Thread before the Gardening Thread, September 24

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Good morning! It's the first Saturday of fall, and some friends from Switzerland visited Monterey, before it was too late to visit California. Nice scenery there.

Have you been there? Thinking about going?

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There is a fair amount of wildlife there for an urban area

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It's a good place to get fresh seafood.

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This is closer to our seafood menu here at home. Inland.

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If you are thinking about visiting California so you can describe it around the campfire when things fall apart, you might consider visiting the restaurant that taught Taco Bell's creator how to make its iconic taco.

It's on the old Route 66, but serves mostly locals:

There's a "Mexican Combinations" section and an "American Flavor" section on Mitla Cafe's menu -- an anachronistic nod to a previous era, when Mexican food like tacos and enchiladas weren't considered as American as apple pie.

You can order an "orange whip" to drink -- a drink that was last in style decades deep into the previous century.

There's not even an obvious way to order the hard-shelled ground beef taco that Mitla is famous for having created. Among the 31 items listed under the "A La Carte" section is one simply labeled "Taco." It is there that you can specify "hard-shelled" and "ground beef."

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Hope you have something nice planned for this weekend.

This is the Thread before the Gardening Thread.

Serving your mid-day open thread needs

If you're ready to switch to weekend stuff right now, you can stop reading here. Otherwise, there's some content to consider below.

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Last Week's Thread

September 17, Barbie and G.I. Joe: your models of femininity and masculinity

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

OH, WAIT! THERE ARE UPDATES!

There seems to be a lot of new information coming in on gender issues just lately. You may have noticed this week. It never ends. New insights in Ace's afternoon post yesterday, and wild stuff in yesterday's Morning Report. It's even in the sidebar! It just seems to keep coming!


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Here are even more tentacles to the hydra.

Matt Walsh:

We've caught the Left off guard with our assault on gender ideology. They don't understand what's happening or why and they aren't at all prepared to have this conversation. They're scrambling. They're defensive. They're desperate. That's why we'll win.

I know people are sick of this issue, but:

Does this look like a "Technology Review" to you?

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One piece: "How the idea of a "transgender contagion" went viral -- and caused untold harm"

I think the "gender issue" of a Technology Review indicates that MIT is afflicted with some sort of gender contagion.

Untold harm . . . They couldn't quantify any harm, so it was "untold".
So technological. So scientific.

Almost no science or technology was involved in writing this piece. It portrays "the opposition" as incapable of nuanced thinking. They took a "flawed" study by Littman and ran with it, before waiting for activists to tear the study down. The MIT piece kind of skips over concerns over current methods of diagnosing and treating gender dysmorphia, for example. Even though that seems to have been a big concern of Littman's when she conducted that "flawed" study.

Encouraging transgenders to compete against girls in sports is "acceptance of transpeople", and if you're not on board, you have "bad intentions".

Where's the clear, definitive technology in this "Technology Review", MIT?

The ROGD paper was not funded by anti-trans zealots. But it arrived at exactly the time people with bad intentions were looking for science to buoy their opinions. The paper "laundered what had previously been the rantings of online conspiracy theorists and gave it the resemblance of serious scientific study," Branstetter says. She believes that if Littman's paper had not been published, a similar argument would have been made by someone else. Despite its limitations, it has become a crucial weapon in the fight against trans people, largely through online dissemination. "It is astonishing that such a blatantly bad-faith effort has been taken so seriously," . .

"people with bad intentions . . ."

"the fight against trans people"???? That seems like pretty inflammatory language for a disinterested technology review, MIT. Is the fight REALLY against "trans people"?

One reason for the success of Littman's paper is that it validates the idea that trans kids are new. But Jules Gill-Peterson, an associate professor of history at Johns Hopkins and author of Histories of the Transgender Child, says that is "empirically untrue." Trans children have only recently started to be discussed in mainstream media, so people assume they weren't around before, she says, but "there have been children transitioning for as long as there has been transition-related medical technology," and children were socially transitioning -- living as a different gender without any medical or legal interventions -- long before that.

There have long been tomboys who lived pretty much like boys and didn't like "girl stuff". Now, some queer activists call being a tomboy a sign of "white supremacy". Tomboys gotta admit that they are really "cis" OR transition. Get drugs, hormones and surgery. "People assume" that activists didn't apply that kind of pressure before. Why not mention that in the piece, MIT?

Historically, there have been women who "transitioned" to male roles after the deaths of their fathers in some small cultures, to support their families. They were accepted as men in the community. But that had nothing to do with their feelings as children. They hung out socially with men and took on the mannerisms of men in society and at home. It may not have been "social contagion" in the way we think of it now, but it was a social expectation. I wonder if that counts as "transgenderism" in the historical discussions of advocates?

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This is NOT a "fight against trans people", MIT:

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In contrast to the way "scientists" are often having their feet held to the fire now,

Thread on the lack of science behind the introduction of puberty blockers. Wow. Really. History turns on small hinges.

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UK, a center of gay/transgender conflict and trans revisionism:

There was some discussion of Mermaids last week. Here's more:

Mermaids is a threat to gay rights

I've been involved in the campaign against homophobia for forty years, and I've never seen anything like this. For the first time, a tribunal is taking place in which one charity is attempting to strip another of its legal status. Mermaids, which advocates for "gender variant and transgender youth", has brought a case against LGB Alliance, the only UK-based organisation that focuses exclusively on same-sex attracted people.

Mermaids claims that LGB Alliance was not, in fact, established to support lesbians, gay men and bisexuals -- but rather to discredit and disband Mermaids itself. The LGB Alliance, allegedly, "does not have charitable purposes". If Mermaids wins this case, the consequences will be devastating for lesbians and gays. Any future charity set up to advocate specifically on our behalf will be wide open to legal challenge.

Apparently, the expert witnesses in the court case have not covered themselves with glory. You would think that they would at least have read or thought about the report concerning the pending closure of the Tavistock clinic before showing up to provide expert testimony.

For the most part, the majority of people are content to politely accommodate trans people who say they find their bodies distressing. But the rub comes when the rights of others, be they female rape victims or confused gay youth, are impacted by the faith-based position of this minority group. And when fixed under the hard stare of lady justice, the idea that each of us has some mystical sense of gender identity dissolves quite quickly.

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NHS Scotland Apologizes for 'Eunuch Gender Identity' Document

While the National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland is under fire for uploading a document to its website which recognizes 'eunuch' as a gender identity, news outlets have overlooked the considerable amount of child sexual abuse fantasy materials produced by a source listed within the draft, as well as its connection to a number of prominent academics.

They never should have let ordinary people see this document. Heh.

Castrated 'Eunuchs' are Trans, Need Affirming care, says Professional Body

The world body that writes the professional guidelines on transgender health, WPATH, has included a new chapter in its latest edition on how to affirm the wishes of men who identify, or wish to identify, as eunuchs.

A eunuch is the name given to a castrated male, and there exists a subculture of men who wish to remove some or all of their genitals, whether for aesthetic and fetishistic reasons. Others wish to undergo the procedure in order to reduce their levels of sexual desire.

Some 'eunuchs' strive for a "smooth look", according to sources above.

Hmmmm. . . "Child sexual abuse fantasy materials." Last week, we saw that Mermaids considered G.I. Joe to the the ultimate image of masculinity. Yet the unclothed G.I. Joe has a "smooth look". There is no getting around that. Perhaps adults who enjoy playing dress-up with G.I. Joe dolls should not be dispensing gender identity advice to little kids.

I hate to think about fantasies concerning the musical castrati of the past.

I'm also kind of uncomfortable with the historical connections between castration and slavery.

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Spain


Update:

In the comments, Braenyard clarifies that:

Pursuing the clip on zealot Sra. Montero it appears the clip of her advocating sex between minors has been edited or presented distorted.

Sra. Montero was reportedly referring to 16 and 17 year old "minor adults." However, she was advocating full abortion and she skirted the gender transition portion of the presentation.

It seems the only post modern sexual activity she wasn't advocating was pre-adolescent sex.

The age of consent in Spain is apparently sixteen.

The best thing she has to support her argument is that a reporter has used twitter to edit her speech and Twitter has had to apologize publicly.

She's still a nut. Exemplary of how crazy Spain is to put her in a position of responsibility but how are they different from the rest of western un-civilization?

Rod Dreher included a slightly longer video (with English subtitles) in a piece about the EU and gender ideology, etc. In it, this Minister of Equality connects the right to abortion with the rights of children to government sex education and to choose who they will have sex with. So she is vague at best about the age at which she believes it is appropriate for children to choose with whom they have sex.

But pre-pubescent children should not need abortions, so that supports Braenard's position that she was probably not referring to the rights of tiny children to choose their sex partners. Her references to sex education as part of the same set of children's rights as the right to choose sex partners could have caused some concerns. She should clarify her position.

About other post-modern gender positions, her wiki bio states that this trained (and wealthy) communist:

oversaw the government's efforts on a bill to allow anyone over the age of 14 to change gender legally without a medical diagnosis or hormone therapy.

Without even a medical diagnosis!

If you can change your gender at 14, can you choose your minor or adult sex partner at 14? Changing your gender is a big deal.


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Meanwhile, in the USA:

Wesley Yang:

Refraining from cutting off the breasts of a 15 year old is violence

We must protect our children from those who would not dose them with off-label drugs once used to chemically castrate sex offenders before the practice was judged to be inhumane

I'm really surprised that Wesley Yang went on the road with Billboard Chris. Yang seems more like an ivory tower type to me. But maybe not. Or maybe something has radicalized him.

Video at the link. One observation is that men seem to be more willing to talk about transgender issues with Chris even if they disagree, while young ideologically-invested women generally seek to shut him down.

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Barbie abandons G.I. Joe for her first love, Ken

Barbie and Ken Dance

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Maybe that last dance was a little traumatic for Barbie. She broke out the Chardonnay.


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1 Howdy!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 24, 2022 11:11 AM (u73oe)

2 Fortuitous timing. Just turned on iPad and checked the HQ. I’ll go get em.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 24, 2022 11:12 AM (u73oe)

3 Called em

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 24, 2022 11:13 AM (u73oe)

4 Morning, KT!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 24, 2022 11:13 AM (u73oe)

5 Now to read the content.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 24, 2022 11:14 AM (u73oe)

6 The Gender Issue? Because, like, Gender is an Issue? So they made an Issue? Of their magazine? About the Issue? Of Gender? Oh my Gawd?

(just freakin' shoot me already... let's just Guernica this shit and get it over with...)

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 24, 2022 11:16 AM (6FeV1)

7 I used to live in Monterey, which started as a stint at Ft. Ord. It's the most NIMBY place on the face of this earth. Dominated by left wing politics. Beautiful place though! Great fishing, Salmon, and if you have an entire day, albacore tuna. Expensive as hell.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at September 24, 2022 11:18 AM (CCf67)

8 Maranatha.

Posted by: That NLurker guy at September 24, 2022 11:19 AM (eGTCV)

9 Your classic MIT propellerhead from the glory days never had sex of any kind, much less perverted, kinky sex.

As far as California... visited way back when, but nowadays I won't even change planes there if I can possibly avoid it.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at September 24, 2022 11:19 AM (bW8dp)

10 Monterey, CA

Lived there for 9 years... 2003 - 2012. Weirdos abound.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 24, 2022 11:19 AM (BFigT)

11 Psychiatry was the first politicized branch of medicine, once they decided that homosexuality was not a deviant form of sexuality it was off to the races.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 24, 2022 11:20 AM (Oav6P)

12 Loved the vids- time to watch "Strictly Ballroom" again.

Sister just called- she's driving up from Austin with her MoB dress to see if we can make it look right, before they leave for Tuscany.
So, I should go get my stuff done quick...

Have a good one, all!

Posted by: sal at September 24, 2022 11:21 AM (y40tE)

13 I turned down MIT when I was picking colleges (humblebrag!) because even twenty years ago, I had a feeling they were breaking weird.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 24, 2022 11:22 AM (6FeV1)

14 Hi, Duke!

Posted by: KT at September 24, 2022 11:22 AM (rrtZS)

15 (It was also because they were too damn far away, anyway.)

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 24, 2022 11:22 AM (6FeV1)

16 Youngest son majored in baseball at CSUMB; loved spending weekends there for home games

Posted by: the Butcher at September 24, 2022 11:23 AM (JsenR)

17 Oh, look! M.I.T. Technology Review, with the one-eye symbol.

How utterly predictable.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at September 24, 2022 11:24 AM (M9XmQ)

18 Morning hordemates!

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

19 Showed lots of horses in Monterey. Best part was some of the shows coincided with artichoke season. You could buy huge bags of artichokes for 10 bucks.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 24, 2022 11:24 AM (yfoyn)

20 That Barbie is a cutie.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at September 24, 2022 11:24 AM (C1rbv)

21 I guess I'll repost, since it's On Topic:

https://tinyurl.com/4d35hbr4

Becket Cook interviews detransitioned female-to-male, 20 years old

Posted by: kallisto at September 24, 2022 11:25 AM (dCxaZ)

22 Murray's Institute of Tools

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 24, 2022 11:25 AM (6FeV1)

23 I turned down MIT when I was picking colleges (humblebrag!) because even twenty years ago, I had a feeling they were breaking weird.

(It was also because they were too damn far away, anyway.)
Posted by: Warai-otoko


Same here. And the nice local university gave me a big scholarship. MIT, not so much.

Also, a smidgen more than twenty years ago.

Posted by: mikeski at September 24, 2022 11:25 AM (P1f+c)

24 Becket Cook interviews detransitioned female-to-male, 20 years old
Posted by: kallisto at September 24, 2022 11:25 AM (dCxaZ)

That was like a reverse-willow or something.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 24, 2022 11:25 AM (6FeV1)

25 A modest proposal =

Let's refer to them as Genitalia LARPers.

Posted by: Muldoon at September 24, 2022 11:25 AM (cPDW+)

26 It's a shame they put Monterey in California,

Posted by: Skip at September 24, 2022 11:26 AM (xhxe8)

27 Let's refer to them as Genitalia LARPers.
Posted by: Muldoon at September 24, 2022 11:25 AM (cPDW+)

The World According to GLARP

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 24, 2022 11:26 AM (6FeV1)

28 You could buy huge bags of artichokes for 10 bucks.

Ooh! Lots of spinach-artichoke dip in the making!

Posted by: kallisto at September 24, 2022 11:27 AM (dCxaZ)

29 Seafood at home. It's fake. No suckers on the tentacles.

Posted by: mindful webworker, gourmet gourmand at September 24, 2022 11:28 AM (bvx1O)

30 That was like a reverse-willow or something.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 24, 2022 11:25 AM (6FeV1)


My commentary has broken through the boundaries of the space-time continuum.

Posted by: kallisto at September 24, 2022 11:28 AM (dCxaZ)

31 hiya

Posted by: JT at September 24, 2022 11:28 AM (T4tVD)

32 I get the MIT magazine (my daughter used my address while getting her degrees) and I've been watching it drift steadily leftward, and ever more quickly. Initially, it was the climate crisis, which frankly gathers a lot of cash for them, but lately they seem to be all on board with the crisis du jour. It's sad.
The mag comes with an accompanying MIT News, directly for the alumni. The current one is flogging climate change once again.

Posted by: From about that time at September 24, 2022 11:28 AM (4780s)

33 Seafood at home. It's fake. No suckers on the tentacles.
Posted by: mindful webworker, gourmet gourmand


They're right there. Cut off and cooked separately in a cheese sauce.

Posted by: mikeski at September 24, 2022 11:29 AM (P1f+c)

34 For a chuckle-

Willowed:

Dear Boss by Mike Cross

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV8P59qAxSM

Posted by: Muldoon at September 24, 2022 11:29 AM (cPDW+)

35 Hiya KT !

Posted by: JT at September 24, 2022 11:30 AM (T4tVD)

36 Hiya. JT

Posted by: KT at September 24, 2022 11:30 AM (rrtZS)

37 also from downstairs:

Reddit will be sure to correct this oversight.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Pennsylvania Dad, Defiant! at September 24, 2022 11:13 AM (s0IMC)


yes, I was surprised they have been allowing this heresy to stand. The guy who programs the algorithms hasn't yet caught on.

Posted by: kallisto at September 24, 2022 11:31 AM (dCxaZ)

38 yes, I was surprised they have been allowing this heresy to stand. The guy who programs the algorithms hasn't yet caught on.
Posted by: kallisto at September 24, 2022 11:31 AM (dCxaZ)

Hey, you try writing script that works with these jankety-ass chakras!

Posted by: Al Gore at September 24, 2022 11:32 AM (6FeV1)

39 7 I used to live in Monterey, which started as a stint at Ft. Ord. It's the most NIMBY place on the face of this earth. Dominated by left wing politics. Beautiful place though! Great fishing, Salmon, and if you have an entire day, albacore tuna. Expensive as hell.
Posted by: Sticky Wicket



Also a few of the worlds most beautiful golf courses but yes, full of far left, very wealthy, hypocrites.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at September 24, 2022 11:32 AM (8Sqzu)

40 I think I applied to MIT but didn't get accepted, much less offered a scholarship. Sad that they have fallen into becoming an amplifier for the commiecrats.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at September 24, 2022 11:34 AM (3cGpq)

41 The good news is that when everyone is starving, there’ll be no time for this nonsense.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 24, 2022 11:34 AM (u73oe)

42 The paper "laundered what had previously been the rantings of online conspiracy theorists and gave it the resemblance of serious scientific study," Branstetter says. She believes that if Littman's paper had not been published, a similar argument would have been made by someone else.

Read that carefully. What it's really telling you is, "This paper is such common sense that even lay people were making these sorts of statements before the study, and if Littman hadn't done it it is so obviously common sense that someone else would have. Glenn Reynolds would say something like, 'So glad science told us this.'"

Posted by: GWB at September 24, 2022 11:36 AM (8rbvy)

43 California, years (and years) ago. I was in California for the weekend, flying on a C130 when the crew decided a weekend stay would be nice. Ran into a friend at El Toro, and was invited out to the house he and the wife rented which sure beat the transit barracks. This little house was on the East side of the PCH, with a deck facing the ocean. Kinda run down. Friend said he hoped base housing would open up, as the landlord had it for sale and 20K was simply out of the question. Early 70s.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at September 24, 2022 11:37 AM (lz5hY)

44 Monterrey is so snooty a tour bus full of Martha's Vineyard residents who were vacationing there was stopped at the City Limits and sent back to Massachusetts..

Posted by: Muldoon at September 24, 2022 11:37 AM (cPDW+)

45 It might choke Artie, but it ain't gonna choke Stymie!

Posted by: Matthew Beard at September 24, 2022 11:37 AM (l3SW6)

46 "I've been involved in the campaign against homophobia for forty years"

Then you're the cause of this. Perversion of sex leads to this. Progressivism naturally leads to this. This is the reductio ad absurdum of "I am god." Which you champion. Tough noogies, buttercup.

Posted by: GWB at September 24, 2022 11:39 AM (8rbvy)

47 Well, today is 9/24! I'm so excited. Surely I will get that pony that Merkel promised me?

Posted by: Some German Politician at September 24, 2022 11:39 AM (Xrfse)

48 A trans funny. Clean joke.
https://tinyurl.com/2p8r2v68

Posted by: Fool Otto at September 24, 2022 11:40 AM (DB16e)

49 Did a blue water tuna fishing trip out of Half Moon Bay when I lived up in Mountain View. Landed a 35lb sucker. Long, long day of fishing. When the Salmon are running I'd get several good sized fillets for about $12... perfect for the grill or smoking. Daughter worked at Pebble Beach for awhile. Got monthly golf passes for a free round. Meh... golf. Some pretty decent restaurants and the fresh seafood was good. Did some laps at Lagua Seca in the Porsche 914 I had and took the Skip Barber racing school there.

But weirdos. And a huge leftist influence that ruins all of the above.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 24, 2022 11:42 AM (BFigT)

50 What ever does 9/24 mean?

Posted by: Skip at September 24, 2022 11:46 AM (xhxe8)

51 The Monterey Jazz Festival give the locals a chance to see Negros not on payroll.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at September 24, 2022 11:47 AM (lz5hY)

52 "I know people are sick of this issue"

What issue? The issue of another facet of Cultural Marxism? Been in action for decades now and I'm sure the left will dream up new "civil rights" causes in the future that will have us scratching our heads and thinking WTF.

Hats off to Matt Walsh for taking this stuff on but we might be a ways off from winning if not already too late.
These SJW/cultural marxists are in charge of a lot of institutions like the judicial system and law enforcement. Not only are they able to define, twist and break law to their benefit(lawfare) they also have no problem with violence. As decent, patriotic, law abiding citizens we are obliged to respond in a calm, peaceful, polite, and lawful means. Though it is still worth trying, lawful appeals to a corrupt system are almost certain to lose.

Posted by: JROD at September 24, 2022 11:48 AM (0jZnq)

53 He may be crazy but even a blind squirrel . . .

Randy Quaid@RandyRRQuaid
Hillary Clinton Is the new Bette Midler.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at September 24, 2022 11:48 AM (FVME7)

54 9/24 is a day we’ll all remember where we were and what we were doing? Hmmm, it’s saturday morning so I’m sitting on the deck, drinking coffee and reading the HQ. Very memorable.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 24, 2022 11:49 AM (u73oe)

55 Progressivism believes that you are god and that you can remake reality to fit your desires. It manifests in "green energy", socialism, and transhumanism - of which transgender is a sort.

Your feelings ARE your identity. And if you want to cut and drug your body to make yourself whatever you like, then that's a virtue. It should be applauded. Because it's "you".

This is also why hedonism is such a main pillar of progressivism. It's about SELF. You do YOU. If you want to do things that are normally medically unsound in sex, then go right ahead. If you want to do drugs, fine - as long as "you don't hurt anyone else."

Remember, the "woke" movement is just the Inquisition for the Progressive Church. Just as in the historical Inquisition, some were more zealous than others.

Posted by: GWB at September 24, 2022 11:50 AM (8rbvy)

56 Posted by: Muldoon at September 24, 2022 11:37 AM (cPDW+)

You sure have been on a roll lately!

RE: Monterey -

I always wanted to visit ever since I saw the movie The Sandpiper on the late show. But when I went to Cali, I never made it. I went to San Fran and Sonoma. I really enjoyed my brief stay in NorCal but San Francisco didn't live up to the hype IMHO.

Posted by: kallisto at September 24, 2022 11:50 AM (dCxaZ)

57 What ever does 9/24 mean?
Posted by: Skip at September 24, 2022 11:46 AM (xhxe

0.375

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 24, 2022 11:51 AM (9OOfz)

58
There have long been tomboys who lived pretty much like boys and didn't like "girl stuff".

___________

Those are the fun girls.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 24, 2022 11:51 AM (f68ET)

59 M Night Shymalan (I don't care if I spelled it correctly) has a new movie and just because the story is based on someone else's book doesn't mean it's any good. The trailer looks like Cabin the Woods Meets Modern Family. A gay couple and their adopted Asian daughter visit the cabin and they gonna die to stop the Apocalypse from happening. Also starring Ron Weasley from Harry Potter as definitely not one of the gays because gays in the audience definitely don't wanna see Weasley sex.

Posted by: Pete in Texas at September 24, 2022 11:51 AM (ud4hD)

60
Remember, the "woke" movement is just the Inquisition for the Progressive Church.

___________

You had more rights and more due process under the Inquisition.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 24, 2022 11:52 AM (f68ET)

61 Posted by: Skip at September 24, 2022 11:46 AM (xhxe

someone on the interwebs said something significant was going to happen on 9/24 so I guess it must be true.

Posted by: kallisto at September 24, 2022 11:52 AM (dCxaZ)

62 The whole idea behind the trans movement is that God made a mistake. God doesn’t make mistakes.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 24, 2022 11:52 AM (u73oe)

63 57 What ever does 9/24 mean?
Posted by: Skip at September 24, 2022 11:46 AM (xhxe

0.375
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 24, 2022 11:51 AM (9OOfz)

I can't find it so it must be a 10mm

Posted by: REDACTED at September 24, 2022 11:55 AM (us2H3)

64

I'm transhuman! I'm transitioning from a man into a drooling rutabaga! Validate me!

Also, I will require your children...

Posted by: Joey Bidet, Crack SBD Pilot at September 24, 2022 11:56 AM (grm9A)

65 58 See any Texas honky tonk on line dancing and Cuervo shot nights.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at September 24, 2022 11:56 AM (lz5hY)

66 I'm building a new startup and looking for a few savvy investors who want to get in on the ground floor. Building a new bottling plant selling Camp Lejeune Water. It has been proven that suckers will pay top dollar for water with a Frenchy-sounding name. Join us!

Posted by: I. Fleecum, President at September 24, 2022 11:56 AM (l3SW6)

67 MIT Technology Review started moving away from hard science to social "science" and woke ideology several years ago. I don't even. Bother opening the emails anymore, send directly to Trash.

Posted by: madmike at September 24, 2022 11:56 AM (2vsXJ)

68 SMOD or anything else would be welcome but my luck isn't that good

Posted by: Skip at September 24, 2022 11:59 AM (xhxe8)

69 Psychiatry was the first politicized branch of medicine, once they decided that homosexuality was not a deviant form of sexuality it was off to the races.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 24, 2022 11:20 AM (Oav6P)

Not really politicized.
Psych was ALWAYS a part of progressivism. It was always the extension of physical science into the realm of the mind, with the assumption that if scientific rules ruled the rest of the universe, they must also rule humans - we're nothing but a bunch of chemicals put together in just the right way, after all. Therefore there MUST be scientific laws we can formulate about why humans do what they do. And any "flaws" can therefore be "fixed".

Posted by: GWB at September 24, 2022 11:59 AM (8rbvy)

70 The whole idea behind the trans movement is that God made a mistake. God doesn’t make mistakes.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 24, 2022 11:52 AM (u73oe)

Amen, Brutha !

Posted by: JT at September 24, 2022 12:01 PM (T4tVD)

71 Dirty knees and their Thunder Chief!

Posted by: No AC Just DC at September 24, 2022 12:02 PM (cDITE)

72 SMOD or anything else would be welcome but my luck isn't that good
Posted by: Skip

Really ?

Posted by: JT at September 24, 2022 12:02 PM (T4tVD)

73 Oh look....Texas has Der Wienerschnitzel hot dog stands.

Been at least 40 years since I had one, but they used to be delicious. And I still crave them from my teenage years.

(Wonder what the closest one to Corsicana might be)

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 24, 2022 12:02 PM (uLr+K)

74 Another massive FBI home invasion, this time against a prolifer with 7 kids in the home during the raid. All because the guy was preaching in front of a abortion clinic and got in a shoving match with a pro-murder scumbag who was verbally molesting his 12 year old son.

https://tinyurl.com/FBI-Raids-ProLifer

Vote harder!!

Posted by: Sharkman at September 24, 2022 12:03 PM (Gda1b)

75 Greetings:

Took the sweetheart to the Monterey Aquarium early in its history. Unfortunately, she got a little bit seasick from watching the kelp going back and forth in its tidal tank.

My daddy never gave me an aquarium. Of any size.

Posted by: 11B40 at September 24, 2022 12:05 PM (uuklp)

76 Visit California?

Yeah...visit california....I'll get my travel agents right on that, I'll have them working in shifts...can't wait! I might even fly 1st class.





Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 24, 2022 12:06 PM (R/m4+)

77
I don't even. Bother opening the emails anymore, send directly to Trash.
Posted by: madmike at September 24, 2022 11:56 AM (2vsXJ)

________

Chemical & Engineering News used to have useful business news, job postings, summaries of interesting new areas, etc. Now it's 100% global warming, environment, how hard it is to be a female chemist and LGBTQ+. Nothing about how industrial R&D in this country is being destroyed. I read it for the obituaries, then trash it.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 24, 2022 12:06 PM (f68ET)

78 You had more rights and more due process under the Inquisition.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 24, 2022 11:52 AM (f68ET)


I believe a Spanish Politician said this in their parliament recently

Posted by: Kindltot at September 24, 2022 12:07 PM (xhaym)

79 Also a few of the worlds most beautiful golf courses but yes, full of far left, very wealthy, hypocrites.
Posted by: Puddleglum at work at September 24, 2022 11:32 AM (8Sqzu)


Have mentioned this before. Two golf courses at Ft Ord, Bayonet and Blackhorse. Beautiful courses. And no matter what the greens look like, the ball always breaks to the bay. Always.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 24, 2022 12:08 PM (anj39)

80 I can't find it so it must be a 10mm
Posted by: REDACTED at September 24, 2022 11:55 AM (us2H3)


Try a 9mm first, I worry about rounding off the corners

Posted by: Kindltot at September 24, 2022 12:09 PM (xhaym)

81 "Hope you have something nice planned for this weekend."

Big hamfest tomorrow. The only question is: do I want to bathe and change into clean clothes first? I'll be agonizing over that today.

Posted by: Peel gp A Grape at September 24, 2022 12:09 PM (24fqN)

82 Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 24, 2022 12:09 PM (u73oe)

83 Probably 40 years ago now-husband and I visited Monterey and had the best steamed clams ever at a restaurant near the aquarium. We still talk about it from time to time. Waiter said the dish was a specialty of their Portuguese chef. Don't know what he did, but it was heavenly.

Wouldn't go to California on a bet these days.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at September 24, 2022 12:10 PM (fTtFy)

84 Another massive FBI home invasion, this time against a prolifer with 7 kids in the home during the raid. All because the guy was preaching in front of a abortion clinic and got in a shoving match with a pro-murder scumbag who was verbally molesting his 12 year old son.

https://tinyurl.com/FBI-Raids-ProLifer

Vote harder!!
Posted by: Sharkman at September 24, 2022 12:03 PM (Gda1b)

Down rage.

Posted by: That NLurker guy at September 24, 2022 12:10 PM (eGTCV)

85 My daddy never gave me an aquarium. Of any size.
Posted by: 11B40 at September 24, 2022 12:05 PM (uuklp)


Ahhh.
Hence the 11B40 as opposed to some naval CPO thing.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 24, 2022 12:11 PM (anj39)

86 The whole idea behind the trans movement is that God made a mistake. God doesn’t make mistakes.
Posted by: Duke Lowell

I thought this was interesting. At first I was this guy, who looks like an atheist commie rat bastard, was going to be attacking the stupid Chrstians but he's not. This is an academic look at crucifixion and Jesus' death. You may want to skip part 3 if you're squeamish about what actually happens during a crucifixion.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BiQSvTFsw2g

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at September 24, 2022 12:12 PM (FVME7)

87 There's a line in Romans 1 about those who suppress the truth. (I can't remember the verse. )
I think a lot of lgbtq++++++ is about suppressing. People get canceled for speaking. Insane media support suppresses. Now even government and the justice system suppresses the truth.

Posted by: That NLurker guy at September 24, 2022 12:14 PM (eGTCV)

88 Federal Bureau of Invasion going after anyone against the Leftist government

Posted by: Skip at September 24, 2022 12:14 PM (xhxe8)

89 Monterey Bay is where you can see hundreds of sea otters floating around, holding hands, eating sea urchins and raising their pups.

I have to go there.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 24, 2022 12:15 PM (U2p+3)

90 Woohoo!
Tee time coming up.
Have a good one and you are going to remember this day for the rest of your lives. 9/24 !!!

Posted by: Diogenes at September 24, 2022 12:15 PM (anj39)

91 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 24, 2022 12:02 PM (uLr+K)

Amarillo has one, I think.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 24, 2022 12:16 PM (nC+QA)

92

Sea otters, many parts are edible!

Posted by: Zombie Euell Gibbons at September 24, 2022 12:17 PM (grm9A)

93 The whole idea behind the trans movement is that God made a mistake. God doesn’t make mistakes.
Posted by: Duke Lowell

I also think it's a modern version of the very old heresy of gnosticism in that it proclaims the body to be evil and inferior to the spirit.

Posted by: That NLurker guy at September 24, 2022 12:17 PM (eGTCV)

94 https://www.americanthinker.com/rep alexandria ocasiocortez claims capitalism is depressing birth rates

I would argue the amount of Trannies having children under their new gender in the country is 0

Posted by: Skip at September 24, 2022 12:18 PM (xhxe8)

95 If you are fortunate enough to go upon Monterey Bay on a boat, once you get out about 500 yards or so, look down. On a calm day, the visibility will be stunning, you can see to incredible depths, and behold, the bay is full of marine life of all types.
I saw a sunfish down about 100 ft or so. Those are enormous, prehistoric looking fish.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, w new lease on life at September 24, 2022 12:20 PM (jTmQV)

96 I want to go to Monterey to visit the old site of a movie theater on Lighthouse Avenue. It was called The Dream Theater. An old band called Majesty changed its name, inspired by that old theater.

Posted by: Cow Demon at September 24, 2022 12:20 PM (lyOZo)

97 For something interesting: The Russian Ministry of Finance and its central bank have agreed on a draft bill allowing bitcoin and cryptocurrency payments for international trade settlements, per a report from Russian news outlet Tass.

https://tinyurl.com/4affdyj8

Posted by: Kindltot at September 24, 2022 12:20 PM (xhaym)

98 More peace, love, and understanding.

Hillary Clinton Compares Trump To Hitler, Suggests His Fans Use Nazi Salute…

“I remember as a young student trying to figure out, how did people get basically drawn in by Hitler?” Clinton said. “How did that happen? And I’d watch newsreels, and I’d see this guy standing up there ranting and raving and people shouting and raising their arms. I thought what’s happened to these people, why do they believe that?"

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Hillzabub, do you remember Gibberish Joe's Total War speech from a couple weeks ago?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at September 24, 2022 12:20 PM (FVME7)

99 The gender issue is part of the Left's assault on Reality. They actually BELIEVE that perception is reality, and if they can program you to at least mimic their ideas... then the very idea of reality, of hard fact.... is moot as far as POLITICS are concerned.

It's like Calif banning both Internal Combustion Cars, and now going to ban Diesel Trucks, with NO VIABLE ALTERNATIVE IN THE WORKS, nor with any plan to create the electricity needed so they can go electric.

They have convinced enough people that Reality no longer is important.... just their worldview... and their politics.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 24, 2022 12:21 PM (oHd/0)

100 With the diabolical sexualization of children by leftist elites nowadays, I reckon we'll see Hollywood restore Roman Polanski to hero status.

Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at September 24, 2022 12:21 PM (d9Cw3)

101 The DOJ has indicted nearly 50 members of Minnesota's Somali community for stealing $250 MILLION worth of Covid relief meant for child nutrition

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I know math is frowned upon but if mine is rightly, that's $5 million a head.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at September 24, 2022 12:22 PM (FVME7)

102 How to be a female chemist? I would assume it works the same way as a male chemist. Why this almost frantic push for women everything?

Am an 'ette. I earned an MS back in the 70's. I had a female apartment mate who was an engineering major. A female computer grad student in the help room. A female professor of cell biology. A black professor who taught Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. Why the hysteria now about diversity?

Posted by: Lirio100 at September 24, 2022 12:24 PM (w/VHS)

103 Monterey has a great Aquarium too... well worth the price of admission.

Just understand... Monterey is not really 'beach' place... the water is COLLLLDDDD.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 24, 2022 12:24 PM (oHd/0)

104 I'm glad your Swiss visitors were able to visit one of our most beautiful states even though any long term stay would reveal its ugly side. My poor neighbor's daughter lives in Switzerland and they always tell her don't bother visiting them in Houston as besides seeing them, Houston and the area not the best vacation spot. Especially compared to how beautiful Switzerland is. They don't mind going to the daughter. ( Still they love Texas as staunch conservatives)

Posted by: polynikes at September 24, 2022 12:24 PM (NVQas)

105 With the diabolical sexualization of children by leftist elites nowadays, I reckon we'll see Hollywood restore Roman Polanski to hero status.
Posted by: Buck Throckmorton

New Jersey Department of Education threatens teachers with discipline if they refuse to teach children about anal sex.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at September 24, 2022 12:25 PM (FVME7)

106 It's not that "Children have a right to have sex whenever they want" because children shouldn't be having sex. It's that these vile creatures want to have sex with children whenever THEY want."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 24, 2022 12:25 PM (vH/6k)

107 87 There's a line in Romans 1 about those who suppress the truth. (I can't remember the verse. )
I think a lot of lgbtq++++++ is about suppressing. People get canceled for speaking. Insane media support suppresses. Now even government and the justice system suppresses the truth.
Posted by: That NLurker guy



Romans 1:18-32

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at September 24, 2022 12:25 PM (g/54t)

108 OH I just saw the tw@tt from the Spanish minister who likes to diddle teh kiddos.

A far cry from when Franco was in power. Ava Gardner got kicked out of his country for being a drunken slut.

Posted by: kallisto at September 24, 2022 12:27 PM (dCxaZ)

109 Even right of center Fail Caller is reporting that people do not think it is a good idea for Gov Desantis to ship migrants around "like luggage"
Posted by: Paul

How about like FedEx packages because I absolutely, positively want them to be there overnight?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at September 24, 2022 12:28 PM (FVME7)

110 Has Monterey gone the way of San Francisco and LA in homeless population?

Posted by: Skip at September 24, 2022 12:29 PM (xhxe8)

111 Even right of center Fail Caller is reporting that people do not think it is a good idea for Gov Desantis to ship migrants around "like luggage"
Posted by: Paul at September 24, 2022 12:22 PM (ebVrY)

No shit. Everybody here knows they should be shipped like sides of beef: chilled, and hung on hooks in boxcars.
/

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 24, 2022 12:29 PM (9OOfz)

112 81 "Hope you have something nice planned for this weekend."

Big hamfest tomorrow. The only question is: do I want to bathe and change into clean clothes first? I'll be agonizing over that today.

Posted by: Peel gp A Grape at September 24, 2022 12:09 PM (24fqN)


Based on my hamfest experiences, I'd say a shower and clean clothes will make you stand out from the crowd.

Posted by: a.moron at September 24, 2022 12:29 PM (F6Xpw)

113 Posted by: Paul at September 24, 2022 12:22 PM (ebVrY)

It's a good idea and needs to continue on a much, much larger scale. Abbott and DeSantis need to be a lot more direct though - these immigrants are meant to permanently shift power to the Democrat party, which is currently led by a moron who can't speak in complete sentences and takes orders from giant rabbits.

Posted by: Erik In Texas at September 24, 2022 12:31 PM (aGGj6)

114 81 "Hope you have something nice planned for this weekend."

Big hamfest tomorrow. The only question is: do I want to bathe and change into clean clothes first? I'll be agonizing over that today.

Posted by: Peel gp A Grape at September 24, 2022 12:09 PM (24fqN)

Based on my hamfest experiences, I'd say a shower and clean clothes will make you stand out from the crowd.
Posted by: a.moron at September 24, 2022 12:29 PM (F6Xpw)

Hamfest? Is Beserker's MIL coming to town?

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 24, 2022 12:32 PM (4I/2K)

115 If you can't even get the name of the site correct, Pauly, I'm not going to take your word on what anyone In Florida thinks of DeSantis. However, this guy at the "Daily Caller" think illegal migration is a big problem:

https://tinyurl.com/4tr9v3nn

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 24, 2022 12:33 PM (vH/6k)

116 I just saw the news about Jewells. This is very scary. On the brighter side, I have a friend with similar prognosis from 5 years ago and is doing great. Jewells, you'll definitely be in my prayers. Stay strong and faithful and continue to put your trust in the Lord. xoxo.

Posted by: LASue at September 24, 2022 12:34 PM (Ed8Zd)

117 It's not that "Children have a right to have sex whenever they want" because children shouldn't be having sex. It's that these vile creatures want to have sex with children whenever THEY want."
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 24, 2022 12:25 PM (vH/6k)

I'm not aware of children being charged with having sex with people older than them
Maybe I haven't been paying attention.

Posted by: That NLurker guy at September 24, 2022 12:34 PM (eGTCV)

118 Yes it would be best to except 2 million illegals into your welfare system quietly and let the Leftist sanctuary cities jump up and proclaim how great they are without doing anything to help.

Posted by: Skip at September 24, 2022 12:35 PM (xhxe8)

119 > Has Monterey gone the way of San Francisco and LA in homeless population?
____________

When I lived there you'd see a gaggle of homeless, shiftless, up to no good lowlifes milling around a walking/biking trail right outside the Naval Postgraduate School. That was a decade or more ago. No idea how bad it is now, but I'd wager it's not better.

Daughter still lives in the area and mentions the crime periodically. So, it's not "great."

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 24, 2022 12:35 PM (BFigT)

120 SF and LA subsidize the homeless, they get paid a monthly stipend. I'm not sure if Monterey does that. I would frankly be very surprised if they did, since there are very exclusive neighborhoods near (Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove).

Posted by: gourmand du jour, w new lease on life at September 24, 2022 12:35 PM (jTmQV)

121 when life gets you down, there's always ducky-puppy love:

https://tinyurl.com/53rrnrhs

Posted by: kallisto at September 24, 2022 12:37 PM (dCxaZ)

122 The game in progress:

The left starts multiple fires (gender bullzh*t; DOZENS of others), and then we run around furiously trying to stamp a few of them out.

Posted by: mnw at September 24, 2022 12:38 PM (NLIak)

123 Romans 1:18-32

18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
. . . .
24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at September 24, 2022 12:38 PM (FVME7)

124 I've been invited to join a mission trip to Africa. However, i have to pay for my airfare Monday and finances are very tight.

Posted by: That NLurker guy at September 24, 2022 12:39 PM (eGTCV)

125 the puppy-ducky tw@tt was the shot, here's the chaser:

https://tinyurl.com/2p939ksu

Posted by: kallisto at September 24, 2022 12:39 PM (dCxaZ)

126 "Who's the real President?" asks Glenn Reynolds of the NY Post,. "Joe Biden or the staffers who keep walking back his comments?" You know the answer, Glenn:

https://tinyurl.com/3wdjzzbp

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 24, 2022 12:44 PM (vH/6k)

127 Does the hamfest have a newsletter?

Posted by: Sandra Flook at September 24, 2022 12:46 PM (Xrfse)

128 Posted by: That NLurker guy at September 24, 2022 12:39 PM (eGTCV)

Perhaps consider giving it a pass this time. You have done good work in the past, but maybe because of the expense center your efforts on nearer pastures?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 24, 2022 12:47 PM (vH/6k)

129 I’m seeing on Twitter that someone used a drone to airdrop a large inflatable penis onto a soccer game. Which one of you Morons was it?

Posted by: Ian S. at September 24, 2022 12:49 PM (zm+d5)

130 Who's the real president? Some mixture of Valerie Jarrett, Obama, and George Soros, not necessarily in that order.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 24, 2022 12:49 PM (q3gwH)

131 I doubt if you paid my way to Africa I would go

Posted by: Skip at September 24, 2022 12:49 PM (xhxe8)

132 I’ll regret this, but what is hamfest?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 24, 2022 12:49 PM (u73oe)

133 I’m seeing on Twitter that someone used a drone to airdrop a large inflatable penis onto a soccer game.

Hah! They'll remember where they were on 9/24 when they saw that!

Posted by: Some German Politician at September 24, 2022 12:50 PM (Xrfse)

134 Monterey? 29 years ago. Sweet, cheap public campground in pines, hot showers, quiet, close to Laguna Seca racetrack. Watching squid Utes wheelie downtown, cops nabbing every one every time. Good times.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at September 24, 2022 12:51 PM (N1FR7)

135 I’ll regret this, but what is hamfest?

Electronics flea market/swap meet. “Ham” as in ham radio.

Posted by: Ian S. at September 24, 2022 12:51 PM (zm+d5)

136 Posted by: Some German Politician at September 24, 2022 12:50 PM (Xrfse)

It's almost 7pm in Deutschland, there's still time to spring the 9/24 sooprise!

Posted by: kallisto at September 24, 2022 12:52 PM (dCxaZ)

137 Posted by: Paul at September 24, 2022 12:22 PM (ebVrY)

English, much?

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy now with twice the crazy at September 24, 2022 12:52 PM (Zvtjl)

138 "Who's the real President?" asks Glenn Reynolds of the NY Post,. "Joe Biden or the staffers who keep walking back his comments?" You know the answer, Glenn:

Remember the times in the OT where the phrase "and there was no king in Israel" pops up?

Posted by: Methos at September 24, 2022 12:53 PM (kOpft)

139 133 I’ll regret this, but what is hamfest?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 24, 2022 12:49 PM (u73oe) [/]

Amateur (Ham) Radio swapmeet. Bunch of nerdy propeller heads buying and selling each others old junk radio equipment.

(Disclaimer: I'm a nerdy propeller head who likes to swap old junk radio equipment)

Posted by: a.moron at September 24, 2022 12:53 PM (F6Xpw)

140 One observation is that men seem to be more willing to talk about transgender issues with Chris even if they disagree, while young ideologically-invested women generally seek to shut him down.

Which goes back to the general stereotype of men vs women. Men typically base arguments on logic and reason whereas women are emotional.

As Melvin Udall said when explaining how he writes women so well: "I think of a man, and I take away reason and accountability."

That line basically describes every single "argument" by a liberal woman about pretty much every issue they support: socialism, abortion, "climate change", gender dysphoria, etc.

Think of the fact being argued now regarding a baby's heartbeat at 6 weeks. No reason or accountability for those pushing the lie that the baby does not have a heartbeat.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at September 24, 2022 12:54 PM (Do5/p)

141 NYC police jab mandate struck TF down!

https://tinyurl.com/ye26sbds

Posted by: kallisto at September 24, 2022 12:55 PM (dCxaZ)

142 "English, much?"

Even Kurt points and laughs at Paul.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 24, 2022 12:56 PM (uLr+K)

143 Monterey bay is beautiful this time of year. There is a two week window where you can put away your umbrella and take off your leather jacket to enjoy the sun. It is happening now.

Posted by: Drc at September 24, 2022 12:57 PM (azkaP)

144 I'm so vain,
I totally know this song is about me.

Posted by: Ned Beatty at September 24, 2022 12:57 PM (cDITE)

145 Kind of a weird coincidence. I often listen to old radio shows as I drift off. One was a Nero Wolfe episode (which, as far as I know, was original rather than being based on the books). The solution was that the suspect did it even though his fingerprints didn't match because if you use too much ink, the valleys appear to be ridges and the prints won't match because it creates a "negative" of the true printers. Sounded like BS to me. I just watched a true crime show in which a suspect was cleared because his palm print didn't match the bloody palm print from the scene. After five years they determined that he had done it but his palm was so drenched in blood it created a "negatLive" (and yes, they used the word) of his actual print.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at September 24, 2022 12:57 PM (FVME7)

146 It's a shame all these anti-jab rulings are coming down now, after the damage is done.

although the NYC police ruling requires the cops who were terminated to get their jobs back.

Posted by: kallisto at September 24, 2022 12:58 PM (dCxaZ)

147 > Have you been there? Thinking about going?

I went to the aquarium a while back. Impressive Jelly exhibit. Overall, a wonderful aquarium.

Posted by: ArthurK at September 24, 2022 12:58 PM (/P8Pv)

148 I share this opinion in regards the mermaid thing


https://tinyurl.com/38b6kk9d

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at September 24, 2022 12:58 PM (TqEer)

149 Amateur (Ham) Radio swapmeet.

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Not nearly as good as I had envisioned and entasted.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at September 24, 2022 01:00 PM (FVME7)

150 Is Raimondo under the weather? Apparently his roommate is filling in

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at September 24, 2022 01:02 PM (TqEer)

151 I know people are sick of this issue, but:

Please keep this issue in focus on this blog, KT. It is one of the most important of our time. All anyone has to do is think back to the progress the radical homosexual activists made from 2002 to just 10 years later. Lawrence v Texas decision started us down the slippery slope, just as Justice Antonin Scalia warned.

It went from "just want to be treated equal and left alone" to "just want to get married" to celebrating "Pride" to shoving "Pride" into every institution and corporation in the world to "just want "transgenders" to be treated fairly" to including every "gender" in policies across governments and corporations and institutions as "protected" classes of people to redefining the English language with "gender pronouns" to declaring anyone who does not 100% agree with "transgenders" as "bigots" deserving cancellation from society to now sexualizing and sexually castrating children.

The first part pushed through within about 2002 to 2012. The latter part over the past 10 years. And now they are working to normalize pedophilia over the next 5-10 years. This is scary shit.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at September 24, 2022 01:04 PM (Do5/p)

152 It's a shame all these anti-jab rulings are coming down now, after the damage is done.

Yep.

Posted by: Some German Politician at September 24, 2022 01:06 PM (Xrfse)

153 The 9/24 crisis is over. The pony has arrived. Have a good weekend, comrades.

Posted by: Some German Politician at September 24, 2022 01:07 PM (Xrfse)

154 "English, much?"

Even Kurt points and laughs at Paul.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 24, 2022 12:56 PM (uLr+K)

Thought I was having hallucinations. Or been transported to an alternate REAL moron universe. Not the good kind.

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy now with twice the crazy at September 24, 2022 01:08 PM (Zvtjl)

155 California used to be an great place in the 80s - 90s haven't been back since they started wrecking the place. fun facts....Beverly Hills, Brentwood used to smell like orange blossoms at night...San Francisco trolleys are really fast, like crazy roller-coaster fast if the conductor takes off the brake.

Posted by: computerguydave at September 24, 2022 01:08 PM (9dmN3)

156 Hamfest? We will be there to stage a protest.

Posted by: PETA/Vegan Coalition at September 24, 2022 01:08 PM (FocqQ)

157 You know I pictured Hamfest with pulled pork, ribs, bacon, shaved ham off the bone

Posted by: Skip at September 24, 2022 01:09 PM (xhxe8)

158 The pony has arrived.
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Is this a new code phrase?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 24, 2022 01:11 PM (TIW4Q)

159 Let's refer to them as Genitalia LARPers.
Posted by: Muldoon


Shemale minstrels.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 24, 2022 01:11 PM (IyrhE)

160 It's a shame all these anti-jab rulings are coming down now, after the damage is done.

although the NYC police ruling requires the cops who were terminated to get their jobs back.
Posted by: kallisto


I want a reckoning. There needs to be a Truth & Punishment accord, a Nuremburg 2.0. A lot of people have been destroyed by that nonsense.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 24, 2022 01:12 PM (IyrhE)

161 You know I pictured Hamfest with pulled pork, ribs, bacon, shaved ham off the bone
Posted by: Skip
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It is an event where a batch of stuff is moved from one person's garage/basement/shack to another person's garage/basement/shack.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 24, 2022 01:13 PM (TIW4Q)

162 Posted by: Clyde Shelton at September 24, 2022 12:54 PM (Do5/p)

And sadly, when a tactic works, often the other side then uses that same tactic.

A lot of Males (I won't call them Men) now argue in that same way.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 24, 2022 01:14 PM (oHd/0)

163 Well, have a good day Horde, I've got to go buy a Mop so I can clean off my solar panels... /facepalm

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 24, 2022 01:14 PM (oHd/0)

164 Is this a new code phrase?

The ham has a long mustache.

Posted by: Some German Politician at September 24, 2022 01:17 PM (Xrfse)

165 I'd be leery of taking advice from a guy with neck and face tats.

Posted by: Ned Beatty at September 24, 2022 01:19 PM (cDITE)

166 The ham is against the wall.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 24, 2022 01:20 PM (u73oe)

167 Romeo13, of all the people here don'already own a M1-A1 swab , one each?

Posted by: Eromero at September 24, 2022 01:21 PM (/RDPd)

168 The guy with the tats spent a fair amount of time telling us the ways he doesn't care about "The Little Mermaid."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 24, 2022 01:21 PM (vH/6k)

169 Hamfests were a bigger thing before ebay.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 24, 2022 01:21 PM (63Dwl)

170 Alright, give me a Hamm on five, hold the Mayo.

Posted by: Captain Oveur at September 24, 2022 01:21 PM (4I/2K)

171
I'd like to be
On mac and cheese
I'm an octopus
Made of
A weenie

Posted by: an octopus made of a weenie at September 24, 2022 01:22 PM (sn5EN)

172 Not sure what the thing is with "before it's too late".

Monterrey doesn't seem to have changed all that much. Ditto for many of the best places in the state to visit. Central coast. Desert. Tahoe area, gold county (which is also wine country now), Mendocino coast. San Diego, even Orange County.

Depends on your interests and druthers, but still plenty of great stuff to see and do. No collapse in sight. Just as with America as a whole, inertia. There's an enormous amount of ruin left in a country that until recently was allowed to run more/less properly.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 24, 2022 01:26 PM (OTzUX)

173 Which one of you Morons was it?
Posted by: Ian S. at September 24, 2022 12:49 PM

Cut or uncut?

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at September 24, 2022 01:27 PM (M9XmQ)

174 What's sad is that most of the rank and file gays really didn't want the schizophrenic, post-whatever dystopia that's shaping up. Like the blacks before them, they have put themselves on the path to ruin by letting professional social agitators steer the ship.

Posted by: CppThis at September 24, 2022 01:32 PM (UewuT)

175 GARDEN NOOD IS BLOOMING

Posted by: Skip nood advisor at September 24, 2022 01:32 PM (xhxe8)

176 I'm very grateful that I don't have tastebuds in my asshole.

Posted by: No Shirt Shylock at September 24, 2022 01:33 PM (cDITE)

177 One observation is that men seem to be more willing to talk about transgender issues with Chris even if they disagree, while young ideologically-invested women generally seek to shut him down.

Billboard Chris just posted this video clip:

It's so sad but this whole sequence of events is what I run into all the time. Young men are willing to engage, even when they disagree, and the young women just want to stop all speech entirely.

I've spent three days at Brown. One woman supported me. One. She was Catholic.


https://bit.ly/3fhADKu

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at September 24, 2022 01:36 PM (Do5/p)

178
I'd like to be
On mac and cheese
I'm an octopus
Made of
A weenie
Posted by: an octopus made of a weenie


If you consider that picture to be of the ubiquitous "serving suggestion" variety often found on packaging back in the day, then ideas just FLOID into your head on what you'll serve at your M2F "transition soiree"!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at September 24, 2022 01:37 PM (pNxlR)

179 I'm in New York. That's quite close enough to California for me.

Posted by: irongrampa at September 24, 2022 01:38 PM (KATBx)

180
I’ll regret this, but what is hamfest?


Not to be confused with a hamplanetfest, which is a gathering of your Staces, Big Mikes, Lizzos and their ilk.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at September 24, 2022 01:40 PM (pNxlR)

181 My only trip to California was late 1990s, nice but no desire to see it again.

Posted by: Skip at September 24, 2022 01:45 PM (xhxe8)

182 Another massive FBI home invasion, this time against a prolifer with 7 kids in the home during the raid. All because the guy was preaching in front of a abortion clinic and got in a shoving match with a pro-murder scumbag who was verbally molesting his 12 year old son.

https://tinyurl.com/FBI-Raids-ProLifer

Vote harder!!
Posted by: Sharkman at September 24, 2022 12:03
----------------
Truly disgusting. These swat agents were pigs.

The incident happened over a year ago and had been thrown out by a District Court in Philly. Yet Garland's DOJ picked it up now. Guess too many pro-lifers in PA.

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 24, 2022 01:45 PM (ju2Fy)

183 What's sad is that most of the rank and file gays...

**

Tough luck.

If, at any point, you identified or expected something special solely because you liked advertising your sexual preferences and wanted everyone else to appreciate where you liked to shove your genitalia too, you are part of it. You are why we're here.

If you didn't make a big deal about being gay or about demanding rights, then fine. Speak up now.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 24, 2022 01:47 PM (LWX89)

184 Posted by: olddog in mo at September 24, 2022 01:45 PM (ju2Fy)

Interesting that they're going out of their way to prove the whistleblower right.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 24, 2022 01:48 PM (nC+QA)

185 The best part of coming here is the 14% hotel tax.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 24, 2022 01:51 PM (EZebt)

186 Interesting that they're going out of their way to prove the whistleblower right.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 24, 2022 01:48 PM (nC+QA)

—————

We know the whistleblower is right. They know we know. They don’t care.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 24, 2022 01:53 PM (u73oe)

187 Not interested in the transitioners and others connected to the issue with the exception of the kids involved.

Every fucking ONE of them is guilty of child abuse. Whatever happened to "first do no harm"?

I intend to refrain from further comment on this.

Posted by: irongrampa at September 24, 2022 01:54 PM (KATBx)

188 We know the whistleblower is right. They know we know. They don’t care.

Accountability is a river in Egypt.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at September 24, 2022 01:56 PM (Xrfse)

189
What's sad is that most of the rank and file gays...

Ham and eggays?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 24, 2022 02:06 PM (63Dwl)

190 Ham and eggays?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 24, 2022 02:06 PM (63Dwl)

—————

Golf clap

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 24, 2022 02:07 PM (u73oe)

191 Artemis going back to the barn for hurricane preparedness.

And probably to work on valves, seals, and FTS battery replacement.

Posted by: Fox2! at September 24, 2022 02:12 PM (qyH+l)

192 Kansas is putting the hurt on Duke. Son is at the game. He’s finally getting the college experience after two years of covid bullshit.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 24, 2022 02:13 PM (u73oe)

193 Good news, everyone!

BIDEN: "In 41 states plus D.C., the average gasoline price is less than $2.99."

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at September 24, 2022 02:22 PM (FVME7)

194 My college experience had almost nothing to do with college.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 24, 2022 02:22 PM (EZebt)

195 As said read the national oil reserves are at lowest in a long time.

Posted by: Skip at September 24, 2022 02:23 PM (xhxe8)

196 Silver Tongue Biden does it again!

Biden with his arm around Elton John: "It's all his fault we are spending $6 billion in taxpayer dollars on HIV and AIDS this month"

-
You better get back, Honkey Cat!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at September 24, 2022 02:25 PM (FVME7)

197 Gov Desantis a good idea for Gov Desantis reporting think it is a good idea for Gov Desantis reporting that people do not think it is around "like luggage"

Even right of center Fail Caller is around "like luggage"

Even right of center is reporting think it is a good idea for Gov Desants around "like luggage"

Even right of center Fail Caller Fail Caller is reporting that people do not think it is to ship migrantis reporting that people do not that people do not think it is reporting that peopl
Posted by: Paul at September 24, 2022 12:22 PM (ebVrY)


Uh..

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at September 24, 2022 02:27 PM (yQpMk)

198 Where Not To Park, 101

https://bit.ly/3UCYRPh

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at September 24, 2022 02:29 PM (FVME7)

199 "Where Not To Park, 101"
The lady is lucky to have survived.
Soon, she will own a large piece of Colorado.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, w new lease on life at September 24, 2022 02:38 PM (jTmQV)

200 Who the heck parks on RR tracks? Geez.

Posted by: Infidel at September 24, 2022 02:44 PM (6/K6X)

201 Traffic lights in SF have been hacked and traffic is chaos

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 24, 2022 02:45 PM (EZebt)

202 Hole E Fk that could have been a tragedy

Posted by: Skip at September 24, 2022 02:53 PM (xhxe8)

203 201 Traffic lights in SF have been hacked and traffic is chaos
Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 24, 2022 02:45 PM (EZebt)

Wow... right out of a bad movie script.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 24, 2022 03:01 PM (oHd/0)

204 Even right of center Fail Caller Fail Caller is reporting that people do not think it is to ship migrantis reporting that people do not that people do not think it is reporting that peopl
Posted by: Paul at September 24, 2022 12:22 PM (ebVrY)

Uh..
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at September 24, 2022 02:27 PM (yQpMk)

Now just point out that the DeSatan did this with 50 people... the Feds do this with THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE EVERY DAMN DAY.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 24, 2022 03:02 PM (oHd/0)

205 Traffic lights in SF have been hacked and traffic is chaos
Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 24, 2022 02:45 PM (EZebt)

——————

A good person wouldn’t laugh at this. I am not a good person.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 24, 2022 03:03 PM (u73oe)

206 196 Silver Tongue Biden does it again!

Biden with his arm around Elton John: "It's all his fault we are spending $6 billion in taxpayer dollars on HIV and AIDS this month"

-
You better get back, Honkey Cat!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at September 24, 2022 02:25 PM (FVME7)

Well... Saturday Night? All right for fighting, get a little action in...

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 24, 2022 03:03 PM (oHd/0)

207 205 Traffic lights in SF have been hacked and traffic is chaos
Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 24, 2022 02:45 PM (EZebt)

——————

A good person wouldn’t laugh at this. I am not a good person.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 24, 2022 03:03 PM (u73oe)

/Fistbump.... I no longer want people to question if I'm an asshole, I want them to be 100% SURE!

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 24, 2022 03:04 PM (oHd/0)

208 Adding to the chaos, that is hilarious

Posted by: Skip at September 24, 2022 03:20 PM (xhxe8)

209 Good. SF, which colonized my old hometown Denver, deserves whatever bad things happen to it, as does its colony in Colorado.

I wish nothing but a litany curses for these citadels of Communism. I hope someone hacks their water treatment plants, power stations, and hospital systems, next.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 24, 2022 03:21 PM (oINRc)

210 I am my closest companion.

Posted by: www.Profit97.Com at September 24, 2022 03:27 PM (Zo3T7)

211 Well pet thread is up so probably end of this one

Posted by: Skip at September 24, 2022 03:29 PM (xhxe8)

212 Forget it Sarah, you're willowed

Posted by: Skip at September 24, 2022 03:29 PM (xhxe8)

213
Uh..
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at September 24, 2022 02:27 PM (yQpMk)

Someone is glitching, G'rump928. Or some bot.

Posted by: Moki at September 24, 2022 03:33 PM (JrN/x)

214 Pursuing the clip on, zealot, Sra. Montero it appears the clip of her advocating sex between minors has been edited or presented distorted.

Sra. Montero was refering to 16 and 17 year old minor adults. However, she was advocating full abortion and she skirted the gender transition portion of the presentation.

It seems the only post modern sexual activity she wasn't advocating was pre-adolescent sex.

https://bit.ly/3SuHMoX

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at September 24, 2022 04:44 PM (AX9n3)

215

Any of you homos touch my stuff, I'll kill ya...

Posted by: Francis at September 24, 2022 04:47 PM (TvEfL)

216 205 Traffic lights in SF have been hacked and traffic is chaos
Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 24, 2022 02:45 PM (EZebt)
================
more than usual?

Posted by: Huck Follywood at September 24, 2022 04:47 PM (v6nha)

217 when my daughter was in college, south of SF, we would sometimes take her to Big Sur for mental health breaks. I gotta say, California is absolutely beautiful.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at September 24, 2022 04:49 PM (v6nha)

218 If Joe Mannix is around, I loved the podcast appearance. One thing of which I'll remind you, on the economy, is the Fed is dealing with contrasting strong forces: the Biden fiscal stimulus, the hangover of QE and it's unwinding (scheduled to be underway now, but I bet they wait until the election), the covid economic shutdown and the unprecedented drop in productivity (as Americans refuse to return to work), and the confusing tax/regulatory noise coming from Washington.

We had a huge wave of inflation but the Biden recession is leading to massive demand destruction (just look at commodity prices) as you pointed out on the podcast, and people are becoming poorer. Americans are becoming poorer, hungrier and (with winter coming), colder. Our economy is being racked by powerful, contrasting forces and is going to be whipsawed.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at September 24, 2022 04:57 PM (v6nha)

219 The best thing she has to support her argument is that a reporter has used twitter to edit her speech and Twitter has had to apologize publicly.

She's still a nut. But exemplary of how crazy Spain is to put her in a position of responsibility but how are they different from the rest of western un-civilization?

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at September 24, 2022 05:04 PM (AX9n3)

220 More Spanish insanity: The Council of Tarrasa launches a “Drag and Transvestism” workshop for children age 6.
Paid with tax payers money.

https://bit.ly/3dANneQ

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at September 24, 2022 05:40 PM (AX9n3)

221 A little town near Monterey called Moss Landing has Kayak rentals and a sweet little nature preserve called the Elkhorn Slough. I highly recommend that adventure to go along with any Monterey trip.

Posted by: fisht at September 24, 2022 09:08 PM (ZRarh)

222 Dont bother with any food at the Monterey Wharf except Fisherman's Grotto.

Posted by: fisht at September 24, 2022 09:16 PM (ZRarh)

223 Monterey Wharf has a traditional clam chowder day, each place serves free chowder samples outside the door and everyone votes the best. Monterey is a beautiful place to visit and the aquarium is world class.

We visited with our young daughter and a group of 50 kids was on the deck overlooking the bay, watching the sea otters cavort. They are cute as hell and fun to watch, the kids oohhhing and aahhhing on cue. Then an otter comes up with a crab. Relaxes on his back and starts ravenously eating, tearing the crab apart limb from limb, the crab fighting back ineffectually. All the kids wailed in unison, it was priceless. Have some education kids.

Posted by: Jacques Endabocks at September 25, 2022 12:31 AM (JcnFx)

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