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November 18, 2018


President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA





Wallace said he was going to go aftef trump about journalists not being the enemy of the people, according to Howard Kurtz.

I replied to Kurtz:

Is Chris Wallace a #journalist or an opinion writer? -- If he presumes to be a journalist who makes it clear to @realDonaldTrump "enemy of the people attacks go to far" he lost credibility as a journalist, is mislabeled, and may just be an enemy of the people. #FakeNews defined.


Real #Journalists approach a story with all their skills and little baggage.


Really enjoying the Final Table at the 2018 World Series of Poker. The last 2 players are a German and an American, both young guys, and exchanging huge pots back and forth each hand. Winner takes home $10 Million.


Brutally cold temperatures could stifle Black Friday sales

Maybe fewer trampling deaths?

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA


Ocasio-Cortez was asked what her password was and she said...

When asked why such a long password she replied..
"Well, it has 8 characters and at least one Capital..."


VDH is on live with Mark Levin on FOX all Hour. He's excellent, and it's only 4 minutes into the show. Come on over.


From last thread:

daddy - I read that article that Iggy posted about the fires. It made my heart rate increase to think of those people trapped with wind whipping the smoke and flames all around them.

One of the commenters posted this which I found outrageous in a "how stupid can you be" sort of way.

The Forest service has prevented people from collecting firewood from its lands for 40 years. It stacks dead wood in piles 20 ft high and 40+ feet long. sometimes there are multiple stacks of firewood every 300 ft.
When firewood is saved for forest fires, it makes big hot fires.

Captain Hate

Since this is the earliest day Thanksgiving can be, there should be plenty of shopping opportunities.

And fuck that pinch faced scold, Chris Wallace, who headed up the bandwagon to badger the DJT people in 2016 to drop out of the race to prevent a horrible landslide loss. Some of us remember that, Chris; so fuck you in particular.

Beerstock 2018 Autumn Edition officially ends with this:


President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Kinda random but scenes from the construction of the Mackinaw Bridge (note: no sound).
What a tremendous project!


Sounds like the Park Service is managed by Cotton Mather.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--A video from another angle showed she had a pretty bad collision on the track just before flying through the air.--

Yeah jimmy, another driver said a guy in front of her braked early for the turn they were approaching and she had nowhere to go, which is what turned her around in the first place.


Yes this jhavala character seems to have screwed up, any fool knows you don't break excessively in a turn like that right. You decelerate.



Park Service has been operating under restrictions which were passed during the Clinton Administration.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--The Forest service has prevented people from collecting firewood from its lands for 40 years. It stacks dead wood in piles 20 ft high and 40+ feet long. sometimes there are multiple stacks of firewood every 300 ft.
When firewood is saved for forest fires, it makes big hot fires.--

This whole fire thing is one of those cases where you realize how bad the press is and how little people know when it's something you're familiar with.
What she's complaining about is actually the very thing people are screaming to be done. It's not firewood. When the forest service does a thinning job nowadays the trees are brought to the landing whole and the tops and limbs are stacked in huge piles which are later burnt in the fall, winter and spring. They drag the whole tree out of the woods to reduce fuel loads by leaving the tops and limbs where the trees fall. Moreover piles of dead wood don't do much to advance a fire. Research actually shows dead trees are less of a fire hazard than green ones. That's because their needles quickly fall off just leaving a bare tree to burn. What spreads a fire are the embers from green needles that are carried hundreds of feet n the air and up to a mile ahead of the flames to start spot fires ahead of the main front and often behind containment lines.
The intensity of some of the fires could be reduced with enough thinning but more importantly prescribed burning, but the effect would not be as great as some people think.
The real problem is people. People cause most fires. Three times as many people cause three times as many fires. Three of four times as many people living in the woods means firefighters standing around trying to save houses or people rather than containing the fire.
Many more firefighters and rapid response, all weather air assets to hit fires in those first few critical hours would make the most difference IMO.
There are just too many acres to treat effectively.


The IDF is issuing leather free combat boots and wool free hats to soldiers who register as vegan so they won't be harming any living creatures. I don't know what a vegan assault rifle looks like.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

The Park Service only manages National parks. The Forest Service manages many times the area the Park Service does.
The Park Service is actually much more likely to let low intensity fires burn, because they have so few residents to worry about. Yosemite very often let's lightning strike fires burn themselves out if they're not threatening the Valley and aren't too, too hot.
The Forest Service doesn't have the resources to manage the amount of land it has.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Do they issue them blanks so they don't harm any living Pali creatures?


A bit of transcript between VDH and Mark Levin. The particular topic being addressed is today's Journalism:

Levin: ...could it be his very existence, (Trump) he fights back, he calls them out by name? He'll go after the media outlet. he'll say "Fake News" and ""this particular organization is the enemy of the people?

VDH: I think so. We're accustomed to "sources say," and "an anonymous and unnamed person said" and we know in a lot of those cases that just didn't happen. A person writes a creative story and calls it Journalism. Then they hide behind this facade that we are Journalists and we are professionals and we are from a hallowed Edward R Murrow tradition which is true, but it's like a chain and the weakest link destroys it. They haven't done anything in their generation to honor the people who gave them that generation, and they are actually traitors to that tradition. A guy like Jim Acosta goes to those Press Conferences with Sarah Sanders and his point is "How can I virtue signal to the people in the room that I'm morally superior, how can I make her stut