Weekend Open Thread

| January 22, 2021

Know your shapes. The Democrats added a new “shape” to the list, “TrumpVotesGon”. Additional “shapes” that could be in the hopper: “ElectoralCollegegon, gunsgon, conservativesgon, etc. Enjoy your weekend.

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    • TXNorsky says:

      dang… missed it by that much!!!
      Congrats Sarge…

      I was trying for a two peat, but just missed it.

    • KoB says:

      Good Job and Rats of the Kong to your Royal FIRSTNESS Sarge.

    • ChipNASA says:

      And I believe this is a “Second” FIRST for Sarge in the recent past and today.
      I am no Claw, but, whatever, congrits…(I’m hungry for some)
      I need to go to the grocery now.
      Top 5 or 10 or whatever.
      Happy Weekend.

      • Ex-PH2 says:

        Grits? Here’s what you need for good grits:

        Here is everything you need to make the Creamiest Cheese Grits ever:

        Milk – Whole milk is best for creating the creamiest grits.
        Water – Or stock for making savory dinner grits.
        Corn grits – You want old fashioned grits with cornmeal, not those instant grits. White corn grits are traditional in the south.
        Seasonings – Salt, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika.
        Butter – Adds wonderful flavor and creaminess.
        Cheddar cheese – Or your preferred cheese.

        • KoB says:

          AAHEEMM!?!? Where’s the shrimps? And bacon pieces? A certain Aereonautically Designated Squidley Swabbie has posted an outstanding recipe on Monday’s Recipes Thread for Cheesy Grits with Shrimps that would go well this afternoon. ‘Specially since the Earner of the Coveted FIRST (EARNED NEVER AWARDED) on the Friday TAH Weekend Open Thread for today has not offered up any snacks or libations for his (dis)loyal miscreanted d’weeded subjects.

          Looks like a certain someone who is the all time KING OF FIRST, The King of Battle will have to go back to make a spirited attempt to reclaim the Crown just so the Troops will be well fed and hydrated.

          • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

            Everything is better when you add bacon.

            Avocado: “Look at me, I’m good cholesterol!”
            Bacon: *Puts brass knuckles on and beats the shit out of avocado *

        • Ex-PH2 says:

          Ahem: Shrimp and bacon pieces are optional, according to personal taste. My list above is the basic ingredients list for cheesy grits.
          If you want to add shrimp, bacon, chopped ham, chopped anything else, it is a personal choice. 🙂

        • Graybeard says:

          Whelp, in the GB household, Mrs. GB appears to be content with the grits I cook for her 3 days a week:

          (Makes a bowl each for Mrs. GB and me)

          4 rounded tsp Jim Dandy white grits
          1 slice of ham, diced
          1 c water
          1 egg (optional)
          shredded cheddar cheese (optional)

          Boil ham and water, add grits while stirring, reducing heat and stirring for 1 minute. Cover and let set.

          In a cast iron frying pan, warm up oil/grease/ lard and, with fire on very low, cook 1 egg until white is done, yolk is still runny.

          Dip out cooked grits into bowl (or onto plate) sprinkle shredded cheese and/or place egg on top.

          Say grace and dig in.

          Mrs. GB does not like the egg on her grits, so I add a pat of butter to hers. I mix my egg & ham and grits together so the yolk is spread throughout.

          A side of sausage or bacon is welcome – but to keep my old ticker ticking, I’ve had to give that up.

    • Graybeard says:

      I sense a new WOT FIRST-King upon the throne.

      Rule well, Sarge!

    • Mustang Major says:

      Sarge, Congratulations! If I possessed your internet skills. I could get a Covid shot.

      Our county uses a website for scheduling appointments for the Covid vaccination. The county announces a time for making an online shot reservation on their website. (Sort of like getting a seat assignment on Southwest.) I have logged on the second the website is open, and the appointments are gone within seconds. No luck so far.

      Speaking of no luck so far- I should check my Powerball ticket.

  1. TXNorsky says:


  2. Sapper3307 says:

    EXTRA FIRST patriation grade

  3. SFC D says:

    Not first!

  4. SFC D says:

    Here’s a little gift for friday. Some of you Navy types might recognize it.


  5. TXNorsky says:

    Looks like all of us ‘FIRST’s hit the server at nearly the same time. First in, gets the coveted top prize!

    And Sarge won it this time.

  6. Sarge says:

    Now for my 11am pot of covfeve.

  7. Claw says:

    Hmmmmm, am wondering where the commenter ” New guy ” (that tried to get a First two weeks ago at exactly 2:00 pm, but then the comment had to go through the moderation process before it would appear) has went to./s

    • New guy says:

      I was out running some errands. Been lurking for awhile. Had to try last week because I just saw it laying there untouched. Lesson learned, become an established commenter before going for a first. Getting hung up in moderation got me. I figured being a Red Leg would have given me luck on getting in first.

  8. David says:

    Think I am 5th if I discount the multiple posts. If a fifth, let it be of bourbon.

  9. MarineDad61 says:

    Shape of a BIRD.
    Comedy skit about liberal nutjobs from PORTLAND (Oregon).
    “Put a bird on it!”

  10. AW1Ed says:

    Three years.

  11. So some guy walks into a senior center down in Miami which was full of women, so one of the widows goes up to the guy and asks him if he is new here because we haven’t seen him, so the guy says, to tell you the truth Lady, I just got out of prison where I spent 60 years for cutting up my wife into pieces with a hack saw so the lady says: Oh So your single.

  12. Green Thumb says:

    The False Commander “Phony” Phil Monkress (CEO of All-Points Logistics) takes it in the ass.

  13. Dakine says:

    Question for all:

    First of all, I’ve been reading back blogs/posts since before Christmas.

    Is it worth my time/effort to get my “retirement” decoration put on my DD214?

    • SFC D says:

      Don’t know, I never put mine in either.

      • Dakine says:

        Like I stated, what is the point – then I think, somewhere done the line will there be a good reason for descendents?

        • Dakine says:

          Down not done!!

        • Hondo says:

          Your career, so your call. However, I’d argue yes for the following reasons:

          1. Your records are incomplete without it. Someone researching your career later (say, for a family history/book/obit) would have the full story.
          2. Documentation of the award would be in multiple places. Personal records do on occasion get lost or destroyed.
          3. Retirees can end up back on AD under some circumstances, and that would be one less hassle in the event you did end up back on AD.

          If there are any other awards missing (say, a KDSM that you rate but which was for some reason never entered into your official records), IMO getting those added to your records worth doing also. In addition to the above reasons, one of those might qualify you for either Veteran’s Preference or VSO membership if you’re not otherwise already eligible (which I’d guess you probably already are if you’re a recent retiree).

          Minor point: if you go this route, you probably won’t actually get a revised DD214. Instead you’ll almost certainly get a DD215, which is used to amend or correct an existing DD214.

          I had multiple periods of AD during my career (several years of service on Active Duty followed by service in the reserves until retirement). Over half of my DD214s ended up later being amended or corrected by a corresponding DD215.

    • Anonymous says:

      You don’t want folk making a stolen valor claim about you– “Hey, he only had three MSMs in his records when pictures at the Veterans’ Day parade show him wearing four!”

    • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

      Too many MLB HOF’s have passed on in the last year… many of them I remember as a child.

      RIP Hammerin’ Hannk.

  14. Commissioner Wretched says:

    Lousy day … Hank Aaron died. Baseball is my favorite sport, and Aaron was the best home run hitter I ever saw. Barry Bonds isn’t fit to carry Hank’s bat bag. Rest in peace, Hammer.

    Okay, on to the trivia! Thanks for your patience.

    Has a Major League baseball player ever used a fraction as a uniform number?
    By Commissioner Wretched

    There are two ways to look at January, you know.

    One is, you can look on it as the first full month of winter, with cold weather, the chance for snow and ice, and generally gray days.

    Or, you can look on it as bright, cheerful, a new start to a new year, the prospect of spring coming soon, and …

    Yeah, I know which one I choose.

    The best part about any month is, I get to offer you some new trivia, freshly dug up and ready to present!

    You know, if you ever want to drop me a line with your thoughts, you can e-mail me at didyouknowcolumn@gmail.com, and I will promptly answer. So write on!

    Did you know …

    … golf isn’t always a quiet, peaceful game? The game actually carries a rather high risk of injury or death. Among the gremlins that can get you during a game of golf are: lightning, power lines, heart attack, heat stroke, and the occasional freak injury. For example, in one instance, a golfer was so angry about missing a shot that he swung his club at his caddy, killing the poor man; in another, a player enraged by a poor shot broke his club against a tree, and the part that snapped off rebounded and impaled him. (A gentleman’s game? Riiiiiiiight.)

    … it’s actually illegal to remove a bandage from yourself in public in Canada? (You have to cross into the U.S. to take the bandage off, then go back across the border again.)

    … it is illegal in France for a UFO to fly over a vineyard? (Unfortunately for the French, UFOs don’t follow Earth laws.)

    … about 27% of all readers skip ahead to see how a book ends before they finish reading it? (Which kind of defeats the purpose, don’t you think?)

    … the fur of a tiger isn’t the only part of it with stripes? If you shave off the tiger’s striped fur, you find striped skin. (Consistency is a good thing.)

    … it is illegal in Russia to brush your teeth more than twice a day? (No matter how much you may need to!)

    … it’s illegal in Idaho for a snake to bite a human on Sunday, unless it’s snowing? (Snakes know this, right?)

    … a baseball player wore a fraction as a uniform number? Eddie Gaedel (1925-1961), a man who stood only 3 feet 7 inches tall and weighed just 65 pounds, appeared as a pinch hitter for the St. Louis Browns in a game against the Detroit Tigers on August 19, 1951. Gaedel made his initial appearance in the break between games of that day’s doubleheader, popping out of a papier-mache cake celebrating the 50th anniversary of the American League. But Browns owner Bill Veeck (1914-1986), a master showman, had other plans for the diminutive ballplayer. In the bottom of the first inning of the second game, Gaedel was announced as a pinch hitter, and he strode to the plate wearing a Browns uniform with the number 1/8 on the back. Needless to say, the appearance of a little person in a Major League ball game caused more than a few eyebrows to go up. The home plate umpire, Ed Hurley (1908-1969), refused to let Gaedel get into the batter’s box until Browns manager Zack Taylor (1898-1974) showed him a copy of the contract signed between the team and Gaedel. Since the game was on a Sunday, nothing could be done to check the legality of the contract, so Hurley had to let Gaedel come to the plate. Gaedel was under strict orders not to move the bat, and anyway, his strike zone wasn’t much bigger than the baseball itself. Gaedel walked on four pitches and was replaced by a pinch runner. The following day, American League President Will Harridge (1883-1971) declared Gaedel’s contract null and void, and Gaedel’s baseball career was over. Additional trivia note: The Tigers’ pitcher, Bob Cain (1924-1997), and catcher Bob Swift (1915-1966) had a short conference on the mound about how to handle the situation. Between outbursts of laughter, Swift’s only advice to Cain was, “Keep it low.”

    … Albert Einstein was once offered the job of president of Israel? Dr. Einstein (1879-1955) was offered the position in 1952, following the death of the country’s first president, Chaim Weitzmann (1874-1952), even though he was not a citizen of the country. He was flattered and honored, but said he could not accept it. Dr. Einstein claimed he did not have the natural aptitude and experience such a position would require. (A wise man knows his limitations, don’t you think?)

    … a platypus does not have a stomach? Already looking like it was designed by a weird government committee, the Australian mammal – which lays eggs but nurses its young with milk – has a duck’s bill, webbed feet, a tail like a beaver, and the males have spurs like a rooster. But inside, it’s even weirder – the esophagus of a platypus connects directly with its intestines, with no stomach present at all. (Yes, I had the guts to say that.)

    … your allergy to chocolate might not be to chocolate? The Food and Drug Administration allows up to sixty insect pieces per one hundred grams of chocolate, and one of the insects that loves chocolate is the cockroach. Yeah. You may be allergic to cockroaches, not to chocolate. (I can’t stand the little boogers anyway, allergy or no.)

    … the shortest will ever admitted to probate in English was three words long? In 1906, a will was admitted to probate in England which read, “All for mother.” But the shortest ever was only two words – “Vse zene,” Czech for “all to wife.” Karl Tausch (1902-1967) of Hessen, Germany, wrote the words on his bedroom wall as he felt himself dying. (I don’t worry about such things; I don’t have anything to leave behind but bills.)

    Now … you know!

    • KoB says:

      “Barry Bonds is not fit to lick Hank Aaron’s ball bag!” FIFY! RIP Hammer, a True Gentleman and Athlete. You made us proud.

      I shoot golfs in the low 70s…gets any hotter than that, I don’t want to go outside. When you’re shootin’ golfs, make sure you lead them a bit. Windage and elevation are important.

      And on the subject of the Thread? Shapes? I’m working on getting a shape. Round is still a shape…isn’t it?

      Thanks CW…Always look forward to and enjoy your column.

    • ninja says:

      Hank Aaron, our FAVORITE Baseball player, received the COVID 19 Vaccination on 5 January 2021:



    • Hondo says:

      Ah, Eddie Gaedel – courtesy of Bill Veeck, showman par excellence!

      But in all seriousness: that was nowhere near Veeck’s finest moment; showmanship was far from being Veeck’s only interest or skill. As owner of the Cleveland Indians, he was responsible for signing a player named Larry Doby in 1947 and getting him onto the field. That was Veeck’s finest moment.

      Doby is now in the Hall of Fame, but that’s not why his signing was Veeck’s finest moment.

      Doby was the first player to go directly from the Negro Leagues to MLB. His signing broke the “color barrier” in the American League.

      • Commissioner Wretched says:

        Doby’s signing remains the best thing Veeck ever did, but the Gaedel story (and Disco Destruction at Comiskey Park) are far and away the wackiest.

        Gotta love Bill Veeck. (And this is coming from a Cubs fan!)

  15. Sapper3307 says:

    Some GUN Pron for my fellow deviants. XM16A1 SN 1 at rock Island Auction.

  16. Graybeard says:

    PRESENT and unaccountable.

    The prostate doc said “see you in 6 months” – so I’m assuming the PSAs are low/have not increased over the past 6 months.

    #1 son’s broken hands are healing well, but then Eldest Granddaughter hit a deer last night on the way home from a Bible study. (Foggy/rainy and dark through a National Forest has its hazards.) She & Eldest Grandson are fine, the car could be driven home, but…

    We’ve seen the portents of the next 4 years. They ain’t good. The enemy is within the walls.

    Made some of my world-famous bread yesterday. (How “world” is defined may be up to dispute.) Not too bad, but my carb intake has increased.

    God bless each and every one of you miscreants. Have a good week.

  17. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Fiftysomething and Honorary First once again.


  18. Dakine says:

    Like I stated, what is the point – then I think, somewhere done the line will there be a good reason for descendents?

  19. Sapper3307 says:

    Looks like we invaded Syria again.

  20. Sapper3307 says:

    Well, Salon is going after Sen Tom Cotton for calling himself a ranger. Seams like we discussed that.

    • MarineDad61 says:

      Not only Salon.
      It’s all over now.
      >> Sen. Tom Cotton takes heat
      for past claim of Army Ranger status

    • rgr769 says:

      I say fuck all the left wing media scum. None of those cucks and cunts never spent a day in a U.S. military uniform, let alone ever served in a combat zone.

      • MarineDad61 says:

        It’s more than that.
        It appears Cotton claimed Phony Army Ranger
        to get elected to Congress in 2012.
        He apparently got tipped off that
        he’ll get busted (and outed) for lying,
        and so, by 2014, he wasn’t claiming this anymore.

        Stopping Stolen Valor (voluntarily) is good.
        Telling the truth and apologizing is better.
        His spokesperson handled this poorly,
        like a classic phony denier.
        And so, there will be more to this.

        Cotton, meet super phony Blumenthal.

        • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

          Maybe the two of them can get together and form the “Stolen Valor Congressional Caucus”. Their “secret handshake can be the dutch rudder…

        • rgr769 says:

          Well, you show me where Cotton said he served in the 75th infantry. After Ranger school, I considered myself a “Ranger.” I wore a tab that said so two years before I fortuitously ended up in a LRRP company designated “Ranger.”

    • MarineDad61 says:

      Cotton called out by Army Ranger Congressman.

      • rgr769 says:

        I’ll just consider the source: a vile D-rat politician and Progda Salon.

        • MarineDad61 says:

          Are you giving a pass on embellishing military service for gain,
          to win an election,
          because of partisan politics,
          and the party of the offender?
          So it’s bad for members of 1 party to do it,
          but somehow ok for the other?

          • rgr769 says:

            So, by your definition, everyone who belongs to the Army Ranger Assn. but didn’t serve in a 75th Inf. unit is an embellisher. I guess in 1969 and ’70, I was one too. By the way, have you served in the military?

            Well, it looks like you have an agenda on this. I might add I looked up the source for this, Jason Crow. And, IMHO, his motivation is strictly political.

            Show me where Cotton personally claimed he served in the 75th Ranger Regiment.

            • MarineDad61 says:

              I have no political agenda here.
              My agenda here has ALWAYS been
              military phonies and Stolen Valor.
              And when it comes to politicians and candidates
              using it for their personal and political gain,
              I have done what everyone should do,
              treat them all EQUALLY.
              Seek the truth, and condemn the lies.

              For you to question my military service,
              or my (apolitical) agenda,
              for calling out some serious embellishment,
              is really low.
              You know it, too.

              • rgr769 says:

                I didn’t question your military service because I don’t know whether you had any, other than some connection to the Marine Corps. I asked because I was wondering whether you have a Ranger tab or ever served in a Ranger unit. If you have experienced neither, then I think I am a little better qualified than you to judge who is lying or embellishing about his military service insofar as “Ranger” is concerned.

                Tom Cotton is not a “military phony” nor a “phony Army Ranger” as you put in caps on one of your other posts.

                Got Ranger tab? Ever worn the scroll? Even got CIB? I think not. Tom Cotton has two out of those three and never claimed the third (anyway according to Wikipedia; and I am certain their lefty googlegeeks would be working overtime to find one).

                I usually enjoy reading your comments and links because they are mostly accurate, but not when you just amplify false lefty talking points by the Progda, and you expect no blow back.

                Finally, there is no evidence Tom Cotton is a miltary phony; and he has never stolen valor from anyone. In fact, he has more decorations that Jason Crow. And he joined the Army as enlisted and became an OCS commissioned infantry officer, after he was making the bucks as a lawyer, not before, as in the case of Crow.

    • OWB says:

      Nobody gets a pass from us.

      Best scenario is to never make false claims. Never, ever. Yes, it is sometimes easy for others to misinterpret stuff, but to avoid that it is better to just not put out things which can be misinterpreted. (Like those of us who served during Vietnam but did not serve in Vietnam.)

      It is nearly impossible to reverse a false claim once made. So just don’t do it.

      If you will lie about something so easily verified, it can only bring into question every other thing one says or does. Forever.

  21. tshe says:

    What a difference that four years makes!

    2021: “Call for unity.”
    2017: “Not my president.”
    2021: “We must come together as a nation and heal.”
    2017: “Resist.”
    2021: “We must respect the results of the election.”
    2017: “He’s an illegitimate president.”

    • Sapper3307 says:

      2017- “the election has hacked.”
      2021- “the election was perfect.”

      • SFC D says:

        2021- “Salute the Marines”

        • tshe says:

          This may change but so far it is true for me today — I have not heard ONE person say that Biden is not their president.

          If there have been people saying it, I’m thinking it is not many.

          Illustrates a difference in attitude.

          • SFC D says:

            He’s my President. Dammit.

          • MarineDad61 says:

            Troll memes and graphics are turning up on FakeBook,
            on just about every Biden story post,
            but not nearly the numbers of the 2016-2020
            Trump Derangement Syndrome effect.

          • rgr769 says:

            Unfortunately, he is all our President, whether we like it or not. He will have less to do with running things rather than just reading TOTUS and signing whatever they put in front of him.

  22. Sapper3307 says:

    So is Trump gonna run for U.S Senate or Congress as Florida man? Red state and Orange man.

  23. MarineDad61 says:

    Has this been covered here before,
    or discussed?

    • MarineDad61 says:

      >> Trump ally Tom Cotton accused of making misleading claims about military service

      • Ret_25X says:

        I like the “anyone can attend” comment.

        No, Salon, it doesn’t work that way. Almost the entire Army is in a category of “no slots for you”.

        Even in the infantry, a mechanized soldier at Fort Hood has a better shot at Yale enrollment than Ranger School.

        We’ve discussed tabbed vs Ranger Battalion here before, but my own take is that graduating from the school makes you a Ranger. Being in the Battalion makes a Ranger as well, but the Tab is the Tab.

        As for Tom Cotton, if he embellished, let’s call him out. But if this is just partisan hit pieces by those who wouldn’t piss on a veteran, let alone ever serve themselves, then they can piss off.

        • rgr769 says:

          According to Wikipedia, which is influenced if not controlled by the left, Cotton never claimed he served in a 75th Infantry Regiment Ranger unit. He claims he is an Army Ranger by virtue of the school and the tab (he has one). I don’t call that embellishment.

          I might add that there are clerks and support personnel in the Ranger regiment that are considered “Rangers” and they will never make it to Ranger school nor hear a shot fired in anger. Also most of the men who served in the LRRP companies in the RVN are considered “rangers” by the 75th Ranger Regiment Assn. They did not attend Ranger school; and men like my supply/motor sergeant didn’t even attend a recondo course. Cotton is more of a Ranger than they are. Two officers (1LTs) joined my Ranger company; neither had been to Ranger School nor the recondo course in Vietnam. Although, they did come to me from CCN. Well, according to the the 75th Ranger Regiment Assn., they are all Rangers and entitled to join. I might add they would all be ineligible to belong to the Army Ranger Assn. because they are not tabbed.

          I think you should understand who Jason Crow is who started this. He is a first term congressman lawer who advocates for all forms of gun control; he wants to ban “assault weapons.” He is a supporter of late term abortions; he supports impeaching trump. San Fran Nan selected him as one of the house impeachment managers; he will vote for anything she tells him to. He is likely a supporter of the federal voting bill just introduced which will make this country a one-party (D-rat) oligarchy. You all should read it. In addition to mail-in voting and ballot harvesting, it legalizes voting by 16 year-olds and set the stage to making the DC and U.S. Territories states. The D-rats are about to destroy our representative republic. And we are wasting brain cells talking about semantics of who is and isn’t a “ranger.”

  24. C2Show says:

    Besig, its over bro. Stop crying and move on. Stop embarrassing this website with your constant tears.

    We all have lives, we must move forward. Okay?

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      You wanted Biden, you own the damage.

      • C2Show says:

        Whoever is president, is president. Sorry, this has nothing to do with “owning” anything.

        Sure you guys mocked Hillary fanclub. Now someone mocks Trump fanclub it’s armageddon…endless cycle, huh?

        Time to move on.

    • Hondo says:

      You mean just like most of the opposition did after early Nov 2016?

      • C2Show says:

        And like most people are doing now. President is the president. Not much you can do besides whine and complain.

      • C2Show says:

        Yeah both sides are are ridiculous. Sure russian hacks and now voter fraud.

        Crying at this point does what exactly?

        Nice accumptions by you guys, because someone tells you to move on. I guess that means poster is Biden fan?

        • Ret_25X says:

          No “Russian Hacks”..but definitely fraud.

          Every election.

          In every jurisdiction.

          I mean, voter fraud is so commonplace in the elections that it has been a running joke since the 1830s.

          As for Presidents, yes, Biden holds the office. But that does not mean we hold any responsibility for his actions. I know that the coastal elite tribe think there can be no legitimate ideas other than their own, but that just makes them idiots, not woke.

          After all, in his first two days he took action to prevent insulin price controls and effectively laid off more than 500k workers. He also lied about the immunization plan and had to be corrected by none other than the high priest of COVID, Fauci.

          But, that is how the DNC works. The left hates workers and anyone who doesn’t toe their line.

          It’s the Dumbkopf strategy in action.

  25. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    Oh look! Suddenly mail-in ballots are un-safe and an obstacle to an honest election.

    In regards to unions and Amazon. Hm.


  26. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    Perhaps Biden will start a new war

    With Native Americans!



    “Your order is a direct attack on our economy, sovereignty, and our right to self-determination. “

    • SFC D says:

      Joey can just appoint Elizabeth Warren as ambassador to the Native American nations.

    • Ret_25X says:

      doesn’t need to…already sending more troops to Syria…

      I mean, who doesn’t love a good civil war to pay off those cronies?

      Why would we ever want a President who actual attempts to end or prevent military adventures?

      • 11B-Mailclerk says:

        I had predicted Syria, hoping to be wrong.

        I also predicted Mexico, hoping to be wrong. It is only a matter of time before some Cartel sicarios do something so appalling even the MSM cheer squad has to shriek, and some Good Idea Fairy (or CCP stooge) whispers “intervention” in someone’s ear. We shall see.

        A war with one or more Tribes? It’s 2021, the year that said to 2020 “Oh yeah? Hold my eggnog!” Operation Enduring Clusterfuck, year 2.