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The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

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The shocking stupidity of some of our national representatives is a disgrace, but it is also representative of a general trend among those who seek public service. Gone are the days when we could count on a minimum level of intelligence (still a very low bar) among our so-called elites. They are groomed by academia and the government/NGO complex to be compliant drones, spouting the current talking points and unable to synthesize information beyond what is on the menu in the congressional dining room. These are poorly educated people who have thrust themselves willingly into a bubble, where independent thought is ruthlessly suppressed, and their world view is carefully tailored to fit into the post-modern orthodoxy that the West is evil, all revolutionary movements are pristine, and the various pressure groups created by their politics of division are embraced as fellow travelers. Never mind that it is absolutely insane and completely counter to the basic, well-known facts.

Cori Bush Campaign Duped By "Chief Rabbi of Gaza" Parody Account

Democratic Socialist House Rep. Cori Bush has been fooled by a parody account claiming to be the “Chief Rabbi of Gaza” – as if such a position could possibly exist in a pseudo-state whose ruling terrorists openly call for Jewish genocide.

The X account under the name Rabbi Linda Goldstein regularly uploads anti-Israel posts to dupe pro-Palestinian progressives. Claiming to “stand with Iran” next to its support for transgender rights, the account features thousands of satire posts including one claim that Hamas built its 300-mile tunnel network to aid social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

More recently, the account connected with the engagement director for Rep. Bush, who is renowned for her pro-Palestinian and anti-American viewpoints.


Is this a new record for stupidity? 1,500 millikohns...at least!

The obvious discordance between the virulence and totality of Hamas Jew-hate and the laughable idea that Gaza has a Rabbi is apparently a trivial logical barrier for the estimable Cori Bush. She has entered the Pantheon of Congressional Stupidity, and that is no mean feat, considering that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jamaal Bowman, Hank Johnson (Guam might tip over!), and other heavy hitters are in that fine group.

The reality of course is that there is no thought at all...the only measure is the degree of anti-American, anti-Western, anti-Israel, and anti-Semitic sentiment. All other considerations are unimportant, and in fact nonexistent.

But what is it about public service that attracts the stupidest, most jingoistic fanatics among us? The minimum requirements of education are laughable. Degrees in Lesbian Studies and Sociology and other post-modern nonsense degrees that require almost no effort are perfectly acceptable...even valued! And there is the undeniable allure of an easy and pressureless career. Let's face it; nobody works very hard in the corridors of power. Failing up is the norm, and as long as one is politically reliable, the future is bright! And let us not forget the bounty of graft and grift. Add into that the opportunity for insider trading (legal for our representatives...very, very, illegal for the rest of us), and it is a financially rewarding career.

Politics is now selecting the dumbest among us...the people who buy into the drumbeat of victimhood that has overwhelmed our college campuses and our inner cities. These are the people who reject 3,000 years of intellectual development; the stuff that has led to the incredible human advances of the last 500 years. So don't be surprised when we get more of this sort of idiocy.

[Crossposted at CutJibNewsletter]

Posted by: CBD at 11:00 AM




Comments

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1 1st?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 09, 2024 11:00 AM (v6JzV)

2 did i steal this one?

Posted by: Outside. In my garage. at July 09, 2024 11:01 AM (89Sog)

3 almost...still, I'm loser #1

Posted by: Outside. In my garage. at July 09, 2024 11:01 AM (89Sog)

4 I culled the otters.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 09, 2024 11:02 AM (v6JzV)

5 Cori Bush is at least as intelligent as the people who vote for her, maybe.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 09, 2024 11:03 AM (kQKm1)

6 Dog gone it....stop to read the post.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at July 09, 2024 11:03 AM (QNSds)

7 Wow, the stupid hall of fame for sure.

Posted by: Northernlurker , wondering where his phone is at July 09, 2024 11:03 AM (JLq/1)

8 Top 10?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at July 09, 2024 11:03 AM (J2vNu)

9 including one claim that Hamas built its 300-mile tunnel network to aid social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

—-

😂😂

Posted by: Biden is Finished at July 09, 2024 11:04 AM (wCYy7)

10 I offer to you Mazie Hirono and Patty Murray as examples of the low bar.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at July 09, 2024 11:04 AM (/U5Yz)

11 Chief Rabbi from Gaza, from the Big Synagogue in Gaza?

Posted by: BignJames at July 09, 2024 11:05 AM (AwYPR)

12 But what is it about public service that attracts the stupidest, most jingoistic fanatics among us? /i]

A large fraction of these idiots are CBC. White people will not call them idiots for fear of being labelled racist, while black people circle the wagons around them because they won't admit an error, and because they aren't going to let anybody tell them who they can vote for. Thus, they end up defending the indefensible.

Posted by: Archimedes at July 09, 2024 11:05 AM (xCA6C)

13 Bulg gets the gold star! Putting it on your chart right now. ⭐️

Posted by: Piper at July 09, 2024 11:05 AM (p4NUW)

14 Maxine Waters has entered the chat

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 09, 2024 11:06 AM (Q4IgG)

15 Lest we forget Hank Johnson (D-GA) thought Guam would tip over.

Posted by: Biden is Finished at July 09, 2024 11:06 AM (wCYy7)

16 Commenting present

Posted by: Skip at July 09, 2024 11:06 AM (g00p4)

17 Bulg gets the gold star! Putting it on your chart right now. ⭐️
Posted by: Piper


Thanks! Do I get a cookie, too?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 09, 2024 11:06 AM (v6JzV)

18 Long before he lost his mind, Peej O'Rourke defined politics as being the business of achieving status and power without merit.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at July 09, 2024 11:06 AM (T+Iwg)

19 A large fraction of these idiots are CBC. White people will not call them idiots for fear of being labelled racist, while black people circle the wagons around them because they won't admit an error, and because they aren't going to let anybody tell them who they can vote for. Thus, they end up defending the indefensible.

The CBC themselves have one job skill: calling whitey racist so as to extract more freebies from the taxpayer.

Posted by: Archimedes at July 09, 2024 11:07 AM (xCA6C)

20 I wish they kept this going and had her go to Gaza to see first hand how inclusive and amazing the people are.

Posted by: Piper at July 09, 2024 11:07 AM (p4NUW)

21 Who was it who asked about the astronauts going to Mars?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 09, 2024 11:07 AM (v6JzV)

22 Thanks CBD

Posted by: Ciampino - Si Ispettore, e un massimo. at July 09, 2024 11:07 AM (qfLjt)

23 What's the the name of the big Gazan synagogue?

Posted by: Northernlurker , wondering where his phone is at July 09, 2024 11:07 AM (JLq/1)

24 AOC is dumb as shit but has nice titties at least.

Posted by: Biden is Finished at July 09, 2024 11:08 AM (wCYy7)

25 17 Bulg gets the gold star! Putting it on your chart right now. ⭐️
Posted by: Piper


Thanks! Do I get a cookie, too?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 09, 2024

Ummmm…I have a Bobo’s strawberry stuffed oat bite?

Posted by: Piper at July 09, 2024 11:08 AM (p4NUW)

26 "But what is it about public service that attracts the stupidest, most jingoistic fanatics among us?"

They can be manipulated. The smart ones take a look at the filth in DC and nope out of there.

Posted by: NR Pax at July 09, 2024 11:08 AM (svLOV)

27 *Sheila Jackson-Lee has also entered the chat

Posted by: Maj. Healey at July 09, 2024 11:09 AM (/U5Yz)

28 Thanks! Do I get a cookie, too?

----

Cookies are for closers

Posted by: Just Lily at July 09, 2024 11:09 AM (RLLZj)

29 I offer to you Mazie Hirono and Patty Murray as examples of the low bar.

The constant refrain of "congress is full of nickelfuckers and assholes, but my rep is OK / brings home the bacon / hates what I hate."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 09, 2024 11:09 AM (Q0kLU)

30 Chief Rabbi from Gaza, from the Big Synagogue in Gaza?

Posted by: BignJames at July 09, 2024 11:05 AM


Is he like ernest angley and his "Tower of Power"?

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at July 09, 2024 11:09 AM (QNSds)

31 Long before he lost his mind, Peej O'Rourke defined politics as being the business of achieving status and power without merit.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at July 09, 2024 11:06 AM (T+Iwg)

O'Rourke has lost his mind?

Posted by: Northernlurker , wondering where his phone is at July 09, 2024 11:09 AM (JLq/1)

32 Would like to point out bet everyone of our representatives are Cultural Marxist Seminary graduates.

Posted by: Skip at July 09, 2024 11:10 AM (g00p4)

33 O'Rourke has lost his mind?

Well, he's dead, so yeah.

Posted by: Archimedes at July 09, 2024 11:10 AM (xCA6C)

34 Biden Expected to Veto Safeguard American Voter Eligibility Act Preventing Illegals from Voting in Presidential Elections, Claims Bill is “Based on Easily Disproven Falsehoods”

Posted by: Maj. Healey at July 09, 2024 11:10 AM (/U5Yz)

35 What's the the name of the big Gazan synagogue?
Posted by: Northernlurker


Tempull the Other One.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 09, 2024 11:10 AM (v6JzV)

36 Decades long complete democrat control over candidates, policies, and world view have turned everything on its head. I've worked with or for lots of "minorities" over the years. None of them are like the clowns infesting government.

The democrats create racist attitudes, I'm convinced, because they only and ever allow political reliables to advance. This creates the impression that they are all leftist lunatics to any outside observer. What other conclusion could the arrive at?

Posted by: Common Tater at July 09, 2024 11:10 AM (ada2f)

37 Queers for Palestine has to be the stupidest political thing ever. It perfectly encapsulates the left in one organization.

Posted by: Biden is Finished at July 09, 2024 11:11 AM (wCYy7)

38 O'Rourke has lost his mind?
Posted by: Northernlurker , wondering where his phone is at July 09, 2024 11:09 AM (JLq/1)

Well, he's dead, but in his last years he got a bad case of TDS and went Full Establishment.

Never go Full Establishment.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at July 09, 2024 11:11 AM (T+Iwg)

39 The democrats create racist attitudes, I'm convinced, because they only and ever allow political reliables to advance. This creates the impression that they are all leftist lunatics to any outside observer. What other conclusion could the arrive at?

At the risk of channeling Montec, if you keep voting for the same pack of idiots, at some point it's fair to say you like them and their policies. See Maxine Waters.

Posted by: Archimedes at July 09, 2024 11:12 AM (xCA6C)

40 ‘’ Democratic Socialist House Rep. Cori Bush has been fooled by a parody account claiming to be the “Chief Rabbi of Gaza” ’

That can’t be possible. Only some kind of imbecile would fall for something like that.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at July 09, 2024 11:12 AM (jbnUc)

41 Fortunately, Cori is about to take the high dive.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 09, 2024 11:12 AM (uxCna)

42 I NEVER watch Stephen Colbert bit I did yesterday.

He turned on Biden. Great President but needs to go. Made fun of him the entire monologue. A memo must have went around.

I've never seen a Dem treated like that on a late night show.

Joe Biden NEEDS to stay in this race. Just to have Colbert's jabbed body stroke out.

Posted by: Stateless at July 09, 2024 11:12 AM (jvJvP)

43 That hatted Texas woman, Sheila Jackson Lee, wanted to know about the flag planted on Mars. And she's on the Science Committee or similar. Obviously doesn't read anything and probably doesn't attend committee meetings.

Posted by: Ciampino - Si Ispettore, e una cretina at July 09, 2024 11:12 AM (qfLjt)

44 "Government is the great fiction, that we can all live at someone else's expense."

"Elections are just a kind of advance auction of stolen goods."

Posted by: Common Tater at July 09, 2024 11:12 AM (ada2f)

45 I am worried that... this post, will tip over and capsize

Posted by: Hark Johnson (D)umb Georgian at July 09, 2024 11:14 AM (1FWWQ)

46 Rosa DeLauro is that rare combination of beauty, brains, and impeccable fashion sense. Triple Threat.

Posted by: Got My Vote! at July 09, 2024 11:14 AM (V5BDR)

47 There is still time to sign up for the Hajji for Jews.
So you don't forget, signup before midnight Mecca time ‎(UTC+3)‎

Posted by: Chief Rabbit Of Mecca at July 09, 2024 11:14 AM (RHGPo)

48 That hatted Texas woman, Sheila Jackson Lee, wanted to know about the flag planted on Mars. And she's on the Science Committee or similar. Obviously doesn't read anything and probably doesn't attend committee meetings.

Are you thinking of Frederica Wilson from FL? I've not heard of the flag incident.

Posted by: Archimedes at July 09, 2024 11:15 AM (xCA6C)

49 Melania Trump stuns in $4,000 dress and red stilettos in rare appearance as she raises $1.4million at lavish Manhattan fundraiser

https://tinyurl.com/yhw5zk3k

Melania looking good.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at July 09, 2024 11:15 AM (/U5Yz)

50 According the reports after the House Dem meeting there is still no consensus on what to do about Grandpa Joe and they aren't even close.

If nothing else the myth that Democrats are an unbeatable force and extremely well organized has been blown to bits.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 09, 2024 11:15 AM (LkLld)

51 2 I NEVER watch Stephen Colbert bit I did yesterday.

He turned on Biden. Great President but needs to go. Made fun of him the entire monologue. A memo must have went around.



Same with Jon Stewart. Biden saved America from fascism and Covid. But it’s time to go and let someone younger continue his awesome legacy.

Posted by: Biden is Finished at July 09, 2024 11:16 AM (wCYy7)

52 That's not fair. Most of the white politicians are straight-up tards, too. I'll see your Maxine Waters and raise you Eric Swalwell, for instance. And our dear leader never had a functioning brain, even long before he was senile.

This all goes to my YD Corollary to Gresham's Law: bad people in institutions drive out the good people, until they're uniformly stupid and wicked.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 09, 2024 11:16 AM (0FoWg)

53 I NEVER watch Stephen Colbert bit I did yesterday.

He turned on Biden. Great President but needs to go. Made fun of him the entire monologue. A memo must have went around.


Stay strong, Joe!

If you make it to Friday, they won't be able to get rid of you!

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 09, 2024 11:16 AM (uxCna)

54 Rosa DeLauro is that rare combination of beauty, brains, and impeccable fashion sense. Triple Threat.
Posted by: Got My Vote!

She's Ackbar-worthy.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 09, 2024 11:16 AM (v6JzV)

55 There is still time to sign up for the Hajji for Alphabet People.
So you don't forget, signup using your letter before midnight Mecca time ‎(UTC+3)‎

Posted by: Chief Rabbit Of Mecca at July 09, 2024 11:16 AM (RHGPo)

56 Even SJL is not stupid enough to try and wear a Stetson in Texas let alone a rhinestone one.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 09, 2024 11:17 AM (5MvGY)

57 Melania Trump stuns in $4,000 dress and red stilettos in rare appearance as she raises $1.4million at lavish Manhattan fundraiser

https://tinyurl.com/yhw5zk3k

Melania looking good.
Posted by: Maj. Healey at July 09, 2024[/;i]

***
She does indeed. But that dress cost four grand????

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at July 09, 2024 11:17 AM (J2vNu)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at July 09, 2024 11:17 AM (J2vNu)

59 Yesterday's white press briefing got a bit heated with kjp calling out the reporter from abc for being "aggressive" in asking questions about biden and the visits from parkinson's doctor. She claimed multiple times that she could not talk about the white house visitor logs because they are "private" and the doctor deserves privacy.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at July 09, 2024 11:17 AM (QNSds)

60 Rosa DeLauro is that rare combination of beauty, brains, and impeccable fashion sense. Triple Threat.
Posted by: Got My Vote!

.. I'm hoping to use her hairdresser

Posted by: Maxine Waters at July 09, 2024 11:17 AM (RHGPo)

61 Don't forget Yale Graduate!

Posted by: Shiela Jackass Lee (D)umb Texan at July 09, 2024 11:18 AM (1FWWQ)

62 Melania looking good.
Posted by: Maj. Healey


You'd think all hetero guys would vote for Trump just to get Melania back.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 09, 2024 11:18 AM (v6JzV)

63 CBD, Iworked at a University for 20 years, as a tech grunt… from personal observation during this time all I can say about higher education is… no matter how bad you think it is, you are being far too optimistic…

Posted by: tubal at July 09, 2024 11:18 AM (pEVER)

64 He turned on Biden. Great President but needs to go. Made fun of him the entire monologue. A memo must have went around.

It will be utterly hilarious if they fail to drive Joe out of the race.

You're already seeing excuses - that you vote for an Administration, not a President, so the fact that the President is non compos mentis doesn't matter.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 09, 2024 11:18 AM (uxCna)

65 Wow, that is a great pic of Melania.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at July 09, 2024 11:19 AM (tT6L1)

66 Even SJL is not stupid enough to try and wear a Stetson in Texas let alone a rhinestone one.
Posted by: Ben Had at July 09, 2024


**
Because TX people prefer Resistols?

(LBJ's famous Open Road style hats were Resistols)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at July 09, 2024 11:19 AM (J2vNu)

67 All other considerations are unimportant, and in fact nonexistent.

There is one other consideration that is very, very important and shields these people from any and all criticism. I don't think I need to mention the name of said consideration.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at July 09, 2024 11:19 AM (Gmlyt)

68 Lest we forget Hank Johnson (D-GA) thought Guam would tip over.
Posted by: Biden is Finished at July 09, 2024 11:06 AM (wCYy7)


Supposedly, he was on some temporary medical regime for something he was dealing with which clouded his brain enough to make him stupid but not so much that he should have been prevented from engaging in governance.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at July 09, 2024 11:20 AM (U7wke)

69 He turned on Biden. Great President but needs to go. Made fun of him the entire monologue. A memo must have went around.

.. there are only four months left to save Trump for an additional four more years of jokes, but if Trump loses, the laughing ends.

Posted by: Maxine Waters at July 09, 2024 11:20 AM (RHGPo)

70 Oh, and DailyKos is fun to read.

Pro-Joe! All the way!
Such teenage angst.

If the art pic wasn't enough bat shit insanity for you today, check Kos out. Seriously, I've been getting laughs there.

Posted by: Stateless at July 09, 2024 11:20 AM (jvJvP)

71 Fashion is pricing is retarded. A plain white t shirt is $700 if it’s made by a designer. Same shirt that’s. $12 at Walmart.

$4000 is the cost saying such and such designer made this for me, not the dress itself.

Posted by: Biden is Finished at July 09, 2024 11:20 AM (wCYy7)

72 You'd think all hetero guys would vote for Trump just to get Melania back.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 09, 2024 11:18 AM (v6JzV)


Unless they're incels, which means they hate seeing a beautiful, unobtainable woman.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 09, 2024 11:20 AM (Q0kLU)

73 If nothing else the myth that Democrats are an unbeatable force and extremely well organized has been blown to bits.
Posted by: JackStraw at July 09, 202

The CPSU(b) was wracked by factionalism and incompetence for literally its entire history. It was born from it. It died in it. The only thing that took it down, though, was the collapse of the Russian state.

We're stuck with the Democrats til the bitter end.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 09, 2024 11:20 AM (0FoWg)

74 64 It will be utterly hilarious if they fail to drive Joe out of the race.

You're already seeing excuses - that you vote for an Administration, not a President, so the fact that the President is non compos mentis doesn't matter.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 09, 2024 11:18 AM (uxCna)

=========

It's not going to happen. That the left is dragging this out is just hilarious.

And I really, really can't wait for the "votes for presidents don't matter at all, so just vote for Joe because votes for president really matter and if Trump wins we all die."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, laughing at the clowns with Preston Sturges at July 09, 2024 11:20 AM (GBKbO)

75 That's not fair. Most of the white politicians are straight-up tards, too. I'll see your Maxine Waters and raise you Eric Swalwell, for instance. And our dear leader never had a functioning brain, even long before he was senile.

This all goes to my YD Corollary to Gresham's Law: bad people in institutions drive out the good people, until they're uniformly stupid and wicked.


Hence my use of "a large fraction". However, I think there's a difference. The white pols say stupid things because they think it's what will move them up the greasy pole. A lot of the black pols come across as just genuinely stupid.

I can't imagine Swalwell worrying about Guam tipping over.

The difference is that the black community will continue to support obvious imbeciles, I suppose for reasons of pride. White pols don't have such a built-in advantage.

Posted by: Archimedes at July 09, 2024 11:20 AM (xCA6C)

76 Chief Rabbi of Gaza prowls the Gazan Rubble in his mighty Mitzvah Mobile forcefully converting Hamas children to his cause.

Posted by: Chaim Yankel at July 09, 2024 11:20 AM (V5BDR)

77 @59

>>She claimed multiple times that she could not talk about the white house visitor logs because they are "private" and the doctor deserves privacy.

Uhmm, the logs are public, which is why people know who visited the President, also, the President is a public servant, so his medical status is not private.

But I guess the Press will get back in their lane and not bring this up ever again.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 09, 2024 11:21 AM (XV/Pl)

78 Hank Johnson- Harvard Law

SJL- Yale Law

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at July 09, 2024 11:22 AM (qZEuM)

79 You'd think all hetero guys would vote for Trump just to get Melania back.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus

She's not so hot! She wasn't on the cover of Vogue, like DOCTOR Jill was! We're sex positive and don't shame, but we also like to call Melania a gold-digging whore who posed nudes, showing how trashy she is!

Posted by: Deranged Leftist Lunatics Coping and Seething at July 09, 2024 11:22 AM (ycI94)

80 She does indeed. But that dress cost four grand????
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


I could get it much cheaper.
-- Atomic Tranny Dogboy

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 09, 2024 11:22 AM (v6JzV)

81 How Biden’s Inner Circle Worked to Keep Signs of Aging Under Wraps

Wall Street Journal

Senior White House advisers for more than a year have aggressively stage-managed President Biden’s schedule, movements and personal interactions, as they sought to minimize signs of how age has taken a toll on the oldest president in U.S. history.

.. only morons missed that Biden was regressing

Posted by: Maxine Waters at July 09, 2024 11:22 AM (RHGPo)

82 "The shocking stupidity of some of our national representatives is a disgrace..."

How is it that our national leaders and other western leaders have simultaneously embraced
embraced the policy of "Let's make our country into a hellhole"?

Posted by: JM in Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at July 09, 2024 11:22 AM (VxtCJ)

83 Guam is tipping over guy went to Harvard Law? lol.

Posted by: Biden is Finished at July 09, 2024 11:23 AM (wCYy7)

84 Fun under the radar story that John Ekdahl dug up: in 2022 the Marine Corpse Band was ordered to compose a version of Hail to the Chief for DOCTOR JILL. They played it a few times and then stopped when the press started asking questions.

Posted by: Ian S. at July 09, 2024 11:23 AM (3cXfB)

85 Melania looking good.
Posted by: Maj. Healey at July 09, 2024 11:15 AM (/U5Yz)


I mean, she's no Mooch.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at July 09, 2024 11:23 AM (U7wke)

86 84 Fun under the radar story that John Ekdahl dug up: in 2022 the Marine Corpse Band was ordered to compose a version of Hail to the Chief for DOCTOR JILL. They played it a few times and then stopped when the press started asking questions.
Posted by: Ian S. at July 09, 2024 11:23 AM (3cXfB)

=======

$1 million won't make her give that up? What about $2 million?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, laughing at the clowns with Preston Sturges at July 09, 2024 11:24 AM (GBKbO)

87 Right on, CBD!

Credentialism is creeping everywhere, not just politics, and it destroys wherever it goes. For instance, to teach in a public school one needs a credential…. A retired engineer, for example, with loads of useful knowledge to transmit to young skulls full of mush…. That guy can’t get anywhere near a classroom.

Credentialism means you get a meaningless degree which entitles you to some job with an impressing sounding title where you don’t actually have to accomplish anything

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at July 09, 2024 11:24 AM (2BAti)

88 And I really, really can't wait for the "votes for presidents don't matter at all, so just vote for Joe because votes for president really matter and if Trump wins we all die."

PROJECT 2025!

PROJECT 2025!

PROJECT 2025!

IT WILL KILL US ALL!

Posted by: Democrats! at July 09, 2024 11:24 AM (uxCna)

89 "But what is it about public service that attracts the stupidest, most jingoistic fanatics among us? The minimum requirements of education are laughable. Degrees in Lesbian Studies and Sociology and other post-modern nonsense degrees that require almost no effort are perfectly acceptable...even valued! And there is the undeniable allure of an easy and pressureless career. ..."

The White House Washington WH GOV
President Biden @POTUS (Note: One of two similar POTUS twitter accounts) Jul 5
"When I took office, only 7,000 public servants - (yadda, yadda) - had their debts forgiven.
The program wasn't working, so my Administration fixed it.
Now more than 942,000 have had their debts forgiven."

President Biden @POTUS - 21 hours
"My Administration has proposed to cancel student debt for borrowers who still owe student loans even though they started repaying them more than two decades ago.

It's time you got out from under that strain."
---
You get what you're willingly paying for. 🤷‍♀️

Posted by: L - If they'll do it with you, they'll do it to you, too at July 09, 2024 11:25 AM (NFX2v)

90 88 PROJECT 2025!

PROJECT 2025!

PROJECT 2025!

IT WILL KILL US ALL!
Posted by: Democrats! at July 09, 2024 11:24 AM (uxCna)

=======

"Project 2025 is 400 pages long, and you'll never read it. Trust us. It's real bad."

"Here's the GOP platform now. It's 20 bullet points."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, laughing at the clowns with Preston Sturges at July 09, 2024 11:25 AM (GBKbO)

91 Hank Johnson- Harvard Law

SJL- Yale Law
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at July 09, 2024 11:22 AM (qZEuM)

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The soft bigotry of low expectations

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at July 09, 2024 11:25 AM (1FWWQ)

92 PROJECT 2025!

IT WILL KILL US ALL!
Posted by: Democrats!

Whatever man. I already died after the tax cuts were passed.

Posted by: Biden is Finished at July 09, 2024 11:25 AM (wCYy7)

93 Melania Trump stuns in $4,000 dress and red stilettos in rare appearance as she raises $1.4million at lavish Manhattan fundraiser

https://tinyurl.com/yhw5zk3k

Melania looking good.
Posted by: Maj. Healey at July 09, 2024[/;i]

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She does indeed. But that dress cost four grand????
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at July 09, 2024 11:17 AM (J2vNu)
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Drop Dead Gorgeous!
But damn! How the hell do women walk in those things???

Posted by: Diogenes at July 09, 2024 11:25 AM (W/lyH)

94 71 Fashion is pricing is retarded. A plain white t shirt is $700 if it’s made by a designer. Same shirt that’s. $12 at Walmart.

$4000 is the cost saying such and such designer made this for me, not the dress itself.
Posted by: Biden is Finished

I am going to counter this with quality of the garment. While there is a premium dependent on the designer and how popular they are, a designer shirt will be of a higher quality. Let’s just go midrange for arguments sake. An Eton dress shirt is going to feel better, fit better and last longer than one from Target or Costco.

Posted by: Piper at July 09, 2024 11:25 AM (p4NUW)

95 46 Rosa DeLauro is that rare combination of beauty, brains, and impeccable fashion sense. Triple Threat.

Posted by: Got My Vote! at July 09, 2024 11:14 AM (V5BDR)
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Zombie Helen Thomas has entered the room.
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People cannot help how they look but they can help what they do and think.

Posted by: Ciampino - Si Ispettore, e una strega at July 09, 2024 11:26 AM (qfLjt)

96 But damn! How the hell do women walk in those things???
Posted by: Diogenes at July 09, 2024 11:25 AM (W/lyH)

Veeeeeery carefully.

Posted by: Lady Who Always Has a Burning Question at July 09, 2024 11:27 AM (JCLJi)

97 Politics is now selecting the dumbest among us...the people who buy into the drumbeat of victimhood that has overwhelmed our college campuses and our inner cities. These are the people who reject 3,000 years of intellectual development; the stuff that has led to the incredible human advances of the last 500 years. So don't be surprised when we get more of this sort of idiocy.
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Heh. Now do corporate executives as a class.

Posted by: whig at July 09, 2024 11:28 AM (+hgea)

98 I am going to counter this with quality of the garment. While there is a premium dependent on the designer and how popular they are, a designer shirt will be of a higher quality. Let’s just go midrange for arguments sake. An Eton dress shirt is going to feel better, fit better and last longer than one from Target or Costco.
Posted by: Piper at July 09, 2024 11:25 AM (p4NUW)

Maybe, even thought made by the same 3rd world slaves. But 10-20 times better? Doubtful.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at July 09, 2024 11:28 AM (pohLc)

99 There's this new fashion trend now that drives me nuts -- no breast pocket on men's dress shirts. Gah!

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 09, 2024 11:28 AM (v6JzV)

100 Lady Who, I left a question for you at 368 in the .previous thread.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 09, 2024 11:28 AM (5MvGY)

101 According the reports after the House Dem meeting there is still no consensus on what to do about Grandpa Joe and they aren't even close.

If nothing else the myth that Democrats are an unbeatable force and extremely well organized has been blown to bits.


If this continues to the convention, there will be open warfare in the aisles. You hate to see that!

Posted by: Archimedes at July 09, 2024 11:29 AM (xCA6C)

102 the people who buy into the drumbeat of victimhood that has overwhelmed our college campuses and our inner cities
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Mustache Man claimed his people were victims too.

Posted by: ... at July 09, 2024 11:29 AM (fBIbM)

103 Think about this: A $4,000 dress for Melania is probably a lower end designer dress.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at July 09, 2024 11:29 AM (tT6L1)

104 Posted by: Ben Had at July 09, 2024 11:28 AM (5MvGY)

Hello there. 🎵

Posted by: ... at July 09, 2024 11:29 AM (fBIbM)

105 Mustache Man claimed his people were victims too.
Posted by: ...

John Bolton?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 09, 2024 11:29 AM (v6JzV)

106 "Hamas built its 300-mile tunnel network to aid social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic."

How do we know they didn't? Hamas is full of very stupid people.

Posted by: Elric Blade at July 09, 2024 11:30 AM (iFTx/)

107 @94

>>I am going to counter this with quality of the garment.

Actually, 4k for a custom designer dress is on the cheap side.

She looks amazing in it, unfortunately because the fashion industry is full of cuntrag queers and leftist, the most stunningly beautiful woman to ever step foot in the White House doesn't manage a single fashion cover.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 09, 2024 11:30 AM (XV/Pl)

108 There's this new fashion trend now that drives me nuts -- no breast pocket on men's dress shirts. Gah!

Missing a place for a pocket protector, are we?

Posted by: Archimedes at July 09, 2024 11:30 AM (xCA6C)

109 She may not have even bought that dress. Designers will loan to famous just for exposure.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at July 09, 2024 11:30 AM (pohLc)

110 99 There's this new fashion trend now that drives me nuts -- no breast pocket on men's dress shirts. Gah!
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 09, 2024 11:28 AM (v6JzV)

Hate that, too. Mrs. R inadvertently picked up some for me. Where to put my reading glasses? Work ID? Metro card?

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at July 09, 2024 11:30 AM (T+Iwg)

111 >>> 82 "The shocking stupidity of some of our national representatives is a disgrace..."

How is it that our national leaders and other western leaders have simultaneously embraced
embraced the policy of "Let's make our country into a hellhole"?
Posted by: JM in Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at July 09, 2024 11:22 AM (VxtCJ)

It's just a coincidence.

Posted by: Stan at July 09, 2024 11:30 AM (VavZF)

112 Look,, I spent, uh spent three weeks or more with the chef rabbit of gaza. No joke, she's a great guy, a great guy...

Posted by: I'm joe biden and I approve this message! at July 09, 2024 11:30 AM (5hfjS)

113 There's this new fashion trend now that drives me nuts -- no breast pocket on men's dress shirts. Gah!
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 09, 2024


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Exactly! I have several, and while they are excellent shirts, the lack of a pocket is annoying. While I can clip a pen into the front of the shirt just above a button, the pen usually comes loose at some point during the day's errands.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at July 09, 2024 11:30 AM (J2vNu)

114 The tranny reporter for Seattle's alt-weekly is recounting a sad story - a "female" tranny is on a hunger strike, because after years of trying, he managed to get himself transferred to a woman's prison, and was caught having sex with his cellmate.

The Washington prison authority is transferring him back to a male prison, which of course is the Worst Thing Ever.

Oh, and the guy is in prison for life because he killed his parents, stashed the bodies, and then used their debit card the next day to go on a shopping spree.

He deserves sympathy. After all, he's an orphan.

Posted by: Democrats! at July 09, 2024 11:30 AM (uxCna)

115 Cori Bush was just on tv saying the same right wing influencers who are trying to take down her are trying to take down Joey. She must think there are a lot of right wingers amongst the Dems. Or she's dumb as a stump

Posted by: Smell the Glove at July 09, 2024 11:31 AM (oSruC)

116 Some of the downright stupidity in our politicos comes from their staff. These people have an agenda too. They're unelected. Yet they write legislation, give their boss talking points and shape their views.

Politicians are very pliable. Everyone uses that weakness to their own advantage.

But in the end, we still keep putting them in office... rigged system or not.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 09, 2024 11:31 AM (Q4IgG)

117 115 Cori Bush was just on tv saying the same right wing influencers who are trying to take down her are trying to take down Joey. She must think there are a lot of right wingers amongst the Dems. Or she's dumb as a stump
Posted by: Smell the Glove at July 09, 2024 11:31 AM (oSruC)

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She's in say anything mode because she's definitely going down.

But, that she's not blaming Jewish money is the only real surprise.

She's overall just setting herself up for some kind of cush job after she loses her primary. Talking head or do nothing lawyer in an NGO.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, laughing at the clowns with Preston Sturges at July 09, 2024 11:32 AM (GBKbO)

118 Piper, absolutely. I detest cheap made clothes.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 09, 2024 11:32 AM (5MvGY)

119 Look,, I spent, uh spent three weeks or more with the chef rabbit of gaza. No joke, she's a great guy, a great guy...
Posted by: I'm joe biden and I approve this message!

*readies oar*

Posted by: Jimmy Carter at July 09, 2024 11:32 AM (qZEuM)

120 I wonder where Trump gets his suits.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 09, 2024 11:33 AM (v6JzV)

121 93
Drop Dead Gorgeous!
But damn! How the hell do women walk in those things???
Posted by: Diogenes at July 09, 2024

I have a pair of Louboutin 100s.* Even walking in a Y, they are something. I used to be able to run on heels when I had to wear them daily! Now I hardly have to wear shoes at all so it’s a mess.

*disclaimer I used to make a very nice salary. This is no longer the case.

Posted by: Piper at July 09, 2024 11:33 AM (p4NUW)

122 >>> 97

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Heh. Now do corporate executives as a class.
Posted by: whig at July 09, 2024 11:28 AM (+hgea)

Hey! We're SMAHHHHRRRT and we want RESPECT!

Posted by: corporate executives at July 09, 2024 11:33 AM (VavZF)

123 48 That hatted Texas woman, Sheila Jackson Lee, wanted to know about the flag planted on Mars. And she's on the Science Committee or similar. Obviously doesn't read anything and probably doesn't attend committee meetings.

Are you thinking of Frederica Wilson from FL? I've not heard of the flag incident.

Posted by: Archimedes at July 09, 2024 11:15 AM (xCA6C)
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https://tinyurl.com/5n982vuh

Also just search Sheila Jackson Lee Mars flag

Posted by: Ciampino - Si Ispettore, la bandiera su Marte at July 09, 2024 11:33 AM (qfLjt)

124 116 Some of the downright stupidity in our politicos comes from their staff. These people have an agenda too. They're unelected. Yet they write legislation, give their boss talking points and shape their views.

Politicians are very pliable. Everyone uses that weakness to their own advantage.

But in the end, we still keep putting them in office... rigged system or not.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 09, 2024 11:31 AM (Q4IgG)

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One of King TJM's decrees is that congressional staffing is illegal. They can't even pay for it themselves.

All work must be done by the representatives themselves.

"But we don't have the expertise to write complex legislation about things we don't understand! That's why we have staffers who accept legislation written by corporations to do it for us!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, laughing at the clowns with Preston Sturges at July 09, 2024 11:33 AM (GBKbO)

125 I'm trying to think of all the politicians I have met and just how smart they seemed to be.
I've met with 7, from VP to former Governors
Two are crafty smart, and immediately untrustworthy.
Two make a bucket of rocks look good
3 seemed average

Posted by: Diogenes at July 09, 2024 11:33 AM (W/lyH)

126 She's overall just setting herself up for some kind of cush job after she loses her primary. Talking head or do nothing lawyer in an NGO.

Ayanna Pressley could do ads for Minoxidil.

Posted by: Archimedes at July 09, 2024 11:33 AM (xCA6C)

127 There's this new fashion trend now that drives me nuts -- no breast pocket on men's dress shirts. Gah!
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 09, 2024 11:28 AM (v6JzV)
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That is how dress shirts originally were. No breast pockets. It's a relatively recent innovation to add the pockets. I believe that's an American thing. Back when I was a serious fashion plate myself, I had all my dress clothes custom-made (including the shirts), and I never added the pockets. It's a sleeker look without them.

Posted by: Elric Blade at July 09, 2024 11:34 AM (iFTx/)

128 115 Cori Bush was just on tv saying the same right wing influencers who are trying to take down her are trying to take down Joey. She must think there are a lot of right wingers amongst the Dems. Or she's dumb as a stump

TheHill: Axelrod asks why Trump is ‘uncharacteristically holding fire’ as Biden teeters

“Trump’s not talking much about Biden’s bad debate. Trump’s campaign is not blitzing ads about it. And Lara Trump said last week it would be an affront to democracy if Biden were not the nominee,” Axelrod wrote in a social media post. “Question: Why do you think they are uncharacteristically holding fire?”

.. you can't have it both ways

Posted by: Maxine Waters at July 09, 2024 11:34 AM (RHGPo)

129 125 I'm trying to think of all the politicians I have met and just how smart they seemed to be.
I've met with 7, from VP to former Governors
Two are crafty smart, and immediately untrustworthy.
Two make a bucket of rocks look good
3 seemed average
Posted by: Diogenes at July 09, 2024 11:33 AM (W/lyH)

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I had a couple of halfway decent conversations with Mark Sanford. He didn't seem like a retard.

He's just, you know, completely amoral and something of an embarrassment.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, laughing at the clowns with Preston Sturges at July 09, 2024 11:34 AM (GBKbO)

130 I'm hoping Cori goes the same route as Vindeman or whatever his name is. Discarded and broke once the left was done with him.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at July 09, 2024 11:35 AM (tT6L1)

131
Palis and the members of the Congressional Black Caucus?

Two noted galactic centers of stupidity. What could possibly be a greater galactic locus of focused stupidity?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 09, 2024 11:35 AM (ZqJgk)

132 98 I am going to counter this with quality of the garment. While there is a premium dependent on the designer and how popular they are, a designer shirt will be of a higher quality.
Posted by: Piper at July 09, 2024 11:25 AM (p4NUW)

Maybe, even thought made by the same 3rd world slaves. But 10-20 times better? Doubtful.
Posted by: Xipe Totec

I got a simple white t-shirt at GAP many years ago (long story). It's shocking how much better it is than the simple Hanes or Fruit of the Loom stuff I normally get. It's more opaque, feels better, doesn't stretch out (especially around the neck), and has lasted for years. Whether it's worth the extra cost...guess that depends on how much money you have.

Posted by: Moron Analyst at July 09, 2024 11:35 AM (ycI94)

133 I have a pair of Louboutin 100s.* Even walking in a Y, they are something.

Euphemism?

Posted by: Archimedes at July 09, 2024 11:35 AM (xCA6C)

134 >>> 125 I'm trying to think of all the politicians I have met and just how smart they seemed to be.
I've met with 7, from VP to former Governors
Two are crafty smart, and immediately untrustworthy.
Two make a bucket of rocks look good
3 seemed average
Posted by: Diogenes at July 09, 2024 11:33 AM (W/lyH)

You met Kamala, too?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 09, 2024 11:35 AM (VavZF)

135 What's the the name of the big Gazan synagogue?

Posted by: Northernlurker , wondering where his phone is at July 09, 2024 11:07 AM (JLq/1)

The Temple of St. Peter and St. Paul, of course.

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at July 09, 2024 11:35 AM (3sBnv)

136 ... Hi, hon. Hope you are well.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 09, 2024 11:35 AM (5MvGY)

137 One of King TJM's decrees is that congressional staffing is illegal. They can't even pay for it themselves.

All work must be done by the representatives themselves.


They should all be required to live in a barracks on Fourt Meyer and be bused to and from Capitol Hill every day.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 09, 2024 11:36 AM (v6JzV)

138 Ben Had:

Sorry, missed that. I don't know exactly what he does, but he rents a house on a property where horses are boarded. He helps care for the horses, and trains for those boarders who are interested.

He also holds a full time job, for the insurance only I think. (Used to piss my husband off because they worked together, but BIL was always late in, out early, not holding up his share of the load. Lol.)

I think my husband said once that he was really into "Horse Whisperer" type training.

Whatever that means.

Posted by: Lady Who Always Has a Burning Question at July 09, 2024 11:36 AM (JCLJi)

139 “Trump’s not talking much about Biden’s bad debate. Trump’s campaign is not blitzing ads about it. And Lara Trump said last week it would be an affront to democracy if Biden were not the nominee,” Axelrod wrote in a social media post. “Question: Why do you think they are uncharacteristically holding fire?”

It's driving the D's nuts that Trump is being disciplined and is keeping a low profile, so they can't use him to district from their fratricidal warfare.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 09, 2024 11:36 AM (uxCna)

140 @94

>>I am going to counter this with quality of the garment.

Actually, 4k for a custom designer dress is on the cheap side.

She looks amazing in it, unfortunately because the fashion industry is full of cuntrag queers and leftist, the most stunningly beautiful woman to ever step foot in the White House doesn't manage a single fashion cover.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 09, 2024 11:30 AM (XV/Pl)
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Definitely on the cheap side. Off-the-rack high-end dresses are more than that. True custom from a major designer? Could be 10x that. Although if the wearer is very famous themselves, the designer might loan the dress to get some good publicity and exposure. Almost all those "red carpet" looks on famous assholes are loaned or given.

Posted by: Elric Blade at July 09, 2024 11:37 AM (iFTx/)

141 *Looks at Carhart T-shirt, New Balance sneakers and Sam's Club jeans*

Eh, I've got nothing to contribute to the fashion discussion.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Come Sail Away with me, You guys at July 09, 2024 11:37 AM (xPJvm)

142 98 Maybe, even thought made by the same 3rd world slaves. But 10-20 times better? Doubtful.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at July 09

The better Eton shirts are made in Sweden. Listen, you should buy what you are comfortable with. I am here to tell you a few quality pieces outlast a lot of cheaper ones. BUT not everyone can shell out a few hundred for a shirt, and you can still look well put together on a budget.

Posted by: Piper at July 09, 2024 11:37 AM (p4NUW)

143 It's driving the D's nuts that Trump is being disciplined and is keeping a low profile, so they can't use him to district from their fratricidal warfare.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 09, 2024 11:36 AM (uxCna)
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Never interrupt your opponent when they are imploding.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 09, 2024 11:38 AM (7fElN)

144 It's driving the D's nuts that Trump is being disciplined and is keeping a low profile, so they can't use him to district from their fratricidal warfare.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 09, 2024 11:36 AM


Yep, they are hoping and praying that he says or does something to take the spot light off of biden and his parkinson's issues.


One thing Trump does not need to do at this time is announce his VP pick. He can do that at the convention next week.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at July 09, 2024 11:38 AM (QNSds)

145 Shirts without pockets are an abomination, even T-shirts. Especially T-shirts.

Every time I find a decent brand of heavy thick 100% cotton t-shirt they start making them out of nylon to save money. How do you fuck up a T-shirt? But they do.

Posted by: Common Tater at July 09, 2024 11:38 AM (ada2f)

146 - We tried to tell you all this was coming. Not every little detail to be sure. But we gave you a very good and perfectly correct overview.
For some, I would suggest our fellow prophet Daniel. See his chapter 9, verses 24-27. Keep in mind that in vs 25, it is the command to restore and build Jerusalem, not the temple.

And it would be foolish to leave out those New Testament guys. Especially that one guy who holds the offices of Prophet, Priest and King.

Posted by: Isaiah and the boys at July 09, 2024 11:39 AM (xZpzx)

147 A few years ago, I ended up at Richard Nixon's 100th birthday party at the Washington Mayflower.

The most obvious thing I noticed about everybody in attendance is that these were the most gregarious people I have ever met.
It seemed to extend beyond the friendly version of "Who Sent You ?" They were interested in you.

Posted by: SMOD at July 09, 2024 11:39 AM (RHGPo)

148 Last politician I met was Tom Reed (R) from the Corning, NY area. He's the dude that had the heart attack on the House floor. Nice guy, but feh.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at July 09, 2024 11:39 AM (qZEuM)

149 The better Eton shirts are made in Sweden. Listen, you should buy what you are comfortable with. I am here to tell you a few quality pieces outlast a lot of cheaper ones. BUT not everyone can shell out a few hundred for a shirt, and you can still look well put together on a budget.
Posted by: Piper at July 09, 2024 11:37 AM (p4NUW)

Heh! You are talking to a guy who wears Dickies coveralls as his daily attire. Never been accused of being "put together"

Posted by: Xipe Totec at July 09, 2024 11:40 AM (pohLc)

150 It's driving the D's nuts that Trump is being disciplined and is keeping a low profile, so they can't use him to district from their fratricidal warfare.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 09, 2024 11:36 AM (uxCna)
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Never interrupt your opponent when they are imploding.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 09, 2024 11:38 AM (7fElN)

The Dems are collectively violating the first rule of holes: When you’re in one, stop digging

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at July 09, 2024 11:40 AM (2BAti)

151 Cori Bush was just on tv saying the same right wing influencers who are trying to take down her are trying to take down Joey. She must think there are a lot of right wingers amongst the Dems. Or she's dumb as a stump
Posted by: Smell the Glove at July 09, 2024 11:31 AM (oSruC)

Those lies aren't targeted at you. They are designed to keep their followers on the plantation.

Posted by: ... at July 09, 2024 11:40 AM (fBIbM)

152 Barracks would be good. They could pull fire guard, and latrine duty, and KP. Congress critters could learn the value of teamwork. And "blanket parties" too.

All of that is good enough for the troops.

Posted by: Common Tater at July 09, 2024 11:40 AM (ada2f)

153 What's the the name of the big Gazan synagogue?
Posted by: Northernlurker

Temple on the Mound

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at July 09, 2024 11:41 AM (w9Wax)

154 Back when I was a serious fashion plate myself, I had all my dress clothes custom-made (including the shirts),

I both hate and envy you.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 09, 2024 11:42 AM (Q0kLU)

155 The Dems are collectively violating the first rule of holes: When you’re in one, stop digging

How can they? They can't even agree that they're in a hole.

Posted by: Archimedes at July 09, 2024 11:42 AM (xCA6C)

156 150 The Dems are collectively violating the first rule of holes: When you’re in one, stop digging
Posted by: LinusVanPelt at July 09, 2024 11:40 AM (2BAti)

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You're a power broker in the Democrat Party. You know Biden has never been in charge. He's not your favorite, but the primary in 2020 knocked out your favorite and you had to settle.

2024 comes around, and there's suddenly an opening to possibly unseat him and place in one of your own preferred candidates. Biden seems very weak. You decide to take the shot.

Except...you never strike at the king unless you will succeed.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, laughing at the clowns with Preston Sturges at July 09, 2024 11:42 AM (GBKbO)

157 The Dems are collectively violating the first rule of holes: When you’re in one, stop digging
Posted by: LinusVanPelt at July 09, 2024 11:40 AM (2BAti)
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They are in the position where their only hope is to dig straight down to China...And even then, that won't be enough to save their bacon.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 09, 2024 11:42 AM (7fElN)

158 I am going to counter this with quality of the garment. While there is a premium dependent on the designer and how popular they are, a designer shirt will be of a higher quality.
Posted by: Piper at July 09, 2024 11:25 AM (p4NUW)

Maybe, even thought made by the same 3rd world slaves. But 10-20 times better? Doubtful.
Posted by: Xipe Totec

I got a simple white t-shirt at GAP many years ago (long story). It's shocking how much better it is than the simple Hanes or Fruit of the Loom stuff I normally get. It's more opaque, feels better, doesn't stretch out (especially around the neck), and has lasted for years. Whether it's worth the extra cost...guess that depends on how much money you have.
Posted by: Moron Analyst at July 09, 2024 11:35 AM (ycI94)
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All depends on what you are looking for and what you want to pay. The truly high-end stuff is noticeably better. Not just in materials but in fit and finish too. But it's much more expensive, and in some cases the materials are so fine they don't last as long. I have basic LL Bean safari shirts that have last me way longer than my custom-made Sea Island cotton dress shirts.

Posted by: Elric Blade at July 09, 2024 11:43 AM (iFTx/)

159 Cori Bush was just on tv saying the same right wing influencers who are trying to take down her are trying to take down Joey. She must think there are a lot of right wingers amongst the Dems. Or she's dumb as a stump


HEY!
Watch it buddy!

Posted by: The Stumps at July 09, 2024 11:43 AM (W/lyH)

160 That is how dress shirts originally were. No breast pockets. It's a relatively recent innovation to add the pockets. I believe that's an American thing. Back when I was a serious fashion plate myself, I had all my dress clothes custom-made (including the shirts), and I never added the pockets. It's a sleeker look without them.
Posted by: Elric Blade

My Carhart's have pockets.

Just saying.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 09, 2024 11:43 AM (WXNFJ)

161 I'd love to watch Pelosi scrub the shitters.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at July 09, 2024 11:43 AM (qZEuM)

162 They are in the position where their only hope is to dig straight down to China...And even then, that won't be enough to save their bacon.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 09, 2024 11:42 AM (7fElN)

They are really, quite sincerely, fooked.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at July 09, 2024 11:43 AM (pohLc)

163 I'm pleasantly surprised that Melania can still afford a $4K dress since the FBI stole all of her underwear and Barron's baseball card collection.

Posted by: J. Edgar Zimbalist at July 09, 2024 11:43 AM (V5BDR)

164 118 Piper, absolutely. I detest cheap made clothes.
Posted by: Ben Had at July 09, 2024

I get not everyone can spend a lot on clothes. But the difference even in jeans and fit is something. Shoes, same thing.

Posted by: Piper at July 09, 2024 11:44 AM (p4NUW)

165 There's this new fashion trend now that drives me nuts -- no breast pocket on men's dress shirts. Gah!
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 09, 2024

***
Exactly! I have several, and while they are excellent shirts, the lack of a pocket is annoying. While I can clip a pen into the front of the shirt just above a button, the pen usually comes loose at some point during the day's errands.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


Get with the program! You're supposed to hang your pen from your ear gauge.

Posted by: Gen Z at July 09, 2024 11:44 AM (ZacHB)

166 So this is a fashion thread ? Art.. Fashion... Aren't we hoity toity... LOL

Posted by: It's me donna at July 09, 2024 11:44 AM (IyPmt)

167 I never added the pockets. It's a sleeker look without them.
Posted by: Elric Blade


I couldn't give a damn about the look. I need my pockets!

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 09, 2024 11:44 AM (v6JzV)

168 Have you seen the bigger piggies
In their starched white shirts
You will find the bigger piggies
Stirring up the dirt
Always have clean shirts to play around in
In their sties with all their backing
They don't care what goes on around
In their eyes there's something lacking
What they need's a damn good whacking

Posted by: SMOD at July 09, 2024 11:44 AM (RHGPo)

169 I'm hoping Cori goes the same route as Vindeman or whatever his name is. Discarded and broke once the left was done with him.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at July 09, 2024 11:35 AM (tT6L1)

***

Col. Bearclaw is running for congress from the 7th district of VA.

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at July 09, 2024 11:44 AM (1FWWQ)

170 That is how dress shirts originally were. No breast pockets. It's a relatively recent innovation to add the pockets. I believe that's an American thing. Back when I was a serious fashion plate myself, I had all my dress clothes custom-made (including the shirts), and I never added the pockets. It's a sleeker look without them.
Posted by: Elric Blade

My Carhart's have pockets.

Just saying.
Posted by: Tonypete at July 09, 2024 11:43 AM (WXNFJ)
_________

As do my LL Bean safari shirts. Although they both have buttons and I never unbutton them. So purely for show.

Posted by: Elric Blade at July 09, 2024 11:45 AM (iFTx/)

171
Politics is now selecting the dumbest among us...the people who buy into the drumbeat of victimhood that has overwhelmed our college campuses and our inner cities. These are the people who reject 3,000 years of intellectual development

We are DEVO

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 09, 2024 11:45 AM (63Dwl)

172 I do all my clothes shopping at Tractor Supply and am very happy they repented of their DEI nonsense.

Posted by: Hollywood Fashion Plate at July 09, 2024 11:45 AM (V5BDR)

173 DEFCON 1: It's turning into a dress thread.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at July 09, 2024 11:45 AM (qZEuM)

174 So this is a fashion thread ? Art.. Fashion... Aren't we hoity toity... LOL
Posted by: It's me donna at July 09, 2024 11:44 AM (IyPmt)


Can't have bewbs and guns all the time.
Ha!
What am I saying!!!???

Posted by: Diogenes at July 09, 2024 11:45 AM (W/lyH)

175 77
the President is a public servant, so his medical status is not private.

----
It's just traditional that the President's health is made public (if it suits everyone) but I doubt that it's in The Constitution. Public servants get HIPAA protection too (HIPAA is a joke - your neighbor gets prosecuted for snooping on your medical records but everyone from the doctor, nurse, receptionist, various med insurance bodies, pharmacist, Medicare staff, etc. get to know what's your problem.

Posted by: Ciampino - Si Ispettore, la bandiera su Marte! at July 09, 2024 11:46 AM (qfLjt)

176 DEFCON 1: It's turning into a dress thread.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory,

Can't have bewbs and guns all the time.
Ha!
What am I saying!!!???
Posted by: Diogenes

Dress cover boobs.


BOOB THREAD!!!

Posted by: Tonypete at July 09, 2024 11:46 AM (WXNFJ)

177 I don't think I've seen a pic of Trump in which he was wearing anything other than a suit and tie.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 09, 2024 11:46 AM (v6JzV)

178 Okay, so fashion: I recently broached the $100 barrier for shoes. It's true, they are far more comfortable and well made than those below that mark.

Posted by: Archimedes at July 09, 2024 11:46 AM (xCA6C)

179 I think people like PJ O’Rourke, who start off brilliant but then change and become establishment stooges, have spent their entire lives dreaming of being firmly ensconced in that establishment. They used their writing skill ill as a tool to get there, but the things they said were always just tools to advance their careers; they never really believed them.
So, once they achieve their position they gladly sell out anything they’ve ever done or said before, just to hold on to that position.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 09, 2024 11:47 AM (pgG81)

180 Boob Thread!

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at July 09, 2024 11:47 AM (qZEuM)

181 CBD: when you're right, you're right.
I agree with everything in your essay.
Now i will go get another cup of tea and be depressed for a while.

Posted by: Question Authority bumper sticker at July 09, 2024 11:47 AM (Rbu5d)

182 I dunno, if only there was a job where someone would look into the backgrounds and funding for our gov't representatives...

Like whom began the support out of nowhere of a bartender to unseat a long time incumbent.
One might find that the bartender had a bit of an acting background... one might discover she's been pushed to play a role...

Posted by: Inogame at July 09, 2024 11:47 AM (53oGX)

183 175 77
the President is a public servant, so his medical status is not private.


So Joes "Doctor" was also involved in the health care group that Joe's brother and Hunter were involved in where it went bust...

Posted by: It's me donna at July 09, 2024 11:47 AM (IyPmt)

184 167 I couldn't give a damn about the look. I need my pockets!
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at

J doesn’t have a dress shirt 1 with pockets. I just looked. 😂

Posted by: Piper at July 09, 2024 11:47 AM (p4NUW)

185 Col. Bearclaw is running for congress from the 7th district of VA.
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at July 09, 2024 11:44 AM (1FWWQ)
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I thought one of them was broke and begging for help or some such.

My mistake.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at July 09, 2024 11:48 AM (tT6L1)

186 I don't think I've seen a pic of Trump in which he was wearing anything other than a suit and tie.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus

Polo and khakis on the golf course.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at July 09, 2024 11:48 AM (qZEuM)

187 I don't think I've seen a pic of Trump in which he was wearing anything other than a suit and tie.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 09, 2024 11:46 AM (v6JzV)


Haven't you seen pix of him playing golf? Casual pants and polo shirt.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 09, 2024 11:48 AM (Q0kLU)

188 177 I don't think I've seen a pic of Trump in which he was wearing anything other than a suit and tie.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 09, 2024 11:46 AM (v6JzV)

There are pics of him golfing.
Polo shirt.

Posted by: Inogame at July 09, 2024 11:49 AM (53oGX)

189 don't think I've seen a pic of Trump in which he was wearing anything other than a suit and tie.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus

Polo and khakis on the golf course.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at July 09, 2024 11:48 AM (qZEuM)
_________

He was nekkid in the hooker pee tape

Posted by: Elric Blade at July 09, 2024 11:49 AM (iFTx/)

190 182
One might find that the bartender had a bit of an acting background... one might discover she's been pushed to play a role...
Posted by: Inogame

One might find she has forgotten this and now believes her own bs.

Posted by: Piper at July 09, 2024 11:49 AM (p4NUW)

191 I don't think I've seen a pic of Trump in which he was wearing anything other than a suit and tie.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus

Polo and khakis on the golf course.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory

Yeah, I guess I have seen that. I stand corrected.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 09, 2024 11:49 AM (v6JzV)

192 Polo and khakis on the golf course.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory


SEE! HE'S A PROUD BOY!!!!


QED

Posted by: Tonypete at July 09, 2024 11:49 AM (WXNFJ)

193 I wish plus-fours were back in style.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 09, 2024 11:49 AM (Q0kLU)

194 Hi, hon. Hope you are well.
Posted by: Ben Had at July 09, 2024 11:35 AM (5MvGY)

Hanging in. End of vacay staycay. Start of a long road. Trying to pretend that's not the case but overall can't really complain.

Posted by: ... at July 09, 2024 11:49 AM (fBIbM)

195 189
He was nekkid in the hooker pee tape
Posted by: Elric Blade at

Stop it. Fake or not, I do not want the image!

Posted by: Piper at July 09, 2024 11:49 AM (p4NUW)

196 Dress cover boobs.


BOOB THREAD!!!
Posted by: Tonypete at July 09, 2024 11:46 AM (WXNFJ)


And all this talk of BREAST pockets!

Posted by: Diogenes at July 09, 2024 11:50 AM (W/lyH)

197 Total agreement, the pResident needs to hold out until
Saturday.
My guess is the Lib/LIV voters will stay home and 'the cheat' will not be able to make up enough (except in AZ where Maricopa County, Tucson, and Flagstaff will out ballot the entire State).

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 09, 2024 11:50 AM (kQKm1)

198 The left may be in disarray right now, but pretty soon the movers and shakers are going to set them straight. It'll be all of a sudden too. The propaganda, the rank and file Democrats, various public entities aligned with the left, all of them will suddenly gel on "the plan."

If not... they may very well create a major crisis to "solve" so that the public is distracted while they do whatever it is as an alternative.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 09, 2024 11:50 AM (Q4IgG)

199 Ladies who were formerly gymnasts need to buy custom clothes as they generally have big shoulders, no waists, narrow hips, muscular thighs. When they age and get out of shape, they turn into the stereotype school bus driver barrel shape you see buying pork rinds and Mountain Dew for breakfast at the Gas-N-Go.

Posted by: Been Around at July 09, 2024 11:50 AM (V5BDR)

200 Okay, so fashion: I recently broached the $100 barrier for shoes. It's true, they are far more comfortable and well made than those below that mark.
Posted by: Archimedes at July 09, 2024 11:46 AM (xCA6C)

Are you M or F? I've guessed wrong many times already. Like, I believe I addressed Ben Had as a "Mr." once, and then saw her referred to as "she". I've been assuming you're male (and, also, you're always making me look words up).

Posted by: Lady Who Always Has a Burning Question at July 09, 2024 11:50 AM (JCLJi)

201 I don't think I've seen a pic of Trump in which he was wearing anything other than a suit and tie.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 09, 2024 11:46 AM (v6JzV)

There are pics of him golfing.
Polo shirt.
Posted by: Inogame at July 09, 2024 11:49 AM (53oGX)


And he drives his own golf cart.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 09, 2024 11:51 AM (W/lyH)

202 SEE! HE'S A PROUD BOY!!!!


QED

Posted by: Tonypete at July 09, 2024 11:49 AM


I wonder what happened to those fake fbi proud boys imposter guys? They were all over the news cycle for months and then they disappeared overnight.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at July 09, 2024 11:51 AM (QNSds)

203 Even SJL is not stupid enough to try and wear a Stetson in Texas let alone a rhinestone one.
Posted by: Ben Had at July 09, 2024 11:17 AM (5MvGY)

You know who really rocked a Stetson? The late Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 09, 2024 11:51 AM (pJe2/)

204 I don't think I've seen a pic of Trump in which he was wearing anything other than a suit and tie.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 09, 2024


***
A still pic, no, neither have I. The golf cart video of last week or earlier showed him in a polo and slacks, though.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at July 09, 2024 11:51 AM (J2vNu)

205 193 I wish plus-fours were back in style.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 09, 2024 11:49 AM (Q0kLU)

The cool part about my chosen attire is that it never goes out of style, because it was never in style. My late wife insisted on buying all my clothes, because she hated the crap I would wear, given the choice.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at July 09, 2024 11:51 AM (pohLc)

206 Are you M or F?

Who are you to assume those are my only choices?

j/k Male.

Posted by: Archimedes at July 09, 2024 11:51 AM (xCA6C)

207 CBC females drink from the same water as the weave yankers on a Carnival cruise.

Posted by: mr tmz at July 09, 2024 11:51 AM (rJ48h)

208 185 Col. Bearclaw is running for congress from the 7th district of VA.
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at July 09, 2024 11:44 AM (1FWWQ)
----------------
Welcome to the Occupied Territory of NOVA. The Empire of Ghettoes marches on.

Posted by: Pudinhead at July 09, 2024 11:51 AM (n17eQ)

209 It's a quick lunch and have to go to a job meeting way down a long road

Posted by: Skip at July 09, 2024 11:52 AM (g00p4)

210 dunno, if only there was a job where someone would look into the backgrounds and funding for our gov't representatives...

Like whom began the support out of nowhere of a bartender to unseat a long time incumbent.
One might find that the bartender had a bit of an acting background... one might discover she's been pushed to play a role...
Posted by: Inogame at July 09, 2024 11:47 AM (53oGX)
________

The buck-toothed booty bartender's case was more complicated. That district was reconfigured before her run to include parts of the Bronx with a demographic that would never vote for a pasty white guy. So it was a combination of the old incumbent being asleep at the wheel, the new gen of hard-left scumbuckets seeing an opportunity, and changing demographics that made the election of a black or latino inevitable.

Posted by: Elric Blade at July 09, 2024 11:52 AM (iFTx/)

211 I think the biggest traitors are always on the R side mostly because R's are *supposed* to have principles.

To be a leftist, zero integrity is the requirement and 99% of societal rewards are available for those without it, so it's always purported Rs who use our side and then jump ship.

Posted by: ... at July 09, 2024 11:52 AM (fBIbM)

212 > I wonder what happened to those fake fbi proud boys imposter guys? They were all over the news cycle for months and then they disappeared overnight.
------------
So did the Patriot Front feds after their "march" in Nashville the other day.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 09, 2024 11:52 AM (Q4IgG)

213 209 It's a quick lunch and have to go to a job meeting way down a long road
Posted by: Skip at

Use pebbles, not breadcrumbs, to find your way back.

Posted by: Piper at July 09, 2024 11:52 AM (p4NUW)

214 They are in the position where their only hope is to dig straight down to China...And even then, that won't be enough to save their bacon.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 09, 2024 11:42 AM (7fElN)

They are really, quite sincerely, fooked.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at July 09, 2024 11:43 AM (pohLc)

What terrifies me about this situation: Their only realistic option is to cheat at such a scale as to make 2020 look like child’s play. Then when people notice (as they inevitably will) crack down in an authoritarian fashion as to make the J6 persecutions look like child’s play. Would they dare go down such a route? To ask is to answer…

I’m rooting for the cooler heads; are there any in that party??

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at July 09, 2024 11:53 AM (2BAti)

215 "The shocking stupidity of some of our national representatives is a disgrace'


The real problem is the voters that believe their lies and posturing and can't see through the most obvious BS. You would think the internet would have mitigated this problem but not only are they easily duped, they are too lazy to spend a few minutes to look into things themselves.

Posted by: Ripley at July 09, 2024 11:53 AM (GUOwU)

216 I never added the pockets. It's a sleeker look without them.

So where do you keep your Walmart reading glasses?

Posted by: Oddbob at July 09, 2024 11:53 AM (/y8xj)

217 pi[Now i will go get another cup of tea and be depressed for a while.
Posted by: Question Authority bumper sticker at July 09, 2024

***
Is it possible to be depressed and infuriated at the same time?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at July 09, 2024 11:53 AM (J2vNu)

218 I wonder what happened to those fake fbi proud boys imposter guys? They were all over the news cycle for months and then they disappeared overnight.
Posted by: Mister Scott

We had a sighting of a few dozen in Nashville this past weekend. A number of folks tried to follow to gather intel but were thwarted by local LEOs.

Seriously - does anyone know even one Billy Bob that owns khakis? Hell, if I wear a polo around here I am the best dressed guy in town.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 09, 2024 11:54 AM (WXNFJ)

219 The real problem is the voters that believe their lies and posturing and can't see through the most obvious BS. You would think the internet would have mitigated this problem but not only are they easily duped, they are too lazy to spend a few minutes to look into things themselves.

They believe because they want to believe.

Posted by: Archimedes at July 09, 2024 11:54 AM (xCA6C)

220 I have to buy better shoes. Too many years of working on concrete floor did a number on my feet.

Plantar Fasciitis also tends to frown on ill fitting shoes.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at July 09, 2024 11:54 AM (tT6L1)

221 Ah. So, yes. $100 shoes would likely be kind of a big deal.

Posted by: Lady Who Always Has a Burning Question at July 09, 2024 11:55 AM (JCLJi)

222 As Mrs VIA tries to drag me into the world of reasonable fashion for men, and ditch the cargo shorts and tee shirts for public outings...

Jos. A. Banks.

The one in Mt Pleasant SC is staffed by wonderful folks, and when you catch the markdowns and sales, it is really affordable.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 09, 2024 11:55 AM (a1415)

223 Sundowner definitely has to dig in his heels
It's sure looking like the bus is about to run over him.
Even the Leftists who only watch Leftists shows have to be getting vibes Sundowner is done for

Posted by: Skip at July 09, 2024 11:55 AM (g00p4)

224 Plantar Fasciitis also tends to frown on ill fitting shoes.

My wife has that, and has had custom shoes prescribed by her podiatrist. They manage to combine hideously expensive with just plain old hideous.

Posted by: Archimedes at July 09, 2024 11:55 AM (xCA6C)

225 193 I wish plus-fours were back in style.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 09, 2024 11:49 AM (Q0kLU)

"Mister, we could use a man like Payne Stewart again..."

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at July 09, 2024 11:55 AM (T+Iwg)

226 Maybe it’s been covered, but RINO McCarthy(Luntz’ butt boy) knew about Dementia Joe and kept quiet about it?? Fucking traitor.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at July 09, 2024 11:55 AM (Aoykm)

227 Is it possible to be depressed and infuriated at the same time?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at July 09, 2024 11:53 AM (J2vNu)

See: March of 2020 on

Posted by: ... at July 09, 2024 11:56 AM (fBIbM)

228 211 I think the biggest traitors are always on the R side mostly because R's are *supposed* to have principles.

To be a leftist, zero integrity is the requirement and 99% of societal rewards are available for those without it, so it's always purported Rs who use our side and then jump ship.
Posted by: ...
======
The donor and leadership of the GOP is to the left of the party. They have and will continue to make deals with the 'reasonable' Dems until the destruction of the Republic is complete.

Trump is trying his greatest redevelopment scheme to rebuild the GOP before the comatose but still breathing corpse of the Republic passes on but time is not on his or our side.

Posted by: whig at July 09, 2024 11:57 AM (+hgea)

229 @185 one member of the squad, Jamaal Bowman, got beaten in his primary. You were probably thinking of him.

Posted by: Smell the Glove at July 09, 2024 11:57 AM (oSruC)

230 Ah. So, yes. $100 shoes would likely be kind of a big deal.

I never really got out of the old grad school bargain hunting phase until I retired. I have enough money, and decided "oh, to hell with this. If I don't spend some of it, it all goes to the kids".

Posted by: Archimedes at July 09, 2024 11:57 AM (xCA6C)

231 My wife has that, and has had custom shoes prescribed by her podiatrist. They manage to combine hideously expensive with just plain old hideous.
Posted by: Archimedes at July 09, 2024 11:55 AM (xCA6C)

My late wife had literally (I counted them) 100 pairs of shoes and 10 designer handbags. What did she wear daily? Fucking sneakers.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at July 09, 2024 11:57 AM (pohLc)

232 Jos. A. Banks.

The one in Mt Pleasant SC is staffed by wonderful folks, and when you catch the markdowns and sales, it is really affordable.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice


Is there ever a time when Jos. A Bank isn't having a markdown or sale?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 09, 2024 11:57 AM (v6JzV)

233 216 So where do you keep your Walmart reading glasses?
Posted by: Oddbob at July

His assistant carries them. Or he uses his very ion, very now fanny pack.*

*but why? They looked dumb the first time around,too!

Posted by: Piper at July 09, 2024 11:58 AM (p4NUW)

234 Gladiator II trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rgYUipGJNo

Looks fun.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, laughing at the clowns with Preston Sturges at July 09, 2024 11:58 AM (GBKbO)

235 He deserves sympathy. After all, he's an orphan.
Posted by: Democrats! at July 09, 2024 11:30 AM (uxCna)

Sighs, gathering dust.

Posted by: A Stout Hemp Rope at July 09, 2024 11:58 AM (pJe2/)

236 84 Fun under the radar story that John Ekdahl dug up: in 2022 the Marine Corpse Band was ordered to compose a version of Hail to the Chief for DOCTOR JILL. They played it a few times and then stopped when the press started asking questions.
Posted by: Ian S. at July 09, 2024 11:23 AM (3cXfB)

Homewrecker, Ed.D., fashion idiot, malignant narcissist...is there anything she can't do?

Posted by: Question Authority bumper sticker at July 09, 2024 11:59 AM (Rbu5d)

237 The donor and leadership of the GOP is to the left of the party. They have and will continue to make deals with the 'reasonable' Dems until the destruction of the Republic is complete.

Trump is trying his greatest redevelopment scheme to rebuild the GOP before the comatose but still breathing corpse of the Republic passes on but time is not on his or our side.


Perhaps it's not as black as that.

RNC’s embrace of Trump platform signals shift in GOP as old guard fades in influence

https://tinyurl.com/ye29xw3v

Posted by: Archimedes at July 09, 2024 11:59 AM (xCA6C)

238 Is it possible to be depressed and infuriated at the same time?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at July 09, 2024 11:53 AM (J2vNu)


How long have I been posting here?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 09, 2024 11:59 AM (Q0kLU)

239 I have to buy better shoes. Too many years of working on concrete floor did a number on my feet.

Plantar Fasciitis also tends to frown on ill fitting shoes.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at July 09, 2024 11:54 AM (tT6L1)
_______

Try hiking shoes like Lowa or the competitors. You don't need a true heavy hiking boot, but the new trend is for lower-cut "trailrunning" or "light hiking" shoes. The point is to get a shoe that's designed for comfort and support while walking or standing. I wear Lowa myself.

I would also recommend Hoka, but they are so trendy and blindingly gay I wouldn't be caught dead in them. But YDY.

Posted by: Elric Blade at July 09, 2024 11:59 AM (iFTx/)

240 179 I think people like PJ O’Rourke, who start off brilliant but then change and become establishment stooges, have spent their entire lives dreaming of being firmly ensconced in that establishment. They used their writing skill ill as a tool to get there, but the things they said were always just tools to advance their careers; they never really believed them.
So, once they achieve their position they gladly sell out anything they’ve ever done or said before, just to hold on to that position.
Posted by: Tom Servo
=======
Also see Tom Paine's career trajectory after his most famous pamphlet.

Posted by: whig at July 09, 2024 11:59 AM (+hgea)

241 We had a sighting of a few dozen in Nashville this past weekend. A number of folks tried to follow to gather intel but were thwarted by local LEOs.

Which tells you all you need to know.

Funny how 'protect and serve' only works when it's for the benefit of the left, isn't it?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 09, 2024 12:00 PM (Q0kLU)

242 239 I would also recommend Hoka, but they are so trendy and blindingly gay I wouldn't be caught dead in them. But YDY.
Posted by: Elric Blade

I lOVE my Hokas. But I am a girl.

Posted by: Piper at July 09, 2024 12:00 PM (p4NUW)

243 233 216 So where do you keep your Walmart reading glasses?
Posted by: Oddbob at July

My reading glasses are clic-it.. You wear around your neck and they have a magnet to click when you bring them up to read ... Never lose them

Posted by: It's me donna at July 09, 2024 12:00 PM (IyPmt)

244 I always thought the skinny ties looked pretty strack. I think it was basically the IBM uniform. Slacks, dress shirt, and a crew cut or similar.

The 70s style guidelines looked goofy as hell. Fat ties, polyester, goofy haircuts, the whole bit.

Posted by: Common Tater at July 09, 2024 12:00 PM (ada2f)

245 "Is there ever a time when Jos. A Bank isn't having a markdown or sale?"

Kinda like Harbor Freight, there is always a sale.

BUT....gotta find the sale or markdown on what it is that you are looking for.

For example, a certain type of suit, on sale. Coupled with the Independence Day 25% off everything sale suddenly gets you into a suit that you previously might not have afforded, and settled for a cheaper quality suit.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 09, 2024 12:01 PM (a1415)

246 As Mrs VIA tries to drag me into the world of reasonable fashion for men, and ditch the cargo shorts and tee shirts for public outings...


Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 09, 2024 11:55 AM (a1415)


I can actually hear your voices in this conversation in my head right now. And I'm laughing hysterically!

Posted by: Doof at July 09, 2024 12:01 PM (RhGG0)

247 The 70s style guidelines looked goofy as hell. Fat ties, polyester, goofy haircuts, the whole bit.
Posted by: Common Tater

80's hairdos and shoulder pads for the women was something else too!

Posted by: Tonypete at July 09, 2024 12:01 PM (WXNFJ)

248 I would also recommend Hoka, but they are so trendy and blindingly gay I wouldn't be caught dead in them. But YDY.
Posted by: Elric Blade at July 09, 2024 11:59 AM (iFTx/)
-----------

Merrell.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at July 09, 2024 12:02 PM (tT6L1)

249 173 DEFCON 1: It's turning into a dress thread.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at July 09, 2024 11:45 AM (qZEuM)


I miss Oregon Muse.

Posted by: Emmie at July 09, 2024 12:02 PM (Sf2cq)

250 What terrifies me about this situation: Their only realistic option is to cheat at such a scale as to make 2020 look like child’s play. Then when people notice (as they inevitably will) crack down in an authoritarian fashion as to make the J6 persecutions look like child’s play. Would they dare go down such a route? To ask is to answer…

I’m rooting for the cooler heads; are there any in that party??

Posted by: LinusVanPelt


The real question is, do they have the competence to carry out those contingency plans with any real degree of success?

Let's just say, I like our chances.

Posted by: Brother Tim sez fuck cancer at July 09, 2024 12:03 PM (OUMaO)

251 Clipper Craft! They band together to get you the lowest possible price. Blazers starting at $75

Posted by: Common Tater at July 09, 2024 12:03 PM (ada2f)

252 84 Fun under the radar story that John Ekdahl dug up: in 2022 the Marine Corpse Band was ordered to compose a version of Hail to the Chief for DOCTOR JILL. They played it a few times and then stopped when the press started asking questions.

i'm'a just assume it was based on yakkety sax

Posted by: stochastic kulak anachronda at July 09, 2024 12:03 PM (sGtp+)

253 I can actually hear your voices in this conversation in my head right now. And I'm laughing hysterically!
Posted by: Doof at July 09, 2024 12:01 PM (RhGG0)
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Heh.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at July 09, 2024 12:03 PM (tT6L1)

254 115 Cori Bush was just on tv saying the same right wing influencers who are trying to take down her are trying to take down Joey. She must think there are a lot of right wingers amongst the Dems. Or she's dumb as a stump
Posted by: Smell the Glove at July 09, 2024 11:31 AM (oSruC)

Cori, Cori, Cori...
We're not trying to take you down. We're merely laughing at you.

It's your fellow communists trying to take you down.

Posted by: Question Authority bumper sticker at July 09, 2024 12:03 PM (Rbu5d)

255 250 The real question is, do they have the competence to carry out those contingency plans with any real degree of success?

Let's just say, I like our chances.
Posted by: Brother Tim sez fuck cancer at July 09, 2024 12:03 PM (OUMaO)

=======

Running one stack of ballots through a counting machine over and over again doesn't require a lot of competence, and yet that's what won them Georgia in 2020.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, laughing at the clowns with Preston Sturges at July 09, 2024 12:03 PM (GBKbO)

256 I would also recommend Hoka, but they are so trendy and blindingly gay I wouldn't be caught dead in them. But YDY.
Posted by: Elric Blade

I lOVE my Hokas. But I am a girl.
Posted by: Piper at July 09, 2024 12:00 PM (p4NUW)

_____________

Hoka are quality shoes and took over the higher-end market in part because the dominant brands -- Nike, etc -- were made-by-slaves garbage. Customers noticed the higher quality of Hoka and made the switch. But they are so flamboyantly homosexual, I can't wear them. Plus, they're too trendy for me. I don't do trendy.

Posted by: Elric Blade at July 09, 2024 12:03 PM (iFTx/)

257 Is it possible to be depressed and infuriated at the same time?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere

How long have I been posting here?
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing


The Horde, in a nutshell.

Posted by: Brother Tim sez fuck cancer at July 09, 2024 12:04 PM (OUMaO)

258 "And I'm laughing hysterically!"

But of course you are.
You know us.

Yeh, I'm suddenly dressing 'Charleston Casual'.

And actually kinda liking it.

And I can rock the Fedora with the shorts and shoes, I'm telling you!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 09, 2024 12:04 PM (a1415)

259 Re fashion:
Some people concentrate on one thing. For me, it's jewelry and shoes. I have two pairs of Erte earrings. I wear them with jeans.

Posted by: Wenda at July 09, 2024 12:04 PM (4GhzG)

260 108 There's this new fashion trend now that drives me nuts -- no breast pocket on men's dress shirts. Gah!

Missing a place for a pocket protector, are we?

Posted by: Archimedes at July 09, 2024 11:30 AM (xCA6C)
----
Circular slide rule
https://tinyurl.com/78fdbw8w

Posted by: Ciampino - Si Ispettore, e un calcolatore at July 09, 2024 12:04 PM (qfLjt)

261 The Trumps most likely have "bespoke" clothes made for them. I doubt Don would get anything "off the rack" and double that for the gorgeous Melania.

Posted by: Question Authority bumper sticker at July 09, 2024 12:05 PM (Rbu5d)

262 Fashion Thread

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at July 09, 2024 12:05 PM (ufFY8)

263 244 The 70s style guidelines looked goofy as hell. Fat ties, polyester, goofy haircuts, the whole bit.

it was an elegant weapon for a more civilized age.

Posted by: stochastic kulak anachronda at July 09, 2024 12:05 PM (sGtp+)

264 Running one stack of ballots through a counting machine over and over again doesn't require a lot of competence, and yet that's what won them Georgia in 2020.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, laughing at the clowns with Preston Sturges at July 09, 2024 12:03 PM (GBKbO)

But it does require incompetence to allow it to occur without substantive challenge.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 09, 2024 12:05 PM (d9fT1)

265 What did she wear daily? Fucking sneakers.
Posted by: Xipe Totec


They've got special shoes for every sport, don't they?

Posted by: mikeski at July 09, 2024 12:05 PM (ZacHB)

266 248 I would also recommend Hoka, but they are so trendy and blindingly gay I wouldn't be caught dead in them. But YDY.
Posted by: Elric Blade at July 09, 2024 11:59 AM (iFTx/)
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Merrell.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at July 09, 2024 12:02 PM (tT6L1)

Seconded

Posted by: Inogame at July 09, 2024 12:05 PM (53oGX)

267 My Grandpa dressed like a NASA engineer. But then, he was a NASA engineer, contracted out of Boeing.

My Dad's field engineer job had a dress code that required the same look, short-sleeve white shirt, black slacks and black tie, and polished black leather shoes.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Come Sail Away with me, You guys at July 09, 2024 12:05 PM (xPJvm)

268 And I can rock the Fedora with the shorts and shoes, I'm telling you!
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 09, 2024 12:04 PM (a1415)
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This I expect to see in Oct.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at July 09, 2024 12:05 PM (tT6L1)

269 I was quite pleased with Jos. A. Banks. Husband got a nice supply of dress shirts at $20 each. Nice cotton fabric that irons well or needs no ironing at all. So far, we've only purchased dress shirts from them.

Posted by: Emmie at July 09, 2024 12:05 PM (Sf2cq)

270 "And I'm laughing hysterically!"

But of course you are.
You know us.

Yeh, I'm suddenly dressing 'Charleston Casual'.

And actually kinda liking it.

And I can rock the Fedora with the shorts and shoes, I'm telling you!
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 09, 2024 12:04 PM (a1415)


I need a photo!!

Posted by: Doof at July 09, 2024 12:05 PM (RhGG0)

271 246 As Mrs VIA tries to drag me into the world of reasonable fashion for men, and ditch the cargo shorts and tee shirts for public outings...


Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 09, 2024 11:55 AM (a1415)


this issue must be going around on the underground wimmin's telegraph, especially the jorts angle

Posted by: DanMan at July 09, 2024 12:05 PM (8uzBS)

272 The real question is, do they have the competence to carry out those contingency plans with any real degree of success?

Let's just say, I like our chances.
Posted by: Brother Tim sez fuck cancer

Running one stack of ballots through a counting machine over and over again doesn't require a lot of competence, and yet that's what won them Georgia in 2020.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, laughing at the clowns with Preston Sturges


I meant the "putting down the unrest when the norms clearly see it's all bullshit" part.

Posted by: Brother Tim sez fuck cancer at July 09, 2024 12:05 PM (OUMaO)

273 259 Some people concentrate on one thing. For me, it's jewelry and shoes. I have two pairs of Erte earrings. I wear them with jeans.

denim earrings?

Posted by: stochastic kulak anachronda at July 09, 2024 12:06 PM (sGtp+)

274 Heh, you don't need a breast pocket, you need a 'murse' (ManPurse) to carry all your stuff so you pockets don't look like you are misshapen.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 09, 2024 12:06 PM (kQKm1)

275 264 But it does require incompetence to allow it to occur without substantive challenge.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 09, 2024 12:05 PM (d9fT1)

========

Incompetence is one way.

Complicit desire is another.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, laughing at the clowns with Preston Sturges at July 09, 2024 12:06 PM (GBKbO)

276 Missing a place for a pocket protector, are we?

Posted by: Archimedes
----
Circular slide rule
https://tinyurl.com/78fdbw8w
Posted by: Ciampino

I like to stick small tools in my pockets when needed. Actually, I could use a pocket big enough to hold that 6 foot long training slide rule that was hung at the front of the classroom.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 09, 2024 12:06 PM (WXNFJ)

277 "This I expect to see in Oct."

Good Lord willing, and the creek don't rise!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 09, 2024 12:07 PM (a1415)

278 Yep. Gladiator II looks like fun.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at July 09, 2024 12:07 PM (qZEuM)

279 Fashion Thread
Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at July 09, 2024 12:05 PM (ufFY


*lifts glass in honor of Oregon Muse and his Chess/Dress Thread*

Posted by: Doof at July 09, 2024 12:07 PM (RhGG0)

280 i'm'a just assume it was based on yakkety sax

"Well maybe next year..."

Posted by: Oddbob at July 09, 2024 12:07 PM (/y8xj)

281 My wife buys shoes. A lot. But they are all boots (cowboy and hiking) and sneakers. She has one pair of dress flats for weddings, funerals, and other sad occasions.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Come Sail Away with me, You guys at July 09, 2024 12:07 PM (xPJvm)

282 221 Ah. So, yes. $100 shoes would likely be kind of a big deal.
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I have a recently purchased pair of Florsheim brown wingtips that I am quite fond of. Who knew Florsheim could deliver happiness?

Posted by: Pudinhead at July 09, 2024 12:07 PM (n17eQ)

283 Running one stack of ballots through a counting machine over and over again doesn't require a lot of competence, and yet that's what won them Georgia in 2020.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, laughing at the clowns with Preston Sturges at July 09, 2024 12:03 PM (GBKbO)

But it does require incompetence to allow it to occur without substantive challenge.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 09, 2024 12:05 PM (d9fT1)
_____

Well, in fairness some people like Rudy Giuliani did challenge it. He got sued by the vote fraud criminals and lost his entire life savings over it. And his accusations were backed up by incontrovertible video evidence.

Posted by: Elric Blade at July 09, 2024 12:07 PM (iFTx/)

284 "I need a photo!!"

Eventually....

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 09, 2024 12:08 PM (a1415)

285 255 250 The real question is, do they have the competence to carry out those contingency plans with any real degree of success?

Let's just say, I like our chances.
Posted by: Brother Tim sez fuck cancer at July 09, 2024 12:03 PM (OUMaO)

=======

Running one stack of ballots through a counting machine over and over again doesn't require a lot of competence, and yet that's what won them Georgia in 2020.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, laughing at the clowns with Preston Sturges at July 09, 2024 12:03 PM (GBKbO)

You know.. that vid of them telling everyone to go home then pulling suitcases of ballots out from under tables was debunked.. and Rudy lost millions in a defamation suit from his lying eyes...

or something...

Posted by: Inogame at July 09, 2024 12:08 PM (53oGX)

286 278 Yep. Gladiator II looks like fun.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at July 09, 2024 12:07 PM (qZEuM)

======

Ridable rhinos.

Naval battles in the Coliseum (which did actually happen).

Denzel.

Should be a good time.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, laughing at the clowns with Preston Sturges at July 09, 2024 12:08 PM (GBKbO)

287 I like to stick small tools in my pockets when needed. Actually, I could use a pocket big enough to hold that 6 foot long training slide rule that was hung at the front of the classroom.

You need some sort of back sheath like those you see in Conan movies. Instead of a sword, you pull out a...slide rule.

Posted by: Archimedes at July 09, 2024 12:08 PM (xCA6C)

288 As I recall, Jos. A. Bank will sell you separates, i.e., trousers that fit you and a jacket that also fits, not necessarily a combo. So if you need a different size of pants or jacket from the usual pairings, you can do it.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at July 09, 2024 12:08 PM (J2vNu)

289 That Millikohn meme will never get old...

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at July 09, 2024 12:09 PM (1FWWQ)

290 with plantar fasciitis you can use more shoe types if you get really good inserts! custom ones like SuperFeet

that's my recommendation

Posted by: BlackOrchid at July 09, 2024 12:09 PM (s3qiR)

291 I wonder what happened to those fake fbi proud boys imposter guys? They were all over the news cycle for months and then they disappeared overnight.
Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at July 09, 2024 11:51 AM (QNSds

You may be thinking of the glowie front group, Patriot Front.
Proud Boys were started by a hipster named Gavin Mcsumpin or other and they kinda got sent to jail or otherwise legally harrassed into oblivion

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 09, 2024 12:09 PM (FCbAQ)

292 But they are so flamboyantly homosexual, I can't wear them. Plus, they're too trendy for me. I don't do trendy.
Posted by: Elric Blade at

I blend trendy with tried and true. My go to casual, run around shoe right now are my Adidas Sambas (arguably trendy), unless I am feeling particularly lazy, then it is my slip on Supergas. I have a few pair of Supergas, slip on and regular from before they became trendy so we will count that in the timeless column.

Posted by: Piper at July 09, 2024 12:09 PM (p4NUW)

293 Merrell has a line of wide toe box athletic shoes, Glove, that are very refreshing for feet. And their Hydromocs are a huge improvement of the Crocs concept.

Posted by: Emmie at July 09, 2024 12:09 PM (Sf2cq)

294 "Husband got a nice supply of dress shirts at $20 each. Nice cotton fabric that irons well or needs no ironing at all. So far, we've only purchased dress shirts from them."

Amazon carries the multi-size pack of collar stays made of stainless.

Comes in handy to replace the plastic ones that come with the shirts, and get lost.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 09, 2024 12:09 PM (a1415)

295 You need some sort of back sheath like those you see in Conan movies. Instead of a sword, you pull out a...slide rule.
Posted by: Archimedes at July 09, 2024 12:08 PM (xCA6C)

watch me while I whip this out - Sherriff Bart

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at July 09, 2024 12:10 PM (NtVYv)

296 188 There are pics of him golfing.
Polo shirt.


what does he wear for polo?

Posted by: stochastic kulak anachronda at July 09, 2024 12:10 PM (sGtp+)

297 269 I was quite pleased with Jos. A. Banks. Husband got a nice supply of dress shirts at $20 each. Nice cotton fabric that irons well or needs no ironing at all. So far, we've only purchased dress shirts from them.
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Two thumbs up for Jos. A. Banks. They provide great slacks that fit me to a tee. Very happy with them. Shopping for work clothes sucks. Downside is that Biden gets his suits from Joseph, too.

Posted by: Pudinhead at July 09, 2024 12:10 PM (n17eQ)

298 And their Hydromocs are a huge improvement of the Crocs concept.

What wouldn't be?

Posted by: Archimedes at July 09, 2024 12:10 PM (xCA6C)

299 Hmm, I see a nice vintage gray herringbone tweed suit on Etsy. I wonder. . .

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 09, 2024 12:11 PM (Q0kLU)

300 NBC News, of all sources, interviewed a Parkinson's doctor. He has zero doubts about Biden.

https://youtu.be/97ZIHY2QcDI

Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 09, 2024 12:11 PM (uqTQ6)

301 You need some sort of back sheath like those you see in Conan movies. Instead of a sword, you pull out a...slide rule.
Posted by: Archimedes


To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the equations of their virgins.

Posted by: Conan the Librarian at July 09, 2024 12:11 PM (ZacHB)

302 Yep. Gladiator II looks like fun.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at July 09, 2024 12:07 PM (qZEuM)

======

Ridable rhinos.

Naval battles in the Coliseum (which did actually happen).

Denzel.

Should be a good time.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, laughing at the clowns with Preston Sturges at July 09, 2024 12:08 PM (GBKbO)
_____

But also that insufferable cocksucker Pedro Pascal who I want to punch repeatedly in the face. So there's that. And yet another odd 20-something Irish dude that apparently came straight from the Barry Keoghan Factory of Odd 20-Something Irish Lads.

Posted by: Elric Blade at July 09, 2024 12:12 PM (iFTx/)

303 I have the fashion sense of a guy who is 29 and has given up. My trophy wife, OTOH, puts herself together very well.

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at July 09, 2024 12:12 PM (1FWWQ)

304 Got Bluey going on the DEIsney channel.

8 minute episodes which are relatively quiet, decent music in the background.

Episode ends, and DEIsney starts with their commercials for their shit shows. Incredibly loud, constant, hyperactive noise, lights, and 2-second cuts.

No wonder kids have the attention span of gnats, and the intelligence of slugs.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at July 09, 2024 12:12 PM (ufFY8)

305 The tunnels for covid social distancing one was very creative

Posted by: DNC at July 09, 2024 12:12 PM (oasF3)

306 "Bank will sell you separates, i.e., trousers that fit you and a jacket that also fits, not necessarily a combo. "

Yup, that was what they did last week.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 09, 2024 12:12 PM (a1415)

307 Every woman should have at least one pair of CFM pumps.

Posted by: J. Random 'Ron at July 09, 2024 12:12 PM (TTO0Z)

308 To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the equations of their virgins.
Posted by: Conan the Librarian at July 09, 2024 12:11 PM (ZacHB)
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Gary, is that you?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at July 09, 2024 12:12 PM (tT6L1)

309 My wife buys shoes. A lot. But they are all boots (cowboy and hiking) and sneakers. She has one pair of dress flats for weddings, funerals, and other sad occasions.
Posted by: Pug Mahon
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I have more running shoes + hiking boots than all other shoes.

Brooks for road running, Salomon for trail running, Merrell for hiking

Closest I have to dress shoes are Born clogs.

(I became a librarian partly for the sensible shoes.)

Posted by: screaming in digital at July 09, 2024 12:12 PM (iZbyp)

310 302 But also that insufferable cocksucker Pedro Pascal who I want to punch repeatedly in the face. So there's that. And yet another odd 20-something Irish dude that apparently came straight from the Barry Keoghan Factory of Odd 20-Something Irish Lads.
Posted by: Elric Blade at July 09, 2024 12:12 PM (iFTx/)

=======

Seems like Pascal is the bad guy, at least.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, laughing at the clowns with Preston Sturges at July 09, 2024 12:13 PM (GBKbO)

311 My wife buys shoes. A lot. But they are all boots (cowboy and hiking) and sneakers. She has one pair of dress flats for weddings, funerals, and other sad occasions.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Come Sail Away with me, You guys at July 09, 2024 12:07 PM (xPJvm)


My wife asked why I had so many fishing rods. I asked her why she had so many shoes. That's when the fight started.

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at July 09, 2024 12:13 PM (NtVYv)

312 There are pics of him golfing.
Polo shirt.

what does he wear for polo?
Posted by: stochastic kulak anachronda


A bowling shirt. Duh.

Posted by: mikeski at July 09, 2024 12:13 PM (ZacHB)

313 Hmm, I see a nice vintage gray herringbone tweed suit on Etsy. I wonder. . .
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 09, 2024


***
I'd like a tweed suit. Unfortunately:

I have several Harris Tweed jackets already; and

In this climate, just looking at a tweed suit (outside the 3 days a year when I need one) would make me sweat.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at July 09, 2024 12:13 PM (J2vNu)

314 For Blake:

https://heelthatpain.com/treatments/htp-heel-seats/

I had plantar fasciitis a few years ago. Climbing stairs was agony for me. I used these "heel seats" for a couple of years in all my shoes. Problem solved completely. They are cheap enough to be worth a try for you.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 09, 2024 12:15 PM (pJe2/)

315 I have a closet full of men's dress clothes. Work sort of demanded it. Now that I'm retired I don't wear any of that stuff. None of it was "good" by practical standards, but "good enough" for where I worked. Shirts, ties, slacks and several pairs of dress shoes.

I haven't worn much of anything since retirement except for sweats or very casual jeans and t-shirts.

I think my clothing budget last year was $50.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 09, 2024 12:16 PM (Q4IgG)

316 My wife asked why I had so many fishing rods. I asked her why she had so many shoes. That's when the fight started.
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Remind her that women talk too much. Then run.

Posted by: Pudinhead at July 09, 2024 12:16 PM (n17eQ)

317 Every woman should have at least one pair of CFM pumps.
Posted by: J. Random 'Ron

This is correct.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at July 09, 2024 12:16 PM (qZEuM)

318 All this talk of shoes, and I can't believe no one's mentioned Crocs yet.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 09, 2024 12:16 PM (v6JzV)

319 "Bank will sell you separates, i.e., trousers that fit you and a jacket that also fits, not necessarily a combo. "
*
Yup, that was what they did last week.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 09, 2024


***
We have one store in the western suburbs. I really should visit. . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at July 09, 2024 12:16 PM (J2vNu)

320 Nood

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at July 09, 2024 12:17 PM (w9Wax)

321 Oh goody, I need to mow he lawn, and we are under a heat advisory.

Shot: it's only 88.2 degrees in the back yard.

Chaser: Heat index is 105.9


Maybe I should just stay on the blog till the sun goes down.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 09, 2024 12:17 PM (a1415)

322
I had plantar fasciitis a few years ago. Climbing stairs was agony for me. I used these "heel seats" for a couple of years in all my shoes. Problem solved completely. They are cheap enough to be worth a try for you.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 09, 2024 12:15 PM (pJe2/)
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Seriously, I've discovered Merrell builds shoes which fit my foot dimensions very well. It's when I stray from other than Merrell I start having issues.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at July 09, 2024 12:17 PM (tT6L1)

323 Noodus "Latrine Jane Pissoir"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at July 09, 2024 12:17 PM (J2vNu)

324 All this talk of shoes, and I can't believe no one's mentioned Crocs yet.

Who wants to tell him?

Posted by: Archimedes at July 09, 2024 12:17 PM (xCA6C)

325 I never added the pockets. It's a sleeker look without them.
Posted by: Elric Blade


I couldn't give a damn about the look. I need my pockets!

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus


Pens belong in the suit jacket pocket.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at July 09, 2024 12:17 PM (lTGtQ)

326 I only have a total of 5 pair of footwear. But I have more than 30 guns. Priorities.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at July 09, 2024 12:17 PM (pohLc)

327 Oo the millikohn... nice call back to a classic.

Posted by: Drunken Yoda at July 09, 2024 12:18 PM (ilHZO)

328 Seriously, I've discovered Merrell builds shoes which fit my foot dimensions very well. It's when I stray from other than Merrell I start having issues.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at July 09, 2024 12:17 PM (tT6L1)

I know we've been nooded, but I have three pair of Merrell boots. Love them.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Come Sail Away with me, You guys at July 09, 2024 12:18 PM (xPJvm)

329 (I became a librarian partly for the sensible shoes.)
Posted by: screaming in digital at July 09, 2024 12:12 PM


What of those cinematic scenes where the librarian is letting her hair down and taking off her glasses? They're not wearing sensible shoes!

Posted by: J. Random 'Ron at July 09, 2024 12:18 PM (TTO0Z)

330 153 What's the the name of the big Gazan synagogue?
Posted by: Northernlurker

Temple on the Mound

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at July 09, 2024 11:41 AM (w9Wax)
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YES!
And I want it restored with that abomination removed.
'Cause History.
And I'm not even Jewish!

Posted by: Ciampino - Si Ispettore, la moschea e brutta at July 09, 2024 12:20 PM (qfLjt)

331 LOL.

Ratty white T-shirts with various designs when I am at home, mostly golf (polo) shirts and jeans when compelled to go about in public.

I have a shitload of various ties ageing in the closet from my plant engineer days (but not around rotating equipment!).

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at July 09, 2024 12:20 PM (ufFY8)

332 And willowed, of course.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at July 09, 2024 12:21 PM (ufFY8)

333 All this talk of shoes, and I can't believe no one's mentioned Crocs yet.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 09, 2024 12:16 PM (v6JzV)


Because they're not shoes.

they may technically be footwear, but...

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 09, 2024 12:24 PM (FCbAQ)

334 "Idiocracy" was supposed to be satire, not a "how-to" manual.

Posted by: No one of any consequence at July 09, 2024 12:27 PM (VuZH8)

335 These scum are drawn to power like horse flies to horse manure.

Law doesn't matter to them; they're criminals. If there's some legal nicety that stands in their way of putting up some other candidate, they'll simply brush it aside.

They are, basically, cannibals. Or, if you prefer, cancerous tumors on the body politic.

Posted by: Beverly at July 09, 2024 02:02 PM (Epeb0)

336 There's a demon out there at Mach 1 and it gives no shits about DEI.

Putting stupid people into important positions will only lead to disaster.

Posted by: Dirac_Delta at July 09, 2024 02:15 PM (JSF6W)

337 "But what is it about public service that attracts the stupidest, most jingoistic fanatics among us?"

They have found the way to talk themselves out of having to earn a living.

Posted by: iowaan at July 09, 2024 03:26 PM (3H2LN)

338 "Degrees in Lesbian Studies and Sociology and other post-modern nonsense degrees that require almost no effort are perfectly acceptable...even valued!"

When i went to my sister's PHD award ceremony, they awarded the masters degrees first, in alphabetical order. Most (~80%) of the masters degrees were in sociology, there wasn't a hard science degree awarded uptil they reached M, and that was for bio-medical engineering to a woman with an Indian (meaning the sub-continent) sounding name.

Posted by: iowaan at July 09, 2024 03:33 PM (3H2LN)

339 274 Heh, you don't need a breast pocket, you need a 'murse' (ManPurse) to carry all your stuff so you pockets don't look like you are misshapen.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron
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A photographer/fisherman vest. Carry everything you might need, and covers the P365 nicely.
If it's good enough for Gunsite, it's good enough for me.

Posted by: buddhaha at July 09, 2024 05:44 PM (lm7jr)

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