Monday Overnight Open Thread (5/16/22)

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

“I am concerned about it,” “As we move forward, we need to know that when you put a solar panel or a wind turbine up, it’s not the same as a thermal resource.”MISO Chief Executive John Bear

Quote II

We need to be cads, rogues, heartbreakers. Love and politics mix like Brian Stelter, who is a potato, and gyms. We need to be cold. Ruthless. We need to give them a false name and leave a fake phone number on the nightstand. Kurt Schlichter

Quote III

“It’s reprehensible that she would tweet out something that is defamatory to an entire religion. This state was based on religious freedom. I’m proud as a Pennsylvanian to uphold those founding beliefs that every faith has its merits.” PA Republican Senate hopeful Mehmet Oz


Quote IV

“As far as the community part, I think AB is right. We haven’t heard anything that Kaep did for the community or given back to the community after the settlement,”Adam "PacMan" Jones

Interesting since "PacMan" is no paragon of virtue.

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When do the moonbats come for Judge Maureen Duffy-Lewis of the Superior Court of California in Los Angeles?

Judge Maureen Duffy-Lewis of the Superior Court of California in Los Angeles issued the ruling on Friday in response to a lawsuit from Judicial Watch on behalf of three California residents challenging the law.

The law required publicly held companies headquartered in California to have one member who identifies as a woman on their board of directors by the end of 2019. It then required boards with five directors to have two women and boards with six or more members to have three women by January 2022.

Companies that failed to report board compositions to the California secretary of state’s office could be subject to a $100,000 fine under the law, while multiple failures to have the required number of women board members could result in a $300,000 fine, according to the Associated Press.

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Didn't think Bette Midler was a dumb twat? Care to rethink that position?

Bette Midler Tweets ‘Try Breastfeeding, It’s Free,’ Amidst Baby Formula Shortage, Here’s The Reaction


Other than opening her piehole, has she accomplished anything of note over the past 25 years?


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Yours truly is not thin. And I enjoy good food too much and not enough exercise. But there comes a time when modesty comes into play. And I have no idea why an unhealthy obese lifestyle is celebrated.

Plus size model Isabel Nicholls Nall has wowed fans with her latest body positive post.

The social media influencer, who boasts 242,000 Instagram followers, took to the site to pose in her underwear.

And as sassy as ever, the blonde beauty also dubbed herself 'your fat friend x' as she did so.

The photo saw Isabel, 22, showed off her cleavage and stomach as she wore the black lingerie top and matching bottoms.


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A mind is a terrible thing to waste.

The new White House press sec. Karine Jean-Pierre appeared to dodge a question from Fox News’ Peter Doocy about a tweet from President Joe Biden regarding inflation.

“Karine, congratulations, it’s nice to see you up there,” Doocy began. “The president’s Twitter account posted the other day if you wanna bring down inflation, let’s make sure the wealthiest corporations pay their fair share. How does raising taxes on corporations reduce inflation?”

“Um, so, are you talking about a specific tweet?” Jean-Pierre, who appeared stumped, asked.


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And here she seemed so darn nice and wholesome.

A former Arizona high school counselor – who previously helped students organize a drag show – was arrested and accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl, according to police.

The Tucson Police Department's Child Sexual Assault Unit received a report of an inappropriate relationship between Zobella Brazil Vinik, 29, and a 15-year-old student at Tucson High Magnet School. At the time, Vinik was a counselor at Tucson High Magnet School. Authorities launched an investigation into the claims on May 3.

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The ONT Is Always Looking Out For YouTM Come back with a warrant Barney Fife.

What to Do When a Cop Asks to Search Your Vehicle
Even if you’ve done nothing wrong, you have plenty to worry about.

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Don't piss down our backs and tell us it is raining.

Despite his agency shutting down the nation’s largest manufacturer of baby formula for months, the head of the Food and Drug Administration on Monday blamed a “distribution problem” for empty store shelves across the US, as lawmakers fumed about a lackluster federal response to the crisis.

“I don’t want this to sound in any way like we’re not concerned about the parents that are struggling to find formula for their children,” FDA Commissioner Robert Califf said on CNN. “That’s definitely happening in parts of the country. But you know, the number of stock on shelves is about 90% before … the recall, and it dropped to about 79% at its lowest, and we’re on the way back up now.”

Califf went on to insist that “there is formula out there” before blaming the shortages on a February recall by supplier Abbott Laboratories of name-brand formulas produced at its plant in Sturgis, Mich.


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How do you have a rational conversation with these people? You don't.

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The ONT Musical Interlude & The To-Go Box Emporium


On this day: 16 May 1984
Ozzy Osbourne was arrested in Memphis, Tennessee for 'staggering drunk' down Beale Street. Osbourne was released from the Memphis jail five hours later, after drying out, and was not required to return for a court appearance. He continued on with a tour in support of 1983’s Bark at the Moon. via thisdayinmusic.com


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On this day: 16 May 2010
Ronnie James Dio, singer with Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath and his own band Dio died after a six-month battle with stomach cancer. He was 67 years old. Dio’s career began in 1957 with The Vegas Kings, which later changed to Ronnie and the Rumblers, then Ronnie and the Redcaps, then in 1961, Ronnie Dio and the Prophets. In 1967, Dio and Prophets guitarist Nick Pantas formed the Electric Elves, which shortened its name to Elf. The band’s success eventually landed them an opening slot for Deep Purple which exposed Dio’s voice to Deep Purple’s guitarist, Ritchie Blackmore, who later recruited Dio and other members of Elf for his new band Rainbow. via thisdayinmusic.com

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There is nothing wrong with May-December relationships. Unless: Genius Award Winners.

MAY 16--A Florida Woman is facing felony charges for allegedly beating her husband with a belt after she “caught him watching pornography on his cell phone and masturbating,” according to police.

Angela Davis, 30, was arrested Tuesday morning following a confrontation with the 51-year-old victim at their home in Summerfield, a Central Florida community.

Davis’s husband told cops that he had “gotten into a altercation” with her after she interrupted his pleasure session. The victim said Davis “became angry and asked to see his phone,” and that he complied with her request.

After Davis “discovered some sort of communication between the victim and someone on the website Reddit,” police reported, a “verbal altercation ensued.”

The dispute subsequently turned violent, cops charge, after Davis “wrapped a leather belt with a large metal buckle around her fist.” The victim told cops that when he took out his phone to dial 911, Davis knocked the device from his hands and struck him several times with the belt on his arms and back.


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Help for those who suffer binge drinking? Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

SCIENTIST SAY THEY MIGHT BE ABLE TO REVERSE BINGE DRINKING WITH GENE EDITING
"A FACTORY RESET FOR THE BRAIN."


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Posted by: a dude in MI, size Ultra Neo MAGA at May 16, 2022 10:10 PM (+I6Y/)

2 Oh yeah! The ONT! *hits send*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at May 16, 2022 10:10 PM (Dc2NZ)

3

wa'Dlch!

Posted by: Zettai at May 16, 2022 10:10 PM (vn9pv)

4 Never trust a politician, any politician!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~every book has been totally rewritten ~ at May 16, 2022 10:10 PM (hOUT3)

5 Foiled again!

Posted by: Holy Crap at May 16, 2022 10:11 PM (glGDV)

6 Don't you people have lives?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~every book has been totally rewritten ~ at May 16, 2022 10:11 PM (hOUT3)

7 finally

Posted by: JohnFNotKerry at May 16, 2022 10:11 PM (iPbC0)

8 I'm transfirst.

Posted by: 29Victor at May 16, 2022 10:12 PM (BJKQV)

9 Yo ONT, yo horde!

Posted by: Zeera at May 16, 2022 10:12 PM (6ryjY)

10 YokoOgoPogo is lurking beneath the surface of that lake.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at May 16, 2022 10:12 PM (Dc2NZ)

11 Don't fucking slander PacMan, he fights ghosts and has a family.

Posted by: Broseidon at May 16, 2022 10:12 PM (Tjt1+)

12 Good evening everyone.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 16, 2022 10:13 PM (Msys3)

13 good evening everyone

Posted by: wing at May 16, 2022 10:14 PM (PlW9M)

14 Nice pic again, MisHum! Easy to make reflections in this technique....

Posted by: OrangeEnt at May 16, 2022 10:14 PM (7bRMQ)

15 Prediction: The homes of all Democrat leadership and journalists will never, ever experience brownouts or blackouts.

Posted by: 29Victor at May 16, 2022 10:14 PM (BJKQV)

16 I am thinking that water might be cold.

How about not drinking as many shots in a row to put the other guy under the table guys? Anyone? Nah, that will never work.

Thanks for the ONT.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 16, 2022 10:14 PM (3NKiY)

17 >>> Zobella Brazil Vinik


Danger Hair

Posted by: banana Dream at May 16, 2022 10:15 PM (0fVbu)

18 top twenty

Posted by: Theodore at May 16, 2022 10:16 PM (GJnvT)

19 Staggering drunk? Shoot, that's just a good start for the evening (about 50 years ago)!

Posted by: LRob in TX at May 16, 2022 10:16 PM (g/nSe)

20 Is Ozzy still banned from Texas?

Posted by: 29Victor at May 16, 2022 10:16 PM (BJKQV)

21 lol the last pic. Gotta be a Chiefs fan.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 16, 2022 10:16 PM (nxdel)

22 15
Not without help.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at May 16, 2022 10:16 PM (roH4R)

23 Think I am just going to look at that lead photo and think of the fresh clean breeze coming across that water!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~every book has been totally rewritten ~ at May 16, 2022 10:16 PM (hOUT3)

24 SCIENTIST SAY THEY MIGHT BE ABLE TO REVERSE BINGE DRINKING WITH GENE EDITING
"A FACTORY RESET FOR THE BRAIN."


Nah, we're all good here.

Posted by: Some Rat at May 16, 2022 10:17 PM (r1z5A)

25 {{hrothgar}} {{wing}}!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 16, 2022 10:17 PM (nxdel)

26 Prediction: The homes of all Democrat leadership and journalists will never, ever experience brownouts or blackouts.

Around the turn of the century, the Russian city of Vladivostok started having regular rolling blackouts for months on end.

People noticed that the neighborhoods where the senior officials lived never were included in the rolling blackouts, and the rents went up in those neighborhoods.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 16, 2022 10:17 PM (I2/tG)

27 If Cruz would open a Bank of Cruz, I'd invest for a 10% rate of interest in return.

Just so long as I'm a very early investor.

/ponzi


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 16, 2022 10:17 PM (QzJWU)

28 Interesting since "PacMan" is no paragon of virtue.



PacMan did give back to the community, albeit usually at a strip club.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 16, 2022 10:17 PM (Ryaf0)

29 I see Oz is positioning himself with Ilhan Omar.
I wonder how well that will work, in his New England primary

Posted by: Kindltot at May 16, 2022 10:18 PM (xhaym)

30 About that last photo:

You go, Chiefs fan! You make us all proud!

Posted by: mnw at May 16, 2022 10:18 PM (NLIak)

31 I’m proud as a Pennsylvanian to uphold those founding beliefs that every faith has its merits.

Except for Muzzies.
And probably Scientology.
And Leftism.
And whatever Jim Jones was spewing.

There's more, I'm sure - but I'm no faithologist.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 16, 2022 10:18 PM (Msys3)

32 When Gavin Newsom says that the last nuclear plant in California should be kept open (it's scheduled to close), you know that they are getting worried.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 16, 2022 10:19 PM (I2/tG)

33 While I agree with Schlichter, the problem is in identifying what person is the most conservative that can be elected. People with the same goal will disagree. Then what?

Posted by: Archimedes at May 16, 2022 10:19 PM (ZsR3z)

34 "A FACTORY RESET FOR THE BRAIN."

I do not think that means what the scientist think it means.
At least I hope not.

Posted by: 29Victor at May 16, 2022 10:19 PM (BJKQV)

35 28 Interesting since "PacMan" is no paragon of virtue.



PacMan did give back to the community, albeit usually at a strip club.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 16, 2022 10:17 PM (Ryaf0)

Isn't he also the father of about a bazillion bastard kids?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 16, 2022 10:19 PM (8WMkA)

36 Any ONT
With a Cheap Trick link is a
Thing of real beauty

Posted by: Captain Haiku at May 16, 2022 10:19 PM (o55mS)

37 I’m proud as a Pennsylvanian to uphold those founding beliefs that every faith has its merits.

Except for Muzzies.
And probably Scientology.
And Leftism.
And whatever Jim Jones was spewing.


Not sure what Moloch's redeeming qualities are, but sure.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 16, 2022 10:20 PM (ZsR3z)

38 Nice pic!
Nice click!

Posted by: COMountainMarie at May 16, 2022 10:20 PM (tO+ht)

39 32 When Gavin Newsom says that the last nuclear plant in California should be kept open (it's scheduled to close), you know that they are getting worried.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 16, 2022 10:19 PM (I2/tG)

Worried about votes, not about people.

I, for one, can't wait for Dem leaders and the press to tell us that if our TVs, A/C and computers won't turn on it's a good thing because we'll get out of the house more.

Posted by: 29Victor at May 16, 2022 10:21 PM (BJKQV)

40 ..There's more, I'm sure - but I'm no faithologist.
Posted by: Tonypete at May 16, 2022 10:18 PM (Msys3)


Jewish people don't recognize the Divinity of Christ. Episcopalians don't recognize the Ascendency of the Pope. And Baptist don't recognize one another in a liquor store.


/old joke

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 16, 2022 10:22 PM (QzJWU)

41 I, for one, can't wait for Dem leaders and the press to tell us that if our TVs, A/C and computers won't turn on it's a good thing because we'll get out of the house more.

Remember, they are also telling us that the fertilizer shortage is a Good Thing.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 16, 2022 10:22 PM (I2/tG)

42 I, for one, can't wait for Dem leaders and the press to tell us that if our TVs, A/C and computers won't turn on it's a good thing because we'll get out of the house more.
Posted by: 29Victor


No food means no obesity. Try to look at the bright side.

Posted by: Some Rat at May 16, 2022 10:22 PM (r1z5A)

43 received a report of an inappropriate relationship between Zobella Brazil Vinik, 29, and a 15-year-old student....

Many issues could be avoided if one would refuse to hire simply based on the first name alone.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 16, 2022 10:22 PM (Msys3)

44 I'm not sure Islam has merit, but Muslim society was productive in the post-Mohammed pre-Ottoman times. Lots of advances in philosophy, some decent art, good poetry, especially the Sufi branch. Then something happened and they've been stuck in neutral, and then gunned it in reverse, for the last 550 years.

Posted by: Broseidon at May 16, 2022 10:23 PM (Tjt1+)

45 Posted by: Jim at May 16, 2022 10:22 PM (QzJWU)

I lol'd.

Why don't Pentecostals believe in having sex standing up?





It might lead to dancing.

Posted by: 29Victor at May 16, 2022 10:23 PM (BJKQV)

46 No food means no obesity. Try to look at the bright side.

It's the Venezuelan diet!

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 16, 2022 10:23 PM (I2/tG)

47 People sometimes have a real poor idea as to how physics works. Looneytune level understanding.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 16, 2022 10:23 PM (0fVbu)

48 Misanthropic Humanitarian

Good pictures.

The top one: You are having a bad day peak bagging if you are going for the summits on the mountain on the right. The traverses will be fraught.

The bottom one is obviously a Jewell45 neighbor, now bereft of alcohol. Win a recent Super Bowl, and the jackets are a fashion statement.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at May 16, 2022 10:24 PM (u82oZ)

49 I’m proud as a Pennsylvanian to uphold those founding beliefs that every faith has its merits.” PA Republican Senate hopeful Mehmet Oz

Thanks bro!

Posted by: Aztecs, Baal, Moloch at May 16, 2022 10:24 PM (7bRMQ)

50 Muzzies are enthusiastic
Scientologist can keep a secret
Leftist... yeah, I got nothing
Jim Jones followers were serious
Moloch followers were giving...lives...
Is this what he meant by redeeming qualities???

Posted by: lin-duh at May 16, 2022 10:24 PM (UUBmN)

51 Good evening horde.

Posted by: Ciampino at May 16, 2022 10:24 PM (qfLjt)

52 This state was based on religious freedom. I’m proud as a Pennsylvanian to uphold those founding beliefs that every faith has its merits

Yeah, that's not among America's founding values.

"Religious" freedom is about various Christian denominations getting along, not some general embrace of every idolatry under the sun.

Posted by: Methos at May 16, 2022 10:24 PM (kOpft)

53 31
I used to be laissez faire about religion. Then I realized some religions didn't do a damn bit of good for the cause of freedom.
In fact, they did harm, particularly 1 and 3 on your list. Number 4 took care of itself.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at May 16, 2022 10:24 PM (roH4R)

54 The breastfeeding remark - I *knew* someone was going to say it, I figured some politician was going to get themselves in trouble with it, and in the back of my mind I was waiting to see who it would be. Never Dreamed it would be that loudmouth Bette Midler, LOL!!! But that's the price to pay when you're rich and stupid and feel like you can shoot your mouth off anytime you want.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 16, 2022 10:25 PM (r46W7)

55 Having the name "Zobella Brazil Vinik" should get you shot out of a cannon just on general principles.

Posted by: Dr. T at May 16, 2022 10:25 PM (tp+tP)

56 Why don't Pentecostals believe in having sex standing up?

It might lead to dancing.
Posted by: 29Victor

Was it the Shakers that took chastity to epic levels? That may explain why there are no more Shakers.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 16, 2022 10:25 PM (Msys3)

57 Bette Midler Tweets ‘Try Breastfeeding, It’s Free,’ Amidst Baby Formula Shortage, Here’s The Reaction

Easier said than done.

Posted by: Pete Buttgig at May 16, 2022 10:26 PM (+lVUW)

58 If you consider Juche a religion, that's an easy pick for one with 0 redeeming qualities.

Posted by: Broseidon at May 16, 2022 10:26 PM (Tjt1+)

59 Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at May 16, 2022 10:24 PM (u82oZ)

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 16, 2022 10:26 PM (8WMkA)

60 29Victor

TV is the opiate of the masses. Who will find the time to riot if no TV.

Newsom should be worried, after Sri Lanka this week.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at May 16, 2022 10:26 PM (u82oZ)

61 The New York Times, three hours ago, continuing its century-long tradition of lying about Ukraine:

Breaking News: Ukraine ended its "combat mission" in Mariupol and said fighters were being evacuated, signaling that the battle at a steel plant was over.

Translation: the Ukrainian troops surrendered to the Russians.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 16, 2022 10:27 PM (I2/tG)

62 ..Was it the Shakers that took chastity to epic levels? That may explain why there are no more Shakers.
Posted by: Tonypete at May 16, 2022 10:25 PM (Msys3)


Stirring commentary!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 16, 2022 10:27 PM (QzJWU)

63 Evening.

Dio AND Ozzy?

This is the greatest ONT EVAR!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Robert at May 16, 2022 10:27 PM (1Yy3c)

64 Good evening, Horde!

Great ONT, MisHum. The Schlichter quote needs to be heeded by us all. It's a good and timely article.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 16, 2022 10:27 PM (TdMsT)

65 Was it the Shakers that took chastity to epic levels? That may explain why there are no more Shakers.
Posted by: Tonypete


Future generations of celibates will thank us.....

Posted by: Some Rat at May 16, 2022 10:28 PM (r1z5A)

66

If binge drinking on the boot of Karine Jean-Pierre's Ford whilst watching Bette Midler pr0n on my mobile as I'm being whipped with a belt by Nicholls Nall is wrong, I don't want to be right...

Posted by: Zettai at May 16, 2022 10:28 PM (D1BSd)

67 Southern Illinois here - We just had an earthquake, 2.3 on the Richter scale.

Posted by: Ciampino at May 16, 2022 10:28 PM (qfLjt)

68 Newsom should be worried, after Sri Lanka this week.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at May 16, 2022 10:26 PM (u82oZ)

So should they all.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at May 16, 2022 10:28 PM (7bRMQ)

69 Jim
Sunk New Dawn

The future is for those that can show up.

Practice makes pregnant for the win.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at May 16, 2022 10:28 PM (u82oZ)

70 If all the power goes out in California no one is going to be hearing anything except gunfire...

Posted by: lin-duh at May 16, 2022 10:28 PM (UUBmN)

71 >>> If you consider Juche a religion, that's an easy pick for one with 0 redeeming qualities.
Posted by: Broseidon at May 16, 2022 10:26 PM (Tjt1+)


I don't know. I think it has some definite plusses.

Posted by: Kim at May 16, 2022 10:28 PM (0fVbu)

72 Wow. Do a web search of "Muslim countries and pedophilia" and you'll find a lot of sites (and Muslims) backing up Barnette's claim.

Also, I've had to listen to politicians crap all over Christianity for decades. Why does Islam still get a pass?

Posted by: 29Victor at May 16, 2022 10:29 PM (BJKQV)

73 People bashing Aztec religion are really underselling the effect a few human sacrifices can have on ideological compliance. I have a few people in mind if we ever want to get started down that road.

Posted by: Broseidon at May 16, 2022 10:29 PM (Tjt1+)

74 I suspect "Okay," Karine will continue to be flummoxed until morale improves, or something like that. Puzzled by silverware, seeing a doctor to have a hangnail removed, finding a non-racist brand of toilet paper; she's in over her pointy little head.

She is better looking than Jen The Pallid Person though.

As to Kurt picking on Brian Stelter, how dare he? Besides it being cruel, he's horning in on our territory.

Evening, y'all. Good lookin' ONT MisHum.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 16, 2022 10:29 PM (F0YaR)

75 >>How does raising taxes on corporations reduce inflation?”

Theoretically, if you take a bunch of money from rich people, you are in effect reducing the money supply and reducing consumption, and instead of spending this taxed money, you move to deficit neutral policies, while simultaneously paying down the deficit, this could potentially allow for equilibrium of the system and a return to nominal inflation and a recovering economic picture.

Theoretically.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 16, 2022 10:29 PM (VqzWO)

76 Newsom should be worried, after Sri Lanka this week.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at May 16, 2022 10:26 PM (u82oZ)
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I'm picturing that oleaginous nancy boy running around with his Brylcreemed hair on fire. Ha!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at May 16, 2022 10:29 PM (Dc2NZ)

77 I'm not sure Islam has merit, but Muslim society was productive in the post-Mohammed pre-Ottoman times. Lots of advances in philosophy, some decent art, good poetry, especially the Sufi branch. Then something happened and they've been stuck in neutral, and then gunned it in reverse, for the last 550 years.

Posted by: Broseidon at May 16, 2022 10:23 PM (Tjt1+)


Their leading philosophers determined that when faith and science collided, faith was in the right. This is completely opposite to Christian philosophers.
Also, early muslim society also spent a good amount of time digesting and using Greek and Byzantine science and techniques which gave them a leg up over Europe which did not have those resources until the end of the reconquista in Spain, and the translation and spread of, mostly, Greek science and Arabic mathematics. It corresponded with the development of the printing press in Europe as well, which jump started the distribution broader and faster than it could be digested or controlled by TPTB in that era.

This began a period where Islam contracted and became very conservative, and European society began to accelerate in innovation.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 16, 2022 10:30 PM (xhaym)

78 Southern Illinois here - We just had an earthquake, 2.3 on the Richter scale.
Posted by: Ciampino at May 16, 2022 10:28 PM (qfLjt)


What was the over/under?

Posted by: Dr. T at May 16, 2022 10:30 PM (tp+tP)

79 If all the power goes out in California no one is going to be hearing anything except gunfire...

They're a peaceful, forgiving people.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 16, 2022 10:30 PM (I2/tG)

80 There's still one Shaker. It has Heights.

Posted by: Broseidon at May 16, 2022 10:30 PM (Tjt1+)

81 OrangeEnt

What if every conservative searched security arrangements at the FBI or DOJ, all on one day?

Add a few outrageous barbarians, like AntiFa leaders, and their home address.

Might get some attention.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at May 16, 2022 10:30 PM (u82oZ)

82 32 When Gavin Newsom says that the last nuclear plant in California should be kept open (it's scheduled to close), you know that they are getting worried.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 16, 2022 10:19 PM (I2/tG)

PG & E said nope, no can do. They pointed out that it isn't just a matter of leaving it on; there are long term permitting issues with the Feds, and scheduled refuelings and planned for maintenance down the road; they said its too late, they canceled all that stuff and they don't WANT to operate it anymore. So too bad, so sad, Gavin. It's going, going, gone.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 16, 2022 10:31 PM (r46W7)

83 Califf went on to insist that “there is formula out there” before blaming the shortages on a February recall by supplier Abbott Laboratories of name-brand formulas produced at its plant in Sturgis, Mich.

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There are winning Lottery tickets out there, too.

But baby formula shouldn't be like a winning Lottery ticket.

And remember, that spokesperson is getting a six-figure salary to puke their disinformation.

Happy Monday all!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 16, 2022 10:31 PM (sy5kK)

84 Sex is a very religious act. That's why people holler oh God!, Oh God, OH GOD! at the appropriate points during services.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 16, 2022 10:31 PM (QzJWU)

85 Child rapist Zobella Brazil Vinik looks exactly how you would expect her to look.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 16, 2022 10:31 PM (iJVGX)

86 Thanks for another dandy ONT, Mis Hum!

That photo up top is simply spectacular. The more you look, the more you see...

Great tune behind it too!

We need to listen to Schlichter on this one because he is correct.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, HONK! Believing in America at May 16, 2022 10:31 PM (xT18z)

87 Was it the Shakers that took chastity to epic levels? That may explain why there are no more Shakers.
Posted by: Tonypete at May 16, 2022 10:25 PM (Msys3)

That's exactly why. But they sure made great furniture.

Posted by: 29Victor at May 16, 2022 10:31 PM (BJKQV)

88 Broseidon

How are you doing? You have bene on my mind, and you were mentioned at the CoMoMeet.

Good luck with your relationship.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at May 16, 2022 10:32 PM (u82oZ)

89 70 If all the power goes out in California no one is going to be hearing anything except gunfire...
Posted by: lin-duh at May 16, 2022 10:28 PM (UUBmN)

Well it sure won't be illegal portable generators.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 16, 2022 10:32 PM (8WMkA)

90 Pulled in to get gas in Tehachapi, CA today and noticed . . . No Diesel Fuel available.

Yes, BootyFag, the Federal Government makes neither Infant Formula nor Fuels, however, it's your JOB to make sure we have this shit.

What a clusterfuck.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 16, 2022 10:32 PM (iJVGX)

91 So my Roku YouTube app threw in under "recommended" Democracy Now & MSNBC videos criticizing Tucker for the "debunked replacement theory" just for the Hell of it tonight.

Google isn't biased or anything, right?

Posted by: BetaCuck4Lyfe at May 16, 2022 10:32 PM (MFZ8i)

92 Good evening dear morons and thank you mh

You have no idea why unhealthy obesity is celebrated? Really?

Sure you do. Same reason murder, infanticide, child mutilation and all sorts of perversions are celebrated in our culture.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 16, 2022 10:32 PM (EZebt)

93 77
I believe some Muslim bigwig issued a fatwa against printing presses in the 1500s.
I bet that put a drag on their scientific progress.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at May 16, 2022 10:32 PM (roH4R)

94 Also, I've had to listen to politicians crap all over Christianity for decades. Why does Islam still get a pass?
Posted by: 29Victor at May 16, 2022 10:29 PM (BJKQV)

Because Islam hates Western Civilization and wants to see it destroyed, just like the Left does.

that's really not a joke.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 16, 2022 10:33 PM (r46W7)

95 70 If all the power goes out in California no one is going to be hearing anything except gunfire...
Posted by: lin-duh at May 16, 2022 10:28 PM (UUBmN)


Sounds a lot like what'll happen in St. Louis if the EBT system crashes.

Posted by: Dr. T at May 16, 2022 10:33 PM (tp+tP)

96 Translation: the Ukrainian troops surrendered to the Russians.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 16, 2022 10:27 PM (I2/tG)


I want to find out how many NATO officers the Russians bagged

Posted by: Kindltot at May 16, 2022 10:33 PM (xhaym)

97 Damn, Tommy Aldridge is playing drums in another county in that Ozzy video.

Posted by: micky at May 16, 2022 10:33 PM (3byMq)

98 Kindl, I believe that's the fault of Al-Ghazali, who lambasted his Greek-influenced predecessors in "the Incoherence of the philosophers."

Averroes fired back with a philippic defending Aristotlean derived philosophy, called the Incoherence of the Incoherence. But Al-Ghazalis view won the day.

Posted by: Broseidon at May 16, 2022 10:33 PM (Tjt1+)

99 Forget the Pinochet Solution. I'm pushing the Sri Lanka Solution now.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 16, 2022 10:34 PM (EZebt)

100 Also, I've had to listen to politicians crap all over Christianity for decades. Why does Islam still get a pass?
Posted by: 29Victor at May 16, 2022 10:29 PM (BJKQV)

Christians aren't nearly as skilled at suicide bombings.

Posted by: Robert at May 16, 2022 10:34 PM (1Yy3c)

101 Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 16, 2022 10:29 PM (VqzWO)

Yup, you could actually *reverse* inflation if you did that. Technically it wouldn't matter who you taxed so much as the excess printed by government since the last equlibrium was sucked out.

Except, no government could be trusted to A) not spend it or B) do it all again as soon as folks were worried about something else.

Posted by: Methos at May 16, 2022 10:35 PM (kOpft)

102 Well it sure won't be illegal portable generators.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


Just a cowinky dink about those pesky fuel prices.

Posted by: Some Rat at May 16, 2022 10:35 PM (r1z5A)

103 PG & E said nope, no can do. They pointed out that it isn't just a matter of leaving it on; there are long term permitting issues with the Feds

The Federal licenses for the two Diablo Canyon nuclear plants expire in 2024 and 2025. Getting the plants relicensed would cost hundreds of millions of dollars - PG&E isn't going to spend that kind of money and trust that California politicians won't change their minds and demand that the plants be closed.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 16, 2022 10:35 PM (I2/tG)

104

Muslims don't make very good neighbours, so I've heard...

Posted by: Zettai at May 16, 2022 10:35 PM (66INt)

105 TV is the opiate of the masses. Who will find the time to riot if no TV.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at May 16, 2022 10:26 PM (u82oZ)

In California opium is the opiate of the masses.

Posted by: 29Victor at May 16, 2022 10:35 PM (BJKQV)

106 Kindltot

The rumor is a former Canadian LT General is a Russian prisoner. Not sure if that is true, as that is awfully old and senior to be in a war zone, plus the Canadians selected for today's Canadian Forces are not the Canadians of yore.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at May 16, 2022 10:35 PM (u82oZ)

107 {{{Jewells45}}}
Hope all is well

Posted by: wing at May 16, 2022 10:35 PM (PlW9M)

108 NaCly - It's....hard to really articulate. There's so much about her that I love and know I likely won't find anywhere else. We click so well on the trivia stuff. But when I think, deep down, do I love this woman, does she make me happy, can I spend forever with her? I feel like the answer is probably no...

Thanks for checking in on me, and I hope the mome was a lot of fun.

Posted by: Broseidon at May 16, 2022 10:36 PM (Tjt1+)

109 How do you have a rational conversation with these people? You don't.

For any morons who are thinking of clicking that link. They're not Playboy models.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 16, 2022 10:36 PM (+lVUW)

110 29Victor

Fentanyl? Is that in the mix?

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at May 16, 2022 10:36 PM (u82oZ)

111 PA Morons, I've picked all my candidates except the governor. Do you know anything about the candidates?

Posted by: chique l'African ViQueen of Greenland, the Merciless, open to talks with the Great MAGA King at May 16, 2022 10:36 PM (f9NQP)

112 If all the power goes out in California no one is going to be hearing anything except gunfire...

Posted by: lin-duh at May 16, 2022 10:28 PM (UUBmN)

I can also provide light!

Posted by: Mosin Nagant at May 16, 2022 10:37 PM (7bRMQ)

113 I've lost a lot of good feelings towards Schlichter lately. The camo paint is wearing off and starting to show that traditional GOPe yellow streak down his back. Plus, his last book was a turd. Conservative authors that run out of ideas and start cranking out garbage seem to start tacking leftward (see: P.J. O'Rourke).

Cram it, Kurt. I'm in PA, and I'm not voting for McCormick even if you claim he's the supposedly-electable lesser of two evils. We've been doing that shit for decades and look where it's gotten us. There's nothing lesser about them.

Posted by: Pennsyltucky at May 16, 2022 10:37 PM (lNHqD)

114 PG&E isn't going to spend that kind of money and trust that California politicians won't change their minds and demand that the plants be closed.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 16, 2022 10:35 PM (I2/tG)

Which is exactly what New York did with Indian Point.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 16, 2022 10:37 PM (UuD2k)

115 The Abbott labs shuttering is completely insane.

So apparently after the FDA shut down the Michigan plant, creating the formula shortage, Abbott demonstrated to the FDA that the bad formula did not come from them, the FDA slow walked everything and when the administration started to get heat, threatened to sue Abbott labs to force them to open, Abbott labs told the administration that it was their FDA that was keeping them shut down, so apparently within the last day, Abbott and the FDA came to an "agreement" to open, but it's going to take 2 months to get the plant operating at capacity, meanwhile the administration is attacking Abbott, the largest supplier of baby formula, calling them greedy.

WTAF??

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 16, 2022 10:37 PM (VqzWO)

116 If all the power goes out in California no one is going to be hearing anything except gunfire...

You can say the same for any urban area; basically anywhere where you see more brick, asphalt, and concrete per acre than grass.

When power goes out, you can bet that deliveries are out as well. And your local grocery doesn't have much in the back beyond what you see on the shelves. Know where your local warehouse is ? I do - now good luck shooting your way in, and out, to get what is pretty much three days worth of restock to their particular chain brand.

Just power outages, brown-outs, are going to be a shit-show. Look around, take note of all those folks that are on some kind of oxygen, or motorized scooter, or some other device. They're gonna' die this summer. Now look at all the folks that can't stand a day of the summer heat out in the flower beds. They're screwed too. They ain't gonna' make it.

Posted by: Glowie is the new Troll is the new Conspiracy Theorist at May 16, 2022 10:37 PM (kyqam)

117 When Gavin Newsom says that the last nuclear plant in California should be kept open (it's scheduled to close), you know that they are getting worried.

Posted by: The ARC of History!



He's being unexpectedly challenged in the primary by Alex Berenson, a left writer and activist who is actually pretty sane and well-spoken for that breed. Berenson has two hobby-horses: 1. Nuclear Power should be pursued as a primary energy source, and 2. Homeless Policy in California is a catastrophe that Newsom has done fuck-all about.

So Newsom will start chirping about things now that he'd never consider. Since Apocalyptic Hell-Scape California is one of those states that has the top two vote getters in the primary moving on to the general regardless of party, it'll undoubtedly be Newsom vs. Berenson in the November Finale.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 16, 2022 10:38 PM (iJVGX)

118 109 How do you have a rational conversation with these people? You don't.

For any morons who are thinking of clicking that link. They're not Playboy models.
Posted by: nerdygirl at May 16, 2022 10:36 PM (+lVUW)


Probably from the Farm Report.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 16, 2022 10:38 PM (8WMkA)

119

All eyes on Pennsylvakia tomorrow...

Posted by: Zettai at May 16, 2022 10:38 PM (66INt)

120 Isn't he also the father of about a bazillion bastard kids?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 16, 2022 10:19 PM (8WMkA)



I don't think he's like a Travis Henry, with umpteen bastards.

But I think he's been involved in multiple strip club shootings, in addition to various drug possession issues.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 16, 2022 10:38 PM (Ryaf0)

121 One thing that astounds me is that Brittney Griner hasn't become more of a cause celebre. WNBA player of color being imprisoned by Russia and it seems like most progressives just, don't care? They'd rather send money to actual Neo-Nazis than life a finger getting her extradited.

Posted by: Broseidon at May 16, 2022 10:38 PM (Tjt1+)

122 Theoretically, if you take a bunch of money from rich people, you are in effect reducing the money supply and reducing consumption, and instead of spending this taxed money, you move to deficit neutral policies, while simultaneously paying down the deficit, this could potentially allow for equilibrium of the system and a return to nominal inflation and a recovering economic picture.

Theoretically.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 16, 2022 10:29 PM (VqzWO)

Can't wait to hear Biden explain that theory.

Posted by: Javems at May 16, 2022 10:39 PM (AmoqO)

123 Usually like Schlicter, but that article was a dud.

Posted by: McLurkerson at May 16, 2022 10:39 PM (wNDOJ)

124 Which is exactly what New York did with Indian Point.

One of the problems with Diablo Canyon is that they found out after construction that it was close to a major fault. The Feds would probably require at least a billion dollars in seismic reinforcement to get the plants relicensed.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 16, 2022 10:39 PM (I2/tG)

125 Shakers were sort of hated in europe. There were reports of them running up to people and yelling. Sometimes they'd flop around on the ground. Some of the animosity could have been political. But because of it some were made to wear these metal spiked head cages as a restraint.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 16, 2022 10:39 PM (0fVbu)

126
Taxation wouldn't reduce money supply, unless the federal govt. just parked it in it's Fed account. Any money it spends, or even pays off bonds with goes right back into the system.

The only way, with the current Fed system to reduce actual M0, monetary base, is for the Fed to sell off assets, pulling that money out of the system.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion at May 16, 2022 10:39 PM (Mzdiz)

127 The Federal licenses for the two Diablo Canyon nuclear plants expire in 2024 and 2025. Getting the plants relicensed would cost hundreds of millions of dollars - PG&E isn't going to spend that kind of money and trust that California politicians won't change their minds and demand that the plants be closed.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 16, 2022 10:35 PM (I2/tG)

I picture Walter Peck walking into Diablo Canyon and forcing some stooge to pull a lever shutting down the cooling system. "Your license has expired! Shut it off!"

Posted by: 29Victor at May 16, 2022 10:39 PM (BJKQV)

128 The rumor is a former Canadian LT General is a Russian prisoner. Not sure if that is true, as that is awfully old and senior to be in a war zone, plus the Canadians selected for today's Canadian Forces are not the Canadians of yore.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at May 16, 2022 10:35 PM (u82oZ)


Apparently he tendered his resignation for sexual harassment AFTER the siege began. Probably parachuted in to join the Azovs within the Russian lines. There were rumors of a US Army Colonel too. Nothing on that one for a month or so.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 16, 2022 10:40 PM (xhaym)

129 Islam's core problem is that it is a very top down religion based on submission and obedience; there is no concept of a personal relationship with one's creator that both Christianity and Judaism recognize. In practical terms, it means no questioning is allowed, and independent thought is viewed as dangerous, since it can lead to apostasy.

Also Islam was designed to be a crucial part of the Political Structure, always: there is *No* separation of Church and State such as western civ came to recognize. In Islamic countries, the Church IS the State, and the State IS the Church. Which means it is an act of treason, punishable by death, to question the religious teachings of the state.

These were the basic reasons behind Winston Churchill's famous statement about Islam, which is very un-PC.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 16, 2022 10:40 PM (r46W7)

130 I've noticed that most of the MSM if they even mention Sri Lanka don't talk about the mandated all organic policy forbidding importing of fertilizer. Use your shit and like it. Also, per reports today, the entire country will be out of fuels of any kind by the end of tomorrow.
The crops they grew for cash are failing badly. Also, India, 2nd largest wheat producer in the world, is banning any and all exports. This makes some sense because most of their crop is used domestically.

Also, wht the fuck is biden sending American troops to Somalia?

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at May 16, 2022 10:40 PM (FtJ1S)

131 So you're saying everything was okay until dickless over there shut off the cooling system?

Posted by: Broseidon at May 16, 2022 10:40 PM (Tjt1+)

132 One thing that astounds me is that Brittney Griner hasn't become more of a cause celebre.

Odds are that she really was trying to smuggle marijuana derivatives into Russia. I suspect the Russians showed the evidence to the US embassy, which is why we haven't said a lot about it.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 16, 2022 10:41 PM (I2/tG)

133
Now, that selling bonds transaction could be done between the Fed and Treasury. As Ts the Fed holds matures, the Fed could not roll them, and suck the money out the Treasury would redeem them with.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion at May 16, 2022 10:41 PM (Mzdiz)

134 Biden has a loyalty card for invasive foreign bungling, get 11 punched and the 12th is free. I'm sure one of those irrelevant Pacific Island countries could use some regime change, anyone have a dart to throw?

Posted by: Broseidon at May 16, 2022 10:42 PM (Tjt1+)

135 I picture Walter Peck walking into Diablo Canyon and forcing some stooge to pull a lever shutting down the cooling system. "Your license has expired! Shut it off!"
Posted by: 29Victor at May 16, 2022 10:39 PM (BJKQV)

The just lose their license for critical power operations. They'll still need a radioactive material license for decades. Unstable isotopes don't give a shit about govt. authorities.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 16, 2022 10:42 PM (UuD2k)

136 34 "A FACTORY RESET FOR THE BRAIN."

I do not think that means what the scientist think it means.
At least I hope not.
Posted by: 29Victor at May 16, 2022 10:19 PM (BJKQV)


Sounds like shock therapy.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 16, 2022 10:42 PM (+lVUW)

137 I picture Walter Peck walking into Diablo Canyon and forcing some stooge to pull a lever shutting down the cooling system. "Your license has expired! Shut it off!"
Posted by: 29Victor at May 16, 2022 10:39 PM (BJKQV)

Yeah..this is Walt down at Diablo Canyon, shut it down..shut it down now.

Posted by: Walt the power guy at May 16, 2022 10:42 PM (+I6Y/)

138 {{{Jewells45}}}

Well, they are a winning team. Try that with a losing team. Will not happen, except in Detroit.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at May 16, 2022 10:42 PM (u82oZ)

139 125 Shakers were sort of hated in europe. There were reports of them running up to people and yelling.
Posted by: banana Dream at May 16, 2022 10:39 PM (0fVbu)

So was the celibacy just an excuse for the fact that they could never manage get laid?

Posted by: 29Victor at May 16, 2022 10:42 PM (BJKQV)

140 I am not in Penn


But no more Bitch McConnell candidates.


Screw schlichter on this one.

Posted by: Justin Castreau at May 16, 2022 10:43 PM (ZW1rs)

141 Shakers were sort of hated in europe. There were reports of them running up to people and yelling. Sometimes they'd flop around on the ground. Some of the animosity could have been political. But because of it some were made to wear these metal spiked head cages as a restraint.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 16, 2022 10:39 PM (0fVbu)


IIRC, they were hated in Massachusetts too, they hanged one for repeatedly interrupting church services, some would show up at churches in the nude and outshout the sermon, The officials were at their wits' ends about how to deal with them.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 16, 2022 10:43 PM (xhaym)

142 Wow. Do a web search of "Muslim countries and pedophilia" and you'll find a lot of sites (and Muslims) backing up Barnette's claim.

Also, I've had to listen to politicians crap all over Christianity for decades. Why does Islam still get a pass?

Posted by: 29Victor



Another search for Muslim Countries and Mental Illness, and Muslim Countries and Average IQ also reveal that 70 generations of first cousin marriages and offspring from those marriages then marrying their first cousins, etc., is what has been the cause of Islam's precipitous fall from the alleged golden ages it enjoyed in its early centuries.

Retards marrying retards for 1500 years is bound to leave a mark.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 16, 2022 10:43 PM (iJVGX)

143 meanwhile the administration is attacking Abbott, the largest supplier of baby formula, calling them greedy.

WTAF??
Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 16, 2022 10:37 PM (VqzWO)

Abbott vs the fed govt AND the media

Posted by: a dude in MI, size Ultra Neo MAGA at May 16, 2022 10:43 PM (+I6Y/)

144 111 PA Morons, I've picked all my candidates except the governor. Do you know anything about the candidates?


I want to like Mastriano but he's really avoided my area of PA, I guess with good reason but why not try? it feels ... weird. When he was a freshman state rep, he weirdly went all in for Act 77, which was either naivety on his part, or something else ...

McSwain is the NT choice I guess, President Trump went out of his way to UNedorse him, and rip him! He seems pretty milquetoast.

Lou Barletta is ok ... he tried (and failed) to snag Bob Casey Jr's seat. He keeps claiming "name recognition" but he doesn't have that much more than that?

Dave White is a very dark horse and just no

Not a great group huh? I'm probably forgetting someone. A couple of the guys dropped out recently and I think backed Barletta.

Posted by: Black Orchid at May 16, 2022 10:44 PM (w0NJk)

145 When a nuclear plant is shut down, there will still be people working there for decades to manage all the spent fuel and radioactive materials. It just won't be producing anything of value.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 16, 2022 10:44 PM (UuD2k)

146 So many Cabinet secretaries need to be impeached. Can we do a mass impeachment to save everyone time?

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at May 16, 2022 10:44 PM (xT18z)

147

Has Kathy Barnette denied that she is a witch yet?

Posted by: Zettai at May 16, 2022 10:44 PM (66INt)

148 ARC: I do get that, and obviously this isn't apples to apples, but if an American citizen was being detained because they violated the blasphemy laws of some autocratic Muslim hellhole, I feel like we wouldn't just be all, oh sure, she's gotta follow the rules, keep her for a while.

Posted by: Broseidon at May 16, 2022 10:44 PM (Tjt1+)

149 Fentanyl? Is that in the mix?
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at May 16, 2022 10:36 PM (u82oZ)

Isn't fentanyl a synthetic opiate?

Posted by: 29Victor at May 16, 2022 10:44 PM (BJKQV)

150 When Gavin Newsom says that the last nuclear plant in California should be kept open (it's scheduled to close), you know that they are getting worried.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 16, 2022 10:19 PM (I2/tG)

PG & E said nope, no can do. They pointed out that it isn't just a matter of leaving it on; there are long term permitting issues with the Feds, and scheduled refuelings and planned for maintenance down the road; they said its too late, they canceled all that stuff and they don't WANT to operate it anymore. So too bad, so sad, Gavin. It's going, going, gone.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 16, 2022 10:31 PM (r46W7)
* * * *
The only thing left will be the spent nuclear fuel...

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at May 16, 2022 10:45 PM (xT18z)

151 MisHum sent us to the cornfield!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at May 16, 2022 10:45 PM (Dc2NZ)

152 woopsie, the blog went away!

Posted by: Kindltot at May 16, 2022 10:45 PM (xhaym)

153 Re-first!

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 16, 2022 10:45 PM (UuD2k)

154 Evening Horde

Posted by: Iris at May 16, 2022 10:45 PM (6lKe4)

155 What happened?

Posted by: lin-duh at May 16, 2022 10:45 PM (UUBmN)

156 ...and it's gone.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at May 16, 2022 10:45 PM (M9XmQ)

157 Darn Shakers with their furniture and celibacy and Newman's Own salad dressing.

Posted by: Broseidon at May 16, 2022 10:46 PM (Tjt1+)

158
Retards marrying retards for 1500 years is bound to leave a mark.
Posted by: Sharkman at May 16, 2022 10:43 PM (iJVGX)


Ouch.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 16, 2022 10:46 PM (8WMkA)

159 The just lose their license for critical power operations. They'll still need a radioactive material license for decades.

Different license. The Trojan nuclear plant in Oregon was closed thirty years ago, and still has its spent fuel on-site in dry casks.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 16, 2022 10:46 PM (I2/tG)

160 Also, what Kindltot said, but mostly the retards + retards marriage = fucked up kids thing.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 16, 2022 10:46 PM (iJVGX)

161 Sharkman: Shots fired at the British royal family.

Posted by: Broseidon at May 16, 2022 10:46 PM (Tjt1+)

162 Rips in the space/time continuum are cool!

Posted by: Some Rat at May 16, 2022 10:47 PM (r1z5A)

163 Winston Churchill on Islam, from "the River War" (always worth a requote):
"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property – either as a child, a wife, or a concubine – must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the faith: all know how to die but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world."

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 16, 2022 10:47 PM (r46W7)

164 Not a great group huh? I'm probably forgetting someone. A couple of the guys dropped out recently and I think backed Barletta.
Posted by: Black Orchid at May 16, 2022 10:44 PM (w0NJk)

Thanks, BlackOrchid. Yeah, that's right.

From what you said on another post, I think we may be in the same congressional district. Madeleine Dean is my congresscritter.

Posted by: chique l'African ViQueen of Greenland, the Merciless, open to talks with the Great MAGA King at May 16, 2022 10:47 PM (f9NQP)

165 Schlickter was funny sometimes and sometimes still is but I always had a feeling that he was really just a reboot of Ann Coulter and was actually really comfortable with the In Crowd like she was. Career over ideology.

Posted by: azjaeger at May 16, 2022 10:47 PM (VNHZm)

166 Retards marrying retards for 1500 years is bound to leave a mark.
Posted by: Sharkman at May 16, 2022 10:43 PM (iJVGX)

Ouch.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
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It hurts because it's true!

Posted by: lin-duh at May 16, 2022 10:47 PM (UUBmN)

167 >PG&E isn't going to spend that kind of money and trust that California politicians won't change their minds and demand that the plants be closed.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 16, 2022 10:35 PM (I2/tG)

Just watch. They're going to demand to get a share of the power from neighboring states, for social justice. They're going to call us power hoarders in Oregon because we have such a smaller population, or something like that.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at May 16, 2022 10:48 PM (a/cEo)

168 Well yeah Islam is misogynistic but I thought we were trying to adjudicate its bad points not its strengths....

Posted by: Broseidon at May 16, 2022 10:48 PM (Tjt1+)

169 From what you said on another post, I think we may be in the same congressional district. Madeleine Dean is my congresscritter.


mine is Houlihan, but we're close by!

I've been thinking about it all day, and I'm not sure that PDJT is actually WRONG in his PA picks. I'm just not sure. going with his two endorsees seems ... maybe it's the best choice here. I dunno.

Posted by: Black Orchid at May 16, 2022 10:49 PM (w0NJk)

170 At some point CA may have to say that pebble bed or Thorium reactors might have a use in our zero CO2 world, and maybe we can build some in Nevada . . .

Posted by: Kindltot at May 16, 2022 10:49 PM (xhaym)

171 IIRC, they were hated in Massachusetts too, they hanged one for repeatedly interrupting church services, some would show up at churches in the nude and outshout the sermon, The officials were at their wits' ends about how to deal with them.

Shaker's tactics back in the day were no different than modern shit we see now. They were belligerent.

We have this romantic notion of every group that migrated to America having some redeeming virtue. Turns out, much like real life, some of them were just a collective of assholes.

Posted by: Glowie is the new Troll is the new Conspiracy Theorist at May 16, 2022 10:49 PM (kyqam)

172 Someone on that Bezos twatter thread suggested Bezos pay more taxes. Someone else correctly noted that Bezos could give the Federal Government his entire net worth -- and it would be squandered in five minutes.

Just like that bank in South Park: "...and... It's gone."

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at May 16, 2022 10:49 PM (M9XmQ)

173 Remember, they are also telling us that the fertilizer shortage is a Good Thing.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 16, 2022 10:22 PM (I2/tG)

Remember "fUnemployment?" Pelosi said it would give people time to paint and create. And unemployment benefits were good for the economy.
And why take a vacation when a "staycation" could be so much more exciting?
And if you run out of gas, just buy an electric car.
And if you run out of food, kill your dog.
And if you lose your business, your house and your dream, well, suicide is painless.

Posted by: 29Victor at May 16, 2022 10:49 PM (BJKQV)

174 Over at HA I looked over the weekend and saw analpundit hyperventilating, "Barnette is so extreme she even said Sean Hannity is a deepstate stooge!" (I paraphrase) Made me LOL, everything she actually says makes me like her more and more.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 16, 2022 10:50 PM (r46W7)

175 29Victor

You are correct. And I wrong-posted.

Eh, won't be the first or last time.

I'm over it.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at May 16, 2022 10:50 PM (u82oZ)

176 They're going to call us power hoarders in Oregon because we have such a smaller population, or something like that.

California been trying to grab Columbia River water for decades.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 16, 2022 10:50 PM (I2/tG)

177 Remember, they are also telling us that the fertilizer shortage is a Good Thing.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 16, 2022 10:22 PM (I2/tG)

Organic farming turned out well for Sri Lanka.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 16, 2022 10:51 PM (/z8Tm)

178 Tom -- "...she even said Sean Hannity is a deepstate stooge!"

I think I'm in love.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at May 16, 2022 10:51 PM (M9XmQ)

179
Retards marrying retards for 1500 years is bound to leave a mark.
Posted by: Sharkman at May 16, 2022 10:43 PM (iJVGX)

_________

My wife, sir, is not a retard!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 16, 2022 10:51 PM (/U27+)

180 @126

>>The only way, with the current Fed system to reduce actual M0, monetary base, is for the Fed to sell off assets, pulling that money out of the system.

Theoretically, in our current system, once a dollar is "created," it cannot be "destroyed," it simply changes state from, circulating or being held or stored in some unit of measure.

Selling off assets, gains the system monetary units that are held in some form.

But the FED would simply say, poof, monies gone.

It's all dudes riding unicycles, spinning plates, while being chased by feral pigs.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 16, 2022 10:51 PM (VqzWO)

181 ...I've been thinking about it all day, and I'm not sure that PDJT is actually WRONG in his PA picks. I'm just not sure. going with his two endorsees seems ... maybe it's the best choice here. I dunno.

Posted by: Black Orchid at May 16, 2022 10:49 PM



It is the best choice... I'm certain!

Not that I have a pony in this race, being a Newyorkistani and all... Though I can actually see Pennsylvakia from my house...

Posted by: Zettai at May 16, 2022 10:52 PM (Rc6rB)

182 174 Over at HA I looked over the weekend and saw analpundit hyperventilating, "Barnette is so extreme she even said Sean Hannity is a deepstate stooge!" (I paraphrase) Made me LOL, everything she actually says makes me like her more and more.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 16, 2022 10:50 PM (r46W7)
-------------------------

Sean Hannity is in no way a deep-state stooge, that's insane! He's a fine, patriotic American who always acknowledges that all the fine, patriotic Americans here at the Bureau are trustworthy beyond reproach! What could possibly be wrong with that?

Posted by: Hammond Eggers, FBI SAIC at May 16, 2022 10:52 PM (lNHqD)

183 Turns out, much like real life, some of them were just a collective of assholes.

The correct name of which is a sphincter.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 16, 2022 10:53 PM (ZsR3z)

184 Hammond Eggers, FBI SAIC

** Snort **

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at May 16, 2022 10:53 PM (u82oZ)

185 -
some of them were just a collective of assholes.

Posted by: Glowie is the new Troll is the new Conspiracy Theorist at May 16, 2022 10:49 PM -
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And the term for a group of assholes?

Posted by: irright at May 16, 2022 10:53 PM (NTUk0)

186 Islam is the only "religion" that specifically allows first cousin marriages and kids from those marriages.

And Islam is actually not a religion, but a totalitarian political philosophy that is the exact opposite of Christianity in all respects. It's simply Satan's slightly delayed (600 years to Satan is just a blink) response to having his ass handed to him eternally by Christ at Calvary.

Sigh. Don't get me started.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 16, 2022 10:53 PM (iJVGX)

187 Schlickter was funny sometimes and sometimes still is but I always had a feeling that he was really just a reboot of Ann Coulter and was actually really comfortable with the In Crowd like she was. Career over ideology.

I'd say no. From what I've seen of him, he's genuine. Just genuinely not someone I'd ever follow or want the slightest smidge of authority over any free man.

Kurt is the kind of guy that, as the trains for the camps line up, will insist you get on the trains, and he'll get on with you. Because the alternative of starving in the wild is so much more awful. He believes that. He never misses a chance to say that, when you read between the lines.

Posted by: Glowie is the new Troll is the new Conspiracy Theorist at May 16, 2022 10:53 PM (kyqam)

188 >>> 76 Newsom should be worried, after Sri Lanka this week.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at May 16, 2022 10:26 PM (u82oZ)
---

I'm picturing that oleaginous nancy boy running around with his Brylcreemed hair on fire. Ha!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at May 16, 2022 10:29 PM (Dc2NZ)

This, too, ought to be the story of Mitt Romney.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 16, 2022 10:54 PM (llON8)

189 And the term for a group of assholes?

@183

Posted by: Archimedes at May 16, 2022 10:54 PM (ZsR3z)

190 Sharkman: Shots fired at the British royal family.

Posted by: Broseidon at May 16, 2022 10:46 PM (Tjt1+)

Wow! Oh, meh. Unless they whacked Chuckles.

Posted by: The Farkles at May 16, 2022 10:54 PM (7bRMQ)

191
And Islam is actually not a religion, but a totalitarian political philosophy

__________

Which is why otherwise religion-hating progressives defend it.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 16, 2022 10:55 PM (/U27+)

192 And the term for a group of assholes?
Posted by: irright
----
A sphincter of *ssholes!

Posted by: lin-duh at May 16, 2022 10:55 PM (UUBmN)

193
Sharkman: Shots fired at the British royal family.

Posted by: Broseidon at May 16, 2022 10:46 PM (Tjt1+)

___________

It's the climate of hate in London.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 16, 2022 10:56 PM (/U27+)

194 The Trojan nuclear plant in Oregon was closed thirty years ago, and still has its spent fuel on-site in dry casks.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 16, 2022 10:46 PM (I2/tG)

Please, they're not "dry casks," they're reservoir ends!

Posted by: Trojans at May 16, 2022 10:56 PM (7bRMQ)

195 Islam helps controls the inbred masses.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 16, 2022 10:56 PM (/z8Tm)

196 The law required publicly held companies headquartered in California to have one member who identifies as a woman on their board of directors by the end of 2019.

*

Then just make up a C suite position. Chief Uppity Nuisance Tramp, or whatever. Staff it with this biggest, ugliest, most obnoxious M2F beast bitch you can find. If anyone says anything, you can always say "she's qualified because at least she used to be a man."

Posted by: Work to Rule at May 16, 2022 10:58 PM (rzne3)

197 At some point CA may have to say that pebble bed or Thorium reactors might have a use in our zero CO2 world, and maybe we can build some in Nevada . . .

Posted by: Kindltot at May 16, 2022 10:49 PM (xhaym)

Screw that, buddy! You're cutting into my turf!

Posted by: Harry Reid Memorial Solar Field Grift at May 16, 2022 10:59 PM (7bRMQ)

198 Kurt is the kind of guy that, as the trains for the camps line up, will insist you get on the trains, and he'll get on with you. Because the alternative of starving in the wild is so much more awful. He believes that. He never misses a chance to say that, when you read between the lines.
Posted by: Glowie is the new Troll is the new Conspiracy Theorist at May 16, 2022 10:53 PM (kyqam)


I'm sad to say I believe you may be right about Kurt. Is anyone ever truly on our side?

Posted by: Ladyl at May 16, 2022 10:59 PM (TdMsT)

199 >> it simply changes state from, circulating or being held or stored in some unit of measure.

When the Fed sells an asset, that money is destroyed. When it buys something, that money is created. It's all electronic, now. Fed buys Ts or MBSes or whatever other crap, it just increments the reserve account of the counter party's bank.

Likewise when it sells, it decrements the reserve account. That money disappears from the system.

See this FRED graph of M0 here:
https://tinyurl.com/y2cd5b6w

See it shooting the Moon over time, of course, but note the ups and downs. Ups are the Fed creating dollars, down are the Fed destroying dollars.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 16, 2022 10:59 PM (Mzdiz)

200 I'm picturing that oleaginous nancy boy running around with his Brylcreemed hair on fire. Ha!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at May 16, 2022 10:29 PM (Dc2NZ)

This, too, ought to be the story of Mitt Romney.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 16, 2022 10:54 PM (llON
* * * *
That's quite the picture!

*SNORT*

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at May 16, 2022 10:59 PM (xT18z)

201 A friend just sent me a link to a "news" story on WPXI, Pittsburgh's Least Trusted News Station. Apparently, they are running a story that *gasp* Kathy Barnette may have been at the Capitol on January 6th marching with the Proud Boys.

It's funny that they think this will make her LESS popular in Western PA.

Posted by: Pennsyltucky at May 16, 2022 11:00 PM (lNHqD)

202 I like Kurt Schlichter's writing, but I admit it hurts to see him go all in on the Deep State team in the Pennsylvania Senate primary.

If there's ever a time when it's worth taking a chance on a real breath of fresh air like Barnette, this is the year. I'm sick to death of watching the uniparty keep nominating the same old corporate worshipping assholes every time.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 16, 2022 11:00 PM (r46W7)

203 Just watch. They're going to demand to get a share of the power from neighboring states, for social justice.

Voting for the Tarp bailout that included money to California's state fund was the straw that broke Dick Luger's back in Indiana. Indiana, of all places.

The climate is different now. One of the things we're absolutely going to see is the end of the national power grid. I applaud the move. It can't happen soon enough.

Posted by: Glowie is the new Troll is the new Conspiracy Theorist at May 16, 2022 11:01 PM (kyqam)

204 I tried to find if FJB ordered half mast flags nationwide after the Waukesha Christmas parade massacre. All I found were stories of the guv, Evers (D), ordering it for one day, and that was WI only, of course.

FJB's ordered it federally for the Buffalo murders, and the duration is until the last victim is buried.

It's the Floyd funeral all over again.

Tomorrow's address is being billed as FJB with the gloves off. I can't wait.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at May 16, 2022 11:02 PM (KiBMU)

205 There's a Trojan nuclear facility? Those are some strong ass condoms.

Posted by: Broseidon at May 16, 2022 11:02 PM (Tjt1+)

206 I'm sad to say I believe you may be right about Kurt. Is anyone ever truly on our side?
Posted by: Ladyl at May 16, 2022 10:59 PM (TdMsT)

Kathy Barnette, but she's a radical and may have said Mean Things about Muslims in the past. Besides, the Uniparty never allowed her to win an election before, so they say she can't ever win.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 16, 2022 11:02 PM (r46W7)

207 If there's ever a time when it's worth taking a chance on a real breath of fresh air like Barnette, this is the year.

Besides, her likely Democratic opponent is currently hospitalized after a stroke. Might not be much of a campaign...

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 16, 2022 11:03 PM (I2/tG)

208 My wife, sir, is not a retard!
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 16, 2022 10:51 PM (/U27+)

Mmmph mmmphhhhtthhh mmmtthhhhhh nnnnnnnot muuuuther?

Posted by: Charles II of Spain at May 16, 2022 11:03 PM (BJKQV)

209 It would be pretty funny if a Muslim fundamentalist chucked Dr. Oz off of a building for promoting transgenderism in children.

And not ironic funny.

I mean like the knee-slapping hilarity/ show friends at the bar this hilarious YT video of him/ turning the sound of him screaming as he falls and then thumping on the ground into your ringtone kind of funny.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 16, 2022 11:03 PM (Ryaf0)

210 friend just sent me a link to a "news" story on WPXI, Pittsburgh's Least Trusted News Station. Apparently, they are running a story that *gasp* Kathy Barnette may have been at the Capitol on January 6th marching with the Proud Boys.

It's funny that they think this will make her LESS popular in Western PA.
Posted by: Pennsyltucky at May 16, 2022 11:00 PM (lNHqD)

KDKA and WTAE have it up on their sites. The Pittsburgh local news is a fucking joke.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 16, 2022 11:03 PM (/z8Tm)

211 205 There's a Trojan nuclear facility? Those are some strong ass condoms.
Posted by: Broseidon at May 16, 2022 11:02 PM (Tjt1+)

glow in the dark for free light show

Posted by: a dude in MI, size Ultra Neo MAGA at May 16, 2022 11:04 PM (+I6Y/)

212 >Kathy Barnette may have been at the Capitol on January 6th marching with the Proud Boys.

Posted by: Pennsyltucky at May 16, 2022 11:00 PM (lNHqD)

If she was at the Jan 6 rally, it will be extra ironic that Trump is shitting on her and pushing Oprah's Favorite Musselman Quack MD.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at May 16, 2022 11:04 PM (a/cEo)

213 There's a Trojan nuclear facility? Those are some strong ass condoms.

Portland General Electric had the "Trojan" nuclear power plant, and a few miles downstream on the Columbia also had the "Beaver" oil-fired power plant.

I am not making this up.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 16, 2022 11:04 PM (I2/tG)

214 And fuck Shrek Fetterman. A 6’10” pile of shit.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 16, 2022 11:05 PM (/z8Tm)

215 Sure being in the hospital with a stroke is debilitating but that's still several levels of performance above Mazie Hirono.

Posted by: Broseidon at May 16, 2022 11:05 PM (Tjt1+)

216
If you want to know what's causing inflation, just look at that graph. The Fed created $3T, "printed it" due to the Covid shit. The Fed basically doubled the monetary base in two years.

But compare that to pre-'08 before the Crisis started. M0 stood at just $850B roughly. It's over $6T now. In the last 14 years, the Fed had increased the money supply 7 fold.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 16, 2022 11:05 PM (Mzdiz)

217 >Posted by: Tom Servo at May 16, 2022 11:00 PM (r46W7)

Funny how Mr Gung-Ho GI Joe always counsels us to play it "safe" with the GOPe. A real portrait in courage.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at May 16, 2022 11:07 PM (a/cEo)

218
Note that if the Fed hadn't done that, the govt could not have maintained the ridiculous spending and deficits to "save the system" and then to "handle Covid".

The market would've not have let the Treasury spend and borrow that much money.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 16, 2022 11:07 PM (Mzdiz)

219 I'm sad to say I believe you may be right about Kurt. Is anyone ever truly on our side?

Nobody that makes a legit living writing on the internet about things political, in which they consistently support any party or organization, is on your side. No more than the car salesman on the lot. Or the "Top Ten Brands for Whatever in '22" dude that put up that website. They're all paid. They're all shills. Influencer sounds nicer, but it's all the same.

You can trust anybody that throws bombs at them all, so far as their chaos isn't biased. At least he or she hates them all, which means he or she isn't drawing a check.

Posted by: Glowie is the new Troll is the new Conspiracy Theorist at May 16, 2022 11:07 PM (kyqam)

220 @199

>>See it shooting the Moon over time, of course, but note the ups and downs. Ups are the Fed creating dollars, down are the Fed destroying dollars.

Well they better get a move on, they need to "destroy" around 8 trillion dollars.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 16, 2022 11:08 PM (VqzWO)

221 Just power outages, brown-outs, are going to be a shit-show. Look around, take note of all those folks that are on some kind of oxygen, or motorized scooter, or some other device.

And think about running your local grocery store freezers when the power goes out for hours and all of that meat and processed food needs to be chucked out.

And they can't just throw it out, they have to contaminate it so that people don't rummage through the dumpsters.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 16, 2022 11:08 PM (AHeqJ)

222 But compare that to pre-'08 before the Crisis started. M0 stood at just $850B roughly. It's over $6T now. In the last 14 years, the Fed had increased the money supply 7 fold.



So the fun part is, everything costs a lot more, but you get paid somewhat more.

But as salaries rise to meet the cost of goods for a zero sum gain in purchasing power, your tax bracket increases because you are earning higher wages.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 16, 2022 11:09 PM (Ryaf0)

223 Plus size model Isabel Nicholls Nall has wowed fans with her latest body positive post.

I'm assuming wowed here means terrified, as if witnessing Chthulu rising from South Pacific.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 16, 2022 11:09 PM (KFhLj)

224 How does raising taxes on corporations reduce inflation?”

High taxes could in theory lower inflation, if they were paired with real spending cuts - reducing the amount of currency in circulation by taking it from people and NOT spending it is a way to do so.

Of course, Biden is running the presses at warp speed anyway, so taxing companies, which really just means taxing people, isn't doing to work.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 16, 2022 11:09 PM (ESjRY)

225 Kathy Barnette, but she's a radical and may have said Mean Things about Muslims in the past. Besides, the Uniparty never allowed her to win an election before, so they say she can't ever win.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 16, 2022 11:02 PM (r46W7)


She's a radical? Heaven forbid. Our side can't have that sort of thing, now can we?

Posted by: Ladyl at May 16, 2022 11:09 PM (TdMsT)

226 204 I tried to find if FJB ordered half mast flags nationwide after the Waukesha Christmas parade massacre. All I found were stories of the guv, Evers (D), ordering it for one day, and that was WI only, of course.

FJB's ordered it federally for the Buffalo murders, and the duration is until the last victim is buried.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at May 16, 2022 11:02 PM (KiBMU


Is it my imagination, or are we flying flags at half-staff for way more reasons than in the past? It seems there is a concerted effort to nudge Americans into not holding our flags or heads high anymore. Like we should live in shame and wallow in disaster.

How about if we limit our flag-lowering and find some other way to show our support to our fellow Americans going through sorrow?

Posted by: Emmie at May 16, 2022 11:10 PM (6RgRK)

227 170 At some point CA may have to say that pebble bed or Thorium reactors might have a use in our zero CO2 world, and maybe we can build some in Nevada . . .
Posted by: Kindltot at May 16, 2022 10:49 PM (xhaym)

I'm working on something I like to call the "The Final Solution to the California Problem." I can't go into details, but if you want to make some quick dough, buy property in Western Nevada.

Posted by: A.J. "Lex" Luthor at May 16, 2022 11:10 PM (BJKQV)

228 In the last 14 years, the Fed had increased the money supply 7 fold.

I've been astonished for years that inflation hadn't hit earlier, given that the Fed has been goosing the printing presses since the Great Recession.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 16, 2022 11:11 PM (I2/tG)

229 226
It isn't your imagination.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at May 16, 2022 11:11 PM (roH4R)

230 78
Link here https://is.gd/57V6B1

Posted by: Ciampino at May 16, 2022 11:12 PM (qfLjt)

231 After Davis discovered some sort of communication between the victim and someone on the website Reddit, police reported, a “verbal altercation ensued.”

This makes it a little more understandable - she caught her husband sexting someone.

Not grounds to beat him but he wasn't just looking at naked booblahs on the internet or something.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 16, 2022 11:12 PM (ESjRY)

232 My view of Islam is very black and white and sometimes I can be a bit strident in my comments.

My apologies for shouting.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 16, 2022 11:12 PM (8gxrg)

233 Chewing hides the sound.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 16, 2022 11:12 PM (vuisn)

234 I've been astonished for years that inflation hadn't hit earlier, given that the Fed has been goosing the printing presses since the Great Recession.

We've been playing a shell game, that we've got away with, because of growth. The shit is getting ready to hit the fan, hard.

Posted by: Glowie is the new Troll is the new Conspiracy Theorist at May 16, 2022 11:12 PM (kyqam)

235
Looking at the rough, pre-'08 trend, the money supply was doubling about every ten years or so.

So, we should be about $1.6T now. So, roughly the money supply is about 5 times what it should be.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 16, 2022 11:13 PM (Mzdiz)

236 229 226
It isn't your imagination.
Posted by: Dr. Claw at May 16, 2022 11:11 PM (roH4R)


Do you know what the traditional reasons/criteria for half-staff were in the past? It seems we probably have some official criteria.

Posted by: Emmie at May 16, 2022 11:13 PM (6RgRK)

237 Thing is, you KNOW that DR muz Oz is a media creature pseudo Democrat and will betray mere citizen members of the population at a whisper from the media class so that he doesn't lose his free lunch privileges. You Know Fetterbug is a formal Democrat, so he cannot ever be counted on for anything positive. The remaining choice is Barnette, and practically, there is simply no way she can ever be worse than than the others.

Over to you PA!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ every book has been rewritten ~ at May 16, 2022 11:13 PM (hOUT3)

238 FJB's ordered it federally for the Buffalo murders, and the duration is until the last victim is buried.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at May 16, 2022 11:02 PM (KiBMU)

I'm old enough to remember when Democrats at least pretended to be on the side of the victim. Now victims don't matter one bit. All that matters now is if the perceived victimizer's perceived political beliefs are in some way useful to the acquisition of Democrat power.

It's unbelievably cynical.

Posted by: 29Victor at May 16, 2022 11:13 PM (BJKQV)

239 Speaking of inflation, do people realize that we are taking about giving the Ukes something like $60B when their GDP is only around $400B?!?

Oh, and as far as I can tell our European "allies" have pledged to give around $1B.

Good thing we have "allies!"

Posted by: 18-1 at May 16, 2022 11:14 PM (ESjRY)

240 The flags were at half staff May 12-16 to commemorate the million lives lost to Covid.... I looked it up at halfstaff.org.
Seriously....
**barf**

Posted by: lin-duh at May 16, 2022 11:14 PM (UUBmN)

241 Link here https://is.gd/57V6B1

Posted by: Ciampino at May 16, 2022 11:12 PM (qfLjt)

So. Oprah fell down?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at May 16, 2022 11:14 PM (7bRMQ)

242 >>> 232 My view of Islam is very black and white and sometimes I can be a bit strident in my comments.

My apologies for shouting.
Posted by: Sharkman at May 16, 2022 11:12 PM (8gxrg)

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE WE USUALLY THINK OF ALL-CAPITALS AS SHOUTING ON THE INTERNET.

Posted by: BEN ROTHLESSBERGERER at May 16, 2022 11:15 PM (llON8)

243 When you pull back the curtain, the Great and Compassionate Oz is just a Mitt Romney clone.

Posted by: 29Victor at May 16, 2022 11:15 PM (BJKQV)

244 A hard rain is coming, and everyone knows it, except for those whose paychecks depend on not knowing.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at May 16, 2022 11:15 PM (a/cEo)

245 >> I've been astonished for years that inflation hadn't hit earlier,

Yep. What happened? It takes a while some time. Basically, there was inflation, it just was in specific sectors, assets like stock and house prices (which don't count for the CPI).

The system was trying to reset in '08, and those assets were worthless. But they "saved the system" by printing money and transferring the bad debt to Uncle Sam's balance sheet.

So the inflation was keeping a stock market that should've been nothing greatly inflated, and so forth.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 16, 2022 11:15 PM (Mzdiz)

246 The flags were at half staff May 12-16 to commemorate the million lives lost to Covid.... I looked it up at halfstaff.org.

Good thing those vaccines stopped all that dying as soon as we rolled them out!

Posted by: 18-1 at May 16, 2022 11:15 PM (ESjRY)

247 This makes it a little more understandable - she caught her husband sexting someone.



On Reddit, no less.

Which means he was probably spanking it to a message from a 50 year old guy that looks like the comic book store owner on The Simpsons.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 16, 2022 11:15 PM (Ryaf0)

248 Turns out, much like real life, some of them were just a collective of assholes.

The correct name of which is a sphincter.
Posted by: Archimedes


"A congress of assholes" is also correct. And redundant.

Posted by: mikeski at May 16, 2022 11:15 PM (P1f+c)

249 She's a radical? Heaven forbid. Our side can't have that sort of thing, now can we?
Posted by: Ladyl at May 16, 2022 11:09 PM (TdMsT)


{{{Ladyl}}}, you should know by now that that is NOT who WE are!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ every book has been rewritten ~ at May 16, 2022 11:15 PM (hOUT3)

250 @239

>>we are taking about giving the Ukes something like $60B when their GDP is only around $400B?!?

The vast overwhelming majority of those funds will never see Ukranian hands, its going to be snarfed up by The Uniparty and their cronies through various mechanisms.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 16, 2022 11:16 PM (VqzWO)

251 A hard rain is coming, and everyone knows it, except for those whose paychecks depend on not knowing.

I've always said; I'm willing to suffer a bit, as long as I can laugh at certain folks suffering more that deserve it.

Posted by: Glowie is the new Troll is the new Conspiracy Theorist at May 16, 2022 11:16 PM (kyqam)

252 240 The flags were at half staff May 12-16 to commemorate the million lives lost to Covid.... I looked it up at halfstaff.org.
Seriously....
**barf**
Posted by: lin-duh at May 16, 2022 11:14 PM (UUBmN)


If we devote an entire workweek to every disaster, we'll never fly the flags higher again.

Posted by: Emmie at May 16, 2022 11:16 PM (6RgRK)

253 When you pull back the curtain, the Great and Compassionate Oz is just a Mitt Romney clone.

That's not very nice you know!

Posted by: The Cowardly Crenshaw at May 16, 2022 11:17 PM (ESjRY)

254 {{{Ladyl}}}, you should know by now that that is NOT who WE are!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ every book has been rewritten ~ at May 16, 2022 11:15 PM (hOUT3)


For sure, dear {{{Hrothgar}}}!!!

Posted by: Ladyl at May 16, 2022 11:17 PM (TdMsT)

255
If you look at the Weimar money printing, they got away with that for a while as well, before the inflation went vertical.

There's something called the "Cantillon effect" they talk about it. When the central bank firsts start printing money, it does fan out evenly. In fact it benefits insiders in the system greatly at first. They get real value of it before the inflation destroys the value of the new money.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 16, 2022 11:18 PM (Mzdiz)

256 Would be pretty funny if every company in Cali that is trying to comply with the female on every board of directors law would just have one of their guys "identify", "Lia" Thomas-style as a woman, and see if the state tries to force them to prove they "really" are women.

"Lia" Thomas you'll recall is the Penn swimmer who is just a 6'4" dude who wears a chicks' one piece swimsuit and hangs out in the girl's locker room naked whilst still sporting all his wedding tackle and even has a girlfriend he regularly rogers with said gear.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 16, 2022 11:18 PM (8gxrg)

257 Yep. What happened? It takes a while some time. Basically, there was inflation, it just was in specific sectors, assets like stock and house prices (which don't count for the CPI).

With the near complete transformation into passive investing, price discovery is all but vanished. No one knows what a stock price should be worth, thus it is easier to juice the markets as a form of laundering money

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 16, 2022 11:19 PM (AHeqJ)

258 Which means he was probably spanking it to a message from a 50 year old guy that looks like the comic book store owner on The Simpsons.

Wait a minute...are you tell me when someone sends you a picture that looks just like an early 20s Scarlett Johanssen and says she wants to sext you...it might actually be a guy pretending to be a woman?

Phew...there was that one time I got drunk and was worried I had sexted with a woman!

Posted by: David French at May 16, 2022 11:19 PM (ESjRY)

259 246 The flags were at half staff May 12-16 to commemorate the million lives lost to Covid.... I looked it up at halfstaff.org.

Good thing those vaccines stopped all that dying as soon as we rolled them out!
Posted by: 18-1 at May 16, 2022 11:15 PM (ESjRY)

Thanks.
Because as I was driving around I kept asking myself, who the fuck died?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 16, 2022 11:19 PM (8WMkA)

260 Ronnie James Dio
You're fucking right
Badass motherfucker

Posted by: SFGoth at May 16, 2022 11:20 PM (KAi1n)

261 I'm old enough to remember when Democrats at least pretended to be on the side of the victim. Now victims don't matter one bit.

I can only imagine the simultaneous orgasms in media outlets and Democratic political offices across the country when the shooting was announced.

Having a white guy commit a mass shooting, particularly against black people, is so rare that they have to take full advantage of it.

Most mass shootings are like the one in Milwaukee after the basketball game or the New York subway shooting - not usable as an example of evil white nationalism.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 16, 2022 11:20 PM (I2/tG)

262 I checked out some half-staff criteria. We're supposed to fly at half staff for Fire Prevention Week. Wut?

Posted by: Emmie at May 16, 2022 11:21 PM (6RgRK)

263 I watched Sputnik on the recommendations of someone here I think.

It was pretty good - the female lead was very very on point.

But one thing bothered me...in a movie set in the early 1980s USSR a number of characters talk about God. That's not going to get you sent to Siberia by that point...but it would probably stop you from rising to any role of prominence in the USSR wouldn't it? I know Gorby claims (or is he dead?) to be a Christian, but my memory is that he specifically kept it to himself.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 16, 2022 11:22 PM (ESjRY)

264 Fuck that Poop Doctor Oz asshoe.

He espouses the "Kill all infidels" religion, so no way would I allow him near any levers of power.

He can go back to Turkey, eat a kabob and fuck a goat.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 16, 2022 11:22 PM (4jsDa)

265 There's something called the "Cantillon effect" they talk about it.

Initially, as you start goosing the money supply, people actually think that they are wealthier, spend more, and increase economic output. After a while, they figure out what the scam is.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 16, 2022 11:22 PM (I2/tG)

266 Because as I was driving around I kept asking myself, who the fuck died?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 16, 2022 11:19 PM (8WMkA)

Me.

Posted by: Miss Liberty at May 16, 2022 11:22 PM (7bRMQ)

267 A LIV friend of mine asked when mass shooters are always white guys.

I sent her back the stats from the census bureau noting they hew pretty closely to the per capita populace of the US - eg...its not always white guys.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 16, 2022 11:23 PM (ESjRY)

268 262 The president can order half-staff for other reasons. So the multiplication of half-staff days is likely due to that.

I'm sick of having a low-flying flag. Looks like the banner of a bunch of sad sacks. That's not the American spirit!

Posted by: Emmie at May 16, 2022 11:24 PM (6RgRK)

269 267 A LIV friend of mine asked when mass shooters are always white guys.
--------------------

Because it's an election year.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 16, 2022 11:24 PM (Y5qcH)

270 >I've always said; I'm willing to suffer a bit, as long as I can laugh at certain folks suffering more that deserve it.
Posted by: Glowie is the new Troll is the new Conspiracy Theorist at May 16, 2022 11:16 PM (kyqam)

I'm down with that, if my kids can inherit a better world at the end of it. Sri Lanka looking kinda fun right now, ngl.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at May 16, 2022 11:24 PM (a/cEo)

271 its not always white guys

There are mass shootings constantly in cities like Chicago and Philadelphia that receive zero national publicity, since they don't advance The Narrative.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 16, 2022 11:24 PM (I2/tG)

272 PacMan is right about Kaep. But I wish he'd go further. I've been watching black activists do their thing for about 40 years now, and the only "black lives" I've seen improve are those of the activists.

Posted by: 29Victor at May 16, 2022 11:25 PM (BJKQV)

273 SCIENTIST SAY THEY MIGHT BE ABLE TO REVERSE BINGE DRINKING WITH GENE EDITING
"A FACTORY RESET FOR THE BRAIN."

Would one be able to sue for those unintended consequences? It blows my mind that so many people take brain-altering meds with not a thought for how they work or what might manifest as a result.

Posted by: Miley the duchess at May 16, 2022 11:26 PM (Mzdiz)

274

Oz is not a Mussulman...

Posted by: Zettai at May 16, 2022 11:26 PM (hPUiS)

275 Oz is not a Mussulman...
Posted by: Zettai at May 16, 2022 11:26 PM (hPUiS)


So he is a ...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ every book has been rewritten ~ at May 16, 2022 11:27 PM (hOUT3)

276
Would one be able to sue for those unintended consequences?


Um...no.

Posted by: Pfizer at May 16, 2022 11:27 PM (ESjRY)

277 If one candidate insults a religion and the other says that a little boy becoming a "little girl" is a good thing - who gets your vote?

Posted by: 29Victor at May 16, 2022 11:28 PM (BJKQV)

278 If Putin is dying, Russia has lost 1/3 of its troops and Ukraine can win why are we sending $40 billion of our tax dollars to Ukraine?

Oh.

@Reuters

Ukrainian troops evacuate from Mariupol, ceding control to Russia

Posted by: JackStraw at May 16, 2022 11:28 PM (ZLI7S)

279 Gotta be a muscle Mussulman. I gotta be a Mussulman

Posted by: Dr Oz at May 16, 2022 11:28 PM (ESjRY)

280 So he is a ...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ every book has been rewritten ~ at May 16, 2022 11:27 PM



A "Kemalist", q.v....

Posted by: Zettai at May 16, 2022 11:29 PM (hPUiS)

281 It's unbelievably cynical.

Posted by: 29Victor



It's kind of amazing when you think of this juxtaposition:

For almost 50 years the Democrat's have brainwashed their constituents to believe that killing their babies was a wonderful thing that has no moral darkness to it at all. So, about 1600 babies are killed daily in the US, half of them black (from a population that is only 13% of our entire country). These deaths are GOOD to the Dems and they are proud of their role in causing them.

And now a crazy leftist kills 9 black people with a gun and it's allegedly because of "white supremacist brainwashing". Those 9 deaths are BAD.

800 black babies die every day at their mothers' behest, but a single story Tucker Carlson did about racial replacement trends is the ultimate evil that SpongeBrain ShitPants will ride to November.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 16, 2022 11:29 PM (8gxrg)

282 278
Posted by: JackStraw

So in the resultant confusion, there will never be any accounting for the $40 Bn USD, sort of an Afghanistan redux?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ every book has been rewritten ~ at May 16, 2022 11:30 PM (hOUT3)

283 Hey Horde, My day started at 4:12 am when hubs got up off of the couch and started wandering through the night, we sat and held hands from about 5 until 6am, I told him that I loved him mightily. At about 8:30 I fished a large bath towel out of the toilet. A dear daughter arrived at 10:45 and we proceeded up to the Memory Care facility about two hours later. I can't stop thinking about him. You have all lived through this with me and I am incredibly grateful for that. I will be okay, I'm just going to have to find something else to talk about now. If I had a bazillion dollars I would design and fund a very different type of facility for end of life care.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 16, 2022 11:31 PM (a4EWo)

284 Ukrainian troops evacuate from Mariupol

"Evacuating" into a POW camp.

You have to admire the control over information that the Ukrainian government has achieved over Western media.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 16, 2022 11:32 PM (I2/tG)

285 Ukrainian troops evacuate from Mariupol, ceding control to Russia

It looks like the current Russian strategy is to occupy the Eastern part of Ukraine and demand the Russian enclaves and perhaps a strip of land to Crimea.

It means fewer losses for them and less opportunity for the media to use mass shelling of Kiev as ground to call for US intervention/nuking Moscow.

But...you don't have to surrender territory just because someone else occupied it. And since the US is apparently going to replace the entirety of the Ukrainian GDP with "aid" Zelensky could literally fight to the last Ukrainian.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 16, 2022 11:32 PM (ESjRY)

286 My dearest {{{Miley}}}

Posted by: Ladyl at May 16, 2022 11:32 PM (TdMsT)

287
Prayers, DDS

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 16, 2022 11:34 PM (/U27+)

288 Badass motherfucker

Posted by: SFGoth



Can't believe the dude didn't blow out his lungs and vocal cords multiple times in his career. He could really deliver the decibels.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 16, 2022 11:34 PM (8gxrg)

289 Debby,
You are doing the right thing. It's hard and sad but you'll get through it. Hugs and prayers.

Posted by: lin-duh at May 16, 2022 11:34 PM (UUBmN)

290 A "Kemalist", q.v....
Posted by: Zettai


Thanks, but it seems to me that he should go home to Turkey where all his Kemalist Principles are working so well.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ every book has been rewritten ~ at May 16, 2022 11:35 PM (hOUT3)

291 Sure there's accounting for that $40B

Cr
1000-00-10 - Uniparty war slush fund

Dr
6800-10-65 - Misc remittances to Neo Nazis

Posted by: Broseidon at May 16, 2022 11:35 PM (Tjt1+)

292 DDS-- you and your husband are in my heart and prayer. Bless you for doing the right thing today for your husband, yourself and your family.

You husband will be safe and cared for, and you can transition from caregiver to wife.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 16, 2022 11:37 PM (TdMsT)

293 I will be okay, I'm just going to have to find something else to talk about now.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz



You can talk about it here all you want. This is your extended family. We're all praying for you and for him, for peace and comfort for you both.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 16, 2022 11:38 PM (8gxrg)

294 Sure there's accounting for that $40B
Cr
1000-00-10 - Uniparty war slush fund
Dr
6800-10-65 - Misc remittances to Neo Nazis
Posted by: Broseidon at May 16, 2022 11:35 PM (Tjt1+)


Well, so long as the books balance at the end...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ every book has been rewritten ~ at May 16, 2022 11:38 PM (hOUT3)

295 Thanks, but it seems to me that he should go home to Turkey where all his Kemalist Principles are working so well.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ every book has been rewritten ~ at May 16, 2022 11:35 PM (hOUT3)

He should go there, there at that place. The place he should go that's a place for people who go there.

Posted by: Kamalaist at May 16, 2022 11:38 PM (7bRMQ)

296 Arf!

Posted by: Sandy at May 16, 2022 11:38 PM (XG2Fi)

297 >>So in the resultant confusion, there will never be any accounting for the $40 Bn USD, sort of an Afghanistan redux?

In some ways yes, in some ways worse.

Ukraine is a money laundering factory for not just the US but for much of the western elite and Zelensky is a corrupt puppet of the globalist elite. He is all in with the WEF.

It was only a few years ago leftists were raging about the white nationalist Nazis in Ukraine. Now they are too busy waving the Ukraine flag.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 16, 2022 11:38 PM (ZLI7S)

298 He should go there, there at that place. The place he should go that's a place for people who go there.

Posted by: Kamalaist at May 16, 2022 11:38 PM



*snort

Posted by: Zettai at May 16, 2022 11:39 PM (hPUiS)

299 From the LifeHacker article about refusing to consent to a search, I 100% agree. Never consent. But he has a glaring error on one thing he states that justifies a cop legally searching vehicle:

Visually examine the interior of the car-if something is in plain sight, the police don't need further justification to proceed to a search and/or arrest. For example, if you have a gun sitting on the passenger seat of your car, the cops will be completely justified in searching your vehicle, even if you have all the proper paperwork for the weapon.

What law has been broken? What articulable suspicion exists that you have or about to commit a crime? If your state bans having a gun in open display in a car, sure, but a number of states consider your car an extension of your home.

I know Mis Hum occasionally links to bad cop videos like the one tonite. It's from the Lackluster youtube channel, one of 3 I subscribe to. The others are Audit The Audit, and We The People University. All do a good job. Know your rights is their mantra.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 16, 2022 11:40 PM (F0YaR)

300 The remaining choice is Barnette, and practically, there is simply no way she can ever be worse than than the others.

Over to you PA!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3)
--------------------

What have you got to lose?

Posted by: Braenyard, always late at May 16, 2022 11:40 PM (u44Cz)

301 291 Sure there's accounting for that $40B

Cr
1000-00-10 - Uniparty war slush fund

Dr
6800-10-65 - Misc remittances to Neo Nazis
Posted by: Broseidon at May 16, 2022 11:35 PM (Tjt1+)

Uhh,?

Posted by: The Big Guy at May 16, 2022 11:41 PM (cupoy)

302 Prayers up DDS, you are doing necessary, critical things for both you and your husband!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ every book has been rewritten ~ at May 16, 2022 11:41 PM (hOUT3)

303 "Lia" Thomas you'll recall is the Penn swimmer who is just a 6'4" dude who wears a chicks' one piece swimsuit and hangs out in the girl's locker room naked whilst still sporting all his wedding tackle and even has a girlfriend he regularly rogers with said gear.
Posted by: Sharkman at May 16, 2022 11:18 PM (8gxrg)

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That's called "working the system"

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at May 16, 2022 11:42 PM (XG2Fi)

304 ...Now they are too busy waving the Ukraine flag.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 16, 2022 11:38 PM



For this reason, I've been rootin' for Putin...

Posted by: Zettai at May 16, 2022 11:43 PM (hPUiS)

305 What have you got to lose?

Posted by: Braenyard,


I believe we are in violent agreement here!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ every book has been rewritten ~ at May 16, 2022 11:43 PM (hOUT3)

306 Thomas Bender, I think bankruptcy makes money disappear in our system, which makes sense since making loans is now the banks make money - the prime rate appears to be seniorage on money creation.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 16, 2022 11:44 PM (xhaym)

307 It looks like the current Russian strategy is to occupy the Eastern part of Ukraine and demand the Russian enclaves and perhaps a strip of land to Crimea.

They will capture the Donbas republics and the entire Black Sea coastline.

Then they'll set up a DMZ in central eastern Ukraine.

Then they'll start taking a look at Finland, since they've decided to join NATO.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 16, 2022 11:45 PM (Ryaf0)

308 303 "Lia" Thomas you'll recall is the Penn swimmer who is just a 6'4" dude who wears a chicks' one piece swimsuit and hangs out in the girl's locker room naked whilst still sporting all his wedding tackle and even has a girlfriend he regularly rogers with said gear.
Posted by: Sharkman at May 16, 2022 11:18 PM (8gxrg)

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That's called "working the system"
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at May 16, 2022 11:42 PM (XG2Fi)

But does he drive a Subaru?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 16, 2022 11:45 PM (8WMkA)

309 >>It looks like the current Russian strategy is to occupy the Eastern part of Ukraine and demand the Russian enclaves and perhaps a strip of land to Crimea.

From day 1 this has been Putin's goal. He wanted the Donbas as a land bridge to Crimea. And he wanted to punish the Azov brigade and other neo-Nazi groups who have been killing ethnic Russians in the region for years with impunity.

The media and the left who have been saying Putin was going to march on Poland and other areas have been, get this, lying.

Do you think it's a bit odd that Zelensky and parades of western politicians have been walking freely throughout Kiev while we are being told Russia is going to take the entire country at a moments notice?

Posted by: JackStraw at May 16, 2022 11:45 PM (ZLI7S)

310 Uhh,?
Posted by: The Big Guy at May 16, 2022 11:41 PM (cupoy)


The Big Guy gets paid out of the secondary accounting, never a penny shows up in the primary audit trail!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ every book has been rewritten ~ at May 16, 2022 11:45 PM (hOUT3)

311 But does heit drive a Subaru?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 16, 2022 11:45 PM (8WMkA)


FIFMe

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 16, 2022 11:46 PM (8WMkA)

312 What have you got to lose?

Posted by: Braenyard,

I believe we are in violent agreement here!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ every book has been rewritten ~ at May 16, 2022 11:43 PM (hOUT3)

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Comity is not pretty.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at May 16, 2022 11:47 PM (XG2Fi)

313 Their may be some provenance some where but if you have a gun in the front seat you're going to be searched and it will hold up in court unless you are a millionaire.


Posted by: Braenyard, always late at May 16, 2022 11:48 PM (u44Cz)

314 291 Sure there's accounting for that $40B

Cr
1000-00-10 - Uniparty war slush fund

Dr
6800-10-65 - Misc remittances to Neo Nazis
Posted by: Broseidon at May 16, 2022 11:35 PM (Tjt1+)

Uhh,?
Posted by: The Big Guy at May 16, 2022 11:41 PM (cupoy)

So Peter, howzit going? The legacy accounting system used by the gubmint rejects a $40,000,000,000.00 entry. The max numeric size was set to $40 million back in 1965. So we (you) will have to code in 1,000 entries of $40 million each. Have it on my desk for my review first thing in the morning. That'd be great.

Posted by: Bill Lumbergh at May 16, 2022 11:48 PM (4I/2K)

315 Finland isn't stupid.

They recognize that rattling Putin's cage will get them $100 billion or so from the US, or about a 50% increase in GDP (before kickbacks/graft).

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 16, 2022 11:49 PM (Ryaf0)

316 Gavin is definitely a Brylcreem (sp) guy, but Mitt has Vitalis SuperUser written all over his pompadour.

Posted by: micky at May 16, 2022 11:50 PM (3byMq)

317

That's called "working the system"
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at May 16, 2022 11:42 PM (XG2Fi)

But does he drive a Subaru?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 16, 2022 11:45 PM (8WMkA)

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That's the great thing. He doesn't even need to.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at May 16, 2022 11:50 PM (XG2Fi)

318 so in the pic, is it that they were driving a ford or that somebody would wear a chiefs coat outside?

Posted by: confederatefifth at May 16, 2022 11:50 PM (aoVW/)

319 Sine we are talking Uke partition a la Balkans /Kosovo precedent can we has Stanislawow back? Would you like to see our development plans for the region...??

--signed, you buddy Polska nie zginela

Posted by: runner at May 16, 2022 11:51 PM (V13WU)

320 I've been thinking about it all day, and I'm not sure that PDJT is actually WRONG in his PA picks. I'm just not sure. going with his two endorsees seems ... maybe it's the best choice here. I dunno.
Posted by: Black Orchid at May 16, 2022 10:49 PM (w0NJk)

I will probably go for his gov pick but no way I am voting for Oz.

Posted by: chique l'African ViQueen of Greenland, the Merciless, open to talks with the Great MAGA King at May 16, 2022 11:52 PM (f9NQP)

321 They recognize that rattling Putin's cage will get them $100 billion or so from the US, or about a 50% increase in GDP (before kickbacks/graft).
Posted by: Bitter Clinger


The only bright spot is that the $100 bn will only have the purchasing power of $10 bn due to inflation!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ every book has been rewritten ~ at May 16, 2022 11:52 PM (hOUT3)

322 why are letting these clowns into NATO ?

-Turkey

Posted by: runner at May 16, 2022 11:52 PM (V13WU)

323 an interesting development in the Musk/Twitter story today. As you must have heard, Musk has put the takeover "on hold" while he tries to verify that less that 5% of Twitter accounts are spam/bot accounts. (that's the number Twitter claims) Twitter said sure, that's easy to do.

Well today, Twitter CEO Agrahal made a long series of tweets saying, essentially "well it's really complicated to say what it is and isn't a spam account, and we don't think anyone outside the company can do it, so you're just gonna have to take our word about it." Musk was not very impressed with that answer.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 16, 2022 11:52 PM (r46W7)

324 Mis Hum, if you’re going to post articles regarding the PA GOP Senate primary, including the article that Kathy Barnette participated in the Jan 6th DC protests against stolen elections.

Kathy walks the talk unlike Oz and the vast majority of so-called “conservatives” and those who earn income claiming they oppose NeverTrump.

Even a dummy like me got tired of Kurt Schlicter’s sorry, unfunny columns after a couple of months. Now I’m wondering whether Ace talks big but wimps out when he can make a difference.

It’s insulting to compare Kathy Barnette to the Delaware GOP Senate nominee who lost.

But I guess you guys and Kurt are fine with another Arlen Specter representing PA in the Senate. Pathetic.

Posted by: Just a dummy at May 16, 2022 11:53 PM (U2W4Y)

325 "All debts are paid".

Bankruptcy just shifts responsibility to pay a debt back to the lender or creditors from the borrower. They can write off the debt but that doesn't make it disappear, just again shifts it around on the lender/creditor's books.

Now if only we could figure out the reverse of the fractional lending system, and could shrink the money supply by 1000% when needed without causing damage to the country.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 16, 2022 11:53 PM (8gxrg)

326 I think, originally, Putin wanted the old satellite states back. They are more productive than Russia and he needs production.

Posted by: Braenyard, always late at May 16, 2022 11:53 PM (u44Cz)

327 Finland isn't stupid.


==


Insignificant more like. i mean what is there ? saunas ??

Posted by: runner at May 16, 2022 11:53 PM (V13WU)

328 Nuke it naow!

Doctor Who is going to have a character named Rose. No one knows if this is the Billie Piper Rose.

It is confirmed that David Tenant and Catherine Tate will return for the 60th anniversary special to try and sucker in fans who have run screaming in recent years.

What is known about Rose is this one will be played by Yasmin Finney who has dusky skin and bleach blond hair. And oh yeah Yasmin is transgender.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 16, 2022 11:54 PM (MILwR)

329 Mariupol (the city) has been under pretty much full Russian control for a while now. The only remaining drama was securing the enormous AzovStal steel mill complex, a sort of mini-city of its own (a glorious Soviet-style mass industrial complex). "Reporting" a change of control now is ridiculous distortion, i.e. lies both of commission and omission.

On the active fronts not much exciting or decisive is happening. "Gains" by both sides, small. Maybe not Bernard Lewis' "resistible force meeting a moveable object", but close.

Haven't been able to force myself to follow things closely, even via the few serious observers (not the cheerleaders and propagandists of both flavors), lately. It all comes down to ground action in the east, and any decisive result there will be obvious and impossible to conceal. So checking the play-by-play until then yields little.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 16, 2022 11:54 PM (OTzUX)

330 Whenever I'm running liquor across state lines, I make sure to obscure my license plate with pig shit.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at May 16, 2022 11:54 PM (d/tcb)

331 Sine we are talking Uke partition a la Balkans /Kosovo precedent can we has Stanislawow back? Would you like to see our development plans for the region...??

--signed, you buddy Polska nie zginela

Posted by: runner at May 16, 2022 11:51 PM (V13WU)

Ach! Vere iz Danzig in your plans, kamerad?

Posted by: Prussia at May 16, 2022 11:55 PM (7bRMQ)

332 chique, do you have any sense of Oz's popularity in PA?Obviously you have seen through the charade!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ every book has been rewritten ~ at May 16, 2022 11:55 PM (hOUT3)

333 In lesser American led globalist news, looks like we are putting troops back in Somalia for another round of spending.

I wish insurance agents ran our military. They'd look at a shithole like Somalia and declare it a total loss, because you'll spend more trying to fix it than the whole shithole is worth.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 16, 2022 11:55 PM (Ryaf0)

334 I've been thinking about it all day, and I'm not sure that PDJT is actually WRONG in his PA picks. I'm just not sure. going with his two endorsees seems ... maybe it's the best choice here. I dunno.
Posted by:


now is not the time to start thinking

Posted by: confederatefifth at May 16, 2022 11:55 PM (aoVW/)

335 Washington had the WWPPSS plant 2 that never got turned on. never call your nuke plant "whoops"

Posted by: Kindltot at May 16, 2022 11:56 PM (xhaym)

336 Insignificant more like. i mean what is there ? saunas ??
Posted by: runner at May 16, 2022 11:53 PM (V13WU)

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Pro Tip: Never go to war against a country that has more than one sauna per capita.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at May 16, 2022 11:56 PM (XG2Fi)

337 in fairness, how do you put your acquisition of twitter into hold?

Posted by: confederatefifth at May 16, 2022 11:56 PM (aoVW/)

338 That's the great thing. He doesn't even need to.

Posted by: Cicero



Really all he has to do is hold his head up high and brazen through it all. The balls on that guy.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 16, 2022 11:56 PM (8gxrg)

339 Kiev ordered remaining Azov holdouts to surrender.

Posted by: runner at May 16, 2022 11:58 PM (V13WU)

340 A long established military tactic is the feigned retreat, in which you pull back your forces and your opponent pursues you, and then you encircle them.

Posted by: William the Bastard at May 16, 2022 11:58 PM (jTmQV)

341 in fairness, how do you put your acquisition of twitter into hold?

Posted by: confederatefifth



Any decently drafted business purchase agreement has clauses requiring the company being bought to turn over its complete books to the buyer and that the buyer has time to satisfy himself as to the veracity of those books. And another clause that says the sale isn't consummated if the buyer is unsatisfied with the financials.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 16, 2022 11:59 PM (8gxrg)

342 maybe it's the best choice here. I dunno.
Posted by: Black Orchid at May 16, 2022 10:49 PM (w0NJk
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Trump's pick wasn't ideological, he wants that senate seat. He wouldn't have endorsed Dr Od without a vote promise against McConnell.
Also he has tacitly said if she wins he's bringing her into the fold.

Posted by: Braenyard, always late at May 16, 2022 11:59 PM (u44Cz)

343 Pro Tip: Never go to war against a country that has more than one sauna per capita.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at May 16, 2022 11:56 PM (XG2Fi)

What the heck do they do with all those saunas ???

Posted by: runner at May 17, 2022 12:00 AM (V13WU)

344 Evening, MisHum. Girthy thread! I am not so sure they should blank out license plates for idiots doing stuff like in the last photo. Do stupid shit, bear the shame.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 17, 2022 12:00 AM (UzeDp)

345 danzig ? nein !

Posted by: runner at May 17, 2022 12:01 AM (V13WU)

346 YokoOgoPogo is lurking beneath the surface of that lake.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at May 16, 2022 10:12 PM (Dc2NZ)

My dog is called Pogo, and she does not swim underwater.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 17, 2022 12:01 AM (UzeDp)

347
Any decently drafted business purchase agreement has clauses requiring the company being bought to turn over its complete books to the buyer and that the buyer has time to satisfy himself as to the veracity of those books. And another clause that says the sale isn't consummated if the buyer is unsatisfied with the financials.
Posted by: S


that is how you decide not to acquire, not what holding is

Posted by: confederatefifth at May 17, 2022 12:01 AM (aoVW/)

348 >>in fairness, how do you put your acquisition of twitter into hold?

Pretty simple. If a public company has been submitting bogus subscriber numbers to increase the value of the company that is fraud and would invalidate any purchase.

Should be fun watching Musk on the offense against the SEC for a change.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 17, 2022 12:01 AM (ZLI7S)

349 How about if we limit our flag-lowering and find some other way to show our support to our fellow Americans going through sorrow?
Posted by: Emmie at May 16, 2022 11:10 PM (6RgRK)


Right, FATS! Because of you my executive order is that ALL FEDERAL FLAGPOLES will be CUT IN HALF so we will always be in mourning from now on!

Posted by: Emperor Biden at May 17, 2022 12:02 AM (xhaym)

350 Sure Oh No Yoko is not lurking in that lake?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 17, 2022 12:02 AM (MILwR)

351 Pretty simple. If a public company has been submitting bogus subscriber numbers to increase the value of the company that is fraud and would invalidate any purchase.

Should be fun watching Musk on the offense against the SEC for a change.
Posted by: J


this also confuses ending the acquisition with going into hold

the thing is is nothing has changed, he has not fired his bankrs, or lawyers, they are continuing their dd, they are just going to demand that the price is lowwer to close

Posted by: confederatefifth at May 17, 2022 12:03 AM (aoVW/)

352 Kiev ordered remaining Azov holdouts to surrender.

Posted by: runner at May 16, 2022 11:58 PM (V13WU)


Because Russia just sieged their ass. Out of food and water. Surrender, get shot or starve were the choices.

Our media breathlessly reports this as Russia "bogging down", but it was merely waiting them out.

Oddly, Putlers Bastards didn't use chemical weapons or shoot them all and dump them in mass graves, as the American government is fond of reporting. Instead they put them on busses and transported them to a POW facility.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 17, 2022 12:04 AM (Ryaf0)

353 Ach! Vere iz Danzig in your plan kamerad?

Posted by: Prussia



Just to fuck with everyone since international tensions are so high, Germany should float a trial balloon saying they are thinking of reconstituting Prussia as a German state. Shit would most certainly hit the fan, especially in Russia.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 17, 2022 12:04 AM (8gxrg)

354 I see Oz is positioning himself with Ilhan Omar.
I wonder how well that will work, in his New England primary
Posted by: Kindltot at May 16, 2022 10:18 PM (xhaym)

Some muslim politicians are merely useless, but others are actively evil. Looks like Oz is tending towards the latter.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 17, 2022 12:05 AM (UzeDp)

355 I've been astonished for years that inflation hadn't hit earlier, given that the Fed has been goosing the printing presses since the Great Recession.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 16, 2022 11:11 PM (I2/tG)


A lot of high end economists are asking the same thing. I think the answer is that the banks that got the money were using it to replace the loans defaulted on in the housing bubble, and not spread out into new loans.

the new money was replacing the money that disappeared in what was technically a widespread bankruptcy, it just filled potholes, not raising the level of the street

Posted by: Kindltot at May 17, 2022 12:05 AM (xhaym)

356 Oh, FFS. Colbert has Mark Esper on.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 17, 2022 12:05 AM (3NKiY)

357 Because Russia just sieged their ass. Out of food and water. Surrender, get shot or starve were the choices.

Our media breathlessly reports this as Russia "bogging down", but it was merely waiting them out.

Oddly, Putlers Bastards didn't use chemical weapons or shoot them all and dump them in mass graves, as the American government is fond of reporting. Instead they put them on busses and transported them to a POW facility.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 17, 2022 12:04 AM (Ryaf0)


that too. there are American there I suspect. there are also claims that some died fighting the Russians troops - "advisors"...that is on Biden.

Posted by: runner at May 17, 2022 12:06 AM (V13WU)

358 German state of Neu Prussia?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 17, 2022 12:06 AM (MILwR)

359 >>the thing is is nothing has changed, he has not fired his bankrs, or lawyers, they are continuing their dd, they are just going to demand that the price is lowwer to close

Of course nothing has changed. This just happened over the last few days.

And you are also assuming that Musk, unlike most of the rest of the world who isn't as smart as he is, believed Twitter's number.

Twitter has been artificially inflating their numbers for years and Musk knows this.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 17, 2022 12:06 AM (ZLI7S)

360 Just to fuck with everyone since international tensions are so high, Germany should float a trial balloon saying they are thinking of reconstituting Prussia as a German state. Shit would most certainly hit the fan, especially in Russia.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 17, 2022 12:04 AM (8gxrg)

That might be fun to watch.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at May 17, 2022 12:07 AM (7bRMQ)

361 Oh, FFS. Colbert has Mark Esper on.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 17, 2022 12:05 AM (3NKiY)

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Colbert has a show? Do you know what that means?

It means Trevor Noah is not the unfunniest comedian on TV.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at May 17, 2022 12:07 AM (XG2Fi)

362 This just happened over the last few days.
And you are also assuming that Musk, unlike most of the rest of the world who isn't as smart as he is, believed Twitter's number.
Twitter has been artificially inflating their numbers for years and Musk knows this.
Posted by: J




yes

and

Posted by: confederatefifth at May 17, 2022 12:08 AM (DzWvJ)

363 Aw damn I'm all out of practice on the world's tiniest violin for Neo-Nazis having to surrender and be taken into enemy custody.

Posted by: Broseidon at May 17, 2022 12:08 AM (Tjt1+)

364 358 German state of Neu Prussia?
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 17, 2022 12:06 AM (MILwR)

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When the Krauts start barking about East Prussia will be when the fun really starts.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at May 17, 2022 12:08 AM (XG2Fi)

365 I'm not sure Islam has merit, but Muslim society was productive in the post-Mohammed pre-Ottoman times. Lots of advances in philosophy, some decent art, good poetry, especially the Sufi branch. Then something happened and they've been stuck in neutral, and then gunned it in reverse, for the last 550 years.
Posted by: Broseidon at May 16, 2022 10:23 PM (Tjt1+)

One Hell of a lot of those "muslim advances" were made by dhimmis or forced converts. When you conquer a society with good poets, writers, doctors, and mathematicians, you wind up "owning" their accomplishments. Or at least claiming them.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 17, 2022 12:08 AM (UzeDp)

366 Too bad the Media never spent this much time reporting on the Americans that Joey abandoned in Kabul

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 17, 2022 12:09 AM (MILwR)

367 German state of Neu Prussia?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 17, 2022 12:06 AM (MILwR)

Nothink neu about it!

Posted by: Frederick William Victor Albert at May 17, 2022 12:09 AM (7bRMQ)

368 Initially, as you start goosing the money supply, people actually think that they are wealthier, spend more, and increase economic output. After a while, they figure out what the scam is.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 16, 2022 11:22 PM (I2/tG)


That's the business cycle, keep it up and you will be an Austrian soon!

Posted by: Kindltot at May 17, 2022 12:09 AM (xhaym)

369 Now I'm starting to wonder how many commenters on AoS are just ace-bots programmed to say 'boobs'.

King Harv deserves an accurate accounting!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 17, 2022 12:10 AM (Ryaf0)

370 ao, that new army gun, what a shitshow

Posted by: confederatefifth at May 17, 2022 12:10 AM (DzWvJ)

371 Twitter has been artificially inflating their numbers for years and Musk knows this.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 17, 2022 12:06 AM (ZLI7S)


And Musk lured them into a quasi-public analysis of those numbers

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ every book has been rewritten ~ at May 17, 2022 12:10 AM (hOUT3)

372 that is how you decide not to acquire, not what holding is

Posted by: confederatefifth



He says it's on hold because that's language people can understand. It just means he's still in the contractual period he has to review the books and decide to consummate or not. Twitter hasn't given him its full set of books yet, quite obviously.

It isn't an instantaneous process. Musk made an offer and Twitter's board accepted and an agreement with a shitload of ribbons and seals and such was drafted and signed that also has a bunch of clauses explaining how the parties can get out of the deal if they aren't satisfied with what they discover about the health of the business.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 17, 2022 12:10 AM (8gxrg)

373 And Musk lured them into a quasi-public analysis of those numbers
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ every book has been rewritten ~ at May 17, 2022 12:10 AM (hOUT3)

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This is why Ace can never sell the HQ. All the commenters are bots.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at May 17, 2022 12:11 AM (XG2Fi)

374 The breastfeeding remark - I *knew* someone was going to say it, I figured some politician was going to get themselves in trouble with it, and in the back of my mind I was waiting to see who it would be. Never Dreamed it would be that loudmouth Bette Midler, LOL!!! But that's the price to pay when you're rich and stupid and feel like you can shoot your mouth off anytime you want.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 16, 2022 10:25 PM (r46W7)

I will admit to asking, in previous threads on this topic, "have titties gone out of fashion?" After all, that's what they are for. I know some women simply cannot breast-feed, but maybe there are some who can, but choose not to, for whatever reason.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 17, 2022 12:12 AM (UzeDp)

375 Dio started out as a trumpet player. Then played bass.

Posted by: SFGoth at May 17, 2022 12:12 AM (KAi1n)

376 Would one be able to sue for those unintended consequences? It blows my mind that so many people take brain-altering meds with not a thought for how they work or what might manifest as a result.
Posted by: Miley the duchess at May 16, 2022 11:26 PM (Mzdiz)


You mean like the withdrawal symptoms for Xanax is anxiety and insomnia, and the symptom of a minor OD is anxiety and insomnia, and sometimes it stops working and it makes you anxious and unable to sleep, usually after you are physically addicted to it?

Posted by: Kindltot at May 17, 2022 12:13 AM (xhaym)

377 All the commenters are bots.

I take insult with that! I am a bio-mechanical neko-grrl! Nyah!

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 17, 2022 12:13 AM (MILwR)

378 It is stupid to believe any media reports about Ukraine, when Russia has Crimea and now a land bridge from/to Crimea, entire Kherson region, Donets basin, or Donbas if you like, and is sitting pretty waiting for the Kiev junta to collapse under the weight of its own stupidity . With or without the 40 billion dollars. That will go to some NFps, or NGO, and be wasted like every thing else that went there.

Posted by: runner at May 17, 2022 12:13 AM (V13WU)

379 yes

and

Yes and what? This isn't all that confusing. Musk has Twitter, a company who he thought was being run as a disinformation machine, by the short hairs.

He can either force a much lower price or walk away from a flaming dumpster fire while Twitter gets to deal with irate shareholders who have been subjected to fraud for years and the SEC.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 17, 2022 12:13 AM (ZLI7S)

380 Now I'm starting to wonder how many commenters on AoS are just ace-bots programmed to say 'boobs'.

King Harv deserves an accurate accounting!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 17, 2022 12:10 AM (Ryaf0)

That's just what a bot would say!

Posted by: OrangeEnt at May 17, 2022 12:14 AM (7bRMQ)

381 Ukrainian troops evacuate from Mariupol, ceding control to Russia
Posted by: JackStraw at May 16, 2022 11:28 PM (ZLI7S)


And those overwhelming victories keep happening closer and closer to Kiev.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 17, 2022 12:14 AM (xhaym)

382 My dearest {{{Miley}}}

Posted by: Ladyl at May 16, 2022 11:32 PM (TdMsT)

{{{Ladyl}}}

Posted by: Miley the duchess at May 17, 2022 12:14 AM (Mzdiz)

383 I will admit to asking, in previous threads on this topic, "have titties gone of fashion?"

Bill Gates cannot reasonably be expected to feed all of America's children, despite those bodacious tatas.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 17, 2022 12:14 AM (KFhLj)

384 Too bad the Media never spent this much time reporting on the Americans that Joey abandoned in Kabul
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 17, 2022 12:09 AM (MILwR)

Indeed. Covered himself in glory there he did.

Posted by: runner at May 17, 2022 12:15 AM (V13WU)

385 I AM NOT A BOT, beep

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ every book has been rewritten ~ at May 17, 2022 12:15 AM (hOUT3)

386 Ukrainian troops evacuate from Mariupol, ceding control to Russia
Posted by: JackStraw at May 16, 2022 11:28 PM (ZLI7S)

And those overwhelming victories keep happening closer and closer to Kiev.
Posted by: Kindltot at May 17, 2022 12:14 AM (xhaym)

Ghost of Endor will be there any minute now.

Posted by: runner at May 17, 2022 12:15 AM (V13WU)

387 The Twitter CEO is floating some double-speak about (essentially) the bot accounts being programmed by people, so they should be counted as people instead of bots.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 17, 2022 12:16 AM (Ryaf0)

388 256 Would be pretty funny if every company in Cali that is trying to comply with the female on every board of directors law would just have one of their guys "identify", "Lia" Thomas-style as a woman, and see if the state tries to force them to prove they "really" are women.
Posted by: Sharkman at May 16, 2022 11:18 PM (8gxrg)


I'm seriously planning to do this, probably sometime this year. News reports say my company is going to include "closing the gender pay gap" in the formula for calculating performance bonuses.

A few days after they officially announce it, I'm going to simply announce that I have switched teams. This will raise the average salary on that other team, and we'll all get bonuses!

By the way, my pronouns, dress, and behavior won't change at all, because doing so would promote the sexist stereotypes of the patriarchy. And who are they to judge me?

Posted by: Half Dozen at May 17, 2022 12:16 AM (dJs6r)

389 >>>Now I'm starting to wonder how many commenters on AoS are just ace-bots programmed to say 'boobs'.

>My algorithm is not going to be able to formulate an opinion on this until I hear from humphreybot.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at May 17, 2022 12:16 AM (d/tcb)

390 {{{DDS}}}

Posted by: Miley the duchess at May 17, 2022 12:16 AM (Mzdiz)

391 Mariupol is part of Donetsk oblast, which actually does enthusiastically want to be part of Russia - and will be (as surprisingly feckless as the new-look Russian military has proven to be, resources geography and motivation - ethnic/tribal - assures that both Donetsk and Lugansk will never again be part of Ukraine).

But beyond that, which is to day Zaporozhe and Kherson oblasts, not so clear. The latter has some Russian-speaking populace and pro-Russian sentiment, but its not dominant as in D, L, and Crimea. Zaporozhe, in between, not really on Russia's radar in itself.

"Land bridge" utility needs to be explained, as the Kerch straits bridges have mooted that issue completely. And even if Ukraine regained the Zaporozhe coast of the Azov, access to the world - via the Russian-controlled Kerch Straits - is a non-starter, without conditions that is. Water aqueduct in Kherson for Crimea the only real practical key item on that front.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 17, 2022 12:17 AM (OTzUX)

392 I suggested, in another thread, that 'moms bring back the Jewish tradition of nursing their babies'.

_ they'd be healthier

Posted by: Braenyard, always late at May 17, 2022 12:17 AM (u44Cz)

393 Victor Davis Hanson: Imagine the Unimaginable

https://bityl.co/CExT

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 17, 2022 12:17 AM (A3uq/)

394 I know you are not a bot. You know you are not a bot. Who cares what they think ?

Posted by: runner at May 17, 2022 12:17 AM (V13WU)

395 He can either force a much lower price or walk away from a flaming dumpster fire while Twitter gets to deal with irate shareholders who have been subjected to fraud for years and the SEC.
Posted by: JackStraw


Musk is playing the long game, and I am sure this was his plan all along!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ every book has been rewritten ~ at May 17, 2022 12:18 AM (hOUT3)

396 Victor Davis Hanson: Imagine the Unimaginable


==


Is that a link to the new 2022 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition ??

Posted by: runner at May 17, 2022 12:19 AM (V13WU)

397 39 32 When Gavin Newsom says that the last nuclear plant in California should be kept open (it's scheduled to close), you know that they are getting worried.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 16, 2022 10:19 PM (I2/tG)

Gavin's just getting ready for his 2024 presidential run.

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at May 17, 2022 12:19 AM (Hh3y4)

398 And those overwhelming victories keep happening closer and closer to Kiev.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 17, 2022 12:14 AM (xhaym)

That's what I don't understand about The Other McCain. Keeps posting stories about how Putin is losing, but it never happens. Don't want Putin or Zman to win, but better Vlad than Biden junta claiming a win. They're more a danger to US than a foreign weak tyrant.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at May 17, 2022 12:19 AM (7bRMQ)

399 >>Musk is playing the long game, and I am sure this was his plan all along!

Turns out one of the richest men in the world is wicked smaht.

What a plot twist!

Posted by: JackStraw at May 17, 2022 12:20 AM (ZLI7S)

400 To prove you are human, please select all squares with fart-clams.

Posted by: irright at May 17, 2022 12:20 AM (NTUk0)

401 Yes and what? This isn't all that confusing. Musk has Twitter, a company who he thought was being run as a disinformation machine, by the short hairs.

He can either force a much lower price or walk away from a flaming dumpster fire while Twitter gets to deal with irate shareholders who have been subjected to fraud for years and the SEC.
Posted by: J



yes and that it is in hold means nothing

Posted by: confederatefifth at May 17, 2022 12:20 AM (sXQoi)

402 Good night, Horde.
{Debby} I hope you get some sleep.

Posted by: Theodore at May 17, 2022 12:21 AM (GJnvT)

403 Is that a link to the new 2022 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition ??

Posted by: runner at May 17, 2022 12:19 AM (V13WU)

Musk's Mother is on one of the cover pages. She's 74 I think.

Posted by: Javems at May 17, 2022 12:21 AM (AmoqO)

404 The Twitter CEO is floating some double-speak about (essentially) the bot accounts being programmed by people, so they should be counted as people instead of bots.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger


So any device running code created by a person is really a "person" for accounting purposes?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ every book has been rewritten ~ at May 17, 2022 12:21 AM (hOUT3)

405 What a plot twist!
Posted by: JackStraw


That's inconceivable!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ every book has been rewritten ~ at May 17, 2022 12:22 AM (hOUT3)

406 what is interesting with twitter is that if they have been lying about the subscriber numbers so has everybody

the game, the long game, her is bring down big tech for lying about advertising

Posted by: confederatefifth at May 17, 2022 12:22 AM (sXQoi)

407 The Twitter CEO is floating some double-speak about (essentially) the bot accounts being programmed by people, so they should be counted as people instead of bots.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger


So there is no such thing as a bot, unless the code came about through abiogenesis?

That's a new take.

Posted by: mikeski at May 17, 2022 12:22 AM (P1f+c)

408 Mehmet “Mittens” Oz

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 17, 2022 12:23 AM (LsOV0)

409 Anybody want a peanut?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 17, 2022 12:23 AM (A3uq/)

410 395 He can either force a much lower price or walk away from a flaming dumpster fire while Twitter gets to deal with irate shareholders who have been subjected to fraud for years and the SEC.
Posted by: JackStraw

Musk is playing the long game, and I am sure this was his plan all along!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3)
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However he plays it I believe him when he says he's not in it for the money, it's integral to American discourse, and he wants it straightened out.

Posted by: Braenyard, always late at May 17, 2022 12:23 AM (u44Cz)

411 Victor Davis Hanson: Imagine the Unimaginable

The House resuming an ordinary budget process?

Joe Biden without a full diaper?

Genuinely passable trannies?

David French achieving an erection?

VDH is a sick man.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 17, 2022 12:23 AM (KFhLj)

412 So next Monday turned out to be next Monday after next Monday.

Posted by: runner at May 17, 2022 12:24 AM (V13WU)

413 Mariupol not really close to Kiev.

Speaking of which, conjecture about Russian "strategy" has first to explain the airborne operation to Vasilkiv, and the ground spearheads from the north and to Brovary. Which is impossible without some sort of political and "knock-out" element in the mix, as the forces involved were far too small to prevail in any conventional fight (and the airborne got clobbered, a total s**t-show).

Some suggestive indicators of impending Russian mobilization include requirement for reservists to report to recruiting centers and update their info. Possibly suggestive indicators of less-than-monolithic popular support for the operation include molotov cocktail attacks on multiple recruiting centers recently.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 17, 2022 12:24 AM (OTzUX)

414 So any device running code created by a person is really a "person" for accounting purposes?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar


I didn't expect the dude married to the Hatsune Miku hologram to be vindicated like this.

Posted by: mikeski at May 17, 2022 12:24 AM (P1f+c)

415 The rumor is a former Canadian LT General is a Russian prisoner. Not sure if that is true, as that is awfully old and senior to be in a war zone, plus the Canadians selected for today's Canadian Forces are not the Canadians of yore.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at May 16, 2022 10:35 PM (u82oZ)

It's a guy who was run off for some sort of sexual peccadiiloes involving junior rank wimmenz, apparently.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 17, 2022 12:24 AM (UzeDp)

416 I breastfed all five of my babies, and believe me I had just the breasts to do it. Good night, Horde, You are the best people on Earth, I'm going to head off to slumber in the big bed, haven't been there in a long time.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 17, 2022 12:24 AM (a4EWo)

417 Twitter CEO should accept defeat.

Posted by: runner at May 17, 2022 12:25 AM (V13WU)

418 I wrote an AI blogbot but it was considered to be too realistic because it characterized everybody to be a homosexual nazi.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at May 17, 2022 12:25 AM (d/tcb)

419 >>However he plays it I believe him when he says he's not in it for the money, it's integral to American discourse, and he wants it straightened out.

I agree. I think he means what he says about free speech and this isn't about money.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 17, 2022 12:26 AM (ZLI7S)

420 Mark Felton has a new video up on YouTube.

Ties in with Kabul and Ukraine. Imagine that.

US bought for Afghanistan a small fleet cheap of Russian Mi-17 helicopters. 16 of them were in the US when Joey cut and ran.

Fast forward. Five of them were in Ukraine being worked on when Russia invaded. The DoD immediately declared them surplus and gave them to the Ukrainians free of charge.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 17, 2022 12:26 AM (MILwR)

421 No "Neu" or "Old" Prussia. Just call it Prussia and have the capital named Bismarck.

The French would piss themselves.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 17, 2022 12:26 AM (8gxrg)

422 However he plays it I believe him when he says he's not in it for the money, it's integral to American discourse, and he wants it straightened out.
Posted by: Braenyard, always late


This is why Musk is so dangerous, he is using *money* to actually DO things that might benefit society. We simply can't have that sort of thing become popular!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ every book has been rewritten ~ at May 17, 2022 12:26 AM (hOUT3)

423 'Night Debbie, God be with you and yours.


Posted by: Braenyard, always late at May 17, 2022 12:29 AM (u44Cz)

424 So next Monday turned out to be next Monday after next Monday.

Posted by: runner




A bloody fortnight!!

Posted by: Sharkman at May 17, 2022 12:29 AM (8gxrg)

425 Sharkman, if I believed that about bankruptcy I would have said it, but a bad debt is a bad debt, and eventually it is not recoverable *and it's gone* is the best demonstration

The problem with going back from fractional lending is that so much is considered assets. In Peel's reform (in England) it allowed savings to be considered an asset, and so they pushed savings and loaned out on that making fractional reserve again.
In the US there has always been a tradition of fiat money since the 1600's when Massachusetts colony issued script to cover for an invasion of Quebec that failed without bringing any booty back, and then there was a secondary market in the script.
With banking reform, there was supposed to be a reserve, but Congress gave out unfunded grants to railroads and played around with the silver/gold ratio.

However, the purpose of non-fractional reserve banking is to rein in money creation, and avoid business cycles, or Panics and bubbles as they have been called, because it restrains money creation, and since the banks make money on loans, they will raise the rates on deposits for savings to attract more money to loan out, at least that is the theory

Posted by: Kindltot at May 17, 2022 12:31 AM (xhaym)

426 Mariupol to Kiev - 500 mi.
Mariupol to Odessa - 400 mi.

NY to Charlotte - 700 mi

Posted by: runner at May 17, 2022 12:31 AM (V13WU)

427 The gop is a useless pile of dogshit.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 17, 2022 12:31 AM (LsOV0)

428 These were the basic reasons behind Winston Churchill's famous statement about Islam, which is very un-PC.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 16, 2022 10:40 PM (r46W7)

And that is also why muslims should not be allowed to become citizens of democratic countries. Allow them to live as resident aliens: no vote, no running for office, no civil service jobs.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 17, 2022 12:32 AM (UzeDp)

429 412 So next Monday turned out to be next Monday after next Monday.
Posted by: runner at May 17, 2022 12:24 AM (V13WU)


Yep. "Monday week."

Posted by: Half Dozen at May 17, 2022 12:32 AM (dJs6r)

430 the game, the long game, her is bring down big tech for lying about advertising

Posted by: confederatefifth



The money big tech is getting for selling its "users" data? Good point. If 50% of Facebook, Twitter and other platforms' users are fake, there are going to be some yuge, luxurious lawsuits.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 17, 2022 12:33 AM (8gxrg)

431 I know it's premature to talk about Debbie but when AoS does it's Victory calendar she should be a high consideration.

Posted by: Braenyard, always late at May 17, 2022 12:33 AM (u44Cz)

432 NY to Roanoke - 500 mi.

Posted by: runner at May 17, 2022 12:34 AM (V13WU)

433

No one really uses 'fortnight' these days...

Posted by: Zettai at May 17, 2022 12:34 AM (e/SBI)

434 Here is how 2023 goes if the gop wins the house and/or senate.

Biden proposes a gazillion dollars of spending.

The gop swears they will stop him

NYT writes and opens

Gop caves

Gop sends fund raising letters to send $100 to stop the radical Biden agenda.

Gop passes bill to repeal Obamacare.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 17, 2022 12:35 AM (LsOV0)

435 No one really uses 'fortnight' these days...
Posted by: Zettai at May 17, 2022 12:34 AM (e/SBI)


Yes, I haven't heard that term furlong time!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ every book has been rewritten ~ at May 17, 2022 12:36 AM (hOUT3)

436 Is Obamacare even an issue anymore ?

Posted by: runner at May 17, 2022 12:36 AM (V13WU)

437 Is Ukistan still a thing? I assumed with the “hate crime” shooting, Covid hysteria redux and Roe v Wade, that story was over.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 17, 2022 12:37 AM (LsOV0)

438 When the Krauts start barking about East Prussia will be when the fun really starts.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at May 17, 2022 12:08 AM (XG2Fi)


The Poles will ask them how many functional tanks and helicopters they still have, and probably ask them if they would like to borrow some horses.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 17, 2022 12:37 AM (xhaym)

439 385 I AM NOT A BOT, beep
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ every book has been rewritten ~ at May 17, 2022 12:15 AM (hOUT3)

Greetings!

Posted by: Romneybot 3.4 at May 17, 2022 12:37 AM (+I6Y/)

440 436

Not really. Twas but a joke.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 17, 2022 12:38 AM (LsOV0)

441 436 Is Obamacare even an issue anymore ?
Posted by: runner at May 17, 2022 12:36 AM (V13WU)


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Like ending federal funding for abortion, it's evergreen.

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Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at May 17, 2022 12:38 AM (XG2Fi)

442 I see the unbridled enthusiasm and support for my country is bleeding over from the daytime thread.

With luck, y'all here can wallow in the same miasma. Then we can truly be a united blog.

OR you can reflect on the thought that we've met and prevailed over issues even more serious than the current mess. Our history is replete with examples, it being our heritage to continue the struggle our predecessors engaged in to ensure the Republic endured. And while you reflect in it, take note that we have an unbroken string of successes.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 17, 2022 12:39 AM (KATBx)

443 The 2023 Obamacare will be something like a federal ban on CRT. The gop will pass some bill doing that knowing full well abuse would never sign it.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 17, 2022 12:40 AM (LsOV0)

444 >>>Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

And if it doesn't make you feel good, no worries; they can edit your brain's genes until you are ecstatic.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 17, 2022 12:40 AM (hVqGz)

445 The Twitter CEO is floating some double-speak about (essentially) the bot accounts being programmed by people, so they should be counted as people instead of bots.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 17, 2022 12:16 AM (Ryaf0)


Leverage is everything! Or at least that is what the Board of Enron said.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 17, 2022 12:41 AM (xhaym)

446 443 The 2023 Obamacare will be something like a federal ban on CRT. The gop will pass some bill doing that knowing full well abuse would never sign it.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 17, 2022 12:40 AM (LsOV0)

Please send $100 and we will match to get 3/3rds of congress to fight for U!

Posted by: GOPEE! at May 17, 2022 12:41 AM (+I6Y/)

447 Irongranpa is on the money.

Posted by: Braenyard, always late at May 17, 2022 12:41 AM (u44Cz)

448 My algorithm is not going to be able to formulate an opinion on this until I hear from humphreybot.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at May 17, 2022 12:16 AM (d/tcb)


Humphreyrobot was interacting and making sense the other day. I have high hopes for the future.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 17, 2022 12:42 AM (xhaym)

449 If elections don't matter why does anyone care what happens in the PA Senate race?

It can't be both.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 17, 2022 12:42 AM (ZLI7S)

450 I mean like the knee-slapping hilarity/ show friends at the bar this hilarious YT video of him/ turning the sound of him screaming as he falls and then thumping on the ground into your ringtone kind of funny.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 16, 2022 11:03 PM (Ryaf0)

Heh!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 17, 2022 12:45 AM (MLgWJ)

451 I recommend breaking the box down and stashing the bottles inside. Not that I've done anything like that before.....

Posted by: NC Ref at May 17, 2022 12:45 AM (9unzF)

452 WOW just ԝhat I was looking for. Came here Ьy
searching for B

Posted by: g at May 17, 2022 12:45 AM (tg29g)

453 That's what I don't understand about The Other McCain. Keeps posting stories about how Putin is losing, but it never happens. Don't want Putin or Zman to win, but better Vlad than Biden junta claiming a win. They're more a danger to US than a foreign weak tyrant.
Posted by: OrangeEnt at May 17, 2022 12:19 AM (7bRMQ)


Berenson too, I respect the guy on Covid and a few other points, but on those areas he absolutely certain he is in the right.

I suppose I don't really care, I have other places to get relevant news.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 17, 2022 12:46 AM (xhaym)

454 Putin isn't exactly steam rolling the country.

Posted by: Braenyard, always late at May 17, 2022 12:48 AM (u44Cz)

455 Turns out one of the richest men in the world is wicked smaht.
What a plot twist!
Posted by: JackStraw at May 17, 2022 12:20 AM (ZLI7S)


I wonder what seeing his birth country turn into what it is today has affected him. I know how it has affected a guy who only lived there for a short time.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 17, 2022 12:48 AM (xhaym)

456 If elections don't matter why does anyone care what happens in the PA Senate race?

==


*reality TV

Posted by: runner at May 17, 2022 12:50 AM (V13WU)

457 It's suppertime, y'all have a good evening.
'night.

Posted by: Braenyard, always late at May 17, 2022 12:52 AM (u44Cz)

458 What is known about Rose is this one will be played by Yasmin Finney who has dusky skin and bleach blond hair. And oh yeah Yasmin is transgender.
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 16, 2022 11:54 PM (MILwR)

So, a mutilated guy? Fucked up, at any rate.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 17, 2022 12:57 AM (oOMrf)

459 It can't be both.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 17, 2022 12:42 AM (ZLI7S)


I got money on it

Posted by: Kindltot at May 17, 2022 12:57 AM (xhaym)

460 I know some women simply cannot breast-feed, but maybe there are some who can, but choose not to, for whatever reason.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 17, 2022 12:12 AM (UzeDp)


More women in the workplace so its harder to breast feed a kid on demand. Yes, I know there are breast pumps for woman to use to fill bottles while at work to bring breast milk home to the kidlet, but that's still an inconvenient procedure at work: To pump one's breasts and not make a mes on your work clothes. Also, from what I've heard, some women do not like how their breasts look after breastfeeding.

Posted by: RickZ at May 17, 2022 12:57 AM (ldL4g)

461 >>I wonder what seeing his birth country turn into what it is today has affected him. I know how it has affected a guy who only lived there for a short time.

I think that plays a large roll in his thinking. I saw an article that said when he as a kid he was one of the few whites to attend the funeral of a black friend in SA. I never lived there but traveled there a bunch on business and from what I learned that was not common for a wealthy white kid at the time.

I also wonder if his autism has any factor in his thinking. Being different in any way has to affect your outlook on things.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 17, 2022 01:01 AM (ZLI7S)

462
More women in the workplace so its harder to breast feed a kid on demand. [ . . . ]
Posted by: RickZ at May 17, 2022 12:57 AM (ldL4g)

And that site-wide email: "whoever swiped the half pint plastic milk bottle out of the breakroom fridge: I am currently pumping my breast milk for my infant son. Please do not take it again."

Posted by: Kindltot at May 17, 2022 01:02 AM (xhaym)

463 The gop is a useless pile of dogshit.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 17, 2022 12:31 AM (LsOV0)


This comment brought to you by The Department of Redundancy Department.

Posted by: RickZ at May 17, 2022 01:06 AM (ldL4g)

464 And that site-wide email: "whoever swiped the half pint plastic milk bottle out of the breakroom fridge: I am currently pumping my breast milk for my infant son. Please do not take it again."
Posted by: Kindltot at May 17, 2022 01:02 AM (xhaym)

Isn't that why they have maternity leave?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 17, 2022 01:07 AM (oOMrf)

465 Those breast pumps don't work.

Posted by: Pee Butterjug at May 17, 2022 01:09 AM (WxuR2)

466 Tis time. Yard work tomorrow so it looks good for my birthday party.

Goodnite, good people. Be safe and sleep well.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 17, 2022 01:10 AM (KATBx)

467 I took my laptop out on the smoke deck at work and did my emails and time there. Completely worth it.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 17, 2022 01:15 AM (dNqv+)

468 Night IGP.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 17, 2022 01:16 AM (dNqv+)

469 Isn't that why they have maternity leave?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 17, 2022 01:07 AM (oOMrf)


Maternity leave is something like 6 weeks to 2 months. Babies breast feed longer than that. I've read horror stories where some Moms have breast fed a kid who is 2 or 3 years old, which is really weird. Generally, though, once the teeth start coming in, the breastfeeding slows down.

Posted by: RickZ at May 17, 2022 01:19 AM (ldL4g)

470 Biden since taking over the White House has been institutionalizing in the Democrat party, with ever ramped up smears, that over 1/2 of the country are, falsely, white supremacists and domestic terrorists who pose an existential threat to the nation. Politico now asserts that Biden "has taken to telling aides that he no longer recognizes the GOP, which he now views as an existential threat to the nation’s democracy." With this Biden has crossed over a critical line and declared our form of government dead to go along with his previous damning that half the country are outlaws. This is the clay that forms into pogroms or civil war that will destroy the nation and end up with millions of dead. This is Biden in his fullest expression, and he said this out loud. This is not campaign rhetoric, this is a plan waiting to be unleased. If Roe is overturned, and it most likely it will, a leftist mobilization will be uncorked that will rival the 2020 war on the nation, possibly exceed it. The mid term elections have the potential to be the Left's go for broke moment; anything can happen with Biden in office. Anything. Things are no longer potentially spicy, they are spicy.

Posted by: Lost In Space at May 17, 2022 01:20 AM (2mSQi)

471 Maternity leave is something like 6 weeks to 2 months. Babies breast feed longer than that. I've read horror stories where some Moms have breast fed a kid who is 2 or 3 years old, which is really weird. Generally, though, once the teeth start coming in, the breastfeeding slows down.
Posted by: RickZ at May 17, 2022 01:19 AM (ldL4g)

Yeah. I get that. And I know that women who don't breast-feed can basically shut off the milk factory by non-use. I sure don't want to defend the Biden junta for mis-managing the the baby formula file, but the fact remains that it is a product that is a dire necessity for a very few, but convenient choice for many.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 17, 2022 01:27 AM (oOMrf)

472 I did a road trip to Calgary today in the little Dodge Dakota with the 4-banger. It ran well, but sure does not like to climb hills with a load on. And the driver's seat cramps my thigh something fierce. No report yet on fuel mileage. It burned about a half tank for the round trip.

And I got close to 500 bucks for the load of metal scrap I took to the yard, most of that being the copper pipe from my plumbing job. So that takes a bit of the sting out of the $$$ spent on Pex tubing and fittings therefor.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 17, 2022 01:32 AM (oOMrf)

473 And with that, I am getting sleepy, and must head off to the snoozer. Night, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 17, 2022 01:34 AM (oOMrf)

474 I did a road trip to Calgary today in the little Dodge Dakota with the 4-banger. It ran well, but sure does not like to climb hills with a load on. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

The Dakota you have is about perfect with the V6.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga Moon Beams at May 17, 2022 01:35 AM (2mSQi)

475 I sure don't want to defend the Biden junta for mis-managing the the baby formula file, but the fact remains that it is a product that is a dire necessity for a very few, but convenient choice for many.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 17, 2022 01:27 AM (oOMrf)


Even with women who breast feed, it's always good to have a back-up plan because breast milk doesn't always sufficiently flow and baby formula is that back-up plan. Also, while some women breast feed while out and about, for many breast feeding is a personal and intimate act they do not want to put on public display, so baby formula for the win.

Posted by: RickZ at May 17, 2022 01:38 AM (ldL4g)

476 The Dakota you have is about perfect with the V6.
Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga Moon Beams at May 17, 2022 01:35 AM (2mSQi)

A little more power. The 4-banger is barely adequate. You have to use the Hell out of that 5-speed shifter. And , oddly enough, for a truck badged as "sport" there is no tach. Which is actually useful with a manual shift. If the 4-banger turns out to have delivered really good gas mileage on this run, it will be worth its keep. If it is only marginally better than my 350 Suburban, I will stick with the Suburban. Comfort has value, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 17, 2022 01:40 AM (oOMrf)

477 AOP.

Bonus, is that about 20% of the weight of that torn-out copper pipe, was mineral scale lining the interior surfaces.

They paid you for scrap, they bought 20% crap. LOL

(yeah, I know, they figure some of that into their pricing, but still..)


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 17, 2022 01:43 AM (QzJWU)

478 If the 4-banger turns out to have delivered really good gas mileage on this run, it will be worth its keep. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

The V6 was OK for its time, 18 to 22 mpg, a bit more, if I recall correctly. The 4 banger was marginally better. I had the five speed in mine so had very similar trucks with respect to the power train.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga Moon Beams at May 17, 2022 01:43 AM (2mSQi)

479 Even with women who breast feed, it's always good to have a back-up plan because breast milk doesn't always sufficiently flow and baby formula is that back-up plan. Also, while some women breast feed while out and about, for many breast feeding is a personal and intimate act they do not want to put on public display, so baby formula for the win.
Posted by: RickZ at May 17, 2022 01:38 AM (ldL4g)

Well, kind of my point. Baby formula has gone from being basically a substitute for unavailable breast milk, to become a convenience option for working moms. Stay-at-home moms can breast-feed with little difficulty. Working moms, not so much.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 17, 2022 01:43 AM (oOMrf)

480 Anyhow, off to the rack. My eyelids are slamming shut.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 17, 2022 01:45 AM (oOMrf)

481 Well, kind of my point. Baby formula has gone from being basically a substitute for unavailable breast milk, to become a convenience option for working moms. Stay-at-home moms can breast-feed with little difficulty. Working moms, not so much. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

My cousin, a top notch mom and person, rarely used formula, instead opting to pump and store milk for her two girls. She did this while working full time. It can be done.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga Moon Beams at May 17, 2022 01:46 AM (2mSQi)

482 49 I’m proud as a Pennsylvanian to uphold those founding beliefs that every faith has its merits.” PA Republican Senate hopeful Mehmet Oz

Thanks bro!

Posted by: Aztecs, Baal, Moloch at May 16, 2022 10:24 PM (7bRMQ)

I have some ancestors that would undoubtely agree. I mean, that old time religion would surely steal your heart.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 17, 2022 02:30 AM (ynpvh)

483 Morning, powers and principalities!

Re: this Karine creature . . . "A mind is a terrible thing to waste," or as an old AA buddy used to say, "A mind is a terrible thing wasted." It would be very interesting to create a vid contrasting the always-prepared, informed, and sensible replies of Sarah Huckabee and Kayleigh McEnany with this affirmative-action hire. And with Peppermint Patty too, though she was at least bold-faced enough to act (most of the time) as though she knew what she was doing.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 17, 2022 02:53 AM (c6xtn)

484 Maternity leave is something like 6 weeks to 2 months. Babies breast feed longer than that. I've read horror stories where some Moms have breast fed a kid who is 2 or 3 years old, which is really weird. Generally, though, once the teeth start coming in, the breastfeeding slows down.
Posted by: RickZ at May 17, 2022 01:19 AM (ldL4g)

Yeah, once the kid is old enough to ask for it, it might have gone on a bit too long. My insane sister did that for one of her kids, until he was about five. She decided the second kid was not as nice as the first, so she cut him off at about a year. Guess which kid is now a basket case as an adult and can't even function in society?

Of course, neither can my sister. She's a goner.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at May 17, 2022 02:59 AM (LOVUx)

485 I woke up about an hour before the alarm, no idea why. And I have a rule: no lying there and allowing my brain to dredge up bad memories that will haunt me. Better to get up, have some coffee, watch a House rerun or see what Western the Grit channel has to offer, and go exercise once I'm fully awake. I dread the latter activity, as I always do from April to December. It's 77 F. outside at 2 am, and with high humidity, it's probably pushing 85 heat index.

The TV weather people use the phrase "mild and muggy." Excuse me, clowns, if it's muggy IT AIN'T MILD!!!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 17, 2022 02:59 AM (c6xtn)

486 Oh, and yes, homosexual pedophilia is part and parcel with Islam, piss be upon them. I see nothing wrong with what she said, and "Dr Oz" should know that.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at May 17, 2022 03:00 AM (LOVUx)

487 Re: this Karine creature . . . "A mind is a terrible thing to waste," or as an old AA buddy used to say, "A mind is a terrible thing wasted." Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

How do we know the difference with this one? The racism and proprogandaism is strong in this one. Plus, she can't read from a script and sell it. In fact, I would go as far to say she has no idea what she is reading nor cares. Which sort of pcircles back to your original predicate.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga Moon Beams at May 17, 2022 03:04 AM (2mSQi)

488 The French would piss themselves.
Posted by: Sharkman at May 17, 2022 12:26 AM (8gxrg)

Don't they do that already?

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at May 17, 2022 03:04 AM (LOVUx)

489 Which sort of pcircles back to your original predicate.
Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga Moon Beams at May 17, 2022 03:04 AM (2mSQi)

She's a spoiled pudding-face who was told she was smart by somebody who isn't, and has one hack point about everything being racist and nothing else. She bumps uglies with some witch from MSLSD and thinks she's some sort of gift to society. I kind of see her being judged by that guy who said "I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul."

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at May 17, 2022 03:06 AM (LOVUx)

490 The TV weather people use the phrase "mild and muggy." Excuse me, clowns, if it's muggy IT AIN'T MILD!!!
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

The TV weather people need to be denounced to the Ministry of Lies.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga Moon Beams at May 17, 2022 03:07 AM (2mSQi)

491 The decline of the employment world continues apace. I had occasion to talk to the woman who handles employment matters for a major division of my employer. She sounds none too bright, though she has the saving grace that she admits she's new to the job. (Not that new -- she's had quite a few months' experience.) I have heard that they have called back her predecessor, who'd retired, to act as an "advisor." Excuse me, but when I began working, if you weren't able to handle a job, they didn't call back your predecessor to help you out. They fired you and got somebody who *could* handle it. Now, of course, having hired a woman for the job -- and based on her accent, I think she may have other intersectionalities that will make her hard to fire -- they don't dare let her go for fear of a lawsuit.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 17, 2022 03:08 AM (c6xtn)

492 She's a spoiled pudding-face who was told she was smart by somebody who isn't, and has one hack point about everything being racist and nothing else. Posted by: ten in AK, Hail to the Thief

She will be a hoot during the antifa led summer abortion riots.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga Moon Beams at May 17, 2022 03:11 AM (2mSQi)

493 ased on her accent, I think she may have other intersectionalities that will make her hard to fire -- they don't dare let her go for fear of a lawsuit.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

By chance is half her head shaved with the other half dyed a neon color? This is subtle tell that you are dealing Ms. Intersectionality 2019. If yes, a wary distance of this one, measured in miles, is warranted.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga Moon Beams at May 17, 2022 03:15 AM (2mSQi)

494 Speaking of Kayleigh McEnany, the Wikipedia page on her is an obvious hit piece. I went there only to copy the correct spelling of her name (and given that it's WP, even that might be open to question).

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 17, 2022 03:16 AM (c6xtn)

495 Whoa! I just found out how to make the text to bold. Me think when you want to use a [ that you need to use \[

Big experiment. \[B\]...To bold or not to bold

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga Moon Beams at May 17, 2022 03:17 AM (2mSQi)

496 So Putin:

You know, the Germans rolled Stalin's troops for a long, long time. Some of the biggest one sided battles in history. The Germans essentially destroyed the Soviet Union army as it existed at the beginning of the war. The Soviets couldn't fight, they were corrupt, etc.

But they got better. By 43, they were pretty good, and by 45 it would have been a toss up in many ways against us, let along the poor Germans.

Point being, Putins found out a lot about his sucky military. Think it will stay sucky? Just like us at Kassarine Pass getting humiliated, I don't see the Russians staying incompetent for long.

Right now, is there a more experienced military in the world at actual large scale combat operations?

of course, they don't have the economy to do much, but still: relying on Russian military stupidity continuing seems like a bad idea.

Posted by: Rafal Gan Ganowicz at May 17, 2022 03:19 AM (tgIla)

497 161 Sharkman: Shots fired at the British royal family.
Posted by: Broseidon at May 16, 2022 10:46 PM (Tjt1+)

?

Posted by: m at May 17, 2022 03:19 AM (2Q+cC)

498 Based on her accent, I think she may have other intersectionalities that will make her hard to fire -- they don't dare let her go for fear of a lawsuit.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius
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By chance is half her head shaved with the other half dyed a neon color? This is subtle tell that you are dealing Ms. Intersectionality 2019. If yes, a wary distance of this one, measured in miles, is warranted.
Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga Moon Beams at May 17, 2022


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Lessee on the website . . . Hm. Actually no; she's kind of attractive. She looks sort of Hispanic, but to my ear she sounds Indian, dot not feather. Of course this might be an old pic and she's changed her look lately.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 17, 2022 03:20 AM (c6xtn)

499 Big experiment. \[B\]...To bold or not to bold
Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga Moon Beams

Giant failure. There is an alternate html type language for comments so it seems. WTH? Who knew? Not Me.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga Moon Beams at May 17, 2022 03:20 AM (2mSQi)

500 500

Posted by: m at May 17, 2022 03:21 AM (2Q+cC)

501 Lessee on the website . . . Hm. Actually no; she's kind of attractive. She looks sort of Hispanic, but to my ear she sounds Indian, dot not feather. Of course this might be an old pic and she's changed her look lately.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

If she is Dot Indian and first generation there is a good chance she is full to the brim with Indian socialism. Rep. Jayapal is a prime example of this.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga Moon Beams at May 17, 2022 03:23 AM (2mSQi)

502 The Barrel stirs when noobs start dabbling in the dark arts of HTML

Posted by: a dude in MI at May 17, 2022 03:25 AM (+I6Y/)

503 Also, from what I've heard, some women do not like how their breasts look after breastfeeding.
Posted by: RickZ at May 17, 2022


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Not just the look but the, ah, texture. The ex-Mrs. Wolfus No. 2 had had her kid with the second husband when she visited town in '92. We, how do I put this, got intimate. Her breasts were never *big* big, but they were firm. Let's just say in '92, when she was literally 29, they were not as firm, and leave it at that.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 17, 2022 03:25 AM (c6xtn)

504 If she is Dot Indian and first generation there is a good chance she is full to the brim with Indian socialism. Rep. Jayapal is a prime example of this.
Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga Moon Beams at May 17, 2022


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I can't be sure. She has an Irish surname. Possibly she is married, or (likely today) divorced and kept the name.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 17, 2022 03:27 AM (c6xtn)

505 502 The Barrel stirs when noobs start dabbling in the dark arts of HTML Posted by: a dude in MI

You should see the chaos I can cause with a **ptr in C.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga Moon Beams at May 17, 2022 03:32 AM (2mSQi)

506 The Soviets couldn't fight, they were corrupt, etc.

Posted by: Rafal Gan Ganowicz at May 17, 2022 03:19 AM (tgIla)


At the beginning of The Great Patriotic War, under Stalinism, someone was to blame for the iniital losses and it wasn't the Boss. Many officers, including commanders/generals, killed themselves rather than face Stalin's wrath via the tender mercies of the NKVD and/or SMERSH. Rigid military doctrine, lack of initiative by all levels of the Red Army and lack of or poor equipment led to the Wehrmacht initially rolling over the Red Army. But Leningrad and Stalingrad changed all that. The Red Army learned to fight thanks to the NKVD/SMERSH machine gun squads behind front line troops insuring they attack; go forward and possibly live, retreat and definitely die. Plus, the Soviets had a large population to waste in a war of attrition whereas the Germans, after 1942, could not adequately replace their losses.

1/2

Posted by: RickZ at May 17, 2022 03:32 AM (ldL4g)

507 Point being, Putins found out a lot about his sucky military. Think it will stay sucky? Just like us at Kassarine Pass getting humiliated, I don't see the Russians staying incompetent for long.

Posted by: Rafal Gan Ganowicz at May 17, 2022 03:19 AM (tgIla)


I disagree because the Russkies will continue to be sucky. Their equipment is shoddy and poorly maintained. Their soldiers are draftees violently treated with disdain by the officer corps. Initiative is still looked at askance, even possibly court-martialed. The Russian military is like the Chinese military in that they have a large army in numbers but not quality. Centuries ago, Peter the Great tried to transform the Russian army and navy into competency. It's been downhill for the Russians ever since, with an occasional Borodino offset by a Tsushima Straight.

2/2

Posted by: RickZ at May 17, 2022 03:39 AM (ldL4g)

508 I am thinking this video streaming stuff might catch on. I have a 4K 55" with audio through a Denon amp in a 3.1 configuration. This picture is every bit as good as the theaters and the sound, if you don't mind not having the surround speakers, is also spot on. Lots of thumping explosions from the subwoofer and so on. It still isn't a movie theater but dang, for a non dedicated living room setup it gets the job done.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga Moon Beams at May 17, 2022 03:40 AM (2mSQi)

509 I am thinking this video streaming stuff might catch on. I have a 4K 55" with audio through a Denon amp in a 3.1 configuration. This picture is every bit as good as the theaters and the sound, if you don't mind not having the surround speakers, is also spot on. Lots of thumping explosions from the subwoofer and so on. It still isn't a movie theater but dang, for a non dedicated living room setup it gets the job done.
Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga Moon Beams at May 17, 2022


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My TV, bought in late 2020, is not as big as yours, somewhere in the 40s, but the images are bright and sharp, and I am surprised by the sound quality from the stock speakers. And it's nice not having to pay for cable. My Internet is a bit more than I paid for cable, true, but I can use that for work. And there was a period, March-Nov. of 2020, where I was paying for both.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 17, 2022 03:44 AM (c6xtn)

510 I disagree because the Russkies will continue to be sucky. Posted by: RickZ

A critical difference between WII and this Uke war is the Russians were fighting to save their home. Stalingrad makes this point. No amount of command brutality can explain the horror the average solider endured. They all knew what was at stake and their odds of surviving.

In the Uke war that is missing and that does not bode well. I think we are seeing Uke army display that same type of never surrender endurance. That and NATO weapons and intelligence is what has stopped the Russians in the north and at times in the east. Getting the Russians out of eastern and southern Ukraine is going to be a bitch.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga Moon Beams at May 17, 2022 03:48 AM (2mSQi)

511 10:10pm?, I couldn't been a contender

Posted by: Skip at May 17, 2022 03:53 AM (2JoB8)

512 One last Russia comment:

While technically a part of Europe, historically Russia was Asian and thinks like an Asian nation. As I said above, Peter the Great tried to Westernize/Europeanize Russia's army and navy and failed. And the reason why I say they think like an Asian nation is that the individual soldier has no value thanks to a large disposable population and their military doctrine and tactics reflect that attitude toward their soldiers and is a recipe for disaster as we see happening in the Ukraine.

Posted by: RickZ at May 17, 2022 03:54 AM (ldL4g)

513 My TV, bought in late 2020, is not as big as yours, somewhere in the 40s, but the images are bright and sharp, and I am surprised by the sound quality from the stock speakers. And it's nice not having to pay for cable. My Internet is a bit more than I paid for cable, true, but I can use that for work. And there was a period, March-Nov. of 2020, where I was paying for both.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

40" TVs are just fine, I had one for years. The living room in house I bought in Las Cruces pairs well to a 55". The stock speakers in some of these TVs are pretty good though a modest sound bar and woofer really makes a difference. The cost equation of internet vs cable warrants some careful thought. I would have internet even if I couldn't have streaming services, so there is that. Comcast was hosing me a $100 for internet until CenturyLink upgraded their hardware. I get identical internet service for $50. Added in an antenna and you are good to go. My paid streaming services and internet currently run me a total of $100 for Sling TV, Netflix, Spotify, and Amazon Prime. There is a ton of value in that proposition.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga Moon Beams at May 17, 2022 03:57 AM (2mSQi)

514 French Toast if I get moving, have Pepperidge Farm French Swirl bread

Posted by: Skip at May 17, 2022 03:58 AM (2JoB8)

515 A critical difference between WII and this Uke war is the Russians were fighting to save their home.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga Moon Beams at May 17, 2022 03:48 AM (2mSQi)


Yep. I maintain the Soviet/Russian army is not good when it comes to initiating attack. But defending Mother Russia from an attack? They are much better than average. Borodino is as good an example of this as much as Stalingrad or Leningrad are.

Posted by: RickZ at May 17, 2022 03:58 AM (ldL4g)

516 . . . Comcast was hosing me a $100 for internet until CenturyLink upgraded their hardware. I get identical internet service for $50. Added in an antenna and you are good to go. My paid streaming services and internet currently run me a total of $100 for Sling TV, Netflix, Spotify, and Amazon Prime. There is a ton of value in that proposition.
Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga Moon Beams at May 17, 2022


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I *wish* I could get good 'Net for $50. Cox charges about $100, but I have no other paid items. The Internet also goes for work. There's plenty on over-the-air, plus from Tubi, YouTube, and other free sources.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 17, 2022 04:03 AM (c6xtn)

517 I could, however, use a better antenna. The local PBS outlet (yeah, I know, but there are occasional classic movies) won't come in at all.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 17, 2022 04:04 AM (c6xtn)

518 My 4-year old, if he was real, asked why doesn't our president care about babies who need formula?

Posted by: Mean Tweets at May 17, 2022 04:04 AM (kfr3A)

519 RickZ,

If you want to really understand Stalingrad you should look up the YouTube series produced by TIK. It is researched to a level unlike anything I have ever seen or read. Musk even follows it and tosses him question from time to time. Another vector on the WII Russian solider are the Russian war movies. They are full of propaganda but no more than ours. What is true, as near as I can tell, is they capture at times the staggering human sacrifices those troops made to defend Russia.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga Moon Beams at May 17, 2022 04:05 AM (2mSQi)

520 Does Eric Swalwell need a Twizzler to think?

Posted by: My Four Year Old Asks . . . at May 17, 2022 04:08 AM (v5orp)

521 Does Eric Swalwell believe sex with spies is part of his congressional duties?

Posted by: My Four Year Old Asks . . . at May 17, 2022 04:10 AM (v5orp)

522 Does Eric Swalwell pass gas during his bang-bang with Fang-Fang?

Posted by: My Four Year Old Asks . . . at May 17, 2022 04:12 AM (v5orp)

523 I *wish* I could get good 'Net for $50. Cox charges about $100, but I have no other paid items. The Internet also goes for work. There's plenty on over-the-air, plus from Tubi, YouTube, and other free sources.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

There is so much high quality free content anymore that paid streaming services are not necessary. I started streaming with a Roku v1 box (circa 2009) so I have more or less seen how all this has developed. In 2009 it was barely functional to now which is now sort of amazing. I have stayed with Roku all this time and it is so excellent a product now, it too is amazing and they are aggressively expanding their channel. You should look at Pluto - it is just great. Peacock in the free tier is excellent too. News: Newsmax, SkyNews, France 24, German DW, and Russia TV. There are alot of excellent free or very low cost services on the Roku platform.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga Moon Beams at May 17, 2022 04:14 AM (2mSQi)

524 Schlicter used the phrase "Munchausen mommies" and that's useful.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 17, 2022 04:16 AM (ybIRR)

525 Didn't Schlicter come up with Felonia von Pantsuit?

Posted by: Mean Tweets at May 17, 2022 04:20 AM (8byuV)

526 111 PA Morons, I've picked all my candidates except the governor. Do you know anything about the candidates?
Posted by: chique l'African ViQueen of Greenland, the Merciless, open to talks with the Great MAGA King at May 16, 2022 10:36 PM (f9NQP)

Skip, chique d'Afrique asked this, earlier in the thread.

Posted by: m at May 17, 2022 04:21 AM (ZpkZT)

527 Another vector on the WII Russian solider are the Russian war movies. They are full of propaganda but no more than ours. What is true, as near as I can tell, is they capture at times the staggering human sacrifices those troops made to defend Russia.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga Moon Beams at May 17, 2022 04:05 AM (2mSQi)


There's a YouTube channel called StarMediaEN which has Russian tv series, WWII related and not, with English subtitles. Some are really good. But the WWII series' have the propaganda of the 'good and noble' intelligence officer bravely fighting the evil German rather than the oftentimes thug they had to be. But if you can get past that, some of the stories are really good. They also show something most Americans don't know or comprehend, the war on the Eastern/Russian Front was brutal. German soldiers are never given 'honorable' treatment as the Russians really hate Nazis -- to this day, and is one reason for their invasion of the Ukraine, the rise of neo-Nazis on its border.

Posted by: RickZ at May 17, 2022 04:24 AM (ldL4g)

528 It's primarily day in Pa
Think I am voting for White for governor, definitely Barnett for Senate,

Posted by: Skip at May 17, 2022 04:30 AM (2JoB8)

529 Why would anyone listen to Ben Bernake regarding monetary policy? When I'm five, I'll be questioning the need for a federal reserve when it's Congress' job!

Posted by: Mean Tweets at May 17, 2022 04:31 AM (8byuV)

530 The moon's bright this morning. Morning hordelings.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at May 17, 2022 04:31 AM (M9XmQ)

531 StarMediaEN, the Russians really hate Nazis -- to this day, and is one reason for their invasion of the Ukraine, the rise of neo-Nazis on its border.

Thanks for the tip. I subscribed. Having spent sufficient time studying the Russian-German war I get how traumatized Russian society was by that experience. It explains much of why the Soviets took over Eastern Europe. Putin is old enough to have internalized all of that and I am positive it colors much of what is up too. Plus there are increasing louder rumors he is dying of cancer, he is just doing a Biden and being transformative by attempting to restore the Soviet Union. I think I get where he is coming from (Russia TV helps here) and at the same time he is complete bastard. I hope he croaks and soon.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga Moon Beams at May 17, 2022 04:31 AM (2mSQi)

532 Skip, will Barnett win, then have it stolen by the GOP?

I'm guessing yes and yes.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at May 17, 2022 04:33 AM (M9XmQ)

533 Either of the 2 running for my Congressional seat sound OK but probably Burton. It's Madaline Dean who has to go.

Posted by: Skip at May 17, 2022 04:33 AM (2JoB8)

534 It's primarily day in Pa. Think I am voting for White for governor, definitely Barnett for Senate, Posted by: Skip

This is a very interesting primary. The D frontrunner had a stroke, that has to scramble the vote. I know I wouldn't vote for somebody that had a stroke. The R cockup has lots of undercurrents, a Trump candidate, A GOPe candidate, and Insurgency candidate. Barnette seems not quite ripe for the seat but you know what, she can't be any worse than the alternatives. Plus the alternatives are terrified of her, you can't believe much that comes out of their mouths.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga Moon Beams at May 17, 2022 04:38 AM (2mSQi)

535 Non career politicians don't scare me as much as the career ones do

Posted by: Skip at May 17, 2022 04:41 AM (2JoB8)

536 Was thinking this morning have yet to see a Dr Oz sign

Posted by: Skip at May 17, 2022 04:43 AM (2JoB8)

537 535 Non career politicians don't scare me as much as the career ones do Posted by: Skip

Barnette is 1 vote out of 100, she can't do much damage. What she can do is vote like we are at war. There is a shot that is exactly what she will do.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga Moon Beams at May 17, 2022 04:44 AM (2mSQi)

538 And she served in the military, and that's a plus and worth honoring.

Posted by: m at May 17, 2022 04:46 AM (ZpkZT)

539 The supreme court ruled it legal to intern innocent japanese americans for government necessity. We should intern white supremests in re-education camps until they can prove they are not a threat to society.

Posted by: raimondo at May 17, 2022 04:46 AM (TFo4t)

540 I suspect Ukrane by end of the year might go away, all of Washington can't shovel money to Ukraine fast enough.

Posted by: Skip at May 17, 2022 04:50 AM (2JoB8)

541 Pixy's up!

Posted by: m at May 17, 2022 04:55 AM (ZpkZT)

542 https://tinyurl.com/28tphbpa
Forgot to look at Bad Blue last night, the bonus picture is awesome weather event photo

Posted by: Skip at May 17, 2022 04:56 AM (2JoB8)

543 “It’s reprehensible that she would tweet out something that is defamatory to an entire religion. This state was based on religious freedom. I’m proud as a Pennsylvanian to uphold those founding beliefs that every faith has its merits.”

Ummm. No. the founders didn't believe "every faith has its merits".

In fact, the protection of religious freedom was about protecting different forms of the practice of Christianity b/c there had been suppression of some denominations of Christianity back in England. Yes, the founders believed in religious freedom - but don't conflate that with the founders believing in moral relativism. They most certainly didn't.

I'd bet not a single founder at the time believed that Islam was equal to Christianity. To me, this statement by Oz shows how little he actually understands the Constitution or American history.

Posted by: Mehive at May 17, 2022 07:46 AM (ky+MF)

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