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Is Pride Month starting to lose its way?

The Central Issue of our Time?

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There have been some notable developments this week with regard to the World of LGBTQ+. I can't include everything here, but you doubtless remember some of them.

I think that maybe the most momentous has been that Men's Health declared that "If You're a Man Attracted to Women, You're a Part of the Gay Rainbow Now, Too."

As far as I can tell, this leaves straight women as the only people outside the LGBTQ+ "Community". Well, maybe some TERF lesbians who won't have sex with women who have penises will also be exiled.

When they said that this movement was about erasing women, they seem to have been right!

Then there's this: Why lesbians should sleep with men. I'm so confused.

The "community" may be blowing through its goodwill

James Lindsay:

Deliberate provocations are deliberately provocative. But they've burned through almost all of the goodwill of the people.

Some of the Armenians, Hispanics and Muslims seem to have had enough.

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More on deliberate provocations: The Bible is back on school library shelves in Davis County, Utah.

Addressing the school board, Davis School District's Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning Logan Toone said some have thought the Bible's content was deemed to violate the "bright line" rule.

"That's not accurate," he said.

The review committee found that it was age appropriate for high school only, a decision that was "almost immediately" appealed, he said.

"The reconsideration of the Bible today is not an exception to our policy. It is a direct application of our policy as it's written. It's important to note that because of concerns that would exist if we all of a sudden started to create exceptions for specific books that we like or that align with our personal religious perspectives or something like that," he said.

The original review process included several violations of procedure.

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Special privileges of the LGBTQ+ elite:

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Powerline's Ammo Grrrll has SOME THOUGHTS ON PERPETUAL INDULGENCE:

We have had just about all the Indulgence that a civil society can stand. I have lived long and prospered, but I never could have imagined hearing an elected official say that we needed to allow "Room to riot." I never believed that I would see an incurious news-head standing in front of a conflagration and calling it a "mostly peaceful protest."

In the service of the flawed concept of "Equity," racial hucksters noted that ONE group was scoring very high in the commission of crimes. Way back in the early '80s in Oakland, the news-dispensers decreed that they would no longer print or say the race of the perpetrator of crimes. EVEN when they were looking for a perp on the loose! Why? Well, because it might give a "wrong" racist impression. Evidently they couldn't get enough white people to step up to even the stats. And so began the Indulgent Insanity. But even that was not enough to keep folks from getting that "impression."

And it came to pass that if black criminals turn out to be way out of proportion to their numbers in the general population, then the obvious answer is simply to declare that MANY categories of crimes will no longer be crimes! Drugs? Legalize 'em! Shoplifting? Help yourself! Carjacking? You better not even THINK of trying to defend against it. YOU will be the one whose life is ruined. Looting? Bring the kiddies! Don't worry that you are ON CAMERA! Hey, what's a few Huggies and an Air Fryer to The Man? He's got insurance.

Did Society think that turning a blind eye to crime was going to work out well - and especially well for black people? Did people not realize that once you slide down that "Equity" slope, you find yourself on a luge headed for Hell?

What about the abysmal gap in high school graduation rates? Let's just graduate EVERYBODY. Studying is for suckers. Let everybody take exams as many times as it takes - until they "pass." Turning homework in on time, even DOING homework, is so "white" it is in and of itself racist. To get into college, why, we won't have any racist testing at all!

My heart weeps for the Dr. Kings, the Thomas Sowells of this country, and non-genius "regular folks" who just try to raise decent kids, send them to decent schools, enforce a few rules and turn them into men instead of incarcerated or dead losers.

As a Jew, I cannot imagine turning on the television every day and seeing one Jewish gang (The Blood Libels?) vs. another gang (The Crypts?) of promising Jewish young men routinely shooting up weddings, funerals, baby showers, holiday celebrations and each other in truly horrific numbers. Plus a few stray shots into baby carriages, houses with little girls doing homework at a kitchen table, and the like.

At the same time as deviancy is defined downward, and we have decriminalized all but the most egregious crimes for black people -- blowing through a stop sign, going 100 mph, and vaporizing five young ladies is spun by a prominent black woman spokes-disgrace as "a tragic accident" -- we have CRIMINALIZED the most innocent of male sexual advances necessary for the continuation of the species. Lookin' at YOU, #MeToo grifters.

You better not look for over 5 seconds at a female co-worker in some companies. You better not ask for a date more than once if the woman says she "has other plans" the first time. That is STALKING, you toxic male. There are no Statutes of Limitation, no "innocent until proven guilty" on anything a woman accuses you of, unless you are a Hollywood mogul or Democrat. (But I repeat myself.)

Perpetual Indulgence. It doesn't work with raising kids and it doesn't work with preserving any semblance of freedom and justice in a country that has lost its way. It's way past time for a course correction. May the time not be distant.

The reference is to a different Dr. King than you are thinking of.

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Weekend

Steven Hayward:

THE WEEK IN PICTURES: TRANS-BIDEN EDITION?

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Light weekend reading, a sign of hope:

In the U.K., government officials finally discuss openly the problems with gender ideology.

It appears that no government officials were arrested for their words, and no constituents committed suicide because of the discussion.

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Music

Alexander's Ragtime Band, h/t Bird Dog at Maggie's Farm

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Here's one for Buck Throckmorton:

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Hope you have something nice planned for this weekend.

This is the Thread before the Gardening Thread.

Serving your mid-day open thread needs


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Last week's thread, June 17, Thinking about getting Dad season tickets to some sport?

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

Posted by: K.T. at 11:04 AM




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1 Was bound to with the tug of war

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2023 11:05 AM (xhxe8)

2 I used to like rainbows.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 24, 2023 11:08 AM (xtVzs)

3 If you liked Alexander's Ragtime Band you would also like South Rampart Street Parade.
I'm not Alexa, but I know that.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at June 24, 2023 11:10 AM (MeG8a)

4 Could there big a bigger group of mentally unstable people in that video?

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2023 11:10 AM (xhxe8)

5 Alphabet Soup, thanks for ruining rainbows.

Posted by: TB24601 at June 24, 2023 11:10 AM (VamVj)

6 With all of these things, truth tends to win, it's usually just a question of how long it takes.

Soviet Union for example, it took about 70 years. Lots of damage in between. I won't recount all the other examples in history. Point being, these idiots can't help themselves, they always take it too far, and eventually people get tired of their shite.

How long it takes to undo their nonsense, that remains to be seen. We're in the middle of it, we can't know if this is the middle of the end, or the middle of the beginning, or somewhere in between.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 24, 2023 11:12 AM (xtVzs)

7 Thought the music video was outright PMJ but not, she does do PMJ videos

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2023 11:13 AM (xhxe8)

8 Jazz is greatly appreciated, KT!

Posted by: Eromero at June 24, 2023 11:13 AM (z3WCn)

9 If someone uses the expression "assigned at birth", such as the quack in the Matt Walsh video, that person is a liar.

The gender/sex of the child is only recognized at birth. It's assigned in the first moment of conception.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at June 24, 2023 11:13 AM (L5Mwe)

10 willowed, for BurtTC:

Wagner thing... it looks like a media op. I'm not saying it ain't real, just that we're hearing about it now because they want us to, not because it's important.
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The Wagner group has been a thing for a while, particularly the leader's tendency to criticize Ministry of Defense decisions, and has been a source of tangential drama in Ukraine. It must have escaped your radar.

But Russian authorities have issued a warrant for his arrest for mutiny, and Putin gave a speech about it, so unless they're all in on the joke it's real.

Posted by: Methos at June 24, 2023 11:14 AM (kOpft)

11 Only told one, have a rainbow 🌈 kite had since around 1990 sadly it will never fly again

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2023 11:14 AM (xhxe8)

12 Dixieland music, with an upright bass! Oh yes, I love it! Thanks.

Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at June 24, 2023 11:15 AM (d9Cw3)

13 When I was young I was gay.
But then they changed the meaning of that word.
Now I can't be gay anymore.
And that makes me sad.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at June 24, 2023 11:16 AM (DhOHl)

14 Alphabet Soup, thanks for ruining rainbows.
Posted by: TB24601 at June 24, 2023 11:10 AM (VamVj)

I tried finding a clip of Ari Shaffir doing his bit on rainbows, but even an non-Google search engine doesn't seem to want it found.

Basically the joke is, the rainbow was supposed to be God's sign to Noah that the flood was over. What flood? Why, the one that wiped out all the sodomites, of course.

And now here we are.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 24, 2023 11:16 AM (xtVzs)

15 I've had more than a couple Pride-goers admit it's all just a meet market, but a certain blogger got all bent out of shape for me mentioning that.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 24, 2023 11:17 AM (X+Ku8)

16 "We're coming for your kids"

That's sure to win over a lot of hearts and minds...

Posted by: gourmand du jour at June 24, 2023 11:17 AM (MeG8a)

17 Another stat which hides certain uncomfortable facts are the percentages by race for unwed mothers.

The percentage of white unwed mothers doesn’t address the race of the father.

Posted by: polynikes at June 24, 2023 11:17 AM (MNhXM)

18 >>The Wagner group has been a thing for a while, particularly the leader's tendency to criticize Ministry of Defense decisions, and has been a source of tangential drama in Ukraine. It must have escaped your radar.

The hundreds of Russian mercenaries that were killed in Syria by US troops under Trump were reportedly Wagner Group.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 24, 2023 11:18 AM (ZLI7S)

19 Pride in Russia!

Here are the sources I've been checking out:

https://twitter.com/BNONews
Trying to be straight-news reporting.

https://twitter.com/WarMonitors
I think a nonaligned source -- if not, it has a fair number of pro-Russia commenters.

https://twitter.com/Faytuks
https://twitter.com/nexta_tv
Both pro-UKR sites.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at June 24, 2023 11:18 AM (Vwz3I)

20 I wonder when the University of Hawaii will change their school symbol . Or maybe they already have.

Posted by: polynikes at June 24, 2023 11:19 AM (MNhXM)

21 The Wagner group has been a thing for a while, particularly the leader's tendency to criticize Ministry of Defense decisions, and has been a source of tangential drama in Ukraine. It must have escaped your radar.

But Russian authorities have issued a warrant for his arrest for mutiny, and Putin gave a speech about it, so unless they're all in on the joke it's real.
Posted by: Methos at June 24, 2023 11:14 AM (kOpft)

Right, that's what I meant. It escaped my radar, and my point being, it might be important... might be, but the fact that now everyone in the media, and everyone who parrots media propaganda knows everything there is to know about Wagner, and that means something, that now we're all hearing about it.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 24, 2023 11:19 AM (xtVzs)

22 where I shop, Great Barrington MA, the pride stuff is still in full force

there was even a Bud Light truck cruising around the town the other day

I sometimes comment in the local rags

and I ask the question

"why do you think Berkshire County has lost population in the last 50 years ?"

as soon as they increase the capital gains exclusion for selling your home, I'm outta here

Posted by: REDACTED at June 24, 2023 11:22 AM (us2H3)

23 We're hiring!!

Posted by: The Wagner Group at June 24, 2023 11:22 AM (B705c)

24 The hundreds of Russian mercenaries that were killed in Syria by US troops under Trump were reportedly Wagner Group.
Posted by: JackStraw at June 24, 2023 11:18 AM (ZLI7S)

And that's just it, even that name, Wagner Group, sounds like it could be a conglomerate of wealthy investors forcing Woke on corporations.

Or it could be a company that manufactures fiberglass submarines that fall apart under the water.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 24, 2023 11:23 AM (xtVzs)

25 Don't call it "Pride Month." Call it what it really is: "Homosexual Pride Month." These battles all begin with language.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at June 24, 2023 11:23 AM (DhOHl)

26 When are they going to honor the six other Deadly Sins with months of their own?

It'll still be the same freaks prancing in the streets and looting QuickStops, but it is honoring them that counts to the woke.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at June 24, 2023 11:24 AM (ga8qR)

27 If you have read 1984, then you know what Newspeak is- the perverted contrived language that serves the Party's needs. Newspeak has a word that explains our current woke society: doublethink. Doublethink means the ability to be slavish to contrasting ideals simultaneously. Whatever serves your rhetorical and political purposes at any given moment. You are always right.

Posted by: DB - at June 24, 2023 11:24 AM (geLO8)

28 Don't call it "Pride Month." Call it what it really is: "Homosexual Pride Month." These battles all begin with language.
Posted by: Quarter Twenty at June 24, 2023 11:23 AM (DhOHl)

I call it Sodom and Gomorrah Month

Posted by: polynikes at June 24, 2023 11:25 AM (MNhXM)

29 We're hiring!!
Posted by: The Wagner Group at June 24, 2023 11:22 AM (B705c)

Wait a minute... you're going to tell me I can make $150 an hour working from home, aren't you!

Posted by: BurtTC at June 24, 2023 11:25 AM (xtVzs)

30 Hiya

Posted by: JT at June 24, 2023 11:26 AM (T4tVD)

31 Don't call it "Pride Month." Call it what it really is: "Homosexual Pride Month." These battles all begin with language.
Posted by: Quarter Twenty at June 24, 2023 11:23 AM (DhOHl)

I call it Sodom and Gomorrah Month
Posted by: polynikes at June 24, 2023 11:25 AM (MNhXM)

It's just Gay Month. Or if they insist, Gay and Tranny Month.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 24, 2023 11:26 AM (xtVzs)

32 In that parade video they’re finally saying the quiet part out loud. We knew they were groomers; now they’re chanting it in public. That should wake up a few LIVs. It’s still sick…. I’m not THAT old, but when I was young messing with someone else’s kids was a sure fire way of getting shot or stomped…

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at June 24, 2023 11:27 AM (xT8gx)

33 Hiya K.T. !

Posted by: JT at June 24, 2023 11:27 AM (T4tVD)

34 Don't call it "Pride Month." Call it what it really is:

"Mocking God With Impunity Month"

Posted by: t-bird at June 24, 2023 11:27 AM (ptElO)

35 my guess is this something Putin cooked up to eliminate his partners in a victory in Ukraine

he wants to divy up the spoils as little as possible

Posted by: REDACTED at June 24, 2023 11:28 AM (us2H3)

36 Groomer Month

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at June 24, 2023 11:30 AM (L5Mwe)

37 The hundreds of Russian mercenaries that were killed in Syria by US troops under Trump were reportedly Wagner Group.
Posted by: JackStraw at June 24, 2023 11:18 AM (ZLI7S)

Yeah, which is why I think this is likely to end badly for Wagner. He's apparently pals with the generals in the Rostov area which is why their troops didn't do much to get in the way, but unless he has some (currently undemonstrated) support in the Russian air force, I think there's an Iraq-style Highway of Death in their future.

Russian media has told civilians to stay off the highway between Rostov and Moscow, which makes that seem doubly likely.

Posted by: Methos at June 24, 2023 11:31 AM (kOpft)

38 Since trans women are really mentally-disturbed men, it comes as no small surprise that they are aggressive, belligerent, and subject to making threats.

Reminds me of the NYC subway mentally ill that openly threaten innocent riders.

And a significant number of them seem to focus on children, either because children are easy targets for creating outrage or they have a streak of pedophilia in their mental issues.

Normal people who want to keep themselves and their children safe will get sick of these theatrics. Society has a way of purging threats like this. Peacefully if possible, but violently if not.

Posted by: ruralcounsel at June 24, 2023 11:31 AM (96wFa)

39 Well, I was just standing at the kitchen window, idly scanning the yard with a pair of binoculars, looking for gophers, when I spotted a full-grown red fox down by the old oilfield skid shack full of car parts. I think it has a den under there.

I should get one of those el-cheapo game camera, I guess.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 24, 2023 11:31 AM (T6461)

40 Russia / Ukraine has always been F’d up and always will be. It’s centuries of a depressive generational mindset that will take many more years before it can be overcome if ever.

My rhetorical question yesterday was if Putin / Defense Ministry intentionally launched a missile attack on the Wagner Group that triggered this situation why no further missile attacks as the Wagner Group supposedly on the march toward Moscow?

Posted by: polynikes at June 24, 2023 11:31 AM (MNhXM)

41 >>my guess is this something Putin cooked up to eliminate his partners in a victory in Ukraine

I'll be surprised if we don't find out someday that our corrupt intel community has their hands in this.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 24, 2023 11:32 AM (ZLI7S)

42 We're hiring!!
Posted by: The Wagner Group at June 24, 2023 11:22 AM (B705c)

Wait a minute... you're going to tell me I can make $150 an hour working from home, aren't you!
Posted by: BurtTC at June 24, 2023 11:25 AM (xtVzs)

Their HQ is reportedly surrounded by police looking to make arrests, so yeah, work from home is the better option today

Posted by: Methos at June 24, 2023 11:32 AM (kOpft)

43 I wonder when the University of Hawaii will change their school symbol . Or maybe they already have.
Posted by: polynikes

Or will they go the other way and outfit their Rainbow Warrier in some B&D fetish gear?

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at June 24, 2023 11:32 AM (ga8qR)

44 Getting thunder, article at Federalist about Google having a Pride show for employees with a Anti-Christian player. Of course Getting complaints from some employees but it won't stop it.

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2023 11:33 AM (xhxe8)

45 The Wagner group are mercenaries. They don't have a particular allegiance except to whomever pays them.
Does this explain the Pentagon's $6B accounting error?
"What is Putting paying you? We'll top it. Go get Putin."

Posted by: gourmand du jour at June 24, 2023 11:33 AM (MeG8a)

46 the oxygen went out the sub story so they shifted to the old stand by

Putin if finished

or Trump is going to jail

anything other than Hunter is shaking down the Chinese

Posted by: REDACTED at June 24, 2023 11:34 AM (us2H3)

47 Don't call it "Pride Month." Call it what it really is: "Homosexual Pride Month." These battles all begin with language.
Posted by: Quarter Twenty at June 24, 2023 11:23 AM (DhOHl)

Bumper sticker: "Sodomy, nothing to be proud of"

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 24, 2023 11:34 AM (T6461)

48 I just wanna say-

Jimmy Dean sausage patties and Krusteaz pancakes with a generous application of Log Cabin syrup, and a glass of cold milk.

what did you have

Posted by: DB - at June 24, 2023 11:34 AM (geLO8)

49 When are they going to honor the six other Deadly Sins with months of their own?

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at June 24, 2023 11:24 AM (ga8qR)

I went to Kroger, because they print the auto registration tags, and they had Pride cakes front-and-center at the entrance. I thought afterwards that I should have asked, for budgeting purposes, when they anticipated having their Wrath and Envy cakes available.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at June 24, 2023 11:35 AM (nC+QA)

50 I'll be surprised if we don't find out someday that our corrupt intel community has their hands in this.
Posted by: JackStraw at June 24, 2023 11:32 AM (ZLI7S)

absolutely 100%

Posted by: REDACTED at June 24, 2023 11:35 AM (us2H3)

51 Sodomites gotta sodomite.

Don’t be fooled by that nice lesbian couple down the road or that relative of yours who likes dance music and paints his fingernails.

They hate normal folks and now the masks are coming off because they think it’s time for you and your chirruns to be sodomized and they have the power to do so.

Uganda has the right idea.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 24, 2023 11:35 AM (R/m4+)

52 Whatever happened to "metrosexuals"...do they get a color on the flag?

Posted by: BignJames at June 24, 2023 11:35 AM (AwYPR)

53 DB, can't recommend 1984 or Atlas Shrugged enough. Those two are what we're living today. I also suggest the Survivor series by James Wesley, Rawles. Those books point to our almost certain future.

Posted by: Eromero at June 24, 2023 11:36 AM (z3WCn)

54 Yeah, which is why I think this is likely to end badly for Wagner. He's apparently pals with the generals in the Rostov area which is why their troops didn't do much to get in the way, but unless he has some (currently undemonstrated) support in the Russian air force, I think there's an Iraq-style Highway of Death in their future.

Russian media has told civilians to stay off the highway between Rostov and Moscow, which makes that seem doubly likely.


Possibly, but the wild card is that the Russian AF has been largely absent in Ukraine, and they've been sparing in their use of the S-300 and S-400 air defense systems.

My first conclusion is that the Russians know their aircraft suck, and don't want to reveal that to the world. My second conclusion is that while the ADSs also suck, they are somewhat better than the aircraft.

I don't know if Wagner has them, but if they do, the Russkis may be reluctant to have all their planes and helicopters shot out of the sky.

Posted by: Archimedes at June 24, 2023 11:36 AM (eOEVl)

55 Obama turned the sub story into a racial victim hood story . I would like to beat that smug ignorant look off his face.

Posted by: polynikes at June 24, 2023 11:36 AM (MNhXM)

56 >>> 41 >>my guess is this something Putin cooked up to eliminate his partners in a victory in Ukraine

I'll be surprised if we don't find out someday that our corrupt intel community has their hands in this.
Posted by: JackStraw at June 24, 2023 11:32 AM (ZLI7S)

I wouldn't be all that surprised. Weren't the Ukrainians supposed to have been marching on Moscow by now? But suddenly Wagner Group is doing it for them.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 24, 2023 11:37 AM (llON8)

57 I'll be surprised if we don't find out someday that our corrupt intel community has their hands in this.
Posted by: JackStraw at June 24, 2023 11:32 AM (ZLI7S)

People keep saying that Oopsie $6.2 billion accounting error might very well have gone to this group of mercs.

And even if it's not true, we should all be saying it is.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 24, 2023 11:37 AM (xtVzs)

58 why no further missile attacks as the Wagner Group supposedly on the march toward Moscow?

There have been a couple of air strikes on Wagner, and Wagner has shot down a couple of helicopters in return (and a wayward SAM took out a oil storage facility in Voronezh). The RAF has also bombed the roadways to slow Wagner down.

A low level of violence thus far, but it's there.

Posted by: Irrelevant and Obsessive! at June 24, 2023 11:37 AM (2tUFv)

59 I've had more than a couple Pride-goers admit it's all just a meet market, but a certain blogger got all bent out of shape for me mentioning that.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 24, 2023 11:17 AM (X+Ku


As I have mentioned before, some years ago we went to the Pittsburg Pride event. During the daylight it was tame, even some really good drag singer acts, after it got dark and all the old lesbian couples went home and the young homo men got drunk, it got ... strange. Unfortunately for us, we were waiting for the headliner act and had to stay until midnight.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 24, 2023 11:37 AM (aD39U)

60 I wouldn't be all that surprised. Weren't the Ukrainians supposed to have been marching on Moscow by now? But suddenly Wagner Group is doing it for them.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 24, 2023 11:37 AM (llON


Odd this... Not sure it's such a good idea to let the Nukes fall into the hands of this Wagner group....

Posted by: It's me donna at June 24, 2023 11:38 AM (bs+z0)

61 Posted by: Irrelevant and Obsessive! at June 24, 2023 11:37 AM (2tUFv)

Roger that

Posted by: polynikes at June 24, 2023 11:38 AM (MNhXM)

62 46 the oxygen went out the sub story

ISWYDT

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at June 24, 2023 11:39 AM (DhOHl)

63 Unfortunately for us, we were waiting for the headliner act and had to stay until midnight.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 24, 2023 11:37 AM (aD39U)

Must be tough having a rabid K.D. Lang fan in the family...

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 24, 2023 11:39 AM (T6461)

64 I sometimes think Orwell was a time traveler.

Posted by: DB - at June 24, 2023 11:39 AM (geLO8)

65 it's pretty rich that the Ukraine war humpers are so desperate for some kinda good news that even the takeover of the largest nuke arsenal by a bunch of psychos seems OK

Posted by: REDACTED at June 24, 2023 11:40 AM (us2H3)

66 the oxygen went out the sub story

ISWYDT

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 24, 2023 11:40 AM (aD39U)

67 >>Must be tough having a rabid K.D. Lang fan in the family...

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


I have some of her songs on my hard drive.
Was that wrong? Should I not have done that?

Posted by: DB - at June 24, 2023 11:40 AM (geLO8)

68 62 46 the oxygen went out the sub story

ISWYDT
Posted by: Quarter Twenty at June 24, 2023 11:39 AM (DhOHl)

here all day for your comedy needs

Posted by: REDACTED at June 24, 2023 11:40 AM (us2H3)

69 2013: What does gay marriage have to do with you anyway h8ter?

2023: we're here, we're queer, we're coming for your children

Posted by: 18-1 at June 24, 2023 11:41 AM (lc5cP)

70 anything other than Hunter is shaking down the Chinese
Posted by: REDACTED at June 24, 2023 11:34 AM (us2H3)

Not just Hunter. Joe.

The story yesterday was Hunter AND Joe. But the corporate media just shrugs it off, like it doesn't matter to have a President bought by a foreign government.

That's where we are. Presidents are foreign assets, and women can have dicks.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 24, 2023 11:41 AM (xtVzs)

71 62 46 the oxygen went out the sub story

You really pulled that one out of the depths didn't you?

Posted by: 18-1 at June 24, 2023 11:41 AM (lc5cP)

72 Gay adoption is child trafficking

Posted by: polynikes at June 24, 2023 11:42 AM (MNhXM)

73 I guess Ringo was wrong

Posted by: Oceangate at June 24, 2023 11:43 AM (us2H3)

74 Posted by: Eromero at June 24, 2023 11:36 AM (z3WCn)

Never read Atlas Shrugged, but saw an excerpt where a town was forced to *give* their seed corn for the next year to a town that had no food (due to the bad decision making of their leaders, I believe). We're not too far from literally that now, and are probably metaphorically there already. Which is why I doubt a national divorce would actually work.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at June 24, 2023 11:43 AM (nC+QA)

75 Gay adoption is child trafficking

And banning it is why Russia is now "the worst country in the world"

Posted by: 18-1 at June 24, 2023 11:43 AM (lc5cP)

76 I have some of her songs on my hard drive.
Was that wrong? Should I not have done that?
Posted by: DB - at June 24, 2023 11:40 AM (geLO

She was (is?) a fine singer, but also an asshole. She came from a small ranching town, Consort, in Alberta, and the folks there supported her, hugely. When she got rich and famous, and moved to California, she lent her name and image to an anti-beef campaign. Way to shit on your homies, cuunt!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 24, 2023 11:43 AM (T6461)

77 Did Society think that turning a blind eye to crime was going to work out well - and especially well for black people?

Somebody posted an article on San Francisco Reddit about a group of teenagers that suddenly started randomly attacking people on Mission Street, close by City Hall.

There was an extended discussion of this, and although no description was provided of the "youths", it was striking how everyone simply assumed what race they were.

Complete avoidance of racial descriptors did not save the guy who posted the account from being denounced as racist - he protested that he had said nothing about the race of the perps, but simply posting an article about teens attacking random people was assumed to be about one race in particular.

Posted by: Irrelevant and Obsessive! at June 24, 2023 11:44 AM (2tUFv)

78 Must be tough having a rabid K.D. Lang fan in the family...
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 24, 2023 11:39 AM (T6461)

I bet you can't find it now, but back when SNL had its resurgence, Kyle MacLachlan hosted, and he sang some silly western song, with members of the cast. When the song ended, he looked at the camera and said "I'm K.D. Lang."

Posted by: BurtTC at June 24, 2023 11:44 AM (xtVzs)

79 I guess Ringo was wrong
Posted by: Oceangate

Paul is dead.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 24, 2023 11:44 AM (79Su5)

80 I heard some hausfrau at the local grocery store talking with some other hausfrau about some upcoming "church" event. First one opined she really hoped they had a good drag act. Why yes, yes I do live in a blue area how did you know?

Posted by: 18-1 at June 24, 2023 11:45 AM (lc5cP)

81 Which is why I doubt a national divorce would actually work.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at June 24, 2023 11:43 AM (nC+QA)

Exactly why we need a national divorce.

Posted by: polynikes at June 24, 2023 11:45 AM (MNhXM)

82 I guess Ringo was wrong
Posted by: Oceangate at June 24, 2023 11:43 AM (us2H3)

He married Barbara Bach. If that is wrong, I don't want to be right.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 24, 2023 11:46 AM (T6461)

83 Must be tough having a rabid K.D. Lang fan in the family...
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 24, 2023 11:39 AM (T6461)


Adam Lambert. The new frontman for Queen, btw.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 24, 2023 11:46 AM (aD39U)

84 >he oxygen went out the sub story

You really pulled that one out of the depths didn't you?

Scraping the bottom, I would say.

Posted by: DB - at June 24, 2023 11:47 AM (geLO8)

85 A good chick with a dick bump and grind show is how I select my church.

These people are fucked in the head.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 24, 2023 11:47 AM (79Su5)

86 heard some hausfrau at the local grocery store talking with some other hausfrau about some upcoming "church" event. First one opined she really hoped they had a good drag act. Why yes, yes I do live in a blue area how did you know?
Posted by: 18-1 at June 24, 2023 11:45 AM (lc5cP)

We have a woke church in Katy,TX that is doing that. Their pride displays repeatedly come up missing.

Posted by: polynikes at June 24, 2023 11:47 AM (MNhXM)

87 it's pretty rich that the Ukraine war humpers are so desperate for some kinda good news that even the takeover of the largest nuke arsenal by a bunch of psychos seems OK

That's OK - Anne Applebaum has assured us in the Atlantic that nobody could be worse than Putin.

She's currently making cheery comparisons to the Russian Revolution - she doesn't mention who took over after the Russian Revolution.

Posted by: Irrelevant and Obsessive! at June 24, 2023 11:47 AM (2tUFv)

88 Adam Lambert. The new frontman for Queen, btw.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 24, 2023 11:46 AM (aD39U)

Did Queen run an ad, "New lead singer required. Must be pole smoker."?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 24, 2023 11:48 AM (T6461)

89 It can be lunch time

Oh wait, it's Saturday, lunch can be anytime I want it to be

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2023 11:48 AM (xhxe8)

90 but simply posting an article about teens attacking random people was assumed to be about one race in particular.

The left has an interesting take on crime. When it affects other people its just part of "the beautiful mosaic of urban life". When it affects them personally the criminal should be killed. Slowly.

And on to the race part, most leftists believe black people are stupid beasts most unable to rise above thuggery. I've talked with leftists of them closeted conservative to know they constantly make this point to each other.

Of course...prior to "The Great Society", crime in America was low across the board, including in urban black neighborhoods.

Posted by: 18-1 at June 24, 2023 11:48 AM (lc5cP)

91 'AOP, your words have iron in them. The one who wears glasses married a screecher from the Ono clan.'
-Ten Bears

Posted by: Eromero at June 24, 2023 11:49 AM (z3WCn)

92 BNO News @BNONews
WATCH: Putin's address to the nation, with English subtitles

https://tinyurl.com/eff5yzct
5:31 minutes

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at June 24, 2023 11:49 AM (Vwz3I)

93 It can be lunch time

Oh wait, it's Saturday, lunch can be anytime I want it to be
Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2023 11:48 AM (xhxe

Well, my coffee is gone, and I have to hit the shower. Couple coming by to look at an old VW I have here.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 24, 2023 11:49 AM (T6461)

94 but simply posting an article about teens attacking random people was assumed to be about one race in particular.

The recent history of American cities is that for about twenty-five years, from about 1995 to 2020, it was fairly safe to live close to the black underclass, because crime rates were so low.

That is no longer true, but you'll be cancelled like Scott Adams if you notice that.

Posted by: Irrelevant and Obsessive! at June 24, 2023 11:51 AM (2tUFv)

95 Well, if I boycotted all music made by jerks, I'd be left with NWS radio alerts to listen to.

Posted by: DB - at June 24, 2023 11:52 AM (geLO8)

96 Oh and one of the great ironies of the moment.

The left hates, hates, hates Uganda for being a truly anti-colonial African country.

But...urban black youths acting out the urban gangster scenes presented to them by Hollywood? Now that's authentic!

Posted by: 18-1 at June 24, 2023 11:53 AM (lc5cP)

97 I don’t need to listen to KD Lang as long as Bonnie Raitt is still kicking.

Posted by: polynikes at June 24, 2023 11:53 AM (MNhXM)

98 I & O, The Talk, by John Derbyshire.

Posted by: Eromero at June 24, 2023 11:53 AM (z3WCn)

99 Well fuck. One of my nephews just called to tell me that my niece's son was found dead in his car this morning. 21 years old. No details yet but maybe accidental fentanyl OD.

Just fucking great. For close to 70 years my life has been pretty idyllic but the last couple of years have sucked as far as people in my and my wife's family dying and/or getting decrepit. The old passing I can deal with but this young man dying is a lot to bear.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 24, 2023 11:54 AM (aD39U)

100 That's OK - Anne Applebaum has assured us in the Atlantic that nobody could be worse than Putin.

She's currently making cheery comparisons to the Russian Revolution - she doesn't mention who took over after the Russian Revolution.
Posted by: Irrelevant and Obsessive! at June 24, 2023 11:47 AM (2tUFv)

Neocons gotta neocon.

I must say, I do find it satisfying to be able to sneer and jeer at the warmongers now. Looking back on it, I believe I was thoroughly duped by these assholes, and I don't care for that. Not at all.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 24, 2023 11:54 AM (Pt6QE)

101 Well fuck. One of my nephews just called to tell me that my niece's son was found dead in his car this morning. 21 years old. No details yet but maybe accidental fentanyl OD.

Just fucking great. For close to 70 years my life has been pretty idyllic but the last couple of years have sucked as far as people in my and my wife's family dying and/or getting decrepit. The old passing I can deal with but this young man dying is a lot to bear.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 24, 2023 11:54 AM (aD39U)

Terrible news for you and your family. Prayers...

Posted by: BurtTC at June 24, 2023 11:57 AM (Pt6QE)

102 Exactly why we need a national divorce.

Posted by: polynikes at June 24, 2023 11:45 AM (MNhXM)

Well, yes. I don't think it will work in that I don't think the locusts/brigands will willing let their future prey get away from them. A certainly won't honor any agreement that sets boundaries on their rapaciousness because they don't recognize any such boundaries as legitimate.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at June 24, 2023 11:57 AM (nC+QA)

103 >>That's OK - Anne Applebaum has assured us in the Atlantic that nobody could be worse than Putin.

Anyone who claims to know that the world would be better off without Putin and some unknown in charge I automatically write off as a moron, the bad kind.

Three short years ago Putin was an afterthought because we had a sane foreign policy. Now the world in on fire and Putin is Hitler. It might have been a really good idea if we had not meddled in Ukraine in the first place. Once a wildfire starts it's pretty much impossible to predict what gets burned.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 24, 2023 11:57 AM (ZLI7S)

104
Will another Kennedy take down the worst Democratic President ever?

Teddy took out Jimmuh in 1980.

Will RFK Jr take out Joey Shit4Brains in 2024?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot Egg-Fried: Proud Member of Clan Fried for ... oh, 'bout Four Weeks Now at June 24, 2023 11:59 AM (ucEUz)

105 Hot take: the “sex assigned at birth” thing is JK Rawlings fault.

Harry Potter is such a formative series for people of my generation that many can’t help but think of it like the Dr at birth is a Sorting Hat who just declares a child’s sex by fiat. And don’t forget that the wisest character in the series once opines that he thinks that the kids are sorted into houses too early.

Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at June 24, 2023 12:00 PM (fKIdX)

106 Sorry to harsh the mellow. I have spare ribs on the smoker. I think I might just go ahead and start my drinking.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 24, 2023 12:01 PM (aD39U)

107 I was going to post a link to a Wagner March, and I found some, but they don't sound very martial.

Posted by: Emmie -- July 15 ArkanOklaMoMe RSVP email link in nic at June 24, 2023 12:01 PM (Emce2)

108 A Twitter account is running a poll.

By Monday, Yevgeny Prigozhin (head of Wagner) will be:

- Dead

- Arrested

- On The Run

- President of Russia

Posted by: Irrelevant and Obsessive! at June 24, 2023 12:02 PM (2tUFv)

109 Prayers up, G'rump928(c)

(and do *not* apologize)

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 24, 2023 12:02 PM (llON8)

110 >Harry Potter is such a formative series for people of my generation

why

Posted by: DB - at June 24, 2023 12:02 PM (geLO8)

111 Well, yes. I don't think it will work in that I don't think the locusts/brigands will willing let their future prey get away from them.

During the Obamacare debate I had what I thought was a real winning argument. In many cases, with many different leftists, I argued, "If you believe health insurance/care is a right, there is nothing stopping YOU and those that agree with you in forming your own health insurance collective. So why don't you just go do that?"

And the answer each time was, "But then we couldn't make YOU pay for it"

Posted by: 18-1 at June 24, 2023 12:02 PM (lc5cP)

112 >>The old passing I can deal with but this young man dying is a lot to bear.

Awful news. Sorry for your loss.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 24, 2023 12:02 PM (ZLI7S)

113 >I was going to post a link to a Wagner March, and I found some, but they don't sound very martial.

Posted by: Emmie


Panzerlied

Posted by: DB - at June 24, 2023 12:03 PM (geLO8)

114 Well, yes. I don't think it will work in that I don't think the locusts/brigands will willing let their future prey get away from them. A certainly won't honor any agreement that sets boundaries on their rapaciousness because they don't recognize any such boundaries as legitimate.
-
The well armed sheep needs the wolves to know that he's serious.

Posted by: Methos at June 24, 2023 12:03 PM (kOpft)

115 Flight Of The Valkyries, with Hueys, Cobras, and Little Birds. Add the smell of napalm in the morning and you get martial music.

Posted by: Eromero at June 24, 2023 12:04 PM (z3WCn)

116 If June is Pride Month, then I guess the fall comes in July.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 24, 2023 12:04 PM (e4fEA)

117 I think I've seen this movie before.

Woof! Woof! That's my other dog imitation.

#Prigozhin said that the money found in St. Petersburg is money for salaries, compensation for "Cargo 200" and "other issues." According to him, PMC "Wagner" uses only cash for its entire existence.

Earlier, Russian media began to spread information that boxes of money had been found in the office of the PMC #Wagner during the searches. According to them, the boxes contain "billions of rubles".

https://tinyurl.com/yjk38n9k

[Russian security forces raided Wagner's St Petersburg office.]

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at June 24, 2023 12:04 PM (Vwz3I)

118 Teddy took out Jimmuh in 1980.

Will RFK Jr take out Joey Shit4Brains in 2024?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot Egg-Fried: Proud Member of Clan Fried for ... oh, 'bout Four Weeks Now at June 24, 2023 11:59 AM (ucEUz)

Teddy was an annoyance....Iran took out Jimmuh.

Posted by: BignJames at June 24, 2023 12:05 PM (AwYPR)

119 I have definitely met a large number of millennials who talk about only one book series - Harry Potter.

Of course when I talk to the next generation they are aware of the books but have no interest in them.

It is odd how specific the appeal of Harry Potter is. I looked at is as derivative of a bunch of other teen fantasy and was never interested.

Posted by: 18-1 at June 24, 2023 12:05 PM (lc5cP)

120 Twilight Of The Gods might be appropriate

Posted by: DB - at June 24, 2023 12:06 PM (geLO8)

121 The Bolsheviks took over a portion of Russia, but immediately went after the entire portion of lands Russia once had. Marxism is a global operation and won't let anyone get away.

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2023 12:06 PM (xhxe8)

122 Pro-Putin Chechen troops are just outside of Rostov now.

If I lived in Rostov, I'd be heading for my basement.

Posted by: Irrelevant and Obsessive! at June 24, 2023 12:06 PM (2tUFv)

123 Hitting my knees for you and the family G'rump928(c).

Posted by: Diogenes at June 24, 2023 12:07 PM (e4fEA)

124 By Monday, Yevgeny Prigozhin (head of Wagner) will be:

...

- President of Russia

That would be among the blackest of black swans.

Posted by: Methos at June 24, 2023 12:07 PM (kOpft)

125 If June is Pride Month, then I guess the fall comes in July.

July is Envy Month.

Almost as popular among Democrats as Pride Month.

Posted by: Irrelevant and Obsessive! at June 24, 2023 12:08 PM (2tUFv)

126 Yes grumpy, sorry for your bad news. But you will carry on.

Posted by: DB - at June 24, 2023 12:08 PM (geLO8)

127 That would be among the blackest of black swans.

Yeah, unless Prigozhin seriously thinks that he can get a significant fraction of the Russian armed forces to defect to him, none of this makes any sense.

Putin had murder in his eyes during his five minute speech.

Posted by: Irrelevant and Obsessive! at June 24, 2023 12:10 PM (2tUFv)

128 The "community" may be blowing through its goodwill

They started blowing through the goodwill when they switched from "Love is Love" to "Bake the Cake" about half a second after the Wise Robed Ones gave them their victory.

Posted by: Chuck C at June 24, 2023 12:12 PM (xttsV)

129 Pro-Putin Chechen troops are just outside of Rostov now.

If I lived in Rostov, I'd be heading for my basement.
-
That doesn't sound like prisoners are much of a goal.

Maybe they're just what was available on short notice.

Posted by: Methos at June 24, 2023 12:12 PM (kOpft)

130 I have a strange feeling the Pentagon is funding the Wagner insurrection.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 24, 2023 12:12 PM (79Su5)

131 Yes, the Chechens are not subtle.

Posted by: DB - at June 24, 2023 12:12 PM (geLO8)

132 they switched from "Love is Love" to "Bake the Cake" about half a second after the Wise Robed Ones gave them their victory.

Even better - the Christian bakers who were ruined by the State of Oregon after they were deliberately targeted by two lesbians refused to bake the cake when gay marriage was still illegal in Oregon.

Didn't help.

Posted by: Irrelevant and Obsessive! at June 24, 2023 12:14 PM (2tUFv)

133 KT, thank you for Benny Goodman. That felt great. I think I'll spend the rest of the day with Glenn Miller.

Posted by: creeper at June 24, 2023 12:15 PM (cTCuP)

134 After the Wall came down, I would tell my intel analysts that there is no rule anywhere, no law written, that ensures the status quo will remain. In the classroom, I'd tell my students the same thing. Putin understands this.
I wonder if the idiots in DC understand it?

Posted by: Diogenes at June 24, 2023 12:15 PM (e4fEA)

135 I have a strange feeling the Pentagon is funding the Wagner insurrection.

Wait for Biden to make a crack about how he can even buy off Putin's closest allies...

Posted by: 18-1 at June 24, 2023 12:16 PM (lc5cP)

136 I would tell my intel analysts that there is no rule anywhere, no law written, that ensures the status quo will remain

The hell you say!

Posted by: The Sonnenfeldt Doctrine! at June 24, 2023 12:18 PM (2tUFv)

137 I have a strange feeling the Pentagon is funding the Wagner insurrection.

Wait to see if the Party Line in the Official Media changes from "Wagner is an international terrorist organization" to "Wagner is a bunch of freedom fighters."

Posted by: Irrelevant and Obsessive! at June 24, 2023 12:20 PM (2tUFv)

138 Does this explain the Pentagon's $6B accounting error?
"What is Putting paying you? We'll top it. Go get Putin."


What good's a reward, kid, if you ain't around to spend it.

Posted by: Han Solo at June 24, 2023 12:22 PM (xttsV)

139 Wait to see if the Party Line in the Official Media changes from "Wagner is an international terrorist organization" to "Wagner is a bunch of freedom fighters."

Hey, they've already done this with the Azov Battalion!

Posted by: Irrelevant and Obsessive! at June 24, 2023 12:22 PM (2tUFv)

140 >>After the Wall came down, I would tell my intel analysts that there is no rule anywhere, no law written, that ensures the status quo will remain. In the classroom, I'd tell my students the same thing. Putin understands this.
I wonder if the idiots in DC understand it?

Starting at the top with Joe and down to such luminaires as Jake Sullivan and Victoria Nuland do you think they have a clue about anything? They are consistently wrong in their foreign policy misadventures and in true DC fashion they just get rewarded instead of getting fired.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 24, 2023 12:23 PM (ZLI7S)

141 Ahem. The AMERICAN TAXPAYERS are funding the Wagner insurrection. Buildings don't fund. People do.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at June 24, 2023 12:23 PM (DhOHl)

142 Hey, they've already done this with the Azov Battalion!

Remember, the ok symbol is a sure sign someone is a NAZI. The Black Sun? Uh...I guess they are just fans of Soundgarden

Posted by: The FNM at June 24, 2023 12:23 PM (lc5cP)

143
Stolen elections have monumental consequences.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at June 24, 2023 12:23 PM (enJYY)

144 Watched this video on the one-way Oceanview bathtub, I am not claustrophobic but wouldn't want to do that a mile down

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2023 12:23 PM (xhxe8)

145 https://youtu.be/q-HD25Gg9MU

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2023 12:24 PM (xhxe8)

146 Why lesbians should sleep with men.

So the documentaries on PronHub ARE real?

Posted by: Ian S. at June 24, 2023 12:25 PM (X4R3E)

147 Wait to see if the Party Line in the Official Media changes from "Wagner is an international terrorist organization" to "Wagner is a bunch of freedom fighters."
Posted by: Irrelevant and Obsessive! at June 24, 2023 12:20 PM (2tUFv)

And that name, Wagner. Why Wagner?

You know who else liked Wagner.....

Posted by: BurtTC at June 24, 2023 12:25 PM (8k+5u)

148 An observation from Twitter:

Honestly it’s really funny watching the Ukrainian side instantly pivot from “Wagner was destroyed with mass casualties in Bakhmut” to “Wagner is powerful enough to topple the Russian state.”

Posted by: Irrelevant and Obsessive! at June 24, 2023 12:26 PM (2tUFv)

149
Posted by: JackStraw at June 24, 2023 12:23 PM

You're probably more on top of this then I -- but wasn't Trump working on some deal with Russia to hold binding referendum in the disputed areas? A deal that suddenly disappeared.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at June 24, 2023 12:26 PM (enJYY)

150
Teddy took out Jimmuh in 1980.

I think Ronnie and the Iranians might have had something to do with that.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 24, 2023 12:26 PM (63Dwl)

151 Remember, the ok symbol is a sure sign someone is a NAZI. The Black Sun? Uh...I guess they are just fans of Soundgarden
Posted by: The FNM at June 24, 2023 12:23 PM (lc5cP)

At least it's not Queensryche.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 24, 2023 12:26 PM (zZu0s)

152 Does the Wagner Group blast "Ride of the Valkyries" when they're attacking? Because that would be kind of cool.

Posted by: Ian S. at June 24, 2023 12:26 PM (X4R3E)

153 I wonder if the idiots in DC understand it?
Posted by: Diogenes

Those imbeciles don't understand the difference between a man and a woman. How can you expect them to comprehend anything more complicated.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at June 24, 2023 12:27 PM (Wy1BU)

154 Starting at the top with Joe and down to such luminaires as Jake Sullivan and Victoria Nuland do you think they have a clue about anything? They are consistently wrong in their foreign policy misadventures and in true DC fashion they just get rewarded instead of getting fired.
Posted by: JackStraw at June 24, 2023 12:23 PM (ZLI7S)

Precisely.
And this is the kind of continuing incompetence that sets the stage for turmoil here.
Could it happen here? We hope not, but the answer is yes. It really could, in the right circumstances.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 24, 2023 12:27 PM (e4fEA)

155 I just like the alliteration of calling it Pervert Pride month.h

Posted by: Cosda at June 24, 2023 12:28 PM (hSSn+)

156 but simply posting an article about teens attacking random people was assumed to be about one race in particular

The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that is the way to bet

Posted by: Damon Runyon at June 24, 2023 12:29 PM (xttsV)

157 Go visit Rollo Slavskiy's Substack for his latest on the crazy shit going on in Russia. He's gloating and deservedly so as he's been predicting a showdown between the Russian Deep State and Wagner for some time.

Posted by: pawn at June 24, 2023 12:29 PM (wsHtO)

158 154 Starting at the top with Joe and down to such luminaires as Jake Sullivan and Victoria Nuland do you think they have a clue about anything? They are consistently wrong in their foreign policy misadventures and in true DC fashion they just get rewarded instead of getting fired.
Posted by: JackStraw at June 24, 2023 12:23 PM (ZLI7S)

Jack, I think you have a fundamental misunderstanding: I don't think they consider all this to be a failure.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 24, 2023 12:29 PM (zZu0s)

159 I'm particularly repulsed by bearded dudes in dresses. These mentally ill men claim they're women but they wear beards. It makes no sense to me.

Posted by: That Northernlurker what lurkd at June 24, 2023 12:29 PM (aCNZ6)

160 Does the Wagner Group blast "Ride of the Valkyries" when they're attacking? Because that would be kind of cool.
Posted by: Ian S. at June 24, 2023 12:26 PM (X4R3E)

Robert Duvall wannabes

Posted by: polynikes at June 24, 2023 12:29 PM (MNhXM)

161 Remember this Washington Post column from May 15th?

In late January, with his mercenary forces dying by the thousands in a fight for the ruined city of Bakhmut, Wagner Group owner Yevgeniy
Prigozhin made Ukraine an extraordinary offer.

Prigozhin said that if Ukraine's commanders withdrew their soldiers from the area around Bakhmut, he would give Kyiv information on
Russian troop positions, which Ukraine could use to attack them. Prigozhin conveyed the proposal to his contacts in Ukraine's military intelligence directorate, with whom he has maintained secret
communications during the course of the war, according to previously unreported U.S. intelligence documents leaked on the group-chat platform Discord.

Posted by: Irrelevant and Obsessive! at June 24, 2023 12:30 PM (2tUFv)

162 28 Don't call it "Pride Month." Call it what it really is: "Homosexual Pride Month." These battles all begin with language.
Posted by: Quarter Twenty at June 24, 2023 11:23 AM (DhOHl)

I call it Sodom and Gomorrah Month

Posted by:
polynikes at June 24, 2023 11:25 AM (MNhXM)
----
I bet there are people in that group who don't know what S & G are.
Queer Shame Month
Brown Dick Month
MonkeyPox Breakout Month

Posted by: Ciampino - a pox on your translation at June 24, 2023 12:30 PM (qfLjt)

163 Then there's this: Why lesbians should sleep with men

Out of the lesbians I've known, and there are many, all but one falls into one of these categories

1) Ended up with a girlfriend in college. Swore up and down they were born that way. Had a lot of arguments with her "neanderthal" parents. Married a man a few years after college

2) Married a an and had some kids. Decided she didn't like the husband after having the kids and got a divorce. Eventually replaced the husband with a "wife"

The one I know who doesn't fit in either category claims she's never had a relationship with a man or even any interest in men. But...she flirts with me on occasion.

So...confusing? Yes...

Posted by: 18-1 at June 24, 2023 12:32 PM (lc5cP)

164 I was going to post a link to a Wagner March
Wagner wrote a march to commemorate the United States centennial in 1876. You never can tell with those guys.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7a42dWhEis

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at June 24, 2023 12:33 PM (4PZHB)

165 Mercs switching sides because the pay is better on the other side is one of the oldest stories in the world.

Though...it usually doesn't actually work out well for them.

Posted by: 18-1 at June 24, 2023 12:33 PM (lc5cP)

166 I think Ronnie and the Iranians might have had something to do with that.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 24, 2023 12:26 PM (63Dwl)

"Conspiracy Theorists" say Ronnie's people made a deal w/Iranians to prolong hostage crisis.

Posted by: BignJames at June 24, 2023 12:34 PM (AwYPR)

167 Robert Duvall wannabes
Posted by: polynike
Style guide says this name must be prefaced with the title "The Mighty".

The Mighty Robert Duvall.

Please continue.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at June 24, 2023 12:34 PM (Wy1BU)

168 It has poured rain here ALL week. As I was coming home yesterday, about 7 pm, with the sun finally showing itself and some clouds still around, I turned a corner and stop at the light. There, spread across my windshield, was the biggest rainbow in the sky I have seen in quite a while. I started taking pictures of it and all the way home I kept sneaking a look at it every chance I got. Went into a parking lot and snap some nice pictures of the rainbow and texted them out to family and friends. Drove home with the biggest smile on my face. Nobody is going to ruin my love for a rainbow.

Posted by: sidney at June 24, 2023 12:34 PM (hGlnS)

169 Morning.

People who advocate lesbians must sleep with men...excuse me, I meant people with penises...those people need to be called out for what they are. Rapists and rape advocates.

TERFs may be a bunch of crazy bitches and man hating lesbians but they don't want to be touched by men. Well shit, seems to me the end of that particular discussion.

Seeing as how these trannies got their dicks tucked so far back I imagine it wouldn't be a difficult task to shove their dicks into their own assholes and go fuck themselves.

Posted by: Robert at June 24, 2023 12:35 PM (TeTpz)

170 Putin had murder in his eyes during his five minute speech.
Posted by: Irrelevant and Obsessive! at June 24, 2023 12:10 PM (2tUFv)


Yup.
He's definitely a guy who will create a mushroom cloud nor two if he thinks it's necessary.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 24, 2023 12:35 PM (e4fEA)

171 OK here's my deal with lesbians:

I have a lot of Joan Jett music

Posted by: DB - at June 24, 2023 12:36 PM (geLO8)

172 >>You're probably more on top of this then I -- but wasn't Trump working on some deal with Russia to hold binding referendum in the disputed areas? A deal that suddenly disappeared.

As I remember there was some talk but it never really went anywhere, probably because of the Russia and Ukraine hoaxes. They intentionally hamstrung Trump from working more on anything to do with that region.

I think in time we will look back on the Russia/Ukraine issue as central to the reason they went after Trump so hard. The neocon globalists on both sides of the aisle have been jonesing to bring Ukraine and to a lesser degree Georgia into the western sphere and away from Russia for years. Not just for the ability to make billions but for some outdated idea of isolating Russia.

Trump wanted no part of it and they hate him for it. I don't think it's a coincidence that most of the fake dirt against Trump revolved around Russia and to a lesser extent Ukraine and now we are on the verge of WWIII in those same two countries.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 24, 2023 12:36 PM (ZLI7S)

173 >>> 166 I think Ronnie and the Iranians might have had something to do with that.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 24, 2023 12:26 PM (63Dwl)

"Conspiracy Theorists" say Ronnie's people made a deal w/Iranians to prolong hostage crisis.
Posted by: BignJames at June 24, 2023 12:34 PM (AwYPR)

For the sake of argument, suppose that were true. What prevented Jimmah from sending another mission to rescue the hostages, maybe without his jackass micromanagement fcking everything up?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 24, 2023 12:37 PM (llON8)

174
Drove home with the biggest smile on my face. Nobody is going to ruin my love for a rainbow.

Posted by: sidney at June 24, 2023 12:34 PM


The day my brother was born I can still picture looking out the front door of my grandparents house at the rainbow. I had a brother!

Posted by: Divide by Zero at June 24, 2023 12:37 PM (enJYY)

175 It’s Roy G Biv month. The pride flag leaves out the color indigo.

Red
Orange
Yellow

Green

Blue
Indigo
Violet

Posted by: Rex B at June 24, 2023 12:38 PM (y72mI)

176 159 I'm particularly repulsed by bearded dudes in dresses. These mentally ill men claim they're women but they wear beards. It makes no sense to me.
Posted by: That Northernlurker what lurkd

There is a difference between drag queens and trannys.

I've worked with several Filipino boys who were drag queens. They loved being young, gay BOYS. They never wanted to be girls. They just dressed up as queens and did their thing in their part of town in their bars. And were prettier "women" than I could have ever been.

Then there are the truly mentally ill trannys who really believe they can magically change into a woman by wearing a dress and a wig and makeup. The vast majority don't even cut off their junk, which shows you they aren't even convinced themselves of their perceived sexuality. I've had a few as patients. Decades ago, I had a male patient who went through with getting his bait and tackle removed. He didn't make a scene about pronouns. He just did his thing and lived his life. I wonder how he feels about all the craziness now.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 24, 2023 12:38 PM (U2p+3)

177 Yup.
He's definitely a guy who will create a mushroom cloud nor two if he thinks it's necessary.


Somebody commented that he hasn't had that look in his eyes since the Chechen Wars, when he was talking about "killing terrorists in the outhouse" during speeches.

Posted by: Irrelevant and Obsessive! at June 24, 2023 12:38 PM (2tUFv)

178 Something very bad must be soon dropping against the Biden junta because of this Putin shit flooding the zone.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at June 24, 2023 12:39 PM (17s+e)

179 Fuck this. Fuck this world. I don't want to have any part in it. Nothing worth anything anyway. Just a big fucking pile of shit, except for a small select few and I sure as hell ain't one of them.

Posted by: Fucking stupid piece of shit assbackwards world at June 24, 2023 12:39 PM (AJ2DX)

180 It would be hilarious if Prigozhin ended up fleeing to Ukraine.

Posted by: Irrelevant and Obsessive! at June 24, 2023 12:39 PM (2tUFv)

181 The one I know who doesn't fit in either category claims she's never had a relationship with a man or even any interest in men. But...she flirts with me on occasion.

So...confusing? Yes...
Posted by: 18-1 at June 24, 2023 12:32 PM (lc5cP)

Don't mind the flirting. She might not have an interest in dudes but she's still a chick what likes a bit of attention and harmless fun.

Posted by: Robert at June 24, 2023 12:39 PM (TeTpz)

182 >>Jack, I think you have a fundamental misunderstanding: I don't think they consider all this to be a failure

No, of course they don't. It's just that everyone else with an IQ above room temperature does.

Break in the rain. Dog walk time.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 24, 2023 12:39 PM (ZLI7S)

183 switching sides because the pay is better on the other side is one of the oldest stories in the world.

Though...it usually doesn't actually work out well for them.
Posted by: 18-1 at June 24, 2023 12:33 PM (lc5cP)

Are you talking about lesbians? 😀

Posted by: polynikes at June 24, 2023 12:40 PM (MNhXM)

184 @179

maybe try decaf

Posted by: DB - at June 24, 2023 12:40 PM (geLO8)

185 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7a42dWhEis
Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at June 24, 2023 12:33 PM (4PZHB)


That was exactly what I was looking for! Perfect! Thanks!

Posted by: Emmie -- July 15 ArkanOklaMoMe RSVP email link in nic at June 24, 2023 12:40 PM (Emce2)

186 172 >>You're probably more on top of this then I -- but wasn't Trump working on some deal with Russia to hold binding referendum in the disputed areas? A deal that suddenly disappeared.

As I remember there was some talk but it never really went anywhere, probably because of the Russia and Ukraine hoaxes. They intentionally hamstrung Trump from working more on anything to do with that region.

I think in time we will look back on the Russia/Ukraine issue as central to the reason they went after Trump so hard. The neocon globalists on both sides of the aisle have been jonesing to bring Ukraine and to a lesser degree Georgia into the western sphere and away from Russia for years. Not just for the ability to make billions but for some outdated idea of isolating Russia.

Trump wanted no part of it and they hate him for it. I don't think it's a coincidence that most of the fake dirt against Trump revolved around Russia and to a lesser extent Ukraine and now we are on the verge of WWIII in those same two countries.
Posted by: JackStraw at June 24, 2023 12:36 PM (ZLI7S)

To paraphrase Isaiah Berlin's The Fox and the Hedgehog parable, Donald Trump was right about a few, very big things.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at June 24, 2023 12:40 PM (K7fFa)

187 The Wagner news sure got the much hyped but failed Ukraine counter offensive off the front pages. My educated guess is the Wager news is BS.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at June 24, 2023 12:42 PM (17s+e)

188 179 Fuck this. Fuck this world. I don't want to have any part in it. Nothing worth anything anyway. Just a big fucking pile of shit, except for a small select few and I sure as hell ain't one of them.
Posted by: Fucking stupid piece of shit assbackwards world at June 24, 2023 12:39 PM (AJ2DX)


Wanna talk about it? The Horde is a great sounding board.

Posted by: Emmie -- July 15 ArkanOklaMoMe RSVP email link in nic at June 24, 2023 12:42 PM (Emce2)

189
"Conspiracy Theorists" say Ronnie's people made a deal w/Iranians to prolong hostage crisis.
Posted by: BignJames


https://tinyurl.com/5wrryksv

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 24, 2023 12:42 PM (63Dwl)

190 >>> 180 It would be hilarious if Prigozhin ended up fleeing to Ukraine.
Posted by: Irrelevant and Obsessive! at June 24, 2023 12:39 PM (2tUFv)

I don't think that would be the best refuge.

Maybe somewhere in Africa, away from NATO, Russia and anywhere the CCP is trying to belt-and-road the locals?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 24, 2023 12:43 PM (llON8)

191
People who advocate lesbians must sleep with men...excuse me, I meant people with penises...those people need to be called out for what they are. Rapists and rape advocates.


This is the next step for trannies if they win the current child grooming war.

If you read what trannies are saying to each other, at least the MtoF ones, they constantly complain that normies won't "date" them...and by date they mean have sex with.

And...most of them still want women.

Posted by: 18-1 at June 24, 2023 12:43 PM (lc5cP)

192 I think Ronnie and the Iranians might have had something to do with that.

I saw Ronnie and the Iranians open up for Katrina and the waves at the 9:30 club in '82.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at June 24, 2023 12:44 PM (KowMJ)

193 The LORD is near to the brokenhearted,
And saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Posted by: Emmie -- July 15 ArkanOklaMoMe RSVP email link in nic at June 24, 2023 12:44 PM (Emce2)

194 Rex @ 175-
What snout the Indigo Girls?

Posted by: Eromero at June 24, 2023 12:44 PM (4svuj)

195 Wagner has allegedly shot down six helicopters and a transport plane.

Posted by: Irrelevant and Obsessive! at June 24, 2023 12:45 PM (2tUFv)

196 Fuck this. Fuck this world. I don't want to have any part in it. Nothing worth anything anyway. Just a big fucking pile of shit, except for a small select few and I sure as hell ain't one of them.
Posted by: Fucking stupid piece of shit assbackwards world at June 24, 2023 12:39 PM (AJ2DX)

I'm there with ya. There's exceedingly little in this world to hold on to but if you can find it you bet that it's worth it's weight in gold.

Posted by: Robert at June 24, 2023 12:45 PM (TeTpz)

197
If you read what trannies are saying to each other, at least the MtoF ones, they constantly complain that normies won't "date" them...and by date they mean have sex with.

And...most of them still want women.

Posted by: 18-1
===

And most still have their twig and berries too.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at June 24, 2023 12:45 PM (17s+e)

198
The left will always deny it but this entire shit-show they created by letting gay men adopt Russian infants then leaving one to die in an automobile. It so shocked the sensitivities of the Russian people that they had a referendum to stop the adoptions.

That's exactly when Russia became the #1 enemy.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at June 24, 2023 12:45 PM (enJYY)

199 The RAF has also bombed the roadways to slow Wagner down.

A low level of violence thus far, but it's there.

Posted by: Irrelevant and Obsessive! at June 24, 2023 11:37 AM (2tUFv)
----
Wait, the British Royal Air Force, is bombing the Wagner Group?

Posted by: Ciampino -- a pox on your translation at June 24, 2023 12:45 PM (qfLjt)

200 Mercs switching sides because the pay is better on the other side is one of the oldest stories in the world.

Though... it usually doesn't actually work out well for them.
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Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at June 24, 2023 12:46 PM (Vwz3I)

201 Checkpoints are being set up across the Moscow region.

There are Chechen troops in Moscow as well.

Putin and other senior officials have allegedly fled to St. Petersburg.

Posted by: Irrelevant and Obsessive! at June 24, 2023 12:47 PM (2tUFv)

202 Yeah the Iranians and Reagan had an understanding . The deal was Iranian leaders would be turned to glass if the hostages weren’t released if Reagan happened to be elected President.

Posted by: polynikes at June 24, 2023 12:47 PM (MNhXM)

203 Ok. Wtf.

It's summer. Why is the news freaking out about it being hot in Texas?

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 24, 2023 12:47 PM (U2p+3)

204 I don't have much faith in a mercenary army holding up, as long as things go their way its fine, it goes south it will melt like snow in July

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2023 12:49 PM (xhxe8)

205 >>> 203 Ok. Wtf.

It's summer. Why is the news freaking out about it being hot in Texas?
Posted by: nurse ratched at June 24, 2023 12:47 PM (U2p+3)

Because it's OMG Globall Warmening!!!!

I mentioned this in a recent ONT and Tom Servo shared his memory of the summer of 1980 (?) during which the ArkLaTex region had 100+ weather for the *entire* month of June. This year we didn't even get to high 90s until late in the month.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 24, 2023 12:49 PM (llON8)

206 https://tinyurl.com/5wrryksv

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 24, 2023 12:42 PM (63Dwl)

Did the pilot let George take the wheel for a bit?

Posted by: BignJames at June 24, 2023 12:50 PM (AwYPR)

207 Wagner has allegedly shot down six helicopters and a transport plane.
Posted by: Irrelevant and Obsessive! at June 24, 2023 12:45 PM (2tUFv)

If true what’s stopping Putin from bringing down the full force of his military on them? I’m talking air and armor attacks.

Posted by: polynikes at June 24, 2023 12:50 PM (MNhXM)

208 194 Rex @ 175-
What snout the Indigo Girls?
Posted by: Eromero at June 24, 2023 12:44 PM (4svuj)

They’re out in the cold.

Posted by: Rex B at June 24, 2023 12:50 PM (y72mI)

209 The RAF has also bombed the roadways to slow Wagner down.

A low level of violence thus far, but it's there.

Posted by: Irrelevant and Obsessive! at June 24, 2023 11:37 AM (2tUFv)
----
Wait, the British Royal Air Force, is bombing the Wagner Group?
Posted by: Ciampino -- a pox on your translation at June 24, 2023 12:45 PM (qfLjt)

Russian, not Royal

Posted by: Methos at June 24, 2023 12:50 PM (kOpft)

210 Those imbeciles don't understand the difference between a man and a woman. How can you expect them to comprehend anything more complicated.

Bingo.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at June 24, 2023 12:50 PM (Xrfse)

211 Ok. Wtf.

It's summer. Why is the news freaking out about it being hot in Texas?
Posted by: nurse ratched at June 24, 2023 12:47 PM (U2p+3)

Well it does seem to be a *little* hotter than usual.

And I think the grid is getting strained. Got a text and email from the power company asking to conserve energy during certain hours of the late afternoon.

Posted by: Robert at June 24, 2023 12:50 PM (TeTpz)

212 As I have mentioned before, some years ago we went to the Pittsburg Pride event. During the daylight it was tame, even some really good drag singer acts, after it got dark and all the old lesbian couples went home and the young homo men got drunk, it got ... strange. Unfortunately for us, we were waiting for the headliner act and had to stay until midnight.
Posted by: G'rump928(c)

You know, you go to one Pride event and.....

My late uncle was gay, and he was not flaming, etc. He was a political conservative, voted for Reagan, etc. He acted like a normal guy most of the time. He had several gay friends, and they sometimes came with him to family get togethers at Christmas, and they were always the life of the party. They were likeable ....to a point. They were also always nice to my Grandmother (my uncle's mother), and she always called them "the boys". She stayed at my uncle's house a few times, and stayed in his bedroom, and felt bad that her son and his "roomate" had to sleep in the other bedroom together. She was kind of naive, to say the least.
This was all over 30 years ago, when people still could be civil in public without being....strange.

Posted by: Barnacle Bill the sailor at June 24, 2023 12:51 PM (tjZg/)

213 I don't have much faith in a mercenary army holding up, as long as things go their way its fine, it goes south it will melt like snow in July
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The supply lines are going to be problematic.

Posted by: Methos at June 24, 2023 12:51 PM (kOpft)

214 Moscow mayor says Monday will be a non-working day “to minimise risks”.

Posted by: Irrelevant and Obsessive! at June 24, 2023 12:52 PM (2tUFv)

215 203 Ok. Wtf.

It's summer. Why is the news freaking out about it being hot in Texas?
Posted by: nurse ratched at June 24, 2023 12:47 PM (U2p+3)


I am detecting an effort to cause a panic over climate change. They must not have the next pandemic virus ready to release yet. Maybe the Ukraine war has slowed the biolab's progress.

Posted by: Emmie -- July 15 ArkanOklaMoMe RSVP email link in nic at June 24, 2023 12:52 PM (Emce2)

216 >>> 211 Ok. Wtf.

It's summer. Why is the news freaking out about it being hot in Texas?
Posted by: nurse ratched at June 24, 2023 12:47 PM (U2p+3)

Well it does seem to be a *little* hotter than usual.

And I think the grid is getting strained. Got a text and email from the power company asking to conserve energy during certain hours of the late afternoon.
Posted by: Robert at June 24, 2023 12:50 PM (TeTpz)

The grid issues have a lot to do with the commies forcing TX to dismantle a couple coal plants in the Houston area.... iirc Jim in Galveston has mentioned this before.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 24, 2023 12:53 PM (llON8)

217 I mentioned this in a recent ONT and Tom Servo shared his memory of the summer of 1980 (?) during which the ArkLaTex region had 100+ weather for the *entire* month of June. This year we didn't even get to high 90s until late in the month.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket

I remember the Summer of 1980, and I lived in Ohio. It was nearly a 100 a lot of days here. 1988 was another hot summer. I remember going out the the Highland Days at Oberlin College (before it became a shit hole) with friends to watch the Scottish bands march and play, and it was over 100. And they were wearing heavy wool kilts and kneesocks. Just standing there, they were sweating like crazy.

Posted by: Barnacle Bill the sailor at June 24, 2023 12:54 PM (tjZg/)

218 So...confusing? Yes...
Posted by: 18-1 at June 24, 2023 12:32 PM (lc5cP)

Women.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 24, 2023 12:54 PM (zZu0s)

219 Wait, the British Royal Air Force, is bombing the Wagner Group?
Posted by: Ciampino -- a pox on your translation at June 24, 2023 12:45 PM (qfLjt)


They sowed the wind…well you know the rest.

Posted by: Zombie Bomber Harris at June 24, 2023 12:54 PM (R/m4+)

220 It's summer. Why is the news freaking out about it being hot in Texas?

I know a bunch of leftists that moved south to escape the cold in the North/Northeast.

And they all tell me they are SURE global warming is real because the summers are SO MUCH HOTTER then when they were young.

Which is true. Houston summers are hotter then Chicago summers. Of course that has been true for thousands of years.

Posted by: 18-1 at June 24, 2023 12:54 PM (lc5cP)

221 Yup.
He's definitely a guy who will create a mushroom cloud nor two if he thinks it's necessary.
Posted by: Diogenes at June 24, 2023 12:35 PM (e4fEA)

This is where you have to ask the question: Are the fedgov mafia people smart enough to know what they're playing with, or are we being ruled by idiots who are genuinely risking nooks being launched?

Posted by: BurtTC at June 24, 2023 12:54 PM (Q5kDp)

222 The NHL has decided to stop wearing pride warm up jerseys. The presumably gay organization You Can Play has expressed concern.

Posted by: That Northernlurker what lurkd at June 24, 2023 12:54 PM (aCNZ6)

223 The grid issues have a lot to do with the commies forcing TX to dismantle a couple coal plants in the Houston area.... iirc Jim in Galveston has mentioned this before.

Also, for weird regulatory reasons, Texas is very poorly interconnected with the two national electrical grids, so they can't bring in power from outside Texas.

Posted by: Irrelevant and Obsessive! at June 24, 2023 12:55 PM (2tUFv)

224 If true what’s stopping Putin from bringing down the full force of his military on them? I’m talking air and armor attacks.
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Geography?

Wagner was basically unopposed in Rostov apparently because its leader is pals with the generals in the area. So Putin has to get units whose leaders don't have a friendship with him to the area (presumably why we're hearing reports of Chechens headed for Rostov and in Moscow).

Posted by: Methos at June 24, 2023 12:55 PM (kOpft)

225 It has been cool as hell here in Kentucky. Heck, I had to break out the jacket in the early morning hours earlier this week (granted, I am going to work at 4.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 24, 2023 12:55 PM (zZu0s)

226 Which is true. Houston summers are hotter then Chicago summers. Of course that has been true for thousands of years.
Posted by: 18-1 at June 24, 2023 12:54 PM (lc5cP)

Houston is miserable in summer. El Paso is miserable in summer too, but different.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 24, 2023 12:56 PM (zZu0s)

227 I remember a summer in Dallas, 1892 or 83,
It was 100 for 30 days in a row and 110 for 6.

We were in the gym, morning and evening and in the pool in the middle of the day. No a/c in the gym, just those big attic fans blowing the hot air around. Oh, and for strength and conditioning, the six of us had to push coach's Lincoln Continental around the parking lot.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 24, 2023 12:56 PM (U2p+3)

228 These demons really need to burn in hell.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at June 24, 2023 12:56 PM (Mzdiz)

229 Are the fedgov mafia people smart enough to know what they're playing with, or are we being ruled by idiots who are genuinely risking nooks being launched?

At least during the Cuban Missile Crisis, we didn't have a pro-war faction in the Senate.

Looking at you, Miss Lindsey.

Posted by: Irrelevant and Obsessive! at June 24, 2023 12:56 PM (2tUFv)

230 >>> 221 Yup.
He's definitely a guy who will create a mushroom cloud nor two if he thinks it's necessary.
Posted by: Diogenes at June 24, 2023 12:35 PM (e4fEA)

This is where you have to ask the question: Are the fedgov mafia people smart enough to know what they're playing with, or are we being ruled by idiots who are genuinely risking nooks being launched?
Posted by: BurtTC at June 24, 2023 12:54 PM (Q5kDp)

Who is at risk? They have bunkers to hide in, and remember, there are too many humans!!!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 24, 2023 12:56 PM (llON8)

231 The Wagner news sure got the much hyped but failed Ukraine counter offensive off the front pages

..

And some other stuff!

Posted by: Hunter and Joe Biden at June 24, 2023 12:56 PM (H0736)

232 71 62 46 the oxygen went out the sub story

You really pulled that one out of the depths didn't you?

Posted by: 18-1 at June 24, 2023 11:41 AM (lc5cP)
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It's a gas, gas, gas ....

https://shorturl.at/gyFZ4

Posted by: Ciampino - a pox on your trans-lation at June 24, 2023 12:57 PM (qfLjt)

233 It has been cool as hell here in Kentucky. Heck, I had to break out the jacket in the early morning hours earlier this week (granted, I am going to work at 4.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 24, 2023 12:55 PM (zZu0s)

Was a great spring here...last spring, too.

Posted by: BignJames at June 24, 2023 12:57 PM (AwYPR)

234 This is where you have to ask the question: Are the fedgov mafia people smart enough to know what they're playing with, or are we being ruled by idiots who are genuinely risking nooks being launched?

Posted by: BurtTC at June 24, 2023 12:54 PM (Q5kDp)

What if nukes are the plan?

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at June 24, 2023 12:57 PM (Mzdiz)

235 presumably why we're hearing reports of Chechens headed for Rostov and in Moscow

Yep - the Chechens are probably viewed as more reliable than Russian soldiers.

Posted by: Irrelevant and Obsessive! at June 24, 2023 12:57 PM (2tUFv)

236 Are the fedgov mafia people smart enough to know what they're playing with, or are we being ruled by idiots who are genuinely risking nooks being launched?
Posted by: BurtTC

Again .... These retarded imbeciles don't know the difference between male and female. They cannot understand anything more complicated than a toaster.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at June 24, 2023 12:58 PM (Wy1BU)

237 227 I remember a summer in Dallas, 1892 or 83,
It was 100 for 30 days in a row and 110 for 6.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 24, 2023 12:56 PM (U2p+3)

*mumbles to self that a gentleman never makes note of a lady's age*

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 24, 2023 12:58 PM (zZu0s)

238 1980 in North Texas. Yes, it was some 60-plus days in a row over 100 and 90 days over 100 during the summer. I remember well because I lived in Dallas then. I drove an un-air-conditioned VW Beetle. Sold it after that summer.

People were almost homicidal by the end of August.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at June 24, 2023 12:59 PM (fTtFy)

239 238 1980 in North Texas. Yes, it was some 60-plus days in a row over 100 and 90 days over 100 during the summer. I remember well because I lived in Dallas then. I drove an un-air-conditioned VW Beetle. Sold it after that summer.

People were almost homicidal by the end of August.
Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at June 24, 2023 12:59 PM (fTtFy)

The VW Beetle: Ironically, air cooled.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 24, 2023 01:00 PM (zZu0s)

240 Russian, not Royal
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That's the wrong M4 highway!!!

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at June 24, 2023 01:00 PM (Vwz3I)

241 The gay "community" is starting to have cracks over these issues. There are several members of the LGB group on the Tube who'd like a divorce from the TQ+++ part, and older transgenders who are against children under 18 being medically transitioned. A drag queen, Kitty Demure I think her name was, made a video against children at drag shows. The older transgenders are the ones posting video interviews with detransitioners.

Posted by: Lirio100 at June 24, 2023 01:00 PM (w/VHS)

242 "I remember a summer in Dallas, 1892 or 83"

25 or 6 to 4?

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at June 24, 2023 01:00 PM (Mzdiz)

243 If true what’s stopping Putin from bringing down the full force of his military on them? I’m talking air and armor attacks.
Posted by: polynikes at June 24, 2023 12:50 PM (MNhXM)

My belief is, most of the evidence we have for this entire escapade points to Pootin not having fought this war with anything like his full force. That he's been restrained, one would assume, because he never wanted to destroy Ukraine.

All the blowhards have interpreted this as being the Russian military is a paper tiger, because their theory is, Pootin was/is a bloodthirsty maniac, hellbent on reforming the Soviet Union.

Which has emboldened the Ukraine apologists to keep fighting, as if they could win. And if we know anything (and maybe we don't), the most certain thing we do know is that Ukraine can't/won't win anything, because Pootin has the ultimate trump card. Presumably not to be played unless/until he's facing certain loss otherwise. At which point, what the hell would stop him. Nothing.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 24, 2023 01:01 PM (69ZND)

244 Moscow mayor says Monday will be a non-working day “to minimise risks”.
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Woohoo!!!

Posted by: homer simpson at June 24, 2023 01:01 PM (Vwz3I)

245 Watching those Pride parade clips, one word comes to mind: grotesque.

Strange that grotesqueness would be the apparent goal.

Posted by: Emmie -- July 15 ArkanOklaMoMe RSVP email link in nic at June 24, 2023 01:01 PM (Emce2)

246 There is a difference between drag queens and trannys.

The degree of mental instability?

Posted by: Notorious BFD at June 24, 2023 01:03 PM (Xrfse)

247 See comments on Forum it's hot in England, no idea how they got it and it's been downright cool here on the mid Atlantic area

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2023 01:03 PM (xhxe8)

248 Blah Blah and I don’t mind the heat so much. We head to Toronto for a few weeks to cool off and get out of dreary old Manhattan. Plus we rent our Miami Beach condo out on a cash basis during the summer so the IRS doesn’t tax us and our fixed income too! I mean social security only goes so far.

Thanks Joe!

Posted by: Harriet And Blah Blah Nyborg, Boomer Democrats at June 24, 2023 01:04 PM (R/m4+)

249 It was always going to get out of control with infinite pronouns and gender identities. Didn't ace post a thread on some minor claiming to be a cat. How's that sustainable? It's not, and that's by design.
I'm not sure why we're lurching towards authoritarianism, but I guaran-fucking-tee you the idiots cheering this on will be the first deemed unfit at some point in this insanity. And that's not good for life expectancy. Actuarials won't save them.

Posted by: Unkaren at June 24, 2023 01:04 PM (LPkjK)

250
Also, for weird regulatory reasons, Texas is very poorly interconnected with the two national electrical grids, so they can't bring in power from outside Texas.
Posted by: Irrelevant and Obsessive!


Independence is swell until you shut down your generating capacity.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 24, 2023 01:05 PM (63Dwl)

251 I for one look forward to seeing the June Sashay losing its cache.

Posted by: Rex B at June 24, 2023 01:06 PM (y72mI)

252 WE have a Supreme Court Justice who under oath could not state what a woman is. Ketanji Jackson Brown. Or is that a secret?

Posted by: Hokey Pokey at June 24, 2023 01:06 PM (glGDV)

253
Ronnie and the Iranians

did they put out any albums?

Posted by: DB - at June 24, 2023 01:06 PM (geLO8)

254 ...for strength and conditioning, the six of us had to push coach's Lincoln Continental around the parking lot.
Posted by: nurse ratched

And the origin of the phrase "girl power" is now known.

Posted by: Lost In Space at June 24, 2023 01:07 PM (qxLut)

255 My belief is, most of the evidence we have for this entire escapade points to Pootin not having fought this war with anything like his full force. That he's been restrained, one would assume, because he never wanted to destroy Ukraine.

All the blowhards have interpreted this as being the Russian military is a paper tiger, because their theory is, Pootin was/is a bloodthirsty maniac, hellbent on reforming the Soviet Union.
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Putin stated his goals at the beginning, acquired the territory he had stated he intended to claim, and then stopped. The shooting and lobbing of missiles continues on his side because it continues on the other side despite several peace offers.

One way to interpret this is that he's looking to reform the Soviet Union and was stopped by Ukraine and the Deep State.

Another is that he meant what he said.

Posted by: Methos at June 24, 2023 01:07 PM (kOpft)

256 The Carings are the ABBA of Jazz.

That’s a compliment in my book.

Posted by: polynikes at June 24, 2023 01:07 PM (MNhXM)

257 We still have cooler nighttime temps but we're starting to get the hotter days. And it's dry. We haven't had a good rain for a long time. Just pop up showers that are over and gone in 20 minutes.
We need rain.
My corn field is stunted.
Usually when my cousin cuts hay it will rain for at least a day. Nope.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at June 24, 2023 01:08 PM (Wy1BU)

258 Again .... These retarded imbeciles don't know the difference between male and female. They cannot understand anything more complicated than a toaster.
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at June 24, 2023 12:58 PM (Wy1BU)

You don't really believe that, do you? You think these people, the ones in charge, really believe ANY of the nonsense they spew?

From Globull Warming, to gun control, to border insecurity, to race relations, to the tranny nonsense, and on and on and on?

You think they really believe that stuff? Everyone who listens to them may believe it, but the people actually in charge?

No, they're not that dumb. They just aren't.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 24, 2023 01:08 PM (xtVzs)

259 Well it does seem to be a *little* hotter than usual.

And I think the grid is getting strained. Got a text and email from the power company asking to conserve energy during certain hours of the late afternoon.
Posted by: Robert at June 24, 2023 12:50 PM (TeTpz)

The grid issues have a lot to do with the commies forcing TX to dismantle a couple coal plants in the Houston area.... iirc Jim in Galveston has mentioned this before.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 24, 2023 12:53 PM (llON


The WEFfers cripple the energy supply and then when we can't have as much air conditioning as we are used to, they tell us it's global warming. See how that works?

Posted by: Emmie -- July 15 ArkanOklaMoMe RSVP email link in nic at June 24, 2023 01:09 PM (Emce2)

260 240 Russian, not Royal
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That's the wrong M4 highway!!!

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at June 24, 2023 01:00 PM (Vwz3I)
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Aw, I was just having fun ...
Normally we use their titles but I don't know what the Russki Air Force is called these days.

Posted by: Ciampino - Is this Wagner as loud as the older Wagner? at June 24, 2023 01:10 PM (qfLjt)

261 Another is that he meant what he said.
Posted by: Methos at June 24, 2023 01:07 PM (kOpft)

That's crazy talk, that is.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 24, 2023 01:10 PM (xtVzs)

262 Are the fedgov mafia people smart enough to know what they're playing with, or are we being ruled by idiots who are genuinely risking nooks being launched?

At least during the Cuban Missile Crisis, we didn't have a pro-war faction in the Senate.

Looking at you, Miss Lindsey.
Posted by: Irrelevant and Obsessive! at June 24, 2023 12:56 PM (2tUFv)
***

In the Cuban Crisis, we had leadership who were less than 20 years removed from Hiroshima and Nagasaki. They understood. Today its just an intellectual exercise to the Ivy League inbreds inside the beltway. They have no clue.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 24, 2023 01:11 PM (e4fEA)

263 Posted by: BurtTC at June 24, 2023 01:01 PM (69ZND)

I’m not talking about Ukraine. I agree that Putin was not looking to destroy Ukraine. But I’m talking about The Wagner Group who is allegedly heading towards Moscow.

Posted by: polynikes at June 24, 2023 01:12 PM (MNhXM)

264 Aw, I was just having fun ...
Normally we use their titles but I don't know what the Russki Air Force is called these days.
Posted by: Ciampino - Is this Wagner as loud as the older Wagner? at June 24, 2023 01:10 PM (qfLjt)

I don't know, but if we find out they're using a merc air force called the Chopin Group, I'm out. I'm done. Take me to the hospital, I'm just through with all of this.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 24, 2023 01:12 PM (xtVzs)

265 Here in Bourbon Country today is the first day that the sun's been out in over a week. Nearly 3" of rain fell during that time. Most of the time it was overcast, unusually cool and gloomy. It's in the low-80's right now, and that's about normal... maybe a bit low.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 24, 2023 01:12 PM (Q4IgG)

266 We're supposedly gonna get battered by a "major weather event" tomorrow afternoon - possible tornadic activity, tons of rain and possible large hail. Can't wait.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at June 24, 2023 01:12 PM (Xrfse)

267 Hey! I bet I know where some of that missing 6 billion dollars for Ukraine went to.......

Posted by: JROD at June 24, 2023 01:13 PM (IlL6s)

268 I’m not talking about Ukraine. I agree that Putin was not looking to destroy Ukraine. But I’m talking about The Wagner Group who is allegedly heading towards Moscow.
Posted by: polynikes at June 24, 2023 01:12 PM (MNhXM)

Yes, I know what you were referring to, I'm just talking about the overall nonsense that has been spewed about this war from Day 1.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 24, 2023 01:13 PM (xtVzs)

269 >Posted by: Emmie -- July 15 ArkanOklaMoMe RSVP email link in nic at June 24, 2023 01:09 PM (Emce2)


how did you get Einstein's hash?

Posted by: DB - at June 24, 2023 01:13 PM (geLO8)

270 Hey! I bet I know where some of that missing 6 billion dollars for Ukraine went to.......
Posted by: JROD at June 24, 2023 01:13 PM (IlL6s)

Don't look at me, I'm still buying discount toilet paper.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 24, 2023 01:14 PM (xtVzs)

271 War Monitor @WarMonitors · 4m
⚡️ Footage of the consequences of an air strike by the Russian Aerospace Forces on a bridge in the village of Brodovoe, Voronezh Region.
https://tinyurl.com/4yjmh5eh

War Monitor @WarMonitors · 17m
⚡️ Shot reports that the bridge between the village of Anna and the city of Borisoglebsk in the Voronezh region was blown up.

War Monitor @WarMonitors · 6h
⚡️Russian airforce targeting a convoy of Wagner equipment on the M-4 highway in Voronezh region this morning
https://tinyurl.com/uyhns6ff

But...
War Monitor @WarMonitors · 37m
⚡️ #BREAKING Flightbomber reports about the Russian air force losses so far today as a result of the Wagner coup
https://tinyurl.com/n33ch2zp
[picture-graphic, not video]

Posted by: homer simpson at June 24, 2023 01:14 PM (Vwz3I)

272 #271 Doh! Off sock!

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at June 24, 2023 01:15 PM (Vwz3I)

273

General Milley cancels trip to Israel and Jordan.

So much for the white rage symposia.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 24, 2023 01:15 PM (63Dwl)

274 We're supposedly gonna get battered by a "major weather event" tomorrow afternoon - possible tornadic activity, tons of rain and possible large hail. Can't wait.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at June 24, 2023 01:12 PM (Xrfse)

People were talking about tornados in Colorado this week. I think people assume all of CO is 14,000 feet, and aren't even aware that the eastern third of the state is basically western Kansas.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 24, 2023 01:16 PM (xtVzs)

275 In the Cuban Crisis, we had leadership who were less than 20 years removed from Hiroshima and Nagasaki. They understood. Today its just an intellectual exercise to the Ivy League inbreds inside the beltway. They have no clue.
Posted by: Diogenes at June 24, 2023 01:11 PM (e4fEA

Most youngsters think Kennedy faced down Krushchev and won but I believe it was always the USSRs intent to get us to remove our missiles from their borders. They accomplished their mission.

Posted by: polynikes at June 24, 2023 01:16 PM (MNhXM)

276 >Posted by: Emmie -- July 15 ArkanOklaMoMe RSVP email link in nic at June 24, 2023 01:09 PM (Emce2)


how did you get Einstein's hash?
Posted by: DB - at June 24, 2023 01:13 PM (geLO
***

Heh!
Now half the Horde are pounding the resets on their servers to find something that cool!

Posted by: Diogenes at June 24, 2023 01:16 PM (e4fEA)

277 Nood Gardening thread.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at June 24, 2023 01:16 PM (L5Mwe)

278 I am being shunned at a local pub because I dared to notice that a lot of young people are going to have many regrets in about 10 years after getting caught up in the transgender hysteria. In particular it was regrets and hysteria that caused a ruckus. Plus I got keel hauled for using heterosexual instead of cis-gendered, which, checks watch, was a perfectly acceptable word 20 minutes ago. In other news if you use the word crossdresser to describe a group that has called themselves a crossdressing group for 20 years you find yourself on trial for thought crimes; apparently that is now a banned word. Everything is communist cultural revolution now. Everything.

Posted by: Lost In Space at June 24, 2023 01:17 PM (qxLut)

279 Posted by: Lost In Space at June 24, 2023 01:17 PM (qxLut)

Where is your pub located? The Castro district? Find another pub.

Posted by: polynikes at June 24, 2023 01:18 PM (MNhXM)

280 >People were talking about tornados in Colorado this week. I think people assume all of CO is 14,000 feet, and aren't even aware that the eastern third of the state is basically western Kansas.

Posted by: BurtTC


yes
this is the wettest June since I moved here in 2000. This past week there were several rounds of severe weather, and a few tornadoes did touch down, south and east of Denver

ACK-shually, CO has more tornadoes than Kansas

Posted by: DB - at June 24, 2023 01:19 PM (geLO8)

281 I am being shunned at a local pub because I dared to notice that a lot of young people are going to have many regrets in about 10 years after getting caught up in the transgender hysteria. In particular it was regrets and hysteria that caused a ruckus. Plus I got keel hauled for using heterosexual instead of cis-gendered, which, checks watch, was a perfectly acceptable word 20 minutes ago.

Time to flip them all the bird and find another watering hole.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at June 24, 2023 01:19 PM (Xrfse)

282 >>> 278 I am being shunned at a local pub because I dared to notice that a lot of young people are going to have many regrets in about 10 years after getting caught up in the transgender hysteria. In particular it was regrets and hysteria that caused a ruckus. Plus I got keel hauled for using heterosexual instead of cis-gendered, which, checks watch, was a perfectly acceptable word 20 minutes ago. In other news if you use the word crossdresser to describe a group that has called themselves a crossdressing group for 20 years you find yourself on trial for thought crimes; apparently that is now a banned word. Everything is communist cultural revolution now. Everything.
Posted by: Lost In Space at June 24, 2023 01:17 PM (qxLut)

Your only regret should be that you spent money on those asshoes before they revealed themselves to you.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 24, 2023 01:20 PM (llON8)

283 I am being shunned at a local pub because I dared to notice that a lot of young people are going to have many regrets in about 10 years after getting caught up in the transgender hysteria. In particular it was regrets and hysteria that caused a ruckus. Plus I got keel hauled for using heterosexual instead of cis-gendered, which, checks watch, was a perfectly acceptable word 20 minutes ago. In other news if you use the word crossdresser to describe a group that has called themselves a crossdressing group for 20 years you find yourself on trial for thought crimes; apparently that is now a banned word. Everything is communist cultural revolution now. Everything.
Posted by: Lost In Space at June 24, 2023 01:17 PM (qxLut)

Sounds like a South Park skit:

"Hey, we don't take kindly to calling cis persons 'heterosexual' around here!"

"Now Skeeter, he didn't mean anything by it."

Posted by: BurtTC at June 24, 2023 01:20 PM (xtVzs)

284 Most youngsters think Kennedy faced down Krushchev and won but I believe it was always the USSRs intent to get us to remove our missiles from their borders. They accomplished their mission.
Posted by: polynikes at June 24, 2023 01:16 PM (MNhXM)
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After Vienna, Kruschev needed a win. Getting missiles out of Turkey would do. But Kennedy's blockade still made K look weak. He had to go.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 24, 2023 01:20 PM (e4fEA)

285 One or two low yield tactical devices will do nicely here.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 24, 2023 01:21 PM (RIvkX)

286 Order a round of Bud Light for the wokesters and bid them adieu.

Posted by: polynikes at June 24, 2023 01:21 PM (MNhXM)

287 >I am being shunned at a local pub because I dared to notice that


F*** 'em
there are other bars happy to take your money

Posted by: DB - at June 24, 2023 01:22 PM (geLO8)

288 ...still made K look weak. He had to go.
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It's just a cold!!

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at June 24, 2023 01:23 PM (Vwz3I)

289 ACK-shually, CO has more tornadoes than Kansas
Posted by: DB - at June 24, 2023 01:19 PM (geLO

That doesn't surprise me, weather has a funny way of reacting to butting up against mountains, and once it clears the front range heading east, it's gotta pick up tons of steam, literally or figuratively.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 24, 2023 01:23 PM (xtVzs)

290 After Vienna, Kruschev needed a win. Getting missiles out of Turkey would do. But Kennedy's blockade still made K look weak. He had to go.
Posted by: Diogenes at June 24, 2023 01:20 PM (e4fEA)

It’s the Russian way even with a win.

Posted by: polynikes at June 24, 2023 01:23 PM (MNhXM)

291 285 One or two low yield tactical devices will do nicely here.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 24, 2023 01:21 PM (RIvkX)

I wonder what actual readiness and functionality of the missiles even is these days.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 24, 2023 01:23 PM (zZu0s)

292 I am being shunned at a local pub because I dared to notice that a lot of young people are going to have many regrets in about 10 years after getting caught up in the transgender hysteria. In particular it was regrets and hysteria that caused a ruckus. Plus I got keel hauled for using heterosexual instead of cis-gendered, which, checks watch, was a perfectly acceptable word 20 minutes ago.

Time to flip them all the bird and find another watering hole.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at June 24, 2023 01:19 PM (Xrfse)
***

File a complaint with the County Health examiner. There's a violation somewhere.
And hammer them with shitty reviews.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 24, 2023 01:24 PM (e4fEA)

293 287 >I am being shunned at a local pub because I dared to notice that


F*** 'em
there are other bars happy to take your money
Posted by: DB - at June 24, 2023 01:22 PM (geLO

I hear Garth Brooks just opened one... wait.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 24, 2023 01:24 PM (zZu0s)

294 >>That doesn't surprise me, weather has a funny way of reacting to butting up against mountains, and once it clears the front range heading east, it's gotta pick up tons of steam, literally or figuratively.

Posted by: BurtTC

that's what happens most of the time- the really severe stuff skips over me and lands a few miles east-

the Rockies start just a few miles west of me- rain shadow

Posted by: DB - at June 24, 2023 01:25 PM (geLO8)

295 After Vienna, Kruschev needed a win. Getting missiles out of Turkey would do. But Kennedy's blockade still made K look weak. He had to go.
Posted by: Diogenes at June 24, 2023 01:20 PM (e4fEA)

Ironically, in nearly every way, it WAS a win. It's just that propaganda media flooded the zone with "Kennedy forces the Rooskies out of Cooba" stories, and everyone bought it.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 24, 2023 01:25 PM (xtVzs)

296 I'm skeptical. Who in the hell discusses teh gheys and trannies whilst hunkered over a cold one at the local pub?

Posted by: Notorious BFD at June 24, 2023 01:27 PM (Xrfse)

297 that's what happens most of the time- the really severe stuff skips over me and lands a few miles east-

the Rockies start just a few miles west of me- rain shadow
Posted by: DB - at June 24, 2023 01:25 PM (geLO

Nice. Grand Junction has its own way of doing things. The weather sometimes gets trapped in the valley, and just pinballs from slope to slope, sticking around, dumping more moisture wherever it can.

What's the term they call it? Something simple, but now I forget what it is.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 24, 2023 01:27 PM (xtVzs)

298 Here's a fun fact. The head of the Wagner Group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, is also the guy who owned the troll farm that Mueller charged with trying to help Trump in the 2016 election.

Then Trump ordered the attack on Wagner Group troops in Syria that killed hundreds of mercenaries.

Now Prigozhin is supposedly running a coup against his longtime friend and mentor Putin.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 24, 2023 01:27 PM (ZLI7S)

299 Where is your pub located? The Castro district? Find another pub.
Posted by: polynikes at June 24, 2023 01:18 PM (MNhXM)
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Heh.

I don't live in the Castro and my corner pub is run by a very nice Irish lady who opened in 82. The place is festooned with campaign merch from every Democrat president beginning with JFK. Also anything to do with County Cork where she is from.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 24, 2023 01:28 PM (RIvkX)

300 Ironically, in nearly every way, it WAS a win. It's just that propaganda media flooded the zone with "Kennedy forces the Rooskies out of Cooba" stories, and everyone bought it.
Posted by: BurtTC at June 24, 2023 01:25 PM (xtVzs)


Exactly.
And as Polynikes said above...its the Russian way.
And the media could not have anything upset Camelot.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 24, 2023 01:28 PM (e4fEA)

301 I'm skeptical. Who in the hell discusses teh gheys and trannies whilst hunkered over a cold one at the local pub?
Posted by: Notorious BFD at June 24, 2023 01:27 PM (Xrfse)

Obligatory:

https://tinyurl.com/36p3r2ck

Posted by: BurtTC at June 24, 2023 01:30 PM (xtVzs)

302
Order a round of Bud Light for the wokesters and bid them adieu.
Posted by: polynikes


I'd flip them the bird and call it a Bud Light.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 24, 2023 01:31 PM (63Dwl)

303 2nd Amendment supporter:

||Opposition politician Mikhail Khodorkovsky urged Russians to arm themselves

"1) Now we see that only armed people can resist a dictatorship.

2) Prigozhin's mutiny will end with his or Putin's personal elimination. After that, there will be a reaction and tightening of the screws anyway.

3) So now there is a small window of opportunity when there is chaos in the streets and the security forces are not in control.

4) If you see in yourself the power in the future to become the armed men who will oppose Putin or Prigozhin, then it's time to arm yourselves.

5) Prigozhin is not our friend or even ally. He is a thug and a war criminal. But his rebellion is a unique opportunity, and there won't be another like it for a long time," wrote Khodorkovsky in his telegram channel.||

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at June 24, 2023 01:33 PM (Vwz3I)

304 And the media could not have anything upset Camelot.
Posted by: Diogenes at June 24, 2023 01:28 PM (e4fEA)

Until the mafia and the CIA and Lyndon Johnson blew the lid off that story.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 24, 2023 01:34 PM (xtVzs)

305 I wonder what actual readiness and functionality of the missiles even is these days.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 24, 2023 01:23 PM (zZu0s)
===
any primitive SAM will do for tactical. SCUD even.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 24, 2023 01:36 PM (RIvkX)

306 Rumor is Wagner is turning around.

Posted by: pawn at June 24, 2023 01:36 PM (wsHtO)

307 Faytuks News Δ @Faytuks · 1m
Wagner chief has ordered his mercenaries to halt their march on Moscow to avoid shedding Russian blood - AP

Faytuks News Δ @Faytuks · 6m
BREAKING: Prigozhin says that Wagner columns have been ordered to turn around and go back to the bases due to the threat of blood being spilled - TASS

Faytuks News Δ @Faytuks · 12m
"Reports are coming from the Lipetsk region about the stop of Wagner columns" - Moskovskij Komsomolets

Faytuks News Δ @Faytuks · 22m
This would align with Russian telegram reports that the Wagner convoy heading to Moscow has stopped. No confirmation from Wagner sources.

Faytuks News Δ @Faytuks · 24m
#BREAKING: Belarusian president held talks with Prigozhin today. Lukashenko says that Prigozhin has agreed to "stop the movement of armed persons on the territory of Russia and to take further steps to deescalate"

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at June 24, 2023 01:37 PM (Vwz3I)

308 So brave!

Nicholas Kristof
@NickKristof
The real meaning of the Hunter Biden saga, as I see it, isn't about presidential corruption, but is about how widespread addiction is--and about how a determined parent with unconditional love can sometimes reel a child back: That can give others hope.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at June 24, 2023 01:37 PM (FVME7)

309 Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko announced on Saturday that he had arranged a deal whereby Wagner Group leader Evgeny Prigozhin will abandon his mutiny in exchange for “security guarantees” for his fighters.
...
#BREAKING Prigozhin in audio message: To avoid bloodshed we are returning our convoys to bases

Posted by: Irrelevant and Obsessive! at June 24, 2023 01:38 PM (2tUFv)

310 Or a Wayward Son can follow in the footsteps of his Crime Spree Father

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2023 01:39 PM (xhxe8)

311 No one is going to launch an ICBM targeting less than several KM. It just isn't done for many reasons.

If nukes were to be deployed in this theater they would most probably be from a bomber.

Posted by: pawn at June 24, 2023 01:39 PM (wsHtO)

312 Prigozhin is one of Putin's partners in the Ukraine war and now that victory is in sight, it's time to get rid of the partners

Putin is a thug and a murderer

but most of all, a ruthless businessman

Posted by: REDACTED at June 24, 2023 01:40 PM (us2H3)

313 Nicholas Kristof
@NickKristof
The real meaning of the Hunter Biden saga, as I see it, isn't about presidential corruption, but is about how widespread addiction is--and about how a determined parent with unconditional love can sometimes reel a child back: That can give others hope.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at June 24, 2023 01:37 PM (FVME7)

Huh? That's among the stupider things I've read today.

Posted by: That Northernlurker what lurkd at June 24, 2023 01:40 PM (aCNZ6)

314 Faytuks News Δ @Faytuks · 3m
Prigozhin says his fighters had advanced 200 km (124 miles) towards Moscow in the last 24 hours.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at June 24, 2023 01:40 PM (Vwz3I)

315 #BREAKING Prigozhin in audio message: To avoid bloodshed we are returning our convoys to bases
Posted by: Irrelevant and Obsessive! at June 24, 2023 01:38 PM (2tUFv)

too late fucko

your head is still going on a pike

Posted by: REDACTED at June 24, 2023 01:42 PM (us2H3)

316 I'm skeptical. Who in the hell discusses teh gheys and trannies whilst hunkered over a cold one at the local pub?
Posted by: Notorious BFD at June 24, 2023 01:27 PM (Xrfse)

College town, pride month. It comes up without even trying.

Posted by: Lost In Space at June 24, 2023 01:42 PM (qxLut)

317 War Monitor @WarMonitors
⚡️#BREAKING Prigozhin in audio message: To avoid bloodshed we are returning our convoys to bases

https://tinyurl.com/3f8phkfa
[funny GIF]

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at June 24, 2023 01:43 PM (Vwz3I)

318 So Prigozhin marched his troops 200 km and said he was going to overthrow the government and then stopped because he didn't want bloodshed?

Oh, ok. That makes total sense.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 24, 2023 01:43 PM (ZLI7S)

319 @NickKristof
The real meaning of the Hunter Biden saga, as I see it, isn't about presidential corruption, but is about how widespread addiction is--and about how a determined parent with unconditional love can sometimes reel a child back: That can give others hope.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at June 24, 2023 01:37 PM (FVME7)

Nicholas Kristof was the scum that pumped the Steven Hatfill story about his involvement in the anthrax story

him and Mueller and Comey to a degree

Posted by: REDACTED at June 24, 2023 01:44 PM (us2H3)

320 College town, pride month. It comes up without even trying.

So sad. We used to talk about girls, music and sports. Interesting times, as they say.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at June 24, 2023 01:45 PM (Xrfse)

321 Well, that was weird.

Posted by: Irrelevant and Obsessive! at June 24, 2023 01:45 PM (2tUFv)

322 #BREAKING Prigozhin in audio message: To avoid bloodshed we are returning our convoys to bases

russian translation

to avoid MY bloodshed, we are bugging out

Posted by: REDACTED at June 24, 2023 01:45 PM (us2H3)

323 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at June 24, 2023 01:37 PM (FVME7)

Huh? That's among the stupider things I've read today.
Posted by: That Northernlurker what lurkd at June 24, 2023 01:40 PM (aCNZ6)

Half of it is right though, addiction is widespread. Like how Alzheimer Joe is addicted to sticking his finger in children and underlings, as well as being addicted to China money.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 24, 2023 01:45 PM (Pt6QE)

324 Can we start a GoFundMe to hire the Wagner Group to come to Washington D.C.?

Posted by: JROD at June 24, 2023 01:46 PM (IlL6s)

325 Faytuks News Δ @Faytuks · 5m
Sooo...that's it?

Faytuks News Δ @Faytuks · 4m
I wonder if Gerasimov and Shoigu will remain at their posts.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at June 24, 2023 01:47 PM (Vwz3I)

326 Prigozhin says his fighters had advanced 200 km (124 miles) towards Moscow in the last 24 hours.
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at June 24, 2023 01:40 PM (Vwz3I)


Unless he has control of his interior LOCs, that's called creating a very tenuous salient.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 24, 2023 01:47 PM (e4fEA)

327 So Prigozhin marched his troops 200 km and said he was going to overthrow the government and then stopped because he didn't want bloodshed?

Oh, ok. That makes total sense.
Posted by: JackStraw at June 24, 2023 01:43 PM (ZLI7S)

Like when a crackhead breaks into your house to try to steal your vcr, hears you rack one round, and says "I'm gonna just leave the way I came in, if you don't mind."

Posted by: BurtTC at June 24, 2023 01:47 PM (Pt6QE)

328 324 Can we start a GoFundMe to hire the Wagner Group to come to Washington D.C.?
Posted by: JROD at June 24, 2023 01:46 PM (IlL6s)

give us a call

800 ur fucked

Posted by: FIB at June 24, 2023 01:49 PM (us2H3)

329 Can we start a GoFundMe to hire the Wagner Group to come to Washington D.C.?
Posted by: JROD at June 24, 2023 01:46 PM (IlL6s)

Have them to the White House as guests. They wouldn't be the worst group of people Biden has hosted.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 24, 2023 01:49 PM (Pt6QE)

330 Can we start a GoFundMe to hire the Wagner Group to come to Washington D.C.?
Posted by: JROD at June 24, 2023 01:46 PM (IlL6s)


Ppfffttt.
Don't bother. He'd take one look at the Beltway traffic and know he didn't have enough tanks.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 24, 2023 01:49 PM (e4fEA)

331 turns out this story has less oxygen than the sub story

back to Trump for the Hunter cover

Posted by: FIB at June 24, 2023 01:50 PM (us2H3)

332 I think Prigozhin thinking that marching on Moscow would kick off some fifth column action. The fact that the Chechens threw in with Vlad dunked his little caravan's future in cold water.

Posted by: pawn at June 24, 2023 01:52 PM (wsHtO)

333 @328 FIB-I already know government law enforcement agencies want me dead or in jail because of my philosophical/political beliefs. Not a matter of if, it's a matter of when. I don't have to dial 800 ur fucked to know I'm fucked. Our side is not "active" and I witnessed what happened in Nov 2020 and 22.

Oh gee, the feds are gonna get me? I have much to lose but I can't take it with me so IDGAF.

Posted by: JROD at June 24, 2023 02:03 PM (IlL6s)

334 Why am I getting a feeling this is a scrip in Ukraine?

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2023 02:05 PM (xhxe8)

335 Posted by: pawn at June 24, 2023 01:52 PM (wsHtO)

That’s a reasonable take on the situation.

Posted by: polynikes at June 24, 2023 02:08 PM (MNhXM)

336 To avoid bloodshed, we're going to avoid the T Rex.

Posted by: Dr. Grant, Ellie, and Dr. Malcolm at June 24, 2023 02:21 PM (FVME7)

337 War Monitor @WarMonitors
⚡️Translation is dodgy, but RIA just said that Wagner are packing up their equipment in Rostov

War Monitor @WarMonitors ·
⚡️Wagner in Rostov: "Boys, let's load up, let's go home!"

War Monitor @WarMonitors · 6 minutes
⚡️Blockaded roads are being opened now

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at June 24, 2023 02:25 PM (Vwz3I)

338 Huh. Turkish 'coup' indeed.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 24, 2023 02:33 PM (zZu0s)

339 The real meaning of the Hunter Biden saga, as I see it, isn't about presidential corruption, but is about how widespread addiction is--and about how a determined parent with unconditional love can sometimes reel a child back: That can give others hope.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at June 24, 2023 01:37 PM (FVME7)


Nicholas Kristof was the scum that pumped the Steven Hatfill story about his involvement in the anthrax story

him and Mueller and Comey to a degree
Posted by: REDACTED at June 24, 2023 01:44 PM (us2H3)

Joe reeled Hunter back for the suitcase full of cash.

Posted by: That Northernlurker what lurkd at June 24, 2023 02:38 PM (VdGjU)

340 Jeff Mason
@jeffmason1
.⁦@POTUS⁩ ⁦@JoeBiden⁩ with his grandson Beau and son Hunter Biden board Marine One for Camp David.

-
Probably going to fly in a gaggle of whores. They're tax deductible, you know.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at June 24, 2023 02:39 PM (FVME7)

341 I question Joe's capacity for fatherly love. I don't think he has a non corrupt bone in his body.

Posted by: That Northernlurker what lurkd at June 24, 2023 02:40 PM (VdGjU)

342
Wagner Group sounds a lot like the fake "Patriot Front" fuckfaces.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at June 24, 2023 02:49 PM (hfn+N)

343 OT and irrelevant but I just saw a headline saying the NHL's decision to stop with pride warmup jerseys leaves marginalized fans behind.
Oh fuck right off. Sodomites are the least marginalized people ever. They're screaming everywhere. They are pushing normals.
So fuck with that marginalized bullshit .
Fuck

Posted by: That Northernlurker what lurkd at June 24, 2023 02:50 PM (VdGjU)

344 I apologize for the language.

Posted by: That Northernlurker what lurkd at June 24, 2023 02:54 PM (VdGjU)

345 I apologize for the language.
Posted by: That Northernlurker what lurkd at June 24, 2023 02:54 PM (VdGjU)

You're good. Fuck those people.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 24, 2023 03:00 PM (79Su5)

346 342
Wagner Group sounds a lot like the fake "Patriot Front" fuckfaces.
Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at June 24, 2023 02:49 PM (hfn+N)

Kick the walls and see if anyone sticks their heads up.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 24, 2023 03:05 PM (zZu0s)

347 So the coup is off, I hear.

Posted by: Methos at June 24, 2023 03:10 PM (kOpft)

348 Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at June 24, 2023 02:49 PM

A Sooth sighting. Where/how have you been?

Posted by: Notorious BFD at June 24, 2023 03:11 PM (Xrfse)

349 Pet Thread is up - thank you KT for everything you do for the AoSHQ.

Posted by: gdgm+ at June 24, 2023 03:15 PM (Mvc4R)

350 I apologize for the language.
Posted by: That Northernlurker what lurkd

Al Franken
@alfranken
Fuck Alito! Sometimes profanity is appropriate. For example, on the anniversary of the Dobbs decision. So… also fuck Thomas, Roberts, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Coney Barett. But especially Alito. VOTE! #RoevWade

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at June 24, 2023 03:15 PM (FVME7)

351 To coup or not to coup, that is the question:
Whether tis nobler in the mind to drive to Moscow,
Amidst the slings and arrows of attach helicopters...

Posted by: Diogenes at June 24, 2023 03:35 PM (e4fEA)

352

At an outdoor sports fest with easily over 100 food and drink vendors and many thousand people wandering around. No Budweiser and not a single pride anything is showing anywhere.

Posted by: Ped Xing at June 24, 2023 03:54 PM (pBBXH)

353 Well well well...Garth Brooks got boo'd off the stage. At the 123rd Annual Texas Country Jamboree in Hambriston TX.
I think his country career is over.

No truth to the rumor he'll be going on tour with the Dixie Chicks.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 24, 2023 04:59 PM (e4fEA)

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