Weekend Open Thread

| July 30, 2021

So how about those audits? If the Presidential Election were as “honest” and “legitimate” as many leftists insinuate, the Democrats would not be fighting against these audits. Nope, they’d jump at the opportunity to have stronger evidence to support their claims. Enjoy your weekend! 

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Hack Stone

In the name of Elaine Ricci, Hack Stone claims First Post for The This Ain’t Hell Weekend Open Thread on this date, July 30, 2021, also known as St. Frank Stallone Day, the patron saint of those doomed to live in the shadow of their more successful, but less talented older brother.

In the spirit of St. Frank Stallone Day, Hack Stone wishes that all of you who have lived under the scourge of an older sibling that your Mother held sufficient sway over her children that she made the older children include their siblings in whatever field of work they were in, regardless of level of talent.

And let’s not forget, Phil Monkress of All Points Logistics who self identifies as a US Navy SEAL will be working balls this weekend in various locations throughout Florida. Please consult your local truck stop men’s room stall for day and time near you.

Hack Stone

Hack Stone owes first post pole position to the Red Hat Software provided by the proud but humble woman owned business that sells software to the federal government formerly located in Bethesda Maryland. This one’s for you, Elaine.

Graybeard

Rats o’the Cong t’ya, Hack

Roh-Dog

Hack, congrats.
Good luck with the rabble. If you’re going to attempt ‘leading’ these DW and DWettes, do yourself a solid.
Hire a food taster.

Hack Stone

To help you get in the spirit of St. Frank Stallone Day.

A Proud Infidel®™

I couldn’t help but wonder if that old worn-out Jag I saw on a flatbed tow truck the other day wasn’t a Company Car for that outfit you work for Hack Stone!

ChipNASA

HOly ELVIS/The LOCHNESS Monster/UFOs/Bigfoot lookie at THIS SHIT!!
YEAH BABY, YEAH HACK STONE RULES!!!
(Phil Monkress still works fleet quantity number of balls and Jeffery Epstein still didn’t kill himself. Thank You.)
Also, FUCK YA’ALL!!!
(I was out playing with guns…well, doing technical stuff, modifications and build training learning stuff, sorry, no PEW PEWs today)
Happy Friday.
Chimp

Fyrfighter

“Happy Friday.
Chimp”

Not sure if that was a Freudian slip, or self reflection, but either way, I laughed!

ChipNASA

It was on purpose. I do that sometimes.
Just as a goof.
Chip/Chimp/Crimp/Chipper/Chump/Crump/Crap/Dickweed/Dude/Bitch/Motherfucker/Fucktard. yeah I wear many hats and answer to a lot.

Green Thumb

Great shout to the False Commander “Phony” Phil Monkress (CEO of All-Points Logistics) and his ball-working skills of which he uses to rip off the United States government and ultimately the American Taxpayer as he procures government contracts based upon his highly dubious and potentially felonious Native American, Navy SEAL and Law Enforcement claims.

Commissioner Wretched

First!

Commissioner Wretched

Well, drat.

Hack Stone

Foiled again.

Commissioner Wretched

Curses!

Slow Joe

Fuck this game!

SFC D

Negative, Joe. This game fucks you.

Oh yeah. Present!

Slow Joe

I refreshed this screen for a gazillion times to not avail.

I wasted one hour of my life trying to score. I can keep wailing for another hour about how “unfair” this game is.

Where’s my participation trophy?
Equal outcome or peaceful protest!

AW1Ed

A happy soldier is a bitching soldier.

Roh-Dog

There is an exception to every rule.
Ask me how I know.

Mason

You had a happy soldier that didn’t gripe?

Sparks

AW1Ed, I remember the first time I heard that. 1970

AW1Ed

I first heard the nautical version, but the universal law doubtless predates King Leonidas at Thermopylae.

Hack Stone

Not everyone has quality internet access. It doesn’t seem fair that same names keep appearing as First Comment for TAH Weekend Open Thread, And finally someone is planning do something about. To address the issue of “Internet Access Privilege”, Congressperson Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, affectionately known around here as the girl with Marty Feldman eyes, is proposing legislation to fundamentally change the way that comments are posted to better reflect the strength of diversity that People Of Color, those being Brown or Black but not Asian for some reason, can bring to this blog. When was the last time that an LBGQTRSVP was granted the title of First Comment? Never! The inherent racism of those who frequent this site needs to be checked, then, and only then, will we will have true diversity of Brown and Black People (but no Asians or Whites).

Roh-Dog

That bag-o-fetid-nuts is a hoot. Saw a meme with her mouth agape and joyously smiling, caption:

“The only waitress in history who brings nothing to the table.”

I do not understand her function. If its to run the Dimorats to the left they could have used a real working class individual. But then again, the Dims have proven they’ll swallow anything… (i just want to type it again) like fetid nuts.

A Proud Infidel®™

I heard that Congressperson Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took an IQ Test and it came back Negative.

Berliner

Sparks

What a true genius he was. /sarc/

Hack Stone

Truly inspiring.

Commissioner Wretched

Remove this one, please

Commissioner Wretched

Since I didn’t make the coveted FIRST, and Hack Stone beat me out by mere tenths of a second, I salute him on his achievement … and leave for all this week’s trivia. Enjoy! DID YOU KNOW…? Did a man survive having an iron rod blasted through his head in 1848? By Commissioner Wretched An old saying states, “May you live in interesting times.” Was it meant as a curse? I’m not sure. I do know, however, that we’re definitely living in interesting times right now. So much is happening, and so much information is available about it – not all of it accurate information, mind you, but it’s available. So perhaps an escape is needed from these “interesting times.” It’s my joy to provide a brief one for you each week, or at the very least another meaning for the saying, right here in this column. The trivia is interesting, and the time you spend reading it is well spent. So, enjoy! Did you know … … a famous Roman leader was very vain? Julius Caesar (100 BC-44 BC) was very self-conscious about his appearance, especially his receding hairline. (So am I, Julie baby, so am I.) … a prop in a movie almost started a war? During the filming of “Star Wars: A New Hope” in Tunisia in 1976, director George Lucas (born 1944) was asked to move the Jawa Sandcrawler vehicle prop away from the Tunisia-Libya border, where the scenes involving it were being filmed. Libya had… Read more »

Slow Joe

I thought a Motel was a hotel no more than two storey high….

A Proud Infidel®™

The word “MOTEL” came from the combination of Motor + Hotel after highway travel became mainstream. Once National and later Interstate Highways came into being, people were no longer captive to having to travel via the railroads, they were able to take road trips completely independent of any other entities’ scheduling.

26Limabeans

The No Tell Motel was favorite.

KoB

When the supplied linky didn’t work, you got the Kurious Kitty Kat in me awoke, so I did a Google Foo to find the story SFC D. Here’s a working linky to it, for the ones bold or drunk enough to look.

https://www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/my-stay-at-the-no-tel-motel/Content?oid=1074415

Slow Joe

I thought exploring caves in military parlance meant…you know, diving in, as in jumping into/between a lady’s legs.

SFC D

Only if the word “diving” is preceded by the word “muff”.

Only Army Mom

Slight correction, Oh Wizard of Wonder –

Phineas Gage is well known to every student of psychology. Because of him, our research and understandings of personality, memory, impulse control and emotion were hugely impacted, where before they paled in comparison. I mean, there were huge holes in our theories that were for the first time proven to be filled with more than air.

The oft over-looked long-term effect were to change Phineas from a generally mild mannered, good natured soul into someone prone to fits of rage and an explosive temper. As he aged, these changes in personality became more pronounced and in essence became his new baseline personality.

Only Army Mom

…and one other minor quibble. Ancient Greeks had it wrong, we don’t turn into vampires. We have no soul while living, hence why we suck the soul out of others while living.

Roh-Dog

I’ve dated red heads. This checks out. -pulls a large slug from the whiskey with a dead behind the eye stare-

Only Army Mom

-grabs bottle, downs a double slug and hands it back with a smile that questions his manhood and answers why he’s drinking to begin with –

That is how a redhead does it.

Roh-Dog

Not helping the stigma associated with your phenotype. Devils all.

KoB

And you sometimes wonder why we love you OAM. I ain’t skeered! Bring it!

Finished my escort duty to the little big town and made a provision run to the K Roger. Yard bird mammary glands for .88 a #, a deal on fur baby treats, and some misc pieces and parts. Friday is not my preferred day for any of that shopping or going to the little big town, but the Southern DNA will not allow any Lady Friend to make that journey without somebody to ride shotgun.

98F with a heat index of 105. Pass me over that thar jug. This is what I would prefer to be doing.

Hatchet

My Mom was a red head and yeah..that was pretty much her attitude – ‘That’s how a red head does it’.

Thunderstixx

I am deathly allergic to Lady Redheads, Strawberry Blondes or any other female with the slightest bit of red in her personality/physical makeup.
That doesn’t mean I don’t like them, quite the opposite.
I simply turn into an idiot whenever I get involved with one…
I lose all my money, I chase them all over Hell’s Half Acre, I can’t sleep for days on end and end up dead broke, in tears and wondering just how I actually thought, “This time, it will be different”…..
Einstein defined insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”…..
The Redheads, are one Hell of a ride though !!!

Roh-Dog

I went cold turkey awhile back and have considered hypnosis.
Not sure if there a 12 step program for the affliction, you sound like the guy to start one!
“Hello, my name is Roh-Dog, I’m a recovering Redoholic and a friend of Stixx”.

Commissioner Wretched

I dated a redhead once.

Once.

🙂

Commissioner Wretched

I did know that about Gage … but the story about his surviving the wound was the prime focus of the piece, and (weasel words alert) I did say he made an “almost complete” recovery. The personality change he went through was gradual and over time, but I was speaking primarily of his physical recovery.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

(Seriously, good call, OAM … the real reason I didn’t include Gage’s personality change was simply column space.)

Roh-Dog

And the combining of two tasteies is a manage à teau.

A Proud Infidel®™

It’s been said that in Egypt when a man decides to divorce his wife, he only has to say the words “I divorce you” three times.

rgr769

That is straight up Sharia Law in Muzzieland.

A Proud Infidel®™️

No surprise to me, the Wife is also considered to be the property of the Husband in that Godforsaken part of the world!

rgr769

The husband has to walk out into public and recite the phrase three times for it to have full effect. Not so easy for the wife to get a divorce.

Graybeard

4th

Graybeard

Sorta back in action.
Last week AT&T’s internet “service” was out for 6, 7 days straight in the GB AO, while they waited for a part.
Just learned that Navy nephew is on terminal leave, FIRST time I’ve gotten to see him in ages. He and Navy brother are in the GB AO, getting to spend some time in the Promised Land.
Sadly, #1 son’s boys have got the Chinese virus. They’re staying home and away from Grandma & Grandpa GB (and every one else).
Y’all have a great weekend.
(Tried to send something like this from my hand-held AT&T device… never worked. Pffffttt)

Mustang Major

Not even close to first, but…. This weekend marks my thirtieth anniversary of retiring from the army. I just followed my dad’s advice of “do twenty and get the hell out.”

Claw

We’re fairly close together. My thirtieth anniversary of retiring from the Army comes with close of business on 31 December of this year.

Just went down to Pocatello day before yesterday to the National Guard FA Brigade Headquarters and got Mrs. Claw her forever INDEF/no expiration date status family member ID card. So now we’re both good to go with forever cards.

Claw

Oh, and as an added bonus to that 30th anniversary mark is that Big Army will stop the $16.30 a month deduction for the basic SBP (Survivor Benefit Plan).

So, Wahoo, a double pay raise starting next year.

Slow Joe

Can we have a thread comparing stolen valor to those UFO speculators?

The reasons for lying seem the same.

The differences I have noticed is that some people get suckered into the UFO phenomena with good intentions, in many cases after seeing some lights in the sky they cannot explain, but that can be easily explained after researching a little bit about things like camera effects, ball lightning, etc.

The other difference is that with stolen valor we can always get the service records of fakers and prove beyond a doubt they are fakers, but with UFO the charlatans run free and people take them at face value, since there is no way to verify their claims.

A Proud Infidel®™

To me, it’s just more fun to give them shit, I like saying that MAYBE they DID get abducted and got anal probed to the point where they suffered brain damage. NO SHIT, one such character i said that to suddenly went into a lengthy explanation of how the supposed space aliens don’t do anal probes and how they probe through the bellybutton, they’re sometimes an interesting cult to look at just to satisfy curiosity, and if we’re wrong then oh well, I guess we’ll just end up being Space Janitors at some cyber-brothel on Bofrom 6!

Roh-Dog

On the slate of tasks at Patrol Base Miller Lite:
-Putting another 35# of rice in mylar with O2 grabber, and 5 gal bucket
-upping coffee stores for additional 6 months (Brazil got hammered by a frost and the solar activity is playing hell with weather patterns. Hey Californistan, got water?)
-harvest all remaining po’tates, planting fall crop in their place
-fishing
-beer
-reading Federalist 68: The Mode of Electing the President (Hamilton)
Last, but not least
-giving the middle finger to the man

Have a GREAT WEEKEND Y’ALL!!!

Fyrfighter

And when “she” blows away the rest of the field, I’m sure the praise will increase.. meanwhile, all the actual women in the “competition” will get screwed over…

Mason

Caitlyn Jenner should have tried out for the this year’s decathlon. Even at his age I think he could beat the women’s field. So brave. #NotAllWomenHaveTesticles

Mason

“Everyone agrees that trans women are women,” said IOC medical and science director Dr. Richard Budgett.

Seems an odd statement coming from someone who is the “Medical and Science Director”. There’s at least three things wrong with his seven word sentence.

A Proud Infidel®™

Thirty-sump’n and Honorary First once again.

((((OVER))))

Sparks

40ith

ninja

UPDATE To The Story: “Sailor Charged with Arson in Bonhomme Richard Fire Claims Innocence, Lawyer Says” https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/07/30/sailor-charged-arson-bonhomme-richard-fire-claims-innocence-lawyer-says.html “A junior sailor charged with arson in connection with the fire aboard the Bonhomme Richard last summer insists that he’s innocent and is currently out of jail ahead of a trial, his attorney told Military.com.” “On Thursday, the Navy announced that it had charged a sailor in connection with the conflagration that began July 12, 2020, in the ship’s “Deep V” lower cargo hold. The blaze lasted for four days and burned at more than 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit. The incident is considered the Navy’s worst U.S. warship fire outside of combat in recent history.” “Although the Navy has not publicly named the sailor, Cmdr. Sean Robertson, spokesman for the Navy’s Third Fleet based in San Diego, told Military.com on Friday that the male sailor, an E-2, is facing charges under Article 110, wrongful hazarding of a vessel, and Article 126, aggravated arson, of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.” “Gary Barthel, the defense attorney for the accused sailor, said that his “client is adamant that he’s not guilty of anything that he’s been charged with.” “He maintains his innocence,” he added.” “The sailor is not currently locked in the brig, the attorney said.” “He’s currently performing his duties on a daily basis,” Barthel said, explaining that the accused arsonist is on shore duty, stationed with an amphibious squadron command in San Diego.” “To my knowledge, there’s no reason and there’s no intent on… Read more »

Hatchet

Whoa… Truly sux to be that Sailor. Poor bugger, bet you could fry an egg on forehead 👀

Roh-Dog

Of f king course they drop this crap on friday afternoon!

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/30/cdc-study-shows-74percent-of-people-infected-in-massachusetts-covid-outbreak-were-fully-vaccinated.html

In addition to that great headline, “A CDC document that was reviewed by CNBC warned that the delta variant sweeping across the country is as contagious as chickenpox, has a longer transmission window than the original Covid strain and may make older people sicker, even if they’ve been fully vaccinated.”

When are we all going to admit to each other, this whole thing, cases, tests, the Genetic Code Injections, shutdowns, lockdowns, mask-ups are 100% bunk, jusck, flimflam BULLSHIT!

Natural immunity or bust!

Roh-Dog

jusck=junk

I swear i typed it correctly. Otto cormorant has bean act ting strange lee…

The point stands, the shot is shit. I major concern is they’ll make an even bigger push for this GCI with very limited efficacy.

SFC D

That report minimized the fact that out of that 74%, 4 people were hospitalized, total deaths were…zero.

Roh-Dog

Right! And this is Barnstable County, aka Cape Cod. The Cape’s population increases 8 fold during the summer (I believe? That stat is from my Certified Public Accountant father, the depository of all useless information under the sun), so a situation where people from all over are going to a location not designed to hold them,i.e.reduction in personal distancing.

I went to Sagamore 2 weeks ago, no masks (maybe a few, def not mandatory), no temp checks, distance controls. It was kinda nice.

The income levels on the Cape tend to be higher than average. I wonder if theres a data set to have between income and serious infection rates. People with higher incomes tend to; smoke less, have access to better heath care, eat better, lower rates of obesity, less stress…

Also, there is no real hospitals on Cape, only clinics. Maybe its the hospitals that are causing the serous cases/deaths?

(half kidding, post hoc, ergo propter hoc)

Devtun

Sleepy Creepy Joe say ‘my butt’s been wiped’? Nah, Joey never says off the wall shit.

ninja

“MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell — Tucker Carlson’s Biggest Sponsor — Says He’s Pulling Ads From Fox News Because It Won’t Air His Commercial About An Election-Fraud Symposium”

https://www.insider.com/tucker-carlson-biggest-sponsor-mypillow-ceo-pulls-ads-fox-news-2021-7

“MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, one of Fox News’ biggest sponsors, says he is pulling his ads “immediately and indefinitely” from the network.”

“In an interview with Brannon Howse of Worldview Weekend TV on Thursday, Lindell said he made the decision because Fox News refused to run a commercial for a symposium he said would prove his voter-fraud claims involving the 2020 election.”

“Lindell said his commercial would not have mentioned his claims of voter fraud, The Wall Street Journal reported.”

“His withdrawal from Fox News would be a blow to the network, which counted MyPillow as one of its biggest commercial sponsors.”

“It’s unfortunate Mr. Lindell has chosen to pause his commercial time on Fox News given the level of success he’s experienced in building his brand through advertising on the number-one cable-news network,” the network said in a statement to The Journal.”

“Lindell said his company spent almost $50 million on Fox News ads last year and dished out $19 million for spots this year, per The Journal.”

“MyPillow has also been the Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s biggest advertiser after several sponsors, including IHOP and Voya Financial, dropped spots from his show “Tucker Carlson Tonight” in 2018.”

“Shame on you, Fox! Go to Frankspeech.com,” Lindell wrote on his Facebook page on Friday, with a link to the Journal report.”

AW1Ed

If there is a bright spot in the entire election debacle, it’s ending Lindell’s My Pillow ads.

rgr769

I’m tired of the ads, as well; but his pillows are the best pillows I have ever slept on. I won’t take a road trip without one. I never have to experience another motel pillow again.

ninja

“White House Walks Back Previous Statement On Possibility Of New COVID Lockdowns”

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/white-house-walks-statement-covid-lockdowns

“White House official pointed Fox News to a pair of tweets by Jean-Pierre on Thursday evening claiming the administration is actually not considering lockdowns — even though it said lockdowns remained on the table during the daily briefing earlier in the day.”

“To be clear, here is what [President Biden] said this week: ‘more vaccinations and mask wearing in the areas most impacted by the Delta variant will enable us to avoid the kind of lockdowns, shutdowns, school closures, and disruptions we faced in 2020….We are not going back to that,’” Jean-Pierre wrote on Twitter.”

“We will not be going back into lockdowns. Why? Because we now have the tools to put this virus behind us,” she continued. “The science says the vaccines work – including against the Delta variant. We urge Americans to get vaccinated.”

Roh-Dog

“The science says the vaccines work – including against the Delta variant.”*

*accept in Barnstable County MA or if you’re elderly, or young, have hemoglobin, your middle name has a vowel….

My state is recommending (maybe mandating) masks again. The Daily Test Positivity rate is <3%, or 3% of nothing as there is 116 "Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19".

DONE, JOE!

https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/COVID-19-Data-Tracker

A Proud Infidel®™

THE SAME people who tell us that masks work are the same ones who screech that Epstein actually killed himself.

Roh-Dog

““We’re in this together”, unless you refuse to do what we tell you to do, without any proof that our mandates work” —The Leftists

Jeffie is alive, staying in Big Mike and Barry’s Indonesia bathhouse-turned-home. Prove me wrong.

Sapper3307

Sapper3307

Buyers remorse?

A Proud Infidel®™

Very likely.

David

FIRST!! place I stopped after coming in from reassembling the MG. En route to Amazon… cigarette lighter is missing element and I’m gonna either buy the one that says EJECT or the one that says FIRE MISSILES. Old guys can act juvenile, too.

Eggs

DWs have a great weekend!!

RIP Dusty Hill.

Hatchet

Yeah, read that. End of an era…

Fyrfighter

Yeah, ZZ TOP is one of the greatest. Sad to see that he passed.

Sapper3307

Roh-Dog

They’re aborting American kids of American parents in non-declared war zones, so from a philosophical stand point…….

It’s way past time to [redacted, but something about turpentine and a cream cheese spreader]

Heinous.

The Stranger

Posted this on the student loan thread by mistake:

By the way, this may have gotten lost in the shuffle last week, but a certain individual who was previously featured on this blog is getting attention:

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/excelsior-college_matthew-mcconaughey-celebrating-our-inductee-activity-6824757132357898240-I4Q7

Here’s the original post from back in 2016:

https://valorguardians.com/blog/?p=68477

Apparently, she’s parlayed her story into a trusteeship at a school that caters to military and veterans.

Fyrfighter

Not possible, but probable, bordering on incontrovertible.. like all demonrats, she’s corrupt and racist as hell!

A Proud Infidel®™️

🦠I think that my phone might have picked up a virus 🦠, this damned thing 🦠 appeared in the margin while I was commenting about the China virus 🦠 and *PIF!*, 🦠 there it was🦠! Should I have had my 🦠phone🦠 electronically vaccinated 🦠 before this 🦠happened 🦠? 🦠🦠🦠, Aww shit, I think my phone just sneezed!🦠

Hack Stone

Just wondering how many of these Marine Security Augmentees are of the LBGQT variety? President Biden says that they are just as patriotic and capable as those who have no problem identifying their gender, time for them to earn their pay.

https://www.foxnews.com/world/us-marine-force-deployed-twice-defend-embassies

MarineDad61

Update on ELKO, NEVADA.
On that notorious Ass’s page on the Book of Fake…
(paste)
Elko POW*MIA Awareness Association
July 28 at 5:59pm

UPDATE!!!! The meeting on Friday has been canceled.
We will have a BBQ
for association members on 8/7 at the City Park @ 4:00 pm.
Please contact Ken or Laura with what you will bringing.
Don’t forget chairs. We will see you all then.
(end paste)

PUNCH LINE – (Only) 1 Like click (in 3 days, 4 hours).
https://www.facebook.com/Elko-POWMIA-Awareness-Association-106848159338009/