MMM 287: All I can see is the moon

Well, that’ll be true for some folks.  Up here in the awful, frozen north, the sun will do it’s usual tumble across the southern sky and briefly warm the day, and we’ll be none the wiser about the lunar transit.

So let’s look at butts.

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And, of course, arm veins.

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She needs to balance that bar better.  Gonna get sacroiliitis doing that.

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Not gym gear, unless it’s a pole-dancing class.

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Better balance.

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Wedgie

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I like her hair.

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Repeat.

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And now we wait for the eclipse zombie apocalypse to unfold.  On a Monday!

275 Comments

  1. Nice moon

  2. Leon – not to be too much of a stickler for spelling – but you misspelled scrotitis

  3. Leon, I’m looking at probiotics for their benefits other than digestive. Seems they are good for lots of things. Can you recommend one? Are there a couple of things I should look for before purchasing?

  4. I’m interested in the relationship between women wanting to look tough via muscles and Tatts and abuse*. I know there is one between abuse and lesbianism.

    *not necessarily referring to the ladies in Leon’s poat

  5. I see Jerry Lewis passed away –
    I actually thought he had passed a while ago.

  6. I just eat fermented foods, Mare, haven’t done much research on them outside that context. I need to make a new batch of sauerkraut, but I’ve been waiting on my cabbage to be big enough.

  7. Holy crap, the NASA channel has George Takai narrating.

  8. wakey wakey

  9. Apparently the fact that there’s another eclipse in seven years with a path intersecting this one is the signal on Facebook for “oh noes END TIMEZ!!!!!” crap to circulate. FML.

  10. Leon, are any grocery store sauerkrauts actually fermented or just cut cabbage in vinegar?

  11. I think it’s just an esthetic that rejects the soft, weak woman look mare. I see no difference in narcissism whether it’s big boobs and pouty lips or muscles/bad ass image. I know both types. I prefer to be around those (while working out) who just want to get strong, faster, better and it’s not always tape measures and weigh-ins.

  12. Mare, I don’t know if you can even sell real sauerkraut in a store anymore. Making your own is really easy, though. Just need some equipment.

  13. Good job, Leon. I remember repeat girl. I saw more pics of her somewhere, very nice.

  14. The original parcel is still available, asking 70k now. Waiting to hear about perc test on new place.

  15. If perc fails again, going to try and talk wife into offering again on the first, I think. If I have to get a mounded system in that area, I may as well have twice the land.

  16. Re: “Bad ass image”

    That’s exactly what I’m talking about. Why?

    When I have seen, for example, the Crossfit competitions a lot of the women are tatted up big time besides the large muscularity (not just an ankle dolphin or shoulder butterfly). I simply think there is a reason they feel the need to “look tough” or “bad ass” and I think there may be a link to abuse. Just my own thought.

  17. And of course, on the other end of the spectrum, women who overly sexualize themselves (and throw in promiscuity) are also possible abuse victims.

  18. If the choice of the wounded woman is between tats and robust hindquarters on one hand and obese lesbianism on the other, I know my preference.

  19. I think tats are a big part of many muscle gym’s culture. Around the young people I know – tats are huge. Why do bikers like tats? Acceptance/it’s accepted. /shrugs

  20. On of my crossfit friends got a HUGE tatt on her shoulder because she was mad at her husband. She now regrets it. Is really unhappy with it.

  21. The generation after me (in their 20s) is the most tattooed/pierced/etc. ever. I suspect that the one to follow will reverse the trend. Tattoos are for old people.

  22. Tattoos increased in popularity in the 90’s in my experience. MA didn’t allow legal tattoo shops until some time in the late 90’s which is one of the reasons I’m tattoo free.

  23. i’m glad that when i was tattoo-able (read here – young, drunk, and stupid) i didn’t have any money for things like tats

  24. That’s what I don’t get, while I’m perusing my Walmart I see (what appears to be) people just getting by and they have a crap ton of tats that I assume they paid someone for…and they hurt.

    But I do agree, Carin, being in shape (fit, toned, weight appropriate) is better than soft, weak and needing help with tasks that require strength.

  25. it would be interesting to see how the rise in stronger women has followed a trend of pansy assed pussy men who only know how to do things in a video game …

  26. but if you’re big and flabby, there’s more room for tats!

    dilemmas

  27. it would be interesting to see how the rise in stronger women has followed a trend of pansy assed pussy men who only know how to do things in a video game …

    ——

    This^^^^^^^I think I’ve mentioned that before, but that is exactly what I’m getting at…

  28. For a generation now, men have been told to stay quiet, sit down, and that disagreeing with a woman was sexist. Their career options have shrunk to barely anything if they aren’t illegal aliens and don’t have an IQ over 115. The water from the tap and food from plastic packages doses them with estrogen several times a day. Their fathers were largely cut out of their lives by divorce, so they’ve never changed oil in a car or hammered in a nail. The only chance many of them have to win at anything is video games. It’s not shocking.

  29. I haven’t made any eclipse preparations because I assume it will be cloudy.

  30. I’m hoping for rain, personally.

  31. The guy in the second picture is not even trying to fake being a woman.

  32. I live in Eclipse land. It’s raining right now.

  33. Bright, clear day here. When it happens, we will notice it.

    Needless to say, I’m staying put for it. Drivers hereabouts are suspect under best conditions…

  34. http://tinyurl.com/y9xeffm4

  35. Their fathers were largely cut out of their lives by divorce, so they’ve never changed oil in a car or hammered in a nail. The only chance many of them have to win at anything is video games. It’s not shocking.

    —–

    So true. My daughter is dating a good guy and that was his situation; Dad left Mom and two kids (she moved back to Ireland, kids stayed here) so on his own since he was 16. Doesn’t know how to do things but in his favor really wants to learn. Earned his “winning” at things through sports so at least he isn’t a physical pussy. My husband is helping him “learn things.” He’s made poor decisions about his future but has never had really good advice about planning and STICKING WITH SOMETHING. Paid for his own way really since about 17. His poor decisions are not drugs or crime or anything like that more about getting a degree (any degree), job changing and what not. Lots of dumb Tatts.

  36. There has always been a demand for strong men. Strong men will be w/o options when blond chicks with big boobs can’t get dates. There are just certain truisms.

  37. Fuck John McCain.

    He was a shitty pilot with a shady record, but due to his father’s and grandfather’s stellar service, cover ups were epic.

    He was a fucking collaborator with Charlie and Radio Hanoi for 5 years.

    He is a fraud, and the people of Arizona are idiots.

    The Navy needs to change the name of that ship to the USS John McCain – Not the Asshole in the Senate John McCain.

  38. I’d skip the degree today if I were starting again. The academy is garbage at the moment. Get a good apprenticeship and read the classics for free online or in a library.

  39. Any details on this meatface?

    I’m leaving here early Friday.

  40. Got my eclipse shirt on and glasses at the ready. Not sure if we’ll see ‘it’ though. We’re on the edge and expecting clouds to build throughout the day.

  41. John McCain is an asshole.

  42. Drives me crazy whenever anyone talks about him and they have to preface anything about honoring his service which was 100 years ago and has nothing to do with the shit he stirs up now.

  43. about = with

  44. Mr. B and I watched the Crossfit competition over the weekend. Holy crapola. You look at them from behind and you’d swear they were men.

  45. MJ, the meet starts as soon as anyone gets here, so everyone email me your arrival time. carin.obrien@gmail.com

    thank you very much kind people.

  46. Seen one eclipse, seen ’em all.

  47. beasn – that’s the top of the top of the women. And it depends on the event – some events require more strength, so the women who are more manly will be at the top of the heap and thus receive more screen time.

    Katrin Davidsdottir is pretty hot.

  48. Then there’s this dude, worth watching the games just to see him:

  49. We are stopping near Cleveland for a perch dinner on Thursday.
    Then we’re stopping in Toledo for a perch lunch on Friday.

    We’ll head to the rally after lunch.

  50. There were three women with ‘dottir’ at the end of their last names. Most of the women competing had pretty faces.

  51. I meant to link, but this is ok too … for me.

  52. PERCH DINNER FRIDAY NIGHT IT IS.

  53. I’m having a tenderloin on Thursday. Friday is probably Steak and Shake day. Mmmm, peach shake and a garlic bun burger.

  54. “-dottir” is the equivalent of “-son” for nordic peoples. So say “Thor Magnusson” has a son and a daughter. His son might be “Huw Thorson” and his daughter might be “Ilsa Thorsdottir”.

  55. For a generation now, men have been told to stay quiet, sit down, and that disagreeing with a woman was sexist. Their career options have shrunk to barely anything if they aren’t illegal aliens and don’t have an IQ over 115. The water from the tap and food from plastic packages doses them with estrogen several times a day. Their fathers were largely cut out of their lives by divorce, so they’ve never changed oil in a car or hammered in a nail. The only chance many of them have to win at anything is video games. It’s not shocking.
    —————
    Damn. That’s depressing. I have no idea about the estrogen dosing but I’m intrigued. Sounds like leonspiracy but who knows?

    This does seem true for a lot of society but not for all.

  56. check your gstring car in.

  57. I’ll forward my rider.

    If there’s one blue M&M in a bowl–I’m out.

  58. The school district my daughter works for gave the day off for everyone. They gave the kids their glasses on Friday and told them to enjoy the event at home. Lawsuit prevention. That and MoDot is predicting parking lot conditions from gawkers.

  59. lots of -dottir and -sen in my tree. (-sen is the Danish equivalent of -son in Sweden, not so sure about Norway).

  60. it’s gonna rain here all day, so everyone will be depressed they can’t see the eclipse. Should start here in about 2 hours.

  61. You can see a lot of that in cemeteries round these parts, laura.

  62. There’s estrogen in the water supply, the only controversy is whether it comes from farm animals dosed with antibiotics (which are estrogenic) and hormones or whether it comes from women on birth control.

    http://www.webmd.com/women/news/20101209/birth-control-pills-not-a-major-source-of-estrogen-in-water-supply
    https://www.livescience.com/20532-birth-control-water-pollution.html
    http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/birth-control-in-drinking-water-a-fertility-catastrophe-in-the-making

    The only article I can find exonerating BC is that webmd article from 2010, and it cites a single study, so make of that what you will.

    I don’t think the estrogen thing or the destruction of all things testosterone is a conspiracy, per se. It’s too widespread, systematic, and successful for it to be deliberate.

  63. I have no idea about the estrogen dosing but I’m intrigued.

    They put soy in everything, for one. Soy contains phytoestrogens which mimic the activity of estrogen in one’s body.

    Other stuffs, chemicals, etc. converts to estrogen. Not good for male muppets.

  64. Lots of plastics dose us a little here and there. Carpeting isn’t BPA-free, for example. Printed receipts are supposedly a vector. Some of the compounds don’t have to be ingested, merely touched.

  65. It’s too widespread, systematic, and successful for it to be deliberate.

    There is an accusation against Bill Gates and his foundation for dosing girls/young women, in Africa, with birth control under the guise of vaccinating against tetanus, without their knowledge or consent.

  66. If I were a megalomaniacal malthusian, that’s what I’d do.

  67. That or re-introduce smallpox after making sure everyone I cared about was vaccinated. And that I owned a company that could make the vaccine.

  68. don’t the Gates claim to be Catholic? A-holes.

  69. I suppose you can pay people to do just about anything, but that seems farfetched. And it sounds exactly like the kind of bullcrap conspiracy theories that third world people are always cooking up about western healthcare charities.

  70. Yeah, that’s the thing. It would take a giant team of healthcare workers who were in on it, that or a poison added to the vaccines at the source.

    My smallpox scenario is much more possible.

  71. Yup. One second on bing.

    https://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2015/02/18/anti-vaccine-movements-not-just-a-us-problem

    Researchers often cite an episode in northern Nigeria about a decade ago, when political and religious leaders instructed parents not to immunize their children against polio. The leaders said they believed the vaccines could be contaminated with an antifertility agent meant to sterilize the population, as well as with HIV, and immunizations stopped. Polio cases spread, and the vaccines were shown not to have been tainted.

    “The leaders actually admitted that they didn’t really believe the vaccine was contaminated, but they were opposed to the polio eradication effort because they viewed it as a Western-led activity,” Hinman says.

  72. The World needs a ENEMA.

  73. Apparently the fear that vaccinations are a foreign plot to cause sterility is a common one. Mentioned again in the same article, later on.

  74. And it sounds exactly like the kind of bullcrap conspiracy theories that third world people are always cooking up about western healthcare charities.

    Third Worlder: “They’re secretly injecting our twelve-year-old daughters with birth control in the vaccines!”

    Journalist: “That’s interesting. What proof do you have?”

    Third Worlder: “None of my wives has gotten pregnant since getting the shot!”

  75. “The leaders actually admitted that they didn’t really believe the vaccine was contaminated, but they were opposed to the polio eradication effort because they viewed it as a Western-led activity,”

    Western colonization was a best-case scenario if this is the best leadership Africa can muster. Oh well, the Chinese will do it instead.

  76. I get not trusting foreigners, though, that part makes sense. I very much doubt they were actually trying to keep polio around. The real problem is that Africa never got around to building an infrastructure capable of eradicating polio. Doesn’t that just come down to like, clean water? I mean, can you even have a polio problem with good sanitation?

  77. If you come from a society of desperate people who are constantly preying upon each other at all strata, the idea that these foreigners are showing up to help you out of the kindness of their hearts seems wildly farfetched.

    There’s a reason so many foreign visitors to our country seem tightfisted and suspicious of all transactions. They’re accustomed to an atmosphere of perpetual swindles and cons. It must be exhausting.

  78. it would be interesting to see how the rise in stronger women has followed a trend of pansy assed pussy men who only know how to do things in a video game …

    Traditional femininity has been devalued along with masculinity. Everyone is supposed to by androgynous now. Add in that women are bombarded with the idea that they’re not supposed to want kids until their late twenties/early thirties, and you have a generation of women who spend almost a decade aimless and in relationships with losers.

  79. Doesn’t that just come down to like, clean water? I mean, can you even have a polio problem with good sanitation?

    Polio was a problem even here, until the vaccine. Typhoid and cholera are more easily stopped, by proper sanitation.

  80. Yeah, the media message to women is utter garbage. “Have fun in your 20’s! Don’t settle down, you might get stuck with a boring guy! You can always start a family later, and heck, why would you want that? Kids are icky.”

  81. LOL…Mr. B just came in from the garage wearing his welding glasses saying he’s ready.

    Yeah….no. Those aren’t going to work.

  82. What’s funny is that a lot of the women that I’ve met are stuck with a boring guy. They date a loser for four, five years who doesn’t want to advance in his job, do anything other than play video games, or any of the basic adult stuff. My theory is that rather than riding the “cock carousel” like the red-pill dipshits fantasize, a lot of women are sticking around with losers because they hope that he’ll reform, and don’t face the same pressures to ditch him and find someone better.

  83. Thanks Laura, I hadn’t read that. Makes sense, similar to chicken pox.

  84. Alex, I’d make a distinction between “loser” and “boring”. The loser must have been exciting at some point.

  85. Young women also don’t feel like they have the right to demand marriage. So they get stuck in long-term relationships that are a facsimile of commitment and a trap where they trade their youth for nothing of permanence.

  86. Not really. Certainly not exciting in the sense of “motorcycles, tattoos, heroin addiction”. Again, just what I’ve observed with women I’ve known, a lot of times the loser is a “nice guy”, usually geeky, who seems non-threatening. It’s only after the first couple of months that she discovers he doesn’t have any life goals.

  87. Laura, that’s exactly it. Instead of giving Pay an ultimatum at 22, they keep waiting because they’ve been told not to rush into marriage. So years go by, and he’s still working part time at the local Gamestop and living with his parents or four roommates. In previous generations, she’d have dumped him and tried dating someone else.

  88. That’s a tough one, and one you don’t hear too often. I guess I assume that the video-gamer guy is a shut-in with no GF, but I suppose it’s just as likely that he has one and she’s perpetually underwhelmed but at least she isn’t alone.

  89. Yup. Part of the reason that the video-gamer guy is willing to be a shut-in is because he has a girlfriend who enables his behavior.

  90. Well he’s also got porn and a fleshlight even if he can’t attract a chick.

  91. girls view marriage as a hindrance round here, it’s not like they want to get married. Living together is empowering, somehow.

  92. Your mom joke of the day

  93. “Fuck John McCain.

    He was a shitty pilot with a shady record, but due to his father’s and grandfather’s stellar service, cover ups were epic.

    He was a fucking collaborator with Charlie and Radio Hanoi for 5 years.

    He is a fraud, and the people of Arizona are idiots.

    The Navy needs to change the name of that ship to the USS John McCain – Not the Asshole in the Senate John McCain.”

    and this is why HotSpur is my honorary older brother…. whether he likes it or not

  94. Marriage is a tool of the Patriarchy, too. And is probably fascist.

  95. My daughter met a guy at her best friend’s wedding in Florida about sixteen years ago. The groom was the guy’s best friend. She lived in Michigan, he in California. They went out once that weekend. Then started phoning each other.

    He came to Michigan for our wedding in 2002, then decided to move here in 2003. He made a trip here before he actually moved, and stayed at my daughter’s house.

    I took him to dinner with the express purpose of telling him that I did not approve of him if he intended to move in with her. I said, “You get an apartment, get a job, date like normal people, then see how it works out. My sister in law told him the exact same thing.

    He moved in anyway. They got married in 2005.

    They are now getting divorced, because my daughter discovered that he has no intellect, is loud and boorish in social settings, and no potential for improvement. He’s a painter. A good one, but he’ll never be anything else, and he could never run a company. So, he’s a painter.

    I told them not to do the shack up thing, but they did it anyway. Now I have a ten year old grandson who has a broken family.

    If they had dated, like normal people do, she would have discovered all of his flaws, and I doubt that they would have lasted long.

  96. Young women also don’t feel like they have the right to demand marriage.

    My daughter is trying to be a low maintenance girlfriend to a guy who majored in philosophy/polisci, who is still living with his parents. He does have a job, but it probably pays $10/hr, and he has student loans.

    I told her to tell him to piss or get off the pot. It’s okay to demand one of your life goals. Part of marriage is building your life and wealth together. If you wait to get married until you have real money, it ain’t gonna happen.

  97. Read the staff blurbs….

    http://tinyurl.com/y7u2j38a

  98. They castrated guys metaphorically so they wouldn’t be scary rape-monsters, now complain when guys are aimless man-children.

    Methinks it was never the guys that were actually the problem here.

  99. It was Battle Royale the day she came to me and asked what I thought of the hypothetical of them moving in together had she taken the much better paying job on the opposite end of the state.

    One reason why she took the lower paying job nearer him. Sacrifices things for him and I have yet to see the same from him. (….though he really is a nice kid but has lead up his ass).

  100. My soon to be ex-son in law is a nice guy too. Dumber than a box of rocks, but nice. He isn’t really boorish so much as he has a very loud voice, laughs inappropriately, and can’t carry on a conversation beyond talking about his job.

  101. *imagines beasn scowling at me at dinner, if I dated her daughter

  102. Hey, I can’t help my laugh!

  103. We had told her to take the better paying job. If they wanted their relationship to work, they would have found a way to make it happen. WITHOUT SHACKING UP.

  104. Read the staff blurbs….

    FFS. Bragging about being part of a troop of circus clowns.

  105. Mr Darwin, paging Mr Darwin to the white courtesy phone…

    Wyoming warns: Don’t wear eclipse glasses while driving as traffic heats up on northbound I-25

  106. Read the staff blurbs….

    about the only job there is for an ever-increasing amount of liberal studies majors.

  107. “troupe”

    beasnette’s boyfriend is not loud and boorish. He’s more of an introvert like she is. He may be borderline ‘box of rocks’.

  108. Car in got clean gravel for her driveway, right? Can’t drive on dirty gravel.

  109. Such people can only feed themselves – rather, be fed on the labors of others – in a society nearing the end of it’s productive lifespan.

  110. Part of marriage is building your life and wealth together. If you wait to get married until you have real money, it ain’t gonna happen.

    Well then I’m screwed.

  111. I have never glared at boyfriends over dinner.

    * ‘thin veneer of civilization’ *

  112. Remembering back when we were dating, Mr. B always went out of his way to see me. Though I had to drop the hammer to get him to propose.
    Same happened to his brother, who was still living at home when he was 30. His girlfriend, now wife, gave him an ultimatum. We either marry or we quit wasting each other’s time…..my fertility isn’t gonna be around forever.

  113. Alex, I had real money and my own house when my wife met me. This was a major part of my appeal.

  114. My daughter got married at 32. I think it was the whole clock ticking thing.

    I’d like to kick her in the ass.

  115. I overheard my daughter and my niece talking. My daughter asked her cousin, who is a year away from graduating college (going to be a social worker specializing in geriatrics), where she saw herself in 5-10 years. My niece answered, ‘A stay-at-home mom. That’s what I really want to be’.

    Good for her. I hope she gets her wish.

  116. I wonder when the Gorilla Pundit thing at AoS will get retired. I think its funny as hell, but at some point it won’t be.

  117. Thank you for sharing your son/daughter dating/moving in/marriage situations. It helps somehow.

    My other daughter was dating someone whom I thought was fine on a very basic level but as a long term partner and someone you want to grow with was just not “the guy.” I lost many nights sleep over it. By some miracle I kept my mouth shut about my feelings. She never asked our opinion which my other daughter thought was strange. Anyhow, she broke up with him and when my oldest daughter got the scoop she told her, “I had a revelation.” HA!

    As an aside, when they broke up he showed his true colors and insisted she give him EVERYTHING he ever gave her and he gave her back EVERYTHING she ever gave him. My husband could not believe such behavior, had never heard of such a thing. But it’s good because that sealed the “I made the right choice” deal.

    Idiot. She was too good/smart/talented/interesting for him. He will NEVER do better. Hopefully (and I pray every day) she will and soon.

    oh, look, $20!

  118. well, at AOS, we, get this, tend to overdo things.

    It’s old.

  119. This fucking pope needs to go.

    How the hell did he ever get elected?

  120. Hotspur and mare are simpatico on John McCain.

    I said, SIMPATICO, Sir!

  121. Hey. I didn’t find $20 after my rant. This place sucks.

  122. How the hell did he ever get elected?

    Freemasons and Velvet Mafia.

  123. Go easy on the “sir”, Mare. I work for a living.

  124. The Seat ain’t vacant, but Frankie’s head is almost there.

  125. raditional femininity has been devalued along with masculinity. Everyone is supposed to by androgynous now. Add in that women are bombarded with the idea that they’re not supposed to want kids until their late twenties/early thirties, and you have a generation of women who spend almost a decade aimless and in relationships with losers.

    I don’t think it’s wrong to be muscular/strong and feminine. Moms need to be strong. Healthy strong women have easier times in labor. Healthy moms can keep up with their kids. Weakness in women (physical and mental, which can be linked) isn’t femininity – it’s just makes it easier to control them. I don’t need a man to control me – we’re supposed to be partners. I’m not strong so I can overpower a man – that ain’t ever going to happen because I would never marry a pussy. I’m strong so I don’t need the man constantly and for every trivial thing.

  126. I just watched a clip of professor from Dartmouth defending Antifa violence:

    “We’ve tried ignoring neo nazis in the past. We’ve seen how that turned out in the 20s and 30s.”

    I expect more from an Ivy League professor.

  127. I’m not really hip on my second son’s girlfriend. I keep my mouf shut, because imho that doesn’t help anything. I just pray he figures it out.

    He’s supposed to run the Spartan race with me in a bit over two weeks. If his girlfriend screws that up for me, and I have to run it alone … I will say something though.

  128. We’ve tried ignoring neo nazis in the past. We’ve seen how that turned out in the 20s and 30s.”

    I expect more from an Ivy League professor.

    It’s point and laugh time.

  129. “We’ve tried ignoring neo nazis in the past. We’ve seen how that turned out in the 20s and 30s.”

    Ignore? Hell, in the 20s and 30s the left praised fascism as the way of the future.

  130. Ok, so … I’m think the first folks will get here optimistically early afternoon on Friday?

    /schedules to have Moose bathed and picked up around 2:30 on friday.

    Have your cameras ready. Him clean isn’t going to last long.

  131. But, it’s just a tiny fraction of the protestors! Antifa is nothing!

  132. Coal – the wrong in that statement goes SO many ways. how about how we’ve ignored neo- nazies for the last 50 years and they’ve puttered away to non-relevance?

  133. Pope Frank doesn’t strike me as scholarly.

  134. Thing is that a lot of Catholics like the new pope. The old ways are too stuffy!

  135. Car in, i know, that was just the first thing that struck me. Fascism was progressivism’s great hope up until 1939.

  136. Bundle of sticks, Colex. That Benito is a helluva guy!

    /1930’s fashionista

  137. I’ve never met a Catholic who likes him. I am a practicing Catholic. Even my kids think he’s dumb as in, not smart. Kind of a bumbling fool. Tool I think would be a good term.

    Of course South Americans like him, he is of their political ilk. And yes, I mean that in a derogatory way.

  138. Compare anything you’ve heard or read from Francis with a document like Humanae Vitae and his lack of intellectual heft is obvious. The disaster of Amoris Laetitia should have ended the pontificate.

  139. What’s happening with the eclipse Beasnsnsnsns?

  140. Thing is that a lot of Catholics like the new pope.

    I hear a lot of accolades from folks I don’t see at mass or getting a offeratory envelopes at the end of the month.

  141. Compare anything you’ve heard or read from Francis with a document like Humanae Vitae and his lack of intellectual heft is obvious.

    ——–

    Exactly.

  142. They’re all so….boring. They all look the same, act the same, are totally predictable, and never say anything remotely interesting.

    Always the hero fighting a villain.

  143. MJ, are you talking about us or the left?

  144. And by us I mean H2.

  145. The Left… and quite a few people on the Right.

  146. IT’S HAPPENING MARE!!

    I feel sorry for the St. Louis news anchors on channel 4. They have them outside. Steve Savard is sweating his ass off.

  147. Clouds are moving in too. F*ckers.

  148. Beasnsnsnsnsnsnsns….don’t go toward the light, or dark or whatever!!! We need you for president!

  149. Got a little dark here, sun was actually out for a bit, some people caught part of it.

  150. Eclipse started here a short while ago. Peaks at 2:47 est, so hopefully the cloud cover blows over by then. Ends just after 4pm they say.

  151. It’s covered halfway. It’s beginning to look a little funky out there. They have the kids outside at the highschool down the block. I can hear the loudspeakers.

  152. Mare, I’m just so disappointed in how silly everything is.

    Russia. So what we’re saying is Trump is a secret agent that aligned the timing of the release of John Podesta’s emails to inflict maximum damage to her campaign. This plan was in operation for months, possibly years, prior to running, let alone winning the Republican primary. Trump is so smart he knew who was going to win, when Podesta’s emails would be needed in the campaign, and somehow coordinated with Julian Assange of all people and use him like HS uses moms jokes.

    The campaign, or pre-campaign if you will, was able to cultivate relationships with the Kremlin and game this all out. Wikileaks, too. There were secret meetings where Trump/Assange promised to relax sanctions as payment for finding out through Podesta’s email that she was a liar, totally soulless, and had no real campaign message.

    Trump risked colluding with Russia and perhaps illegally winning the presidency for information that is already public knowledge. She’s a loser. How shocking.

    Same with the Trump is a racist!

    Do we really believe he has nazi and KKK sympathies? Is this where we are?

    These are the thoughts of the terminally stupid to enforce a thought bubble where everything their enemies do is HITLER and everything they do is GOD.

    It’s boring.

    $20.20

  153. Xbrad, I read the damage control document, and i looked for any indication of the ship radiating but could not find it

    The document was a “Line of Duty” investigation, which has a very limited scope.

    The sole purpose was to investigate whether the dead and injured received their injuries in the line of duty, or if they caused their injuries themselves. Every fatality, and damn near every serious injury in the military undergoes an LOD.

    The mention of lighting was primarily in connection with visibility in the spaces during the evacuation.

    The circumstances that lead to the collision are part of a separate investigation, which, as it can lead to both administrative, and potentially, punitive measures, is a more lengthy, lawyerly process.

    While the command triad has been relieved, that’s an administrative process, not punitive under the UCMJ. They still face the possibility of punishment under Article 15, or even court martial.

    Wait and see.

  154. 3/4 covered.

    GET OUT OF THE WAY YOU STOOOPID CLOUD!!

  155. Only partly cloudy here so we’re getting a bit of a show with the sun thing.

  156. Almost there.

  157. My neighbors came over with their glasses. Very cool!

  158. MJ, my Doug Ross link was for you. True face of that bullshit deal, antifa. By the way that name pisses me off.

  159. Oh shit, I prematurely removed the glasses and now see spots.

    AND…..it dark.

  160. Going going GONE!

  161. Street lights and locusts turned on.

  162. 10 minutes to 90% occlusion for us.

    I’m hoping for the zombie apocalypse, but I’m always hoping for that.

  163. Totality way cool without the glasses.

    What light was left was eery.

    Now I gotta go hunt the giant wasp that came inside one of the times we went out on the deck.

  164. Surprised that I don’t hear any kids at the elementary school across the street. It’s looking eerie out there now (maybe 50%?) – I shouldve made some glasses with that limo window tint out in the garage…

  165. Amazing the amount of light a tiny sliver of sun still puts out.

  166. Chi, look at it during totality.

  167. You know what I think is awesome? All of the capitalism going on with this thing. Lots of little cottage industries making a buck.

  168. IIRC, in less than 100 years totality goes away entirely, the moon will be too far away and there will be a slight halo even when the conjunction is perfect.

  169. I made a little pinhole camera and went outside. Ten minutes to 68% effacement for us.

  170. TiFW Mom & Dad are now in The Totality.

  171. Even with the sun only partly occluded, the atmosphere outside is sooo weird.

  172. Carbondale, IL…14k in their stadium. Fun to listen to them.

  173. Lots of little cottage industries making a buck.

    It’s all a zero sum game. All those eclipse glasses have sucked money away from the poor. We’ll have to raise taxes to compensate.

  174. Yeah, it was dim/hazy here, like there was a big fire nearby.

  175. 15 more minutes for peak here beasn. I think we’re supposed to get close to 90% though.
    I remember making the little shoebox thing as a school kid in the 70’s.

  176. Did you notice the birds? Ours appear to all be in hiding, lol.

  177. Crickets got loud. Birds seem normal.

  178. Mr. TiFW called and told me to look at the shadows of the tree – tiny little arcs all over the sidewalk, showing how far along the eclipse is here outside of the big show

  179. Worst. Pun. Ever.

  180. *bows

  181. 3 Blind Mice, the early days

  182. Eclipse, you say!

  183. Lapeerpalooza?

  184. We got 80% here, and while I made one of those box things, I eventually dragged out the welders mask and that was awesome.

  185. It’s time. Bring forth the human sacrifice.

  186. A friend ran over last minuet to watch it with me. Erin had a few friends. it was fun.

  187. REPORT:

    Got kinda pretty out. Nothing fell from the sky. Ate two blue M&Ms and a red one.

  188. THOSE AREN’T M&M’S!!!!

  189. Just heard that a neighbor girl took a pair of glasses to my 79 yr old Mom so she could view it.
    That was pretty sweet of her.

  190. Comment by beasn on August 21, 2017 2:27 pm
    Amazing the amount of light a tiny sliver of sun still puts out.

    ——-

    Yes, hey, climate change assholes, the sun impacts temperature.

  191. Why Antifa fears the eclipse

  192. Mare, Neil “not the chicken kind” Tyson already weighed in on it.

  193. Eclipse are a scam

  194. Even with the sun only partly occluded, the atmosphere outside is sooo weird.

    Yes. It felt creepy. And it wasn’t just the no birds, the cicadas started singing, and the streetlight coming on, that made it feel that way. Pressure change or something.

  195. It’s getting really cloudy now, so I’m pretty happy I had a nice view. It was fun. A crossfit fellow-cultest found out I made the box and raced over.Then I found my welder’s mask. I screamed with excitement the view was so awesome.

  196. HAHAHA, Jay! Trumplipse.

  197. My in-laws didn’t want to go outside. They watched it on teevee.

  198. Our dog slept through the whole thing.

    She is smarter than we are.

  199. Word of the day: Nacho

  200. Offs, Tyson is such a moron.

  201. Hillary Clinton is nacho president.

  202. beasn, the libs are protesting the Trumplipse

  203. Ate two blue M&Ms and a red one.

    Make sure to wash those down with some estrogen water.

    *sips grain alcohol chilled with rainwater ice cubes*

  204. Had a picnic at the lake with friends to watch the eclipse. The first half the sky was clear, but then it was partly cloudy for the second half. We got 80% so it was only dim, not dark.

  205. HAHAHA, stupid libs.

  206. Have you guys seen the trailer for American Assasin? I’m sure the movie will be good because the material was exceptional but the guy they picked for Mitch? Holy shit, can you pick someone more opposite of a character rounded out via several books?

  207. Way to miscast a fucking character you assholes.

    Christ.

  208. If you missed the eclipse

  209. How so? I thought they did pretty good. Matched what I remember him to be like.

  210. Mitch had ZERO faggotry attached to him. The screen caps of this guy show a pussy only femmy SJW’s think could win a fight.

  211. Jay are you being sarcastic?

  212. Mitch was not particularly tall but was at least fit, this guy looks femmy.

    Physical Features:
    Mitch Rapp stands 6′ – 6’1″ and 185-190 pounds (he is 190 pounds in Transfer of Power, 185 in Executive Power) with olive skin, brown (almost black) eyes and black hair. Rapp keeps himself in top athletic shape dating back to his days as an All-American Lacrosse player. He’s also a two-time winner (along with three other top-five finishes) of the Ironman triathlon event in Hawaii. He has several scars, most notably a long thin scar (from a knife) running from his ear to his jawline on the left side of his face. He also has a separate knife wound on his right side, and at least five bullet scars on his body. He’s been shot in his shoulder, twice in the stomach, once in the leg and once in the buttocks.

  213. Lacrosse players have the best body of any athletes…by far. Well developed legs, arms and chest.

  214. <i/Comment by Jay in Ames on August 21, 2017 3:54 pm
    If you missed the eclipse

    Pic would’ve been much better with a big bite taken out of it.

  215. lacrosse players aren’t that big. Remind me of soccer players.

    And American Assassin is at the beginning. No scars yet.

  216. I only say they did ok because Mitch would be able to easily blend in to a Middle Eastern crowd. The acting we will have to wait and see.

    Michael Keaton was an interesting choice for Stan, though.

  217. This would have been a mis-cast, although I could see some who would overlook it:

    On October 10, 2012, Chris Hemsworth was believed to have been offered $10 million to play the lead, Mitch Rapp.[7]

  218. Eh. He wouldn’t really be what I imagine to fill the roll, but I sorta like the actor. He’s got something engaging about him.

    I’ll see the movie anyway.

    Chris Pratt would have worked well.

  219. Jay, that’s why he doesn’t initially visually work, he doesn’t look middle eastern (or Italian) at all.

    I’m going to the movie and I’m sure I’ll like it…a lot. The actor is engaging I agree, Carin. It was just a funny choice. Except, I like that he isn’t that well known and won’t bring “other characters” to the Mitch Rapp roll. Well, at least to me.

  220. These antifa people are real scum of the earth.

  221. Soros will shut it down once he sees how poorly they poll.

    Why we keep losing?

    * throws piss filled bottle at cops *
    * sets American flag on fire *
    * calls veteran nazi scum *

    Why?

  222. They’re a bunch of losers.

  223. What I don’t get is Soros end game. What’s the win condition crippling the US?

  224. do

  225. Don’t forget the concrete filled soda cans Scott.
    They have no motive other than complete anarchy. They too stupid to look far enough ahead to have a end game.

  226. Comment by leoncaruthers on August 21, 2017 5:48 pm
    What I don’t get is Soros end game. What’s the win condition crippling the US?

    Some of it is a belief that they can continue to live securely away from the masses. They’re protected by security systems, walls, police, guards, etc. So what if the plumber who fixes your clogged sink goes home every night to a neighborhood that is overrun by gangbangers? Who cares if the maid who cleans your house lost two children to heroin brought into this country by illegals? As long as labor remains cheap and the very wealthy have political power, they’re happy.

    The problem is that a stockbroker working on Wall Street has more in common with an investment banker in London than he does with a farmer living outside Albany.

  227. I hope they keep it up.

    95% of Americans are disgusted by it and the Democrats own it.

  228. I made a pinhole camera with 2 paper plates in the break room today. Used my knife to make a little circular hole in one and projected the eclipse on to the other. The ladies I work with thought I was brilliant for “inventing” something so incredible. I didn’t have the heart to tell them I learned it in the Cub Scouts

  229. I used a nail and a big cardboard box when I was a kid.

  230. I just watched the eclipse on teevee. Like a regular person.

  231. Thanks xbrad…
    Its weird to have another happening so soon, too, which bespeaks of a systemic problem.

  232. I love the Defenders. Love the nerd that suggested watching last episodes of JJ, DD2, LC, and IF. My 80% eclipse got fucked by yard guys with leaf blowers. Suck it up and watch Dave Chappelle on Netflix.

  233. I was just evicted from kitchen. I found the cinnamon raisin bread sharp cheese and ham grilled cheese recipe. Not trusted to actually test kitchen

  234. I watched the first season of Iron Fist. It’s weird that they changed the title from “Arrow” though. Didn’t stick around for the Netflix season where he gave up the bow in favor of the glowing hand.

  235. I’ve been watching The Defenders. Sigourney Weaver got a bit portly.

  236. My rankings so far on the Marvel Netflix series from favorite to least goes:

    1. Jessica Jones
    2. Luke Cage
    3. Daredevil

    I don’t really dislike Daredevil, but if they could spend about 80% less time focusing on his legal practice, that would be just peachy. I haven’t bothered to watch Iron Fist because just about everyone I know who’s seen it says it sucks.

  237. I liked Daredevil more than Luke Cage. The villains in LC were silly.

  238. Sean, Iron Fist got better. Last episode that totes set up Defenders better. I watched the 2 Dave Chappell Netflix. I’m still watching the dumbest show ever. Wet Hot American Summer. 10 years later.

  239. Jessica Jones is great

  240. CoAl, Luke Cage was a totes BLM show. Until, the acting got in the way. Villains? Cottonmouth and Mariah rocked

  241. I read a Marvel collection called Alias with Jessica Jones a few years ago. Bought it at a deep discount so that helped. It was pretty good. As a puppy Rowan chewed the binding off it and it’s barely holding together.

  242. My favorite part of Luke Cage was where he meets Method Man and they’re both starstruck. And, yeah, there was some Cops Against a Black Man stuff going on, but it was all set against the backdrop of Big City Machine Politics and Corruption. None of the villains up in Harlem are Republicans.

  243. Knee injury was 7 weeks ago and today was the first virtually pain free day.

    Tendons are the worst.

  244. Sammich recipe is awesome. Needs heat. Chile

  245. Scott, glad you’re on the mend. Hope the long hours of driving don’t mess with the knee. Use cruise control.

  246. Cottonmouth wasn’t bad, but just poorly used.

  247. Comment by osoloco11 on August 21, 2017 8:46 pm
    Sammich recipe is awesome. Needs heat. Chile

    This, in many ways, is the story of Oso…

  248. Good speech by Trump.

  249. This speech is making brown Jesus cry.

  250. A lot of driving today, but seeing the total eclipse was kickass awesome. Bonus: Mini-me liked Tennessee Tech.

  251. Right on, roamy. Just checked with my sponsor and he said they had about 98% where he was in southern Washington. We only got about 60% here.

  252. Comment by leoncaruthers on August 21, 2017 6:59 pm
    I used a nail and a big cardboard box when I was a kid

    Leon was an Antifa radical as a kid? Go know…

  253. 2.5 minutes of totality where we were at. Rocketboy drove far enough north to see totality as well, and he admitted it was “so cool”.

  254. Heh! I have achieved peak Twitter.
    Jenna Jameson liked a comment of mine.

  255. Go down to the river and there I’ll be
    I’m gonna jump in, baby, if you don’t see by me
    Open up your eyes, can’t you see I love you?
    Open up your derp, can’t you see I need you?
    I’m no good without you, can’t go on without you
    Life’s no good without you, what’m I gonna do without you?

  256. I hope everyone survived the eclipse with their vision intact.

  257. it caused me to grow fangs, howl, and gave me an overwhelming urge to hump the neighbor’s wife’s leg

    other than all is good

    *scratches self behind ear with foot*

  258. that

  259. Lawn mowing day today. It’s been a few weeks. Last time I was home, about a week and a half ago, the lawn was dry and brown from lack of rain. We’ve had a few storms since then and I fear what I’ll find.

  260. Wakey wakey. PT this morning.

    And by my estimates I have at least 6 extra teens this morning.

  261. No lawn mowing here. Raining off and on and they still haven’t come by to bury my cable.

  262. they still haven’t come by to bury my cable.

    Aren’t we above such facile euphemisms?

  263. Lazy hostages.

  264. I am much too busy this morning to do a Tuesday crap post.

  265. I would have if I had know. But I have to leave in 15. I’ve been sitting here bored for the last half hour.

  266. Unshaven and working from home in cargo shorts as he moves into “Bannon the Barbarian” mode, Steve Bannon is thinking bigger than Breitbart.

    For the record, I am not Steve Bannon.

  267. Headed to physiotherapy again?

  268. Good morning! Getting essited about the meetup.

    I wonder if it’s strictly local, or if I can use my membership card at the restaurant supply place near Carin? I should call and ask. Looks like they have good deals on clams and meats and such. Be nice not to have to travel with the clams/ keep them alive for two days before serving.

    Carin, you wanna see the flyer? Looks like there’s a place in Dearborn and a place in Troy.

    If they won’t take my membership, you can sign up with your business license. You don’t have to be a food business. Lowes has an account there and uses it to do employee cookouts/parties and such.

  269. New Poat! Shane is at it again/still.

    https://thehostages.wordpress.com/2017/08/22/shanes-world/


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