Who ya gonna trust? Dec. 31, 2022

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Signs of hope on the gender front?

Happy New Year's Eve! Are you doing anything to celebrate?

J.J. Sefton included this piece by Richard Fernandez above the fold in his Morning Report, Wednesday 12/28, Alone at the End Of History:

Perhaps the biggest underreported story of the 2020s is the widespread collapse of institutional trust and the loss of confidence in the inevitability of progress, even among the Western elite. Like frightened children in the dark, we find that we can't trust the science and can't trust each other. When a society finds it can't control the future, what does it do?

The frightened child this piece starts out with is Greta Thunberg.

A terrible "if" lurking in the heart of the future has replaced the old confident belief in progress. "Modern hope in the future and faith in progress come from nineteenth-century political theories that largely remain with us today. In particular, a school of political thought called progressivism (which gave rise to our modern sense of the term) influenced American educational institutions. Progressivism is steeped in the philosophies of Georg Hegel and Karl Marx, who theorized that history unfolds in certain (progressive) directions and a robust faith in science and technology will aid in that progress."

Now we fear the opening of a door and breathe out in relief when the monster is not behind it. No longer are we so certain that the Arc of History goes to a good place. Today, experts at the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford and the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at the University of Cambridge believe that the greatest threat to human existence is scientific man himself . . .

Children who frighten some of us contribute to the chaos as we progress through the piece. Like SBF:

These negative developments have precipitated a crisis of belief in the new Western elite religion, effective altruism, which is the process of putting the best and brightest in charge of the money because they are wise. It explains that "our intuitions about doing good don't usually take into account the scale of the outcomes... But, when trying to do as much good as possible, we aim to give everyone's interests equal weight, no matter where or when they live." Instead of being biased by emotional impulses like faith, hope, and charity like stupid people, these fitful urges were far better superseded by smart people using rational criteria like diversity, inclusion, and equity.

But unfortunately, as Dylan Matthews writes in Vox, prominent advocates of effective altruism like Sam Bankman-Fried have ruined the image of enlightened elite leadership. . .

It's more complicated than that, too.

Back to the drawing board, or what? Got a plan? An idea?

From Dr_No:

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Of course, Dr_No trusts us.

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Other things that demolish trust

I'm sure you can think of others:

John Hayward:

Erasing borders means erasing citizenship, which means dissolving the last vestigial bonds of duty and responsibility the political elite might feel toward their nominal constituents. We'll all be "citizens of the world," which means we don't get to vote on anything important.

The migrants will suffer a great deal too, but nobody in the Open Borders Caucus gives a damn about them. Predatory gangs, human rights abuses, drug smuggling... all part of the price migrants will pay, and nobody will dare say a word about the humanitarian calamity.

Read the whole thread.

A related end-of-the-year rant from alexthechick ends like this:

When you treat people with contempt, then have the gall to ask them to spend their time and treasure on working to elect those who will turn around and show more contempt, you will be met, as you should be, with jog on. Welcome to the end of the polite requests. May God help us.


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Trust has failed on several levels here:

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Have the people in charge here lost trust in the core mission of the institution?

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Has Greta got a handle on this? Can we trust the children to monitor the scientists?

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Things are bad when the WEF can't trust Twitter.

Twitter is noticeably absent from the entities listed on the organization's "How to follow Davos 2023" social media pamphlet, and that appears to be no accident.

To stay up to speed with all that is happening within the invite-only doors of the ruling class confab, the WEF recommends following along through a handful of social media sites. They include the U.S.-based narrative-compliant Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube, along with the Chinese social media apps TikTok WeChat, and Weibo. Twitter, which has freed itself from the grasp of the WEF-endorsed censorship-compliant social apps, is no longer included.

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Did the government check with you before spending this money?

Rand Paul Reveals the CRAZIEST Things Biden Wasted Your Money On

Sen. Rand Paul: "We spent $118,000 to study if a metal replica of the Marvel character Thanos could snap his fingers!"

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Poetry, Music and Dance

'Ring Out Wild Bells' (1850). A New Year's Poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

The poem Ring Out, Wild Bells by Alfred, Lord Tennyson forms part of the elegy In Memoriam, A.H.H, published in 1850. Tennyson wrote the elegy as a tribute to his close friend, Arthur Henry Hallam, who was also his sister's fiance and who had died suddenly at the age of 22.

Ring Out, Wild Bells,

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Skip the light fandango

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Staying in tonight or going out? Got anything planned for tomorrow?

This is the Thread before the Gardening Thread.

Serving your mid-day open thread needs


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Last week's thread, December 24, Look around - - It's Christmas Eve

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

One interesting comment:

The holidays are a good time to get people you care about talking or writing about their lives in a way that can be passed on. Think about it.

I have been thinking a lot about this lately. Specifically with regards to things we all talk/write about online. On blogs, websites, etc. I think of how over the past 15 years or so of saving bookmarks to websites and specific articles/essays, I sometimes will come across an old bookmark and decide to click on it to read it again and... the site is no longer active.

I think of all the thoughts and essays and knowledge, etc that has been put online over the past 20-30 years after the invention of the internet and the various blogging and personal website sites, and how so much of it is just now gone, if people can't keep their site active. Much different than if written in a journal or a diary or published in a book. If one day someone decides to just 'turn off' the internet, how much information would be lost forever, never to be seen by future generations looking back on this time, as we look back on past generations through written word in books and art and all the different ancient markings on stone, etc.

Clyde Shelton

There are other remarks concerning the diary entries of Muldoon's father. Plus comments on keepsakes which include the handwriting of loved ones.

Good ideas.

Posted by: K.T. at 11:10 AM




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1 Good morning everyone.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 31, 2022 11:15 AM (qoGsy)

2 Where is everybody? Drinking already?

Posted by: Crouching Chigger at December 31, 2022 11:15 AM (d/n5K)

3 And I even read the content!

Posted by: Tonypete at December 31, 2022 11:15 AM (qoGsy)

4 Yeah, I don't do much wondering. Today's trannies are pretty lazy, not putting in the work.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at December 31, 2022 11:15 AM (KFhLj)

5 Happy New Year KT
https://youtu.be/2yTDDEfXnDQ
Heavy Metal cover of the Final Countdown

Posted by: Skip at December 31, 2022 11:17 AM (xhxe8)

6 I was going to say, "no-nooding bastiges", but I read the content.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 31, 2022 11:17 AM (tkR6S)

7 Howdy, KT!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 31, 2022 11:19 AM (u73oe)

8 Nice dance sequence with Procol Harum. Nice.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 31, 2022 11:19 AM (qoGsy)

9 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge -F*ck Joe Biden at December 31, 2022 11:20 AM (Zz0t1)

10 There is a country song lyric that fits here. "You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything"

Seems like most people who have rejected God will fall for almost every idiotic fad pushed by 'scientists' or HW.

Posted by: PaleRider at December 31, 2022 11:20 AM (3cGpq)

11 Anti-bucket list:
#1 Delay marrying the right woman. It worked out in the end, but things could easily have gone differently.

#2 Knocking over a kid's snowman to impress my 13 year old friends. It still bugs me that I went along with it.

Posted by: Archimedes at December 31, 2022 11:20 AM (eOEVl)

12 My anti-bucket list is pretty lengthy at this point.
No ice skating, no ladders, no unicycles.
No more retsina.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at December 31, 2022 11:21 AM (jTmQV)

13 The proper way in the world is don't trust. The proper way in your life is trust but verify.


Happy New Year, you fargin iceholes.

Posted by: Sponge -F*ck Joe Biden at December 31, 2022 11:21 AM (Zz0t1)

14 In shocking news of the weird, my son and his family are actually boarding their SWA flight in LGA to fly home to Dallas. Still time for the crew to go MIA though.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 31, 2022 11:22 AM (qoGsy)

15

Legless skinks?

Posted by: Richard G. at December 31, 2022 11:22 AM (IgCFU)

16 If black lives matter, when do they start proving it, especially to each other?

Posted by: Sponge -F*ck Joe Biden at December 31, 2022 11:23 AM (Zz0t1)

17 Reposted because willowed and on point.

My spidey senses just tingled.

McCarthy Offers Compromise in Exchange for Speakership Votes

https://bit.ly/3CbbqKo

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2023 at December 31, 2022 11:23 AM (FVME7)

18 Greta Thunberg will probably never be happy sitting in front of the vidscreen, instead of appearing on the vidscreen.

Posted by: Eromero at December 31, 2022 11:24 AM (z3WCn)

19 'Morning everybody!

Posted by: KT at December 31, 2022 11:24 AM (rrtZS)

20 "Seems like most people who have rejected God will fall for almost every idiotic fad pushed by 'scientists' or HW.
Posted by: PaleRider"
*******
When men lose sight of God they seem to need to invent one.

Posted by: Cosda at December 31, 2022 11:24 AM (Ae+jP)

21 I was going to say, "no-nooding bastiges", but I read the content.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

I nooded! You can always count on me to nood. Ask my wife!

Posted by: Tonypete at December 31, 2022 11:25 AM (qoGsy)

22 No more snow skiing.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 31, 2022 11:25 AM (ZqJGw)

23 More on point.

Latest FDA Scandal Further Proves Why We Can’t Trust Them

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2023 at December 31, 2022 11:26 AM (FVME7)

24 No more tree climbing or jumping from a location higher than three feet above the LZ.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 31, 2022 11:27 AM (qoGsy)

25 “9-1-1: Lone Star” Actor Tyler Sanders Dead From Fentanyl

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I never heard of him but he was 18.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2023 at December 31, 2022 11:28 AM (FVME7)

26 " No more tree climbing or jumping from a location higher than three feet above the LZ.
Posted by: Tonypete"
******
3 feet is pushing it nowadays.

Posted by: Cosda at December 31, 2022 11:28 AM (Ae+jP)

27 Legless skinks?
Posted by: Richard G. at December 31, 2022 11:22 AM (IgCFU)

Skankless legs:

https://youtu.be/eUDcTLaWJuo

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 31, 2022 11:28 AM (tkR6S)

28 I scanned the content only. I'm a busy Moron, you see.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 31, 2022 11:29 AM (Qzn2/)

29 Nooding when first is my motto

Posted by: Skip at December 31, 2022 11:29 AM (xhxe8)

30 Never a bad idea to read Richard Fernandez' (AKA "Wretchard") musings.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 31, 2022 11:29 AM (c4D+R)

31 My anti-bucket list?
Romantic relationships.

Posted by: nurse ratched, I wanna cookie, please. at December 31, 2022 11:29 AM (U2p+3)

32 Boy, everybody is turning on Buttgigitty.

Susan Sarandon Rips Pete Buttigieg Amid Airline Disaster: “Being Smart Doesn’t Necessarily Make You Practical”

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2023 at December 31, 2022 11:30 AM (FVME7)

33 So the Church of Black Lives Matter went tits up? What a surprise.

PRO TIP: Always stick to your mission.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 31, 2022 11:30 AM (Qzn2/)

34 The comment regarding written journals reminded me also about all of our digital pictures. We know a wealth of knowledge of our past through the physical Kodak pics of times of yore. However, if the big electromagnetic wave hits and wipes out ALL that’s digital, will anyone know anything even existed for the past 20-25 years? I mean, when was the last time any of you actually printed out an honest to goodness Kodak paper picture? The age of the digital camera / smartphone has been a boon to photographers, and allows us to take unlimited pictures, but once the technology is gone, so are our records!

Posted by: Joe S at December 31, 2022 11:30 AM (BIYCy)

35 Buttglug was never intended to be anything more than the Smiling Face of Gayness.

Anything else is outside of his core competency.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 31, 2022 11:32 AM (Qzn2/)

36 35 Buttglug was never intended to be anything more than the Smiling Face of Gayness.

Anything else is outside of his core competency.


he's probably really good at antiquing

Posted by: BlackOrchidIsNotAmused at December 31, 2022 11:33 AM (w0NJk)

37 Everything is fake and gay and a grift.

Otherwise, everything is going well.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at December 31, 2022 11:33 AM (yQpMk)

38 CDC Wants to Shame Schools Into Pushing LGBTQ Propaganda

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Well, you can trust them; they did so well with the pandemic.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2023 at December 31, 2022 11:33 AM (FVME7)

39 Today I'm working a 15 hour shift at the Group Home and watching Daughter, her Husband and my Grandson wing their way to South Africa on the FlightAware app.

Long day/longer flight.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 31, 2022 11:34 AM (c4D+R)

40 Buttglug was never intended to be anything more than the Smiling Face of Gayness.

Anything else is outside of his core competency.


he's probably really good at antiquing
Posted by: BlackOrchidIsNotAmused

I think the word you're looking for is fabulous.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2023 at December 31, 2022 11:34 AM (FVME7)

41 The holidays are a good time to get people you care about talking or writing about their lives in a way that can be passed on. Think about it.
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Yes, quite. But the reverse is also true, to wit - some personal memories and writings should never see the light of day again. It was my duty to go through my FIL's, my mother's and my late wife's papers and memorabilia.

Some of the letters, etc. found their way into the fireplace. What purpose would be served to know some of the long forgotten family dirt.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 31, 2022 11:34 AM (qoGsy)

42 I don't know if BLM went "tits up". I still see black and white signs up saying "Black Lives Matter." It would be nice if they had but I think the founding grifters still have a lot of money. The "For Sale" sign is for a United Church of Christ which is a left wing church and doesn't stand for anything but progressive politics with a bit of Jesus added on.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 31, 2022 11:36 AM (mF3Es)

43 Chicago to End the Year With Over 700 Murders

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Almost two a day. I'll bet chalk for drawing body outlines is busting the budget.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2023 at December 31, 2022 11:37 AM (FVME7)

44 The "For Sale" sign is for a United Church of Christ which is a left wing church and doesn't stand for anything but progressive politics with a bit of Jesus added on.

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Hence the point of my comment.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 31, 2022 11:38 AM (Qzn2/)

45 Buttglug was never intended to be anything more than the Smiling Face of Gayness.

Anything else is outside of his core competency.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 31, 2022 11:32 AM (Qzn2/)



There is no failing up like Democrat failing up. That dude shouldn't be in charge of trash collection, yet here we are.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 31, 2022 11:38 AM (Zz0t1)

46 Susan Sarandon Rips Pete Buttigieg Amid Airline Disaster: “Being Smart Doesn’t Necessarily Make You Practical”
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2023 at December 31, 2022 11:30 AM (FVME7)


Who knew Susan Sarandon was such a homophobe?

Posted by: blaster at December 31, 2022 11:38 AM (pwExq)

47 Cancelled!

History Erased: West Point Will Eliminate Robert E. Lee

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2023 at December 31, 2022 11:38 AM (FVME7)

48 How many of the 700 in chicago brought absolutely nothing to the table?

Posted by: NCKate at December 31, 2022 11:40 AM (0R0Vd)

49 History Erased: West Point Will Eliminate Robert E. Lee
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2023 at December 31, 2022 11:38 AM (FVME7)

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What I want to know is, will the car be removed from the quadrangle?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 31, 2022 11:41 AM (Qzn2/)

50 History Erased: West Point Will Eliminate Robert E. Lee
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks

But commissioning Communist cadets is totes okay.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 31, 2022 11:42 AM (qoGsy)

51 Priced himself out of the market.

Cowboys, Terrell Owens Unable To Reach Deal as 49-Year-Old Wants Too Much Money

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2023 at December 31, 2022 11:42 AM (FVME7)

52 "the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at the University of Cambridge"

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I'll bet their keg parties are LIT.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 31, 2022 11:43 AM (Qzn2/)

53 Startup Company says it’s begun releasing particles into the atmosphere in effort to “tweak” climate


Isn't this the plot of Snow Piercer?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at December 31, 2022 11:43 AM (yQpMk)

54 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2023 at December 31, 2022 11:38 AM (FVME7)

Well, that's cowardly of them, but given the current military not surprising. Robert E. Lee was a good and honorable man and fortunately he's beyond caring what the woke fools at West Point think.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 31, 2022 11:44 AM (D+F6R)

55 Do not do a pull up on a ten story apartment building's railing.

Don't wait for tomorrow.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 31, 2022 11:44 AM (IyrhE)

56 No longer are we so certain that the Arc of History goes to a good place.


I was never certain of this. In fact I would challenge my students (300 level business students) to justify why America would still be here and functional in 50 years.
Best answer: Inertia.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 31, 2022 11:44 AM (anj39)

57

Nobody outdoes my butt!

Posted by: Peter Buttplug at December 31, 2022 11:45 AM (IgCFU)

58 The age of the digital camera / smartphone has been a boon to photographers, and allows us to take unlimited pictures, but once the technology is gone, so are our records!
Posted by: Joe S at December 31, 2022 11:30 AM (BIYCy)

That is a most cromulent observation. Even photographic negatives are not all that durable. Certainly many early color images have faded badly. We really need to find a way to make image and data storage that is both durable (say, shoot for 10000 years) and affordable.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 31, 2022 11:45 AM (tkR6S)

59 BTW, by what criteria was Pete Buttglug determined to be "smart"?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 31, 2022 11:45 AM (Qzn2/)

60 where scavenger hunts are considered a threat to mental health

World's ago we had horses, one a mare with a beautiful long mane. Come morning a small, one inch, portion had been cut from her mane - scavenger hunters.

They had gone through the perimeter fence, the pasture, the various runs with hot wires, without disturbing anything to find beauty, took their prize and exited.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at December 31, 2022 11:46 AM (9rYNN)

61 We really need to find a way to make image and data storage that is both durable (say, shoot for 10000 years) and affordable.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 31, 2022 11:45 AM (tkR6S)

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Second look at papyrus?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 31, 2022 11:47 AM (Qzn2/)

62 47 Cancelled!

History Erased: West Point Will Eliminate Robert E. Lee
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2023 at December 31, 2022 11:38 AM (FVME7)

Next they'll turn his old estate into a Diversity Park.

Posted by: Reforger at December 31, 2022 11:48 AM (zqYjF)

63 Anonosaurus @ 47-
General Robert E. Lee, eliminated by 'soldiers' unworthy to shine his brass.

Posted by: Eromero at December 31, 2022 11:48 AM (eo57b)

64 And on a better note, A "Our Daily Bread" Christan devotional, "Finishing Strong" on a passage from 2nd Timothy. A short prayer follows after the devotional:

https://odb.org/2022/12/31/finishing-strong

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 31, 2022 11:48 AM (D+F6R)

65 50 History Erased: West Point Will Eliminate Robert E. Lee
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks

But commissioning Communist cadets is totes okay.
Posted by: Tonypete
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iirc They are removing him from Reconciliation Hall.
Does that mean that they have ended reconciliation?

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at December 31, 2022 11:49 AM (9rYNN)

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BTW, by what criteria was Pete Buttglug determined to be "smart"?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 31, 2022 11:45 AM (Qzn2/)


Rhodes Scholar!! Speaks Norwegian!!

(of course, a Rhodes Scholarship is a prize for suck-ups)

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 31, 2022 11:50 AM (MoZTd)

67
Cowboys, Terrell Owens Unable To Reach Deal as 49-Year-Old Wants Too Much Money
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2023 at December 31, 2022 11:42 AM (FVME7)



If he was able to stay in the shape he was in as a player, I'd wager that he'd actually be moderately effective for a playoff run, but not a full season.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 31, 2022 11:51 AM (Zz0t1)

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The bees are back at our bird feeders. Hundreds of them. What they want is a mystery. We put out some hanging pansies for them, but they don't seem interested.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 31, 2022 11:51 AM (MoZTd)

69 Dang.
Syracuse is really fu*ked up.
Their administration is packed with cowards and fools.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 31, 2022 11:51 AM (anj39)

70 BTW, by what criteria was Pete Buttglug determined to be "smart"?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 31, 2022 11:45 AM (Qzn2/)



He made is way from panzy navy fag to a seat in the White House.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 31, 2022 11:51 AM (Zz0t1)

71 Allen West: New Year’s Resolution for the Republican Party

Going into this new year, perhaps the Republican Party can make a resolution to find a spine.

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Dude, Santa Claus is not real.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2023 at December 31, 2022 11:51 AM (FVME7)

72 Have hope everybody, He's coming back again.

Posted by: Queequeg the Harpooner at December 31, 2022 11:52 AM (9X60i)

73 Anti-bucket list?

Likely remarry. My 23 year marriage/25 year relationship is ending in 2023. Trust issues abound, and I'm a broken man.

Posted by: SARDiver at December 31, 2022 11:52 AM (Cmxw7)

74 Second look at papyrus?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 31, 2022 11:47 AM (Qzn2/)

Heh. The only reason the Egyptian papyrus survived was that it was stashed away inside a stone pyramid, away from sunlight, moisture, and insects.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 31, 2022 11:52 AM (tkR6S)

75 Happy new year, taxpayers!

It's outrageous what Biden is doing with your money.

LOLOL

Posted by: McConnell at December 31, 2022 11:52 AM (mme95)

76 Braenyard @ 165-
They eliminated reconciliation with reconstruction.

Posted by: Eromero at December 31, 2022 11:53 AM (eo57b)

77 "why America would still be here and functional in 50 years."

We suck. But the rest of the World sucks more.

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 31, 2022 11:53 AM (SJsWC)

78 “That is a most cromulent observation.”
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 31, 2022 11:45 AM (tkR6S)

I actually had to look up that word!!
Nothing lasts forever - but at least many pictures last more than a generation …… but I get your point.

Posted by: Joe S at December 31, 2022 11:54 AM (BIYCy)

79 The bees are back at our bird feeders. Hundreds of them. What they want is a mystery. We put out some hanging pansies for them, but they don't seem interested.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 31, 2022 11:51 AM (MoZTd)

Hanging pansies are mighty good eating for vultures and crows.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 31, 2022 11:54 AM (tkR6S)

80 On my Anti-Bucket list:

Allowing too many golden rays of the sun to shine upon my fartclam.

Posted by: Josh Brolin at December 31, 2022 11:54 AM (PiwSw)

81
History Erased: West Point Will Eliminate Robert E. Lee
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks


Strange. In 1913, veterans of the Battle of Gettysburg met on its 50th anniversary for a reunion. Men from both sides who had spent days savagely fighting one another enjoyed meeting and reminiscing without rancor.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 31, 2022 11:54 AM (MoZTd)

82 @62 Next they'll turn his old estate into a Diversity Park.

Lee's old estate is the most diverse park in the country.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at December 31, 2022 11:54 AM (jYCXf)

83

Tom is a commie infiltrator who slept with Fidel Castro and probably murdered Sarah.

Posted by: Just Sayin at December 31, 2022 11:55 AM (IgCFU)

84 "the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at the University of Cambridge"

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I'll bet their keg parties are LIT.
Posted by: Cicero

Party like it's Armageddon!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2023 at December 31, 2022 11:55 AM (FVME7)

85 Anti-bucket list?

Likely remarry. My 23 year marriage/25 year relationship is ending in 2023. Trust issues abound, and I'm a broken man.
Posted by: SARDiver at December 31, 2022 11:52 AM (Cmxw7)



That's terrible.

Sorry to hear that.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 31, 2022 11:55 AM (Zz0t1)

86 I'll bet their keg parties are LIT.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43)




"Eat, drink and be merry!!! For tomorrow we are right fucked!!!"

Posted by: Sharkman at December 31, 2022 11:55 AM (c4D+R)

87 We put out some hanging pansies for them, but they don't seem interested.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

We talking flowers or Buttigieg here?

Posted by: Tonypete at December 31, 2022 11:56 AM (qoGsy)

88 68
The bees are back at our bird feeders. Hundreds of them. What they want is a mystery. We put out some hanging pansies for them, but they don't seem interested.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh
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Water and any available flora.
Stood in their path between a water tank and their hive. It was amazing them buzzing by one's head as they traveled.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at December 31, 2022 11:56 AM (9rYNN)

89 Happy new year, taxpayers!

It's outrageous what Biden is doing with your money.

LOLOL
Posted by: McConnell at December 31, 2022 11:52 AM (mme95)



Where's a brain hemorrhage when you need one?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 31, 2022 11:56 AM (Zz0t1)

90 With all the many bad things going on it's hard to know wehere to begin.

A big one that gets lost in the noise is the war on boys by educators. Affects boys of all skin tones, even gingers.

The one bright spot to this is that fewer young men now go to college to be burdened with debt.

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 31, 2022 11:56 AM (SJsWC)

91 Heh. The only reason the Egyptian papyrus survived was that it was stashed away inside a stone pyramid, away from sunlight, moisture, and insects.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


A lot more than pyramids. They carved out huge underground 'warehouses' just for mummies made out of dogs and other animals as 'sacrifices.' LIke miles of the stuff. I mean, if you have 5000 years of history, you get mighty weird.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 31, 2022 11:57 AM (IyrhE)

92 History Erased: West Point Will Eliminate Robert E. Lee
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks

But commissioning Communist cadets is totes okay.
Posted by: Tonypete
-----------------------

iirc They are removing him from Reconciliation Hall.
Does that mean that they have ended reconciliation?

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at December 31, 2022 11:49 AM (9rYNN)
***

I'd love to see the Stars and Bars appear at the site of the statue one morning.
The Commandant is a fool.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 31, 2022 11:57 AM (anj39)

93
Tom is a commie infiltrator who slept with Fidel Castro and probably murdered Sarah.
Posted by: Just Sayin at December 31, 2022 11:55 AM (IgCFU)



Sarah won't be around telling us about her $9,500 a month job?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 31, 2022 11:57 AM (Zz0t1)

94 Eromero, they can keep on trying.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at December 31, 2022 11:57 AM (9rYNN)

95 What can you say about a year that took both Barbara Walters and Pele, but left George Soros breathing?

Good riddance.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 31, 2022 11:58 AM (Qzn2/)

96 The bees are back at our bird feeders.

That's going to be some damned interesting honey.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at December 31, 2022 11:58 AM (jYCXf)

97 Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 31, 2022 11:55 AM (Zz0t1)

Thank you. It's amicable, but she's got so many mental health issues that have bubbled up that reconciliation became impossible. We're both miserable with each other. It's for the best for both of us, and the door is cracked to a reunion when she gets herself figured out, but it's still a brutal thing to go through.

I'll spend the next 3 months wondering what I could have done differently, but when someone never tells you that resentment is building, it's tough to fix things.

Posted by: SARDiver at December 31, 2022 11:58 AM (Cmxw7)

98 If thought about it that never do again bucket list might get long

Posted by: Skip at December 31, 2022 11:59 AM (xhxe8)

99 Sad, since the south wasn't fighting for slavery and racism. They were fighting for freedom from government overreach.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 31, 2022 11:59 AM (Zz0t1)

100
Anti-bucket list? Have a social life. I'm finished with all that.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 31, 2022 11:59 AM (MoZTd)

101
I'll spend the next 3 months wondering what I could have done differently, but when someone never tells you that resentment is building, it's tough to fix things.
Posted by: SARDiver at December 31, 2022 11:58 AM (Cmxw7)



Godspeed, sir. My deepest sympathies to you.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 31, 2022 12:00 PM (Zz0t1)

102 Erasing borders means erasing citizenship, which means dissolving the last vestigial bonds of duty and responsibility the political elite might feel toward their nominal constituents.

Heh.
These self anointed elites had better realize this works the other way too. If I'm no longer a citizen then I no longer feel the need to offer loyalty or responsibility to the state.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 31, 2022 12:01 PM (anj39)

103


My entire life is one huge ant-bucket of crippling regrets.

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at December 31, 2022 12:01 PM (e6MOU)

104 No longer are we so certain that the Arc of History goes to a good place.
-
The arc of history goes to the global government of the Antichrist.

Not "The Arc of History", he seems okay.

Posted by: Methos at December 31, 2022 12:03 PM (kOpft)

105 >>> These self anointed elites had better realize this works the other way too. If I'm no longer a citizen then I no longer feel the need to offer loyalty or responsibility to the state.
Posted by: Diogenes
-----------------------

Like they say, be careful what you ask for.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at December 31, 2022 12:03 PM (9rYNN)

106
My entire life is one huge ant-bucket of crippling regrets.
Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at December 31, 2022 12:01 PM (e6MOU)



It's never to late to kill the hooker.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 31, 2022 12:03 PM (Zz0t1)

107 Tom is a commie infiltrator who slept with Fidel Castro and probably murdered Sarah.
Posted by: Just Sayin at December 31, 2022 11:55 AM (IgCFU)


Sarah won't be around telling us about her $9,500 a month job?
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 31, 2022 11:57 AM (Zz0t1)
***

Sarah was the hawt.
Tom has her locked in his basement.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 31, 2022 12:03 PM (anj39)

108 What can you say about a year that took both Barbara Walters and Pele, but left George Soros breathing?

Good riddance.
Posted by: Cicero

Hey!! I'm busy down here - you have no idea how hard it is to get good help.
-- stan

Posted by: Tonypete at December 31, 2022 12:03 PM (qoGsy)

109 Erasing borders means erasing citizenship, which means dissolving the last vestigial bonds of duty and responsibility the political elite might feel toward their nominal constituents.

Heh.
These self anointed elites had better realize this works the other way too. If I'm no longer a citizen then I no longer feel the need to offer loyalty or responsibility to the state.
Posted by: Diogenes

Yep. I owe these assholes nothing.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 31, 2022 12:03 PM (ZqJGw)

110 Anti bucket:
Visiting the in-laws in China
Eating frozen breakfast burritos
Voting

Posted by: Word to your mother at December 31, 2022 12:03 PM (3uf3+)

111 Lee's old estate is the most diverse park in the country.
Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at December 31, 2022 11:54 AM (jYCXf)

That was kind of the (really bad) joke.
I apologize.

Posted by: Reforger at December 31, 2022 12:04 PM (zqYjF)

112 A new superhero for our time, Waffle House Wendy.

https://bit.ly/3WAn4qk

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2023 at December 31, 2022 12:04 PM (FVME7)

113 I actually had to look up that word!!
Nothing lasts forever - but at least many pictures last more than a generation …… but I get your point.
Posted by: Joe S at December 31, 2022 11:54 AM (BIYCy)

I would like to see an international contest for inventors to develop some sort of durable image storage. If you can store an image, then data bits could be made into an image, and stored, too. Here is a suggestion:

Step one. Invent flexible glass that cannot be easily shattered, even in very thin sheets.

Step two. Invent durable, heat-resistant pigments for laser printers.

Step three. Use laser printer to print color image on sheet of the flexi-glass.

Step four. Laminate (by fusing) another layer of clear flexi-glass on top of the image to seal the pigments away from air and scuffing.

The same process could be used top make optically-readable digital media.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 31, 2022 12:04 PM (tkR6S)

114 I understand completely the concept of being a Texan first, then an American

Posted by: Eromero at December 31, 2022 12:04 PM (eo57b)

115 I was Morgan Fairchild and the bimbo sidekick from the Fall Guy fan as a child.

Guess no one is ready to make the unavoidable leap that social media and "tech corps" like Amazon are in reality US Gov. The infrastructure and funding are both from US Gov. I mean that in all seriousness. The physical infrastructure is owned and run by US Gov, almost always off-site. These are just fronts. Figureheads.

https://www.theregister.com/2022/12/26/

opinion_column_alexa/?td=rt-3a

Same same for biotech.

I'm not even sure this is bad in theory. It is bad currently. Beyond bad. Horrific. Dystopian. Obviously.

Posted by: Thesokorus at December 31, 2022 12:04 PM (1ais2)

116 103
My entire life is one huge ant-bucket of crippling regrets.
Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at December 31, 2022 12:01 PM (e6MOU)
------------------------------

Today is a brand new day.
Do something you won't regret.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at December 31, 2022 12:04 PM (9rYNN)

117 The Rhodes Scholarship is one of many institutions that have been subverted.

Cecil wanted promising poet athletes with promise of being great leaders. Winston Churchills, not Mayor Petes.

I knew a guy who got to the interviews and was asked the question "you're on a lifeboat and there's not enough room. What would you do?

He answered: Throw overboard whoever I liked least.

Rhodie Bill Clinton would say that he'd sacrifice himself for the greater good.

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 31, 2022 12:05 PM (SJsWC)

118 It's amicable, but she's got so many mental health issues that have bubbled up that reconciliation became impossible. We're both miserable with each other.
Posted by: SARDiver

Hang in there. Late wife had crippling mental issues and we too, were miserable. After she passed (and I'm not saying I wish that on either of you) a delightful woman entered my life and made living a joy again. So, please don't give up hope.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 31, 2022 12:06 PM (qoGsy)

119 A new superhero for our time, Waffle House Wendy.

https://bit.ly/3WAn4qk
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2023 at December 31, 2022 12:04 PM (FVME7)



Put her in a ring. Make her rich. She needs to be paid for whoopin ass.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 31, 2022 12:06 PM (Zz0t1)

120 " "tech corps" like Amazon are in reality US Gov. "

Amazon can serve as a key hub in a centralized economy that uses Big Data to eliminate the need for free markets. So they think ...

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 31, 2022 12:07 PM (SJsWC)

121 hiya

Posted by: JT at December 31, 2022 12:07 PM (T4tVD)

122 My anti-bucket list isn't things I'll never do again but things I've always wanted to do that I must finally admit I never will. Learn to fly, take a motorcycle tour of the US, learn to play classical guitar. Every year month, the list grows.

Posted by: Oddbob at December 31, 2022 12:08 PM (nfrXX)

123 [ I was Morgan Fairchild and the bimbo sidekick from the Fall Guy fan as a child.


Heather Thomas.

The generation of the two Heather's. Couldn't go wrong either way as they were both teh hotz.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 31, 2022 12:08 PM (Zz0t1)

124 There was a character in Breaking Bad called Waffle House Wendy.

Posted by: Word to your mother at December 31, 2022 12:08 PM (3uf3+)

125 My entire life is one huge ant-bucket of crippling regrets.
Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at December 31, 2022 12:01 PM (e6MOU)

I would encourage you not to dwell on that and consider your blessings. Several weeks ago you told a wonderful account of coming back to faith in a church, and you've also shared about te blessing of your wonderful wife-and I believe you have several daughters.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 31, 2022 12:09 PM (D+F6R)

126 I understand completely the concept of being a Texan first, then an American
Posted by: Eromero at December 31, 2022 12:04 PM (eo57b)



My friend has decided he's no longer declaring himself an American. He's a Texan first and foremost. America is dying.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 31, 2022 12:09 PM (Zz0t1)

127 "tech corps" like Amazon are in reality US Gov. "

Amazon can serve as a key hub in a centralized economy that uses Big Data to eliminate the need for free markets. So they think ...
-
And make sure the wrong people aren't allowed to buy or sell.

Posted by: Methos at December 31, 2022 12:11 PM (kOpft)

128 Who ya gunna trust?

NUT BUSTERS!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 31, 2022 12:11 PM (Zz0t1)

129 Well, that's cowardly of them, but given the current military not surprising. Robert E. Lee was a good and honorable man and fortunately he's beyond caring what the woke fools at West Point think.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 31, 2022 11:44 AM (D+F6R)

Concur. The idiots in the woke crowd like to abolish things and people they fear as they are midgets compared to someone like Bobby Lee.

Soon, they too will be "abolished".

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 31, 2022 12:12 PM (R/m4+)

130 From the « Where is My Jetsons Car? » desk, here is the Volocopter.

Volocopter.com

France has announced it will be used for taxi service at the Paris Olympics.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 31, 2022 12:12 PM (YJO/E)

131 BREAKING: Startup Company says it’s begun releasing particles into the atmosphere in effort to “tweak” climate https://technologyreview.com/2022/12/24/106


This company should be destroyed and every employee launched into space without a spacesuit. This is insanity and has the potential to destroy EVERYTHING.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 31, 2022 12:12 PM (Zz0t1)

132 My new years eve:
9:00. Lace dog treat with tranqs(he hates fireworks)
10:00. Check dog to make sure he isn't dead from too many tranqs. Put him in kennel.
10:10. Pour three fingers of scotch
11:00. Go to bed.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 31, 2022 12:12 PM (anj39)

133 A new superhero for our time, Waffle House Wendy.

https://bit.ly/3WAn4qk
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2023 at December 31, 2022 12:04 PM (FVME7)

I fucking hate Twitchy. It just seems to be an alternate portal to Twatter, that, if possible, is even slower loading. Listen, folks. Don't link to Twatter's content. Steal it, and host it on your own site.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 31, 2022 12:12 PM (tkR6S)

134 From the « Where is My Jetsons Car? » desk, here is the Volocopter.

Volocopter.com

France has announced it will be used for taxi service at the Paris Olympics.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 31, 2022 12:12 PM (YJO/E)



Wait and see what happens when the batteries fail.......

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 31, 2022 12:13 PM (Zz0t1)

135 The biggest anti GOP candidate will win the Republican Primary.

Many voters are more done with the Vichy Caucus led by Mitch McConnell then they are with Democrats.

Posted by: Veritas at December 31, 2022 12:13 PM (x7plP)

136 The Int'l stateless criminals have no where to run now. RUS is out. CHN is out. They've been brought to battle. They are stuck in here with us. They hold the choke points in the machine and can dish out pain. But they can't run away. They have to give battle.

It's a good time to be an American.

Posted by: Thesokorus at December 31, 2022 12:14 PM (1ais2)

137 Anti bucket:

Flying.
Voting.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at December 31, 2022 12:14 PM (eBD6b)

138 Anti bucket:

Flying.
Voting.
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at December 31, 2022 12:14 PM (eBD6b)



I actually want to go flying again in a small plane to see if all the big plane air travel got me past the air sickness I had as a yute in small planes.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 31, 2022 12:15 PM (Zz0t1)

139 This company should be destroyed and every employee launched into space without a spacesuit. This is insanity and has the potential to destroy EVERYTHING.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 31, 2022 12:12 PM (Zz0t1)

That is actually eco-terrorism, and no different than blowing up pipelines. Need to follow these creeps, catch them in the act, and stop them.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 31, 2022 12:15 PM (tkR6S)

140 From the « Where is My Jetsons Car? » desk, here is the Volocopter.

Volocopter.com

France has announced it will be used for taxi service at the Paris Olympics.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 31, 2022 12:12 PM (YJO/E)
***
Screw the French.

ZevaAero.com.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 31, 2022 12:16 PM (anj39)

141 The Int'l stateless criminals have no where to run now. RUS is out. CHN is out. They've been brought to battle. They are stuck in here with us. They hold the choke points in the machine and can dish out pain. But they can't run away. They have to give battle.

It's a good time to be an American.
Posted by: Thesokorus

Their mentally-defective ground forces are, but the shit-stirrers will bolt if things go sideways.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 31, 2022 12:16 PM (ZqJGw)

142
That is actually eco-terrorism, and no different than blowing up pipelines. Need to follow these creeps, catch them in the act, and stop them.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 31, 2022 12:15 PM (tkR6S)



Cold, bearing hot lead.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 31, 2022 12:16 PM (Zz0t1)

143 Wait and see what happens when the batteries fail.......
—————-

Flashbacks to another high point in European flight: The Hindenburg.

Oh, the humanity!

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 31, 2022 12:17 PM (YJO/E)

144 ***
Screw the French.

ZevaAero.com.
Posted by: Diogenes at December 31, 2022 12:16 PM (anj39)



Just no. This can't work. Batteries for one. Two, PEOPLE. They can't handle this and thousands will die.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 31, 2022 12:18 PM (Zz0t1)

145 I actually want to go flying again in a small plane to see if all the big plane air travel got me past the air sickness I had as a yute in small planes.
Posted by: Sponge
___

I have no desire to.
At. All.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at December 31, 2022 12:18 PM (eBD6b)

146 Volocopter.com

France has announced it will be used for taxi service at the Paris Olympics.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 31, 2022 12:12 PM (YJO/E)


Wait and see what happens when the batteries fail.......
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 31, 2022 12:13 PM (Zz0t1)

How many of the rotors have to fail before it turns turtle and falls out of the sky?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 31, 2022 12:18 PM (tkR6S)

147
Flashbacks to another high point in European flight: The Hindenburg.

Oh, the humanity!
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 31, 2022 12:17 PM (YJO/E)



LOL.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 31, 2022 12:18 PM (Zz0t1)

148 Re: company releasing untested particles into the atmosphere

Perfect test subjects for an Ebola vaccine...

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 31, 2022 12:18 PM (K0SUX)

149 That is actually eco-terrorism, and no different than blowing up pipelines. Need to follow these creeps, catch them in the act, and stop them.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 31, 2022 12:15 PM (tkR6S)

Yes. Precisely. We face criminals. The proper tool for the job is law enforcement and jail time. We are opposed by a massive criminal conspiracy run by criminal personalities. They commit crimes. They don't want to not commit crimes. They resent not committing crimes.

"Doing well by doing good" - H Clinton.

Posted by: Thesokorus at December 31, 2022 12:19 PM (1ais2)

150 My friend has decided he's no longer declaring himself an American. He's a Texan first and foremost.

See if your friend can bring some Texan spirit (Aside from Waffle House Wendy) into Austin because some of those people at the Waffle House don't seem to have the true American spirit either. And yes, I realize there are morons (not the good kind) in every state.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 31, 2022 12:20 PM (D+F6R)

151 The Hindenburg was a very illuminating experience.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 31, 2022 12:20 PM (K0SUX)

152 One interesting comment: [ ... ]

Clyde Shelton


Posted by: K.T. at 11:10 AM

Just want to say thank you, K.T. You just made my day. Most times I comment here and it feels like what I share is either ignored or dismissed. Other than replies to links or Seinfeld quotes I share, I feel like my actual thoughts I express like this are ignored or not deemed worthy of comment by anyone else.

Seeing that not only did someone read this, but you felt it was worthy to share in a post... means a lot. Thank you.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 31, 2022 12:20 PM (Do5/p)

153 I was swearing off any more garden ornaments

then yesterday, I buy a large marble birdbath at a upstate NY estate sale

I'm a hopeless POS

Posted by: REDACTED at December 31, 2022 12:20 PM (us2H3)

154 Their mentally-defective ground forces are, but the shit-stirrers will bolt if things go sideways.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 31, 2022 12:16 PM (ZqJGw)

Where? Serious question. Where? UKR and CHN and RUS were the plan. All done. Anywhere else is under the Hegemon US.

Posted by: Thesokorus at December 31, 2022 12:21 PM (1ais2)

155 I have no "Bucket list. I have no "anti Bucket" list. For me, it's a waste of time. I only have today. I have no idea if I have tomorrow.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 31, 2022 12:21 PM (D+F6R)

156 Sponge @ 126-
I've been an American taxpayer for 58 years and still working fulltime so others can have nice things. That was not the way the Founders envisioned America when they wrote the Declaration , Constitution, and Bill of Rights. Those Signers considered themselves Soverign Citizens of their respective States.

Posted by: Eromero at December 31, 2022 12:21 PM (eo57b)

157 "... Robert E. Lee was a good and honorable man ..."

... who took up arms again the United States in order to preserve slavery. Sorry, friend, but apologies for slave-driving traitors don't fly with me.

Posted by: Nemo (great-grandson of a Union veteran) at December 31, 2022 12:21 PM (S6ArX)

158 ___

I have no desire to.
At. All.
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at December 31, 2022 12:18 PM (eBD6b)



Meh. It just harkens back to when I was a kid and my dad owned an airplane. He taped blocks to the rudder pedals so I could actually fly it, but had a tendency for illness after a while.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 31, 2022 12:21 PM (Zz0t1)

159 "Doing well by doing good" - H Clinton.
Posted by: Thesokorus at December 31, 2022 12:19 PM (1ais2)


I think it was Mark Twain who commented acidly on that attitude, and mentioned that sort seemed to do quite well indeed

Posted by: Kindltot at December 31, 2022 12:22 PM (xhaym)

160 I've been an American taxpayer for 58 years and still working fulltime so others can have nice things. That was not the way the Founders envisioned America when they wrote the Declaration , Constitution, and Bill of Rights. Those Signers considered themselves Soverign Citizens of their respective States.
Posted by: Eromero at December 31, 2022 12:21 PM (eo57b)



Preach, brother.

*fistbump*

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 31, 2022 12:22 PM (Zz0t1)

161 And the best part of flying taxis in the Olympics is the Islamic taxi drivers.

Kinda like the intersectionality between the 1972 Munich attacks and the September 11th attacks.

What could go wrong?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 31, 2022 12:23 PM (YJO/E)

162
Startup Company says it’s begun releasing particles into the atmosphere in effort to “tweak” climate

Chinese coal powered power plant.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 31, 2022 12:23 PM (63Dwl)

163 Just no. This can't work. Batteries for one. Two, PEOPLE. They can't handle this and thousands will die.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 31, 2022 12:18 PM (Zz0t1)

I'd fly one in a NY minute. If I were still working, my one hour commute would be ten minutes.
Zeva is already in flight testing. They've acquired a production facility. And the second gen aircraft is in design. The biggest problem will be the FAA.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 31, 2022 12:23 PM (anj39)

164 Putting stuff in the atmosphere would likley only work at huge scale.

Look at what the Green Nuts aren't doing:

1) getting China to stop using more coal

2) stopping illegal immigration because it increases carbon footprint

3) using charter flights to Davos

4) building more new nukes

etc. etc

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 31, 2022 12:24 PM (SJsWC)

165 Meh. It just harkens back to when I was a kid and my dad owned an airplane. He taped blocks to the rudder pedals so I could actually fly it, but had a tendency for illness after a while.
Posted by: Sponge
___

You have good memories, so, it's understandable.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at December 31, 2022 12:24 PM (eBD6b)

166
See if your friend can bring some Texan spirit (Aside from Waffle House Wendy) into Austin because some of those people at the Waffle House don't seem to have the true American spirit either. And yes, I realize there are morons (not the good kind) in every state.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke a
----------------------------

Thank Goodness, Austin wants to isolate itself from the rest of Texas.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at December 31, 2022 12:25 PM (9rYNN)

167 Startup Company says it’s begun releasing particles into the atmosphere in effort to “tweak” climate

Isn't this the plot of Snow Piercer?
Posted by: G'rump928(c)

Yes.
All except for the conclusion.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at December 31, 2022 12:25 PM (5ueg9)

168 Zeva is already in flight testing. They've acquired a production facility. And the second gen aircraft is in design. The biggest problem will be the FAA.
Posted by: Diogenes at December 31, 2022 12:23 PM (anj39)



That thing looks as comfortable as a stretch rack.

Again, I'm not trusting people in any way to make that thing a reality. It would be worse than pigs flying, shitting all over the place. Humans cannot be trusted with personal flying vehicles. Period.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 31, 2022 12:25 PM (Zz0t1)

169 Yes, Lee was so awful that Lincoln offered him command of the Union Army.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 31, 2022 12:26 PM (u73oe)

170 ___

You have good memories, so, it's understandable.
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at December 31, 2022 12:24 PM (eBD6b)



Well, I wouldn't call them good. You know how many weekends I spent scrubbing the bugs off and waxing that damn thing?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 31, 2022 12:26 PM (Zz0t1)

171 If churches are going to parrot "The Current Thing" instead of a transcendental moral order that doesn't change, what is the point of them?

I can get "The Current Thing" in 2 minute hates and 30 second infographics from dozens of media organs...why would I *go* to a church to hear the same thing from someone...who according to the current thing...represents a hate filed institution.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 31, 2022 12:27 PM (lc5cP)

172 Startup company releases Andromeda Strain into atmosphere to combat climate change.

Future headline?

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 31, 2022 12:27 PM (K0SUX)

173 The weirdest thing just happened.
I haven't been able to boot up my computer since August. It was dead. There didn't seem to be anything I could do.
But this there was a brief power outage-not much more than a flicker. When the power came on the computer started.
Now it's slowly waking up after it's long nap.
I'm puzzled.

Posted by: That NLurker it comes in pints? at December 31, 2022 12:27 PM (eGTCV)

174 Occasionally have asked about motion sickness when brought up, had many plane flights from small aircraft, military transport to commercial across both oceans as well as a cruise through the North Sea in a storm and never had it. Does that mean immune or more how your doing at the moment?

Posted by: Skip at December 31, 2022 12:27 PM (xhxe8)

175 As far as trust goes, I have none in this nation or its people, sorry.

I trust in the Lord, and beyond trusting my husband and a handful of people in this world, that's pretty much it.

I fully expect people do what is in their own best interest, and proceed accordingly.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at December 31, 2022 12:27 PM (eBD6b)

176
Thank Goodness, Austin wants to isolate itself from the rest of Texas.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at December 31, 2022 12:25 PM (9rYNN)



Austin can go play a nice rousing game of hide and go f*ck itself.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 31, 2022 12:27 PM (Zz0t1)

177 ... who took up arms again the United States in order to preserve slavery. Sorry, friend, but apologies for slave-driving traitors don't fly with me.
Posted by: Nemo (great-grandson of a Union veteran) at December 31, 2022 12:21 PM (S6ArX)


Actually it was for states rights, until the civil war the attitude was that the various states were independent states in a union, not a single state ruled from DC
Everyone throws up their hands and says "DC won" but we see how it has turned out.

If you want to call people names, I am sure you can have loads of fun on 4Chan, they dig that stuff there.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 31, 2022 12:27 PM (xhaym)

178 The comment regarding written journals reminded me also about all of our digital pictures. We know a wealth of knowledge of our past through the physical Kodak pics of times of yore. However, if the big electromagnetic wave hits and wipes out ALL that’s digital, will anyone know anything even existed for the past 20-25 years? I mean, when was the last time any of you actually printed out an honest to goodness Kodak paper picture?

Posted by: Joe S at December 31, 2022 11:30 AM

My cousin's wife was big into taking all the pictures she took of her kids and at parties and family get-togethers and making online scrapbooks. But she also was big into taking special pictures and making physical scrapbooks, as many of us did before digital times. I didn't understand why she did that at the time, seemed redundant. But looking back, it was/is a fantastic habit to preserve those memories, in the worst case that the electronic files were ever lost.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 31, 2022 12:28 PM (Do5/p)

179 The Hindenburg was a very illuminating experience.
Posted by: Anna Puma at December 31, 2022 12:20 PM (K0SUX)


The problem with flying by zeppelin is that costs were ballooning.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 31, 2022 12:28 PM (anj39)

180 Thank Goodness, Austin wants to isolate itself from the rest of Texas.

The feeling is mutual.

Posted by: Oddbob at December 31, 2022 12:28 PM (nfrXX)

181 I can get "The Current Thing" in 2 minute hates and 30 second infographics from dozens of media organs...why would I *go* to a church to hear the same thing from someone...who according to the current thing...represents a hate filed institution.
Posted by: 18-1 at December 31, 2022 12:27 PM (lc5cP)

Why would a religion, based on ANCIENT teachings from God, suddenly have a 'new' 'current' thing? Unless they were given new Holy Writ? Which, they were not.

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 31, 2022 12:28 PM (oHd/0)

182 Again, I'm not trusting people in any way to make that thing a reality. It would be worse than pigs flying, shitting all over the place. Humans cannot be trusted with personal flying vehicles. Period.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 31, 2022 12:25 PM (Zz0t1)

One of my most insane beliefs (there are many) is that humans have the same instinct birds to with respect to flying in groups. I can't explain us all not being dead from car accidents. I am constantly in awe at how very low IQ plus low coordination ppl drive cars so well. It's like we were made to move fast in groups.

Posted by: Thesokorus at December 31, 2022 12:29 PM (1ais2)

183 Screw the French.

ZevaAero.com.
Posted by: Diogenes at December 31, 2022 12:16 PM (anj39)

Uh-uh. First. The "zero emissions" is a flat-out lie. There's a fuck-ton of emissions, they are just...elsewhere.

Second. It looks like the only thing that keeps it airborne is thrust. I seriously doubt that it could land on autorotation like a helicopter.

Reminds me of the Pogo Plane:

https://tinyurl.com/342dvedn

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 31, 2022 12:29 PM (tkR6S)

184 The left then: You know if we just take over all the institutions and pump out lefty agit prop people will have no choice but to believe us!

The left now: You don't believe what our sacred national institutions say? Are you a science hating nazi or something?

Posted by: 18-1 at December 31, 2022 12:29 PM (lc5cP)

185 "Lee was so awful that Lincoln offered him command of the Union Army."

Didn't know that. Had Lee accepted it might have been a short war.

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 31, 2022 12:29 PM (SJsWC)

186 pi] Startup Company says it’s begun releasing particles into the atmosphere in effort to “tweak” climate
Isn't this the plot of Snow Piercer?
Posted by: G'rump928(c)

Start up company is intentionally polluting. Too bad EPA is focused on penalties against parking lot runoff and smokestack emissions of paper mills . . . of Sulfur compounds

Posted by: Kindltot at December 31, 2022 12:29 PM (xhaym)

187 Austin can declare itself a state, call itself Austifornia and we will just wall it in and pray for rain.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 31, 2022 12:29 PM (Zz0t1)

188 162
Startup Company says it’s begun releasing particles into the atmosphere in effort to “tweak” climate

Chinese coal powered power plant.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 31, 2022 12:23 PM (63Dwl)
-----------------------

707, 727, 737, L1011, 747, USAF, Navy Air, Marine Air, for 50+ years. Only a couple of tons.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at December 31, 2022 12:30 PM (9rYNN)

189 I'm typing this on the keyboard of the desktop keyboard.
From death back to life.

Posted by: N.Lurker at December 31, 2022 12:30 PM (eGTCV)

190 Didn't know that. Had Lee accepted it might have been a short war.

Lee argued that as Virginian he couldn't take up arms against his home, Virginia.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 31, 2022 12:31 PM (lc5cP)

191 Pogo plane?

Luftwaffe Natter ja?

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 31, 2022 12:31 PM (K0SUX)

192 Anti-bucket list:

Camping. I've slept in the dirt way more than I ever wanted to - never again.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 31, 2022 12:31 PM (qoGsy)

193 I am constantly in awe at how very low IQ plus low coordination ppl drive cars so well. It's like we were made to move fast in groups.

* smiles, waves *

Posted by: Houston at December 31, 2022 12:31 PM (nfrXX)

194 We can't get people to use their turn signals, look before changing lanes, or stay off their phones while driving. But at least those people are a danger to me only when I'm on the road for the most part. I do not need these assholes to become airborne and capable of dropping in on me everywhere like frickin' kamikazes. Hard pass on Divine Wind: Part Deux.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at December 31, 2022 12:31 PM (KFhLj)

195 187 Austin can declare itself a state, call itself Austifornia and we will just wall it in and pray for rain.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 31, 2022 12:29 PM (Zz0t1)
=-===========

With a razorwire topped fence.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at December 31, 2022 12:31 PM (9rYNN)

196 "Lee was so awful that Lincoln offered him command of the Union Army."

Didn't know that. Had Lee accepted it might have been a short war.
Posted by: Ignoramus at December 31, 2022 12:29 PM (SJsWC)


Lincoln was also offered the position of territorial governor of the Oregon Territory. Always wondered what would have happened if he accepted that

Posted by: Kindltot at December 31, 2022 12:31 PM (xhaym)

197 The problem with flying by zeppelin is that costs were ballooning.
Posted by: Diogenes at December 31, 2022 12:28 PM (anj39)

I love zepplins. Best thing ever. Fantastic technology. Intentionally sabotaged. It makes perfect sense. I want zepplins so bad it hurts. It may very well be psychosexual at this point. I simply do not care. I need them.

Posted by: Thesokorus at December 31, 2022 12:32 PM (1ais2)

198 Ok. Off to start plans for the coming festival of New Year's.

Y'all behave and be safe. Hug those close to you. Tell them you love them.

Celebrate the coming New Year and pray like never before. We need it.

I love you all. But not Paul. He's a dick.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 31, 2022 12:32 PM (Zz0t1)

199 Well, I wouldn't call them good. You know how many weekends I spent scrubbing the bugs off and waxing that damn thing?
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 31, 2022 12:26 PM (Zz0t1)

Ha!
That was one of my ways to make money at the little airport where my dad was partners on a plane. Amway industrial cleaner was excellent for getting the grime off the bottom. And those nylon fabric things were perfect for the bugs without messing up the paint. I got a lot of flying in too.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 31, 2022 12:32 PM (anj39)

200 185 "Lee was so awful that Lincoln offered him command of the Union Army."

Didn't know that. Had Lee accepted it might have been a short war.
Posted by: Ignoramus at December 31, 2022 12:29 PM (SJsWC)

a lil perk for hanging the traitor Brown

Posted by: REDACTED at December 31, 2022 12:32 PM (us2H3)

201 "Actually it was for states rights,"

Like Lincoln I see it as a fight over the future, namely how the West would turn out.

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 31, 2022 12:33 PM (SJsWC)

202 Germans wanted to buy helium from us but FDR wouldn't sell it to them.

FDR endearing America to the world.
Sounds familiar.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at December 31, 2022 12:33 PM (9rYNN)

203 Anti-bucket list:

Camping. I've slept in the dirt way more than I ever wanted to - never again.
Posted by: Tonypete
__

lol

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at December 31, 2022 12:33 PM (eBD6b)

204 Well, I wouldn't call them good. You know how many weekends I spent scrubbing the bugs off and waxing that damn thing?
Posted by: Sponge
___

Got a point there.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at December 31, 2022 12:34 PM (eBD6b)

205 Dear Penthouse Forums,

Never thought I would hear about someone wanting sex with a Zeppelin...

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 31, 2022 12:34 PM (K0SUX)

206 Zeva is already in flight testing. They've acquired a production facility. And the second gen aircraft is in design. The biggest problem will be the FAA.
Posted by: Diogenes at December 31, 2022 12:23 PM (anj39)

There is a fella around the Panama City/Destin area in Floriduh who was flying a tiny two person seaplane all around the area and giving "first lesson" to tourists to get around all the license and State and FAA bullcrap. He would land in the water and taxi to a parking lot here and there to pick up his "students". A true Air Pirate. All the government layabouts and FAA desk jockeys were trying to shut him down. He kept things low, under 500 feet, so no one knew who had jurisdiction and the Air Force out of Tyndall and Eglin were all "not our concern". They were all shouting "he will get someone killed!", blah, blah blah.

It was hilarious.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 31, 2022 12:34 PM (R/m4+)

207 Unbucket list--I don't want to outlive another wife but I know that's not entirely in my hands.

Posted by: N.Lurker at December 31, 2022 12:35 PM (eGTCV)

208 top on my anti bucket list

is being wrong

Posted by: REDACTED at December 31, 2022 12:35 PM (us2H3)

209 I love zepplins. Best thing ever. Fantastic technology. Intentionally sabotaged. It makes perfect sense. I want zepplins so bad it hurts. It may very well be psychosexual at this point. I simply do not care. I need them.
Posted by: Thesokorus at December 31, 2022 12:32 PM (1ais2)


Boeing was researching composite foam hulled Zeps for a while, which would have given the structure greater stability and been lighter than other solid hulled designs

Posted by: Kindltot at December 31, 2022 12:35 PM (xhaym)

210 "Germans wanted to buy helium from us"

Personally, I'm more worried about our running out of helium than I am about Climate Change.

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 31, 2022 12:36 PM (SJsWC)

211 Love you too, Sponge, and have a nice day.

Will be just the hubby and I, as usual, seeing the new year in.

Nothing to celebrate. Just another day.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at December 31, 2022 12:36 PM (eBD6b)

212 205 Dear Penthouse Forums,

Never thought I would hear about someone wanting sex with a Zeppelin...
Posted by: Anna Puma at December 31, 2022 12:34 PM (K0SUX)


Go on....

Posted by: Jerrold Nadler at December 31, 2022 12:36 PM (PiwSw)

213 What would do society good would be if we stopped spending ink and pixels on the retards and ignore them.

Retards like the shrews on The View.
Retards like "Admiral Dick Levine"
Retards like Greta Thunberg
Retards like the never Trump clan

The list goes on and on and on. The sane people in this world care less what these idiots think.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 31, 2022 12:36 PM (Q4IgG)

214 {{{{SMH}}}}

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 31, 2022 12:36 PM (Zz0t1)

215 Snow is something in my never to want again but as God made little green apples I will see it soon enough

Posted by: Skip at December 31, 2022 12:36 PM (xhxe8)

216 205 Dear Penthouse Forums,

Never thought I would hear about someone wanting sex with a Zeppelin...
Posted by: Anna Puma at December 31, 2022 12:34 PM (K0SUX)

this is so quaint

Posted by: Lori Maddox at December 31, 2022 12:37 PM (us2H3)

217
Never thought I would hear about someone wanting sex with a Zeppelin...
Posted by: Anna Puma at December 31, 2022 12:34 PM (K0SUX)



Tanned, rested and READY!!!!

Posted by: Lena Dunham at December 31, 2022 12:38 PM (Zz0t1)

218 185 "Lee was so awful that Lincoln offered him command of the Union Army."

Didn't know that. Had Lee accepted it might have been a short war.
Posted by: Ignoramus at December 31, 2022 12:29 PM (SJsWC)

Lee had gotten rid of the few slaves he inherited at least a decade before the Civil War.

Grant, owned a Man up until he freed him in 1859.

Times were complicated.

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 31, 2022 12:38 PM (oHd/0)

219 Boeing was researching composite foam hulled Zeps for a while, which would have given the structure greater stability and been lighter than other solid hulled designs
Posted by: Kindltot at December 31, 2022 12:35 PM (xhaym)

*wipes sweat from forehead and palms*

*types*

*deletes*

*cries*

Posted by: Thesokorus at December 31, 2022 12:39 PM (1ais2)

220 "... Robert E. Lee was a good and honorable man ..."

... who took up arms again the United States in order to preserve slavery. Sorry, friend, but apologies for slave-driving traitors don't fly with me.
Posted by: Nemo (great-grandson of a Union veteran)

Lee owned no slaves. Grant did. (At least his wife did.)

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2023 at December 31, 2022 12:39 PM (FVME7)

221 I love zepplins. Best thing ever. Fantastic technology. Intentionally sabotaged. It makes perfect sense. I want zepplins so bad it hurts. It may very well be psychosexual at this point. I simply do not care. I need them.
Posted by: Thesokorus at December 31, 2022 12:32 PM (1ais2)

One of my business students wrote a business case for unmanned aerial zeppelins to fly long haul cargo along the coasts. They pick up cargo, go 20 mules out to sea, fly to destination. Drop off cargo. Not a bad idea.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 31, 2022 12:39 PM (anj39)

222 Robert E. Lee was a good and honorable man ..."

... who took up arms again the United States in order to preserve slavery. Sorry, friend, but apologies for slave-driving traitors don't fly with me.
Posted by: Nemo (great-grandson of a Union veteran) at December 31, 2022 12:21 PM (S6ArX)

I see that your either still going to or recently graduated from the "modern" public school system.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at December 31, 2022 12:40 PM (BdMk6)

223 Personally, I'm more worried about our running out of helium than I am about Climate Change.
Posted by: Ignoramus at December 31, 2022 12:36 PM (SJsWC)

There is at least one company drilling wells for helium in southwest Saskatchewan. I expect it is found there as a minor constituent of natural gas as it was in Texas.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 31, 2022 12:40 PM (tkR6S)

224
Just no. This can't work. Batteries for one. Two, PEOPLE. They can't handle this and thousands will die.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden


Wasn't the mid-air collision that took out two WWII vintage aircraft a couple of months back caused by some midwit who was flying a drone in the crafts' flight area and it caused the fighter pilot to alter course or diverted that person's attention and thereby precipitated the subsequent collision and loss of lives?

Yeah, having midwits flying overhead with lackwit attention spans is exactly what we need.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 31, 2022 12:41 PM (pNxlR)

225 "Grant, owned a Man up until he freed him in 1859."

Which he freed as soon as he legally could.

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 31, 2022 12:41 PM (SJsWC)

226 >>> Zeva is already in flight testing. They've acquired a production facility. And the second gen aircraft is in design. The biggest problem will be the FAA.
Posted by: Diogenes at December 31, 2022 12:23 PM (anj39)


That thing looks as comfortable as a stretch rack.

Again, I'm not trusting people in any way to make that thing a reality. It would be worse than pigs flying, shitting all over the place. Humans cannot be trusted with personal flying vehicles. Period.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 31, 2022 12:25 PM (Zz0t1)


It's a saucer-shaped lifting body. That, according to the diagrams I see, you mount in a physical embrace, humping it slowly, a hundred feet in the air while razor-sharp blades spin a few inches from your intimate dance, a coupling of man and machine.

No? I vote no. Very no. A whole lot a no [queue electric guitar slide]

Posted by: banana Dream at December 31, 2022 12:42 PM (0fVbu)

227 One of my business students wrote a business case for unmanned aerial zeppelins to fly long haul cargo along the coasts. They pick up cargo, go 20 mules out to sea, fly to destination. Drop off cargo. Not a bad idea.
Posted by: Diogenes at December 31, 2022 12:39 PM (anj39)

And they could bring back a load of borax on the return flight.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 31, 2022 12:42 PM (tkR6S)

228 Posted by: Nemo (great-grandson of a Union veteran) at December 31, 2022 12:21 PM (S6ArX)

I don't have to apologize for him and BTW, my relatives fought on the Northern side in the Civil War too, but I evidently know more about Robert E. Lee than you do.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 31, 2022 12:43 PM (D+F6R)

229 Grant, Lee, Jackson and Quantrill were all very pro-Zepplin.

Fyi

Posted by: Thesokorus at December 31, 2022 12:43 PM (1ais2)

230 Took me a minute to see what AOP did there.

Posted by: PaleRider at December 31, 2022 12:43 PM (3cGpq)

231 Times were complicated.
Posted by: Romeo13 at December 31, 2022 12:38 PM (oHd/0)

————-

Indeed. When discussing the civil war, there are two types of people I ignore. Those who say it was all about slavery and those who say slavery had nothing to do with it.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 31, 2022 12:43 PM (u73oe)

232 I don't know if anybody has reported this yet, but I just saw on YouTube that Pope Benedict has passed. I wanted to let y'all know.

Posted by: Super awesome country gal in LaLousiana at December 31, 2022 12:44 PM (bNl0I)

233 Now it's slowly waking up after it's long nap.
I'm puzzled.

Posted by: That NLurker it comes in pints?





Run!!!!!!

Posted by: Sharkman at December 31, 2022 12:45 PM (c4D+R)

234 I love you all. But not Paul. He's a dick.
Posted by: Sponge

Being a dick is not a disqualifying quality. I love dicks!

Posted by: Veep Throat at December 31, 2022 12:45 PM (qoGsy)

235 Alex must have noticed the recent election. The fulminations about "this was the last polite request" are fun and funny but don't correspond to reality. No sign or indication of any new or exciting reaction to the misrule. GOPe in full control, astonishingly, and if anything the arrogant contempt for voters and actual national priorities is more intense than before.

The vessel/embodiment of a revolt continues to be the target of abuse and persecution unprecedented in our history - to the yawns of most, while a large minority continue their vapid obsession with trivial personality and other issues about him.

Wishcasting is a hell of a drug.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 31, 2022 12:45 PM (OTzUX)

236 Morning.

Mohammed puked all over his child bride, please say the right half of the top pic is photoshopped.

Posted by: Robert - Metallica, 72 Seasons, out 4/14 at December 31, 2022 12:45 PM (1Yy3c)

237 >>>BTW, by what criteria was Pete Buttglug determined to be "smart"?

>He's clean and articulate and thus far disease free.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at December 31, 2022 12:45 PM (geVLo)

238 just think

in a couple of hundred years, we will all be judged as somewhat inferior beings

for being alive

Posted by: REDACTED at December 31, 2022 12:45 PM (us2H3)

239 The Boeing Zep proposal was for the US Coast Guard for drug interdiction and spotting. One of the requirements was said to be the need to mount an M2 Browning 50 cal on it

Posted by: Kindltot at December 31, 2022 12:46 PM (xhaym)

240 "Germans wanted to buy helium from us"

-
My high school science teacher, Delmer Born, known as the Pillsbury Doughboy in part because he favored white lab coats) told us he favored selling helium to the Nazis. It would have been much safer and the Nazis couldn't have been dumb enough to attack us.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2023 at December 31, 2022 12:46 PM (FVME7)

241 Indeed. When discussing the civil war, there are two types of people I ignore. Those who say it was all about slavery and those who say slavery had nothing to do with it.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 31, 2022 12:43 PM (u73oe)

I believe it is generally conceded that the leadership of the Confederacy knew that slavery was dragging them down, and wanted to end it. But they wanted to end it on their own terms.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 31, 2022 12:46 PM (tkR6S)

242 223 Personally, I'm more worried about our running out of helium than I am about Climate Change.
Posted by: Ignoramus at December 31, 2022 12:36 PM (SJsWC)

There is at least one company drilling wells for helium in southwest Saskatchewan. I expect it is found there as a minor constituent of natural gas as it was in Texas.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 31, 2022 12:40 PM (tkR6S)
----------------------

About a decade ago the USG shut down a huge helium site in TX.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at December 31, 2022 12:46 PM (9rYNN)

243 229 Grant, Lee, Jackson and Quantrill were all very pro-Zepplin.

Fyi
Posted by: Thesokorus at December 31, 2022 12:43 PM (1ais2)

to a man, leders

Posted by: REDACTED at December 31, 2022 12:46 PM (us2H3)

244 NTSB preliminary report on the CAF mid-air lays out the facts it was the Air Boss changing the show literally in mid-flight and there were no briefings on altitude deconfliction. So the P-63F as it going into trail formation behind two P-51s and was changing to the 500ft line so did not see the B-17G.

The only known drone in the area was over a quarter mile away and at 5,000ft. The mid-air occurred at roughly 500ft.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 31, 2022 12:47 PM (K0SUX)

245 Anti-bucket list: Driving on a snow and ice covered freeway and almost slamming into a multi car pile-up because I was young, stupid and didn't realize just how bad road conditions were. (I managed to change lanes and get on the shoulder where I was able to stop. I was headed for the ditch but, there was just enough traction on the shoulder so the ditch became unnecessary.)

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at December 31, 2022 12:47 PM (5pTK/)

246 It's a saucer-shaped lifting body. That, according to the diagrams I see, you mount in a physical embrace, humping it slowly, a hundred feet in the air while razor-sharp blades spin a few inches from your intimate dance, a coupling of man and machine.

No? I vote no. Very no. A whole lot a no [queue electric guitar slide]
Posted by: banana Dream at December 31, 2022 12:42 PM (0fVbu)
***

Excellent!
I am getting a tour of the facility next month. I may use this.
I will say I love the concept. My commute was only 17 miles and it was one hour each way. I'd crouch down like that for a ten minute flight anytime just to avoid the damn traffic.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 31, 2022 12:47 PM (anj39)

247 239 The Boeing Zep proposal was for the US Coast Guard for drug interdiction and spotting. One of the requirements was said to be the need to mount an M2 Browning 50 cal on it
Posted by: Kindltot at December 31, 2022 12:46 PM (xhaym)

Me and Frank Rizzo shooting drug dealers with a Browning from a Zepplin.

*passes out*

Posted by: Thesokorus at December 31, 2022 12:47 PM (1ais2)

248 Anyway, I'm home. I'm not day drinking...yet.

Watching Sabaton live in Poland from 2013.

Sounds fuckin' great.

https://youtu.be/ueMz4YaEfZs

Posted by: Robert - Metallica, 72 Seasons, out 4/14 at December 31, 2022 12:47 PM (1Yy3c)

249 Times were complicated.

Posted by: Romeo13




And it was a.time when citizens of the United States considered that citizenship secondary to their citizenship in their home states. Kind of an obvious point, but modern folks forget it and therefore don't understand the CW very well as a result.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 31, 2022 12:47 PM (c4D+R)

250 Posted by: Nemo (great-grandson of a Union veteran) at December 31, 2022 12:21 PM (S6ArX)

I don't have to apologize for him and BTW, my relatives fought on the Northern side in the Civil War too, but I evidently know more about Robert E. Lee than you do.

And I find these refights of the Civil War/War Between the States/War of Northern Aggression a big bore, and I sometimes think they are sometimes yet another attempt
by lefists to divide divide people who should be united (conservatives). I am not a Southerner although I went to college in the South. I certainly have more in common with conservatives anywhere than leftists in the North of South.
So adios, fishy frien and God bless you.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 31, 2022 12:48 PM (D+F6R)

251 ...It would have been much safer and the Nazis couldn't have been dumb enough to attack us.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2023 at December 31, 2022 12:46 PM (FVME7)


It was really stupid of them to attack Pearl Harbor.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at December 31, 2022 12:48 PM (AiZBA)

252 Personally, I'm more worried about our running out of helium than I am about Climate Change.

We need a manned mission to the sun, stat!

Posted by: Archimedes at December 31, 2022 12:49 PM (eOEVl)

253 Ring out, Wild Bells - A New Year's song

Thanks very much for this one.

Still a few hours to complete your 2022 to-do list! (depending on your geolocation o'course)

Posted by: mindful webworker - 2023? BRING IT ON! at December 31, 2022 12:49 PM (9J956)

254 Update: son in law did not have surgery last night. It seems the last preop MRI showed the clot breaking up on its own.So, good news.

Posted by: Jamaica NYC at December 31, 2022 12:49 PM (Eeb9P)

255 Lighter than air craft are a very good idea on paper. I really don't know what hinders their production. The easy money break-even point is very heavy though. We're talking massive behemoths carrying loads you'd associate with train lines or cargo ships. The math behind aircraft design with respect to strength, weight, and materials will allow this for lighter-than-air where it certainly does not for heavier than air craft. Lockheed also has worked extensively on this. But I think the problem is reaching the very high, large-volume ships where the math is a slam dunk. Lots of investment in something that's never been done.

Posted by: banana Dream at December 31, 2022 12:50 PM (0fVbu)

256 -
My high school science teacher, Delmer Born, known as the Pillsbury Doughboy in part because he favored white lab coats) told us he favored selling helium to the Nazis. It would have been much safer and the Nazis couldn't have been dumb enough to attack us.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks,
-------------------------------------

It was all a mess; however, not selling iron to Japan and not selling helium to the Nazis did not help opinions of the locals toward us and did not improve our negotiating position.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at December 31, 2022 12:51 PM (9rYNN)

257 They keep eliminating our history. Years from now, people will know there was a civil war, but won’t know why.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 31, 2022 12:51 PM (u73oe)

258 BREAKING: Startup Company says it’s begun releasing particles into the atmosphere in effort to “tweak” climate https://technologyreview.com/2022/12/24/106


This company should be destroyed and every employee launched into space without a spacesuit. This is insanity and has the potential to destroy EVERYTHING.
Posted by: Sponge


Air pollution is the only thing that can save our climate!

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at December 31, 2022 12:52 PM (Cj8ay)

259 We need a manned mission to the sun, stat!
Posted by: Archimedes at December 31, 2022 12:49 PM (eOEVl)

Land at the poles. It'll be dark like six months out of the year.

Posted by: Robert - Metallica, 72 Seasons, out 4/14 at December 31, 2022 12:52 PM (1Yy3c)

260 They keep eliminating our history. Years from now, people will know there was a civil war, but won’t know why.
Posted by: Duke Lowell
___

That's the plan.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at December 31, 2022 12:52 PM (eBD6b)

261 It's a saucer-shaped lifting body.

-
What's its position on anal probology?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2023 at December 31, 2022 12:53 PM (FVME7)

262 Anna, thanks for the CAF incident update. Sad. And, I'm thinking, pretty unusual for a show director to so tragically and dangerously screw things up like that. I'd think that pretty conservative and redundant "guard rails" are already in place, now perhaps they'll be strengthened even more.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 31, 2022 12:53 PM (OTzUX)

263 ‘Censorship actually killed people’: Dr. Jay Battacharya on the consequences of government suppression of honest discussion of Covid on Twitter

https://tinyurl.com/mryzrsfb

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at December 31, 2022 12:53 PM (eBD6b)

264 254 Update: son in law did not have surgery last night. It seems the last preop MRI showed the clot breaking up on its own.So, good news.
Posted by: Jamaica NYC at December 31, 2022 12:49 PM (Eeb9P)


congrats !!

Posted by: REDACTED at December 31, 2022 12:54 PM (us2H3)

265 They keep eliminating our history. Years from now, people will know there was a civil war, but won’t know why.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 31, 2022 12:51 PM (u73oe)

That'll make things interesting.

"Wait, why're we paying these reparations again?"

Posted by: Robert - Metallica, 72 Seasons, out 4/14 at December 31, 2022 12:54 PM (1Yy3c)

266 A new superhero for our time, Waffle House Wendy.

https://bit.ly/3WAn4qk
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2023 at December 31, 2022 12:04 PM (FVME7)

I fucking hate Twitchy. It just seems to be an alternate portal to Twatter, that, if possible, is even slower loading. Listen, folks. Don't link to Twatter's content. Steal it, and host it on your own site.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 31, 2022 12:12 PM (tkR6S)

5 second load time. Toshiba Qosmio laptop, Windows 8.1. Chrome browser.

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy Now With Twice The Crazy. at December 31, 2022 12:54 PM (Zvtjl)

267 is thrust. I seriously doubt that it could land on autorotation like a helicopter.

I'd bet it howls like The Mother of All Drones.

Posted by: DaveA at December 31, 2022 12:54 PM (FhXTo)

268 Lighter than air craft are a very good idea on paper. I really don't know what hinders their production. The easy money break-even point is very heavy though. We're talking massive behemoths carrying loads you'd associate with train lines or cargo ships. The math behind aircraft design with respect to strength, weight, and materials will allow this for lighter-than-air where it certainly does not for heavier than air craft. Lockheed also has worked extensively on this. But I think the problem is reaching the very high, large-volume ships where the math is a slam dunk. Lots of investment in something that's never been done.
Posted by: banana Dream at December 31, 2022 12:50 PM (0fVbu)

I think the real problem with dirigibles and blimps is that they are slow, cannot fly very high, and are therefore at the mercy of the weather. If one gets caught in a severe storm, wind shear could rip it apart. I think that is what became of the Brit airship R101. Anna probably knows.

With the advent of weather satellites, and better forecasting, airships have a better chance of avoiding severe weather, but the risk will never be zero.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 31, 2022 12:54 PM (tkR6S)

269 The frightened child this piece starts out with is Greta Thunberg.

Greta is 19 years old. She turns 20 on Jan 3. She isn't a child, and we should stop describing her as such or allowing anyone to get away with that as part of "the narrative".

Call her a shrieking harridan, call her "Scoldilocks", call her any name that properly draws attention to what a miserable harpy, doomsayer, or false prophet she is, but don't let her or those promoting her get away with using the term "child" anymore.

Posted by: Grumpy and Recalcitrant at December 31, 2022 12:55 PM (nRMeC)

270 Still a few hours to complete your 2022 to-do list! (depending on your geolocation o'course)

Posted by: mindful webworker - 2023? BRING IT ON! at December 31, 2022 12:49 PM (9J956)

Yeah... I used to be a Crastinator... but I got so good I went Pro!

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 31, 2022 12:55 PM (oHd/0)

271 Don Surber, writing about the Republican leadership: “These clowns would rather serve in hell than rule in heaven.”

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at December 31, 2022 12:55 PM (EXyHK)

272
He's clean and articulate and thus far disease free.
Posted by: Dr. Bone


He's a Chatty Cathy doll with one answer for everything: "Buy an EV, people!"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 31, 2022 12:56 PM (pNxlR)

273 Happy New Year's Eve! Are you doing anything to celebrate?

Same to you, J.J. Other than listening to the OSU/Georgia game, I'm doing absolutely nothing. I'm fine with that.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at December 31, 2022 12:56 PM (Xrfse)

274 And it was a.time when citizens of the United States considered that citizenship secondary to their citizenship in their home states. Kind of an obvious point, but modern folks forget it and therefore don't understand the CW very well as a result.
Posted by: Sharkman at December 31, 2022 12:47 PM (c4D+R)

Attitudes are starting to return to that concept. I know numerous people, including myself, that have turned there allegiance away from that of the US to an allegiance toward Oklahoma.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at December 31, 2022 12:57 PM (BdMk6)

275 osted by: Jamaica NYC at December 31, 2022 12:49 PM (Eeb9P)

Glad to hear that. Thanks for the update. Prayers continue.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 31, 2022 12:57 PM (D+F6R)

276 Ok, no more procrastinating. Starting tomorrow.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 31, 2022 12:57 PM (u73oe)

277 Dear Greta: I grew up midway between New York City and Washington, DC. The Philadelphia Ship Yard was a little more than ten minutes west of my house. Chances were that the USSR would take out both cities and at least a shot at the shipyard. The US government assured me I would be safe if I stood in the hallway of my school, packed in with all the other kids in my school and wrapped my arms around my neck.

These days, I live in Offutt AFB's backyard (StratCom) and a few miles south of the Avril Harriman Center, from which the Union Pacific rail road assigns all its power(engines). A godawful number of communications companies have major operations in my area because it is so centrally located.

I'm not going to worry about something that just might happen a hundred years from now. I've been living with the immediate threat of annihilation just about my whole life.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- I wasn't particularly fond of the '70s the first time around at December 31, 2022 12:58 PM (z7W9M)

278 254 Update: son in law did not have surgery last night. It seems the last preop MRI showed the clot breaking up on its own.So, good news.
Posted by: Jamaica NYC
----------------

Good news.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at December 31, 2022 12:58 PM (9rYNN)

279 They are eliminating the disgusting history of the DemonRat Party.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 31, 2022 12:58 PM (c4D+R)

280 Banana Dream. Interesting. Well blimps or zeppelins if one prefers the sexy name for cargo may become a thing in the future if the railroads and/or government don't find a way to stop the cargo looting and general lawlessness. Probably easier to control a limited area around the launch and landing sites and then have them high enough to be safe from attack than to guard the rail routes when the gub'mint won't allow use of lethal force to guard the trains.

Posted by: PaleRider at December 31, 2022 12:59 PM (3cGpq)

281 Duh, I meant same to you, K.T.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at December 31, 2022 12:59 PM (Xrfse)

282 The Taliban/Nazi/Bolshevik/Khmer Rouge-like war on history in the US is among the most sickening and discouraging of all the sickening and discouraging crap, which is saying something.

Our new friend Nemo is a good example. Might as well be a brain-dead racist 20something chanting in a BLM march. Same basic arrogant moral narcissism, and ignorance, the fatal combo of current America.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 31, 2022 12:59 PM (OTzUX)

283 They keep eliminating our history. Years from now, people will know there was a civil war, but won’t know why.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 31, 2022 12:51 PM (u73oe)
That'll make things interesting.
"Wait, why're we paying these reparations again?"
Posted by: Robert - Metallica, 72 Seasons, out 4/14 at December 31, 2022 12:54 PM (1Yy3c)

My 8th grade hi skool teacher, Mary Cloggenstein, tole us that Abe Linkcoln wanted to become a women but Fort Summer turned him down so he attacked all the bull dykes at Molasses and it became a big battle for the tranny state's rights and freeing all the employees at the Wal Mark.

Posted by: 21 Year Old Groomed Dumb Ass at December 31, 2022 01:00 PM (R/m4+)

284 . I know numerous people, including myself, that have turned there allegiance away from that of the US to an allegiance toward Oklahoma.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons




Which is a little weird, since you live in West Virginia. But I do get why you'd shift from DC to local.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 31, 2022 01:01 PM (c4D+R)

285
Long unused stuff and outright junk began to get expelled, permanently, from this dwelling in 2022.

I will do more of that tonight because, why not? 2023 promises to be more of the same.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 31, 2022 01:01 PM (pNxlR)

286 271 Don Surber, writing about the Republican leadership: “These clowns would rather serve in hell than rule in heaven.”
Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at December 31, 2022 12:55 PM (EXyHK)

good line.

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 31, 2022 01:02 PM (oHd/0)

287 son in law did not have surgery last night. It seems the last preop MRI showed the clot breaking up on its own.So, good news

Indeed, it is. Glad to hear it.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at December 31, 2022 01:02 PM (Xrfse)

288 Anonosaurus @ 47-
General Robert E. Lee, eliminated by 'soldiers' unworthy to shine his brass.
Posted by: Eromero

Seconded !

Posted by: JT at December 31, 2022 01:02 PM (T4tVD)

289 Land at the poles. It'll be dark like six months out of the year.

Posted by: Robert - Metallica, 72 Seasons, out 4/14




Should wait a bit until the sun starts producing the heavy metals. Then use those build spacecraft to escape the nova.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 31, 2022 01:04 PM (c4D+R)

290 Skankless legs:

https://youtu.be/eUDcTLaWJuo
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 31, 2022 11:28 AM (tkR6S

And she know how to use them.

Posted by: Fox2! at December 31, 2022 01:06 PM (qyH+l)

291
Buttglug was never intended to be anything more than the Smiling Face of Gayness.


He's SecGay, period.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 31, 2022 01:06 PM (pNxlR)

292 Greta is 19 years old. She turns 20 on Jan 3.

So you're saying this babe is now available. Sweet.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at December 31, 2022 01:06 PM (KFhLj)

293 I know numerous people, including myself, that have turned there allegiance away from that of the US to an allegiance toward Oklahoma.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons


Whoa!!!!
Not so fast.
I spent a lifetime one summer at Ft Sill. No hurry to go back.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 31, 2022 01:06 PM (anj39)

294 Times were complicated.
******
Irish regiments fought hard for both north and south and after the war invaded Canada with a combined blue and gray Fenian Irish republican army in a failed attempt to hold Canada as hostage for Ireland's independence.

Posted by: Cosda at December 31, 2022 01:06 PM (Ae+jP)

295 >>> I think the real problem with dirigibles and blimps is that they are slow, cannot fly very high, and are therefore at the mercy of the weather.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 31, 2022 12:54 PM (tkR6S)

Most all of those problems really don't affect the large lifting bodies that have been envisioned. No known gust intensity, duration, energy, could affect them much. I run gust simulations all the time. Forces on an aircraft due to a particular gust or atmospheric energy are a large function of the aircraft's lift to weight ratio. The higher lift to weight the higher the response. It would be almost nothing for a huge airship. Also, these airships are not a single hulled structure. They are a complex arrangement of many gas-filled bladders supported by an aerospace internal skeleton within a high tensile shell that spans dozens of football fields in length. They are also pretty impervious to being shot or most surface-to-air missiles. You'd have to nuke one to take it out. And they would have a top speed of about 150 knots maybe a little more. Slower than most all air transport. But better than sea and most all rail.

Posted by: banana Dream at December 31, 2022 01:08 PM (0fVbu)

296 The problem with airships is as they become large enough to be a practical passenger or transport vehicle, they become unsafe in any kind of bad weather with wind shear, as is born out by how many crashes occurred.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at December 31, 2022 01:09 PM (yQpMk)

297 Swedish serial killer charged with 7 murders and he sure looks Swedish to me.

https://bit.ly/3vsikXA

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2023 at December 31, 2022 01:09 PM (FVME7)

298 A little update from Jane D'oh:

No news on her husband - he is still sedated and will be for probably a few days. She was going to go to the hospital today for a bit to sit with him and tell him she loves him in case he can hear her (I told her I was sure he could!).

And then her son texted to say he was sick and had a fever. They have been together every day since this happened. Shortly after he texted to say he had Covid, which all three of them have already had. So of course now Jane is worried about her husband with regard to that. She feels fine but was going to call the ICU nurse and I suspect the nurse will tell her to stay home.

I suggested she stay home and make a big pot of chicken soup, just in case. This poor lady, the hits just keep coming.

Posted by: bluebell at December 31, 2022 01:09 PM (pTb/Z)

299 Its not warm out thar.....

Posted by: JT at December 31, 2022 01:09 PM (T4tVD)

300 email from ocasio-crackpot two or three days ago:

In August, Congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) - the largest ever investment in fighting climate change with $369 billion! This funding is expected to create 9 million new jobs in renewable energy and lower annual energy bills by $1,000 per household.

It's estimated that this bill will reduce greenhouse gases by 40% by 2030 and it dedicates $60 billion for environmental justice in communities hardest hit by climate change and fossil fuels.

Posted by: gnats local 678 at December 31, 2022 01:10 PM (kFrCu)

301 Nevermind. I read Stockton as Stockholm and shut up.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2023 at December 31, 2022 01:10 PM (FVME7)

302 32 Susan Sarandon Rips Pete Buttigieg Amid Airline Disaster: “Being Smart Doesn’t Necessarily Make You Practical”

Look, Susan talking to Pete about smart and practical is like me talking to my dog about the teetotal lifestyle. Neither knows what the hell we're talking about.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at December 31, 2022 01:11 PM (gMml8)

303 Call the NYS D.A.'s office; another Capitol Hill liar...

@RNCResearch · 18h
Joe Biden, January 2022: The stock market “has hit record after record after record on my watch”

The stock market just had its worst year since 2008.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at December 31, 2022 01:11 PM (Vwz3I)

304 Dirigibles and cousins blimps did a good service in WWII for convoy escorts, slow as the ships they watched over.

Posted by: Skip at December 31, 2022 01:11 PM (xhxe8)

305 Thanks Bluebell !
Continued prayers.

Posted by: JT at December 31, 2022 01:11 PM (T4tVD)

306 Who gave the startup permission to our particles into the atmosphere? At the very least it's littering

Posted by: Smell the Glove at December 31, 2022 01:11 PM (11zNb)

307 re me at 300: imagine how much you'll save on your energy bill when there's no electric or natural gas in your state. mmm. frozen old people.

Posted by: gnats local 678 at December 31, 2022 01:11 PM (kFrCu)

308 thus far disease free.

They're only wee minky pox blisters!

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at December 31, 2022 01:13 PM (hgO+8)

309 Thanks for the update on Jane Bluebell. My heart aches for her and her family.
Just a lurker but I'm a praying lurker.

Posted by: That NLurker it comes in pints? at December 31, 2022 01:13 PM (eGTCV)

310 Posted by: bluebell at December 31, 2022 01:09 PM (pTb/Z)

Oh no... Prayers continuing

Posted by: It's me donna at December 31, 2022 01:13 PM (bs+z0)

311 Thanxs for the update Bluebell.
Prayers continue.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 31, 2022 01:13 PM (anj39)

312 I know numerous people, including myself, that have turned their allegiance away from that of the US to an allegiance toward Oklahoma.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons
___

My allegiance is to the Lord, not to any state or nation.
As if I'd swear fealty to Illinois, and I did the whole duty to the nation thing, to my eternal regret.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at December 31, 2022 01:13 PM (eBD6b)

313 Skip the light Fandango
Once upon a time dancing was a romantic negotiation between the sexes. It was always other things as well, but romantic dancing was a wonderful invention. Too bad it’s mostly gone the way of the dodo.

Posted by: 42 at December 31, 2022 01:13 PM (xQBr0)

314 Which is a little weird, since you live in West Virginia. But I do get why you'd shift from DC to local.
Posted by: Sharkman at December 31, 2022 01:01 PM (c4D+R)

I don't know where you got that I live in W Virginia.

I don't.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at December 31, 2022 01:13 PM (BdMk6)

315 Swedish serial killer charged with 7 murders and he sure looks Swedish to me.
https://bit.ly/3vsikXA
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2023 at December 31, 2022 01:09 PM (FVME7)

He seems nice...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 31, 2022 01:13 PM (R/m4+)

316 Whoa!!!!
Not so fast.
I spent a lifetime one summer at Ft Sill. No hurry to go back.
Posted by: Diogenes at December 31, 2022 01:06 PM (anj39)

Okay.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at December 31, 2022 01:17 PM (BdMk6)

317 But I'm experienced pulling trains!

Posted by: SecGay Bootyjudge at December 31, 2022 01:18 PM (hgO+8)

318 Swedish serial killer charged with 7 murders and he sure looks Swedish to me.
https://bit.ly/3vsikXA
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2023 at December 31, 2022 01:09 PM (FVME7)

He seems nice...
Posted by: Hairyback Guy

His grandmother was Swedish.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at December 31, 2022 01:18 PM (Cj8ay)

319 Swedish serial killer charged with 7 murders and he sure looks Swedish to me.
https://bit.ly/3vsikXA
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2023 at December 31, 2022 01:09 PM (FVME7)

Clearly a white supremacist.

Posted by: That NLurker it comes in pints? at December 31, 2022 01:19 PM (eGTCV)

320 Back on duty
GARDEN NOOD

Posted by: Skip at December 31, 2022 01:20 PM (xhxe8)

321 ...Seeing that not only did someone read this, but you felt it was worthy to share in a post... means a lot. Thank you.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 31, 2022 12:20 PM (Do5/p)



For whatever it's worth Clyde, I read all of your posts and find them to be well thought out, cogent and always a welcome addition to whatever topic we're discussing.

Posted by: Chairborne!...Desk From Above! at December 31, 2022 01:20 PM (62GQO)

322 Wildcats are hanging in there with Bama.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 31, 2022 01:21 PM (u73oe)

323 ...I suggested she stay home and make a big pot of chicken soup, just in case. This poor lady, the hits just keep coming.

Posted by: bluebell at December 31, 2022 01:09 PM (pTb/Z)



But so do the prayers.

Posted by: Chairborne!...Desk From Above! at December 31, 2022 01:23 PM (62GQO)

324 Nevermind. I read Stockton as Stockholm and shut up.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2023 at December 31, 2022 01:10 PM (FVME7)

I thought it was some kind of high brow humor that I wasn't getting.

Posted by: Robert - Metallica, 72 Seasons, out 4/14 at December 31, 2022 01:25 PM (1Yy3c)

325 I suggested she stay home and make a big pot of chicken soup, just in case. This poor lady, the hits just keep coming.

They sure do. Will continue praying. Thanks bluebell.

Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at December 31, 2022 01:25 PM (nxdel)

326 The stock market just had its worst year since 2008.
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at December 31, 2022 01:11 PM (Vwz3I)


Shaddup and eat your thirty grammes of chocolate!

Posted by: Kindltot at December 31, 2022 01:25 PM (xhaym)

327 Greta's not a child and SBF hasn't been one for a while. They're infantile adults, irresponsible and too loud. Both are exceptionally dishonest.

Posted by: CN at December 31, 2022 01:29 PM (Zzbjj)

328 >>I know numerous people, including myself, that have turned their allegiance away from that of the US to an allegiance toward Oklahoma.


Rhode Island, or Rogue Island as it was derisively nicknamed, was the last colony to sign the Constitution. Most did not want to trade rule by the King for rule by a federal government and a large number feared the loss of religious liberty which was kind of RI's thing.

Held out for a year and only relented when the other colonies announced a trade embargo against RI. We're small but feisty.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 31, 2022 01:31 PM (ZLI7S)

329 Only in a Twitter comment on Bad Blue I think Sam Bank-Fraud withdrew around $675.000 from some foreign bank since on parole

Posted by: Skip at December 31, 2022 01:32 PM (xhxe8)

330 Marc Andreessen @pmarca · 16h
Overheard in Silicon Valley: "The Waffle House fight tweet got more views (14 million) than the NBA Finals (12.4 million)."

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at December 31, 2022 01:32 PM (Vwz3I)

331 329 Only in a Twitter comment on Bad Blue I think Sam Bank-Fraud withdrew around $675.000 from some foreign bank since on parole
Posted by: Skip at December 31, 2022 01:32 PM (xhxe

I read that too, probably to pay off Garland for being a "reasonable prosecutor"

Posted by: CN at December 31, 2022 01:34 PM (Zzbjj)

332 Oh, Sam Bank-Fraud days of paying are past now, he pre paid his debts. That's his and bet claims it's not of any of the stolen money.

Posted by: Skip at December 31, 2022 01:39 PM (xhxe8)

333 Speaking of going back to old saved links, I had this 2016 linked saved in my Global Warming/Climate Change folder exposing all the false "predictions". I did not even notice until today when I went back to it that this was written by David French in National Review.

This goes back to the "loss of trust" topic. That is something I have learned over the past 6+ years since Donald Trump arrived in politics. I have learned to not trust anyone on the right anymore, as Trump exposed so many former "conservatives" as frauds and grifters.

https://bit.ly/3ik2jQb

Al Gore's Doomsday Clock Expires & Climate Change Fanatics are Wrong Again - David French

I thought of this story as I watched Rush Limbaugh's Al Gore "armageddon" clock expire. In January, 2006 - when promoting his Oscar-winning (yes, Oscar-winning) documentary, An Inconvenient Truth - Gore declared that unless we took "drastic measures" to reduce greenhouse gasses, the world would reach a "point of no return" in a mere ten years. He called it a "true planetary emergency." Well, the ten years passed today, we're still here, and the climate activists have postponed the apocalypse. Again.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 31, 2022 01:42 PM (Do5/p)

334 Abandoned willowed territory, but kind of interesting. Russian defense ministry announces Moscow airspace will be guarded by aerospace air- and missile-defense forces, up to 20K personnel involved, for New Year's.

Presumably some kind of Uke UAV attack is expected or considered possible. Probably against some energy infrastructure.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 31, 2022 01:44 PM (OTzUX)

335 For whatever it's worth Clyde, I read all of your posts and find them to be well thought out, cogent and always a welcome addition to whatever topic we're discussing.
Posted by: Chairborne!...Desk From Above! at December 31, 2022 01:20 PM (62GQO)

Yep, seconded. I have a hard enough time just keeping up with reading comments, much less answering.

Posted by: clutch at December 31, 2022 01:46 PM (9UmRs)

336 For whatever it's worth Clyde, I read all of your posts and find them to be well thought out, cogent and always a welcome addition to whatever topic we're discussing.
Posted by: Chairborne!...Desk From Above! at December 31, 2022 01:20 PM (62GQO)

Yep, seconded. I have a hard enough time just keeping up with reading comments, much less answering.
Posted by: clutch at December 31, 2022 01:46 PM (9UmRs)
***

Ditto the above Clyde.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 31, 2022 01:56 PM (anj39)

337 BTW, Chairborne. I love the nic. It reminds me.of a tee shirt I bought at Ft Lee when I was there TDY once.
Army Cooks! Death From Within!
And the logo was a skull wearing a toque and crossed serving fork and spoon.
I heard later the commander there banned the shirt.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 31, 2022 02:00 PM (anj39)

338 Hang in there. Late wife had crippling mental issues and we too, were miserable. After she passed (and I'm not saying I wish that on either of you) a delightful woman entered my life and made living a joy again. So, please don't give up hope.
Posted by: Tonypete at December 31, 2022 12:06 PM (qoGsy)

Thank you very much. I'm so very glad that a blessing helped you deal with your tragedy.

Posted by: SARDiver at December 31, 2022 02:06 PM (Cmxw7)

339 BTW, Chairborne. I love the nic. It reminds me.of a tee shirt I bought at Ft Lee when I was there TDY once.
Army Cooks! Death From Within!
And the logo was a skull wearing a toque and crossed serving fork and spoon.
I heard later the commander there banned the shirt.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 31, 2022 02:00 PM (anj39)



Heh. That reminds me of some other mottos/sayings I remember and chuckle over:
- When we were all saying "Drive On!" some wags said that the medics motto oughta be "Darvon!"
- Ft Benning's motto was "Follow Me" so of course the Main Post Dining Facility was dubbed the "Swallow Me".


I'm sure there are plenty more. Heh.

Posted by: Chairborne!...Desk From Above! at December 31, 2022 02:11 PM (62GQO)

340 Alabama 35 KS 10.

After being down 10-0 against an aggressive KS.

We might be seeing 2nd stringers soon.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at December 31, 2022 02:12 PM (yQpMk)

341 I'm sure there are plenty more. Heh.
Posted by: Chairborne!...Desk From Above! at December 31, 2022 02:11 PM (62GQO)

In MI, the electronic warfare guys (jammers) would always go with Jam It!
The SIGINT collectors usually had First to Know...and of course it became First To Go.
My old Battalion, the 109th MI, came up with Seek and Disrupt. Troops being who they are promptly made it Seek and Corrupt.
There's probably a thesis in this.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 31, 2022 02:28 PM (anj39)

342 Quick not to Kansas State. Turkey and red wine is a bad idea at halftime.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 31, 2022 02:54 PM (u73oe)

343 The changes at EWTN come at a time when the company is also under scrutiny for its often-uncritical embrace of the Trump administration, regular opposition to Pope Francis and questionable adherence to journalistic standards.

more: https://tinyurl.com/yfeuv255

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at December 31, 2022 03:00 PM (9rYNN)

344 Posted by: Diogenes at December 31, 2022 02:28 PM (anj39)


And of course the Air Defense guys - aka duckhunters - all had cricks in their necks from scanning the skies and their motto was "Shoot 'em all down and sort 'em out on the ground".

Posted by: Chairborne!...Desk From Above! at December 31, 2022 03:17 PM (62GQO)

345 Follow on Braenyard? Seeing as how that link goes to Jan 1 2021. I never heard of EWTN before, but I'm not Catholic.

Posted by: PaleRider at December 31, 2022 03:25 PM (3cGpq)

346 The "For Sale" sign is for a United Church of Christ which is a left wing church and doesn't stand for anything but progressive politics with a bit of Jesus added on.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 31, 2022 11:36 AM (mF3Es)
______________

We have one around the corner from us. We call it the "Granola Church - the church of nuts and flakes."

When our kids were little tykes we looked into their daycare program. "You don't mind if some of the children here have AIDS, do you?"

"HELL YES WE MIND!! WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU??"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 31, 2022 03:29 PM (YqDXo)

347 NOOD pets

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 31, 2022 03:30 PM (ZqJGw)

348 A couple more:


The Armor guys would call us Infantry guys "Crunchies" because that's the noise we made when they ran us over. And we'd call them DAT's (back in the M60 days) because they were dumb-ass tankers. And then when the M-1 came out we started calling them C-DATS, for Computerized dumb-ass tankers.


Heh again.

Posted by: Chairborne!...Desk From Above! at December 31, 2022 03:34 PM (62GQO)

349 345 Follow on Braenyard? Seeing as how that link goes to Jan 1 2021. I never heard of EWTN before, but I'm not Catholic.
Posted by: PaleRider
-------------------------

I'm not either. Discovered them surfing the channels and landed on a series, "The Prophets", that I can't find, by Fr Pacwa, which was my un-churced introduction to the Bible.

While searching for The Prophets I came across this and was pleasantly surprised at its positions and the resistance to it.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at December 31, 2022 03:42 PM (9rYNN)

350 This: https://tinyurl.com/yfeuv255

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at December 31, 2022 03:45 PM (9rYNN)

351 Actually it was for states rights, until the civil war the attitude was that the various states were independent states in a union, not a single state ruled from DC
Everyone throws up their hands and says "DC won" but we see how it has turned out.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 31, 2022 12:27 PM (xhaym)
____________

Before the Civil War, I think the states viewed themselves pretty much the way countries in the EU view themselves now: independent entities in a voluntary federation.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 31, 2022 04:01 PM (YqDXo)

352 I don't understand the deep passion to preserve the Union amongst the presidents. The people of all the states were OK with it under Jackson and he was as passionate or more so than Lincoln about keeping the Union. And under Lincoln it was only political/corporate interests.

I

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at December 31, 2022 04:56 PM (9rYNN)

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