Save the Humans: The Turning Point [VIDEO]

Arts • Views: 26,566

YouTube

‘The Turning Point’ explores the destruction of the environment, climate change and species extinction from different perspective. Music by Wantaways.

Created in After Effects, Premiere Pro, Clip Studio Pro and Cinema 4D.

Written, directed and animated by Steve Cutts

Follow me here:
instagram.com
facebook.com
stevecutts.com

Music by Wantaways
► Stream song on Spotify:  open.spotify.com;
► Download song on iTunes:    music.apple.com;

► Subscribe to Wantaways on YouTube: bit.ly
► Stream song on Soundcloud: SoundCloud

THE TURNING POINT Song Lyrics

My heart is free
My heart is free
No place where I would rather be

My heart is free
My heart is free
Until you come to rescue me

You find me here
You find me here
You dry my eyes and shed a tear
You turn me bad
You turn me good
Forget to hope and learn to fear

CHORUS

Tell me that its good
If we do something
Believe in something
I don’t think I should
If it aint nothing
If it aint nothing good

My heart is free
My heart is free
No place where I would rather be 
You find me here
You find me here
You dry my eyes and shed a tear

CHORUS

Jump to bottom

288 comments
1
Dread Pirate  Jan 4, 2020 • 8:58:09pm

Charles, this has been happening to me all day. Is it Firefox or this site?

2
plansbandc  Jan 4, 2020 • 8:59:33pm
3
BigPapa  Jan 4, 2020 • 8:59:37pm

re: #1 Dread Pirate

Iranian hackers already PWNing.

4
Dread Pirate  Jan 4, 2020 • 9:05:23pm
5
garzooma  Jan 4, 2020 • 9:14:19pm

re: #3 BigPapa

Iranian hackers already PWNing.

Speaking of hacking, Scientific American had an article last month on vulnerabilities in the GPS system:

In incidents involving at least four major airports in recent years, approaching pilots have suddenly lost GPS guidance. […] Security analysts and aerospace engineers who have studied the events say the likely cause in at least some instances is malicious interference. […] Crippled GPS could shut down an airport. If someone hacked GPS and instrument landing systems at the major airports in the greater New York City area, there would be no easy place to send arriving planes. Incoming transoceanic flights in particular would start to run out of fuel.

But at least the Iranians would be deterred by the vulnerability of their own systems. Oh, wait, they won’t:

The real shocker is that U.S. rivals do not face this vulnerability. China, Russia and Iran [emphasis added] have terrestrial backup systems that GPS users can switch to and that are much more difficult to override than the satellite-based GPS system.

6
GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 4, 2020 • 9:16:13pm

re: #5 garzooma

It’s like we are begging them to fuck our shit up. And they will.

7
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 4, 2020 • 9:31:50pm
8
Dread Pirate  Jan 4, 2020 • 9:34:05pm

re: #5 garzooma

The Lone Gunmen (2001) Pilot

The Lone Gunmen investigate the suspicious death of Byers’ father, a top tier government agent, and discover a top secret plan for a false flag operation to crash a plane into the World Trade Center.

9
Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jan 4, 2020 • 9:49:12pm

Well, I need to hit the rack.

Tomorrow is Toll Road Sunday, where Illinois charges us to escape the state.

When we get home, they can call off the drone search for us. /s

10
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 4, 2020 • 9:51:34pm

Camp Simba area

11
Ace-o-aces  Jan 4, 2020 • 9:53:37pm
12
Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 4, 2020 • 9:58:32pm

re: #8 Dread Pirate

The Lone Gunmen (2001) Pilot

The Lone Gunmen investigate the suspicious death of Byers’ father, a top tier government agent, and discover a top secret plan for a false flag operation to crash a plane into the World Trade Center.

TV Show “The Lone Gunmen” Predicts 9/11 (Six Months Before It Happened)

I am sure you can imagine the 9/11 truthers have been all over this one for awhile. The guy who played Langly on the show is now a full blown conspiracy nut.

For their part, the writers say it was an unfortunate coincidence and that while developing the episode they had to choose a high profile target a terrorist might want to hit and of course the WTC was high on that list.

Also, the planning for 9/11 began around 1997 so Al-Qaeda was already gunning for the Trade Center before this TV show aired a single episode.

13
Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jan 4, 2020 • 10:00:31pm

re: #12 Eclectic Cyborg

Plus the World Trade Center had already been attacked in 1993.

14
Dread Pirate  Jan 4, 2020 • 10:03:34pm

re: #12 Eclectic Cyborg

Actually, pretty much nobody brought that up. I did, when Ms. Rice stated, “Nobody could have imagined somebody would fly into the WTC.”

edit, fixed missing word.

15
prairiefire  Jan 4, 2020 • 10:11:34pm

I remember reading in USATODAY in the late 90’s, that targeting tall landmarks with stolen planes was a real possibility.

16
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 4, 2020 • 10:20:09pm

re: #12 Eclectic Cyborg

In Tom Clancy’s Debt of Honor (1994) a distraught pilot crashes a JAL 747 into the US Capitol during a joint session of congress
I’m sure there plenty of examples in fiction writing of civil aviation being used as a terrorist weapon

17
Dread Pirate  Jan 4, 2020 • 10:29:36pm
18
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 4, 2020 • 10:37:46pm
19
Dread Pirate  Jan 4, 2020 • 10:47:16pm
20
Dread Pirate  Jan 4, 2020 • 10:48:15pm

SA talking shit against their foe, Qatar.

21
Teukka  Jan 4, 2020 • 10:48:22pm

Currently playing in this lizards lair:

Adagio in G Minor (Albinoni)

22
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 4, 2020 • 10:50:51pm
23
Dread Pirate  Jan 4, 2020 • 10:51:51pm

Passe-moé la puck.

24
Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 4, 2020 • 10:53:20pm

25
FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jan 4, 2020 • 11:07:36pm

re: #16 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

In Tom Clancy’s Debt of Honor (1994) a distraught pilot crashes a JAL 747 into the US Capitol during a joint session of congress
I’m sure there plenty of examples in fiction writing of civil aviation being used as a terrorist weapon

A B-25 bomber in 1945 crashed into the Empire State Building.

26
Dread Pirate  Jan 4, 2020 • 11:09:43pm

No shit.

27
Dread Pirate  Jan 4, 2020 • 11:21:21pm
28
Cheechako  Jan 4, 2020 • 11:34:03pm

So, how cold is it where you’re at?

The physics of 40 below

29
Dr Lizardo  Jan 4, 2020 • 11:34:12pm

re: #14 Dread Pirate

Actually, pretty much nobody brought that up. I did, when Ms. Rice stated, “Nobody could have imagined somebody would fly into the WTC.”

edit, fixed missing word.

In The Medusa Touch, there’s a scene where a plane (747, IIRC) crashes into the WTC.

30
Teukka  Jan 4, 2020 • 11:38:34pm

re: #29 Dr Lizardo

In The Medusa Touch, there’s a scene where a plane (747, IIRC) crashes into the WTC.

Just checked the film O.O
The Medusa Touch

31
Dr Lizardo  Jan 4, 2020 • 11:43:11pm

re: #30 Teukka

Just checked the film O.O
The Medusa Touch

And I can see my recollection was flawed - it was an office tower in Lower that the 747 crashed into. I only saw the film once, when I was about 12 or 13 (almost 40 years ago).

32
Hecuba's daughter  Jan 4, 2020 • 11:47:34pm

re: #31 Dr Lizardo

And I can see my recollection was flawed - it was an office tower in Lower that the 747 crashed into. I only saw the film once, when I was about 12 or 13 (almost 40 years ago).

A very disturbing film that I watched on television over 30 years ago and never want to view again.

33
Targetpractice  Jan 4, 2020 • 11:50:05pm

I know it’s a bit out of left field tonight and hours late, but I’d like to thank the Tennessee Titans for bringing an end to our long national nightmare…of rooting for whichever team is facing the Patriots in the Super Owl.

*ducks*

34
Dr Lizardo  Jan 4, 2020 • 11:57:20pm

re: #32 Hecuba’s daughter

A very disturbing film that I watched on television over 30 years ago and never want to view again.

Yeah, definitely a weird film - I only saw it once on TV and wasn’t that impressed with it, but then again, I was pretty young at the time.

35
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 5, 2020 • 12:02:05am

re: #29 Dr Lizardo

In The Medusa Touch, there’s a scene where a plane (747, IIRC) crashes into the WTC.

re: #30 Teukka

Just checked the film O.O
The Medusa Touch

You linked the book
The Medusa Touch (film)

36
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 5, 2020 • 12:34:17am

re: #16 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

In Tom Clancy’s Debt of Honor (1994) a distraught pilot crashes a JAL 747 into the US Capitol during a joint session of congress
I’m sure there plenty of examples in fiction writing of civil aviation being used as a terrorist weapon

Also, as some may not be aware, in 1988 Sandia National Laboratory crashed an F-4 Phantom into a representation of a nuclear containment facility wall. So, folk were long considering planes smashing into structure. For one reason or another

Crash test of a F-4 Phantom

37
goddamnedfrank  Jan 5, 2020 • 1:05:04am
38
Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 5, 2020 • 1:19:47am

Somebody make him shut fuck up before he gets us all killed:

39
Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 5, 2020 • 1:22:13am

Also, CHINA has the worlds largest military, not the U.S.

40
Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:04:44am
41
Targetpractice  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:05:36am

re: #37 goddamnedfrank

[Embedded content]

The mistake they made was assuming that what was true then is true now, namely that he’ll pull back from an insane plan at the last minute in the name of avoiding negative press. Problem is that when he called off the drone strike, he wasn’t in the midst of a reelection campaign after having been impeached.

42
unproven innocence  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:17:22am

Time for more articles of impeachment —war crimes; specifically, militarily targeting “cultural sites” for destruction.

Is Trump taking US into a new Gulf War? | Inside Story

43
Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:23:00am

The Dick Cavett channel puts up this video clip, and the troglodytes come out in the comments:

The Archbishop of Canterbury on Religion, Abortion, and Homosexuality | The Dick Cavett Show

C N
1 day ago
Hanoi Jane was a communist back then and still is now.

—-

C N
22 hours ago
Women were taught to interrupt men all the way back then.

44
Dr Lizardo  Jan 5, 2020 • 3:22:13am

Blowback commences.

Iraqi lawmakers said they would use a special parliamentary session on Sunday to push for a vote on a resolution requiring the government to ask Washington to withdraw U.S. troops from the country.

The session was called after a U.S. drone strike on Friday on a convoy at Baghdad airport that killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.

Since the killings, rival Shi’ite political leaders have called for U.S. troops to be expelled from Iraq in an unusual show of unity among factions that have squabbled for months.

“There is no need for the presence of American forces after defeating Daesh (Islamic State),” said Ammar al-Shibli, a Shi’ite lawmaker and member of the parliamentary legal committee.

“We have our own armed forces which are capable of protecting the country,” he told Reuters.

reuters.com

45
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 5, 2020 • 3:56:27am

re: #44 Dr Lizardo

Since the killings, rival Shi’ite political leaders have called for U.S. troops to be expelled from Iraq in an unusual show of unity among factions that have squabbled for months.

“Trump brings unity to squabbling Iraqi factions!”

46
Dr Lizardo  Jan 5, 2020 • 3:58:46am

re: #45 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Honestly though, I really wouldn’t be all the shocked if the Iraqis just said, “GTFO, we don’t want you here anymore”.

47
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 5, 2020 • 3:59:44am

re: #46 Dr Lizardo

Honestly though, I really wouldn’t be all the shocked if the Iraqis just said, “GTFO, we don’t want you here anymore”.

They all but have to or things will only get worse for them.

48
Dr Lizardo  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:03:00am

re: #47 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They all but have to or things will only get worse for them.

Yeah. If there is any bright side to it, expelling US forces from Iraq would make any potential US military operations against Iran exceedingly more difficult (especially regarding ground forces).

49
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:06:14am

re: #48 Dr Lizardo

Yeah. If there is any bright side to it, expelling US forces from Iraq would make any potential US military operations against Iran exceedingly more difficult (especially regarding ground forces).

The Iraqis know that they are no longer safe from collateral damages and basically can no longer function as a sovereign state with US forces operating with impunity on their territory.

50
Dr Lizardo  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:08:48am

re: #49 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The Iraqis know that they are no longer safe from collateral damages and basically can no longer function as a sovereign state with US forces operating with impunity on their territory.

Yeah, I’d imagine that there’s probably a good many Iraqis, from ordinary folks to political types) that are now starting to look at US forces as occupiers.

51
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:16:06am

re: #50 Dr Lizardo

Yeah, I’d imagine that there’s probably a good many more Iraqis, from ordinary folks to political types) that are now starting to look at US forces as occupiers.

We are certainly acting like occupiers.

52
jeffreyw  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:22:31am

Good morning!

53
Ace-o-aces  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:44:42am
54
Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:46:09am
55
Dr Lizardo  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:49:21am

Billionaire assholes on parade:

The Czech Republic’s richest man is at the centre of a suspected foreign influence campaign by the Chinese government after one of his businesses financed an attempt to boost China’s image in the central European country.

In a development that has taken even seasoned sinologists aback, Home Credit - a domestic loans company owned by Petr Kellner that has lent an estimated £10bn to Chinese consumers - paid a PR firm to place articles in the local media giving a more positive picture of a country widely associated with political repression and human rights abuses.

Home Credit also funded a newly formed thinktank - headed by a translator for the Czech Republic’s pro-Chinese president, Miloš Zeman - to counteract the more sceptical line taken by a longer-established China-watching body, Sinopsis, linked with Prague’s Charles University, one of Europe’s oldest seats of learning.

theguardian.com

56
HappyWarrior  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:55:55am

re: #54 Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)

[Embedded content]

And a coward.

57
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 5, 2020 • 5:32:54am

re: #53 Ace-o-aces

“Wow, there are a lot of people named Haywood Jablome.” -Thom Tillis.

And Jack Mehoff

58
teleskiguy  Jan 5, 2020 • 5:36:00am
59
teleskiguy  Jan 5, 2020 • 5:37:09am

60
Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 5, 2020 • 5:43:31am
61
HappyWarrior  Jan 5, 2020 • 5:54:34am

re: #58 teleskiguy

[Embedded content]

I smell borscht.

62
Eventual Carrion  Jan 5, 2020 • 5:54:41am

re: #57 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

And Jack Mehoff

Stu Padasso

63
Shropshire Slasher  Jan 5, 2020 • 5:59:53am

re: #57 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

And Jack Mehoff

Phil McCrackin

64
Jay C  Jan 5, 2020 • 6:04:19am

re: #57 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

And Jack Mehoff

And his foreign friend Kushmirin Toucas….

65
HappyWarrior  Jan 5, 2020 • 6:04:30am

Hugh Jass wishes Eric a happy birthday as does I.P. Freeley

66
Shropshire Slasher  Jan 5, 2020 • 6:09:18am

I didn’t know of such a thing, competitive table setting.

BONNIE OVERMAN WAS MAKING THE rounds at the L.A. County Fair with a friend in 1996—they would have passed by all the usual crafty offerings like piquant jars of preserved foods and kaleidoscopic quilts—when they stumbled across something extraordinary: A cluster of tables, perfectly set and outrageously, decorated. Think Baroque clusters of figurines, imposing assemblages of fake flowers and vegetation, candelabras and hand-lettered menus.

No one was destined to sit at these tables; the people who had created them were all entrants in the annual tablescaping competition, a county fair tradition to which participants devote months of planning, countless hours of crafting, money, sweat and tears, all in the hopes of claiming Best in Show for the most creative, impeccably set table.

I’ll wait for the inevitable full contact table scaping.

atlasobscura.com

67
PhillyPretzel  Jan 5, 2020 • 6:17:00am

re: #66 Shropshire Slasher

I can tell you never watched Downton Abbey. The dining room was perfectly set at all times. According to the Downton Abbey historical advisor Alistair Bruce this is what their lives were about the perfect appearance to the outside world. Their dining room table was a part of that.

68
Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 5, 2020 • 6:21:28am

re: #28 Cheechako

So, how cold is it where you’re at?

The physics of 40 below

57 in sofla this am
Heat almost kicked in

I have often said I wouldn’t voluntarily live anywhere I have to plug my car in at night to keep the liquids warm less frozen

69
Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 5, 2020 • 6:24:11am

re: #35 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

You linked the book
The Medusa Touch (film)

Some good cast there

70
Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 5, 2020 • 6:26:06am

re: #38 Eclectic Cyborg

Somebody make him shut fuck up before he gets us all killed:

[Embedded content]

What is this “just spent” nonsense. Thats not how budgets work

71
The Pie Overlord!  Jan 5, 2020 • 6:27:21am

re: #12 Eclectic Cyborg

[Embedded content]

I am sure you can imagine the 9/11 truthers have been all over this one for awhile. The guy who played Langly on the show is now a full blown conspiracy nut.

For their part, the writers say it was an unfortunate coincidence and that while developing the episode they had to choose a high profile target a terrorist might want to hit and of course the WTC was high on that list.

Also, the planning for 9/11 began around 1997 so Al-Qaeda was already gunning for the Trade Center before this TV show aired a single episode.

I remember a 1990’s movie Executive Decision starring Kurt Russell and Halle Berry that also had a 9/11 scenario.

72
Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 5, 2020 • 6:46:36am

re: #41 Targetpractice

The mistake they made was assuming that what was true then is true now, namely that he’ll pull back from an insane plan at the last minute in the name of avoiding negative press. Problem is that when he called off the drone strike, he wasn’t in the midst of a reelection campaign after having been impeached.

- rationality
- knowledge of foreign policy
- any sense of country first

73
Dr Lizardo  Jan 5, 2020 • 6:55:55am

Breaking news:

Iraqi MPs pass resolution calling for foreign troops to leave the country in wake of Iranian general’s assassination

bbc.com

74
makeitstop  Jan 5, 2020 • 6:57:17am

Pompeo is such an arrogant son of a bitch.

All this trash talking is going to get people killed. And he doesn’t give a fuck.

75
The Pie Overlord!  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:01:23am
76
Dr Lizardo  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:02:46am

Latest out of Baghdad:

Iraqi parliament issues five-point plan

The Iraqi parliament voted on a five-point action plan that would require the Iraqi government to end the presence of foreign troops in the country, and withdraw its request for assistance from the anti-ISIS global coalition. This would impact countries like the UK and Italy. However, new legislation would have to be introduced by the prime minister or president in order to cancel the agreement that had allowed for the troops to be present. Parliament also called on the government to ban the use of Iraqi airspace by any foreign power.

The Iraqi foreign minister has been directed to head to the UN to lodge an official complaint against the United Nations. Parliament also voted to limit the use of arms to national security forces only.

thenational.ae

77
Jay C  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:03:45am

re: #73 Dr Lizardo

Breaking news:

Iraqi MPs pass resolution calling for foreign troops to leave the country in wake of Iranian general’s assassination

bbc.com

Oh great: so how long before Administration hacks start gloating over how Trump is “fulfilling his campaign promise to get US troops out the Mideast”?? *

And just BTW, anyone know how many US service personnel there are still stationed in Iraq? And what their duties are? I had thought that after the 2009 drawback, we only had a few (hundred? thousand?) active-duty servicemembers, and those mostly in support/training roles.

*And the concomitant “favorable” comparisons to Obama’s “cut and run” policy?

78
Eventual Carrion  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:04:04am

re: #75 The Pie Overlord!

[Embedded content]

Gonna “Shock and Awe” them I would guess. Worked so well last time.

79
Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:16:48am

Wapo

“Trump, former aides said, has burned with a desire to erase Obama’s foreign policy legacy and prove himself a superior commander in chief.”

(It’s not working)

80
The Pie Overlord!  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:18:54am
81
Patricia Kayden  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:19:32am

re: #74 makeitstop

Maybe arrogant administration officials like Pompeo have calculated that Iran is too afraid to retaliate. I really don’t understand their logic.

82
Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:20:06am

83
jaunte  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:24:24am

And that’s why everyone is skedaddling.

84
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:29:53am
85
makeitstop  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:31:46am

re: #81 Patricia Kayden

Maybe arrogant administration officials like Pompeo have calculated that Iran is too afraid to retaliate. I really don’t understand their logic.

I don’t think Iran is scared.

Trump created a martyr.

Pompeo and the rest of the administration seem to think that since Iran hasn’t retaliated yet, they’re not going to. It’s like they never heard of the long game.

86
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:32:08am

“…it may be there’s a little noise…”

O_o

87
Dragonomics  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:32:52am

“We took a bad guy off the battlefield.” Our leaders sound like children playing cops and robbers.

88
Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:33:22am
89
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:33:22am
90
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:34:07am
91
Barefoot Grin  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:35:17am

Pompeo’s “just a little noise” comment will be cold comfort to his own employees, the diplomats who do courageous work for us in the region.

92
Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:35:34am

re: #85 makeitstop

I don’t think Iran is scared.

[Embedded content]

Trump created a martyr.

Pompeo and the rest of the administration seem to think that since Iran hasn’t retaliated yet, they’re not going to. It’s like they never heard of the long game.

Exactly the same as the impeachment thinking.
Nancy didn’t send the articles within seconds of the vote therefore she’s never going to

93
jaunte  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:35:57am

re: #89 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trump once again playing the oldies.

94
Eventual Carrion  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:36:47am

re: #88 Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)

[Embedded content]

And a far too large percentage of Americans who are just fine with that.

95
Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:37:01am

re: #89 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Hey don, which God?

96
Eventual Carrion  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:39:50am

re: #89 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

“Hence today I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord.”
- Adolph Hitler (Mein Kampf p.60)

97
makeitstop  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:40:36am

re: #89 Backwoods_Sleuth

President Trump: “I really do believe we have God on our side.”

Remember when Bush made the mistake of saying God told him to free the people of Iraq and they had to walk it back?

With religious cranks like Pompeo running the show, how long before we’re all the way back to full-on Holy War rhetoric?

98
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:52:06am

This is pretty damn epic

99
Ace Rothstein  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:52:50am

re: #38 Eclectic Cyborg

Two trillion dollars is a lot of health insurance and college tuition.

100
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:54:11am

re: #97 makeitstop

Remember when Bush made the mistake of saying God told him to free the people of Iraq and they had to walk it back?

With religious cranks like Pompeo running the show, how long before we’re all the way back to full-on Holy War rhetoric?

That is what they want. This is provoking them at a meta-level that they cannot back down from so the administration has an excuse to ratchet up the level of response…

101
Ace Rothstein  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:58:16am

re: #95 Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)

Hey don, which God?

[Embedded content]

The white one, duh.

102
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:58:58am

re: #99 Ace Rothstein

Two trillion dollars is a lot of health insurance and college tuition.

And, we haven’t just two trillion dollars on military equipment. The Dotard is a seriously ignorant twit. The fool equates the entire DoD budget as “buying equipment”. New equipment probably doesn’t even average 1/3 of the annual defense authorization. So, in his entire term in office thus far the US hasn’t spent one trillion on acquisition of equipment

103
BigPapa  Jan 5, 2020 • 8:00:00am

So Big Baby keeps getting PWN’d on the world stage, acting with cowardice and ignorning advisers. When he finally takes decisive action it’s rash and ill advised. Here comes the blowback.

104
Ace Rothstein  Jan 5, 2020 • 8:00:33am

re: #102 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Yeah, but the two trillion dollars makes up for the 1.6 billion that Obummer gave to Iran. IN CASH!!!
//

105
jaunte  Jan 5, 2020 • 8:03:25am
106
Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jan 5, 2020 • 8:03:42am

Comic relief: Freeper re-post of SMOTI hysterics.
HUGE — BREAKING NEWS: Iranian Regime Offers $80 MILLION for President Trump’s Head! —VIDEO

Cheap bastards. Still, it’s a big step up from the two dozen goats the Taliban offered for President Obama a few years ago. Trump will be flattered.

107
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 5, 2020 • 8:07:09am
108
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 5, 2020 • 8:08:23am
109
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 5, 2020 • 8:08:47am

re: #93 jaunte

Trump once again playing the oldies.

[Embedded content]

“Yeah? Well, I got mittens, too, you son of a bitch!” *BANG!*

110
makeitstop  Jan 5, 2020 • 8:10:03am

I’ll tell ya, that Puppy Dog Bouncin’ in a Box video is saving my sanity right now.

And whoever wrote it is about to break out. Dude’s gonna be famous.

111
Barefoot Grin  Jan 5, 2020 • 8:10:34am
112
jaunte  Jan 5, 2020 • 8:11:08am
113
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 5, 2020 • 8:12:41am

re: #18 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Yeah, I was pretty sure the big fire was the fuel bladders burning, and that aerial image confirms that

114
ericblair  Jan 5, 2020 • 8:14:25am

re: #91 Barefoot Grin

Pompeo’s “just a little noise” comment will be cold comfort to his own employees, the diplomats who do courageous work for us in the region.

115
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 5, 2020 • 8:15:04am
116
Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 5, 2020 • 8:15:15am

re: #101 Ace Rothstein

The white one, duh.

That only narrows it down a little bit. //

117
calochortus  Jan 5, 2020 • 8:15:20am

re: #114 ericblair

[Embedded content]

Ha! I thought of that immediately.

118
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 5, 2020 • 8:16:42am

Couple hours old

119
jaunte  Jan 5, 2020 • 8:17:04am
120
Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 5, 2020 • 8:22:37am

re: #115 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

[Embedded content]

Right
Because no leader would flagrantly flout the norms, customs, rules and precedents of his own government //

121
Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 5, 2020 • 8:23:30am

re: #119 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Took less than a week

122
Rightwingconspirator  Jan 5, 2020 • 8:25:08am

re: #121 Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)

Kinda like the cable repair guy. Your appointment is the period between Noon and June.

123
jaunte  Jan 5, 2020 • 8:26:16am

Now Iran has an open ground transport link to Syria and the Mediterranean.
Good work, Donnie.

124
Dr Lizardo  Jan 5, 2020 • 8:28:12am

re: #123 jaunte

Now Iran has an open ground transport link to Syria and the Mediterranean.
Good work, Donnie.

Yep. Trump fucked up bigly. No surprise though, really - we all knew some kind of massive fuckup that would have global ramifications was coming.

125
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 5, 2020 • 8:33:48am
126
PhillyPretzel  Jan 5, 2020 • 8:35:46am

re: #125 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

A la the Move siege a few years ago in Philly.
en.wikipedia.org

127
Florida Panhandler  Jan 5, 2020 • 8:36:15am

re: #125 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

[Embedded content]

Independent Kurdistan American-occupied Middle Eastern outpost.. there…fixed.

128
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 5, 2020 • 8:39:00am

re: #116 Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)

That only narrows it down a little bit. //

the blonde-haired, blue-eyed white one

129
HappyWarrior  Jan 5, 2020 • 8:42:24am

re: #125 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

[Embedded content]

Maybe it’s time Rubio actually look at reality but that would mean actually being something other than the hack he is.

130
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 5, 2020 • 8:42:37am

re: #126 PhillyPretzel

A la the Move siege a few years ago in Philly.
en.wikipedia.org

Remember it well, and it was quite a bit more that a “few years ago”
Hell, it’s won’t be long before you could literally say it was a “few decades ago”

131
Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2020 • 8:42:47am

re: #53 Ace-o-aces

[Embedded content]

Nice to see the Witt Brothers sign the card! Nit, Half and Dim!

132
Hecuba's daughter  Jan 5, 2020 • 8:44:33am

re: #124 Dr Lizardo

Yep. Trump fucked up bigly. No surprise though, really - we all knew some kind of massive fuckup that would have global ramifications was coming.

My tinfoil hat here!! Tinfoil here!! This action was done at the behest of Putin — who knew how this would lead Iraq to expel American forces. As a result of Trump’s actions in the Mideast, we will (as many MAGAts actually want) withdraw all our forces and become irrelevant, while Iran becomes the major power in the area. Trump is a member of the Pat Buchanan wing of the Republican Party (racist, misogynist, isolationist and his policies are theocratic— though of course Trump cares nothing about religion). When Trump is finished, Putin will have achieved his greatest dream, making the United States irrelevant not just in the Mideast, but on the entire world stage.

There is an alternative Tinfoilish theory that a friend told me last night. That those pushing toward conflict with Iran are evangelical fanatics actively trying to bring on Armageddon. And Pompeo definitely is an evangelical fanatic.

133
makeitstop  Jan 5, 2020 • 8:47:57am

re: #132 Hecuba’s daughter

There is an alternative Tinfoilish theory that a friend told me last night. That those pushing toward conflict with Iran are evangelical fanatics actively trying to bring on Armageddon. And Pompeo definitely is an evangelical fanatic.

I actually saw a tweet from some Evangelical nitwit last week saying that Trump’s policies will ‘help’ with their End Times prophecies. All those cranks laying hands on Trump believe it to their core.

134
makeitstop  Jan 5, 2020 • 8:49:09am

Not to be ‘lookist,’ but David Byrne is starting to look like one of the marionettes from ‘Fireball XL5.’

135
Rightwingconspirator  Jan 5, 2020 • 8:53:28am

re: #132 Hecuba’s daughter

My crazy theory is Trump saw the tweet from Iran saying he could do nothing after the attack that killed the contractor. A personal insult met with a personally motivated pushback. Then heard from Hannity.

My evidence? Trumps record of everything being about him. To trigger an insecure bully, show him impotent. There will be a lashing out.

136
jaunte  Jan 5, 2020 • 8:53:37am

Thanks for your service. That and $200,000 will get you into Mar-a-Lago where you might learn what military commitments Trump might make next.

137
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 5, 2020 • 8:55:09am

re: #134 makeitstop

Not to be ‘lookist,’ but David Byrne is starting to look like one of the marionettes from ‘Fireball XL5.’

[Embedded content]

SUPERMARIONATION!!

138
makeitstop  Jan 5, 2020 • 8:55:44am

re: #135 Rightwingconspirator

My crazy theory is Trump saw the tweet from Iran saying he could do nothing after the attack that killed the contractor. A personal insult met with a personally motivated pushback. Then heard from Hannity.

[Embedded content]

My evidence? Trumps record of everything being about him. To trigger an insecure bully, show him impotent. There will be a lashing out.

I also read that Souleimani was openly trolling Trump on Twitter.

Hillary was right.

139
retired cynic  Jan 5, 2020 • 8:56:49am
In Upstate New York, Ancient Arthropods Can Get Turned Into (Fool’s) Gold

Link
Pyritized trilobites aren’t just flashy—they preserve incredible detail. by Sabrina Imbler, Atlas Obscura

I have tried over and over to get one of the images to upload. Won’t. Please look; they are fantastic!

140
Dr Lizardo  Jan 5, 2020 • 8:56:57am

re: #132 Hecuba’s daughter

There is an alternative Tinfoilish theory that a friend told me last night. That those pushing toward conflict with Iran are evangelical fanatics actively trying to bring on Armageddon. And Pompeo definitely is an evangelical fanatic.

That I could certainly see and I believe it’s not as tinfoil-y as you might think.

141
Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2020 • 8:58:15am

re: #106 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Comic relief: Freeper re-post of SMOTI hysterics.
HUGE — BREAKING NEWS: Iranian Regime Offers $80 MILLION for President Trump’s Head! —VIDEO

Cheap bastards. Still, it’s a big step up from the two dozen goats the Taliban offered for President Obama a few years ago. Trump will be flattered.

$80 million?

Wow that’s way overpriced because the motherfather’s head ain’t worth 2¢!

142
Ace Rothstein  Jan 5, 2020 • 8:59:32am

I finally shot a good football picture yesterday. (Sorry for the screenshot. I don’t edit my NFL stuff.)

143
Dr Lizardo  Jan 5, 2020 • 8:59:48am

re: #136 jaunte

And would anyone be surprised to see a repeat of this debacle?

Hate to say it, but I wouldn’t be surprised at all.

144
makeitstop  Jan 5, 2020 • 9:00:50am

re: #142 Ace Rothstein

I finally shot a good football picture yesterday. (Sorry for the screenshot. I don’t edit my NFL stuff.)

[Embedded content]

Great shot!

145
Ace Rothstein  Jan 5, 2020 • 9:00:52am

re: #143 Dr Lizardo

Surprised? It’s almost guaranteed.

146
makeitstop  Jan 5, 2020 • 9:01:19am
147
Ace Rothstein  Jan 5, 2020 • 9:02:51am

The “Iranian culture”? Persia on line one.

148
Hecuba's daughter  Jan 5, 2020 • 9:03:19am

re: #143 Dr Lizardo

And would anyone be surprised to see a repeat of this debacle?

[Embedded content]

Hate to say it, but I wouldn’t be surprised at all.

No way this happens — because Trump would have no interest in rescuing anyone who put their lives on the line to assist us, especially if the person were not considered white. Unless, of course, those refugees were multimillionaires buying a seat on the helicopter.

149
Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2020 • 9:05:29am

re: #132 Hecuba’s daughter

There is an alternative Tinfoilish theory that a friend told me last night. That those pushing toward conflict with Iran are evangelical fanatics actively trying to bring on Armageddon. And Pompeo definitely is an evangelical fanatic.

My brainwashed relatives are in ecstasy because they really believe the Rapture is at hand and JC is gonna turn on the Holy Hoover Vacuum Cleaner right before Trump nukes Tehran.

150
Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2020 • 9:07:25am

re: #136 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Thanks for your service. That and $200,000 will get you into Mar-a-Lago where you might learn what military commitments Trump might make next.

And all my brainwashed son who believed he would go to Iraq and kill “Sand N-Words For Jesus” got was a dumping of his ashes in the ocean…

151
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 5, 2020 • 9:07:37am
152
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 5, 2020 • 9:09:37am

re: #142 Ace Rothstein

I finally shot a good football picture yesterday.

[Embedded content]

That is an awesome shot, and it was one hell of a play

153
retired cynic  Jan 5, 2020 • 9:15:07am

re: #142 Ace Rothstein

I finally shot a good football picture yesterday.

[Embedded content]

You sure did!!!

154
retired cynic  Jan 5, 2020 • 9:18:13am

re: #139 retired cynic

Yay! I got the image to upload. This is a fools-gold fossil of a trilobite. There are evidently hundreds of them in this place in NY state. Amazing stuff!

155
Eventual Carrion  Jan 5, 2020 • 9:18:49am

re: #108 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

[Embedded content]

Mob diplomacy

156
PhillyPretzel  Jan 5, 2020 • 9:20:14am

re: #154 retired cynic

Wow.

157
jaunte  Jan 5, 2020 • 9:22:13am

re: #154 retired cynic

The pyrite preserves amazing detail. Gills on the legs.

158
Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2020 • 9:22:16am
159
Eventual Carrion  Jan 5, 2020 • 9:22:30am

re: #118 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Couple hours old

[Embedded content]

What anti-ISIS work?

160
Rightwingconspirator  Jan 5, 2020 • 9:23:53am

Is there a calculation in Iran the way to really hurt the US is start just enough trouble that Trump gets re elected, and that’s the terror attack? Trump as the weapon?

161
Eventual Carrion  Jan 5, 2020 • 9:25:00am

re: #125 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

[Embedded content]

Because we will just tell the Kurd’s that we REALLY will help this time. Really, we mean it. Hey, where ya going?

162
BigPapa  Jan 5, 2020 • 9:33:10am

re: #160 Rightwingconspirator

Is there a calculation in Iran the way to really hurt the US is start just enough trouble that Trump gets re elected, and that’s the terror attack? Trump as the weapon?

I’m sure they’ve considered screwing with him to affect his chances in the election. Note Iranian cleric’s comments about John Pompeo yesterday.

163
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 5, 2020 • 9:38:04am
164
Targetpractice  Jan 5, 2020 • 9:38:39am

Y’know, given the sort of man Trump has demonstrated himself to be, I could totally see him responding to a vote to kick our troops out by the Iraqi Parliament…by refusing to consider it legitimate, declaring that those bases in Iraq are ours, and threatening to take the Iraqi gov’t to court over the whole mess.

165
Jay C  Jan 5, 2020 • 9:40:50am

re: #164 Targetpractice

Y’know, given the sort of man Trump has demonstrated himself to be, I could totally see him responding to a vote to kick our troops out by the Iraqi Parliament…by refusing to consider it legitimate, declaring that those bases in Iraq are ours, and threatening to take out the Iraqi gov’t to court over the whole mess.

FIFY

166
BigPapa  Jan 5, 2020 • 9:41:27am

re: #164 Targetpractice
He’d go crying to NATO? I wouldn’t put anything past this shithole president.

167
Eventual Carrion  Jan 5, 2020 • 9:44:56am

re: #163 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

[Embedded content]

Glad our voting systems are safe tho’.

168
makeitstop  Jan 5, 2020 • 9:47:38am

re: #166 BigPapa

He’d go crying to NATO? I wouldn’t put anything past this shithole president.

It’s a pattern with these guys.

They spent the better part of three years trying to delegitimize the intel community - but they claim our intel services with the rationale for the drone attack.

They’ve been crapping all over our allies, only to have Pompeo moan about those allies being less than enthusiastic on backing us up.

So it wouldn’t surprise me that after years of trying to de-fang NATO, they’d actually appeal to them to get the outcome they want.

How can they not see that their own conduct will result in the Big Nope from countries and organizations they’ve been slamming for three years? They deserve the laugh in their faces.

169
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 5, 2020 • 9:47:47am

OK, I think I’m done with the internet for the day.
(it’s going to anger and disgust you)

170
Rightwingconspirator  Jan 5, 2020 • 9:48:09am
171
PhillyPretzel  Jan 5, 2020 • 9:51:31am

re: #170 Rightwingconspirator

A woman of color with a foil. That is a beautiful picture. :)

172
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 5, 2020 • 9:52:04am

re: #170 Rightwingconspirator

173
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 5, 2020 • 9:52:42am

re: #171 PhillyPretzel

A woman of color with a foil. That is a beautiful picture. :)

Saber, actually, which is even cooler.

174
PhillyPretzel  Jan 5, 2020 • 9:55:08am

re: #173 Blind Frog Belly White

Yes. It is. :)

175
Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2020 • 9:56:49am

re: #172 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

[Embedded content]

He doesn’t have a sword. More likely it’s just like Trump’s tiny mushroom…

176
BigPapa  Jan 5, 2020 • 9:58:39am

Before the next time you argue with me, consider this fact:

YOU ARE WRONG
177
HappyWarrior  Jan 5, 2020 • 9:59:32am

She is cool. An old bastard on The Daily Wire otoh is the kind of dude who would have cried about Rosie the Riveter.

178
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:02:01am

re: #175 Joe Bacon 🌹

He doesn’t have a sword. More likely it’s just like Trump’s tiny mushroom…

The Penis, mightier than the Sword!

(What? Really? Huh.)

I’m sorry. Let me rephrase that:

The PEN is mightier than the Sword!

179
Jay C  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:02:56am

re: #173 Blind Frog Belly White

Saber, actually, which is even cooler.

Don’t think so: if you look at the whole pic, there’s a sliver of the hilt at the bottom, and you can see that blade has either a triangular(?) or square (?) cross-section, so either epee or foil..

180
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:04:15am

re: #179 Jay C

Don’t think so: if you look at the whole pic, there’s a sliver of the hilt at the bottom, and you can see that blade has either a triangular(?) or square (?) cross-section, so either epee or foil..

Dude. She medaled in Saber. Also, foil target is only the torso, and her lamé clearly has sleeves.

181
BigPapa  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:04:47am

re: #178 Blind Frog Belly White

Comma at me bro.

182
BigPapa  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:05:41am

Oh gawd, I didn’t know some of us are Sword Nerds.

183
sagehen  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:06:58am

re: #182 BigPapa

Oh gawd, I didn’t know some of us are Sword Nerds.

We have EVERY kind of nerd.

184
BigPapa  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:07:20am

re: #183 sagehen

ALL THE NERDS

185
PhillyPretzel  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:08:10am

re: #183 sagehen

re: #184 BigPapa

Don’t knock it. Nerds have valuable knowledge. :)

186
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:08:27am

re: #182 BigPapa

Oh gawd, I didn’t know some of us are Sword Nerds.

I REGRET NOTHING!!

187
plansbandc  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:08:54am

re: #183 sagehen

Damn right.

188
Targetpractice  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:08:55am

re: #184 BigPapa

ALL THE NERDS

Revenge of the Nerds - NERDS!

189
ckkatz  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:09:19am

re: #93 jaunte

Trump once again playing the oldies.

[Embedded content]

GMTA!

When I saw the quote, that belt buckle was the first thing that came to mind. Glad you posted the picture as a reminder.

190
makeitstop  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:10:25am

re: #184 BigPapa

ALL THE NERDS

I gotta say that this community has a very wide variety of nerds - camera nerds, history nerds, sword nerds, bike nerds, all kinds.

I consider myself to be among the guitar nerd contingent. :)

191
So Cal Greek Hippie  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:12:03am

Delete

192
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:12:20am

re: #190 makeitstop

I gotta say that this community has a very wide variety of nerds - camera nerds, history nerds, sword nerds, bike nerds, all kinds.

I consider myself to be among the guitar nerd contingent. :)

Sword nerd, bow nerd, bike nerd, watch nerd, and professional bio-nerd here!

193
PhillyPretzel  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:13:17am

re: #191 So Cal Greek Hippie

Welcome to LGF. And now you have your first upding in Karma. :)

194
Jay C  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:13:41am

re: #180 Blind Frog Belly White

Dude. She medaled in Saber. Also, foil target is only the torso, and her lamé clearly has sleeves.

OK, I’ll cop to being not THAT much of a Sword Nerd, but I’m sure fencing categories are classed by the shape of the blade. I’ll check again when I’m off my cellphone

195
Targetpractice  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:13:56am

I’m just a general nerd, I have interests in basically anything that catches my interest.

196
Hecuba's daughter  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:14:00am

re: #191 So Cal Greek Hippie

New registered user here
Image = comment test
Have same user name on disqus if interested in a pre judgement
Have enjoyed reading this site in past

Welcome on board! Have you brought pizza for the rest of us?

197
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:14:04am

re: #191 So Cal Greek Hippie

Welcome, hatchling1

198
Dave In Austin  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:15:23am

I just had a Trump Supporter say I wasn’t capable of having an Intellectual Debate with him……..

Intellectual Trump Supporter
Jumbo Shrimp…

199
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:16:07am
200
Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:16:24am

201
So Cal Greek Hippie  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:18:01am

Thanks. I look forward to joining commentary community
I have same user handle on disqus for those interested in pre judgement

202
BigPapa  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:18:17am

I’m a foodie/tech/alcohol nerd that doesn’t drink. I’m like Sam Malone that cooks and designs overpriced techno conflagurations for people who can afford to waste gobs of $.

I got a chestful of nerd medals.

203
BigPapa  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:19:41am

re: #196 Hecuba’s daughter

Welcome on board! Have you brought pizza for the rest of us?

Don’t start. The Pineapple on Pizza Test is not till Day 3.

204
Rightwingconspirator  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:20:14am

re: #201 So Cal Greek Hippie

Thanks. I look forward to joining commentary community
I have same user handle on disqus for those interested in pre judgement

Plus 1 for your patience. Disqus? Hate it.

205
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:20:45am

I needed this

206
Charles Johnson  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:21:39am

[Can’t find this tweet right now: twitter.com ]

207
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:21:43am

re: #194 Jay C

OK, I’ll cop to being not THAT much of a Sword Nerd, but I’m sure fencing categories are classed by the shape of the blade. I’ll check again when I’m off my cellphone

Dude. That is, without any possibility of error, a saber. No other weapon has a knuckle guard that curves around from the bell guard to the pommel.

208
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:22:52am

re: #199 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Now, now. I bet a lot more people would show up for Trump’s funeral, if only to piss on his grave.

209
Renaissance_Man  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:23:39am

re: #194 Jay C

OK, I’ll cop to being not THAT much of a Sword Nerd, but I’m sure fencing categories are classed by the shape of the blade. I’ll check again when I’m off my cellphone

Shape of the blade and guard. Foil is a square blade while sabre and epee are more triangular. That is a sabre guard, she’s a sabre fencer, she’s wearing a sabre lame.

210
makeitstop  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:23:59am

re: #208 Blind Frog Belly White

Now, now. I bet a lot more people would show up for Trump’s funeral, if only to piss on his grave.

I’d stand on line for that.

211
Targetpractice  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:24:20am

re: #208 Blind Frog Belly White

Now, now. I bet a lot more people would show up for Trump’s funeral, if only to piss on his grave.

Fuck no, I’m not standing in a line that long.

212
Charles Johnson  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:25:07am

There are conflicting reports that Iran has left the JCPOA nuclear deal. If they haven’t yet, it’s just a matter of time.

From Iran’s point of view this is the only rational move to make at this point. Trump would not be fucking with them like this if they had nuclear weapons, and they know it.

213
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:25:18am

re: #211 Targetpractice

Fuck no, I’m not standing in a line that long.

I imagine there’d be vendors, selling drinks…..

214
Targetpractice  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:26:17am

re: #212 Charles Johnson

There are conflicting reports that Iran has left the JCPOA nuclear deal. If they haven’t yet, it’s just a matter of time.

From Iran’s point of view this is the only rational move to make at this point. Trump would not be fucking with them like this if they had nuclear weapons, and they know it.

Which is only going to make our European allies all the more thrilled that Tang the Conqueror is such a pro at international diplomacy.

//////

215
BigPapa  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:26:33am

re: #212 Charles Johnson

We all know they’re 1 year away from a nuke. They right has been telling us that for longer than Obama’s presidency.

216
sagehen  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:26:40am

re: #194 Jay C

OK, I’ll cop to being not THAT much of a Sword Nerd, but I’m sure fencing categories are classed by the shape of the blade. I’ll check again when I’m off my cellphone

Everything I know about swords comes from Highlander fandom.

Methos with his big-ass broadsword, McLeod with the katana, Amanda with her ladylike rapier…

217
makeitstop  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:26:58am

re: #212 Charles Johnson

There are conflicting reports that Iran has left the JCPOA nuclear deal. If they haven’t yet, it’s just a matter of time.

From Iran’s point of view this is the only rational move to make at this point. Trump would not be fucking with them like this if they had nuclear weapons, and they know it.

Just saw it.

Thanks, Trump. Ya blockhead.

218
BigPapa  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:27:07am

There will be more people lined up to piss on his grave than there were at his inauguration.

219
Rightwingconspirator  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:29:56am

Fair warning to those families hopeful our troops stationed in Iraq are coming home. Remember that influx of troops from Syria? me neither. They will get sent to Kuwait, or Saudi. Not home.

220
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:30:07am

re: #218 BigPapa

There will be more people lined up to piss on his grave than there were at his inauguration.

Reminds me of a “Wizard of Id” comic I saw years ago. The crowd is shouting “Long Live The King! Long Live The King!”

Sir Rodney asks, “What do they shout when kings die?”

The Wizard replies, “Beats me. I’ve never been able to make it out through the cheering.”

221
Charles Johnson  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:30:11am
222
ckkatz  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:31:18am

re: #160 Rightwingconspirator

Is there a calculation in Iran the way to really hurt the US is start just enough trouble that Trump gets re elected, and that’s the terror attack? Trump as the weapon?

I would suspect that the Iranians have several strategies going.

1. The Iranians are well aware that the Trump Administration is trying to get a war going. By playing mild and non-threatening, they out the true aggressor here. Doing that will minimize support for America when we get into a shooting war. You can already see NATO backing off from this fight. We will likely go it with Saudi and, possibly Israel. Unlikely any other country with serious military is interested in taking casualties to help Trump get re-elected. Trump, of course will assume the Iranians are too chicken to fight and will press even harder for a fight.

2. The Iranians are well aware of their disadvantage in conventional military power. They would rather seek to keep the fight at the proxy and shadow level (aka ‘asymmetric)’ where they are at less of a disadvantage.

3. The Iranians are not wimps. They took hundreds of thousands of battlefield casualties during the Iran-Iraq War and fought Saddam’s superior military to a draw. I suspect that they would prefer to avoid another fiasco like that, if they can avoid it. But that they are prepared to suck it up if they have to. They have millions of light infantry militia that they can draw on if they need them.

4. Strategically, we have a lot of significant problems, if we go to war with Iran.

Iran is the size of Alaska. It has a population of 80 million, half of whom are under 30. It also has a strong core of ethnically homogeneous Persians. It is also halfway across the world.

Contrast that with Iraq which is essentially a river valley. And a population divided among three distinct groups, Shiites Arabs, Sunni Arabs, and Kurds. The Shiite/Sunni Civil War has been going on since the country was freed from the Ottomans early last century.

My immediate concern is that we not end up with a 1842 Kabul situation:
en.wikipedia.org

In the intermediate term I hope that we do not end up as Athens did in the Peloponnesian War. Where they sent their military on a wild goose chase and got it destroyed. And then lost both their democracy and the war.

en.wikipedia.org

223
CarolJ  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:31:25am

I think a lot of people would come just to make sure he’s really gone, including Melania.

Do you know he already has a mausoleum on one of his golf courses?

Apparently not built yet, but still:
washingtonpost.com

224
Charles Johnson  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:32:50am
225
Targetpractice  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:33:10am

I expect the immediate response from the WH will be to portray this as “proof” of Iran’s ill-will and that they were never in compliance with the JCPOA. And the wingnut press will follow up by demanding that Trump now take immediate action to stop Iran’s nuclear program, even if it means violating even more international laws in order to bomb the related facilities.

226
Teddy's Person  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:33:15am

Who had blames Obama in less than 3 days in the office pool?

“Jake, we’re trying to restore deterrence that frankly is a need that results directly from the fact that the previous administration left us in a terrible place with respect to the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Pompeo told CNN’s “State of the Union” host Jake Tapper. Source: TPM

227
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:34:00am
228
Rightwingconspirator  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:34:53am

re: #222 ckkatz

229
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:36:09am
230
Hecuba's daughter  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:37:14am

re: #218 BigPapa

There will be more people lined up to piss on his grave than there were at his inauguration.

Trump has a fanatic cult base who would use his death as an opportunity to canonize him and setting up a religious sect based on worshiping his self-sacrifice in not accepting any salary while in office. After all if scientology is a real thing, why not Trumpology?

231
A Cranky One  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:37:42am

re: #201 So Cal Greek Hippie

Thanks. I look forward to joining commentary community
I have same user handle on disqus for those interested in pre judgement

Welcome hatchling.

You’ve twice indicated you think we’re interested in pre-judgement. Not sure where that’s coming from. This is a diverse community who values facts and evidence. If you don’t post bigotry or hate screeds and are willing to back up any controversial statements with facts and evidence, you’ll be quite welcome.

That’s assuming you brought beverages and answer the pizza questions correctly. ;-)

232
Charles Johnson  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:38:06am
233
makeitstop  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:38:47am

re: #222 ckkatz

I’m assuming that given the limited options for a base of operations (Incirlik is out, and Iraq sure as hell isn’t going to let us move more troops in at this point), they’ll try to base out of Saudi?

I’d expect that a lot of countries in that area would limit access to their air space. This war already handcuffed from a logistics standpoint.

234
Targetpractice  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:40:44am

The obvious question is “What now?” It took years of cooperation and tough negotiations to force Iran to a position where it gave up nuclear ambitions at the table in exchange for sanctions relief. Trump has neither time nor numbers on his side, as the other parties to the JCPOA negotiations are likely to tell him to stuff it if he tries to resurrect the sanctions regime that forced those original negotiations. And he’s no chance at the UN, because both Russia and China will tell him where to get off if he tries to push for actions in the Security Council, to say nothing of just how negative a reception he’d receive in the General Assembly.

The man has so politically isolated us on the international stage that he’s made armed conflict all but inevitable if he’s serious about significantly damaging or stopping Iran’s nuclear program.

235
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:41:14am

OK, time for ‘Couch & Football’

later lizards

236
Teddy's Person  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:41:32am

re: #233 makeitstop

I’m assuming that given the limited options for a base of operations (Incirlik is out, and Iraq sure as hell isn’t going to let us move more troops in at this point), they’ll try to base out of Saudi?

I’d expect that a lot of countries in that area would limit access to their air space. This war already handcuffed from a logistics standpoint.

Didn’t 15 guys who flew planes into buildings have an issue with US military presence in Saudi Arabia?

237
Jay C  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:42:27am

re: #207 Blind Frog Belly White

You guys are right: I hadn’t seen the whole photo

238
Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:44:10am

re: #170 Rightwingconspirator

[Embedded content]

I don’t know squat about sword fighting but I do know about beautiful women. She’s a stunner.

239
Citizen K  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:44:29am

This is what happens when you have ideologues deciding policy and narrative rather than actual, you know, diplomats and foreign policy experts. They keep getting proven wrong at every turn because they get all their information from fucking Fox News and other Murdoch properties.

And yet our news apparatuses treat them all as the only authorities on this shit even after they get proven wrong before they even appeared on their Sunday shows.

Just…fuck.

240
makeitstop  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:44:29am

re: #236 Teddy’s Person

Didn’t 15 guys who flew planes into buildings have an issue with US military presence in Saudi Arabia?

Given the new state of world affairs - strictly transactional - KSA owes us for letting them get away with the dismemberment of an American resident.

And we’re selling them all those neat military toys, so no criticisms of American military on their soil will be allowed.

241
Hecuba's daughter  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:45:08am

re: #234 Targetpractice


The man has so politically isolated us on the international stage that he’s made armed conflict all but inevitable if he’s serious about significantly damaging or stopping Iran’s nuclear program.

The only things he’s serious about are (1) improving his net worth, (2) eliminating Obama’s legacy, and (3) helping make Putin the master of the world.

242
Targetpractice  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:45:11am

The most we might expect from the HoS is logistical support, there’s no way in Hell they’d risk their position by actually engaging in a shooting war with Iran. No, we’ll get use of their airbases and air space, access (at a cost) to resources like fuel, barracks for troops should we choose to stage them there, “cheap” berthing for any ships we post there, and perhaps “assistance” in the form of AWACs and aerial refueling.

243
Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:45:24am

re: #239 Citizen K

This is what happens when you have ideologues religious nuts deciding policy and narrative rather than actual, you know, diplomats and foreign policy experts. They keep getting proven wrong at every turn because they get all their information from fucking Fox News and other Murdoch properties.

And yet our news apparatuses treat them all as the only authorities on this shit even after they get proven wrong before they even appeared on their Sunday shows.

Just…fuck.

More accurate

244
Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:46:50am

Still on the lookout for Jacob Wohl!

245
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:49:06am

Afternoon Lizardim.

246
Citizen K  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:50:37am
247
Rightwingconspirator  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:51:36am

Backgrounder-
There is reason to think Saudi Arabia has a nuclear strike option.
bbc.com
Since 2013. I always thought that was why Iran wants a nuclear deterrent force rather than Israel. And why in the end they will (now) certainly have it. The deal was the best shot to avoid war. By far.

While imperfect, the TPP was the best shot at the best trade deal and cut tensions in the Asian Pacific region. That’s avoiding wars level trade. Asian coalitions that could push back on Chinas nine dash marine territorial line.

The admittedly nascent and imperfect ACA was our best shot at better care for most people. The way to not spend so much on emergency care via affordable preventative care.

And Trump just had to wreck it ALL.

248
Hecuba's daughter  Jan 5, 2020 • 10:59:19am

re: #247 Rightwingconspirator

New theory!! New theory!! Trump is going to repeat his “little rocket man” performance. Now that the Obama treaty is dead, he personally will contact the leaders of Iran to negotiate the “bestest” treaty ever, which will leave us far weaker than before he abrogated the JCPOA, but this new “treaty” will allow Iran to have nuclear weapons. But that doesn’t matter because the treaty will bear his name!

249
ckkatz  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:00:16am

re: #233 makeitstop

I’m assuming that given the limited options for a base of operations (Incirlik is out, and Iraq sure as hell isn’t going to let us move more troops in at this point), they’ll try to base out of Saudi?

I’d expect that a lot of countries in that area would limit access to their air space. This war already handcuffed from a logistics standpoint.

Saudi has some excellent bases, specifically designed for US military deployments. And it has several divisional sets of prepositioned equipment. At least, it will until the Iranians figure a way to neutralize those locations.

And that assumes, as has been pointed out, that the current branch of the Saud family remains in charge.

Probably most former allies in the area will ‘politely’ ignore our use of their airspace until it becomes too domestically embarrassing or too dangerous for them. This would include Israel, Jordan, Eqypt.

And yes, hauling millions of tons of military equipment and hundreds of thousands of soldiers and sailors is going to take months and use up a lot of fuel and tax dollars.

It will also shut down other ongoing operations we have going on around the world. Like standing up to China. It will also wear out a lot of equipment and people.

If we have a serious war soon, based upon our experiences with Iraq ‘91 and Iraq ‘04, it will probably take until summer to get a significant portion of the military there. And probably longer to get the reserves and National Guard filled out, retrained and shipped over. In ‘91 we still had divisions in the US waiting for their turn to ship out.

250
Teddy's Person  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:03:05am

re: #249 ckkatz

Thanks for your insights.

251
Eventual Carrion  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:03:25am

re: #172 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

[Embedded content]

Sword? Push dagger MAYBE

252
Hecuba's daughter  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:05:03am

We are living in Tom Lehrer’s world. Outcome will not be pretty.

253
GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:06:41am

Saudi Arabia allows us to launch attacks from their country. Iran targets their oil infrastructure. Fun times, eh?

254
Eventual Carrion  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:07:23am

re: #173 Blind Frog Belly White

Saber, actually, which is even cooler.

One of my daughters belts was qualifying in Wushu Broadsword. The other weapon she preferred was quarterstaff. She could take this fool apart in a heartbeat.

255
Charles Johnson  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:10:32am

Argh. Credulous journalists getting on my last nerve again.

256
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:10:36am

re: #253 GlutenFreeJesus

Saudi Arabia allows us to launch attacks from their country. Iran targets their oil infrastructure. Fun times, eh?

If they wanna really hurt the US, they will make us bleed at the gas pumps.

257
William Lewis  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:11:07am

re: #173 Blind Frog Belly White

Saber, actually, which is even cooler.

Well, sport saber. She’d really scare the GOP if she carried a real sabre, like my US Army 1906

< VBG >

258
Eventual Carrion  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:14:52am

re: #213 Blind Frog Belly White

I imagine there’d be vendors, selling drinks…..

And asparagus to get that special aroma.

259
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:15:23am

re: #254 Eventual Carrion

One of my daughters belts was qualifying in Wushu Broadsword. The other weapon she preferred was quarterstaff. She could take this fool apart in a heartbeat.

Mrs. Fish, as I am, is trained with a bo.

260
Ace Rothstein  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:17:15am

re: #234 Targetpractice

We shredded their democracy and helped turn their country upside down sixty years ago. You can’t blame them for not trusting us.

261
Targetpractice  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:18:51am

re: #255 Charles Johnson

Argh. Credulous journalists getting on my last nerve again.

[Embedded content]

It’s been over 18 years, but the press is still as gullible as the days when they were running stories about aluminum tubes and Nigerian yellow cake.

262
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:19:02am

re: #260 Ace Rothstein

We shredded their democracy and helped turn their country upside down sixty years ago. You can’t blame them for not trusting us.

Ancient history, not at all relevant, they just HATE OUR FREEDOMS!!!

/

263
Charles Johnson  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:22:46am

GAH

264
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:23:14am
265
jaunte  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:23:34am
266
jaunte  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:24:16am
267
jaunte  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:24:51am
268
Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:24:52am

re: #128 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

the blonde-haired, blue-eyed white one

That’s closer
The proper answer has to be “mine”, and there’s the rub

269
Targetpractice  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:24:59am

re: #263 Charles Johnson

GAH

[Embedded content]

To be fair, to assume Trump plans out anything beyond what he’s ordering from the McD’s value menu on any given day is a stretch.

//

270
Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:25:01am

Carjacker on meth abducts man and his pet goat from Missouri adult store, cops say

So, why did this guy take his goat to the adult——
Never mind. We don’t want to know.

271
William Lewis  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:25:23am

re: #254 Eventual Carrion

One of my daughters belts was qualifying in Wushu Broadsword. The other weapon she preferred was quarterstaff. She could take this fool apart in a heartbeat.

My body is too old for Wushu :)
If I ever get caught up on my bills, I intend to buy this Han era Dao to use as both a martial art and tai chi exercise:

lkchensword.com

272
So Cal Greek Hippie  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:27:00am

re: #203 BigPapa

Thanks to all for kind greetings
Manifesto in short:

Yes to pineapple pizza, because family likes it
Pro dog, but not anti cat
1970’s folk rock & TV
Early 2000’s Japanese cars
Baseball
Mystery Novels
Strong DIY ethos
Acoustic guitar hobby, how I happened on this site

273
Dr Lizardo  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:27:42am

Meanwhile, in Venezuela:

The government of President Nicolás Maduro staged a de facto takeover of Venezuela’s legislature on Sunday, swearing in its own candidate as head of the National Assembly in a move apparently orchestrated to rob international credibility from Juan Guaidó, who had led the body and has staked a rival claim as head of state.

The dramatic events marked a sharp escalation in Maduro’s gambit to end Guaidó’s quest to unseat him and stoked immediate outrage in Washington — which has strongly backed Guaidó and condemned Sunday’s action. Opposition officials declared the move an effective “parliamentary coup” meant to consolidate Maduro’s near-dictatorial powers.

washingtonpost.com

Well, if Juan Guaidó is looking for any help from Trump, he’s gonna be waiting for quite some time, because Cheeto Mussolini is preoccupied ginning up a new war in the Mideast.

And with that, goodnight, Lizards. Have a good one.

274
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:28:14am
275
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:28:18am

re: #272 So Cal Greek Hippie

Thanks to all for kind greetings
Manifesto in short:

Yes to pineapple pizza, because family likes it
Pro dog, but not anti cat
1970’s folk rock & TV
Early 2000’s Japanese cars
Baseball
Mystery Novels
Strong DIY ethos
Acoustic guitar hobby, how I happened on this site

I like you already. Welcome.

276
Ace Rothstein  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:28:53am

re: #272 So Cal Greek Hippie

A baseball fan. Many updings.

277
Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:29:08am

re: #139 retired cynic

Link
Pyritized trilobites aren’t just flashy—they preserve incredible detail. by Sabrina Imbler, Atlas Obscura

I have tried over and over to get one of the images to upload. Won’t. Please look; they are fantastic!

Straighten up and pyrite

278
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:31:29am
279
Teukka  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:32:14am

re: #95 Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)

Hey don, which God?

[Embedded content]

:cough:
“The king will do as he pleases. He will exalt and magnify himself above every god and will say unheard-of things against the God of gods. He will be successful until the time of wrath is completed, for what has been determined must take place. He will show no regard for the gods of his ancestors or for the one desired by women, nor will he regard any god, but will exalt himself above them all. Instead of them, he will honor a god of fortresses; a god unknown to his ancestors he will honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and costly gifts. He will attack the mightiest fortresses with the help of a foreign god and will greatly honor those who acknowledge him. He will make them rulers over many people and will distribute the land at a price.”
- Dan 11:36-39
:cough:

280
BigPapa  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:34:35am

re: #258 Eventual Carrion
About that time I BBQ’d asparagus and smoked meat then I drank a crapton of smoky scotch…

281
Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:38:04am

re: #190 makeitstop

I gotta say that this community has a very wide variety of nerds - camera nerds, history nerds, sword nerds, bike nerds, all kinds.

I consider myself to be among the guitar nerd contingent. :)

Running nerd, soon to be pond nerd

282
Florida Panhandler  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:39:45am

re: #164 Targetpractice

Y’know, given the sort of man Trump has demonstrated himself to be, I could totally see him responding to a vote to kick our troops out by the Iraqi Parliament…by refusing to consider it legitimate, declaring that those bases in Iraq are ours, and threatening to take the Iraqi gov’t to court over the whole mess.

Never underestimate the will of an authoritarian to attempt to do exactly what he says he will do.

brookings.edu

This goes for oil, domination, and extermination.

283
Jay C  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:40:55am

re: #272 So Cal Greek Hippie

Thanks to all for kind greetings
Manifesto in short:

Yes to pineapple pizza, because family likes it
Pro dog, but not anti cat
1970’s folk rock & TV
Early 2000’s Japanese cars
Baseball
Mystery Novels
Strong DIY ethos
Acoustic guitar hobby, how I happened on this site

Well, welcome, SCGH! Sounds like you’ll fit in here just fine.
Except for the pineapple-on-pizza bit: I’d steer clear of that issue, IIWY….
But 7 out of 8 ain’t bad

284
Eventual Carrion  Jan 5, 2020 • 12:12:57pm

re: #271 William Lewis

My body is too old for Wushu :)
If I ever get caught up on my bills, I intend to buy this Han era Dao to use as both a martial art and tai chi exercise:

[Embedded content]

lkchensword.com

I only have one sword left from the few I have had over the years. It is and has always been my favorite.

285
The Pie Overlord!  Jan 5, 2020 • 12:29:28pm

re: #201 So Cal Greek Hippie

Thanks. I look forward to joining commentary community
I have same user handle on disqus for those interested in pre judgement

Welcome. Have you brought beverages for the Elders? I like LaCroix Grapefruit/Melon.

286
Patricia Kayden  Jan 5, 2020 • 12:46:45pm

re: #267 jaunte

This is outrageous. This country is descending rapidly into fascism. Citizens shouldn’t have to answer private questions to be allowed back into their homeland.

287
So Cal Greek Hippie  Jan 5, 2020 • 1:21:58pm

re: #66 Shropshire Slasher

A thing for many years at Ventura County Fair…

288
So Cal Greek Hippie  Jan 5, 2020 • 1:51:34pm

re: #285 The Pie Overlord!

I love that La Croix water too, especially the pamplemousse and lemon lime!


This article has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Donate with
PayPal
Square Cash Shop at amazon
as an LGF Associate!
Recent PagesClick to refresh
Trump Loyalists Start America First Caucus to Promote Racist Ideas Far-right Republicans in Congress are forming an “America First Caucus” that would promote nativist policies, according to materials outlining the group’s goals first obtained by Punchbowl News. Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and Paul A. Gosar (R-Ariz.) are reportedly ...
Charles Johnson
2 hours, 47 minutes ago
Views: 134 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 •
#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 210411The pumps are pumping along. Like they always should have.They go on when the sun comes out, they go off in the clouds and at night.We barely pay attention to their functioning and now can focus on the sight and ...
Dangerman
3 days, 16 hours ago
Views: 274 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 3
Tweets: 0 •
AFI - Dulcería (Official Music Video) "Dulcería" comes from AFI’s new album, Bodies, out June 11. Available for preorder everywhere now: riserecords.lnk.to ​ Directed by Adam Mason, produced by Elizabeth Mason LYRICSI saw sugar there, dancing in the sweet air. When my eyes began to ...
Thanos
5 days, 7 hours ago
Views: 417 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 8 •
The Shaolin Afronauts - Winds Across Gayanamede (Live at Adelaide Festival Centre) Recorded 21 January 2012 at Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide, Australia. Winds Across Gayanamede is taken from the second album from The Shaolin Afronauts; Quest Under Capricorn. The album drops 16 July on vinyl, CD and digital download via Freestyle ...
Thanos
5 days, 8 hours ago
Views: 365 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 4 •
#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 210404Did you spend all week thinking about solar power and pumps? We didn't either.A week of flawless electrics and hydraulics.The first few days we went out to check on it like hourly.Now we don't even think about itThe proof of ...
Dangerman
1 week, 3 days ago
Views: 723 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 7
Tweets: 0 •
Springsteen - “Prove It All Night” Live at Cleveland Agora, 1978This is so perfect.
Secret ANTIFA Operative
1 week, 6 days ago
Views: 870 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 3
Tweets: 3 •
Foster the People - Lamb’s Wool (Official Music Video) Official animated music video for Foster The People's single 'Lamb's Wool' off of their most recent EP 'In The Darkest Of Nights, Let The Birds Sing'. Listen to 'Lamb's Wool' here: stem.ffm.to Listen to 'Lamb's Wool (with Poolside)' here: ...
Thanos
1 week, 6 days ago
Views: 804 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 2 •
Talk Talk - It’s My Life (Live at Montreux 1986) Live at Montreux 1986 is a concert video release by the British synth pop band Talk Talk of a concert at 1986 Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. The show was part of a tour that started in April 1986 ...
Thanos
1 week, 6 days ago
Views: 851 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 2 •
KALEO - Skinny [OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO] Music and Lyrics by JJ Julius SonNew song “Skinny" available now: kaleo.lnk.toFrom the upcoming album Surface Sounds out 4/23: kaleo.lnk.to What makes you feel good?What makes you angry inside? Why don’t you love me?You want to fuck me or ...
Thanos
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Views: 906 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 3 •
Hania Rani - Live From Studio S2 Listen to 'Live from Studio S2': hania-rani.lnk.to The full live set video was premiered on the evening before the annual Piano Day worldwide celebrations (March 29th). The motivation to make the recording of the live performances which became the ...
Thanos
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Views: 933 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 •