Weekend Open Thread

| September 24, 2021 | 92 Comments

Many in the pro-Biden camp lionized one of these individuals and vilified the other one. The fact that one pushed a false narrative, and the other one stood up for what is morally right, did not matter. What mattered was who was directly, or indirectly, criticized. Enjoy your weekend.

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  1. President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neanderthal B Woodman Domestic Violent Extremist SuperStraight says:

    FIRST

  2. Commissioner Wretched says:

    First!

  3. ChipNASA says:

    WOW, we may have to go back to CLAW and have him look at the book of Firsts to see if this is the most Firsts at the same time stamp. If it’s not, it’s close. 7 at 3:01??

  4. Milo Mindbender says:

    Not first but riding the first wave in.

  5. Commissioner Wretched says:

    Oh my … what a scramble for the coveted FIRST! I see I was mired far back in the pack, so I’ll humbly concede to whoever gets the spot, and instead of luxuriating in FIRSTness, I’ll leave this week’s trivia for you.

    DID YOU KNOW…?
    What did their respective TV series get wrong about Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson?
    By Commissioner Wretched
    didyouknowcolumn@gmail.com

    Two very important things happen this week – one for everyone, and one primarily for me.

    For everyone, this week is the official start of autumn. The fall of the year begins on Wednesday, September 22. On that day the hours of daylight and darkness become equal, and from then until winter the nights will get longer and the days shorter.

    For me, another trip around the Sun will be celebrated on Sunday, September 26. It will be my 63rd birthday.

    To quote my sister, if I’d known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.

    But enough about all this. Let’s get to the really important stuff – the trivia!

    Did you know …

    … a world-record flight for number of passengers actually landed with two more people aboard than when it took off? On May 24, 1991, an El Al Airlines Boeing 747 took off from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with 1086 people aboard. The flight was part of Operation Solomon, an evacuation of Jews from the country. When the plane landed in Jerusalem, however, it had 1088 people aboard. During the flight, two babies had been born. The aircraft’s seats had been removed before the flight to allow as many people to fly as possible, the airline said. The total number of passengers is recognized by the “Guinness Book of World Records” as the most passengers aboard one aircraft. (A record setter any way you look at it!)

    … a type of sunglasses were originally designed for court officials? In the 12th Century in China, judges in court cases wore eyeglasses of smoky quartz in an effort to mask their emotions when questioning witnesses. Jury members also wore the glasses. These were not what we would call sunglasses today, as they provided no protection from the Sun. (Of course, their sinister smiles did tend to give everything away when the ruling was going against the defendant.)

    … a town in Utah has a very creative name? In the center of the state you’ll find the town of Levan. The name is the word “navel” spelled backwards. (Tell me they grow navel oranges there and you win the Pun Award of the Month.)

    … chickens can suffer from depression? (How would you tell?)

    … you will find more barrels of bourbon than people in Kentucky? And I don’t mean some triflingly small number, either. According to the Kentucky Distillers Association, the Commonwealth has two barrels of bourbon for every person. (Talk about your two-for-one specials! I’ll drink to that.)

    … about 2/3 of the people in the United States don’t check their credit reports? (Why look at something when I already know what it says?)

    … you may be suffering from aichmophobia? It’s the fear of sharp objects such as needles, knives, etc. (I’m only afraid of them when they’re pointed at me.)

    … television was not kind to two famous Western lawmen? During their actual lifetimes, Wyatt Earp (1848-1929) and Bat Masterson (1853-1921) were best friends. However, when their stories were told in highly-fictionalized television series in the 1950s, each man was very much left out of the others’ stories. In the series “The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp,” which ran from 1955 to 1961 and starred Hugh O’Brian (1925-2016), the character of Masterson was seen in only 34 of the show’s 229 episodes, and was portrayed more as a “young fan” of Earp than as his best friend. But in the series “Bat Masterson,” which ran from 1958 to 1961 and starred Gene Barry (1919-2009), Wyatt Earp only appears in one of the program’s 108 episodes, and is mentioned in only one other. Neither O’Brian nor Barry played their roles on the others’ show. Additional trivia note: The actors who played both men were born while the Western heroes they would later portray were still alive.

    … a very common name among Greek people makes Russian people laugh? The name Panos is popular in Greece, but if a Russian hears it he’ll chuckle. Panos is also the Russian word for “diarrhea.” (Heck, in Greek “Panos” means “all holy.” You do the math.)

    … the Chinese ideogram for the word “trouble” depicts two women living under one roof? (Make of that what you will.)

    … flying fish don’t really fly? They glide. In fact, flying fish can glide up to 1,300 feet, and can reach an altitude of 20 feet above the water. They can travel in the water at speeds up to 43 miles per hour. (Whatever you call it, seeing a fish flying above the water is still disconcerting.)

    … the first professional football team to sport insignia on their helmets was the Los Angeles Rams? In 1948, the Rams took the field with their now-iconic yellow horns painted on the blue leather helmets by halfback Fred Gehrke (1918-2002), all on his own initiative. (An idea whose time had obviously come.)

    … you cannot kiss or lick your own elbows? (You just tried, didn’t you?)

    … about 40% of people who are rejected in romantic love slip into a clinical depression? (Well, duh!)

    … the Disney organization was sued over its portrayal of an animal in a movie? To prepare for the classic Disney movie “The Lion King,” animators consulted with hyena biologists to visit their facilities to sketch real hyenas. The biologists requested that the hyenas depicted in the film be portrayed in a positive light, but the movie turned them into senseless, villainous creatures. Some researchers boycotted the film for that reason, but one researcher was so upset by the way the hyenas were portrayed that he sued the Disney organization for defamation of character. (The hyenas, on the other hand, just laughed the whole thing off.)

    … butterflies taste with their feet? (And they smell with their … uh … never mind.)

    Now … you know!

  6. NDHoosier says:

    This week’s WoT Thought:

    “Man who kill himself not Epstein.” -Confucius

  7. Claw says:

    The slacking off of punishing Sailor Slapper Lori “Karen” Desjardins has already started.

    She was supposed to appear in court yesterday, but has now had that pushed back to October 27th.

    It won’t be long before this is overcome by other events and forgotten about.

  8. Sparks says:

    Present and accounted for.

  9. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    TWENTYsomething and Honorary First once again.

    ((((OVER))))

  10. Commissar says:

    Vindman didn’t push a false narrative.

    He did his duty.

    You just put your blind loyalty to a despotic grifter over the national security of this country and the stability of the republic itself.

    • Mason says:

      He stepped outside the chain of command because he (a LTC) felt that Trump (who as POTUS sets foreign policy) was not acting within the US’s foreign policy objectives.

      • Commissar says:

        That is not accurate.

        You are consuming too much of your own propaganda.

        Trump was withholding congressionally authorized military aid in exchange for helping him discredit his opponent and win an election.

        He was literally extorting a foreign power to coerce them into interfering with our election by announcing a fraudulent investigation.

        And Vindman filed his concerns though proper channels. And He testified because he was subpoenaed.

    • ChipNASA says:

      And you like to dry hump Hunter Biden’s leg in hopes that loose change falls out of his pocket.
      Shut your face. Douche.

    • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

      I have a new story line that I’m writing and I’ll pattern one of the characters after you, a perpetually miserable guy who seems to live for wallowing in his self-made misery. Now for his name, Ernest Crotchkiss? Melvin Pricklebutt? Eugene Fartsniff? He’ll always be going through life like he has at least a dozen corncobs and cockleburrs up his ass just like you, Major Moonbat!

      • ChipNASA says:

        Add to that (h/t to the Eagles) “Trying to dry fuck a rolling tumbleweed, on a dark desert highway, on a lonely stretch of abandoned highway, in the American Southwest, cool wind in your hair (I imagine Lars as hairless, repeat hairless…”h/t to Chief Wiggum.”) coarse sand grinding between aching, pasty white, sweaty ass cheeks….(OK, ok, I think that’s plenty 😀 go on about your business)

      • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

        Maybe I’ll name him Irving Itchyballs, no wait, that sounds like someone who actually gets laid, what say y’all?

    • E4 Mafia '83-'87 says:

      Vindman, a Ukrainian-born naturalized US Citizen, was acting in what he thought was the best interest of Ukraine and not the United States is direct violation of his oath as an officer in the US Army. None of the other dozen or so people had any problem with Trump’s handling of Ukraine except the guy born there and being offered positions there as a “joke”. I wonder what he thought of Quid Pro Joe threatening to withhold a billion dollars of aid to Ukraine to protect his crack head son and a revenue stream of the Biden “Family Business”.

    • SFC D says:

      You’re off your meds again, aren’t you.

    • President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neanderthal B Woodman Domestic Violent Extremist SuperStraight says:

      SPAPOS, who in the hell yanked your chain? And allowed you keyboard privileges? Way past time to get you back in your cage and double lock the latch.

      • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

        Major Moonbat yanked his own chain, he can’t go even five minutes without shitting his pants over Donald Trump and we also live rent-free inside his head!

        • President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neanderthal B Woodman Domestic Violent Extremist SuperStraight says:

          What irks me majorly is that SPAPOS comes here, out of the blue, takes a shit dump totally OT from anything said earlier, and then expects us here at TAH to apologize and clean up his mess.

    • NHSparky says:

      How the fuck did you ever manage to get a commission when you don’t even know what the fuck the chain of command is for and how to properly use it?
      Compound that with the fact he had been counseled by seniors several times previously for his actions and words, and I guess it makes sense why you would defend him.

    • Berliner says:

      On another note…
      “The Biden/Harris open-door policy has been a disaster. It needs to end now. The main beneficiaries of open borders are the gangs, cartels, and human traffickers. The Trump policy of having people wait on the other side of the border worked and needs to be reinstated.”

      — Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) September 23, 2021

      “The Trump policy of having people wait on the other side of the border worked and needs to be reinstated,” she said.

      Gabbard’s remarks came in the wake of a surge of thousands of illegal Haitian migrants in Del Rio, Texas, and widespread reports of the Biden administration releasing unvaccinated and untested migrants throughout the country.

      “.@JoeBiden @KamalaHarris, the humanitarian and national security crisis on the southern border is the direct result of your open-border policy. As I said in my 2020 presidential campaign, we can’t have a secure nation if we don’t secure our borders.”

      — Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) September 23, 2021

  11. Anonymous says:

    Oh, boy… this just came out:

    • UpNorth says:

      Joe, you used a lot of words to say “I fucked up and I am not, you know, the thing”.
      Meanwhile, there is this, a moment out of Kamala’s visit to Vietnam.
      https://chtrmail.spectrum.net/index.php/mail/viewmessage/getattachment/uniqueId/3646/account/0/filenameOriginal/video.mp4/filenameModified/video.mp4?folder=U2VudE1haWw%253D

      • rgr769 says:

        The dumb scrunt thought that an NVA war memorial commemorating McCain’s shootdown over Hanoi was somehow a memorial to him. How could she be so clueless? I guess she never read any history when she wasn’t earning her kneepads.

        • Roh-Dog says:

          May I propose a different set of logic; historic monuments just are. (lest they be torn down…)

          Much like the memorials in the south for the civil war dead, it don’t matter much the intent but the history is real, vivid, and should serve both as a bookmark and warning.

          But in her case, given the lack of constitution; the action was either a gloat or masochism. ymmv

    • Devtun says:

      Yeah, how about ‘They will pay’. Meaning the CBP mounted patrols at Del Rio. Sounds like sleepy creepy Josef Bidet is prejudging while there is an investigation in process. The beatings will continue until morale improves.

    • Hack Stone says:

      Just saw one Fox DC 5 that Joe Biden is blaming the increase of Covid cases on Americans who have not received the vaccine. Apparently none of those recently infected caught it from the tens of thousands of unvaccinated illegally crossing the border that his administration is transporting, at taxpayer expense, across the country.

    • steeleyI says:

      The problem here, of course, is that whether or not you agree with the decision to pull troops out of Afghanistan, and regardless of what you think of how this administration pulled out, THE WAR ISN’T OVER.

      Hope as much as you want, think as wishfully as you can, and we still have enemies out there that want to attack us, our interests, and our friends.

      The Authorization for the Use of Force that allowed us to invade Afghanistan in the first place is still the law of the land- and, ironically was the authorization that the president used for his latest drone strike that killed innocent civilians, thereby absolutely guaranteeing this particular theater in the war will produce more terrorists in the near future.

      My vote, since we are in a war, is to have an actual plan that goes beyond ‘If we are nice to the terrorists they’ll be nice to us’, and platitudes like ‘there are no storybook endings’.

  12. LC says:

    Here are two wild stories from this week:

    First, Sidney Powell suggests that the tragic death last December of 20-year old Harrison Deal, who worked for Kelly Loeffler on her Senate campaign… was, naturally, a conspiracy! Sure, sure, he actually died in a multi-car accident,… but according to her he was ‘blown up’. Why? Because he was dating Gov. Kemp’s daughter, and.. somehow.. that was sending a message to them about any potential audits in Georgia by big, scary Democratic bogeymen.

    https://news.yahoo.com/sidney-powell-pushes-election-related-224000697.html

    Second, not to be outdone by the stupidity of her, Mike Flynn was talking about how ‘they’ are looking at putting COVID vaccines into your salad dressing. Part of an evil plot, of course! Now, he didn’t actually say that himself, he was ‘merely’ sharing the words of someone else, but come on.. how the hell was this guy a senior official in intelligence?

    https://nationalpost.com/news/world/michael-flynn-claims-salad-dressing-is-being-infused-with-covid-vaccine

    • Mason says:

      According to the article, Flynn didn’t say anything to make me think he actually believes that.

      “Somebody sent me a thing this morning where they’re talking about putting the vaccine in salad dressing. Have you seen this? I mean it’s — and I’m thinking to myself, this is the ‘bizarro world,’ right? This is definitely the ‘bizarro world,’” said Flynn.

      “These people are seriously thinking about how to impose their will on us in our society and it has to stop,” he added.

      • LC says:

        It would seem that way if he ended things at, “This is ‘bizarro world’, right?”, implying he thought the theory was nuts, but no, he goes on to say ‘people are thinking about how to impose their will on us’, and that’s referencing this notion of COVID-vaccination-via-salad-dressing, and that suggests some credibility, not dismissal.

        • MCPO USN says:

          Joe Biden is a flaming train wreck right in front of you and this is your concern???

          I sincerely hope you do not reproduce.

          • LC says:

            This may come as a surprise to you, but shockingly I can recognize that Biden is a bit of a doddering fool, and also point out idiots like Flynn. Those two things aren’t mutually exclusive, and the latter matters more to me personally right now because I have family that follow him and his Q nonsense, and every day they’re more and more divorced from reality.

            Is that OK with you? That, somehow, in the grand scheme of politics and Biden’s ineptitude, I can follow stories that matter to me, and have a national audience, and share them here?

            I hope your kids are doing great. There’s zero need for malice here.

  13. 5JC says:

    DOn’t know how I missed this earlier in the year.

    https://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/scientists-create-the-first-hybrid-human-monkey-embryo-1.5391641

    Just waiting for human-macaque mutants to descend from a corporate lab and go Planet of The Apes on us.

  14. Nucsnipe says:

    So much fora quiet weekend. Some thugs broke into my VFW post and yanked out our ATM with a chain and truck, doing a lot of collateral damage, so I’ll be down there lending a hand.

  15. Graybeard says:

    Present.

    Y’all have a great weekend.

  16. Devtun says:

    Welp, here we go again. On the heels of the incidents at Fort McCoy, a female servicemember at Fort Bliss reported being assaulted by a group of Afghan evacuees. The FBI is involved. Which means this will be soft pedaled. Nothing to see here. Sorry, confidence in the FBI (Favoritism Before Integrity) is really low.

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/fbi-investigating-assault-on-female-us-servicemember-by-male-afghan-refugees-at-fort-bliss

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      I doubt that the Fan Belt Inspectors, the “Feebies” will do anything, most can’t even investigate their way out of a full port-a-shitter.

      • UpNorth says:

        Hey, if the local PD happens to arrest any of the Afghan ne’er do wells, the Feebs will swoop in, tell the locals it’s a federal matter and take custody of the Afghans. Just like they do with most of the bank robberies in this country.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      So does this mean that we girls can’t go grocery shopping without having to worry about some disgusting odoriferous creature following us around?

      I may start carrying a fly swatter with me when I shop. I never get hastled at any of the Hispanic markets. All they care about is how much I will buy, and they have really good stuff in those shops.

  17. NHSparky says:

    Back at Casa de Sparky Western Annex.
    Some projects will just never die.

  18. Ex-PH2 says:

    I think you all will deeply appreciate this video from Australia’s Sky News group.

  19. Hack Stone says:

    CVS joins Coca Cola in The Woke Olympics. Good luck with this. It must have been those privileged white people who looted the CVS in Baltimore during the Freddie Gray riots.

    https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/cvs-health-training-tells-employees-understand-privilege-hire-candidates-diversity

  20. Green Thumb says:

    The False Commander “Phony” Phil Monkress (CEO of All-Points Logistics) works balls as he steals taxpayer-funded, set aside funds based upon his felonious Native American, Navy SEAL and Law Enforcement claims.

    Rich, Jim, Jason? Crickets.

  21. Claw says:

    Ah, the last week of the Fiscal Year. For all those who were some type of money managers while in the service, we know what that means. It’s time to get fat./smile

    With that in mind, here’s a couple of government issue items that were just too costly to be served at the mess hall during regular chow time, but can now be ordered with the extra money for those who have a more exotic palate:

    8905-01-414-3158 Alligator Nuggets, Raw (40 lb box)
    8905-00-044-1869 Chitterlings, Frozen

    And for those who want to pre-order and stock up for the lean times during deployments/field exercises:

    8905-00-126-4020 Luncheon Meat, Canned (SPAM) 6 lb Rectangular Can (Been in the government inventory since 1963, original issue stock still available)

    Enjoy!!

  22. OWB says:

    Here.

    Late, but here.

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