Thur. Jun. 16, 2022 – travel day

By on June 16th, 2022 in open thread, personal

Hot and humid, clear for another day or two.   But I’m not going to be here…

Spent yesterday hiding from the heat and working on the computer.  Had to get a Scope of Work and drawings done for the new electrical service at the BOL.  Took longer than it should have.   Then swim team, dinner, packing…

Packing? Why yes.  Family thing happening needs us to travel today.   I guess I’ll see the airport first hand, and on cattle car Southwest at that.  No perks for me.  As boarding chute C, we probably won’t even get to sit together as a family.   If nothing else, it should convince my wife that paying up to fly on an airline where I have status is worth it.

I’ll stub out posts for the next couple of days, just in case I have connectivity issues.

In any case, I probably won’t be checking in much for the next couple of days.  Talk amongst yourselves, and put any breaking news here.   I will have a thin pipe and not much time to surf my usual sources.

And if y’all are dying for some prime content, Peter at bayourenaissanceman.blogspot.com has several things up lately that are worth a read.  He’s of the same mind as me, better stack it up.

nick

66 Comments and discussion on "Thur. Jun. 16, 2022 – travel day"

  1. SteveF says:

    Oh, SteveF, you sweet summer child. The woke don’t have to make sense. Anyway, we all know what they believe, deep down. That’s why they get so upset about things…

    Hey! I’m not the sweet summer child around here, that’s MrAtoz. Other than that, yes, yes, and yes.

    Also, congratulations, I suppose. I think that’s the first time anyone’s ever called me a sweet summer child except in immediate response to me calling them that. “I’m not a sweet summer child, you are!” Seriously? What are you, four years old?

    Good idea!

    I’m not only full of inappropriate humor and advice that will get you hospitalized, arrested, fired, or dead. I mean, sure, I’m like mostly 95% 99% full of that, but not totally.

    We almost always gift consumables, though usually of the eat/drink kind.

    The problem with that is that so many people have dietary restrictions or are just picky. (Some overlap may be observed. Yes, some people are truly allergic to peanuts, but the people who claim the allergy are probably more than 10X the people who actually have it. Ditto for gluten free, coming in at more than 100X the people who have a physical problem with it. Maybe that’s only an American issue, what with us being so fat (literally) and comfortable.)

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  2. brad says:

    Maybe that’s only an American issue

    Lots of stuff may have started American, but it creeps over. Maybe not so much fake allergies, though we have some of that. More wokeness in general. LGBT, um, exactly why are they marching this time? I don’t care who they sleep with, but they think it needs to be headline news. Vegans – I don’t care what they eat, but they definitely care what I eat. Etc..

  3. Greg Norton says:

    Yep, not kidding when I called it “seize the factory and enslave the workers”.   

    Anyone with a physician license in the US is technically a member of the Public Health Service and subject to conscription into active duty, under the command of the Surgeon General and the Assistant Secretary For Health, currently “Four Star Admiral” Rachel Levine.

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  4. Nick Flandrey says:

    On the way to the airport.  Joy

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  5. Greg Norton says:

    On the way to the airport.  Joy

    If Southwest routes you through the “Spanx” gate at Tampa, my wife vouches for the Cafe Con Leche counter if they let you leave the plane.

    For some reason, a number of routes originating from Austin go through Tampa.

  6. Greg Norton says:

    The Mint set the price of one ounce gold uncirculated Eagles at $2670 for the public sale which starts later today.

    GLD is trading at $170. No manipulation there. Nothing to see. Move along.

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  7. Nick Flandrey says:

    Zero hassle at the airport so far.  TSApre check no line.  Not busy. Yet. There are 3 people on k Standby fur our flight so full plane.

    No cafe Cubano for me today.

  8. Clayton W. says:

    US Navy PURGE: FIVE officers are FIRED in the space of six days over a ‘loss of confidence’ in their ability to command

    Three singles and a dual.  If I were a betting man, the singles were zipper failure or abuse.  Abuse as in publicly derating people or discrimination.  Oh, Drugs or Alcohol would do that as well.  Good thing I don’t bet.

    The dual is probably a lack of performance and readiness of the crew since the CO (Commanding Officer) and COB (Chief of the Boat) were relieved.  The CO is ultimately responsible and the COB is in charge of the Enlisted crew’s discipline and training.

    No idea why so many in one week, but these things do happen and some that watch the Navy have noted that it is happening more often.  The Navy really needs to get back to basics:  Ship-handling, maintenance, and training in general.  There has been way too much emphasis on social engineering.  I am NOT saying we should go back to the bad old days when people were beet and abused, but preparing for war is job #1.  Everything else is added and should be dropped when resources get tight.  Probably all of the armed forces face that problem.  Civilian leadership is a good thing, but the professionals, the Admirals  and Generals, have to push back hard when job #1 gets de-emphasized.

  9. Clayton W. says:

    AND… One drunk driving and another for “inappropriate behavior”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10922165/One-FIVE-Navy-commanders-axed-six-days-ousted-caught-drunk-driving.html

  10. Pecancorner says:

    @Greg Norton, @drwilliams, thank you both for the knife recommendations.   I’ve saved your comments and will look into these. His birthday is later the summer, so that’s a good time for a good knife. 

    @Lynn, @Rick, thank you  for the flashlight suggestions.  Flashlights are always good for anyone. I even asked for one for Christmas one year, and my son gave me a pair of really good, solid ones that I use so much more often than I thought I would.   So I ordered the RayOVac one.   

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  11. SteveF says:

    I used to have bags of useful knickknacks to give away, to family or to my kids’ friends or to whoever. Pick up a dozen small flashlights for a couple dollars apiece and add a AA cell. P-38 can openers or multitools or mini first aid kits, all bought 20 at a time.

    None of these is a “good” product but each is useful and good enough and inexpensive. They’re readily put to use (if I gave it away for immediate need) or stuffed into a side pocket on a backpack (if I’m giving them to teens so they’ll be ready for some problem which might come up).

    “Used to have” because I seem to have given everything away (except for the two little flashlights in my backpack and P-38 on my keyring) and I didn’t notice until I thought of them about two minutes ago. I guess it’s time to stock up, which will annoy my wife because she orders a lot from Amazon, several boxes arriving almost every day, and if a package comes for someone else, that’s a sign that something is not right with the world.

  12. JimB says:

    From yesterday:

    Obola don’t need no stinkin’ solar panels…

    Not defending it, only guessing. Maybe the SS required it as part of a sooper security plan. Installing a 2500 gallon propane storage system makes some sense, especially if there is a flood threat that could be defended with pumps. Of course, generating electricity. I am not familiar with that area, but I think there is no nat gas, so people probably use oil quite a bit. Oil is traditionally used for heating, and that grade seems to store well. I knew folks in Michigan who used oil, and had years-old oil in the tank with no problems.

    As for 2500 gallons of propane, that won’t go very far if things get sporty, although a former pres could probably get first dibs on anything. I know someone who has 1000 gallons, and he considers it a bare minimum. He doesn’t use it for anything these days. He does dabble in converting waste products to gasoline or diesel. Jack of all trades. Even makes his own paint. And, no, he is not my next door neighbor.

  13. Alan says:

    >> Sadly. Nowadays, it’s all about microtransactions. I’m sure some of you remember playing the classic Diable. The newest version out has something like 16 different internal currencies, and many things in-game ultimately have to be purchased with real money. Maxing out the game apparently would cost around $50k.

    Iirc RBT was a proponent of micro transactions to monitize content on the web, for example $0.005 to read a news article. Seems though that other than in gaming it never caught on. 

  14. ITGuy1998 says:

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/california-has-a-simple-fix-for-water-cheats/vi-AAYwdkQ?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=b3999faf9a3c4ccdbf07af4b5eae2468

    How long before smart water meters  get installed and you are limited to x gallons per day?

  15. Greg Norton says:

    How long before smart water meters  get installed and you are limited to x gallons per day?

    It would never fly in Florida without a serious reform of the HOA statutes. People who have the tenbagger dream like my Colonel Bat Guano neighbors think nothing of mandating sod appearance rules and dropping 60,000 – 70,000 gallons of water a month on the front lawns of their stucco shacks.

    Supply and demand, baby.

    One good thing about the return of 14% mortgages is no more chasing the dream. 

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  16. MrAtoz says:

    Hey! I’m not the sweet summer child around here, that’s MrAtoz.

    Hi, baby. XOXO

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  17. MrAtoz says:

    Does the White House even pay this woman? If she isn’t reading it out of a book, she’s a stuttering, lying mess:

    Peter Doocy reduces Karine Jean-Pierre to a spluttering mess with questions about inflation and Biden’s energy policies [videos]

    Putin! Covid! Global! Gouging! Climate Change! Putin is mentioned multiple times, but no tRump. This is all on plugs and his agenda and lack of action. He learned well from Obola. Lead From The Rear!

  18. lynn says:

    Obola don’t need no stinkin’ solar panels:

    Obama to install massive propane tanks at New England mansion

    Does he know something we don’t?

    Generator, big one, at least 60 kw (Generac Ford 5.4L V8).  Of course, you cannot keep those propane tanks full so the real max capacity is 2/3rds of the total capacity.  Plus probably want to be able to run for a month.

    They are walking away from diesel generators since so many of the outages occur in the winter and winterizing diesel fuel in a tank is not easy.  And Martha’s Vineyard drops below zero in the winter ???

  19. lynn says:

    The problem with that is that so many people have dietary restrictions or are just picky. (Some overlap may be observed. Yes, some people are truly allergic to peanuts, but the people who claim the allergy are probably more than 10X the people who actually have it. Ditto for gluten free, coming in at more than 100X the people who have a physical problem with it. Maybe that’s only an American issue, what with us being so fat (literally) and comfortable.)

    My friend’s son, the IRS field agent agent, is so allergic to peanuts and beans that his wife also had to give up peanuts and beans.  If the poor guy manages to ingest some bean products then he has constricted breathing within minutes and uses his epi pen.  Then he is off to the ER.  He used to live at the ER until they figured out he was allergic to beans also and started avoiding those.

    Me, I love peanuts and beans.  Especially peanut butter cookies. 

  20. lynn says:

    “Rhode Island lawmakers require 100% renewable energy offsets by 2033”

         https://www.utilitydive.com/news/rhode-island-lawmakers-require-100-renewable-energy-offsets-by-2033/625621/

    Headlines in 2033, Rhode Island electric bills highest in the USA.

    It is becoming apparent to me that several of the states are in a race to see who can decarbonize the firstest and mostest.

  21. lynn says:

    “Tesla price hikes: Here’s how much each model costs now”

        https://finance.yahoo.com/news/tesla-price-hikes-heres-how-much-each-model-costs-now-150641946.html

    Model 3 Long Range rises to $57,990 from $54,490, up $2,500,

    Model Y Long Range rises to $65,990 from $62,990, up $3,000,

    Model X Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive SUV rises to $120,990 from $114,990, a $6,000 price increase (the largest nominal price hike),

    Model S Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive rises to $104,990 from $99,990, up $5,000.

    Prices for Tesla’s cheapest model, the Model 3 Rear Wheel Drive, and its most expensive, the Model S Plaid, remained unchanged.”

    Musk ain’t gonna lose money on a scarcity product.

  22. Alan says:

    >> Obama to install massive propane tanks at New England mansion

    Does he know something we don’t?

    That’s a rhetorical question, right? 

    Hmm, if it is, then is mine rhetorical as well? 

  23. Greg Norton says:

    “Tesla price hikes: Here’s how much each model costs now”

    Musk ain’t gonna lose money on a scarcity product.

    Still no word on the Jesus Truck.

    The per mile cost is cheaper than gas for now, but for how long. And no one is factoring in the new battery in those costs.

    I believe Texas is going to get a surprise with electricity prices after the election.

  24. brad says:

    I was reading about water problems in…Utah, I think it was. People saying that households need to be regulated. Meanwhile, big Ag, raising crops in the desert, pays 1/10 as much for water.

    New Mexico, which I am more familiar with, has the same problem. The water table is dropping out of sight, the Rio Grande is drained dry during the summer, and it’s not people using the water. It’s going onto crops that have no business existing in that climate.

    Saving water is really easy: price it to what it costs, and *everyone* pays that price.

    To make life easier on households, I kind of like the concept I’ve seen in a couple of places: In return for their annual connection fee, each customer gets a basic allotment, enough to cover modest use (showers, washing, cooking). So you don’t have to be shy about flushing your toilet, but maybe about watering your golf course.

    To put some figure to that, and I’m going off of Swiss figures here: the average Swiss person uses about 60 cubic meters of water per year – that’s around 15000 gallons – for indoor usage (no lawn watering). If your household has 4 people in it, that’s 60000 gallons/year “free”. Heck, be generous for wasteful types, and make that 100,000. Joe Farmer and his rice paddies in the desert gets the same allotment. Any more comes at market price.

  25. Alan says:

    >> Peter Doocy reduces Karine Jean-Pierre to a spluttering mess with questions about inflation and Biden’s energy policies [videos]

    Karine Jean-Pierre: “First of all, we–it’s–you can do both at the same time. What we’re trying to deal for…is how to lower costs…[Oil companies] are using this moment…to make a profit.”

    Wait though, making a profit, isn’t that what companies are supposed to do in a capitalistic environment? Make money for their shareholders?? 

  26. Alan says:

    >> Putin! Covid! Global! Gouging! Climate Change! Putin is mentioned multiple times, but no tRump. This is all on plugs and his agenda and lack of action. He learned well from Obola. Lead From The Rear! 

    Wait, wait, you talkin’ about Mayor Pete?

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  27. SteveF says:

    Recall the Congressional hearings of the oil companies and processors and distributors, demanding an explanation for the high prices in the aftermath of Katrina. Price gouging! It must be gouging! Not a word of apology, of course, when one of the execs pointed out taxes made up more of the cost of a gallon of gas than did the profits of every corporation in the chain between wellhead and automobile.

  28. Greg Norton says:

    New Mexico, which I am more familiar with, has the same problem. The water table is dropping out of sight, the Rio Grande is drained dry during the summer, and it’s not people using the water. It’s going onto crops that have no business existing in that climate.

    Agricultural and industrial water rights are touchy and political minefields. Those go back more than 100 years in some cases, and that doesn’t count the water issues around endangered species.

    When we first moved to WA State, the state had just lifted the ban on rainbarrels. In the Pacific Northwest!

  29. drwilliams says:

    “Maybe the SS required it as part of a sooper security plan.”

    Richard Nixon
    Ollie North

  30. drwilliams says:

    @Lynn

    “Rhode Island lawmakers require 100% renewable energy offsets by 2033”

    Only a matter of time before states implement tax plans to strip internally generated renewable energy of any tax credits and tax it so that selling it outside the state is negative profit.

  31. lynn says:

    “Tesla price hikes: Here’s how much each model costs now”

    Musk ain’t gonna lose money on a scarcity product.

    Still no word on the Jesus Truck.

    The per mile cost is cheaper than gas for now, but for how long. And no one is factoring in the new battery in those costs.

    Tesla moved to a new battery chemical formulation about five years ago that is good for 4,000 charge cycles when they brought out the new Tesla Semi.  The old battery formulation was good for 1,500 charge cycles.  

    So, 4,000 charges X 100 miles / charge (SWAG) = 400,000 miles per battery.

  32. lynn says:

    I believe Texas is going to get a surprise with electricity prices after the election.

    I want a good surprise for Christmas !

  33. lynn says:

    One of my regrets in life is that I did not grab https://www.winsim.de/ a few years ago.   We continually get email for these people from people who assume that their SIM supplier is a .com, not a .de. 

    I did grab winsim.us, winsim.net, winsim.org, winsim.biz, and a few others back in 1996.  I did not want one of my competitors grabbing them and using them to taunt us.

  34. lynn says:

    “Houston will see a slight chance of rain the next two days”

        https://spacecityweather.com/houston-will-see-a-slight-chance-of-rain-the-next-two-days/

    “For a five year period from 2015 to 2020, it washed us away. Increasingly, this year, there ain’t ever enough. Take a look at this rainfall graphic for Hobby Airport, which shows the region receiving less than half of its normal rainfall for 2022. It’s that way for much of the region, especially for areas along and south of Interstate 10. Unfortunately, while we have a chance of rain the next two days, there continues to be little sign of the overall pattern changing.”

    I am surprised that we are even half our normal rainfall.  The Houston area is subtropical, we normally get 60 inches of rain per year.  

  35. lynn says:

    “Is double-decker seating the ‘future of air travel’?”

        https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/transportation/article/Is-double-decker-seating-the-future-of-air-17244252.php

    “A prototype of this new seating arrangement, debuting in Germany this week, aims to give flyers back precious personal space and add extra seats carriers want.”

    Nope, that does not inspire me to get back on a plane.

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  36. lynn says:

    “Lightyear’s controversial same-sex kiss is getting negative user reviews before the film is even released”

        https://www.chron.com/culture/article/Lightyear-s-same-sex-kiss-is-getting-negative-17243568.php

    “More than a few fans have expressed disappointment with the change in Buzz Lightyear’s voice actor for Pixar’s latest film “Lightyear,” a spinoff about the origins of the beloved “Toy Story” Space Ranger, which is set for theatrical release this Friday. Others seem much more concerned about the film featuring a same-sex couple.”

    Just say no.

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  37. MrAtoz says:

    plugs is the worst:

    President Biden offers his sympathies to family of CFO who dropped dead; ‘It’s tough stuff’

    “Dropped dead…” Who TF says stuff like that to sympathize with a family. I hope the sheeple are seeing the real plugs. Vote him and his regime out. He cares not for us dirt people.

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  38. Greg Norton says:

    So, 4,000 charges X 100 miles / charge (SWAG) = 400,000 miles per battery.

    I’m not buying it, but we won’t know for sure until it is too late.

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  39. MrAtoz says:

    I read The Kamel is heading up an “online task force to address online harassment of women, girls, and QWERTYs”. First, how is this different than the now defunct Bureau of Misinformation? Second, aren’t women and girls now part of QWERTY? No gas, food, baby formula, tampons, etc., but this is important how?

    This administration is a bunch of carbuncle encrusted morons.

  40. Greg Norton says:

    One of my regrets in life is that I did not grab https://www.winsim.de/ a few years ago.   We continually get email for these people from people who assume that their SIM supplier is a .com, not a .de.

    I occasionally get Gmail that I believe is intended for [name]@gmail.com.au, a Greg Norton who is a landscape architect in Australia.

    Even his sister slips up from time to time.

    I was an early Gmail user, back when it was invitation only, so I have my name without any extra characters to make it unique.

  41. lpdbw says:

    I’m considering this from Amazon for my 80 year old brother in a home.   He is mostly bedridden and his entertainment options are limited.

    He can use a TV remote control, so maybe this, also from Amazon, might work too.

    The second one could possibly be used for audiobooks; the first one probably not, but it’s way easier to use, and probably has better sound quality.  Although he’ll probably use headphones, because he has roommates.

    Does anyone have experience with music/audiobook players for elderly and infirm?

  42. lynn says:

    So, 4,000 charges X 100 miles / charge (SWAG) = 400,000 miles per battery.

    I’m not buying it, but we won’t know for sure until it is too late.

    There is a taxicab company in Los Angeles that only uses Tesla Model S cars.  They had to replace the batteries right around 150,000 miles which is where I got that number.  All of their cars have extra instrumentation on them as Tesla is monitoring them since they are driving around 50,000 miles per year.

    Because of that, Tesla hired several chemists to work on their battery chemical formulation.  The new formulation is about 10% heavier for 2.5X the life.  Heck of a tradeoff.

    The new battery announcement was made with the Tesla Semi announcement.  Over the road 18 wheelers with 3 drivers hit 100,000 miles per year routinely.  If Tesla is serious about the semi market then the four 250 kwh batteries in a Tesla Semi must have a decent lifetime.

  43. lynn says:

    You know, this crashing stock market was predicted in The Mandibles book.  But not yet, later in the decade.

        https://www.amazon.com/Mandibles-Family-2029-2047-Lionel-Shriver/dp/006232828X?tag=ttgnet-20/

  44. Greg Norton says:

    “More than a few fans have expressed disappointment with the change in Buzz Lightyear’s voice actor for Pixar’s latest film “Lightyear,” a spinoff about the origins of the beloved “Toy Story” Space Ranger, which is set for theatrical release this Friday. Others seem much more concerned about the film featuring a same-sex couple.”

    Disney probably thought that “Captain America” would sell more tickets.

    “Remember back when the MCU movies didn’t suck and ‘Captain America’ was about the Captain and not Peggy Carter?”

  45. Greg Norton says:

    There is a taxicab company in Los Angeles that only uses Tesla Model S cars.  They had to replace the batteries right around 150,000 miles which is where I got that number.  All of their cars have extra instrumentation on them as Tesla is monitoring them since they are driving around 50,000 miles per year.

    I’m thinking it will be less about miles/cycles aging and more about the calendar age and temperature cycling of the batteries in real time.

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  46. Ray Thompson says:

    I heard another theory as to why the Kamal was chosen as Sponge Brain’s VP. It did make some sense.

    My theory has been that the democrats wanted Kamal as the president and the only way is to ride on Sponge Brain’s coat tails. She is not electable by herself. Declare Spongey incompetent and the Kamal becomes the president. Pelosi gets chosen as VP.

    The other theory I heard was that the democrats needed someone that was more incompetent compared to Spongey. That way Spongey could stay in office as no one would want someone as incompetent as the Kamal. Eliminating Spongey would put someone even more incompetent in office. Spongey is easier to control by his puppet masters, Pelosi and Obuttwad, tugging the strings in a teaming effort.

    Whether either theory is plausible, who knows? I would not put either scenario beyond the grasp of the evil schemers Pelosi and Schumaker.

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  47. Alan says:

    >> I read The Kamel is heading up an “online task force to address online harassment of women, girls, and QWERTYs”. 

    Just more busy-work to keep her preoccupied until the end of 2024. Plus she’s done such a good job dealing with the border issues.

    >> My theory has been that the democrats wanted Kamal as the president and the only way is to ride on Sponge Brain’s coat tails. She is not electable by herself. Declare Spongey incompetent and the Kamal becomes the president. Pelosi gets chosen as VP.

    Dums need a majority in both houses of Congress to confirm a new VP.

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  48. SteveF says:

    this crashing stock market was predicted in The Mandibles book

    How would anyone know? Shriver’s writing style is such that only an extreme masochist could get past fifty pages.

    … Oh.

    Remember back when the MCU movies didn’t suck

    No. Some were entertaining if you watched solely for the action sequences, but they were Woke from the beginning.

    Pelosi gets chosen as VP.

    Wouldn’t happen. The Speaker of the House could become President if *resident Heelsup were to be ejected before a new VP is confirmed, but doesn’t automatically become VP when the VP position becomes vacant, and the hag being confirmed as VP seems to be a stretch, pardon the pun. I suppose it could happen with some very careful election machination in November, planting enough Party wheelhorses in the Senate.

    an “online task force to address online harassment of women, girls, and QWERTYs”

    Will they make note of the fact that most online harassment of femmes is done by femmes, or will that go into the circular file right next to domestic violence statistics?

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  49. drwilliams says:

    I’d recommend stopping by Powerline blog.com today. No less than five good articles, including a recording of lunch with Hunter Biden, rolling blackouts in the midwest this summer, chart showing oil company margins half of Apple’s, and the organized anti-semitic campaign by a Democrat darling institution.

  50. Alan says:

    >> I’m thinking it will be less about miles/cycles aging and more about the calendar age and temperature cycling of the batteries in real time.

    How are they charging the batteries? Anything other than Level 3 (440v DC “fast”) charging would keep the car idle for ~8 hours every time the battery is depleted. Fast charging is ~0.5 to 1 hour but constant fast charging reduces battery life.

    For their semis I wonder if they’ve looked at the capability to swap out a depleted batter pack with a fully charged one in a quick ‘pit stop’?
    Of course China’s machine can to it in 3 minutes while the US version takes about 10 minutes.

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  51. Greg Norton says:

    Dums need a majority in both houses of Congress to confirm a new VP.

    When Kamala moves up, the tiebreaker will be gone in the Senate. The Dems will need at least one Republican vote if Biden assumes room temperature through the end of this year. Yeah, Mittens, but he still has to answer for his vote to the Elders.

    I’m thinking Kerry.

    After the first of the year? Why would a Republican House Speaker ever bring a vote for VP to the floor before 2024? Tradition?

    Please.

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  52. NaN says:

    Spongey 

    the Kamal 

    Obuttwad

    So now you stoop to name calling. When the argument is lost, name calling is the only option left. As for me, I am done responding to you. I should have known better. It’s like mud wrestling with a pig. We both get dirty, but the pig likes it. So you can oink all the way home.

    Christ, the mad-libs write themselves. Something something, “previous previous job” , stack it high, game over, man

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  53. MrAtoz says:

    Stretch won’t give up Speaker for VP. There is no power there. If the Redumblicans don’t the House, she’ll die in office.

  54. Greg Norton says:

    Christ, the mad-libs write themselves. Something something, “previous previous job” , stack it high, game over, man

    “I’m from a town called Cut-n-Shoot.”

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  55. NaN says:

    Not sure of your point, Greg, as neither you nor I are from Cut and Shoot, Texas, or, for that matters, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, Breeding, Kentucky, or Center of the World, Ohio. 
     

    But, no matter. Continue to be humiliated at airport check-ins.

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  56. lynn says:

    Dadgumit, somebody left the door open again.

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  57. drwilliams says:

    Naw, that was the discharge on the manure spreader. 

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  58. Nick Flandrey says:

    Hanging out with the younger cousins.   Lots of babies being born, suddenly family is back in fashion.   Looks a bit like Daily Timewaster’s “This is the way” shots…. and many headed out to the countryside to raise their kids.

    Interesting.

    Hot here.   Humid too.  Maybe worse than Houston.  

    Drinking water and heading to bed.

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  59. Alan says:

    >> After the first of the year? Why would a Republican House Speaker ever bring a vote for VP to the floor before 2024? Tradition?

    Asking for a friend…so hypothetically, it’s January 2023 and Joe and Kamel are removed under the 25th amendment, does SOTH DJT move back into the Oval Office?

  60. Alan says:

    Or…“Ctrl X and Ctrl V”

  61. lynn says:

    SOTH = Speaker Of The House

    I suspect that any Republican Congress will immediately impeach “The Big Guy” for high crimes and misdemeanors.  But I doubt the Senate will convict.

    And what will they impeach the Kamel for ?  Giggling too much ?

  62. lynn says:

    “McConaughey hires DC lobbyists in gun control push”

        https://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/business-lobbying/3525950-mcconaughey-hires-dc-lobbyists-in-gun-control-push/

    And McConaughey is turning himself into a scumbag.

    Hat tip to:

       https://drudgereport.com/

  63. Alan says:

    >> And what will they impeach the Kamel for ?  Giggling too much ?

    Abuse of the English language?

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  64. Geoff Powell says:

    @alan:

    Or…“Ctrl X and Ctrl V”

    Thank you for teaching me that the NYT “paywall” is inflicted by JavaScript. I could read that link, after turning JS off. UBlock for the win!

    Abuse of the English language?

    And the Kamel is the only pol who does that? I think the condition is endemic among the breed.

    G.

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  65. CowboyStu says:

    IIRC, tennis player Roscoe Tanner was from Cut n Shoot.

  66. NaN says:

    I think the condition is endemic among the breed.

    Would you like some covfefe with your hamberders?

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