Mid-Morning Art Thread

DDay Hoc1.jpg

Pointe du H'oc: June 6th, 1944

This is illustration, not art, but it is vitally important to remember what happened 78 years ago on the coast of northern France.

225 Rangers (Thank you RI Red for reminding me!) landed on the beach below the cliffs. After two days, only 90 were able to fight.

Why is it important to remember? Because it is an example of American Exceptionalism and our country's dedication to the founding principles. If we forget the sacrifices that these brave men...and many others throughout our history...made, then we are diminished.

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 06, 2022 09:30 AM (Zz0t1)

2 Ahhhhhhh.....

*takes drag from cigarette*

Posted by: The Margins at June 06, 2022 09:30 AM (Zz0t1)

3 First!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2022 09:30 AM (txdEq)

4 Woulda been first, but I had to change my sock.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 06, 2022 09:30 AM (h6/n7)

5 Nicely done, Sponge.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 06, 2022 09:31 AM (h6/n7)

6
Vistavision.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 06, 2022 09:32 AM (s2VJv)

7 Amen CBD

Posted by: 7man at June 06, 2022 09:32 AM (qwO6y)

8 No snark. Too solemn.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at June 06, 2022 09:32 AM (c8pZY)

9 Nicely done, Sponge.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 06, 2022 09:31 AM (h6/n7)


*fistbump*

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 06, 2022 09:32 AM (Zz0t1)

10 And not a tranny in the lot......

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 06, 2022 09:32 AM (Zz0t1)

11 And the irony

Military intelligence was wrong and the guns were not installed.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2022 09:32 AM (k6qJn)

12 by the way, there is an excellent DVD out there about WWII combat artists, "They Drew Fire."

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 06, 2022 09:32 AM (5pTK/)

13 Did they use the rainbow bullets?

Posted by: Just Wondering at June 06, 2022 09:32 AM (jYQlA)

14 My grandfather arrived about 20 days after D Day to get wounded marching to the Battle of the Bulge.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 06, 2022 09:33 AM (yrol0)

15 Rangers lead the way!

Posted by: Archer at June 06, 2022 09:33 AM (gmo/4)

16 I see there's a happy little German in the upper right corner... dead.

Posted by: 496 at June 06, 2022 09:33 AM (VJsqe)

17 An outrage!

Posted by: Klaus Schwab at June 06, 2022 09:33 AM (wgN1q)

18 If you've ever stood up there, you'd understand just how brave/deranged those Rangers were. There is little cover, and they were essentially hanging from ropes or climbing.

Godspeed, brave men.

Posted by: Brewingfrog at June 06, 2022 09:33 AM (1SP9Y)

19 And a very well-done illustration it is, too.

I seem to recall something in my casual studies of language that "oc" in Old French was the word for "yes." "Oui" was the word in the Parisian dialect, which eventually won out. So is this "Point of Yes"?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2022 09:33 AM (txdEq)

20 This is illustration, not art

==========

This assertion seems...debatable.

*walks away with explosion in background*

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at June 06, 2022 09:33 AM (LvTSG)

21 Junior high school art teacher is triggered. Literally shaking.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 06, 2022 09:33 AM (BFigT)

22 Thank you CBD. An extra-fine choice.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at June 06, 2022 09:34 AM (537E3)

23 thanks for the art, CBD. Doing the job Google refuses to do.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 06, 2022 09:34 AM (5pTK/)

24 An opposed amphib landing and then an immediate assault against a fortified, superior elevated position.

Wow.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 06, 2022 09:34 AM (ij5RJ)

25 If you've ever stood up there, you'd understand just how brave/deranged those Rangers were. There is little cover, and they were essentially hanging from ropes or climbing.

Godspeed, brave men.
Posted by: Brewingfrog at June 06, 2022 09:33 AM


How they managed that climb without their gigantic brass balls getting in the way will forever be a mystery.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 06, 2022 09:35 AM (h6/n7)

26 Woulda been first, but I had to change my sock.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState

Did you wash your foot ?

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2022 09:35 AM (arJlL)

27 *walks away with explosion in background*
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at June 06, 2022 09:33 AM (LvTSG)
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Your fascination with Michael Bay escapes me. But, to each their own.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 06, 2022 09:35 AM (5pTK/)

28 Grampa Aspirin Factory was part of the second wave. He never expected to come back. Half his company didn’t.

All for this. What a fucking joke.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 06, 2022 09:35 AM (lAyzZ)

29 You've got M-1 Garands, M-1 Carbines, Thompson SMGs, and at least one BAR on the American side.

Krauts got their Mauser KAR-98Ks and MP-40s. The handgun is hard to ID.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2022 09:36 AM (k6qJn)

30 Thank you CBD. An extra-fine choice.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions

Seconded !

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2022 09:36 AM (arJlL)

31 ---------------

Your fascination with Michael Bay escapes me. But, to each their own.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 06, 2022 09:35 AM (5pTK/)



Be careful or he'll post that Verizon FiOS commercial again.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 06, 2022 09:36 AM (Zz0t1)

32 Thanks, CBD for the art, and Thank You GOD for protecting Pappy, PFC Eromero on 6Jun44.

Posted by: Eromero at June 06, 2022 09:37 AM (gktX6)

33 RANGERS lead the way

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2022 09:37 AM (d0Qel)

34 Did you wash your foot ?
Posted by: JT at June 06, 2022 09:35 AM


We're Morons, here...not barbarians. Or the French.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 06, 2022 09:37 AM (h6/n7)

35 100 comment rule. [CBD]

Posted by: NR Pax at June 06, 2022 09:37 AM (4olE8)

36 Diminished +.

Do young minds have a vacuum where history is located in the brain? ?

Posted by: humphreyrobot at June 06, 2022 09:37 AM (rlRgM)

37 After they climbed to the top, did they give their pronouns?

Posted by: Just Wondering at June 06, 2022 09:38 AM (jYQlA)

38 Hang in a heartbeat
Told often my FiL was a D-Day vet, landed in morning on Omaha

Posted by: Skip's phone at June 06, 2022 09:38 AM (yJe3+)

39 13 Did they use the rainbow bullets?
Posted by: Just Wondering at June 06, 2022 09:32 AM (jYQlA)


When I first heard about that, my thought was "No way in Hell. Someone is making shit up."

A quick search had me grousing about the state of my Corps.

Posted by: NR Pax at June 06, 2022 09:38 AM (4olE8)

40 Did you wash your foot ?
Posted by: JT at June 06, 2022 09:35 AM

We're Morons, here...not barbarians. Or the French.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState

LOL !

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2022 09:38 AM (arJlL)

41 Dude ready to throw a grenade, dude hammering away with a Thompson, another with a BAR, and a dude with a rifle grenade. They had no fucks to give. I love this painting.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 06, 2022 09:38 AM (VwHCD)

42 Not to quibble, but the Rangers all seem pretty dry. Did many of the landing craft make it up all the way onto the beach?

Posted by: 496 at June 06, 2022 09:39 AM (VJsqe)

43 A quick search had me grousing about the state of my Corps.
Posted by: NR Pax at June 06, 2022 09:38 AM (4olE

"Uncle Sam's Misgendered Children"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 06, 2022 09:39 AM (/EuRN)

44 Thanks, CBD for the art, and Thank You GOD for protecting Pappy, PFC Eromero on 6Jun44.
Posted by: Eromero at June 06, 2022 09:37 AM (gktX6)

Amen.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 06, 2022 09:39 AM (lAyzZ)

45 The photos of bodies floating in the surf off the beaches of Normandy still bring a chill.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 06, 2022 09:39 AM (5pTK/)

46 Ace won't be able to afford coffee now with those blown margins!

I think that's from Osprey publishing -- I'd imagine a Campaigns booklet rather than a Men-at-Arms one.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at June 06, 2022 09:39 AM (yikp0)

47 The handgun is hard to ID.
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2022 09:36 AM


P-38?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 06, 2022 09:39 AM (h6/n7)

48 "Uncle Sam's Misgendered Children"
___

Heh.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 06, 2022 09:40 AM (ic6SW)

49 37 After they climbed to the top, did they give their pronouns?
Posted by: Just Wondering at June 06, 2022 09:38 AM (jYQlA)

"F*ck You Jerry/F*ck You Jerries"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 06, 2022 09:40 AM (/EuRN)

50 I've been there. What they did seems completely impossible. Remove the gear and the pillboxes and I still can't see how they did it.

Thank you, guys, we WILL get it back.

Posted by: t-bird at June 06, 2022 09:40 AM (CP91p)

51 P-38?
Posted by: RedMindBlueState

P-38, P-39. Whatever it takes.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 06, 2022 09:40 AM (ij5RJ)

52 100 comment rule. [CBD]

Posted by: Broken Apple at June 06, 2022 09:40 AM (Y59Ns)

53 Which one is Robert Wagner?

Posted by: DB at June 06, 2022 09:40 AM (geLO8)

54 Had two family members at Normandy. One a simple dog-face and Normandy was his first action The other had mustered as part of a combat engineers unit and D-Day was the last of the European amphibious invasions he participated in.

Both returned safely to the US once the shooting stopped.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2022 09:41 AM (k6qJn)

55 I think that's from Osprey publishing -- I'd imagine a Campaigns booklet rather than a Men-at-Arms one.
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at June 06, 202


***
It does look a lot like those.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2022 09:41 AM (txdEq)

56 53 Which one is Robert Wagner?
Posted by: DB at June 06, 2022 09:40 AM (geLO

Off shore, behind the camera, on a pontoon boat with Christopher Walken and Natalie Wood

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 06, 2022 09:41 AM (/EuRN)

57 Cool, Anna.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 06, 2022 09:41 AM (ic6SW)

58 Excellent.

Would Hang.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 06, 2022 09:41 AM (RQN3O)

59 Which one is Robert Wagner?
Posted by: DB at June 06, 2022 09:40 AM (geLO8



Out in the water, drowning Wood.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 06, 2022 09:42 AM (Zz0t1)

60 Off shore, behind the camera, on a pontoon boat with Christopher Walken and Natalie Wood
Posted by: Warai-otoko

Oops!

Posted by: Tonypete at June 06, 2022 09:42 AM (ij5RJ)

61 The P-38 is not only a handgun, but a fighter plane and a can opener!

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2022 09:42 AM (k6qJn)

62 One of my grandfathers was in the Pacific, and the other was in North Africa. Neither had anything to do with the European theater as far as I've ever been told.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 06, 2022 09:42 AM (/EuRN)

63 "Uncle Sam's Misgendered Children"

I'm laughing because it's the only sane answer.

Posted by: NR Pax at June 06, 2022 09:43 AM (4olE8)

64 The photos of bodies floating in the surf off the beaches of Normandy still bring a chill.
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I don't know if it was those photos or ones from the Pacific but they were released past the censors, I've read, because home-front civilians thought things were going easy and needed to be reminded that the tough part was only beginning and, I'm guessing, maybe questioning the need for wartime rationing and the like too.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at June 06, 2022 09:43 AM (yikp0)

65 Just got 2 Emails from my Command:

NOT about D-Day

About Pride Month and Juneteenth?????

I wanna cry

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2022 09:43 AM (d0Qel)

66 P-38?
Posted by: RedMindBlueState

P-38, P-39. Whatever it takes.
Posted by: Tonypete at June 06, 2022 09:40 AM


This place...

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 06, 2022 09:44 AM (h6/n7)

67 The handgun is hard to ID.
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2022


***
The U.S. troops seem to be using rifles and submachine guns for the most part. Do you mean a handgun dropped by the dead German soldier in the upper right? I can't see a pistol, but there appears to be a Schmeisser just by his right hand.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2022 09:44 AM (txdEq)

68 Just got 2 Emails from my Command:

NOT about D-Day

About Pride Month and Juneteenth?????

I wanna cry
Posted by: Nevergiveup

Captains don't cry.....

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2022 09:44 AM (arJlL)

69 I hope there were tampon dispensers at the top of that cliff.

Posted by: Summer the Marine at June 06, 2022 09:44 AM (vrz2I)

70 Condolences, NGU.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 06, 2022 09:44 AM (ic6SW)

71 "I wanna cry"

There's no crying in baseball Navy

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 06, 2022 09:45 AM (1n+EO)

72 The P-38 is not only a handgun, but a fighter plane and a can opener!
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2022 09:42 AM


I wouldn't use it on your floor or top your dessert with it, though.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 06, 2022 09:45 AM (h6/n7)

73 Och. The margins are back on line, Captain. . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2022 09:45 AM (txdEq)

74 My other grandfather was in N Africa. Followed much the same path as Muldoon’s dad.

Sigh. Dwelling on this raises my BP.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 06, 2022 09:46 AM (lAyzZ)

75 Americans are bad mother fuckers if you push enough.

Posted by: dartist at June 06, 2022 09:46 AM (+ya+t)

76 Just got 2 Emails from my Command:

NOT about D-Day

About Pride Month and Juneteenth?????

I wanna cry

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2022 09:43 AM (d0Qel)

Is fragging still a thing, because I'm thinking it should still be a thing.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 06, 2022 09:46 AM (VwHCD)

77 no no, it's art. it just so happens to be an illustration as well.

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at June 06, 2022 09:46 AM (p03vF)

78 Just got 2 Emails from my Command:

NOT about D-Day

About Pride Month and Juneteenth?????

I wanna cry
Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2022 09:43 AM


Agency conference call just mentioned D-Day. In MA. This is encouraging.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 06, 2022 09:46 AM (h6/n7)

79 Lovely artwork to depict a generation that is quickly dying off and were unabashedly in favor of saving the world from madmen. How far we have fallen since. I'd send this to my ex son-in-law who once asked why WWII soldiers and civilians were considered the greatest generation but I'm sure he's still an asshole and wouldn't understand. I know very few in my family that would give their all to save their fellow men and women as this generation did. Sad!

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at June 06, 2022 09:46 AM (2NHgQ)

80 Which one is Biden?

"I was on those cliffs with my PU-38, full banana clip, ready to go at it with those damn Koreans."

Posted by: 496 at June 06, 2022 09:47 AM (VJsqe)

81 My uncle missed D-Day, but was dropped off in France to walk into Germany sometime later. He said the winter of 1944-1945 was a cold sumbitch. At least once, they stumbled into a bombed out house in the dark and realized the next morning they had slept on the frozen bodies of German soldiers.

Posted by: huerfano at June 06, 2022 09:47 AM (MzKgG)

82 Disagree only with the first statement. Illustrations are art. The rest is spot on.

Posted by: WhiteRook45 at June 06, 2022 09:47 AM (KukD1)

83 D-Day. And a year later, Hitler got to contemplate suck starting his Luger.

Successfully, I might add.

Oh well.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 06, 2022 09:47 AM (F0YaR)

84
P-38, P-39. Whatever it takes.
Posted by: Tonypete at June 06, 2022 09:40 AM

This place...
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 06, 2022 09:44 AM (h6/n7)



DICKFAT!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 06, 2022 09:48 AM (Zz0t1)

85 83 D-Day. And a year later, Hitler got to contemplate suck starting his Luger.

Successfully, I might add.

Oh well.
Posted by: GnuBreed at June 06, 2022 09:47 AM (F0YaR)

-------
Say what you will about Hitler, but at least he killed Hitler.

Posted by: 496 at June 06, 2022 09:48 AM (VJsqe)

86 NGU

Politely email your superiors to remember the USS Rich which struck a mine off of Normandy on June 8th and sunk with the loss of 91 and 64 missing out of the 213 crew members.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2022 09:48 AM (k6qJn)

87 Thanks for this. Stories of the Pointe du H'oc have always amazed me. First, that they had the sheer guts to start out. Second, that any of them survived. This is bravery and determination off any scale.

This may not be 'fine' art but it certainly captures the physical and emotional moments.

Posted by: JTB at June 06, 2022 09:48 AM (7EjX1)

88 I got to hold a vintage Walther P-38 at the gun range once. Of course I'd always wanted one; it was the core element of the famous Special pistol on The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (A Mauser was used first, and was discarded as unreliable for shooting blanks. Plus it looked too small on screen with all the attachments that turned the gun into a carbine.) I was disappointed in the Walther, though. The grip was far too wide for my hand to hold comfortably.

A P.08 Luger, on the other hand, was perfect for my paw, and I even got to fire it. It was amazing. It seemed as though the bullets went where you pointed the gun, every time.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2022 09:49 AM (txdEq)

89 Just got 2 Emails from my Command:

NOT about D-Day

About Pride Month and Juneteenth?????

I wanna cry
Posted by: Nevergiveup

They're not gonna make ya dance The French Mistake, are they ?

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2022 09:49 AM (arJlL)

90 Wolfus, far left see the Kraut shooting down at the soldiers. He has a handgun.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2022 09:50 AM (k6qJn)

91 Notice how dry and well-lit this west- to southwest-facing (if memory serves) seaside cliff was in the early morning. I'm guessing that was not really the case, but dark, wet fog and smoke would be a pretty bad picture

Posted by: t-bird at June 06, 2022 09:50 AM (CP91p)

92 These men didn't set out to be heroes. It was thrust on them by the planners who set them on a beach into withering machine gun fire and artillery, then up a cliff because it was the only way off the beach.
They did what they had to do to survive. It left a scar on all the survivors, no doubt about it.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at June 06, 2022 09:51 AM (MFphb)

93 The fact the military is sending out fag propaganda on this date is beyond shameful. And purposeful.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 06, 2022 09:51 AM (lAyzZ)

94 DICKFAT!!!!!
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 06, 2022 09:48 AM


Oddly enough, I was laughing at that typo just yesterday as I roasted some potatoes in tasty duck fat.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 06, 2022 09:51 AM (h6/n7)

95 H'oc

Hey, use the cuspidor-a.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 06, 2022 09:51 AM (HsAzN)

96 What's even more amazing, to me, is, even after several thousand soldiers died in a pre-landing training accident, they still went.

Memory seems to think it was in the neighborhood of 3K allied soldiers who died, but, I could be wrong.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 06, 2022 09:51 AM (5pTK/)

97 Captains don't cry.....
Posted by: JT at June 06, 2022 09:44 AM (arJlL)

Big Boys dont cry

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 06, 2022 09:52 AM (yrol0)

98 "Happy" D-Day everyone...

Posted by: It's me donna at June 06, 2022 09:52 AM (bs+z0)

99 Wolfus, far left see the Kraut shooting down at the soldiers. He has a handgun.
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2022


***
Oh, the German who looks like he might topple off the cliff at any moment? Yeah, he's clearly holding a handgun, but I can't make out what it is. It seems longbarrelled, though.

The Wehrmacht used Walthers, Lugers, and probably Mausers among other makes, right?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2022 09:52 AM (txdEq)

100 Big Boys dont cry
Posted by: rhennigantx at June 06, 2022 09:52 AM (yrol0)
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It's just a silly phase you're going through.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 06, 2022 09:53 AM (5pTK/)

101 I bet they will bring back the draft because it is such a bad idea.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at June 06, 2022 09:53 AM (rlRgM)

102 Morning.

God bless those Rangers.

Posted by: Robert, still in fucking Minny-Soder at June 06, 2022 09:53 AM (xjbxI)

103 Or Operation Tiger when the Allies were practicing the amphibious landings for Normandy and a couple of German E-boats slipped in to torpedo the troop ships.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2022 09:53 AM (k6qJn)

104 97 Captains don't cry.....
Posted by: JT at June 06, 2022 09:44 AM (arJlL)

Big Boys dont cry

Boys don't cry, period.

Posted by: The Cure at June 06, 2022 09:53 AM (HsAzN)

105 I found the snipers! They're every-frickin'-where!

Posted by: American GI ascending the heights at June 06, 2022 09:53 AM (JCZqz)

106 Why are illustrations not considered art?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at June 06, 2022 09:53 AM (Tae6h)

107 Boys don't cry, period.
Posted by: The Cure at June 06, 2022 09:53 AM (HsAzN)

Except on their periods!

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 06, 2022 09:54 AM (yrol0)

108 Midway has a bunch of M5 bayonets for sale. $110 grade 2 with an M8 scabbard. Not exactly correct for the vintage of my M1 that fell out of the canoe, but close enough if really needed.

Posted by: fd at June 06, 2022 09:54 AM (vrz2I)

109 Good choice. Thank You.
I would hang this. Some people would see it and leave which would make me happy.

Posted by: Kafiroon at June 06, 2022 09:54 AM (hZuUh)

110 Word of the Normandy laandings reached VI Corps in Italy, prompting some hopeful thinking of a possible quick Nazi collapse, especially is "Joe" Stalin joined the offensive.

June 6, 1944
First news this morning was the invasion. Really sounded good. I’ll bet Gerry doesn’t last long now. The beauty of the thing is this is no small scale operation. We have enough troops and tanks and planes to move right on.
With our front cracked wide open Gerry has lots of worry on his mind. Now if “Joe” only decides to open up we’ll have the thing pretty well sewed up. Corps Arty moved again today. This time to a “villa” about a mile and a half across the river, just west of the Vatican. Nobody knows where any one else is. Everybody, it seems, has one idea in mind and that is to head north. Our leading elements are 25 miles beyond Rome. PW count is beyond all expectation. Over 2500 came in in one day. Latest VI Corps count, which is incomplete, is 8,028 as of yesterday.

Posted by: Muldoon at June 06, 2022 09:54 AM (cPDW+)

111 Almost as bad the time I got sniped at in Bosina.
Running through the mud in high heels to dive into the trench while Vice President Biden returned fire with his 50-cal.

Posted by: Hilary Clinton at June 06, 2022 09:54 AM (P7EjO)

112 Then G'nR cut it down to just "Don't Cry."

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 06, 2022 09:55 AM (HsAzN)

113 Donald Hamilton once had Matt Helm deride the Luger as "a pistol that pulls around six different corners until it gets to where the gun goes off." (Not exact quote)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2022 09:55 AM (txdEq)

114 https://tinyurl.com/5n7djcp8

Tom Lea -The Price

Graphic war painting.

Posted by: Glenn John at June 06, 2022 09:55 AM (HKku6)

115 Why are illustrations not considered art?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at June 06, 2022 09:53 AM (Tae6h)
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Well, it works like this: One starts out as an illustrator, then, somehow, one gets noticed, the price goes up, and, voila! Art.

Posted by: Zombie Norman Rockwell at June 06, 2022 09:55 AM (5pTK/)

116 So speaking of illustration versus art, when does one become the other?

Is it when you can get chicks to pose nekkid for you?

It's gotta be when you can get chicks to pose nekkid for you.

Posted by: Robert, still in fucking Minny-Soder at June 06, 2022 09:56 AM (RMNb+)

117 They need more AR15's.

Also, SCOTUS blog is a commie fever swamp.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at June 06, 2022 09:56 AM (fmt/2)

118 A P.08 Luger, on the other hand, was perfect for my paw, and I even got to fire it. It was amazing. It seemed as though the bullets went where you pointed the gun, every time.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2022 09:49 AM (txdEq)

The exact experience I had with it. It was the most instinctive pistol I ever fired. Its like it worked by mind control, like it was connected to your eyes.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 06, 2022 09:57 AM (VwHCD)

119 Big Boys dont cry

Boys don't cry, period.
Posted by: The Cure at June 06, 2022


***
I'm not a grup,
So don't forget it!
It's just a silly phase I'm going through --

Posted by: Oldest Kid on the "Miri" planet at June 06, 2022 09:57 AM (txdEq)

120 Great choice, CBD!

Posted by: redridinghood at June 06, 2022 09:57 AM (NpAcC)

121 Captains don't cry
And Majors don't rock & roll

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at June 06, 2022 09:58 AM (yikp0)

122 Looks like the nazis on the left are about to get smoked by that one Ranger.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 06, 2022 09:58 AM (VwHCD)

123 A P.08 Luger, on the other hand, was perfect for my paw, and I even got to fire it. It was amazing. It seemed as though the bullets went where you pointed the gun, every time.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2022
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The exact experience I had with it. It was the most instinctive pistol I ever fired. Its like it worked by mind control, like it was connected to your eyes.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 06, 2022


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That's an even better description. I lined up the sights, yes, but it almost seemed as if I didn't need to.

Posted by: Oldest Kid on the at June 06, 2022 09:58 AM (txdEq)

124 Update on Junior's summer homeschool efforts:

Today is Day 1, and it seems to be going really well. His first task was just to read whatever he wanted (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), except that I handed him a dictionary, a composition book, and a pencil and told him to write down the words and first definitions of any words he didn't know.

Second task is straight up copywriting. I handed him The Hobbit and told him to copy out the first two songs (the break the plates song, and Misty Mountains Old), and he's down there practically singing the broken plates song as he copies it out.

I hope this can keep up. Next will be history, and he chose (out of Washington, Lincoln, and Napoleon), to read about Lincoln. He'll read for a bit, and then do some copywriting around that as well (the Gettysburg Address, of course).

Then, science. He picked a book about the history of space travel.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at June 06, 2022 09:59 AM (LvTSG)

125 Why are illustrations not considered art?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at June 06, 2022 09:53 AM (Tae6h)

Well if you ask me it's all "art" but there are clear differences between low, middle and high art.

For example, I'm a fan of comic art. So much great stuff! No way in hell you can confuse it with Rembrandt. That's a whole 'nother level.

Posted by: Robert, still in fucking Minny-Soder at June 06, 2022 09:59 AM (CsBL2)

126 Those Rangers wouldn’t have stood around while school kids got slaughtered.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at June 06, 2022 09:59 AM (Tae6h)

127 So Joe is gonna be on Jimmy Kimmel this week... LOl... Two losers

Posted by: It's me donna at June 06, 2022 10:00 AM (bs+z0)

128 Cool, thanks.
Posted by: Mainah at June 06, 2022 09:18 AM (B+qrE)

Mainah, to follow up from the morning thread, I did manage a drive into Lusaka, which is the capital. It's like you'd expect in a third world city. crowded, dirty, beggars and people selling things at every stoplight. but i saw KFC and starbucks on my drive in. everyone spoke english, and i think they were generally happy. like i said before, next trip, i'll plan some vacation time to go see victoria falls and a couple days on a safari.

you considering going that way?

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at June 06, 2022 10:01 AM (p03vF)

129 So Joe is gonna be on Jimmy Kimmel this week... LOl... Two losers
Posted by: It's me donna at June 06, 2022


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His staff must be terrified that F. Joe will make a true spectacle of himself in some fashion. But the show is taped (right?), so anything embarrassing can be cut out.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2022 10:01 AM (txdEq)

130 And the seals will clap and cheer for Plugs on Kimmel. They’ll be screening the audience.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 06, 2022 10:01 AM (lAyzZ)

131 "Happy" D-Day everyone...
Posted by: It's me donna

Backatcha, YouDonna !

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2022 10:01 AM (arJlL)

132 Thanks Muldoon !

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2022 10:02 AM (arJlL)

133 Those Rangers wouldn’t have stood around while school kids got slaughtered.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at June 06, 2022 09:59 AM (Tae6h)

No, they would not. In fact, my guess is that they would have breached that door so fast it would have saved many of those children.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 06, 2022 10:02 AM (XIJ/X)

134 So is SCOTUS supposed to release the abortion ruling today ?

Posted by: It's me donna at June 06, 2022 10:02 AM (bs+z0)

135 So Joe is gonna be on Jimmy Kimmel this week... LOl... Two losers
Posted by: It's me donna at June 06, 2022 10:00 AM (bs+z0)
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A loser no one respects is going to interview a loser no one respects.

I don't think the Junta has really thought this one through.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 06, 2022 10:03 AM (5pTK/)

136 Illustration not art?

Baloney.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at June 06, 2022 10:03 AM (mrjgR)

137 So is SCOTUS supposed to release the abortion ruling today?
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The Longest Day

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at June 06, 2022 10:03 AM (yikp0)

138 A loser no one respects is going to interview a loser no one respects.

I don't think the Junta has really thought this one through.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 06, 2022 10:03 AM (5pTK/

I'd love to see him on Gutfeld...

Posted by: It's me donna at June 06, 2022 10:03 AM (bs+z0)

139 I don't think the Junta has really thought this one through.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 06, 2022


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When do they ever?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2022 10:03 AM (txdEq)

140 So I go to the bookshelves and pull out Bill Mauldin's The Brass Ring and open to a random page.

"Some of the best Willie and Joe material I picked up was from listening to infantry partners who were personally incompatible or even hostile to each other, but who worked well as a team on patrols or when taking towns, and so clung together like sick kittens on a hot brick. To hell with personalities - they wanted to get home alive."

pg 278.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2022 10:03 AM (k6qJn)

141 >>134 So is SCOTUS supposed to release the abortion ruling today ?
Posted by: It's me donna

Could be.

They have to release opinions on avg 1.26 per day until the end of month to meet the deadline.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at June 06, 2022 10:04 AM (fmt/2)

142 So is SCOTUS supposed to release the abortion ruling today ?
Posted by: It's me donna at June 06, 2022 10:02 AM (bs+z0)
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And, just like that, D Day is rediscovered by the press, and, not in a good way.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 06, 2022 10:04 AM (5pTK/)

143 So is SCOTUS supposed to release the abortion ruling today ?
Posted by: It's me donna at June 06, 2022 10:02 AM (bs+z0)

We switched Dobbs with a steamy Harlequinn Romance. Let's see if anyone notices.

Posted by: John Roberts at June 06, 2022 10:05 AM (CsBL2)

144 hey y'all

Posted by: Nearsighted Cyclopes at June 06, 2022 10:06 AM (4TZI4)

145 So is SCOTUS supposed to release the abortion ruling today ?
Posted by: It's me donna at June 06, 2022 10:02 AM (bs+z0)
******
Possibly, but they have until Thursday, June 30th.

Posted by: redridinghood at June 06, 2022 10:06 AM (NpAcC)

146 So I go to the bookshelves and pull out Bill Mauldin's The Brass Ring and open to a random page.

"Some of the best Willie and Joe material I picked up was from listening to infantry partners who were personally incompatible or even hostile to each other, but who worked well as a team on patrols or when taking towns, and so clung together like sick kittens on a hot brick. To hell with personalities - they wanted to get home alive."

pg 278.
Posted by: Anna Puma

Nice !

Thanks !

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2022 10:06 AM (arJlL)

147 I like the story (assuming it’s true) about how Churchill wanted to tag along with the Normandy landings, and Ike had to go to the King to ask him to order Churchill to stay in Britain.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at June 06, 2022 10:06 AM (Tae6h)

148

Thank you CBD for remembering D-Day. Unlike certain other cobs...

Posted by: Just Sayin at June 06, 2022 10:06 AM (dOwqX)

149 "so clung together like sick kittens on a hot brick"

Er, wut?

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at June 06, 2022 10:06 AM (906pl)

150 . I lined up the sights, yes, but it almost seemed as if I didn't need to.

SEE? GUNZ SHOOT ALL BY THEMSELVES!!

Posted by: Jimmy Kumfunnel at June 06, 2022 10:07 AM (mrjgR)

151 hey y'all
Posted by: Nearsighted Cyclopes

Hiya Cy !

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2022 10:07 AM (arJlL)

152 Is Joe going to break out a story about his experience as a talk show host when he's a Kimmel?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of thchickens at June 06, 2022 10:07 AM (eGTCV)

153 Then, science. He picked a book about the history of space travel.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at June 06, 2022 09:59 AM (LvTSG)

Should have picked something that would have allowed him to play God like Frankenstein.

Posted by: Robert, still in fucking Minny-Soder at June 06, 2022 10:07 AM (sbP6r)

154 Mainah, to follow up from the morning thread, I did manage a drive into Lusaka, which is the capital. It's like you'd expect in a third world city. crowded, dirty, beggars and people selling things at every stoplight. but i saw KFC and starbucks on my drive in. everyone spoke english, and i think they were generally happy. like i said before, next trip, i'll plan some vacation time to go see victoria falls and a couple days on a safari.

you considering going that way?
Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at June 06, 2022 10:01 AM (p03vF)

Thanks for the additional info. Yeah, possibly, but not until next summer. Lusaka is a one of a couple southern Africa locations on my list.

Posted by: Mainah at June 06, 2022 10:07 AM (B+qrE)

155 149 "so clung together like sick kittens on a hot brick"

He turned that phrase so hard it rolled over.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 06, 2022 10:07 AM (HsAzN)

156 The big one for me is the NYSRpa vs Bruen

Posted by: Maj. Healey at June 06, 2022 10:08 AM (fmt/2)

157 153 Then, science. He picked a book about the history of space travel.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at June 06, 2022 09:59 AM (LvTSG)

Should have picked something that would have allowed him to play God like Frankenstein.
Posted by: Robert, still in fucking Minny-Soder at June 06, 2022 10:07 AM (sbP6r)

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"Baby's First Brain Chemistry Experiments"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at June 06, 2022 10:08 AM (LvTSG)

158 I hope this can keep up. Next will be history, and he chose (out of Washington, Lincoln, and Napoleon), to read about Lincoln. He'll read for a bit, and then do some copywriting around that as well (the Gettysburg Address, of course).

Then, science. He picked a book about the history of space travel.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at June 06, 2022 09:59 AM (LvTSG)
*****
Today is also a good day to discuss D Day and the importance of remembering it.

Posted by: redridinghood at June 06, 2022 10:08 AM (NpAcC)

159 Is Joe going to break out a story about his experience as a talk show host when he's a Kimmel?
Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of thchickens at June 06, 2022 10:07 AM (eGTCV)
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I'm sure Joe will regale Kimmel with stories of the time he spent palling around with Johnny Carson.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 06, 2022 10:08 AM (5pTK/)

160 Is Joe going to break out a story about his experience as a talk show host when he's a Kimmel?
Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of thchickens at June 06, 2022 10:07 AM (eGTCV)

Holy shit! I can see Ole Slow Joe claiming he introduced The Beatles to America.

Posted by: Robert, still in fucking Minny-Soder at June 06, 2022 10:09 AM (sbP6r)

161 >>Is Joe going to break out a story about his experience as a talk show host when he's a Kimmel?


he'll talk about that time he subbed for Johnny

Posted by: DB at June 06, 2022 10:09 AM (geLO8)

162 well who would have thunk that??

Results from this study strongly suggest that mask mandates actually caused about 1.5 times the number of deaths or ∼50% more deaths compared to no mask mandates.”

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 06, 2022 10:09 AM (yrol0)

163 Happy birthday to me!
Happy birthday to me!
Happy birthday, dear me!
Happy birthday to me!

Posted by: zombie General der Artillerie Erich Marcks at June 06, 2022 10:10 AM (yikp0)

164 Donald Hamilton once had Matt Helm deride the Luger as "a pistol that pulls around six different corners until it gets to where the gun goes off." (Not exact quote)
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2022 09:55 AM (txdEq)

German mechanical engineering at its finest. Never use a three bar mechanism when a five bar will do. Or even a seven.

Posted by: Fox2! at June 06, 2022 10:10 AM (qyH+l)

165 All those Marines, and not a single rainbow flag on their helmets. How did we ever manage?

Posted by: red speck at June 06, 2022 10:10 AM (gS3OW)

166 162 well who would have thunk that??

Results from this study strongly suggest that mask mandates actually caused about 1.5 times the number of deaths or ∼50% more deaths compared to no mask mandates.”
Posted by: rhennigantx at June 06, 2022 10:09 AM (yrol0)

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Oh, good. My mask caught the water droplet full of covid. Now it will sit there a millimeter from my nose for the next seven hours, doing nothing and never moving even though I'm breathing through the fabric the entire time. Also, just think of all the stuff my body's exhaling and just getting trapped a millimeter from my mouth that I'm constantly breathing back in.

It's the only way to be safe.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at June 06, 2022 10:10 AM (LvTSG)

167 What's going on with Brandon's legal challenge of the dropping of the federal travel mask mandate? Or is he quietly letting the challenge die. I mean, that would be the smart thing to do, but Brandon...

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 06, 2022 10:11 AM (HsAzN)

168 "Baby's First Brain Chemistry Experiments"
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at June 06, 2022 10:08 AM (LvTSG)

"Son, take those electrodes out of your mother's brain RIGHT NOW!"

Posted by: Robert, still in fucking Minny-Soder at June 06, 2022 10:11 AM (Phfav)

169 My Green New Deal is pretty much the same.

Posted by: AOC at June 06, 2022 10:11 AM (Go9h8)

170 Would/might hang.

In a boy's bedroom.

Along with stuff like sailing ships in battle. Also stuff like cowboys, Indians hunting buffalo and the like.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 06, 2022 10:12 AM (5NkmN)

171 This is illustration, not art, b

all illustration is art

*if you understood and appreciated all the studio work that goes into the creation of a good illustrator, you'd understand*

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2022 10:12 AM (DJFLF)

172 JJ - since you asked me to weigh in...

That AmGreat article is flawed. He is comparing apples to oranges.

He shows national results from one polling series then compares them to state polling series from other firms. He doesn't use results from the same firm using same methodology.

If you use Baris polling as a baseline (same firm/methodology) Trump leads Biden in a theoretical 2024 matchup 46-40, Walker leads Warnock 44-40, and Republicans have a 4-5 point preference over Dems nationally.

Any polling out of PA is suspect right now because they are the typical Dem leading polls.

That article is pretty much garbage, author doesn't understand polling.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 06, 2022 10:12 AM (1NHUw)

173 German mechanical engineering at its finest. Never use a three bar mechanism when a five bar will do. Or even a seven.
Posted by: Fox2! at June 06, 2022


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Multiple redundancies!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2022 10:13 AM (txdEq)

174 All those Marines, and not a single rainbow flag on their helmets. How did we ever manage?
Posted by: red speck
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Soldiers.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 06, 2022 10:13 AM (ic6SW)

175 All those Marines, and not a single rainbow flag on their helmets. How did we ever manage?
Posted by: red speck
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*cough*

Marines?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, former ground-pounder at June 06, 2022 10:13 AM (Go9h8)

176 172 That article is pretty much garbage, author doesn't understand polling.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 06, 2022 10:12 AM (1NHUw)

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So, you're saying that the GOP is going to lose everything and we'll be under a monolithic Democratic majority for the rest of time?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at June 06, 2022 10:14 AM (LvTSG)

177 *looks up*

Marines? The Ranger Battalion would like a word with you. Outback and far from witnesses.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2022 10:14 AM (k6qJn)

178 It isn't just Joe, it's the whole WH comms office that is brain damaged.

Hey, we have the lowest approval ever, and we can't even come up with a good idea to feed babies.

I know, let's go on Jimmy Kimmel!

Posted by: blaster at June 06, 2022 10:14 AM (9otr5)

179 German mechanical engineering at its finest. Never use a three bar mechanism when a five bar will do. Or even a seven.
Posted by: Fox2! at June 06, 2022


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If the 23rd-century Germans design the Enterprise, Scotty will have to pull both the warp nacelles to change the dilithium crystals every 200,000 light years.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2022 10:14 AM (txdEq)

180 I wanna be an Army Ranger, I wanna live the life of danger...

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 06, 2022 10:14 AM (HsAzN)

181 Marines? The Ranger Battalion would like a word with you. Outback and far from witnesses.
Posted by: Anna Puma
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Thank you.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 06, 2022 10:14 AM (ic6SW)

182 This assertion seems...debatable.

*walks away with explosion in background*

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at June 06, 2022 09:33 AM (LvTSG)


I agree with you though

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2022 10:14 AM (DJFLF)

183 So, you're saying that the GOP is going to lose everything and we'll be under a monolithic Democratic majority for the rest of time?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at June 06, 2022 10:14 AM (LvTSG)


2016 ace is calling and he wants his position back.

Posted by: blaster at June 06, 2022 10:14 AM (9otr5)

184 @83 Hitler got to contemplate suck starting his Luger.

Hitler did not like the Luger, and did things to get rid of them. They were too expensive. I'm pretty sure he shot himself with a Walther -- and it was a head-side shot, not a "suck start."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 06, 2022 10:14 AM (videA)

185 Along with stuff like sailing ships in battle. Also stuff like cowboys, Indians hunting buffalo and the like.
Posted by: naturalfake at June 06, 2022 10:12 AM (5NkmN)

Read that as Indian Hunting

I was like dayum!!

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 06, 2022 10:15 AM (yrol0)

186 SMH - Been worried about your cat. Pretty early there, have you been to the Vet yet?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 06, 2022 10:15 AM (YsLD1)

187 I bet they will bring back the draft because it is such a bad idea.
Posted by: humphreyrobot

better make it 21 and include the tranny biys pretending to be girls or include girls. for the record, i really don't want to see females being drafted, but i'm totes willing to go there to stick it up the progtards collective hindquarters in order to get yellow bellied male cowards pretending to be women drafted.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (UgAdJ) - at June 06, 2022 10:15 AM (UgAdJ)

188 They put Joey on Kimmel hoping he can be like Bubba playing his sax.

Joey ain't Bubba Clinton. At this point Joey would be lucky to be Mr. Potato Head.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2022 10:15 AM (k6qJn)

189 No, they would not. In fact, my guess is that they would have breached that door so fast it would have saved many of those children.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 06, 2022 10:02 AM (XIJ/X)

That's what detcord is for. Among other things.

Posted by: Fox2! at June 06, 2022 10:15 AM (qyH+l)

190 If the 23rd-century Germans design the Enterprise, Scotty will have to pull both the warp nacelles to change the dilithium crystals every 200,000 light years.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2022 10:14 AM (txdEq)
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Not to worry, that service is included with the purchase price!

Posted by: German Starship Dealer at June 06, 2022 10:15 AM (5pTK/)

191 All these lamentations about what this country has become just makes me more determined to defeat TWANLOC.

TWANLOC delenda est
or we destruetur.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at June 06, 2022 10:15 AM (vNbzm)

192 Wakes up
Scratches
Looks around
Dang. Growing up I knew a truck driver from Portland who was at Pointe du H'oc. He was about 15 feet up before getting shot in the leg. Hell of a guy.
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 06, 2022 10:16 AM (anj39)

193 Byron York
@ByronYork
'The president has expressed exasperation that his poll numbers have sunk below those of Donald Trump.' His solution: Travel more, highlight his administration's wonderful accomplishments.
. . . .
Members of Biden's inner circle, including first lady Jill Biden and the president' s sister, Valerie Biden Owens, have complained that West Wing staff has managed Biden with kid gloves, not putting him on the road more or allowing him to flash more of his genuine, relatable, albeit gaffe-prone self. One person close to the president pushed for more "let Biden be Biden" moments, with the president himself complaining he does not get to interact enough with voters. The White House has pointed to both security and Covid concerns in restricting the travel of the 79-year-old president.

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Like Shakespeare said, "Cry 'Havoc!' And let slip the unicorns of politics!"

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, That's AnonosaurX WrX, hater! at June 06, 2022 10:16 AM (FVME7)

194 What's going on with Brandon's legal challenge of the dropping of the federal travel mask mandate? Or is he quietly letting the challenge die. I mean, that would be the smart thing to do, but Brandon...
Posted by: Guy Smiley
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The challenge isn't to reinstitute the mandate, that is probably dead for good. It is to preserve the authority of the CDC to institute mandates for other things in the future.

Right now the ruling takes that authority away from the CDC.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 06, 2022 10:16 AM (1NHUw)

195 So is SCOTUS supposed to release the abortion ruling today ?
Posted by: It's me donna at June 06, 2022 10:02 AM (bs+z0)
******
Possibly, but they have until Thursday, June 30th.
Posted by: redridinghood at June 06, 2022 10:06 AM


Or, if they want to be considerate, they could release it after the NoVaMoMe so I can show the RMBS Mom around without a Mall full of thousands of shrieking protestors.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 06, 2022 10:16 AM (h6/n7)

196 So speaking of illustration versus art, when does one become the other?

this discussion is only initiated by normies and "civilians".

Artists just don't talk like this, or make these distinctions

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2022 10:16 AM (DJFLF)

197 154 Mainah, to follow up from the morning thread, I did manage a drive into Lusaka, which is the capital. It's like you'd expect in a third world city. crowded, dirty, beggars and people selling things at every stoplight. but i saw KFC and starbucks on my drive in. everyone spoke english, and i think they were generally happy. like i said before, next trip, i'll plan some vacation time to go see victoria falls and a couple days on a safari.

you considering going that way?
Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at June 06, 2022 10:01 AM (p03vF)

Thanks for the additional info. Yeah, possibly, but not until next summer. Lusaka is a one of a couple southern Africa locations on my list.
Posted by: Mainah at June 06, 2022 10:07 AM (B+qrE)


Jumping in on this private conversation- I was in Lusaka on a mission trip in 2005. I loved it.

Posted by: Rochelle, Rochelle (formerly Roxanne, Roxanne) at June 06, 2022 10:16 AM (szWS4)

198 176 172 That article is pretty much garbage, author doesn't understand polling.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 06, 2022 10:12 AM (1NHUw)
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So, you're saying that the GOP is going to lose everything and we'll be under a monolithic Democratic majority for the rest of time?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at June 06, 2022 10:14 AM (LvTSG)

Send money!

Posted by: The RNC at June 06, 2022 10:16 AM (Phfav)

199 Despite making 31 adjustments prior to the green flag and going off course four times during the event, #16-AJ Allmendinger won the Xfinity Series race at Portland International Raceway.

Hey this is worth a watch. There should be a highlight at nascar.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 06, 2022 10:16 AM (yrol0)

200 Would hang. Would remember.

Posted by: creeper at June 06, 2022 10:16 AM (cTCuP)

201 Marines? The Ranger Battalion would like a word with you. Outback and far from witnesses.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2022 10:14 AM (k6qJn)

One of the plans was to reinforce the Rangers with a Marine detachment off one of the ships, but that was nixxed.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 06, 2022 10:16 AM (XIJ/X)

202 They put Joey on Kimmel hoping he can be like Bubba playing his sax.

Joey ain't Bubba Clinton. At this point Joey would be lucky to be Mr. Potato Head.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2022 10:15 AM (k6qJn)

lolol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 06, 2022 10:16 AM (VwHCD)

203 Hitler did not like the Luger, and did things to get rid of them. They were too expensive. I'm pretty sure he shot himself with a Walther -- and it was a head-side shot, not a "suck start."
Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 06, 2022


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I believe I've read that his personal sidearm was a Walther PP or PPK. Gold-plated, though I'm not sure about that.

I'd guess his experience with the Luger as a corporal in WWI probably led to his dislike of the gun.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2022 10:17 AM (txdEq)

204 29 You've got M-1 Garands, M-1 Carbines, Thompson SMGs, and at least one BAR on the American side.

Krauts got their Mauser KAR-98Ks and MP-40s. The handgun is hard to ID.
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2022 09:36 AM (k6qJn)


One Ranger has a rifle grenade loaded.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at June 06, 2022 10:17 AM (8C7+r)

205 The Rangers made it up the cliff with surprisingly light casualties. The guns were gone, having been moved by the Germans on the night of 4/5 June. Heavy cloud cover prevented photo recon from seeing this. The commander of the Rangers sent out patrols, which located and destroyed the guns within 90 minutes of seizing the clifftop. The Ranger's really heavy casualties came in the second part of their mission: cut the clifftop road that communicated between Utah and Omaha beaches. They held, unsupported, for 48 hours, preventing the Germans from shuttling reinforcements between the beachheads.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at June 06, 2022 10:17 AM (aaGzp)

206 Heya MH.

Yeah, dropped him off at the vet about an hour ago.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 06, 2022 10:17 AM (ic6SW)

207 This is illustration, not art, but ...

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... it's no Hunter Biden.

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun & games & Starveflation aims at June 06, 2022 10:17 AM (iVmfy)

208 78 It isn't just Joe, it's the whole WH comms office that is brain damaged.

Hey, we have the lowest approval ever, and we can't even come up with a good idea to feed babies.

I know, let's go on Jimmy Kimmel!
Posted by: blaster at June 06, 2022 10:14 AM (9otr5)


It's because they're all PR people!

Posted by: Rochelle, Rochelle (formerly Roxanne, Roxanne) at June 06, 2022 10:17 AM (szWS4)

209 Thanks for the additional info. Yeah, possibly, but not until next summer. Lusaka is a one of a couple southern Africa locations on my list.
Posted by: Mainah at June 06, 2022
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Jumping in on this private conversation- I was in Lusaka on a mission trip in 2005. I loved it.
Posted by: Rochelle, Rochelle (formerly Roxanne, Roxanne) at June 06, 2022


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Where is this Lusaka? In South Africa itself?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2022 10:18 AM (txdEq)

210 Not gonna get Dodd today from SCOTUS.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at June 06, 2022 10:18 AM (LvTSG)

211 I've sometimes struggled at times in my life to fully comprehend the pathology of the axiom "No good deed goes unpunished."

At a cursory glance, I have oft taken it to mean that when you undertake selfless acts, the cosmos would capriciously throw knives at you in some sort of twisted, perverse turn of fate.

But the truth is probably closer to this, selfless sacrifice is an attribute only dear and logical to our Creator, manifest most visibly in His corporeal appearance as Christ Jesus on earth.

So to the believer and those in tune with the Lord, selfless acts of bravery are the ultimate adherence to the example of set and even proclaimed by Christ, who noted that man have no greater love than to die for his kinsman.

But to the unbeliever, virtue and sacrifice are weaknesses; tools to be exploited, weapons to be summoned. Our rulers routinely conjure the images of the selfless man, not out of honor and reverence, but to maintain an unexploited resource, a strategic valor reserve, if you will, that it may ply for its own disgusting use.

Thus, it is imperative that when one lay his life down, be sure the cause is worthy in Christ and not merely a tool of the wicked.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 06, 2022 10:18 AM (66TLh)

212 Thanks for the additional info. Yeah, possibly, but not until next summer. Lusaka is a one of a couple southern Africa locations on my list.
Posted by: Mainah at June 06, 2022 10:07 AM (B+qrE)

Depending on how you plan it, I went via Jo-burg. was supposed to spend a night there to get acclimated. if you go direct from new york area it's a 15 hour flight. but weather screwed that up, and i got to see a number of west africa airports.

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at June 06, 2022 10:19 AM (p03vF)

213 Brian Doherty
@BDOH
Replying to @ByronYork and @politico
"Morale inside 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is plummeting amid growing fears that the parallels to Jimmy Carter, another first-term Democrat plagued by soaring prices and a foreign policy morass, will stick." Oh it has stuck, no no worries there!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, That's AnonosaurX WrX, hater! at June 06, 2022 10:19 AM (FVME7)

214 in other news, Smash broke a rib this weekend a blackbelt camp. got taken down by a guy that didnt know how to do it right.

one of the masters immediatley trained him in how to take break falls for about 30 minutes. he could barely move when the master was through. about twenty five take downs that sounded like someone dropping a sack of potatos. every. time.

she's at the orthopedic place getting xrays and such now. more later.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (UgAdJ) - at June 06, 2022 10:19 AM (UgAdJ)

215 4th ID commemorates Utah Beach

https://tinyurl.com/yc37c6sp

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 06, 2022 10:19 AM (ic6SW)

216 37 After they climbed to the top, did they give their pronouns?
Posted by: Just Wondering at June 06, 2022 09:38 AM (jYQlA)


Thunderous applause.

Posted by: creeper at June 06, 2022 10:19 AM (cTCuP)

217 @ Bitter Clinger: well said.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 06, 2022 10:20 AM (5pTK/)

218 Reading the accounts of the Ranger landing and the battle is amazing. The Longest Day movie really screwed them, as they really did find the guns they were after, along with a bunch of shells. (The guns had been moved further inland). A couple of guys destroyed the guns with Thermite grenades, and others blew up the ammunition.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at June 06, 2022 10:20 AM (fv27Y)

219 213 Brian Doherty
@BDOH
Replying to @ByronYork and @politico
"Morale inside 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is plummeting amid growing fears that the parallels to Jimmy Carter, another first-term Democrat plagued by soaring prices and a foreign policy morass, will stick." Oh it has stuck, no no worries there!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, That's AnonosaurX WrX, hater! at June 06, 2022 10:19 AM (FVME7)

===========

"Listen, we could lower inflation and get the economy growing again, but it's going to take both some pain and we're going to have to tell the administrative state to pull its boot from the economy's neck."

"Kill that persyn."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at June 06, 2022 10:20 AM (LvTSG)

220 One person close to the president pushed for more "let Biden be Biden" moments, with the president himself complaining he does not get to interact enough with voters. The White House has pointed to both security and Covid concerns in restricting the travel of the 79-year-old president.



Oh PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let this happen.......

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 06, 2022 10:20 AM (Zz0t1)

221 If the 23rd-century Germans design the Enterprise, Scotty will have to pull both the warp nacelles to change the dilithium crystals every 200,000 light years.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2022
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Not to worry, that service is included with the purchase price!
Posted by: German Starship Dealer at June 06, 2022


***
There's a comprehensive warranty too, no doubt. But if you use non-approved crystals like the ones from Elaan's planet, the warranty is void?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2022 10:21 AM (txdEq)

222 Jumping in on this private conversation- I was in Lusaka on a mission trip in 2005. I loved it.
Posted by: Rochelle, Rochelle (formerly Roxanne, Roxanne) at June 06, 2022 10:16 AM (szWS4)

Thanks. When I've brought it up with others, I've heard more good than bad on Lusaka.

Posted by: Mainah at June 06, 2022 10:21 AM (B+qrE)

223 Morale inside 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is plummeting amid growing fears that the parallels to Jimmy Carter, another first-term Democrat plagued by soaring prices and a foreign policy morass, will stick." Oh it has stuck, no no worries there!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, That's AnonosaurX WrX, hater! at June 06, 2022 10:19 AM (FVME7)

Like they give a fuck.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 06, 2022 10:21 AM (b6zKf)

224 "Morale inside 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is plummeting amid growing fears that the parallels to Jimmy Carter, another first-term Democrat plagued by soaring prices and a foreign policy morass, will stick."

Stolen elections *do* have consequences...

enjoy the steaming plate of sh!t that you a-holes cooked up for yourselves.

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2022 10:21 AM (DJFLF)

225 Posted by: BifBewalski @ (UgAdJ) - at June 06, 2022 10:19 AM (UgAdJ)

What martial art?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 06, 2022 10:21 AM (XIJ/X)

226 @BDOH
Replying to @ByronYork and @politico
"Morale inside 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is plummeting amid growing fears that the parallels to Jimmy Carter, another first-term Democrat plagued by soaring prices and a foreign policy morass, will stick."



Well, he should stop being worse than Carter then.

Seems simple to me......

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 06, 2022 10:22 AM (Zz0t1)

227 The best thing about our base is we can keep selling them out and they'll continue to vote for us.


Win win.

Posted by: Gope Leadership at June 06, 2022 10:22 AM (cdvGB)

228 224 Stolen elections *do* have consequences...

enjoy the steaming plate of sh!t that you a-holes cooked up for yourselves.
Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2022 10:21 AM (DJFLF)

========

Step 1: Steal election
Step 2: Govern well as poorly as humanly possible
Step 3: Profit!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at June 06, 2022 10:22 AM (LvTSG)

229 Thanks for the additional info. Yeah, possibly, but not until next summer. Lusaka is a one of a couple southern Africa locations on my list.
Posted by: Mainah at June 06, 2022
*
Jumping in on this private conversation- I was in Lusaka on a mission trip in 2005. I loved it.
Posted by: Rochelle, Rochelle (formerly Roxanne, Roxanne) at June 06, 2022

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Where is this Lusaka? In South Africa itself?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2022 10:18 AM (txdEq)

Lusaka is in Zambia. it's former brit, so right hand drive. but they had some really good coffee...

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at June 06, 2022 10:22 AM (p03vF)

230 Please Uncle Joe PLEASE say something ridiculously demented on Kimmel's show


so bad they have to air a re-run

Posted by: DB at June 06, 2022 10:23 AM (geLO8)

231 "Morale inside 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is plummeting amid growing fears that the parallels to Jimmy Carter, another first-term Democrat plagued by soaring prices and a foreign policy morass, will stick." Oh it has stuck, no no worries there!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, That's AnonosaurX WrX, hater! at June 06, 2022 10:19 AM (FVME7)
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Parallels? Yeah, the White House is well beyond parallel and gone to parabola. Not sure if they've reached apogee, but, the impact will probably be spectacular, and, not in a good way.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 06, 2022 10:23 AM (5pTK/)

232 One story of the Rangers at the Point is that a couple of them watched some Germans setting up a machinegun behind a hedge. One of the Rangers stood up and yelled "You couldn't hit a bull in the ass with a bass fiddle!". When the Germans turned towards him, he and his buddy shot all of them.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at June 06, 2022 10:23 AM (fv27Y)

233 What martial art?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

she & i are both black belt candidates in Tang Soo Do.
https://worldtangsoodo.com/

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (UgAdJ) - at June 06, 2022 10:24 AM (UgAdJ)

234 Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at June 06, 2022 10:17 AM (aaGzp)

The courage and heroism of the men who accomplished this mission is incalculable.

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2022 10:24 AM (DJFLF)

235 230 Please Uncle Joe PLEASE say something ridiculously demented on Kimmel's show


so bad they have to air a re-run
Posted by: DB at June 06, 2022 10:23 AM (geLO

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I imagine it'll be tightly scripted, like he'll do a Top Ten List (or whatever Kimmel does). It'll be written by Kimmel's own people to humanize Biden with cutting self-deprecating humor while never quite making him out to be a bad guy or Republicans anything less than monsters.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at June 06, 2022 10:24 AM (LvTSG)

236 THIS is what should have happened at that school.

Posted by: torabora at June 06, 2022 10:24 AM (Y274z)

237 Yeah, dropped him off at the vet about an hour ago.
Posted by: SMH
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In recent times, I've had St. Francis on my 'Frequently Called' list pretty regularly. Hope it goes well.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 06, 2022 10:25 AM (Go9h8)

238 So White House staffers should be thankful the windows are armored and sealed so they can't launch themselves at the ground?

Too soon for the Bunker Scene? "Mein President, ze polls have you kaput!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2022 10:25 AM (k6qJn)

239 From previous thread:

Mr. Eromero, do you feel safe at home ?
Posted by: Eromero at June 06, 2022 09:17 AM


Mr. Eromero: "With JMB by my side, how could I not?"

Posted by: Duncanthrax at June 06, 2022 10:25 AM (a3Q+t)

240
Then, science. He picked a book about the history of space travel.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at June 06, 2022 09:59 AM (LvTSG)


Nice.
As a kid i read almost nothing but science, paleontology, dinosaurs, mythology, some archeology(related to the mythology),some chemistry(I took my Gilbert Chemistry set very seriously ) then Tom Swift and some comic books.

Until 5th grade, then we moved and the teacher convinced my parents that my...uh...idiosyncratic reading choices would warp and limit my development.

Asshole.

Anyway, that led to a lot of boring books thrust upon me. I could still read science but it had to be tempered with more "mainstream reading". Then I discovered SF and horror and I was fine. Those were interesting and eventually led to me appreciating literature.
TL/DR. You're doing it the right way. Kids have to be interested in what they're reading or< surprise!, they won't read or learn to hate reading.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 06, 2022 10:25 AM (5NkmN)

241 If Muldoon is still around:
Thank you so very much for sharing excerpts from your dad's diary.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 06, 2022 10:25 AM (PIcCH)

242 Depending on how you plan it, I went via Jo-burg. was supposed to spend a night there to get acclimated. if you go direct from new york area it's a 15 hour flight. but weather screwed that up, and i got to see a number of west africa airports.
Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at June 06, 2022 10:19 AM (p03vF)

Oh, I didn't know there are direct flights. Figured I'd have at least two layovers somewhere and it would take forever.

Posted by: Mainah at June 06, 2022 10:26 AM (B+qrE)

243 Oh PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let this happen.......

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 06, 2022 10:20 AM (Zz0t1)

A Joe Biden unfiltered by the White House crisis teams would be an awesome and delightful thing!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 06, 2022 10:26 AM (XIJ/X)

244 "Morale inside 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is plummeting amid growing fears that the parallels to Jimmy Carter, another first-term Democrat plagued by soaring prices and a foreign policy morass, will stick." Oh it has stuck, no no worries there!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, That's AnonosaurX WrX, hater! at June 06, 2022 10:19 AM (FVME7)
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Biden is already far worse that carter ever was, and he was a weak frigging imbecile.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 06, 2022 10:26 AM (VwHCD)

245 Too soon for the Bunker Scene? "Mein President, ze polls have you kaput!"
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2022 10:25 AM (k6qJn)
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"Everyone leave, except for Harris, Klain...and Pelosi."

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at June 06, 2022 10:26 AM (aaGzp)

246 "I don't get why people think Biden's dumb. I thought we had a great conversation."
- Likely response of Jimmy Kimmel, who is too dumb and arrogant to spot someone equally dumb

Posted by: Wally at June 06, 2022 10:26 AM (FJYfm)

247 The Smithsonian Channel here is showing Combat Ships, Normandy D-Day and Midway stuff, and World of Weapons all day.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at June 06, 2022 10:27 AM (yikp0)

248 240 You're doing it the right way. Kids have to be interested in what they're reading or
Posted by: naturalfake at June 06, 2022 10:25 AM (5NkmN)

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My mother has mostly homeschooled my youngest brother, and she largely let him direct his own interests within limits. This has led him to being massively interested in Aztec culture and Spanish. I don't see it as a bad thing.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at June 06, 2022 10:27 AM (LvTSG)

249 better make it 21 and include the tranny biys pretending to be girls or include girls. for the record, i really don't want to see females being drafted, but i'm totes willing to go there to stick it up the progtards collective hindquarters in order to get yellow bellied male cowards pretending to be women drafted.
Posted by: BifBewalski @ (UgAdJ) - at June 06, 2022 10:15 AM (UgAdJ)

In the future, any draft for our "military" will label white male heterosexuals as 4-F.

Sodomites, HeShes, Trannies, Lady Boys, Bull Dykes and Fem Boys will be rated A-1.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 06, 2022 10:27 AM (RQN3O)

250 A Joe Biden unfiltered by the White House crisis teams would be an awesome and delightful thing!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 06, 2022 10:26 AM (XIJ/X)
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Yeah, no, that 10 minute segment will take 8 hours to tape and 20 hours to edit.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 06, 2022 10:27 AM (5pTK/)

251 Regarding the morale in the White House, a point I've made before.

The danger they have always faced because they stole the election is that they do not have a polling "floor" of die hard supporters who will always support them. Trump and Obama had floors at around 40%.

Because faked absentee ballots aren't polled, there is nothing that stops a free fall. Biden could easily go into the 20s if have keeps fucking up, as leftists abandon him for someone even more to the left.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 06, 2022 10:27 AM (yqVJd)

252 246 "I don't get why people think Biden's dumb. I thought we had a great conversation."
- Likely response of Jimmy Kimmel, who is too dumb and arrogant to spot someone equally dumb
Posted by: Wally at June 06, 2022 10:26 AM (FJYfm)

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Kimmel believes nothing he says. It's been leaked that he just follows orders and will say anything to rise in power within his media ecosystem.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at June 06, 2022 10:28 AM (LvTSG)

253 Bif, I think you misread your wedding vows. The word was "marital", not "martial".

Posted by: creeper at June 06, 2022 10:28 AM (cTCuP)

254 Democrats should just go Full pro-England and go for Full Repeal of the Bill of Rights. They don't like it.

Posted by: torabora at June 06, 2022 10:28 AM (Y274z)

255 TL/DR. You're doing it the right way. Kids have to be interested in what they're reading or
Posted by: naturalfake at June 06, 2022 10:25 AM (5NkmN)

When they passed around the Scholastic Reader (or whatever it was) catalogs in my elementary school, my parents always let me order whatever I wanted. My tastes in those days were all over the lot.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at June 06, 2022 10:28 AM (906pl)

256 CNN’s new boss orders network to dial back labeling everything ‘breaking news’.

If everything is breaking, then you are left with a broken product

Posted by: SMOD at June 06, 2022 10:28 AM (RHGPo)

257 I am confident that the Optimum customer service agent with whom I am having a chat is the stupidest person on earth.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 06, 2022 10:28 AM (XIJ/X)

258 These are the heroes I grew up with. Now kids are told the heroes are people who dress funny. If you have contact with kids, try to get them interested in these sorts of heroes. P-38 note as an owner..if you have anything to do with a WW2 original, don't trust the decocking lever. Probably doesn't work and will fire the piece instead. I was fully aware of that when I tested mine and was considering slide movement and where it was pointed and sure enough, it went off. No harm was done, lol

Posted by: azjaeger at June 06, 2022 10:29 AM (3/XaG)

259 Today is my 35th wedding anniversary. I'm sure that after a period of readjustment we'll be able to live together in peace.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, That's AnonosaurX WrX, hater! at June 06, 2022 10:29 AM (FVME7)

260 "CNN’s new boss orders network to dial back labeling everything ‘breaking news’."


Tell me they reported this as Breaking News

Posted by: Wally at June 06, 2022 10:29 AM (FJYfm)

261 Depending on how you plan it, I went via Jo-burg. was supposed to spend a night there to get acclimated. if you go direct from new york area it's a 15 hour flight. but weather screwed that up, and i got to see a number of west africa airports.
Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at June 06, 2022 10:19 AM (p03vF)

Oh, I didn't know there are direct flights. Figured I'd have at least two layovers somewhere and it would take forever.
Posted by: Mainah at June 06, 2022 10:26 AM (B+qrE)

to get to Lusaka, we had to split the flights. like send me to jo-burg, THEN send me to Lusaka. that was united. I think Delta might be the same.

but thanks to travel issues, i had to go to JFK and use Ethiopian airways. so we went to Togo, Cameroon, and Gabon on the way to Jo-burg...

it was ... interesting...

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at June 06, 2022 10:30 AM (p03vF)

262 >>I imagine it'll be tightly scripted, ...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison



seems clear to me that the object is to rehabilitate the public image of the President, which currently is 'shambling brain-damaged fuck-up'

he'll be heavily medicated, of course, and outfitted with diapers, so he can be 'with it' and 'hip' for all the youngsters watching

Posted by: DB at June 06, 2022 10:30 AM (geLO8)

263 I am confident that the Optimum customer service agent with whom I am having a chat is the stupidest person on earth.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 06, 2022 10:28 AM (XIJ/X)
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Groovy. Then, off to Tahiti, right?

Posted by: Bill Pullman at June 06, 2022 10:30 AM (5pTK/)

264 Because faked absentee ballots aren't polled, there is nothing that stops a free fall. Biden could easily will go into the 20s if have when he keeps fucking up, as leftists abandon him for someone even more to the left.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 06, 2022 10:27 AM (yqVJd)
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FIFY

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at June 06, 2022 10:30 AM (YIVH2)

265 I am confident that the Optimum customer service agent with whom I am having a chat is the stupidest person on earth.

Kamala Harris has a side hustle?

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2022 10:30 AM (k6qJn)

266 Colbert is WORSE than Kimmel. It's like descending into the Depths of maggot infested hepatitus Hell.

Posted by: torabora at June 06, 2022 10:31 AM (Y274z)

267 Because we were visiting relatives, we were treated to a few minutes of the NBC nightly news. Network-sponsored PSA was "The Queer List," a quick very quick recitation of all the major historical figures you are presumed to not know were "Queer." I thought Leonardo and Lincoln had been debunked a long time ago, but they made the claims list. Just, you know, starting a dialogue.

I don't know why Eleanor Roosevelt would be a surprise to anybody, but I can remember Dems offering spirited argument against the idea.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 06, 2022 10:31 AM (videA)

268 Bitter clinger - the counter policy to what you're thoughtfully discussing is found in the old Viking sagas, "never leave a live enemy behind you." The thought was, kill your enemies whenever you had them down, or else they'd jump back up and bite you in the ass.

And hence the ancient debate; do we live by Christian values, or by Viking values? I admit there are times when it's hard to deny the attraction of the latter.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2022 10:31 AM (q3gwH)

269 @BDOH
Replying to @ByronYork and @politico
"Morale inside 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is plummeting amid growing fears that the parallels to Jimmy Carter, another first-term Democrat plagued by soaring prices and a foreign policy morass, will stick."


Well, he should stop being worse than Carter then.

Seems simple to me......
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 06, 2022 10:22 AM

Meh, it's full speed ahead Preznit pudding pants!

Posted by: Minnfidel at June 06, 2022 10:31 AM (GwxCX)

270 I am confident that the Optimum customer service agent with whom I am having a chat is the stupidest person on earth.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 06, 2022 10:28 AM (XIJ/X)


I am equally confident that you are wrong. There are many stupider people. No, I'm not offering myself as a basis of comparison, just making an assertion that stupid is rampant.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at June 06, 2022 10:31 AM (MFphb)

271 I read that one of the first Germans to die on the top of the cliff was a sentry killed by a Native American Ranger who hit him with a thrown knife at about thirty-five yards.
Amazing.
If you have ever thrown knives this feat, while not impossible, on a square range in daylight, would have required a lot of practice and a blade guided by your ancestors on a dark night while encumbered by combat kit.

Posted by: waepnedmann at June 06, 2022 10:31 AM (URhzO)

272 When they passed around the Scholastic Reader (or whatever it was) catalogs in my elementary school, my parents always let me order whatever I wanted. My tastes in those days were all over the lot.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at June 06, 2022 10:28 AM (906pl)


Q: "What do you want to be when you grow up?"
A: "Everything!"

Posted by: creeper at June 06, 2022 10:31 AM (cTCuP)

273 $20
Same as in town, Big Boy.

Posted by: Kamala Harris at June 06, 2022 10:32 AM (Y274z)

274 ...Tang Soo Do.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (UgAdJ) - at June 06, 2022 10:24 AM (UgAdJ)

Cool!

I did Hapkido for a long time...15 years. Those falls take their toll!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 06, 2022 10:32 AM (XIJ/X)

275 President Scroob > Joey Bidet

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2022 10:32 AM (k6qJn)

276 Speaking of opposing NAZIs I see the EU is mad at Hungary, because at a soccer match the Brits kneeled and the Hungarian fans booed them.

Hungary really is one of the few free countries left in Europe isn't it?

Posted by: 18-1 at June 06, 2022 10:32 AM (ESjRY)

277 Those falls take their toll!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 06, 2022 10:32 AM (XIJ/X)
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Explains a lot.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 06, 2022 10:33 AM (5pTK/)

278 I heard some guy say he saw Ace use the time-machine to offer a bunch of Kraut prisoners Valu-Rite and keto pizza; then gunned them all down in a roadside ditch.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at June 06, 2022 10:33 AM (yikp0)

279 I got to hold a vintage Walther P-38 at the gun range once. Of course I'd always wanted one; it was the core element of the famous Special pistol on The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (A Mauser was used first, and was discarded as unreliable for shooting blanks. Plus it looked too small on screen with all the attachments that turned the gun into a carbine.) I was disappointed in the Walther, though. The grip was far too wide for my hand to hold comfortably.
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When preezy Shit Midas was first installed, I went to the gun shop and had the same experience with the P38. Didn't buy but wish I would have.

Posted by: Joe Biden at June 06, 2022 10:33 AM (WKPeU)

280 And hence the ancient debate; do we live by Christian values, or by Viking values? I admit there are times when it's hard to deny the attraction of the latter.
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2022 10:31 AM (q3gwH)

The third way is enslavement. They stay alive, you get cheap labor and a chance to convert them.

I denounce myself.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at June 06, 2022 10:33 AM (MFphb)

281 Colbert is WORSE than Kimmel. It's like descending into the Depths of maggot infested hepatitus Hell.
Posted by: torabora at June 06, 2022 10:31 AM (Y274z)


Has there been anything less funny and more cringe-worthy than his Pro-Vax musical numbers?

Unless that was all a setup for the punchline where he got Covid. Cuz that was hilarious.

Posted by: Wally at June 06, 2022 10:33 AM (FJYfm)

282 I think it IS art. How is it different from the paintings of classic battles in Victorian times? Would hang.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at June 06, 2022 10:34 AM (eJn7u)

283 I heard some guy say he saw Ace use the time-machine to offer a bunch of Kraut prisoners Valu-Rite and keto pizza; then gunned them all down in a roadside ditch.
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at June 06, 2022 10:33 AM (yikp0)



So Inglorious Bastards was about Ace time traveling?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 06, 2022 10:34 AM (Zz0t1)

284 Anonosaurus Wrecks, That's AnonosaurX WrX, hater! a

Happy Anniversary !

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2022 10:34 AM (arJlL)

285 Just got an email from King Sooper, saying how happy they are to support fags and trannys

just keep the shelves stocked, assholes

Posted by: DB at June 06, 2022 10:34 AM (geLO8)

286 Econ 101: Printing more dollars will raise inflation

The Biden Admin before: SET THE MONEY PRINTERS TO WARP SPEED MR SULU!

The Biden Admin now: We have hyperinflation? Who could have seen that coming?

Posted by: 18-1 at June 06, 2022 10:34 AM (ESjRY)

287 I am confident that the Optimum customer service agent with whom I am having a chat is the stupidest person on earth.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 06, 2022 10:28 AM (XIJ/X)
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Hello... My name is Peggy.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at June 06, 2022 10:35 AM (WKPeU)

288 I thought Leonardo and Lincoln had been debunked a long time ago, but they made the claims list. Just, you know, starting a dialogue.

Didn't Pres. Lincoln leave voluminous qty. of correspondence? I don't recall any record of those close to him burning any of his correspondence post-mortem, as occurred with other historical figures.

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2022 10:35 AM (DJFLF)

289 Will Brandon sit on a vacuum equipped couch to wisk away the fumes?

Posted by: torabora at June 06, 2022 10:35 AM (Y274z)

290 I don't know why Eleanor Roosevelt would be a surprise to anybody, but I can remember Dems offering spirited argument against the idea.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 06, 2022 10:31 AM (videA)

But that wife of his, Eleanor... Big dyke! Huge dyke. A real rug muncher. Looked like a big lesbian mule.

Posted by: Grandma Mary Cleary at June 06, 2022 10:35 AM (RQN3O)

291 I heard some guy say he saw Ace use the time-machine to offer a bunch of Kraut prisoners Valu-Rite and keto pizza; then gunned them all down in a roadside ditch.
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at June 06, 2022 10:33 AM (yikp0)

So Lt. Spears was from Endor? The things you learn around here.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at June 06, 2022 10:35 AM (906pl)

292 Kimmel was ok as the straight man to Corolla on the man show.

Colbert has never been funny in his life. Raising your eye brow is not a comedy skit.

Posted by: 18-1 at June 06, 2022 10:35 AM (ESjRY)

293 (I took my Gilbert Chemistry set very seriously )
Posted by: naturalfake
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I still have the decimated remains of mine.

The fact that the guidebook contained a recipe for gunpowder, and the chemicals were there, changed my life. The impact on toy soldiers devastation was significant.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 06, 2022 10:36 AM (YsLD1)

294 259 Today is my 35th wedding anniversary. I'm sure that after a period of readjustment we'll be able to live together in peace.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, That's AnonosaurX WrX, hater! at June 06, 2022 10:29 AM (FVME7)

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Congrats!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at June 06, 2022 10:36 AM (LvTSG)

295 >>>Has there been anything less funny and more cringe-worthy than his Pro-Vax musical numbers?

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The Nycene Creed isn't funny either. The pro-vax dance was the equivalent. It was an obsequious paean devoted to the Karens' COVID religion.

Posted by: 496 at June 06, 2022 10:36 AM (VJsqe)

296 Anyway, that led to a lot of boring books thrust upon me. I could still read science but it had to be tempered with more "mainstream reading". Then I discovered SF and horror and I was fine. Those were interesting and eventually led to me appreciating literature.
TL/DR. You're doing it the right way. Kids have to be interested in what they're reading or
Posted by: naturalfake at June 06, 2022


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My mother hardly restricted my reading (I think she knew she'd have no chance at enforcing that). She didn't want me looking at her nursing textbooks, but I did, and was sorry I did. (Trust me: B & W clinical pics of elephantiasis will turn you off of your lunch and dinner.)

When I was in high school, she complained that I didn't have a wide range of interests. I showed her my current library crop: 2 mysteries, non-fiction about insects and about Roman history, and one on the history of automotive design. She grew rather quiet after that.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2022 10:36 AM (txdEq)

297 D-Day related.

One of the hardest things to paint on a model plane though it seems bog simple is the invasion stripes Allied planes wore for the invasion.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2022 10:37 AM (k6qJn)

298 Didn't Pres. Lincoln leave voluminous qty. of correspondence? I don't recall any record of those close to him burning any of his correspondence post-mortem, as occurred with other historical figures.
Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2022 10:35 AM (DJFLF)
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funny anecdote regarding President Truman. He caught his wife burning their love letters. He supposedly said to his wife, "Why are you doing that? Think of the history!" To which his wife supposedly replied, "I am, Harry, I am."

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 06, 2022 10:37 AM (5pTK/)

299 286 Econ 101: Printing more dollars will raise inflation

The Biden Admin before: SET THE MONEY PRINTERS TO WARP SPEED MR SULU!

The Biden Admin now: We have hyperinflation? Who could have seen that coming?
Posted by: 18-1 at June 06, 2022 10:34 AM (ESjRY)

The Biden Admin in a few months: We don't have hyperinflation, we have Putin's Price Hike Due to Traitor Republicans Who Support Putin and Hate 'Murica.

Posted by: Thrawn at June 06, 2022 10:37 AM (Rl7KJ)

300 Hello... My name is Peggy.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at June 06, 2022 10:35 AM (WKPeU)

Supervisor is GENIUS! I transfer!

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at June 06, 2022 10:37 AM (PiwSw)

301 OK, apparently I ran afoul of the 100 comment rule. Can someone please clarify what that is?

Posted by: NR Pax at June 06, 2022 10:37 AM (4olE8)

302 WWII was the war to end all wars to free the heart's desire of kindergartners to be groomed by government agents( aka 'teachers' ) to be sick trans adults?

Posted by: Beyond Norman Parameters at June 06, 2022 10:37 AM (asRt2)

303 My grandfather arrived about 20 days after D Day to get wounded marching to the Battle of the Bulge.
Posted by: rhennigantx

The BotB was December-January and nowhere near normandy.

Posted by: SFGoth at June 06, 2022 10:37 AM (KAi1n)

304 And hence the ancient debate; do we live by Christian values, or by Viking values? I admit there are times when it's hard to deny the attraction of the latter.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2022 10:31 AM (q3gwH)

Mt thoughts are christian values during peaceful times, and viking values during non peaceful times. Viking values will bring peaceful times.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 06, 2022 10:38 AM (VwHCD)

305 Natural fake, we had similar tastes as children. I remember being amazed when my dad found an old set of Tom Swift books and gave them to me. (Wish I still had them, they were original printings he found at some yard sale)

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2022 10:38 AM (q3gwH)

306 J 6th Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6wG58VMFaA

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 06, 2022 10:38 AM (yrol0)

307 Speaking of opposing NAZIs I see the EU is mad at Hungary, because at a soccer match the Brits kneeled and the Hungarian fans booed them.

Hungary really is one of the few free countries left in Europe isn't it?

Posted by: 18-1 at June 06, 2022 10:32 AM (ESjRY)
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Left in the world. I now longer count the USA as free.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at June 06, 2022 10:38 AM (WKPeU)

308 >the invasion stripes Allied planes wore for the invasion.

Posted by: Anna Puma


what was the purpose of the stripes

Posted by: DB at June 06, 2022 10:38 AM (geLO8)

309 In The Longest Day they used regular Army troops as extras. My stepdad had a 1 second on screen climbing a cliff.

Posted by: blaster at June 06, 2022 10:38 AM (9otr5)

310 what was the purpose of the stripes
Posted by: DB at June 06, 2022 10:38 AM (geLO
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Easy ID.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at June 06, 2022 10:39 AM (aaGzp)

311 309 In The Longest Day they used regular Army troops as extras. My stepdad had a 1 second on screen climbing a cliff.
Posted by: blaster at June 06, 2022 10:38 AM (9otr5)

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So, he was, like, best friends with John Wayne, huh?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at June 06, 2022 10:39 AM (LvTSG)

312 Those G.I.s are there to liberate the baby milk factories.

Posted by: torabora at June 06, 2022 10:39 AM (Y274z)

313 When they passed around the Scholastic Reader (or whatever it was) catalogs in my elementary school, my parents always let me order whatever I wanted. My tastes in those days were all over the lot.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at June 06, 2022


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When they passed those around in jr. high, my interests had already vaulted way over Scholastic's guidelines. I did see an U.N.C.L.E. novel in their listings once, but I already had it.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2022 10:39 AM (txdEq)

314 There is a funny video where the premise is some antifa types build a time machine and bring soldiers from D-Day to help them fight "NAZIs".

The soldiers ask the antifa types what these new "NAZIs" want...which is of course freedom and they finally point out to the antifa people that they sound more like the NAZIs the soldiers have been fighting.

Posted by: 18-1 at June 06, 2022 10:39 AM (ESjRY)

315 The purpose was quick identification so trigger happy gunners didn't shoot their own planes down.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2022 10:39 AM (k6qJn)

316 don't know why Eleanor Roosevelt would be a surprise to anybody,

Fun fact I learned yesterday:

Her husband "Saint FDR"'s admin established towns around the major PWA projects, such as Hoover Dam, so that the workers wouldn't have to commute.

Here's the catch: they were Whites Only towns. So the workers of coler had to commute from a distance.

This is the big hero of the PoC's who were mainly Republican voters until he came along to hoodwink and bamboozle them.

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2022 10:40 AM (DJFLF)

317 I guess the goggles were to keep the dirt out of your eyes during the "assent". If so, this is pretty realistic.

Posted by: pawn at June 06, 2022 10:41 AM (kYVzH)

318 Abraham Lincoln was NOT gay!

Posted by: Ann Rutledge at June 06, 2022 10:41 AM (cTCuP)

319 The BotB was December-January and nowhere near normandy.
Posted by: SFGoth at June 06, 2022 10:37 AM (KAi1n)

As I said he missed D day as QE did not get to Land until latter in June or July and then he was wounded in late Nov or early Dec. He never made it to the Bulge.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 06, 2022 10:41 AM (yrol0)

320 sounds reasonable

Posted by: DB at June 06, 2022 10:41 AM (geLO8)

321 Mt thoughts are christian values during peaceful times, and viking values during non peaceful times. Viking values will bring peaceful times.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 06, 2022 10:38 AM (VwHCD)

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And vice-versa, unfortunately, same as it ever was.

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun & games & Starveflation aims at June 06, 2022 10:41 AM (iVmfy)

322 Assault rifles ftw

Posted by: Scottst at June 06, 2022 10:41 AM (nEDaf)

323 By the way you can go see Point du Hoc on google maps right now. There are a number of good uploads so you can see it from many different angles.

Posted by: 18-1 at June 06, 2022 10:41 AM (ESjRY)

324 I had a barber who landed at Normandy D+10.

One day he said "P51 is one hell of an airplane. First time I saw one, it was strafing us."

Posted by: blaster at June 06, 2022 10:41 AM (9otr5)

325 Over half dead or wounded. Two days. Someone needs to stand up those 19 Uvalde "cops" and tell them about Pointe du Hoc.

Posted by: Uvalde citizens at June 06, 2022 10:41 AM (KiBMU)

326 I met a woman who's Scottish dad was on a submarine near the beach the night before the D-Day landing. They released a huge flock of sheep who's purpose was to set off landmines before the soldiers landed.

Bloody awful, hey. Sounds like something Churchill would think up.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 06, 2022 10:42 AM (i0slg)

327 I don't know why Eleanor Roosevelt would be a surprise to anybody, but I can remember Dems offering spirited argument against the idea.
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I remember Bill Murray reporting that on SNL's "Weekend Update".

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at June 06, 2022 10:42 AM (yikp0)

328 I don't understand who, how or why anyone watches late night TV anymore? I don't watch much TV but there's so many more options than the same non funny political bullshit that they spew. I suppose it's the seals that like hearing the same pap over and over again. Biden would have been a goldmine for any late night comedian. Sadly, none of them are comedians anymore.

Posted by: Minnfidel at June 06, 2022 10:43 AM (GwxCX)

329 So Lt. Spears was from Endor? The things you learn around here.
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Well, he did have the best booze and he did bang that German babe.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at June 06, 2022 10:43 AM (yikp0)

330 This is the big hero of the PoC's who were mainly Republican voters until he came along to hoodwink and bamboozle them.
Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2022 10:40 AM (DJFLF)
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I believe Wilson reinstated racism as government policy after Teddy Roosevelt had moved to mitigate that policy.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 06, 2022 10:43 AM (5pTK/)

331 Uvalde cops: We only out number the tranny shooter 100-1. If we go in there we might get shot!

America to 18 year olds in 2001: So you are going to get shot at by Jihadis, but it is ok you are Americans, and you will overcome.

Posted by: 18-1 at June 06, 2022 10:43 AM (ESjRY)

332 One of the more odd little missions US Navy PT boats carried out was to sneak up to the beaches at Normandy and dig up some of the sand for analysis because some boffin thought tanks would get bogged down.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2022 10:43 AM (k6qJn)

333 >> Someone needs to stand up those 19 Uvalde "cops" and tell them about Pointe du Hoc.


the American psyche is risk-averse now
nothing like those Army Rangers on D-Day

Posted by: DB at June 06, 2022 10:43 AM (geLO8)

334 147
' Ike had to go to the King to ask him to order Churchill to stay in Britain.'

I like how the king got this done. He told Churchill "I'm their king. I had better be at the landings too." Churchill backed down.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at June 06, 2022 10:43 AM (vNbzm)

335 328 I don't understand who, how or why anyone watches late night TV anymore? I don't watch much TV but there's so many more options than the same non funny political bullshit that they spew. I suppose it's the seals that like hearing the same pap over and over again. Biden would have been a goldmine for any late night comedian. Sadly, none of them are comedians anymore.
Posted by: Minnfidel at June 06, 2022 10:43 AM (GwxCX)

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I think they regularly get below a million views, which is why someone like Gutfield is able to overtake them so easily on cable.

The strength is, supposedly, how much these things get shared on social media, but it's always been a suspect argument. Yeah, Colbert is getting shared, but so is Gutfield. The analysis I've seen never compares the social media impact of both, it just presents the left side's as a big plus.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at June 06, 2022 10:44 AM (LvTSG)

336 I had a cow-worker that was a big Colbert fan and he would try to show me his "best" skits.

Most of them were boring and pedantic. The best I remember seeing was straight up stolen from a video someone else had posted to reddit weeks before. My cow-worker was really annoyed when I pointed it out.

Posted by: 18-1 at June 06, 2022 10:45 AM (ESjRY)

337 Muldoon,
Your dad's diary for today made me smile.
Corps Artillery must have a thing for villas. I was in VII Corps Arty in Desert Storm. We got stuck running the port after the ceasefire until the transportation guys could get set up. We occupied a villa in Dhahran.

Small world.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 06, 2022 10:45 AM (anj39)

338 the American psyche is risk-averse now
nothing like those Army Rangers on D-Day
Posted by: DB at June 06, 2022 10:43 AM (geLO


"The lawyers say that's a bad idea." - 21st Century America

Posted by: Wally at June 06, 2022 10:45 AM (FJYfm)

339 Outstanding choice CBD. And since it was just 2 days ago, let's not forget the Miracle at Midway (actually a pretty apt description, when the facts are viewed fairly), June 4 (so, this was the *80th* anniversary, sheesh).

And of course, as Muldoon's father's diary pointed out yesterday, June 5 was liberation of Rome. The first large Axis or occupied city liberated in the war.

This big deal was of course completely overshadowed by the operation commemorated in the illustration.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2022 10:45 AM (OTzUX)

340 OK, apparently I ran afoul of the 100 comment rule. Can someone please clarify what that is?
Posted by: NR Pax at June 06, 2022 10:37 AM (4olE

In specialized topics like the Art Thread, the Cobs want you to be somewhat on topic for 100 comments before flying off into abject silliness.

It's a loose rule. In one post one can comment on the topic at hand and switch to an unrelated subject.

Posted by: Robert at June 06, 2022 10:45 AM (sULGf)

341 330 This is the big hero of the PoC's who were mainly Republican voters until he came along to hoodwink and bamboozle them.
Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2022 10:40 AM (DJFLF)
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I believe Wilson reinstated racism as government policy after Teddy Roosevelt had moved to mitigate that policy.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 06, 2022 10:43 AM (5pTK/)

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There's a problem with pointing out that the Left's past heroes were all horrible. They want to destroy the whole past, not just ours. FDR was horrible? Well, that's because he was racist and awful and all of America's past is racist and awful and the only way forward is an anti-racist future that puts white people in their place.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at June 06, 2022 10:46 AM (LvTSG)

342 "The lawyers say that's a bad idea." - 21st Century America
Posted by: Wally at June 06, 2022 10:45 AM (FJYfm)

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What are we, chopped liver?

Posted by: Accounting at June 06, 2022 10:46 AM (VJsqe)

343 SCOTUS only released 1 ruling today re: American Airlines

there's ~ 30 more to go including abortion and NY gun control

It's going to be a massive dump in the last few weeks of June

Posted by: McCool at June 06, 2022 10:46 AM (BqBIh)

344 The left: The parties switched in the 1960s!

Also the left: Wilson and FDR were awesome weren't they?

Posted by: 18-1 at June 06, 2022 10:47 AM (ESjRY)

345 (I took my Gilbert Chemistry set very seriously )
Posted by: naturalfake
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I still have the decimated remains of mine.
The fact that the guidebook contained a recipe for gunpowder, and the chemicals were there, changed my life. The impact on toy soldiers devastation was significant.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 06, 2022 10:36 AM (YsLD1)


Heh.

I found a formula for making a contact explosive in one of my Dad's old college chemistry texts using iodine crystal and household ammonia, so I had to try that, natch.
also, thermite. a-a-a-a-a-and other stuff.
I'm lucky I have all my fingers.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 06, 2022 10:47 AM (5NkmN)

346 343 SCOTUS only released 1 ruling today re: American Airlines

there's ~ 30 more to go including abortion and NY gun control

It's going to be a massive dump in the last few weeks of June
Posted by: McCool at June 06, 2022 10:46 AM (BqBIh)

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They released 3.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at June 06, 2022 10:47 AM (LvTSG)

347 By the way you can go see Point du Hoc on google maps right now.

Posted by: 18-1 at June 06, 2022 10:41 AM (ESjRY)

I'll be there in person in about 10 days.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 06, 2022 10:47 AM (XIJ/X)

348 340
In specialized topics like the Art Thread, the Cobs want you to be somewhat on topic for 100 comments before flying off into abject silliness.

It's a loose rule. In one post one can comment on the topic at hand and switch to an unrelated subject.


Thanks. So noted for later. Sorry, CBD.

Posted by: NR Pax at June 06, 2022 10:47 AM (4olE8)

349 I'll be there in person in about 10 days.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 06, 2022 10:47 AM (XIJ/X)
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Cool.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 06, 2022 10:47 AM (5pTK/)

350 344 The left: The parties switched in the 1960s!

Also the left: Wilson and FDR were awesome weren't they?
Posted by: 18-1 at June 06, 2022 10:47 AM (ESjRY)

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"And Calvin Coolidge was the worst president of the 20th Century, besides Reagan and W."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at June 06, 2022 10:47 AM (LvTSG)

351 They're going to have to feed Brandon a few pounds of hydraulic cement if they want to keep Kimmel's couch clean. FJB

Posted by: Maj. Healey at June 06, 2022 10:47 AM (fmt/2)

352
I'll be there in person in about 10 days.


Nice! General vacation to France or specifically seeing the D-Day location?

Posted by: 18-1 at June 06, 2022 10:48 AM (ESjRY)

353 I read a few articles last week regarding the underwater tourism going on at the Normandy beaches. It’s a haven for scuba divers with the hundreds wrecks, tanks etc. There is also the problem of salvage , there is a museum that has recovered personal effects of those who drowned etc. and families want it stopped. US government is working with France and GB to resolve how to protect these wrecks

Posted by: Jen the original at June 06, 2022 10:48 AM (ASNqn)

354 Invasion colors, according to Luftwaffe:

"If the airplanes are silver, they're American.
If they are tan, they're British...
and if they're invisible, they are ours!"

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 06, 2022 10:48 AM (videA)

355 I met a woman who's Scottish dad was on a submarine near the beach the night before the D-Day landing. They released a huge flock of sheep who's purpose was to set off landmines before the soldiers landed.

Bloody awful, hey. Sounds like something Churchill would think up.

Posted by: Ignoramus


Release the sheep. Make zipper sounds. Cause a stampede across the minefield.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at June 06, 2022 10:48 AM (c8pZY)

356 From memory but Ronaldus Maximus said something like; It's not that leftists know nothing but that leftists know so much that is wrong.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at June 06, 2022 10:48 AM (WKPeU)

357 I've been considering identifying as Godzilla .. have that urge to tramp buildings

Posted by: SMOD at June 06, 2022 10:49 AM (RHGPo)

358 I found a formula for making a contact explosive in one of my Dad's old college chemistry texts using iodine crystal and household ammonia, so I had to try that, natch.
also, thermite. a-a-a-a-a-and other stuff.
I'm lucky I have all my fingers.
Posted by: naturalfake at June 06, 2022


***
Damn. I wish my high school chemistry had covered stuff like that.

"My favorite teacher took a drink,
But now he is no more;
For what he thought was H2O
Was H2SO4!"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2022 10:49 AM (txdEq)

359 Posted by: naturalfake at June 06, 2022 10:47 AM (5NkmN)

Nitrogen tri-iodide.

Cool as hell!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 06, 2022 10:49 AM (XIJ/X)

360 Bif, I think you misread your wedding vows. The word was "marital", not "martial".
Posted by: creeper
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Cool!
I did Hapkido for a long time...15 years. Those falls take their toll!
Posted by: CBD

creeper, our 39th anniversary is the weekend after the tx mome.

i need to get into hapkido for the close quarters street brawling.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (UgAdJ) - at June 06, 2022 10:49 AM (UgAdJ)

361 and if they're invisible, they are ours!"

The Germans produced some top notch fighters during the war...but not enough of them.

And between the Battle for Britain and the war in the East they lost planes and pilots they could not afford to lose.

Posted by: 18-1 at June 06, 2022 10:49 AM (ESjRY)

362 By the way you can go see Point du Hoc on google maps right now.

Posted by: 18-1 at June 06, 2022 10:41 AM (ESjRY)

I'll be there in person in about 10 days.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

Hide your maple syrup, Hockers !

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2022 10:50 AM (arJlL)

363 I think they regularly get below a million views, which is why someone like Gutfield is able to overtake them so easily on cable.

The strength is, supposedly, how much these things get shared on social media, but it's always been a suspect argument. Yeah, Colbert is getting shared, but so is Gutfield. The analysis I've seen never compares the social media impact of both, it just presents the left side's as a big plus.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at June 06, 2022 10:44 AM

True. There really are few actual comedians anymore. Maybe it's also because I loathe Hollywood. Celebs saturate everything, so do I really give a fck about someone interviewing Matt Damon or a Kardashian?

Posted by: Minnfidel at June 06, 2022 10:50 AM (GwxCX)

364 Those were real heroes, not the diluted ones of today.

Posted by: Ziba at June 06, 2022 10:51 AM (S1hrL)

365 In specialized topics like the Art Thread, the Cobs want you to be somewhat on topic for 100 comments before flying off into abject silliness.
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The other, unwritten rule is "NO ABJECT SILLINESS ON THIS BLOG!"

It's the same rule I have for my cats at home, but they are quite rebellious creatures...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at June 06, 2022 10:51 AM (YIVH2)

366 Check out Reagan's speech re. "The Boys of Ponte du Hoc"
I would post a link but since I do savy tinyurl I do not want to spend a night in the box.

Posted by: waepnedmann at June 06, 2022 10:52 AM (URhzO)

367 Release the sheep. Make zipper sounds. Cause a stampede across the minefield.
Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at June 06, 2022 10:48 AM

Scottish song done by the Stones. Hey, McCloud, get off of my ewe.

Posted by: Minnfidel at June 06, 2022 10:52 AM (GwxCX)

368 Those were real heroes, not the diluted ones of today.

I still vividly remember climbing that cliff, personally pulling up all of my squad mates, and the killing all the Germans with my hands instead of some racist, NAZI gun.

Posted by: Richard Blumenthal at June 06, 2022 10:52 AM (ESjRY)

369 One of the more odd little missions US Navy PT boats carried out was to sneak up to the beaches at Normandy and dig up some of the sand for analysis because some boffin thought tanks would get bogged down.
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The pebble-shale beach at Dieppe de-tracked tanks landing on the beach in that operation. Didn't want a similar repeat although from a different cause I'd imagine even though successful landings had been made in the Med and Pacific.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at June 06, 2022 10:52 AM (yikp0)

370 Well, time to go face the day.

Later!

And, have a safe trip, CBD!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 06, 2022 10:52 AM (5pTK/)

371 The site is pretty much untouched from the way the it was left by the Army. Huge bomb craters all over and damaged and unfinished gun placements. Simple monument on the point that Regan dedicated.

Posted by: Javems at June 06, 2022 10:53 AM (AmoqO)

372 @326 Scots and sheep in a submarine.
And Monty Python never mentioned this once?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 06, 2022 10:53 AM (videA)

373 Just finished all 12 pills. If you see someone posting as "Vesuvius" later today that will be me.

Posted by: fd at June 06, 2022 10:53 AM (vrz2I)

374 366 Check out Reagan's speech re. "The Boys of Ponte du Hoc"
I would post a link but since I do savy tinyurl I do not want to spend a night in the box.

Posted by: waepnedmann at June 06, 2022 10:52 AM (URhzO)

Here you go. The Youtube of Reagan's speech:

https://tinyurl.com/36rje634

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at June 06, 2022 10:53 AM (N39Ws)

375 368 Those were real heroes, not the diluted ones of today.

I still vividly remember climbing that cliff, personally pulling up all of my squad mates, and the killing all the Germans with my hands instead of some racist, NAZI gun.
Posted by: Richard Blumenthal at June 06, 2022 10:52 AM (ESjRY)

You and me both, buddy!

Posted by: Brian Williams at June 06, 2022 10:53 AM (PiwSw)

376 363 True. There really are few actual comedians anymore. Maybe it's also because I loathe Hollywood. Celebs saturate everything, so do I really give a fck about someone interviewing Matt Damon or a Kardashian?
Posted by: Minnfidel at June 06, 2022 10:50 AM (GwxCX)

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The celebrity used to be a rare creature. You saw them on the silver screen and, once a year, at the Oscars. They were glamorous and remote.

The loss of control over celebrities started in the 70s or so with people like Warren Beatty trying to use their national platforms to bang chicks and influence political change in public. Morals clauses went out the window, and they became far more ubiquitous. The rise of television also helped dilute the number of stars.

This degraded for decades until social media when you could get unfiltered views at celebrities all the time. No longer remote or glamorous, they became rich, entitled, arrogant, and ignorant in front of us all at once. Seeing them appear on a talk show to flack their latest project was just less interesting in the 00s and 10s than in the 80s.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at June 06, 2022 10:53 AM (LvTSG)

377 Those were real heroes, not the diluted ones of today.
Posted by: Ziba at June 06, 2022 10:51 AM

Sadly true.

Posted by: Minnfidel at June 06, 2022 10:54 AM (GwxCX)

378 16 I see there's a happy little German in the upper right corner... dead.
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There were many non-German troops involved in the D-Day battle, some conscripted, some volunteer.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at June 06, 2022 10:54 AM (fs1hN)

379 Saving Private Ryan remake starring Brie Larson, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon. Jane Fonda and many others make special appearances.

We'll show those boys how to REALLY get things done!

Posted by: 496 at June 06, 2022 10:54 AM (VJsqe)

380 Didn't want a similar repeat although from a different cause I'd imagine even though successful landings had been made in the Med and Pacific.

My memory is that they did use a lot of what they learned in the Pacific in planning D-Day. Because back then we had a competent military command.

It turns out amphibious landings are hard and if you don't experiment and learn from them you will not get good at them.

Posted by: 18-1 at June 06, 2022 10:54 AM (ESjRY)

381 373 Just finished all 12 pills. If you see someone posting as "Vesuvius" later today that will be me.
Posted by: fd at June 06, 2022 10:53 AM (vrz2I)

Keep drinking fluids. You don't want to become dehydrated and have your electrolytes get out of whack. [Insert Brawndo commercial here].

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at June 06, 2022 10:55 AM (PiwSw)

382 I don't know how stupid it sounds it but I always thought they could have parachuted concrete cover barriers on the exposed beaches.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 06, 2022 10:55 AM (TimFr)

383 No big SCROTUS opinions today. Cowards.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at June 06, 2022 10:55 AM (fmt/2)

384 Funny story about John Wayne's appearance in The Longest Day. He'd had a huge feud with Zanuck and swore he'd never work with him again. But Zanuck wanted him badly, so he had representatives approach Wayne and offer him a Million dollars to appear in the movie, many multiples of what anyone else was being paid. Wayne was so shocked he didn't know what to say at first, and finally said "oh hell, sure."
And of course he gave a great performance.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2022 10:56 AM (q3gwH)

385 366 Check out Reagan's speech re. "The Boys of Ponte du Hoc"
I would post a link but since I do savy tinyurl I do not want to spend a night in the box.

Posted by: waepnedmann at June 06, 2022 10:52 AM (URhzO)

Here you go. The Youtube of Reagan's speech:

https://tinyurl.com/36rje634

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at June 06, 2022 10:53 AM (N39Ws)
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Now cringe imagine Joey poopy pants doing that. My God, how far we have fallen.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at June 06, 2022 10:56 AM (WKPeU)

386 383 No big SCROTUS opinions today. Cowards.
Posted by: Maj. Healey at June 06, 2022 10:55 AM (fmt/2)

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They're following the same pattern they always follow.

I was told that it was necessary for them to release Dodd immediately a month ago for their own safety.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at June 06, 2022 10:57 AM (LvTSG)

387 379 Saving Private Ryan remake starring Brie Larson, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon. Jane Fonda and many others make special appearances.

We'll show those boys how to REALLY get things done!
Posted by: 496 at June 06, 2022 10:54 AM (VJsqe)

Kristen Wiig in full battle gear will be TIGHT!

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, who may be watching too many Pitch Meetings at June 06, 2022 10:57 AM (PiwSw)

388 Scottish song done by the Stones. Hey, McCloud, get off of my ewe.
Posted by: Minnfidel


Golf clap.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at June 06, 2022 10:57 AM (c8pZY)

389 This degraded for decades until social media when you could get unfiltered views at celebrities all the time. No longer remote or glamorous, they became rich, entitled, arrogant, and ignorant in front of us all at once. Seeing them appear on a talk show to flack their latest project was just less interesting in the 00s and 10s than in the 80s.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at June 06, 2022 10:53 AM

Yep, like I said, they saturate everything. And some people for some reason seem to give two fucks about them and their opinions. Shut up and act or sing etc. If I want political views there's a zillion places to get that now. Celebs to me are less relevant than ever but a segment of our culture worships them for some reason. I can tell it's been a long time since I've cared because I know less and less of who's who in movies or TV.

Posted by: Minnfidel at June 06, 2022 10:57 AM (GwxCX)

390 The other, unwritten rule is "NO ABJECT SILLINESS ON THIS BLOG!"

It's the same rule I have for my cats at home, but they are quite rebellious creatures...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at June 06, 2022


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No abject silliness?

But, but . . . what will we write about?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2022 10:57 AM (txdEq)

391 And hence the ancient debate; do we live by Christian values, or by Viking values? I admit there are times when it's hard to deny the attraction of the latter.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2022 10:31 AM (q3gwH)


My sense is that both exist concurrently.

The Viking mentality running the show, with the moral thinker following orders dutifully.

Modern geopolitics is a macrocosm of gladiator games, where the powerless are pitted against each other for the entertainment and amusement of the ruling class.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 06, 2022 10:58 AM (66TLh)

392 Saving Private Ryan remake starring Brie Larson, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon. Jane Fonda and many others make special appearances.

We'll show those boys how to REALLY get things done!
Posted by: 496 at June 06, 2022


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Melissa will be cast as the U.S.S. Missouri.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2022 10:58 AM (txdEq)

393 JamesMadison- Re Lincoln, I strongly recommend, as a counter-perspective. : https://tinyurl.com/muud8mcy

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 06, 2022 10:59 AM (2e5RV)

394 389 Yep, like I said, they saturate everything. And some people for some reason seem to give two fucks about them and their opinions. Shut up and act or sing etc. If I want political views there's a zillion places to get that now. Celebs to me are less relevant than ever but a segment of our culture worships them for some reason. I can tell it's been a long time since I've cared because I know less and less of who's who in movies or TV.
Posted by: Minnfidel at June 06, 2022 10:57 AM (GwxCX)

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There will be star fuckers forever. That's never going to change.

The reality now, though, is that, in the aggregate, celebrity endorsement of political things actually makes the political things they're advocating for less popular. This was shown a few years ago when they all went en masse for some cause or the other and public opinion actually ended up swaying the other way.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at June 06, 2022 10:59 AM (LvTSG)

395 Melissa will be cast as the U.S.S. Missouri.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2022 10:58 AM (txdEq)

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Kamala Harris has a cameo appearance as a foxhole

Posted by: 496 at June 06, 2022 10:59 AM (VJsqe)

396 Statista has an infographic of the refugees leaving Ukraine due to the war.

And the amusing thing is about 1 million of them have gone to...Russia.

But remember Russia is just like the NAZIs and wants to kill Ukrainians for fun.

Posted by: 18-1 at June 06, 2022 10:59 AM (ESjRY)

397 393 JamesMadison- Re Lincoln, I strongly recommend, as a counter-perspective. : https://tinyurl.com/muud8mcy
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 06, 2022 10:59 AM (2e5RV)

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He's 8.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at June 06, 2022 10:59 AM (LvTSG)

398 Imagining an alt painting of the folks back home on June 6. Often heard about churches and houses if worship open and filling up as news of the big invasion went public.

Posted by: Rex B at June 06, 2022 10:59 AM (KP7aq)

399 Thank you, CBD.

Posted by: m at June 06, 2022 11:00 AM (kM+7t)

400 Saving Private Ryan remake starring Brie Larson, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon. Jane Fonda and many others make special appearances.

We'll show those boys how to REALLY get things done!
Posted by: 496 at June 06, 2022 10:54 AM (VJsqe)

Everyone's period syncs up and they spend two hours fighting over who gets to sleep with Private Ryan.

Posted by: Robert at June 06, 2022 11:00 AM (X02em)

401 And hence the ancient debate; do we live by Christian values, or by Viking values? I admit there are times when it's hard to deny the attraction of the latter.

Posted by: Tom Servo

I'm waiting for God to say, "go berzerker".

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at June 06, 2022 11:00 AM (c8pZY)

402 Just uploaded to YouTube by Mark Felton - East German Boy Scout Tank Unit.

1/3rd scale tanks powered by Trabant engines.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2022 11:00 AM (k6qJn)

403 Saving Private Ryan remake starring Brie Larson, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon. Jane Fonda and many others make special appearances.

We'll show those boys how to REALLY get things done!
Posted by: 496 at June 06, 2022

***
Melissa will be cast as the U.S.S. Missouri.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2022 10:58 AM (txdEq)
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MeliSSa is no Brian Dennehy but she will fill the part.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at June 06, 2022 11:00 AM (WKPeU)

404 Here you go. The Youtube of Reagan's speech:

https://tinyurl.com/36rje634

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at June 06, 2022 10:53 AM (N39Ws)

In front of the men who actually climbed the cliff. Unreal. WTF happened to this country.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 06, 2022 11:01 AM (VwHCD)

405 Actor of the Day

Wallace Shawn was in Starting Over with Kevin Bacon.

Wallace Shawn was in Mom and Dad Save the World with Jeffery Jones, who was in Sleepy Hollow with Christopher Lee.

Mom and Dad Save the World manages to be charming and awful at the same time. Morgan Freeman is in it, and it is always nice to see huge actors back when they were in vaguely embarrassing movies.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 06, 2022 11:01 AM (44ww/)

406 I'll be there in person in about 10 days.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 06, 2022 10:47 AM (XIJ/X)

On the way from the Cemetery to the point there is a way to drive down to Omaha Beach. There is a German pillbox and parking by the beach. Still bits of barbed wire around in the dunes. It's in a pretty famous gap.

Posted by: Javems at June 06, 2022 11:01 AM (AmoqO)

407 Imagining an alt painting of the folks back home on June 6. Often heard about churches and houses if worship open and filling up as news of the big invasion went public.
Posted by: Rex B at June 06, 2022


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Wait, I know I've seen that. A painting here, or maybe a B & W photograph.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2022 11:01 AM (txdEq)

408 We'll show those boys how to REALLY get things done!
Posted by: 496 at June 06, 2022

***
Melissa will be cast as the U.S.S. Missouri.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2022 10:58 AM (txdEq)
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MeliSSa is no Brian Dennehy but she will fill the part.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at June 06, 2022 11:00 AM (WKPeU)

With special guest Lena Dunham in a bikini as Point du H'oc

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at June 06, 2022 11:01 AM (906pl)

409 No abject silliness?

But, but . . . what will we write about?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2022 10:57 AM (txdEq)
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This blog reminds me of the Monty Python sketches that stopped abruptly when a military man stomped into the sketch, shutting it down because it was too silly. Mainly it was because the Pythons didn't quite know how to deliver a punchline on certain skits--so they just stopped it for being too silly...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at June 06, 2022 11:01 AM (YIVH2)

410 MeliSSa is no Brian Dennehy but she will fill the part port.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable


Fixed for naval traditions.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at June 06, 2022 11:02 AM (c8pZY)

411 On Utah beach in particular, I think, there were lots of non-German Wehrmacht troops. Recall (mostly) one item from there, I believe some junior officer who came up to Teddy Roosevelt Jr (III) the first few hours of the landing. His unit had not encountered many Germans, and the interpreters had trouble getting info about the enemy who had surrendered.

"Just who are we fighting here, sir??".

I think the Korean who was in 3 armies in WWII (both sides) was captured at Utah.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2022 11:03 AM (OTzUX)

412 I've sometimes struggled at times in my life to fully comprehend the pathology of the axiom "No good deed goes unpunished."....
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 06, 2022 10:18 AM (66TLh)


Basically, you're way over-thinking this, or haven't run a business where you help people who created their own problems.

I think everyone learns this to a certain degree. If someone comes to you for help, ie. your job, and they haven't valued themselves in this aspect and thus your services.
If you give into the impulse to help ala charity, you will simply get screwed in some way shape or form. Because they don't value what you do, they won't follow up properly have more issues and eat up a tone of your productive time. If they think you're a great guy, guess what? They recommend their asshople friends who also have no money and waste your time.

They may be lying, which is often the case, and actually have money but play you for a sucker. Happens a lot if you let it. Or, they may want drugs, if you fall for their ploy, they think you're a sucker and send all of their drugged-up a-hole friends to your office and scare off business.
It's just a truism of life.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 06, 2022 11:03 AM (5NkmN)

413 Nood rant.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, who may be watching too many Pitch Meetings at June 06, 2022 11:03 AM (PiwSw)

414 Saving Private Ryan remake starring Brie Larson, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon. Jane Fonda and many others make special appearances.

We'll show those boys how to REALLY get things done!
Posted by: 496 at June 06, 2022 10:54 AM

Not enough trannies and POC. Hater!

Posted by: Minnfidel at June 06, 2022 11:03 AM (GwxCX)

415 No abject silliness?

But, but . . . what will we write about?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2022 10:57 AM (txdEq)
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This blog reminds me of the Monty Python sketches that stopped abruptly when a military man stomped into the sketch, shutting it down because it was too silly. Mainly it was because the Pythons didn't quite know how to deliver a punchline on certain skits--so they just stopped it for being too silly...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at June 06, 2022


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"The . . larch."

"And now for something completely different --!"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2022 11:03 AM (txdEq)

416 I saw one of Kate McKinnon or Kristin Wiig (they kind of are the same person aren't they?) in a movie where she's the side piece for some rich guy and unhappy about it.

She ends up settling instead for a nice guy sheriff. And it made me laugh because the move is subtlety very un-pc.

You mean what "the heart wants!" might not always be the best choice? And settling for a sheriff. No, that's not Elon Musk, but sheriff is a pretty high prestige job in our society...

Posted by: 18-1 at June 06, 2022 11:05 AM (ESjRY)

417 65 Just got 2 Emails from my Command:

NOT about D-Day

About Pride Month and Juneteenth?????

I wanna cry
Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2022 09:43 AM (d0Qel)

This is so sad. I'll cry with you.

Posted by: m at June 06, 2022 11:05 AM (kM+7t)

418 Saving Private Ryan remake starring Brie Larson, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon. Jane Fonda and many others make special appearances.

We'll show those boys how to REALLY get things done!
Posted by: 496 at June 06, 2022

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Melissa will be cast as the U.S.S. Missouri.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius
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Who is going to play Colin Maud's dog? Oh, sorry, that was 'The Longest Day'. Never mind. Although, I would go with either Whoopie Goldberg, or Rosie O'Donnell...maybe Trigglypuff.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 06, 2022 11:05 AM (dx9uU)

419 Mom and Dad Save the World manages to be charming and awful at the same time. Morgan Freeman is in it, and it is always nice to see huge actors back when they were in vaguely embarrassing movies.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 06, 2022 11:01 AM (44ww/)

That movie was save by Teri Gar's great cleavage.

Posted by: Robert at June 06, 2022 11:05 AM (EpCmD)

420 Modern geopolitics is a macrocosm of gladiator games, where the powerless are pitted against each other for the entertainment and amusement of the ruling class.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 06, 2022 10:58 AM (66TLh)

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Out: Bread and Circuses.
In: Welfare and Media.

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun & games & Starveflation aims at June 06, 2022 11:06 AM (iVmfy)

421 Posted by: naturalfake at June 06, 2022 10:47 AM (5NkmN)

Nitrogen tri-iodide.

Cool as hell!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 06, 2022 10:49 AM (XIJ/X)


It was, my friend. It was.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 06, 2022 11:06 AM (5NkmN)

422 Donald Trump as Hitler. Or Kyle Rittenhouse.

Posted by: 496 at June 06, 2022 11:06 AM (VJsqe)

423 "If the airplanes are silver, they're American.
If they are tan, they're British...
and if they're invisible, they are ours!"
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It killed me how the German actor portraying the one of a pair of pilots [Colonel Priller] in the Longest Day looked like Richard Basehart. I had to look it up online to check when I watched the film with my nephew.
https://tinyurl.com/s9y2mynh

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at June 06, 2022 11:07 AM (yikp0)

424 Just got 2 Emails from my Command:

NOT about D-Day

About Pride Month and Juneteenth?????

I wanna cry
Posted by: Nevergiveup
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On Memorial Day, the local now-Gannett-owned rag featured a lead front page article on LGBTQLSMFT+ 'advances'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 06, 2022 11:07 AM (kT5Bb)

425 Those were real heroes, not the diluted ones of today.

There is something in our Modern-Day Conservative gene that makes us have to say things like this.

If you've met people who were there at places like Mogadishu, Fallujah, or the 'last stand' at Kabul, you know better. Hair shirts and self-flagellation: our heritage and destiny.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 06, 2022 11:08 AM (videA)

426 Those men were braver on that day than all the brave I have shown throughout my 64 years... I wish I could claim to be 10% as brave...

Posted by: setnaffa at June 06, 2022 11:09 AM (gtYIl)

427 Nitrogen tri-iodide.

Cool as hell!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo
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"We'll just sprinkle some of this stuff in the hallway at school", said no 12 year-old ever.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 06, 2022 11:10 AM (kT5Bb)

428 Those men were braver on that day than all the brave I have shown throughout my 64 years... I wish I could claim to be 10% as brave...
Posted by: setnaffa
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Mostly very nearly scared shitless, but showing courage.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 06, 2022 11:11 AM (kT5Bb)

429
I found a formula for making a contact explosive in one of my Dad's old college chemistry texts using iodine crystal and household ammonia, so I had to try that, natch.
also, thermite. a-a-a-a-a-and other stuff.
I'm lucky I have all my fingers.
Nitrogen tri-iodide
Jolie whipped up a batch in the movie Salt with first aid supplies and ammonia in the janitor's closet (you kind of had to go with it, because she did not wash it with alcohol and dry it so that it would actually work).
Our high school chemistry teacher used to put drops of it on the windows of the classroom. When dried it was minefield for flies.
On occasion, as a fly would investigate one of the mini-mines there would be a poof and a little purple smoke interrutpting on of his lectures.
Chemistry is fun!

Posted by: waepnedmann at June 06, 2022 11:21 AM (URhzO)

430 My other grandfather was in N Africa. Followed much the same path as Muldoon’s dad.

Sigh. Dwelling on this raises my BP.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 06, 2022 09:46 AM (lAyzZ)

My dad, as well. Wounded twice. I still have the two telegrams my mom received from The War Dept informing her that her husband was wounded in action. My dad lived the rest of his life with the scars on his back where he caught the hot fragments of an exploding shell. He passed in 2003, being spared Obama and the disaster his beloved country had become. Bless you, dad.

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy at June 06, 2022 11:22 AM (Zvtjl)

431 It killed me how the German actor portraying the one of a pair of pilots [Colonel Priller] in the Longest Day looked like Richard Basehart. I had to look it up online to check when I watched the film with my nephew.
https://tinyurl.com/s9y2mynh
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at June 06, 2022 11:07 AM (yikp0)

Pips cracks me up with his sarcasm. He survived the war and was a consultant for The Longest Day movie. That kinda stuff is cool to me.

Posted by: Count de Monet at June 06, 2022 11:32 AM (4I/2K)

432 But check out Google's homepage. A tribute to the inventor of the espresso machine.

Posted by: chainsaW@chainsaw.com at June 06, 2022 11:40 AM (W7im9)

433 Mostly very nearly scared shitless, but showing courage. --Hammer.

Yes, in all such circumstances, "scared shitless" is a common virtue.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 06, 2022 11:57 AM (videA)

434 341 There's a problem with pointing out that the Left's past heroes were all horrible. They want to destroy the whole past, not just ours. FDR was horrible? Well, that's because he was racist and awful and all of America's past is racist and awful and the only way forward is an anti-racist future that puts white people in their place.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at June 06, 2022 10:46 AM (LvTSG)

Really good point.

Posted by: m at June 06, 2022 12:41 PM (kM+7t)

435 My friend Walt Ehlers went ashore "in the back half of the first wave". He received the MOH a few days later for his actions in Goville, France. Walt has passed away like most of them.

One night we were having dinner and I told Walt I don't think I could have done it. He told me with the right training, I could have done it. I was still not sure, but if I was following him I would have done it.

Thank goodness America raised people like that. When I read that soldiers are getting mail from command on Juneteenth etc I wonder if we could pull something like that off again.....

Posted by: jeff at June 06, 2022 05:53 PM (pvt9V)

436 They landed at Normandy on June 6th so we can enjoy our Freedoms Go to the Beach and have Picnics and Fairs noting the Nazis would have all in Concentration Camps

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at June 06, 2022 06:21 PM (wGqjj)

437 Thanks for finally talking about >Mid-Morning Art Thread <Liked it!

Posted by: vach ngan ve sinh at June 17, 2022 06:52 AM (JBmgl)

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