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Evening folks! It's March 14th. March 14th is a fantastic day in history!



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They've Been After This For Years


The Biden Administration May Have Delivered the Coup de Grâce to the 'Gig Economy'


The unions hate independent contractors because they can't strongarm them to join a union. And the left hates independent contractors because they can't be controlled like companies and corporations.
With so many big guns targeting independent contractors, the Biden administration had no trouble finding ways to try to destroy them.
The ostensible reason Biden wants to destroy the gig economy is that the poor gig workers are "exploited" because they don't get health insurance, unemployment, paid holidays, or any of the other goodies regular employees receive. If gig workers could get all those things and maintain their independent contractor status and work flexibility, and all the other benefits of gig work, I'm sure most would jump at the chance.
But the rule change that's going into effect substantially narrows the definition of independent contractor.

The Court Is Not King


What too many Republicans get wrong about the Constitution


As part of a growing movement to push back against federal overreach, Tennessee lawmakers earlier this month introduced SB 2775, the Restoring State Sovereignty Through Nullification Act. The bill would empower all state and local government stakeholders to pursue a process barring the enforcement of unconstitutional federal laws within the Volunteer State.

While similar bills empower only the state attorney general or legislature to interpret the Constitution, SB 2775 would leave that power in the hands of the whole people — as it was always meant to be.
Here’s how it would work. The law would permit the governor to issue an executive order declaring a federal policy null and void. Or any member of the legislature could trigger a floor debate and vote to nullify the policy. Or any state court may find the policy unconstitutional if the question arises during a legitimate case or controversy. Or any combination of 10 local governing authorities — either through their respective executives or legislative branches — may submit a petition for nullification that would trigger a vote in the legislature. Or, last but not least, any group of 2,000 registered voters could submit a similar petition triggering an automatic legislative vote on nullification.
In other words, the bill underscores how we are all responsible for safeguarding the Constitution. When everyone understands the federal government frequently oversteps its boundaries, we have an obligation to push back.

Crash Into Me


Passengers Boycott Boeing "Death Traps" With Use Of Kayak Plane Filter


We penned a note on Saturday, recapping last week's surge in aviation incidents across the US. The spike in mishaps appears concentrated on Boeing jets, from a midair engine fire to a tire separating from the landing gear to another landing gear issue. We asked if this was sabotage or just shoddy maintenance. 
Consumers quickly realize, especially after January's midair door plug blowout incident on an Alaska Airlines flight involving a Boeing 737 Max 9 jet, that Boeing planes are flying "death traps." 
In recent weeks, the online travel booking website Kayak has seen a noticeable uptick in users who are filtering out Boeing planes for Airbus when searching for flights, according to ABC News. 

I used to feel better if the plane I was on was a Boeing. Mostly American pride I suppose. Not sure I won't be filtering for Airbus in the future. Can anyone think of a company that, if you'll please forgive the term, crashed and burned from self-made wounds faster than Boeing seems to be doing?


Give Me 4 Years To Teach The Children And The Seed I Have Sown Will Never Be Uprooted


No, Joe, Teachers Don’t Deserve a Raise


After bragging about his defiance of the Supreme Court over student loans, and the need to provide relief, he added, "And while we’re at it, I want to give public school teachers a raise."

Democrats have been pushing for higher pay for teachers forever. It's the least they can do for the teachers' unions that help fund their campaigns and work on the ground for them when elections come around. And that's really what this line was about. Biden was sending a message to public school teachers that if they help get him reelected, they will be rewarded with higher pay.

There's no other logical explanation. He can't argue that teachers deserve a pay raise. He even made the case that they don't deserve higher pay on merit and accidentally pointed out how low our education standards are.

It's depressing to ponder exactly how many of our institutions function primarily as a mechanism to siphon money from the productive class and funnel it to the parasite class.


Horrific


Teen suffers life-changing injury trying to imitate porn

It's really hard to find a pull quote in this article that's not inappropriate for the main page. Y'know, back in my yonderling days, I had a pretty active and varied sex life (I thought so anyway, these days it might be judged “vanilla” ), but I could never even have imagined something like “triple anal”. Apparently that's what kids are seeing and trying to imitate.


White Liberal Women Are Insane

We are not your weapons – we are women

Two weeks ago, on a Monday morning, I started to write what I thought was a very clever editorial about violence against women in Haiti. The case, I believed, was being overstated by women’s organizations in need of additional resources. Ever committed to preserving the dignity of Black men in a world which constantly stereotypes them as violent savages, I viewed this writing as yet one more opportunity to fight “the man” on behalf of my brothers. That night, before I could finish the piece, I was held on a rooftop in Haiti and raped repeatedly by one of the very men who I had spent the bulk of my life advocating for.

It hurt. The experience was almost more than I could bear. I begged him to stop. Afraid he would kill me, I pleaded with him to honor my commitment to Haiti, to him as a brother in the mutual struggle for an end to our common oppression, but to no avail. He didn’t care that I was a Malcolm X scholar. He told me to shut up, and then slapped me in the face. Overpowered, I gave up fighting halfway through the night.

Not once did I envision myself becoming a receptacle for a Black man’s rage at the white world, but that is what I became. While I take issue with my brother’s behavior, I’m grateful for the experience.

Haiti is 99.9% black, yet she sees this as the fault of the “white world”. Good thing this was a decade ago, if it happened today her rapist might have enjoyed a nice post-rape snack.


Russell Brand...Evangelist?

It's very weird when I see something from someone that I had considered crazy, or fringe, or politically wrong (Looking at you Fetterman. My apologies) that's spot on. Brand has been right about a surprising number of things lately.

Half Devil And Half Child

The posh man’s burden


The irony is that the liberal-left today, as embodied in the Guardian and the Labour Party, is in thrall to its own saviour complex. Let’s call it an ‘upper-middle-class saviour complex’ or ‘posh saviour complex’. Back in the 1980s, Labour stopped being the voice of the working class and instead started to speak on behalf of the lower orders. Since then, the gentrified left has seen it as its mission to look after, cosset and rescue the great unwashed. In the eyes of the left, the masses are incapable of looking after themselves, of raising themselves by their own graft.

As Neil Davenport wrote on spiked earlier this week, at worst, modern middle-class leftists are hostile to the working class. They love to upbraid those with unfashionable, traditional values and to try to correct their thinking. At best, they perceive the lower orders as did the well-meaning Liberals of the 19th century – through lordly condescension.
Modern leftists patronise the poor, keeping them in a state of vassalage, beggary and penury. They regard state benefits as a long-term right rather than a necessary evil or temporary safeguard. In this sense, today’s conspicuously compassionate are surely little different or little better than those white, male rock stars of yore declaring their devotion to saving Africa.

Exactly the same way American leftists treat blacks.

Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by distinctions without a difference:

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Comments

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1 Meow

Posted by: Lurking Cheshirecat at March 14, 2024 09:57 PM (w3u3d)

2 2nd early ONT

Posted by: JohnFNotKerry at March 14, 2024 09:57 PM (GIu0F)

3 Hot damn. One for the cat. I’ll call the others

Posted by: Lurking Cheshirecat at March 14, 2024 09:58 PM (w3u3d)

4 hiya

Posted by: JT at March 14, 2024 09:58 PM (T4tVD)

5 Not even! Go, Brand!

Posted by: 80's music fan at March 14, 2024 09:59 PM (as3uC)

6 Good evening horde. Have a good ONT. To the content...

Posted by: TRex at March 14, 2024 09:59 PM (IQ6Gq)

7 Hi

Posted by: Ciampino - funny only the first time at March 14, 2024 10:00 PM (qfLjt)

8 Others notified. Off to content

Posted by: Lurking Cheshirecat at March 14, 2024 10:00 PM (w3u3d)

9 Should have gone to bed, but I’m here. Again.

Posted by: RI Red at March 14, 2024 10:00 PM (krj3U)

10 Nopalitos
nopalis

Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024 10:00 PM (Q+E4R)

11 Well done Karl!

Posted by: Hrothgar on a discarded laptop at March 14, 2024 10:00 PM (rOtXe)

12 Marx. Jesus. Pi. Unanimous Supreme Court. Hey, preppers, back into the Y2K bunker!

Posted by: 80's music fan at March 14, 2024 10:01 PM (as3uC)

13 I was challenged on if we had a FIRE ROASTED FOOD thread on Ace's site...anyone?

I do not recall.

Posted by: Nightwatch at March 14, 2024 10:01 PM (TDvv2)

14 It's not no palis, it's no pawl ees

Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024 10:02 PM (Q+E4R)

15 ONT!

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at March 14, 2024 10:02 PM (70dbf)

16 I've been on wondering recently, how much of the degradation of Western civilization can be attributed to the explosion of p*rn

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at March 14, 2024 10:03 PM (70dbf)

17 I learned 2 critical things in 6th grade (1978-79): 1) how to shoot craps; and 2) how to play D&D. Lifelong skills.

Posted by: SFGoth at March 14, 2024 10:03 PM (wezUj)

18 March 14th. March 14th. Hmmm.

Somewhere in the outer reaches of my memories, this date has some significance. Just gossamer vapor trails now.

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 14, 2024 10:04 PM (4I/2K)

19 Teen suffers life-changing injury trying to imitate porn

Degenerate behavior has consequences. Who knew?

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 14, 2024 10:04 PM (0Htd1)

20 Looks like I am going to be doing a Mint install on this laptop in the very near future

Posted by: Hrothgar on a discarded laptop at March 14, 2024 10:05 PM (rOtXe)

21 Russell Brand has certainly been going through a lot of growing up.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at March 14, 2024 10:05 PM (70dbf)

22 It's not no palis, it's no pawl ees
Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024 10:02 PM (Q+E4R)

Send the Palis to Haiti. Maybe the Haitians will eat them.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 14, 2024 10:05 PM (tkR6S)

23
Somewhere in the outer reaches of my memories, this date has some significance. Just gossamer vapor trails now.
Posted by: Count de Monet


Pi day was all the rage a few years ago with the I lOvE sCiEnCe douchbags.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 14, 2024 10:05 PM (IG4Id)

24 "The ostensible reason Biden wants to destroy the gig economy is that the poor gig workers are "exploited" because they don't get health insurance, unemployment, paid holidays, or any of the other goodies regular employees receive. If gig workers could get all those things and maintain their independent contractor status and work flexibility, and all the other benefits of gig work, I'm sure most would jump at the chance."


Next on their list of non-unionized workers to be forced into unions or something like a union: Small business owners. Somehow. Someday. They always find a way to do what they want.

Posted by: Gref at March 14, 2024 10:05 PM (5fDan)

25 >>> because they don't get health insurance,
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Obama took care of that.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024 10:06 PM (Q+E4R)

26 Use that filter and you may end up on an actual kayak.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 14, 2024 10:06 PM (63Dwl)

27 The anal pron article then proceeds to display some photos of nudists when you hit the back key. A touch ironic.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at March 14, 2024 10:06 PM (/HDaX)

28 Nopalitos
nopalis
Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024 10:00 PM (Q+E4R)


Nopales. A red-tailed hawk eating a snake on a nopal is on the Mexican coat of arms.
It is misleading though, usually snake is eaten in a stew or in tamales in Mexico.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 14, 2024 10:06 PM (D7oie)

29 But then again...

RUSSELL????

FAITH we must.

These are very dark times.

Posted by: Nightwatch at March 14, 2024 10:06 PM (TDvv2)

30 I've been on wondering recently, how much of the degradation of Western civilization can be attributed to the explosion of p*rn
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at March 14, 2024 10:03 PM (70dbf)

Ya got trouble right here in River City. With a capital T that rhymes with P and that stands for p*rn!!

Posted by: Prof Harold Hill at March 14, 2024 10:07 PM (4I/2K)

31 How do I word this....

Let's just say that men have a physiological advantage in pleasure over women when it comes to backdoor adventures.

Posted by: pookysgirl, awkwardly being awkward at March 14, 2024 10:07 PM (dtlDP)

32 Good evening.

Posted by: Rosasharn at March 14, 2024 10:07 PM (PzBTm)

33 The 737Max debacle was a perfect example of marketing strategy trumping good engineering decisions.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 14, 2024 10:07 PM (bo7UB)

34 Evening Horde, thx WeirdDave. Just looked at Second City Cop and Hey jackass. In the 24hrs from Tuesday morning to Wed morning 9 people were killed in Chicago. It's not spring yet and the festivities have begun. The Dem convention in Aug will be a blast

Posted by: Smell the Glove at March 14, 2024 10:09 PM (CAwN0)

35 Marx was a correspondent for Horace Greeley's New York Tribune.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 14, 2024 10:10 PM (D7oie)

36 Looks like I am going to be doing a Mint install on this laptop in the very near future

Posted by: Hrothgar on a discarded laptop at March 14, 2024 10:05 PM (rOtXe)

Please tell me that you're doing it on March 17!

Posted by: pookysgirl, a wee bit Scots-Irish at March 14, 2024 10:10 PM (dtlDP)

37 About the Aussie girl being injured I can hear the guy saying "come on Sheila just the tip"

Posted by: Smell the Glove at March 14, 2024 10:10 PM (CAwN0)

38 While I take issue with my brother’s behavior, I’m grateful for the experience.

No words. What a self-deluded idiot.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at March 14, 2024 10:11 PM (V8he0)

39 33 The 737Max debacle was a perfect example of marketing strategy trumping good engineering decisions.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43)
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Being sturdy and dependable; they didn't realize how easy it is to blow that reputation.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024 10:11 PM (Q+E4R)

40 That night, before I could finish the piece, I was held on a rooftop in Haiti and raped repeatedly by one of the very men who I had spent the bulk of my life advocating for.

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One has to laugh.

The Timothy Treadwell Syndrome.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 14, 2024 10:12 PM (bo7UB)

41 I hate the thought of rape. To the point where I love crime dramas, such as "Law and Order", but won't watch the ones that involve rape. But I have to say, I laughed at that woman who went to Haiti. What the holy f**k does she think goes on in hellholes like that? It's hard to believe anyone could be that stupid, even a Malcom X scholar.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 14, 2024 10:12 PM (0Htd1)

42 Just ran across the comment where DeNiro says in public he thinks Trump is going to round him up and put him in a camp. It struck me what DeNiro's major malfunction might be and it applies to his behavior the last couple decades. He's become so addled he actually thinks he IS a Mafia Don so he can intimidate people, worries about the law, etc etc. It's pretty ridiculous that he would think anyone is going to make an example out of an 80 year old actor.

Posted by: azjaeger at March 14, 2024 10:13 PM (3/XaG)

43 American missionaries trapped in Haiti pleaded for rescue on Tuesday, reporting constant gunfire around their hideaway and corpses rotting in the streets. [They] said the only assistance they have received from the Biden administration was advice to
‘be safe.’
_AmericanThinker

Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024 10:13 PM (Q+E4R)

44 Brand is a failed human and has discovered the only way to salvation is through Christ.

As they say, better late than never.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 14, 2024 10:14 PM (XV/Pl)

45 this date has some significance.

I got steak twice.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at March 14, 2024 10:15 PM (zdLoL)

46 Being sturdy and dependable; they didn't realize how easy it is to blow that reputation.
Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024 10:11 PM (Q+E4R)

To the the best of my recollection, the original Boeing 737 series has a pretty enviable safety record. I will try to avoid the 737Max.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 14, 2024 10:15 PM (tkR6S)

47 Not boarding a plane anytime soon. Inshallah.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at March 14, 2024 10:15 PM (R4t5M)

48 Posted by: nerdygirl
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A little range time will ease those fears a tad.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024 10:16 PM (Q+E4R)

49 Russel Brand is a liberal, but he isn't knee jerk. He actually thinks carefully about issues. That being said, he really needs to get a haircut.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 14, 2024 10:16 PM (0Htd1)

50 OH...

Bring on you Thieving OBAMA BOT CSPOSMCPOSULPOS

TROLLS...hell I'll grease your posts with the oil from your last bath house visit or your most recent turn on a gerbil train.

Or, your slimy fingers on voting machines and STUFFED mail in ballots from 2020.


Bring it...

Posted by: Nightwatch at March 14, 2024 10:17 PM (TDvv2)

51 To the the best of my recollection, the original Boeing 737 series has a pretty enviable safety record. I will try to avoid the 737Max.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 14, 2024 10:15 PM (tkR6S)

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It first flew in 1966. The model has sold more units than any other jet airliner, by far.

In those two facts is the crux of its current crisis.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 14, 2024 10:17 PM (bo7UB)

52 [They] said the only assistance they have received from the Biden administration was advice to
‘be safe.’
_AmericanThinker
Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024 10:13 PM (Q+E4R)

Endeavor to Persevere.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 14, 2024 10:17 PM (S6gqv)

53 The disturbing Haiti article was written in 2010. I pray the author has gotten counseling between then and now. What I read was a woman who is disassociating - making this something other than the brutal attack it was in her mind to handle it.

Posted by: Piper at March 14, 2024 10:17 PM (ZdaMQ)

54 It's hard to believe anyone could be that stupid, even a Malcom X scholar.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 14, 2024 10:12 PM (0Htd1)

She trivializes the horror of rape by making it a political action.

What a vile human being she is.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 14, 2024 10:18 PM (gSZYf)

55 After several hours of intense blowback from the Jewish community about his speech today, Schumer this afternoon started trying to walk it back. Too late, too late - you said what you said, and everyone saw it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 14, 2024 10:19 PM (S6gqv)

56 apparently bees disrupted play at the BNP-Paribas tennis match at Indian Wells, today.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 14, 2024 10:19 PM (D7oie)

57 What the hell is a "Malcom X scholar"?

Posted by: Notorious BFD at March 14, 2024 10:19 PM (V8he0)

58 Please tell me that you're doing it on March 17!

Posted by: pookysgirl, a wee bit Scots-Irish


But of course lass!

Posted by: Hrothgar on a discarded laptop at March 14, 2024 10:20 PM (rOtXe)

59 "There's no other logical explanation. He can't argue that teachers deserve a pay raise. He even made the case that they don't deserve higher pay on merit and accidentally pointed out how low our education standards are."


Decrepit Joe and his idiot cabinet officers NEVER explain their reason(s) or rationale for their policies. Neither did Barky and his minions. All we get/got from those two Juntas was assertions, if even that, for why their policies were necessary and wonderful. Also, the two Juntas rarely announced a schedule or any metrics for what they intended to do (to the populace). Joe says he's going to build half-a-million EV charging station across the country by 2030. Have Buttplug or Joe ever shown a year-by-year schedule of construction for those things? Of course not.

All democrats are charlatans.

Posted by: Gref at March 14, 2024 10:20 PM (5fDan)

60 >>>> To the the best of my recollection, the original Boeing 737 series has a pretty enviable safety record. I will try to avoid the 737Max.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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Several hundred years ago the whole roof of an original 737 blew off, over Hawaii I believe, no losses. Stress fractures.
Also, on a 747 coming in to CA a Japanese airline pilot inadvertently turned the engines off. He put the plane into a deep dive and restarted the engines. (the manual says you can't do that)

Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024 10:20 PM (Q+E4R)

61 Two things with the Boeing stuff:

1. I think these incidents used to happen without garnering national attention by the hysterical media. I think the word is out to frighten people into traveling less.

2. Drugs. I don't think we've come to grips how far reaching the effects of drug legalization/decriminalization has become. I predict we'll learn that most of these incidents are drug related.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 14, 2024 10:21 PM (IG4Id)

62 Also, on a 747 coming in to CA a Japanese airline pilot inadvertently turned the engines off. He put the plane into a deep dive and restarted the engines. (the manual says you can't do that)
Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024 10:20 PM (Q+E4R)

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That pilot wasn't named Eleanor Holmes-Norton by any chance, was it?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 14, 2024 10:22 PM (bo7UB)

63 Boeing was doomed the moment they decided to move their corporate headquarters from Seattle to Chicago.

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at March 14, 2024 10:22 PM (oW/Lc)

64 Top 70! I was talking to my sister about my dying parent. I guess that was more important than becoming first

Posted by: Admiral spinebender at March 14, 2024 10:22 PM (duT0u)

65
Russel Brand is a liberal, but he isn't knee jerk. He actually thinks carefully about issues. That being said, he really needs to get a haircut.
Posted by: nerdygirl


How about that Fabio guy?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 14, 2024 10:22 PM (63Dwl)

66 Das Kapital was published 157 years ago.

The wave of the future it ain't.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 14, 2024 10:23 PM (yF8Zh)

67 I’d like to have a Stearman. Of course that would require a hangar, fuel system, security fence, and oh yeah, a 4000 ft strip.

Posted by: Eromero at March 14, 2024 10:24 PM (NxC5+)

68 63 Boeing was doomed the moment they decided to move their corporate headquarters from Seattle to Chicago.
Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at March 14, 2024 10:22 PM (oW/Lc)

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Some say the purchase of McDonnell-Douglas' airliner business put all the wrong people in charge and changed what was previously a culture that put engineering first.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 14, 2024 10:24 PM (bo7UB)

69 The "ex" Nazis fit in REAL well in East Germany after WW2.....

Posted by: steevy at March 14, 2024 10:24 PM (FQmDC)

70 While I take issue with my brother’s behavior, I’m grateful for the experience.


Malcom X wouldn't have gone to Haiti. He wasn't stupid.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at March 14, 2024 10:25 PM (v9vY1)

71 65

Made his money in Cougars worldwide...lucky man.

Posted by: Nightwatch at March 14, 2024 10:25 PM (TDvv2)

72 62 Also, on a 747 coming in to CA a Japanese airline pilot inadvertently turned the engines off. He put the plane into a deep dive and restarted the engines. (the manual says you can't do that)
Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024 10:20 PM (Q+E4R)

the most horrifying story was the new model Airbus over the Atlantic that had a major computer crash on their fly by wire system. As the plance plummeted 40,000 feet into the ocean, there were indications that the crew was cracking open the operators manuals and desperately trying to reboot the computer controls.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 14, 2024 10:26 PM (S6gqv)

73 Brand is a failed human and has discovered the only way to salvation is through Christ.



I am a failed human and have discovered the only way to salvation is through Christ.

Good evening all

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at March 14, 2024 10:26 PM (S5+ge)

74 McDonnell-Douglas, their engines fell off.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024 10:26 PM (Q+E4R)

75

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The arrest of more than three dozen people on drug charges at a Boeing military aircraft plant highlights the growing problem of prescription drug abuse by U.S. workers, experts said on Friday.
Federal authorities on Thursday charged 37 people, all but one of them current or former Boeing employees, with selling or trying to buy painkillers and anti-anxiety drugs at the company's suburban Philadelphia plant.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 14, 2024 10:26 PM (63Dwl)

76 The other thing to consider about Boeing is that the majority of scheduled maintenance is done in Mexico.
Why?
It's cheaper.
Mexico.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 14, 2024 10:27 PM (W/lyH)

77 It's pretty ridiculous that he would think anyone is going to make an example out of an 80 year old actor.
Posted by: azjaeger


Actors take being self absorbed and self important to an extreme. They really believe that they are THAT big of a deal.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 14, 2024 10:27 PM (0Htd1)

78 the most horrifying story was the new model Airbus over the Atlantic that had a major computer crash on their fly by wire system. As the plance plummeted 40,000 feet into the ocean, there were indications that the crew was cracking open the operators manuals and desperately trying to reboot the computer controls.

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That's similar to the 737Max crashes. The flight management computer flew them into the ground as the pilots struggled to figure out how to turn it off.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 14, 2024 10:28 PM (bo7UB)

79 73

I will report to you, sadly, the entire clutch of Eagle Eggs in the San Bernardino forest is "non-viable" as of this post tonight.

Posted by: Nightwatch at March 14, 2024 10:30 PM (TDvv2)

80 The Biden Administration May Have Delivered the Coup de Grâce to the 'Gig Economy'

A friend of mine was a contractor for a California tech firm.

He was perfectly happy with the arrangement - the hourly contractor pay made up for the lack of benefits.

He was fired after six years, because all the company's contractors got fired after six years.

That was because a California judge had decided that if a contractor worked more than six years for a single company, the contractor was actually a company employee - retroactive to the first day of employment.

So, the company would have to pay six years of back Social Security payments, six years of back unemployment insurance, etc. etc, etc.

So, sayonara.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 14, 2024 10:30 PM (YAtuc)

81 Regarding the removal of "Duty, Honor, Country" from West Point's Mission Statement.

It is my great privilege to have two BILs that were graduated from West Point. Both had exemplary careers. I spoke with the younger one today - his class (mid 80's) had, up until this date, pledged over $5 Million in gifts and future bequests in the past year.

As of, this afternoon - $2 Million of those pledges have been rescinded.

As he said - "My Beloved Long Gray Line" *snif*

Posted by: Tonypete at March 14, 2024 10:30 PM (yN/vH)

82 The Stearman is an airplane, not a computer.

Posted by: Eromero at March 14, 2024 10:30 PM (NxC5+)

83 That's similar to the 737Max crashes. The flight management computer flew them into the ground as the pilots struggled to figure out how to turn it off.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 14, 2024 10:28 PM (bo7UB)

Kamikaze mk1 Skynet?

Posted by: a dude in MI at March 14, 2024 10:31 PM (+I6Y/)

84 Re: drug arrests at Boeing - I foresee 37 tragic suicides in the near future.

Posted by: PabloD at March 14, 2024 10:31 PM (QOl1C)

85 @78

>>That's similar to the 737Max crashes. The flight management computer flew them into the ground as the pilots struggled to figure out how to turn it off.

You would think there would be a BRB that said, Press For Manual Flight Control, but I guess that got value engineered out.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 14, 2024 10:31 PM (XV/Pl)

86 That's similar to the 737Max crashes. The flight management computer flew them into the ground as the pilots struggled to figure out how to turn it off.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 14, 2024 10:28 PM (bo7UB)


No need to worry, Dave.

Posted by: H.A.L. at March 14, 2024 10:31 PM (emlEe)

87 Anyway, hi y’all. Sugar is the devil, especially in the form of King Cake. One flipping Mardi Gras season, and here I am a month later, still suffering the consequences of my out of control behaviors. Tomorrow begins the Great Reset. 80/20 hardcore to splurge ratio? Not for awhile, baby. More like 99.9/.01.

Posted by: Piper at March 14, 2024 10:31 PM (ZdaMQ)

88 Boeing was doomed the moment they decided to move their corporate headquarters from Seattle to Chicago.

Yeah, deliberately moving your headquarters away from your manufacturing facilities shows that your priorities have changed.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 14, 2024 10:32 PM (YAtuc)

89 None of our planes crashed today. I think that calls for me to get. a $20 million bonus.

Posted by: Boeing CEO at March 14, 2024 10:32 PM (LjgPm)

90 It first flew in 1966. The model has sold more units than any other jet airliner, by far.

In those two facts is the crux of its current crisis.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 14, 2024 10:17 PM (bo7UB)

It was designed by real engineers. The 737Max, is a major redesign, that in a sane company, would have been given a new type designation. But they cheaped out, hoping to avoid the expense of certifying a new type. And wokeness was already seeping in...

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 14, 2024 10:32 PM (tkR6S)

91 Got to see the Sabres beat the Islanders 4-0 ...

Detroit loses tonight ... again.

The push for the playoffs is still alive.

Posted by: browndog grumbling at March 14, 2024 10:32 PM (TTAGa)

92 https://x.com/EpochTV/status/1768415483890389035?s=20

Eric Metaxas on parallels between Christian churches in Germany in 1933 and churches today.

Time for churches to fight evil. He says we have a year before it's too late, before evil has too much power and can't be fought.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at March 14, 2024 10:32 PM (S5+ge)

93 Let's go Wild!!

Posted by: Zeera the ungoverened at March 14, 2024 10:33 PM (Z3n5G)

94 Joe says he's going to build half-a-million EV charging station across the country by 2030. Have Buttplug or Joe ever shown a year-by-year schedule of construction for those things? Of course not.

500,000 stations x $100,000 each is 50 billion dollars, which is a bit of money even by DC standards.

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at March 14, 2024 10:34 PM (oW/Lc)

95 61 Two things with the Boeing stuff:

1. I think these incidents used to happen without garnering national attention by the hysterical media. I think the word is out to frighten people into traveling less.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 14, 2024 10:21 PM (IG4Id)


Yeah, in the Before Times airliner incidents without fatalities, plane-consuming fires, or ditchings were typically only reported in the local papers and on local TV news. 24-hour cable TV news and the Interwebz creates a need for more news items to fill the time and to reach the target number of clicks per day.

Posted by: Gref at March 14, 2024 10:35 PM (5fDan)

96 Horde - I am sure some of have seen the foofaraw over West Point dropping Duty Honor Country as is motto, or the more correct reporting that it has been removed from the Mission Statement, and replaced with a nebulous phrase "Army Values."

More than a few of us have some connection. I will say anyone who heard/read that it is no longer the motto is misinformed. It remains the motto. The words have been changed for the Mission Statement many times over the last 100 years and DHC ws only put in the Mission Statement in 1998.

Believe me there are many more alarming things the Army and Academy have done or said. This is not a sign of something terrible.

1/x

Posted by: blaster at March 14, 2024 10:35 PM (IFNME)

97 2. Drugs. I don't think we've come to grips how far reaching the effects of drug legalization/decriminalization has become. I predict we'll learn that most of these incidents are drug related.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 14, 2024 10:21 PM (IG4Id)


I did some work at an automotive supplier plant in Detroit a couple of years ago. The stench of weed was omnipresent; the engineer types I asked about it just shrugged and said the union had a rule that no one could be canned for being high.

That place is closed now, and all the equipment shipped to Mexico. That union sure did some great work protecting jobs.

That said, I don't think this is anything new, but probably more widespread. I've heard plenty of stories from the '70s of workers at auto plants heading to the bar and getting sh*tfaced at lunch.

Posted by: spindrift at March 14, 2024 10:36 PM (J8VrE)

98 The 737Max, is a major redesign, that in a sane company, would have been given a new type designation

The problem was the fuel efficient engines had gotten too big for the 737 airframe, and instead of biting the bullet and designing a new airframe, Boeing said "well, we'll fix it with software".

Fundamentally unstable aircraft may work well for fighters, not so much for passenger transports.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 14, 2024 10:36 PM (YAtuc)

99 To the Long Gray Line and all USMA Supporters:

Duty, Honor, Country is foundational to the United States Military Academy's culture and will always remain our motto. It defines who we are as an institution and as graduates of West Point. These three hallowed words are the hallmark of the cadet experience and bind the Long Gray Line together across our great history.

Our responsibility to produce leaders to fight and win our nation's wars requires us to assess ourselves regularly. Thus, over the past year and a half, working with leaders from across West Point and external stakeholders, we reviewed our vision, mission, and strategy to serve this purpose. We believe our mission binds the Academy to the Army - the Army in which our cadets will serve. As a result of this assessment, we recommended the following mission statement to our senior Army leadership:

To build, educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets to be commissioned leaders of character committed to the Army Values and ready for a lifetime of service to the Army and Nation.

Both the Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff approved this recommendation.

2/x

Posted by: blaster at March 14, 2024 10:36 PM (IFNME)

100 57 What the hell is a "Malcom X scholar"?
Posted by: Notorious BFD


A "scholar" who isn't bright enough to realize that walking around alone in one of the poorest sh*tholes of the world isn't safe. I wonder if she realizes that Malcom X was assassinated by his fellow black muslims.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 14, 2024 10:36 PM (0Htd1)

101 March 14th. March 14th. Hmmm.

Somewhere in the outer reaches of my memories, this date has some significance. Just gossamer vapor trails now.


What if I write it like this: 3/14. Does that help?

I'll take pecan, thanks.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at March 14, 2024 10:36 PM (S5+ge)

102 Boeing was doomed the moment they decided to move their corporate headquarters from Seattle to Chicago.

Yeah, deliberately moving your headquarters away from your manufacturing facilities shows that your priorities have changed.
Posted by: The ARC of History!


Seems one of the NOT stated reasons were a number of the wives of the mucky mucks called chicago home and well, they wanted to move back.

Posted by: Some Rat at March 14, 2024 10:36 PM (vJiyU)

103 I’d like to have a Stearman. Of course that would require a hangar, fuel system, security fence, and oh yeah, a 4000 ft strip.
Posted by: Eromero at March 14, 2024 10:24 PM (NxC5+)


Oh come.on now. With a Stearman, you only need 2000 feet.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 14, 2024 10:37 PM (W/lyH)

104 Cheers on this Friday eve to the best community on the planet. Live long and prosper.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 14, 2024 10:37 PM (CHHv1)

105 500,000 stations x $100,000 each is 50 billion dollars, which is a bit of money even by DC standards.
Posted by: Idaho Spudboy


Yeah, about that:
@ThomasHochman
Oh man. The 5 billion dollar National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure charging program, passed in 2021, has so far led to exactly *eight* charging stations getting built.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 14, 2024 10:37 PM (IG4Id)

106 It was designed by real engineers. The 737Max, is a major redesign, that in a sane company, would have been given a new type designation. But they cheaped out, hoping to avoid the expense of certifying a new type. And wokeness was already seeping in...

---------

Exactly. They were putting advanced turbofans with a 105-in. diameter on an airframe that was designed 50 years ago for 24" JT9Ds.

The new engines screwed up the flight characteristics so badly that Boeing had to use a computer as a band-aid to compensate for the wonkiness.

And then they farmed out the coding to Indians with no aeronautical experience. But they worked cheap.

The rest is history.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 14, 2024 10:37 PM (bo7UB)

107 Several hundred years ago the whole roof of an original 737 blew off, over Hawaii I believe, no losses. Stress fractures.
Also, on a 747 coming in to CA a Japanese airline pilot inadvertently turned the engines off. He put the plane into a deep dive and restarted the engines. (the manual says you can't do that)
Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024 10:20 PM (Q+E4R)

If I remember right, they lost a stewardess, maybe two, but no pax.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 14, 2024 10:37 PM (tkR6S)

108 Our updated mission statement focuses on the mission essential tasks of Build, Educate, Train, and Inspire the Corps of Cadets to be commissioned leaders of character, with the explicit purpose of being committed to the Army Values and Ready for a lifetime of service. The Army Values include Duty and Honor, and Country is reflected in Loyalty, bearing true faith and allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, the Army, your unit, and other Soldiers. In the past century, West Point's mission has changed nine times. Many graduates will recall the mission statement they learned as new cadets did not include the motto, as Duty, Honor, Country was first added to the mission statement in 1998.

Our absolute focus on developing leaders of character ready to lead our Army's Soldiers on increasingly lethal battlefields remains unchanged.

Go Army!

Duty Honor Country!

https://tinyurl.com/2snvpn38
3/3

Posted by: blaster at March 14, 2024 10:39 PM (IFNME)

109 Yes OH YES!!!

AND when was it.. MEDICAL SCHOOLS began to drop the graduate's mandatory requirement to pledge the Hippocratic Oath at Graduation???

OH GEE why does OBAMA keep popping up in these queries???

OH GEE yes that PESKEY OBAMA keeps popping up everywhere it seems going to 2024.

Why is that you seem???

Posted by: Nightwatch at March 14, 2024 10:39 PM (TDvv2)

110 I was challenged on if we had a FIRE ROASTED FOOD thread on Ace's site… anyone?

Not really. Most of the fire roasting is limited to peppers. The closest is probably the “Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble Edition” back in 2019.

“Grilling asparagus is much easier if you put them on the grill at right angles to the grates. Just sayin’.”

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at March 14, 2024 10:39 PM (EXyHK)

111 Yeah, about that:
@ThomasHochman
Oh man. The 5 billion dollar National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure charging program, passed in 2021, has so far led to exactly *eight* charging stations getting built.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 14, 2024 10:37 PM (IG4Id)

I bet the money is all spent though

Posted by: a dude in MI at March 14, 2024 10:41 PM (+I6Y/)

112 How about that Fabio guy?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr


Even worse, that's girls' hair. There is nothing sexy about a man who has long, flowing hair like a female supermodel.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 14, 2024 10:41 PM (0Htd1)

113 @101

>>I'll take pecan, thanks.

Tomorrow are The Ides of March, where debts are settled and or someone gets stabbed in the back.

Keep Your head on a swivel and your OODA Loop tight.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 14, 2024 10:41 PM (XV/Pl)

114 I'll take pecan, thanks.

One of my favorites. But over the last year I’ve come to really appreciate boiled cider. I ran across it in a Vermont book about cider.

“Cider, unlike man, is capable of perfection.”—Vrest Orton, The American Cider Book

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at March 14, 2024 10:43 PM (EXyHK)

115 111 Yeah, about that:
@ThomasHochman
Oh man. The 5 billion dollar National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure charging program, passed in 2021, has so far led to exactly *eight* charging stations getting built.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 14, 2024 10:37 PM (IG4Id)

I bet the money is all spent though
Posted by: a dude in MI at March 14, 2024 10:41 PM (+I6Y/)

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

Oh yeah, baby.

Posted by: Equitable Access To Transportation Resources, LLC. A non-profit goverment-funded organizatio at March 14, 2024 10:43 PM (bo7UB)

116 Even worse, that's girls' hair. There is nothing sexy about a man who has long, flowing hair like a female supermodel.
Posted by: nerdygirl

Find myself getting a little irked at guys with ANY hair.

Posted by: Some Rat at March 14, 2024 10:43 PM (vJiyU)

117 It was designed by real engineers. The 737Max, is a major redesign, that in a sane company, would have been given a new type designation. But they cheaped out, hoping to avoid the expense of certifying a new type. And wokeness was already seeping in...
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 14, 2024 10:32 PM (tkR6S)


That's a very good point. The new plane is 'wearing the skin suit of the 737' so to speak. I never really thought about the new designation (additional cost due to gov't cert.) versus redesign ('we're just doin' an upgrade here', while walking away, whistling). And of course the D.I.E. Wokeness. Fascinating. Thank you.

Posted by: RickZ at March 14, 2024 10:43 PM (emlEe)

118 111 Yeah, about that:
@ThomasHochman
Oh man. The 5 billion dollar National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure charging program, passed in 2021, has so far led to exactly *eight* charging stations getting built.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 14, 2024 10:37 PM (IG4Id)
I bet the money is all spent though
Posted by: a dude in MI at March 14, 2024 10:41 PM (+I6Y/)


But think of the 10% for the Big Guy...

Posted by: Hrothgar on a discarded laptop at March 14, 2024 10:43 PM (rOtXe)

119
So, the company would have to pay six years of back Social Security payments, six years of back unemployment insurance, etc. etc, etc.

So, sayonara.
Posted by: The ARC of History!

This sounds like the Microsoft case, from 2009, and it was a misclassification of employees issue. The contractors themselves sued and won- rightly so. MS embedded the contractors in with employees, treated them as employees,, managed them, set hours, etc, everything but then excluded them from rich MS benefits. Based on MS behavior, they treated these contractors as employees versus independent businesses and therefore made them employees by default.

Temp employees should have a veil between the regular employees and them with the temp agency managing the employee in terms of discipline, payroll etc. The time frame is less than 6 months, not 6 years, before you begin to run into dangerous territory.

Posted by: Piper at March 14, 2024 10:43 PM (ZdaMQ)

120 Talking about anything that's going to happen in America's future is senseless. We are going to have an election in November. After the election we will either go to hell, go to war, or things will get better.
That's it.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024 10:44 PM (Q+E4R)

121 Will Ace be reviewing the Mulvany music video tomorrow?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 14, 2024 10:44 PM (lhenN)

122 Oh man. The 5 billion dollar National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure charging program, passed in 2021, has so far led to exactly *eight* charging stations getting built.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 14, 2024 10:37 PM (IG4Id)

I bet the money is all spent though
Posted by: a dude in MI

Hold our beer.

Posted by: State of Washington 14K PER PLUG! at March 14, 2024 10:45 PM (vJiyU)

123 Thank you blaster. I will pass your words along.

I can tell you this - My two COL's are mightily PO'd. Perhaps needlessly.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 14, 2024 10:45 PM (yN/vH)

124 Cheers on this Friday eve to the best community on the planet. Live long and prosper.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm


Cheers Beck

Pretty sure I have another work day this week. 😉

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at March 14, 2024 10:46 PM (S5+ge)

125 121 Will Ace be reviewing the Mulvany music video tomorrow?
Posted by: BourbonChicken at March

I posted that earlier, what a buffoon that man is.

Posted by: Piper at March 14, 2024 10:46 PM (ZdaMQ)

126 125 Mulvaney, not Ace.

Posted by: Piper at March 14, 2024 10:46 PM (ZdaMQ)

127 @18 CdM, they're not going there. I tried to help.
At this point I'd be willing to take odds on how long the whole discussion will be about pies.

It has been one month since Valentine's Day.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at March 14, 2024 10:47 PM (zdLoL)

128 I wonder if prescription drug addiction isn't more pervasive that addiction to illegal drugs. I know someone who took her painkillers and muscle relaxants by the handful. When I had "thrown out my back", the doctor told me that at some point, I would notice that the pain had stopped. Then I was to immediately throw away the remaining pain pills and muscle relaxants.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 14, 2024 10:47 PM (0Htd1)

129
I read a heated discussion about the dynamic stability of the 737 MAX. They argue it is not dynamically unstable per the definition, just handles very differently than the previous 737s did, and "all the software does" is make it handle like the previous ones did.

The definition of dynamic stability is, when the aircraft is in "simple flight", do perturbations tend to get out of control, or do the natural restoring forces tend to put it back into normal flight.

It was a very heated discussion about this for the 737 MAX.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (w6EFb) at March 14, 2024 10:48 PM (w6EFb)

130 I will report to you, sadly, the entire clutch of Eagle Eggs in the San Bernardino forest is "non-viable" as of this post tonight.

Posted by: Nightwatch at March 14, 2024 10:30 PM (TDvv2)

Posted by: pookysgirl still thinks it's cool to see the occasional eagle at March 14, 2024 10:48 PM (dtlDP)

131 One of my favorites. But over the last year I’ve come to really appreciate boiled cider. I ran across it in a Vermont book about cider.

Boiled cider...pie? I'm intrigued and would like to know more.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at March 14, 2024 10:49 PM (S5+ge)

132 Yes...OODA Loop tight.

Posted by: Nightwatch at March 14, 2024 10:50 PM (TDvv2)

133 Oh, crap, that United article made me remember that I've got an upcoming flight with them...

*checks itenerary*

Phew, not an exit row and not a 737 or 757. Probably still dangerous though...not sure I'll be going with Double Woke Airlines in the future.

Posted by: CppThis at March 14, 2024 10:51 PM (PZvjL)

134 130 I will report to you, sadly, the entire clutch of Eagle Eggs in the San Bernardino forest is "non-viable" as of this post tonight.

Posted by: Nightwatch at March 14, 2024 10:30 PM (TDvv2)


Posted by: pookysgirl still thinks it's cool to see the occasional eagle at March 14, 2024 10:48 PM (dtlDP)

Do the eagles dump the eggs? Sad..but they will try again..right!?

Posted by: a dude in MI at March 14, 2024 10:51 PM (+I6Y/)

135 Meanwhile, in Ukraine:
1. The cross-border raids in the northeast have been repeated. It's unclear what the Ukrainian intent is, as the attackers are getting crushed as soon as they cross the border.
2. Macron announced that French troops will be sent to Odessa "this year." Interestingly, he seems to have forgotten about sending any to Kiev.
3. American recon aircraft continue to circle over the Black Sea, looking for targets in Crimea. No wonders how long the Russians will agree to this state of affairs.

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at March 14, 2024 10:52 PM (oW/Lc)

136 Hello, Horde~

Fang Fang (mentioned downstairs) cannot hold a candle to true Chinese beauty.
Yang Mi (L) and Dilraba Dilmurat (R). They're both actresses.

For the record, Dilraba is half Uigher...

https://tinyurl.com/39exd4jn

Posted by: Question Authority bumper sticker at March 14, 2024 10:52 PM (Rbu5d)

137 For the record, Dilraba is half Uigher...


Which half?


Look, that may be important!

Posted by: Tonypete at March 14, 2024 10:53 PM (yN/vH)

138 Then I was to immediately throw away the remaining pain pills and muscle relaxants.
Posted by: nerdygirl at March 14, 2024 10:47 PM (0Htd1)


Throw them away, huh? If I'm paying $12-14 a pill for Farxiga at a legal drug store, I can only imagine how much such happy pills would go for at the illegal one. No wonder granny's a drug dealer.

Posted by: RickZ at March 14, 2024 10:54 PM (emlEe)

139 Talking about anything that's going to happen in America's future is senseless. We are going to have an election in November. After the election we will either go to hell, go to war, or things will get better.
That's it.
Posted by: Braenyard

Or my personal preference, Jesus returns.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at March 14, 2024 10:55 PM (S5+ge)

140 I recall in a prior life getting asked by clients "what measures do you take to ensure your contractors and temps are protecting our confidential information?"

Part of the answer was that we took it so seriously that we included contractors and temps with the training we gave our full time staff.

Naturally, that caused heartburn for HR because we were treating them like employees. So we stopped including contractors and temps in training for our employees and delivered the same message in separate training sessions for our contractors and temps.

That stopped when we had to prevent contractors and temps from being engaged too long out of fear they would be viewed as employees.

Net result? More turnover in consultants and temps, no training, and reliance on certifications and paperwork.

I was happier when this thread talked about boobs and food.

Posted by: TRex at March 14, 2024 10:56 PM (IQ6Gq)

141
Or my personal preference, Jesus returns.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at March 14, 2024 10:55 PM (S5+ge)

----------

I'd settle for Charles Martel.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 14, 2024 10:56 PM (bo7UB)

142 "about Boeing is that the majority of scheduled maintenance is done in Mexico.
Why?
It's cheaper."

Da.

Posted by: the VIL plant near (former) pripyat at March 14, 2024 10:56 PM (hSwza)

143 ok so I'm starting to understand now why Gen Z and younger girls are not interested in sex with males

THE PORN YOU GUY WATCHED IS ANIMATED

actual humans can't do that!!!

Jesus wept... that poor girl

Posted by: BlackOrchid at March 14, 2024 10:57 PM (AcWfM)

144 101
What if I write it like this: 3/14. Does that help?

I'll take pecan, thanks.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at March

I missed pi day? Well thank the heavens. Because I am currently being very whiney about my lattimus dorsi and obliques, really the back of my core, because of the devil King Cake.

Posted by: Piper at March 14, 2024 10:57 PM (ZdaMQ)

145 101

MOTORHEAD!!!

Posted by: Nightwatch at March 14, 2024 10:58 PM (TDvv2)

146 Farxiga, you can buy it from a Canadian pharmacy for less than $5.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024 10:58 PM (Q+E4R)

147 Boiled cider...pie? I'm intrigued and would like to know more.

I’ve linked my post about it in my nic. Basically, if you’re not in Vermont (or possibly New Hampshire) you make boiled cider by… boiling cider. To about maple syrup consistency.

You can then use it as a syrup, the canonical use being pie.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at March 14, 2024 10:59 PM (EXyHK)

148
I'd settle for Charles Martel.

Or a reincarnation of. I can't lead what needs to happen but if/when a leader emerges, they will have my support.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at March 14, 2024 10:59 PM (S5+ge)

149 What pie for Marx dropped dead day?

... I didn't realize this was the date of his death, but I did have pie from a little mom & pop store in Tyler.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at March 14, 2024 10:59 PM (llON8)

150 Blaster - Thanks for posting the West Point/Army material.

Posted by: TRex at March 14, 2024 11:00 PM (IQ6Gq)

151
I was happier when this thread talked about boobs and food.
Posted by: TRex at March 14

We can pivot! I just had a flash back to my former life. I am over it now. 😀

Posted by: Piper at March 14, 2024 11:00 PM (ZdaMQ)

152 Or my personal preference, Jesus returns.

…in terror and slaughter.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at March 14, 2024 11:00 PM (EXyHK)

153 I can tell you this - My two COL's are mightily PO'd. Perhaps needlessly.
Posted by: Tonypete at March 14, 2024 10:45 PM (yN/vH)


In 2019 the Chief of Staff of the Army (along with all the other chiefs) signed an open letter to the service that it was systemically racist.

That's what your Colonels should be pissed at. And that the SecDef has an entire bureaucracy to drive a racist wedge between service members

Posted by: blaster at March 14, 2024 11:00 PM (IFNME)

154 >>> 139 Talking about anything that's going to happen in America's future is senseless. We are going to have an election in November. After the election we will either go to hell, go to war, or things will get better.
That's it.
Posted by: Braenyard

Or my personal preference, Jesus returns.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at March 14, 2024 10:55 PM (S5+ge)

Is it wrong to hope for some kickass smiting?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at March 14, 2024 11:01 PM (llON8)

155
I was happier when this thread talked about boobs and food.
Posted by: TRex

Favorite pie?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at March 14, 2024 11:01 PM (S5+ge)

156 No pie here - 2/3 of the household has Celiac and off-the-shelf gluten-free pie is hard to come by - so I'm having chocolate peanut butter ice cream.

Posted by: PabloD at March 14, 2024 11:01 PM (QOl1C)

157 151
I was happier when this thread talked about boobs and food.
Posted by: TRex at March 14

We can pivot! I just had a flash back to my former life. I am over it now. 😀

Posted by: Piper
-----------------------

Edible insects have long been a part of the human diet and are consumed by a good number of people. They often contain high-quality protein, vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
_healthgadget


Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024 11:01 PM (Q+E4R)

158 >>> 152 Or my personal preference, Jesus returns.
==
…in terror and slaughter.
Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at March 14, 2024 11:00 PM (EXyHK)

*fistbump*

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at March 14, 2024 11:01 PM (llON8)

159 The fact that people just assumed that Army leadership was up to something nefarious when they tinkered with their Mission Statement is telling.

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at March 14, 2024 11:03 PM (oW/Lc)

160 55...Too late, too late - you said what you said, and everyone saw it.
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 14, 2024 10:19 PM (S6gqv)

What'd he say?

Posted by: Question Authority bumper sticker at March 14, 2024 11:04 PM (Rbu5d)

161 157 Edible insects have long been a part of the human diet and are consumed by a good number of people. They often contain high-quality protein, vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
_healthgadget

Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024 11:01 PM
***
I was happier when this thread talked about boobs.

Posted by: TRex at March 14, 2024 11:04 PM (IQ6Gq)

162 off-the-shelf gluten-free pie is hard to come by - so I'm having chocolate peanut butter ice cream.

Make a cornflake pie crust and scoop the ice cream into it. Sprinkle toasted coconut over the top.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at March 14, 2024 11:04 PM (EXyHK)

163 You want Jesus
You'd settle for Richard the Lionhearted
You'll get Jimmy Swaggart

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 14, 2024 11:04 PM (sE4sa)

164 157 Edible insects have long been a part of the human diet and are consumed by a good number of people. They often contain high-quality protein, vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
_healthgadget


Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024

Sounds amazing! I am, however, fresh out of bugs and feel like I should use up the haul of groceries I just bought before I buy more things to eat. The items I bought also contain high quality proteins, vitamins and minerals so I am safe, don’t you worry. (You are supposed to read this in a cheerful, convincing voice. Maybe a smile and head nod or 2).

Posted by: Piper at March 14, 2024 11:06 PM (ZdaMQ)

165 this is amusing, out of Scranton:

"Petition to restore Biden street to its previous name of Spruce street gains over 15,000 votes in 6 days"

Posted by: BlackOrchid at March 14, 2024 11:06 PM (AcWfM)

166 I was happier when this thread talked about boobs.
Posted by: TRex at March 14, 2024 11:04 PM (IQ6Gq)


I hope they don't do what they just did to food....

Posted by: blaster at March 14, 2024 11:06 PM (IFNME)

167 SPB - I'll pass on the coconut (I always think of the line from Zombieland: "I hate coconut - not the taste, the consistency"), but the cornflake shell sounds good. I'll have to use that sometime.

Posted by: PabloD at March 14, 2024 11:06 PM (QOl1C)

168 163 You want Jesus
You'd settle for Richard the Lionhearted
You'll get Jimmy Swaggart

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43)
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He's no Joel Osteen that's for sure.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024 11:06 PM (Q+E4R)

169 Yes Yes...comfort food...

Baked Russet potato's with creamed corn and creamed spinach paired with...

A 20 lb. Prime Rib Roast done on an off-set BBQ over 11 hours slow cooked at 200 degrees until JUST 130 degrees and rested for 1 hour before carving.

My comfort indeed.

Posted by: Nightwatch at March 14, 2024 11:07 PM (TDvv2)

170 Schumer called for elections in Israel or else they will be a pariah

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at March 14, 2024 11:07 PM (DpEcY)

171
I’ve linked my post about it in my nic. Basically, if you’re not in Vermont (or possibly New Hampshire) you make boiled cider by… boiling cider. To about maple syrup consistency.

You can then use it as a syrup, the canonical use being pie.
Posted by: Stephen Price Blair

Wow! That looks amazing! Bookmarked the post! Something to keep in mind when apples are plentiful.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at March 14, 2024 11:07 PM (S5+ge)

172 You want Jesus
You'd settle for Richard the Lionhearted
You'll get Jimmy Swaggart
Posted by: Cicero

Or Nehemiah Scudder.

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at March 14, 2024 11:08 PM (oW/Lc)

173 Tyson Foods wants to hire 52,000 asylum seekers for factory jobs @ $16.50 per hour along with benefits.

[We are] aware that these are jobs that many find unpleasant, such as washing meat, placing the cuts into trays, final inspections for bones and packing meat, but believe this will help the refugees to start a life in...
_ScrippsNews

Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024 11:08 PM (Q+E4R)

174 The trouble with avoiding Boeing is that most of the big dawg international routes between America and Europe go with Boeing, and work sometimes takes me over there. On the plus side, Delta/American/United tend to put their good hardware and crews on these flights because they're competing with foreign flag carriers.

I think about half of the cabin on my usual route is business class cubicles.

Posted by: CppThis at March 14, 2024 11:08 PM (PZvjL)

175 160 55...Too late, too late - you said what you said, and everyone saw it.
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 14, 2024 10:19 PM (S6gqv)

What'd he say?
Posted by: Question Authority bumper sticker at March 14, 2024 11:04 PM (Rbu5d)

Schumer made a speech on the floor of the Senate calling for Netanyahu to be deposed and for Israel to choose a new government, because the Biden Administration is annoyed that the current one isn't helping their re-election efforts. Seriously.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 14, 2024 11:09 PM (S6gqv)

176 Is it wrong to hope for some kickass smiting?
Posted by: Helena Handbasket

Not in my book.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at March 14, 2024 11:09 PM (S5+ge)

177 I hope that guys who injure their girlfriend by imitating violent p*rn get charged with assault at least,

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at March 14, 2024 11:10 PM (DpEcY)

178 the majority of scheduled maintenance is done in Mexico.

I'm sure you'll feel a lot better to know that engine overhauls
are done in Turkey.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at March 14, 2024 11:10 PM (zdLoL)

179 Sad evening at the Tonypete hovel - the bottom the of bottle of Elijah Craig has been reached.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 14, 2024 11:10 PM (yN/vH)

180 Didn't the First Vegetable leave Scranton when he was 8?

Posted by: FJB! at March 14, 2024 11:10 PM (V5BDR)

181 163 Cicero

Corporate insiders are forbidden by law (SEC regs) from shorting stock in their own companies.

You brought this up, so I went back & researched it.

So the answer to your question you posed to me, "Why do insiders short their own companies?" is... they DON'T.

Same reason Pete Rose was kicked out of MLB for sitting in the Reds' dugout & betting against the Reds, while he was the Reds' manager.

Posted by: mnw at March 14, 2024 11:10 PM (NLIak)

182 Evenin’, All. I’m still gonna talk about boobs, and ain’t no one gonna stop me.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 14, 2024 11:10 PM (9yWhg)

183 173 this is one of the reasons I don't buy chicken

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at March 14, 2024 11:11 PM (DpEcY)

184 Can anyone think of a company that, if you'll please forgive the term, crashed and burned from self-made wounds faster than Boeing seems to be doing?
That woman with the Epi pens?

Posted by: GWB at March 14, 2024 11:11 PM (69JzL)

185 SCHUMER is...

ACSOPOSSOMALRTWNTDOBTO

Posted by: Nightwatch at March 14, 2024 11:12 PM (TDvv2)

186 I am off to sleep, early class to teach. Good night, all.

Posted by: Piper at March 14, 2024 11:12 PM (ZdaMQ)

187 182 Evenin’, All. I’m still gonna talk about boobs, and ain’t no one gonna stop me.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus

You're only obsessed with them coz u aint got em

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at March 14, 2024 11:12 PM (DpEcY)

188 We've been saying for days that the Biden Admin has been trying to run a color revolution against Netanyahu; but it has failed and it looks like Schumer's speech was lashing out in frustration. But he fucked up, and he fucked up big time: Color Revolutions only work as the long as they can hang on the pretext that they are internal. As soon as it becomes obvious that the US Government is stage managing the thing to try and overthrow a friendly government, the whole effort collapses, and thats what Schumer did today. Netanyahu, ironically, is arguably now more secure than ever. No politician in Israel (or anywhere) will want to be identified as nothing but a tool of a foreign power.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 14, 2024 11:13 PM (S6gqv)

189 Edible insects have long been a part of the human diet and are consumed by a good number of people. They often contain high-quality protein, vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
_healthgadget

Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024 11:01 PM
***
I was happier when this thread talked about boobs.
Posted by: TRex

lol

This guy! Never happy!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at March 14, 2024 11:13 PM (S5+ge)

190 Night Piper

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at March 14, 2024 11:14 PM (S5+ge)

191 the cornflake shell sounds good. I'll have to use that sometime.

It’s a good one. I made a banana ice cream pie with it last year for pie day.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at March 14, 2024 11:14 PM (EXyHK)

192 Sad evening at the Tonypete hovel - the bottom the of bottle of Elijah Craig has been reached.
Posted by: Tonypete

Steinbeck, "Cannery Row", one of the characters says something like "the key to avoid becoming a drunk is to never open a fresh bottle while you are drinking."

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at March 14, 2024 11:14 PM (oW/Lc)

193 181 163 Cicero

Corporate insiders are forbidden by law (SEC regs) from shorting stock in their own companies.

You brought this up, so I went back & researched it.

So the answer to your question you posed to me, "Why do insiders short their own companies?" is... they DON'T.


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Hah! I remember that comment.

My reference was to Bob Iger, who is wrecking The Walt Disney Co. so completely that he should be shorting Disney shares.

I get the Pete Rose problem though.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 14, 2024 11:15 PM (sE4sa)

194 That's it.
Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024 10:44 PM (Q+E4R)


Let me give you some advice, I know you don't want it because no one wants unsolicited advice, but I will give it anyways.

You can plot various futures to give you a basis for figuring where or how to jump when it drops in the pot, it might not work, but what else do you have for the moment?

Failing to plan, as they say, is planning to fail.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 14, 2024 11:15 PM (D7oie)

195 How many guns in this country?

How many Americans that own guns that voted in the 2020 election?

Just a series of questions.

Posted by: Nightwatch at March 14, 2024 11:16 PM (TDvv2)

196 You're only obsessed with them coz u aint got em
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at March 14, 2024 11:12 PM (DpEcY)

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Well sure, that is a big part of the attraction.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 14, 2024 11:16 PM (sE4sa)

197 187 I knew a guy when I was in the military who said, “If I had my own pair I’d never leave the house.”

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 14, 2024 11:17 PM (9yWhg)

198 In a world filled with Haiti, triple anal, eating bugs, convertible airliners, and DC swampage, boobs sound pretty good to me. Good night horde.

Posted by: TRex at March 14, 2024 11:18 PM (IQ6Gq)

199 this is one of the reasons I don't buy chicken
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby

I'm fortunate to have a home grown beef source. I don't trust the FDA and other agencies and I want to know the source of my food as much as possible. I don't buy chicken either.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at March 14, 2024 11:19 PM (S5+ge)

200 Steve Martin:

"If I had breasts, I'd just stay home and play with them ALL DAY LONG!"

Posted by: mnw at March 14, 2024 11:19 PM (NLIak)

201 170 Schumer called for elections in Israel or else they will be a pariah
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at March 14, 2024 11:07 PM (DpEcY)

Thanks
Schumer is such a putz.
Did Bibi call for fair elections in the US?

Posted by: Question Authority bumper sticker at March 14, 2024 11:19 PM (Rbu5d)

202 >>> 196 You're only obsessed with them coz u aint got em
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at March 14, 2024 11:12 PM (DpEcY)

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Well sure, that is a big part of the attraction.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 14, 2024 11:16 PM (sE4sa)

I could never be a woman. I would just stay at home and play with my breasts all day.

Posted by: Harris K. Telemacher at March 14, 2024 11:19 PM (llON8)

203 Night TRex

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at March 14, 2024 11:20 PM (S5+ge)

204 187 You're only obsessed with them coz u aint got em
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at March 14, 2024 11:12 PM (DpEcY)


Well...you're not wrong...

Posted by: CppThis at March 14, 2024 11:20 PM (PZvjL)

205 Tonypete has a hovel? Luxury.

I gotta replace the willow branches on my wikiup tomorrow.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 14, 2024 11:21 PM (9yWhg)

206 If I had boobs I'd stay home and play with them all day long!

Posted by: Amy Schumer at March 14, 2024 11:21 PM (sE4sa)

207 Happy-ish Thursday Evening …

Posted by: Adriane the Helpful Critic . . . at March 14, 2024 11:22 PM (4Winp)

208 Tyson Foods wants to hire 52,000 asylum seekers for factory jobs @ $16.50 per hour along with benefits

I seem to remember a scandal involving hillary and Tyson chicken?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at March 14, 2024 11:23 PM (S5+ge)

209

I gotta replace the willow branches on my wikiup tomorrow.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 14, 2024 11:21 PM (9yWhg)

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If I could only keep a few bucks I'd trade my hogan for a nice wikiup without batting an eye!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 14, 2024 11:23 PM (sE4sa)

210 I just saw a fun story that's a couple days old - Dade Phelan, the GOP-e Speaker of the Texas House who led the impeachment campaign against Ken Paxton, is going to a runoff election to keep his seat. No previous sitting house speaker has lost a re-election bid; but the primary results in his race were;
David Covey - 46.3%
Dade Phelan - 43.2%
Alicia Davis - 10.5%

Covey and Phelan will now have a runoff to see who gets the seat. Here's hoping Phelan gets the good old Texas Boot.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 14, 2024 11:24 PM (S6gqv)

211 I seem to remember a scandal involving hillary and Tyson chicken?
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at March 14, 2024 11:23 PM (S5+ge)

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She borrowed their turkey baster and that's how we got Chelsea?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 14, 2024 11:25 PM (sE4sa)

212 Tremendous amounts of lighting here. Not a lot of rain, but, man the light show is off the hook.

So... when are we going to get *biden in a green jumpsuit, aviators, a cool beret, a chest full of medals and a sidearm to reassure us we are not a banana republic?

And to vote "properly."

Or else.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at March 14, 2024 11:25 PM (Q4IgG)

213 >>>> Let me give you some advice...Failing to plan, as they say, is planning to fail.

Posted by: Kindltot
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My reference was to Biden's announcements as to what he's going to do with energy, electric cars, and employment. And I stand by what I said - forget it, things will change after the election for sure and my alternatives are the most probable. Planning for the future is realistic. Planning for the future Biden enunciates is unrealistic.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024 11:25 PM (Q+E4R)

214 I gotta replace the willow branches on my wikiup tomorrow.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 14, 2024 11:21 PM (9yWhg)

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If I could only keep a few bucks I'd trade my hogan for a nice wikiup without batting an eye!
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 14, 2024 11:23 PM (sE4sa)

Luxury! My earthern hovel needs mud replenishment.

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 14, 2024 11:25 PM (4I/2K)

215 Servo

Whoever Alicia Davis is, looks like she'll have a lot to say about it.

Posted by: mnw at March 14, 2024 11:26 PM (NLIak)

216 Thank you all for the back & forth tonight

As always a fine ONT.

Good Night Horde.

Posted by: Nightwatch at March 14, 2024 11:26 PM (TDvv2)

217 Evening Adriane

Comment 198 seems to sum up the comments. Your thoughts?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at March 14, 2024 11:27 PM (S5+ge)

218 Afraid he would kill me, I pleaded with him to honor my commitment to Haiti, to him as a brother in the mutual struggle for an end to our common oppression, but to no avail. He didn’t care that I was a Malcolm X scholar. He told me to shut up, and then slapped me in the face.

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This is so fucking stupid that I have to wonder if this is someone trolling the public.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 14, 2024 11:27 PM (0FoWg)

219 202 >>> 196 You're only obsessed with them coz u aint got em
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at March 14, 2024 11:12 PM (DpEcY)
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She says as she struts across the room.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024 11:28 PM (Q+E4R)

220 Good night Nightwatch

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at March 14, 2024 11:28 PM (S5+ge)

221 do *these* count as breasts?

Posted by: michael moore at March 14, 2024 11:28 PM (hSwza)

222 218 Afraid he would kill me, I pleaded with him to honor my commitment to Haiti, to him as a brother in the mutual struggle for an end to our common oppression, but to no avail. He didn’t care that I was a Malcolm X scholar. He told me to shut up, and then slapped me in the face.
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This is so fucking stupid that I have to wonder if this is someone trolling the public.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 14, 2024 11:27 PM (0FoWg)

50 shades of Black.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 14, 2024 11:29 PM (S6gqv)

223 218 Dice

Sounds like bullsh*t to me too.

Oh, the injustice! Uncle Tom's Cabin-ish.

Posted by: mnw at March 14, 2024 11:31 PM (NLIak)

224
She borrowed their turkey baster and that's how we got Chelsea?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at

Oh Cicero, no, no, no. Please forget I said anything. Mind bleach someone please!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at March 14, 2024 11:31 PM (S5+ge)

225 Squirrels were doing their usual evening rooftop Riverdance until a couple of owls started heckling from a nearby tree, chasing them off their stage. Thank yewwww, owls!

Posted by: Joe Kidd at March 14, 2024 11:31 PM (szKLp)

226 If that person is real, she may have avoided the whole ordeal if someone who loved her slapped her in the face and told her to shut right the fuck up ten or so years previous.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 14, 2024 11:31 PM (0FoWg)

227 How many guns in this country?

20 years ago the best guess was 400 million. Per ATF statistics over 20 million have been produced every year since then. Guns are perhaps the most durable appliances, as a negligible number are worn out or destroyed per year.

Round numbers? Call it a billion guns, ranging from your great-great-grandpa's .22 squirrel rifle to the local mall ninja's red-dotted, double stack 10mm with Punisher skulls painted on it.

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at March 14, 2024 11:32 PM (oW/Lc)

228 222 218 Afraid he would kill me, I pleaded with him to honor my commitment to Haiti, to him as a brother in the mutual struggle for an end to our common oppression, but to no avail. He didn’t care that I was a Malcolm X scholar. He told me to shut up, and then slapped me in the face.
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Bernie Sanders write that?

Posted by: Braenyard at March 14, 2024 11:33 PM (Q+E4R)

229 Afraid he would kill me, I pleaded with him to honor my commitment to Haiti, to him as a brother in the mutual struggle for an end to our common oppression, but to no avail. He didn’t care that I was a Malcolm X scholar. He told me to shut up, and then slapped me in the face.

------

This is so fucking stupid that I have to wonder if this is someone trolling the public.

It is extremely stupid, but a lot of things are extremely stupid these days.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at March 14, 2024 11:33 PM (S5+ge)

230 I was trying to avoid getting involved, BUT, what does the airline scheduled maintenance being done in Mexico have to do with Boeing? They sold the aircraft to United, Southwest, and Alaska. Maintenance on their aircraft is up to them. Same thing with engine overhauls.
United is a special, scary, case. Their CEO went hard into DEI for hiring of pilots and maintainers.
The MAX crashes were runaway trim due to AOA sensor input. The 737 still has mechanical trim wheels on the console. You can see them rolling forward if the AOA sensors indicate you are too nose high(even if it is a false indication from a bad AOA sensor). There is a button on the yoke, two switches on the console, and the circuit breakers that will stop the trim motors. You can then use the trim wheels to put it where you want it. The two crews that crashed did none of those things. I will note that they were not American crews. The FMS had nothing to do with those crashes.
Back to lurk mode and pouring one...

Posted by: ChrisP at March 14, 2024 11:34 PM (8Hd6y)

231 Boston College just tied the game up against Virginia at the buzzer. 57-57, going to OT.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at March 14, 2024 11:36 PM (v9vY1)

232 I don't even know what triple anal is.

And I'm glad.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 14, 2024 11:36 PM (yN/vH)

233 Luxury! My earthern hovel needs mud replenishment.

Luxury! My banana tree leaf needs 10 more years growth.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at March 14, 2024 11:36 PM (S5+ge)

234 Hey, YD, earlier today you were asking about Thomas the Tank Engine. When my son watched it in the aughts, it was fine. Don’t know if it’s been ruined since, though, like Arthur has.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 14, 2024 11:37 PM (9yWhg)

235 232 Tonypete, I think it is something only the otters know.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 14, 2024 11:39 PM (9yWhg)

236 Does Judaism have an equivalent of excommunication? I'd say Chuckie Boy earned it today. The rebbe of one of the most respected Jewish congregations should hold a public ceremony to damn Chuckie to hell everlasting.

The sheer chutzpah! I honestly can't believe it. At the very least, Congress needs to censure him and find a new Senate leader.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- I stand with Israel and all Jews everywhere at March 14, 2024 11:39 PM (ET1Q8)

237 Hey, Lady in Haiti!

Come on home & vote for TRUMP! You'll feel better. Consider this your Road to Damascus moment.

(Except I suspect you don't exist any more than Tinkerbell.)

Posted by: mnw at March 14, 2024 11:40 PM (NLIak)

238 Does Judaism have an equivalent of excommunication? I'd say Chuckie Boy earned it today. The rebbe of one of the most respected Jewish congregations should hold a public ceremony to damn Chuckie to hell everlasting.

He said the quiet part out loud. Our country has interfered in other countries so often that they decided to interfere in our own and now speak freely about their interfering ways.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at March 14, 2024 11:42 PM (S5+ge)

239 (Except I suspect you don't exist any more than Tinkerbell.)

Posted by: mnw at March 14, 2024 11:40 PM (NLIak)

What!?!

Posted by: Lispers Everywhere at March 14, 2024 11:42 PM (0eaVi)

240
I don't even know what triple anal is.

And I'm glad.
Posted by: Tonypete


Something to do with figure skating.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 14, 2024 11:43 PM (63Dwl)

241 Huh. The number of firearms exceeds the number of dogs, then. There are only about 175 million K-9 Americans.

Posted by: mnw at March 14, 2024 11:44 PM (NLIak)

242 68 "Some say the purchase of McDonnell-Douglas' airliner business put all the wrong people in charge..."

Yeah, and then the people who had already run MD's airliner business into the ground got to work on doing the same for Boeing's!

Ps. Ever hear of the hot little number called the Boeing 717?

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at March 14, 2024 11:44 PM (fvaUq)

243 181 163 Cicero

Corporate insiders are forbidden by law (SEC regs) from shorting stock in their own companies.

You brought this up, so I went back & researched it.

So the answer to your question you posed to me, "Why do insiders short their own companies?" is... they DON'T.

Posted by: mnw at March 14, 2024 11:10 PM (NLIak)


All the public traded companies I've worked for had a company policy prohibiting any employee from shorting company stock, even the low-level peons like me, even if you were not subject to SEC rules regarding insiders.

Also, date based restrictions on selling company stock, which limited you to only selling during a week or so long window, once a quarter, a couple of weeks after the company announced results. The goal was to prevent even the appearance of trading on insider information, even by non-insiders.

Posted by: BillyD at March 14, 2024 11:45 PM (F6Xpw)

244 Afraid he would kill me, I pleaded with him to honor my commitment to Haiti, to him as a brother in the mutual struggle for an end to our common oppression, but to no avail. He didn’t care that I was a Malcolm X scholar. He told me to shut up, and then slapped me in the face.

Honestly, she is fortunate he didn't toss her off that rooftop when he was done repeatedly raping her. Encouraging a man that is raping you to discuss his feelings is about as foolish as expecting James Taylor singing You've Got A Friend would help.

Posted by: old chick at March 14, 2024 11:46 PM (sOete)

245 "Something to do with figure skating."

Tonya Harding was the only woman figure skater to ever land a triple anal in competition. True fact.

Posted by: PabloD at March 14, 2024 11:46 PM (QOl1C)

246 >>Tonya Harding was the only woman figure skater to ever land a triple anal in competition. True fact.


Also known as a "Gillooly!?"

Posted by: Lizzy at March 14, 2024 11:48 PM (6IDWi)

247 243 BD

The SEC regs provide criminal penalties for insiders who try to short their own companies, I read.

Most Richie Richs fear the SEC a lot more than the IRS.

Posted by: mnw at March 14, 2024 11:49 PM (NLIak)

248 Sometimes I think I am mostly made of hair.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at March 14, 2024 11:49 PM (MeG8a)

249 LOL, Lizzy!

Posted by: PabloD at March 14, 2024 11:50 PM (QOl1C)

250 Mmmmmmm…Nancy Kerrigan…mmmmmmmmm…

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 14, 2024 11:50 PM (9yWhg)

251 Sometimes I think, life is like a rod-EE-o...

Posted by: mnw at March 14, 2024 11:51 PM (NLIak)

252 Posted by: ChrisP at March 14, 2024 11:34 PM (8Hd6y)

I agree with what you posted but how do you explain the whistleblower testimony and Boeing’s recent declaration that they cannot provide the records or video requested by the FAA?

Posted by: polynikes at March 14, 2024 11:52 PM (MNhXM)

253 Hey, YD, earlier today you were asking about Thomas the Tank Engine. When my son watched it in the aughts, it was fine. Don’t know if it’s been ruined since, though, like Arthur has.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 14, 2024 11:37 PM (9yWhg)

Hell, I watched it as a sprout in the 80s, but who knows what it's become now? Doc McStuffins was fine when my stepdaughter watched it ten years ago. My toddler can't watch it now, because it promotes homosexuality.

My toddler loved Cocomelon just two years ago. Luckily there are years worth of episodes available from the past, because at the tender age of four, her favorite "old" show is now gay, courtesy of a Netflix licensing deal.

If you don't want your kid asking you about the gay lifestyle, you have to be very careful about which stuff you show them. These weirdo queers seem to specifically target old, innocuous IP.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 14, 2024 11:54 PM (0FoWg)

254 Trust military leadership if you want. I don't. I used to.

Posted by: DOYLE at March 14, 2024 11:54 PM (Z8Yh2)

255 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 14, 2024 11:54 PM (tjClK)

256 Just back from a fundraiser for a gal that just fought breast cancer and THEN two months later had a heart attack. she's 42 with two little kids. Anyway., I now have a new garage door and a bottle of Dry Fly Blended Rye and a 2021 TRUMP Chardonnay from the bottle pull. Money well spent.

Posted by: 2008 is calling at March 14, 2024 11:55 PM (iNp3L)

257 Fly the friendly skies of DEI! Wait, wut?

Posted by: Boeing at March 14, 2024 11:56 PM (V8he0)

258 Sponge is here at last. Now the serious commenting can begin.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 14, 2024 11:57 PM (9yWhg)

259 Boeing merged with McDonnel Douglass. It's been all down hill from there. They retained the 'good ole boy' executives who ruined McDonnel Douglass by drinking and partying all the time.

Boeing is now the same shitship.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 14, 2024 11:57 PM (tjClK)

260 Sponge is here at last. Now the serious commenting can begin.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 14, 2024 11:57 PM (9yWhg)




THAT'S RIGHT.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 14, 2024 11:57 PM (tjClK)

261 @18 March 14th. Hmmm. Somewhere in the outer reaches of my memories, this date has some significance.

Since it's almost over, it looks as if we have successfully put an end to what had been widely known, in previous years, as
Steak and A Blowjob Day.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at March 14, 2024 11:58 PM (zdLoL)

262 Trust military leadership if you want. I don't. I used to.
Posted by: DOYLE at March 14, 2024 11:54 PM (Z8Yh2)



A swinging dick wearing a skirt does NOT instill confidence.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 14, 2024 11:58 PM (tjClK)

263 Netanyahu, ironically, is arguably now more secure than ever. No politician in Israel (or anywhere) will want to be identified as nothing but a tool of a foreign power.
Posted by: Tom Servo


I have to imagine that Netanyahu knew that the US would try it on IS eventually and had confederates planted in the opposition parties just for such an occasion. The dude's historic comeback wasn't an accident.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 14, 2024 11:59 PM (IG4Id)

264
Since it's almost over, it looks as if we have successfully put an end to what had been widely known, in previous years, as
Steak and A Blowjob Day.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at March 14, 2024 11:58 PM (zdLoL)



After not getting a blowjob for several iterations of said day has given me no hope for it's future.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 14, 2024 11:59 PM (tjClK)

265 260 So, Sponge, about that Descartes dude…

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 15, 2024 12:00 AM (9yWhg)

266 After not getting a blowjob for several iterations of said day has given me no hope for it's future.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 14, 2024 11:59 PM (tjClK)

Did you put it on the calendar? Putting it in print is a surefire winner

Posted by: a dude in MI at March 15, 2024 12:01 AM (+I6Y/)

267 Good night grey box friends

Peace

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at March 15, 2024 12:01 AM (S5+ge)

268 267 G’night, AK.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 15, 2024 12:03 AM (9yWhg)

269 I agree with what you posted but how do you explain the whistleblower testimony and Boeing’s recent declaration that they cannot provide the records or video requested by the FAA?
Posted by: polynikes at March 14, 2024 11:52 PM (MNhXM)

The video is over a year old and was overwritten. The fuselage from Spirit that needed rework was not an exception(which says a lot about the quality of their product) and there was no reason to preserve it. The paper records are something else. I have worked in aircraft maintenance and modifications and there are extensive records kept on just what was done to this airframe and when and by who. Someone has removed those records.

Posted by: ChrisP at March 15, 2024 12:04 AM (8Hd6y)

270 The “W” Word

https://tinyurl.com/yw4zewju

Posted by: Braenyard at March 15, 2024 12:04 AM (Q+E4R)

271 bye bye sock

Posted by: Some Rat at March 15, 2024 12:04 AM (vJiyU)

272 My father worked for Boeing at the Louisiana location doing maintenance on the KC 135. He was the IAM local President and always came home complaining about clowns to the left of him and jokers to the right talking about his members and Boeing’s management.

Posted by: polynikes at March 15, 2024 12:06 AM (MNhXM)

273 Good evening morons and grazie wd

Charles Schumer is an embarrassment not just to joos but to humanity. May his memory be erased.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 15, 2024 12:09 AM (RIvkX)

274 IIRC, it was Boeing who was pushing for the lifting of sanctions on Iran, so that they could sell planes to the Iranian Air Force, whose own planes were aging out.

Screw Boeing.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 15, 2024 12:10 AM (9yWhg)

275 And of course I can't protect her from it forever. The entire popular culture is very gay. But I plan to squeeze out a few extra years telling her "it was a mistake. There weren't supposed to be two dads. Those actors were just having lunch, off the clock. People foul things up in editing sometimes. That shot should have ended up on the cutting room floor."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 15, 2024 12:11 AM (0FoWg)

276 Bulgaroctonus at March 15, 2024 12:10 AM (9yWhg)

Cite?

Posted by: ChrisP at March 15, 2024 12:12 AM (8Hd6y)

277 275 YD, you seem like you are a very good father.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 15, 2024 12:13 AM (9yWhg)

278 Charles Schumer is an embarrassment not just to joos but to humanity. May his memory be erased.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 15, 2024 12:09 AM (RIvkX)


There are a lot of hypocritical assholes in politics. But Schumer is beyond that. Schumer is an oily, slimy, gelatinous blob that has no redeeming value, not even in science experiments.

Oh yeah, and the prick's "my" senator.

Posted by: RickZ at March 15, 2024 12:14 AM (emlEe)

279 276 Don’t have one, sorry. Just something I heard back in the day when the whole “lifting sanctions on Iran” movement started. I have a vague recollection connecting it with Rush. But I can’t give you a source, especially since it’s after midnight and I’m inebriated.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 15, 2024 12:17 AM (9yWhg)

280 Canadian police advise home owners to leave their car fobs outside so armed thieves can steal them more easily without confronting home owners.

https://tinyurl.com/bdcp6avw

Posted by: Braenyard at March 15, 2024 12:17 AM (Q+E4R)

281 Tyson Foods wants to hire 52,000 asylum seekers for factory jobs @ $16.50 per hour along with benefits

I seem to remember a scandal involving hillary and Tyson chicken?
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at March 14, 2024 11:23 PM (S5+ge)

In my part of Alberta, several packing houses hired "refugees" from Sudan and Somalia. They did not last. The pork packer near me now has many Filipinos. They are good workers and good neighbors.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 15, 2024 12:19 AM (tkR6S)

282 Yeah, I’ll just leave my key fob outside, in the coils of my pet king cobra.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 15, 2024 12:20 AM (9yWhg)

283 280 Canadian police advise home owners to leave their car fobs outside so armed thieves can steal them more easily without confronting home owners.

https://tinyurl.com/bdcp6avw
Posted by: Braenyard at March 15, 2024 12:17 AM (Q+E4R)

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It isn't even a crime when you voluntarily hand over your property, so crime statistics go down.

I'd call thar a WIN-WIN

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 15, 2024 12:20 AM (sE4sa)

284 281 Filipinos in general seem to be good people.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 15, 2024 12:22 AM (9yWhg)

285 YD, you seem like you are a very good father.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 15, 2024 12:13 AM (9yWhg)

I'm trying. It's hard. I suppose it always has been. But now it's me, so it at least *feels* harder than when my dad was doing it, which seems like it was pretty easy, because I wasn't the one doing it.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 15, 2024 12:22 AM (0FoWg)

286 285 Hang in there, YD. If you do parenting well, the rewards are endless.

I’ve always said that being a parent was the most difficult, and the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 15, 2024 12:26 AM (9yWhg)

287 My family came to Jamaica from India to exploit the black African slaves we bought like cattle.
Now I pretend to be African American to exploit them for votes.

Who said that?

Posted by: Braenyard at March 15, 2024 12:29 AM (Q+E4R)

288 There are a lot of people moving into upper management of US corporations that only know DIE, Critical Race Theory and Social Justice, NOTHING useful. There are a LOT of really stupid decisions being made by large corporations now and future.

Posted by: JB1000 at March 15, 2024 12:31 AM (NptO6)

289 Filipino cinema can be quite interesting, as there are some cultural things that just don't transfer. I recall watching a scene in a monster movie, where our hero was serenading his sweetheart, as he stood outside her house, holding the lead of his water buffalo.

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at March 15, 2024 12:34 AM (oW/Lc)

290 Canadian police advise home owners to leave their car fobs outside so armed thieves can steal them more easily without confronting home owners.

https://tinyurl.com/bdcp6avw
Posted by: Braenyard at March 15, 2024 12:17 AM (Q+E4R)

Uh, that's not an "auto theft prevention tactic"; that's an "auto theft facilitation tactic".

You know what would stop this? Lethally-equipped bait cars. Put a .44 cal Derringer under the driver's seat, pointing straight up, triggered to be fired remotely by a trained observer.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 15, 2024 12:34 AM (tkR6S)

291 Put a .44 cal Derringer under the driver's seat, pointing straight up, triggered to be fired remotely by a trained observer.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 15, 2024 12:34 AM (tkR6S)

make it 3 for the triple anal

Posted by: a dude in MI at March 15, 2024 12:38 AM (+I6Y/)

292 ...You know what would stop this? Lethally-equipped bait cars. Put a .44 cal Derringer under the driver's seat, pointing straight up, triggered to be fired remotely by a trained observer. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 15, 2024 12:34 AM (tkR6S)


I'd use a .22 LR. 'Bout the same penetration, but a smaller hole and less blast damage to mend in the seat cushion.

*pours bourbon* ONT Greetings, Horde. CHEERS!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 15, 2024 12:39 AM (e6UQI)

293 OK, sleep calls. And she’s got huge boobs.

Goodnight, All.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 15, 2024 12:41 AM (9yWhg)

294 Blue States? - : 23 States and District of Columbia File Amicus Briefs in Favor of Joe Biden and Government Censorship and Regulation of Speech in America – via the MO v. Biden Case
They are
New York, Colorado, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Vermont, Washington, Washington, D.C., Wisconsin, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota and Nevada
_GP

Posted by: Braenyard at March 15, 2024 12:43 AM (Q+E4R)

295
My family came to Jamaica from India to exploit the black African slaves we bought like cattle.
Now I pretend to be African American to exploit them for votes.

Who said that?
Posted by: Braenyard


Kamala

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 15, 2024 12:45 AM (63Dwl)

296 I'd use a .22 LR. 'Bout the same penetration, but a smaller hole and less blast damage to mend in the seat cushion.

*pours bourbon* ONT Greetings, Horde. CHEERS!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at March 15, 2024 12:39 AM (e6UQI)

By the time the perp is done bleeding out, the size of the hole won't be an issue.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 15, 2024 12:47 AM (tkR6S)

297 yeah.....first part of the change failed. Back to sitting here in wait mode.

Work is FUN.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 15, 2024 12:50 AM (+sD5M)

298 Since it is pi day, I bought a box of Moon Pies to celebrate.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 15, 2024 12:51 AM (tkR6S)

299 https://youtu.be/ERMMS2_PZm8?feature=shared

Michigan Constitutional Crusader filming Preznit Dipshit Brain's motorcade in Saginaw today.

Shitload of cops.

5 minutes.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at March 15, 2024 12:51 AM (ufFY8)

300 Tomorrow's coming fast and closer than I want it to be.
I'll see y'all on the morrow. 'night.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 15, 2024 12:52 AM (Q+E4R)

301 298 Since it is pi day, I bought a box of Moon Pies to celebrate.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 15, 2024 12:51 AM (tkR6S)

---------

Call my staff if there's one less than usual in the box!

Posted by: President Potatohead at March 15, 2024 12:54 AM (sE4sa)

302 Past time to retire - sure is easy to get caught up lurking on the comments.

Well, belatedly, happy talk like a pi day.

As for that other month-after-Valentine's thing, it's just another commercialized holiday, pushed by Hallmark, Big Steak, and... uh... y'know what? Nevermind.

Nighty night

💤

Posted by: mindful webworker - big whaat now? at March 15, 2024 12:54 AM (LTuPV)

303 Canadian police advise home owners to leave their car fobs outside so armed thieves can steal them more easily without confronting home owners.

--------

I've been posting handbills in the neighborhood, telling people to leave bourbon whiskey and homemade cheeseburgers in the street, lest a local maniac might decide to forage for booze and burgers in their homes. Sadly, nobody's yet heeded my dire warnings. It's only a matter of time til they wish they had, but by then it'll be too late. Sad.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 15, 2024 12:56 AM (0FoWg)

304 ...By the time the perp is done bleeding out, the size of the hole won't be an issue. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 15, 2024 12:47 AM (tkR6S)


In that case, a 12 ga. shell, fired from a single shot "pistol", (with a slightly rifled barrel), in order for it to not be a Short Barreled Shotgun.

Bleed Out time, reduced to essentially, zero.

That slug oughta travel from blast-hole to brain-stem, in less time than it takes for the audio reverbs of the actual shot, to fade to silence.

And then you could use that "bait car" for actual bait, as a crab trap.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 15, 2024 12:56 AM (e6UQI)

305 Phase II change completed. It seems happier.

No one knows why Phase I Amber Heard.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 15, 2024 12:58 AM (+sD5M)

306 One of the greatest movie lines evah!

Stop talking, or I'll put you back in the trunk.

Movie?

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 15, 2024 01:02 AM (xaFKb)

307 Seeing the conversation drifting away from boobage, one is tempted to share the wisdom from RiffTrax's showing of Horror Express:

If you think about it, toy trains and boobs are pretty much the same - they're for the kids, but the dads always end up playing with them.

Posted by: John Drake at March 15, 2024 01:06 AM (YlVKd)

308 Hey Horde, It is Friday here, at least I've got that going for me.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at March 15, 2024 01:09 AM (Sgq8y)

309 Romeo13 - was the movie Fargo? Because I think I remember an exchange like that between Steve Buscemi's character and the woman he abducted?

Posted by: John Drake at March 15, 2024 01:12 AM (YlVKd)

310 254 Trust military leadership if you want. I don't. I used to.
Posted by: DOYLE at March 14, 2024 11:54 PM (Z8Yh2)

Trusting any leader or authority these days without extreme caution and circumspection is foolish, and even with such precautions is risky at best.

Posted by: Question authority. All the time. at March 15, 2024 01:14 AM (tczCu)

311 Well, the thread has gone to sleep; looks like I will do the same. Night, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 15, 2024 01:32 AM (tkR6S)

312 No Rifftrax fans here? Well worth checking out. They've got the "Big Three" from MST3K - Mike, Kevin, Bill, along with Mary Jo and Bridgett on board.

And Horror Express is a Hammer-style science fiction thriller set on the Trans-Siberian Express ferrying a host of travelers desperate to return to Europe. (and unknown to most aboard, a relic uncovered in Eastern China which is slowly coming awake .... It's chockful of horror icons like Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing and features a young Telly Savalas (as a Cossack?) in the process of establishing whether he wanted to remain the heel, or whether he could play a more mainstream character.

It's got elements of religion, early twentieth century geopolitics, and national rivalries that could destroy everyone on the Trans-Siberian. The action builds up to a satisfying, fever-pitch conclusion. So long as you don't have a hankering for the cinema of hifh art, you could definitely enjoy it.

Posted by: John Drake at March 15, 2024 01:34 AM (YlVKd)

313 Night, AOP.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at March 15, 2024 01:50 AM (Sgq8y)

314 It's raing and stuff out I didn't want wet

Posted by: Skip at March 15, 2024 01:57 AM (fwDg9)

315 Sounds like something out of the movie "Airplane" WSJ: "A flight attendant hit a seat switch, pushing a pilot into the controls during a flight. This caused the airplane to suddenly plunge, pinning some passengers to the ceiling, industry officials say."

Raises all kinds of questions.

Posted by: JM in Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at March 15, 2024 02:01 AM (Z1ToQ)

316 Was it a .Jason Statham movie?

Posted by: JM in Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at March 15, 2024 02:04 AM (Z1ToQ)

317 Trusting any leader or authority these days without extreme caution and circumspection is foolish, and even with such precautions is risky at best.
Posted by: Question authority. All the time. at March 15, 2024 01:14 AM (tczCu)

Respect is earned. If you want to be respected, do something respectable. Bluster and bullying are not respectable. If that's your game, piss off.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at March 15, 2024 02:08 AM (sRfrW)

318 I suspect that the flight attendant and the pilot have a history of sorts.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at March 15, 2024 02:09 AM (Sgq8y)

319 evening. Just in for a little bit.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 15, 2024 02:15 AM (ynpvh)

320 Hi Debby. How are you doing?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 15, 2024 02:15 AM (ynpvh)

321 I'm just talkin' to myself in here I see.
Whatcha been doing?
Moving stuff again, as the remodelers start another room.
Is that all you got? (yawn)
I'm sleeping in the basement on a mattress on the floor, with the dogs.
You're putting me to sleep (yawn)
Hey, it was Pi Day (3.14) and I had no pie; give me a break.
Tell that to the starving kids in Haiti.
Some people in Haiti are eating...
Shut up and good night!

Posted by: JM in Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at March 15, 2024 02:18 AM (Z1ToQ)

322 The best place for bad ideas is the dustbin of history, only remembered as a terrible idea.

Marxism is one of those bad ideas that SHOULD have been relegated to the dustbin of history, but those that want to control everything want it (as the controller) and the rubes want it for it's promise of unicorn farts and skittles, and kills millions when implemented.

Hard to kill bad ideas as those. The worst kind of ideas around.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 15, 2024 02:20 AM (ynpvh)

323 Night JM in Ill.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 15, 2024 02:20 AM (ynpvh)

324 G'night jim.

Posted by: JM in Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at March 15, 2024 02:22 AM (Z1ToQ)

325 jim (in Kalifornia), I am doing okay. I'll take it. Very sorry about your FIL.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at March 15, 2024 02:26 AM (Sgq8y)

326 325 jim (in Kalifornia), I am doing okay. I'll take it. Very sorry about your FIL.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at March 15, 2024 02:26 AM (Sgq8y)

That's what happens sometimes. Went to services after my FIL passed and asked for prayer for help doing my task as Trustee for my FIL's estate. Seems like quite a few minefields. Lawyer I was using to update my Trust after my wife passed is giving me some advice.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 15, 2024 02:29 AM (ynpvh)

327 I feel like that to. I just take it, do what has to be done. In the quieter times, it still hits me and I let it. Does no good to fight it.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 15, 2024 02:34 AM (ynpvh)

328 Teachers especially don’t deserve a raise if they aren’t teaching the difference between a federal and a unitary government. Among other things.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at March 15, 2024 02:35 AM (Y5TFi)

329 328 Teachers especially don’t deserve a raise if they aren’t teaching the difference between a federal and a unitary government. Among other things.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at March 15, 2024 02:35 AM (Y5TFi)

"But I'm a math teacher!"--some math teacher

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 15, 2024 02:36 AM (ynpvh)

330 Night, Horde, I grow sleepy.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at March 15, 2024 02:37 AM (Sgq8y)

331 “Back in the 1980s, Labour stopped being the voice of the working class and instead started to speak on behalf of the lower orders.“

This is your daily reminder that rich people do not work, ever, and for this reason they need to be brutally, violently killed.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at March 15, 2024 02:38 AM (Y5TFi)

332 328 Teachers especially don’t deserve a raise if they aren’t teaching the difference between a federal and a unitary government. Among other things.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at March 15, 2024 02:35 AM (Y5TFi)

Gov't is a necessary evil. As it IS evil, it needs to be kept small and under control at all times, or it will get out of hand and bite you or worse. The mask the current Gov't has worn for a while is that of Uncle Sugar to the voting masses, with the voting masses dumbed down enough to not understand that Gov't is an evil.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 15, 2024 02:38 AM (ynpvh)

333 Night Debs. Sleep well.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 15, 2024 02:38 AM (ynpvh)

334 331 “Back in the 1980s, Labour stopped being the voice of the working class and instead started to speak on behalf of the lower orders.“

This is your daily reminder that rich people do not work, ever, and for this reason they need to be brutally, violently killed.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at March 15, 2024 02:38 AM (Y5TFi)

Kill the Golden Goose, and she doesn't lay eggs anymore.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 15, 2024 02:39 AM (ynpvh)

335 On March 14, 1879, Albert Einstein was born.

Hence it is a perfect day to play “Portrait (He Knew)” by Kansas.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at March 15, 2024 02:39 AM (Y5TFi)

336 Oh, one more thing:

More than you can fathom, the education system has TOO MUCH MONEY and it CAN do with LESS.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at March 15, 2024 02:41 AM (Y5TFi)

337 Kill the Golden Goose, and she doesn't lay eggs anymore.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 15, 2024 02:39 AM (ynpvh)

Tool.

Posted by: Marxists at March 15, 2024 02:42 AM (Y5TFi)

338 Gov't is a necessary evil. As it IS evil, it needs to be kept small and under control at all times, or it will get out of hand and bite you or worse. The mask the current Gov't has worn for a while is that of Uncle Sugar to the voting masses, with the voting masses dumbed down enough to not understand that Gov't is an evil.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 15, 2024 02:38 AM (ynpvh)

Yep.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at March 15, 2024 02:43 AM (Y5TFi)

339 336 Oh, one more thing:

More than you can fathom, the education system has TOO MUCH MONEY and it CAN do with LESS.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at March 15, 2024 02:41 AM (Y5TFi)

Back in the 90's, there was a comparison made between the current school system budget vs having Community College profs teach classes in rented buildings with gyms, having books with gold leaf, reducing the class size, and sending kids on a trip to Europe as seniors; it cost the same. Punchline: This is what you're paying for, why aren't you getting it?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 15, 2024 02:44 AM (ynpvh)

340 338 Gov't is a necessary evil. As it IS evil, it needs to be kept small and under control at all times, or it will get out of hand and bite you or worse. The mask the current Gov't has worn for a while is that of Uncle Sugar to the voting masses, with the voting masses dumbed down enough to not understand that Gov't is an evil.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 15, 2024 02:38 AM (ynpvh)

Yep.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at March 15, 2024 02:43 AM (Y5TFi)

The educational system controlled by Gov't is part of that dumbing-down process. Control the money, control the process.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 15, 2024 02:45 AM (ynpvh)

341 and it's time that I be off to bed. Night all.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 15, 2024 02:51 AM (ynpvh)

342 Marx was a correspondent for Horace Greeley's New York Tribune.
Posted by: Kindltot'

Marx and Engels' analyses of the ACW are collected into a book, and are well worth reading. I'm being completely serious: they're insightful, militarily sound, and historically valuable.

Easily available, 'The Civil War in the United States', edit, Robert Zimmerman, or online at Marxists.org.

Posted by: LenNeal at March 15, 2024 02:56 AM (9yXr+)

343 He didn’t care that I was a Malcolm X scholar. He told me to shut up, and then slapped me in the face.'

"TAKE ME, MANDINGO!"

Posted by: Crazy White Bitch In Haiti at March 15, 2024 03:00 AM (9yXr+)

344 Morning, insomaniacals! 'Tis Friday, the consummation devoutly to be wished. Up earlier than I planned, but that's okay, I can catch up tonight and this weekend.

Why do people need a phone app like this "Rocket" to tell them hw many subscriptions they have? Don't they keep track of that when paying their bills each month? Maybe it's that they have so many little niggling things, this streaming service and that one. It just seems astonishing to me.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 15, 2024 03:20 AM (omVj0)

345 Why do people need a phone app like this "Rocket" to tell them how many subscriptions they have?'

When signing up for subscriptions there are toggles for automatic payment, usually as a requirement to get a period of 'free trial'. You then have to remember to cancel the sub after the trial period, manually. If people sign up for subscriptions and hit the toggle, it's actually easy to forget what you've subscribed to. I once forgot I had Amazon Prime; it's happened to me a couple of times.

Posted by: LenNeal at March 15, 2024 03:26 AM (9yXr+)

346 Disgustingly warm this am, 74 with high humidity and a moderate breeze. I hate to work out in temps that are only 5-10 degrees lower than they will be in July and August. Of course, these are better conditions than we'd have in July and August.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 15, 2024 03:26 AM (omVj0)

347 Mornin' Wolfus!

People put stuff on autopay, and lose track.

Similar to t*x withholding. Doesn't hurt if they don't notice, right? Can get away with a lot when people aren't paying attention.

Posted by: JQ at March 15, 2024 03:29 AM (njWTi)

348 The comment sections for websites sometimes contain the stupidest people on the planet ( NO; I don't mean here .) this website, " Christian Post" has a review of what sounds like an excellent film about an Englishman who saved Jewish children before WWII. Some fools in the comment section remarks, "There was n er a holocaust.":

https://tinyurl.com/yc2kwe8d

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 15, 2024 03:32 AM (Ki//m)

349 I guess that's why I don't subscribe to anything and don't do autopay for anything. If I'm going to subscribe to something I want to be on top of it.

Trying to remember the last time I did subscribe to anything other than cable (gone now), Internet, a couple of credit cards, and the unavoidable evil, power bills. Even a magazine -- Analog SF magazine, maybe, in the '70s? Not sure.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 15, 2024 03:35 AM (omVj0)

350 People put stuff on autopay, and lose track.
Similar to t*x withholding. Doesn't hurt if they don't notice, right? Can get away with a lot when people aren't paying attention.
Posted by: JQ'

Exactly, and it's especially easy like I said, if you have to hit the autopay toggle to get a free trial, and then forget you hit the toggle until you look at your bank statement and say, "What's this charge?" three months or whatever later.

Posted by: LenNeal at March 15, 2024 03:36 AM (9yXr+)

351 Though when I was ten, I did talk my mother into subscribing for me to DC's Batman and Jimmy Olsen comics. Darn, it was exciting to have the new issue of each show up in the mailbox each month for a year, instead of having to hunt for it at the newsstand or drugstore.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 15, 2024 03:39 AM (omVj0)

352 LenNeal, I know all too well--

Hubby purchases all kinds of shows on Roku and Prime Video. I don't always get the free trials stopped in time! It's okay. Let him spend it. I use a prepaid card, dedicated to his tv/video stuff, so when it's gone, it's gone & I'll reload the card.

Posted by: JQ at March 15, 2024 03:43 AM (njWTi)

353 Ugh, bedtime.

G'night, all. Happy Friday!

Posted by: JQ at March 15, 2024 03:48 AM (njWTi)

354 Anyway! The Killer Kittens From Outer Space got revved up for some reason last night. During the cold spell in January, I discovered that my living room window is warped; you can see daylight at the bottom left corner, and cold air sprays in (and no doubt, A/C will leak out in hot weather). I folded a couple of towels and put them there to block the leak.

Last night Stirling discovered that pulling the towel away allows him to paw at the gap, no idea why, and I had to chase him off repeatedly. Then he and Dagny were galloping around after dinner. At one point I was standing looking at the TV. He reared up and *punched* my legs with his front paws the way a dog will, to get you to play. So I did.

I stuffed some insulation tape in the window gap, but they'll pull that loose too. The towel is easy enough to replace, though.

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