Weekend Open Thread

| May 14, 2021

The side of the argument that has issues with Bibles and prayer in school? This is the same side of the argument that is open to pushing LGBT related topics to the same audience. Enjoy your weekend.  

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  1. KoB says:


    • ninja says:

      Yes you are…


      And don’t forget those magic abbreviations:



      • KoB says:

        Spank you, Spank you veruh much! His Blessing be upon my all time favorite ninja, adorable deplorable.

        Only about 14 some odd weeks til Kick off! And 26 some odd weeks till the (GO) Army Mules kicks the (BEAT) Navy Goat right back into their “locker”.


        ps…don’t tell anybody, but the Family Re-Union Food Fest Orgy will be the FIRST Weekend in June here at Fire Base Magnolia. Should I be a little rascal and post the tentative proposed menu of Southern Dishes? Y’all need to sneak out behind enemy lines and break bread with us.

        • Skyjumper says:

          Yah know KoB, my Georgia Peach DIL (she’s 28 & a real sweetheart)is heading your way to visit her Mom & grannie at Warner Robbins darn near close to that time.

          I have half a mind (dunno what happened to the other half)to send her your way to fill up a take-out pic-a-nic basket to bring back home here up north.

          But then I think of what a silver tongued old fox you are…..(grin)

          Enjoy the throne, K0B.

          • KoB says:

            She’s from/coming to War Town? Honey Hush. I can’t hit there with a rock but I can dang shore reach it with a 155 or an 8 incher. Lots of Aerial Artillery Platforms use Fire Base Magnolia AND COP CRC Timber Ranch to line up for final approach to Robins. It may be 16 air miles from here.

            You know, with your half a mind and my half a mind, 2 halves make a hole…in one. Whatcha needs to do is just tag along with her, I’ll snag you at the Groome Transport in Maconga or WR. While the Ladies are spending the money we can be drinking beverages and swapping lies. I would even be open to trading chicken & dumplin’s, cornbread dressing, baked ham, cat headed biskets, and peach cobbler for some of your brewed coffee and that good cheese y’all got. At the very least, I’d be proud to send that Child back to Frozisconsin with a “totin’ privileges” basket.

            “Silver tongued old fox…” Why, I nevah…well…hardly evah…maybe oncet in awhile…OK, yeah, you got me nailed…guilty as charged. Tho they usually say Devil ‘stead of fox. Howsomever, I do believe that, in this case, the Crown of that Title would have to go to your chip off the ol’ block of cheese boy of yorn. HE’s the one that come down heah, and courted and wooed and charmed that Little Georgia Peach with his ways right outa her fuzz. We know how them yanky boys are. Onlyest reason they want to come to God’s Country is to find a real woman…that is drop dead gorgeous…and cooks too. Whyinhell you think Old ‘Cump Sherman hisownself wanted Command of The Army of The Tennessee. Sam Grant; “Bill, you want to come with me to VA and take on Bob Lee, or do you want to go after Bragg?” The Devil Incarnate; “I tell you Grant, you can have at Marse Robert, there’s a little gal down in Georgia I’ve a hankering to see again. Not sure if she’s in Atlanta, Madison, Augusta, or maybe Savannah, but I’ll keep marching til I find her!” He used houses and barns as torches looking for her in the dark. Chased all the way up into the Caralakys hunting her down. He give up the chase in Bentonville NC when he learnt she had eloped with a Corporal. From what I understand, that elopement was the beginnings of the Celebrated/Mythical E-4 Mafia.

            Hmmm…BTW, what’s DiL’s Mom and Grannies working with? I might want to go calling on them my ownself. 😛 You do know that them Southern Belles come by their good looks from their gene pool? That cooking part? That’s a gift from God Himself. 😀 😉

    • Graybeard says:

      Looked away for a few minutes and BAM!

      Rats of the Cong brother!

  2. The Stranger says:


  3. Sea Dragon says:


  4. SFC D says:


  5. Hack Stone says:

    Damn!!! Hack stone was all set. He finished his week at about 14:40 Eastern. All set, refreshing the page, then one of you Adorable Deplorables had a Dell Warranty Service Tech call Hack about a pending repair in St. Louis. Hack Had to fire up up his work issued computer to get the contact for the person needing repairs, then the Dell guy was jaw jacking and would not hang up. Hack finally gets the guy to hang up, only to discover that KoB colluded with the Russian to steal the First Post Of Weekend Open Thread from Hack. Hack has lawyers from Bernath & Associates on standby, ready to file a court injunction to prevent KoB from stealing the title.

    • Commissioner Wretched says:

      Ah, the firm of Bernath and Associates. Somewhat less reputable than the great firm Dewey, Cheatem, and Howe.

      • Hack Stone says:

        Daniel Bernath was inspired by Will Rogers, but with Bernath, it was that he never met a man he didn’t sue.

  6. KoB says:

    Finally got a semi crowd to gather. I let it sit there for a bit bit and even (as you may notice) questioned where I’d hit it or not. Unlike IDC SARC, I don’t hit everything.

    Muh trigga finger has been a little itchy of late, but this just goes to show that The King of Battle, THE KING of FIRST has still got it and can call down a successful Time On Target, Fire for Effect FIRE MISSION, FIRE MISSION, FIRE MISSION at any point during the TAH Friday Weekend Open Thread and reclaim, for the (GO) Army, the Coveted EARNED NEVER AWARDED FIRST!

    Ther Bar is open Ladies and Gentlemen, drinks on The Gun Bunny. There’s also smoked porked beast ribs, porked beast loin for sammiches, Ice Cold Yuengling, Top Shelf Whiskey, chocolate cake with Ice Cream, and some Homemade Cookies for all of my most Loyal Miscreanted D’Weeds and the Adorable Deplorables. The Smoking Lamp is Lit. All brought to you by the 5th Bn/77th FA, the FIRST Bn/333rd FA, and Det C, FIRST MI Bn.

    “Blessed be the Children that Come Unto Him”

    • ChipNASA says:

      I’m second at First I believe.
      SO, I’m the FIRST Bitch, I suppose.
      “REPORTING FOR DUTY, SIR!!!” (“Don’t call me “SIR”, fuckbucket, I WORK FOR A LIVING!!”)


      “Present..(Present) ARMS!!!!


      ORDER (Order)ARMS!!!

      At Ease.

      I’ll be in the area all weekend.
      I’m stuck back at the “200K Veterans’ Medical Records May Have Been Stolen” thread.
      I had like 3 hours of meetings this afternoon.
      At least I had plenty of snacks and tea.

  7. Graybeard says:

    FIRST in the Hearts and Minds of my grandchildren (and a few others.)

    Now – back to weeding the garden. With a lot of rain and a part-time job the grass is getting way ahead of me here.

  8. Roh-Dog says:

    8nd and superstraightest.
    Have a great weekend y’all!

  9. Anonymous says:

    It’s always okay when Leftists do it…

  10. Sapper3307 says:

    Poker run in the morning,, bikes and vests.

  11. Commissioner Wretched says:

    Well, having missed out on the coveted FIRST but seeing that it returns to the King of Battle, I think all may yet be right with the world. To speed things along that way, here’s this week’s trivia column, to enjoy, comment on, whatever makes you happy.

    Who was the now-forgotten fourth member of the “Rice Krispies” character team?
    By Commissioner Wretched

    I was thinking about Al Jolson recently. (The younger readers are immediately going to ask, “Who is Al Jolson?” To which I reply, “Look him up. Don’t expect me to have all the answers for you.”)

    Since May has now arrived, I was thinking of Jolson’s version of the song, “April Showers.” You know, the one with the lyrics:

    “Though April showers
    “May come your way,
    “They bring the flowers
    “That bloom in May …”

    April showers – check. Let’s go look at the May flowers!

    While we’re at it, let’s look at some newly created trivia, just for you!

    Did you know …

    … every hour, about 180 million new red blood cells enter your bloodstream? Red blood cells are little more than hollow encasements, to tell you the truth. Before they are released from the bone marrow, where they are created, most of the red blood cell’s internal structure is ejected. That leaves the well-known disc shape, perfect for carrying oxygen – and a small amount of carbon dioxide – through your body. (What I want to know is, who counts them?)

    … the lifespan of the average firefly is only seven days? During that time, they are most busy trying to find a mate. (Aren’t we all.)

    … in most American states, a wedding ring is exempt by law from being included in the assets of a person during a bankruptcy? This means that, no matter how much money is owed, creditors cannot seize wedding rings in bankruptcy proceedings. The value of the ring is immaterial; whether worth millions or just out of a box of Cracker Jack, the ring is off limits. (Kind of makes you wonder which states allow the ring to be seized, doesn’t it?)

    … a human eyebrow typically has about 250 hairs per eyebrow? A never-plucked eyebrow can have up to 1,100. (Again, who is spending their time counting these things?)

    … a 2016 gathering in Chicago was one of the largest in human history? The celebration parade for the Chicago Cubs’ winning of the 2016 World Series had an estimated attendance of five million people. This places it seventh on the AP News listing of gatherings of people throughout human history. (Oh, to have been there…)

    … the Rice Krispies character team once had four members? Most people know about Snap, Crackle, and Pop, but have you ever heard of the fourth member, Pow? Probably not. While the cereal itself has been around since 1928 and was marketed on the radio for the sounds it made when milk was added, the elf-like characters of Snap, Crackle, and Pop were not created until 1933 for the packaging of the cereal. In 1955, with the burgeoning of television, the Kellogg’s advertising department tried to add a fourth brother elf, Pow. Pow was a spaceman who would glide in on a hovercraft in television commercials during the “Howdy Doody” show, exuding “the power of whole grain rice.” Pow made appearances in at least two commercials for Rice Krispies, and his character was totally different from the other three. Pow never spoke, just pointed at things, and the voiceover for the commercial explained who he was supposed to be. So what happened to Pow? Nobody is sure. The character was added because it was “cool” to have space-related things in advertising in the 1950s, and deleted because there didn’t seem to be much of a reason for him to be there at all. Additional trivia note: Before Snap, Crackle and Pop appeared on television commercials, the cereal was advertised by cartoon character Woody Woodpecker. (I think Pow was deleted because “Snap, Crackle, Pop, Pow” is hard to work into a jingle, myself.)

    … a famous author invented a board game? Mark Twain (born Samuel Clemens, 1835-1910) created a board game he called “Mark Twain’s Memory Builder: A Game for Acquiring and Retaining All Sorts of Facts and Dates.” The game was pretty much a flop, because the instructions – written by Twain – were too complicated. (It’s like a combination of income tax forms and logarithms – neither of which are fun to me.)

    … a toymaker once sued a musical group over a song? In 1997, the musical group Aqua recorded the song “Barbie Girl.” In 2000, Mattel, the toy company that makes the Barbie™ doll, sued the group for trademark infringement. The judge hearing the case tossed it out of court, telling Mattel’s attorneys, “Chill.”

    … Hondas and Toyotas are the most frequently stolen passenger cars? Because they have parts that can be readily interchanged between model years with no problem, thieves love them. (I drive a Toyota … hey …)

    … your average caterpillar has 248 muscles in its head? (Not much else, I’m afraid to say.)

    … you may be suffering from clinophobia? If you are, I wonder how you sleep at night – clinophobia is the irrational fear of going to bed or falling asleep. (Stay awake long enough and the phobia takes care of itself.)

    … you can send an e-mail to a tree? In 2013, the city of Melbourne, Australia, assigned 70,000 trees e-mail addresses so the public could report problems with the tree. You know, things like dangerous branches and the like. The trees received e-mails from all over the world, but people have been sending love letters, among other things, instead of information about the trees. (It wood be terrible to get a lumbering response, don’t you think? I’ll show myself out.)

    Now … you know!

    • David says:

      Having just read “A Connecticut Yankee” for probably the 20th time, Twain writing long incomprehensible instructions fails to shock me. Here’s to Sir Boss!

    • Hack Stone says:

      Fortunately, Pow was able to bounce back and continue his career in the entertainment industry. In 1966, he was cast in a recurring role as a sound effect for the television series Batman.

  12. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Twenty-sump’n and Honorary First once again.


  13. Hack Stone says:

    This weekend is the anniversary of the USS Mayaguez Incident. Considered the last battle of the Vietnam War.


    • rgr769 says:

      Just another risk averse 0bama general covering his ass. Those shooties (black rifles) are scary and someone could get hurt with one. In a few years we will have the warrior ethos of the Italian Army in WWII.

    • rgr769 says:

      Welp, it is Commiefornia and the Antifastani is a “medic.” So, I think we can narrow the field. The only question is whether he is political “officer material.”

  14. OWB says:

    Late, but it is still the weekend, right????