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October 30, 2021

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Narciso

have you seen him, he looks like one the easter island statues, and not the polished one,

Narciso

they gave the jfk declassified files, might as well be speaking sanskrit,

Davod

They have a problem when Politifact labels it Mostly False.

Narciso

that shambling man, knew is a bit of a stretch

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10153839/Documents-suggest-Biden-knew-France-wasnt-told-submarine-deal.html

Davod

R. Lee Earmey's weapons:

https://www.ebrwebstore.com/r-lee-ermey-auctions-2/

Davod

Wildly Popular New Hair Salon For Introverts Guarantees No Small Talk From Your Stylist,

https://babylonbee.com/news/wildly-popular-new-hair-salon-for-introverts-guarantees-no-small-talk-from-your-stylist

Melinda

Petroleum Barges, you say?

Another suspicious item found on barge on the Ohio River

https://www.wsaz.com/2021/10/27/another-suspicious-item-found-barge-ohio-river/

Pinandpuller

Were Joe Biden Caesar, his Latin binomial would be ‘Publius Commodus’ because he stinks.

A millennia hence, archaeologist would uncover jokes like this scattered among the graffiti on the walls of Nova York.

henry

Davod, that quiet salon was ideal… so of course it was satire.

DCSCA

Never thought I'd be reliving the 1970s- except when TCM would run films of the era every Thurs., evening.

DCSCA

Just stopped by the grocery store. Butterball turkeys out for Thankssgiving: $2/lb.

Worst.
POTUS
Ever.

... and Carter smiled.

Jane

SBW,
That was excellent!

Davod

Yes, It Was An 'Evil Empire'
Nearly every form of Soviet nostalgia gets the facts wrong. Cathy Young | From the December 2021 issue


https://reason.com/2021/11/01/yes-it-was-an-evil-empire/?utm_medium=email

MissMarple2

Waiting for my daughter to get home in order to do Kroger pick-up. They were ouy of orange juice, bleach, and the featured hot dogs. I assume supply chain issues.

Narciso

I would go all howard beale, when boris the lionhearted went all blanc mange

Narciso


ok then

https://twitter.com/EoinHiggins_/status/1455251937327206400?s=20

Narciso

they will try for ludicrous speed, despite the evidence,

Narciso


whatcha you talking about

https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2021/11/01/mayor-stoney-youngkin-and-his-supporters-dont-believe-slavery-holocaust-were-real/

Narciso

In the summer of 2004, Stoney served as a Governor's Fellow in Mark Warner's administration.[4] Stoney then worked as an organizer in John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign as well as for the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Party of Wisconsin in a get out the vote effort. Five of his colleagues were later charged with slashing the tires of a van meant to be used to drive Republican voters to the polls. Stoney initially lied to police claiming he had no knowledge about the incident. He later admitted to FBI


backgrounder on mr stoney

investigators that he was present in the Democratic campaign offices after his colleagues came in to brag about slashing the tires. Stoney then went on to testify against his colleagues and fully cooperated with law enforcement. After questioning during a committee meeting with Virginia Republican lawmakers about his indiscretion, it was accepted as "an isolated, youthful mistake."[8][9][10]

Narciso

you know the company that built no cars,


In 2011, after losing his father, who (with his grandmother) had supported his political involvement (and after Creigh Deeds lost the 2009 Virginia gubernatorial race to Republican Bob McDonnell), Stoney began working as a consultant at Green Tech, an automotive company run by Terry McAuliffe (who had lost to Deeds in the 2009 Democratic gubernatorial primary).[4] The following year Stoney began working with McAuliffe's 2013 gubernatorial campaign, as deputy campaign manager, under campaign manager Robby Mook.[13] When McAuliffe won, Stoney became deputy director of the gubernatorial transition team, during which McAuliffe described Stoney as his "closest adviser."[14]

DCSCA

Joe, Nancy, Chuck...

howzabout sending all retirees another stimulus check-- to pay for your inflation-driven Thanksgiving dinner prices.

DCSCA

Terry's getting royally Brandonned.

Narciso

i'll believe it when I see it, by the way election conspiracy theories, he was on board in 2000 and 2004, when he was dnc chair,

DCSCA

Narciso, he's spouting ‘white guilt’ crap now: ‘thought reparations.’ Purveyors of CRT need smacked down IMMEDIATELY when they play that card.
Waters tried it; Sharpton tried it– and got backhanded immediately.

The living have no business paying for the sins of the long, long dead-- and that's what this is all about-- a wedge leading to financial "reparations."

Narciso

as thanos said when the collector denied something 'for you (lying is much like breathing)

DCSCA

Start messing w/parents and the kids education system and you're screwed; 'all politics is local' when it comes to that. Terry is singing totally off key-- and he's gonig shrill tonight. His campaign internal numbers must have him losing big time.

Pinandpuller

Not a lot of people know this, but Huck Finn’s Mississippi River traveling companion’s name was originally “Groomer Jim”, but gay themes would not take hold in children’s literature for more than a century later.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--USPS is worse,henry.--

No it's not. As an economic near-libertarian it pains me to say this but I use the USPS exclusively to ship and do everything I can to get shipments to me via the PO too.
FedEx is the worst, UPS second and USPS the still-bad-best of a bad lot.

DCSCA

Iggy- 'I use the USPS exclusively to ship and do everything I can to get shipments to me via the PO too.'

As do I. The USPS is great-- they work hard, move huge amounts of mail and parcels nationwide to obscure locales at reasonable prices and it's only the nutbag righties who push to privatize it who've done damage to it over the years. Ben Franklin would be rolling over in his grave if he saw what they're doing to it. The USPS is still a bargain -- and a national treasure.

Narciso

will they yield to moloch,


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10152743/Supreme-Court-hear-arguments-Texas-six-week-abortion-ban.html

DCSCA

P&P- 'Not a lot of people know this, but Huck Finn’s Mississippi River traveling companion’s name was originally “Groomer Jim”, but gay themes would not take hold in children’s literature for more than a century later.'

Not a lot of people recall this- the "Founding Fathers" wore-- pantaloons, silk hose and frilly frocked shirts, dabbed make-up on and sported powdered wigs... "Not that there's anything wrong with that." - Jerry 'Puffy Shirt' Seinfeld

henry

Alert from Amazon… you order delivered. (An hour ago).

No knock on the door. Nothing on the step or deck. Drive down to the road (800 yards, decided beer would taste good with dinner so went to retch), and there is a package in my neighbor’s horse corral near my driveway. Yep. My order. Glad I didn’t order a bag of oats. UPS delivery at work.

——

Order I had to sign for / pick up was a new iPhone. In this digital age, it took a hour to locate the correct size paper clip to move the SIM card from the old phone to the new one. What kind of engineer requires an obsolete artifact to operate their new digital thingamabob? Explain that Tim Cook.


I’m almost afraid to open a beer… I don’t want to rant on that as well. :/

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--The USPS is great--

No they're not. They're just better than the other yutzes.
Just in the last year I had three guns stuck in post office purgatory for over a month each time. And when that happens even my post office chickies can't talk to anyone to bust my guns out of distribution center jail.
I just have to hope some guy hasn't stolen them or they're not crammed behind a bulkhead somewhere and that they'll eventually pop free.
So far they have, but that is not acceptable performance or customer service.

--You can even track the delivery truck the last few miles online.--

I can do that on my UPS account too. It's just that I usually track my package going to someone else's house.


henry

Narciso, funny thing* about those vans in WI. They were rented so the Dems wouldn’t have vans to take fakes voters to several polling places get out the vote. The slashing was an own goal by the Dems. The Reps were going to use them anyway.

* source will not be revealed.

clarice

I think, as I've said, the P.O. is good or bad depending on location and personnel. The head of the P.O. nearest me is so bad the neighborhood regularly forces her supervisor to get a fire going under her.

Narciso

paper clip, what's next fountain pens,

Narciso

oh really


https://www.dailywire.com/news/loudoun-emails-sex-assault-board-harris-forgot

Narciso

no one asks the followup,


https://twitter.com/mkraju/status/1455309280429682698?s=19

henry

I already like the old phone better. It was slim metal and had smooth edges. The new one is a bumpy plastic brick, will not slide into pockets easily.. No start button, all this spastic swipe nonsense. Apparently I’m a frog to be boiled by millennial tech nerd lack of style and grace. This phone is even more annoying than modern cars.

Narciso

who is this phone designed for, cybermen?

Davod

Fountain pens. I remember being in school and writing using wooden pens with metal nibs that you dipped into an ink pot.

clarice

I hate all my euro designed appliances, over engineered and much too fussy.

henry

Cybermen would have built in SIM cards… but alas no idea what a paper clip is or where to find one.

Melinda

Henry Rodgers
@henryrodgersdc
NEW: FEC Records Revied By The @DailyCaller Show Eric Swalwell Spending Campaign Funds On Ritzy Steak Houses, Limos, Liquor Delivery App, Casino, More

Read all about it here:

dailycaller.com/2021/11/01/fec…

https://twitter.com/henryrodgersdc/status/1455293941323116550

https://dailycaller.com/2021/11/01/fec-records-eric-swalwell-casino-steak-houses/

That's sum kinda legislatin' for justice....

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Sahil Kapur
@sahilkapur
·
3h
.@lisamurkowski
says she’ll vote YES to break a filibuster on the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

She’s currently the only Republican senator who is supporting this bill.

henry

This is a bit of a surprise. But the same staff investigated the John Doe and buried all evidence…

@danodonnellshow

EXCLUSIVE: While Attorney General Josh Kaul refuses to launch an investigation into vote fraud in nursing homes, his own DOJ agents disagree and want to investigate immediately.

https://newstalk1130.iheart.com/featured/common-sense-central/content/2021-11-01-exclusive-doj-agents-want-kaul-to-investigate-nursing-home-vote-fraud/

Davod

I just finished reading "Yes, It Was An 'Evil Empire'" which I posted earlier. None of it was news to me, but the article was a reminder of what the USSR and Marxism was, and still is. It is frightening that we have people in Congress, and other parts of the federal, state and local governments, who think their version will work.


https://reason.com/2021/11/01/yes-it-was-an-evil-empire/?utm_medium=email

DCSCA

"No they're not."

Yes, they are, Iggy. A service open to 333,000,000 citizens that gets grandma's birthday card w/$10 tucked in it to a happy grandchild, a love letter to treasure and re-read on your 50th wedding anniversary; a Christmas card to keep for your great-grand kids to read... and gets 'em to those special people from Hawaii to Maine in just a few days at a very low cost. It's a fantastic system, Iggy, and one all Americans should treasure.

DCSCA

'I hate all my euro designed appliances, over engineered and much too fussy.'

OTOH, if somebody smashes into your American made car and damages your dashboard ripping out the radio-- you usually have to purchase an entire replacement plastic dashboard whereas 'Euro design' in foreign cars have the dashboards engineered in sections- so you only have to replace the damaged section, not forced to buy an entire piece.

jimmyk

The USPS also regularly operates at a loss of around $10 billion/year. I don't know who is paying for that, but it's a bit easier to provide decent service at a low cost when someone else is footing the bill. I don't defend Amazon, FedEx, UPS, though my experiences have been ok with all of them, but they have to answer for their bottom lines.

MissMarple2

DCSCA,

Are you just setting out to be contrary this evening?

DCSCA

"I remember being in school and writing using wooden pens with metal nibs that you dipped into an ink pot."

I remember writing 'practice checks' in grade school in the mid-1960s... and learned recently that my 21 year old nephew- a bio-engineer no less- had no idea how to physically write a check-- he was never taught how to do it; everything in his education 'universe' was by plastic or I-phone clicks.

DCSCA

'The USPS also regularly operates at a loss of around $10 billion/year.'

1. It's not supposed to be a profit center. 2. It operates at a loss due to fuel issues and was forced by Congress to have a flush pension system multiple decades into the future as a backdoor way to force rate increases. Today it contracts w/FedEx to move mail.

DCSCA

MissMarple2- No, not contrary, just believe everything isn't black and white and some functions like the PO are good. If you truly wanted to streamline it by population [there was a proposal to do that] and by use, Liz Cheney's Wyoming would have 4 post offices.

Catsmeat

Hi, all, catching up as usual--earlier discussion of augmented humans (yuck) came to me as I learned today that the Chinese are perfectly willing to perfect nature post-birth, as per this article about the new (?) fad of putting babies in special helmets to ensure they have round skulls, because flatter skulls are not as attractive (so, also, yuck):https://nypost.com/2021/10/30/chinas-new-fad-is-parents-putting-helmets-on-babies-to-mold-their-heads-round/

Melinda

The Post Office I used in Boulder, WY (pop. 33 when I lived there) was kept under the check out counter at the corner grocer. Same person, different hats.

Most efficient use of scarce resources.

Wish they'd do that for other things....

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--I think, as I've said, the P.O. is good or bad depending on location and personnel. --

That is no doubt true to some extent but as I stated, the biggest issues not only for me but other users I know has been the regional distribution centers.

--It's a fantastic system, Iggy, and one all Americans should treasure.--

I concur that it is a system.
And I do treasure my daughter, my dog and my God. The only thing I treasure about any government is it doesn't eff things up more than necessary and leaves me and my God given rights alone.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--new-fad-is-parents-putting-helmets-on-babies-to-mold-their-heads-round--

Crikey. If Cromwell had thought of that he could have ruled the world.

MissMarple2

DCSCA,

I was being a little contrary myself. You are right, of course, when I think about it. It was one of the original cabinet positions when the country was founded.

I know plenty of people who got Post Office jobs after graduating. They actually made a comfortable living and retired to a nice pension.

I gripe about them once in a while because our neighborhood drew a poor route driver compared to where I used to live, which had excellent service. I think the problems have been made worse over the last year due to the supply chain mess and fuel costs.

Dave (in MA)

This is my rifle
This is my gun
This is for fighting
This is for fun

MissMarple2

Catsmeat,

The Egyptians used to do that too, only they shaped an elongated skull.

MissMarple2

Heading to bed.

Good night, everyone!

By the way, it's 46 right now. Brrr!

Dave (in MA)
    This phone is even more annoying than modern cars.
Hard to imagine. I want to change the bass on the radio: Menu, Sound, Tone, Bass, +, +, +, Back, Back, Back, Back--on a touch panel you have to look at, as opposed to grabbing a knob and turning it while not taking your eyes off the road.
Davod

MM2. It's getting pretty cold here.

Davod

Rafael Nadal Makes 97-Year-Old's Dream Come True By Playing A Round Of Tennis With Him, October 31, 2021

https://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/4445/Rafael-Nadal-Makes-97-Year-Old-039-s-Dream-Come-True-By-Playing-A-Round-Of-Tennis-With-Him

Pinandpuller

Companies won’t pay enough to entice new hires so they reduce operating hours.

If employees can’t get a raise, at least they can get a shorter workweek.

Unions BTFO

Davod

Squishy:

Reminds me of when Trish and I visit Mt. St Helens, many years after the eruption. Very barren. We pulled into a parking spot on the way up. Who was peaking out of the cracks in the crash barriers, but a couple of chipmunks. Just like this one.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1455235281498480643

Davod

That should read visited.

Dave (in MA)

3 different angles from 3 different journalists, all conveniently standing behind a man with a newly-sewn confederate flag patch

Seems totally legit pic.twitter.com/8qdSM7SE7M

— Jewish Deplorable (@TrumpJew2) November 2, 2021
Pinandpuller

Ancient Assyrian Recipe—Stew of Lamb: meat is used, you prepare water, you add fat, you add fine grain salt, dried barley cakes, onion, shallot and milk, you crush together and add leek and garlic.

Pinandpuller

What do you call an acetic rodent?

A Chipmonk.

Pinandpuller

DCSCA

If you were a Foundling Father and your makeup didn’t contain mercury or lead you were considered half a fag.

jim nj

"Helping ugly people get lucky since 1941."

I don't think they've used that slogan for quite some time, but it will definitely not be used any longer as the iconic Bamboo Bar in Seaside Heights, NJ, was torn down over the weekend.

Video of the tear-down:
https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/business/former-party-spot-for-jersey-shore-cast-demolished-in-seaside-heights/3026403/

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/bamboo-bar-demolition-begins-in-seaside-heights-see-it/ar-AAQ6Ha1

In the 70's it was a decent sized bar/nightclub. In the 80's they bought the adjoining block-front and added an open-air pavilion with multiple bar-stations. Really nice when you wanted to chill out and get away from the loud music. Not so good on a rainy night.

Eventually they built a slim two-story bar with an open balcony on the north section. I haven't been there in twenty years, or so, but they tore that down and put up a new two-story structure enclosing most of the pavilion before the "Jersey Shore" people showed up on MTV.

Maybe bigger isn't always better.

jim nj

New economics term for me.

https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2021/10/26/1048892388/meet-skimpflation-a-reason-inflation-is-worse-than-the-government-says-it-is

Meet skimpflation: A reason inflation is worse than the government says it is

Kinda like shrinkflation.

GUS

Economic terms, much like the nature of REAL WORDS, with real long held definitions, are changed by the LEFT, THE DEEP STATE and THE MEDIA.
Take the definition of VACCINE, which was recently changed by a DEEP STATE, FULL COMMIE, LIBOCRAT MARXIST PARTY and it's HANDLERS.
The INFLATION INDEX is not "SETTLED SCIENCE", nor "THE LAW OF THE LAND".....Yet is discludes the price of any energy source that POOR BLACK VICTIMS, and the rest of us pay. It also does not INCLUDE the PRICES of FOOD STUFFS, and MILK ECT.
HOW DID THIS LYING HORSE SHIT COME TO BE??????
WEAK GOP and LYING COMMIES.
Someone please tell me where I'm wrong here.

Pinandpuller

“TIL: William Stewart Halsted is considered to be a father of the modern "residency" program for doctors. He invented the system for doctors to work unending hours per shift, believing that immersion in care would provide better outcomes. He also used cocaine and worked 100+ hours a week routinely.”

GUS

PIN!!!! SCIENCE!!! She blinded me!!!!! Sounds a little like the hard working METH HUNTER BIDEN.

Jack Lillywhite

Good morning!

A lot warmer this AM than yesterday.

A pretty slice of the moon in the stheast.

Bela1

Good morning JOM!

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

--new-fad-is-parents-putting-helmets-on-babies-to-mold-their-heads-round--

Tis a fad here too. My son and DIL had both of their kids in the damn things. As did most of their friends.

There is a sucker born every minute but the millennials had one born every 10 seconds.

MissMarple2

When I was a baby, I didn't want to sleep on my stomach, only on my back. Consequently, I have a flattened portion of my head. I didn't realize this had become a Thing here, too.

clarice

https://freebeacon.com/democrats/youngkin-campaign-bullish-on-election-eve/
WaPo has him NINE points ahead.

MissMarple2

Wow! Nine points?

I am surprised they published it. Maybe they are trying to induce complacency in Youngkin voters?

clarice

Thanks, anonamom--I've been following your suggesting to take zinc with quercetin since the Wuhan flu hit:https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/11/whats_all_the_buzz_about_quercetin.html

MissMarple2

BIDEN: "I guess I shouldn't apologize, but I do apologize for the fact that the United States, in the last administration, pulled out of the Paris accords and put us sort of behind the 8 ball."
pic.twitter.com/Vbfn8K8qZy

— X Strategies LLC (@XStrategiesLLC) November 1, 2021

Short video at the link, with Lurch standing behind him while he speaks at the podium. He is reading from a prepared speech, so this isn't a garble. Neither wearing masks, by the way.

MissMarple2

I will be grabbing photos of the state of things today, just to add some visual color.

Melinda

SCMP/BBerg mash up piece, which means it's really a pro-CCP (Hu & Jiang's, not Xi's):

https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/long-reads/article/3152304/what-chinas-evergrande-crisis-means-its-real

MissMarple2

https://www.dailywire.com/news/u-s-navy-investigation-determines-cause-for-damage-sustained-to-top-submarine-in-south-china-sea

"U.S. Navy investigators have concluded that a submarine that sustained significant damage in the South China Sea ran into a previously uncharted seamount while operating in international waters."
=====================================
This seems strange. Don't they have sonar or something to detect how close they are to the bottom? (This is not my field of expertise, so maybe this is normal.)

MissMarple2

zerohedge
@zerohedge
·
1h
Yahoo Pulls Out of China, Ending Tumultuous Two-Decade Relationship: WSJ

clarice

Actually, the US has reduced emissions lower than the Paris Accord called for, not that horse face and poopy pants care

MissMarple2

https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/china-says-xi-was-given-no-option-video-address-cop26-2021-11-02/

Melinda

Clarice-

It's the cash commitment from the US that they're all clamoring over. Mainlining grift.

Marlene

We just received another phone call that is devastating. One of our neighbors in Florida has died of Covid. She lived in Minnesota and had been in the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. We have no idea about her underlying health issues, but another friend/neighbor said she had some health problems over the summer. She was a sweet woman, very conservative. During neighborhood parties, I'd always have a side conversation with her about politics. She was especially upset about what happened in Minneapolis in the summer of 2020.
RIP Marcia.

We've seen pictures of our Maine neighbor's terrible house fire. Total loss.
Ugh.

MissMarple2

https://www.theepochtimes.com/newport-beach-bookstore-cancels-book-signing-event-after-community-backlash_4081051.html

Another odd story. If the bookstore owner scheduled a book signing with a conservative author, shouldn't she have known her market? Seems odd that she was overwhelmed with objections so quickly.

And why would the author's publicist schedule a likely-to-be-disrupted event in such a location?

I don't like being manipulated by either side.

Melinda

I'm so sorry, Marlene.

MissMarple2

Marlene,

So sorry to hear about your friend's passing.

Melinda

Missed this from last night.

Axios
@axios
NEW: The FEC has ruled foreign donors can finance U.S. referendum campaigns, opening the door to foreign spending on fights over high-profile policy issues, Axios has learned.

trib.al/t0RrMha

https://twitter.com/axios/status/1455331314941538307

https://www.axios.com/fec-foreign-money ... 6c964.html

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents ... ure-ruling

MissMarple2

Jack,

Thought you might enjoy this. Double-decker stagecoaches in Ghent, 1912. Original color, not colorised.

Narciso

another ginned up protest, newport beach is orange county right,

Narciso

he pushed the first recall attempt against newsom, some two years ago,

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