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Posted by: Pixy Misa at 04:00 AM




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1 Since I can't sleep (damn nap I took hours ago), I'll wait for my Stirling update. He sounds like a good dude.

Posted by: SFGoth at June 23, 2022 04:03 AM (KAi1n)

2 You've been on a roll, there, on the ONT, SFGoth!
Including nood-calling.

Posted by: m at June 23, 2022 04:05 AM (WU7ER)

3 hiya

Posted by: JT at June 23, 2022 04:07 AM (arJlL)

4 Good morning!

Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 23, 2022 04:13 AM (u82oZ)

5 Hi, JT.

Are you up late or getting up early?

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 23, 2022 04:14 AM (u82oZ)

6 >> Motherboards for Intel's 13th generation CPUs will support DDR4 RAM. (Tom's Hardware)

Availability of DDR5 has improved but it's still a lot more expensive than DDR4, so this is something to consider if you're on a budget.

Posted by That Pixy Dude

You wanna talk about frugal? Jack Benny used to complain about people tossing around nickels like they were manhole covers.

I cut circuitry into sand dollars I find on the beach.

Morning, y'all.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 23, 2022 04:18 AM (F0YaR)

7
Pixels are now sentient. Any more abuse and they're walking! You have been warned!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at June 23, 2022 04:19 AM (pNxlR)

8 Morning all!

A whole 5 hours of sleep last night. Definitely a nap this afternoon.

Good news though. I had my annual physical yesterday and the doc didn't make me lie to him again. Last year he asked if I had gotten the jab. Maybe the fact I had the Nominomicrom in January sufficed.

Posted by: Bruce at June 23, 2022 04:19 AM (vd8XM)

9 Does the oven work, Pixy?

Posted by: Infidel at June 23, 2022 04:19 AM (IcyNP)

10 Couple minutes to coffee
Good evening Pixy

Posted by: Skip at June 23, 2022 04:19 AM (2JoB8)

11 I guess you get a new hash when the power goes out.

Posted by: Infidel at June 23, 2022 04:21 AM (IcyNP)

12 I guess you get a new hash when the power goes out.
Posted by: Infidel

In a few months, I promise new hashes every day, sometimes twice a day.

My word as a Biden.

...SLoe Joe...

Posted by: Bruce at June 23, 2022 04:24 AM (vd8XM)

13 Hi, JT.

Are you up late or getting up early?
Posted by: NaCly Dog

Yes

Posted by: JT at June 23, 2022 04:25 AM (arJlL)

14 Good morning!

Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 23, 2022 04:13 AM (u82oZ)


To be fair, i kinda like Robert E. Howard's reinterpretation of an 'alleged' Ghenghis Khan quote --

Conan knows what is best. This is an abbreviation of the Ghesgis Khan quote: "The greatest pleasure is to vanquish your enemies and chase them before you, to rob them of their wealth and see those dear to them bathed in tears, to ride their horses and clasp to your bosom their wives and daughters."

REH did a nice job of exercising editorial discretion.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 23, 2022 04:26 AM (F0YaR)

15 I usually keep my hash for months

Posted by: Skip at June 23, 2022 04:29 AM (2JoB8)

16 Did anyone NOOD in the ONT?

Posted by: Ciampino at June 23, 2022 04:30 AM (qfLjt)

17 I usually keep my hash for months
Posted by: Skip

Real nice Skip. Especially when there are place in the city that are hash deserts.
Share the wealth man.

Posted by: Bruce at June 23, 2022 04:31 AM (vd8XM)

18 Did anyone NOOD in the ONT?
Posted by: Ciampino

See 655

Posted by: Bruce at June 23, 2022 04:31 AM (vd8XM)

19 Mornin', all

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at June 23, 2022 04:32 AM (/gDhS)

20 > Pixels are now sentient. Any more abuse and they're walking! You have been warned!

Don't worry. Making sure the right pixels go in the right place is my job.

Posted by: Bitblt@mailinator.com at June 23, 2022 04:33 AM (62Gyn)

21 "We live in an age of miracles and no-one is happy."

truer words have never been said.

G'mornin' everyone !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - ultra maga ftw ! at June 23, 2022 04:33 AM (tTVIN)

22 I did.

Posted by: SFGoth at June 23, 2022 04:34 AM (KAi1n)

23 GnuBreed

Well, it is repetitive. But it is my thing.

We are not going all Golden Horde in a panopticon society. There is so much suffering in war, or a raiding society. Our entire architecture is for a high-trust society. Waled compounds like in Afghanistan may be a response, but not yet.

Our biggest issue is the evil in government and our usurpers in the corridors of power. They want us to be thralls. My daily message is my feeble attempt to not let the killjoys bend you to their twisted will.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 23, 2022 04:34 AM (u82oZ)

24 22 I did.

Posted by: SFGoth at June 23, 2022 04:34 AM (KAi1n)
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YesI went back and checked. I missed it.

Posted by: Ciampino left behind in the ONT again at June 23, 2022 04:36 AM (qfLjt)

25 Big doings this Saturday. Our nieces wedding shower. My wife and our other niece have been in a flurry of activity for 2 months.
Tomorrow we pick up the bakery for the sweets table, and then I can stand down until the bachelorette party. Niece is having it in Chicago near downtown. Wife and I are getting a hotel room.

I'm thinking about getting a CC license.

Posted by: Bruce at June 23, 2022 04:37 AM (vd8XM)

26 >>...
Especially when there are place in the city that are hash deserts.
Share the wealth man.
Posted by: Bruce at June 23, 2022 04:31 AM

I read that as hash desserts

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at June 23, 2022 04:37 AM (/gDhS)

27 JT did you get rain?
I am sure not 10 miles away it poured for hours

Posted by: Skip at June 23, 2022 04:38 AM (2JoB8)

28 Seat 10B. My previous flight didn't have a row 10.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 23, 2022 04:39 AM (/BKvs)

29 Hiya MLiiGRAM !

Posted by: JT at June 23, 2022 04:39 AM (arJlL)

30 I read that as hash desserts
Posted by: My Life is Insanity

Like Heavenly Hash. Or Fluff Salad.

Mmmmm....now I'm hungry.

Posted by: Bruce at June 23, 2022 04:39 AM (vd8XM)

31 Seat 10B. My previous flight didn't have a row 10.
Posted by: Pixy Misa

You're sitting in the crapper then Pixy

Posted by: Bruce at June 23, 2022 04:40 AM (vd8XM)

32 Posted by: Bruce at June 23, 2022 04:37 AM (vd8XM)


Amazing what kind of money is spent on weddings. Daughter stood up in one last weekend. Quite the event.

I think my entire wedding weekend cost less than $2K. Granted it was 4 years ago and very low key, but still.

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at June 23, 2022 04:41 AM (/gDhS)

33 Not sure it's a good idea if it's enemy territory.

Posted by: Infidel at June 23, 2022 04:41 AM (IcyNP)

34 *41 years ago ! Not 4

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at June 23, 2022 04:41 AM (/gDhS)

35 My new HP laptop has an SSD and a hard drive.
The SSD is of a brand unknown to me 128G KIOXIA.
I have had one reboot because of some corruption and Windows has lost Notepad.exe. There are copies that work but the one it tries to load via the registry pointer has a file length of 0. There are several files in that system folder with zero bytes. I hope the SSD is not the culprit.
Did I mention that I don't like SSDs? When they go they are gone unlike a platter drive.

Posted by: Ciampino not a champion of SSD at June 23, 2022 04:42 AM (qfLjt)

36 As usual, I keep my links open for the thread's existence when I'm quoting stuff. So if you wanna see my source(s), ask.

But look at how REH tightened up the Khan quote:

"What is best in life, Conan?"

"Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of the women."

For a guy getting paid by the word, he was... terse.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 23, 2022 04:43 AM (F0YaR)

37 Hey JT! It's already gramma day! Which also means I gotta head out early to leave work early.

She's almost walking on her own. 11 months old!

Have a great day, all

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at June 23, 2022 04:44 AM (/gDhS)

38 GnuBreed

Well, it is repetitive. But it is my thing.

We are not going all Golden Horde in a panopticon society. There is so much suffering in war, or a raiding society. Our entire architecture is for a high-trust society. Waled compounds like in Afghanistan may be a response, but not yet.

Our biggest issue is the evil in government and our usurpers in the corridors of power. They want us to be thralls. My daily message is my feeble attempt to not let the killjoys bend you to their twisted will.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 23, 2022 04:34 AM (u82oZ)


My comment is commentary, not critique. No offense, man.

I'm practicing my curmudgeon online personality.
It's my sweet spot.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 23, 2022 04:48 AM (F0YaR)

39
Coming from a poor family, my wife saved her money for years to pay for her wedding. The reception hall cost $2,500 dollars. On the car ride back to my apartment she opened up all of the envelopes she had been handed throughout the evening. $2,500 dollars.

Adjusted for inflation that's about $20,000 in Biden Bucks. What some of these brides and/or their parents want to spend is crazy.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at June 23, 2022 04:48 AM (dQvv7)

40 GnuBreed

I took it as commentary. No worries!

We all need different tools in our toolkit to face evil. And it is evil.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 23, 2022 04:51 AM (u82oZ)

41 We all need different tools in our toolkit to face evil. And it is evil.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

You mean like bigger white flags?

Posted by: Bruce at June 23, 2022 04:51 AM (vd8XM)

42 Early chores.

Have a great day, everyone. Head on a swivel and have a plan.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 23, 2022 04:52 AM (u82oZ)

43 41 We all need different tools in our toolkit to face evil. And it is evil.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

You mean like bigger white flags?

Posted by: Bruce at June 23, 2022 04:51 AM (vd8XM)
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Only if you are French.

Posted by: Ciampino at June 23, 2022 04:53 AM (qfLjt)

44 Got lucky with kidlet's wedding 13 yrs ago. Spent about 6K with open bar. Friend of dad rented a cool venue, and the family business was events. Bro bought the dress, on sale. Sam's club did a very nice cake. Had about 50 people.

that shit is way too expensive.

Posted by: Infidel at June 23, 2022 04:55 AM (IcyNP)

45 Bruce

We are Americans. Not the French.

And we, the ones trying to stop ideas that have not worked for 150 years, have been tempered to resist. If our means of self-defense are taken, the mass killings will start. Tis ever thus.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 23, 2022 04:55 AM (u82oZ)

46 And we, the ones trying to stop ideas that have not worked for 150 years, have been tempered to resist. If our means of self-defense are taken, the mass killings will start. Tis ever thus.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

I'm not sure on how Red Flag laws work, but can elected official that may do harm to themselves or others be reported?

Posted by: Bruce at June 23, 2022 04:57 AM (vd8XM)

47 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo at June 23, 2022 05:00 AM (ju2Fy)

48 we spent a C-note, tops, getting married.

Saturday morning, City Hall, Marriage Court, w/ 2 pals each.
took 'em out for brunch.

we both went to work on Monday morning.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - ultra maga ftw ! at June 23, 2022 05:01 AM (tTVIN)

49 Bruce, they are protected.

Look at Soros prosecutors and the carnage they cause. Yet they have security forces that the crime victims do not. It is not Justice.

Got to go, alas.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 23, 2022 05:02 AM (u82oZ)

50 46 And we, the ones trying to stop ideas that have not worked for 150 years, have been tempered to resist. If our means of self-defense are taken, the mass killings will start. Tis ever thus.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

I'm not sure on how Red Flag laws work, but can elected official that may do harm to themselves or others be reported?

Posted by: Bruce at June 23, 2022 04:57 AM (vd8XM)
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I'm sure you can report anyone but will a court favor you, a deplorable, or the official, who may have pull?

Posted by: Ciampino at June 23, 2022 05:05 AM (qfLjt)

51 I'm sure you can report anyone but will a court favor you, a deplorable, or the official, who may have pull?
Posted by: Ciampino

The haves and have nots. Same as it ever was.

Posted by: Infidel at June 23, 2022 05:08 AM (IcyNP)

52 I'm sure you can report anyone but will a court favor you, a deplorable, or the official, who may have pull?
Posted by: Ciampino

What if there are multiple deplorables? Like a class action suit.

I know, I know, Fark you , pay me.

Posted by: Bruce at June 23, 2022 05:09 AM (vd8XM)

53
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 23, 2022 05:09 AM (ENBF0)

54 52 I'm sure you can report anyone but will a court favor you, a deplorable, or the official, who may have pull?
Posted by: Ciampino

What if there are multiple deplorables? Like a class action suit.
I know, I know, Fark you , pay me.
Posted by: Bruce at June 23, 2022 05:09 AM (vd8XM)
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The court may say you have no standing. Remember the birth certificate?

Posted by: Ciampino - I'm sitting at June 23, 2022 05:13 AM (qfLjt)

55
If the leftists were fine upstanding honorable people red flag laws could work. But they're pieces of shit that would abuse them, so fvck the whole idea.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at June 23, 2022 05:14 AM (dQvv7)

56 Exactly what Divide by Zero said.

Posted by: Infidel at June 23, 2022 05:16 AM (IcyNP)

57 Red Flags to Leftists are made to attack their enemies

Posted by: Skip at June 23, 2022 05:17 AM (2JoB8)

58 Mornin, folken,

I'm still under the weather -- foggy head and fatigue, though I think the fever has broken. I do need to take a shower and shave.

Stirling the kitten did something new this morning. He crawled into bed with me and began actually to nuzzle at my neck! I could hear him, suckling noises, and he was kneading me with his paws. This is a 3-month kitten, so he left his mother quite a while ago. It didn't creep me out exactly, but I haven't had a cat who did the kneading with the paws thing in quite a while. I know we take the maternal role in their lives to a degree. (I used to say that if Arizona, the rugged red tabby, thought of me as his mother, the closest human analogy would be Norman Bates and his mom.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 23, 2022 05:19 AM (c6xtn)

59 We are not on topic and we haven't reached 100 yet.

Posted by: Ciampino - steering a wobbly course at June 23, 2022 05:19 AM (qfLjt)

60 we spent a C-note, tops, getting married.

Saturday morning, City Hall, Marriage Court, w/ 2 pals each.
took 'em out for brunch.

we both went to work on Monday morning.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez - ultra maga ftw ! at June 23, 2022


***
I find that kinda romantic -- in that the focus was on you two, not on some big $$$ event.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 23, 2022 05:21 AM (c6xtn)

61 Now it's raining

Posted by: Skip's phone at June 23, 2022 05:21 AM (2JoB8)

62 Stirling has a crush.

Posted by: SFGoth at June 23, 2022 05:22 AM (KAi1n)

63
My own sister reported a neighbor of hers to the FBI because they had a Facebook photo of themselves at the Capitol on J6. Is she a hard core leftist? Absolutely.

You give her a red flag law and she'd have a field day.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at June 23, 2022 05:22 AM (dQvv7)

64 When they talk about pixel sizes of 0.64 microns, that is 640nm. It is getting to photon wavelength size. Won't that cause problems?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 23, 2022 05:24 AM (t3/qz)

65 Stirling has a crush.
Posted by: SFGoth at June 23, 2022


***
If he were a girl cat, I wouldn't find it so startling. Yeah, I know, they don't worry about sex "roles" the way we do.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 23, 2022 05:24 AM (c6xtn)

66 I guess we need common sense Red Flag laws.

Get on it Mitch

Posted by: Bruce at June 23, 2022 05:24 AM (vd8XM)

67 Now it's raining
Posted by: Skip's phone

Not here, yet.....

Posted by: JT at June 23, 2022 05:26 AM (arJlL)

68 I need to take a nap as I've been up at least 14 hours.
Good morning all, I'll talk later.

Posted by: Ciampino getting sleepy at June 23, 2022 05:27 AM (qfLjt)

69 I need to take a nap as I've been up at least 14 hours.
Good morning all, I'll talk later.
Posted by: Ciampino getting sleepy

Sounds good to me!

Posted by: Bruce at June 23, 2022 05:28 AM (vd8XM)

70 Whomever said McConnell's face looked like it was melting was correct. His brain is long gone.

Posted by: Infidel at June 23, 2022 05:28 AM (IcyNP)

71
My leftist sister also petitioned the state to get my Dads license taken away from him. Someone helped him get it back. She once again petitioned the state to get his license revoked. He gave up and died shortly after.

I always suspected she was the one who had OSHA drop into my business. I'll bet she's burning the phone lines petitioning for red flag laws so that she can continue her hobby of destroying lives.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at June 23, 2022 05:34 AM (dQvv7)

72 I always suspected she was the one who had OSHA drop into my business. I'll bet she's burning the phone lines petitioning for red flag laws so that she can continue her hobby of destroying lives.
Posted by: Divide by Zero

I'm sorry. It's sad she is so empty.

Posted by: Infidel at June 23, 2022 05:36 AM (IcyNP)

73
My company had a "Town Hall" in which they announced they are siloing their divisions and culling their verticals.

Which means massive layoffs are coming in 6 - 12 months.

Good thing I'm in a position to retire early if I wanted to.

Probably open a Falafal cart.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 23, 2022 05:41 AM (X42kT)

74
I'm sorry. It's sad she is so empty.

Posted by: Infidel at June 23, 2022 05:36 AM


That's the right term, empty. She fills her life with her love of Big Brother and abusing the power of the state. She does not need another tool.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at June 23, 2022 05:42 AM (dQvv7)

75 My company had a "Town Hall" in which they announced they are siloing their divisions and culling their verticals.


HA! I thought at first that they were getting new window treatments.

Posted by: Bruce at June 23, 2022 05:45 AM (vd8XM)

76 That's the right term, empty. She fills her life with her love of Big Brother and abusing the power of the state. She does not need another tool.
Posted by: Divide by Zero

She could start up a movement in her area. Call it "Mind your own f-ing business"

Posted by: Bruce at June 23, 2022 05:47 AM (vd8XM)

77 @75

>>HA! I thought at first that they were getting new window treatments.

Well, we'll be getting the treatment real soon.

My company is a textbook case of a company expanding beyond its tools, processes and talent pool.

We went from a 3/4 billion dollar company to a 2 billion dollar company in less than 5 years.

The plandemic and supply chain issues have not helped any either.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 23, 2022 05:49 AM (X42kT)

78 Good morning everyone.

Quote for the day:

"To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible."
-- St. Thomas Aquinas

Posted by: Tonypete on the road at June 23, 2022 05:53 AM (pTyJa)

79 @78

"Screws fall out all the time, the worlds is an imperfect place."
--
John Bender

Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 23, 2022 05:58 AM (X42kT)

80 Hiya TonyPete !

Today is St. John the Baptist's birthday !

Posted by: JT at June 23, 2022 06:01 AM (arJlL)

81 Birds started squaking before 4 this morning, don't they have a clock?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 23, 2022 06:02 AM (oopYk)

82 44 Worked for a guy whose mother and sisters had a bridal shop, bride and bridesmaid gowns. The boss said that was the closest thing to a criminal enterprise without crossing the line he could think of.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at June 23, 2022 06:06 AM (lz5hY)

83 ..Birds started squaking before 4 this morning, don't they have a clock? Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 23, 2022 06:02 AM (oopYk)

Yeah, but it went all Cuckoo Clock on 'em, and now they're Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.

Made no sense to me, either. But there you have it.

/lackofsleepdelerium

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 23, 2022 06:07 AM (tkOps)

84 JT!!

I'm so embarrassed. I didn't get him anything!

Posted by: Tonypete on the road at June 23, 2022 06:07 AM (pTyJa)

85 Worked for a guy whose mother and sisters had a bridal shop, bride and bridesmaid gowns. The boss said that was the closest thing to a criminal enterprise without crossing the line he could think of.
Posted by: bill in arkansas

I would think. Fuss over them, ply them with some cheap bubbly and your in the chips.

Sounds like dating.

Posted by: Bruce at June 23, 2022 06:11 AM (vd8XM)

86 G'morning, Horde.

You know those canoe accidents ya'll keep referencing? It's amazing how quickly they can happen. I got dumped out of a canoe yesterday, along with my cell phone and vapes. Never saw it coming. The phone is supposed to be waterproof but wasn't offering anything yesterday (though it did attempt to boot). Left it in a bag of rice overnight and it appears to be charging now, as do the vapes. That's amazing, given that I was in the water for almost ten minutes. Thank dog I left the car keys in neighbor's truck.

The river kept knocking me into logs and rocks. Between the sunburn and the battering I'm all kinds of shades of red this morning.

But I had a ball.

Posted by: creeper at June 23, 2022 06:12 AM (cTCuP)

87 If I fly a red flag on my pole, does that suffice?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 23, 2022 06:15 AM (t3/qz)

88 That story of the Astronomical clock is fascinating.

Posted by: Infidel at June 23, 2022 06:15 AM (IcyNP)

89 If I fly a red flag on my pole, does that suffice?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy

Yeah Baby!

...Austin Powers...

Posted by: Bruce at June 23, 2022 06:17 AM (vd8XM)

90 This is how we know the Earth is banana shaped

Fascinating.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 23, 2022 06:18 AM (t3/qz)

91 85 Yeah. Bride to be comes in, planning a nice little service, family and a few friends, and next thing you know it's a coronation. And to top it off, the boss said it was like a syndicate, the bridal shop working hand in hand with the planners, bakers, photographers, just about anybody out to make a buck.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at June 23, 2022 06:19 AM (lz5hY)

92
I plan to have my daughters wedding paid off by the year 2029. She recently celebrated her 20th anniversary.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at June 23, 2022 06:23 AM (dQvv7)

93 First hubby and I went down to the Harris County Courthouse and registered the common-law marriage we'd had for ten years. It cost $50. Then we went on a honeymoon to Bennigan's. Another $34. At less than a hundred dollars it was a steal.

Posted by: creeper at June 23, 2022 06:23 AM (cTCuP)

94 And to top it off, the boss said it was like a syndicate, the bridal shop working hand in hand with the planners, bakers, photographers, just about anybody out to make a buck.
Posted by: bill in arkansas,

It is a racket. We did it on the cheap, compared to most.

Posted by: Infidel at June 23, 2022 06:24 AM (IcyNP)

95 Granholm was just on Fox Biz, saying catastrophic events like hurricanes won't effect green energy. Also, everybody in the clown car administration is talking about "the next pandemic" like it's planned.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at June 23, 2022 06:26 AM (lz5hY)

96 I think it was better when people had a wedding service in the church and a little reception in the church hall afterwards, but now it has to be a big production. It may not even be at a church because fewer people are religious but you have a big reception afterwards.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 23, 2022 06:26 AM (oozCc)

97 The ONT had a discussion on EV cars and batteries, and a strategy of hot swapping the entire battery instead of charging. Somebody pointed out that current battery designs are all different, proprietary among the brands, and they are also extremely pain in the ass to change. No "hot swapping" going to happen with current designs.

Biut even if battery size and such were standardized across platforms, I can't see this strategy being commonplace. A typical gas station might get what, 150 visits a day? Well even if they have a stable of guys swapping them out in 5 minutes, that's a lot of juice. The current load to supply say 50 or 75 batteries on a "fast" 30 minute charge constant basis would be immense, wouldn't it? They would have to have a constant stream of batteries ready to go. Some charging, some rejected for defects. And secure storage, as they cost maybe $10k a piece? Maybe even have to schedule appointments, etc. Can't have everyone showing up at once and waiting in line, it would stack up much faster than gas lines.

Posted by: Common Tater at June 23, 2022 06:28 AM (FfKTn)

98 Hiya Fen !

Thank you for the joke yestiddy !

Posted by: JT at June 23, 2022 06:29 AM (arJlL)

99
To add insult to injury, when my son got married they had some sort of civil ceremony in the woods, then the small invited group had dinner together. My son asked me to pick up the tab for dinner of five hundred bucks. Which I did, but her own family skated away at no expense.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at June 23, 2022 06:30 AM (dQvv7)

100 96 Went to a real live Polish wedding in Erie, at St. Stanislaus of course. Three day affair. One of the rooms off the reception hall had a few cots set up in case somebody needed to sleep it off before starting again.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at June 23, 2022 06:30 AM (lz5hY)

101 I think it was better when people had a wedding service in the church and a little reception in the church hall afterwards, but now it has to be a big production. It may not even be at a church because fewer people are religious but you have a big reception afterwards.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

My sister and BIL did that. Second marriage for both of them. Wedding in the church. Catered reception in the church Cafagymatorium. Catered by Lee and Eddies.
If you grew up in the Chicago area, they were the caterers if you wanted a chicken, roast beef and pasta, family style to do. Along with styrofoam cups for the coffee and lemonade.

Then back to their house for the drinking,

Posted by: Bruce at June 23, 2022 06:31 AM (vd8XM)

102 I wasn't attending church at the time I got married so we went down to the office of the Justice of the Peace, got married and then went out for dinner for six people afterwards. However my clergy friend did perform a renewal of marital vows on our 25th anniversary at the church I was serving at the time and we had cake in the social hall afterwards.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 23, 2022 06:31 AM (29Q8P)

103 I think it was better when people had a wedding service in the church and a little reception in the church hall afterwards, but now it has to be a big production.

Agreed. The kids pastor is a lovely man. He did a wonderful job.

Posted by: Infidel at June 23, 2022 06:31 AM (IcyNP)

104 You're welcome, JT. I will see if I can find you another one for today.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 23, 2022 06:35 AM (29Q8P)

105 @95

>>Also, everybody in the clown car administration is talking about "the next pandemic" like it's planned.


ABC News recently deleted a tweet that said the Democrats have held the House and expanded their numbers in the Senate after the mid-terms.

Said it was a mistake along the lines of posting an obituary before the person died.

Somehow I don't think the elections are going to go in our favor.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 23, 2022 06:35 AM (X42kT)

106 Posted by: Infidel at June 23, 2022 06:31 AM (IcyNP)

I am glad to hear that, Infodel.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 23, 2022 06:37 AM (29Q8P)

107 Somehow I don't think the elections are going to go in our favor.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 23, 2022 06:35 AM (X42kT)

Lol... Kinsley gaffe... you only pre-write obituaries because that person is already famous, already did those things, and will eventually die.

Even their lame excuse gives the game away.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 23, 2022 06:37 AM (VcyfM)

108 I plan to have my daughters wedding paid off by the year 2029. She recently celebrated her 20th anniversary.
Posted by: Divide by Zero

Do what I did: have all sons except for a gay (she claims) daughter.

Rehearsal dinners only!

Posted by: Tonypete at June 23, 2022 06:38 AM (pTyJa)

109 Another willow - someone mentioned coffee prices - I noticed the large can of Folger's went up $2 in a week. And is down by 1/2 pound. It's too early for Arithmetic on this blog, but that's sneaky.

I keep fancy bean coffees in the pantry too, though ground coffee is convenient.

Posted by: Common Tater at June 23, 2022 06:38 AM (FfKTn)

110 Justice Clarence Thomas has a piece at NY Post this morning that will have the Dems setting their hair on fire. Good read.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 23, 2022 06:39 AM (oopYk)

111 Off to do some things before the hot shows up.

Have a good one all!

Posted by: Bruce at June 23, 2022 06:39 AM (vd8XM)

112 If two women get married, so the fathers go halvsies on the wedding?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 23, 2022 06:39 AM (VcyfM)

113

Countdown to Nov. 8, 2022

136 Days
15 Hours
20 Minutes
9 Seconds

Posted by: Divide by Zero at June 23, 2022 06:40 AM (dQvv7)

114 If two women get married, so the fathers go halvsies on the wedding?
Posted by: Warai-otoko

My argument with her was 'Um, no - two women can't get married. By definition."

It was a lively discussion.


Posted by: Tonypete at June 23, 2022 06:42 AM (pTyJa)

115 Another willow - someone mentioned coffee prices - I noticed the large can of Folger's went up $2 in a week. And is down by 1/2 pound. It's too early for Arithmetic on this blog, but that's sneaky.

I keep fancy bean coffees in the pantry too, though ground coffee is convenient.
Posted by: Common Tater

I am so thankful I have been stocking up. Late last year and early this year I knew the jig was up at work. I think I have about 4 large cannisters of coffee. Just regular. Not a coffee fiend but have to have a few cups in the am.

Posted by: Infidel at June 23, 2022 06:43 AM (IcyNP)

116 "Shrinkflation" in the sense of products getting smaller to hide price increases seems counterproductive. It takes time and money to re-tool your manufacturing and figure out supply for new package materials. I can't imagine it's an automatic gimme that what you save by packaging less product is quickly offset by what you spend making it happen. I must be wrong though, or else they wouldn't do it.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 23, 2022 06:43 AM (VcyfM)

117 JT-

Here is a joke about a blind man in a bar in Texas:

tinyurl.com/2dybezck

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 23, 2022 06:44 AM (FZ2cV)

118 I drink more coffee than water. Not a good practice, I admit.

But, coffee.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 23, 2022 06:44 AM (pTyJa)

119 Hot dogs will be 17 cents cheaper for the 4th this year but there will only be 4 in a pack.

Posted by: fd at June 23, 2022 06:44 AM (vrz2I)

120
Is it just me or are toilet paper rolls getting narrower? I swear there's an inch of open space on either side of the roll that never existed before.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at June 23, 2022 06:45 AM (dQvv7)

121 My marriage No. 1 was small, at a local church. No. 2 wasn't bad: We held the ceremony and a small reception at a plantation home up the river. Her mother was supposed to pay for it, and she did, but then she borrowed $200 from me so she could make her car payment that month. So I ended up paying for half of it anyway.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 23, 2022 06:45 AM (c6xtn)

122 but then she borrowed $200 from me so she could make her car payment that month. So I ended up paying for half of it anyway.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 23, 2022 06:45 AM (c6xtn)

How the heck did you manage a whole wedding for $400? Was there a drive thru window and an Elvis involved? Be honest, now....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 23, 2022 06:46 AM (VcyfM)

123 Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 23, 2022 06:39 AM (oopYk)

Thanks for the info. I buy the Post on certain days because I
usually like the columns of Michael Goodwin. Since he doesn't usually write on Thursdays, I'll have to get it today too.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 23, 2022 06:47 AM (FZ2cV)

124
Granholm was just on Fox Biz, saying catastrophic events like hurricanes won't effect green energy.


Ah yup, neither nary a chance that wind turbines might throw blades or jam nor solar panels get cracked or covered in debris.

Proof that the Canadian system of education is worse than here.

What is it with waternelons and their complete denial of reality in their "science"?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at June 23, 2022 06:48 AM (pNxlR)

125 but then she borrowed $200 from me so she could make her car payment that month. So I ended up paying for half of it anyway.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 23, 2022
*
How the heck did you manage a whole wedding for $400? Was there a drive thru window and an Elvis involved? Be honest, now....
Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 23, 2022


***
This was 1983, so cheaper. Also my memory may be way off. I'm pretty sure about the $200, though not that it was half the total.

There was a parish deputy sheriff who performed the ceremony, so maybe that kept the cost down. (He was not the best reader-aloud I've never known. When he got to the part about "If any impediment exists to this union . . .", he pronounced it "impotent." Forget it, Wolfus, it's Lousy-ana.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 23, 2022 06:50 AM (c6xtn)

126 What is it with waternelons and their complete denial of reality in their "science"?
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars

It all went to hell after Armstrong took the moon rocks off and brought them back to earf for study.

The universe has been in a unbalanced state since then.

Prove me wrong.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 23, 2022 06:51 AM (pTyJa)

127 Countdown to Nov. 8, 2022

It's the final disappointment!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 23, 2022 06:51 AM (t3/qz)

128 Shrinkflation has been rampant for a long time. Us folks out here in the cheap seats pay a lot more attention to that kind of thing. Also the quality of ingredients goes down, as they seek to keep costs down. It isn't necessarily your taste buds changing.

One thing the last several years has taught me how to really take my culinary skills to the next level. Cook at home. I've even learned to make a pretty decent pizza from scratch in less than an hour - delivery pizza is way too expensive for what it is. I like convenience, just not at that price. "Fast, cheap, or good - pick two" is definitely back in vogue.

Posted by: Common Tater at June 23, 2022 06:51 AM (FfKTn)

129 Choosing our perspective-An "Upper Room" Devotional

tinyurl.com/5y46xr4w

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 23, 2022 06:53 AM (FZ2cV)

130 Ask Jenny how everybody trying to charge their EV all at once so they can evacuate mandatorily from the hurricane zone is going to work out -

With widespread power outages. Sure!

"Nobody could see this coming!" Unprecedented!

Posted by: Common Tater at June 23, 2022 06:54 AM (FfKTn)

131 Boker Tov Patriots

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 23, 2022 06:55 AM (T05Gr)

132 Catholic Wedding or funeral in Chicago needs a CBS brunch.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 23, 2022 06:55 AM (JDZoL)

133 Posted by: Common Tater

This. I'm lucky I have a spare fridge. About 20 lbs sugar, 30 plus lbs flour, powdered milk and eggs. Even splurged on some rye flour. Small chest freezer full and pantry overflowing. Maybe make some rye bread today. Caraway seeds are way expensive.

Posted by: Infidel at June 23, 2022 06:56 AM (IcyNP)

134 Catholic Wedding or funeral in Chicago needs a CBS brunch.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy

And a cookie table or the wedding or death is not official.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 23, 2022 06:56 AM (pTyJa)

135
Also the quality of ingredients goes down, as they seek to keep costs down. It isn't necessarily your taste buds changing.

Talk about taste buds changing:

I saw some photograph on Twitter - which I wish I had saved - of a beach scene in the 1970's. A hundred people or so in bathing suits. The amazing thing was not ONE single person looked an ounce overweight.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at June 23, 2022 06:57 AM (dQvv7)

136
With widespread power outages. Sure!

"Nobody could see this coming!" Unprecedented!
Posted by: Common Tater


Their favorite term, "unexpected" will be beaten like a rented mule.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at June 23, 2022 06:58 AM (pNxlR)

137 Maybe make some rye bread today. Caraway seeds are way expensive.
Posted by: Infidel

The lovely wife will not eat caraway seeds - but loves rye bread. I make it without the seeds these days.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 23, 2022 06:58 AM (pTyJa)

138 It all went to hell after Armstrong took the moon rocks off and brought them back to earf for study.

The universe has been in a unbalanced state since then.

Prove me wrong.


It is estimated that sixty tons of meteor dust falls on Earth every day.

https://tinyurl.com/yvxfzzap

Posted by: Reuben Hick at June 23, 2022 06:58 AM (AHeqJ)

139 but then she borrowed $200 from me so she could make her car payment that month. So I ended up paying for half of it anyway.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 23, 2022 06:45 AM (c6xtn)

I bet they hopped over to Europa without telling anyone.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 23, 2022 06:59 AM (6FeV1)

140 ? Copypasta fail.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 23, 2022 06:59 AM (6FeV1)

141 Someone wrote to ask me for a link to a website with the thoughts on prayer by Matthew Henry. Being a devout man, a Bible reader and scholar he has a Biblically based plan for praying, so there's a lot of material here, but you can also go down and look for the section called "Shorter Prayers" or "Occasional Addresses" or his paraphrase of the Lord's Prayer among other thoughts. The website explains his systematic plan for prayer, and you can sign up for a daily Matthew Henry devotional from the "Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals" if you care to:

https://www.matthewhenry.org/


Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 23, 2022 07:00 AM (FZ2cV)

142 Thanks for that Fen!

Posted by: Tonypete at June 23, 2022 07:01 AM (pTyJa)

143 A hundred people or so in bathing suits. The amazing thing was not ONE single person looked an ounce overweight.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at June 23, 2022 06:57 AM (dQvv7)

Maybe because the more corpulent people had the decency not to flaunt their oscillating mess of a body in public back then?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 23, 2022 07:01 AM (6FeV1)

144 Maybe because the more corpulent people had the decency not to flaunt their oscillating mess of a body in public back then?
Posted by: Warai-otoko

Or wear pjs down to the hotel lobby for breakfast.

People! People!

Posted by: Tonypete at June 23, 2022 07:02 AM (pTyJa)

145 but then she borrowed $200 from me so she could make her car payment that month. So I ended up paying for half of it anyway.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 23, 2022
*
I bet they hopped over to Europa without telling anyone.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 23, 2022


***
Maybe not that, but MIL might have used it to stock up on more of the Mary Kay products that she sold. She had that hustle, plus the Naval Reserve ("Just me and 200 guys aboard a ship!"), and she did astrology readings for people. Since she lived with her mother, and the house was paid for, I don't think she had any housing costs beyond a share in the taxes and the power and water bills.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 23, 2022 07:04 AM (c6xtn)

146 Morning, Tech Peeps

Posted by: fluffy at June 23, 2022 07:04 AM (UnQlg)

147 >>> The lovely wife will not eat caraway seeds - but loves rye bread. I make it without the seeds these days.

Ground caraway

Posted by: fluffy at June 23, 2022 07:06 AM (UnQlg)

148 I'm coughing a little more than yesterday, but the fever has subsided, I think. Miss Linda wants me to take a home Coof test. I think it's pointless. I have mild symptoms of some infection; okay, treat that and take my supplements, water, food, get some rest. I'm already better. What will some probably inaccurate test tell me?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 23, 2022 07:08 AM (c6xtn)

149 Yeah, I was baking in late 2020 with bread flour with a "Best By 2009" date. It was fantastic, maybe it loses some nutrients, tasted just fine to me. No special storage for all those years, just wrapped in plastic shopping bags. No buckets or mylar, no oxygen absorbers.

I did freeze it below 0F for about 4 or 5 days upon purchase, to kill any bugs or larvae in the flour. I do that with Rice, Pasta, and Oatmeal too.

I wish I had done that with two huge bags of Egg Noodles. They looked like swiss cheese at one point, had to throw 'em out because bugs.

Posted by: Common Tater at June 23, 2022 07:09 AM (FfKTn)

150 OOPS
hey- your windmill fell over
https://tinyurl.com/ywhtjk3k

Posted by: DB at June 23, 2022 07:09 AM (geLO8)

151 G'morning, all.

Salty!

Looks like we need to head down to the run-off polling location to vote for the S.C. Republican candidate for State Education Superintendent.

Let's see...one is supported by educators.
The other has run on ensuring the elimination of CRT teachings from the classroom.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 23, 2022 07:10 AM (1n+EO)

152 What will some probably inaccurate test tell me?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

Nothing really. I simply makes others feel better.

Posted by: Tonypete on the road at June 23, 2022 07:10 AM (pTyJa)

153 'it'

Posted by: Tonypete on the road at June 23, 2022 07:11 AM (pTyJa)

154 Sure I'll swap my brand new battery pack that came with my EV for one that's been around for 5 years and will only hold half it's original capacity. It's for the children you know.

Posted by: fd at June 23, 2022 07:12 AM (vrz2I)

155 You're welcome, TonyPete. May God bless your day and that of the rest of the folks here.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 23, 2022 07:12 AM (FZ2cV)

156 149 When you get a bag of sugar, always smell it. Vermin are attracted to pallets of sugar bags and often urinate on them while trying to chew through a bag.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at June 23, 2022 07:12 AM (lz5hY)

157 What will some probably inaccurate test tell me?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius
*
Nothing really. I simply makes others feel better.
Posted by: Tonypete on the road at June 23, 2022


***
Miss Linda has been quite sane throughout the whole Coof hysteria. She didn't insist on tests or shots, thank God. I hope she's not suddenly going 'round the bend.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 23, 2022 07:13 AM (c6xtn)

158
Ah sugar
Smells
Funny funny

Posted by: The Starchies at June 23, 2022 07:13 AM (vrz2I)

159 Well, thanks for that bill. Good advise though.

Posted by: Infidel at June 23, 2022 07:13 AM (IcyNP)

160 Vermin are attracted to pallets of sugar bags and often urinate on them while trying to chew through a bag.
Posted by: bill in arkansas

Doesn't everyone do that?

The peeing on a bag I mean.

Posted by: Tonypete on the road at June 23, 2022 07:14 AM (pTyJa)

161 Biut even if battery size and such were standardized across platforms, I can't see this strategy being commonplace.

Because the battery that you use for your tiny two seat grocery getter is the exact same one that your commercial duty trailer hauling truck uses.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at June 23, 2022 07:14 AM (AHeqJ)

162 Pitkin County (CO) commissioners unanimously passed an emergency ordinance that seeks to ban all firearms, whether open or concealed, away from the county administration building and local polling places through the end of the year.

The Board of County Commissioners’ measure is aimed at protecting volunteer election workers, voters and county staff during what may become a heated mid-term political season.

Posted by: DB at June 23, 2022 07:15 AM (geLO8)

163 Pitkin County (CO) commissioners unanimously passed an emergency ordinance that seeks to ban all firearms, whether open or concealed, away from the county administration building and local polling places through the end of the year.

Posted by: DB

I understand that this is a state/county action but - these guys have no understanding of 'shall not be infringed', do they?

Posted by: Tonypete on the road at June 23, 2022 07:17 AM (pTyJa)

164 Sure I'll swap my brand new battery pack that came with my EV for one that's been around for 5 years and will only hold half it's original capacity. It's for the children you know.

Because 100% of all charges will be performed through swaps - never again at the plethora of charging stations being thrown up around the globe.

I would sure hate to be the guy who swapped out the brand new batter for the one-cycle-away-from-being-out-of-spec battery.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at June 23, 2022 07:17 AM (AHeqJ)

165 Good morning everyone. We're getting a break from the heat today.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Analog Hipster at June 23, 2022 07:17 AM (Dc2NZ)

166 Pitkin County (CO) commissioners unanimously passed an emergency ordinance that seeks to ban all firearms, whether open or concealed, away from the county administration building and local polling places through the end of the year.

Gee, libtards, wonder what they are afraid of?

Posted by: Infidel at June 23, 2022 07:19 AM (IcyNP)

167 I understand that this is a state/county action but - these guys have no understanding of 'shall not be infringed', do they?

Because after Uvalde, we now are even more convinced that Gun Free Zones are as peaceful as Heaven.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at June 23, 2022 07:19 AM (AHeqJ)

168 It got to 104.7 here yesterday. Thankfully humidity was around 20% so it only felt like 103.7.

Posted by: The Starchies at June 23, 2022 07:19 AM (vrz2I)

169 So common consensus is that the J-6 clownshow was a flop?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 23, 2022 07:20 AM (1n+EO)

170 I am seriously considering getting a RAID array for my home system. Does anyone have one they recommend?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 23, 2022 07:20 AM (yQpMk)

171 Oops off cartoon sock

Posted by: A monkey wearing a bulletproof vest at June 23, 2022 07:20 AM (vrz2I)

172 What WOULD work for many, many people - is a standard Golf Cart. They take normal (almost) lead-acid batteries and can charge at home without any boutique chargers or high current setup. Not everyone "needs" a Ford 950 Earthfvcker to pick up the groceries down the street.

Of course, all the bureaucrats and wankers would screech, as they aren't "safe" like the $70,000 Very Special Electric Car they want, er you NEED TO buy. To pick up groceries down the street, or drive 2 miles to work.

Can't wait to see those battery powered SnowPlows, too!

Posted by: Common Tater at June 23, 2022 07:20 AM (FfKTn)

173 There was just a fire at a junkyard of a tesla that had crashed 3 weeks earlier. The battery burst into flames and the fire department had real trouble putting it out, finally had to submerge the thing to get it out.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 23, 2022 07:21 AM (oopYk)

174 Pitkin County (CO) commissioners unanimously passed an emergency ordinance that seeks to ban all firearms, whether open or concealed, away from the county administration building and local polling places through the end of the year.

Posted by: DB

We ate at a BBQ place yesterday that had a hand lettered notice on the entry - "If you try to rob us, we'll shoot you."

My kind of place.

Posted by: Tonypete on the road at June 23, 2022 07:21 AM (pTyJa)

175 Prayer request-

Please keep in prayer "Our Country Is Screwed". There was a picture and note about the death of his beloved dog, Fenway, on the last pet thread She was a friend to OCIS and others. I haven't seen him around since then, so I don't know if he's busy or just having deep grieving or both, but those of us who have lost a beloved pet/friend/family member know how hard that is, so please consider sending up a few extra prayers for strength and comfort for OCIS.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 23, 2022 07:22 AM (FZ2cV)

176 Heh, the country club is about 2 mi from here. I see golf carts everywhere. Great when it's not snowing and icy.

Posted by: Infidel at June 23, 2022 07:22 AM (IcyNP)

177 172 Little AZ town I was going to buy in has a lot of folks running around in old school golf carts. Good enough for going to the grocer, post office, or whatever. Saw a couple with solar trickle chargers, which in AZ makes sense.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at June 23, 2022 07:24 AM (lz5hY)

178 My town lowered the core speed limit to 25mph because of all the golf carts here.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 23, 2022 07:25 AM (yQpMk)

179 Not everyone "needs" a Ford 950 Earthfvcker to pick up the groceries down the street.

The philosophical sister to "No one needs an AR-15".

Fuck you. I didn't seek your ignorant and insulting opinion on what you feel are my minimalistic living needs and wants based on some stereotypical fantasy of how all pod people should live their entire deprecated lives.

We have come a LONG way from the spirit of YOLO where live the one life you have the best you can, to "here is your prison cell, this is where you will spend your entire worthless and hopeless life unless you become a made man in The Party"

Posted by: Reuben Hick at June 23, 2022 07:26 AM (AHeqJ)

180 Looks like we have a new batch of baby bluebirds in the nesting box. That makes two broods this season, so far.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 23, 2022 07:26 AM (1n+EO)

181 Random thought, time is the most valuable commodity we all share. A golf cart society might run at a third to half less speed than a normal one - not Amish clock speed, but slow. I'm not sure happiness follows.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at June 23, 2022 07:26 AM (oWBc3)

182 Do you think that cartel monkey in the wee bulletproof vest was a coke fiend? I mean if there are cocaine hippos, there must be cocaine monkeys.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Analog Hipster at June 23, 2022 07:28 AM (Dc2NZ)

183 There's a Ford 950 Earthfcuker? I thought they only went up to 850.

Posted by: Eromero at June 23, 2022 07:28 AM (gktX6)

184 Le NOOD!!!


It be here..

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 23, 2022 07:28 AM (1n+EO)

185 Hey VIA

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Analog Hipster at June 23, 2022 07:29 AM (Dc2NZ)

186 178 Saw pictures of a Sheriff's Posse in Sun City, AZ. Golf carts. Geriatrics. I guess high speed pursuit isn't a strong point.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at June 23, 2022 07:29 AM (lz5hY)

187 There was just a fire at a junkyard of a tesla that had crashed 3 weeks earlier. The battery burst into flames and the fire department had real trouble putting it out, finally had to submerge the thing to get it out.

Soon it will become law that the nearest private swimming pool to an EV battery fire will be the ad hoc mausoleum of the errant battery.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at June 23, 2022 07:29 AM (AHeqJ)

188 LOL!! Easy Reuben... I agree with you 100%

I didn't state it very well. I'm trying to point out the people who say you don't "need" a truck

Are the ones who say you NEED a $70k EV ...

Posted by: Common Tater at June 23, 2022 07:33 AM (FfKTn)

189 A hundred people or so in bathing suits. The amazing thing was not ONE single person looked an ounce overweight.
Posted by: Divide by Zero

Now everybody's shaped like a Food Pyramid

Posted by: Miklos from the Dept. of Agriculture at June 23, 2022 07:40 AM (thbCK)

190 "I think my entire wedding weekend cost less than $2K. Granted it was 4 years ago and very low key, but still."

My fiancee and I went down to city hall, stood in front of the judge, said "I do", and that was that. We didn't have two nickels to rub together, so we made a virtue of necessity. As for going into debt for a big wedding, we may have been young and foolish, but we weren't crazy.

Posted by: Nemo at June 23, 2022 09:25 AM (S6ArX)

191 "We ate at a BBQ place yesterday that had a hand lettered notice on the entry - 'If you try to rob us, we'll shoot you.'"

That reminds me of a sign one of my neighbors had on his home: "To Hell With the Dog: Beware of Owner".

Posted by: Nemo at June 23, 2022 09:28 AM (S6ArX)

192 188 LOL!! Easy Reuben... I agree with you 100%

I didn't state it very well. I'm trying to point out the people who say you don't "need" a truck

Are the ones who say you NEED a $70k EV ...
Posted by: Common Tater at June 23, 2022 07:33 AM (FfKTn)

I read you the way you're saying, Common Tater.

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Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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