The Bob Cesca Podcast: A Very Special Episode

Politics • Views: 22,167

MP3 Audio

Today’s program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob Cesca Show:

A Very Special Episode — [Explicit Language] It’s an emotional show today as we remember Chez; Plus, Jim Ward’s battle with COVID, and a sudden loss for Jody; And there’s an uplifting story of generosity and gratitude, too; Matt Gaetz’s giant head; Trump’s forthcoming CPAC speech; Biden’s COVID relief bill and the minimum wage; Rand Paul doesn’t understand trans reassignment surgery; Louis DeJoy needs to be fired yesterday; With Jody Hamilton and TRex David Ferguson; Music by Bob Malone and Vision Video; Special thanks to Tim Eldred; and more!

Jump to bottom

431 comments
1
Belafon  Feb 25, 2021 • 3:48:20pm
2
nines09  Feb 25, 2021 • 3:48:59pm

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

3
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 25, 2021 • 3:53:34pm
4
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 25, 2021 • 3:55:31pm
5
stpaulbear  Feb 25, 2021 • 3:57:51pm

I got my first Phizer shot this afternoon and then went on a shopping binge because I needed stuff and had to pick up meds. I and everyone else was great about masks and distancing but I’ve still got a tiny feeling like I might have jinxed my vaccination. Hoping that all goes well through March and I can resume an adjusted normal life in April.

The shots occurred in a regular sized exam office at my regular doctors office. They allowed three people in the room at a time along with the person administering the shot, with at least 6’ between us (three felt like one too many). One of the old guys in the room made a comment about the china virus and that ended any further conversation with him.

6
Punish Domestic Terrorists  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:00:07pm

re: #4 Backwoods_Sleuth

The election was in the past, so Donald Trump is President for life.

7
nines09  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:01:53pm
8
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:02:33pm
9
Punish Domestic Terrorists  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:03:06pm

I like this kind-sounding Tweet, and what it implies.

10
Decatur Deb  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:03:30pm

re: #4 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s all just theater. Senate rules should be changed to require all discourse be mimed.

11
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:03:40pm
12
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:06:59pm
13
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:07:15pm

Anyone have any recommendations for a reliable washing machine?

I got a Samsung a couple of years ago and it’s a flipping piece of shit.

I’m so pissed.

14
O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:08:02pm

re: #13 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Anyone have any recommendations for a reliable washing machine?

I got a Samsung a couple of years ago and it’s a flipping piece of shit.

I’m so pissed.

I got matching LG appliances when I moved in 11 years ago. The washing machine is still trucking. The dryer died a couple of years back and I had to replace it with a less sophisticated model.

15
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:10:00pm

re: #14 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

I got matching LG appliances when I moved in 11 years ago. The washing machine is still trucking. The dryer died a couple of years back and I had to replace it with a less sophisticated model.

I’m thinking of going as low tech as possible. This garbage machine keeps kicking out bullshit codes that are wrong. I can’t get a repair person and I want to blow* up the place I got it. AARRGGHHHH.

*Figurative hyperbole

16
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:11:47pm
17
Punish Domestic Terrorists  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:14:17pm

re: #12 Backwoods_Sleuth

18
Belafon  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:17:41pm

re: #15 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

We have Maytag.

19
O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:18:27pm

re: #18 Belafon

We have Maytag.

You can never go wrong with the classics.

20
Belafon  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:18:52pm

re: #16 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trump probably deliberately confused them, but an invasion of the Capitol should be met with max force.

21
Belafon  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:19:01pm
22
O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:19:50pm

re: #21 Belafon

That’s my senator!

23
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:21:51pm

re: #18 Belafon

We have Maytag.

How long have you had it?

I’m shocked by reviews of washing machines. They are all over the place. Quality control is inconsistent at best. Googling “reliability” returns a bunch of sites I’ve never heard of. Places like Lowe’s, Best Buy, etc. have user reviews that go from 1 to 5 stars.

I’m so bummed.

24
nines09  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:22:42pm

re: #15 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Did you check out the model number and the problems associated with it? Might be a control board issue and if that part is not too expensive it is sometimes an easy fix. YouTube has volumes of helpful vides among the yakkers.

25
William Lewis  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:24:00pm

re: #18 Belafon

We have Maytag.

last one I had was Whirlpool and it was a lemon. Front loader that burned through door seals on a yearly basis. If I were shopping for one now, I’d get the lowest end lowest tech LG I could find. Meanwhile I bring my laundry to work when I do overnights.

26
Jay C  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:24:11pm

re: #13 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Anyone have any recommendations for a reliable washing machine?

I got a Samsung a couple of years ago and it’s a flipping piece of shit.

I’m so pissed.

The only brand I would unequivocally recommend is AKSO (Swedish): we replaced the W/D in our last apartment (needed particular equipment*), and it served for several years with only one incident (minor flooding from a clogged filter).

*it was installed in a closet with no hot water intake or dryer vent. AKSO was the best buy (if pricier than some other brands)

27
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:24:32pm
28
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:27:50pm

re: #24 nines09

Did you check out the model number and the problems associated with it? Might be a control board issue and if that part is not too expensive it is sometimes an easy fix. YouTube has volumes of helpful vides among the yakkers.

Mine keeps throwing a code that it’s low on water. It’s not.

It started leaking a few months ago. We followed all the videos to check the filter, input lines, etc. It looks like there’s a problem with the door-within-a-door. I’m gonna duct tape that thing shut but I’m at a loss.

The “he calls back right away” repair man never called back. Called him twice. Maybe COVID problems.

It’s now been a month since we did laundry.

I’m trying to stay really mad because I’m gonna cry.

29
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:30:46pm
30
O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:30:48pm

re: #28 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Mine keeps throwing a code that it’s low on water. It’s not.

It started leaking a few months ago. We followed all the videos to check the filter, input lines, etc. It looks like there’s a problem with the door-within-a-door. I’m gonna duct tape that thing shut but I’m at a loss.

The “he calls back right away” repair man never called back. Called him twice. Maybe COVID problems.

It’s now been a month since we did laundry.

I’m trying to stay really mad because I’m gonna cry.

Oh, that’s awful. When our dryer went out, we washed a bunch of clothes and then took them to the laundromat in town (we live near a college, of course we have a laundromat) to dry them. The door seals are a frequent pain point, and if it’s a door-within-a-door, that problem is compounded. I don’t know if it’s something you could check, but it might be worthwhile. The sensor problem - and that’s what it sounds like - is another issue.

31
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:31:04pm

re: #25 William Lewis

last one I had was Whirlpool and it was a lemon. Front loader that burned through door seals on a yearly basis. If I were shopping for one now, I’d get the lowest end lowest tech LG I could find. Meanwhile I bring my laundry to work when I do overnights.

That’s where I’m at. Except my option is to go to a laundromat. I go shopping twice a month, exactly what I want to do; go to a laundromat.

FML

32
plansbandc  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:31:42pm

re: #4 Backwoods_Sleuth

He blew a man’s head off, but that’s not relevant now. It’s all in the past.

33
nines09  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:32:39pm

re: #28 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

With the model number you can pull up schematics. Front loader I presume. Might be that rubber seal. You can pop them in and out one most models.

34
The Ghost of a Flea  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:32:51pm

Assholes: The idea that gender is a construct expressed through performance and externalities that signify identity is ridiculous Marxist nonsense,

Also assholes: This potato is male because I put a mustache on it and it’s a sign of cultural degeneracy if you don’t use the right pronouns and terms of address….for this potato.

35
O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:33:26pm

re: #33 nines09

With the model number you can pull up schematics. Front loader I presume. Might be that rubber seal. You can pop them in and out one most models.

It’s not quite that easy. Mine is held in with springs that are a right pain in the ass to get out and back in. I did manage it, but there were swear words involved. Lots of them. Over an inordinate amount of time for what was supposed to be a simple job.

36
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:34:24pm

re: #30 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

Oh, that’s awful. When our dryer went out, we washed a bunch of clothes and then took them to the laundromat in town (we live near a college, of course we have a laundromat) to dry them. The door seals are a frequent pain point, and if it’s a door-within-a-door, that problem is compounded. I don’t know if it’s something you could check, but it might be worthwhile. The sensor problem - and that’s what it sounds like - is another issue.

Great thoughts. Thank you!

37
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:35:06pm
38
Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:35:57pm

re: #13 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Whirlpool. I have highly-rated LG washer/dryer pair on pedestals, but if your water pressure is high, it will cause water hammering as the mixing valves in the washer close incredibly quick. Had the plumber come out and he put in a water pressure gague and a water pressure reducer, so all is well.

Never had that issue with Whirlpool - their German made washers are solid. Sears switched the Kenmore washers from Whirlpool to LG, and the Sears sales critters weren’t happy - probably because of the water hammering issue. When you open the door on just about any washer they will state what country it was built. My first front loader was a Kenmore HE 3 T, and was German made.

My next washer was a Whirlpool that I bought as part of the 2009 stimulus and was also German made.

39
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:35:59pm
40
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:40:47pm
41
O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:43:49pm

re: #40 Backwoods_Sleuth

God cares about all people. Even if He thinks they’re sinners, He still loves them and respects them as humans. So sit the fuck down, shut the fuck up, and learn a goddamn lesson from your betters.

42
Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:49:03pm

re: #37 Backwoods_Sleuth

The Butlerian Jihad may be just around the corner. Lots of speculation in the comments on how to destroy/disable this thing, even though its testicle grabbers manipulator appendages can reportedly break bones.

Reminds me of this story from 2018:
Wielding Rocks and Knives, Arizonans Attack Self-Driving Cars

The assailant slipped out of a park around noon one day in October, zeroing in on his target, which was idling at a nearby intersection — a self-driving van operated by Waymo, the driverless-car company spun out of Google.

He carried out his attack with an unidentified sharp object, swiftly slashing one of the tires. The suspect, identified as a white man in his 20s, then melted into the neighborhood on foot.

The slashing was one of nearly two dozen attacks on driverless vehicles over the past two years in Chandler, a city near Phoenix where Waymo started testing its vans in 2017. In ways large and small, the city has had an early look at public misgivings over the rise of artificial intelligence, with city officials hearing complaints about everything from safety to possible job losses.

43
cat-tikvah  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:49:13pm

Today’s trivia thrill:
A Lounge of Lizards!

44
darthstar  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:49:43pm

re: #1 Belafon

45
Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:51:50pm

re: #43 cat-tikvah

The list is missing: A group of ferrets is called a “business”.

46
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:54:59pm

oh ,this will not end well for the dognappers.

47
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:55:24pm

re: #45 Eric The Fruit Bat

The list is wrong: A group of ferrets is called a “business”.

I don’t see ferrets on that list. Did I miss it?

48
nines09  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:55:33pm

re: #42 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo


I have seen the future, and it eats us alive.

49
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:56:13pm

re: #46 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh ,this will not end well for the dognappers.

The bastard shot her dog walker. He’s in critical condition.

50
danarchy  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:58:04pm

re: #45 Eric The Fruit Bat

The list is wrong: A group of ferrets is called a “business”.

Is this some kind of psi op to see how much time people will waste trying to find ferrets on that list?

51
O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 25, 2021 • 4:58:35pm

re: #50 danarchy

Is this some kind of psi op to see how much time people will waste trying to find ferrets on that list?

*raises hand* I checked 3 times before I decided that I’m just crazy.

52
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 25, 2021 • 5:01:32pm
53
O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 25, 2021 • 5:01:54pm

re: #52 Backwoods_Sleuth

What? I fits, I sits.

54
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 25, 2021 • 5:02:13pm
55
PhillyPretzel  Feb 25, 2021 • 5:06:29pm

I just got a letter today from my union District Council 33. In short they are telling us that the Freedom Foundation is targeting us and we must be on guard. According to the union letter we are to mail, phone calls and even house visits. Has anyone here heard of this group and is DC33 being on the level with me and my fellow union members?

56
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 25, 2021 • 5:08:50pm

re: #55 PhillyPretzel

I just got a letter today from my union District Council 33. In short they are telling us that the Freedom Foundation is targeting us and we must be on guard. According to the union letter we are to mail, phone calls and even house visits. Has anyone here heard of this group and is DC33 being on the level with me and my fellow union members?

From Freedom Foundation’s website:

Whenever the Freedom Foundation lets public employees know they no longer have to be a member of a union — and pay dues for the “privilege” — our friends the government unions inevitably wail about “free riders.”

57
PhillyPretzel  Feb 25, 2021 • 5:09:48pm

re: #56 Backwoods_Sleuth

We have had the option of doing that for years. That is nothing new. With DC33 it is called “fair share”

58
plansbandc  Feb 25, 2021 • 5:10:05pm

re: #37 Backwoods_Sleuth

That made me laugh. Thank you. :D

59
plansbandc  Feb 25, 2021 • 5:12:17pm

re: #38 Eric The Fruit Bat

We have a Whirlpool that’s been very good. If I could buy any appliance brand right now, it would be a Miele. But we aren’t rich so…

60
Dave In Austin  Feb 25, 2021 • 5:15:33pm
61
Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Feb 25, 2021 • 5:15:39pm

re: #55 PhillyPretzel

I just got a letter today from my union District Council 33. In short they are telling us that the Freedom Foundation is targeting us and we must be on guard. According to the union letter we are to mail, phone calls and even house visits. Has anyone here heard of this group and is DC33 being on the level with me and my fellow union members?

Enemy of the People: Freedom Foundation (Washington)

Foundation CEO Tom McCabe wrote that, “Labor bosses are the single greatest threat to freedom and opportunity in America today. By taking money from hard-working, dues-paying Americans, they’re funding a broken political culture in states like Oregon and Washington.” He added, “The Freedom Foundation has a proven plan for bankrupting and defeating government unions through education, litigation, legislation and community activation.”

62
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 25, 2021 • 5:15:47pm
63
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 25, 2021 • 5:17:24pm
64
Barefoot Grin  Feb 25, 2021 • 5:18:49pm

It was fun thinking about all of the language stuff posted yesterday and today. Something that I had forgotten about that links China and Japan is that they both had epistolary and vernacular systems. In Japan it was called sōrōbun. I only remember that in China vernacular began to be used in the 1910s in journals and newspapers as a way to expand access to the lesser educated. It started in the 1860s in Japan, really. Some were even advocating for the abolition of the Japanese language as too difficult for most Japanese themselves to master (written form) and advocated to replace with either English or French. Some scientists wouldn’t go so far, only advocating that the writing system use roman letters rather than the hodge podge of Chinese characters and syllabaries then in use. Standard Japanese now is based on a unified pronunciation and grammar common in samurai manors, and in particular that used by the women of the manors. It is called Yamanote kotoba, referring to the areas around what is now Tokyo where many of the best residences were located. At the time and up to the Meiji Restoration, it could be quite difficult for samurai from different parts of the country to communicate while stationed in the capital. Even in the so-called “entertainment” districts, the women came up with a semi- artificial language that the clientele learned to adopt.

Anyway, it was probably textbooks and newspapers that taught the Japanese a more or less unified language. Early newspapers had script guides next to all Chinese characters to help the uneducated read the news.

65
PhillyPretzel  Feb 25, 2021 • 5:19:32pm

re: #61 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

I saw that at Wiki. A few years ago I had some idiots come to my door and try to collect for the unions. I told them I give at the “office” and showed them the business end of my front door. I told the shop stewards and all they said was do not let them into your house.

66
austin_blue  Feb 25, 2021 • 5:19:53pm

re: #28 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Mine keeps throwing a code that it’s low on water. It’s not.

It started leaking a few months ago. We followed all the videos to check the filter, input lines, etc. It looks like there’s a problem with the door-within-a-door. I’m gonna duct tape that thing shut but I’m at a loss.

The “he calls back right away” repair man never called back. Called him twice. Maybe COVID problems.

It’s now been a month since we did laundry.

I’m trying to stay really mad because I’m gonna cry.

I know this isn’t your situation, but we lost our washer access in the back studio (a converted garage with a laundry room and full bath attached) because of the Deep Freeze and Blizzard of 2021. So we got one of these, which arrived today, since we won’t see a plumber until mid-March:

amazon.com

We got it today (some assembly required- took me about 20 minutes), and did a half load (2 lbs.) that included a pair of jeans, a couple of shirts and some smallclothes, all dark.

Put the detergent (we use True Earth Eco Strips- they’re great!) and 3 quarts hot tap water, rinsed with three quarts cold tap water, and boom, ready to hang dry. Hand cranked each cycle for 1 1/2 minutes. Easy Peasy.

The only downside is that there is no spin cycle. But a thorough squeeze isn’t tough. You’ll need a clothes drying rack that will fit on a porch or in the bathtub if you don’t have a working dryer.

Really, I could get used to this thing as something besides a stopgap.

67
calochortus  Feb 25, 2021 • 5:21:55pm

re: #23 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

How long have you had it?

I’m shocked by reviews of washing machines. They are all over the place. Quality control is inconsistent at best. Googling “reliability” returns a bunch of sites I’ve never heard of. Places like Lowe’s, Best Buy, etc. have user reviews that go from 1 to 5 stars.

I’m so bummed.

All appliances seem to be all over the lot on reliability. Some are better than others of course. Our first Samsung front loader never worked right, after months of trying to fix it, they finally gave us another which has been fine. On the other hand, the neighbor who raved about hers is now replacing it because of unspecified issues after 9 or 10 years.
Our Whirlpool dryer seems to be still working fine after 20 years.
I think the big problem is that so many appliances are extremely complicated and companies don’t support them after 10 or 12 years so you can’t fix even a minor problem.

68
PhillyPretzel  Feb 25, 2021 • 5:24:15pm

For major appliances go to Consumer’s Union (Consumer Reports)
consumerreports.org

69
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 25, 2021 • 5:25:59pm

re: #66 austin_blue

That’s pretty cool!

70
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 25, 2021 • 5:29:27pm

re: #66 austin_blue

I know this isn’t your situation, but we lost our washer access in the back studio (a converted garage with a laundry room and full bath attached) because of the Deep Freeze and Blizzard of 2021. So we got one of these, which arrived today, since we won’t see a plumber until mid-March:

amazon.com

We got it today (some assembly required- took me about 20 minutes), and did a half load (2 lbs.) that included a pair of jeans, a couple of shirts and some smallclothes, all dark.

Put the detergent (we use True Earth Eco Strips- they’re great!) and 3 quarts hot tap water, rinsed with three quarts cold tap water, and boom, ready to hang dry. Hand cranked each cycle for 1 1/2 minutes. Easy Peasy.

The only downside is that there is no spin cycle. But a thorough squeeze isn’t tough. You’ll need a clothes drying rack that will fit on a porch or in the bathtub if you don’t have a working dryer.

Really, I could get used to this thing as something besides a stopgap.

We’ve had one of those ever since we moved to TheBackwoods.
It’s great when the power goes out.

71
Dave In Austin  Feb 25, 2021 • 5:30:47pm

Today, I bought live Mealworm on Amazon.
Do they keep these on the shelf?

72
O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 25, 2021 • 5:32:16pm

re: #71 Dave In Austin

Today, I bought live Mealworm on Amazon.
Do they keep these on the shelf?

They get ‘em from the local bait shop.

73
danarchy  Feb 25, 2021 • 5:34:47pm

re: #71 Dave In Austin

Today, I bought live Mealworm on Amazon.
Do they keep these on the shelf?

I am guessing that s not a “Fulfilled by Amazon” order.

74
Dave In Austin  Feb 25, 2021 • 5:34:57pm

re: #72 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

Drop shipped from the Blo Fly Factory

75
gocart mozart  Feb 25, 2021 • 5:36:08pm

I moved 5 miles down Rt 8 so sadly Jahana Hayes is no longer my congress person. Now it is Rosa DeLaura, seen here rocking the purple hair like no Italian grandma ever has.

76
O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 25, 2021 • 5:37:51pm

re: #73 danarchy

I am guessing that s not a “Fulfilled by Amazon” order.

Heh. Around here, it might be. I could totally see an Amazon Prime delivery van (of which I’ve had 3 stop by my house so far this week - help, I’m an addict!) parked in the lot at my local fishing hole.

77
Dave In Austin  Feb 25, 2021 • 5:43:49pm

Jen Granholm in Chris Hays tonight.

78
Dave In Austin  Feb 25, 2021 • 5:46:47pm
79
Sherlock Hound  Feb 25, 2021 • 5:49:27pm

Just WHAT is Alex Jones doing??

80
jaunte  Feb 25, 2021 • 5:50:13pm
81
jaunte  Feb 25, 2021 • 5:50:20pm
82
O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 25, 2021 • 5:51:41pm

re: #79 Sherlock Hound

Just WHAT is Alex Jones doing??

Being an asshat, like he does.

83
jaunte  Feb 25, 2021 • 5:53:18pm
84
Sherlock Hound  Feb 25, 2021 • 5:53:29pm

France, taking M. Patate in stride:

85
Sherlock Hound  Feb 25, 2021 • 5:55:23pm

re: #82 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

Being an asshat, like he does.

If I were on the ground there, I would be building homemade RPG’s. See how he likes tail rotor problems!
///

86
O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 25, 2021 • 5:55:48pm

re: #85 Sherlock Hound

If I were on the ground there, I would be building homemade RPG’s. See how he likes tail rotor problems!
///

I saw Black Hawk Down. I know how that ends.

87
plansbandc  Feb 25, 2021 • 5:58:29pm

re: #78 Dave In Austin

OH NO

88
jaunte  Feb 25, 2021 • 6:00:42pm

re: #79 Sherlock Hound

“The Robinson R44, the world’s best-selling civilian helicopter, has a long history of deadly crashes”
latimes.com

89
Dread Pirate Ron  Feb 25, 2021 • 6:05:19pm
90
Patricia Kayden  Feb 25, 2021 • 6:05:40pm

re: #1 Belafon

This is why I love Costco. I remember in 2008 that the CEO spoke at the Democratic National Convention.

91
Sherlock Hound  Feb 25, 2021 • 6:08:21pm

re: #88 jaunte

“The Robinson R44, the world’s best-selling civilian helicopter, has a long history of deadly crashes”
latimes.com

I wonder if @CivMilAir is keeping tabs on this bird?

92
jaunte  Feb 25, 2021 • 6:09:31pm

re: #91 Sherlock Hound

I didn’t know they watched helicopters.

93
The Pie Overlord!  Feb 25, 2021 • 6:11:52pm
94
PrairieQueen  Feb 25, 2021 • 6:16:16pm

I don’t know who might need a reminder, but this is what they are: Cocksuckers. Lying, sniveling, cocksuckers.

95
William Lewis  Feb 25, 2021 • 6:17:05pm

Hmm. Anyone tried this washer from Amazon?

Giantex Portable Mini Compact Twin Tub Washing Machine 17.6lbs Washer Spain Spinner Portable Washing Machine, Blue+ White

Tiny but cheap and would fit my trailer and one person’s cloths fairly well - it it works as advertised. Anyone?

96
Belafon  Feb 25, 2021 • 6:20:44pm

re: #67 calochortus

All appliances seem to be all over the lot on reliability. Some are better than others of course. Our first Samsung front loader never worked right, after months of trying to fix it, they finally gave us another which has been fine. On the other hand, the neighbor who raved about hers is now replacing it because of unspecified issues after 9 or 10 years.
Our Whirlpool dryer seems to be still working fine after 20 years.
I think the big problem is that so many appliances are extremely complicated and companies don’t support them after 10 or 12 years so you can’t fix even a minor problem.

We had samsung front loaders for 15 years. The control board on the washer went out, and I coukd not find a replacement part because Samsung stopped making them.

97
🌹UOJB!  Feb 25, 2021 • 6:21:24pm

re: #95 William Lewis

Hmm. Anyone tried this washer from Amazon?

[Embedded content]

Giantex Portable Mini Compact Twin Tub Washing Machine 17.6lbs Washer Spain Spinner Portable Washing Machine, Blue+ White

Tiny but cheap and would fit my trailer and one person’s cloths fairly well - it it works as advertised. Anyone?

I remember when Hoover made a portable washer/dryer back in the 80s and my sister bought one when she was in a cramped apartment. Worked pretty good for her.

98
Sherlock Hound  Feb 25, 2021 • 6:22:06pm

re: #92 jaunte

I didn’t know they watched helicopters.

They follow anything interesting that shows up on their tracking site.

99
Punish Domestic Terrorists  Feb 25, 2021 • 6:26:00pm

re: #95 William Lewis

I went with this one.
amazon.com

It works well.

100
PrairieQueen  Feb 25, 2021 • 6:27:16pm

re: #95 William Lewis

My sister has a similar one. Loves it. Has used it a lot. Says it uses less water, gets clothes really clean, easy as pie to use, faster than her big machine.

101
Sufficient unto the day...  Feb 25, 2021 • 6:27:24pm
102
Belafon  Feb 25, 2021 • 6:28:26pm

Harris could object to the ruling by the parliamentarian and force a vote, but Sinema and Manchin would probably vote against it.

103
William Lewis  Feb 25, 2021 • 6:31:42pm

re: #100 PrairieQueen

My sister has a similar one. Loves it. Has used it a lot. Says it uses less water, gets clothes really clean, easy as pie to use, faster than her big machine.

Found this on youtube:

Let Me Tell You About My: Giantex Portable Mini Compact Twin Tub Washing Machine

Looks good for a bachelor like me.

104
William Lewis  Feb 25, 2021 • 6:35:11pm

re: #99 Punish Domestic Terrorists

I went with this one.
amazon.com

It works well.

Gotta admit that one looks good too.

105
William Lewis  Feb 25, 2021 • 6:35:22pm

re: #101 Sufficient unto the day…

[Embedded content]

Damn skippy, I’d sure hope we could prevent the scum from running anymore!

106
austin_blue  Feb 25, 2021 • 6:39:24pm

re: #79 Sherlock Hound

Just WHAT is Alex Jones doing??

[Embedded content]

Well, it’s just Alex being Alex. A fellow denizen of South Austin, (though not in my sacred 78704), he’s a trust fund baby, a misogynist, and a sociopath. He also bought a helicopter, which he uses to terrorize his ex-wife and child. It’s just a game to him.

He’s a monster, and can’t step (or be pushed onto), a rainbow too soon.

107
marcusgorillius  Feb 25, 2021 • 6:39:55pm

re: #13 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Maytag are good, something made in theU.S. I used to work on them for a living

108
Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 25, 2021 • 6:47:26pm

re: #107 marcusgorillius

Maytag are good, something made in theU.S. I used to work on them for a living

But I thought they didn’t need repair?

///

109
gocart mozart  Feb 25, 2021 • 6:48:28pm
110
Florida Panhandler  Feb 25, 2021 • 6:50:10pm

re: #17 Punish Domestic Terrorists

We are currently a very Flawed Democracy that recently emerged from Hybrid Regime status, along the lines of Putin’s Russia.

Our Flawed Democracy can become a failed state in 2 elections should Republicans gain control over either the Senate or the House, let alone the White House. Republicans have made it clear they are on the side of people who want to kill elected officials of the Democratic Party and that they are intent on once again inflicting Trump on the country as dictator. They should be treated as such in public and in private.

111
Punish Domestic Terrorists  Feb 25, 2021 • 6:51:41pm

re: #104 William Lewis

Gotta admit that one looks good too.

It spins the clothes dry enough that I can lie them on the couch under a ceiling fan to finish drying them. I’m in an apartment and bought it when the laundry room was being renovated. Now I use it because of the pandemic. I avoid common areas whenever possible.

112
jaunte  Feb 25, 2021 • 6:52:57pm
113
Dread Pirate Ron  Feb 25, 2021 • 6:53:34pm
114
Belafon  Feb 25, 2021 • 6:56:14pm

I found this about the Ms. Marvel series that Marvel is going to make. In addition to the Pakistani-American actress to play the title character, they have also chosen what looks like Packistani-American directors:

MS. MARVEL First Look (2021)

115
sagehen  Feb 25, 2021 • 6:59:39pm

re: #101 Sufficient unto the day…

[Embedded content]

You mean like Bloomberg?

5th richest man in the country.

116
Dread Pirate Ron  Feb 25, 2021 • 7:01:04pm
117
jaunte  Feb 25, 2021 • 7:03:25pm
118
Dread Pirate Ron  Feb 25, 2021 • 7:12:37pm

I’m listening to harpsichord music for the first time since The Wild Wild West series, I think. It’s dark and scary. A radio station out of Goldfield Nevada on radio.garden.

119
Belafon  Feb 25, 2021 • 7:15:40pm

re: #116 Dread Pirate Ron

He needs to make sure it also affects franchises or McDonald’s will get around it.

120
Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 25, 2021 • 7:16:06pm

I’d never thought I’d see politicians fight so hard to NOT give their constituents a living wage.

The GOP doesn’t want to help anyone but other Republicans, do they?

121
Dread Pirate Ron  Feb 25, 2021 • 7:17:55pm
122
Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 25, 2021 • 7:18:06pm

re: #119 Belafon

He needs to make sure it also affects franchises or McDonald’s will get around it.

“All our employees are now independent contractors.”

123
plansbandc  Feb 25, 2021 • 7:19:36pm

re: #114 Belafon

The comic books I’ve read are great. Not a huge superhero fan, but I will definitely watch that movie.

124
Belafon  Feb 25, 2021 • 7:22:16pm

re: #123 plansbandc

The comic books I’ve read are great. Not a huge superhero fan, but I will definitely watch that movie.

They’re going to do hers as a TV series, but she will end up in the next Captain Marvel.

125
Dread Pirate Ron  Feb 25, 2021 • 7:27:39pm
126
jaunte  Feb 25, 2021 • 7:32:48pm

Lucy did not want to come in from the screen porch this evening.

127
Punish Domestic Terrorists  Feb 25, 2021 • 7:36:23pm

Bigots have friends too.

128
danarchy  Feb 25, 2021 • 7:41:14pm

re: #127 Punish Domestic Terrorists

[Embedded content]

Didn’t she lose by 20 points last time. She knows she isn’t going to win, it’s just another chance to grift.

129
Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 25, 2021 • 7:44:14pm

re: #128 danarchy

Didn’t she lose by 20 points last time. She knows she isn’t going to win, it’s just another chance to grift.

Bingo. And, in Lauras case, get back on Twitter.

130
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 25, 2021 • 7:45:23pm

Aaand, this is why I left my vote blank for NE-3 rather than vote for this guy who ran as a Democrat here against Rep. Adrian Smith.

Former congressional candidate Mark Elworth Jr. has filed for the second time to establish a new political party in Nebraska.

On Monday, Elworth announced the MAGA Patriots Party — a name for a new party proposed by former President Donald Trump — on his personal Facebook page and said he has chosen North Platte to be the party headquarters.

“People in the 3rd District have been disenfranchised from state politics, and we are going to change that,” Elworth said in the Facebook post. “… The Nebraska Republicans have failed us. They no longer work or compete for your votes. They have ulterior motives without your best interests in mind.”

Former Nebraska congressional candidate files to establish the MAGA Patriots Party (Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald, more at the link).

He is also still trying to establish his Marijuana Party at the same time.

131
GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 25, 2021 • 7:50:09pm

This show Clarice on CBS is sooooo good.

132
Dread Pirate Ron  Feb 25, 2021 • 7:54:00pm
133
jaunte  Feb 25, 2021 • 7:56:12pm
134
stpaulbear  Feb 25, 2021 • 7:56:29pm

I was watching a podcast that will remain nameless and they had some photos from CPAC. I made a snip of this bumper sticker that someone was selling. Private for reasons.

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

135
jaunte  Feb 25, 2021 • 7:57:05pm

Is that a repurposed Bob’s Big Boy statue?

136
Dread Pirate Ron  Feb 25, 2021 • 7:57:47pm

Moses would set their asses straight.

137
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 25, 2021 • 7:57:49pm

Governor Kristi Noem of South Dakota is trying to poison the jury pool in the trial against the Republican Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, charged with three misdemeanours after killing a pedestrian with his car.

The judge overseeing Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg’s criminal case has ordered state government to stop releasing evidence and delete two videos of his police interviews it already shared.

“This is highly unprecedented, and release of this type of information to the public before it has even been released to defense counsel creates great unfairness and prejudice,” defense lawyer Timothy Rensch of Rapid City wrote in a motion filed Thursday. “If such order is not granted, the selective and unprecedented release of this nonpublic information will create irreparable harm to the defendant.”

Emily Sovell, deputy state’s attorney for Hyde County, tried to stop Gov. Kristi Noem from releasing the videos on Tuesday, the motion says.

She’s a Republican so I expect her to ignore a court order.

The order and motion came after Gov. Kristi Noem announced Thursday morning that the Department of Public Safety would be releasing more evidence from the investigation into the crash.

Noem said she spent 10 hours on Monday reviewing the case evidence and ordered DPS to release videos of Ravnsborg’s two interviews with investigators on Tuesday.

DPS promised to “release the investigate report as soon as it is complete,” but never did. The agency instead released certain pieces of evidence over the course of five months and rejected the Journal’s public records request for all 911 calls related to the crash.

Judge orders state to stop sharing Ravnsborg evidence, remove videos (Rapid City, SD Journal)

138
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 25, 2021 • 8:13:01pm

re: #135 jaunte

Is that a repurposed Bob’s Big Boy statue?

No. The Big Boy statue has one arm raised holding a plate with a burger on it.

139
I Would Prefer Not To  Feb 25, 2021 • 8:16:09pm

I’m glad to say that CPAC and others have not learned from their mistakes. Let them continue to worship trump until he sinks them. They had an opportunity to dump him after he lost, but they didn’t. They are not just stupid, they are fucking stupid.

140
Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Feb 25, 2021 • 8:21:33pm

re: #133 jaunte

[Embedded content]

141
Dread Pirate Ron  Feb 25, 2021 • 8:23:52pm
142
Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Feb 25, 2021 • 8:32:38pm
143
austin_blue  Feb 25, 2021 • 8:37:18pm

A very happy Purim to all on this board.

It’s a tale of not being annihilated, because you just happened to be Jews living in Babylonia.

Esther was married to the King of Babylonia and saved the Jews. It’s a lovely story.

144
austin_blue  Feb 25, 2021 • 8:48:14pm

Shit, Late for the Sky.

Time to sleep.

Sad song.

Jackson Browne Late For The Sky

145
William Lewis  Feb 25, 2021 • 8:48:49pm

re: #144 austin_blue

Shit, Late for the Sky.

Time to sleep.

Sad song.

[Embedded content]

Possibly his finest moment.

146
Jay C  Feb 25, 2021 • 8:55:51pm

re: #143 austin_blue

A very happy Purim to all on this board.

It’s a tale of not being annihilated, because you just happened to be Jews living in Babylonia.

Esther was married to the King of Babylonia and saved the Jews. It’s a lovely story.

Persia, but who’s counting?
Thanks, anyway. 🥳

147
🌹UOJB!  Feb 25, 2021 • 9:28:03pm

re: #140 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

[Embedded content]

So how many assholes at CPAC prayed to the Golden Asshole?

148
Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Feb 25, 2021 • 9:28:18pm

re: #146 Jay C

Persia, but who’s counting?
Thanks, anyway. 🥳

Could have been worse. Like thinking it was when Moses, in the form of the Master Control Program, defeated and banished Haman.

149
🌹UOJB!  Feb 25, 2021 • 9:31:51pm

re: #133 jaunte

I’d rather pray to this while I have communion eating onion rings and drinking a Silver Goblet Shake…

150
Dread Pirate Ron  Feb 25, 2021 • 9:37:09pm

That’s because you’re an idiot.

151
Targetpractice  Feb 25, 2021 • 9:42:28pm

re: #150 Dread Pirate Ron

[Embedded content]

That’s because you’re an idiot.

Tiger Beat on the Potomac writes puff piece about how Qaren ran for office because she was tired of not being allowed to see the manager.

152
🌹UOJB!  Feb 25, 2021 • 9:46:20pm

re: #150 Dread Pirate Ron

[Embedded content]

That’s because you’re an idiot.

Oh if someone would smack her face with a custard pie…

153
Dread Pirate Ron  Feb 25, 2021 • 9:47:27pm
154
Dave In Austin  Feb 25, 2021 • 10:31:19pm
155
Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 25, 2021 • 10:39:13pm

re: #147 🌹UOJB!

So how many assholes at CPAC prayed to the Golden Asshole?

All of them, Katie.

/

156
Dave In Austin  Feb 25, 2021 • 10:41:51pm
157
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 25, 2021 • 10:49:07pm

Thread, thirteen tweets. This seems to be a theme with major media outlets. Politico gets kudos for quoting three words.

158
Dave In Austin  Feb 25, 2021 • 10:49:39pm

This is a good one…. for the Musicians here of course.

Cory and The Wongnotes // COOL [Ep. 7]

159
🌹UOJB!  Feb 25, 2021 • 10:51:24pm

re: #157 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Thread, thirteen tweets. This seems to be a theme with major media outlets. Politico gets kudos for quoting three words.

[Embedded content]

So typical of that cog in the Republican 24/7 Bullshit Machine.

160
Targetpractice  Feb 25, 2021 • 10:59:05pm

re: #157 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Thread, thirteen tweets. This seems to be a theme with major media outlets. Politico gets kudos for quoting three words.

[Embedded content]

This is a common theme of the “liberal media”: Tackle a major issue that liberals support…by spending most of the article focused on the opposition to it and getting plentiful quotes from the douchenozzles leading that opposition.

161
Hecuba's daughter  Feb 25, 2021 • 11:07:15pm

re: #153 Dread Pirate Ron

Adam Kinzinger’s problem is that while he opposes Trump’s lies, temperament, and bullying and he supports democracy, he still is a traditional conservative with traditional conservative values and that is why he isn’t looking for a home in the Democratic party — he doesn’t agree with any of the social, cultural, economic, environmental, or fiscal policies of Democrats. He is in the modern world a man without a party.

162
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 25, 2021 • 11:09:06pm

On Black Lives Matter protests last summer in Omaha:

Omaha police monitored activists’ social media posts and events last year, planted undercover officers at a sidewalk chalk-drawing protest and even tracked birthday party plans for a Black protest organizer.

The police discussions and actions were revealed in hundreds of emails that the American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska made public Thursday.

The ACLU criticized the actions as biased, unnecessary surveillance of police critics that echoes the “disturbing historical pattern of police monitoring lawful activities of Black civil rights leaders.”

The emails were sent at a time of public protests related to the Black Lives Matter movement.

A request to interview Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer or other police officials Thursday was declined.

(more)

Emails show Omaha police monitoring of activists in 2020 (Omaha World-Herald)

163
Dread Pirate Ron  Feb 25, 2021 • 11:11:19pm

re: #162 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

On Black Lives Matter protests last summer in Omaha:

(more)

Emails show Omaha police monitoring of activists in 2020 (Omaha World-Herald)

I went to a SDS meeting back in the 70’s. I think half the people there were undercover.

164
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 25, 2021 • 11:36:39pm

re: #163 Dread Pirate Ron

I went to a SDS meeting back in the 70’s. I think half the people there were undercover.

The “powers that be” do seem to have a problem with civil rights activists or anti-war protests, don’t they?

165
Ming5000  Feb 26, 2021 • 12:07:26am

re: #140 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

[Embedded content]

That Trump idol is wearing skater shorts and flip flops. Trump doesn’t do this.
Is this supposed to make Trump seem cool? I just don’t get it.
Most Republicans take whatever swill they are fed and lap it up.

166
Dread Pirate Ron  Feb 26, 2021 • 12:08:25am

ha

167
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 26, 2021 • 12:13:29am

My furnace is dead. The thermocouple seems to have died (yet again).

It’s 25°F outside.

The gas company says they can send someone round my house tomorrow.

168
Dread Pirate Ron  Feb 26, 2021 • 12:14:53am

re: #167 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I hope you have a fireplace or pellet stove.

169
Targetpractice  Feb 26, 2021 • 12:22:10am

re: #166 Dread Pirate Ron

ha

[Embedded content]

What’s telling to me is how quickly that Bernie moved to his Plan B amendment to tax businesses.

Do we really want our own “thumbs down” moment on live TV from Sinema and/or Manchin? Do we want to start from Square One when the clock is ticking to get this bill on Biden’s desk before the moratoriums end?

170
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 26, 2021 • 12:31:33am

Adding on to the goodness tonight, I started bleeding through my bandages again.

My wife just rewrapped my hand after I was futzing around with our dead furnace. The incision is open about an 1/8th inch and about 3/4 inch long in the centre of my palm.

Ouch.

I have an appointment at the Cheyenne VAMC Tuesday … let’s see if I can hold out.

It fookin’ hurts. I may have to break into the meds again.

171
Ming5000  Feb 26, 2021 • 12:33:30am

re: #169 Targetpractice

What’s telling to me is how quickly that Bernie moved to his Plan B amendment to tax businesses.

Do we really want our own “thumbs down” moment on live TV from Sinema and/or Manchin? Do we want to start from Square One when the clock is ticking to get this bill on Biden’s desk before the moratoriums end?

I like Charles Gaba’s take on this:

172
Ming5000  Feb 26, 2021 • 12:35:34am

re: #170 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Dude, you can’t futz with stuff with that hand. You need to duct tape your healing hand to your chest for a week.
(I am not a Doctor)

173
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 26, 2021 • 12:36:06am

re: #168 Dread Pirate Ron

I hope you have a fireplace or pellet stove.

No we do not. The house is too small for a fireplace, and pellet stoves are not exactly banned, but you can’t get property insurance or liability insurance if you have one here (prairie fires).

The only people around here who have pellet stoves do not carry insurance (which really hurt them in the last tornado here).

We do have a gas oven, so that can sort of warm the house. At least we’re not around -15°F like we were a week ago.

174
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 26, 2021 • 12:41:02am

The same covid-19 mutations are appearing in different places (The Economist, with an audio reading of the same article, 4:24)

Some of the important mutations of SARS-Cov-2 appear to show convergent mutation rather than travel disbursement.

175
Targetpractice  Feb 26, 2021 • 12:47:38am

re: #171 Ming5000

I like Charles Gaba’s take on this:

[Embedded content]

This should be part of the response to all the screaming about the “following the rules” business: If the Senate Dem caucus as a whole were onboard with the minimum wage hike, this wouldn’t even be a roadblock. Harris would overrule the parliamentarian, the Raise the Wage Act would be in the bill, and it would be on Biden’s desk in a matter of days.

But instead we have two lead weights that are the reason we can even talk about using reconciliation to pass this bill. So the way forward in 2022 is not to whine about the rules, it’s to get out there and make clear that we need everybody to show up to vote so we can make Manchin and Sinema irrelevant in 2023.

176
Dread Pirate Ron  Feb 26, 2021 • 1:19:54am

I really hate when I take a drink of my rum and coke before I add the coke. It’s a surprise to the taste buds.

177
Dread Pirate Ron  Feb 26, 2021 • 1:26:57am

I’m watching Invisible City on Netflix. I’m always gun shy of foreign shows because I hate subtitles. If I have to read the movie I can’t watch the movie. Turkey and Brazil make some really good shows without subtitles.

178
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 26, 2021 • 1:27:45am

re: #4 Backwoods_Sleuth

McConnell on speech he gave excoriating Trump 12 days ago: “Well look, my point is, what happened in the past is not something that’s relevant now.”

And on whether he blames Trump for losing 2 US Senate seats in Georgia: “I don’t have any further observations to make about that”

totally zen - living in the moment

179
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 26, 2021 • 1:31:50am

re: #27 Backwoods_Sleuth

The president and First Lady are doing their first TV interview with a Spanish-language network on Friday while in Texas to tour storm damage.

Expect a number of “English-as-official-language” bills to be put forward, banning Presidents and elected officials from appearing on foreign-language stations…

180
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 26, 2021 • 1:32:38am

re: #34 The Ghost of a Flea

Assholes: The idea that gender is a construct expressed through performance and externalities that signify identity is ridiculous Marxist nonsense,

Also assholes: This potato is male because I put a mustache on it and it’s a sign of cultural degeneracy if you don’t use the right pronouns and terms of address….for this potato.

In Germans, potatoes are feminine: die Kartoffel

181
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 26, 2021 • 1:33:42am

re: #45 Eric The Fruit Bat

The list is missing: A group of ferrets is called a “business”.

a skulk of foxes

182
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 26, 2021 • 1:42:12am

The Weldell Wave has passed, you may return to your regularly scheduled thread…

183
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 26, 2021 • 1:59:23am

More Economist:

BURNING FOSSIL fuels does more than pump carbon into the atmosphere. As with all sources of air pollution, it releases a mix of gases and tiny particulate matter. The smallest class of these—known as PM2.5—can settle in people’s lungs and enter the bloodstream, where they can cause or exacerbate illnesses and, sometimes, lead to death.

The death toll is enormous, according to a new paper by researchers at Harvard University in America, and University College London (UCL) and the University of Birmingham in Britain. Their study, published in Environmental Research, estimates that in 2018, 8.7m global deaths were associated with breathing air pollution from fossil fuels, almost one-fifth of all deaths worldwide. That total is far higher than previous estimates. The Global Burden of Disease (GBD), a study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) that tallies the lives lost to hundreds of illnesses and injuries, puts deaths from air pollution at 4.2m in 2015. Moreover, the GBD estimate included all sources of outdoor and indoor pollution—including dust, burning organic matter (such as wildfires and deliberate agricultural fires) and cooking fuels—rather than just fossil fuels.

(more)

Fossil fuels may be responsible for twice as many deaths as first thought

184
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 26, 2021 • 2:01:07am

re: #183 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

fine dust particles have been a major issue in Germany and have led to stricter catalyzer requirements and diesel cars being banned from certain urban areas.

185
Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2021 • 2:09:02am

re: #163 Dread Pirate Ron

I went to a SDS meeting back in the 70’s. I think half the people there were undercover.

Did you work on the Port Huron Declaration? The first one?

186
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 26, 2021 • 2:10:46am

re: #185 Decatur Deb

Did you work on the Port Huron Declaration? The first one?

not the watered-down second one?

187
Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2021 • 2:15:13am

Seniors for a Democratic Society is still in business.
seniorsforademocraticsociety.wordpress.com

188
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 26, 2021 • 2:21:08am

re: #187 Decatur Deb

Seniors for a Democratic Society is still in business.
seniorsforademocraticsociety.wordpress.com

Were you part of the last “Get off my Lawn!” statement?

189
Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2021 • 2:25:27am

re: #188 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Were you part of the last “Get off my Lawn!” statement?

If some punk lights up my lawn, he’s trading his many years for my few. That’s less likely now.

190
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 26, 2021 • 2:33:31am

re: #185 Decatur Deb

Did you work on the Port Huron Declaration? The first one?

The only Port Huron declaration I ever made was at the customs house at the Blue Water Bridge.

191
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 26, 2021 • 2:34:11am

re: #189 Decatur Deb

If some punk lights up my lawn, he’s trading his many years for my few. That’s less likely now.

And don’t even get me started on all those passing clouds…

192
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 26, 2021 • 2:38:43am

re: #187 Decatur Deb

Seniors for a Democratic Society is still in business.
seniorsforademocraticsociety.wordpress.com

New Students for a Democratic Society was founded in 2006 by two high school students, who drew on knowledge from members of the original group to found the new group.

Students for a Democratic Society Website

193
Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2021 • 2:41:14am

re: #191 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

And don’t even get me started on all those passing clouds…

I’ve looked at clouds from both sides, now. (In truth, I’ve fallen through a couple, though you’re not supposed to.)

194
ericblair  Feb 26, 2021 • 2:44:07am

re: #184 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

fine dust particles have been a major issue in Germany and have led to stricter catalyzer requirements and diesel cars being banned from certain urban areas.

The whole environmental-zone concept in Europe is good: many countries are phasing out older classes of engines from city centers. The trouble is that it’s completely uncoordinated and difficult for travelers from other countries to figure out. If you want to drive around Western Europe cities in different countries (when we were allowed to do that), you need a German windshield sticker and a different French windshield sticker and a different Belgian license plate registration and so on. This is something that the EU needs to harmonize.

Yes, yes, take the train. I’m a big fan of trains, but it’s not always possible or reasonable.

195
Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2021 • 2:45:04am

re: #192 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

New Students for a Democratic Society was founded in 2006 by two high school students, who drew on knowledge from members of the original group to found the new group.

Students for a Democratic Society Website

Hideous graphics, but good to see. I notice they’re active near here, and that they have a very specific short-term goal for FSU.

196
Amory Blaine  Feb 26, 2021 • 2:56:28am

I went with a Speed Queen top loader about 6 years ago. It’s basically a 80s amana. Fills the tub all the way to the top, real hot water options, self leveling and an extra rinse button. It uses a lot of water but the cycle is about a half hour and almost matches the dryer cycle. Quick.

197
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 26, 2021 • 2:58:34am

re: #194 ericblair

Yes, yes, take the train. I’m a big fan of trains, but it’s not always possible or reasonable.

Not going to get on a train these days.

And travel beyond basic needs is a moot point as hotels and restaurants are closed (except for take-out).

198
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 26, 2021 • 2:59:39am

re: #195 Decatur Deb

Hideous graphics, but good to see. I notice they’re active near here, and that they have a very specific short-term goal for FSU.

I can’t find a list on the SDS Website, but Trevor Loudon’s KeyWiki (Loudon is a New Zealand libertarian who opposes “extremism in all political movements” but really is anti-socialist) has a listing of all US chapters on his Website.

KeyWiki makes a point of trying to dox members of the Democratic Socialists of America (including gathering names from Facebook, getting lists of attendees at local meetings, &c), and has recently taken an interest in SDS (doxing high school students, &c).

199
Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2021 • 3:05:11am

re: #198 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I can’t find a list on the SDS Website, but Trevor Loudon’s KeyWiki (Loudon is a New Zealand libertarian who opposes “extremism in all political movements” (but really is anti-socialist) has a listing of all US chapters on his Website.

KeyWiki makes a point of trying to dox members of the Democratic Socialists of America (including gathering names from Facebook, getting lists of attendees at local meetings, &c), and has recently taken an interest in SDS (doxing high school students, &c).

As a campus organization doing direct action, the New SDS would make doxxing pretty much moot. I just read their manifesto (Points of Unity). It’s both too general and too immediate (Hurricane Harvey?). Still, it’s better to see them give it a shot.

200
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 26, 2021 • 3:06:05am

re: #198 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Trevor Loudon (Wikipedia) is a real piece of work.

His very long list of members of the Democratic Socialists of America does not include me, even though I held political office, probably because I’m not important enough to notice (or because I’m not on social media and live too far away to attend any Nebraska Democratic Socialist events).

201
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 26, 2021 • 3:09:36am

re: #196 Amory Blaine

I went with a Speed Queen top loader about 6 years ago. It’s basically a 80s amana. Fills the tub all the way to the top, real hot water options, self leveling and an extra rinse button. It uses a lot of water but the cycle is about a half hour and almost matches the dryer cycle. Quick.

I keep seeing those as top rated. They’re unavailable up here.

202
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 26, 2021 • 3:11:06am

re: #199 Decatur Deb

As a campus organization doing direct action, the New SDS would make doxxing pretty much moot. I just read their manifesto (Points of Unity). It’s both too general and too immediate (Hurricane Harvey?). Still, it’s better to see them give it a shot.

He gathers names from organising from places like Facebook or Twitter, then peruses their private accounts to publish all their information on his Website. I will not put examples of that here.

He does the same with the Democratic Socialists of America.

His goal seems to be to get people shunned from family and friends, fired from jobs, &c. He also works with Christian churches across America, and was recently a speaker with a group in Texas including the Proud Boys and Oathkeepers.

Southern Poverty Law Center lists him as a conservative libertarian extremist.

203
Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2021 • 3:14:00am

re: #200 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Sounds like a garden-variety RW asshole. The link to the Epoch Times is telling. That is developing into a massive astroturf vector. Just what we need—a Falun Gong/John Birch/Scientology/Proud Boys mashup.

204
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 26, 2021 • 3:14:47am

A great big thank you to William, nines 09 and the Dopefish for the seal suggestion. Hubby is thoroughly excited because his engineer mind said THAT’S IT! MAKES TOTAL SENSE.

And I thank you because I was going to carry that bad boy up from the basement on my back just to throw it through the front window.

205
O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 26, 2021 • 3:16:26am

re: #204 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

A great big thank you to William, nines 09 and the Dopefish for the seal suggestion. Hubby is thoroughly excited because his engineer mind said THAT’S IT! MAKES TOTAL SENSE.

And I thank you because I was going to carry that bad boy up from the basement on my back just to throw it through the front window.

I sincerely hope that helps. It solved the leaking problem on my washer, pain in the ass though it was. They make a special tool for the springs, if you have the ability to pick it up.

206
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 26, 2021 • 3:19:15am

re: #205 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

I sincerely hope that helps. It solved the leaking problem on my washer, pain in the ass though it was. They make a special tool for the springs, if you have the ability to pick it up.

I just told him. Thanks! This is our first front load so the seal didn’t even cross our minds. And it’s only like 2 1/2 years old so we’re never thought of that, especially with the error code it was throwing.

You guys are the best!

207
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 26, 2021 • 3:28:27am

re: #203 Decatur Deb

Sounds like a garden-variety RW asshole. The link to the Epoch Times is telling. That is developing into a massive astroturf vector. Just what we need—a Falun Gong/John Birch/Scientology/Proud Boys mashup.

People like him are a good reason for people like me to stay off Facebook.

As an example, he has listings of every person who has gone to Lincoln DSA events, and articles about as many of those people as he can find, culled from their social media accounts.

He also allows others to edit KeyWiki to add information about groups or people.

208
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 26, 2021 • 3:30:35am

re: #207 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

He’s not just satisfied with socialists, though. He also goes after atheists (or people he perceives are atheists, like George Soros).

209
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 26, 2021 • 3:34:04am

Temperatures still dropping.

Outside: 25°F
Inside: 61°F

I’m going to make some hot coffee then hit the rack shortly.

210
O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 26, 2021 • 3:39:22am

re: #209 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Temperatures still dropping.

Outside: 25°F
Inside: 61°F

I’m going to make some hot coffee then hit the rack shortly.

It’s going to be warm enough this weekend that I will be outside, changing the oil in my vehicles. I stopped by the auto parts store this week to drop off several gallons of used oil and to pick up fresh oil and filters.

211
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 26, 2021 • 3:44:02am

re: #207 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

People like him are a good reason for people like me to stay off Facebook.

I try to keep apolitical on FB.

212
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 26, 2021 • 3:45:30am

re: #210 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

It’s going to be warm enough this weekend that I will be outside, changing the oil in my vehicles. I stopped by the auto parts store this week to drop off several gallons of used oil and to pick up fresh oil and filters.

I remember the good old days when we used to just pour waste oil on fenceposts and verges to kill weeds…

213
O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 26, 2021 • 3:47:45am

re: #212 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I remember the good old days when we used to just pour it on fenceposts and verges to kill weeds…

If we weren’t doing that, Dad would pour it on the burn pile to make lighting it up easier. That almost backfired badly when he poured a bunch of oil on my grandmother’s burn pile, which was next to her garage/shed, and the heat from the furious burning nearly melted the vinyl siding. I remember my dad out there with a garden hose with the pressure nozzle, blasting the side of the garage with every ounce of water pressure he had.

214
Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2021 • 3:48:40am

re: #210 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

It’s going to be warm enough this weekend that I will be outside, changing the oil in my vehicles. I stopped by the auto parts store this week to drop off several gallons of used oil and to pick up fresh oil and filters.

That’s what I’ll be doing if my MOPAR filters get through Amazon.

215
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 26, 2021 • 3:50:08am

A recent post on the guy who runs KeyWiki’s personal blog (caution for eyesore Web design):

The collapse of the Texas power grid, combined with the reluctance of Texas politicians to accept responsibility and blame, is why the communists are able to exploit economic conditions and convince people to accept more and more government. This time, the Party for Socialism & Liberation (PSL) is demanding that Texas grid operator ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas) and all utilities be put under public control! One can expect the socialists in the Democratic Party to pick up this theme.

Some might say the PSL is a small and insignificant communist group. But the promise of Big Government solutions is how government grows at all levels. It is the attraction of Marxism.

As millions freeze, Texas Governor Greg Abbott was on Hannity citing frozen wind turbines and saying “this shows how the Green New Deal would be a deadly deal for the United States of America.”

But the “Powering Texas” website quotes Abbott as saying “…the unique presence of one electric grid for most of the state — the Electric Reliability Council of Texas region — creates an advantage over other states.”

(more)

What’s Wrong with Republicans? (New Zeal blog, February 23, 2021)

I had to go look up the Party for Socialism and Liberation because I’ve never heard of them. They are a communist party based out of California with an insignificant number of members. That Loudon seems to think they could possibly have influence over anything in Texas is laughable.

As for socialist-owned utilities, there is the electricity in the famously-socialist Nebraska run by the socialists in the Democratic Party (wait, that would be the socialists in the Nebraska Republican Party).

216
Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2021 • 3:50:15am

re: #212 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I remember the good old days when we used to just pour waste oil on fenceposts and verges to kill weeds…

It was used for dirt-road dust control in Ancient Kentucky.

217
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 26, 2021 • 3:51:06am

re: #211 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I try to keep apolitical on FB.

He does things such as check likes. Like a DSA post? You get added to his doxxing list. Get an invite that he can see even if your page is apolitical? Same.

218
Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Feb 26, 2021 • 3:52:35am
219
O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 26, 2021 • 3:52:41am

re: #216 Decatur Deb

It was used for dirt-road dust control in Ancient Kentucky.

Didn’t that result in some kind of massive Superfund cleanup site somewhere? It was some kind of tainted chemical that was mistakenly sold to someone who did that job, if I recall.

220
Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2021 • 3:54:05am

re: #215 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

A recent post on the guy who runs KeyWiki’s personal blog (caution for eyesore Web design):

(more)

What’s Wrong with Republicans? (New Zeal blog, February 23, 2021)

I had to go look up the Party for Socialism and Liberation because I’ve never heard of them. They are a communist party based out of California with an insignificant number of members. Loudon seems to think they could possibly have influence over anything in Texas is laughable.

As for socialist-owned utilities, there is the electricity in the famously-socialist Nebraska run by the socialists in the Democratic Party (wait, that would be the socialists in the Nebraska Republican Party).

Loudon’s ZAP grift/cult seems to be down to a couple dozen “students”. We’re watching the deathstruggle of toxic Chihuahuas.

221
Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2021 • 3:56:52am

re: #219 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

Didn’t that result in some kind of massive Superfund cleanup site somewhere? It was some kind of tainted chemical that was mistakenly sold to someone who did that job, if I recall.

That sounds like the PCB/PBB oils of the pre-70s. Greatest volume of that was used in power transformers, but it contaminated mixes at the ppm levels.

222
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 26, 2021 • 3:59:29am

re: #219 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

Didn’t that result in some kind of massive Superfund cleanup site somewhere? It was some kind of tainted chemical that was mistakenly sold to someone who did that job, if I recall.

Times Beach, Missouri (Wikipedia)

It wasn’t spreading oil per se which caused the EPA to buy out the town and move everyone out.

A chemical company in Missouri manufactured products of which one of the byproducts was dioxin. As the company continued to store dioxin on their site, they looked for a company which could dispose of it (at the time, incineration was the best method).

They hired a chemical company which actually knew very little about waste disposal, so that company subcontracted the job out to a guy who owned a local waste disposal company.

He primarily dealt in waste motor oil, so he mixed the dioxin into the waste motor oil.

The town subsequently hired him to spray the town streets, and others hired him to spray for weed suppression.

223
Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2021 • 4:02:30am

We lived a couple hills away from this, near Louisville:
en.wikipedia.org

224
O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 26, 2021 • 4:02:34am

re: #222 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

There we go, that was the one I was looking for. I was trying to search for it but I couldn’t remember how I found it in the first place. I’m betting it was related to everyone getting moved out; there was a Wiki-walk I did a couple of months back on abandoned towns in the US.

225
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 26, 2021 • 4:09:30am

re: #224 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

There we go, that was the one I was looking for. I was trying to search for it but I couldn’t remember how I found it in the first place. I’m betting it was related to everyone getting moved out; there was a Wiki-walk I did a couple of months back on abandoned towns in the US.

According to the article, the FDA became alarmed when several children who lived at horse ranches all came up with a rare disorder at the same time, numerous horses died, &c. The stable owners blamed the dude with the oil recycling business but he denied his spraying had anything to do with it.

The EPA came in and did a study during the Reagan Administration where they took soil samples. They were fortunate in they completed their samples one day before a massive flood inundated the town.

They then made their report secret.

That document was leaked in the Eighties, wherein the city of Times Beach found out that the EPA had determined the town had been poisoned and the Reagan Administration covered it up.

In 1982, the CDC recommended evacuation of the town, and subsequently recommended it never be reinhabited.

226
Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2021 • 4:17:47am

The ground-level photo of the Valley of the Drums shows the storage conditions, but it masks the scale. The aerial here shows most of the extent. The Valley story was the trigger for CERCLA, ultimately.

227
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 26, 2021 • 4:22:28am

re: #225 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Fixed administrations because I screwed up the dates (I was promised no math); the sampling by the EPA and subsequent cover-up was during the Reagan Administration.

The Environmental Defense Fund got a copy of the secret EPA document and leaked it; that was the first time Times Beach heard of the problem. The town condemned the EPA since Times Beach was by far the largest area by population affected by the spraying (twenty-three miles of dirt roads were sprayed for years).

The waste oil was also sold to a number of oil refineries around the country to be cleaned and resold (the oil refiners were unaware of the dioxin as well).

In 1983 Ronald Reagan created the Times Beach Task Force to decide what to do about the problem (as it had become national news at that point); the task force could not think of a way to clean up dioxin contamination over an entire town, plus the town was situated on a flood plain, so the order went out to evacuate everyone. In 1985, Gov. John Ashcroft disincorporated the city.

The American Medical Association criticised the news media for sensationalism, arguing there was no evidence low-level dioxin exposure is hazardous. In 1991, the CDC came to the same conclusion; its director at the time was the same person who ordered the permanent relocation of the residents.

Times Beach is now a state park. In 2012 the EPA tested soil samples there again, saying there is no significant risk to visitors or employees.

228
Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2021 • 4:24:24am

re: #227 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Bullshitters. It was the dioxin contamination that put most of the long-term threat into Agent Orange.

229
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 26, 2021 • 4:37:30am

re: #228 Decatur Deb

Bullshitters. It was the dioxin contamination that put most of the long-term threat into Agent Orange.

By the mid-Sixties, resolutions were filed at the United Nations condemning the United States, arguing the USA was violating the 1925 Geneva Accords over the use of chemical agents.

The USA defeated such resolutions, arguing the agent was an herbicide and people were not being targeted with it anyway.

By the mid-Nineties, while the Veterans Administration had received tens of thousands of claims for injury due to Agent Orange, they’d only approved a handful.

The Institute of Medicine (now the National Academy of Medicine) was only directed to study potential health risks of Agent Orange exposure in the Nineties; the last update was in 2014. They ruled that any link between Agent Orange and various maladies is confounded by chance, bias, time, and confounding factors.

In 1984, a class-action lawsuit was brought against Dow Chemical, which denied any association between Agent Orange and veteran illness. However, they settled out-of-court for $180 million just before jury selection was to begin if the veterans would drop all future claims against the company.

230
Teukka  Feb 26, 2021 • 4:37:36am

re: #210 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..
re: #212 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))
re: #216 Decatur Deb
re: #219 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..
re: #222 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷
re: #225 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷
A video on the Times Beach thing for y’all TL;DR folks…

A Brief History of: The Times Beach Dioxin Disaster (Documentary)

231
Nojay UK  Feb 26, 2021 • 4:39:13am

re: #222 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

We had a dioxin disposal scandal here in Scotland back in the 1980s — large amounts of liquid PCB (polychlorinated biphenyls?) were being withdrawn from use as insulating coolant in power transformers and the like since they were now known to be highly toxic, carcinogenic and even mutagenic according to some reports. Disposal was by high-temperature incineration and a specialist disposal plant not far from where I lived was given the contract to deal with thousands of tonnes of this waste collected from around the country.

Farmers near the incinerator smokestack started reporting problems like two-headed calves being born, the authorities investigated and found more-than-negligible amounts of dioxin contamination in the area around the incinerator. Examination of the plant’s records discovered the PCBs had been burned at less than the recommended temps to save on fuel costs hence the dioxin contamination in the area. Lawsuits, compensation and a shutdown of the incinerator followed but I’m not sure what happened in the end to the backlog stocks of waste PCB and how it was eventually dealt with.

232
O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 26, 2021 • 4:39:21am

re: #229 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

One of my uncles is a Vietnam veteran who is being treated by the VA for complications due to exposure to Agent Orange. It’s one of the few things I know about his time in Vietnam; he really does not talk about it at all. Or anything else, though on the same trip he told me about that, he also told me some of his stories from his time as a detective in the Indiana State Police.

233
Teukka  Feb 26, 2021 • 4:48:55am

re: #230 Teukka

A video on the Times Beach thing for y’all TL;DR folks…

[Embedded content]

We have a similar case brewing here in Sweden. Basically this waste disposal company, NMT Think Pink took care of various industrial waste, including HAZMAT waste, and simply dumped it. It’s owner was apprehended in September last year for aggravated environmental crimes (dunno if she has been released yet). In December, a fire broke out in the companys dumping site in Kaggmyra, Botkyrka municipality, in the southwest of Stockholm county. Dioxins and other hazardous substances have been detected in the smoke emanating from the fire. It’s been covered for now, but I suspect it will be smoldering for a bit until the Southern Stockholm Fire service have doused it enough for it to go out completely. The leachate from the fire supression water is shit nightmares are made of, according to environmental experts.

thelocal.se

Cue rightoids chorus: “Deregulate! Deregulate!”

234
Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2021 • 4:51:22am

re: #232 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

One of my uncles is a Vietnam veteran who is being treated by the VA for complications due to exposure to Agent Orange. It’s one of the few things I know about his time in Vietnam; he really does not talk about it at all. Or anything else, though on the same trip he told me about that, he also told me some of his stories from his time as a detective in the Indiana State Police.

A lot of our troops in some operating areas, and a whole lot of the VN populace got exposures. That wide-area exposure, though, was orders of magnitude less than that of the aircraft ground crews that loaded the Ranch Hand sprayers. They lived in concentrations of the stuff daily.

235
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 26, 2021 • 5:00:49am

I’m off to bed.

Outside: 29°F
Inside: 57°F.

I’m going to go cuddle up to my wife; she’s warmer. Catch y’all later.

236
Patricia Kayden  Feb 26, 2021 • 5:06:02am

re: #132 Dread Pirate Ron

Democrats don’t understand how to wield power. Sorry to say this but if they allow the filibuster or a dang Parliamentarian to stump their agenda, nothing of consequence will ever get done and Congress will flip in 2022.

237
Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 26, 2021 • 5:15:43am

re: #59 plansbandc

If I could buy any appliance brand right now, it would be a Miele. But we aren’t rich so…

I bought a Miele Jazz upright vacuum cleaner - quietest vacuum cleaner ever. Since where I’m living now has laminate the need for it isn’t as great; since I’m using “Boris” - and I have to either fix or replace “Natasha”, which I normally used in the bathroom.

238
Patricia Kayden  Feb 26, 2021 • 5:32:12am

239
Dave In Austin  Feb 26, 2021 • 5:40:26am

re: #238 Patricia Kayden

240
Hecuba's daughter  Feb 26, 2021 • 5:42:17am

re: #170 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Adding on to the goodness tonight, I started bleeding through my bandages again.

My wife just rewrapped my hand after I was futzing around with our dead furnace. The incision is open about an 1/8th inch and about 3/4 inch long in the centre of my palm.

Ouch.

I have an appointment at the Cheyenne VAMC Tuesday … let’s see if I can hold out.

It fookin’ hurts. I may have to break into the meds again.

Hope your hand is feeling better. This is why I prefer living in a metropolitan area where the nearest hospital is 5 miles away and an urgent care facility is even closer!

241
jeffreyw  Feb 26, 2021 • 5:45:32am

Good morning!

242
b.d. (America is Great Again)  Feb 26, 2021 • 5:50:24am

re: #239 Dave In Austin

[Embedded content]

The Rep across the hall from Greene should put that poster on her outside wall, along with a quote from God about adultery.

243
Hecuba's daughter  Feb 26, 2021 • 5:52:32am

So a Texas Trump-appointed judge rules that the eviction moratorium is unConstitutional, citing the fact that this has never been done before, as though that is relevant to anything. It was Texas property owners that brought the case in October over the Eviction Moratorium Order that was issued by the Trump administration in September. You can always count on conservatives, especially those from Texas, to place property and wealth over people and heath. At least it will be months before this reaches the Supreme Court.

244
Sufficient unto the day...  Feb 26, 2021 • 5:55:11am

re: #239 Dave In Austin

What the fuck is going on with his chest hair? Oh, he’s cosplaying Zangief.

245
Hecuba's daughter  Feb 26, 2021 • 6:00:37am

re: #242 b.d. (America is Great Again)

The Rep across the hall from Greene should put that poster on her outside wall, along with a quote from God about adultery.

Adultery is a serious problem only for Democrats. Although Gingrich and Livingston were both forced to resign but that was only because the hypocrisy was too much even for Republicans.

246
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 26, 2021 • 6:03:20am

re: #245 Hecuba’s daughter

Adultery is a serious problem only for Democrats. Although Gingrich and Livingston were both forced to resign but that was only because the hypocrisy was too much even for Republicans.

Republicans can then turn to God, be forgiven and all is well

But Democrats can never be forgiven as long as they continue to support abortions and Teh Ghey, as those are an abdomination unto the Lord

247
BlueSpotinAL  Feb 26, 2021 • 6:09:43am

re: #245 Hecuba’s daughter

Adultery is a serious problem only for Democrats. Although Gingrich and Livingston were both forced to resign but that was only because the hypocrisy was too much even for Republicans.

Adultery is merely youthful indiscretions (age 41 for Henry Hyde). Get over it.

248
Dave In Austin  Feb 26, 2021 • 6:16:13am
249
Rightwingconspirator  Feb 26, 2021 • 6:21:31am

Biden to Iran-Let’s talk about that nuke deal

Iran-“Have you met our militia?”

*Series of explosions* Biden-What militia?

Offer the Olive branch, then show the stick. No tweets. No bullshit.
Ahhh normalcy.

250
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 26, 2021 • 6:22:26am

re: #249 Rightwingconspirator

this is all being spun as Biden the Warmonger…

251
Rightwingconspirator  Feb 26, 2021 • 6:25:44am

re: #250 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

this is all being spun as Biden the Warmonger…

Not by anyone we should be taking seriously. Watchful is good, but for myself, I’m done with paying too much attention to the insurrectionist/stolen election fools.

252
Belafon  Feb 26, 2021 • 6:26:16am

re: #250 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

this is all being spun as Biden the Warmonger…

Tell me something surprising.

253
Eventual Carrion  Feb 26, 2021 • 6:27:26am

re: #250 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

this is all being spun as Biden the Warmonger…

No matter what is done they are going to bitch. Do nothing, you are encouraging the bombings. Do something and you are a warmonger. Fuck them, do what has to be done, let them bitch.

254
Jay C  Feb 26, 2021 • 6:27:53am

re: #244 Sufficient unto the day…

What the fuck is going on with his chest hair? Oh, he’s cosplaying Zangief.

Or Zardoz.

255
Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2021 • 6:29:32am

re: #250 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

this is all being spun as Biden the Warmonger…

If he’s not a warmonger, he’s a woose. Fuck them.

256
Patricia Kayden  Feb 26, 2021 • 6:30:33am
257
lawhawk  Feb 26, 2021 • 6:31:14am

Spot the difference:
Trump imposed his right wing extremist and white nationalist policies without care or support from a majority of Americans. He did so with the full support of the GOP.

Biden is seeking consensus on his policies that benefit all Americans and have the support of a majority of Americans across the entire political spectrum, and yet there are media and GOPers who are insisting that Biden is going against the will of the people.

Polling shows huge support for the Biden relief package. GOPers in Congress oppose.
Polling shows strong support for a minimum wage hike, but the Senate parliamentarian just indicated that it can’t go into the relief bill. That means it has to be a separate provision. GOP had wanted to shoot down that package, but Manchin had also opposed moving the minimum wage to $15, putting the entire relief package in jeopardy. This removes that objection and Democrats get this done.

258
Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2021 • 6:32:02am

re: #256 Patricia Kayden

What in the wide world of fuck?

Looks like there’ll be a late Mardi Gras after all.

259
lawhawk  Feb 26, 2021 • 6:33:09am

re: #256 Patricia Kayden

Even the statue has an unnatural lean that makes no sense.

And of course the “crowd” includes a bunch of people who aren’t masking or are wearing masks as chin diapers instead.

So, CPAC will be another Trump superspreader event. Congrats.

260
Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2021 • 6:34:50am

re: #259 lawhawk

Even the statue has an unnatural lean that makes no sense.

And of course the “crowd” includes a bunch of people who aren’t masking or are wearing masks as chin diapers instead.

So, CPAC will be another Trump superspreader event. Congrats.

They moved to Florida—the Coronavirus is the State Bug.

261
Punish Domestic Terrorists  Feb 26, 2021 • 6:39:27am

I hate Illinois Nazis.

262
lawhawk  Feb 26, 2021 • 6:41:59am

re: #226 Decatur Deb

Northern NJ has a high concentration of Superfund sites due to the manufacturing legacies around the region. We have Ringwood where Ford dumped all kinds of paint wastes into the watershed. We have hexavalent chromium groundwater contamination in Garfield - causes cancers even from vapor exposure. We have even radium contamination from when radium was used to make watch dials glow. Radioactive thorium contamination in another town. Mercury contamination in the Meadowlands near Metlife Stadium. Passaic River is heavily contaminated from dioxin and other industrial chemicals both above and below the Dundee dam.

Closer to casa lawhawk, we have perchlorate water contamination from dry cleaners.

It’s the legacy of dumping chemicals that are out of site / out of mind, and new understanding about the persistence of these chemicals and materials in the environment and the damage they can do to human health or the environment.

263
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 26, 2021 • 6:42:59am

re: #251 Rightwingconspirator

Not by anyone we should be taking seriously. Watchful is good, but for myself, I’m done with paying too much attention to the insurrectionist/stolen election fools.

we also get it from the extreme left and the Putinversteher out there

264
Belafon  Feb 26, 2021 • 6:43:09am
265
Belafon  Feb 26, 2021 • 6:44:56am
266
lawhawk  Feb 26, 2021 • 6:47:08am

re: #265 Belafon

Yeah, it is. We want people to show that they’re getting vaccinated and that it’s the good and right thing to do. We want to reinforce positive behaviors.

267
Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2021 • 6:47:12am

re: #262 lawhawk

Northern NJ has a high concentration of Superfund sites due to the manufacturing legacies around the region. We have Ringwood where Ford dumped all kinds of paint wastes into the watershed. We have hexavalent chromium groundwater contamination in Garfield - causes cancers even from vapor exposure. We have even radium contamination from when radium was used to make watch dials glow. Radioactive thorium contamination in another town. Mercury contamination in the Meadowlands near Metlife Stadium. Passaic River is heavily contaminated from dioxin and other industrial chemicals both above and below the Dundee dam.

Closer to casa lawhawk, we have perchlorate water contamination from dry cleaners.

It’s the legacy of dumping chemicals that are out of site / out of mind, and new understanding about the persistence of these chemicals and materials in the environment and the damage they can do to human health or the environment.

Heh. Pulled two tours at Picatinny, lived in Sussex and had to do the (natural) radon gyrations to sell the house.

268
lizardofid  Feb 26, 2021 • 6:48:31am

re: #265 Belafon

Just might work.

Oh, good morning!

269
Belafon  Feb 26, 2021 • 6:49:06am
270
lawhawk  Feb 26, 2021 • 6:51:41am

re: #267 Decatur Deb

Radon.. yeah. Had to do that before buying the current home. That’s more of a factor depending on where you live than anything else since that’s a byproduct of the underground geological features (granites are more likely to have radon offgassing than sedimentary rocks).

271
Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2021 • 6:51:52am

re: #269 Belafon

Every one of those categories had at least a bare majority with the right answer—except one.

272
lawhawk  Feb 26, 2021 • 6:52:54am

re: #269 Belafon

FDA says that normal freezers are okay for up to 2 weeks.

That’s an important distinction, because that gives a window to wider distribution to regular pharmacies around the nation, not just those that have the supercold freezers.

273
Punish Domestic Terrorists  Feb 26, 2021 • 6:55:23am

re: #266 lawhawk

Yeah, it is. We want people to show that they’re getting vaccinated and that it’s the good and right thing to do. We want to reinforce positive behaviors.

Yep.

274
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 26, 2021 • 6:56:00am

re: #272 lawhawk

FDA says that normal freezers are okay for up to 2 weeks.

That’s an important distinction, because that gives a window to wider distribution to regular pharmacies around the nation, not just those that have the supercold freezers.

People tend to forget the enormous logistical overhead involved in using the other vaccines, which have to kept super-cold…

275
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 26, 2021 • 6:56:38am

re: #273 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Does this smart thing upset you? I hate selfies as much as the next Gen Xer, but this promotes vaccine usage on social media.

antibody pr0n

276
darthstar  Feb 26, 2021 • 6:57:06am

It’s a cult.

277
Dangerman  Feb 26, 2021 • 6:58:02am

278
Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 26, 2021 • 6:58:43am

re: #196 Amory Blaine

I went with a Speed Queen top loader about 6 years ago.

There’s a real oddball renegade washer from an company called Staber - basicaclly it’s a top-loading machine that consists of a horizontal drum - you load the clothes into the drum and it behaves like a front-loader.

279
Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2021 • 6:59:03am

re: #272 lawhawk

FDA says that normal freezers are okay for up to 2 weeks.

That’s an important distinction, because that gives a window to wider distribution to regular pharmacies around the nation, not just those that have the supercold freezers.

I think those normal freezers are “Pharmaceutical Normal”, otherwise I want the Good Humor trucks distributing those goodies. On every corner.

280
Dangerman  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:00:13am

“Republican leaders in Washington firmly oppose the president’s stimulus plan, but a sizable number of Trump voters support it, interviews and polls show.” (nyt)

281
lawhawk  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:02:23am

re: #280 Dangerman

Biden and Democrats are going to run with the relief bill as backed by a majority of Americans as every fucking poll coming out shows strong support for relief from both sides of the aisle.

It’s the treasonweasel/insurrectionist GOP in Congress that opposes. Fuck those guys. Elections have consequences, and they must be held to account.

282
darthstar  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:05:14am

Follow the dots, as the Q folk say…

283
darthstar  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:08:09am

Remember when Trump said Russia could keep Crimea? Not so fast, says Biden.

284
Renaissance_Man  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:08:35am

re: #281 lawhawk

Biden and Democrats are going to run with the relief bill as backed by a majority of Americans as every fucking poll coming out shows strong support for relief from both sides of the aisle.

It’s the treasonweasel/insurrectionist GOP in Congress that opposes. Fuck those guys. Elections have consequences, and they must be held to account.

That’s the thing though. The statement ‘elections have consequences’ runs up against the greater truth of America, which is ‘white conservatives don’t suffer consequences’.

We can want consequences all we like, and we can be hopeful for consequences, both out of schadenfreude and out of desire to see the country heal and improve. But it’s not America if there are consequences.

285
Nojay UK  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:09:24am

re: #274 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The Oxford/AstraZeneca adenovirus-based vaccine can be transported and stored at refrigerator temps as can, I believe, the J&J vaccine (which might be getting emergency use authorisation in the States today).

The mRNA vaccines have rather fragile lipid structures that have previously meant the manufacturers were specifying deep-freezer temps of -80 deg C or so for transport and storage of the complete vaccine. It was one of the factors I was expecting the makers to be working on, developing less delicate lipid capsules for the mRNA vaccine payload to simplify production and shipping. Any major changes to the lipid capsule formulation would need a lot of retesting and recertification though since they’re biologically active elements of the product.

My guess is that they’ve stress-tested their existing product and, since it’s going from the factory into people’s arms at an accelerated rate at the moment the longer-term storage requirements have been overridden by the use-it-right-now protocols currently in place.

286
darthstar  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:10:05am

re: #280 Dangerman

“Republican leaders in Washington firmly oppose the president’s stimulus plan, but a sizable number of Trump voters support it, interviews and polls show.” (nyt)

[Embedded content]

They’ll be taking credit for it in 22. Watch.

287
Barefoot Grin  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:10:22am

re: #263 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

we also get it from the extreme left and the Putinversteher out there

Yep, there were a bunch of folks who supported Tulsi just because she criticized Obama over his Syria policies. They’re front and center this morning.

288
O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:10:28am

Jesus H. Fucking Christ. I am linking Akiva’s retweet because his commentary says basically exactly what I want to say.

289
darthstar  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:11:46am

Covid Propagation Activity Convention

290
jaunte  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:13:11am

Look at Swalwell, picking on Republicans.

291
Dangerman  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:13:25am

re: #278 Eric The Fruit Bat

There’s a real oddball renegade washer from an company called Staber - basicaclly it’s a top-loading machine that consists of a horizontal drum - you load the clothes into the drum and it behaves like a front-loader.

one danger’s opinion

clothes dont care (for most of us)
soap, no soap, what kind of soap, hot, cold etc

a couple of simple cycle choices
a couple of temps
knobs not circuit boards
top loaders only, mostly won’t leak
simple, maybe not the most efficient, few possible problems and easier to diagnose

same for dryers
heat / air
timer knob

292
darthstar  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:13:32am

re: #288 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

Jesus H. Fucking Christ. I am linking Akiva’s retweet because his commentary says basically exactly what I want to say.

I hope the court orders he be disbarred

293
Belafon  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:13:45am

re: #280 Dangerman

“Republican leaders in Washington firmly oppose the president’s stimulus plan, but a sizable number of Trump voters support it, interviews and polls show.” (nyt)

[Embedded content]

I would love to ask Manchin and Sinema if that’s what they want.

294
DodgerFan1988  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:14:12am

re: #289 darthstar

Covid Propagation Activity Convention

295
O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:15:06am

re: #294 DodgerFan1988

This is what happens when your whole party’s platform is, “You can do anything you want with no consequences (except have an abortion).”

296
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:16:17am

re: #287 Barefoot Grin

Yep, there were a bunch of folks who supported Tulsi just because she criticized Obama over his Syria policies. They’re front and center this morning.

I used to visit another political news/blogsite until it was overrun by Putin fans and people so far left that they are right-wing again…

297
Belafon  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:16:41am

re: #286 darthstar

They’ll be taking credit for it in 22. Watch.

Which is why it seems Biden is getting in front of the cameras kind of frequently, just not Trump frequently. That’s why he’s done the candle vigil and the celebration of the 50 millionth shot.

298
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:17:34am

re: #290 jaunte

The pandemic has brought on stay-at-home orders nationwide, increasing the risk of intimate partner violence.

That’s why I reintroduced my No Guns for Abusers Act today—which would keep guns out of the hands of those convicted of domestic abuse.s.

“The Tree of Liberty must be occasionally be watered with the blood of patriots abused spouses!”

299
jaunte  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:18:01am

re: #288 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

That suit demands a Texas judge be put in charge of the national nuclear arsenal.

300
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:18:25am

re: #295 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

This is what happens when your whole party’s platform is, “You can do anything you want with no consequences (except have an abortion).”

White men can do anything they want. They can even pay for their mistress/daughter’s abortions without consequence…

301
Dangerman  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:18:31am

re: #281 lawhawk

Biden and Democrats are going to run with the relief bill as backed by a majority of Americans as every fucking poll coming out shows strong support for relief from both sides of the aisle.

It’s the treasonweasel/insurrectionist GOP in Congress that opposes. Fuck those guys. Elections have consequences, and they must be held to account.

The move for the dems is to highlight this over and over.
what “most Americans”* want vs what Republican senators want.
Shine the light and drive the wedge.

* which includes scads of republicans

302
Hecuba's daughter  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:18:58am

re: #288 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

Jesus H. Fucking Christ. I am linking Akiva’s retweet because his commentary says basically exactly what I want to say.

[Embedded content]

It’s because Trump is still President because he won the election in a landslide victory./////

303
darthstar  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:19:44am

re: #291 Dangerman

I bought a Samsung top loader a little over a year ago after my front loader’s bearings gave out. Had a leak, so they sent me a replacement. That one also leaked after a while and after weeks of emails and calls to support they sent me a check for a full refund and told me to dispose of it and buy something else because Covid made service appointments too difficult. I put up with the drip for a few more weeks then a plumber neighbor came to look as my wall was damp and I was worried about a broken pipe. He replaced the hose bib and it all dried up. Hasn’t leaked since.

Free washing machine. No warranty now if it does break.

304
b.d. (America is Great Again)  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:20:59am

re: #294 DodgerFan1988

The hotel needs to shut down CPAC if they don’t follow the agreed upon hotel rules.

It would be so fitting for a Cancel Culture themed CPAC.

305
Dangerman  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:24:28am

re: #292 darthstar

I hope the court orders he be disbarred

Or locked up and/or kept away from sharp objects

306
Dangerman  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:25:59am

re: #294 DodgerFan1988

[Embedded content]

Independent cake bakers of America say fuck your feelings, you’re a guest, it’s not your hotel

307
darthstar  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:26:57am

re: #297 Belafon

Which is why it seems Biden is getting in front of the cameras kind of frequently, just not Trump frequently. That’s why he’s done the candle vigil and the celebration of the 50 millionth shot.

I’d really like to see the vaccine pace increase just a little more. Coming in 30 days ahead of schedule on the first 100 million is great but shave another week or two off that and we could be close to 175 million by the end of March. J&J will be good for 20 million. If they are able to ramp up their production, we could have CVS, Walgreens, and WalMart vaccine availability and that would be a game changer for summer.

308
Dangerman  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:27:16am

re: #299 jaunte

That suit demands a Texas judge be put in charge of the national nuclear arsenal.

Am I wrong or is this not how any of this works?

309
darthstar  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:28:39am

re: #306 Dangerman

Independent cake bakers of America say fuck your feelings, you’re a guest, it’s not your hotel

It would be interesting to see what would happen if the Hotel said they had to leave and just gave them a full refund. It would be a storming of the capitol, but a Hyatt or whatever instead. And someone would blame Antifa.

310
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:29:18am

LOLOLOLOLOLOL

311
Florida Panhandler  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:30:53am

re: #304 b.d. (America is Great Again)

The hotel needs to shut down CPAC if they don’t follow the agreed upon hotel rules.

It would be so fitting for a Cancel Culture themed CPAC.

Republican establishment types are very nervous about their base because the 35% are not concerned about preserving typical Conservative notions of private property. They are in fact anarchists.

They are anarchists who idolize the Mad Max universe as some sort of aspirational goal. Any consideration of private ownership on really anything is dependent on who has the largest weapon and most violent, awful intent in any given situation. It’s a uprising against civilization itself, not a mandate for government-recognized private property rights.

312
darthstar  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:34:09am
313
retired cynic  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:34:28am

re: #219 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

Didn’t that result in some kind of massive Superfund cleanup site somewhere? It was some kind of tainted chemical that was mistakenly sold to someone who did that job, if I recall.

Outside St Louis. Dioxin, I think.

314
Hecuba's daughter  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:35:07am

re: #308 Dangerman

Am I wrong or is this not how any of this works?

This is part of the infamous Gondor suit, isn’t it? Why has the attorney not yet been brought in for observation for his own good and that of the public?

315
Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:35:10am
316
retired cynic  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:36:04am

re: #313 retired cynic

And Anymouse beat me with Times Beach. Yep. BFD.

317
O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:36:26am

Welp.

vlYD0JAMTRJ015HtZH0Dt1eZt/vvQwGIjkQ9AOCPoEj+ciKXCmqQ9EGvQtwyI2d6KExDtQzhXf0vh0YhHKX/RH9LQfp+yv6llbBRdzrwvPPMGiVJh2KhoA/wYBKsr2TppflxbS4WuN7gYtvjdm+N2w==

318
lawhawk  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:36:46am

re: #303 darthstar

I’ve got an LG top loader washer / front loader dryer, and both have been quite good so far. No issues; and we always leave the lid up on the washer to make sure that it dries out after use. It’s got more tech wizardry than we’d likely ever use, but it’s been reliable.

Front loaders just don’t appeal due to the issues around molding on the door seals. The top loader I have is nearly as efficient as the front loader without the problems of front loaders.

319
O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:37:07am

re: #315 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Hard disagree, but I suppose we’ll find out.

320
Punish Domestic Terrorists  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:38:23am

re: #289 darthstar

321
darthstar  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:38:42am

re: #318 lawhawk

Yep…and I like not having a tall agitator. We’re adults. We don’t need to agitate our clothing to get it clean.

322
lawhawk  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:39:20am

re: #310 Backwoods_Sleuth

Weird, all these bible thumpers who don’t remember Genesis.

It’s as though they profess to be religious and devout, but don’t actually read or comprehend any of this.

323
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:40:29am

re: #318 lawhawk

I’ve got an LG top loader washer / front loader dryer, and both have been quite good so far. No issues; and we always leave the lid up on the washer to make sure that it dries out after use. It’s got more tech wizardry than we’d likely ever use, but it’s been reliable.

Front loaders just don’t appeal due to the issues around molding on the door seals. The top loader I have is nearly as efficient as the front loader without the problems of front loaders.

Had I known I’d never have gotten one. I liked it for large loads like comforters and quilts.

324
Dangerman  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:40:39am

re: #304 b.d. (America is Great Again)

The hotel needs to shut down CPAC if they don’t follow the agreed upon hotel rules.

It would be so fitting for a Cancel Culture themed CPAC.

You don’t make medical/health exceptions because they’re a political party or because of political fallout

That’s what Twitter, Facebook etc did and are doing

You protect the rest of your guests breathing the same a/c air by treating everybody by the same rules

325
lawhawk  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:40:56am

re: #322 lawhawk

And a modern interpretation of the Adam’s rib story would actually suggest a more fluid gender identity than a binary male/female since the “female Eve” was created out of the male “Adam’s rib”.

326
jaunte  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:41:14am

re: #322 lawhawk

“What do I want in this moment” is the whole of their religion.

327
Belafon  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:42:03am

re: #307 darthstar

I’d really like to see the vaccine pace increase just a little more. Coming in 30 days ahead of schedule on the first 100 million is great but shave another week or two off that and we could be close to 175 million by the end of March. J&J will be good for 20 million. If they are able to ramp up their production, we could have CVS, Walgreens, and WalMart vaccine availability and that would be a game changer for summer.

I’d like everyone vaccinated tomorrow so my son can go back to school.

328
lawhawk  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:42:51am

re: #323 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

This LG can handle king size comforters with ease because it doesn’t have the center agitator.

Key issue with LG is that if you’re short, trying to get items in/out is more difficult with a top loader than the front loader. The large capacity LG top loader drum makes for a bit of contortion for the mrs to get all her stuff out, but it’s easier for me (I’m 6’1).

329
The Pie Overlord!  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:43:24am

re: #143 austin_blue

A very happy Purim to all on this board.

It’s a tale of not being annihilated, because you just happened to be Jews living in Babylonia.

Esther was married to the King of Babylonia and saved the Jews. It’s a lovely story.

Persia, not Babylonia

330
Dangerman  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:44:02am

re: #321 darthstar

Yep…and I like not having a tall agitator. We’re adults. We don’t need to agitate our clothing to get it clean.

All I saw was alligator

331
darthstar  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:44:42am
332
Dangerman  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:44:59am

re: #326 jaunte

“What do I want in this moment” is the whole of their religion.

+ a lot

333
Hecuba's daughter  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:45:43am

re: #315 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Friday morning PSA.
@sendems will NOT pass the Equality Act because they are cowards who don’t want to make the senate rethuglicans mad. Same with the covid relief bill. It’s Obama 2.0 folks. Enjoy your weekend.

The Democrats cannot do this because they first need to repeal the filibuster — and Manchin (and maybe Sinema and Feinstein) won’t permit it. There is no way they have to accomplish this. It’s not as though Schumer can force Manchin to change his vote, unless you can think of a big enough bribe that would be effective.

334
Belafon  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:46:45am

A lot of Democrats in Arizona and West Virginia need to call their senators.

335
darthstar  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:46:57am

Shots on the coastside. That makes me so happy. Lots of migrant farm workers around here who need these shots.

336
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:47:45am

re: #306 Dangerman

CPAC organizers are getting booed after asking the crowd to comply with hotel rules and wear masks. While organizers claim it’s about respecting private property rights, irate convention-goers yell “FREEDOM!”

a half-million dead and they are still booing mask rules.

337
Belafon  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:48:54am

re: #328 lawhawk

This LG can handle king size comforters with ease because it doesn’t have the center agitator.

Key issue with LG is that if you’re short, trying to get items in/out is more difficult with a top loader than the front loader. The large capacity LG top loader drum makes for a bit of contortion for the mrs to get all her stuff out, but it’s easier for me (I’m 6’1).

The Matag we have has the same issue, and also doesn’t have the agitator. I’m pretty sure we could wash my teenage son in it if we had to. My wife has repurposed a set of kitchen tongs to reach for rhe stuff at the bottom of the washer.

338
GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:49:02am

re: #311 Florida Panhandler

Republican establishment types are very nervous about their base because the 35% are not concerned about preserving typical Conservative notions of private property. They are in fact anarchists.

They are anarchists who idolize the Mad Max universe as some sort of aspirational goal. Any consideration of private ownership on really anything is dependent on who has the largest weapon and most violent, awful intent in any given situation. It’s a uprising against civilization itself, not a mandate for government-recognized private property rights.

How does Lord Humungus feel about organic prison food?

339
jaunte  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:49:41am

re: #335 darthstar

I just got my appointment for a first shot this morning, even though I am past the Dan Patrick Limit of Economic Utility here in Texas.

340
Punish Domestic Terrorists  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:50:11am

re: #336 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

a half-million dead and they are still booing mask rules.

Arrested development and oppositional defiant disorder do not create rational people who will do what’s right.

341
Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:51:46am

re: #312 darthstar

You can get anything you want.

342
GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:51:49am

Can the Hotel sue the CPAC organizers and shut it down? I mean I doubt they will for risk of being bombed, but you know.

343
Hecuba's daughter  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:52:48am

re: #340 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Arrested development and oppositional defiant disorder do not create rational people who will do what’s right.

Also being fed constant lies from the sources that they respect doesn’t lead to reality-based rational decision making

344
Punish Domestic Terrorists  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:52:52am

re: #310 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOLOLOLOLOLOL

Sane religious people know their religion only applies to voluntary members. Marge thinks her cruel religion applies to all of us.

345
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:56:51am

re: #311 Florida Panhandler

Republican establishment types are very nervous about their base because the 35% are not concerned about preserving typical Conservative notions of private property. They are in fact anarchists.

“Possession is 9/10ths of the law” say those who already possess 9/10th of everything…

346
Teukka  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:58:29am

:shakes head:

347
Belafon  Feb 26, 2021 • 7:59:00am

re: #345 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“Possession is 9/10ths of the law” say those who already possess 9/10th of everything…

“I didn’t expect the collapse of the government to mean people didn’t have to follow the law.”

348
garzooma  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:00:52am

re: #307 darthstar

I’d really like to see the vaccine pace increase just a little more. Coming in 30 days ahead of schedule on the first 100 million is great but shave another week or two off that and we could be close to 175 million by the end of March. J&J will be good for 20 million. If they are able to ramp up their production, we could have CVS, Walgreens, and WalMart vaccine availability and that would be a game changer for summer.

I’d really like to see the number of new cases go down. Unfortunately, it’s looking to me like it’s ticking up slightly over the past five days.

349
retired cynic  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:04:56am

re: #323 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Had I known I’d never have gotten one. I liked it for large loads like comforters and quilts.

My washer is a front loader, and my mother had it for years before I got it 7 years ago. Kenmore. No problems whatever, knock wood. I do not keep the door latched, so that it dries out and doesn’t mold.

350
gocart mozart  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:05:28am
351
gocart mozart  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:06:18am
352
Punish Domestic Terrorists  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:06:43am

re: #348 garzooma

I’d really like to see the number of new cases go down. Unfortunately, it’s looking to me like it’s ticking up slightly over the past five days.

Vaccination has reached the point where I finally know someone I’ve spent time with IRL who’s been vaccinated. She’s in her 50s, so I don’t know if she has some condition, or it’s because she’s a social worker.

Between the morons catching this on purpose, and people being vaccinated, there are a lot more immune people out there than there had been.

353
danarchy  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:06:49am

re: #333 Hecuba’s daughter

The Democrats cannot do this because they first need to repeal the filibuster — and Manchin (and maybe Sinema and Feinstein) won’t permit it. There is no way they have to accomplish this. It’s not as though Schumer can force Manchin to change his vote, unless you can think of a big enough bribe that would be effective.

I will admit, I am still torn on the filibuster. I am not sure that slow movement or even stagnation isn’t better than wild swings in policy every 4 years.

354
darthstar  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:11:14am

re: #348 garzooma

I’d really like to see the number of new cases go down. Unfortunately, it’s looking to me like it’s ticking up slightly over the past five days.

Yeah, it has ticked up a notch the last few days.

California’s looking much better though…what a difference a change in President makes.

355
darthstar  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:13:50am

These guys should go golfing with Trump sometime so the FBI can pick them up.

356
Belafon  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:15:34am

re: #353 danarchy

I will admit, I am still torn on the filibuster. I am not sure that slow movement or even stagnation isn’t better than wild swings in policy every 4 years.

If they ended the filibuster and passed some seriously needed voting reform, we could significantly reduce the possibility of these swings.

For me, though, it would force the voters to actually vote for what they want, rather than trusting that the opposing party won’t let things get too crazy.

357
Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:17:45am

Never a Duh Moment:

Wife: “I’m done with the dehydrator. You can put it back in the attic.”
Me: “The channels in the trays are still a little wet. How can we dry it?”

358
darthstar  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:18:38am
359
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:20:51am

re: #358 darthstar

Kramer vs. Kramer

360
Teukka  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:21:46am

Ehm. Eh.. Image: tenor.gif

361
garzooma  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:21:55am

re: #352 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Vaccination has reached the point where I finally know someone I’ve spent time with IRL who’s been vaccinated. She’s in her 50s, so I don’t know if she has some condition, or it’s because she’s a social worker.

Between the morons catching this on purpose, and people being vaccinated, there are a lot more immune people out there than there had been.

I just got my second Pfizer shot, but I realized that it won’t change things for me until the numbers for everyone comes down.

362
darthstar  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:24:10am
363
Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:24:48am

What’s New, Pussycat? (Woody Allen, 1965)

…Everyone ends in Michael’s room with most of the females half-naked. The police arrive and form a line. Anna’s wife in operatic Viking costume charges with a spear. They all escape to a go-kart circuit. They leave the circuit and go first to a farmyard then through narrow village streets still on the go-karts then back to the circuit.

364
darthstar  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:27:31am
365
BeachDem  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:27:52am

re: #358 darthstar

[Embedded content]

#1 movie on my 21st birthday:
If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium.

Yep—that’s kind of how 2021 is going right now.

366
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:28:26am

moron

367
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:31:21am

I guess he thinks he’s William Wallace.

368
Jay C  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:32:16am

re: #358 darthstar

Where can one go to find out what movie was #1?

369
darthstar  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:32:23am
370
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:32:26am

re: #367 Backwoods_Sleuth

I guess he thinks he’s William Wallace.

about to be disemboweled, drawn and quartered and have his head put on a spike…

371
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:32:42am
372
Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:33:04am

re: #367 Backwoods_Sleuth

I guess he thinks he’s William Wallace.

Was Cruz painted blue? ‘Cause I saw that movie.

373
darthstar  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:33:14am

re: #368 Jay C

Where can one go to find out what movie was #1?

google your birthday #1 movie and follow the wikipedia link for your year

Or change the year in the URL below
en.wikipedia.org

374
lizardofid  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:33:37am

re: #358 darthstar

The Exorcist

375
Punish Domestic Terrorists  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:33:54am

Apparently, people at Fox are upset that it’s “become” GOP propaganda.
‘Desperation’: Fox Staffers Embarrassed Over Network’s ‘Indefensible’ Sponsorship of CPAC (NCRM)

376
darthstar  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:34:30am

re: #374 lizardofid

The Exorcist

Nice.

377
Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:34:36am

re: #368 Jay C

Where can one go to find out what movie was #1?

Just google “box office”, “(year)”.

378
SerialUpDinger  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:34:55am

anyone familiar with clubhouse? I admit I was lazy when I first heard about it the other day- the car radio was playing AM radio because the phone was at home and it was probably some far away right wing station. The host talked about how it was this place where the left hated it because there was no transcript of what was said and FREEDOM and all the rest of the usual stuff. In any case, now that I heard that snipped of audio, clubhouse has achieved some relevance in my brain and I see articles about how it is dying and the next great thing. Can both things be true at the same time?

379
gocart mozart  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:35:34am
380
BeachDem  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:35:45am

re: #365 BeachDem

#1 movie on my 21st birthday:
If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium.

Yep—that’s kind of how 2021 is going right now.

Taglines for the movie (a bit on the nose?)

The Vaccinated Americans. How to spot them.

Europe sent us Dutch Elm Disease, German Measles and Russian Roulette. We sent them World-Wind Vacation tour #225. Now we’re even.

381
Belafon  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:36:25am

re: #373 darthstar

Home Alone.

382
Punish Domestic Terrorists  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:36:25am

re: #367 Backwoods_Sleuth

383
BeachDem  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:36:41am

re: #373 darthstar

google your birthday #1 movie and follow the wikipedia link for your year

Or change the year in the URL below
en.wikipedia.org

Or

playback.fm

384
darthstar  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:36:58am

re: #381 Belafon

Home Alone.

You’re just a kid.

385
Belafon  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:37:43am

According to Wikipedia, Home Alone spent 12 weeks at number one, the longest of any movie in the 90s.

386
Punish Domestic Terrorists  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:37:49am

re: #378 SerialUpDinger

anyone familiar with clubhouse? I admit I was lazy when I first heard about it the other day- the car radio was playing AM radio because the phone was at home and it was probably some far away right wing station. The host talked about how it was this place where the left hated it because there was no transcript of what was said and FREEDOM and all the rest of the usual stuff. In any case, now that I heard that snipped of audio, clubhouse has achieved some relevance in my brain and I see articles about how it is dying and the next great thing. Can both things be true at the same time?

The name popped up in threads I was reading twice yesterday. Never heard of it before then.

387
Barefoot Grin  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:37:56am

re: #378 SerialUpDinger

anyone familiar with clubhouse? I admit I was lazy when I first heard about it the other day- the car radio was playing AM radio because the phone was at home and it was probably some far away right wing station. The host talked about how it was this place where the left hated it because there was no transcript of what was said and FREEDOM and all the rest of the usual stuff. In any case, now that I heard that snipped of audio, clubhouse has achieved some relevance in my brain and I see articles about how it is dying and the next great thing. Can both things be true at the same time?

I’m curious about it. Apparently there was a large but well-moderated gathering of mainly Chinese users there to discuss Xinjiang and the Uighurs (several Uighers were there, too). Of course, the gov’t shut down Clubhouse in China ASAP, but I heard that it was an emotional and respectful exchange that may well have enlightened some Han Chinese who had doubted reports on Xinjiang before.

388
So Cal Greek Hippie  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:39:06am

I’m doing laundry right now. Hippie laundry wisdom :

Washer =Top load, “bottom of the top of the line” Maytag with a mechanical dial
Dryer = Front load Gas Maytag with a dial that says less dry and more dry

Mounted on a large old desk with legs removed and tile board screwed to the surface, then laid legs flat in front of washer to capture if it walks on an unbalanced load. This raised the washer and dryer 6” to best ergonomic height for me 5’10” guy and really saved my back a lot of strain

Use 1/3 recommended soap =sensitive skin unscented, and 1/10 recommended unscented fabric softener and wash sorted loads inside out

Linedry most shirts and pants jackets
I have an indoor and outdoor line
Gas dry towels underwear etc
Final load is a hot bleach load of cleaning rags and towels

2021 Ventura, CA Plaza Park

I use wadded up lint from the dryer load as a cleaning product, it cleans the washer and dryer surfaces really well and goes around contours and crevices well

389
sagehen  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:39:19am

re: #358 darthstar

[Embedded content]

Superman II

390
Dangerman  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:39:23am

re: #358 darthstar

Animal House returned to number one in its eleventh week of release

391
lizardofid  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:40:52am

re: #374 lizardofid

The Exorcist

Tagline:

Somewhere between science and superstition, there is another world. The world of darkness.

392
sagehen  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:41:29am

re: #368 Jay C

Where can one go to find out what movie was #1?

Wikipedia

en.wikipedia.org

393
Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:43:06am

re: #388 So Cal Greek Hippie

A pill vial filled with compressed dryer lint makes a super emergency firestarter for flint and steel or your last match.

394
Sufficient unto the day...  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:43:52am

In my year, #22 was The Eiger Sanction, directed by, and starring Clint Eastwood.

395
darthstar  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:44:07am
396
So Cal Greek Hippie  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:44:47am

re: #393 Decatur Deb

Wow! That’s so obvious yet amazing to learn

397
Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:44:49am

re: #333 Hecuba’s daughter

The Democrats cannot do this because they first need to repeal the filibuster — and Manchin (and maybe Sinema and Feinstein) won’t permit it. There is no way they have to accomplish this. It’s not as though Schumer can force Manchin to change his vote, unless you can think of a big enough bribe that would be effective.

If they don’t want to play (hard) ball, then Schumer needs to remove them from any committees they are on. The House Dems forced the rethugs to remove MTG from her committees. The Senate Dems can do the same with those in their party.

398
A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:45:16am

re: #241 jeffreyw

[Embedded content]

Good morning!

Western good morning!

399
Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:47:27am

re: #396 So Cal Greek Hippie

Wow! That’s so obvious yet amazing to learn

It also makes a wonderful firestarter for your house, if you don’t clean the filter.

400
Jay C  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:47:47am

re: #373 darthstar

re: #377 Decatur Deb

It must have been a slow week at the box office back then, cuz #1 on my 21st was “The Hammer of God” (“The Chinese Boxer”)
, a Shaw Brothers-produced violent martial-arts flick out of Hong Kong.

401
retired cynic  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:48:26am

re: #396 So Cal Greek Hippie

Wow! That’s so obvious yet amazing to learn

Just told my son, and he said, OK, what burnt?

402
🌹UOJB!  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:48:56am

re: #368 Jay C

Where can one go to find out what movie was #1?

Google. And found out that the #1 movie on my 21st birthday was…you guessed it!…Star Wars…

403
A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:49:51am

re: #245 Hecuba’s daughter

Adultery is a serious problem only for Democrats. Although Gingrich and Livingston were both forced to resign but that was only because the hypocrisy was too much even for Republicans.

In fact, republicans used to be much less forgiving than democrats of sexual “crimes,” and they ended many a political career. But that was before they learned to stop worrying and love Donald Trump.

404
Colère Tueur de Lapin  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:50:02am

re: #358 darthstar

Beverly Hill Cop II for the year.
Platoon for the weekend around my birthday.

405
Florida Panhandler  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:53:15am

re: #325 lawhawk

And a modern interpretation of the Adam’s rib story would actually suggest a more fluid gender identity than a binary male/female since the “female Eve” was created out of the male “Adam’s rib”.

Lol I remember being taught in Bible School at church that men had one less rib than women. Funny how this sort of myth that is easily debunked doesn’t seem to affect a religion’s legitimacy to its adherents.

406
Broad With Sass  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:53:34am

LOL Aliens 1979

407
🌹UOJB!  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:53:43am

re: #403 A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!

In fact, republicans used to be much less forgiving than democrats of sexual “crimes,” and they ended many a political career. But that was before they learned to stop worrying and love Donald Trump.

ah but then there are all those Republican Pulpit Pimps who can’t keep Mr. Ding Dong in their pants!

408
So Cal Greek Hippie  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:56:45am

re: #399 Decatur Deb

I have cattle dogs, so by default 😎 I am a filter cleaner of the finest kind otherwise I end up knee deep in down

409
Amory Blaine  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:59:04am

re: #338 GlutenFreeJesus

How does Lord Humungus feel about organic prison food?

“Do not get addicted to it!”

410
lawhawk  Feb 26, 2021 • 8:59:08am

So, this is one of the fucknuts going to speak at the white nationalist race-baiting insurrectionist/treasonweasel curious/adjacent/active supporter CPAC conference.

Public health experts identified gyms as a high risk location and masking essential to protecting the public. The attendees are bitching about the resort’s rules about masking - it’s their business and their rules (so much for that notion). These are selfish fuckers who don’t care about anyone else.

Gym owner is getting national attention because he complained about shuttering gyms and having to mask up. Boo fucking hoo.

NJ had one of the worst outbreaks in the nation, and the refusal of enough people masking made all of this so much worse. We didn’t need to have a second wave over the summer, or a winter wave had everyone masked.

We’re below the winter peak, but still above the summer case peak nationally.

That is and remains fucked up thanks to the GOP that still pulls this kind of crap.

411
Amory Blaine  Feb 26, 2021 • 9:00:33am

“Cocktail” the movie for me.

412
Florida Panhandler  Feb 26, 2021 • 9:00:52am

re: #358 darthstar

Parenthood.

pretty creepily accurate.

413
jaunte  Feb 26, 2021 • 9:01:09am

re: #358 darthstar

According to my calculation, we’re going to need a bigger boat.

414
Amory Blaine  Feb 26, 2021 • 9:02:33am

re: #411 Amory Blaine

“Cocktail” the movie for me.

Err scratch that, twas for my 18th.

“Hot Shots” for my 21st.

415
b.d. (America is Great Again)  Feb 26, 2021 • 9:06:09am

Hell of a party you got there Matt:

416
Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Feb 26, 2021 • 9:09:07am

Well off to work. See ya all tonight. Be well.

417
A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Feb 26, 2021 • 9:10:13am

re: #354 darthstar

Yeah, it has ticked up a notch the last few days.

California’s looking much better though…what a difference a change in President makes.

[Embedded content]

Or a month-long statewide stay-at-home order.

418
b.d. (America is Great Again)  Feb 26, 2021 • 9:10:14am

lol, I guess they don’t have an extra billion laying around to give to Dominion:

419
Mattand  Feb 26, 2021 • 9:11:25am

re: #358 darthstar

Mine was the quiet, introspective family drama Commando, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

So, apparently the odds of me snapping a man’s neck in the airplane seat next to mine are really high.

420
jaunte  Feb 26, 2021 • 9:12:10am
421
Punish Domestic Terrorists  Feb 26, 2021 • 9:16:09am

re: #420 jaunte

422
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 26, 2021 • 9:16:36am

re: #420 jaunte

There is absolutely no good reason why cnn should be giving a massive platform to the leader of the Proud Boys. None.

“Good people on both sides”?

423
Punish Domestic Terrorists  Feb 26, 2021 • 9:17:20am

re: #414 Amory Blaine

Err scratch that, twas for my 18th.

“Hot Shots” for my 21st.

I skipped the beginning of the thread, and was confused to find myself surrounded by children when I assumed this was about birth year. I knew that couldn’t be right.

424
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 26, 2021 • 9:19:43am

hi, I’m going right back to bed.

Furnace update:

The fellow from the gas company was here. He can’t get under my house through the crawl space to get to the floor furnace.

No repair today, therefore no heat today.

Currently
Outside: 35°F
Inside 60°F

After some discussion, my wife and I are going to go with a new wall furnace from a local installer (the same people who replaced the heating system in our village hall, plus they are local). I put in a call to have them assess that.

Poking around on the Internet on home improvement sites, it would appear that they seem to vary in range from about $1,000 to $2,500 or so (including installation).

Since this is Friday, it looks like we’re going to be without heat for several days.

425
A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Feb 26, 2021 • 9:19:51am

re: #407 🌹UOJB!

ah but then there are all those Republican Pulpit Pimps who can’t keep Mr. Ding Dong in their pants!

In fact, evangelicals used to be quite unforgiving of sexual “crimes,” and they ended many a pulpit pimp’s career. But that was before they learned to stop worrying and love Donald Trump.

426
The Ghost of a Flea  Feb 26, 2021 • 9:20:53am

I don’t understand people not being concerned with the continuation of Middle Eastern warfare as usual. I mean, Biden is only not a warmonger because he’s continuing an ongoing conflict that has no ending in sight and has vague at best objectives…hooray? It’s has been sustained over two decades to a degree that ongoing conflict is normalized such that what is occurring is rarely thought of as war?

I mean, the USA’s doctrine of bombing things to fuck hasn’t worked since approximately…Vietnam…the very concept of declared retaliatory strikes is fucked up and always has been, and both mean that our military has been ignoring basically all international agreements on conduct of war. Furthermore this shit doesn’t even work because everyone we’re trying to swing that military dick at is more accustomed to loss and suffering, so what we’re achieving is the conjoined fuckups of destroying our own nation’s morale and reputation while creating a Middle Eastern rubble pile full of people who are the exact mix of desperate and anger that breeds extremism. Osama bin Laden’s ten years dead and buried at sea and the country just keeps fucking stepping on the one damn rake he set out in our driveway, imagining that somebody’s going to applaud when we finally develop an immunity to rake in the face.

Maybe this is a measure of where I grew up—colonized world instead of the colonizing—but…why do you think this country or its leader is entitled to trust about who they target? You’re mad the current President is being criticized for yet another bombing…tough shit, don’t spend twenty years bombing people and don’t spend sixty years fucking over other countries for your benefit. Also don’t spend twenty fucking years making mealy-mouthed excuses for bombing the wrong people and subcontracting torture to Egypt and keeping goat herders locked up in Cuba.

We’re all mad about Trump pardoning war criminals, but we fucking let go everybody in the chain of command that authorized Abu Gharib and black sites…except for the very bottom rung.

The carrot and stick approach doesn’t work with people who remember the last century, because empires take what they fucking want either way and there’s always a blood price. In Iran the US is not John Wayne swaggering his way through a pissing contest, it’s the people that let the Shah massacre protestors and clean up their corpses with a bulldozer to increases the market share of a fucking petroleum company. “Stop or will we fuck you up” is a proposition that only works if you don’t have a track record of going out of your way to invent reasons to fuck people up and take their shit.

Did we get the right target this time?

Trick question—it doesn’t matter because we’ve spent far too long declaring whatever we hit was the right target…including the entire nation of Iraq and its fictive WMDs (another thing no one ever got in trouble for). It doesn’t matter because we’re in year fifty of teaming up with the most human-rights abusing pieces of shit in the Middle East who’ve used our military power as goons they direct against their preferred targets, and it took multiple years of watching them blow up and starve Yemeni children, plus or minus one dead and disarticulated journalist, before we fucking blinked.

The well of trust is near empty, and loudly insisting it isn’t doesn’t quench thirst.

And what really pisses me off right now, in this thread, is that everything bad about Putin is just shit the USA is already doing, so every single fucking spurt of umbrage in that direction implies a spreading stain of self-indictment. Yeah I fucking hate Putin, but also hate that his entire playbook is a slightly-updated version of what the CIA has done since 1948 or so. People sucking up to current Russia are stupid precisely because there and here, then and now…it’s the same damn abuses of power. The mirror image position to those assholes is not more moral, it’s the same whataboutism.

I want us to be materially better than our opponents, not caviling about how one day shit will be better because vague gesture at “freedom,” as though that word hasn’t been wrung dry of meaning since 2003. Every monster in the Middle East has a future that just requires a few more bodies to make the downpayment on. I want us to have sufficient character to admit that shit didn’t work.

I’m not going to celebrate that we’re the best at unconscionable shit that everybody is doing, because I’m not fucking child that accepts “they did it first” as a moral axiom. And yes it disappoints me that we’re just doing British Empire shit with drones instead of sepoys; and yes it disappoints that we’ve decided that the response to 9/11 is to obliterate occupied buildings throughout the Middle East because there might be some terrorists in them;and yes it disappoints me that we’re so fucking scared that we’re willing to accept the vaguest, broadest definition of “combatant” so that we can keep dudes in Guantanamo and blow up wedding parties.

I’m not going to respect a world cop talking down to me about they don’t have accountability because (1) perp deserved it, (2) there’s a war and therefore ethics are foolish, (3) other people do worse, any more than I respect a regular cop pulling that shit.

427
danarchy  Feb 26, 2021 • 9:21:28am

re: #354 darthstar

Yeah, it has ticked up a notch the last few days.

[Embedded content]

It’s weird, things are definitely getting better here in MA, 7 day positivity rate is under 2% cases and hospitalizations going way down, cases in nursing homes are way way down, and they are starting to loosen up restrictions. Restauraunts are going to open without any capacity restrictions as long as they maintain 6 feet between tables a maximum of 6 people per table and and a 90 minute duration.

But then I think there are still more cases and deaths than there were at this time last year when lockdown orders were first going into effect. The trajectory is correct and with the vaccinations ramping up it is likely only to get better. Until I have the vaccine in my arm though it is still going to be takeout for me.

428
Eventual Carrion  Feb 26, 2021 • 9:22:06am

re: #358 darthstar

[Embedded content]

ET: The Extra-Terrestrial

429
HRH Stanley Sea  Feb 26, 2021 • 9:43:12am

re: #383 BeachDem

Or

playback.fm

GROSS.

First Blood

430
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 26, 2021 • 10:27:20am

moved

431
FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 26, 2021 • 4:55:12pm

re: #358 darthstar

Cocoon.


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
Of Monsters and Men - Destroyer (Official Lyric Video) “Destroyer" by Of Monsters and Men available now: omam.lnk.to ►Follow Of Monsters and Men:Instagram: instagram.comFacebook: facebook.comTwitter: @monstersandmenShazam: shazam.comWebsite: ofmonstersandmen.com Video shot & edited by: Cameron Stewart - cjbs.uk Lyrics: I want to be the king of my body and ...
Thanos
8 hours, 10 minutes ago
Views: 83 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 •
St. Vincent - the Melting of the Sun (Official Video) Pre-order/save the new album Daddy's Home, out May 14th: lnk.ilovestvincent.comListen to "The Melting Of The Sun": lnk.ilovestvincent.comListen to "Pay Your Way In Pain": lnk.ilovestvincent.com Watch St. Vincent perform live on SNL: lnk.ilovestvincent.com Animation by Chris McD CALL 1-833-77-DADDY FOLLOW ...
Thanos
1 day, 7 hours ago
Views: 144 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 5 •
#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
3 days, 22 hours ago
Views: 328 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 6
Tweets: 0 •
Springsteen - “Prove It All Night” Live at Cleveland Agora, 1978This is so perfect.
Secret ANTIFA Operative
6 days, 16 hours ago
Views: 508 • 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
6 days, 21 hours ago
Views: 460 • 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
6 days, 22 hours ago
Views: 515 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
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
1 week, 1 day ago
Views: 597 • 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
1 week, 1 day ago
Views: 580 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 •
Billy F Gibbons - West Coast Junkie “West Coast Junkie” the new music video by Billy F Gibbons from his forthcoming album ‘Hardware’, available on June 4th on Concord Records. Pre-order ‘Hardware’: found.eeGet signed and exclusive bundles: found.ee Directed by: Harry ReeseProduced by: Matt Sorum Listen ...
Thanos
1 week, 3 days ago
Views: 1,287 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 2 •
Morcheeba - the Moon (Official Music Video) Listen to 'The Moon' streaming now: morcheeba.lnk.toWritten by I. Žilić/S. Edwards - Directed by Martin J. Pickering for Big Head MediaPre-order 'Blackest Blue', released May 14th: morcheeba.lnk.to Connect with Morcheeba: morcheeba.ukFacebook: facebook.comInstagram: instagram.comTwitter: @morcheebaband ---------- Credits Production Company: Big ...
Thanos
1 week, 3 days ago
Views: 1,044 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 •