Tues. Dec. 28, 2021 – And now, the end of the year is coming like a freight train…

By on December 28th, 2021 in decline and fall, personal, WuFlu

Overcast, warm, damp. Not typical December weather, but ok as long as the rain holds off.

Spent all day yesterday at my computer poking around. I did a few other things, mostly minor cleanup around the house. Not super productive, but there it is.

I’m finding my self in a very weird mood. My empathy and fellow feeling is very low at the moment. Getting kinda nihilistic. Not great. No idea what’s driving it, but it’s not a good feeling. It feels a bit like pulling in and getting ready for a bunch of bad stuff. Not the feeling I want this time of year.

Added- after thinking about it for a while, it’s resignation. I feel resigned to the collapse of our civil society. I feel resigned to losing my retirement to hyperinflation. I feel resigned to the coming conflicts. And resignation and prepping don’t go together. So I feel weird, and something needs to change.

Biddn is even more of a parody than usual. kamel is reverting to form, ie. lies, whining, and avoiding any real actions/decisions/consequences. FauxXi is walking back his vax card for domestic travel and masks forever, but it’s clearly what he wants. Even the Dems and Repugs are schisming.

The breakfast sausages the kids like have been sold out every time I’ve gone to the store for the last several times. I’m down to my last package. How many is too many? Well, 10 wasn’t enough to get through to the next time. I don’t think I have enough… of anything.

Slow progress feels like treading water. Eventually you get tired and sink. I need to get a bunch of stuff out the door pretty soon or I’ll need a life ring.

Or I could win the lottery. And call 1800-got-junk.

Stack some food. Stack some money. Stack some skills. And stack some friends.

nick

81 Comments and discussion on "Tues. Dec. 28, 2021 – And now, the end of the year is coming like a freight train…"

  1. drwilliams says:

    Noooooo!

    Not another Monday!

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  2. Greg Norton says:

    FauxXi is walking back his vax card for domestic travel and masks forever, but it’s clearly what he wants.

    Something changed from yesterday at noon?

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/fauci-says-domestic-travel-vaccination-rule-should-be-considered/ar-AASbcTj

    Fauci has never really worked. He didn't even practice some kind of "armchair" medicine like dermatology or radiology like my wife's rich twit classmates.

  3. Roger+Ritter says:

    Monday came on two dates this week!

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  4. MrAtoz says:

    In case you missed it, before plugs called a "lid" and left Monday for another week off, he told State Governors "COVID doesn't have a Federal solution, it must be done at the State level." WTAF? Why is there still an EO on masks? Wasn't his whole schtick "I'm gonna knock out the virus."  Now it's "meh". I guess the new experimental viral pills will fix everything. Let's see how many die from the new horse-paste-in-a-pill as the experiment rolls out.

    There is a clip floating around with BillyG, plugs, Kamel, FauXi, et al, saying if you get fully vaxx'd you will not transmit the cooties, not have to wear a mask, won't die, etc. Where are they now? WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE BECAUSE OF THE PURE BLOODS! Wear masks forever. Get boosters forever. plugs must really be shitting his pants over next years mid-terms. He's trying to wash his hands from COVID like he never said he's save us.

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  5. Greg Norton says:

    In case you missed it, before plugs called a "lid" and left Monday for another week off, he told State Governors "COVID doesn't have a Federal solution, it must be done at the State level."

    The point is to make the failure of the vaccines the fault of the Governors, particularly in Texas and Florida. Texas’ primary will come up real fast in March while Florida has a Legislative session starting after the first of the year.

    The Dems are out of power in Florida for a while, but the media will help them make some noise, hoping to flip Little Marco’s seat in November.

    Nationally, everyone is in a holding pattern until January 7th, when the Supreme Court hears arguments about the private employer mandate.

    There will be a few days of real business afterwards, starting the 10th, then MLK holiday weekend around the 17th. Figure the lid will go on at noon on Thursday the 13th.

  6. Nick Flandrey says:

    @Roger, I almost decided to just go with it, and double down by making the whole week Mondays 😛

    That would be silly though.

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    71F with 92%RH and part sun.  Not warm yet, but certainly damp.

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  7. JimB says:

    This is the traditional time to reasses. Play down that which isn't working, and adopt new things that can work better. It is possible to prosper in times of adversity.

    That 99% song is cute, but real change can only take place when the 99% gain control. That usually doesn't happen. Reasses.

  8. Greg Norton says:

    –squirm you lying bug.

    Canada implemented a mandate on their domestic flights and got away with it, but Canadians don't travel for business like Americans.

    No other nationality accepts as much business travel as Americans without serious compensation involved.

  9. Nick Flandrey says:

    https://www.theorganicprepper.com/lessons-from-an-underground-economy/

    –some of the things I've been saying here….  backed up with personal experience.

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  10. Greg Norton says:

    –some of the things I've been saying here….  backed up with personal experience.

    Venezuelans continue to believe that the US will eventually intervene if for no other reason than to get the oil moving again. That belief and the remittances from relatives in the US keep the economy going right now.

    The US does not have a backstop.

  11. Greg Norton says:

    Looking at the picture about halfway down the page, I'm wondering how much the "free" tests go for on EBay/Amazon. There are some really pricey coats in the crowd if I'm reading the brands correctly.

    https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/coronavirus/ny-hospitalizations-top-5500-for-1st-time-since-february-amid-wild-scramble-for-tests/3468716/

  12. Nick Flandrey says:

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/12/kamala-harris-touts-seven-principles-kwanzaa-says-favorite-principle-kujichagulia/

    best line of the week….

    "Of all the things that never happened, this never happened the most."

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  13. Nick Flandrey says:

    What can't go on, won't.    Everyone can look like a genius for a while.

    The Grinch That Stole All Of ARKK's Historical Outperformance In One Year
    Tyler Durden's Photo
    by Tyler Durden
    Tuesday, Dec 28, 2021 – 10:10 AM

    While the rest of the market was participating in a Santa Claus rally on Monday, Cathie Wood's ARK Funds fell 1.7% while its benchmark rose, further widening the fund's underperformance delta against the NASDAQ that now stands over -40% YTD.

    The year's atrocious performance cost ARKK all of its outperformance since its inception in 2014. Seven years of outperformance (that actually all happened mostly in the 18 months from late 2019 to early 2021 due to a Tesla gamma squeeze) have been erased.

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  14. JimB says:

    Self determination: the camel certainly practiced that, and succeeded brilliantly… with a little help from some important friends.

  15. Nick Flandrey says:

    Wow, that is some slick misdirection and manipulation in the NYFC video package.

    –and why would you stand in line with sick people for a test? What does a test get you?

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  16. Greg Norton says:

    What can't go on, won't.    Everyone can look like a genius for a while.

    Biology. She made one wild guess about Tesla which proved correct, but, before that, was mostly known for having been a protege of Arthur Laffer.

    Various levels of government in Florida gave Wood a ton of money recently to relocate her operation to St. Petersburg, in one of the bank buildings downtown rather than the Gateway area near Raymond James and other financial firms’ back office operations.

  17. MrAtoz says:

    It's amusing watching the ProgLibTurd media backtrack on WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE! now that plugs has washed his hands of the WuFlu cooties.

    I'm off to Vegas tomorrow where I'll probably get OMICRON cooties since I'll be attending NYE stuff. FauXi says so.

  18. Greg Norton says:

    The HDMI port on one of my junk drawer graphics cards no longer works. I've never seen that happen before.

    The card is over a decade old. GT 240. The VGA and DVI ports still work.

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  19. Nick Flandrey says:

    @greg, shoot the connector with DeOxIt?

    Reflow the solder connections to the HDMI socket?   They are fragile and the HDMI plug is almost the worst ever invented.

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  20. Nick Flandrey says:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10348547/Flu-making-comeback-US-unusual-year-off.html

    –has real numbers instead of x's or %s.

    Almost as many kids died of flu in '19 as died of covid in '20,  while NO deaths were attributed to flu.

    flu was "somehow" "pushed aside".

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  21. Greg Norton says:

    Reflow the solder connections to the HDMI socket?   They are fragile and the HDMI plug is almost the worst ever invented.

    The HDMI design feeds a lot of patent holders' bank accounts. Maybe even the beekeeper I worked with briefly at the previous previous job.

    I have a work around in the form of a DVI to HDMI cable which I picked up at the late Tanner Electronics in Dallas pre-pandemic.

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  22. lynn says:

    "Gov. Greg Abbott intervened to put a positive spin on Texas' power grid"

        https://www.chron.com/politics/article/Gov-Greg-Abbott-intervened-to-put-a-positive-16733752.php

    "He's been heavily involved in positive public messaging about the grid’s winter readiness, but the data aren't rosy — and experts fear the grid could fail if there's another winter storm."

    Now I have a generator for the house.  And any neighbor with a very long extension cord.

  23. JimB says:

    HDMI almost the worst ever invented? Guess I never looked at one very carefully. My only complaint is no lock to keep it in place. Also seems rather flimsy.

    Reminds me, my older HP workstation has a dual port video card that has DVI outputs. Seems to work fine with my monitor, which has a DVI input. I was worried it might not support HDCP, but I have been able to play commercial DVDs just fine. I had thought I might need a newer video card, but it has worked flawlessly with Windows 7 and 10. I am not home, so can't look to see who made it. As I said, it Just WorksTM.

    Also reminds me, the back of that computer is hard to access, so I use a picture from the manual to "see" it. I can reach *or* see back there, but not at the same time. Working by feel is easier than pulling it out of its home. I also take pictures of hidden sides of equipment for reference. That's my amateur tip for today.

  24. lynn says:

    "Mayor of San Antonio, Ron Nirenberg, Is Following the Marxist Playbook to Transform Alamo City"

        https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/12/bill-ayers-connected-mayor-san-antonio-ron-nirenberg-following-marxist-playbook-transform-alamo-city/

    "Alamo City is being transformed into a Marxist nightmare led by a mayor with connections to Bill Ayers."

    Just another nice city being ruined by a Marxist.

  25. lynn says:

    "Oil prices are headed beyond $80 in 2022: analyst"

        https://finance.yahoo.com/news/oil-prices-are-headed-beyond-80-in-2022-analyst-171430216.html

    Maybe, maybe not.  Tell me how many new variants of koof are floating around out there.

  26. Nick Flandrey says:

    HDMI connector issues…  high density of contacts in small form makes them fragile.  Low number of designed insertions.  No lock.  Stiff cable and connectors put HUGE stress on socket.

    Cinch-jones plugs were terrible too, for entirely different reasons.  At least you could bend the contacts or scrape them clean when they stopped working.

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  27. Greg Norton says:

    Reminds me, my older HP workstation has a dual port video card that has DVI outputs. Seems to work fine with my monitor, which has a DVI input. I was worried it might not support HDCP, but I have been able to play commercial DVDs just fine. I had thought I might need a newer video card, but it has worked flawlessly with Windows 7 and 10. I am not home, so can't look to see who made it. As I said, it Just WorksTM.

    DVDs have copy protection designed by studio lawyers so playback on a PC hasn't been an issue ever since "DVD Jon" figured out the hole in the scheme. If you ever have a problem, just download VLC or follow the many “how to” documents about installing libdvdcss in HandBrake and rip the disc.

    BluRay discs and streaming services are tougher, but, from what I understand, there are places in the Windows graphics system stack where the unencrypted video stream can be accessed. The point of Windows 11 is to close those vulnerabilities and make Hollywood happy.

    At some point in the near future, Hollywood will drop support for Windows 10 and earlier streaming Disney+, Paramount+, HBO Max, etc.

  28. MrAtoz says:

    Just another nice city being ruined by a Marxist.

    We're becoming Austin South. Nirenberg is a typical commie, use OPM to promise a chicken in every pot, create useless LGBTQWERTY jobs in the goobermint, and climate change (really). Commie gonna save us all from climate death.

    It's looking like the only way to stop this is CWII at a local level. It doesn't need to involve shooting, just WAKE UP PEOPLE. Vote these turds out.

  29. Nick Flandrey says:

    I also take pictures of hidden sides of equipment for reference. That's my amateur tip for today.

    I've been using the 'selfie' camera  on my phone to look behind gear lately.  It reverses everything, but I learned to read backwards long ago.  I used to carry a small mirror in my tool bag for the purpose.

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  30. Nick Flandrey says:

    Funny how the map of hotspots collates so well with the map of vaccinations.

    Open this link in two different tabs, then select the maps from the slides above it.

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/us/covid-cases.html

    The interior of AK is a notable exception, it's reversed.

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  31. Nick Flandrey says:

    Vote these turds out.

    I suspect they were not VOTED in, and that elections haven't been honest in those areas for a long time.  Everywhere is chicago now.

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  32. RickH says:

    I've been using the 'selfie' camera  on my phone to look behind gear lately.  It reverses everything, but I learned to read backwards long ago. 

    There's a setting in most phone camera apps to fix the mirroring on selfies. And if you preview a picture in Windows Explorer, there is a 'mirror image' fix that will permanently reverse the mirroring (for those that use Win10).

  33. Paul+Hampson says:

    Now I have a generator for the house.  And any neighbor with a very long extension cord.

    Test it, maybe again if you already did.  My friend in WA has a pretty new system that failed to go on even manually when the time came.

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  34. Nick Flandrey says:

    Country singer Morgan Wallen had the biggest selling album of 2021 – after he was canceled for using the N-word and banned from awards shows

        Morgan Wallen, 28, had the best selling album of 2021, beating out top runners Olivia Rodrigo, Drake and Adele
        His album Dangerous: The Double Album sold more than 3million copies since its release in January
        A month after its release, the country music star was caught calling someone a 'p***y a** n****,' causing him to be barred from two award shows
        Despite using the racial slur, his album sales spike afterward, prompting a conversation about racism in country music
        The star later met with the Black Music Action Coalition and donated money from his music sales
        He was also temporarily let go from his label Big Loud/Republic and taken off most radio shows 

    –your incantations no longer have any power over me

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  35. JimB says:

    Mirrors, YES! I always have some around. Years ago, I bought a bag of about a dozen assorted unmounted mirrors from a craft store for a few bucks. Handy.

    Tip #2: glue a stiff but bendable wire to one of those mirrors as a stand. Also, glue a wire from the mirror on one end, to a magnet, or weight, or even a rock on the other end. Use your imagination. Finally, always have some modeling clay handy. Once you do this, uses will inevitably pop up.

  36. JimB says:

    Phone cameras can also be used as a magnifying glass, for those of us who *ahem* might need that.

    Actually, Most of us in electronics have used low power stereo microscopes even when we were in our twenties.

    And, several pairs of cheaters from the dollar (and a quarter) store can be lifesavers.

  37. Greg Norton says:

    It's looking like the only way to stop this is CWII at a local level. It doesn't need to involve shooting, just WAKE UP PEOPLE. Vote these turds out.

    Good luck in San Antonio. Nirenberg was already reelected once, and the Castros hold office as long as they want the gigs.

    Ironically, the leftists and the military brass have a very cozy relationship, to the point that the base commands would prefer city annexation of surrounding areas rather than deal with Bexar County on issues such as noise complains from land owners.

  38. lynn says:

    Now I have a generator for the house.  And any neighbor with a very long extension cord.

    Test it, maybe again if you already did.  My friend in WA has a pretty new system that failed to go on even manually when the time came.

    I and the elements have tested the new generator around a dozen times now.  It always starts.

    I start it occasionally by turning off the metered grid power going into the transfer switch.  At least once a month.  And it was tested by hurricane Nicholas back in September with two outages, one for 10+ hours when the eye went over us and the next day for three hours when Centerpoint was fixing the central distribution feed to our neighborhood. Both times the generator automatically started and ran until power was restored. We did not even know it was running since our generator is liquid cooled and very quiet.

        https://www.texastribune.org/2021/09/13/texas-tropical-storm-nicholas-updates/

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  39. lynn says:

    https://gunfreezone.net/the-waffen-nypd-are-out-checking-papers/

     n

    Shameful !  Looks exactly like the NAZIs asking to see your papers. 

    And there are like 20 officers in that restaurant.  I suspect that the restaurant owner did not pay his protection money to the cops retirement fund.

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  40. lynn says:

    "A Post-Apocalypse Christmas Story"

        https://www.theorganicprepper.com/a-post-apocalypse-christmas-story/

    "It has been only 7 months since the lights went out, but it feels like forever. Some people call it the Apocalypse and consider it the worst disaster that the modern world has known. At our house, we call it the Change, because my mother says that just because it is different, doesn’t mean that it’s the end of the world, and that words matter. Whatever you call it, though, the day the lights went out is the day that everything in our world became dramatically different."

  41. Ray Thompson says:

    I have just found out that W11 will not allow internally connected (SATA) drives to be used as file history. The drive has to be connected externally through USB or some other form of connection. Seems to be an arbitrary, and not so bright a decision on the part of Microsoft.

    Back from the bicycle repair shop. Blew the front tire on my wife's bicycle while inflating. Never got above 60 PSI, tire is rated for 65 PSI. Blew the tire off the rim which allowed the tube to escape and explode with a significantly loud bank. The tire rim was damaged. I suspect it has been that way for some time as the wife probably hit a curb, which she naturally denies. $75 dollars later and that wheel is fixed with new tube and tire.

    I did look at a new electric assist bicycle. Some really nice models. One I like was $4200.00. Wife said NO, multiple times, so I guess that means NO. Just one NO and there would have been hope.

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  42. Ray Thompson says:

    Well, back to using a different DNS server. New web pages were taking a long time to load and I suspect the DNS lookup was taking too long. Changed and the speed is back to normal. Pages I had not visited were taking significant time as the DNS was not cached and therefore had to be determined. I also found that my router considered the internet down, red light on the port, as something that it is doing to ping the internet was not working. I suspect the IPV6 addresses were the issue.

    So I am attempting to ad-guard which is a configuration option in the router itself, one of the drop down items for a DNS server. Router now considers the internet operative so one problem solved.

  43. JimB says:

    Ray, I thought Assign might allow you to redirect a History volume, but apparently not. Also, it seems W 10 and 11 both require the drive to be connected externally; at least I saw several references that said to set up History on an externally connected drive or network share. I can't try any of this, as I am not home.

    I was unaware of History, and thought it might work for me, but it supposedly can only work on files stored the Documents, Videos, and other folders I don't use. I also hoped it might be useful for versioned backups, but I guess not. I will stick with XCOPY in batch files. I can do incremental, differential, or fullbackups to any volume  anywhere.

    I did find out that W10 apparently can't reformat an EXT4 drive if it is internally connected. Really? When I was using Linux, I tried unsuccessfully to reformat a drive I had installed in a USB case. I had to temporarily install it inside a spare computer.

    I don't know why some of these abilities are restricted, but I don't like it.

  44. Ray Thompson says:

    was unaware of History, and thought it might work for me

    File history only does the folders under the user name currently signed in to the system. I use another backup product, Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office. I have been using their products for years and it has never failed to perform properly.

    An excellent backup product is Backup For Workgroups. Allows for keeping multiple copies, remembers deleted files, can back up several systems over the network to a single computer. Duplicate files are not backed up, just a pointer to a single file. A little expensive for my needs but for computers in a company a very viable option.

  45. ech says:

    flu was "somehow" "pushed aside".

    The primary spread of flu is via children in school and daycare. What was shut down all of the last flu season?

  46. Nick Flandrey says:

    By last flu season, TX was back in school, and daycare never shut down for more than a week or two right at the beginning.

    I'll grant that the absolute numbers of kids in either was probably reduced, maybe significantly.

    Stand it on it's head, and we don't shut down everything for 180 kids a year dying from flu, do we?  I'm only mentioning kids, because after the last big propaganda push failed to increase the numbers of vaxed, now all the messaging is about kids.

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  47. Nick Flandrey says:

    BTW, finally killed freedom pop phone service.   They are dirtbags with recurring billing, upsell, and no refunds when you catch them at it.   AND they got rid of all their free plans, and became just another minutes reseller.

    It wasn't a good backup service either, as you needed to use it every month or they paused your service.  So when you did need it, it wasn't there anyway.

    in all over the last 3 years they probably got me for about $100 or more with their "free" plan.

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  48. Greg Norton says:

    Tampa to Atlanta? I'll bet it was a nicotine fit.

    Tampa Airport design philosophy makes it really easy for nicotine addicts to get their fix while waiting for the plane to depart, but that creates a bigger problem once the door closes and the internal clocks start ticking.

    https://www.audacy.com/wwjnewsradio/news/national/ex-baywatch-actress-playboy-model-slaps-80-year-old-on-delta-flight

  49. MrAtoz says:

    The LOLs just keep coming:

    CNN medical analyst Dr. Leana Wen declares that cloth masks ‘are not appropriate in this pandemic’

    Really, now? Where were you, Dr. Expert, 2 1/2 years ago. Why are we masking at all? I wonder if this is more fallout from plugs washing his hands of WuFlu Cooties.

  50. Greg Norton says:

    Really, now? Where were you, Dr. Expert, 2 1/2 years ago. Why are we masking at all? I wonder if this is more fallout from plugs washing his hands of WuFlu Cooties.

    Wil Smith holding the neuralyzer from "Men in Black". That's exactly what they need right now.

    The fundraising in the suburbs of DC and the tech hubs probably isn’t going well.

  51. ech says:

    The Zvi's Omicron roundup #10, lots of good data from the UK, Korea, and elsewhere.
    https://thezvi.substack.com/p/omicron-post-10

    And his "Omicron: My Current Model". What we know, don't know, and how to deal with it. Lots to think about here.
    https://thezvi.substack.com/p/omicron-my-current-model

  52. Pecancorner says:

    "A Post-Apocalypse Christmas Story"

        https://www.theorganicprepper.com/a-post-apocalypse-christmas-story/

    We live in a town like that.  Good neighbors are a priceless blessing. 

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  53. drwilliams says:

    JimB

    I don't know why some of these abilities are restricted, but I don't like it.

    I'd say we can skip the first two and go directly to "enemy action".

  54. drwilliams says:

    @Alan

    I got pulled into the Christmas Day special "All Madden"

    https://www.foxsports.com/presspass/latest-news/2021/12/02/fox-sports-celebrates-football-legend-john-madden-christmas-day-original-documentary-madden

    John himself was a large part of the special, watching video and commenting, and seeing some of the interviews with his fans–including guys like Brett Fahve and Troy Aikman–caused him to tear up.

    Lots of good turducken footage, too.

    I thought Fox showed amazing planning doing such an in-depth special while the man was still alive. Kudos.

    I suspect it might get shown again soon.

  55. SteveF says:

    The US does not have a backstop.

    "If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth." — Ronald Reagan, 1964/10/27

    your incantations no longer have any power over me

    There's a thing that's been floating around. (I'd call it a meme, in the old meaning of an idea, but that word has been stolen by simpletons who didn't realize there are other words for "picture with text".) The basic form is:

    In the past, when a liberal called a conservative a racist, the conservative would panic and take back his words or change his ways.

    Now, when a liberal calls a conservative a racist, the conservative says, "Who cares."

    In the near future, when a liberal calls a conservative a racist (thinking that the word still has power), the conservative will say, "Yes. And you made me this way."

  56. drwilliams says:

    The fires of Hell are busier tonight:

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/12/former-senate-majority-leader-harry-reid-died/

    Another worthless pol that made millions off his office.

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  57. Mark W says:

    Now, when a liberal calls a conservative a racist, the conservative says, "Who cares."

    I believe we're at a middle stage where the response is to laugh because it's obvious the liberal has lost the argument and instead of backing down, they call the conservative racist. It's a lie almost every time.

  58. Robert "Bob" Sprowl says:

    Thanks for the suggestions regarding bathroom molding.  The 6" slab was poured the first week if March.   The contractor did a great job with the finish.  In mid-April I tried to fine someone to seal it put they all said the slab needed to cure.  The red-iron building's delivery date was early May, so I passed on the sealing.  The building didn't arrive until September.  Had Prostate Cancer treated during the wait so the delay was not a total loss.  Probably should have revisited the sealing, but was distracted.

    Building erection was in early October; when we discovered that 41 of 78 J-bolts for the frame were in the wrong place.  The slab contractor never returned my calls.

    Couldn't find a carpenter to frame the office inside the building so I did it myself – first time for everything.  Had hernia surgery in mid November so I limited in how much I can do until February.  Delays in the second of three plumbing tasks and getting the electric service were not unexpected.  

    I never thought of adhesives.  I'm so old school that wasn't on my list of options.  Today I was modifying a kitchen cabinet I got I Lowes and I was using some Elmer's wood glue dated 2014.  I wonder if it will hold.  I've got 11 clamps on three pieces so tomorrow I find out. 

    I guess I'll have to defer the linoleum install for a week or two.  I really need to get the floor sealed.   

    Thanks for your help.  Bob

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  59. SteveF says:

    Bob Sprowl, have you thought about getting a great big fat person to sit on the flooring material? A 600-pound person's butt will be fat enough and squishy enough to conform to any corners and irregularities, so all you need to do is sit him/her/it down, provide a steady supply of extra cheese cheeseburgers, and wait for about a week. Your linoleum, tile, or other flooring material will be fused to the concrete. #FollowMeForMoreGreatIdeas

  60. MrAtoz says:

    Another worthless pol that made millions off his office.

    Think he'll lie in State? Maybe Bishop Mittens will give the eulogy. 

    Nah.

  61. Greg Norton says:

    I thought Fox showed amazing planning doing such an in-depth special while the man was still alive. Kudos.

    The 24/7 news networks keep obituary "packages" up to date on celebrities. Madden was simpler than most.

    When Michael Cimino died, the clips of the director in his package obviously came from one prepared for Clint Eastwood. Clint will outlive them all.

  62. Greg Norton says:

    Think he'll lie in State? Maybe Bishop Mittens will give the eulogy. 

    https://www.bloombergquint.com/gadfly/biden-agenda-in-2022-could-depend-more-on-romney-than-on-manchin

    If something happens to Biden in the next year and Kamala moves up, Mittens will be the defection that allows a new VP to be seated, maintaining the Dem tie breaker until at least 2023.

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  63. lynn says:

    I went and saw "Spider-Man: No Way Home" this afternoon with my Dad and my son.  Pretty good.  About 4 out of 5 stars.  The ending was impressive due to the actors involved.

  64. lynn says:

    The fires of Hell are busier tonight:

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/12/former-senate-majority-leader-harry-reid-died/

    Another worthless pol that made millions off his office.

    An engineer dies and goes to Hell. He's hot and miserable, so he decides to take action. The A/C has been busted for a long time, so he fixes it. Things cool down quickly. The moving walkway motor is jammed, so he unjams it. People can get from place to place more easily. The TV was grainy and unclear, so he fixes the connection to the satellite dish, and now they get hundreds of high def channels.

    One day, God decides to look down on Hell to see how his grand design is working out and notices that everyone is happy and enjoying umbrella drinks. He asks the Devil what's up? The Devil says, "Things are great down here since you sent us an engineer." "What?" says God. "An engineer? I didn't send you one of those. That must have been a mistake. Send him upstairs immediately." The Devil responds, "No way. We want to keep our engineer. We like him." God demands, "If you don't send him to me immediately, I'll sue!" The Devil laughs. "Where are you going to get a lawyer?"

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  65. lynn says:

    I did look at a new electric assist bicycle. Some really nice models. One I like was $4200.00. Wife said NO, multiple times, so I guess that means NO. Just one NO and there would have been hope.

    You should not have quit your day job.  She might have said yes if you still had it.

    Of course, do the new bikes go faster ?  She might not want you to go head over heels when hitting a pebble in the road.

  66. Alan says:

    >> Shameful ! Looks exactly like the NAZIs asking to see your papers. 

    And there are like 20 officers in that restaurant. I suspect that the restaurant owner did not pay his protection money to the cops retirement fund.

    Not that I'm any fan of the NYPD but most likely those cops were there on orders from the PC who takes his orders from soon to be former mayor (and spectacularly failed Presidential candidate) deBlasio who's just polishing his resume looking for his next gig. 

  67. lynn says:

    "How We Forfeited the Fruits of Cold War Victory" by Patrick J. Buchanan

        https://buchanan.org/blog/how-we-forfeited-the-fruits-of-cold-war-victory-158881

    "As 1991 turned into 1992, America appeared to have arrived at the apogee of its national power and world prestige."

    "President George H.W. Bush had just sent an army of half a million men to expel, in a 100-hour campaign, Saddam Hussein’s invading army from Kuwait. The world, including Russia, China and Iran, had supported U.S.-led military action to overturn Iraq’s aggression."

    We should have sat on our hands after that.  Instead we have been having wars XXXX police actions all over the place and allowing China to sell in our carefully built markets for free.

  68. Nick Flandrey says:

    most likely those cops were there on orders

    and they enforced them.  Despite all the issues with them.  And despite all the other places they were needed and all the other policing that needed doing.

    They will come door to door.  They will lock up the innocent.  They will man the guns on the wall.

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  69. Greg Norton says:

    Not that I'm any fan of the NYPD but most likely those cops were there on orders from the PC who takes his orders from soon to be former mayor (and spectacularly failed Presidential candidate) deBlasio who's just polishing his resume looking for his next gig. 

    All that matters is the pension and the retirement condo in places like Tiger Woods old neighborhood in Florida.

  70. Nick Flandrey says:

    https://www.zerohedge.com/commodities/china-panic-hoards-half-worlds-grain-supply-amid-threats-global-collapse

    "There is no problem whatsoever about the supply of food."

    if a chinese bureaucrat tells me there is no problem with the supply of food, I'm going to go out and buy a garage full.   If he tells me not to worry, water falls from the sky, I'm going to dig a well.  If he tells me the real estate market always goes up, I'm selling out of all my property.

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  71. Greg Norton says:

    if a chinese bureaucrat tells me there is no problem with the supply of food, I'm going to go out and buy a garage full.   If he tells me not to worry, water falls from the sky, I'm going to dig a well.  If he tells me the real estate market always goes up, I'm selling out of all my property.

    You Ain't Got No Ice Cream

  72. drwilliams says:

    "We should have sat on our hands after that.  Instead we have been having wars XXXX police actions all over the place and allowing China to sell in our carefully built markets for free."

    Two words: Bill Effing Clinton, with major assists from President Dipstick Bush the First, a long line of foreign policy experts on both sides of the aisle, and the CEO of every U.S. company that couldn't wait to move American manufacturing jobs and technology to China.

    May 28, 1993: Most Favored Nation Status for China

    I particularly want to recognize Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell of Maine and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi of California. Their tireless dedication to the cause of freedom in China has given voice to our collective concerns. I intend to continue working closely with Congress as we pursue our China policy.

    We are here today because the American people continue to harbor profound concerns about a range of practices by China's communist leaders. We are concerned that many activists and pro-democracy leaders, including some from Tiananmen Square, continue to languish behind prison bars in China for no crime other than exercising their consciences. We are concerned about international access to their prisons. And we are concerned by the Dalai Lama's reports of Chinese abuses against the people and culture of Tibet.

  73. drwilliams says:

    if a chinese bureaucrat tells me there is no problem with the supply of food, I'm going to go out and buy a garage full.   If he tells me not to worry, water falls from the sky, I'm going to dig a well.  If he tells me the real estate market always goes up, I'm selling out of all my property.

    Yeah, the Chinese are lying, but if you sell your property it will end up that they bought it and

    You Ain't Got No Ice Cream

    That's after their tools in the media make it unfair to have food or a well, and their tools in congress put a fairness tax on it.

  74. Nick Flandrey says:

    The gunman who shot and killed five in Denver on Monday night has been named by police and described as someone with a history of extremist views and psychiatric episodes,   ….   His rampage on Monday targeted several tattoo shops, and three of his four victims worked in the tattoo industry. Police said they believe McLeod was targeting all of the people he shot, although they did not release a motive. Paul Pazen, chief of Denver Police, said on Tuesday that McLeod had been on the radar of law enforcement during two recent investigations – one in 2020 and another in 2021 – but neither resulted in charges.

    –he had a list.

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  75. Robert "Bob" Sprowl says:

    RE: the suggest about having a big fat person "assist" me…

    I don't deal with such people if possible.  I'm slender so they dislike me at first glance.  

    If they have no respect for themselves all to often they will have no respect for the cultural norms I respect.  I have one such "Karen" grand-daughter.  She marched in the pussy parade in Washington, is a teacher, etc.  

    Don't get me started…

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