Weekend Open Thread

| October 22, 2021

They have no problems setting up a fence to keep Americans out of the Capitol Building. However, they resisted Trump’s efforts to set up a wall to keep illegal aliens out of the country. Actions speak louder than words. Enjoy your weekend.

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  1. Roh-Dog says:


    • Commissioner Wretched says:

      Damn! You did it again!!! Missed it by that much!


    • Roh-Dog says:

      Boom! Two in a ROW!
      Back to follow my portfolio down to market close. I hate you Silver.

      Hat tip to CW, looking forward to the triv.

      Have a GREAT weekend y’all!
      (Prepping isn’t a dirty word)

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

        What? Silver going down? Then now is the time to buy more.
        I usually pay attention to Ag spot (https://www.kitco.com/charts/livesilver.html) at the end of the month after paying all the bills & seeing what’s left over that I can splurge on 1 oz rounds.
        At this point in the US/world economy, I’m surprised silver spot isn’t more. But I’m just thankful that it’s not (as I continue to stack more).

        • Roh-Dog says:

          I don’t have any clue wtf is wrong with the metals market. Inflation is everywhere. This isn’t a bull case per se, but I’m finding few places that offer value these days.

          My main concern is moving enough paper wealth to physical jic there’s a little oopies in fiscal policy. I fully understand thats a doomsday situation but I like to hedge when/if theres an opportunity.

          If my state didn’t require a purchase of over $1000/order to be sales tax free I’d be in the same boat… and yet New Hampshire is 2 hours away.

    • ChipNASA says:

      Got DAMN Dawg….how many is that in a Row? 3??
      Nice jerb. I totally spaced 3 PM today. I was sitting here at the desk working on warehousing some launch and engineering hardware and ZOOM…right past 3.
      Well FUCKTARDS!! I’m here.
      Best to all of you, even the “challenged” ones and I don’t mean you crayon eating Marines.
      😀 😀

    • NDHoosier says:

      Congratulations, Roh-Dog!

      P.S. Let’s go Brandon!

    • Hatchet says:

      Cong-rats, Roh! Well played and well deserved!!

    • KoB says:

      My Main Man! Way to keep the Coveted (EARNED never Awarded) Title of FIRST Post in the TAH Weekend Open Thread in the hands of (GO) Army (BEAT NAVY…and everybody else). Maybe you should use about 30 pieces of your Silver to buy a Last Supper for these hungry deplorables.

      Tried to make it easier for you my Brother, did not post a comment with a reminder that it was Friday, and was not in contention myself. Had to do a recon run and check the perimeter of FOB Hawkins Hill. All was well, Outpost was manned and ready…all systems operating within established parameters. Too bad I can’t make any distance runs alone anymore, we could meet up in Plainfield Illy noise and give Denise a hug.

      Rule well and wisely My Liege, I remain, your obedient knave.

      • Roh-Dog says:

        These nights of growing shorter days, fat is called fer: Chicken, roasted with currants and almond, stuffing and asparaguses. Lots of butter is not only implied but doubly done.

        Red wine be the drink of this day, Friday, whence the WOT done cometh.

        Btws, I’m hammered so help yourselves to wthever sticks you find in the humidor, there might even be weed in there from a about a year ago. (someone dropped it in the parking lot after a hike and I could’t throw it out. dank shit. just keep it out of my face, makes me ill)

  2. Commissioner Wretched says:


  3. HACK STONE says:

    Hack Stone would like to Make This Ain’t Hell Great Again, and in order to accomplish that worthy goal, he would like to lay claim to First Post To The TAH Weekend Open Thread for Friday, October 22, 2021.

    Hack Stone’s efforts to generate some interest among you Adorable deplorables to purchase some outdated and overpriced Red Hat Software has been a dismal failure, so, to put some meat on the bone of this post, Hack Stone will provide some notable events for this date, courtesy of WTOP.com.

    In 1836, Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first constitutionally elected president of the Republic of Texas.

    In 1934, bank robber Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd was shot to death by federal agents and local police at a farm near East Liverpool, Ohio.

    In 1962, in a nationally broadcast address, President John F. Kennedy revealed the presence of Soviet-built missile bases under construction in Cuba and announced a quarantine of all offensive military equipment being shipped to the Communist island nation.
    In 1968, Apollo 7 returned safely from Earth orbit, splashing down in the Atlantic Ocean.
    In 1979, the U.S. government allowed the deposed Shah of Iran to travel to New York for medical treatment — a decision that precipitated the Iran hostage crisis.
    On Oct. 22, 2014, a gunman shot and killed a soldier standing guard at a war memorial in Ottawa, then stormed the Canadian Parliament before he was shot and killed by the usually ceremonial sergeant-at-arms.

    Today’s Birthdays: Black Panthers co-founder Bobby Seale is 85. Actor Christopher Lloyd is 83. Actor Derek Jacobi is 83. Actor Tony Roberts is 82. Movie director Jan (yahn) de Bont is 78. Actor Catherine Deneuve is 78. Rock singer/musician Eddie Brigati is 76. Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is 74. Actor Jeff Goldblum is 69. Rock musician Greg Hawkes is 69. Movie director Bill Condon is 66. Actor Luis Guzman is 65. Actor-writer-producer Todd Graff is 62. Rock musician Cris Kirkwood is 61. Actor-comedian Bob Odenkirk is 59. Olympic gold medal figure skater Brian Boitano is 58. Christian singer TobyMac is 57. Singer-songwriter John Wesley Harding (Wesley Stace) is 56. Actor Valeria Golino is 55. Comedian Carlos Mencia is 54. Country singer Shelby Lynne is 53. Reggae rapper Shaggy is 53. Movie director Spike Jonze is 52. Rapper Tracey Lee is 51. Actor Saffron Burrows is 49. Actor Carmen Ejogo is 48. Former MLB player Ichiro Suzuki (EE’-cheer-oh soo-ZOO’-kee) is 48. Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson is 46. Christian rock singer-musician Jon Foreman (Switchfoot) is 45. Actor Michael Fishman is 40. Talk show host Michael Essany is 39. New York Mets infielder Robinson Canó is 39. Rock musician Rickard (correct) Goransson (Carolina Liar) is 38. Rock musician Zac Hanson (Hanson) is 36. Actor Corey Hawkins is 33. Actor Jonathan Lipnicki is 31. Actor Sofia Vassilieva (vas-ihl-lee-A’-vuh) is 29. Actor Elias Harger is 14.

    And before Hack forgets, just a reminder that Commander Phil Monkress, of All Points Logistics, will be working balls this weekend. If you choose to partake in Phil’s ball juggling, be sure to bring proof of COVID vaccination.

  4. Hack Stone says:

    Hack Stone is quite confident that this incident will generate a standalone thread.


    • ChipNASA says:

      I am NOT laughing at this at all….much

    • rgr769 says:

      Let’s hope so, as I have some experience with the blanks Hollywierd uses in filming.

    • 26Limabeans says:

      Baldwin will be treated as the victim.
      Blame will be placed on the gun, 2nd amendment and Trump.

    • NDHoosier says:

      I have no sympathy for Alec Baldwin.

      He should have to eat his own medicine now. Anyone with a gun is bad, and if anyone is hurt, it is the fault of the gun user (even if you shoot in self-defense) – in the logic of the gun control crowd. In this case, an innocent woman died.

      As far as I am concerned, Baldwin was responsible for the safe operation of the gun the moment he picked it up. That means he should have checked the ammunition to make sure they were really blanks, checking the barrel to make sure there were no foreign objects, etc. If he was unwilling or unable to do this a firearms-trained stunt double should have done the scene.

      • Sgt K says:

        Yep, he aimed what he knew was a real firearm at someone he didn’t intend to kill. Then the moron pulls the trigger. AYFKM??? And as one of the movies producers, he is ultimately responsible. This ugly, hateful troll deserves all the shit headed his way.

  5. Commissioner Wretched says:

    Having lost out on the coveted, always-earned, never-given FIRST on the WOT to Roh-Dog by mere fractions of a second, I console myself with offering to my fellow ‘weeds and ‘weedettes the following weekly trivia column, which appears in at least seven weekly newspapers in Georgia and South Carolina. If you’d like to see my silly stuff in your newspaper, let me know and I’ll pitch it to them, too. In the meantime, here ’tis …

    Did pirates really make captives “walk the plank”?
    By Commissioner Wretched

    To continue with the theme of Halloween costumes, I have found a costume source that might be of some enjoyment.

    The shop I discovered offers “themed” ideas based in the last few decades of the 20th Century. Out of curiosity, I checked out the 1970s, since that was when I graduated from high school.

    The “costumes” would bring guffaws from today’s teens … that was what we were actually wearing back then!

    Hairstyles that were “mod” or “poofy” for men … thick, wide sideburns … mustaches … and the disco styles … my eyes rolled back into my head as I realized I had actually worn clothes like that to school.

    Maybe I should scope some of the other decades out instead. In the meantime, you should scope out some of this week’s trivia!

    Did you know …

    … the first time a cow flew in an airplane was in 1930? On February 17th of that year, a cow was placed aboard an airplane, and the milk that was produced by the cow in flight was put into containers and parachuted over the city of St. Louis, Missouri. (Now that’s udder-ly ridiculous.)

    … the world’s oldest profession isn’t what you think it is? For a long time, prostitution has been referred to that way. But anthropologists say that the world’s real oldest profession is toolmaker. Humans and their ancestors have been crafting tools for 2.6 million years.

    … fingerprints serve a function? I mean besides identification. The fingertip ridges provide traction for the fingers to be able to grasp things. (Like something you’d leave a fingerprint on, perhaps.)

    … termites work 24 hours a day? They also do not sleep. (See what “all work and no play” leads to? Early death.)

    … decaffeinated coffee is not totally caffeine-free? Even after the complete process, about 2% of the caffeine still remains in the coffee. (The devil’s in the details, it seems.)

    … several species of frogs are able to be frozen solid, thawed, and survive? (The frogs don’t necessarily enjoy the process, however. I wouldn’t.)

    … the historic home of our third president concealed a secret? Monticello, the Virginia home of Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), has a dome over part of its roof. The dome conceals a billiards room. The room had to be kept secret because, in Jefferson’s day, the game of billiards was illegal in Virginia.

    … no evidence exists that pirates actually made people “walk the plank”? Featured in pirate lore, the image of a swashbuckling privateer prodding a prisoner out on the plank at the point of a sword never actually happened. Walking the plank, it seems, was actually made up by Hollywood because what pirates really did was too violent for movies. The only “confession” of a person at sea using this method of execution was made in 1769, when a mutineer told his chaplain in prison that he’d done so. The fabricated confession had nothing to do with pirates anyway. It is generally believed that pirates would rather have used the “heave-ho” method of execution – grabbing the victim and throwing him overboard. (Whether you walked the plank or were thrown overboard, you got the “point” either way.)

    … a bizarre equestrian contest takes place in Iceland? Called the Beer Tölt, the game involves people carrying mugs of beer while riding horses, and trying very hard not to spill any. At the end of the game, the rider who spills the least gets to drink the most. A version exists for young riders in which root beer is the preferred beverage. The word tölt is an Icelandic term for a fluid, steady gait found in horses in that country. (Sounds like something one could get a rein on.)

    … nine percent of Americans skip breakfast daily? (Most people make up for it at lunch, though.)

    … a popular bottled water brand had its advertising slogan turned against it? In 2006, the popular brand Fiji Water™ ran an ad stating, “The label says Fiji because it’s not bottled in Cleveland.” The city fathers of Cleveland, Ohio, took offense, and ran some tests. As it turns out, Cleveland’s tap water was of a higher quality than the bottled Fiji Water. (At least something good can be said for Cleveland!)

    … the state of Michigan hosts an annual competition involving spitting cherry pits? The event is held at the Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm in Eau Claire, Michigan, and the competition – as you’ve probably already guessed – is to see who can spit a cherry pit the farthest. (This competition is really the pits.)

    … in the city of Morrisville, Pennsylvania, a woman cannot legally wear cosmetics without a permit? (Who issues the permit? That’s what I’d like to know.)

    … science sometimes takes the fun out of things? Many examples exist, but this one bothers me the most: Scientists in Norway have developed a hypothesis concerning why Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has a very shiny red nose. The conclusion must be a parasitic infection of his respiratory system. (Killjoys.)

    … you may be a sufferer of akousticophobia? It’s the fear of noises. (Hey, did you hear that?)

    … a platypus can eat its weight in worms every day? (That diet will never worm its way into my world, I can assure you.)

    … girls have more taste buds than boys? (Girls have more taste than boys do, as well.)

    … porpoises swim slowly in circles while they sleep? (They do it on porpoise, too.)

    Now … you know!

    • David says:

      Always heard that the oldest profession is teaching. Someone had to teach toolmakers (and hookers, for that matter) how to ply their trades.

      Sounds like Iceland competitors can use what we called IBS, Independent Beer Suspension.

  6. A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

    Top ten and Honorary First once again.

  7. Hack Stone says:

    We were overdue for a celebrity death. This guy did a great job as a television executive suck up.


  8. Sapper3307 says:

    The whole story on that Toyota truck with the anti-theft device in the back. Very neat story for a PFC.

  9. A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

    I have also marked myself SAFE from Alec Baldwin with a prop gun, he has now killed more people than my entire gun collection before that unfortunate incident in the quicksand!

  10. rgr769 says:

    Coming from professional politicians, words are frequently either lies or are meaningless because they are not a preface for actions they will take.

  11. ChipNASA says:

    Well with all the Alec Baldwin comments…

    I stole this from Frankee on Book of Fuck Faces …
    Needs to go here.
    SPEW ALERT (I was nice this time, I usually get shit for NOT posting a spew alert. )


    Have a great weekend

  12. Graybeard says:

    Present and unaccounted for.

    Harvested a wheelbarrow-load of turnips, busy cleaning and cooking them to can.

    Y’all have a great weekend.

  13. ChipNASA says:

    For those of you on Book of Fuck Faces, please feel free to use this to notify your family and friends of your status and let them know you’re OK (again, stolen from Frankee who probably stole it from X who stole it from Y who stole it from…) fuck you and your spew alert.


  14. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    I know I’ve posted more than my fair share of railroad live cams, but how ’bout a live cam of a Volcano? This one’s in the Canary islands:

  15. SFC D says:

    Meanwhile… at Berkely:

    • ChipNASA says:

      It must have been *you-know-who’s* day off for Ami to steal his thunder and his quad sidewalk corner.
      😀 😀 😀

  16. Denise Williams says:

    To anyone who may be in the area, you are cordially invited and will be most welcome-

    Sunday, October 24th at 12 noon, at the intersection of Route 59 and Caton Farm Roads, in accordance with the Hero’s Way Act of 2016, Route 59 in Plainfield Illinois, from Rte. 126 in the north to Caton Farm Road in the south, will be officially unveiled and forever known as PFC Andrew Meari Memorial Highway.

    A celebration will follow at the Plainfield American Legion where bagpipes and a dj will accompany food and beverages.

    This is a Rain or Shine event. If it rains, the sign will be unveiled, quickly, with immediate departure for the Plainfield American Legion where the Ceremony and Celebration will commence.

    If any of you curmudgeonly deplorables are able, please make yourself known. I’ll be the one crying. A lot.

    • KoB says:

      His Blessing Be Upon You, Denise, as you have been a blessing to all of us. We will be Present in Spirit, Ma’am, crying along with you…alot. Andrew and his Compatriots will be present also, beaming with pride at the way you have been their Witness…and said their names. Maybe someone will video the event and make a posting in the inherwebz so that us more distant deplorables can see the unveiling.

      If I left right now, I could be there in time for us to hit the Waffle House for the All Star Breakfast. It’s only 852 miles and estimated 13.5 hours. Might take a tad bit longer, need to stop at the Class VI Store and load the cooler up with Guinesses and Yuenglings. I would love to be with you and yours to offer that shoulder to lean and/or cry on. I could even beat that damned ol’ Space Cowboy Chippy, even tho he’s closer (730 mi/11.11 hrs). He’d get Lost somewhere twixt PA and IN. If he does show up, watch his hands. The boy is prone to get all grabby/touchy/feely.

      We Salute you and those like you, Dear Lady, for who you are, what you do, and what you mean to us all. The Gun Bunny sends…

      • ChipNASA says:

        I would never embarrass myself by being gropy.
        I have the utmost respect for Denise.
        I too will be there in spirit.
        You make me proud and are a shining example.
        I too hope someone is able to document this event so we can share it with you after the fact.
        I am right now putting a reminder for 11:55 Sunday to block out 10 minutes to pray 🙏 for you, your family, and all advocates involved.
        I don’t have any special words or eloquent things to say but from my heart, just to reiterate, dear woman and mother, you are very much loved and supported. I know you know that, but you need to hear it often and feel it deeply.
        If I didn’t have my own kids to manage and if I weren’t 700+ miles away, I’d drop everything and walk out that front door.

    • Graybeard says:

      Not able to attend in body, but in spirit we will be with you.

    • Roh-Dog says:

      May The Lord and sun smile upon ye!

  17. Devtun says:

    Former British soldier who fought in the Battle of Arnhem & was held POW by the Germans dies at age 101. Victor Gregg was considered Britain’s oldest para veteran.


  18. Claw says:

    SARC Alert: Food for thought/Opinion poll:

    Chapulines – Appropriate handout as a Halloween treat?

  19. Roger Borroel says:

    I believe since the Jan6 people were riotous and criminal, they were blocked out of the House. And now they are being charged with Federal crimes. As for those immigrants under that bridge/road in Texas a few weeks ago, they were very peaceful and orderly…a big difference here. BTW, wall are useless, they do not do the job as they are supposed to. Consider all these WALL failures: Great China Wall, failure to keep the Mongols out of China. The Iron Curtain, the Berlin wall, the Bamboo Curtain…all of them are long gone. I say, “Mr. Biden, tear down that southern wall…it’s a shame unto our country!”

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      HEY shit-for-brains, how about all of those leftwing maggots rioting in major cities looting and burning many a family-owned business that are labeled by your liberal mass media handlers and herders as “Peaceful protests”?

      You lose, little idiot.

    • 5JC says:

      Most of what you wrote isn’t true or really dumb. The Great Wall held off the Mongols into the 14th Century. It wasn’t until an internal rebellion and the invasion of Manchus that the Ming Dynasty fell. The Qing Dynasty then went on to repair and maintain the wall resulting in the annexation of Mongolia by China when it became obsolete.

      So you are saying we should annex the rest of Mexico? Hard pass says I.

      The Berlin Wall and Iron Curtain were of course built to imprison it’s citizens to keep them from escaping to the West, not to keep invaders out. It worked admirably for that purpose until their governments fell for reasons unrelated to the workings of the walls.

      Absolutely no one is trying to run away to Mexico unless they are trying to avoid capture by law enforcement.

  20. Roger Borroel says:

    I believe since the Jan6 people were riotous and criminal, they were blocked out of the House. And now they are being charged with Federal crimes. As for those immigrants under that bridge/road in Texas a few weeks ago, they were very peaceful and orderly…a big difference here. BTW, walls are useless, they do not do the job as they are supposed to. Consider all these WALL failures: Great China Wall, failure to keep the Mongols out of China. The Iron Curtain, the Berlin wall, the Bamboo Curtain…all of them are long gone. I say, “Mr. Biden, tear down that southern wall…it’s a shame unto our country!”

  21. MarineDad61 says:

    So, I take a lady friend out today at 5pm for Sunday dinner.
    We decide on Golden Corral,
    since she’s hungry for a buffet,
    and I like giving back to the restaurant that puts out once a year
    for Veterans Day free meals for veterans.

    I haven’t taken the Veterans Day freebie in about 4 years
    (I’d rather drive by and watch the lines
    (and spot the phonies)),
    and with virus and all,
    I haven’t eaten at Golden Corral in about 2 years.

    So we go.
    5 minutes after sitting down, after getting our first plates,
    it happened.
    Golden Corral’s worst nightmare.

    Sitting behind her, taking two tables, and now blocking two aisles (our way out), is…
    Yes, 1 TON of family. Only 7 of them, and 2 are kids.
    I am being generous when I guess the three young adult sons at
    600, 500, and 300 pounds.
    The adult daughter weighs more than me, too (>245).
    The barely teenage boy is already on his way,
    with round pudge head and three necks.

    And the MOM, barely 50, for some reason requires a 4 wheel walker with hand brakes.

    A family of 7, weighing in OVER 1 TON,
    digging in at Golden Corral,
    and totally killing my appetite,
    with the noises they make eating,
    and their sitting posture,
    as 4 of the 7 can’t even slide their chairs in to sit and eat like normal people,
    chairs out, leaned to the side,
    fat legs blocking the aisles.

    Why am I fat shaming this fat family?
    It’s obvious that between the 7 of them,
    NO ONE is fit to hold or keep a full time job.
    More likely, ALL 5 of the adults are pulling down freebie welfare and food stamps, and then going out and eating like Jabba the Glut.

    Golden Corral’s worst nightmare today,
    and it happened about 6 feet away
    from my plates of pulled pork, meat loaf, shrimp, and chicken & dumplings.

    BTW, the food was excellent,
    a great recovery from 2020-2021 virus shutdown.
    But the view (and the access blockage) sucked today.

    • Roh-Dog says:

      Damn sad in myriad of ways. I don’t care if adults harm themselves (preferably leaving me and my money tf out of it) but kids?!

      Not to mention we’ve known for over a year at this point that over 3/4 of all covAIDS victims have been overweight/obese.

      Yet, here we are.

      I’m not claiming to be perfect, not by a looooonnnng shot, but folks like you describe are an extreme of the stupidity this system permits. Obesity as a disability?

      Fk no.

      (Sorry it was a rough outing for y’all)

      • MarineDad61 says:

        About 5 years ago,
        when the local Chinese Buffet (just down the same road)
        kicked out a morbidly obese 60ish couple,
        who pigged out on only meats and seafoods for over an hour,
        the angry fat couple went to the city/county newspaper,
        who then ran a story,
        trying to shame the Chinese Buffet family
        for fat shaming the fat couple.

        It backfired, on the newspaper and the fat couple.
        Local (and FakeBook/Twitter) support
        was with the Chinese Buffet restaurant family,
        that enough was enough,
        of the local fat loads going in there
        and cleaning them out of the expensive meats and seafoods.

        I didn’t stick around Golden Corral long enough
        to see the Megagram Family finish off
        the supply of shrimp, steaks, and cheesecakes.

        I would expect some of the 7 would have trouble walking out the doors,
        not to mention the likely rest room trips,
        where they can barely fit through the door,
        no less fit and sit on the (elongated) pot.

    • rgr769 says:

      What you observed is why I stopped going to the nearby Golden Corral. There is a significant percentage of the clientele like the ones you experienced. Even the Veterans Day free meal is not worth it for me.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      I myself haven’t eaten at a Golden Trough in at least twelve years, my appetite for their greasings was permanently terminated at my last visit to one of their micro-stockyards when I saw a Dependatee version of Fatassasaurus reach her hand down the back of her sweatpants in the serving line, take a good and deep scratch in the lard canyon of her lower hindquarters and afterward help herself to the “Greasins” via her bare hand. A complaint to their so-called management got NO results, so thus I cut my losses and exited that place to never patronize any of their franchises again .

    • 26Limabeans says:

      Many decades ago I worked at a place where there was a very large woman whose
      husband was serving in Thailand. During his absence she grew even larger.
      When the husband returned he surprised her at work with a new camper he
      purchased for them to go on vacation. Everyone went outside duing break to watch.
      Unfortunately, she could not fit through the camper door. Tough homecoming.

  22. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Y’know, it’s after midnight on Sunday, so thus I claim LAST COMMENT on this WOT!


    • Claw says:

      Hmmm, should I start another log to see how many comments will claim to be last on or about 2400/0001 hours on Sunday nights/Monday mornings?

      The Coveted Book of TAH WOT LASTS!

      I like it./s