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Do You Believe In Miracles? The 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team And The Future Of Patriotism

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America had been on a roller coaster for almost 20 years, and most Americans wanted to get off the ride. From the highs of the space program to the lows of three high-profile assassinations, a presidential resignation, a military victory snatched from our armed forces by political machinations, violent cultural upheavals on our campuses and the concurrent profound social fracturing, fuel crises, the humiliation of the Iranian hostages, an economy that could not produce, stagflation, and a host of other ills conspired to shift the vision of a country from its post-war magnificence to one that gazed down on a country that was crumbling, polluted, getting poorer, and less influential on the world stage.

But the improbable success of a bunch of college hockey players against the Soviet Union and its seemingly inexorable drive for world domination was a respite from the grinding misery that had become America in the late 1970s. The story had everything America loved...underdogs, insurmountable odds, fighting and playing not for personal glory and wealth, but for a thing greater than themselves.

Did their victory provide a catalyst for the resurgence of America in the 1980s? No...of course not. It was a hockey game, not a geopolitical or economic tsunami. But it was a powerful symbol of what America once was, and could be again, and for a few moments the country remembered what it was like to see the horizons as limitless, rather than the increasingly stratified and static country we seemed to be becoming.

There were other forces at work too...Ronald Reagan understood how fragile our freedoms were and was able to articulate a vision of America that matched that of those 20 hockey players. Jimmy Carter's timid, diffident, and perhaps cowardly approach to America's problems became increasingly obvious. And most of all, America was still solidly patriotic, with love of country front and center in a large majority of the country. Reagan could rely on that deeply held belief that America was, is, and will always be the greatest country on earth, and that we would emerge from our current malaise a better and stronger country and people.

44 years later our country is in similarly dire straits. We are socially and politically fractured, our infrastructure is collapsing, the world sees us as a toothless, squawking bully, and our government seems to be actively pursuing policies that are antithetical to everything that America has believed for most of its history.

Worst of all, that sense of shared history and love of a common culture that is the hallmark of patriotism and American Exceptionalism has never been more fragile. If A similar situation in the world of sports...some amazing impossible run to the podium...happens, would America even notice or care? Would it become the focus of an awakening of love of country, or a refocus on what joins us together?

I think not. We have destroyed sports by relentlessly monetizing it: burying amateur athletics under a mountain of cash. Of course that is just a symptom of a much greater problem. We are no longer a unified country. Those tenuous links of the 60s and 70s that were made so much stronger by the resurgence of a belief in America as the greatest country on earth have been diluted by an ocean of illegals, by the careful undermining by the progressive academy of America Exceptionalism as a common bond; replaced by a post-modern mess of lemming-like pseudo-individualism, by the replacement of religion with new-age blather, and by the destruction of the idea of family as the first building block of a successful culture.

If we are to recover our past success, from where will that drive come? How will we rebuild the links that join us as a people? Would we even bother to cheer if those 20 players once again did the impossible?

Posted by: CBD at 12:00 PM




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1 The place

Posted by: Ciampino --- at February 25, 2024 12:01 PM (qfLjt)

2 "How will we rebuild the links that join us as a people? "

We all hate Taylor Swift. That's a start.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at February 25, 2024 12:02 PM (NBVIP)

3 We all hate Taylor Swift. That's a start.
Posted by: Quarter Twenty

Mrs. Wrecks loves Tay Tay.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 25, 2024 12:06 PM (FVME7)

4 If we are to recover our past success, from where will that drive come? How will we rebuild the links that join us as a people? Would we even bother to cheer if those 20 players once again did the impossible?

==

Let's ask AI !

Posted by: runner at February 25, 2024 12:06 PM (V13WU)

5 They didn't even play the Black National Anthem at Lake Placid.

How backward.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 25, 2024 12:07 PM (YAtuc)

6 We all hate Taylor Swift. That's a start.
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Mrs. Wrecks loves Tay Tay.


Which, in microcosm, describes the whole problem. We think "we" are, if not "all," at least the norm. But "we" probably aren't.

Posted by: Oddbob at February 25, 2024 12:08 PM (sNc8Y)

7 News you can use!

Rolling Stone
@RollingStone
N95 Masks vs. KN95 Masks: Which Face Coverings Should We Be Wearing Right Now?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 25, 2024 12:08 PM (FVME7)

8 Balkanization. Or collapse.

Pick one.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 25, 2024 12:08 PM (Q4IgG)

9 I remember Kerri Strug's heroic vault in the 1996 olympics and the vile way the FNM painted it not as heroic of Kerri but domineering by the coach Károlyi.

That pretty well soured me on the olympics. Stupidly it took several more years of FNM vile lies to advance their narratives before I learned that they were all working in lock step against a strong American Republic.

Posted by: PaleRider at February 25, 2024 12:09 PM (3cGpq)

10 We all hate Taylor Swift. That's a start.
Posted by: Quarter Twenty at February 25, 2024 12:02 PM (NBVIP)

Not as much as I dislike her fag "boyfriend."

Did anyone really believe any team other than his would be allowed to win the Super Bowl?

Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2024 12:09 PM (GtZ7X)

11 "...from where will that drive come?

I wish I knew. Certainly not from the standard issue GOP. Maybe people like Trump, who defends his country well, will inspire people like Vivek to actually make the case to the public for renewal in America.

Posted by: PJ at February 25, 2024 12:10 PM (G1dq6)

12 I also remember being at a HS basketball game during the airing of the USA game against the soviets in 1980, they switched to the announcing of the game and everyone in the bleachers started chanting USA USA.

Posted by: PaleRider at February 25, 2024 12:11 PM (3cGpq)

13 12 I also remember being at a HS basketball game during the airing of the USA game against the soviets in 1980, they switched to the announcing of the game and everyone in the bleachers started chanting USA USA.
Posted by: PaleRider at February 25, 2024 12:11 PM (3cGpq)


Eeek! Christian Nationalists! Run!

Posted by: MSNBC at February 25, 2024 12:12 PM (PiwSw)

14 I remember Kerri Strug's heroic vault in the 1996 olympics and the vile way the FNM painted it not as heroic of Kerri but domineering by the coach Károlyi.

Posted by: PaleRider at February 25, 2024 12:09 PM (3cGpq)

It's probably just me, but these days I assume all the adult males hanging around girl gymnasts are sexually abusing them.

Unlike other sportsball enterprises, like soccer and softball, in which case it's the adult women who are abusing them.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2024 12:12 PM (GtZ7X)

15 The infrastructure has been in decline for decades. Overseas airports are clean and modern, for just one example. Ours are dirty and “aging” as the saying goes, anytime another school district Taj Majal is envisioned. Paradoxically there, the school building might be new, but the pupils cannot read, cannot write, cannot think for themselves - but they are getting instruction on depravity.

Years ago, someone once interviewed a business owner, who had immigrated to the US. He said the USA was the best place in the world to run a business, but the worst place in the world to try and raise a family.

It isn’t the best place to run a business any longer, either. What made America great, was that the people were good. Well that seems to be on on a precipitous decline as well.

Outsourcing all the industry (“those jobs aren’t coming back” and losing the institutional knowledge and pool of qualified individuals capable of running a highly complex society is starting the whole country to vapor lock.

Did anybody really believe they could continue with the status quo, paper over problems with phony baloney confetti bucks, and make a living giving power point presentations?

Posted by: Common Tater at February 25, 2024 12:13 PM (gkbzD)

16 Lots of people don't realize they watched a replay...the game was played in the morning and broadcast in the afternoon.

Posted by: BignJames at February 25, 2024 12:13 PM (AwYPR)

17 Speaking of doughnuts, Bearclaw is worried.

NBC News
@NBCNews
For those who have criticized former President Trump, fears of retribution grow as he campaigns for re-election.

Interviews with a dozen people who’ve run afoul of Trump reveal deep concern, with some planning to leave the country if he wins.
. . . .
The Vindmans aren’t alone. Interviews with more than a dozen people who’ve run afoul of Trump for various reasons reveal deep worry among many that he will seek revenge if he wins another term. They are considering ways to protect themselves should he use the office’s vast powers to punish them over grievances that he’s been nursing.

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Crazy sumbitch may treat them the way they treated him!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 25, 2024 12:14 PM (FVME7)

18 > love of a common culture that is the hallmark of patriotism and American Exceptionalism has never been more fragile.

Shaming has become the common culture rather than shared pride in any person, place or thing.
No matter what the common thread there are just as many loose ends being pulled to result in shut up that's why.

Posted by: old chick at February 25, 2024 12:14 PM (sOete)

19 I'm going for a ride to the beach on this beautiful American afternoon.

Posted by: pawn at February 25, 2024 12:15 PM (QB+5g)

20 Lots of people don't realize they watched a replay...the game was played in the morning and broadcast in the afternoon.
Posted by: BignJames

We must resist the toxic time zone mindset!!

Posted by: Tonypete at February 25, 2024 12:15 PM (IpdaE)

21 Crazy sumbitch may treat them the way they treated him!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 25, 2024 12:14 PM (FVME7)

Maybe they should leave now...beat the rush.

Posted by: BignJames at February 25, 2024 12:16 PM (AwYPR)

22 Shaming has become the common culture rather than shared pride in any person, place or thing.

Posted by: old chick at February 25, 2024 12:14 PM (sOete)


Shame has a place in a healthy society. But we are now shaming the wrong behavior!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 25, 2024 12:17 PM (gSZYf)

23 ==
Let's ask AI !
Posted by: runner

Gobble AI: okay, here is a diverse group of 1980 Hockey Players winning the U.S. Olympic gold medal.

*image of people that do not play hockey*

Bif: *splutters in rage*

Posted by: BifBewalski at February 25, 2024 12:17 PM (MsrgL)

24 Crazy sumbitch is lovephobic!

Tennessee governor signs law allowing for public officials to refuse to perform wedding ceremonies that violate conscience

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 25, 2024 12:18 PM (FVME7)

25 The infrastructure has been in decline for decades. Overseas airports are clean and modern, for just one example. Ours are dirty and “aging” as the saying goes, anytime another school district Taj Majal is envisioned. Paradoxically there, the school building might be new, but the pupils cannot read, cannot write, cannot think for themselves - but they are getting instruction on depravity.

Posted by: Common Tater at February 25, 2024 12:13 PM (gkbzD)

My kids were in a fairly affluent school district, even though their performance ratings lagged other comparable districts. While my kids were in high school, they finished a fancy new auditorium. For reasons.

Then after it was done, the district went crying to the voters, saying how they couldn't afford the health care plan for the employees in the district. Won't you please please please increase the taxes you pay?

And the idiot voters did. Didn't change how well they were being taught, but sure made life easier for the teachers and administrators. Oh, and the district supervisor left right after, to go to one of more affluent districts in the area.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2024 12:18 PM (GtZ7X)

26 > For those who have criticized former President Trump, fears of retribution grow as he campaigns for re-election.

Interviews with a dozen people who’ve run afoul of Trump reveal deep concern, with some planning to leave the country if he wins.
_____________

How come nobody ever asks these asshats; "Retribution for what, exactly?"

I mean, we all know what they did, but do they have any self awareness at all?

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 25, 2024 12:19 PM (Q4IgG)

27 I have a hard time rooting for USA sports teams anymore. Seems like at least half the athletes kneel for the anthem. And then when talking to the press, continually bad mouth the country.
I ain't rooting for that.

Posted by: Florida Peasant at February 25, 2024 12:19 PM (dr4Q1)

28 Speaking of societal decline, it turns out that one thing has backfired on the Left in a major way.

Left-wing media has run a highly successful campaign to keep large companies from advertising on conservative media.

However, it turns out that what that campaign taught large companies is that advertising on any political media is dangerous, so they've defunded Vox as well as Breitbart. This apparently is a significant contributor to the bloodbath currently occurring in left-wing media.

NOOOOO... You weren't supposed to stop advertising with US - just those other people!

Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 25, 2024 12:20 PM (YAtuc)

29 SCOTUS Justice Sotomayor Now Traveling With a Medic

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She's not in fighting trim like President Biden.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 25, 2024 12:20 PM (FVME7)

30
Shaming has become the common culture rather than shared pride in any person, place or thing.

Aren't some places (China) a shame culture?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 25, 2024 12:21 PM (63Dwl)

31 Thx CBD, good post. Told this story a couple of days ago. I was having a sports argument with a younger person who insisted the game against Russia was for the gold. The argument was over when a friend came over and showed the guy a picture of his ticket stubs from the Fri medal round and the Sun Gold game, against Finland.
As far as what could bring us together, I think the best we can hope for is to watch the left implode.

Posted by: Smell the Glove at February 25, 2024 12:21 PM (oyVa+)

32 Shame has a place in a healthy society. But we are now shaming the wrong behavior!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 25, 2024 12:17 PM (gSZYf)

++++
So very true. If you do not play along with "make believe" that boys can become girls and that girls can become boys, many times just because they say so, you can be shunned and put on the road to ruination.

Posted by: washrivergal at February 25, 2024 12:21 PM (7YG60)

33 I ain't rooting for that.

Posted by: Florida Peasant at February 25, 2024 12:19 PM (dr4Q1)

Yup...although a recent USA hockey team won some tournament and there is great video of them belting out the national anthem with great glee!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 25, 2024 12:22 PM (gSZYf)

34 Crazy sumbitch may treat them the way they treated him!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 25, 2024 12:14 PM (FVME7)

There should be retributions, but there won't be.

I think these grifters are complaining, because DC is supposed to work so the out party bides their time, waiting for their party to win, so they can get back on the government gravy train.

They're complaining because they know Trump won't hire them! Think tanks and corporate media gigs are fine and all, but the real grift happens from the INSIDE.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2024 12:22 PM (GtZ7X)

35 They're just defunding them with extreme prejudice.

Israel Rejects Insane Demand From Biden to Stop Targeting Hamas-Controlled Police Forces in Gaza

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 25, 2024 12:23 PM (FVME7)

36 Patriotism was still bipartisan in 1980 because the patriotic working class was still Democrat. Of course, we were introduced to Reagan Democrats less than 9 months after the Miracle on Ice.

Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at February 25, 2024 12:23 PM (d9Cw3)

37 None of the US hockey players were trans, minority or LGBTmouse. That team would not be celebrated and Herb Brooks would be called a cisnormative hater

Posted by: Smell the Glove at February 25, 2024 12:24 PM (oyVa+)

38 Florida Peasant at February 25, 2024 12:19 PM

Yeah I get that. I'll admit to only being a mild sports fan ever so it was not hard for me to quit watching when the kneeling 'in support of BLM' started up. And U.S. olympic coverage had been shit for ages, so much coverage of 'human interest' back stories, only showing snippets of the actual events. And when we started putting together professional all-star teams for olympic team sports; meh.

Posted by: PaleRider at February 25, 2024 12:24 PM (3cGpq)

39 None of the US hockey players were trans, minority or LGBTmouse. That team would not be celebrated and Herb Brooks would be called a cisnormative hater

Too bad Google has taken the image generation part of its AI down - the AIs vision of the 1980 American hockey team would be hilarious.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 25, 2024 12:26 PM (YAtuc)

40 *She's not in fighting trim like President Biden.*

Or me.

Posted by: Jimmuh Cahtuh at February 25, 2024 12:26 PM (NBVIP)

41 "Ukraine and its foreign partners could invite Russia to a future peace summit to discuss an end to Moscow's two-year-old invasion on Kyiv's terms, a senior Ukrainian official said on Sunday. Switzerland will host a summit to discuss a vision for peace by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, which could be handed to Russia during a second meeting at a later date, said Andriy Yermak, Zelenskiy's chief of staff. "There can be a situation in which we together invite representatives of the Russian Federation, where they will be presented with the plan in case whoever is representing the aggressor country at that time will want to genuinely end this war and return to a just peace," he said during a televised conference in Kyiv".


Good job Speaker Johnson! Also, given the situation , that 60 billion dollar military package to Uke is now moot.

Posted by: runner at February 25, 2024 12:26 PM (V13WU)

42 Yup...although a recent USA hockey team won some tournament and there is great video of them belting out the national anthem with great glee!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 25, 2024 12:22 PM (gSZYf)

That was the World Junior Championship.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 25, 2024 12:28 PM (xcrUy)

43 *pounding closed fist into open palm*

Let Trump be Trump!!

Posted by: Opus from Bloom County at February 25, 2024 12:28 PM (NBVIP)

44 Spotty to no internet again today
A 1WP I guess

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2024 12:30 PM (fwDg9)

45 That was the World Junior Championship.
Posted by: Northernlurker at February 25, 2024 12:28 PM (xcrUy)

We'll learn them.

By the time they're 18 we'll have them kneeling.

Posted by: Sportsball Industrial Complex at February 25, 2024 12:30 PM (QEJzX)

46 CBD ... you magnificent bastard! Your commentary today is spot-on ... which, in its own way, kinda sucks for our country. Much as I want to see Trump kick the shit out of the Communist Apparatchiks and their Establishment in November, I'm starting down the road (not happily, btw) to believing our best days as a nation may really be seen in the rearview mirror ... I hope not, but Reality's a bitch.

Posted by: Dr_No at February 25, 2024 12:30 PM (ayRl+)

47 All of our "problems" emanate from warshington dc and their vassals in new yawk, shitcago and commiefornia et al.

Eliminate the federales and watch the free states flourish while those looking for a handout eat each other.

We have nothing to lose but our chains.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 25, 2024 12:31 PM (R/m4+)

48 Agree with you, but at the same time it was a once in a lifetime event and I don't think that is a good metaphor for what ails our country right now.

The people that are in charge do not love America as it was founded. Reagan did. Big difference

Posted by: jeff at February 25, 2024 12:31 PM (ZiwLX)

49 he AIs vision of the 1980 American hockey team would be hilarious.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 25, 2024 12:26 PM (YAtuc)

I tried! That was my first thought for the graphic for this post.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 25, 2024 12:32 PM (gSZYf)

50 There is no way to adequately describe the 80s to someone who didn't live through them.

I said in 2020, the reelection of Trump would see us revisit that time, like the reelection of Reagan was the point "America" came back.
All the excitement, the growth, the ... fun. All of it.

Instead, Mondale won. And we became the Soviets we mocked.

And, even now, after 4 years, 38% of the public still wants to live in the concrete cubes built by the government ....

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at February 25, 2024 12:32 PM (cSaKW)

51 WaPo's George Will Calls Kamala for VP Biden's "Most Consequential Mistake" of His Life

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Oh, I can think of one or two others that rank up there.

Incidentally, I saw a true crime show, maybe 20/20, about a crazy optometrist and his crazy family who stalked and murdered his ex-wife in Delaware and they showed AG Beau Biden before he died falling on a grenade to save an orphanage in Iraq.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 25, 2024 12:33 PM (FVME7)

52 I think, given the way sports are being bastardized by the left's outrage mobs it's only a matter of time before they're relegated to the trash bin of history.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 25, 2024 12:33 PM (Q4IgG)

53 NOw they will go back to the Minsk II agreement that was scuttled by Boris acting on behalf of the Biden administration, but now with territorial adjustment. Because Russia will not restore Donetsk and other territories to the Ukes. So what did we, the United States gain ? What did the EU gain ?? What did Ukraine gain ? Sclerotic , Cold War fools got us into this.

Posted by: runner at February 25, 2024 12:33 PM (V13WU)

54 That was the World Junior Championship.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 25, 2024 12:28 PM (xcrUy)

Thanks!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 25, 2024 12:33 PM (gSZYf)

55 WaPo, NY Times, major networks are all pushing for Biden to get out and take Karamala with him. WWBD??

Posted by: runner at February 25, 2024 12:34 PM (V13WU)

56 Conservatives don’t do retribution, that isn’t who they are. Populists OTOH…

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at February 25, 2024 12:35 PM (tXFoB)

57 Our infrastructure is collapsing, huh?

All we do is pour money into it. All our streets should be paved with gold at this point.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 25, 2024 12:35 PM (8sMut)

58 Where the hell is our "early spring"?

Posted by: BignJames at February 25, 2024 12:35 PM (AwYPR)

59 One of the things I've come to realize as a young guy who didn't experience the 60s and whatnot is that there was once a functioning American culture, but it was then replaced by marketing slogans. And many of the nation's problems ultimately stem from this shift.

Posted by: CppThis at February 25, 2024 12:36 PM (PZvjL)

60 > Where the hell is our "early spring"?
____________

Groundhog lied. Probably a Fed plant.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 25, 2024 12:37 PM (Q4IgG)

61 RFKjr/Haley '24....let's make this interesting.

Posted by: BignJames at February 25, 2024 12:37 PM (AwYPR)

62 I think, given the way sports are being bastardized by the left's outrage mobs it's only a matter of time before they're relegated to the trash bin of history.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 25, 2024 12:33 PM (Q4IgG)

Maybe, but for now sportsball is a valuable part of the op.

If you think about all those parents out there, encouraging Muffy and Biff to excel at sportsball, the goal is usually to get them a college "scholarship," so they don't have to take out ridiculous loans, or pay out huge sums of cash.

Better for YOUR child to get the free ride, while all the rest of the suckers (i.e. taxpayers) foot the bill.

So you kid is indoctrinated, to save you money. Yay. Lets root for State.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2024 12:37 PM (QEJzX)

63 Balkanization. Or collapse.

Pick one.
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Free skyline tours with Pinochet Outdoor Adventures for all elected Democrats.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at February 25, 2024 12:37 PM (cSaKW)

64 Do you guys know that next Uke presidential elections were supposed to take place in March of this year ? Next month. But martial law, "now is not the right time for elections" !

Posted by: runner at February 25, 2024 12:38 PM (V13WU)

65 RFKjr/Haley '24....let's make this interesting.


or at least entertaining.

Posted by: BignJames at February 25, 2024 12:38 PM (AwYPR)

66 58 Where the hell is our "early spring"?

We're still in Joe Biden's Dark Winter.

Posted by: Opus from Bloom County at February 25, 2024 12:39 PM (NBVIP)

67 25 The infrastructure has been in decline for decades. Overseas airports are clean and modern, for just one example. Ours are dirty and “aging” as the saying goes, anytime another school district Taj Majal is envisioned. Paradoxically there, the school building might be new, but the pupils cannot read, cannot write, cannot think for themselves - but they are getting instruction on depravity.

Posted by: Common Tater at February 25, 2024 12:13 PM (gkbzD)

Depends on where you go. The TX airports are nice. The worst airports I have been in are…SFO and BOS, go figure.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 25, 2024 12:39 PM (8sMut)

68 Our infrastructure is terrible. Second world.

Posted by: runner at February 25, 2024 12:39 PM (V13WU)

69 RFKjr/Haley '24....let's make this interesting.
Posted by: BignJames at February 25, 2024 12:37 PM (AwYPR)

Trump would pick Haley as a running mate before RFK would.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2024 12:40 PM (QEJzX)

70 Oops. Off big nosed Reagan era comic strip sock.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at February 25, 2024 12:41 PM (NBVIP)

71 Yup...although a recent USA hockey team won some tournament and there is great video of them belting out the national anthem with great glee!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo
++++
That's great to hear. Strange how that used to be the rule. But now it's more the exception.

Posted by: Florida Peasant at February 25, 2024 12:41 PM (dr4Q1)

72
All we do is pour money into it. All our streets should be paved with gold at this point.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 25, 2024 12:35 PM (8sMut)

++++

I'll take just paved, period. Some of the roads I have to travel on are so full of pot holes, I think I am driving in Tijuana.

Posted by: washrivergal at February 25, 2024 12:41 PM (7YG60)

73 "Do you guys know that next Uke presidential elections were supposed to take place in March of this year ? Next month. But martial law, "now is not the right time for elections" !
Posted by: runner"
***********
In 1864 the US managed to hold elections during a rather large civil disagreement.

Posted by: Cosda at February 25, 2024 12:42 PM (jnpCe)

74 68 Our infrastructure is terrible. Second world.

No it's not.

Posted by: AT&T at February 25, 2024 12:42 PM (NBVIP)

75 Rolling Stone
@RollingStone
N95 Masks vs. KN95 Masks: Which Face Coverings Should We Be Wearing Right Now?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 25, 2024 12:08 PM (FVME7)

Simple: all Leftards should wear ten of each, sealed on with FlexTape.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 25, 2024 12:43 PM (tkR6S)

76 68 Our infrastructure is terrible. Second world.

No it's not.
Posted by: AT&T at February 25, 2024 12:42 PM (NBVIP)

It's a dem talking point...see "shovel ready jobs"

Posted by: BignJames at February 25, 2024 12:44 PM (AwYPR)

77 In 1864 the US managed to hold elections during a rather large civil disagreement.
Posted by: Cosda at February 25, 2024 12:42 PM (jnpCe)

And indeed, the election was a referendum on the war itself.

Vote for Lincoln = continuation of the war.

Vote for McClellan = negotiate a separation/peace with the South.

The voters chose.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2024 12:44 PM (QEJzX)

78 “Outsourcing all the industry (“those jobs aren’t coming back” and losing the institutional knowledge and pool of qualified individuals capable of running a highly complex society is starting the whole country to vapor lock.”

Interestingly, industry gets outsourced to this country all the time but there will never be a conversation about that.

Qualified individuals capable of running a highly complex society? I got news for you. This country despises merit. “It’s not what you know it’s WHO you know!” Americans cheerfully chirp, not caring that this thinking leads to very serious problems.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 25, 2024 12:44 PM (8sMut)

79 Maybe they should leave now...beat the rush.
Posted by: BignJames at February 25, 2024 12:16 PM (AwYPR)

Venezuela is nice this time of year.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 25, 2024 12:45 PM (tkR6S)

80 No it's not.
Posted by: AT&T at February 25, 2024 12:42 PM (NBVIP)


Time to federalize !

Posted by: runner at February 25, 2024 12:45 PM (V13WU)

81 The best outcome for the Ukes would be an "independent" Donetsk following a public referendum and Russia continues to fortify the hell out of Sevastopol which everyone who's paying attention knows is at the root of this. Oh, and a very strongly worded gentlemen's agreement that NATO, Foggy Bottom, and ze Germans don't get to stir up trouble with the locals anymore. Anything less than that, they'll all just settle down for a protracted siege.

Sometimes I wonder if this could have been avoided if Ukraine had blown up into a thousand little splinter states after the USSR fell like the rest of the region.

Posted by: CppThis at February 25, 2024 12:46 PM (PZvjL)

82 The ATT fiasco was a taste of many, many things to come.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 25, 2024 12:46 PM (Q4IgG)

83 Vote for Lincoln = continuation of the war.

Vote for McClellan = negotiate a separation/peace with the South.

The voters chose.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2024 12:44 PM (QEJzX)

Not that there was much continuation at that point…

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 25, 2024 12:47 PM (8sMut)

84 Stop kidding yourselves. It's all rigged in Vegas and that's the only reason to pay any attention to sports in this new millennium. I fucking hate sports unless I have a twenty riding on the latest pony.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 25, 2024 12:47 PM (EEgXH)

85 “There are only two places with good roads: Germany and Texas”. - my late father, said to me when I was 11

Having been in 19 countries and 42 states…I agree.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 25, 2024 12:49 PM (8sMut)

86 68 Our infrastructure is terrible. Second world.
Posted by: runner at February 25, 2024 12:39 PM (V13WU)

Not here in TX.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 25, 2024 12:51 PM (8sMut)

87 They are considering ways to protect themselves should he use the office’s vast powers to punish them
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Notice how they have absolutely no problem with a president having those "vast powers to punish" only that they could be deployed against them?

While cheering that the "vast powers to punish " are currently being deployed against Trump, against members of his administration and especially against his supporters?

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at February 25, 2024 12:51 PM (cSaKW)

88 Our country is done, so plan for disintegrated future, it's why I don't pay taxes ever

Posted by: Matthew at February 25, 2024 12:53 PM (WukiS)

89 I remember that game, when the beat the Soviets. Even my Dad, not a sports fan at all, was cheering them on.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not Ready for the Cart at February 25, 2024 12:53 PM (T/Lqj)

90 I'm not going down the pessimistic road.

Let me illustrate with what may at first appear to be a trivial example.
A few months ago I decided to pony up $99 for an annual Walmart Plus subscription. Long about last Thursday I realized I was getting low on paper towels. Instead of trying to remember it or even writing it on a list somewhere I exerted no more effort than tapping with my index finger on an electronic device smaller than a pack of cigarettes (remember those?). On Saturday morning some bubba in a Toyota Corolla drove up and put six rolls of paper towels on my front porch.
No one could even imagine doing that 44 years ago.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at February 25, 2024 12:55 PM (NBVIP)

91 87 Notice how they have absolutely no problem with a president having those "vast powers to punish" only that they could be deployed against them?
Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at February 25, 2024 12:51 PM (cSaKW)


NeverTrump and The Resistance would have been way less slutty if they'd taken a stand against the imperial presidency. Heck, Trump himself probably would have gone along with it. But as you note, they really love the imperial presidency so long as they have control of it.

Posted by: CppThis at February 25, 2024 12:55 PM (PZvjL)

92 Shame has a place in a healthy society. But we are now shaming the wrong behavior!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

Now, no matter the shared celebration of the person or event many will fault and shame the audience for finding happiness in the overall, not in the behavior of the unpleasant few. (kneeling, commercials, etc)

Progressives destroyed their joy because they had no room left for it and that is the one thing that will ultimately conquer everyone else. Stomping out any sense of common triumph, even something as thrilling as the actual hockey game.

Posted by: old chick at February 25, 2024 12:57 PM (sOete)

93 I see that Bob Costas has shot his smarmy little mouth off about Trump supporters. Must be up for a contract renegotiation so he has to verify his liberal chops. What a miserable little shit he is.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 25, 2024 12:57 PM (W/lyH)

94 93 I see that Bob Costas has shot his smarmy little mouth off about Trump supporters. Must be up for a contract renegotiation so he has to verify his liberal chops. What a miserable little shit he is.
Posted by: Diogenes at February 25, 2024 12:57 PM (W/lyH)

An elitist snob. And the Dream Team filled him with embarrassment and shame. Fuck him.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 25, 2024 01:00 PM (8sMut)

95 In 1864 the US managed to hold elections during a rather large civil disagreement.

The example cited by the Z-stans is that Great Britain didn't have an election from 1935-1945.

All the major political parties formed a national unity government, and Labour politicians held senior positions in that national unity government.

Churchill wanted to keep the national unity government going after V-E Day, but Labour said "no, it's time to hold an election", and an election followed, which Labour won.

Churchill didn't ban most opposition political parties, including the second largest party, the way Zelensky did.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 25, 2024 01:00 PM (YAtuc)

96 Having been in 19 countries and 42 states…I agree.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 25, 2024 12:49 PM (8sMut)

On the eastern and western borders of Texas, I have always maintained that there should be a sign next to the State Line sign, saying "Road Maintenance Ends".

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 25, 2024 01:01 PM (S6gqv)

97 And, even now, after 4 years, 38% of the public still wants to live in the concrete cubes built by the government ....
Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at February 25, 2024 12:32 PM (cSaKW)

Reminds me of that broad who was wading down I-10 or close to it in Nawlins after hurricane katrina. When she was rescued, they axed her why she didn't leave when she could. She said she didn't want to give up her government housing on the federal reservation that Uncle Sugar gave her for over 30 years.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 25, 2024 01:01 PM (R/m4+)

98 replaced by marketing slogans.

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I was in the grocery store yesterday and saw the organic food display. I thought that the word organic used to mean something but now it's just an advertising gimmick like Tony the Tiger or the Aflac duck.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 25, 2024 01:02 PM (FVME7)

99 88 Our country is done, so plan for disintegrated future, it's why I don't pay taxes ever
Posted by: Matthew at February 25, 2024 12:53 PM (WukiS)

“Defeatist cynicism is the arrogance that we know an outcome - we do not. Our Creator expects us to fight for good until HE ends the game, not us.” -Robert Pratt

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 25, 2024 01:02 PM (8sMut)

100 I know its after the book thread but it fits here.
I am reading "The Very Last War" by Hawthorne. The speech the character Jake makes begining on page 114 (Kindle) fits so very well into today's America and it will bring tears to your eyes.
Incredibly well done.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 25, 2024 01:02 PM (W/lyH)

101 We don't need no stinking habeas corpus.

Posted by: A. Lincoln at February 25, 2024 01:02 PM (NBVIP)

102 > In 1864 the US managed to hold elections during a rather large civil disagreement.
___________

I think there's a significant difference in the government now. Instead of looking at how to hold the next "election" they're likely looking for a reason not to.

To the point of fomenting civil unrest, instigating some sort of "national emergency" or whatever.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 25, 2024 01:03 PM (Q4IgG)

103
It's a dem talking point...see "shovel ready jobs"
Posted by: BignJames


"Spoon ready jobs"

Posted by: Uncle Miltie at February 25, 2024 01:03 PM (63Dwl)

104 We are not done. Not by a l9ng shot. Mainly because the empty-headed souless ghouls who assume that their proven-to-fail-100 percent of the time plans of economic centralization and return to serfdom at least know that value (wealth, goods, yadayada) have to come from somewhere to be distributed to the know-nothings in exchange for votes (see Wikipedia for a less cromulent definition of modern democracy.) The Buckhead suburb of Atlanta yearns to be free....and Atlanta will never let it happen. You won't like what we get dragged into by the large-brained mammals occupying the ranks of the fetid Uniparty....but we ain't done.

Posted by: Erik In Texas at February 25, 2024 01:03 PM (QN7a1)

105 58 Where the hell is our "early spring"?
Posted by: BignJames at February 25, 2024 12:35 PM (AwYPR)

Hear in Texas, 75 degrees and sunny right now.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 25, 2024 01:04 PM (S6gqv)

106 Wyoming has some pretty nice roads. Part of that might be light traffic, but even I-25 between Casper and Buffalo is in pretty good shape.

I-80 sucks, but that's more about the heavy truck traffic than the road conditions.

I-70 in Colorado over the mountains is a wreck.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not Ready for the Cart at February 25, 2024 01:05 PM (T/Lqj)

107 On the eastern and western borders of Texas, I have always maintained that there should be a sign next to the State Line sign, saying "Road Maintenance Ends".

No lie is told. NM is 90 miles away. I do not need the state line sign to tell me I’m in NM.

Maybe the Gov and those in the Roundhouse can appropriate some money for better roads, instead of, you know, wanting to pick and choose people’s hobbies.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 25, 2024 01:05 PM (8sMut)

108 And windy! Blowing hard out of the south.

Posted by: Erik In Texas at February 25, 2024 01:05 PM (QN7a1)

109 But they're such NICE interment camps!

Posted by: FDR at February 25, 2024 01:06 PM (NBVIP)

110 Churchill wanted to keep the national unity government going after V-E Day, but Labour said "no, it's time to hold an election", and an election followed, which Labour won.

Churchill didn't ban most opposition political parties, including the second largest party, the way Zelensky did.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 25, 2024 01:00 PM (YAtuc)

Something always seemed off about that, how as soon as the war was over, the nation tossed him out on his ear... only to bring him back after Labour screwed the nation.

I'm not a student of recent British history, but the impression I have is that those Labour years '45-'51 are most of what caused the nation to fall into third world shithole status that it fully enjoys today.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2024 01:06 PM (Kdc6E)

111 Where the hell is our "early spring"?
Posted by: BignJames at February 25, 2024 12:35 PM (AwYPR)

currently sunny and 60 here. Unusual for this locale.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not Ready for the Cart at February 25, 2024 01:06 PM (T/Lqj)

112 I was in the grocery store yesterday and saw the organic food display. I thought that the word organic used to mean something but now it's just an advertising gimmick like Tony the Tiger or the Aflac duck.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 25, 2024 01:02 PM (FVME7)

"Clean" Foods > Organic Foods

Posted by: Purple Haired, Bitter Faced Food Nazi at February 25, 2024 01:06 PM (R/m4+)

113 If we are to recover our past success, from where will that drive come? How will we rebuild the links that join us as a people?
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*revs up helicopter*

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 25, 2024 01:07 PM (RIvkX)

114 Let me illustrate with what may at first appear to be a trivial example.
A few months ago I decided to pony up $99 for an annual Walmart Plus subscription. Long about last Thursday I realized I was getting low on paper towels. Instead of trying to remember it or even writing it on a list somewhere I exerted no more effort than tapping with my index finger on an electronic device smaller than a pack of cigarettes (remember those?). On Saturday morning some bubba in a Toyota Corolla drove up and put six rolls of paper towels on my front porch.
No one could even imagine doing that 44 years ago.
Posted by: Quarter Twenty at February 25, 2024 12:55 PM (NBVIP)

Let's delve into this a little...I just checked. Six rolls of Bounty towels are priced at 9.98 at WalMart. Some minimum-wage ($15/hr?) WM employee had to spend 3 minutes picking that pack of towels off the rack, and move it to the outgoing rack for the delivery driver. There's 75 cents worth of labor right there. Then the driver has to pick his load from the rack, fill his car, and drive to your place. Let's say that 5 minutes of his time is exclusively devoted to getting those towels to you. It can't sustain itself.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 25, 2024 01:08 PM (tkR6S)

115 I-70 in Colorado over the mountains is a wreck.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not Ready for the Cart at February 25, 2024 01:05 PM (T/Lqj)

But it's a lovely wreck.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2024 01:08 PM (Kdc6E)

116 55 WaPo, NY Times, major networks are all pushing for Biden to get out and take Karamala with him. WWBD??
Posted by: runner at February 25, 2024 12:34 PM (V13WU)

They're like passengers on the Titanic who just noticed there's an iceberg 100 yards in front of them - and nobody is slowing down.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 25, 2024 01:08 PM (S6gqv)

117 26 > For those who have criticized former President Trump, fears of retribution grow as he campaigns for re-election.

Interviews with a dozen people who’ve run afoul of Trump reveal deep concern, with some planning to leave the country if he wins.
_____________

How come nobody ever asks these asshats; "Retribution for what, exactly?"

I mean, we all know what they did, but do they have any self awareness at all?

Posted by: Martini Farmer
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Some do some don't; May they all receive what they deserve.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 25, 2024 01:08 PM (7fmC8)

118 It is NOT warm out thar !

Don't let the sunshine fool ya !

That's today's accu-weather !

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2024 01:10 PM (T4tVD)

119 Micah Erfan 🇺🇸
@micah_erfan
Y’all remember when Republicans were normal???
[Picture of Romney and Nikki laughing]

Mark Hemingway
@Heminator
In 2012, Democrats and the national press accused Mitt Romney of being a gay bully in high school, abusing the family dog, giving employees cancer, and racist for supporting bipartisan welfare reform.
And now that he lost, you want to say he was “normal.”

Damin Toell
@damintoell
Ah yes, a photo of normal Republicans...taken the same year that the Chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party compared Nikki to Eva Braun at the Democratic National Convention.

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Micah Erfan, a columnist and self-described liberal from Houston, thinks we've forgotten...well, every presidential election of our entire lives, apparently.

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Leftists have always been scum.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 25, 2024 01:11 PM (FVME7)

120 Hiya

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2024 01:11 PM (T4tVD)

121 >I-70 in Colorado over the mountains is a wreck.


the freeze/thaw cycle is relentless

and there's this

http://tinyurl.com/y6rp6cd3

Posted by: Don Black at February 25, 2024 01:13 PM (geLO8)

122 @ 112 I was in the grocery store yesterday and saw the organic food display. I thought that the word organic used to mean something but now it's just an advertising gimmick like Tony the Tiger or the Aflac duck.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 25, 2024 01:02 PM (FVME7)

"Clean" Foods > Organic Foods
__________________________

By definition, 'organic' refers to CARBON-based elements (you know: like food). 'Inorganic' refers to NON-carbon-based elements (like, say, iron and nickel and cobalt and ... ). If it's not specifically designated as 'INORGANIC', by definition it is ORGANIC - anything that confuses this distinction is only Marketing 101 bullshittery. Accept no cheap imitations! Buy ORGANIC.

Posted by: Dr_No at February 25, 2024 01:13 PM (ayRl+)

123 118 It is NOT warm out thar !
Don't let the sunshine fool ya !
That's today's accu-weather !

Posted by: JT at February 25
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Hiya!

Last week's, haven't seen this week's, Bastardi said it's going to be mild until around March 4 or 5 then winter will be back.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 25, 2024 01:14 PM (7fmC8)

124 Ronaldus Magnus, East Victor

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 25, 2024 01:14 PM (aD39U)

125 59 One of the things I've come to realize as a young guy who didn't experience the 60s and whatnot is that there was once a functioning American culture, but it was then replaced by marketing slogans. And many of the nation's problems ultimately stem from this shift.
Posted by: CppThis at February 25, 2024 12:36 PM (PZvjL)

Could be the start of an insightful essay.

Posted by: m at February 25, 2024 01:15 PM (o3SCB)

126 It can't sustain itself.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 25, 2024 01:08 PM (tkR6S)

I'm not sure who owns what anymore, but Wally World must compete with Amazon, and the impression I get here, is that the quick delivery system is a bit overcrowded at the moment (from the oligarch/corporate industrial complex perspective).

If Wally World is charge less than the market will bear, that's because they expect to undercut the competitors, namely DoorDash and whoever else is still around for quick delivery services of prepared food and daily supplies.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2024 01:16 PM (zkeGc)

127 Nice post CBD !

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2024 01:17 PM (T4tVD)

128 I do tend to buy the organic boxed salad. The cheaper non-boxed stuff from Dole or whatever invariably smells bad and is nasty after about a day. Stuffing some paper towels in it helps but it still winds up not being very good. I live by myself, so if I'm getting something like that it's gotta be good for most of the week.

I should probably just get one of those salad crisper things and dump the bag into it as soon as I get home.

Posted by: CppThis at February 25, 2024 01:17 PM (PZvjL)

129 For those who have criticized former President Trump, fears of retribution grow as he campaigns for re-election.


Jeez, I can't vote for him any harder unless pikes are involved.

Interviews with a dozen people who’ve run afoul of Trump reveal deep concern, with some planning to leave the country if he wins.

Run you cur, tell all the other cur that Trump is coming, and Hell is coming with him.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 25, 2024 01:17 PM (aD39U)

130 I'm not sure who owns what anymore, but Wally World must compete with Amazon, and the impression I get here, is that the quick delivery system is a bit overcrowded at the moment (from the oligarch/corporate industrial complex perspective).

If Wally World is charge less than the market will bear, that's because they expect to undercut the competitors, namely DoorDash and whoever else is still around for quick delivery services of prepared food and daily supplies.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2024 01:16 PM (zkeGc)

To finish the though, Amazon isn't competing in this area. So Wally World is actually competing in both, Amazon for the two day or more delivery service, and the DoorDash types for the quick deliveries.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2024 01:18 PM (zkeGc)

131 Last week's, haven't seen this week's, Bastardi said it's going to be mild until around March 4 or 5 then winter will be back.
Posted by: Braenyard at February 25, 2024 01:14 PM (7fmC

Isn't THAT just ducky !

Hiya !

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2024 01:18 PM (T4tVD)

132 Rolling Stone
@RollingStone
N95 Masks vs. KN95 Masks: Which Face Coverings Should We Be Wearing Right Now?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 25, 2024 12:08 PM (FVME7)


Hmmmm....
Rolling Stone Pages 1-2 or pages 4-5: which should be used to line the bird cage?

Posted by: Diogenes at February 25, 2024 01:18 PM (W/lyH)

133 A few years (maybe even 15) back I saw a bit of a documentary about the Iranian Hostage Crises. The had a brief interview with one of the 'students'. He said they KNEW it was over when Reagon won the election.
Not sure about the dubbed translations, but I think "Boom!" while holding the sides of your head and mouth hanging open means the same in Farsi as English.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at February 25, 2024 01:18 PM (cOq4q)

134 Wally needs to determine whether he wants to sell merchandise or people's information. On the other hand possibly we have a generation of consumers so used to being prostituted that they don't care.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 25, 2024 01:19 PM (7fmC8)

135 Let’s Roll!

Posted by: Pete Bog at February 25, 2024 01:19 PM (BHL6B)

136 Been outside most of day, at least not windy

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2024 01:20 PM (fwDg9)

137 the freeze/thaw cycle is relentless

and there's this

http://tinyurl.com/y6rp6cd3
Posted by: Don Black at February 25, 2024 01:13 PM (geLO

Yikes! Do you know where that is, how recently it happened?

Because yeah, the highway seems to be closed a lot, and not just in winter. Those elevated lanes through Glenwood Canyon are lovely, but shit happens ALL the freakin' time.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2024 01:21 PM (zkeGc)

138 Not that anyone asked, but I'm seriously considering moving back to Colorado.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2024 01:22 PM (zkeGc)

139 >>>
Run you cur, tell all the other cur that Trump is coming, and Hell is coming with him.

Posted by: G'rump928(c)
==================

Put a team together, I'll be there.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 25, 2024 01:22 PM (7fmC8)

140 That's nothing. Parts of me fall directly into the Pacific Ocean.

Posted by: Highway 1 in CA at February 25, 2024 01:22 PM (MeG8a)

141 Hiya Skip !

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2024 01:22 PM (T4tVD)

142 the freeze/thaw cycle is relentless

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I blame Big Foot!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 25, 2024 01:23 PM (FVME7)

143
There's a brief shot of the stunned Russian hockey players in the YouTube video of the last minute of the miracle on ice. They're all wtf. Those Americans... they did it. Priceless.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 25, 2024 01:23 PM (lCaJd)

144 A simpler way of referencing the differents between the 'organic' bullshittery and 'inorganic' kitchen reality is:

Organic: Steak, tomato, potato, tomatillo, shrimp, oyster, corn, peas, cheese, mayonnaise, etc etc etc.

Inorganic: Cast iron skillet, knife / knives, potato peeler, sharpening stone, silicone spatula, wire 'spider' for pulling stuff out of hot oil ... 'etc etc etc' also applies.

I can go on and on (mainly 'cos I really really hate this Marketing 101 / Advertising Propaganda lie. Can we take another side trip down Medical Misinformation Alley? It's the same thing - but diff'rent.

If you want the latest and Most Informed Truthiness, pick up Vol. 11 of the 'Newspeak' dictionary at your favorite local mis- / disinformation seller. Now available in hardback, too.

Posted by: Dr_No at February 25, 2024 01:23 PM (ayRl+)

145 Supposed to be 68 degrees today. I'm in Bermuda shorts and a t shirt.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at February 25, 2024 01:24 PM (MeG8a)

146 Had civics/government during Reagan-Carter election season.
Teacher split the class in two to run mock elections campaigns... posters, glad-handing, whatever.
Us on Team Reagan had Nuke Iran (crass as it may be in public school) as the basic Reagan policy. Whole got to vote. Reagan won by large margin.
Even middle school kids know when the counrty is fvcked by bad leadership.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at February 25, 2024 01:24 PM (cOq4q)

147 I do tend to buy the organic boxed salad. The cheaper non-boxed stuff from Dole or whatever invariably smells bad and is nasty after about a day. Stuffing some paper towels in it helps but it still winds up not being very good. I live by myself, so if I'm getting something like that it's gotta be good for most of the week.

I should probably just get one of those salad crisper things and dump the bag into it as soon as I get home.
Posted by: CppThis at February 25, 2024 01:17 PM (PZvjL)

Preach it, man. I hate cutting up veggies myself, and those bag salads are the devil.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2024 01:24 PM (zkeGc)

148 >>>> 138 Not that anyone asked, but I'm seriously considering moving back to Colorado.

Posted by: BurtTC
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Begs the question. _ Why?

Posted by: Braenyard at February 25, 2024 01:25 PM (7fmC8)

149 Interviews with a dozen people who’ve run afoul of Trump reveal deep concern, with some planning to leave the country if he wins.

They aren't planning to do any such thing.
"Planning" to leave your country for another involves more than just a plane ticket. It is a commitment and includes personal sacrifice so that is something they are not willing to pay other than with their mouths.

Posted by: old chick at February 25, 2024 01:25 PM (sOete)

150 the freeze/thaw cycle is relentless

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I blame Big Foot!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 25, 2024 01:23 PM (FVME7)

Semi traffic enters the chat.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2024 01:25 PM (zkeGc)

151 I don't think we recover from this one without a culling. You can't get better with a virus attacking you nonstop.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 25, 2024 01:27 PM (67iRk)

152 41 "Ukraine and its foreign partners could invite Russia to a future peace summit to discuss an end to Moscow's two-year-old invasion on Kyiv's terms, a senior Ukrainian official said on Sunday. Switzerland will host a summit to discuss a vision for peace by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, which could be handed to Russia during a second meeting at a later date, said Andriy Yermak, Zelenskiy's chief of staff. "There can be a situation in which we together invite representatives of the Russian Federation, where they will be presented with the plan in case whoever is representing the aggressor country at that time will want to genuinely end this war and return to a just peace," he said during a televised conference in Kyiv".

Good job Speaker Johnson! Also, given the situation , that 60 billion dollar military package to Uke is now moot.

Posted by: runner at February 25, 2024 12:26 PM (V13WU)


Decrepit Joe will never agree to a cease-fire or any agreement that leaves Putin! occupying a lot of Ukrainian territory. Not in a POTUS election year. He will have to be forced into any such agreement before this November's election. Meanwhile, people die for no real purpose.

Posted by: Gref at February 25, 2024 01:27 PM (5fDan)

153 Begs the question. _ Why?
Posted by: Braenyard at February 25, 2024 01:25 PM (7fmC

Long story short, I miss the beauty.

And there was more to it, but I never should have let that pretty narcissistic personality disorder cause me to leave in the first place.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2024 01:27 PM (zkeGc)

154 I believe in my country, the most exceptional miracle on the planet. I need no other earthly entity.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 25, 2024 01:28 PM (KATBx)

155 >I-70 in Colorado over the mountains is a wreck.
the freeze/thaw cycle is relentless
and there's this
http://tinyurl.com/y6rp6cd3
Posted by: Don Black

Having chert in your concrete mix will cause pop-outs during freeze-thaw cycles.
That is one hell of a pop-out.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at February 25, 2024 01:30 PM (cOq4q)

156 Girls Gone Wild!

I have a 16-year-old daughter, "Rachel," who has always been a go-getter. She's smart and personable and has always had big plans for the future, such as college and an eventual career in high-level nursing.
[Now] She wants to focus on maintaining her appearance and learning housewife skills for said future man. She can't wait to be able to sit at home all day and make quilts and homemade butter while homeschooling her children.
When I learned more about where this was coming from, I found out that Rachel had been spending almost all of her social media time looking at tradwife [traditional wife] accounts…
pages that glorify being a SAHM [Stay At Home Mom] and turn it into some sort of cottagecore patriarchal fantasy.

Slate advice column advises . . .
Keep Rachel off of social media (to the best of your ability, as it's hard to monitor what she consumes when she's out of your presence)...
...and in therapy

http://tinyurl.com/vjtuzv9m

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 25, 2024 01:32 PM (FVME7)

157 So Nikki was crushed in her home state but will endeavor to persevere.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 25, 2024 01:33 PM (aD39U)

158 155 >I-70 in Colorado over the mountains is a wreck.
the freeze/thaw cycle is relentless
and there's this
http://tinyurl.com/y6rp6cd3
Posted by: Don Black
----------------------------

Re-bar, I'm looking for the rebar, don't see any rebar.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 25, 2024 01:34 PM (7fmC8)

159 Frequent rockfalls in Glenwood Canyon

the walls are very steep
http://tinyurl.com/ypcsbszp

CDOT is in continuous battle with the elements and the terrain up there

Posted by: Don Black at February 25, 2024 01:34 PM (geLO8)

160 So Nikki was crushed in her home state but will endeavor to persevere.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 25, 2024 01:33 PM (aD39U)


Nevertheless, she persisted [grifting].

Posted by: Doof at February 25, 2024 01:36 PM (eNASR)

161 >Re-bar, I'm looking for the rebar, don't see any rebar.

Posted by: Braenyard


current rockfall mitigation strategy is to hang giant squares of chain-link fencing, literally bolted to the canyon walls

Posted by: Don Black at February 25, 2024 01:37 PM (geLO8)

162 It's not all over for Nikki; I'm sure she'll do well in states that would never in a million years go (R) in the general election.

Posted by: CppThis at February 25, 2024 01:37 PM (PZvjL)

163 Frequent rockfalls in Glenwood Canyon
the walls are very steep

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Back when it was being built, I had a friend whose job it was to spray acid on newly exposed rock to simulate natural erosion and aging.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 25, 2024 01:38 PM (FVME7)

164 Meanwhile, people die for no real purpose.

Hey, Z-Man just claimed that 31,000 Ukrainians have died in the war, as opposed to 180,000 Russians.

And if you believe that, I have several bridges across the Dnieper to sell you.

Doesn't explain why the Ukes are having to draft middle-aged and older men.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 25, 2024 01:38 PM (YAtuc)

165 Long story short, I miss the beauty.

And there was more to it, but I never should have let that pretty narcissistic personality disorder cause me to leave in the first place.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2024 01:27 PM (zkeGc)
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Wyo is beautiful as well, and fewer leftists (except in Jackson or Laramie)

Posted by: screaming in digital at February 25, 2024 01:38 PM (1eY81)

166 Slate advice column advises . . .
Keep Rachel off of social media (to the best of your ability, as it's hard to monitor what she consumes when she's out of your presence)...
...and in therapy

http://tinyurl.com/vjtuzv9m
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 25, 2024 01:32 PM (FVME7)

If the bidding war is going to start, I want to place my order soon (so as to be ready when she matures).

Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2024 01:40 PM (57kBS)

167 current rockfall mitigation strategy is to hang giant squares of chain-link fencing

http://tinyurl.com/4kbu4ee6

Posted by: Don Black at February 25, 2024 01:40 PM (geLO8)

168 There's a brief shot of the stunned Russian hockey players in the YouTube video of the last minute of the miracle on ice. They're all wtf.

They realize that they are all about to lose their apartments in Moscow.

And the famously insane Soviet coach, Viktor Tikhonov, stormed out of the arena immediately when the game ended.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 25, 2024 01:40 PM (YAtuc)

169 Wyo is beautiful as well, and fewer leftists (except in Jackson or Laramie)
Posted by: screaming in digital at February 25, 2024 01:38 PM (1eY81)

Before I moved to CO, I had an offer in Sheridan. I was willing to endure the cold, but ultimately it came down to not sufficiently having the services my son needs.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2024 01:42 PM (57kBS)

170 Keep Rachel off of social media

Some other lefty media outlet had an article on how to keep your son from becoming a white nationalist.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 25, 2024 01:43 PM (YAtuc)

171 So if the new bad guys are christian nationalists, does that mean the establishment is anti-christian and anti-america. It is actually a fact sadly.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at February 25, 2024 01:45 PM (xw1WS)

172 >>If we are to recover our past success, from where will that drive come? How will we rebuild the links that join us as a people? Would we even bother to cheer if those 20 players once again did the impossible?

We will more than likely not survive this period intact.

History has shown us that people and cultures become decadent, tired and forgetful of their own greatness and reason to be.

We will, like most empires will become an entry in the annals of antiquity.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 25, 2024 01:45 PM (XV/Pl)

173 Yeah, you’re proving my point.

The smart phone you tap on? Manufactured by Red China, little kids chained to the work station in some factories. They put nets around the windows, to prevent suicide. We don’t even make toilet paper any longer.

The poor bastard doing those deliveries has to work 3 jobs to stay afloat, one of them schlepping cheap crap in his own car, insurance be damned, for a low wage. Amazon makes people piss in a bottle, essentially, on the line, because a bathroom break can be considered grounds for termination.

Everything hanging by a thread there, once fuel prices do a moonshot, interest rates, deficits, embargos it’s gonna be Katy Bar the Door.

“Sustainability” is the magic word for everything that doesn’t matter. Radio silence for everything that does.

Posted by: Common Tater at February 25, 2024 01:46 PM (gkbzD)

174 There's a brief shot of the stunned Russian hockey players in the YouTube video of the last minute of the miracle on ice.

If all you have in your station in life is one thing, in this case spending your youth developing hockey skills, then the sudden realization that you went from someone to no one and your entire wordly worth collapsed must be devastating.

Posted by: old chick at February 25, 2024 01:47 PM (sOete)

175 Completely OT

A friend of mine has a house next to a vineyard.
He's convinced his neighbor walks his cow through it every morning.
I asked him how he knew?
He said he heard it through the grapevine.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 25, 2024 01:47 PM (W/lyH)

176 We will, like most empires will become an entry in the annals of antiquity.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 25, 2024 01:45 PM (XV/Pl)

The Government has broken the contract they had with the People... ie... the Constitution. Trust, once broken, is almost impossible to reestablish.

Especially when the side that broke the trust, will not admit to any wrongdoing.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 25, 2024 01:47 PM (xaFKb)

177 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYscemhnf88

final minute of the hockey game

Posted by: scottst at February 25, 2024 01:48 PM (qcvs8)

178 I've spent the night twice in Sheridan. I like that area.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 25, 2024 01:49 PM (W/lyH)

179 I remember that 1980 victory and some news broadcaster right after it happened talking about the pride Americans must have “whether you’re driving a Chevette yada yada….”

Good times.

Posted by: Rex B at February 25, 2024 01:50 PM (q9vYD)

180 I hate to break this to you but that organic label involves a big stack of government regulations, all designed to keep the small business out of those lucrative markets.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 25, 2024 01:50 PM (USTAS)

181 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdmyoMe4iHM

The great speech, from the movie, so glamorized, but still.

Posted by: scottst at February 25, 2024 01:50 PM (qcvs8)

182 So if the new bad guys are christian nationalists, does that mean the establishment is anti-christian and anti-america. It is actually a fact sadly.
Posted by: Lemmiwinks at February 25, 2024 01:45 PM (xw1WS)
***

The perfect response.
And then ridicule the term. A totally made up word by the media that probably went through a dozen focus groups before the left started using it.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 25, 2024 01:51 PM (W/lyH)

183 162 Cpp

I disagree. In deep blue states, Haley will still has to run & win in GOP primaries.

The GOP primary electorate in CA & NY isn't markedly different from red state GOP primaries. The GOP minority in deep blue states tends to be quite conservative.

CA has solved this "problem" by allowing the top 2 vote getters in a statewide jungle primary* to be the final choice for voters, i.e., see the CA race to succeed Feinstein. It's not at all clear that Steve Garvey (R) will even be on the GE ballot.

* "jungle primaries" mean DEMs & GOP candidates all compete in the SAME primary. In CA, this frequently results in a GE with no GOP candidate on the ballot.

Posted by: mnw at February 25, 2024 01:51 PM (NLIak)

184 Academics have been calling America fascist nazis since, well forever. Theodore Adorno wrote “The Authoritarian Mind” in the 1950s.

Adorno was part of the critical theory marxist communist think tank kicked out of Germany by you know who, and immigrated to Columbia. They showed their gratitude for their nee home by immediately setting about fucking everything up.

Another alumnus of the Institute for Social Research was Herbert Marcuse, who coined the term “Make Love Not War”.

Posted by: Common Tater at February 25, 2024 01:51 PM (gkbzD)

185 You remember that recent trip Blinken made to Argentina to meet with Javier?
It was to try to pay him to not attend CPAC.
Javier told him to pound sand.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at February 25, 2024 01:52 PM (MeG8a)

186 @176

>>Especially when the side that broke the trust, will not admit to any wrongdoing.

By January 20th 2025, we will have anywhere from 12-16 Million additional foreigners walking around the joint, and wanting, needing and expecting the world, and we are going to have cadres of politicians robbing citizens at the barrel of a gun to give to these foreigners.

The next couple of years are going to be a pip.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 25, 2024 01:52 PM (XV/Pl)

187 So if the new bad guys are christian nationalists . . .

-
The good guys are international Satanists.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 25, 2024 01:52 PM (FVME7)

188 Academics have been calling America fascist nazis since, well forever. Theodore Adorno wrote “The Authoritarian Mind” in the 1950s.

As Tom Wolfe noted, fascism is forever descending on America, but landing in Europe.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 25, 2024 01:53 PM (YAtuc)

189 The perfect response.
And then ridicule the term. A totally made up word by the media that probably went through a dozen focus groups before the left started using it.
Posted by: Diogenes at February 25, 2024 01:51 PM (W/lyH)

Yup... we need to make them define Nationalist. When the ONLY definition is one who believes in their country and culture... just say, 'oh, you mean a Patriot'...

MAKE THEM DEFINE THEIR PEJORATIVES...

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 25, 2024 01:53 PM (xaFKb)

190 jungle primaries" mean DEMs & GOP candidates all compete in the SAME primary. In CA, this frequently results in a GE with no GOP candidate on the ballot.
Posted by: mnw at February 25, 2024 01:51 PM (NLIak)


Washington State has it too.
Complete bullshit. Why the fu*k should I be required to identify with one of two parties?
Piss off Olympia.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 25, 2024 01:55 PM (W/lyH)

191 A friend of mine has a house next to a vineyard.
He's convinced his neighbor walks his cow through it every morning.
I asked him how he knew?
He said he heard it through the grapevine.
Posted by: Diogenes at February 25, 2024 01:47 PM (W/lyH)

LOL !!!

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2024 01:55 PM (T4tVD)

192 Great Britain lost the war, basically. They didn’t even end rationing until 1954

Posted by: Common Tater at February 25, 2024 01:56 PM (gkbzD)

193 I'm often reminded of the scene from Batman where Bane asks the CIA agent if he 'feels in charge'.

That's how I see the idiots who says things like Christian's are a threat to this country.

One day, asshole. One day.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 25, 2024 01:56 PM (67iRk)

194 So if the new bad guys are christian nationalists . . .

-
The good guys are international Satanists.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 25, 2024 01:52 PM (FVME7)

Obviously.

Yaval Harari wants to drink your blood, and have sex with your (male) children. What's not to like.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2024 01:56 PM (57kBS)

195 And Ronald Reagan all in the same year!

Posted by: SouthTexas at February 25, 2024 01:57 PM (LwkLP)

196 Great Britain lost the war, basically. They didn’t even end rationing until 1954
Posted by: Common Tater at February 25, 2024 01:56 PM (gkbzD)

Operation Market Garden: The U.S. making the rather costly decision to let the Brits show they're not a hollowed out fighting force.

Oops.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2024 01:58 PM (57kBS)

197 "Miracle" was a solid movie, my kids also loved it.

Why can't Disney make movie like that? Nobody "hated" Disney like 20 years ago

Posted by: Blago at February 25, 2024 01:59 PM (wMRY8)

198 “Nationalist” = Nazi

They (academics) have viewed you as a Nazi, longer than you have been alive.

The difference is it is now fully overt, and rapidly codified into policy and law. It isn’t relegated to late night dorm room bong hit sessions. They are large and in charge, so every crackpot leftist idea is on the table, and being force fed to the normies. Everything. Anybody who spent time at University knows what I am talking about.

Posted by: Common Tater at February 25, 2024 01:59 PM (gkbzD)

199 Was market garden shitty leadership or shitty soldering?

My guess is the first one.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 25, 2024 02:00 PM (67iRk)

200 Gov. kemp of a Georgia wrote a letter to Biden about the college student killed by an illegal. If only there had been another option to Biden in 2020…

Posted by: Montec at February 25, 2024 02:00 PM (bWsRe)

201 I posted this once before when "The Miracle On Ice" came up on a different thread. I love this story:

Brooks famously went around to each of his players right after he became head coach. He asked each of them, "Who do you play for?"

"North Dakota Fighting Sioux, Coach."

"Boston College Eagles, Coach."

"Minnesota Golden Gophers, Coach."

But he kept asking the same question over and over, until one of the players finally said, "I play for Team USA, Coach!"

"NOW you got it!"



Posted by: mnw at February 25, 2024 02:00 PM (NLIak)

202 1stWP Nood

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2024 02:01 PM (fwDg9)

203 There will have to be Reckoning so that justice is done.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 25, 2024 02:01 PM (RIvkX)

204 When I learned more about where this was coming from, I found out that Rachel had been spending almost all of her social media time looking at tradwife [traditional wife] accounts…
---
Where you will see more genuine, honestly happy and content women than you will ever see in any of current Hollywood content.

Of course the RadFems are horrified

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at February 25, 2024 02:02 PM (cSaKW)

205 "Would we even bother to cheer if those 20 players once again did the impossible?"

Nah, most would probably take a knee.

Posted by: Dave Amundsen at February 25, 2024 02:02 PM (np7KW)

206 BTW, if you can't tell, those uniforms the team is wearing is made of ultra-70s velour.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 25, 2024 02:02 PM (RIvkX)

207 The news media and politicians are good at labeling.

You can be white, and a nationalist, so (technically) that makes one a white nationalist.

They mean White Nationalist, with all the icky nazi stuff that entails. See the difference? You might, but they don’t which is the entire point.

You could be black, and a nationalist, which makes one (technically) a black nationalist. But this will be a difficult sell, because a “Black Nationalist” is the type who wants a carveout for a black homeland or whatever.

I suppose they get lumped in with everybody else. Beats me, tough to keep up without a program.

Posted by: Common Tater at February 25, 2024 02:06 PM (gkbzD)

208 Once the WW2 generation died off, nothing existed of past glories, past sacrifices for others, for something greater than ourselves. It will not come again.

Posted by: Alexander Scipio at February 25, 2024 02:09 PM (NX5U7)

209 We can get back to that - but not as things currently stand.

For us to be a functioning national polity again, the Left must be brought to heel in a more or less permanent way. And that's not going to come about thanks to any political figure, but in spite of them all.

It's going to take all the normies standing as one and saying to them and their army of NPCs: "no more monkeyshines. Daddy's home, and he's reaching for his belt. It's time for all y'all to sit down and shut up - forever. OR. ELSE."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 25, 2024 02:12 PM (0FoWg)

210 US winning in 80 was an absolutely galvanizing event for kids like me then. My first sports hero was Walter Payton. I was ten when he came in and I saw his entire career. I also saw the entire career of Jordan.

No Question that Jordan is the best modern American athlete. But I will always believe that Payton is the most admirable. That the NFL gives it's most prestigious non-playing award in his name still fills me with gratitude.

Posted by: coyne at February 25, 2024 02:12 PM (s2qQw)

211 SFP

And, the players look way too skinny to play bigtime hockey today.

We expect pro athletes to be bulked up now.

I realize these players weren't pros in 1980, but many of them soon turned pro. As far as I know, no 1980 Team USA player had a successful NHL career.

Posted by: mnw at February 25, 2024 02:16 PM (NLIak)

212 Not here in TX.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 25, 2024 12:51 PM (8sMut)

Now do the Electrical Grid.

Obama and Biden, along with our windmill-happy Governor, have crippled the Texas Grid and it's only going to get worse as coal-fired baseload energy plants go offline with no new construction to replace them. This is happening while energy demands are rising quickly.

Posted by: Brewingfrog at February 25, 2024 02:17 PM (Jixh8)

213 Pixy's got a hard on for lists today

Posted by: Braenyard at February 25, 2024 02:17 PM (7fmC8)

214 Knumb Knuts will not be governor much longer.

In the meantime he's busy endorsing Blue, Dade Phelan, Republicans.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 25, 2024 02:20 PM (7fmC8)

215 The division will continue. The fact that Taylor Swift has such immense popularity is resembles hat the hate of psychedelic rock is no accident.Dome have always chosen to hate

Posted by: Paul banned at February 25, 2024 02:40 PM (p+6KM)

216 Tribalism g ives them a sense of belonging to something bigger to get to themselves

Posted by: Paul banned at February 25, 2024 02:41 PM (p+6KM)

217 211 addendum

I looked it up. I was wrong. Twelve 1980 Team USA players went on to play in the NHL.

None of them became superstar household names, however.

Posted by: mnw at February 25, 2024 02:49 PM (NLIak)

218 Thing that sticks out to me is that the game was in Lake Placid (EST), everyone was talking about USA hockey team's run, and we just accepted that it would be broadcast on tape delay.

Posted by: Ted Torgerson DeSantis/Lake 2024 at February 25, 2024 03:15 PM (55boN)

219 Posted by: coyne at February 25, 2024 02:12 PM (s2qQw)

Hey this describes me too. Born in 65 grew up in Deerfield. Everyone our age loved Sweetness.

Posted by: Ted Torgerson DeSantis/Lake 2024 at February 25, 2024 03:17 PM (55boN)

220 Now do the Electrical Grid.

Obama and Biden, along with our windmill-happy Governor, have crippled the Texas Grid and it's only going to get worse as coal-fired baseload energy plants go offline with no new construction to replace them. This is happening while energy demands are rising quickly.
Posted by: Brewingfrog at February 25, 2024 02:17 PM (Jixh

Sadly this has been going on for awhile. What I’d like to see is expansion of capacity at TX’s 2 nuclear plants and natural gas capacity expanded. I’d argue this move to wind and solar predated Presidents Dumb and Dumber.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 25, 2024 03:29 PM (8sMut)

221 mnw

Dusty in here watching the videos.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 25, 2024 03:33 PM (u82oZ)

222 Compare those hockey players to the worthless cunts on the USWNT and you know we'll never return to the glory years of the '80s.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at February 25, 2024 07:34 PM (Qt4kF)

223 138 Not that anyone asked, but I'm seriously considering moving back to Colorado.

Posted by: BurtTC

You must be really desperate.

Posted by: boynsea at February 25, 2024 07:56 PM (z/uSE)

224 We did not commemorate the 150th anniversary of Civil War events, because... Barack.
Will we even notice the 250th anniversary of the Founding?
If you remember the excitement of the Tall Ships, painted fire hydrants like patriot men and women, you might despair that we see a USA in 2 years.

Posted by: jimmymcnulty at February 25, 2024 10:09 PM (BJgzI)

225 This post is so sad. I hate we are this broken.

Posted by: Piper at February 26, 2024 09:26 AM (ZdaMQ)

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