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October 17, 2020

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CCGirl

people = person.

CCGirl

I think it was the "Red" shoes. She announced she voted for Trump.

Jim Eagle

Buceye, Wilcox not Williams. I have worked both fossil and nuclear with them but I don't think they ever replaced CE at the top of the pile.....

mockmook

Welcome back MM -- so glad you are doing much better!!!

Jim Eagle

"I voted" sticker on Red shoes, not Blue ones?

The color of politics trigger insanity as you all know by now.

clarice

Thanks. I don't think anyone is blocked at Pipeline--things may just be running slow. (BTW our old friend Kim showed up in the comments!)

Momto2

They considered voting and wearing red shoes to mean she voted for Trump (Red) which she did admit to later. The original post was just a cute photo of her I voted sticker showing in a selfie photo with her red shoes.

They sell ballet flats in a lot of colors. So then some others started saying, "I'll be wearing my blue shoes to vote" which was ok but it quickly got really, really nasty.

Not that important but it was just another little example to me of how angry the left is over Trump and how quickly common decency can evaporate in a group of people that have been online "friends" for years.

hrtshpdbox

The day will come when he is President and Liddle Don Jr. is seeking his endorsement for a run for dogcatcher somewhere.

Must be satire; TM, what a kidder. Sasse is exactly the kind of mild-mannered Republican who I preferred until Trump showed me how it was really done, and how useless manners are against Dem treachery. I, myself, never leaned strongly in the direction of any Democrat.

Fuck that banjo hitter in particular.

LOL, I found someone else using that term for Bucky:

The other was Russell Earl "Bucky" Dent (nee O'Dey). Bucky F*****g Dent. A banjo hitting pretty boy nonentity punk shortstop. These two ruined my life.

The other person to ruin his life, of course, was Mike Torrez, who tossed the fateful pitch.

http://hnn.us/articles/1615.html

MissMarple2

My daughter waited in line for 3 hours at the early voting site downtown.

She was gripping about it and I told her the people in charge are DEMOCRATS and it was purposefully done. She said, "You think they did it to keep old people from voting?"

Yep, I do, since more old people are GOP around here. She will learn.

DrJ

Buckeye,

For shame! Everyone in the field knows that the plural of "VAX" is "VAXen"!

I too started on the VAX 11/780. I missed the PDP era. Well, I did use CDC 6400s as an undergrad.

CCGirl

Will the the left ban Dorothy's ruby slippers?

Captain Hate

You wrote for the Weekly Standard, clarice? So did Mr. Tonto, just after the 2016 election barely before the Rear Admiral went full Queeg.

MissMarple2

Griping, I mean, not gripping!

CCGirl

CH -"before the Rear Admiral went full Queeg." Good one!

Jane

I was blocked too Clarice. It sounded serious. But your link worked!

henry

Women’s March?

https://twitter.com/shelbytalcott/status/1317515263751999489?s=21

Captain Hate

box,

I was pleased to witness your metamorphosis after things were somewhat dicey for a while.

I liked Mike Torrez. A neighbor of mine used to head up the legal department at a dinky S&L and once a title company laid two Indians tickets on him. He called me up and asked if I wanted to go. I said sure, figuring they were decent box seats. They were right beside the corner of the Indians dugout. I told him "if you get these again (which he did) give me 15 minutes max to get my ass in gear".

Anyway you could see *everything* down there. Mike Torrez was pitching one game and he was getting squeezed really bad by the umpire; so bad even we were ridiculing him (and he could definitely hear us). Torrez was visibly steamed and John McNamara was going ballistic in the dugout. It was a great way to experience baseball.

CCGirl

Henry - why is there a pic of a guy holding that "penis" sign? LOL These people are nuts!

CCGirl

Oh, "Be kind!"

Jim Eagle

I got a really weird response from Pipeline. Not your average 404.

https://the-pipeline.org/fear-the-walking-dread/%3C/i%3E

lurkersusie

I’m not sure if this was already posted but
it’s an excellent read about the IT man and
how the hard drive landed in Rudy’s hands.


Yes, The Hunter Biden Emails Are Authentic by Larry C Johnson - Sic Semper Tyrannis

https://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2020/10/yes-the-hunter-biden-emails-are-authentic-by-larry-c-johnson.html

Jim Eagle

Plus I don't use Mozilla Firefox, even though I have it in my quiver.

clarice

CH, Just one article on Libby:"The case of the missing Crime"

clarice

JiB, I've notified the editor.

clarice

My 3:57 was meant for Tonto.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Since we're asking for explanations, I couldn't quite figger out who was sassin who in Dave's 3:13.

Narciso

Sasse is very blanc mange does he have a policy objection or is it about atyle points

Captain Hate

Iggy,

This got sand in the Sassy Pants

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/sen-ben-sasse-unloads-on-trump-in-call-with-constituents

clarice

Don't fall for fake pics of Hunter--it's a disinfo campaign on the left:https://apelbaum.wordpress.com/2020/10/17/operation-snort/

hrtshpdbox

It was a great way to experience baseball.

That does sound like a rewarding perspective!

JM Hanes

I have to believe that shrews like the ones M22 reported on are not winning any votes for Democrats.

That's not an entirely new phenomenon, although I think it's evolved into a true sickness on the left. When I first landed at JOM, I was abandoning ship at a Mac Help site. It had a "lounge" as many such spots did back then, where regular posters could jaw jaw about anything. We'd been having great times, sometimes serious discussions, sometimes silly fun for years, but things started to deteriorate as we moved toward the Iraq war.

The wisdom of going to war was not the most problematic issue, it was the prevailing hostility to President Bush. He was not just an ignoramus but also an illegitimate president who rode into town on a stolen election. That's the claim that gave people license to let loose their inner Torquemadas. Any defense of Bush resulted in an incredible, personally insulting stream of remarks, along will a surprising amount of sexist condescension. AIt wasn't long before almost any other deviation from liberal orthodoxy began to elicit the same non-substantive responses.

That's when I changed to a gender neutral screen name, and included my real last name as a disincentive to treat others likewise.

When I got to JOM, I discovered that even people who viscerally disagreed with you would still engage you on the issues, without purposely insulting or demeaning you. I tried posting at a number of different places, and found that to be a pretty typical difference between liberal and conservative sites. You didn't even have to stray very far from the party line to become the target of liberal displeasure. So, I planted my roots at JOM, and while I remain socially liberal in many respects, I've probably become more conservative generally, as a result.

Narciso

Allies like poland and hungary israel and taiwan even ukraine.

Narciso

How were treated by the last administration.

clarice

Same here, jmh. The ad homs are rare,here. Plus, there are smarter people.

Narciso

Well there was the nazguls i shan't say their names, like beetlejuice.

clarice

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Narciso


Category error


https://mobile.twitter.com/GordonGChang/status/1317463654745493504

Narciso


Hes gotten better


https://meaninginhistory.blogspot.com/2020/10/jonathan-turley-biden-dog-that-didnt.html?m=1

Jack Lillywhite

I hear that Wray is trying for the punter vacancy at The Washington Football team.

anonamom

Women’s March?

No women I know.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

That's the difference between a political ideology and a political philosophy, JM.
An ideology is not what you believe; it's who you are. It's your identity. People who disagree with you aren't denying what you believe is true. They are denying you personally, your existence. And so politics becomes a zero-sum, existential battle between good and evil rather than the give and take and compromise of the art of the possible.
And that ideology inevitably breeds the single most corrosive ethos of the left or any ideologue; the personal is political. What that really means is; my ideological identity; me, makes you an other; if need be an expendable other.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

If you're a PowerLine fan and read comments this will make you smile

CCGirl

LOL, Jim SC. Someone made a meme about him. Very creative!

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

From TWIP comments

bubarooni

"There is also a regional component to it as well, so that there becomes a kind of hierarchy of who you root for.
Your team first of course. But if they croak, usually the next team from your region, even if otherwise they are your sworn enemy"

My order of things:

I.U., Notre Dame, Butler, Ball State, Indiana State, University of Evansville, I.U.P.U.I and Purdue.

Things have to get pretty bad before I root for Purdue but, it's happened...

Just now getting caught up after a long, hard week at work...

It seems like a lot of personal things have happened with peeps on this blog the last two weeks. Best wishes to you all especially MM!

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Yeah, everyone take extra care! There's lots of Karma sloshing around ... don't get blindsided

henry

Link to Muskegon, MI Trump rally

https://rsbnetwork.com/2020/10/watch-live-president-trump-holds-campaign-event-in-muskegon-mi-10-17-20/

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

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Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I just got around to reading some of that ProPublica bleat about the "fall of the CDC".
What a load of biased horse shit.
The worst bias being that they fail to note that most of what the CDC wanted to say turned out to be wrong and most of what they were told to say by non med guys turned out to be right. THAT is the true scandal and the fall of the CDC.

JM Hanes

Skimming too quickly through the the Twitter replies here, I thought this guy was talking about Biden.

Neal Katyal:
"Call me conservative, but I prefer Presidents who don’t have to flee the jurisdiction if they lose a re-election campaign."

Then I read this one:

Kelly O'Donnell
"Trump in Georgia on risk of losing: "'I'm gonna say, I lost to the worst candidate in the history of politics I'm not gonna feel so good. Maybe I'll have to leave the country. I don't know.'"

Troll level, sky's the limit!

Preet Bharara
"hold the tape"
Quotes David Mack tweet:
"Trump says he may leave the US if Biden wins."

Steven Beschloss
"If Trump loses in a crushing defeat, I’m beginning to think less about how he might incite violence and more about how he might slip quietly out of the country to save himself from the inevitability of criminal prosecution."

I can just imagine what that will morph into by tomorrow. Trump on the run!

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Last one for now. TWIP comments was great today

henry

AF1 taxiing to podium

anonamom

thanks for the explanation re: shoe COLOR! Now I get it.

Again, IRT to Sasse:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_-B3eQb1bs


I tweeeted that to Sasse yesterday; TM today!
These NeverTrumpers and their sanctimony--and utter cluelessness--really, really bug me.

JM Hanes


James Woods says what I meant to say at the time:

Racists and bigots always identify people by color or religion. Biden can’t remember Mitt Romney’s name, so to Joe he’s now just “the Mormon.” There goes that vote...
Porchlight

JMH, they're the easiest people in the world to troll.

henry

Trump walking up to the mike

1/2aboy&1/2aman

I echo bubarooni’s 4:52 remarks: “It seems like a lot of personal things have happened with peeps on this blog the last two weeks. Best wishes to you all especially MM!”

I’ve been contemplating getting the lamb’s blood for the lintel.
I don’t know who started that on that night way back when, but it was priceless.

MM, I for now will refer to this place as JOMmm or jomMM as the guitar man might phrase.

This place is truly a newsroom, a chat room, a learning room, and an entertainment room. I almost feel should pay for admission. Nah, not really.

Glad I found it as you folks really make it a joy to lurk.

Captain Hate

That does sound like a rewarding perspective!

The only downside to sitting so close is that you have to pay attention to every pitch in case some screaming liner off the screws comes at you. None really came close but seeing a few sizzlers down the line puts you on full alert. Once we heard localized applause behind us and turned around to see a few rows back the local strip club had tix that they gave the girls for an evening off. And to do some marketing for the post game

Rocco

Hi all,

I'd like to thank each and everyone of you for your prayers. Owen was released last night (thanks Jane) and is home now. The MRI and EEG's were normal. Those falling down episodes combined with the seizures had me thinking the absolute worst.

Here's where I panicked, I was talking mostly to my son in law because he's the one who drops the boys off here and then picks them up after work. He told me that when Owen had one of these falling down incidents, he picked Owen up who was unconscious and limp. I have since talked to my daughter who told me that although Owen has fallen over quite a bit, she never saw him lose consciousness. She did say he would fall over without bracing himself for the fall, arms down then bang. Now they're thinking the falling down is just plain clumsiness, that he'd get from me. Now I feel a bit embarrassed for over reacting when it may have been, as amom put it, a not uncommon among infants, febrile.

So please forgive my panic and thread disruptions. Owen's going to be OK.

BeastsEngland

Isn’t Steven Beschloss the esteemed author who declared Obama to be our smartest president evah?

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

You've come a long way, baby;
Gay Multimillionaire Buys ‘The Best-Looking Baby In The World’ From A Surrogate

No country should allow the sale of children or the intentional creation of orphans, which, make no mistake, is exactly what is happening with surrogacy.

"A British man living in the United States who has recently begun a romantic relationship with his daughter’s ex-boyfriend bought a baby and is being praised by media for it. Barrie Drewitt-Barlow paid about $100,000 for his new daughter, Valentina Willow. He is most proud of the baby girl’s looks."


Seems to me the specter of The Handmaid's Tale looms a lot closer from this kind of degenerate lunacy and the Musselmen than from a faith that defines a family as one man, one woman and their kids.

clarice

Yup--and the guy who paddled around N.O. with that clown actor whose name escapes me for the moment pretending they were on a rescue mission after the hurricane.

Captain Hate

Sean Penn?

BeastsEngland

’So please forgive my panic and thread disruptions.’

Forgiveness? Heck, Owen is blessed to have you. :)

anonamom

Not over reacting at all rocco--and I say, keep watching closely. Why I suggest videoing a falling episode if he has one.

There are all kinds of seizures; grand mal, with the twitching and contracting of major muscle groups and loss of consciousness being but one.

It is wonderful that there are no brain tumors underlying this, and of course, I hope this is "one (two) and done, " but keeping a close eye on that little guy is definitely in order.

Kathryn Anne

1/2 boy1/2 man:
You are a delightful addition to the JOM family.
So glad to see so many posters here just before the election!
JIB:
What a beautiful place in Wales for your son to be educated.Glad he knew his grandfather well and learned so much from him.
Good luck in the college search.
Safe travels to both you and OL.

Captain Hate

Didn't Imus shut Beschloss up by asking what Gaylord's IQ was?

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

That's all good news, Rocco.

bubarooni

I'm reading with a smirk, the comments on early coding.

I came late to the game after a change in life circumstances.

I worked at the largest television assembly plant in the world (Thompson/RCA) that was devastated by outsourcing (Mexico). It was a good job.

Thirtyish, newly married, with a mortgage and my first (maybe fav child???... not supposed to say so...) I didn't know what the hell I was gonna do.

When we all got shitcanned, Big Bro offered us a new program of retraining. Hardly anyone, especially the older workers, took advantage of it.

I did.

I had bought a Radio Shack TRS-80 about a year before the big layoff as a hobby, enjoyed it an thought I'd go that route.

I quickly found out that like lots of new programs, there weren't many rules. One of the rules, that was later changed I think because of me, was you could take as many credit hours as you wanted as long as your grades were good.

I took advantage of that and was soon taking as many classes as I could in Bloomington and commuting to Indianapolis for the others.

I got two degrees in two years. I liked factory work, the mechanical aspects of manipulating tools to do things but, I've never looked back.

Probably 1990 or so and things were still fairly up in the air for IT. I got a degree for networking and one for coding. I tried coding which I prefered, but made a living in networking.

I had a cobol class, I think it was 'Toshiba COBOL' that we ran off floppy disks. A lazy coder, I just wrote stuff till it broke, find the offending line, rewrite 7 times till it worked. My prof was like 'You are spoiled. When I wrote code it was on a card. It had to be perfect because you had to schedule with the gatekeepers at the mainframe and if didn't work you had to wait 3 days to try it again."

I thought 'yeah that sucks, but I gotta pc and get to do it 12 times in 6 hours.'

He hated my GOTO's to boot!

I came into my own in VB6 though, especially in regards to recordsets which led me to sql coding. I was pretty good at it if I don't mind saying so.

It's what I'd do if I had didn't have mortgage and tuition payments to worry about.

Wound up making a living though by programming Cisco and HP switches, routers and firewalls.

Now I don't even get to do that.

I code bills for the IT dept, manage others doing the cool stuff and run projects.

It's still cooler and pays better than working on the factory line.

Jack Lillywhite

I have my really cheesy baked ziti in the oven

If around these parts come by. Serving 94 Chateau Zede with it. Cousin of my BIL’s - vineyard people.

Captain Hate

You reacted like a concerned Grandfather, Rocco.

BeastsEngland

I didn’t know that Beschloss was with Penn, but now it’s even funnier. A couple of brainiacs in a row boat... 😂

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I always get a new ear worm to replace the one I already had every time you post 1/2aboyand1/2aman. :)

lyle

Just got home from a trap-shooting outing with my neighbor. I haven’t shot trap in over 25 years and, man, does it show! I think I hit five clays in 50 shots. But we drove out in his Aston-Martin convertible...

Anyhoo, the media is trying this pathetic angle, I see:

https://www.redstate.com/streiff/2020/10/17/media-hunter-biden-drug-problem/

Don’t you meanies attack poor Hunter! It’s not his fault he’s an addict!


Jane

Holy shit Rocco, you did not overreact.

Kathryn Anne

Lyle,
I also like that new PBS show Flesh and Blood and yes that doctor is going to kill her for the money or wants to do it. The youngest daughter needs to wake up and realize that guy isn’t going to leave his wife.
JIB:
I love cheesy ziti!
CH:
I remember that Imus episode.
On Friday, Mika and Joe fixated on President Trump saying at the Townhall he wasn’t certain if he was tested on debate day.
Then went back to their doom and gloom Coronavirus coverage.

BeastsEngland

Pretty sure I could shoot 5 for 50 in trap from the hip. 🙄

henry

Lyle, it’s good to have an addict ride along to China in AF2 and pick up a billion in Chinese cash. / sarc

They media must thing we are all students in head start or something.

Captain Hate

Great moments in humanitarianism

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2005/09/sean-penn-bales-on-rescue-attempt/

No mention of Beschloss.

JM Hanes

1/2&1/2:

"I’ve been contemplating getting the lamb’s blood for the lintel.""

I think the JOM collective determined that peanut butter was more effective by several orders of magnitude, but I could be mistaken. Someone will surely correct me if I'm wrong.

Tom R

Sasse a future POTUS? LOL Dave’s 3:13 is tempting me to compare our host’s IQ to Forrest Gump.

Jack Lillywhite

Bubarooni

Don’t forget to add drainage design to your CV🤪

henry

Peanut butter works on mouse traps. So it has that going for it.

Plus, peanut butter gives Karens hives when they think of the children who are allergic to it. [narr: never met such a child in my 0+ years]

matt - deplore me if you must

I was in that RCA plant a couple of times boobaroni making sales calls. They had a printed circuit shop in the back. It was a blow to the city when that plant closed.

henry

0+... ooops. Pick a too large number for the decades. ;)

Narciso

Not exactly

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2005-oct-28-et-brinkley28-story.html%3f_amp=true

Narciso

All of these twits behave the same. Beschloss had at least one decent book in him. In the past

BeastsEngland

Headed back to town for the game. Our host has promised a smoked prime rib for our pregame meal, so I got that goin’ for me... 😎

Roll Tide!!

JM Hanes

My personal things pale in comparison to everyone else's, but I did manage to drop a pan of boiling custard on my foot two weeks ago. Couldn't be a worse combination than boiling sugar and sticky custard! Actually, I suppose there could be a lot of worse combos, but never mind. Today was the first day I was healed up enough to put my snake boots on and head for the woods, but then I got distracted here. I don't suppose I need to 'splain how that story ends!

Narciso

Yikes jm,

bubarooni

Doh!

Jack, I hadn't thought about that expertise angle.

I think I'll rewrite my resume tomorrow.

When I got done mowing today, really mulching leaves, I found a half case of Upland beer in the garage fridge.

Definitely a drop off from my twin bro.

I think I'm best off delaying the rewrite till I've resolved that half case,..

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JM Hanes

Rocco:

So glad to hear that Owen is and will be OK! Everyone here has panic privileges, because you don't know how things will turn out till they turn out.

lyle

Pretty sure I could shoot 5 for 50 in trap from the hip.

You were supposed to focus on the car, Beasts...😉

bubarooni

Dang Matt! Small world!

I worked in the QC department.

I think that is what led me to the TRS-80 and my present occupation.

Kathryn Anne

Sasse is the new RIno Flake.
Won’t get re-elected next time.
Too pompous.
Schiff’s says Biden’s e-mails from Kremlin.
Fool people once..
Schiff’s is stupid enough to think that the American people will fall for that scam and hoax again.
I hope he is one of the ones involved so he can eventually be indicted.

Kathryn Anne

Lyle:
45 years ago I drove with a friend from Cleveland to Cape Cod in her MGB
With the top down.
Last Friday in another MGB we drive from the West side to Downtown Cleveland, again with the top down and the wind in our hair.
I said , not much has changed in 45 years!

henry

Trump is on a roll in MI. Janesville next at 8:00 eastern. Rock County (includes Janesville) was a Hillary +10 in 2016.

Cold out, windy (leaves blowing over the top of my house). I have a nice fire and voodoo ranger, imperial set for the show.

JM Hanes

henry:

"0+... ooops."

Shoulda just left it there. I thought is was some kind of elevated computer language.

lyle

Schiff’s is stupid enough to think that the American people will fall for that scam and hoax again.

Enough of them fell the first time, so why not?

Kathryn Anne

Rocco:
You are a wonderful grandfather and those children are so fortunate to have you to rely upon! Please keep us posted.

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