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EMT 11 Feb 2024

Happy Sunday.

Posted by: krakatoa at 05:05 AM




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1 Early Emt!

Posted by: Outside of Life at February 11, 2024 05:12 AM (89Sog)

2
Good morning, Hordians.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 11, 2024 05:12 AM (MoZTd)

3 By Grabthars Hammer, what madness is this?

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 11, 2024 05:16 AM (XV/Pl)

4 Late... Read *all* the content.

Happy Sunday, Krak!

Posted by: JQ at February 11, 2024 05:18 AM (njWTi)

5 JQ - Nice throw back to the Bad Company tunes. Seagull is a favorite for some reason.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 11, 2024 05:20 AM (YRsIm)

6 Good morning again.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at February 11, 2024 05:21 AM (lgDr6)

7 CrotchetyOldJarhead, I :heart: Bad Company.

Don't care what anyone else says. LOL

Posted by: JQ at February 11, 2024 05:27 AM (njWTi)

8 Heh! Back in the day...

http://tinyurl.com/2vbz85sz

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 11, 2024 05:30 AM (YRsIm)

9 CrotchetyOldJarhead--

Seagull is on the playlist. For hubby's funeral, when that time comes.

May it be a long while away!

Posted by: JQ at February 11, 2024 05:32 AM (njWTi)

10 " I've seen God's faithfulness" A reflection on passage from 2nd Samuel and thoughts on Queen Elizabeth Ii and her faith:

http://tinyurl.com/tz9hzr44

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 11, 2024 05:33 AM (Ki//m)

11 Posted by: JQ at February 11, 2024 05:32 AM (njWTi)

*fist bump*

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 11, 2024 05:37 AM (YRsIm)

12 Woman with MS and who lives in SCreflects on the story of Martha and Mary :

http://tinyurl.com/mr3ms9zj

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 11, 2024 05:39 AM (Ki//m)

13 g'mornin' everyone!

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying to us for decades at February 11, 2024 05:40 AM (QwWES)

14 hiya

Posted by: JT at February 11, 2024 05:42 AM (T4tVD)

15 Blind jazz artist uses his disability to teach students to "feel" their instruments:

http://tinyurl.com/yc82ncsp

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 11, 2024 05:44 AM (Ki//m)

16 We stopped over in Florence SC on a road trip. Entering a restaurant at 5 PM, we encountered multiple nicely dressed fathers with their elegantly dressed elementary aged daughters on the way to a father-daughter dance. Wow! What a nice decent cultural signal, in a nation that is often seen as descending into total cultural decline!

Posted by: Fenderbender at February 11, 2024 05:46 AM (r72iY)

17 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo at February 11, 2024 05:52 AM (ju2Fy)

18 Hubby is a Black Oak Arkansas fan. I need to familiarize with their songs. A bit before 'my time' ya know...

Good stuff so far.

Posted by: JQ at February 11, 2024 05:53 AM (njWTi)

19 Morning to all you insomaniacals! (Did I misspell that? Never mind, I coined the term, I can spell it however I want.) 'Tis a ridiculously warm and muggy 70 F. here at nearly five a.m., canyabelieve it. Supposedly we will get rain tonight and cooler temps by Pudgy Tuesday. We'll see.

No workout this morning; I can go to the local grocery chain early and not worry about self-checkout being the only choice (they don't have it). With luck I'll be back and settled in for the Book Thread. I have a Stephen King rant -- and since I've been one of his defenders here, this should come as a shock to you. Be warned.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 11, 2024 05:54 AM (omVj0)

20 America’s Fleeting Chance to Resume Leadership. The United States can't be the “indispensable nation” if it doesn't lead in Ukraine.

...stop the disastrous downhill slide in American power and influence in the world. We face a choice: resume our role as what Madeleine Albright called the “indispensable nation,” or to sit by and watch the world become more dangerous for us and our allies.

...there was Donald Trump’s “America first” approach, which actually meant “America alone.”

...Ukraine...marked an important resurgence of American global leadership. The United States rallied the free world to the defense of a sovereign democracy beset by a murderous dictator. By midsummer 2023, European allies began to outstrip us, providing more aid...as a percentage of GDP, America’s contribution to the war effort lagged behind that of Norway, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Denmark, Poland...

Trump bases his appeal on a promise to make America great again...everything he says about Ukraine and NATO suggests a retreat from the world and from American greatness. No one in Europe will follow our lead if we abandon Ukraine.

Posted by: Intercepted The Bulwark Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at February 11, 2024 05:56 AM (ycI94)

21 I'm going grumpy and political early, so feel free to skip if that will wreck your morning:

It gets called a lot of things these days. Cancel Culture. Social Justice. Being "Woke". ThE MeSsAgE.

But there was already a perfectly good word for it. This "it" that seems to escape classification or definition, that seems so nebulous and difficult to pin down. A perfectly good German word that means "facing the same direction, together".

Gleichschaltung

It was the strongest tool of the Bolsheviks, the Red Army Faktion, the Brownshirts, the Cultural Revolution, et cetera et cetera. You don't just run around dressing like a ned and cracking skulls in dark alley ways. You get cleaned up and go to the municipal council meeting to shout people down. You enroll into schools and colleges to browbeat the faculty into submission with threats of retaliation for them not adhering to your vaunted Principles. You instill not just fear but an actual conditioned subconscious reflex of going against Them.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 11, 2024 05:56 AM (9UlRk)

22 Last night, avoiding parade traffic, Miss Linda and I went out to our local pizza/pasta/sub restaurant. It's good food, and I get two meals out of it, but $40 including tip . . . gah. Anyway, we were the only people in the place dressed up even a little bit. Everybody else wore T-shirts and jeans, and one girl still had on her parade marching group outfit, all purple, green, and gold sparkles.

But then, we often are the only grownup dressers when we go out -- and frequently the slimmest and youngest-looking. Heh, heh, heh. . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 11, 2024 05:58 AM (omVj0)

23 "America Alone" sounds like a pretty good thing. I just finished reading a history, an overview of the Roaring Twenties. America had some overseas adventures during that time, Haiti and Nicaragua, but generally we were isolationist. "Mister, we could use a man like Calvin Coolidge again."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 11, 2024 06:01 AM (omVj0)

24 Gleichschaltung

I introduced that word here, oh--- a decade ago--- and got laughed off the blog......... (yeah, nobody recognized the handle & it wasn't the one I use now. They thought I was a troll or whatever)

Anyway. Yeah. Dude, we all do what we can. Or *what we're willing to do* and it won't be enough. Because it's nearly impossible to get away with 'cracking skulls in dark alley ways' now..............

Posted by: JQ at February 11, 2024 06:04 AM (njWTi)

25 Good morning horde
I can't wait until I am back to my regular schedule

Posted by: Skip at February 11, 2024 06:05 AM (fwDg9)

26 Maybe there is a sane position to hold between fucking around in everyone else's back yard and welding yourself into the basement.

Maybe there is a sane position to hold between totalitarian autarky and untrammeled anarchism.

Maybe, as people, we're supposed to look at things as things and not as interchangeable and completely congruent members of some abstract class or category.

"You support this but you don't support that so you're a hypocrite!"... or maybe this deserves support and that doesn't.

Maybe the Good Lord gave us brains to use for a reason.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 11, 2024 06:05 AM (9UlRk)

27 Good mornin' Skip!

My heart goes out to ya, what with the shift-changes...Ugh! Tough times.

Posted by: JQ at February 11, 2024 06:08 AM (njWTi)

28 A good friend doesn't let their little buddy pick a fight with the giant pissed off Russian guy next to him at the bar.

A good friend also tries to stop the fight after its started.

...and then tells his buddy what a fucking idiot he is for doing that.

...and stops hanging out with him altogether if he goes back into the bar to pick a fight with the guy again.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 11, 2024 06:11 AM (9UlRk)

29 A good friend doesn't let their little buddy pick a fight with the giant pissed off Russian guy next to him at the bar.

A good friend also tries to stop the fight after its started.

...and then tells his buddy what a fucking idiot he is for doing that.

...and stops hanging out with him altogether if he goes back into the bar to pick a fight with the guy again.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 11, 2024


***
Excellent analogy.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 11, 2024 06:12 AM (omVj0)

30 I might have slept 9 hours, as said on ONT from recent activities I feel achy in a few areas

Posted by: Skip at February 11, 2024 06:14 AM (fwDg9)

31 If ya had a fully-charged cattle prod--

Who would get a *zap* first?

Idiot buddy what was picking fights, or the burly bastard yer buddy was pickin' on?

Hmm?

Posted by: JQ at February 11, 2024 06:15 AM (njWTi)

32

(English muffin with strawberry jam emoji here)

Posted by: Don Black at February 11, 2024 06:16 AM (geLO8)

33 I was over at Legal Insurrection, reading about the Venezuelan invader who decided to do some shootin' in NYC. First of all, they say he's 15. Maybe, maybe not as the majority of invaders lie about vital stats. Could be in his early twenties. Second, a picture showing him holding the pistol makes it look like he has done it before, possibly having training.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at February 11, 2024 06:16 AM (0EOe9)

34 ...and stops hanging out with him altogether if he goes back into the bar to pick a fight with the guy again.

If he's a real friend, you gotta stick with him. Some people just need to have their ass kicked to learn the lesson.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 11, 2024 06:17 AM (YRsIm)

35 OOOOooooh... got some smoked salmon in the freezer...

I can thaw it in the fridge & we'll have it on toasted bagels later. Yummy!

Posted by: JQ at February 11, 2024 06:19 AM (njWTi)

36 Skip I feel your pain
I had to do shifts back in my IT days, going to work at midnight-
the human body wants to be awake when it's light and asleep when it's dark

endeavor to persevere

Posted by: Don Black at February 11, 2024 06:19 AM (geLO8)

37 A good friend bails you out after a bar fight. A true friend wakes up in your cell and says "man, that was fun".

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at February 11, 2024 06:19 AM (0EOe9)

38 Idiot buddy what was picking fights, or the burly bastard yer buddy was pickin' on?

Hmm?
Posted by: JQ at February 11, 2024 06:15 AM (njWTi)

In reality?

Neither. I'd step back and fold my arms and let the little dumbass take a lump or two.

I'm not getting kicked out of the bar with a full pint.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 11, 2024 06:19 AM (9UlRk)

39 "I'm not getting kicked out of the bar with a full pint."
------------

And there ya have it, folks! The definitive answer.

Posted by: JQ at February 11, 2024 06:21 AM (njWTi)

40
It would have been interesting if Russia entering NATO had ever come up for a vote. Since I believe it has to be unanimous vote in favor it probably never would have happened.

But it would be interesting to see who sided with and those opposed.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 11, 2024 06:22 AM (nIvob)

41 Still, I keep The Prod charged.

Never know if some azzwipe will come along & try to break in...

Posted by: JQ at February 11, 2024 06:23 AM (njWTi)

42 If he's a real friend, you gotta stick with him. Some people just need to have their ass kicked to learn the lesson.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 11, 2024 06:17 AM (YRsIm)

I look at it the other way around. If he's a real friend, he doesn't go around picking fights with people. I've seen too many psychos find their way into my circle of friends and be nothing but a hassle and a liability, thinking that a friendship is immortal and gaslighting everybody into thinking *they* are the bad person for putting up with their bullshit for years on end.

But... yeah, i was pretty much shoehorning a geopolitical analogy into my own personal hangups.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 11, 2024 06:25 AM (9UlRk)

43 Good morning!

Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 11, 2024 06:26 AM (u82oZ)

44 But it would be interesting to see who sided with and those opposed.
--------------

That is *exactly why* it has never come up.

Nobody willing to stick their neck out

Posted by: JQ at February 11, 2024 06:26 AM (njWTi)

45 A good friend doesn't let their little buddy pick a fight with the giant pissed off Russian guy next to him at the bar.

I didn't realize the US and Ukraine had a deep and committed relationship. I remember Obama mocking Romney (?) for his concerns about Russia ("80s called, want their foreign policy back"), and he and Hillary "resetting" the relationship with Russia so we'd be friends. Why aren't we upset that corrupt Ukraine has been mistreating the ethnic Russians within the borders, prompting Russian intervention?

Posted by: Moron Analyst at February 11, 2024 06:28 AM (ycI94)

46 Nobody willing to stick their neck out
Posted by: JQ at February 11, 2024 06:26 AM (njWTi)

Or anything else, right ?

Posted by: JT at February 11, 2024 06:28 AM (T4tVD)

47 Warai-otoko

True words. For some, we are our brother's keepers, if the definition of brother is carefully defined.

"Never stand next to a guy throwing shit at an armed man." Stuff Hamas never said.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 11, 2024 06:28 AM (u82oZ)

48 Worse is should have been done this night job yesterday but it is so poorly run literally the day before a inspection the tile guys are tiling a bathroom. Then plumber will need to put in toilet and sink then I need to put up Handycam accessories

Posted by: Skip at February 11, 2024 06:30 AM (fwDg9)

49 then I need to put up Handycam accessories
Posted by: Skip at February 11, 2024 06:30 AM (fwDg9)

.....

do what now?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 11, 2024 06:31 AM (9UlRk)

50 Party organizing chores are looming bigger.

I am almost to the stage of moving stuff to horizontal surfaces behind closed doors. Soon.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 11, 2024 06:31 AM (u82oZ)

51 Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 11, 2024 06:25 AM (9UlRk)

I completely understood the analogy, and it was a pretty good one. I guess the only thing I'd try to emphasize is that a 'friend' is someone you cultivate a relationship with, not just someone that you're frequently around.

You can always walk away from those you're frequently around, but you gotta stick with a true friend. It doesn't mean you have to let him get hurt but you don't have to prevent him from taking a lump to learn a lesson either. Let alone take a lump with him because he's being stupid.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 11, 2024 06:32 AM (YRsIm)

52 Ukraine is their playground, in so many, many ways ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying to us for decades at February 11, 2024 06:32 AM (QwWES)

53
Taylor Swift takes a knee at the Super Bowl. Any Vegas betting line on it yet?

Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 11, 2024 06:33 AM (nIvob)

54 JT--

youtube.com/watch?v=dWRS96Y8Xas

Posted by: JQ at February 11, 2024 06:33 AM (njWTi)

55 Have a great day, everyone.

May Taylor Swift become a true American Patriot, you don't see it on TV, but her concerts are not woke.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 11, 2024 06:33 AM (u82oZ)

56 the knee is, like, so 2020 ... does anyone do that anymore?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying to us for decades at February 11, 2024 06:35 AM (QwWES)

57 mmm'kay, hike preps must commence

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying to us for decades at February 11, 2024 06:36 AM (QwWES)

58 Let alone take a lump with him because he's being stupid.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 11, 2024 06:32 AM (YRsIm)

Heh. I think it actually dovetails into the other point i was making. There is no analytical expression for when or when not to punch a guy in the mouth. You have to judge the situation as a situation, and if you cultivate a life where you habitually try to make good judgements, you stand a better chance of making the right decision in the moment when your idiot buddy say "lol Yvonne is a girl's name you borscht guzzling Nancy!"

Or... you know... whatever.

Punching everyone everywhere, and punching literally no one ever for any reason, are both untenable lifestyles.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 11, 2024 06:38 AM (9UlRk)

59 20: Intercepted The Bulwark Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison


That was like reading Neo-Con Penthouse Letters. I was a bit grossed out.

Posted by: Puddleglum, drive by meow at February 11, 2024 06:42 AM (sAmhv)

60 May the news be sparse today and everyone stays reasonably happy!

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 11, 2024 06:42 AM (qwTVC)

61 Oh, that's right, today is the Stupor Bowl. Doesn't matter to me; I've got other things to watch on TV, books to read, a car to care for, and I'm off the next two days anyway.

Football is our version of the ancient worl'd gladiatorial contests. I've often thought the fans would like it just as much, maybe even more, if the twenty-two guys got out on the field with whips, chains, and clubs and literally *beat* each other.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 11, 2024 06:43 AM (omVj0)

62 Handicapped accessories

Posted by: Skip at February 11, 2024 06:44 AM (fwDg9)

63 if the twenty-two guys got out on the field with whips, chains, and clubs and literally *beat* each other.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 11, 2024 06:43 AM (omVj0)

Whoever wins the super bowl should have to play 11 instances of their actual Mascot in order to truly be champion.

The Detroit Lions vs. The San Diego Zoo Lions.

I'd watch that with a jug of falernum.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 11, 2024 06:45 AM (9UlRk)

64 Taylor Swift takes a knee at the Super Bowl. Any Vegas betting line on it yet?
Posted by: Divide by Zero

We have odds on her getting on her knees tonight if the Chiefs win, how long the relationship will last, and whether jilted lovers leak the noods!

Posted by: PornHub betting lines at February 11, 2024 06:48 AM (ycI94)

65 They were holding the Stupor Bowl here when I came back to town in '02. It fell right in the middle of Mawdi Grass, so the city postponed Part Two of the Annual Insanity for the game.

That weekend I was working a temp job at "The NFL Experience" event downtown. Insane traffic. I held out for and got paid parking; I did not want to park half a mile or more away from the Convention Center and struggle through the drunken crowds.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 11, 2024 06:48 AM (omVj0)

66 struggle through the drunken crowds.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 11, 2024 06:48 AM (omVj0)
-----------------
Tell me you hate Bourbon Street without telling me.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 11, 2024 06:50 AM (Zfz/V)

67 I'd watch that with a jug of falernum.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 11, 2024 06:45 AM (9UlRk)

I guess I'm the ONLY person on the planet who has NO FOOKIN IDEE whut galernum is.....

Posted by: JT at February 11, 2024 06:51 AM (T4tVD)

68 Good morning y'all.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 11, 2024 06:52 AM (991eG)

69 That was like reading Neo-Con Penthouse Letters. I was a bit grossed out.
Posted by: Puddleglum

The Bulwark is a great source of material to point and laugh at. I prefer the format of DU posts, with lots of smaller stupid quotes, but there aren't enough GOPe/Neo-Cons to sustain a forum with that type of engagement for me to farm for lolz.

Unless one of you happens to know of one?

Posted by: Intercepted The Bulwark Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at February 11, 2024 06:52 AM (ycI94)

70 I guess I'm the ONLY person on the planet who has NO FOOKIN IDEE whut galernum is.....
Posted by: JT at February 11, 2024 06:51 AM (T4tVD)

Some kind of Roman hooch. I don't know. I probably spelled it wrong.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 11, 2024 06:52 AM (9UlRk)

71 Boker Tov Patriots

Granddad of 2 now, a 2 year old boy and a little girl

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2024 06:52 AM (PQ4m2)

72 I wouldna known if it weren't for this magnificent system of tubes.
good.
maybe the forests will be empty.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying to us for decades at February 11, 2024 06:52 AM (QwWES)

73 Congrats, NGU! Sir.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 11, 2024 06:54 AM (YRsIm)

74 Congrats Cap'n !

Posted by: JT at February 11, 2024 06:54 AM (T4tVD)

75 There's a pic somewhere, of all us idiots hanging off the sign at Bourbon Street and (i don't remember the cross street) at Mawdy Grass. LOL

We survived. Even some of the Hurricane glasses made it back alive... hahaha

Posted by: JQ at February 11, 2024 06:55 AM (njWTi)

76 Hiya Muldoon !

Posted by: JT at February 11, 2024 06:55 AM (T4tVD)

77 struggle through the drunken crowds.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 11, 2024 06:48 AM (omVj0)
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Mitt Romneys memoirs?

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 11, 2024 06:57 AM (qwTVC)

78 -----------------
Tell me you hate Bourbon Street without telling me.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 11, 2024


***
I'd hate it anyway . . . but I grew up on that street, literally, before the area became basically a theme park instead of a neighborhood. I hate what the city has turned it into.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 11, 2024 06:57 AM (omVj0)

79 Hey Bill in Arkansas, know anything about the area around Batesville?

Posted by: TeeJ at February 11, 2024 06:59 AM (o3xwr)

80 There's a pic somewhere, of all us idiots hanging off the sign at Bourbon Street and (i don't remember the cross street) at Mawdy Grass. LOL

We survived. Even some of the Hurricane glasses made it back alive... hahaha
Posted by: JQ at February 11, 2024


***
I'm willing to bet you were darn close to the apartment where I grew up. If you remember a bar called The Cat's Meow, that's the same block.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 11, 2024 06:59 AM (omVj0)

81 The Bulwark is a great source of material to point and laugh at. I prefer the format of DU posts, with lots of smaller stupid quotes, but there aren't enough GOPe/Neo-Cons to sustain a forum with that type of engagement for me to farm for lolz.

Unless one of you happens to know of one?
Posted by: Intercepted The Bulwark Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at February 11, 2024 06:52 AM (ycI94)
---------------
Mitt Romneys memoirs

(My earlier copy/paste failed and a previous copy/paste was accidentally repeated)

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 11, 2024 07:00 AM (qwTVC)

82 Besides close to White River that is.

Posted by: TeeJ at February 11, 2024 07:00 AM (o3xwr)

83 Some kind of Roman hooch. I don't know. I probably spelled it wrong.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 11, 2024


***
Falernian was supposed to be a fine wine. At least I recall reading the name in one of my histories.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 11, 2024 07:00 AM (omVj0)

84 Mitt Romneys memoirs

(My earlier copy/paste failed and a previous copy/paste was accidentally repeated)
Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 11, 2024 07:00 AM (qwTVC)

I thought it worked.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 11, 2024 07:00 AM (9UlRk)

85 Oh jeez, Wolfus-- it was 43 years ago & we were all drunk as skunks... The Cat's Meow? Who knows? We drank at every place what would let us in.

That would've been ALL THE PLACES, hahaha

What a party!

Posted by: JQ at February 11, 2024 07:02 AM (njWTi)

86 We lived in NOLA for a few years and only went to MG once. Parked a buddy's VW camper along the route so we had access to a bathroom and a place to crash. The noise, and the filth, and the number of women who would show their tits for a string of tiny beads was astounding. I have to admit that I never saw a single woman get groped or pawed though, despite being in the midst of a drunken mass. I literally tossed my shoes in the garbage at a stop on the way home.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 11, 2024 07:03 AM (YRsIm)

87 Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at February 11, 2024 07:03 AM (0gvpA)

88 My big issue with Bourbon Street is the total human trash it attracts, and then the bars cater to the crowds, so the establishments are equally trashy.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 11, 2024 07:03 AM (QEO+S)

89 Imagine Boneless Pork Rectum in a banker's suit gurning like the bastard he is and plowing his disgusting white teeth through throngs of vomit soaked drunkards like a salt truck on a Buffalo area Interstate.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 11, 2024 07:03 AM (9UlRk)

90 It is sad, though, Wolfus... I'd hate to see my own childhood stomping grounds turned to shiite, like has happened in Nawlins. SMH.

Glad you've got your Escape Plan!

Good luck, and Good Night...

Posted by: JQ at February 11, 2024 07:04 AM (njWTi)

91 Congrats, NGU!

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at February 11, 2024 07:05 AM (0gvpA)

92 I don't know but wonder if Sundowner making up so many stories like when Beau died he really honestly couldn't tell you because that memory is now fiction in his head.

Posted by: Skip at February 11, 2024 07:06 AM (fwDg9)

93 But go a block or two in any direction and NOLA is pretty great

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 11, 2024 07:06 AM (QEO+S)

94 When my Dad was stationed in the Gulf, he disliked New Orleans, although he liked the jazz clubs. This was 1944-45.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at February 11, 2024 07:08 AM (0gvpA)

95 Hey, Bulwark DOES have comments on articles. None(!) on the one I posted earlier, but some on this one: Inside Trump’s Takeover of the RNC: “In 2024…

Chaos, dysfunction and even death follow Trump wherever he goes so I am pretty excited about his annexation of the RNC to the Trump Organization. It could hollow out whatever still remains of a viable GOP. The sooner the GOP dies the sooner an authentic sane conservative party can be given birth.

Staying in the GOP is broadcasting your fealty not to a set of principles, positions, or policies, but to one man. I didn’t realize Republicans were so thirsty for an abusive daddy.

There is no "America First wing of the Republican party." There is only Trump First. Putin Second. America Last. (Thank you, Thomas Friedman) Today's GOP has become "Government Of Putin." literally indistinguishable from a DU post lol

During WWII, the overwhelming majority of citizens knew it was down to them to save the country. I wish people today realised the same responsibility rests on their shoulders. It's not Biden that will win November's election. It is "We, the People."

Posted by: Intercepted The Bulwark Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at February 11, 2024 07:08 AM (ycI94)

96 Oh jeez, Wolfus-- it was 43 years ago & we were all drunk as skunks... The Cat's Meow? Who knows? We drank at every place what would let us in.

That would've been ALL THE PLACES, hahaha

What a party!
Posted by: JQ at February 11, 2024


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That was you?

My mother was still living there then, so you were close by.
In 1981, that was the year, and the Saturday night, that the future Mrs. Wolfus No. 2 and I first discovered that we liked each other. A lot. And explored that dynamic in a room at the Hilton near the airport.

The whole city was going crazy, and so did we.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 11, 2024 07:08 AM (omVj0)

97 Good morning morons

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 11, 2024 07:08 AM (RIvkX)

98 Good morning morons

Gung Hay Fat Choy!
Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 11, 2024


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Good morning, SF. To which I reply, "La Choy Makes Chinese Food Sing -- American!"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 11, 2024 07:10 AM (omVj0)

99 The Telegraph (newspaper)leads today with a story about an "alligator snapping turtle that can bite through human bones"

For $5 I am sure it will be on display soon

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 11, 2024 07:11 AM (rjzb1)

100 Gung Hay Fat Choy!
Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 11, 2024 07:08 AM (RIvkX)
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And an obese Chinaman to you, too!

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at February 11, 2024 07:11 AM (0gvpA)

101 Homemade sourdough bread, toasted, buttered, topped with homemade triple berry jam. That should tide me over until breakfast.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 11, 2024 07:14 AM (991eG)

102 My big issue with Bourbon Street is the total human trash it attracts, and then the bars cater to the crowds, so the establishments are equally trashy.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 11, 2024


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True, when I was a kid there were the strip clubs and other bars along Bourbon. But the Quarter, which is about 100 blocks square, had service businesses, mom-and-pop grocery stores, etc. A Pontiac dealership (still around in the 'burbs, though selling Jaguars now) existed on the northern edge of the district. There were a couple of gas stations on the southern edge. You had paperback book stores, two Woolworth locations, ice cream shops, all sorts of things, without "voodoo" or "daiquiri" in the name of every other shop. And my father always found a spot to park within two blocks of our place -- there were nowhere near the number of hotels with blocked-off parking areas.

The Quarter had a Bohemian vibe, I'm guessing, but middle-class people like my mother who worked in the nearby downtown lived there too. It was not expensive then.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 11, 2024 07:16 AM (omVj0)

103 Birdbath status?

Posted by: Just Wondering at February 11, 2024 07:19 AM (NBVIP)

104 Bluesky CAN mass block content. It does, and it will do more as it grows. It is CSAM for now....

“The analogies here are really just, this is how the web works,” Graber said. “So what you do when people are building things on the web that could be dangerous? There’s different levels of intervention. First of all, don’t promote it, don’t send it out to more eyeballs. And then you can disconnect from it, don’t link out to it. So make it less discoverable.”

This is more of a hands-off approach, which also relies on users to take advantage of Bluesky’s customizable moderation tools to determine what online safety means to them. But that might be a lot of responsibility to place on the individual user. In more extreme cases — like the dissemination of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) — the team behind the AT Protocol will step in to eliminate the violative material entirely.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 11, 2024 07:19 AM (lu1XB)

105 Happy Sunday

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 11, 2024 07:19 AM (ENQN6)

106 Granddad of 2 now, a 2 year old boy and a little girl
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2024 06:52 AM (PQ4m2)
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Mazel tov!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 11, 2024 07:21 AM (RIvkX)

107 Should be well above freezing but cloudy.

Posted by: Skip at February 11, 2024 07:21 AM (fwDg9)

108 My Mardi Gras 4 year progression.

Year 1: Mardi Gras in Metairie and the parishes: good family fun

Year 2: Mardi Gras along St. Charles Avenue: high energy decadence.

Year 3: Mardi Gras in the Quarter: drunken perverseness

Year 4: Mardi Gras out of town: regained sanity

Posted by: Muldoon at February 11, 2024 07:22 AM (991eG)

109 My money is on Haley in it to get at least 1 delegate. I am guessing that the GOP has a plan they feel is pretty solid bet to be successful, to disqualify trump at the convention, leaving the nomination to the next highest delegate getter by default.

If they do that, I vote D straight ticket.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 11, 2024 07:22 AM (lu1XB)

110 Should be well above freezing but cloudy.
Posted by: Skip at February 11, 2024


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This dump will be forty degrees above freezing. If this were April or May after a long cold winter, or it were a dry warmth, I'd appreciate it. But it isn't.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 11, 2024 07:23 AM (omVj0)

111 >>>>The Quarter had a Bohemian vibe, I'm guessing, but middle-class people like my mother who worked in the nearby downtown lived there too. It was not expensive then.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 11, 2024 07:16 AM (omVj0)

That’s interesting as many people, like me, have no idea that it was that type of neighborhood. Make a great story as opposed to “A Streetcar Named Desire”.

Posted by: Rufus T. Firefly at February 11, 2024 07:23 AM (MjXxC)

112 Went to New Orleans in the 80s, mostly in the French Quarter area. It was delightfully naughty. Went back in the '10s. Larry Flynt owned 3 different establishments. Flynt was human trash, and the establishments he owned reflected that. The French Quarter had devolved from an '80s sex comedy to your typical porn movie.

Posted by: Wally at February 11, 2024 07:24 AM (f45Vt)

113 That’s interesting as many people, like me, have no idea that it was that type of neighborhood. Make a great story as opposed to “A Streetcar Named Desire”.
Posted by: Rufus T. Firefly at February 11, 2024 07:23 AM (MjXxC)
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Stellaaaaaaa!

Posted by: The One Line Everyone Knows From That Play at February 11, 2024 07:24 AM (0gvpA)

114 The Trump rally yesterday was a joy. Even though I arrived when I thought would be early, no way I was getting into the main building. Line went back as far as eye could see. In any case, I and my friends were happy in the overflow crowd kibbitzing with all the fine people. All ages, types, colors -- great spirit. Trump came out to address the overflow. Estimates I heard were 30,000 people in all. You experience this and marvel. Maybe SC is atypical in its boosterism, but still.

Posted by: Ordinary American at February 11, 2024 07:24 AM (ct2rc)

115 @106 - Congrats SF!!

Posted by: TeeJ at February 11, 2024 07:25 AM (o3xwr)

116 Never been to New Orleans, nor Mississippi, Alabama Louisiana area,

Posted by: Skip at February 11, 2024 07:26 AM (fwDg9)

117 Year 4: Mardi Gras out of town: regained sanity
Posted by: Muldoon at February 11, 2024


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Exactly.

I've lived here since I was five, went to school here. And I have never felt as though I belonged here. I see no value in sitting out in heat that would stun a Cape buffalo in order to pull apart red-black insectoids (crawfish) for a flake of meat smaller than my fingernail. Drinking, I have been sober for several decades. And the more crowded and party-ish the place gets, the harder it is to move around and actually enjoy yourself.

I'm retiring someplace smaller. How's Wolf Hole, Arizona, this time of year?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 11, 2024 07:26 AM (omVj0)

118 The Cat's Meow has a live webcam on Bourbon Street.

Posted by: Miklos knows...things at February 11, 2024 07:26 AM (rbTgL)

119 I had to go to a meeting with the Feds in New Orleans that was strangely scheduled during Mardi Gras and it was a hellscape. The conference was a joke because the people they sent with me partied the entire time instead of working.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 11, 2024 07:26 AM (RIvkX)

120 Never been to New Orleans, nor Mississippi, Alabama Louisiana area,
Posted by: Skip at February 11, 2024


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If you visit, do it only in December, January, or February. The rest of the year is a sweltering hell hole. (And December can be iffy.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 11, 2024 07:27 AM (omVj0)

121 Never been to New Orleans, nor Mississippi, Alabama Louisiana area,
Posted by: Skip at February 11, 2024 07:26 AM (fwDg9)
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I've been to Vicksburg. The Battlefield Park is pretty awesome. Don't miss the USS Cairo and the adjoining museum.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at February 11, 2024 07:27 AM (0gvpA)

122 Had a chance to partake in Mardi Gras in Mobile a year ago. It was fun.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at February 11, 2024 07:28 AM (NBVIP)

123 The Cat's Meow has a live webcam on Bourbon Street.
Posted by: Miklos knows...things at February 11, 2024


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The local news outlets have one they always use at the corner of Bourbon and Orleans. It looks up toward the gate to my childhood home. When they show the area early early on regular mornings, not like today or Obese Tuesday, it's deserted and looks livable.

If, of course, you are John Goodman or Angelina Jolie and can afford the place.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 11, 2024 07:30 AM (omVj0)

124 "Strangely scheduled " LOL. Party on the Federal Dime! At least that's what whoever scheduled it thought.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2024 07:30 AM (S6gqv)

125 23 "America Alone" sounds like a pretty good thing. I just finished reading a history, an overview of the Roaring Twenties. America had some overseas adventures during that time, Haiti and Nicaragua, but generally we were isolationist. "Mister, we could use a man like Calvin Coolidge again."
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 11, 2024 06:01 AM (omVj0

Mark Steyn wrote a cautionary best-seller titled "America Alone" in 2006. He followed that up with "After America" five years later. Thanks, Obama!

Posted by: JM in Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at February 11, 2024 07:31 AM (iJZ+o)

126 Grandson got up and I had to play with him for a while and open his 'Gifts" from his new sister, like his Piano. LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2024 07:32 AM (PQ4m2)

127 The plot putrefies. Willis can use the "But I am standing up to the bad orange man" defense.

Merchant's filing suggests that the romance between Willis and Wade was commonly known at least in Wade's offices, and perhaps in Willis' as well. Merchant served subpoenas on people in both offices and may have other witnesses who will be forced to testify to their own knowledge of the start of the relationship.

Why does this matter? First off, if Willis lied about it in her filing, the court won't just throw her off the case; they'll refer her to the Georgia State Bar for committing perjury, at the least, which could result in disbarment. It's also substantive to Merchant's claim of a conflict of interest and that Willis receives financial benefits for pursuing the prosecution,

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 11, 2024 07:34 AM (lu1XB)

128 G'morning all.

Chrysler museum in Norfolk is somewhat interesting. The glass studio is amazing though.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 11, 2024 07:35 AM (L7gdA)

129 When does the Taylor Swift football game start?

Posted by: dantesed at February 11, 2024 07:36 AM (88xKn)

130 “Democrats want to see Biden engage with the press and voters in the off-script and punchy exchanges he’s been known for in the past, which they believe will help chip away at concerns about the president’s mental acuity”

dog faced pony soldier

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 11, 2024 07:36 AM (ENQN6)

131 “Democrats want to see Biden engage with the press and voters in the off-script and punchy exchanges he’s been known for in the past, which they believe will help chip away at concerns about the president’s mental acuity”

dog faced pony soldier
Posted by: rhennigantx at February 11, 2024 07:36 AM (ENQN6)
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Yeah, he's punchy, all right.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at February 11, 2024 07:37 AM (0gvpA)

132 Taytaybowl kickoff is 6:00pm est

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 11, 2024 07:38 AM (L7gdA)

133 "...engage with the press and voters in the off-script and punchy exchanges..."

Listen, fat...

Posted by: Push ups? at February 11, 2024 07:38 AM (NBVIP)

134 Merchant's filing suggests that the romance between Willis and Wade was commonly known at least in Wade's offices, and perhaps in Willis' as well.
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I'm a tad unclear on this. Wouldn't common knowledge of her being a ho and homewrecker be a bad thing?

Hey, remember when Trump said powerful people could do whatever they wanted to women like Wade's wife and it was okay because they were powerful and people knew to keep their mouth shut if they wanted jobs and money?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - they tried to make me go to jihad and I said Beau, Beau, Beau at February 11, 2024 07:39 AM (75nGW)

135 Posted by: TeeJ at February 11, 2024 07:25 AM (o3xwr
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Not me, NGU.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 11, 2024 07:39 AM (RIvkX)

136 43 Good morning!

Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 11, 2024 06:26 AM (u82oZ)


Thanks. Sometime I need that reminder.

Posted by: JM in Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at February 11, 2024 07:39 AM (i0e4P)

137 Wally - you're right, in the 80's it was a great place, don't think I'd go there now. What used yo be so fun about N. O. was that it was one of those rare cities that had its own culture, even its own accent, separate from the state or even the country it was located in. But corruption and poverty have overwhelmed it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2024 07:39 AM (S6gqv)

138 I expect I'll be picking a lot of snackage, today.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at February 11, 2024 07:39 AM (0gvpA)

139 There is never any "punch" when shitpants is verbally abusive. There's no gotcha, no twist, no clever rhetorical ploy, it's just the Ron White school of debate: "Yeah, well, fuuuuuuuck you".

That's only going to win over the already won over.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 11, 2024 07:39 AM (9UlRk)

140 Byeeee.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at February 11, 2024 07:40 AM (0gvpA)

141 I fully endorse a press conference where Biden is completely off-script.

*pops popcorn*

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at February 11, 2024 07:42 AM (PiwSw)

142 Just as a strategic consideration, if Your Guy is currently in the midst of a preference cascade over being a senile old man, on what planet is having him go out and be irrationally combative towards everyone anyone's idea of the right play?

That's just going to make him look more senile.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 11, 2024 07:43 AM (9UlRk)

143 I think the Taylor Swiftathon kicks off at 6:30, not 6:00.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at February 11, 2024 07:43 AM (NBVIP)

144 One thing about working in New Orleans, even the hotel food was top-notch. Incredible cuisine everywhere and the people obsessed with eating well. A lot like here.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 11, 2024 07:43 AM (RIvkX)

145 https://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/385010

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2024 07:44 AM (PQ4m2)

146
Super Bowl in Lost Wages. I saw some radiological snooping going on in the area on X yesterday and didn't connect it to the Taylor Bowl.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 11, 2024 07:44 AM (nIvob)

147 Was lucky enough to attend college in New Orleans. Had one totallly crazy night in the Quarter my freshman year. After that I hung out mostly at my frat house and the local bars during Marci Gras. Still wild but manageable wild.

Posted by: RM at February 11, 2024 07:45 AM (urbih)

148 So the same people who know that Trump says racist things are now confused at why Biden is no longer saying clever things.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - they tried to make me go to jihad and I said Beau, Beau, Beau at February 11, 2024 07:45 AM (yFTmC)

149 >>>Just as a strategic consideration, if Your Guy is currently in the midst of a preference cascade over being a senile old man, on what planet is having him go out and be irrationally combative towards everyone anyone's idea of the right play?

That's just going to make him look more senile.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 11, 2024 07:43 AM (9UlRk
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Yeah, well we’re not schmaaaaat, like political consultants.

Posted by: Rufus T. Firefly at February 11, 2024 07:46 AM (KwvbG)

150 I remember a scene in an otherwise forgettable Alan Alda political movie in which an old beloved senator played by Melvin Douglas suddenly utters gibberish at a senate hearing. His career collapses in that instant as a pall of sadness falls over the august gathering.

Ha.

Posted by: Ordinary American at February 11, 2024 07:47 AM (ct2rc)

151 You just know Biden thinks he has "it". That magic touch with the press and the people, and if he just gets out there, he can win people over with his folksy anecdotes, quips and shit eating grin. Assuming his staff aren't trying to sabotage him, they've got to be trying to limit and control his public appearances as much as possible.

Does Joe listen? Does he understand how he's being handled, and is he willing to play along. I think he was, previously, but the very direct attacks on his competence and mental acuity seem to have him rattled, and he's stubborn and vain. I think he REALLY wants to prove himself and beat Trump in a media/public forum.

It's a suicide mission, even with a teleprompter or hidden ear piece feeding him lines.

Posted by: Moron Analyst at February 11, 2024 07:47 AM (ycI94)

152 I literally tossed my shoes in the garbage at a stop on the way home.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead

My sister planned to honeymoon in New Orleans many years ago. She got there, took a *brief* look around, and told her husband, "Get me out of here!"

Posted by: JM in Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at February 11, 2024 07:49 AM (GG+aJ)

153 "I could have just lived fat and happy from all the money we rake in from China and Ukraine and god knows where else, but noooooo i had to be the good guy and be a Public Servant for you ungrateful bastards. And this is how you treat me!"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 11, 2024 07:50 AM (9UlRk)

154 Trending on Twitter - Biden-Swift 2024!

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2024 07:51 AM (S6gqv)

155 Trending on Twitter - Biden-Swift 2024!
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2024 07:51 AM (S6gqv)

Fort Sumter would fire on itself out of shame.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 11, 2024 07:52 AM (9UlRk)

156 The letter, sent Friday from the Treasury Department to Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., the top Republican on the Senate Banking Committee, notes that "Exchange events" convened by its Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, or FinCEN, "began shortly after January 6 under the prior Administration," and "included terms such as ‘antifa,’ ‘MAGA,’ ‘Trump,’ ‘Biden,’ ‘Kamala,’ ‘Schumer,’ and ‘Pelosi.’"

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 11, 2024 07:53 AM (ENQN6)

157 Fort Sumter would fire on itself out of shame.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 11, 2024 07:52 AM (9UlRk)

Shame? What's that?

Posted by: America, 2024 at February 11, 2024 07:54 AM (ct2rc)

158 I read a suggestion about giving up Social Media during Lent-or at least on Friday. Here a priest talks about it:

http://tinyurl.com/yhpjrsjf

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 11, 2024 07:54 AM (Ki//m)

159 Article at American Thinker on Sundowner and dementia, the writer thinks he doesn't have it at least exactly. Now no fkin way it's all a fake, there is no reason they would do that. He is a mess, just we will never find what exactly he has.

Posted by: Skip at February 11, 2024 07:55 AM (fwDg9)

160 "A good friend doesn't let their little buddy pick a fight with the giant pissed off Russian guy next to him at the bar.

A good friend also tries to stop the fight after its started.

...and then tells his buddy what a fucking idiot he is for doing that.

Posted by: Warai-otoko"


I though a good friend was supposed to jump in the fight and win it for his little buddy.

Posted by: Ripley at February 11, 2024 07:55 AM (PTDkx)

161 Beau and I used to ride on Mardi Gras floats together every year until he died fighting against Santa Ana in the Superdome.

Posted by: A well-meaning elderly man with a poor memory at February 11, 2024 07:58 AM (NBVIP)

162 Good morning horde. Watched American Fiction last night. Really enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone.

Posted by: WisRich at February 11, 2024 07:59 AM (Qgr0I)

163 Article at American Thinker on Sundowner and dementia, the writer thinks he doesn't have it at least exactly. Now no fkin way it's all a fake, there is no reason they would do that. He is a mess, just we will never find what exactly he has.
Posted by: Skip
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I suspect it is dementia and they're dosing him with adrenochrome and absolutely no one can discuss it.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 11, 2024 08:01 AM (WF0+t)

164 First thunder, then heavy hailstorm just hit 5 minutes ago. Driveway suddenly covered with chunks of ice, about quarter sized.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2024 08:02 AM (S6gqv)

165 So the new CV booster is actually worthless.
Around zero percent effective with Omicron much less other variants.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 11, 2024 08:02 AM (ENQN6)

166 Shame? What's that?
Posted by: America, 2024

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Posted by: David French at February 11, 2024 08:03 AM (ycI94)

167 So the new CV booster is actually worthless.
Around zero percent effective with Omicron much less other variants.
Posted by: rhennigantx

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I saw some advertisement touting the latest vaccine/booster whatever saying "54% in reducing symptoms!"

You know. Of the cold virus where people were required to wear masks because they wouldn't know they had it because there were no symptoms.

It's weird to watch all of this at work and to know it works.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 11, 2024 08:04 AM (WF0+t)

168
I think dementia is just like ingesting too much alcohol in that it reveals a persons true personality. Biden is a nasty piece of work.

He's going down a one way street in the wrong direction.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 11, 2024 08:05 AM (nIvob)

169 Maybe there is a sane position to hold between fucking around in everyone else's back yard and welding yourself into the basement.

Maybe there is a sane position to hold between totalitarian autarky and untrammeled anarchism."

I really like those phases, just wanted to say so.
Also most men have the good sense to keep their little buddy in their pants, at least in public.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2024 08:05 AM (S6gqv)

170 He has many visible symptoms of dementia
Emotional lability
Senescence
Stiff gait
Confusion
Aphasia
Disjointed thought

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 11, 2024 08:05 AM (RIvkX)

171 165 So the new CV booster is actually worthless.
Around zero percent effective with Omicron much less other variants.
Posted by: rhennigantx

Define "effective", science-denier. All my friends who got it had much milder symptoms than they would have without it. And there's no value you can place on peace of mind, knowing you're fully protected!

Posted by: Covidian at February 11, 2024 08:06 AM (ycI94)

172 Good morning. It was very telling that Bribe'em is pissed at Garland for not quashing Hur's report. The illusion that the Justice dept is independent of the executive in this administration was always a joke.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 11, 2024 08:06 AM (Fk7W1)

173 Oh, and one for paxlovid (sp?) where the commercial is essentially "we don't know if this helps or not, and there is no way to know if you, personally, will be helped in any way by taking it, but if you test positive for COVID you should take it because it's for sale."

It's completely win - win for Pfizer. Oh, it didn't help? You must've had a BAD case of COVID. But if you don't get any worse then it was because you took Paxlovid. Because that's Science. Also don't pay attention to your unvaccinated friend who never takes anything and whose body responded exactly like yours to the cold. It was the Paxlovid that helped you.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 11, 2024 08:08 AM (WF0+t)

174 Define "effective", science-denier. All my friends who got it had much milder symptoms than they would have without it. And there's no value you can place on peace of mind, knowing you're fully protected!
Posted by: Covidian at February 11, 2024 08:06 AM (ycI94)

Are you Branch or Straight Covidian?

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 11, 2024 08:09 AM (ENQN6)

175 Last one and then I'll try to shut up about it, but I just learned this yesterday.

TONS of people, especially women, are experiencing bald patches after getting the MRNA shot. I personally know two.

Guess which pharmaceutical company just released a medicine to treat patchy baldness? Go ahead. Guess.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 11, 2024 08:09 AM (WF0+t)

176 It was the Paxlovid that helped you.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 11, 2024 08:08 AM (WF0+t)

And if your eyeballs fall out and you shit yourself to death, you can't prove it was our fault.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 11, 2024 08:10 AM (9UlRk)

177 Good Morning, All. Off to make breakfast. I didn't know "Kaboom" had this Wikipedia entry: "Kaboom was the subject of a humorous essay at Ace of Spades HQ on September 4, 2013".

Posted by: JM in Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at February 11, 2024 08:10 AM (v51zh)

178
Emotional lability
Senescence
Stiff gait
Confusion
Aphasia
Disjointed thought

And his eyes look creepy.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at February 11, 2024 08:11 AM (NBVIP)

179 164 First thunder, then heavy hailstorm just hit 5 minutes ago. Driveway suddenly covered with chunks of ice, about quarter sized.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2024 08:02 AM (S6gqv)

we had this morning, about 4. Hail sounded louder than it was, due to the wind. Of course the second he drove the cars in, it stopped...

It's bumped to tomorrow because of Quinquagesima Sunday, but today is the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, who appeared to French peasant girl in the 1850s.

Posted by: sal: tolle adversarium et afflige inimicum at February 11, 2024 08:11 AM (jN2/U)

180 And his eyes look creepy.
Posted by: Quarter Twenty at February 11, 2024 08:11 AM (NBVIP)

Seriously wtf, it's like he did that prison thing where you tattoo the whites of your eyes with a ballpoint pen and a sewing needle....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 11, 2024 08:12 AM (9UlRk)

181 Click on the plastic bag ban link on the tech thread
There's a photo of the dimbo pol sponsoring the bill, a bunch of awfls & teens behind her. and someone covered with plastic bags as some kind of trash monster
Trash monster guy is the pnly black guy in the photo
The optics lol

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at February 11, 2024 08:12 AM (DpEcY)

182 And if your eyeballs fall out and you shit yourself to death, you can't prove it was our fault.
Posted by: Warai-otok

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This is just basic Science. It's common knowledge that 18-25 year old athletes are predisposed to heart problems and patchy baldness and eyeballs falling out.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 11, 2024 08:12 AM (WF0+t)

183 And his eyes look creepy.
Posted by: Quarter Twenty at February 11, 2024 08:11 AM (NBVIP)

The mean squint. Simultaneously vicious and vapid.

Posted by: Ordinary American at February 11, 2024 08:13 AM (ct2rc)

184 This is just basic Science. It's common knowledge that 18-25 year old athletes are predisposed to heart problems and patchy baldness and eyeballs falling out.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 11, 2024 08:12 AM (WF0+t)

It's always been like that, stop trying to gaslight people, gaslighter.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 11, 2024 08:14 AM (9UlRk)

185 Splitter!

Posted by: People's United Front of Covidia at February 11, 2024 08:14 AM (NBVIP)

186 And his eyes look creepy.
Posted by: Quarter Twenty at February 11, 2024 08:11 AM (NBVIP)

Remember the debates? He looked like an anime character. Or a shark. "Like a doll's eyes..."

Posted by: sal: tolle adversarium et afflige inimicum at February 11, 2024 08:14 AM (jN2/U)

187 It's bumped to tomorrow because of Quinquagesima Sunday, but today is the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, who appeared to French peasant girl in the 1850s.
Posted by: sal: tolle adversarium et afflige inimicum at February 11, 2024 08:11 AM (jN2/U)

Bernadette?

Posted by: dantesed at February 11, 2024 08:14 AM (88xKn)

188 Remember when everybody was making jokes about Biden's hair plugs? That guy became president. Anything is possible in America!

Posted by: Ordinary American at February 11, 2024 08:14 AM (ct2rc)

189 The letter to Tim Scott might explain why he was flying back from Charleston to DC on Friday evening.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 11, 2024 08:15 AM (L7gdA)

190 After the hail incredible downpour - I'd estimate we got at an inch or two of rain in the last 20 minutes. Haven't had a storm this intense for a while; one limb down in the yard, big but manageable. Tapering off now.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2024 08:16 AM (S6gqv)

191 Remember when everybody was making jokes about Biden's hair plugs? That guy became president. Anything is possible in America!
Posted by: Ordinary American at February 11, 2024 08:14 AM (ct2rc)

I think they had the air on the gun dialed up too high when they fired those little fuckers in there....

*FFFFFPSSHT-doomp*

"Why does everything smell like the number seven now?"

"SHUT UP AND HOLD STILL!"

*FFFFFPSSHT-doomp*

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 11, 2024 08:17 AM (9UlRk)

192 Moron Robbie - exactly! They're running snake oil salesman lines from the old traveling show routines, and people are lapping it up.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2024 08:18 AM (S6gqv)

193 My wife and I spent a couple of nights in New Orleans just off Bourbon Street a few years ago. On our last night there, we picked out a restaurant to have breakfast the next morning before we left.
When we got there the next morning, the place was closed off with yellow police tape. We were told there had been a stabbing there about an hour before.
I'm in no hurry to get back there.

Posted by: Florida Peasant at February 11, 2024 08:20 AM (dr4Q1)

194
It's a suicide mission, even with a teleprompter or hidden ear piece feeding him lines.
Posted by: Moron Analyst at February 11, 2024 07:47 AM (ycI94)

Can you imagine what meetings are like with him? Work for a boss with a hair-trigger temper? With cameras off? When memory fails: "I never f**kin' said that!" Or do they humor him and simply take orders from the Puppet Master. The Code of Omerta is strong.i

Posted by: JM in Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at February 11, 2024 08:21 AM (Rwc5r)

195 @188

>>That guy became president. Anything is possible in America!

That guy doesn't even know what today's date is, he didn't become President, he was installed by an scheming Junta.

Sadly, we live in occupied America, the full contours of the occupation have not fully taken shape, but nonetheless, the America we once knew is over.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 11, 2024 08:21 AM (XV/Pl)

196 The attempt to put Garland on the SCOTUS was during the Obama reign. Now Garland's special council launches a weasel attack upon Biden.

Posted by: davidt at February 11, 2024 08:22 AM (SYTee)

197 Democrooks want to send more taxpayer money to CA to entice more illegals to he US


Why should I pay money in SC for more illegals in CA?

Posted by: vic at February 11, 2024 08:22 AM (A5THL)

198 Okay, I just went to

https://www.paxlovid.com/

and this is not a joke. Our Betters are now saying that if you have a mental health condition that makes you more likely to catch colds
-----------------

"Some of the most common risk factors for progression to severe COVID‑19 include:

Age of 50+ years
Certain health conditions and diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes
Being overweight or obese
Mental health conditions
Lifestyle factors, such as smoking
Physical, mental, and developmental disabilities"

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 11, 2024 08:22 AM (WF0+t)

199 Sadly, we live in occupied America, the full contours of the occupation have not fully taken shape, but nonetheless, the America we once knew is over.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 11, 2024 08:21 AM (XV/Pl)

Sometimes i feel like that. Other times, i think that i haven't stopped being who i am just because someone pointed out i have a giant, disgusting, bloated tick hanging off the middle of my back.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 11, 2024 08:23 AM (9UlRk)

200 Bernadette?
Posted by: dantesed at February 11, 2024 08:14 AM (88xKn)

Yes, and I think I'll watch the "The Song of Bernadette" this afternoon.

Posted by: sal: tolle adversarium et afflige inimicum at February 11, 2024 08:23 AM (jN2/U)

201 174
Are you Branch or Straight Covidian?

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 11, 2024 08:09 AM (ENQN6)
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A fucked ....err .... forked Covidian?

Posted by: Ciampino at February 11, 2024 08:23 AM (qfLjt)

202 The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency would have gotten $6 billion, but “$1,400,000,000 shall be transferred to ‘’Federal Emergency Management Agency—Federal Assistance’ to support sheltering and related activities provided by non-Federal entities through the Shelter and Services Program.”

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement would have received $7.6 billion, of which “$1,287,102,000 shall be for …. the Alternatives to Detention program.” The program is used to release economic migrants into the care of Democrat-affiliated non-profits, even though federal laws say the migrants should be detained.

So the border bill was a big payout to illegals!

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 11, 2024 08:24 AM (ENQN6)

203 Looks like our beloved intel community is helping establish the right kind of democracy in Pakistan as we speak.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 11, 2024 08:24 AM (LkLld)

204 It could be plausible that mental issues can elevate other risks. Mental health problems cause stress. Stress causes hormonal imbalances. Hormonal imbalances cause all kinds of whacky shit like inflammation, suppressed immune response, etc etc.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 11, 2024 08:25 AM (9UlRk)

205 Happy Sunday, and I have a Chivas induced headache, a rarity the past several years. The alcohol intake has dwindled hugely from prior consumption. Not from any requirement to drink less, just a general lack of desire. Large change from past behavior and I think this has been a good idea,the intake was pretty intense at one point.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 11, 2024 08:26 AM (KATBx)

206 When we got there the next morning, the place was closed off with yellow police tape. We were told there had been a stabbing there about an hour before.
I'm in no hurry to get back there.
Posted by: Florida Peasant at February 11, 2024 08:20 AM (dr4Q1)

You remind me of an old line - you know you're booked at a bad hotel when you ask to check in early and they say no, forensics isn't done with your room yet.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2024 08:26 AM (S6gqv)

207 When we had COVID in fall of '22, he took Paxlovid and it made him sick as a dog.
The P.A. said, "Okay, just stop taking it."
Um...we thought it was necessary?

My doc, who I love, advised me not to get a flu shot this year. I never got the vax.

Posted by: sal: tolle adversarium et afflige inimicum at February 11, 2024 08:26 AM (jN2/U)

208 I am going to see "American Fiction" instead of seeing the Superbowl. American Fiction is about a black guy who can't get published as his real self and so develops a fake inner city persona and his writing takes off.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 11, 2024 08:27 AM (Ki//m)

209 I am so happy Tay Tay made it back from Japan in time to see her "boyfriend" play in the Super Bowl in Las Vegas.

More coffee...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 11, 2024 08:27 AM (R/m4+)

210 @202

>>So the border bill was a big payout to illegals!

Oh, it was so much more than that, money was only a fraction of what that POS Bill that McConnell and the GOPe were going to foist on us.

It might as well have been called, The Democrat Permanent Super-majority Act of 2024.

F**king Goofball, Illegitimate Political Party.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 11, 2024 08:27 AM (XV/Pl)

211 Advanced Hamas military compound found directly underneath UN Headquarters.
Subterranean complex uses UN electrical supply.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 11, 2024 08:27 AM (ENQN6)

212 Ahem. Pock-EE-stahn.

Posted by: B. O. at February 11, 2024 08:27 AM (NBVIP)

213 You just know Biden thinks he has "it". That magic touch with the press and the people, and if he just gets out there, he can win people over with his folksy anecdotes, quips and shit eating grin.

That is his brand. It always has been.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 11, 2024 08:28 AM (lu1XB)

214 It could be plausible that mental issues can elevate other risks. Mental health problems cause stress. Stress causes hormonal imbalances. Hormonal imbalances cause all kinds of whacky shit like inflammation, suppressed immune response, etc etc.
Posted by: Warai-otoko

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Oh, I don't doubt that at all. But here's why they're putting it on there:

"Approximately 75% of American adults have at least one risk factor for progression to severe COVID‑19. You could be one of them."

I'm betting without "stress" their potential patient pool drops significantly.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 11, 2024 08:28 AM (WF0+t)

215 Looks like our beloved intel community is helping establish the right kind of democracy in Pakistan as we speak.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 11, 2024 08:24 AM (LkLld)

Fucking hell.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 11, 2024 08:28 AM (9UlRk)

216 NGU- congratulations!
Grandchildren are such a blessing. Best wishes to the famly.

Posted by: sal: tolle adversarium et afflige inimicum at February 11, 2024 08:28 AM (jN2/U)

217 About 5” rain in our ETEX thunderstorm last night. Slept like induced coma. If I’d had a catheter won’t even had to get up.

Posted by: Eromero at February 11, 2024 08:30 AM (NxC5+)

218 I'm betting without "stress" their potential patient pool drops significantly.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 11, 2024 08:28 AM (WF0+t)

Definitely.

99% of people think they have a psychiatric problem.

Tell people they need your product if they have a psychiatric problem.

And if you can get the public private complex to outlaw pointing out how fucking stupid that is, you're golden.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 11, 2024 08:31 AM (9UlRk)

219 Bender - yes, this is occupied America, but its near the end, as everything is falling apart for them. But that's what worries me most, the occupiers are all getting truly desperate and are going to lash out every way they can. It's like we're stuck inside that last Springtime for Hitler,1945, and the only way out is through.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2024 08:31 AM (S6gqv)

220 @215

>>Fucking hell.

At this point, the US is a menace and is pretty much a destabilizing, malevolent world force at this point.

The rude awakening that we are going to experience in the not too distant future is going to be a pip.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 11, 2024 08:32 AM (XV/Pl)

221 I can't believe they ae still trying the foist that coVID sh&t on us after it as been admitted to be a fraud.

Posted by: vic at February 11, 2024 08:32 AM (A5THL)

222 We've been living in occupied America for a very long time. More like the Matrix.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 11, 2024 08:33 AM (LkLld)

223 CASA ALITAS: Well-located Invasion Machine
Pima County Sheriff Involved? Providing all the Assistance to process Illegals?

http://tinyurl.com/22km3fpk

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 11, 2024 08:34 AM (ENQN6)

224 you know you're booked at a bad hotel when you ask to check in early and they say no, forensics isn't done with your room yet.
Posted by: Tom Servo

********

Heh!

Posted by: Muldoon at February 11, 2024 08:34 AM (991eG)

225 We should NOT still be in Pakistan.

Posted by: vic at February 11, 2024 08:34 AM (A5THL)

226 Can't really figure out what's going on in Pakistan, but I'll bet India is pointing and laughing their asses off

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2024 08:36 AM (S6gqv)

227
Whole lotta 'questioning the experts' here this morning.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 11, 2024 08:36 AM (nIvob)

228 How anarchists in North Carolina rescued books banned in Florida
A bookshop in left-leaning Asheville is now sending children’s books back to the Sunshine State

Never before has such an act of futility and grooming been so praised.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 11, 2024 08:37 AM (ENQN6)

229 Wonder what the news retards are going to pretend is the "proper" way to pronounce Lahore for this year's geopolitical clusterfuck.

Posted by: Warai-otoko says KEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEV at February 11, 2024 08:37 AM (9UlRk)

230 ... forensics isn't done with your room yet.
Posted by: Tom Servo

********

The little strip doesn't say "Sanitized for your protection. It says "Crime scene, Do Not Cross"

Posted by: Muldoon at February 11, 2024 08:38 AM (991eG)

231 So the border bill was a big payout to illegals!



The last I had saw that POS border Bill still ad not made it out of committee.

Posted by: vic at February 11, 2024 08:38 AM (A5THL)

232 Heddoe houtkeepee.

Posted by: Warai-otoko shoving a little cart through the caution tape at February 11, 2024 08:40 AM (9UlRk)

233 Vic- good to see you!

When Fr. comes back from India, I will explain that I'm not putting any more money in the plate for the diocese.

But I will gas up his car. (He has two parishes in different towns). Or get him a grocery gift card.
If the Bp. shuts us down, that's okay.

Posted by: sal: tolle adversarium et afflige inimicum at February 11, 2024 08:40 AM (jN2/U)

234 Bernadette?
Posted by: dantesed

In the original Deadpool movie (Marvel, not Dirty Harry lol), he made a quip about "spanking it to Bernadette Peters". Didn't know who that was, and you finally prompted me to go look her up.

http://tinyurl.com/4bnuy3ej

Ah, yes. I have seen her before. Attractive, and several pictures of her with Steve Martin.

Posted by: Admiral Ackbar at February 11, 2024 08:40 AM (ycI94)

235 The flu shot didn't work worth a shit this year. It is so bad, i can tell whether you have flu A or B by the look on your face.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 11, 2024 08:41 AM (lu1XB)

236 >> Can't really figure out what's going on in Pakistan, but I'll bet India is pointing and laughing their asses off

Hard to know all the details of a very complicated country with little real reporting but in broad strokes a very popular populist leader, Imran Khan, has been arrested and charged with multiple crimes such as leaking state secrets and personal corruption by what passes as their deep state/military. There appears to be widespread vote rigging going on to defeat his party and candidates and supporters who are protesting are being arrested.

Same old, same old.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 11, 2024 08:41 AM (LkLld)

237 So the border bill was a big payout to illegals!

Nonsense! There's nothing illegal about Ukraine, except the Russian invasion we're trying to stop...to save Democracy!!!

Posted by: GOPe at February 11, 2024 08:42 AM (ycI94)

238 BTW, as discussed here last night, pretty sure th UNWRA is finished for good. And good riddance! Revealed also in last couple of days - over the last few years, Qatar and the UNWRA funneled over $2 Billion to Hamas, which they used to build their gigantic underground fortresses.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2024 08:43 AM (S6gqv)

239 The last I had saw that POS border Bill still ad not made it out of committee.
Posted by: vic at February 11, 2024 08:38 AM (A5THL)

These aren't bills, they're bloated abominations. Every one of them, one after another. You stop one for the moment, more follow. DC is a factory producing them on an assembly line.

Posted by: Ordinary American at February 11, 2024 08:43 AM (ct2rc)

240 The crooked Commiecrats want to bring back Kerry to throw more tax payer money to cure globull warming.

Posted by: vic at February 11, 2024 08:43 AM (A5THL)

241
When 'Catholic Charities' wants to spread the word around the world, or provide food to starving people, they'll get some donations from me.

When they are actively involved in moving people from socialist countries to the USA they can go to hell.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 11, 2024 08:44 AM (nIvob)

242 GOPe @ 237-
The law, any law, written by professional politicians always means the opposite of its ‘stated’purpose.

Posted by: Eromero at February 11, 2024 08:44 AM (NxC5+)

243 206
".....You remind me of an old line - you know you're booked at a bad hotel when you ask to check in early and they say no, forensics isn't done with your room yet."

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2024 08:26 AM (S6gqv)
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Had not heard that one, love it, .... will find a use ...!

Posted by: Ciampino at February 11, 2024 08:45 AM (qfLjt)

244 I think dementia is just like ingesting too much alcohol in that it reveals a persons true personality. Biden is a nasty piece of work.
Posted by: Divide by Zero

I've known Brandon Shambles as long as I can remember, even before I was politically aware. I can't remember a time from my adolescence that he wasn't around.

He's always been a stupid, braggadocious, fake tough guy, unctuous, lying thug. That is all. He could say the most outrageous lies knowing that enemedia would cover for him.

Everything about him is a lie. Fake hair, fake teeth, fake face, fake back story to how he courted Jill and won his corvette (from her previous husband, a Biden backer), fake Beau stories. Oh, and he's corrupt as hell.

Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at February 11, 2024 08:46 AM (Wb+1f)

245 Hell, I remember when "Paste Eater" was what Biden was known as here.

Posted by: Connielu at February 11, 2024 08:46 AM (CB7fg)

246 The term "risk factor" is now used as a cudgel to coerce the public.

Statisticking be hard, yo.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 11, 2024 08:47 AM (991eG)

247 The commiecrats have managed to change NC into CA East?

Posted by: vic at February 11, 2024 08:47 AM (A5THL)

248 We went to the Disco Night last night and watched the old folks boogie. Mercifully, Mrs fd got a headache from the THUMP THUMP and we left a little early.

Tis a silly thing, disco. I was reminded of why I passed it by the first time around.

Posted by: UNRWA at February 11, 2024 08:48 AM (vFG9F)

249 Oops. Off subterranean sock.

Posted by: fd at February 11, 2024 08:49 AM (vFG9F)

250 Did y'all hear? Taylor Swift boyfriend is playing at the Usher concert today!!!

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at February 11, 2024 08:49 AM (cRrcX)

251 sh7t

Posted by: vic at February 11, 2024 08:49 AM (A5THL)

252 On X, people are asking "why is Egypt so upset at the suggestion they take in Palestinian refugees?"
Answer: Because they know them. Palestinians have that effect on people.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2024 08:50 AM (S6gqv)

253 I hope Vivek Rammaslammadingdong is safe and able to get himself and his family safely out of Pakistan.

Posted by: Joe Biden, His Brain Isa Broken at February 11, 2024 08:50 AM (R/m4+)

254 Ugh. Cold this morning. What is this, February?

Posted by: mindful webworker - gotta walk the pooch anyway at February 11, 2024 08:51 AM (ibVcF)

255 The University of Houston will display a golden statue with satanic imagery to honor abortion and memorialize the late Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The idol, named, "Witness," is an 8-foot tall naked female figure with braids shaped like goat horns and arms like tentacles. Its judicial lace collar mirrors Ginsburg's recognizable style.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 11, 2024 08:52 AM (ENQN6)

256 ‘There is iron in the words of Tom Servo.’

Posted by: Eromero at February 11, 2024 08:52 AM (NxC5+)

257 The idol, named, "Witness," is an 8-foot tall naked female figure with braids shaped like goat horns and arms like tentacles. Its judicial lace collar mirrors Ginsburg's recognizable style.
Posted by: rhennigantx at February 11, 2024 08:52 AM (ENQN6)

I don't know if i want this to be true or not true....

Posted by: Warai-otoko shoving a little cart through the caution tape at February 11, 2024 08:53 AM (9UlRk)

258 What is really upsetting Biden and Blinken right now, what they really do not understand, is Egypt's belief that Borders are important, Borders need to be guarded, and that you don't let anyone cross your Border unless you know exactly who they are and what they want. Crazy stuff, right?

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2024 08:53 AM (S6gqv)

259 @135 - SF - - Woops - thanks.
Then congrats NGU!

Posted by: TeeJ at February 11, 2024 08:53 AM (o3xwr)

260 You remind me of an old line - you know you're booked at a bad hotel when you ask to check in early and they say no, forensics isn't done with your room yet."

Posted by: Tom Servo
++++
When the hotel clerk is surrounded by plexiglass and you have to put your payment in through a drawer, that's a bad sign too.

Posted by: Florida Peasant at February 11, 2024 08:54 AM (dr4Q1)

261 I want Biden to give a 45 minute monologue on our historic ties to Ukraine, starting in 568. Cause I don't think folks in the Midwest want to see their kids fighting and dying for Ukraine.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 11, 2024 08:57 AM (dfztv)

262 Leftists: We don't believe in God and here's an image of one of our favorite people using religious iconography. Also we'd like an extra week off for Christmas.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 11, 2024 08:57 AM (WF0+t)

263 Birdbath status?
Posted by: Just Wondering

Not frozen (sorry for the deeLay !

Posted by: JT at February 11, 2024 08:58 AM (T4tVD)

264 You remind me of an old line - you know you're booked at a bad hotel when you ask to check in early and they say no, forensics isn't done with your room yet."
Posted by: Tom Servo
When the hotel clerk is surrounded by plexiglass and you have to put your payment in through a drawer, that's a bad sign too.
Posted by: Florida Peasant at February 11, 2024 08:54 AM (dr4Q1)

You know it's a bad hotel when the clerk axes you if you want an hour or half hour for the room.

More coffee...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 11, 2024 08:58 AM (R/m4+)

265
I don't know if i want this to be true or not true....

Posted by: Warai-otoko shoving a little cart through the caution tape at February 11, 2024 

I agree, it's oddly quote appropriate. Oh well I've realized that one of the good things about our art today is that no one will miss it when our grandchildren toss all of it into a landfill a few decades from now.
Bukele in El Salvador has put out a vid showing his people tearing down some communist statue, melting it down, and turning it into a manhole cover.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2024 08:58 AM (S6gqv)

266 Yes, and I think I'll watch the "The Song of Bernadette" this afternoon.
Posted by: sal: tolle adversarium et afflige inimicum at February 11, 2024 08:23 AM (jN2/U)

A great movie, one of the few I "purchased" at Amazon.

The author of the novel on which the screenplay was based, Franz Werfel, was an interesting man.

LINK: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Werfel

Posted by: mrp at February 11, 2024 08:58 AM (rj6Yv)

267 Bob of Bob's Red Mill has died. He was 94. I went to their retail store in Milwaukee OR a few times to buy bulk stuff. Good products. I like how he pivoted from wheat products to gluten free stuff.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 11, 2024 08:58 AM (dfztv)

268 >>What is really upsetting Biden and Blinken right now, what they really do not understand, is Egypt's belief that Borders are important, Borders need to be guarded, and that you don't let anyone cross your Border unless you know exactly who they are and what they want. Crazy stuff, right?

They understand. They are the public face of the people really running the show.

I did business in the Middle East for years. Everyone knows that no country wants the Palestinians. Everything DC politicians tell us is bullshit. We've been the lead funders of UNRWA for years other than when Trump shut it down. Technically, it was the State Department doing the funding but there really is no distinction anymore between the State Dept and the CIA.

Our government has been knowingly funding groups like Hamas for year while publicly proclaiming their support for Israel. That's why Biden and Blinken sound so confused now, they know what Hamas did but they are not fully supporting Israels right to lay waste to the terrorists.

This is what happens when foreign policy is outsourced to the spooks.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 11, 2024 09:00 AM (LkLld)

269 When the hotel clerk is surrounded by plexiglass and you have to put your payment in through a drawer, that's a bad sign too.
Posted by: Florida Peasant

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One of the best stays we ever had was at one of those places. It was near Legoland. Quiet and safe area and neighborhood and I was kind of confused until the second night when I saw that the Indian owners lived, cooked, had their kids there, etc. with them while they were helping guests.

I'd probably do it too if I were leaving the office to go help folks in their rooms.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 11, 2024 09:00 AM (WF0+t)

270 Can't believe in Satan without believing in God. I don't know why you would go with the dark horse.

Posted by: fd at February 11, 2024 09:00 AM (vFG9F)

271 Shame? What's that?
Posted by: America, 2024

Its the story of a gunfighter in assless chaps.

Posted by: JT at February 11, 2024 09:00 AM (T4tVD)

272 I think there's something truly insidious going on... these nutsacks started "ironically" talking about how great the devil is just to epater a couple bourgeoisies. But the devil, being who he is, used that opening to actually get into their minds and really send them around the bend.

That, or they're just plain evil from the beginning and the devil himself is pissed at his brand getting tarnished by all these no-class imbeciles.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 11, 2024 09:01 AM (9UlRk)

273 But the devil, being who he is, used that opening to actually get into their minds and really send them around the bend.

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This is my thought on it, too. Satan, moloch, etc. don't care if you believe in them. Just that you worship them. The demon on the other side of the ouija board doesn't care if you think it's a game or not, only that you open that portal by touching the little triangle.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 11, 2024 09:02 AM (WF0+t)

274 Shirred eggs on homemade whole wheat toast, the bread made with water, yeast, salt, and 100 percent WW flour.

Butter, heavy cream, coarse ground pepper, and some fresh chopped chives all part of the egg dish.

Pour-over coffee, french roast dark.

Yum.

We were up on Gasparilla island a couple days ago, standing on the lighthouse deck at the south end of the island, looking across the channel to Cayo Costa, the island that the eyewall of hurricane Ian crossed going west to east.

The wind rotation, the wind speed and how long it sustained with the eye moving slowly, the new moon and tide, and the shallow Gulf with its huge shelf going out 40 miles, all combined to create a storm surge of almost 14 feet to the eye's south, ruining Fort Myers Beach, and only going 3 feet onto Gasparilla, its winds coming across the narrow sound from the mainland.

Worst storm surge in 150 years.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at February 11, 2024 09:06 AM (KiBMU)

275 I see that Maduro is uping the bellicose game. They've moved more military assets to the border with Guyana. What struck me was part of the statement by the WH advisor. “We certainly don’t want to escalate tensions, but we have our own strategic relationship with Guyana.”
This concern for escalating tensions seems to be their ongoing theme. Concerns about escalation are valid, but that shouldn't leave the strategy meetings. Put a couple Naval assets outside their maritime border and don't say a thing.
These inept idiots couldn't win a neighborhood gang war.
Maduro is a pawn, and at some point his piece is going to get moved.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * need a new hobby at February 11, 2024 09:07 AM (pknS0)

276 Can't believe in Satan without believing in God. I don't know why you would go with the dark horse.
Posted by: fd at February 11, 2024 09:00 AM (vFG9F)

It's probably very easy. Created against your will, and not allowed to undo that creation? Forced to serve a master you never chose, or be condemned eternally? Blamed for every ill and misfortune for simply existing? It's real easy to find sympathy for the Devil if you don't already have a healthy relationship with your Father. We may be created in God's image, but we're also created in Satan's situation. And everything goes quite literally to Hell when you embrace that self performing profession of non serviam.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 11, 2024 09:07 AM (9UlRk)

277 So the border bill was a big payout to illegals!
ETC....

They are claiming, "We are trying to secure the Border!"while holding down your little granddaughter to be gangraped by the savages they let in and then pissing all over her face.

I really am beginning to think the 'elite' really REALLY WANT the people to rise up and execute them en masse in ad hoc street trials for treason.
Do they really think the military and savages will within days white knight them by nuking Des Moines etc., enslave the middle class, and move them into camps while most of the 'elite' collect the plunder?





Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at February 11, 2024 09:12 AM (cOq4q)

278 The other thing that struck me is the push back on the Big Mike taking the stage rumors. Axlerod has been throwing shade at the rumors. He described her as a political conscript who never wanted to be in that position. Horse manure David. As far as I am concerned, they are setting her up to be the reluctant savior.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * need a new hobby at February 11, 2024 09:12 AM (pknS0)

279 JackStraw, Khan's party was also outlawed and not permitted on the ballots, and a large number of them appear to have won seats anyways. Not enough to not need a coalition, but too big to ignore.
So there will be riots

Posted by: Kindltot at February 11, 2024 09:18 AM (D7oie)

280 "Stop making me look like a goat, you jackwagons, I'm a perfectly normal looking angel who just happens to be evil! Ugh."

Posted by: Stan at February 11, 2024 09:22 AM (9UlRk)

281 You Know, Beau died waiting in line at a Taylor Swift uh, you know, uh...anywa.................

Posted by: Joe Biden at February 11, 2024 09:28 AM (cHOHf)

282 Ignore me if you like, I'm just riffing on the idea... all the stuff about goat horns and hooves and serpents, all that "satan-y" imagery.... it's really a bit distracting. What Satan "looks like" is a father saying "oh, fuck those little brats, they've got twelve games this season and i had a hard day at work, i deserve to sit home and put the real game on and crack a beer." He looks like a politician accusing innocent people of the crimes he is actively committing in plain sight and getting away with. He looks like an entire generation being trained to be so obsessed with their Identity that they never develop an identity. He looks like stealing a whole case of Toblerones from the Walgreens because you're "just trying to feed your family".

Satan doesn't look like a goat. He looks like a normal ass human being.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 11, 2024 09:31 AM (9UlRk)

283 >>JackStraw, Khan's party was also outlawed and not permitted on the ballots, and a large number of them appear to have won seats anyways. Not enough to not need a coalition, but too big to ignore.
So there will be riots

Yea, it seems like they ran under a different or different affiliations but the people knew what they supported.

Push back against the transnational ruling elite blob seems to be popping up around the world. Hopeful sign.

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