Monday Overnight Open Thread (1/23/23)

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The Quotes of The Day

Quote I

“I have the right to breathe fresh air in my home. I’m not talking about if I go to someone else’s house or a place people go to smoke pot. They have the freedom to do whatever. I just do not want to be invaded in my own home.” Josefa Ippolito-Shepherd


Quote II

"....there is no amount of money that can truly compensate for her injuries." Bradley Martin KC


Quote III

“All of my fancy analytics got me to a bad place. All of your heuristics — ‘don’t trust these guys’ is obvious — totally worked.” Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert


Quote IV

Thankfully the old fuddy, self-righteous, guns for me but not for thee contingent are dying off. Larry Correia


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Quote V

If I were a citizen of Switzerland today, I'd demand the entire city of Davos be thoroughly scrubbed with a Brillo pad.

Then dipped in hand sanitizer.

Then burned to the ground. Matthew Noto


Quote VI

"We are thrilled to announce the historic rulemaking from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for NuScale’s small modular reactor design, and we thank the Department of Energy (DOE) for their support throughout this process,” NuScale President and CEO John Hopkins


The first hurdle crossed with multiple jumps to come.

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The following should be shown in every school............


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Gerard Van der Leun of American Digest has entered hospice. God bless your soul.


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She is an intellectually dishonest Congresscritter. For years the GOP had a pro-life plank in their platform and raised money for politicians to get Roe vs. Wade overturned. Now we are to blame. Fuck you you stupid bint. Another reason to never give money to the RNC.

U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) blamed the overturning of Roe v. Wade for the Republican party’s lackluster midterm showing during a recent appearance on Meet the Press. “It’s the reason we didn’t get more of a majority. We could have had a two dozen seat majority, but we don’t. This was an issue top of mind for swing voters,” Mace told NBC’s Chuck Todd.
The South Carolina Republican went on to claim that the issue will continue to hurt the GOP in 2024. “When you’re looking ahead to ’24, going to the extremes and digging in there isn’t going to work for most people,” Mace said.


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Losing your job sucks. No matter how it is done. And to be honest with you, I do not have a better idea when it comes to laying off 12,000 employees.

Jeremy Joslin, a 20-year Google engineer, said being laid off via email was a "slap in the face."

"It's as if I dropped off the grid and they have to piece together any knowledge I took," he added.

Other ex-Googlers have criticized the abrupt and impersonal nature of their terminations.

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Remember A Christmas Story? Unfortunately some raccoon double dawg dared one of his pals.

Raccoon Unfortunately Gets Frozen to Railway By Its Testicles

A little raccoon was recently spotted straddling a railway track. The raccoon was, unfortunately, completely stuck because his testicles were frozen to the metal. Luckily, a railroad worker spotted him and helped him out of his predicament.

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Thou shalt not be critical of the "Elites".

TSA seizes passport of journalist who was critical of Davos....

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The pot calling the kettle black. Or one libtard blaming another libtard for her problems.

Lori Lightfoot Blames Prosecutor Kim Foxx for Chicago Crime: ‘Handing Out Certificates of Innocence Like Candy’

Chicago’s embattled Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot has blamed Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx for the city’s out-of-control crime rates.

Incumbent Lori Lightfoot currently finds herself in third place in the mayoral race, according to the polls.

The election is at the end of February and if no candidate gets 50% of the vote, the top two will face off in a runoff election that will be held on April 4, 2023.


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This couple is trying to make a difference.

MINNEAPOLIS -- For almost 25 years, Bishop Larry Cook and his wife, Sharon, have been trying to make a positive impact on the North Minneapolis community from their church, Real Believers Faith Center.

"It's just been remarkable to be here and serve, to see lives changed. That's what we do," said Larry Cook.

But it hasn't been easy. The orange and yellow dots mark all the reports of shootings or shots fired in Minneapolis over the past year. The gas station next to their church is completely covered in colors.

"We just never would go over there. We wanted to but it was just too much going on over there. I didn't want to be solicited for drugs," said Sharon Cook.

It got to the point where the shootings started to impact the church, so Larry Cook confronted the drug dealers before a bible study.

"'If you want us to leave, you need to buy it. You don't own it,' It was just very, very contentious. So my husband just looked at them and said 'I will buy it,'" said Sharon Cook.


I wonder how long it will take the Cooks to realize that the odorous government rules and regs are just as bad as the thugs.

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Doctors happily assist with suicide. Marijuana is legal. But now booze is a no-no. Canada, the Nanny State.

New alcohol guidelines recommending that Canadians limit themselves to just two drinks a week – and ideally cut alcohol altogether – have prompted intense debate over risk versus enjoyment in a country where the vast majority of adults regularly consume alcohol.

The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) this week called for a substantial reduction in consumption, warning that seemingly moderate drinking poses a number of serious health risks, including cancer, heart disease and stroke.

The new guidelines, funded by Health Canada, represent a dramatic shift from previous recommendations issued in 2011, when Canadians were told that low-risk consumption meant no more than 10 drinks a week for women and 15 drinks a week for men.


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We really are governed by a bunch of fvcking stupid people.

The Department of Defense awarded a multi-year grant worth $3 million to EcoHealth Alliance – the company at the center of the Wuhan lab leak theory.

Starting on Dec. 12, 2022, and ending on Dec. 11, 2025, the Department of Defense will give $3 million in funding to EcoHealth Alliance, according to USA Spending – the official source for spending data for the U.S. government.

EcoHealth Alliance will utilize the multi-million-dollar grant to "reduce the threat of viral spillover from wildlife in the Philippines."

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Here, hold my beer.

Watch a German Leopard 2 tank carry a beer and not spill a drop
The tank can do more than balance a drink, and that's why Ukraine wants it so bad.

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It's starting. The slippery slope from choice to forced consumption.

House crickets allowed as food in EU
A European Commission ruling permits the insects in defatted and powdered form to now be added to pizza and pasta-based products
House crickets allowed as food in EU

Partially defatted and powdered house crickets will officially be able to find their way to EU citizens’ tables starting on January 24. This comes thanks to a European Commission ruling passed earlier this month.

As per the decision, which cited the scientific opinion of the European Food Safety Authority, the additive is safe to use in a whole range of products, including but not limited to cereal bars, biscuits, pizza, pasta-based products, and whey powder.


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We will see if Arizona is red, purple or blue. Please pass the buttered popcorn.

Democratic Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego will run for Senate, he announced Monday, setting up a general election showdown with Independent Kyrsten Sinema.

Gallego, a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, blasted Sinema throughout the 117th Congress for her opposition to various left-wing priorities. He floated a primary challenge to the freshman senator, but she left the Democratic Party in December to ensure that she would automatically advance to the general election.


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Kick ass bacon.

Pig kills butcher at slaughterhouse: Animal is knocked out with stun gun...then lashes out after waking up
A man in a Hong Kong slaughterhouse was found dead with meat cleaver injuries
Police believe a pig struggled free, knocking the butcher over and killing him


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The ONT Musical Interlude & Oil Change Emporium


Born on this day: 23 Jan 1953
Robin Zander, singer, songwriter from American rock band, Cheap Trick, who had the 1979 hit single 'I Want You To Want Me', and the 1988 US No.1 single 'The Flame'. via thisdayinmusic.com

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On this day: 23 Jan 1978
American musician and songwriter Terry Kath, best known as the original guitarist, and founding members of the rock band Chicago accidentally shot himself dead. After a party at roadie and band technician Don Johnson's home in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, Kath picked up a semiautomatic 9 mm pistol and, leaning back in a chair, said to Johnson, "Don't worry about it ... look, the clip is not even in it." To satisfy Johnson's concerns, Kath showed the empty magazine to Johnson. Kath then replaced the magazine in the gun, put the gun to his temple and pulled the trigger. Apparently unbeknownst to Kath, however, there was still one round in the chamber, and he died instantly from the gunshot via thisdayinmusic.com

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Allowing yourself to be filmed leaving DNA: Genius Award Winner.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (WFLA) — Fort Myers police are searching for a pooping perpetrator caught on camera breaking into a Joe’s Crab Shack on Saturday.

According to a Fort Myers Police Department Facebook post, the incident happened at around 2:30 a.m. at 2024 W. First Street.


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Hoops. A great sport and a better story. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

Boy, 13, born without LEGS wins place on his school's basketball team - with teammates saying he is great at snatching ball away from rivals while they dribble it across court
Josiah Johnson, 13, was born without legs, yet has made the Moore Middle School basketball team in Louisville, Kentucky
Johnson could have played in a wheelchair, but he said that would have been too easy, and he wanted to prove a point
The teenager's teammates say he excels at taking the ball away from people, dribbling it across the court and making shots

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Weekly comment stats for week of 1-22-2023


Top 10 commenters:
1 [720 comments] 'Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden' [101.07 posts/day]
2 [694 comments] 'Aetius451AD Work Laptop'
3 [417 comments] 'SMH'
4 [394 comments] 'TheJamesMadison, navigating a corrupt and violent world with Clint Eastwood'
5 [384 comments] 'Bulgaroctonus '
6 [374 comments] 'andycanuck (Vwz3I)'
7 [358 comments] 'Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)'
8 [340 comments] '18-1'
9 [337 comments] 'gp In The Center Of A Stool Boom'
10 [332 comments] 'Skip '

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [192 names] 'Ciampino - Instead of battery just rub cats together' [26.95 unique names/day]
2 [121 names] 'Brady Realist'
3 [102 names] 'Society is completely and totally fucked '
4 [79 names] 'Count de Monet'
5 [70 names] 'Duncanthrax'
6 [55 names] '18-1'
7 [55 names] 'Miklos best mullet hair-style (Charleen cuts it)'
8 [49 names] 'Miklos, reasonably happy at Trailer Acres'
9 [37 names] 'I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper'
10 [36 names] 'Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden'


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Comments

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1 Howdy!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 23, 2023 10:01 PM (u73oe)

2 Yay, ONT!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 23, 2023 10:01 PM (Bd6X8)

3 Good evening everyone.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 23, 2023 10:01 PM (qoGsy)

4 Called em

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 23, 2023 10:01 PM (u73oe)

5 ONT!

Posted by: GWB at January 23, 2023 10:02 PM (0zS5Q)

6 Nice pic up top. So many places for a person to disappear in.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 23, 2023 10:02 PM (Angsy)

7 Arf!

Posted by: Sandy at January 23, 2023 10:02 PM (Qzn2/)

8 Yo!

Posted by: Dr. T at January 23, 2023 10:03 PM (tp+tP)

9 So the real Diogenes prowls the street of Washington DC, for decades, and when he finally finds an honest man it turns out to be Donald Trump!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at January 23, 2023 10:03 PM (hOUT3)

10 I know it is a meme and lame now but Dilbert needs yo be thrown in a locker and given wedgies every day for a month.

Heuristics?

Passive aggressive smarmster.

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 23, 2023 10:04 PM (1ais2)

11 Kath then replaced the magazine in the gun, put the gun to his temple and pulled the trigger.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


Oh, the embarrassment. Be dumb enough to play Russian Roulette with an automatic, then cheat, then lose anyway.

Posted by: mikeski at January 23, 2023 10:04 PM (P1f+c)

12 Ugh.. a bit slow on the refresh. Back to the top..
ONT ONT ONT...

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at January 23, 2023 10:04 PM (+ldAm)

13 Good to see that EcoHealth Alliance is fully funded again.

Evil never sleeps, and those folks still have an entire planet to kill off.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 23, 2023 10:05 PM (Qzn2/)

14 Arf!
Posted by: Sandy


Seriously Sandy, we need to have a talk!

Posted by: Conor at January 23, 2023 10:05 PM (hOUT3)

15 Hand me down a whiskey!

Posted by: Half Basketball Player at January 23, 2023 10:05 PM (X6MY4)

16 >>>The raccoon was, unfortunately, completely stuck because his testicles were frozen to the metal.

Dipping his balls at the wrong place. You are supposed to use a pudding cup, you silly varmint!

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 23, 2023 10:06 PM (gv7Yb)

17 Chicago and Jimi Hendrix were gioing to record an album and then Jimi died.

Not a Hendrix guy but that I would have wanted to hear.

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 23, 2023 10:06 PM (1ais2)

18 Good evening, everyone

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at January 23, 2023 10:06 PM (Zktzy)

19 Why the hell would anyone rescue a raccoon from anything?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at January 23, 2023 10:06 PM (atmen)

20 Ban alcohol in Canada? What are they supposed to do during the long, cold winters?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 23, 2023 10:07 PM (Angsy)

21 19 Why the hell would anyone rescue a raccoon from anything?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at January 23, 2023 10:06 PM (atmen)

Because little baby raccoons are cute. The big ones not so much.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at January 23, 2023 10:07 PM (aA3+G)

22 Losing your job sucks. No matter how it is done. And to be honest with you, I do not have a better idea when it comes to laying off 12,000 employees.

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Billy Bean did it the right way. -

"Pete, I gotta let you go. Jack's office will handle the details."

No fluff.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 23, 2023 10:07 PM (qoGsy)

23 top 25

Posted by: Theodore at January 23, 2023 10:07 PM (pGonq)

24 Here's some feel-good news.

"'There is no plan. There's nothing': Insiders tell of panic and despair in Florida Democratic Party"

https://tinyurl.com/582tndzb

Posted by: Dr. T at January 23, 2023 10:07 PM (tp+tP)

25 20 Ban alcohol in Canada? What are they supposed to do during the long, cold winters?
Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 23, 2023 10:07 PM (Angsy)


Types,
Deletes.......

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at January 23, 2023 10:07 PM (aA3+G)

26 U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) blamed the overturning of Roe v. Wade for the Republican party’s lackluster midterm showing during a recent appearance on Meet the Press. “It’s the reason we didn’t get more of a majority. We could have had a two dozen seat majority, but we don’t. This was an issue top of mind for swing voters,” Mace told NBC’s Chuck Todd.
The South Carolina Republican went on to claim that the issue will continue to hurt the GOP in 2024. “When you’re looking ahead to ’24, going to the extremes and digging in there isn’t going to work for most people,” Mace said.


Wow. What the hell was that? An abortion of the English language is my best guess.

Posted by: MK Ultra at January 23, 2023 10:08 PM (Xrfse)

27 We are thrilled to announce the historic rulemaking from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for NuScale’s small modular reactor design, and we thank the Department of Energy (DOE) for their support throughout this process

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One of their competitors got approval for their modular reactor design under DJT, and broke ground on their fuel plant in my town last year... NuScale better get on the stick.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 23, 2023 10:09 PM (oINRc)

28 For those who are following along, here is a picture of Rebecca's hip dislocation. There is a plan in place to do a closed induction tomorrow morning, and her surgeon and one of his colleagues have a plan going forward after that.

She is in excellent hands, and she has a LOT of people praying for her. I have even called on her "personal" angels (her late sister, my sister, my Mom and Dad, and Paul's dad) to go to the "office" and make sure that The Big Guy upstairs is taking special care of her.

Thanks to all of you for your kind thoughts, words, and prayers - we truly appreciate them! I will keep everyone posted as we know more. We are at peace, because we know He is in charge, and Rebecca is one of his most special angels!

https://tinyurl.com/RebeccasHipDislocation
(Link goes to her Caring Bridge site; if you follow me on Facebook, I also post updates there)

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at January 23, 2023 10:09 PM (Ftk8U)

29 A man in a Hong Kong slaughterhouse was found dead with meat cleaver injuries. Police believe a pig struggled free, knocking the butcher over and killing him
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How did the pig kill the dude with the meat cleaver? It's not like they have opposable thumbs or anything.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 23, 2023 10:09 PM (qoGsy)

30 Relevant piece from Gerard Van der Leun

The Centenarian

https://tinyurl.com/4rjrzp3m

Posted by: KT at January 23, 2023 10:10 PM (rrtZS)

31 I may have just done a sillly irresponsible thing.

MAE is a horrible influence.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 23, 2023 10:10 PM (U2p+3)

32 EcoHealth Alliance will utilize the multi-million-dollar grant to "reduce the threat of viral spillover from wildlife in the Philippines."

"by releasing a weaponized version of the viruses currently infecting wildlife in the Philippines."

Is anyone freaking out about Chinese bat viruses now? No? Works like a charm.

Posted by: mikeski at January 23, 2023 10:10 PM (P1f+c)

33 Wow, Sponge really is first.

Congrats, Sponge.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at January 23, 2023 10:10 PM (atmen)

34 Pot does stink pretty bad...it'd suck having a pot head smoking in your apartment building...place would smell like rock concert 24/7.

Posted by: DaveX64 - AWFLs smell like dryer sheets at January 23, 2023 10:10 PM (Zs294)

35 How come everything causes cancer, ... bacon, pesticides, chips, fat, cigars, alcohol, plastic, sunshine, tv, cell phones, fireplaces, ....

...except pot and bugs?

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at January 23, 2023 10:11 PM (X6MY4)

36 20 Ban alcohol in Canada? What are they supposed to do during the long, cold winters?
Posted by: OrangeEnt
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Why get the jibby jab and then see the suicide doc of course!

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at January 23, 2023 10:11 PM (+ldAm)

37 That 'buns' billboard - who among us hasn't heard that at least once?

Posted by: Tonypete at January 23, 2023 10:11 PM (qoGsy)

38 Why the hell would anyone rescue a raccoon from anything?

So you don't have to smell it's rotting carcass if you leave it to die?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 23, 2023 10:12 PM (Bd6X8)

39 Types,
Deletes.......

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at January 23, 2023 10:07 PM (aA3+G)

That doesn't involve a moose.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 23, 2023 10:12 PM (Angsy)

40 Thou shalt not be critical of the "Elites".
TSA seizes passport of journalist who was critical of Davos....


Good thing the Deep State hasn't yet militarized the entire Deep Government Complex...

Be back in a bit there seems to be someone breaking through the front door...

Posted by: Conor at January 23, 2023 10:12 PM (hOUT3)

41 Nancy Mace is a piece of work.

But then, Trump also blamed the pro-lifers for the disappointing mid-term results.

No mention of election fraud.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at January 23, 2023 10:12 PM (TXFi7)

42 She is an intellectually dishonest Congresscritter.

So, what percentage of the people in congress actually have any principles? When Obama was in the white house, I donated money to the republican party. Now I'm throwing their mailings in the trash right and left.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 23, 2023 10:13 PM (0Htd1)

43 Some days are like this!
And some evenings are even worse...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at January 23, 2023 10:13 PM (hOUT3)

44 31 I may have just done a sillly irresponsible thing.

MAE is a horrible influence.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 23, 2023 10:10 PM (U2p+3)

So what is MAE?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at January 23, 2023 10:13 PM (aA3+G)

45 "The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) this week called for a substantial reduction in consumption, warning that seemingly moderate drinking poses a number of serious health risks, including cancer, heart disease and stroke."

This is a smoke screen to cover for all the clot shot deaths that are racking up. Climate change and gardening are also causing heart attacks and strokes.

Posted by: DaveX64 - AWFLs smell like dryer sheets at January 23, 2023 10:13 PM (Zs294)

46 A little known fact: Pot makes you psychotic.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at January 23, 2023 10:14 PM (TXFi7)

47 U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) blamed the overturning of Roe v. Wade

What is it about SC?

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at January 23, 2023 10:14 PM (Zktzy)

48 MAE:
Mark Andrew Edwards. My shooting buddy.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 23, 2023 10:14 PM (U2p+3)

49 The two youngest builders of nuclear reactors are from Kentucky and Arkansas. Stupid rednecks.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 23, 2023 10:15 PM (3gh+6)

50 46 A little known fact: Pot makes you psychotic.
Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at January 23, 2023 10:14 PM (TXFi7)

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I won't go schizo, will I?

Posted by: Larry Kroger at January 23, 2023 10:15 PM (Qzn2/)

51 47 U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) blamed the overturning of Roe v. Wade

What is it about SC?

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at January 23, 2023 10:14 PM (Zktzy)


Okra?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at January 23, 2023 10:15 PM (aA3+G)

52 So, what percentage of the people in congress actually have any principles?
Posted by: nerdygirl


They all have far more principles than I do. I only have the one set.

Posted by: mikeski at January 23, 2023 10:15 PM (P1f+c)

53 How did the pig kill the dude with the meat cleaver? It's not like they have opposable thumbs or anything.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 23, 2023 10:09 PM (qoGsy)

++++

Guy had a meat cleaver in his hand. Pig knocked him over, cleaver causes a serious wound in the guy's foot. Guy bleeds out.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 23, 2023 10:15 PM (gv7Yb)

54 So what is MAE?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at January 23, 2023 10:13 PM (aA3+G)

MAE YOUNG, world's oldest woman professional wrestler. Dead now. Best known for having Olympic Weightlifter Mark Henry's love child.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 23, 2023 10:15 PM (Angsy)

55 48 MAE:
Mark Andrew Edwards. My shooting buddy.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 23, 2023 10:14 PM (U2p+3)


So what did you buy?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at January 23, 2023 10:15 PM (aA3+G)

56 Types,
Deletes.......
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra


Wise move MisHum!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at January 23, 2023 10:15 PM (hOUT3)

57 Thanks for the Chicago video Mis Hum.

For some odd reason, I dialed up CTA the other night...good lord what a debut album.

Between CTA and BS&Ts, their horn section defined the late 60s early 70s.

****

And on another note, I'm incredibly sad about Van Der Luen. He's such a wonderful writer, and has lived such an interesting life.

I love how eclectic his page is, and will miss it and him terribly.

Posted by: Zombie Jim Morrison at January 23, 2023 10:16 PM (CCSxw)

58 Thankfully the old fuddy, self-righteous, guns for me but not for thee contingent are dying off.

-Larry Correia

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Correia has a new pro 2nd amendment book out.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2023 at January 23, 2023 10:16 PM (FVME7)

59 I'm sure Mayor Groot will somehow "find" enough ballots to secure re-election. It is Chicago after all.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 23, 2023 10:16 PM (BpYfr)

60 /off Jim Morrison Sock

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at January 23, 2023 10:16 PM (CCSxw)

61 Good evening, dear Horde!

Posted by: Ladyl at January 23, 2023 10:17 PM (qpPdw)

62 56 Types,
Deletes.......
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra

Wise move MisHum!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at January 23, 2023 10:15 PM (hOUT3)


Me accused of wisdom?

***SNORT***

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at January 23, 2023 10:17 PM (aA3+G)

63 U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) blamed the overturning of Roe v. Wade

What is it about SC?

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at January 23, 2023 10:14 PM (Zktzy)

Most of the South is a rotten borough of the GOPe... at least in the Senate. Totally beholden to the McConnell machine, and the Barbour machine before that. Decades of cuck rot. I'd imagine there's a similar problem in the House.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 23, 2023 10:17 PM (oINRc)

64 I saw Pigs With Cleavers open for Men Without Hats at the Inglewood Forum in '89.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 23, 2023 10:17 PM (Qzn2/)

65 Dear Scott Adams:

Posted by: Kindltot at January 23, 2023 10:18 PM (xhaym)

66 I will never vote for Miss Lindsay again.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at January 23, 2023 10:18 PM (TXFi7)

67 Ladyl!

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 23, 2023 10:18 PM (U2p+3)

68 >>>She is an intellectually dishonest Congresscritter.


Please report to the Department of Redundancy Department.

Posted by: Dr. T at January 23, 2023 10:18 PM (tp+tP)

69 Thanks for the dandy ONT, Mis Hum!

Great winter wonderland photo up top and rocking tune behind it.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at January 23, 2023 10:18 PM (hPMYc)

70 Jeremy Joslin, a 20-year Google engineer, said being laid off via email was a "slap in the face."
"It's as if I dropped off the grid and they have to piece together any knowledge I took," he added.

Other ex-Googlers have criticized the abrupt and impersonal nature of their terminations.


If they voted for Brandon, I don't give a single fuck.

Posted by: Get what you asked for good and hard at January 23, 2023 10:19 PM (s2na+)

71 This ain’t no shit, man! So there I was...

Posted by: Little Raccoon at January 23, 2023 10:19 PM (u73oe)

72 And to be honest with you, I do not have a better idea when it comes to laying off 12,000 employees.

I think one of the problems with this is that there are going to be a lot of people, all of a sudden looking for jobs in the same industry. I've known people who lost their jobs and found new ones relatively fast, but 12000 all at once?

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 23, 2023 10:19 PM (0Htd1)

73 Good evening, dear Horde!
Posted by: Ladyl


Dear {{{Ladyl}}}, and it is a good evening even though the entirety of the fabricated "news" is abysmal!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at January 23, 2023 10:19 PM (hOUT3)

74 Thanks for the dandy ONT, Mis Hum!

Great winter wonderland photo up top and rocking tune behind it.
Posted by: Legally Sufficient at January 23, 2023 10:18 PM (hPMYc)

Reminds me

Bill Alexander > > Bob Ross

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 23, 2023 10:19 PM (3gh+6)

75 G’oodnight, All

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at January 23, 2023 10:19 PM (atmen)

76 65 Dear Scott Adams:

Posted by: Kindltot at January 23, 2023 10:18 PM (xhaym)

...kiss.my.ass.

His acknowledgement is lacking in honesty, humility, and respect.

Pointy head fuq...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at January 23, 2023 10:20 PM (CCSxw)

77 And on another note, I'm incredibly sad about Van Der Luen. He's such a wonderful writer, and has lived such an interesting life.

I love how eclectic his page is, and will miss it and him terribly.
Posted by: Zombie Jim Morrison at January 23, 2023 10:16 PM (CCSxw)


To this day, reading his essays on 9/11 still give me chills. Truly a great writer.

Posted by: Dr. T at January 23, 2023 10:20 PM (tp+tP)

78 There's nothing intellectual about the dishonesty of these Republicans. It's just the plain vanilla "piss down my leg and tell me it's raining" variety.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 23, 2023 10:20 PM (oINRc)

79 Other ex-Googlers have criticized the abrupt and impersonal nature of their terminations.

-
You mean Google did evil?!!!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2023 at January 23, 2023 10:21 PM (FVME7)

80 I think one of the problems with this is that there are going to be a lot of people, all of a sudden looking for jobs in the same industry. I've known people who lost their jobs and found new ones relatively fast, but 12000 all at once?

It's a lot worse than that. Pretty much every one of the tech bigs is laying off. It could be like aeronautical engineers after Apollo. Hopefully not.

Posted by: Archimedes at January 23, 2023 10:21 PM (eOEVl)

81
https://tinyurl.com/RebeccasHipDislocation
(Link goes to her Caring Bridge site; if you follow me on Facebook, I also post updates there)
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at January 23, 2023 10:09 PM (Ftk8U)

Teresa--Prayers sent up for sweet Rebecca. May He cover her with great mercy and comfort.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 23, 2023 10:21 PM (qpPdw)

82 "If I were a citizen of Switzerland today, I'd demand the entire city of Davos be... burned to the ground."

And better if it had been done a week or so ago before all the royalists left.

Posted by: geoffb at January 23, 2023 10:21 PM (r//c2)

83 Top notch ONT you've assembled here, MisHum! About spewed my drink at the last pic.

Posted by: She Hobbit at January 23, 2023 10:22 PM (ftFVW)

84 Marjorie Taylor Greene to introduce legislation to declare Antifa domestic terrorists.

Posted by: gp Go Brrrrrr at January 23, 2023 10:22 PM (24fqN)

85 ..Pot does stink pretty bad...it'd suck having a pot head smoking in your apartment building...place would smell like rock concert 24/7. Posted by: DaveX64 - AWFLs smell like dryer sheets at January 23, 2023 10:10 PM (Zs294)


Back in the '70s, pot was more of a "burning rope" kind of smell. Not altogether unpleasant, in small exposure when you'd catch a whiff from being downwind of such, on occassion.

Nowdays? The shit reeks of Skunk, with about the same reach and staying power.

I know the "new" pot is many times the potency of the vintage weed. But GEEZ, couldn't the botanists have done something about that gawdawful STANK?


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 23, 2023 10:22 PM (e6UQI)

86 Rabid raccoon>Stunned pig with Cleaver>Nancy Mace

Posted by: Jerry Attrick at January 23, 2023 10:22 PM (8ocB+)

87 Lori Lightfoot Blames Prosecutor Kim Foxx

-
Dracula v. Godzilla

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2023 at January 23, 2023 10:22 PM (FVME7)

88 71 This ain’t no shit, man! So there I was...
Posted by: Little Raccoon at January 23, 2023 10:19 PM (u73oe)

-----------

The hard part was getting my tongue underneath him so I could lick his balls.

Posted by: A Caring Railway Worker at January 23, 2023 10:22 PM (Qzn2/)

89 83 Top notch ONT you've assembled here, MisHum! About spewed my drink at the last pic.
Posted by: She Hobbit at January 23, 2023 10:22 PM (ftFVW)

Glad I don't have to buy you a new monitor.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at January 23, 2023 10:23 PM (aA3+G)

90 Dear {{{Ladyl}}}, and it is a good evening even though the entirety of the fabricated "news" is abysmal!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at January 23, 2023 10:19 PM (hOUT3)


Dearest {{{Hrothgar}}}

The American public no longer is delivered the "news." It's all propaganda to support the left's agenda.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 23, 2023 10:24 PM (qpPdw)

91 ...and that how I discovered what blue balls are.

Posted by: Little Raccoon at January 23, 2023 10:25 PM (u73oe)

92 You know, I just had a great idea! Let's give new mil equipment to our adversaries in South America! All they have to do is give their old, rusty, Rooski stuff to Ukraine! Isn't that a great idea?!

https://tinyurl.com/3y2apk5y

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 23, 2023 10:25 PM (Angsy)

93 Dear Scott Adams:

It is not about who is smarter, it is not about winning.
It is about personal rights, personal autonomy, best judgement and personal responsibility for everyone, not just celebrated cartoonists.

These are personal rights which you appear to be willing to violate "if you are afraid enough" or "if the logic seems right to me"
This is what the Matrix you were talking about three years ago looks like from the inside. Sorry you missed it.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 23, 2023 10:25 PM (xhaym)

94 Can we stop calling the Davos Men "elites"? They aren't. They're a bunch of pompous mediocrities with egos the size of planets and talent that can't be found with an electron microscope.

They have been not only wrong, but staggeringly wrong about their predictions for decades. China tripped on its dick rather than become the economic superpower. Crypto fell apart. The US is, despite all that we've been through, still shambling along in a hideous mockery of life while everyone else is trying to assault the floor with their face.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at January 23, 2023 10:25 PM (MIb2C)

95 47
'U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) blamed the overturning of Roe v. Wade

What is it about SC?'

I can't think of more than a couple of reasons I'd support her.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at January 23, 2023 10:26 PM (roH4R)

96 New alcohol guidelines recommending that Canadians limit themselves to just two drinks a week – and ideally cut alcohol altogether – have prompted intense debate over risk versus enjoyment in a country where the vast majority of adults regularly consume alcohol.


I wonder if the kennedy klan are ramping up to bootleg the other way now?

Posted by: Diogenes at January 23, 2023 10:26 PM (anj39)

97 Why the hell would anyone rescue a raccoon from anything?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at January 23, 2023 10:06 PM (atmen)

Because little baby raccoons are cute. The big ones not so much.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra


One of the bastards tore up a duck last night.
I try to keep as many of the "cute" ones from adulthood as I can.

Posted by: Some Rat at January 23, 2023 10:27 PM (7l8Qu)

98 82 "If I were a citizen of Switzerland today, I'd demand the entire city of Davos be... burned to the ground."

And better if it had been done a week or so ago before all the royalists left.
Posted by: geoffb at January 23, 2023 10:21 PM (r//c2)

Royalists almost nails it. I'd call them autoroyalists. They are for royalty, as long as they get to be the royals.

I doubt very much they would enjoy the Empire of Cato.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at January 23, 2023 10:27 PM (MIb2C)

99 The American public no longer is delivered the "news." It's all propaganda to support the left's agenda.
Posted by: Ladyl


And you would think that they might every once in a while slip up and present some logic and truth, but you have to admire their self discipline in never slipping up and doing that!!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at January 23, 2023 10:27 PM (hOUT3)

100 Fvck Canada...
Terry Kath, dumbass. There's a reason for gun safety rules...
One of them: Always assume the gun is loaded.

Thanks for a great ONT, MisHum!

Posted by: COMountainMarie at January 23, 2023 10:27 PM (F2Bjy)

101 You know, I just had a great idea! Let's give new mil equipment to our adversaries in South America!

What could go wrong with providing American military equipment to Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua?

Posted by: The ARC of History! at January 23, 2023 10:27 PM (2tUFv)

102 94 Can we stop calling the Davos Men "elites"? They aren't. They're a bunch of pompous mediocrities with egos the size of planets and talent that can't be found with an electron microscope.

They have been not only wrong, but staggeringly wrong about their predictions for decades. China tripped on its dick rather than become the economic superpower. Crypto fell apart. The US is, despite all that we've been through, still shambling along in a hideous mockery of life while everyone else is trying to assault the floor with their face.
Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at January 23, 2023 10:25 PM (MIb2C)


Pure poetry.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 23, 2023 10:27 PM (qpPdw)

103 92 You know, I just had a great idea! Let's give new mil equipment to our adversaries in South America! All they have to do is give their old, rusty, Rooski stuff to Ukraine! Isn't that a great idea?!

https://tinyurl.com/3y2apk5y
Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 23, 2023 10:25 PM (Angsy)

How do you politely say, that is one of the most fucking retarded things I have ever heard of?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at January 23, 2023 10:27 PM (aA3+G)

104 Nancy Drew>Nancy Wilson>Nancy Sinatra>Nancy Kulp>Nancy Mace

Posted by: All Hopped Up at January 23, 2023 10:27 PM (8ocB+)

105 The hard part was getting my tongue underneath him so I could lick his balls.
Posted by: A Caring Railway Worker

Like this

Posted by: Sexretary Pete at January 23, 2023 10:27 PM (Swl4A)

106 They're a bunch of pompous mediocrities with egos the size of planets and talent that can't be found with an electron microscope.

Why, it's almost as if you were thinking of John Kerry when you wrote this.

Posted by: Archimedes at January 23, 2023 10:28 PM (eOEVl)

107 You can analyze bad data all you want, Scott. But why bother?

Posted by: t-bird at January 23, 2023 10:28 PM (ptElO)

108 What could go wrong with providing American military equipment to Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua?

Posted by: The ARC of History! at January 23, 2023 10:27 PM (2tUFv)

Absolutely nothing!

Posted by: The Taliban at January 23, 2023 10:29 PM (Angsy)

109 You know, I just had a great idea! Let's give new mil equipment to our adversaries in South America! All they have to do is give their old, rusty, Rooski stuff to Ukraine! Isn't that a great idea?!

I'm speechless.

Posted by: Archimedes at January 23, 2023 10:29 PM (eOEVl)

110
And you would think that they might every once in a while slip up and present some logic and truth, but you have to admire their self discipline in never slipping up and doing that!!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at January 23, 2023 10:27 PM (hOUT3)


Such is their devotion to the destruction of America.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 23, 2023 10:29 PM (qpPdw)

111 Need the duck fat for my French fries.

Posted by: Little Raccoon at January 23, 2023 10:29 PM (u73oe)

112 So we're spending billions on Ukraine and their soldiers will be delivered unspilled beer on German tanks. The American taxpayers are buying the Ukrainians a round...of beer. Skoal!

Posted by: Smell the Glove at January 23, 2023 10:29 PM (D4TsQ)

113 Good evening morons and thanks mh!

Other ex-Googlers have criticized the abrupt and impersonal nature of their terminations.

Learn to code bitchez. Wait, wut?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 23, 2023 10:30 PM (EZebt)

114
One of the bastards tore up a duck last night.
I try to keep as many of the "cute" ones from adulthood as I can.
Posted by: Some Rat at January 23, 2023 10:27 PM (7l8Qu)

Ha

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at January 23, 2023 10:30 PM (aA3+G)

115 How do you politely say, that is one of the most fucking retarded things I have ever heard of?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at January 23, 2023 10:27 PM (aA3+G)

Why pussyfoot around with being polite?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 23, 2023 10:30 PM (Angsy)

116 Jeremy Joslin, a 20-year Google engineer, said being laid off via email was a "slap in the face."
"It's as if I dropped off the grid and they have to piece together any knowledge I took," he added.

Other ex-Googlers have criticized the abrupt and impersonal nature of their terminations.


If they voted for Brandon, I don't give a single fuck.


Hahahahahaha! They thought a big corporation gave a shit about them.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 23, 2023 10:31 PM (Bd6X8)

117 111 Need the duck fat for my French fries.
Posted by: Little Raccoon at January 23, 2023 10:29 PM (u73oe)

So you been hanging with CBD. Careful he doesn't sous vide your ass.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at January 23, 2023 10:31 PM (aA3+G)

118 I shot a raccoon in the face last week. Watched it thrash around for a while, then run off to (hopefully) die. Little, and big fuckers have been trashing our front porch for months. One bastard even took a security camera down. No idea where it is.

So, yea. Fuck them.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 23, 2023 10:31 PM (Q4IgG)

119 It got to the point where the shootings started to impact the church, so Larry Cook confronted the drug dealers before a bible study.

-
It's a paradox that our atheist betters believe that they do not need God because they themselves are so magnificent but, in fact, it is our believe that God has created us with a spark of the divine that provides us with self esteem allowing us to weather the storms far better than they.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2023 at January 23, 2023 10:31 PM (FVME7)

120 They're a bunch of pompous mediocrities with egos the size of planets and talent that can't be found with an electron microscope.

Why, it's almost as if you were thinking of John Kerry when you wrote this.
Posted by: Archimedes at January 23, 2023 10:28 PM (eOEVl

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

Correction: John Kerry would have to undergo at least 10 years of rigorous, focused training to reach the level of pompous mediocrity.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 23, 2023 10:31 PM (Qzn2/)

121 And you would think that they might every once in a while slip up and present some logic and truth, but you have to admire their self discipline in never slipping up and doing that!!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar

Slippin' and a-slidin'
Peepin' and a-hidin'

Still got a long way to go

Posted by: Musical Propagandist Miklos at January 23, 2023 10:31 PM (Swl4A)

122 Other ex-Googlers have criticized the abrupt and impersonal nature of their terminations.

Learn to code bitchez. Wait, wut?
Posted by: San Franpsycho


C'mon people, we can come up with a feel good way to say. "You don't have a job anymore."

Posted by: Some Rat at January 23, 2023 10:31 PM (7l8Qu)

123 107 You can analyze bad data all you want, Scott. But why bother?
Posted by: t-bird at January 23, 2023 10:28 PM (ptElO)

Yeah. He is in the worst part of the IQ bell curve. All he sees is people dumber than him because he is not smart enough to see the ppl smarter than him. Or even have a functional understanding of dumb vs smart.

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 23, 2023 10:32 PM (1ais2)

124 Teresa--Prayers sent up for sweet Rebecca. May He cover her with great mercy and comfort.
Posted by: Ladyl at January 23, 2023 10:21 PM (qpPdw)
* * * *
Amen! And prayers up to Teresa's team for strength!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at January 23, 2023 10:32 PM (hPMYc)

125 I saw that Scott Adams confession video earlier.

We vaxx skeptics didn't "win" anything.

I don't want to be right, I don't want confessions, I don't want repentance. I don't want any of that.

I want the civil authorities and doctors to provide parents and individuals with honest, complete medical information and allow them to make the best, most rational decisions for themselves armed with objective information and without coercion.

I'm not interested in converting anyone about the COVID vaxx. It's not just about this instance. It's about respecting the bounds of the law, personal sovereignty, and the intelligence of the population to make decisions for themselves, both now with the vaxx, and in the future in all instances that may come.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 23, 2023 10:32 PM (7sRwU)

126 What is it about SC?

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at January 23, 2023 10:14 PM (Zktzy)


Okra?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at January 23, 2023 10:15 PM (aA3+G)
***

Wouldn't surprise me.
That sh*t will mess anything up.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 23, 2023 10:32 PM (anj39)

127 Scott Adams is one of those guys who thinks he's far smarter than he is and thinks his (partly nonexistent) smarts are a substitute for the knowledge he doesn't even know he lacks.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at January 23, 2023 10:33 PM (KFhLj)

128 Good God.

Someone suggests Davos be burned to the ground.
Not ONE of you Morons, in over a hundred comments, notes that they forgot the scattering and salting part.

I am embarrassed for you.

AllenG is offended. Wherever he is.

Be better, Morons. Be better.

Posted by: Baron Munchausen at January 23, 2023 10:33 PM (C1NyB)

129 Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 23, 2023 10:31 PM (Q4IgG)

——————

*Limps in*

You shot my paw!

Posted by: Little Raccoon at January 23, 2023 10:34 PM (u73oe)

130 What is it about SC?

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at January 23, 2023 10:14 PM (Zktzy)


Okra?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

No.

Mace is in Charleston.

They don't do okra. And it shows.

Posted by: Miklos, Upriver by three days at January 23, 2023 10:34 PM (PXIq3)

131 One bastard even took a security camera down. No idea where it is.

So, yea. Fuck them.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 23, 2023 10:31 PM (Q4IgG)

You check Only Fans?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 23, 2023 10:34 PM (Angsy)

132 I see there is a fight in Nantucket over affordable housing.

The locals are fighting tooth and nail because it would be bad for the environment to bring them in. You know...as opposed to letting tens of millions of southern invaders into the US.

And for those don't know, Nantucket is like Martha's Vineyard only more snobby.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 23, 2023 10:34 PM (lc5cP)

133 C'mon people, we can come up with a feel good way to say. "You don't have a job anymore."

Easy.

We are releasing you from any obligation to the company so that you may seek higher income opportunities.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 23, 2023 10:35 PM (Bd6X8)

134 Ya know, Lamont was the only one who had any common sense. He was most definitely not a proverbial big dummy.

Grady, there's your dummy.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 23, 2023 10:35 PM (EZebt)

135 94 Can we stop calling the Davos Men "elites"? They aren't. They're a bunch of pompous mediocrities with egos the size of planets and talent that can't be found with an electron microscope.

They have been not only wrong, but staggeringly wrong about their predictions for decades. China tripped on its dick rather than become the economic superpower. Crypto fell apart. The US is, despite all that we've been through, still shambling along in a hideous mockery of life while everyone else is trying to assault the floor with their face.
Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at January 23, 2023 10:25 PM (MIb2C)

And yet, by every objective material measure, they are more successful than any one of us by several orders of magnitude. More evidence that meritocracy, while a fine theory, is mostly bullshit in the real world.

Posted by: Four mansions, three private jets, two billion in the bank, and a partridge in a pear tree at January 23, 2023 10:35 PM (s2na+)

136 Hey Some Rat! Howdy!

Posted by: COMountainMarie at January 23, 2023 10:36 PM (F2Bjy)

137 And for those don't know, Nantucket is like Martha's Vineyard only more snobby.
Posted by: 18-1

I rely on Muldoon for everything Nantucket-related.

Posted by: Miklos, trusting one (1) expert at January 23, 2023 10:36 PM (ekaKt)

138 And for those don't know, Nantucket is like Martha's Vineyard only more snobby.
Posted by: 18-1 at January 23, 2023 10:34 PM (lc5cP)

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

I once met a man from Nantucket.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 23, 2023 10:36 PM (Qzn2/)

139 Other ex-Googlers have criticized the abrupt and impersonal nature of their terminations.

One thing I've often told co-workers...you work for a big company - they don't give a crap about you. Give them the value for the money they are paying you but...their a job not a family and they will fire you the second they see it as in their interest to do so.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 23, 2023 10:36 PM (lc5cP)

140 Great winter wonderland photo up top and rocking tune behind it.
Posted by: Legally Sufficient at January 23, 2023 10:18 PM (hPMYc)

Reminds me

Bill Alexander > > Bob Ross

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 23, 2023 10:19 PM (3gh+6)
* * * *
Had to look up Alexander. Nice paintings by both men, slightly different outlook I would say.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at January 23, 2023 10:36 PM (hPMYc)

141 Google abrupt and impersonal nature of their terminations. Like censoring conservatives in abrupt and impersonal nature. Life's a bitch then you die

Posted by: Smell the Glove at January 23, 2023 10:37 PM (D4TsQ)

142 Grady, there's your dummy.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 23, 2023 10:35 PM (EZebt)

-----------

Grady had street smarts.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 23, 2023 10:37 PM (Qzn2/)

143 We are releasing you from any obligation to the company so that you may seek higher income opportunities.
Posted by: Blanco Basura


Man I used to love the memos explaining so and so "had left the company in search of other opportunities."

Posted by: Some Rat at January 23, 2023 10:37 PM (7l8Qu)

144
C'mon people, we can come up with a feel good way to say. "You don't have a job anymore."

Posted by: Some Rat at January 23, 2023 10:31 PM (7l8Qu)

Great news, guys! Free vacation time for everyone!

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 23, 2023 10:37 PM (Angsy)

145 109 You know, I just had a great idea! Let's give new mil equipment to our adversaries in South America! All they have to do is give their old, rusty, Rooski stuff to Ukraine! Isn't that a great idea?!

I'm speechless.
Posted by: Archimedes


I don't know the details, but this is done because the Uks have training and logistics (ammo, service, ...) for the rooskie stuff.

Also, it converts that donor country into a US customer since now they have to get trained and logisticized for their new stuff and so that is what they will buy in future.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at January 23, 2023 10:37 PM (X6MY4)

146 Other ex-Googlers have criticized the abrupt and impersonal nature of their terminations.

Learn to code bitchez. Wait, wut?
Posted by: San Franpsycho
***

Heh!
Companies over a certain size are required to notify the guv'mint when layoffs reach a certain threshold. A colleague found it and it shows Microsoft will be laying off nearly a thousand more in the seattle area.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 23, 2023 10:37 PM (anj39)

147 One bastard even took a security camera down. No idea where it is.

So, yea. Fuck them.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 23, 2023 10:31 PM (Q4IgG)

For a second I thought you were talking about cops.

Posted by: Intense cameraphobes that lot at January 23, 2023 10:37 PM (s2na+)

148 Little, and big fuckers have been trashing our front porch for months. One bastard even took a security camera down. No idea where it is.
So, yea. Fuck them.
Posted by: Martini Farmer

I spent the first 5 or 6 years here in North Alabama live trapping them and taking them about 25 miles away along the route to work, and dumping them in the bushes next door to Northrup Grumman's executive cafeteria. Relocated about 7 or 8 of the nasty bastards. Never see them anymore now. Been racoon free for maybe four years.

Posted by: BifBewalski at January 23, 2023 10:37 PM (3CCua)

149 {{{ COMountainMarie}}}, How was the snow storm?

Posted by: Some Rat at January 23, 2023 10:38 PM (7l8Qu)

150 Anyone want to buy a security camera? Slightly used.

Posted by: Little Raccoon at January 23, 2023 10:39 PM (u73oe)

151 BTW, Zelensky is currently taking care of all family business - the deputy head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Kirill Tymoshenko resigned, the defense minister is under fire for the Ukrainian military paying three times the market rate for food, and the governors of Kherson, Sumy, Zaporozhye and Dnepropetrovsk regions also resigned (all close to Russia). It is rumored that other resignations are imminent.

This follows the entire leadership of the Interior Ministry dying in a helicopter crash a few days ago.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at January 23, 2023 10:39 PM (2tUFv)

152 Jeremy Joslin, a 20-year Google engineer,

20 straight years in Silicon Valley with one company? You have zero complaints.

Posted by: t-bird at January 23, 2023 10:39 PM (ptElO)

153 >>Other ex-Googlers have criticized the abrupt and impersonal nature of their terminations.

I have laid off my share. Never by email and it always affects me.

But I got to think that this is one last plaint from a google snowflake. What did they want, a candygram? They work remote, they get fired remote. Probably because they are snowflakes.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at January 23, 2023 10:39 PM (X6MY4)

154 And yet, by every objective material measure, they are more successful than any one of us by several orders of magnitude. More evidence that meritocracy, while a fine theory, is mostly bullshit in the real world.
Posted by: Four mansions, three private jets, two billion in the bank, and a partridge in a pear tree at January 23, 2023 10:35 PM (s2na+)



Corruptocracy works far better than meritocracy!

At least it sure seems to work well for the corruptibles who have skin in the game!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at January 23, 2023 10:40 PM (hOUT3)

155 One thing I've often told co-workers...you work for a big company - they don't give a crap about you. Give them the value for the money they are paying you but...their a job not a family and they will fire you the second they see it as in their interest to do so.
Posted by: 18-1 at January 23, 2023 10:36 PM (lc5cP)

Yup. For all their disingenuous bullshit about being like a family, unless your family would throw you under bus just as soon as look at you, they sure ain't. You're just a widget, easily discarded and easily replaced.

Posted by: Not traditional family values at January 23, 2023 10:40 PM (s2na+)

156 139 Other ex-Googlers have criticized the abrupt and impersonal nature of their terminations.

One thing I've often told co-workers...you work for a big company - they don't give a crap about you. Give them the value for the money they are paying you but...their a job not a family and they will fire you the second they see it as in their interest to do so.
Posted by: 18-1 at January 23, 2023 10:36 PM (lc5cP)


Dear Google employees, we are no longer trading money for your time. Have a nice day, Peace, Love and Understanding, MGMT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at January 23, 2023 10:40 PM (aA3+G)

157 and dumping them in the bushes next door to Northrup Grumman's executive cafeteria. Relocated about 7 or 8 of the nasty bastards.
Posted by: BifBewalski

"Messieurs, Pate au Raton Laveur"

Posted by: Chef Miklos, with Fritz Feld (you know this guy) POP at January 23, 2023 10:40 PM (h0vC/)

158 Peace, Love and Understanding, MGMT
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

What's so funny?

Posted by: A younger Elvis Costello at January 23, 2023 10:41 PM (Swl4A)

159 I spent the first 5 or 6 years here in North Alabama live trapping them and taking them about 25 miles away along the route to work, and dumping them in the bushes next door to Northrup Grumman's executive cafeteria. Relocated about 7 or 8 of the nasty bastards. Never see them anymore now. Been racoon free for maybe four years.

You see that house over there, little Bandit? Never go there. Two of your uncles and a cousin went to that house and were never heard from again.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 23, 2023 10:42 PM (Bd6X8)

160 Anyone want to buy a security camera? Slightly used.
Posted by: Little Raccoon


So the selfie porn was going fine till, your ummm, accident?

Posted by: Some Rat at January 23, 2023 10:42 PM (7l8Qu)

161 Little, and big fuckers have been trashing our front porch for months. One bastard even took a security camera down. No idea where it is.
So, yea. Fuck them.
Posted by: Martini Farmer


But aren't they cute with those little tool belts?

Posted by: Diogenes at January 23, 2023 10:42 PM (anj39)

162 Can we stop calling the Davos Men "elites"? They aren't. They're a bunch of pompous mediocrities with egos the size of planets and talent that can't be found with an electron microscope.... Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas

That is the most accurate description of Al Gore that I have ever seen. Thanks.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 23, 2023 10:42 PM (0Htd1)

163 The article doesn't mention this, but that hospital that missed the meningitis diagnosis probably didn't check if she had a stiff neck.

I taught my wife to check this whenever a kid had a fever and I was not around, and I think it is standard for any doctor or nurse. That is probably why they were culpable.

It is a shame though (if that was the case,) that the the news article did not mention it or use the opportunity to educate.

However, I take this opportunity to educate you all. If kid has fever and stiff neck - worry.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at January 23, 2023 10:42 PM (X6MY4)

164 Also, it converts that donor country into a US customer since now they have to get trained and logisticized for their new stuff and so that is what they will buy in future.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at January 23, 2023 10:37 PM (X6MY4)

But they are our adversaries, not clients, not friends. Mass murdering Castro Inc., the Bastard Bus Driver, and Offal Ortega. We should only sending them our munitions by airdrop....

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 23, 2023 10:42 PM (Angsy)

165 Half a dose of Tylenol PM, half a dose of plain Tylenol, and a prayer that this works.

Next time Pooky's shoveling the sidewalk.

Posted by: pookysgirl, nursing a pulled neck muscle at January 23, 2023 10:42 PM (XKZwp)

166 150 Anyone want to buy a security camera? Slightly used.
Posted by: Little Raccoon at January 23, 2023 10:39 PM (u73oe)


***SNORT***

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at January 23, 2023 10:43 PM (aA3+G)

167 John Kerry would have to undergo at least 10 years of rigorous, focused training to reach the level of pompous mediocrity.
Posted by: Cicero

Fucker's just a Jenjis gigolo jackass

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at January 23, 2023 10:43 PM (jCYLE)

168 165 Half a dose of Tylenol PM, half a dose of plain Tylenol, and a prayer that this works.

Next time Pooky's shoveling the sidewalk.
Posted by: pookysgirl, nursing a pulled neck muscle at January 23, 2023 10:42 PM (XKZwp)


I have a snowblower for sale.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at January 23, 2023 10:43 PM (aA3+G)

169 I know the "new" pot is many times the potency of the vintage weed. But GEEZ, couldn't the botanists have done something about that gawdawful STANK?

-
Maybe that Lume deodorant chick could do something.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2023 at January 23, 2023 10:43 PM (FVME7)

170 I don't think it's limited to big companies. Always exceptions to every rule, but if you are not an owner, you're expendable. Everyone involved will sacrifice you like a pawn if there's a good reason (or a not so good reason if they're no so smart).

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at January 23, 2023 10:43 PM (KFhLj)

171 Grady, there's your dummy.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 23, 2023 10:35 PM (EZebt)

Bubba was the dummy.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 23, 2023 10:43 PM (Angsy)

172 Ruben Gallegos, what a POS.
I will happily vote against him.

Posted by: Erebus- ex-killer whale at January 23, 2023 10:44 PM (5dTbW)

173 Stop all the Grady-hate. He did a fine job taking over the Sanford operation while Fred was in St. Louis. (Actually, Redd was holding out for more money). Grady had to step in because Lamont was a big dummy! Especially when Rollo came over.

Posted by: Uncle Woodrow at January 23, 2023 10:44 PM (8ocB+)

174 Grady, there's your dummy.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 23, 2023 10:35 PM (EZebt)

Bubba was the dummy.
Posted by: OrangeEnt

GLARE

Posted by: Auntie Esther at January 23, 2023 10:44 PM (h0vC/)

175 "Fancy analytics."

What a douchebag.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 23, 2023 10:44 PM (Qzn2/)

176 One of the bastards tore up a duck last night.
I try to keep as many of the "cute" ones from adulthood as I can.
Posted by: Some Rat


I knew someone whose dog got gashed by a raccoon. Then there was the family that kept one as a pet and it attacked their little girl.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 23, 2023 10:45 PM (0Htd1)

177 Dear Google employees, we are no longer trading money for your time. Have a nice day, Peace, Love and Understanding, MGMT
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra


It's the last sentence which makes it caring. Well done.

Posted by: Some Rat at January 23, 2023 10:45 PM (7l8Qu)

178 Especially when Rollo came over.
Posted by: Uncle Woodrow

Never trusted that Rollo.

What kind of name is that?

Posted by: Skillet at January 23, 2023 10:45 PM (Swl4A)

179 Look, I’m young, ok? I thought I could pound railroad spikes with my dick. I was wrong, ok?

Posted by: Little Raccoon at January 23, 2023 10:46 PM (u73oe)

180 I have a snowblower for sale.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

swap you a painting

Posted by: Hunter B. at January 23, 2023 10:47 PM (Swl4A)

181 Chef Miklos, with Fritz Feld (you know this guy) POP at January 23, 2023 10:40 PM (h0vC/)

Push the mulled wine. We're stuck with it!

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 23, 2023 10:47 PM (Angsy)

182 Other ex-Googlers have criticized the abrupt and impersonal nature of their terminations.

Learn to code bitchez. Wait, wut?
Posted by: San Franpsycho


That was just mean. But good on you. I like mean humor.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 23, 2023 10:47 PM (0Htd1)

183 149 Rat

Twas a nothing burger. Still waitin' for the 'big one'....


Posted by: COMountainMarie at January 23, 2023 10:47 PM (F2Bjy)

184 It's the last sentence which makes it caring. Well done.
Posted by: Some Rat at January 23, 2023 10:45 PM (7l8Qu)


This coming from the baby raccoon shooter. Oh boy, I dun good.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at January 23, 2023 10:48 PM (aA3+G)

185 Especially when Rollo came over.
Posted by: Uncle Woodrow

Never trusted that Rollo.

What kind of name is that?
Posted by: Skillet

It was a candy back in the day.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 23, 2023 10:48 PM (qoGsy)

186 Next time Pooky's shoveling the sidewalk.
Posted by: pookysgirl, nursing a pulled neck muscle at January 23, 2023 10:42 PM (XKZwp)


I have a snowblower for sale.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at January 23, 2023 10:43 PM (aA3+G)

—————

I’ll shovel the driveway with my balls.

Posted by: Little Raccoon at January 23, 2023 10:48 PM (u73oe)

187 I swear to God these 'coons are the devil's spawn. I've tried to connect to the missing camera several times... via WiFi, but either it's out of range or trashed. Looked everywhere. No dice. It's wireless and about the size of a pack of cigarettes.

It's been an issue here for several months. Tried some repellents, no good. Got cats around so the trapping thing didn't work so good. Tried to shoo them off with BB guns, water jets, etc. No dice. Finally took the last step and started to take pot shots at 'em.

The bastard I shot in the face last week had been stealing pet bowls, my cigar lighters, most anything not nailed down on our porch. No idea where he'd been taking them, but the stuff ain't around here.

Since then word got around in raccoon land to avoid Martini's pad. Shithead's ain't been seen in days.

Like goddamn gang warfare.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 23, 2023 10:48 PM (Q4IgG)

188 Evening, ONT'ers. Went to view the cars at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, AZ, today. It was friggin' cold, and despite being warmly dressed, we never got really warm. Also, damned near everything has to be paid by credit or debit card, or shitphone payments. No cash. Needless to say, that means all transactions take long. Fooking stupid.

Nevertheless, saw some nice cars. Odds of going there next year? Slim to none. They have jumped the shark, as far as I am concerned.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 23, 2023 10:48 PM (tkR6S)

189 180 I have a snowblower for sale.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

swap you a painting
Posted by: Hunter B. at January 23, 2023 10:47 PM (Swl4A


No thanks Hunter, I have enough of mine own.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at January 23, 2023 10:48 PM (aA3+G)

190 Never trusted that Rollo.

What kind of name is that?
Posted by: Skillet at January 23, 2023 10:45 PM (Swl4A)

----------

GFY, peasant.

Posted by: Rollo, First Duke of Normandy at January 23, 2023 10:48 PM (Qzn2/)

191 Yeah. He is in the worst part of the IQ bell curve. All he sees is people dumber than him because he is not smart enough to see the ppl smarter than him. Or even have a functional understanding of dumb vs smart.
Posted by: Thesokorus


You summed up something I understood for a long time - people only see down when it comes to IQ. They all think they are at the top of the heap because they are too stupid to realize other people are smarter. This is often why credentials are so respected - as a stand in for IQ -- "I am really smart, and as smart as anyone, but this guy over there has credentials so that justifies me thinking he knows more on that specific subjec.t"

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at January 23, 2023 10:49 PM (X6MY4)

192 I'm thinking that racoon was so small that when he tried to climb over the rail, the rail was a hair too tall.
In the extra time it took to climb over...stuck.

Posted by: Erebus- ex-killer whale at January 23, 2023 10:49 PM (5dTbW)

193 I shot a raccoon in the face last week. Watched it thrash around for a while, then run off to (hopefully) die. Little, and big fuckers have been trashing our front porch for months. One bastard even took a security camera down. No idea where it is.

So, yea. Fuck them.
Posted by: Martini Farmer


Wow. Smart enough to take out the security camera? I'm impressed.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 23, 2023 10:50 PM (0Htd1)

194 swap you a painting
Posted by: Hunter B. at January 23, 2023 10:47 PM (Swl4A)

Heh... If I had the money, I'd buy one of Hunter's $500k "artworks," then immediately resell it at it's actual market value (perhaps $10, if that), just to put the lie to that money-laundering scheme.

I bet it'd turn out the value of a Hunter Biden drops by 99.9% when you're not purchasing directly from him.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 23, 2023 10:50 PM (oINRc)

195 That Chicago vid has everything so typical of 70s concert footage.

When the lead guitarist starts his solo, you cut to him, and you *stay on him* until he's done. Cutting to brass players just taking a breath is *stupid*!

It's like this concert of Genesis. First of all they hardly cut to Steve Hackett, and then when he takes his solo, it takes about 30 to finally cut to him.

Posted by: Axeman at January 23, 2023 10:50 PM (OaZlZ)

196 Push the mulled wine. We're stuck with it!
Posted by: OrangeEnt

One should carefully consider the serving of mulled wine.

Posted by: Miklos, ruminating at January 23, 2023 10:50 PM (PXIq3)

197 Call them Fat Cats, an oldie but a goodie.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at January 23, 2023 10:51 PM (Zktzy)

198 See why the four rules of gun safety are so important? If you don't follow them, you end up with Peter Cetera as your lead singer - and nobody wants that.

Posted by: PabloD at January 23, 2023 10:51 PM (HSP46)

199 Learn to code bitchez. Wait, wut?
Posted by: San Franpsycho


If Gerbil is dropping 12k dead weights, I bet 10k of them don't know how to code, even in theory. The other 2k know how in theory, but can't in practice. The ones that can actually code are still there.

I can't imagine the company was any leaner than Twitter, with the company wine bars and such. But inflation and recession can have a sobering effect on a board of directors, wine bar or no.

Posted by: mikeski at January 23, 2023 10:52 PM (P1f+c)

200 I have a snowblower for sale.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at January 23, 2023 10:43 PM (aA3+G)

We've had too much ice for safe snowblowing. My neighbor that helps us with our driveway has been gone since their little girl has been in the hospital with autoimmune encephalitis (ventilator and feeding tube came out today, thank God).

Posted by: pookysgirl, nursing a pulled neck muscle at January 23, 2023 10:52 PM (XKZwp)

201 But they are our adversaries, not clients, not friends. Mass murdering Castro Inc., the Bastard Bus Driver, and Offal Ortega. We should only sending them our munitions by airdrop....
Posted by: OrangeEn

I didn't see that part.
I stand corrected.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at January 23, 2023 10:52 PM (X6MY4)

202 Like goddamn gang warfare.
Posted by: Martini Farmer


Much as I loved old school Disney, worst thing they did was make WILDLIFE! cute.

Posted by: Some Rat at January 23, 2023 10:52 PM (7l8Qu)

203 "I am really smart, and as smart as anyone, but this guy over there has credentials so that justifies me thinking he knows more on that specific subjec.t"
Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest

We have Programs for Everyone.

And EZ Financing

Posted by: University of Miklos Institute for Advanced Studies Y'all at January 23, 2023 10:52 PM (Swl4A)

204 I got laid off by email once.
Boss was in Spain and sent me a note. I thought it was a crappy way to do it as it was a small company and I worked directly for the CEO. And I had just positioned the company with three different teams looking at about $30M in business.
But it was a shitty commute so good riddance.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 23, 2023 10:53 PM (anj39)

205 199 Learn to code bitchez. Wait, wut?
Posted by: San Franpsycho

If Gerbil is dropping 12k dead weights, I bet 10k of them don't know how to code, even in theory. The other 2k know how in theory, but can't in practice. The ones that can actually code are still there.

I can't imagine the company was any leaner than Twitter, with the company wine bars and such. But inflation and recession can have a sobering effect on a board of directors, wine bar or no.
Posted by: mikeski at January 23, 2023 10:52 PM (P1f+c)


Did I do that?

Posted by: Joe Erkel Biden at January 23, 2023 10:53 PM (aA3+G)

206 In the extra time it took to climb over...stuck.
Posted by: Erebus- ex-killer whale at January 23, 2023 10:49 PM (5dTbW)

—————-

Yes, let’s go with that.

Posted by: Little Raccoon at January 23, 2023 10:53 PM (u73oe)

207 Wow. Smart enough to take out the security camera? I'm impressed.

You should have seen him coming down the chimney on a wire, a la Tom Cruise.

Posted by: Archimedes at January 23, 2023 10:54 PM (eOEVl)

208 We've had too much ice for safe snowblowing. My neighbor that helps us with our driveway has been gone since their little girl has been in the hospital with autoimmune encephalitis (ventilator and feeding tube came out today, thank God).
Posted by: pookysgirl, nursing a pulled neck muscle at January 23, 2023 10:52 PM (XKZwp)

No such thing as safe snowblowing


Glad your neighbor's kid is better

Posted by: Lefty at January 23, 2023 10:55 PM (aA3+G)

209 AOP, sorry to hear about your Barrett-Jackson experience.
I'm afraid it hasn't been about the cars for a while now.
I used to be a regular, but when it became trendy and a social affair it went downhill.

Posted by: Erebus- ex-killer whale at January 23, 2023 10:55 PM (5dTbW)

210 Food producers in the European Union will be allowed to use cricket powder in flour-based products when a new statute takes effect on Tuesday. https://bit.ly/3HqfmcZ

All flour has bugs in it, but now I guess it'll have more. No more french baguettes for me.

Posted by: gp Go Brrrrrr at January 23, 2023 10:55 PM (24fqN)

211 This is a smoke screen to cover for all the clot shot deaths that are racking up. Climate change and gardening are also causing heart attacks and strokes.
Posted by: DaveX64 - AWFLs smell like dryer sheets at January 23, 2023 10:13 PM (Zs294)

I think you nailed it. Also gives them a plausible excuse to raise the liquor taxes two notches past "ridiculous". Commies and faggots, all of them.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 23, 2023 10:56 PM (tkR6S)

212 But inflation and recession can have a sobering effect on a board of directors, wine bar or no.

Posted by: mikeski at January 23, 2023 10:52 PM (P1f+c)

So, you're not interested in the mulled wine?

Posted by: Comicus, the Waiter at January 23, 2023 10:56 PM (Angsy)

213 One should carefully consider the serving of mulled wine.
Posted by: Miklos

I'll think about it.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 23, 2023 10:56 PM (qoGsy)

214 Would people rather a downsizing be personal?

"Yeah, we've got a lot of people we need to cut, but we're really looking forward to canning your ass!"

Layoffs are about numbers. That's all they've ever been about.

Welcome to reality outside of your ma.

Posted by: Axeman at January 23, 2023 10:57 PM (OaZlZ)

215 Nevertheless, saw some nice cars. Odds of going there next year? Slim to none. They have jumped the shark, as far as I am concerned.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 23, 2023 10:48 PM (tkR6S)

Saw a vid today that a lot of these auctions end in no sale. Did you notice that today?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 23, 2023 10:57 PM (Angsy)

216
“When you’re looking ahead to ’24, going to the extremes and digging in there isn’t going to work for most people,” Mace said.

___________

The entire Democratic party 100% fervently believes that abortion should be lawful up to birth and any live baby born in the course of an abortion should be allowed to die. But pro-life Republicans are the extremists.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 23, 2023 10:58 PM (MoZTd)

217 One should carefully consider the serving of mulled wine.
Posted by: Miklos

I'll think about it.
Posted by: Tonypete

Now see?

We can have nice things.

Posted by: Col. Miklos loves it when a joke plan comes together at January 23, 2023 10:58 PM (PXIq3)

218 Maybe it's just me, but I feel we should replace the phrase "nanny state" with the more accurate phrase "bully state."

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at January 23, 2023 10:58 PM (cq4C8)

219 Re: gun stuff, one of the problems the authoritarian left is having is that most of the spree killers of the 2010s had ties to the government and/or various leftist institutions. Another problem is that "defund the police" and "only the police should have guns" do not play well together.

Posted by: CppThis at January 23, 2023 10:58 PM (PZvjL)

220 "When the lead guitarist starts his solo, you cut to him, and you *stay on him* until he's done."

Rhythm section lament #1.

Posted by: gp Go Brrrrrr at January 23, 2023 10:58 PM (24fqN)

221 Glad your neighbor's kid is better

Posted by: Lefty at January 23, 2023 10:55 PM (aA3+G)

Pookette considers D her best friend, her mom is a teacher's aide in Pookette's class, and D's older sister (16) is "interested" in Pooky's nephew. We've been praying nonstop.

Posted by: pookysgirl, nursing a pulled neck muscle at January 23, 2023 10:59 PM (XKZwp)

222 I didn't see that part.
I stand corrected.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at January 23, 2023 10:52 PM (X6MY4)

Yeah, I mean, who the F ever would think of doing that??

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 23, 2023 11:00 PM (Angsy)

223 190 Never trusted that Rollo.

What kind of name is that?
Posted by: Skillet at January 23, 2023 10:45 PM (Swl4A)

----------

GFY, peasant.
Posted by: Rollo, First Duke of Normandy at January 23, 2023 10:48 PM (Qzn2/)

I'm your huckleberry...

Posted by: Rollo Tomassi at January 23, 2023 11:00 PM (CCSxw)

224 Here's a little story about Rocky Raccon

Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at January 23, 2023 11:01 PM (WF/xn)

225 Terry Kath. I dunno, the guy didn't demonstrate the slightest concern for basic safety procedures.
I think he recorded an entire side of an LP with distorted improvistions.
What a waste of wax.
RIP

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 23, 2023 11:01 PM (jTmQV)

226 Terry Kath, dumbass. There's a reason for gun safety rules...
One of them: Always assume the gun is loaded.

Thanks for a great ONT, MisHum!
Posted by: COMountainMarie at January 23, 2023 10:27 PM (F2Bjy)

Isn't the other rule never point it at something you don't want destroyed?

Posted by: InZona at January 23, 2023 11:01 PM (bfyic)

227 I lived in a 2nd floor apartment and had college age weed dealers/smokers on the 3rd floors as neighbors.
It would suck to come home and open the door and have my place reek of weed since we shared vents and A/C.
A box fan and an open windows would be needed to get the stench out.
The smell of that crap makes me gag.

Posted by: Erebus- ex-killer whale at January 23, 2023 11:01 PM (5dTbW)

228 Rhythm section lament #1.
Posted by: gp Go Brrrrrr


Fine, ok two tight on the fingering, dissolve to two....

Posted by: The director, don't make me scream at you. at January 23, 2023 11:01 PM (7l8Qu)

229 218 Maybe it's just me, but I feel we should replace the phrase "nanny state" with the more accurate phrase "bully state."
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at January 23, 2023 10:58 PM (cq4C

I believe you have a valid suggestion there.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at January 23, 2023 11:02 PM (aA3+G)

230 Yup. For all their disingenuous bullshit about being like a family, unless your family would throw you under bus just as soon as look at you, they sure ain't. You're just a widget, easily discarded and easily replaced.
Posted by: Not traditional family values


I knew someone whose family was like that. When I was caring for my elderly parents, she told me that I should get my parents to sign over their house to me. I told her that we didn't do things like that.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 23, 2023 11:02 PM (0Htd1)

231 I got laid off by email once.
Boss was in Spain and sent me a note. I thought it was a crappy way to do it as it was a small company and I worked directly for the CEO.
Posted by: Diogenes

Once when I was let go, the Grand Poohbah left Mount Olympus and graced me with his presence. Gave me the bad news. He did have his staff clear the floor though before he gave me the news - he actually feared I'd go postal. I'm still kind of proud of that one.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 23, 2023 11:02 PM (qoGsy)

232
Yo, Googleers! Welcome to the real world. You're a cost. By accepting a paycheck you're stealing from shareholders. Best wishes in your future endeavors.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 23, 2023 11:03 PM (MoZTd)

233 Welcome to reality outside of your ma.

Posted by: Axeman at January 23, 2023 10:57 PM (OaZlZ)

You leave my mother out of this!!

Posted by: Downsized Googler at January 23, 2023 11:04 PM (Angsy)

234 I am getting sleepy.... very sleepy....

*clunk*

Posted by: pookysgirl, snoring at January 23, 2023 11:04 PM (XKZwp)

235 Just in case there's some Moron out there who doesn't know the Four Rules of Gun Safety:
1) Treat all guns as if they're loaded at all times.
2) Never point the muzzle at anything you don't want to destroy (like your head).
3) Keep your finger off the trigger until you're on target (aka "keep your booger hook off the bang switch").
4) Know what your backstop is (IOW, where is that bullet going to go once it passes through the target?).

Posted by: PabloD at January 23, 2023 11:04 PM (HSP46)

236 233 Welcome to reality outside of your ma.

Posted by: Axeman at January 23, 2023 10:57 PM (OaZlZ)

You leave my mother out of this!!
Posted by: Downsized Googler at January 23, 2023 11:04 PM (Angsy)

After all it's ma is it's landlord. Basement apartments are difficult to come by.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at January 23, 2023 11:05 PM (aA3+G)

237 225 Terry Kath. I dunno, the guy didn't demonstrate the slightest concern for basic safety procedures.
I think he recorded an entire side of an LP with distorted improvistions.
What a waste of wax.
RIP
Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 23, 2023 11:01 PM (jTmQV)

I mentioned this earlier:

Chicago Transit Authority was a kick ass debut album...

I've been playing it non stop for a couple of days now.

Opening tracks work really well in the gym.

Posted by: Rollo Tomassi at January 23, 2023 11:05 PM (CCSxw)

238 218 Maybe it's just me, but I feel we should replace the phrase "nanny state" with the more accurate phrase "bully state."
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at January 23, 2023 10:58 PM (cq4C
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It's a natural progression, nanny state to bully state.

Just like Communist China in the early '60's.

With the same Chinese Communist influence, and the same playbook Mao used as the Democrats/Davos crowd is using now, why would the outcome be any different?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 23, 2023 11:05 PM (i+mOk)

239 177 Dear Google employees, we are no longer trading money for your time. Have a nice day, Peace, Love and Understanding, MGMT
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra


It's the last sentence which makes it caring. Well done.
Posted by: Some Rat at January 23, 2023 10:45 PM (7l8Qu)

It positively brought tears to my eyes.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 23, 2023 11:06 PM (qpPdw)

240 I had mentioned this earlier, but it bears repeating. Scott Adams is really into mind hacks. It's kind of his thing, outside of Dilbert and quasi-libertarian rambling. It's not hard to see him becoming so enthralled by the psychological aspect of the C19 vax hype that he lost sight of whether any of it made sense in the first place.

Posted by: CppThis at January 23, 2023 11:07 PM (PZvjL)

241 235 Just in case there's some Moron out there who doesn't know the Four Rules of Gun Safety:
1) Treat all guns as if they're loaded at all times.
2) Never point the muzzle at anything you don't want to destroy (like your head).
3) Keep your finger off the trigger until you're on target (aka "keep your booger hook off the bang switch").
4) Know what your backstop is (IOW, where is that bullet going to go once it passes through the target?).
Posted by: PabloD at January 23, 2023 11:04 PM (HSP46)
------------------------

Thanks for that reminder, you're right.

Posted by: Col. Jeff Cooper at January 23, 2023 11:07 PM (i+mOk)

242 Food producers in the European Union will be allowed to use cricket powder in flour-based products when a new statute takes effect on Tuesday.

What is the point?

I though the reason we were supposed to eat bugs was to replace meat, because meat was bad for the environment.

But how could growing grain be worse for the climate than farming bugs?

I suspect they really just want to make you eat bugs just to make you do it. Or maybe they really are reptilian.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 23, 2023 11:07 PM (7sRwU)

243 the deputy head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Kirill Tymoshenko resigned

Wait a minute - he's got to be related to Yulia Tymoshenko right?

Posted by: 18-1 at January 23, 2023 11:07 PM (lc5cP)

244 Wow. Smart enough to take out the security camera? I'm impressed.
Posted by: nerdygirl at January 23, 2023 10:50 PM (0Htd1)

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And not only that. After he took it, he fenced it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 23, 2023 11:07 PM (Qzn2/)

245 To me, Chicago and Heart are the two bands that kicked ass early on and then became mere shadows playing adult contemporary. The two eras for each band just don't compute.

Posted by: InZona at January 23, 2023 11:07 PM (bfyic)

246 Chicago, Blood Sweat and Tears, Cold Blood, Tower of Power, all of those great horn and vocal based bands were the stuff of fondest memories.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 23, 2023 11:08 PM (jTmQV)

247 They work remote, they get fired remote. Probably because they are snowflakes.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at January 23, 2023 10:39 PM (X6MY4)


If they were told to come into the office then got laid off they'd be bitching about having to go all the way into the office only to find they didn't need to go all the way into the office anymore.

Posted by: RickZ at January 23, 2023 11:09 PM (emlEe)

248 Chicago Transit Authority was a kick ass debut album...

I've been playing it non stop for a couple of days now.

Opening tracks work really well in the gym.
Posted by: Rollo Tomassi

What ever happened to Questions 1 through 66? That's what I want to know.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 23, 2023 11:09 PM (qoGsy)

249
Food producers in the European Union will be allowed to use cricket powder in flour-based products when a new statute takes effect on Tuesday.

__________

Out: Regulations on how many insect parts can be allowed in your food.

In: Regulations on how much food can be allowed in your insect parts.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 23, 2023 11:10 PM (MoZTd)

250 Yo, Googleers! Welcome to the real world. You're a cost. By accepting a paycheck you're stealing from shareholders. Best wishes in your future endeavors.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

You have 5 minutes to vacate the property.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 23, 2023 11:10 PM (h3tqt)

251 It was a tell with the Ukraine coup that they didn't end up with Yulia Tymoshenko as their leader...she was the primary opposition when the CIA coup, sorry, spontaneous totally not US controlled uprising happened in 2014, and yet someone the Ukrainian Harold Strassen would be as leader...

Posted by: 18-1 at January 23, 2023 11:10 PM (lc5cP)

252
Once when I was let go, the Grand Poohbah left Mount Olympus and graced me with his presence. Gave me the bad news. He did have his staff clear the floor though before he gave me the news - he actually feared I'd go postal. I'm still kind of proud of that one.
Posted by: Tonypete at January 23, 2023 11:02 PM (qoGsy)
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Tonypete, I'm impressed you could cause such a ruckus. Clearing out a whole floor in anticipation of your reaction.
That's respect, my man.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 23, 2023 11:10 PM (i+mOk)

253 This past summer I got to leonid and friends. Their a Russian group that plays Chicago cover and they're pretty kick ass too.

Posted by: InZona at January 23, 2023 11:10 PM (bfyic)

254 246 Chicago, Blood Sweat and Tears, Cold Blood, Tower of Power, all of those great horn and vocal based bands were the stuff of fondest memories.
Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 23, 2023 11:08 PM (jTmQV)

And Canada's Lighthouse whose leader Howard Shore went onto to direct the SNL band when SNL was good.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at January 23, 2023 11:10 PM (aA3+G)

255 Out: Regulations on how many insect parts can be allowed in your food.

In: Regulations on how much food can be allowed in your insect parts.


Also...

Out: That's a conspiracy theory

In: Its good for you plebe

Posted by: 18-1 at January 23, 2023 11:10 PM (lc5cP)

256 Yes, yes.... they're not their.

Posted by: InZona at January 23, 2023 11:11 PM (bfyic)

257 The Google layoffs demonstrate why "capitalism" is worse than socialism. Because socialism locates at least some of the decision making where the power is. And by heavily controlling layoffs, they can add your job to the plates they are spinning.

So as long as the power remains committed to you thinking the people in charge are doing a good job, the costs only appear when a significant number of plates fall.

And then the power which controls the flow of information can find a proper scapegoat.

Posted by: Axeman at January 23, 2023 11:11 PM (OaZlZ)

258 @219 just watched local NYC news for a minute (90 mi. N ). They are going with the "gun violence " angle. The fact that both shooters in Cali knocks out the white supremacy narrative, so they go with an old, but a goody. Thing is even people on liberal end of my friends are worried about crime and aren't bitching about gun control any more. Only the leftists pols and propaganda ministries

Posted by: Smell the Glove at January 23, 2023 11:11 PM (D4TsQ)

259 >>>Rhythm section lament #1.
Posted by: gp Go Brrrrr
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Engineers always, always cut out the cymbals.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at January 23, 2023 11:11 PM (Zktzy)

260 246 Chicago, Blood Sweat and Tears, Cold Blood, Tower of Power, all of those great horn and vocal based bands were the stuff of fondest memories.
Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 23, 2023 11:08 PM (jTmQV)

[inserting thumbs up emoji here]

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 23, 2023 11:11 PM (i+mOk)

261 Sabres beat the Stars in oooooooovertime 3-2

Putting some salve to the wounds of yesterday's Bills beatdown

Posted by: Rollo Tomassi at January 23, 2023 11:12 PM (CCSxw)

262 It is not about Scott Adams being right or wrong, it is about people being put in solitary confinement for no other reason than being old, thrown out of their jobs because the government said so, confined to home like prisoners, restricted from seeing friends and families, and given the choice between taking a therapy with a long history of killing the test animals or losing the ability to feed one's family.

of course he is focused on right/wrong. He chose to support actual tyranny while clucking how stupid all those Trump supporters and associated rednecks were.
I hope his ex takes his house.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 23, 2023 11:12 PM (xhaym)

263 From where I sit, the USA has been very accommodating to Canadian talent, be it musicians, comedians, band leaders, news readers, et al.
Try being a USA citizen and doing that in Canada.
Good luck with that.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 23, 2023 11:13 PM (jTmQV)

264 Breaking News... Trump's breath still stinks like rotten cabbage !!!@

Posted by: Dorcus Blimlime at January 23, 2023 11:13 PM (Fu4/f)

265 AOP, sorry to hear about your Barrett-Jackson experience.
I'm afraid it hasn't been about the cars for a while now.
I used to be a regular, but when it became trendy and a social affair it went downhill.
Posted by: Erebus- ex-killer whale at January 23, 2023 10:55 PM (5dTbW)

Eh, I enjoyed it, despite the fuckery. Saw many real nice cars. Was able to get an order of pot stickers from a nice Vietnamese lady with her food truck, for six dollars, cash. They were tasty, but expensive. But "expensive" goes with the territory, there. Free parking, free shuttle bus from the parking to Westworld site. So, there's that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 23, 2023 11:13 PM (tkR6S)

266 Scott Adams can go horsefuck.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 23, 2023 11:14 PM (h3tqt)

267 /off LA sock

I swear I'm the worst at changing my socks...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at January 23, 2023 11:14 PM (CCSxw)

268 I knew someone whose family was like that. When I was caring for my elderly parents, she told me that I should get my parents to sign over their house to me. I told her that we didn't do things like that.
Posted by: nerdygirl

My family screwed me over so bad I am writing a book about it.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at January 23, 2023 11:14 PM (X6MY4)

269 Cricket Flour market segmentation:

All wings, no legs, guts or feelers: Crunchy.
Whole bug, extra large grade A: Premium.
All legs 'n' feelers: Flosser's Choice.
Debris and shake: Organic or Economy, depending on shininess of packaging.

Posted by: gp Go Brrrrrr at January 23, 2023 11:15 PM (24fqN)

270 Wait a minute - he's got to be related to Yulia Tymoshenko right?

Not that I can find.

It didn't help Kirill that his wife posted pictures on Instagram of their Florida winter vacation.

Zelensky just issued an order that senior people in the Ukrainian government are not allowed to leave Ukraine without official permission.

I wonder if that applies to Zelensky's wife.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at January 23, 2023 11:15 PM (2tUFv)

271 Engineers always, always cut out the cymbals.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at January 23, 2023 11:11 PM (Zktzy)

It must mean something important.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 23, 2023 11:15 PM (Angsy)

272 Speaking of job stuff, just got word I will soon be under new bosses.
Word of mouth on one is that they are corporate minded.
AKA asshole that sees people as a disposable thing to be used as needed- like toilet paper.
The other one is a neurotic gay guy that I know for fact is not to be trusted.
Been with company a long time and the thought of leaving in this economy is a little scary.

Posted by: Erebus- ex-killer whale at January 23, 2023 11:15 PM (5dTbW)

273 Eh, I enjoyed it, despite the fuckery.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Just watch out for the monkeypox.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at January 23, 2023 11:16 PM (X6MY4)

274 My family screwed me over so bad I am writing a book about it.
Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest


Ashly is that you?

Posted by: Joey at January 23, 2023 11:16 PM (7l8Qu)

275 What ever happened to Questions 1 through 66? That's what I want to know.
Posted by: Tonypete at January 23, 2023 11:09 PM (qoGsy)

They got answered, leaving on 67 & 68 as the conundrum of the day

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at January 23, 2023 11:17 PM (CCSxw)

276 Saw a vid today that a lot of these auctions end in no sale. Did you notice that today?
Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 23, 2023 10:57 PM (Angsy)

I never went to the auction ring. Just wandered the grounds, and the huge tents, and ogled the cars. There was a veritable plethora of Ford Broncos, Dodge Power Wagons, and "square-body" Chevy trucks and Burners. (heh) And a whole bunch of of "recreated" 23-window VW Microbuses. All of which are nice rigs, but I don't need to see a metric fuckton of them.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 23, 2023 11:18 PM (tkR6S)

277 >>> 272 Speaking of job stuff, just got word I will soon be under new bosses.
Word of mouth on one is that they are corporate minded.
AKA asshole that sees people as a disposable thing to be used as needed- like toilet paper.
The other one is a neurotic gay guy that I know for fact is not to be trusted.
Been with company a long time and the thought of leaving in this economy is a little scary.
Posted by: Erebus- ex-killer whale at January 23, 2023 11:15 PM (5dTbW)

*Everyone* needs to be looking for ways to kill debt, even doing (legal) things you may not have considered a few years ago in less Interesting times.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at January 23, 2023 11:18 PM (llON8)

278 >>>It must mean something important.
Posted by: OrangeEnt
---------------------------

Producers who are searching for that hidden bland pay them to do it.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at January 23, 2023 11:18 PM (Zktzy)

279 Another great oldie in the hidden song, MisHum.

I've always had a soft spot for The Pointer Sisters.

from the comments in the video:

"No twerking, no cursing, no autotune, no 100 backup dancers. Just pure, natural talent, charisma, and communication with the audience. It was all there for these wonderful ladies."

Couldn't say it any better, so I stole the comment, in fine Moron tradition.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 23, 2023 11:19 PM (i+mOk)

280 I know the "new" pot is many times the potency of the vintage weed. But GEEZ, couldn't the botanists have done something about that gawdawful STANK?
Posted by: Jim at January 23, 2023 10:22 PM


Annoying your neighbors and giving some of them (me) migraine-level headaches is part of the kink.

Posted by: Chuck C at January 23, 2023 11:19 PM (xttsV)

281 241 235 Just in case there's some Moron out there who doesn't know the Four Rules of Gun Safety:
1) Treat all guns as if they're loaded at all times.
2) Never point the muzzle at anything you don't want to destroy (like your head).
3) Keep your finger off the trigger until you're on target (aka "keep your booger hook off the bang switch").
4) Know what your backstop is (IOW, where is that bullet going to go once it passes through the target?).
Posted by: PabloD at January 23, 2023 11:04 PM (HSP46)
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Thanks for that reminder, you're right.
Posted by: Col. Jeff Cooper

FIVE rules.
If you are going to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.

(and don't stop shooting, pause, and start up again with video recording the whole thing like that idiot in TX.)

Posted by: Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez at January 23, 2023 11:20 PM (X6MY4)

282 I never went to the auction ring. Just wandered the grounds, and the huge tents, and ogled the cars. There was a veritable plethora of Ford Broncos, Dodge Power Wagons, and "square-body" Chevy trucks and Burners. (heh) And a whole bunch of of "recreated" 23-window VW Microbuses. All of which are nice rigs, but I don't need to see a metric fuckton of them.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 23, 2023 11:18 PM (tkR6S)

And all ridiculously overpriced?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 23, 2023 11:20 PM (Angsy)

283 The people who seem to genuinely lurve them some Zelensky crack me up. You can't see this guy for what he is? LOL. I get hating Russia, but getting all gooey over *that* phony media whore/gangster?

The NPC programming is solid. Zero questioning, real bad tunnel vision, and no gut instinct. Just mindless conformity.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 23, 2023 11:21 PM (oINRc)

284 reprise:

2 cycle booty

https://youtu.be/IhoQ3Fd2mR4

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at January 23, 2023 11:21 PM (Zktzy)

285 279 Another great oldie in the hidden song, MisHum.

I've always had a soft spot for The Pointer Sisters.

from the comments in the video:

"No twerking, no cursing, no autotune, no 100 backup dancers. Just pure, natural talent, charisma, and communication with the audience. It was all there for these wonderful ladies."

Couldn't say it any better, so I stole the comment, in fine Moron tradition.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 23, 2023 11:19 PM (i+mOk)

Thanks LCD.

And good to see you here tonight.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at January 23, 2023 11:22 PM (aA3+G)

286 The entire Democratic party 100% fervently believes that abortion should be lawful up to birth and any live baby born in the course of an abortion should be allowed to die.

Catholic democrats try to pretend that that isn't true. I can't figure out whether it is self delusion, or whether they are out and out lying when they say that abortion should be rare, safe, and legal.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 23, 2023 11:23 PM (0Htd1)

287 "*Everyone* needs to be looking for ways to kill debt"

With this inflation, debt doesn't look so bad, because you are paying it back with deflated $. Plus a lot of bad debt is getting written off right now, if being a deadbeat is a palatable option for you. In finance classes, I was taught all the good ways and reasons to use debt; there are many.

I myself am terrified of debt and avoid it, but I recognize my fear is irrational.

Posted by: gp Go Brrrrrr at January 23, 2023 11:23 PM (24fqN)

288 Just mindless conformity.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 23, 2023 11:21 PM (oINRc)


Give that man a cigar. Then shoot him.

Posted by: The WEF at January 23, 2023 11:23 PM (emlEe)

289 "Pete, I gotta let you go. Jack's office will handle the details."

No fluff.


Posted by: Tonypete at January 23, 2023 10:07 PM

Beane: Would you rather get a bullet to the head or 5 to the chest and bleed out?

Pete: Are those my only two options?

https://bit.ly/3WxxIgD

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at January 23, 2023 11:24 PM (Do5/p)

290 It's kind of hard to layoff 12,000 people in person.

Posted by: Javems at January 23, 2023 11:24 PM (AmoqO)

291 AOP, if you are still in tiwn check out the Pavillions at Pima road and Indian Bend on Saturday.
There is a free car show there.
As a bonus people who are going to sell or tried to sell their cars at Barrett-Jackson usually show up too.
The cars range from the 20's to current.
You never know what to expect.
I've seem Ferraris, Lamborghinis, even a Bugatti.

Posted by: Erebus- ex-killer whale at January 23, 2023 11:24 PM (5dTbW)

292 And good to see you here tonight.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at January 23, 2023 11:22 PM (aA3+G)

thanks, it's good to be seen. Hope you are staying warm in this cold winter.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 23, 2023 11:24 PM (i+mOk)

293 226 Terry Kath, dumbass. There's a reason for gun safety rules...
One of them: Always assume the gun is loaded.

Thanks for a great ONT, MisHum!
Posted by: COMountainMarie at January 23, 2023 10:27 PM (F2Bjy)

Isn't the other rule never point it at something you don't want destroyed?
Posted by: InZona

Okay, this discussion is hitting a little too close to home.

Posted by: Alec Baldwin at January 23, 2023 11:25 PM (0Htd1)

294 This past summer I got to leonid and friends. Their a Russian group that plays Chicago cover and they're pretty kick ass too.
Posted by: InZona at January 23, 2023 11:10 PM


And by "kick ass", InZona means if you close your eyes they sound like exactly like Chicago (and better than the current /former actual Chicago band members currently on tour)

L&F also cover Earth, Wind, and Fire's "September"

Simply the best cover band I have ever heard.

Posted by: Chuck C at January 23, 2023 11:25 PM (xttsV)

295 It's kind of hard to layoff 12,000 people in person.

But if you don't you miss getting to see the looks on their faces.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 23, 2023 11:25 PM (Bd6X8)

296 goodnight all.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at January 23, 2023 11:25 PM (X6MY4)

297 290 It's kind of hard to layoff 12,000 people in person.
Posted by: Javems at January 23, 2023 11:24 PM (AmoqO)

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Put 'em in a stadium and rent a blimp.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 23, 2023 11:25 PM (Qzn2/)

298 Chicago, Blood Sweat and Tears, Cold Blood, Tower of Power, all of those great horn and vocal based bands were the stuff of fondest memories.
Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 23, 2023 11:08 PM (jTmQV)

Sigh...
It was a hell of a lot more fun being 20 in the 70's, than being 70 in the 20's.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 23, 2023 11:26 PM (anj39)

299 YOURE FIRED

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 23, 2023 11:26 PM (Qzn2/)

300 Put 'em in a stadium and rent a blimp.

Regular blimp or "Black Sunday" blimp?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 23, 2023 11:26 PM (Bd6X8)

301
thanks, it's good to be seen. Hope you are staying warm in this cold winter.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 23, 2023 11:24 PM (i+mOk

So far it's been mild for WI. But that's soon to change according to the weather "forecasters"

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at January 23, 2023 11:27 PM (aA3+G)

302 There's a part of me that sympathizes with Zelenksy's position; it's not like he wanted his nation to get invaded, and at least in the opening phases he was doing what's necessary for his people. But as time goes on and his aid requests get more, ah, monetary in nature, it leaves me wondering what the real motivations are.

Posted by: CppThis at January 23, 2023 11:27 PM (PZvjL)

303 Catholic democrats try to pretend that that isn't true. I can't figure out whether it is self delusion, or whether they are out and out lying when they say that abortion should be rare, safe, and legal.
Posted by: nerdygirl

They even lie to themselves. Mental illness takes many forms.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 23, 2023 11:27 PM (qoGsy)

304 Pro-Vaxx Dilbert Creator Scott Adams Admits Profusely “The Anti-Vaxxers Win”
__

No one "won".

Posted by: SMH at January 23, 2023 11:27 PM (tkvCl)

305 244 Wow. Smart enough to take out the security camera? I'm impressed.
Posted by: nerdygirl at January 23, 2023 10:50 PM (0Htd1)

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And not only that. After he took it, he fenced it.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 23, 2023 11:07 PM (Qzn2/)


I can't stop laughing

Posted by: Ladyl at January 23, 2023 11:27 PM (qpPdw)

306 Regular blimp or "Black Sunday" blimp?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 23, 2023 11:26 PM (Bd6X

Hindenburg?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 23, 2023 11:27 PM (Angsy)

307 Catholic democrats try to pretend that that isn't true. I can't figure out whether it is self delusion, or whether they are out and out lying when they say that abortion should be rare, safe, and legal.
Posted by: nerdygirl at January 23, 2023 11:23 PM (0Htd1)

They're cowards. They have friends/cow-orkers they have to impress.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 23, 2023 11:28 PM (h3tqt)

308 I'd like to know how many of the emails were sent to gmail accounts. Talk about irony.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 23, 2023 11:28 PM (gJagN)

309 Earth, Wind and Fire.
Another great vocal and horn band with a slamming rhythm section.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 23, 2023 11:28 PM (jTmQV)

310 It's kind of hard to layoff 12,000 people in person.
Posted by: Javems at January 23, 2023 11:24 PM (AmoqO)

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Put 'em in a stadium and rent a blimp.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43)


Geez I love this place!

Posted by: Some Rat at January 23, 2023 11:28 PM (7l8Qu)

311 Sigh...
It was a hell of a lot more fun being 20 in the 70's, than being 70 in the 20's.
Posted by: Diogenes

We did have lively times, didn't we? LOL

Posted by: Tonypete at January 23, 2023 11:28 PM (qoGsy)

312 290 It's kind of hard to layoff 12,000 people in person.
Posted by: Javems at January 23, 2023 11:24 PM (AmoqO)

In the old days, shit rolled downhill, so a manager of the laid off employee would meet and give the bad news.

These days, everyone is online, so why waste the time? Just blast an email and the deed is done.
Google is a soulless entity with no redeeming human value.
Why start now with in-person layoffs? It just costs money and it could confuse some who think differently.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 23, 2023 11:29 PM (i+mOk)

313 Well just watched the first three episodes of the anime High Card and must say it is a bit fun. But at the same time I am thinking the street kid is Iggy from Kingsman and instead of a clothing shop as cover, it is a high end car dealership. And then I notice the color coding of the clothing starting with Chris and the others; Chris is the Red Ranger, street kid is the Yellow Ranger, Leo is the Blue Ranger, Vijay is Green...

We will see.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 23, 2023 11:29 PM (WtAQS)

314 Pointer Sisters brought it.

Posted by: Javems at January 23, 2023 11:29 PM (AmoqO)

315 Sigh...
It was a hell of a lot more fun being 20 in the 70's, than being 70 in the 20's.
Posted by: Diogenes at January 23, 2023 11:26 PM (anj39)

That's very good...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at January 23, 2023 11:29 PM (CCSxw)

316 They got answered, leaving on 67 & 68 as the conundrum of the day
Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at January 23, 2023 11:17 PM


Questions 1 thru 66 were answered somewhere around 3:34 or 3:35 am.

Posted by: Chuck C at January 23, 2023 11:30 PM (xttsV)

317 241 235 Just in case there's some Moron out there who doesn't know the Four Rules of Gun Safety:
1) Treat all guns as if they're loaded at all times.
2) Never point the muzzle at anything you don't want to destroy (like your head).
3) Keep your finger off the trigger until you're on target (aka "keep your booger hook off the bang switch").
4) Know what your backstop is (IOW, where is that bullet going to go once it passes through the target?).
Posted by: PabloD at January 23, 2023 11:04 PM (HSP46)
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Thanks for that reminder, you're right.
Posted by: Col. Jeff Cooper at January 23, 2023 11:07 PM (i+mOk)

One more: Nobody touches my gun without proving you know the first four rules.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at January 23, 2023 11:30 PM (LOVUx)

318 Other ex-Googlers have criticized the abrupt and impersonal nature of their terminations.

Oh please. Welcome to adulthood.

When Ford laid us off in June 2008, we were notified by phone message on Thursday evening and told to not come in the next day.

Previous years, I saw others laid off when they were in office. They got a tap on the shoulder and then had security at their desk watching them as they gathered their personal belongings and packed a box, handed in their badge and then were walked out. Good friend I could hear her sobbing the entire time.

This has been happening for decades. Yes, it sucks. That's life. Suck it up, buttercup. Companies are not your friends or a church. You are an employee. When you no longer are a financial benefit to the company, you are gone.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at January 23, 2023 11:31 PM (Do5/p)

319 And all ridiculously overpriced?
Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 23, 2023 11:20 PM (Angsy)

They didn't have price tags on them. I would assume the owners wanted the Earth, Moon, and stars for them, or they wouldn't be at BJ. I looked at one really pretty 1947 CJ-2A Jeep, and it had an LS-something Corvette engine in it. A younger guy stepped up, and I remarked, "that wouldn't be my choice of engine for any serious off-roading", and he said, "I built this Jeep". I went on to say (and honestly) "well, that is a very nice installation; cannot find fault with it at all." His idea was a Jeep for short-course drag racing; me, I would want to go bashing about in the boonies. Horses for courses.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 23, 2023 11:31 PM (tkR6S)

320 Terry Kath, dumbass. Also shitty guitarist, even though I sorta like 25-6-to-4.

Posted by: FriscoYoda at January 23, 2023 11:31 PM (S7une)

321 309 Earth, Wind and Fire.
Another great vocal and horn band with a slamming rhythm section.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 23, 2023 11:28 PM (jTmQV)

BAH DE YAH!!!

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at January 23, 2023 11:32 PM (LOVUx)

322
Sigh...
It was a hell of a lot more fun being 20 in the 70's, than being 70 in the 20's.
Posted by: Diogenes at January 23, 2023 11:26 PM (anj39)
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D, remember, drink enough bourbon and you can't tell the difference.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 23, 2023 11:32 PM (i+mOk)

323 The Pointer Sisters were brought into the limelight by way of Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, who hired them as backup singers.
My favorite they did together is "Your Real Good Thing (About to Come to an End)"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3NLKG_tMlg

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 23, 2023 11:32 PM (jTmQV)

324 It was a hell of a lot more fun being 20 in the 70's, than being 70 in the 20's.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 23, 2023 11:26 PM (anj39)


That reminds me of an Ernie and Soph joke. (Sorry for the math.)

Ernie was telling his wife, Soph, 'Soph, when I get to be 80, I am going to find myself a 20-year-old and marry her. What do you think of that, Soph?'

So Soph says, 'Well, Ernie, when I am 80, I, too, will marry a twenty-year-old and let me tell you something, Ernie! 20 goes into 80 a helluva lot more than 80 goes into 20!'

Posted by: RickZ at January 23, 2023 11:33 PM (emlEe)

325 I'd like to know how many of the emails were sent to gmail accounts. Talk about irony.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.


Coming soon to Amazon employees:

"Alexa! Why didn't you wake me up?"

"Don't worry, Phil, you won't be late for work."

Posted by: mikeski at January 23, 2023 11:33 PM (P1f+c)

326 Hopefully Google disabled all their accounts and changed passwords after this mass firing.

Or did they fire the people who could do that?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 23, 2023 11:33 PM (WtAQS)

327
Thanks for that reminder, you're right.
Posted by: Col. Jeff Cooper at January 23, 2023 11:07 PM (i+mOk)

One more: Nobody touches my gun without proving you know the first four rules.
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at January 23, 2023 11:30 PM (LOVUx)
---

Huh.
I never knew that you were related to nurse rached.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 23, 2023 11:34 PM (i+mOk)

328 How did we get from mountains of soul to a bunch of thugs yelling at us about smacking their bitches up?

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at January 23, 2023 11:34 PM (LOVUx)

329 It was a hell of a lot more fun being 20 in the 70's, than being 70 in the 20's.
Posted by: Diogenes
------

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

Posted by: Bob Seger at January 23, 2023 11:35 PM (XnsY+)

330 How did we get from mountains of soul to a bunch of thugs yelling at us about smacking their bitches up?

I blame Tipper Gore

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 23, 2023 11:35 PM (WtAQS)

331 Bivalent Boosters Creating Adverse Childhood Experiences in Kids Ages 5-11

Parents bringing their children age 5-11 years for COVID-19 vaccination may be creating adverse childhood experiences based on the most recent CDC safety data published by Hause et al in MMWR.

https://tinyurl.com/u8k7u4ct

Posted by: SMH at January 23, 2023 11:35 PM (tkvCl)

332 I got a horn section together - bari sax, tenor sax, trumpet, and percussion together with me on upright. Let's just say we're giving Throckmorton's first law of bands a run for its money.

Posted by: InZona at January 23, 2023 11:35 PM (bfyic)

333 D, remember, drink enough bourbon and you can't tell the difference.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 23, 2023 11:32 PM (i+mOk)


LCD,
You are wise.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 23, 2023 11:35 PM (anj39)

334 Huh.
I never knew that you were related to nurse rached.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 23, 2023 11:34 PM (i+mOk)

Maybe not related, but neither of us is planning on being robbed, beaten or raped any time soon.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at January 23, 2023 11:35 PM (LOVUx)

335 Hopefully Google disabled all their accounts and changed passwords after this mass firing.

Or did they fire the people who could do that?


They had a guy write a shell script. They told they were going to mass ban conservatives and he finished it in about ten minutes. He got the email 20 minutes later.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 23, 2023 11:36 PM (Bd6X8)

336 His idea was a Jeep for short-course drag racing;

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 23, 2023 11:31 PM (tkR6S)

That's like sporterizing a classic battle rifle.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 23, 2023 11:36 PM (Angsy)

337 I blame Tipper Gore
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 23, 2023 11:35 PM (WtAQS)

You can blame her for a lot of things, but the lack of soul in today's music probably wasn't her fault. Thug culture is... worthess.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at January 23, 2023 11:37 PM (LOVUx)

338 How did we get from mountains of soul to a bunch of thugs yelling at us about smacking their bitches up?

I blame Tipper Gore
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 23, 2023 11:35 PM (WtAQS)


Music is like candy. Throw the wrappers out.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 23, 2023 11:37 PM (anj39)

339
Put 'em in a stadium and rent a blimp.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43)


Geez I love this place!
Posted by: Some Rat at January 23, 2023 11:28 PM (7l8Qu)

I'm laughing so hard I'm crying

Posted by: Ladyl at January 23, 2023 11:37 PM (qpPdw)

340 Music is like candy. Throw the wrappers out.

Consider that stolen.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 23, 2023 11:38 PM (Bd6X8)

341 "How did we get from mountains of soul to a bunch of thugs yelling at us about smacking their bitches up?"

Duke and Diz weep.

Posted by: gp Go Brrrrrr at January 23, 2023 11:38 PM (24fqN)

342 323 The Pointer Sisters were brought into the limelight by way of Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, who hired them as backup singers.
------------------------
Saw Lydia and Cold Blood about a year and a half ago in Seattle at Jazz Alley.

They still have it. Magnificent concert.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 23, 2023 11:38 PM (i+mOk)

343 The Pointer Sisters were brought into the limelight by way of Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, who hired them as backup singers.
My favorite they did together is "Your Real Good Thing (About to Come to an End)"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3NLKG_tMlg
Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 23, 2023 11:32 PM (jTmQV)

The Pointer Sister also sang the 12 song from Sesame Street!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gRo50HFkrVk

Posted by: InZona at January 23, 2023 11:38 PM (bfyic)

344 Put 'em in a stadium and rent a blimp.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43)
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Lizzo might be busy.

Posted by: Axeman at January 23, 2023 11:38 PM (OaZlZ)

345
"Alexa! Why didn't you wake me up?"

"Don't worry, Phil, you won't be late for work."
Posted by: mikeski
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Firing via Alexa would have been the ultimate.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 23, 2023 11:39 PM (XnsY+)

346 If you have a hand grenade, you might be able to get a seat and watch the auction.
Otherwise, forget it.

The LS engine. It's a goid engine, but every idiot out there just has to stick them in every vehicle they can find.
It's ridiculous.
Creativity? Originality? Being different?
Nahhhh. Put an LS in it, duhhhhh.

Posted by: Erebus- ex-killer whale at January 23, 2023 11:39 PM (5dTbW)

347 Lizzo might be busy.
Posted by: Axeman at January 23, 2023 11:38 PM (OaZlZ)

I bowl with a fellow who was a whaler out of Barrow, AK. I'm thinking she would be in trouble up here....

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at January 23, 2023 11:40 PM (LOVUx)

348 AOP, if you are still in tiwn check out the Pavillions at Pima road and Indian Bend on Saturday.
There is a free car show there.
As a bonus people who are going to sell or tried to sell their cars at Barrett-Jackson usually show up too.
The cars range from the 20's to current.
You never know what to expect.
I've seem Ferraris, Lamborghinis, even a Bugatti.
Posted by: Erebus- ex-killer whale at January 23, 2023 11:24 PM (5dTbW)

There is a military vehicle show this coming weekend at Heard Scout Pueblo Camp on East Dobbins Road in PHX. Will probably go to that. Down by South Mountain.

I saw a nifty Lamborghini tractor with tracks at the BJ sale. Would love to have it to play with in my sandbox.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 23, 2023 11:40 PM (tkR6S)

349 Creativity? Originality? Being different?
Nahhhh. Put an LS in it, duhhhhh.


It's easier than thinkin'.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 23, 2023 11:40 PM (Bd6X8)

350 320 Terry Kath, dumbass. Also shitty guitarist, even though I sorta like 25-6-to-4.
Posted by: FriscoYoda at January 23, 2023 11:31 PM (S7une)

...shitty guitarist...

Really???

I can't say I've ever heard him being accused of being a shitty guitarist.

I have read of a number of his peers considered him as good as anyone at that time...including Hendrix.

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at January 23, 2023 11:40 PM (CCSxw)

351 Little does Josefa Ippolito-Shepherd know, her neighbor is only trying to cover up Josefa's "old woman smell" of stale fartygen.

Posted by: Marooned at January 23, 2023 11:41 PM (w6hJ9)

352 Lizzo might be busy.

Posted by: Axeman at January 23, 2023 11:38 PM (OaZlZ)

I'm free.

Posted by: Stacey Abrams at January 23, 2023 11:41 PM (Angsy)

353 20-year-old google "engineer" -- sure, dude.

Posted by: FriscoYoda at January 23, 2023 11:41 PM (S7une)

354 I don't know if this has been reported earlier today but 30% of the KosKids who work at the DailyKos have been hit with layoffs.

https://tinyurl.com/waxtfwxj

More, please.

Posted by: Sasquatch, the Original Trans-Wookie at January 23, 2023 11:41 PM (xxG/v)

355 But as time goes on and his aid requests get more, ah, monetary in nature, it leaves me wondering what the real motivations are.
Posted by: CppThis at January 23, 2023 11:27 PM (PZvjL)

Crook from the get-go.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 23, 2023 11:41 PM (tkR6S)

356 I thought Stacey was still beached in Oregon.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 23, 2023 11:42 PM (WtAQS)

357 I'm free.
Posted by: Stacey Abrams


Still too expensive.

Posted by: mikeski at January 23, 2023 11:42 PM (P1f+c)

358 They're cowards. They have friends/cow-orkers they have to impress.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory a


They have to find a way to rationalize that they vote for pro baby killing democrats.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 23, 2023 11:42 PM (0Htd1)

359 Novice landmine tester. SFW/PG I guess, since it happens so quickly there's no time for gore:
https://tinyurl.com/2v2wknhc

Posted by: gp Go Brrrrrr at January 23, 2023 11:42 PM (24fqN)

360 If Canada goes any further might see the return of the Windsor to Detroit funnel in the opposite direction. Michigan was dry, Ontario was dry but Windsor-Detroit brought in the majority of illegal booze during Prohibition.

Posted by: Lirio100 at January 23, 2023 11:42 PM (w/VHS)

361 345 Firing via Alexa would have been the ultimate.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 23, 2023 11:39 PM (XnsY+)


"Alexa, open the employee entrance door."
"I'm afraid I can't do that, Dave..."

Posted by: CppThis at January 23, 2023 11:43 PM (PZvjL)

362 What do you call an unnamed child who has no arms and no legs in a hot tub?

- Bob

Posted by: Marooned at January 23, 2023 11:43 PM (w6hJ9)

363 356 I thought Stacey was still beached in Oregon.
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 23, 2023 11:42 PM (WtAQS)

---------

Plastic straw again?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 23, 2023 11:43 PM (Qzn2/)

364 20-year-old google "engineer" -- sure, dude.
Posted by: FriscoYoda


It was just "20-year," so presumably 20 years at the company.

Posted by: mikeski at January 23, 2023 11:43 PM (P1f+c)

365 328 How did we get from mountains of soul to a bunch of thugs yelling at us about smacking their bitches up?
Posted by: tcn in AK,
---------------------------

Skipper Lee didn't do it.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at January 23, 2023 11:43 PM (Zktzy)

366 27 We are thrilled to announce the historic rulemaking from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for NuScale’s small modular reactor design,

On the one hand, gas stoves and dishwashers that use water are serious threats to public health, and yet modern companies of the same era that take 25 years to make a fighter plane that can fly are trusted to build little nuclear reactors with the intent of putting them many places I am sure....

Posted by: azjaeger at January 23, 2023 11:43 PM (3/XaG)

367 334 Huh.
I never knew that you were related to nurse rached.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 23, 2023 11:34 PM (i+mOk)

Maybe not related, but neither of us is planning on being robbed, beaten or raped any time soon.
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at January 23, 2023 11:35 PM (LOVUx)

Last October at the Texas MoMe, nurse set up and sometimes ran the pistol range. Anyone that was there can relate to my comment. And there are a lot of ten-rings on paper targets that were in front of her for a while, then gone forever. nurse is one badass shooter.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 23, 2023 11:43 PM (i+mOk)

368 That's like sporterizing a classic battle rifle.
Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 23, 2023 11:36 PM (Angsy)

Yeah. But a CJ-2a was a civvy Jeep from the get-go.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 23, 2023 11:44 PM (tkR6S)

369 What do you call an unnamed child who has no arms and no legs in a hot tub?

- Bob
Posted by: Marooned

Hanging on a wall?
-- Art
Laying by the front door?
-- Mat

Posted by: Tonypete at January 23, 2023 11:44 PM (qoGsy)

370 I thought Stacey was still beached in Oregon.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 23, 2023 11:42 PM (WtAQS)

The tide came in.

Posted by: Stacey Abrams at January 23, 2023 11:45 PM (Angsy)

371 CJ-2A?

That was like 1947. Didn't some still have the stamping on the driver's side for the shovel and such?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 23, 2023 11:45 PM (WtAQS)

372 The reason we didn’t get more of a majority? A huge number of Trump supporters who vowed they would not vote for the turncoat GOP in the 2022 midturns, stuck to their word and didn't. On another point, there's going to be alot of dead Lepaord tanks in a few months. That is if the nazi ukies don't completely capitulate to the gathering Russian storm. I trust you buttfucking Biden boys will do your best to keep the ukie slaughter going. Truly sad.

Posted by: MikeGlowieZ at January 23, 2023 11:45 PM (c43Xf)

373 The tide came in.

High tide assisted by a close full Moon and a tsunami...

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 23, 2023 11:46 PM (WtAQS)

374 353 20-year-old google "engineer" -- sure, dude.
Posted by: FriscoYoda at January 23, 2023 11:41 PM (S7une)

Heck, even a 20-year engineer at Google is hard to believe. The company was founded in 1998. That kind of long-timer would have enough GOOG stock to own a small country by now. Challenge.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 23, 2023 11:46 PM (qDIAA)

375 Last October at the Texas MoMe, nurse set up and sometimes ran the pistol range. Anyone that was there can relate to my comment. And there are a lot of ten-rings on paper targets that were in front of her for a while, then gone forever. nurse is one badass shooter.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg

You talkin' 'bout Nurse Ratchet?
I can dig it!

Posted by: John Shaft at January 23, 2023 11:46 PM (tjZg/)

376
Firing via Alexa would have been the ultimate.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 23, 2023 11:39 PM (XnsY+)


What a GREAT IDEA!

Posted by: Jeff Bezos at January 23, 2023 11:46 PM (i+mOk)

377 Parents bringing their children age 5-11 years for COVID-19 vaccination may be creating adverse childhood experiences based on the most recent CDC safety data published by Hause et al in MMWR.

Posted by: SMH at January 23, 2023 11:35 PM (tkvCl)

I knew someone who took their kids for their boosters. The one kid came out to the garage to tell him the other kid was balled up on the ground like a little worm from adverse reactions. Good grief, the indoctrination was strong with this one.

At least I saved my kids from any of this by leaving Cali.

Posted by: InZona at January 23, 2023 11:46 PM (bfyic)

378 "The Pointer Sister also sang the 12 song from Sesame Street!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gRo50HFkrVk

Good one!

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 23, 2023 11:47 PM (jTmQV)

379 Perhaps my opinion of Kath is shaded by my general distaste for the Chicago oeuvre, save for a couple if songs. Taste in music, and opinions about musicians, are like assholes...everybody has one.

Posted by: FriscoYoda at January 23, 2023 11:48 PM (S7une)

380 What do you call an unnamed child who has no arms and no legs in a hot tub?
- Bob
Posted by: Marooned


I'd accuse you of assuming his gender, but he's obviously a buoy.

Posted by: mikeski at January 23, 2023 11:48 PM (P1f+c)

381 This has been happening for decades. Yes, it sucks. That's life. Suck it up, buttercup. Companies are not your friends or a church. You are an employee. When you no longer are a financial benefit to the company, you are gone.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton


My late brother had a job where he had to lay people off. They called it downsizing. He did it in person, and on that morning before he went to work he would throw up. These were engineers, and he knew what being laid off would do to their family finances. Then his boss was replaced by someone, and he knew that he was next. He got his resume updated and started looking. It didn't take long, but he was prepared for it.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 23, 2023 11:48 PM (0Htd1)

382 That was like 1947. Didn't some still have the stamping on the driver's side for the shovel and such?
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 23, 2023 11:45 PM (WtAQS)

Possibly. There were differences in the transmission, front axle, and the CJ's had a tailgate.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 23, 2023 11:48 PM (tkR6S)

383 Yeah. But a CJ-2a was a civvy Jeep from the get-go.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 23, 2023 11:44 PM (tkR6S)

I suppose as a drag racer, it wouldn't have the roll over problem. Not very aerodynamic though.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 23, 2023 11:49 PM (Angsy)

384 My opinion is that if you've worked some place 10 or more years then there should be some more personal way to see you off. An email is not good enough. An actual paper letter would be a little better. Your boss should have to go through the embarrassment of telling you to you face, assuming you were a good, productive employee.

Posted by: Ciampino - That Garp book, really weird. Author must have been on LSD at January 23, 2023 11:49 PM (qfLjt)

385 At least I saved my kids from any of this by leaving Cali.
Posted by: InZona
__

Amen.

Posted by: SMH at January 23, 2023 11:49 PM (tkvCl)

386 Legal Insurrection

Mexico has cracked down on Make Sunsets and stopped their experiments to make acid rain. Unfortunately Mexico did not toss the eco-terrorists into one of their jails.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 23, 2023 11:50 PM (WtAQS)

387 The time to look for another (hopefully better) job is while you still have a job.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 23, 2023 11:51 PM (jTmQV)

388 "20-year-old google "engineer" -- sure, dude."

There are some insanely talented 20 year olds out there. Maybe not easy to find or recruit, but isn't 18-25 yrs the peak range of mental performance for most mathematicians, scientists, chess players, etc?

Posted by: gp Go Brrrrrr at January 23, 2023 11:52 PM (24fqN)

389 380 What do you call an unnamed child who has no arms and no legs in a hot tub?
- Bob
Posted by: Marooned

I'd accuse you of assuming his gender, but he's obviously a buoy.

Posted by: mikeski at January 23, 2023 11:48 PM (P1f+c)
----
In that buoy's case, for life?

Posted by: Ciampino - We starting the puns, hooray at January 23, 2023 11:52 PM (qfLjt)

390 These days, everyone is online, so why waste the time? Just blast an email and the deed is done.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 23, 2023 11:29 PM (i+mOk)
---
Better yet: Slack chat.

Posted by: Axeman at January 23, 2023 11:52 PM (OaZlZ)

391 I suppose as a drag racer, it wouldn't have the roll over problem. Not very aerodynamic though.
Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 23, 2023 11:49 PM (Angsy)

I don't think aerodynamics matter very much to a drag racer.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 23, 2023 11:53 PM (tkR6S)

392 I'd accuse you of assuming his gender, but he's obviously a buoy.

Posted by: mikeski at January 23, 2023 11:48 PM (P1f+c)
----
In that buoy's case, for life?
Posted by: Ciampino - We starting the puns, hooray at January 23, 2023 11:52 PM (qfLjt)

I guess you could cut off his dinghy.

Posted by: InZona at January 23, 2023 11:53 PM (bfyic)

393 372 The reason we didn’t get more of a majority? A huge number of Trump supporters who vowed they would not vote for the turncoat GOP in the 2022 midturns, stuck to their word and didn't.
------------------------
I saw this in WA-3 where Jamie Butler was primaried by Joe Kent, former Ranger, four tours, wife killed in Iraq. Guy was a superstar in the making. The local papers (leftie Seattle Times ran at least 4 articles on him telling us how bad he was, yet never ran more than one story on any of the other US Reps that didn't cover the Puget Sound area districts, WA-3 is a suburb of Portland OR, across the Columbia River)

It was/is a moderate district, but I thought he would win. Remember, a few weeks before the election, Miss Lindsay Graham came out and proclaimed a new Repub majority could make abortion illegal nationally! They used that quote over and over again in the paper, as well as a Dem TV ad. I am guessing it cost Kent at least 2% of the vote if not more. He lost by less than one-half of 1%. Fuck Lindsay Graham.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 23, 2023 11:53 PM (i+mOk)

394 I don't think aerodynamics matter very much to a drag racer.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 23, 2023 11:53 PM (tkR6S)

I guess not, it's probably the high heels that cause the most problems....

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 23, 2023 11:54 PM (Angsy)

395 What do you call an unnamed child who has no arms and no legs in a hot tub?

- Bob
Posted by: Marooned

Hanging on a wall?
-- Art
Laying by the front door?
-- Mat
Posted by: Tonypete at January 23, 2023 11:44 PM (qoGsy)

In the infield?
--Second base.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 23, 2023 11:55 PM (anj39)

396 Mexico has cracked down on Make Sunsets and stopped their experiments to make acid rain. Unfortunately Mexico did not toss the eco-terrorists into one of their jails.
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 23, 2023 11:50 PM (WtAQS)

Should have just shot their planes down. That would leave an impression.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 23, 2023 11:55 PM (tkR6S)

397 372 The reason we didn’t get more of a majority? A huge number of Trump supporters who vowed they would not vote for the turncoat GOP in the 2022 midturns, stuck to their word and didn't.

Doesn't explain Kari Lake here InZona.

Posted by: InZona at January 23, 2023 11:55 PM (bfyic)

398 There's no way that I-30 Burgers isn't a gay burger joint. In fact, I'm pretty sure it's the Blue Oyster Bar of burger establishments.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at January 23, 2023 11:55 PM (YNpKs)

399 COVID may in fact, be the Greatest tactically delivered Biowarfare/Psysops assault upon free nations since the Germans blew mustard gas across the trench lines in WWI.

Thought I'd start my posts off with a bang...

Posted by: Nightwatch at January 23, 2023 11:55 PM (J00IM)

400 I don't think it matters how you get told to get lost. I have to pay my mortgage. Looking me in the eye changes nothing. Some corporate apparatchik expressing regret about it in person changes nothing.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at January 23, 2023 11:55 PM (KFhLj)

401 Ukraine is bleeding us dry.
China just has to wait until the vaxx kicks in with our troops.

https://tinyurl.com/bdd6rs32

Posted by: SMH at January 23, 2023 11:55 PM (tkvCl)

402 I'm guessing the guy who stuck the LS in the Jeep figured he'd build it for cheap and make a nice profit if it sold at BJ.

LS engines go for under 2k depending on the engine.

Posted by: Erebus- ex-killer whale at January 23, 2023 11:56 PM (5dTbW)

403 388 "20-year-old google "engineer" -- sure, dude."

There are some insanely talented 20 year olds out there. Maybe not easy to find or recruit, but isn't 18-25 yrs the peak range of mental performance for most mathematicians, scientists, chess players, etc?

Posted by: gp Go Brrrrrr at January 23, 2023 11:52 PM (24fqN)
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I know scientists are usually the most productive later in life, such as 60+. However this may be a function in how the field works particularly funding.

Posted by: Ciampino - red faces & cold feet at January 23, 2023 11:56 PM (qfLjt)

404 What do you call an unnamed child who has no arms and no legs in a hot tub?

- Bob
Posted by: Marooned

Hanging on a wall?
-- Art
Laying by the front door?
-- Mat
Posted by: Tonypete at January 23, 2023 11:44 PM (qoGsy)

In the infield?
--Second base.
Posted by: Diogenes
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A one-man band?

--Stump the Band

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 23, 2023 11:57 PM (uUKp3)

405 Your boss should have to go through the embarrassment of telling you to you face, assuming you were a good, productive employee.

Looks like I'll be getting an email when it's my turn, then.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 23, 2023 11:57 PM (Bd6X8)

406 Phosgene, chlorine, and mustard gas?

Pikers compared to the US shipping troops across the Atlantic knowing some were already sick with an illness later called the Spanish Influenza where the disease promptly spread to allies and enemies alike.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 23, 2023 11:58 PM (WtAQS)

407 I open the Hidden Song in another window and then read the ONT.
Pointer Sisters hits have been playing back to back to back to back.
What incredible talent.
Currently one of my personal favorites: Slow Hand.

Why yes, I got laid one night by a girl I had just met at a party and this song was playing in the living room as we were in a back bedroom.

Slow Hand, one of my FAVORITE songs. EVER!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 23, 2023 11:59 PM (i+mOk)

408 It was/is a moderate district, but I thought he would win. Remember, a few weeks before the election, Miss Lindsay Graham came out and proclaimed a new Repub majority could make abortion illegal nationally! They used that quote over and over again in the paper, as well as a Dem TV ad. I am guessing it cost Kent at least 2% of the vote if not more. He lost by less than one-half of 1%. Fuck Lindsay Graham.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 23, 2023 11:53 PM (i+mOk)

You're right, of course. Graham is a lawyer. He knew that the only way to ban abortion nationally post-Roe was to pass an amendment. He did that on McConnell's bidding, to shiv our candidates.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 23, 2023 11:59 PM (qDIAA)

409 Scott Adams wrote, "God's Debris," in which he pretty much defines himself as a prophet. Scott's creation, Dilbert, is MUCH cooler than Scott.

Posted by: Marooned at January 24, 2023 12:01 AM (w6hJ9)

410 but isn't 18-25 yrs the peak range of mental performance for most mathematicians, scientists, chess players, etc?
Posted by: gp

I know scientists are usually the most productive later in life, such as 60+. However this may be a function in how the field works particularly funding.
Posted by: Ciampino


Knowledge and experience can outweigh raw intellectual horsepower. Good inventors are often young, good engineers are often old.

Posted by: mikeski at January 24, 2023 12:01 AM (P1f+c)

411 LS engines go for under 2k depending on the engine.
Posted by: Erebus- ex-killer whale at January 23, 2023 11:56 PM (5dTbW)

He obviously spent a lot of time and money on it. The engine swap was so sanitary, it could have been a factory install. Body and paint were immaculate. Heavy-duty front axle, all the good stuff, but it looked stock from 20 feet.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 24, 2023 12:01 AM (tkR6S)

412 Kari Lake.
Best case scenario she lost because of honest incompetence.
Worst case because of outright fraud.

After the previous election I think it was fraud.

Posted by: Erebus- ex-killer whale at January 24, 2023 12:03 AM (5dTbW)

413 "Good inventors are often young, good engineers are often old."

That sounds just right!

Posted by: gp Go Brrrrrr at January 24, 2023 12:03 AM (24fqN)

414 @386 should sentence them to drive through cartel land on their way to the US

Posted by: Smell the Glove at January 24, 2023 12:03 AM (dHzaG)

415 Breaking News... Trump's breath still stinks like rotten cabbage !!!@
Posted by: Dorcus Blimlime

Downright minty compared to yours after eating the corn and peanuts out of your own feces, as is your wont.

Posted by: Dookie Blumpkin at January 24, 2023 12:04 AM (aH2Aw)

416 397 372 The reason we didn’t get more of a majority? A huge number of Trump supporters who vowed they would not vote for the turncoat GOP in the 2022 midturns, stuck to their word and didn't.

Doesn't explain Kari Lake here InZona.
Posted by: InZona at January 23, 2023 11:55 PM (bfyic)

Didn't Maricopa County have over 150,000 votes that had no chain of custody? And Kari lost by a fraction of that?

Corrupt elections (including in my state of WA) are at least part of the reason why she lost.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 24, 2023 12:05 AM (i+mOk)

417 "as is your wont."

Who sez he wont?

Posted by: gp Go Brrrrrr at January 24, 2023 12:06 AM (24fqN)

418 Weekend at Damar Hamlins:

https://tinyurl.com/rtum9cxf

Posted by: SMH at January 24, 2023 12:06 AM (tkvCl)

419 Washington State is transferring responsibility for level 3 sex offenders who are being held under civil commitment from the Department of Corrections to the Department of Health and Social Services. DHSS in turn is farming them out to for profit companies. What could possibly go wrong besides everything.

https://youtu.be/DhLd54tQPBE

Posted by: Lost in Space at January 24, 2023 12:07 AM (c7ca9)

420 AOP, then it sounds like he misread his target audience.

Those that would buy that Jeep wouldn't want that engine in it.
Those that would want that engine, wouldn't want that vehicle wrapped around it.

Posted by: Erebus- ex-killer whale at January 24, 2023 12:07 AM (5dTbW)

421 Breakfast before jury duty:

https://tinyurl.com/yjyp8exu

Posted by: SMH at January 24, 2023 12:08 AM (tkvCl)

422 I thought Stacey was still beached in Oregon.
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 23, 2023 11:42 PM (WtAQS)
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Plastic straw again?
Posted by: Cicero

Sure as hell wasn't a six pack ring

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at January 24, 2023 12:09 AM (aH2Aw)

423 AOP, then it sounds like he misread his target audience.

Those that would buy that Jeep wouldn't want that engine in it.
Those that would want that engine, wouldn't want that vehicle wrapped around it.
Posted by: Erebus- ex-killer whale at January 24, 2023 12:07 AM (5dTbW)

Well, it hadn't gone through the ring as of the time I saw it. I have to agree his market will be selective. I wasn't there as a would-be buyer for anything. I do have a soft spot for Jeeps, but I expect them to be able to Jeep.. And creeping along a very rough trail at 700 RPM is one thing they must be able to do.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 24, 2023 12:12 AM (tkR6S)

424 While I wait for the decals to set on the Fw 190F-9 I really should get busy and make some custom decals for a different Fw 190F-8 plus markings for a B-25H that operated in the Pacific.

That way when I get to them, I will have everything set.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 24, 2023 12:12 AM (WtAQS)

425 NuScale has only the seventh nuclear design approved for use in the U.S. Uhmmm. Does that does or does that doesn't mean that U.S. Nuclear Navy ships have to "turn off" their reactors when in U.S. territorial waters? Also, what-about-ism all of those reactors along U.S. 20 in eastern Idaho?

Posted by: Marooned at January 24, 2023 12:13 AM (w6hJ9)

426 My favorite Lydia Pense and Cold Blood song, a live version.
Down to the Bone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvKHt2GbPx0

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 24, 2023 12:13 AM (i+mOk)

427 It'd sure be a feddle felony, but I'd want to be out on that Oregon beach 'bout 3 am, carving out some of the larger teeth.

Scrimshaw Lives!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 24, 2023 12:13 AM (e6UQI)

428 #421

That's just evil

Posted by: Erebus- ex-killer whale at January 24, 2023 12:13 AM (5dTbW)

429 I'm going to avoid watching the Scott Adams clip again... Is it just me or did he only say the anti-vaxxers had the winning position? I don't remember him saying g they were right. He just kept repeating the line that they 'had the winning g position'

Not really an apology at all

Posted by: 496 at January 24, 2023 12:13 AM (HstTy)

430 87 Lori Lightfoot Blames Prosecutor Kim Foxx

-
Dracula v. Godzilla

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2023 at January 23, 2023 10:22 PM (FVME7)
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I figured
Lightfoot vs Bigfoot
Bigly Ugly vs. Hugely Ugly

Posted by: Ciampino - Not Human at January 24, 2023 12:14 AM (qfLjt)

431 While I wait for the decals to set on the Fw 190F-9 I really should get busy and make some custom decals for a different Fw 190F-8 plus markings for a B-25H that operated in the Pacific.

That way when I get to them, I will have everything set.
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 24, 2023 12:12 AM (WtAQS)

Geeze, Anna, there were a lot of replica Samba vans at the BJ sale. And I saw a Puma GT car; quite pretty. And several very nice Type I's. And two dune buggies.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 24, 2023 12:15 AM (tkR6S)

432 So nominal Republican voters voted for the democrats because of abortion and it was enough to flip the election to the Dems? Is that what the claim is ? Yeah go with that.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 24, 2023 12:15 AM (3gh+6)

433 Let's hope Dracula never puts the bite on Gojira... that giant lizard has a bad enough overbite as is.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 24, 2023 12:15 AM (WtAQS)

434 Once when I was let go, the Grand Poohbah left Mount Olympus and graced me with his presence. Gave me the bad news. He did have his staff clear the floor though before he gave me the news - he actually feared I'd go postal. I'm still kind of proud of that one.
Posted by: Tonypete at January 23, 2023 11:02 PM (qoGsy)

Had three of them in my office when they tried to force (not physically) me out. I negotiated a 'layoff' package with severance, so I could get unemployment. Took a bath on the house and move. I was 37. Talk about life altering. But, here I am.

Posted by: Javems at January 24, 2023 12:15 AM (AmoqO)

435 I'm going to avoid watching the Scott Adams clip again... Is it just me or did he only say the anti-vaxxers had the winning position? I don't remember him saying g they were right. He just kept repeating the line that they 'had the winning g position'

Not really an apology at all
Posted by: 496


They are who we thought they were!!!

Posted by: Scotty Green at January 24, 2023 12:15 AM (P1f+c)

436
That way when I get to them, I will have everything set.
Posted by: Anna Puma
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This smacks of forethought and planning.

I'm more of a panicky design-by-crisis guy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 24, 2023 12:16 AM (VG0cN)

437 The Puma GTs in all their various fibreglass stylings are pretty.

Unless the fibreglass is cracked or broken and there are holes in the Type 14 pan.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 24, 2023 12:17 AM (WtAQS)

438 It'd sure be a feddle felony, but I'd want to be out on that Oregon beach 'bout 3 am, carving out some of the larger teeth.

Scrimshaw Lives!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at January 24, 2023 12:13 AM (e6UQI)

If it is a baleen whale, no has got teefs. Sieves.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 24, 2023 12:17 AM (tkR6S)

439 lol

https://tinyurl.com/3u68ck3p

Posted by: SMH at January 24, 2023 12:20 AM (tkvCl)

440 Mike Hammer

Some decals exist for both schemes I have in mind. Just with the Fw 190F-8 one of the fuselage codes is the wrong color. As the for the B-25H, unit markings have a wrong color according to the unit history I found online.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 24, 2023 12:20 AM (WtAQS)

441 380 I'd accuse you of assuming his gender, but he's obviously a buoy.

And so it begins....

Posted by: COMountainMarie at January 24, 2023 12:20 AM (F2Bjy)

442 While you are beyond question more knowledgeable about who would want a Jeep like that, from my experience the people who want them tend to be like you.

As for the LS engine as a selling g point, people who want that tend to want them in a different vehicle.

I know there are exceptions to these things, but I think this might be too odd of a combo.
I have to take back what I said.
I would never have thought about putting an LS in that.

Posted by: Erebus- ex-killer whale at January 24, 2023 12:21 AM (5dTbW)

443 Regarding the C19.
We got hoodwinked. Some of us. Maybe most of us. Straight up.
Nothing shameful about that. It happens to almost everyone.
But, remember. Don't get hoodwinked again.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 24, 2023 12:21 AM (jTmQV)

444 Had a friend who, 40+ years ago, was in remote Alaska for a summer. He had told some of the locals he wanted to get a walrus tusk if he could. One morning they rousted him out of bed and brought him to the beach with an axe... there was a dead walrus.

Of course he couldn't get the whole tusk - he made a hash of things with the axe. But I believe he still has the tusk (and keeps it pretty secret, for obvious reasons)

Posted by: 496 at January 24, 2023 12:21 AM (HstTy)

445 ..If it is a baleen whale, no has got teefs. Sieves.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 24, 2023 12:17 AM (tkR6S)


Photos I saw, it was clearly a Sperm Whale. Mouth open, all the teeth intact in the lower jaw.

That's a fortune in whale ivory right there. Knifemakers would go bonkers for those!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 24, 2023 12:21 AM (e6UQI)

446 Does Baleen waitress down at the Waffle House too?

Posted by: Moby Dick at January 24, 2023 12:21 AM (8ocB+)

447 lol
https://tinyurl.com/3u68ck3p
Posted by: SMH


Johnny Depp is not that masculine.

Posted by: mikeski at January 24, 2023 12:22 AM (P1f+c)

448 https://tinyurl.com/3u68ck3p
Posted by: SMH at January 24, 2023 12:20 AM (tkvCl)


Hah!

She does look like him

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at January 24, 2023 12:22 AM (BtmcP)

449 If it is a baleen whale, no has got teefs. Sieves.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 24, 2023 12:17 AM (tkR6S)

Had a couple of sperm whales wash up on the east coast lately. Sure the state would claim any teeth.

Posted by: Javems at January 24, 2023 12:22 AM (AmoqO)

450 Some decals exist for both schemes I have in mind. Just with the Fw 190F-8 one of the fuselage codes is the wrong color. As the for the B-25H, unit markings have a wrong color according to the unit history I found online.
Posted by: Anna Puma
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What to do about that? I'm naive about such things. I mean, look for another supplier? Get in touch with the maker?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 24, 2023 12:23 AM (oo0rP)

451 As for the LS engine as a selling g point, people who want that tend to want them in a different vehicle.

I know there are exceptions to these things, but I think this might be too odd of a combo.
I have to take back what I said.
I would never have thought about putting an LS in that.
Posted by: Erebus- ex-killer whale at January 24, 2023 12:21 AM (5dTbW)

Well it would make one Hell of a sleeper for stoplight drag races. LOL.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 24, 2023 12:25 AM (tkR6S)

452 The highest snowfall totals are still forecast along and
south/east of I-44 in Missouri and I-55 in Illinois, where a swath
of 6"+ of snow appears likely. Localized totals of 8+" are forecast
in a few locations in the Ozark Mountain region. Snowfall rates of
1"/hr can be expected late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

https://tinyurl.com/278jwtax

Posted by: SMH at January 24, 2023 12:26 AM (tkvCl)

453 I hear stories here in the US like the girl who didn't get antibiotics and had her body and life ruined. You have to fight like hell to get the proper tests. I guess ten malpractice settlements are cheaper than adequate care.

Posted by: Ultra pj at January 24, 2023 12:28 AM (G1dq6)

454 Well, I am cold. It is colder than the shady side of a witch's left tit here. I am going to go to bed, to warm up. Night, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 24, 2023 12:28 AM (tkR6S)

455 Snowfall rates of
1"/hr can be expected late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

Posted by: SMH
------
I've seen the vid. Ex-ex is a snow shoveling machine.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 24, 2023 12:29 AM (oeYLT)

456 I hear stories here in the US like the girl who didn't get antibiotics and had her body and life ruined. You have to fight like hell to get the proper tests. I guess ten malpractice settlements are cheaper than adequate care.
Posted by: Ultra pj at January 24, 2023 12:28 AM (G1dq6)
___

An industry that makes its money off people being sick is totally going to tell you the truth.

Posted by: SMH at January 24, 2023 12:30 AM (tkvCl)

457
US shipping troops across the Atlantic knowing some were already sick with an illness later called the Spanish Influenza

Hug an American!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 24, 2023 12:30 AM (63Dwl)

458 The FW 190 decal sheet was printed in 1994. Monogram/Revell has had decades to correct their problem and the only after market decals that are correct are in 1/32d scale.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 24, 2023 12:30 AM (WtAQS)

459 You have to fight like hell to get the proper tests. I guess ten malpractice settlements are cheaper than adequate care.
Posted by: Ultra pj
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My last 'physical' was the most superficial examination I've ever received. Nothing beyond vitals.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 24, 2023 12:31 AM (oeYLT)

460 I've seen the vid. Ex-ex is a snow shoveling machine.
Posted by: Mike Hammer
___

Him working with his hands, instead of sitting behind a desk all day, has its benefits.

Posted by: SMH at January 24, 2023 12:31 AM (tkvCl)

461 "The smell, she says, is making breathing and sleeping difficult for her, but she will never move from her home, so everybody else should alter the way they live in theirs.
It’s a self-absorbed stance that, sadly, isn’t without precedent."

"Self absorbed."
She doesn't want to smell the neighbors drug. She's lived there 40 years, and doesn't want to move, either.

I came say I blame her. Melissa Fine, the writer of the article seem a wee bit biased, though: "Melissa Fine is the former executive editor of Casino Player, Strictly Slots, and PokerDigest magazines. She is a UCLA graduate, news junkie, and dedicated Stargate SG-
1 fan. Melissa currently lives with her dog and two cats in a tiny town in the Sierra Nevada foothills."

Posted by: Flyover at January 24, 2023 12:32 AM (Rbu5d)

462 Weekend at Damar Hamlins:

https://tinyurl.com/rtum9cxf

Posted by: SMH at January 24, 2023 12:06 AM (tkvCl)

So first I heard he must be dead, next thing he's got posts on Twitter or whatever. So are they pretending he's not dead, or is he really not dead and improving?

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at January 24, 2023 12:32 AM (Mzdiz)

463 You have to fight like hell to get the proper tests. I guess ten malpractice settlements are cheaper than adequate care.
Posted by: Ultra pj
___

Just gonna leave this here...

https://tinyurl.com/5enet3rh

Posted by: SMH at January 24, 2023 12:34 AM (tkvCl)

464
Photos I saw, it was clearly a Sperm Whale. Mouth open, all the teeth intact in the lower jaw.

He brushed and flossed regularly.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 24, 2023 12:34 AM (63Dwl)

465 So first I heard he must be dead, next thing he's got posts on Twitter or whatever. So are they pretending he's not dead, or is he really not dead and improving?
Posted by: Miley
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I think he's dead, especially since the feebs showed up at the hospital as soon as he got there.

And the only things that are shown to the public are tweets and speeches made by "doctors".

Getting some body double to act as "Damar" is not out of the realm of possibility, especially when you can bundle him up where you can't even see his features.

Family is getting paid bigly to shut up.

Posted by: SMH at January 24, 2023 12:38 AM (tkvCl)

466 "...the scientific opinion of the European Food Safety Authority, the additive is safe to use in a whole range of products,..."

Not if you are allergic to shellfish.
Putzes.

Posted by: Flyover at January 24, 2023 12:39 AM (Rbu5d)

467 Family is getting paid bigly to shut up.

Posted by: SMH at January 24, 2023 12:38 AM (tkvCl)

What about insurance payouts?

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at January 24, 2023 12:43 AM (Mzdiz)

468 I heard that parasites in crickets can't be killed unless they're essentially turned into carbon. So anyone who eats the crickets also consumes their parasites.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at January 24, 2023 12:45 AM (Mzdiz)

469 AOP, you aren't wrong about that.
It would be quite a surprise.

Posted by: Erebus- ex-killer whale at January 24, 2023 12:45 AM (5dTbW)

470 I like to search for SMH's little meme gems. They're like a mini-ONT in the comments.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at January 24, 2023 12:46 AM (Mzdiz)

471 What about insurance payouts?
Posted by: Miley
___

What insurance payouts?

I find it so funny, that after all the revelations of Twitter, the media, and the feebs/spooks and their incestuous relationship, that people still trust them to tell the truth about anything.

Posted by: SMH at January 24, 2023 12:47 AM (tkvCl)

472 92 You know, I just had a great idea! Let's give new mil equipment to our adversaries in South America! All they have to do is give their old, rusty, Rooski stuff to Ukraine! Isn't that a great idea?!

https://tinyurl.com/3y2apk5y

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 23, 2023 10:25 PM (Angsy)
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That Laura Richardson 'General'? I wonder how many dicks she smoked to get there? She doesn't look old enough to make 4 star general.

Posted by: Ciampino - Maybe she know Kamala 'Knees' Harris at January 24, 2023 12:49 AM (qfLjt)

473 I don't really care, one way or the other, since I don't watch TV or sports, but it is kind of amusing to watch normies swallow everything TPTB tells them.

Sad, but amusing.

Posted by: SMH at January 24, 2023 12:50 AM (tkvCl)

474 The Government of Canada Put Out a Tender Notice for a New Pan-Canadian Digital Health Credential Technology, Including the Proof of Vaccination

https://www.truth11.com/untitled-794/

Posted by: SMH at January 24, 2023 12:53 AM (tkvCl)

475 How long can this keep going on?

https://tinyurl.com/ymakczy5

Posted by: SMH at January 24, 2023 12:54 AM (tkvCl)

476 A few problems with Damar being dead and replaced.
His team mates would have to be in on it too and there is no way they could all keep quiet.

Another is the fact that the NFL is the best of the best. You can't just throw another body in there to replace him.
Then there is his style of play.
I wouldn't call that easy to duplicate.

Posted by: Erebus- ex-killer whale at January 24, 2023 12:54 AM (5dTbW)

477 This explains a lot:

https://tinyurl.com/mrxyy6w2

Posted by: SMH at January 24, 2023 12:55 AM (tkvCl)

478 #92
JFC

Posted by: Erebus- ex-killer whale at January 24, 2023 12:57 AM (5dTbW)

479 His team mates would have to be in on it too and there is no way they could all keep quiet.
___

You mean like forcing doctors and nurses to keep quiet about the jab or lose their jobs?

Posted by: SMH at January 24, 2023 12:58 AM (tkvCl)

480 Then there is his style of play.
I wouldn't call that easy to duplicate.
___

So he's playing now?

Posted by: SMH at January 24, 2023 12:59 AM (tkvCl)

481 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2023 at January 23, 2023 10:31 PM (FVME7)

Thanks for that comment.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 24, 2023 01:01 AM (hnIL2)

482 U.S. Taxpayers are financing the war on Christianity

https://tinyurl.com/8c74djsk

Posted by: SMH at January 24, 2023 01:02 AM (tkvCl)

483 SMH, info from doctors and nurses did get out.

As for his style of play, lots of video out there of it.

Posted by: Erebus- ex-killer whale at January 24, 2023 01:03 AM (5dTbW)

484 What insurance payouts?

I find it so funny, that after all the revelations of Twitter, the media, and the feebs/spooks and their incestuous relationship, that people still trust them to tell the truth about anything.

Posted by: SMH at January 24, 2023 12:47 AM (tkvCl)

Well, you know - hospital bills, death benefits. I'd hate to think that the family isn't even able to mourn him if he really is dead.

And they think WE'RE the sickos.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at January 24, 2023 01:05 AM (Mzdiz)

485 Believe what you want.

I don't care.

Posted by: SMH at January 24, 2023 01:05 AM (tkvCl)

486 My trust in in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Not the media.
Not the NFL.

Posted by: SMH at January 24, 2023 01:06 AM (tkvCl)

487 I haven't watched the NFL since 2014.

Posted by: Erebus- ex-killer whale at January 24, 2023 01:10 AM (5dTbW)

488 MoDOT argues unborn baby in fatal work zone was state worker.
https://is.gd/jEokYY

I would have them explain what job position it occupied and all that goes with being an employee. Was it AWOL on that day?

Posted by: Ciampino - MODOT AND IDOT (Idiot) at January 24, 2023 01:10 AM (qfLjt)

489 Evening.

Home. Drinking. Watched Evil Dead for the first time in over 30 years. Shit my brains out. Life is good.

Look at the time.

Night!

Posted by: Robert - Metallica, 72 Seasons, Available 4/14 at January 24, 2023 01:10 AM (1Yy3c)

490 >>> Ban alcohol in Canada? What are they supposed to do during the long, cold winters?

> More importantly, how will Fidel Trudeau be able to afford the bootblack for his minstrel show without the tax revenues from the sale of alcohol?

Posted by: Dr. Bone at January 24, 2023 01:11 AM (kaTkN)

491 MoDOT argues unborn baby in fatal work zone was state worker.
https://is.gd/jEokYY

I would have them explain what job position it occupied and all that goes with being an employee. Was it AWOL on that day?

Posted by: Ciampino - MODOT AND IDOT (Idiot) at January 24, 2023 01:10 AM (qfLjt)

Wouldn't that be fetal work zone?

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at January 24, 2023 01:13 AM (Mzdiz)

492 #488
That is a strange reaction to The Evil Dead.

Posted by: Erebus- ex-killer whale at January 24, 2023 01:15 AM (5dTbW)

493 I meant #489

Posted by: Erebus- ex-killer whale at January 24, 2023 01:16 AM (5dTbW)

494 Evil Dead or Evil Dead II?

Posted by: Kindltot at January 24, 2023 01:16 AM (xhaym)

495 #494
From the sounds of it number one made him go number 2

Posted by: Erebus- ex-killer whale at January 24, 2023 01:18 AM (5dTbW)

496 The Lifetime Channel has tge same effect on me.

Posted by: Erebus- ex-killer whale at January 24, 2023 01:19 AM (5dTbW)

497 Not sure why I woke up suddenly ( I hate that.) but I'm going to have a cup of Sleepytime tea and read some prayers. Looking at the light on the little cell phone probably doesn't help with sleep. Anyway, here's a little prayer from Rev. Frederick Macnutt ( 1873- 1949) who was an Anglican chaplain in WW I and wrote a manual on prayer. Another prayer from the book , The Harper Collins Book of Prayes edited by Robert Van de Weyer which I providentially found in a thrift shop devoted to.a M
Ministry helping people get into and stay in recovery from drug addiction.

True Knowledge

O Lord our God, who dost guide those that seek thee through the vain shows of earth into the knowledge of thy heavenly reality: let thy goodness
uphold us and thy right hand lead us, that we may obediently reject the illusions of things temporal and walk without faltering in the light of things eternal.

I hope you guys don't suddenly wake up hours after going to sleep. Good night.


Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 24, 2023 01:20 AM (dICEW)

498 You guys playin' cards?

Posted by: DB at January 24, 2023 01:21 AM (geLO8)

499 oh man I just killed an ONT

Posted by: DB at January 24, 2023 01:26 AM (geLO8)

500

So, an Ent, a Syphilitic Zebra, and AOC wander into a bar pushing a wheelbarrow full of 'shrooms...

Posted by: Just The Punchline at January 24, 2023 01:30 AM (JjNlG)

501

DB YOU didn't kill the ONT...

Posted by: Just The Punchline at January 24, 2023 01:33 AM (JjNlG)

502 I hope you guys don't suddenly wake up hours after going to sleep. Good night.


Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 24, 2023 01:20 AM (dICEW)

Happens to my FiL every night, almost. Then he snaps on the light to awaken his wife to tell her he can't sleep.

She craves some really effective sleeping pills to give him, as you can imagine.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at January 24, 2023 01:41 AM (Mzdiz)

503 Didja hear the one about the foot fetishist who went to the red light district in Amsterdam? He came back with a scorching case of Dutch Elm Disease.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at January 24, 2023 01:42 AM (cupoy)

504 72. I've known people who lost their jobs and found new ones relatively fast, but 12000 all at once?

When military bases, shipyards, hospitals closed. (Base realignments and closures probably going all the way back to the 60s.)

Posted by: Lola at January 24, 2023 01:46 AM (p39Z2)

505 I can't imagine why they would need 12,000 workers. I mean, WTH are they doing?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 24, 2023 01:47 AM (qlgfj)

506 505 I can't imagine why they would need 12,000 workers. I mean, WTH are they doing?
Posted by: Mike Hammer

Getting lattes, flicking their bean and banning us...

Posted by: Just The Punchline at January 24, 2023 01:51 AM (JjNlG)

507 “All of my fancy analytics got me to a bad place. All of your heuristics — ‘don’t trust these guys’ is obvious — totally worked.” Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert

Fuck that guy and his post-hoc, self-delusional back-patting for following the crowd and not making an informed decision.

It wasn't heuristics. It was reading the documents. It was watching the numbers (cruise ship); they didn't add up. It was listening to their inconsistencies; they were all over the map. It was using your brain and taking responsibility for your decisions/actions.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Disinformation Demon at January 24, 2023 01:56 AM (PyOKD)

508 As little as possible is my guess, and free lunches, flexible hours and. Plenty of fk off time.
Oh and doing Leftists dirty work as well

Posted by: Skip at January 24, 2023 02:00 AM (xhxe8)

509 Well I guess its as good a time as any to read the content. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 24, 2023 02:02 AM (VwHCD)

510 Oh and doing Leftists dirty work as well
Posted by: Skip
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Probably screening flagged gmail accounts.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 24, 2023 02:02 AM (gKzkw)

511 It was using your brain and taking responsibility for your decisions/actions.
Posted by: Comrade flounder, Disinformation Demon at January 24, 2023 01:56 AM (PyOKD)

All this and more, too. It was watching the elites attending large gatherings with no masks. It was the total denial that natural immunity did anything. It was the idea that me wearing a scrap of my old Budweiser t shirt loosely across my face was going to save someone else.

Scooby and Shaggy wrap this one up in 24 minutes, Scooby snack break included.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at January 24, 2023 02:03 AM (cupoy)

512 214 Would people rather a downsizing be personal?

"Yeah, we've got a lot of people we need to cut, but we're really looking forward to canning your ass!"

Layoffs are about numbers. That's all they've ever been about.

Welcome to reality outside of your ma.

Posted by: Axeman at January 23, 2023 10:57 PM (OaZlZ)
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True when whole departments get canned. However when your immediate bosses get asked to trim their divisions then it can get personal.

Posted by: Ciampino - don't eat the yellow snow or the blue ice tomorrow at January 24, 2023 02:03 AM (qfLjt)

513
In my case, as the 'vaccine' was still being developed I did some research and ended up on a virology site in Australia where they mentioned that decades of attempting to develop a vaccine for bat corona type viruses had all ended in failure with 'enhanced disease' in animal tests.

I don't know about everyone else but 'enhanced disease' sounded like something an intelligent person might want to avoid.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at January 24, 2023 02:17 AM (enJYY)

514 235 Just in case there's some Moron out there who doesn't know the Four Rules of Gun Safety:
1) Treat all guns as if they're loaded at all times.
2) Never point the muzzle at anything you don't want to destroy (like your head).
3) Keep your finger off the trigger until you're on target (aka "keep your booger hook off the bang switch").
4) Know what your backstop is (IOW, where is that bullet going to go once it passes through the target?).

Posted by: PabloD at January 23, 2023 11:04 PM (HSP46)
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Can I ignore #4 if the target is
a) a Black Hole
b) the Sun
c) Stacy Adams
can I, can I?

Posted by: Ciampino - supermassive rotating objects? at January 24, 2023 02:19 AM (qfLjt)

515 243 the deputy head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Kirill Tymoshenko resigned

Wait a minute - he's got to be related to Yulia Tymoshenko right?

Posted by: 18-1 at January 23, 2023 11:07 PM (lc5cP)
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Isn't kirill what sperm whales eat?

Posted by: Ciampino - krill is what's in the oceans at January 24, 2023 02:22 AM (qfLjt)

516
So now the insurance companies are noticing something they refer to as 'excess' deaths. Which seems to me to be something that fits on a Venn diagram very neatly with 'enhanced disease'.

Nuremburg 2.0 for these bastards.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at January 24, 2023 02:24 AM (enJYY)

517
Isn't kirill what sperm whales eat?

Posted by: Ciampino - krill is what's in the oceans at January 24, 2023 02:22 AM


Among other things.

Posted by: Jonah at January 24, 2023 02:26 AM (enJYY)

518 513 Exactly. At the beginning of this vaccine talk, there was a chorus of protests from medicine/laboratory and other disciplines about why it was a dangerous idea. Unless you were one of the Covidians, there was a natural decision to wait and see. And eventually we saw.

There you go, Scott. If that's what you call winning. You were a Covidian, cowering at home and masking up. You COULD NOT SEE through the magician's trick. They hypnotized you.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at January 24, 2023 02:27 AM (Mzdiz)

519 "Unless you were one of the Covidians, there was a natural decision to wait and see. And eventually we saw."

I saw this for the op it was from jump street. It really wasn't hard to deduce...

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at January 24, 2023 02:37 AM (iBTey)

520 I saw this for the op it was from jump street. It really wasn't hard to deduce...
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings

This

Posted by: Infidel at January 24, 2023 02:40 AM (ZEa+g)

521 Know what Adam the meteorologist should have done?
blam-blam-blam-blam-blam-blam-blam... newclip
blam-blam-blam-blam-blam-blam-blam...

Posted by: micky at January 24, 2023 02:40 AM (3byMq)

522 I think one of the problems with this is that there are going to be a lot of people, all of a sudden looking for jobs in the same industry. I've known people who lost their jobs and found new ones relatively fast, but 12000 all at once?
Posted by: nerdygirl

12,000 is nothing. In the 1990s IBM laid off 60K, Sears-KMart nuked 50K and ATT let 40K go, then there 2000s when Citibank got rid of 50K, GM laid off 47K, Ford gave 40K a pink slip, and Boeing grounded 31K. A chunk of these tech layoffs are companies getting rid of underperforming employees in one sweep (dirty secret: tech companies prune out people all the time). The difference this time it is happening a workforce that is used to being treated like these jobs are an entitlement and are suddenly finding out they aren't special. The social media meltdowns have been epic. People used to deal with stuff - today they need to whine and bitch. It sucks for sure but this is how life goes.

Posted by: Lost In Space at January 24, 2023 02:42 AM (c7ca9)

523 298 Chicago, Blood Sweat and Tears, Cold Blood, Tower of Power, all of those great horn and vocal based bands were the stuff of fondest memories.
Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 23, 2023 11:08 PM (jTmQV)

Sigh...
It was a hell of a lot more fun being 20 in the 70's, than being 70 in the 20's.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 23, 2023 11:26 PM (anj39)
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Proposed Comment of the Week submission.

Posted by: Ciampino - that is profound at January 24, 2023 02:42 AM (qfLjt)

524 "Unless you were one of the Covidians, there was a natural decision to wait and see. And eventually we saw."

I saw this for the op it was from jump street. It really wasn't hard to deduce...

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at January 24, 2023 02:37 AM (iBTey)

The clue for me was that I never saw them push so... frigging... hard to make people get a vaccine that wasn't tested, especially since the survival rate for the bug was pretty damn high. The other clue was they were breaking the golden rule of pandemics, you never vaccinate during a pandemic. There was shit definitely wrong the way they handled things, and anybody with 2 brain cells to rub together and whose head wasn't in their fucking ass could see it plain as day.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 24, 2023 02:47 AM (VwHCD)

525 Chicago, Blood Sweat and Tears, Cold Blood, Tower of Power, all of those great horn and vocal based bands were the stuff of fondest memories. Posted by: gourmand du jour

Sigh... It was a hell of a lot more fun being 20 in the 70's, than being 70 in the 20's. Posted by: Diogenes

Check out The Budos Band. The gets things done.
https://youtu.be/b-KK6X4xxGs

Posted by: Lost In Space at January 24, 2023 02:50 AM (c7ca9)

526 514
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Can I ignore #4 if the target is
a) a Black Hole
b) the Sun
c) Stacy Adams
can I, can I?

Posted by: Ciampino - supermassive rotating objects? at January 24, 2023 02:19 AM (qfLjt)
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Messed my own post:
c)Stacey Abrams

Posted by: Ciampino - that is profound at January 24, 2023 02:52 AM (qfLjt)

527 That 20 year Google engineer(!) Is fortunate . He's quite young and can either get a new job, choose a lateral path in his field and so on. Better yet, he'd leave San Fransisco for less expensive cities. Forget Silicon Valley, it's cutting 10 000s of jobs everywhere. So I'd take a good look and move out.

Posted by: Xavier Basora at January 24, 2023 03:05 AM (w8x0O)

528 "It was a hell of a lot more fun being 20 in the 70's, than being 70 in the 20's."

I'll let you know when I get there, but I will say this - I'm way happier now than when I was 20.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at January 24, 2023 03:06 AM (Mzdiz)

529 That 20 year Google engineer(!) Is fortunate . He's quite young and can either get a new job, choose a lateral path in his field and so on. Better yet, he'd leave San Fransisco for less expensive cities. Forget Silicon Valley, it's cutting 10 000s of jobs everywhere. So I'd take a good look and move out.
Posted by: Xavier Basora

Not to mention that his net worth is very likely in the multiple millions of dollars. Odds on he never has to work again if he doesn't want to. Tech jobs are good jobs. I know from experience but they also can be very volatile at times. What's going on in the tech industry is normal pruning and a response to a looming recession. I also suspect that what must did it. Twitter caught the attention of all these tax CEOs.

Posted by: Lost In Space at January 24, 2023 03:10 AM (cJNMw)

530 463 You have to fight like hell to get the proper tests. I guess ten malpractice settlements are cheaper than adequate care.
Posted by: Ultra pj
___

Just gonna leave this here...

https://tinyurl.com/5enet3rh

Posted by: SMH at January 24, 2023 12:34 AM (tkvCl)
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I recollect reading a long time ago, that in China of olden times, the practice was one paid the doctor when one was well and did not pay when sick. Hence doctor had an incentive to make one well. (don't know if this was true).

Posted by: Ciampino - interesting practise at January 24, 2023 03:10 AM (qfLjt)

531 I'm pure blood, but only by dint of instinct, vs. carefully considered study and resarch. I'm not even a Biden leg hair on Publius when it comes to scientific review and statistical deductions.

Seeing the push to do the thing, my Anti-Lemming instinct kicked in.

And I decided. I was not anti-vaccine. But I was anti-Guinea Pig, and I stuck by that decision. Seems to have served me well?


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 24, 2023 03:11 AM (e6UQI)

532 Medical puns anyone?

I tried playing hide and seek in the hospital, but they kept finding me in the ICU.

Posted by: Ciampino - interesting practice at January 24, 2023 03:20 AM (qfLjt)

533 I went to the library to get a medical book on abdominal pain. Somebody had ripped the appendix out.

Posted by: Ciampino - Pun #2 at January 24, 2023 03:22 AM (qfLjt)

534 What is the minimum radius of Stacey Abrams before you have to account for projectile bending or if your really good, gravity slingshot(around the corner!)

Posted by: a dude in MI at January 24, 2023 03:24 AM (+I6Y/)

535 Knock knock.
Who's there?
Doctor.
Doctor who?

I will show myself out.

Posted by: Lost In Space at January 24, 2023 03:26 AM (cJNMw)

536 Pleh. Insomnia. Razzinfrazzin.

Posted by: Brother Tim sez at January 24, 2023 03:31 AM (EsEFH)

537 534 What is the minimum radius of Stacey Abrams before you have to account for projectile bending or if your really good, gravity slingshot(around the corner!)

Posted by: a dude in MI at January 24, 2023 03:24 AM (+I6Y/)
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3 Lizzos

Posted by: Ciampino - non-metric units here at January 24, 2023 03:42 AM (qfLjt)

538 Medical students hate the test on kidney stones, it's the hardest test to pass.

Posted by: Ciampino - Pun #3 at January 24, 2023 03:47 AM (qfLjt)

539 Morning, all! Miklos, if you're still here, Miss Linda and I visited Mandina's again this weekend and used up the rest of your gift card. We went about 3:15 on a Sunday, after the church and lunch rush and before dinner, so there was no line. Shrimp and catfish with fries; awesome. Thanks again!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at January 24, 2023 03:47 AM (omVj0)

540 It was a hell of a lot more fun being 20 in the 70's, than being 70 in the 20's.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 23, 2023


***
Reposted for truth. I might not have been terribly *happy* per se back then, but I did have a lot of fun.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at January 24, 2023 04:00 AM (omVj0)

541 534 What is the minimum radius of Stacey Abrams before you have to account for projectile bending or if your really good, gravity slingshot(around the corner!)
Posted by: a dude in MI at January 24, 2023 03:24 AM (+I6Y/)
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I was gonna touch in the subject of gravity warping and black holes but then I decided to step away.

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at January 24, 2023 04:13 AM (Lxl7g)

542 Medical students hate the test on kidney stones, it's the hardest test to pass.
Posted by: Ciampino - Pun #3 at January 24, 2023 03:47 AM (qfLjt)
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But once they do pass, they're bladder they did.

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at January 24, 2023 04:14 AM (Lxl7g)

543 PIXY NOOD

Posted by: Skip at January 24, 2023 04:15 AM (xhxe8)

544 Speaking of kidney stones, Pixy.... ah.... what's the word... nooded.

I knew'd it, too!

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at January 24, 2023 04:16 AM (Lxl7g)

545 PIXY NOOD
Posted by: Skip at January 24, 2023 04:15 AM (xhxe
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Cease and desist stalking me!!!!

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at January 24, 2023 04:17 AM (Lxl7g)

546 Skip, did you forget to post the Bad Blue top 20?

https://tinyurl.com/3tnz3p4z

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at January 24, 2023 06:35 AM (Lxl7g)

547 I truly appreciate the old school social conservatives that just can't let go of their puritanical views on weed. For fuck sakes, nobody has trouble "breathing and sleeping" due to the SMELL of pot. That's an outright LIE. I get that the woman quoted doesn't like it. Too bad.

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