Weekend Open Thread

| October 11, 2019 | 155 Comments

Hungry rabbit, or an industrious rabbit? (Dave Semmens)

Bugs Bunny was a buck? Male rabbits are called bucks, female rabbits are called does, and baby rabbits are called kittens. The females, from among the kittens, could get pregnant within a few months of their birth. Since rabbit pregnancies last a month and can result in up to 14 kittens, they have the “be fruitful and multiply” action down pat. Enjoy your weekend.

Category: Open thread

Comments (155)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    Second

  2. ChipNASA says:

    Third bitches!!
    YAY

    • ChipNASA says:

      Forth.
      5 minutes early you beee-yo-atches.

      • 5th/77th FA says:

        De’s tryin’ to gets sneaky wid it of late. Do believe my man VOV was watchin to see when my 1st was gonna drop before he pounced. Maybe he’s lookin’ out for the old KoB.

        Another 2fer in the mix. The hot wings and boiled peanuts are up lads and lassies. Cold bears and top shelf whiskey all around!

        King Of Battle Rules again on the Coveted Friday TAH Weekend Open Thread!

        SUFFER!!!

        • Ex-PH2 says:

          Speaking of wings, for those who can’t eat chiles – a huge defect, I know – you can do something else with chicken wings and still enjoy them:

          1 – Cook them and then smother them in a good BBQ sauce
          2 – Roast them in the oven at 375F, seasoned with garlic salt, pepper and onion powder and tossed with dried thyme and oregano
          3 – Deep fry them in oil of your choice after brining, coating, dipping in buttermilk and rolling in seasoned flour

          Whatever you do, make it tasty and something that everyone can enjoy.

          • SFC D says:

            I’ve taken to seasoning wings and drummies with some of these guys finest, and tossing them in the air fryer.

            https://fragoutflavor.com/

          • Sparks says:

            So then, Ex-PH2, since you are the Queen AND King of all things kitchen, with my grocery bag full of fresh apples, tell me how to make homemade applesauce. Not that thin, runny weak sauce but the stuff with some chunks in it, like my long-deceased Aunt use to make. Please, M’lady…please.

            • Ex-PH2 says:

              Okay. There are variations on this, but it’s basically a coarse chop of the apples instead of pureeing them after you cook them.

              Ingredients:
              8 cups chopped peeled tart apples (about 3-1/2 pounds)
              1/2 cup packed brown sugar
              1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
              2 teaspoons vanilla extract

              Directions:
              In a Dutch oven, combine apples, brown sugar and cinnamon.

              Cover and cook over medium-low heat 30-40 minutes or until apples are tender, stirring occasionally.

              Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Mash apples slightly if desired. Use a hand-held potato masher for this. Works just fine, gives you a coarse chop.

              Do NOT use the Cuisinart thingie, because it purees them.

              Serve warm or cold.

              Nutrition Facts: 1/2 cup: 157 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 3g fiber), 0 protein.

          • Lars Taylor's Narcissism says:

            Message to everyone. Do not eat chiles if you can not trust your farts. Do not make my mistake. The embarrassment is double.

            Now, where did my talisman go?

        • Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

          5th, everybody needs a solid wingman to protect their flank…well done

  3. Sparks says:

    God bless and keep you all and your families. Have a wonderful weekend and know you too, are my family and a closer family than some blood. We share in common, things others do not know nor could ever appreciate. So thank you all for being part of my family.

    • Roh-Dog says:

      Right back at ya.

      • 5th/77th FA says:

        ^this^ Well said Sparks, and the sentiments of many of us here and most probably many of the lurkers that read/follow and never comment. We are blessed to have one another.

    • Wilted Willy says:

      Amen Sparks, I don’t know what I would do without this great bunch of dickweeds and weedets! You have all meant the world to me!
      Go get the posers and fry them!!

    • Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

      It’s why we love you Sparks!

      A reminder that family isn’t only shared DNA, it’s those who share our lives or our experiences. It’s a common bond of service to something larger than oneself and the attendant sacrifice we all understand. Thank you for that reminder.

      I’m not a religious guy, but I believe I’m blessed to have a great extended family that includes the folks here at TAH all of whom have been generous of spirit and time in reading my thoughts and offering their opinions on the same. As I wrote to Jonn some time back finding this site was a most serendipitous moment, it was a place where I instantly felt at home where I fit in easily and quickly and where I could speak my mind and be challenged for doing so. I hope others feel the same.

  4. Frankie Cee says:

    I have been busy, having to find a new place to commit my “Property Security/ Caretaker” thing, and trying to find the funds to enable me to buy another older, used, travel trailer, (<<my preferred place of residence). I interviewed with several in my area, (where 40% of elementary students are of active duty military families), and selected one. That they have children had me have them do a full background check on me, and check a handful of references. There is much to be said about being "squeaky clean". They approved, and I accepted, keeping me in the same county that I have been in for 7 or so years, where I work elections as a "deputized bailiff" at a voting precinct. What I have NOT accomplished is finding all the funds that I need. Several here dropped some money in the bucket, and it was appreciated. If anyone else is risking having too much money laying around, I would take it off your hands, use it most wisely, and thank you profusely. This is the Go Fund Me link, and shows the trailer that has served me well for 54 months, but has wall rot, from a previous owner's neglect of the roof. I am not sure it will survive another move, and could well end up being stripped, scrapped, leaving me with a 25 foot flatbed hay trailer. Thanks for reading, and thanks for all that you do. Currahee!
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/dogs-and-i-need-a-new-house?pc=fb_co_campmgmtbnr_w&rcid=r01-156909432324-164732359dcc4448&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_lico%2Bbanner&fbclid=IwAR0FEgXtRJvi3zQCQS6QgDF4TZ6KhE5TmRuyJ4WtHWcBdA5lMd6_rF-Usgo

  5. Commissioner Wretched says:

    So here we go again … I’m thrilled that so many of you look forward to the column each week! Hope you like this one!

    DID YOU KNOW…?
    Did a man once eat an airplane?
    By Commissioner Wretched

    During the summer, there was a big brouhaha concerning an online plan to have about a million people invade Area 51 in the Nevada desert. The tag line for the plan was, “They can’t arrest all of us!”

    No, they couldn’t … but they sure could shoot all of those silly enough to try it.

    If you don’t know about it, Area 51 is a super-top-secret military base not far from Las Vegas. It’s so super-top-secret that its existence was not even acknowledged by the government until just a couple of years ago, even though everybody knew it was there.

    How secret is it? If you approach the base on any of the dirt or paved roads leading up to it, you see – from at least a couple of miles out – signs warning you to turn around immediately or risk being shot. If you fly an airplane anywhere near or above it, you get one radio warning to leave, then they open fire. (Restricted airspace, they call it.)

    I don’t know what is going on there, but if they’re going to those extremes, they don’t want you to find out.

    The fellow who started the “invasion” silliness eventually admitted it was a joke, but it could have gone very, very badly.

    That never happens with trivia, of course … you’re more than welcome here! Pull up a chair from a flying saucer and let’s get into this week’s trivia.

    Did you know …

    … the Earth is hit by a solar superstorm about once every 150 years? And there really isn’t much that can be done to protect ourselves from them. That they happen so far apart is the good news. The bad news is, the last big one hit in 1859. That’s 160 years ago. We’re overdue. The 1859 solar storm was strong enough to knock out the then-nascent telegraph lines crisscrossing the country, and even caused some telegraphers’ keys to spark and shock them. If something like that happened today, it is estimated that the damage done to our wired world would take trillions of dollars to fix, and would essentially plunge the world back to the mid-19th century in terms of technology. (Just what I need – a solar flare knocking out my almost nonexistent bank account.)

    … whales dream? What they dream about – and how we know they do – I have no idea. (You’d be in a whale of a predicament if you tried to find out how whales dream, wouldn’t you?)

    … only about 43% of Americans have $1,000 or more in their savings account? (Savings account? What’s that?)

    … a man once ate an airplane? Michel Lotito (1950-2007) made something of a name for himself from eating just about anything. As a public performance, Lotito used his eating disorder – pica, which is characterized by an appetite for things that are not food – to great advantage. But it was in 1978 that Lotito began the culminating meal of his career, a Cessna 150 aircraft. He didn’t eat it all in one sitting, of course; the airplane was disassembled, cut up, the metal ground down to metal filings, and as for the tires, they were cut into small pieces and stewed. Lotito drank mineral oil preparatory to his bizarre meals, and would drink a lot of water while eating the metal bits. It took Lotito two years to consume the airplane. (I’m trying to come up with an airplane-related indigestion joke here, but I got nothing.)

    … there is an animal that can survive in the vacuum of outer space? The tardigrade, also called the water bear, is a microscopic animal that is able to slow its metabolism down almost to nothing. It can enter such a state for years at a time, without eating, drinking, or breathing. This enables them also to resist extreme temperatures, lack of water, and they can even survive in the vacuum of space.

    … the national orchestra of the nation of Monaco has more members than the country’s army? (Yeah, but can the army perform “Beethoven’s Fifth”?)

    … there’s an island full of wild monkeys off the coast of South Carolina? It’s called Morgan Island, and humans are not allowed there. (Monkeys are, however, allowed to leave, especially if they want to either run for political office or manage huge corporations.)

    … collars on men’s dress shirts used to be detachable? The idea was to save on laundry costs, as the collar of the shirt normally got the dirtiest due to sweat.

    … the Sanskrit word for war, gavisti, actually means “desire for more cows?” (How a-moo-sing.)

    … the oldest copyrighted motion picture in the United States showed a man in the act of sneezing? Not surprisingly, the 1894 movie is called “The Sneeze.” (Bless you!)

    … actor Nicolas Cage (born 1964) once bought a pet octopus because he believed it would help him with his acting? (It didn’t.)

    … a group of parrots is called a “pandemonium?” (No comment.)

    … stop signs were originally yellow? The first stop sign as we know it appeared in Detroit in 1915. It was yellow, and for the first few years the octagonal sign could pretty much appear in any color. In the 1920s, yellow was selected as the official color, because it would have the greatest amount of visibility day or night. In 1954, the advent of fade-resistant paint made coating the stop signs in red feasible, and with brightening headlights the red sign was easier to spot. (Now if we can only convince everybody to obey them!)

    … the average American throws away $640 worth of food every year? (Chew on that a while.)

    Now … you know!

    • Frankie Cee says:

      “only about 43% of Americans have $1,000 or more in their savings account?”
      I used to live from paycheck to paycheck, but have improved myself, now living Direct deposit to Direct deposit.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Another Carrington event (solar flare EMP hitting Earth directly) has been discussed elsewhere several times.

      When it does happen, I hope it’s in the North American summer time.

      • Roh-Dog says:

        And if it doesn’t, have 730k (one person/year) calories saved thusly:
        -8 gallons of oil (corn is usually cheapest)
        -5 5 gallon pails of white rice*
        -4 5 gallon pails of beans*
        -multivitamins
        -salt (water softener or pool is cheap, look for NaCl)
        -canned meat/beefstew as you see fit.
        -seeds
        Too easy. A solar storm means I’ll catch up on my reading list.

      • NHSparky says:

        No, you definitely don’t want it hitting in summer.

        Think the heatwave in France ~15 years ago that killed 20k+, only on a LOT bigger scale.

        And then consider food spoilage, etc.

        No country is more than 3 days away from total breakdown, and that might be generous.

        • Ex-PH2 says:

          That’s true. Last year, my fridge broke down – bad freezer cycle circuit board – last summer in the middle of July, when it finally got hot (of course!). I had to buy ice to keep things cold and throw a lot of other things out. But there was so much canned/dry stuff that it didn’t matter, except that chicken had to be tossed.

          I now buy canned chicken for such emergencies.

        • thebesig says:

          I’ve been tracking global weather since 2007. Despite the media’s hyperventilating over heatwaves, I’ve noticed that summers have been trending less hot than before. The heatwaves we’ve been getting in my area brought summers up to what used to be normal. Other than that, it was “What summer?”

          Winters, on the other hand, have started earlier, lasted longer, and have been getting colder.

          Not much was reported on the European deep freeze of 2012. This had casualties as well, I believe up to 600. The availability of heaters, and more people being indoors, helped keep the death rate from being higher.

          They came close to having rolling blackouts… The governments had to force the public to ration their heater use. Had their power grids failed, the death toll could’ve been higher.

          It’s colder during this part of the decade, and winter got an early start… With the first snowstorms hitting in September in the U.S. Winter had already been in progress elsewhere in the Northern Hemisphere before that.

          A rolling blackout this winter would risk more deaths this winter than in 2012.

          Many of the casualties in the European heatwave were elderly and others who didn’t have a proper hydration plan. The North American Heatwave of 1936 was worse, where triple-digit temperatures extended into three Canadian provinces, but the casualty rates were not as high… Between 5 to 6 thousand.

          We could increase hydration and stay indoors to help combat a heatwave if the power goes out. Beating back the cold in the middle of a power outage during a deep freeze would be a little more challenging.

    • Sparks says:

      If something like that happened today, it is estimated that the damage done to our wired world would take trillions of dollars to fix, and would essentially plunge the world back to the mid-19th century in terms of technology.

      So in short, it would be AOC’s New Green Deal. No carbon footprints. Net-zero emissions and we’re all back to tee-pee living. Msss. Bronx just can’t wait.

      • Ex-PH2 says:

        And because some of us do not rely on hi-tech junk, we’d be better off than the current crop of twits who do.

        That’s why I keep my great grandmother’s oil lamps, instead of tossing them out. I can manage. I can start my stove with kitchen matches. And I detest all those convenient appliances that do everything for you, including opening metal food cans.

        That reminds me: get new wicks for those old lamps and check the lamp oil.

        • Graybeard says:

          We’ve been through a couple of hurricanes that had similar effects, albeit just a few days, not months.

          As long as my “camp shed” that has our old camping gear is intact, we are in decent shape. (Every ‘experienced’ Scouter has something like this – where we’ve accumulated backpacks, camp stoves, dutch ovens, entrenching tools, axes, knives, sleeping bags, tents… you get the idea.)

          In the event of another Carrington event, then the supply of fur-wrapped meat would quickly run out. We might end up thankful for feral hogs… might.

          • 11B-Mailclerk says:

            No need for a Carrington Event. California is already at the point of massive blackouts as the new normal.

            • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

              Yeah I read about that myself. Why not let it happen to locales like LA, San Foo-foo and Berzerkely and see just how quickly they go apeshit on each other while blaming President Trump?

              • 11B-Mailclerk says:

                The predictable result of city blackouts is exactly why the city-states will not be told to bear that burden.

                That disparity is going to stick in a whole bunch of craws. Many will say “F this crap.” and foot-vote elsewhere to a functional state.

                Others will get more politically active. However, the Party has ensured that there is no real alternative to Proggy/Loon rule. More foot-voting.

                And at some point, the ProggyLoons notice that their economy cannot function on a handful of billionaires, sixty million serfs, and no real middle class. Oh, and a plague of PartyProggyLoons to “run” it all.

                They are well on their way to Venezuelaville.

                • Fyrfighter says:

                  The problem is, when they “foot vote”, they come here to Colorado, and vote in the same stupid shit that ruined Cali..They truly are a plague of locusts

                  • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

                    Which IMHO gracefully confirms my theory that liberals and liberalism are not unlike a parasitic infection, they infest one place, render it unliveable and once they do so, they migrate elsewhere and repeat what they’ve done. Take a look at California, then they infested Oregon and Washington, and now they’re infesting Colorado, much like a leech will find another host after killing the previous one.

                  • Graybeard says:

                    They’re doing that in Texas – specifically the City of Austin, although they’re working on Houston as well.

                    Their inability to link cause and effect is astounding.

            • Graybeard says:

              Hasn’t California been designated as a 3rd or 4th-world country by the UN?

              • Perry Gaskill says:

                Actually, if California was a country, it would be considered to have the fifth largest economy in the world at $2.7 Trillion annual GDP. One that’s slightly ahead of the UK. Texas’ economy at $1.6 Trillion annual GDP would be considered tenth, or roughly similar to South Korea.

            • Ex-PH2 says:

              PG&E is intentionally shutting off power to its customers to “prevent more fires from starting.”

              Obviously, if they’d just trim back the trees, like we do here in the Real World, the problem would likely go away.

              • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

                You can’t even prune a tree in the PR of CA without a screeching mob of tree-huggers like these kooks in NC, I’d love to make them watch the Timber Receiving Point of any paper mill!

              • Perry Gaskill says:

                I’d venture that PG&E has more of a failing infrastructure problem than it does a tree trimming problem. When the Camp Fire happened last year that destroyed the town of Paradise, the problem was traced to a piece of hardware used to suspend an insulator from a transmission tower. This caused the transmission line to fall to the ground. The aging hardware and tower had first been installed sometime around 1918, and never been replaced.

                The location was in a remote area of the Sierras with terrain too steep and available trails too narrow to allow access by fire engines.

    • Sparks says:

      “… whales dream? What they dream about – and how we know they do – I have no idea. (You’d be in a whale of a predicament if you tried to find out how whales dream, wouldn’t you?)”

      Interesting, but long proven to be true. It has been proven for several years now that whales do indeed dream. They dream vividly and nearly the same as humans. How do we know?

      Because Hillary “The Pantsuit” McCankles dreamed she would be President. She has even spoken of using medication to help her sleep so her staff doesn’t have to roll her over every two hours and douse her with saltwater.

    • thebesig says:

      To add damage to injury, with regards to the Carrington Event, the earth’s magnetic field is getting weaker. With winters getting colder, starting earlier, and lasting longer, I’m with Ex above. If it happens, it hopefully happens in the summer.

      We’re more vulnerable now as we’re more dependent on the things that would be affected if such a storm were to happen.

      There were once in a lifetime observable events though. In the aftermath of the solar superstorm of 1859, the sky was “lit up” and they saw northern lights as far south as Cuba.

      However, could you imagine what the aftermath would be like now, given people’s current attitudes and our dependency on current technology and on electronics?

      https://www.history.com/news/a-perfect-solar-superstorm-the-1859-carrington-event

      • Ex-PH2 says:

        I have checked with Ace Hardware on non-electric heating equipment. They offer indoor kerosene heaters for a reasonable cost, and the size is small enough to not make them a nuisance.

        Seriously, we are only a few steps away from the 19th century, but most of our generation could handle it. I can only imagine tech-hippies in large cities – how they’d survive. No phones getting charged, no tablets working, no stoves lighting for them, no microwaves, no stores offering a warm place to stay with food…. Then I start giggling.

        I think the 2011 blizzard in the Midwest that moved east and buried Boston was a warning. I don’t take nuffin’ for granted any more.

      • Ex-PH2 says:

        In the news last night, the entire Great Lakes system is going to accumulate an extra 11 inches of water over this fall and winter, mostly from precipitation and inadequate runoff channels. That means that some of the rivers may have to be dredged a bit and the bridges that they flow under reinforced.

        Oh! That means JOBS, doesn’t it?

        Gosh, that also means that all those people who like to jog along the lake shore will be forced to move up above the breakwater levels. Might even see higher and rougher surf, too. How inconvenient.

        Supposed to be warm and wet in my area this winter, but “warm” can mean ‘not below 20F’ and wet can mean more slop storms and power outages.

    • thebesig says:

      The lander that Israel sent to the moon, which crashed onto the moon, had water bears.

      The Navy also has its own “Area 51” that comes with its tales of UFO and “Unidentified Underwater Objects”. These behaved like UFOs but operated both underwater and in the air.

    • George V says:

      ” (I’m trying to come up with an airplane-related indigestion joke here, but I got nothing.)”

      The poop didn’t hit the propeller – it WAS the propeller!

  6. I suddenly saw the WOT and I couldn’t get my fumbling fingers to go fast enough to even get Jeff. I kept getting the letter I after the f. I give up and I’ll let the Pros take the load for the WOT’S in the future.

  7. Hack Stone says:

    Since this is a holiday weekend, will there be a change in schedule of Phil Monkress of All Points Logistics working balls this weekend?

  8. Frankie Cee says:

    Over at Social media, I was just talking to our old friend, Valkyrie, and suggested that she “drop over to TAH,. catch the Weekend Open Thread, and throw some kisses.” She is alive and well, (<<<Umm, Physically healthy well, I can't vouch for her mental health.)

  9. OAE CPO USN Ret says:

    Joe Cryer the Chippendale phony SEAL update.

    1. It appears that his membership in the DRG has been revoked. How’s that you say? Well, just about everything that HeWhOsHaLlNoTbEnAmEd ever posted on Joe’s facebook page has been deleted. HeWhOsHaLlNoTbEnAmEd missed a few things, but that’s ok. I’m sure there’s screenshots out there somewhere.

    Wait, there’s more!

    2. According to Vinelink.com, Joe’s inmate status is listed as being transferred from the jail. His location is listed as “Unknown”.

    But wait there’s still more!

    3. Ol’ Joe had a competency hearing on 10/9/19. The result of that hearing was “Defendant Found Incompetent to Stand Trial”. Followed by ” Commitment to MDH”. My google-fu tells me that MDH = Maryland Dept of Health. Which means he’s probably in the Daniel A Bernath Memorial Wing of the local nuthouse wearing the finest of paper clothing and enjoying a cocktail of something to help get his mind somewhere within 90 degrees of normal.

    In other news, HeWhOsHaLlNoTbEnAmEd is still running his bullshit TAH site on the Iceland servers as well as keeping up a Jonn Lilyea FB page, and a couple other FB pages to spew his bullshit lies.

    That’s all folks!

  10. Roh-Dog says:

    I forgot it is Friday. King of Battle reigns again, congrats.
    Have a great weekend y’all!
    If you’re so inclined please say a prayer for the Republic.

  11. Ex-PH2 says:

    I saw something posted by someone (elsewhere) in which he said some ecohippie trying to argue “climate disaster” called him a Factmonger.

    I thought that was delightful enough to be something destined for tee-shirt wear. It is applicable to all walks of life, you know, including when you run into one of those poor things known as hoplophobes.

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      Factmonger…

      Sounds like a comic book villain.

      FM: “Actually (waves hand) you cannot do that. It violates the laws of physics.”

      SuperHero: (flails and jumps, to no effect) “What? Suddenly I am powerless!”

      Publisher: “What? NO!! You’re killing our profits!”

      FM: “Nope. (Waves hand) Actually, your crappy SJW storylines did that.”

      SH and Pub: (unison) “you fiend!!”.

  12. Bim says:

    Final Update on JUSTIN AARON PAISLEY, Fake retired Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant and dog handler who isn’t worthy enough to suck a fart out of the ass of Chesty XV, The Marine Corps mascot.

    As you may recall, TAH and MP outed this rubber-of-red-rockets last year: https://valorguardians.com/blog/?p=81322

    The local news also covered him twice, First time just after MP did ( https://valorguardians.com/blog/?p=82723) and a second time this past February, when he decided to open a different dog training school using the same MO ( https://denver.cbslocal.com/2019/02/03/justin-paisley-k9-trainer-parker-military-marine-claim/ ).

    It looks like he went into hiding after that, and was sighted down in Arizona. He still kept taking deposits for people in need of dog training (and absconding), so just after Labor Day the Parker CO police decided they had enough of Mr. Clogged-anal-gland and put out warrants for him. https://denver.cbslocal.com/2019/09/02/justin-paisley-arrest-warrant/

    So, what did Mr. Scooch-his-ass-on-the-living-room-floor do? Did he turn himself in and apologize? No, he did the one thing that was easiest for him and hard for everyone else around him: he cancelled all his future birthdays. Here’s his Obit: https://www.danielsfuneral.com/notices/Justin-Paisley

    After reading about his life, I see a family hurting and trying to understand what happened. Although I think he is a complete shit, I can’t help but feel bad for the people that knew him and had to put up with him, especially his daughter Jasmine (you’ll find a loving note to her ‘Marine Corps Dad’ in one of the gallery pics in the first link). Not only has she lost her father, she loses whatever idolization she had for him when she notices that there’s no funeral detail, honor guard, or veterans cemetery – and no little girl deserves all that betrayal and pain.

    EABOD, Justin. May you endure an eternity of watching real heroes living in paradise and drinking from a river of Rum while you are forcibly hollowed out and used as a prophylactic by a thorny-cocked Ceribus.

  13. LC says:

    In today’s episode of ‘shit going from bad to worse’, apparently Turkey accidentally shelled a small number of US Special Forces in the area – story developing still, so we’ll see:

    https://www.newsweek.com/us-troops-syria-turkey-1464727

  14. Graybeard says:

    Well, top 40-ish I ‘spose.

    Did a lot of substitute teaching this week – lot of nasties of the viral/bacterial kind going around. Not to be confused with the even nastieries of the lower life forms – such as “Alaska Bob” Glaves et al.

    Hoping to get some hog and/or squirrel hunting in soon. Weather is a good temp for it today – 50’s in the GB Compound AO.

    Y’all have a great weekend.

  15. Bim says:

    Admin:

    Waz up? Some of my posts seem be getting moderated and removed. I sent in a status update on a fake Marine with some links in it. Could your software have kicked it out because I’m going through a VPN?

  16. Perry Gaskill says:

    Weekend trivia:

    Those who spent any time in Vietnam might remember those tiny three-wheeled trucks used for anything from hauling farm goods-to-market to the local version of a taxi. Usually, they were referred to as a “Lambretta” to distinguish them from a three-wheeled “Cyclo” people mover.

    As it happens, the formal name for the small three-wheeled trucks is the type model Innocenti Lambro.

    For those who, understandably, have no idea what I’m talking about, check out the hat-tip link via Hemmings to a photo taken in Paris circa 1967, in which an Innocenti Lambro features among the roundabout scrum in the bottom center.

    https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2019/10/11/paris-1967/

  17. Valkyrie says:

    Just wanted to drop by and say hello to all my old friends! I’ll be back soon! Smooches!

  18. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    #85 and Honorary First once again.

    ((((OVER))))

  19. Ex-PH2 says:

    Remember the El Paso shooter a few weeks ago? His excuse for his rampage is that we are all damaging the environment and he wanted to reduce the population. Not kidding. Read the article.

    https://quillette.com/2019/08/15/the-bigotry-of-environmental-pessimism/

  20. Commissar says:

    By abandoning the Kurds we forced our best allies in the Middle East to become allied with Russia and Syria.

    Why is that Trump is consistently doing what is in Russia’s interests?

    He is even telling the Ukraine to make a deal with Russia to allow Russia to keep the Crimea.

    The claim he is “tough” on Russia is bullshit.

    • Roh-Dog says:

      Jesus wept. On a human-to-human level, I love you, but ffs please put down the glue.
      “[T]the Kurds” are not a homogeneous group, and you know this. Some factions are terrorists and have committed war crimes worthy of scorn. Hell, even when the US Military was heavily involved with Kurdish affairs in Kirkuk they used a power vacuum as an opportunity to use violence to garner political cashe.
      I’m concerned you’re not seeing the larger picture here. Turkey has millions of displaced persons with in her borders and has three (ok, 4) options in which to deal with them;
      -send them back
      -send them into Europe
      -keep them (the sub-option is genocide, which historically Turkey is pretty good at)
      So, given our inherited entanglement with the Turks, what are we to do? I agree this sucks, I like the warrior spirit of the Kurds, honestly I’ve found the bulk of them to be great people, but if they strive for an independent state, THEY have to make one.
      This is just another reason for them to get serious about doing so, the world would be better for it.

      • Ex-PH2 says:

        I’ve seen plenty of wide open unsettled space available in the Caucus. Maybe the Peshmerga could go there, and even better yet, the KKK commie Kurds in Syria could just head for the hills and do their thing there.

        Originally, the Kurds were given a homeland by Sykes-Picot. But the Turks – well, you know how they are. They tried to wipe out the Armenians. I met an Armenian guy at his art supply store. He carried a brand I used a lot. Nice guy, grateful to be in a free country when he wasn’t threatened with murder by his neighbors.

    • Commie-Tsar says:

      My talisman (THE FLACCID MICROMINI PENIS OF TRUTH) directed me to post that remark… while holding it between the index and middle fingers of my left hand!

      ORANGE. MAN. BAD.
      ORANGE. MAN. BAD.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Well, that didn’t last long. Thank God for small favors!!! Happy Saturday!!!!

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      JESUS LOVES YOU, but I and most everyone else here thinks you’re a brainwashed asshole.

  21. The Other Whitey says:

    Just sitting on a ridgetop in Mariposa eating my lunch and watching Hueys and Chinooks dropping on a handful of remaining smokes inside the black. The hike up here sucked, but the view is nice and I have cell signal.

    I love the sound of Hueys in the morning.

    • Fyrfighter says:

      Sounds fun TOW! Be safe out there brother!

      Figure you’ll get a laugh out of this, on Wed, we had a simultaneous freeze warning, AND a Red Flag warning.. got 4 inches of snow on Thurs, and we’re already back at moderate fire danger, probably be high tomorrow

  22. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    This should be interesting to see:

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/10/project_veritas_announces_major_undercover_expos_of_cnn_next_week.html

    I wonder to what lengths CNN will go to stop this from being seen…

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      The question is how WILL they try to stop it?

      I know how corrupt the media is, as a business, in this country. I also know how vainglorious they are, and how much they act like a pack of hyenas (no offense meant to real hyenas) trying to take down a wildebeest. But it is also true that when people like the current crop of newsies get on a roll, their egos take over and they fail to sense any danger approaching.

      After all, who was it started the execution of the French aristocracy, and who was it met the same fate because the Committee was fed up with his crap when he tried to start that up again?

      Evil has a way of swallowing itself. We must be watchful.

      I will keep an eye out for that.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      Most of the American news Media has been corrupt and partisan for decades, IMHO it’s past time that they harvested what they’ve sown!

    • Perry Gaskill says:

      At this point, I’m not sure of how much of a shocker O’Keefe will be able to come up with.

      For example, it would not be a surprise to me if Anderson Cooper went full moon-bat tomorrow, and decided to perform a Mayan fertility ritual dance in Times Square wearing only a feather head-dress and a ballerina tutu. Such a thing would then be tearfully reported by Rachel Maddow as a fearless gesture by a journalism colleague who has decided to take up performance art in order to fight the global warming crisis on behalf of indigenous people-of-color.

      Praise for Cooper’s art would also be lavished by Joe Scarborough, who would then demand that Cooper get a Pulitzer Prize not only for the boldness of leading the fight against the immediate disaster of climate change, but also for the fashion-forward courage of wearing a tutu in public…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *