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April 12, 2021

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Melinda

Swat involved in Gaithersburg and San Antonio right now...

Jane

Boy is it a gorgeous day in Florida! 82 with a gorgeous breeze!

All my men friends are sick, with one in the hospital. No Covid, and no diagnosis’. What a screwed up world. Was in the pool this morning with people talking about all the medical pain they have. I felt very liucky!

Happy early birthday CCgirl! Celebrate all week!

Jane

Today’s Project Veritas installment is great: https://www.projectveritas.com/news/part-3-cnn-director-charlie-chester-says-network-is-trying-to-help-the-black/

If you are on Twitter post it for revenge!

The left must be working overtime to censor Newsmax and Fox. It’s coming!

Jim Eagle

I lived in Gaithersburg for 5 years. DC bed door commute. Has the best sandwich shop in the world.

Jane

https://townhall.com/columnists/victordavishanson/2021/04/15/how-to-start-a-war-n2587985‘

VDH is very good!

jimmyk

I’m left-handed, and according the clerk at the golf shop left-handed clubs are next to impossible find these days.

Reminds me of Jimmy Stewart's favorite joke:

A couple by the name of John and Margaret were having breakfast one morning when Margaret looked at John and said, "John, I'd like to ask you a question."

"Sure, Honey," John said, "What would you like to know?"

"John, if I died would you remarry?"

"Margaret! That's crazy! Why would anyone ask such a question? Let's talk about something else."

"But John, I'd like to know. Would you remarry if I died?"

"Honey, that's crazy talk. I'm simply not going to answer such a silly question."

But Margaret persisted and, eventually, John grew frustrated with her.

"Okay, Margaret, okay, have it your way. Here's what I would probably do. I reckon I'd wait a while but, eventually, I would remarry. There now, are you satisfied?"

"Thank you, John," Margaret said. After a little Margaret said, "John, If I died and you remarried, would you sell the house?"

John thought for a bit then said, "No, no, I don't reckon I would sell the house. I like it here and there would be no reason for me to sell it."

"But John," Margaret said, "If I died and you remarried would you sell our bed?"

"Well Margaret, I've never given it any thought. You know, just off the top of my head, I have to say I really like our bed so I guess my answer is, No, I wouldn't sell the bed."

"But John, what about my golf clubs? You wouldn't let her use my golf clubs, would you?

"Why Margaret! Of course not! What kind of a question is that? I wouldn't dream of letting her use your clubs. Besides, she's left-handed!"

clarice

https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2021/04/15/glenn-greenwald-thread-spotlights-media-member-most-responsible-for-spreading-deranged-conspiracy-theories/

henry

I lived in Gaithersburg a couple years... missed out on the sandwich shop. Took Amtrak to Philly for a cheesesteak on occasion.

CCGirl

Funny, JimmyK!

Melinda

Google buried that one for Glenn, Clarice. Will have to use a new browser...

Works in IE, from a different IP address, sorta...

Jane

https://thefederalist.com/2021/04/15/senate-democrats-are-padding-the-filibuster-numbers-to-lie-about-why-they-want-to-kill-it/

If you want to understand “filibuster”. Read this. THe democrats are lying jokes!

MissMarple2

anonamom,

Navarro is going after Fauci big time in the 5 PM hour!

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--let @Jack know how you feel.--

If I let Jack know how I feel, I'd be going to real jail not twitter jail.

clarice

I wouldn't mind a trip right now to Atlantic City for the world's best sub sandwiches.

jimmyk

Have to do a followup brag about the daughter. I mentioned the article she wrote for her college rag about the lack of ideological diversity among faculty, and how it got retweeted by various luminaries. Anyway, this apparently got her invited (all expenses paid) to a Heritage Foundation conference in Austin with 20 students they designate "young leaders," or some such.

Anyway, if Porch is lurking, maybe I can connect the two of you. It's in early June.

Jim Eagle

Henry,

Not there anymore. But the sandwich menu was in a 3 ring binder and full:)

Jim Eagle

Roy's Place, henry.

https://patch.com/maryland/gaithersburg/roy-s-place-has-served-its-final-sandwich

clarice

Wow, jimmyk. Kid's going somewhere.

Jim Eagle

jimmyk,

BTW, one of the top ten golf jokes in the world:)

Jane

How cool Jimmy! You done well!

Marlene

Good afternoon! Congrats jimmyk!
I've been pouting all afternoon because hubby went to the shooting range at Babcock Webb Preserve this afternoon with his cousin. My g*n is in Maine. Hubby told me he'd take me target shooting when we return to Florida in the fall. :)

Marlene

Actually, I stayed with Scout because yesterday the vet diagnosed him with full blown arthritis yesterday. He's on two meds and is walking like an old man. :(

Jim Eagle

Glass ceiling breaking stuff:

https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2021/04/15/first-enlisted-woman-qualifies-for-formal-combat-controller-training/

Think about the training intensity.

matt - deplore me if you must

Meh....Sounds like a gimmicky menu. Here, try the Deadly Nightshade and tuna salad if you dare...

It's about the bread, quality of comestibles and treatment to me. I want that one Japanese dude who makes the perfect pork sandwich, or a nice Langers pastrami (to die for!). Ever better a French jamon baguette.

3" thick hampastramitunaliverwurstbaconturducken sammiches just don't get me going.

Jim Eagle

Well, Matt, if it is tricked up, the place was always packed. WhY?

clarice

jimmyk, Professor Charles Lipson posted on FB a chart and link to her article.

henry

JiB, took a couple dates there. Never noticed the food for some reason.

jimmyk

Thanks, all, just waiting for the really highest honor when she gets suspended by FB or Twitter.

clarice

Heh, jimmy!

Jim Eagle

jimmyk,

We need to come up a badge of honor for anyone suspended by the immature despots at FB or Twitter. Really, they are the kind of kids you want to slap aourd just to wake them up.

MissMarple2

Breaking911
@Breaking911

NEW: Facebook is no longer allowing users to share the NYP story about BLM co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors' recent $3.2 million real estate binge
5:10 PM · Apr 15, 2021

MissMarple2

My granddaughter got an alumni scholarship and I am one of 4 people she has invited to the awards ceremony! (She only gets 4 tickets.)

No banquet this year due to Covid, and of course you have to wear a damn mask. However, I can take a picture of her outside without masks.

She also made the National Honor Society.

MissMarple2

https://freebeacon.com/national-security/biden-admin-bows-to-russia-cancels-deployment-of-war-ships/

Jim Eagle

Congrats to grandmgther MM, NHS is a big deal especially when applying to university.

Jane

Oh Marlene. I’m so sorry! Scout needs a treat!

clarice

Congratulations,MM.

clarice

https://www.wsj.com/articles/dr-fauci-and-the-liberty-thing-11618526318?mod=djemBestOfTheWeb

MissMarple2

Breaking911
@Breaking911
· 5h
BREAKING: House Democrats have introduced a resolution to abolish the electoral college
=================================
McMurphy Memes
@mcmurphy_pat

Just going to keep tweeting out this photo from now until the start of the war

Davod

"The journalism schools are still churning out new newshounds. "

For newshounds read read sheep.

jimmyk

Congrats, MM.

jimmyk

A resolution to abolish the electoral college? These clowns have no clue what's in the Constitution, evidently.

Davod

"Extinction rebellion member Alison Plaumer told local officials at a Brighton and Hove City Council meeting that dairy is racist because black people are more likely to be lactose intolerant."

Doesn't she realize that dairy is mainly good for health? If you remove dairy that means more money spent on keeping white people healthy and less money for black people.

Davod

Henry.

"Pfizer CEO Albert Bourlas has warned reporters that recipients of the Pfizer vaccine - the most widely distributed jab in the US - will "likely" need to receive a third "booster" shot within 12 months of being vaccinated, and possibly as early as six months after receiving their second dose."

Keeps the money rolling in, increases profits, and makes the shareholders happy.

Narciso

What the

https://www.google.com/amp/s/legalinsurrection.com/2021/04/chauvin-trial-day-14-wrap-up-mistrial-narrowly-avoided-closing-arguments-monday/amp/

Jane

Congrats MM!

CCGirl

MissM, It’s nice to have something positive going on! Congrats to your granddaughter!

Good job parenting as well, JimmyK. I looked for the article but did not find it. :-(

Narciso

Congrata miss marple

Davod

Can Congress abolish the electoral college?

sbwaters

Can the Electoral College abolish Congress?

hoyden

Whelp, if you can't post on FB about Buying Large Mansions then a pic will have to do.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--A resolution to abolish the electoral college? These clowns have no clue what's in the Constitution, evidently.--

Jimmy, you're not usually so naive. We are very close to a post constitutional USA [Ununited States of America] already.
HR1/4 more Sotomayors/DC - PR statehood, will all make it complete. In fact any one of the three probably would.
But yeah, TM and Appalled they're probably right because once the Dems have a packed SCOTUS and 4 more Dem Senators and no-ID-universal-vote-for-a-donut elections and have packed another 10 or 20 million illegals into the country they will just stop and not doing anything really radical because every time in the past leftists attempted to establish a one party state they always stopped once they had done so and let everyone just go about their business as before.
They don't actually want absolute power in order to wield it over others. They just like to be able to say they have it and then not exercise it.

Narciso

What was the most radical thing the possums allowed to get through congress a limitation on partial birth abortion.

Narciso

Nothing that substantial the term limits passed 26 years ago.

Narciso

Backfleinisch latin chapter


https://babalublog.com/2021/04/15/florida-democrat-lawmaker-claims-soccialism-has-neever-killed-anyone/

Narciso


Largely

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/04/systemic-racism-conspiracy-theory-cult-daniel-greenfield/

Narciso

But of course

https://ace.mu.nu/revealed_before_becoming_woke4tv_trevor_noah_supported_using_tear_gas_and_real_bullets_against..._striking_minors#more

Narciso

Did i hear right captain oveurs wants to blockade the black sea did he hear of the crimean war,

Narciso


Waddler does what he does best

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/04/15/democrats-admit-packing-supreme-court-political-reasons-mitch-mcconnell-donald-trump-broke-court/

Narciso


Indeed

https://mobile.twitter.com/politicalmath/status/1382789172574900226

Narciso


Absolutely

https://americanmind.substack.com/p/the-war-on-manhood?r=8t0d&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&utm_source=twitter

Narciso


So it seems

https://computingforever.com/2021/04/14/the-two-tier-prison-society/

Narciso

So the bbc diversity zampolit says idris elba stringer bell people isnt black enough

Davod

Narciso. I read an article about this today. It seems as if he didn't mingle with enough black people during the show. The article points out that he didn't mingle with anyone during the show. He was a loner.

I don't remember where I read the article, otherwise I would provide a link.

Narciso

Wh9 cares hes stringer bell stacker pentecost even the captain in the lackluster alien prometheus.

Davod

On Powerline's front page, liberal or GOPE Paul Mirengoff has nine articles. Do they want to lose even more readers?

Narciso


They are idiots


https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.hollywoodreporter.com/amp/news/bbc-diversity-chief-says-luther-doesnt-feel-authentic-due-to-lack-of-black-friends

Narciso

I imagine its much like breathing for her

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2021/04/kristen-clarke-lies-under-oath-about-her-racist-writing-at-harvard.php

Davod

From Ace

"Revealed: The Story About Russia Paying Bounties For Americans' Heads Was Yet Another Psyops Hoax Directed at the US By Its Rogue Enemy Intelligence Agency, the CIA
— Ace

Via John Sexton at Hot Air -- the CIA concocted another false information operation and directed it at the taxpayers paying for its bullshit."

[Look! I bet there is nothing in writing or on tape about the Russians offering bounties for American heads in Afghanistan, but why wouldn't they. The Russians may not have the manpower or money, but I bet they are fighting the Cold War again, against the US.]

https://hotair.com/john-s-2/2021/04/15/u-s-intel-walks-back-claim-about-russia-paying-bounties-for-death-of-american-soldiers-n383562

Davod

From Ace.

The only reason I post this is that Noah is Woke these days.

"Elisha Kunene@Eli_Kunene
·
Aug 16, 2020
For months Trevor Noah has used copyright violation claims to suppress this clip of him dancing on Marikana graves

https://twitter.com/i/status/1294986359745249280

matt - deplore me if you must

Also, Elba did not eat enough Caribbean food on camera . No jerk chicken for you!

MissMarple2

Too tired to stay up.

Heading to bed.

Good night, everyone!

Narciso

Not the first time hes put his foot in his mouth.

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2015/mar/31/trevor-noah-backlash-highlights-jokes-jews-women

MissMarple2

"Able was I ere I saw elba."

Night again.

clarice

Save yourself time--skip the confirmation hearings. Tracey Ullman already has it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTIfU4zMQWY

Davod

Matt. The probably saw chips (fries) on his plate instead of rice or plantain. Don't these people know that when foreign food gets imported into the UK, chips are added to make the Brits feel more comfortable.

Mind you. When I visited the UK in 1988, after leaving in 68, I was surprised to see curry and chips on the menu board outside a restaurant.

CCGirl

Clarice, Tracey Ullman is great. Did you ever see the movie, “I Love You to Death?” Hilarious! She’s so talented. And apparently ahead of her time.

Davod

Clarice. This is what satire/political comedy used to look like.

Jane

We are down to the states. The Federal government is useless to do anything. Texas, Florida, South Dakota. Who else is standing up? We need a count.

Narciso

Its perfectly deaspan

Jane

Perfect Clarice!

Davod

THE NEW SPACE RACE: Russia is going back to the moon this year.

"Russia is revisiting its Soviet space heritage for a new series of missions that will take the nation back to the moon.

The first of those missions, dubbed Luna 25, is scheduled to launch this October, ending a 45-year drought of Russian moon landings with the nation's first arrival at the south pole, where, like everyone else targeting the moon, Russian scientists want to study water locked below the surface in permanent ice.

"The moon is the center of our program for the next decade," Lev Zelenyi, scientific advisor for the Russian Space Research Institute, said during a virtual presentation on March 23 hosted by the National Academy of Sciences..."

https://www.space.com/russia-luna-25-returning-to-moon

Davod

Re. Russians going to the moon. They do have the advantage of all the USD technology they have stolen over the years.

Davod

From Ace - fighting for your liberty (picture)

https://ace.mu.nu/images/Liberties.jpg

Davod

From Ace. Good parking video (59 Secs).

https://twitter.com/i/status/1382852364701294592

Narciso

That soyuz upgraded booster seems effective but i dont think theyve ever attempted something like this even with their earlier luna probes.

Davod

This was on Facebook, so I posted it here.

"The Oldest Recruit to Ever Join the Marines
The average age of a United States Marine Corps recruit is 21 years old. When Paul Douglas enlisted in 1942, he left behind his wife, child, and career and reported to Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island at the ripe age of 50.

Even though thousands of visitors have walked the halls of the Douglas Visitor Center, very few know the story of the man behind the namesake, who became the oldest recruit in the history of Parris Island.

Born in 1892, Douglas embarked on a career as an economics professor, teaching at multiple universities across America from 1916-1942. In 1939 Douglas ran for Chicago City Council and won.

By 1942, Douglas had made many acquaintances in high places; namely Frank Knox, an associate he befriended during his tenure at the Chicago Daily News who later became Secretary of the Navy. With a little help from Knox, Douglas enlisted in the United States Marine Corps as a private, five months after the attacks on Pearl Harbor, as the country was plunged into a second world war. Douglas had wanted to see combat and fight for his country, so with his connections in the naval service the Marine Corps became the most logical choice.

Now the 50-year-old famed economist, professor and politician found himself at the command of drill instructors whom he was old enough to have fathered. After completing boot camp, Douglas proudly wrote “I found myself able to take the strenuous boot camp training without asking for a moment's time out and without visiting the sick bay.”

After impressing his command during boot camp, Douglas was assigned to the personnel classification section on Parris Island. With influence from his connections in the Roosevelt administration, three weeks later he passed a test to be promoted to corporal, and one month after that, staff sergeant. Following a recommendation from his commanding officer (and a strong recommendation from his old friend Frank Knox,) Douglas was commissioned as a captain in the Marine Corps, after seven months as an enlisted Marine.
During the battle of Peleliu, while serving as the division adjutant to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, Captain Douglas made trips to the front lines to evacuate the wounded and dead men. During one of these trips Douglas saw that the men were in desperate need of flamethrower and rocket launcher ammo. He swiftly returned to the rear and hand-delivered the men the ammo under heavy mortar and small arms fire. For these heroic actions, Douglas would be awarded the Bronze Star medal. Later into the campaign at Peleliu, Douglas came under fire and was hit by a piece of shrapnel, for which he received his first Purple Heart medal.

Douglas went on to serve in the battle of Okinawa, often being remembered by Marines for running around the battlefield with the vigor of a much younger Marine. He was promoted to major during the battle of Okinawa. Pfc. Paul E. Ison stated that it was after the major had pulled his demolition team aside to assist in resupplying ammo to the front lines that he noticed Douglas had been injured.
Douglas had been hit by a machine gun in his left forearm and was evacuated by the men that he had dedicated his life to serving. After being hit, he proceeded to use his uninjured hand to take off his major rank insignia so that he wouldn’t receive special attention.
Ison said, “If I live to be 100 years old I will never forget this scene. There, lying on the ground, bleeding from his wound was a white-haired Marine major. He had been hit by a machine gun bullet. Although he was in pain, he was calm and I have never seen such dignity in a man. He was saying ‘Leave me here. Get the young men out first. I have lived my life. Please let them live theirs.”

Douglas expressed passionate interest in returning early to his men to continue serving on the front lines. He was hospitalized in San Francisco and subsequently moved to Bethesda, Maryland where it took more than 14 months to be dismissed from the hospital and was medically retired from the Marine Corps, only regaining partial use of his left hand.
Noting his unusual bravery, an officer who served under Douglas said “No one could keep the major out of the front lines. He loves his boys and was right in there with them all the time.”

In his command it had been a normal sight to see Douglas waiting in the back of the chow hall line while fellow officers skipped to the front of the line, picking up garbage so that young Marines wouldn’t have to, and anything else he could do to assist the men under him.

All accounts of men who served with him said that he was greatly admired by his Marines.
Commenting on the importance of honoring Douglas and his actions through dedicating a building to him, Dr. Stephen Wise, the director of the Parris Island History Museum stated “It’s important to remember Marines who made an impact and influenced the Marine Corps in a positive direction. Douglas was the oldest individual to go through Parris Island, he could have stayed safely on ship and he chose not to; we want people to remember these men and their actions.”

Because of his brave actions under fire and unselfish service he was promoted to lieutenant colonel a year after he retired in January of 1947. After returning to Chicago as a war hero, Douglas won his spot as Illinois state senator in 1949. When running for senator the opposing candidate refused to debate him, so Douglas sat down and debated an empty chair, switching chairs and answering for his opponent. He was noted for his support of Dr. Martin Luther King's civil rights movement and advocating for just treatment of Americans. He served in that position for 18 years until retiring at 74 years of age.

In 1977, Parris Island visitor’s center was named in Douglas’s honor. His wife, Emily Douglas spoke to the tribute Parris Island had bestowed upon her late husband.

“Later in his life many honors came to my husband. But there is none that would have so touched him, made him so astonished as well as thrilled, as having his name associated here at Parris Island.”

Even in public office Douglas continued to advocate for the Marine Corps, and proudly kept the Marine Corps standard displayed in office.

“All of us have standards by which we measure other men. Paul Douglas is one of the finest, bravest and truest men that I have known during my lifetime. It was an honor to have been associated with him, to have shared danger with him and to have observed his nobility of character when he was wounded and asked to be left behind so that younger men might live.”
-PFC. Paul E. Ison
(U.S. Marine Corps story and photo colorization by Cpl. Shane Manson)
Information and photos courtesy of the Chicago History Museum and the Parris Island History Museum"

jimmyk

Great story, Davod.

Davod

Can anyone tell me why these are considered pistols?

https://www.springfield-armory.com/saint-series/saint-ar-15-pistols/

Davod

I suggested this in an earlier comment:

"CASH COW: Pfizer CEO Announces ‘Annual’ Vaccines ‘Likely’ Necessary"

Davod

I don't F....g believe this.


"Los Angeles police are force-vaccinating special needs children in heinous “Operation Homebound” program that resembles Nazi euthanasia of the retarded..."

[Where are all the civil rights lawyers?]

https://www.naturalnews.com/2021-04-14-los-angeles-police-force-vaccinating-special-needs.html#

Davod

Jimmyk. I had a friend who joined the USMC Reserve before WWII. He was among the first to head for the Pacific after Pearl Harbor. While he spent time in Australia recovering from wounds, he didn't come back to the States until the war ended. His argument was that everyone he knew of who left and came back were killed.

Davod

Time for bed.

Pinandpuller

Whatever happened to Huma Abaddon?

Or as her name hath in Greek, Huma Apollyon.

Pinandpuller

The head of the Russian Space Project is named Stenli Kubrikov.

jim nj

Way behind. Working on a special project. I noticed that one off the genealogy publishers that I patronize has a sale going on. These people specialize in re-printing, in real-time, older books of genealogical interest that no longer have copyright protection.

https://higginsonbooks.com/

I highly recommend them. They don't keep inventory on hand, they print what you order and then bind it in soft or hardcover. And they have thousands of available titles.

So I'm like, well, let me see if any of the ones I want are available on-line in PDF form.

If I'm going to make extensive use of a book like baptism or marriage records I have to have a bound hard-copy with an index and most of then still have copyright protection.

Anyway, I'm searching book titles via Bing and I keep getting hits from this site:

https://archive.org/

So far I've down-loaded about 30 PDF versions of books I want and I'm only up to the letter L.

jim nj

A little further - I don't mind paying for things like baptism and marriage records that somebody has spent a lot of time on doing the transcription and creating an index. They deserve the royalties.

But the out-of-print, past copyright protection, often limited editions, of old genealogies are fair game.

I have to correct most of them. They're, in large measure useful as "roadmaps" not "gospel."

PDinDetroit

Can anyone tell me why these are considered pistols?

The manufacturer simply decided to make these pistols.

Everything else depends upon ATF determination of laws and whatever State/Local Laws are.

An SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) is a rifle with a barrel less than 16 inches or a rifle with a barrel of 16 inches or longer but an overall length of fewer than 26 inches.

Pistols, on the other hand, are firearms designed to be gripped by one hand. Pistols can have any length barrel, though most commonly they will have shorter barrels ranging from 3 to 12 inches.

While pistols cannot have a “stock” they can have a brace such as an arm brace, a stabilizing brace, or in some cases just a buffer tube with some padding or foam on the end. These are designed to be shot without shouldering the gun…

On pistols, you cannot have vertical fore-grips. Doing so makes them AOWs (Any Other Weapons)

Ref Link: https://www.pewpewtactical.com/ar15-pistol-sbr/

SBRs and AOWs get the Federal Government involved for extra permitting and/or TAX STAMPS.

All of this is subject to change based upon the whim of a senile old man (and cronies).

jim nj

I can't concentrate enough to continue the PDF thing, so it's time to comment here.

I mentioned some time ago that I expect peak vaccination in the US to occur late May, or early June. And then tail off.

With Pfizer saying that most people will need a third vaccine and J&J's factory snafu and reports of blood clot issues that have suspended the use of its vaccine, at least temporarily, I'm wondering if we will hit peak vaccinations even earlier.

The anticipated supply of vaccines has been reduced short-term, I wonder if the demand for the vaccines is also dropping with the uncertainty.

Thoughts?

jim nj

PIN,

I looked at that article and thought that an UZI could be considered a pistol also.

Write a regulation and someone will find a way around it. As I understand it SUV's are classified as trucks, not cars, and escape some regulations required of cars.

PDinDetroit

jim_nj, not PIN but PDinDetroit.

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