Weekend Open Thread

| November 18, 2022

Many of the folks arguing for the lifting of the minimum wage present many reasons. One argument that they make is that these businesses could afford to fork more cash over to the wage earners. Someone took a leftist meme, then argued against it with some reality. The left demands that society goes against reality. The right reminds these leftists of the choices they make in life.  Enjoy your weekend. 

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Well, Well, Well….would ya jus’ loooky heah! FIRE MISSION FIRE MISSION FIRE MISSION! A successful Time on Target BDA 100/100 for the King of Battle, THE King of First on the EARNED NEVER AWARDED Vaunted TAH Weekend Open Thread. And weren’t even trying. Had just got back in from getting coifed n Curled by Ms Sister Golden Haired Surprise Haircutters Be Us, opened up Chromie and WHUMP!…There it was, laying there orphaned, needing a home.

Soon as I clean up this mess that The Stoned Hack left in the Throne Room, I will offer up vast quantities of Grilled Beef Beast, Pulled Char Be Qued Porked Beast, smashed taters with gravy, cabbages with snarsages, cat headed biskets, cornbread, hot apple pie with vanillia bean ice cream, the house wine and access to the Class VI Stores.

May His Blessing continue to rain down on us all as The Gun Bunny Reigns Supreme.


Shit, distracted again….it was 2:50 a couple of minutes ago and then I look up and 3:09. Oh well. Maybe another Friday.
At least I’ve had one in recent history.

Commissioner Wretched

Snuck it in early, did you? Congrats to the King of Battle for regaining the FIRST throne!

Hack Stone

Late to the show. Elaine Ricci had Hack looped into a few meetings this afternoon.


Dang it! Congrats KoB.

Have a GREAT weekend y’all!

May all your preps be topped and your whiskeys top shelf!

Commissioner Wretched

Since the King is on the throne, I’ll drop some trivia right here. Enjoy!

How many women have earned the Medal of Honor?
By Commissioner Wretched

Six short months ago, the first book based on this silly column was released. Did You Know…? Yet Another Compendium of Useless Trivia is still out there challenging people who read it.

(Challenging them to wonder why I spend so much of my time doing this stuff, I’d wager, but it’s still challenging them.)

Has it challenged you yet? If not, then hie thee to the following:


And give it a look-see. (You can find my two science fiction novels there as well, but I don’t want to press my luck, so I won’t mention them.)

Meanwhile, you didn’t come here to get a shill for my books … you came here for the weekly dollop of trivia. So here it is!

Commissioner Wretched

Did you know …

… Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups™ are actually named after a person? The person is Harry Burnett Reese (1879-1956), a former Hershey’s candy employee who created the peanut butter cup candy bar in 1928. (You got chocolate on my peanut butter!!!)

… the 1981 wedding of Prince (now King) Charles of the United Kingdom and Lady Diana Spencer was the most-watched in the world? More than 750 million people tuned in to see Charles (born 1948) tie the knot with Diana (1961-1997). Sadly, three times that number – some 2.5 billion – tuned in sixteen years later to watch Princess Diana’s funeral.

… almost all of the commercially grown artichokes in the world come from one state? California – especially the town of Castroville – produces 99% or more of the world’s artichokes. (I never touch the things. They may choke Artie, but they’re not gonna choke The Commish.)

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A Proud Infidel®™

I remember from one of my High School History Books that the 1886 World’s fair in Chicago saw the introduction of the Gasoline Engine, Ferris Wheel and the Ice Cream Cone. The Ice Cream Cone was invented out of accident/necessity. You see, there were two booths next to each other, one sold ice cream, the other pancakes. When the Ice Cream Vendor ran out of clean plates to serve on, the Pancake Vendor said “Here, try this!” and VOILA, the Ice Cream Cone was born!

Commissioner Wretched

Fascinating bit, API! I’ll have to add that to a future column (with a hat tip to you, of course).

Commissioner Wretched

… a children’s television special resulted in a windfall of candy for its creator? After the first airing of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, on CBS in 1966, the man who created the Peanuts comic strip, Charles Schulz (1922-2000), received hundreds of shipments of candy from children nationwide. They were concerned because Charlie Brown only received rocks when he went trick-or-treating with the other kids. (“I got a rock.”)

Commissioner Wretched

… a flood of whiskey took 13 lives in Ireland? On June 18, 1875, a fire broke out at Malone’s Malt House in Dublin. The blaze caused the barrels containing some 315,000 gallons of whiskey to burst, sending the booze pouring into the street in a river six inches deep. The force of the river of whiskey was so great that it demolished a row of small houses nearby. Oh, and the 13 dead? They didn’t drown, nor were they harmed in the fire. They all died of alcohol poisoning. It seems a lot of people used whatever vessels they could find to gather up the whiskey flowing down the street and drank it. (What a way to go …)

Commissioner Wretched

… the Medal of Honor has been awarded 3,512 times, but only once to a woman? Mary Edwards Walker (1832-1919) was presented the Medal of Honor for her gallantry during the Civil War as a doctor treating the wounded on both sides. In 1917, however, the government rescinded her Medal, along with 910 others which an Army board had found were not properly awarded. About 860 of the rescinded ones had been given to members of the 27th Maine Volunteer Infantry regiment, just for re-enlisting. Those who had been given the Medal were allowed to keep it and wear it, even though it was rescinded. Additional trivia note: Walker’s Medal of Honor was reinstated in 1977 by the Army Board for Correction of Military Records.

Hack Stone

860 Medals of Honor awarded to one Regiment for reenlisting? The bar must have been pretty low back then. When Hack Stone re-enlisted, the Commanding Officer gave him the afternoon off.

Commissioner Wretched

… some of the streets in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, have a secret? Along some of the boulevards in the city, the medians hide deep bunkers with toilets in them. Extending down between eight and ten feet, the bunkers were created in the 1930s as a convenience for city workers who would be out and about all day without access to a bathroom. The bunkers also have nails in the walls for the workers to hang their tools. (Hey, when you gotta go, you gotta go!)

… brandy is the liquor most likely to cause the most severe hangover? (I can imagine the research that went into that finding.)

A Proud Infidel®™

I thought for sure that it was Tekillya (*OOPS!*, Tequila).

Commissioner Wretched

… a popular actor is descended from the man who invented the flush toilet? Kit Harington (born 1986), who played the character of Jon Snow in the series Game of Thrones, is a descendant of Sir John Harington (1561-1612), who is credited with inventing the flush toilet. Sir John created the device for Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) of England, who knighted him for it. (I’d do a joke here, but I try to keep the column away from toilet humor.)

… triskaidekaphobia is not the fear of Friday the 13th? Nope, it’s just the irrational fear of the number thirteen. When you add in Friday, it becomes paraskavedekatriaphobia. Friday the 13th being an unlucky day comes to us from Norse mythology. (Or from people named Jason wearing hockey masks.)

Commissioner Wretched

… you are more likely to have a weird or frightening dream when you’re sleeping on your stomach? People who study such things say it’s because the different sleeping positions put different pressures on your body. Snoozing on your stomach restricts other movements, compared to sleeping on your side or on your back. (And that triple-anchovy pizza with pineapple didn’t help, either.)

… race car drivers lose weight during races? A researcher for NASCAR once determined that during a race, the average driver can lose up to ten pounds of weight by sweating. Despite built-in ventilation, temperatures inside a car during a race can reach 170˚. (Weight isn’t all they lose when they’re heading toward the wall for a crash, either.)

… goats have accents? They bleat according to their social surroundings. (Baaa, y’all.)

Now … you know!


Mr Reese’s confections are my kryptonite. I love them almost as much as I love OAM.

I’d of married Dianna, and treated her like a Queen.

CB shoulda rocked Lucy.

Whiskey River don’t run dry, or as Pappy sez “Essayon”

Dr Walker was a Warrior’s Hero.

Restrooms were needed to drain the effects of Messrs Miller, Pabst, Schlitz et al products.

“Brandy, you’re a fine one, what a headache you’d be…”

Need Sir John to fix this mess Hack Stone left!

My 1st FIRST was on my 13th try.

I have daydreams, about night things…in the middle of the afternoon.

Race drivers have lost credibility with most folks.

Be some goats bleating come December.

Another fine job CW. Your tomes are on my daughters ‘Zon list for my Santy Claws gifts.

Kentucky Wildcats to be tamed by Georgia Bull Dawgs!


Commissioner Wretched

King … that is a fine fine list of additions to the column this week. Thanks so much for the vote of confidence on the book, too!!


The shameless self-promotion of your book has been approved.


A fine gathering of trivia oncet again, CW.
Mucho thanks.

Hack Stone

If you are 45 years old, and your skill set is only worth minimum wage, you made some bad career choices.

If you show up to work on time with a positive attitude for two consecutive weeks, you’ll get a raise. The last time that Hack Stone was paid minimum wage was in High School.

A Proud Infidel®™

SO MANY young people today crave a $30 per hour job while only possessing a $5 per hour work ethic!


Why is average Russian private 36? They draft them right out of high school! (Old joke, truer now.)


On station.


Before I forget….
Here are your ammo prices for this week.

Man, check it out…a bunch running around $0.40 cents.

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I love the shipping score stats they provide. I’m glad you don’t bother with M855/SS109, it’s all junk. I’ve pulled enough of it off the market to do my part in keeping anyone who doesn’t know any better from buying it!

I’ve noticed sometimes there are ‘missed’ items on ammoseek, especially from SGammo. It’s best to check Seek on the reg, refreshing as you go along.

Stack it deep, my friends!


Did you want me to add a particular round to the list? I can post up to 10. SGammo is kinda new to me but I’ve at least heard of it. I haven’t bought anything of late, trying to get rid of my “old” stuff, but I did have to buy have a case of 45ACP recently to use as fish bait or boat anchor.  😒 


No thank you! Keep doing you, was just noticing the care you have placing on the filters (and giving some static, I like 855. To each their own, respectfully!)

SG has good pricing on some stuff and right now the IMI 77 grain SMK (aka The Hebrew Hammer, or Mk Oy,vey Mod Lox) is priced right (in this environment).

Good luck with the 45, supply seems low compared to 9 Goodenuf-er.

Only Army Mom

This is the quickest I’ve seen the WOT in quite a while. Present and accounted for, and honored to be amongst the crowd


It is we that are Honored, and just as pleased as tickled pink punch, to have you as a part of our Merry Band of Miscreanted Ne’er Do Well Deplorables, OAM.


Hi OAM!!!!

*Furiously tries to elbow KoB outta the damn way!*

Only Army Mom

Chip and KoB,
you know I’ll never be able to choose between the two of you. Alas, my inability to make this decision relegates me to a solitary existence, but one filled with dreams of each of you.


OAM in a world full of copies, I am The Original. And having the Chipster in your dreams must be a nightmare. You sleeping on your tummy?

I can be your hero because I am a mighty little man.

Commissioner Wretched

Love the reference to an item in the column, King!


Caught that, didn’t ya. Might not can talk to ya, but I surely talk about you…and use your trivia notes to my advantage.

Working on re-forming a Squad of Nancy Harts. Lee mighta had to surrender, but I didn’t.


AG Merrick Garland has appointed a special prosecutor to investigate Trump. No word about a SP for the Biden crime family. PINO Joe better hope 45 never gets back to the WH. No more Mister Nice Guy. Payback is a dish best served cold.


I’d be totally fine with a Special Prosecutor to investigate Biden. If they find he committed crimes, fantastic – let’s put his ass in jail. If not? Also fantastic – so many people do their best for our country without resorting to crime or corruption; I want to think our leaders are capable of serving honorably too.

I can handle people have different priorities and viewpoints on hot-button issues. That’s fundamentally tied to American individualism, in my opinion. But corruption? Yeah, no matter your politics there, people should be held accountable, period.


the special counsel will still report to Garland, who has ultimate say of whether to bring charges.

So… Not such an independent person, huh?


From Anon’s link:

BREAKING: Attorney General Merrick Garland named a special counsel to oversee the Justice Department’s investigation into the presence of classified documents at Donald Trump’s Florida estate as well as a separate probe involving the Jan. 6 insurrection.


Thanks much.


Could this “special prosecutor ” not be used against anybody who tries to investigate the big guy and/or his family and cohorts?


You must be kidding if you think Garland would appoint someone who is not a dedicated Trump hater. He is undoubtedly a deep state corruptocrat who will follow Garland’s orders.


Democrats’ favorite election strategy will be toast.
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A Proud Infidel®️™️

Twenty-sump’n and I award myself Honorary First once again.


jeff LPH 3 63-66

coming in at 23

Hack Stone

Where in the world is Miguel Almaguer? Seems NBC News has placed in the Jehovah’s Witness Protection Program, because he has not appeared on the network since the retracted story, nor has he made any posts on social media.


Another of the greatest generation has passed. Tom Rice has died at age 101. Tom was a member of the 101st Airborne during WW2. Tom was wounded four times but kept going back for more.
“Well, I didn’t ask for it, haha. I got in the way of it,” joked Rice.

RIP, sir

Tom Rice, national treasure and World War II veteran, dead at age 101 | wtsp.com


Thanks for the post Devtun. Indeed, Rest in Peace good Sir and God be with your family now.

A Proud Infidel®™

He has passed on to go drink Mead from the skulls of fallen enemies amongst his Fellow Warriors in Valhalla.

Rest In Peace, Sir.


BREAKING: Dozens of Documents Linked to Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s Associates will be Unsealed After Judge Rules Public Interest Trumps Privacy

By Jim Hoft
Published November 18, 2022 at 2:40pm

Yeah, gateway pundit link.


Happy weekend!

A Proud Infidel®™

OOH, you triggered the Trigglypuff?


Now you’ve done it, Proud.



Forty Oneth !!!
Nobody else can make that claim tonight !!!
Neener, neener, neener !!!

A Proud Infidel®™

I heard rumor that Phildo still works balls behind some dumpster and some other forgotten, oh well, let’s leave him forgotten and Bernath is still maintaining an altitude of -6 feet.


Fordy-tooth post.

Y’all have a blessed weekend.


Shucks, Forddy-t’ird. API snuck one in on me.


Democrats’ pitch:
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Les Brown & the Elko POW*MIA Awareness Ass.
Another photo for the museum collection.

I found this 2015 photo by accident, with the Fu of Google,
on a false start 2011 Elko POW*MIA page on the Book of the Fake.
It’s the page’s cover photo.

[V-L Rodeo Productions &
POW * MIA Elko Awareness Association
took 1st place in the Commercial Division
for the 2015 Elko Veterans Day Parade!
Thank you to all of our family & friends that joined us!
We are very honored!!]

Pictured (right to left):
Laura Adams – 2019 “spokesperson”
and chief Les Brown Phony Defender (ever since).

Ken Adams – Current “Commander”, and chief bling seller.

Les Brown – Past Commander, sporting his vest with phony bling.
E-8 MSG in shiny brass, check.
CIB – Combat Infantry Badge, check.
Desert Storm Veteran patch, check.

Source link. Leads to photo source post as well.

2015 Les Brown and 2 Adams 3 arrows.jpg

Still nothing on the 2023 Chili Feed.

The Elko POW*MIA Awareness Ass
bagged the 2022 Elko Veterans Day Parade.

The entire chapter of vests…. called in sick.

They can identify a desert bug,
but not a desert phony.

2022 Veterans Day post dated November 10 Elko POWMIA.jpg

For a change of pace from the “Recent Comments” list…
Enjoy some updates on 1 of our favorite phonies.
Certainly the 2nd most favorite dearly departed phony.
And his hive that survives.

Hack Stone

Hack Stone has seen a lot of Recruiters do some really stupid shit while out on the street, but kidnapping rape and murder is one that you don’t see too often.



The needle is too good for this POS.

KoB has a recipe to solve problems, f’rget to write it down but I nos ‘sum sembly quired’


A real gunfighter talking about real gunfighter shit. The M5 is a solution for a problem that don’t exist.

Rolling out the gate 9 Pax deep, 3 Vics, heading into the bad part of town… the 10 mags on me with 10 more in the ‘oh shit grab-n-go RTO bag’ was a comfort I wouldn’t deprive others of.

(content warning: hand movements and real war footage)


Now, an M4A1 in 7.62 NATO (there are AR platforms made for that) with 30rd mags… I’d put up with the weight.

Hack Stone

Hack just saw this one on Fox News. Next time let’s get Daniel Bernath, Bradley Manning and Hunter Biden some recognition.



I scooped you. But damn I’m glad the company kept is similarly feathered.

Dashed Dan on a teletron? {shutter}

Edit: Master Sergeant Soup Sam’itch?!

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Hack Stone

They would need a Jumbotron monitor to display someone like The Round Ranger.