Sat. Sept. 17, 2022 – on the road again, goin’ places that I’ve already been…

By on September 17th, 2022 in culture, decline and fall, lakehouse, march to war

Hot later, but cool now.   Then cooler.  Finally, there’ll be a lake breeze in my evening.

But that will be later.

Spent some time yesterday doing pickups.  Then did some auction stuff including mailing an ebay sale.  Not much money in it, but it was an item leaving…

Today I’ve got a big pickup from an estate sale.   Lots of stuff for the BOL.  D1 elected to stay home last night and go up with me today, so I’ve got company for the ride anyway.  If surly proto-teen counts as company.  Wife and D2 went up last night.


One of my stops was an auctioneer that I buy from but also sell with.   He is gradually becoming more and more radicalized by SloJoe and the Ho.  He was incensed by the nazty imagery and the speech calling Trump supporters domestic terrorists.   Keep it up Joe, you’re doing a great job, if you want people in the streets and rivers of blood.   That’s about all I am going to say about that, other than if this guy is that mad, some people, some large number of people, are REALLY angry.  People that have trusted the system, that haven’t been immersed in this daily for years, are feeling betrayed and REALLY REALLY angry.  It’s happening very quickly for them.  They can’t feed their families, they can’t drive the cars they want to drive, they can’t do the things they want to do.  And they are finding someone to blame.   It isn’t going to be pretty.

Take care of you and yours.  Be prepared to join in or keep your head down.   Hard choices may be sooner than we think.

Preps will always help.  There is a lot of trouble you can avoid by just not being there.

Stack it higher than you think you’ll need.

n

 

76 Comments and discussion on "Sat. Sept. 17, 2022 – on the road again, goin’ places that I’ve already been…"

  1. drwilliams says:

    Always weather on the weekend. 

  2. Ray Thompson says:

    Most people don’t realize how much stuff is on the books, and would gladly see much of it deleted or at least modified to make better sense.

    Government does not want to remove those laws. Being confronted by a law person almost any person can be charged with, and convicted if the system so desires, of a crime. The ability to convict anyone with some arcane law is a powerful stick that the government can wield against people. Piss some DA off and they will find a way to charge someone with a crime. Ever notice that someone charged with shooting someone gets multiple charges? The DA could probably make a littering charge stick because empty shells were expelled from the weapon. Jaywalking? Probably if the shooter ran from the police and crossed a street.

  3. Greg Norton says:

    The Venezuelan elite in Miami is still waiting for the US invasion to restore the old order in Caracas.

    The Miami Herald is the only place I’ve seen the involvement of Charlie Crist’s running mate mentioned. Now isn’t that an interesting coincidence, especially this week.

    https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/immigration/article265860501.html

  4. Nick Flandrey says:

    77F and saturated in Houston this morning.  Sunny with blue sky…

    Need to pry the eldest lump out of bed, and get moving for my 1030 appointment.

    Nice to sleep all night though.

    n

  5. ITGuy1998 says:

    We saw this last night: https://www.whoselive.com/

    If you like the tv show, you will like this. Ryan Stiles had covid, so Gary Anthony Williams stood in for him and did a great job.

    I will also add that Greg Proops is extremely funny. He was never one of my favorites on the show, but live he is fantastic. I need to check out his solo work now.

  6. Greg Norton says:

    Dealership waiting room this morning. The upside of the time sink is that I had a breakthrough parsing a nasty piece of Json data for work playing around with the structure format on my laptop.

    Json-C sucks but it beats the brute-force alternative. The library also removes the ‘\’ characters from the extracted URL string so I don’t have to do it the hard way.

    To reiterate, I’m never truly “off the clock”.

    Valgrind just verified the code doesn’t leak memory. On to the next problem.

  7. Nick Flandrey says:

    To reiterate, I’m never truly “off the clock”.

     The ability to work anywhere means we’ll have to work everywhere.

    I said that way back in ’94? when I found myself doing a conference call in walgreens at 9pm with files spread out on the floor around me.

    n

  8. EdH says:

    ”I walk around like I’m OK … but deep down I wanna buy more tools”.

    The yard sale of the neighbor that’s moving to Tennessee stars in a bit… 

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  9. ITGuy1998 says:

    ”I walk around like I’m OK … but deep down I wanna buy more tools”.

    Quoted for truth. The struggle is real…

  10. Greg Norton says:

    I said that way back in ’94? when I found myself doing a conference call in walgreens at 9pm with files spread out on the floor around me

    I’ll do crazy hours, but if I need something ASAP and pick up the phone, management had better make sure that the person answers on the other end of the line, especially if the company issues mobiles.

    I was always in trouble at the tolling company job, but the most trouble came from holding people to the “answer the ****-ing phone” standard.

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  11. drwilliams says:

    @EdH

    ”I walk around like I’m OK … but deep down I wanna buy more tools”.

    “The yard sale of the neighbor that’s moving to Tennessee stars in a bit… “

    If you don’t have risers for all your toolchests…

  12. Brad says:

    It’s pretty funny, watching the progs get all incensed at the Martha’s Vineyard stunt. Actually, by the evidence, many of them are to dumb to understand the point – which is also hilarious, if kind of sad.

    If Martha’s Vineyard needs a GoFundMe to deal with 50 illegals, send them 100 next time.

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  13. Ed says:

    If Martha’s Vineyard needs a GoFundMe to deal with 50 illegals, send them 100 next time.

    If a supposed billionaire needs to beg for $20 from me to defend his lawsuits, maybe it’s time for me to realize I’m being conned?

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  14. Greg Norton says:

    It’s pretty funny, watching the progs get all incensed at the Martha’s Vineyard stunt. Actually, by the evidence, many of them are to dumb to understand the point – which is also hilarious, if kind of sad.

    Go read the Herald article I linked above. Something is going on with the Venezuelan expats in Miami.

    DeSantis needs to stop the charter flights to Martha’s Vineyard if he hasn’t already. The logistics of airplanes means too many people get advance notice and can game the situation for political gain.

  15. CowboyStu says:

    DeSantis needs to stop the charter flights to Martha’s Vineyard if he hasn’t already. The logistics of airplanes means too many people get advance notice and can game the situation for political gain.

    Or, he should send them up the coast in sailboats as airplanes emit CO2.

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  16. Ray Thompson says:

    airplanes emit CO2

    So do most politicians but they are still around.

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  17. Greg Norton says:

    A warning for those of you who use PuTTY.

    https://www.mandiant.com/resources/blog/dprk-whatsapp-phishing

    I always download my copies from the original author’s site, linked in the article.

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  18. drwilliams says:

    @Nick

    “No ticks in my yard, this guy was eating Ramen noodles.”

    Better check the label.

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  19. drwilliams says:

    @Lynn

    “Treat them with respect.”

    The only possum I ever treated was given a 9mm sedative. Strongly suspected he was rabid, didn’t take chances before or after.

  20. JimM says:

    Greg>”To reiterate, I’m never truly “off the clock”.”
    Nick>”The ability to work anywhere means we’ll have to work everywhere.”

    The key issue is whether this is required or voluntary. It helps to have good quality co-workers and management.

  21. Lynn says:

    ”I walk around like I’m OK … but deep down I wanna buy more tools”.

    The yard sale of the neighbor that’s moving to Tennessee stars in a bit… 

    You can never have too many tools.  I swear that screwdrivers walk away on their own foot.

  22. Greg Norton says:

    The key issue is whether this is required or voluntary. It helps to have good quality co-workers and management.

    It isn’t mandatory where I work now. Without going into further detail, we just had a management issue corrected before it got out of hand, something which wouldn’t even have moved the needle at GTE or the Death Star.

    Fixing the Json-C problem could have waited until Monday, but I realized the issue with the code core dumps looking at the data file in the dealer showroom.

    Json-C is the kind of skill that may come in handy down the road … even if the library sucks.

    BTW, something I learned on the last job is that the C implementations of Json parsing are not any faster than the C++ equivalent libraries.

  23. Lynn says:

    “Man Who Fired First as Rioters Chased Rittenhouse Arrested on New Charges: Report”

         https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/09/man-fired-first-rioters-chased-rittenhouse-arrested-new-charges-report/

    “The man who allegedly fired a shot in the air prior to the 2020 shootings involving Kyle Rittenhouse during a riot in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has been charged along with his wife with crimes allegedly committed in late August.  According to WiscNews, Joshua Ziminski, 37, and Kelly Ziminski, 32, are both charged with armed robbery, armed burglary, false imprisonment, intimidation and identity theft — all are felonies.”

    I am shocked, shocked I tell you.

  24. Lynn says:

    “Military and Civilians”

        https://areaocho.com/military-and-civilians/

    “So many on the right keep claiming that the military would never fire on American citizens if they were ordered to do so. WRSA comes up with a few examples of the military firing on American citizens. They left out an important one.

    The Bonus Army.

    Troops will generally follow orders.

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  25. Lynn says:

    “Concentration Camps”

        https://areaocho.com/concentration-camps/

    “FDR put inconvenient non-whites into military guarded camps. Now the left has found another group of non-white people to put into camps. Less than 36 hours after arriving in Martha’s Vineyard, which declared itself to be a sanctuary location, the immigrants that arrived there were shipped off to a concentration camp to be guarded by 125 National Guard troops activated for that express purpose.”

    What the heck are we doing ?

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  26. Lynn says:

    Oh man, the under bridge dwellers are not taking the weekend off.  Bummer.

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  27. paul says:

    What the hell are we doing ?

    Practicing sending folks to Gulag?

    It’ll be interesting for sure.  

    Almost all of the lefties /that I know/ that hate hate hate Trump are pretty stupid about how things work. Yeah, they know how to use a vacuum cleaner and change the bag.  Maybe check the oil and tire pressure in their cars. That’s about it.  Change the guts in a leaky toilet tank?  Oh, heck no.  Lots and lots of “book smart” and not much “mechanical smart”. 

    They are a wonder to behold.  YMMV.

    Lots of dummies on the other side, too. 

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  28. Lynn says:

    Practicing sending folks to Gulag?

    At 200,000 people coming across the southern border a month, we are going to need a lot of gulags.

    A better name might be PRCs, Public Residential Centers. Eventually they will be like gulags.

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  29. paul says:

    The Martha Vineyard thing is funny.  “Oh my gosh, Brown People without leaf blowers!”

    I went to Indiana about ten years ago to visit friends.  It was weird… nothing but white boys doing landscaping.  Not a single mexican to be seen and the number of our Wakandan Brothers could be counted on two hands and have a few fingers left. 

    It looks to me, and I’ll listen to your counter points, that most of the folks that think the Border should be open is because the migrants  are just looking for a better life…. Sure they are.  Ain’t no EBT card in Mexico and points south.  I understand.  

    The whole “we owe for slavery” thing, yeah, no, I don’t.  Most of my family was doing serf stuff in what passed for Germany when slaving ended in this country. 

    Thing is, all the folks that talk like having the border wide open and The Noble Negro are owed something…. they don’t live around either.  

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  30. paul says:

    Only 200,000?  What’s another 24 million folks a year? 

    Print more money, it’ll work out.

  31. paul says:

    Tonight’s Gruel looks to be interesting.

    I buy the five pound chubs of hamburger and slice it up.  About ¾ of an inch.  Food Savered at two to a package.  Use to do four but Mom went to the nursing home and I quit HEB.  Anyway.

    Thawed a package.  Browned the patties off with a bit of salt and pepper and for grins, some Worcestershire.  Dump in a can of sliced mushrooms.  Rinsed.  And then it was “huh?”.  Turkey gravy mix?  Nope.  Mushroom soup?  Nope.  That jar of curry simmer sauce?  Not in the mood.

    So.  A can of tomato soup.  Almost two cans of water and about a half of the rice cooker’s measuring cup.  Of rice.  Add more black pepper.  The juice tastes good.

    Oh.  Then a finger nail of curry powder.  (That’s stick your finger in the jar and what is on your finger nail…)  Less than 1/8 teaspoon.

    The pan is on low.  It’ll take an hour or so to cook the rice.

    If it all sucks, the dogs feast like kings tomorrow and I’ll enjoy a can of vienna sausage with a chunk of cheddar and a handful of saltines tonight.

    Or maybe just eat a handful of jelly beans.

  32. Nightraker says:

    A short video summary of a different take on the politics of geography and demographics, especially how those relate to China and the US. Oil, fertilizer are big factors, duh.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Namr1mTbhcE

    The presenter has other, better, but longer expositions.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzipwDQBUyc

  33. drwilliams says:

    Borlaug just kicked the can down the road.

  34. drwilliams says:

    Israeli firm to create human embryos to harvest organs

    Renewal Bio is in the process of developing human embryos from stem cells and using “artificial womb technology” to grow them. And the stem cells have already produced beating hearts, intestinal tracts, and yes… brains. (CBN.com)

    https://hotair.com/jazz-shaw/2022/09/17/israeli-firm-to-create-human-embryos-to-harvest-organs-n497269

    Not just NO…

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  35. Lynn says:

    Borlaug just kicked the can down the road.

    Who ?

  36. Lynn says:

    Israeli firm to create human embryos to harvest organs

    Renewal Bio is in the process of developing human embryos from stem cells and using “artificial womb technology” to grow them. And the stem cells have already produced beating hearts, intestinal tracts, and yes… brains. (CBN.com)

    https://hotair.com/jazz-shaw/2022/09/17/israeli-firm-to-create-human-embryos-to-harvest-organs-n497269

    Not just NO…

    We banned this in the USA for a good reason.  That crosses the line.

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  37. drwilliams says:

    Norman Borlaug:

    “Borlaug was often called “the father of the Green Revolution”, and is credited with saving over a billion people worldwide from starvation.”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Borlaug

  38. Lynn says:

    “Climate Change Weekly #446: No, Melting Greenland Ice Is Not About to Swamp Coastal Areas”

        https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/09/16/climate-change-weekly-446-no-melting-greenland-ice-is-not-about-to-swamp-coastal-areas/

    “A study published in Nature Climate Change in late August claimed anthropogenic climate change has already committed approximately 3.3 percent of the Greenland ice sheet to melting—approximately 110 trillion tons of ice. By itself, that would cause nearly a foot of global sea-level rise, the article stated. Even worse, the researchers estimate if the high-period ice loss experienced across 2011 through 2012 were to resume and continue throughout the end of the century, the ice melt could be 185 percent greater, with a correspondingly bigger sea level rise.”

    “As with so many frightening climate claims, in the words of Carl Sagan (which were a restatement of Pierre-Simon Laplace), “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.””

    “The study and the news stories hyping it definitely lack extraordinary evidence. Hard data backing up the claim of alarming amounts of Greenland ice melt driving increasing rates of sea level rise is absent, probably because such data does not exist.””

    They are lying to us constantly now.  My house was 81 feet above sea level 20 years ago, it is 81 feet above sea level today. 

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  39. Jenny says:

    @lynn

    The Bonus Army, by Dickson, was an excellent read.

  40. drwilliams says:

    Germany’s Energy Crisis: Berlin Police Prepare For Mass Rioting, Looting in Wake of Blackouts

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2022/09/germanys-energy-crisis-berlin-police-prepare-for-mass-rioting-looting-in-wake-of-blackouts/

    Governments are eager to use the shortages they have created as an excuse to start shooting their citizens.

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  41. Nightraker says:

    A more controversial read that included the Bonus Army story is John Ross’ UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES.  Eisenhower and Patton backing up MacArthur in carrying out the savagely forced dispersal.

  42. Ed says:

    “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.””

    Nonsense. You just have to blather the same lie over, and over, and over. For example, “vaccines cause autism” or “the 2020 election was stolen”

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  43. drwilliams says:

    In a 1996 book, Le siècle des idéologies, French philosopher Jean-Pierre Faye articulated a “horseshoe theory” of politics, by which the extreme of Left and Right begin to curl back toward one another as they get more and more alienated from centrist politics. As one might expect, the theory has plenty of critics—since, needless to say, few leftists want to be lumped in with their opposite number on the Right, and vice versa. But any objective observer can see that there are a number of ideological elements—a tolerance for street violence; a desire to censor opposing viewpoints; a weakness for powerful strongmen; a disdain for due process and democratic politics; and a tendency to lionize foreign autocrats as offering some viable alternative to liberalism—that really do answer to horseshoe-theory analysis.

    https://quillette.com/2022/09/16/horseshoe-theory-comes-to-ukraine/

    This paragraph is midway through the article, which is worth reading. It was quoted on HotAir, and I followed the link because I was not familiar. I do not recall that JEP had any comment on that work, and confirmed it by a site search. I suspect he could have related it to his work on the Pournelle Chart.

  44. drwilliams says:

    “vaccines cause autism”

    Supported for years by citation to a work published in a major medical journal, refuted not by medical researchers but by a journalist (in the traditional meaning of the term), and subsequently recanted.

    see also “settled science” or almost anything that came out of the CDC in the last three years.

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  45. Ed says:

    If Wakefield’s now-retracted paper was accurate, why hasn’t its conclusion been reproduced? 

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  46. Ray Thompson says:

    probably because such data does not exist.

    Make something up. Politicians and greenies with an agenda will swallow it whole. Predictions of 30 years ago would have the streets of New York City covered in a foot of water. Predictions of 60 years ago would have most of the US north of Kansas covered in a foot of ice today.

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  47. drwilliams says:

    You just have to blather the same lie over, and over, and over. For example, “vaccines cause autism”

    This is itself a lie.

    The vaccine link was “settled science”–not refuted by medical authority–for years. As such the promulgation of that FACT was not a lie. Portraying it as above is a blatant lie, a misrepresentation of HISTORICAL FACT, and just another instance of boobery.

    The medical establishment itself created the anti-vaxxers.

  48. Ray Thompson says:

    If Wakefield’s now-retracted paper was accurate, why hasn’t its conclusion been reproduced?

    Politically incorrect and thus no funding for research would be my guess. Try and and get funding to research to disprove global warming. Funds are non-existant. Funding to find out how global warming affects slug reproduction and the vault is wide open.

    Science is no longer looking for truth and facts. Science is supporting the political agenda. Even congressional investigations are biased. The 01/06 hearings were exceptional biased. Same thing is happening in science involving climate..

  49. drwilliams says:

    COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters for Young Adults: A Risk-Benefit Assessment and Five Ethical Arguments against Mandates at Universities

    50 Pages Posted: 12 Sep 2022

    Students at North American universities risk disenrollment due to third dose COVID-19 vaccine mandates. We present a risk-benefit assessment of boosters in this age group and provide five ethical arguments against mandates. We estimate that 22,000 – 30,000 previously uninfected adults aged 18-29 must be boosted with an mRNA vaccine to prevent one COVID-19 hospitalisation. Using CDC and sponsor-reported adverse event data, we find that booster mandates may cause a net expected harm: per COVID-19 hospitalisation prevented in previously uninfected young adults, we anticipate 18 to 98 serious adverse events, including 1.7 to 3.0 booster-associated myocarditis cases in males, and 1,373 to 3,234 cases of grade ≥3 reactogenicity which interferes with daily activities. Given the high prevalence of post-infection immunity, this risk-benefit profile is even less favourable.

    https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4206070

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2022/09/young-people-shouldnt-be-vaccinated.php

    h/t to John Hiunderaker at Powerlineblog.

    Real science, totally at odds with the foul lies from the CDC and the medical establishment. Any discussion along these lines on social media resulted in savage censorship by snot-nosed twenty-something zealots for two years. As a result, thousands of people died. Needlessly.

    see “settled science” and “boobery” and “Sirius Cybernetic Corporation”

  50. Ed says:

    You boys are too far gone for anyone to knock sense into you. Take care of yourselves.

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  51. Kenneth C Mitchell says:

    Nick & Rick H:  A lot of blogs have a “mute this user” function controlled at the user level.  Would it be possible to implement a feature that would allow me to “mute” Ed and NaN, so that I would never see their posts again? 

    And then if a majority of users here were to “mute” a few obnoxious a**es, you could reasonably block them completely and say “Most users don’t want to see that”.  

    If possible, it might be worth thinking about.

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  52. Ed says:

    Nick & Rick H: I don’t like reading things I disagree with. Can you make them go away and replace them with stories about unicorns?

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  53. Rick H says:

    Re: ‘muting’ … although technically possible, I don’t know of any plugin that does that. The plugin would require use of browser cookies, so users that clear cookies couldn’t ‘keep’ the mute and would have to ‘re-mute’. 

    Or, the plugin would have to store mute requests in a database table, and then query that table on each reload of the page. In addition, the user would have to log in, so the plugin would know who wanted the ‘mute’.

    And, because we don’t require logging in to view the blog (not just to comment), the page would have to require a login just to load the site. (That’s how FB does it, for example: you have to log in to FB to see FB posts, and then you can block/mute someone. But that action needs to be stored in your user profile – in the database.)

    All of that would require additional query time to the database, and therefore page load time.

    And it could all be negated by someone using a different name/email when they comment. Which is possible now, since we don’t require a user account to comment. You could mute ‘PersonA’, but then that person could post a comment as ‘Person B’.

    A ‘mute’ sounds simple. Until you try to code it and make it work.  And I don’t see requiring registration to make comments, or to access the site. Neither is acceptable here, I believe.

    A better choice is to ‘mute’ with your eyes. Skip over the comments you don’t want to read.

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  54. Alan says:

    >> A better choice is to ‘mute’ with your eyes. Skip over the comments you don’t want to read.

    And ‘mute’ your fingers…don’t engage and eventually they go away.

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  55. Alan says:

    >> Practicing sending folks to Gulag?

    At 200,000 people coming across the southern border a month, we are going to need a lot of gulags.

    A better name might be PRCs, Public Residential Centers. Eventually they will be like gulags.

    Hey @lynn, shove those desks closer together and you can free up some floor space for some cots to indefinitely house some of the undesirables. Everyone needs to do their part.

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  56. drwilliams says:

    @Kenneth C Mitchell

    Probably easier to simply implement one of the read-aloud functions to do the trolls in FJB’s voice with a background of kazoos and fart cushions.

  57. Greg Norton says:

    We saw what will probably be the last “Clerks” movie tonight.

    Geesh 28 years with a bullseye on people +/- two years of my age.

    Lots of deep stuff in that flick. Don’t go expecting to see a donkey show.

    I still can’t believe Smith  got the previous film by the MPAA with an ‘R’ sans edits.

    “We’re gonna peep something we’ve been talking about since we first saw ‘Bachelor Party’ when we were 12.”

    I was 14. I knew exactly what was gonna be in the movie when I first saw the trailer.

    Best Tom Hanks movie ever.

  58. Lynn says:

    >> Practicing sending folks to Gulag?

    At 200,000 people coming across the southern border a month, we are going to need a lot of gulags.

    A better name might be PRCs, Public Residential Centers. Eventually they will be like gulags.

    Hey @lynn, shove those desks closer together and you can free up some floor space for some cots to indefinitely house some of the undesirables. Everyone needs to do their part.

    Nope, these are invaders.  They were not invited and they are crossing the southern border voluntarily.  Again, they are invaders.

    We have somewhere between 30 million and 35 million illegals in the USA, around 10% of our population.  What do you want to do with them ?  They are changing the USA.  They have already destroyed our schools in Texas since few of them know how to speak English.  Our school districts are desperately looking for people to talk with them in one of their languages, over a hundred languages to date.

  59. drwilliams says:

    Nope, these are invaders.  They were not invited and they are crossing the southern border voluntarily.  Again, they are invaders.

    Quoted for truth.

    What do you want to do with them ?

    Dump them all back into Mexico, let the country collapse, and annex it on the cheap. Take the oil–since it’s bad for them–declare a green weinie paradise, then deport our green weinies to live as they wish, without fossil fuels. 

    But we keep Nuevo León.

  60. Lynn says:

    But we keep Nuevo León.

    Monterrey was a fun place to visit in 1968 or 69.   Nice and cool in the summer due to the altitude, and lots of roast cabrito doing a slow spin in the restaurant windows.  Gringos had to drink bottled water even back then but the Holiday Inn was a nice place.

  61. Lynn says:

    Dump them all back into Mexico, let the country collapse, and annex it on the cheap. Take the oil–since it’s bad for them–declare a green weinie paradise, then deport our green weinies to live as they wish, without fossil fuels. 

    Only a third of the invaders are from Mexico.  They come from all over South America, the Caribbean, Africa, China, South Korea, etc, etc, etc.  

    The lady who cleans my house one afternoon a week and cleans my office building is from El Salvador.  She came legally using a refugee visa on an airplane.  She has five kids, all born here, all working here and speak English very well.  She now has a green card, sponsored by her son.  We helped with the legal costs, they were amazing.  Her husband was sponsored by his boss of 20+ years.

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  62. drwilliams says:

    Cabrito is an expensive proposition now. Makes about as much sense as paying ribeye prices for skirt steak.

    Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma bought the small competitor, so Casta Cervesa Obscura, one of the best beers in the world, is no more, and we can’t even get Bohemia Obscura in the States

    https://foodgps.com/mexican-beer-photo-essay/

    NOTE: Made correction re acquisition.

  63. drwilliams says:

    @Lynn

    Only a third of the invaders are from Mexico.  They come from all over South America, the Caribbean, Africa, China, South Korea, etc, etc, etc.

    Yeah, but they’re coming in from Mexico, so let them reap the benefits.

    Anyone in the country legally stays here, legally being as defined the the laws of the U.S., not the rotted fantasies of Democrats making shiite up.

  64. Nick Flandrey says:

    At the lake, minimal connectivity, do your best.

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  65. mediumwave says:

    Quoted for truth.

    Where the heck is SteveF when we need him? He’d make short work of the troll!

  66. Lynn says:

    Quoted for truth.

    Where the heck is SteveF when we need him? He’d make short work of the troll!

    SteveF, MrAtoZ, and Pecancorner are hanging at:

       https://www.dailypundit.com/

  67. Lynn says:

    Only a third of the invaders are from Mexico.  They come from all over South America, the Caribbean, Africa, China, South Korea, etc, etc, etc.

    Yeah, but they’re coming in from Mexico, so let them reap the benefits.

    Anyone in the country legally stays here, legally being as defined the the laws of the U.S., not the rotted fantasies of Democrats making shiite up.

    Back in the 1920s, the USA loaded many Mexicans on boxcars and ran them across the border to Mexico.  Nobody knows if it was hundreds of thousands or millions, no records were kept.

  68. Kenneth C Mitchell says:

    RickH: Thanks, I knew that was probably some reason why it wouldn’t be practical. 

  69. mediumwave says:

    And then if a majority of users here were to “mute” a few obnoxious a**es, you could reasonably block them completely and say “Most users don’t want to see that”.  

    Shunning be good too.

  70. Alan says:

    >> It is a real quandry for the EPA as it defines a superfund site as anything with a pH lower than 2.0.  So, potentially every person in the USA is a superfund site.

    Hey wait…doesn’t the gooberment hang out big bucks for superfund sites? 

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  71. Nick Flandrey says:

    Shunning doesn’t work.  They just shout louder, say more obnoxious things, and stomp their feet for attention.   Unlike real toddlers, they don’t turn blue and pass out, or get tired and bored.

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    On the way up here, there was a big roll of metal fencing in the middle of the highway.   After swerving and missing it, I decided to pull it off the road so no one died.   After CAREFULLY waiting and then grabbing it, I thought “Hey, free fencing!” and strapped it to the top of the stuff in the bed of the truck.   Saved a life (mine, and maybe someone else’s) and got free stuff.  Win!

    Shortwave wasn’t awesome like the sky tonight, so I’m headed to bed.

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  72. Alan says:

    >> “Tesla is being sued over Autopilot and Elon Musk’s Full Self-Driving predictions”

         https://www.theverge.com/2022/9/14/23353787/elon-musk-tesla-lawsuit-autopilot-full-self-driving-promises

    Maybe they are working on an auto-driving system to Mars ?

    Mars? Well, maybe if you’re one of only two or three vehicles on the entire planet and your primary obstacles are some craters, FSD Level 5 is probably easier to achieve.

    As for on Earth, it’s a tad more difficult, and not “coming real soon now” as Elon has said several times with deadlines come and gone. Here’s one Tesla owner’s list of what’s missing to get to autonomous Level 5. And I’m still waiting to see how the current FSD performs in the middle of a snowstorm on unpaved streets and/or black ice.

    Alphabet’s Waymo self-driving taxis in Arizona are Level 4 but are geo-fenced and somewhat self-limited by the urban areas they operate in to top speeds around 30 mph. On the to-do list to try one the next time I’m in Phoenix.

  73. Alan says:

    >> Government does not want to remove those laws. Being confronted by a law person almost any person can be charged with, and convicted if the system so desires, of a crime. The ability to convict anyone with some arcane law is a powerful stick that the government can wield against people. Piss some DA off and they will find a way to charge someone with a crime. Ever notice that someone charged with shooting someone gets multiple charges? The DA could probably make a littering charge stick because empty shells were expelled from the weapon. Jaywalking? Probably if the shooter ran from the police and crossed a street.

    Even a ham sandwich…

  74. Alan says:

    >> ”I walk around like I’m OK … but deep down I wanna buy more tools”.

    Quoted for truth. The struggle is real…

    The wife laughed (well sorta) when I checked the driving distances from what was our to-be current home to Lowes (5 min) and HD (10 min). Harbor Freight is 12.

  75. Alan says:

    >> The key issue is whether this is required or voluntary. It helps to have good quality co-workers and management.

    Any volunteers?

  76. Norman says:

    The importance of tools should not be underestimated

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=e2BchWRBUYU

    They’re damn good singers,check out some of their other stuff on YouTube

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