I Must Down To The ONT Again

I'm not in much of an ONT mood tonight. Those cowardly pieces of shit standing around for an hour while children were being slaughtered.....I'm sorry. This is all I'm going to say about it because it makes me physically sick. I'm not sure I'm up to my usual whimsy tonight. Sorry.


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To be clear, my opprobrium is directed at the specific people on scene who not only did nothing, they prevented other from doing something.

Safety Message


Twitter thread featuring public safety drawing from the 20s and 30s warning of the dangers of electricution

Scroll down, they are quite something. The drawings were supposed to be from a coroner who was documenting actual cases he'd autopsied, but I dunno. Mythbusters tested this one and said that your couldn't maintain a coherent enough stream for the electricity to get back to you, but I also know personally the case of a toddler who was badly burned pissing into an open light socket.


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Texas History

History is a click away: The best digital tools for Texas history buffs


They mention Traces of Texas, which is a pretty cool Twitter account that I follow. He posts lots of pictures from back in the day. Lots of other good resources if you're interested in Texas history.


The Good Side Of Sports


Things are not looking good for the Flames from a sports perspective in the Flames/Oilers series, but Matthew Tkchuck too time to post a greeting to Ben Stelter. Ben is a 5 year old boy who is fighting brain cancer. He's a huge Oilers fan, and the team has wholeheartedly adopted him, inviting him to practices and games and giving him lots of time with his sports heroes. Pretty much all teams do this, if you ever watched a Ravens game and noticed that “MO” in “Baltimore” painted in the endzone was a different color than the rest of the name, that was (I say was, I don't know if they will continue the tradition this year or not) in honor of Mo Gabba, a 14 year old Ravens superfan who lost his battle with cancer in 2020. The Ravens similarly adopted Mo, and he in 2019 he announced one of the Ravens' draft picks, becoming the first person to read a draft announcement printed in braille.

I know professional athletes get busted on a lot here, and there is plenty to bust on, but there's good there too. Today I wanted to feature the good.


History Minute

What Did Medieval Peasants Know?


Pretty interesting article inspired by a recent story making the rounds that Medieval peasants worked less than modern workers. The article delves into why this probably isn't so, and other than a paragraph claiming that “right-wing” folks promote the time period as an example of the superiority of “white Christendom”*, it's a good read.

*Honestly, this kind of thing is so common these days that you just have to ignore it. It seems that no one can write an article debunking one side's silly claims without at least mentioning something silly the “other side” believes just to prove they are “objective”. I know all kinds of “right-wing” people, and there ain't one of them that is advocating for a return to theocracy. If you find someone who is, we all think they're crazy too. It's tiring, but that's the world we live in.


The World We Live In


Speaking of the world we live in, here's an excellent thread by one of the Gormogons (the account is shared by 6 people) on exactly that.


Related: Doc_0 has thoughts on hatred as a tribal unifier


Health Equity

To Save Millions of Lives


This is “health Equity” in action. “Equity,” as you may know from my prior articles on the subject, is roughly equivalent to Marx’s stage 5 of History: Socialism. This is the period of time in which the government (either a vanguard, or dictatorship of the proletariat), uses force to equalize outcomes along all conceivable lines. Equity = Socialism. “Equity” is why Communists always wind up stacking bodies to the moon in pursuit of manmade Eden.


Tom Nichols Hardest Hit


Why the experts keep getting it wrong


Specific independent variables help us understand this trend, and appear to predict patterns of expert error generally. Innovative thinkers at least since 19th-century physician Ignaz Semmelweis – if not since Socrates – have pointed out that set-in-their-ways ideological monocultures are more likely than other groups of smart people to be grievously wrong. And such monocultures exist to a truly remarkable extent across mass media and academia in the contemporary US


Lunchtime!


Here's the menu. What are you ordering?

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The one that I like that is absent is the French dip, but I suppose that's a subspecies of roast beef.

Question For The Mechanically Inclined Morons

I have a Toro Timecutter 4260 zero turn motor. Now, I assume that a zero turn mower has 2 transmissions, one for each control yoke. I mean, that's what they look like, just behind each wheel. When I start up, it runs fine. The right wheel is just a tiny bit faster than the left, but that's no big deal, I just keep that yoke a smidgen off full power. After about 20-30 minutes of mowing, however, the transmissions start to whine, like they are under heavy load, and the left side loses all power. If I let it sit for a while it's back to normal. I thought that the left transmission might be low on fluid or something like that – as it heats up the fluid gets thinner and stops working properly – but they are sealed units. There is no way to add fluid to them. Does anyone have any idea as to what the problem might be?

Question For Morons Who Are Mind Readers





Postal Museum


Did you know there is a Postal museum in DC? It's one of the lesser visited branches of the Smithsonian. It's kind of a fun look at history, but only as it relates to mail. For example, the caption on a photo of the Wright Brothers flight is “This plane did not carry mail....but others in the future would”. I'm sure that the I'm sure that the curator would give his left nut to be able to go back in time and hand the Wright brothers a letter so the museum could claim that mankind discovered flight just to deliver mail. You can even see Owney the Dog! This postal pooch traveled across America and around the world, following bags of mail. I've seen plenty of male dogs, but this is the first time I've seen a mail dog.


Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by topless chicks in short skirts:

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1 It begins.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 26, 2022 10:01 PM (Dc2NZ)

2
Firſt!

Posted by: Zettai at May 26, 2022 10:01 PM (/OeOS)

3 Good evening everyone.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 26, 2022 10:01 PM (ifHdv)

4 Ouch!

Posted by: lin-duh at May 26, 2022 10:01 PM (UUBmN)

5 2nd?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 26, 2022 10:01 PM (Y+l9t)

6 6th

Posted by: Theodore at May 26, 2022 10:02 PM (GJnvT)

7 Evening, Horde...How goes it?

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 26, 2022 10:02 PM (K5n5d)

8 Good evening all!

Posted by: Jmel at May 26, 2022 10:02 PM (bVhJi)

9 Hey there Perfesser!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 26, 2022 10:02 PM (Dc2NZ)

10 good evening everyone

Posted by: wing at May 26, 2022 10:02 PM (PlW9M)

11 I don;t know how you do it Eris.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 26, 2022 10:03 PM (Y+l9t)

12 Soviet safety posters are the gold standard in grotesque likker-related mishaps:

https://www.rbth.com/arts/330754-soviet-work-safety-posters

Everybody dies like Trotsky, baby!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 26, 2022 10:04 PM (Dc2NZ)

13 11 I don;t know how you do it Eris.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 26, 2022 10:03 PM (Y+l9t)
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Peruvian marching powder and Ace's time machine!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 26, 2022 10:04 PM (Dc2NZ)

14 Question For Morons Who Are Mind Readers

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Yes, but never on Tuesdays.

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe 2022! at May 26, 2022 10:04 PM (aeePL)

15 As it happens, I had a "cheesy ribeye" sandwich from Missouri Hick BBQ in Cuba, MO this evening. It was quite delicious. The bacon-topped mac & cheese on the side was also quite good.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 26, 2022 10:04 PM (K5n5d)

16 What is the difference between a sub sandwich, a hoagie, and a grinder?

Is there a real difference?

Posted by: Tonypete at May 26, 2022 10:04 PM (ifHdv)

17 Those sandwhiches do not look like anything I have ever made.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 26, 2022 10:04 PM (Y+l9t)

18 I think it all depends on if your dingaling can produce a good distance of laminar flow. You are almost always going to get some turbulence and therefore no contact but a moment of laminar and ZAP!

Posted by: banana Dream, now 40% less explicit at May 26, 2022 10:05 PM (QzpS1)

19 Hey there Perfesser!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 26, 2022 10:02 PM (Dc2NZ)
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Howdy! I have the Sunday Morning Book Thread mostly done! All I have to do is get the content uploaded onto Pixy's hamster farm....

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 26, 2022 10:05 PM (K5n5d)

20 What is the difference between a sub sandwich, a hoagie, and a grinder?

Is there a real difference?
Posted by: Tonypete at May 26, 2022 10:04 PM (ifHdv)
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Only in location, I think.

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe 2022! at May 26, 2022 10:05 PM (aeePL)

21 Thanks WD. Top shelf stuff. Like you, I am having a difficult time digesting today's crap.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at May 26, 2022 10:05 PM (VTlqx)

22 In before Vic. My standards are pathetically low.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 26, 2022 10:05 PM (F0YaR)

23 Ooops . Stopped to read the content.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at May 26, 2022 10:06 PM (lKAqb)

24 I do know you can get a 'buzz' from peeing on a electrified fence.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 26, 2022 10:06 PM (ifHdv)

25 Eris, you coming to the MoMe in VA?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 26, 2022 10:06 PM (Y+l9t)

26 Those skirts make the chicks' butts look big.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 26, 2022 10:07 PM (+lVUW)

27 Yes, WD. I agree with your thought completely.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at May 26, 2022 10:07 PM (7bRMQ)

28 Howdy! I have the Sunday Morning Book Thread mostly done! All I have to do is get the content uploaded onto Pixy's hamster farm....
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 26, 2022 10:05 PM (K5n5d)
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Best thread of the week! You're doing a terrific job.

It took a lot of effort just to toss off the shallow trifles I extruded. I don't know how the COBs beget such girthy, meaty fare day after day.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 26, 2022 10:07 PM (Dc2NZ)

29 The Cuban sandwich rules them all.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 26, 2022 10:07 PM (GsQOb)

30 This is all I'm going to say about it because it makes me physically sick. I'm not sure I'm up to my usual whimsy tonight. Sorry.

Understandable. I think we are all still in shock and just depressed over the whole thing.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 26, 2022 10:08 PM (nxdel)

31 "... but I also know personally the case of a toddler who was badly burned pissing into an open light socket."
-WD

So, that's why Gabe is gay.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 26, 2022 10:08 PM (08ncd)

32 25 Eris, you coming to the MoMe in VA?
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 26, 2022 10:06 PM (Y+l9t)
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Not this year, alas. Give everyone a big sloppy kiss for me.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 26, 2022 10:08 PM (Dc2NZ)

33 Thanks for the ONT.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 26, 2022 10:08 PM (08ncd)

34 That does not look like a grilled cheese...

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 26, 2022 10:09 PM (08ncd)

35 16 What is the difference between a sub sandwich, a hoagie, and a grinder?

Is there a real difference?
Posted by: Tonypete at May 26, 2022 10:04 PM (ifHdv)


I think they're the same sammich, but people from different regions use different terms. Kinda like pop and soda.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 26, 2022 10:09 PM (+lVUW)

36 >>> I know all kinds of “right-wing” people, and there ain't one of them that is advocating for a return to theocracy.


There is a segment that pines for monarchy. I'm not sure about theocracy.

Posted by: banana Dream, now 40% less explicit at May 26, 2022 10:09 PM (QzpS1)

37 It rained all afternoon and has continued. I sat in the garage just watching it come down this evening.

With a cup of coffee.

In my underwear.

It is the way of the Moron.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 26, 2022 10:09 PM (ifHdv)

38 BLT.

Posted by: Infidel at May 26, 2022 10:09 PM (E0NVW)

39 Shrimp or oyster Po-Boy

Posted by: Theodore at May 26, 2022 10:09 PM (GJnvT)

40 For some reason, that pic of a guy pissing on an electrical wire reminded me of this classic Ren & Stimpy cartoon:

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3u3npb

"Don't Whiz On The Electric Fence!"

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 26, 2022 10:10 PM (K5n5d)

41 Sandwich list grievously missing the most popular in the US - the hamburger. Buns, meat, accessories.

Posted by: LRob in TX at May 26, 2022 10:10 PM (KTPXo)

42 30 This is all I'm going to say about it because it makes me physically sick. I'm not sure I'm up to my usual whimsy tonight. Sorry.

Understandable. I think we are all still in shock and just depressed over the whole thing.
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 26, 2022 10:08 PM (nxdel


It really destroys our vision of 'above all else, protect the children.' Especially from men in law enforcement.

As I said below, you'd have to kill me to stop me from getting to him.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 26, 2022 10:10 PM (GsQOb)

43 Not this year, alas. Give everyone a big sloppy kiss for me.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes

Uh, can I pick and choose who I bestow that upon?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 26, 2022 10:10 PM (Y+l9t)

44 What is the difference between a sub sandwich, a hoagie, and a grinder?

Is there a real difference?

Posted by: Tonypete at May 26, 2022 10:04 PM (ifHdv)

A sub sandwich will go down in you, a hoagie writes fun songs, and a grinder works for tips.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at May 26, 2022 10:10 PM (7bRMQ)

45

It seems I shall have to be content with being Number 2 for the rest of my days...

Posted by: Zettai at May 26, 2022 10:10 PM (/OeOS)

46 Not this year, alas. Give everyone a big sloppy kiss for me.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 26, 2022 10:08 PM (Dc2NZ)
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We will miss you, Eris.

Reminder to everyone: registration for the NoVaMoMe closes on 31 May! Get moving, people!!

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe 2022! at May 26, 2022 10:11 PM (aeePL)

47 Best thread of the week! You're doing a terrific job.

It took a lot of effort just to toss off the shallow trifles I extruded. I don't know how the COBs beget such girthy, meaty fare day after day.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 26, 2022 10:07 PM (Dc2NZ)
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No kidding. I've never worked so hard for a mediocre marvelous dental plan!

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 26, 2022 10:11 PM (K5n5d)

48 41 Sandwich list grievously missing the most popular in the US - the hamburger. Buns, meat, accessories.
Posted by: LRob in TX at May 26, 2022 10:10 PM (KTPXo)

THIS.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 26, 2022 10:11 PM (08ncd)

49 No hotdog in the sammich chart?

Posted by: davidt at May 26, 2022 10:12 PM (f5Veu)

50 Some favorite grilled cheeses I have known:

Dill Havarti on pumpernickel
Smoked mozzarella and roasted pepper on rye
Cheshire and mustard on good sturdy white bread

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 26, 2022 10:12 PM (Dc2NZ)

51 ros bif plz

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 26, 2022 10:12 PM (kf6Ak)

52 Not this year, alas. Give everyone a big sloppy kiss for me.
Posted by: All Hail Eris

Um, isn't that the first big step on the road
To the depths of deg-ra-Day--shun!

Posted by: Tonypete at May 26, 2022 10:12 PM (ifHdv)

53 Sandwich list grievously missing the most popular in the US - the hamburger. Buns, meat, accessories.

Posted by: LRob in TX at May 26, 2022 10:10 PM (KTPXo)

This too is the story of Obama.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at May 26, 2022 10:13 PM (7bRMQ)

54 People who "back the blue" have never had any significant interactions with the blue. They back a figment of their imagination.

Yes, we need - any society needs - some sort of lawfully codified system and institution to apply force against lawbreakers. We do not necessarily need police forces, and we definitely don't need police as presently constituted in the United States. The first police force in the continental US was in New York City in I think 1879. Somehow, people got along fine without them prior.

Mainly via sheriff's departments and sheriff's deputies and posses of local citizens who were willing and able to shoulder the responsibility of maintaining public order - a responsibility EVERYONE had, not just a select class of badge-wearers who've exempted themselves from laws they enforce against you. Going back to sheriff's posses might not be the best answer. Staying with what we've got definitely is not a good one.

Posted by: rold at May 26, 2022 10:13 PM (GUJeZ)

55 51 ros bif plz
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 26, 2022 10:12 PM (kf6Ak)

You ok, vmom?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 26, 2022 10:13 PM (08ncd)

56 No kidding. I've never worked so hard for a mediocre marvelous dental plan!
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 26, 2022 10:11 PM (K5n5d)
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The hard work shows. It's always a great thread. Thank you for stepping into those giant OMuse shoes, and to you too Eris for filling them in the between times.

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe 2022! at May 26, 2022 10:13 PM (aeePL)

57 I do know you can get a 'buzz' from peeing on a electrified fence.

From what I understand, in your typical electric fence, the current pulses, so it isn't always on. You hope that it's off when you're peeing. It's a kind of rural roulette.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 26, 2022 10:13 PM (Ovlks)

58 A philly cheese steak without green peppers sounds really good right now.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 26, 2022 10:13 PM (08ncd)

59
What is the difference between a sub sandwich, a hoagie, and a grinder?

_________

I always assumed a grinder is hot, but a hoagie/sub isn't.

Only fags call them heros.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 26, 2022 10:14 PM (/U27+)

60 Gyro.

Posted by: davidt at May 26, 2022 10:14 PM (f5Veu)

61 That sandwich one is tough. But the three I get most would be sub, banh mi and cheesesteak. But if I'm at home, grilled cheese for the win.

Posted by: keena at May 26, 2022 10:15 PM (RiTnx)

62 What Did Medieval Peasants Know?

I sure knew the difference between a man and a woman.

Posted by: Medieval Peasant at May 26, 2022 10:15 PM (7bRMQ)

63 Uh, can I pick and choose who I bestow that upon?
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 26, 2022 10:10 PM (Y+l9t)
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Options include:

*bro nod and finger guns
*firm handshake
*sideways hug
*full frontal hug that goes on a fraction too long
*Gentle spooning
*the Pepe LePew

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 26, 2022 10:15 PM (Dc2NZ)

64 With a cup of coffee.

In my underwear.


Pics...you know the rule. And yes it applies to morons as well as ettes.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 26, 2022 10:15 PM (nxdel)

65 57 I do know you can get a 'buzz' from peeing on a electrified fence.

From what I understand, in your typical electric fence, the current pulses, so it isn't always on. You hope that it's off when you're peeing. It's a kind of rural roulette.
Posted by: Weirddave at May 26, 2022 10:13 PM (Ovlks)


The folks at myth busters put that one to rest. Turns out the stream isn't a stream after all. There be gaps between the pee droplets that stop any current.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 26, 2022 10:15 PM (GsQOb)

66 Point of order! Yes, P thankfully got his ass kicked in the polls by Ken Paxton in the Republican primary for AG, 68-32%. But while some of that was clearly "no more Bushes", another explanation is perhaps even more true.

George P. Bush was an incompetent running the Land Office. He led the way in the work of "reimagining the Alamo" and derided how the battle there was presented as "too divisive". The Land Office had gone to hell under his watch as Land Commissioner, and in any event he ran for Land Commissioner in order to break into TX politics (he came in from FL). Now, his name and appeal to women might have worked initially, but in order to rise to further more high profile offices like AG, you HAVE to prove your leadership in previous offices. He hadn't and had two terms to do so. So he was wisely sent packing.

Posted by: Cow Demon at May 26, 2022 10:16 PM (CdZ4i)

67 Hmmmm.... not sure a shawarma would be considered a sammich.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 26, 2022 10:16 PM (ifHdv)

68 I like heros!

Posted by: JEF at May 26, 2022 10:16 PM (jXFZF)

69 I was recently in a group talking about how to react if you are in a active shooter situation and you are carrying. The advice was to get out and not be a hero. But I agree with the previous comments and I could not run away when there are children at risk. I keep thinking about those parents standing outside helpless knowing their children were dying inside. Were there no windows? I can't remember ever being in a classroom that had only one door and no windows.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 26, 2022 10:16 PM (Y+l9t)

70 64 With a cup of coffee.

In my underwear.

Pics...you know the rule. And yes it applies to morons as well as ettes.
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 26, 2022 10:15 PM (nxdel)


Whoa now. Let's not be hasty.

I think we're good without. Everyone? We good?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 26, 2022 10:16 PM (GsQOb)

71 While I could honestly LIVE on hamburgers, I do enjoy the occasional reuben.

Posted by: LRob in TX at May 26, 2022 10:16 PM (KTPXo)

72 The folks at myth busters put that one to rest. Turns out the stream isn't a stream after all. There be gaps between the pee droplets that stop any current.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 26, 2022 10:15 PM (GsQOb)

I think they did that in a redo and actually one of them pissed on a low current and got shocked. Adam, iirc.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 26, 2022 10:17 PM (08ncd)

73 People who "back the blue" have never had any significant interactions with the blue. They back a figment of their imagination.

One side sees life as an episode of The Handmaids Tale. The other thinks life used to be a Norman Rockwell painting. The rest of us are caught between both delusions.

Posted by: History Says Otherwise at May 26, 2022 10:17 PM (r6iF4)

74 Quote purported to Will Rogers. "Some men can learn just by reading. Some men learn by observing others and some just have to pee on the electric fence themselves" So urine is a good enough conductor to get shocked although I don't know about electrocuted.

I wonder if that safety poster caused any deaths by putting the crazy notion of pissing on live wires into skulls full of mush?

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at May 26, 2022 10:17 PM (3cGpq)

75 Shawarma is a sandwich. And damn tasty.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 26, 2022 10:17 PM (jXFZF)

76 They forgot gyros, with or without-a the sauce-a, tuna melt, and the monte cristo.

Posted by: banana Dream, now 40% less explicit at May 26, 2022 10:17 PM (QzpS1)

77 I prefer those last pic chicks a bit younger -- Like, when they are still fresh from the egg. Along with bacon and hash browns.

Those cupcake skirts just ain't doing it for me.

As to Tom Nichols and a woodchipper -- Max Boot goes first.

Oh wait. That wasn't the question? My bad.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 26, 2022 10:17 PM (F0YaR)

78 Question For Morons Who Are Mind Readers

You're a sick sick man. For shame.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 26, 2022 10:17 PM (va/gu)

79

I ate a lot of sammiches during the bat flu panic -- ros bif with swiss and brown mustard on whole wheat mostly... I haven't eaten a sammich for months now...

Posted by: Zettai at May 26, 2022 10:17 PM (/OeOS)

80
There's a little tumbledown BBQ place near us that has awesome hamburgers. Heavenly flavor.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 26, 2022 10:18 PM (/U27+)

81 I'm more likely to order a Reuben or Bahn Mi just because anyone outside of New Orleans doesn't know how to make a good po-boy.

Posted by: Theodore at May 26, 2022 10:18 PM (GJnvT)

82 69 I was recently in a group talking about how to react if you are in a active shooter situation and you are carrying. The advice was to get out and not be a hero. But I agree with the previous comments and I could not run away when there are children at risk. I keep thinking about those parents standing outside helpless knowing their children were dying inside. Were there no windows? I can't remember ever being in a classroom that had only one door and no windows.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 26, 2022 10:16 PM (Y+l9t)


Yeah, screw that.

Take aim, put effective shots on target while closing the distance. Make the shooter nervous. Make the shooter dead.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 26, 2022 10:18 PM (GsQOb)

83
Piss on 120V to ground, no big deal. Piss on probably up to 1 or 2 kV to ground and no big deal (Third rail subways are usually around 750 VDC or so).

Piss on say, 7200V to ground, and it's a different story.

Electric fences operate at around 10kV or so, but it's basically current limited and pulsed. There's an old ditty I learned in grade school:

When I was young and had no sense, I pissed upon an electric fence. Burned my dick and singed my balls, pissed all over my overalls.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 26, 2022 10:19 PM (Mzdiz)

84 I thought of this comic when looking at the sandwich breakdown:

https://tinyurl.com/3sxtjmt9

(Backstory, in case you care: Phoenix, the cranky Artificer with spells fueled by dense calories, has imprisoned Embera, a girl from modern times that got transported to his fantasy world. This was a guest comic that became canon, as the latest comic showed Phoenix bursting into a room with a sand-witch.)

Posted by: pookysgirl, webcomic aficionadothe fridge at May 26, 2022 10:19 PM (XKZwp)

85 You ok, vmom?
Posted by: Aetius451AD



I like roast beef

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 26, 2022 10:20 PM (kf6Ak)

86 "... but I also know personally the case of a toddler who was badly burned pissing into an open light socket."
-WD

How do you know? Are you an electrician or something?

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at May 26, 2022 10:20 PM (tjZg/)

87 Looking at the chicks reminds me that someone at work made a batch of cupcakes and brought them in with whole candied strawberries in the center!

Posted by: banana Dream, now 40% less explicit at May 26, 2022 10:20 PM (QzpS1)

88 ""I have a Toro Timecutter 4260 zero turn motor""

From what I was able to find, there is a filter on each unit, and yes you do need to change the fluid and filter every 75 hours. I found this on you tube, seems pretty straight forward. If that fluid is old enough to vote, yeah you might want to service it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aI__tNG-aH8

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 26, 2022 10:20 PM (VwHCD)

89 Spoke with retired S.A.P.D. (san antonio) cop, this afternoon. Friend for well over forty years.

He's PISSED at the cop disaster in Uvalde. Confirms that all contemporary training for such mass shootings was not EVEN present, and doubts that it'll be accounted for, either.

His advice is a familiar tome. Buy ammo. And then, buy some more. Ugly times.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 26, 2022 10:20 PM (QzJWU)

90 From what I understand, in your typical electric fence, the current pulses, so it isn't always on. You hope that it's off when you're peeing. It's a kind of rural roulette.
Posted by: Weirddave

Honestly, the way we would test them if we came upon one in the field would be to find a plant with a stalk, strip the leaves off of it and holding it in one hand (and sticking your other hand's thumb into the dirt), lay the stalk on one of the wires and then slid the stalk closer and closer across the wire. If it starts to buzz at some point, it's hot.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 26, 2022 10:20 PM (ifHdv)

91 PNWMoMe coming soon! June 4! Yakima, WA. Ping MAE in the left sidebar for details!!!

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 26, 2022 10:20 PM (U2p+3)

92 54: We are told, over and over again, for a start, that we need to respect police officers, as if the citizenry is the problem. The problem is in fact the EXACT opposite: the police need to learn to respect US. They don't, and why should they? They get the gun, badge and uniform and do as they damn well please with next to no accountability.

Posted by: Cow Demon at May 26, 2022 10:20 PM (CdZ4i)

93 The folks at myth busters put that one to rest. Turns out the stream isn't a stream after all. There be gaps between the pee droplets that stop any current.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 26, 2022 10:15 PM (GsQOb)

And thus no one has ever gotten an electric shock reaching for metal door handle.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 26, 2022 10:21 PM (va/gu)

94 Make sure the hydraulic relief valves on both wheel transmissions are both tight (righty tighty). These are opened to move the mower if it won't run. If one is open or loose, mower acts slow on one or both sides.

Posted by: GADZOOKS! at May 26, 2022 10:21 PM (YJaO+)

95 Question For Morons Who Are Mind Readers
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Yes, but not as much as you'd think.

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at May 26, 2022 10:21 PM (Dd7tE)

96 ...Burned my dick and singed my balls, pissed all over my overalls.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 26, 2022 10:19 PM



Over here. Dying. I am.

Posted by: Zettai at May 26, 2022 10:21 PM (/OeOS)

97 interesting back handed dick holding technique on the electrocution picture.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at May 26, 2022 10:21 PM (h1jJh)

98 Answer to the mind reader:

Posted by: no good deed at May 26, 2022 10:22 PM (zj8BZ)

99 Thanks WD. Top shelf stuff. Like you, I am having a difficult time digesting today's crap.
Posted by: Sock Monkey
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It's a non-stop onslaught.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 26, 2022 10:22 PM (jZBWN)

100 Oh shit I just saw the funniest pic I have to send to Weird Dave!! How do I email it??

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 26, 2022 10:22 PM (nxdel)

101 I'm more likely to order a Reuben or Bahn Mi just because anyone outside of New Orleans doesn't know how to make a good po-boy.

Posted by: Theodore at May 26, 2022 10:18 PM (GJnvT)

We're working on it!

Posted by: Your Federal Government at May 26, 2022 10:22 PM (7bRMQ)

102
Question For Morons Who Are Mind Readers

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If I could read minds, I wouldn't be in so much trouble with Her Majesty.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 26, 2022 10:23 PM (/U27+)

103 >>> I was recently in a group talking about how to react if you are in a active shooter situation and you are carrying. The advice was to get out and not be a hero. Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 26, 2022 10:16 PM (Y+l9t)


The primary goal of a lot of advice by official organizations is to reduce the liability of the organizations giving the advice.

Posted by: banana Dream, now 40% less explicit at May 26, 2022 10:23 PM (QzpS1)

104 Why isn't there more discussion of who was in command? Was there a senior officer on scene directing? Who was the Chief of Police? Where was he/she/zher and what was it doing? Did the feds tell the locals to stand down while getting their BFD Supertactical Fed Units in place? Did they give an ETA to the local command? Did local command push back when given a lousy or indeterminate ETA?

I'm no expert but I think a lot of this points to a command/communications/jurisdictional dick-jousting clusterfuck.

Posted by: Zek at May 26, 2022 10:23 PM (lcQJG)

105 The bright spot in the day, was the news of Fenelon.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 26, 2022 10:23 PM (jZBWN)

106 102
Question For Morons Who Are Mind Readers
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If I could read minds, I wouldn't be in so much trouble with Her Majesty.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 26, 2022 10:23 PM (/U27+)

Have you tried telling her to calm down?

Posted by: Buzzion at May 26, 2022 10:23 PM (va/gu)

107 Take aim, put effective shots on target while closing the distance. Make the shooter nervous. Make the shooter dead.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 26, 2022 10:18

I mean, this is why you do it. You hope you never have to but I feel a whole lot better knowing that I could.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 26, 2022 10:23 PM (Y+l9t)

108 Oh, how is Fenelon? I haven't been around all day.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 26, 2022 10:25 PM (Y+l9t)

109 I'm praying for the children and families.

Posted by: Infidel at May 26, 2022 10:25 PM (E0NVW)

110 My first thought is never to test an unspecified apparatus or situation with my dick.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 26, 2022 10:25 PM (08ncd)

111 Duh.. I know how to email.. I need the address to send it to. Anyone??? Guarantee it will be a conversation starter.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 26, 2022 10:25 PM (nxdel)

112 Question For Morons Who Are Mind Readers

I knew you were going to ask that.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 26, 2022 10:25 PM (ifHdv)

113 This is all I'm going to say about it because it makes me physically sick. I'm not sure I'm up to my usual whimsy tonight. Sorry.
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You probably don't want to read this, then. Thanks to DB from the last thread.

Texas Police Lieutenant Says Cops Were Reluctant to Engage Gunman Because ‘They Could’ve Been Shot’

https://tinyurl.com/mvrj68md

Also confirmed the cops got THEIR kids out. F*ck y'all's kids.

https://tinyurl.com/2p9b4vsr

(Weird that they didn't need keys, isn't it?)

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Black family survived slavery but not welfare at May 26, 2022 10:25 PM (sIl7T)

114 Oh, how is Fenelon? I haven't been around all day.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 26, 2022 10:25 PM (Y+l9t)
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Surgery seemed to go well. She's already home resting.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 26, 2022 10:26 PM (K5n5d)

115 I always assumed a grinder is hot, but a hoagie/sub isn't.

Only fags call them heros.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 26, 2022 10:14 PM (/U27+)


In my area they're called subs whether they're hot or cold.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 26, 2022 10:26 PM (+lVUW)

116 The psychology of school shooters is that once confronted, most commit suicide. But when you're a jack-booted thug counting the days till your pension kicks in, you make excuses about needing more powerful rifles and body armor, because militarization is required to handle 18 yr old punks.

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at May 26, 2022 10:26 PM (Dd7tE)

117 107 Take aim, put effective shots on target while closing the distance. Make the shooter nervous. Make the shooter dead.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 26, 2022 10:18

I mean, this is why you do it. You hope you never have to but I feel a whole lot better knowing that I could.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 26, 2022

Bingo. I follow the same edict I do with bully's. They feed off fear. They need passive, scared victims. I am not a sheep. I am a wolf. It's them who should be scared.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 26, 2022 10:26 PM (GsQOb)

118 My first thought is never to test an unspecified apparatus or situation with my dick.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop

This advice is apropos for so many situations in life.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 26, 2022 10:26 PM (ifHdv)

119 Perdomo habano wrapper barrel aged cigar and three fingers of wild turkey. My plan for tonight's festivities.

Posted by: USNtakim deplorable, now with ultra maga at May 26, 2022 10:26 PM (0OmEj)

120

I'd read below Our Dear FenelonSpoke has made it through her surgery and is back at home...

The Zettai is grateful!

Posted by: Zettai at May 26, 2022 10:26 PM (/OeOS)

121
See the story of one Patrick O'Malley, NYC 1968. He was run over by a subway train. Autopsy revealed burns on his penis and his fingers.

Conclusion was he was urinating on the third rail, and that's what killed or knocked him out and the train just finished him off.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 26, 2022 10:27 PM (Mzdiz)

122 I like muffalettas. My favorite is Schlotzsky's which probably isn't authentic. But it's real tasty. Jason's Delli makes one which I don't like as much and I given up on them. The whole place is screwed up. They were slow and screwed up my orders before the plandemic and I'm sure they're even worse now.

Posted by: banana Dream, now 40% less explicit at May 26, 2022 10:27 PM (QzpS1)

123
>> I know all kinds of “right-wing” people, and there ain't one of them that is advocating for a return to theocracy.

How can you "return" to someplace you've never been?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 26, 2022 10:27 PM (63Dwl)

124 Medieval serfs didn't work less than us. But they were taxed less. True story. Us "free men" spend more time working for our overlords than serfs worked for theirs.

Posted by: 29Victor at May 26, 2022 10:27 PM (BJKQV)

125 She's fine, she's home. You can read her posts on Pixy's thread. I reposted them on the thread below this.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at May 26, 2022 10:27 PM (YynYJ)

126 My first thought is never to test an unspecified apparatus or situation with my dick.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 26, 2022 10:25 PM (08ncd)
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Wisdom for the ages.

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at May 26, 2022 10:27 PM (Dd7tE)

127 I'm no expert but I think a lot of this points to a command/communications/jurisdictional dick-jousting clusterfuck.

Anymore, way too many people try way too hard to ascribe to incompetence what is more and more obviously malice.

Posted by: History Says Otherwise at May 26, 2022 10:27 PM (r6iF4)

128 We are told, over and over again, for a start, that we need to respect police officers, as if the citizenry is the problem. The problem is in fact the EXACT opposite: the police need to learn to respect US. They don't, and why should they? They get the gun, badge and uniform and do as they damn well please with next to no accountability.
Posted by: Cow Demon


There is a large element of truth in that.
My cousin was a cop for a LONG time, retired as a detective sargent about 11 years ago (put in over 35 years). By the end of his career, he was really fed up with the department and couldn't wait to get out.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at May 26, 2022 10:28 PM (tjZg/)

129 Good evening morons and awesome ONT wd

You already know my answer to the mind-reader question.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 26, 2022 10:28 PM (EZebt)

130 Berzerker, I found that too, but my mower is older, it doesn't have "hydrostatic" transmissions.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 26, 2022 10:28 PM (Ovlks)

131 Also confirmed the cops got THEIR kids out. F*ck y'all's kids.

https://tinyurl.com/2p9b4vsr

(Weird that they didn't need keys, isn't it?)
Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Black family survived slavery but not welfare at May 26, 2022 10:25 PM (sIl7T


The absolute worst part. Glad the kids were saved but this proves they were man enough to get the kids safe. Just not your kids.

It's sooooo bad.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 26, 2022 10:28 PM (GsQOb)

132 Texas Police Lieutenant Says Cops Were Reluctant to Engage Gunman Because ‘They Could’ve Been Shot’

What do we here CONSTANTLY from various people within and without the public eye? That these perfect angels put their lives on the line every day for us, and that they put on their uniforms every day on behalf of the citizenry not knowing if they will return that night...

BULLSHIT.

Posted by: Cow Demon at May 26, 2022 10:29 PM (CdZ4i)

133 >>> But when you're a jack-booted thug counting the days till your pension kicks in, you make excuses about needing more powerful rifles and body armor, because militarization is required to handle 18 yr old punks.
Posted by: insurgens ad opus at May 26, 2022 10:26 PM (Dd7tE)


Well, it kind of seems like it's mostly all used to pacify the parents who are trying to save their children.

Posted by: banana Dream, now 40% less explicit at May 26, 2022 10:29 PM (QzpS1)

134 Best burgers around: Buckboard Bar and Grille, Reed City, Michigan

Posted by: CMU VET at May 26, 2022 10:29 PM (mMV7W)

135 Is this our Garrett?

https://tinyurl.com/3h99h63z

It might explain "things."

Posted by: OrangeEnt at May 26, 2022 10:29 PM (7bRMQ)

136 120

I'd read below Our Dear FenelonSpoke has made it through her surgery and is back at home...

The Zettai is grateful!
Posted by: Zettai at May 26, 2022 10:26 PM (/OeOS

Amen!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 26, 2022 10:29 PM (GsQOb)

137 Patty melt. Hamburger, carmelized onions, swiss cheese,grilled bread.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 26, 2022 10:30 PM (Y+l9t)

138 Not just yes. Hell yes!

Posted by: Mind Reader at May 26, 2022 10:30 PM (Spr0s)

139 garret has been scarce of late- but then again I have not been on a lot.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 26, 2022 10:30 PM (08ncd)

140 Your mower.
I've owned (still maintain) 2 of them (Toro Z things). Never had a drive issue. Those sumbitches are $1200 each!!
I'd sure be looking at what else could be wrong.

Posted by: MkY at May 26, 2022 10:30 PM (cPGH3)

141 Jewels, my nic at gee, mail!

Posted by: Weirddave at May 26, 2022 10:30 PM (Ovlks)

142 I'm not going into that building! It's on fire! I just signed up for the 25 year retirement!
- A fireman

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Black family survived slavery but not welfare at May 26, 2022 10:30 PM (sIl7T)

143 The problem is in fact the EXACT opposite: the police need to learn to respect US. They don't, and why should they? They get the gun, badge and uniform and do as they damn well please with next to no accountability.
Posted by: Cow Demon at May 26, 2022 10:20 PM (CdZ4i)
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Ever hear cops complain about "fuckin' civies"?

Standing armies of thug mercenaries are bad whether you call them soldiers or police.

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at May 26, 2022 10:30 PM (Dd7tE)

144 Perdomo habano wrapper barrel aged cigar and three fingers of wild turkey. My plan for tonight's festivities.

Perdomo Habano Sun Grown and Jefferson's Ocean by my fire pit was mine.

Posted by: no good deed at May 26, 2022 10:31 PM (zj8BZ)

145 Mower also has fan blades above the pullies on the transmissions. The are turned by the drive belt also. If they have broken/missing blades or are clogged up you will have overheating in the trans. Mine were older and drooping so they weren't putting out air correctly - hence overheating.

Posted by: oldgeezer at May 26, 2022 10:31 PM (tRheH)

146 To a New Yorker like you, a hero is some type of weird sandwich, not some nut who takes on three Tigers.

Posted by: Oddball at May 26, 2022 10:31 PM (63Dwl)

147 I like what was the #11 at Max's Opera Cafe: Corned Beef with Chopped Liver with grilled onions on rye.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 26, 2022 10:31 PM (EZebt)

148 garret has been scarce of late- but then again I have not been on a lot.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop


I think he guides fishing tours in Montana, and this may be the start of the busy season for him.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at May 26, 2022 10:31 PM (tjZg/)

149 At the beginning of the month when my pay hits my bank account I go to the deli section of my favorite store and get a loaf of rye bread and either sliced ham and sliced Swiss cheese, or sliced roast beef and sliced cheddar. The rye bread is now up to almost $6, and the ham is $11 a pound. I don't even want to look at what they're charging for sliced roast beef.

Ham and Swiss on rye is one of my favorite sandwiches and I brown it in a frying pan.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 26, 2022 10:31 PM (+lVUW)

150 Somehow I am reminded of that cop who put four rounds into the back of wheelchair guy who refused to obey commands not to keep rolling into a store.

Posted by: Zek at May 26, 2022 10:32 PM (lcQJG)

151 I remember Rekieta having a conversation with Barnes in which Barnes was talking about the philosophical issues of having a standing police force as well as the whole imprisonment culture. I am not sure I quite agree as I think there are historical parallels as well as a lot more execution or dismemberment for much lesser crimes (which does work, but is despotic.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 26, 2022 10:32 PM (08ncd)

152 116 The psychology of school shooters is that once confronted, most commit suicide. But when you're a jack-booted thug counting the days till your pension kicks in, you make excuses about needing more powerful rifles and body armor, because militarization is required to handle 18 yr old punks.
Posted by: insurgens ad opus at May 26, 2022 10:26 PM (Dd7tE)

That, and tazing/cuffing the parents waiting outside is...well, it's so much easier. (Isn't it funny that one of the favorite insults of the police is "coward"?)

Posted by: Cow Demon at May 26, 2022 10:32 PM (CdZ4i)

153 I'm sure there are a lot more cops who would have ran into that school than not. Just somehow all the cowards ended up in Uvalde

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 26, 2022 10:32 PM (GsQOb)

154 It seems people don't really get the medieval period. At the end of the dark ages, France, Germany, and Britain were *primitive*. In some places there had been Roman authority, but by the end the Roman elites were dregs abusing their citizens and letting everything fall apart.

So essentially, most of these areas were starting from scratch. The developed a system were warlords became local rulers and fought with each other.

But Christendom, which outside of the Byzantines, had been weak petty states at the start of the period, learn and produced some of the world's preeminent powers. In the 700s the Muslims were pillaging Europe. By 1100 the Western Christians had conquered the Holy Land.

This is the story of massive success in a culture. Though, it wasn't to be permanent of course.

But the second wave 1500-1776 saw the colonial powers conquer large swaths of the earth.

And of course the third wave from 1815-1914 saw Christian Europe literally conquer most of the Earth

Posted by: 18-1 at May 26, 2022 10:33 PM (ESjRY)

155 Jason's Delli makes one which I don't like as much and I given up on them.


We have one all the way out here in Maryland. It made this Texan happy. The Schlotzky's pastrami and swiss on rye was my go to.

Posted by: no good deed at May 26, 2022 10:33 PM (zj8BZ)

156 Does anyone have any idea as to what the problem might be?

*

Simple stuff first. Check all the mounts. The metal will often rot away under wheels, decks, or anywhere else that is an attachment point that might cause drag and get it off plane, and that causes all kinds of weird stuff to happen.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Black family survived slavery but not welfare at May 26, 2022 10:33 PM (sIl7T)

157 ...https://tinyurl.com/3h99h63z

It might explain "things."

Posted by: OrangeEnt at May 26, 2022 10:29 PM



"Our" Garrett is not a homosexual, but this would explain a great deal about the National Review!

Posted by: Zettai at May 26, 2022 10:33 PM (/OeOS)

158 Berzerker, I found that too, but my mower is older, it doesn't have "hydrostatic" transmissions.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 26, 2022 10:28 PM (Ovlks)

I wonder if it needs a belt adjustment, or a new belt. My old mower had an old belt on it and as it ran for a bit it got unpredictable and the belt would sometimes fall off. Never when it was cold, but only after about 10 minutes of mowing. Changed the belt and all was right with the world. I don't know shit about those zero turn things, but get me a schematic/exploded view, or even the model # and I could probably tell you the color of the corn in the shit of the dude who designed it.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 26, 2022 10:34 PM (VwHCD)

159 Perfessor, I would pay way over asking price for that meal right now, yum!!

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 26, 2022 10:34 PM (a4EWo)

160 From a mind reading moron:

The answer to your question Dave is...

Do it. Don't hesitate. Just go ahead and do it.

Posted by: ... at May 26, 2022 10:34 PM (dscaa)

161 If I could read minds, I wouldn't be in so much trouble with Her Majesty.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 26, 2022 10:23 PM (/U27+)

Have you tried telling her to calm down?

Posted by: Buzzion at May 26, 2022 10:23 PM (va/gu)


Marriage advice at the HQ ----- Timeless. Accuracy? Questionable.

But I say, Roll Dem Bones. Oh, wait... I'm divorced. Disregard.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 26, 2022 10:34 PM (F0YaR)

162 Re: electricity. I had a brother in law, not very bright, who was convinced by his hunting buddies that it would be funny to piss on an electric fence. They said it would just make sparks.
Oh yeah the juice jumped back upstream!

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2022 10:34 PM (r46W7)

163 Who was in command of the scene? What were their directives and when did they make them? Or were they out on Family Leave?
Just who was in command?!

Posted by: Zek at May 26, 2022 10:34 PM (lcQJG)

164 Question For Morons Who Are Mind Readers

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cuz they only come in boxes of 8

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at May 26, 2022 10:35 PM (h1jJh)

165 I like a good club sammich. I know it's unsexy, but a well-made one is a nice thing (just don't eat the toothpick)

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at May 26, 2022 10:35 PM (sJHOI)

166 This is comprehensive -
388 Still reading this:
https://tinyurl.com/5n74472c
This is the cop that stopped it. He was getting a haircut when his wife texted about an active shooter. He grabbed the barber's shotgun and drove out there.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 26, 2022 09:55 PM (5HBd1)

Posted by: Braenyard at May 26, 2022 10:35 PM (vPDt3)

167 I like the topless chicks

Posted by: Pete Bog at May 26, 2022 10:35 PM (Jzz++)

168 Tiger is an open field tank. We have the advantage.

Posted by: Kelly at May 26, 2022 10:35 PM (Spr0s)

169 If I am confronting an armed shooter. I'm gonna go right at him. He may get me. But at the very least I'll be a speed bump keeping his attention so that the kids could escape behind him or somebody else could take him out. Somebody today asked me "Why would you do that? They're not your kids." I told him "I'm a father. They're ALL my kids"

Posted by: Weirddave at May 26, 2022 10:35 PM (Ovlks)

170 Somebody tell them, "All badge and no balls."


They being from Texas, they'll get the reference.

Posted by: davidt at May 26, 2022 10:35 PM (f5Veu)

171 I am not sure I quite agree as I think there are historical parallels as well as a lot more execution or dismemberment for much lesser crimes (which does work, but is despotic.)

I would like to see a system that would have significant non-imprisonment penalties for smaller crimes. People laughed about Singapore caning some Western teenager for vandalism. Isn't that a better penalty then giving him a fine or time sitting in a cell?

Posted by: 18-1 at May 26, 2022 10:35 PM (ESjRY)

172 cuz they only come in boxes of 8
*

Those? Oh, those are for married men. One for January, one for February, one for March...

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Black family survived slavery but not welfare at May 26, 2022 10:36 PM (sIl7T)

173
Ever hear cops complain about "fuckin' civies"?

Standing armies of thug mercenaries are bad whether you call them soldiers or police.
Posted by: insurgens ad opus at May 26, 2022 10:30 PM (Dd7tE)

Yeah, and cops and people in general need to stop calling non-cops "civilians". Cops are NOT subject to the UCMJ. OK, some might be, if they are in the Guard or Reserves. But by and large, cops are themselves civilians. A quibble? Maybe. But to see why that is important, read the U.S. and TX Declarations of Independence as to why that distinction matters.

Posted by: Cow Demon at May 26, 2022 10:36 PM (CdZ4i)

174 All hat and no cattle.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 26, 2022 10:36 PM (GsQOb)

175 Ever hear cops complain about "fuckin' civies". Standing armies of thug mercenaries are bad whether you call them soldiers or police.

It took a big step for the worse when police were given take home cars, no longer required to live in the jurisdiction they worked, and put on 24/7 duty status. They are never simply a citizen now. They're always something more - a super-citizen.

They've become the Praetorian Guard. All while being deified with every sticker, sign, and flag displayed by the plebes who love to be lorded over by them.

A free people doesn't stay free by encouraging and lauding the creation of a better armed, better legally protected and empowered class of people in their midst.

Posted by: History Says Otherwise at May 26, 2022 10:37 PM (r6iF4)

176 yeah I had no idea NR is run by married homos

I stopped reading some time ago, when I realized that 'conservatives' weren't actually conserving anything

just a bunch of wordy out-gassing

Posted by: DB at May 26, 2022 10:37 PM (geLO8)

177 These monocultures often feature the lowest barriers to admission among the sciences. I dug up graduate record exam (GRE) scores by discipline for a recent article, and while there are certainly many brilliant sociologists, just 1.9 per cent of aspiring scholars in that field scored at the highest level on either the verbal or quantitative component of the GRE – alongside 0.3 per cent of social workers and 0.1 per cent of those headed into early education. In comparison, 18.5 per cent of mathematicians and 17 per cent of bankers scored at the highest level of the GRE scores.

Just like school teachers. Our culture is being transformed by really stupid, lazy people who believe that they're really smart because their degree tells them so.

Posted by: 29Victor at May 26, 2022 10:37 PM (BJKQV)

178 I'm dropping f bombs all over the place, reading about these cowards "Oh, I'm so scared of being shot!"

Guess what, pussies? Soldier, cop, you take that oath, the possibility of getting shot comes with the territory.

But real manly to get your own kids out, fuck the others.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at May 26, 2022 10:37 PM (8iUlO)

179 "Why would you do that? They're not your kids." I told him "I'm a father. They're ALL my kids"

That's Heritage America speaking.

Soviet America? Those aren't my people, they are just other Americans.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 26, 2022 10:37 PM (ESjRY)

180 I've been hankerin' for a chicken fried steak sandwich. I guess I could make one myself, in theory. But I've found you can't get them at fast food places or restaurants east of the Mississippi. Traveling east, first you lose beef ribs, then you lose chicken fried steak sandwiches. Pork tenderloin is as close as you'll get here, and that's great too but I miss the other.

Posted by: banana Dream, now 40% less explicit at May 26, 2022 10:37 PM (QzpS1)

181 Texas Police Lieutenant Says Cops Were Reluctant to Engage Gunman Because ‘They Could’ve Been Shot’

https://tinyurl.com/mvrj68md

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Black family survived slavery but not welfare at May 26, 2022 10:25 PM (sIl7T)


Today's as good a day as any, assholes.

Posted by: Dr. T at May 26, 2022 10:37 PM (Vgw1E)

182 I made Italian beef sandwiches with au jus tonight - the instant pot is a wonderful thing, once you stop being afraid of it and take it out of the box after a year.

Posted by: Moki at May 26, 2022 10:37 PM (JrN/x)

183 Perfessor, I would pay way over asking price for that meal right now, yum!!
Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 26, 2022 10:34 PM (a4EWo)
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The best part was someone else paid for it! I think it was around $13 for the sandwich, mac & cheese, and chips...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 26, 2022 10:37 PM (K5n5d)

184 Somebody tell them, "All badge and no balls."


Stealing that.

Posted by: no good deed at May 26, 2022 10:38 PM (zj8BZ)

185 "Our" Garrett is not a homosexual, but this would explain a great deal about the National Review!

Posted by: Zettai at May 26, 2022 10:33 PM (/OeOS)

Of course, I meant it as a joke - crocs and messgenger bags - but as I read more it seems all our "conservative thought leaders" are deviants. No wonder they don't fight the left. They want perversion normalized and they'll go along to get what they want, real conservatives be damned.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at May 26, 2022 10:38 PM (7bRMQ)

186 178 I'm dropping f bombs all over the place, reading about these cowards "Oh, I'm so scared of being shot!"

Guess what, pussies? Soldier, cop, you take that oath, the possibility of getting shot comes with the territory.

But real manly to get your own kids out, fuck the others.
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at May 26, 2022 10:37 PM (8iUlO


You're in good company.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 26, 2022 10:38 PM (GsQOb)

187 I really like Reubens but they're pretty pricy when you don't have the makings and need literally everything. Plus I'm the only one who eats 'em. One or two in a week and my blood chemistry is shot for the month.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 26, 2022 10:38 PM (BFigT)

188 "Why would you do that? They're not your kids." I told him "I'm a father. They're ALL my kids"
Posted by: Weirddave

*

This is white supremacy. It hasn't nothing to do with color, though. The trick is to understand it's Western Civilization.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Black family survived slavery but not welfare at May 26, 2022 10:38 PM (sIl7T)

189 ...get me a schematic/exploded view, or even the model # and I could probably tell you the color of the corn in the shit of the dude who designed it.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 26, 2022 10:34 PM



I don't think this is an exaggeration...

Posted by: Zettai at May 26, 2022 10:38 PM (/OeOS)

190 Ever hear cops complain about "fuckin' civies". Standing armies of thug mercenaries are bad whether you call them soldiers or police.
___

This^

And I'm guilty of this mindset in the past.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at May 26, 2022 10:39 PM (8iUlO)

191 But real manly to get your own kids out, fuck the others.
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at May 26, 2022 10:37 PM (8iUlO


This. This is simply infuriating.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 26, 2022 10:39 PM (jXFZF)

192 I know it's not new so-to-speak as I've heard it in the past, but the latest anti-gun NPC meme (seen pre-yesterday) making the rounds is this idea that "good guys with guns" have unrealistic Rambo fantasies about stopping bad guys with guns and all it does is get everyone in trouble and killed.

I read very little, comparatively, and I've seen it crop up enough times recently to know it's going to be a "thing". They can't stop with this Rambo Fantasy imagery and they think they're clever for inventing and/or recycling it. Be ready.

Posted by: ... at May 26, 2022 10:39 PM (dscaa)

193 Guess what, pussies? Soldier, cop, you take that oath, the possibility of getting shot comes with the territory.


We expected a hell of a lot more from 18 year old privates in the sandbox then we do from these "highly trained" law enforcement professionals.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 26, 2022 10:39 PM (ESjRY)

194 Somebody tell them, "All badge and no balls."
___

I'm getting bumper stickers made.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at May 26, 2022 10:40 PM (8iUlO)

195 104 Why isn't there more discussion of who was in command? Was there a senior officer on scene directing? Who was the Chief of Police? Where was he/she/zher and what was it doing? Did the feds tell the locals to stand down while getting their BFD Supertactical Fed Units in place? Did they give an ETA to the local command? Did local command push back when given a lousy or indeterminate ETA?
- by Zek

My take, willowed in preceding thread

The official lid is screwed-down tight on the story. Never a good sign. What is different from almost every other shooting incident I can recall is how few officials are saying anything in public. No appearances let alone press Q&A by the school principal, school district supervisor, school district police chief, city police chief, and county sheriff (Uvalde is the county seat). Thinking the worst, Abbott may have told the assigned Texas Dept. of Public Safety officers (state police) to keep a lid on all negative info until after the last burial and after Biden leaves town on Sunday.

Posted by: Get on it, Wheels at May 26, 2022 09:38 PM (qhIbO)

Posted by: Get on it, Wheels at May 26, 2022 10:40 PM (qhIbO)

196
I've been looking up the annuals of urination electrocution. High voltage is usually involved. Not impossible for low voltages to do, but much harder.

Last case. Guy hits a power pole, knocks some distribution lines down. They're on the ground, still energized. He's fine, but he gets out, and decides to take a piss. He does it right on the down line, and that was the end of the him.

Account I read doesn't mention what voltage it was, but distribution voltages to ground run around 10kV give or take usually. 14.4 kV to ground is the highest Mrs. Duke uses around here, and that's from long rural runs. We're 7200V around here.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 26, 2022 10:40 PM (Mzdiz)

197 It's really stupid of the Spiked author to thrown in the unnecessary attacks on Christianity. As if all cultures didn't have religion and as if Christianity was the only one with a priesthood that forced conformity.

Posted by: 29Victor at May 26, 2022 10:40 PM (BJKQV)

198 We expected a hell of a lot more from 18 year old privates in the sandbox then we do from these "highly trained" law enforcement professionals.
Posted by: 18-1
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Yep.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at May 26, 2022 10:40 PM (8iUlO)

199 Moki, that was very brave. Mine had been sitting on the counter for a year and a half and I still can;t figure out what I could do in it that would be less work than putting a pan on the stove or a dish in the oven. i mean, there's just me.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 26, 2022 10:41 PM (Y+l9t)

200 A free people doesn't stay free by encouraging and lauding the creation of a better armed, better legally protected and empowered class of people in their midst.
Posted by: History Says Otherwise at May 26, 2022 10:37 PM (r6iF4)

Which is why I won't be running around saying "I back the blue" or singing the praises of the police just because they wear blue clothes and have a gun and a badge.

Posted by: Cow Demon at May 26, 2022 10:41 PM (CdZ4i)

201 Question For Morons Who Are Mind Readers

SPONGE!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 26, 2022 10:41 PM (llON8)

202 The problem with this country is Patriots are shocked and depressed when in fact they should be righteously angry and banding together to physically remove every leftist scumbag exercising unrighteousness dominion over the populace.

Posted by: Idahonian at May 26, 2022 10:42 PM (qXAmw)

203 Christianity gave is modern notions of Freedom and Representative government.

Not Islam, not Confucianism, not Buddhism.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 26, 2022 10:42 PM (ESjRY)

204 What a fucking conceited, self-involved world we live in.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 26, 2022 10:42 PM (jXFZF)

205 This. This is simply infuriating.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 26, 2022 10:39 PM (jXFZF)

Honestly it has somehow made me angrier than the nutcase? I don't feel like that's normal but it is what it is. I mean nutcases are a fact of life - even the worst ones - but supposedly sane and in control people holding parents back while they get their own kids out seems to be a whole new level of demonicness that I just wasn't prepared to be dealing with.

We are in for some rough fucking road.

Posted by: ... at May 26, 2022 10:42 PM (dscaa)

206
Well, hell, someone must have pissed on the 7200V around here. Just as I posted that, power went off for about 10 seconds or so. UPS kept the computer, router, and switches going nicely.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 26, 2022 10:43 PM (Mzdiz)

207 The great irony in leftists talking about Theocracy is that Islam is the system dedicated to literal theocracy. But the left won't stand for any criticism of the muslims.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2022 10:43 PM (r46W7)

208 I remember reading about a guy getting electrocuted when he was washing his car. Extension cord for the vacuum was over the wet asphalt of the driveway - not a puddle of water, just sort of wet, dark with water asphalt - and he was barefooted. Electricity from the connection between the cord and the vacuum found the asphalt and killed him.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Black family survived slavery but not welfare at May 26, 2022 10:43 PM (sIl7T)

209 Question For Morons Who Are Mind Readers



Rhubarb, but not after 9pm.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 26, 2022 10:44 PM (GsQOb)

210 Since I'm pretty sure I willowed myself earlier.... why is it that *any* fire codes allow schools to be built with only one entrance to each classroom?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 26, 2022 10:44 PM (llON8)

211 Just like school teachers. Our culture is being transformed by really stupid, lazy people who believe that they're really smart because their degree tells them so.
Posted by: 29Victor at May 26, 2022 10:37 PM (BJKQV)

AND because a lot of people are too easily impressed by the degree on the wall.

Posted by: Cow Demon at May 26, 2022 10:44 PM (CdZ4i)

212
copy of @Gormogons
https://archive.ph/I3RTF

I'm a bit,quiet
by a lifetime of practice,
plus the original BS =Boarding School.

*GUESS WHO, went 2 school alongside me
ValJar

Posted by: zigzag at May 26, 2022 10:44 PM (E/za7)

213

I shall never understand the Left's deference to the mussulmen...

Posted by: Zettai at May 26, 2022 10:44 PM (/OeOS)

214 We could do far better as a society if we regarded men as a worthy archetype for men and women as a worthy archetype for women.

Posted by: Zek at May 26, 2022 10:45 PM (lcQJG)

215 >>I shall never understand the Left's deference to the mussulmen...

Posted by: Zettai


fear

Posted by: DB at May 26, 2022 10:46 PM (geLO8)

216 I am telling you - and I will try to stop repeating it now (but probably not) - in the coming days we are going to start hearing about the strong involvement of the federal government in this non-response.

Right now it's seeming very local. It's not local. It has the hallmarks of the current fake administration all fucking over it. Mark my words.

Posted by: ... at May 26, 2022 10:46 PM (dscaa)

217 >>> 207 The great irony in leftists talking about Theocracy is that Islam is the system dedicated to literal theocracy. But the left won't stand for any criticism of the muslims.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2022 10:43 PM (r46W7)

Islam is right about women.

Posted by: Things that make leftists' "brains" melt at May 26, 2022 10:46 PM (llON8)

218 They can't stop with this Rambo Fantasy imagery and they think they're clever for inventing and/or recycling it. Be ready.

Easy enough. If a White Hat Rambo with a gun couldn't make an impact, nobody would care about the possibility of a Black Hat Rambo making an impact.

Posted by: History Says Otherwise at May 26, 2022 10:46 PM (r6iF4)

219 I shall never understand the Left's deference to the mussulmen...

Posted by: Zettai

fear

Posted by: DB at May 26, 2022 10:46 PM (geLO

Brotherhood.

Posted by: ... at May 26, 2022 10:46 PM (dscaa)

220 We could do far better as a society if we regarded men as a worthy archetype for men and women as a worthy archetype for women.
Posted by: Zek at May 26, 2022 10:45 PM (lcQJG)
---
"Burn the heretic!" -- The Left...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 26, 2022 10:46 PM (K5n5d)

221 With a cup of coffee.

In my underwear.

It is the way of the Moron.
Posted by: Tonypete

* fistbump*
Took my shorts off after dinner because I had sawdust in my pockets from cutting in the log pile. Currently sitting on the front patio enjoying the peace of dusk falling in the woods. In my skivies.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at May 26, 2022 10:46 PM (VTlqx)

222 30 Facts About The National Debt That Should Set America On Fire With Rage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiVI8vj45zI

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at May 26, 2022 10:46 PM (8iUlO)

223 Since I'm pretty sure I willowed myself earlier.... why is it that *any* fire codes allow schools to be built with only one entrance to each classroom?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 26, 2022 10:44 PM
I asked about this earlier too. Weren't there any windows? There had to be a fire exit of some kind. This just makes no sense.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 26, 2022 10:47 PM (Y+l9t)

224 One more thing: if you take a paycheck that consists of funding courtesy of the taxpayer, you have zero business belonging to a union. There sure as all hell should not be a police union anywhere in the country for any reason.

Posted by: Cow Demon at May 26, 2022 10:47 PM (CdZ4i)

225 Talk about your electrical fences - the NRA convention in Tx seems like it is heading for some sort of violent confrontation unless the lefty media, Dems and Punchy don't tone down the rhetoric against their fellow Americans that own guns. I don't expect that will happen as Punchy's admin is making a point of heading down to Texas ahead of the NRA convention just to stir up their lefty shock troops in what will most likely be a call for action - violent action.

Shameful and dangerous.

Posted by: Boswell at May 26, 2022 10:47 PM (5iUNf)

226 Virginia Kruta
@VAKruta
·
2h
"They could've been shot. They could've been killed," Texas police lieutenant explains why law enforcement did not go into Uvalde school right away.

Posted by: 29Victor at May 26, 2022 10:47 PM (BJKQV)

227 I know all kinds of “right-wing” people, and there ain't one of them that is advocating for a return to theocracy.

Why would right wing people want a theocracy? A good share of ministers and priests are just as liberal as the dopes in the democrat party.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 26, 2022 10:47 PM (+lVUW)

228
I shall never understand the Left's deference to the mussulmen...


Shortly after 9/11 most of the left was publicaly saying they wanted Bush and Rummy to protect them. They were shocked that poor anti-colonial muslim resistance fighters had attacked THEIR city (as Michael Moore put it).

But after 9/11, the anthrax mailings, and the DC snipers Islam started putting up fewer and fewer major attacks. The left, was no longer afraid of them. And they believed that if they could just get Bush to lose the WoT the people would of course rally to them.

And so an alliance of convenience was born.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 26, 2022 10:48 PM (ESjRY)

229 196
I've been looking up the annuals of urination electrocution.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 26, 2022 10:43 PM (Mzdiz)
-----------------------

This is one of the most Moron sentences ever written here.

Posted by: ... at May 26, 2022 10:48 PM (dscaa)

230 “Run like the wind, honey! And don’t slip on the blood on the floor!”

What the actual fuck?

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 26, 2022 10:48 PM (jXFZF)

231 I just found out that Okra in Manassas is closed for good. That's too bad. They made excellent muffalettas.

Posted by: Theodore at May 26, 2022 10:48 PM (GJnvT)

232 222: only one fact is needed: we should be demanding the same level of efficiency from our governments that we do from Apple or Samsung, but we don't.

Posted by: Cow Demon at May 26, 2022 10:48 PM (CdZ4i)

233 "They could've been shot. They could've been killed," Texas police lieutenant explains why law enforcement did not go into Uvalde school right away.

You don't say Tex!

Posted by: Some Private getting shot at by Jihadis in Iraq at May 26, 2022 10:49 PM (ESjRY)

234
Islam is the political movement disguised as a religion.

Leftism is the religion disguised as a political movement.

Posted by: ... at May 26, 2022 10:49 PM (dscaa)

235 The problem with this country is Patriots are shocked and depressed when in fact they should be righteously angry and banding together to physically remove every leftist scumbag exercising unrighteousness dominion over the populace.

Posted by: Idahonian at May 26, 2022 10:42 PM (qXAmw)

Something will start it, not sure what, but when it does, holy shit.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 26, 2022 10:49 PM (VwHCD)

236 >>Posted by: Zettai


see, Baptists don't fly planes into buildings
Jews don't wear suicide bomb vests on buses
Catholics don't fire machine guns in hotel lobbies

muslims do these things without remorse
that's why the Left mollifies them
fear

Posted by: DB at May 26, 2022 10:49 PM (geLO8)

237 Your mower probably has HydroGear trans-axles in it. They make several different sizes/version depending on the size and expense of your mower. It will have an oil fill plug on the top side of the case. They are usually an allen plug, if you lay on the ground behind the mower the plug will be on the inside top of the case. If it is low you will have to jack up the mower so the tire is off the ground and run it forward and backward after adding some oil. Keep adding oil and then running it until it takes no more oil. Also it could be the relief valves inside but if that's the case just order a new trans-axle. They are rebuildable but they aren't fun.

Posted by: country_breakfast at May 26, 2022 10:50 PM (3xple)

238 "They could've been shot. They could've been killed," Texas police lieutenant explains why law enforcement did not go into Uvalde school right away.

Posted by: 29Victor at May 26, 2022 10:47 PM (BJKQV)

Nope. There's something else going on. There's a reason everyone is so tight-lipped. These people can be shot and killed on routine traffic stops.

Posted by: ... at May 26, 2022 10:50 PM (dscaa)

239 >>>
==
I asked about this earlier too. Weren't there any windows? There had to be a fire exit of some kind. This just makes no sense.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 26, 2022 10:47 PM (Y+l9t)

All of the schools I went to had classrooms with one door leading to a long hall which had exits and one end or another. Not exactly what I would think of good design if you need to empty the building of a large number of people, especially if they're mostly small children, in a hurry.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 26, 2022 10:51 PM (llON8)

240 Leftists admire Muslims for hating Western Civ as much as they themselves do.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2022 10:51 PM (r46W7)

241 219 I shall never understand the Left's deference to the mussulmen...

Posted by: Zettai

Most if not all Leftists are about as deep as a kiddie pool. They see the Muslims as not being Christian and therefore are exotic and so super-neato!!!

Posted by: Cow Demon at May 26, 2022 10:51 PM (CdZ4i)

242 The left: What difference can one good guy with a gun make? You need trained police officers working as part of a system to stop crime!

The actual f*cking news story at hand: The killer was stopped by one lone good guy with a gun while the cops stood around eating donuts.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 26, 2022 10:51 PM (ESjRY)

243 "They could've been shot. They could've been killed," Texas police lieutenant explains why law enforcement did not go into Uvalde school right away.

You don't say Tex!
Posted by: Some Private getting shot at by Jihadis in Iraq
___

*snort*

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at May 26, 2022 10:51 PM (8iUlO)

244 Something will start it, not sure what, but when it does, holy shit.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 26, 2022 10:49 PM (VwHCD)

It’s building. Someone is going to fucking snap.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 26, 2022 10:51 PM (jXFZF)

245 WD. Yep totally understand your mood about the cops...
At least the parents were willing to try and save their kids. I once had much respect for police. F em anymore.
Apparently they are required to turn in their balls when they receive the badge.

Posted by: COMountainMarie at May 26, 2022 10:52 PM (zIMWS)

246 >>> 244 Something will start it, not sure what, but when it does, holy shit.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 26, 2022 10:49 PM (VwHCD)

It’s building. Someone is going to fucking snap.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 26, 2022 10:51 PM (jXFZF)

The SMAHHHHHHRT people think the snap is going to get them what they want.

I don't think they're very smart.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 26, 2022 10:53 PM (llON8)

247 >."They could've been shot. They could've been killed," Texas police lieutenant explains why law enforcement did not go into Uvalde school right away.


so, kids were shot, kids were killed

But hey, Officer, drive home safe, okay?

Posted by: DB at May 26, 2022 10:53 PM (geLO8)

248 The left: What difference can one good guy with a gun make? You need trained police officers working as part of a system to stop crime!

The actual f*cking news story at hand: The killer was stopped by one lone good guy with a gun while the cops stood around eating donuts.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 26, 2022 10:51 PM (ESjRY)

Eating donuts? They were spanking their fucking onions.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 26, 2022 10:53 PM (VwHCD)

249 The actual f*cking news story at hand: The killer was stopped by one lone good guy with a gun while the cops stood around eating donuts.
Posted by: 18-1
__

Nah. Eating donuts wouldn't be too bad.

Arresting moms and tasing dads of the murdered kids, while they get their own out, is much, much worse.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at May 26, 2022 10:54 PM (8iUlO)

250 power went off for about 10 seconds or so. UPS kept the computer, router, and switches going nicely.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 26, 2022 10:43 PM (Mzdiz)

Might have been a squirrel or other critter meeting Old Sparky.
Typically, after a fault, the breaker will reclose after three seconds or so. If there is still a fault, then it has to be checked out manually.

Maybe your circuit was set for ten seconds.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 26, 2022 10:54 PM (ufFY8)

251 Is that maple syrup that's being poured over sandwich #13?

Posted by: 496 at May 26, 2022 10:54 PM (U1eOr)

252 Good evening, Horde.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 26, 2022 10:54 PM (TdMsT)

253 *No lobster roll, sad

Posted by: runner at May 26, 2022 10:54 PM (V13WU)

254 Ok, folks. If you’re ready to give up your assault rifles aka “weapons of war”, let’s also throw in super glue, microwave ovens, cell phones- everything developed within the military! Wow! We can emit the world’s biggest virtue signal. Oops, I see I left out the internet.

Posted by: Rex B at May 26, 2022 10:55 PM (XG8it)

255 >>>Isn't that a better penalty then giving him a fine or time sitting in a cell?

Posted by: 18-1 at Ma
--------

It said, 'we disapprove what you did' on a very fundamental level. And then it was over.
Kind of like the speedy trial thing.
Justice swift and clean.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 26, 2022 10:55 PM (vPDt3)

256 Question For Morons Who Are Mind Readers


The St. Louis Blues will win the Cup.

Posted by: t_bodie - Lurker. Unless you are reading this. at May 26, 2022 10:55 PM (4EnF8)

257 10 second power gap - the Matrix glitched.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2022 10:55 PM (r46W7)

258 I don't understand the sandwich poster
those sandwiches are way too tall

Posted by: DB at May 26, 2022 10:56 PM (geLO8)

259 I RAILED against the Austin city council’s decision to defund the police, even though I’m critical of police, because decreased funding never leads to greater accountability.

But today, I’m questioning whether they’re worth paying for.

Posted by: Caiwyn at May 26, 2022 10:56 PM (+dHQK)

260 The lies are just incredible. They said the cops were there within 4 minutes. They also said the gunman shot for 12 minutes outside! before he went into the school. Both of these things can't be true.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 26, 2022 10:56 PM (Y+l9t)

261 The St. Louis Blues will win the Cup.
___

Again?

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at May 26, 2022 10:56 PM (8iUlO)

262 I don't understand the sandwich poster
those sandwiches are way too tall
Posted by: DB

Sandwich smashers of the World, Unite!!!

Posted by: Tonypete at May 26, 2022 10:56 PM (ifHdv)

263 "Question For Morons Who Are Mind Readers."


Yeah, they were big. More than a handful. Each.

Posted by: davidt at May 26, 2022 10:56 PM (f5Veu)

264 My fave is the rueben, pastrami on rye with sauerkraut and dressing.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at May 26, 2022 10:57 PM (jTmQV)

265 239 >>>
==
I asked about this earlier too. Weren't there any windows? There had to be a fire exit of some kind. This just makes no sense.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 26, 2022 10:47 PM (Y+l9t)

All of the schools I went to had classrooms with one door leading to a long hall which had exits and one end or another. Not exactly what I would think of good design if you need to empty the building of a large number of people, especially if they're mostly small children, in a hurry.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 26, 2022 10:51 PM (llON

I went (briefly) to a high school that literally had no windows. It was a disorienting place. One of the very few buildings I got lost in.

I went to a middle school in CO that deceptively had individual classrooms. OK, there were individual classrooms on the edges that had windows high up, and thise were the exception. Most classrooms in the interior of the building looked deceptively like they were individual classrooms - except that they were separated from other classrooms by a partition that could be easily moved if needed. (Not a curtain; the partition was heavier than that.)

Posted by: Cow Demon at May 26, 2022 10:57 PM (CdZ4i)

266 I'm trying to decide if the lieutenant just threw his guys under the bus, or, if he's just stupid.

Because his statement is either something the cops on the scene told him or, it's the explanation he came up with.

Either way, that guy should never be allowed anywhere near a reporter again.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at May 26, 2022 10:57 PM (m1xvH)

267 there is no Patty Melt. They listed a Cuban and a Banh Mi, and no Patty Melt.
Not even a Monte Cristo. Nor Spam and garden fresh tomato

I don't think that author knew much about sandwiches.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2022 10:57 PM (xhaym)

268 I don't think that author knew much about sandwiches.
Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2022 10:57 PM (xhaym)
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Indeed. Where is the hotdog on that list?

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 26, 2022 10:58 PM (K5n5d)

269

I should be reluctant to rush to judgement on all police because of the actions of a few apparently Barney Fife types...

Posted by: Zettai at May 26, 2022 10:58 PM (/OeOS)

270 You can get an electric shock from peeing on an electric fence. My brother as a young lad was quite the fool. He did it. When he woke up he accused us of hitting him in the back of the head with a board. We had no boards anywhere around.


He and his wife never had kids.

Can't imagine why.

Posted by: Just Lily at May 26, 2022 10:58 PM (RLLZj)

271 At a basic level, the local cops completely f*cked this up.

The police chief should be fired/forced to resign.

Whoever was in charge of the cops on the scene should be fired.

And every cop there that wasn't commanded to stand down should be fired.

That is how you make sure this doesn't happen again.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 26, 2022 10:58 PM (ESjRY)

272 Barney would have gone in, with just one bullet.

Posted by: davidt at May 26, 2022 10:59 PM (f5Veu)

273 The more confusion gets thrown around, the more I think, op.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at May 26, 2022 10:59 PM (jTmQV)

274 247 >."They could've been shot. They could've been killed," Texas police lieutenant explains why law enforcement did not go into Uvalde school right away.
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Look Jacob Albarado in the eye and say that.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 26, 2022 10:59 PM (vPDt3)

275
Another, Similar incident? age18,male
Heavy.com, sister-site in Spanish,
AhoraMismo.com
https://archive.ph/Bzd4Z

Posted by: zigzag at May 26, 2022 11:00 PM (tr20d)

276 And shitcan the DPS PR asshole. We could get shot. Fuck you.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 26, 2022 11:00 PM (jXFZF)

277 Damn. Those sammiches are all good. Got me a hankerin for a BLT right about now. Sans mayonnaise because mayonnaise is just disgusting.

Posted by: Cow Demon at May 26, 2022 11:00 PM (CdZ4i)

278 The sandwich illustrations are exploded view, like patent drawings.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at May 26, 2022 11:00 PM (jTmQV)

279 McConnell is calling for new guns laws and vows to work with Sienama


Mitch to the rescue.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 26, 2022 11:01 PM (GsQOb)

280 276 And shitcan the DPS PR asshole. We could get shot. Fuck you.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 26, 2022 11:00 PM (jXFZF)

Somebody shoulda asked him "So, no more traffic stops then? Sweet!"

Posted by: Cow Demon at May 26, 2022 11:01 PM (CdZ4i)

281 Every cop there should receive a letter of decommission and relief of duty.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 26, 2022 11:01 PM (vPDt3)

282 I make my BLTs without the lettuce, and add shredded extra sharp cheddar.

Posted by: davidt at May 26, 2022 11:02 PM (f5Veu)

283 Barney would have gone in, with just one bullet.

Posted by: davidt at May 26, 2022 10:59 PM



Touché...

Posted by: Zettai at May 26, 2022 11:02 PM (/OeOS)

284 Evenin' Horde. So glad to hear the good news about Fen. Hope everyone is well.

I bought a 1911 yesterday.

Posted by: screaming in digital at May 26, 2022 11:02 PM (pkAcY)

285 I'm glad I stocked up on bourbon for the holidays. I think I'm going to start a day early.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 26, 2022 11:02 PM (VwHCD)

286 >>"They could've been shot. They could've been killed," Texas police lieutenant explains


from Great Moments In Public Relations

Posted by: DB at May 26, 2022 11:03 PM (geLO8)

287 247 >."They could've been shot. They could've been killed," Texas police lieutenant explains why law enforcement did not go into Uvalde school right away.
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In the moral calculus of the universe, which is better? A) A police officer is killed in the line of duty defending children from a spree killer, thus his children grow up fatherless? Or B) parents have to bury their children because the police were too cowardly to do their damned jobs?

Those parents would have gladly accepted A and given mad props to the family of a brave police officer who died honorably protecting and serving his community. Every day of the week and twice on Sundays.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 26, 2022 11:03 PM (K5n5d)

288 My local Deli has a 40 oz Reuben. If you finish it all in 30 minutes, (including the fries, unfortunately), it is free. If you don't finish it within the 30 minutes, it costs $49. I have seen diners try and fail. It is usually the fries that do them in. I haven't tried the challenge. My excuse is that I don't like that many fries.

Posted by: Theodore at May 26, 2022 11:03 PM (GJnvT)

289 Question For Morons Who Are Mind Readers




20 bucks same as in town.

Posted by: InCali at May 26, 2022 11:03 PM (eFvmN)

290 >> Sans mayonnaise because mayonnaise is just disgusting.


Heresy

Posted by: DB at May 26, 2022 11:04 PM (geLO8)

291 Yes, mayonnaise makes BLTs and tunafish sammiches far too moist and delcious

Posted by: 496 at May 26, 2022 11:04 PM (U1eOr)

292 I should be reluctant to rush to judgement on all police because of the actions of a few apparently Barney Fife types...
Posted by: Zettai at May 26, 2022 10:58 PM (/OeOS)

I've decided not to criticize the people on the scene, since I don't know what it was like. But it's not my job to defend them either, so I'm sittin' this one out.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2022 11:04 PM (r46W7)

293 SID, you are obviously a woman of discerning taste.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at May 26, 2022 11:04 PM (m1xvH)

294 Those little darlings had to be identified with DNA tests because they were mangled so badly by a known criminal who was allowed to buy a gun and allowed onto school property, but they could've been shot. They could've been killed.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Black family survived slavery but not welfare at May 26, 2022 11:04 PM (sIl7T)

295 My local Deli has a 40 oz Reuben. If you finish it all in 30 minutes, (including the fries, unfortunately), it is free. If you don't finish it within the 30 minutes, it costs $49. I have seen diners try and fail. It is usually the fries that do them in. I haven't tried the challenge. My excuse is that I don't like that many fries.

Posted by: Theodore at May 26, 2022 11:03 PM (GJnvT)

I would utterly destroy those fries.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 26, 2022 11:05 PM (VwHCD)

296 281 Every cop there should receive a letter of decommission and relief of duty.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 26, 2022 11:01 PM (vPDt3)

Haha! Good luck with that. No cop should ever, ever be fired, no matter what. Your hatred for these SWEETHEARTS who put on the uniform every day on YOUR behalf is just disgusting.

Posted by: Police Unions at May 26, 2022 11:05 PM (CdZ4i)

297 269

I would tend to agree, except too many times these cops piss their pants rather than do the job they were hired to do.
Holding on to your weiner rather than saving children. No.
Fucking go save some lives, you pussies!

Posted by: COMountainMarie at May 26, 2022 11:05 PM (zIMWS)

298 >The sandwich illustrations are exploded view, like patent drawings.



That's. Just. GREAT.
Now I gotta worry about my sandwich exploding.

Posted by: DB at May 26, 2022 11:05 PM (geLO8)

299 ...I bought a 1911 yesterday.

Posted by: screaming in digital at May 26, 2022 11:02 PM



Mazel tov!

Posted by: Zettai at May 26, 2022 11:05 PM (/OeOS)

300 I should be reluctant to rush to judgement on all police

*

For the record I'm not rushing to judgment on all police.

I'm definitely forming an opinion about the ones who enabled Sally, though.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Black family survived slavery but not welfare at May 26, 2022 11:05 PM (sIl7T)

301 A 40 oz Rueben would feed me and like 4 other people, LOL

Posted by: gourmand du jour at May 26, 2022 11:06 PM (jTmQV)

302 Question For Morons Who Are Mind Readers

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE WE CAN MAKE UP WHATEVER WE WANT.

Posted by: BEN ROTHLESSBERGERER at May 26, 2022 11:07 PM (llON8)

303 Those parents would have gladly accepted A and given mad props to the family of a brave police officer who died honorably protecting and serving his community. Every day of the week and twice on Sundays.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 26, 2022 11:03 PM (K5n5d)

If a police officer died in the line of duty to at least try and save those kids the entire town and populations of surrounding counties would be turning out for the funeral.

Posted by: Cow Demon at May 26, 2022 11:07 PM (CdZ4i)

304 Question For Morons Who Are Mind Readers


Two horses, one jockey and jagermeister.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 26, 2022 11:08 PM (GsQOb)

305 Last case. Guy hits a power pole, knocks some distribution lines down. They're on the ground, still energized. He's fine, but he gets out, and decides to take a piss. He does it right on the down line, and that was the end of the him.

Heh.

Posted by: Zombie Charles Darwin at May 26, 2022 11:08 PM (Xrfse)

306 Those little darlings had to be identified with DNA tests because they were mangled so badly by a known criminal who was allowed to buy a gun and allowed onto school property, but they could've been shot. They could've been killed.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Black family survived slavery but not welfare at May 26, 2022 11:04 PM (sIl7T)

We're pissed because most of us would have stormed that place and decorated the walls with that miserable prick's body parts, and we know damn well it's the left that stands in the way. The left is pissed because americans have guns. I'm thinking CWII is going to be fucking lit.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 26, 2022 11:08 PM (VwHCD)

307 Don't miss this one btw

"WATCH: Texas Police Spox on Live TV Confirmed Cops Went In for Their Own Kids During Uvalde Shooting'

https://tinyurl.com/2p9b4vsr

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Black family survived slavery but not welfare at May 26, 2022 11:08 PM (sIl7T)

308 I'm reading about the poem and in it's original form it was "I must down to the seas again" but people later added the "go" to it not knowing. I make mistakes writing sometimes and then when reviewing my brain adds words I missed. This, I guess, is the opposite of that.

Posted by: banana Dream, now 40% less explicit at May 26, 2022 11:09 PM (0fVbu)

309 SID - a month or two ago when I said I was going to drive the west to see where to move you said to holler if we went through Cheyenne/Laramie. That didn't work out but I suspect we'll be moving to Cheyenne. Probably not for 6+ months, but we're working on it.



Posted by: 496 at May 26, 2022 11:09 PM (U1eOr)

310 I tend to get a lot of things right so I don't mind making bad predictions and looking dopey - which also does happen.

The Friday afternoon document dump on this is going to be a doozy. I can smell it like apple pie on a window sill. I expect a blank or two to be filled in roundly tomorrow after 2pm and it will involve our lovely shitty fedgov. I dunno.

Maybe it's just me longing for an answer when there really is none at all. That's also possible. I try not to let emotion cloud these judgments.

Posted by: ... at May 26, 2022 11:09 PM (dscaa)

311 I recently took on 4 lbs of burger and fries. Only managed about two thirds. Great burger, I might add. I wasn't particularly hungry when I gave it a whirl, though. Next time, thought, it's mine.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at May 26, 2022 11:09 PM (m1xvH)

312 294 Those little darlings had to be identified with DNA tests because they were mangled so badly by a known criminal who was allowed to buy a gun and allowed onto school property, but they could've been shot. They could've been killed.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Black family survived slavery but not welfare at May 26, 2022 11:04 PM (sIl7T)

In a small town like that, people talk. How much you wanna bet that the cops knew all about that perp long before this?

Posted by: Cow Demon at May 26, 2022 11:10 PM (CdZ4i)

313 299 ...I bought a 1911 yesterday.

Posted by: screaming in digital at May 26, 2022 11:02 PM
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Coming up in the world from that little Sig.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 26, 2022 11:10 PM (vPDt3)

314 ..I bought a 1911 yesterday. Posted by: screaming in digital at May 26, 2022 11:02 PM (pkAcY)

Congratulations! 'ettes buying guns is ALWAYS a Good Thing!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 26, 2022 11:10 PM (QzJWU)

315 Nasty hematuria that guy holding the rail has. I've never had it quite that color.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 26, 2022 11:10 PM (ynpvh)

316 Medieval serfs didn't work less than us. But they were taxed less. True story. Us "free men" spend more time working for our overlords than serfs worked for theirs.
Posted by: 29Victor at May 26, 2022 10:27 PM (BJKQV)


Marx' theory was that profit realized by the employer was stolen from the worker instead of being sharesies between the investor in capital (business owner) and the investor by labor alone (the worker).
Good thing the Government made this real

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2022 11:11 PM (xhaym)

317 307 Don't miss this one btw

"WATCH: Texas Police Spox on Live TV Confirmed Cops Went In for Their Own Kids During Uvalde Shooting'

https://tinyurl.com/2p9b4vsr
Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Black family survived slavery but not welfare at May 26, 2022 11:08 PM (sIl7T)

"Professional courtesy" I think is the term cops use...

Posted by: Cow Demon at May 26, 2022 11:11 PM (CdZ4i)

318 199 Moki, that was very brave. Mine had been sitting on the counter for a year and a half and I still can;t figure out what I could do in it that would be less work than putting a pan on the stove or a dish in the oven. i mean, there's just me.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 26, 2022 10:41 PM (Y+l9t)


I have, not an Insta Pot, but another brand that has been sitting in the cupboard unused. However, I used to have a pressure cooker. As I recall, you can cook something like a pot roast or beef stew in an hour or even less. They cook much faster than the usual way.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 26, 2022 11:11 PM (+lVUW)

319 We're pissed because most of us would have stormed that place and decorated the walls with that miserable prick's body parts, and we know damn well it's the left that stands in the way. The left is pissed because americans have guns. I'm thinking CWII is going to be fucking lit.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division

*

I've been thinking about it all day. I'm fairly certain I'd be in my car and busting through the doors nearest to my childs room.

Although apparently that isn't necessary since the cops were taking their kids out during the shooting, so the doors weren't locked. Or maybe they were. Who knows, f*ck it, we needed an hour to go in.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Black family survived slavery but not welfare at May 26, 2022 11:11 PM (sIl7T)

320 "WATCH: Texas Police Spox on Live TV Confirmed Cops Went In for Their Own Kids During Uvalde Shooting'


I've typed and deleted it a half dozen times, but here it is...


Don't be surprised if one or more of those cops gets shot by one or more of the parents of the slain kids.


Posted by: davidt at May 26, 2022 11:12 PM (f5Veu)

321 Posted by: ... a
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I like your metaphor.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 26, 2022 11:12 PM (vPDt3)

322 and the monte cristo.
Posted by: banana Dream, now 40% less explicit at May 26, 2022 10:17 PM (QzpS1)

Oh, my absolute favorite - with a jar of grape jelly to dip each bite! Yeah, I don't eat those anymore, but I sure love them.

Posted by: Bonnie Blue - no longer playing the game at May 26, 2022 11:12 PM (9qiMu)

323 SID - a month or two ago when I said I was going to drive the west to see where to move you said to holler if we went through Cheyenne/Laramie. That didn't work out but I suspect we'll be moving to Cheyenne. Probably not for 6+ months, but we're working on it.

Posted by: 496
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Yay! I hope that works out for y'all. I love Wyoming, even my leftist college town.

Posted by: screaming in digital at May 26, 2022 11:13 PM (pkAcY)

324 Don't be surprised if one or more of those cops gets shot by one or more of the parents of the slain kids.


Posted by: davidt at May 26, 2022 11:12 PM (f5Veu)

My GAF meter will be out of batteries that day.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 26, 2022 11:13 PM (jXFZF)

325 "How much you wanna bet that the cops knew all about that perp long before this?"

The thing is, these days, that guy was not all that unusual.
They are on ticktock every day, with their pierced this and their tattooed that, and their hair color not found in nature, and the ritual scarifications, cuttings, and talking openly about how they want to do this very thing to our kids.

They are legion.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at May 26, 2022 11:13 PM (jTmQV)

326

Up at the Daily Mail now: the story of the CBP officer who, in the middle of a hair cut, secured a borrowed shotgun and answered the call to help!

Posted by: Zettai at May 26, 2022 11:14 PM (/OeOS)

327 In a small town like that, people talk. How much you wanna bet that the cops knew all about that perp long before this?
Posted by: Cow Demon

*

He got in trouble because he enjoyed shooting people with BB guns. He also had the cops called on him multiple times for domestic "disputes" with his mom.

Guns didn't do a damn thing. Every single failure is on government employees.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Black family survived slavery but not welfare at May 26, 2022 11:14 PM (sIl7T)

328 If any of you have clarification on what I have heard.

1. The local PD had in fact a BOLO (Be on the lookout) for the shooter well before he got to the school. Related to the shooting of his Grandma I will assume.

2. Were they in fact in an actual pursuit of the shooter when he crashed his truck in that drainage ditch just outside of the school and if so, why the fuck did they not engage him as he ran towards the school?

I'm asking the HORDE on this one.

Posted by: Nightwatch at May 26, 2022 11:14 PM (J00IM)

329 As we grieve for the children of Uvalde today, we must also take time to recognize that 33 years have passed since the murder of Alaskan wildlife under the knee of the Exxon Valdez. If you’re with me, we must grieve the grebes. Thank you

Posted by: Jay Inslee at May 26, 2022 11:15 PM (XG8it)

330 Can't help on the mower question. I am ASSuming the Toro has hydrostatic drive. I do know, that in tiller-steered machines, whatever the drive is, that if you have to maintain a little steering input to keep going straight ahead, you are stressing the drive, or the engine.

In other news, the clutch is out. Parts are expensive!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2022 11:15 PM (SnEoA)

331 I'm out. Had a long day.
Have a Good night all.
Sweet Dreams.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 26, 2022 11:16 PM (Y+l9t)

332 Evening, Horde.

I have a friend who's not close-minded and he's amenable to having his mind changed on things, but he's also pro-vaccine because he's done the research (but has never heard of Malone, Van Den Bosche, Berenson, etc.), so I would like to send him 3 links he can go to for a primer on why he might want to re-think his acceptance. Any reccos on the best entry-level sites?

Posted by: SFGoth at May 26, 2022 11:16 PM (KAi1n)

333 I don't know that any Uvalde area cops might or might not get shot for their perfidies.

But I'll wager a good bottle of booze that they'll be ostracized by those communities to the Nth degree, and then some.

Turnover in those agencies is about to go stratospheric, and damn well it should.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 26, 2022 11:16 PM (QzJWU)

334 When all there is this one world and life then no one is going to risk their one life in it even to save others. They will save their offspring out of animal instinct but that is it. Popular abandonment of our shared heritage and religious values has many consequences.

Posted by: banana Dream, now 40% less explicit at May 26, 2022 11:16 PM (0fVbu)

335 I like your metaphor.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 26, 2022 11:12 PM (vPDt3)

The apple pie? Weird, it was just there, I had to figure out what it was from the silhouette.

Posted by: ... at May 26, 2022 11:16 PM (dscaa)

336 2. Were they in fact in an actual pursuit of the shooter when he crashed his truck in that drainage ditch just outside of the school and if so, why the fuck did they not engage him as he ran towards the school?

**

Strangely, no one seems to be able to answer that yet. I saw where they say he was shot at and they said he had body armor, but he didn't. He was wearing a plate carrier but no armor. The cops just let him go in the school, apparently.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Black family survived slavery but not welfare at May 26, 2022 11:17 PM (sIl7T)

337 The great irony in leftists talking about Theocracy is that Islam is the system dedicated to literal theocracy. But the left won't stand for any criticism of the muslims.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2022 10:43 PM (r46W7)

When progressives oppose "theocracy" what they mean is any acknowledgement of God's Law.

They embrace the demands of demons without reservation.

Posted by: Methos at May 26, 2022 11:18 PM (kOpft)

338 Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/media

*scroll down

Posted by: kbdabear at May 26, 2022 11:18 PM (qAR6u)

339 I would start with Robert Kennedy Jr.'s book
"The Real Dr. Fauci"
$2.99 on kindle

Posted by: gourmand du jour at May 26, 2022 11:18 PM (jTmQV)

340 Coming up in the world from that little Sig.

Posted by: Braenyard
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I like big guns and I cannot lie.

Posted by: screaming in digital at May 26, 2022 11:18 PM (pkAcY)

341 Were they in fact in an actual pursuit of the shooter when he crashed his truck in that drainage ditch just outside of the school and if so, why the fuck did they not engage him as he ran towards the school?

I'm asking the HORDE on this one.
Posted by: Nightwatch

because, with the exception of the BP dude and the two others that cleared rooms with him...the rest are a bunch of slack jawed dick sucking union faggots.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (UgAdJ) - at May 26, 2022 11:18 PM (UgAdJ)

342 203 Christianity gave is modern notions of Freedom and Representative government.

Not Islam, not Confucianism, not Buddhism.
Posted by: 18-1 at May 26, 2022 10:42 PM (ESjRY

I'll make the hot take that I don't know if Christianity actually gave us those. But what it absolutely did is allow those ideas to grow, to evolve and to flourish. It didn't stamp those ideas out as a threat which is what does seem happen with the others.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 26, 2022 11:19 PM (va/gu)

343 Soviet safety posters are the gold standard in grotesque likker-related mishaps:

https://www.rbth.com/arts/330754-soviet-work-safety-posters

Everybody dies like Trotsky, baby!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 26, 2022 10:04 PM (Dc2NZ)

"Do not step on dropped Fish" is especially entertaining.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2022 11:19 PM (SnEoA)

344 322 and the monte cristo.
Posted by: banana Dream, now 40% less explicit at May 26, 2022 10:17 PM (QzpS1)

Oh, my absolute favorite - with a jar of grape jelly to dip each bite! Yeah, I don't eat those anymore, but I sure love them.

Posted by: Bonnie Blue - no longer playing the game at May 26, 2022 11:12 PM (9qiMu)

Lots of good sandwiches there. I'm in the mood for a Banh Mi from a local place here now.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 26, 2022 11:19 PM (ynpvh)

345 because, with the exception of the BP dude and the two others that cleared rooms with him...the rest are a bunch of slack jawed dick sucking union faggots.
Posted by: BifBewalski @ (UgAdJ) - at May 26, 2022 11:18 PM (UgAdJ)

Well said.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 26, 2022 11:20 PM (jXFZF)

346 I have a friend whose daughter, who was always physically healthy and is around 19, took a serious turn last June. They have diagnosed it as ulcerative colitis, and she has been in a flare ever since. She's lost 30 pounds and is now under 100.

The mom speculates that it was this guy she picked up with (now no longer with), who is controlling. Which I suppose is always possible.

She was v*xxed last May.

Posted by: ... at May 26, 2022 11:20 PM (dscaa)

347 306- We're pissed because most of us would have stormed that place and decorated the walls with that miserable prick's body parts, and we know damn well it's the left that stands in the way. The left is pissed because americans have guns. I'm thinking CWII is going to be fucking lit.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 26, 2022 11:08 PM

I keep thinking that a minimum of 80% of the people in that town probably own a gun and would have been willing to use it of allowed.

Posted by: Moonbeam at May 26, 2022 11:21 PM (rbKZ6)

348 Triggering event? Losing the phone was big to him...

Ali Bradley
@AliBradleyTV
Shooter in #Uvalde tragedy lived w/his grandparents periodically for the past few months, per his Grandpa, Roland Reyes. He says just hours before the shooting, the gunman's grandma said she was going to take him off their mobile plan-Reyes says the 18y/o was always on his phone.
12.1K views
0:05 / 0:49 twitter.com/AliBradleyTV/status/1530010289877426179
7:17 PM · May 26, 2022 from Uvalde, TX

Posted by: BetaCuck4Lyfe at May 26, 2022 11:21 PM (MFZ8i)

349 I think it all depends on if your dingaling can produce a good distance of laminar flow. You are almost always going to get some turbulence and therefore no contact but a moment of laminar and ZAP!
Posted by: banana Dream, now 40% less explicit at May 26, 2022 10:05 PM (QzpS1)

A sufficiently high voltage can jump narrow gaps, which is why spark plugs work.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2022 11:21 PM (SnEoA)

350 Could go for a meatball sammich or a bbq beef sand. right now.

Posted by: Rex B at May 26, 2022 11:21 PM (XG8it)

351 A friend of mine gave me a pack of stickers for the shop years ago. I'm sure they still make them. Some British guy IIRC, just designing them and printing them as a home business.

"WARNING: Not to be operated by f*ckwits"

"Do not stare directly into laser with remaining eye"

That sort of stuff. Lots of fun. Look very legitimate, too, so you don't catch it unless you read them.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Black family survived slavery but not welfare at May 26, 2022 11:22 PM (sIl7T)

352 I don't want to come down on all cops, because there are some very good ones out there who do actually take their job seriously. They stay thinking that one day...one day they will make a difference. There just isn't enough of them. Like I said last night, when that maniac stormed the stage at a music venue and killed dimebag darrel and a few others, the cop who was first on the scene had no fucks to give. He didn't wait for orders, or backup, he grabbed a shotgun out of the squad car, went through the back door and blew that bastard's face off. He saved a lot of lives that night. Thats a cop that gave a shit, thats a hero. Its just sad there isn't more like him.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 26, 2022 11:22 PM (VwHCD)

353 This is why I admire the Plains Indians.
When confronted with a dangerous situation, with long odds, they would say "It's a good day to die".

Posted by: gourmand du jour at May 26, 2022 11:23 PM (jTmQV)

354 >>> Oh, my absolute favorite - with a jar of grape jelly to dip each bite! Yeah, I don't eat those anymore, but I sure love them.
Posted by: Bonnie Blue - no longer playing the game at May 26, 2022 11:12 PM (9qiMu)


They are massively filling. A battered and deep-fried giant ham&swiss sandwich dusted with powdered sugar and served with fruit preserves for dipping. I gain calories just thinking about it. Very yummy. I've hardly ever completely finished one though.

Posted by: banana Dream, now 40% less explicit at May 26, 2022 11:23 PM (0fVbu)

355 348-
Yeah- I think this guy was addicted to social media and online gaming.

Posted by: Moonbeam at May 26, 2022 11:23 PM (rbKZ6)

356 353 This is why I admire the Plains Indians.
When confronted with a dangerous situation, with long odds, they would say "It's a good day to die".

Posted by: gourmand du jour at May 26, 2022 11:23 PM (jTmQV)

So native american klingons.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 26, 2022 11:24 PM (ynpvh)

357 Jesus took Moses concept that the individual was his own and put it on steroids.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 26, 2022 11:24 PM (vPDt3)

358 >>> This is why I admire the Plains Indians.
When confronted with a dangerous situation, with long odds, they would say "It's a good day to die".
Posted by: gourmand du jour at May 26, 2022 11:23 PM (jTmQV)


They got that from the klingons.

Posted by: banana Dream, now 40% less explicit at May 26, 2022 11:24 PM (0fVbu)

359 The Cuban sandwich rules them all.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 26, 2022 10:07 PM (GsQOb)

True, dat. If you don't know it, check out the Ballad of the Cuban Sandwich, by Tom Russell and Berence Whitfield. It's a great song, and a hoot.

https://youtu.be/HwpB57Jl_LU

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2022 11:25 PM (SnEoA)

360 Yay! I hope that works out for y'all. I love Wyoming, even my leftist college town.

Posted by: screaming in digital at May 26, 2022 11:13 PM (pkAcY)

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Your town is lots more conservative than mine!

Anyway, thanks. I hope it works out too.

Posted by: 496 at May 26, 2022 11:25 PM (U1eOr)

361 >Don't be surprised if one or more of those cops gets shot by one or more of the parents of the slain kids.
Posted by: davidt at May 26, 2022 11:12 PM (f5Veu)

That's a terrible thing to say.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at May 26, 2022 11:25 PM (RL9TN)

362 I don't want to come down on all cops, because there are some very good ones out there who do actually take their job seriously. They stay thinking that one day...one day they will make a difference. There just isn't enough of them. Like I said last night, when that maniac stormed the stage at a music venue and killed dimebag darrel and a few others, the cop who was first on the scene had no fucks to give. He didn't wait for orders, or backup, he grabbed a shotgun out of the squad car, went through the back door and blew that bastard's face off. He saved a lot of lives that night. Thats a cop that gave a shit, thats a hero. Its just sad there isn't more like him.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 26, 2022 11:22 PM (VwHCD)
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Agreed. One sheriff's department detective in my own community once held off a truckload of stoned, armed rednecks out in the backwoods. The detective was armed with a shotgun and balls of solid titanium. He was able to control the situation by himself until backup arrived. He also protected a victim who was slated to be murdered by those rednecks.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 26, 2022 11:26 PM (K5n5d)

363 OK, I'm not a trekkie, but I'm pretty sure the Plains Indians predated the Klingons.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at May 26, 2022 11:26 PM (jTmQV)

364 Here's a link for the Uvalde County ISD Preventive Security Measures document, posted on the UCISD Police website

https://tinyurl.com/4frsku96

It looks like their priority for physical security measures is the high school and middle school. The fence around Robb Elementary is easily climbed - as we now know. No cameras at Robb?

And here is the home page for the Robb school, FYI

https://www.ucisd.net/Domain/11

I've studied a satellite view of the Robb school and vicinity. I believe the loser went to the rear door of the rear-most building in the Robb complex. A long ways from the front office that makes lockdown and other real-time security decisions. He was not all dumb, the scumbag.

Posted by: Get on it, Wheels at May 26, 2022 11:27 PM (qhIbO)

365 363 OK, I'm not a trekkie, but I'm pretty sure the Plains Indians predated the Klingons.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at May 26, 2022 11:26 PM (jTmQV)

Kingons descended from them perhaps.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 26, 2022 11:27 PM (ynpvh)

366 The Klingons got it from the Russians.

Posted by: Chekov at May 26, 2022 11:27 PM (f5Veu)

367 >>OK, I'm not a trekkie, but I'm pretty sure the Plains Indians predated the Klingons.


and they didn't have TV either

Posted by: DB at May 26, 2022 11:27 PM (geLO8)

368 366 The Klingons got it from the Russians.

Posted by: Chekov at May 26, 2022 11:27 PM (f5Veu)

Did the Russians get it from the Mongolian Horde?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 26, 2022 11:28 PM (ynpvh)

369 Here's the menu. What are you ordering?
Posted by: WeirdDave


There are only 14 sandwiches on this chart. The "piadina romagnola" is a taco.

Posted by: ONT callbacks at May 26, 2022 11:28 PM (P1f+c)

370 363 OK, I'm not a trekkie, but I'm pretty sure the Plains Indians predated the Klingons.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at May 26, 2022 11:26 PM (jTmQV)

Kingons descended from them perhaps.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 26, 2022 11:27 PM (ynpvh)
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Weren't we discussing the mysterious disappearance of the Anasazi tribe earlier today? Could have been Klingons...Just sayin'...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 26, 2022 11:29 PM (K5n5d)

371
I've decided not to criticize the people on the scene, since I don't know what it was like. But it's not my job to defend them either, so I'm sittin' this one out.
Posted by: Tom Servo


24 hour rule
48 hour rule
72 hour rule

The facts they are a changin'

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 26, 2022 11:29 PM (63Dwl)

372 I've studied a satellite view of the Robb school and vicinity. I believe the loser went to the rear door of the rear-most building in the Robb complex. A long ways from the front office that makes lockdown and other real-time security decisions. He was not all dumb, the scumbag.

Posted by: Get on it, Wheels at May 26, 2022 11:27 PM (qhIbO)


or...maybe he was coached.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 26, 2022 11:29 PM (VwHCD)

373 Was catching up on all the threads I missed today. Uterus cereal? Really? Does it turn the milk red?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 26, 2022 11:29 PM (ynpvh)

374 >>>they would say "It's a good day to die".
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As opposed to the Comanche and Apache who would say, "It's a good day to kill and eat you".

Posted by: Braenyard at May 26, 2022 11:29 PM (vPDt3)

375 374 >>>they would say "It's a good day to die".
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As opposed to the Comanche and Apache who would say, "It's a good day to kill and eat you".

Posted by: Braenyard at May 26, 2022 11:29 PM (vPDt3)

Cannibal Bob isn't part Apache, is he?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 26, 2022 11:30 PM (ynpvh)

376 I should be reluctant to rush to judgement on all police because of the actions of a few apparently Barney Fife types...
Posted by: Zettai

All cops are not bastards just as all teachers are not hell bent on indoctrinating kids. Generalization is the cornerstone of identity politics. We need to be careful in our reactions. I have family and friends who were/are LEO. I would bet my life that every one of them would not have hesitated to rush into dangers face.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at May 26, 2022 11:30 PM (VTlqx)

377 How often are Ren Fairs held where there's absolutely no electricity or devices that didn't exist back then (and I mean anywhere on the premises)?

Posted by: SFGoth at May 26, 2022 11:30 PM (KAi1n)

378 Was catching up on all the threads I missed today. Uterus cereal? Really? Does it turn the milk red?
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 26, 2022 11:29 PM (ynpvh)
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They should add some sperm-shaped marshmallows...Then it becomes a Frankenberry clone! (which is strangely appropriate...)

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 26, 2022 11:30 PM (K5n5d)

379 Anyone who knows them (oinkers)... knows they're full of wannabes who are afraid to deploy or face an armed opponent. The way it is.

Posted by: Broken Apple at May 26, 2022 11:31 PM (I3QRX)

380 >>>they would say "It's a good day to die".


It's a good day to make the other son-of-a-bitch die.

Posted by: Patton at May 26, 2022 11:31 PM (f5Veu)

381 OK, I'm not a trekkie, but I'm pretty sure the Plains Indians predated the Klingons.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at May 26, 2022 11:26 PM (jTmQV)

Kingons descended from them perhaps.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 26, 2022 11:27 PM (ynpvh)
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Weren't we discussing the mysterious disappearance of the Anasazi tribe earlier today? Could have been Klingons...Just sayin'...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 26, 2022 11:29 PM (K5n5d)

Anything was possible during the temporal war.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 26, 2022 11:31 PM (VwHCD)

382 >>> A sufficiently high voltage can jump narrow gaps, which is why spark plugs work.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2022 11:21 PM (SnEoA)


I know but it has to want to. The path to your wiener marked by turbulent flow would be no different than any other infinite number of paths in a volume of air.

Posted by: banana Dream, now 40% less explicit at May 26, 2022 11:31 PM (0fVbu)

383 One of the worst things to be thought of is a Coward.

Those LEOs who stood around and did nothing will be known to the community and will be pariahs.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 26, 2022 11:31 PM (X9a7i)

384 378 Was catching up on all the threads I missed today. Uterus cereal? Really? Does it turn the milk red?
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 26, 2022 11:29 PM (ynpvh)
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They should add some sperm-shaped marshmallows...Then it becomes a Frankenberry clone! (which is strangely appropriate...)

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 26, 2022 11:30 PM (K5n5d)

And as the sperm marshmallows float to the top, some gay guy eating the cereal says, "Hey, who farted in my cereal?"

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 26, 2022 11:32 PM (ynpvh)

385
and they didn't have TV either


Well, we did really like F Troop.

Posted by: Chief Wild Eagle at May 26, 2022 11:33 PM (ESjRY)

386 How often are Ren Fairs held where there's absolutely no electricity or devices that didn't exist back then (and I mean anywhere on the premises)?
Posted by: SFGoth


Since Renaissance Festivals exist to sell shit, probably never. Somebody's got a credit-card-reader thing on their iPhone.

Posted by: mikeski at May 26, 2022 11:33 PM (P1f+c)

387 >> Maybe your circuit was set for ten seconds.

That's what's odd. Those automatic reclosers are sometimes called "three strikes and you're out". They will attempt to reclose three-times, with a longer wait interval in between, and then give up on the third strike.

It wasn't that, because we have those on the circuits around here. One acted normally earlier after a big lightning strike.

This was something different.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 26, 2022 11:33 PM (Mzdiz)

388 343 Soviet safety posters are the gold standard in grotesque likker-related mishaps:

https://www.rbth.com/arts/330754-soviet-work-safety-posters

Everybody dies like Trotsky, baby!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 26, 2022 10:04 PM (Dc2NZ)

"Do not step on dropped Fish" is especially entertaining.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2022 11:19 PM (SnEoA)

I liked the guy who had his head caught in between two railway cars!

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2022 11:33 PM (r46W7)

389 And as the sperm marshmallows float to the top, some gay guy eating the cereal says, "Hey, who farted in my cereal?"

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 26, 2022 11:32 PM (ynpvh)

Damn, that just ain't right. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 26, 2022 11:33 PM (VwHCD)

390 As a pre-schooler, I pissed on an electric fence. It hurt like hell!

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at May 26, 2022 11:33 PM (4OVxK)

391 The Klingons got it from the Russians.

Posted by: Chekov

Hey! Loved your work The Cherry Orchard!

Posted by: Tonypete at May 26, 2022 11:33 PM (ifHdv)

392 It seems like every day I find myself more and more embarrassed to have ever called myself a supporter of the police. Maybe a few of them are still OK, but they are in large part cowards, thugs, petty tyrants and useless sacks of shit. In this particular case, they are no better than the criminals, and deserve the same response.

Screw the Blue.

Posted by: Pennsyltucky at May 26, 2022 11:33 PM (lNHqD)

393 Did the Russians get it from the Mongolian Horde?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 26, 2022 11:28 PM



Ancient Slavonaut theorists agree!

Posted by: Zettai at May 26, 2022 11:34 PM (/OeOS)

394 382 >>> A sufficiently high voltage can jump narrow gaps, which is why spark plugs work.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2022 11:21 PM (SnEoA)


I know but it has to want to. The path to your wiener marked by turbulent flow would be no different than any other infinite number of paths in a volume of air.

Posted by: banana Dream, now 40% less explicit at May 26, 2022 11:31 PM (0fVbu)

Path of least resistance gets the most current. If that happens to be your ding dong, they it'll be cooked or worse. And yes, voltage can jump a gap. Saw an estimate once of how much voltage you need per 0.1inches in dry vs wet weather, but that was a long time ago...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 26, 2022 11:34 PM (ynpvh)

395 “Wise about Texas” is a really good podcast about Texas history by Texas appellate judge Ken Wise. Highly recommended.

Posted by: Bob Bailey at May 26, 2022 11:34 PM (2rYse)

396 It seems like every day I find myself more and more embarrassed to have ever called myself a supporter of the police.

One of thje signs of a society in decline is that those with authority and prestige will consistently live below what you would expect of them.

The cops here are a particularly sad example, but it is across the board really.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 26, 2022 11:35 PM (ESjRY)

397 I always wanted dress as a Viking and attack a Ren Fair.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 26, 2022 11:36 PM (jXFZF)

398 I've studied a lot about the Plains Indians.
And Gen. Custer.
His last words were...
"Where did all them goddam Indians come from???"

Posted by: gourmand du jour at May 26, 2022 11:37 PM (jTmQV)

399 398 I've studied a lot about the Plains Indians.
And Gen. Custer.
His last words were...
"Where did all them goddam Indians come from???"

Posted by: gourmand du jour at May 26, 2022 11:37 PM (jTmQV)

And that was recounted by one of the Indians?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 26, 2022 11:38 PM (ynpvh)

400
Those 3-strike reclosers will behave that way under a certain range of fault currents. If the current is too much, they may give up right away, and it's not likely an arcing fault that can be cleared.

One of Mrs. Duke's engineers explained a lot of this behavior to me one time. One notable incident. There was a dairy farm around here, main three phase distribution line went through their operation. They had big round bale hay fire one summer. They had a bunch of bales all stacked together, and it caught fire for some reason. They had a 3-phase bank feeding a barn on a pole that was right the middle of that fire.

Flames went way heat. That three-phase bank actually exploded. Blew the lid right off one of the units.

That caused a massive fault. Mrs. Duke's engineer said that tripped out the main breaker at the substation feeding the whole thing. He said the system saw it as a massive just about bolted three-phase fault, and just said hell, no, I'm a tripping out that whole line.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 26, 2022 11:39 PM (Mzdiz)

401 One of the signs of a society in decline is that those with authority and prestige will consistently live below what you would expect of them.
Posted by: 18-1


Stages of government involvement in anything:

Synergistic
Invisible
Ignorable
Counterproductive
Destructive

Posted by: mikeski at May 26, 2022 11:39 PM (P1f+c)

402 The "Destructive" level had a "you are here" attached, but the less-than-sign ate it.

Posted by: mikeski at May 26, 2022 11:40 PM (P1f+c)

403 Far be it from me to defend Boomers (as a Gen-X I hate all the other generations), but it wasn't "Hippie Boomers" who started the unraveling of shit back in the 60s. We can thank the "Greatest" generation, or Silents, or whatever the fark they call the ones before the Boomers. The Boomers weren't anywhere near the levers of power to make shit happen (or unhappen) on an institutional level until the late 70s. All the theory the hippies spouted was coming from older folks. Older Hollywood was eaten up with that shit.

Posted by: McLurkerson at May 26, 2022 11:40 PM (wNDOJ)

404 393 Did the Russians get it from the Mongolian Horde?
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 26, 2022 11:28 PM

Ancient Slavonaut theorists agree!
Posted by: Zettai at May 26, 2022 11:34 PM (/OeOS)

Just for fun, I tried looking up Slavonaut. DDG gave as it's first link, the city of Escondido, CA...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 26, 2022 11:41 PM (ynpvh)

405 That sort of stuff. Lots of fun. Look very legitimate, too, so you don't catch it unless you read them.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Black family survived slavery but not welfare at May 26, 2022 11:22 PM (sIl7T)


"This device cannot tell the difference between metal and flesh. Nor does it care."

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2022 11:44 PM (xhaym)

406 Ever hear cops complain about "fuckin' civies". Standing armies of thug mercenaries are bad whether you call them soldiers or police.
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I call them on this everytime I hear it.
They think of themselves as active duty military ( the only people who are NOT civilians).

Even military reservists are civilians.

IS Code Title 10 and Geneva Convention to which the US is a signatory.

Police can eat a f....g dk.

Posted by: Broken Apple at May 26, 2022 11:44 PM (NkNhl)

407 403 Far be it from me to defend Boomers (as a Gen-X I hate all the other generations), but it wasn't "Hippie Boomers" who started the unraveling of shit back in the 60s. We can thank the "Greatest" generation, or Silents, or whatever the fark they call the ones before the Boomers. The Boomers weren't anywhere near the levers of power to make shit happen (or unhappen) on an institutional level until the late 70s. All the theory the hippies spouted was coming from older folks. Older Hollywood was eaten up with that shit.
Posted by: McLurkerson at May 26, 2022 11:40 PM (wNDOJ)

If you want to point to the source of the failure, it began with the Warren Court in the 1950's, and was put on steroids with LBJ's Great Society nonsense. That's why cleaning this up is going to be so hard; we have a good 50 - 60 years of Rot to fix.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2022 11:44 PM (r46W7)

408
The dielectric breakdown voltage of dry air is around 3 kV/mm. But, under less than ideal conditions, it doesn't have to be that high. Trouble is, field strength can get higher than that around "sharp points", and start a local ionization, which then travels. This is how lightning works.

This is why about 1 MV to ground is about the limit for high voltage lines in air.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 26, 2022 11:47 PM (Mzdiz)

409 NY Times: Confiscate the guns! The police is all the protection you need!

2005 NY Times: Justices Rule Police Do Not Have a Constitutional Duty to Protect Someone https://t.co/pxopwQyqXg

The Supreme Court ruled that the police did not have a constitutional duty to protect a person from harm

Posted by: BetaCuck4Lyfe at May 26, 2022 11:47 PM (MFZ8i)

410 ¡Hola!

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at May 26, 2022 11:48 PM (Bd6X8)

411 I just watched the Texas ranger press conference again. What a stinking pile of bullshit. The spokeshole was all full of details right down to the minute until that magic hour happened and then it was we went for awards and accolades. Those shitty cops got into the building, took fire then ran outside and started calling for backup, armor, negotiators; fuck the only thing they didn't ask for was a fucking taco truck. And then for the next hour they jerked each other off, combed their hair and took hero selfies while tasering, pepper spraying and pushing terrified parents around while the shooter was still in the goddamn school killing children. Children. A pox on these bastard lives. I now believe that some of those cocksuckers ran in there grabbed their kids and hightailed it out of there. Those first responders had everything they needed to bring this to a conclusion and they chose not to. The border patrol agent that took down the shooter was wearing a fucking baseball hat and nearly took a bullet in the head; that doesn't sound like he was wearing body armor let alone driving a fucking tank. We are on our own.

Posted by: Lost In Space at May 26, 2022 11:49 PM (5hdDQ)

412 Tonight's ONT - sadness, frustration, anger even...

But! Sammiches! There's always a good side in life...
Good night good Horde. I'm hoping tomorrow night will be on the lighter side....

Posted by: COMountainMarie at May 26, 2022 11:50 PM (zIMWS)

413 Path of least resistance gets the most current. If that happens to be your ding dong, they it'll be cooked or worse. And yes, voltage can jump a gap. Saw an estimate once of how much voltage you need per 0.1inches in dry vs wet weather, but that was a long time ago...
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 26, 2022 11:34 PM (ynpvh)


But that's my point, the entire path would be no different than any other path so let's say a 6 foot arc of peepee in turbulent flow that path would be no different than any other path in a 6 foot radius sphere around the contact. You would be at an equivalent level of danger just standing there not pissing as you would be pissing. Because turbulent flow of a liquid in air conducts no better than air itself. Laminar and that all changes.

Posted by: banana Dream, now 40% less explicit at May 26, 2022 11:53 PM (0fVbu)

414 And don’t think evil people haven’t noticed the cowardice of LE. They’ll be emboldened.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 26, 2022 11:53 PM (jXFZF)

415 Pig supporters...

Ever notice that police love to laid themselves as "warriors," but cry about their opponents being armed?

Samurai never did that.

Police are cowards masquerading as heroes, for people who are forced to pay them.

Posted by: Broken Apple at May 26, 2022 11:53 PM (NkNhl)

416 I'm reading about the poem and in it's original form it was "I must down to the seas again" but people later added the "go" to it not knowing.

Damnit! That's how I learned it, but I made the mistake of looking it up and so I changed the title.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 26, 2022 11:54 PM (Ovlks)

417 With so many comments, this will likely go unnoticed:

https://bit.ly/Bonus_Linkie

Posted by: Marooned at May 26, 2022 11:56 PM (w6hJ9)

418 Path of least resistance gets the most current. If that happens to be your ding dong, they it'll be cooked or worse. And yes, voltage can jump a gap. Saw an estimate once of how much voltage you need per 0.1inches in dry vs wet weather, but that was a long time ago...
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 26, 2022 11:34 PM (ynpvh)


But that's my point, the entire path would be no different than any other path so let's say a 6 foot arc of peepee in turbulent flow that path would be no different than any other path in a 6 foot radius sphere around the contact. You would be at an equivalent level of danger just standing there not pissing as you would be pissing. Because turbulent flow of a liquid in air conducts no better than air itself. Laminar and that all changes.
Posted by: banana Dream, now 40% less explicit at May 26, 2022 11:53 PM (0fVbu)

This kind of discussion right here is what makes AoSHQ THE hangout place. You'll learn shit in spite of yourself.

And boobs!

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 26, 2022 11:58 PM (4I/2K)

419 I should have stayed away from AoS today, are the reports the cops actually rescued their own children been confirmed?

If yes, I hope their kids rat them out and denounce them.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2022 12:00 AM (nb03U)

420 Maybe it's time to start trying and executing cops who exhibit cowardice in the face of the enemy.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2022 12:00 AM (SnEoA)

421 All the theory the hippies spouted was coming from older folks. Older Hollywood was eaten up with that shit.
Posted by: McLurkerson
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See: New Dealers

Even to this day, people like AOC have been soaked in that socio-philosophy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 27, 2022 12:01 AM (tUVP/)

422 How often are Ren Fairs held where there's absolutely no electricity or devices that didn't exist back then (and I mean anywhere on the premises)?
Posted by: SFGoth at May 26, 2022 11:30 PM (KAi1n)


There is one held near Corvallis OR that barely has cell coverage, but they do use battery equipment for the PA for the jousting and some equipment.

I think they square it by claiming not to have any cases of Leprosy or Typhus either.

If you want primitive primitive go to a civil war living history or buckskinner/black powder/voyageur
meet.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2022 12:01 AM (xhaym)

423 socio-philosophy?

You mean sociopathy for power and profit?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2022 12:02 AM (nb03U)

424 >>> Well, hell, someone must have pissed on the 7200V around here. Just as I posted that, power went off for about 10 seconds or so. UPS kept the computer, router, and switches going nicely.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 26, 2022 10:43 PM (Mzdiz)


I was at work once when the power flickered then went down for a short while then came back up. It was caused because a C-130 crashed and took out some sort of substation across town.

Posted by: banana Dream, now 40% less explicit at May 27, 2022 12:03 AM (0fVbu)

425 I am reluctant to get in the details but one of the early mass school shootings occurred when my wife was student teaching at a nearby high school.

Since then, it has always been a worry. If you have kids in school, ask the decision makers if the staff can go through FASTER training. It is offerred in Ohio and Colorado.

Posted by: whig at May 27, 2022 12:03 AM (Iq9dF)

426 Medieval work
I agree with the point about thinking "9 to 5" workdays. I'm also sure they don't think about how much work isn't either 9 to 5 or automated. Spinning wheel didn't reach Europe until about 1280 or 1300, took even longer to reach the British Isles, for instance. All textiles were from handspun thread and then handwoven, then you had to sew it, most often done in each home. No food delivery kits, no cords of word ready chopped...

Posted by: Lirio100 at May 27, 2022 12:04 AM (uFOGo)

427 All of the schools I went to had classrooms with one door leading to a long hall which had exits and one end or another. Not exactly what I would think of good design if you need to empty the building of a large number of people, especially if they're mostly small children, in a hurry.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 26, 2022 10:51 PM (llON

Schools should be designed such that every classroom has 2 exits to the hallway, with panic bars on the doors, and one exit to the outdoors, with a panic bar on it. Alarm the panic bars on the routinely unused doors, sure, but never, ever block them.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2022 12:06 AM (SnEoA)

428 But that's my point, the entire path would be no different than any other path so let's say a 6 foot arc of peepee in turbulent flow that path would be no different than any other path in a 6 foot radius sphere around the contact. You would be at an equivalent level of danger just standing there not pissing as you would be pissing. Because turbulent flow of a liquid in air conducts no better than air itself. Laminar and that all changes.
Posted by: banana Dream


Sounds right, but isn't. That stream of salt-water droplets is way more conductive than air.

Consider not droplets, but just the individual water atoms that make up "humidity." With no salt. (Pure water is actually a great insulator. Water with a few ions suspended in it is not.) You bleed off static electricity in humid air. You build it up in dry air, and then get zapped when you grab a doorknob.

Though I've never tried it myself, being a city boy, my father did get zapped playing "don't whiz on the electric fence" as a kid.

Posted by: mikeski at May 27, 2022 12:06 AM (P1f+c)

429 >>>I would like to send him 3 links he can go to for a primer on why he might want to re-think his acceptance. Any reccos on the best entry-level sites?

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https://openvaers.com/covid-data

Posted by: chris+opher at May 27, 2022 12:09 AM (fEmBo)

430 where's the hambrger or hot dogs on the list?

Posted by: bigG at May 27, 2022 12:10 AM (9tuKL)

431 Another thing that pissed me off about that Texas ranger press conference is how they were so precise on a lot of details but the most critical part, the hour when the cops did nothing, was a blank spot. That's utter bullshit. The Texas rangers had a very good idea what went on in that hour by the time that press conference happened. They just buried it because they know it's bad and they needed time to go back and figure out how to public relations this into the fucking ground. That spokeshole lied to the public on something absolutely critical by omission. As for governor Abbott and his press conference where he was all praising the police, he was just saying stuff, pulled it right out of his ass, he might as well have been Nancy pelosi or Adam Schiff at that moment.

Posted by: Lost In Space at May 27, 2022 12:11 AM (5hdDQ)

432 The term "first responders" took a real hit this week, didn't it?

Posted by: Mr Gaga at May 27, 2022 12:12 AM (KiBMU)

433 and there ain't one of them that is advocating for a return to theocracy.

Not so much an actual theocracy, but a return to a general belief by the majority of people of all social classes who aren't actual lunatics and psychopaths that there is a God, He is aware of what is going on, and a fear of consequences beyond those in this world to curb behaviors to an extent. A large part of the current issues with society is the whole "look out for number one, it's all about the benjamins, do what you want to do, money is all" philosophy that has become the "smart" way to live.

Posted by: azjaeger at May 27, 2022 12:13 AM (3/XaG)

434 where's the hambrger or hot dogs on the list?
Posted by: bigG


Hamburger should replace the French taco thing.

Hot dogs are also tacos.

Posted by: ONT callbacks, again at May 27, 2022 12:14 AM (P1f+c)

435 From the world of Silicon Valley…

4000 sales force employees wrote a letter to the ceo DEMANDING he fire the NRA as a customer.

Also, Bolt, the company that went to a 4 day workweek and made a big fuss about it, 4 months ago, announced today it is laying of a third of its employees.

Lolgf.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at May 27, 2022 12:15 AM (OalnH)

436 The term "first responders" took a real hit this week, didn't it?
Posted by: Mr Gaga


The term is still accurate. Who belongs on the list of "first responders" is changing rapidly.

Posted by: mikeski at May 27, 2022 12:15 AM (P1f+c)

437 >>> This is why about 1 MV to ground is about the limit for high voltage lines in air.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 26, 2022 11:47 PM (Mzdiz)


At my university they were working on some high voltage underground transmission line and there was a mishap. Something about a sprayed insulation that didn't have enough time to cure before powering up everything. Well the result was an unbelievably loud boom, and a bright flash you could see across campus in the middle of the day. A building that was nearby had burn marks on one side from the ground to the top like an arc traveled up it to the sky. No one even got hurt.

Posted by: banana Dream, now 40% less explicit at May 27, 2022 12:16 AM (0fVbu)

438 I am going to guess someone who did not have the authority told the police to stand down, and the police officers on site obeyed

Or they took a vote and spent that hour tallying it.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2022 12:16 AM (xhaym)

439 Sorry, Italian taco thing. I didn't scroll back.

Posted by: ONT callbacks was confused at May 27, 2022 12:16 AM (P1f+c)

440 At the end of the day, the popo is just another government bureaucracy that exists to enrich itself and take no responsibilities for any fuckups.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at May 27, 2022 12:17 AM (OalnH)

441 Muffaletta is missing from the sandwich board.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 27, 2022 12:17 AM (frr40)

442 they are in large part cowards, thugs, petty tyrants and useless sacks of shit. In this particular case, they are no better than the criminals, and deserve the same response.

Screw the Blue.
Posted by: Pennsyltucky at May 26, 2022 11:33 PM


Been to Galveston, I see.

Posted by: Texican ette at May 27, 2022 12:18 AM (XQ1go)

443 Didya watch TuCa's interview with the republican mayor of Uvalde tonight.

Guy went off on a tangent all about how our side and their side need to come together to have a discussion and reach "common sense" agreement on new shit.

What a putz.

His town is stained forever from the cowardly actions of its cops.

I'm getting the feeling that the left is not on board with this take Tucker is showing on the whole thing, that we need to get every single fact so we know what happened in those twelve minutes before the killer's entry, and in the hour or so after he entered.

Let's hope those members of congress from the R party get in reporters faces demanding they pursue this line with them.

This needs to reach a bonfire level of hue and cry, to drown out the left's "do something anything" screams for gun control.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at May 27, 2022 12:20 AM (KiBMU)

444 Muffaletta is missing from the sandwich board.
Posted by: Rusty Nail


TRVTH.

Boot the croak-monsewer to make room. It's just a grilled cheese with ham, and grilled cheese is there already.

Posted by: mikeski at May 27, 2022 12:20 AM (P1f+c)

445 All the Uvalde stuff sucked up all the air, but a sad note as to the passage of Ray Liotta.

He might not've been Olivier, but he was a solid actor, all the same. Lit up the screen in Goodfellas, and like most, had a run of hits and stinkers, but never for a lack of presence.

The man could project, and it made for a larger than life presence on the screen. I don't know squat about his life and times, but his career was long, epic and not without distinction.

R.I.P. Mr. Liotta.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 27, 2022 12:21 AM (QzJWU)

446 Also, Bolt, the company that went to a 4 day workweek and made a big fuss about it, 4 months ago, announced today it is laying of a third of its employees.
--------

If a four day workweek is good, a zero day workweek has to be fantastic.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 27, 2022 12:22 AM (eR8Ul)

447 I know but it has to want to. The path to your wiener marked by turbulent flow would be no different than any other infinite number of paths in a volume of air.
Posted by: banana Dream, now 40% less explicit at May 26, 2022 11:31 PM (0fVbu)

No, there is potential difference. A charged body "sees" a body with a lesser or opposite charge, and wants to exchange electrons to balance out the difference. That's why circuits work. This happens in essentially zero time. So, if the AC on the trolley line happens to be at -660 volts relative to ground, and that first droplet of urine is at ground potential, the spark jumps to it. Now that droplet is at -660, and the spark jumps to the next. Rinse and repeat.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2022 12:23 AM (SnEoA)

448 372 I've studied a satellite view of the Robb school and vicinity. I believe the loser went to the rear door of the rear-most building in the Robb complex. A long ways from the front office that makes lockdown and other real-time security decisions. He was not all dumb, the scumbag.

Posted by: Get on it, Wheels at May 26, 2022 11:27 PM (qhIbO)


or...maybe he was coached.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 26, 2022 11:29 PM (VwHCD)


Or maybe it was the closest to where he was after the truck crashed.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - AoS Ladies' Brigade, Plucky Comic Relief at May 27, 2022 12:24 AM (SRRAx)

449 My neighbor and his girlfriend were down in Islamorada in the Keys last weekend, staying at the famous old Cheeka Lodge, and said Ray Liotta was six feet away from them in the swimming pool.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at May 27, 2022 12:24 AM (KiBMU)

450 Matthew MCCona(however it is spelled) is from Uvalde. But went to a different school. Surprisingly he has not gone full gun grab, at least none that I have heard about.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at May 27, 2022 12:25 AM (OalnH)

451 The last time I opened a gang operated air-break switch on 7200V (12470) the little lightning thingie danced and frolicked gently to-and-fro in a 12 ft. arc for about 5 seconds. Crackle and sizzle.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at May 27, 2022 12:25 AM (BP3/z)

452 I have the bile out my system over the Uvalde massacre for now. Those cops were faced with a terrifying moment and they stood down. That is a crime. I would hope if I found myself in that moment I would be able to accept the terror and then do something without regard for my well being.

Fav Sandwiches: French Dip (I prep the roll like garlic bread and then melt some gouda on it. I toss some red chile into the au jus). Ruban with the added bonus of green chilies tossed in the mix (they make all the difference). BLT/Club (same sandwich basically). And finally grilled cheese (I like extra sharp white cheddar) on sour dough.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga Moon Beams at May 27, 2022 12:27 AM (2mSQi)

453 >>> Sounds right, but isn't. That stream of salt-water droplets is way more conductive than air.

Consider not droplets, but just the individual water atoms that make up "humidity." With no salt. (Pure water is actually a great insulator. Water with a few ions suspended in it is not.) You bleed off static electricity in humid air. You build it up in dry air, and then get zapped when you grab a doorknob.

Though I've never tried it myself, being a city boy, my father did get zapped playing "don't whiz on the electric fence" as a kid.
Posted by: mikeski at May 27, 2022 12:06 AM (P1f+c)



They tested it on Mythbusters. Turbulent flow and nothing. You can only conduct through laminar flow. They could get the current to flow if they put the contact close enough that it didn't transition to turbulent flow yet. This was after revisiting the myth. So they said getting shocked by an electric fence was plausible because you could put your wiener almost on it but a street car's third rail was not because it was feet away.

Posted by: banana Dream, now 40% less explicit at May 27, 2022 12:29 AM (0fVbu)

454 It’s building. Someone is going to fucking snap.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 26, 2022 10:51 PM (jXFZF)

The SMAHHHHHHRT people think the snap is going to get them what they want.

I don't think they're very smart.

I have thought this for a while. The sort of people who hold power now hold it because society is VERY civilized and legal and financially based. They have certifications and come from the "right" families. IF they manage to destabilize things enough so that there is a snap they don't seem to realize that THEY won't be in power after. Whoever is the best at running their security will realize that they really don't have to take orders from snippy old people any more. Keep in mind that the French Revolution ended up with the Emperor Napoleon.

Posted by: azjaeger at May 27, 2022 12:30 AM (3/XaG)

455 I will add that I'm never experimenting with electricity and exploding my pecker no matter what the science shows.

Posted by: banana Dream, now 40% less explicit at May 27, 2022 12:31 AM (0fVbu)

456 Most bestest RB sandwich I ever ate is a thin sliced prime rib with mayo and a slice of Vidalia onion (purple)on toasted sourdough.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 27, 2022 12:31 AM (KATBx)

457 98 Answer to the mind reader: 25 same as in town.

Posted by: Ciampino at May 27, 2022 12:32 AM (qfLjt)

458
There were some videos of some spectacular arcing mishaps with power lines. One was indeed an air-break switch. Thing was designed not to be opened under load, it was just for isolation purposes.

Opening it with current flowing, and it would arc, even on the charging current of an unloaded line, which is what happened here. You get a few seconds of three nice little blueish whispy finger arcs dancing around as the switch is opened.

Then, the streams cross. Two of the arcs from adjacent phases touched, and boom, you have a phase to phase arc fault. The camera was saturated white from the brightness, you didn't see anything until an upstream breaker tripped it.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 27, 2022 12:34 AM (Mzdiz)

459 Daily Mail and even the Guardian seem to have better coverage of the school massacre. DM has a 4 person BORTAC tactical border patrol team that ended the murderer's life and not just one guy. The off duty border patrol guy called texted by his wife who was a teacher in the school and rushed from the barber shop to get his wife, kid, and other staff and kids out of the school using a borrowed shotgun from the barber in case the murderer came out into the hallway. DM also claims that killer creep barricaded the door of the classroom.

Posted by: whig at May 27, 2022 12:34 AM (Iq9dF)

460 A building that was nearby had burn marks on one side from the ground to the top like an arc traveled up it to the sky. No one even got hurt.
Posted by: banana Dream, now 40% less explicit at May 27, 2022 12:16 AM (0fVbu)

I was on the job at an oil lease one day, and walking across the lease to grab a sample off the shaker. I heard a loud Bang!, and a fireball about the size of a tennis ball came bouncing across the lease, missing me by twenty yards or so, and then vanished completely. Rig crew had been working on a power panel, and a 600 volt 3-phase plug with an aluminum shell (size of a beer can) had an internal short to ground. Blew a one-inch hole on the plug's shell, which gave rise to the fireball, which was a plasmoid, like ball lightning. Nobody was hurt, fortunately.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2022 12:35 AM (SnEoA)

461

Laverne Cox is a four-time Emmy-nominated actress, an Emmy-winning producer, an activist and, now, a Barbie doll.

Mattel Creations has released what it describes as a “Barbie Tribute Collection Laverne Cox Doll.” The doll, released Wednesday, is selling for $40.

Mattel highlights Cox as “the first transgender woman of color to have a leading role on a scripted TV show” and released the doll ahead of the actress’s 50th birthday. The company is also donating to TransFamilySOS, a nonprofit that works to create “a more gender-affirming and accepting community,” according to Mattel.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 27, 2022 12:36 AM (63Dwl)

462 R.I.P. Mr. Liotta. Posted Jim

He was a journeyman actor, it was job and he work hard (over 120 films/TV shows to his name). Most of his films were forgettable, but so what? He always added to production. Sort of a lessor Nichols Cage whom I also love to watch.

And then there is Goodfellas as Henry Hill. It was a perfect role for him, at perfect time in his life, in a perfect film, and oh my, did he bring it. When the accounting of life comes, if you can get out of here with one accomplishment that is transcends your time and place, well that is pretty good outcome. Yes indeed. RIP Mr. Liotta.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga Moon Beams at May 27, 2022 12:37 AM (2mSQi)

463
Here's a good one I remember: "World's largest Jacob's ladder":

https://tinyurl.com/2fvuvcrc

While that doesn't describe what happened, I remember it. There were two interruptors in series there whose job was to actually interrupt the current before the air gap opened. One of them failed, leaving only one in series, which wasn't enough to handle the voltage.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 27, 2022 12:39 AM (Mzdiz)

464 Well, Oilers win.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 27, 2022 12:40 AM (jXFZF)

465 455 azjaegar, Talleyrand the rascal said of the restored Bourbon monarchs that they had learned nothing and forgotten nothing (referring to the French Revolution and Napoleon). Sure enough, in a few decades the Bourbons were again deposed by revolt ending up with Napoleon III.

Reminds me of our elites.

Posted by: whig at May 27, 2022 12:41 AM (Iq9dF)

466 https://tinyurl.com/2fvuvcrc

While that doesn't describe what happened, I remember it. There were two interruptors in series there whose job was to actually interrupt the current before the air gap opened. One of them failed, leaving only one in series, which wasn't enough to handle the voltage.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 27, 2022 12:39 AM (Mzdiz)

That is pretty cool! Good way to refresh the ozone layer!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2022 12:42 AM (SnEoA)

467 And if it could happen [still not experimenting with Mr happy] but if it could you would constantly see arcing between power lines in the rain and massive power loss. But you don't. Because droplets of water in air are no more capable of sustaining coherent paths of electromagnetic fields than the air they're in alone.

Posted by: banana Dream, now 40% less explicit at May 27, 2022 12:42 AM (0fVbu)

468 Well, Oilers win.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 27, 2022 12:40 AM (jXFZF)

The Flames are out, then. Good thing it's nice golfing weather.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2022 12:43 AM (SnEoA)

469 Please remember, even as these 21 lives are lost, that the most important person is to remember at this time is George Floyd, a drug addicted felon, loser who crammed fentanyl up his pooter as he was being arrested for passing a counterfeit $20 bill.

Posted by: baracka at May 27, 2022 12:44 AM (jTmQV)

470
Here's a good video of the airbreak switches opening and drawing long series arcs:

https://tinyurl.com/2m5g5gjb

Let two of those little arcs touch, and boom, you've got a short circuit between two phases at least. Boom.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 27, 2022 12:44 AM (Mzdiz)

471 Yep. McDavid and Drisaitl killed them. And Kane the wife beater.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 27, 2022 12:44 AM (jXFZF)

472 And if it could happen [still not experimenting with Mr happy] but if it could you would constantly see arcing between power lines in the rain and massive power loss. But you don't. Because droplets of water in air are no more capable of sustaining coherent paths of electromagnetic fields than the air they're in alone.
Posted by: banana Dream, now 40% less explicit at May 27, 2022 12:42 AM (0fVbu)

Rain water is pretty pure, and has a scanty supply of ions to make it conductive. Piss is chock full of ions, and is very conductive. Apples and oranges.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2022 12:44 AM (SnEoA)

473 406: nope. Military Reservists are subject to the UCMJ as are the Guard. (Speaking as a Reservist.).

Posted by: Cow Demon at May 27, 2022 12:46 AM (CdZ4i)

474
Slow down that "Jacob's ladder" video. Look at the first few frames. You'll see the first interruptor just arc over. That was because the second one didn't operate properly. I couldn't handle the full voltage across it, and it just arced over.

Stop the video just in the first second and you'll see it. You'll see the little arc as the air switch starts to open, and then you'll see a flash over to the right.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 27, 2022 12:47 AM (Mzdiz)

475 Laverne Cox is a four-time Emmy-nominated actress, an Emmy-winning producer, an activist and, now, a Barbie doll.

Mattel Creations has released what it describes as a “Barbie Tribute Collection Laverne Cox Doll.” The doll, released Wednesday, is selling for $40.

Mattel highlights Cox as “the first transgender woman of color to have a leading role on a scripted TV show” and released the doll ahead of the actress’s 50th birthday. The company is also donating to TransFamilySOS, a nonprofit that works to create “a more gender-affirming and accepting community,” according to Mattel.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 27, 2022 12:36 AM (63Dwl)


Did Mattel give the doll a dick?

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - AoS Ladies' Brigade, Plucky Comic Relief at May 27, 2022 12:48 AM (SRRAx)

476 Cucks! I will never purchase a @DanielDefense
rifle ever again! (and I own a dd5v3 in California)
This is the worse decision made since S&W went all in for gun control.

Daniel Defense pulls out of NRA convention
https://t.co/VTnkNm8J5f

Posted by: BetaCuck4Lyfe at May 27, 2022 12:50 AM (MFZ8i)

477 "Did Mattel give the doll a dick?"

Bigger than yours, even!

Posted by: Mattel at May 27, 2022 12:50 AM (jTmQV)

478 Much like the old aristo class of pre WW1 Europe, our elites have been coddled and insulated for so long that they truly believe they are not like other people and have inherent superiority. They probably can't imagine that "the help" would not be cowed. If society isn't calm and regulated, it returns to the era before the elite class was founded. The man of action and charisma wins. The fop and lawyer and scion loses.

Posted by: azjaeger at May 27, 2022 12:51 AM (3/XaG)

479 Tucker and gutfeld nailed it is always. If you haven't, they have clips on YouTube.

Posted by: Shiggz (cool ranch MAGA) at May 27, 2022 12:54 AM (0SrVS)

480 Did Mattel give the doll a dick?
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - AoS Ladies' Brigade, Plucky Comic Relief at May 27, 2022 12:48 AM (SRRAx)


"Laverne Cox" is not an "actress". He is an actor, playing the role of an actress.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2022 12:55 AM (SnEoA)

481 Re your mind reader follow up question. Amazon has a giant jug of aus jus powder I recommend.

Posted by: Shiggz (cool ranch MAGA) at May 27, 2022 12:56 AM (0SrVS)

482 Did Mattel give the doll a dick

Now with kung-fu grip!

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 27, 2022 12:57 AM (KFhLj)

483 Shooting was an op. Nice to see the DPS compromised as well as all other LE.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 27, 2022 12:57 AM (jXFZF)

484 Azjaegar,
If you accept ancient greek political theory, we are in the unhappy regime of aristos that cannot restrain their own appetites for power and money. History usually has recorded the coming of a king or despot depending on the degree of upheaval and success in creating viable succession to power.

Posted by: whig at May 27, 2022 12:58 AM (Iq9dF)

485 In arcs like that is the air phase changing to plasma and the current is flowing through that as a medium?

Posted by: banana Dream, now 40% less explicit at May 27, 2022 12:59 AM (0fVbu)

486 In arcs like that is the air phase changing to plasma and the current is flowing through that as a medium?
Posted by: banana Dream, now 40% less explicit at May 27, 2022 12:59 AM (0fVbu)

That's exactly what is happening. And the arcs dance around because the EM fields are so strong they deflect the arc.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2022 01:05 AM (SnEoA)

487 The president of mattel is named Richard Dickson.

Posted by: banana Dream, now 40% less explicit at May 27, 2022 01:05 AM (0fVbu)

488 Loaded twenty sided dice have a tendency to improperly switch on Orcs, with all the unintended consequences implied therin.

Or, at least that's what Piccard said in an episode of Star Wars, right?


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 27, 2022 01:06 AM (QzJWU)

489 >> And the arcs dance around because the EM fields are so strong they deflect the arc.

Actually, it's more thermal effects causing the dancing. It's like a flame, hot ionized air trying to rise. Wind can blow 'em out. Those arcs are actually fairly low current relatively speaking. Low current arcs are blueish and purplish and whispy.

High current arcs get yellow and "bellowing" as I've heard it described.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 27, 2022 01:09 AM (Mzdiz)

490 So a guy named Richard Dickson wants to sell toy tranny Cox.

Posted by: banana Dream, now 40% less explicit at May 27, 2022 01:09 AM (0fVbu)

491 Good night, Horde! I'll have an arc in my brain if I stay up much longer.

Posted by: Theodore at May 27, 2022 01:10 AM (GJnvT)

492 I witnessed personally a type of plasma aka "ball lightning" solo camping in the mountains/desert. Probably 6 to 7k feet campsite.

Saw and heard a relatively nearby lightning strike. A few seconds later a whitish colored ball, about the size of a volleyball, throwing off smaller balls and sparks, bounced along the ground right through my camp, with a wooshing sizzling sound disappeared under my truck iirc. Always wondered what would have happened if it hit me.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 27, 2022 01:13 AM (hM2Rg)

493 Charlie Spiering
@charliespiering
NYT reporter asking if the Biden Administration would support taking back the PPP loan of the gun business in Texas who sold shooter the guns.

Karine Jean-Pierre asks him for the name of the business
1:32 PM · May 26, 2022

Posted by: BetaCuck4Lyfe at May 27, 2022 01:13 AM (MFZ8i)

494 Karine Jean-Pierre asks him for the name of the business
1:32 PM · May 26, 2022
Posted by: BetaCuck4Lyfe at May 27, 2022 01:13 AM (MFZ8i)

Bitch already knows. She wants him to say it.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 27, 2022 01:19 AM (jXFZF)

495 >>> Saw and heard a relatively nearby lightning strike. A few seconds later a whitish colored ball, about the size of a volleyball, throwing off smaller balls and sparks, bounced along the ground right through my camp, with a wooshing sizzling sound disappeared under my truck iirc. Always wondered what would have happened if it hit me.
Posted by: Common Tater at May 27, 2022 01:13 AM (hM2Rg)


Ball lightning is one of those things that people have said were myths but absolutely massive numbers of people have seen them forever. My mom said she saw it in Missouri traveling over a river. My mom was the universal skeptic from the "show me" state. I believe her. It's about like saying the aurora borealis is a myth.

Posted by: banana Dream, now 40% less explicit at May 27, 2022 01:20 AM (0fVbu)

496 >> In arcs like that is the air phase changing to plasma and the current is flowing through that as a medium?

Yes, indeed. In an arc, the air (or gas in general) has become ionized, and is now a conducting medium.

And this illustrates why opening circuits, interrupting current flow can be a problem with high voltage systems. Imagine a switch opening in slow motion. As the conductors break, a tiny little gap opens up. Current is still trying to flow. Inductance (which all circuits have), gives a little voltage kick trying to keep that current flowing. That kick is enough to ionize the air in the small gap. If there is enough energy and voltage available, it will keep going.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 27, 2022 01:20 AM (Mzdiz)

497
AC is easier to interrupt than DC, basically because the current goes through zero twice per cycle. DC is harder. Even on small, low voltage switches you'll see the AC current rating is generally twice the DC rating, and the voltage rating will be less. If they even have DC ratings.

AS crazy it may sound, this is why some universal motor tools, although they'd run fine on DC, don't have a DC rating. They don't want to put a DC rated switch for the voltage. Of course, with modern variable speed electronic controls, they wouldn't work on DC anyway.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 27, 2022 01:24 AM (Mzdiz)

498 Since the Wright Brothers' flight only lasted for 12 seconds over an empty beach, it's difficult to imagine to whom they could've delivered a piece of mail.

Posted by: mnw at May 27, 2022 01:24 AM (NLIak)

499 Tis time. I'm threatening to short out here.

Goodnite, good people.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 27, 2022 01:25 AM (KATBx)

500
Very high voltage DC transmission lines, which are in operation, I think the switching and interruption is all on the AC side. I don't think they've every come up with a reasonable economical breaker for DC current over a certain voltage.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 27, 2022 01:25 AM (Mzdiz)

501 I guess a hamburger is not a sandwich.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 27, 2022 01:26 AM (U3akT)

502 Arcing is just voltage traveling the easiest path to ground, electricity is "lazy" that way.

In the case of spark plugs, that's where we want it to arc. A good test of ignition coils back in the day was to see if the coil wire would jump 1/2" gap to ground. If yes, the ignition was judged OK to fire the spark plugs.

But ignition coils aren't designed to fire 1/2" gaps. The voltage rise could exceed the dielectric limits and burn holes in the secondary transformer windings internally. So it was something only to be done for a quick test.
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Yeah, when I tried to find out what exactly I'd witnessed, the Internet informed me ball lightning didn't exist. I'd heard of it, vaguely, and when I saw it, knew exactly what it was. What else could it have been? It was cool. I've heard stories of it going right through people's living rooms and things like that.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 27, 2022 01:27 AM (hM2Rg)

503 Ball lightning is one of those things that people have said were myths but absolutely massive numbers of people have seen them forever. My mom said she saw it in Missouri traveling over a river. My mom was the universal skeptic from the "show me" state. I believe her. It's about like saying the aurora borealis is a myth.
Posted by: banana Dream, now 40% less explicit at May 27, 2022 01:20 AM (0fVbu)

You can make plasmoids, which is what ball lightning is, in your microwave oven. Just take a birthday cake candle, set it upright on a china saucer, light it, and place it in the microwave, and zap for a couple of seconds on "high". The candle flame will become a brilliant fireball, and the microwave will buzz loudly as its circuits overload. Keep it up for too long, and you will burn out the magnetron, or blow the rectifier. Keep your finger poised on the kill button.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2022 01:28 AM (OxD/y)

504 The Flames are out, then. Good thing it's nice golfing weather.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

The joke used to be: What's red, white, and blue and plays golf in June? The Washington Capitals.

Posted by: SFGoth at May 27, 2022 01:30 AM (KAi1n)

505 The joke used to be: What's red, white, and blue and plays golf in June? The Washington Capitals.
Posted by: SFGoth at May 27, 2022 01:30 AM (KAi1n)

Guess what they did today?

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 27, 2022 01:31 AM (jXFZF)

506 >>AC is easier to interrupt than DC, basically because the current goes through zero twice per cycle. DC is harder. Even on small, low voltage switches you'll see the AC current rating is generally twice the DC rating, and the voltage rating will be less. If they even have DC ratings.

It's right there in the name. AC in an alternating current and DC is a direct current.

It will make a bigger impact than most realize. Already is.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2022 01:33 AM (ZLI7S)

507 >>> Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 27, 2022 01:20 AM (Mzdiz)


Have you seen videos by that one math guy veritasium where he argues that electricity doesn't travel in wires? He says they are merely a structure to set up fields which propagate current and potential. I don't quite catch the distinction but he tries to set up an experiment where he can show how the speed of potential buildup between two points in a circuit doesn't vary with the length of the wire connecting two points but instead by the distance between the two points.

Posted by: banana Dream, now 40% less explicit at May 27, 2022 01:33 AM (0fVbu)

508 "I witnessed personally a type of plasma aka "ball lightning" solo camping in the mountains/desert. Probably 6 to 7k feet campsite."

Made me think of Blue Oyster Cult's song "Lips in the Hills".

Posted by: SFGoth at May 27, 2022 01:35 AM (KAi1n)

509 I work with DC power frequently. I’d rather work with AC.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 27, 2022 01:36 AM (jXFZF)

510 Since the Wright Brothers' flight only lasted for 12 seconds over an empty beach, it's difficult to imagine to whom they could've delivered a piece of mail.
Posted by: mnw
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Someone at Nags Head

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 27, 2022 01:38 AM (tAjbr)

511 To this day USPS is enjoined from owning or operating aircraft.

Basically it's because there were numerous we'll publicized plane crashes in the 1930s involving mail planes. They forced them to go out in skosh weather

Posted by: Common Tater at May 27, 2022 01:41 AM (hM2Rg)

512 >> He says they are merely a structure to set up fields which propagate current and potential.

That is actually essentially correct. It's the electromagnetic field that carries the energy from source to load. The wires are just "wave guides" you might call it, that direct the fields. Now, the length of the wire is important, that latter part of your description doesn't sound right as phrased.

Of course, you need the wires -- you need the conductors to make the fields do what you want. And you're going to have to waste energy in those wires.

To fully appreciate this, you need some understanding of EM field theory, and the subset of transmission line theory. Much math is prerequisite.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 27, 2022 01:42 AM (Mzdiz)

513
Ball lightning has been confirmed. Some Chicoms actually got the real thing on tape and made some measurements.

Still aren't sure exactly what it is exactly. There are several possibilities, and the real thing might actually be more than one of those. That is, there are different types.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 27, 2022 01:43 AM (Mzdiz)

514 >>I work with DC power frequently. I’d rather work with AC.

Wise.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2022 01:44 AM (ZLI7S)

515 I've been shocked by 24 volt DC working on a pyramidal load balance/turn table under a windtunnel test section that was all run by DC stepper motors. It felt like touching a soldering iron with my hand wile having my arm torn off. No lasting damage but a burn blister on my hand and sore muscles.

I've been shocked by 120 volt AC and it felt like getting my hand hit with a hammer. I didn't know what it was at first and thought that something popped out and hit me so I decided to touch it again. It's lucky I've made it this far in life really.

Posted by: banana Dream, now 40% less explicit at May 27, 2022 01:47 AM (0fVbu)

516
I'm trying to remember, and I'm too lazy to look. Cheapo residential electrical equipment has not DC rating. Some wall switches will, but loadcenters and breakers won't.

Now, up the line in expense from loadcenter to real panelboard, I remember some of those rated 240VAC would have a 48V DC rating. To get to 250VDC rating, you'd have to use the very expensive 600VAC rated equipment, which would 250VDC rating.

That was back in the '90s when I really kept up with that stuff.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 27, 2022 01:47 AM (Mzdiz)

517
I remember the first higher voltage DC shock I got. I didn't recognize it as a shock at first. No tingle, vibration feeling. It felt just like a pinch or a puncture.

I was WTF? Then it hit me. I'm being shocked. This is what DC feels like.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 27, 2022 01:48 AM (Mzdiz)

518 I got a good look at it, whatever it was. Just a few feet from me. It looked self contained, swirling. It had some kind of mass, as it bounced along the ground in ever increasing frequency till it dissipated away. Like sparks from an arc welder, sorta kinda. Not really a solid, liquid, or more of a gas.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 27, 2022 01:50 AM (hM2Rg)

519 >>>
To fully appreciate this, you need some understanding of EM field theory, and the subset of transmission line theory. Much math is prerequisite.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 27, 2022 01:42 AM (Mzdiz)


I had much of that in 2nd year physics and my one required EE class for aero engineering. I've happily forgot all of it.

Posted by: banana Dream, now 40% less explicit at May 27, 2022 01:50 AM (0fVbu)

520 Have you seen videos by that one math guy veritasium where he argues that electricity doesn't travel in wires? He says they are merely a structure to set up fields which propagate current and potential. I don't quite catch the distinction but he tries to set up an experiment where he can show how the speed of potential buildup between two points in a circuit doesn't vary with the length of the wire connecting two points but instead by the distance between the two points.
Posted by: banana Dream, now 40% less explicit at May 27, 2022 01:33 AM (0fVbu)

A signal generator, a short wire, and a very long one, and a dual-trace oscilloscope would give you a definitive test...

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2022 01:52 AM (s1/Zw)

521 I do Central office work. Damn near everything runs on DC.

One must mindful wtf I’d going on.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 27, 2022 01:54 AM (jXFZF)

522 All right have a lovely night sleep everyone.

Posted by: banana Dream, now 40% less explicit at May 27, 2022 01:54 AM (0fVbu)

523 Did Mattel give the doll a dick?

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - AoS Ladies' Brigade, Plucky Comic Relief at May 27, 2022 12:48 AM (SRRAx)

Don't judge.

Posted by: ... at May 27, 2022 01:54 AM (dscaa)

524 Is going on.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 27, 2022 01:55 AM (jXFZF)

525 I have had tingles off 12 volt car batteries, and got a good jolt off a 24 volt system.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2022 01:56 AM (s1/Zw)

526
I'm trying to think of a good analogy to describe this, banana. We'll go with a water pipe.

Imagine you've got a water pipe, filled with water. You've got valve on one end, and a pressure source on the other, with a valve. Line is dressurized.

Turn on the pressure source. A pressure wave travels down the pipe at roughly the speed of sound, much faster than any water velocity would be in the pipe. When that pressure wave gets to the end of the pipe, water will start to flow out of your spigot, even though it's much less time for that water flow to travel from one end to the other.

It works much the same with transmission lines.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 27, 2022 01:57 AM (Mzdiz)

527 Almost midnight here, and I need to go to bed. My back is sore. Night, horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2022 01:57 AM (s1/Zw)

528 Automotive batteries are famous for very, very serious injuries to mechanics or DIYers. Not voltage per se, current. Wedding bands, and watches. Shorting to ground working around the terminals causes instant RED HOT ring, 3rd degree painful burns. One of the, if not the, main reasons to remove all jewelry before working around car batteries.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 27, 2022 01:59 AM (hM2Rg)

529 As if the Atlantic had a clue about Medieval Europe. Barbara Tuchman is a tough slog to read, particularly since she often states a thesis and then blows it up in the next sentence. She was more interested in slamming Catholicism than writing a history. She spends an inordinate amount of time explaining how Catholics prevented us from becoming the modern world, and then explaining that Catholics invented the horse collar, which revolutionized farming, and the university, from which grew the notion of science, and then blames the Scholastics for the sin of coming up with the scientific method.

She gets her dates and people correct, but really did not understand how politics and the Church interacted, nor did she bother to look beyond her treasured "enlightenment" for the roots of the science and math we use today.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at May 27, 2022 01:59 AM (LOVUx)

530 ..Turn on the pressure source. A pressure wave travels down the pipe at roughly the speed of sound, much faster than any water velocity would be in the pipe. When that pressure wave gets to the end of the pipe, water will start to flow out of your spigot, even though it's much less time for that water flow to travel from one end to the other.

It works much the same with transmission lines.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 27, 2022 01:57 AM (Mzdiz)


You have just explained why Old Men have to pee Right The FUCK NOW!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 27, 2022 02:02 AM (QzJWU)

531 Automotive batteries are famous for very, very serious injuries to mechanics or DIYers. Not voltage per se, current. Wedding bands, and watches. Shorting to ground working around the terminals causes instant RED HOT ring, 3rd degree painful burns. One of the, if not the, main reasons to remove all jewelry before working around car batteries.
Posted by: Common Tater at May 27, 2022 01:59 AM (hM2Rg)

Never wear jewelry around power.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 27, 2022 02:03 AM (jXFZF)

532 >>I do Central office work. Damn near everything runs on DC.

>>One must mindful wtf I’d going on.

Every solar array ever installed including those sitting on the roofs of homes around the world is a DC power plant many with enough energy to kill a person.

And almost nobody has any idea what's going on.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2022 02:04 AM (ZLI7S)

533
Now, when you energize a transmission line, a voltage wave propagates down it at for rough purposes the speed of light. Well, it's actuall a speed v^2 = 1/ L*C where l is the inductance per unit length and C is the shunt capacitance per unit length. That's about 80% light speed for most lines, somewhere around there, some 90% or so.

As the voltage wave starts bee-bopping down the line, a current wave starts as well. The magnitude of that current is just the voltage over the characteristic impedence of the line, which is the ratio L/C.

Now that wave propagates until it hits the load end. Suppose there is on open circuit. No steady state current should flow. Well, that voltage wave bounces back and the reflection goes back up the line to the source. A reflected current wave also bounces back.

That reflected current wave cancels out the forward current wave, and the line current goes to zero. The only net charge transferred will be that required to charge the total capacitance of the line.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 27, 2022 02:04 AM (Mzdiz)

534 Now that wave propagates until it hits the load end. Suppose there is on open circuit. No steady state current should flow. Well, that voltage wave bounces back and the reflection goes back up the line to the source. A reflected current wave also bounces back.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion


Which is how they find breaks in underground power lines. Fire a pulse down the line, and if you know the math, you know how long it will take for the pulse to come back to you. So you know how far from your end of the line to go dig a hole.

Posted by: mikeski at May 27, 2022 02:09 AM (P1f+c)

535
Now suppose that line has a near short circuit at the end. Well, when the wave gets there, the reflected waves act very differently. The reflected current wave causes the actual line current to increase greatly.

Now note what happens. THe source doesn't know what the load is until at least the time it take for a light signal to get to the load and back, to carry the information so to speak about what it needs to do. :-)

If you terminate the line with a resistance equal to the characteristic impedance, there is no reflected wave, and the same current flow as initially.

A line so terminated looks to a source as an infinite length line.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 27, 2022 02:09 AM (Mzdiz)

536 Which is how they find breaks in underground power lines. Fire a pulse down the line, and if you know the math, you know how long it will take for the pulse to come back to you. So you know how far from your end of the line to go dig a hole.
Posted by: mikeski at May 27, 2022 02:09 AM (P1f+c)

OTDR test.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 27, 2022 02:16 AM (jXFZF)

537
Every solar array ever installed including those sitting on the roofs of homes around the world is a DC power plant many with enough energy to kill a person.

And almost nobody has any idea what's going on.
Posted by: JackStraw
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What could go wrong? https://tinyurl.com/yckvksa9

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 27, 2022 02:18 AM (WUbL3)

538 Never wear jewelry around power.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 27, 2022 02:03 AM (jXFZF)

Which is why my response to a problem with electricity is to call an electrician. I'd never be seen without my jewelry. Also, electricity makes no sense.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at May 27, 2022 02:19 AM (LOVUx)

539 What could go wrong? https://tinyurl.com/yckvksa9
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 27, 2022 02:18 AM (WUbL3)

Shit tons.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 27, 2022 02:19 AM (jXFZF)

540 The net is rife with images of PV solar arrays on fire.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 27, 2022 02:21 AM (tAjbr)

541 Automotive batteries are famous for very, very serious injuries to mechanics or DIYers. Not voltage per se, current. Wedding bands, and watches. Shorting to ground working around the terminals causes instant RED HOT ring, 3rd degree painful burns. One of the, if not the, main reasons to remove all jewelry before working around car batteries.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 27, 2022 01:59 AM (hM2Rg)

I wear no jewelry for that reason. Idiots who like to play harley mechanic and wire their shit with lamp cord, bell wire, speaker wire, etc, always burn shit up, including themselves. Not gonna be me, I go in with no jewelry and cut out their entire retarded harness before they hurt themselves.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 27, 2022 02:21 AM (VwHCD)

542
Now, when add series resistance and shunt conductance (leakage), things get far more complex. Basically, your wave speed becomes frequency dependent.

Consider a piece of romex cable. That's close to twin-lead antenna wire, which is 300 ohm characteristic. You can look the actual properties and find the impedence and wave speed for romex, but twin lead will be close enough for rough purposes.

So, you throw a switch to energize a piece of romex feeding something. Say it's 240V. You'll have a transient current of just under 1A flow down that romex until the voltage waves hit the load and bounces back. :-)

This happens very, very fast, of course.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 27, 2022 02:24 AM (Mzdiz)

543 I wear no jewelry for that reason. Idiots who like to play harley mechanic and wire their shit with lamp cord, bell wire, speaker wire, etc, always burn shit up, including themselves. Not gonna be me, I go in with no jewelry and cut out their entire retarded harness before they hurt themselves.
Posted by: Berserker
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Attending an enduro event, I noted that one of the bikes had been wired using Romex.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 27, 2022 02:25 AM (okiAz)

544 also happens very fast. me to the snoozer.

Hasta la nite nite, Horde!

Jim
zzzunk New Dawn
Galvezzzton, TXzzz

Posted by: Jim at May 27, 2022 02:25 AM (QzJWU)

545 Attending an enduro event, I noted that one of the bikes had been wired using Romex.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 27, 2022 02:25 AM (okiAz)

Seen that too, and wire nuts! Frigging wire nuts. I always say, 90% of harley problems are because of their owners, the evil that men do. They piece the bike together like shit, then cap it off with the most horrendous wire job you can imagine. I take pictures of the shit, my collection is large. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 27, 2022 02:29 AM (VwHCD)

546 >>Shit tons.

Indeed.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2022 02:30 AM (ZLI7S)

547
When I was a kid, my father shorted a wrench out between the terminal of the battery. On a combine. It wouldn't start, one of the terminals was loose, and he was tightening it up.

Wrench was just long enough to touch the other post when he bore down on it, and it moved quickly.

Wrench quickly became red hot, and stuck to the terminals. He had a pry bar thing (tool to open the cylinder door on the feeder housing) and used that to pry the wrench loose. Thing was red hot, and actually bent a little as it was red hot. That wrench is still out there in the shop somewhere.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 27, 2022 02:32 AM (Mzdiz)

548 Since the Wright Brothers' flight only lasted for 12 seconds over an empty beach, it's difficult to imagine to whom they could've delivered a piece of mail.

True, but the beauty of the Postal museum is that they would have found SOMEONE waiting on the beach who just couldn't have gotten that mail any other way. Like walking for 30 seconds.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 27, 2022 02:33 AM (GpUUo)

549
Me, of course, I learned some lessons from that, and also my own work with even more dangerous electrical systems.

Any time I work on a battery like that. First I take the ground cable loose before I attempt to work on the positive side.

So, if my positive side is corroded and loose, off goes the ground lead before I attempt to mess with it.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 27, 2022 02:33 AM (Mzdiz)

550 Seen that too, and wire nuts! Frigging wire nuts. I always say, 90% of harley problems are because of their owners, the evil that men do. They piece the bike together like shit, then cap it off with the most horrendous wire job you can imagine. I take pictures of the shit, my collection is large. lol
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 27, 2022 02:29 AM (VwHCD)

Post it one night. I could use a laugh after this shifty week.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 27, 2022 02:33 AM (jXFZF)

551 Shitty week

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 27, 2022 02:34 AM (jXFZF)

552 Post it one night. I could use a laugh after this shifty week.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 27, 2022 02:33 AM (jXFZF)

If I knew how..lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 27, 2022 02:35 AM (VwHCD)

553
Seen that too, and wire nuts! Frigging wire nuts.
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You mentioned Vise-Grips the other night. I've seen cars with one or the other battery cables clamped to the post with such.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 27, 2022 02:36 AM (NZ1lp)

554 You mentioned Vise-Grips the other night. I've seen cars with one or the other battery cables clamped to the post with such.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 27, 2022 02:36 AM (NZ1lp)

Why can’t open my hood? Lol. Darwin was a fucking prophet.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 27, 2022 02:40 AM (jXFZF)

555 >> I've seen cars with one or the other battery cables clamped to the post with such.

Been there, done that. And worse. Imagine old broken down trap farm trucks and tractors. You need to get it started, right then. You do what you have to do. The difference is those who fix it right when they have the chance, vs those who let the jury-rigging stay.

Another dirty loose battery clamp trick: Drive a nail in between the post and the clamp. Imagine, highly corroded clamp bolts that won't turn for anything, and if they do, they'll wring off.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 27, 2022 02:43 AM (Mzdiz)

556 You mentioned Vise-Grips the other night. I've seen cars with one or the other battery cables clamped to the post with such.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 27, 2022 02:36 AM (NZ1lp)

yeah, until they hit a bump and the vice grips hit the hood and poof. I had a friend who broke the terminal on the cable and was going to pull that stunt. I stripped the wire and used a hose clamp on the battery terminal to get him home. Way safer, but the asshole drove it around for a week after that.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 27, 2022 02:43 AM (VwHCD)

557 Another dirty loose battery clamp trick: Drive a nail in between the post and the clamp. Imagine, highly corroded clamp bolts that won't turn for anything, and if they do, they'll wring off.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 27, 2022 02:43 AM (Mzdiz)

A small wood screw does the trick too.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 27, 2022 02:45 AM (VwHCD)

558
Batteries will explode too. In my life, I've had three of them explode. So, I've been there, and know what can happen. Some have got aggravated at me for being so meticulous about batteries. Well, I know what can happen.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 27, 2022 02:46 AM (Mzdiz)

559 For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

Newton was wicked smart.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2022 02:46 AM (ZLI7S)

560 Batteries will explode too. In my life, I've had three of them explode. So, I've been there, and know what can happen. Some have got aggravated at me for being so meticulous about batteries. Well, I know what can happen.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 27, 2022 02:46 AM (Mzdiz)

Thank god I never had that happen. Seen a lot of melted terminals though on the bikes. Dudes never check their connections, they get loose, start arcing, melt the terminal.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 27, 2022 02:49 AM (VwHCD)

561 For every idiot there is an equal an opposite outcome.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at May 27, 2022 02:49 AM (LOVUx)

562 My tinfoil hat has been pinging constantly since March 2020. I just can't shake the feeling that all of these big news events are staged...or at the very least, allowed to happen. The ruling class was so unnerved by the election of Trump in 2016 that they've gone totally scorched Earth in their reaction. As a result, they've punished us with the "pandemic", the fraudulent election of 2020, the riots, January 6, the destruction of the economy, all the way up to this sudden outbreak of mass shootings.

I suppose it's coincidental that the Buffalo event and now the school shooing check off all of the proggie talking points. For instance, in Buffalo, one of those elusive "white supremacist terrorists" finally appeared, following the preachings of Tucker Carlson and Trump by shooting up a supermarket with the dreaded AR 15. Now, a few days later, a disturbed 18 year old legally buys 2 expensive assault rifles, posts his itinerary of Facebook, and slaughters an entire 4th grade class while the cops fumble about outside. Since the background check failed and the "good guys with the guns" failed to prevent this, time to repeal the 2nd in the name of the children! It's too perfect.

Posted by: Midnight Rambler at May 27, 2022 02:53 AM (8E8Am)

563
First exploding battery. Going to Clempson Cow Collidge, junior year, I think. I'd stopped at convenience store. Got back, turned the key to start. Boom! WTF? Got to looking. Tiny little dent in the hood. Opened the hood. There was a battery with the top off, and acid everywhere.

It was the classic exploding failure mode, very rare. "Maintenance free", very hot weather. Water level drops below the plates. Battery is getting the hell charged out of it, builds up H2 and O2 from electrolysizing. Alternator voltage might have been a bit high. Who knows.

Heavy current draw upon trying to start. Spark forms between exposed plates (and why this can happen is also a bit of rare stuff going wrong), and lights off the H2. Battery blows.

That's what that was. Luckily it was contained under the hood.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 27, 2022 02:54 AM (Mzdiz)

564
Second exploding battery, well more a bursting battery followed by fire. Father and I are combining wheat. I'm maybe about 30 or so. He's in one combine, I'm in another. On these Gleaners, the battery was off to the side near the rear end, under the ladder to get to the engine on top at the rear.

I'm behind him a good bit, and I see a puff off dust, then fire at the battery area. I pull out, shut off the combine, put the thing in as high gear as I dare and take off and get him flagged down. Fire extinguisher we had thank God. Got it out.

Again, very hot conditions, maintenance free battery. Here, we surmised that the vent plugs had gotten clogged with dust. Overpressure inside due to charging. That blew out, and there was a short which got something hot and started the fire.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 27, 2022 02:58 AM (Mzdiz)

565 That's what that was. Luckily it was contained under the hood.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 27, 2022 02:54 AM (Mzdiz)

On a harley its under the rider's ass. I call them ball bombs, lol. Its only a matter of time. Dudes wire in cigarette lighters, phone chargers, trickle chargers, powered speakers, etc, and all connected to the battery. They saddle them up with too much shit.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 27, 2022 03:01 AM (VwHCD)

566
Third exploding battery. This one happened right under my ass, on a riding lawn mower. Dinky little battery right under the seat.

Battery was old, shot, and would take a charge. I jumped it off, well, with boost on a battery charger to get it started. Noticed a sulfur smell when I was trying to charge it pretty strong.

I'm mowing, and get on sort of slope. I hear a big "Whoomp!". I think I must have run over something with the mower, but I didn't see anything.

When I get through, I look and notice something looking wet under the seat. Flip it up, and see that little battery blew its top right off.

And right under my ass.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 27, 2022 03:01 AM (Mzdiz)

567 Take it apart,
And put it back together again.

Posted by: Lucky Man at May 27, 2022 03:07 AM (lIzh+)

568 Mornin'
(sips coffee)

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 27, 2022 03:07 AM (sAmhv)

569
My father had another one explode. This was "operator error". Heh. This was before I was born. He had an old '55 Ford F-500 truck. Positive ground, 6V system. Battery was dead.

So, he and a hired hand jumped it off. You can jump off a 6V with a 12V, but you're gonna charge the hell of the 6V battery.

Well, the hired hand was sort of confused about a positive ground. Just didn't compute. You guessed it, he hooked up the 6V bass ackward. When my father, on the 12V side completed the connection, well, you had a 6V and a 12V in series, shorted out.

The 6V battery just exploded. Luckily, no one was too close to it when it blew. My father never trusted that guy again to make connections.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 27, 2022 03:12 AM (Mzdiz)

570 82 Take aim, put effective shots on target while closing the distance. Make the shooter nervous. Make the shooter dead.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 26, 2022 10:18 PM (GsQOb)

In the company of a couple of other good guys, if you've got them: "Let's roll."

Posted by: m at May 27, 2022 03:19 AM (aURVT)

571 Hello, I must be going.

Posted by: Capt. Spalding at May 27, 2022 03:24 AM (XG2Fi)

572 Posted by: Lucky Man at May 27, 2022 03:07 AM (lIzh+)

-----------

Spare a score of ladies, Mac?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at May 27, 2022 03:26 AM (XG2Fi)

573 I actually heard a leftish co-worker defend the cops at the school. They were scared of the shooter because he was using the almighty AR 15. The SWAT team was hopelessly outgunned so they had to hide and wait for a more powerful backup.

Posted by: Midnight Rambler at May 27, 2022 03:27 AM (8E8Am)

574 Our dear kitty cat passed away peacefully this evening. Thank you to everyone who prayed for us yesterday.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - AoS Ladies' Brigade, Plucky Comic Relief at May 27, 2022 03:41 AM (SRRAx)

575 Sorry to read your kittuh, Theresa.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 27, 2022 03:44 AM (sAmhv)

576 I missed seeing that yesterday, Teresa. I'm so sorry. It's never easy to see our furry friends pass.

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at May 27, 2022 03:46 AM (F48lu)

577 Donnie Iris still rocks.
Abortion still sucks.

Cellarful of Noise (Samantha)
https://tinyurl.com/2p8th3ks

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 27, 2022 03:46 AM (Ckg4U)

578 Donnie Iris! The pride of Ellwood City, PA! He is still above ground. In his 70s at this point. I'd have to look it up to be sure.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 27, 2022 03:49 AM (sAmhv)

579 Haven't heard that one in ages, Slapweasel!

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at May 27, 2022 03:51 AM (F48lu)

580 Actually, Donnie Iris is pushing 80. He's 79. I was curious so I looked it up.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 27, 2022 03:52 AM (sAmhv)

581 Everything's so blurry and everyone's so fake
And everybody's empty and everything is so messed up
Preoccupied, without you I cannot live at all
My whole world surrounds you, I stumble then I crawl

Puddle of Mud (Blurry)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJJsoquu70o

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 27, 2022 03:54 AM (Ckg4U)

582 To say I love these tunes would be a tremendous understatement.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 27, 2022 03:55 AM (Ckg4U)

583 Teresa so sorry to hear that

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2022 03:59 AM (2JoB8)

584 The original Donnie Iris Kick-Ass, Good-Time Rock n' Roll

Ah, Leah!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ip9L8IvIsdQ

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 27, 2022 04:03 AM (Ckg4U)

585 "Haven't heard that one in ages, Slapweasel!"
-Posted by: My Life is Insanity at May 27, 2022 03:51 AM (F48lu)

I've got a few up my sleeve. I was a Radio Kid in the Eighties.

Much love, darlin.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 27, 2022 04:07 AM (Ckg4U)

586 >>Much love, darlin.
Posted by: Slapweasel

Ditto. Hope you and family are doing well

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at May 27, 2022 04:10 AM (F48lu)

587 How did it get to be Memorial day weekend already?

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2022 04:13 AM (2JoB8)

588 Earth is spinning faster, I am certain, Skip!

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at May 27, 2022 04:14 AM (F48lu)

589 Dad is in a 'Memory Care Facility'.

...which means a 'Home'.

It was as All-White as I could find and it is local. That may sound racist because it is. I'm sick of pretending that this hiring environment allows for Only the Best-of-the-Best in these facilities.

Dad is still my Hero.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 27, 2022 04:18 AM (Ckg4U)

590 And your mom?

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at May 27, 2022 04:22 AM (F48lu)

591 I feel that way about my dad too, and I miss him terribly. But, I'm grateful he isn't here to see my mom failing. It would've crushed him

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at May 27, 2022 04:26 AM (F48lu)

592 I still play "Guess the Word" with Mom. Her stroke has left her right side nearly numb, from the arm-up.

She still wants to talk while she eats. ...typical. You ladies can never stop yammering.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 27, 2022 04:27 AM (Ckg4U)

593 >>. ...typical. You ladies can never stop yammering.

Posted by: Slapweasel

Hey!

(I resemble that remark)

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at May 27, 2022 04:28 AM (F48lu)

594 Altho I'm not as bad as when I was a kid and my brother offered to pay me a quarter to stop talking.. (never made any money at that!)

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at May 27, 2022 04:30 AM (F48lu)

595 594 Altho I'm not as bad as when I was a kid and my brother offered to pay me a quarter to stop talking.. (never made any money at that!)
Posted by: My Life is Insanity at May 27, 2022 04:30 AM (F48lu)

Like a Chatty Cathy doll?

Posted by: m at May 27, 2022 04:31 AM (aURVT)

596 "I feel that way about my dad too, and I miss him terribly. But, I'm grateful he isn't here to see my mom failing. It would've crushed him."
-Posted by: My Life is Insanity at May 27, 2022 04:26 AM (F48lu)

Mom is happy that Dad is out of her hair. As much as I want to deny it, with all the dangerous symptoms, I am, a little, as well.

Our (Mom and mine) 'relief' comes from different places.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 27, 2022 04:31 AM (Ckg4U)

597 It might as well be Halloween for all I know.

Posted by: yep at May 27, 2022 04:31 AM (QRsW4)

598 >>Like a Chatty Cathy doll?
Posted by: m at May 27, 2022 04:31 AM (aURVT)

Lol, i had one of those...still around somewhere, her voice box wore out

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at May 27, 2022 04:33 AM (F48lu)

599 "Altho I'm not as bad as when I was a kid and my brother offered to pay me a quarter to stop talking.. (never made any money at that!)"
-Posted by: My Life is Insanity at May 27, 2022 04:30 AM (F48lu)

We've talked. You're not terrible. I have some of my mother's tendencies. I yammer, as well.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 27, 2022 04:34 AM (Ckg4U)

600 Half a league, half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

Posted by: m at May 27, 2022 04:35 AM (aURVT)

601 I don't believe I would 'yammer', should I have food falling out of my mouth due to a stroke, however.

Mom seems incorrigible.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 27, 2022 04:37 AM (Ckg4U)

602 I understand, Slap.

Good to see you! I will be fairly scarce here this weekend, lots to deal with - both work and at mom's. So I will wish you a Happy Birthday early in case I don't catch you before Monday.

Be good!

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at May 27, 2022 04:37 AM (F48lu)

603 >>We've talked. You're not terrible. I have some of my mother's tendencies. I yammer, as well.
Posted by: Slapweasel

Nah, i'd say you are engaging. *and I did say I'm not as bad as I was!

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at May 27, 2022 04:39 AM (F48lu)

604 Time to head out.

Later, all.

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at May 27, 2022 04:40 AM (F48lu)

605 Again...

Much love, My Life is Insanity.

Thank You and *Prayers-Up*.

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 27, 2022 04:41 AM (Ckg4U)

606

Roast Beef, tackling the situation
http://achewood.com/index.php?date=05132003

Off-Duty Officer, tackling the situation
UK Daily Mail
https://archive.ph/aW68Z

Posted by: zigzag at May 27, 2022 04:53 AM (anJM8)

607 Pixy pixy

Posted by: Jamaica NYC at May 27, 2022 04:58 AM (b+v9B)

608

More, "Tackling the Situation", for justice.
A remnant of my fun hours, spent at Orkut.
Once the idea is implanted,
everything reminds me of former examples.
Angle Grinder Man
https://archive.ph/0V3G1
Angle Grinder Man
https://archive.ph/ibasD

Posted by: zigzag at May 27, 2022 05:01 AM (RSMrb)

609 Toro Timecutter 4260 zero turn motor.

As you've already guessed, it sounds like a fluid viscosity issue. It's a seal unit, yes, but "sealed" is a relative term in this case. Changing the oil will require removal of the unit. The service manual for the hydrostatic can be found on the Toro website which will run you through it if you feel you have the mechanical apptitude to tackle it yourself.

If you've lost oil, well changing the seals is a bit more complicated but the how to is also there in the service manual.

Posted by: Denizen of Cunuckistan at May 27, 2022 05:02 AM (1hVI9)

610 In a small town like that, people talk. How much you wanna bet that the cops knew all about that perp long before this?
Posted by: Cow Demon at May 26, 2022 11:10 PM (CdZ4i)


I wouldn't take that bet. I told Mrs. Cop that evening that it would eventually come out that this Ramos kid had repeated contacts with the local P.D. and either they and/or the Juvenile Court didn't do sh!t. A pattern of increasing violence is going to documented for this demon.

As far as the police response, it sounds bad, but 99.9% of the media people aren't in the business of providing factual information but, rather, propounding Communist propaganda. So, right now, I just don't know what to think about that part of the incident.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 27, 2022 06:39 AM (pJWtt)

611 I went to a conference in DC once. One night we had a dinner at the postal museum! I didn't know it existed before that. They had an original stage coach that was cool. Other than that, I don't remember much except a lot of stamps.

Posted by: Biz Malarkey formerly Brass Bancroft at May 27, 2022 10:13 AM (bLySC)

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