Weekend Open Thread

| August 14, 2020

Meme background from Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) by Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Graham Chapman, and John Cleese.

Leftist debaters are like the Black Knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. They think they have a point, that they’re right, that they have an argument, and that they’re winning. The reality? Their arguments are easily debunked. Their arguments also destroy their credibility.  Enjoy your weekend.

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  1. 5th/77th FA says:


    • Hack Stone says:

      Have you been tested for message posting enhancement drugs?

      • 5th/77th FA says:

        FIRST?!? Again!!!??!!! And not even really trying. I have a witness. I was just sitting, minding my own damned bidness, watching at Family Feud with my Lady Friend when Whoomp!, there it was! The TAH Friday Weekend Open Thread, just alaying there as a target of opportunity for the Old King of Battle, The Winner of Wars, to swoop in, call a Time on Target Fire Mission and EARN, not be awarded, the Coveted FIRST. She even had to bring it to my attention, “Hey Baby, isn’t that the Open Thread thing showing?” BAM!!! FIRE MISSION, FIRE MISSION, FIRE MISSION. You are cleared hot, bring all guns to bear, the target is lit FIRE FOR EFFECT!!! As slow as the inherwebz have been of late and the delay of the input did not think that the race could be won.

        God is in His Heavens, the King of Battle, The King of FIRST Retains his Crown, and all is right with the world. Well, at least the Gun Bunny’s world, not so sure about Hack Stone’s nether world, may be something sketchy going on there. Calling IDC SARC for a short arm inspection.

        Hot Wings, pizza slices, Cold Yuenglings, Top Shelf Whiskey, and Hand Rolled Seegars for all hands. and btw, ‘lest we forget…GO ARMY BEAT NAVY!

        • ninja says:



          • 5th/77th FA says:

            😛 😛 😎 😛 😛

            Tanks!!! rtr/gabn/hbtd

            ps…The ninja Family gets country fried cubed steak swimming in brown gravy, cat heads, smashed taters, and squash casserole. Shhh Don’t tell the others.

      • Green Thumb says:

        They sell them in the gift shop at All-Points Logistics.

    • Slow Joe says:

      This is bullshit.
      The WOT always begins during working hours.
      I have zero chances of winning this challenge.

      • 11B-Mailclerk says:

        (Looks at latest deposit notice for paycheck)

        (Looks at balance in bank)

        (Looks at rivalry over “first” )


  2. Hack Stone says:

    Life Hack from Hack Stone; When making home made salsa, be sure to thoroughly wash your hands AFTER slicing jalapeño peppers and BEFORE making a standing head call. At least Hack hopes that is why he is having this burning sensation in his forbidden zone.

    By the way, Hack Stone would like to take this opportunity to claim First Post for the This Ain’t Hell Weekend Open Thread For August 14, 2020.

    Finally, although consensus is that Jeffrey Epstein did not kill himself, Daniel Bernath most certainly committed self-murder.

    • Hack Stone says:

      Damn! The vast right wing conspiracy blocks Hack, once again. Hack would have been first post, if it wasn’t for those meddling Russians.

    • The Dead Man says:

      Done that with both Habanero and later, Ghost Peppers. It’ll wake you up. Watch the ears, eyes and nose too.

      Damn good chili though.

    • OldManchu says:

      self termination

    • Mason says:

      At the academy on pepper spray day I went home and took a shower. Little factoid here. Pepper spray oils get kind of a reactivation from water, hot water opens up your pores, and without clothing it goes places you don’t want it.

    • NHSparky says:

      Spraying or rubbing a small bit of vegetable oil on your hands before slicing peppers, then washing with soap and water afterwards, tends to minimize unwanted effects of said capsaicin getting to unwanted body parts.

      But what do I know? I’d rather watch someone dance like someone had just poured lava on their junk.

    • Friend says:

      Giggling again…

  3. OldManchu says:

    My highest ever.

  4. Eggs says:

    I plead the 5th

  5. Roh-Dog says:

    Figures… never misses a chow call either.
    Have a great weekend y’all!

  6. Hack Stone says:

    Since the new normal is social distancing and holding meetings online, is Phil Monkress of All Points Logistics performing his ball juggling on Zoom?

  7. ninja says:

    An innocent 5 year old boy (White) was shot in the head (murdered) by a 25 year old convicted Felon (Black) this past Sunday in North Carolina.

    Yet, as of this past Wednesday, Four Major News Networks did not report the story:

    “NBC, ABC, CBS, and CNN Show Zero Results For Reports On The 5-Year-Old White Child Allegedly Executed By Black 25-Year-Old Neighbor”


    From the article:

    “Police believe convicted felon Darius Sessoms approached the young boy earlier this week and shot him in the head in front of his two young sisters in North Carolina. He had no apparent motive except for a family member’s theory that Hinnant rode his bicycle through Sessoms’s yard.”

    “Daniel Horowitz of Conservative Review pointed out the several felony convictions on Sessoms’s record and asked in an article, titled “Justice for 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant means locking up violent criminals,” why the alleged killer wasn’t locked up in the first place.”

    “Horowitz also asked why race was a prevalent issue in the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis, but the death of Hinnant is ignored by national media outlets.”

    “In the new America that is driven by racial politics rather than justice, what do you think would happen if a white man killed a 5-year-old black boy on his bike execution-style, regardless of racial motivations?”

    “He continued: “This happened in Wilson, North Carolina, except it was a black man and a white boy. Now there are crickets from the political class. No kneeling, foot-washing, renaming of American symbols, endless legislation to lock up career criminals like this alleged perpetrator, or frantic press releases from every organization known to man to mourn the loss of life. And most certainly, there seems to be no expectation of rioting. Why not?”

    My personal thoughts:

    CNN had no problem reporting right away Jussie Smollet’s false police report about being lynched by “Trump Supporter” as well as trashing Nicholas Sandmann.

    I also have yet to see anyone protesting or rioting that an innocent life was taken.

    Please pray for the family of the 5 year old, Cannon Hinnant.

    • 5th/77th FA says:

      ninja, Thanks for the reminder on this one. Just Lurking made a comment about this case yesterday, rgr769 commented that he had seen a blurb a few days before, timactual commented, and I started a search to find out more. It was later on in the evening before my search engine kicked out the linky that I left on the Portland thread. Saw another short article on Fox today, but there was no section for comments. One theory from the perp’s family is a reference to his drug use. Where is my shocked face when I need it? We can only console ourselves with His Words; “…Suffer the little children to come unto Me.”


      I would have no problem at all, amputating this person’s digits, one at a time with a dull rusty knife, then cauterizing each wound so that he doesn’t bleed out until I cut his tongue out.

      • rgr769 says:

        For something like that pruning shears are the appropriate tool. But I see why you picked a rusty, dull pocket knife.

        Note: The subject waste of skin also shot the boy in the head, point blank, in front of the boy’s sisters of 7 and 8 years old, who were also out riding their bicycles in front of the houses adjacent to the killers. The day before the killer had eaten dinner at the boy’s father’s house, which was next door.

        • ninja says:

          rgr769 and KoB:

          A Felon in possession of a gun.

          His family was not aware of that?

          And how did he get a gun in the first place?

          I have this sinking feeling he will get off lightly. Look at his history:

          Sessoms was convicted of felony larceny of firearms in Wilson County in March 2016, misdemeanor maintaining a place for a controlled substance in Wake County in April 2016 and felony marijuana possession in Nash County in November 2016.

          His probation was revoked twice in 2017, resulting in separate three-month stints in prison. Court records show Sessoms has two pending counts of felony maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance in Wilson County.

          What is so disturbing is that the Left News Media has not addressed this to the same degree they did with the George Floyd case, the Jussie Smollet case, the Covington case, etc.

          Nor do I see anyone protesting or rioting. Not a peep from Al Sharpton. Not a peep from Chris Cuomo or other CNN Talking heads.

          Or Biden and Harris.


          • rgr769 says:

            Hey, the progs don’t care about felons having firearms, just us law-abiding citizens.

            • rgr769 says:

              I might add that James O’Keefe of Project Veritas was barred from purchasing a shotgun because the Fan Belt Inspectors (FBI) had him on their data base as a convicted felon. He has never been convicted of anything but a bogus misdemeanor he plead guilty to connected to one of his undercover ops. The Feebs just backed off and took him off the list. Funny how convicted for realz felons run around with firearms shooting people in criminal acts daily, but none of the people in power seem to care.

          • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

            IMHO the proglodyte liberal media gave away all of its credibility when it sold its collective soul to politics decades ago. As to that soulless Child Murderer, I’d just rather take him someplace and set him o fire because he’s going to need to get used to burning for what he did to that innocent child.

      • ninja says:

        Thank You, KoB!

        Durn, I can’t find their comments…don’t know how I missed it.

        A big amen on what Daniel Horowitz of Conservative Review commented.

        I agree with him 100%:

        “In the new America that is driven by racial politics rather than justice, what do you think would happen if a white man killed a 5-year-old black boy on his bike execution-style, regardless of racial motivations?”

        “He continued: “This happened in Wilson, North Carolina, except it was a black man and a white boy. Now there are crickets from the political class. No kneeling, foot-washing, renaming of American symbols, endless legislation to lock up career criminals like this alleged perpetrator, or frantic press releases from every organization known to man to mourn the loss of life. And most certainly, there seems to be no expectation of rioting. Why not?”

    • Claw says:

      Whiz Wheel®™ base score for Darius Nathaniel “Trill” Sessoms is 45. Multiplier for final score is up to the reader’s discretion.

      • ninja says:


        That’s it for the base score?

        Well, as you shared, Claw, the multiplier for the final score is left to our discrection (how high can we go?)


        • Claw says:

          The highest multiplier we currently work with is 10 for FBBSDC*.

          * Full Blown Bat Scheisse Drooling Crazy (Hat Tip to Hondo)

    • Graybeard says:

      Prayers for Cannon Hinnart and his family.
      May the God of all comfort comfort them in their grief.
      May the God of Justice bring justice to the murderer, and quickly.

  8. Commissioner Wretched says:

    With all that is going on in the world that demands our attention, something has to take our mind off the problems, even for a moment. To that end, I offer my weekly trivia offering. May it bring a smile to the faces of my TAH friends.

    Did two Major League pitchers throw nine perfect innings in games, and not get credit for a perfect game?
    By Commissioner Wretched

    I’m about to do two things that I rarely, if ever, do. First, I’m going to use the introduction to add an extra dollop of trivia into your lives.

    Second, I’m going to repeat myself, since I know I’ve done this before at some time.

    These are the “dog days” of the year, as you know. But were you aware of why they’re called the “dog days”?

    Well, it’s because of the brightest star in the sky (besides the Sun, of course), Sirius the Dog Star.
    Ancient people believed that, since Sirius wasn’t seen in the night sky during this part of the year, it was actually sending extra light and heat to Earth during the day.

    Yes, I know that doesn’t make a bit of sense, but what did they know?

    Since Sirius is the “Dog Star,” these are the “dog days.”

    And now I’ll get on with the rest of the trivia that you came here to get. So sit, stay, and enjoy!

    Did you know …

    … fifty-eight percent of divorced men say they are happier after their divorce? By contrast, 83% of divorced women say they are happier afterward. (Well, duh!)

    … “Star Trek” actor Leonard Nimoy once directed a music video? Best known for portraying the half-Vulcan science officer Mr. Spock, Nimoy (1931-2015) was the director of the 1985 music video by the Bangles, “Going Down to Liverpool.” (The fact that I’ve never heard of that particular song is, I must say, logical.)

    … live Christmas trees are edible? We don’t eat them because they taste terrible. (And we might get a case of root rot.)

    … part of the famous, romantic Route 66 was a camel trail? The portion of the highway westward out of Albuquerque, New Mexico, started as trail for camels brought to the west. (What do you call a camel with no humps? Humphrey.)

    … the duck-billed platypus of Australia is a very mixed up animal? Not only does it have a bill like a duck, a tail like a beaver, and lays eggs like a bird, but it also has genetic markers in its genome that are unusual. A mammal, even though it lays eggs (it’s a mammal because it nurses its young with milk), the platypus has bird, reptile, and mammal genomes in its genetic code. (Admit it. A platypus looks as if it was designed by a government committee.)

    … two Major League Baseball pitchers threw 9-inning perfect games, and did not get credit for them? On June 23, 1917, the Boston Red Sox defeated the Washington Senators in a game in which pitcher Ernie Shore (1891-1980) did not allow a single hitter to reach base. The Red Sox won the game, 4-0, but Shore did not get credit for the perfect game. Why not? Because he was not the starting pitcher. That honor went to Babe Ruth (1895-1948), who walked Ray Morgan (1889-1940), the first Senators batter he faced, then was ejected from the game after punching home plate umpire Brick Owens (1885-1949). On Shore’s first pitch in relief of Ruth, the catcher, Chester “Pinch” Thomas (1888-1953) threw Morgan out trying to steal second. As pitcher of record, Shore got credit for the out, and he retired the next 26 batters he faced … but no perfect game, because he was not the starting pitcher. A similar ruling of no perfect game was made in the case of Harvey Haddix (1925-1994), who threw twelve perfect innings for the Pittsburgh Pirates in a game against the Milwaukee Braves on May 26, 1959. But Haddix lost the perfect game in the bottom of the 13th when the first Milwaukee batter, Felix Mantilla (born 1934) reached base on an error. Two hitters later, Joe Adcock (1927-1999) got the Braves’ first and only hit, a home run, scoring Mantilla from third with the only credited run (see below). Haddix was the victim of no offensive support, as the game was scoreless going into the 13th inning. Because Haddix lost the perfecto and the no-hitter (and the game), he does not get credit for either, although he threw 12 innings of perfect baseball. Additional trivia note: Even though the official final score of the Haddix game was 1-0, the game ended with a 3-0 score. After the first out was made, Haddix intentionally walked Henry Aaron (born 1934), and on Adcock’s hit Aaron saw Mantilla score, assumed the game was over, and started to run off the field. Adcock was still running out the home run, and Aaron finally returned to third and followed Adcock home. The final ruling gave Adcock a single rather than a home run, since he had passed Aaron on the bases, and nullified his and Aaron’s runs.

    … rainbows can only be seen in the mornings or late afternoons? To refract light through water droplets in the air, the Sun must be at an angle of 40˚ or less above the horizon, thus cancelling out mid-day rainbow sightings. (If you’ve seen a noontime rainbow, get your eyes checked.)

    … the United States uses more energy just for air conditioning than the entire continent of Africa uses for all purposes? That fact becomes more pertinent when you consider that Africa is four times larger than the United States. (Make what you will of that.)

    … there are an estimated 70,000,000 rats in the city of New York? That is an average of nine rats per person, considering there are about 7.7 million people living in the city. (From the outcomes of the last few elections, a lot of those rats vote, too.)

    … Italian food is the most popular for a first date?

    … you may suffer from xanthophobia? If you do, you also suffer from chromophobia. It sounds serious, but it isn’t. Xanthophobia is a fear of the color yellow, while chromophobia is a fear of any color. (That’s a pretty colorful way to put it, wouldn’t you say?)

    Now … you know!

    • 5th/77th FA says:

      CW, Our Main Man, glad you could leave your day job duties long enough to bring us the trivia column before it got too late. Those camels you made mention of, for those that want to know “the rest of the story”, were brought here by the sitting Secretary of War at that point in time, the Honorable Jefferson Davis…yeah that one…The FIRST and only President of the Confederate States. A good idea but a bad plan that was slightly ahead of its time. Politics, petty jealousy, lack of training for the Cavalrymen, and a distaste of horses for camels doomed that experiment. There was a Camel named Douglas that served with the 43rd Mississippi Rgmt (CSA), killed at the Vicksburg Battle, and buried with Honors there.


      Not only have a lot of rats in Noo Yawk city voted, it seems as if a lot of rats have been elected from there. One rat even served as a Secretary of State for awhile.

      • David says:

        Thee was also an experiment to equip cavalry with bicycles. Soldiers from the 25th Infantry (“buffalo soldier” were in 4 regiments, 9th and 10th Cav, 24th and 25th Inf) became the Buffalo Corps Bicycle unit and among othe accomplishments rode their 75 pound loaded single speed bikes from Ft. Missoula all the way to St. Louis… before paved roads, in 1896.

      • Dennis - not chevy says:

        There were camels at the Benicia Arsenal in CA. I’m not sure if they were there at the same time as Grant, Ord, or Hooker.

        • rgr769 says:

          They even created special barns to house the camels at Benicia. The idea was that camels would be more suitable and require less water than horses to patrol the desert areas, including the High Desert.

      • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

        Know why it took so long for the Clintons to move to Chappaqua? They had to let local authorities know that a Sex Offender was moving in!

    • Mason says:

      On the story of rats, do not Google “rat king”.

      I didn’t know XMas trees were edible for us. I know they’re edible for some animals. I think it’s a zoo in Germany that collects them and gives them to the bears to eat.

    • ninja says:

      CW commented:

      “Star Trek” actor Leonard Nimoy once directed a music video? Best known for portraying the half-Vulcan science officer Mr. Spock, Nimoy (1931-2015) was the director of the 1985 music video by the Bangles, “Going Down to Liverpool.”

      Yep…here is the man himself..

    • thebesig says:

      Was aware of the “dog days of summer” part, being related to the dog star Sirius. :mrgreen: It’s in the big dog constellation. Orion is visible in the eastern sky in the morning, Sirius is also visible.

      But, they don’t show up at the same time. Orion shows up first, then Sirius (and big dog constellation) weeks later.

      I use these constellations as hurricane markers. When Orion shows up, the hurricane season starts to ramp up in my area. When Sirius shows up, it’s “game on” with regards to the hurricanes.

      Here’s another trivia. Today is the feast of assumption in the Catholic Church. It celebrates Virgin Mary ascending into Heaven.

      It so happens that this is the time of the year when the Virgo constellation becomes harder to see as it shows up closer to the setting sun. It’s “riding the rays” into the heavens until it disappears when the sun enters Virgo.

  9. ninja says:

    Sheesh…His attorneys are pleading a light sentence based on the Soldier being born with a cleft palate and cleft lip (and supposedly bullied about it, even when he was in the Army.)

    IMHO, I don’t buy that story as to why he did what he did.

    “Defense Seeks Leniency For ‘Satanist’ Fort Riley Soldier In Bomb Plot”


    “A former Army infantry soldier described by prosecutors as a Satanist who hoped to overthrow the U.S. government endured a lifetime of victimization, isolation and trauma that led him to become involved with online extremist groups, his defense attorney argued Thursday in a motion seeking lenient punishment.”

    “Jarrett William Smith, a private first class stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas, and previously at Fort Bliss, Texas, was discharged from the military after the 24-year-old admitted in February that he provided information about explosives in September to an FBI undercover agent.”

    “At his sentencing hearing Wednesday, Smith faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine following his guilty pleas to two counts of distributing information related to explosives.”

    “Federal public defender Rich Federico urged the court in his sentencing memorandum Thursday to impose 15 months imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release. With no prior criminal history, the guideline range is 30-37 months in prison. Prosecutors have not yet filed their sentencing recommendation.”

    “In a passionate court filing interspersed with photos of Smith’s life, his attorney recounted the near-daily barrage of bullying endured by a client who was born with the fiery red hair and a cleft lip and palate. Federico described the repeated, painful reconstructive surgeries and the speech therapy Smith underwent for his speech impediment.”

    “Federico told the court that “the emotional trauma of not only having been routinely bullied over his cleft lip and speech impediment for years by peers but also being targeted for murder by a classmate added significant trauma to Mr. Smith’s already deteriorating mental health and low self-esteem — trauma that was largely suppressed and remained unresolved.”

    “Smith joined the military in 2016, but his desire for acceptance and inclusion “did not come to fruition while in the Army, and especially not at Fort Riley, Kansas,” the motion says.”

    “His former team leader told the FBI that Smith stood out from the day he arrived “due to his cleft lip, stance that ‘pushed his belly out,’ and odd stories he told everyone.”

    • Roh-Dog says:

      You’d figure the army times (sic!) would know that Infantry should be capitalized.
      But hey, they’re a private company and don’t have to write in the Army Writing Style.
      (I swear their job description includes ‘piss off Soldiers)

      • 5th/77th FA says:

        I think the crazy in his eyes had more to do with his problems than the former cleft in his lip. He’d be the one that Josey Wales would’ve taken out FIRST.


        • Roh-Dog says:

          “At his sentencing hearing Wednesday, Smith faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine following his guilty pleas to two counts of distributing information related to explosives.”
          20 years for ‘distributing information related to explosives’… well sh*t. What’s the statue of limitations of that, asking for a friend.

        • ninja says:

          Am calling BS on the Bullying excuse because of his Cleft Palate and Cleft Lip.

          I went to various school with folks that were born with those birth defects and I honestly don’t remember ANYONE making fun or bullying ANY of them because of those defects.

          Additionally, I doubt very seriously the guy was bullied about his birth defects when he joined the Army.

          IMHO, his attorney is stretching it to the max.

      • ninja says:



        GREAT Comeback..

        Thank You!

  10. OldManchu says:

    Lars and his buddy Joe Hidin support mask wearing…. DAMN IT!

  11. ninja says:


    A SFC…and he still had to steal…

    And he is not even a Supply Daddy…

    “Sergeant First Class Arrested For Burglaries On and Around Fort Carson”


    “A Colorado-based soldier was arrested this week in connection to “a large burglary pattern” that local police have been investigating since early July, law enforcement officials said.”

    “Sgt. 1st Class Justin M. Smith, 36, was arrested Wednesday alongside Madison Bloch, 23, for the alleged string of burglaries, according to the Colorado Springs Police Department.”

    “Both individuals were charged with several burglaries and felony theft. The relationship between the two was not provided.” (Madison is a female).

    “Smith was identified as an active-duty soldier currently stationed at Fort Carson who has been in the Army for more than 15 years.”

    “His current duty assignment is as an indirect fire infantryman with 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, officials from the post confirmed.”

    “Smith, a veteran of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, could not be reached for comment. El Paso County jail records do not list his name or show that he was booked into the facility.”

    “Smith, whose hometown is listed as Mulvane, Kansas, is also a recipient of the Purple Heart medal.”

    • Claw says:

      One would think that the Army Times could at least come up with a newer picture of the gate at Carson. That picture was taken sometime between 2005-2007 when the 4th ID wasn’t at Carson any longer.

      As a side note, that CG shown on the nameplate (MG Robert W. Mixon, Jr.) was the Company Commander of B Co, 1/15 IN (the Audie Murphy Company) when I was in Germany from 81-83./s

      • ninja says:


        Good Grief…the picture of Fort Carson is that old?

        Army Times running out of funds because of lack of subscriptions or just too lazy to research updated pictures?


        So tell us, Claw…did you take care of Mixon’ Company or his unit’s logistical needs?

        Only the TAH Supply Daddy can tell us!


        Thank You for sharing all of this, Claw.

        • Claw says:

          I was the S-4 NCO for 1/15 IN during that timeframe. I’m thinking the B Co Supply Sergeant was SSG Harris?

          • ninja says:


            So you DID take care of Mixon when he was the Company Commander.

            IMHO, behind every successful General Officer is the Army Supply Daddy.

            Especially taken care of the Troops during the Cold War.

            And during REFORGER…

            Thank You for sharing this!

      • 5th/77th FA says:

        You might not can fix stoopid, but you can give it a dishonorable discharge and lock it up for a buncha years.

        Way to lead a young’un astray…AND piss away your career…dumbazz!

      • Claw says:

        Need to retract my statement about Robert W. Mixon, Jr. being the Audie Murphy Company Commander.

        It was Benjamin R. Mixon who was the B Company 1/15 IN Commander.

        Mea Culpa, sometimes I get the “Mixons” mixed up after almost 40 years.

    • OldManchu says:

      Maybe he was just getting reparations?

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      I have NO sympathy, let him be Bubba, Thor and Julio’s “soap grabber”!

  12. ninja says:

    Sheesh..Perhaps this sentence is too harsh?

    You Be The Judge.

    “Naval Academy Midshipman Guilty of Sexual Assault Gets 25 years, Dismissal From Service”


    “Midshipman Nixon Keago will serve 25 years after a members panel found him guilty of sexual assault, attempted sexual assault, obstruction of justice and burglary.”

    “The charges stem from four separate incidents involving three women who were all Naval Academy midshipmen at the time of Keago’s sexual violence against them.”

    “The members panel, the court-martial equivalent of a jury, also sentenced him to forfeit all pay and allowances as well as dismissed him from military service. Dismissal was the minimum sentence Keago faced. The maximum was 120 years confinement.”

    “In closing arguments at the Washington Navy Yard, Lt. Cmdr. Chris Cox asked the members to sentence Keago to 40 years, saying the sentence would give Keago, who is 25, time to live the remainder of his life while also preventing him from repeating his crimes. At 65, Keago would be less likely to sexually assault another woman, Cox said.”

    • KoB says:

      Wouldn’t have bothered me if the dirtbag got the full 120 years. See how he likes being on the receiving end of sexual assault…for the next 40 years. Bubba, Thor, Julio, and Mr Tiny will be looking forward to “breaking him in”.

      Even if he survives the 40 years in the lock up, it will not stop him from attempting sexual assault at age 65. That kind of assault is not so much about the sex as it is the assault. Betcha it’ll be reduced. He was triggered by all of the white uniforms at the Naval Academy…oh and Maryland was a Border/Slave State.

    • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

      An appointment to the USNA and he had to throw it all away by letting his prick think for him, the only sympathy I have is what you’ll find in a dictionary somewhere between “shit” and “syphilis”.

  13. The Other Whitey says:

    Got the amtrack dirty. On to figures.


    • KoB says:

      Looking good TOW, we missed the update last week. Figured the fires, the new baby, the hot wife or…reasons…were occupying your mind/time. I will remind the miscreanted d’weeds of said hot wife and other girl children you have before they can make comment about the hot pink hair brush in the background of the ‘track.

      Tanks Man!

    • ninja says:

      Thank You, TOW, for sharing your pictures of your work with us!

    • UpNorth says:

      Great job, TOW.

    • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

      Some nice weathering on the models, like what I did to a few pieces of my HO Scale train collection, my next addition to which will be a couple of F7B units to accompany my pair of AT&SF CF7 roadswitchers so I can re-create an early 70’s grain belt local!

      • UpNorth says:

        Nice, API. Did you happen to catch the article on the ATSF layout in the September Model Railroader? That guy has a fortune wrapped up in locomotives alone.

  14. ninja says:


    Do you think this Soldier has played too many video games or watched too many movies where sometimes the bad guys are depicted as the good guys?

    “Not-So-Grand Theft Auto: Transmission Foils US Soldier’s Attempt To Steal A Cab in Germany, Police Say”


    “A 19-year-old American soldier who is accused of trying to steal a taxi at Munich International Airport was thwarted by the car’s transmission, German police said.”

    “The soldier, a member of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment based at Vilseck in Bavaria, was supposed to be flying back to the U.S. from Munich International Airport last week, regiment spokesman Maj. John Ambelang said.”

    “Instead, he is accused of trying to take a Mercedes taxi for a spin after seeing the keys in the ignition and no one in the driver’s seat, said the Munich airport police, who are investigating the incident.”

    “The soldier is also accused of assaulting the 50-year-old cab driver when he tried to stop him from taking the car, the police statement said.”

    “The taxi driver was outside the vehicle, leaning on the hood, enjoying the fine summer weather Wednesday morning as he waited for passengers at one of the airport’s cab ranks, the statement said.”

    “All of a sudden, he noticed that the engine was on, it said.”

    “Surprised, the taxi driver turned around and saw a stranger sitting in the driver’s seat,” it said.”

    “The soldier tried to drive off “but was apparently not prepared for the Mercedes’ transmission,” it continued.”

    “The car was an automatic, the statement said, without specifying if it had five, seven or nine gears, where the gear selectors were located or how to use them.”

    “With the car juddering violently as the soldier tried to put it into gear, the cab driver got into the front passenger’s seat to try to stop him.

    During the ensuing scuffle, the soldier managed to get the car into gear and drove off. He didn’t get far, though, because he crashed the vehicle into a post at the side of the road, doing about $11,800 in damage to it, the statement said.”

    • 5th/77th FA says:

      We could cripple an entire generation by going back to stick shift trannys, analog clocks, rotary dial phones, and cursive writing.

      Had a ’55 Mercedes Benz that was a 4 speed and reverse on the “tree.” Sassy is a 5 speed 205hp Supercharged road hugger, Little Josey, The Gray Rider is a 196hp 6 speed Turbo.

    • Mason says:

      He really, really did not want to PCS back to the states. Irony is that now he’ll PCS to Leavenworth.

      • ninja says:

        Thumbs up to KoB and Mason for their comments:

        “We could cripple an entire generation by going back to stick shift trannys, analog clocks, rotary dial phones, and cursive writing.”

        “He really, really did not want to PCS back to the states. Irony is that now he’ll PCS to Leavenworth”.


  15. ninja says:

    C-Span shared a 4 minute video (1945 Universal Newsreel) that showed the first pictures of the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II. On August 15, 1945, Emperor Hirohito announced the surrender of Japan to the Allies:


    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      Here’s a video talking about a third Atomic Bombing of Japan in case the Japanese didn’t want to surrender after two hits:

  16. Graybeard says:

    Late to the party, again.
    And someone’s drunk all the Shiner Bock.

    100 @ 1800 hours in the GB AO, heat index of 104

    Could do that when I was younger, gotta come inside at 1100 or suffer heat illness.

    Texas’ Health and Human Services Commission got everyone’s hopes up, saying they were setting some guidelines where they could visit loved ones in the nursing homes – then set the requirements such that no nursing home can meet them. Dan retards.

    Also Austin, TX City Council has robbed the Austin PD of $100M to use to make the city “safer” – for the homeless, druggies, etc.

    If you go to Austin, be sure to carry your own gun and lots of ammo.

    ‘Bout to go stir-crazy here. Hope all y’all have a great weekend regardless.

    • ninja says:

      Heat index of 104?

      Hang in there, Graybeard!

      I do believe this is what Graybeard has addressed:

      “Austin City Council Just Voted To Cut $150 Million From Its Police Department”


      “Austin, Texas became the latest city to defund the police Thursday when the city council unanimously approved a $150 million cut to its police department budget — about 34% of its current total — and reinvest the funds in other services, The Texas Tribune reported.”

      “According to the proposal, there is an immediate $21.5 million cut that will be reinvested in a wide array of programs, including mental health response, permanent supportive housing, food access, abortion access, an early childhood coordinator position and violence prevention.”

      “Another roughly $80 million will go into a “Decouple Fund” that will transfer many civilian services, like forensic sciences and victim services, outside of the police department.”

      “The rest of the money, about $49 million, will go into a “Reimagine Safety Fund,” the goal of which “is to divert dollars from the fund toward alternative forms of public safety and community support, through the yearlong reimagining process.”

      “The Austin Police Association tweeted that the proposal is “ridiculous and unsafe” and ignores “the majority who do not want the police defunded.”

      • Graybeard says:

        Austinites vote in (D)ictators, they get what they voted for.

        Would not be surprised to find the City Council tokin on a roach before, during, and after their drum-circles/meetings.

      • MCPO USN says:

        Neglected to mention the “From your pocket to mine” Fund.

      • OldManchu says:

        I remember, not so long ago, when Austin was a great place to go visit and spend a night or two.

        Get a good long run in at Lady Bird Lake Trail.

        Watch the dogs in the dog park area.

        Eat at Kirby Lane cafe.

        Go to a movie and beer at Alamo Drafthouse.

        Check out the live music on 4th or 6th street.

        Not anymore. See ya later Austin.

    • SFC D says:

      Austin. A city so woke the vandalized the Stevie Ray Vaughan statue. Now what kind of dumbass does that?

  17. ninja says:

    On this day, 14 August 1935, FDC signed the Social Security Act.


    The last statement in the article implies the Social Security Act has remained “relatively unchanged” since 1935.

    Tell that to folks who thought they could draw 100% Social Security at the age of 65.

    The rules have changed on that based on one’s Birth Year.

    “President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs into law the Social Security Act on August 14, 1935. Press photographers snapped pictures as FDR, flanked by ranking members of Congress, signed into law the historic act, which guaranteed an income for the unemployed and retirees. FDR commended Congress for what he considered to be a “patriotic” act.”

    “Roosevelt had taken the helm of the country in 1932 in the midst of the Great Depression, the nation’s worst economic crisis. The Social Security Act (SSA) was in keeping with his other “New Deal” programs, including the establishment of the Works Progress Administration and the Civilian Conservation Corps, which attempted to hoist America out of the Great Depression by putting Americans back to work.”

    “In his public statement that day, FDR expressed concern for “young people [who] have come to wonder what would be their lot when they came to old age” as well as those who had employment but no job security. Although he acknowledged that “we can never insure one hundred percent of the population against one hundred percent of the hazards and vicissitudes of life,” he hoped the act would prevent senior citizens from ending up impoverished.”

    “Although it was initially created to combat unemployment, Social Security now functions primarily as a safety net for retirees and the disabled, and provides death benefits to taxpayer dependents. The Social Security system has remained relatively unchanged since 1935.”

    • ninja says:

      When one can collect 100% percent Social Security Benefits based on Birth Year.

      As you can see, it is no longer 65 years young.


      • 5th/77th FA says:

        Sociable Security…The Greatest Ponzi Scheme since…well…Ponzi. Just think of the retirement income one could have if the funds placed in the SSA had of been placed in a nice 401K type program. Or if the Kongress Kritters had of kept their fingers out of the fund. Or if it hadn’t been drained by all of the “Disability” Claims. Another whole conversation there. Paid into it for 53 years, started drawing at 66 and will not live long enough to collect what I paid in. No wife and no dependent chill’ren means when I do cross over The River, benefits stop and Uncle Sugar will have made a tidy profit off of me.

    • Graybeard says:

      And the hell of it is, if you put in 20 years paying into SSA, then put in 10 years in public education and retire with a teacher’s retirement system – you are declared to have a “windfall” and you don’t get all the SSA you paid but your normal “benefits” are reduced by a significant amount.

      Some SOB Washington bureaucrat decided that some time ago.

      Another way teachers get robbed.

  18. Commissar Pooper's Narcissism says:

    My mother was a hamster, my father smelled of elderberries, and I shiffart all over myself. Now go away before I taunt myself a second time!

  19. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    PRESENT and Honorary First once again.


  20. ChipNASA says:

    Hey Dudes and Dudeettes…(Does Dude(e)ttes have one “e” or two”?)
    Here and working and playing Fortnite (Blame my son) and doing dishes and just hanging out.
    Hope everyone is well and have a great weekend.
    Love you all!

    • 5th/77th FA says:

      Chipster, good to see you…*WAVES* May have to defer to Graybeard, he’s the teacher in the family, but Imma gonna go with the 1 (one) e as in Dudettes (Dooo-dehhttes) or maybe (dood-ehhtes) 2 (two) ees would be more of a long e…ie Dooo-deetes or maybe Doood-eetes.

      You may have noticed that I spell ‘weedettes with the ehh pronunciation. But then again, mine may be the Southern weedonics. There may be regional differences.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      IMHO that’s what they get for handling the little maggots with kid gloves while letting them run rampant while other places like San Foo-foo and Austin want to hand all they can out to freeloaders and flunkies. That while the PRoCA hands out all it can to illegal aliens while begging the Federal Government for more money!

    • Roh-Dog says:

      Cry me a river. The Speaker of the House (I won’t mention her [it’s?] name lest ye vomit on’st yeself) wants to include monies for rebuilding and repairing said damages to areas where looters, rioters and arsonists wert handled kid glovédly.
      3 words come to mind for the “distinguished” “‘lady’” from the “state” of California: G_ F_CK Y__RS_LF.
      (The vowels gots burnt up in one them riots, shel’ll have to buy sum mo’)

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      Naturally they want the sane folks to pay for the consequences of their insanity.

  21. Green Thumb says:

    My dog just dropped another huge steaming pile of Phil Monkress in my neighbor’s yard.


    • Green Thumb says:

      It stinks something fierce.

      • Green Thumb says:

        Caught another whiff.

        The grass is dying.

        I need to work up the courage to remove this incredibly nasty and persistent huge, steaming pile of Phil Monkress.

        But I need a drink first o steady my nerves….

  22. Poseidon says:

    its amazing when you find a rabbit warren full of traitors giving each other attaboys and reach arounds. Everyone in here is redneck circle jerking each other while supporting the destruction of the constitution and propping up a criminal, all because, ‘but my team’ and before you clowns start your libtard clapbacks, im a right wing gun loving retired E5 RAN from Australia, America used to be better than this.

    • AW1Ed says:

      All are entitled to their opinion, Poseidon. Try again without coming off as a troll. If this is all you have to offer I’m afraid you won’t last here long.

    • Claw says:

      “im a retired E5 RAN”

      Well, Get Back Loretta!!

      Since Royal Australian Navy Enlisted Ranks go from E2 to E10, just guessing you were a Super Star before you “retired”.

      Buzz Off, Troll

    • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

      Did you type that with you Pink pussy hat on and after having a Soi enema?

      Fucking assclown

      • KoB says:

        Senior I think he’s just pissed that he doesn’t have enough for anyone to grab hold to to give him a reach around. Not that the asinine sissy punk piece of sh^t deserves the common courtesy of a reach around. Seems like I remember him from awhile back, he may be related to a certain spapos seagull, you know, showing up, spewing crap. At least when he leaves, he stays away for a bit.

        Think he may be more on the “down low” v the “down under.”

    • Green Thumb says:

      It used to be better.

      Then your mom left.

    • Just Lurkin says:

      The RAN? What is that, some sort of antipodes boating club? Go impale yourself on the Australian-American memorial in Canberra assclown.

    • SFC D says:

      Aren’t you just precious!

  23. rgr769 says:

    Teen Vogue has an article that the commie cuttlefish will like. The brain dead writer says abolishing private property is the solution to all that is wrong with this country.

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      Start with Teen Vogue.

      When that no-talent hack gets replaced by a “party insider” negative-talent hack, will he still advocate for that crap?

      Writers are usually first-wave to the “reeducation” camps.

      Marxism is how one moonbat-signals “I am incompetent, and have no future.”

  24. Hack Stone says:

    This guy has some pretty good videos. Check them out.

  25. Commissar says:


    It isn’t the dumbest thing he has ever said. It is not even the dumbest thing he has said recently. It is one of the dumbest things a president of the United States has ever said publicly.

    • Just Lurkin says:

      Is it as dumb as a state trying to pass a retroactive tax on people who fled as many as 10 years ago? Asking for a friend (who thought his money was safe after he fled Cali a long time ago).

    • Poetrooper says:

      57 States???

    • SFC D says:

      You didn’t build that?
      Tell Vlad I’ll have more flexibility after the election?
      You can keep your doctor?
      If I had a son?
      The police acted stupidly?

  26. Commissar says:


    What is it going to take for his cult to wake up?

  27. Green Thumb says:

    The False Commander “Phony” Phil Monkress (CEO of All-Points Logistics) works balls.


  28. xyzzy says:

    Good advice for people who feel unsafe about voting in person but now fear the USPS will be unable to deliver a “mail-in” ballot in a timely fashion.
    There is a way around it:
    1. Request a mail-in ballot.
    2. Do not mail it.
    3. Google your supervisor of elections to see where you can drop off your mail-in ballot. IT MIGHT NOT BE YOUR POLLING PLACE (depends on the state). All states allow this!
    Here is what you’re accomplishing by doing this:
    1. You’re not relying on the USPS to get your ballot in on time, so no matter what, your ballot gets in on time.
    2. You don’t have to worry about standing in long lines and risking infection. You’re just stopping by to drop it off.
    3. You still voted! Hooray!
    Also, when you drop it off find out how to track it online to make sure it is verified. California, Oregon, Washington Colorado have systems that can track your ballot just like tracking a package from Amazon.

  29. Claw says:

    Yesterday was National Navajo Code Talkers Day. We need to keep an eye out on these men, as there are only four of them left. They are:

    Peter MacDonald Age 90/91 (enlisted at age 15)
    Thomas H. Begay Age 94/95
    Samuel F. Sandoval Age 96/97
    John Kinsel Sr. Age 98/99

    There were five when we started the New Year, but Joe Vandever Sr. passed on 31 January at age 97.

    Raise a glass in their honor as the few get fewer.

    • Green Thumb says:

      I have met a few back in the day.

      Hardcore, quiet motherfuckers.

      They should have these dudes in a military manual with the definition:


    • SFC D says:

      I dated a young Navajo lady back in 1990. Visited her family on the reservation a couple times, great folks, very accepting of the white Soldier dating their daughter and little sister. All except grandpa, a former code talker. Didn’t like me much. Not because I was white, it was because I wasn’t a Marine.

    • 26Limabeans says:

      Hope they preserve the code (language) forever lest
      it be banned because war bad.
      If anyone deserves a statue it is those guys.
      With an undecipheral message on a scroll for all to ponder.

  30. Combat Historian says:

    A handful of antifa bums actually showed up at the Sturgis bike event today. Of course, they were able to show up and protest only because many cops were there to protect them from the righteous wrath of patriotic bikers. It is indeed ironic that cops are willing to perform their duty to protect a bunch of pathetic scumbags who literally want the cops dead…


  31. Devtun says:

    Pres Trump’s younger brother, Robert, has passed away after an illness. The president visited his brother the day before his death. Sad.

  32. Anonymous says:

    And this (which our media in the tank for Biden wants to avoid like the plague) from England:

    “Barack Obama Reportedly Said: ‘Don’t Underestimate Joe’s Ability to F… Things Up’,” by Nick Alllen, The Telegraph, 16 Aug 2020, https://www.yahoo.com/news/barack-obama-reportedly-said-dont-025732889.html

    Yo Joe!

  33. 26Limabeans says:

    My dad once told me that it is important to be seen voting at the polls.
    The act of showing up in public to cast your vote screams Liberty.
    Despots and tyrants everywhere abhor the sight of you openly gathering
    with your neighbors to choose leaders while remaining secret in your choice.

    In my small town it is a big deal. The ladies lay out a spread of baked goods
    and some just show up to sit there and knit. State your name, get checked off
    and handed a ballot. Drop your marked ballot in the box and the lady will
    pause her knitting to put a “I voted” sticker on your shirt (or forehead if you like).

    Disabled, sick or otherwise unable to show up is understandable and accomadations warranted
    but massive mail in voting is nothing more than a recipe for fraud and a threat to not
    show up in public lest you be identified and targeted for reprisal.
    The left is trying to scare people into staying away from their Liberty and the right to
    redress greivances via the ballot box in person.

    Thanks dad, you were right.