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Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (3/27/24)

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

"The Prisoner Review Board must be able to operate independently as they review enormously difficult cases, but I believe LeAnn Miller has made the correct decision in stepping down from her role." Illinois Governor JB Pritzker (D)


Quote II

“I can’t charge $20 for Happy Meals. I’m leaving no stones unturned,”
McDonald's franchise owner, Scott Rodrick
It is difficult for a business man to soar like an eagle when the ill informed anchors one down needlessly.


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A couple of views on Israel........


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Israel Has Created a New Standard for Urban Warfare. Why Will No One Admit It?

The Israel Defense Forces conducted an operation at al-Shifa hospital in the Gaza Strip to root out Hamas terrorists recently, once again taking unique precautions as it entered the facility to protect the innocent; Israeli media reported that doctors accompanied the forces to help Palestinian patients if needed. They were also reported to be carrying food, water and medical supplies for the civilians inside.

None of this meant anything to Israel's critics, of course, who immediately pounced. The critics, as usual, didn't call out Hamas for using protected facilities like hospitals for its military activity. Nor did they mention the efforts of the IDF to minimize civilian casualties


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It isn't being a parent. And practicing medicine is just that. Practice. Practice. And practice some more.

A mum is warning parents to throw out any electrical items that have button batteries after her baby swallowed one and was rushed to hospital.

Kiara West, 24, first noticed a problem when her nine-month-old daughter Rosantina West began wheezing on the morning of February 14.

Kiara’s husband Daniel West, 22, rushed Rosantina to the local ER where doctors sent her home with a nebuliser, suggesting she had RSV, a respiratory virus much like the common cold.

However, two days later Rosantina’s wheezing got worse, so the mum-of-two took her to Children’s Minnesota Hospital where an x-ray revealed a button battery was lodged in her oesophagus.


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Did. Not. See. This. Coming. No, not at all. And it is not on my 2024 Bingo card.


A leading witness in the 2019 impeachment inquiry of then-President Donald Trump registered as a foreign agent representing Ukraine and the European Union (E.U.) on Thursday.

Gordon Sondland served as the U.S. Ambassador to the European Union from 2018 to 2020 and testified against Trump before the House of Representatives Select Committee on Intelligence in 2019, claiming that Trump sought to withhold foreign military aid to Ukraine unless it launched an investigation into then-former Vice President Joe Biden regarding his son’s business dealings in the country; Biden was running against Trump for the presidency at the time of the impeachment hearing. Sondland filed a registration statement with the U.S. Department of Justice, declaring himself a foreign agent of Ukraine and the E.U. in order to legally represent their interests in the country, according to a document obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation.


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May the Good Lord have mercy on us if the Karens of the world take over.

A new draft animal protection law has suggested breeds with certain problems, including spinal injuries, could be banned.

Sausage dogs are known to struggle with back problems and can also easily become overweight.

The proposed move has been met with resistance in Germany, with the German Kennel Club (VDH) launching a petition to save the breed.

The VDH has argued that the law would be too open for interpretation when determining genetic defects.


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So a hard working UPS driver meets a Rachel Corrie wannabe and Genius Award Winner.

A viral TikTok that was initially uploaded by user @Choriz93 is making the round of several other popular pages and it's not difficult to see why: it features a woman crawling underneath a UPS truck as a means of protesting the way her packages were being delivered.

She's damn lucky her household full of cats weren't orphaned by her award winning stunt. And lucky the driver is a nicer guy than I am.


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Which one is Butch and which one is Fem. Or in this case, "It is good to be King and/or Queen depending on the day and hour I am asked."

The wife of Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek announced that she is in recovery from alcoholism and lives with mental illness.

The statement from Aimee Kotek Wilson comes amid a staff shakeup in the governor’s office and accusations of nepotism as Wilson’s role in the Democrat’s administration has come under scrutiny and criticism.

The statement comes on the heels of questions to the governor about her wife’s elevated role in the administration as well as a security detail.

OregonLive reported:

The governor has brought on a state-funded adviser to explore the possibility of forming an Office of the First Spouse and announced this week that she had ordered the Oregon State Police to provide her wife with a security detail while attending events on her behalf. The state-funded adviser, Meliah Masiba, will be paid $72,000 during the six-month rotation, the same rate that she has earned at the Department of Administrative Services. The governor’s office did not say how much the upgraded security protection will cost, but said the money would come out of the governor’s existing budget.

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1 Hello sir.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 27, 2024 09:56 PM (RUMEY)

2 Yeet!

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 27, 2024 09:57 PM (Cxf2D)

3 Oh no!!!! All those guns. Lost. (sniff)

Posted by: OrangeEnt at March 27, 2024 09:57 PM (0eaVi)

4 Curses!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana - again! ~ at March 27, 2024 09:58 PM (hOUT3)

5 Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Good Efforts.

I don't get it.

Posted by: Ariana Grande at March 27, 2024 09:58 PM (DgGvY)

6 Walk the plankton

Posted by: Ciampino - from frying pan into superheated steam at March 27, 2024 09:58 PM (qfLjt)

7 The wife of Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek announced that she [...] lives with mental illness.

Then why'd you marry her?

Posted by: mikeski at March 27, 2024 09:59 PM (DgGvY)

8 Spelling is rayciss!

So is math.

And physics.

And manual labor.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 27, 2024 09:59 PM (RUMEY)

9 Yo Ho Hoe

Posted by: Braenyard at March 27, 2024 10:00 PM (btjTs)

10 10

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at March 27, 2024 10:00 PM (JMAcK)

11 9 Yo Ho Hoe
Posted by: Braenyard at March 27, 2024 10:00 PM (btjTs

And a bottle of brass monkey.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 27, 2024 10:01 PM (RUMEY)

12 The wife of Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek announced that she is in recovery from alcoholism and lives with mental illness.

Well, we sorta knew you were mentally ill already....

Posted by: OrangeEnt at March 27, 2024 10:01 PM (0eaVi)

13 Just wandered in after looking up at the clear dark skies and saw a long Starlink satellite flare chain.

Just an awe inspiring reminder of how much spying and tech is flying overhead at any given time.

Posted by: Unknown Drip Under Pressure at March 27, 2024 10:02 PM (TfEvu)

14 7 The wife of Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek announced that she [...] lives with mental illness.

Then why'd you marry her?

Posted by: mikeski
--------------------

Maybe she's living with another man.
Maybe he's talking about himself.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 27, 2024 10:02 PM (btjTs)

15 Before all The Neil young hate

Yes he's a douche.

He's a helluva songwriter. He's written some of the most beautiful love songs ever. And he's an incredibly talented guitar player.

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 27, 2024 10:02 PM (Cxf2D)

16 Evening.

Ace posted a lot of bad news out of Chicago and that's where I'm headed.

I'm...I'm a-skeered, yall.

Posted by: Robert at March 27, 2024 10:02 PM (dxuJc)

17 I'd listen to Neil Young every day over Rush.

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 27, 2024 10:03 PM (Cxf2D)

18 Anyone giving odds the Francis Scott Key bridge will be renamed?

(He was a slave owner, you know)

Posted by: OrangeEnt at March 27, 2024 10:03 PM (0eaVi)

19 Black Lives MatterFuck it.

Posted by: The Left, on the murder of Jayden Perkins at March 27, 2024 10:04 PM (dxuJc)

20 18 Anyone giving odds the Francis Scott Key bridge will be renamed?

(He was a slave owner, you know)
Posted by: OrangeEnt at March 27, 2024 10:03 PM (0eaVi)


When finally open again for traffic in 2034, it will be named the MLK Memorial Bridge

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana - again! ~ at March 27, 2024 10:04 PM (hOUT3)

21 Anyone giving odds the Francis Scott Key bridge will be renamed?

(He was a slave owner, you know)
Posted by: OrangeEnt at March 27, 2024 10:03 PM (0eaVi)

192.67% +- 0.0000000035%

Posted by: Robert at March 27, 2024 10:05 PM (dxuJc)

22 >>>A new draft animal protection law has suggested breeds with certain problems, including spinal injuries, could be banned.
Sausage dogs ...


Sausage dogs? What do they pull, plows for ants?

Posted by: PFC Obvious at March 27, 2024 10:05 PM (HE1sN)

23 He's a helluva songwriter. He's written some of the most beautiful love songs ever. And he's an incredibly talented guitar player.
Posted by: nurse ratched

"down by the river...
I shot my bay-bee..."

Yep. Bet they played that one at Gov. Kotek's wedding reception.

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at March 27, 2024 10:06 PM (CFtGR)

24 Prominent LBGTQ activist with degrees from Harvard, Yale and Princeton arrested for child porn.

Roy 'Trey' Farmer, 53, was arrested at his home opposite the gates of Princeton

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 27, 2024 10:06 PM (RUMEY)

25 Neil Young suxxx

Posted by: Pug Mahon, My Two Cents at March 27, 2024 10:07 PM (MvA9C)

26 Keep those complaints moving along.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 09:55 PM

In other words: Keep 'er movin.

Posted by: pookysgirl sez tell your folks I said hi at March 27, 2024 10:08 PM (dtlDP)

27 I see no little man in the rowboat.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 27, 2024 10:08 PM (WXNFJ)

28 A new draft animal protection law has suggested breeds with certain problems, including spinal injuries, could be banned.

~~~~~

The VDH has argued that the law would be too open for interpretation when determining genetic defects.


The people who proposed this law have genetic defects. Let's ban them, for the sake of humanity and fur balls.

Posted by: RickZ at March 27, 2024 10:08 PM (emlEe)

29 It is difficult for a business man to soar like an eagle when the ill informed anchors one down needlessly.

It is difficult for a business man to soar like an eagle when the turkeys regulate him needlessly.

Posted by: GWB at March 27, 2024 10:08 PM (69JzL)

30 The proposed move has been met with resistance in Germany, with the German Kennel Club (VDH) launching a petition to save the breed.
=
I prefer our VDH.

He likes cruelty.

Posted by: Methos at March 27, 2024 10:08 PM (Dnobf)

31 When finally open again for traffic in 2034, it will be named the MLK Memorial Bridge
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana - again! ~ at March 27, 2024 10:04 PM (hOUT3)

George Floyd Memorial.

Posted by: GWB at March 27, 2024 10:08 PM (69JzL)

32 26 Keep those complaints moving along.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 09:55 PM

In other words: Keep 'er movin.
Posted by: pookysgirl sez tell your folks I said hi at March 27, 2024 10:08 PM (dtlDP)

Ya dare eh.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at March 27, 2024 10:09 PM (QXQ4l)

33 The wife of Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek announced that she is in recovery from alcoholism and lives with mental illness.

Well, we sorta knew you were mentally ill already....
Posted by: OrangeEnt

Completely true if they live or have lived in Portland, not sure about the rest of the State.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at March 27, 2024 10:10 PM (gi1j+)

34 Thanks for the ONT MisHum!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at March 27, 2024 10:10 PM (gi1j+)

35 The wife of Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek announced that she [...] lives with mental illness.

Then why'd you marry her?
Posted by: mikeski at March 27, 2024 09:59 PM (DgGvY)

The simple fact of them being a same-sex "married" couple is proof positive of mental illness. Their being Democrats clinches it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 27, 2024 10:10 PM (tkR6S)

36 George Floyd Memorial.
Posted by: GWB at March 27, 2024 10:08 PM (69JzL

Catchy. Nice ring to it.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 27, 2024 10:10 PM (RUMEY)

37 31 When finally open again for traffic in 2034, it will be named the MLK Memorial Bridge
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana - again! ~ at March 27, 2024 10:04 PM (hOUT3)

George Floyd Memorial.
Posted by: GWB at March 27, 2024 10:08 PM (69JzL)

Who was the perp who was a pinball in the Baltimore PD Van? Freddie Gray or something like that? He's a hometown Saint.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at March 27, 2024 10:10 PM (QXQ4l)

38 I dated a girl who could pick up a pastry with her tongue.

Posted by: Eromero at March 27, 2024 10:10 PM (NxC5+)

39 Grossed out by the Good Effort.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at March 27, 2024 10:11 PM (gi1j+)

40 Too bad the bridge in Ballimer will not be done by men with slide rules and crew cuts.

This will be a multi billion dollar boondoggle that drags on for a decade.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, My Two Cents at March 27, 2024 10:11 PM (MvA9C)

41 Mark Dice sure does love to dance around saying, "Shut that little kike up!"

Candace Owens got fired for being a loon.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 27, 2024 10:12 PM (gSZYf)

42 A mum is warning parents to throw out any electrical items that have button batteries after her baby swallowed one and was rushed to hospital.

Sure, because it's the fault of the electrical items, and not the parent(s) who left the batteries about or failed to secure the battery compartments. (And, maybe their electric items are pieces of crap from China that don't adequately protect the battery compartment. But throwing them all out? Oy vey.)

Posted by: GWB at March 27, 2024 10:12 PM (69JzL)

43 The media is the enemy of the people.

Posted by: Montec at March 27, 2024 10:12 PM (hxe/1)

44 Egad! I'm back there reading comments on the (checks post) "Thick Suqi" thread, haven't even got to the Café, and it's Overnightie time already. So many words, so few minutes in the day.

Howdy, y'all.

Hi, MisHum. Hope you enjoyed your day off last night.

Posted by: mindful webworker - interested if not interesting at March 27, 2024 10:12 PM (6c/I7)

45 I'd listen to Neil Young every day over Rush.
Posted by: nurse ratched at March 27, 2024 10:03 PM (Cxf2D)


And yet I still love ya!

Posted by: Doof at March 27, 2024 10:13 PM (eNASR)

46 Prominent LBGTQ activist with degrees from Harvard, Yale and Princeton arrested for child porn.

Roy 'Trey' Farmer, 53, was arrested at his home opposite the gates of Princeton

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 27, 2024 10:06 PM (RUMEY)


Oh, wow! Didn't see that one coming!

Posted by: Nobody, ever. at March 27, 2024 10:13 PM (tkR6S)

47 Nice ONT, Mis Hum. Thanks again!

Posted by: LRob in OK at March 27, 2024 10:13 PM (TSQkU)

48 Neil Young, Johnny Winter, early Elton and Mick Ronson. Very wonderful selection, I must say!

Posted by: Well Pleased at March 27, 2024 10:13 PM (V5BDR)

49 Just an awe inspiring reminder of how much spying and tech is flying overhead at any given time.

Posted by: Unknown Drip Under Pressure at March 27, 2024 10:02 PM (TfEvu)

And despite our surveillance state, they can't find murderers...

Posted by: pookysgirl mourns the loss of the 4A at March 27, 2024 10:14 PM (dtlDP)

50 The “wife” of a hard left Oregon politician is mentally ill? Socked, I am.

Posted by: Montec at March 27, 2024 10:14 PM (hxe/1)

51 Prominent LBGTQ activist with degrees from Harvard, Yale and Princeton arrested for child porn.

Roy 'Trey' Farmer, 53, was arrested at his home opposite the gates of Princeton

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 27, 2024 10:06 PM (RUMEY)

But did the police use the right pronouns when making the arrest? That’s the most important thing.

Posted by: Montec at March 27, 2024 10:15 PM (hxe/1)

52 B'more looking at Boston's Big Dig, thinking, "Hold my beer..."

Posted by: davidt at March 27, 2024 10:15 PM (SYTee)

53 What kind of ice men are you? Show me your tongs!

Posted by: Julius Marx at March 27, 2024 10:15 PM (V5BDR)

54 Who was the perp who was a pinball in the Baltimore PD Van? Freddie Gray or something like that? He's a hometown Saint.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at March 27, 2024 10:10 PM (QXQ4l)


Perfect!
Nothing like hometown association!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana - again! ~ at March 27, 2024 10:16 PM (hOUT3)

55 Sure, because it's the fault of the electrical items, and not the parent(s) who left the batteries about or failed to secure the battery compartments. (And, maybe their electric items are pieces of crap from China that don't adequately protect the battery compartment. But throwing them all out? Oy vey.)
Posted by: GWB at March 27, 2024 10:12 PM (69JzL)

One of the battery manufacturers is touting their line of button cells that have a coating of bitter-tasting stuff, supposedly to deter kids mouthing them.

Posted by: Nobody, ever. at March 27, 2024 10:16 PM (tkR6S)

56 because it's the fault of the electrical items, and not the parent(s) who left the batteries about or failed to secure the battery compartments. (And, maybe their electric items are pieces of crap from China that don't adequately protect the battery compartment. But throwing them all out? Oy vey.)
Posted by: GWB at March 27, 2024 10:12 PM (69JzL)

In a world where Toyota is to blame for yuutes stealing Toyotas, yes the electrical items are to blame here.

Posted by: Montec at March 27, 2024 10:16 PM (hxe/1)

57 Ya dare eh.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at March 27, 2024 10:09 PM (QXQ4l)

I actually knew what that meant! I've been corrupted by Cheeseheads!!!

Posted by: pookysgirl, Hawkeye for life at March 27, 2024 10:16 PM (dtlDP)

58


"The Prisoner Review Board must be able to operate independently as they review enormously difficult cases, but I believe LeAnn Miller has made the correct decision in stepping down from her role." Illinois Governor JB Pritzker (D)

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"I'm a bloated pervert," he continued.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at March 27, 2024 10:17 PM (d4X7t)

59 Cost to build the bridge: $450M
Total cost when all the graft is included: $12B

Posted by: Montec at March 27, 2024 10:18 PM (hxe/1)

60 I made it 2 minutes into that Neil Young song. Wow that was painful.

Posted by: Doof at March 27, 2024 10:18 PM (eNASR)

61 Good evening horde. Thanks for the content MisHum.

Posted by: TRex at March 27, 2024 10:18 PM (IQ6Gq)

62 Off, sock.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 27, 2024 10:18 PM (tkR6S)

63 B'more looking at Boston's Big Dig, thinking, "Hold my beer..."
Posted by: davidt

The place is broke and a dump
Losing the income from the port is not going to help it, if they don't get the bridge out of the way to open the port the city is going to die due to Didn't Earn It overload.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at March 27, 2024 10:18 PM (gi1j+)

64
Too bad the bridge in Ballimer will not be done by men with slide rules and crew cuts.

Wearing glasses, short sleeve white shirts and smoking cigarettes.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 27, 2024 10:18 PM (63Dwl)

65 Posted by: mindful webworker - interested if not interesting at March 27, 2024 10:12 PM (6c/I7)

I did, thank you.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at March 27, 2024 10:18 PM (QXQ4l)

66 Sorry I'm late, I had to collimate my sextant.

Posted by: tankdemon at March 27, 2024 10:18 PM (JX8Ww)

67 Does Ariana Grande run the bakery from that picture?

Posted by: 18-1 at March 27, 2024 10:18 PM (ibTVg)

68 ‘Hey, hey, Freddy. Why didnt you sit still in the van?’

Posted by: Eromero at March 27, 2024 10:19 PM (NxC5+)

69 If they name the bridge after Freddie Gray, they'll have an excuse not to fix the potholes. Part of the OFG experience.

Posted by: Rough Rider at March 27, 2024 10:19 PM (V5BDR)

70 I am off to bed, though the Greek salad I ate is making my stomach make some very interesting gurgles.

Glad I could share. Night y’all!

Ps. Thanks MisHum. Lovely picture, cool music!

Posted by: Piper at March 27, 2024 10:19 PM (ZdaMQ)

71 I made it 2 minutes into that Neil Young song. Wow that was painful.
Posted by: Doof

Thank you for taking one for the horde.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at March 27, 2024 10:19 PM (gi1j+)

72 Too bad the bridge in Ballimer will not be done by men with slide rules and crew cuts.

Wearing glasses, short sleeve white shirts and smoking cigarettes.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.

What do they know!? I have it on good authority that the Gemini and Apollo programs' successes were totally dependent on one stunning and brave woman.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 27, 2024 10:20 PM (WXNFJ)

73 38 I dated a girl who could pick up a pastry with her tongue.

Posted by: Eromero at March 27, 2024 10:10 PM (NxC5+)
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Phew!
For a moment there I thought you were going to say .....

Posted by: Ciampino - coca-cola bottles were great at March 27, 2024 10:20 PM (qfLjt)

74 Good evening, Horde, and thanks Mis Hum for the girthy ONT.

The Karens already took over the world during the Kung Flu Overreaction. They were in grocery stores demanding shoppers follow the arrows, in airports demanding masks be pulled up over everyone's noses, and in their car, driving solo, rocking a KN-95, gloves, and probably a face shield.

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at March 27, 2024 10:20 PM (v23vE)

75 Sure, because it's the fault of the electrical items, and not the parent(s) who left the batteries about or failed to secure the battery compartments. (And, maybe their electric items are pieces of crap from China that don't adequately protect the battery compartment. But throwing them all out? Oy vey.)
Posted by: GWB


Those silver M&Ms are super-extra-rare, though!

Posted by: a Tide Pod Challenge survivor at March 27, 2024 10:20 PM (DgGvY)

76 60 I made it 2 minutes into that Neil Young song. Wow that was painful.
Posted by: Doof at March 27, 2024 10:18 PM (eNASR)

***SNORT***

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at March 27, 2024 10:21 PM (QXQ4l)

77 I dated a girl who could pick up a pastry with her tongue.

Posted by: Eromero

Phew!
For a moment there I thought you were going to say .....
Posted by: Ciampino

Open a long-necked beer bottle without using her hands?




What?

Posted by: Tonypete at March 27, 2024 10:21 PM (WXNFJ)

78 Sorry I'm late, I had to collimate my sextant.
Posted by: tankdemon at March 27, 2024 10:18 PM (JX8Ww)

Oooooh!

Posted by: Nancy Mace at March 27, 2024 10:21 PM (0eaVi)

79 Phew!
For a moment there I thought you were going to say .....
Posted by: Ciampino - coca-cola bottles were great at March 27, 2024 10:20 PM (qfLjt)

Anyone up for a game of ping pong?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 27, 2024 10:22 PM (RUMEY)

80 Dikey tennis shoes were recently re led as the tongues were too short.

Posted by: Cicero KABOOM! KID at March 27, 2024 10:22 PM (hirWM)

81 When I was a kid, we swallowed leaky C and D cells to no ill effect. And shoved a lantern battery up my poop shoot.

Posted by: Stray Voltage at March 27, 2024 10:22 PM (V5BDR)

82 "The Israel Defense Forces conducted an operation at al-Shifa hospital in the Gaza Strip to root out Hamas terrorists recently, once again taking unique precautions as it entered the facility to protect the innocent; Israeli media reported that doctors accompanied the forces to help Palestinian patients if needed. They were also reported to be carrying food, water and medical supplies for the civilians inside.

"None of this meant anything to Israel's critics, of course, who immediately pounced. The critics, as usual, didn't call out Hamas for using protected facilities like hospitals for its military activity. Nor did they mention the efforts of the IDF to minimize civilian casualties"


No one should be surprised that the Leftists are screaming for Israel to stand-down its operations to eradicate Hamas. They're the same Leftists who want to crucify every private citizen who fights back against a thug.

Posted by: Gref at March 27, 2024 10:22 PM (5fDan)

83 17 I'd listen to Neil Young every day over Rush.
Posted by: nurse ratched at March 27, 2024 10:03 PM (Cxf2D)

Pretty low bar there nurse …

Posted by: browndog howls to Harvest at March 27, 2024 10:23 PM (TTAGa)

84 opposite the gates of Princeton

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 27, 2024 10:06 PM (RUMEY)

First time I was ever thrown out of a bar!

Just opposite the gates of Princeton!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 27, 2024 10:23 PM (gSZYf)

85 35

The simple fact of them being a same-sex "married" couple is proof positive of mental illness. Their being Democrats clinches it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 27, 2024 10:10 PM (tkR6S)
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Agree although I would have turned that around to
democrat = mental illness; married lesbians = clincher

Posted by: Ciampino - and we pay for that shit at March 27, 2024 10:23 PM (qfLjt)

86 I'll go against the grain and opine that the Key Bridge will retain its name. It's no Brooklyn Bridge or Golden Gate Bridge, but around here it's an icon. The whole bridge isn't gone - just the main span. The over-water approach roads on each side are fully intact. The truss section will be replaced. It will keep the name.

Posted by: Doof at March 27, 2024 10:23 PM (eNASR)

87 Then why'd you marry her?
Posted by: mikeski at March 27, 2024 09:59 PM (DgGvY)

The simple fact of them being a same-sex "married" couple is proof positive of mental illness. Their being Democrats clinches it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
---------------------------------

Wait a minute. The article said that she had mental illness, now she's a he? They are all crazy including the writer referring to him as a female. They need to get their heads screwed on straight.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 27, 2024 10:23 PM (btjTs)

88 A new draft animal protection law has suggested breeds with certain problems, including spinal injuries, could be banned.
----
How was making them extinct protecting them???

Posted by: lin-duh at March 27, 2024 10:23 PM (PZo5T)

89 Phew!
For a moment there I thought you were going to say .....
Posted by: Ciampino - coca-cola bottles were great at March 27, 2024 10:20 PM (qfLjt)

-----
Anyone up for a game of ping pong?
Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 27, 2024 10:22 PM (RUMEY)


What about a little Wang Dang Doodle?

Posted by: RickZ at March 27, 2024 10:24 PM (emlEe)

90 Good evening morons and thank you mh

The wife of Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek announced that she is in recovery from alcoholism and lives with mental illness.
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What a freakshow.

And I know freakshows.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 27, 2024 10:24 PM (RIvkX)

91 Joe Biden claimed he rode the train (which didn't exist) over the Baltimore bridge. If you think it will be expensive now, just wait until the city adds a light rail line to the design of the bridge.

I rate the chance of work being started on the bridge before the Burning Times come to be approximately zero.

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at March 27, 2024 10:25 PM (CFtGR)

92 I made it 2 minutes into that Neil Young song. Wow that was painful.
Posted by: Doof at March 27, 2024 10:18 PM (eNASR)

***SNORT***
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at March 27, 2024 10:21 PM (QXQ4l)

Hee hee. It was a solo organ performance. Ain't that the usual way?

Comments turned off. Prolly 'cause the didn't want to see all the "you're an asshole" comments.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at March 27, 2024 10:25 PM (0eaVi)

93 Candace Owens got fired for being a loon.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 27, 2024 10:12 PM (gSZYf)

I was guessing the other night that, given her public persona, she is probably a nightmare to work with. Oh well, she doesn't really need to work as long as she stays married to that husband.

Posted by: pookysgirl just keeps things running at March 27, 2024 10:25 PM (dtlDP)

94 Damn auto cucumber! Recalled! Dikey shoes were recalled dagnabbit

Posted by: Cicero KABOOM! KID at March 27, 2024 10:25 PM (hirWM)

95 When finally open again for traffic in 2034, it will be named the MLK Memorial Bridge
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana - again! ~ at March 27, 2024 10:04 PM (hOUT3)

George Floyd Memorial.
Posted by: GWB at March 27, 2024 10:08 PM (69JzL)

Who was the perp who was a pinball in the Baltimore PD Van? Freddie Gray or something like that? He's a hometown Saint.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at March 27, 2024 10:10 PM (QXQ4l)

Yeah, or him. Depending on whether Baltimore or national politics is stronger.

Posted by: GWB at March 27, 2024 10:25 PM (69JzL)

96 I had to solder some connectors to a power cord for my new ham radio, and I'm going to test it after dinner.

Red is negative and black is positive, right?

Just kidding, but I'm still a bit apprehensive. One power surge = $1360 up in smoke.

Posted by: PabloD at March 27, 2024 10:25 PM (xP32O)

97 I'd listen to Neil Young every day over Rush.
Posted by: nurse ratched at March 27, 2024 10:03 PM (Cxf2D)

Pretty low bar there nurse …
Posted by: browndog howls to Harvest at March 27, 2024 10:23 PM (TTAGa)


Your proclivity for the Scottish dirt-water is bad enough, but you're a Rush hater too?? Damn, if you weren't a hockey fan, we might be enemies!

Posted by: Doof at March 27, 2024 10:25 PM (eNASR)

98 >>> x-ray revealed a button battery was lodged in her oesophagus.
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Uhmm, isn't baby proofing a home common knowledge.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 27, 2024 10:25 PM (btjTs)

99 81 When I was a kid, we swallowed leaky C and D cells to no ill effect. And shoved a lantern battery up my poop shoot.

Posted by: Stray Voltage at March 27, 2024 10:22 PM (V5BDR)
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Energized youngsters?

Posted by: Ciampino - Begin battery & electricity puns at March 27, 2024 10:25 PM (qfLjt)

100 I dated a girl who could pick up a pastry with her tongue.
Posted by: Eromero

Phew!
For a moment there I thought you were going to say .....
Posted by: Ciampino


Don't be making fun of the Gorilla Grip, pal.

Posted by: mikeski can't remember the name to sock here at March 27, 2024 10:25 PM (DgGvY)

101 Thank you for posting the Dice video. It is what the "anti-israel" view on our side looks like. Not like supporting genocide, but big government skepticism with good old isolationism. We are eating our own sometimes.

Posted by: Kyle C****n at March 27, 2024 10:26 PM (GI7A4)

102 Big fan of Mick Ronson

Neil Young - not so much

Good ONT as usual, MisHum

Posted by: Zeera the ungoverened at March 27, 2024 10:26 PM (nE7ah)

103 What a freakshow.

And I know freakshows.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 27, 2024 10:24 PM (RIvkX)

One of those moments when the nic says it all.

Posted by: pookysgirl just keeps things running at March 27, 2024 10:26 PM (dtlDP)

104 I'll go against the grain and opine that the Key Bridge will retain its name. It's no Brooklyn Bridge or Golden Gate Bridge, but around here it's an icon. The whole bridge isn't gone - just the main span. The over-water approach roads on each side are fully intact. The truss section will be replaced. It will keep the name.
Posted by: Doof at March 27, 2024 10:23 PM (eNASR)

Krazy Glue and Lego blocks. Get 'er done in a couple weeks, tops.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 27, 2024 10:26 PM (tkR6S)

105 Anyone up for a game of ping pong?
Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 27, 2024 10:22 PM (RUMEY)

With a cigarette after?

Posted by: Maria from Angeles City at March 27, 2024 10:28 PM (0eaVi)

106 I really think the Key bridge will be renamed the Joseph Biden Memorial Amtrak Bridge, since he used it so often while on trains.

BTW, when Joe rode trains, were they passenger trains, or did he ride the rails as a hobo?

Posted by: Hour of the Wolf at March 27, 2024 10:28 PM (VNX3d)

107 Will it affect the Cologuard if they find batteries in the sample? Or blobs of mercury?

Posted by: Crazy 'Bout a Mercury at March 27, 2024 10:28 PM (V5BDR)

108 18 Anyone giving odds the Francis Scott Key bridge will be renamed?

(He was a slave owner, you know)

Posted by: OrangeEnt at March 27, 2024 10:03 PM (0eaVi)


You can safely bet every quatloo you have that the replacement bridge will not be named the Francis Scott Key Bridge.

Posted by: Gref at March 27, 2024 10:28 PM (5fDan)

109 Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek

I do feel for her, going through middle school and high school named "Kotex".

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 27, 2024 10:28 PM (0Htd1)

110 A new draft animal protection law has suggested breeds with certain problems, including spinal injuries, could be banned.
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How was making them extinct protecting them???
Posted by: lin-duh


* looks down *

Someone's gonna have to fill the pothole left by that mic drop.

Posted by: mikeski at March 27, 2024 10:28 PM (DgGvY)

111 Your proclivity for the Scottish dirt-water is bad enough, but you're a Rush hater too?? Damn, if you weren't a hockey fan, we might be enemies!
Posted by: Doof at March 27, 2024 10:25 PM (eNASR)

You’re brother enough that I can be honest witcha … 🫡

Posted by: browndog howls to Harvest at March 27, 2024 10:28 PM (TTAGa)

112 102 Big fan of Mick Ronson

Neil Young - not so much

Good ONT as usual, MisHum
Posted by: Zeera the ungoverened at March 27, 2024 10:26 PM (nE7ah)

Good to know I hit the Good plateau. Thanks.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at March 27, 2024 10:29 PM (QXQ4l)

113 Oldie, but goodie for the replacement B'more bridge... you youngsters might not get it, but Baltimorons will.
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Dontay Carter

Pepperidge Farm remembers....

Posted by: Martini Farmer at March 27, 2024 10:30 PM (Q4IgG)

114 Princeton is boring, very boring. And cows.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 27, 2024 10:30 PM (RIvkX)

115 Dontay Carter

Pepperidge Farm remembers....
Posted by: Martini Farmer

"He came in thru the bathroom window. . . . "

Posted by: Tonypete at March 27, 2024 10:31 PM (WXNFJ)

116 Uhmm, isn't baby proofing a home common knowledge.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 27, 2024 10:25 PM (btjTs)

Watch it! You're spilling secret "White Knowledge" there!

Posted by: OrangeEnt at March 27, 2024 10:32 PM (0eaVi)

117 >>>> A leading witness in the 2019 impeachment inquiry of then-President Donald Trump registered as a foreign agent representing Ukraine and the European Union (E.U.) on Thursday.
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To High Heaven, I'm sure this headlined all the main network news.
Fox probably did an essay on it.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 27, 2024 10:32 PM (btjTs)

118 Thanks for the girthy ONT, Mis Hum!

Moody photo up top. Me likey.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at March 27, 2024 10:32 PM (U3L4U)

119 You can safely bet every quatloo you have that the replacement bridge will not be named the Francis Scott Key Bridge.
Posted by: Gref at March 27, 2024 10:28 PM (5fDan)


I'll take that bet.

Posted by: Doof at March 27, 2024 10:32 PM (eNASR)

120 I'll go against the grain and opine that the Key Bridge will retain its name. It's no Brooklyn Bridge or Golden Gate Bridge, but around here it's an icon. The whole bridge isn't gone - just the main span. The over-water approach roads on each side are fully intact. The truss section will be replaced. It will keep the name.
Posted by: Doof at March 27, 2024 10:23 PM (eNASR)

Krazy Glue and Lego blocks. Get 'er done in a couple weeks, tops.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 27, 2024 10:26 PM (tkR6S)

Bet it still takes longer than I did.

Posted by: Empire State Building at March 27, 2024 10:34 PM (0eaVi)

121 Just kidding, but I'm still a bit apprehensive. One power surge = $1360 up in smoke.
Posted by: PabloD at March 27, 2024 10:25 PM (xP32O)


Hang a fuse in line so it blows before the set does, maybe?

Posted by: Kindltot at March 27, 2024 10:34 PM (D7oie)

122 You’re brother enough that I can be honest witcha … 🫡
Posted by: browndog howls to Harvest at March 27, 2024 10:28 PM (TTAGa)


*simultaneous fistbump and head shake*

Posted by: Doof at March 27, 2024 10:35 PM (eNASR)

123 Highway 61 would have been better if one could understand the lyrics. Sound engineers, they're the best.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 27, 2024 10:35 PM (btjTs)

124 Betcha Evel Knievel would jump bridge gap for fundraising or something(in his younger days)

Posted by: a dude in MI at March 27, 2024 10:36 PM (+I6Y/)

125
BTW, when Joe rode trains, were they passenger trains, or did he ride the rails as a hobo?
Posted by: Hour of the Wolf


He rode the freights with Boxcar Willie.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 27, 2024 10:37 PM (63Dwl)

126 So, the new Houston Ship Channel Bridge, on Beltway 8, crossing the San Jacinto River, which in fact, along it's length, IS the Port of Houston.

Y'all remember the failed Florida Pedestrian Bridge, the one that crushed all the cars n' people? All Gurl Design n' Engineeringess Team?

Yeah. Same design firm for the aforementioned Ship Channel Bridge. It's about 75% complete. And two or three outside engineering firms, brought in to audit the ladies' design, and *ahem* engineering.

Not much love from the outside audits for the design or the engineering. Yet, the construction proceeds apace.

As do the lawsuits.

Ain't Houston FUN?


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 27, 2024 10:37 PM (e6UQI)

127 BTW, when Joe rode trains, were they passenger trains, or did he ride the rails as a hobo?
Posted by: Hour of the Wolf at March 27, 2024 10:28 PM (VNX3d)

My dad used to tell stories about riding the rails when he was a kid. Once he tried to get in a boxcar and a hand reached out to grab him. He jumped off quickly. Because he'd heard about Big Joe. Big Joe liked railing with little kids.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at March 27, 2024 10:38 PM (0eaVi)

128 There's White Privilege, then there's Johnny Winter Privilege.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 27, 2024 10:38 PM (bo7UB)

129 >>>Call a plumber, because you're about to have a water leak.

Posted by: Makes Me Want to Make Love to a Chainsaw
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You and Ackbar are cousins I see.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 27, 2024 10:38 PM (btjTs)

130 The pedestal were stood a statue of Francis Scott Key still stands EMPTY in Golden Gate Park having been torn down by the racist fascists Democrat armed militia.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 27, 2024 10:39 PM (RIvkX)

131 You can safely bet every quatloo you have that the replacement bridge will not be named the Francis Scott Key Bridge.
_________

I will put money down on it being named something, something communist, ghey, black and/or trans.

The naming process will take months. And cost half as much as the bridge. Which will collapse shortly after being named.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at March 27, 2024 10:39 PM (Q4IgG)

132 *simultaneous fistbump and head shake*
Posted by: Doof at March 27, 2024 10:35 PM (eNASR)

Sounds like family indeed.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 27, 2024 10:39 PM (XjtdB)

133
A new draft animal protection law has suggested breeds with certain problems, including spinal injuries, could be banned.
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How was making them extinct protecting them???
Posted by: lin-duh


GENOCIDE!!!!

-- another dolt incapable of understanding dictionary definitions of words

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 27, 2024 10:39 PM (xG4kz)

134 If they name the bridge after Freddie Gray, they'll have an excuse not to fix the potholes. Part of the OFG experience.
Posted by: Rough Rider at March 27, 2024 10:19 PM (V5BDR)

Cold, man. But true.

Posted by: GWB at March 27, 2024 10:39 PM (69JzL)

135 The Left.

Psychopaths. All them.

Posted by: polynikes at March 27, 2024 10:39 PM (MNhXM)

136 I'd bet that the new replacement span will be higher than the old one to clear taller ships and that will negate using much of the lower parts that remain.

Savannah has a big, active, port and even though the Talmadge Bridge is very high, the port wishes it were higher still. There's no easy way to raise the bridge or lower the river.

Posted by: Who Do You Truss? at March 27, 2024 10:39 PM (V5BDR)

137
Israel Has Created a New Standard for Urban Warfare. Why Will No One Admit It?

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Qui bono?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 27, 2024 10:40 PM (bo7UB)

138 Has anybody claimed the ship was hacked?

Posted by: davidt at March 27, 2024 10:40 PM (SYTee)

139 *simultaneous fistbump and head shake*
Posted by: Doof at March 27, 2024 10:35 PM (eNASR)

Better than a headbump and a fist shake. I guess.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at March 27, 2024 10:40 PM (0eaVi)

140 I would rename the bridge -

Don’t Hit Me Bro Bridge

Posted by: polynikes at March 27, 2024 10:40 PM (MNhXM)

141 Big Joe liked railing with little kids.
Posted by: OrangeEnt at March 27, 2024 10:38 PM (0eaVi)

One thing I like about railroads is the long, hard,straight rails. Dont you want to ride those rails, kid?

Posted by: Big Joe at March 27, 2024 10:40 PM (+I6Y/)

142 BTW, when Joe rode trains, were they passenger trains, or did he ride the rails as a hobo?
Posted by: Hour of the Wolf

He rode the freights with Boxcar Willie.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 27, 2024 10:37 PM (63Dwl)

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The damn bulls were so rough sometimes he had to bed down in the marble orchard.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 27, 2024 10:42 PM (bo7UB)

143 That bakery sign is why spelling matters, and I disliked spelling tests back in grade school.

Posted by: PaleRider at March 27, 2024 10:42 PM (wTs+0)

144 My favorite part of my workout routine is that I can skip leg day.

Yes, a 29 year old skipping down the street gets a lot of funny looks from people, but it's fun and gets the heart rate up

Posted by: tankdemon at March 27, 2024 10:43 PM (JX8Ww)

145 Neil Young>>>>Geddy Lee

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 27, 2024 10:43 PM (EcZ7+)

146
BTW, when Joe rode trains, were they passenger trains, or did he ride the rails as a hobo?
Posted by: Hour of the Wolf


My Dad said, "Champ, they love each other, and railing is as natural and beautiful a thing to a homo as breathing is to you and me."

-- another Biden origin story that is chock full of lies

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 27, 2024 10:44 PM (xG4kz)

147 A new draft animal protection law has suggested breeds with certain problems, including spinal injuries, could be banned.
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When I first read this, I thought the lefties were trying to eliminate draft animals like oxen, Clydesdales, Percherons, Belgians, and Norwegian Fjord Horses. Yaks, too.

Posted by: Equally Yoked at March 27, 2024 10:44 PM (V5BDR)

148 I would rename the bridge -

Don’t Hit Me Bro Bridge
Posted by: polynikes at March 27, 2024 10:40 PM (MNhXM)

They need to put up a sign. A sign will keep it from being hit again. Just like those "gun free zone" signs stop mass killers.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at March 27, 2024 10:44 PM (0eaVi)

149 The damn bulls were so rough sometimes he had to bed down in the marble orchard.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 27, 2024 10:42 PM (bo7UB)

Tell me more about the bulls.

Posted by: The Very Reverend David French at March 27, 2024 10:45 PM (0eaVi)

150
Bridgey McBridgeface

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 27, 2024 10:45 PM (xG4kz)

151 They need to put up a sign. A sign will keep it from being hit again. Just like those "gun free zone" signs stop mass killers.
Posted by: OrangeEnt at March 27, 2024 10:44 PM (0eaVi)

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Paint it day-glo orange too. Visibility is important.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 27, 2024 10:46 PM (bo7UB)

152 First time I was ever thrown out of a bar!

Well, ya got me there, CBD. I've never been "thrown" out of a bar; asked to leave in a forceful manner, yes - but not thrown out.

Posted by: LRob in OK at March 27, 2024 10:46 PM (TSQkU)

153 150
Bridgey McBridgeface

I am starting a petition.

Posted by: tankdemon at March 27, 2024 10:46 PM (JX8Ww)

154 Ehhh, they’ll rename the bridge after Omar Little from The Wire …

Posted by: browndog preferred Homicide:Life on the Streets at March 27, 2024 10:47 PM (TTAGa)

155 Neil Young > cat shit

Posted by: Braenyard at March 27, 2024 10:48 PM (btjTs)

156 What the IDF has done in Gaza will be studied for years by every modern military in the world. Their efforts in civilian control and protection, their unique subterranean engineering tactics, and their direct urban warfare operations will be the subjects of dozens of books and essays. Incredible.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 27, 2024 10:49 PM (W/lyH)

157 155 Neil Young > cat shit
Posted by: Braenyard at March 27, 2024 10:48 PM (btjTs)

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Southern man don't need him around anyhow.

Posted by: Lynyrd Skynyrd at March 27, 2024 10:49 PM (bo7UB)

158 Maybe they'll put some bollards around the support pylon this time.
That concrete foundation didn't budge.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 27, 2024 10:50 PM (btjTs)

159 Ehhh, they’ll rename the bridge after Omar Little from The Wire …
Posted by: browndog preferred Homicide:Life on the Streets at March 27, 2024 10:47 PM (TTAGa)


Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit
- Clay Davis

Posted by: Doof at March 27, 2024 10:50 PM (eNASR)

160 My dad used to tell stories about riding the rails when he was a kid. Once he tried to get in a boxcar and a hand reached out to grab him. He jumped off quickly. Because he'd heard about Big Joe. Big Joe liked railing with little kids.
Posted by: OrangeEnt at March 27, 2024 10:38 PM (0eaV

We did it as kids too though we never did it for more than a few miles.

What I still feel guilty about to this day is breaking off the thin wire ‘lock’ with my friend that they had on the loaded box cars. We took a 40lb sack of rice and a bulk wrapped 1lb pilsbury flour packages.

Only thing I ever stole in my life.

Posted by: polynikes at March 27, 2024 10:50 PM (MNhXM)

161 Is it my imagination, or have the threads been slow today? Usually I'm way behind, but today I have to read a bit from a kindle book or play a round of solitaire for there to be anything new to read

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 27, 2024 10:50 PM (XjtdB)

162 Prayers for safe travels to and from Chicago, Robert.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at March 27, 2024 10:50 PM (U3L4U)

163 Whatever they name the replacement bridge you can bet you ass it won't be a $4 / vehicle toll.

Probably more like $45

Bet on it.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at March 27, 2024 10:51 PM (Q4IgG)

164 Talk about disrespect, ignorance, and greed…. Philadelphia Phillies home opener is 3pm Good Friday. Wow.

Posted by: Victoria Nuland at March 27, 2024 10:51 PM (RovqD)

165 Paul Simon singing: "... Like a Bridge Under Troubled Waters, I Will Make You Drown..."


*pours bourbon.* ONT Greetings, Horde. CHEERS!


oh, and that Houston Ship Channel Bridge? One Beeeelllion Dollars. So. Far.

Just think now, if they have to tear down the Ladies' Work, and start over from scratch.

I'll be a whole new pile of cash to grift!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 27, 2024 10:51 PM (e6UQI)

166
"The Prisoner Review Board must be able to operate independently as they review enormously difficult cases, but I believe LeAnn Miller has made the correct decision in stepping down from her role." Illinois Governor JB Pritzker (D)


Politicians are assholes. I really do hate them. Do you think Gov. Priss wrote that load of BS himself or did he have some staff member do it?

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 27, 2024 10:52 PM (0Htd1)

167 Not much love from the outside audits for the design or the engineering. Yet, the construction proceeds apace.

Mansplaining at its worst.

Posted by: Engineering is a Social Contruct at March 27, 2024 10:52 PM (1MPTm)

168 Israel made the clearing much too complicated.
D-11s blade to blade on top. Seawater on the bottom.
Hello, Egypt, open the gate.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 27, 2024 10:52 PM (btjTs)

169 Neil Young>>>>Geddy Lee
Posted by: nurse ratched at March 27, 2024 10:43 PM (EcZ7+)


Vocally, that's open for debate.

As people, Geddy is a billion times better than Neil.

Posted by: Doof at March 27, 2024 10:52 PM (eNASR)

170 Love can build a bridge
That a boat will knock down

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Z28.310 at March 27, 2024 10:53 PM (dZVON)

171 To replace the Key bridge, I'd suggest two (or more, if needed) parallel ferry routes. One route, boats and docks optimized for cars and trucks up to one ton/ The other for trucks and semis over one ton. At least 2 vessels running each route. This could be set up inside of a couple of months.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 27, 2024 10:53 PM (tkR6S)

172
"...I'm a lot like you were."

"STOP RIGHT THERE, Mister Young!! I am demanding that you cease and desist, as I never was a whiny bitch! If you continue, you'll be facing the working end of a slander lawsuit in court."

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 27, 2024 10:53 PM (xG4kz)

173 Yeet!
Posted by: nurse ratched

Yoot !

Posted by: JT at March 27, 2024 10:53 PM (T4tVD)

174 Gov. Priss:
Okay people, the dumb bi**h let a thug out who slaughtered a kid. What can we say that won't piss off the feminists?

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 27, 2024 10:54 PM (0Htd1)

175 A robust and cheeky ONT chock full of great comments and I had to be late.

Posted by: Some Rat at March 27, 2024 10:54 PM (vJiyU)

176 That Houston ship channel bridge is it tall enough to accommodate the newer coming bigger and taller ships?

Posted by: Braenyard at March 27, 2024 10:55 PM (btjTs)

177 Jokes about Biden aside, the accepted story in my family is when summer hit and high school was out, my father and uncle would ride the rails. They'd come home in time for school in the fall. My Grandma had no earthly idea where they were for months. This was in the '30s; everybody was doing it.

Sort of like how in Dec. '77 I hitched from the NY/CT border to Boston and back; lot of snow and ice to stand around in back then. At one time, hitch-hiking was quite acceptable. Hitching was a little crazy in the '70s, but now? You'd have to be certifiable to do that today. Just like when I was a kid you'd have to have been certifiable to ride the rails.

Things change. People change.

Posted by: RickZ at March 27, 2024 10:55 PM (emlEe)

178 Gov. Priss:
Okay people, the dumb bi**h let a thug out who slaughtered a kid. What can we say that won't piss off the feminists?
Posted by: nerdygirl at March 27, 2024 10:54 PM (0Htd1)

The head dude of the committee also resigned.

Posted by: polynikes at March 27, 2024 10:55 PM (MNhXM)

179 To replace the Key bridge, I'd suggest two (or more, if needed) parallel ferry routes. One route, boats and docks optimized for cars and trucks up to one ton/ The other for trucks and semis over one ton. At least 2 vessels running each route. This could be set up inside of a couple of months.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


If it's administered like ours, no, just no.

Posted by: Some Rat at March 27, 2024 10:56 PM (vJiyU)

180 Too bad the bridge in Ballimer will not be done by men with slide rules and crew cuts.

This will be a multi billion dollar boondoggle that drags on for a decade.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, My Two Cents at March 27, 2024 10:11 PM (MvA9C)

"Its a write-off Jerry !
They just write it off !"

Posted by: JT at March 27, 2024 10:57 PM (T4tVD)

181 Why not just tunnel under the river.

Posted by: polynikes at March 27, 2024 10:57 PM (MNhXM)

182 Sort of like how in Dec. '77 I hitched from the NY/CT border to Boston and back; lot of snow and ice to stand around in back then. At one time, hitch-hiking was quite acceptable. Hitching was a little crazy in the '70s, but now? You'd have to be certifiable to do that today.
Posted by: RickZ

I tried to explain hitch-hiking to my granddaughter. She stared at me like I had three heads.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 27, 2024 10:57 PM (WXNFJ)

183 Only thing I ever stole in my life.
Posted by: polynikes at March 27, 2024 10:50 PM (MNhXM)

What? No hearts? No kisses?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at March 27, 2024 10:58 PM (0eaVi)

184 If it's administered like ours, no, just no.
Posted by: Some Rat at March 27, 2024 10:56 PM (vJiyU)

give the job to the Seabees.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 27, 2024 10:58 PM (tkR6S)

185 Has anybody claimed the ship was hacked?
Posted by: davidt at March 27, 2024 10:40 PM (SYTee)



Yep, from the first report I saw. If it was an attack we better hope it was electronic, because otherwise there are sleeper agents on an ungodly number of ships in and out of US Ports.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 27, 2024 10:59 PM (D7oie)

186 164 Talk about disrespect, ignorance, and greed…. Philadelphia Phillies home opener is 3pm Good Friday. Wow.
Posted by: Victoria Nuland at March 27, 2024 10:51 PM (RovqD)

Impressive

Posted by: Stan at March 27, 2024 10:59 PM (+I6Y/)

187
Riding that teain.
High on cocaine.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 27, 2024 10:59 PM (xG4kz)

188 184 If it's administered like ours, no, just no.
Posted by: Some Rat at March 27, 2024 10:56 PM (vJiyU)

give the job to the Seabees.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
-----------------------------

Tug boats and barges.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 27, 2024 11:00 PM (btjTs)

189 The wife of Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek announced that she is in recovery from alcoholism and lives with mental illness.
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[strokes chin]
Gosh...I wonder what the problem is? I'm stumped.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 27, 2024 11:00 PM (XeU6L)

190 My dad used to tell stories about riding the rails when he was a kid. Once he tried to get in a boxcar and a hand reached out to grab him. He jumped off quickly. Because he'd heard about Big Joe. Big Joe liked railing with little kids.
Posted by: OrangeEnt


Did they rub the golden hairs on his suntanned leg?

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 27, 2024 11:00 PM (0Htd1)

191 Only thing I ever stole in my life.
Posted by: polynikes at March 27, 2024 10:50 PM (MNhXM)

What? No hearts? No kisses?
Posted by: OrangeEnt at March 27, 2024 10:58 PM (0eaVi)

Second more than a few times.

Posted by: polynikes at March 27, 2024 11:00 PM (MNhXM)

192 Why not just tunnel under the river.
Posted by: polynikes at March 27, 2024 10:57 PM (MNhXM)


Already 2 tunnels under the harbor. The Key Bridge was built to handle HAZMAT transportation.

Posted by: Doof at March 27, 2024 11:01 PM (eNASR)

193 Talk about disrespect, ignorance, and greed…. Philadelphia Phillies home opener is 3pm Good Friday. Wow.
Posted by: Victoria Nuland

Should be between the Bethlehem Braves and the Jerusalem Giants.

https://youtu.be/pBU5e2HqcrA?si=P3jUmS2bvbxwFm3G

Posted by: Tonypete at March 27, 2024 11:01 PM (WXNFJ)

194 189 The wife of Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek announced that she is in recovery from alcoholism and lives with mental illness.
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[strokes chin]
Gosh...I wonder what the problem is? I'm stumped.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 27, 2024 11:00 PM (XeU6L)


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It's almost like people with mental defects are sick in the head or something.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 27, 2024 11:01 PM (bo7UB)

195
I hitched rides back to the dorm from the bar in college. And that was it.

Both parties in those transactions knew that a dialogue about the works of Proust were not on tap, so to speak.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 27, 2024 11:02 PM (xG4kz)

196 Already 2 tunnels under the harbor. The Key Bridge was built to handle HAZMAT transportation.
Posted by: Doof at March 27, 2024 11:01 PM (eNASR)

I learn something everyday. Thanks.

Someone educate me more. Just curious, what costs more to build?

Posted by: polynikes at March 27, 2024 11:02 PM (MNhXM)

197 Sort of like how in Dec. '77 I hitched from the NY/CT border to Boston and back;
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It took me four days to hitchike to Saginaw.

Posted by: Paul Simon at March 27, 2024 11:02 PM (XeU6L)

198 Has anybody claimed the ship was hacked?

Posted by: davidt at March 27, 2024 10:40 PM (SYTee)


I saw some YouTube thumbnail asking the 'was this hacked and terrorism?' question; it might've been Glenn Beck but don't quote me. Could be clickbait but it makes you wonder what with all the technology in use today and the fact we have so many illegals here for who knows what nefarious purpose and bringing a skill set to accomplish that. The Chinese deliberately gave the world the Wuhan Flu, creating a world-wide medical panic. What's to stop someone from tinkering with the technology running the ship and tweaking its course just a little?

The best terrorism is the 'no evidence of terrorism' terrorism.

Posted by: RickZ at March 27, 2024 11:03 PM (emlEe)

199 I've been thrown out of a bar, generally because the drinks loosened my tongue and I'd forget to keep my smart mouth under control.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 27, 2024 11:03 PM (S6gqv)

200 One of those moments when the nic says it all.
Posted by: pookysgirl just keeps things running at March 27, 2024 10:26 PM (dtlDP)

*doffs dunce cap*

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 27, 2024 11:03 PM (RIvkX)

201 Over bred animals: we had a GSD for 13 years. She developed hip dysplasia which led to arthritis in her hipg. We stuffed pain killers down her. Plus, she had a very young cat to keep her on her toes. My understanding of the breeding problem is that too many kids watched ringing in and begged for GSDs. Responsible breeders sold pet quality pups, but made sue the animal was either spayed or neutered before letting the pup go to a new home. It was the backyard breeders who didn't give a shit about what they sold that caused so many problems.

Cats have similar problems. The breed standards go to the extreme. Siamese heads narrow down so horribly much. Persian nose leathers and are supposed to be in a straight line with their foreheads. (And take my word for it -- they snore, although thankfully not as bad as pugs.)

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- I stand with Israel and all Jews everywhere at March 27, 2024 11:03 PM (ET1Q8)

202 I got thrown out of bars a lot at 2am.

Posted by: polynikes at March 27, 2024 11:04 PM (MNhXM)

203 178 Gov. Priss:
Okay people, the dumb bi**h let a thug out who slaughtered a kid. What can we say that won't piss off the feminists?
Posted by: nerdygirl at March 27, 2024 10:54 PM (0Htd1)

The head dude of the committee also resigned.

Posted by: polynikes at March 27, 2024 10:55 PM (MNhXM)
----
When I read that I surmised that the remainder of the panel was against parole but these two bleeding hearts convinced/coerced the rest to change their vote.
I always thought that the victim(s) had a say in this process but I guess I was wrong.

Posted by: Ciampino - could re-charge at March 27, 2024 11:04 PM (qfLjt)

204 Someone educate me more. Just curious, what costs more to build?
Posted by: polynikes


Depends on which contractor is "connected". wink, wink, nudge.

Posted by: Some Rat at March 27, 2024 11:04 PM (vJiyU)

205 I got thrown out of bars a lot at 2am.
Posted by: polynikes

You don't have to go home but YOU CAN'T STAY HERE!!

Posted by: Tonypete at March 27, 2024 11:05 PM (WXNFJ)

206 To replace the Key bridge, I'd suggest two (or more, if needed) parallel ferry routes. One route, boats and docks optimized for cars and trucks up to one ton/ The other for trucks and semis over one ton. At least 2 vessels running each route. This could be set up inside of a couple of months.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

***

I'm seeing a tunnel. The monster digging machine, Big Bertha, finished Seattle in less than ten years overdue. Not doing anything now that I know of. Sounds like a great way to free up billions for graft.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 27, 2024 11:05 PM (W/lyH)

207 It's almost like people with mental defects are sick in the head or something.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 27, 2024 11:01 PM (bo7UB)


It is apparently impossible to be elected governor in Oregon without first being a homosexual.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 27, 2024 11:05 PM (D7oie)

208 Did they rub the golden hairs on his suntanned leg?
Posted by: nerdygirl at March 27, 2024 11:00 PM (0Htd1)

It was dark.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at March 27, 2024 11:05 PM (0eaVi)

209 The Chinese deliberately gave the world the Wuhan Flu, creating a world-wide medical panic. What's to stop someone from tinkering with the technology running the ship and tweaking its course just a little?

The best terrorism is the 'no evidence of terrorism' terrorism.
Posted by: RickZ at March 27, 2024 11:03 PM (emlEe)

Sabotage does not necessarily have to be terrorism. Could simply be economic warfare. Kind of like the bombing of the Nordstream pipeline.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 27, 2024 11:06 PM (tkR6S)

210 ...That Houston ship channel bridge is it tall enough to accommodate the newer coming bigger and taller ships?
Posted by: Braenyard at March 27, 2024 10:55 PM (btjTs)



It, and the bridge immediately adjacent, which it will replace, are both tall enough.

But the new bridge will allow for a vastly widened San Jacinto River, which is also being dredged deeper for the larger ships.

Meanwhile. Some pockets get stuffed with cash, while some pants get filled with "Oh SHIT!".

*sparkly rainbow The More You Know* *retches*


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 27, 2024 11:06 PM (e6UQI)

211
it might've been Glenn Beck but don't quote me.

He was talking about it on his radio show.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 27, 2024 11:07 PM (63Dwl)

212
Someone educate me more. Just curious, what costs more to build?
Posted by: polynikes


The raven. The writing desk is a cinch!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 27, 2024 11:07 PM (xG4kz)

213
$21.5 Billion for a tunnel.

Posted by: Boston at March 27, 2024 11:07 PM (XeU6L)

214 Evenin’, All.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 27, 2024 11:08 PM (9yWhg)

215 'm seeing a tunnel. The monster digging machine, Big Bertha, finished Seattle in less than ten years overdue. Not doing anything now that I know of. Sounds like a great way to free up billions for graft.
Posted by: Diogenes at March 27, 2024 11:05 PM (W/lyH)

Nope. The bridge was built to transport hazmat cargo. Hazardous materials are not permitted in the tunnels.

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy now with twice the crazy at March 27, 2024 11:08 PM (iODuv)

216 I'd listen to Neil Young every day over Rush.
Posted by: nurse ratched at March 27, 2024 10:03 PM (Cxf2D)

Pretty low bar there nurse …
Posted by: browndog howls to Harvest at March 27, 2024 10:23 PM (TTAGa)

Your proclivity for the Scottish dirt-water is bad enough, but you're a Rush hater too?? Damn, if you weren't a hockey fan, we might be enemies!
Posted by: Doof at March 27, 2024 10:25 PM (eNASR)

Nurse R is *not* of the body.

Posted by: Robert at March 27, 2024 11:10 PM (zC9gZ)

217 I'm seeing a tunnel. The monster digging machine, Big Bertha, finished Seattle in less than ten years overdue. Not doing anything now that I know of. Sounds like a great way to free up billions for graft.
Posted by: Diogenes at March 27, 2024 11:05 PM (W/lyH)


See me at 192. HAZMAT considerations are why the Key Bridge was built.
Original Harbor Tunnel opened in 1958. Second tunnel (Ft McHenry Tunnel) opened in 1986. Neither allow HAZMAT.
See me upthread also about the over-water approach roads still being intact. Replacement of the main span of the bridge is a must.

Posted by: Doof at March 27, 2024 11:11 PM (eNASR)

218 There's White Privilege, then there's Johnny Winter Privilege.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 27, 2024 10:38 PM (bo7UB)

Whiter Shade of Pale privilege >> Winter privilege > White privilege

Posted by: GWB at March 27, 2024 11:12 PM (69JzL)

219
I encountered this today. Check out Australia's Snowy 2.0 project for the ultimate tale of "tunnel boring gone bad wrong".

https://youtu.be/GJhxRknHCvU?si=kPpoXm_vgj72MREb

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 27, 2024 11:13 PM (xG4kz)

220 - 221, whatever it takes

Posted by: Doof at March 27, 2024 11:13 PM (eNASR)

221 207 Kindl

I keep thinking that eventually WA and OR will get sick of the leftwing mess. MN too.

But so far not.

I don't really understand what voters in these states LIKE about their situation. I would've thought that liberal virtue signaling would've crashed up against real world reality by now.





.

Posted by: mnw at March 27, 2024 11:13 PM (NLIak)

222 Have the Japanese build it. They rebuilt the freeways and stuff in no time after that horrendous earthquake. We would still have been counting DIE heads to make sure it complied.

Posted by: Ciampino - what's the charge? at March 27, 2024 11:14 PM (qfLjt)

223 Hoo boy, Mrs. F. just found about Jayden Perkins and she is going off!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 27, 2024 11:14 PM (RIvkX)

224 Is Fort McHenry now cut off due to the bridge collapse? I’ve always intended to go there, but put it off, because, well, Baltimore.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 27, 2024 11:14 PM (9yWhg)

225 Nope. The bridge was built to transport hazmat cargo. Hazardous materials are not permitted in the tunnels.
Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy now with twice the crazy at March 27, 2024 11:08 PM (iODuv)


*slides envelope stuffed with Benjamins across table*

What HAZMAT?

Posted by: Diogenes at March 27, 2024 11:15 PM (W/lyH)

226 Evenin’, Doof.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 27, 2024 11:15 PM (9yWhg)

227 I don't really understand what voters in these states LIKE about their situation. I would've thought that liberal virtue signaling would've crashed up against real world reality by now.





.
Posted by: mnw at March 27, 2024 11:13 PM (NLIak)

What makes you think they are actually voting for it? Both states are totally corrupted.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 27, 2024 11:16 PM (tkR6S)

228 Is Fort McHenry now cut off due to the bridge collapse? I’ve always intended to go there, but put it off, because, well, Baltimore.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 27, 2024 11:14 PM (9yWhg)


Nope. Ft McHenry is far enough away from the Key Bridge.
Lemme know when you wanna visit. I'll join you. Been to Ft McHenry many times. And I can help you avoid the really bad parts of Baltimore.

Posted by: Doof at March 27, 2024 11:16 PM (eNASR)

229 185 Has anybody claimed the ship was hacked?
Posted by: davidt at March 27, 2024 10:40 PM (SYTee)


Yep, from the first report I saw. If it was an attack we better hope it was electronic, because otherwise there are sleeper agents on an ungodly number of ships in and out of US Ports.
Posted by: Kindltot at March 27, 2024 10:59 PM (D7oie)

I'm not even going to try to argue the point, but there was some very good analysis done online done by a couple guys with experience at this kind of thing, and no, it was one of those stupid accidents where everything that could go wrong did. But hell, it's probably politically useful to say it was sabotage, so what the hell lets go with that.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 27, 2024 11:17 PM (S6gqv)

230 He was talking about it on his radio show.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 27, 2024 11:07 PM (63Dwl)


Thank you. Still got that short-term memory going for me.

The older you get, the new inputs get easy to forget.

I WORRY when I can't remember what I had for breakfast yesterday. Both Mom and Dad had Alzheimer's. Seeing it on national display gives me pause when I can't remember easy, stupid stuff I know I knew.

{Breathing a little easier}

Posted by: RickZ at March 27, 2024 11:17 PM (emlEe)

231
Is Fort McHenry now cut off due to the bridge collapse? I’ve always intended to go there, but put it off, because, well, Baltimore.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus

No, it's still very accessible.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 27, 2024 11:17 PM (xG4kz)

232 Does Harvey Milk have a bridge named after him yet? Cuz here's the chance.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 27, 2024 11:17 PM (bo7UB)

233 their unique subterranean engineering tactics
Posted by: Diogenes at March 27, 2024 10:49 PM (W/lyH)

They need to fill in large sections of the tunnel with fertilizer bombs, packed tight. Set them off simultaneously. Then bulldoze all the buildings into the holes.

Posted by: GWB at March 27, 2024 11:17 PM (69JzL)

234 I don't really understand what voters in these states LIKE about their situation. I would've thought that liberal virtue signaling would've crashed up against real world reality by now.
Posted by: mnw at March 27, 2024 11:13 PM (NLIak)


Portland and Seattle thinks it is totes cool.
and I suspect the respective Secretary of States also agree and make sure those mail in ballots are counted they way they should be

Posted by: Kindltot at March 27, 2024 11:18 PM (D7oie)

235 drat

Posted by: Kindltot at March 27, 2024 11:19 PM (D7oie)

236 Mine eyes have seen the glory
Of the Italican hordes

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 27, 2024 11:19 PM (bo7UB)

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at March 27, 2024 11:19 PM (llON8)

238 The head dude of the committee also resigned.
Posted by: polynikes


It appears that Pritzker's statement only referred to the woman.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 27, 2024 11:19 PM (0Htd1)

239 So close.

Posted by: The Barrel at March 27, 2024 11:19 PM (llON8)

240 That top pic and a cache of guns are an accident just waiting to happen.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 27, 2024 11:20 PM (bo7UB)

241 228 Thanks, Doof, good to know.

And thanks for your offer about the visit. I’ll think about doing that soon. I need something to lift my spirits as my unemployment lingers on.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 27, 2024 11:20 PM (9yWhg)

242 Is Fort McHenry now cut off due to the bridge collapse? I’ve always intended to go there, but put it off, because, well, Baltimore.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 27, 2024 11:14 PM (9yWhg)

Nope. Ft McHenry is far enough away from the Key Bridge.
Lemme know when you wanna visit. I'll join you. Been to Ft McHenry many times. And I can help you avoid the really bad parts of Baltimore.
Posted by: Doof at March 27, 2024 11:16 PM (eNASR)

We visited there in 1993. Our son was 10 at the time and he enjoyed visiting Fort McHenry. Inner Harbor was very nice at the time. We stayed at a motel about 10 miles outside of Baltimore. The cruise around the harbor was very nice as well.

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy now with twice the crazy at March 27, 2024 11:21 PM (iODuv)

243 237
Posted by: Helena Handbasket

Like the way you cut right to the point.

Posted by: Some Rat at March 27, 2024 11:22 PM (vJiyU)

244 >>> 241 228 Thanks, Doof, good to know.

And thanks for your offer about the visit. I’ll think about doing that soon. I need something to lift my spirits as my unemployment lingers on.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 27, 2024 11:20 PM (9yWhg)

Sorry to hear you're still "fun"employed. You'd think with the greatest economy ever, that would be unpossible.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at March 27, 2024 11:22 PM (llON8)

245 Neil Young needs a better haircut. And maybe a blow dryer.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 27, 2024 11:23 PM (0Htd1)

246 Thanks, Doof, good to know.

And thanks for your offer about the visit. I’ll think about doing that soon. I need something to lift my spirits as my unemployment lingers on.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 27, 2024 11:20 PM (9yWhg)


Of course. Ft M is a mere 30 mins from Casa de Doof.

Posted by: Doof at March 27, 2024 11:23 PM (eNASR)

247 Harvey Milk has a Navy vessel and the SFO international terminal named after him.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 27, 2024 11:24 PM (RIvkX)

248 What's to stop someone from tinkering with the technology running the ship and tweaking its course just a little?
Posted by: RickZ at March 27, 2024 11:03 PM (emlEe)

Because they lost their engines. Which aren't likely all that high tech. And are much more likely to have been a case of "deferred maintenance" which blew up in their faces. Because a lot of sailors in the world are lazy, cheap SoBs.

It's a much easier conclusion to reach.

Posted by: GWB at March 27, 2024 11:24 PM (69JzL)

249 245 Neil Young needs a better haircut. And maybe a blow dryer.
Posted by: nerdygirl at March 27, 2024 11:23 PM (0Htd1)

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And an outlet to hawk his songs.

*snort*

Posted by: Spotify at March 27, 2024 11:24 PM (bo7UB)

250 229 Servo

Conspiracy theorists online make me throw up in my throat.

EVERYTHING is controlled by vast criminal conspiracies, and nothing is ever what it appears.

This is moronic, of course. I think it's the end result of people feeling powerless and helpless in their own lives. The CIA did it. So... any resistance is futile.

There are several regular posters here who specialize in this narrative.

Posted by: mnw at March 27, 2024 11:24 PM (NLIak)

251 drat
Posted by: Kindltot at March 27, 2024 11:19 PM (D7oie)

No, that was me. /hangs head/

Posted by: GWB at March 27, 2024 11:25 PM (69JzL)

252 247 Harvey Milk has a Navy vessel and the SFO international terminal named after him.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 27, 2024 11:24 PM (RIvkX)

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But really, is that enough for a man of his enormous stature?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 27, 2024 11:25 PM (bo7UB)

253 We visited there in 1993. Our son was 10 at the time and he enjoyed visiting Fort McHenry. Inner Harbor was very nice at the time. We stayed at a motel about 10 miles outside of Baltimore. The cruise around the harbor was very nice as well.
Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy now with twice the crazy at March 27, 2024 11:21 PM (iODuv)


Inner harbor is less than nice now. 1993 was a year after nearby Camden Yards opened and the area was lovely. 30 years of hard leftism has destroyed even that once-great area.

Posted by: Doof at March 27, 2024 11:26 PM (eNASR)

254 There are several regular posters here who specialize in this narrative.

Posted by: mnw at March 27, 2024 11:24 PM (NLIak)

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Thanks for setting them straight.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 27, 2024 11:26 PM (bo7UB)

255 That bakery sign is why spelling matters, and I disliked spelling tests back in grade school.
Posted by: PaleRider
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Bakery spelling went a little a rye.

Posted by: scampydog at March 27, 2024 11:27 PM (41CYW)

256 It took me four days to hitchike to Saginaw.
Posted by: Paul Simon


Which begs the question, why would anyone hitchhike to Saginaw? Lake Michigan has much better beaches.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 27, 2024 11:27 PM (0Htd1)

257
I WORRY when I can't remember what I had for breakfast yesterday. Both Mom and Dad had Alzheimer's. Seeing it on national display gives me pause when I can't remember easy, stupid stuff I know I knew.

{Breathing a little easier}
Posted by: RickZ


My Mom died 12 years ago from Alzheimers. Dad died from cancer in 1985 before he had a chance to get Alzheimers.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 27, 2024 11:28 PM (63Dwl)

258 Bakery spelling went a little a rye.
Posted by: scampydog

Ok, you get brownie points for that one.

Posted by: Some Rat at March 27, 2024 11:28 PM (vJiyU)

259 Bakery spelling went a little a rye.
Posted by: scampydog

Ok, you get brownie points for that one.
Posted by: Some Rat at March 27, 2024 11:28 PM (vJiyU)


I gotta challah at you both

Posted by: Doof at March 27, 2024 11:29 PM (eNASR)

260 245 Neil Young needs a better haircut. And maybe a blow dryer.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 27, 2024 11:23 PM (0Htd1)
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He probably already does blow.

Posted by: Ciampino - straight lines at March 27, 2024 11:29 PM (qfLjt)

261 This is moronic, of course. I think it's the end result of people feeling powerless and helpless in their own lives. The CIA did it. So... any resistance is futile.

There are several regular posters here who specialize in this narrative.
-
Chalk me in as "Any resistance would be a nice start."

Posted by: Methos at March 27, 2024 11:30 PM (Dnobf)

262 He probably already does blow.
Posted by: Ciampino - straight lines at March 27, 2024 11:29 PM (qfLjt)

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Not well.

Posted by: Steven Stills at March 27, 2024 11:30 PM (bo7UB)

263 Ok, you get brownie points for that one.
Posted by: Some Rat
----‐-------
Thanks. I kneaded that.

Posted by: scampydog at March 27, 2024 11:30 PM (41CYW)

264 256 I thought the lyric was “hitchhike FROM Saginaw.”

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 27, 2024 11:30 PM (9yWhg)

265 Kindltot - the power-up test was successful. The manufacturer was smart enough to put fuses in the power cord, just in case, but fortunately they didn't pop. I am technically competent enough to do small things, but in the back of my head there's always this voice saying "are you SURE you didn't screw this up somehow?" Also, the power supply I bought hadn't been used in years, so I wasn't sure it would still work. Anyway, heart attack averted, and in a few weeks I will hopefully be on the air in my new location across town.

Posted by: PabloD at March 27, 2024 11:30 PM (xP32O)

266 Pastry puns? That takes the cake.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 27, 2024 11:32 PM (9yWhg)

267 Every rescue street dog I had died of old age. One was 18 when he died and went to the vet 1 time to get a kidney stone out of his pecker. His mother was 14/16. I was in elementary school when dad brought her home and in college when she died. She died and never darkened the vets door. Every breed dog I had was on first name basis with the vet and died a crappy death.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 27, 2024 11:33 PM (btjTs)

268 Also, the power supply I bought hadn't been used in years, so I wasn't sure it would still work. Anyway, heart attack averted, and in a few weeks I will hopefully be on the air in my new location across town.
Posted by: PabloD


Mr. Carlsons Lab is a great You tuber for electronics.

Posted by: Some Rat at March 27, 2024 11:33 PM (vJiyU)

269 Which begs the question, why would anyone hitchhike to Saginaw? Lake Michigan has much better beaches.
Posted by: nerdygirl at March 27, 2024 11:27 PM (0Htd1)

We liked Saginaw.

Posted by: Mr and Mrs Frizzell at March 27, 2024 11:33 PM (0eaVi)

270
Which begs the question, why would anyone hitchhike to Saginaw? Lake Michigan has much better beaches.
Posted by: nerdygirl
--------

[lays down a $20 bill]

I'm betting that there was a girl involved.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 27, 2024 11:34 PM (XeU6L)

271
I thought the lyric was “hitchhike FROM Saginaw.”
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus


You are correct.

https://tinyurl.com/2d9sccnc

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 27, 2024 11:34 PM (63Dwl)

272 But really, is that enough for a man of his enormous stature?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 27, 2024 11:25 PM (bo7UB)
====
It will never be enough! Rheeeeee!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 27, 2024 11:34 PM (RIvkX)

273 Sausage dogs are known to struggle with back problems

*******

Sausage dog? What's that, a Kielbasset hound?

Posted by: Muldoon at March 27, 2024 11:34 PM (991eG)

274 Captain Josepha Sabin -- I stand with Israel and all Jews,
Bad breeding is a major problem. My first dog was a Keeshond who turned out to be epileptic, so he was on anti seizure meds his whole life. My second dog was a Shetland Sheepdog. Shelties and collies are notorious for eye problems. My sheltie was a great dog. They're smart. But he was on 2 eye meds for his entire life. Both dogs died when they were around seven years old.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 27, 2024 11:35 PM (0Htd1)

275 Because they lost their engines. Which aren't likely all that high tech. And are much more likely to have been a case of "deferred maintenance" which blew up in their faces. Because a lot of sailors in the world are lazy, cheap SoBs.

It's a much easier conclusion to reach.
Posted by: GWB at March 27, 2024 11:24 PM (69JzL)

Apparently the Dali has a history of mechanical failures. If one wanted to wreak havoc in a seaport, and have plausible deniability, what better way to do it than follow such a trouble-prone, and take steps to cause an engine failure at a crucial time? Simply blocking the ship channel with a VLCC, run aground, would be havoc enough.

I'm not saying it is certainly sabotage, but to dismiss sabotage out of hand without a thorough investigation is short-sighted.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 27, 2024 11:35 PM (tkR6S)

276 I’ve been spending last hour looking at the satellite map of places I used to live . Fascinated that I can see my houses and apartment buildings , see new buildings and structures that have been torn down. Look at the baseball fields and tennis courts I played on.

We live in a F’d up time but also an amazing time.

Posted by: polynikes at March 27, 2024 11:36 PM (MNhXM)

277 [lays down a $20 bill]

I'm betting that there was a girl involved.
Posted by: Mike Hammer


Second to "Hold my beer" is "There was a woman involved."

Posted by: Some Rat at March 27, 2024 11:36 PM (vJiyU)

278 Inner harbor is less than nice now. 1993 was a year after nearby Camden Yards opened and the area was lovely. 30 years of hard leftism has destroyed even that once-great area.
Posted by: Doof at March 27, 2024 11:26 PM (eNASR)

That's why I'm glad we went when we did. I shot over an hour of videos there, and edited them to around 45 minutes. We spent time at the railroad museum as well. My son and I still do steam excursions and "chases" in PA, shooting HD videos. Just another one of way too many hobbies.

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy now with twice the crazy at March 27, 2024 11:36 PM (iODuv)

279 I thought the lyric was “hitchhike FROM Saginaw.”
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus
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You're right! But, 270 still applies, and, the girl's name was Kathy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 27, 2024 11:36 PM (XeU6L)

280 >>>I don't really understand what voters in these states LIKE about their situation. I would've thought that liberal virtue signaling would've crashed up against real world reality by now.
.
Posted by: mnw
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Money is comfortable and the scenery/weather is super.
GAS about the rabble.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 27, 2024 11:37 PM (btjTs)

281 271 Thanks, Bertram.

Saginaw is near Lake Huron. Nobody in Michigan ever goes to that part of the state.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 27, 2024 11:38 PM (9yWhg)

282
I’ve been spending last hour looking at the satellite map of places I used to live . Fascinated that I can see my houses and apartment buildings , see new buildings and structures that have been torn down.


I did that last night. The locations in Virginia gave me fits as a great deal of construction had occurred in their areas and my recollection of their streets' names was hazy.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 27, 2024 11:39 PM (xG4kz)

283 I don't really understand what voters in these states LIKE about their situation. I would've thought that liberal virtue signaling would've crashed up against real world reality by now.

They don't want to be called racist or homophobic.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 27, 2024 11:39 PM (0Htd1)

284 Japanese builders don't speak 'kick back'.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 27, 2024 11:39 PM (btjTs)

285 I took a train from my hotel room right outside of DC in 1994 to Camden Yards for a game on my way to Texas from NY.

Posted by: polynikes at March 27, 2024 11:39 PM (MNhXM)

286 Neil Young needs a better haircut. And maybe a blow dryer.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 27, 2024 11:23 PM (0Htd1)
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He probably already does blow.
Posted by: Ciampino - straight lines at March 27, 2024 11:29 PM (qfLjt)


Well, he's got the 'suck' part down pat.

Posted by: RickZ at March 27, 2024 11:40 PM (emlEe)

287 284 Japanese builders don't speak 'kick back'.
Posted by: Braenyard at March 27, 2024 11:39 PM (btjTs)

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And if the bridge collapses, they all commit seppuku.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 27, 2024 11:41 PM (bo7UB)

288 266 Pastry puns? That takes the cake.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 27, 2024 11:32 PM (9yWhg)
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That filling you get when you bite into a Boston cream.

Posted by: Ciampino - straight white lines at March 27, 2024 11:41 PM (qfLjt)

289 223 Hoo boy, Mrs. F. just found about Jayden Perkins and she is going off!
Posted by: San Franpsycho


I don't blame her. Some former neighbors of mine were stabbed to death. They were screwed up people, who got into a feud with an equally screwed up person. The descriptions of the crime were horrific. Stabbing is a terrible way to go. Jayden was trying to help his mother. I believe that the best way to honor him would be to execute the thug.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 27, 2024 11:43 PM (0Htd1)

290 Japanese builders don't speak 'kick back'.
Posted by: Braenyard at March 27, 2024 11:39 PM (btjTs)

Believe me , it may not be kickbacks but there are certain business practices in Japan between the big trade companies that are profitable to the bigwigs.

Posted by: polynikes at March 27, 2024 11:44 PM (MNhXM)

291 That filling you get when you bite into a Boston cream.

Posted by: Ciampino - straight white lines at March 27, 2024 11:41 PM (qfLjt)


Sounds kinky!

Posted by: Pete Buttplug at March 27, 2024 11:44 PM (emlEe)

292 244 Thank you, Helena. Yeah, this economy stinks.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 27, 2024 11:44 PM (9yWhg)

293
Sausage dogs are known to struggle with back problems

*******

Sausage dog? What's that, a Kielbasset hound?
Posted by: Muldoon


Woman across the street has a Dachshund whose rear legs no longer work. It just moves around a little more slowly than it used to. A guy I used to work with had a Basset with an identical problem. The lady with the Dachshund told me that Corgis are prone to the same problem.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 27, 2024 11:46 PM (63Dwl)

294 On the importance of RFK, Jr. to Trump's chances of winning:

1) The dozens of Biden/Trump H2H polls show Trump winning (at the moment, anyway) by 1.5%, per the RCP average. The MOE for these polls is 3% usually-- sometimes 2.5%.

2) But polls of the 3-way Biden/Trump/K race show Trump +3, i.e., outside the MOE, albeit barely.

Most analysts seem to think that K's VP pick Nicole Shanahan may ADD TO Trump's lead in the 3-way race, because she's a lefty enviro-loon who will drive away GOP-leaning indies who don't like Trump.


Posted by: mnw at March 27, 2024 11:46 PM (NLIak)

295 281 271 Thanks, Bertram.

Saginaw is near Lake Huron. Nobody in Michigan ever goes to that part of the state.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 27, 2024 11:38 PM (9yWhg)
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Too crowded?

Posted by: Ciampino - Young: the other blow at March 27, 2024 11:47 PM (qfLjt)

296 When I was a kid we had a sausage dog (dachshund) named Ellie May (after the Beverly Hillbillies). One day she decided to jump out of the open window of our pickup truck. (it was parked). Anyway, she followed a trajectory very similar to that of a lawn dart, and by the time she reached the ground she was fully vertical. Jammed up her shoulder and she was gimpy for a while, but didn't break anything. I thought she would squeak like a concertina when she hit the ground, but I guess that's only in the cartoons.

She never tried that again.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 27, 2024 11:47 PM (991eG)

297 17 I'd listen to Neil Young every day over Rush.
Posted by: nurse ratched



HERETIC!!

https://youtu.be/_MWzDKE4zbY?si=-vJd9l73svJ2p-tm

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at March 27, 2024 11:48 PM (sAmhv)

298 We’re going to name the new bridge after Harrietta Tubaman, leader of the Underwater Railroad…

Posted by: Preznet Shits-Pants at March 27, 2024 11:48 PM (5h/8D)

299 One of my favorite Disney movies when I was a kid was The Ugly Dachshund.

Posted by: polynikes at March 27, 2024 11:49 PM (MNhXM)

300 In my experience, ALL dogs get weak hind legs when they get old.

Posted by: mnw at March 27, 2024 11:50 PM (NLIak)

301 293 Make mongrels great again.

Hadrian would undoubtedly disagree with me, but pure breeds are generally bad news. You need some fresh air in the bloodline, at some point.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 27, 2024 11:51 PM (9yWhg)

302 Last week the fuel cut-off solenoid stopped working on my riding mower. I left it didn't want to get involved with electronic scouting and per Thomas Bender, I think, ordered a manual fuel cut-off valve from YouGuessedIt.

Well, all the fuel kept on going throught the carb, into the head and on into the crankcase. Drained the gas/oil out of the crankcase, refilled and pulled the spark plug wire. I cranked it a bit to circulate the oil, waited and did it again. Then I drained the oil and put fresh oil in it.

Put the wire back on the plug, opened the gas valve, watched the filter fill and cranked the engine. Then I cut the yard. That Craftsman mower is a year 2001.
Kohler makes a good engine.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 27, 2024 11:51 PM (btjTs)

303
n the importance of RFK, Jr. to Trump's chances of winning

Fox was comparing RFK, Jr. to George Wallace in 1968.
They seemed to think Wallace was the reason Nixon beat Humphrey.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 27, 2024 11:53 PM (63Dwl)

304 Every breed dog I had was on first name basis with the vet and died a crappy death.
Posted by: Braenyard a


The dog that I have now is a beagle that I got from a rescue group. She was diagnosed with congestive heart failure over a year ago, and is on meds. But she is 17 years old, which is better than the dogs I got from breeders. Ii'm not sure if she is purebred, because she is way off from the beagles you see at the Westminster show.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 27, 2024 11:53 PM (0Htd1)

305 Now its bad baking puns? I croissant do it.

Posted by: filler at March 27, 2024 11:54 PM (vNEiP)

306 Male singer I would never list to is Bono. Nothing against him personally I just don’t like U2 at all.

Posted by: polynikes at March 27, 2024 11:54 PM (MNhXM)

307 229 185 Has anybody claimed the ship was hacked?
Posted by: davidt at March 27, 2024 10:40 PM (SYTee)


Yep, from the first report I saw. If it was an attack we better hope it was electronic, because otherwise there are sleeper agents on an ungodly number of ships in and out of US Ports.
Posted by: Kindltot at March 27, 2024 10:59 PM (D7oie)

I'm not even going to try to argue the point, but there was some very good analysis done online done by a couple guys with experience at this kind of thing, and no, it was one of those stupid accidents where everything that could go wrong did. But hell, it's probably politically useful to say it was sabotage, so what the hell lets go with that.
Posted by: Tom Servo



I so look forward to the 'Fire can't melt steel' types to weigh in with very deep thots.

Meh.

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at March 27, 2024 11:54 PM (sAmhv)

308 Now its bad baking puns? I croissant do it.
Posted by: filler at March 27, 2024 11:54 PM (vNEiP)

That’s the yeast of it.

Posted by: polynikes at March 27, 2024 11:56 PM (MNhXM)

309 Are Irish setters still around anymore? They were one of the first breeds that I remember going south due to hip problems.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 27, 2024 11:56 PM (9yWhg)

310 Time for sleep.
Enjoy the Hot Cross Puns.

Posted by: scampydog at March 28, 2024 12:00 AM (41CYW)

311 It's funny how some dogs are bolters, no matter their relationship with their owners. My dog never bolted anywhere. She was a medium-small mixed breed rescue (we guessed a little Corgi, Beagle and something else[s?]). She was happy just to have a roof over her head, a bed to sleep in, food and belly rubs, not necessarily in that order. She'd wander off following her nose, but she never bolted. She only went to the vet for her shots. She lived to be around 16-17. There's something to be said about mutts.

Posted by: Pete Buttplug at March 28, 2024 12:00 AM (emlEe)

312 305 I croissant do it.

You muffin do it.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 28, 2024 12:00 AM (9yWhg)

313 Hadrian would undoubtedly disagree with me, but pure breeds are generally bad news. You need some fresh air in the bloodline, at some point.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 27, 2024 11:51 PM (9yWhg)


And hopefully not a poodle or a grand Pyrenees.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2024 12:01 AM (D7oie)

314 308 Now its bad baking puns? I croissant do it.
Posted by: filler at March 27, 2024 11:54 PM (vNEiP)

That’s the yeast of it.

Posted by: polynikes at March 27, 2024 11:56 PM (MNhXM)
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A bouquet of flours for the baker.

Posted by: Ciampino - Is that too crumbly of a joke? at March 28, 2024 12:01 AM (qfLjt)

315 anything to get a rise out of us. The proof is . . . Well just say it is Proofing.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2024 12:02 AM (D7oie)

316 And hopefully not a poodle or a grand Pyrenees.
Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2024 12:01 AM (D7oie)

*Great* Pyrenees, and why not?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 28, 2024 12:03 AM (XjtdB)

317 A bouquet of flours for the baker.
Posted by: Ciampino - Is that too crumbly of a joke? at March 28, 2024 12:01 AM (qfLjt)

The Paolo, he will rise to the occasion.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 28, 2024 12:03 AM (tkR6S)

318 315 Pudding up or shut up.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 28, 2024 12:03 AM (9yWhg)

319 We only had one purebred when I was growing up that was given to us. A Basenji and he was such a cool dog. Some shithead stole him from our backyard.

Posted by: polynikes at March 28, 2024 12:04 AM (MNhXM)

320 *Great* Pyrenees, and why not?
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 28, 2024 12:03 AM (XjtdB)

I saw a BerniPoo on the weekend. Bernese Mountain dog cross with a Poodle.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 28, 2024 12:04 AM (tkR6S)

321 309 Are Irish setters still around anymore? They were one of the first breeds that I remember going south due to hip problems.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus

I saw one at Petsmart once. That was one of the most beautiful dogs I ever saw, gorgeous, shiny red coat. But after what I went through with my first two dogs, I would take a healthy, plain brown dog over a gorgeous, but unhealthy purebred any day of the week.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 28, 2024 12:05 AM (0Htd1)

322 *Great* Pyrenees, and why not?
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 28, 2024 12:03 AM (XjtdB)


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Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2024 12:05 AM (D7oie)

323 303 Cabot

Whether Wallace hurt Nixon more or Humphrey more is a never ending argument that can never be resolved. Wallace drew votes from Humphrey in the upper Midwest and from Nixon in the south.

Similar debate about Perot in 1992, altho the balance of opinion seems to be that Perot hurt Bush 41 more than Clinton.

Thus far in 2024, though, I haven't seen ANYBODY who thinks that RFK, Jr. isn't helping Trump. Certainly the DEMs think K is hurting Biden, because they're doing everything they can to keep K off the ballot.

Posted by: mnw at March 28, 2024 12:05 AM (NLIak)

324 316 I andorr the Great Pyrenees.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 28, 2024 12:06 AM (9yWhg)

325 Gran Pyrenees are bred to be gentle and protective and to bark unceasingly at anything and anyone outside their yards.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2024 12:07 AM (D7oie)

326 I andorr the Great Pyrenees.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 28, 2024 12:06 AM (9yWhg)

Grape Pyrenees ish aweshome! Hic!

Posted by: Nanzi Pelosi at March 28, 2024 12:08 AM (tkR6S)

327 WOOF WOOF WOOF

Posted by: Kindltot

********

Hey. You sound familiar. I think you're my neighbor down the hill.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2024 12:09 AM (991eG)

328 320 BerniPoo sounds like what Mrs. Sanders would call him when they’re getting intimate.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 28, 2024 12:10 AM (9yWhg)

329 German bread says 'Gluten tag' on meeting.
The best way to take French bread home is to baguette.

Is that too crumbly of a joke?

Posted by: Ciampino - Bread puns get stale at March 28, 2024 12:10 AM (qfLjt)

330 Gluten tag.

******

Heeh!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2024 12:11 AM (991eG)

331 Hey. You sound familiar. I think you're my neighbor down the hill.
Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2024 12:09 AM (991eG)


Dad had a neighbor who would rescue golden retrievers and golden crosses, and one of the dogs was half Pyrenees. It would bark whenever I was working in the back yard. Stupid dog. I think even the neighbor got tired of it.
Tough, loyal and stubborn about barking.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2024 12:12 AM (D7oie)

332 Gran Pyrenees are bred to be gentle and protective and to bark unceasingly at anything and anyone outside their yards.
Posted by: Kindltot

Neighbor has one. You speak truth. (but a great dog, saw it light out after a coyote with death in its eyes)

Posted by: Some Rat at March 28, 2024 12:13 AM (vJiyU)

333 German Pretzels are tied up into little knotsees.


/runs serpentine


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 28, 2024 12:13 AM (e6UQI)

334 Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2024 12:05 AM (D7oie)

Ours didn't bark constantly. The females roaming was a definite problem. The male usually stayed home, but only after getting out of his pen. After he killed a tooth lifting a gate off its hinges, and broke a toe scaling a 6 foot stock panel, Dad built "dogatraz" up closer to the house and Gabriel stayed there happily enough. Especially when Beau the cat would go hang out with him .

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 28, 2024 12:14 AM (XjtdB)

335 At bake shops in Andorra you can get great PieRenees.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 28, 2024 12:14 AM (tkR6S)

336 Germans say some people are "dumber than bread"

You know Muldoon, I suspected you would make pones on the subject

Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2024 12:14 AM (D7oie)

337 I don't know how some dogs can bark continuously. That's gotta be rough.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2024 12:15 AM (991eG)

338 >>>Ii'm not sure if she is purebred, because she is way off from the beagles you see at the Westminster show.

Posted by: nerdygirl
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My uncle was a breeder/hunter/field trial competitor and judge.
My recollection is that they bred more for actual trial (hunting rabbits) than conformation or some other vanity trait. It probably has a lot to do with their viability.
They are witty too.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2024 12:15 AM (btjTs)

339 Good evening, good people. The snow we got (19") has settled greatly already, due to temps being in the high 40's. I think about a week of this and bare ground will return.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 28, 2024 12:16 AM (KATBx)

340 317 A bouquet of flours for the baker.
Posted by: Ciampino - Is that too crumbly of a joke? at March 28, 2024 12:01 AM (qfLjt)

The Paolo, he will rise to the occasion.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 28, 2024 12:03 AM (tkR6S)
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That dough usually turns out too stiff.

Posted by: Ciampino - that baker had a pure bread at March 28, 2024 12:16 AM (qfLjt)

341 I think the Great Pyrenees need a lot of room to wander, they guard sheep flocks with little supervision and they are good at it.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2024 12:18 AM (D7oie)

342 Keeping a barking dog in one's backyard is abuse of neighbor. Special place in hell for people who do that.

Posted by: mnw at March 28, 2024 12:19 AM (NLIak)

343 Off sock.

Posted by: RickZ at March 28, 2024 12:20 AM (emlEe)

344 Everything is so expensive these days. At the pub the other day, the bartender totaled up my bill.

"A loaf of bread, a jug of wine...a thou."

Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2024 12:20 AM (991eG)

345 Neighbor has one. You speak truth. (but a great dog, saw it light out after a coyote with death in its eyes)
Posted by: Some Rat at March 28, 2024 12:13 AM (vJiyU)

Neighbors had a Heeler and a Pit bull who would come through the field fence and harass Gabriel, retreating back through the fence when they started losing. One day he'd had enough and went *through* the field fence after them. Fortunately, Dad was there and called Gabriel back because he was about to put the Pit bull out of his misery. He came as soon as Dad called him and the two dogs kept to their own side of the fence after that.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 28, 2024 12:20 AM (XjtdB)

346 Keeping a barking dog in one's backyard is abuse of neighbor. Special place in hell for people who do that.
Posted by: mnw at March 28, 2024 12:19 AM (NLIak)


at three in the morning I would think about the Jack London story, To Build a Fire" and wonder if it might get colder soon. Then again, if there are coyotes or cougars in the neighborhood, (or feral homeless) it is good to have some barkers around.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2024 12:22 AM (D7oie)

347 Outrage as Oakland officials go after 102-year-old wheelchair-bound man after he was unable to remove graffiti painted all over his home - as Dem-run city threatens to fine him thousands

https://mol.im/a/13246821

Posted by: Ciampino - that baker had a pure bread at March 28, 2024 12:23 AM (qfLjt)

348 G’nigt, All. Sleep calls. See you all at Chez JJ.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 28, 2024 12:23 AM (9yWhg)

349 RFK & climate cuckoo vp is a ticket that virtue-signaling leftards can feel good to vote for.
Definitely draws from the Biden pool of voters.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at March 28, 2024 12:24 AM (DpEcY)

350 I thought there were specialist that can train dogs to be quiet. Have you tried looking on Yelp?

Posted by: Rex B at March 28, 2024 12:25 AM (5h/8D)

351 347 Outrage as Oakland officials go after 102-year-old wheelchair-bound man after he was unable to remove graffiti painted all over his home - as Dem-run city threatens to fine him thousands

https://mol.im/a/13246821

Posted by: Ciampino - t
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Some parts of the country people don't do that.
Some parts of the country that man in the wheelchair could have killed the punks and been thanked by the police.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2024 12:25 AM (btjTs)

352 I thought she would squeak like a concertina when she hit the ground....

A good laugh at that; a good place for me to stop.

Going in the morning to consult with the surgeon who theoretically will put me back together, God willing. Age of miracle and wonder.
https://youtu.be/eL2fMjSA-rs

💤

Posted by: mindful webworker - actually at March 28, 2024 12:25 AM (WY1wZ)

353 Hey irongrampa- always good to see you keeping the faith.

Later Bulgie.

I think I'm for bed too. Endeavor to persevere!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2024 12:26 AM (991eG)

354 Two teens who were seen on video murdering an elderly Philadelphia man with a traffic cone have been set free

https://tinyurl.com/2tzshd2m


Posted by: Ciampino - that baker had a pure bread dog at March 28, 2024 12:26 AM (qfLjt)

355
I don't know how some dogs can bark continuously. That's gotta be rough.
Posted by: Muldoon


Quiet 'em down with some roofies.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 28, 2024 12:26 AM (63Dwl)

356 Ah, Neil had his share of great stuff, and also a goodly amount of crap. And he released ALL of it.

Posted by: azjaeger at March 28, 2024 12:26 AM (3/XaG)

357 I think the Great Pyrenees need a lot of room to wander, they guard sheep flocks with little supervision and they are good at it.
Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2024 12:18 AM (D7oie)

They do. We'd hoped our 6 acres would be enough for the second female who had been returned to the breeder from her first family for "issues" and given to us by the breeder. It wasn't. Eventually Mom and Dad decided she had to be put down before someone was killed hitting her with their car because, unlike the male she *would not* return when called. She would look the person in the eye and then take off.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 28, 2024 12:26 AM (XjtdB)

358 Sausage dog? What's that, a Kielbasset hound?
Posted by: Muldoon


Now I want someone to breed Pomeranian/Basset crosses and call them that.

Posted by: mikeski at March 28, 2024 12:27 AM (DgGvY)

359 I thought there were specialist that can train dogs to be quiet. Have you tried looking on Yelp?
Posted by: Rex B at March 28, 2024 12:25 AM (5h/8D)

LOL.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 28, 2024 12:27 AM (tkR6S)

360 Illegal migrant is charged with raping 'mentally incapacitated' 14-year-old girl in Alabama as furious Senator Tommy Tuberville slams Biden 'for aiding and abetting these monsters'

https://mol.im/a/13246499

Posted by: Ciampino - the baker had a pure bread dog at March 28, 2024 12:27 AM (qfLjt)

361 Just think of what shipping problems will occur when they sabotage the bridge to Hawaii.

Posted by: Mazie Hirono at March 28, 2024 12:28 AM (Sgq8y)

362 A baker uses toast-it notes as reminders

Posted by: Ciampino - blackened? at March 28, 2024 12:28 AM (qfLjt)

363 Two teens who were seen on video murdering an elderly Philadelphia man with a traffic cone have been set free
Posted by: Ciampino


Why murder a guy for his traffic cone? Just pick one up off the street.

Posted by: mikeski at March 28, 2024 12:28 AM (DgGvY)

364 349 vmom

And it also alienates indies who don't like Trump.

Nytol

Posted by: mnw at March 28, 2024 12:29 AM (NLIak)

365 Now I want someone to breed Pomeranian/Basset crosses and call them that.
Posted by: mikeski at March 28, 2024 12:27 AM (DgGvY)

Trying to think of what that would look like.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 28, 2024 12:29 AM (XjtdB)

366 >>> A new draft animal protection law has suggested breeds with certain problems, including spinal injuries, could be banned.

Must exterminate to protect?

These 'people' are insane.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at March 28, 2024 12:30 AM (cOq4q)

367 ...I thought there were specialist that can train dogs to be quiet. Have you tried looking on Yelp? Posted by: Rex B at March 28, 2024 12:25 AM (5h/8D)


That would require listening to a Geddy Lee vocal.

Pass.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 28, 2024 12:30 AM (e6UQI)

368 Saw a “Jack Straw” tweet listed on Woodsterman blog this evening. Out Jack Straw?

Posted by: French Jeton at March 28, 2024 12:31 AM (NXBpJ)

369 - you are being charged with drunk in public!
- I was drunk in a bar! They, threw me into public! I don't want to be drunk in public!

Posted by: Ron White at March 28, 2024 12:31 AM (y7zkd)

370 The most sophisticated part of a loaf of bread is the upper crust.

Posted by: Ciampino - You're toast at March 28, 2024 12:33 AM (qfLjt)

371 mindful, Good tidings for your consult.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2024 12:34 AM (btjTs)

372 RFK Jr. going to pull lefties away from Biden. He may get more votes than Biden.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2024 12:37 AM (btjTs)

373 All hell breaks loose at an airport in Paris as illegals try to stop a deportation:

https://tinyurl.com/ycxnb5nr

Posted by: Ciampino - You're toasted at March 28, 2024 12:37 AM (qfLjt)

374 RFK Jr. going to pull lefties away from Biden. He may get more votes than Biden.
Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2024 12:37 AM (btjTs)

He's going to have to get himself on a lot more ballots than he is currently.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 28, 2024 12:38 AM (tkR6S)

375 One of my Labs barked so seldom I thought initially her vocal cords were damaged. She never opened up unless there was a reason thus I paid instant attention when she did.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 28, 2024 12:38 AM (KATBx)

376 Woman plunges 141ft from a bungee jump platform without a rope in terrifying new extreme sport in New Zealand


https://tinyurl.com/4mj6ed9m

Posted by: Ciampino - Because bungee jumping isn't extreme enough at March 28, 2024 12:41 AM (qfLjt)

377 Hilarious moment King's Guard shout 'make way' at PIGEONS in front of bemused royal fans outside Buckingham Palace

https://mol.im/a/13245627

Posted by: Ciampino - My loaf for you is rising at March 28, 2024 12:44 AM (qfLjt)

378 One of my Labs barked so seldom I thought initially her vocal cords were damaged. She never opened up unless there was a reason thus I paid instant attention when she did.
Posted by: irongrampa at March 28, 2024 12:38 AM (KATBx)

Inspector's family had an Airedale Like that. The only time he made noise was when someone who didn't belong in the fenced back yard was there. Then he more roared than barked.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 28, 2024 12:45 AM (XjtdB)

379 The closer the election gets the harder the wait. I'm sick of no wall and Oh, NYC mayor said illegals don't need to worry about money. If they max out their cards they will get new ones. And all this Tranny crap and on and on.

We'll either get Trump or we'll get hell. Either way it will be clear.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2024 12:46 AM (btjTs)

380 Posted by: Ciampino - My loaf for you is rising at March 28, 2024 12:44 AM (qfLjt)

They probably don't get to shout that phrase much anymore and didn't want to lose the opportunity just because no one was actually in the way.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 28, 2024 12:46 AM (XjtdB)

381 Ohio preschool girl, four, is taken off life support after being admitted to hospital with 'common cold' that triggered a fatal stroke and severe brain swelling

https://mol.im/a/13245277

Posted by: Ciampino - My reflex comment: vaxx at March 28, 2024 12:47 AM (qfLjt)

382 Quote #1...

There's a reason the death penalty used be be enforced:
1) deter others
2) get rid of those it doesn't deter

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 12:48 AM (ynpvh)

383 381 Ohio preschool girl, four, is taken off life support after being admitted to hospital with 'common cold' that triggered a fatal stroke and severe brain swelling

https://mol.im/a/13245277

Posted by: Ciampino - My reflex comment: vaxx at March 28, 2024 12:47 AM (qfLjt)

Was she vaxxed?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 12:49 AM (ynpvh)

384 Woman plunges 141ft from a bungee jump platform without a rope in terrifying new extreme sport in New Zealand


https://tinyurl.com/4mj6ed9m
Posted by: Ciampino - Because bungee jumping isn't extreme enough at March 28, 2024 12:41 AM (qfLjt)

Smiles broadly.

Posted by: zombie Charles Darwin at March 28, 2024 12:49 AM (tkR6S)

385 Nickelodeon was infiltrated by PREDATORS, records reveal. Channel employed FIVE convicted child molesters and two other accused pedophiles to work on set of kids shows

https://mol.im/a/13223263

Posted by: Ciampino - Stud muffin at March 28, 2024 12:49 AM (qfLjt)

386 Woman plunges 141ft from a bungee jump platform without a rope in terrifying new extreme sport in New Zealand

Posted by: Ciampino - Because bungee jumping isn't extreme enough at March 28, 2024 12:41 AM (qfLjt)


Just another example of how we live soft lives today and have to seek death-defying excitement. Other generations had war for their 'death-defying excitement'.

Posted by: RickZ at March 28, 2024 12:51 AM (emlEe)

387 386 Woman plunges 141ft from a bungee jump platform without a rope in terrifying new extreme sport in New Zealand

Posted by: Ciampino - Because bungee jumping isn't extreme enough at March 28, 2024 12:41 AM (qfLjt)

Just another example of how we live soft lives today and have to seek death-defying excitement. Other generations had war for their 'death-defying excitement'.

Posted by: RickZ at March 28, 2024 12:51 AM (emlEe)

I prefer a quiter life myself. Life hasn't afforded me that pleasure.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 12:52 AM (ynpvh)

388 Putin rounds up illegal migrants to send to the frontline in Ukraine as Vladimir exploits Moscow massacre anti-migrant backlash to find more cannon fodder

https://mol.im/a/13245241

Posted by: Ciampino - I'll have naan of that at March 28, 2024 12:52 AM (qfLjt)

389 Knife-wielding FOX employee RUNS AMOK inside the famed Los Angeles studio lot

https://mol.im/a/13245847

Posted by: Ciampino - I'll have naan of that! at March 28, 2024 12:54 AM (qfLjt)

390 Posted by: Ciampino - My loaf for you is rising at March 28, 2024 12:44 AM (qfLjt)

Every day life in a lot of places probably provided at least occasional times of heart stopping terror. Who knew it was something people would actually crave?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 28, 2024 12:54 AM (XjtdB)

391 Whoops, meant to reply to RickZ.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 28, 2024 12:55 AM (XjtdB)

392 Remember this guy with the squatting tips?
Venezuelan migrant influencer, who sparked fury with TikTok squatting tips, is a fugitive after fleeing ICE custody, as he posts snotty sobbing clip over his account being suspended

https://mol.im/a/13245009

Posted by: Ciampino - That's a no-grainer at March 28, 2024 12:56 AM (qfLjt)

393 Funny how so many are 'autistic' these days when 30 years ago I had never even heard the term.
Alberta judge greenlights euthanasia for 27-year-old autistic woman DESPITE objections from her dad, who says she's healthy - just 'vulnerable' due to mental health problems

https://mol.im/a/13244691

Posted by: Ciampino - That's a no-grainer ? at March 28, 2024 12:58 AM (qfLjt)

394 Wasn't Freddie Gray Mr. NYC Loosie?

Posted by: SFGoth at March 28, 2024 12:59 AM (KAi1n)

395 Trans Woman, 35, who changed gender THREE TIMES using drugs and surgery wants people to stop treating 'transitioning' as taboo: 'It's just experimenting and exploring the body'

https://mol.im/a/13245289

Posted by: Ciampino - That crotch must be a smelly mess at March 28, 2024 01:00 AM (qfLjt)

396 388 Putin rounds up illegal migrants to send to the frontline in Ukraine as Vladimir exploits Moscow massacre anti-migrant backlash to find more cannon fodder
https://mol.im/a/13245241
Posted by: Ciampino -
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Excellent idea.
Doing work the Russians don't want to do.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2024 01:00 AM (btjTs)

397 That radical so-called animal protection law is not only in Europe. A version was recently voted down in New Hampshire. The AKC's legislative alert group have been doing a goid job informing us. The activists are relentless -- they seek the abolition of pets.

Posted by: Ordinary American at March 28, 2024 01:01 AM (qwbMu)

398 395 Trans Woman, 35, who changed gender THREE TIMES using drugs and surgery wants people to stop treating 'transitioning' as taboo: 'It's just experimenting and exploring the body'

https://mol.im/a/13245289

Posted by: Ciampino -
-------------------------

Volunteer it to Putin.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2024 01:01 AM (btjTs)

399 Wasn't Freddie Gray Mr. NYC Loosie?

Posted by: SFGoth at March 28, 2024 12:59 AM (KAi1n)


Eric Garner.

Posted by: RickZ at March 28, 2024 01:01 AM (emlEe)

400 Sacramento declares itself a sanctuary city for transgender people, after multiple GOP-run states banned surgeries and hormone treatments for children

https://mol.im/a/13245499

I hope this turns out as successful as sanctuary-city status did for NYC and Chicago

Posted by: Ciampino - Don't worry, you can crust me at March 28, 2024 01:03 AM (qfLjt)

401
One of my mother's very young girlfriends, only in her early '80s, just got out of the hospital. Early Sunday morning, she got up to go to the bathroom. She couldn't get up. Blurred vision, and "dizziness". Standing up, she said her body just couldn't balance itself.

Anyway, she spent two days in the hospital. They haven't figured it out. She can get around now. She was dehydrated they said, but MRI showed "white matter increases" in her brain compared to the last scans they had on file. They have her on some sort of cardio monitor now (the new ones just have a sensor that sticks on your chest, and a smart phone like device you just need to keep in range of).

Anyway, she went on a rant about the mRNA injectable products. Her doctor nagged and nagged her to take it. She did, and regrets it. About 3 weeks after getting it, she got Covid. And has now had it a total of 3 times since.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (w6EFb) at March 28, 2024 01:03 AM (w6EFb)

402 Saw a “Jack Straw” tweet listed on Woodsterman blog this evening. Out Jack Straw?
Posted by: French Jeton at March 28, 2024 12:31 AM (NXBpJ)


Don't, Jack likes to keep it on the down low.

Posted by: filler at March 28, 2024 01:03 AM (vNEiP)

403 As a matter of fact that is a country that will accept all the rif raff
that Kalorama has let in. Ship them to Putin an let him put them on the front lines. Or ship them to Ukraine, what they hey? Or being equitable 50/50.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2024 01:03 AM (btjTs)

404 Antarctic 'super vortex' is speeding up ice melt due to climate change

https://mol.im/a/13245019

Posted by: Ciampino - I'm so worried for the penguins that I can't sleep at March 28, 2024 01:04 AM (qfLjt)

405 Geez. The ongoing progress of my life, jobs, making ends meet. I've done enough "thrills" for this, and several other lives.

Rappelling off of a 28 story building, on gear that *I* had rigged, and no one else had touched? Sure, no problem.

DIVING over a 140 ft. chasm on gear I knew nothing about, and that someone else had (supposedly) "rigged" ?

Not one chance in hell. Fuck, I barely trust a well established commercial Zip Line, when I've already seen Fatty McGhetto ride a couple minutes before me.

Tandem skydiving? Sure. 'Cause if I die, Mr./Ms. Instructor dies, a nanosecond after.

They're motivated to excel.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 28, 2024 01:04 AM (e6UQI)

406 Woman, 35, who changed gender THREE TIMES using drugs and surgery wants people to stop treating 'transitioning' as taboo: 'It's just experimenting and exploring the body'

Posted by: Ciampino - That crotch must be a smelly mess at March 28, 2024 01:00 AM (qfLjt)


Like the people who have a limb cut off because it feels right.

The people voluntarily becoming paraplegic are truly sick. 'It's who I am!' Yeah sure, Cupcake.

Posted by: RickZ at March 28, 2024 01:05 AM (emlEe)

407
Anyway, as my mother's friend put, the docs have no idea what happened, what's wrong, and are just throwing stuff up against the wall.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (w6EFb) at March 28, 2024 01:05 AM (w6EFb)

408 Eric Garner.
Posted by: RickZ

Ahh. What infrastructure was named after him?

Posted by: SFGoth at March 28, 2024 01:05 AM (KAi1n)

409 So, Sondland represents Ukraine. They all represent someone, except for the American people.

It's just the state of the game. It's like a child, but on a grander scale, where you're dealing with a ton of adults, instead of one little guy you can judiciously spank from time to time. But the same standard holds - spare the rod and spoil the child.

We never hanged even one of these motherfuckers when it would have made a difference, and now we have... this gross efflorescence of corruption.

If I'm ever in charge, it won't happen again. Public corruption will carry consequences so dire that no one will dare.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 28, 2024 01:05 AM (0FoWg)

410 SHOCKING report reveals criminal ILLEGALS given 7 TIMES MORE taxpayer-funded assistance than suffering military families

https://tinyurl.com/2xsnvpmc

Posted by: Ciampino - Now that pisses me off at March 28, 2024 01:06 AM (qfLjt)

411 Ahh. What infrastructure was named after him?

Posted by: SFGoth at March 28, 2024 01:05 AM (KAi1n)


It happened on Staten Island, the 'Republican' borough. So nothing.

Posted by: RickZ at March 28, 2024 01:08 AM (emlEe)

412 >>>Anyway, she went on a rant about the mRNA injectable products. Her doctor nagged and nagged her to take it. She did, and regrets it. About 3 weeks after getting it, she got Covid. And has now had it a total of 3 times since.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley
----------------------

Well they screwed us there. Hope she gets better.

My buddy has an unidentified problem. At the supper table he pulled a McConnell. He could hear his wife talking but couldn't respond, couldn't chew the food that was in his mouth. She slapped him it didn't help. A few minutes he came around.
Been to the hospital, tests, monitor like the lady above. They're waiting for another event so that they may score it.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2024 01:09 AM (btjTs)

413 Hundreds of cops line Long Island street to salute hearse carrying slain cop Jonathan Diller as thug nicknamed ‘killa’ is marched into court in connection to shooting

https://mol.im/a/13246255

We hear that child-killers and child-molesters don't last long in prison. What about cop killers?

Posted by: Ciampino - Round the back and a .22 in the cerebellum at March 28, 2024 01:10 AM (qfLjt)

414 393 Funny how so many are 'autistic' these days when 30 years ago I had never even heard the term.
Alberta judge greenlights euthanasia for 27-year-old autistic woman DESPITE objections from her dad, who says she's healthy - just 'vulnerable' due to mental health problems

https://mol.im/a/13244691

Posted by: Ciampino - That's a no-grainer ? at March 28, 2024 12:58 AM (qfLjt)

Coming to Soviet America one day. All those who believe in the Constitution HAVE to be insane, right?
I'm sure there are plenty of judges (like Engoron) would be more than happy to carry lefist water in making their dream a reality.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 01:11 AM (ynpvh)

415 I'm glad I'm old. This shit is geometric, now. I don't see how it ends.

Posted by: kalneva at March 28, 2024 01:11 AM (UYxwR)

416 395 Trans Woman, 35, who changed gender THREE TIMES using drugs and surgery wants people to stop treating 'transitioning' as taboo: 'It's just experimenting and exploring the body'

https://mol.im/a/13245289

Posted by: Ciampino - That crotch must be a smelly mess at March 28, 2024 01:00 AM (qfLjt)

Gerbils shiver at that.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 01:11 AM (ynpvh)

417 Funny how so many are 'autistic' these days when 30 years ago I had never even heard the term.
Alberta judge greenlights euthanasia for 27-year-old autistic woman DESPITE objections from her dad, who says she's healthy - just 'vulnerable' due to mental health problems

https://mol.im/a/13244691
Posted by: Ciampino - That's a no-grainer ? at March 28, 2024 12:58 AM (qfLjt)

I would not bet that the judge in that case is unfamiliar with the taste of penis.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 28, 2024 01:12 AM (tkR6S)

418 Former WH lawyer confirms he, behind Trump's back, organized threats of mass resignations to successfully thwart Trump from appointing an acting attorney general (@JeffClarkUS) who would seriously investigate 2020 election.

https://t.co/MEqDUEm6aI

This is the sort of scum that I want to see splattered somewhere (literally or figuratively when/if Trump gets back in.

Posted by: Ciampino - Kneecapped x 2; lop off fingers both hands; slit nose at March 28, 2024 01:12 AM (qfLjt)

419 Nickelodeon was infiltrated by PREDATORS, records reveal. Channel employed FIVE convicted child molesters and two other accused pedophiles to work on set of kids shows
Posted by: Ciampino


* nods *

Posted by: zombie Willie Sutton at March 28, 2024 01:13 AM (DgGvY)

420 415 I'm glad I'm old. This shit is geometric, now. I don't see how it ends.

Posted by: kalneva a
---------------------------

I do I want it settled.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2024 01:13 AM (btjTs)

421 400 Sacramento declares itself a sanctuary city for transgender people, after multiple GOP-run states banned surgeries and hormone treatments for children

https://mol.im/a/13245499

I hope this turns out as successful as sanctuary-city status did for NYC and Chicago

Posted by: Ciampino - Don't worry, you can crust me at March 28, 2024 01:03 AM (qfLjt)

I remember when a younger brother, at just shy of 5 years of age, wanted to be a fire truck. He loved the hose, the red color, and the ability to move about on wheels. So in this day and age, I guess he'd have a hose surgically attached to his body and wheels added, sorta like a motaur...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 01:14 AM (ynpvh)

422 I'll also add that their are too many Guinea ex-pats from Brooklyn to tolerate that shit; The Verrazano Bridge is not called The Guinea Gangplank fer nothin'. Many mafiosi also live on the Island.

Posted by: RickZ at March 28, 2024 01:15 AM (emlEe)

423 How are ya, Horde???

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at March 28, 2024 01:15 AM (Sgq8y)

424 Houston Mayor John Whitmire says city is 'broke' after decades of overspending that has stopped them from being able to pay firefighters

https://mol.im/a/13245311

How about not paying useless shit like politicians and maybe teachers can get reduced pay?

Posted by: Ciampino - Funny how it's always firefighters and cops who don't get paid at March 28, 2024 01:15 AM (qfLjt)

425 Bush hurt Perot, not vice versa.

Posted by: SFGoth at March 28, 2024 01:16 AM (KAi1n)

426 My buddy has an unidentified problem. At the supper table he pulled a McConnell. He could hear his wife talking but couldn't respond, couldn't chew the food that was in his mouth. She slapped him it didn't help. A few minutes he came around.
Been to the hospital, tests, monitor like the lady above. They're waiting for another event so that they may score it.
Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2024 01:09 AM (btjTs)

Sounds like a petit mal epileptic seizure. Patient simply zones out for a brief period.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 28, 2024 01:18 AM (tkR6S)

427 423 How are ya, Horde???

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at March 28, 2024 01:15 AM (Sgq8y)

Evenin', Debby. Doing fine (as well as can be expected). Yourself?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 01:18 AM (ynpvh)

428 If a functional society ever rises again from ours, it needs to build a prison for corrupt government officials where the living envy the dead. It's the only way to prevent what happened to us.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 28, 2024 01:18 AM (0FoWg)

429 ...This is the sort of scum that I want to see splattered somewhere (literally or figuratively when/if Trump gets back in. Posted by: Ciampino - Kneecapped x 2; lop off fingers both hands; slit nose at March 28, 2024 01:12 AM (qfLjt)


Am not clicking on your link. Don't wanna be responsible for what I would do, after reading that.

Aero Pinochet is TOO GOOD an end for such as that.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 28, 2024 01:19 AM (e6UQI)

430 Chapter 11 bankruptcy on table for nationwide restaurant chain
Red Lobster.

https://tinyurl.com/r5cryacu

Posted by: Ciampino - Not a fishy story at March 28, 2024 01:21 AM (qfLjt)

431 429
...

Aero Pinochet is TOO GOOD an end for such as that.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 28, 2024 01:19 AM (e6UQI)

Some of those medieval methods were quite ingenious as they were cruel. Sometimes the old ways are best.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 01:21 AM (ynpvh)

432 Aero Pinochet is TOO GOOD an end for such as that.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at March 28, 2024 01:19 AM (e6UQI)

Maybe if the chopper was circling over the lava lake on Mt. Kilauea.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 28, 2024 01:21 AM (tkR6S)

433
I realize the day before my mother's "mild stroke" she had a "glitch". I'm kicking myself for not recognizing it. But they tell me, there was probably nothing that getting her in a day earlier really would've done. Might, but likely not.

A brief episode of sitting at the dinner table, talking, then sort of momentarily glitching, "blah, blah, bssuzzzzzpburbr....blah, blah". I even saw a brief left side facial droop. She recovered, the event lasted only a second or two.

Anyway, you see a loved one do that, get them to the ER stat, and get their brain scanned.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (w6EFb) at March 28, 2024 01:21 AM (w6EFb)

434 SFG Willie would have won straight up against Poppy. Straight up gainst Perot?

Posted by: filler at March 28, 2024 01:21 AM (vNEiP)

435 430 Chapter 11 bankruptcy on table for nationwide restaurant chain
Red Lobster.

https://tinyurl.com/r5cryacu

Posted by: Ciampino - Not a fishy story at March 28, 2024 01:21 AM (qfLjt)

Sounds like I'd better use my gift card soon...
Well, it was actually for my wife, but, well...I'll take the kids.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 01:22 AM (ynpvh)

436 Chapter 11 bankruptcy on table for nationwide restaurant chain
Red Lobster.

https://tinyurl.com/r5cryacu
Posted by: Ciampino - Not a fishy story at March 28, 2024 01:21 AM (qfLjt)

They are floundering?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 28, 2024 01:22 AM (tkR6S)

437
Correction, right side facial droop. Damage due to the fall on Feb 20th was to the left side of her brain. That's speech and language.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (w6EFb) at March 28, 2024 01:23 AM (w6EFb)

438 436 Chapter 11 bankruptcy on table for nationwide restaurant chain
Red Lobster.

https://tinyurl.com/r5cryacu
Posted by: Ciampino - Not a fishy story at March 28, 2024 01:21 AM (qfLjt)

They are floundering?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 28, 2024 01:22 AM (tkR6S)

It happens when an organization is being a little shellfish.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 01:24 AM (ynpvh)

439 Save us!!!

Posted by: Cheddar Bay Biscuits at March 28, 2024 01:24 AM (4I/2K)

440 Earlier today: Massive fire, explosion reported at Comfuel gas station in Bowling Green, Kentucky

https://tinyurl.com/2p43ynsw

Posted by: Ciampino - Not a fishy story ... at March 28, 2024 01:24 AM (qfLjt)

441 Also earlier today: Dali cargo ship suffered 'severe electrical problem' while docked in Baltimore days prior to bridge collapse crash that saw it suffer 'total power failure, loss of engine failure', port worker says

https://mol.im/a/13246079

Posted by: Ciampino - Not a fishy story .... at March 28, 2024 01:25 AM (qfLjt)

442 441 Also earlier today: Dali cargo ship suffered 'severe electrical problem' while docked in Baltimore days prior to bridge collapse crash that saw it suffer 'total power failure, loss of engine failure', port worker says

https://mol.im/a/13246079

Posted by: Ciampino - Not a fishy story .... at March 28, 2024 01:25 AM (qfLjt)

It's those damned melting clocks. They mess up everything.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 01:26 AM (ynpvh)

443 ...Maybe if the chopper was circling over the lava lake on Mt. Kilauea. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 28, 2024 01:21 AM (tkR6S)


Icelandic volcanoes.

I don't want THOSE bastards to ever know the blessings of U.S. territory, ever again, even THEN.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 28, 2024 01:26 AM (e6UQI)

444 If a functional society ever rises again from ours, it needs to build a prison for corrupt government officials where the living envy the dead. It's the only way to prevent what happened to us.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 28, 2024 01:18 AM (0FoWg)


Exposure to wild beasts, or even rabid trannies, would be entertaining. We have plenty of Vespasian Amphitheaters to make that happen. We can take that original Star Trek episode about a society built around Ancient Rome, with televised gladiator fights and the like and take it one step further.

Posted by: RickZ at March 28, 2024 01:26 AM (emlEe)

445 439 Save us!!!

Posted by: Cheddar Bay Biscuits at March 28, 2024 01:24 AM (4I/2K)

Don't worry; you'll be called Cheddar GAY Rainbow Biscuits after the reorg.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 01:26 AM (ynpvh)

446 I successfully milled out the firing pin channel on the replacement P38 slide this afternoon, and now the original flat firing pin fits, and slides freely in the channel. A little polishing is in order.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 28, 2024 01:27 AM (tkR6S)

447 Some of those medieval methods were quite ingenious as they were cruel. Sometimes the old ways are best.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 01:21 AM (ynpvh)


Hanging, drawing and quartering had a profound effect on curbing treasonous activity. It wasn't quick. Unless you were lucky and somehow managed to break your neck in the hanging process. The corpse was still drawn and quartered, though.

Posted by: RickZ at March 28, 2024 01:31 AM (emlEe)

448 436 Chapter 11 bankruptcy on table for nationwide restaurant chain
Red Lobster.

https://tinyurl.com/r5cryacu
Posted by: Ciampino - Not a fishy story at March 28, 2024 01:21 AM (qfLjt)

They are floundering?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 28, 2024 01:22 AM (tkR6S)

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Long John Silver musseled in on their market.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 28, 2024 01:32 AM (bo7UB)

449 It's interesting that Dice seems to have issues with Israel's take-down of Hamas. It's not really about Shapiro or Owens, is it? Did he also have issues with the events of Oct. 7th? How does he feel about the 1948 establishment of Israel? Just axin'.

Posted by: Born Free at March 28, 2024 01:33 AM (6kqgf)

450
I saw a video (Daily Mail). The Dali suffered about two electrical failures as it veered into the bridge support. Lights went out, black smoke billowing (some emergency restart procedure), recovered, then lights out again and boom.

The pilot got a "Mayday" broadcast out. Likely saved some lives, as they started to block traffic on the bridge. But those poor people on the bridge, including some construction workers were not so lucky.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (w6EFb) at March 28, 2024 01:33 AM (w6EFb)

451 "Israel Has Created a New Standard for Urban Warfare."
I sure HOPE that barbaric, immoral terrorism does not become a new standard for urban warfare, but hey, that's just what a Satanic people do, eh?!

Posted by: Kauf at March 28, 2024 01:34 AM (K99w4)

452 Conjoined twin Abby Hensel is now married.
Well no, they are both married, there's no escaping that.

https://tinyurl.com/3wp9fv6u

Posted by: Ciampino - making love must be weird for the guy at March 28, 2024 01:35 AM (qfLjt)

453 Chapter 11 bankruptcy on table for nationwide restaurant chain Red Lobster.

Red Lobster's in the red?

Posted by: SFGoth at March 28, 2024 01:35 AM (KAi1n)

454 Perot didn't want to be president. He wanted to stick it to Bush.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2024 01:35 AM (btjTs)

455 Dali cargo ship suffered 'severe electrical problem' while docked in Baltimore days prior to bridge collapse crash
Posted by: Ciampino


Well, heck, what are the odds of that happening twice in a week?

Posted by: mikeski at March 28, 2024 01:36 AM (DgGvY)

456 Sounds like I'd better use my gift card soon...
Well, it was actually for my wife, but, well...I'll take the kids.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 01:22 AM (ynpvh)

Just had the same thought on gift card

Posted by: a dude in MI at March 28, 2024 01:37 AM (+I6Y/)

457 The Hensel twins have really overcome a pretty tough life circumstance. Not cool to joke about them.

Posted by: SFGoth at March 28, 2024 01:37 AM (KAi1n)

458 The Dali was a single engine, single propeller ship.

Main engine goes, the ship has no "forward", or REVERSE.

Aux generators might have powered hydraulics, for rudder control.

Betcha the fire-up and pressurize time cycle for those, was about the same for "impact"

Betcha TWICE, that ZERO engineering crew, even glanced at those systems. They were ALL focused on re-starting the Main.

Ooops. Ooopsie.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston TX

Posted by: Jim at March 28, 2024 01:38 AM (e6UQI)

459 300 In my experience, ALL dogs get weak hind legs when they get old.

Posted by: mnw at March 27, 2024 11:50 PM (NLIak)
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Many cats too. They ether can't jump as well or not at all in old age. Hip arthritis is nasty.

Posted by: Ciampino - it pains me to see animals in chronic pain at March 28, 2024 01:39 AM (qfLjt)

460 The Dali was a 'pick up' ship with a 'pick up' crew.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2024 01:39 AM (btjTs)

461 I haven't been to Red Lobster in decades. I forgot all about them. I can't remember if they are any good or not.

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at March 28, 2024 01:42 AM (sAmhv)

462 The Dali was a 'pick up' ship with a 'pick up' crew.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2024 01:39 AM (btjTs)


Apparently, twenty bucks, same as in town, applies.

Posted by: RickZ at March 28, 2024 01:43 AM (emlEe)

463 It's interesting that Dice seems to have issues with Israel's take-down of Hamas. It's not really about Shapiro or Owens, is it? Did he also have issues with the events of Oct. 7th? How does he feel about the 1948 establishment of Israel? Just axin'.
Posted by: Born Free at March 28, 2024 01:33 AM (6kqgf)

Huh? I wish Israel would take down Hamas. Hamas still lives. I couldn't care less about Shapiro or Owens. They're meatheads. Who doesn't disagree with barbarians raping and murdering normies? The 1948 establishment of Israel was fine, but the Jews and Brits were too optimistic about the post-colonial civil order. I hope that answers your weird line of questions.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 28, 2024 01:44 AM (0FoWg)

464 Aux generators might have powered hydraulics, for rudder control.

Betcha the fire-up and pressurize time cycle for those, was about the same for "impact"

Betcha TWICE, that ZERO engineering crew, even glanced at those systems. They were ALL focused on re-starting the Main.

Ooops. Ooopsie.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston TX
Posted by: Jim at March 28, 2024 01:38 AM (e6UQI)

Rudder control alone won't help if you are drifting with the current, and don't have steerage way. I have not seen any reports yet on the state of the tide, or speed of the river current.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 28, 2024 01:44 AM (tkR6S)

465 Looks like they got it firing twice, one time 3 to 5 seconds.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2024 01:48 AM (btjTs)

466
It's those damned melting clocks. They mess up everything.
Posted by: jim
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Llama shit. That stuff corrodes everything.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 28, 2024 01:50 AM (XeU6L)

467 The entire "is or is not terrorism/sabotage" lunacy is missing the forest for the trees. Namely...this is the Port of Baltimore. From a critical infrastructure standpoint, nationally, the port is a non entity. GSX coal will have to do some reroutes, if the channel is still closed six weeks from now Domino sugar will have some problems, and Mitsubishi and Subaru are having a bad day. The trucking snarl this will cause is bad, but not insurmountable. That's...about it.

Compare to, say, blocking the Sabine ship channel at the mouth. Two of the five largest refineries in America are cut off, and gas nationally jumps at least a buck a gallon overnight and continues to rise. The largest LNG export terminal in the country is down. The military loses a solid third of its outload capability through Beaumont and Port Arthur.

How about blocking Angels Gate at LA-Long Beach. Or God forbid hit the LPG facility in San Pedro. A tactical nuke would do less damage. Can do this all day, with a really long list of MCI/KI before getting within light years of anything in Baltimore. Yes, what happened was a tragedy. The cold truth is in the national maritime scheme of things, Baltimore is small ball.

Posted by: SeaWorldActual at March 28, 2024 01:50 AM (tgcOw)

468 Conjoined twin Abby Hensel is now married.

According to the article, the woman who controls the right half of their body got married. Does the wedding ring go on her/their right hand, then?

I suppose so, since that woman doesn't "have" a left hand, and that's where you'd wear a wedding ring if you'd lost your left hand/arm. But then the ring isn't sending the "I'm spoken for" signal since she seems to have a left hand to everyone else.....

Posted by: mikeski wonders how his brain works, sometimes at March 28, 2024 01:52 AM (DgGvY)

469 Many cats too. They ether can't jump as well or not at all in old age. Hip arthritis is nasty.

Posted by: Ciampino - it pains me to see animals in chronic pain at March 28, 2024 01:39 AM (qfLjt)

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

* Our old kitties (14+ back in the day) have entered the chat *

We had to provide a step-stool to help them get up on our bed every night for the bed-time ritual ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Blood-Bath-and-Beyond angel investor at March 28, 2024 01:52 AM (NNq22)

470 452 Conjoined twin Abby Hensel is now married.
Well no, they are both married, there's no escaping that.

https://tinyurl.com/3wp9fv6u

Posted by: Ciampino - making love must be weird for the guy at March 28, 2024 01:35 AM (qfLjt)

"The sisters are both teaching fifth grade in Minnesota."

Good thing they aren't assigned different classes...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 01:53 AM (ynpvh)

471
I got interested in the history of "mayday" as the standard distress call. It comes from the French "m'aidez"/"m'aider" meaning "help me".

Some Brit came up with it in the '20s, and anglicized it as "may day". Like the phonetic alphabet, the idea is to come with a spoke phrase (group of phonemes) that are easily recognizable and can be understood, without ambiguity, by everyone on the channel.

The standard format is "Mayday, mayday, mayday!", indentify your vessel, "Mayday, mayday, mayday", identify vessel, position, then description of emergency.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (w6EFb) at March 28, 2024 01:54 AM (w6EFb)

472 ...Rudder control alone won't help if you are drifting with the current, and don't have steerage way. I have not seen any reports yet on the state of the tide, or speed of the river current. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 28, 2024 01:44 AM (tkR6S)

The ship was reported to have attained 8 point something knots, under power. Seven point something, at impact.

The river current was.. let's guess. 4 knots? That's a FAST current. Enough to leave "bow waves" around dock pilings.

Ship HAD steerage. Even if marginally. But with zero hydraulics, it had no RUDDER.

And with no power, it could not apply THRUST against the rudder to sharpen the turn.

I have helmed, often single handed, what might be considered an astonishing array of sailboats, all single engined, of a wide, wide variety of keel and rudder hull-plans.

Worst of them all, the Catalina 38 ft. Mk II design. The "walk to port" required about a 120 degree stationary offset before power was applied. When stern steerageway was achieved, you MIGHT just have the hull aligned with the marina fairway.

And you'd best be a deft hand with throttle and wheel and wind and current.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 28, 2024 01:55 AM (e6UQI)

473 Hiya

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2024 01:55 AM (fwDg9)

474 453 Chapter 11 bankruptcy on table for nationwide restaurant chain Red Lobster.

Red Lobster's in the red?

Posted by: SFGoth at March 28, 2024 01:35 AM (KAi1n)

They'd like to be in the Black, but some would consider that cultural appropriation.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 01:56 AM (ynpvh)

475 Conjoined twin Abby Hensel is now married.

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

There's soft throuples and then there's hard throuples.

I'm trying to imagine sex and children.

Or even worse, divorce ...

/Just being a smart-ass -- I hope it works out for all involved. Crazy ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Blood-Bath-and-Beyond angel investor at March 28, 2024 01:59 AM (NNq22)

476 At Doug Ross journal ( Bad Blue)
10 most destructive Americans
https://tinyurl.com/ye2m8b2a

Not sure I could argue

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2024 01:59 AM (fwDg9)

477 471
I got interested in the history of "mayday" as the standard distress call. It comes from the French "m'aidez"/"m'aider" meaning "help me".

Some Brit came up with it in the '20s, and anglicized it as "may day". Like the phonetic alphabet, the idea is to come with a spoke phrase (group of phonemes) that are easily recognizable and can be understood, without ambiguity, by everyone on the channel.

The standard format is "Mayday, mayday, mayday!", indentify your vessel, "Mayday, mayday, mayday", identify vessel, position, then description of emergency.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (w6EFb) at March 28, 2024 01:54 AM (w6EFb)

https://youtu.be/xacdDrylrek

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 02:01 AM (ynpvh)

478 Sea World Actual.

Had the 9/11 planes aimed into the Golden Triangle, at the right points?

"Shutdown" would be the POLITE term for the results.

And that's all I'll say about that, here.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 28, 2024 02:01 AM (e6UQI)

479 Ship HAD steerage. Even if marginally. But with zero hydraulics, it had no RUDDER.

And with no power, it could not apply THRUST against the rudder to sharpen the turn.

I have helmed, often single handed, what might be considered an astonishing array of sailboats, all single engined, of a wide, wide variety of keel and rudder hull-plans.

Worst of them all, the Catalina 38 ft. Mk II design. The "walk to port" required about a 120 degree stationary offset before power was applied. When stern steerageway was achieved, you MIGHT just have the hull aligned with the marina fairway.

And you'd best be a deft hand with throttle and wheel and wind and current.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at March 28, 2024 01:55 AM (e6UQI)

But with only 3 to 4 knots net steerage, any deflection they could apply to the rudder would take longer to bring the vessel's head around. Time that they didn't have. They were basically fucked the first time they lost power.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 28, 2024 02:02 AM (tkR6S)

480 At Doug Ross journal ( Bad Blue)
10 most destructive Americans
https://tinyurl.com/ye2m8b2a
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Easily worth the read.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 28, 2024 02:03 AM (XeU6L)

481 475 Conjoined twin Abby Hensel is now married.

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

There's soft throuples and then there's hard throuples.

I'm trying to imagine sex and children.

Or even worse, divorce ...

/Just being a smart-ass -- I hope it works out for all involved. Crazy ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Blood-Bath-and-Beyond angel investor at March 28, 2024 01:59 AM (NNq22)

The original Siamese Twins, the Bunker twins, were both married to separate woman and had tons of kids EACH.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Chang_and_Eng_Bunker

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 02:04 AM (ynpvh)

482 The original Siamese Twins, the Bunker twins, were both married to separate woman and had tons of kids EACH.
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Married sisters, did they not? Can't remember...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 28, 2024 02:05 AM (XeU6L)

483 It's interesting that Dice seems to have issues with Israel's take-down of Hamas. It's not really about Shapiro or Owens, is it? Did he also have issues with the events of Oct. 7th? How does he feel about the 1948 establishment of Israel? Just axin'.
Posted by: Born Free at March 28, 2024 01:33 AM (6kqgf)

Huh? I wish Israel would take down Hamas. Hamas still lives. I couldn't care less about Shapiro or Owens. They're meatheads. Who doesn't disagree with barbarians raping and murdering normies? The 1948 establishment of Israel was fine, but the Jews and Brits were too optimistic about the post-colonial civil order. I hope that answers your weird line of questions.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 28, 2024 01:44 AM (0FoWg)


Shapiro's a malevolent dwarf, while Owens I know nothing about, and have no interest in learning more. You're right about the over-optimism. But Mark Dice surprised me. I didn't expect him to be anti-Israel. C'est la vie!

Posted by: Born Free at March 28, 2024 02:06 AM (6kqgf)

484 482 The original Siamese Twins, the Bunker twins, were both married to separate woman and had tons of kids EACH.
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Married sisters, did they not? Can't remember...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 28, 2024 02:05 AM (XeU6L)

Intertubes say yes.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 02:07 AM (ynpvh)

485 I sure HOPE that barbaric, immoral terrorism does not become a new standard of warfare

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I've tried to read a lot of history books, but I'm sure you can dust off the hoary old time where they describe the Old Way of civilized, moral mass slaughter.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 28, 2024 02:08 AM (0FoWg)

486 Posted by: Born Free at March 28, 2024 02:06 AM (6kqgf

*facepalm*

Mark Dice. I thought you were talking about my nic. I should've figured I'm not so important for random commenters to care about my opinions on the Middle East.

But I'm VAIN, dammit!!!

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 28, 2024 02:11 AM (0FoWg)

487 ...They were basically fucked the first time they lost power. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 28, 2024 02:02 AM (tkR6S)

Yep. 'Cause when the first lost power, they also lost rudder.

Every luxury yacht I've ever crewed, BOTH aux generators were UP and ONLINE and (even redundantly) powering all electrical and hydraulic systems, before the vessel ever left the dock.

Even if one of the two Main Engines coughed, the aux gennies kept the load off the other Main.

Once out of the transit channel? Hit the power panel, shift all load to the mains, and give the aux gennies their rest.

Approaching the dock. Port gennies on odd numbered days, Starboard on the evens. Kept the Hobbs Meters for engine hours, happy enough.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 28, 2024 02:11 AM (e6UQI)

488 Chang and Eng occassionally got into fist-fights, which was apparently distressing to witness.

'Siamese twins' is easier to pronounce than 'Thailandese twins'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 28, 2024 02:12 AM (XeU6L)

489 * Our old kitties (14+ back in the day) have entered the chat *

We had to provide a step-stool to help them get up on our bed every night for the bed-time ritual ...
Posted by: ShainS -- Blood-Bath-and-Beyond angel investor at March 28, 2024 01:52 AM (NNq22)


Unfortunately, most do not think of that when their pets are young and prone to jumping around. Helping them not jump around too much while young helps later in life or at least I think every little bit helps later on. For in-house exercise, cat ramps and not cat stairs, e.g. Swinging bridges, spiral ramps up cat trees, stuff like that. You can also get a cat's jumping around out of its system with controlled cat 'catch and kill' play.

Posted by: RickZ at March 28, 2024 02:15 AM (emlEe)

490 My cat is 21. American Bobtails, FTW.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 28, 2024 02:17 AM (0FoWg)

491 Not sure I could argue
Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2024 01:59 AM (fwDg9)


Soros needs to be in the top ten. His progressive District Attorney/Attorney General/Secretary of State purchases have a lot to do with where we are politics/criminal justice-wise. That puts him in the Top 10, if not the Top 5, IMHO.

Posted by: RickZ at March 28, 2024 02:22 AM (emlEe)

492
I'm reading about this. "Mayday" is to be used only in "grave and imminent" circumstances. As Johnny Carson used to say, "I did not know this", but "Pan pan", is the lesser call. Pan-pan is used when one has a problem and needs assistance, but it is not grave and imminent.

Now, to look up the history of "Pan-pan".

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (w6EFb) at March 28, 2024 02:32 AM (w6EFb)

493 The Dali was a 'pick up' ship with a 'pick up' crew.
Posted by: Braenyard

Surreal

Posted by: SFGoth at March 28, 2024 02:33 AM (KAi1n)

494 Japanese builders don't speak 'kick back'.
Posted by: Braenyard

Like Polynikes pointed out above, projects on that scale will be conducted in a way that the Zaibatsu get to wet their beaks. But Japanese builders do speak "Yakuza," and they are as prevalent in construction as La Cosa Nastra until recently. The Yakuza even go after the Zaibatsu, creating chaos at investors' meetings and intimidating their way to alter company policy and direct some yen their way. They've even got their hooks into Japanese professional wrestling, in addition to a number of actual, legitimate sports.

Posted by: John Drake at March 28, 2024 02:33 AM (3Gdb3)

495
Apparently, according to B'more news sources, six of the missing workers are Hispanic and from South of the Border. Two of their bodies have been recovered.

Now we can press ahead with the viral meme that the Key Bridge collapse was RACISS! Look for AOC to seize upon that, stupidly, and for Pete Buttgiggity to sport a smug look on his face for days on end.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 28, 2024 02:34 AM (xG4kz)

496 457 The Hensel twins have really overcome a pretty tough life circumstance. Not cool to joke about them.
Posted by: SFGoth at March 28, 2024 01:37 AM (KAi1n)

Is it okay to be curious? I mean, they put themselves on television to show off their rare condition. Seems like some questions are fair game.

Nobody here wishes anything for them but the best.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at March 28, 2024 02:34 AM (sRfrW)

497 I'm reading about this. "Mayday" is to be used only in "grave and imminent" circumstances. As Johnny Carson used to say, "I did not know this", but "Pan pan", is the lesser call. Pan-pan is used when one has a problem and needs assistance, but it is not grave and imminent.

Now, to look up the history of "Pan-pan".
Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (w6EFb) at March 28, 2024 02:32 AM (w6EFb)


Mmmm! Imminent gravy!

Posted by: Homer Simpson at March 28, 2024 02:35 AM (tkR6S)

498
The Dali was a 'pick up' ship with a 'pick up' crew.
Posted by: Braenyard


"My favorite kind of both!"

-- Sandra "My Port is Ready for Storming" Fluke

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 28, 2024 02:37 AM (xG4kz)

499 495:Pete Buttgiggity to sport a smug look on his face for days on end.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM)



TBF, that's just how he looks.

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at March 28, 2024 02:37 AM (sAmhv)

500 "My favorite kind of both!"

-- Sandra "My Port is Ready for Storming" Fluke

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 28, 2024 02:37 AM (xG4kz)


She's been dredged so many times no container ship would hit any walls.

Posted by: RickZ at March 28, 2024 02:38 AM (emlEe)

501 The standard format is "Mayday, mayday, mayday!"
Posted by: publius

That's a bit faster and easier to say than "Holy shit! holy shit! holy shit!". Though there is "Ohfuck! Ohfuck! Ohfuck!" but that could be subject to misinterpretation.

Posted by: SFGoth at March 28, 2024 02:39 AM (KAi1n)

502 Pete Buttgiggity to sport a smug look on his face for days on end.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM)
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TBF, that's just how he looks.

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at March 28, 2024 02:37 AM (sAmhv)


But he is a smug asshole, TBF.

Posted by: RickZ at March 28, 2024 02:40 AM (emlEe)

503 Well, time for bed. Night, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 28, 2024 02:41 AM (tkR6S)

504 All of them are despicable.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2024 02:42 AM (btjTs)

505
A "Mayday" call means "The shit has hit the fan here, people is about to die!" "Pan-pan" means "we's got big problems here, but nobody is about die".

A false "Mayday" call is a grave offense.

I was reading some of the standard procedures instruction for doing a Mayday call. "Remain calm", "Do not panic" is sprinkled all throughout the procedure instructions.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (w6EFb) at March 28, 2024 02:43 AM (w6EFb)

506 Jim at March 28, 2024 02:01 AM (e6UQI)

Hundred percent on all. I'm limiting to only open source material for discussion. Spent several very interesting years with the post 9/11 CG unit that used to live on Harborside in your neck of the woods. This stuff will make you lose sleep once you really understand.

Posted by: SeaWorldActual at March 28, 2024 02:48 AM (tgcOw)

507 And regarding Slow Joe's recollection of riding the rails, it was just a senior moment. He was recalling the days when he was a "bo"(where did you think his son's name came from?) as A Number 1, the most enterprising hobo across Depression-era America. In his wake followed a young up-and-coming would-be expert on transportation, the man we now know as Pete Buttiegieg.

Their story was dramatized in the epic film "Emperor Of The North," where Lee Marvin portrayed Biden and Ernest Borgnine as the savage railroad "Bull" who fought to the death with Biden while screaming "This one's for Cornpop!"

Posted by: John Drake at March 28, 2024 02:51 AM (3Gdb3)

508 >> Though there is "Ohfuck! Ohfuck! Ohfuck!" but that could be subject to misinterpretation.

I remember reading the last words of pilots as recorded by the flight data recorders before a crash. It's mostly "Oh, shit."

Interestingly, it's usually said calmly, with fatalistic reservation. "Oh, shit", this is it. We've bought the farm.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (w6EFb) at March 28, 2024 02:54 AM (w6EFb)

509 Ramadan lights will be on display in central London over the Easter weekend - the most important festival in the Christian calendar. The country we grew up in is fast disappearing.

https://tinyurl.com/4c95p529

Posted by: Ciampino - How about quiet pushing? Pork? at March 28, 2024 02:55 AM (qfLjt)

510 'night AOP.

-----------Ramadan can go Fitself.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2024 02:57 AM (btjTs)

511 508
Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (w6EFb) at March 28, 2024 02:54 AM (w6EFb)
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I also like watching those aircraft videos of faiures and crashes, particularly the Mentour Pilot series with the Swede ( ? ) Petter.

Posted by: Ciampino - Funny how small things can escalate at March 28, 2024 02:58 AM (qfLjt)

512 Robert F. Kennedy Jr. VP pick Nicole Shanahan helped route millions to pro-migrant, anti-cop groups

https://trib.al/rVEGWqz

Posted by: Ciampino - Another communist? at March 28, 2024 03:00 AM (qfLjt)

513 Didn't think Kennedy would pick someone that nuts.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2024 03:02 AM (btjTs)

514 Pro-choice Democrat marylin lands gives anti-abortion rethugliKKKans a post natal abortion in alabama winning state house seat in rethug district by 63%!

Posted by: raimondo at March 28, 2024 03:02 AM (ISosK)

515 509 Ramadan lights will be on display in central London over the Easter weekend - the most important festival in the Christian calendar. The country we grew up in is fast disappearing.

https://tinyurl.com/4c95p529
Posted by: Ciampino



And some national fake day, a Tranny Day of Whatever is Sunday. You know, Resurrection Sunday. Easter. One of the High Holy Days in Christianity.

Romans 1:18-32

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at March 28, 2024 03:03 AM (sAmhv)

516 515
And some national fake day, a Tranny Day of Whatever is Sunday. You know, Resurrection Sunday. Easter. One of the High Holy Days in Christianity.

Romans 1:18-32

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at March 28, 2024 03:03 AM (sAmhv)
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As long as they don't try and crash church services with trannies and keep away, who cares. Otherwise it would be a good time to kill all cams and do a bit od skull splitting.

Posted by: Ciampino - Tabasco to the fartclam at March 28, 2024 03:12 AM (qfLjt)

517 The original Siamese Twins, the Bunker twins, were both married to separate woman and had tons of kids EACH.
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Married sisters, did they not? Can't remember...
Posted by: Mike Hammer

Intertubes say yes.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia)


Which makes their children not just each other's cousins, but double cousins, as it should be.

Posted by: mikeski at March 28, 2024 03:16 AM (DgGvY)

518 Pete Buttgiggity to sport a smug look on his face for days on end.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM)

TBF, that's just how he looks.
Posted by: Puddleglum


Resting Smug Face.

Slightly better than the other one, but equally likely to get punched.

Posted by: mikeski at March 28, 2024 03:18 AM (DgGvY)

519 Didn't think Kennedy would pick someone that nuts.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2024 03:02 AM (btjTs)


Once a Demoncrat, always a Demoncrat.

Honestly, I can never understand a word of what Kennedy is saying. He could be solving The Unified Field Theory in one sentence and I still wouldn't understand his words. He needs a voice-box, like Hawking. Not that I want him to win or anything.

Posted by: RickZ at March 28, 2024 03:22 AM (emlEe)

520 I'm overtime, y'all have a good evening.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2024 03:23 AM (btjTs)

521 426
Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2024 01:09 AM (btjTs)

Sounds like a petit mal epileptic seizure. Patient simply zones out for a brief period.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 28, 2024 01:18 AM (tkR6S)
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Some statins cause both short term and long term memory loss, not necessarily at the same time.

Posted by: Ciampino - Was I going upstair when called?s or downstairs at March 28, 2024 03:27 AM (qfLjt)

522 Pro-choice Democrat marylin lands gives anti-abortion rethugliKKKans a post natal abortion in alabama winning state house seat in rethug district by 63%!
Posted by: raimondo
*****
Trump won with 200,000 votes. Turn out for this was 6,000.
Republicans aren't serious voters. If we were, no Democrat could win anything.

Posted by: torabora at March 28, 2024 03:51 AM (+80Yi)

523 []i[Some statins cause both short term and long term memory loss, not necessarily at the same time.
Posted by: Ciampino

Yeah, I was under the impression that statins were not the optimal med for some reason.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 28, 2024 03:51 AM (IG4Id)

524 PIXY 'S NOOD IS UP

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2024 04:02 AM (fwDg9)

525 Interesting blog of a ships captain with the pilot going up the waterway a few hours before the container ship hit the bridge.
Probably find it on Google. It shows how much experience it takes to tread the needle up that canal to Baltimore. You don't steer a ship like a truck. Lots of knowledge in knowing where to set the ruder and those ships don't react that quickly with a rudder change. And to have all power go out a the last moment, your fucked or lucky. Emergency power just turns on the lighting.
With unlimited dollars from the government, I'd bet the replacement will look like the Sunshine bridge south the St. Pete. All the remaining parts of the bridge will be replaced with wider roadways. Having traveled that bridge many times, the roadway was fairly narrow. Much like the harbor bridge (two bridges actually) east of Baltimore.
Which are probably about the same age.

Posted by: Colin at March 28, 2024 04:30 AM (/z/eU)

526 Thanks for the reminder that Mark Dice is a dishonest, grifting hack.
Another reason to dislike the 'talking head' format of political discourse. I'm pretty much only watching the 'New Culture forum' these days.

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