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December 29, 2018

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sbwaters

Ooh! First again.

Been on duty with relatives. Will catch up sometime.

daddy

And Polk's wife was hot as a firecracker!

daddy

“The American people have demanded action to combat the climate crisis, which threatens our public health, our economy, our national security and the whole of God’s creation,” the Democrat’s statement reads.

I am outraged at Dem Politician's trying to use "God" to justify their political motives. Where is the separation between Church and State? Where is the ACLU? Where is Atheism.com? How can these slope-headed, Leftist Neanderthals be spouting such mythical tripe as if they actually believe it? Where is the insta-condemnation from the usual suspects? Next thing you know they'll be trying to tell us they love guns and have pick-up trucks to carry their Bibles around in.

Pinandpuller

daddy

If you ever have to come back to Memphis and you want to scratch The Hermitage and James K Polk's House off your list let me know. I'm actually closer to Polk's House.

Pinandpuller

To answer a question I had this summer, FDR kicked off the presidential library system. So if I plan ahead next trip I could visit Truman's, Ike's and Clinton's Library and Massage Parlor.

Captain Hate

I really can't stand this fucking site sometimes.

Dave (in MA)

What'samatter. CH?

Gentlejim

Quiet around here. Almost too quiet.

Narciso79

One must not make sky dragon mad, then he will be mean like smaug.

jim nj

Anyone here remember the Liberty ships? I used to see, as a young boy, a fleet of them moored off Tarrytown, NY. My uncle John served on one in the Merchant Marine as a ships' carpenter.

Amazing how many were built and how quickly too.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_ship

Pinandpuller

I take it you don't mean the USS Liberty that was attacked by (((Israel))).

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Apparently some of these are Liberty Ships.
http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMGVPH_Ghost_Fleet_of_Retired_Ships_Benicia_CA

Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet is part of the National Defense Reserve Fleet (NDRF), owned and operated by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration (MARAD). Established by the Merchant Ship Act of 1946, the NDRF serves as a reserve which could be activated to meet the shipping requirements during national emergencies. During World War II, over 3000 commercial type ships were built by the maritime Commission to support the Allied war effort. After the war, thos ships that could not be absorbed into commercial service were laid up in reserve, to be preserved and utilized in the future as needed.
At its peak 2,277 ships were in reserve in the NDRF at eight sites nation-wide. in the 1950's these ships were consolidated into three sites: James River, VA, Beaumont, TX, and here in Suisun Bay.

daddy


Tarhole, have you started Travels With Herodotus yet?

Captain,

Long answer to a short question. Finished Hornblower and was sad to end that excellent series. Then did about a 3rd of "Sapiens," but it is very "so so," and as Mr Twain would say "There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact."

Then swapped to the Dig Tree and it has been a wonderful fun read and I've about 60 pages to go---so far everybody but 3 guys on that fiasco of an expedition are dead. What I've learned is that "The Dig Tree" was the site of this Melbourne Expeditions 65th basecamp heading north just about in the middle of the desolate continent. They split up there and Burke and Wills and 2 others head the 1000 miles north on the mission objective to discover a way to the northern Australian coastline, telling the bunch that stay behind to Remain 90 days or until their return. The Remainers stay as long as possible, way more than 90 days, but they start dying of disease, malnutrition, and thirst, so they leave the Dig Tree heading south exactly 9 hours prior to the long lost team's arrival at the Dig Tree from the north---a Big letdown ensues:(

The Remainers, before they had left, carved a message in the Dig Tree reading "Dig 3FTW" (3 feet West) and they buried in a hole some supplies and a message about their leaving. The disheartened arrivers, all at deaths door, dig up the few supplies but realize they don't have the strength to catch the guys who just left and they don't have the strength to head home on that same trail, so they bury a note and their notebooks in that same Dig Hole, telling of their new intentions, but they sadly decide not to carve a new message to dig since there is already the carved message telling where to dig, and then they head off a different way down a desolate creek. Then the Remainers heading south bump into a belated rescue Team heading north, so those not already dying turn around heading back north to The Dig Tree, but upon arrival, even tho' they see somebody has been there, they assume it was Aborigines not the lost explorers, and they don't Dig again, since they were the guys who carved the "Dig 3FTW" message in the first place. A comedy of errors* with ghastly consequences ensues. I'm 50 pages past that and only 3 original guys are left alive as a consequence of stupidity and bad luck. Amazing.

So all that said, I have not turned a single page of "Travels With Herodotus," but like explorer's Burke and Will's, I'm looking forward to getting there:)

* (Page 291) Somehow the terrible news had to be conveyed to Melbourne. Howitt turned to the carrier pigeons but found their tail feathers had been worn away by their wicker baskets. Undeterred, he shot some wild pigeons and spliced new feathers onto the stubs with cobblers' wax. After a successful trial flight within the main tent, the birds were released in the open. But it wasn't just Howitt's men who had been watching the experiment. Several hawks swooped and carried away the pigeons in their talons. Only one messenger survived the ordeal. It had wisely refused to take off at all.

daddy

Thanks for the offer, Pin. If we can fit in a couple of these, I'm all in:)

Jane

So this is what goes on while the world sleeps.

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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“Absolutely nothing” (on Russian Collusion). Kimberley Strassel, The Wall Street Journal. The Russian Collusion fabrication is the greatest Hoax in the history of American politics. The only Russian Collusion was with Hillary and the Democrats!

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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“It turns out to be true now, that the Department of Justice and the FBI, under President Obama, rigged the investigation for Hillary and really turned the screws on Trump, and now it looks like in a corrupt & illegal way. The facts are out now. Whole Hoax exposed. @JesseBWatters

MissMarple2

Tom Podolec Aviation
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Jet bridge collapse/failure at Baltimore/Washington Int’l Airport. Reports of multiple people hurt. Multiple paramedic and fire units in scene. #BWI

hoyden

Clarice delivers!

Intersectionality at the Crossroads

Pinandpuller

I can't believe this hasn't come up before. I only saw it in the sarcastic context of Cultural Appropriation:

"Sheidlower says you can trace "ax" back to the eighth century. The pronunciation derives from the Old English verb "acsian." Chaucer used "ax." It's in the first complete English translation of the Bible (the Coverdale Bible): " 'Axe and it shall be given.'

You might say acsians speaks louder than words.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/people-have-been-saying-ax-instead-ask-1200-years-180949663/

To callback something Miss Stephanie and Miss Catsmeat said, Chaucer actually thought that 'twat' was part of a nun's habiliment:

That's weird, I'm almost positive I read it was attributed to Chaucer but this person is saying Browning. https://bizarrevictoria.wordpress.com/2017/01/06/nuns-twats/


“But at night, brother Howlet, far over the woods,

“Toll the world to thy chantry;

“Sing to the bats’ sleek sisterhoods

“Full complines with gallantry:

“Then, owls and bats, cowls and twats,

“Monks and nuns, in a cloister’s moods,

“Adjourn to the oak-stump pantry!”

Pinandpuller

Bill Bryson was the source and he says Browning. He did discuss how they used rhyming to figure out pronunciations from way back when. I know he cited Chaucer several times I just conflated it.

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/735078-the-poet-robert-browning-caused-considerable-consternation-by-including-the

Pinandpuller

daddy

I'm going to have to do some research now. I can 100% fix you up with the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue on the way back from the Polk House on I65. That guy has perennially pissed off all the right people. They keep trying to figure out how to block the view.

Heck, just down the road from Columbia is the Jack Daniels and George Dickel Distillery. It's kind of a Right Turn/Left Turn situation.

Columbia, home of Polk House, is where the Muslim guy who shot up the Navy and Marine guys in Chattanooga lived. Hey, what ever happened to THAT guy?

Pinandpuller

A man in Gionsaria village in Nyamache, Kisii County died on Saturday after a woman locked his head between her thighs.

Confirming the incident area chief Oganda Matego said the man, famously known as ‘Doctor’, was held between the woman’s thighs while they were playing before she released him only to hit the floor.

According to Matego, the man and the woman were lovers.

"The woman was with her female friend when the incident happened. The deceased was rushed to Nyamache hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival," he said.

He said the body was moved to the hospital mortuary awaiting a postmortem.

The chief noted that the deceased has been working as turnboy on vehicles transporting tea leaves in Kisii.

"The two women are currently being held at Nyangusu police station and they will be charged with murder," he noted.

He warned lovers against engaging in funny games which may led to unnecessary deaths.

"Lovers must stop making funny jokes which may lead to death. Let 'Doctor's' death be a lesson to the rest," he stated.

https://hivisasa.com/posts/amp/1312-man-dies-after-woman-locked-his-head-between-her-thighs

anonamom

One of our boys a few years back who did have a huge pain in his chest during a flight, later diagnosed as a heart attack, reached in his bag and took aspirin which he said helped, so the word passed to us is to carry a bottle of aspirin that is immediately accessible. I'll let Anonamom tell us if that is legitimate "Old Wives Tale" pseudo-wisdom, or a placebo.

Posted by: daddy


I carry dissolvable baby aspirin in my purse just for that very purpose, and the most used kitchen cabinet at the lake has both liquid Benadryl and baby aspirin on the top shelf, with instructions on use of these life-saving meds posted on the inside of the cabinet door.
(We are a ways from a hospital.)

It's not an old wives tale---the aspirin helps make platelets less sticky, which keeps the clot that is forming and obstructing the coronary artery (cause of most heart attacks) from getting bigger and totally obstructing it. I do believe you get aspirin in ER if your EKG shows an evolving MI.

Now, you will be making a guess as to what is causing the pain, and if it's a dissection of your aorta, that is not the right thing to do---but sometimes you go with the numbers.

And I am most certainly not telling anybody to do this.... but I bet that pilot is glad he did. ;-)

henry

Fine Pieces this morning.

henry

From Althouse, we’re gonna need more popcorn for the Dem 2020 games.

https://althouse.blogspot.com/2018/12/the-nyt-makes-its-2020-presidential.html

daddy

Happy National Bacon Day!

hoyden

Henry, I've thought a bit after reading Clarice's "Pieces" and came away with a mind freeze. Maybe I need more coffee, but I can't imagine how anyone who doesn't have a nominal view of the big picture can sort out the bad actors from the bad actors.

daddy

TV timeline again for the NASA Space fly-by of Ultima Thule

pagar

Good Morning to all.

Thanks for a Great Pieces, Clarice! First thing I check every Sunday morning.

Jack is Back!

Up early today for the Chelsea v. Crystal Palace game. I hate these noon games.

Great Pieces, Clarice. Sarsour is a noboby that the liberal/prog media wants to make a somebody to fulfill their narrative. You can bet she has no trouble getting speaking engagements on college campuses. Probably gets her own "Green Room" with dates and turkish coffee served.

Jack is Back!

daddy,

From the New Horizon link above:

"Global release: Brian May, "New Horizons (Ultima Thule Mix)"

A true renassaince man: Guitarist, Guitar designer and buildier, and an Astrophysicist:)

Plus it appears he writes music that is literally "out of this world".

boris

I have a Brian May designed Guitar.

Bela1

Good morning everyone! My fav place to visit is JOM
Hope each of you enjoyed the holiday. I’m still moving but have to take it slow but I wanted to say hello.
Great Pieces Clarice!
Have a good week & keep up the good fight.

clarice

Good morning, JOM!! And thanks.

Captain Hate

I carry dissolvable baby aspirin in my purse just for that very purpose

Is there any real difference between the chewable baby aspirin and the 81 mg ones that my wife buys in large quantities because God knows that the only way that retirees will make it through the economic Armageddon that The View and their arguably male counterparts at 6:30 tell her we're in is by nickel and diming on basic health care expenses?

James D.

Good morning, all!

Fantastic Pieces as always, Clarice!

clarice

Via Insty:https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/poll-8-in-10-call-illegal-immigration-a-problem-58-say-serious

jimmyk

Great Pieces, Clarice.

The passing of Georges Loinger at 108 (!) is worth noting.

He was serving with the French army in 1940 when he was taken prisoner by the Germans and sent to a prisoner of war camp.

Because the talented athlete had blond hair and blue eyes, the Germans did not suspect he was Jewish and he managed to escape the camp and return to France.

He then joined the Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants (OSE), a Jewish children's aid society.

Between April 1943 and June 1944, members of the group helped many hundreds of Jewish children escape to Switzerland via its lightly guarded border with France.

https://news.sky.com/story/georges-loinger-man-who-saved-350-jewish-children-during-wwii-dies-aged-108-11594657

pagar

More hate for Americans from FB.

https://defensemaven.io/bluelivesmatter/news/fb-is-suspending-accounts-for-calling-cpl-singh-s-killer-an-illegal-immigrant-iTSc19D7BUyPHwgnjduApA/

"Facebook user Dana Marie says that she didn't even post a picture of the killer when she got flagged for "hate speech." Dana posted images of Corporal Singh and his family, with the text: "This is officer Singh. He was killed by an ILLEGAL ALIEN 5 hours after he took this picture with this beautiful wife, baby and k9! This is precisely why we need to #buildthatwall! RIP hero"

Ralph L

The chewable probably get in your blood faster.

Ralph L

I wonder if Polk lived in Old East or Old West, my brother's abode for 5 years? They were the dorms for the entire UNC "system" at the time.

sbwaters

Clarice, a beautifully written, graceful exposure of poor journalism that lead many to mistakenly favor those who oppose Trump and his political policies.

jimmyk

I take one of those 81 mg aspirins per day, because I've read it's beneficial as long as it doesn't cause any stomach problems, which it doesn't for me. On the other hand, I don't think I'm a high risk for heart problems, if genetics and my numbers mean anything. You approve of that, a-mom?

clarice

Thanks!

Narciso79

Great pieces, clarice,

anonamom

ch, I have the dissolvable one available because they get into the blood stream faster--that coating prevents the other ones from dissolving til the pill reaches the small bowel, IIRC. To prevent gastric bleeding.

The dissolvable ones can be put under your (or someone's) tongue and get acting FAST.

Those enteric coated ones are what docs recommend for people taking them everyday, it appears to me from reviewing my eye surgery patients' med lists.

And as far as the "prophylaxis" goes, the most recent big study that came out in the fall shows that is more likely to cause a bleeding problem than prevent an MI or stroke, sadly.

THE STUDY IS NOT ABOUT PEOPLE W PREVIOUS MI, TIA, STROKE, STENTS, OR PVD. In those cases, aspirin is treating a known disease process, not trying to prevent a first occurrence.

(However, when my 89 year old uncle's cardiologist told my uncle at his most recent visit that he really couldn't recommend it any more for my uncle, my 50 year old cousin volunteered
"Hmm, I take one most days" and the cardiologist winked at him and said "I do too.")

MissMarple2

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2017/02/20/11-year-old-docked-points-for-not-bashing-trump/

MissMarple2

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-metro-forty-people-dead-911-story.html

MissMarple2

ok, someone tell me why when i try to capitalize a letter my computer throws me into a new tab.

anonamom

jimmy k, I know you are not asking me for medical advice, as you know I would NEVER give any to a specific person without proper history and physical records my state medical board could review.

But fwiw, I toss a baby aspirin in my weekly supplement minder for M-W-F consumption.

(How do you like that for hedging?)

sbwaters

MM, you hit a command key by mistake.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Funding the Trump Wall continues to chug along, though not covered in blogs I read. I did read that Brian Kolfage was on Tucker but didn't see any reports about the show.

As OL and others pointed out early, the money total of $1B is not reachable. Current total is $18M. It's always been about the number of participants who pledge. That number passed a new milestone.
"Raised by 300,547 people in 13 days"

https://www.gofundme.com/thetrumpwall

anonamom

MM, I'm guessing you are not hitting the shift key , but the one under it.

(I do that upon occasion)

MissMarple2

Never mind, it seems ok now.

That was a weird deal.

jimmyk

of course, a-mom, I meant to put in a disclaimer, but I figured you'd understand. :)

Momto2

After my accident which included a small injury to my artery - I was told to take a baby aspirin daily. When they recommended a follow-up MRI to check for scar tissue, I questioned the necessity as I feel my head and neck has been exposed to so much radiation. "What would you do if you saw scar tissue?" Vascular surgeon, "Probably just have you take a baby aspirin daily - and at your age, you should be doing that anyway." I could tell that legally he couldn't tell me not to have the MRI but practically saw it as unnecessary.

On an entirely different subject - my students are reading Chaucer now and he used the "c" word.

Great Pieces (as usual), Clarice! Thank you! What a collection of ne'er do wells involved in that march and yet, Comey's wife proudly posed in her p-hat as did others.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

" ... the most used kitchen cabinet at the lake has both liquid Benadryl and baby aspirin on the top shelf ..."

Is the Benadryl for bee stings if there is an allergic reaction?

anonamom

Bees, wasps, hornets, food, pine, whatever.

I have a peanut allergic niece, and when she was teeny tiny, a small amount of airway edema coulda killed her.

Old Lurker

A-mom "(How do you like that for hedging?)"

When I go to church and my blood pressure rises during the sermons, I calm myself by thinking of it as the Ultimate Hedge.

Narciso79

Henry Tudor would agree with you, why did I bother?

Account Deleted

Good Morning, JOM!

The two best teams made it to the champinchip game.

there was a close-up of the IRISH coach Kelly as they waited to take the field. he had that customary look of a man not ready for the challenge, sorta spooked.

the OLine and the DLine didn't show up. Case closed.

the OK QB would've shredded us. He gave Bama fits even under a hellish pass rush on his neck nearly every play.

not sure why OK gave Bama the slant all nite.

CLEM's front defensive 4 made ND Oline look small. Big boys. and their best guy wasn't playin. IRISH bowl history is abysmal except for 2 or 3 classic wins for the now not-so-modern-day titles under Holtz and Parseghian.

that's enough groveling. the National Title game will be THEEEE National Title game.

Congratulations to Tide fans. Congratulations to Tiger fans.

MissMarple2

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-12-29/brother-saudi-billionaire-prince-alwaleed-re-arrested

Catsmeat

Hey, Pin, that's Browning's "Pippa Passes," a very odd poem (actually, all of Browning's poems are odd)--but all the Wodehouse fans know at least a bit of this poem because it's where "the larks on the wing, the snail's on the thorn" comes from.

Roll Tide! Sorry about Notre Dame.

The Infamous Ignatz

From clarice's excellent pieces;
--In Eureka, California, the march was cancelled because they couldn’t get enough minorities to participate in this nonsensical event:

"Up to this point, the participants have been overwhelmingly white, lacking representation from several perspectives in our community," the press release went on to say. --

Why is it okay for them to notice most of their marchers are white but not that virtually all of them are women? Isn't the very name Women's March about as non inclusive as one can get?
These incoherent, hateful, separatist jackdaws and harpies long for a new Jim Crow and not coincidentally now control the party that gave us the old one.
Let's face it Democrats never have and never will be anything other than traitors to the meaning of the very word they use for the name of their party. They began as the party of slavery and then morphed into the party of segregation. When that became politically untenable they changed tactics and morphed into the party that would control uppity minorities by showering them with gifts and proclaiming their unique virtues all the while using their bought votes to keep them down on the farm and the white Dems in the Big House. But somewhere along the way the combination of having to import more serfs to keep their voter rolls high enough and the Marxist doggerel they've been spouting, the serfs started turning on their masters. That's what we're witnessing right now on the prog side of the equation; Napoleon the white Democratic Pig is being gored by all the javelinas and bush pigs they radicalized and counted on as their subservient foot soldiers. Once the progs have sorted their internal conflicts out, the real war will begin.

The Infamous Ignatz

--but all the Wodehouse fans know at least a bit of this poem because it's where "the larks on the wing, the snail's on the thorn" comes from.--

I've read it hundreds of times and even looked up the whole passage but never knew about the twat part.
Pretty funny.
The year’s at the spring,
And day's at the morn;
Morning's at seven;
The hill-side’s dew-pearled;
The lark's on the wing;
The snail's on the thorn;
God's in his heaven—
All's right with the world!

I have to agree with the critic who found that "hill-side's dew-pearled" line to be awkward.

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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9m
Veterans on President Trump’s handling of Border Security - 62% Approval Rating. On being a strong leader - 59%. AP Poll. Thank you!

Captain Hate

not sure why OK gave Bama the slant all nite.

OK's defense has been a sieve all season. They won by outscoring their opponents.

Narciso79

Then it's not really a defense is it?

MissMarple2

I want you guys to look at this picture of Jon Kerry and tell me if his shirt isn't trimmed with (appropriately) snake skin:

https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/1078469849012039680/kV41zHim?format=jpg&name=small

henry

That is one ugly shirt.

Buckeye

That's what we're witnessing right now on the prog side of the equation; Napoleon the white Democratic Pig is being gored by all the javelinas and bush pigs they radicalized and counted on as their subservient foot soldiers. Once the progs have sorted their internal conflicts out, the real war will begin.

Seems to me like the smart money says encourage this process along.

sbwaters

Ig: Democrats never have and never will be anything other than traitors to the meaning of the very word they use for the name of their party.

I love the piercing clarity with which people around here write!

sbwaters

That is one ugly shirt.

Couldn’t get past the face or the words to notice.

The Infamous Ignatz

MM,
I believe what you mistakenly think is a shirt is actually Mr Kerry's old skin being shed.

MissMarple2

https://nypost.com/2018/10/05/notorious-sex-club-hit-with-deadly-bacteria-scare-after-bdsm-party/?utm_source=dom&utm_medium=domsc&utm_campaign=DM389

This is the KitKat Club in Berlin. I used to live across the street from this place, only back in the late 60's it was simply a strip club.

The picture alone gives me the heebie-jeebies.

Extraneus

Lindsey Graham: Obama’s Excuse for Iraq Troop Pullout ‘Is a Bunch of Bullshit’

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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3m
Great work by my Administration over the holidays to save Coast Guard pay during this #SchumerShutdown. No thanks to the Democrats who left town and are not concerned about the safety and security of Americans!

MissMarple2

Beto O'Rourke's wife is a billionaire heiress. Funny how that didn't get any coverage.

https://spectator.us/beto-orourkes-wife-billionaire/?fbclid=IwAR3zY663L5InKbU3UeP1sUwVsFYVVAcYREDH94GSEYN7DipH4Y-DjEwAufo

The Infamous Ignatz

Didn't realize that Danny Thompson, Mickey Thompson's son, had set a new wheel driven land speed record this year at 448mph.
Unlike his dad, he used Hemis, nat-u-rall-ee. :)
Wheel driven is much purer to me than jets or rockets. Why not just put solid tires on an SR-71 and keep the stick forward if you wanna go fast that way?
Wheel driven is an actual automobile.
Look up "Goldenrod" and the Summers brothers if you want to see cool.

MissMarple2

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/white-house/melania-trumps-trip-to-iraq-marked-first-war-zone-visit-by-a-first-lady-in-over-a-decade

Laura Bush went to Afghanistan, which I didn't remember.

And I was right - Eleanor Roosevelt went to the Pacific Theater during WWII.

Marlene

Good afternoon! The after Christmas snowbirds are staring to arrive. Many of our neighbors are from the midwest,because of the access of I-75 straight down to Florida. The woman behind me in line at Big Retail this morning was wearing her OSU t-shirt. One thing I've learned in FL is that people are very serious about college football!

MissMarple2

https://www.breitbart.com/middle-east/2018/12/30/heads-up-israeli-woman-stumbles-upon-roman-era-busts/

Manuel Transmission

Iggy,

I worked on a streamliner back in HS. The guy running it was already a member of the exclusive 200 mph club. IIRC the new one was a twin Hemi. Don’t recall his name, or whether he did well with the new car. I was probably off to college and had switched to the sporty car crowd where there were more inguneer types that played in that space.

As low as that speed seems, my buds running a AA/fuel dragster were in the low 170s, while their god, “our father who art in Florida” Don Garlets, was in the low 180s.

sbwaters

Testing. [Radio silence for 1/2 hr.]

MissMarple2

Sorry. I was in the shower and while I was in there my daughter left a box of Greenie dog chews on the counter and Maggie got it and ate THE WHOLE THING.

We think we need to make her throw up with hydrogen peroxide so Jenny went to the drug store to get a syringe.

boris

Vets use some kind of eye drop to make a dog barf.

Jack is Back!

I want you guys to look at this picture of Jon Kerry and tell me if his shirt isn't trimmed with (appropriately) snake skin:

MM,

That is an Indonesian Batik shirt. Probably custom made in Bali where Our Oceans 2018 was held. I used to have a number of Batik shirts made for me by a tailor in Balikpapan, when I was on a big refinery/pipeline project. Everyone wore them to work or social functions. Some are pure silk which in the Borneo humidity makes them stick to your skin.

The only snake I see is the guy wearing the shirt.

boris

Apomorphine is the eye drop but I read that a tsp (per 10lbs) of 3% Hydrogen peroxide orally works.

sbwaters

I’m so naive I don’t know why the poor doggie needs to barf.

Jack is Back!

I made a dozen mini-Mince pies one Christmas, in a muffin tin. Iced them, stacked them like a pyramid, turned my back and most were gone (into the stomach of our little Lady beagle). Put her outside for over 3 hours. It seemed to work since I didn't have to take her to the Vet. It was Boxing Day.

MissMarple2

The hydrogen peroxide worked. (We took her outside for the barfathon.)

sbwaters, Greenies are a dog treat that cleans their breath and teeth. However, they are not to be given in large quantities because they can clog up a dog's digestive tract because they are rather rubbery.

Maggie ate about 25. Yikes!

Anyway, she vomited 3 times and seems to be ok.

Marlene

*starting to arrive* geez!

Manuel Transmission

From a friend of a friend, a retired Marine Colonel who is hanging out in Paris (maybe clandestinely):

Now, the Gilets Jaunes...they are in their 7th weekend of active, nation-wide protests. In yesterday's protests Marseilles and College town Bordeaux were the most violent. The national police (CRS) preemptively kept the protesters from forming in Paris. The Champs Élysée has been the media focal point for the past few weekends but the New Year's celebration tomorrow night is an 'Internationale Spectacle' that the Macron government is dearth to cede to the yellow vest clad protestors. The Macron government is in a delicate situation. They have made significant concessions in taxation, but the protests continue. The grass roots leaderless protest has definitely got Macron's attention but can it be diffused without Le Président de la Républic appearing to be tone deaf, heavy handed or dismissive of his citizenry?
Marlene

Our dog Scout is a gecko hunter on the lanai. When he catches one he drools and spits it out. A terrier has to do his terrorist thing. :)
Yikes,MM! We gave our first cairn terrier Greenies,but I haven't given Scout any.
My sister-in-law,who was here recently,always had labs. Many years ago,when her kids were young,she followed us on the long trek up to northern Maine on I-95. I had gotten the kids a box of sugared chocolate donuts (because that is what aunties do) and during a pee stop,the dog (that was in the car) ate every single chocolate donut in the box. A few more stops were made during that trip!

Captain Hate

Then it's not really a defense is it?

I'm not sure why they have such a problem on that side of the ball because it's not like they have a plan to only recruit for the offense.

Captain Hate

Didn't realize that Danny Thompson, Mickey Thompson's son, had set a new wheel driven land speed record this year at 448mph.
Unlike his dad, he used Hemis, nat-u-rall-ee. :)
Wheel driven is much purer to me than jets or rockets. Why not just put solid tires on an SR-71 and keep the stick forward if you wanna go fast that way?
Wheel driven is an actual automobile.

Never figured out why Mickey ran Pontiac engines. Also didn't know that he and his wife were murdered in 1988.

Yes, those Craig Breedlove things were something other than automobiles.

MissMarple2

I am off to Kohl's to buy a few things with my Kohl's cash and a merchandise credit.

Back in a couple of hours.

Frau Edith Steingehirn

Australian aboriginal designers have become famous for their designs. The cloth is a soft as Liberty Lawn...and pricey.
https://www.google.com/search?q=aboriginal+fabric+designs&client=firefox-b-1&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj7-YjfpMjfAhXkHzQIHYOjDKYQ_AUIDigB&biw=1541&bih=905

I think Teh-ray-za does this to Lurch (Conehead-South France)to humiliate him when he wont finish his run-soaked raisins.

Frau Edith Steingehirn

Roof-pread twice and still missed it by this much.

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