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It's been a long week for NPR's new CEO

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Was the eclipse a sign?

On Tuesday, the day after the eclipse, The Free Press published a piece by Uri Berliner: I've Been at NPR for 25 Years. Here's How We Lost America's Trust.

Mr. Berliner, a senior editor at National Public Radio, apparently waited for a change in CEOs before staking out this position, which is extraordinarily brave for someone still working at the organization. The new CEO has only been in her position for 3 weeks or so. It was really unexpected for a senior editor to claim that NPR has gone off the rails. I'm not so sure it's unexpected for the new CEO to issue a warped response suggesting that she doesn't really understand what he wrote.

Iowahawk reassured her (and other Friends of NPR) earlier in the week that NPR's audience has not disappeared. Doesn't seem to have helped her:

NPR trust is still at an all-time high in many key American demographic segments:


- Birdwatchers

- Unitarians

- Patrons of Vermont farmers markets

- Adminstrators of Vermont private colleges who enjoy birdwatching and Unitarian farmers markets

- people who list things they believe on yard signs

- Ben

- Jerry

- Subaru owners

- listeners like you

- that really annoying lady from HR

- middle school staff psychologists

- the white grad students who came up with "Latinx"

- sufferers of insomnia

- cat moms

- Vermont organic dairy cows who enjoy soothing NPR monotone during the milking experience

- people who tell you they're into astrology but then claim it's only an ironic thing when you ask them why

- people who have life tenure as the result of getting four plagiarized papers presented at MLA conventions

- people who still wear covid mask while bicycling

- people who won their 4th grade class poster contest

- people who have emotional service animals with counterfeit vests

- people concerned about the lack of diversity in the Vermont quilting scene

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The Free Press piece is an interesting view into another world. It is quite detailed. Mr. Berliner describes himself as pretty much the typical "NPR type", describing the liberal newsroom in mostly positive terms until:

Like many unfortunate things, the rise of advocacy took off with Donald Trump. As in many newsrooms, his election in 2016 was greeted at NPR with a mixture of disbelief, anger, and despair. (Just to note, I eagerly voted against Trump twice but felt we were obliged to cover him fairly.) But what began as tough, straightforward coverage of a belligerent, truth-impaired president veered toward efforts to damage or topple Trump's presidency.

Persistent rumors that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia over the election became the catnip that drove reporting. At NPR, we hitched our wagon to Trump's most visible antagonist, Representative Adam Schiff.

Schiff, who was the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, became NPR's guiding hand, its ever-present muse. By my count, NPR hosts interviewed Schiff 25 times about Trump and Russia. During many of those conversations, Schiff alluded to purported evidence of collusion. The Schiff talking points became the drumbeat of NPR news reports.

But when the Mueller report found no credible evidence of collusion, NPR's coverage was notably sparse. Russiagate quietly faded from our programming.

It is one thing to swing and miss on a major story. Unfortunately, it happens. You follow the wrong leads, you get misled by sources you trusted, you're emotionally invested in a narrative, and bits of circumstantial evidence never add up. It's bad to blow a big story.

What's worse is to pretend it never happened. . .

You can get into a lot of difficulty with Adam Schiff as your Muse.

But Ed Morrissey pointed out that the corruption didn't start with Schiff and Russia collusion. He notes cases going back to 2010 from a cursory search of their records.

And its scummy alliance with Schiff started before Trump won the election, too. John Sexton reported in May 2016 about how NPR lied about canceling an interview with a critic of Barack Obama's Iran deal, in part because of Schiff's influence on its editorial board. .

Wonder what NPR's coverage of Schiff's current senate campaign is like?

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Steven Hayward has also noted his difficulties when asked to appear on NPR in the past. And he linked a 30 year old piece, How Do I Hate NPR? Let Me Count the Ways Heh.

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What does race have to do with the new lack of trust in NPR?

Mr. Berliner describes the NPR approaches to Russiagate, Hunter Biden's laptop and COVID as examples of stories where their reporting was untrustworthy. But then he mentions another factor:

You need to start with former CEO John Lansing. Lansing came to NPR in 2019 from the federally funded agency that oversees Voice of America. Like others who have served in the top job at NPR, he was hired primarily to raise money and to ensure good working relations with hundreds of member stations that acquire NPR's programming.

After working mostly behind the scenes, Lansing became a more visible and forceful figure after the killing of George Floyd in May 2020. . .

And we were told that NPR itself was part of the problem. In confessional language he said the leaders of public media, "starting with me--must be aware of how we ourselves have benefited from white privilege in our careers. We must understand the unconscious bias we bring to our work and interactions. And we must commit ourselves--body and soul--to profound changes in ourselves and our institutions."

He declared that diversity--on our staff and in our audience--was the overriding mission, the "North Star" of the organization. Phrases like "that's part of the North Star" became part of meetings and more casual conversation.

Race and identity became paramount in nearly every aspect of the workplace. Journalists were required to ask everyone we interviewed their race, gender, and ethnicity (among other questions), and had to enter it in a centralized tracking system. We were given unconscious bias training sessions. A growing DEI staff offered regular meetings imploring us to "start talking about race." Monthly dialogues were offered for "women of color" and "men of color." Nonbinary people of color were included, too.

There's an unspoken consensus about the stories we should pursue and how they should be framed. It's frictionless--one story after another about instances of supposed racism, transphobia, signs of the climate apocalypse, Israel doing something bad, and the dire threat of Republican policies. It's almost like an assembly line.

The mindset prevails in choices about language. In a document called NPR Transgender Coverage Guidance -- disseminated by news management -- we're asked to avoid the term biological sex. . .

More recently, we have approached the Israel-Hamas war and its spillover onto streets and campuses through the "intersectional" lens that has jumped from the faculty lounge to newsrooms. . .

And more . . . That's how you get justifications of looting on NPR.

Concerned by the lack of viewpoint diversity, I looked at voter registration for our newsroom. In D.C., where NPR is headquartered and many of us live, I found 87 registered Democrats working in editorial positions and zero Republicans. None.

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The Empire Strikes Back

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Bonchie:

Former NPR CEO John Lansing, who resigned a month prior to this writing, defended his tenure this way.

"The philosophy is: Do you want to serve all of America and make sure it sounds like all of America, or not?" Lansing, who stepped down last month, says in response to Berliner's piece. "I'd welcome the argument against that."

Sure, I'll provide the argument against that. DEI does not "make sure it sounds like all of America" because left-wing ideologies are naturally self-selective. In practice, diversity quotas as produced by organizations like NPR create bubbles where only those who agree with DEI in the first place have their opinions heard and published. Thus, you get the insane bias and censorship demonstrated by NPR.

Oddly, the new CEO at NPR brags about attracting some new young people, but only in the digital part of their programming - not in broadcasting. So maybe "sounding like America" isn't working out so well.

The new CEO responded yesterday: Thoughts on our mission and our work

They haz sadz:

Dear all,

This has been a long week. I'll apologize in advance for the length of this note, and for it being the first way so many of you hear from me on more substantive issues. Thanks for bearing with me, as there's a lot that should be said.

I joined this organization because public media is essential for an informed public. At its best, our work can help shape and illuminate the very sense of what it means to have a shared public identity as fellow Americans in this sprawling and enduringly complex nation.

She wants to shape and illuminate your very sense of what it means to have a shared identity as fellow Americans. All those DEI training meetings help.

NPR's service to this aspirational mission was called in question this week, in two distinct ways. The first was a critique of the quality of our editorial process and the integrity of our journalists. The second was a criticism of our people on the basis of who we are.

Asking a question about whether we're living up to our mission should always be fair game: after all, journalism is nothing if not hard questions. Questioning whether our people are serving our mission with integrity, based on little more than the recognition of their identity, is profoundly disrespectful, hurtful, and demeaning.

It is deeply simplistic to assert that the diversity of America can be reduced to any particular set of beliefs, and faulty reasoning to infer that identity is determinative of one's thoughts or political leanings. Each of our colleagues are here because they are excellent, accomplished professionals with an intense commitment to our work: we are stronger because of the work we do together, and we owe each other our utmost respect. We fulfill our mission best when we look and sound like the country we serve.

"Aspirational mission". Hmmm. Mr. Berliner DID NOT question " whether our people are serving our mission with integrity, based on little more than the recognition of their identity". What an idiotic sentence. He did note that everyone was being trained in an ideology that FOCUSES ALL THE TIME on identity in a particular way. But that was not his entire focus.

Mr. Berliner especially did not suggest that "the diversity of America can be reduced to any particular set of beliefs," and he did not "infer that identity is determinative of one's thoughts or political leanings." He DID infer that constant DEI lecturing from management and training sessions in DEI affected people's thoughts and political leanings. And he presented a statistic demonstrating very one-sided political leanings at "diverse" NPR.

Skimming through the rest of the letter, she is still focusing on the "North Star" of the previous CEO, namely ending systemic racism. DEI Forever!

And toward the end, this depressingly utopian bit. I think Mr. Berliner is going to have to leave NPR:

Two final thoughts on our mission:

I once heard missions like ours described as asymptotic -- we can see our destination and we strive for it, but may never fully meet it. The value is in the continued effort: the challenge stretches on toward infinity and we follow, ever closer. Some people might find that exhausting. I suspect they don't work here. I suspect that you do because you find that challenge a means to constantly renew your work, and to reinfuse our mission with meaning as our audiences and world continues to change.

Though the topics are different, the utopianism reminds me of this, from Introduction: Queer Utopias, Queer Futurity, and Potentiality in Quotidian Practice.

Queerness is not yet here. Queerness is an ideality. Put another way, we are not yet queer. We may never touch queerness, but we can feel it as the warm illumination of a horizon imbued with potentiality. We have never been queer, yet queerness exists for us as an ideality that can be distilled from the past and used to imagine a future. The future is queerness's domain. Queerness is a structuring and educated mode of desiring that allows us to see and feel beyond the quagmire of the present. There here and now is a prison house ... we must dream and enact new and better pleasures, other ways of being in the world, and ultimately new worlds ... Queerness is essentially about the rejection of a here and now and an insistence on potentiality for another world.

- - Jose Esteban Munoz

(The inspiring person above is a Queer Theorist, among other things.)

Although it doesn't really show in the quotes above, the new CEO at NPR is a techie. They're going to be doing a lot of audience research - getting into the brains of their potential audiences so the NPR staff can "find that challenge a means to constantly renew your work, and to reinfuse our mission with meaning".

NOT so that they can report the news fairly and accurately.

We owe it to our public interest mandate to ask ourselves: could we serve more people, from broader audiences across America? Years ago we began asking this question as part of our North Star work to earn the trust of new audiences.

They think they have a "public interest mandate" to follow that "North Star", maybe expanding that mandate in new directions, too. Are you feeling illuminated yet?

I joined this organization because public media is essential for an informed public. At its best, our work can help shape and illuminate the very sense of what it means to have a shared public identity as fellow Americans in this sprawling and enduringly complex nation.

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Quote

Everybody feels the evil, but no one has courage or energy enough to seek the cure

- Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America


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Music

I know I have missed a lot of music, but how could THIS GUY say something like this? "Today I have a request from a Patreon member . . . I don't know anything about the artist . . This is my introduction to the band . .
(h/t Kate) Heh.

Another review from Georgia (the country) without all the interruptions. And another guy in the U.S. who had never heard them before.

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I wonder if Mr. Berliner should consider movin' on?


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Hope you have something nice planned for this weekend.

This is the Thread before the Gardening Thread.

Serving your mid-day open thread needs


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Last week's thread, April 6, Real Clear Politics responds with much deliberation to accusations by the NYT

Comments are closed so you won't ban yourself by trying to comment on a week-old thread. But don't try it anyway.



Posted by: K.T. at 11:08 AM




Comments

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1 NOOD!

Wait. Did I do it wrong?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 13, 2024 11:11 AM (bo7UB)

2 That's a pretty shot from N.H.!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at April 13, 2024 11:13 AM (Iq0J2)

3 Queerness is essentially about the rejection of a here and now and an insistence on potentiality for another world.
- - Jose Esteban Munoz

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Let me rejoin with a hearty, "fuck off, poofter."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 13, 2024 11:13 AM (bo7UB)

4 National Propaganda Radio, and, The Propaganda Broadcasting Service.

Posted by: davidt at April 13, 2024 11:17 AM (SYTee)

5 Take NPR’s assets, return anything of value to the taxpayer, forbid NPR personnel, top to bottom, entry to any government job.

Posted by: Eromero at April 13, 2024 11:19 AM (wa9Uk)

6 davidt at April 13, 2024 11:17 AM


National Propaganda Radio, and, The Propaganda Broadcasting Service.

I think Steven Hayward said something like that at his link.

Posted by: KT at April 13, 2024 11:19 AM (rrtZS)

7 It's been a quiet week in Lake Truthbegone. . . .

Posted by: Tonypete at April 13, 2024 11:21 AM (WXNFJ)

8 I can think of a few other things that are larger signs.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 13, 2024 11:21 AM (di6C2)

9 OMG! OMG! OMG!!!

Climate change has slowed Earth’s rotation — and could affect how we keep time
The effect of melting polar ice could delay the need for a ‘leap second’ by three years.

- Nature Magazine

https://shorturl.at/rFMOP

-
Cats and dogs living together! Human sacrifice! Complete chaos!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 13, 2024 11:22 AM (FVME7)

10 Tonypete, well done and will repeat it often.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 13, 2024 11:23 AM (Sg7ZY)

11 I read that Berliner article. Liberal notices he's stuck in tye.midst of the Red Guard.
Btw that makes me think of a new NPR show:
"Wait, wait, don't kill me!"

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at April 13, 2024 11:25 AM (q2svT)

12 Fish swimming in the sea don't know they are wet.

These people exist entirely within a circumscribed cultural-political sphere and don't know it, because they are fundamentally incurious.

Like any 14 year old they already know everything worth knowing, h8er.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 13, 2024 11:26 AM (RIvkX)

13 Mr. Pete Schweddy was unavailable for comment.

He was busy shooting off his mouth and Halyna Hutchins' descending aorta.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 13, 2024 11:26 AM (e6UQI)

14 NPR is obsolete. It's 2024, even The Poors have cellphones and wifi and all the gadgets they need to surf the web, download porn and make Tick Tack videos.

NPR needs to go into the dust bin of history.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 13, 2024 11:26 AM (R/m4+)

15 Welcome to the Unenlightenment.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 13, 2024 11:28 AM (Sg7ZY)

16 hiya

Posted by: JT at April 13, 2024 11:28 AM (T4tVD)

17 Iowahawk forgot to add American Library Association members to the list

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at April 13, 2024 11:29 AM (q2svT)

18 The Queer Theory college anthology quote is from a previous post, 1-8-2022 - School Daze. I guess that Queer Futurity is a real thing. They don't much care about gays.

Posted by: KT at April 13, 2024 11:29 AM (rrtZS)

19 NPR PBS funded by both parties.

Or more accurately, the Uniparty.

Posted by: I've got bad news for you at April 13, 2024 11:29 AM (jQd42)

20 Queerness is essentially about the rejection of a here and now and an insistence on potentiality for another world.
- - Jose Esteban Munoz


--

In other words: it's a cult!

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at April 13, 2024 11:30 AM (q2svT)

21 JT, Good morning.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 13, 2024 11:31 AM (Sg7ZY)

22 I think its interesting that despite having decades of proof that NPR is nothing but a leftie propaganda outlet that imitates dozens if not hundreds of other leftie propaganda outfits in the media universe, our conservative so-called 'leaders' in government just can't seem to cut its funding.

C'mon, man. Throw us a fucking bone! Can't we JUST. HAVE. THAT?

Kind of like the federal funding for Planned Babykillers.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 13, 2024 11:31 AM (bo7UB)

23
I haven't listened to NPR for years, but remember laughing at the old Diane Rehm show over her scolding the call-ins as well as her guests. Incorrectly in almost every case.

The prototype Karen.

Posted by: Auspex at April 13, 2024 11:31 AM (j4U/Z)

24 Take NPR’s assets, return anything of value to the taxpayer, forbid NPR personnel, top to bottom, entry to any government job.
Posted by: Eromero

Might I add - forbid any employment and confiscation of any pensions.

You're going soft E.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 13, 2024 11:31 AM (WXNFJ)

25 It's a religion. Through and through, the religion has its beliefs, it has it's way of seeing the world, and you MUST adhere to the basic tenets of the faith... or you are (sometimes politely) asked to leave the church.

What church?

Damn never ever major institution in this country/on this planet.

And who is their god? The very oligarchs who run the world. It's the most impressive blind spot (maybe the eclipse is a perfect metaphor?), focusing on "diversity" and all the rest of that rot, while the oligarchs rule in peace, behind the obstructive "mission" of the faithful.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 11:32 AM (Kdc6E)

26 Queerness is essentially about the rejection of a here and now and an insistence on potentiality for another world.
- - Jose Esteban Munoz

Is it still about what they do with their dicks?
Oh and yeah there's another world ahead but they won't like it

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 13, 2024 11:33 AM (ewqMN)

27 That's a pretty shot from N.H.!
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at April 13, 2024 11:13 AM (Iq0J2)

I don't believe any "pretty" photo I see is real. Someone manipulated the image.

It's the nature equivalent of plastic surgery. If your boobs are big because you had enough cash for some "doctor" to put silicone in there, I'm not impressed.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 11:34 AM (Kdc6E)

28 Science fiction outposts are getting ever more isolated and inbred. We haven't had comms from the Hugo Award-winning Afro-futurist all female queerpunk colony in quite a while.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 13, 2024 11:35 AM (Byj1E)

29 NPR needs to go into the dust bin of history.
Posted by: Hairyback

They already are, they just don't know their only audience are a small dying segment of old cat women.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at April 13, 2024 11:36 AM (Iq0J2)

30 >>>>NPR trust is still at an all-time high in many key American demographic segments:
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It is to laugh; I left NPR before I knew I was a conservative.
BSPublic Radio, Waste of Time Public Radio, Pompus Conceited Public Radio.
Lying Commie Public Radio.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 13, 2024 11:36 AM (9kzJm)

31 My liberal ex-friend (who became wealthy as a partner in a law firm that specializes in replacing American workers with those from India) protested that NPR is neutral. I just laughed.

When you live in a bubble, your intelligence doesn't help you assess the world.

This is the first person I ever heard use the term "people of color" and I had to stifle my laughter. I'm sure she is very supportive of all of her trans acquaintances, because of course she is.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at April 13, 2024 11:36 AM (w6EFb)

32 NPR is obsolete. It's 2024, even The Poors have cellphones and wifi and all the gadgets they need to surf the web, download porn and make Tick Tack videos.

NPR needs to go into the dust bin of history.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 13, 2024 11:26 AM (R/m4+)

Now do teevee and movies.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 11:37 AM (Kdc6E)

33 Fishbelly White is a color!

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 13, 2024 11:37 AM (Byj1E)

34 Wait, you're not talking about Cat Women of the Moon?
They are hot.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 13, 2024 11:37 AM (9kzJm)

35 how could THIS GUY say something like this?

https://shorturl.at/fix78

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 13, 2024 11:37 AM (FVME7)

36
Interesting about NPR. Will they change? I'd bet not more then one degree, actually in either direction.

In the past whenever someone would say to me something about NPR I'd just roll my eyes. I doubt I'll have to change that habit in the future.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at April 13, 2024 11:37 AM (RKVpM)

37 Iowahawk forgot to add American Library Association members to the list
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at April 13, 2024 11:29 AM (q2svT)

And pseudo-intellectuals, with middling educations, who want to join the intellectual class.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 11:38 AM (Kdc6E)

38 What's radio?
/everyone under 30

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 13, 2024 11:38 AM (RIvkX)

39 I don't believe any "pretty" photo I see is real. Someone manipulated the image.

It's the nature equivalent of plastic surgery. If your boobs are big because you had enough cash for some "doctor" to put silicone in there, I'm not impressed.
Posted by: BurtTC

Okay, "That's a pretty scene".

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at April 13, 2024 11:39 AM (Iq0J2)

40 NPR PBS funded by both parties.

Or more accurately, the Uniparty.
Posted by: I've got bad news for you at April 13, 2024 11:29 AM (jQd42)

I'm assuming public broadcasting has its own Deep Staters, who call up Mike Johnson, and breathlessly explain to him how the "public" airwaves are vital to national security, so he must fund them.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 11:39 AM (Kdc6E)

41 Hiya BenHad !

Posted by: JT at April 13, 2024 11:40 AM (T4tVD)

42 Good thing the GOP defunded NPR when they had both houses of Congress...

oh, wait...

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 13, 2024 11:41 AM (IG4Id)

43 >>>You can get into a lot of difficulty with Adam Schiff as your Muse.
============

And to go there in the first place one's window on the world must truly be distorted.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 13, 2024 11:42 AM (9kzJm)

44 This is the first person I ever heard use the term "people of color" and I had to stifle my laughter. I'm sure she is very supportive of all of her trans acquaintances, because of course she is.
Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at April 13, 2024 11:36 AM (w6EFb)

I have a dear friend, who lives several states away. Occasionally she sends me links to NPR and/or NY Times articles. I wouldn't necessarily describe her as "liberal," but she's been too immersed in that world to know how to get out of it.

I just ignore the articles, and we chat about other things. I lover her dearly, but... from several states away.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 11:43 AM (Kdc6E)

45 Queerness is essentially about the rejection of a here and now and an insistence on potentiality for another world.
- - Jose Esteban Munoz

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Let me rejoin with a hearty, "fuck off, poofter."
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 13, 2024 11:13 AM (bo7UB)

"Queer theorist" is cumbersome. Go with "queerist".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 13, 2024 11:44 AM (tkR6S)

46 I haven't listened to NPR for years, but remember laughing at the old Diane Rehm show over her scolding the call-ins as well as her guests. Incorrectly in almost every case.

The prototype Karen.

Posted by: Auspex at April 13, 2024 11:31 AM


Give them a break after all it took almost 75 years to end the one cent telephone surcharge to fund the Spanish American war.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at April 13, 2024 11:44 AM (QNSds)

47 12 Fish swimming in the sea don't know they are wet.

These people exist entirely within a circumscribed cultural-political sphere and don't know it, because they are fundamentally incurious.

Like any 14 year old they already know everything worth knowing, h8er.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 13, 2024 11:26 AM (RIvkX)

Progressives are not naive, misguided, well-intentioned or oblivious. They know exactly what they are doing. They are doing it intentionally.

Posted by: Hedley Lamarr at April 13, 2024 11:45 AM (UWRAE)

48 assuming public broadcasting has its own Deep Staters, who call up Mike Johnson, and breathlessly explain to him how the "public" airwaves are vital to national security, so he must fund them.
Posted by: BurtTC at

Johnson is a lying, corrupt con artist.

They all are. Every single one.

Remember, Johnson is from the Super Conservative Freedom Caucus.

They will all lie and betray you.

Posted by: I've got bad news for you at April 13, 2024 11:45 AM (jQd42)

49
Public grants, funding, non-profit partner affiliation = money laundering.

Some people like to project that they are thoughtful and totally not interested in money while stealing it.

Posted by: Auspex at April 13, 2024 11:46 AM (j4U/Z)

50 Auspex, you know Chelsea Clinton?

Posted by: Ben Had at April 13, 2024 11:48 AM (Sg7ZY)

51 >>>> She wants to shape and illuminate your very sense of what it means to have a shared identity as fellow Americans. All those DEI training meetings help.
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Having dreamy thoughts of President Donald J. Trump
cutting NPR funding to the bone.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 13, 2024 11:49 AM (9kzJm)

52 Okay, "That's a pretty scene".
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at April 13, 2024 11:39 AM (Iq0J2)

I'm sorry, I don't mean to rain on anyone's parade, I've just become such a cynical cuss, I don't believe any photo I see on the internet is real. It's too easy to manipulate them, and the world is saturated (pun intended) with photos of all sorts of pretty things that don't exactly occur in nature.

I know why people do it, I just don't care for it.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 11:50 AM (zkeGc)

53 I used to listen to NPR a lot on my commute. Once you notice their story template you can't unsee it. They interview someone with a sob story -- an illegal immigrant*, a Ukrainian, a Palestinian, whatever and without saying it explicitly, imply that that person's sad story is true for the entire group.

* spellcheck refused to autocomplete that phrase

Posted by: Oddbob at April 13, 2024 11:50 AM (cFMqB)

54 They already are, they just don't know their only audience are a small dying segment of old cat women.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at April 13, 2024 11:36 AM (Iq0J2)

Because they don't have to know. Their salaries are completely disconnected from their need to please an audience.

This too is the story of cable "news" and Disney Corp.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 11:52 AM (zkeGc)

55 I'm sorry, I don't mean to rain on anyone's parade, I've just become such a cynical cuss, I don't believe any photo I see on the internet is real. It's too easy to manipulate them, and the world is saturated (pun intended) with photos of all sorts of pretty things that don't exactly occur in nature.

I know why people do it, I just don't care for it.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 11:50 AM (zkeGc)

Oh, it's mostly bullshit, especially those cute videos that are so obviously staged. It's a good thing to see the strings behind the puppet.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at April 13, 2024 11:53 AM (w6EFb)

56 * spellcheck refused to autocomplete that phrase
Posted by: Oddbob at April 13, 2024 11:50 AM (cFMqB)

That's because you didn't type wet*

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 13, 2024 11:54 AM (tkR6S)

57 Avi Yemini
@OzraeliAvi
🚨#BREAKING: Multiple people reportedly killed in stabbing attack at Westfield Bondi Junction Shopping Centre [in Sydney, Australia].

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I didn't even know they had Amish in.Australia.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 13, 2024 11:54 AM (FVME7)

58 About twenty years ago I had local NPR as one of my station pre-sets. They had a call in show "Click and Clack" (IIRC) on car problems that was pretty amusing. Andd... that was about it as everything else was repulsive.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at April 13, 2024 11:54 AM (cOq4q)

59 ALERT: New Voting Scam:

Just got a text proprotedly from Stat RNC saying that I was not registered to vote in the upcoming election (I am), that they are Republican Voter Engagement and can they send me a voter registration form.

This SCAM wants to vote for me.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 13, 2024 11:54 AM (9kzJm)

60 Instagram has jaded me to scenic beauty. I blame Ace's cafe threads.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at April 13, 2024 11:54 AM (w6EFb)

61 NPR's constant use of simplistic phrasing like "Trump's lies about the 2020 elections" in supposed news stories tells me that I am listening to a broadcast fraudulently made at the service of Democrat success, not one intended to actually inform.

Furthermore, note how NPR will not refer to a murdering terrorist's most offensive statements as "lies", but will casually refer to any of Trump's statements that they find disagreeable as factually such!

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at April 13, 2024 11:55 AM (fvaUq)

62
fivethirtyeight.com dot com is the NPR of polling organizations:

Biden 41%
Trump 44%
Kennedy 15%

Anyone have a bridge over the Patapsco River they wanna sell cheap?

Posted by: Divide by Zero at April 13, 2024 11:55 AM (RKVpM)

63 #BREAKING: Multiple people reportedly killed in stabbing attack at Westfield Bondi Junction Shopping Centre [in Sydney, Australia].

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I didn't even know they had Amish in.Australia.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 13, 2024 11:54 AM (FVME7)

I didn't know that Westfield still had malls that are open.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at April 13, 2024 11:56 AM (w6EFb)

64 That's because you didn't type wet*

More likely because I didn't type "noble" "oppressed."

Posted by: Oddbob at April 13, 2024 11:56 AM (cFMqB)

65 I've mentioned that a precursor to all this was the "Red House" incident in Portland just prior to the martyrdom of Saint Floyd.

A looney black family (the Kinneys) decided that they were "Moorish sovereign citizens", and didn't have to make mortgage payments anymore on the "Red House", located in the middle of a crowded Portland neighborhood.

The bank moved to foreclose, sold the house to someone else, and a firestorm erupted - armed Antifa thugs started guarding the house and terrorizing the neighborhood, and the Kinneys raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to buy the house back (which they never did).

Two Oregon Public Radio reporters discovered that the Kinneys didn't actually live at the Red House, but had been renting it out for some time, and reported that.

Reporting this true, but inconvenient fact, led to a Cultural Revolution-style purge at the radio station - most of the employees furiously denounced the two reporters for interfering with The Narrative, the station issued a groveling apology for reporting actual news, and the two reporters soon left the radio station and Oregon.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 13, 2024 11:56 AM (YAtuc)

66 belligerent, truth-impaired president

WHAT THE PEOPLE WHO ACTUALLY WATCHED WHAT WAS HAPPENING SAW WAS A BELLIGERENT, TRUTH-IMPAIRED MEDIA.

Sorry for shouting. The projection of the TDSers is breathtaking.

Posted by: Emmie at April 13, 2024 11:57 AM (Sf2cq)

67 I used to listen to NPR a lot on my commute. Once you notice their story template you can't unsee it. They interview someone with a sob story -- an illegal immigrant*, a Ukrainian, a Palestinian, whatever and without saying it explicitly, imply that that person's sad story is true for the entire group.

* spellcheck refused to autocomplete that phrase
Posted by: Oddbob at April 13, 2024 11:50 AM (cFMqB)

I'm still curious about the guy who was convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend. He's muslim (not sure which version), she was Korean. They did their whole serial thing about the case, and strongly suggested he didn't do it, and there have been recent developments in his case, where they're either going to retry him or toss out his conviction.

I don't know which. But if he DID do it... yeah, they're very good at making it look otherwise.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 11:58 AM (mkRXj)

68 58 About twenty years ago I had local NPR as one of my station pre-sets. They had a call in show "Click and Clack" (IIRC) on car problems that was pretty amusing. Andd... that was about it as everything else was repulsive.
Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at April 13, 2024 11:54 AM (cOq4q)

All one of the Tappet brothers had to say was "hi" and the other would laugh convulsively for 30 seconds.

Posted by: Auspex at April 13, 2024 11:58 AM (j4U/Z)

69 Eclipse come and go, everything isn't a sign

Posted by: Skip at April 13, 2024 11:58 AM (fwDg9)

70 That is a awesome photo

Posted by: Skip at April 13, 2024 11:59 AM (fwDg9)

71 #BREAKING: Multiple people reportedly killed in stabbing attack at Westfield Bondi Junction Shopping Centre [in Sydney, Australia].

The Russians broke up a plot to attack a synagogue in Moscow a few days ago.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 13, 2024 11:59 AM (YAtuc)

72 Oh, it's mostly bullshit, especially those cute videos that are so obviously staged. It's a good thing to see the strings behind the puppet.
Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at April 13, 2024 11:53 AM (w6EFb)

My favorite is knowing there are completely AI generated thots who have accounts on Instagram and elsewhere, who have hundreds of thousands of followers, many who give them money (and marriage proposals). And they are completely the creation of some nerd in a basement somewhere.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 12:00 PM (mkRXj)

73 here is

Posted by: Don Black at April 13, 2024 12:00 PM (oCjPU)

74 Jose Esteban Munoz

Ideality
potentiality

*******

Ooooh. I see what we're doing here. Word inflation.

I will see your 'ideality' and raise you one 'idealitiness'

Posted by: Muldoon at April 13, 2024 12:00 PM (991eG)

75 -osity

Posted by: Muldoon at April 13, 2024 12:01 PM (991eG)

76 I didn't even know they had Amish in.Australia.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 13, 2024 11:54 AM (FVME7)

I thought there was an assault knife ban there. How is this possible.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 12:01 PM (mkRXj)

77 About twenty years ago I had local NPR as one of my station pre-sets. They had a call in show "Click and Clack" (IIRC) on car problems that was pretty amusing. Andd... that was about it as everything else was repulsive.
Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at April 13, 2024 11:54 AM (cOq4q)

That was "Car Talk". They even had a blog, with a comments section, like the HQ. NPR has had some good musical shows, too. NPR should be split into two divisions: 1. Music and general entertainment, to be kept entirely politics-free, with a 3-strikes rule for hosts. Get political enough to engender numerous complaints from listeners, you're outa here. 2.News and "public affairs". All expressly politcal shit goes on this network. 3. Markets that are too small to have outlets for both networks have to run Channel One.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 13, 2024 12:02 PM (tkR6S)

78 Iowahawk forgot to add American Library Association members to the list
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion

The Department of Education decided to highlight a "non-binary" school librarian for National Library Week and "Day of No Silence"

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A day of no silence for a librarian? That's like a baby shower at Planned Parenthood.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 13, 2024 12:03 PM (FVME7)

79 This SCAM wants to vote for me.
Posted by: Braenyard at April 13, 2024 11:54 AM (9kzJm)

Or just put you on their list, so actual "legitimate" candidates can beg you for money.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 12:03 PM (mkRXj)

80
Based on the location, I'd rate the photo as plausible. Perhaps enhanced in some way. Here in PA totality was around 3:15 pm, not exactly the most photogenic time of the day. Later in the day, toward dusk New Hampshire would have some deeper color saturation possible. The cutaway of the moon looks a lot darker then I'd imagine likely.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at April 13, 2024 12:04 PM (RKVpM)

81 >Oh, it's mostly bullshit, especially those cute videos that are so obviously staged.


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PT Barnum was right
he would have loved the internet

Posted by: Don Black at April 13, 2024 12:04 PM (oCjPU)

82 They interview someone with a sob story -- an illegal immigrant*, a Ukrainian, a Palestinian, whatever and without saying it explicitly, imply that that person's sad story is true for the entire group.
spellcheck refused to autocomplete that phrase
Posted by: Oddbob at April 13, 2024 11:50 AM (cFMqB)

Yup....a few years ago I heard one of their docudramas while changing radio channels about some fat beaner who lived in Chicagostan and she tearfully said she was afraid to go out at night because of all the "latino" hate.

Well, take your fat taco eatin ass home La Perra!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 13, 2024 12:05 PM (R/m4+)

83 Eclipse come and eclipse go
What are you going to do about it is what I want to know

Posted by: Paul Simon at April 13, 2024 12:05 PM (FVME7)

84 Instagram has jaded me to scenic beauty. I blame Ace's cafe threads.
Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at April 13, 2024 11:54 AM (w6EFb)

I don't even click on the links.

Interestingly, and I'm not sure if it's related or not, I got a piece of mail the other day, wasn't sure what it was, so I opened it (often I just tear up and throw away all junk mail).

It was a catalog for pron videos! I haven't seen something like this in years, and I know it's possible to get on somebody's mailing list, one way or another, but I truly have no idea how I got on this one.

I blame Ace, and the perhaps one or two times when I MIGHT have clicked on an instagram link here.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 12:06 PM (mkRXj)

85 The Click and Clack show was "Car Talk" and it was a lot of fun. I would still listen to it periodically even after I gave up on NPR's "news" programming,

FYI, we once stayed in a beach house in Liverpool, Nova Scotia. That's where the Hank Snow Home Town Museum is located. (We didn't see it, though. Too much else to do.)

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at April 13, 2024 12:07 PM (FEVMW)

86 I used to listen to NPR a lot on my commute.

About ten years ago, I was trapped on a business trip in a car with someone who liked listening to NPR.

NPR had a lengthy piece on the rising rate of single motherhood in Mexico. Mexico had been a very conservative society, with low rates of out-of-wedlock births, but that was apparently starting to change.

NPR reported this rise in single motherhood as an unambiguously good thing - it showed that Mexican women were getting stronger, more independent, and less victimized by Mexican patriarchal society.

NPR didn't say a single word about any downsides to having more single mothers, and not a word about the effects on the kids.

I just marveled at the world-view required to report the story in that fashion.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 13, 2024 12:08 PM (YAtuc)

87
Yup....a few years ago I heard one of their docudramas while changing radio channels about some fat beaner who lived in Chicagostan and she tearfully said she was afraid to go out at night because of all the "latino" hate.

Not enough Julio's down in her schoolyard?

Posted by: The Other Paul Simon at April 13, 2024 12:08 PM (RKVpM)

88 I wrote off NPR and PBS in the 80's. Never once looked back.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at April 13, 2024 12:09 PM (kzHlT)

89 It was a catalog for pron videos! I haven't seen something like this in years, and I know it's possible to get on somebody's mailing list, one way or another, but I truly have no idea how I got on this one.

I blame Ace, and the perhaps one or two times when I MIGHT have clicked on an instagram link here.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 12:06 PM (mkRXj)

Was it addressed to you, or just bulk mail? And it seems to me the only way a spammer could get your snail-mail address would be by compromising your account at some online vendor where you do business, if any such exist.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 13, 2024 12:09 PM (tkR6S)

90 CarTalk and Riders Radio Theater were my faves. I love a good laugh.

News, well, I noticed they conformed to the lefty narrative but presented it in a different way than the other networks.

Posted by: Emmie at April 13, 2024 12:10 PM (Sf2cq)

91 That was "Car Talk". They even had a blog, with a comments section, like the HQ. NPR has had some good musical shows, too. NPR should be split into two divisions: 1. Music and general entertainment, to be kept entirely politics-free, with a 3-strikes rule for hosts. Get political enough to engender numerous complaints from listeners, you're outa here. 2.News and "public affairs". All expressly politcal shit goes on this network. 3. Markets that are too small to have outlets for both networks have to run Channel One.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Problem with totalitarians is that everything is political and they will deny it's political but "for the children", "environment", "trannies", whatever. It's like the progs taking over craft and scifi, it's what they do.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at April 13, 2024 12:10 PM (cOq4q)

92 Ooooh. I see what we're doing here. Word inflation.

I will see your 'ideality' and raise you one 'idealitiness'
Posted by: Muldoon at April 13, 2024 12:00 PM (991eG)

It's a signal to church members. We use these words when talking in public, and you either respond with the appropriate words, or you ain't one of us.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 12:11 PM (mkRXj)

93 Normally Panhandling Radio.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at April 13, 2024 12:11 PM (SAtWN)

94 Hank Snow video:

funny to think he got covered by Steppenwolf and The Rolling Stones

Posted by: Don Black at April 13, 2024 12:11 PM (oCjPU)

95 The Click and Clack show was "Car Talk" and it was a lot of fun. I would still listen to it periodically even after I gave up on NPR's "news" programming,

FYI, we once stayed in a beach house in Liverpool, Nova Scotia. That's where the Hank Snow Home Town Museum is located. (We didn't see it, though. Too much else to do.)
Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at April 13, 2024 12:07 PM (FEVMW)

Pretty sure one of the two brothers died. Possibly both of them, now.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 13, 2024 12:11 PM (tkR6S)

96 57 Avi Yemini
@OzraeliAvi
🚨#BREAKING: Multiple people reportedly killed in stabbing attack at Westfield Bondi Junction Shopping Centre [in Sydney, Australia].
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When going into dense public areas don't forget to wear your chain mail.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 13, 2024 12:12 PM (9kzJm)

97 It's a signal to church members. We use these words when talking in public, and you either respond with the appropriate words, or you ain't one of us.
Posted by: BurtTC

Call & response

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at April 13, 2024 12:13 PM (q2svT)

98 There was also this broad I knew who loved "Lake Wobegon" in her yard on the weekends.

I laughed when they changed the name to "Lake Inappropriate Sexual Advances To His Co-Workers."

Hahahahaha...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 13, 2024 12:13 PM (R/m4+)

99 Avi Yemini
@OzraeliAvi
🚨#BREAKING: Multiple people reportedly killed in stabbing attack at Westfield Bondi Junction Shopping Centre [in Sydney, Australia].
================

When going into dense public areas don't forget to wear your chain mail.
Posted by: Braenyard at April 13, 2024 12:12 PM (9kzJm)

***
Stabber was shot and killed. Was known to police. Had a beard. No further information as of now.


Anyone taking any bets?

Prayers for the victims and families.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 13, 2024 12:14 PM (W/lyH)

100 Anti-Trump Groups Are Planning for a Deepfake Election Crisis

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Progs run a deep fake op? I shan't believe it!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 13, 2024 12:14 PM (FVME7)

101
Pawnee Public Radio

https://youtu.be/DAjNoNUqs0Q?si=rN4hKgIsz0aJmAQs

Posted by: Don Black at April 13, 2024 12:15 PM (oCjPU)

102 The two Car Talk hosts were Tom and Ray Magliozzi. Tom died in 2014 but Ray--who is quite a bit younger--is still alive.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at April 13, 2024 12:15 PM (FEVMW)

103 Was it addressed to you, or just bulk mail? And it seems to me the only way a spammer could get your snail-mail address would be by compromising your account at some online vendor where you do business, if any such exist.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 13, 2024 12:09 PM (tkR6S)

I've purchased dvds off ebay recently. Not pron, just movies. You can get them fairly cheap, and these are things I could probably find online somewhere, but I like hard copies of things.

This past week I watched "The Big Sleep," which was much more entertaining than I expected, although I find it hard to believe all these hot women are throwing themselves at Bogart. Also watched "Double Indemnity," and I could very much sympathize with the McMurray character. Stanwyck flashes an anklet at me, and I'm going to be willing to kill her husband too.

Anyhoo... yeah, I buy dvds. I guess that's all it took.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 12:16 PM (mkRXj)

104 I only listen to NPR when I'm in a cab in D.C.

Evidently, District cab drivers think that's neutral sounding programming.

Posted by: The Frumious Follywood at April 13, 2024 12:17 PM (I8PwA)

105 So, things become clear. Berliner was in the package for CEO, and had reason to believe his comfy chair would be vacated under a new regime. So he typed up two letters and locked them in the desk drawer: one, a ringing endorsement of the ethos, in case he got the job. This was the other one. Trigger, tripped.

If you thought Click'n'Clack were pro-car, you weren't listening closely. They got in the same swipes as the rest of the crew. We used to call it "Anti-Car Talk" here. You wuz had.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at April 13, 2024 12:18 PM (zdLoL)

106 You can get into a lot of difficulty with Adam Schiff as your Muse.
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And to go there in the first place one's window on the world must truly be distorted.
Posted by: Braenyard at April 13, 2024 11:42 AM (9kzJm)
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Adam Schiff is the bird poop on their window to the world.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at April 13, 2024 12:18 PM (Be/+i)

107 >>>Was it addressed to you, or just bulk mail? And it seems to me the only way a spammer could get your snail-mail address would be by compromising your account at some online vendor where you do business, if any such exist.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon a
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Property owners is easy, just go to online tax records.
Voter registration; you can buy the voter registration list from the state.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 13, 2024 12:18 PM (9kzJm)

108 All Things Considered... NPR is as useless as tits on a boar.

SWIDT

Posted by: Martini Farmer at April 13, 2024 12:18 PM (Q4IgG)

109 NPR sucks.
Now I'd like to talk about the Sultans of Swing.
Those videos have to be some kind of meme thing. There must be a 1000 songs from that period that those Gen whatevers have never heard of to pick that one song to act totally surprised that it is great. That the guitar playing is great. That the actual producing of original music adds to the act on stage.
Anyways, I enjoyed listening to a song from the time of my youthful indescretions.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at April 13, 2024 12:18 PM (t/2Uw)

110 Here's the Stones' version of Hank's song

https://youtu.be/zp6rUlo_Oss?si=P11y2tU_ClRdUMjh

Posted by: Don Black at April 13, 2024 12:18 PM (oCjPU)

111 Sen. Tim Kaine Compares Parents At School Board Meetings to Jan 6

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Lock 'em up!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 13, 2024 12:19 PM (FVME7)

112 When PDJT starts going all Melei on the federal budget, blowing away all our various domestic propaganda and censorship agencies would be mightily pleasing.

Posted by: The Frumious Follywood at April 13, 2024 12:19 PM (I8PwA)

113 >>> Or just put you on their list, so actual "legitimate" candidates can beg you for money.

Posted by: BurtTC
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I'm on the public voter registration list. This is a voter scam.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 13, 2024 12:20 PM (9kzJm)

114 Stabber was shot and killed. Was known to police. Had a beard. No further information as of now.


Anyone taking any bets?

Prayers for the victims and families.
Posted by: Diogenes at April 13, 2024 12:14 PM (W/lyH)

As has been noted often, pretty much EVERY mass killer has been stopped by a law-abiding person (police or citizen) with a gun.

And yet we're the ones they're trying to take them away from.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 12:20 PM (mkRXj)

115
Al Franken and Garrison Keillor aught to make a buddy movie.

Posted by: Auspex at April 13, 2024 12:22 PM (j4U/Z)

116 I look like a senator.
But I'm not.

Posted by: Tim Kaine at April 13, 2024 12:22 PM (SAtWN)

117 I'm on the public voter registration list. This is a voter scam.
Posted by: Braenyard at April 13, 2024 12:20 PM (9kzJm)

Right, but what I'm saying is so-called legitimate candidates are scamming voters all the time too.

Get on their list, and they'll never let you go.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 12:23 PM (mkRXj)

118 114 Stabber was shot and killed. Was known to police. Had a beard. No further information as of now.


Anyone taking any bets?

Prayers for the victims and families.
Posted by: Diogenes at April 13, 2024 12:14 PM (W/lyH)

Yes but earlier they said it was not "terrorist" related... Riiiiight

Posted by: It's me donna at April 13, 2024 12:24 PM (Akjoo)

119 Liverpool, Nova Scotia. That's where the Hank Snow Home Town Museum is located.

Wilf Carter was born in Port Hilford, NS. "Montana Slim," here.

Turns out Nova Scotia is real cowboy country. Some knew...

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at April 13, 2024 12:24 PM (zdLoL)

120 This past week I watched "The Big Sleep," which was much more entertaining than I expected, although I find it hard to believe all these hot women are throwing themselves at Bogart.

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Funny. I had the same thought. In one scene he shows up and the belt to his pants are under his pecs. That is if he had any pecs.
When I watched, I had just finished the book and it is so superior to the movie that I was really surprised at how people consider it a classic. in the book, it is almost the last line in the book when you find out why the title is The Big Sleep. It just pulls everything together.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at April 13, 2024 12:24 PM (t/2Uw)

121
There are sites that will give you an address and voter registration preference for free. They'll also have the email address but partially obscured. They'll sell you that and more information about loans, judgements, arrests, etc. Neighbors, friends, free. Social media accounts I think are for pay.

As long as the Big Guy and the DNC get their 10% you lose any chance at privacy.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at April 13, 2024 12:24 PM (RKVpM)

122 Sen. Tim Kaine Compares Parents At School Board Meetings to Jan 6

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Lock 'em up!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 13, 2024 12:19 PM (FVME7)

Blind clock and nuts and all that... he's right of course.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 12:25 PM (mkRXj)

123 Hogtoads from Hogwarts.

J.K. Rowling Slams “Harry Potter” Stars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson for Supporting Transgender Rights

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 13, 2024 12:26 PM (FVME7)

124 Berliner is a piano player who's just figured out he's been playing in a whorehouse.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 13, 2024 12:27 PM (q3gwH)

125
Prayers for the victims and families.
Posted by: Diogenes at April 13, 2024 12:14 PM (W/lyH)

Yes but earlier they said it was not "terrorist" related... Riiiiight
Posted by: It's me donna at April 13, 2024 12:24 PM (Akjoo)
***

Just saw a.picture of a guy laying dead that the media said was the shooter. He's a muzzie.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 13, 2024 12:28 PM (W/lyH)

126 Yes but earlier they said it was not "terrorist" related... Riiiiight

We would like to reassure everyone that we have already determined that tomorrow's mass murder that will bee committed by a bearded person screaming "Allah Akbar" is not terrorism.

Posted by: The FBI! at April 13, 2024 12:28 PM (YAtuc)

127 Funny. I had the same thought. In one scene he shows up and the belt to his pants are under his pecs. That is if he had any pecs.
When I watched, I had just finished the book and it is so superior to the movie that I was really surprised at how people consider it a classic. in the book, it is almost the last line in the book when you find out why the title is The Big Sleep. It just pulls everything together.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at April 13, 2024 12:24 PM (t/2Uw)

One thing to remember, aside from silly actors being considered sex symbols, is the Hays Code dictated much of what could and could not be shown.

They had to hint at things, and if you watch closely, you can get the gist of what's really going on, the things they CAN'T show. I really enjoy that aspect of these films.

Is everyone having sex? Yes, they are. But in the film, they're meeting in libraries and grocery stores.

Sure. Sure they are.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 12:29 PM (mkRXj)

128 There are sites that will give you an address and voter registration preference for free.

State DMVs sell driver's license information to mass marketers.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 13, 2024 12:30 PM (YAtuc)

129 Wilf Carter was born in Port Hilford, NS. "Montana Slim," here.

Turns out Nova Scotia is real cowboy country. Some knew...
Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at April 13, 2024 12:24 PM (zdLoL)

'Bout the only way to get out of Nova Scotia is to become a musician or a hockey player. Hank was a little small to be a hockey player.

(just kidding, yannow)

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 13, 2024 12:30 PM (tkR6S)

130 The Click and Clack show was "Car Talk" and it was a lot of fun.
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One time a guy called in with a question about his Toyota Supra. At some point he mentioned his wife was pregnant. C&C laughed hysterically and told him his life as he knew it was over and he might as well go ahead and trade the Supra in on a minivan.

Posted by: Buzz Adrenaline at April 13, 2024 12:31 PM (JRP2U)

131 Berliner is a piano player who's just figured out he's been playing in a whorehouse.
Posted by: Tom Servo at April 13, 2024 12:27 PM (q3gwH)

At least the piano player occasionally gets tipped.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 12:31 PM (mkRXj)

132 Ceasefire Activist Arrested on 16 Felony Charges After Threatening to Murder Bakersfield City Council Members

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All He Was Saying Is Make the Solution Final.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 13, 2024 12:32 PM (FVME7)

133 So the police in Sydney do not know a motive but have already ruled out terrorism.
Huh...?
So they don't know a motive but already know it's not terrorism.
Sheesh.
If they don't know the motive...how canthey rule it out?

Oh! We should ask the NPR!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at April 13, 2024 12:32 PM (W/lyH)

134 When PDJT starts going all Melei on the federal budget...

"When." What in past history makes you think that will happen?

Posted by: Oddbob at April 13, 2024 12:33 PM (8YPil)

135 I think you can only get eclipse photos like the one above with special lenses. When I looked through the eclipse glasses, I was clearly seeing the eclipse happening but when I held up my camera and took pictures, all I got was blurred sun. Even though at the end,only a tiny sliver of sun was showing, but it never got dark here in MD.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at April 13, 2024 12:33 PM (t/2Uw)

136 >>> Yes but earlier they said it was not "terrorist" related... Riiiiight

Posted by: It's me donna at
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It's not. He just wanted to kill some oppressors. It's the Detroit model.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 13, 2024 12:34 PM (9kzJm)

137 When I watched, I had just finished the book and it is so superior to the movie that I was really surprised at how people consider it a classic. in the book, it is almost the last line in the book when you find out why the title is The Big Sleep. It just pulls everything together.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at April 13, 2024 12:24 PM (t/2Uw)

it's all about attitude, not plot. The funny thing is to try to figure out who killed the chauffeur, what Marlowe is actually hired to find out. It's never learned in the movie (all suspects have alibis) but some fans have come up with theories.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 13, 2024 12:34 PM (q3gwH)

138 ok then

Posted by: Don Black at April 13, 2024 12:36 PM (oCjPU)

139 Happy Birthday Al Green!

https://tinyurl.com/y7dwzbzd

Posted by: JackStraw at April 13, 2024 12:36 PM (LkLld)

140 So the police in Sydney do not know a motive but have already ruled out terrorism.

The ship hit the bridge in Baltimore at 1:30 AM.

By 8 AM, all of official Washington was unanimously announcing that the bridge collision was not terrorism.

They don't even pretend to investigate anymore - they know what they want to announce, and do that.

The FBI has been doing this for years and years.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 13, 2024 12:37 PM (YAtuc)

141 Speaking of the maritime provinces, I just read a book to my mother (now nearly blind) about women spies and soldiers of the civil war. Emma Edmonds of New Brunswick left an abusive home and moved to Michigan. When the war broke out she dressed as a man and volunteered. She fought for several years, until a sickness forced her confession to a doctor.

Interesting story.

Posted by: The Frumious Follywood at April 13, 2024 12:38 PM (JIqUq)

142 it's all about attitude, not plot. The funny thing is to try to figure out who killed the chauffeur, what Marlowe is actually hired to find out. It's never learned in the movie (all suspects have alibis) but some fans have come up with theories.
Posted by: Tom Servo at April 13, 2024 12:34 PM (q3gwH)

Ok, I just watched it a week or so ago... was it ever really determined he was killed?

I mean, he was, but they don't "show" that it was proven... at least I didn't think they did.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 12:39 PM (mkRXj)

143 "When." What in past history makes you think that will happen?
Posted by: Oddbob at April 13, 2024 12:33 PM (8YPil)
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True, but it's a nice Saturday morning, so I'm dreaming.

Posted by: The Frumious Follywood at April 13, 2024 12:39 PM (JIqUq)

144 "#BREAKING: Multiple people reportedly killed in stabbing attack at Westfield Bondi Junction Shopping Centre [in Sydney, Australia]."

"police reported that five people were killed and several other wounded were taken to hospital, including a young child. Police said the knifeman is believed to have acted alone, "

that is at theGatewayPundit.com ... also has a picture of the Muslim looking man with the big knife. I think it is now 6 dead.

Posted by: illiniwek at April 13, 2024 12:40 PM (Cus5s)

145 Drop the puck, eh?

Posted by: JackStraw at April 13, 2024 12:40 PM (LkLld)

146 Former Biden Chief of Staff Rips President for Focusing on a “F—ing Bridge” Instead of the Economy

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Wait! There's a F*cking Bridge?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 13, 2024 12:40 PM (FVME7)

147 So the police in Sydney do not know a motive but have already ruled out terrorism.
Huh...?
So they don't know a motive but already know it's not terrorism.
Sheesh.
If they don't know the motive...how canthey rule it out?

Oh! We should ask the NPR!!!
Posted by: Diogenes at April 13, 2024 12:32 PM (W/lyH)

Hate to be "that guy", but technically, they are right. "Terrorism" is defined as violence carried out in an effort to influence the public to pressure the government to change its policy in a direction favorable to the goals of the terrorists. Some random muzzie murdering infidels isn't attempting to change government policy; he's just a devout believer who hates infidels, and is killing them because his holy book commands it.

The sin in the reporting is not the failure to call it terrorism. The sin in the reporting is the failure to call it standard operating procedure for a subset of muzzies.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 13, 2024 12:41 PM (tkR6S)

148 Years ago I was a habitual NPR listener, but then I got a SW radio. I learned that I could receive less biased reporting from Radio Havana.

Posted by: Mike Hammer., etc. etc. at April 13, 2024 12:41 PM (XeU6L)

149 Interestingly, I just watched a movie last night, on Netflix. Called "The Little Things," stars Denzel and the guy who played Freddie Mercury.

It's not a great film, but it was ok. Spoilers for anyone who hasn't seen it and wants to.... go away now...





They never really solve the crimes. It's left up to the viewer, I guess, but they CLEARLY don't know if he was the guy or not. Interesting way to end a film.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 12:42 PM (mkRXj)

150 True, but it's a nice Saturday morning, so I'm dreaming.

Fair enough. Optimism is generally a good thing. Just be careful about it when choosing your 401k allocations.

Posted by: Oddbob at April 13, 2024 12:42 PM (8YPil)

151 One of the hallmarks of terrorism is that the perpetrators are proud of their act, and usually waste no time in taking "credit" for it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 13, 2024 12:43 PM (tkR6S)

152 The ultimate NPR moment; Terry Gross interviewing a ghey Jamaican banjo player.

No kidding, it actually happened.

Posted by: Mike Hammer., etc. etc. at April 13, 2024 12:43 PM (XeU6L)

153 Marlowe is hired to find out who is blackmailing the father of the ditzy daughter by the father. He also wants to know what happened to his older daughter's husband who disappeared mysteriously, but he is never hired to do that.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at April 13, 2024 12:44 PM (t/2Uw)

154 Wait! There's a F*cking Bridge?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 13, 2024 12:40 PM (FVME7)

There was. That's why they knocked it down.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 12:44 PM (mkRXj)

155 The ship hit the bridge in Baltimore at 1:30 AM.

BTW, it's been more than two weeks, and I have read that absolutely nothing has been done to start clearing the shipping channel.

We used to be a proper country.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 13, 2024 12:45 PM (YAtuc)

156 what Marlowe is actually hired to find out.

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I've got a gripe. An all too common problem. I love noir and Marlowe in particular but the recent Liam Neeson movie sucked. It had the right look and the right music but the plot and dialogue sucked.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 13, 2024 12:45 PM (FVME7)

157 The ultimate NPR moment; Terry Gross interviewing a ghey Jamaican banjo player.

How many seconds into the interview did it take before they told you that the banjo originated in Africa?

Posted by: Oddbob at April 13, 2024 12:45 PM (8YPil)

158 No kidding, it actually happened.
Posted by: Mike Hammer., etc. etc. at April 13, 2024 12:43 PM (XeU6L)

Was he plucky?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 13, 2024 12:46 PM (tkR6S)

159 NPR sports desk used to do a pretty good job covering croquet matches in Luxembourg.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at April 13, 2024 12:47 PM (0EOe9)

160 The ultimate NPR moment; Terry Gross interviewing a ghey Jamaican banjo player.

How many seconds into the interview did it take before they told you that the banjo originated in Africa?


Surprising, what with all the rain.

Posted by: Archimedes at April 13, 2024 12:47 PM (CsUN+)

161 Open Secrets says the Repubican Voter Engagement made no contributions in the 2022 cycle. However it did take donations and it did have expenses:

Expenditures by Category, 2021-2022
Unclassifiable $757,788 49.31%
Salaries $406,494 26.45%
Administrative $136,497 8.88%
Campaign Expenses $127,094 8.27%
Media $97,674 6.35%
Fundraising $11,202 0.73%

Posted by: Braenyard at April 13, 2024 12:47 PM (9kzJm)

162 The chauffeur was killed by Lauren Bacall but Marlowe agrees to keep t he secret to protect the ditzy daughter (and because he is sweet on Bacall's character)because the chauffeur knew what she was doing.
Did we all watch the same movie? Ot did I get this because I read the book.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at April 13, 2024 12:47 PM (t/2Uw)

163 I have a question for the new head of NPR.

Please name 3 on-air people who consider themselves conservative.

Posted by: Archimedes at April 13, 2024 12:48 PM (CsUN+)

164 Surprising, what with all the rain.

Bless you.

Posted by: Oddbob at April 13, 2024 12:48 PM (8YPil)

165 Marlowe is hired to find out who is blackmailing the father of the ditzy daughter by the father. He also wants to know what happened to his older daughter's husband who disappeared mysteriously, but he is never hired to do that.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at April 13, 2024 12:44 PM (t/2Uw)

Interesting.. you're talking about the book, right? Because the movie just sorta dismisses Bacall's husband as a non-entity, and it's the chauffer/manservant who is the mysteriously disappeared fellow. I also wondered, this being Hays era, was there any implication there was a homosexual relationship between the father and his disappeared pal, whether the book has it being the ex-son in law or the employee?

Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 12:48 PM (mkRXj)

166 Scott Rasmussen: 22 Percent Trust U.S. Gov't to Do Right Thing Most of Time

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Huh. I always thought only 10% of the population is batshit crazy.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 13, 2024 12:49 PM (FVME7)

167 Yes, the recent Liam Neeson version sucked. It totally ruined it. It was like a parody of a noir movie.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at April 13, 2024 12:49 PM (t/2Uw)

168
Wait! There's a F*cking Bridge?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 13, 2024 12:40 PM


That was one f*cked up design of a bridge. The only thing holding it down was gravity. The 700 foot span sat on basically a rail inside a small enclosure so it could expand and contract. To me, it should have been extremely secured at one side or the other and let one side deal with expansion and contraction. I've seem close up photos of the supports taken by a cruise ship tourist (for some reason) and it was headshaking. Think of two pencil tips holding up a ruler.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at April 13, 2024 12:50 PM (RKVpM)

169 The chauffeur was killed by Lauren Bacall but Marlowe agrees to keep t he secret to protect the ditzy daughter (and because he is sweet on Bacall's character)because the chauffeur knew what she was doing.
Did we all watch the same movie? Ot did I get this because I read the book.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at April 13, 2024 12:47 PM (t/2Uw)

Must be the book, because I don't believe it was ever even hinted at that she had a hand in killing anyone.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 12:50 PM (mkRXj)

170 I'd love a copy of that photo. Breathtaking.

Posted by: TecumsehTea at April 13, 2024 12:50 PM (JrYM1)

171 Scott Rasmussen: 22 Percent Trust U.S. Gov't to Do Right Thing Most of Time
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Huh. I always thought only 10% of the population is batshit crazy.


What percentage of the population works for the government?

Posted by: Oddbob at April 13, 2024 12:51 PM (8YPil)

172 Craniopagus twins Lori and George Schappell have died at age 62. RIP

What many of you might not have realized is that George came out as transgender in 2007 and wished to be called Reba (after his favorite singer Reba McEntire.)

https://tinyurl.com/4y44cwmp

Posted by: IrishEi at April 13, 2024 12:51 PM (3ImbR)

173 That was one f*cked up design of a bridge. The only thing holding it down was gravity.

And The Man, man.

Posted by: Oddbob at April 13, 2024 12:52 PM (8YPil)

174 I've got a gripe. An all too common problem. I love noir and Marlowe in particular but the recent Liam Neeson movie sucked. It had the right look and the right music but the plot and dialogue sucked.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 13, 2024 12:45 PM (FVME7)
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But, oddly, the French production of Sam Spade running on Amazon Prime, called "Monsieur Spade" didn't totally suck. Some typically weird French stuff, but Clive Owen did a good job as Spade.

Posted by: The Frumious Follywood at April 13, 2024 12:53 PM (QbC6G)

175 Huh. I always thought only 10% of the population is batshit crazy.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 13, 2024 12:49 PM (FVME7)

I have a family member who is quite conservative, has studied much of the accepted history of this nation.

He thinks the government is generally good. I have to be careful not to spout my cynicism too much with him, because I don't think he could handle it.

Needless to say he still buys the left/right dichotomy. As do many folks here.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 12:53 PM (mkRXj)

176 I can't even...

Serial Plagiarist Claudine Gay To Teach ‘Reading And Research’ Ethics Class At Harvard

https://tinyurl.com/45zkway6

Posted by: Archimedes at April 13, 2024 12:53 PM (CsUN+)

177 I’ve been reading media for over 29 years. Here’s how headline writing became a lost art.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 13, 2024 12:53 PM (WLul0)

178 Burt, it is possible that I am mixing up the two, I watched the movie(I am not a fan of old black and white movies)after I read the book which I thought was terrific. The movie just paled in comparison and I did not find Bogart the least bit sexy so he did not fulfill the vision from the book.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at April 13, 2024 12:54 PM (t/2Uw)

179 162 The chauffeur was killed by Lauren Bacall but Marlowe agrees to keep t he secret to protect the ditzy daughter (and because he is sweet on Bacall's character)because the chauffeur knew what she was doing.
Did we all watch the same movie? Ot did I get this because I read the book.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at April 13, 2024 12:47 PM (t/2Uw)

she killed the one named Regan, before the movie ever starts. Now I remember that the unsolved question is who killed Owen Taylor, the one who's car runs off the pier. Because at the time of his death, the sister is already in Bogart's custody.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 13, 2024 12:54 PM (q3gwH)

180 But, oddly, the French production of Sam Spade running on Amazon Prime, called "Monsieur Spade" didn't totally suck. Some typically weird French stuff, but Clive Owen did a good job as Spade.
Posted by: The Frumious Follywood

Yeah, I liked it.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 13, 2024 12:55 PM (FVME7)

181 "Chinatown" is my favorite noir movie.

Posted by: The Frumious Follywood at April 13, 2024 12:55 PM (QbC6G)

182 Bottom line they are all psychopaths. Even Mr Berliner who reveals his psychopathy with his description of Trump. Are best bet is the devour each other as is usually the case though we have to make sure a stronger psycho doesn't emerge.

Posted by: polynikes at April 13, 2024 12:56 PM (GvesS)

183 Serial Plagiarist Claudine Gay To Teach ‘Reading And Research’ Ethics Class At Harvard

https://tinyurl.com/45zkway6
Posted by: Archimedes at April 13, 2024 12:53 PM (CsUN+)

That will be pretty easy: "What I did? Don't do it."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 13, 2024 12:56 PM (tkR6S)

184 What is the plot to The Big Sleep? Marlowe investigates a plot concerning General Sherwood's two daughters: Carmen and Vivian. Carmen is being blackmailed by a pornography ring, and Vivian has conspired to cover up the murder of her husband, Rusty, so her rather won't feel ashamed of his daughters.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at April 13, 2024 12:56 PM (t/2Uw)

185
BTW, it's been more than two weeks, and I have read that absolutely nothing has been done to start clearing the shipping channel.

We used to be a proper country.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 13, 2024 12:45 PM


Things have to be done in sequence. There is some danger of containers toward the bow which contain hazardous materials. They are being removed. Some sections of bridge are in the process of being cut apart and towed away for recycling - weather permitting which hasn't been great in this area. They still can't find at least two vehicles which contain victims, they're probably buried in the mud bottom under wreckage. A less wide, less deep channel of about 35 feet is two weeks away. The talk is end of May all cleaned up.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at April 13, 2024 12:57 PM (RKVpM)

186 Can’t get enough eclipse imagery. : O )

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 13, 2024 12:57 PM (WLul0)

187 Serial Plagiarist Claudine Gay To Teach ‘Reading And Research’ Ethics Class At Harvard

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That'd be like OJ teaching conflict resolution.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 13, 2024 12:57 PM (FVME7)

188 I know why people do it, I just don't care for it.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 11:50 AM

I actively hate it. I was a member of an aurora borealis group that featured photos and videos of the northern lights and related things like lunar eclipses.

A member posted a photo of the most recent comet as it passed over the Mackinac Bridge that connects the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan.

Problem was, I was in Mackinaw City at that very time, watching the comet over Lake Huron. At no time was it visible from that angle, and it certainly wasn't that large.

Guess who isn't in the group anymore: me or the photo-faker?

Posted by: NaughtyPine at April 13, 2024 12:57 PM (hfth+)

189 Serial Plagiarist Claudine Gay To Teach ‘Reading And Research’ Ethics Class At Harvard

https://tinyurl.com/45zkway6
Posted by: Archimedes at April 13, 2024 12:53 PM (CsUN+)
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From the Bee?

Posted by: The Frumious Follywood at April 13, 2024 12:57 PM (QbC6G)

190 “Ending systemic racism” = turning America into a unitary Socialist state

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 13, 2024 12:58 PM (WLul0)

191 And I'll take back my comment about the chauffeur. it is left ambiguous. That was my guess only.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at April 13, 2024 01:00 PM (t/2Uw)

192 From the Bee?

You might think so, but no.

Posted by: Archimedes at April 13, 2024 01:00 PM (CsUN+)

193 When NPR and PBS lobby Congress for money they plead that audience donations are a tiny part of their funding and they could never survive without tax dollars.

When they have their fund raising drives on air they plead that tax dollars are a tiny part of their funding and they could never survive without donations from their audience.

Posted by: davidt at April 13, 2024 01:01 PM (SYTee)

194 Here in SF our NPR is KQED. Which is probably the worst of the worst.

They lost me in 2001 when they had breathless coverage of the elephant abuse trial of the son of Gunther Gebel Williams from Ringling Brothers. They literally covered it every single day from the day before the trial started to jury selection to defense actions and when the judge and jury decided on total acquittal they were silent. Two weeks of ES. Then crickets.

By then the man's name had been dragged through the mud.

Posted by: Scottst at April 13, 2024 01:01 PM (qcvs8)

195
What I like about Tim Kaine is that he's still got a job in politics but Hillary doesn't. That just kind of tickles me.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 13, 2024 01:01 PM (lCaJd)

196 Burt, it is possible that I am mixing up the two, I watched the movie(I am not a fan of old black and white movies)after I read the book which I thought was terrific. The movie just paled in comparison and I did not find Bogart the least bit sexy so he did not fulfill the vision from the book.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at April 13, 2024 12:54 PM (t/2Uw)

I learned after the fact, the actress who plays the bookstore owner's moll was uncredited, because the studio and her agent were on bad terms.

She's quite lovely, and while she's not enamored with Bogart's Marlow, every other woman in the film is.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 01:01 PM (26sd+)

197 That photo is AI correct?

Posted by: polynikes at April 13, 2024 01:01 PM (GvesS)

198 I once heard missions like ours described as asymptotic -- we can see our destination and we strive for it, but may never fully meet it.
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Lefties (and some classical lib conservatives, I'm afraid) see that as some sort of ideal. The Greeks saw it as Hell, as we see in the story of Tantalus.

Posted by: Eeyore at April 13, 2024 01:01 PM (1bNHn)

199
Things have to be done in sequence. There is some danger of containers toward the bow which contain hazardous materials. They are being removed. Some sections of bridge are in the process of being cut apart and towed away for recycling - weather permitting which hasn't been great in this area. They still can't find at least two vehicles which contain victims, they're probably buried in the mud bottom under wreckage. A less wide, less deep channel of about 35 feet is two weeks away. The talk is end of May all cleaned up.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at April 13, 2024 12:57 PM (RKVpM)

I also saw that most of the USN's heavy lift and construction equipment was recently sent to the Mediterranean to build a boat pier for Hamas.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 13, 2024 01:01 PM (q3gwH)

200 NPR is for stupid people who think they're smart. Also known as Democrats.

Posted by: Chairborne!...Desk From Above! at April 13, 2024 01:01 PM (Ro12D)

201 135 I think you can only get eclipse photos like the one above with special lenses. When I looked through the eclipse glasses, I was clearly seeing the eclipse happening but when I held up my camera and took pictures, all I got was blurred sun. Even though at the end,only a tiny sliver of sun was showing, but it never got dark here in MD.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at April 13, 2024 12:33 PM (t/2Uw)

If you want to see it get dark you are going to have to get a lot closer to totality than where MD was. It’s a testament to the sun that even when the sun is 98% blocked it still shines as if it is daytime. A pale daytime but bright and shiny nonetheless.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 13, 2024 01:01 PM (WLul0)

202 she killed the one named Regan, before the movie ever starts. Now I remember that the unsolved question is who killed Owen Taylor, the one who's car runs off the pier. Because at the time of his death, the sister is already in Bogart's custody.
Posted by: Tom Servo at April 13, 2024 12:54 PM (q3gwH)

You have to be talking about the book. It is not even remotely suggested Bacall's character killed anybody. Maybe there's room to speculate, but the movie does NOT show it.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 01:02 PM (26sd+)

203 Did Kaine's son ever do any time for his Antifa riot record?

(JK)

Posted by: The Frumious Follywood at April 13, 2024 01:02 PM (QbC6G)

204 From the Bee?
Posted by: The Frumious Follywood

Didja see that Kari Lake had a public spat with the Bee?

Kari Lake's team spent all night arguing with The Babylon Bee and it was a sight to behold

https://shorturl.at/bkpI6

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 13, 2024 01:02 PM (FVME7)

205 I tried NPR as a curious kid back in the day. But I quickly decided it wasn’t worth it. Haven’t listened in many years. Don’t care to now.

End NPRs federal funding and restrict the NPR affiliates funding to their local areas.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 13, 2024 01:03 PM (WLul0)

206 I once heard missions like ours described as asymptotic -- we can see our destination and we strive for it, but may never fully meet it.

NPR-types love to use STEM expressions because they think they sound smart. Chances that they actually took a STEM class? Zero point zero.

Posted by: Archimedes at April 13, 2024 01:03 PM (CsUN+)

207 Here's something you probably didn't expect. A unanimous SCOTUS ruling that isn't screwing us.

https://is.gd/NlWZbx

Posted by: Oddbob at April 13, 2024 01:03 PM (8YPil)

208 I used to support NPR back in the day, the local PBS station played Black Adder, Dr. Who, all the great Masterpiece Theater productions, Rumpole of the Bailey. Then later, on radio, things like Car Talk were great. All gone, all of that is gone now.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 13, 2024 01:03 PM (q3gwH)

209 RNC Research
@RNCResearch
"What is your message to Iran in this moment?"

BIDEN (confused): "Don't"

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Speak stupidly and have no stick.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 13, 2024 01:05 PM (FVME7)

210 >>>Didja see that Kari Lake had a public spat with the Bee?
~~~~~

I didn't see the spat, but I did see what the Bee put out that started it. I'm very much against abortion, but thought the Bee was out of line.

Posted by: IrishEi at April 13, 2024 01:05 PM (3ImbR)

211 That soothing voice.

Posted by: davidt at April 13, 2024 01:05 PM (SYTee)

212 also saw that most of the USN's heavy lift and construction equipment was recently sent to the Mediterranean to build a boat pier for Hamas.
Posted by: Tom Servo at April 13, 2024 01:01 PM (q3gwH)

Of course. Would you expect anything different.

As my favorite guy to quote said ' Americans will always do the right thing, only after they have tried everything else. '

Posted by: polynikes at April 13, 2024 01:05 PM (GvesS)

213 Speak stupidly and have no stick.[/.i]

It's true, your honor. This man has no stick.

Posted by: Archimedes at April 13, 2024 01:06 PM (CsUN+)

Posted by: Archimedes at April 13, 2024 01:06 PM (CsUN+)

215 Guess who isn't in the group anymore: me or the photo-faker?
Posted by: NaughtyPine at April 13, 2024 12:57 PM (hfth+)

Like they say at the end of "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance:" When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 01:07 PM (3iph0)

216
Sen. Tim Kaine Compares Parents At School Board Meetings to Jan 6

The peasants are revolting. How dare they ask questions.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 13, 2024 01:08 PM (63Dwl)

217 One of the more off-putting things I find about NPR's 'style' is the mellifluous voice/tone that they affect. To me it's the sugar coating that masks the taste of the poison they spew, so to speak. And again, it's a technique that works on stupid people who think they're smart.

Posted by: Chairborne!...Desk From Above! at April 13, 2024 01:08 PM (Ro12D)

218 Jennifer Jacobs
@JenniferJJacobs
Asked if he is worried Iran will kill Americans, Biden told press pool he is always concerned about Americans. He's off to Delaware for weekend.

-
Yeah, he won't shut up about the American hostages in Gaza.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 13, 2024 01:08 PM (FVME7)

219 I love the claim that Trump is some special kind of liar, as if A. That's even particularly true and B. People in politics aren't already known for bullshitting and lying constantly

Posted by: ... at April 13, 2024 01:08 PM (lX8VI)

220
I also saw that most of the USN's heavy lift and construction equipment was recently sent to the Mediterranean to build a boat pier for Hamas.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 13, 2024 01:01 PM


It might be helpful, might just get in the way. They have about four cranes in the Baltimore Harbor now. To me it looks like it takes forever to cut through the bridge supports, the ones above water. I have no clue how they're going to cut it up below water. The crane taking containers off the ship is slow as molasses. Getting around the bridge wreckage without losing another container or two filled with hazmat makes for a slow careful maneuver. The ship may be hard aground and need a dredger brought in to get it afloat. It is an actual cluster of fvck all around.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at April 13, 2024 01:10 PM (RKVpM)

221 Kari Lake's team spent all night arguing with The Babylon Bee and it was a sight to behold

https://shorturl.at/bkpI6


Face. Palm. Some assembly required. Oh, wait, Lake's PR team took care of that part.

Posted by: Oddbob at April 13, 2024 01:11 PM (8YPil)

222 I didn't see the spat, but I did see what the Bee put out that started it. I'm very much against abortion, but thought the Bee was out of line.
Posted by: IrishEi at April 13, 2024 01:05 PM (3ImbR

Satire out of line? Lake is digging a hole with a backhoe .

Posted by: polynikes at April 13, 2024 01:11 PM (GvesS)

223 They also keep calling Trump a rapist but the only time this was ever taken to court was in a civil proceeding and he was not NOT found guilty of rape.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at April 13, 2024 01:11 PM (t/2Uw)

224 The ship may be hard aground and need a dredger brought in to get it afloat. It is an actual cluster of fvck all around.

Given how often people on this site report that they have no fvcks to give, perhaps Baltimore could share the wealth.

Posted by: Archimedes at April 13, 2024 01:12 PM (CsUN+)

225 I didn't see the spat, but I did see what the Bee put out that started it. I'm very much against abortion, but thought the Bee was out of line.
Posted by: IrishEi at April 13, 2024 01:05 PM (3ImbR)

I'm not seeing anywhere what Lake is supposed to have said that was so reprehensible in the first place.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 01:12 PM (3iph0)

226 The only reason I ever listen to NPR is to hear what the enemy is thinking.


I feel the same about PBS although the one saving grace I see there is their playing of British comedy shows like As Time Goes By. Hell, I got my sense of humor permanently twisted by watching Monty Python on Chicago's PBS station (WTTW) on Sunday nights when I was a kid.

Posted by: Chairborne!...Desk From Above! at April 13, 2024 01:12 PM (Ro12D)

227 The fact that the moon fits right over the sun despite their relative size difference and the fact that it is hurtling (in relative terms) away from earth IS in fact a sign, and a quite magnificent one.

Someone wants to believe in all the "coincidences" that had to happen for humans to be where and when they are right now without conscious guidance, fine, you do you, but the moon and sun one is a bridge too far. And eclipses are a reminder.

Posted by: ... at April 13, 2024 01:12 PM (lX8VI)

228 Grammar loses again in the battle against problematic pronouns:

"Each of our colleagues are here because they are excellent"

Posted by: Oglebay at April 13, 2024 01:13 PM (ogTiX)

229 The crane taking containers off the ship is slow as molasses. Getting around the bridge wreckage without losing another container or two filled with hazmat makes for a slow careful maneuver. The ship may be hard aground and need a dredger brought in to get it afloat. It is an actual cluster of fvck all around.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at April 13, 2024 01:10 PM (RKVpM)

I saw a diver asked why there were no underwater pictures of the wreckage, he said no reason to take pictures when the water is so murky that visibility is 6 inches.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 13, 2024 01:14 PM (q3gwH)

230 I'm very much against abortion, but thought the Bee was out of line.

Being out of line is pretty much their job description. The only question is whose line.

Posted by: Oddbob at April 13, 2024 01:14 PM (8YPil)

231 I'm not seeing anywhere what Lake is supposed to have said that was so reprehensible in the first place.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 01:12 PM (3iph0)

Lake said the Bee was reprehensible.

Posted by: polynikes at April 13, 2024 01:14 PM (GvesS)

232 PT Barnum was right
he would have loved the internet

Posted by: Don Black at April 13, 2024 12:04 PM (oCjPU)

Ask Lamont, the Big Dummy.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at April 13, 2024 01:14 PM (w6EFb)

233 NPR is for stupid people who think they're smart. Also known as Democrats.
Posted by: Chairborne!.
------

Here is a terrific article regarding that, by a clinical psychologist:


"The Candid Conservative; A nation of the intellectually stupid?"
https://tinyurl.com/2k9kzzna

Posted by: Mike Hammer., etc. etc. at April 13, 2024 01:16 PM (XeU6L)

234 Satire out of line? Lake is digging a hole with a backhoe .
Posted by: polynikes at April 13, 2024 01:11 PM (GvesS)
~~~~~

This was their headline:

@TheBabylonBee
20h
Kari Lake Announces Plan To Lose Another Election But This Time While Supporting Baby Murder

I don't blame her for being pissed.

Posted by: IrishEi at April 13, 2024 01:16 PM (3ImbR)

235 Instagram has jaded me to scenic beauty. I blame Ace's cafe threads.
Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at April 13, 2024 11:54 AM (w6EFb)

I don't even click on the links...

Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 12:06 PM (mkRXj)

I avoid 1) pandas (too dumb to live - we should send them all back to China) and 2) paragliding videos (also asking to die)

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at April 13, 2024 01:17 PM (w6EFb)

236 I don't blame her for being pissed.

Being pissed is fine. Picking a fight with professional mockers is just dumb.

Posted by: Oddbob at April 13, 2024 01:18 PM (8YPil)

237
Someone wants to believe in all the "coincidences" that had to happen for humans to be where and when they are right now without conscious guidance, fine, you do you, but the moon and sun one is a bridge too far. And eclipses are a reminder.

Posted by: ... at April 13, 2024 01:12 PM


Charles Barkley thinks that the white folks who can appreciate this planet and its amazing moments are stupid. If I thought that he spoke for all people of color I'd be concerned. But he's the idiot that the media, like NPR highlight.

"They know not what they do."

Posted by: Divide by Zero at April 13, 2024 01:18 PM (RKVpM)

238 Kari Lake Announces Plan To Lose Another Election But This Time While Supporting Baby Murder

I don't blame her for being pissed.
Posted by: IrishEi at April 13, 2024 01:16 PM (3ImbR)

Is she supporting overturning the current abortion law?


Posted by: polynikes at April 13, 2024 01:18 PM (GvesS)

239 I'm not seeing anywhere what Lake is supposed to have said that was so reprehensible in the first place.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 01:12 PM (3iph0)

Lake said the Bee was reprehensible.
Posted by: polynikes at April 13, 2024 01:14 PM (GvesS)

No, I'm asking what did SHE SAY in the first place that got the Bee targeting her as wanting to kill babies?

Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 01:18 PM (3iph0)

240 225 I didn't see the spat, but I did see what the Bee put out that started it. I'm very much against abortion, but thought the Bee was out of line.
Posted by: IrishEi at April 13, 2024 01:05 PM (3ImbR)

I'm not seeing anywhere what Lake is supposed to have said that was so reprehensible in the first place.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 01:12 PM (3iph0)

There's a poster on X called "3 Year Letterman", one of the most hilarious and epic trolls on the entire platform. He got in on it too, and he is hilarious. He's not really political; he picks massive fights with anyone foolish enouh to engage with him. (has had hilarious run-ins with Olberman, among many others) He gives good advice sometimes - one poster replied to one long epically trollish post saying "I'm sorry, I just don't have time to read all of that." And he replied "That marks you as a very wise man."

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 13, 2024 01:18 PM (q3gwH)

241 Blago is not gonna like this.

https://tinyurl.com/47wh9peu

Posted by: JackStraw at April 13, 2024 01:19 PM (LkLld)

242 220
I also saw that most of the USN's heavy lift and construction equipment was recently sent to the Mediterranean to build a boat pier for Hamas.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 13, 2024 01:01
And those Seabees will ‘can do’ the hell out of that mission. I pray none are hurt.

Posted by: Eromero at April 13, 2024 01:19 PM (o2ZRX)

243 No, I'm asking what did SHE SAY in the first place that got the Bee targeting her as wanting to kill babies?
Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 01:18 PM (3ip

She is supporting overturning current abortion law. One she supported iirc.

Posted by: polynikes at April 13, 2024 01:20 PM (GvesS)

244 I avoid 1) pandas (too dumb to live - we should send them all back to China) and 2) paragliding videos (also asking to die)
Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at April 13, 2024 01:17 PM (w6EFb)

I saw something recently, about the base jumpers who were protesting the law against jumping off El Capitan.

They jumped off, in clear defiance of the law. And one woman who did... died, by splatting on the rocks below, when her chute didn't open.

Hmmm.....

Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 01:21 PM (3iph0)

245 She is supporting overturning current abortion law. One she supported iirc.
Posted by: polynikes at April 13, 2024 01:20 PM (GvesS)

Ok, you're not answering my question. I'm sure you have a reason for that.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 01:22 PM (3iph0)

246 Right now on X, some posters are demanding to know my source for saying that the name of the killer is Muhammed Ikeelyual bin Muhammed. I should say ok i lied, it's really Stabby McStabberson.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 13, 2024 01:22 PM (q3gwH)

247 Someone wants to believe in all the "coincidences" that had to happen for humans to be where and when they are right now without conscious guidance, fine, you do you, but the moon and sun one is a bridge too far. And eclipses are a reminder.

Posted by: ...

My mother used to say that evolution was like believing a tornado could blow through a junk yard and create a 707. Now, a 737 I could see.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 13, 2024 01:22 PM (FVME7)

248 Even though at the end,only a tiny sliver of sun was showing, but it never got dark here in MD.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at April 13, 2024 12:33 PM (t/2Uw)

There's a reason they call it "totality."

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at April 13, 2024 01:23 PM (w6EFb)

249
I saw a diver asked why there were no underwater pictures of the wreckage, he said no reason to take pictures when the water is so murky that visibility is 6 inches.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 13, 2024 01:14 PM


They have some infrared pictures in quite impressive detail of the wreckage. From maybe 500 to 1000 feet away. Amazing stuff.

Probably stuff the police use to tell whether someone is hiding in a home.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at April 13, 2024 01:23 PM (RKVpM)

250 There's a poster on X called "3 Year Letterman", one of the most hilarious and epic trolls on the entire platform. He got in on it too, and he is hilarious. He's not really political; he picks massive fights with anyone foolish enouh to engage with him. (has had hilarious run-ins with Olberman, among many others) He gives good advice sometimes - one poster replied to one long epically trollish post saying "I'm sorry, I just don't have time to read all of that." And he replied "That marks you as a very wise man."
Posted by: Tom Servo at April 13, 2024 01:18 PM (q3gwH)

I don't have a tweet account.

That's all I can say on that subject.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 01:23 PM (3iph0)

251 The Palestinians continue to learn the meaning of "FAFO".

West Bank villages attacked en masse by Israeli settlers after the death of a 14-year-old, attributed by the IDF to terrorism. Per CNN.

Posted by: Dr. T at April 13, 2024 01:24 PM (XqDH8)

252 Ok, you're not answering my question. I'm sure you have a reason for that.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 01:22 PM (3iph0)

Are you that obtuse.

Posted by: polynikes at April 13, 2024 01:24 PM (GvesS)

253 Anyways, I enjoyed listening to a song from the time of my youthful indescretions.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at April 13, 2024 12:18 PM (t/2Uw)

I think my "youthful" ended quite a while ago. Indescretions, not so much. But now that Publius keeps me in line, I guess I'll be OK.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at April 13, 2024 01:25 PM (w6EFb)

254 Are you that obtuse.
Posted by: polynikes at April 13, 2024 01:24 PM (GvesS)

No, dumbass. You are. I asked what she said, you refuse to answer it.

Fine, be you. I really don't care.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 01:25 PM (3iph0)

255 n though at the end,only a tiny sliver of sun was showing, but it never got dark here in MD.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at April 13, 2024 12:33 PM (t/2Uw)

There's a reason they call it "totality."
Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at April 13, 2024 01:23 PM (
Demand your money back.

Posted by: Eromero at April 13, 2024 01:26 PM (o2ZRX)

256 Ok, you're not answering my question. I'm sure you have a reason for that.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 01:22 PM (3iph0)

Are you that obtuse.
Posted by: polynikes at April 13, 2024 01:24 PM (GvesS)


Looks like I got on in the midst of a very acute disagreement.

Posted by: Dr. T at April 13, 2024 01:26 PM (XqDH8)

257 a politician has to respond to humor by either playing along, or ignoring it. A Karen can never win by stomping her foot and shouting "THAT'S NOT FUNNY!!!!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 13, 2024 01:27 PM (q3gwH)

258 The situation in AZ is not typical. They passed a 15 week abortion limit. That was overturned by the AZ SC in favor of an 1800's law prohibiting pretty much all abortions. This creating an opening for pro abortion groups to start their typical rants about how the Rs are trying to kill women and next will take away birth control.
My guess is she was fine with the 15 week limit but not willing to back the extreme measure which has been a losing one in a lot of states, even very conservative ones.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at April 13, 2024 01:27 PM (t/2Uw)

259 Berliner is a piano player who's just figured out he's been playing in a whorehouse.
Posted by: Tom Servo at April 13, 2024 12:27 PM (q3gwH)



"Your winnings, sir."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 13, 2024 01:29 PM (vtRd1)

260
Blago is not gonna like this.

https://tinyurl.com/47wh9peu

Posted by: JackStraw at April 13, 2024 01:19 PM



Cotton, whose firm CyFIR was hired by the Arizona Senate in 2021 to audit the 2020 election, summarized his findings, “It is clear, based on my findings, that unauthorized programs, databases, configuration settings, and actions were present on the voting systems in Maricopa County for the elections in both 2020 and 2022.”

Give me a database program installed and I can change election results in the time it takes an election observer to take a piss. I'm not some 'special case' either. I'm sure there are hundreds of thousands of males and females in this country with similar knowledge. They use these programs each and every working day.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at April 13, 2024 01:29 PM (RKVpM)

261 Nood Gardening

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at April 13, 2024 01:29 PM (Iq0J2)

262
BurtC, I think Kari's reprehensible act was to back off her support for the resurrection of the 1864 total ban on abortion. She supported the ban before she didn't. Now she's saying she herself is pro-life, but "choice."

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 13, 2024 01:29 PM (lCaJd)

263 Blago is not gonna like this.

https://tinyurl.com/47wh9peu


The Eeyore brigade will note, correctly, that it isn't evidence of cheating that we lack, there is plenty of it, it's what will be done to prevent it from happening again, and in a perfect world, punish the malefactors from '20 and '22. I would settle for prevention at this point.

Posted by: Archimedes at April 13, 2024 01:29 PM (CsUN+)

264 @141 When the war broke out she dressed as a man and volunteered.

See? You don't have to play hockey.
Something about the Columbus Blue Jackets...
(They claim their name is all Civil War, nothing about Tecumseh.)

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at April 13, 2024 01:31 PM (zdLoL)

265 Lots of people either misrepresented or misunderstood what the AZ Supreme Court ruled on this week, and instead of going to the source, stupid people decide it's their job to assume what things mean, so it supports their current beliefs.

I really don't care who is having a twitter spat, I simply asked a question: What did she say. I didn't ask for anyone's interpretation of what she said.

I do get tired of the bullshit around here sometimes though.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 13, 2024 01:31 PM (3iph0)

266 Seems bad.

>>Cotton said, “This is an egregious breach of basic security practices that must be remedied immediately. No election results provided by these voting machines can be trusted given the subjects identified and described in this report.”

Posted by: JackStraw at April 13, 2024 01:32 PM (LkLld)

267 My guess is she was fine with the 15 week limit but not willing to back the extreme measure which has been a losing one in a lot of states, even very conservative ones.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at April 13, 2024 01:27 PM (t/2Uw)
~~~~~

That's correct. And that's President Trump's position also. As much as I dislike the whole idea, I think they have taken the right position, given the circumstances.

We got Roe overturned which is a massive step. We can't expect the entire country to fall in line on abortion much as we would like them to. We need to keep electing true conservatives and pro-life people and take every incremental little step that we can.

Posted by: IrishEi at April 13, 2024 01:33 PM (3ImbR)

268 what happened with Kari Lake:\
- Kari voiced opposition to abortion in her previous campaign.
- Next Arizona discovered they already had an old law on their books banning it completely, which was enforceable.
- Kari is worried that this will not play well with independents i the upcoming election, so she is in favor of overturning this existing law.
- Babylon Bee picked this story up, and as they do, made a satirical story out of it.
- Rather than ignore the satire story, Kari made a huge stink out of it, which means that now the entire country knows about it, rather than just a small number of Bab Bee fans.
- Readers can decide if that was a Smart Move or a Big Mistake.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 13, 2024 01:34 PM (q3gwH)

269 “The Maricopa EMS has a compiler installed that provides the ability to modify and create executable files and drivers on the fly that could be used to alter election results without detection. There is evidence new executable files were created at least three times during the active voting period in 2020.”
===================
uhhhh

Posted by: The Frumious Follywood at April 13, 2024 01:35 PM (0yg/c)

270 I once heard missions like ours described as asymptotic -- we can see our destination and we strive for it, but may never fully meet it. The value is in the continued effort

This from an organization which rejects Christianity because the Christian ideal is Absolute Perfection, which no one can possibly meet (thus, Jesus Christ and all that He is), but to which we must dedicate ourselves. Since we never achieve it, NPR and their entire ilk label us as hypocrites, and dismiss us forthwith.

Yet, here we have the CEO describing the same thing. Who is the hypocrite?

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at April 13, 2024 01:35 PM (TOe+Q)

271 PT Barnum was right

He was mayor of Bridgeport, and banned birth control.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at April 13, 2024 01:37 PM (zdLoL)

272 This from an organization which rejects Christianity because the Christian ideal is Absolute Perfection, which no one can possibly meet (thus, Jesus Christ and all that He is), but to which we must dedicate ourselves. Since we never achieve it, NPR and their entire ilk label us as hypocrites, and dismiss us forthwith.

Yet, here we have the CEO describing the same thing. Who is the hypocrite?
Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at April 13, 2024 01:35 PM (TOe+Q)

Progressives are absolutely fundamentalist religious fanatics for their own warped religion.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 13, 2024 01:37 PM (q3gwH)

273 When I questioned my alma mater's investigation of "unconscious bias" among their staff, I didn't get an explanation. But they did stop asking me for money.

Posted by: JM in Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at April 13, 2024 01:37 PM (jeWNT)

274 "The fact that the moon fits right over the sun despite their relative size difference and the fact that it is hurtling (in relative terms) away from earth IS in fact a sign, and a quite magnificent one."

Of course, the moon is closer to us than the sun. No mystery and no wonder involved.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at April 13, 2024 01:37 PM (w6EFb)

275 the Rs are trying to kill women and next will take away birth control.

People right here speak out every day on banning birth control.
There's not much reason to keep covering this up.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at April 13, 2024 01:39 PM (zdLoL)

276 Way back in the Gulf War besides Click and Clack started listening to NPR for the daily brief. I listened often driving knowing quite well it was Leftist crap. But as been said by Lrager we will listen to what they put out but Leftists stay in their bubble.

Posted by: Skip at April 13, 2024 01:40 PM (fwDg9)

277 Mayor Pete is knocking it out of the park. Most disasters since Bush's Norman Mineta and 911.

Posted by: torabora at April 13, 2024 01:41 PM (Y/sel)

278 275 We need to get started for reals on the Handmaid stuff.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at April 13, 2024 01:42 PM (w6EFb)

279 There we go Rangers.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 13, 2024 01:44 PM (LkLld)

280 During the eclipse, Guam started getting extra-tippy.

Posted by: Hank Johnson at April 13, 2024 01:45 PM (0yg/c)

281
People right here speak out every day on banning birth control.
There's not much reason to keep covering this up.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver

I'm on here every day and have never seen anyone say anything about banning birth control.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at April 13, 2024 01:45 PM (t/2Uw)

282 I'm on here every day and have never seen anyone say anything about banning birth control.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at April 13, 2024 01:45 PM (t/2Uw)


I have often posted on this very site on the need to ban birth control, babysitters, day care and infant formula.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 13, 2024 01:47 PM (vtRd1)

283 And strollers.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 13, 2024 01:47 PM (vtRd1)

284 Teething rings, sippy cups.

Posted by: Mike Hammer., etc. etc. at April 13, 2024 01:49 PM (XeU6L)

285 Afternoon.

Posted by: Robert at April 13, 2024 01:56 PM (GZplb)

286 I'm on here every day and have never seen anyone say anything about banning birth control.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at April 13, 2024 01:45 PM (t/2Uw)

I have often posted on this very site on the need to ban birth control, babysitters, day care and infant formula.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 13, 2024 01:47 PM (vtRd1)

We need a licensing regime for parenthood.

Posted by: Robert at April 13, 2024 01:57 PM (2lRTP)

287 The correct political position is to oppose the left's late term abortion. The losing position is to support no abortion at all.

If a commie had infiltrated and wanted to hurt Republicans, they would demand "Zero abortion Ever" and pretend to be Christian with Principle ... but the real effect is to lose elections.

Trump took the smart position imo, and Lake (sounds like) she did as well. But The Bee decided to attack her for not being in favor of a total ban, the losing political position. (or from what I gather, that is the case)

Posted by: illiniwek at April 13, 2024 02:02 PM (Cus5s)

288 I'm on here every day and have never seen anyone say anything about banning birth control.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice)

I have often posted on this very site on the need to ban birth control, babysitters, day care and infant formula.
Posted by: Cicero

We need a licensing regime for parenthood.
Posted by: Robert


And we need to close the adoption loophole.

And stop people from 3D-printing "ghost children."

Posted by: mikeski at April 13, 2024 02:05 PM (DgGvY)

289 BTW, it's been more than two weeks, and I have read that absolutely nothing has been done to start clearing the shipping channel.

We used to be a proper country.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 13, 2024 12:45 PM

There are a ton of Youtube videos pertaining to the work being done, including live streaming Forget the "news" industry to report anything. All the info is out there.

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy now with twice the crazy at April 13, 2024 02:09 PM (iODuv)

290 BTW, it's been more than two weeks, and I have read that absolutely nothing has been done to start clearing the shipping channel.

We used to be a proper country.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 13, 2024 12:45 PM

In fact, there are two temporary channels already opened.
Again, lots of YouTube videos out there.

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy now with twice the crazy at April 13, 2024 02:10 PM (iODuv)

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Posted by: fugitives at April 13, 2024 02:14 PM (J8czE)

292 221 Kari Lake's team spent all night arguing with The Babylon Bee and it was a sight to behold
----------------

The Bee was out of line and over the top.
Abortion is a Democrat platform because Joey has no record to run on. Any Conservative that engages in Abortion talk is accepting a Demo/Communist premise.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 13, 2024 02:21 PM (9kzJm)

293 The bot probably dropped by because it got tired of posting rave reviews for new Disney movies on Fandango.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 13, 2024 02:22 PM (vtRd1)

294 The gas pipe that parallels he bridge could be turned off.
Grappling hooks could be deployed to drag the debris out of the way.
If the pip is damaged it could be repaired.
Business could continue.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 13, 2024 02:25 PM (9kzJm)

295 The gas pipe that parallels he bridge could be turned off.
Grappling hooks could be deployed to drag the debris out of the way.
If the pip is damaged it could be repaired.
Business could continue.
Posted by: Braenyard

Nope, the only reasonable option is to cordon Baltimore off and declare it the forgotten.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at April 13, 2024 02:29 PM (cOq4q)

296 Of course, the moon is closer to us than the sun. No mystery and no wonder involved.
Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at April 13, 2024 01:37 PM (w6EFb)

They appear nearly exactly the same size. In the future the moon will no longer cover the sun in such a way and previously it covered the sun a lot. Humans are thriving in the exact time of the earth's life where they appear the same size. It's fucking incredible.

Posted by: ... at April 13, 2024 02:31 PM (lX8VI)

297 >>> The correct political position is to oppose the left's late term abortion.

Take a page from their book and take their most extreme case as a target 'for what they all want'. Show vid clips of their most extreme calls for partial birth abortions.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at April 13, 2024 02:37 PM (cOq4q)

298 Well, the eclipse photo is deleted from my 'select' images folder.
I'll hook them up to the big screen on slide show. It's very pleasant.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 13, 2024 02:42 PM (9kzJm)

299
The Bee decided to attack her for not being in favor of a total ban

=================

I think they went after her for flipping. She was for the ban before she was against it. I could be wrong.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 13, 2024 02:45 PM (lCaJd)

300 re the Aussie attack video

It appears that as he was running toward the people (after the initial attack) one big fellow turned and faced the attacker inviting him to 'come on' but the attacker erred and made a left turn away from opposition.

---https://tinyurl.com/2e63jm8u _per: weft cut-loop

Posted by: Braenyard at April 13, 2024 02:51 PM (9kzJm)

301 I have no issues with someone changing their opinion, opinions are not cast in stone

Posted by: Skip at April 13, 2024 02:51 PM (fwDg9)

302 >>>ou can get into a lot of difficulty with Adam Schiff as your Muse.

I'm gonna have nightmares now!

Posted by: m at April 13, 2024 02:52 PM (o3SCB)

303 Well, people do change opinions for gain.

Posted by: Skip at April 13, 2024 02:53 PM (fwDg9)

304 =================

I think they went after her for flipping. She was for the ban before she was against it. I could be wrong.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia
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'It's settled', should be the Republican position, any other is ceding ground to the Commies.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 13, 2024 02:58 PM (9kzJm)

305 >>>- listeners like you

Again, conservatives bring the funny!

Posted by: m at April 13, 2024 03:02 PM (o3SCB)

306 >>>I once heard missions like ours described as asymptotic

LOL!

Posted by: m at April 13, 2024 03:08 PM (o3SCB)

307 I think the Democratic party should use the word "asymptotic" in all their ads.

Posted by: m at April 13, 2024 03:10 PM (o3SCB)

308 PET NOOD

Posted by: Skip at April 13, 2024 03:31 PM (fwDg9)

309 Hong-Kong-Blues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLiJl2wb1NM

Posted by: Braenyard at April 13, 2024 03:35 PM (9kzJm)

310 Bribe'em has been called back to DC from his weekend off.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 13, 2024 03:39 PM (Sg7ZY)

311 Wow, Iowahawk.. there's a voice from ghe past.

Nice one KT.

Posted by: The Drafters at April 13, 2024 03:40 PM (xT7BI)

312 Reports that 50-100 drones launched from Iran are enroute to Israel.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 13, 2024 04:06 PM (YAtuc)

313 He left the turn indicator on.

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/h2wSqiM4kvg

Posted by: Braenyard at April 13, 2024 04:16 PM (9kzJm)

314 312 Reports that 50-100 drones launched from Iran are enroute to Israel.

Posted by: The ARC
---------------------------

Link?

Posted by: Braenyard at April 13, 2024 04:20 PM (9kzJm)

315 Reports that 50-100 drones launched from Iran are enroute to Israel.

Posted by: The ARC
---------------------------

Link?
Posted by: Braenyard
+++
CBS just broke in to the Masters tournament to report it.

Posted by: Florida Peasant at April 13, 2024 04:43 PM (Lo97M)

316 They ( Iran) said they would do it

Posted by: Skip at April 13, 2024 04:44 PM (fwDg9)

317 I feel so much better knowing joe is back at the white house to handle this situation......
Said no one ever.

Posted by: Florida Peasant at April 13, 2024 04:47 PM (Lo97M)

318 Barky's minions will be happy with this strike

Posted by: Skip at April 13, 2024 04:51 PM (fwDg9)

319 IDF says it aims to intercept them in hours-----


OK, eleven hundred miles; How flipping slow are these projectiles flying?

Posted by: Braenyard at April 13, 2024 04:53 PM (9kzJm)

320 2min ago
Jordan's air defense ready to shoot down any Iranian aircraft that violate its airspace -- sources

5min ago
IRGC says strike on Israel a response to alleged IDF strike on consular compound in Damascus

12min ago
Footage shows Iranian Shahed 136 drone flying over Iraq en route to Israel

17min ago
White House says support for Israel ironclad, as Biden readies to meet advisers regarding Iran strike

Posted by: Braenyard at April 13, 2024 04:55 PM (9kzJm)

321 Other countries besides Iran are also launching missiles at Israel.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 13, 2024 05:06 PM (Sg7ZY)

322 OK, eleven hundred miles; How flipping slow are these projectiles flying?
Posted by: Braenyard at April 13, 2024 04:53 PM (9kzJm)


Slow.
They cruise at about 110-120 mph with a range 600-800 miles. Gonna take awhile to get there.
Begs the question...what else is coordinated to occur when they reach the targets?

Posted by: Diogenes at April 13, 2024 05:06 PM (W/lyH)

323 Range is greater than I first wrote. Can go further, depending on the size of the warhead.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 13, 2024 05:08 PM (W/lyH)

324 Only acceptable response is turn Iran into a parking lot

Posted by: Ben Had at April 13, 2024 05:17 PM (Sg7ZY)

325 I've never considered war a hobby............

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 13, 2024 07:17 PM (IG4Id)

326 The story linked in Iowahawk's post is the NPR News Chief, who earlier defended NPR for not reporting on Hunter Biden's laptop. See Mollie Hemingway above.

Posted by: KT at April 13, 2024 09:22 PM (rrtZS)

327 I was a regular commenter at NPR.org back when they allowed commenting, right up until the day they disallowed comments on the website. At the very end, it was glorious.

Every "news" article NPR.org published was immediately given context and additional details omitted by the writers, with links, proving an insane level of liberal bias.
There were enough conservative voices in the comments section that those became the top comments. It was like shooting fish in a barrel.

The reason they gave for ending the practice was nonsensical. They were essentially tired of being called out for their bias.

Posted by: Steve O at April 14, 2024 10:21 AM (iY2C2)

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