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THE MORNING RANT - Pepsi About to Receive First Tesla Semis (Subsidized at $40k Per Unit By US Taxpayers); Severe Head Injury to High School Girl Spiked By “Trans” Volleyball Player

Tesla Semi Pepsi.JPG

Tesla’s first electric Semi truck is scheduled for delivery in less than a month. Elon Musk is claiming that this truck will have a range of 500 miles, so it will be interesting to see if real world range holds up, considering that the claimed range of electric Ford and Chevrolet pickup trucks evaporates when actually towing.

Musk says Pepsi to receive Tesla's first Semi trucks in December [Reuters]

Tesla Inc is starting Semi electric commercial truck production and PepsiCo Inc will get the first deliveries on Dec. 1, the electric vehicle maker's chief Elon Musk tweeted on Thursday.

Back in 2017, PepsiCo reserved 100 of Tesla's semi electric trucks as it sought to reduce fuel costs and fleet emissions.

Well if Tesla is willing to use its capital for research and development, and if Pepsi is willing to put up its money to get the product launched, then the marketplace can sort out whether there is a functional use for this product, and if the technology is ready.

If only…

The truck is expected to cost $180,000, although it would qualify for a tax break of up to $40,000 under a U.S. subsidy program approved by the Senate.

Our government’s reckless spending has created the runaway inflation that is destroying family budgets and making the basic necessities of life unaffordable for millions of Americans.

So aren’t you glad to know that you as a taxpayer are subsidizing over 20% of the cost of this green PR-stunt for Elon Musk? As you vote tomorrow, remember that our current Senate believes that taking money from your wallet to subsidize Tesla and Pepsi is a better use of your income than leaving that money in your wallet for you to spend.

*****

Teenage Boys Harming Teenage Girls Is OK When It’s Done in the Name of Transgenderism

Volleyball Girl Trans Injury.JPG

Do you support the idea of a physically mature male slamming a volleyball into a teenage girl’s face at 70-mph?

[Content warning – a video is embedded in The Blaze story linked below.]

High Scool girls' volleyball player suffers severe head, neck injuries after trans opponent spikes her in the face with the ball

A girls' high school volleyball player in North Carolina recently suffered severe injuries to her head and neck after a trans opponent spiked a ball into her face.

Early last month, Hiwassee Dam High School competed against Highlands High School in a girls' volleyball tournament. During the game, an unnamed biological male playing for Highlands spiked a ball over the net and hit an unnamed Hiwassee Dam player directly in the face.

The girl is still said to be experiencing long-term concussion symptoms, such as vision problems, and has not been cleared to return to play either by a physician or a neurologist.

A great many feminists, along with much of the American left, are OK with this. And let’s face it, polite Republicans who fear being called “transphobic” are also complicit if they won’t speak in opposition to men invading women’s sports (and women’s dressing rooms.)

Because there is clearly an absence of leadership in North Carolina to protect its schoolgirls, the local school board has chosen to take action by itself to protect its girls. It has pre-emptively forfeited future matches against the school that allows a “trans” biological male to injure opposing girls on the volleyball court.

As a result of her injury, the Cherokee County Board of Education voted 5-1 to cancel all future volleyball games against Highlands High School, citing a "safety issue."

Cherokee board member Joe Wood said that "a coach of 40 years said they’d never seen a hit like this. That was really what sealed the decision, at least on my part."

Fellow board member Jeff Tatham added that the ball had allegedly been traveling at 70 mph when it struck the girl's face. "I don’t know if that’s faster than normal, but it seemed like it was coming off very fast, abnormally, especially fast," Tatham said. "It not only hit her in the face, then the ball came off of her face with enough force to then go back through the net."

Allowing men to physically abuse women in the name of “compassion” for transgenderism is a cultural sickness that must be stopped.

*****

Songs of the Season

Tomorrow is election day, and the left is making the bizarre argument that “democracy is in danger” if we the people dare to democratically vote the current government out of power.

Willie Nelson may be an idealistic lefty, but he is prescribing the exact electoral medicine that this country needs tomorrow: ”Vote ‘em Out.”

If you don't like who's in there, vote 'em out
That's what Election Day is all about
The biggest gun we've got
Is called "the ballot box"
So if you don't like who's in there, vote 'em out

Vote 'em out (vote 'em out)
Vote 'em out (vote 'em out)
And when they're gone, we'll sing and dance and shout
Bring some new ones in
And we'll start that show again
And if you don't like who's in there, vote 'em out

If it's a bunch of clowns you voted in
Election Day is comin' 'round again
If you don't like it now
If it's more than you'll allow
If you don't like who's in there, vote 'em out

Vote 'em out (vote 'em out)
Vote 'em out (vote 'em out)
And when they're gone, we'll sing and dance and shout
Bring some new ones in
And we'll start the show again
And if you don't like who's in there, vote 'em out

Wishing you a joyous Election Day!

(buck.throckmorton at protonmail dot com)

Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at 11:00 AM




Comments

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1 Sponge!

Posted by: TJM's phone at November 06, 2022 08:07 PM (LvTSG)

2 Zeroth?

Posted by: Eric in Atlanta at November 07, 2022 08:55 AM (xfP4L)

3 Hopefully, the painting from the morning art thread will be updated with a Trump/DeSantis cleaning out the Swamp in 2024.

Posted by: Sasquatch, the Original Trans-Wookie at November 07, 2022 11:03 AM (xxG/v)

4 not sponge

Posted by: SturmToddler at November 07, 2022 11:03 AM (Mkvkw)

5 Time travel!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, drinking whiskey and getting into fights with Sam Peckinpah at November 07, 2022 11:03 AM (LvTSG)

6 The damage done to this country -- and especially to its young women -- in the name of "transgender rights" is beyond horrifying. We will be held to account for it sooner or later.

Posted by: Francis W. Porretto at November 07, 2022 11:03 AM (z/nZY)

7 it would qualify for a tax break of up to $40,000 under a U.S. subsidy program approved by the Senate

..

We're also going to have to raise our consumer prices.

Tee hee!

Posted by: Pepsi at November 07, 2022 11:04 AM (lB41R)

8 What do you want to bet the girl that was badly injured by the trans player had rainbow triangles all over her TikTok page?

It's white women that support this, it's hard for me to get too upset at women's sports being destroyed.

Posted by: Hylian at November 07, 2022 11:04 AM (dpIbY)

9 It's a time warp
put wrinkles on your skin

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at November 07, 2022 11:05 AM (46KNC)

10 8 What do you want to bet the girl that was badly injured by the trans player had rainbow triangles all over her TikTok page?

It's white women that support this, it's hard for me to get too upset at women's sports being destroyed.
Posted by: Hylian at November 07, 2022 11:04 AM (dpIbY)

=========

I will care about the plight of female athletes when I get some demonstrations by women to re-segregate Augusta National as a male-only venue.

Until then...meh.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, drinking whiskey and getting into fights with Sam Peckinpah at November 07, 2022 11:05 AM (LvTSG)

11 Well, that not the sort of ball play I'm into!

Posted by: Barack Obama at November 07, 2022 11:05 AM (ESjRY)

12 Not Sponge!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 07, 2022 11:05 AM (tTAGJ)

13 The damage done to this country -- and especially to its young women -- in the name of "transgender rights" is beyond horrifying. We will be held to account for it sooner or later.
Posted by: Francis W. Porretto

And I thought Thalidomide was bad!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 07, 2022 11:06 AM (FVME7)

14 I strongly suspect the electric semi will be useless for long haul. And possibly explosive. But we'll see.

Men cannot become women. The best they can do is become mutilated wannabes.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at November 07, 2022 11:06 AM (V6f9+)

15 That Tesla truck will only get a 500 mile range once they install the sails on the sides, solar panels on the top of the cargo, and a downhill run from Pike's Peak.

Posted by: Barney from PBS at November 07, 2022 11:06 AM (2waQ7)

16 Time travel!
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, drinking whiskey and getting into fights with Sam Peckinpah at November 07, 2022 11:03 AM


Let's do the Time Warp again......

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 07, 2022 11:06 AM (tTAGJ)

17 Back in 2017, PepsiCo reserved 100 of Tesla's semi electric trucks as it sought to reduce fuel costs and fleet emissions.

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The fuel costs will be shifted to other, higher costs -- and the fleet emissions will be shifted to other locales -- but yeah, who doesn't love feral government subsidies?

Posted by: ShainS -- The Humiliation is Part of the Kink at November 07, 2022 11:06 AM (AgSNr)

18 Communist coups are such fun.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at November 07, 2022 11:06 AM (G/v5P)

19 PepsiCo, One of the nation's largest blood sucking rent seekers.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at November 07, 2022 11:06 AM (46KNC)

20 I beverage hauler is perhaps a sensible place for an electric truck to operate. It's an equivalent to the "city commuter car" kind of concept - stable routes, known terrain, known total distance, etc. - and it might work. Drinks are *heavy,* though, so getting major range might be optimistic. Time will tell.

Cut out the subsidies, though. If the use case makes sense, it doesn't need a subsidy. If the use case doesn't make sense, no amount of subsidy money will change that.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 07, 2022 11:06 AM (DU+/6)

21 What do you want to bet the girl that was badly injured by the trans player had rainbow triangles all over her TikTok page?

It's white women that support this, it's hard for me to get too upset at women's sports being destroyed.

Posted by: Hylian at November 07, 2022 11:04 AM (dpIbY)

Don't care. Being steeped in indoctrination does not warrant her injuries. IMO.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at November 07, 2022 11:07 AM (yHsuS)

22 will have a range of 500 miles

Yeah, in Nebraska with a tailwind and loaded with chicken feathers. Musk is a liar.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at November 07, 2022 11:07 AM (pb6ET)

23 honestly, i'm ok with the tesla pepsi truck. i mean, it's not like our money actually means anything at this point. And there's actually something tangible for the money congress is giving away, rather than what they were doing for the 2 years of covid and all the over give aways...

Posted by: SturmToddler at November 07, 2022 11:07 AM (Mkvkw)

24 The whole trans thing is such a feminist self own it is almost comical.

It would be as if the NAACP types embraced white people in black face as black people.

I know Talcum X is out there, but somehow he got a singular pass unlike see Dolzeal.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 07, 2022 11:07 AM (ESjRY)

25 500 miles, with trailer loaded?
Pepsi products weight out, not cube.. so they will be LOADED.

Also, 180K is a substantial cost for a Truck that isn't built up for overnights. And 500-mi won't get nationwide trips done.
Ours are 80K, Peterbilt, fantastic units, no sleepers but Detroit diesels and reliable.

Posted by: Inogame, non alius regit at November 07, 2022 11:07 AM (53oGX)

26 No way am I looking at that video.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at November 07, 2022 11:07 AM (906pl)

27 I do still like Pizza Hut....even if it isn't as good as it used to be.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at November 07, 2022 11:08 AM (V6f9+)

28 "East bound and down
Waiting for a recharge
We're not gonna get this delivery done"

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at November 07, 2022 11:08 AM (lz5hY)

29 Knew a softball coach who's rule was no lesbians on the team. I can understand his reasoning.
But...
I once had one on my team. Made it very clear no messing with the teammates and she was good with that. She was a catcher. A good one and damn could she pick off a steal. Awesome arm.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 07, 2022 11:08 AM (anj39)

30 EV rigs burn for #twoweeks

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at November 07, 2022 11:08 AM (DTZDT)

31 There needs to be organized protests in front of every school in the region that DID NOT CANCEL participation in girls volleball with the school that allowed the big tranny to play with the girls.

Without this action, it will only continue.

And all the girls on that team the tranny was admitted into, they should quit in protest.

Resistance is hard, but without resistance, the battle is lost, and the consequences are shit.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at November 07, 2022 11:08 AM (4ZE6o)

32 If the truck gets even 200 miles towing a full load I'll eat my shoe.

Also you're not going to be doing many pick-drop-picks with a tractor trailer that needs to be charged for several hours to get any effective range.

This is all so very stupid.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at November 07, 2022 11:08 AM (vx0T+)

33 As a result of her injury, the Cherokee County Board of Education voted 5-1 to cancel all future volleyball games against Highlands High School, citing a "safety issue."

this is the correct approach, since everything is about "safety' anymore.

I predict this incident will be the bloody shirt that the suburban wine moms of America will wave

Posted by: kallisto at November 07, 2022 11:08 AM (dCxaZ)

34 Morning.

Dear sweet merciful Odin I can't wait for the election to be over.

Posted by: Robert at November 07, 2022 11:08 AM (sB1rp)

35 Allowing men to physically abuse women in the name of “compassion” for transgenderism is a cultural sickness that must be stopped."

and if that means shutting down all women's sports completely and just going back to the pre-WW2 status quo, well too bad. Good bye Title IX, you did this to yourselves, Feminists.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 07, 2022 11:08 AM (trdmm)

36 Wonder how much the batteries weigh and how much it can haul for those 500 miles, not to mention how long to recharge.

Posted by: Javems at November 07, 2022 11:09 AM (AmoqO)

37 I want to see he girl's and her parent's social media pages before I feel sorry for anyone.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at November 07, 2022 11:09 AM (BdMk6)

38 On topic.

Cordless Tesla (I Drive 1800 miles without charging)

https://youtu.be/hHhf223jGIE

You'll never guess this one weird trick.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at November 07, 2022 11:09 AM (yHsuS)

39 wonder if Pepsi makes burning lithium even more toxic?


I suspect we will soon learn the answer.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 07, 2022 11:09 AM (Zfz/V)

40 1) 500 miles range is bullcrap, there's no chance.
2) These things weigh way more than normal semis and are dangerous on roads and bridges
3) Even if they managed 500 mile ranges, that's not nearly enough for long haul trucking.
4) good luck paying for the new batteries in 8-10 years.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 07, 2022 11:09 AM (Ivdso)

41 The truck is expected to cost $180,000, although it would qualify for a tax break of up to $40,000 under a U.S. subsidy program approved by the Senate.

Not saying whether that battery truck will perform or not; that cab and chassis is, I speculate, a competitive price.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at November 07, 2022 11:09 AM (46KNC)

42 The whole trans thing is such a feminist self own it is almost comical.

It would be as if the NAACP types embraced white people in black face as black people.

I know Talcum X is out there, but somehow he got a singular pass unlike see Dolzeal.


"Men are the best women" is the outcome of feminism that nobody had on their card. Zombie Betty Friedan must be pissed.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 07, 2022 11:10 AM (ZGrMX)

43 29 Knew a softball coach who's rule was no lesbians on the team. I can understand his reasoning.
But...
I once had one on my team. Made it very clear no messing with the teammates and she was good with that. She was a catcher. A good one and damn could she pick off a steal. Awesome arm.
Posted by: Diogenes at November 07, 2022 11:08 AM (anj39)

I had a couple lesbians too.
Mixed results.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at November 07, 2022 11:10 AM (V6f9+)

44 i feel bad for the volleyball player. and bravo to the school board for can-exing the rest of the games against that school. but i wonder if it'll matter to the larger state, Cherokee and highlands are up in the mountains and not sure that will filter down to charlotte and raleigh...

Posted by: SturmToddler at November 07, 2022 11:10 AM (Mkvkw)

45 What do you want to bet the girl that was badly injured by the trans player had rainbow triangles all over her TikTok page?


Viewed objectively, in most areas it is more danger for an individual woman to stand up against trannies then it is to have them steal your scholarship.

And if you try to organize to stop them the full weight of the government will be used against you.

So for now in some ways more tranny stupidity is the best thing - make people see it is more dangerous to let the status quo continue then to fight it.

If there was an opposition party the tranny rapist in VA that got Youngkin elected would be one of the constant things the GOP would have been talking about since then...

Posted by: 18-1 at November 07, 2022 11:10 AM (ESjRY)

46 Do you support the idea of a physically mature male slamming a volleyball into a teenage girl’s face at 70-mph?
++++
No, I don't. The schools do, however, and so do the athletes.

This is a battle, I think, that the women are going to have win themselves. They have recourse: strike. Don't play. "If you want to put me up against (or play on the same team as) a tranny, we won't play. These games won't happen. We stay on that bench until you fix this."

That would probably end this in about six months as athletic programs continues bleeding revenue and achieving nothing and their communities and player families get furious about it. Or the athletic programs die, another scalp collected by the trans movement. But this is a fight they have to fight themselves. Yes, I will be careful with things like school board elections, but the athletes themselves are the ultimate in grass-roots activism in this case.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 07, 2022 11:10 AM (DU+/6)

47 We're naming our new E-Semi the "Prairie Schooner"

Posted by: Tesla at November 07, 2022 11:10 AM (MTcmR)

48 I beverage hauler is perhaps a sensible place for an electric truck to operate. It's an equivalent to the "city commuter car" kind of concept - stable routes, known terrain, known total distance, etc. - and it might work. Drinks are *heavy,* though, so getting major range might be optimistic. Time will tell.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 07, 2022 11:06 AM (DU+/6)


I'd be willing to bet that, having run that route, it'll take a while to recharge... and it'll stress the grid while it's doing it.

I saw a story the other day that the Cali AG was investigating ExxonMobile for telling people that plastics could be recycled back in the day.

20 years from now they'll be investigating Tesla for saying that you could have EVs.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at November 07, 2022 11:11 AM (GYIa4)

49 The 9th circuit just ruled that men can't compete in women's beauty pageants, even if Hamilton had an all black cast.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, waxing philosilical at November 07, 2022 11:11 AM (jTmQV)

50 Also, 180K is a substantial cost for a Truck that isn't built up for overnights. And 500-mi won't get nationwide trips done.
Ours are 80K, Peterbilt, fantastic units, no sleepers but Detroit diesels and reliable.
Posted by: Inogame, non alius regit at November 07, 2022 11:07 AM (53oGX)


Interesting question.
Are long hauls still preferred or will a "pony express" business model take over, given the price of diesel never comes.down?

Posted by: Diogenes at November 07, 2022 11:11 AM (anj39)

51 Just read the content. We need to find a way to eliminate the trans movement. It is just evil as to what they're doing.

Posted by: Sasquatch, the Original Trans-Wookie at November 07, 2022 11:11 AM (xxG/v)

52 Not saying whether that battery truck will perform or not; that cab and chassis is, I speculate, a competitive price.

Yeah I suspect that Tesla is taking a bath on these things to create a market.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 07, 2022 11:11 AM (Ivdso)

53 Wait for the crash on I-95. That'll be loads of fucking fun.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at November 07, 2022 11:11 AM (DTZDT)

54 Morning.

Dear sweet merciful Odin I can't wait for the election to be over.
Posted by: Robert at November 07, 2022 11:08 AM


I want to be done with ads for the local ballot questions. And the texts to my government phone account from every PAC in the country.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 07, 2022 11:11 AM (tTAGJ)

55 15 That Tesla truck will only get a 500 mile range once they install the sails on the sides, solar panels on the top of the cargo, and a downhill run from Pike's Peak.

all i ask is a tall ship truck and a star to steer her by

Posted by: stochastic kulak anachronda at November 07, 2022 11:11 AM (oY6Yp)

56 Dear sweet merciful Odin I can't wait for the election to be over.
Posted by: Robert
___

You do realize that Wednesday kicks off the 2024 presidential election season, right?

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at November 07, 2022 11:11 AM (I+3SI)

57 AdChoice is obscuring the content on my screen. Anyone else having this problem?

Posted by: Invisible Lady at November 07, 2022 11:11 AM (sI15f)

58 Allowing men to physically abuse women in the name of “compassion” for transgenderism is a cultural sickness that must be stopped.

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Not to mention abuse & sexualization of, and predatory behavior on, children in the name of "compassion."

Posted by: ShainS -- The Humiliation is Part of the Kink at November 07, 2022 11:11 AM (XsvS4)

59 I think as long as women insist that they are equal in every way to men they should have to play by those rules. Women don't want to live in reality. Why should men be forced to live unequally while women are touting equality as the ideal?

In five years, there are likely to be a lot of start up opportunities to replace all these failed electric vehicle companies. Get your capital ready.

Posted by: squid_hunt at November 07, 2022 11:11 AM (0nTN1)

60 Don't care. Being steeped in indoctrination does not warrant her injuries. IMO.
Posted by: Comrade flounder
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This is true. But, it wasn't her team that had the guy on it. It was the fault of the school officials of that school allowing him to play.

It is ironic if she did in fact support transsexuals competing on teams but not justification for her injuries as she is a child. The adults in the schools should have done their best to protect her.

Posted by: whig at November 07, 2022 11:11 AM (CXr4y)

61 Elon Musk is claiming that this truck will have a range of 500 miles, so it will be interesting to see if real world range holds up"

That's actually pathetic. Most Diesel semi's that you see on the road have a range of about 2100 miles between fillups, which only take 15 minutes.

This electric Semi is going to be short-haul only, and require at least 2 trucks in place of every one because of recharging time.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 07, 2022 11:11 AM (trdmm)

62 43 29 Knew a softball coach who's rule was no lesbians on the team. I can understand his reasoning.


in SOFTBALL?!?!? how would that even work?!?!

lol in college field hockey I'm estimating over half are (currently) lesbian or bisexual. now - they'll probably grow out of this after college but still.

women's golf, softball, hockey and basketball ... not sure why or how you'd avoid having lesbian players!

Posted by: BlackOrchidDancingByMyself at November 07, 2022 11:11 AM (w0NJk)

63 my guess is the ICE truck drivers will fuck with these electric jobbies

Posted by: REDACTED at November 07, 2022 11:12 AM (us2H3)

64 Tesla is the only outfit that has a possibly workable plan for electric delivery vehicles AFAIK. I read, probably here, that Tesla plans to have quick change battery packs for them. Just swap out the pack so the vehicle is not sitting idle the whole time it takes to recharge. So, minor bit of credit. Tesla at least has something that might make the vehicles workable with the 22.5% subsidy. I don't think any other outfit even has that.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at November 07, 2022 11:12 AM (3cGpq)

65 52 Yeah I suspect that Tesla is taking a bath on these things to create a market.

meh. he'll make it up hauling tacos to the space station.

Posted by: stochastic kulak anachronda at November 07, 2022 11:12 AM (oY6Yp)

66 Dads - do not let your daughters compete against men when their safety is at risk.

Posted by: SH (No more Roe) at November 07, 2022 11:12 AM (sX1BW)

67 In the volleyball video, the ball ricochets off the girl's head and goes through the basketball hoop. Pretty impressive if you ask me.

Praying for her recovery though.

Posted by: Se. 'Mitt' Romney at November 07, 2022 11:12 AM (Hszs6)

68 Volleyball in underwear is an opportunity for change! Put down those hammers.

Posted by: Puddinhead at November 07, 2022 11:12 AM (z+/FQ)

69 What do you want to bet the girl that was badly injured by the trans player had rainbow triangles all over her TikTok page?

It's white women that support this, it's hard for me to get too upset at women's sports being destroyed.

Posted by: Hylian at November 07, 2022 11:04 AM (dpIbY)

Don't care. Being steeped in indoctrination does not warrant her injuries. IMO.
Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at November 07, 2022 11:07 AM (yHsuS)


Boys are stupid. Girls are stupid. Adults are supposed to be there to protect them from that. They're failing in their duty.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at November 07, 2022 11:12 AM (GYIa4)

70 57 AdChoice is obscuring the content on my screen. Anyone else having this problem?
Posted by: Invisible Lady at November 07, 2022 11:11 AM (sI15f)

What OS/Browser? I'm on Safari/Mac and so far, so good...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at November 07, 2022 11:12 AM (V6f9+)

71 Go all in, bar trannies and name your female volleyball team the "Real Women". Be loud and proud.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 07, 2022 11:12 AM (Zfz/V)

72 No idea why everyone is down on pepsi for taking out handouts from the government. It's literally free money sitting there courtesy of the democrats. They would be dumb to not grab as much as they can.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at November 07, 2022 11:12 AM (bVYXr)

73 57 AdChoice is obscuring the content on my screen. Anyone else having this problem?
Posted by: Invisible Lady
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Move to Brave as a browser if not using Apple.

Brave on apple products is simply a shell over Apple's crappy Safari browser.

Posted by: whig at November 07, 2022 11:13 AM (CXr4y)

74 good luck paying for the new batteries in 8-10 years.

The concept they've described is that the battery pack is quick-release, so you swap it for a new fully charged one at a truck stop with some kind of machine and it's faster than refueling a diesel. I'm sure there'll be some way to fuck it up though.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 07, 2022 11:13 AM (ZGrMX)

75 I wonder who Willie votes for?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 07, 2022 11:13 AM (63Dwl)

76 Back when I was actually 29 (or close), I played on a co-ed rec league slow pitch softball team that won state. We had two butch lesbians on the team and both were outstanding players.

Almost as good as half of the men on the team, myself included. Both could hit the ball out of the park on a regular basis.

Posted by: Sasquatch, the Original Trans-Wookie at November 07, 2022 11:13 AM (xxG/v)

77 This is true. But, it wasn't her team that had the guy on it. It was the fault of the school officials of that school allowing him to play.


the guys are pushing to get on the field as girls rn in field hockey. so far the NCAA is saying no way but you never know. if they played goalie I bet even the NCAA wouldn't be able to tell

Posted by: BlackOrchidDancingByMyself at November 07, 2022 11:13 AM (w0NJk)

78 68 Volleyball in underwear is an opportunity for change! Put down those hammers.
Posted by: Puddinhead at November 07, 2022 11:12 AM (z+/FQ)

*perks up girls volleyball in underwear*

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at November 07, 2022 11:13 AM (V6f9+)

79 It does solve one problem. There are strict limits on how long truck drivers can drive without resting. Drivers often violate these rules in pursuit of the (formerly) Almighty Dollar. That won't be possible if your truck is plugged in.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 07, 2022 11:13 AM (FVME7)

80 Dear sweet merciful Odin I can't wait for the election to be over.
Posted by: Robert at November 07, 2022 11:08 AM (sB1rp)

i wish. that's the problem with living in VA, as soon as this one is done we start next years state elections.

i wish to hell these idiots would sync up with the rest of the country...

Posted by: SturmToddler at November 07, 2022 11:13 AM (Mkvkw)

81 "Wishing you a joyous Election Day!"

Wait, is it today?

Posted by: Peel gp A Grape at November 07, 2022 11:13 AM (24fqN)

82 I hate to say it, but the only way these people will learn is through pain. Good, old fashioned physical pain. And maybe not even then. The tranny obsession has driven so many people bat-shit insane that maybe not even having their daughters injured, beaten, abused, raped, and even killed by these freaks will drag them into the light. But pain is necessary for the process to even start.

Posted by: Elric Blade at November 07, 2022 11:13 AM (iFTx/)

83 Knew a softball coach who's rule was no lesbians on the team. I can understand his reasoning.

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He was a perv and wanted the girls for himself?

Posted by: SH (No more Roe) at November 07, 2022 11:14 AM (sX1BW)

84 AdChoice is obscuring the content on my screen. Anyone else having this problem?

AdBlock Pro helps with that sort of thing. It also eliminates YouTube ads, and starving Google = win.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 07, 2022 11:14 AM (ZGrMX)

85 Why didn't some audience father flatten the tranny?

Posted by: DaveA at November 07, 2022 11:14 AM (FhXTo)

86 If I was that girl's daddy that whole family would be in trouble.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at November 07, 2022 11:14 AM (46KNC)

87 I don't think we've seen the worst of the trannie insanity yet.

Think about it, they have the President of the United States pandering to them, you really think a bloodbath tomorrow is going to give them pause?
Why would they ever cede an inch of that power to lowly voters?

No, they're going to lash out and get more extreme. They won't take it as a just rebuke, they'll take it as insolence. The whole Democrat Party will--we have no right to limit their "rights" and power. But really just their power.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at November 07, 2022 11:14 AM (5EnGD)

88 You do realize that Wednesday kicks off the 2024 presidential election season, right?

Yeah that is a problem with modern politics: its perpetual campaign season. Every year.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 07, 2022 11:14 AM (Ivdso)

89 Sorry, I'm a firm believer in organic vaginas only.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at November 07, 2022 11:14 AM (cupoy)

90 75 I wonder who Willie votes for?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 07, 2022 11:13 AM (63Dwl)

Whichever side that pushes for pot legalization

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at November 07, 2022 11:14 AM (V6f9+)

91 Boys are stupid. Girls are stupid. Adults are supposed to be there to protect them from that. They're failing in their duty.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at November 07, 2022 11:12 AM (GYIa4)
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Have you seen what constitutes an 'adult' nowadays?

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at November 07, 2022 11:14 AM (I+3SI)

92 The battery powered semitruck's fire when (not if) its batteries go poof will be.... spectacular.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at November 07, 2022 11:15 AM (Q4IgG)

93 lol in college field hockey I'm estimating over half are (currently) lesbian or bisexual.
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definitely true of coaches.

Princeton used to have a hetero woman head coach for field hockey who was really great looking (my daughters used to attend her camps and I gawked from the sidelines sometimes), but she was a (probably singular) exception to the rule.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 07, 2022 11:15 AM (Zfz/V)

94 If there was an opposition party the tranny rapist in VA that got Youngkin elected would be one of the constant things the GOP would have been talking about since then...
Posted by: 18-1
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The GOPe establishment and their donors are social leftists that hate taxes.

Posted by: whig at November 07, 2022 11:15 AM (CXr4y)

95 Going to be fun watching a diesel tow truck pick it up from the side of the road.

Posted by: SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at November 07, 2022 11:15 AM (apjko)

96 I've got a genius idea.
First, we've got EVs, the car nobody wants. ESP cuz they don't work as advertised.

Second, we got META, Zuckerberg's propagandistic. internet brain prison, that nobody wants.

The two should combine to form- META's Perfect EV Brain Prison, where you can drive your imaginary EV which works even better than advertised, while looking at billboards and listening to radio stations jammed with Zuckerbergian Woke Propaganda.

In its own way this is a perfect meeting of the impossible with the possible.

Posted by: naturalfake at November 07, 2022 11:15 AM (8f1x9)

97 Wait for the crash on I-95. That'll be loads of fucking fun.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at November 07, 2022 11:11 AM (DTZDT)

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The eventual self-driving big rigs, when they're not being hijacked & robbed are gonna be lit AF!

Posted by: ShainS -- The Humiliation is Part of the Kink at November 07, 2022 11:15 AM (XsvS4)

98 Yeah that is a problem with modern politics: its perpetual campaign season. Every year.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor
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Yep.

I no longer play that game.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at November 07, 2022 11:15 AM (I+3SI)

99 75 I wonder who Willie votes for? Any libertarian with a dream and a joint.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at November 07, 2022 11:15 AM (lz5hY)

100 The battery powered semitruck's fire when (not if) its batteries go poof will be.... spectacular.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at November 07, 2022 11:15 AM (Q4IgG)

Smokey and the Bandit

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at November 07, 2022 11:15 AM (OgrpQ)

101 You'll never guess this one weird trick.
Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at November 07, 2022 11:09 AM (yHsuS)
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Before clicking, I assume he was pulling a genset.

After clicking, I see he embedded the genset.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 07, 2022 11:16 AM (DU+/6)

102 75 I wonder who Willie votes for?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 07, 2022 11:13 AM (63Dwl)

Whichever side that pushes for pot legalization
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at November 07, 2022 11:14 AM (V6f9+)
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probably whoever his nurse fills out his ballot for.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 07, 2022 11:16 AM (Zfz/V)

103 Have you seen what constitutes an 'adult' nowadays?
Posted by: SMH
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Wealth does that. Hard times tend to reverse the process as the child like adults either grow up or are forced to go along with society and at least act like one in public.

Posted by: whig at November 07, 2022 11:16 AM (CXr4y)

104 White Women Bleed Alot.

Posted by: Puddinhead at November 07, 2022 11:16 AM (z+/FQ)

105 Have you seen what constitutes an 'adult' nowadays?

Exactly. Adults are kids today. Play video games all day, cry on tiktok when they have to work, refusing to grow up.

Used to be when you saw someone with white hair you could respect them, know they had wisdom, know they had gone through things in their life. Instead now chances are they're still a perpetual teenager whose toughest time was when someone ghosted them. They're still fixated on getting laid, and partying.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 07, 2022 11:16 AM (Ivdso)

106 The eventual self-driving big rigs, when they're not being hijacked & robbed are gonna be lit AF!

They're currently being driven largely by illegals who don't read or speak English. There was a big accident near Denver because of the driver being unable to read the signs a year or 2 ago.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 07, 2022 11:16 AM (ZGrMX)

107 Twitter will fail. Tesla cars and trucks will fail. Starlink will fail(already is failing)

I want to see Musk living in a cardboard box in some South African hovel drinking lemur piss.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at November 07, 2022 11:16 AM (pb6ET)

108 These people are fucked up. Illegals and transassholes beat and kill their daughters and they go to social media to polish their commie bonafides. Fucking sick.

Nothing will register with these mental defectives.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at November 07, 2022 11:16 AM (Xgg6e)

109 Ain't it nice we are funding the so called Green initiative
Hope it fails miserably, but might as we get it over with

Posted by: Skip's phone at November 07, 2022 11:17 AM (NsQzT)

110 The garage underneath my building where I park my car has one exit. One day there was an electric car blocking the exit as it had run out of juice.
Imagine that on highways across the country. Imagine being on a road trip with your kids and even if you make it to a charging station, it takes hours to recharge.
Out of all the ridiculous impractical ideas the left has had, this has to be the most absurd.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at November 07, 2022 11:17 AM (Y+l9t)

111 I wish I knew why so many of these stupid ads choose gross images. It's not making me want to click on it.

Now yoga girl or sciatica girl...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at November 07, 2022 11:17 AM (V6f9+)

112 Waiting for a man to demand the right to play women's hockey.

Posted by: That NLurker guy at November 07, 2022 11:17 AM (eGTCV)

113 Just swap out the pack Lithium IED

Posted by: DaveA at November 07, 2022 11:17 AM (FhXTo)

114 How long to charge that beast?

Posted by: Haywood at November 07, 2022 11:17 AM (HVkiO)

115 In its own way this is a perfect meeting of the impossible with the possible.

Posted by: naturalfake at November 07, 2022 11:15 AM (8f1x9)

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The only thing missing from that scenario is an implanted catheter with a constant IV drip of fentanyl.

Posted by: ShainS -- The Humiliation is Part of the Kink at November 07, 2022 11:17 AM (XsvS4)

116 "I woke up still not dead again today;
The Internet said that I had passed away . . ."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 07, 2022 11:17 AM (J2vNu)

117 Wealth does that. Hard times tend to reverse the process as the child like adults either grow up or are forced to go along with society and at least act like one in public.
Posted by: whig
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Fortunately for a lot of us, we were forced to grow up earlier than expected.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at November 07, 2022 11:17 AM (I+3SI)

118 The concept they've described is that the battery pack is quick-release, so you swap it for a new fully charged one at a truck stop with some kind of machine and it's faster than refueling a diesel. I'm sure there'll be some way to fuck it up though.
Posted by: Ian S.

Similar concept of the future whose time never came. (Airplane geeks only.)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=H1GFsYGRjFg

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 07, 2022 11:18 AM (FVME7)

119 women's golf, softball, hockey and basketball ... not sure why or how you'd avoid having lesbian players!

Posted by: BlackOrchidDancingByMyself at November 07, 2022 11:11 AM (w0NJk)

It's a tough nut to crack. Have them check a box, maybe?

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at November 07, 2022 11:18 AM (yHsuS)

120 Knew a softball coach who's rule was no lesbians on the team. I can understand his reasoning.

So what you're saying is he never fielded a team.

Posted by: We all know about girls softball players at November 07, 2022 11:18 AM (pLSJi)

121 Out of all the ridiculous impractical ideas the left has had, this has to be the most absurd.

Boomers are so fixated on the "driving EVs make my penis go away" shiny that they're missing the actual goal: no private cars unless you're the elite.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 07, 2022 11:18 AM (ZGrMX)

122 104 White Women Bleed Alot.
Posted by: Puddinhead at November 07, 2022 11:16 AM (z+/FQ)

Only women bleed, according to Alice Cooper
https://youtu.be/1yALNSd0iME

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at November 07, 2022 11:18 AM (V6f9+)

123 111 I wish I knew why so many of these stupid ads choose gross images. It's not making me want to click on it.

Now yoga girl or sciatica girl...
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at November 07, 2022 11:17 AM (V6f9+)

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"Our research indicates that males between 35 and 60 will panic click on images they detest, leading to a 0.47% increase in clicks."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, drinking whiskey and getting into fights with Sam Peckinpah at November 07, 2022 11:18 AM (LvTSG)

124 "I wish I knew why so many of these stupid ads choose gross images."

I've curated a gallery of the weirdest ones from all over. I should put it up on flickr or something.

Posted by: Peel gp A Grape at November 07, 2022 11:19 AM (24fqN)

125 Imagine that on highways across the country. Imagine being on a road trip with your kids and even if you make it to a charging station, it takes hours to recharge.
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Imagine if one has to evacuate, and EVs are blocking escape routes.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at November 07, 2022 11:19 AM (I+3SI)

126 How long to charge that beast?

Posted by: Haywood at November 07, 2022 11:17 AM (HVkiO)

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And how much will it cost to tow that beast with an EV tow truck?

Posted by: ShainS -- The Humiliation is Part of the Kink at November 07, 2022 11:19 AM (XsvS4)

127 No, they're going to lash out and get more extreme. They won't take it as a just rebuke, they'll take it as insolence. The whole Democrat Party will--we have no right to limit their "rights" and power. But really just their power. Posted by: People's Hippo Voice
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Funny how sometimes letting the crazies take over leads a party off the cliff For example, see 1860 and the Democrats or 1790's for the Federalist party with Hamilton getting pissed off he did not get his political war when Adams negotiated a peaceful solution with France.

Posted by: whig at November 07, 2022 11:19 AM (CXr4y)

128 Wow, a whole 100 trucks? Pepsico owns one of the largest semi-truck fleets in the country. They have tens of thousands of big rigs and tens of thousands more of the smaller "box" and other trucks. Adding a 100 of these Tesla pieces of shit is like a drop in the ocean. Pure, cask-strength, unadulterated virtue signalling.

Posted by: Elric Blade at November 07, 2022 11:19 AM (iFTx/)

129 In the volleyball video, the ball ricochets off the girl's head and goes through the basketball hoop. Pretty impressive if you ask me.

Posted by: Se. 'Mitt' Romney at November 07, 2022 11:12 AM (Hszs6)

lol, this place.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at November 07, 2022 11:19 AM (yHsuS)

130 79 It does solve one problem. There are strict limits on how long truck drivers can drive without resting. Drivers often violate these rules in pursuit of the (formerly) Almighty Dollar. That won't be possible if your truck is plugged in.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 07, 2022 11:13 AM (FVME7)

Any new truck is required to have electronic logging.
(Which is why there is a strong market for rebuilding older trucks and incidentally why California's law forbidding trucks older than a certain year is decimating that industry)
The device monitors the time on and will shut down the truck if time elapses.

Posted by: Inogame, non alius regit at November 07, 2022 11:19 AM (53oGX)

131 when I would visit my dad, I would play with my older sisters

and if somehow I hurt one of them

my dad would literally beat the shit out of me

toughened the nipples

Posted by: REDACTED at November 07, 2022 11:19 AM (us2H3)

132 "Our research indicates that males between 35 and 60 will panic click on images they detest, leading to a 0.47% increase in clicks."
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, drinking whiskey and getting into fights with Sam Peckinpah at November 07, 2022 11:18 AM (LvTSG)

You know, that's probably it

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at November 07, 2022 11:19 AM (V6f9+)

133 We were making softball/lesbian jokes 40 years ago.

Posted by: lowandslow at November 07, 2022 11:20 AM (qH6FZ)

134 The left will not be happy until all deliveries are performed on a Segway with the operator wearing a My Little Pony backpack for the cargo.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at November 07, 2022 11:20 AM (lz5hY)

135 127 Funny how sometimes letting the crazies take over leads a party off the cliff For example, see 1860 and the Democrats or 1790's for the Federalist party with Hamilton getting pissed off he did not get his political war when Adams negotiated a peaceful solution with France.
Posted by: whig at November 07, 2022 11:19 AM (CXr4y)

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The only real questions are, Will the donors let the Democrat Party moderate? and, Will the Democrat Party choose trying to win over donor money and mandates?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, drinking whiskey and getting into fights with Sam Peckinpah at November 07, 2022 11:20 AM (LvTSG)

136 women's golf, softball, hockey and basketball ... not sure why or how you'd avoid having lesbian players!

In theory, there aren't *that* many lesbians. In practice that's true, but they all play sports.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 07, 2022 11:20 AM (ZGrMX)

137 Fortunately for a lot of us, we were forced to grow up earlier than expected.
Posted by: SMH
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Being in a war and seeing the awfulness of it (not from offices and the like) will tend to concentrate the mind or break it.

Posted by: whig at November 07, 2022 11:20 AM (CXr4y)

138 So I guess this thing will cold start in 0 deg F weather in 6 inches of snow and work like a champ on black ice at 8000 feet above sea-level going over the continental divide.

My buddy's diesel 18 wheelers used to idle all of the time they weren't hauling goods. I think I need to invest in a diesel-fueled wrecker service to haul these pieces of shit off of the road when they're not hauling goods in Florida or Texas.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at November 07, 2022 11:20 AM (geVLo)

139 I'd be willing to bet that, having run that route, it'll take a while to recharge... and it'll stress the grid while it's doing it. ...
Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at November 07, 2022 11:11 AM (GYIa4)
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"Meh. That's a downstream problem. Not my concern."

Or something to that effect.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 07, 2022 11:21 AM (DU+/6)

140 100 trucks x $40,000 = $4 million total.

The federal government spends that much money every 18 seconds.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 07, 2022 11:21 AM (bW8dp)

141 FETTERMAN: “I run on Roe v. Wade. I celebrate the demise of Roe v. Wade.”

Posted by: SMOD at November 07, 2022 11:21 AM (RHGPo)

142 6 The damage done to this country -- and especially to its young women -- in the name of "transgender rights" is beyond horrifying. We will be held to account for it sooner or later.
Posted by: Francis W. Porretto at November 07, 2022 11:03 AM (z/nZY)

Who's "we"? The normies? We're the ones who get punished for speaking out and the trannys get sports scholarships, government grants and increasing political power. There's no accountability for the depraved evildoers what do depraved evil. They run the whole fucking show.

Posted by: What you mean "we," Kemosabe? at November 07, 2022 11:21 AM (pLSJi)

143 132 You know, that's probably it
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at November 07, 2022 11:19 AM (V6f9+)

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I presume rational choices with barely any justification statistically based on giant data mining operations.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, drinking whiskey and getting into fights with Sam Peckinpah at November 07, 2022 11:21 AM (LvTSG)

144
129 In the volleyball video, the ball ricochets off the girl's head and goes through the basketball hoop. Pretty impressive if you ask me.

Posted by: Se. 'Mitt' Romney at November 07, 2022 11:12 AM (Hszs6)

lol, this place.
Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at November 07, 2022 11:19 AM (yHsuS)

*nods

Posted by: AlaBAMA at November 07, 2022 11:21 AM (VJFAr)

145 Being in a war and seeing the awfulness of it (not from offices and the like) will tend to concentrate the mind or break it.
Posted by: whig
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I grew up long before my military experiences.

My mom made sure of that.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at November 07, 2022 11:21 AM (I+3SI)

146 Trannies are really gonna ruin Chick Mud Wrestling.

Posted by: Puddinhead at November 07, 2022 11:22 AM (z+/FQ)

147 The garage underneath my building where I park my car has one exit. One day there was an electric car blocking the exit as it had run out of juice.
Imagine that on highways across the country. Imagine being on a road trip with your kids and even if you make it to a charging station, it takes hours to recharge.
Out of all the ridiculous impractical ideas the left has had, this has to be the most absurd.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at November 07, 2022 11:17 AM


There is a video on youtube of a guy who bought one of those F150 electric trucks and had a home charging station installed in his garage. Even with 30 amp service it takes his truck 13 hours to fully charge. Nowhere close to what is being advertised.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at November 07, 2022 11:22 AM (bVYXr)

148 The only real questions are, Will the donors let the Democrat Party moderate? and, Will the Democrat Party choose trying to win over donor money and mandates?

One of the more interesting possible developments will be whether the current financial troubles in Big Tech will be enough to get them to pull back on their crazy spending on Dem campaigns. My guess is not this year, but possibly in '24.

Posted by: Archimedes at November 07, 2022 11:23 AM (eOEVl)

149 I will care about the plight of female athletes when I get some demonstrations by women to re-segregate Augusta National as a male-only venue.
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Or reverse the destruction of thriving men's collegiate sports to subsidize negative revenue women's programs under Title IX.

As usual, women demand men treat them equal until it comes to the consequences for their decisions, then they demand men bail them out.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at November 07, 2022 11:23 AM (5EnGD)

150 Meh,

Grids are gonna collapse long before EVs are a regular sight on the roads of America.

No coal power plants = No EVs.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at November 07, 2022 11:23 AM (I+3SI)

151 This is a blessing of liberty.

Posted by: David French at November 07, 2022 11:24 AM (pLSJi)

152 As a lyricist, Old Willie Nelson is certainly no Dr. Seuss. It looks like he borrowed heavily from "If you're Happy and You Know It Clap Your Hands"

Posted by: Muldoon at November 07, 2022 11:24 AM (kXYt5)

153 CAUGHT ON RADAR:Air Force insists penis-shaped flight path aimed at Russian base was not intentional

Posted by: DB at November 07, 2022 11:24 AM (geLO8)

154 130 79 My former apartment manager was a retired owner operator. Had three or four tractors on the road when he sold out, International flat noses. He had stories about evading certain rules and regs that were entertaining, and sometimes disturbing.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at November 07, 2022 11:24 AM (lz5hY)

155 I've read a bit about Musk's electric semi and he claims a good portion of trips by semi tractors are 200 miles or so. He also claims the issue of a semi only doing 35mph or so up a grade will become less of a problem with his truck. I can see a lot of issues currently encountered with semis being solved by electric power, but, I remain skeptical.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at November 07, 2022 11:24 AM (jP603)

156 In theory, there aren't *that* many lesbians. In practice that's true, but they all play sports.
Posted by: Ian S.

Selection bias effect. Could be related to testosterone production as well in those females or not. Some genetic expressions are both affected genetics and how a person's upbringing and social factors determine how that person will express those genes.

Posted by: whig at November 07, 2022 11:24 AM (CXr4y)

157 That truck reminds me of the Mammoth Car episode of Speed Racer.

Posted by: Biff Pocoroba at November 07, 2022 11:24 AM (SIZS3)

158 I will say, my high school gym class once did Boys vs. Girls in volleyball.

The boys all sat down and only let one player play at a time.

And still won.

Posted by: XTC at November 07, 2022 11:24 AM (UnA8+)

159 "I will care about the plight of female athletes when I get some demonstrations by women to re-segregate Augusta National as a male-only venue."

I will never care about athletic plight generally.

Posted by: Peel gp A Grape at November 07, 2022 11:25 AM (24fqN)

160 FETTERMAN: “I run on Roe v. Wade. I celebrate the demise of Roe v. Wade.”

He also said "FIRE BAD!"

Posted by: Ian S. at November 07, 2022 11:25 AM (ZGrMX)

161 148 One of the more interesting possible developments will be whether the current financial troubles in Big Tech will be enough to get them to pull back on their crazy spending on Dem campaigns. My guess is not this year, but possibly in '24.
Posted by: Archimedes at November 07, 2022 11:23 AM (eOEVl)

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I don't know. The personal wealth of a family like the Pritzkers isn't going to be materially affected enough by a downturn for them to stop pushing their insanity. Their insanity is their religion.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, drinking whiskey and getting into fights with Sam Peckinpah at November 07, 2022 11:25 AM (LvTSG)

162 100 trucks x $40,000 = $4 million total.

The federal government spends wastes that much money every 18 seconds.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia

fify

Posted by: Tonypete at November 07, 2022 11:25 AM (LsEU/)

163 Looking forward to the day that 6 foot 9 Trans players enter the lingerie football league. Gonna be lit watching him obliterate wammenz in their underwear. I am sure there is a market for that.

On a serious note. The women in the lingerie league play some serious ball and could make it without the lingerie.....uh I mean in regular uniforms. They smack the crapnout of each other.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at November 07, 2022 11:25 AM (L5Tc7)

164 72 No idea why everyone is down on pepsi for taking out handouts from the government. It's literally free money sitting there courtesy of the democrats. They would be dumb to not grab as much as they can.
Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS)
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PepsiCo is a notorious blood sucker makes Baine Capital a wannabe. They buy good company's drain all the money and dissolve it. The product formula/recipe is adulterated and remarketed crap.

They're no good, they're no good, they're no good

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at November 07, 2022 11:25 AM (46KNC)

165 As usual, women demand men treat them equal until it comes to the consequences for their decisions, then they demand men bail them out.
Posted by: People's Hippo Voice

Good thing some of us womenfolk don't care about sports, and don't need men to bail us out when we make dumbass mistakes.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at November 07, 2022 11:25 AM (I+3SI)

166 The communist totalitarian left will sacrifice your girls for their goals, remember that.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at November 07, 2022 11:25 AM (u4CEu)

167 Wasn't the "US subsidy program approved by the Senate" changed to "American subsidy program" because most of the Green New Deal stuff is assembled in new Canadian and Mexican plants?

I assume most of it is still manufactured in communist China and brought to Canada and Mexico for assembly so everyone can say "Hooray NAFTA!" when they hand out those subsidy checks.

Posted by: MrToad at November 07, 2022 11:25 AM (8F7ke)

168 155 I've read a bit about Musk's electric semi and he claims a good portion of trips by semi tractors are 200 miles or so. He also claims the issue of a semi only doing 35mph or so up a grade will become less of a problem with his truck. I can see a lot of issues currently encountered with semis being solved by electric power, but, I remain skeptical.
Posted by: Blake
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I hope it works but flaming Pepsi trucks on the highway would not be a good advertisement.

Bad enough to see cotton trailers catch fire being hauled to market.

Posted by: whig at November 07, 2022 11:26 AM (CXr4y)

169 Look on the bright side, EV Semis will create a yuge demand for Tank Retrievers.

Posted by: Puddinhead at November 07, 2022 11:26 AM (z+/FQ)

170 Tesla is the only outfit that has a possibly workable plan for electric delivery vehicles AFAIK. I read, probably here, that Tesla plans to have quick change battery packs for them. Just swap out the pack so the vehicle is not sitting idle the whole time it takes to recharge. So, minor bit of credit.

So who pays for the new battery when the swapped battery blows up? It's like propane tanks. You buy a nice, new shiny one, and the first time you have it refilled, you're given some grody old piece of garbage.

Posted by: Archimedes at November 07, 2022 11:26 AM (eOEVl)

171 Martha MCCallum has a 40 yo face and a 70 yo neck

Posted by: REDACTED at November 07, 2022 11:26 AM (us2H3)

172 Its sad that we need the martyrs of young girls getting raped by 'trannies' or severely injured playing sports against them to wake parents up into saying "WAIT, THIS is a bridge too far for being nice to odd ducks" But I have some hope that it is waking them
because my work just sent an email, that we can take up to 2 hours of special PTO to vote.
I'm in a dumbass state that went to mail in voting with drop boxes for procrastinators or folks worried about the USPS delivering their ballots so paid time to vote is a boondoggle waste of money.
But a bit of hope, hopefully not false, for me: the the liberal workplace email also included this
"I also want to acknowledge that on Election Day and in the days following, emotions can run high for everyone. I ask that you respect the privacy and personal choices of your colleagues and give each other space to process the outcome of tomorrow’s vote, whatever that may be."

They don't bother with statements like when the commiecrats win or are predicted to easily win.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at November 07, 2022 11:26 AM (3cGpq)

173 Knew a softball coach who's rule was no lesbians on the team. I can understand his reasoning.

So what you're saying is he never fielded a team.

Posted by: We all know about girls softball players at November 07, 2022 11:18 AM (pLSJi)

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Heh. At the PAC-10 college I attended in mid 80s, I lived in the same row house & became friends with (she was quite attractive, but had a boyfriend) one of the team's softball players. She told us that every other woman on the team was a lesbian, and frequently continued hitting on her despite her protestations.

Posted by: ShainS -- The Humiliation is Part of the Kink at November 07, 2022 11:26 AM (+LJgi)

174 PepsiCo is a notorious blood sucker makes Baine Capital a wannabe. They buy good company's drain all the money and dissolve it. The product formula/recipe is adulterated and remarketed crap.

They did ditch the upper-caste Indian CEO that made all their commercials woke at least.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 07, 2022 11:26 AM (ZGrMX)

175 "So aren’t you glad to know that you as a taxpayer are subsidizing over 20% of the cost of this green PR-stunt for Elon Musk?"

Name me an industry or sector that isn't subsidized in the USA.

Posted by: Peel gp A Grape at November 07, 2022 11:26 AM (24fqN)

176 Prediction: The new Tesla trucks will begin delivering Pepsi in 2023. Pepsi will start losing market share as they adjust the product to account for the exorbitant cost of EV trucks, so a can of Pepsi now costs $5 apiece. A seasonal ice storm sweeps through the North, causing battery depletion on a massive scale in the Pepsico fleet, followed by exploding Mountain Dew and Orange Crush trailers, covering highways in multicolored slushies.

Posted by: red speck at November 07, 2022 11:27 AM (gS3OW)

177 PepsiCo is a notorious blood sucker makes Baine Capital a wannabe. They buy good company's drain all the money and dissolve it. The product formula/recipe is adulterated and remarketed crap.

They're no good, they're no good, they're no good
Posted by: Braenyard
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They certainly did a number on Yum restaurants before spinning them off. Dunno if they still own Frito Lay but competitors are proving better in taste and innovation.

Posted by: whig at November 07, 2022 11:27 AM (CXr4y)

178 159 "I will care about the plight of female athletes when I get some demonstrations by women to re-segregate Augusta National as a male-only venue."
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Are you saying that you're not concerned about that girl that got bashed or the future hazard it represents?

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at November 07, 2022 11:27 AM (46KNC)

179 AdBlock Pro helps with that sort of thing. It also eliminates YouTube ads, and starving Google = win.
Posted by: Ian S. at November 07, 2022 11:14 AM (ZGrMX)

Great! Thank you

Posted by: Invisible Lady at November 07, 2022 11:28 AM (sI15f)

180 It's like propane tanks. You buy a nice, new shiny one, and the first time you have it refilled, you're given some grody old piece of garbage.

Huh? I don't actually care what a propane tank looks like as long as my burgers cook.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 07, 2022 11:28 AM (ZGrMX)

181 It will be a VERY BAD sign if Fetterman wins

Posted by: REDACTED at November 07, 2022 11:28 AM (us2H3)

182 Mercatus dot org: Government Spending, Federal Testimonies, March 24, 2015:
Subsidies are the Problem, Not the Solution, for Innovation in Energy, Veronique de Rugy, George Gibbs Chair in Political Economy

Testimony before the House Committee on Science, space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Energy
Summary: Policymakers who are interested in supporting the entrepreneurs and companies that will deliver the next generation of energy supplies and products should focus their attention on correcting the federal government's hostile tax climate and dispense with the futile hopes of outsmarting the marketplace.

Lather, rinse, repeat. The people running the show are no where as bright as they credit themselves for being, and they think even less of their constituents.
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But the real young women will be entitled to abortion without question. That's what makes FJB and his ilk not exactly like Nicolae Ceausescu! Cheers!

Posted by: Lola at November 07, 2022 11:28 AM (NIYa7)

183 176 Prediction: The new Tesla trucks will begin delivering Pepsi in 2023. Pepsi will start losing market share as they adjust the product to account for the exorbitant cost of EV trucks, so a can of Pepsi now costs $5 apiece. A seasonal ice storm sweeps through the North, causing battery depletion on a massive scale in the Pepsico fleet, followed by exploding Mountain Dew and Orange Crush trailers, covering highways in multicolored slushies. Posted by: red speck
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So you are a visionary. Thats nice.

Posted by: whig at November 07, 2022 11:28 AM (CXr4y)

184 51 Just read the content. We need to find a way to eliminate the trans movement. It is just evil as to what they're doing.
________

In terms of law, it's at least fraud. Carving up and/or removing body parts and taking hormones will not make you the opposite sex and will result in serious consequences to your health. Anyone telling you otherwise and charging you and your insurance co. for it is committing fraud.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at November 07, 2022 11:28 AM (fs1hN)

185 It would be funny to do a remake of The Duel with nothing but electric vehicles.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 07, 2022 11:28 AM (LEIV/)

186 As usual, women demand men treat them equal until it comes to the consequences for their decisions, then they demand men bail them out.
Posted by: People's Hippo Voice

Good thing some of us womenfolk don't care about sports, and don't need men to bail us out when we make dumbass mistakes.


I'm a god---ned great Mom, and so is my husband.

Posted by: Hope Solo, trippin' ballz at November 07, 2022 11:28 AM (eOEVl)

187 PepsiCo drove Taco Bell into the ground when the bought the franchise. They bought the franchise to move their cola brand. Everything was built around moving Pepsi, so, Taco Bell basically priced the food as a loss leader.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at November 07, 2022 11:29 AM (jP603)

188 178 Are you saying that you're not concerned about that girl that got bashed or the future hazard it represents?

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at November 07, 2022 11:27 AM (46KNC)

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Nope.

If I must be concerned about the plight of people I don't know and are far away, there are those far worthier of my time and attention other than middle class white girls who decide that competing in a physical competition against a man is a good idea.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, drinking whiskey and getting into fights with Sam Peckinpah at November 07, 2022 11:29 AM (LvTSG)

189 The Pepsi Tesla will be a success. It won't carry actual Pepsi product however. It'll instead have a payload of one 250KW diesel generator set.

Posted by: Roy at November 07, 2022 11:29 AM (SCeYK)

190 Taco Bell basically priced the food as a loss leader

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Certainly a colon loss leader.

Posted by: SH (No more Roe) at November 07, 2022 11:29 AM (sX1BW)

191 Knew a softball coach who's rule was no lesbians on the team. I can understand his reasoning.

So what you're saying is he never fielded a team.

Posted by: We all know about girls softball players at November 07, 2022 11:18 AM (pLSJi)
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Mrs. Jukin played city league softball for 20+ years. I would say that there were 20% lesbos but we still called it 10 Dyke Stickball.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at November 07, 2022 11:30 AM (u4CEu)

192 It would be funny to do a remake of The Duel with nothing but electric vehicles.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus

Dennis Weaver running around the desert pulling out charging plugs.

*Oh, so a horror story!!?"
-- Producer in the pitch meeting

Posted by: Tonypete at November 07, 2022 11:30 AM (LsEU/)

193 Liquor stores and strip clubs--at least Uncle Sam does that only by gov employee expense accounts.

Not surprisingly when Uncle Sam actually ran a strip club as some sort of court settlement, it was losing money hand over fist.

Posted by: whig at November 07, 2022 11:30 AM (CXr4y)

194 So who pays for the new battery when the swapped battery blows up? It's like propane tanks. You buy a nice, new shiny one, and the first time you have it refilled, you're given some grody old piece of garbage.
Posted by: Archimedes at November 07, 2022 11:26 AM (eOEVl)
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And the value of the battery is so great that nobody will want to own his own and do it as an exchange.

If battery swapping becomes the norm, then the only way I see to make it work is that you don't own the battery at all. The purchase price of the car will not include the battery, and the battery will be either leased or paid for on subscription every time you swap. The owners of those hugely expensive batteries will not want to play Battery Lottery with each swap. On a propane tank, there's a willingness to do that because a propane tank isn't *that* expensive. An EV battery, on the other hand, is a major capital cost.

I could see swapping being the way it works, but not if the car owner is also the battery owner.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 07, 2022 11:30 AM (DU+/6)

195 How much are the battery replacement costs on those rigs?

Posted by: Hmmm at November 07, 2022 11:30 AM (lB41R)

196 So I followed the links this morning to the Rumble, Cut Jib Newsletter podcast. Pretty good. I always found it interesting how Rumble posts the money earned on videos. I hope JJ doesn't piss away last week's earnings of .19 on something stupid.

Posted by: lowandslow at November 07, 2022 11:30 AM (qH6FZ)

197 -------------------
I hope it works but flaming Pepsi trucks on the highway would not be a good advertisement.

Bad enough to see cotton trailers catch fire being hauled to market.
Posted by: whig
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Breaker, breaker 911 good buddy
we got us a fireball out on Hwy 109

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at November 07, 2022 11:30 AM (46KNC)

198 They don't bother with statements like when the commiecrats win or are predicted to easily win.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at November 07, 2022 11:26 AM (3cGpq)

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If there is a red wave and a relatively small number of stolen elections, imagine how many firms will likely offer and pay for grief counseling for their employees. Maybe some bonus bereavement PTO as well ...

Posted by: ShainS -- The Humiliation is Part of the Kink at November 07, 2022 11:31 AM (UhNw4)

199 Imagine if one has to evacuate, and EVs are blocking escape routes.
Posted by: SMH


Watch how many destroyed EV's are in a ditch.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 07, 2022 11:31 AM (efydK)

200 >>>You buy a nice, new shiny one, and the first time you have it refilled, you're given some grody old piece of garbage.

>And it blows up and burns your vehicle to the ground. And your shop.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at November 07, 2022 11:31 AM (geVLo)

201 Tomorrow is National IQ day!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at November 07, 2022 11:31 AM (VJFAr)

202 Nancy Lieberman used to come down and play pick up BB at the downtown Dallas Y at lunchtime

kinda tough game but she never complained

she wasn't worth a shit but she never complained

Posted by: REDACTED at November 07, 2022 11:31 AM (us2H3)

203 "So aren’t you glad to know that you as a taxpayer are subsidizing over 20% of the cost of this green PR-stunt for Elon Musk?"

Name me an industry or sector that isn't subsidized in the USA.

Posted by: Peel gp A Grape at November 07, 2022 11:26 AM


My point exactly, if the federal government is going to toss out tax payer money all over the place why are people upset when pepsi or other companies go out and grab it. I am seriously contemplating installing solar on our house next year to get those serious tax breaks that were in the inflation reduction act. After all the money is just sitting there and somebody is going to get it, why not me.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at November 07, 2022 11:31 AM (bVYXr)

204 I could see swapping being the way it works, but not if the car owner is also the battery owner.

Agree.

Posted by: Archimedes at November 07, 2022 11:31 AM (eOEVl)

205 It will be a VERY BAD sign if Fetterman wins

Chuck Schumer thinks PA's cheat is locked in for the Dems. People there really do need to vote harder, and make the cheat machine throw a rod.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 07, 2022 11:32 AM (ZGrMX)

206 She told us that every other woman on the team was a lesbian, and frequently continued hitting on her despite her protestations.

Posted by: ShainS -- The Humiliation is Part of the Kink at November 07, 2022 11:26 AM (+LJgi)

Yeah, they'll do that right in front of your face. We went to a Karaoke bar in San Francisco, because it was supposed to be the best in the area. It was like a shark feeding frenzy after my wife sang, and they did not give a rip that I was standing right there. I LMAOd as she turned down the advances.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at November 07, 2022 11:32 AM (yHsuS)

207 "Not surprisingly when Uncle Sam actually ran a strip club as some sort of court settlement, it was losing money hand over fist."

Mustang Ranch, in Nevada.
That is a funny story.
It was a bit more than a strip club, IYKWIM.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, waxing philosilical at November 07, 2022 11:32 AM (jTmQV)

208 158 I will say, my high school gym class once did Boys vs. Girls in volleyball.

The boys all sat down and only let one player play at a time.

And still won.
Posted by: XTC at November 07, 2022 11:24 AM (UnA8+)

Our girls volleyball team regularly beat the boys/mixed teams. Mostly because they were a team and the guys weren't allowed to play more than a few times a year, in gym only.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at November 07, 2022 11:32 AM (V6f9+)

209 I don't know. The personal wealth of a family like the Pritzkers isn't going to be materially affected enough by a downturn for them to stop pushing their insanity. Their insanity is their religion.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison
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If any governor deserves to lose in 2022, it is Jabba the Pritzker of IL.

Posted by: whig at November 07, 2022 11:32 AM (CXr4y)

210 I blend my placenta into my fiancé’s smoothies — he thinks they’re delicious

https://tinyurl.com/5n8487zy

We live in a sick sick world.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at November 07, 2022 11:32 AM (pb6ET)

211 My son played volleyball in high school, was an outside hitter (primary scorer). We live in socal, a hotbed for volleyball. He could hit the ball MUCH harder than female players, from a much higher point, meaning there was no chance of blocking it. In college he would practice with DI women players who were as tall as him (he's 6'2") and he would have to hold back his jumps so they would have a chance to get a hand on the ball. The girls told him he was hitting the ball significantly harder than their competition, so it was good practice for them.

I shudder to think what would have happened to the average HS girl if he had hit them in the head with a spiked ball.

Posted by: Mr. Chips at November 07, 2022 11:32 AM (9WUKL)

212 197 Better get that Microbus up there. They're gonna need all the help they can get.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at November 07, 2022 11:32 AM (lz5hY)

213 That apartment building fire in NYC where the firefighters had to repel the outside of the building?

EV battery fire.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at November 07, 2022 11:32 AM (VJFAr)

214 $180,000 for a semi truck is not that bad of a price. But the range is going to be what will make or break the truck.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at November 07, 2022 11:32 AM (u4CEu)

215 Just wait until NASCAR goes EV. With charging times the Daytona 500 will take a week to complete.

Posted by: Daytona International Snoozeway at November 07, 2022 11:33 AM (pLSJi)

216 On the court website, the status of my jury duty call-up has changed from "Disqualification pending" to "Excusal pending." Plus they seem to have pushed my reporting date back to 12/1 instead of this month. Here's hoping . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 07, 2022 11:33 AM (J2vNu)

217 Mustang Ranch, in Nevada.
That is a funny story.
It was a bit more than a strip club, IYKWIM.
Posted by: gourmand du jour

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You dont mean-----gasp--say it isn't so that Uncle Sam ran a whore house. How did they get all those politicians there to service lobbyists without it being reported?

Posted by: whig at November 07, 2022 11:33 AM (CXr4y)

218 I hope it works but flaming Pepsi trucks on the highway would not be a good advertisement.


Posted by: whig

Dr. Pepper already beat them on the heated angle

Posted by: REDACTED at November 07, 2022 11:33 AM (us2H3)

219 Thank you all for the help on the AdChoice (Mark and whig) conundrum. OS is Google Chrome at work and iOS at home.

I have been using Brave on Apple (ipad and iphone) and have been so frustrated with it. I didn't realize it was just Safari. Thank you for letting me know.

Posted by: Invisible Lady at November 07, 2022 11:33 AM (sI15f)

220 And the value of the battery is so great that nobody will want to own his own and do it as an exchange.

If battery swapping becomes the norm, then the only way I see to make it work is that you don't own the battery at all.


You want battery swapping? All the players will have to settle on ONE BATTERY DESIGN.
Kinda like the gas neck on a car. One design/size so ANY pump can fill it.

Same with swappable batteries. And they ain't there yet.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 07, 2022 11:33 AM (efydK)

221 Two hundred miles a day is a good number for a five county delivery truck. It would be difficult for that route to run up 200 miles.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at November 07, 2022 11:33 AM (46KNC)

222 Imagine that on highways across the country. Imagine being on a road trip with your kids and even if you make it to a charging station, it takes hours to recharge.

-
Are we there yet?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 07, 2022 11:34 AM (FVME7)

223 Posted by: Maj. Healey at November 07, 2022 11:32 AM (pb6ET)
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Yes, we do live in a sick , fallen world.

Still not clicking on that link.

Some things are just not meant to be read.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at November 07, 2022 11:34 AM (I+3SI)

224 I love that the same people who screwed up Obamacare and ruined Healthcare and messed up college loans and screwed up recycling screwed up gas tanks and solar replaced functional energy production are convinced that they can force us to switch to electric vehicles and everything will just work out peachy

These same people do the same thing and learn nothing

Posted by: Paul Pelosi for Senate at November 07, 2022 11:34 AM (Yu5nv)

225 I've taken balls to my face at 70 mph and I'm just fine.

Posted by: Lindsay Graham at November 07, 2022 11:34 AM (lf83v)

226 That apartment building fire in NYC where the firefighters had to repel the outside of the building?

EV battery fire.


Not a regular EV, one of those kids' scooters made of pure Chinesium. You couldn't pay me to have one of those in my mouse.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 07, 2022 11:34 AM (ZGrMX)

227 The battery swapping thing I read was that it was for semi trucks. It 'could' work for something like a pepsi or Walmart distribution center, especially if the fleet purchased from Tesla came with enough extra batteries and charging stations. I'm not claiming EV trucks are a good idea generally, just that what I read was the Tesla approach might make them workable to exist in niche areas, much like electric cars are ok as a 2nd or 3rd car that is just the commuter vehicle for some folks.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at November 07, 2022 11:35 AM (3cGpq)

228 I know it is mostly an obscure sport in the USA outside of Cali and Florida but, wait till there are biological males playing in national women water polo teams. I'd like to see the great Ashley Johnson stop those shots. Not to mention the brutal wrestling and grappling mostly underwater.

Posted by: Floridachick at November 07, 2022 11:35 AM (Q87sy)

229
Not a regular EV, one of those kids' scooters made of pure Chinesium. You couldn't pay me to have one of those in my mouse.
Posted by: Ian S. at November 07, 2022 11:34 AM (ZGrMX

All batteries are fire hazards.

EV batteries even more so.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at November 07, 2022 11:35 AM (VJFAr)

230 Breaker, breaker 911 good buddy
we got us a fireball out on Hwy 109

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at November 07, 2022 11:30 AM (46KNC)

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... and it smells like it was trucking & is burning some hot cinnamon-flavored whiskey.

Posted by: ShainS -- The Humiliation is Part of the Kink at November 07, 2022 11:35 AM (UhNw4)

231 I blend my placenta into my fiancé’s smoothies — he thinks they’re delicious

https://tinyurl.com/5n8487zy

We live in a sick sick world.
Posted by: Maj. Healey at November 07, 2022 11:32 AM (pb6ET)

It's probably crap. No way placenta would blend well into a drink.

Posted by: Robert at November 07, 2022 11:36 AM (sB1rp)

232 Heh. I thought you were going to go to Michael Jackson there.

Posted by: whig at November 07, 2022 11:36 AM (CXr4y)

233 Can we at least agree that Paul Pelosi took a blow to the head?

Posted by: Here, let me help at November 07, 2022 11:36 AM (JB29E)

234 You want battery swapping? All the players will have to settle on ONE BATTERY DESIGN.
Kinda like the gas neck on a car. One design/size so ANY pump can fill it.

Same with swappable batteries. And they ain't there yet.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 07, 2022 11:33 AM (efydK)

Just wait till you get the cheap chinese batteries into the mix... like they sell on Amazon as replacements.

Posted by: Inogame, non alius regit at November 07, 2022 11:36 AM (53oGX)

235 The US Air Force does two things really well...keeping soldiers from being bombed by enemy airplanes (for which I am eternally grateful) and serving as the butt of a great many jokes. But in this case, they get back!
Sky designs!
https://tinyurl.com/ddnxb6wm

Posted by: Diogenes at November 07, 2022 11:36 AM (anj39)

236 198
'Maybe some bonus bereavement PTO'
Personally, I favor such loud displays of nibshittery. It helps me identify the leftist shitheads in my midst.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at November 07, 2022 11:36 AM (Hszs6)

237 Momma don't let your babies grows up to be trannies
Don't let 'em take hormones and chop off their dicks
The groomers that tell him to do it are sick

Posted by: Willie Nelson's Willie at November 07, 2022 11:36 AM (pLSJi)

238 One more day until the dark night of Fascism descends on the United States!

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 07, 2022 11:37 AM (KCOCK)

239 You all see that insane (and do they come any other way) trannie on Gateway Pundit?

That's your average trannie. Tell me how that mentally ill person is going to moderate?
They are seriously violent people who will get more violent.
I mean the whole justification underpining the tolerance for them is to avoid violence upon them, e.g. suicide.
Someone who uses suicide threats as a weapon has passed beyond their inhibitions on violence upon others.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at November 07, 2022 11:37 AM (5EnGD)

240 Just wait until NASCAR goes EV. With charging times the Daytona 500 will take a week to complete.
Posted by: Daytona International Snoozeway


But the 32 car inferno on turn 3 of the 498th mile will be awesome!

Posted by: rickb223 at November 07, 2022 11:37 AM (efydK)

241 > >And it blows up and burns your vehicle to the ground. And your shop.

Unlike gasoline, which we all know never poses a fire hazard?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 07, 2022 11:37 AM (bW8dp)

242 225 I've taken balls to my face at 70 mph and I'm just fine.
Posted by: Lindsay Graham at November 07, 2022 11:34 AM (lf83v)

But at least the trucker dude dropped you off at the next rest stop.

Posted by: Roy at November 07, 2022 11:37 AM (SCeYK)

243 @221

>>Two hundred miles a day is a good number for a five county delivery truck. It would be difficult for that route to run up 200 miles.

The other x-factor is that the effective range will decrease every year until there is no effective range.

And the idea that battery packs of this size will just be swapped around like Pete Buttigieg at fire island is preposterous.

Again, this is all a marxist fantasy.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at November 07, 2022 11:37 AM (vx0T+)

244
You want battery swapping? All the players will have to settle on ONE BATTERY DESIGN.
Kinda like the gas neck on a car. One design/size so ANY pump can fill it.

Same with swappable batteries. And they ain't there yet.


Good point. Also, in addition to requiring a common connection, every battery would have to fit in every vehicle. IOW, car design would start with a battery, and you'd build the car around that.

Posted by: Archimedes at November 07, 2022 11:37 AM (eOEVl)

245 If you’re wallowing around in details like operating and battery swaps etc, you’ve already stipulated the ruinous, disastrous false premise of the entire discussion. And this helps prolong the calamitous looting rent-seeking and totalitarian surge that is everything “climate change”.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 07, 2022 11:37 AM (u+/Fy)

246 Pepsi, a company with a notorious history of Michael Jackson setting himself on fire, will now be using EV with a notorious history of setting themselves on fire.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 07, 2022 11:37 AM (lf83v)

247 Not a regular EV, one of those kids' scooters made of pure Chinesium. You couldn't pay me to have one of those in my mouse.
Posted by: Ian S.
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Most lithium battery components if not the battery itself are made there. Our open borders types destroyed the US industry.

Posted by: whig at November 07, 2022 11:37 AM (CXr4y)

248 You want battery swapping? All the players will have to settle on ONE BATTERY DESIGN.
Kinda like the gas neck on a car. One design/size so ANY pump can fill it.

Same with swappable batteries. And they ain't there yet.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 07, 2022 11:33 AM (efydK)
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Yup. Standards will have to be a thing, which is a serious problem for EVs in a way that the gas fill pipe isn't for standard cars. They can't even agree on the *charging* interface right now, let alone the battery pack.

And the form factor is a problem. To allow for quick swapping, the car has to accommodate that. And to make them quickly swappable, the battery shape and size is a big problem and also has downstream effects on the shape and size of the car. With a cross-vendor swappable battery, the constraints are probably unacceptable because it will make vehicle design much more limited.

I could see in-vendor swapping schemes that could work, though.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 07, 2022 11:37 AM (DU+/6)

249 IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE, THEY DON'T MAKE 500 MILE LONG EXTENSION CORDS.

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at November 07, 2022 11:37 AM (pb6ET)

250 I hope it works but flaming Pepsi trucks on the highway would not be a good advertisement.

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Not as good as flaming hair.

Posted by: SH (No more Roe) at November 07, 2022 11:38 AM (sX1BW)

251 I blend my placenta into my fiancé’s smoothies — he thinks they’re delicious

https://tinyurl.com/5n8487zy

We live in a sick sick world.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at November 07, 2022 11:32 AM (pb6ET)

I am physically ill.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at November 07, 2022 11:38 AM (yHsuS)

252 233 Can we at least agree that Paul Pelosi took a blow to the head?


Sure. The question is when and how frequently.

Posted by: Floridachick at November 07, 2022 11:38 AM (Q87sy)

253 I'm getting tired of Elon Musk. Even his name. Makes me think of elephant smell at the zoo.

Posted by: Invisible Lady at November 07, 2022 11:38 AM (sI15f)

254 ...And the idea that battery packs of this size will just be swapped around like Pete Buttigieg at fire island is preposterous.
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Posted by: Thomas Bender at November 07, 2022 11:37 AM (vx0T+)

lol

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at November 07, 2022 11:38 AM (V6f9+)

255 These same people do the same thing and learn nothing

Posted by: Paul Pelosi for Senate at November 07, 2022 11:34 AM (Yu5nv)

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The humiliation is part of the kink

Posted by: ShainS -- The Humiliation is Part of the Kink at November 07, 2022 11:38 AM (UhNw4)

256 Are you allowed to take a running start from outside of the court to spike a set ? I don't think so.

Posted by: polynikes at November 07, 2022 11:39 AM (nQA9k)

257 Democrats keep on digging swearing that Clyde Shavers is a genuine military guy who's a straight shooter.

https://valorguardians.com/blog/?p=133317

Except Clyde's own father is calling him out as a teller of tall tales. The Navy says he was never a Nuc. And no one can prove his organization to fight homelessness ever existed.

But wait it gets better! He say's he's a lawyer but has never passed the state Bar Exam. No wonder the Democrats love him so.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 07, 2022 11:39 AM (QyjPi)

258 And it blows up and burns your vehicle to the ground. And your shop.

Unlike gasoline, which we all know never poses a fire hazard?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia


Those don't take 3 days to extinguish.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 07, 2022 11:39 AM (efydK)

259 222 Mentioned here before, I saw two couples, the husbands, evidently twins, elderly, at a charging station in Holbrook AZ, at a Burger King. They were driving matching Teslas, the wifeys weren't too happy, one lost a road map in the wind (as if a Tesla doesn't have nav aids). Heard one of the guys saying this was your idea, shut up.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at November 07, 2022 11:39 AM (lz5hY)

260 233 Can we at least agree that Paul Pelosi took a blow to the head?


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Has it been proven that this even happened?

Posted by: Invisible Lady at November 07, 2022 11:39 AM (sI15f)

261 >>>Just wait until NASCAR goes EV. With charging times the Daytona 500 will take a week to complete.

>But isn't this where this kind of cutting edge technology is supposed to be developed and tested? F1, Indycar, Nascar. Where's the Biden Administration?

Posted by: Dr. Bone at November 07, 2022 11:39 AM (geVLo)

262 @241


>>Unlike gasoline, which we all know never poses a fire hazard?

The real test would be to let the Ice Road Truckers test these EV's for a year.

It would be hysterical.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at November 07, 2022 11:39 AM (vx0T+)

263 I have some lithium batteries in the house (it's difficult not to) but I keep them under 50% charge.
Which kind of defeats the purpose, admittedly.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, waxing philosilical at November 07, 2022 11:39 AM (jTmQV)

264 209
'If any governor deserves to lose in 2022, it is Jabba the Pritzker of IL.'

That won't happen in the State of Chicagoland.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at November 07, 2022 11:39 AM (Hszs6)

265 The Pepsi Tesla will be a success. It won't carry actual Pepsi product however. It'll instead have a payload of one 250KW diesel generator set.
Posted by: Roy at November 07, 2022 11:29 AM (SCeYK)


Progs tell us that the Pepsi Tesla truck will be successful because instead of carrying 20,000 lbs of soda, it will be carrying 20,000 lbs of tissue paper, which everyone knows, is much lighter.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 07, 2022 11:39 AM (anj39)

266 Elon Musk also spells Noel Skum.

Merry Christmas, you filthy bastard.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 07, 2022 11:40 AM (lf83v)

267 It's probably crap. No way placenta would blend well into a drink.

Posted by: Robert at November 07, 2022 11:36 AM (sB1rp)


it's either frozen or dehydrated, or both

Posted by: kallisto at November 07, 2022 11:40 AM (dCxaZ)

268 I know it is mostly an obscure sport in the USA outside of Cali and Florida but, wait till there are biological males playing in national women water polo teams. I'd like to see the great Ashley Johnson stop those shots. Not to mention the brutal wrestling and grappling mostly underwater.

Posted by: Floridachick
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When I played water polo, if the goalie was good and getting too many blocks we would start what we called "Goalie Absorption." This is where you quit trying to get the ball by him and start aiming directly at him. Makes them shy away and then you can start scoring points and it was effective. Water polo is a very nasty sport.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at November 07, 2022 11:40 AM (u4CEu)

269 One of our pastors has been teaching the Book of Daniel. We've just got to the part where Nebuchadezzar goes insane and is eating grass.

I read that, and then compare it to the madness which seems to have infected the US.

But, of course, there's no comparison, because we, as a nation, have not forgotten GOD and become proud in our hearts....oh, wait...

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at November 07, 2022 11:40 AM (jP603)

270 Unlike gasoline, which we all know never poses a fire hazard?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia
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Believe it or not, gasoline fluid fires are relatively easy to put out. It is the vapors that can cause explosions. Also any materials released from the fire are not particularly hazardous. Lithium batteries, I would suggest discussing the matter with a local firefighter. In essence, the firefighters are there simply to keep the fire from spreading. If your electric lithium powered gizmo catches fire, its gone effectively.

Posted by: whig at November 07, 2022 11:40 AM (CXr4y)

271 Just wait until NASCAR goes EV. With charging times the Daytona 500 will take a week to complete.
Posted by: Daytona International Snoozeway at November 07, 2022 11:33 AM (pLSJi)
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They "solve" that problem in Formula E by swapping cars during the race. Run one down, pit out, jump into an identical car, re-enter.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 07, 2022 11:40 AM (DU+/6)

272 "If your hair caught fire because your Pepsi Tesla rig caught fire, call Morris Bart! One call that's all!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 07, 2022 11:40 AM (QyjPi)

273 Elon Musk has been and is a plus positive for the USA by a good percentage IMHO.

Posted by: polynikes at November 07, 2022 11:40 AM (nQA9k)

274 >>> You want battery swapping? All the players will have to settle on ONE BATTERY DESIGN.
Kinda like the gas neck on a car. One design/size so ANY pump can fill it.

Same with swappable batteries. And they ain't there yet.
Posted by: rickb223
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Ideal place to swap batteries would be the delivery dock. It could be done while the trailer is being off loaded.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at November 07, 2022 11:40 AM (46KNC)

275
Progs tell us that the Pepsi Tesla truck will be successful because instead of carrying 20,000 lbs of soda, it will be carrying 20,000 lbs of tissue paper, which everyone knows, is much lighter.
Posted by: Diogenes at November 07, 2022 11:39 AM (anj39)

The science is settled

Posted by: AlaBAMA at November 07, 2022 11:40 AM (VJFAr)

276 Two hundred miles a day is a good number for a five county delivery truck. It would be difficult for that route to run up 200 miles.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at November 07, 2022 11:33 AM


200 miles for a delivery route will not work in most of the State of Texas. That would be fine for the big cities, but nowhere else in the state.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at November 07, 2022 11:40 AM (bVYXr)

277 >>>66 Dads - do not let your daughters compete against men when their safety is at risk.
Posted by: SH (No more Roe) at November 07, 2022 11:12 AM (sX1BW)

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Many years ago my brother used to play on a co-ed softball team. Throwing the ball back in from the outfield to the girl playing second base, well, he threw it hard enough that it broke the the girl's thumb on her glove hand. He quit playing co-ed after that.

Posted by: Turn two at November 07, 2022 11:40 AM (JfxgE)

278 267 It's probably crap. No way placenta would blend well into a drink.

Posted by: Robert at November 07, 2022 11:36 AM (sB1rp)

it's either frozen or dehydrated, or both
Posted by: kallisto
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Hey, I am eating lunch here.

Posted by: whig at November 07, 2022 11:41 AM (CXr4y)

279 'If any governor deserves to lose in 2022, it is Jabba the Pritzker of IL.'

That won't happen in the State of Chicagoland.
Posted by: Dr. Claw
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No, it's not.

Those of us in southern IL know this.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at November 07, 2022 11:41 AM (I+3SI)

280 All batteries are fire hazards.

EV batteries even more so.


EV batteries aren't any more dangerous than any other Li-Ion. There are plenty of instances of laptops and phones starting house fires as well, especially if you use a Chinese replacement charger from Amazon instead of the OEM. People don't realize that anything that recharges now is probably dangerous in some way.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 07, 2022 11:41 AM (ZGrMX)

281 They are seriously violent people who will get more violent.

Andy Ngo documented that a remarkably high fraction of people arrested at the 2020 riots in Portland were trannies, even though even in Portland, they are a tiny, tiny fraction of the population.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 07, 2022 11:41 AM (KCOCK)

282 The US Air Force does two things really well...keeping soldiers from being bombed by enemy airplanes (for which I am eternally grateful) and serving as the butt of a great many jokes. But in this case, they get back!
Sky designs!
https://tinyurl.com/ddnxb6wm

Posted by: Diogenes at November 07, 2022 11:36 AM (anj39)

Oh FFS, fox.

Picture caption: NORAD F-22 Raptors, supported by KC-135 Stratotankers. (NORAD)

Captioned picture: F-22 Raptor pictured with Tupolev Tu-95

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at November 07, 2022 11:41 AM (yHsuS)

283 Posted by: ShainS -- The Humiliation is Part of the Kink at November 07, 2022 11:31 AM (UhNw4).

You probably jest, but they did reach out with grief counseling in Nov 2016. I remember coming in that Wed, giddy, just about doing the Snoopy happy dance and a bunch of the coworkers were shocked and grieving.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at November 07, 2022 11:42 AM (3cGpq)

284 it's either frozen or dehydrated, or both
Posted by: kallisto
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Hey, I am eating lunch here.
Posted by: whig at November 07, 2022 11:41 AM (CXr4y)

Try the all-new Placentanator Burger!

Posted by: McMedical at November 07, 2022 11:42 AM (pLSJi)

285 Hey, I am eating lunch here.
Posted by: whig at November 07, 2022 11:41 AM (CXr4y)
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Eating while reading the HQ is generally understood to be a high-risk activity. Caveat emptor!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 07, 2022 11:42 AM (DU+/6)

286 Every dollar Elon sucks out of the us government is another dollar they can't use to harasses us or buy votes.

Posted by: Shiggz (defective slave) at November 07, 2022 11:42 AM (0SrVS)

287 264 209
'If any governor deserves to lose in 2022, it is Jabba the Pritzker of IL.'

That won't happen in the State of Chicagoland.
Posted by: Dr. Claw
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Too bad. People in downstate don't deserve it. Chicago has ruined that fine state.

Posted by: whig at November 07, 2022 11:42 AM (CXr4y)

288 As far as universal batteries etc. A big sales competition for warehouse charter *your* battery installation terminal.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at November 07, 2022 11:42 AM (46KNC)

289 Electric vehicles are just an engineering problem and Musk seems pretty good at approaching those.

Electric semis cannot weigh more than DOT limit of 82k pounds in combination. Is it possible the semi itself weighs more than a similarly capable diesel and thus it costs some cargo weight? Sure. But diesels are pretty darn heavy themselves.

I think that we have lots of use cases for vehicles and electric trucks are one of them. They won't replace all trucks.

Posted by: blaster at November 07, 2022 11:43 AM (pwExq)

290 Yup. Standards will have to be a thing, which is a serious problem for EVs in a way that the gas fill pipe isn't for standard cars. They can't even agree on the *charging* interface right now, let alone the battery pack.

I could see in-vendor swapping schemes that could work, though.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 07, 2022 11:37 AM (DU+/6)
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Agree but right now there is no incentive for vendors to do so. They are too busy gorging on subsidies and rent-seeking that favors being the Big New Thing (even if it's pure PR). If EV companies had to compete on a level playing field, they would already be trying to formulate standards -- because if they didn't, they'd all go broke. But that process ain't gonna happen when garbage companies like Rivian have billion-dollar market caps despite never having sold any real products.

Posted by: Elric Blade at November 07, 2022 11:43 AM (iFTx/)

291 >>Unlike gasoline, which we all know never poses a fire hazard?

The real test would be to let the Ice Road Truckers test these EV's for a year.

It would be hysterical.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at November 07, 2022


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Isn't diesel hard to ignite? It has to be under pressure, which is why diesel engines have to be built to such high standards. When GM tried to convert gas engine blocks to diesel usage in the '70s the engines all failed earlier than expected.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 07, 2022 11:43 AM (J2vNu)

292 Andy Ngo documented that a remarkably high fraction of people arrested at the 2020 riots in Portland were trannies, even though even in Portland, they are a tiny, tiny fraction of the population.

That's actually kind of fascinating. I assume they're trannies for political reasons, which is the worst possible reason to chop off your dick.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 07, 2022 11:43 AM (ZGrMX)

293 Eating while reading the HQ is generally understood to be a high-risk activity. Caveat emptor!
Posted by: Joe Mannix
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I guess I should thank them for helping me with cutting back on eating.

Posted by: whig at November 07, 2022 11:43 AM (CXr4y)

294 Have to admire Elon. The half of the country that loves him right now hates his subsidies, and the half that hates him subsidizes him.

Posted by: SH (No more Roe) at November 07, 2022 11:43 AM (sX1BW)

295 292 That's actually kind of fascinating. I assume they're trannies for political reasons, which is the worst possible reason to chop off your dick.
Posted by: Ian S. at November 07, 2022 11:43 AM (ZGrMX)

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Or, antifa preys on the mentally ill.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, drinking whiskey and getting into fights with Sam Peckinpah at November 07, 2022 11:44 AM (LvTSG)

296 this truck will have a range of 500 miles

500 miles is nice, but then what? You would need to park next to the Hoover Dam to have enough power to charge it up in half an hour.

Posted by: t-bird at November 07, 2022 11:44 AM (dNNCD)

297 Lithium batteries, I would suggest discussing the matter with a local firefighter.

My wife did some of the Navy's research into exactly what happens in a Li battery fire. The gases given off are deadly. For that reason, submarines don't allow them.

Posted by: Archimedes at November 07, 2022 11:44 AM (eOEVl)

298 Every dollar Elon sucks out of the us government is another dollar they can't use to harasses us or buy votes.
Posted by: Shiggz


Problem is, he can't suck enough out. Not when the printing press goes "brrrrrrrrrrrrrr".

Posted by: rickb223 at November 07, 2022 11:44 AM (efydK)

299 Joe Dan Gorman has a new election special Intellectual Froglegs
https://tinyurl.com/32ru3kyj

Posted by: cjhmhch at November 07, 2022 11:44 AM (eSgwh)

300 And the idea that battery packs of this size will just be swapped around like Pete Buttigieg at fire island is preposterous.

Again, this is all a marxist fantasy.
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To be fair, the Marxists are really just fantasizing about everyone starving to death, while they imagines xerselves as party bosses, driving around in a 1960's muscle cars.

Posted by: I'm not a Marxist, but I understand the pathology at November 07, 2022 11:44 AM (OUDkn)

301 Yep, that's a Bear the F-22 is escorting.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 07, 2022 11:44 AM (QyjPi)

302
Those don't take 3 days to extinguish.
Posted by: rickb223
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Nor spontaneously combust.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 07, 2022 11:44 AM (vILiQ)

303
It's probably crap. No way placenta would blend well into a drink.

Posted by: Robert at November 07, 2022 11:36 AM


gotta sous vide that siht

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 07, 2022 11:45 AM (ENBF0)

304 When GM tried to convert gas engine blocks to diesel usage in the '70s the engines all failed earlier than expected.

GM had a lot of bad ideas in the late 70s. The mechanical cylinder deactivation is probably the funniest - you can do that trivially with electronic control of everything, but not otherwise.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 07, 2022 11:45 AM (ZGrMX)

305 If you lick a lithium 9volt does it stabilize your mood?

Posted by: Bipolarist at November 07, 2022 11:45 AM (pLSJi)

306 it's either frozen or dehydrated, or both
Posted by: kallisto
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Hey, I am eating lunch here.
Posted by: whig

Try the all-new Placentanator Burger!
Posted by: McMedical

Come dine at our newest Womb to Table bistro. All of our placentas are locally sourced from non smoking, non drinking humanoids.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 07, 2022 11:45 AM (LsEU/)

307 >>> I predict this incident will be the bloody shirt that the suburban wine moms of America will wave
Posted by: kallisto
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It should be a bloody shirt waved against males competing with females.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at November 07, 2022 11:45 AM (46KNC)

308 Try the all-new Placentanator Burger!
Posted by: McMedical at November 07, 2022 11:42 AM (pLSJi)

I don't know if it will sell, but ya know what they say in the burger bidness? When in doubt add cheese and bacon.

Posted by: Robert at November 07, 2022 11:45 AM (sB1rp)

309 Bruh.

We haz endless dollars.

Posted by: Congress at November 07, 2022 11:45 AM (WdyQe)

310 @274

>>Ideal place to swap batteries would be the delivery dock. It could be done while the trailer is being off loaded.

This is impractical, swapping, storing and charging a multi-thousand pound battery pack will be impossible save for comapnies like WalMart and perhaps Target.

Again, this is all stupid, impractical, costly and entirely predicated on a lie.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at November 07, 2022 11:45 AM (vx0T+)

311 If batteries are swappable, how do the insurance companies cover that?

If you have a fire after a battery swap, who gets to cover the cost?

I could see one of those very heavy batteries being damaged during the swap process.

And if you don't have the original battery you started out with, what about warranties? A replacement battery is mega bucks but how can they charge you for it if it's not original equipment?

Posted by: Just Lily at November 07, 2022 11:45 AM (OQ5dn)

312 Wouldn't take an EV if they gave me one...already have a golf cart.

Posted by: BignJames at November 07, 2022 11:46 AM (AwYPR)

313 Is the placenta from a vegan considered vegan too?

Posted by: Roy at November 07, 2022 11:46 AM (SCeYK)

314 Agree but right now there is no incentive for vendors to do so. They are too busy gorging on subsidies and rent-seeking that favors being the Big New Thing (even if it's pure PR). If EV companies had to compete on a level playing field, they would already be trying to formulate standards -- because if they didn't, they'd all go broke. But that process ain't gonna happen when garbage companies like Rivian have billion-dollar market caps despite never having sold any real products.
Posted by: Elric Blade at November 07, 2022 11:43 AM (iFTx/)
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Yup, and there will probably never be incentive to do so. Take an unsubsidized business with a similar phenomenon: computer motherboards.

Their sizes are (mostly) standardized, but the layout is not beyond the expansion slot locations. Headers for things like fans differ wildly. Front-panel connectors (for your power light, power button, etc.) don't have the same pin block. Hooking up front panel switches and lights is a pain in the ass because they're all individual connectors. Why are they not in a nice big, chunky pin block that's easy to plug in? Because the pin ordering isn't standard.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 07, 2022 11:46 AM (DU+/6)

315 Speaking of Michael . . .

University Investigating Professor For Cultural Appropriation Over Michael Jackson Costume…

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 07, 2022 11:46 AM (FVME7)

316 Next will be the Beyond Placenta Burger made from 100% grass.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 07, 2022 11:46 AM (QyjPi)

317 That's actually kind of fascinating. I assume they're trannies for political reasons, which is the worst possible reason to chop off your dick.

Trannies are in a fundamental revolt against objective reality, which leads to political violence.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 07, 2022 11:46 AM (KCOCK)

318 273 Elon Musk has been and is a plus positive for the USA by a good percentage IMHO.
Posted by: polynikes at November 07, 2022 11:40 AM (nQA9k)

He has his faults, but I tend to agree with you.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at November 07, 2022 11:47 AM (BdMk6)

319 Knew a softball coach who's rule was no lesbians on the team. I can understand his reasoning.

So what you're saying is he never fielded a team.
Posted by: We all know about girls softball players at November 07, 2022 11:18 AM (pLSJi)


Actually the year before I became the hitting coach, they wont a national title. (Not Div I though)

Posted by: Diogenes at November 07, 2022 11:47 AM (anj39)

320 313 Is the placenta from a vegan considered vegan too?
Posted by: Roy at November 07, 2022 11:46 AM (SCeYK)

Vegan-sourced.

Posted by: Truth in advertising at November 07, 2022 11:47 AM (pLSJi)

321 Yesterday, as I was walking around Bethesda, I noticed For Lease signs on almost every building both residential and commercial. There are multiple giant buildings under construction. This is one of the bluest areas in the entire country. They are still going about their business like nothing has changed. They seem to think that the prosperity of the last administration was here to stay and they could worry about masks, tranny rights and climate change.
Think they are in for a rude awakening.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at November 07, 2022 11:47 AM (Y+l9t)

322 I think that we have lots of use cases for vehicles and electric trucks are one of them.

They won't replace all trucks.
Posted by: blaster


Yeah. They will. Government has already decreed it. Regardless of how well they work.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 07, 2022 11:47 AM (efydK)

323 Vote 'em out (vote 'em out)
Vote 'em out (vote 'em out)
And when they're gone, we'll sing and dance and shout
Bring some new ones in
And we'll start the show again
And if you don't like who's in there, vote 'em out
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I voted last Tuesday.
Lot of people there
voting, voting, voting

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at November 07, 2022 11:47 AM (46KNC)

324 That's actually kind of fascinating. I assume they're trannies for political reasons, which is the worst possible reason to chop off your dick.

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Name a lessor possible reason for chopping off your dick?

Posted by: SH (No more Roe) at November 07, 2022 11:47 AM (sX1BW)

325 To me, eating placenta is halfway to cannibalism.

Posted by: Augustine at November 07, 2022 11:47 AM (BDZWU)

326 I don't know if anyone has seen this, but the newest line in the election denialism of the press is this:

"The same election machines that were completely impregnable to hacking in 2020 will be hacked in 2022."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, drinking whiskey and getting into fights with Sam Peckinpah at November 07, 2022 11:47 AM (LvTSG)

327 @296 with a Tesla SEMI charger the claim is that it can recharge for 400 miles in 30 minutes. Doesn't need to be by Hoover Dam.

I am not white knighting for Musk but at least let's work from the same set of facts.

Posted by: blaster at November 07, 2022 11:47 AM (pwExq)

328 296 this truck will have a range of 500 miles

500 miles is nice, but then what? You would need to park next to the Hoover Dam to have enough power to charge it up in half an hour.
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Maybe the trailer can be one big-ass battery!!! That will give you the range!.

What about cargo you say? ...what cargo?


Posted by: Elons dip shits at November 07, 2022 11:47 AM (HVkiO)

329 Lithium Battery fires are a Class B Fire . Correct me if I'm wrong but we do have chemical extinguishers that can put those fires out right?

Posted by: polynikes at November 07, 2022 11:48 AM (nQA9k)

330 It takes up to 20k to swap out batteries in a sedan, its going to be 50+ thousand to swap out a truck set, probably closer to 100k, because the entire truck has to be lifted off the batteries, then pay to dispose of them in addition to the cost to buy replacement.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 07, 2022 11:48 AM (Ivdso)

331 Musk would like every human to have a chip implanted in their skulls. He sounds like a nice guy.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at November 07, 2022 11:48 AM (pb6ET)

332 And the idea that battery packs of this size will just be swapped around like Pete Buttigieg at fire island is preposterous.

Again, this is all a marxist fantasy.
==

Bingo! The Ford truck's battery goes from tailgate to the front of the cab and is the width of inside tire to inside tire. That truck can't tow a 8000 pound trailer more than 150 miles before going to zero. A semi battery towing 60,000 for 500 miles would be humongous.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at November 07, 2022 11:49 AM (u4CEu)

333 312 Wouldn't take an EV if they gave me one...already have a golf cart


Xactly what I told my husband when he brought up buying an EV: He'd be driving an overpriced golf cart.

Hasn't mentioned it since.

Posted by: Floridachick at November 07, 2022 11:49 AM (Q87sy)

334 Sky designs!
https://tinyurl.com/ddnxb6wm

Posted by: Diogenes at November 07, 2022 11:36 AM (anj39)

Oh FFS, fox.

Picture caption: NORAD F-22 Raptors, supported by KC-135 Stratotankers. (NORAD)

Captioned picture: F-22 Raptor pictured with Tupolev Tu-95
Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at November 07, 2022 11:41 AM (yHsuS)
***

Yeah. You have to go into the story.
This is another example of FOX being idiots with their pictures and headlines. They really are stupid on military matters.
And, I thought the link would go straight to the story.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 07, 2022 11:49 AM (anj39)

335 Trannies are in a fundamental revolt against objective reality, which leads to political violence.

It also means that the Left has to keep complete control over the means of communication, because saying anything "anti-trans" is Literal Violence, which can and will lead directly to the deaths of trans people.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 07, 2022 11:49 AM (KCOCK)

336 This is impractical, swapping, storing and charging a multi-thousand pound battery pack will be impossible save for comapnies like WalMart and perhaps Target.

Untrained people filling cars with gas was impossible until it wasn't. If they're smart, they set it up so a forklift can do it and pretty much every endpoint for semis has plenty of those.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 07, 2022 11:49 AM (ZGrMX)

337 >>>500 miles is nice, but then what? You would need to park next to the Hoover Dam to have enough power to charge it up in half an hour.

Posted by: t-bird

>If it don't catch on fire from the intense of being super-charged.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at November 07, 2022 11:49 AM (geVLo)

338 Polenta>Placenta

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 07, 2022 11:50 AM (lf83v)

339 256 Are you allowed to take a running start from outside of the court to spike a set ? I don't think so.
Posted by: polynikes at November 07, 2022 11:39 AM (nQA9k)

His approach was actually perfect.

Posted by: Invisible Lady at November 07, 2022 11:50 AM (sI15f)

340 Bruh.

We haz endless dollars.
Posted by: Congress at November 07, 2022 11:45 AM (WdyQe)

*Fist bump*

Posted by: Federal Reserve at November 07, 2022 11:50 AM (sB1rp)

341 305
'If you lick a lithium 9volt does it stabilize your mood?'
Try it and get back to us.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at November 07, 2022 11:50 AM (Hszs6)

342 245 If you’re wallowing around in details like operating and battery swaps etc, you’ve already stipulated the ruinous, disastrous false premise of the entire discussion. And this helps prolong the calamitous looting rent-seeking and totalitarian surge that is everything “climate change”.
Posted by: rhomboid
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Back of envelope calculations is that there is simply not enough lithium reserves than can be accessed to supply the world with batteries substituting for IC for transportation. Might be able to do it with some sort of nuclear-electric devices used in spacecraft but never really made any calculations.

Posted by: whig at November 07, 2022 11:50 AM (CXr4y)

343 Musk would like every human to have a chip implanted in their skulls. He sounds like a nice guy.
Posted by: Maj. Healey
___

"But, he makes nice cars, and HE BOUGHT TWITTER!"

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at November 07, 2022 11:50 AM (I+3SI)

344 @swa the lead time on construction means that it hasn't hit yet. It's coming.

Right now The DC area is in a weird suspension of gravity on commercial real estate pricing. You are better off with 100,000 feet of unleased space at $75 a foot than you are with the same amount leased at $50.

But as you note an awakening is on its way.

Posted by: blaster at November 07, 2022 11:50 AM (pwExq)

345 Their sizes are (mostly) standardized, but the layout is not beyond the expansion slot locations. Headers for things like fans differ wildly. Front-panel connectors (for your power light, power button, etc.) don't have the same pin block. Hooking up front panel switches and lights is a pain in the ass because they're all individual connectors. Why are they not in a nice big, chunky pin block that's easy to plug in? Because the pin ordering isn't standard.
Posted by: Joe Mannix

But the power cord that plugs 🔌 into the wall, is.
That's where standardization is.

Every flashlight is different as far as turning on, but AA flashlights take AA batteries.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 07, 2022 11:50 AM (efydK)

346 Trannies are angry , violent people because they are mentally ill and have a chip on their shoulder.

Posted by: polynikes at November 07, 2022 11:50 AM (nQA9k)

347 300 And the idea that battery packs of this size will just be swapped around like Pete Buttigieg at fire island is preposterous.

Again, this is all a marxist fantasy.
=
To be fair, the Marxists are really just fantasizing about everyone starving to death, while they imagines xerselves as party bosses, driving around in a 1960's muscle cars.
Posted by: I'm not a Marxist, but I understand the pathology



What they'll get is the World of Fallout.

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 07, 2022 11:50 AM (sAmhv)

348 >intense heat

I hate my editor.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at November 07, 2022 11:51 AM (geVLo)

349 Suppose you take the old understanding that tattoos were a marker of a violent or criminal person. Who got tattoos 100 years ago?

Now, extend that to a person who would significantly mutilate their body?

Would you say a man who cut off his finger merely because he thought he should only have 3 was not only insane but also violent?

If he would do that to himself, is there any limit on what he would do to you? Especially when the threat of reciprocity is removed?

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at November 07, 2022 11:51 AM (5EnGD)

350 'If any governor deserves to lose in 2022, it is Jabba the Pritzker of IL.'
That won't happen in the State of Chicagoland.
Posted by: Dr. Claw

What happens if there is an upset in Illinois and a Gov. loses re-election? Do they go straight to jail, or do they get a trial?

Posted by: lowandslow at November 07, 2022 11:51 AM (qH6FZ)

351 And, I thought the link would go straight to the story.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 07, 2022 11:49 AM (anj39)

Weird. Now the the link goes straight to the story. And that pic does not come up.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at November 07, 2022 11:51 AM (yHsuS)

352 The most dangerous place in the world is between Michelle and the placenta bar.

Posted by: Barak Obama at November 07, 2022 11:51 AM (u4CEu)

353 hat's actually kind of fascinating. I assume they're trannies for political reasons, which is the worst possible reason to chop off your dick.
==
Um, so the only "good" reason would be what, penile cancer? What kind of reality distortion event horizon have you crossed where you think I'mma amputate healthy parts off and that'll make me better.

FFS that we even have this conversation on a national level means we ain't voting our way out of this shit. This is a culture in its death throes. Its a financial system in its death throes. Its a political system in its death throes. The fix is going to have to be a miracle, or a slate wipe on the order of SMOD and rebuilding, with personal honor, virtue and civility restored to standards of universal behavior. This calvin ball No Rulz bullshit is hell on earth.

Posted by: I'm not a Marxist, but I understand the pathology at November 07, 2022 11:51 AM (xDzx8)

354 Assuming the forklift operator is a virtuoso who can drop the pack precisely ...

American Airlines lost a whole DC-10 and passengers using a forklift to place a whole engine on the wing just to save time.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 07, 2022 11:51 AM (QyjPi)

355 Placenta polenta noventa ochenta!

Posted by: The slap at November 07, 2022 11:52 AM (pLSJi)

356 GM had a lot of bad ideas in the late 70s. The mechanical cylinder deactivation is probably the funniest - you can do that trivially with electronic control of everything, but not otherwise.
Posted by: Ian S. at November 07, 2022 1


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Imagine if, back then, GM or any of the Big Three had tried the Automatic Stop-Start arrangement of so many cars today. Their starters would have worn out in record time, and there would have been a lot of disabled cars blocking intersections.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 07, 2022 11:52 AM (J2vNu)

357 What happens if there is an upset in Illinois and a Gov. loses re-election? Do they go straight to jail, or do they get a trial?
Posted by: lowandslow
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Pritzker going to jail? Not likely.

Way too much money he has to ever let that happen.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at November 07, 2022 11:52 AM (I+3SI)

358 336
'If they're smart, they set it up so a forklift can do it and pretty much every endpoint for semis has plenty of those.'

You'd still be optimizing an energy source that will remain inferior to internal combustion.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at November 07, 2022 11:52 AM (Hszs6)

359 Got too excited

Posted by: The slap chop guy at November 07, 2022 11:52 AM (pLSJi)

360 Trannies are angry , violent people because they are mentally ill and have a chip on their shoulder.
____________

Ooh! I know. Let's put them in the military with access to lethal weapons!

Posted by: Joe Biden at November 07, 2022 11:52 AM (lf83v)

361 the problem with swapping out batteries is that they are so bulky and heavy that they have to be evenly distributed across the body of the vehicle (under the engine etc) so you have to lift the entire body off the truck to get at them. This isn't just beyond the capabilities of most garages, it takes hours.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 07, 2022 11:53 AM (Ivdso)

362 Untrained people filling cars with gas was impossible until it wasn't. If they're smart, they set it up so a forklift can do it and pretty much every endpoint for semis has plenty of those.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 07, 2022 11:49 AM (ZGrMX)

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Musk discussed this idea in a biography I read about him years ago. You would drive the vehicle over an open pit, and the battery removal and installation process would be robotic and automated.

Posted by: ShainS -- The Humiliation is Part of the Kink at November 07, 2022 11:53 AM (UhNw4)

363 200 miles for a delivery route will not work in most of the State of Texas. That would be fine for the big cities, but nowhere else in the state.
Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at November 07, 2022 11:40 AM (bVYXr)
----------------------------

That's about 10,000,000 people.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at November 07, 2022 11:53 AM (46KNC)

364 352 The most dangerous place in the world is between Michelle and the placenta bar.
Posted by: Barak Obama



Placenta and vodka mixed together is delightful! (hic)

Posted by: Hillary at November 07, 2022 11:54 AM (sAmhv)

365 FFS that we even have this conversation on a national level means we ain't voting our way out of this shit. This is a culture in its death throes. Its a financial system in its death throes. Its a political system in its death throes. The fix is going to have to be a miracle, or a slate wipe on the order of SMOD and rebuilding, with personal honor, virtue and civility restored to standards of universal behavior. This calvin ball No Rulz bullshit is hell on earth.
___

Only Jesus' return will fix everything.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at November 07, 2022 11:54 AM (I+3SI)

366 'If you lick a lithium 9volt does it stabilize your mood?'
Try it and get back to us.
Posted by: Dr. Claw at November 07, 2022


* Tries it *
Dugga-dugga-dugga-dugga

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 07, 2022 11:54 AM (J2vNu)

367 That Tesla truck will only get a 500 mile range once they install the sails on the sides, solar panels on the top of the cargo, and a downhill run from Pike's Peak.
Posted by: Barney from PBS at November 07, 2022 11:06 AM (2waQ7)

The problem with electric vehicles is weight, specifically the weight of the battery. Some models of Tesla car weigh about 6000 pounds, and as much as 40% of that is battery. So 40% of the electricity you pay for is used to haul around the storage medium.

I drive a Suburban. It weighs around 6000 pounds. It has a 50 gallon fuel tank that weighs about 40 pounds empty, and about 350 pounds full. So, with a full tank, 6% of the vehicle's weight is fuel and tank, so only 6% of the energy I pay for is used to haul that energy and its storage medium around. And even that small fraction diminishes as the fuel in the tank is consumed.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 07, 2022 11:54 AM (Oe28M)

368 If a Republican Congress wants to halt the transgenderism madness, all it needs to do is repeal the clause in the Obamacare bill that requires insurers to pay for "gender transition" treatments and surgeries. That money is fueling the beast; turn off that spigot, and the incentive to herd confused young people into transition programs will disappear.
This fix is simple, discrete, and will be fought tooth and nail by the the Democratic Party - which is fine, for it will make them own this lunacy.

Posted by: Nemo at November 07, 2022 11:54 AM (S6ArX)

369 The joke was, all Illinois Govenor's eventually go to jail.

Posted by: lowandslow at November 07, 2022 11:54 AM (qH6FZ)

370 Would you say a man who cut off his finger merely because he thought he should only have 3 was not only insane but also violent?

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at November 07, 2022 11:51 AM (5EnGD)


But if he cut off his finger, wouldn't he then have only 2?

Posted by: Homer Simpson at November 07, 2022 11:54 AM (FJYfm)

371 Placenta polenta noventa ochenta!
Posted by: The slap at November 07, 2022


***
Suddenly the idea of "polenta" for lunch is . . . unappetizing.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 07, 2022 11:55 AM (J2vNu)

372 @336

>>Untrained people filling cars with gas was impossible until it wasn't. If they're smart, they set it up so a forklift can do it and pretty much every endpoint for semis has plenty of those.


Changing out a semi-battery pack will be orders of magnitude more complex, time consuming and dangerous than taking a nozzle from a pump, putting into a fill spout and pressing a trigger.


Again, this all stupid and it's predicated on a lie, so I'm not going to be playing around with thinking through the problem or looking for a solution for this nonsense.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at November 07, 2022 11:55 AM (vx0T+)

373 Hey, baby.

Your placenta or mine?

Posted by: Cocktail Lounge Larry at November 07, 2022 11:55 AM (lf83v)

374 Ooh! I know. Let's put them in the military with access to lethal weapons!
Posted by: Joe Biden
___

Even better, put them in charge.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at November 07, 2022 11:55 AM (I+3SI)

375 346 Trannies are angry , violent people because they are mentally ill and have a chip on their shoulder.
Posted by: polynikes at November 07, 2022 11:50 AM (nQA9k)

NO WE DON'T!!!!

Posted by: That guy what yelled call me maam at November 07, 2022 11:55 AM (L5Tc7)

376 so you have to lift the entire body off the truck to get at them. This isn't just beyond the capabilities of most garages, it takes hours.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 07, 2022 11:53 AM (Ivdso)


You are presuming that it isn't designed to be swapped.

If the plan is to swap battery packs (I don't believe that is the plan) then the design would facilitate that.

Posted by: blaster at November 07, 2022 11:55 AM (pwExq)

377 356 DIVCO had a milk truck mimicking old horse drawn milk carts. Driver would get out, deliver to the doorstep, and the truck would move (hopefully) to the next house. Didn't work out.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at November 07, 2022 11:55 AM (lz5hY)

378 Isn't diesel hard to ignite? It has to be under pressure, which is why diesel engines have to be built to such high standards. When GM tried to convert gas engine blocks to diesel usage in the '70s the engines all failed earlier than expected.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 07, 2022 11:43 AM (J2vNu)

19.5 to 1 compression. Modern gas engines are around 8.5 to 1.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at November 07, 2022 11:55 AM (OgrpQ)

379 FFS that we even have this conversation on a national level means we ain't voting our way out of this shit.

Only about 20% of the population at most believes the trans cr*p, which is why the Left has to maintain control over communication.

There is no "conversation on a national level" - there is mandated speech arising solely from a handful of deep Blue institutions.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 07, 2022 11:55 AM (KCOCK)

380 Their sizes are (mostly) standardized, but the layout is not beyond the expansion slot locations. Headers for things like fans differ wildly. Front-panel connectors (for your power light, power button, etc.) don't have the same pin block. Hooking up front panel switches and lights is a pain in the ass because they're all individual connectors. Why are they not in a nice big, chunky pin block that's easy to plug in? Because the pin ordering isn't standard.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 07, 2022 11:46 AM (DU+/6)
_________________

Yea I used to built my own computers starting with the motherboards . . . . well, not from scratch, but I would replace the motherboard in an existing computer and along with that the CPUs, etc. Real pain in the ass and there was so much variation even from the same vendors.

Posted by: Elric Blade at November 07, 2022 11:56 AM (iFTx/)

381 Untrained people filling cars with gas was impossible until it wasn't. If they're smart, they set it up so a forklift can do it and pretty much every endpoint for semis has plenty of those.
Posted by: Ian S.
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Sorry Ian, have you actually seen how those forklift jockeys damage stuff already. Imagine poking a hole in an electric battery setup with a forklift fork. Fun times starting with a fire and perhaps frying the forklift operator via grounding out.

The energy density is simply not there and lithium battery technology is getting to be pretty mature.

Compressed nat gas or propane are far better fuels for local truck operations than lithium ion batteries. And diesel trumps gasoline, nat gas, or propane as far as cost and usefulness for big rigs hauling stuff.

Posted by: whig at November 07, 2022 11:56 AM (CXr4y)

382 365 FFS that we even have this conversation on a national level means we ain't voting our way out of this shit. This is a culture in its death throes. Its a financial system in its death throes. Its a political system in its death throes. The fix is going to have to be a miracle, or a slate wipe on the order of SMOD and rebuilding, with personal honor, virtue and civility restored to standards of universal behavior. This calvin ball No Rulz bullshit is hell on earth.
___

Only Jesus' return will fix everything.
Posted by: SMH at what's coming



Everything is Broken.

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 07, 2022 11:56 AM (sAmhv)

383 Even better, put them in charge.

Well since the tranny in charge of nuclear waste isn't in the news so far... so success?

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 07, 2022 11:56 AM (QyjPi)

384 The joke was, all Illinois Govenor's eventually go to jail.
Posted by: lowandslow
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All other IL Govs didn't have the scratch Pritzker has.

And yeah, I got the joke.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at November 07, 2022 11:56 AM (+tJ2U)

385 Brought up a few times these body ads with grotesque crap feak me out, and see and read horrible warfare

Posted by: Skip's phone at November 07, 2022 11:56 AM (NsQzT)

386 TESLA will come up with a fully automated system for battery replacement. No human will be involved. That will be the only way it is done. The vehicle will have to be designed for this battery swap ability. That will not be a trivial problem but quite doable.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at November 07, 2022 11:56 AM (u4CEu)

387 Ooh! I know. Let's put them in the military with access to lethal weapons!
Posted by: Joe Biden
___

Even better, put them in charge.
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at November 07, 2022 11:55 AM (I+3SI)

Introducing the USS Hello Kitty Hawk.

Posted by: The Reformed US Navy at November 07, 2022 11:57 AM (sB1rp)

388 You are presuming that it isn't designed to be swapped.

Even if it was modular so you, for example, swap the bottom sled off the truck, its going to take special equipment and expense and significant time to do. The batteries are literally a layer across the bottom of the vehicle, they cannot be swapped out quickly and easily because they weigh so much and how they are set up.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 07, 2022 11:57 AM (Ivdso)

389 The joke was, all Illinois Govenor's eventually go to jail.
_________

Dat's funny.

Posted by: Louisiana at November 07, 2022 11:57 AM (lf83v)

390 His approach was actually perfect.
Posted by: Invisible Lady at November 07, 2022 11:50 AM (sI15f)

He started almost from the stands. I've never seen that before. Not that I watch a lot of volleyball.

Posted by: polynikes at November 07, 2022 11:57 AM (nQA9k)

391 Hey, baby.

Your placenta or mine?

Posted by: Cocktail Lounge Larry at November 07, 2022 11:55 AM (lf83v)

Placenta, CA

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at November 07, 2022 11:57 AM (OgrpQ)

392 500 miles? Bullshit. Maybe unloaded, downhill with a 50 mph tailwind. Another government boondoggle Trump will have to shoot in the head.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 07, 2022 11:57 AM (eJn7u)

393 Speaking of insanity, trying to run a modern industrial economy on batteries is just plain nuts. Batteries are a terrible way to store energy. Yet somehow, we as a nation have become committed to this craziness. If the new Congress wants to save money, start by repealing the subsidies for battery-powered vehicles.

Posted by: Nemo at November 07, 2022 11:57 AM (S6ArX)

394 Dear Horde,

I am sorry to report this breaking news item that will materially affect your quality of life:

https://tinyurl.com/r9hkyy93

*sob*

Posted by: kallisto at November 07, 2022 11:57 AM (dCxaZ)

395 Here's a question - why, if parts don't make you what you are - do they cut off the parts that are primary and secondary sexual characteristics?

Why not cut off a pinky, call it done, and then say you are a woman, or a man?

Posted by: blaster at November 07, 2022 11:57 AM (pwExq)

396 Actually working finishing ulp a job today for a trucking company

Posted by: Skip's phone at November 07, 2022 11:57 AM (NsQzT)

397 Introducing the USS Hello Kitty Hawk.

Badtz Maru smart bombs?

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 07, 2022 11:58 AM (QyjPi)

398 Why not just take a Diesel/Electric Locomotive and put fucking tires on it? And add a steering wheel.

Posted by: Puddinhead at November 07, 2022 11:58 AM (z+/FQ)

399 This fix is simple, discrete, and will be fought tooth and nail by the the Democratic Party - which is fine, for it will make them own this lunacy.

Espousal of trans ideology is one of the things killing the Democratic Party politically.

However, it has become impossible for them to back off from that.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 07, 2022 11:58 AM (KCOCK)

400 I am sorry to report this breaking news item that will materially affect your quality of life:
___

Yeah, I don't think so.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at November 07, 2022 11:58 AM (+tJ2U)

401 Introducing the USS Hello Kitty Hawk.
___________

What about me, sweetums?

Posted by: USS Ronald Reagan Jr. at November 07, 2022 11:58 AM (lf83v)

402 Well since the tranny in charge of nuclear waste isn't in the news so far... so success?

They're dilating with plutonium rods?

Posted by: Ian S. at November 07, 2022 11:58 AM (ZGrMX)

403 [snip]

This calvin ball No Rulz bullshit is hell on earth.

Posted by: I'm not a Marxist, but I understand the pathology at November 07, 2022 11:51 AM (xDzx

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Excellent rant -- it literally has become the inmates running the asylum.

Posted by: ShainS -- The Humiliation is Part of the Kink at November 07, 2022 11:58 AM (UhNw4)

404 380 Their sizes are (mostly) standardized, but the layout is not beyond the expansion slot locations. Headers for things like fans differ wildly. Front-panel connectors (for your power light, power button, etc.) don't have the same pin block. Hooking up front panel switches and lights is a pain in the ass because they're all individual connectors. Why are they not in a nice big, chunky pin block that's easy to plug in? Because the pin ordering isn't standard.
Posted by: Joe Mannix
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Most ATA boards are pretty close as far as matching case resources and the motherboard header for them.

Posted by: whig at November 07, 2022 11:59 AM (CXr4y)

405 399 Espousal of trans ideology is one of the things killing the Democratic Party politically.

However, it has become impossible for them to back off from that.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 07, 2022 11:58 AM (KCOCK)

=========

They are being paid to espouse this crap. They are being paid a lot of money to espouse this crap.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, drinking whiskey and getting into fights with Sam Peckinpah at November 07, 2022 11:59 AM (LvTSG)

406 -
Placenta and vodka mixed together is delightful! (hic)
Posted by: Hillary -
-
----
But the best is made with the actual fetus.
It's called a Vodka Kidlet.

Posted by: Hillary at November 07, 2022 11:59 AM (8rX4S)

407 BTW, I haven't had a fuking pepsi in 15 years. Pepsi can KMA.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 07, 2022 11:59 AM (eJn7u)

408 Dear Horde,

I am sorry to report this breaking news item that will materially affect your quality of life:

https://tinyurl.com/r9hkyy93

*sob*
Posted by: kallisto at November 07, 2022 11:57 AM (dCxaZ)

Why, God, hast thou forsaken us?

Posted by: Robert at November 07, 2022 11:59 AM (sB1rp)

409 Espousal of trans ideology is one of the things killing the Democratic Party politically.

However, it has become impossible for them to back off from that.


The Dems are very good at one thing: holding on to power. Once trans hurts them sufficiently it'll be ejected.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 07, 2022 11:59 AM (ZGrMX)

410 4 Morning.

Dear sweet merciful Odin I can't wait for the election to be over.
Posted by: Robert at November 07, 2022 11:08 AM (sB1rp)

Odin? Merciful? I think you've been reading the Sagas wrong.

Posted by: Montgomery Scott, Captain (Engineering), Star Fleet at November 07, 2022 11:59 AM (qyH+l)

411 >>>>Changing out a semi-battery pack will be orders of magnitude more complex, time consuming and dangerous than taking a nozzle from a pump, putting into a fill spout and pressing a trigger.
...
Posted by: Thomas Bender
----------------------------------

No more complicated than changing the battery in a flip phone except it'll be done with a fork lift.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at November 07, 2022 12:00 PM (46KNC)

412 Everything Musk and the Chicoms are doing now is a distraction, because they both know they can't supply enough materials to build energizer batteries for his fleet of derelicts.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at November 07, 2022 12:00 PM (geVLo)

413 This calvin ball No Rulz bullshit is hell on earth.

___

Hate to tell you this, but you're going to look back on these days as the best years of your life.

What's coming is much, much worse.

Fortunately, it won't last forever...

Just seven years.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at November 07, 2022 12:00 PM (+tJ2U)

414 Let's just have Musk build us transporter beams like on Star Trek.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 07, 2022 12:01 PM (FVME7)

415 Most ATA boards are pretty close as far as matching case resources and the motherboard header for them.

There's some standardization for the USB headers, but the power/reset/HDD activity stuff still gets split out into individual wires because that's chaos.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 07, 2022 12:01 PM (ZGrMX)

416 Ace is awake

Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 07, 2022 12:01 PM (SRAJ/)

417 Nood.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at November 07, 2022 12:01 PM (yHsuS)

418 "smart" celebutards are trying to get banned on twitter before the bot sweep reveals that most of their followers are bots:

https://tinyurl.com/mpf345px

Posted by: kallisto at November 07, 2022 12:01 PM (dCxaZ)

419 The joke was, all Illinois Govenor's eventually go to jail.
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Dat's funny.
Posted by: Louisiana at November 07, 2022 11:57 AM (lf83v)
***

Rookies.

Posted by: Washington State Governors at November 07, 2022 12:01 PM (anj39)

420 Hate to tell you this, but you're going to look back on these days as the best years of your life.

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Some of us have more days to look back upon than others, so doubtful.

Posted by: SH (No more Roe) at November 07, 2022 12:01 PM (sX1BW)

421 This is a culture in its death throes.

What we need to do as conservatives is build and promote an alternative culture, create an alternative culture, and live an alternative culture that builds the future. This one is falling apart, and we have to step up. You cannot have a culture war if there's no culture on our side to fight, that's a war with an army on only one side.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 07, 2022 12:02 PM (Ivdso)

422 I am sorry to report this breaking news item that will materially affect your quality of life:

https://tinyurl.com/r9hkyy93

*sob*
Posted by: kallisto at November 07, 2022 11:57 AM (dCxaZ)

So the collective IQ doubles?

Posted by: BignJames at November 07, 2022 12:02 PM (AwYPR)

423 It's white women that support this, it's hard for me to get too upset at women's sports being destroyed.
Posted by: Hylian at November 07, 2022 11:04 AM (dpIbY)

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I will care about the plight of female athletes when I get some demonstrations by women to re-segregate Augusta National as a male-only venue.

Until then...meh.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, drinking whiskey and getting into fights with Sam Peckinpah at November 07, 2022 11:05 AM (LvTSG)

I do not follow golf (other than to check that Justin Thomas is still a nice guy), so when and where should I be demonstrating for maximum impact?

Posted by: pookysgirl, white woman who is not okay with the QWERTYs at November 07, 2022 12:02 PM (XKZwp)

424 The Dems are very good at one thing: holding on to power. Once trans hurts them sufficiently it'll be ejected.

We'll see. As in Communist countries, forcing people to agree with absurd statements like "a man can get pregnant" is a key part of their social control.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 07, 2022 12:02 PM (KCOCK)

425 Just a fyi re swapping/changing batteries: it ain't as easy as it seems. We run a fleet of hybrid Toyotas with supposedly swappable batteries. In theory, as one battery pack dies -- and they do die -- you can swap in a new one.

Two main problems: (1) the replacement battery packs are so expensive that at the time of the replacement, the cost is probably 75% of what the entire car is worth. And (2) the swap almost never goes smoothly. It's not like putting new batteries in a flashlight. It's almost like doing an organ transplant where there's a real chance the new organ (the battery) doesn't "take" to the body. I don't know why this should be, but it is.

Posted by: Elric Blade at November 07, 2022 12:03 PM (iFTx/)

426 394 Dear Horde,

I am sorry to report this breaking news item that will materially affect your quality of life:

https://tinyurl.com/r9hkyy93

*sob*
Posted by: kallisto at November 07, 2022 11:57 AM (dCxaZ)
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The Left self-censoring. Nice.

Posted by: WisRich at November 07, 2022 12:03 PM (G0vdT)

427 Dear Horde,

I am sorry to report this breaking news item that will materially affect your quality of life:

https://tinyurl.com/r9hkyy93

*sob*
Posted by: kallisto



OUR GODDESS HAS FORSAKEN US!!!

Posted by: Bots wandering the Twitter Wilderness at November 07, 2022 12:03 PM (sAmhv)

428 Battery swapping was explored in Israel, and it crashed hard due to too many issues to list.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at November 07, 2022 12:03 PM (3qNdb)

429 Only Jesus' return will fix everything.
Posted by: SMH
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But we have to muddle through the best we can in this life because only the Lord knows the time not us.

Posted by: whig at November 07, 2022 12:03 PM (CXr4y)

430 57 AdChoice is obscuring the content on my screen. Anyone else having this problem?
Posted by: Invisible Lady at November 07, 2022 11:11 AM (sI15f)

Especially bad on the phone.

Posted by: Montgomery Scott, Captain (Engineering), Star Fleet at November 07, 2022 12:04 PM (qyH+l)

431 338 Polenta>Placenta
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 07, 2022 11:50 AM (lf83v)

Gonna need a ruling on that...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at November 07, 2022 12:05 PM (CCSxw)

432 Only Jesus' return will fix everything.
Posted by: SMH
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But we have to muddle through the best we can in this life because only the Lord knows the time not us.

Posted by: whig at November 07, 2022 12:03 PM (CXr4y)

JESUS IS COMING BACK - AND HE IS PISSED OFF!

Posted by: pookysgirl, recalling 2010s tshirts at November 07, 2022 12:05 PM (XKZwp)

433 412 Everything Musk and the Chicoms are doing now is a distraction, because they both know they can't supply enough materials to build energizer batteries for his fleet of derelicts.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at November 07, 2022 12:00 PM (geVLo)

As someone said upthread, the EV craze isn't about pollution or AGW. It's about only elites having free mobility. They'll be the only ones able to afford and maintain EV's.

The rest of us will be sentenced to buses or rail....or bicycles.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at November 07, 2022 12:05 PM (BdMk6)

434 AdChoice is obscuring the content on my screen. Anyone else having this problem?

Posted by: Invisible Lady at November 07, 2022 11:11 AM (sI15f)

yep

Posted by: BignJames at November 07, 2022 12:06 PM (AwYPR)

435 397 Introducing the USS Hello Kitty Hawk.

Badtz Maru smart bombs?
Posted by: Anna Puma at November 07, 2022 11:58 AM (QyjPi)

Aggretsuko thermobaric weapons

Posted by: RAGE at November 07, 2022 12:06 PM (II3Gr)

436 Tomorrow is National IQ day!
Posted by: AlaBAMA

Duh !

Posted by: JT at November 07, 2022 12:06 PM (T4tVD)

437 There's some standardization for the USB headers, but the power/reset/HDD activity stuff still gets split out into individual wires because that's chaos.
Posted by: Ian S.
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I don't find it so. All ATA boards simply differ on pin placement and part of that is for mfg customizing.

Posted by: whig at November 07, 2022 12:08 PM (CXr4y)

438 Hey, baby.

Your placenta or mine?

Posted by: Cocktail Lounge Larry at November 07, 2022
*
Placenta, CA
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at November 07, 2022


***
I was going to suggest "placenta mining, " but I think I'd better not.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 07, 2022 12:08 PM (J2vNu)

439 The Placentagenets were a great dynasty, until their two branches started fighting each other in the Wars of the Smoothies.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 07, 2022 12:09 PM (LEIV/)

440 95 Going to be fun watching a diesel tow truck pick it up from the side of the road.
Posted by: SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at November 07, 2022 11:15 AM (apjko)

Diesel powered fire engine pumping water onto a burning EV truck.

Posted by: Montgomery Scott, Captain (Engineering), Star Fleet at November 07, 2022 12:11 PM (qyH+l)

441 Tesla abandoned the idea of battery swapping years ago. The only EV makers that do battery swaps are some in China, which is big on pushing battery swapping for some reason.

Here's a Top Gear article about it, where they try it out during a trip. Takes about five minutes each time:

https://tinyurl.com/44crpu5r

Posted by: spindrift at November 07, 2022 12:12 PM (h5TKJ)

442 Tomorrow is National IQ day!

Posted by: AlaBAMA

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If they manage to steal it for Uncle Festerman in PA, the mean IQ of the US Senate will actually be raised a few points ... so we've got that going for us.

Posted by: ShainS -- The Humiliation is Part of the Kink at November 07, 2022 12:13 PM (wTcTC)

443 Hey, lay off the tranny volleyball dude. He was just paying homage to Ben Stiller in Meet the Parents.

Posted by: JuJuBee, fact checker hammered by events at November 07, 2022 12:17 PM (tM5h4)

444 The Placentagenets were a great dynasty, until their two branches started fighting each other in the Wars of the Smoothies.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 07, 2022


***
* Applause *

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 07, 2022 12:25 PM (J2vNu)

445 292 That's actually kind of fascinating. I assume they're trannies for political reasons, which is the worst possible reason to chop off your dick.
Posted by: Ian S. at November 07, 2022 11:43 AM (ZGrMX)

Which is why if they're doing it for political reasons, they don't get it cut off.

Posted by: XTC at November 07, 2022 12:25 PM (UnA8+)

446 Noodus japonica

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 07, 2022 12:26 PM (J2vNu)

447 The actual post is better than 95% of posts here about EVs. Focuses on the actual issue, which is the subsidies, which apparently must be allowed to continue in perpetuity.

The comments, however...sigh. Predictable.

Posted by: RichieC at November 07, 2022 12:28 PM (DxBF0)

448 Electric semis cannot weigh more than DOT limit of 82k pounds in combination. Is it possible the semi itself weighs more than a similarly capable diesel and thus it costs some cargo weight? Sure. But diesels are pretty darn heavy themselves.



Posted by: blaster


IIRC, a battery powered rig would weigh 8 tons more, and that is lost cargo capacity.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at November 07, 2022 12:33 PM (jfyV0)

449 The college I went to didn't have an official men's vball team so we had to form a club and play USVBA. The women's vball team, an actual NCAA team, was incredibly gracious to us and allowed us to use facilities and equipment whenever we needed. That being said, she got right up in face when she came in before one practice where we were mixed in with the gals and doing a little light scrimmaging...on the women's net (roughly half a foot shorter than men's). Our guys weren't pulling any punches on the hits and, frankly, playing on a women's net in volleyball is like playing on a 9' net in basketball when you're used to the real deal. The reason she was so pissed? Because she was afraid one of our hitters was going to hurt one of her girls. And she was right. Not only do the spikes go MUCH faster and harder, but with the lower net, that puts them at face level for the blockers and the taller, more athletic men to hit down at a much more agressive angle.

When all of this started a couple of years ago, this exact problem is the one I mentioned to my wife and friends. And here we are.

Posted by: Scott M at November 07, 2022 12:45 PM (vtKAA)

450 They do street interviews with these stupid garden tools, and these slags don't believe there is a physical difference between men and women. They think that a woman can do anything that a man can do, if she trains hard enough. That means there are lessons to be learned from interacting with men in sports, even if it's men in dresses. Let the trannies continue to destroy them, until they figure it out. Then when the young women, as a whole, cry for change then give it to them.

Posted by: DFCtomm at November 07, 2022 12:46 PM (OHy0b)

451 All these comments about EV subsidies to Elon: my impression is not that Musk is seeking subsidies, but GM and Ford are, and the Feds want to keep them going into the EV market before Tesla drives everyone else out!

If the Feds could get away with subsidizing GM etc and NOT Tesla, they damn well would! I mean BozoJoe had a Whitehouse conference on EVs, proclaimed GM the US leader, and didn't even invite Tesla! What a joke!

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at November 07, 2022 12:55 PM (hRbjX)

452 The volleyball injury was not an accident; it was the plan. Democrats surely expected these injuries when they opened up girls sports to boys. You are not getting skinny-armed boys but boys with guns for biceps.

Posted by: william ferrin at November 07, 2022 01:25 PM (xYspe)

453 Re the subsidies, i fail to see what Elon has done wrong. I'd do the exact same thing. He's responsible to his shareholders only.

Posted by: Kustie The Klown at November 07, 2022 01:30 PM (FpPBC)

454 But…that $40K subsidizes American manufacturing…which are the ONLY jobs Buck and his acolytes care about. And he’s mad about that?

Posted by: Catch Thirty Thr33 at November 07, 2022 01:38 PM (iXoVX)

455 No, they're going to lash out and get more extreme. They won't take it as a just rebuke, they'll take it as insolence. The whole Democrat Party will--we have no right to limit their "rights" and power. But really just their power.
Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at November 07, 2022 11:14 AM (5EnGD)
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Which will ensure 2024 is another red wave blow out.

Posted by: Black JEM at November 07, 2022 02:04 PM (xWZcb)

456 The concept they've described is that the battery pack is quick-release, so you swap it for a new fully charged one at a truck stop with some kind of machine and it's faster than refueling a diesel. I'm sure there'll be some way to fuck it up though.
Posted by: Ian S. at November 07, 2022 11:13 AM (ZGrMX)

Its gonna weigh a ton and need a crane to move it. And what happens if nobody comes back to that same station to pick up the batteries? Who's going to buy all these excess battery packs and store them across the land, or even just the city?

Posted by: Oldcat at November 07, 2022 02:10 PM (eoQWY)

457 that truck will go 500 miles if it hauls nothing but batteries ...

Posted by: The Dark Lord at November 07, 2022 02:11 PM (5cMUX)

458 Sorry to be late to this discussion.

Will the Semi actually work? I'm pretty confident, but my opinion doesn't matter because we will find out for real in a month. But Tesla has been driving prototypes around for years, and Pepsi was allowed to take prototypes and test them. If Tesla is blowing smoke I don't know how Pepsi couldn't figure out the trick.

Note that if it does work, Pepsi and others want as many Semis as they can get, ASAP. The cost of diesel is bad so these things will pay for themselves really fast in fuel cost savings.

About the $40,000 subsidy: I think it's a bad idea. It's part of the so-called "Inflation Reduction Act" and I don't think the Dems did the math on how much they are spending. And Tesla doesn't need the money.

About battery swaps: Tesla has no such plans. A Tesla "Megacharger" can charge a Semi in about half an hour. This requires about 1.5 megaWatts of electricity. (My house has 200 kW service so that's like 8 houses pulling max load.) If the local grid can't handle it, the solution is to install a Tesla "Megapack" battery to back up the Megacharger.

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