The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

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The elitist conceit in America is nowhere more evident than in their insistence that their carefully coached and trained and practiced appearance of erudition is a powerful indicator of intelligence. That is a tradition that is no doubt based in Great Britain's parliamentary history, in which the glories of vigorous and intelligent debate, without the crutch of a teleprompter or notes, has been for centuries an integral part of their political process.

But our current miasma of Newspeak is nothing of the sort. This crop of politicians and deep-state officials are more akin to trained monkeys or parrots, because their spoutings are nothing more than practiced catch-phrases, memorized punch lines, and have very little to do with intelligence or skill.

The 21st century version of Mengele, Anthony Fauci, is a perfect example of this. He is so far removed from real science and intellectual debate that he relies on tired tropes about vaccination and carefully worded (memorized) phrases that sound reasonable but on careful inspection mean nothing.

The Idiot in Chief is another excellent example. His brain is mush, rapidly decaying from dementia, yet he blathers on with coached phrases, remembered from his thousands of briefings over his 50 year career of failure. And when he does speak off-the-cuff, it is an embarrassing mishmash of words that mean literally nothing, or even worse, a glimpse of his true personality; that of a nasty and power hungry pol without any moral strength.

And of course they are all buttressed by the various flacks and press secretaries and spokesmen, who spend every waking hour constructing and memorizing circular sentences that evade the questions asked by the media, who also belong in this sea of memorized mediocrity.

The reality is that erudition can be signaled by speaking skill. Some of the most brilliant men in history were marvelous extemporaneous speakers. But it is not highly correlated, and many other brilliant men were decidedly plain speaking.

Here's a little story.

My grandfather (a lifelong New Yorker) was an amazingly intelligent and well educated man. He read Latin and Greek...in high school. His college roommate and lifelong best friend was a physicist (Nobel Prize 1944) who was the chairman of the physics department at Columbia, so my grandfather and he socialized all the time.

His friend loved to throw cocktail parties, and at one of them my grandfather tried to chat with a quiet man in the corner, but was unsuccessful. He mentioned to his friend that the guy was a bit of a dud and a bore, and clearly not much of an intellect. His friend looked at my grandfather and told him not to be such a New York snob, that being glib wasn't the same thing as being intelligent, and that the guy was Harold Urey (Nobel Prize 1934), one of the greatest physical chemists in history!

Posted by: CBD at 11:02 AM




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1 Yay monkeytime!

Posted by: Zeera. 'Nobody Cares, Drink Harder' at September 01, 2022 11:03 AM (THrT4)

2 HA!

Posted by: Javems at September 01, 2022 11:03 AM (AHVvo)

3 I'll call the others

Posted by: Zeera. 'Nobody Cares, Drink Harder' at September 01, 2022 11:03 AM (THrT4)

4 Hmmm rather.

Posted by: Javems at September 01, 2022 11:04 AM (AHVvo)

5 Haven't had a FIRST for a long time!

Yay me

Posted by: Zeera. 'Nobody Cares, Drink Harder' at September 01, 2022 11:05 AM (THrT4)

6 I hooded down below

Posted by: Zeera. 'Nobody Cares, Drink Harder' at September 01, 2022 11:05 AM (THrT4)

7 Joey's economic plans are working well today in the market.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at September 01, 2022 11:05 AM (u4CEu)

8 I felt the same way about Jimmy Carter.

Posted by: Eromero at September 01, 2022 11:05 AM (oRWDD)

9 I noodlummed.

Which reminds me of a fun fact: According to Sherman's Memoirs, when the Union Army occupied Vicksburg after its surrender in 1863, Grant boarded at the house of a Mrs. Lum.

I felt I had to share that with the Horde.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 01, 2022 11:06 AM (906pl)

10
Harold Urey (Nobel Prize 1934)


The person for whom urea was named.

True Science Fact!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 01, 2022 11:07 AM (pNxlR)

11 hiya

Posted by: JT at September 01, 2022 11:07 AM (T4tVD)

12 By the way, good GrandPa story, CBD.

Posted by: Eromero at September 01, 2022 11:07 AM (oRWDD)

13 Did Mrs. Lum have a nice bum ?

Posted by: JT at September 01, 2022 11:07 AM (T4tVD)

14
I hooded down below
Posted by: Zeera. 'Nobody Cares, Drink Harder'


Pulled yer pants up by yerself for a change, did ye?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 01, 2022 11:08 AM (pNxlR)

15 I'd talk better but my tang gets all tonguled up

Posted by: Zeera. 'Nobody Cares, Drink Harder' at September 01, 2022 11:08 AM (THrT4)

16 Where is Joe speeching at/from tonight?

Posted by: BignJames at September 01, 2022 11:08 AM (AwYPR)

17 I'm trying real hard not to get depressed by the news this past couple years.. man, it's starting to get tough.
Seems like every day there is a new idea of how we will be forced to live.
All by people that have no concept on what we want or need.

Posted by: Inogame, non alius regit at September 01, 2022 11:08 AM (53oGX)

18 He mentioned to his friend that the guy was a bit of a dud and a bore, and clearly not much of an intellect.

He was being polite because he thought your granddad was obnoxious.

*probably*

Posted by: kallisto at September 01, 2022 11:08 AM (dCxaZ)

19 Miasma?
Erudition?
Well the first one I got...difficulty breathing. But that other word...? I can see I'm gonna need the dictionary.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 01, 2022 11:08 AM (anj39)

20 By the way, good GrandPa story, CBD.
Posted by: Eromero

Now he's gonna get a big head.

Posted by: JT at September 01, 2022 11:08 AM (T4tVD)

21
Where is Joe speeching at/from tonight?
Posted by: BignJames


Independence Hall in Philadelphia

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 01, 2022 11:09 AM (pNxlR)

22 Also, Charles the Great was illitterate.

Posted by: Anacleto Mitraglia at September 01, 2022 11:09 AM (VsUQa)

23 The same can be said of people with southern accents. My partner would always think they were stupid rubes. I always considered them dangerous at the business table and thought their accent was camouflage.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at September 01, 2022 11:10 AM (u4CEu)

24 I hooded down below
Posted by: Zeera. 'Nobody Cares, Drink Harder' at September 01, 2022 11:05 AM (THrT4)


Is that like wearing a jock?

Posted by: Diogenes at September 01, 2022 11:10 AM (anj39)

25 ...chat with a quiet man in the corner, but was unsuccessful. He mentioned to his friend that the guy was a bit of a dud and a bore, and clearly not much of an intellect.

I don't have time to talk to people IRL, Boomer! I need to build my followers to become a major social media influencer!

Wait, I can go lecture old white dudes sitting quietly in the park on their privilege and post it. I'll call it the Privelege Challenge or something. Maybe I'll get some old fascist pissed off enough to punch me! Gold, baby!

Posted by: Spazzing Zoomer trying to make a fortune on TikTok and Instagram at September 01, 2022 11:10 AM (JCZqz)

26 When I was a little girl and got snobby, my mother would tell my if I didn't get my nose out of the sky, I'd drown the next time I went for a walk in a rainstorm. Then she would take my hand and ask me to be humble and to not assume what I do not know.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 01, 2022 11:11 AM (U2p+3)

27 "Great Britain's parliamentary history, in which the glories of vigorous and intelligent debate, without the crutch of a teleprompter or notes"

They can't use notes? That's harsh, bordering upon cruel.

Posted by: Extreme Ultra Semi gp at September 01, 2022 11:11 AM (qpX6U)

28 Which reminds me of a fun fact: According to Sherman's Memoirs, when the Union Army occupied Vicksburg after its surrender in 1863, Grant boarded at the house of a Mrs. Lum.
I felt I had to share that with the Horde.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 01, 2022 11:06 AM (906pl)

Which much later became the world famous Lum's Hot Dogs chain of restaurants.

Hot Dogs Steamed In Beer, a favorite of Grant's.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 01, 2022 11:11 AM (kweYR)

29 Oooh, this hits close to home. Some in my social circles strongly associate glibness with intelligence. Drives me nuts when they glibly make ridiculous and completely unreasoned statements ... also when they discount the intelligence of non-glib people.

Posted by: Emmie at September 01, 2022 11:11 AM (6RgRK)

30 Two more days of Allahpundit at Hot Air.

He's stopped talking about the Great Ukrainian Kherson Counteroffensive for some reason, which he was so excited about just a couple of days ago.

Just two more days for him to talk about the coming Blue Wave...

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 01, 2022 11:11 AM (I2/tG)

31 I always get Urey and Ulam mixed up. My bad.

Posted by: Extreme Ultra Semi gp at September 01, 2022 11:12 AM (qpX6U)

32 You can't misspell the truth.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at September 01, 2022 11:12 AM (ZHqdl)

33 "Then she would take my hand and ask me to be humble ..."

My mom tried that with me too. Didn't take.

Posted by: Extreme Ultra Semi gp at September 01, 2022 11:13 AM (qpX6U)

34 " being glib wasn't the same thing as being intelligent"

this is why Graham thinks Biden is such a great guy ... for example. Even guys like Biden generally learned to be "glib" ... generally pleasant in a social framework.

And "polite society" is nice ... until the GOPe for instance, is glib and polite with the criminal element of oligarch vipers that are maliciously overthrowing our Land of Liberty. But those cocktail parties are the place to be for movers and shakers in NYDC. A bit like the social house in the John Wick movies, where the villains party together in safety and style.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 01, 2022 11:13 AM (Cus5s)

35 Hot Dogs Steamed In Beer

You ain't getting me to google that for fear of coming upon a variant of the rusty trombone.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at September 01, 2022 11:13 AM (u4CEu)

36 Where is Joe speeching at/from tonight?

Posted by: BignJames

Independence Hall in Philadelphia

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 01, 2022 11:09 AM (pNxlR)

Think he'll unleash his "assault weapons ban"?

Posted by: BignJames at September 01, 2022 11:13 AM (AwYPR)

37 30 Two more days of Allahpundit at Hot Air.

He's stopped talking about the Great Ukrainian Kherson Counteroffensive for some reason, which he was so excited about just a couple of days ago.

Just two more days for him to talk about the coming Blue Wave...
Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 01, 2022 11:11 AM (I2/tG)

=========

"60% of Alaskans vote for Republicans, but the Democrat won because of an opaque system that's arguably unconstitutional. Blue wave! Also, a bellwether county in NY that was never described as a bellwether country before a couple of weeks ago barely went to a Democrat! Blue Wave!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at September 01, 2022 11:13 AM (LvTSG)

38 One thing I'll say for Biden, he doesn't hide behind his erudition.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at September 01, 2022 11:13 AM (FVME7)

39 I always get Urey and Ulam mixed up. My bad.
Posted by: Extreme Ultra Semi gp at September 01, 2022 11:12 AM (qpX6U)


Kind of like Alnitak and Alnilam. Mintaka, on the other hand, is easy.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at September 01, 2022 11:14 AM (AiZBA)

40
Which much later became the world famous Lum's Hot Dogs chain of restaurants.

Hot Dogs Steamed In Beer, a favorite of Grant's.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy


I notice that they're not stepping forward to delineate their connection to lumbago.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 01, 2022 11:14 AM (pNxlR)

41 Also, Charles the Great was illitterate.

Posted by: Anacleto Mitraglia at September 01, 2022 11:09 AM (VsUQa)

Charlemagne? He could read a number of languages, but couldn't write. Couldn't hold the pen correctly. It's said he considered having held a sword so much had messed his hands up for holding something small that needed precision to use.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 01, 2022 11:14 AM (nC+QA)

42 Miasma? You mean yo asma.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at September 01, 2022 11:14 AM (Bxzx1)

43 Now that the grandchildren #s 3 and 4 are home schooling, I've noticed their Speaking has improved. Significantly. I've been impressed.
Of course when grandpa took them out for ice cream, and that asshole in the Civic cut me off, they learned some new words, but that became our little secret.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 01, 2022 11:15 AM (anj39)

44 The Miasma Dolphins have been horrible ever since Dan Marino retired.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 01, 2022 11:15 AM (906pl)

45 All the world loves the extrovert. Does not matter if he's dumber than a sack of hammers.

Posted by: TheMitch at September 01, 2022 11:15 AM (cDITE)

46 21
Where is Joe speeching at/from tonight?
Posted by: BignJames

Independence Hall in Philadelphia
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 01, 2022 11:09 AM (pNxlR

The last time preznit Ruprect the Monkeyboy was there the declaration was being signed.

Posted by: Nick cage at September 01, 2022 11:16 AM (YeAwx)

47 Harold Urey (Nobel Prize 1934)

The person for whom urea was named.

True Science Fact!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM)

Urethra!! I've found him!
-- CBD's Grandfather

Posted by: Tonypete at September 01, 2022 11:16 AM (LsEU/)

48 Also, Charles the Great was illitterate.

Posted by: Anacleto Mitraglia at September 01, 2022 11:09 AM (VsUQa)

Charlemagne? He could read a number of languages, but couldn't write. Couldn't hold the pen correctly. It's said he considered having held a sword so much had messed his hands up for holding something small that needed precision to use.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 01, 2022 11:14 AM (nC+QA)

'Tis true, m'lord. He can't hit the side of a barn.

Posted by: Scullery maid cleaning up the floor around the chamber pot. at September 01, 2022 11:16 AM (4I/2K)

49 At the drive thru lane at a local convenience/beer market, the pickup in front of me....they stop, they get out, and go inside to shop. Ten feet from the actual parking lot.

Freaking Grrrr!

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at September 01, 2022 11:17 AM (CCf67)

50 "Idiocracy, if you can keep it."

Posted by: Benjamin Franklin at September 01, 2022 11:17 AM (sWM8x)

51 All the world loves the extrovert. Does not matter if he's dumber than a sack of hammers.
Posted by: TheMitch at September 01, 2022 11:15 AM (cDITE)

*continues staring at own shoes in silence, nodding*

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 01, 2022 11:17 AM (4I/2K)

52 Now that the grandchildren #s 3 and 4 are home schooling, I've noticed their Speaking has improved. Significantly. I've been impressed.
Of course when grandpa took them out for ice cream, and that asshole in the Civic cut me off, they learned some new words, but that became our little secret.
Posted by: Diogenes

lol

Posted by: JT at September 01, 2022 11:18 AM (T4tVD)

53 When you start identifying as Nobel '47....

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel ace is the best ace at September 01, 2022 11:18 AM (EIEYH)

54 "Erudition? Well the first one I got...difficulty breathing. But that other word...? I can see I'm gonna need the dictionary."

ha, I use "erudite" every so often, but did look it up to get a more refined meaning. Same with "glib". I often have a general sense of these "refined" words (that I hear from the erudite horde), but usually benefit from a more precise definition.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 01, 2022 11:19 AM (Cus5s)

55 Small mistake but wrecked my day

Posted by: Skip's phone at September 01, 2022 11:19 AM (V2qLm)

56 All the world loves the extrovert. Does not matter if he's dumber than a sack of hammers.
Posted by: TheMitch


I've been found out!

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel ace is the best ace at September 01, 2022 11:19 AM (EIEYH)

57 All the world loves the extrovert. Does not matter if he's dumber than a sack of hammers.
Posted by: TheMitch

What was he before he was a trovert ?

Posted by: JT at September 01, 2022 11:19 AM (T4tVD)

58 You can easily tell who is an extroverted engineer, he looks at your shoes when you talk to him.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at September 01, 2022 11:19 AM (yQpMk)

59 Victor Davis Hanson is erudite in describing l'affaire Juicy Smollett.

https://bit.ly/3wOYh6O

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at September 01, 2022 11:20 AM (FVME7)

60 "Which much later became the world famous Lum's Hot Dogs chain of restaurants.

Hot Dogs Steamed In Beer, a favorite of Grant's."

I always thought of Grant as more of a whiskey guy.

Posted by: KenW at September 01, 2022 11:20 AM (dLkkp)

61 Posted by: Scullery maid cleaning up the floor around the chamber pot. at September 01, 2022 11:16 AM (4I/2K)

I wondered how that inference would be presented.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 01, 2022 11:21 AM (nC+QA)

62 Not only do they view themselves as our intellectual and moral betters, the media is quick to reassure us that they are that indeed. If we dare question? Oh, you silly little people. Who do you think you are?

Posted by: NR Pax at September 01, 2022 11:21 AM (4olE8)

63 Small mistake but wrecked my day
Posted by: Skip's phone

But the day isn't over yet !

Posted by: JT at September 01, 2022 11:21 AM (T4tVD)

64 >>> 39 I always get Urey and Ulam mixed up. My bad.
Posted by: Extreme Ultra Semi gp at September 01, 2022 11:12 AM (qpX6U)

Kind of like Alnitak and Alnilam. Mintaka, on the other hand, is easy.
Posted by: Napoleon XIV at September 01, 2022 11:14 AM (AiZBA)

Betelgeuse, Bellatrix, Saiph, Rigel.

... sorry what was the question?

Posted by: Helena Hanbasket at September 01, 2022 11:21 AM (llON8)

65 The Wright Bros, smart by today’s standards, left high school before graduating. Odd they were never given a Nobel.

Posted by: Rex B at September 01, 2022 11:21 AM (RgNUc)

66
Oh Lord it's hard to be humble,
when you're perfect in every way,
I can't wait to look in the mirror,
I get better lookin' each day
to know me is to love me
I must be a hell of a man
Lord it's hard to be humble,
but I'm doing the best that I can

Posted by: ChinaJoe Biden at September 01, 2022 11:21 AM (SWi3y)

67 Conservatives attribute to stupidity what is malice, more often than the other way around. A lot of theft can be hidden behind a lot of bumbling. And outright evil can be hidden behind theft.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at September 01, 2022 11:21 AM (44ww/)

68 Biden To Call ‘Make America Great Again’ A Fascist Strategy Of White Supremacy Tonight…

-
Now, there's erudition!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at September 01, 2022 11:22 AM (FVME7)

69 Think he'll unleash his "assault weapons ban"?

He's going to announce that any Republican who hasn't denounced Trump is a traitor and a threat to the republic, and announce that he is unleashing the Democratic Party's secret police to root out the traitors.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 01, 2022 11:22 AM (I2/tG)

70 Of course when grandpa took them out for ice cream, and that asshole in the Civic cut me off, they learned some new words, but that became our little secret.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 01, 2022 11:15 AM (anj39)

That is one of the requirements of being a grandfather.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 01, 2022 11:22 AM (XIJ/X)

71 All by people that have no concept on what we want or need.
Posted by: Inogame, non alius regit at September 01, 2022 11:08 AM (53oGX)


It's not that they don't know, it's that...to the extent they care at all...they prefer you to not have what you want or need. Because they are evil.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 01, 2022 11:22 AM (uvymP)

72 >>> 62 Not only do they view themselves as our intellectual and moral betters, the media is quick to reassure us that they are that indeed. If we dare question? Oh, you silly little people. Who do you think you are?
Posted by: NR Pax at September 01, 2022 11:21 AM (4olE

Only we journalists are allowed to view stolen emails and diaries and stuff.

Posted by: Chris Cuomo at September 01, 2022 11:23 AM (llON8)

73 FBI photo of docs scattered on MAL carpet is contradicted by their own statement:

The DOJ filing refers to Attachment F as 'redacted FBI photograph of certain documents and classified cover sheets recovered from a container in the '45 office.'

If they were "recovered from a container" how did they get scattered all over the floor?

https://is.gd/8UKtYU (Legal Insurrection)

Posted by: quantum mechanic at September 01, 2022 11:23 AM (g1EEm)

74 A lot of introverts are not great at speaking or conversation. But they often have a very interesting inner life when you can get them to open up a bit.

I deal with a lot of students who are somewhere on the spectrum. They can really struggle to communicate effectively, but they always have interesting thoughts and ideas.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 01, 2022 11:23 AM (YIVH2)

75 Getting really tired of being a pawn in the game the Deep State is playing.

Posted by: creeper at September 01, 2022 11:23 AM (iEPLY)

76 Biden To Call ‘Make America Great Again’ A Fascist Strategy Of White Supremacy Tonight…

-
Now, there's erudition!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at September 01, 2022 11:22 AM (FVME7)


Dropping the "semi" is he?

Posted by: Jordan61 at September 01, 2022 11:24 AM (DRSnL)

77 Reminds me of the baby who didn't talk. Never said, "Mama" or "Papa". Got to two years old, never said, "Bye bye", or "Woof". Extensive medical evaluation revealed no hearing deficits, no brain malformations, no lingual innervation abnormalities. Finest specialists and high-level schools were consulted, still nothing.

Then one day when he was 10 years old, while sitting at the dinner table out of nowhere he said, "Please pass the potatoes."

His parents were overjoyed. They cried tears of joy and hugged him saying, "Oh son! You can talk! You can talk! Why now, after all these years?"

Son replied, "Never had anything worth saying before."

Posted by: Muldoon at September 01, 2022 11:24 AM (kXYt5)

78 ha, I use "erudite" every so often, but did look it up to get a more refined meaning. Same with "glib". I often have a general sense of these "refined" words (that I hear from the erudite horde), but usually benefit from a more precise definition.
Posted by: illiniwek at September 01, 2022 11:19 AM (Cus5s)


I do too. The dictionary helps.
When I was homeschooling the grands, I taught them how to look up words in the dictionary, and how to understand everything written there to explain meanings.

"But grandpa, can't we just use Google?"

No!
Sigh...

Posted by: Diogenes at September 01, 2022 11:24 AM (anj39)

79 I happen to be a pretty good public speaker and I'm even good at extemporaneous speaking. But I honestly don't believe that speaks to my intelligence.
It's just a talent.

Posted by: That NLurker guy at September 01, 2022 11:24 AM (eGTCV)

80 Morning.

Three cheers for plain spoken-ness!

I hate this move towards empty, cliched, trite corporate speak. It's grating.

I don't know who decided honest questions should be rewarded with empty, vapid, bullshit answers but I hope that guy gets kicked in the nuts. In hell. Forever.

Posted by: Robert at September 01, 2022 11:24 AM (5Op5D)

81 This is so true. It is also true of the sermons coming from the pulpit these days.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at September 01, 2022 11:25 AM (sI15f)

82 Interesting rant, CBD.

Ties in with a video I watched in which Dr. Jordan Petersen was a guest on whatever show Bill Maher had.

Dr. Peterson was easily the smartest man in the room. It was almost embarrassing to listen to the politician who was on the show, don't remember who it was, try to use a campaign talking point as a rebuttal to Dr. Peterson. The rest of the guest were idiots who knew how to spout leftwing nonsense.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 01, 2022 11:25 AM (5pTK/)

83 Victor Davis Hanson is erudite in describing l'affaire Juicy Smollett.

https://bit.ly/3wOYh6O
==
Amateur cruelty. But. He's trying.

Posted by: The punch line at September 01, 2022 11:25 AM (RqN+K)

84
Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney and Sark

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 01, 2022 11:26 AM (pNxlR)

85 I hate this move towards empty, cliched, trite corporate speak. It's grating.

I don't know who decided honest questions should be rewarded with empty, vapid, bullshit answers but I hope that guy gets kicked in the nuts. In hell. Forever.
Posted by: Robert at September 01, 2022 11:24 AM (5Op5D)


It is what it is.

Posted by: Wally at September 01, 2022 11:26 AM (FJYfm)

86 I don't know who decided honest questions should be rewarded with empty, vapid, bullshit answers but I hope that guy gets kicked in the nuts. In hell. Forever.
Posted by: Robert at September 01, 2022 11:24 AM (5Op5D)


Who are you calling a guy?!?
-- Kneepads Harris

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at September 01, 2022 11:26 AM (AiZBA)

87 Of course when grandpa took them out for ice cream, and that asshole in the Civic cut me off, they learned some new words, but that became our little secret.

Posted by: Diogenes

Littlest granddaughter to Gramma: "Yes! I know how to drive! You go like this (makes steering movements), you go like this (flips the bird with left hand) and you yell out the window "Thanks for the signal, Asshoe!!".

Gramma gave Papa the extreme stinkeye.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 01, 2022 11:26 AM (LsEU/)

88 Al Gore received a Nobel prize.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at September 01, 2022 11:27 AM (nSdVr)

89 Entertainment is chock full of vapid, empty, cliched statements that might sound "profound" but when examined closely they signify NOTHING of substance.

The actress who plays the "first female dwarf" in Amazon's Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power has some gloriously stupid speeches available for viewing. You lose 3 IQ points every time you watch her speak.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 01, 2022 11:27 AM (YIVH2)

90 *biden will use the words "our democracy" and "fascism" liberally while demonizing the America First/MAGA movement as a threat. He'll justify the use of force to protect the country from those "domestic terrorists."

Bet on it.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 01, 2022 11:27 AM (BFigT)

91
Victor Davis Hanson is erudite in describing l'affaire Juicy Smollett.

https://bit.ly/3wOYh6O

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at September 01, 2022 11:20 AM


Jussie Smollett is the Gretchen Whitmer of D-list actors

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 01, 2022 11:27 AM (ENBF0)

92 35 Hot Dogs Steamed In Beer

You ain't getting me to google that for fear of coming upon a variant of the rusty trombone.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at September 01, 2022 11:13 AM

It's nothing like that. It's a regional dish called a Cleveland Steamer, and perfectly safe to Google search*.

(*may not be safe to Google search in all locations. Please check local laws and business internet policies before searching. Cleveland Steamers are known to the State of California to cause cancer)

Posted by: Helpful Moron at September 01, 2022 11:27 AM (JCZqz)

93 I often have a general sense of these "refined" words (that I hear from the erudite horde), but usually benefit from a more precise definition.
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Erudition is often nothing more than a velleity to the slubberdegullion.

Posted by: Wm F Buckley, Jr. at September 01, 2022 11:27 AM (sWM8x)

94 RE: Wright Brothers Nobel: Wouldn't their work be considered engineering, rather than theoretical physics?

Posted by: Fox2! at September 01, 2022 11:27 AM (43I4c)

95 The Wright Bros, smart by today’s standards, left high school before graduating. Odd they were never given a Nobel.
Posted by: Rex B at September 01, 2022 11:21 AM (RgNUc)

I don't think there's a category they fit in.

Posted by: lowandslow at September 01, 2022 11:27 AM (qH6FZ)

96 By the way, one of the reasons I love hanging out here is that the Horde is the most intelligent group among my various social circles. Y'all are intellectually stimulating and wickedly funny. Hopefully you help keep me sharp.

Thanks!

Posted by: Emmie at September 01, 2022 11:28 AM (6RgRK)

97 Speaking extemporaneously requires an aptitude for rapid and accurate word retrieval from associative memory. Much of this is innate, but it can be improved with repetition. It can also be improved by multiple iterations, reiterations, and repetition. If you do it over and over it can get better.

Posted by: Muldoon at September 01, 2022 11:28 AM (kXYt5)

98 I pride myself on being clear when I'm talking and leaving my audience with something absolutely clear--or a take home point.

Posted by: That NLurker guy at September 01, 2022 11:29 AM (eGTCV)

99 Gramma gave Papa the extreme stinkeye.
Posted by: Tonypete

LOLOLOL

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at September 01, 2022 11:29 AM (EGSGm)

100 I happen to be a pretty good public speaker and I'm even good at extemporaneous speaking. But I honestly don't believe that speaks to my intelligence.

Posted by: That NLurker guy at September 01, 2022 11:24 AM (eGTCV)

I agree. I worked for a company that took public speaking very seriously, and we were taught how to do it, and drilled constantly.

Nothing special about it. It is a learned skill.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 01, 2022 11:29 AM (XIJ/X)

101 23 The same can be said of people with southern accents. My partner would always think they were stupid rubes. I always considered them dangerous at the business table and thought their accent was camouflage.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at September 01, 2022 11:10 AM (u4CEu)

Ha! A smooth southern drawl laced with idioms is hypnotizing. It's definitely an art. Unpretentiously disarming.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at September 01, 2022 11:29 AM (sI15f)

102 The Wright Bros, smart by today’s standards, left high school before graduating. Odd they were never given a Nobel.
Posted by: Rex B at September 01, 2022 11:21 AM (RgNUc)

I don't think there's a category they fit in.
Posted by: lowandslow at September 01, 2022 11:27 AM (qH6FZ)

Then there should be a category of General Awesomeness and Derring Do.

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 01, 2022 11:29 AM (4I/2K)

103 Al Gore received a Nobel prize.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at September 01, 2022 11:27 AM (nSdVr)

participation trophy....so did Obama.

Posted by: BignJames at September 01, 2022 11:29 AM (AwYPR)

104 New York snobs.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at September 01, 2022 11:30 AM (ufFY8)

105 65 The Wright Bros, smart by today’s standards, left high school before graduating. Odd they were never given a Nobel.
Posted by: Rex B


They were extraordinary engineers. There's no Nobel for engineering.

For engineering nerds, I highly recommend visiting the Wright Brothers National Memorial at Kitty Hawk in NC. It's been a while since I was there, but I particularly recall the exhibits on how they iteratively optimized the propeller. They were very systematic.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at September 01, 2022 11:30 AM (g1EEm)

106 It's like when Trump nailed RubioBot 3000 with, "you only have 5 answer for any question."

You could almost see the gears smoking as Rubio tried to respond outside of his 5 presets.

Trump uses the teleprompter a lot. But no living politician ever went off script as much or as long as he does every time he speaks. And none of them would be able to circle back up to the topic as Trump does.

That's another reason they hate him: Their carefully crafted image of intelligent, polished speakers is exposed as cardboard in comparison. Kamela is the norm, not the exception. She is just a bit on the stupider end of that pool.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at September 01, 2022 11:30 AM (Zf0+a)

107 Speaking extemporaneously requires an aptitude for rapid and accurate word retrieval from associative memory. Much of this is innate, but it can be improved with repetition. It can also be improved by multiple iterations, reiterations, and repetition. If you do it over and over it can get better.
Posted by: Muldoon at September 01, 2022 11:28 AM (kXYt5)

So, just like sex then?

Posted by: Count de Monet, Incel at September 01, 2022 11:31 AM (4I/2K)

108 I don't think there's a category they fit in.
Posted by: lowandslow

They were certainly dabbling in a lot of the general theories of flight, laws of physics.

Posted by: Rex B at September 01, 2022 11:31 AM (RgNUc)

109 I happen to be a pretty good public speaker and I'm even good at extemporaneous speaking. But I honestly don't believe that speaks to my intelligence.

Posted by: That NLurker guy at September 01, 2022 11:24 AM (eGTCV)

I agree. I worked for a company that took public speaking very seriously, and we were taught how to do it, and drilled constantly.

Nothing special about it. It is a learned skill.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 01, 2022 11:29 AM (XIJ/X)
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I'm not fantastic at it, but I can hold my own. I've gotten a little better at it after teaching a class. I also have a lot of experience in gaming, which oddly helps. You have to think fast on your feet in role-playing games to immerse your players in the story.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 01, 2022 11:31 AM (YIVH2)

110 103 Al Gore received a Nobel prize.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at September 01, 2022 11:27 AM (nSdVr)

participation trophy....so did Obama.
Posted by: BignJames


They were two of the three Nobels given out for "Not Being George W. Bush". Krugman won the third.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at September 01, 2022 11:31 AM (g1EEm)

111 With RINO-Republicans Like Ohio’s Matt Dolan, Who Needs Democrats?

Cleveland-area state Sen. Matt Dolan proposed bill with mental health in mind.

Ohio GOP lawmaker introduces gun safety bill; includes red flag law, enhanced background checks,”

Posted by: Maj. Healey at September 01, 2022 11:31 AM (nSdVr)

112 the glories of vigorous and intelligent

I first read that as vainglorious.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at September 01, 2022 11:31 AM (ufFY8)

113 76 Biden To Call ‘Make America Great Again’ A Fascist Strategy Of White Supremacy Tonight…

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Now, there's erudition!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at September 01, 2022 11:22 AM (FVME7)


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This isn't anything. The left, en masse, has been calling MAGA fascist for 6 years now.

Biden saying it in prepared remarks is a PR stunt.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at September 01, 2022 11:31 AM (LvTSG)

114 Ha! A smooth southern drawl laced with idioms is hypnotizing. It's definitely an art. Unpretentiously disarming.
Posted by: Miss Issippi at September 01, 2022 11:29 AM (sI15f)



The soft burr of the lowland Scot is considered to be the most trust-instilling accent in the English language. That is why so many financial institutions have their call centers in Edinburgh.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at September 01, 2022 11:32 AM (yQpMk)

115 Then Gore should get an engineering award for spreading bullshit.

Posted by: Rex B at September 01, 2022 11:32 AM (RgNUc)

116 A lot of introverts are not great at speaking or conversation. But they often have a very interesting inner life when you can get them to open up a bit.

I deal with a lot of students who are somewhere on the spectrum. They can really struggle to communicate effectively, but they always have interesting thoughts and ideas.
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I found this to be the case with the kids I have met with these issues. They tend to prefer their inner lives to the external. Getting them to verbalize tends to require some motivation to engage with the external. If they get enough feedback from it, sparks interest and away they go.

Autistic son - did not have language, just used words a labels. Until he was about 7 years old. He saw a little animatronic teddy bear that told the story Twas the Night before Christmas - Which was voiced by Dennis Prager. The little bear's mouth moved and his head turned and he moved the little book he "read" from. So number one son, was taken by it. Keep pushing the button to make it go. Wore out a couple of sets of battery's. Memorized the whole thing. Performed it flawlessly at school from beginning to end astonishing his teachers.

Posted by: The punch line at September 01, 2022 11:33 AM (BdeaH)

117 this is why Graham thinks Biden is such a great guy ... for example. Even guys like Biden generally learned to be "glib" ... generally pleasant in a social framework.

I would not have associated FJB with "glib." Obama, sure. Maybe even Psaki. Joe is just a sh*t-slinger as is the current press secretary.

Posted by: Oddbob at September 01, 2022 11:33 AM (nfrXX)

118 110
'They were two of the three Nobels given out for "Not Being George W. Bush".'

God. This is so accurate.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at September 01, 2022 11:33 AM (ruYJi)

119 111 With RINO-Republicans Like Ohio’s Matt Dolan, Who Needs Democrats?

Cleveland-area state Sen. Matt Dolan proposed bill with mental health in mind.

Ohio GOP lawmaker introduces gun safety bill; includes red flag law, enhanced background checks,”

Posted by: Maj. Healey at September 01, 2022 11:31 AM (nSdVr)

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I presume the state senator primaries are all over.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at September 01, 2022 11:33 AM (LvTSG)

120 Fauci is a co-editor of the Harrison's manual/ handbook for internal medicine. Either he was one upon a time a legit doctor, or it was a money laundering sinecure position.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 01, 2022 11:33 AM (WHicP)

121 {80} Morning.

Three cheers for plain spoken-ness!

I hate this move towards empty, cliched, trite corporate speak. It's grating. ...


If they're out there making statements that add up to "baffling the public with bullshit," then bullshit is all they likely have.

Look at it as free information. You've just learned the name of a company that you shouldn't trust and shouldn't have any business dealings with.

And yes, I find corporate bafflegab annoying too.

Posted by: Grumpy and Recalcitrant at September 01, 2022 11:33 AM (nRMeC)

122 The Wright Brothers worked under the antiquated science of observation and trial and error.
Dorks.

Posted by: lowandslow at September 01, 2022 11:34 AM (qH6FZ)

123 I'm getting the sinking sensation that Biden will be announcing the indictment and arrest warrant of DJT.

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at September 01, 2022 11:34 AM (tjIiO)

124 At least 60% of Rs will vote to fund the camps.

Posted by: I've got bad news for you at September 01, 2022 11:34 AM (QhJIy)

125 The soft burr of the lowland Scot is considered to be the most trust-instilling accent in the English language. That is why so many financial institutions have their call centers in Edinburgh.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at September 01, 2022 11:32 AM (yQpMk)

And I know people who believe an Oxford accent instantly confers high intellect on the speaker.

Posted by: That NLurker guy at September 01, 2022 11:34 AM (eGTCV)

126 Of course when grandpa took them out for ice cream, and that asshole in the Civic cut me off, they learned some new words, but that became our little secret.
Posted by: Diogenes
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Uncle was outside working with his six year-old grandson when he pinched his finger and yelled, "G-D!"

Grandson laughs and says, "G-D, I love it when you say that, Grandad!"

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at September 01, 2022 11:34 AM (sWM8x)

127 Biden To Call ‘Make America Great Again’ A Fascist Strategy Of White Supremacy Tonight…

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Now, there's erudition!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at September 01, 2022 11:22 AM (FVME7)
This isn't anything. The left, en masse, has been calling MAGA fascist for 6 years now.
Biden saying it in prepared remarks is a PR stunt.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at September 01, 2022 11:31 AM (LvTSG)

Republicans have been Nazis since, what, Nixon?
Being merely "fascist" is either a demotion or an improvement.

Posted by: Robert at September 01, 2022 11:34 AM (6HJoS)

128 they had him do it again and filmed it. I still have it. He started talking in sentences from then on. He became a talented mimic of others voices imitating cartoons voices, actors, politicians etc. He does a great Trump. He's still got a lot of issues, but he can talk and read and do simple math. So comparable to me.

Posted by: The punch line at September 01, 2022 11:34 AM (o/7cr)

129 122 The Wright Brothers worked under the antiquated science of observation and trial and error.
Dorks.
Posted by: lowandslow at September 01, 2022 11:34 AM (qH6FZ)

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"All of our abacus models prove that flight is impossible."
-Academia, circa 1903

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at September 01, 2022 11:35 AM (LvTSG)

130 The Wright Bros, smart by today’s standards, left high school before graduating. Odd they were never given a Nobel.
Posted by: Rex B at September 01, 2022 11:21 AM (RgNUc)

I don't think there's a category they fit in.
Posted by: lowandslow at September 01, 2022 11:27 AM (qH6FZ)

Then there should be a category of General Awesomeness and Derring Do.
Posted by: Count de Monet

Category: Dashing Young Men & Their Flying Machines
Wilbur & Orville Wright Nobel 1903
Baron Manfred Von Richthofen Nobel 1918

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel ace is the best ace at September 01, 2022 11:35 AM (EIEYH)

131 I pride myself on being clear when I'm talking and leaving my audience with something absolutely clear--or a take home point.

Posted by: That NLurker guy at September 01, 2022 11:29 AM (eGTCV)
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Tell them what you are going to tell them

Tell them.

Tell them what you just told them.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at September 01, 2022 11:35 AM (u4CEu)

132 One thing I don't understand, if oil isn't already fine, how can you refine it?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at September 01, 2022 11:35 AM (FVME7)

133 >>> 120 Fauci is a co-editor of the Harrison's manual/ handbook for internal medicine. Either he was one upon a time a legit doctor, or it was a money laundering sinecure position.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 01, 2022 11:33 AM (WHicP)

With Tony the Dog Lover /// involved shouldn't that be infernal medicine?

Posted by: Helena Hanbasket at September 01, 2022 11:35 AM (llON8)

134 Biden saying it in prepared remarks is a PR stunt.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at September 01, 2022 11:31 AM (LvTSG)


But it is also another norm destroyed. It's one thing for some blue haired, pierced marshmallow to say it on Instagram, something more for Rachel Maddow to say it on a corporate news show, and quite another for the President of the United States, in prepared remarks for the whole nation to say it.

Posted by: blaster at September 01, 2022 11:35 AM (6TxNR)

135 The Wright Brothers worked under the antiquated science of observation and trial and error.
Dorks.

Posted by: lowandslow at September 01, 2022 11:34 AM (qH6FZ)

So they weren't just wingin' it, huh?

Posted by: BignJames at September 01, 2022 11:35 AM (AwYPR)

136 For engineering nerds, I highly recommend visiting the Wright Brothers National Memorial at Kitty Hawk in NC. It's been a while since I was there, but I particularly recall the exhibits on how they iteratively optimized the propeller. They were very systematic.
Posted by: quantum mechanic

After visiting the Memorial, stop over at the original Duck Donuts (in Duck of course silly) and then finish the off the afternoon at Biscuits N' Pron down in Nags Head.

America is still a great country!!

Posted by: Tonypete at September 01, 2022 11:36 AM (LsEU/)

137 There are many people that go to the Outer Banks that never go to the Wright Bros. Museum. What a shame.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 01, 2022 11:36 AM (ai/gj)

138 51 All the world loves the extrovert. Does not matter if he's dumber than a sack of hammers.
Posted by: TheMitch at September 01, 2022 11:15 AM (cDITE)

*continues staring at own shoes in silence, nodding*
Posted by: Count de Monet at September 01, 2022 11:17 AM (4I/2K)

[Looks at host's books]

Posted by: Flyover at September 01, 2022 11:36 AM (Rbu5d)

139 Republicans have been Nazis since, what, Nixon?
Being merely "fascist" is either a demotion or an improvement.
Posted by: Robert at September 01, 2022 11:34 AM (6HJoS)


Who was the Republican who ran against FDR in 44?

Posted by: blaster at September 01, 2022 11:36 AM (6TxNR)

140 Gore should receive a Nobel for helping engineer the greatest scam the world has ever known, Climate Change.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at September 01, 2022 11:36 AM (nSdVr)

141 134 But it is also another norm destroyed. It's one thing for some blue haired, pierced marshmallow to say it on Instagram, something more for Rachel Maddow to say it on a corporate news show, and quite another for the President of the United States, in prepared remarks for the whole nation to say it.
Posted by: blaster at September 01, 2022 11:35 AM (6TxNR)

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Meh.

It's even with Obama shitting on SCOTUS justices to their face during the SOTU.

The only people that norms are important to are the GOPe. More tearing down of norms is a good thing at this point. They're all a facade anyway.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at September 01, 2022 11:36 AM (LvTSG)

142 "Biden To Call ‘Make America Great Again’ A Fascist Strategy Of White Supremacy Tonight… -- Now, there's erudition!"

That is just glibness ... not erudition ... right?

glibness ... the quality of being confident, but too simple and lacking in careful thought

erudition ... the quality of having or showing great knowledge or learning; scholarship

Posted by: illiniwek at September 01, 2022 11:37 AM (Cus5s)

143 The Wright Brothers worked under the antiquated science of observation and trial and error.
Dorks.
Posted by: lowandslow

Not nearly as good as the current method of making shit up as we go along.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at September 01, 2022 11:37 AM (FVME7)

144 Glib people can be fun if they're glibness is laid over a foundation of knowledge.

That way they don't get boring repeating the same schtick over and over.

Biden for instance has always been a lunkhead. Watch his interactions with voters and the press, he's got at best 2-3 remarks of glibness and then the lunkhead comes out,

usually bullying or threatening or challenging them to push contests. All of which is to distract from his lunkheadedness.

I think that's why Biden is always bitching about "smart guys". They strip him of his weak-ass 3 remark deep glibness armor with ease.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 01, 2022 11:37 AM (5NkmN)

145 139 Republicans have been Nazis since, what, Nixon?
Being merely "fascist" is either a demotion or an improvement.
Posted by: Robert at September 01, 2022 11:34 AM (6HJoS)

Who was the Republican who ran against FDR in 44?
Posted by: blaster at September 01, 2022 11:36 AM (6TxNR)

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I know they equated Dewey to Nazis in 48.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at September 01, 2022 11:37 AM (LvTSG)

146 The soft burr of the lowland Scot is considered to be the most trust-instilling accent in the English language. That is why so many financial institutions have their call centers in Edinburgh.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at September 01, 2022 11:32 AM (yQpMk)

And I know people who believe an Oxford accent instantly confers high intellect on the speaker.
Posted by: That NLurker guy at September 01, 2022 11:34 AM (eGTCV)

Well, proper use of the Oxford comma confers high intellect on the writer.

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 01, 2022 11:37 AM (4I/2K)

147 Back on topic, I was hoping Trump would have destroyed the fake political rhetoric CBD describes. Nope, for the most part it's right back to it on both sides. I think MTG is the only one out there that can speak without the political gobbledygook.

Posted by: lowandslow at September 01, 2022 11:37 AM (qH6FZ)

148 And the Duck/Corolla area is a disaster.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 01, 2022 11:37 AM (ai/gj)

149 Speaking extemporaneously requires an aptitude for rapid and accurate word retrieval from associative memory. Much of this is innate, but it can be improved with repetition. It can also be improved by multiple iterations, reiterations, and repetition. If you do it over and over it can get better.
Posted by: Muldoon


lol

Posted by: quantum mechanic at September 01, 2022 11:38 AM (g1EEm)

150 146 The soft burr of the lowland Scot is considered to be the most trust-instilling accent in the English language. That is why so many financial institutions have their call centers in Edinburgh.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at September 01, 2022 11:32 AM (yQpMk)

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So...Trainspotting...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at September 01, 2022 11:38 AM (LvTSG)

151 Do Dems really not understand that they are playing with fire? Do they believe they can push us endlessly with no push back?

Can they?

Posted by: creeper at September 01, 2022 11:38 AM (iEPLY)

152 And yes, I find corporate bafflegab annoying too.
Posted by: Grumpy and Recalcitrant at September 01, 2022 11:33 AM (nRMeC)
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As a stakeholder in AoS, I hope you understand how we leverage our core competencies into synergistic dynamics which leads to further improvement of our corporate vision while increasing our responsiveness to our partners.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 01, 2022 11:38 AM (5pTK/)

153 Al Gore received a Nobel prize.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at September 01, 2022 11:27 AM (nSdVr)

participation trophy....so did Obama.

Posted by: BignJames
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Yeah but Obama earned it..... by not being Bush.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at September 01, 2022 11:38 AM (u4CEu)

154 The Wright Brothers worked under the antiquated science of observation and trial and error.
Dorks.

Posted by: lowandslow at September 01, 2022 11:34 AM (qH6FZ)

So they weren't just wingin' it, huh?
Posted by: BignJames


It was well known in academic circles that they were flying by the seat of their pants.

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel ace is the best ace at September 01, 2022 11:38 AM (EIEYH)

155 Senile Joe is going to work himself up into an out of control rage tonight.
He will thread to kill anyone who disagrees with him. Then he will let slip something his handlers don't want him saying.
Finally his brain will explode and blood will flow out of every orifice.

Posted by: That NLurker guy at September 01, 2022 11:38 AM (eGTCV)

156 And yes, I find corporate bafflegab annoying too.
Posted by: Grumpy and Recalcitrant at September 01, 2022 11:33 AM (nRMeC)

122 The Wright

Authentic frontier gibberish!

Posted by: One of the Johnsons at September 01, 2022 11:38 AM (ufFY8)

157 123 I'm getting the sinking sensation that Biden will be announcing the indictment and arrest warrant of DJT.
Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at September 01, 2022 11:34 AM (tjIiO)


Outlawing his political opposition fom independence hall. That would be awesome! Cause that's what true freedom is.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at September 01, 2022 11:39 AM (YeAwx)

158 His brain is mush, rapidly decaying from dementia, yet he blathers on with coached phrases, remembered from his thousands of briefings over his 50 year career of failure.


Sure, let's call it dementia.

Posted by: Syphilis at September 01, 2022 11:39 AM (cupoy)

159 Rest assured, America, when Slow Joe gives his speech, he will be well attended by Dr. Jill and Dr. "Happy Place".

Posted by: mrp at September 01, 2022 11:39 AM (6eRlp)

160 Did Analpundit trademark "hmmmmm" ??

Posted by: REDACTED at September 01, 2022 11:39 AM (us2H3)

161 Can they?
Posted by: creeper at September 01, 2022 11:38 AM (iEPLY)


It has worked so far.

Right now our response to their provovations has been "don't take the bait." This has, surprisingly to some, not resulted in them not baiting us.

Posted by: blaster at September 01, 2022 11:39 AM (6TxNR)

162
Who was the Republican who ran against FDR in 44?
Posted by: blaster


Thomas E. Dewey

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 01, 2022 11:40 AM (pNxlR)

163 151
I don't know about the dem leadership but average dems?

Yes, they're that stupid that they believe that.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at September 01, 2022 11:40 AM (ruYJi)

164 >>Finally his brain will explode and blood will flow out of every orifice.

It moved.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at September 01, 2022 11:40 AM (nSdVr)

165 As a stakeholder in AoS, I hope you understand how we leverage our core competencies into synergistic dynamics which leads to further improvement of our corporate vision while increasing our responsiveness to our partners.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 01, 2022 11:38 AM (5pTK/)
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I've been tasked (along with my team) of developing a new Mission and Vision statement. I think I'll just go with this!

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 01, 2022 11:40 AM (YIVH2)

166 I'm getting the sinking sensation that Biden will be announcing the indictment and arrest warrant of DJT.
Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at September 01, 2022 11:34 AM (tjIiO)


If he comes out wearing green fatigues...

Posted by: I've got bad news for you at September 01, 2022 11:40 AM (QhJIy)

167 Outlawing his political opposition fom independence hall. That would be awesome! Cause that's what true freedom is.
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at September 01, 2022 11:39 AM (YeAwx)


Boy, I hope we don't take THAT bait! Because that's just what they want!

Posted by: blaster at September 01, 2022 11:40 AM (6TxNR)

168 165 I've been tasked (along with my team) of developing a new Mission and Vision statement. I think I'll just go with this!
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 01, 2022 11:40 AM (YIVH2)

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Way too business focused.

Not nearly enough space dedicated to DEI.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at September 01, 2022 11:41 AM (LvTSG)

169 77...Son replied, "Never had anything worth saying before."
Posted by: Muldoon at September 01, 2022 11:24 AM (kXYt5)

That was you, wasn't it...? ;D

Posted by: Flyover at September 01, 2022 11:41 AM (Rbu5d)

170 Tell them what you are going to tell them

Tell them.

Tell them what you just told them.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at September 01, 2022 11:35 AM (u4CEu)


See???!!! That's what I'm telling you.

Posted by: Kamala Harris at September 01, 2022 11:41 AM (iEPLY)

171 92 It's nothing like that. It's a regional dish called a Cleveland Steamer, and perfectly safe to Google search*.

111 Cleveland-area state Sen. Matt Dolan proposed bill with mental health in mind. Ohio GOP lawmaker introduces gun safety bill; includes red flag law, enhanced background checks,”
Posted by: Maj. Healey at September 01, 2022 11:31 AM

Sorry fellow Morons. I didn't intend to derail the thread into a Cleveland Steamer discussion.

Posted by: Helpful Moron at September 01, 2022 11:41 AM (JCZqz)

172 Then he will let slip something his handlers don't want him saying.
Finally his brain will explode and blood will flow out of every orifice.
Posted by: That NLurker guy at September 01, 2022 11:38 AM (eGTCV)

That's hot.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at September 01, 2022 11:41 AM (ufFY8)

173

wikipedia.org/wiki/Lum_and_Abner

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 01, 2022 11:41 AM (63Dwl)

174 That photo of scattered "documents" and cover sheets underscores the FBI/DOJ core claim and dilemma:

"We have the evidence that Trump "stole" or mishandled secret documents, but nobody is allowed to see the evidence."

Evidence that nobody is allowed to see is no evidence at all. Combine that with Trump's presidential prerogatives, and the FBI/DOJ having had access previously and not objecting to his possession, and there's simply no case to be made.

Posted by: MadKangaroo at September 01, 2022 11:41 AM (O/ZFb)

175 Outlawing his political opposition fom independence hall. That would be awesome! Cause that's what true freedom is.
==
Work will make you free, citizen.

- Joe Biden

Posted by: The punch line at September 01, 2022 11:41 AM (RqN+K)

176 165 I've been tasked (along with my team) of developing a new Mission and Vision statement. I think I'll just go with this!
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 01, 2022 11:40 AM (YIVH2)


Look for the video where Scott Adams gets the corporate folk to sing the corpspeak mission statement they come up with in a working group.

Posted by: blaster at September 01, 2022 11:42 AM (6TxNR)

177 The Wright Brothers worked under the antiquated science of observation and trial and error.
Dorks.
---
"Our computer models prove that man cannot fly!"

Which is what you should translate any "computer models say " to mean; the biases and limited knowledge of the speaker, not science.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at September 01, 2022 11:42 AM (Zf0+a)

178 166...If he comes out wearing green fatigues...
Posted by: I've got bad news for you at September 01, 2022 11:40 AM (QhJIy)

And his aviator sunglasses.

Posted by: Flyover at September 01, 2022 11:42 AM (Rbu5d)

179 Way too business focused.

Not nearly enough space dedicated to DEI.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at September 01, 2022 11:41 AM (LvTSG)
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It's a start, at least. I work in higher ed so yeah, there needs to be much more about DEI and Marxism.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 01, 2022 11:42 AM (YIVH2)

180 I've been tasked (along with my team) of developing a new Mission and Vision statement. I think I'll just go with this!
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 01, 2022 11:40 AM (YIVH2)
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I hope you do. I know I would, because I'd be laughing hysterically, inside. Please report back your findings.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 01, 2022 11:42 AM (5pTK/)

181 >>> 155 Senile Joe is going to work himself up into an out of control rage tonight.
He will thread to kill anyone who disagrees with him. Then he will let slip something his handlers don't want him saying.
Finally his brain will explode and blood will flow out of every orifice.
Posted by: That NLurker guy at September 01, 2022 11:38 AM (eGTCV)

Now *that* I would watch.

Posted by: Helena Hanbasket at September 01, 2022 11:42 AM (llON8)

182 Four presidents have received the Nobel Peace Prize, three while in office.

T. Roosevelt: negotiating end to Russo-Japanese War
W. Wilson: founding League of Nations
B. Obama: Not being G.W. Bush
J. Carter: Not being R. Nixon or G. Ford

Posted by: Fox2! at September 01, 2022 11:42 AM (43I4c)

183 Misspeaking is not necessarily a sign of low intelligence. Everybody misspeaks at times. Some good puns are unintentional, such as the so-called spoonerisms. And some of the best, while inadvertent, carry a nugget of irony and/or truth.

Prime example, as his boxing career was waning, Mike Tyson said he was going to "fade into Bolivia".

Evokes a compelling image.

Posted by: Muldoon at September 01, 2022 11:43 AM (kXYt5)

184 167
I agree with your apparent point that we will have to "take the bait".

When it happens, I just hope it will be in a way that surprises them and f___s them up royally.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at September 01, 2022 11:43 AM (ruYJi)

185 Who was the Republican who ran against FDR in 44?
Posted by: blaster at September 01, 2022


***
Wendell Willkie? Or Al Smith?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 01, 2022 11:43 AM (J2vNu)

186 Maybe Mr Mudpants will stroke out this evening.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 01, 2022 11:43 AM (ai/gj)

187 And poot, commented in the wrong thread.

Posted by: MadKangaroo at September 01, 2022 11:43 AM (O/ZFb)

188 And I know people who believe an Oxford accent instantly confers high intellect on the speaker.

You mean like every TV and movie director ever?

Posted by: Oddbob at September 01, 2022 11:43 AM (nfrXX)

189 Fauci is a co-editor of the Harrison's manual/ handbook for internal medicine. Either he was one upon a time a legit doctor, or it was a money laundering sinecure position.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 01, 2022 11:33 AM (WHicP)

Co-editor. This likely means that he had buttboys for any real editing work, and otherwise, he just accepted cash in exchange for lending his name to bring whatever credibility he had at the time to the work.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 01, 2022 11:43 AM (yHsuS)

190 "Grandson laughs and says, "G-D, I love it when you say that, Grandad!"

I said it once (when I was 7 or so) and my sister told on me. My defense was "grandpa says it". And he was the only one I heard it from, I never considered what it meant.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 01, 2022 11:43 AM (Cus5s)

191 179 It's a start, at least. I work in higher ed so yeah, there needs to be much more about DEI and Marxism.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 01, 2022 11:42 AM (YIVH2)

==========

"Our mission is to improve the livelihoods of disadvantaged populations by leveraging synergies in a collaborative environment where all peoples are allowed to flourish in their own true selves without compromise or question. Also, fuck the normies."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at September 01, 2022 11:44 AM (LvTSG)

192 It would have been great had Trump declassified his papers to "The President's Eyes Only".

Then, no agent would have clearance.

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel ace is the best ace at September 01, 2022 11:44 AM (EIEYH)

193 I hope you do. I know I would, because I'd be laughing hysterically, inside. Please report back your findings.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 01, 2022 11:42 AM (5pTK/)
---
Challenge...Accepted.

I'll tweak it a bit, and I'll have some alternate versions that are much clearer. But I do want to present this to my boss and my colleagues...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 01, 2022 11:44 AM (YIVH2)

194 Mike Tyson said he was going to "fade into Bolivia".


That is not a good idea.

Posted by: Butch Cassidy at September 01, 2022 11:44 AM (ufFY8)

195 Brandon is just a hooked fish

yeah, he'll make a lot of splash but once you get in the boat

he will announce he's not running for re-election and on his way out he door, pardon Hunter, James Biden and other various criminals

Posted by: REDACTED at September 01, 2022 11:45 AM (us2H3)

196 Ha! A smooth southern drawl laced with idioms is hypnotizing. It's definitely an art. Unpretentiously disarming.
Posted by: Miss Issippi at September 01, 2022 11:29 AM (sI15f)

Flyover Spouse to a T! Add to that a truly exceptional intellect and education...
And I like to listen (being an introvert) so we are a good match.

Posted by: Flyover at September 01, 2022 11:45 AM (Rbu5d)

197 I've been tasked (along with my team) of developing a new Mission and Vision statement. I think I'll just go with this!
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 01, 2022 11:40 AM (YIVH2)

Boobs!

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 01, 2022 11:45 AM (yHsuS)

198 Will Biden take both a literal and figurative dump on independence hall tonight?



Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at September 01, 2022 11:45 AM (YeAwx)

199 When did Toastmasters fall out of fashion? I was involved with it for a year when I was unemployed. Really enjoyed it and I felt like it helped me practice for interviews. I may start going again after the move.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at September 01, 2022 11:45 AM (9WSy4)

200 Who was the Republican who ran against FDR in 44?
Posted by: blaster at September 01, 2022

***
Wendell Willkie? Or Al Smith?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 01, 2022 11:43 AM (J2vNu)

Thomas Dewey

Posted by: mrp at September 01, 2022 11:45 AM (6eRlp)

201 TR was also awarded the Medal of Honor in the Name of the Congress.

Posted by: Fox2! at September 01, 2022 11:45 AM (43I4c)

202 I give you the graduate level course in Corporate Bafflespeak:

https://tinyurl.com/2p97xk7z

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 01, 2022 11:46 AM (5pTK/)

203 167
I agree with your apparent point that we will have to "take the bait".

When it happens, I just hope it will be in a way that surprises them and f___s them up royally.
Posted by: Dr. Claw at September 01, 2022 11:43 AM (ruYJi)


There is some thought that eventually there will be a backlash. I am unconvinced. Look at how quickly OUR side wanted to disavow Miss Lindsey for saying that there will be.

Tit for tat requires tats for tits. Or something like that. Tit tit tit tit tit tit tit tit tit tit tit tit tit tit tit tit tit oh okay now TAT seems inefficient.

Posted by: blaster at September 01, 2022 11:46 AM (6TxNR)

204 Ha! A smooth southern drawl laced with idioms is hypnotizing. It's definitely an art. Unpretentiously disarming.
Posted by: Miss Issippi at September 01, 2022 11:29 AM (sI15f)

The most compelling attorney that I have ever heard speak spoke in that manner. Charmed the pants off the woman judge. I am sure he was worth whatever he was getting paid.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 01, 2022 11:46 AM (yHsuS)

205 Prime example, as his boxing career was waning, Mike Tyson said he was going to "fade into Bolivia".

Evokes a compelling image.
Posted by: Muldoon at September 01, 2022 11:43 AM (kXYt5)


Mike Tyson is a more modern version of Yogi Berra.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at September 01, 2022 11:46 AM (AiZBA)

206 Well, proper use of the Oxford comma confers high intellect on the writer.
Posted by: Count de Monet at September 01, 2022 11:37 AM (4I/2K)

This is known...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 01, 2022 11:47 AM (BgMrQ)

207 Who was the Republican who ran against FDR in 44?
Posted by: blaster
*
Thomas E. Dewey
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 01, 2022


***
Without looking it up, that makes sense. Dewey was still around for his run in '48 against Truman, the famous one where he lost despite the newspaper headlines.

So FDR's opponents would have been Hoover in '32; Smith or Willkie in '36, and the other in '40 for his unprecedented 3rd term; and Dewey in '44.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 01, 2022 11:48 AM (J2vNu)

208 Mike Tyson is a more modern version of Yogi Berra.
Posted by: Napoleon XIV at September 01, 2022 11:46 AM (AiZBA)


Everybody has a plan till they get bust in the face is actually really wise.

Posted by: blaster at September 01, 2022 11:48 AM (6TxNR)

209 Che faded abruptly in Bolivia.

Posted by: Rex B at September 01, 2022 11:48 AM (RgNUc)

210 So Brandon is gonna say tonight that MAGA is fascist and white supremacists ?

Posted by: It's me donna at September 01, 2022 11:48 AM (bs+z0)

211 My older brother set the shed on fire playing with matches when I was four. I don't remember it but the family tells me I walked out the door, looked at the fire and said, "Well, I'll be a son of a bitch."

Posted by: creeper at September 01, 2022 11:48 AM (iEPLY)

212 Okay the Harold Urey story impressed me.
Your Granddad's friend was Otto Stern?

Posted by: Ciampino -- just wow at September 01, 2022 11:49 AM (qfLjt)

213 Bed Bath ampersand Beyond is taking another shit.

https://instapundit.com/540123/

I always thought it should be called Bed Bath and As Seen On TV.

They do have really nice bedsheets, though.

Posted by: Robert at September 01, 2022 11:49 AM (baALG)

214 Speaking of erudition . . .
David Axelrod@davidaxelrod
As the @POTUS prepares to address the nation to discuss threats to our democracy, upwards of 70 percent of Republicans say they don't believe Biden is the legitimately elected president.
That, alone, is a threat to democracy.
David Harsanyi@davidharsanyi
Just like Democrats in 2016. 67 percent. Why wasn't that a threat to democracy?
David Axelrod@davidaxelrod
Yes, the opposite has been true at times, with Dems doubting the results. But the doubts here have been sowed and amplified, unsupported by facts, by a president who, for the first time in history plotted to undermine a demonstrably free and fair election. That's different.
-
More concise: It's OK when we do it.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at September 01, 2022 11:49 AM (FVME7)

215 and Dewey in '44.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 01, 2022 11:48 AM (J2vNu)


Then he was the first Republican compared to Hitler.

Not because of the math - which I was told there would be none of - but because he was.

Posted by: blaster at September 01, 2022 11:49 AM (6TxNR)

216 I had just moved and taken a new job when I was tagged to go to our Agency's HQ for a series of workshops/meetings. I was also tasked to brief the assembled staff on a new project that I was a team member on. It was somewhat of a hostile reception... not for me, but for the project (software related updates to agency-wide systems with "security" built in.) I had to field questions for about an hour.

Belligerence is a two way street. I had fun. Was complimented on my demeaner and poise under fire.

I'm not afraid to speak in public with off-the-cuff material.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 01, 2022 11:49 AM (BFigT)

217 The most compelling attorney that I have ever heard speak spoke in that manner. Charmed the pants off the woman judge. I am sure he was worth whatever he was getting paid.
Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 01, 2022 11:46 AM (yHsuS)
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Why do you think Matlock won most of his cases?

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 01, 2022 11:49 AM (YIVH2)

218 https://mol.im/a/11165667


And as we all know, physical chemists are the smartest people in the world. It's true!

Posted by: Archimedes at September 01, 2022 11:50 AM (/NCI4)

219 214 David Axelrod@davidaxelrod
Yes, the opposite has been true at times, with Dems doubting the results. But the doubts here have been sowed and amplified, unsupported by facts, by a president who, for the first time in history plotted to undermine a demonstrably free and fair election. That's different.
-
More concise: It's OK when we do it.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at September 01, 2022 11:49 AM (FVME7)

==========

At least 50% of Democrats still believe that Putin changed vote totals in voting machines in Michigan.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at September 01, 2022 11:50 AM (LvTSG)

220 I don't remember it but the family tells me I walked out the door, looked at the fire and said, "Well, I'll be a son of a bitch."
Posted by: creeper

Young Ms. Creeper, your application for early acceptance into the Moron Horde has been enthusiastically accepted and approved!

Posted by: Tonypete at September 01, 2022 11:50 AM (LsEU/)

221 146 The soft burr of the lowland Scot is considered to be the most trust-instilling accent in the English language.
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I know I'm a sucker for women with Scottish accents. Their voices are like music. Mellifluous, even.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at September 01, 2022 11:50 AM (sWM8x)

222 It finally came to me. That parthenis picture looks like a young Harold ramis.

Posted by: Frida kahlo at September 01, 2022 11:50 AM (YeAwx)

223 That is not a good idea.
Posted by: Butch Cassidy at September 01, 2022


***
Bolivia was *your* idea, Butch! I was the one who . . . well, okay, I was in until I saw what the country was really like. Never mind. Etta, how about another beer here?

Posted by: Sundance at September 01, 2022 11:50 AM (J2vNu)

224 194 Mike Tyson said he was going to "fade into Bolivia".


That is not a good idea.
Posted by: Butch Cassidy at September 01, 2022 11:44 AM (ufFY

You just keep on thinkin' Butch, that's what you're good at...

Posted by: The Sundance Kid at September 01, 2022 11:50 AM (BgMrQ)

225 I love my parents, Lady Gaga and Humpty Dumpty.

Without the Oxford comma, the sentence above could be interpreted as stating that you love your parents, and your parents are Lady Gaga and Humpty Dumpty. Here’s the same sentence with the Oxford comma:

I love my parents, Lady Gaga, and Humpty Dumpty.

Just so everyone knows what Browndog is talking about.

Posted by: Puddinhead at September 01, 2022 11:51 AM (J7wri)

226 @218

You can ignore the link. No, it's not busty lesbian pron, but it has nothing to do with the post.

Posted by: Archimedes at September 01, 2022 11:52 AM (/NCI4)

227 209 Che faded abruptly in Bolivia.
Posted by: Rex B at September 01, 2022 11:48 AM (RgNUc)


Hubby was flying a Lockheed Lodestar out of Cochabamba at the time. He said he had instructions from the American embassy to report any contact with or sighting of Che. Also said he was disappointed he didn't get to Guevara first. Che's stay in Bolivia was short.

Posted by: creeper at September 01, 2022 11:52 AM (iEPLY)

228 "Biden To Call ‘Make America Great Again’ A Fascist Strategy Of White Supremacy Tonight…"

_______________________

Giving justification for violence by Antifa and BLM against Trump supporters.

This guy is an outrage.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 01, 2022 11:52 AM (lf83v)

229 I know I'm a sucker for women with Scottish accents. Their voices are like music. Mellifluous, even.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at September 01, 2022 11:50 AM (sWM8x)

There's a young woman with a Scottish accent who has a cocktail making YouTube channel. When she says a particular cocktail is delicious I believe her.

Posted by: That NLurker guy at September 01, 2022 11:52 AM (eGTCV)

230 Bed Bath ampersand Beyond is taking another shit.


I would like to offer them a one time only deal om My Cushioned Toilet Seat covers.

Posted by: Mike Lindell at September 01, 2022 11:53 AM (nSdVr)

231 Why do you think Matlock won most of his cases?

*******

Matlock was more cornpone than mellifluous southern gentleman.

Posted by: Muldoon at September 01, 2022 11:53 AM (kXYt5)

232 228 "Biden To Call ‘Make America Great Again’ A Fascist Strategy Of White Supremacy Tonight…"


White Supremacy ?

Posted by: Hispanic MAGA voters at September 01, 2022 11:53 AM (bs+z0)

233 unfortuntely, 75% of Americans are like druggies when it comes to politics

they have to hit rock bottom before they will change

and even then, some will never see the light

Posted by: REDACTED at September 01, 2022 11:54 AM (us2H3)

234 I've watched parts of a couple episodes of MPs questioning the PM, and the whole performance was incredible. The PM would be giving extremely informative, knowledgeable answers on the fly -- no notes, no ear plug, no nothing except for what was already in his head. I loved those. (Heavy sigh) How does anyone think Joey the Vegetable would handle the same situation?

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- I wasn't particularly fond of the '70s the first time around at September 01, 2022 11:54 AM (9SjWf)

235 Well, proper use of the Oxford comma confers high intellect on the writer.
Posted by: Count de Monet

The, more, you, use, commas,, the, more, intelligent, you, are,.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at September 01, 2022 11:54 AM (FVME7)

236 Young Ms. Creeper, your application for early acceptance into the Moron Horde has been enthusiastically accepted and approved!
Posted by: Tonypete at September 01, 2022 11:50 AM (LsEU/)


*buffs nails*

Is there an insurance plan? I need dental.

Posted by: creeper at September 01, 2022 11:54 AM (iEPLY)

237 166 I'm getting the sinking sensation that Biden will be announcing the indictment and arrest warrant of DJT.
Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at September 01, 2022 11:34 AM (tjIiO)

I've been waiting for that since the MAL raid. Nothing else they've tried has worked. Trumps arrest is another Hail Mary to get us angry enough to let them declare us all terrorists and begin treating us as such.

Posted by: megthered at September 01, 2022 11:54 AM (AdxHD)

238 230 Bed Bath ampersand Beyond is taking another shit.
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Hopefully they will host a going out of business sale. I could use some more soup spoons. Their house soup spoons are the snizz.

Posted by: Puddinhead at September 01, 2022 11:55 AM (J7wri)

239 236 Is there an insurance plan? I need dental.
Posted by: creeper at September 01, 2022 11:54 AM (iEPLY)

========

Lisa needs braces!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at September 01, 2022 11:55 AM (LvTSG)

240 212 Okay the Harold Urey story impressed me.
Your Granddad's friend was Otto Stern?

Posted by: Ciampino -- just wow at September 01, 2022 11:49 AM (qfLjt)
----
Correcting myself (1944 was odd)
Isidor Rabi.

Posted by: Ciampino -- just wow at September 01, 2022 11:55 AM (qfLjt)

241 "Usted es the one that I want."

Posted by: Bolivia Newton John at September 01, 2022 11:55 AM (lf83v)

242 There's a young woman with a Scottish accent who has a cocktail making YouTube channel. When she says a particular cocktail is delicious I believe her.

Cara Devine. She's cute, but far too heavily tatted for me to overlook it.

Posted by: Archimedes at September 01, 2022 11:55 AM (/NCI4)

243 Just so everyone knows what Browndog is talking about.
Posted by: Puddinhead at September 01, 2022 11:51 AM (J7wri)

...just so, thank you!

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 01, 2022 11:55 AM (BgMrQ)

244 Bed Bath ampersand Beyond is taking another shit.


I would like to offer them a one time only deal om My Cushioned Toilet Seat covers.

Posted by: Mike Lindell at September 01, 2022 11:53 AM (nSdVr)

BB and B, call me.

Posted by: Amber Heard at September 01, 2022 11:55 AM (yHsuS)

245 There is a certain young, shall we say, "adult" model named Caty Cole who claims she is from Scotland. We should investigate this further.

Posted by: Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce at September 01, 2022 11:55 AM (J2vNu)

246 White Supremacy ?
Posted by: Hispanic MAGA voters

Sorry, you must be white Hispanic. Also, your lack of the usage of Latinx reveals your ingrained approval of the patriarchy.

Posted by: She Hobbit at September 01, 2022 11:55 AM (ftFVW)

247 Ha! A smooth southern drawl laced with idioms is hypnotizing. It's definitely an art. Unpretentiously disarming.
Posted by: Miss Issippi


The boy could sing, knew how to move everything
Always wanting more, he'd leave you longing for
Black velvet and that little boy's smile
Black velvet with that slow southern style
A new religion that'll bring ya to your knees
Black velvet if you please

Posted by: quantum mechanic at September 01, 2022 11:56 AM (g1EEm)

248 Then he was the first Republican compared to Hitler.

Not because of the math - which I was told there would be none of - but because he was.
Posted by: blaster at September 01, 2022 11:49 AM (6TxNR)

Salon doyenne Alice Longworth referred to Dewey as "the little man on the wedding cake".

Posted by: mrp at September 01, 2022 11:56 AM (6eRlp)

249 241 "Usted es the one that I want."
Posted by: Bolivia Newton John at September 01, 2022 11:55 AM (lf83v)

Bueno...

***golf clap***

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at September 01, 2022 11:56 AM (BgMrQ)

250 People that win elections totally behave this way.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 01, 2022 11:56 AM (ai/gj)

251 Nothing says Unity like calling half the Country fascists

Posted by: It's me donna at September 01, 2022 11:56 AM (bs+z0)

252 I know I'm a sucker for women with Scottish accents. Their voices are like music. Mellifluous, even.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at September 01, 2022 11:50 AM (sWM8x)

Used to listen to the Thistle and Shamrock radio program with Fiona Ritchie. Lovely voice.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 01, 2022 11:56 AM (906pl)

253 228
I hope all of those occur in a Kenosha-like jury pool. That would make it a blessing.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at September 01, 2022 11:56 AM (ruYJi)

254 199 When did Toastmasters fall out of fashion? I was involved with it for a year when I was unemployed. Really enjoyed it and I felt like it helped me practice for interviews. I may start going again after the move.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at September 01, 2022 11:45 AM (9WSy4)

-----------------------------

With the advent of the modern toaster, toast was within reach of the common man. No longer were specialized "toast masters" required to serve up a perfect piece of toast. So Toastmasters went the way of the horse and buggy.
...
...
what?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 01, 2022 11:57 AM (RFKzk)

255 Che's stay in Bolivia was short.
Posted by: creeper at September 01, 2022 11:52 AM (iEPLY)


At officer basic course I met a Bolivian LT who said that his father had been on the team that captured Che. He said that his father said (so yeah I can't confirm any of this) the Bolivian President was flown in and he came in and shot Guevara himself.

Posted by: blaster at September 01, 2022 11:57 AM (6TxNR)

256 pretty sure Hitler thought he unified Germany

Posted by: REDACTED at September 01, 2022 11:57 AM (us2H3)

257 I used to wait on many government physicists at one of my jobs in a government town.

Many were highly intelligent, but couldn't get a handjob in a whorehouse with a $100 bill wrapped around their cock.

Many were full-on functionally and socially retarded. They had to be escorted to the grocery store and have meals delivered.

Posted by: Sean Hannity at September 01, 2022 11:57 AM (bSso7)

258 Colorado energy company locks thermostats at +80 degrees for 22,000 customers during ‘energy crisis’

LOL. Like those smart thermostats now assholes? ESAD.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at September 01, 2022 11:57 AM (nSdVr)

259 Extemporaneous and erudition in one article. Using such codewords is certain to be an obstacle to those on the left. Being erudite isn't their song suit.

Posted by: Trip at September 01, 2022 11:58 AM (9av+w)

260 252 I know I'm a sucker for women with Scottish accents. Their voices are like music. Mellifluous, even.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis

Highlands is a bit different than lowlands. Lowlands is more of a lilt affect.

Posted by: whig at September 01, 2022 11:58 AM (Iq6Dx)

261 I have never had a woman who shit the bed. I kind of feel I may have missed something special in my life.

Posted by: Puddinhead at September 01, 2022 11:58 AM (J7wri)

262 204 Ha! A smooth southern drawl laced with idioms is hypnotizing. It's definitely an art. Unpretentiously disarming.
Posted by: Miss Issippi at September 01, 2022 11:29 AM (sI15f)

The most compelling attorney that I have ever heard speak spoke in that manner. Charmed the pants off the woman judge. I am sure he was worth whatever he was getting paid.
Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 01, 2022 11:46 AM (yHsuS


Couldn't agree more. Give me a room full of people and I can own them with a smile and a drawl.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 01, 2022 11:58 AM (PY/t0)

263 Damn it....off FBI-sniffer sock.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at September 01, 2022 11:58 AM (bSso7)

264 258 Colorado energy company locks thermostats at +80 degrees for 22,000 customers during ‘energy crisis’

LOL. Like those smart thermostats now assholes? ESAD.
Posted by: Maj. Healey at September 01, 2022 11:57 AM (nSdVr)

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Voting Democrat did not lead to this. Trump led to this. Trump just pissed off all the wrong people, so it's his fault.

Jeb, 2024.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at September 01, 2022 11:58 AM (LvTSG)

265 I'm a dud and a bit of a bore because I'm brilliant!

That's my excuse from now on.

Posted by: Buddy at September 01, 2022 11:58 AM (FCbAQ)

266 I've been waiting for that since the MAL raid. Nothing else they've tried has worked. Trumps arrest is another Hail Mary to get us angry enough to let them declare us all terrorists and begin treating us as such.
Posted by: megthered at September 01, 2022 11:54 AM (AdxHD)


I think they are giving up on the idea of having some trigger event to do so. That's what the whole purpose of the speech is. Just up and declare us all enemies of the state.

Posted by: blaster at September 01, 2022 11:59 AM (6TxNR)

267 Was Guevera vaporized in Bolivia?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 01, 2022 11:59 AM (lf83v)

268 256 pretty sure Hitler thought he unified Germany
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Well, he unified the Holy Roman Empire better than Charlemange.

Posted by: Puddinhead at September 01, 2022 11:59 AM (J7wri)

269 Independence Hall is where our glorious President speaks from tonight. Problem is finding the place to put the jumbo tron teleprompter so its not visible to the people. Joe is an expert on using the teleprompter as long as he can see it. Without it, he is at lost for words. He also has the earpiece as a backup.

Posted by: Colin at September 01, 2022 11:59 AM (SO9GB)

270 Colorado energy company locks thermostats at +80 degrees for 22,000 customers during ‘energy crisis’

LOL. Like those smart thermostats now assholes? ESAD.
Posted by: Maj. Healey at September 01, 2022


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Must be the homes of Californians or newcomers to CO. When I lived there everybody proclaimed ad nauseam that "You don't need A/C in Colorado."

Sorry, folk. Swamp coolers don't cut it when the temps hit 100 (and they did for a week or two every August).

Posted by: Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce at September 01, 2022 11:59 AM (J2vNu)

271 267 Was Guevera vaporized in Bolivia?
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 01, 2022 11:59 AM (lf83v)

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"Saturday Night Specials leave nothing behind!"
-Democrat from 1973, probably

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at September 01, 2022 12:00 PM (LvTSG)

272 Colorado energy company locks thermostats at +80 degrees for 22,000 customers during ‘energy crisis’

LOL. Like those smart thermostats now assholes? ESAD.
Posted by: Maj. Healey


lol. I knew that shit would happen. I still have the old fashioned thermostat.

Posted by: Infidel at September 01, 2022 12:00 PM (mBewQ)

273 Posted by: quantum mechanic at September 01, 2022 11:56 AM (g1EEm)

Country music lyrics always fascinate me. There's much more to country than trucks and hounds.

"Read about you in a Faulkner novel
Met you once in a Williams play"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egvraT1oBH0

Posted by: creeper at September 01, 2022 12:00 PM (iEPLY)

274 10
Harold Urey (Nobel Prize 1934)

The person for whom urea was named.

True Science Fact!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 01, 2022 11:07 AM (pNxlR)
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For that Common Core type science you need to put the word in All-CAPS -- The SCIENCE.

Posted by: Ciampino -- SNORT at September 01, 2022 12:00 PM (qfLjt)

275 Wouldn't doubt it if *biden's message is a "call to arms" sort of thing for the enforcement wing of the Democrat party. And a message to LE to lay off while they "do their work."

The left is no stranger to political violence.

Or just violence, period.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 01, 2022 12:00 PM (BFigT)

276 My favorite accent on women is probably Bri-ish.

I couldn't stand the Spice girls but those accents...

I think Elizabeth Hurley could talk me into anything.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 01, 2022 12:00 PM (PY/t0)

277 Was Guevera vaporized in Bolivia?
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot

I would've guessed he had his lungs blown out.

Posted by: She Hobbit at September 01, 2022 12:00 PM (ftFVW)

278 Can you still legally buy MAGA items or are they all banned by all banks and credit cards?

Posted by: megthered at September 01, 2022 12:00 PM (AdxHD)

279 267 Was Guevera vaporized in Bolivia?
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 01, 2022 11:59 AM (lf83v)


Yup.

Captured. Executed in the field. Had his hands cut off to provide proof of death. And buried in an unmarked mass grave.

There something to learn from this.

Posted by: blaster at September 01, 2022 12:01 PM (6TxNR)

280 nood tucker torching biden

Posted by: SturmToddler (WhsXQ) at September 01, 2022 12:01 PM (WhsXQ)

281
Munkey.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 01, 2022 12:01 PM (n+4am)

282 I've been waiting for that since the MAL raid. Nothing else they've tried has worked. Trumps arrest is another Hail Mary to get us angry enough signal to Antifa to riot in MAGA hats to let them declare us all terrorists and begin treating us as such.

Posted by: megthered at September 01, 2022 11:54 AM


FIFY

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 01, 2022 12:01 PM (asZuX)

283 I've been waiting for that since the MAL raid. Nothing else they've tried has worked. Trumps arrest is another Hail Mary to get us angry enough to let them declare us all terrorists and begin treating us as such.
Posted by: megthered at September 01, 2022 11:54 AM (AdxHD)

I think they are giving up on the idea of having some trigger event to do so. That's what the whole purpose of the speech is. Just up and declare us all enemies of the state.
Posted by: blaster

Quite plausible. Besides, it's obviously what they want to do.

And if elections are a thing of the past, why not?

Posted by: Blue Hen at September 01, 2022 12:01 PM (cY9wR)

284 Many were highly intelligent, but couldn't get a handjob in a whorehouse with a $100 bill wrapped around their cock.
.
Posted by: Sean Hannity

*scribbles furiously into TP's notebook of Shit He'd Love to Say Sometime*

Posted by: Tonypete at September 01, 2022 12:01 PM (LsEU/)

285 He also has the earpiece as a backup.
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Salute the Marines!

Posted by: Puddinhead at September 01, 2022 12:02 PM (J7wri)

286 My favorite accent on women is probably Bri-ish.

Nay, it's definitely French. Men with French accents are fey and OUTRAGEOUS! but women are delightful.

Posted by: Archimedes at September 01, 2022 12:02 PM (/NCI4)

287 Speaking of physics and physical chemistry (and in 1900 to 1940, they weren’t far apart), I recommend the book “The Making of the Atomic Bomb” by Richard Rhodes. He does an amazing job of walking the reader through the rush of discoveries about the structure and behavior of the atom in the early 20th century. He also describes the personalities involved, including the amazing depth of education that a scientist of that time would be expected to have. It’s far more interesting than one would expect for the subject material.

Posted by: Advo at September 01, 2022 12:02 PM (LcnVR)

288 Counter to that experience with physicists, I had one English biologist that soaked the local state University for hundreds on thousands in research grants.

He was full of himself and constantly peppered his Guinness-fueled talks with exclamations of how "we couldn't fathom the work he was doing".

When he could not get his research grants renewed, he drug his besotted self back to England and last I heard is a part-time mailman drawing of the government dole.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at September 01, 2022 12:03 PM (bSso7)

289 Captured. Executed in the field. Had his hands cut off to provide proof of death. And buried in an unmarked mass grave.

There something to learn from this.
Posted by: blaster at September 01, 2022 12:01 PM (6TxNR)
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Bolivia apparantly knew something about making sure there was no myth of a martyr grave to rally around.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 01, 2022 12:03 PM (5pTK/)

290 How does anyone think Joey the Vegetable would handle the same situation?
Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- I wasn't particularly fond of the '70s the first time around at September 01, 2022 11:54 AM (9SjWf)


Challenge them to a push-up contest (that of course never happens).

That's his stand-by. His kill-shot remark, if you will, that guarantees him "victory".

Posted by: naturalfake at September 01, 2022 12:03 PM (5NkmN)

291 Dated a British nurse. The accent is sexy as he'll.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 01, 2022 12:03 PM (ai/gj)

292 Maybe Mr Mudpants will stroke out this evening.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 01, 2022 11:43 AM (ai/gj)


Would be a nice end to summer anyway.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 01, 2022 12:03 PM (VwHCD)

293 Toastmasters! I've been using the toaster since I was seven.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at September 01, 2022 12:04 PM (FVME7)

294 Country music lyrics always fascinate me. There's much more to country than trucks and hounds. . . .

Posted by: creeper at September 01, 2022


***
"I can still hear the soft southern winds in the live oak trees,
And those Williams boys, they still mean a lot to me --
Hank and Tennessee. . . .
". . . John R. and The Wolfman kept me company
By the light of the radio by my bed,
With Thomas Wolfe whispering in my head."
-- Don Williams, "Good Ol' Boys Like Me"

Posted by: Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce at September 01, 2022 12:04 PM (J2vNu)

295 For those mentioning "DEI":

Re-arrange so it's "DIE".

Posted by: Grumpy and Recalcitrant at September 01, 2022 12:04 PM (nRMeC)

296 "Yes, the opposite has been true at times, with Dems doubting the results."

it is not quite the opposite ... I mean Dems do cheat, and have stolen elections. They run the process, and in 2020 clearly were blocking the watchers, along with multiple other abnormalities.

Dems also have the whole DeepState helping them cheat, and the media. So when Dems think Trump stole 2016, they have to believe trash from the DeepState, like Trump Russia and Putin is in the machines. Then in 2020 they have to ignore the Zuck-bucks and the 2000 mules, and so much more.

But China likely was in the machines, they did have internet accessibility ... China or others ... we saw the votes flipped ... so much evidence.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 01, 2022 12:06 PM (Cus5s)

297 Nood up

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at September 01, 2022 12:06 PM (bSso7)

298 So FDR's opponents would have been Hoover in '32; Smith or Willkie in '36, and the other in '40 for his unprecedented 3rd term; and Dewey in '44.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius
Hoover, Alf Landon, Wilkie, and Dewey is the order of FDR's opponents. Dewey got the nod again in 48 to go against Harry Truman.

Posted by: whig at September 01, 2022 12:06 PM (Iq6Dx)

299 I like a woman with a sultry Lauren Bacall accent. But be careful, their radio or telephone voice can be masking some physical imperfections, IYKWIM.

Posted by: lowandslow at September 01, 2022 12:08 PM (qH6FZ)

300 Poland demands 1.3 trillion euros in war reparations.

https://bit.ly/3CPEJD5

Posted by: bonhomme at September 01, 2022 12:08 PM (i0wNm)

301 The Dems are finally awakening to the fact that their whole worldview is exposed to the world. Our MSM has played its part in covering up Dem malfeasance for years, but that curtain has been ripped and torn and burned to pieces. All that is left for the Left is naked power. And that won't be enough, either. Everything the Dems touch corrodes to uselessness. Political power in the US requires the legitimacy of courts of justice and free, fair elections. It's time for a change, and if the Power of Change is denied to the sovereign will of the people, there will be consequences.

The preamble to the US Constitution, I believe, starts with the words "We the People", not "We the Democratic Party".

Posted by: mrp at September 01, 2022 12:08 PM (6eRlp)

302 He read Latin and Greek...in high school. His college roommate and lifelong best friend was a physicist (Nobel Prize 1944) who was the chairman of the physics department at Columbia, so my grandfather and he socialized all the time.
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Like your grandfather, mine read Latin and Greek in a public high school. Mine also went off to Cornell, which in those days was a beacon of learning and liberty, and was affordable even for the poor son of a single mother. The world has sadly degraded.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at September 01, 2022 12:08 PM (RRwaK)

303 38 One thing I'll say for Biden, he doesn't hide behind his erudition.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at September 01, 2022 11:13 AM (FVME7)
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You think he can still get his dick up? .... wait ...erudition not Japanese election.

Posted by: Ciampino -- Jap. You have elections every morning? at September 01, 2022 12:09 PM (qfLjt)

304 John Kass RE Biden:

"Behold Susan Rice's Meat Puppet, The Big Guy. Serial fabulist who believes his own BS, plagiarist, racist, Hunter's corrupt wing man, protected by corrupt corporate media. On Thursday night, as Americans forced to choose between buying gas or food, this clown sings of his virtue"

https://bit.ly/3Q6Oobx

Posted by: bonhomme at September 01, 2022 12:10 PM (i0wNm)

305 47 Harold Urey (Nobel Prize 1934)

The person for whom urea was named.
True Science Fact!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM)

Urethra!! I've found him!
-- CBD's Grandfather

Posted by: Tonypete at September 01, 2022 11:16 AM (LsEU/)
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So you choose to totally ignore us!?

Posted by: The Two Ureters at September 01, 2022 12:13 PM (qfLjt)

306 "All of our abacus models prove that flight is impossible."
-Academia, circa 1903
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at September 01, 2022 11:35 AM

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Our peer reviewed studies have confirmed that flight is impossible.
- Bumblebee Magazine

Posted by: Darth Randall at September 01, 2022 12:37 PM (vOto2)

307 Did you know that during and after WWII, the original Wright Flyer was stored away in merry olde England? This was due to the fact that the Wrights refused to have anything to do with the Smithsonian, since it's one-time Director Dr. Samuel Langley claimed that his steampunk flying machine had actually flown and insisted it be displayed.

This pissed the Dayton, Ohio high school dropouts off excessively, and only after Langley's pile of unscientific junk was thrown out, did they donate the Flyer to be displayed!

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at September 01, 2022 01:26 PM (peWy1)

308 Funny, that's the second time I've come across Harold Urey's name today. He attempted to keep Isaac Asimov out of graduate school, according to Asimov's autobiography.

Posted by: PJ at September 01, 2022 02:50 PM (gocZ+)

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