Federalism

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Happy Independence Day Weekend! Are you more happy than usual that the Founders maintained the idea of federalism when they set up the Constitution?

Federalism

Periodically, John Hayward does a meaty Twitter thread that puts ideas together from recent events in a useful way. This one focuses on federalism.

A lot of the ideas here are pretty basic. And a lot of people in our country really don't understand them. Why? I've broken it down into sections for discussion:

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There are many reasons why power should be devolved to the states, as Dobbs did with abortion. The obvious one is that individual voters have more influence over state legislatures. Your voice rings much louder in state capitols than in Washington.

Of course, the left-wing / globalist project for decades has been to centralize power, and then internationalize it, moving it utterly beyond the reach of voters. This was very much by design - they know federalism gives YOU more control, and they don't like it one little bit.

Cause after cause beloved to the Left is portrayed as a "consensus" of "experts" that must be imposed on the people against their will, with no input from voters and no means for individuals to resist. They're increasingly less shy about saying their agenda is beyond democracy.

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Another positive feature of moving issues to state legislators is that they tend to gain clarity. D.C. is much worse about stuffing issues into titanic trillion-dollar spending bills. Rarely does the national Congress vote clearly on one thing.

The needs of individual states and their populations can be different. The consensus of their voters can be very different. A free republic of sovereign individuals shouldn't have many one-size-fits-all, no-dissent-allowed solutions.


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When power returns to the states, the people also gain the option of moving to different areas if they have severe issues with how a state is being run. They can merely travel to other states that allow what their home state has prohibited.

This is crucial, even if the number of people who actually decide to relocate is fairly small, because it is a manifestation of the one TRUE freedom, the only one that really matters in the end: the Power of No. The ability to say no, to refuse, is the fountain of all liberty.

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Advocates of federalism talk about the states becoming "laboratories" where ideas can be tested. This is indeed valuable and should be encouraged by all reasonable people, but also it's good that legislators remember that people can just leave if displeased with governance.

When the monopoly of power is broken, competition flows. It is very, very good for political elites to see themselves as competitors, eternally striving for citizens the way companies strive to attract customers for their products. This nourishes an atmosphere of persuasion.

Persuasion is far better than command, and far more fitting to the republic laid out by our Founders. It is essential to human dignity that politicians must persuade you for your support, rather than you begging them for little crumbs of liberty and prosperity.

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It's not good enough, nowhere NEAR enough, that politicians have to cajole your votes once every two or four years to remain in power. They have too much leverage, too much money to spend, too many indulgences to distribute, too many loyal blocs of organized supporters.

Far better, under federalism, that politicians are constantly thinking about persuading voters to support them on countless issues, one after the other, every week, every month. The people are more like citizens than serfs that way. We matter more, and more OFTEN.

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Corruption is the horror plaguing the entire world. The corruption and waste in our federal system is absolutely sickening, and it's permanent. There is no way to fix it without shifting power and money to the states, which can be monitored more closely and held more accountable.

You cannot "reform" a system that has trillions of dollars and millions of footsoldiers to protect every one of its corrupt fiefdoms, every nickel of its bloated agenda. There are no clean, big governments, and there never will be. The Leviathan has too many fangs and claws.

You cannot audit a system as titanic and broken as the federal government. It will never, ever be "transparent." Among other things, it simply has too many people working for it, and far too many of them are utterly beyond the reach of voters. In no sense do they answer to YOU.

Lord knows state governments can have plenty of scandals, and some of them are Leviathans in their own right by any objective standard, but at least the people have a better chance of securing accountability - and if they give up on reforming a corrupt state, they can just leave.

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One other great feature of federalism, perhaps its most subtle advantage: there are no tyrannical "settled issues." Nothing is every really settled forever. The future is not held hostage to the past. Voters can change their minds, and change the law.

That is a HUGE advantage to the cause of freedom, a key aspect of sustaining that climate of persuasion that is so far superior to the corrupt business of demands and commands. Voters must be persuaded in perpetuity. Today's law must be nourished and sustained tomorrow.

This will soon become clear in the matter of abortion, as states may tighten or loosen their restrictions as voters demand. No more phony "census" of ersatz "experts" chiseled in stone and used as a cudgel against generation after generation. Bad arguments will take a beating.

In a free republic, most of the laws should be written on paper, not carved in stone. The Constitution can be changed, but it's not easy. That means not many issues should be "settled forever" with the permanence of the Bill of Rights. Permanence is power, to be used sparingly.

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Everything I have said in this thread is the antithesis of leftist, statist, authoritarian ideology. They would howl that every single point I've raised is an offense against their sacred agenda, which must be imposed for the good of whatever they claim to care about.

"How can a government of wise experts be subjected to scrutiny by the proletariat? Why should brilliant social engineers have to explain themselves to the rubes over and over again? People moving to other states, saying no to our judgments - that's absurd! THE EARTH IS ON FIRE!"

There is no better way to illuminate tyranny than to enumerate the virtues of a system that would make it impossible, and let the would-be tyrants tell you why that's unthinkable. /end

So, what do you think?

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Babylon Bee - Right Too Often

Another Babylon Bee Prophecy Fulfilled

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Let's see how they do with this one:

Good Morning America posts tweet celebrating Joe Biden as first white male president

Careful about sharing the embedded video at the link. Heh.


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Weekend Stuff

Have you shared the story of this Founding Father with any kids? July 1, 1776: Caesar Rodney's Midnight Ride to Vote for Independence

You know, celebrating America's independence should be a week-long celebration because it starts on July 1, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia to debate independence from Great Britain.

Delaware only had two of its three delegates at Independence Hall. Caesar Rodney was back in Dover. As Brigadier General he needed to be with the militia to combat Loyalists.

John Adams knew it should be unanimous. However, Delaware's delegates could not agree. One said yes. One said no. . .

There are a couple of videos you might like to share over the weekend at the link. With more details and explanatory notes.

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Mel Brooks turned 96. Which of his works do you like best?

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Music

I can't remember who said that only Mel Brooks could figure out how to get Count Basie into a cowboy movie.

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The Stars and Stripes Forever

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Hope you have something nice planned for this holiday weekend.

This is the Thread before the Gardening Thread.

Serving your mid-day open thread needs


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Last week's Thread, June 25, Where did Woke Business come from? What will happen to it?

Why did big business adopt wokeness?

Managerialism and Wokeness - Why does it hit the USA harder than Sweden?

Woke Capital: Ronald Reagan and Clarence Thomas tried to stop the diversity train before it barreled off the tracks.

How is wokism working out for the Left? Heh.

California Update: The theology of the 1619 Project, VDH on sovietization of society.

Worst buzz words

Music: Mark O'Connor and Doug Kershaw


Comments are closed so you won't ban yourself by trying to comment on a week-old thread. But don't try it anyway.

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1 read the content, refreshed, and still foist. or the comments are broke.

Posted by: kulak anachronda at July 02, 2022 11:12 AM (I38CQ)

2 They aren't broke.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 02, 2022 11:15 AM (tp5ES)

3 I got here and I was number one - but I didn't take it - because that's just how number one I am!

Posted by: Boswell at July 02, 2022 11:15 AM (+Cgut)

4
https://instapundit.com/529099/#respond

Vote for anyone except a Democrat. They hate America.

Is an Idea that I can endorse.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 02, 2022 11:15 AM (5NkmN)

5 Yeah Buddy

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at July 02, 2022 11:16 AM (R5lpX)

6 I don't think they teach Civics in High School anymore.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 02, 2022 11:16 AM (wX56x)

7 Happy Independence Day, my neighbours.

Posted by: Grumpy and Recalcitrant at July 02, 2022 11:17 AM (nRMeC)

8 NOOD KT!
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron

Woo-Woo !

Posted by: JT at July 02, 2022 11:17 AM (arJlL)

9 hiya

Posted by: JT at July 02, 2022 11:18 AM (arJlL)

10 Blazing Saddles was amazing, but my favorite is History of the World Part I. I wish there had been a part II.

Posted by: Eternity Matters at July 02, 2022 11:18 AM (MTm8X)

11 R v W was instituted by a court comprised of 9 white, male justices.

R v W was struck down by a court with 3 women, a black man, and a Latina.

Diversity is our strength.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 02, 2022 11:18 AM (NSWcw)

12 (well, you know, once you get to it in a couple of days, but I figured I'd get the well-wish in early.)

Also I may need more coffee.

Posted by: Grumpy and Recalcitrant at July 02, 2022 11:19 AM (nRMeC)

13 Posted by: Paul at July 02, 2022 11:19 AM (V4+q+)

DIAF.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 02, 2022 11:20 AM (NSWcw)

14 >>> 11 R v W was instituted by a court comprised of 9 white, male justices.

R v W was struck down by a court with 3 women, a black man, and a wise wide Latina.

Diversity is our strength.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 02, 2022 11:18 AM (NSWcw)

But Roe v Wade was 7-2!

REEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Posted by: leftists at July 02, 2022 11:20 AM (llON8)

15 Yankee Doodle Dandy a pretty good movie regard to patriotic songs. James Cagney plays George Cohan.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 02, 2022 11:20 AM (wX56x)

Posted by: leftists at July 02, 2022 11:20 AM (llON8)

17 Happy Independence Day Weekend, everybody!

Hiya, JT!

Check out the video at the Babylon Bee Joe Biden link. Really.

Posted by: KT at July 02, 2022 11:21 AM (rrtZS)

18 I thought Brooks' version of "To Be or Not To Be" was superior to the original version... and the original version is a great film.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 02, 2022 11:21 AM (NWBBy)

19 Wiillard

In response to SCOTUS ruling on Dobbs:

Governor Jared Polis stated that politicians should not be involved in healthcare decisions. “We will continue to choose freedom, stand against government control over our bodies, and will not retreat to an archaic era where the powerful few controlled the freedoms over our bodies and health decisions.

This is the same Gov. Polis who issued roughly 400 executive orders during the first 18 months of COVID, demonstrating his commitment to stand against government control over our bodies. /s

Posted by: Muldoon at July 02, 2022 11:21 AM (kXYt5)

20 Warm out, lunch soon.

Posted by: Skip's phone at July 02, 2022 11:22 AM (2JoB8)

21 In response to SCOTUS ruling on Dobbs:

Governor Jared Polis stated that politicians should not be involved in healthcare decisions. “We will continue to choose freedom, stand against government control over our bodies, and will not retreat to an archaic era where the powerful few controlled the freedoms over our bodies and health decisions.


Now do Obamacare.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 02, 2022 11:23 AM (NSWcw)

22 Peruvian firefighters put out forest fire that came within 10 kilometres [6 miles IIRC] of ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu.

No smartass quipu from you guys about this. This is serious stuff.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 02, 2022 11:25 AM (yikp0)

23 I'll play Joe Xiden today and admit I'm not a big fan of Mel Brook movies. I've seen most of them but only one time. Just meh to me. Admittedly they do have a few usable quotes.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 02, 2022 11:26 AM (wX56x)

24 MLB players are not allowed to play in Toronto against the Blue Jays if they are not "vaccinated". So there is a special "COVID Injury List" or some such on which MLB teams put any players who are not "vaccinated" during their team's series in Toronto.

There was a segment on MLB Network the other night where the panelists of two former MLB players -- one was Billy Ripken, not sure of the other -- insinuated that any non-"vaccinated" players were not good teammates.

Oh of course they prefaced their comments with "I believe everyone can make their own choices, but..." And this is the narrative everywhere. There is no one in any sport who would challenge those statements on air and say "the government of Canada is the institution in the wrong, mandating a shot which does not even prevent infection or spread of a virus."
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at July 02, 2022 11:20 AM
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Yes, Clyde, and women coming to Justin's Canada to have their "life-saving" abortions will also have to be vaxxed.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 02, 2022 11:26 AM (yikp0)

25 Peruvian firefighters put out forest fire that came within 10 kilometres [6 miles IIRC] of ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu.

No smartass quipu from you guys about this. This is serious stuff.
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 02, 2022 11:25 AM (yikp0)


I literally thought I was going to die!!!

Posted by: AOC at July 02, 2022 11:26 AM (AiZBA)

26 Point 2: Ayn Rand stated that the smallest minority is the individual, and I will add that minority is the most likely to be victimized by the state because of the disparity of power
the individual, treated as part of the masses instead of as . . . Say, and individual, will always be misrepresented, denied in some part of what he needs, and forced to contribute to a common good that he has no interest in.
To a great part this is unavoidable at any level of organization, even in a totally free market of any scale, at any level, complete satisfaction is impossible, but when the initiative and agency rests with the individual, the individual can best choose what fits his needs better than a working group, or a committee or a bureaucracy.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 02, 2022 11:26 AM (xhaym)

27 Had to listen to Stars and Strips Forever

Posted by: Skip's phone at July 02, 2022 11:27 AM (yydNB)

28 Mstislav Rostropovich...Stars and Stripes Forever...Moscow 1990.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CakL8QnsQnM

Posted by: BignJames at July 02, 2022 11:27 AM (AwYPR)

29 Governor Jared Polis stated that politicians should not be involved in healthcare decisions.
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Now do Obamacare.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 02, 2022 11:23 AM (NSWcw)

Come on, Jared, reopen the bathhouses. You know you want to.

Oh... you're too young to remember bathhouses?

Posted by: BurtTC at July 02, 2022 11:27 AM (NWBBy)

30 Peruvian firefighters put out forest fire that came within 10 kilometres [6 miles IIRC] of ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu.

*******

The whole region might have be Inca-pacitated if the fire had spread further.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 02, 2022 11:27 AM (kXYt5)

31 Of course, the left-wing / globalist project for decades has been to centralize power, and then internationalize it, moving it utterly beyond the reach of voters. This was very much by design - they know federalism gives YOU more control, and they don't like it one little bit.
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[In Dalek machine voice]

Consolidate, consolidate, consolidate . . .

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 02, 2022 11:27 AM (MIKMs)

32 Machu Picchu

******

Gesundheit!

Posted by: Muldoon at July 02, 2022 11:27 AM (kXYt5)

33 De Nissan Prager came up with
The bigger the government the smaller the citizen

Posted by: Skip's phone at July 02, 2022 11:28 AM (yydNB)

34 A new addition to the Federalist Papers for you...
http://tinyurl.com/fr42c7e6

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 02, 2022 11:28 AM (yikp0)

35 Stupid tablet
Dennis Prager

Out in bright sunlight and didn't catch the dumb tablet

Posted by: Skip's phone at July 02, 2022 11:29 AM (2JoB8)

36 I like the 1776 version of Rodney's entrance. Can't seem to find a video link, though.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 02, 2022 11:29 AM (2JVJo)

37 I had a 2009 Nissan Prager. It was a decent car.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at July 02, 2022 11:29 AM (AiZBA)

38 I read a book on the Stockholm Syndrome.

I didn't particularly care for it it at first, but by the time I got to the end of it I really liked it.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 02, 2022 11:29 AM (NSWcw)

39 Had to listen to Stars and Strips Forever

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It just seems like forever. That why it's called a strip tease.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 02, 2022 11:30 AM (kXYt5)

40 Oh, no! #14 Leftists in the Barrel -- now we'll never get that smell out!

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 02, 2022 11:31 AM (yikp0)

41 Come on. Who can listen to Sousa and not feel better afterwards?

Posted by: Diogenes at July 02, 2022 11:32 AM (anj39)

42 15 >>> 11 R v W was instituted by a court comprised of 9 white, male justices.

R v W was struck down by a court with 3 women, a black man, and a wise wide Latina.

Diversity is our strength.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 02, 2022 11:18 AM (NSWcw)

The funniest part is realizing that with Breyer's retirement, the Court now consists of the 5 (mostly) conservatives, Roberts the Quisling, and 3 screechy Karens, who all put together don't have the brain power to light up a 25 watt bulb.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 02, 2022 11:33 AM (r46W7)

43 I read a book on the Stockholm Syndrome.
I didn't particularly care for it it at first, but by the time I got to the end of it I really liked it.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 02, 2022 11:29 AM (NSWcw)


I gave up doing Nidra Yoga meditation tapes, I kept falling asleep before getting to the end!

Posted by: Kindltot at July 02, 2022 11:35 AM (xhaym)

44 Peruvian firefighters put out forest fire that came within 10 kilometres [6 miles IIRC] of ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu.

*******
The whole region might have be Inca-pacitated if the fire had spread further.
Posted by: Muldoon at July 02, 2022 11:27 AM (kXYt5)
***

When it comes to machus, close the cover before striking.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 02, 2022 11:35 AM (anj39)

45 Frustrating trying to find Jelly roll Morton library of Congress interview where he gives example of "the national anthem" but it's Stars and Stripes Forever.
Had the vinyl back in the day.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at July 02, 2022 11:35 AM (HnE9b)

46 "Diphtheria case recorded in 2-year-old living in Australia, the first infection in a century."

But I thought they all wore masks and had the border entries like airports strictly controlled?!

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 02, 2022 11:35 AM (yikp0)

47 The funniest part is realizing that with Breyer's retirement, the Court now consists of the 5 (mostly) conservatives, Roberts the Quisling, and 3 screechy Karens, who all put together don't have the brain power to light up a 25 watt bulb.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 02, 2022 11:33 AM (r46W7)

They say the softball player is the smart one. I don't know what evidence there is for that, but they say it.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 02, 2022 11:36 AM (47mFt)

48 didn't particularly care for it it at first, but by the time I got to the end of it I really liked it.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 02, 2022 11:29 AM (NSWcw)


Golf clap.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at July 02, 2022 11:36 AM (R5lpX)

49 read a book on the Stockholm Syndrome.
I didn't particularly care for it it at first, but by the time I got to the end of it I really liked it.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 02, 2022 11:29 AM (NSWcw)

I gave up doing Nidra Yoga meditation tapes, I kept falling asleep before getting to the end!
Posted by: Kindltot at July 02, 2022 11:35 AM (xhaym)

I was going to read The Never Ending Story but didn't have the time.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 02, 2022 11:36 AM (UMHqX)

50 Young Frankenstein is just about the only Brooks film I like. Sacrilege I know, but it is what it is.

Posted by: She Hobbit at July 02, 2022 11:37 AM (ftFVW)

51 Vote for anyone except a Democrat. They hate America.

Is an Idea that I can endorse.
Posted by: naturalfake at July 02, 2022 11:15 AM (5NkmN)

Problem is that there are some in the Republican Party, who are actually Democrats in disguise.

Or, Vichy Republicans.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 02, 2022 11:37 AM (oHd/0)

52 I read a book on the Stockholm Syndrome.
I didn't particularly care for it it at first, but by the time I got to the end of it I really liked it.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 02, 2022 11:29 AM (NSWcw)

I gave up doing Nidra Yoga meditation tapes, I kept falling asleep before getting to the end!
Posted by: Kindltot at July 02, 2022 11:35 AM (xhaym
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If I ever get a DeLorean, I will drive it from time to time.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 02, 2022 11:37 AM (anj39)

53
You know what the Fake Outrage du jour on twitter is today?

Chik Fil A, (which is now a semi-woke corporation) being voted #1 favorite again.

Posted by: Justice Soothsayer at July 02, 2022 11:38 AM (XCHfW)

54 I read Nietzsche but got nothing out of it.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at July 02, 2022 11:38 AM (AiZBA)

55 The whole region might have be Inca-pacitated if the fire had spread further.
Posted by: Muldoon at July 02, 2022 11:27 AM (kXYt5)
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When it comes to machus, close the cover before striking.
Posted by: Diogenes at July 02, 2022 11:35 AM (anj39)

Machu Pikachu... I choose YOU!

Now, use lightning bolt!!

Posted by: Ash Caughtem at July 02, 2022 11:38 AM (47mFt)

56 Point 3: Murray Rothbard (and others before him like Spooner) argued that implied consent, that is acquiescing to being governed is considered to be based on not being willing or able to run away from authority.
This, as Lysander Spooner the Abolitionist pointed out, was not a true choice, but was used to support the claimed validity of the worst abuses by the state.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 02, 2022 11:38 AM (xhaym)

57 "Corruption is the horror plaguing the entire world."

Not just our governments. All of our institutions, most of our people. The federalists knew all about mankind's fallen nature, and did their best to design systems to curb and channel our wickedness. It turned out to be futile.

Posted by: Preparing gp For Lazy Loading at July 02, 2022 11:38 AM (qpX6U)

58 Hmmm, brain fade on jelly

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at July 02, 2022 11:38 AM (HnE9b)

59 Nissan decided to stop making the Prager when they turned over a new leaf.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at July 02, 2022 11:39 AM (6QOyf)

60 10th Amendment. They tried to stomp it to death after the War Between The States. But by GOD's Grace we ain't dead yet.

Posted by: Eromero at July 02, 2022 11:39 AM (gktX6)

61 If I ever get a DeLorean, I will drive it from time to time.

I read Nietzsche but got nothing out of it.

I gave up doing Nidra Yoga meditation tapes, I kept falling asleep before getting to the end!

....

Snort. Snort. Snort!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 02, 2022 11:40 AM (NSWcw)

62 I tried watching a documentary about Pavlov's dogs on YT but I kept getting hungry during it.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 02, 2022 11:40 AM (yikp0)

63 RvW aside, federalism is still dead... The power of federal money, the nationalization of elections, and the slavish devotion of State Parties to the national Uniparty saw to that.

If you want to see it return, some big things would have to happen. Repudiation of federal funding and Congressional pork. Refusal to enforce federal laws. Rejection of Supreme Court decisions. IOW, a Nullification Crisis would be required at this point.

I'll take unicorn with my order, please.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 02, 2022 11:40 AM (IXpV7)

64 Young Frankenstein is just about the only Brooks film I like. Sacrilege I know, but it is what it is.
Posted by: She Hobbit at July 02, 2022 11:37 AM (ftFVW)


Just remember that it's pronounced "Frankensteen", not "Frankenstine."

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at July 02, 2022 11:41 AM (R5lpX)

65 11 R v W was instituted by a court comprised of 9 white, male justices.

R v W was struck down by a court with 3 women, a black man, and a Latina.

Diversity is our strength.


not without two jews and a cripple

Posted by: james watt at July 02, 2022 11:42 AM (I38CQ)

66 Just remember that it's pronounced "Frankensteen", not "Frankenstine."
Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at July 02, 2022 11:41 AM

Blucher!

Posted by: She Hobbit at July 02, 2022 11:42 AM (ftFVW)

67 Just remember that it's pronounced "Frankensteen", not "Frankenstine."

.....

I'm pretty sure its Frankenstain.

Posted by: Nelson Mandela at July 02, 2022 11:42 AM (NSWcw)

68 I will never be dissuaded from the belief that this is the most exceptional country on the planet, populated by an extraordinary people governed by the most unique political system in history.

Throughout our history we have met and prevailed over issues even more serious than the present one, with an unbroken record of success.

It's a large part of our heritage to continue that struggle in order that the Republic endures, and must never be abandoned.

Gob bless this country and it's people.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 02, 2022 11:42 AM (KATBx)

69 I tried watching a documentary about Pavlov's dogs on YT but I kept getting hungry during it.
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 02, 2022 11:40 AM (yikp0)

I thought I found a copy of Diogenes' autobiography in a used book store once, but it had a dust jacket on it, and no reading light, so I figured it was fake.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 02, 2022 11:42 AM (47mFt)

70 Women who question transgender ideology have been branded 'farts' as part of equalities training offered to civil servants in Nicola Sturgeon's [Scottish] Government, it has emerged.

Workers who attended a workplace "trans 101" course were told the term was an acronym for "feminism appropriating ridiculous transphobe" and that women who oppose inclusivity measures were part of a "trans hate group".

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 02, 2022 11:43 AM (yikp0)

71 "When power returns to the states, the people also gain the option of moving to different areas"

Voters turn a state into a disaster, then abandon it to move to a 'better' state and destroy it too.

Posted by: Preparing gp For Lazy Loading at July 02, 2022 11:44 AM (qpX6U)

72 It's a large part of our heritage to continue that struggle in order that the Republic endures, and must never be abandoned.

Gob bless this country and it's people.
Posted by: irongrampa at July 02, 2022 11:42 AM (KATBx)


*Relistens to Stars and Stripes Forever*

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at July 02, 2022 11:44 AM (AiZBA)

73 Be nice if there was an edit feature to remedy fat fingers, last sentence should read God bless this country and it's people.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 02, 2022 11:44 AM (KATBx)

74 44 Peruvian firefighters put out forest fire that came within 10 kilometres [6 miles IIRC] of ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu.

*******
The whole region might have be Inca-pacitated if the fire had spread further.
Posted by: Muldoon at July 02, 2022 11:27 AM (kXYt5)
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When it comes to machus, close the cover before striking.


i'll never get over machu picchu

Posted by: ted stryker at July 02, 2022 11:44 AM (I38CQ)

75 Greetings:

Any word on what all those books were that our latest US Supreme Court Justice swore her oath upon ???

Posted by: 11B40 at July 02, 2022 11:44 AM (uuklp)

76 Snort. Snort. Snort!
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That's why I couldn't make it all the way through Charlie Sheen's autobiography!

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 02, 2022 11:45 AM (yikp0)

77 67 Just remember that it's pronounced "Frankensteen", not "Frankenstine."

.....

I'm pretty sure its Frankenstain.


that's a remark up with which i can bearly put

Posted by: kulak anachronda at July 02, 2022 11:46 AM (I38CQ)

78 Another favorite is Battle Cry of Freedom

Posted by: Skip's phone at July 02, 2022 11:46 AM (2JoB8)

79 I've had several of my acquaintances tell me about this right of states and the popular vote. Then go on to tell me that the change in 1913 or so when state senators were elected by a state's people, not appointed by the state govenor was a bad move in that it yadda yadda yadda. Comments pls.

Posted by: Ray at July 02, 2022 11:46 AM (sw3xv)

80 women who oppose inclusivity measures were part of a "trans hate group".
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 02, 2022 11:43 AM

Yeah, F them. Men and women have different challenges in life. Many of women's revolve around safety, so they will never convince me that I should open all my woman-only spaces to some mentally unstable dude in a dress. Pffft.

Posted by: She Hobbit at July 02, 2022 11:47 AM (ftFVW)

81 Check out the video at the Babylon Bee Joe Biden link. Really.
Posted by: KT at July 02, 2022 11:21 AM (rrtZS)


You mean the Satan press conference video? Or is there a Biden video that I'm just not seeing?

Posted by: Emmie at July 02, 2022 11:47 AM (6RgRK)

82 Any word on what all those books were that our latest US Supreme Court Justice swore her oath upon ???

A koran, a tiajuana bible and "soul on ice"?

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at July 02, 2022 11:47 AM (HnE9b)

83 Workers who attended a workplace "trans 101" course were told the term was an acronym for "feminism appropriating ridiculous transphobe" and that women who oppose inclusivity measures were part of a "trans hate group".
Posted by: andycanuck

Count me in!

Posted by: Infidel at July 02, 2022 11:47 AM (r2IDy)

84 Workers who attended a workplace "trans 101" course were told the term was an acronym for "feminism appropriating ridiculous transphobe" and that women who oppose inclusivity measures were part of a "trans hate group".
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 02, 2022 11:43 AM (yikp0)

I think MARTS is more accurate: Men Appropriating with Ridiculous Tranny Stupidity.

It's like the ad campaign for M and Ms. You say it doesn't melt in your hand? That's EXACTLY what it does! It's the very opposite of what you claim it is!!

Posted by: BurtTC at July 02, 2022 11:47 AM (47mFt)

85 The whole region might have be Inca-pacitated if the fire had spread further.
Posted by: Muldoon at July 02, 2022 11:27 AM
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Now they're incandescent!

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 02, 2022 11:48 AM (yikp0)

86 Posted by: andycanuck

Count me in!
Posted by: Infidel at July 02, 2022 11:47 AM (r2IDy)

I FART, 24/7. It's the natural order of things. I'm FARTing right now, as I type.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 02, 2022 11:49 AM (47mFt)

87 I refuse to celebrate your mental illness.

Posted by: Infidel at July 02, 2022 11:49 AM (r2IDy)

88 6 I don't think they teach Civics in High School anymore.

dunno 'bout that, but back when i was in school we overhauled a vw beetle engine.

Posted by: kulak anachronda at July 02, 2022 11:49 AM (I38CQ)

89 Count me in!
Posted by: Infidel
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Then pull my finger to join the club!

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 02, 2022 11:50 AM (yikp0)

90 I've had several of my acquaintances tell me about this right of states and the popular vote. Then go on to tell me that the change in 1913 or so when state senators were elected by a state's people, not appointed by the state govenor was a bad move in that it yadda yadda yadda. Comments pls.
Posted by: Ray at July 02, 2022 11:46 AM (sw3xv)


The reasoning behind the various state's governors appointing senators was that they would more closely align with the particular state's populace wishes, if that makes sense.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at July 02, 2022 11:50 AM (R5lpX)

91 I read a book on the Stockholm Syndrome.
I didn't particularly care for it it at first, but by the time I got to the end of it I really liked it.

If I ever get a DeLorean, I will drive it from time to time.

I read Nietzsche but got nothing out of it.

I gave up doing Nidra Yoga meditation tapes, I kept falling asleep before getting to the end!

I have a map of the world, it's scale is 1:1. I don't unroll it very far.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 02, 2022 11:50 AM (tp5ES)

92 Heading out on lake before rain hits. Thought I'd leave this here. Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue. Toby Keith.

https://youtu.be/ruNrdmjcNTc

Posted by: olddog in mo at July 02, 2022 11:50 AM (A20lT)

93 If you want to see it return, some big things would have to happen. Repudiation of federal funding and Congressional pork. Refusal to enforce federal laws. Rejection of Supreme Court decisions. IOW, a Nullification Crisis would be required at this point.

I'll take unicorn with my order, please.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 02, 2022 11:40 AM (IXpV7)

A Greater Depression which bankrupts the Fed'l Govm't and causes it to default on most of its debts would go a long way towards that. See, there's hope.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 02, 2022 11:51 AM (trdmm)

94 Mel Brooks turned 96. Which of his works do you like best?

***

Princess Bride and Men in Tights

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 02, 2022 11:51 AM (kf6Ak)

95 I read Nietzsche but got nothing out of it

I read Nietzsche and thought it was super, man.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at July 02, 2022 11:52 AM (eGTCV)

96 I love this Aaron Lewis song about the present state we find ourselves in.

Warning =, does contain a few curse words....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zT9WUIfdKIA

Posted by: Nelson Mandela at July 02, 2022 11:52 AM (NSWcw)

97 The right way to learn about federalism is to read the Federalist Papers. All 85 of them.

The authors anticipated a lot. More than you might think. And they wrote in very clear and simple language; it's not hard material to understand. The fact that this stuff is not required to be taught in high school is another egregious failure of the public school system.

Posted by: rold at July 02, 2022 11:52 AM (DjiK1)

98 I refuse to celebrate your mental illness.

Posted by: Infidel at July 02, 2022 11:49 AM (r2IDy)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpJOxbaC8YU

Posted by: BignJames at July 02, 2022 11:52 AM (AwYPR)

99 From Psalm 33 --
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.

Keep praying and seeking God's mercy, please. And be sure to ask Him if there is anything you need to repent from. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive our sins.

Humans can't deliver us from calamity, but God can.

Posted by: Emmie at July 02, 2022 11:53 AM (6RgRK)

100 As originally designed, the House of Reps was intended to represent the public, and the Senate was supposed to represent States interests. I'm not that big a fan of the old system, because it was notoriously corrupt, with some Senates seats openly being bought, sold and traded for. (ok some things never change) The 1913 redo was intended to get rid of the endemic corruption; the great tragedy is that although the system was reformed, the corruption remained, as always.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 02, 2022 11:54 AM (trdmm)

101 60 10th Amendment. They tried to stomp it to death after the War Between The States. But by GOD's Grace we ain't dead yet.
Posted by: Eromero at July 02, 2022 11:39 AM (gktX6)

The 17th amendment undermines state autonomy. The original intent of a bicameral legislature was to have a peoples House of Representatives and the house which projected the interests of each state and controlled by respective state legislatures. We now have a House of Representatives and a super house of representatives with a six year term.

Posted by: 7man at July 02, 2022 11:54 AM (qwO6y)

102 And thank you KT for sharing Hayward’s thoughts.

Posted by: 7man at July 02, 2022 11:55 AM (qwO6y)

103 The reasoning behind the various state's governors appointing senators was that they would more closely align with the particular state's populace wishes, if that makes sense.
Posted by: That Guy

If I read correctly, they could also be recalled.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 02, 2022 11:57 AM (fh8Ks)

104 'So be kind to your friends in the Swamp,
For that duck may be somebody's mother, . . .'

This is a fragment of a memory, I think from Singalong With Mitch, many years ago.

Anybody else remember it sung to SaSF?

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 02, 2022 11:57 AM (MIKMs)

105 We now have a House of Representatives and a super house of representatives with a six year term.
Posted by: 7man at July 02, 2022 11:54 AM (qwO6y)

and neither of them do shit, because it's the Judiciary and Bureaucracy who actually make all the rules and run the country.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 02, 2022 11:57 AM (trdmm)

106 oops.....of Morgan Freeman sock

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 02, 2022 11:58 AM (NSWcw)

107 "The reasoning behind the various state's governors appointing senators was that they would more closely align with the particular state's populace wishes, if that makes sense."

Completely wrong, moron. It was that it would more closely align with the state GOVERNMENT's wishes. Direct election of senators was to cut the state governments out of the loop and make it more directly democratic - which was precisely what the framers wanted to avoid.

Posted by: rold at July 02, 2022 11:58 AM (DjiK1)

108 Breaking!

Jerry Hall files for divorce from Rupert Murdoch; married six years and they have, oddly enough, a prenup.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 02, 2022 11:59 AM (yikp0)

109 The 1913 redo was intended to get rid of the endemic corruption; the great tragedy is that although the system was reformed, the corruption remained, as always.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 02, 2022 11:54 AM (trdmm)

I think democracy generally is better than most other possible systems of creating government, but its corruption is more than possible. We're soaking in it. So right now it seems like the worst possible way.

And when all the reprobates in Washington keep talking about saving "our democracy," they're talking about this corrupt version where they get to do whatever the hell they want.

F that. It's time for some slit throats. Figuratively or literally.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 02, 2022 11:59 AM (47mFt)

110 Not sure how to take that BignJames.

Posted by: Infidel at July 02, 2022 11:59 AM (r2IDy)

111 If I read correctly, they could also be recalled.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 02, 2022 11:57 AM (fh8Ks)

since they were not elected, they served at the whim of the State's Government. They were somewhere in between state's ambassadors and errand boys.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 02, 2022 11:59 AM (trdmm)

112 Told this week Lenin was for no borders as he was sure his Revolution would take all of Europe by storm.
He was ready to vacate areas out of his control but only for lack of power

Posted by: Skip at July 02, 2022 12:00 PM (2JoB8)

113 Not sure how to take that BignJames.

Posted by: Infidel at July 02, 2022 11:59 AM (r2IDy)

lightly

Posted by: BignJames at July 02, 2022 12:00 PM (AwYPR)

114 If I read correctly, they could also be recalled.
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I recall a commenter here saying that happened [fairly?] frequently.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 02, 2022 12:01 PM (yikp0)

115 dregged up from a 1962 memory. sung by my 6th grade class. mrs. bobletter, the teacher.

be kind to your friends in the swamp
for a duck may be somebody's mother
be kind to your friends in the swamp
cause its very very very damp
you may think that this is the end
well it is ...

Posted by: Zombeavers is an excellent movie at July 02, 2022 12:01 PM (6Cp7U)

116 lightly
Posted by: BignJames
lol. I did.

Posted by: Infidel at July 02, 2022 12:01 PM (r2IDy)

117 Jerry Hall files for divorce from Rupert Murdoch; married six years and they have, oddly enough, a prenup.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 02, 2022 11:59 AM (yikp0)

She doesn't want him getting any of the $$ she got from Mick.

Posted by: BignJames at July 02, 2022 12:02 PM (AwYPR)

118 since they were not elected, they served at the whim of the State's Government. They were somewhere in between state's ambassadors and errand boys.
Posted by: Tom Servo

I think that would be a good thing... Senators who lie to get elected and then go back to their old ways (I'm looking at you John McStain!) could be yanked.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 02, 2022 12:02 PM (fh8Ks)

119 No, Aaron Lewis, you're damn sure not the only one by far.

You got lots of company.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 02, 2022 12:03 PM (KATBx)

120 since they were not elected, they served at the whim of the State's Government. They were somewhere in between state's ambassadors and errand boys.
Posted by: Tom Servo

I feel like that should've worked better than what we have now - unaccountable grifters who don't GAF about their state

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 02, 2022 12:03 PM (kf6Ak)

121 I think that would be a good thing... Senators who lie to get elected and then go back to their old ways (I'm looking at you John McStain!) could be yanked.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 02, 2022 12:02 PM (fh8Ks)

Correction: Medal of Freedom winner, John McStain!

Posted by: BurtTC at July 02, 2022 12:04 PM (47mFt)

122 unaccountable grifters who don't GAF about their state
Posted by: vmom

Or their country.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 02, 2022 12:04 PM (fh8Ks)

123 Point 6: I was thinking about corruption this morning when I got up (as one does), corruption is of two sorts, one is using the power of the state to hide or help commit acts that are crimes no matter who does them. Crimes get committed every day, but when the monopoly on force and policing is used to hide or facilitate it, it becomes even more ugly.

The other sort is someone using their position to funnel money and influence into their own pocket, or into the pockets of other people for their own benefit. If this was not state monies or state influence, but instead in an entrepreneur this sort of activity would be pretty benign or even admirable.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 02, 2022 12:05 PM (xhaym)

124 Correction: Medal of Freedom winner, John McStain!
Posted by: BurtTC

cough, cough, gag, puke.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 02, 2022 12:05 PM (fh8Ks)

125 and the Senate was supposed to represent States interests
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Which 'State' are some senators representing? When a State's land is owned by the Federal Government, which state is important? Individual people are represented by a single rep in some Federal 'states' and two senators.

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 02, 2022 12:05 PM (MIKMs)

126
I gave up doing Nidra Yoga meditation tapes, I kept falling asleep before getting to the end!
Posted by: Kindltot at July 02, 2022 11:35 AM (xhaym
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Have you tried Kol Nidre yoga?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at July 02, 2022 12:06 PM (aaGzp)

127 No, Aaron Lewis, you're damn sure not the only one by far.

You got lots of company.
Posted by: irongrampa

This, got a little foggy in here.

Posted by: Infidel at July 02, 2022 12:06 PM (r2IDy)

128 Biden Advisor: Americans Just Need To Be "Reminded", Of "Progress" As 85% Say Country On Wrong Track

-
Well, there was, uh . . . And then, uh . . .

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now the Summer of Our Discontent at July 02, 2022 12:08 PM (FVME7)

129 Correction: Medal of Freedom winner, John McStain!

Posted by: BurtTC

Fighter Ace*

*counting his Forrestall shoot downs.

Posted by: BignJames at July 02, 2022 12:08 PM (AwYPR)

130 My '06 Nissan Prager had a leaking Blinker Fluid Reservoir that I could never seem to isolate or fix. I'd never purchase another

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at July 02, 2022 12:09 PM (flINI)

131 #6 Thankfully can't sat I ever saw corruption personally, Dennis Prager tells being quite the world traveler corruption in the rest of the world can be very personal. A police officer stops you while driving for a bribe, nothing you need to get from even a local government official will get done without a payoff, sometimes multi steps up

Posted by: Skip's phone at July 02, 2022 12:09 PM (2JoB8)

132 Correction: Medal of Freedom winner, John McStain!
Posted by: BurtTC

cough, cough, gag, puke.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 02, 2022 12:05 PM (fh8Ks)

What I can't wait for is when Biden has to put the thing around the guy's neck. Then we'll finally be able to end his funeral.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 02, 2022 12:10 PM (47mFt)

133 Posted by: Skip's phone at July 02, 2022 12:09 PM (2JoB

That's how it was where I grew up

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 02, 2022 12:10 PM (kf6Ak)

134 Peruvian firefighters put out forest fire that came within 10 kilometres [6 miles IIRC] of ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu.

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Good thing they.built it out of stone

Posted by: Bigsmith at July 02, 2022 12:11 PM (rcUzx)

135 A koran, a tiajuana bible and "soul on ice"?

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at July 02, 2022 11:47 AM (HnE9b)


Gray's Anatomy, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, and a calfskin bound edition of the Montgomery Wards Catalog from 1973

Posted by: Kindltot at July 02, 2022 12:11 PM (xhaym)

136 The left can stand federalism, in part, because it can't stand counter examples.

If people can compare Heritage America to Soviet America directly they can see the failures in what the left has done with the US.

If everywhere is Soviet America though, they can just pretend Heritage America was something it was not.

Sort of the same reason they want everyone to get the clot shot actually.

Posted by: Some baby daddy from 8 different women at July 02, 2022 12:11 PM (ESjRY)

137 It was that it would more closely align with the state GOVERNMENT's wishes. Direct election of senators was to cut the state governments out of the loop and make it more directly democratic - which was precisely what the framers wanted to avoid.
Posted by: rold at July 02, 2022 11:58 AM (DjiK1)

Yes and so projecting pre-17 amendment structures to today, the regulatory landscape would be far different. Energy producing states would have formed political compacts to ward off, for example, an out of control EPA. States would have oversight of the federal government and preserving their own interests and power. There would have been a reluctance to cede unlimited power to the fed and even if such state purposes were of a corrupt nature, it’d be better than the federalised corruption now imposed on all of us.

Posted by: 7man at July 02, 2022 12:12 PM (qwO6y)

138 128 Biden Advisor: Americans Just Need To Be "Reminded", Of "Progress" As 85% Say Country On Wrong Track

It's always the people's fault. The DogEater admin blamed the people. They were always working on their "messaging" so us idiots could understand how good the bad policies were.

Posted by: Fool Otto at July 02, 2022 12:12 PM (DB16e)

139 Did the National Forest Service start the fires in Peruvia?

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at July 02, 2022 12:14 PM (flINI)

140 shit, I thought diptheorya meant being infected with leftist dogma

Posted by: REDACTED at July 02, 2022 12:15 PM (us2H3)

141

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY
_ _ _ > INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND

Posted by: Braenyard at July 02, 2022 12:16 PM (8E/wP)

142 Since NY abstained can't we just ignore them 1/13th of the time?

Posted by: DaveA at July 02, 2022 12:17 PM (FhXTo)

143 Did the National Forest Service start the fires in Peruvia?
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at July 02, 2022 12:14 PM (flINI)

Don't be silly. Putin started the fires.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 02, 2022 12:17 PM (47mFt)

144 It's always the people's fault. The DogEater admin blamed the people. They were always working on their "messaging" so us idiots could understand how good the bad policies were.
Posted by: Fool Otto at July 02, 2022 12:12 PM (DB16e)

As they say, the beatings will continue until you beg for more

Posted by: 7man at July 02, 2022 12:18 PM (qwO6y)

145 Hiya KT !

Happy Independence Day to you and yourn !

Posted by: JT at July 02, 2022 12:18 PM (arJlL)

146 Throwing some darts between coats of body puddy, in sun I can't see my phone screen well.

Posted by: Skip's phone at July 02, 2022 12:18 PM (2JoB8)

147 Good thing they built it out of stone.
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First thing I said to myself when I read the news chyron.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 02, 2022 12:19 PM (yikp0)

148 143 Don't be silly. Putin started the fires.

i didn't start the fires. they were always burning, since the world was turning.

Posted by: putin at July 02, 2022 12:20 PM (I38CQ)

149 As they say, the beatings will continue until you beg for more
Posted by: 7man at July 02, 2022 12:18 PM

Kinky

Posted by: She Hobbit at July 02, 2022 12:20 PM (ftFVW)

150 >>> 143 Did the National Forest Service start the fires in Peruvia?
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at July 02, 2022 12:14 PM (flINI)

Don't be silly. Putin started the fires.
Posted by: BurtTC at July 02, 2022 12:17 PM (47mFt)

Wrong. It was the unvaxxinated.

Posted by: Jared Polesucker at July 02, 2022 12:21 PM (llON8)

151 140 shit, I thought diptheorya meant being infected with leftist dogma

that's dipsticktheorya. they're often confused.

Posted by: kulak anachronda at July 02, 2022 12:21 PM (I38CQ)

152 "So, what do you think?"

I think the horde here is so law-abiding and well-meaning that a lot of you are missing a very important phenomenon.

This is something that has come up with the spouse in discussions of where we are relocating to... the geographical ability of state governments to actually enforce their writ. There are HUGE tracts of the US where the state capitols really don't have a firm hold, and if they want to venture out and make examples they know they may pay dearly for doing so.

In the straight-up military/tactical/logistical sense, not angry phone calls and poll numbers. Things have gotten bad enough that "area looks like the moon/Afghanistan/Switzerland" is now meaningful plus in the personal freedom category.

People are underestimating just how much our metric fuckton of guns is preventing us from turning into the EU with shittier trains, or a cleaner China with woke bean counters.

Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at July 02, 2022 12:22 PM (TZivQ)

153 >>> Princess Bride
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 02, 2022 11:51 AM (kf6Ak)


I'm afraid I have some disturbing news for you.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Princess_Bride_(film)


Yes, I still love the film though.

Posted by: banana Dream at July 02, 2022 12:23 PM (skf6d)

154 I thought The Producers was hilarious but I'm a big Dick Shawn fan. I thought he was hilarious in Mad, Mad World.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now the Summer of Our Discontent at July 02, 2022 12:25 PM (FVME7)

155 be kind to your friends in the swamp
for a duck may be somebody's mother
be kind to your friends in the swamp
cause its very very very damp
you may think that this is the end
well it is ...


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I remember that song from a Mitch Miller record of my dad's

Posted by: Bigsmith at July 02, 2022 12:25 PM (rcUzx)

156 My mom used to sing a version of Stars and Stripes Forever that had the the phrase:
Be kind to your web-footed friend
For the duck may be somebody's mother

Posted by: Linnet at July 02, 2022 12:26 PM (tetb/)

157 Lots of people involved with princess bride hate me. I can't not love the film though. It's like being turned down for a date repeatedly but still being enamored of the person and admiring them from afar. Ok, that was a weeee bit of a stalker-ish analogy I admit but it's the best I've got.

Posted by: banana Dream at July 02, 2022 12:28 PM (skf6d)

158 What to think?

No one consented... Alter... Better yet ..
Abolish.

Left loves big government control...
So does the cop sucking right with "obey the law!!!" - always with them in charge of the law.

F..k them BOTH.

Left with communism... And the Right with seatbelt and insurance tickets.
They're both f..king disgusting and should be despised.

Posted by: Broken Apple at July 02, 2022 12:28 PM (B4MDn)

159 I'm ready to get me some of that indeependance I hear so much about. 1776 style.... woo hoo... timing is everything! the gang of shapeshifting purveyors of douchbagism are relentless!!!!! Still they are manipulating election results. I get very upset at people who treat me like a mushroom !11 Treating my like shit and keeping me in the dark has run it's course.... Hill die on: F'n Google it 111

Posted by: Outlaw Wosey Jails at July 02, 2022 12:28 PM (0CF1W)

160 Old New Yorker cartoon
Wife to husband reading newspaper--
Did you peru's the news about a massive forest fire near Machu Pichu?

Husband-- Lima lone, I'm trying to watch the game

Posted by: JoeF. at July 02, 2022 12:28 PM (mR6Gs)

161 Didn’t they use a version of that duck song in the Chuck Jones animated version of “Horton Hears a Who?”

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 02, 2022 12:28 PM (rzOL9)

162 Linnet it's from a cartoon

Posted by: Skip's phone at July 02, 2022 12:29 PM (2JoB8)

163 Come on. Who can listen to Sousa and not feel better afterwards?
Posted by: Diogenes
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My son plays the Sousaphone in marching band...

Posted by: lin-duh at July 02, 2022 12:29 PM (UUBmN)

164 Aren't those last 10km pretty much all stone?

Posted by: From about that time at July 02, 2022 12:30 PM (4780s)

165 Did the National Forest Service start the fires in Peruvia?
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at July 02, 2022 12:14 PM (flINI)

Don't be silly. Putin started the fires.
Posted by: BurtTC at July 02, 2022 12:17 PM (47mFt)

Wrong. It was the unvaxxinated.
Posted by: Jared Polesucker at July 02, 2022 12:21 PM (llON
You're both wrong.

It was TRUMP!!

Posted by: JoeF. at July 02, 2022 12:30 PM (mR6Gs)

166 it was the WRECKERS

I'm ready to start snitching

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at July 02, 2022 12:31 PM (sJHOI)

167 ever changing BS on Ukraine is proportionately linked to the Z Man's check book

and at the moment, the balance is low

so, Ukraine is winning and please send 50 billion

Posted by: REDACTED at July 02, 2022 12:31 PM (us2H3)

168 My mom used to sing a version of Stars and Stripes Forever that had the the phrase:
Be kind to your web-footed friend
For the duck may be somebody's mother

Posted by: Linnet at July 02, 2022 12:26 PM


I seem to recall it had something to do with making fun of the "ruptured duck" WWII honorable service medal. But I could be completely wrong.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at July 02, 2022 12:32 PM (bVYXr)

169 I wonder what vectored the loons in today.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 02, 2022 12:33 PM (xhaym)

170 LOL.

Did the New Yorker steal that from Ziggy, JoeF.?

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 02, 2022 12:33 PM (yikp0)

171 Capt. Obvious, this Kol Nidre you mention, it is one of those fancy brassicas?

Posted by: Kindltot at July 02, 2022 12:34 PM (xhaym)

172 Linnet, that was the version my dad sang to us too.

Posted by: skywch at July 02, 2022 12:34 PM (uqhmb)

173 Harrumph!

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 02, 2022 12:34 PM (vuisn)

174 Yes, I still love the film though.
Posted by: banana Dream

I'll just keep pretending it's a Mel Brooks film

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 02, 2022 12:35 PM (kf6Ak)

175 GMA doesn't even know about Thurgood Marshall

Posted by: kallisto at July 02, 2022 12:35 PM (dCxaZ)

176 Gateway Pundits page today could be used as an enlistment advertisement for state militia recruitment FUCK THE FBI IN THE BUNGHOLE!!!!

Posted by: Outlaw Wosey Jails at July 02, 2022 12:36 PM (0CF1W)

177 I thought The Producers was hilarious but I'm a big Dick Shawn fan. I thought he was hilarious in Mad, Mad World.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now the Summer of Our Discontent

You know how he died ?

Posted by: JT at July 02, 2022 12:36 PM (arJlL)

178 It's always the people's fault. The DogEater admin blamed the people. They were always working on their "messaging" so us idiots could understand how good the bad policies were.
Posted by: Fool Otto at July 02, 2022 12:12 PM (

In my unspectacular career I learned to always take responsibility. These nitwits don't understand something a humble car salesman understood.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at July 02, 2022 12:36 PM (eGTCV)

179 Thurgood Marshall, he was so last century.

Posted by: From about that time at July 02, 2022 12:36 PM (4780s)

180 I think they defaced the Caesar Rodney statue in Wilmington during the St. George riots.

Posted by: kallisto at July 02, 2022 12:36 PM (dCxaZ)

181 Kids

Posted by: Skip's phone at July 02, 2022 12:36 PM (2JoB8)

182 I still love Blazing Saddles.. Young Frankenstein is good too..

Posted by: It's me donna at July 02, 2022 12:36 PM (bs+z0)

183 My son plays the Sousaphone in marching band...
Posted by: lin-duh at July 02, 2022 12:29 PM (UUBmN)

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I remember that. An ancient precursor to the smartphone. It failed to find an audience.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at July 02, 2022 12:37 PM (XG2Fi)

184 GMA doesn't even know about Thurgood Marshall
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P.I. -- Pre-Internet -- so <30s have never heard the name.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 02, 2022 12:37 PM (yikp0)

185 My favorite is Dracula: Dead and Loving it.
Renfield, you asshole!
They had it coming.
I was having a Daymare

Posted by: Jmel at July 02, 2022 12:38 PM (bVhJi)

186 >>So, what do you think?

I think he's saying pretty much what I have been saying. The Dobbs decision was a very important decision both by repealing Roe but possibly even more important by correctly pointing out that the reason for overturning it was because it was improperly decided in the first place.

Unelected bureaucrats and judges don't make laws under our Constitution, the people through their elected representatives do. Gutting the administrative state and getting us back to proper order under the Constitution is the single most important thing that can happen.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 02, 2022 12:38 PM (ZLI7S)

187 In my unspectacular career I learned to always take responsibility. These nitwits don't understand something a humble car salesman understood.
Posted by: N.L. Urker

This. In my career, when I realized I fkd up, I was always the first to go to the boss and fess up. Usually with a fix.

Posted by: Infidel at July 02, 2022 12:38 PM (r2IDy)

188 182 I still love Blazing Saddles.. Young Frankenstein is good too..
Posted by: It's me donna at July 02, 2022 12:36 PM (bs+z0)

yes a family favorite

Posted by: Abby Normal at July 02, 2022 12:38 PM (0CF1W)

189 182 I still love Blazing Saddles.. Young Frankenstein is good too..
Posted by: It's me donna at July 02, 2022 12:36 PM (bs+z0)

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The next to final scene with Madeleine Kahn about to be ravished by the Monster is hilarious.

Woof.

https://youtu.be/ZztrDsOUJeI

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at July 02, 2022 12:39 PM (XG2Fi)

190 Old and busted: The Sharks and the Jets

New and cool: The Sharks and the Orcas

Killer whales are hunting down great white sharks off the coast of South Africa and ripping out their livers and eating them

https://bit.ly/3yavo4Y

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now the Summer of Our Discontent at July 02, 2022 12:40 PM (FVME7)

191 I like most every Brooks film. That one in the city that was mostly unfunny and sad I couldn't get into. But all the others were my introduction in life to outlandish pure hilarity. I could see where younger people of anyone really that got bit by the humor bug in some completely different venue might not see why people love Brooks' films so much. But a lot of my humor was formed under him, and also the Zucker bros, then monty python.

So that's my core base of humor and what I tap into. And the original source material is pure raw funny for me.

Posted by: banana Dream at July 02, 2022 12:40 PM (skf6d)

192 I had to net-search but Shawn died on-stage of a heart attack in 1987. See sock link.

A real trouper.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 02, 2022 12:40 PM (yikp0)

193 I love the original producers with Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder... Spring time for Hitler in Germany

Posted by: It's me donna at July 02, 2022 12:42 PM (bs+z0)

194 Re: federalism. Germany had always been a federal state composed of a diversity of states, both small and large, for example Lutheran Prussia, Catholic Bavaria, etc.

The Nazis promptly disposed of the state governments after the "seizure" of power and centralized first police power and then all state powers in Berlin.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 02, 2022 12:42 PM (EZebt)

195 Federalism, as the Republic, is dead.

What we saw last week was the monkey trying to put the cork back into the Elephant's butt.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at July 02, 2022 12:42 PM (lKAqb)

196 Killer whales are hunting down great white sharks off the coast of South Africa and ripping out their livers and eating them

Shark Liver good for orca blood! Also help with orca ED!

Posted by: kallisto at July 02, 2022 12:43 PM (dCxaZ)

197 I had insomnia last night. Insomnia led to being really tired. Being really tired means I'm putting off a decision about whether or not to procrastinate about getting to work on the mess that is my back yard.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at July 02, 2022 12:43 PM (eGTCV)

198 The Sheriff Is Near!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 02, 2022 12:43 PM (R/m4+)

199 You know how he died ?
Posted by: JT

No.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now the Summer of Our Discontent at July 02, 2022 12:43 PM (FVME7)

200 Occam's Razor applied to the federal government: a simple solution is to start reducing the federal employee workforce 10% each year with no replacement. Somewhere between the 6th and 10th year a balance will be struck. Any necessary functions would naturally flow to states that need those functions.

Posted by: Political FleaBites at July 02, 2022 12:44 PM (IgP0F)

201 A good one to keep an eye on.

From good ol' Tennessee, pediatricians are suing the HHS in Federal Court for the right to refuse transgender therapy based on religious principals.

The state of Tennessee passed a bill some years ago, permitting therapists to refuse to provide such treatments. Now this doctor is going after the Biden administration.

God bless them in their quest to save children.

http://tinyurl.com/yzcsjy75

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 02, 2022 12:45 PM (NSWcw)

202 Somewhere between the 6th and 10th year a balance will be struck. Any necessary functions would naturally flow to states that need those functions.
Posted by: Political FleaBites at July 02, 2022 12:44 PM (IgP0F)

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But America will not be safe without a competent, fabulous gay transvestite managing its stockpile of nuclear waste.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at July 02, 2022 12:46 PM (XG2Fi)

203 >>Occam's Razor applied to the federal government: a simple solution is to start reducing the federal employee workforce 10% each year with no replacement. Somewhere between the 6th and 10th year a balance will be struck. Any necessary functions would naturally flow to states that need those functions.

Reduce their power and many will leave on their own accord.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 02, 2022 12:46 PM (ZLI7S)

204 You know how he died ?
Posted by: JT

No.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now the Summer of Our Discontent

He was doing his normal Dick Shawn fast paced song and dance/ comedy routine in a comedy club one night and had a heart attack and died onstage. The audience thought it was part of the act.

They kept waiting for him to get up.

Posted by: JT at July 02, 2022 12:47 PM (arJlL)

205 The Nazis promptly disposed of the state governments after the "seizure" of power and centralized first police power and then all state powers in Berlin.
Posted by: San Franpsycho

There's a propaganda film in which various Hitlerjugend shout out where they're from. "I'm from Bavaria!" "I'm from Prussia!" etc. indicating that we're all Germans now. Hitler, the great uniter.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now the Summer of Our Discontent at July 02, 2022 12:47 PM (FVME7)

206 o, Ukraine is winning and please send 50 billion
Posted by: REDACTED at July 02, 2022 12:31 PM (us2H3)

Is this an actual war, or a telethon?

Posted by: JoeF. at July 02, 2022 12:48 PM (mR6Gs)

207 I'm happy about the orca asserting their dominance over the GWS. Not all orca are meat eaters though.

It's kind of fascinating how large mammals can survive and even thrive on a non-carnivore diet.

Posted by: kallisto at July 02, 2022 12:48 PM (dCxaZ)

208 Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at July 02, 2022 12:43 PM (eGTCV)

That's a decision you should sleep on

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 02, 2022 12:48 PM (kf6Ak)

209 Ukraine is winning and please send 50 billion
Posted by: REDACTED at July 02, 2022 12:31 PM (us2H3)

Is this an actual war, or a telethon?
Posted by: JoeF. at July 02, 2022 12:48 PM (mR6Gs)

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Don't be a sucker. Wait for the 10X matching.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at July 02, 2022 12:49 PM (XG2Fi)

210 He was doing his normal Dick Shawn fast paced song and dance/ comedy routine in a comedy club one night and had a heart attack and died onstage. The audience thought it was part of the act.

They kept waiting for him to get up.
Posted by: JT

That's not nearly as terrible as the things my mind conceived in response to your question.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now the Summer of Our Discontent at July 02, 2022 12:49 PM (FVME7)

211 One other great feature of federalism, perhaps its most subtle advantage: there are no tyrannical "settled issues." Nothing is every really settled forever. The future is not held hostage to the past. Voters can change their minds, and change the law.

Yep. And this goes both ways. Which is why it is foolish to think "red states" will always be "red" and "blue states" will always be "blue".

Though the latter is more likely in our lifetimes, because the Left is always at work to make things their way. And they never give up control once they have their way. California and Illinois were not always deep blue. Both were red in the 1980s. Within a decade, they went blue and have only gotten deeper blue over the past 20 years.

Everyone cheers on Florida for being a "red state", as well as Texas. But DeSantis can't stay there forever and the Left has been invading Texas for decades now and moving it further to the Left.

If the attitude of conservatives is to simply leave the states that the Left turns blue, sooner or later there will no longer be anywhere to go.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at July 02, 2022 12:49 PM (Do5/p)

212 207 I'm happy about the orca asserting their dominance over the GWS. Not all orca are meat eaters though.

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Where do killer whales get salad?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at July 02, 2022 12:50 PM (XG2Fi)

213
Apple has too much control of content of the owner's phone. Very disappointing.

Posted by: Braenyard, looking forward to a Tesla Phone at July 02, 2022 12:50 PM (8E/wP)

214 I love the original producers with Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder... Spring time for Hitler in Germany
Posted by: It's me donna at July 02, 2022 12:42 PM (bs+z0)


If you get a chance, watch Rhinoceros with Wilder and Zero Mostel. It is pretty much the 1970's Zombie movie without actual zombies.

Lots and lots of chewing on the scenery there.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 02, 2022 12:50 PM (xhaym)

215 >>> Ukraine is winning and please send 50 billion
Posted by: REDACTED at July 02, 2022 12:31 PM (us2H3)

Is this an actual war, or a telethon?
Posted by: JoeF. at July 02, 2022 12:48 PM (mR6Gs)


... people are manning the phones right now, oh let's watch this lovely lady spinning twelve Twelve plates! Joe can you believe it! at the same time ... so lovely. Listen to all those phone rings! Call now and pledge a billion and you'll receive this wonderful coffee mug with the uk flag on it.

Posted by: banana Dream at July 02, 2022 12:53 PM (skf6d)

216 Well, I've probably just ended my relationship with my stepson. Legal stuff sucks.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 02, 2022 12:55 PM (YynYJ)

217 Just back from the kiddies 4th of July neighborhood bike parade. Donuts, pancakes, beer, Screwdrivers, Bloody Marys and Mimosas for the ladies.

We all posed in front of the fire truck for pictures and sang God Bless America.

It was Nice.

And a hearty "Hell yes!" for Hayward's writings on Federalism.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 02, 2022 12:55 PM (Msys3)

218 "Being really tired means I'm putting off a decision about whether or not to procrastinate about getting to work on the mess that is my back yard.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at July 02, 2022 12:43 PM (eGTCV)"

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Just pick one thing in it....and do it.

Make it a daily thing.

It'll be done in no time.

Posted by: Broken Apple at July 02, 2022 12:55 PM (B4MDn)

219 Where do killer whales get salad?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at July 02, 2022 12:50 PM (XG2Fi)


Killer whales just tell the handler what they want and any good casino will keep them happy.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 02, 2022 12:55 PM (anj39)

220 Someone found something interesting in the archives although CBS tried to censor its 2009 report off the internet:

Covid Memo @CovidMemo
Merck Created Hit List to "Destroy" "Neutralize" or "Discredit" Dissenting Doctors.

This was 2009. Don't think that the tactics have stopped. In fact, they are at an all time high.

https://twitter.com/CovidMemo/status/
1543221402244972544

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 02, 2022 12:55 PM (yikp0)

221 >>I'm happy about the orca asserting their dominance over the GWS. Not all orca are meat eaters though.

All Orcas are meat eaters but not all whales are.

Biggest animal that has ever lived on the planet is the Blue Whale and it lives pretty much exclusively on krill.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 02, 2022 12:56 PM (ZLI7S)

222 who else hates the Sage commercials?

Posted by: Zombeavers is an excellent movie at July 02, 2022 12:56 PM (6Cp7U)

223 NST, what happened, if you feel like sharing. This happened to when our father died. Haven't spoken to brother for over a year.

Posted by: Infidel at July 02, 2022 12:57 PM (r2IDy)

224 Phone tells me it's overheating, better get out of the sun

Posted by: Skip's phone at July 02, 2022 12:57 PM (2JoB8)

225 Just pick one thing in it....and do it.

Make it a daily thing.

It'll be done in no time.
Posted by: Broken Apple at July 02, 2022 12:55 PM (

That actually is my plan. Job one is getting my weed whacker in proper running order.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at July 02, 2022 12:57 PM (eGTCV)

226 Well, I've probably just ended my relationship with my stepson. Legal stuff sucks.
Posted by: Notsothoreau

Ouch.

Prayers.....

Posted by: JT at July 02, 2022 12:57 PM (arJlL)

227 The Mandeville Theater at UCSD is hardly "a comedy club."

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at July 02, 2022 12:58 PM (lKAqb)

228 Well, I've probably just ended my relationship with my stepson. Legal stuff sucks.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 02, 2022 12:55 PM (

That sucks.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at July 02, 2022 12:58 PM (eGTCV)

229 Occam's Razor applied to the federal government: a simple solution is to start reducing the federal employee workforce 10% each year with no replacement. Somewhere between the 6th and 10th year a balance will be struck. Any necessary functions would naturally flow to states that need those functions.
Posted by: Political FleaBites at July 02, 2022 12:44 PM (IgP0F)

Concur. Or just do the 10% each year for 10 years and then have the last federal layabout moocher looter lock the doors on the way out.

A man can dream.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 02, 2022 12:58 PM (R/m4+)

230 My sympathies, Notsothoreau.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 02, 2022 12:59 PM (yikp0)

231 The Mandeville Theater at UCSD is hardly "a comedy club."

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse

oh

Posted by: JT at July 02, 2022 12:59 PM (arJlL)

232 "Being really tired means I'm putting off a decision about whether or not to procrastinate about getting to work on the mess that is my back yard.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at July 02, 2022 12:43 PM (eGTCV)"

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Just pick one thing in it....and do it.

Make it a daily thing.

It'll be done in no time.
Posted by: Broken Apple at July 02, 2022 12:55 PM (B4MDn)
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I'll pick procrastination...later.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 02, 2022 01:00 PM (anj39)

233 Not even Karen Nation wants to eat the mRna jab dog food, when it comes to their little children:

http://tinyurl.com/mujnp945

Interesting first comment by "Glenn". He is a pediatrician who won't advise the jabs for his patients. However he and other pediatricians of like mind can't speak out for fear of getting their licenses pulled.

Posted by: kallisto at July 02, 2022 01:01 PM (dCxaZ)

234 Peruvian firefighters put out forest fire that came within 10 kilometres [6 miles IIRC] of ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu.

Hmm, Macchu Picchu.

https://bit.ly/3I9W7TO

Posted by: H.E. Pennypacker at July 02, 2022 01:02 PM (Do5/p)

235 #233 See my #220 twatter link.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 02, 2022 01:03 PM (yikp0)

236 It's the damn river place, the one full of squatters. No one offered any help and I was facing foreclosure, so I started a sale to one of those pay cash companies. But suddenly the family decided they wouldn't lift the deed of trust on it. Then no one did anything for a year. The company is suing me. My stepson had decided that he wants the place. My lawyer says that the cheapest opinion is to go through with the sale. So I am doing that. My stepson doesn't remember that I talked to him about the place to see what he wanted to do.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 02, 2022 01:03 PM (YynYJ)

237 Notsothoreau that's terrible

Posted by: Skip at July 02, 2022 01:04 PM (2JoB8)

238 who else hates the Sage commercials?
Posted by: Zombeavers is an excellent movie

Have you seen the commercial for the series Chuckie in which they brag that Chuckie is full of gay pride? I know that's what I want in monster movies, gay pride.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now the Summer of Our Discontent at July 02, 2022 01:04 PM (FVME7)

239 Hmm, Macchu Picchu.


That's not a Comedy Club, either.

Posted by: JT at July 02, 2022 01:04 PM (arJlL)

240 #234 LOL.

I had forgotten that one.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 02, 2022 01:04 PM (yikp0)

241
All Orcas are meat eaters but not all whales are.

yeah, I guess we can count fish as "meat". I call all that stuff flesh food: poultry, red meat, fish

Posted by: kallisto at July 02, 2022 01:04 PM (dCxaZ)

242 It's a money pit and everyone sees dollar signs at it. The city, county and state have blocked all use of it. It will always be a magnet for squatters, which is why I wanted to get it in other hands. Let them piss away their money.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 02, 2022 01:05 PM (YynYJ)

243 Fun fact: The Stars and Stripes Forever has words, also written by John Phillips Sousa!
https://youtu.be/oUxelwYkQ0A

Posted by: BRWombat at July 02, 2022 01:06 PM (wDMgm)

244 Posted by: Notsothoreau

I'm sorry. Must be so painful and frustrating.

Posted by: Infidel at July 02, 2022 01:06 PM (r2IDy)

245 Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 02, 2022 01:03 PM (YynYJ)

Ugh.
Prayers for you

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 02, 2022 01:06 PM (kf6Ak)

246 Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 02, 2022 01:03 PM (yikp0)

Interesting that the memo happened in 2009, the Dawn of the Lightbringer.

Posted by: kallisto at July 02, 2022 01:07 PM (dCxaZ)

247 Was there riots in Philadelphia July 4th 1176?

Posted by: Eromero at July 02, 2022 01:07 PM (gktX6)

248 Disclose.tv @disclosetv
NEW - Germany has more than 2.3 trillion cubic meters of natural gas stored in shale rock. Enough for more than 20 years.

Environment Minister Olaf Lies (SPD) in Lower Saxony, where 90% of the gas is stored, again categorically ruled out #fracking, dpa reports. [I assume dpa is the German 'AP' or a newspaper.]

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 02, 2022 01:07 PM (yikp0)

249 I feel you NST. We went through a similar ordeal with the sale of my grandparents farm. Broken family relationships - never to be mended, money pit, and it all took over 8 years to settle. Ugh. I pray for the best for you and your family.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 02, 2022 01:08 PM (Msys3)

250 I don't normally think this way but I feel the place is a bit cursed. My stepson can only remember the good times he had there. I'm resigned to it. Like my lawyer told me, I have to look after my interests.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 02, 2022 01:08 PM (YynYJ)

251 >>yeah, I guess we can count fish as "meat". I call all that stuff flesh food: poultry, red meat, fish

Every now and then we get Orcas in this area. Not often but every once in a while.

There was one off Cape Cod in May. I think it was drawn here because fishing has been slower the last couple years because of the pandemic so the fish stocks got bigly replenished. More fish means more seals and that means more predators.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 02, 2022 01:08 PM (ZLI7S)

252 I mean with all them old white guys writing whatever the wanted?

Posted by: Eromero at July 02, 2022 01:09 PM (gktX6)

253 Was there riots in Philadelphia July 4th 1176?
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Local Indians protesting the Incan tourists setting fires all over the place.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 02, 2022 01:09 PM (yikp0)

254 >>>Unelected bureaucrats and judges don't make laws under our Constitution, the people through their elected representatives do. Gutting the administrative state and getting us back to proper order under the Constitution is the single most important thing that can happen.

Next - throw something out because it is not an explicit enumerated power and claiming it is doesn't make it so (see 9th and 10th).

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at July 02, 2022 01:10 PM (ace5V)

255 [I assume dpa is the German 'AP' or a newspaper.]

The "dpa" is the German Press Agency. You pretty much nailed it, their own version of AP.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at July 02, 2022 01:11 PM (Bd6X8)

256 Garrett and ace have an odd couple thing goin on.

Posted by: banana Dream at July 02, 2022 01:11 PM (skf6d)

257 Cut all the bureaucrats loose and Washington City will wither.

Posted by: Eromero at July 02, 2022 01:12 PM (gktX6)

258 50 Young Frankenstein is just about the only Brooks film I like. Sacrilege I know, but it is what it is.
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Terr Garr did it for me. Was there anyone else of note in the film, I don't remember?

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at July 02, 2022 01:13 PM (peWy1)

259 Garrett and ace have an odd couple thing goin on.
Posted by: banana Dream at July 02, 2022 01:11 PM (skf6d)
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Messenger bag and Vespa versus Crocs and Tinder.

Bound to be some conflict.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 02, 2022 01:13 PM (5pTK/)

260 >>> I'll just keep pretending it's a Mel Brooks film
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 02, 2022 12:35 PM (kf6Ak)


Good plan. I highly endorse it.

Posted by: banana Dream at July 02, 2022 01:14 PM (skf6d)

261 And Code Enforcement is involved in it too. It's just a mess. It would have been nice if he'd helped out while his dad was still alive but he doesn't think that way. At least we have the other legal issues settled. I'll be leaving the area and he may see it differently years from now.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 02, 2022 01:15 PM (YynYJ)

262 Probably been shared before, but I just saw this today...

I ordered a 9-inch pizza. After a while, the waiter brought out two 5-inch pizzas and said the 9-inch pizza was not available and he was giving me two 5-inch pizzas instead. And that I am getting 1 inch more for free! I requested the waiter to call the owner.

I gave him the mathematical formula to calculate the area of a circle. Circle area = pi*r^2, where pi = 3.1415926, r is the radius of the circle. So, a 9-inch circle area = 63.62 sq. in., while a 5-inch circle area is 19.63 sq. in.

The two 5-inch circle areas add up to 39.26 sq. in. I said that even if he gave me three pizzas, I would still lose out. "How can you say you are giving me an extra inch for free?"

The owner was speechless. He finally gave me 4 pizzas. Take Maths seriously!

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at July 02, 2022 01:15 PM (Do5/p)

263 Which one's Lemmon and which one's Matthau?

Posted by: banana Dream at July 02, 2022 01:16 PM (skf6d)

264 I'm happy about the orca asserting their dominance over the GWS. Not all orca are meat eaters though.

It's kind of fascinating how large mammals can survive and even thrive on a non-carnivore diet.
Posted by: kallisto at July 02, 2022 12:48 PM (dCxaZ)

OK, I'll bite. What do vegan orcas live on?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 02, 2022 01:16 PM (4sbzU)

265 and it all took over 8 years to settle

The house across the street from the BF went up for sale when the owner died in 2010. It took five years for the family to come to agreement about how to settle that property. Meantime, property taxes still had to be paid, as did basic maintenance costs. So that was at least 30K down the drain.

The house is still unoccupied. Every now and then some of the family shows up to prune some trees but it still hasn't been sold. But the taxes are still getting paid.

Posted by: kallisto at July 02, 2022 01:16 PM (dCxaZ)

266 OK, I'll bite. What do vegan orcas live on?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 02, 2022 01:16 PM (4sbzU)


they're not vegan because they eat fish. I should have used the word "mammal" instead of meat.

Posted by: kallisto at July 02, 2022 01:17 PM (dCxaZ)

267 The 1913 redo was intended to get rid of the endemic corruption; the great tragedy is that although the system was reformed, the corruption remained, as always.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 02, 2022 11:54 AM (

The PCSA was intended to clear out the corruption in the executive branch... And made it 1000x worse. Same as the 17th did in the legislature.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 02, 2022 01:18 PM (IXpV7)

268 Biggest animal that has ever lived on the planet is the Blue Whale and it lives pretty much exclusively on krill.
Posted by: JackStraw at July 02, 2022 12:56 PM (ZLI7S)

Which is tiny, tiny meat.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 02, 2022 01:18 PM (4sbzU)

269 Clyde Shelton @ 262-
What a beautiful story.

Posted by: Eromero at July 02, 2022 01:18 PM (gktX6)

270 They make 5-inch pizzas? What do they use for the base, a cracker?

Posted by: banana Dream at July 02, 2022 01:18 PM (skf6d)

271 Alex Christy
@alexchristy17
Ali Velshi wants you to know that "Cuba, Argentina, Turkey, Russia, China, and I hope you are sitting down for this one, North Korea" have better abortion laws than the U.S.

This isn't the point you think it is, Ali.

-
Well, all you baby killers move to Pyongyang and we'll all be happy.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now the Summer of Our Discontent at July 02, 2022 01:18 PM (FVME7)

272 Ten years at a ten percent reduction per year leaves 34% of the original workforce.

Posted by: Squid at July 02, 2022 01:18 PM (hqK0P)

273 OK, I'll bite. What do vegan orcas live on?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Burger King has a Swim In window.

Posted by: JT at July 02, 2022 01:19 PM (arJlL)

274 Terri Garr did it for me. Was there anyone else of note in the film, I don't remember?
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What knockers!

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 02, 2022 01:19 PM (yikp0)

275 >>Which is tiny, tiny meat.

Why does the conversation always return to garrett?

Posted by: JackStraw at July 02, 2022 01:19 PM (ZLI7S)

276 Clyde bliding the Pizza owner with Science

Posted by: Skip at July 02, 2022 01:20 PM (2JoB8)

277 Roll, roll, roll in da hay!

Posted by: Terri at July 02, 2022 01:20 PM (oTZbj)

278 Garrett and ace have an odd couple thing goin on.

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They should do a zany radio duo thing.

"Today, we've got a full schedule, folks. In the 9.15 spot, we're interviewing Pete Buttigieg. Next up in the batters box, we've got our report on the limited-edition custom Bieber Vespa. Then our hard-hitting expose on the Chinese Croc counterfeiters putting Uighur-skin outdoor-wear in YOUR Amazon queue."

---- Next up on "Wacky Drivetime, with Garrett & The Ace"

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 02, 2022 01:21 PM (IXpV7)

279 The house is still unoccupied. Every now and then some of the family shows up to prune some trees but it still hasn't been sold. But the taxes are still getting paid.
Posted by: kallisto at July 02, 2022 01:16 PM (dCxaZ)
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My grandfather, though, technically, not really, but, only grandfather I'd ever known, his kids couldn't be bothered to visit him, but, when he died, they certainly showed up to get all of the money they thought he had. Well, he and grandma had been marred 28+ years, so, and, what little there was went to grandmother. But, it was aggravating to see the kids finally take an interest, once dad was dead.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 02, 2022 01:21 PM (5pTK/)

280 Gardening nood

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 02, 2022 01:23 PM (u73oe)

281 Which is tiny, tiny meat.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 02, 2022 01:18 PM (4sbzU)


this is kind of mean, because he's not here to defend himself and all...

but Montgomery Clift's nickname was "Princess Tiny Meat" in his circle of same sex buddies.

Posted by: kallisto at July 02, 2022 01:23 PM (dCxaZ)

282 Why am I always hungry, sick and pale?

Posted by: Vegan Killer Whale at July 02, 2022 01:25 PM (Xrfse)

283 Have you seen the commercial for the series Chuckie in which they brag that Chuckie is full of gay pride? I know that's what I want in monster movies, gay pride.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now the Summer of Our Discontent at July 02, 2022 01:04 PM

Recent commercial I saw that annoys me is for some company or product called "Cue". It seems to be a product that combines the annoyance of Alexa with a COVID-19 test.

Commercial starts out with a mom telling her child that "Tommy tested positive today, so we need to test you". So they test the kid and then insert the testing device into this "Cue" device. And within a certain time period, it spits out the positive/negative result.

And then I think the voiceover at the end says "this is just one example of what Cue can do for you". Huh, apparently it was a Super Bowl ad this year. Didn't know since I watched a recorded version where I FF'd through the commercials.

https://binged.it/3Nz56Pr

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at July 02, 2022 01:25 PM (Do5/p)

284 but Montgomery Clift's nickname was "Princess Tiny Meat" in his circle of same sex buddies.
Posted by: kallisto

TMI

Posted by: Infidel at July 02, 2022 01:26 PM (r2IDy)

285 That's the way it always goes. I have tried to go along with what they wanted with this house. I've never wanted the river place but did what I could to keep it. Now he thinks I should spend years and tens of thousands of dollars to try and preserve this for him. It's just too late and I want my life back. I don't want to spend the rest of my life dealing with lawsuits.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 02, 2022 01:26 PM (YynYJ)

286 F that. It's time for some slit throats. Figuratively or literally.
Posted by: BurtTC at July 02, 2022 11:59 AM (47mFt)

Deguello.

http://tinyurl.com/563mxdtk

Posted by: Fox2! at July 02, 2022 01:28 PM (NnEYE)

287 Now he thinks I should spend years and tens of thousands of dollars to try and preserve this for him. It's just too late and I want my life back. I don't want to spend the rest of my life dealing with lawsuits.
Posted by: Notsothoreau

Can you quit claim it to him and file with the clerk and recorder? Then it's his problem.

Posted by: Infidel at July 02, 2022 01:28 PM (r2IDy)

288 That's the way it always goes. I have tried to go along with what they wanted with this house. I've never wanted the river place but did what I could to keep it. Now he thinks I should spend years and tens of thousands of dollars to try and preserve this for him. It's just too late and I want my life back. I don't want to spend the rest of my life dealing with lawsuits.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 02, 2022 01:26 PM (YynYJ)
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They want you to put in the time, effort and money they're not interested in providing. They truly want a free lunch.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 02, 2022 01:29 PM (5pTK/)

289 210 He was doing his normal Dick Shawn fast paced song and dance/ comedy routine in a comedy club one night and had a heart attack and died onstage. The audience thought it was part of the act.

They kept waiting for him to get up.
Posted by: JT
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He thought there was no better way to go.

well, maybe one

Posted by: Braenyard, looking forward to a Tesla Phone at July 02, 2022 01:30 PM (8E/wP)

290 Ten years at a ten percent reduction per year leaves 34% of the original workforce.
Posted by: Squid
=====
I calc'd this also. Just a tad anal.

Posted by: From about that time at July 02, 2022 01:30 PM (4780s)

291 If you want to see it return, some big things would have to happen. Repudiation of federal funding and Congressional pork. Refusal to enforce federal laws. Rejection of Supreme Court decisions. IOW, a Nullification Crisis would be required at this point.

I'll take unicorn with my order, please.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 02, 2022 11:40 AM (IXpV7)

The crippling currency crisis that is coming will give us the opportunity to do things we never thought could be done.

Posted by: Clutch at July 02, 2022 01:32 PM (9UmRs)

292 Terr Garr did it for me. Was there anyone else of note in the film, I don't remember?
Posted by: Ray Van Dune at July 02, 2022 01:13 PM

Madeline Kahn was funny (to me) in YF. There wasn't really any eye candy for the ladies in that one.

Posted by: She Hobbit at July 02, 2022 01:33 PM (ftFVW)

293 Horror story att Right Scoop in Florida mother ( so far) found guilty of killing infant with Vegan food only, 18 month old weighed 17 pounds. The couple have two other children.

Posted by: Skip at July 02, 2022 01:33 PM (2JoB8)

294 Ten years at a ten percent reduction per year leaves 34% of the original workforce.
Posted by: Squid
I calc'd this also. Just a tad anal.
Posted by: From about that time at July 02, 2022 01:30 PM (4780s)

Hey, that's the kinda thinking we need.

If we are gonna do something, we gotta do it right.

Thanks!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 02, 2022 01:37 PM (R/m4+)

295 I told them a year ago to quit claim it. They did nothing. And that still leaves me dealing with a lawsuit. If my lawyer is right, the family's claim on it has expired. There were no payments made but they did nothing.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 02, 2022 01:37 PM (YynYJ)

296 So, yours and all their names are on it? I only know law in CO.

Posted by: Infidel at July 02, 2022 01:41 PM (r2IDy)

297 If your stepson wants the place he can put his money into acquiring it.

Many of those 'we buy for cash' places know how to turn Byzantine paperwork into 'sign here'.
Good luck getting clear of the place soon.

Posted by: Braenyard, looking forward to a Tesla Phone at July 02, 2022 01:48 PM (8E/wP)

298 No, it's just in my name. When we tried to go through escrow, they needed to sign off to lift the deed of trust. That's why I couldn't clear title. But if I complete the sale without title warranty, it's their issue.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 02, 2022 01:49 PM (YynYJ)

299 >>> Voters turn a state into a disaster, then abandon it to move to a 'better' state and destroy it too.

Posted by: Preparing gp For Lazy Loading at July 02, 2022 11:44 AM (qpX6U)
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It's not that simple.

Posted by: Braenyard, looking forward to a Tesla Phone at July 02, 2022 01:52 PM (8E/wP)

300
Sousa was not just a composer of marches. He also wrote operettas and stage music.

The suite "People Who Live in Glass Houses"

https://youtu.be/OBv__iZ0qrY

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 02, 2022 01:55 PM (/U27+)

301 Jeremy Kaufman is running for US Senator from New Hampshire, LP

https://youtu.be/HL2xw2rNbz8

Posted by: Kindltot at July 02, 2022 01:55 PM (xhaym)

302 [I assume dpa is the German 'AP' or a newspaper.]

The "dpa" is the German Press Agency. You pretty much nailed it, their own version of AP.


Deutsche Presse-Agentur.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at July 02, 2022 01:57 PM (ZSK0i)

303 I'm sorry NST, what a mess. Maybe a second atty opinion?

Posted by: Infidel at July 02, 2022 01:59 PM (r2IDy)

304 Very familiar with the tale of "The midnight ride", as my Hy Skrewl alma mater is Caesar Rodney Senior HS in Camden, DE.

I left the state the year following my graduation, just a few months after I was eligible to cast my first vote, so I never got to vote against the racist pedophile Senator.

Posted by: goozer at July 02, 2022 02:02 PM (PtK0Q)

305 If the attitude of conservatives is to simply leave the states that the Left turns blue, sooner or later there will no longer be anywhere to go.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at July 02, 2022 12:49 PM (Do5/p)

That's why we stay in MI, Clyde.

Posted by: Clutch at July 02, 2022 02:04 PM (9UmRs)

306 Nope, he can do that. My goal is to wrap it up and move. There was a reason that it's in my name, not his. And he can deal with the choices he made back then.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 02, 2022 02:04 PM (YynYJ)

307 My prayers are with you!

Posted by: Infidel at July 02, 2022 02:07 PM (r2IDy)

308 Thank you. I will pray that we reconcile but I know it may not happen.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 02, 2022 02:10 PM (YynYJ)

309 232 "Being really tired means I'm putting off a decision about whether or not to procrastinate about getting to work on the mess that is my back yard.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at July 02, 2022 12:43 PM (eGTCV)

Aren't there any Messicans wandering around that might do it cheap?

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at July 02, 2022 02:16 PM (Qhnrt)

310 Madeline Kahn was funny (to me) in YF. There wasn't really any eye candy for the ladies in that one.
Posted by: She Hobbit at July 02, 2022 01:33 PM (ftFVW)


Marty Feldman isn't eye candy?

Posted by: Emmie at July 02, 2022 02:17 PM (6RgRK)

311 Aren't there any Messicans wandering around that might do it cheap?
Posted by: Pork
Not here. Maybe I could find a Filipino.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at July 02, 2022 02:19 PM (VdGjU)

312 226 Well, I've probably just ended my relationship with my stepson. Legal stuff sucks.
Posted by: Notsothoreau

There's good news and bad news about situations like this. The good news is that sometimes they come back. The bad news is sometimes they come back.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at July 02, 2022 02:19 PM (Qhnrt)

313 Not here. Maybe I could find a Filipino.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at July 02, 2022 02:19 PM (VdGjU)

Some to spare here...you gotta' pick em' up.

Posted by: BignJames at July 02, 2022 02:22 PM (AwYPR)

314 I talked to his sister about it first and she understands. She may think I was dumb for going this route and maybe I am. I just want to be done with it.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 02, 2022 02:22 PM (YynYJ)

315 I guess I'm more of a shit or get off the pot person. Not an diss on you NST.

Posted by: Infidel at July 02, 2022 02:25 PM (r2IDy)

316 Infidel killed the thread

Posted by: Skip's phone at July 02, 2022 02:57 PM (2JoB8)

317 Sometimes cutting it loose is the wise decision.
Take your loses and no more.


Posted by: Braenyard, looking forward to a Tesla Phone at July 02, 2022 02:58 PM (8E/wP)

318 Especially if it keeps your own sanity

Posted by: Skip's phone at July 02, 2022 03:01 PM (2JoB8)

319

The thread is dead!

And Leon's getting larger!

Posted by: Harry Crouch at July 02, 2022 03:08 PM (7DYli)

320 Posted by: Skip's phone at July 02, 2022 02:57

Gee, thanks Skip.

Posted by: Infidel at July 02, 2022 03:09 PM (r2IDy)

321 The thread doesn't want to go on the cart.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 02, 2022 03:10 PM (u73oe)

322

I feel happy! I feel happy!

Posted by: The thread at July 02, 2022 03:15 PM (7DYli)

323 A Greater Depression which bankrupts the Fed'l Govm't and causes it to default on most of its debts would go a long way towards that. See, there's hope.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 02, 2022 11:51 AM (trdmm)

We're closer to that than we think. The coming fiscal austerity, where more and more of the federal budget is devoted to servicing the debt, will result in certain whole programs (which are now administered by the states) being devolved to the states to fund. Maybe not in one fell swoop, but more gradually the federal support will decline until it is completely a state responsibility. Things like Medicaid, housing, education, etc., will in a decade largely be funded by the states.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at July 02, 2022 03:15 PM (OYRm4)

324 And cutting my losses is where this is at. Thanks for all your input.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 02, 2022 03:16 PM (YynYJ)

325 Terr Garr did it for me. Was there anyone else of note in the film, I don't remember? Posted by: Ray Van Dune at July 02, 2022 01:13 PM

Roll, roll, roll in ze hay . . . .

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at July 02, 2022 03:17 PM (OYRm4)

326 Infidel sorry, cracking up her

Posted by: Skip's phone at July 02, 2022 03:19 PM (6bGa/)

327

For commercials in a row with no white men. I didn't realize I was such a minority. Shouldn't I be entitled to reparations or something?

Posted by: The thread at July 02, 2022 03:46 PM (7DYli)

328 Gas crisis solved!

President Biden
@POTUS
United States government official
My message to the companies running gas stations and setting prices at the pump is simple: this is a time of war and global peril.

Bring down the price you are charging at the pump to reflect the cost you're paying for the product. And do it now.

-
He's gone full Corn Pop!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now the Summer of Our Discontent at July 02, 2022 04:05 PM (FVME7)

329 A free republic of sovereign individuals shouldn't have many one-size-fits-all, no-dissent-allowed solutions.

Actually, every law and every solution should be a "one size fits all" - at that level of government. If whatever is being proposed requires carve-outs, then either the proposal is not yet ripe for solution and is so far improperly framed, or it is at the wrong level of government.

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at July 02, 2022 04:06 PM (K58O6)

330 Rapinoe! FMH

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at July 02, 2022 04:45 PM (oWBc3)

331 UPS canceling gin dealers accounts, destroying packages in transit.

http://tinyurl.com/pek529n2

Posted by: Ex-ex at July 02, 2022 04:57 PM (RU4sa)

332 UPS canceling gin dealers accounts, destroying packages in transit.

http://tinyurl.com/pek529n2
Posted by: Ex-ex

Did Biden EO Prohibition back?

Posted by: SFGoth at July 02, 2022 05:32 PM (KAi1n)

333 UPS is going to be the defendant in a whole lotta conversion and fraud lawsuits, by buyers and sellers.

Posted by: SFGoth at July 02, 2022 05:33 PM (KAi1n)

334 Nice long thread on federalism. And it's wrong. Because there shouldn't be much persuading of things. It's progressivism to think "The future is not held hostage to the past." It damn well should be.

Posted by: GWB at July 02, 2022 06:03 PM (IEo5i)

335 https://youtu.be/NSPXtrsjpq8

Two boobs and no Bob.
Ladies tournament for Lexy today.
Chick in yellow is cute, and two wenches get disqualified.
LOL

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at July 02, 2022 06:54 PM (ufFY8)

336 When we first saw Blazing Saddles my husband accepted Count Basie even though he is a purist about westerns. Gene Wilder and Cleavon Little getting off horses and into a limo at the end of the film was too much for him. I thought it was a great gag.

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