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February 29, 2020

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jimmyk

Hard to compare parties over such long spans of time (other than noting that the Dems have largely been scum for 200 years, with the possible exception of Truman), but Silent Cal was probably the last real conservative before Reagan, and he was a decade after TR.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I somehow got 4% and answered [I thought] every answer all the way to the agree or disagree side.
Due to the form of the questions and responses and having a sliding bar I'm not too confident of the accuracy of the results.
Probably designed by a commie.

Buckeye

Roger that OL.

Hope that’s the cure:)

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Harding and Coolidge were both pretty conservative [as was Taft] But TR got that ball rolling and Hoover's disaster was to cow Reps for a couple of generations.
Let's hope Trump is the anti-Hoover who releases the cowed GOPe's inner bull.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Some interesting observations on Kanye West's conversion from a Limey non-believer.

1/2aboy&1/2aman

Ha! Limited edition, get it while you still can: https://www.chess2020.com/
Could have swore the TV announcer referred to the rooks of GWB, Cheney, BO and Sleepy Joe as “crooks”.
Democrat King and queen: Symbolic Empty Podium (Yep!)
Also, nothing quite as formidable as an ass riding an ass into battle, priceless!

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Iggy, yes, being nice to CH is creepy, right?--

Not sure by this line if you know I was joking, but I assume you do.

MissMarple2

I have to run out and get a couple of things I forgot at Kroger.

Daughter has a mild case of pneumonia left over from when she was sick a couple of weeks ago. I think she will be ok, though. She isn't running a fever, just had a bit of a cough and tired.

Did you notice how disgracefully the press behaved? Now they are pro-war since the President has announced a peace agreement in Afghanistan.

Buckeye

Let's hope Trump is the anti-Hoover who releases the cowed GOPe's inner bull.

I’m not hopeful. Once a eunuch, always eunuch.

lyle

I dunno, it just feels different around here since Buckeye and Ig outed themselves as commies. 😬

Captain Hate

OL sounds as pissed off as I am when a party lies to me.

Neo

Back in the 80’s, I went for an interview at Commodore only to find that the source code ROMed into the ‘64’ wasn’t in the hands of the company management but rather in the hands of a small group of guys (one of which was often snorting coke in his cubicle) who would dispense small portions to other programmers as needed.
The following week, 3 of the 4 managers I talked to were laid off in the room designated the “gas chamber”, so I never got an offer.

Old Lurker

Of course I did, Iggy.

Extraneus

Rep. Nunes: Flynn ‘Targeted’ Because He wanted to ‘Empty Out’ the Intelligence Community ‘Swamp’

The frustrating part about this is that I know because I was on the Trump transition team. One the things Gen. Flynn wanted to do — he thought it was critically important that we empty out the swamp of all the senior intelligence folks who are in Washington, DC.

S0, they had a real reason to get rid of Gen. Flynn because he was going to downsize the [White House] NSC [National Security Council], downsize the rest of the IC [intelligence community] elements in the swamp [and] push people out in the field because that’s were you get real intelligence. That’s what he wanted to do…and I know that because he told me this … [while] looking at a chart of the people he was going to eliminate.

lyle

(one of which was often snorting coke in his cubicle)

::best George Costanza voice imitation::

Was that wrong?

Melinda

I don't think of the GOPe as having much of any form of bull, other than pro level end product. However, they are extremely proficient as active members of the Remora Class, not actually doing the dirty work, but reaping the benefits during and after the crimes have been committed

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Boy, just perusing my latest Machinery Trader catalog.
A 13 year old D10 dozer with 4500 hours is $1,028,000.
A ten year old 777 giant dump truck with 17,000 hours is $1,190,000.
And an 8 year old 992 giant front end loader with 8,500 hours is $1,569,000.
Hate to think what new ones cost.

anonamom

cats, re: Mandalorian.
My husband just showed me a meme with Baby Yoda (who we LOVE, as do my kids) from his Instagram feed---he's watched the series.

I asked him "Will I like that?"
"Well, I've already watched it two or three times."

That was news to me!
But he reports that he watched it alone, then watched it with our kids as they were watching it when they were here over the holidays.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

A better way to put it would have been, I suppose, that I hope Trump puts the cowed GOPe out to pasture and inspires a new herd of bulls to enter the DC china shop.
And those last three words have taken on a special meaning the last few years, haven't they?

KevlarKid

drunken boddhisatva says:"let that shit go, jimmyk."

Captain Hate

Yes, Iggy, and MiniMike should be hammered relentlessly with it.

GUS

Mel is a "he"?

KevlarKid

lol GUS...you did say "real deal", no? ;)

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

While it barely scratches the surface this is still pretty entertaining;
Top Gear and Grand Tour MOST CONTROVERSIAL BITS - Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.
I'm rather partial to the bits starting at around 2:55.

KevlarKid

resale markets these days are gouging prices whether it be clothing or machinery.

what's a 13 year old D10 worth fully depreciated (new off the lot)?

Gentlejim

Why are you guys talking used machinery? A new D11 can be had for a skosh over $2.2 mil. Cheapskates...

KevlarKid

Dug that meme ( The Week in Pics)...

Trump saying:"For my next trick i will make Little Mike spend a billion dollars."

KevlarKid

made in Peoria still, gJim ?

Jim Eagle

D and CathyF,

Spent a lot of time in Ljubljana before and during separation. Primarily on a service consultancy for the Krsko Nuclear Plant. I was there when the dead-enders of Yugoslavia bombed Ljubljana. The only decent hotel back then (19901-1991) was the Grand Union Hotel, now they have an Inter-Continental. It was called the 10 Day War. Slovenia had always been the outlier of democracy in the republic and the first to split.

This was way before I met Mrs. JiB and I was seeing a lady who ended up being the Chief Administrator of the Republic (IOW's the highest civil servant, unelected). Damn beautiful country with the Julian Alps casting their shadow. In fact, the national sport is mountaineering. The walk up to the castle is one of the most spectacular. Little bars and bistros along the way so when you arrive to the castle you are sated.

Not far away: Lake Bled is probably one of the most photographed scenes in the world with the church sitting on a little island in the middle. Also Lippizan where the famous horses are raised. As far as I am concerned it is one of the most overlooked places to visit in all of Europe. It is an easy drive from Vienna.

And if you are a young single guy, remember Melania is from there:)

KevlarKid

https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/02/29/poll-shows-trump-earns-more-twice-much-trust-media/

lyle

https://www.tmz.com/2020/02/29/bernie-sanders-boards-wrong-gulfstream-private-jet-campaign/

It’s a 2 hr drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach & locals do it all the time – Not @BernieSanders- He & his entourage flew from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in not 1, not 2, but 3 Gulfstream Jets today. It took them 10 minutes to fly. Who is the elitist??”

Da, comrades.

KevlarKid

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/feb/29/paul-singer-elliott-management-twitter-jack-dorsey

KevlarKid

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/they-are-going-to-cheat-trump-campaign-manager-says-democrats-will-try-to-steal-the-election

MissMarple2

Mel,

Did you see my comment about the art market being the new way they will hide pay-offs for people like Hunter Biden, whom no one would believe could write a book?

KevlarKid

https://thefederalist.com/2019/11/13/how-a-russians-grocery-store-trip-in-1989-exposed-the-lie-of-socialism/

Gentlejim

KK,
I believe they are. I seem to remember Cat doing some expansion a few years ago.

KevlarKid

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/1st-coronavirus-death-u-s-officials-say-n1145931

jimmyk

Re Ljubljana and that part of the world, Mrs K tells me that Plitvice Lakes National Park (Croatia, but about a 3 hr drive from Ljubljana) is one of the most beautiful places she's ever been to.

GUS

Did Bernie accidentally get on Loretta Lynch's plane or was it EPSTEINS???

GUS

Lyle, Bernie didn't pay for the GULFSTREAMS, the idiots who support SANDERS COMMIE PAP did.

Jim Eagle

jimmyk,

And she is right. An incredible marvel of nature. Then if you really want to meet Germans go to Dubrovnic in the winter:) The Balkans are the most malinged place in the world outside of the Baltics. Its this thing about Europe that only Madrid, Paris and Rome matter. BS.

GUS

During this ridiculous hysteria, it occurred to me, that many many many American's mostly young Americans, have died from CHINESE FENTANYL.

I'm sure Schmuck and Botox Betty will discuss that shortly. The PRESIDENT already has.

GUS

JACK, did you see any of the LIVERPOOL loss today??
It's hard to explain.

MissMarple2

Kev,

I am one of the people who saw the Berlin Wall go up and eventually come down.

When I lived in West Berlin with my Air Force Security Service husband, we had to ride the Duty Train out of West Berlin through East Germany to West Germany. (A lot of people don't realize that Berlin sat like an island within East Germany.)

I NEVER forgot looking out the window and seeing that farmer plowing his field with an old-fashioned horse-drawn plow, only the farmer didn't have a horse, so his WIFE was pilling the plow! I have never forgotten it - can still see it in my mind's eye 50 years later. Imagine what they would hae thought of that equipment Iggy was looking at in that catalogue!

My kids and grandkids are probably tired of hearing me tell that story (not to mention people here), but it is the perfect illustration of communism.

KevlarKid

Your coffe's ready.

MissMarple2

😂MOMENTS AGO🤣@realDonaldTrump imitates Mini Mike at @CPAC. #CPAC2020 pic.twitter.com/UXR7nIE5ta

— Dan Scavino (@DanScavino) February 29, 2020

HAHAHA! Go to this video at the link! President Trump imitates Mini Mike, and you will NOT regret viewing this! However will we survive with a president like one of the boring GOP types? Remember when I said I was backing him and everyone thought I was nuts?

KevlarKid

I love that story, MM.

KevlarKid

Pour it on Mr. President. Turn Alinsky Gat against every one of those Dum foolz.

KevlarKid

Is Mayor Petey Jotito feeling passionate about his chances in Gamecock Country?

KevlarKid

Mrs. Kid's publishing company covers the supply chain industry. major conf in LA has been cancelled due to My Sharona.

Jim Eagle

GUS,

Hell yeah, I saw the whole debacle. Liverpool is getting to that awful point of complacency and Klopp looks that way too. Wonderful job by Watford. That kid Sarr is quick as a wink and made VanDyke look like a slow footed fool.

We get them next in the FA Cup. Liverpool that is.

Another Bob

“Is Mayor Petey Jotito feeling passionate about his chances in Gamecock Country?”

KK, there are some replies that write themselves...

KevlarKid

call me Captain Obvious, ABob. ;)

Another Bob

Pope Che cancels his schedule for the third straight day, battling an “apparent cold”.

Vatican will not confirm or deny he has Cov19.

83 years old. Missing part of a lung.

KevlarKid

God Bless the Pope.

Another Bob

The price gouging for Purell and other hand sanitizers on Amazon is impressive.

Buckeye

KK

It should be no surprise I take my coffee black:)

Buckeye

I wonder how many people have had an “apparent cold”, and actually had -19?

KevlarKid

"i like mine like i like my women: dark and murky."

Bob, in the film The Edge

Jim Eagle

Buckeye,

Think the inverse. How many people have -19 when it is actually a common cold?

GUS

Sharona was TEH HAWT when she was "19".

I did see THE KNACK from ROW 1.....of course....

Extraneus

So, about avoiding germs.

I was standing in the grocery store watching all the people checking out, when I realized that the cashiers touch every item. The same cashiers that touched everyone else's items. Hundreds of people for each cashier, and then the baggers touch the items.

This reinforced my preference for self checkout.

Then I went to Home Depot and the self checkout kiosks require the use of a hand scanner. Same issue. Everyone touches the hand scanner. No way around it at Home Depot, and Lowe's doesn't have a self checkout where I live.

Another Bob

If you’re getting that worried ext, you’re going to need gloves.

rich

evening everyone.

have been watching the four horsemen saddling up ... thanks everyone here for keeping a level head.

Another Bob

Romo got $17m/yr from CBS.

Some NFL players are thinking that’s too much.

LOLOL

MissMarple2

THANK YOU @CPAC! #CPAC2020 pic.twitter.com/Qf2zIk0FOj

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 29, 2020

4 photos at the link.

MissMarple2

Here's the President's complete CPAC speech:

https://www.pscp.tv/w/1zqJVlogyWmKB?t=17s

Neo

The Internet is to be cut off from #turkey by midnight in the entire #Idlib area.

Turkey's deadline on #Idlib has just expired. For the first time in 8hrs, Russia aircraft have taken off from Hmeymim.

The next 24hrs will be crucial in determining how this all plays out - #Russia will likely begin to push back, testing Turkey's will to persist.

Turkish F-16s are currently attacking Syrian regime targets in Syria - unconfirmed reports

Greece sends C-130 to Evros - Chaos at the Greek-Turkish borders - Greek army is on alert

Extraneus

Not really worried personally, but had never considered that any old or weak person going to the grocery store will touch what everyone else who went to the store touched, and gloves won't help them unless they never touch their own groceries for 9 days or whatever it is.

KevlarKid

the biological link thru checkout lines and tech is real. repeating from earlier this week, i use gloves in retail stores for product handling and credit/debit card contact with the payments tech. stuff worse than corona19 lives there day in and day out.

Jane

Skipping ahead: I only went to CPAC once and that was as a reporter, It was simply fabulous. If you ever get a chance to go, go. I missed Trump's speech today, and I'm bummed, but I bet I can find it.

Another Bob

Jane.

https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1233889914233786369?s=21

KevlarKid

using gloves in stores reduces the percentage of would-be exposures significantly. perfect protection is impossible, of course.

my 87 year old father uses gloves everywhere to prevent any casual transmissions throughtout his day. even the most harmless bug is a drag on his immune system setting him up for more serious ones. it's keeping odds in his favor and he's very healthy.

rich

Posted by: jimmyk | February 29, 2020 at 09:01 AM

they would be cheering on Satan himself if they thought it would help them steal another election ...

GUS

Buckeye! How many people have CORONA-19 get over it, and never knew what they had??

Pinandpuller

Posted by: KevlarKid | February 29, 2020 at 05:24 PM

I always knew you were a Bad News first kind of guy.

lyle

(I’m really not a fan of this worn out trope but it works here)

Shot:

https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2020/02/29/gov-jay-inslee-totally-owns-vice-president-pence-during-phone-call-about-the-coronavirus/

Chaser:

https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2020/02/29/fake-it-till-ya-make-it-michael-bloomberg-reportedly-buying-network-primetime-tomorrow-to-give-the-nation-a-coronavirus-briefing/

Jane

Thanks for the links. I love our president!

rich

mini mike rolled out his virus ad campaign ... good grief.

Neo

Sources: Elliott Management has taken a “sizable” stake in Twitter, nominated four directors to Twitter's board, and seeks to replace CEO Jack Dorsey
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-29/singer-s-elliott-is-said-to-seek-to-replace-twitter-ceo-dorsey

henry

Will MiniMike stand on a box for his 3 minutes of “public health is even easier than farming, or debates”?

rich

>>>I told him our work would be more successful if the Trump administration stuck to the science and told the truth.<<<

this dem/media talking point makes my teeth itch ... "science bitches" ... shut the hell up.

henry

rich, it would be nice if the UN stuck to science and told the truth on climate... but grifters gotta grift.

rich

why?

Pinandpuller

Kev

I heard that Paul Singer is trying to oust Jack Dorsey as Twitter CEO

If Singer does to SF what he did to Sydney you could be poised to be the West Coast’s Bruce Springsteen.

On a side note, Harley Davidson’s CEO stepped down. You can’t really blame the economy for all the CEO’s stepping down, can you?

MissMarple2

https://mcmnt.com/vatican-confirms-pope-francis-and-two-aides-test-positive-for-coronavirus/

Vatican confirms Pope Francis and two aides test positive for Coronavirus

rich

>>>rich, it would be nice if the UN stuck to science and told the truth on climate... but grifters gotta grift.

Posted by: henry | February 29, 2020 at 06:54 PM<<<

i have a rant but think i'll spare everyone here, but it was something captain hate had mentioned-the "science bitches" response to the ebola epidemic. we're lucky that it was west african governments who took it seriously and not the resume padders and merit badge scavengers at the un, who, and the us who all wanted a global spread of it so they could go around being heroes.

it's the arrogance, the lies ...

KevlarKid

Pin: yer killin me. :D Hey! can i be George Lynch?!?

MissMarple2

THE BEST IS YET TO COME! pic.twitter.com/C0RicMRP0Z

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 29, 2020

Video at the link.

Another Bob

I question the source MM. (Not that it’s necessarily wrong.)

D

Couldn’t wait to announce Biden as the winner in SCarolina.
Sanders was 20 points ahead all night and they didn’t call Nevada until late.60 percent did not attend college.

rich

wow that was fast. polls closed at 7 i think.

MissMarple2

AB.

Are you tslking about the Vatican news about the Pope being sick with Corona?

Another Bob

Yes.

rich

start trolling the bernie bros ... they are stealing it from you. don't stand for it.

D

Mad cow wants Bloomberg to drop out now to give Biden a second chance.
Lipstick on a pig still results in the same porky person.
Messnbc over the moon with Biden win.

GUS

What the HELL would Henry know about FARMING or FARMERS??? Oh yeah, he has to deal with the federal, state and local regulations, paper work, and taxes.

Rocco

The president gives his good buddy and savior Bob Mueller a shout out at 38:45 of MissM's 6:14.

https://www.pscp.tv/w/1zqJVlogyWmKB?t=17s

GUS

Henry it would be nice, if the U.N. did not exist.

D

Sanders still has more delegates.

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