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The Classical Saturday Morning Coffee Break & Prayer Revival

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Good morning Horde. Thank you for stopping by this morning. Before we get to the Prayer Revival, just a few housekeeping matters. (Rulz for those of you in Hub City)

1) This is an open thread, feel free to lurk, opine and/or bloviate away until Ms. Saturday comes along.
2) Be nice to one another.
3) Although most rules were meant to be bent, try to remember that you shouldn't run with sharp objects.
4) Have a nice weekend!


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A big Thank You to Annie for compiling today's Prayer List.


AoSHQ Weekly Prayer List

Please submit any prayer requests to me, “Annie’s Stew” at apaslo atsign hotmail dot com. Prayer requests are generally removed after four weeks unless we receive an update.

Prayer Requests:

12/16 – Jim (in kalifornia) could still use prayers. His wife is in the hospital for a routine procedure to put in liver stents. It didn’t go well. She is on antibiotics. She is in a catch-22: she can’t get chemo until her liver is healthy enough, but the tumors are also damaging her liver. Jim had an abdominal bug and had to go to the ER, but he’s better.
12/27 Update – The doctor confirmed that his wife is going through liver failure. Her “liver” is huge and 90% composed of metastases. He has no estimate for how long she has.
1/25 Update – Jim’s wife has died. He said she went pretty peacefully; her breathing went for deep slow to shallow fast, to so shallow she was getting no air Jim was with her to the end, telling her how much he loved her and recounting the wonderful times they had in their almost 26 years of marriage.
1/27 Update – Jim thanked everyone for their prayers. They are very much appreciated. He posted that he feels her loss heavily at times, and that he has the hope and belief that he will see again some day, wrapped in glory.

12/27 – TecumsehTea requested prayers for a dear friend, Pastor Joe, who has a benign brain tumor. In the past 2 years he has dealt with a heart attack and prostate cancer, and now this. He has deep faith and trusts the Lord. His family is understandably anxious. Prayers for wisdom for the doctors, peace and comfort for his family, for continued mercy and healing for Pastor Joe.
2/8 Update – Surgery was successful on 2/8. It only took 2 hours, instead of the expected 4 hours, and his vitals are good and his brain is functioning normally.

1/6 – Our Country is Screwed asked for prayers for his daughter. At 26 years old, she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. They are still running tests and scans to determine what treatment options are available.
1/27 Update – She will be starting chemo in a couple of weeks, followed by surgery and then radiation. She has a long road ahead of her, but she is strong and has a positive attitude. He said it’s really hard being 14 hours away from her.

1/10 – GnuBreed posted that he has been mostly absent from the comments as he strove to get a liver transplant. He was not able to, due to a worn out body, and he will be entering hospice soon. His end is near. He says the transplant team made a fair judgement.
1/20 Update – GnuBreed said he is doing “the home hospice thingy” and said that it sure helps him out. Some days are mostly good, so he will keep up the fight for a while. He sends his thanks for the kind words and thoughts.

1/12 – Washington Nearsider’s last day of employment has come and gone. He plans to withdraw his TSP and retirement contributions to buy time and then evaluate whether or not to list his house. His ex-wife, learning of his change in employment, is filing to contest his sole custody of their two children, and his lawyer has explained that without a job, he is likely to lose custody. Please pray that he can find employment sufficient to keep his house and his kids before losing both.
2/3 Update -Washington Nearsider has been and remains sincerely grateful for the prayers and well-wises of the Horde. He has withdrawn his TSP and has enough money left to get through late March – early April. He will accrue debt with the custody hearings which begin 3/6. He has 3 interviews scheduled for the week of 2/5. He is also attempting to expand his custom model building services to bring in additional income by leaning on 20 years of experience building models of all kinds: building planes, tanks, ships, etc. Please contact him through the comments or email Annie’s Stew, and she can send you his direct contact information. He sends his thanks for his daily dose of sanity in an otherwise crazy world, and for the constant stream of wonderful Fani Willis euphemisms.

1/13 – Tipperdi asked for prayers. Her cousin lost his 23-year-old daughter in a car accident in mid-December. He’s having a hard time coping and Tipperdi is worried about his mental health.

1/13 – Screaming in digital requested prayers for R, a beloved family member who has pancreatic cancer. He is feeling pretty normal at this point. It was discovered while checking for something else. It doesn’t look like there are any reasonable treatment options for him, though.
1/20 Update – There was some good news for R – the latest test confirms cancer has not spread and is slow-moving. Now they are looking at treatment options.

1/26 – Pooky’s girl shared the good news that they are expecting a baby, approximately 9/21/2024! Please pray that it all goes smoothly for them and the new baby.

1/18 – CBD noted that long-time commenter, moon_over_vermont, passed away at the end of December.

1/20 – Cybersmythe asked for prayers for his sweetie’s son, who is in rehab.
2/3 Update – The son is out of rehab. They appreciate the prayers and hope for continued recovery.

1/20 – Screaming in digital is worried about Mom. She sleeps very late every day then dozes on the couch most of the afternoon. She can’t get interested in doing much, although she is still cheerful and not grumpy. She may be adjusting after the holidays and moving. They’ll contact her doctors on Monday.

1/20 – Jewells said she has spent the last 2 days recovering from the latest chemo treatment. Praise God, it has gone much better. She still had pain, but was able to manage it with oxy, but it makes her very weak.

1/20 – MKC asked for prayers for Mrs. MKC. She is having an elective procedure on Thursday and is, by her nature, prone to worrying about the usual risks.

1/20 – Blanco Basura asked for prayers. Her friend’s child OD’d on prescription meds. She leaves behind a husband and a 5-year-old daughter. She was 26. Prayers for peace and comfort for the family, and the little girl’s future would be good.

1/20 – Tonypete requested continued prayers for his wife’s church buddy Mike, who has advanced bone cancer and is in great pain constantly. He’s a hell of a guy and suffers without complaint.

1/26 – Don Black asks for your prayers for his kidney surgery.

1/27 – Emmie asked for prayers for Mr. Bassman, for his upcoming knee replacement surgery. Also, they are having patient-sitters come in when Emmie has to go out, and there’s a certain amount of anxiety related to both of them. Prayers that it all goes well would be good.
2/3 Update – Thank you for the prayers! The surgery went well and recovery is coming along nicely. His patient-sitters were a big help. The family and church friends have been a huge encouragement and a great resource.

1/27 – Tonypete asked for prayers of thanksgiving for his 14 year old granddaughter. She has expressed a strong interest in being baptized. Her parents are disinterested, so Mimi is picking up the slack here. Hopefully this step leads to many others on her journey to a positive life.

1/27 – Mindful Webworker welcomes prayers – daughter Sugar Plum Fairly miscarried this week. It was the second time in recent years. She and the wonderful son-in-law are hurt, but taking it in stride.

1/27 – RetSgtRN gave an update on her son-in-law, Kenny. His bone marrow biopsy last week showed 100% donor marrow, which means the cancer is gone. She sent a thank you for the many prayers sent his way. This is such a blessing for him, her daughter, and her two grandsons.

1/27 BrianinTn asked for prayers and support for Rich (in St. Petersburg), who is suffering from the advanced stages of Parkinson’s disease, and is to the point where he can no longer work, and even has trouble standing or sitting up for any length of time. Please give your prayers and support to someone who is without a doubt the nicest guy BrianinTn has even known.

1/27 – Dash my lace wings! humbly asked for prayers for her worsening lower back pain. She got checked, and an X-ray showed her spine is all curvy – not scoliosis bad, but definitely not straight. She appreciates prayers that they can get it straightened out and pain-free in short order.

2/3 – Teresa in Fort Worth would appreciate prayers for Leigh, the director of a school for students of all ages with Down Syndrome. Leigh has been diagnosed with Soft Tissue Sarcoma. The tumor was removed this week, and they think they got all of it. Leigh would appreciate the prayers.

2/3 – Reforger asked for prayers for his Coworker, “D”, a widowed mom of 4 who is having a rough time with daughter #1. The daughter is skipping school, was caught 3 times and now police and social workers are involved. “D” is beside herself. She is having to miss work (and pay) to do probation stuff and keep appointments with “therapists”.

2/3 – Naughty Pine asked for prayers for Rachelle, a para-pro who retired from working in Detroit and has to continue working elsewhere. She discovered she was put into the wrong payscale and HR has given her the run-around, despite clear proof. She’s afraid of making waves, but Naughty Pine convinced her that does no one any good, to continue with this error. Naughty Pine would also appreciate prayers for her Arizona-bound neighbors. They have a long trip ahead, with moving van, trailers, etc. Also, please pray she gets good new neighbors.

2/3 – I’m Gumby Damn It requested prayers for an emotional hardship. He trained a two-man crew to install bath remodeling products for his little company, and they went around him and were hired by his vendor.

2/3 – Polliwog the ‘Ette would appreciate prayers for Inspector’s back pain. It’s been bad enough that he’s had to admit it’s a problem. It also keeps him from sleeping or being able to do even mild exercise, both of which are important for managing his blood pressure. They’d appreciate prayers for complete healing, but also wisdom on how to prevent future problems.

2/3 – Brother Tim is currently homeless. He spent the last 3 nights at a hotel, but he’s short on cash now. He needs a new job and a place to stay. He’s looking for another roommate situation, but they are few and far between. He is trying to make new connections, too. He’s not looking for funds, but advice and prayers are appreciated.

2/6 – 496 requested prayers for his wife and daughter as they begin a formal process of reconciliation. Please pray for warm hearts and cool heads at a minimum. He would also like prayers for his boss, “S.T.”. About a year ago his wife’s breast cancer returned. Initial treatment looked successful, but it is back now, and in her brain.

2/3 – Fenelon Spoke asked for “P”, who needs prayers for his return to faith as a Christian. Also, prayers for Pam, who needs continued healing after a pacemaker insertion, are appreciated.

2/8 – It’s me, Donna, asked for prayers after some bad lab tests. It turns out it’s not as bad as thought and easily treated. Thanks so much for the prayers.

For submission guidelines and other relevant info, please contact Annie's Stew, who is managing the prayer list. You can contact her at apaslo at-sign hotmail dot com. If you see a prayer request posted in a thread comment, feel free to copy and paste it and e-mail it to Annie's Stew. She tries to keep up with the requests in the threads, but she's not here all of the time, so she may not see it unless you e-mail it to her. Please note: Prayer requests are generally removed after four weeks or so unless we receive an update.

2 Corinthians 4:8-9
We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair, persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed.


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Comments

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1 Happy Saturday

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 10, 2024 08:40 AM (ENQN6)

2 On no! My coffee cup is empty!

Posted by: mrp at February 10, 2024 08:42 AM (rj6Yv)

3
"Be nice to one another"???

*fumes*

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 10, 2024 08:43 AM (MoZTd)

4 good Morning Morons

Posted by: vic at February 10, 2024 08:44 AM (A5THL)

5 Wifey just delivered me my morning coffee

Posted by: vic at February 10, 2024 08:45 AM (A5THL)

6
good Morning Morons
Posted by: vic at February 10, 2024 08:44 AM (A5THL)


Good morning to you, sir!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 10, 2024 08:47 AM (MoZTd)

7 Good morning! Today I'd like to highlight a couple of movie recommendations: Becket and A Man for All Seasons.

Yes, it's a festival of guys named Thomas, but I think they are perfect for the current moment. Both men had power, respect and the ear of the king, but they refused to compromise their faith, and were willing to die for it.

One of the ways we build courage is by practicing it, and the same is true of faith. Practice makes perfect. As someone who grew up despising organized religion, it took time for me to develop a proper daily prayer routine, and I'm still refining it, but I find it very helpful and the more I do it, the more peace I have.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 10, 2024 08:48 AM (llXky)

8 Prayers up those that are already praying;
Prayers up for those they need to be praying but don't know it yet;
Prayers up for those that are praying alone not realizing there are others that would pray with and for them!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 10, 2024 08:49 AM (5kdlS)

9 Before I get to the prayer list, I would like to request one for my BIL. He began experience back and then leg pain about a year ago. He was tested, scanned, given Cortisone shots with but no real definitive diagnosis. Yesterday he woke up with no feeling in his legs and unable to walk. After 14 hours in the ER, they discovered a grapefruit sized mass on his spine. He is scheduled for surgery this morning. It is a relatively high risk surgery. He's 6 years older than me, an active and healthy guy. We bought the front half of their acreage 28 years ago. His son lives on the 20 acres below us. He's the glue that holds this family enclave together and one of my few true friends. Prayers would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * need a new hobby at February 10, 2024 08:50 AM (MYCxN)

10 Mornin' Horde. Lots of heartbreak on the prayer list but some hopeful news as well. Prayers for all y'all.

Posted by: screaming in digital at February 10, 2024 08:50 AM (1eY81)

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Posted by: Mitch McConnell at February 10, 2024 08:50 AM (JCZqz)

12 Yo Vic, good to see you here!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 10, 2024 08:50 AM (5kdlS)

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Well done Mitch, that's the most constructive thing I think you have ever done!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 10, 2024 08:52 AM (5kdlS)

14 #9 - what's his first name?

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at February 10, 2024 08:52 AM (NBVIP)

15 Good morning! Saying prayers for all requests.

Posted by: Moonbeam at February 10, 2024 08:53 AM (rbKZ6)

16 vic got the 'ol lady back?

Posted by: DanMan at February 10, 2024 08:54 AM (8uzBS)

17 Praise GOD for the many blessings already received, and supplications for those who need healing both physical, emotional, and material.
We ask in Christ’s name,
Amen

Posted by: Eromero at February 10, 2024 08:54 AM (3z0Oi)

18 🙏
Our dear long-time family friend, Levi, is in a desperate, dangerous state of distress, and is a real, immmediate threat to harm himself and those around him. Please, faithful friends, send up your most potent prayers that he can swiftly be freed from the demons that confuse his mind and torture his soul, that his family be protected, and that he return to Jesus.

Posted by: mindful webworker - sure at February 10, 2024 08:54 AM (Bambi)

19 13 11
Well done Mitch, that's the most constructive thing I think you have ever done!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar

We all thought he was standing tall and on principle when he didn't bring Garland's SCOTUS nomination up for a vote.

Now, I'm thinking it was just an extended brain freeze...

Posted by: Moron Analyst at February 10, 2024 08:54 AM (JCZqz)

20 16 vic got the 'ol lady back?
Posted by: DanMan at February 10, 2024 08:54 AM (8uzBS)


I have my daughter here with me now. Wifey died a couple of months ao

Posted by: vic at February 10, 2024 08:56 AM (A5THL)

21
Went out to the kennel last night to put everyone up, fill food buckets and give Diana and Dutchess their dinners.

Sonny didn't want to get up. He didn't want a treat. I was alarmed. We've had at least three dogs I can remember who didn't want their treats and were dead within hours.

Got a leash and got him up. He was favoring his left front leg. I went over him. No evidence of a snake bite, no swelling of the foot, no blood indicating a fight with his brothers. His stomach was soft, so no bloat. His gums were redder than they should have been. Heartbeat strong.

Took him to the emergency vet all the same because he was in pain. They figure he jammed his shoulder somehow because when they manipulated it, he cried out. Prescribed Rimadyl and Gabapentin for him and told me to monitor him. Got home at midnight, took care of him, took care of the puppies again and got to bed at 1:00.

This morning, he ate his morning food but was dopey from the medicine. Stood on all four legs. He's closed in his pen for the day. I think I did the right thing taking him in.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 10, 2024 08:56 AM (MoZTd)

22 Coffee poll-

How many of you pour your coffee from a height in order to 'aerate' the coffee in your mug for favor or aroma enhancement? Or is that just smug coffee snob nonsense?

Seeing the bubbles in that mug up top made me wonder.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 10, 2024 08:56 AM (991eG)

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How many of you pour your coffee from a height in order to 'aerate' the coffee in your mug for favor or aroma enhancement?

*blinks stupidly*

What?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 10, 2024 08:57 AM (MoZTd)

24 Sorry to hear that, vic.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at February 10, 2024 08:58 AM (j++Y7)

25 Would pouring coffee from a height change the nature of the mix? I’m looking at this from a concrete placement mindset.

Posted by: Eromero at February 10, 2024 09:00 AM (3z0Oi)

26 Good Saturday morning, horde!

Prayers offered for all. Sock monkey, I pray that the surgery on your BIL is successful this morning.

I love you guys, all of youse Morons.

Posted by: Dash my lace wigs! at February 10, 2024 09:01 AM (OX9vb)

27 sheesh...

Posted by: DanMan at February 10, 2024 09:01 AM (8uzBS)

28 Morning all.
Prayers up and thank you.
Coworker D and daughter are doing better.
I mentioned I dropped some money for her.
So. I play $20 in video poker after work every day.
It relaxes me and more often then not I walk out with more than I walked in with.
On my last hand Tuesday I invoked D's name.
I says "give me 4 aces and I will give D another $200."
Hit the button and it dealt them to me, with the kicker (a 2,3 or 4).
That's $500.
So I walk into work the next day.
"D I have a problem and I need your help."
"Anything, what do you need"
I explained "... and karma dictates I have to give you another $200."
More tears. The good kind.

Cont...

Posted by: Reforger at February 10, 2024 09:01 AM (6GN3I)

29 Good morning Horde! I’m mostly just lurking now, but wanted to provide an update. First the gains news- down to 190, body fat of 7% (I’ve got abs again!) and running 5th 5k in 5 months tomorrow in Destin. That’s a total of 165 lbs lost from 355– looking and feeling much better. Entered final settlement with the former Mrs. Farmer- mediator said her hatred for me was “palpable.” Still don’t understand, but at peace with it now.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at February 10, 2024 09:01 AM (6Hx4B)

30 Also, special prayers for Washington Nearsider. Hope something lucrative and fulfilling comes from those interviews this week.

Posted by: Dash my lace wigs! at February 10, 2024 09:01 AM (OX9vb)

31 I do enjoy watching the pillowy effect of half and half poured into a strong cup of coffee, guess I’m kind of vain that way.

Posted by: Common Tater at February 10, 2024 09:02 AM (sttDH)

32 How dare you call what we do nonsense!

Posted by: Smug coffee snobs at February 10, 2024 09:02 AM (NBVIP)

33 >Would pouring coffee from a height change the nature of the mix? I’m looking at this from a concrete placement mindset.

Posted by: Eromero


please do not mix your coffee with concrete

Posted by: Don Black at February 10, 2024 09:02 AM (geLO8)

34 We all thought he was standing tall and on principle when he didn't bring Garland's SCOTUS nomination up for a vote.

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Many did.

I did not.

At the time, and ever after, I've said that was pure theater. Election year boob bait for the bubbas. IOW, Mitch blocked that nom to throw a bone to the base, but threw out the "election year nomination" excuse as his escape hatch.

Because he knew in his black little coffee-bean sized heart, just like his Democrat partners did, that Hillary would beat Trump, and then ram through Garland or some other desirable Leftist stooge.

Essentially, his one single "accomplishment" in his wretchedly long career was just another of his usual cheesy parliamentary tricks, except it went horribly wrong for the Uniparty.

McConnell is always McConnell. He's never come down with a case of principlitis.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 10, 2024 09:02 AM (0FoWg)

35 Prayers for all who need them, with an extra for everyone else.
Glanced at local paper this morning, do it about once a week. Front page, single column, maybe three inches, President Confronts Political Setback, cont. page 9a.
My Irish Black humor smiled grimly. Way to bury it, boys.

Posted by: From about that Time at February 10, 2024 09:03 AM (4780s)

36 Have a great Saturday everyone !

Posted by: Steel Gimlet at February 10, 2024 09:03 AM (1oWnj)

37 9 - what's his first name?
Posted by: Quarter Twenty

Gary. He's a guy who barely graduated HS, who is one of the most intelligent , of the AOP variety, people I know. He worked most of his life for a manufacturing company in Spokane , traveling the world, installing and fixing their food packaging machines. It's a good wager that most morons have eaten or drank a product from a machine he worked on. He's a quiet man who is always the first to show up to help wherever there is work to be done or a problem to solve.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * need a new hobby at February 10, 2024 09:04 AM (MYCxN)

38 I think I did the right thing taking him in.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 10, 2024 08:56 AM (MoZTd)

Whew! Agreed.

Posted by: Dash my lace wigs! at February 10, 2024 09:04 AM (OX9vb)

39 Would pouring coffee from a height change the nature of the mix? I’m looking at this from a concrete placement mindset.
Posted by: Eromero at February 10, 2024 09:00 AM (3z0Oi)


grandpa would do that and grandma hated it. I was never sure if it was to aerate it, or he just liked doing it.

Breakfast always smelled like coffee and bananas and the polish on the kitchen floor, there.

Posted by: Kindltot - Erehwon is closed for re-formatting at February 10, 2024 09:04 AM (D7oie)

40 Good morning again dear horde and thanks annie and mh

b"h

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 10, 2024 09:05 AM (RIvkX)

41 That's odd. Bill never has a second cup of concrete coffee at home...

Posted by: His observant wife at February 10, 2024 09:05 AM (NBVIP)

42 Prayers up for alla Youse !

Posted by: JT at February 10, 2024 09:06 AM (T4tVD)

43 Adding prayers for Levi and Sock Monkey's BIL.

Posted by: screaming in digital at February 10, 2024 09:06 AM (1eY81)

44 Hiya

Posted by: JT at February 10, 2024 09:07 AM (T4tVD)

45 Karl Rove is now predicting Biden will not Be the nominee.

Posted by: vic at February 10, 2024 09:09 AM (A5THL)

46 Breakfast always smelled like coffee and bananas and the polish on the kitchen floor, there.
Posted by: Kindltot - Erehwon is closed for re-formatting at February 10, 2024 09:04 AM (D7oie)

Breakfast at my grandparents' house smelled of coffee, oatmeal, and grapefruit. I know there were eggs and some kind of meat, too, but those are the smells I remember.

Posted by: Dash my lace wigs! at February 10, 2024 09:10 AM (OX9vb)

47 That's odd. Bill never has a second cup of concrete coffee at home...
Posted by: His observant wife at February 10, 2024 09:05 AM (NBVIP)


there is supposed to be a technique of adding graphene or carbon to concrete to allow it to use lower grade sand in the mix. I have to chase down more information on that. The "popular science" version I read discussed using coked down coffee grounds for the carbon.

Posted by: Kindltot - Erehwon is closed for re-formatting at February 10, 2024 09:10 AM (D7oie)

48 Posted by: Farmer Bob at February 10, 2024 09:01 AM (6Hx4B)

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Thanks for the update. Good that the setback in your marriage did not derail your progress losing weight. Do not stop. Do not.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 10, 2024 09:11 AM (RIvkX)

49 How many of you pour your coffee from a height in order to 'aerate' the coffee in your mug for favor or aroma enhancement? Or is that just smug coffee snob nonsense?

Heh, on the first cup at least, I'm lucky if all of it makes it into the cup.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * need a new hobby at February 10, 2024 09:11 AM (MYCxN)

50 Chockful of Concrete is heavenly coffee ♫

Posted by: Don Black at February 10, 2024 09:11 AM (geLO8)

51 And I'm adjusting the settings on my weather machine.

Posted by: Karl Rove at February 10, 2024 09:11 AM (NBVIP)

52 Karl Rove is now predicting Biden will not Be the nominee.
Posted by: vic at February 10, 2024 09:09 AM (A5THL)


Did he use a whiteboard? You know he is serious when he uses the whiteboard.

Posted by: Kindltot - Erehwon is closed for re-formatting at February 10, 2024 09:11 AM (D7oie)

53 Allow me to 'splain. A few years ago the lovely Missus Muldoon started to pour coffee by starting at the level of the top of the mug and during the pour would raise the pot up to a height of about 8-12 inches above the mug. She claimed it made the flavor "come out" and made the aroma stronger. I said, "Eh, whatever." Now she doesn't pour it that way. I just now noticed that, not sure when she stopped. The bubbles up top reminded me.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 10, 2024 09:12 AM (991eG)

54 45 Karl Rove is now predicting Biden will not Be the nominee.
Posted by: vic at February 10, 2024 09:09 AM (A5THL)

I think it's a possibility they overthrow him. But not a probability.

If Rove is going the other way, it strengthens my confidence in my prediction, only because Rove is a fat, pompous fraud who's made a lengthy career of being wrong all the time.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 10, 2024 09:12 AM (0FoWg)

55 Prayers to all the horde who need them ( and isnt that all of us?)
Has anyone heard how Brother Tim is doing?

Posted by: LASue at February 10, 2024 09:13 AM (Ed8Zd)

56 *using coked down coffee grounds for the carbon."

REEE! Carbon is bad!!!

Posted by: Karen McWinebox at February 10, 2024 09:14 AM (NBVIP)

57 I'd like to ask for prayers for my son who lost his job this past week. Caught up in some DEI crap.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 10, 2024 09:14 AM (Q4IgG)

58 Pouring out coffee from a height just adds time before I can start drinking it.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at February 10, 2024 09:14 AM (88Syn)

59 I asked her this morning and she said she thinks it is mostly imaginary.

I can see where a little splash in the pour would enhance the aroma, what with aerosolized droplets. That could prep your taste buds with anticipation and enhance the taste sensation I suppose.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 10, 2024 09:14 AM (991eG)

60 SiD still predicts FJB will "run" and "win." However, I'm just a simple librarian, and no whiteboard.

Posted by: screaming in digital at February 10, 2024 09:15 AM (1eY81)

61 SiD still predicts FJB will "run" and "win." However, I'm just a simple librarian, and no whiteboard.
Posted by: screaming in digital at February 10, 2024 09:15 AM


*sigh*

Do you at least have a clipboard?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 10, 2024 09:15 AM (Wnv9h)

62 ...cont.

I get off work and do my thing.
I hit 4 queens for $65 and $15 in free play.
You can''t cash out free play so I start into it. That's 12 hands.
Third hand delivers me four jacks. I walk out with almost $150 thinking I'm ahead now (I use a weird math on my not gambling money) by about $50. Cool.
Walk down later for a beer and on a whim drop a 20 bill in and start playing.
5th hand in I hit 4 twos with the kicker for $200 with $25 in free play.
Shit that's 20 hands I have to play. That could take all night. I see a local semi homeless guy who is keping the sidewalks around the store clear of snow watching me play.
Machine glitches. Goes haywire. I hit "cash out" as as per the law "Malfunction voids all plays and all pays".
It gives me my money. I throw dude and the cashier a $20 each and tell the dude the free play is yours.

Posted by: Reforger at February 10, 2024 09:16 AM (6GN3I)

63 Pouring coffee from a height- 12 inches or so, not like from standing on a ladder- will cool it ever so slightly

I don't know about flavor enhancement

Posted by: Don Black at February 10, 2024 09:16 AM (geLO8)

64 But it makes for a good show.

Posted by: Bartenders everywhere at February 10, 2024 09:16 AM (NBVIP)

65 sorry, I wrote that without thinking

coked down should be "pyrolized" or "converted fully to charcoal" (Unlike the French Roast you get at Starbucks)

Posted by: Kindltot - Erehwon is closed for re-formatting at February 10, 2024 09:17 AM (D7oie)

66 Thank you all for prayers for Inspector. Almost as soon as I asked for them last week God brought to mind something that helped a lot last time, but we'd forgotten to do this time. His back is substantially better, and he's also become convinced that it is the sitting, *not* the exercise, which causes him problems and that is also a victory.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 10, 2024 09:17 AM (nC+QA)

67 Apparently FJB is pissed at Merrick Garland. Thinking Merrick should have done a better job of white washing the CD report. If our country wasn't falling apart in front of our own eyes, I would find this funny. As it is, my response is good! Stab each other repeatedly on the stage, for all to see. I want blood.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * need a new hobby at February 10, 2024 09:17 AM (MYCxN)

68 I use pouring from a height when making gin and tonic because it helps mix the ingredients and I don't have to bother with a spoon if I do it correctly.

I also shake my orange juice before pouring because I like it frothy.

Since I'm marginally attached to coffee at best, I do nothing special with it.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 10, 2024 09:18 AM (llXky)

69 >But it makes for a good show.

Posted by: Bartenders everywhere


presentation is important

Posted by: Don Black at February 10, 2024 09:18 AM (geLO8)

70 Prayers up for all the Horde's intentions. Those asked and unasked.

Posted by: olddog in mo at February 10, 2024 09:19 AM (ju2Fy)

71 Don't know about more coffee, but cognac tonight will happen

Posted by: Skip at February 10, 2024 09:19 AM (dsehg)

72 Anybody here remember Maude Frickert pouring coffee? Besides Vic, Hrothgar, and me?

Posted by: Eromero at February 10, 2024 09:19 AM (3z0Oi)

73 I think the pouring it high thing came from after dinner coffee from fancy ass waiters hoping to enhance the tip with a little theatrics.

Posted by: From about that Time at February 10, 2024 09:19 AM (4780s)

74 Who gives two shits what Karl Rove has to say?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 10, 2024 09:20 AM (YRsIm)

75 Apparently FJB is pissed at Merrick Garland. Thinking Merrick should have done a better job of white washing the CD report. If our country wasn't falling apart in front of our own eyes, I would find this funny. As it is, my response is good! Stab each other repeatedly on the stage, for all to see. I want blood.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * need a new hobby at February 10, 2024 09:17 AM (MYCxN)
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I don't follow politics, but it's obvious the Dems are about to initiate a battle royale for the nomination. The report is about pushing Biden out and it's anyone's guess who succeeds him.

I stay aloof of such things because God has the final word and I can't affect it anyway. I get more value for my effort doing things around the house.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 10, 2024 09:20 AM (llXky)

76 "Apparently FJB is pissed at Merrick Garland. "

He failed to clap loud enough.

Posted by: fd at February 10, 2024 09:20 AM (vFG9F)

77 nybody here remember Maude Frickert pouring coffee? Besides Vic, Hrothgar, and me?
Posted by: Eromero at February 10, 2024 09:19 AM (3z0Oi)

And me.

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy now with twice the crazy at February 10, 2024 09:20 AM (iODuv)

78 I appreciate the prayers morons.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * need a new hobby at February 10, 2024 09:20 AM (MYCxN)

79 Who gives two shits what Karl Rove has to say?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 10, 2024 09:20 AM (YRsIm)
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Exactly.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 10, 2024 09:21 AM (llXky)

80 Has anyone heard how Brother Tim is doing?

Posted by: LASue at February 10, 2024 09:13 AM (Ed8Zd)

He has some leads on housing, but he *really* needs a better job as well.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 10, 2024 09:21 AM (nC+QA)

81 Since we went to a Keurig machine I haven't had to "pour" coffee.

Let alone from some height. I'd probably miss.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 10, 2024 09:21 AM (Q4IgG)

82 Don't know about more coffee, but cognac tonight will happen

Posted by: Skip at February 10, 2024 09:19 AM (dsehg)
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*raises eyebrow*

Do tell.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 10, 2024 09:22 AM (llXky)

83 I've read all the prayer requests, and thank Annie and the site for compiling and posting them.

I humbly suggest that Captain Hate be added to the Absent Friends list on the left sidebar.

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Ps 46 NIV

Posted by: gp at February 10, 2024 09:22 AM (MvF+J)

84 I stir my coffee as it falls from the kcup pod into my cup to get a froth. I'm a conisewer like that.

Posted by: fd at February 10, 2024 09:22 AM (vFG9F)

85 "Apparently FJB is pissed at Merrick Garland. "

He failed to clap loud enough.
Posted by: fd

I didn't get a harumph from that guy.

Posted by: Biff Pocoroba at February 10, 2024 09:22 AM (Dm8we)

86 FJB can be pissed at Garland all he wants. Garland heads the DOJ and the FBI and there's not a damn thing Biden can do about it. The files and the dirt on that guy and his family must be voluminous.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 10, 2024 09:23 AM (YRsIm)

87 How many of you pour your coffee from a height in order to 'aerate' the coffee in your mug for favor or aroma enhancement?

This is why I always use my step ladder when peeing into the toilet.

Posted by: Creepy Moron at February 10, 2024 09:24 AM (JCZqz)

88 ...cont.
48 hours later they still hadn't figured out what was wrong and the homeless dude was still waiting for his $15 in free play.
I caused the whole bank of machines to kill themselves.

And a request. Please.
Grandson #2 swallowed a quarter.
They have to get it out.
I am waiting on an update. Hoping it's soon.

Posted by: Reforger at February 10, 2024 09:24 AM (6GN3I)

89 29 I believe most hate is really envy. Nice job on the weight loss!

Posted by: Erik In Texas at February 10, 2024 09:25 AM (QN7a1)

90 Agree with the orange juice shaking. And no no-pulp oj please.

Posted by: From about that Time at February 10, 2024 09:26 AM (4780s)

91 I have an espresso machine with the side thing that swings out and makes steam

still figuring it out

Posted by: Don Black at February 10, 2024 09:26 AM (geLO8)

92 My prediction is Biden wins the election and then steps down to 'spend time with his family'. Harris then becomes President.

Posted by: dantesed at February 10, 2024 09:26 AM (88xKn)

93 Who is Maude Frickert and how did she pour coffee?

Posted by: Muldoon at February 10, 2024 09:26 AM (991eG)

94 it is the sitting, *not* the exercise, which causes him problems and that is also a victory.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 10, 2024 09:17 AM (nC+QA)

Sitting kills.

Posted by: Dash my lace wigs! at February 10, 2024 09:27 AM (OX9vb)

95 Today's political cartoon from Bob Gorrell on Joe Biden:

https://www.gocomics.com/bobgorrell/

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 10, 2024 09:27 AM (Ki//m)

96 My prediction is Biden wins the election and then steps down to 'spend time with his family'. Harris then becomes President.

Posted by: dantesed at February 10, 2024 09:26 AM (88xKn)
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I'm not even sure there will be an election, so I don't worry about who the candidates are.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 10, 2024 09:27 AM (llXky)

97 The "popular science" version I read discussed using coked down coffee grounds for the carbon.
Posted by: Kindltot - Erehwon is closed for re-formatting at February 10, 2024 09:10 AM (D7oie)
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So you add a little Bolivian Marching Powder for some extra kick?

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 10, 2024 09:28 AM (BpYfr)

98 "My prediction is Biden wins the election and then steps down to 'spend time with his family"

Oh hell no!

Posted by: Navy Joan at February 10, 2024 09:28 AM (vFG9F)

99 Since I'm marginally attached to coffee at best, I do nothing special with it.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 10, 2024 09:18 AM (llXky)

===
*makes black mark in permanent record*

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 10, 2024 09:28 AM (RIvkX)

100 And a request. Please.
Grandson #2 swallowed a quarter.
They have to get it out.
I am waiting on an update. Hoping it's soon.
Posted by: Reforger at February 10, 2024 09:24 AM (6GN3I)


One of dad's cousins was called Penny because when she was little she swallowed a penny. The MD told them to feed her bananas, which in the thirties was a bit of a luxury.

Also, the penny was a significant amount of money for the family in those days.

Posted by: Kindltot - Erehwon is closed for re-formatting at February 10, 2024 09:28 AM (D7oie)

101 The odds of no election continue to go up.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at February 10, 2024 09:28 AM (j++Y7)

102 FJB can be pissed at Garland all he wants. Garland heads the DOJ and the FBI

He's not the President of Mexico? I should apologize.

Posted by: Joe Biden at February 10, 2024 09:29 AM (YlJ5o)

103 IIRC, Maude Frickert was Jonathan Winters.

Posted by: Eromero at February 10, 2024 09:29 AM (3z0Oi)

104 Drove to Delaware, 2 helpers and they finished a little work and lots to do isn't ready, might have to come again here Monday night

Posted by: Skip at February 10, 2024 09:29 AM (dsehg)

105 You have to be pretty committed to impressing strangers to buy a 2023 Yukon Denali at $3000/mo for 96 months.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 10, 2024 09:29 AM (lu1XB)

106 >And a request. Please.
Grandson #2 swallowed a quarter.
They have to get it out.


shouldn't it come out on its own

Posted by: Don Black at February 10, 2024 09:30 AM (geLO8)

107
I stay aloof of such things because God has the final word and I can't affect it anyway. I get more value for my effort doing things around the house.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd

Agreed. Over the last decade, God has blessed me with a greater understanding of His peace. It is that wonderful and unique aspect of that personal relationship He offers to each of us. The moments I find the greatest appreciation for this, is when I don't know, nor care where my phone ( my internet portal) is. I need to work harder at that.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * need a new hobby at February 10, 2024 09:30 AM (MYCxN)

108 Driscoll links to Ace at Insty. So he has that going for him. Which is nice.

Posted by: Oddbob at February 10, 2024 09:30 AM (sNc8Y)

109 My prediction is Biden wins the election and then steps down to 'spend time with his family'. Harris then becomes President.
Posted by: dantesed at February 10, 2024 09:26 AM (88xKn)


You do remember my prediction that Janet Yellen will be president? That is how Janet Yellen becomes President.

Posted by: Kindltot - Erehwon is closed for re-formatting at February 10, 2024 09:30 AM (D7oie)

110 It's odd that *biden's wife, who has near total control over the White House staff would have allowed her demented husband to be trotted out in front of the press. Late in the day when he's at his "sundown" stage. And when he's pissed off about something.

In January 2022 after a miserable presser for *biden that went on way too long for him, she really went off on the staff (and, according to sources) sloe joe hizzself.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 10, 2024 09:30 AM (Q4IgG)

111 Who gives two shits what Karl Rove has to say?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead

I give half a shit. Three fourths at most.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at February 10, 2024 09:31 AM (NBVIP)

112 Drove to Delaware, 2 helpers and they finished a little work and lots to do isn't ready, might have to come again here Monday night
Posted by: Skip at February 10, 2024 09:29 AM (dsehg)

In the dark ?

Posted by: JT at February 10, 2024 09:31 AM (T4tVD)

113 IIRC, Maude Frickert was Jonathan Winters.
Posted by: Eromero at February 10, 2024 09:29 AM (3z0Oi)

Mirth.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at February 10, 2024 09:31 AM (j++Y7)

114 Driscoll links to Ace at Insty. So he has that going for him. Which is nice.

How do we get him to calm down about the Beatles?

Posted by: leoncaruthers at February 10, 2024 09:32 AM (UfRqq)

115 C.A.T. @ 105- Yukon
Does it come with the kill chip? Because I see that happnin’.

Posted by: Eromero at February 10, 2024 09:32 AM (3z0Oi)

116 Driscoll links to Ace at Insty. So he has that going for him. Which is nice.

Posted by: Oddbob at February 10, 2024 09:30 AM (sNc8Y)
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I haven't visited Instapundit in more than a year. After the 2022 election, I dropped all media/blogs except for sports and religion.

I only come here for the prayer and book threads. I haven't felt this good in years.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 10, 2024 09:32 AM (llXky)

117 Praise God it was not a button battery.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 10, 2024 09:33 AM (lu1XB)

118 That happens a lot Reforger. They'll get it out or it will traverse the system in due course.

Yet another reason to not keep money in your mouth.

*refrains from joke about letting us know if there is any change*

Posted by: fd at February 10, 2024 09:33 AM (vFG9F)

119 Monday was supposed to go to a nice close job in my township

Posted by: Skip at February 10, 2024 09:33 AM (dsehg)

120 I'll go ahead and denounce myself.

Posted by: fd at February 10, 2024 09:33 AM (vFG9F)

121 The biggest story I see this morning that *no* *one* wants to talk about is that Zelensky just fired his top general for telling him that the war wasn't winnable, because they just don't have enough men.
Firing a well respected general isn't going to make any more guys show up.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 10, 2024 09:34 AM (S6gqv)

122 Reforger, that was an interesting chain of events.

Hope things look up for D and her daughter, and for the homeless guy, too, for that matter.

Posted by: Dash my lace wigs! at February 10, 2024 09:35 AM (OX9vb)

123 I'll go ahead and denounce myself.
Posted by: fd

Somebody had to do it.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at February 10, 2024 09:35 AM (j++Y7)

124 shouldn't it come out on its own
Posted by: Don Black at February 10, 2024 09:30 AM (geLO
The first doctors tried that. Which is why he went to the ER. He's only 3. It 's too big I guess.
I should know something in an hour or so.

Posted by: Reforger at February 10, 2024 09:35 AM (6GN3I)

125 Grandson #2 swallowed a quarter.
They have to get it out.
I am waiting on an update. Hoping it's soon.
Posted by: Reforger

*********

I can''t speak to your grandson's particular circumstances but that usually turns out well. As a general rule, unless the coin is lodged in the area of the epiglottis or larynx it does not have to be removed. Once it reaches the stomach if will generally pass on through the intestines uneeventfully.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 10, 2024 09:35 AM (991eG)

126 I think I'll start calling it the "Jolly Western media." It fits.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 10, 2024 09:36 AM (0FoWg)

127 It's odd that *biden's wife, who has near total control over the White House staff would have allowed her demented husband to be trotted out in front of the press. Late in the day when he's at his "sundown" stage. And when he's pissed off about something.

In January 2022 after a miserable presser for *biden that went on way too long for him, she really went off on the staff (and, according to sources) sloe joe hizzself.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 10, 2024 09:30 AM (Q4IgG)
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If I bothered to care, I could have a lot of fun mapping out the various factions and wargaming the results "Kingmaker" style. Jill's a loose cannon, a true wildcard, while Obama's people are in all the positions of power, but the Clintons are still engaged, and the California Mafia wants a piece of the action. The Kennedys are now on the outs, but they can still play spoilers.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 10, 2024 09:36 AM (llXky)

128 President Janet Yenta

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 10, 2024 09:37 AM (RIvkX)

129 The first doctors tried that. Which is why he went to the ER. He's only 3. It 's too big I guess.

Prayers up for the li'l guy. I wonder if they can do some kind of endoscopic thing and avoid surgery.

Posted by: Oddbob at February 10, 2024 09:37 AM (sNc8Y)

130 The vice-president has weighed in on Special Counsel Hur’s report: "As a former prosecutor, the comments that were made by that prosectuor ….gratutious, inaccurate, and inappropriate." I am proud to have Kamla Harris as out VP!

I hope she isn't ranting!🙄 She will be criticized here by some, but there are times when righteous rants are necessary.

People forget that she IS (was) a "lawyer". But I also think they forget that Biden IS (was) a "lawyer" too (who practiced before running for elected office)!

DA of San Francisco, then Atty General of California, then Senator -- all before being VPOTUS. She is a spectacular lawyer!

the ridiculous focus on Pres. Biden's age by a complicit media is due in no small part to the fact that his VP is a) a woman, and b) a woman of color.

I've been saying that for some time, although I generally phrase it differently. I tend to say "The only problem with his age is that she's black."

I...have no idea what point the last two coments are trying to make. If the media is racist/sexist and doesn't like Kamala, they wouldn't be "so mean" to Biden, so....?

Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at February 10, 2024 09:37 AM (JCZqz)

131 >>> 96

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I'm not even sure there will be an election, so I don't worry about who the candidates are.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 10, 2024 09:27 AM (llXky)

I don't think the commies will pull that just yet, but I can see some heavy feralgov interference in blue states, with massive lawfare and / or accusations of OMG INSURRECTION REE against states that refuse the "help".

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 10, 2024 09:38 AM (llON8)

132 ...pass on through the intestines uneeventfully.
Posted by: Muldoon at February 10, 2024 09:35 AM (991eG)
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Cha-ching, baby!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 10, 2024 09:38 AM (RIvkX)

133 >I should know something in an hour or so.

Posted by: Reforger

hope it works out well

Posted by: Don Black at February 10, 2024 09:39 AM (geLO8)

134 The biggest story I see this morning that *no* *one* wants to talk about is that Zelensky just fired his top general for telling him that the war wasn't winnable, because they just don't have enough men.
Firing a well respected general isn't going to make any more guys show up.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 10, 2024 09:34 AM (S6gqv)
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Avdiika (sp?) is being encircled and the former guy wanted to pull back to avoid yet another firebag like Bakhmut. Zelenskyyy is still fixated on "not one step back," so they canned the realist and put in Mr. Blood and Guts, who is already initiating counter attacks on the Russian pincers.

Which can just hunker down and drop tons of shells (that our media swears Russia doesn't have) on the attacking troops.

The collapse of Ukraine will be just one of the disasters facing us in the next few months. I predict we'll have to evacuate Iraq, one or more of our garrisons in Syria will be overrun, and we'll lose a frigate in the Red Sea.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 10, 2024 09:40 AM (llXky)

135 If I bothered to care, I could have a lot of fun mapping out the various factions and wargaming the results "Kingmaker" style.

For someone who doesn't pay attention to politics, you have a very astute grasp of the situation.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * need a new hobby at February 10, 2024 09:41 AM (MYCxN)

136 My daughter swallowed a penny a couple years ago. Went sideways, full-on silent choke, had to yank it out of her throat. That's pretty scary, but I think if it gets past there and they swallow the coin, it's no big deal and they just crap it out.

*ta-tink tink*

But don't take my word for it, I'm a Moron.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 10, 2024 09:41 AM (0FoWg)

137 NYT editorials today clearly signal the Left's turn against FJB:

"The Challenges of an Aging President"
"The Question Is Not If Biden Should Step Aside. It’s How."
"Democrats Can No Longer Stay Silent About Biden"

Posted by: gp, Burdened By The Feck That Is at February 10, 2024 09:42 AM (MvF+J)

138 I don't think the commies will pull that just yet, but I can see some heavy feralgov interference in blue states, with massive lawfare and / or accusations of OMG INSURRECTION REE against states that refuse the "help".

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 10, 2024 09:38 AM (llON
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A transfer of power means lots of jail time for very important people. We've seen that the law is no constraint on their actions.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 10, 2024 09:42 AM (llXky)

139 The biggest story I see this morning that *no* *one* wants to talk about is that Zelensky just fired his top general for telling him that the war wasn't winnable, because they just don't have enough men.
Firing a well respected general isn't going to make any more guys show up.

Posted by: Tom Servo

Of COURSE we can't win the war...but you can't say that! We're not trying to win a war...we're trying to make as much money as possible before we lose the war, so we can flee and live in luxury. We're not selling out for money...we're selling out for a SHIT TON of money!!!

Posted by: Zelensky at February 10, 2024 09:42 AM (JCZqz)

140 >>> 130
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I...have no idea what point the last two coments are trying to make. If the media is racist/sexist and doesn't like Kamala, they wouldn't be "so mean" to Biden, so....?
Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at February 10, 2024 09:37 AM (JCZqz)

Other way around, I think. Biden being a senile incontinent retard is only a problem because rayciss people don't want him to be replaced by a Stronk Black Whamman.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 10, 2024 09:43 AM (llON8)

141 Posted by: Sock Monkey * need a new hobby at February 10, 2024 09:11 AM (MYCxN)

Prayers up for your BIL.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Thawed Out Tundra at February 10, 2024 09:43 AM (aA3+G)

142 Beau Putin died in the Tet Offensive.

Posted by: Not a joke at February 10, 2024 09:44 AM (NBVIP)

143 For someone who doesn't pay attention to politics, you have a very astute grasp of the situation.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * need a new hobby at February 10, 2024 09:41 AM (MYCxN)
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I used to study it very carefully, so while I have no idea where things are now (such as the outrage du jour), the trends are pretty clear to me.

I've also spent the last two years writing histories involving civil wars and dynastic struggles for power. So I'm kind of keyed into it.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 10, 2024 09:44 AM (llXky)

144 "He's only 3. It 's too big I guess.
I should know something in an hour or so.
Posted by: Reforger "

Prayers for the little guy. I hope he's fine.

Posted by: fd at February 10, 2024 09:44 AM (vFG9F)

145 Putin has nothing on me pal! Can he make water in his pants in front of adoring crowds? Has he groped and fondled hundreds of unsuspecting victims like I have? He's nothing but a short order cook while I can Sous Vide with both hands!

Wait...where am I?

Posted by: Joe Biden, His Brain Isa Broken at February 10, 2024 09:45 AM (R/m4+)

146
I only come here for the prayer and book threads. I haven't felt this good in years.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 10, 2024 09:32 AM (llXky)

The Hobby Thread is politics free. Guess we are chopped livah

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Thawed Out Tundra at February 10, 2024 09:45 AM (aA3+G)

147 142 Beau Putin died in the Tet Offensive.
Posted by: Not a joke

I hired a bunch of hookers and almost died in a Tit offensive! Where's my medal and respect!?!?

Posted by: Hunter Biden at February 10, 2024 09:45 AM (JCZqz)

148 The Hobby Thread is politics free. Guess we are chopped livah

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Thawed Out Tundra at February 10, 2024 09:45 AM (aA3+G)
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I'm usually doing errands/work around that house at that time of day. Nothing personal.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 10, 2024 09:46 AM (llXky)

149 Reposting from the ONT just to bring anyone who cares up-to-date on my health adventure:

I had an emergency bowel resection in October. Some kind of blockage. It was a close call but yay the doc saved me. Since then, I've had a colonoscopy, endoscopy, another colonoscopy, two cat scans, and an MRI. They've all been inconclusive - for sixteen weeks now, no idea what the thing is. Possibly cancer lump. Might be a bad bite of overcooked cauliflower-crust pizza. More exploration ahead.

So, I guess you could say, no news is good news. So far. But I'm never having cauliflower-crust pizza again!

Every day a gift

Posted by: mindful webworker - still kicking at February 10, 2024 09:46 AM (oPOs3)

150 >>> 147 142 Beau Putin died in the Tet Offensive.
Posted by: Not a joke

I hired a bunch of hookers and almost died in a Tit offensive! Where's my medal and respect!?!?
Posted by: Hunter Biden at February 10, 2024 09:45 AM (JCZqz)

Whatever. Big deal.

Did YOU get raped and murdered 87 times in the ATTACK ON THE CAPITOL?!?!?!

Posted by: Alexandria Occasional-Cortex at February 10, 2024 09:47 AM (llON8)

151 Good points all, AHL. The Ukraine story points out how catastrophically misguided Washington's efforts to "help" are, even when ignoring the factors of massive grift and theft. At the moment (Although it's always nice to have More) money and weapons are not Ukraine's biggest problem, manpower is. And if there isn't enough manpower, then all the money and weapons in the world won't make a difference.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 10, 2024 09:47 AM (S6gqv)

152 I hired a bunch of hookers and almost died in a Tit offensive! Where's my medal and respect!?!?

Posted by: Hunter Biden at February 10, 2024 09:45 AM (JCZqz)
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An amusing thought experiment is how the nation would have reacted to this stuff in 1985 or even 1995. I mean, Gary Hart was destroyed for so much less.

That's why I don't think there's a bottom. To be honest, I'm kind of surprised the civil war hasn't already started.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 10, 2024 09:48 AM (llXky)

153 Since then, I've had a colonoscopy, endoscopy, another colonoscopy, two cat scans, and an MRI.

Lucky. My ass hasn't gotten that much attention! Pete's been working extra hours in the White House....

Posted by: Chasten Buttigieg at February 10, 2024 09:49 AM (JCZqz)

154 Beau Putin died in the Tet Offensive.
Posted by: Not a joke at February 10, 2024 09:44 AM (NBVIP)

I thought he died on the wall in "Beau Geste".

More coffee...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 10, 2024 09:49 AM (R/m4+)

155 Kamala was my City attorney before she was D.A. and she was bot spectacular. Mediocre I would say.

She sucked ass as D.A. got the whole soft-on-crime gestalt rolling.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 10, 2024 09:50 AM (RIvkX)

156 148 The Hobby Thread is politics free. Guess we are chopped livah

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Thawed Out Tundra at February 10, 2024 09:45 AM (aA3+G)
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I'm usually doing errands/work around that house at that time of day. Nothing personal.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 10, 2024 09:46 AM (llXky)

I was just teasing, I should have put a sarc tag there.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Thawed Out Tundra at February 10, 2024 09:51 AM (aA3+G)

157 Prayers up for the li'l guy. I wonder if they can do some kind of endoscopic thing and avoid surgery.
Posted by: Oddbob at February 10, 2024 09:37 AM (sNc8Y)

Last I heard that was the plan. Waiting on an update.
I want to call but they were up pretty late last night. Wouldn't want to disturb them.

Posted by: Reforger at February 10, 2024 09:51 AM (6GN3I)

158 So, I guess you could say, no news is good news. So far. But I'm never having cauliflower-crust pizza again!

Every day a gift

Posted by: mindful webworker - still kicking at February 10, 2024 09:46 AM (oPOs3)
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All this weird food combinations are frankly scary. I try to keep my diet simple for that reason. Glad you are doing well. God be praised!

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 10, 2024 09:51 AM (llXky)

159 I have actually thought of an extremely good and effective (imho) solution to Ukraine's problem, and I don't know why no one seems to like it. It is simple; take every man between the ages of 18 and 35 coming across the US border today and immediately send them to Ukraine. Give them a gun and tell them they can stay if they survive. In Ukraine, that is.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 10, 2024 09:51 AM (S6gqv)

160 @137

>>"The Question Is Not If Biden Should Step Aside. It’s How."

I think the sticking point is how you get rid of both the meat puppet and Wille Browns Side Piece without it being too obvious what the junta is doing.

It's a real conundrum.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 10, 2024 09:51 AM (PpVVj)

161 I need some 🍽️

catch y'all later

Posted by: Don Black at February 10, 2024 09:52 AM (geLO8)

162 Oh, she sucked alright...

Posted by: Willie Brown at February 10, 2024 09:52 AM (NBVIP)

163
I wonder if the MSM will look in the mirror, in light of the massive attention paid by hundreds of millions to the Tucker/Putin interview, and say, "How about we go back to reporting on stuff that people actually care about?"

Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 10, 2024 09:52 AM (nIvob)

164
I was just teasing, I should have put a sarc tag there.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Thawed Out Tundra at February 10, 2024 09:51 AM (aA3+G)
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You made a good point, though. I had forgotten about that thread - partly because I'm usually busy, but if it's rainy or time permits, I should stop in. Thanks for the reminder!

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 10, 2024 09:52 AM (llXky)

165 I thought Beau died at Antietam.

Posted by: dantesed at February 10, 2024 09:53 AM (88xKn)

166 There was a record dad had, I thought it was Harry Lauder, but I think that is wrong, it was a series of music hall stories, one was about the kid who swallowed a gold sovereign he had been given by an elderly relative (It tasted of cobwebs and camphor, so long had it been in her purse!) , and the doctor was called, who told him that a dose of salts would pass it through and insisted on his fairly modest fee.
As the family didn't have the money, the offered the doctor the poor tyke instead, saying that the sovereign would more than pay his fee, and the doctor couldn't figure out if he came out ahead or behind on the deal

Posted by: Kindltot - Erehwon is closed for re-formatting at February 10, 2024 09:53 AM (D7oie)

167 Bull Run

Posted by: fd at February 10, 2024 09:53 AM (vFG9F)

168 I wonder if the MSM will look in the mirror, in light of the massive attention paid by hundreds of millions to the Tucker/Putin interview, and say, "How about we go back to reporting on stuff that people actually care about?"

Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 10, 2024 09:52 AM (nIvob)
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They are incapable of reform. They only know how to push stories that are pre-written for them. You could just as well expect them to sprout wings as do actual journalism.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 10, 2024 09:54 AM (llXky)

169 The words "cauliflower" and "pizza" should never appear in the same sentence.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at February 10, 2024 09:54 AM (NBVIP)

170
NYT editorials today clearly signal the Left's turn against FJB:

"The Challenges of an Aging President"
"The Question Is Not If Biden Should Step Aside. It’s How."
"Democrats Can No Longer Stay Silent About Biden"
Posted by: gp, Burdened By The Feck That Is


LA Times - Age is his SuperPower

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 10, 2024 09:55 AM (63Dwl)

171 Did YOU get raped and murdered 87 times in the ATTACK ON THE CAPITOL?!?!?!
Posted by: Alexandria Occasional-Cortex

Now that you mention it...yes, I DO remember that happening to me! Trump did it to me in the cloak room!

Posted by: E. Jean Carroll at February 10, 2024 09:55 AM (4mXGJ)

172 I thought Beau died at Antietam.
Posted by: dantesed at February 10, 2024 09:53 AM (88xKn)


Teutoburg Forest. Remember? Biden raged around the White House for weeks, shouting "Varus, give me back my Beau!"

Posted by: Kindltot - Erehwon is closed for re-formatting at February 10, 2024 09:56 AM (D7oie)

173 I think it was at The Alamo.

Posted by: With Fess Parker at February 10, 2024 09:56 AM (NBVIP)

174 Thanks for the Coffee Thread and Prayer Revival, Mis Hum and Annie!

The USA is God's Country. May we continue to earn and to receive His many blessings.

Prayers up for all those who asked for them and for those who have yet to ask. May God continue to hold Israel in His loving hands.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 10, 2024 09:56 AM (a8Rgt)

175 But I'm never having cauliflower-crust pizza again!

Not sure what this has to do with your health situation but it sounds like good advice in any case.

Posted by: Oddbob at February 10, 2024 09:57 AM (sNc8Y)

176 My two cents FWIW. I don't think Washington it 'trying to help' in Ukraine as much as the MIC and their bootlicking politicians in the federal government are trying to keep the gravy train rolling. There's a tremendous amount of money flowing through the region and the kickbacks and the skim off the top must be staggering. Not to mention there's lot of positioning for the future going on.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 10, 2024 09:57 AM (YRsIm)

177 "LA Times - Age is his SuperPower
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr."

Geriatricman.

Posted by: fd at February 10, 2024 09:57 AM (vFG9F)

178 68 I'm marginally attached to coffee
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 10, 2024 09:18 AM (llXky)

!!!!!!!!!!

--Moron with considerably more attachment to coffee

Posted by: m at February 10, 2024 09:57 AM (npwPn)

179 Teutoburg Forest. Remember? Biden raged around the White House for weeks, shouting "Varus, give me back my Beau!"

Posted by: Kindltot - Erehwon is closed for re-formatting at February 10, 2024 09:56 AM (D7oie)
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What's remarkable is that without checking, I'm pretty sure Biden's approval numbers are better than Bush's in his second term. All the Bushies blaming Trump for everything overlook the absolutely crater their golden boy made in the GOP's reputation.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 10, 2024 09:58 AM (llXky)

180 169 The words "cauliflower" and "pizza" should never appear in the same sentence.
Posted by: Quarter Twenty at February 10, 2024 09:54 AM (NBVIP)

Yeah.

Posted by: Pineapple at February 10, 2024 09:59 AM (6GN3I)

181 Willie Brown at February 10, 2024 09:52 AM (NBVIP)

163 "I wonder if the MSM will look in the mirror, in light of the massive attention paid by hundreds of millions to the Tucker/Putin interview, and say, "How about we go back to reporting on stuff that people actually care about?"
Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 10, 2024 09:52 AM (nIvob)

No, won't happen, because this truly is a zombie industry now. Every single piece of it has lost money for years now, and there is not a single person left in it who isn't a pure political propagandist. Not one single employee cares about "giving people what they want" , or their own survival. Because that's not what this is about at all anymore.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 10, 2024 09:59 AM (S6gqv)

182 68 I'm marginally attached to coffee.

Ahem. "Coffee adjacent."

Posted by: Try to keep up at February 10, 2024 09:59 AM (NBVIP)

183 Prayers up for all. The prayer list is always a reminder of how blessed my life is. Would that I could hold that perspective more consistently. Thank you Annie and Mishum. The value of your contributions is immeasurable.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * need a new hobby at February 10, 2024 10:00 AM (MYCxN)

184 The USA is God's Country. May we continue to earn and to receive His many blessings.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 10, 2024 09:56 AM (a8Rgt)
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I used to believe this. I do not believe it now. We have become a very sinful people and much of the ruin we are seeing is the fruit of our evil labor. That is why I always my daily devotions always including a prayer for mercy on a wicked and sinful land, because that is what we have become.

We can redeem ourselves, but it won't happen soon or be easy.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 10, 2024 10:01 AM (llXky)

185 I can't get past someone paying $36K for the last year of that 8 year old Suburban.

Posted by: DanMan at February 10, 2024 10:03 AM (8uzBS)

186 184 Concur.

Posted by: gp, Burdened By The Feck That Is at February 10, 2024 10:03 AM (MvF+J)

187 > I think the sticking point is how you get rid of both the meat puppet and Wille Browns Side Piece without it being too obvious what the junta is doing.
_____________

They are getting, a little, desperate. The negative polling was supposed to signal something to them. It hasn't. Or it's being ignored. Negative coverage of the illegals and foreign nationals flooding the country hasn't made an impression on the junta either. The various propaganda outlets are beginning to wonder about sloe joe's dementia.

The list goes on...

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 10, 2024 10:04 AM (Q4IgG)

188 Ahem. "Coffee adjacent."

Posted by: Try to keep up at February 10, 2024 09:59 AM (NBVIP)
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No, I drink a cup a day, but it's just part of the routine. I also drink orange juice, which I think tastes much better. The coffee helps me wake up. On the road I'll typically just have a Coke equivalent.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 10, 2024 10:04 AM (llXky)

189 She sucked ass as D.A. got the whole soft-on-crime gestalt rolling.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 10, 2024 09:50 AM (RIvkX)

It's amazing how she managed to be soft on crime *and* railroad a bunch of black guys (including withholding exculpatory evidence), yet she managed to thread that needle.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 10, 2024 10:05 AM (nC+QA)

190
LA Times - Age is his SuperPower
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr."

Geriatricman.
Posted by: fd at February 10, 2024 09:57 AM (vFG9F)


The Brown Hurricane

-with the Power of...well...you know.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 10, 2024 10:05 AM (nFnyb)

191 >>We can redeem ourselves, but it won't happen soon or be easy.

I think we are in the early stages of that battle right now.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 10, 2024 10:06 AM (LkLld)

192 What's remarkable is that without checking, I'm pretty sure Biden's approval numbers are better than Bush's in his second term. All the Bushies blaming Trump for everything overlook the absolutely crater their golden boy made in the GOP's reputation.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd
______________

They got down into the 20s. "Support the troops. End the war" signs were everywhere, and then magically disappeared in 2009.

Posted by: Biff Pocoroba at February 10, 2024 10:06 AM (Dm8we)

193 164
I was just teasing, I should have put a sarc tag there.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Thawed Out Tundra at February 10, 2024 09:51 AM (aA3+G)
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You made a good point, though. I had forgotten about that thread - partly because I'm usually busy, but if it's rainy or time permits, I should stop in. Thanks for the reminder!
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 10, 2024 09:52 AM (llXky)

It is a nice open thread where politics and current events are forbidden under threat.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Thawed Out Tundra at February 10, 2024 10:07 AM (aA3+G)

194 Good morning, fellow Morons.

Prayers for all listed and unlisted needs. May God continue to bless us all so that we may bless each other.

Also, Mrs. MKC came through her procedure well and is recovering very nicely- the Doc gave her an A+ at the follow-up appointment yesterday.
Thank you Horde for the prayers!

Posted by: Matthew Kant Cipher at February 10, 2024 10:07 AM (kOluj)

195 Re: the kid who swallowed a quarter - isn't there a button you can push to make him poop out two dimes and a nickel? Seems like that's how the coin machines at the old laundromat worked...

Posted by: PabloD at February 10, 2024 10:07 AM (bBWBE)

196 88 And a request. Please.
Grandson #2 swallowed a quarter.
They have to get it out.
I am waiting on an update. Hoping it's soon.
Posted by: Reforger at February 10, 2024 09:24 AM (6GN3I)

Oof! Prayers up for him.

Posted by: m at February 10, 2024 10:07 AM (npwPn)

197 Saturdays, when I remember what day it is, are the best. Coffee thread, Saturday morning cartoons and spending the day with Mrs. Sock. Popeye and Pals is on.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * need a new hobby at February 10, 2024 10:08 AM (MYCxN)

198 What's remarkable is that without checking, I'm pretty sure Biden's approval numbers are better than Bush's in his second term. All the Bushies blaming Trump for everything overlook the absolutely crater their golden boy made in the GOP's reputation.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 10, 2024 09:58 AM (llXky)

Yup...and The Shrub just sat there and took it all because swinging back at the looney left was just so beneath him and his simps.

The Shrub and all The Bushes can all FOAD.

More coffee...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 10, 2024 10:09 AM (R/m4+)

199 They are getting, a little, desperate. The negative polling was supposed to signal something to them. It hasn't. Or it's being ignored. Negative coverage of the illegals and foreign nationals flooding the country hasn't made an impression on the junta either. The various propaganda outlets are beginning to wonder about sloe joe's dementia.

The list goes on...

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 10, 2024 10:04 AM (Q4IgG)
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The left believes its own lies. They really think that the "adults" are in charge, and nothing can shatter this fantasy. They think that everything going wrong is due to treason, are still convinced Russia colluded, and that somewhere, somehow, they can prove Trump killed Michael Jackson or something equally outrageous. That is why there is little hope for a soft landing. I don't think they mean to start a war, I think they are convinced the bully works (because it works on them) and that the right is just as cowardly and approval-seeking as they are, but they will at some point go to far.

I've seen it in friends and family - they are completely detached from reality. And when it happens, they'll be deeply puzzled about how we got there.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 10, 2024 10:09 AM (llXky)

200 The doctor of colors and shapes isn't gonna let her meal ticket leave office, and the meat puppet wouldn't leave unless he pardoned everyone in the Biden Crime family first.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 10, 2024 10:09 AM (YRsIm)

201 They are getting, a little, desperate. The negative polling was supposed to signal something to them. It hasn't. Or it's being ignored. Negative coverage of the illegals and foreign nationals flooding the country hasn't made an impression on the junta either. The various propaganda outlets are beginning to wonder about sloe joe's dementia.

The list goes on...
Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 10, 2024 10:04 AM (Q4IgG)


The last eight years has been the equivalent of Tony Montana in Scarface telling his lawyer "I am not going to jail"

Posted by: Kindltot - Erehwon is closed for re-formatting at February 10, 2024 10:10 AM (D7oie)

202 Morning.

I'm at a truck stop in Denton, Texas. It's raining. I gotta pee. I don't want to have to get up.

Is there anyone in the area that can bring me a coffee and a jug?

Posted by: Robert at February 10, 2024 10:10 AM (Z2yLo)

203 3) Although most rules were meant to be bent, try to remember that you shouldn't run with sharp objects.

The sharp wits of the Horde excepted.

Prayers up.

Posted by: Question Authority bumper sticker at February 10, 2024 10:10 AM (Rbu5d)

204 Okay this might be funny.

"A Democrat with a pulse could beat Trump". I think Pelosi said it. Poor choice of words.

So cow-orker comments on choices of President. She had a good zinger on Trump but her zing on Joey left an impression - Genocide Joe.

Then she almost yelled "I don't want an old white man in the White House!" Did I mention she is white? Followed by "I would vote for a pool cue!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 10, 2024 10:11 AM (+3UD9)

205 Re: the kid who swallowed a quarter - isn't there a button you can push to make him poop out two dimes and a nickel? Seems like that's how the coin machines at the old laundromat worked...
Posted by: PabloD at February 10, 2024 10:07 AM (bBWBE)

I swallowed a 500 Yen piece once while playing quarters in Yokohama.

It came out real shiny. But come out it did.

More coffee...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 10, 2024 10:12 AM (R/m4+)

206 Mrs fd and I are going to Disco Night tonight. I got the tickets for her birthday. What was I thinking?

There will be food and Disco themed drinks, whatever those are. Neither of us will dance though. My boogie woogie went South years ago.

Posted by: fd at February 10, 2024 10:12 AM (vFG9F)

207 Is there anyone in the area that can bring me a coffee and a jug?
Posted by: Robert at February 10, 2024 10:10 AM (Z2yLo)


I can be there in 18 hours, can you hold it?

Posted by: Kindltot - Erehwon is closed for re-formatting at February 10, 2024 10:13 AM (D7oie)

208 They got down into the 20s. "Support the troops. End the war" signs were everywhere, and then magically disappeared in 2009.

Posted by: Biff Pocoroba at February 10, 2024 10:06 AM (Dm8we)
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Yeah, funny how "Give peace a chance" now makes you a pinko traitor.

As does wondering if a war is even winnable. It's part of the Yard Sign Calvinist mentality, that your purity is absolute and anyone who disagrees with you is of the devil. Very much the Puritan impulse and we no longer debate policy because everything is now a moral imperative.

"It doesn't matter if it works, it's the right thing to do!"

Which is why we can't self-correct.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 10, 2024 10:13 AM (llXky)

209 I find it surprising Garland isn't on Team Biden. I suppose loyalty to the Party is stronger with leftits progs.

Posted by: Ripley at February 10, 2024 10:13 AM (PTDkx)

210 169 The words "cauliflower" and "pizza" should never appear in the same sentence.
Posted by: Quarter Twenty

I've had cauliflower crust pizza, and it's been pretty good....maybe it's just because I like cauliflower, or it was made well? Also, some keto crust alternatives made with cheese have been good (although some have been bad, too...)

Posted by: Moron Analyst at February 10, 2024 10:13 AM (JCZqz)

211 I'm looking forward to asking Mrs fd at the end of the night "Your place or mine?"

Posted by: fd at February 10, 2024 10:14 AM (vFG9F)

212 Is there anyone in the area that can bring me a coffee and a jug?
Posted by: Robert at February 10, 2024 10:10 AM (Z2yLo)

I can be there in 18 hours, can you hold it?

Posted by: Kindltot - Erehwon is closed for re-formatting at February 10, 2024 10:13 AM (D7oie)



If he pretends he's driving an EV, that should work out just about right!!

Posted by: naturalfake at February 10, 2024 10:15 AM (nFnyb)

213 En mi casa toman Bustelo!

Posted by: Poured From Great Height at February 10, 2024 10:15 AM (V5BDR)

214
187 > I think the sticking point is how you get rid of both the meat puppet and Wille Browns Side Piece without it being too obvious what the junta is doing.
___________

Simply put, they waited too long. The iceberg is now 100 feet in front of the ship and they're still arguing about whether to slow down or not. They no longer have any choices, because the time when those choices could have been made has passed

The nominee in November is either going to be Biden or Harris, and it doesn't really matter which. It's too late for any other choices; dems guaranteed that by destroying their primary process.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 10, 2024 10:15 AM (S6gqv)

215 Prayers for all!

Posted by: Mick at February 10, 2024 10:16 AM (sVc11)

216 Prayers for the Horde's spoken and unspoken needs, may His will be done.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at February 10, 2024 10:16 AM (aicAN)

217 You should the night with pina coladas and The Getaway Song.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 10, 2024 10:16 AM (+3UD9)

218 >>I find it surprising Garland isn't on Team Biden. I suppose loyalty to the Party is stronger with leftits progs.

Even more odd that very close Obama confidant and Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco is almost never mentioned.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 10, 2024 10:17 AM (LkLld)

219 I find it surprising Garland isn't on Team Biden. I suppose loyalty to the Party is stronger with leftits progs.
Posted by: Ripley at February 10, 2024 10:13 AM (PTDkx)


Garland has to do something. Anything. He is going after fraud on the NY Housing Authority but I expect there is a limit to what he can ignore. He may also have little control over a special prosecutor.

Also, if the special prosecutor can be shown to be influenced by the Administration, then there is no value in a prosecutor except as a modern day Office of the Inquisition

Posted by: Kindltot - Erehwon is closed for re-formatting at February 10, 2024 10:17 AM (D7oie)

220 Good morning fellow reprobates.
About to indulge in a second cup of coffee and decide what to have for breakfast. Warm but grey here today. Trying to decide if I can risk a long walk. Really appreciated the advice I got on the gainzzz thread yesterday.
I truly love this place.❤️

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 10, 2024 10:17 AM (t/2Uw)

221 Simply put, they waited too long. The iceberg is now 100 feet in front of the ship and they're still arguing about whether to slow down or not. They no longer have any choices, because the time when those choices could have been made has passed

The nominee in November is either going to be Biden or Harris, and it doesn't really matter which. It's too late for any other choices; dems guaranteed that by destroying their primary process.


We shall see.

Posted by: That guy who always thinks we shall see at February 10, 2024 10:17 AM (CsUN+)

222 Democrats always have the New Jersey option of suddenly dropping in a replacement candidate.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 10, 2024 10:17 AM (+3UD9)

223 "You should the night with pina coladas and The Getaway Song.
Posted by: Anna Puma"

More likely it will be "Dancing Fool".

Posted by: fd at February 10, 2024 10:17 AM (vFG9F)

224 You should the night with pina coladas and The Getaway Song.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 10, 2024 10:16 AM (+3UD9)
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Fun fact: the B side of that single is "Him," which about the singer being cheated on.

They patch it up, but she cheats anyway...

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 10, 2024 10:18 AM (llXky)

225 I have coffee and home made cookies...nyah.

Posted by: BignJames at February 10, 2024 10:18 AM (AwYPR)

226 202 Morning.

I'm at a truck stop in Denton, Texas. It's raining. I gotta pee. I don't want to have to get up.

Is there anyone in the area that can bring me a coffee and a jug?
Posted by: Robert at February 10, 2024 10:10 AM (Z2yLo)

You don't own a 12v coffee maker?
You don't carry extra jugs?

Hmmm.......

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Thawed Out Tundra at February 10, 2024 10:18 AM (aA3+G)

227 Just an observation from the fever swamps: I stumbled into a video about Biden blaming Trump for the border problems on the USA Today YouTube channel. USA Today comments on their print articles on Yahoo are reliably lefty, sometimes with no opposition.

That YouTube video's comments read like the somebody fired up the Horde into wood chipper mode. It warmed the deep black cockles of my heart. Biden's biggest asset right now is that the election isn't right now.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at February 10, 2024 10:18 AM (z+89e)

228 Democrats always have the New Jersey option of suddenly dropping in a replacement candidate.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 10, 2024 10:17 AM (+3UD9)
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The Torricelli Option worked because there was only one available alternative and New Jersey is hopelessly corrupt.

There is no consensus replacement. That's why Biden remains where he is.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 10, 2024 10:19 AM (llXky)

229 Thanks for this Thread, MisHum !

Posted by: JT at February 10, 2024 10:19 AM (T4tVD)

230 The commies all hate each other. That's the way it is.

All for power and money.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at February 10, 2024 10:19 AM (R4t5M)

231 We have cauliflower rice every once in a while. It's bland, like white rice and needs seasonings. Or something.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 10, 2024 10:20 AM (Q4IgG)

232 Democrats always have the New Jersey option of suddenly dropping in a replacement candidate.
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 10, 2024 10:17 AM (+3UD9)


Yes, but what will they run on?

"Vote Papoon! NOT INSANE" is a hard message to sell without a lot of prep.

Posted by: Kindltot - Erehwon is closed for re-formatting at February 10, 2024 10:20 AM (D7oie)

233 > "The only problem with his age is that she's black."

Wait.... isn't the choice of the Democrat's presidential nominee entirely up to... the Democrats?

Are they saying their own voters are teh raciss?

(of course we all know that they are racist as fuck, but I'm not sure I've ever seen them admit it before)

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 10, 2024 10:20 AM (W5ArC)

234 Seems a few, very few, junta admin are beginning to turn:
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The head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says sanctuary cities are "inherently unsafe." That puts him at odds with the White House, which has repeatedly defended Democrat-controlled cities that harbor illegal aliens.

"Sanctuary jurisdictions are inherently more unsafe because they’re letting these individuals out who have serious convictions," acting ICE director Patrick Lechleitner said in a Friday interview with Fox News.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 10, 2024 10:21 AM (Q4IgG)

235 > There is no consensus replacement. That's why Biden remains where he is.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 10, 2024 10:19 AM (llXky)

Not even the Dems like Commie Lay. Remember that last time she was forced to withdraw from the primary race without winning a single delegate.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 10, 2024 10:22 AM (W5ArC)

236 They are getting, a little, desperate. The negative polling was supposed to signal something to them. It hasn't. Or it's being ignored. Negative coverage of the illegals and foreign nationals flooding the country hasn't made an impression on the junta either. The various propaganda outlets are beginning to wonder about sloe joe's dementia.

The list goes on...
Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 10, 2024 10:04 AM (Q4IgG)

Somewhere in America, a swan's egg is cracking, and as the feathers become visible, the daddy swan is wondering what kind of bird his wife has been f**king.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 10, 2024 10:22 AM (OvPfp)

237 What kind of musician can always capture a dog's attention?

....

A Wrapper!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 10, 2024 10:22 AM (9UlRk)

238 I](of course we all know that they are racist as fuck, but I'm not sure I've ever seen them admit it before)
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 10, 2024 10:20 AM (W5ArC)

They admit their racism all the time, but they are oblivious to it. Like when they think browner folks can't function in life without a white savior.

Posted by: Emmie at February 10, 2024 10:24 AM (Sf2cq)

239 What kind of musician can always capture a dog's attention?

....

A Wrapper!
Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 10, 2024 10:22 AM (9UlRk)

LOL !!!

Posted by: JT at February 10, 2024 10:25 AM (T4tVD)

240 211 I'm looking forward to asking Mrs fd at the end of the night "Your place or mine?"
Posted by: fd at February 10, 2024 10:14 AM (vFG9F)

; )

Posted by: m at February 10, 2024 10:26 AM (npwPn)

241 "Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up."

James 4:7-10

Posted by: Marcus T at February 10, 2024 10:26 AM (MJIed)

242 @228

>>There is no consensus replacement. That's why Biden remains where he is.

Sure but, the situation calls for getting rid of both the President and VP, I mean you Spiro Agnew Kamala and 25th amendment the meat puppet or do a Scalia pillow incident, but I just don't think there is enough time to do all of that and it not be obvious.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 10, 2024 10:26 AM (PpVVj)

243 Emerald Robinson reports the head of US Border Patrol in Texas resigned last night.

Posted by: DanMan at February 10, 2024 10:27 AM (8uzBS)

244 President Joe will soon be gone and we will have
President Kanela. President Kanela will serve the remainder of Joe's term but will be primaried/backroomed out of the 2024 candidacy.

Harris will have attained the title of President and all of the perks for the rest of her life. That will satisfy her. The Dems will pick
the candidate they want and that will *satisfy them.


*we all understand that Dems are insatiable and cannot be satisfied

Posted by: Braenyard at February 10, 2024 10:27 AM (M4QYv)

245 > You don't carry extra jugs?

Remember when there was a cheap-ass wine that actually used the "Jug" brand name? Marketed to people who thought Boone's Farm Strawberry Hill was "the good stuff".

"Pass the jug. But don't pee in it until it's empty."

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 10, 2024 10:27 AM (W5ArC)

246 Just popped in for a minute to update.
Wife's funeral was Wed and went well. Good attendance, lots and lots of family and friends. Thank you all for your prayers.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at February 10, 2024 10:27 AM (ynpvh)

247 I find it surprising Garland isn't on Team Biden. I suppose loyalty to the Party is stronger with leftits progs.
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Even more odd that very close Obama confidant and Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco is almost never mentioned.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 10, 2024 10:17 AM (LkLld)

Whattttt??? Are you suggesting that old fart is just a figurehead himself? That the power behind the power behind the face is.... hidden from view?

Brand was playing vid of Bobama, when his term was coming to an end, and he was asked if it was possible for him to have a third term, would he want it.

The silly gay narcissist smiled his smile, and said he would like to be the person in the basement, watching the figurehead, who had an earpiece in his ear, so he could tell the figurehead what to do, without having to deal with the spotlight.

You mean like they did to you for 8 years? And now you think YOU are capable of that? What a narcissist you are, a silly gay narcissist.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 10, 2024 10:28 AM (XUp8e)

248 224 You should the night with pina coladas and The Getaway Song.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 10, 2024 10:16 AM (+3UD9)
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Fun fact: the B side of that single is "Him," which about the singer being cheated on.

They patch it up, but she cheats anyway...
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 10, 2024 10:18 AM (llXky)

Oh, man, I hadn't thought of that song in ... a while.

Posted by: m at February 10, 2024 10:28 AM (npwPn)

249 Just popped in for a minute to update.
Wife's funeral was Wed and went well. Good attendance, lots and lots of family and friends. Thank you all for your prayers.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at February 10, 2024 10:27 AM (ynpvh)

Be well, Jim.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at February 10, 2024 10:29 AM (R4t5M)

250 We love you, Jim!

Posted by: Emmie at February 10, 2024 10:29 AM (Sf2cq)

251 227 Just an observation from the fever swamps: I stumbled into a video about Biden blaming Trump for the border problems on the USA Today YouTube channel. USA Today comments on their print articles on Yahoo are reliably lefty, sometimes with no opposition.

That YouTube video's comments read like the somebody fired up the Horde into wood chipper mode. It warmed the deep black cockles of my heart. Biden's biggest asset right now is that the election isn't right now.
Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at February 10, 2024 10:18 AM (z+89e)

Nice!

Posted by: m at February 10, 2024 10:30 AM (npwPn)

252 I agree they won't want Commie Lay, but their bench isn't very deep. Little Boy BlewSome is about it, as far as candidates anyone could take seriously. "Klobber" Klobuchar might run again, I suppose.

Gabbard is the one who would be most likely to win, IMO, but the party insiders hate her almost as much as the Republican insiders hate Trump.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 10, 2024 10:30 AM (W5ArC)

253 Just popped in for a minute to update.
Wife's funeral was Wed and went well. Good attendance, lots and lots of family and friends. Thank you all for your prayers.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at February 10, 2024 10:27 AM (ynpvh)

They never tell you what a nuisance it is to deal with all the flowers afterwards. Hopefully someone took care of that for you.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 10, 2024 10:31 AM (XUp8e)

254 Thanks Marcus !

Posted by: JT at February 10, 2024 10:31 AM (T4tVD)

255 a couple of days ago, I realized I've been spending too much time in here getting away from dealing with all I still need to do.

Ace's remonstration a few days ago which quoted a comment I posted (as CBD put it, an anodyne comment), although perhaps not aimed at me intentionally, was enough of an impetus to remind me of that. I need to spend more time in reality cleaning up those messes and less time in here, at least for the next few months. I'll still lurk occasionally for the news, but won't have time for the commentary (as much fun and enjoyment it brought, and how much I enjoyed injecting humor into your days).

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at February 10, 2024 10:32 AM (ynpvh)

256 Gabbard is the one who would be most likely to win, IMO, but the party insiders hate her almost as much as the Republican insiders hate Trump.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 10, 2024 10:30 AM (W5ArC)

Tulsi Gabbard? Are you serious?

Posted by: BignJames at February 10, 2024 10:32 AM (AwYPR)

257 Hang in there, Jim. It never goes away, really, but you do learn to live with it. Fifteen years for me.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 10, 2024 10:32 AM (W5ArC)

258 My kid this morning as I was making coffee: dad you're like one of those millennial moms with a shirt that says "No Talking Before Coffee". lol

Posted by: Montec at February 10, 2024 10:33 AM (bWsRe)

259 241 "Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up."

James 4:7-10
Posted by: Marcus T at February 10, 2024 10:26 AM (MJIed)

Thank you, Marcus T.

Posted by: m at February 10, 2024 10:33 AM (npwPn)

260 In 2016, Gabbard was the only Dem candidate that didn't skeeve me out. If I had to vote Dem, I would vote for her.

Posted by: Emmie at February 10, 2024 10:33 AM (Sf2cq)

261 > Tulsi Gabbard? Are you serious?

Completely. She has some cross-party appeal. And not just sex appeal.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 10, 2024 10:33 AM (W5ArC)

262 Sure but, the situation calls for getting rid of both the President and VP, I mean you Spiro Agnew Kamala and 25th amendment the meat puppet or do a Scalia pillow incident, but I just don't think there is enough time to do all of that and it not be obvious.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 10, 2024 10:26 AM (PpVVj)

I think it's reasonable to assume the latest developments are indicators they're gearing up to get rid of him. But her... that's a harder task, and may need to get done first.

Yeah, they're in a sticky situation, and I don't mind at all that nothing they try is going to be easy... and probably won't work. Including leaving those two idiots in place.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 10, 2024 10:33 AM (XUp8e)

263 *Simply put, they waited too long. The iceberg is now 100 feet in front of the ship and they're still arguing about whether to slow down or not. They no longer have any choices, because the time when those choices could have been made has passed.*

That's a shame.

Posted by: In my best Seinfeld voice at February 10, 2024 10:33 AM (NBVIP)

264 >>The nominee in November is either going to be Biden or Harris, and it doesn't really matter which. It's too late for any other choices; dems guaranteed that by destroying their primary process.

If the last decade has taught me anything it is that there is no steps the left won't take to get and retain power. They have some delicate decisions to make particularly when it comes to Kamala but they aren't going to nothing. They could solve the Kamala problem with Newsom since they can't run a President and VP from the same state. It would be ugly but there is at least a logic to it if they can get Kamala to play along with some nice parting gifts.

If they can't fix their candidate issue they will fix the election. To do that they will need a big event like the China virus in 2020.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 10, 2024 10:34 AM (LkLld)

265 Tulsi Gabbard? Are you serious?
Posted by: BignJames at February 10, 2024 10:32 AM (AwYPR)


Her and RFKJr are not smeared with Covid, Ukraine, the border and the inflation.

Posted by: Kindltot - Erehwon is closed for re-formatting at February 10, 2024 10:34 AM (D7oie)

266 Emerald Robinson reports the head of US Border Patrol in Texas resigned last night.

Posted by: DanMan at February 10, 2024 10:27 AM (8uzBS)
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And so it begins...

Posted by: That Guy Who Always Thinks It's Beginning at February 10, 2024 10:35 AM (llXky)

267 I gotta pee. I don't want to have to get up.

Is there anyone in the area that can bring me a coffee and a jug?
Posted by: Robert
___________

Trucker Bombs. Plastic milk jugs filled with piss on the side of the freeway.

Posted by: Biff Pocoroba at February 10, 2024 10:35 AM (Dm8we)

268 This isn't goodbye. It's merely a hiatus, a sabattical. Not to a more soothing place or activity, but the necessary ones. Until we chat again, my friends.

Good luck, pray for deliverance, and keep your powder dry.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at February 10, 2024 10:35 AM (ynpvh)

269 getting rid of both the President and VP, I mean you Spiro Agnew Kamala and 25th amendment the meat puppet or do a Scalia pillow incident, but I just don't think there is enough time to do all of that and it not be obvious.
Posted by: Thomas Bender

There is a partial way it could be done, if Biden is onboard. Shortly before the Dem convention, Biden has to announce a diagnosis of Alzheimers, cancer, or some other medical issue, and he's doing the noble sacrifice for the good of the nation and not running for reelection.

He ALSO has to announce, that while he doesn't get to automatically determine his replacement, he urges the party delegates to choose candidate X (not Kamala). Has to be woman and/or person of color, with some kind of international diplomacy experience. Justify it as needing an expert on international affairs due to global events, but Kamala can stay onboard as VP due to her "expert experience" in domestic affairs. A dream tag team!

Posted by: Moron Analyst at February 10, 2024 10:35 AM (JCZqz)

270 I'll still lurk occasionally for the news, but won't have time for the commentary (as much fun and enjoyment it brought, and how much I enjoyed injecting humor into your days).
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at February 10, 2024 10:32 AM (ynpvh)

Do what's best for you and those close to you. We'll be here... IF ACE HASN'T BANNED US ALL, THAT IS!!!!

Posted by: BurtTC at February 10, 2024 10:36 AM (XUp8e)

271 Now that I think on it, I would vote Gabbard before I would vote Haley.

Posted by: Emmie at February 10, 2024 10:36 AM (Sf2cq)

272 > Her and RFKJr are not smeared with Covid, Ukraine, the border and the inflation.
Posted by: Kindltot - Erehwon is closed for re-formatting at February 10, 2024 10:34 AM (D7oie)

Yeah, RFKJr would be another option.

I don't think either of them would be likely to win the general election. I do think that they wouldn't get curbstomped nearly as hard as Dopey Joe and the Ho are likely to.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 10, 2024 10:37 AM (W5ArC)

273 So White House social media accounts have been posting daily about how wonderful Kamala is since the day before the report about Biden being senile dropped. Not sure if they’re actually going with her or just trying to butter her up ahead of Big Mike taking over.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 10, 2024 10:37 AM (FD5dr)

274 Her and RFKJr are not smeared with Covid, Ukraine, the border and the inflation.

Posted by: Kindltot - Erehwon is closed for re-formatting at February 10, 2024 10:34 AM (D7oie)
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They are more centerist, which is why they have been pushed aside. And Team Kamala will never forgive Gabbard for destroying her.

I'm thinking strategic plane crashes. Ron Brown.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 10, 2024 10:37 AM (llXky)

275 Teach your children and grandchildren to read, reason and factually argue. For the enemy is not rooted in anything righteous or good. It is created from false promises, mendacity and demonstrably evil ends. Their evil cannot withstand being exposed to the sunlight of Truth. It is their weakness and our salvation. Don't ever forget it.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 10, 2024 10:38 AM (MJIed)

276 > 271 Now that I think on it, I would vote Gabbard before I would vote Haley.
Posted by: Emmie at February 10, 2024 10:36 AM (Sf2cq)

I would vote Stalin before I would vote Haley.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 10, 2024 10:38 AM (W5ArC)

277 Completely. She has some cross-party appeal. And not just sex appeal.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 10, 2024 10:33 AM (W5ArC)

Dims wouldn't vote for her....she's on Fox.

Posted by: BignJames at February 10, 2024 10:38 AM (AwYPR)

278 I can be there in 18 hours, can you hold it?
Posted by: Kindltot - Erehwon is closed for re-formatting at February 10, 2024 10:13 AM (D7oie)

*Crosses legs*

*Teeth start chattering*

Posted by: Robert at February 10, 2024 10:38 AM (N1c9F)

279 Her and RFKJr are not smeared with Covid, Ukraine, the border and the inflation.
Posted by: Kindltot - Erehwon is closed for re-formatting at February 10, 2024 10:34 AM (D7oie)

And both publicly left the party.

Would they go back, if asked? Who knows, but I don't think either is welcome anymore.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 10, 2024 10:38 AM (XUp8e)

280 I don't think either of them would be likely to win the general election. I do think that they wouldn't get curbstomped nearly as hard as Dopey Joe and the Ho are likely to.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 10, 2024 10:37 AM (W5ArC)


There has been some musing on RFKJr/Gabbard ticket, but it is just gassing as far as I can tell.

Posted by: Kindltot - Erehwon is closed for re-formatting at February 10, 2024 10:38 AM (D7oie)

281 On PredictIt the Biden slide seems to have stopped. He's at 70 to win the DNC. Was at 86 on Wednesday.

Posted by: Montec at February 10, 2024 10:38 AM (bWsRe)

282 I sure as Hell not voting for Rechtenwald.

Posted by: Kindltot - Erehwon is closed for re-formatting at February 10, 2024 10:39 AM (D7oie)

283 Kyrsten Sinema

Posted by: m at February 10, 2024 10:39 AM (npwPn)

284
There is no consensus replacement. That's why Biden remains where he is.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 10, 2024 10:19 AM (llXky)

The dreams of coming up with a different candidate all depend on the fantasy of the Dem convention agreeing on a replacement and everyone else falling in line. I think that is a ridiculous assumption.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 10, 2024 10:39 AM (S6gqv)

285 > Not sure if they’re actually going with her or just trying to butter her up ahead of Big Mike taking over.

That is never going to happen. She's far too lazy to get up at 5:00 AM to deal with the latest crisis in Outer Jackoffistan.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 10, 2024 10:39 AM (W5ArC)

286 Gabbard is the one who would be most likely to win, IMO, but the party insiders hate her almost as much as the Republican insiders hate Trump.

Not just the insiders. Much of the base views her as a traitor. Not being "tainted" by COVID makes her a hard "no" to COVIDIANS, a core Dem constituency. There's also some weird "she's a Putin puppet" feelings about her.

Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at February 10, 2024 10:40 AM (JCZqz)

287 Man, a lot of sad stuff to see around the group. Sorry for your losses and prayers up. Gonna have a cry now.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 10, 2024 10:40 AM (mLYAw)

288 And both publicly left the party.

Would they go back, if asked? Who knows, but I don't think either is welcome anymore.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 10, 2024 10:38 AM (XUp8e)


"the party left me, and it left you too. Let's take back what is ours"

Posted by: Kindltot - Erehwon is closed for re-formatting at February 10, 2024 10:40 AM (D7oie)

289 I would vote Stalin before I would vote Haley.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 10, 2024 10:38 AM (W5ArC)

That's easy. He's dead.

Why not bypass her and go straight to the source: Winnie the Xi.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 10, 2024 10:40 AM (XUp8e)

290 > 283 Kyrsten Sinema
Posted by: m at February 10, 2024 10:39 AM (npwPn)

The idea of Sinema and Gabbard together brings...thoughts...to mind.

The porn title writes itself: "Running Mates".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 10, 2024 10:41 AM (W5ArC)

291 >>There has been some musing on RFKJr/Gabbard ticket, but it is just gassing as far as I can tell.

The DNC just launched a complaint against RFK Jr. to try and get him off the ticket. He's liberal on a bunch of issues but he is completely off the reservation when it comes to the virus and particularly the CIA.

They will never run him.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 10, 2024 10:41 AM (LkLld)

292 Put me in coach!

Posted by: Marianne Williamson at February 10, 2024 10:41 AM (NBVIP)

293 > That's easy. He's dead.

That's not a problem.

Posted by: Chicago Voting Official at February 10, 2024 10:41 AM (W5ArC)

294 "the party left me, and it left you too. Let's take back what is ours"
Posted by: Kindltot - Erehwon is closed for re-formatting at February 10, 2024 10:40 AM (D7oie)

That might work, if it was up to voters.

It's not up to voters. "Our democracy" is decided by the oligarchs.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 10, 2024 10:41 AM (XUp8e)

295 If any of you wish to email me, you can at an email I set up for the only SoCal MoMe I hosted (small affair, good people):

sandiego_socal_meet at hotmail (you know the ending)

Because Microsoft has f'd up things with hotmail and other accounts it runs so I can't use Mozilla to send emails anymore, I'll have to log in online, which is a pain, so I might be a bit slow in responding, if I can remember the damned password. Bye for now.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at February 10, 2024 10:42 AM (ynpvh)

296 The dreams of coming up with a different candidate all depend on the fantasy of the Dem convention agreeing on a replacement and everyone else falling in line. I think that is a ridiculous assumption.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 10, 2024 10:39 AM (S6gqv)
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Correct.

The GOP is more cohesive and I think Darth Sanctis would be a consensus replacement for Trump should the left's fever fantasies about assassination come true (which itself might start a civil war - it did in Spain).

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 10, 2024 10:42 AM (llXky)

297 On PredictIt the Biden slide seems to have stopped. He's at 70 to win the DNC. Was at 86 on Wednesday.
Posted by: Montec
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He's down to 62.8 on the RCP averages of betting sites. Big Mike up to 14.

Posted by: Biff Pocoroba at February 10, 2024 10:42 AM (Dm8we)

298 ‘The cows at night,
don’t want to fight.
Tipping’ the cows of Texas!’

Posted by: Eromero at February 10, 2024 10:43 AM (+1qW5)

299 300

Posted by: m at February 10, 2024 10:43 AM (npwPn)

300 300!

Posted by: m at February 10, 2024 10:43 AM (npwPn)

301 @269

>>A dream tag team!

I don't think that can pass constitutional muster.

There are only two options, Kamala becomes President or Kamala steps down as well once a VP is named and then the Vp ascends to President and they pick a vp.

It's a clown world game of musical chairs but that's the only path, to swapping both out.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 10, 2024 10:43 AM (PpVVj)

302 yayyyyy

Posted by: m at February 10, 2024 10:44 AM (npwPn)

303 >>>>They never tell you what a nuisance it is to deal with all the flowers afterwards. Hopefully someone took care of that for you.

Posted by: BurtTC
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Take them home and plant them.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 10, 2024 10:44 AM (M4QYv)

304 That is never going to happen. She's far too lazy to get up at 5:00 AM to deal with the latest crisis in Outer Jackoffistan.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 10, 2024 10:39 AM (W5ArC)
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That is correct. She hated being in the White House and pretending to like Barry. Now she can live her best life and he can have all the gay sex he wants.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 10, 2024 10:44 AM (llXky)

305 There are only two options, Kamala becomes President or Kamala steps down as well once a VP is named and then the Vp ascends to President and they pick a vp.

It's a clown world game of musical chairs but that's the only path, to swapping both out.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 10, 2024 10:43 AM (PpVVj)

They invented Turbo Cancer for a reason. They could give her that.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 10, 2024 10:45 AM (XUp8e)

306 That might work, if it was up to voters.
It's not up to voters. "Our democracy" is decided by the oligarchs.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 10, 2024 10:41 AM (XUp8e)


It is not, but, now imagine you are a Democrat or Nevertrump, and faced with the Trump/Biden choice and there is RFKJr as the third party.

It isn't a blackswan, but it is probably a sooty seagull

Posted by: Kindltot - Erehwon is closed for re-formatting at February 10, 2024 10:45 AM (D7oie)

307
The DNC just launched a complaint against RFK Jr. to try and get him off the ticket. He's liberal on a bunch of issues but he is completely off the reservation when it comes to the virus and particularly the CIA.

They will never run him.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 10, 2024 10:41 AM


To me replacing Biden with RFK Jr is the ONLY chance they have. He's gonna steal at least 8 points from whoever the (D)'s plant at the top. But like you say, slim chance that Deep State allows it.

::crocodile tears ::

Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 10, 2024 10:45 AM (nIvob)

308 155 Kamala was my City attorney before she was D.A. and she was bot spectacular. Mediocre I would say.

She sucked ass as D.A. got the whole soft-on-crime gestalt rolling.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 10, 2024 09:50 AM (RIvkX)

Yep-she's a mediocre and lazy lawyer -at best. The only reason she got anywhere is because she was screwing Willie and was nominally a minority (which makes it doubly ridiculous that she now claims she's suffered because of her color). And IMO, she most likely lost the AG election but for some shenanigans - I remember Cooley being way in the lead and then somehow- poof! Kamalalalal ding dong pulled it out (TWSS).

Posted by: LASue at February 10, 2024 10:46 AM (bLe0J)

309 There are only two options, Kamala becomes President or Kamala steps down as well once a VP is named and then the Vp ascends to President and they pick a vp.

It's a clown world game of musical chairs but that's the only path, to swapping both out.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 10, 2024 10:43 AM (PpVVj)
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The replacement VP has to pass the House, further complicating things.

MOAR CHAOSS!!!

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 10, 2024 10:46 AM (llXky)

310 Big Mike up to 14.

Posted by: Biff Pocoroba at February 10, 2024 10:42 AM (Dm8we)

Big Mike is a scary, concerning thought...we know how stupid the dim electorate is.

Posted by: BignJames at February 10, 2024 10:46 AM (AwYPR)

311 >>The dreams of coming up with a different candidate all depend on the fantasy of the Dem convention agreeing on a replacement and everyone else falling in line. I think that is a ridiculous assumption.

We're in ridiculous times. Biden's corruption not just his senility is becoming a real problem. Nobody would believe Harris could beat Trump, she's not even liked by her own party.

Joe Biden was a ridiculous candidate in 2020. He sat in his basement and mumbled a Zoom campaign and completely reversed himself on essentially every position he held for 40 years in the Senate.

They would rally around a replacement who would agree to carry the Party banner and who could at least be passed off as plausible.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 10, 2024 10:46 AM (LkLld)

312 *if it was up to voters.*

That's cute.

Posted by: Dominion Systems at February 10, 2024 10:47 AM (NBVIP)

313 Take them home and plant them.
Posted by: Braenyard at February 10, 2024 10:44 AM (M4QYv)

Most people don't give plantable flowers and plants.

And even if they did, unless you live at Versailles, there isn't enough room.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 10, 2024 10:47 AM (XUp8e)

314 I look forward to RFK Jr. pulling votes from the Dem candidate.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 10, 2024 10:47 AM (M4QYv)

315 I would vote Stalin before I would vote Haley.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 10, 2024 10:38 AM (W5ArC)

That's easy. He's dead.

_____

Pffft, like being alive is a requirement to win an election.
- Mel Carnahan

Posted by: Montec at February 10, 2024 10:48 AM (bWsRe)

316 They would rally around a replacement who would agree to carry the Party banner and who could at least be passed off as plausible.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 10, 2024 10:46 AM (LkLld)
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But who would hold the strings?! That's the problem. The current power sharing agreement isn't holding, and it's hard to come up with one that will.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 10, 2024 10:48 AM (llXky)

317 Your work on Spain appears more and more prescient by the day, AHL. And I've been arguing this week that while the Dem Party appears strong on the surface, they are more like Tito's Yugoslavia a few days before the old man slipped into his final coma.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 10, 2024 10:49 AM (S6gqv)

318 It is not, but, now imagine you are a Democrat or Nevertrump, and faced with the Trump/Biden choice and there is RFKJr as the third party.

It isn't a blackswan, but it is probably a sooty seagull
Posted by: Kindltot - Erehwon is closed for re-formatting at February 10, 2024 10:45 AM (D7oie)

The Deep State decides.

RFK is almost as neverkennedy as Trump is nevertrump.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 10, 2024 10:49 AM (XUp8e)

319 The porn title writes itself: "Running Mates".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgi

The Oval Orifice.

Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at February 10, 2024 10:49 AM (JCZqz)

320 He's down to 62.8 on the RCP averages of betting sites. Big Mike up to 14.
Posted by: Biff Pocoroba at February 10, 2024 10:42 AM (Dm8we)

She worries me, but like the guy from the WH said, she has no interest in the job (because it's an actual job that could require some work).

Posted by: LASue at February 10, 2024 10:49 AM (bLe0J)

321 He's dead, Jim.

Posted by: Dr. McCoy at February 10, 2024 10:50 AM (NBVIP)

322 Kyrsten Sinema
Posted by: m

Not only no, hell no.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at February 10, 2024 10:50 AM (aicAN)

323 You can't just swap out the current president at the convention put a new one in their place that isn't the current Vp.

That's not how this works, it's not how any of this works.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 10, 2024 10:50 AM (PpVVj)

324
I look forward to RFK Jr. pulling votes from the Dem candidate.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 10, 2024 10:47 AM


There's a tradition of American voters 'protest' voting - even for someone with zero chance of winning. It's the (D)'s turn.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 10, 2024 10:50 AM (nIvob)

325 MSNBC had one of those "common man" panel things. It was black dudes in a barbershop (Do black people ever hang out anywhere other than a barbershop??). Anyway, one young guy said something like with Trump we had money, with Biden we're broke. That's really all that matters.

Posted by: Montec at February 10, 2024 10:51 AM (bWsRe)

326 >>>>
And even if they did, unless you live at Versailles, there isn't enough room.

Posted by: BurtTC
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Mom had pot plants from every funeral. She didn't intend it to be a memorial (funeral plants are usually quality plants) but as one admired them she could tell you from whose funeral each plant came from. When she passed, her collection of pot plants were valued at about $5,000.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 10, 2024 10:52 AM (M4QYv)

327 Anyone who thinks that Hillary is going to allow Kamala to be the first woman president is smoking weapons-grade hashish.

Not.

Gonna.

Happen.

She'll meet Ron Brown's travel agent first.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 10, 2024 10:52 AM (llXky)

328 Too bad they can't do anything to improve the sound of RFK Jr.'s voice.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at February 10, 2024 10:52 AM (NBVIP)

329 We're in ridiculous times. Biden's corruption not just his senility is becoming a real problem. Nobody would believe Harris could beat Trump, she's not even liked by her own party.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 10, 2024 10:46 AM (LkLld)

It's been years, so I don't remember the names, but back when the football Cardinals were in St. Louis, Bill Bidwill owned the team. Everyone in town would be speculating at who he'd pick with his first rounder "we need a QB, no you have to shore up the line first, what about getting the best possible athlete." And so on and so forth.

Then draft day would come, and Bidwill would pick somebody no one ever heard of.

Everyone here are superfans, and Bidwill is going to make his choice. Everything we speculate on between now and draft day, we're going to be wrong.

That's the one thing we know for sure.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 10, 2024 10:52 AM (XUp8e)

330 How could Joe survive a convention unless they have a bed for him when he can rest until he's required to appear.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 10, 2024 10:53 AM (zssUw)

331 It wasn't all that long ago people presumed the long knives were out for Harris because of all the negative publicity. Her issues with keeping staff onboard. Friction with *biden's people. And so on.

Now there's fawning coverage.

Yea, the Democrats are screwed. But not as bad as we are.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 10, 2024 10:53 AM (Q4IgG)

332 That's the one thing we know for sure.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 10, 2024 10:52 AM (XUp8e)
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Yes, but it is fun to argue.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 10, 2024 10:53 AM (llXky)

333 Ed Driscoll quotes from a piece from Jesse Walker at the Atlantic...

https://instapundit.com/631384/

Conspiracy theories about the music industry come in many flavors. A century ago, to give one of the uglier examples, Henry Ford’s Dearborn Independent claimed that a “Jewish combine” was suppressing gentile music and promoting jazz. “Popular music is a Jewish monopoly,” the paper declared in 1921. “Jazz is a Jewish creation. The mush, the slush, the sly suggestion, the abandoned sensuousness of sliding notes, are of Jewish origin.”

Two thoughts.

1. Amazing that in a century we went from "Everything I hate is Jewish" to "Everything I hate is Hitler."
B. I wonder what Ford would have said about Heavy Metal?

Posted by: Robert at February 10, 2024 10:54 AM (Tldho)

334 @327

>>Too bad they can't do anything to improve the sound of RFK Jr.'s voice.

If he had a normal voice, he would probably be the next president of the United States.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 10, 2024 10:54 AM (PpVVj)

335 Watch what an adversary does, not what they say.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 10, 2024 10:55 AM (MJIed)

336 The New Nevergiveup Granddaughter arrived last night at 6:32 PM. Mom and Baby are fantastic

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 10, 2024 10:55 AM (PQ4m2)

337 Big Mike is such a racist she loathes the White House.
Russia wouldn't take her if she sought asylum.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 10, 2024 10:56 AM (M4QYv)

338 >>But who would hold the strings?! That's the problem. The current power sharing agreement isn't holding, and it's hard to come up with one that will.

I think sometimes we focus too much on a single person like Obama being a puppet master instead of viewing it more like a living organism with many centers of power focused on mostly common goals but with individual goals as well.

The seeds for where we are in Ukraine right now didn't start with Obama or even W. They go back a lot further to the fall of the Wall and the move to refocus NATO. One of the key architects of that was Dick Cheney. Cheney was also the guy who consolidated our bioweapons research under a single bureaucrat named Anthony Fauci. In every successive administration on both sides of the aisle those positions only got hardened.

The uniparty and the deep state are very real.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 10, 2024 10:56 AM (LkLld)

339 The New Nevergiveup Granddaughter arrived last night at 6:32 PM. Mom and Baby are fantastic

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 10, 2024 10:55 AM (PQ4m2)
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Congrats!

on that note, time to get going.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 10, 2024 10:56 AM (llXky)

340 You can't just swap out the current president at the convention put a new one in their place that isn't the current Vp.

That's not how this works, it's not how any of this works.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 10, 2024 10:50 AM (PpVVj)

This is 2024. All those things are from the past.

We won't know how this works until they show us.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 10, 2024 10:56 AM (XUp8e)

341 Music is a joyous gift once you unwrap it and throw the rappers away.

Posted by: Amirite at February 10, 2024 10:57 AM (NBVIP)

342 334 @327

>>Too bad they can't do anything to improve the sound of RFK Jr.'s voice.

If he had a normal voice, he would probably be the next president of the United States.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 10, 2024 10:54 AM (PpVVj)

Eh. If you listen to him speak for a few minutes it's not a big deal and quickly it's not even a thing.

Posted by: Montec at February 10, 2024 10:57 AM (bWsRe)

343 Salutations happy grandpa', glad the kids are doing well.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 10, 2024 10:57 AM (M4QYv)

344 Update on me Grandkid.
It was a nickle. It's out and he is fine. No restrictions.
He did however tell his mom when it happened it was a quarter.
Gonna have to work on that.


Thank you all for the prayer and well wishes.

Posted by: Reforger at February 10, 2024 10:58 AM (WgLFi)

345 Anyone who thinks that Hillary is going to allow Kamala to be the first woman president is smoking weapons-grade hashish.

Kamala, babes....we need to talk! I have a bunch of important advice to give you on how to become the president! We should meet late at night, though, to avoid the press and gossip. How's 1am at Fort Marcy Park work for you?

Posted by: Hillary at February 10, 2024 10:58 AM (JCZqz)

346 He's got his grandma' vocal chord genes.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 10, 2024 10:58 AM (M4QYv)

347 Watch what an adversary does, not what they say.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 10, 2024 10:55 AM (MJIed)

Sound advice.

Posted by: BignJames at February 10, 2024 10:58 AM (AwYPR)

348 Too bad they can't do anything to improve the sound of RFK Jr.'s voice.
Posted by: Quarter Twenty at February 10, 2024 10:52 AM (NBVIP)

No thank you. If his voice wasn't messed up, he'd prolly talk more.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 10, 2024 10:58 AM (XUp8e)

349 🐉🐲🏮🎉🧧

Posted by: runner at February 10, 2024 10:59 AM (V13WU)

350 Anyone who thinks that Hillary is going to allow Kamala to be the first woman president is smoking weapons-grade hashish.

___

The Clintons are long gone as influencers of Dem politics. She's a two time loser, and he's decrepit. And all their minions are well past retirement age as well. They're not a thing anymore.

Posted by: Montec at February 10, 2024 10:59 AM (bWsRe)

351 There's a tradition of American voters 'protest' voting - even for someone with zero chance of winning. It's the (D)'s turn.

Posted by: Divide by Zero

A great D example is the recent showing by Second to None.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at February 10, 2024 11:00 AM (aicAN)

352 Congratulation NGU !

Posted by: runner at February 10, 2024 11:00 AM (V13WU)

353
Mom had pot plants from every funeral. She didn't intend it to be a memorial (funeral plants are usually quality plants) but as one admired them she could tell you from whose funeral each plant came from. When she passed, her collection of pot plants were valued at about $5,000.
Posted by: Braenyard at February 10, 2024 10:52 AM (M4QYv)

That's some pretty expensive Pot.

Posted by: Reforger at February 10, 2024 11:01 AM (WgLFi)

354 Pat Paulson.

Posted by: Kindltot - Erehwon is closed for re-formatting at February 10, 2024 11:01 AM (D7oie)

355 The New Nevergiveup Granddaughter arrived last night at 6:32 PM. Mom and Baby are fantastic

Posted by: Nevergiveup

Congrats; but, having a baby at a reasonable time of day is just so out of fashion (at least it was with all 4 of ours).

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at February 10, 2024 11:02 AM (aicAN)

356 That's some pretty expensive Pot.
Posted by: Reforger at February 10, 2024 11:01 AM (WgLFi)

I don't know what kind of funerals his mom was going to.....

Posted by: BurtTC at February 10, 2024 11:02 AM (XUp8e)

357 The uniparty and the deep state are very real.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 10, 2024 10:56 AM (LkLld)

Their anonymity has been their strength, but it is also their greatest weakness. Anonymous men can never be leaders; they have neither the inclination nor the ability. There is not a single actual leader in the Dem Party today, and calling someone one doesn't make them one.
This, conversely, is Trump's greatest asset. In spite of his flaws, he is a Leader in an age where there are no other true leaders left.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 10, 2024 11:02 AM (S6gqv)

358 Pat Paulson.
Posted by: Kindltot - Erehwon is closed for re-formatting at February 10, 2024 11:01 AM (D7oie)

Vermin Supreme... I think I did actually vote for him in 2012.

I wrote in a bunch of names that year, for various offices, but was only at the polls to support one particular candidate for some office... I can't even remember who, or if they won.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 10, 2024 11:03 AM (XUp8e)

359 Aldi swarming this AM. It's like people are stocking up for some approaching big event.

Posted by: gp, Burdened By The Feck That Is at February 10, 2024 11:03 AM (MvF+J)

360 That's not how this works, it's not how any of this works.

The DNC cares not for how anything works, they just do what they want. Lost in the news about pulling Trump off ballots was that they already removed RFK Jr successfully in a lot more places.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 10, 2024 11:04 AM (FD5dr)

361 The Uniparty already has a a sense they're going to lose the senate. That's why they're hedging any potential for a Trump win with people like Hogan in Maryland. He's a guaranteed McConnell vote.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 10, 2024 11:04 AM (MJIed)

362 NGU grand daughter is technically a Dragon baby ! Very fortuitous !

Posted by: runner at February 10, 2024 11:04 AM (V13WU)

363 >>>> The seeds for where we are in Ukraine right now didn't start with Obama or even W. They go back a lot further to the fall of the Wall and the move to refocus NATO. One of the key architects of that was Dick Cheney. Cheney was also the guy who consolidated our bioweapons research under a single bureaucrat named Anthony Fauci. In every successive administration on both sides of the aisle those positions only got hardened.

The uniparty and the deep state are very real.

Posted by: JackStraw
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It was an important part of Putin's talk. I remember Yeltsin trying for rapprochement and American politicians and media blowing him off. I couldn't understand it. Yeltsin was obviously sincere and the time was right. Then, by Putin's talk, Clinton and W.Bush's acceptance thwarted by "my people" don't think it will work.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 10, 2024 11:05 AM (M4QYv)

364 I don't know what kind of funerals his mom was going to.....
Posted by: BurtTC at February 10, 2024 11:02 AM (XUp8e)

Probably N. California.

Posted by: Reforger at February 10, 2024 11:05 AM (WgLFi)

365 This, conversely, is Trump's greatest asset. In spite of his flaws, he is a Leader in an age where there are no other true leaders left.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 10, 2024 11:02 AM (S6gqv)

It's funny listening to Pootin, talking about how America has been stepping on its own dick for a few decades now.

When the dollar collapses, all the rest of this stuff will have been a silly distraction.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 10, 2024 11:06 AM (XUp8e)

366 Congratulations to new grandpa, Nevergiveup, and God bless your growing family!

Posted by: RondinellaMamma Donald J Trump is our duly elected president at February 10, 2024 11:06 AM (l0Cy4)

367 I suggest for those looking at a replacement, to look at the guy with good hair who was acting as Biden surrogate for quite a while now.

Posted by: runner at February 10, 2024 11:06 AM (V13WU)

368 Aldi swarming this AM. It's like people are stocking up for some approaching big event.
Posted by: gp, Burdened By The Feck

From the news, I'm thinking it's a Taylor Swift concert or rally for Joe Biden or something.

Posted by: Moron Analyst at February 10, 2024 11:07 AM (JCZqz)

369 *looking for !

Posted by: runner at February 10, 2024 11:07 AM (V13WU)

370 I don't know what kind of funerals his mom was going to.....
Posted by: BurtTC at February 10, 2024 11:02 AM (XUp8e)

Probably N. California.
Posted by: Reforger at February 10, 2024 11:05 AM (WgLFi)

I hear tell they don't have funerals up there. People just... disappear.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 10, 2024 11:07 AM (XUp8e)

371
Ralph Nader skimmed a lot of votes in his time. Of course, Ross Perot. John Anderson did in Jimmy Carter.

Not a chance but millions of votes.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 10, 2024 11:07 AM (nIvob)

372 359 Aldi swarming this AM. It's like people are stocking up for some approaching big event.
Posted by: gp, Burdened By The Feck That Is at February 10, 2024 11:03 AM (MvF+J)

Aldi placed a job ad that specifically said they will not hire straight white men. They're the Bud Light of grocery stores.

http://tinyurl.com/5n6th4vv

Posted by: Montec at February 10, 2024 11:07 AM (bWsRe)

373 >>Their anonymity has been their strength, but it is also their greatest weakness. Anonymous men can never be leaders; they have neither the inclination nor the ability. There is not a single actual leader in the Dem Party today, and calling someone one doesn't make them one.
This, conversely, is Trump's greatest asset. In spite of his flaws, he is a Leader in an age where there are no other true leaders left.

I agree. They are becoming much like the old Soviets, machinery over leadership, which tends to make adherents more focused on allegiance and compliance than leadership and that leads to doom.

And just like the old USSR the machine will eventually breakdown. They currently control virtually every lever of power both inside and outside the government yet they are in serious danger of getting schlonged this Fall. Not just with the presidency but down ballot as well. But desperate people do desperate things. This is when they are the most unpredictable and dangerous.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 10, 2024 11:08 AM (LkLld)

374 From the news, I'm thinking it's a Taylor Swift concert or rally for Joe Biden or something.
Posted by: Moron Analyst at February 10, 2024 11:07 AM (JCZqz)

It's all of those things!

Posted by: National Flatulence Legion at February 10, 2024 11:08 AM (XUp8e)

375 SpaceX getting ready to stack S28 at Boca Chica for the next launch.

http://tinyurl.com/y4mza3ax

Posted by: pawn at February 10, 2024 11:09 AM (QB+5g)

376 374 A dessert topping AND a floor wax. Two mints in one.

Posted by: gp, Burdened By The Feck That Is at February 10, 2024 11:09 AM (MvF+J)

377 Thomas Nast uniparty cartoon from 1872. It's apparently been around for quite a while. They had Never-Granters instead of Never-Trumpers.

http://tinyurl.com/ms3etwjy

Posted by: Biff Pocoroba at February 10, 2024 11:10 AM (Dm8we)

378 Germany is having fun, politically

"Berlin police investigate possibly fascist inflatable snowman,and the president of Eintracht Frankfurt demands that people vomit in the faces of AfD voters"

http://tinyurl.com/y4je9fka

Posted by: Kindltot - Erehwon is closed for re-formatting at February 10, 2024 11:10 AM (D7oie)

379 361 The Uniparty already has a a sense they're going to lose the senate. That's why they're hedging any potential for a Trump win with people like Hogan in Maryland. He's a guaranteed McConnell vote.
Posted by: Marcus T
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Posted by: Mitch McConnell at February 10, 2024 11:10 AM (JCZqz)

380 "Aldi placed a job ad that specifically said they will not hire straight white men."

I shop there only because of their firm commitment to Sustainability.

Posted by: gp, Burdened By The Feck That Is at February 10, 2024 11:10 AM (MvF+J)

381 Ralph Nader skimmed a lot of votes in his time. Of course, Ross Perot. John Anderson did in Jimmy Carter.

Not a chance but millions of votes.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 10, 2024 11:07 AM (nIvob)

The Johns... Bell and Breckinridge enter the chat.

Posted by: National Flatulence Legion at February 10, 2024 11:11 AM (XUp8e)

382 While it's good to always speak with your adversaries and understand their point of view, you also need to listen to what they're saying. That said, if you look across the map of Europe and Eastern Europe during the time Putin mentioned, and realize what he stated is that Russia essentially has claim to any territory that ever came under their control during that time, that's a very dangerous point of view. It's essentially lays waste to entire sovereign countries and frankly gives some of the NATOphiles a basis for their alliance.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 10, 2024 11:11 AM (MJIed)

383 >>>That's some pretty expensive Pot.

Posted by: Reforger
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Those big ceramic pots are heavy too.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 10, 2024 11:11 AM (M4QYv)

384 Go fart somewhere else.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 10, 2024 11:11 AM (XUp8e)

385 She worries me, but like the guy from the WH said, she has no interest in the job (because it's an actual job that could require some work).
Posted by: LASue at February 10, 2024 10:49 AM (bLe0J)


You make a point but, having watched Biden these last few years, I don't think the work load for a figurehead is all that strenuous.

Posted by: Emmie at February 10, 2024 11:12 AM (Sf2cq)

386 Granddaughter arrived last night at 6:32 PM. Mom and Baby are fantastic

Posted by: Nevergiveup

*******

Congrats! Wait until she's old enough to play on the Grampoline!

Posted by: Muldoon at February 10, 2024 11:12 AM (991eG)

387 That said, if you look across the map of Europe and Eastern Europe during the time Putin mentioned, and realize what he stated is that Russia essentially has claim to any territory that ever came under their control during that time, that's a very dangerous point of view. It's essentially lays waste to entire sovereign countries and frankly gives some of the NATOphiles a basis for their alliance.
Posted by: Marcus T at February 10, 2024 11:11 AM (MJIed)

Nonsense. You weren't listening then.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 10, 2024 11:13 AM (XUp8e)

388 >>While it's good to always speak with your adversaries and understand their point of view, you also need to listen to what they're saying. That said, if you look across the map of Europe and Eastern Europe during the time Putin mentioned, and realize what he stated is that Russia essentially has claim to any territory that ever came under their control during that time, that's a very dangerous point of view. It's essentially lays waste to entire sovereign countries and frankly gives some of the NATOphiles a basis for their alliance.


Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

Posted by: JackStraw at February 10, 2024 11:14 AM (LkLld)

389 Love to Jim . . .

Posted by: KT at February 10, 2024 11:16 AM (rrtZS)

390 I don't think that can pass constitutional muster.

Aloha!
-- HI Supreme Court

Posted by: Oddbob at February 10, 2024 11:17 AM (sNc8Y)

391 UPDATE: Bit of good news on our front. The case is now largely out of the sheriff's hands as the state investigative agency has officially taken on the case. It has been referred to their Major Crimes section. This bodes well for moving the ball down the field. Still waiting for spring thaw to dig, but other resources are being lined up to ensure followthrough.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 10, 2024 11:18 AM (991eG)

392 nood

Posted by: gp, Burdened By The Feck That Is at February 10, 2024 11:18 AM (MvF+J)

393 It was a nickle. It's out and he is fine. No restrictions.
He did however tell his mom when it happened it was a quarter.


Bidenomics in action.

Posted by: Oddbob at February 10, 2024 11:21 AM (sNc8Y)

394 NOOD Women!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at February 10, 2024 11:22 AM (aicAN)

395 Thanks for the update Muldoon.

Posted by: pawn at February 10, 2024 11:22 AM (QB+5g)

396 Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
Posted by: JackStraw at February 10, 2024 11:14 AM (LkLld)


The problem is that it doesn't matter. Like chickens and eggs, what matters is: do we feed it cracked corn, or just keep it warm until it hatches. Also, do we want to fry it in buttermilk or just make an omelette, and either choice requires a nicety of timing.

There are a lot of people betting that "we can't let Putin win because he is a Russian" is more important than the economy, personal liberty, the inflation and the chance of losing.
I can never get anyone to tell me what would happen if we were to surrender, and if what we lost would be greater than what we have already lost and what we stand to lose if we stay in this course of "proxy war against the evil Russians and that Tool of Satan Putin"
Oh, wait, I can get an answer, it boils down to me being a traitor and probably some druggie and sexual deviant.

Posted by: Kindltot - Erehwon is closed for re-formatting at February 10, 2024 11:22 AM (D7oie)

397 Aldi swarming this AM. It's like people are stocking up for some approaching big event.e
Posted by: gp, Burdened By The Feck

I saw yesterday that Der Wienerschnitzel will sell you seven chili cheese dogs for $7 tomorrow so we've got that going for us.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 10, 2024 11:23 AM (FVME7)

398 Posted by: Marcus T at February
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Carlson asked him flatly if he is going to make any other expansionist moves and he said no.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 10, 2024 11:23 AM (M4QYv)

399 This bodes well for moving the ball down the field. Still waiting for spring thaw to dig, but other resources are being lined up to ensure followthrough.
Posted by: Muldoon at February 10, 2024 11:18 AM (991eG)


this is very good news.

Posted by: Kindltot - Erehwon is closed for re-formatting at February 10, 2024 11:24 AM (D7oie)

400 If you were a prime "mover and shaker" of the administrative/deep state and you have two very unpopular people in positions of nominal authority that "need to go" what are your options?

It's obvious both *biden and Harris have been told, or have heard they are persona nongrata. Yet they persist. Neither have shown any indication they'll quit. Probably by design. Or not. Ego's aren't just a Trump thing.

How do you, as this mover and shaker dump these two?

You have to get rid of them. Your agenda demands it.

Quite a issue, no?

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 10, 2024 11:24 AM (Q4IgG)

401 Prayers for all.

Posted by: Don Draper at February 10, 2024 11:28 AM (SpDH3)

402 >>The problem is that it doesn't matter. Like chickens and eggs, what matters is: do we feed it cracked corn, or just keep it warm until it hatches. Also, do we want to fry it in buttermilk or just make an omelette, and either choice requires a nicety of timing.

I would disagree with that. We've been fed a steady diet of reasoning on why NATO needed to expand since the Wall came down, namely to stop Russian expansion and aggression. NATO has grown from its original 12 members to 31 and growing.

After the Wall came down the Russians were in no position to start reuniting their former satellites. They were broke and busted and that's when we started expanding.

From Putin's point of view, we are the ones expanding next to his sandbox but we rarely if ever get to hear things from Russia's view, just ours. I've long believed that our post WWII foreign policy on both sides of the aisle has been not just completely wrong and backward but dangerous as it puts other countries needlessly on the defensive and makes us appear to them as the aggressor.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 10, 2024 11:35 AM (LkLld)

403 From Putin's point of view, we are the ones expanding next to his sandbox but we rarely if ever get to hear things from Russia's view, just ours. I've long believed that our post WWII foreign policy on both sides of the aisle has been not just completely wrong and backward but dangerous as it puts other countries needlessly on the defensive and makes us appear to them as the aggressor.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 10, 2024 11:35 AM (LkLld)


I am not disagreeing with you, just disagreeing that our first task is placing blame. Our first task is saying "do I like where we are headed" and few people are willing to do that.

Posted by: Kindltot - Erehwon is closed for re-formatting at February 10, 2024 11:40 AM (D7oie)

404 >>I am not disagreeing with you, just disagreeing that our first task is placing blame. Our first task is saying "do I like where we are headed" and few people are willing to do that.

Got it. I do think it's important for people to understand how we got here as well. The uniparty has done a fine job of brainwashing a huge segment of our population on history to justify their actions. I don't think their intentions started nefariously for the most part but they've led us into a bad place and their response is to keep doubling down and call anyone who disagrees and enemy of the state.

A huge reason they hate Trump and us.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 10, 2024 11:48 AM (LkLld)

405 Muldoon, That is wonderful news! Thanks for the update.

Posted by: Mrs JTB at February 10, 2024 12:12 PM (zudum)

406 Everyone loves The Fifth Element. And why should they not? It's got everything you want in a popcorn flick.

I came to this conclusion after years of noticing that even the "serious" movie watches with whom I'm acquainted and who dismiss most Sci-Fi/Fantasy as kiddie flicks, even they would get excited when I brought up the 1997 box office hit.
And why is this so? Easy.
The Fifth Element hits on what current day Hollywood has forgotten how to do, make a FUN movie that is cool to look at with actors and actresses embracing the personalities of their otherworld characters with joy.
Whether it's Milla Jovovich's childlike, yet kickass LeeLoo or Gary Oldman's comically villainous Jean Baptiste Emanuel Zorg, you can tell that everyone involved is having a blast.
Therefore, if you haven't watched The Fifth Element in some time, treat yourself on this rainy (at least where I am) Saturday afternoon, grab some snackums, jump on the couch and pull up this great movie that's not just for Geeks of the genre but for all and for all time.

One last thing. The late Luke Perry has a small part in The Fifth Element, playing an archeologist's assistant in 1914.

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