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The Morning Rant: Fire The Pentagon

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We have the largest office building in the world (until last year) dedicated to the thousands of people who are supposedly dedicated to the planning and execution of our defense plans. 23,000 people to be exact, although I am confident that the Department of Defense has no real idea how many work there or what they do.

That planning is supposed to extend into the far future. Space battles, hypersonic missiles, robots, electronic warfare that most people cannot even imagine, and on and on. That's their job.

Yet they could not plan for a breakdown in the logistics chains that allow our shipyards to function? Because logistics is supposed to be a big deal in the military. Or is it paving the way for an equitable armed forces that respects the rights of transgenders, non-binaries, furries and pedophiles?

Because that's what most of the nonsense coming out of the Pentagon sounds like. They have lost focus. They have forgotten their jobs. They are going to get a lot of Americans killed.

US Navy ship programs face years-long delays amid labor, supply woes

Based on current performance, the Navy projects the first Columbia-class SSBN will deliver 12 to 16 months later than its contractual delivery date of October 2027. The submarine is built by General Dynamics’ Electric Boat and HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding.

This is particularly worrisome because the vessel is expected to deploy shortly after its post-delivery testing and training. The Navy is obligated to have 10 SSBNs ready to deploy, lurking beneath the oceans while carrying nuclear missiles. The service is counting on the lead Columbia boat to deliver in 2027 so it can go on its maiden patrol in 2031. With any delays, the Navy will dip below the requirement.

Guertin said the Navy took significant steps prior to the pandemic to reduce risk on this program and accelerate the schedule where possible.

“COVID happened. Supply chain changed. Workforce greening happened,” he said, but previous risk-reduction steps kept the pandemic impacts “as minimal as possible.” The Columbia program, the Navy’s top acquisition priority, is the least delayed of the new programs assessed in the shipbuilding review, Guertin said. [Bolding mine]

That's sh*t planning. Maybe fewer photo ops with transsexual sailors and pregnant "warfighters" and a few more late nights trying to keep our country safe.

But the worst and most damaging thing is the pathetic nods to the country-killing communist concept of global warming! It is subsuming the only job these people have. That job is to make sure that America can fight and win wars. Any other focus is anathema to their mission and must be ruthlessly stamped out.

That alliteration is coincidental...who is pushing "global warming" as an existential issue? The left. And who controls the left?

Having a "Green" armed forces is indistinguishable from having a second-rate armed forces. Spending precious time and money on planning planes and tanks and trucks that get better mileage and don't emit CO2 is rank stupidity and is going to get lots of soldiers and sailors killed, and maybe lose us a war. Allowing green initiatives to slow the production of vital military hardware is criminal, and these people should be cashiered.

Read the article. It is a mass of excuses for the Pentagon's abject failure to do their only job! Understanding the complexity of shipbuilding is admittedly a far more daunting task in 2024 compared to the planning for shipbuilding during WWII, when we could produce a Liberty ship. They took eight months to build at first, and that dropped to a bit more than one month by the time production ramped up. But that was 80 years ago, and the Department of Defense has grown in complexity along with its ships.

There is simply no reason for these delays other than failure. Our country used to reward success and punish failure.

What has happened to us?

[Crossposted at CutJibNewsletter]

Posted by: CBD at 11:00 AM




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Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at April 04, 2024 11:00 AM (9yWhg)

2 From a cannon? Into the Sun? Because I could get behind that.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 04, 2024 11:01 AM (Wnv9h)

3 I called 'em.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at April 04, 2024 11:01 AM (9yWhg)

4 Harumph

Posted by: Rhubarb Ranch at April 04, 2024 11:01 AM (kc0fx)

5 We have the largest office building in the world (until last year)


What building overtook it?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at April 04, 2024 11:02 AM (9yWhg)

6 I remember a Buck Rodgers episode where they find an alien spaceship that has something like 9 Admirals and then just 1 Seaman that does all the work.

Slowly but surely the US military is getting to be like that.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 04, 2024 11:02 AM (ibTVg)

7 CDR Salamander discussed this at his Substack: https://cdrsalamander.substack.com/

Posted by: Butch at April 04, 2024 11:03 AM (0APJ3)

8 I am starting to think Diversity is about implementing all the bad ideas to find out which one is the worse

Posted by: bang-a-gong at April 04, 2024 11:03 AM (YzfW8)

9 From a cannon? Into the Sun? Because I could get behind that.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 04, 2024 11:01 AM (Wnv9h)
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As long as the Pentagon isn't in charge of building the cannon...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at April 04, 2024 11:04 AM (7fElN)

10 What has happened to us?

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We didn't stay away from the brown acid?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 04, 2024 11:04 AM (FVME7)

11 If the workforce gets greened
They not a mean machine!

Posted by: Count de Monet at April 04, 2024 11:04 AM (4I/2K)

12
What has happened to us?


General Milley and "Admiral" "Ray-chelle" Levine are rumored to be the newest hot couple for "Dancing With the Stars".

That's what has happened to us.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 04, 2024 11:05 AM (xG4kz)

13 a far more daunting task in 2024 compared to the planning for shipbuilding during WWII

Improvements in computing and materials *should* significantly reduce the complexity burden more then any increase in the complexity of the ship itself takes.

But the real increase in difficulty between then and now is bureaucratic.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 04, 2024 11:05 AM (ibTVg)

14 Here's a new report on how DEI affects both profitability and readiness.

New Study Shows McKinsey’s Studies Promoting DEI Profitability Were Garbage

Despite the flaws in McKinsey’s work, the U.S. military cited the 2015 diversity report from the consulting company in 2021. In the Navy’s “Task Force One” final report espousing the need to diversify the force, the authors wrote that “gender-diverse organizations are 15 percent more likely to outperform other organizations and diverse organizations are 35 percent more likely to outperform their non-diverse counterparts.”

“When compared to 2018 U.S. Census population data, our enlisted force has greater racial and ethnic diversity than our society, however, is under represented from a gender perspective,” the Navy reported. “Our officer corps remains overwhelmingly white and male and, except for Asian representation, is not representative of the U.S. today.”


She explained, “Race-conscious ‘diversity, equity, and inclusion’ (DEI) policies are making personnel shortages worse.”

“a steep decline in white recruits almost entirely accounts for the ongoing recruiting crisis."

https://tinyurl.com/ydzhy2hb

Posted by: The Flowers at April 04, 2024 11:05 AM (CsUN+)

15 6 I remember a Buck Rodgers episode where they find an alien spaceship that has something like 9 Admirals and then just 1 Seaman that does all the work.

===

Ah, Erin Gray. Bee-dee-Bee-dee-Bee-dee......

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at April 04, 2024 11:05 AM (T+Iwg)

16 Our country used to reward success and punish failure.
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We got tired of winning.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 04, 2024 11:06 AM (RIvkX)

17 The Columbia is being built right across the bay from me. We've been seeing parts of it being shipped by barge back and forth between Quonset and Groton, CT for years now.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 04, 2024 11:06 AM (LkLld)

18 Supply chain woes.

That can't be. Pete Buttigieg has been all over the elimination of racist freeways and insulting Americans who have failed to exchange their gas vehicles for EVs.

Posted by: red speck at April 04, 2024 11:06 AM (0Id0S)

19
What building overtook it?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus


A combo tent and hovels encampment of street shitters in Portland, OR.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 04, 2024 11:06 AM (xG4kz)

20 From a cannon? Into the Sun? Because I could get behind that.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 04, 2024 11:01 AM (Wnv9h)
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As long as the Pentagon isn't in charge of building the cannon...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at April 04, 2024 11:04 AM


No worries. Worst case, cannon and projectile explode. Win-win. Maybe a little collateral damage to D.C., but I'm willing to accept that.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 04, 2024 11:06 AM (Wnv9h)

21 “a steep decline in white recruits almost entirely accounts for the ongoing recruiting crisis."

https://tinyurl.com/ydzhy2hb


Gee, I can't imagine why whites don't want to volunteer for organizations that demonize them, and promote others with demonstrably lesser performance, just because of skin color or genitalia. It's a mystery is what it is.

Oh, and f*** McKinsey.

Posted by: Archimedes at April 04, 2024 11:07 AM (CsUN+)

22 Yet they could not plan for a breakdown in the logistics chains that allow our shipyards to function?

What if we planned for AND executed the breakdown? What if you're completely wrong about who our enemy is?

Posted by: The Pentagon at April 04, 2024 11:07 AM (S9XeJ)

23 Two Ukraine headlines.

1). Biden level dishonesty. Maybe he could borrow old Toilet Brush Head to sell it.

Russia Blames Moscow Massacre on Ukraine, Not ISIS

2) Ukraine Lowers Conscription Age to Make Up for Troop Shortfall

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That worked out so well for Hitler.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 04, 2024 11:08 AM (FVME7)

24 Lowest common denominator does not equal diversity.

Diversity includes diversity of ability; outcomes.

Posted by: Scottst at April 04, 2024 11:08 AM (qcvs8)

25 Priorities...

DEI is apparently #1 in the military now. As slow as that institution is to change, of any kind, it will be decades before it's rid of that abomination.

If ever.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at April 04, 2024 11:08 AM (Q4IgG)

26 I saw Pyloric Valve open for Sonic Youth at Rockwood in '92.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 04, 2024 11:09 AM (cf/0E)

27 There is simply no reason for these delays other than failure. Our country used to reward success and punish failure.

What has happened to us?


Success got branded rayciss

Posted by: blaster at April 04, 2024 11:09 AM (ASVTS)

28 "Diversity is about implementing all the bad ideas to find out which one is the worse"

Ah...yes. The scientific method at work.

Posted by: Ribbed at April 04, 2024 11:09 AM (iFMeW)

29 Ah, Erin Gray. Bee-dee-Bee-dee-Bee-dee......
_______

This bikini clad Colonel was a great pilot and could kick Buck's ass when he needed it.

https://tinyurl.com/ycka3swc

Posted by: Not an Admiral from planet Calamari at April 04, 2024 11:10 AM (fs1hN)

30 What building overtook it?

"The Surat Diamond Bourse in Gujarat, India, has surpassed the Pentagon as the world's largest office building, with over 7.1 million square feet of floor space."

Posted by: t-bird at April 04, 2024 11:10 AM (sLlF/)

31 If the workforce gets greened
They not a mean machine!


Not a lean, mean, fighting machine!
They probably couldn't win a mud wrasslin bout against bikini girls.

Posted by: Dewey Oxburger at April 04, 2024 11:11 AM (4I/2K)

32 We have the largest office building in the world (until last year) dedicated to the thousands of people who are supposedly dedicated to the planning and execution of our defense plans. 23,000 people to be exact, although I am confident that the Department of Defense has no real idea how many work there or what they do.

At a guess, 10% gather up documents and compile reports to send to Beijing. Another 10% are just there to perform family friendly drag shows.

The rest are just planning on how to put down the folks in fly-over country when they rise up. Legend has it there was a moron dentist there once but no one really believes that.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at April 04, 2024 11:11 AM (IUd0M)

33 What building overtook it?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at April 04, 2024 11:02 AM (9yWhg)

Some building in Asia...India I think.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 04, 2024 11:11 AM (gSZYf)

34 One could assume now is about the best time ever for China to invade Taiwan.

Posted by: Chairman LMAO, AI Expert at April 04, 2024 11:11 AM (snyZJ)

35 It's a trap!

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at April 04, 2024 11:11 AM (T+Iwg)

36 We still lead by far in creating leading edge military equipment. It’s the building part of it that has fallen off the cliff. Want an in demand good paying job ? Learn to weld.

Posted by: polynikes at April 04, 2024 11:11 AM (MNhXM)

37 It's a Clown World After All.

Bearded Trans Player Suspended From Rowing Team for Leering at Girls

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 04, 2024 11:11 AM (FVME7)

38 Oh, and f*** McKinsey.
_____

Go on.....

Posted by: Pete Buttegegg - McKinsey Consultant at April 04, 2024 11:11 AM (fs1hN)

39 "The Surat Diamond Bourse in Gujarat, India, has surpassed the Pentagon as the world's largest office building, with over 7.1 million square feet of floor space."
Posted by: t-bird at April 04, 2024 11:10 AM (sLlF/)
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That's one hell of a call center!

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at April 04, 2024 11:11 AM (7fElN)

40 "There is simply no reason for these delays other than failure."

Well, that and endless cost overruns and more opportunities for graft and corruption. I'm convinced that all these high-dollar weapons systems are dragged out for as long as possible to maximize profit and bribery, as well as to delay the realization that the system doesn't work as well at advertised.

Posted by: Elric Blade at April 04, 2024 11:11 AM (iFTx/)

41 We are the Vogons.

Posted by: Ribbed at April 04, 2024 11:12 AM (iFMeW)

42 I hope the Twitter thing on Ukraine joining NATA is BS. That would be really, really bad.

I am actually dreading the future. I've never felt like that before.

Posted by: pawn at April 04, 2024 11:12 AM (QB+5g)

43 "Bearded Trans Player Suspended From Rowing Team for Leering at Girls"

So now they hate lesbians.

Posted by: Ribbed at April 04, 2024 11:13 AM (IHRQq)

44 ‘ What has happened to us?’
We acquired a bunch of leftists and didn’t crush them politically. Now we’re being punished for that failure. I include myself in that failure.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at April 04, 2024 11:13 AM (jbnUc)

45 41 We are the Vogons.
______

Please, don't regale us with your poetry.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at April 04, 2024 11:13 AM (fs1hN)

46 If Trump wins...one of the very first things he should do is fire people doing jobs not at all related to the Department that they work in.

In the DOJ, anyone works on Green silliness or DEI gets the boot.

If they can't be fired, then reassigned to a post near the arctic circle or some blank stretch of desert.

Same same for CDC with people working on things like gun control or DEI or anything not directly related to control and elimininatiopn of actual real disease. And work on gain of function should be firing followed by immediate imprisonment.

Aaaaaand, all the way through the other Depts, if it's not part of the original an/or direct function of that Dept out they go.

Oh, and definitely strip the SWAT-like armaments of all those debts as well.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 04, 2024 11:14 AM (nFnyb)

47 I blame Secretary Buttgigitty!

Drought in Panama Canal May Upset Global Supply Chains

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Wait. I thought sea levels were supposed to rise.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 04, 2024 11:15 AM (FVME7)

48 >>> What has happened to us?
---------------------------

We have been radically transformed.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 04, 2024 11:15 AM (TvHck)

49 What has happened to us?


A Communist coup?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) muses at April 04, 2024 11:16 AM (aD39U)

50 Oh, and definitely strip the SWAT-like armaments of all those debts as well.
______

100%. No reason Dept. of Education needs any guns/ammo.

And why don't we know by now who ordered it, why, and who approved it so they can be defenestrated.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at April 04, 2024 11:16 AM (fs1hN)

51 42
‘ I am actually dreading the future.’

Cheer up. Sometimes the bad guys cancel each other out.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at April 04, 2024 11:16 AM (jbnUc)

52 Blame the Peace Dividend.

Posted by: It goes back to BJ Clinton at April 04, 2024 11:17 AM (dg+HA)

53 30 What building overtook it?

"The Surat Diamond Bourse in Gujarat, India, has surpassed the Pentagon as the world's largest office building, with over 7.1 million square feet of floor space."
Posted by: t-bird at April 04, 2024 11:10 AM (sLlF/)

"Hold my mimosa"

Posted by: FBI Death Star at April 04, 2024 11:17 AM (JnwS2)

54 The Columbia program, the Navy’s top acquisition priority, is the least delayed of the new programs assessed in the shipbuilding review, Guertin said.

Sure, we're getting this submarine a year, year and a half, later than we needed it... and we're rushing production which means there'll be problems... but look at the bright side - everything else is worse.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at April 04, 2024 11:17 AM (IUd0M)

55
Ukraine Lowers Conscription Age to Make Up for Troop Shortfall

Out: Russian brides
In: Ukrainian brides

Posted by: Divide by Zero at April 04, 2024 11:17 AM (RKVpM)

56 FUUUUUU-

debts = depts


Thx, AC!

Posted by: naturalfake at April 04, 2024 11:18 AM (nFnyb)

57 "If Trump wins..."

I think he should fire any prosecutor who brought charges on January 6th as well.

Been looking at the map, looking for the steal. Based on polls, Trump is over 300. I think the steal is most likely in Michigan and Pennsylvania, which would put Biden over the top.

Posted by: Ribbed at April 04, 2024 11:18 AM (IHRQq)

58 Wait. I thought sea levels were supposed to rise.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks
-------------------------------

They are, but you feel it more than see it.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 04, 2024 11:18 AM (TvHck)

59 What building overtook it?

"The Surat Diamond Bourse in Gujarat, India, has surpassed the Pentagon as the world's largest office building, with over 7.1 million square feet of floor space."
=================================

Wait until you see the new FBI headquarters!!!

Posted by: bang-a-gong at April 04, 2024 11:18 AM (YzfW8)

60 Tim Graham: Journalists Boast They're Not for Democrats, They're for “True Facts”

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And they can't help it if all the true facts support the Democrats.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 04, 2024 11:19 AM (FVME7)

61 On a not completely unrelated note.....blinken is in Europe celebrating the 75th anniversary of NATO and is claiming that Ukraine will join NATO.


We had better start doubling up on shipbuilding because we are gonna need them quick.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at April 04, 2024 11:19 AM (QNSds)

62 But the worst and most damaging thing is the pathetic nods to the country-killing communist concept of global warming!

I'd say the "worst and most damaging thing" is the headlong rush into starting a war with a country whose military is dedicated to winning a war.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at April 04, 2024 11:20 AM (IUd0M)

63 Commenting present

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2024 11:20 AM (Fwpie)

64 CBD wants to put our fabulous and all so diverse generals and admirals out of work!!!!

Posted by: Media Stooge at April 04, 2024 11:20 AM (LjgPm)

65 Two Ukraine headlines.

1). Biden level dishonesty. Maybe he could borrow old Toilet Brush Head to sell it.

Russia Blames Moscow Massacre on Ukraine, Not ISIS

2) Ukraine Lowers Conscription Age to Make Up for Troop Shortfall

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That worked out so well for Hitler.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks

To the second statement.
Apparently Ukraine had some crazy rule or law that they couldn't draft males younger than 28 (I think).
The reason was they didn't want to risk the future population of the country.
Sounds like they are getting a little concerned.

Posted by: Erebus-ex-killer whale at April 04, 2024 11:20 AM (s3vs/)

66 From a cannon? Into the Sun? Because I could get behind that.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState

Seconded.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at April 04, 2024 11:21 AM (t/2Uw)

67 If that NATO rumor is true, Russia will completely destroy the country. There will be no Ukraine left to join.

This is just escalating the way everyone was worried it would.

Posted by: pawn at April 04, 2024 11:21 AM (QB+5g)

68 I'm pretty sure at this point the intent of our government is to bleed us dry, demoralize and weaken our military, start a war, and topple the U.S.

Posted by: Ribbed at April 04, 2024 11:22 AM (IHRQq)

69 We've moved from a profoundly corrupt and unserious country to a profoundly corrupt and ridiculous country.

Oh, and who exactly is going to be manning these systems going forward?

More than likely, newly minted "citizens," ie The Modern Day Hessians.

For what end? Who knows but it can't be good.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at April 04, 2024 11:22 AM (JIdXK)

70 57
‘I think he should fire any prosecutor who brought charges on January 6th as well. ‘
Not just that but investigate, prosecute and incarcerate them.
For any bullshit charge we come up with. In a red state courthouse that hates their guts.
Those prosecutors will surely respect the symmetry.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at April 04, 2024 11:22 AM (jbnUc)

71 If I were Xi I would move on Taiwan now, while the US is weak

Posted by: Don Black at April 04, 2024 11:23 AM (oCjPU)

72
Been looking at the map, looking for the steal. Based on polls, Trump is over 300. I think the steal is most likely in Michigan and Pennsylvania, which would put Biden over the top.

Posted by: Ribbed at April 04, 2024 11:18 AM


I checked Pennsylvania this morning and voting is still limited to US citizens. Someone posted the number of new voter registrations in the state yesterday that was suspiciously high.

I hope it's just fired up Pennsyltucky people in the boonies. Everyone in the state knows the 2020 vote in this state was pure unadulterated bullshit.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at April 04, 2024 11:23 AM (RKVpM)

73 If that NATO rumor is true, Russia will completely destroy the country. There will be no Ukraine left to join.

This is just escalating the way everyone was worried it would.

Posted by: pawn at April 04, 2024 11:21 AM (QB+5g)
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That will almost certainly be the case. Russia wants to send a message to the U.S. -- "STAY OUT OF OUR BUSINESS!"

A reverse "Monroe Doctrine" if you will...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at April 04, 2024 11:23 AM (7fElN)

74 Unless we do something really stupid Putin will wait until after our election before he does anything radical. If Trump beats the cheat International waters will be stilled.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 04, 2024 11:23 AM (TvHck)

75 Sure we need ships and missiles and all the stuff. Goes without saying.

But our first priority must be our DEI efforts, particularly our focus on our transgender regiments. The enemy MUST know they are up against people whose first priority is inclusion, because that adds just the little zest of fabulousness our military has lacked.

Posted by: Lloyd Austin at April 04, 2024 11:23 AM (1Z5z4)

76 This bikini clad Colonel was a great pilot and could kick Buck's ass when he needed it.

https://tinyurl.com/ycka3swc
Posted by: Not an Admiral from planet Calamari at April 04, 2024 11:10 AM (fs1hN)


You lie!

That's not a bikini.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at April 04, 2024 11:23 AM (IUd0M)

77 New York Post
@nypost
DOJ demands prison time for Ashley Biden diary thief

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Wait. I thought that was a fake forgery like Hunter's laptop.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 04, 2024 11:24 AM (FVME7)

78 you feel it more than see it.
Posted by: Braenyard at April 04, 2024 11:18 AM (TvHck)

That's what she said!

Posted by: That Guy What Goes There at April 04, 2024 11:24 AM (4I/2K)

79 George Washington warned us to avoid 'foreign entanglements'


if we had only heeded his words

Posted by: Don Black at April 04, 2024 11:24 AM (oCjPU)

80 "We've moved from a profoundly corrupt and unserious country to a profoundly corrupt and ridiculous country."

Ludicrous speed! GO!

Posted by: Ribbed at April 04, 2024 11:24 AM (IHRQq)

81 Dave in FL should be coming by soon with good insight.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 04, 2024 11:24 AM (TvHck)

82 Our rulers don't care about defending our country.

Our rulers think they have brought about the end of "war" where a country has to fight for its survival. (A country that MATTERS, that is. Sure some little *hole country might get conquered, but that's not a "REAL" war to our rulers.)

So military readiness, capability must be viewed, instead, as a THREAT to the rulers.

Who's more likely to stop the left? Some foreign enemy or our own military? Best to make sure our military is as leftwing (and therefore useless) as possible.

THAT is the reason for our military becoming less capable. A capable military would be a threat to the future our rulers desire.

Posted by: Every low information voter at April 04, 2024 11:25 AM (zjgNU)

83 Let's fight World War 3 with this bunch. Sounds like a great plan!

Lock up your military age sons, folks.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2024 11:25 AM (dGCAG)

84 New York Post
@nypost
DOJ demands prison time for Ashley Biden diary thief
===============
It wasn't stolen, it was abandoned. Left behind.

Posted by: Ashley Biden's shower buddy at April 04, 2024 11:26 AM (1Z5z4)

85 Posted by: Not an Admiral from planet Calamari
--------------------------------

Sounds Ackbarian to me.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 04, 2024 11:26 AM (TvHck)

86 What has happened to us?

= =

Don't look at us!

Posted by: Democrats and Universities at April 04, 2024 11:26 AM (AD14M)

87 >I remember a Buck Rodgers episode where they find an alien spaceship that has something like 9 Admirals and then just 1 Seaman that does all the work.

There are 1400 soldiers per flag officer. The generals spent the last six decades making sure there were lots of positions for generals.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 04, 2024 11:27 AM (cf/0E)

88 Monroe Doctrine died in 1962 🇨🇺 🚀 😟

Posted by: Don Black at April 04, 2024 11:27 AM (oCjPU)

89 Kneecapping the military because you are concerned about the political consequences of what the military might do is not something new.

Carthage refused to give Hannibal any support while he was causing havoc in Italy. The elites there were concerned that Hannibal would become too powerful if he actually conquered Rome.

RIGHT UP UNTIL ROME SHOWED UP ON THEIR DOORSTEP and the begged him to come back and save them.

It was too late.

History never repeats, but it often rhymes...

Posted by: Every low information voter at April 04, 2024 11:27 AM (zjgNU)

90 What is “workforce greening”? I’m thinking it means losing a good chunk of experienced folks and replacing with wet-behind-the-ears new college grads. Boeing intentionally “greened” their engineering and quality workforce…. Look what’s happening to their aircraft….

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at April 04, 2024 11:27 AM (gZ3KO)

91 Bill Clinton was way to the right of the Orange Nazi.

https://shorturl.at/lxT18

Posted by: The Frumious Follywood at April 04, 2024 11:27 AM (1Z5z4)

92 Couple arrested in VA yesterday for spending 12 minutes in the capital.
6 Federal agents in full combat gear show up at 6 am with flashing lights in suburban neighborhood. Gun in face. Arrest them, put them in cuffs and leg irons and take them away.
Three years later. 12 minutes in the capital. Charge them with misdemeaners.
6 am. cuffs and leg irons. public humiliation.
American Stasi.
Sickening.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at April 04, 2024 11:28 AM (t/2Uw)

93 I hope it's just fired up Pennsyltucky people in the boonies. Everyone in the state knows the 2020 vote in this state was pure unadulterated bullshit.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at April 04, 2024 11:23 AM (RKVpM)


Not true.

It was proven - beyond a shadow of doubt, in exactly zero courts - that 2020 was the cleanest and bestest election ever and the fact that more votes were counted than voters exist is beside the point.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at April 04, 2024 11:28 AM (IUd0M)

94 Reality: The Pentagon and the White House believe JSOC is the answer to everything.

Posted by: Darth Chipmunk at April 04, 2024 11:28 AM (AD14M)

95 Unless we do something really stupid Putin will wait until after our election before he does anything radical. If Trump beats the cheat International waters will be stilled.
Posted by: Braenyard at April 04, 2024 11:23 AM (TvHck)

You mean like announcing Ukraine is joining Nato?

Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2024 11:28 AM (dGCAG)

96 Why can't I have a Selective Service card? It's not FAIR!

*pouts. stomps foot*

Posted by: Blue haired teenage girl at April 04, 2024 11:28 AM (dg+HA)

97 "The elites there were concerned that Hannibal would become too powerful if he actually conquered Rome."

The short-sightedness of this view is astounding. The problem is that the tender for a strong and loyal military is competence and loyalty. Our government has none.

Posted by: Ribbed at April 04, 2024 11:29 AM (IHRQq)

98 85 Posted by: Not an Admiral from planet Calamari
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Sounds Ackbarian to me.
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It's a one piece, not a bikini.

Posted by: Not an Admiral from planet Calamari at April 04, 2024 11:29 AM (fs1hN)

99 75 Sure we need ships and missiles and all the stuff. Goes without saying.

But our first priority must be our DEI efforts, particularly our focus on our transgender regiments. The enemy MUST know they are up against people whose first priority is inclusion, because that adds just the little zest of fabulousness our military has lacked.
Posted by: Lloyd Austin


can i get a grant to develop camouflage feather boas?

Posted by: anachronda at April 04, 2024 11:30 AM (v3pYe)

100 They are going to get a lot of Americans killed.

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"You say that like it's a bad thing, comrade!

The trouble with America is that it's full of Americans ..."

Posted by: ShainS -- Blood-Bath-and-Beyond angel investor at April 04, 2024 11:30 AM (BA6FK)

101 "American Stasi. Sickening."

I am not opposed to trumping up charges on all these FBI agents to do the same to them.

Then just drop the charges.

Posted by: Ribbed at April 04, 2024 11:30 AM (IHRQq)

102 If Kalorama starts getting Russio hinky best case scenario is Peace talks in Paris where Putin serves entrees of polonium soup.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 04, 2024 11:30 AM (TvHck)

103 Good. The whole federal government is a rotting structure that only needs someone to kick in the front door and the whole corrupt house of shit will come tumbling down.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 04, 2024 11:30 AM (TR/6g)

104 Three years later. 12 minutes in the capital. Charge them with misdemeaners.
6 am. cuffs and leg irons. public humiliation.
American Stasi.
Sickening.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at April 04, 2024 11:28 AM (t/2Uw)
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Infuriating.

Everyone associated with this arrest, from the prosecutors to the agents in thee field, right down the line of command, should do significant time.

Posted by: The Frumious Follywood at April 04, 2024 11:31 AM (1Z5z4)

105 > What has happened to us?
_____________

We allowed the left to flourish, thinking they'd leave us alone.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at April 04, 2024 11:31 AM (Q4IgG)

106 But, here's the thing... WARNs are soaring... and Challenger-Grey just announced that March saw the most job cuts (90,309) since January 2023...but government-supplied data on initial jobless claims continues to smoothly tick along near record lows...

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 04, 2024 11:31 AM (VsuUI)

107 There has been a bag of potatoes in the house for like a week so I'm baking them. Maybe later I'll slice them up and make baked fries.

Posted by: LenNeal's Cat hates him at April 04, 2024 11:31 AM (9yXr+)

108 The Hollywood Reporter
@THR
Bob Iger: Disney's Job Is "Not to Advance Any Kind of Agenda"

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Hell no! They're straight down the middle just like MSNSDAP!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 04, 2024 11:31 AM (FVME7)

109 If that NATO rumor is true, Russia will completely destroy the country. There will be no Ukraine left to join.

They don't have to destroy the Ukraine. Russia has the territory they wanted, wiped out the bio-labs they wanted, and wiped out the Nazi divisions they wanted. Now what? The last thing NATO militaries want is a fight, especially when the US military seems curiously disengaged from the White House. It's all down to the CIA trying to gin up a war.

Posted by: t-bird at April 04, 2024 11:31 AM (H8U3l)

110 There are 1400 soldiers per flag officer. The generals spent the last six decades making sure there were lots of positions for generals.
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The Plump Perfumed Pampered Princes of the Pentagon need subjects.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 04, 2024 11:32 AM (MIKMs)

111 Good. The whole federal government is a rotting structure that only needs someone to kick in the front door and the whole corrupt house of shit will come tumbling down.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 04, 2024 11:30 AM (TR/6g)
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Sometimes all it takes is for the right person to say "NO."

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at April 04, 2024 11:32 AM (7fElN)

112 In 1944, US could build a Liberty Ship in 11 days. Now, i'm sure there is 11 days of DEI training for every day of riveting or welding.

Posted by: Pronouns Important Too at April 04, 2024 11:33 AM (V5BDR)

113 "Discipline is the soul of an army." -- George Washington, 1757

"High heels are the sole of an army." -- Beijing Biden, 2021

Posted by: ShainS -- Blood-Bath-and-Beyond angel investor at April 04, 2024 11:33 AM (BA6FK)

114 We still lead by far in creating leading edge military equipment. It’s the building part of it that has fallen off the cliff. Want an in demand good paying job ? Learn to weld.
Posted by: polynikes'

The US has never learned from Sun Tzu. If you're even in a fight in the first place, you did not plan ahead.

Posted by: LenNeal's Cat hates him at April 04, 2024 11:33 AM (9yXr+)

115 They don't have to destroy the Ukraine. Russia has the territory they wanted, wiped out the bio-labs they wanted, and wiped out the Nazi divisions they wanted. Now what? The last thing NATO militaries want is a fight, especially when the US military seems curiously disengaged from the White House. It's all down to the CIA trying to gin up a war.
Posted by: t-bird at April 04, 2024 11:31 AM (H8U3l)

If Ukraine joins Nato, they'll take out Z man, and install their own government. The fact they haven't done so already is remarkable restraint on Pootin's part.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2024 11:34 AM (dGCAG)

116 Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at April 04, 2024 11:28 AM (t/2Uw)

This is why federal agents should not have arrest authority. The only federal officers who be able to be armed in the performance of their duties are military (including coast guard), border patrol, marshal service, and secret service... possibly some park service people in areas where dangerous wildlife is present.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at April 04, 2024 11:34 AM (IUd0M)

117 85 Posted by: Not an Admiral from planet Calamari
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Sounds Ackbarian to me.
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It's a one piece, not a bikini.
Posted by: Not an Admiral from planet Calamari at April 04, 2024 11:29 AM (fs1hN)

The monokini.

Posted by: Count de Monet, ladies swimwear lifelong learner at April 04, 2024 11:34 AM (4I/2K)

118 I wasn't online earlier, so allow me to add prayers for JJ's speedy and complete recovery.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at April 04, 2024 11:34 AM (DeFcY)

119 Which is why they are working overtime to fix it, by ... doing everything they can to get us into a war with Russia

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at April 04, 2024 11:34 AM (yikga)

120 Completely OT, but I just opened up the blog and saw JJ's announcement earlier this morning. Truly sorry to hear about that, and my best wishes go out to him as he deals with his situation. God willing, it will be taken care of with as little hardship as possible.

Posted by: Dr. T at April 04, 2024 11:35 AM (bhRsz)

121 The Hollywood Reporter
@THR
Bob Iger: Disney's Job Is "Not to Advance Any Kind of Agenda"

It's not an agenda because as Iger has said numerous times, he believes the things they put in their content isn't political it's just right.

Posted by: BruceWayne at April 04, 2024 11:35 AM (CIS44)

122 Chow hall shuttle bus driver is now a one-star billet.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 04, 2024 11:36 AM (VsuUI)

123 I’m beginning to think that the CCP will not invade Taiwan. It’s probably easier and less riskier for them to simply infiltrate all of Taiwan’s govt and institutions…. Much like they’ve successfully done right here. Much cheaper and little risk…

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at April 04, 2024 11:36 AM (gZ3KO)

124 Starting a war is all about giving the government contractors their pork.

Posted by: Ribbed at April 04, 2024 11:36 AM (IHRQq)

125 Which is why they are working overtime to fix it, by ... doing everything they can to get us into a war with Russia
Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at April 04, 2024 11:34 AM (yikga)

And China. And Iran.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2024 11:36 AM (dGCAG)

126 That will almost certainly be the case. Russia wants to send a message to the U.S. -- "STAY OUT OF OUR BUSINESS!"

A reverse "Monroe Doctrine" if you will...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at April 04, 2024 11:23 AM (7fElN)

It's fully understandable, too. We get pretty angry when other continents mess around in North AND South America.

WHY ARE WE STICKING OUR NOSE INTO FOREIGN WARS?

Oh, right. Opportunities for graft and corruption. Sorry, carry on.

Posted by: Every low information voter at April 04, 2024 11:37 AM (zjgNU)

127 103
only needs someone to kick in the front door

You know who else said this?
Yeah. That’s right.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at April 04, 2024 11:37 AM (jbnUc)

128 With all of the four-stars we have now, I am really surprised there is not pressure to have a few 5 stars.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 04, 2024 11:37 AM (VsuUI)

129 Starting a war is all about giving the government contractors their pork.
Posted by: Ribbed at April 04, 2024 11:36 AM (IHRQq)

And influencing a presidential election.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2024 11:37 AM (dGCAG)

130 "The service is counting on the lead Columbia boat to deliver in 2027 so it can go on its maiden patrol in 2031."

the fuck is THIS bullshit!!!

4 years from delivery to actually able to do its job? then it's not really delivered...

jfc this is just ... just... i can't even with these cocksuckers anymore.

Posted by: SturmToddler at April 04, 2024 11:37 AM (nXhwP)

131 The Plump Perfumed Pampered Princes of the Pentagon need subjects.
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Have you seen all my medals!?!!!?!!!

Posted by: Gen Milley at April 04, 2024 11:37 AM (fs1hN)

132 If you had 2 billion dollars you would only be ranked 1600 richest person in the world .

I also read that 63% of recent IRS audits have been households earning less than 200k.

Posted by: polynikes at April 04, 2024 11:37 AM (MNhXM)

133 Damn those Brits!

sof’s library ✧˖°. 🥄
@folkoftheshelf
The only reason Palestine was ever 'homophobic' was because the BRITISH MANDATE criminalized gay marriage, Palestinians, once in control of their own government, legalized it in the 1950s, about thirty years before is*ael.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 04, 2024 11:37 AM (FVME7)

134 Don't get me wrong, I've been in warfare and I like to kill people, it's fun, but it's not some major world-changing Thing. The best war to win is one you don't have to fight at all.
It's about maneuver.

Posted by: LenNeal does have dreams. at April 04, 2024 11:38 AM (9yXr+)

135 "4 years from delivery to actually able to do its job? then it's not really delivered..."

Lol. When they refitted the Ohio class for guided missile capability, they showed up from years in Norfolk and sat on the pier for 2 1/2 years getting repaired.

Posted by: Ribbed at April 04, 2024 11:39 AM (IHRQq)

136 With all of the four-stars we have now, I am really surprised there is not pressure to have a few 5 stars.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 04, 2024 11:37 AM (VsuUI)

Correct me if I'm wrong, but they tend to give out 5s during wartime, not otherwise.

Which would mean.....

Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2024 11:39 AM (dGCAG)

137 Here's another bit of brilliant naval planning: much of the heavy lift naval equipment needed to clear the fallen bridge in Baltimore Harbor is unavailable, because it's been sent to Gaza to build a floating dock for Hamas.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 04, 2024 11:39 AM (lYAIJ)

138 Posted by: FBI Death Star

Container ships like the MV Dali can carry almost 10,000 containers. That's a lot of perfectly good cubicles. Jus' sayin'!

Posted by: t-bird at April 04, 2024 11:39 AM (H8U3l)

139 Lol. The islamic world is renown for their acceptance of gay marriage.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 04, 2024 11:39 AM (VsuUI)

140 All we do is lose wars now anyway. Might as well earn some carbon credits while we're at it.

Posted by: ... at April 04, 2024 11:39 AM (6sME/)

141 What has happened to us.
Lack of accountability. Lack of consequences. Lack of firings, trials, imprisonments, hangings.
Pretty simple, really.

Posted by: From about that Time at April 04, 2024 11:39 AM (4780s)

142 It can be lunch time

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2024 11:39 AM (Fwpie)

143 Mass General Brigham announced Tuesday it would no longer report to state welfare agencies when a baby is born with drugs in its system because substance abuse in pregnant mothers “disproportionately affects black people,” Boston.com reports. The change will be rolled out later this month, with Dr. Sarah Wakeman, senior medical director for substance use disorder at Mass General Brigham, arguing the new policy is “based on sound science.”

.. and major league jackassery

Posted by: SMOD at April 04, 2024 11:40 AM (RHGPo)

144 Well… Karl Rove really showed his true colors on MSNBC last night. He passionately asserted that the J6ers are “thugs”…. He’s disgusting

Mike Gallagher just played the clip

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at April 04, 2024 11:40 AM (gZ3KO)

145 Obama started this shit firing all the senor people in the 4 services and advancing all the non-hacker jrs.

Posted by: vic at April 04, 2024 11:40 AM (A5THL)

146 "The islamic world is renown for their acceptance of gay marriage."

Those aren't real muslims, bigot. Islam means peace.

Posted by: Ribbed at April 04, 2024 11:40 AM (IHRQq)

147 "The last thing NATO militaries want is a fight, especially when the US military seems curiously disengaged from the White House. It's all down to the CIA trying to gin up a war."

This doesn't jive with the very obvious provocation to get involved in an ongoing war.

The only way Putin is going to stop is if NATO says, "Sorry Ukraine, you trusted us." That should be obvious by now.

Posted by: pawn at April 04, 2024 11:40 AM (QB+5g)

148 The best war is one of occupation which drags on for decades and opens up opportunities for long term defense contracts.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 04, 2024 11:40 AM (VsuUI)

149 WHY ARE WE STICKING OUR NOSE INTO FOREIGN WARS?

We never should have gone to war with Spain 1898.

We should've stayed neutral in WWI. The Germans probably would've won and there would've been no Hitler or WWII.

The Bolshies in Russia would've still been a problem, but the Germans could've contained them successfully, I think.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at April 04, 2024 11:42 AM (9yWhg)

150 Posted by: SMOD at April 04, 2024 11:40 AM (RHGPo)

They have been doing that at Baptist in San Antonio for years.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 04, 2024 11:42 AM (VsuUI)

151 Secretary of State Anthony Blinken says Ukraine will be a NATO member

https://tinyurl.com/5danjuax

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WWI, WWII, and now third time's the charm!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 04, 2024 11:43 AM (FVME7)

152 Two men accused of trying to lure children into a van where Cicero police allegedly found condoms, lubricant, and a mattress were not detained on the charges because prosecutors and the judge mistakenly believed attempted child abduction is not a detainable offense under Illinois’ cashless bail system.

Both men have been detained for other reasons, one for violating parole and the other for violating probation. However, if those holds are released, they will go home on electronic monitoring.

... Illinois is screwed. "Fat Boy" Pritzker is in charge.

Posted by: SMOD at April 04, 2024 11:43 AM (RHGPo)

153 @77

>>DOJ demands prison time for Ashley Biden diary thief

Uhmm, can someone explain to me the federal angle to investigate the whereabouts of a diary and criminally charge anyone involved?

Posted by: Thomas Bender at April 04, 2024 11:44 AM (JIdXK)

154 the BRITISH MANDATE criminalized gay marriage

Hilarious.

The Brits may have criminalized homosexuality, but even perfidious Albion couldn't criminalize something which didn't exist.

Posted by: spindrift at April 04, 2024 11:44 AM (OguvZ)

155 Light your hair on fire. Someone connected to putin/russia invested money in Truth Social.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 04, 2024 11:45 AM (VsuUI)

156 WWI, WWII, and now third time's the charm!
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History will record another Hundred Years War.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 04, 2024 11:45 AM (MIKMs)

157 Posted by: SMOD at April 04, 2024 11:40 AM (RHGPo)

When the nation's health specialists are more concerned with stigma than babies we are done as a functional stable entity.

They will shame you for being a capitalist or a Republican but not for poisoning a baby.

Fuck!!!

Posted by: ... at April 04, 2024 11:45 AM (6sME/)

158 It's not an agenda because as Iger has said numerous times, he believes the things they put in their content isn't political it's just right.

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Why, yes! Grooming young kids into the LGBT+ lifestyle is right.

What an evil piece of pond scum.

Posted by: Lady in Black at April 04, 2024 11:45 AM (mupln)

159 Starting a war is all about giving the government contractors their pork.
Posted by: Ribbed at April 04, 2024 11:36 AM (IHRQq)


Because it's absolutely unthinkable that Russia would attack any location where WE live.

-- Government contractors and their lackeys

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at April 04, 2024 11:45 AM (IUd0M)

160 Good morning, friends! I see the world remains in disarray. Tragedy in Casa de Piper. My daughter dropped her iPad and it shattered. I don’t know why it was out of the case, but here we are and she needs it for school. I wish I could make this a lesson moment. Thanks for listening! And now back to our program.

Posted by: Piper at April 04, 2024 11:45 AM (ZdaMQ)

161 I'd hate to say anything good about that long-winded jackanapes (Col. Travis), but he does know the short way to start a war.

Posted by: Jim Bowie, The Alamo at April 04, 2024 11:46 AM (4I/2K)

162 Muy guess is Union workers can slow down any project, the Administration Church of Global Warming would rather cancel any military job but if not drag a anchor from it to slow it down.

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2024 11:46 AM (Fwpie)

163 We never should have gone to war with Spain 1898.

We should've stayed neutral in WWI. The Germans probably would've won and there would've been no Hitler or WWII.

The Bolshies in Russia would've still been a problem, but the Germans could've contained them successfully, I think.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at April 04, 2024 11:42 AM (9yWhg)

BUT IF WE DIDN'T FIGHT SPAIN, WE WOULD NOT OWN GAUM, PUERTO RICO, AND THE PHILLIPINES* NOW!!!




*(I know we don't own the Philippines)

Posted by: Every low information voter at April 04, 2024 11:46 AM (zjgNU)

164 DOJ demands prison time for Ashley Biden diary thief

Uhmm, can someone explain to me the federal angle to investigate the whereabouts of a diary and criminally charge anyone involved?

Posted by: Thomas Bender at April 04, 2024 11:44 AM


It's the picking up abandoned property federal criminal code statute.....right next to the parading misdemeanor charge that gets you 6 years in prison.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at April 04, 2024 11:46 AM (QNSds)

165 the BRITISH MANDATE criminalized gay marriage
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Hilarious.

The Brits may have criminalized homosexuality, but even perfidious Albion couldn't criminalize something which didn't exist.
Posted by: spindrift at April 04, 2024 11:44 AM (OguvZ)

I could see it. After all, British upper class twits would be expected to get married to a cold fish woman, and continue to bugger each other, as they started doing when they went to public school.

No gay marriage!!

Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2024 11:46 AM (dGCAG)

166 "Because it's absolutely unthinkable that Russia would attack any location where WE live."

One starts to wonder who blew up all those food processing facilities and the Georgia Guidestones.

Posted by: Ribbed at April 04, 2024 11:47 AM (IHRQq)

167
We are the Vogons.
Posted by: Ribbed


More like the Pakleds.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 04, 2024 11:47 AM (63Dwl)

168 It's fully understandable, too. We get pretty angry when other continents mess around in North AND South America.

WHY ARE WE STICKING OUR NOSE INTO FOREIGN WARS?


First, I'll point out that we're not "sticking our nose" in a foreign war, we instigated the foreign war.

Second, I've been informed that we're good and they're bad so it's okay.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at April 04, 2024 11:47 AM (IUd0M)

169 History will record another Hundred Years War.
Posted by: mustbequantum at April 04, 2024 11:45 AM (MIKMs)

AI enters the chat...

Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2024 11:47 AM (dGCAG)

170 I though the diary was fake

Posted by: sent at April 04, 2024 11:47 AM (jTVK0)

171 Lt. Bookman is up to it again.

This Texas mom of 5 found out she had an arrest warrant for overdue library books and a judge “didn’t want to hear” her side of the story

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"What's my problem, punks like you, that's my problem. And you better not screw up again Seinfeld, because if you do, I'll be all over you like a Pit Bull on a Poodle."

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 04, 2024 11:48 AM (FVME7)

172 With all of the four-stars we have now, I am really surprised there is not pressure to have a few 5 stars.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 04, 2024 11:37 AM (VsuUI)


5 stars is a war time rank.

If only we were at war... a real war... against a real adversary. Maybe something in Europe.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at April 04, 2024 11:48 AM (IUd0M)

173 We are the Vogons.
Posted by: Ribbed

More like the Pakleds.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 04, 2024 11:47 AM (63Dwl)
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Or the pak'ma'ra.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at April 04, 2024 11:48 AM (DeFcY)

174 "History will record another Hundred Years War."

More like a Hundred Hour War.

Posted by: pawn at April 04, 2024 11:48 AM (QB+5g)

175 "Second, I've been informed that we're good and they're bad so it's okay."

I'm going to need them to show their work on this assertion. I fail to see how the corrupt trash in the White House and their merry band of fruits and nuts is on the side of good.

Posted by: Ribbed at April 04, 2024 11:48 AM (IHRQq)

176 Don't get me wrong, I've been in warfare and I like to kill people, it's fun, but it's not some major world-changing Thing.

Posted by: LenNeal


what bullshit

Posted by: sent at April 04, 2024 11:48 AM (QUGnw)

177 First, I'll point out that we're not "sticking our nose" in a foreign war, we instigated the foreign war.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at April 04, 2024 11:47 AM (IUd0M)

Completely correct point.

Posted by: Every low information voter at April 04, 2024 11:49 AM (zjgNU)

178 History will record another Hundred Years War.
Posted by: mustbequantum


I hope Henry V can come back and put England right again. Then France.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at April 04, 2024 11:49 AM (9yWhg)

179 Remember three years ago, when we said that the excuse for everything from now on would be "But but but COVID!"? Yeah, getting sick of being right on that one.

Posted by: pookysgirl wants to move on at April 04, 2024 11:49 AM (dtlDP)

180 crsreports dot congress dot gov -

>Congressional Research Service, In Focus, Updated March 25, 2024: Navy Next-Generation Attack Submarine (SSN[X]) Program: Background and Issues for Congress, IF11826) (Note: Only a few pages in length; may include trademarked information.)

Seriously, do we think the majority of those (Congress) people with such power truly understand or even care?

And the Executive Branch? (White House: The Executive Branch) In part, "The power of the Executive Branch is vested in the President of the United States, who also acts as head of state and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces. The President is responsible for implementing and enforcing the laws written by Congress and, to that end, appoints the heads of the federal agencies, including the Cabinet. The Vice President is also part of the Executive Branch, ready to assume the Presidency should the need arise.) It, too, fails. Hugely.

>>>"They (all) have lost focus. They have forgotten their jobs. They are going to get a lot of Americans killed." Yes, indeed.

Thanks, CBD. An important Morning Rant.

Posted by: L - If they do it with you, they'll do it to you, too at April 04, 2024 11:49 AM (GshMh)

181 I'm kinda thinking, though, that the recent psyop that Ukraine will join NATO is to sucker the Ukes into fighting until at least November.

Which is to say, only long enough that Biden avoids yet another embarrassment.

Because
1) there is no way Ukraine wins, never was. Without US boots on the ground
2) Z man already has his bug out shelter secured and will skip out just before the surrender. Rich, fat and happy.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at April 04, 2024 11:49 AM (yikga)

182 Arguably, one thing Ukraine has demonstrated is that the gap in our weapons systems technological superiority has narrowed. Considerably. Combined with the idiocracy of our leadership, and you have a recipe for sh*t stew. When that stew is served up on a large scale a lot of kids are going to pay for it with their lives.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * hanging out at the corner of Crazy and Sanity at April 04, 2024 11:49 AM (50Y9m)

183 It will be a limited global thermonuclear war.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 04, 2024 11:50 AM (VsuUI)

184 If you had 2 billion dollars you would only be ranked 1600 richest person in the world .

I also read that 63% of recent IRS audits have been households earning less than 200k.
Posted by: polynikes at April 04, 2024 11:37 AM (MNhXM)


And, yet, they always need more agents to ensure the rich pay their fair share.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at April 04, 2024 11:50 AM (IUd0M)

185 The couple arrested was in Loudoun (unless more than one), and I would suspect they were targeted by some of the Loudoun loon Dems; Loudoun is and always has been full of high lvl government/electeds, CIA, diplomats, and journalists, both active and retired, so many here who masquerade as "organic farmers" (read: retired US News and World report with five pet sheep on 10 acres, or former DOJ attys with a "vineyard", all for the tax breaks in a right-to-farm state) have direct line contact into every agency, office and outlet.
It wouldn't be the first time someone in LoCo got their ass handed to them for saying the wrong thing at the wrong event.

https://tinyurl.com/4vswhnxd

Posted by: barbarausa at April 04, 2024 11:50 AM (enw9G)

186 It seems injustice only applies when the victim is on the left. Countless non profits, NGOs, even some religious organizations will offer legal help, sponsor demonstrations, hold forums to promote public awareness, assail public figures to get things done to alleviate the situation.
Who does this for the J6ers, the Christians charged for praying in front of an abortion clinic, the guy who steps in and stops a violent crime being committed?
No One. They sit in jail. They get disbarred. They lose jobs, homes, family.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at April 04, 2024 11:51 AM (t/2Uw)

187 I hope Henry V can come back and put England right again. Then France.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at April 04, 2024 11:49 AM (9yWhg)
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And this time we can cure whatever disease it was that killed him!

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at April 04, 2024 11:51 AM (DeFcY)

188 >1) there is no way Ukraine wins, never was.
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Russia's war-fighting doctrine is 'be the last man standing'

Posted by: Don Black at April 04, 2024 11:51 AM (oCjPU)

189 LOL, I didn't even realize I'd left my sock on from yesterday.

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at April 04, 2024 11:51 AM (zjgNU)

190 " maybe lose us a war" It's already lost us a war

Posted by: adam at April 04, 2024 11:51 AM (o9tIL)

191 When I was twelve, I helped my daddy build a bomb shelter in our basement because some fool parked a dozen warheads ninety miles off the coast of Florida. This thing could park a couple hundred warheads off Washington or New York and nobody would know anything about it until it was all over."
— Skip Tyler

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 04, 2024 11:52 AM (VsuUI)

192 Why hasn't America won a war since it was built?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 04, 2024 11:52 AM (0FoWg)

193 Who does this for the J6ers, the Christians charged for praying in front of an abortion clinic, the guy who steps in and stops a violent crime being committed?
No One. They sit in jail. They get disbarred. They lose jobs, homes, family.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at April 04, 2024 11:51 AM (t/2Uw)


The Left understands that power must be used to be kept.

Posted by: blaster at April 04, 2024 11:52 AM (ASVTS)

194 Don't get me wrong, I've been in warfare and I like to kill people, it's fun, but it's not some major world-changing Thing.

Posted by: LenNeal


what bullshit
Posted by: sent at April 04, 2024 11:48 AM (QUGnw)

I don’t know if you’re a troll or not but I have to agree with you.

Posted by: polynikes at April 04, 2024 11:52 AM (MNhXM)

195 LOL, I didn't even realize I'd left my sock on from yesterday.
Posted by: Formerly Virginian


Happens to the best of us, FV.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at April 04, 2024 11:52 AM (9yWhg)

196 Maybe fewer photo ops with transsexual sailors and pregnant "warfighters" and a few more late nights trying to keep our country safe.

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but Diversity Is Our Strength!!!!!!

Posted by: Cave Johnson at April 04, 2024 11:52 AM (adUpv)

197 " maybe lose us a war" It's already lost us a war
Posted by: adam at April 04, 2024 11:51 AM (o9tIL)

"A"???

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at April 04, 2024 11:53 AM (zjgNU)

198 Good morning, friends! I see the world remains in disarray. Tragedy in Casa de Piper. My daughter dropped her iPad and it shattered. I don’t know why it was out of the case, but here we are and she needs it for school. I wish I could make this a lesson moment. Thanks for listening! And now back to our program.
Posted by: Piper

Can the school give her a loaner?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at April 04, 2024 11:54 AM (9yWhg)

199 Arguably, one thing Ukraine has demonstrated is that the gap in our weapons systems technological superiority has narrowed. Considerably. Combined with the idiocracy of our leadership, and you have a recipe for sh*t stew. When that stew is served up on a large scale a lot of kids are going to pay for it with their lives.
Posted by: Sock Monkey * hanging out at the corner of Crazy and Sanity at April 04, 2024 11:49 AM (50Y9m)

People seem to want to act like it's 1991.

We have surface ships all over the globe, and every one of them can be eliminated in a day, if the combined forces of our enemies decide it's worth their while.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2024 11:54 AM (dGCAG)

200
Can the school give her a loaner?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at April 04, 2024

I home school. The school has to buy a new one. 😀

Posted by: Piper at April 04, 2024 11:54 AM (ZdaMQ)

201 ...prosecutors and the judge mistakenly believed attempted child abduction is not a detainable offense under Illinois’ cashless bail system.

How absolutely fucking fucked up do you have to be for that though to be entertained in your brain for more than a picosecond?

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at April 04, 2024 11:54 AM (IUd0M)

202 Great rant CBD.
Said up thread: Reality: The Pentagon and the White House believe JSOC is the answer to everything.

We have wasted a whole generation of officers and NCOs on Low Intensity Warfare. A few hot spots but mostly low level patrolling and kicking down doors. But there are other reasons for the failures of the DoD. DEI, climate change (spits), lower education levels of recruits AND officers, poor training, aging equipment and more. The same is true in the industrial base. There are probably 2-3000 subcontractors working on that sub. Many requiring very highly technical skills. And those workers aren't there. It is a grim time.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 04, 2024 11:55 AM (W/lyH)

203 In "Stripes" John Winger said the US was '10 and 1'

Posted by: Don Black at April 04, 2024 11:55 AM (oCjPU)

204 I don’t know if you’re a troll or not but I have to agree with you.
Posted by: polynikes at April 04, 2024 11:52 AM (MNhXM)

I think Len was joking.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2024 11:55 AM (dGCAG)

205 I home school. The school has to buy a new one. 😀
Posted by: Piper


Ah, I see. Well, best of luck.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at April 04, 2024 11:55 AM (9yWhg)

206 Chicago health officials have announced that a "small number" of tuberculosis (TB) cases have been reported at some migrant facilities following a recent outbreak of measles among migrants living in the Windy City's shelters. The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) said the TB cases were reported in "a few different shelters" in the city. However, officials did not disclose the exact number of confirmed cases or which shelter locations they originated from, Fox 32 Chicago reports.

.. Thanx Joe Biden and Comrade Mayorkas

Posted by: SMOD at April 04, 2024 11:56 AM (RHGPo)

207 It will be a @mostly peaceful limited global thermonuclear war.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 04, 2024 11:56 AM (FVME7)

208 Damn those Brits!

sof’s library ✧˖°. 🥄
@folkoftheshelf
The only reason Palestine was ever 'homophobic' was because the BRITISH MANDATE criminalized gay marriage, Palestinians, once in control of their own government, legalized it in the 1950s, about thirty years before is*ael.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 04, 2024 11:37 AM


Wait...whut?!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 04, 2024 11:56 AM (Wnv9h)

209 187
‘And this time we can cure whatever disease it was that killed him!’

If you can cure 500 years of death, you’re the best damn doctor I’ve ever seen.

Posted by: Henry V at April 04, 2024 11:57 AM (jbnUc)

210 One starts to wonder who blew up all those food processing facilities and the Georgia Guidestones.
Posted by: Ribbed at April 04, 2024 11:47 AM (IHRQq)


I would speculate that the Georgia Guidestones were not the same people as food processing facilities.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at April 04, 2024 11:57 AM (IUd0M)

211 Maybe we need to increase our defense budget by 50%.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 04, 2024 11:57 AM (VsuUI)

212 Wait...whut?!
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 04, 2024 11:56 AM (Wnv9h)
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Forget it, he's rolling.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at April 04, 2024 11:58 AM (DeFcY)

213 Well… Karl Rove really showed his true colors on MSNBC last night. He passionately asserted that the J6ers are “thugs”…. He’s disgusting
____

Frankly, some were. Some of these were provoked by the actions of the Capitol police. Some were fed or fed related, who of course escaped prosecution.

The injustice is being perpretrated on the vast majority of peaceful protesters by the DOJ, Pelosi's kangaroo court, the media, and some idiot republicans, like Rove.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at April 04, 2024 11:58 AM (fs1hN)

214 We are Vogons

I do write some good poetry I will say

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2024 11:58 AM (Fwpie)

215 I home school. The school has to buy a new one. 😀

Posted by: Piper at April 04, 2024 11:54 AM (ZdaMQ)

Tell her that her residential area has to pass a bond and she should get a budget proposal together.

Posted by: pookysgirl spots a learning experience at April 04, 2024 11:58 AM (dtlDP)

216 don’t know if you’re a troll or not but I have to agree with you.
Posted by: polynikes at April 04, 2024 11:52 AM (MNhXM)

I think Len was joking.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2024 11:55 AM (dGCAG)

I hope so.

Posted by: polynikes at April 04, 2024 11:59 AM (MNhXM)

217 Technology:

Yeah, when the F-35 can take out a single building in a capital city in enemy territory in broad daylight the ultimate counter measure is to make sure no F-35s are around.

Posted by: pawn at April 04, 2024 11:59 AM (QB+5g)

218 Well… Karl Rove really showed his true colors on MSNBC last night. He passionately asserted that the J6ers are “thugs”….
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The J6'ers responded by calling Rove a traitorous POS who cares only about Saudi grift.

While no one can know for sure, their take sounds closer to the truth than his.

Posted by: The Frumious Follywood at April 04, 2024 11:59 AM (YBR5e)

219 Here’s Why It Could Take Longer To Rebuild The Baltimore Bridge Than The Whole Transcontinental Railroad

Federal and state regulations, including in Maryland, give NIMBYs and environmentalists a lot of ways to block projects

.. clearly there aren't enough Chinese and Irish laborers available.

Posted by: SMOD at April 04, 2024 11:59 AM (RHGPo)

220 All the agitators were government thugs

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2024 12:00 PM (Fwpie)

221 We are Vogons

I do write some good poetry I will say
Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2024 11:58 AM (Fwpie)

About the Dame from Nantucket ?

Posted by: JT at April 04, 2024 12:00 PM (T4tVD)

222 Rove Beetle needs to STFU and go the F away.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at April 04, 2024 12:00 PM (9yWhg)

223 185 The couple arrested was in Loudoun (unless more than one), and I would suspect they were targeted by some of the Loudoun loon Dems; Loudoun is and always has been full of high lvl government/electeds, CIA, diplomats, and journalists, both active and retired, so many here who masquerade as "organic farmers" (read: retired US News and World report with five pet sheep on 10 acres, or former DOJ attys with a "vineyard", all for the tax breaks in a right-to-farm state) have direct line contact into every agency, office and outlet.
....
Posted by: barbarausa at April 04, 2024 11:50 AM (enw9G)


No, not always. Loudoun used to be filled with actual farmers, and as recently as 20 years ago was a Republican stronghold in VA. It isn't so much the federal workers as the influx of dotcom money and tech workers into the area that have turned it very blue.

Posted by: blaster at April 04, 2024 12:00 PM (ASVTS)

224 What has happened to us?
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Moral bankruptcy, would be my answer. I'm reminded of a passage in 'The Sun Also Rises'

“How did you go bankrupt?” Bill asked.

“Two ways,” Mike said. “Gradually and then suddenly.”

“What brought it on?”

“Friends,” said Mike. “I had a lot of friends. False friends."
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I would equate 'friends with 'politicians'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 04, 2024 12:01 PM (XeU6L)

225 What has happened to us?

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"NASA's primary mission is Muslim outreach. You're welcome ..."

-- The DogEating & Muzzie-Brotherhood Bro Prezzie, engineering his fifth term as Deep State Director of Color Revolutions & Soft Coups

Posted by: ShainS -- Blood-Bath-and-Beyond angel investor at April 04, 2024 12:01 PM (/ib/z)

226 This bikini clad Colonel was a great pilot and could kick Buck's ass when he needed it.

https://tinyurl.com/ycka3swc
Posted by: Not an Admiral from planet Calamari

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Looks like the picture was from Battle of the Network Stars. However a 1 piece bathing suit is not a bikini.

Posted by: Darth Randall at April 04, 2024 12:01 PM (xT7BI)

227 Twelve years later, Rapace has made an impressive sci-fi comeback in a series that is not only better than Prometheus but is an underrated gem in its own right.
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Well.

That's some praise.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at April 04, 2024 12:01 PM (yikga)

228 Well… Karl Rove really showed his true colors on MSNBC last night. He passionately asserted that the J6ers are “thugs”….
===================

Did he write it on his little white board?

Posted by: BruceWayne at April 04, 2024 12:01 PM (CIS44)

229 Z man already has his bug out shelter secured and will skip out just before the surrender. Rich, fat and happy.
Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at April 04, 2024 11:49 AM (yikga)


Rumor has it that he has several very nice, very well appointed "bug out shelters" in several different countries. Usually several thousand square feet and in close proximity to pleasant stretches of the ocean.

And his wife has filled the closets in all of them.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at April 04, 2024 12:01 PM (IUd0M)

230 Of all the bad, shitty news I’ve read in the past month, JJ Sefton’s news was the worst.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at April 04, 2024 12:02 PM (kzHlT)

231 Indigenous Leaders Sign Treaty Granting Whales Legal Personhood

A number of indigenous leaders across the Pacific have signed a treaty granting all whales legal personhood in an effort to protect whale populations from the effects of climate change, NPR reported Wednesday.

.. do they get to vote ... and how ?

Posted by: SMOD at April 04, 2024 12:02 PM (RHGPo)

232 Chicago health officials have announced that a "small number" of tuberculosis (TB) cases have been reported at some migrant facilities following a recent outbreak of measles among migrants living in the Windy City's shelters.
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Northern IL has been inundated with TB and other supposedly 'eradicated' diseases for at least 30 years. To work or volunteer in a school you had to have proof of all shots, a background check, and a current TB test to even volunteer.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 04, 2024 12:02 PM (MIKMs)

233 I may seem like a nut but I bought a book by the AC-119 gunship crews in VN, and one of those guys admits to an incursion into China to open up with the 20mm rotators. They for real went into China.
Some guys were all technical, they liked flying planes, yeah, fun. Other guys were just there for the hitch.
But some guys were gunfighters and really liked it.
If they weren't doing that, they'd be doing something else very similar. I guess some guys are just killers.
I like the one guys' admission he just liked it, and would do it all over again and he misses the rush every day and every night.

Posted by: LenNeal does have dreams. at April 04, 2024 12:02 PM (9yXr+)

234 Here’s Why It Could Take Longer To Rebuild The Baltimore Bridge Than The Whole Transcontinental Railroad

Federal and state regulations, including in Maryland, give NIMBYs and environmentalists a lot of ways to block projects

.. clearly there aren't enough Chinese and Irish laborers available.
Posted by: SMOD at April 04, 2024 11:59 AM (RHGPo)

Or Taggarts.

Posted by: Count de Monet at April 04, 2024 12:02 PM (4I/2K)

235 Z man's time is growing short.

Posted by: pawn at April 04, 2024 12:03 PM (QB+5g)

236 >Posted by: blaster at April 04, 2024 12:00 PM (ASVTS)

Many of the people in the DC suburbs (MD and VA) fall into 3 categories:

1 employed by govt
2 contractors of govt
3 receive entitlements from govt

Posted by: Don Black at April 04, 2024 12:03 PM (oCjPU)

237 Z man's time is growing short.
Posted by: pawn

prly why he paid cash for the bug out mansion in the UK

Posted by: BruceWayne at April 04, 2024 12:03 PM (CIS44)

238 "Z man's time is growing short."

He'll be back working a piano and dancing in heels in no time.

Posted by: Ribbed at April 04, 2024 12:04 PM (IHRQq)

239 The New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils were quick to choose violence during Wednesday's matchup, engaging in an all-out fight that saw all but two players ejected as soon as the game opened. Eight players were assessed fighting majors and ejected during the line brawl, which took place right after the puck drop at Madison Square Garden. The Devils' Curtis Lazar and Rangers' Jimmy Vesey were hit with fighting majors but remained eligible to play as they were ruled to be the "first fight." Every other skater on the ice was ejected because of their "secondary altercations."

... ROFL

Posted by: SMOD at April 04, 2024 12:04 PM (RHGPo)

240 235 Z man's time is growing short.
Posted by: pawn at April 04, 2024 12:03 PM (QB+5g)

I hope so... He's managed to kill off a huge number of young men, with the help of Russia...

Posted by: It's me donna at April 04, 2024 12:04 PM (Akjoo)

241 A number of indigenous leaders across the Pacific have signed a treaty granting all whales legal personhood in an effort to protect whale populations from the effects of climate change, NPR reported Wednesday.

.. do they get to vote ... and how ?
Posted by: SMOD

Dolphinion Voting Systems.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at April 04, 2024 12:04 PM (9yWhg)

242 Voting for Trump for President but mostly he will be a 5 star general too.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at April 04, 2024 12:04 PM (J8LnB)

243 I would have thought that Bookman, the library cop, would have retired to Del Boca Vista by now. Good to hear he is still bringing scofflaws to justice.

Posted by: Slippery Slope at April 04, 2024 12:05 PM (V5BDR)

244 NOOD illegal alien murderer

Posted by: ShainS -- Blood-Bath-and-Beyond angel investor at April 04, 2024 12:05 PM (/ib/z)

245 https://tinyurl.com/3cjv9934

Notthebee has a story from Portland about a girl being r*ped by two classmates and the school covering it up and giving the two boys a 1 day suspension.

She's 9.

I have a 9 year old daughter. This is why she's not in public school. Additionally, it's because I'd be going to prison for the multiple murders I'd be charged with after I found out.

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at April 04, 2024 12:05 PM (zjgNU)

246 The New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils were quick to choose violence during Wednesday's matchup, engaging in an all-out fight that saw all but two players ejected as soon as the game opened. Eight players were assessed fighting majors and ejected during the line brawl, which took place right after the puck drop at Madison Square Garden. The Devils' Curtis Lazar and Rangers' Jimmy Vesey were hit with fighting majors but remained eligible to play as they were ruled to be the "first fight." Every other skater on the ice was ejected because of their "secondary altercations."

... ROFL
Posted by: SMOD at April 04, 2024 12:04 PM (RHGPo)

Slapshot was prophetic.

Posted by: Count de Monet at April 04, 2024 12:05 PM (4I/2K)

247 The New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils were quick to choose violence during Wednesday's matchup,

Did someone not use the correct amount of rainbow hockey tape?

Posted by: spindrift at April 04, 2024 12:06 PM (OguvZ)

248 I saw that video
as soon as the puck dropped, they started fighting

later, a hockey game broke out

Posted by: Don Black at April 04, 2024 12:06 PM (oCjPU)

249 >>The New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils were quick to choose violence during Wednesday's matchup, engaging in an all-out fight that saw all but two players ejected as soon as the game opened.

It was awesome. I barely had time to sit down for the start and all hell broke loose.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 04, 2024 12:06 PM (LkLld)

250 BREAKING: 'Once Russian oil is refined, it is no longer Russian oil”: US Treasury official echoes EAM S Jaishankar’s words

Posted by: SMOD at April 04, 2024 12:06 PM (RHGPo)

251 The reason that the paid "terrorists" (oxymoron) did the hit on that Russian theater was to provoke Putin into changing his mind on letting Z man live.

Posted by: pawn at April 04, 2024 12:07 PM (QB+5g)

252 >>Did someone not use the correct amount of rainbow hockey tape?

Whoa there. It was the NY Rangers who were among the first teams in any sports to refuse to wear the rainbow shit.

Don't be hacking my Rangers, eh!

Posted by: JackStraw at April 04, 2024 12:07 PM (LkLld)

253 .. clearly there aren't enough Chinese and Irish laborers available.
Posted by: SMOD at April 04, 2024 11:59 AM (RHGPo)

Pretty sure you could strike a deal with human traffickers to get as much Chinese labor as you want if you have the cash.

Leave it to Democrats to bring back slavery.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at April 04, 2024 12:08 PM (z+89e)

254 Frankly, some were. Some of these were provoked by the actions of the Capitol police. Some were fed or fed related, who of course escaped prosecution.

The injustice is being perpretrated on the vast majority of peaceful protesters by the DOJ, Pelosi's kangaroo court, the media, and some idiot republicans, like Rove.
Posted by: Chuck Martel at April 04, 2024 11:58 AM (fs1hN)

I agree with you. Maybe Rove’s grumpy because the club for growth (or some conservative org here in Texas) has announced they support Dade Phelan’s opponent in the upcoming runoff. Rove’s Texas political empire is tumbling

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at April 04, 2024 12:08 PM (gZ3KO)

255 Decades ago, private shipyards were unable to complete the war room on a US Navy ship so a completed navy ship would be built and then towed to a nearby Naval facility for the limited tear out & war room rebuild. (Also saw navy ships (aircraft carriers) were built with asbestos insulation & then the asbestos was ripped out at a Naval facility. (I have no idea if these are current procedures but I wouldn't be surprised if they are.)

>GAO: Navy's Service Life Extension Program (SLEP)
Published: Feb 09, 1979. Publicly Released: Feb 09, 1979.

Highlights The Navy's case study on the proposed service life extension work, and the relative advantages in awarding it to either a Naval shipyard or a private shipyard were analyzed. The Navy considered splitting the work, but felt the advantages in learning curve and work force management clearly pointed to doing all four carriers at one yard over a specified period of time. The Navy's original cost study needed to be adjusted in several areas. The following assumptions and resultant cost factors were used in the comparison of the two yards: the use of the ships' crew, ...

The more things change..... Or worsen.

Posted by: L - If they do it with you, they'll do it to you, too at April 04, 2024 12:08 PM (GshMh)

256 Nationwide Gas Prices Spike +45% Under Biden…

…And Now Joe Has No Strategic Reserve to Dump on Market!

.. Na-na-na-na, na-na-na-na, hey, hey, hey, goodbye

Posted by: steam at April 04, 2024 12:09 PM (RHGPo)

257 There has been a bag of potatoes in the house for like a week so I'm baking them. Maybe later I'll slice them up and make baked fries.
Posted by: LenNeal's
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A week? I get a month, easy, sometimes more. I do stick them in a basket on the garage wall.

Posted by: From about that Time at April 04, 2024 12:10 PM (4780s)

258 According to Goldman Sachs, gas prices could reach $4 by May.

Posted by: SMOD at April 04, 2024 12:11 PM (RHGPo)

259 >>Nationwide Gas Prices Spike +45% Under Biden…

>>…And Now Joe Has No Strategic Reserve to Dump on Market!


I predict Joe will start whining about the oil companies manufacturing high prices to reap huge profits on the campaign trail.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 04, 2024 12:11 PM (LkLld)

260 blaster, I lived in Loudoun for 25 years, and one thing I learned very quickly was that the estate district was the local Uniparty.
There was little difference between the R and D on the ballot, because the money that ran the machine (and some of it was global trust fund money) made sure that no matter who the rubes voted for, they won.
Yes, there used to be a lot of actual farmers who grew crops and raised stock, but "The 200,000 Acre Solution" of the late 90s was the deathknell for that; "Smart" growth suckered the landowners whose land had to pay for itself to remain open into participating in a "community-led" effort to "preserve" the "viewshed" with a robust "rural economy".
Everything drafted by the landowners was promptly massaged into things that made it economically impossible to farm on a traditional scale.
When the land stays open primarily for the Piedmont Hunt, the options got smaller and smaller for those who worked land for a living.
Some switched to viticulture, and promptly got throttled by regs against events on site, and all those new folks from dot com wanted a "country life" without sounds, smells, or fences.
(cont)

Posted by: barbarausa at April 04, 2024 12:14 PM (enw9G)

261 A Boeing insider explains the profound alienation between the people who build airplanes and the ones who occupy the executive suite — including the DEI bureaucracy that has poisoned the company’s culture.

Posted by: SMOD at April 04, 2024 12:15 PM (RHGPo)

262 There is no reason to fight a war for a hostile occupying force!

Posted by: AK at work at April 04, 2024 12:16 PM (o+IHV)

263 UT-Austin defunds all DEI programs, reportedly fires 60 DEI employees.

Posted by: SMOD at April 04, 2024 12:17 PM (RHGPo)

264 (cont)
They also magically got special exceptions to host events and such, while people who worked their land got additional restrictions.
The dot com influx didn't always like the smells etc in their "rural" lifestyle, either.
All that mattered was that it looked good, and people with the means to do so could live as they pleased.
The Rs gave a lot of it away when the truce with the Ds started being overpowered by the bent of a lot of the move-ins.
Their friends across the aisle for the good of all suddenly weren't their friends any more.
Funny that.

Posted by: barbarausa at April 04, 2024 12:18 PM (enw9G)

265 Many of the people in the DC suburbs (MD and VA) fall into 3 categories:

1 employed by govt
2 contractors of govt
3 receive entitlements from govt
Posted by: Don Black at April 04, 2024 12:03 PM (oCjPU)


This is true. However, it is also true that the culture of the area is affected by Big Tech. Relatively affluent singles with no kids vote for the schools to be Pride factories and thy outnumber parents.

Posted by: blaster at April 04, 2024 12:20 PM (ASVTS)

266 p.s. re dot com: the cashout founder of CISCO bought an estate valued at over $9M.
She pays taxes on the house parcel ($1M out of an 800+ ac property) because she raises organic turkeys as a hobby, and sells them at Thanksgiving starting at about $100 a pop.

Posted by: barbarausa at April 04, 2024 12:21 PM (enw9G)

267 The areas that collect the most are the poor red s
Bitch about our rich elites not paying their fair share?
Just a few short years ago you were telling everyone that they needed Trump's permanent 2 trillion dollar tax cut because they were the job creators.

Posted by: Paul banned at April 04, 2024 12:38 PM (TuNMe)

268 I can't be bothered to read all of the comments, but "workforce greening" has nothing to do with climate change. It's about getting rid of old farts who just sit around taking up space.

Posted by: Prolix at April 04, 2024 12:43 PM (oHD/n)

269 3,000 people died on 9/11 and NOBODY LOST THEIR FVCKING JOB! ESPECIALLY IN THE FBI BECAUSE THEY FVCKING KNEW WHO THE FVCKING HIJACKERS WERE...

Whew... I feel better. A little. Not... because from there it has only gotten worse with all the mass shooters, etc., and rounding up domestic 'dissidents'.

Posted by: Danimal28 at April 04, 2024 02:59 PM (klw0w)

270 Nice respond in return of this query with real arguments and explaining the whole thing on the topic of that.

Posted by: free stock message boards at April 12, 2024 01:20 PM (sk256)

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