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No, Children, You're Wrong. Once Upon A Time There Was An ONT

Welcome to Thursday night! Here's some fun facts you didn't know about Nelson Mandela:

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Heroes

Split-Second Decision by Hero Police Officers Saved 'Numerous Lives' in Baltimore Bridge Disaster


According to The Baltimore Banner, the Dali sent a distress signal as it began to lose power, which was picked up by the Coast Guard.

Maryland Transportation Authority Police then stepped in to contain the situation.

The officers were monitoring the stricken container ship Dali as it experienced a power failure and drifted disastrously off course towards the Key Bridge.

At 1:27 a.m., a call came over the dispatch radio that the Singapore-flagged Dali cargo vessel had lost steering and was on a collision course with the bridge. “There’s a ship approaching that just lost their steering. So until they get that under control we gotta stop all traffic,” the dispatch officer stated over the radio.

A second officer quickly moved into position on the south end and successfully stopped northbound traffic.

These two as yet unnamed MTA officers, with a bare 90 seconds warning, managed to close the bridge and ensure that there was no traffic when the boat hit. They even remembered the work crew that was on the bridge and started to go get the workers, but they just didn't have time, and 6 of the 8 men who were working on the bridge lost their lives. Many commuters could have joined them if not for the quick thinking of the officers. I'm glad to see the officers getting the recognition they deserve.

Related: The effects of the Baltimore bridge collapse will be horrific. Let me break it down.

How will the complete shutdown of a port that employs 15,300 people directly and 140,000 overall affect a city of a half-million people like Baltimore? What about the loss of $400 million in taxes for a state that's already facing a budget crisis?

And once businesses redirect their routes to different ports and work out the logistics, how many will come back to Baltimore in the years ahead?

For car and light truck traffic, there are 2 tunnels you can take instead of the bridge. For heavy trucks, the option is to go west around the city on the beltway. It will add about 20 miles to your trip. All 3 routes are already crowded, the extra traffic is going to increase commute times dramatically.

The bigger problem is the loss of the port. Baltimore harbor is shut down (see map), all of the port facilities are behind the bridge. That's 450 million in lost tax revenue for a city that's already financially teetering. Couple that with the 150K jobs that depend either directly or indirectly on the port traffic...It's bad. Really, really bad.

@MAtt_bracken48.jfif Source of map: @Matt_bracken48


Doom


America’s Stunning Embrace Of Paganism Signals The End Of This Country As We Know It

So if we have entered a post-Christian era in the West and are facing a return, in modern guises, of paganism, what does that mean for America? It means the end of America as we know it, and the emergence of something new and terrifying in its place.

America was founded not just on certain ideals but on a certain kind of people, a predominantly Christian people, and it depends for its survival on their moral virtue, without which the entire experiment in self-government will unravel. As Christianity fades in America, so too will our system of government, our civil society, and all our rights and freedoms. Without a national culture shaped by the Christian faith, without a majority consensus in favor of traditional Christian morality, America as we know it will come to an end. Instead of free citizens in a republic, we will be slaves in a pagan empire.

Perhaps that sounds dramatic, but it is true nevertheless. There is no secular utopia waiting for us in the post-Christian, neopagan world now coming into being — no future in which we get to retain the advantages and benefits of Christendom without the faith from which they sprang. Western civilization and its accoutrements depend on Christianity, not just in the abstract but in practice. Liberalism relies on a source of vitality that does not originate from it and that it cannot replenish. That source is the Christian faith, in the absence of which we will revert to an older form of civilization, one in which power alone matters and the weak and the vulnerable count for nothing.

What awaits us on the other side of Christendom, in other words, is a pagan dark age. Here, in the third decade of the 21st century, we can say with some confidence that this dark age has begun.

Hmmm... There's something I read once...it's right on the tip of my tongue...

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

-John Adams

Oh yeah, that's it.


News From The Hat


State of Canadian Armed Forces' combat readiness growing worse, government report warns


Only 58 per cent of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) would be able to respond if called upon in a crisis by NATO allies right now — and almost half of the military's equipment is considered "unavailable and unserviceable" — says a recent internal Department of National Defence (DND) presentation obtained by CBC News.

The presentation, which touches on everything from readiness and equipment to recruiting and ammunition supplies, is dated Dec. 31, 2023.

It's the latest comprehensive snapshot of the state of the military.

The overview paints an alarming picture of the forces' decline in readiness — one that's even worse than the figures presented in last year's federal budget documents.

We failed in 1812, but things are looking good if we want to have another go at capturing Canada.


Today's Cartoon


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For those who speak American and not English:

Gotta love England. It's the only place I know where even decent and moral people can pop a couple of faggots in their mouth and then suck on a nice fag afterwards.

Miscellaneous Links

The 10 The Who Songs That Conquered The 1970s

Can't really argue with the list, but I would have put Baba O’Riley at #1. That's a song that always makes me crank the volume and step down on the accelerator. And I also agree that 'By Numbers' is a criminally overlooked album.

Keys woman stalked neighbor for nearly 2 years after victim honked at peacocks, cops say

Unfortunately her name isn't Karen.


Blue State Blues: What Javier Milei Understands that Joe Biden Does Not

Argentina is looking better and better these days.


And that's about all I have time for. Sorry, but my day is booked, I have a funeral, a meeting with a client, a chamber event and then a birthday party. My friend wants me to say a few words at his mom's funeral, and I never even met the woman. I figure I'll just say a few lines and then quote Donne. Still, kinda awkward.

Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by private events:

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Comments

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1 Another plunge into the ONT depths

Posted by: Ciampino - Bloody 'experts' again ... at March 28, 2024 09:58 PM (qfLjt)

2 Good evening everyone.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 28, 2024 09:58 PM (XASq/)

3 Foist

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 28, 2024 09:59 PM (RIvkX)

4 Evening.

Posted by: Robert at March 28, 2024 09:59 PM (Zp+Xh)

5 Curses!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 28, 2024 09:59 PM (RIvkX)

6 The Infamous Oxford Comma...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 10:00 PM (ynpvh)

7 Top 10!

Posted by: Matthew Kant Cipher at March 28, 2024 10:00 PM (kOluj)

8 Sure glad I don't have to carry the burden of being first.

Posted by: javems at March 28, 2024 10:01 PM (8I4hW)

9 Nice WD, thanks!
The MD police were really on the ball, good on them!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana - again! ~ at March 28, 2024 10:01 PM (hOUT3)

10 I called ‘em, po-russki.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 28, 2024 10:01 PM (9yWhg)

11 Yay!

Posted by: GWB at March 28, 2024 10:01 PM (69JzL)

12 Eight is bad enough.

Posted by: javems at March 28, 2024 10:01 PM (8I4hW)

13 Much of Balmer was already a shithole.

Closing of the port facilities isn't going to help.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 28, 2024 10:02 PM (XASq/)

14 Good evening horde. Thanks WD. On to the content...

Posted by: TRex at March 28, 2024 10:02 PM (IQ6Gq)

15 Okay, everybody settle down and sober up. Time to get serious so we can fully appreciate tonight's important ONT.

Sober up. Blah ha hah. Who'm I talkin' to?


Howdy, y'all.

Posted by: mindful webworker - accidentally on purpose at March 28, 2024 10:02 PM (YdVca)

16 Peanuts does Boston

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxtgJIQk1Ec

Posted by: Martini Farmer at March 28, 2024 10:02 PM (Q4IgG)

17 Couple that with the 150K jobs that depend either directly or indirectly on the port traffic...It's bad. Really, really bad.

Don't worry, the Mayor of Baltimore will make sure that white people suffer the most.

After all, it's his job.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 28, 2024 10:03 PM (YAtuc)

18 all of the port facilities are behind the bridge
Which makes it all the more baffling as to why it wasn't being escorted by tugs past that bridge.

Posted by: GWB at March 28, 2024 10:03 PM (69JzL)

19 15 Okay, everybody settle down and sober up. Time to get serious so we can fully appreciate tonight's important ONT.
Sober up. Blah ha hah. Who'm I talkin' to?
Howdy, y'all.
Posted by: mindful webworker - accidentally on purpose


You're not the Boss of ME!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana - again! ~ at March 28, 2024 10:03 PM (hOUT3)

20 Willowed:

184 Dang, there's someone posting Nazi-era type cartoons about Joos on the Instapundit open thread. Joos as spiders, hooknoses, etc.

Posted by: Archimedes

Posted by: Archimedes at March 28, 2024 10:03 PM (CsUN+)

21 Closing of the port facilities isn't going to help.

Apparently for months and months.

It's amazing how we took the smooth functioning of society for granted, and now it is all coming apart.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 28, 2024 10:04 PM (YAtuc)

22 I understand that it will take time to rebuilt a bridge. But the harbor doesn't require a new bridge to resume operations - just a clear waterway. How long could it take to cut up/drag the broken pieces out of the way?

Posted by: TRex at March 28, 2024 10:05 PM (IQ6Gq)

23 We failed in 1812, but things are looking good if we want to have another go at capturing Canada.

The problem with conquering Canada is that you'd then have Canada. And Canadians. The Canadians we already have here are bad enough.

Posted by: Ryan Seacrest's Sweaty Love Tunnel at March 28, 2024 10:05 PM (J3RK/)

24 I'll reckon there are a lot of things about Nelson Mandela that I never knew..

Posted by: huerfano at March 28, 2024 10:06 PM (VGOMa)

25 Good evening horde and awesome ONT wd

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 28, 2024 10:06 PM (RIvkX)

26 I understand that it will take time to rebuilt a bridge. But the harbor doesn't require a new bridge to resume operations - just a clear waterway. How long could it take to cut up/drag the broken pieces out of the way?

I assume it's because you won't be moving ships through a channel filled with barges and cranes as they rebuild.

Posted by: Archimedes at March 28, 2024 10:06 PM (CsUN+)

27 22 As long as necessary for the requisite graft to take place.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 28, 2024 10:06 PM (9yWhg)

28 "there was no traffic when the boat hit" -- Is that right? None? First I've heard that. Amazing.

Posted by: mindful webworker - soberly at March 28, 2024 10:07 PM (YdVca)

29 So when you say a "chamber event", you're talking about going to some kinky S&M club, right?

Posted by: Robert at March 28, 2024 10:07 PM (yuRGs)

30 Dang, there's someone posting Nazi-era type cartoons about Joos on the Instapundit open thread. Joos as spiders, hooknoses, etc.

There's a couple of posters in particular who make a habit of it.

Apparently they keep changing IP addresses to keep from being blocked, but you'd think Reynolds would invest in a minimum-wage intern to block stuff in real-time to discourage them.

He works at a university, after all - easy to find students willing to work odd hours for low wages.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 28, 2024 10:07 PM (YAtuc)

31 "there was no traffic when the boat hit" -- Is that right? None? First I've heard that. Amazing.

Cops did an excellent job of closing the bridge.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 28, 2024 10:08 PM (YAtuc)

32 I understand that it will take time to rebuilt a bridge. But the harbor doesn't require a new bridge to resume operations - just a clear waterway. How long could it take to cut up/drag the broken pieces out of the way?
Posted by: TRex


Yeah, seems clearing the channel could be accomplished in short order. (under a month)....then my cynical brain wonders who would feather their bed by dragging it out.

Posted by: Some Rat at March 28, 2024 10:08 PM (vJiyU)

33 18 all of the port facilities are behind the bridge
Which makes it all the more baffling as to why it wasn't being escorted by tugs past that bridge.
Posted by: GWB at March 28, 2024 10:03 PM (69JzL)


Story I heard was that the tugs charge one hellacious rate per minute when actually in towing service, so to save a few bucks, the tugs were told to cast off and return to port.

Also, saw a photo ID purporting to be that of the the Dali's captain indicating he was Ukrainian, funny I have not seen that again. Later "news" said it was a pickup crew comprised of dot Indians?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana - again! ~ at March 28, 2024 10:08 PM (hOUT3)

34 Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.
And by "religious" he meant Christian.

Posted by: GWB at March 28, 2024 10:08 PM (69JzL)

35 184 Dang, there's someone posting Nazi-era type cartoons about Joos on the Instapundit open thread. Joos as spiders, hooknoses, etc.

Posted by: Archimedes
Posted by: Archimedes at March 28, 2024 10:03 PM (CsUN+)

I think I know who it is without looking.

Insty's commentors aren't nearly as interesting as Ace's but he attracts more and more regular trolls.

Posted by: Robert at March 28, 2024 10:10 PM (yuRGs)

36 Also, saw a photo ID purporting to be that of the the Dali's captain indicating he was Ukrainian, funny I have not seen that again. Later "news" said it was a pickup crew comprised of dot Indians?

Apparently the Uke captain was a few years ago.

The harbor pilots would have been in control of the ship in any case.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 28, 2024 10:10 PM (YAtuc)

37 34 Christian and Jewish

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 28, 2024 10:10 PM (9yWhg)

38 There will be so much graft off this bridge it will make Chicago blush.

Also I give zero fucks if Baltimore suffers. They voted for this,

Posted by: Montec at March 28, 2024 10:10 PM (hxe/1)

39 So when you say a "chamber event", you're talking about going to some kinky S&M club, right?
Posted by: Robert


That, or he's hitting the range.

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

40 Willowed: Dang, there's someone posting Nazi-era type cartoons about Joos on the Instapundit open thread. Joos as spiders, hooknoses, etc.
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Yes, they've got either a bunch of trolls or one guy socking e.g. a leftist, a white power type, et alia regenerating Disqus accounts with every banning -- probably every second day or so.

Disqus report them/him as applicable e.g. for hate content; just posts an IMAGE, call it spam; no actionable Disqus complaint, then report him for Impersonation that might stick as a complaint from a new account with only a few comments made ["That's not the real J*hnny!"]. Then block as accumulated blocks also go towards Disqus-style banhammering.

Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s) at March 28, 2024 10:10 PM (2yu8s)

41 The bigger problem is the loss of the port.

Then it sounds like, if Baltimore is smaaaht, they'll be working 24/7 to get the remains of the bridge moved out so they have at least one lane of shipping traffic that can pass.

Unless Joey will give them graft from the Fed trough.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 10:11 PM (ynpvh)

42 Welp, Granddaughter #2 just snuck a big gulp of Papa's 'grape Kool-Aid'.

She choked it down somehow and I must say her eyes did water some.

She had to have her first drink of blackberry moonshine at some point I guess.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 28, 2024 10:11 PM (XASq/)

43 15 Okay, everybody settle down and sober up. Time to get serious so we can fully appreciate tonight's important ONT.

Sober up. Blah ha hah. Who'm I talkin' to?


Howdy, y'all.

Posted by: mindful webworker - accidentally on purpose at March 28, 2024 10:02 PM (YdVca)

I've had sobering experiences several times in my life; most involved the porcelain god.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 10:12 PM (ynpvh)

44 Yeah, seems clearing the channel could be accomplished in short order. (under a month)....then my cynical brain wonders who would feather their bed by dragging it out.
Posted by: Some Rat at March 28, 2024 10:08 PM (vJiyU)


Clear the channel, resume port operations while rebuilding the bridge from both landward ends, with an alternate shipping channel, then open the alternate channel and rebuild the new bridge over the old channel.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana - again! ~ at March 28, 2024 10:12 PM (hOUT3)

45 Matt Walsh @MattWalshBlog 6h
The mayor of Baltimore on white people he deems racist: "Me being in this position means that their way of thinking, their way of life of being comfortable while everyone else suffers, is at risk. And they should be afraid because that’s my purpose in life.”

Not only is he issuing threats to his own constituents, but he's taking the time to do this right in the middle of one of the worst catastrophes Baltimore has suffered in years. Looks like Baltimoreans elected yet another ridiculous, petty, racist buffoon to run their city.

Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s) at March 28, 2024 10:12 PM (2yu8s)

46 22 I understand that it will take time to rebuilt a bridge. But the harbor doesn't require a new bridge to resume operations - just a clear waterway. How long could it take to cut up/drag the broken pieces out of the way?

Posted by: TRex at March 28, 2024 10:05 PM (IQ6Gq)

Of just ONE of the passageways for at least one ship at a time to get through...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 10:13 PM (ynpvh)

47 22 I understand that it will take time to rebuilt a bridge. But the harbor doesn't require a new bridge to resume operations - just a clear waterway. How long could it take to cut up/drag the broken pieces out of the way?

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A non union private company could get the waterway serviceable in 2 days and 5 million dollars. The government is going take 6 months and 40 billion dollars.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at March 28, 2024 10:13 PM (5jPmg)

48 The harbor pilots would have been in control of the ship in any case.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 28, 2024 10:10 PM (YAtuc)


And both were on board at the time.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana - again! ~ at March 28, 2024 10:14 PM (hOUT3)

49 28 "there was no traffic when the boat hit" -- Is that right? None? First I've heard that. Amazing.

Posted by: mindful webworker - soberly at March 28, 2024 10:07 PM (YdVca)

It's also about timing, as it 1:30 in the a.m. That helped.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 10:14 PM (ynpvh)

50 42 My mother used to talk about how my older brother, as a toddler, would empty our Dutch grandfather’s nearly empty beer cans.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 28, 2024 10:14 PM (9yWhg)

51 "And that's about all I have time for. Sorry..."

No problem, WD.

[[Dock half his pay!!]]

🫣

Posted by: mindful webworker - serially at March 28, 2024 10:14 PM (YdVca)

52 Love Rain O'r Me is Daltrey's best and one of the best Rock vocal performances.

Posted by: Little Larry Sellers at March 28, 2024 10:15 PM (zdYK9)

53 We failed in 1812, but things are looking good if we want to have another go at capturing Canada.
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Except our military is doing all the things [other than budget cuts] that's effing-up your military, leading to a lack of recruits and lack of retention.

Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s) at March 28, 2024 10:15 PM (2yu8s)

54 Not only is he issuing threats to his own constituents, but he's taking the time to do this right in the middle of one of the worst catastrophes Baltimore has suffered in years. Looks like Baltimoreans elected yet another ridiculous, petty, racist buffoon to run their city.
Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s)


And the sonofabitch will win in a landslide when he runs again.

Posted by: Some Rat at March 28, 2024 10:15 PM (vJiyU)

55 37 34 Christian and Jewish

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 28, 2024 10:10 PM (9yWhg)

NO standing. Hawaiian culture overides that.--Hawaiin Judge, Oh YEAH!

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 10:16 PM (ynpvh)

56 If Baltimore experienced horrible economic impact from this how would we know?

Posted by: Montec at March 28, 2024 10:16 PM (hxe/1)

57 Bridge collapse is an unlooked for opportunity. Use all that sweet graft to wall off the city and route everything around it.

Posted by: Snake Pliskin in Escape From Baltimore at March 28, 2024 10:16 PM (J3RK/)

58 I still want to know what cargo is on the merchant vessels that now can't get into B'more.

I'm sure they'll eventually be shunted off elsewhere, but what of their cargo? I expect some sort of ramifications.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at March 28, 2024 10:16 PM (Q4IgG)

59 Top 20. Now off to the content.

Posted by: Admiral spinebender at March 28, 2024 10:16 PM (duT0u)

60 Looking more and more every day that the Argies have got a very good leader now. Hope they hunt down the commies cocksuckers that nearly killed that wonderful country and assemble some lamp posts, rope, and commies.

Posted by: BifBewalski at March 28, 2024 10:16 PM (MsrgL)

61 I'd be curious to attend a wedding held in a public restroom.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 28, 2024 10:17 PM (bo7UB)

62 38 There will be so much graft off this bridge it will make Chicago blush.

Also I give zero fucks if Baltimore suffers. They voted for this,

Posted by: Montec at March 28, 2024 10:10 PM (hxe/1)

?
It wasn't a terror attack AFAIK. And the crew was not American either, nor the ship.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 10:17 PM (ynpvh)

63 17 Couple that with the 150K jobs that depend either directly or indirectly on the port traffic...It's bad. Really, really bad.

Don't worry, the Mayor of Baltimore will make sure that white people suffer the most.

After all, it's his job.
Posted by: The ARC of History!



I saw that earlier. Good to know that his laser like focus is on what's important, making white people uncomfortable.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at March 28, 2024 10:17 PM (ntk8v)

64 A non union private company could get the waterway serviceable in 2 days and 5 million dollars. The government is going take 6 months and 40 billion dollars.
Posted by: Lemmiwinks


"The oil fields will burn for two years!"
Red Adairs crew. "Watch us."

Posted by: Some Rat at March 28, 2024 10:18 PM (vJiyU)

65 57 Bridge collapse is an unlooked for opportunity. Use all that sweet graft to wall off the city and route everything around it.

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If only this comment section had a "like" button

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at March 28, 2024 10:18 PM (5jPmg)

66 24 I'll reckon there are a lot of things about Nelson Mandela that I never knew..

Posted by: huerfano at March 28, 2024 10:06 PM (VGOMa)
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And if you go there you'll never have that squeaky-clean vision, of that terr, again.

Posted by: Ciampino -Trust me, I know what I'm doing ...! at March 28, 2024 10:18 PM (qfLjt)

67 61 I'd be curious to attend a wedding held in a public restroom.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 28, 2024 10:17 PM (bo7UB)

Sounds shitty to me.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 10:19 PM (ynpvh)

68
"there was no traffic when the boat hit" -- Is that right? None? First I've heard that. Amazing.


What traffic there was visible on the video taken from south of the bridge leading up to the collapse moved from right to left -- in other words, in the southbound lanes. There were no moving vehicles visible on the span at the moment of collapse in the video.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 28, 2024 10:19 PM (xG4kz)

69 Rebuilding the bridge will take a while, but there’s no reason to keep the port closed. Haul the bridge debris out of the way and reopen the shipping channel. Shouldn’t take more than a week or two.

Posted by: Sven at March 28, 2024 10:19 PM (iXXRJ)

70 Sorry I'm late, the narwhal had a toothache.

Posted by: tankdemon at March 28, 2024 10:20 PM (JX8Ww)

71 Don't cry for me, Baltimore.
_Dali

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2024 10:20 PM (Rgfl3)

72 B'more should roll the dice, and make this an opportunity

For the length of time that the port remains closed, and till be bridge is rebuilt and back in service...use that time to do ALL the maintenance on the docks, piers, warehouses, container handling cranes, truck scales, and etc.

Widen and deepen the berths at those piers, set them up to handle the larger ships coming from the 2nd Panama Canal.

In short, kick the ports' ass into becoming the most high-speed, low-drag, cargo handling Super Port on the entire East Coast.

This, I believe, is how the most quickly recoup their losses from what's sure to be a two-year closure, maybe more.

*pours bourbon* ONT Greetings, Horde. CHEERS!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 28, 2024 10:20 PM (e6UQI)

73 So a ship rams into a bridge in Baltimore...

IT IS THE WHITE CHRISTIAN MALES THAT BUILT THE BRIDGE!!

Posted by: Nightwatch at March 28, 2024 10:20 PM (TDvv2)

74 What do you guys call meatballs?

I thought that was also the term for a bunch of green branches...I guess faggot is a very useful word?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 10:20 PM (ynpvh)

75 I understand that it will take time to rebuilt a bridge. But the harbor doesn't require a new bridge to resume operations - just a clear waterway. How long could it take to cut up/drag the broken pieces out of the way?

What's Up With Shipping has a new video that touches on that. The upshot is that there are at least 3 major jurisdictions and 3 salvage companies involved and no one person/entity that's actually in charge of the whole thing, so expect a clusterfuck.

Posted by: Ian S. at March 28, 2024 10:21 PM (7mYvx)

76 When do we start hearing about how many slaves were shipped in through the B'more port back in the day.

Posted by: davidt at March 28, 2024 10:21 PM (SYTee)

77 We failed in 1812, but things are looking good if we want to have another go at capturing Canada.


Dibs on Vancouver Island!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at March 28, 2024 10:21 PM (W/lyH)

78 Shouldn’t take more than a week or two.
Posted by: Sven at March 28, 2024 10:



3-4 months when you factor in DEI and payments to the big guy.

Posted by: Montec at March 28, 2024 10:21 PM (hxe/1)

79 Evening Jim...

Posted by: Nightwatch at March 28, 2024 10:22 PM (TDvv2)

80 64 A non union private company could get the waterway serviceable in 2 days and 5 million dollars. The government is going take 6 months and 40 billion dollars.
Posted by: Lemmiwinks


"The oil fields will burn for two years!"
Red Adairs crew. "Watch us."

Posted by: Some Rat
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The sum of it all.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2024 10:22 PM (Rgfl3)

81 69 Shouldn’t take more than a week or two.


In a competent and noncorrupt society, that is.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 28, 2024 10:22 PM (9yWhg)

82 "How long could it take to cut up/drag the broken pieces out of the way?
Posted by: TRex"

One to three months, per this guy
https://youtu.be/alpaDfnT-Bk

PJ Watson had a good vid too
https://youtu.be/YH17ZKRx4xQ

Posted by: mindful webworker - a lert at March 28, 2024 10:22 PM (YdVca)

83 My respect for Javier Milei continues to grow.

And that woman being stalked by the stunned c*** in Florida? You and your hubby better gun up, yesterday.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 28, 2024 10:23 PM (tkR6S)

84 61 I'd be curious to attend a wedding held in a public restroom.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 28, 2024 10:17 PM (bo7UB)
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61 I'd be curious to attend a wedding held in a public men's restroom.

There, fixed it.

Posted by: Ciampino - gotta have the urinal with free mints at March 28, 2024 10:23 PM (qfLjt)

85 All the evil white males who do bridge work and salvage work should say OK mayor, have at it without us.

Posted by: Montec at March 28, 2024 10:23 PM (hxe/1)

86 "How hard can it be?"

Posted by: Jeremy Clarkson at March 28, 2024 10:23 PM (IQ6Gq)

87 Great ONT! More serious than usual.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at March 28, 2024 10:23 PM (TirNb)

88 28 "there was no traffic when the boat hit" -- Is that right? None? First I've heard that. Amazing.
Posted by: mindful webworker - soberly



There is a video out there that shows several minutes (5-10, maybe) before the boat hit. There were quite a few vehicles on that bridge. Then, there wasn't and less than a minute later, the boat hit and the bridge collapse. Those cops did good. I'm probably off on the time frame.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at March 28, 2024 10:23 PM (ntk8v)

89 In short, kick the ports' ass into becoming the most high-speed, low-drag, cargo handling Super Port on the entire East Coast.

Sounds like the total embrace of white supremacy.
Fascist.

Posted by: Charm City Enthusiast at March 28, 2024 10:23 PM (J3RK/)

90 61 I'd be curious to attend a wedding held in a public restroom.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 28, 2024 10:17 PM (bo7UB)

"...To have and to hold, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, knee deep in piss and shit and gang signs scrawled on the bathroom walls and dodging weird advances from drunken aggressive homos..."

Posted by: Robert at March 28, 2024 10:24 PM (/WaC/)

91 The obvious answer to the problems in B'more is a tunnel under the water for the ships so they don't hit anything.

Designed by our ethnic DEI engineers and diverse women's studies transgenders.

Dug by white slaves. With spoons.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at March 28, 2024 10:24 PM (Q4IgG)

92 79 Evening Jim...

Posted by: Nightwatch at March 28, 2024 10:22 PM (TDvv2)

Hey, NW. How's it hanging?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 10:24 PM (ynpvh)

93 Dibs on Vancouver Island!!!
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I don't know -- it's full of libs and hippies, Diogenes.

Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s) at March 28, 2024 10:24 PM (2yu8s)

94 >>> Posted by: Charm City Enthusiast at March 28, 2024 10:23 PM (J3RK/)

*checks out hash*

Were you born a poor black child?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at March 28, 2024 10:25 PM (llON8)

95 18 all of the port facilities are behind the bridge
Which makes it all the more baffling as to why it wasn't being escorted by tugs past that bridge.
Posted by: GWB at March 28, 2024 10:03 PM (69JzL)

Tugs are staggeringly expensive, thousands of dollars an hour. Vessel owners and operators will typically only use tugs when a) conditions necessitate it or b) rules and regs require it. Neither applied here for an outbound transit once the ship was in the channel and under own power.

Posted by: SeaWorldActual at March 28, 2024 10:25 PM (5tQfr)

96 We failed in 1812, but things are looking good if we want to have another go at capturing Canada.

Given people in Toronto are being told to leave their car keys on their front porch at night so criminals can steal their cars without having to enter their home and shoot them there's a good shot we'd actually be greeted as liberators.

But only if it was us-us. The US government would immediately set about trying to teach the criminals how to be gay instead.

Posted by: Ian S. at March 28, 2024 10:25 PM (7mYvx)

97
From the aerial shots on the Baltimore area, if appears that the Sparrows Point location, which is outside of the blockaded portions of the Port of Baltimore, is where automobiles and trucks shipped through Baltimore are received or embarked.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 28, 2024 10:25 PM (xG4kz)

98 Dug by white slaves. With spoons.
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Shovel ready!!!

Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s) at March 28, 2024 10:25 PM (2yu8s)

99 84 61 I'd be curious to attend a wedding held in a public restroom.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 28, 2024 10:17 PM (bo7UB)
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61 I'd be curious to attend a wedding held in a public men's restroom.

There, fixed it.
Posted by: Ciampino - gotta have the urinal with free mints at March 28, 2024 10:23 PM (qfLjt)

But stay away if that's where they are throwing the bachelor's party.

Posted by: Just Tap Your Toes If You Are Lonely at March 28, 2024 10:26 PM (J3RK/)

100 "The oil fields will burn for two years!"
Red Adairs crew. "Watch us."

Posted by: Some Rat at March 28, 2024 10:18 PM (vJiyU)

Boots and Coots was in there as well, as I recall.

Posted by: javems at March 28, 2024 10:26 PM (8I4hW)

101 94 >>> Posted by: Charm City Enthusiast at March 28, 2024 10:23 PM (J3RK/)

*checks out hash*

Were you born a poor black child?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at March 28, 2024 10:25 PM (llON

Or maybe he works soda.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 10:26 PM (ynpvh)

102 I see there is a report out of the RCMP that Canada's future looks bleak with standards of living to drop dramatically over the next few years and most people being unable to afford a house or even condo.

But, more ominously, the people of Canada are likely to turn against their government because of misinformation and hate speech.

Which apparently has nothing to do with what I mentioned in the first paragraph

Posted by: 18-1 at March 28, 2024 10:26 PM (ibTVg)

103 Men's restroom. Private event. That gives me an idea.

Posted by: George Michael at March 28, 2024 10:27 PM (41CYW)

104 But Canada has very strict gun co trol. How can tht be in Toronto? 🤔

Posted by: Montec at March 28, 2024 10:27 PM (hxe/1)

105 The obvious answer to the problems in B'more is a tunnel under the water for the ships so they don't hit anything.

There was supposed to be a tunnel where that bridge was, they'd even started digging it. Then some bright engineer told the Democrats a bridge would cost like 1/4th as much and they could pocket the rest of the money.

Maritime experts had a betting pool on when a ship would knock that bridge over, because it's the only major port in the world with a bridge across the main shipping channel.

Posted by: Ian S. at March 28, 2024 10:27 PM (7mYvx)

106 92

Doing the best I can for the moment.

Thank you for asking.

Posted by: Nightwatch at March 28, 2024 10:27 PM (TDvv2)

107 Much of Balmer was already a shithole.

Closing of the port facilities isn't going to help.
Posted by: Tonypete at March 28, 2024 10:02 PM (XASq/)

Bring in one of those giant floating cranes, and some skilled welders and demolition operators, and you could have that ship channel cleared in a week. Just give the boss of the job carte blanche to do whatever it takes. No DEI bullshit, no environmental impact assessment, just get 'er done.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 28, 2024 10:28 PM (tkR6S)

108 Im a little shocked - Wife wants to go to shooting range and probably get a pistol for home. I guess we need to sign up for a class

Posted by: a dude in MI at March 28, 2024 10:28 PM (+I6Y/)

109 >>> 102 I see there is a report out of the RCMP that Canada's future looks bleak with standards of living to drop dramatically over the next few years and most people being unable to afford a house or even condo.

But, more ominously, the people of Canada are likely to turn against their government because of misinformation and hate speech.

Which apparently has nothing to do with what I mentioned in the first paragraph
Posted by: 18-1 at March 28, 2024 10:26 PM (ibTVg)

The first paragraph is malinformation.

Posted by: Jen Psaki at March 28, 2024 10:28 PM (llON8)

110 The aerial photo really shows what an amazing harbor Baltimore has. Too bad the residents have shit their nest and made the city violent and unlivable.

Posted by: Staying Home at March 28, 2024 10:28 PM (V5BDR)

111 94 >>> Posted by: Charm City Enthusiast at March 28, 2024 10:23 PM (J3RK/)

*checks out hash*

Were you born a poor black child?
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at March 28, 2024 10:25 PM (llON

Easily the best hash I've ever had. And fitting too. Only "AhOle" would be more accurate.

Posted by: Jerkier Than Jamaican Meat at March 28, 2024 10:29 PM (J3RK/)

112 Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.
And by "religious" he meant Christian.
Posted by: GWB

Weren't some of the Founders deists rather than Christians? And, I assume, you mean he meant no Jews?

Posted by: SFGoth at March 28, 2024 10:29 PM (KAi1n)

113 Maybe Biden will turn that portable pier around from Gaza and send it to Baltimore?
Naaaaa!
Who am I kidding?

Posted by: Diogenes at March 28, 2024 10:30 PM (W/lyH)

114 From the aerial shots on the Baltimore area, if appears that the Sparrows Point location, which is outside of the blockaded portions of the Port of Baltimore, is where automobiles and trucks shipped through Baltimore are received or embarked.

Correct. Amazon, FedEx, and the two automakers are all on Sparrows Point so they're good.

Posted by: Ian S. at March 28, 2024 10:30 PM (7mYvx)

115 91 The obvious answer to the problems in B'more is a tunnel under the water for the ships so they don't hit anything
: Martini Farmer at March 28, 2024 10:24 PM (Q4IgG)

There's already a pair of tunnels, granted they're the quality and cleanliness level you'd expect from Baltimore. The issue is HAZMAT isn't allowed in tunnels, so the trucks have to take the now unavailable bridge or go the long way around.

Posted by: SeaWorldActual at March 28, 2024 10:30 PM (5tQfr)

116 Dibs on Vancouver Island!!!
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I don't know -- it's full of libs and hippies, Diogenes.
Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s) at March 28, 2024 10:24 PM (2yu8s)

***

Heh.
Not after I'm finished.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 28, 2024 10:30 PM (W/lyH)

117
I'd be curious to attend a wedding held in a public restroom.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43)


I cleaned them during mornings for the better part of one summer.

No, you don't want that.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 28, 2024 10:30 PM (xG4kz)

118 Faggots in Gravy.

Heh.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 28, 2024 10:31 PM (aD39U)

119 >>> 105
==
Maritime experts had a betting pool on when a ship would knock that bridge over, because it's the only major port in the world with a bridge across the main shipping channel.
Posted by: Ian S. at March 28, 2024 10:27 PM (7mYvx)

I was wondering about that - seemed like a pretty big design flaw.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at March 28, 2024 10:31 PM (llON8)

120 Kids don't like their faggots too spicy, apparently.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 28, 2024 10:31 PM (aD39U)

121 I had a quasi conspiratorial moment that made me do a deep search of all of the shipyards in Baltimore and found NO Navy Sub Bases thank goodness.

Posted by: Nightwatch at March 28, 2024 10:32 PM (TDvv2)

122 Maritime experts had a betting pool on when a ship would knock that bridge over, because it's the only major port in the world with a bridge across the main shipping channel.
Posted by: Ian S.

What differentiates S.F.'s Golden Gate and Bay bridges?

Posted by: SFGoth at March 28, 2024 10:32 PM (KAi1n)

123 >>> 120 Kids don't like their faggots too spicy, apparently.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 28, 2024 10:31 PM (aD39U)

Yeah.... remember how quick monkeypox popped up and then vanished>

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at March 28, 2024 10:32 PM (llON8)

124 Maryland is a screwy state.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 28, 2024 10:33 PM (9yWhg)

125 NOTE NEW TIME

SpaceX - Falcon 9 - Starlink Group 7-18
SLC-4E - Vandenberg SFB
SpaceX is targeting Thursday, March 28 for a Falcon 9 launch of 22 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.
New Date: Liftoff is targeted for 8:32 p.m. PDT, March 28, (03:32 UTC, 04:32 CET March 29).

Following stage separation, the first stage will land on the Of Course I Still Love You droneship, which will be stationed in the Pacific Ocean.

https://tinyurl.com/bdmwukar

Posted by: Ciampino - make Space at March 28, 2024 10:33 PM (qfLjt)

126 115 91 The obvious answer to the problems in B'more is a tunnel under the water for the ships so they don't hit anything
: Martini Farmer at March 28, 2024 10:24 PM (Q4IgG)

There's already a pair of tunnels, granted they're the quality and cleanliness level you'd expect from Baltimore. The issue is HAZMAT isn't allowed in tunnels, so the trucks have to take the now unavailable bridge or go the long way around.

Posted by: SeaWorldActual at March 28, 2024 10:30 PM (5tQfr)

https://youtu.be/8C_g_IZASPM

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 10:33 PM (ynpvh)

127 Since there's no longer a Bethlehem steel mill at Sparrows Point, I wonder where the steel for the new bridge will be made.

Posted by: Cosda at March 28, 2024 10:33 PM (hn0eg)

128 Kids don't like their faggots too spicy, apparently.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 28, 2024 10:31 PM (aD39U)

Fuck you, kids love me.

Posted by: Mabe Galor at March 28, 2024 10:33 PM (5z/4K)

129 118 Faggots in Gravy.

Heh.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 28, 2024 10:31 PM (aD39U)

Woman wresting in jello >>> Women wrestling in mud >>> Faggots in gravy

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 10:33 PM (ynpvh)

130 "The Sidney Sherman Bridge (Houston, ship channel bridge) is outfitted with fenders along and in front of its piers, which are designed to prevent damage to the structure.

Even with the fenders in place, the Sidney Sherman Bridge is no stranger to ship collisions.

In 2001, a freighter's cargo boom struck the northbound side of the 135-foot-tall bridge, bending an outside support beam and sending chunks of concrete into the ship channel.

Just a few months earlier, three people were injured when the crane on a freighter punched a 10-foot-wide hole in the bottom of the bridge.

As Houston police officer T.L. Burnett put it at the time, “It caused a huge hole, enough to swallow a whole vehicle.”

“TxDOT works closely with local and regional partners, including the U.S. Coast Guard and Port of Houston, to help prevent ships and barges from colliding with bridges,” the spokesperson said. (Duh)
-edited for brevity _bizjournal dot com

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2024 10:33 PM (Rgfl3)

131 Apparently a tunnel was the original design intent, but cost too much and there were worries about trucks with hazardous loads in a tunnel.

Also never knew that the ruins of Fort Carroll, a 3.4-acre, hexagonal island, are nearby the bridge. The fort was created in 1848 under the supervision of Robert E. Lee to protect Baltimore from naval attacks. It was abandoned years ago and now the birds own it.

Posted by: TRex at March 28, 2024 10:34 PM (IQ6Gq)

132 From wikipedia :

"For stubborn oil well fires, the use of a gas turbine to blast a large volume of water at high velocity at the fire proved popular with firefighters in Kuwait and was brought to the region by Hungarians equipped with MiG-21 engines mounted originally on a T-34 tank (later replaced with T-55 tank, called "Big wind".[30][31][32] It extinguished 9 fires in 43 days."

I did not know that.

Posted by: javems at March 28, 2024 10:34 PM (8I4hW)

133 > Maritime experts had a betting pool on when a ship would knock that bridge over, because it's the only major port in the world with a bridge across the main shipping channel.
____________

I think Long Beach has a bridge... I've been on it, but don't remember exactly it's placement with regards to the actual port.

Most port have "terminals" for different stuff; people (cruise ships), bulk cargo like grains, containers, RO/RO and tankers.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at March 28, 2024 10:34 PM (Q4IgG)

134 I was wondering about that - seemed like a pretty big design flaw.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket

Bridge design was fine, the tower protection was pretty inadequate.

Posted by: Some Rat at March 28, 2024 10:35 PM (vJiyU)

135 130 "The Sidney Sherman Bridge (Houston, ship channel bridge) is outfitted with fenders along and in front of its piers, which are designed to prevent damage to the structure.

==

I was wondering if that was an option for bridges.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at March 28, 2024 10:35 PM (TirNb)

136 Weren't some of the Founders deists rather than Christians? And, I assume, you mean he meant no Jews?

Chris Williamson was interviewing Alex O'Connor who is sort of the anti-Jordan Peterson in that he has a similiar thoughtful demeanor and way of coming to answers but he believes all the opposite things.

He had a debate with Peterson and noted at one point that of course life would be better overall if everyone believed in Christianity, but in his case he doesn't.

And I think the deists among the Founders knew this as well. A Christian populace would govern itself far better then an atheist or even agnostic one...

Posted by: 18-1 at March 28, 2024 10:35 PM (ibTVg)

137 I've been boycotting Maryland for 10 years. Decided I won't go anywhere I can't have my gun in my car at the ready. Their gun laws are asshoe.

Posted by: Keeping Score at March 28, 2024 10:35 PM (V5BDR)

138 132 From wikipedia :

"For stubborn oil well fires, the use of a gas turbine to blast a large volume of water at high velocity at the fire proved popular with firefighters in Kuwait and was brought to the region by Hungarians equipped with MiG-21 engines mounted originally on a T-34 tank (later replaced with T-55 tank, called "Big wind".[30][31][32] It extinguished 9 fires in 43 days."

I did not know that.

Posted by: javems at March 28, 2024 10:34 PM (8I4hW)

I'm half Mexican of which a large portion is Native Mexican indian...so with all those beans I eat, my Indian name should be "Big Wind"...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 10:36 PM (ynpvh)

139 108 Im a little shocked - Wife wants to go to shooting range and probably get a pistol for home. I guess we need to sign up for a class

Posted by: a dude in MI at March 28, 2024 10:28 PM
***
See you on the Sun PM gub thread!

Posted by: TRex at March 28, 2024 10:36 PM (IQ6Gq)

140 Closing of the port facilities isn't going to help.

Apparently for months and months.

It's amazing how we took the smooth functioning of society for granted, and now it is all coming apart.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 28, 2024 10:04 PM (YAtuc)
***

Look around your own communities. How hard would it be to bring each to its knees? You can bet others are doing this analysis.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 28, 2024 10:37 PM (W/lyH)

141 ...Maritime experts had a betting pool on when a ship would knock that bridge over, because it's the only major port in the world with a bridge across the main shipping channel. Posted by: Ian S. at March 28, 2024 10:27 PM (7mYvx)


Orilly? The Port of Houston has the Fred Hartman Bridge (State Hwy 146), the Beltway 8 Ship Channel Bridge, and the Sydney Sheldon Bridge (Loop 610), and all three lie directly across the Main Ship Channel.

San Diego has the Coronado Bay Bridge. S.F. has the Golden Gate Bridge. Both, Main Channel Crossings.

There are many, many more.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 28, 2024 10:37 PM (e6UQI)

142
What struck me about the Key Bridge's pylons is that there appeared to be no heavy bulwarks around them. And that allowed the vessel to actually strike and take out the pylon(s).

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 28, 2024 10:37 PM (xG4kz)

143 The harbor isn't going to be closed for that long. There are marine construction companies that can clear the debris from the channel pretty quickly.

The hysteria is a bit silly.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 28, 2024 10:37 PM (gSZYf)

144 20 Willowed:

184 Dang, there's someone posting Nazi-era type cartoons about Joos on the Instapundit open thread. Joos as spiders, hooknoses, etc.

Posted by: Archimedes

Posted by: Archimedes at March 28, 2024 10:03 PM (CsUN+)


Another reason to love Minx 0.8 beta. No pictures allowed in comments.

Can you imagine what this place would be like with pictures?

Posted by: BillyD at March 28, 2024 10:38 PM (F6Xpw)

145 144 20 Willowed:

184 Dang, there's someone posting Nazi-era type cartoons about Joos on the Instapundit open thread. Joos as spiders, hooknoses, etc.

Posted by: Archimedes

Posted by: Archimedes at March 28, 2024 10:03 PM (CsUN+)

Another reason to love Minx 0.8 beta. No pictures allowed in comments.

Can you imagine what this place would be like with pictures?

Posted by: BillyD at March 28, 2024 10:38 PM (F6Xpw)

Rule 34?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 10:39 PM (ynpvh)

146 78 Shouldn’t take more than a week or two.
Posted by: Sven at March 28, 2024 10:

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Between the Port of Baltimore and Newport News Virginia you have an armada of crane ships and tug boats within 2 hours of the bridge. Add to that they probably have the highest concentration in America of welders certified for underwater cutting and divers that do mechanical work.

The real problem is the legal battle over who gets to do the work. It will be weeks before they come to an agreement on which contractors have the proper kickback offer to get the work. Then the union workers who didn't get the job have to negotiate how much they get paid to not work. All of this needs to be done before they get started.

I bet 8 tugs could have that dragged out of the way in a day.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at March 28, 2024 10:39 PM (5jPmg)

147 because it's the only major port in the world with a bridge across the main shipping channel.
************
Just about every major port has bridges over the main channel, such as the Varazano Narrows bridge in NYC.

Posted by: Cosda at March 28, 2024 10:39 PM (hn0eg)

148 144 I dunno, Joe Mannix seems to do pretty well with the pictures.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 28, 2024 10:40 PM (9yWhg)

149 "The obvious answer to the problems in B'more is a tunnel under the water for the ships so they don't hit anything"

It's like nobody got that!

Posted by: mindful webworker - hyar at March 28, 2024 10:40 PM (YdVca)

150 What a damned week. Short, but damned anyway.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 28, 2024 10:40 PM (CHHv1)

151 The harbor isn't going to be closed for that long. There are marine construction companies that can clear the debris from the channel pretty quickly.

The hysteria is a bit silly.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 28, 2024 10:37 PM (gSZYf)

Yeah...but are they the 'right kind' of construction company? Probably take a few weeks to weed those out

Posted by: a dude in MI at March 28, 2024 10:41 PM (+I6Y/)

152 CBD - You’re assuming that the people in charge of Baltimore don’t want at least 25% of the money, and want the port and bridge back up and running quickly. In this case, I expect graft and greed to slow it down tremendously. I’ll be overjoyed if I’m wrong.

Posted by: Hour of the Wolf at March 28, 2024 10:41 PM (VNX3d)

153 149 "The obvious answer to the problems in B'more is a tunnel under the water for the ships so they don't hit anything"

It's like nobody got that!

Posted by: mindful webworker - hyar at March 28, 2024 10:40 PM (YdVca)

I did...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 10:41 PM (ynpvh)

154 The hysteria is a bit silly.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo
______

What would we bitch and moan about then?

Posted by: Martini Farmer at March 28, 2024 10:41 PM (Q4IgG)

155 Can you imagine what this place would be like with pictures?
Posted by: BillyD at March 28, 2024 10:38 PM (F6Xpw)

C'mon, wouldn't you like the blog to join the 21st century before it's over? I love this place, but it's like 1998 in here.

Posted by: Grizzled Veteran at March 28, 2024 10:41 PM (V5BDR)

156 " I have a funeral, a meeting with a client, a chamber event and then a birthday party. My friend wants me to say a few words at his mom's funeral, and I never even met the woman. I figure I'll just say a few lines and then quote Donne. Still, kinda awkward."
Thank you for being here for a fine ONT. I hope all went well for you today.

Posted by: Roland F Hirsch at March 28, 2024 10:41 PM (oMkPq)

157 143 The harbor isn't going to be closed for that long. There are marine construction companies that can clear the debris from the channel pretty quickly.

The hysteria is a bit silly.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 28, 2024 10:37 PM (gSZYf)

Have you never seen our work before?
- MSM

Posted by: Montec at March 28, 2024 10:42 PM (hxe/1)

158 I think Long Beach has a bridge... I've been on it, but don't remember exactly it's placement with regards to the actual port.
Martini Farmer at March 28, 2024 10:34 PM (Q4IgG)

Quite correct. There's actually two (technically four of you want to really get into the weeds) as the 710 crosses Terminal Island. You're probably thinking of the Vincent Thomas bridge on the west, beautiful span. I've got some great photos. Gateway bridge is on the east side.

Both however along with 710 are in the back half of the port complex, losing one would be a major inconvenience but would not close the port.

Posted by: SeaWorldActual at March 28, 2024 10:42 PM (5tQfr)

159 There are many, many more.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 28, 2024 10:37 PM (e6UQI)

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 28, 2024 10:42 PM (gSZYf)

160 The harbor isn't going to be closed for that long. There are marine construction companies that can clear the debris from the channel pretty quickly.

The hysteria is a bit silly.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

Heck, even 10 yrs ago I would agree. Now I guarantee every salvage company is being vetted as to hiring practices, minority ownership, and a raft of other politically correct bs which will REALLY slow down the process. Hoping not.....but

Posted by: Some Rat at March 28, 2024 10:43 PM (vJiyU)

161 52 Love Rain O'r Me is Daltrey's best and one of the best Rock vocal performances.

Posted by: Little Larry Sellers at March 28, 2024 10:15 PM (zdYK9)


Yep, and the rest of "Quadraphenia" is great too. Probably my second favorite Who album, after "Who's Next", which is the greatest rock and roll album ever.

Posted by: BillyD at March 28, 2024 10:43 PM (F6Xpw)

162 155 Can you imagine what this place would be like with pictures?
Posted by: BillyD at March 28, 2024 10:38 PM (F6Xpw)

C'mon, wouldn't you like the blog to join the 21st century before it's over? I love this place, but it's like 1998 in here.

Posted by: Grizzled Veteran at March 28, 2024 10:41 PM (V5BDR)

That means next year...

https://youtu.be/rblt2EtFfC4

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 10:43 PM (ynpvh)

163 So outside of work, I've been working on project that I have little enthusiasm for and don't really care about. Is there a place for me in the federal government?

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 28, 2024 10:43 PM (CHHv1)

164 My friend wants me to say a few words at his mom's funeral, and I never even met the woman. I figure I'll just say a few lines and then quote Donne. Still, kinda awkward."

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A powerpoint presentation on Heaven, Hell and Purgatory might be exactly the tool you need here.

Think about it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 28, 2024 10:44 PM (bo7UB)

165 I don’t trust anyone at any level of government to do the right thing. This whole bridge affair is going to be one clusterf**k of corruption, from beginning to eventual, incompetent end.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 28, 2024 10:44 PM (9yWhg)

166 It's the only place I know where even decent and moral people can… suck on a nice fag afterwards.

Tell the Brit in prison to pack up his troubles in his old kit bag and smile, smile, smile.

Posted by: Lucifer at March 28, 2024 10:44 PM (EXyHK)

167 Looking more and more every day that the Argies have got a very good leader now. Hope they hunt down the commies cocksuckers that nearly killed that wonderful country and assemble some lamp posts, rope, and commies.
Posted by: BifBewalski at March 28, 2024 10:16 PM (MsrgL)


an Argentine economist (can't be bothered to look up the name) stated in a speech that the reforms done today have to be the sort that will not be rolled back when the populists, the Kirchnerites or Peronists, come back to power, because the populists will be coming back to power.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2024 10:45 PM (D7oie)

168 Posted by: a dude in MI

Horde mind activate!!!

Posted by: Some Rat at March 28, 2024 10:45 PM (vJiyU)

169 156 " I have a funeral, a meeting with a client, a chamber event and then a birthday party. My friend wants me to say a few words at his mom's funeral, and I never even met the woman. I figure I'll just say a few lines and then quote Donne. Still, kinda awkward."
Thank you for being here for a fine ONT. I hope all went well for you today.

Posted by: Roland F Hirsch at March 28, 2024 10:41 PM (oMkPq)

Yeah, that sucks.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 10:45 PM (ynpvh)

170
Can you imagine what this place would be like with pictures?
Posted by: BillyD


boobs!

Boobs!

BOOBS!

B(*)(*)BS!

B(.)(.)BS!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 28, 2024 10:45 PM (xG4kz)

171 COL 1 NYR 0 end 2nd p 🏒

Posted by: Don Black at March 28, 2024 10:45 PM (oCjPU)

172 165 I don’t trust anyone at any level of government to do the right thing. This whole bridge affair is going to be one clusterf**k of corruption, from beginning to eventual, incompetent end.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 28, 2024 10:44 PM (9yWhg)

Should be a prime example of 'we're from the government and we're here to help!'

Posted by: a dude in MI at March 28, 2024 10:45 PM (+I6Y/)

173 69 Rebuilding the bridge will take a while, but there’s no reason to keep the port closed. Haul the bridge debris out of the way and reopen the shipping channel. Shouldn’t take more than a week or two.

Posted by: Sven at March 28, 2024 10:19 PM (iXXRJ)


In a red state, yeah. In a blue shithole, overseen by a corrupt racist buffoon, it will probably take months.

Posted by: BillyD at March 28, 2024 10:46 PM (F6Xpw)

174 139 See you on the Sun PM gub thread!
Posted by: TRex at March 28, 2024 10:36 PM (IQ6Gq)

Was that a typo, or a Woody Allen reference?

Posted by: tankdemon at March 28, 2024 10:46 PM (JX8Ww)

175 I'd be curious to attend a wedding held in a public restroom.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 28, 2024 10:17 PM (bo7UB)


I was given a "floor commendation" for safety in the mens' restroom in a plant I was working at since the policy was that such commendations were to be "in public and witnessed" and all the other guys were pissing and washing their hands at the moment.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2024 10:46 PM (D7oie)

176 James Biden forms Marine Salvage LLC.

Posted by: Ripped From The Headlines at March 28, 2024 10:47 PM (V5BDR)

177 The hysteria is a bit silly.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

We could use some COB approved hysteria to be hysterical about. Don't ya think?

Posted by: Outside of Life at March 28, 2024 10:47 PM (89Sog)

178 135 130 "The Sidney Sherman Bridge (Houston, ship channel bridge) is outfitted with fenders along and in front of its piers, which are designed to prevent damage to the structure.
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I was wondering if that was an option for bridges.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion
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Yeah, like duh, let's put some bollards around this pylon that holds the whole damn bridge up.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2024 10:48 PM (Rgfl3)

179 The hysteria is a bit silly.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo
______

What would we bitch and moan about then?
Posted by: Martini Farmer at March 28, 2024 10:41 PM (Q4IgG)
***

2nd inning and the score is 0-0 Mariners vs Boston. Mariners should be mathematically eliminated from the playoffs by the 6th inning.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 28, 2024 10:48 PM (W/lyH)

180 Dibs on Vancouver Island!!!
Posted by: Diogenes at March 28, 2024 10:21 PM (W/lyH)


What do you propose to do with all the Vancouverites?

Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2024 10:49 PM (D7oie)

181 172 Hey, dude in MI, where in MI do you live? I was born and raised in that state.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 28, 2024 10:49 PM (9yWhg)

182 an Argentine economist (can't be bothered to look up the name) stated in a speech that the reforms done today have to be the sort that will not be rolled back when the populists, the Kirchnerites or Peronists, come back to power, because the populists will be coming back to power.
Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2024 10:45 PM (D7oie)
===

Evil never rests.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 28, 2024 10:49 PM (RIvkX)

183 Baltimore channel is only 20ft deep. It's not getting the new big ships.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2024 10:49 PM (Rgfl3)

184 I can see the ads now.

Do you believe reality is overrated? Do you still doubt 2+2=4? Do your shoelaces confuse you? Do you expect paper straws to work great in hot beverages? Do people call you insane?

Have we got the job for you! We want you to rebuild the Port and Highways of Baltimore! Apply Today?

Posted by: Hour of the Wolf at March 28, 2024 10:50 PM (VNX3d)

185 I was wondering if that was an option for bridges.

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Thanks, but I don't think it would help.

Posted by: Lloyd Bridges at March 28, 2024 10:50 PM (bo7UB)

186 183 Baltimore channel is only 20ft deep. It's not getting the new big ships.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2024 10:49 PM (Rgfl3)

They really need to dredge out all those cement shoes.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 10:50 PM (ynpvh)

187 Yet another reason why Canada needs to be kicked out of NATO. PM Trudeau has already said he does not intend to hold up its NATO commitment on defense spending. The military there as we see is going to pot. Canada's values, especially under Trudeau, does not represent values worth defending. Think about it. The relentless attacks on freedom of speech and assembly? What they did to the truck convoys and the people who participated in them? With apologies to the fine Canadian posters here, the government there is the antithesis of what NATO is meant to defend. I know many people here hate NATO; I want it reformed, and the best way to start the process is to kick Canada and Turkey out of NATO.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at March 28, 2024 10:50 PM (8sMut)

188 ===

Evil never rests.

Posted by: San Franpsycho
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Leftists or evil? Oh, wait.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2024 10:50 PM (Rgfl3)

189 155 Can you imagine what this place would be like with pictures?
Posted by: BillyD at March 28, 2024 10:38 PM (F6Xpw)

C'mon, wouldn't you like the blog to join the 21st century before it's over? I love this place, but it's like 1998 in here.
Posted by: Grizzled Veteran at March 28, 2024

I wish I could go back to 1998. I would make such better choices!

Posted by: Piper at March 28, 2024 10:51 PM (ZdaMQ)

190 189 155 Can you imagine what this place would be like with pictures?
Posted by: BillyD at March 28, 2024 10:38 PM (F6Xpw)

C'mon, wouldn't you like the blog to join the 21st century before it's over? I love this place, but it's like 1998 in here.
Posted by: Grizzled Veteran at March 28, 2024

I wish I could go back to 1998. I would make such better choices!

Posted by: Piper at March 28, 2024 10:51 PM (ZdaMQ)

Have you never seen those "Butterfly Effect" movies?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 10:51 PM (ynpvh)

191 Lots of bridges on the Columbia River that could impact Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Billions in shipping.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 28, 2024 10:51 PM (W/lyH)

192 Verrazano-Narrows Bridge!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 28, 2024 10:42 PM (gSZYf)

Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver. All the docks are inland from from it. The footing for the north tower is on shore, and the footing for the south tower is on rocky bottom very near the south shore. The available ship channel is decently wide. Large vessels would probably run aground before reaching either footing.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 28, 2024 10:52 PM (tkR6S)

193 The clean up of the wrecked bridge will happen soon, but not without fuckups.

The replacement, bridge/tunnel/ferry/zipline/whatever will take a decade and cost $9billion with an overrun for grift at about $4billion. It'll be two lanes, tolls will be $50 each way and based on odd/even plates. No ICE vehicles either... only EV's.

Bet on it.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at March 28, 2024 10:52 PM (Q4IgG)

194 I think we need pictures of ‘Ettes.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 28, 2024 10:53 PM (9yWhg)

195 189
...

I wish I could go back to 1998. I would make such better choices!

Posted by: Piper at March 28, 2024 10:51 PM (ZdaMQ)

I had someone say if I went back I wouldn't make the same mistakes. My response?
"I'd probably make a whole mess of new ones, as well as repeat of few of the old ones".

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 10:53 PM (ynpvh)

196 122 Maritime experts had a betting pool on when a ship would knock that bridge over, because it's the only major port in the world with a bridge across the main shipping channel.
Posted by: Ian S.

What differentiates S.F.'s Golden Gate and Bay bridges?

Posted by: SFGoth at March 28, 2024 10:32 PM (KAi1n)


Yeah, that doesn't sound right to me, either. I'll throw in Tampa as another counter example, although I don't know if it counts as a "major port".

Posted by: BillyD at March 28, 2024 10:53 PM (F6Xpw)

197 an Argentine economist (can't be bothered to look up the name) stated in a speech that the reforms done today have to be the sort that will not be rolled back when the populists, the Kirchnerites or Peronists, come back to power, because the populists will be coming back to power.
Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2024 10:45 PM (D7oie)

Duh. As much as PM Thatcher did for the UK, Labour is still there and took power for 13 years, 1997-2010. They may yet do so again at the end of the year. President Reagan did NOT deliver the final death knell to Statist/Socialists; he couldn't for evil lives forever as someone else stated.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at March 28, 2024 10:53 PM (8sMut)

198 "unavailable and unserviceable"

Unservicable is known to be beyond repair.
Unavailable... on the books but cannot be found?

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at March 28, 2024 10:53 PM (cOq4q)

199 Queen Mary 2 has 13' of clearance, at high tide, when passing under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.


https://tinyurl.com/4dyz7k5w

Kind of scary live.


Posted by: javems at March 28, 2024 10:53 PM (8I4hW)

200 194 I think we need pictures of ‘Ettes.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 28, 2024 10:53 PM (9yWhg)

As long as Ackbar doesn't provide them.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 10:54 PM (ynpvh)

201 Dibs on Vancouver Island!!!
Posted by: Diogenes at March 28, 2024 10:21 PM (W/lyH)

What do you propose to do with all the Vancouverites?
Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2024 10:49 PM (D7oie)
***

Relocate.them to Vancouver of course.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 28, 2024 10:54 PM (W/lyH)

202 Hard to believer Democrats chose Chicago for their conference this year. Should be fun.

https://tinyurl.com/2s4kh5b5

Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2024 10:54 PM (LkLld)

203 The problems start when I try to get them all out again.

Posted by: Paul, dildo collector at March 28, 2024 10:55 PM (hSwza)

204 194 I think we need pictures of ‘Ettes.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 28, 2024 1

Just trust that we are all stunning.

Posted by: Piper at March 28, 2024 10:55 PM (ZdaMQ)

205
It'll be two lanes, tolls will be $50 each way and based on odd/even plates. No ICE vehicles either... only EV's.

Bet on it.
Posted by: Martini Farmer


The new bridge will have a PRIDE-compliant color scheme -- count on it.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 28, 2024 10:55 PM (xG4kz)

206 196 122 Maritime experts had a betting pool on when a ship would knock that bridge over, because it's the only major port in the world with a bridge across the main shipping channel.
Posted by: Ian S.

What differentiates S.F.'s Golden Gate and Bay bridges?

Posted by: SFGoth at March 28, 2024 10:32 PM (KAi1n)

Yeah, that doesn't sound right to me, either. I'll throw in Tampa as another counter example, although I don't know if it counts as a "major port".
Posted by: BillyD at March 28, 2024 10:53 PM (F6Xpw)

The Port of Corpus Christi might not be as big as some of the others, but it absolutely has a bridge across the main channel. I have driven over it and ran over it. Indeed, TXDoT will (eventually) replace it with ANOTHER bridge across the channel.

Oh, and the Port of Houston has, what, three bridges that I can think of that go over the Houston Ship Channel.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at March 28, 2024 10:55 PM (8sMut)

207 204 Of course, Piper.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 28, 2024 10:56 PM (9yWhg)

208
Bring in one of those giant floating cranes, and some skilled welders and demolition operators, and you could have that ship channel cleared in a week. Just give the boss of the job carte blanche to do whatever it takes. No DEI bullshit, no environmental impact assessment, just get 'er done.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


This looks like a job for Herman the German.

https://tinyurl.com/95phsb55

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 28, 2024 10:56 PM (63Dwl)

209 Maritime experts had a betting pool on when a ship would knock that bridge over, because it's the only major port in the world with a bridge across the main shipping channel.
Posted by: Ian S. at March 28, 2024 10:27 PM (7mYvx)


Unlike San Francisco?

Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2024 10:56 PM (D7oie)

210 143

"SNORT!!!"

Oh you just watch my friend. DEI ownership with 75% minority workforce will be the de-facto bottom line on bidding to clear this disaster up. 6 months minimum. Biden will chuck some graft cash into the kitty.

Remember...these all be "BLUE" folk.

Posted by: Nightwatch at March 28, 2024 10:56 PM (TDvv2)

211
an Argentine economist (can't be bothered to look up the name) stated in a speech that the reforms done today have to be the sort that will not be rolled back when the populists, the Kirchnerites or Peronists, come back to power, because the populists will be coming back to power.
Posted by: Kindltot

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Then the commies will indeed have to be hung, exiled, or re-educated, and their places of "work" turned into unrecognizable places of productivity or efficient charity. I also have a few "positive" ideas, but the negative ones are more fun.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 28, 2024 10:57 PM (wjjYr)

212 With apologies to the fine Canadian posters here, the government there is the antithesis of what NATO is meant to defend. I know many people here hate NATO; I want it reformed, and the best way to start the process is to kick Canada and Turkey out of NATO.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at March 28, 2024 10:50 PM (8sMut)

Trudeau and his Commies are probably out in the next election, 2025 at the latest. But it wouldn't break my heart to see Canada out of NATO. NATO has been reduced to a stick that is being used to tease the Russian Bear. No good will come of that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 28, 2024 10:58 PM (tkR6S)

213 >>Rebuilding the bridge will take a while, but there’s no reason to keep the port closed. Haul the bridge debris out of the way and reopen the shipping channel. Shouldn’t take more than a week or two.

Might not ever get started for a week or two. Dead bodies and all that.

This disaster won't get fixed for a decade if Democrats win in November. Maybe longer.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2024 10:58 PM (LkLld)

214 211
an Argentine economist (can't be bothered to look up the name) stated in a speech that the reforms done today have to be the sort that will not be rolled back when the populists, the Kirchnerites or Peronists, come back to power, because the populists will be coming back to power.
Posted by: Kindltot

===========

Then the commies will indeed have to be hung, exiled, or re-educated, and their places of "work" turned into unrecognizable places of productivity or efficient charity. I also have a few "positive" ideas, but the negative ones are more fun.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 28, 2024 10:57 PM (wjjYr)

It takes energy to countact entropy, and communism is all about making the plebes all equal, just like entropy does.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 10:58 PM (ynpvh)

215 >>> I understand that it will take time to rebuilt a bridge. But the harbor doesn't require a new bridge to resume operations - just a clear waterway. How long could it take to cut up/drag the broken pieces out of the way?
Posted by: TRex

First - Environmental Impact Statement
Will removing the steel adversely affect marine life?
Two years.

Second - Put out for bids and first bite at the apple will be 8a contractors...

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at March 28, 2024 10:58 PM (cOq4q)

216 For a change of pace, a little old lady deals with delinquents

https://youtu.be/anmAvGrgzgQ

Posted by: Hour of the Wolf at March 28, 2024 10:59 PM (VNX3d)

217 216 >>> I understand that it will take time to rebuilt a bridge. But the harbor doesn't require a new bridge to resume operations - just a clear waterway. How long could it take to cut up/drag the broken pieces out of the way?
Posted by: TRex

First - Environmental Impact Statement
Will removing the steel adversely affect marine life?
Two years.

Second - Put out for bids and first bite at the apple will be 8a contractors...

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at March 28, 2024 10:58 PM (cOq4q)

I'm sure falling steel also hurt the sea life...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 10:59 PM (ynpvh)

218 You know.

There is a bridge here in Seattle that connects west Seattle to the city. It was shut down for over two years because the bridge had big ass cracks in it and needed major repairs. I took a detour that cost me up to two hours to get off the peninsula by car. And another two hours to get home.

Fucking deal with it. Stop your fucking whining. Figure it out.

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 28, 2024 11:00 PM (UUBIv)

219 217 For a change of pace, a little old lady deals with delinquents

https://youtu.be/anmAvGrgzgQ

Posted by: Hour of the Wolf at March 28, 2024 10:59 PM (VNX3d)

Why the *&^% is Ewetoob giving me colon blow commercials!?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 11:00 PM (ynpvh)

220 I know many people here hate NATO; I want it reformed, and the best way to start the process is to kick Canada and Turkey out of NATO.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at March 28, 2024 10:50 PM (8sMut)
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Just Quebec.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 28, 2024 11:00 PM (RIvkX)

221 Hey, Blonde Morticia.

How art thou?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 28, 2024 11:00 PM (9yWhg)

222
The hysteria is a bit silly.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

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You're joking. You actually think this will be quickly and efficiently done? The Loma Prieta quake in California shut down lanes on major commuter routes for 10+ years.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 28, 2024 11:00 PM (wjjYr)

223 >>There isn't going to be any financial hardship in Baltimore.

Oh yes there is.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2024 11:00 PM (LkLld)

224 181 172 Hey, dude in MI, where in MI do you live? I was born and raised in that state.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 28, 2024 10:49 PM (9yWhg)

West Siiiide! GR area

Posted by: a dude in MI at March 28, 2024 11:01 PM (+I6Y/)

225
How art thou?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus

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I be fine. And thou?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 28, 2024 11:01 PM (wjjYr)

226 come to think of it, Portland and Kalama are not considered "major ports" for all the grain they ship I suppose

Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2024 11:01 PM (D7oie)

227 Lots of bridges on the Columbia River that could impact Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Billions in shipping.
Posted by: Diogenes at March 28, 2024 10:51 PM (W/lyH)

And grains and coal from Montana plus huge coal shipments from Wyoming all would take it in the shorts.

Posted by: Beartooth at March 28, 2024 11:01 PM (LjgPm)

228 I saw Big Ass Cracks open for the Butthole Surfers at the Florentine Gardens in '83.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 28, 2024 11:02 PM (bo7UB)

229 193 The clean up of the wrecked bridge will happen soon, but not without fuckups.

The replacement, bridge/tunnel/ferry/zipline/whatever will take a decade and cost $9billion with an overrun for grift at about $4billion. It'll be two lanes, tolls will be $50 each way and based on odd/even plates. No ICE vehicles either... only EV's.

Bet on it.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at

Considering where that bridge is and the types of plants around it, not to mention the incredible and thriving cultural Mecca of Dundalk, that won’t do, hon. (Read with a really flat o sound).

Posted by: Piper at March 28, 2024 11:02 PM (ZdaMQ)

230 225 Ah, GR. My ancestral homeland.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 28, 2024 11:02 PM (9yWhg)

231 Maritime experts had a betting pool on when a ship would knock that bridge over, because it's the only major port in the world with a bridge across the main shipping channel.
Posted by: Ian S.


Don't keep us in suspense..... who won the pot?

Posted by: mikeski at March 28, 2024 11:02 PM (DgGvY)

232 I be fine. And thou?
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 28, 2024 11:01 PM (wjjYr)

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Can me work a "prithee" in here somewhere, pray tell?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 28, 2024 11:03 PM (bo7UB)

233 226 Blonde Morticia, I be well. I thank thee.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 28, 2024 11:03 PM (9yWhg)

234 224 >>There isn't going to be any financial hardship in Baltimore.

Oh yes there is.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2024 11:00 PM (LkLld)

It's like Gaza before the Israeli's starting cleaning it up; the leaders get the goods, the folks don't.
Like one economist described trickle-down economics: If you feed the horse more oats, the sparrows have more shit to pick at.
(which is of course NOT what Reagan was doing).

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 11:04 PM (ynpvh)

235 I'm sure falling steel also hurt the sea life...
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28

Everything is the Patapsco has 23 eyes and glows green.

Posted by: Piper at March 28, 2024 11:04 PM (ZdaMQ)

236 Yeah...but are they the 'right kind' of construction company? Probably take a few weeks to weed those out
Posted by: a dude in MI

Alright guys, you can either work on the harbor in the cold, dirty water, or you can have all this weed over here, but not both.

Posted by: SFGoth at March 28, 2024 11:04 PM (KAi1n)

237 I wish I could go back to 1998. I would make such better choices!
Posted by: Piper

Sure, I'd love to go back. The lovely Mrs., whom I only met 15 years ago insists she saw me in a particular place on a particular date in the middle of a particular situation. She was right, I was there with the exact folks she described - but given where I was in my maturity, I'da messed up the best thing ever to happen in my life had she said 'Hello".

So, it's best this way. . .

Posted by: Tonypete at March 28, 2024 11:04 PM (XASq/)

238 It was shut down for over two years because the bridge had big ass cracks in it
Posted by: nurse ratched


Obese environmentalists gluing themselves to the pavement?

Posted by: mikeski at March 28, 2024 11:04 PM (DgGvY)

239 West Siiiide! GR area

I grew up vaguely in that area. Newaygo County. Still get back often.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at March 28, 2024 11:05 PM (EXyHK)

240 Why the *&^% is Ewetoob giving me colon blow commercials!?
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia

I’m sorry about that, Jim. I use Brave, so I miss their ad screwups.

Posted by: Hour of the Wolf at March 28, 2024 11:05 PM (VNX3d)

241 Amphicars for everybody!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 28, 2024 11:05 PM (63Dwl)

242 Doom


America’s Stunning Embrace Of Paganism Signals The End Of This Country As We Know It

———-

Just as the Gutenberg press directly lead to the Protestant Reformation, the development of the Internet has directly lead to the emergence of paganism at the rejection of Christianity.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at March 28, 2024 11:05 PM (2fIO4)

243
First - Environmental Impact Statement
Will removing the steel adversely affect marine life?
Two years.

Second - Put out for bids and first bite at the apple will be 8a contractors...
Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher

===========

Third - Throw away any number of credible bids until you reach the appropriate percentage of contractors from the box-checking community.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 28, 2024 11:06 PM (wjjYr)

244 238
So, it's best this way. . .
Posted by: Tonypete at March 28

I love this story!

Posted by: Piper at March 28, 2024 11:06 PM (ZdaMQ)

245
Highlights of his global tour include encounters with Nelson Mandela, an 800-year-old demigod and a dildo collector.


Y'know, this could have just as easily been a recitation of topics brought up in a conversation by SlowJoe.

Which I at first thought it was ...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 28, 2024 11:06 PM (xG4kz)

246 Matt Walsh @MattWalshBlog 6h
The mayor of Baltimore on white people he deems racist: "Me being in this position means that their way of thinking, their way of life of being comfortable while everyone else suffers, is at risk. And they should be afraid because that’s my purpose in life.”

Not only is he issuing threats to his own constituents, but he's taking the time to do this right in the middle of one of the worst catastrophes Baltimore has suffered in years. Looks like Baltimoreans elected yet another ridiculous, petty, racist buffoon to run their city.
Posted by: andycanuck

This guy is repeating Coleman Young, First black mayor of Detroit. Man, did that guy do a lot of damage...all by himself.
So, with Baltimore already kind of ruined, how much MORE damage can he inflict?
Oh, a lot more.
And people like this...they will hurt the poor and working poor black folks of Baltimore the most. People that can afford to move will vote with their feet.

What a maroon. What an ultra maroon.

Posted by: A face in the crowd..... at March 28, 2024 11:06 PM (tjZg/)

247 240 Newaygo County’s a tough neighborhood. Those Christmas Tree gangs will rough you up if you’re not careful.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 28, 2024 11:07 PM (9yWhg)

248 come to think of it, Portland and Kalama are not considered "major ports" for all the grain they ship I suppose
Posted by: Kindltot
-------------
Initially read that as Kamala.

Posted by: scampydog at March 28, 2024 11:07 PM (41CYW)

249 238 ... but given where I was in my maturity, I'da messed up the best thing ever to happen in my life had she said 'Hello".

So, it's best this way. . .

Posted by: Tonypete at March 28, 2024 11:04 PM (XASq/)

Yup. I was talking to my brother today about some situations in the past where I interacted with who would be my future wife; if we had tried just about anytime before we got together, it wouldn't have worked; we were just too different. It took all the pain and heartache we experienced in our own lives to make us who we were when we finally met up again...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 11:07 PM (ynpvh)

250 BOOBS!
B(*)(*)BS!
B(.)(.)BS!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 28, 2024 10:45 PM (xG4kz)


Elbows

https://tinyurl.com/4rzt7hcj

Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2024 11:08 PM (D7oie)

251 250

Then again, I met her again in '97 and married her in early '98...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 11:08 PM (ynpvh)

252 247 Matt Walsh @MattWalshBlog 6h
The mayor of Baltimore on white people he deems racist: "Me being in this position means that their way of thinking, their way of life of being comfortable while everyone else suffers, is at risk. And they should be afraid because that’s my purpose in life.”

Not only is he issuing threats to his own constituents, but he's taking the time to do this right in the middle of one of the worst catastrophes Baltimore has suffered in years. Looks like Baltimoreans elected yet another ridiculous, petty, racist buffoon to run their city.
Posted by: andycanuck

Good to see he has his priorities in order. (SMFH)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at March 28, 2024 11:08 PM (8sMut)

253 Tonight's SpaceX launch is scrubbed. Wind. Up for tomorrow and I'll update then.

Posted by: Ciampino - make Space, not Wind at March 28, 2024 11:08 PM (qfLjt)

254 251 BOOBS!
B(*)(*)BS!
B(.)(.)BS!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 28, 2024 10:45 PM (xG4kz)

Elbows

https://tinyurl.com/4rzt7hcj

Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2024 11:08 PM (D7oie)

Wut, ankles and knees get no love?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 11:08 PM (ynpvh)

255 LeRoy Jenkins marine salvage and auto detailing will get a no-bid contract for $50M to pull shit out of the water. They'll hook 3 horseshoe crabs and call it a day.

Bawanna's hair processing and shower cap salon will get a $20M no-bid contract to tow the Dali to be repaired. It will sink enroute.

Jamiel and sons will get a $10M contract for porta-potties and deliver 12 5gallon buckets... already used.

This, people... is Baltimore in a nutshell.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at March 28, 2024 11:08 PM (Q4IgG)

256 254 Tonight's SpaceX launch is scrubbed. Wind. Up for tomorrow and I'll update then.

Posted by: Ciampino - make Space, not Wind at March 28, 2024 11:08 PM (qfLjt)

I'll eat fewer beans the next time.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 11:09 PM (ynpvh)

257 Highlights of his global tour include encounters with Nelson Mandela, an 800-year-old demigod and a dildo collector.

I wonder if Mandela ever tried to add CBD to his collection.

Posted by: mikeski at March 28, 2024 11:09 PM (DgGvY)

258 I know many people here hate NATO; I want it reformed, and the best way to start the process is to kick Canada and Turkey out of NATO.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33

The US (also part of that NATO thing) shares North American Air Defense with Canada, having a lot of radars posted along the northern periphery of Canada, Alaska and probably Greenland.
But yes, Trudeau is "ruining" Canada, in much the same way the Biden is ruining America.
What a stupid time to be alive.

Posted by: A face in the crowd..... at March 28, 2024 11:10 PM (tjZg/)

259 258 Highlights of his global tour include encounters with Nelson Mandela, an 800-year-old demigod and a dildo collector.

I wonder if Mandela ever tried to add CBD to his collection.

Posted by: mikeski at March 28, 2024 11:09 PM (DgGvY)

For some reason I don't think that would go too well, unless Nelly wanted to be sous vide.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 11:10 PM (ynpvh)

260 259 I know many people here hate NATO; I want it reformed, and the best way to start the process is to kick Canada and Turkey out of NATO.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33

The US (also part of that NATO thing) shares North American Air Defense with Canada, having a lot of radars posted along the northern periphery of Canada, Alaska and probably Greenland.
But yes, Trudeau is "ruining" Canada, in much the same way the Biden is ruining America.
What a stupid time to be alive.

Posted by: A face in the crowd..... at March 28, 2024 11:10 PM (tjZg/)

So the US and Canada are Dumb and Dumber...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 11:11 PM (ynpvh)

261 🎶
I saw the Doc today, oh boy,
About the holes they're going to poke in me.
And though most holes will be quite small,
They've got to poke them all...
Um, something something Albert Hall...
🎶

Well, that was lame. Guess I'll clock out for the night.
https://youtu.be/YSGHER4BWME

💤

Posted by: mindful webworker - just another day in the life at March 28, 2024 11:11 PM (YdVca)

262 The US (also part of that NATO thing) shares North American Air Defense with Canada, having a lot of radars posted along the northern periphery of Canada, Alaska and probably Greenland.
But yes, Trudeau is "ruining" Canada, in much the same way the Biden is ruining America.
What a stupid time to be alive.
Posted by: A face in the crowd..... at March 28, 2024 11:10 PM (tjZg/)

NORAD is not NATO. A different agreement altogether.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 28, 2024 11:12 PM (tkR6S)

263 Y’all have an amazing rest of your night. Glad I got to spend a few minutes with you. I have a completely booked 6a class for which I need to be all peppy and inspiring.

Posted by: Piper at March 28, 2024 11:12 PM (ZdaMQ)

264 >>> The upshot is that there are at least 3 major jurisdictions and 3 salvage companies involved and no one person/entity that's actually in charge of the whole thing, so expect a clusterfuck.
Posted by: Ian S.

Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, Civil Works Division maintains the channel.

Federal DOT will probably lead replacement of the bridge as it is an interstate route. ButtPlug will fuck that up.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at March 28, 2024 11:12 PM (cOq4q)

265
What is the point of the cartoon, above?

I am drawing a complete blank on the subject.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 28, 2024 11:12 PM (xG4kz)

266 262 🎶
I saw the Doc today, oh boy,
About the holes they're going to poke in me.
And though most holes will be quite small,
They've got to poke them all...
Um, something something Albert Hall...
🎶

Well, that was lame. Guess I'll clock out for the night.
https://youtu.be/YSGHER4BWME

💤

Posted by: mindful webworker - just another day in the life at March 28, 2024 11:11 PM

You gotta be careful with them on-call-agists.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 11:12 PM (ynpvh)

267 Fucking deal with it. Stop your fucking whining. Figure it out.
Posted by: nurse ratched at March 28, 2024 11:00 PM (UUBIv)

Easy for you to say. The government is here to solve everything. You'd think they would of immediately gave us three cookies and a glass of cold milk the instant this happened.

Adulting is hard.

Posted by: Americans at March 28, 2024 11:13 PM (8sMut)

268 266
What is the point of the cartoon, above?

I am drawing a complete blank on the subject.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 28, 2024 11:12 PM (xG4kz)

Mr. KvC, do you, or do you not like faggots?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 11:13 PM (ynpvh)

269 >>>> The available ship channel is decently wide. Large vessels would probably run aground before reaching either footing.

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

Texas Chicken.

The maneuver, in which crossing ships set up for a head-on collision and use each other’s wave pressure to swerve safely past, is the only way to handle two-way traffic in the Houston Ship Channel, which connects downtown with the Galveston Bay and Gulf of Mexico.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2024 11:14 PM (Rgfl3)

270 What is the point of the cartoon, above?

Smile, boys, that’s the style!

Posted by: Lucifer at March 28, 2024 11:14 PM (EXyHK)

271 >>It's like Gaza before the Israeli's starting cleaning it up; the leaders get the goods, the folks don't.

It will take years for Baltimore to fully recover. Other harbors and logistic routes will pick up the slack. It's going to leave a huge mark.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2024 11:14 PM (LkLld)

272 253
The mayor of Baltimore on white people he deems racist: "Me being in this position means that their way of thinking, their way of life of being comfortable while everyone else suffers, is at risk. And they should be afraid because that’s my purpose in life.”

----
Well, I guess some White people may strive to make that life as short as possible, just as a form of self-defense. Great looking over your shoulder for the rest of your miserable life, isn't it?

Posted by: Ciampino - make Space, vote him out at March 28, 2024 11:15 PM (qfLjt)

273 Federal DOT will probably lead replacement of the bridge as it is an interstate route. ButtPlug will fuck that up.
Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at March 28, 2024 11:12 PM (cOq4q)

Feds pay for right-of-way, states pay for upkeep on Interstates.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at March 28, 2024 11:15 PM (8sMut)

274 Posted by: I've got bad news for you at March 28, 2024 10:58 PM (HsAST)

hey, dude, thank you for coming by again to inform us that we are all stupid. I expect it is the highlight of your day.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2024 11:15 PM (D7oie)

275 267 262 🎶
I saw the Doc today, oh boy,
About the holes they're going to poke in me.
And though most holes will be quite small,
They've got to poke them all...
Um, something something Albert Hall...
-------------------

Tell us more
Tell us more
Tell us all about the score.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2024 11:16 PM (Rgfl3)

276 240 West Siiiide! GR area

I grew up vaguely in that area. Newaygo County. Still get back often.
Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at March 28, 2024 11:05 PM (EXyHK)

We have a place on Hess Lake. Have you visited the restaurant on M-37 called Jimmys Roadhouse? Has a digital sign out there calling out the politicians and calling for retribution against the covid lockdowns.

Posted by: a dude in MI at March 28, 2024 11:16 PM (+I6Y/)

277 274 Federal DOT will probably lead replacement of the bridge as it is an interstate route. ButtPlug will fuck that up.
Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at March 28, 2024 11:12 PM (cOq4q)

Feds pay for right-of-way, states pay for upkeep on Interstates.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at March 28, 2024 11:15 PM (8sMut)

If Petey ever runs for pressy again, will me promise two buttplugs in every ass? Or has he not been pegged down on the issue yet?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 11:16 PM (ynpvh)

278 Why is it that whenever anything happens on the east coast it's THE WORST THING THAT EVWR HAPPENED IN THE HISTORY OF ALL HISTORY even though it's been going on on the west coast for like fucking ever.

You Yankees are panty wastes. Get your shit together and stop your fucking whining.

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 28, 2024 11:18 PM (UUBIv)

279 It takes energy to countact entropy, and communism is all about making the plebes all equal, just like entropy does.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 10:58 PM (ynpvh)


Socialism isn't entropy, it is positive feedback situation and it amplifies itself.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2024 11:18 PM (D7oie)

280 I think thats a baffroom at SFO.

Posted by: Deplorable Minion at March 28, 2024 11:18 PM (fntvd)

281 213 You guys are funny.

There isn't going to be any financial hardship in Baltimore.

Congress will send tens of billions. Print and send.

Posted by: I've got bad news for you at March 28, 2024 10:58 PM (HsAST)

---

I say we wall off Baltimore, send all of the illegal immigrants there. Then give it to Morocco or some other country.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at March 28, 2024 11:19 PM (5jPmg)

282 Which are worse? Welsh faggots or British faggots?

https://noseychef.com/2020/01/20/welsh-faggots/

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 11:20 PM (ynpvh)

283 You Yankees are panty wastes. Get your shit together and stop your fucking whining.
Posted by: nurse ratched at March 28

I love you best, Nurse R. 😂

For real now. Lights out for me!

Posted by: Piper at March 28, 2024 11:20 PM (ZdaMQ)

284 While posting about the best Who tracks, feel free to enjoy my show currently running on friscoroadhouse.com - Blackstone’s Psychedelic Tracks. 11:00 - 12:00 midnight, every night
No fees, commercial free

Posted by: Blackstone , a DJ at friscoroadhouse.com at March 28, 2024 11:21 PM (uyIdS)

285 >>>> It will take years for Baltimore to fully recover. Other harbors and logistic routes will pick up the slack. It's going to leave a huge mark.

Posted by: JackStraw
-------------------------

Opportunity lost.
There's an entrepreneur or enterprising area reading itself right now.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2024 11:21 PM (Rgfl3)

286 Goodnight, All. Tomorrow is Good Friday, so I probably won’t be commenting much. A blessed Easter to all.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 28, 2024 11:21 PM (9yWhg)

287 I wish I could go back to 1998. I would make such better choices!
Posted by: Piper at March 28, 2024 10:51 PM (ZdaMQ)


I wish I could have gone back to make more entertaining choices.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2024 11:21 PM (D7oie)

288 Have you visited the restaurant on M-37 called Jimmys Roadhouse?

I don’t believe I have. But I’ll be suggesting it next time I go back!

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at March 28, 2024 11:21 PM (EXyHK)

289 there appears to be a split on whether caul fat (the fat from around the kidneys) is used to wrap the faggots in as they cook.

Barbeque of Haiti might want to try this recipe...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 11:21 PM (ynpvh)

290 Goodnight, All. Tomorrow is Good Friday, so I probably won’t be commenting much. A blessed Easter to all.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus

And a Good Friday to you too young man! Have a great weekend.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 28, 2024 11:22 PM (XASq/)

291 255 251 BOOBS!
B(*)(*)BS!
B(.)(.)BS!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 28, 2024 10:45 PM (xG4kz)

Elbows

https://tinyurl.com/4rzt7hcj

Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2024 11:08 PM (D7oie)

Wut, ankles and knees get no love?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 11:08 PM (ynpvh)

And everybody left out the playground. Just don't slip into the waste disposal chute.

Posted by: Ciampino - put a bandaid on it and sail on at March 28, 2024 11:23 PM (qfLjt)

292 Initially read that as Kamala.
Posted by: scampydog at March 28, 2024 11:07 PM (41CYW)


Kalama is always looking for trade and traffic, but it has never been that wide open.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2024 11:23 PM (D7oie)

293 291 Goodnight, All. Tomorrow is Good Friday, so I probably won’t be commenting much. A blessed Easter to all.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus

And a Good Friday to you too young man! Have a great weekend.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 28, 2024 11:22 PM (XASq/)

Wow, Easter and Passover are a bit out of sync this year.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 11:23 PM (ynpvh)

294 Can't really argue with the list, but I would have put Baba O’Riley at #1

#2; Won't Get Fooled Again is definitely #1

I got into music shortly after CDs became relatively affordable. I honestly thought "Who's Next" was a Greatest Hits album. Probably my second favorite album behind Dire Straits Brothers in Arms.

Posted by: Chuck C at March 28, 2024 11:24 PM (yOPBE)

295 292
Elbows

https://tinyurl.com/4rzt7hcj

Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2024 11:08 PM (D7oie)
----
Tires are too thin .......

Posted by: Ciampino - No retreads please at March 28, 2024 11:25 PM (qfLjt)

296 BOOBS!
B(*)(*)BS!
B(.)(.)BS!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 28, 2024 10:45 PM (xG4kz)

Elbows

https://tinyurl.com/4rzt7hcj

Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2024 11:08 PM (D7oie)
***
Cruel. Just cruel.
I was expecting a throw back to when elbows meant something around here.
Disappoint...

Posted by: Diogenes at March 28, 2024 11:25 PM (W/lyH)

297 291 255 251 BOOBS!
B(*)(*)BS!
B(.)(.)BS!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 28, 2024 10:45 PM (xG4kz)

Elbows

https://tinyurl.com/4rzt7hcj

Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2024 11:08 PM (D7oie)

Wut, ankles and knees get no love?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 11:08 PM (ynpvh)

And everybody left out the playground. Just don't slip into the waste disposal chute.

Posted by: Ciampino - put a bandaid on it and sail on at March 28, 2024 11:23 PM (qfLjt)

We had an incinerator at my grade school. They'd stop using it years earlier. Funny that kids would play "Smear the Queer" (but the Mexican version) near it...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 11:25 PM (ynpvh)

298 >>Opportunity lost.
There's an entrepreneur or enterprising area reading itself right now.

Ports in Virginia and New Jersey are probably gearing up. Still going to raise prices and cause some delays but Baltimore is going to take a big hit.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2024 11:26 PM (LkLld)

299 251 BOOBS!
B(*)(*)BS!
B(.)(.)BS!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 28, 2024 10:45 PM (xG4kz)

You want BOOBS!
You'd settle for boobs.
You'll get Bobs.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 11:27 PM (ynpvh)

300 There are many, many more.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Tampa Bay,
2nd Skyway Bridge

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at March 28, 2024 11:28 PM (cOq4q)

301 Federal DOT will probably lead replacement of the bridge as it is an interstate route. ButtPlug will fuck that up.
Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at March 28, 2024 11:12 PM (cOq4q)


He is going to probably insist on round-abouts you know.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2024 11:29 PM (D7oie)

302 Another Aspect of this incident in Baltimore is that we now have about 25% of the military's Sealift Command's fast replenishment ships now trapped behind the bridge collapse in port.

These are ships that can "LOAD & GO" with about 10 days notice should a military need arise in some evolving "Hot Zone" of which there are many.

This is a concern.

Posted by: Nightwatch at March 28, 2024 11:29 PM (TDvv2)

303
Let's assume that I did not view the subsequent video.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 28, 2024 11:29 PM (xG4kz)

304 Since I’ve got a psychedelic show running between 11:00 and midnight at friscoroadhouse,com, I’d be glad to take requests for a psychedelic moron special edition. (My other shows are Blackstone’s Blues Rock Show 7-8 pm Mon. - Fri. and Blackstone’s “What the Hell Did I Do Last Night?” Cafe 7-9 am Every Morning, and Blackstone’s Guitar Gods 7-8 pm Sat. -Sun.) no fees, commercial free

Posted by: Blackstone , a DJ at friscoroadhouse.com at March 28, 2024 11:31 PM (uyIdS)

305 He works at a university, after all - easy to find students willing to work odd hours for low wages.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 28, 2024 10:07 PM


The students are probably the ones doing the posting.

Posted by: Chuck C at March 28, 2024 11:31 PM (yOPBE)

306 You'll get Bobs.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 11:27 PM (ynpvh)


so, what is it you say you do around here?

Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2024 11:32 PM (D7oie)

307 Dali destination effed? (thanks ozzyman) Behold the coming panoply of waivers and immunities.

Posted by: Deplorable Minion at March 28, 2024 11:32 PM (fntvd)

308 301 Federal DOT will probably lead replacement of the bridge as it is an interstate route. ButtPlug will fuck that up.
Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at March 28, 2024 11:12 PM (cOq4q)

He is going to probably insist on round-abouts you know.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2024 11:29 PM (D7oie)

or a reach-around?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 11:34 PM (ynpvh)

309 Dali destination effed? (thanks ozzyman) Behold the coming panoply of waivers and immunities.
Posted by: Deplorable Minion at March 28, 2024 11:32 PM (fntvd)


Do you remember when Obama refused to waive the Jones Act to speed up resources to help in the Gulf Deepwater Horizon blow out? Imagine Biden "standing firm" on this one.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2024 11:35 PM (D7oie)

310 306 You'll get Bobs.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 11:27 PM (ynpvh)

so, what is it you say you do around here?

Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2024 11:32 PM (D7oie)

I sometimes apprentice for Admiral Ackbar...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 11:35 PM (ynpvh)

311
I say we wall off Baltimore, send all of the illegal immigrants there. Then give it to Morocco or some other country.
Posted by: Lemmiwinks


Append it to St. Pierre and Miquelon. Let the Frogs deal with it.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 28, 2024 11:36 PM (xG4kz)

312 They can clear enough of that channel for emergency shipping in less than 24hrs.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2024 11:37 PM (Rgfl3)

313 312 They can clear enough of that channel for emergency shipping in less than 24hrs.
Posted by: Braenyard

If the powers that be deem it necessary.

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 28, 2024 11:38 PM (9hxVr)

314
What, is everybody looking up where St. Pierre and Miquelon are?

They're close ... too close.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 28, 2024 11:38 PM (xG4kz)

315 This was not an uplifting ONT.

Posted by: polynikes at March 28, 2024 11:38 PM (WmV84)

316 They can also make it deeper there so that taller ships can go under the bridge.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2024 11:39 PM (Rgfl3)

317 Since I’ve got a psychedelic show running between 11:00 and midnight at friscoroadhouse,com, I’d be glad to take requests for a psychedelic moron special edition.

Don't know if it counts as psychedelic, but it's as close as I can get. Pink Floyd's "Free Four".

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Z28.310 at March 28, 2024 11:39 PM (dZVON)

318 309
...
Do you remember when Obama refused to waive the Jones Act to speed up resources to help in the Gulf Deepwater Horizon blow out? Imagine Biden "standing firm" on this one.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2024 11:35 PM (D7oie)

"The waiver of the Act was implemented in 2022 only after Hurricane Fiona hit Puerto Rico. The Biden administration allowed a non-U.S. flagged ship to transport fuel to Puerto Rico, following pressure to waive the rule in the face of a fuel shortage to ensure that citizens could run generators needed for electricity and the functioning critical facilities."

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 11:39 PM (ynpvh)

319 312

Sounds like confidence...ok

Posted by: Nightwatch at March 28, 2024 11:41 PM (TDvv2)

320
All at once, and then slowly.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 28, 2024 11:43 PM (xG4kz)

321 I think I'm done. Night folks.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 11:44 PM (ynpvh)

322 Simply noted for future reference:

Chant outside Biden/Obama/Clinton FR in NYC:

"Genocide Joe has got to go!"

It's reported that a photo with the 3 of them costs $100k.

Posted by: mnw at March 28, 2024 11:45 PM (NLIak)

323 For a few years Baba O Riley was used in too many trailers. A Bug's Life for example.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 28, 2024 11:46 PM (lhenN)

324 Image: Tampa Bay Skyway Bridge

https://tinyurl.com/3vsmx5y5

Boston had 50yrs for an afterthought.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2024 11:47 PM (Rgfl3)

325 Hey...
Did not PUWERTO REKO recently DISS KAMMEL TOE on her visit?

We should just sell them to QUBAA...worthless holding that they are.

Though I did like the Diss on Kammel Toe.

Posted by: Nightwatch at March 28, 2024 11:47 PM (TDvv2)

326 I saw Faggots in Gravy open for G Love and Special Sauce at Merriweather Post Pavillion in 1982

Posted by: Doof at March 28, 2024 11:48 PM (eNASR)

327 The thing is, Canada has a pretty impressive military history - they kicked ass to an astounding degree in both World Wars as well as the Korean Conflict, and played a significant role in the Gulf War and Afghanistan. In their role as UN peacekeepers, they are among the select few who do their duty without reproach.

I like NATO far more with Canada in it than would be the case if they were absent. We also need to recall that the only time Article V of the NATO Charter was invoked was by the US in the aftermath of 9/11, and Canada was among the many alliance members that answered the call.

Only my opinion, but I do like having a friendly neighbor with "the largest undefended border in the world" in our corner, and saving my distaste for Trudeau and his minions in Ottowa.

Posted by: John Drake at March 28, 2024 11:48 PM (3Gdb3)

328 This was not an uplifting ONT.

Maybe it wasn't meant to be uplifting. Life comes at us hard sometimes.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at March 28, 2024 11:48 PM (V8he0)

329 NORAD is not NATO. A different agreement altogether.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 28, 2024 11:12 PM (tkR6S)

Yes. But Canada is still in NATO.

But that's a good idea. Tell Canada they are on their own, and that NORAD is a done deal.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at March 28, 2024 11:48 PM (8sMut)

330 I got into music shortly after CDs became relatively affordable. I honestly thought "Who's Next" was a Greatest Hits album. Probably my second favorite album behind Dire Straits Brothers in Arms.
Posted by: Chuck C at March 28, 2024 11:24 PM (yOPBE)


Dire Straits debut album > Love Over Gold > Brothers in Arms

Posted by: Doof at March 28, 2024 11:51 PM (eNASR)

331 >> We have a place on Hess Lake. Have you visited the restaurant on M-37 called Jimmys Roadhouse? Has a digital sign out there calling out the politicians and calling for retribution against the covid lockdowns.
Posted by: a dude in MI

Back in seminary school (MSU) we had a spring road trip, brother-sister floors, to a weekend camping trip.
I drove myself and two girls who lost their shit when I took M-37 rather than following the official map.

Somewhere north of GR the guy and I were small talking about, "Looks like the place you'd see some "Mary in a bathtub". Girls didn't like it... then a whole bunch of them...

Girls were hearing banjo music in their heads.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at March 28, 2024 11:51 PM (cOq4q)

332 That Salvage Company? Let's see. Half the staff will be Black. Non-swimming Black. Also partially Black women, all claustrophobic.
Then we have 20% physically challenged. 15% will be hydrophobic.
The remaining? 10% White women and 5% White men. The women will be 92lb 5' 5", good for coffee-making, sammiches and paperwork. The two White guys? Pray that they can actually swim, play tennis and ride horseback even on their heavy days.

(Note: the 2 White guys will demand a tampon dispenser in their porta-potty)

Posted by: Ciampino - Did you notice 2 x proper use of phobic? at March 28, 2024 11:53 PM (qfLjt)

333 Hey Blanco Basura. Opened up the show tonight with Great Gig in the Sky. I play Floyd all the time on Psychedelic Tracks, Blackstone’s Guitar Gods, as well as, when it flows, Blackstone’s Blues Rock Show. Plus a shit load of Gilmour’s solo work.

Posted by: Blackstone , a DJ at friscoroadhouse.com at March 28, 2024 11:54 PM (uyIdS)

334 327 The thing is, Canada has a pretty impressive military history - they kicked ass to an astounding degree in both World Wars as well as the Korean Conflict, and played a significant role in the Gulf War and Afghanistan. In their role as UN peacekeepers, they are among the select few who do their duty without reproach.

I like NATO far more with Canada in it than would be the case if they were absent. We also need to recall that the only time Article V of the NATO Charter was invoked was by the US in the aftermath of 9/11, and Canada was among the many alliance members that answered the call.

Only my opinion, but I do like having a friendly neighbor with "the largest undefended border in the world" in our corner, and saving my distaste for Trudeau and his minions in Ottowa.
Posted by: John Drake at March 28, 2024 11:48 PM (3Gdb3)

Canada does have an impressive military record. I have visited the Canadian War Museum - twice. But Canada today - today - is a country that is digusted by individual freedoms and liberties. Just read the "Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms" It believes in "peace, order and good government". (continued)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at March 28, 2024 11:55 PM (8sMut)

335 In light of Biden raising $25 million tonight for his re-election campaign, may I see the hands of those who still think that somehow "DEM party leaders" will force him to withdraw?

I know exactly which posters have been predicting that*, btw.

*since the day Achilles hid among women

Posted by: mnw at March 28, 2024 11:56 PM (NLIak)

336 That Salvage Company? Let's see. Half the staff will be Black. Non-swimming Black. Also partially Black women, all claustrophobic.
Then we have 20% physically challenged. 15% will be hydrophobic.
The remaining? 10% White women and 5% White men. The women will be 92lb 5' 5", good for coffee-making, sammiches and paperwork. The two White guys? Pray that they can actually swim, play tennis and ride horseback even on their heavy days.

(Note: the 2 White guys will demand a tampon dispenser in their porta-potty)
Posted by: Ciampino
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The whole thing being managed by Pete Butterjug.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 28, 2024 11:56 PM (XeU6L)

337 This Rangers team is legit,

Posted by: JackStraw at March 29, 2024 12:00 AM (LkLld)

338 I don't care about who builds the new bridge or how long it takes, I just want to make sure that NO white, racist mathematics or engineering is used in the design!
AND that no non-renewable concrete or steel is used in the construction. I am certain that there is a process available that could use marijuana stalks to construction the replacement bridge, unless Big Construction has bought the patent and refuses to allow it to be used!

Posted by: JB1000 at March 29, 2024 12:00 AM (7Gxzj)

339 Regarding bridges over shipping channels...

Try St Laurance Seaway all the way to Chicago.
Mississippi River up to Minni.

Then the east coast intracoastel... not much action there since WWII but they are maintained.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at March 29, 2024 12:00 AM (cOq4q)

340 All one needs to do is look at the appalling way the Canadian government treated its citizens who peacebly assembled and petitioned their government for a redress of grievances. Not to mention its cheerful sanctioning of murder so government can continue pampering and babying its citizens with "free" medical care.

With the exception of some based Canadians who read here, or lurk here, or awesome people like AOP who frequently post here, most Canadians cheerfully permit this state of affairs to go on. To paraphrase the Texas Declaration of Independence, I have reached the melancholy conclusion that Canadians have acquiesced in the destruction of their liberty, and are unfit to be free, and incapable of self-government.

Get them out of NATO. And NORAD. Until they come correct.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at March 29, 2024 12:01 AM (8sMut)

341
may I see the hands of those who still think that somehow "DEM party leaders" will force him to withdraw?

Posted by: mnw

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A few Withdrawalists have acknowledged that that ship has sailed. But I'm sure there's a plan for abdication should he win.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 29, 2024 12:03 AM (wjjYr)

342 328 This was not an uplifting ONT.
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Last night I had the greatest sexual experience of my life.
The only thing missing was another human being.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 29, 2024 12:03 AM (Rgfl3)

343 As for Turkey: the President there has said that democracy is like a train, at some point it stops and you leave the train. Or words to that effect.

Turkey should be out for that alone.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at March 29, 2024 12:04 AM (8sMut)

344 341 may I see the hands of those who still think that somehow "DEM party leaders" will force him to withdraw?

Posted by: mnw

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I thought that was their plan.
They're up to something.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 29, 2024 12:05 AM (Rgfl3)

345 Clear the bridge asap so ship traffic can start ,

Can you ferry Hazmat transports ?

Posted by: polynikes at March 29, 2024 12:08 AM (MNhXM)

346 341 Morticia

But but but!... what about the smoke-filled rooms? The Power Brokers! You know, the Big Boys who secretly run the country and control every aspect of our lives?

When the time comes, Biden will be forced to withdraw... SOMEHOW! /s

Posted by: mnw at March 29, 2024 12:10 AM (NLIak)

347 I thought that was their plan.
They're up to something.
Posted by: Braenyard at March 29, 2024 12:05 AM (Rgfl3)


It is a form of the trolley dilemma: They let Corky run the trolley, and now he thinks he owns it. Now what do they do?

Posted by: Kindltot at March 29, 2024 12:11 AM (D7oie)

348 NORAD is not NATO. A different agreement altogether.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 28, 2024 11:12 PM (tkR6S)


True but same emasculated militaries.

Posted by: RickZ at March 29, 2024 12:11 AM (emlEe)

349 ...Last night I had the greatest sexual experience of my life. The only thing missing was another human being.
Posted by: Braenyard at March 29, 2024 12:03 AM (Rgfl3)



That poor Spaniel.

/s


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 29, 2024 12:14 AM (e6UQI)

350 Hello, Horde!

Happy to report that I was released from the hospital yesterday, and am home again and feeling fine. Thanks for all of the prayers 😊❤

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas, AOS Ladies Brigade, Plucky Comic Relief at March 29, 2024 12:15 AM (SRRAx)

351 I feel like I have been run over by a truck

Posted by: Skip at March 29, 2024 12:16 AM (fwDg9)

352 >>Can you ferry Hazmat transports ?

Did you see the size of the cargo on the ship that hit the bridge?

Posted by: JackStraw at March 29, 2024 12:16 AM (LkLld)

353 If it's any consolation, Trump said for months that Biden wouldn't be his opponent in November.

My point being, there IS no "they." "They" gave Biden $25 mill tonite. "They" are MUCH more unified behind that senile asshoe than the GOP "they' is behind Trump.

Posted by: mnw at March 29, 2024 12:19 AM (NLIak)

354 Thanks for all of the prayers 😊❤

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas, AOS Ladies Brigade, Plucky Comic Relief at March 29, 2024 12:15 AM (SRRAx)
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Glad you're feeling better.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 29, 2024 12:19 AM (Rgfl3)

355 TiFW

Good for you!

Posted by: mnw at March 29, 2024 12:20 AM (NLIak)

356 Expensive booboo.
A truck got stuck underneath an Emirates A380 at a Moscow airport and tore a hole in the fuselage

https://tinyurl.com/yx8akx26

Posted by: Ciampino - Duct-tape at March 29, 2024 12:20 AM (qfLjt)

357 Watching our government cripple our economy, our infrastructure collapse from neglect and maliciousness, our political leaders calling out half the country as unworthy.

More and more I’m living the first four chapters (and 300 pages) of Atlas Shrugged.

Posted by: Pete Bog at March 29, 2024 12:21 AM (FL1z8)

358 Mrs DIG and I started watching Blue Heelers on Amazon, an Aussie cop show from the mid 90s.
Entertaining, the young chick constable is cute.

We are on episode 3. Some of the seasons are 47 episodes long, holy shit! Like the good old days of TV.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at March 29, 2024 12:21 AM (ufFY8)

359 Nytol

Posted by: mnw at March 29, 2024 12:22 AM (NLIak)

360 There is no GOP they behind Trump. America is behind Trump for the win. The GOP is a tag along.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 29, 2024 12:23 AM (Rgfl3)

361 Biden set to SHUN national media and do even fewer major interviews during campaign: Aides plan to book gaffe-prone president with local news outlets and 'influencers' in swing states instead

https://mol.im/a/13250635

Posted by: Ciampino - ask him if he stutters at March 29, 2024 12:23 AM (qfLjt)

362 TiFW....CONGRATS! Glad you're back to your HOME!

Now, keep on....and FULLY RECOVER, yes? YES!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 29, 2024 12:24 AM (e6UQI)

363 Did you see the size of the cargo on the ship that hit the bridge?
Posted by: JackStraw at March 29, 2024 12:16 AM (LkLld)

I think the hazardous cargo was a relative handful of containers, mostly some flammables, and lithium ion batteries.

My guess is they will drag the boat to a harbor after disentangling it from the bridge.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at March 29, 2024 12:24 AM (ufFY8)

364 'You've erased my girl from history': Mothers' fury after photo firm offers to DELETE disabled children from class photo, with a youngster in a wheelchair among those removed from school picture

https://mol.im/a/13250857

Posted by: Ciampino - Ah the Stalin eraser at March 29, 2024 12:25 AM (qfLjt)

365 I got into music shortly after CDs became relatively affordable. I honestly thought "Who's Next" was a Greatest Hits album. Probably my second favorite album behind Dire Straits Brothers in Arms.
Posted by: Chuck C at March 28, 2024 11:24 PM (yOPBE)


That record came out in 1971, when I was 15-years-old; I actually pity the young kids today when it comes to 'modern' music. My teen music is now being covered by all the 'music reaction' videos, so I know I'm definitely 29. But, yes, 'Who's Next' is a greatest album, not just album of their greatest hits; you put put the needle down on any track and it was a winner. And I agree with the Moron above who said 'By Numbers' is criminally underrated. I must agree. 'In A Hand Or A Face':

All the history of a soul in torment
Ingrained in a hand or a face
Ain't it funny how they all fire the pistol
At the wrong end of the race


Really good lyrics, as it often the case with songs by The 'ho.

Posted by: RickZ at March 29, 2024 12:25 AM (emlEe)

366 Prayers continued healing and a full recovery, TiFW.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at March 29, 2024 12:27 AM (V8he0)

367 More from this fool.
Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott claims DEI label is being weaponized by racists 'who don't have the courage to say the n-word' and warns 'they should be afraid'

https://mol.im/a/13250623

Posted by: Ciampino - Brandon Scott is such a White name! at March 29, 2024 12:27 AM (qfLjt)

368 Catch Thirty Thr33, you make a number of good points, but absent some incident not made public, Canada has a solid record as a member of NORAD, and I'd prefer any help we could get in keeping the North American continent safe. Our interests coincide there, and even strategic Realists, the most cynical analysts of global security issues, wouldn't see any point in severing a tie that seems to be working well.

Canada's right of self-determination as a sovereign state has not always played out to their benefit, but I'd much sooner bet on their chances for working out a future that favors individual rights and freedom than that of any of our neighbors to the south.

Regarding NATO, Canada's role as a member of that alliance is something that they, in their capacity as a sovereign nation, agreed to in 1949. Lester Pearson, the Canadian Secretary of State For External Affairs (and later Canadian Prime minister) was one of the key authors in the work of negotiating and drafting the NATO Charter. This was something of vital importance to the US and the Western world at the time, and Canada is one of the major reasons it came into being. /1

Posted by: John Drake at March 29, 2024 12:28 AM (3Gdb3)

369 Barbie Bacon?
'Barbie pigs' among new species discovered near planned deep-sea mine

https://mol.im/a/13241889

Posted by: Ciampino - Are they kosher? at March 29, 2024 12:29 AM (qfLjt)

370 We need to hear a statement ASAP from the @FBIOklahomaCity office about this video.

https://tinyurl.com/7vwb7ww5

Posted by: Ciampino - Are they halal? at March 29, 2024 12:32 AM (qfLjt)

371 >>There isn't going to be any financial hardship in Baltimore.


They had financial hardship before the bridge collapsed. Whatever billions that arrive for this cleanup and new bridge will be mismanaged and stolen. This is going to be so much fun!!

https://youtu.be/ClbE019cLNI?si=KQkTtlfX3SPYxcPS

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at March 29, 2024 12:33 AM (ntk8v)

372 Nah bro, it's just in support of the Ukes.
US Army launches urgent probe after Alabama-based Special Forces soldier was seen with badge for HITLER'S brutal SS Totenkopf division on his helmet

https://mol.im/a/13249665

Posted by: Ciampino - Dumkopf at March 29, 2024 12:34 AM (qfLjt)

373 We need to hear a statement ASAP from the @FBIOklahomaCity office about this video.

https://tinyurl.com/7vwb7ww5


Standard fascist tactics.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Z28.310 at March 29, 2024 12:35 AM (dZVON)

374 So, it's a bit of hubris on our part to attempt to cast one of the major founders of NATO into the outer darkness. I would have the same issue if NATO decided to ditch us for the same reason.

I think there's a reasonable solution here - the question should be put to the Canadian people and decided via an electoral referendum. If they want to withdraw, they withdraw. If they want to stay, we have every right as strategic partners to establish the degree of commitment that would be required from them. In fact, if we urged that with other NATO members, there's a possibility of establishing a viable security framework that fits the realities of 21st century geo-political realities.

Posted by: John Drake at March 29, 2024 12:35 AM (3Gdb3)

375 Zelensky phones Mike Johnson urging 'quick passage' of stalled $60 billion Ukraine aid bill after Russia launched 'air terror' of over 1,000 missiles, drones and bombs last week

https://mol.im/a/13250079

Posted by: Ciampino - Talking of Ukraine at March 29, 2024 12:36 AM (qfLjt)

376 369 Barbie Bacon?
'Barbie pigs' among new species discovered near planned deep-sea mine

https://mol.im/a/13241889

Posted by: Ciampino -
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Thought it was a pic of hoers near a mining camp.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 29, 2024 12:38 AM (Rgfl3)

377 >>I think the hazardous cargo was a relative handful of containers, mostly some flammables, and lithium ion batteries.

My point is that is that cargo isn't getting taken by a ferry anywhere.

This is huge long term problem for Baltimore. Virginia and New Jersey ports will adjust before that bridge is rebuilt.


Posted by: JackStraw at March 29, 2024 12:39 AM (LkLld)

378 No one found out anything about the couple on the bow of the ship doing a T pose?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 29, 2024 12:40 AM (lhenN)

379 Nah bro, it's just in support of the Ukes.
US Army launches urgent probe after Alabama-based Special Forces soldier was seen with badge for HITLER'S brutal SS Totenkopf division on his helmet

Posted by: Ciampino - Dumkopf at March 29, 2024 12:34 AM (qfLjt)


Death's head insignia has been used by elite units of militaries for centuries, including a Cossack White Russian unit in 1917 and some recon units in the US military.

When you fight in war, you must be willing to become The Grim Reaper or else you will be grimly reaped. That's just the reality of war.

Posted by: RickZ at March 29, 2024 12:43 AM (emlEe)

380
Teresa, good to hear!

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 29, 2024 12:43 AM (wjjYr)

381 373 We need to hear a statement ASAP from the @FBIOklahomaCity office about this video.

https://tinyurl.com/7vwb7ww5
Standard fascist tactics.
Posted by: Blanco Basura
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Send it to Donald after he's elected.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 29, 2024 12:44 AM (Rgfl3)

382 372 Nah bro, it's just in support of the Ukes.
US Army launches urgent probe after Alabama-based Special Forces soldier was seen with badge for HITLER'S brutal SS Totenkopf division on his helmet

https://mol.im/a/13249665

Posted by: Ciampino -
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Saw a picture of that Arristo twerk married to Megan from England in a Nazi uniform with a big swastika on the sleeve.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 29, 2024 12:46 AM (Rgfl3)

383 Chicago wants a congestion tax

https://tinyurl.com/4x9uh4ht

Well NYC has got one!

Posted by: Ciampino - Talking of children at March 29, 2024 12:46 AM (qfLjt)

384 Public domain is public domain.
Italy battles to protect Michelangelo's David's penis: Fears iconic artwork is being 'debased' by cash-in novelty fridge magnets and T-shirts prompts Florence officials to launch court cases

https://mol.im/a/13248503

Posted by: Ciampino - Talking of children at March 29, 2024 12:49 AM (qfLjt)

385 I think there's a reasonable solution here - the question should be put to the Canadian people and decided via an electoral referendum. If they want to withdraw, they withdraw. If they want to stay, we have every right as strategic partners to establish the degree of commitment that would be required from them. In fact, if we urged that with other NATO members, there's a possibility of establishing a viable security framework that fits the realities of 21st century geo-political realities.
Posted by: John Drake at March 29, 2024 12:35 AM (3Gdb3)


TPTB will never set such a precedent as allowing a plebiscite on treaties. 'The US out of the UN and the UN out of the US!' No, they'll never allow plebiscites for treaties.

Posted by: RickZ at March 29, 2024 12:49 AM (emlEe)

386 Book bound with dead woman's skin that has been in Harvard's library for 90 years is finally removed despite scientists confirming the cover was human ten years ago

https://mol.im/a/13249385

Posted by: Ciampino - Talking of Nazis at March 29, 2024 12:50 AM (qfLjt)

387 Las Vegas teen thug, 16, is charged with shooting innocent dog-walker who was caught in the cross-fire of gang dispute

https://mol.im/a/13249791

Posted by: Ciampino - Have dogs rip him apart at March 29, 2024 12:52 AM (qfLjt)

388 Regarding NATO, Canada's role as a member of that alliance is something that they, in their capacity as a sovereign nation, agreed to in 1949. Lester Pearson, the Canadian Secretary of State For External Affairs (and later Canadian Prime minister) was one of the key authors in the work of negotiating and drafting the NATO Charter. This was something of vital importance to the US and the Western world at the time, and Canada is one of the major reasons it came into being.

That's great, and we'll always have that. But TODAY, the country you describe, that contributed soldiers to landings on Gold, Sword and Juno Beaches, and had divisions posted in West Germany ready to defend the Fulda Gap and North German Plain against a Soviet invasion is GONE. In case you missed it, PM Pearson is dead and PM Harper was run out of Ottawa in October 2015. PM Trudeau has said he does not want to do the bare minimum of support for NATO and his government has an appalling record regarding its citizenry. Send them packing.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at March 29, 2024 12:53 AM (8sMut)

389 Duke University researchers help transgender woman, 50, breastfeed her GRANDCHILD using experimental hormone drugs so she could feel what it's like to be a real mom - but critics call it 'frankly disturbing'

https://mol.im/a/13250081

Duke U. needs heavy censure and someone fired. I bet federal funds, out=r taxes, are in play.

Posted by: Ciampino - one word - castration at March 29, 2024 12:54 AM (qfLjt)

390 The harrowing essay on the rise of paganism makes a convincing case without even mentioning the overt persecution of Christians taking place across the west.

Posted by: Ordinary American at March 29, 2024 12:54 AM (qwbMu)

391 Rickz, I fear you're right. The only hope might lie in a concerted movement to have NATO nations have non-binding referendums on whether their citizens wish to continue as members of NATO. Putting that together would be difficult, although some leftists might be snookered into joining the push. If it ever gets to the point where votes could be tallied, that could be a basis for re-visiting the NATO Charter and hammering out the basis for a more realistic security arrangement.

Probably wouldn't work, but I do like the way that even the mention of such referendums would terrify some of our less enthusiastic defense partners.

Posted by: John Drake at March 29, 2024 12:58 AM (3Gdb3)

392 prompts Florence officials to launch court cases

https://mol.im/a/13248503

Posted by: Ciampino
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Don't piss off the Dago's, they'll get you.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 29, 2024 12:58 AM (Rgfl3)

393 Hey.

Anybody still awake?

Posted by: JQ at March 29, 2024 12:59 AM (njWTi)

394 I want some letters of Mark and some Reprisal too.
Pass 'em out.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 29, 2024 01:00 AM (Rgfl3)

395 Muslim tells black woman to stop eating on bus because he is fasting.

https://tinyurl.com/783r2vcy

No you are not fasting but feasting from sundown to dawn. You just don't eat during the day. Most normal people do that at night and don't eat, but eat in daylight.
Fasting is going for at least one day without food, without the luxury of a meal coming up after 12 hours.

Posted by: Ciampino - one word - castrationfooling yourself calling it fasting at March 29, 2024 01:01 AM (qfLjt)

396 Hey, JQ, you're late.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 29, 2024 01:01 AM (Rgfl3)

397 390 The harrowing essay on the rise of paganism makes a convincing case without even mentioning the overt persecution of Christians taking place across the west.
Posted by: Ordinary American



Everything old is new again!

Posted by: Roman Empire at March 29, 2024 01:02 AM (ntk8v)

398 October 7 terrorist's shocking video testimony is revealed by Israel as he describes sexually assaulting 'terrified' woman: 'I stripped off her clothes. The devil took over me, and I did what I did... I raped her'

https://mol.im/a/13249355

Posted by: Ciampino - all lies I tell you. We treated them well. at March 29, 2024 01:02 AM (qfLjt)

399 I am listening to a breakdown of the NTSB report on the Wings over Dallas mid-air fatal collision between the B-17 and P-63F. The Air Boss, Royce, needs to be staked out in the desert, coated in honey, and a giant magnifying glass placed over him.

The stream swap between fighters and bombers was not briefed prior to show. There was no adequate separation in altitude between the streams.

The Air Boss was located where he could not adequately see what was happening at the incident end of the runway.

The Air Boss was using non-standard terminology over the radio to both streams while trying to direct them.

While the Air Boss was directing the fighter lead to the 500ft line and warning the B-17 lead where the P-51s were located there was a PT-17 with a passenger landing under them.

So what were the qualifications for the Air Boss? He was the son of a CAF air boss. He only had 1,800 hours flight time with none in military aircraft or in air shows. He had a tower license based on two years at a military tower. And his primary job is working at a body shop.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 29, 2024 01:03 AM (6TXCu)

400 This place used to go until 2 or 3 in the morning - don't know what happened.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 29, 2024 01:03 AM (Rgfl3)

401 Duke U. needs heavy censure and someone fired. I bet federal funds, out=r taxes, are in play.
Posted by: Ciampino - one word - castration at March 29, 2024 12:54 AM (qfLjt)


It's Duke, what do you expect? Same school as the Duke Lacrosse Rape Hoax where 88 Duke profs wrote a letter condemning the acts of the depraved frat boys before the trial even occurred. Believe all women, they said. Including hookers out for an easy score? They couldn't say. 'Who are we to judge?' D.A. Nifong being disbarred and going to prison sounds pretty judge-y to me.

Posted by: RickZ at March 29, 2024 01:03 AM (emlEe)

402 I want some letters of Mark and some Reprisal too.
-
I got some letters from Mark if you're interested.

Posted by: Paul at March 29, 2024 01:03 AM (Dnobf)

403 More voter fraud found! Georgia rethugliKKKan party leader brian pritchard caught illegally voting 9 times!

Posted by: raimondo at March 29, 2024 01:04 AM (4zaFj)

404 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 -Tell them to light up the mosque at March 29, 2024 01:04 AM (qfLjt)

405
Hey, JQ! I'm awake. We're having a little back-and-forth about whether Biden is the puppet of some unseen personages in a smoke-filled room.

I really wonder what that threesome with him and Obama and Clinton was like, though. I wonder if O and C shared any confidential thoughts about his prospects in 2024 and what they'll do if he fails.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 29, 2024 01:04 AM (wjjYr)

406 I got one thing --- two things for Gaza, run the people to Egypt and burn it down.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 29, 2024 01:07 AM (Rgfl3)

407 I have fallen in love with Javier Milei.

We need Chainsaw Austerity HERE, and NOW!

Posted by: JQ at March 29, 2024 01:07 AM (njWTi)

408 [m]If it ever gets to the point where votes could be tallied, that could be a basis for re-visiting the NATO Charter and hammering out the basis for a more realistic security arrangement.

Probably wouldn't work, but I do like the way that even the mention of such referendums would terrify some of our less enthusiastic defense partners.
Posted by: John Drake at March 29, 2024 12:58 AM (3Gdb3)


The fix would be in. They'd count the U.S. votes from Dominion machines somewhere in Belgium or some shit.

Posted by: RickZ at March 29, 2024 01:08 AM (emlEe)

409 EXCLUSIVE British Airways flight misses drone by 5ft while flying at 250mph: Horror crash 9,600ft above Kent is narrowly dodged on jet from Greece to Heathrow during incredible close call

https://mol.im/a/13250171

Posted by: Ciampino - close but no coconut at March 29, 2024 01:08 AM (qfLjt)

410 England disgusts me.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 29, 2024 01:08 AM (Rgfl3)

411 Hey, JQ, you're late.
Posted by: Braenyard
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LOL! I figured I's 2 or 3 hours early...

Posted by: JQ at March 29, 2024 01:08 AM (njWTi)

412 -
I got some letters from Mark if you're interested.

Posted by: Paul
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Get me that one from Romans about the sword.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 29, 2024 01:11 AM (Rgfl3)

413 Britian, like the rest of Europe, is falling back to their Pagan roots. It ceased being Christian a long time ago.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at March 29, 2024 01:11 AM (ntk8v)

414 England disgusts me.
Posted by: Braenyard at March 29, 2024 01:08 AM (Rgfl3)


Here, hold my ale!

Posted by: Scotland and Its Code of Conduct for Freedom of Expression at March 29, 2024 01:12 AM (emlEe)

415 Shameless Range-Rover driving squatter is demanding a RANSOM to leave home of Long Island woman who was arrested for daring to confront the people in her house

https://mol.im/a/13250595

Definitely a baseball bat and backhoe case - it's a BBBC

Posted by: Ciampino - it would be a pleasure at March 29, 2024 01:13 AM (qfLjt)

416 Book bound with dead woman's skin that has been in Harvard's library for 90 years is finally removed despite scientists confirming the cover was human ten years ago

https://mol.im/a/13249385
Posted by: Ciampino - Talking of Nazis at March 29, 2024 12:50 AM (qfLjt)

I really don’t have a problem with the book. It was from a cadaver I assume used at a medical school and the explanation for doing it seems not to be nefarious. Lot of real shrunken heads displayed at various places. The caveat is I don’t have a problem if it was display only. Is that wrong?

Posted by: polynikes at March 29, 2024 01:13 AM (MNhXM)

417 JQ, I am just getting here. Love the chainsaw austerity!!!

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at March 29, 2024 01:13 AM (Sgq8y)

418 Using Microsoft Flight Simulator to reconstruct the accident flight, one thing becomes apparent. The P-63F had basically one chance to spot the B-17G "Texas Raider" IF the pilot had taken his eyes off the two P-51s he was following at low altitude and looked out his right door window to pick out a green painted B-17 that would have been below him.

That is a big IF.

So was Wings over Dallas an aberration? The answer is no according to the NTSB. Earlier there was Wings over Houston. I think it was Royce the father running this show. And he called for two questionable actions. First he had an Me 262 fly head on at a B-17 and pass a few hundred feet under the bomber. Then he had a P-51 fly BETWEEN a B-17 and a C-47 that had about 2000ft separation.

At Houston they got lucky. That luck ran out at Dallas killing people and destroying two airplanes.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 29, 2024 01:14 AM (6TXCu)

419 Britian, like the rest of Europe, is falling back to their Pagan roots. It ceased being Christian a long time ago.
Posted by: Puddleglum at work at March 29, 2024 01:11 AM (ntk8v)

It allows for more fagottry.

Posted by: polynikes at March 29, 2024 01:14 AM (MNhXM)

420 Canadians revolting?
Secret police report warns Canadians may revolt once they realize how broke they are under Trudeau as 'many under 35s are unlikely ever to buy a home'

https://mol.im/a/13251019

Posted by: Ciampino - I'd like to see that at March 29, 2024 01:16 AM (qfLjt)

421 {{Debby}}

"Chainsaw Austerity" = not my words, but surely describe my thoughts!

How are you? Well, I hope!

Posted by: JQ at March 29, 2024 01:16 AM (njWTi)

422 have fallen in love with Javier Milei.

We need Chainsaw Austerity HERE, and NOW!
Posted by: JQ at March 29, 2024 01:07 AM (njWTi)

I’m fond of the guy in El Salvador.

Posted by: polynikes at March 29, 2024 01:17 AM (MNhXM)

423 Britian, like the rest of Europe, is falling back to their Pagan roots. It ceased being Christian a long time ago.
Posted by: Puddleglum at work at March 29, 2024 01:11 AM (ntk8v)


I think you could just say the Western World is falling back on its pagan roots and leave it at that. We're going down that same path here. We recently had the story of the man who took a hammer to a satanic statue that was placed in the Iowa capital due to 'religious tolerance'. He was arrested for a hate crime.

Posted by: RickZ at March 29, 2024 01:18 AM (emlEe)

424 Chaos as protesters paying up to $500K a ticket heckle Biden, Obama and Clinton at Radio City: Demonstrator tells presidents 'you are out of your f***ing minds' on Russia and Palestinian supporters says they have blood on their hands

https://mol.im/a/13251099

Posted by: Ciampino - we need to see how many non-citizens protest for Hamas at March 29, 2024 01:18 AM (qfLjt)

425 Did the pagan Brits allow out of towners run rough shod over them?

Posted by: Braenyard at March 29, 2024 01:18 AM (Rgfl3)

426 Chaos as protesters paying up to $500K a ticket heckle Biden, Obama and Clinton at Radio City:

The Great Chicago Fire of 2024 is going to be lit... Mayor Johnson may want to cancel the Democrat Convention. Out of an abundance of caution.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 29, 2024 01:20 AM (6TXCu)

427 Did the pagan Brits allow out of towners run rough shod over them?
Posted by: Braenyard at March 29, 2024 01:18 AM (Rgfl3)

They forced them to build a wall.

Posted by: polynikes at March 29, 2024 01:20 AM (MNhXM)

428 425 Did the pagan Brits allow out of towners run rough shod over them?
Posted by: Braenyard



By other pagans. Romans, Vikings, Saxons, etc.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at March 29, 2024 01:21 AM (ntk8v)

429 Did the pagan Brits allow out of towners run rough shod over them?
Posted by: Braenyard at March 29, 2024 01:18 AM (Rgfl3)


Sic.

Posted by: Emperor Claudius at March 29, 2024 01:22 AM (emlEe)

430 By other pagans. Romans, Vikings, Saxons, etc.
Posted by: Puddleglum at work at March 29, 2024 01:21 AM (ntk8v)

I think they converted the Vikings.

Posted by: polynikes at March 29, 2024 01:22 AM (MNhXM)

431 A rather grim ONT. I think I'll go to bed.

Publius' mama had a nightmare which oddly included Obama and Reagan. Mine will include Baltimore and Hamas.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at March 29, 2024 01:23 AM (w6EFb)

432 No you are not fasting but feasting from sundown to dawn. You just don't eat during the day. Most normal people do that at night and don't eat, but eat in daylight.
Fasting is going for at least one day without food, without the luxury of a meal coming up after 12 hours.
Posted by: Ciampino - one word - castrationfooling yourself calling it fasting at March 29, 2024 01:01 AM (qfLjt)

She should have offered him a sammich. A knuckle sammich.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 29, 2024 01:24 AM (tkR6S)

433 Tom Clancy wrote about Baltimore and terrorists - Patriot Games.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 29, 2024 01:25 AM (6TXCu)

434 I’m fond of the guy in El Salvador.
Posted by: polynikes
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Has he yet filled a pit with the bodies of gang members, and then buried them? If so, I would love him, too.

Posted by: JQ at March 29, 2024 01:25 AM (njWTi)

435 I gather the pagan Brits didn't invite the out of towners in but were forcefully overtaken against their will. Contrary to what they are doing today.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 29, 2024 01:28 AM (Rgfl3)

436 The Great Chicago Fire of 2024 is going to be lit... Mayor Johnson may want to cancel the Democrat Convention. Out of an abundance of caution.
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 29, 2024 01:20 AM (6TXCu)


Saw some clip of a presser held by black group in Chicago (inside a government building?) threatening the Democrats that, given their disdain for blacks, the convention might not be very peaceful.

Been saying for a while now once the 'hood starts to riot over the bullshit going on, it's all over for the Dems. No way to spin 'white supremacy' though I have no doubt they will mightily try to do just that.

Posted by: RickZ at March 29, 2024 01:28 AM (emlEe)

437 The first song I heard by The Who was "I Can See for Miles". So young and dumb, I called the radio station in Chicago, got through to the DJ(!) and asked him, "Where can I get that record?" Patiently, without sarcasm (!!), he explained, "At your local record atore." I'd never heard of such a place until then.

I'll always remember his understanding a young kid.

Posted by: JM in Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at March 29, 2024 01:29 AM (xZaf8)

438 The first song I heard by The Who was "I Can See for Miles". So young and dumb, I called the radio station in Chicago, got through to the DJ(!) and asked him, "Where can I get that record?" Patiently, without sarcasm (!!), he explained, "At your local record atore." I'd never heard of such a place until then.

I'll always remember his understanding a young kid.
Posted by: JM in Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at March 29, 2024 01:29 AM (xZaf


You didn't have a music app?

Posted by: Kids These Days at March 29, 2024 01:30 AM (emlEe)

439 282 Which are worse? Welsh faggots or British faggots?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 11:20 PM (ynpvh)
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Last time I looked Wales was part of Great Britain - you know William is The Prince of Wales now that his Dad is King.

Posted by: Ciampino - faggots are poor relatives of fascists at March 29, 2024 01:31 AM (qfLjt)

440 Catch Thirty-Thr33, I assure you that I am indeed aware of Canadian history and politics, and I also assure that there's no animus on my part - if I came across in that fashion, then that was completely unintended. We're all on the same side here (except for Raimundo, if indeed he/she/it isn't just a bot). We all want what's best for our nation both now and in the future.

Canada's current leadership at the federal level is not entirely friendly to us, and that may extend to some degree to the Provinces and the Territories. But that state of affairs is not guaranteed to last, and in the meantime there's a lot of hemispheric issues where our nation and theirs need to work together. On NATO, the US could easily raise the issue of Trudeau's statements in session with the other member nations and that would then become something where Trudeau might have little choice but to declare an election. However the election might go, it's a win for the US. Trudeau goes, both we and Canada share a victory. If he stays, then it's fair game to introduce a motion before the assembled members of the NATO nation for a decision on the future membership and make-up of the alliance.

Posted by: John Drake at March 29, 2024 01:33 AM (3Gdb3)

441 Has he yet filled a pit with the bodies of gang members, and then buried them? If so, I would love him, too.
Posted by: JQ at March 29, 2024 01:25 AM (njWTi)

He is going to have to do something with the thousands he has imprisoned. They have made themselves into orcs; they cannot be rehabilitated, and can never be released into peaceful society. Perhaps the best thing is to encourage them to volunteer to be cannon fodder in the Ukraine.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 29, 2024 01:37 AM (tkR6S)

442 I thought 'faggots' were sticks, or kindling, or something like that? (way back when, of course)

Posted by: JQ at March 29, 2024 01:37 AM (njWTi)

443 439
Jim, after all that I forgot the important part: it should be Welsh or English - The Midlands being in England.

Posted by: Ciampino - faggots are poor relatives of fascists! at March 29, 2024 01:37 AM (qfLjt)

444 The harbor isn't going to be closed for that long. There are marine construction companies that can clear the debris from the channel pretty quickly.

The hysteria is a bit silly.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 28, 2024 10:37 PM (gSZYf)

Killjoy !

Posted by: JT at March 29, 2024 01:37 AM (T4tVD)

445 ..I'll always remember his understanding a young kid.
Posted by: JM in Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at March 29, 2024 01:29 AM (xZaf


You were very smart and mature for your years. You called the Radio Station.

I dialed "0" for the Operator. She wasn't as patient and understanding as your Radio Station employee.

Wasn't a "song". The D.J. had played an entire Moody Blues compilation. Ride My See Saw. Tuesday Afternoon. Nights in White Satin.

I had maybe $1.15 of 196something dollars in my pocket, ready to burn!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 29, 2024 01:38 AM (e6UQI)

446
64 "The oil fields will burn for two years!"
Red Adairs crew. "Watch us."
Posted by: Some Rat at March 28, 2024 10:18 PM (vJiyU)


Perfect way to make the point.

Posted by: JM in Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at March 29, 2024 01:38 AM (jxGrZ)

447 431 A rather grim ONT. I think I'll go to bed.

Publius' mama had a nightmare which oddly included Obama and Reagan. Mine will include Baltimore and Hamas.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist
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First night in a while it wasn't grim.
She (rich valley girl) blonde with a Doe Skin tan Cadillac convertible. At the gas station she put her credit card in the slot and out came two more each with several Benjamins. It went on from there. Had supper with mogul parents. It was rolling.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 29, 2024 01:39 AM (Rgfl3)

448 He is going to have to do something with the thousands he has imprisoned. They have made themselves into orcs; they cannot be rehabilitated, and can never be released into peaceful society. Perhaps the best thing is to encourage them to volunteer to be cannon fodder in the Ukraine.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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As long as they are not released, I do not care.

Posted by: JQ at March 29, 2024 01:39 AM (njWTi)

449 >>>
He is going to have to do something with the thousands he has imprisoned. They have made themselves into orcs; they cannot be rehabilitated, and can never be released into peaceful society. Perhaps the best thing is to encourage them to volunteer to be cannon fodder in the Ukraine.

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

They ought to do that here. 'Home or Ukraine', your choice.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 29, 2024 01:42 AM (Rgfl3)

450 Heh. Send zem to de Russian Front!!!

Posted by: JQ at March 29, 2024 01:43 AM (njWTi)

451 I might still be in love with Roger Daltrey. That would make about 55 years of that. Or so. Sorta. I mean, I'm only 29.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at March 29, 2024 01:48 AM (sRfrW)

452 310
I sometimes apprentice for Admiral Ackbar...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 11:35 PM (ynpvh)
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You do know you are now trapped in that role ....

Posted by: Ciampino - that ship did an Ackbar on Baltimore at March 29, 2024 01:48 AM (qfLjt)

453 Hello, Horde!

Happy to report that I was released from the hospital yesterday, and am home again and feeling fine. Thanks for all of the prayers 😊❤
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas, AOS Ladies Brigade, Plucky Comic Relief

Nice !

Posted by: JT at March 29, 2024 01:49 AM (T4tVD)

454 409 EXCLUSIVE British Airways flight misses drone by 5ft while flying at 250mph: Horror crash 9,600ft above Kent is narrowly dodged on jet from Greece to Heathrow during incredible close call

https://mol.im/a/13250171
Posted by: Ciampino - close but no coconut at March 29, 2024 01:08 AM (qfLjt)

"It is thought that the unscrupulous drone operator
in the incident might have been trying to get
dramatic video footage of an airliner in mid-air."

Or maybe he tried to take out an airliner. Or the next guy WILL try. What an age we live in.

Posted by: JM in Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at March 29, 2024 01:51 AM (jxGrZ)

455 There's an episode of Buck Rogers (Gil Gerard and Erin Gray) where Buck starts talking about the Beatles. Wilma says, "the who?" Buck responds, "not The Who, the Beatles". I found it funny.

Posted by: SFGoth at March 29, 2024 01:52 AM (KAi1n)

456 Great news, Teresa!

Posted by: JM in Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at March 29, 2024 01:52 AM (jxGrZ)

457 I feel like I have been run over by a truck
Posted by: Skip at March 29, 2024 12:16 AM (fwDg9)

I know a bridge that feels worse than you do !

Posted by: JT at March 29, 2024 01:53 AM (T4tVD)

458 "It is thought that the unscrupulous drone operator
in the incident might have been trying to get
dramatic video footage of an airliner in mid-air."

Or maybe he tried to take out an airliner. Or the next guy WILL try. What an age we live in.
Posted by: JM in Ill


One attempted murder charge--or at least reckless endangerment--for every soul on that airliner. That should send the message. Though it won't help against actual terrorists.

Posted by: mikeski at March 29, 2024 01:54 AM (DgGvY)

459 "It is thought that the unscrupulous drone operator
in the incident might have been trying to get
dramatic video footage of an airliner in mid-air."

Or maybe he tried to take out an airliner. Or the next guy WILL try. What an age we live in.
Posted by: JM in Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at March 29, 2024 01:51 AM (jxGrZ)

I doubt an ordinary camera-equipped drone could take out an airliner; simply not massive enough. At most, it could take out one engine if the engine ingested it. Nevertheless, any dickwad operating a drone in controlled airspace should be shot.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 29, 2024 01:57 AM (tkR6S)

460 Are the Birdseye Faggots from Kansas City ?

Posted by: JT at March 29, 2024 01:57 AM (T4tVD)

461 Hiya, JT!

I thought Birdseye was some kinda frozen veggies?

Posted by: JQ at March 29, 2024 01:59 AM (njWTi)

462 330

Dire Straits debut album > Love Over Gold > Brothers in Arms

Posted by: Doof at March 28, 2024 11:51 PM (eNASR)
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The extended version of Sultans of Swing from the Alchemy album, is the best version I've heard of that song, and Mark's guitar playing from approx. the 8 minute mark to the end is absolutely fabulous.

Posted by: Ciampino - It's the high notes at March 29, 2024 02:00 AM (qfLjt)

463 JQ, I am ok, at least that is what I tell myself every day, to do otherwise would not be productive. How is your pellet stove working tonight?? I admire you so much, you know.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at March 29, 2024 02:01 AM (Sgq8y)

464 I thought Birdseye was some kinda frozen veggies?
Posted by: JQ at March 29, 2024 01:59 AM (njWTi)

Some guy by the name of Birdseye invented a method of flash-freezing veggies to preserve their fresh color and taste. He founded a company.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 29, 2024 02:01 AM (tkR6S)

465 Ok, got to turn in.

Hubby has been sick these last couple days and I'm totally burnt out...

Good night, horde. Sweet dreams to all!

Posted by: JQ at March 29, 2024 02:02 AM (njWTi)

466 "Nite JQ !

Posted by: JT at March 29, 2024 02:03 AM (T4tVD)

467 Hiya

Posted by: JT at March 29, 2024 02:03 AM (T4tVD)

468 oh, hi, Debby!

Pellet stove is finally fixed. Guess that one motor was a dud. Grrr... waste of time...

Anyway, sorry I can't stay & chat tonight.

:heart:

Posted by: JQ at March 29, 2024 02:04 AM (njWTi)

469 Air France Boeing 777 from Atlanta rejected takeoff due to open door alarm

Posted by: Braenyard at March 29, 2024 02:07 AM (Rgfl3)

470 ..The extended version of Sultans of Swing from the Alchemy album, is the best version I've heard of that song, and Mark's guitar playing from approx. the 8 minute mark to the end is absolutely fabulous.
Posted by: Ciampino - It's the high notes at March 29, 2024 02:00 AM (qfLjt)


Check out the focus on the drummer, something more than 2 min. in. He was DELIVERING. Why?

He'd learned that his estranged Dad, who kicked him out because he'd chosen 'music" as an avocation, was in the audience. After somethinnteen years.

He LAID IT ON, and ROCKED the kit.

Knopfler looked up at the drum set, and nodded a respect.

They say that the drummer and his Dad's reunion, after the show, was of LEGEND. I believe it. How could've it been have been, otherwise?


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 29, 2024 02:09 AM (e6UQI)

471 Hunter Biden Whistleblower Tony Bobulinski Suing Liberal Fox News Host – ‘Lies Have Consequences’. He's suing Fox News host Jessica Tarlov for defamation. The co-host of “The Five” indicated his legal fees had been paid by a political action committee affiliated with former President Donald Trump.
They were asked to apologize. They wouldn't

Posted by: Braenyard at March 29, 2024 02:12 AM (Rgfl3)

472 Finished my ice cream and cookies, it's time for a nap.
Y'all have a good evening. 'night

Posted by: Braenyard at March 29, 2024 02:18 AM (Rgfl3)

473 343 As for Turkey: the President there has said that democracy is like a train, at some point it stops and you leave the train. Or words to that effect.

Turkey should be out for that alone.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at March 29, 2024 12:04 AM (8sMut)
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That's just another clever way to say that when the people learn that they can vote themselves the State's treasure then democracy is dead. Our democraps are doing that right now, printing money and laundering it in Ukraine.

Posted by: Ciampino - Or use DAs and crooked judges at March 29, 2024 02:19 AM (qfLjt)

474 Jeepers, good night all of you fine people, guess that sleep is the only option now.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at March 29, 2024 02:20 AM (Sgq8y)

475 It's WeirdDave at 10:00 PM!

Posted by: m at March 29, 2024 02:26 AM (o3SCB)

476 Hiya m !

Slow night in Blogland.....

Posted by: JT at March 29, 2024 02:29 AM (T4tVD)

477 378 No one found out anything about the couple on the bow of the ship doing a T pose?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 29, 2024 12:40 AM (lhenN)
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The red smear on the concrete didn't preserve any clues.

Posted by: Ciampino - Humans don't make good buffers at March 29, 2024 02:31 AM (qfLjt)

478 Alchemy is my favorite live album. Telegraph Road is a work of art by Dire Straits. I can listen to it on a loop.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at March 29, 2024 02:33 AM (ntk8v)

479 The red smear on the concrete didn't preserve any clues.
Posted by: Ciampino - Humans don't make good buffers at March 29, 2024 02:31 AM (qfLjt)


I saw Red Smear open for Green Day at the Meadowlands in '05.

Posted by: RickZ at March 29, 2024 02:34 AM (emlEe)

480 https://youtu.be/Q1Wp2ASqyxI?si=MIam2kJDt3_d2xa_

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at March 29, 2024 02:35 AM (ntk8v)

481 ...The red smear on the concrete didn't preserve any clues. Posted by: Ciampino - Humans don't make good buffers at March 29, 2024 02:31 AM (qfLjt)

The Harbormaster said it'd left a Titanic Mess on the bridge piling.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


/and i'm up wayyyy too late

Posted by: Jim at March 29, 2024 02:36 AM (e6UQI)

482 74 What do you guys call meatballs?

I thought that was also the term for a bunch of green branches...I guess faggot is a very useful word?
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 28, 2024 10:20 PM (ynpvh)

Thanks for helping me out with that joke, which I wasn't getting.

Posted by: m at March 29, 2024 02:37 AM (o3SCB)

483 Oh, now I see the "For those who speak American and not English" video.

Posted by: m at March 29, 2024 02:39 AM (o3SCB)

484 Erin Grey as Wilma Deering.

That set a young man’s heart afire.

Posted by: Pete Bog at March 29, 2024 02:40 AM (FL1z8)

485 Since I can't seem to quit you folks, I thought that fag was British slang for smoke. Am I wrong?? So confused these days.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at March 29, 2024 02:40 AM (Sgq8y)

486 Alchemy is my favorite live album. Telegraph Road is a work of art by Dire Straits. I can listen to it on a loop.
Posted by: Puddleglum at work at March 29, 2024 02:33 AM (ntk8v)


Live albums, I have a few (regrets). But for me, hands down, the best live album is a triple, 'YesSongs'. The fact they could perform 'Close to the Edge', all 18:43 seconds of it, live remains impressive to me. They weren't just a studio group, though they were damn good at that, too, producing one of the best all-time albums, 'Fragile'. Nothing like Chris Squire on lead bass.

Posted by: RickZ at March 29, 2024 02:42 AM (emlEe)

487 39 So when you say a "chamber event", you're talking about going to some kinky S&M club, right?
Posted by: Robert

That, or he's hitting the range.
Posted by: mikeski at March 28, 2024 10:10 PM (DgGvY)

Or meeting with a judge? Or watching a concert?
I have no idea.

Posted by: m at March 29, 2024 02:43 AM (o3SCB)

488 485 Since I can't seem to quit you folks, I thought that fag was British slang for smoke. Am I wrong?? So confused these days.
Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at March 29, 2024 02:40 AM (Sgq8y)

For cigarette.

Posted by: m at March 29, 2024 02:44 AM (o3SCB)

489 433 Tom Clancy wrote about Baltimore and terrorists - Patriot Games.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 29, 2024 01:25 AM (6TXCu)
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Wasn't that "The Sum Of All Fears"? Baltimore?
Patriot Games was London with IRA terrorists .....
I'm currently reading 'The Cardinal of Moscow', also Clancy.

Posted by: Ciampino - Clancy is a good writer at March 29, 2024 02:48 AM (qfLjt)

490 Ciampino, I think that you are reading The Cardinal of the Kremlin, it was a good read. Off with me now.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at March 29, 2024 02:50 AM (Sgq8y)

491 Since I can't seem to quit you folks, I thought that fag was British slang for smoke. Am I wrong?? So confused these days.
Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at March 29, 2024 02:40 AM (Sgq8y)

For cigarette.
Posted by: m at March 29, 2024 02:44 AM (o3SCB)

Fag - cigarette
Faggots - meatballs

Faggots and gravy:

https://tinyurl.com/4br2yet4

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 29, 2024 02:50 AM (tkR6S)

492 I might add that the picture in the link looks pretty yummy. I would mow down on those faggots like an avenging angel.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 29, 2024 02:54 AM (tkR6S)

493 488 485 Since I can't seem to quit you folks, I thought that fag was British slang for smoke. Am I wrong?? So confused these days.
Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at March 29, 2024 02:40 AM (Sgq8y)

For cigarette.

Posted by: m at March 29, 2024 02:44 AM (o3SCB)
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fag has many meanings including cigarette. At school in Kenya we used that term.

fag1 British
n noun
1 informal a tiring or unwelcome task.
2 a junior pupil at a public school who does chores for a senior pupil.

fag2
n noun North American informal, derogatory a male homosexual.

fag3
n noun British informal a cigarette.

Posted by: Ciampino - a packet of fags (smokes) at March 29, 2024 02:55 AM (qfLjt)

494 The Who were never high on my playlists. None of their stuff in my top ten.
Allman Bros Live At Fillmore East I have owned in 8 track, cassette, CD and now digital. Have a DS take me by the bank that occupies the old Fillmore.
Fortunate son indeed.

Posted by: SunyD at March 29, 2024 02:59 AM (4jtdv)

495 Little Feat, "Waiting For Columbus" is a darned good live album.

(plays Dixie Chicken)

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 29, 2024 03:04 AM (tkR6S)

496 459
I doubt an ordinary camera-equipped drone could take out an airliner; simply not massive enough. At most, it could take out one engine if the engine ingested it. Nevertheless, any dickwad operating a drone in controlled airspace should be shot.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 29, 2024 01:57 AM (tkR6S)
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You are mostly right though if it took out the windshield and the pilot{s} at low altitude, it could cause a crash.
But consider that those turbo-fan engines cost $12M to $20M each plus all the labor and testing.

Posted by: Ciampino - the cost of a new engine will buy a lot of fags at March 29, 2024 03:06 AM (qfLjt)

497 470
They say that the drummer and his Dad's reunion, after the show, was of LEGEND. I believe it. How could've it been have been, otherwise?

Jim
Sunk New Dawn

Posted by: Jim at March 29, 2024 02:09 AM (e6UQI)
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jim, thanks for that snippet. I didn't know that.

Posted by: Ciampino - Update #169 at March 29, 2024 03:13 AM (qfLjt)

498 498

Posted by: m at March 29, 2024 03:14 AM (o3SCB)

499 499

Posted by: m at March 29, 2024 03:14 AM (o3SCB)

500 Army suffers two Apache helicopter crashes within 48 hours

https://tinyurl.com/2mjx962r

Posted by: Ciampino - Update #170 at March 29, 2024 03:21 AM (qfLjt)

501 Brooklyn woman has jaw wired shut after stranger sucker-punches her on the street - but alleged attacker walks FREE with pending assault charge

https://mol.im/a/13250905

Good luck finding him.

Posted by: Ciampino - Update #171 at March 29, 2024 03:22 AM (qfLjt)

502 King Biscuit Boy with Crowbar. Had beers with Biscuit one evening. Hell of a musician. Kind of a failure as a human being. RIP, Richard.

https://youtu.be/aiq-14H0Cuk

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 29, 2024 03:23 AM (tkR6S)

503 Well, off to the snoozer for me. Night, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 29, 2024 03:50 AM (tkR6S)

504 Pixy's up!

Posted by: m at March 29, 2024 04:03 AM (o3SCB)

505 I will say this yet again, because there is not ONE of you who comments here that doesn't know it as truth, thus irrefutable.

We live in the most exceptional country on the planet, populated by an extraordinary people who are governed by the most unique political system in history.

A brief look back through our history will reveal we have met and prevailed over issues even more serious that the current one, with an unbroken record of success. In fact, the struggle of our predecessors to ensure that our Republic endures is now our heritage.

The country, and that which formed it is still in place,
it's gone nowhere, but has been suborned to the point of invisibility by the left and requires a thorough cleansing.

We WILL prevail here because we're Americans and as such are precluded from defeat. NEVER forget that.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 29, 2024 04:04 AM (KATBx)

506 WeirdDave

(condolences to your friend)

Posted by: Candidus at March 29, 2024 07:03 AM (V1yiu)

507 all of the port facilities are behind the bridge
Which makes it all the more baffling as to why it wasn't being escorted by tugs past that bridge.
Posted by: GWB at March 28, 2024 10:03 PM (69JzL)

Lots of videos out there on marine sites explaining why.

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy now with twice the crazy at March 29, 2024 07:20 AM (iODuv)

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