Dia de los Muertos

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Next week we celebrate the other day of the dead … when all the dead people in certain districts vote for Democrat candidates. Until then, enjoy the sights and sounds of the real one.

MEXICO-FESTIVAL-DAY OF THE DEAD

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Allhallowtide greetings to my fellow Hostages and any lurkers who should quit hiding in the shadows while Hotspur is off eating foreign sausage-like meats.

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158 Comments

  1. Candy Corn Coma?

  2. Snickers Smackdown?

  3. Pumpkin Spice Hangover?

  4. oy!!!

  5. sectionals swim meet last night – didn’t get back till around 930 or so,

    no candy creatures roaming the streets when we got back

  6. http://tinyurl.com/y8drtq8c

  7. Tomato bahzil soup with Cajun chicken
    Discuss

  8. With or without wild rice?

  9. 35 million pounds of candy corn were produced this year

  10. sumeone roofy you lazy phuxz?

  11. candy coma?

  12. ownin’ this candi fapple

  13. sorry jimes – this is gonna leave a mark

  14. Candy corn colored skid mark on my post

  15. You mean I can skip the other 364 days?

    Awesome!

  16. https://nationaldaycalendar.com/november/

  17. wakey wakey.

    Jimbro, I saw your long explanation last night and thank you. That makes a lot of sense. I don’t know if you saw my response. It’s not that I didn’t trust the doctor – I do. It just seems weird, but then I don’t know MRI shit (and I know that).

  18. I saw it, yw. Hopefully the directed PT gets him heading in the right direction. We have many PT’s around here who do great work and there’s a guy who I have to look up a couple of times a year who just does HS and college athletes. Every now and then I have a kid who looks like they’ll be able to pitch at the college level and he’s really good at getting their mechanics down.

  19. I’m with Jimbro, I do the cooking anyway.

    Chili dogs tonight, before darts.

  20. Recently saw a kid with a SCFE (hip problem) that was missed for a year and a half by his PCP. PT recognized it was the hip. Films were done showing it and the radiologist missed it. PT said he must be wrong and got a new film ordered which, even though less obvious than the first one, got the kid in to see me. The hip is so deformed that I sent him to Boston for a big osteotomy procedure that I’ve never done. Mom was asking lots of questions leading me to believe I’ll be asked to turn my notes over to an attorney before too long.

  21. National Mississippi Day and National Meth Awareness Day are the same day. Hmm.

  22. It should be in Iowa. I thought we were the meth capitol of the US.

  23. Theme song for this poat.

  24. Is the meth problem a mixture of boredom, lack of purpose, lack of religion?

    What else is there?

  25. it’s the overabundance of the raw materials, like cold medicine and anhydrous ammonia. Drugs will always be present.

  26. I learned yesterday that Dia de los Muertos is actually Dias; the full trituum of Halloween, All Saints, and All Souls.

    9am mass was nice, the students from the school were there and they sing better than adults.

  27. Is the meth problem a mixture of boredom, lack of purpose, lack of religion?

    Yes. Also, add in low intelligence, poor impulse control, lack of jobs, and a dependency-class that often have few job skills.

  28. Recent mouse studies suggest that stressed animals (i.e. trapped in a Skinner box with morphine-laced water and regular water as options) seek drugs at a far higher rate than those in habitats closer to their natural one, and that drug-addicted mice wean themselves off as fast as they can if taken to a better environment.

    I feel like modern life is so far removed from our ancestral environment that it’s shocking anyone stays sober.

  29. Leon, I’ve long said that the Temperence Movement was more a result of the Industrial Revolution than anything else. We saw a massive population shift and changing patterns of behavior due to it, especially with regards to drinking.

  30. I should buy some cheap land somewhere and build a cabin that I can go hide out in on the weekends.

  31. Loss of community doesn’t help. There’s a reason I frequently wish that these nice online communities I get to be part of could be actual, geographically co-located communities. Just isn’t the same.

  32. Agreed, Cavil. If I’d won megamillions last week, y’all were getting invites to dachas at the Caruthers Compound.

    Probably some monks, too.

  33. It’s part of the reason I do the historical fencing and Argentine Tango: to have an actual physical connection to other people. It’s also why I moved to California for grad school, even if that was a mistake: I had internet friends out there and wanted to try and have real connections.

  34. OH should have a fair bit of cheap land, Alex. Having bought some and toured a lot of parcels I declined, let me know if I can help.

    Hint 1: take a shovel

  35. What am I digging for? Do they really have a problem with that many hastily buried corpses?

  36. I’m going to have to disagree. Lapeer has a lot of land to walkabout, hunt, and commune. Lots of drug addicts up here. Drug use in small, rural towns is pretty bad. I think it’s a rot from the inside. Feeling “trapped” because you failed in school or you lack the imagination to seek a different way of life. Kids start taking drugs (mostly pot) and it kills their drive. Then it leads to other things. “Life sucks, I’m a dishwasher at the Blindfish – I think I’ll smoke pot instead of seeking something else”. Rinse, repeat, and escalate.

  37. I learned yesterday that Dia de los Muertos is actually Dias; the full trituum of Halloween, All Saints, and All Souls.

    ———

    Did not know that either. Our Mass was nice too, I learned we are all working toward Sainthood. I would say, some more than others.

    The priest mentioned some woman from New York (last name Day) who hung out drinking with the writing literati, had an abortion then found Jesus, converted to Catholicism and gave her life over to the poor and homeless. She’s up for sainthood—-huh. When called a Saint, she said, “don’t diminish me so quickly.”

  38. Wut car I
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    Said. Same here in rural nys

  39. I heard a Catholic Priest talk about the Mexican Day of the Dead and really, Catholics certainly have similar ideas but I like how he said bringing death and the death out of fear and make our loved ones closer and whatnot.

  40. If you can, Alex, you want to dig a hole, maybe even with a post-hole digger, about 3′ deep or as deep as you can get away with. Watch for water to seep in. If none does, there’s a good chance you can build there safely and add septic should the need arise. If you get “turbidity” at that depth, you likely can’t get away with a standard septic system. This is essentially what a “perc test” does, which could cost you ~$300 to perform after you’ve had an offer accepted. Do it near where you’d think of building.

    If you can’t dig yourself, make any offer on the land conditional on passing that test, gives you an out if you need it.

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  42. I’m going to have to disagree. Lapeer has a lot of land to walkabout, hunt, and commune. Lots of drug addicts up here. Drug use in small, rural towns is pretty bad. I think it’s a rot from the inside. Feeling “trapped” because you failed in school or you lack the imagination to seek a different way of life. Kids start taking drugs (mostly pot) and it kills their drive. Then it leads to other things. “Life sucks, I’m a dishwasher at the Blindfish – I think I’ll smoke pot instead of seeking something else”. Rinse, repeat, and escalate.

    The “ancestral environment” for humans was tribal community with meaningful work, not just rivers and trees and so forth. This reinforces my point rather than disputing it. The Rust Belt/Meth Belt is full of people who’s sense of community is wrecked and whose chance at meaningful work has been stolen for decades by shitty politics.

  43. People still have tribal community, especially in small town. Extended families. And there is meaningful work – you just need to not numb yourself to life while you’re a teenager to explore it. Family breakdowns don’t help. I can’t understand how a parent can basically cut their child loose as a teenager and expect them to navigate the waters – especially if they’re troubled.

    Work is work and certainly not all of it is meaningful. Perhaps you work to feed your family. To save to get ahead. Etc. But to work for drug money … and then wonder why some people have shit and you don’t?

  44. There should be a match.com for friendships.

    Middle-aged woman (SHUT UP PEPE) seeks friendship with normal (zero to minimal drama) female. Who enjoys water sports, bike riding, the beach, reading, is close to her children, drinks but doesn’t have a problem, is not a cougar and who dresses appropriately for her age. Looking to have lots of laughs, great talks about life in general, fitness, books, how much we love our husbands and family, and politics. If you’re not conservative I don’t get you so don’t bother to respond.

  45. Drugs are a huge problem in NM. Contractors can’t field crews because either they can’t pass a drug test, or if they do, they don’t show up after the first paycheck.

    WalMart built a store in TorC (Truth or Consequences) and the opening was delayed for 6 months because nobody could pass the drug test. They finally had to bring in staff from outside.

  46. Mare is looking for a basic bitch.

  47. Why is NM as opposed to other places so bad, Pepe?

  48. The Rust Belt/Meth Belt is full of people who’s sense of community is wrecked and whose chance at meaningful work has been stolen for decades by shitty politics.

    The quant working on Wall Street has more in common with an investment banker in London than he does with a farmer outside of Albany. This is a huge problem for our country.

    One of the reasons I’m not a libertarian is that the lassez-faire crowd have a tendency to view humans as widgets just as much as the socialists. All labor is the same. Hence, you can just change jobs, or pack up and move a thousand miles away, etc.

  49. Mare, my wife has used the bumble friend-finding app with some limited success because we have no one over here other than family.

  50. No, it’s been determined I’m not a basic bitch, just regular. I don’t own uggs, I don’t drink fluffy drinks from Starbucks, I don’t go to brunch, I don’t go to Vegas and leave whatever happens there.

    Oh, I’m starting to see my problem.

  51. We have the same issue here. Shit, we had a cook OD on the line. That was fun.

    It’s circular. They wonder why they can’t get ahead, get depressed, do drugs, wake up the next day and do it all over again.

    People have to learn that if you always deal with “bad things” by anesthetizing yourself, you’re simply not going to grow.

  52. One of the reasons I’m not a libertarian is that the lassez-faire crowd have a tendency to view humans as widgets just as much as the socialists. All labor is the same. Hence, you can just change jobs, or pack up and move a thousand miles away, etc.

    Both ideologies are utopian fantasies.

  53. Another big problem is that the signals “society” sends out are a complete mismatch with what our internal sense tells us. People who in any other age would have been valued members of the community are made out to be complete failures instead. Virtue and vice is inverted.

    When the world is a madhouse, it’s only to be expected some will go insane.

  54. Mare, maybe you should try being a bad bitch?
    NSFW

  55. That’s horrific, Carin. Do you own all her albums?

  56. Its cause they took the pride and honor out of being “the working man.” Substituted it with “you need to be “educated” to be valid”…

    There was a time when being a carpenter or a bricklayer or a factory worker was something to be proud of. It was perfectly acceptable to be small home, family, nothing ostentatious, reasonably getting by kinda life. Message is much different nowadays….nowadays if you do that a large segment of society openly looks down upon such a thing.

  57. I dressed up as her for Halloween. Duh.

  58. Leon, I learned that this week when I assembled this post. The so called triduum (which, BTW, would be an awesome death metal band name) of All Saints’ Eve (Halloween), All Saints’ Day (All Hallows’) and All Souls’ Day.

  59. I dressed up as her for Halloween. Duh.

    Pics or it didn’t happen.


  60. Work is work and certainly not all of it is meaningful. Perhaps you work to feed your family. To save to get ahead. Etc. But to work for drug money … and then wonder why some people have shit and you don’t?

    We’ve encouraged poor impulse control and hedonism. Half of the population is below average intelligence, and it seems to me like they are often the ones who suffer the worst, because they fall into the traps of living off of credit cards, drug use, promiscuity, and criminal behavior. They were the ones who relied most on social institutions and a steady economy where your paycheck comes every two weeks.

  61. *disappointed Bad Bitch video did not include outrageous twerking*

  62. “they” is the education industrial complex. THEY took out the pride and honor. They put all the pride and push of high school (and prior) toward GOING TO COLLEGE.

    While some kids still plan optimistically for a future that is OTHER, many can’t help but feel like they’re some sort of failure. As the lockers are decorated with college plans, and awards are passed – their future is … just … passed over. They have no future. It’s no wonder they feel like crap.

  63. As is stated in the video, “show me you could handle this.”

    I can’t.

  64. We let a small band of misfits take command of education and media and try to reforge the world in their image.

    The results, catastrophic.

    Certain people are outsiders for a reason.

  65. Regarding the friendship thing… one thing that amazes me is how often I see young women who are married or dating who are out at dances on their own. They boyfriends or husbands stay at home playing video games.

  66. Some nerds needed a bit more bullying. Like Marx and Engels.

  67. These seem like a bad idea if you actually want to, you know, get maximum ROI

    https://tinyurl.com/yakda4nb

    Virtue signalling

  68. I also think it is damaging to young adults psyche that as college has grown to include those who 1) shouldn’t be going to college for 2) careers that certainly don’t “need” a degree — the “limbo” 18/19/20/21 year olds are in.

    Their friends are in high school, round 2. They become stunted. As if they’re just waiting for their friends (or even former friends) to grow up and become adults as a cue of some sort.

    Why be an adult, when your former BFF is going to some totally awesome frat party and then were SO HUNG OVER they skipped all their classes. Mommy is going to be PISSED if she finds out.

  69. About 2/3 of all people in college shouldn’t be there. If you don’t major in a science or something that doesn’t allow you to participate without a degree you shouldn’t be there. Political science isn’t a science. Any “Studies” major is bullshit. Those “studies” majors are there for stupid, asshole, children to go to college and say they have a degree. They can’t get into the other fields because they did poorly or average in high school.

    Trade school is your friend. Good friend.

  70. Carin and I are simpatico.

  71. I’m a basic bad bitch, mare. But we’d probably get along if we lived near each other.

  72. College also contributes to the destruction of the family and rootlessness in young people. It rips them away from Mom and Dad just as they should be getting established as adults in the world. For all of history until, what, 40 years ago, when you “moved out” it was to a new house with a husband or wife, close enough to see either set of parents-soon-to-be-grandparents every day if you liked.

  73. Ok, I’m looking at rental cars. $225 for a week rental. But it doesn’t have my XM radio, and I’ll be driving on voting day.

    That could be a deal breaker.

  74. This post is all appropriation.

    I’m gonna report this blog to the first fat, blue haired, sassy woman I see.

  75. Trade school is risky, however, because you have a political class that doesn’t care. Sure you might find good work as a welder, but you might also graduate to discover that the manufacturing industry has been gutted by a “free-trade” deal that lets a third-world country produce everything and subsidize their exports to the US. Or, you can spend years working in construction, get to the point that you want to start your own framing business, and find that you’re competing against illegal Mexican and Guatemalan workers who earn less than minimum wage, don’t care about safety, and don’t pay for insurance or any other requirements. Also, many of those jobs are difficult to do once you’re in your 50s and 60s.

    From a risk standpoint, even if the trades paid better, once you factor in the probability distribution, your expected wages were still better in a white collar career. Hence, why people pushed their kids to go to college.

  76. College also contributes to the destruction of the family and rootlessness in young people. It rips them away from Mom and Dad just as they should be getting established as adults in the world. For all of history until, what, 40 years ago, when you “moved out” it was to a new house with a husband or wife, close enough to see either set of parents-soon-to-be-grandparents every day if you liked.

    Young men would move out of their house in their early teens, but it was an apprenticeship, where they’d live with their master. So they’d move from one family to another. Additionally, they were around adults and were slowly integrated into that world, instead of nowadays where they basically live amongst their peers with no adult influences.

  77. I’d think certain trades are safer than others, like plumbing and home electricians, or anything to do with septic systems, but Alex’s point has a lot of merit.

  78. What is risky, is following a path that doesn’t align with your skill set.

    A kid I know, who was on the path to be a #1 dope smoker big zero, somehow got a job as a “tree climber”. He climbs trees to cut them down, but for some reason he’s so freakin good at it, he’s made a bit of a name for himself. He’s buckling down and saving money- doing well. Smart money would have him save to start his own business, and then by the time he can’t climb those trees anymore, he’s signing the paychecks for his employees.

  79. OH, you can add xm radio.

  80. But if I rent, I have to drive the whole way.

    Pass.

  81. Looks like the Lesbaru is making it’s first major road trip.

  82. Lauraw, this is another well-known keto gal. She just went on tour for her cookbook:
    https://alldayidreamaboutfood.com

  83. Most people don’t have a skill set that’s so narrow it only leads to one career. The problem is that they still have to decide which career path to follow, and that carries the risks I mentioned above. I’m glad the young man you mentioned found a career that he is good at and will hopefully lead to success. But for every young man like that, how many find themselves out of work with a skill set that is no longer valuable? And running your own business isn’t for everyone. It requires a heck of a lot of discipline, knowledge, and an ability to think ahead that a lot of people simply don’t have. And even then, you can do everything right and still go under due to bad luck. So, you have to be prepared for that as well.

    The whole point of getting the college degree was that it was supposed to show that you had the intelligence and work ethic that would allow you to succeed in a lot of white-collar jobs that didn’t necessarily require a specific skill-set (such as plumbing), and which were relatively safe from the turmoil of economic fluctuations. A lot of that is BS, but it’s also true that the trades don’t fare much better.

  84. Next week we celebrate the other day of the dead … when all the dead people in certain districts vote for Democrat candidates.

    I was going to say that Jimbro brings the funny, but since they really do that kind of voodoo, it’s not. He bring ze truf.

  85. hahaha!

    “What’s the difference between liberal Jews and Donald Trump?

    Trump has Jewish grandchildren.”

  86. The whole point of getting the college degree was that it was supposed to show that you had the intelligence and work ethic that would allow you to succeed in a lot of white-collar jobs

    Full stop. Just this. Nothing more. So, in the “olden” days if you were at least hard working, but maybe not baby Einstein smart you could muddle through college and be “employed for life” (hopefully) by someone. those days are looong gone. Now you graduate in 6 years, hopefully, with crushing debt and find that no one is interested in your average major/average grades/average college.

    This hasn’t been true for … 30 years.

  87. It may not be true anymore, but it’s what my generation was told, even through the early aughts, and it’s the thinking that influenced a lot of political decisions since the 90s.

  88. Oh certainly. And it is the prevailing wisdom in schools. I guess someone said to Erin over the summer (one of my relatives) “WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO IF YOU DON’T GO TO COLLEGE?”

    Well, Gee. Thanks for that. As if she wasn’t feeling insecure enough.

  89. Car in, her proper response should be, “Smoke meth and get pregnant.” Preferably said with a smile.

  90. I learned yesterday that Dia de los Muertos is actually Dias; the full trituum of Halloween, All Saints, and All Souls.

    The priest mentioned some woman from New York (last name Day) who hung out drinking with the writing literati, had an abortion then found Jesus, converted to Catholicism and gave her life over to the poor and homeless. She’s up for sainthood—-huh. When called a Saint, she said, “don’t diminish me so quickly.”

    If you can, Alex, you want to dig a hole, maybe even with a post-hole digger, about 3′ deep or as deep as you can get away with. Watch for water to seep in. If none does, there’s a good chance you can build there safely and add septic should the need arise. If you get “turbidity” at that depth, you likely can’t get away with a standard septic system. This is essentially what a “perc test” does, which could cost you ~$300 to perform after you’ve had an offer accepted. Do it near where you’d think of building.

    If you can’t dig yourself, make any offer on the land conditional on passing that test, gives you an out if you need it.

    My cat’s breath smells like cat food!

  91. Sean’s derp about Satan’s taco was perfect for Halloween.

    ChrisP, why do you move horse chestnuts?

  92. Huh.
    Overnight, it went from the 40s to now 70° – feels like a pleasant summer day.
    And I just switched over to long johns, hoodies and white Russians for fall/winter…

  93. If you’re drinking white russians shouldn’t you be in a bathrobe?

  94. Or are you actually wearing pale Slavic skin suits?

  95. Well, I’m not peeing on the rug.

  96. Caucasian Collusion!

  97. leon grew hair?

    If you are a millenial watch this

  98. I have a wig for interviews, as well as a very light affected accent.

  99. Don’t forget the impact that Griggs V. Duke Power Co. had in boosting college enrollment.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Griggs_v._Duke_Power_Co.

  100. No, that can’t be me. I’d never blame “the corporations” for Millennials being awful to manage, which he does later in the video.

    The adaption gap is on the employee, not the employer.

  101. Don’t hire Millennials. Skip them and hire Gen Z.

  102. Meh, millennials have their issues, but I also think that those issues are overemphasized by boomers and gen xers. I see just as many people from older generations who are lazy, incompetent, etc. The difference is that they take long lunches and spend hours chit-chatting during slow times rather than futzing around on their phones.

  103. Darnit, I had hoped the laziness and incompetence was limited to the government and government contractor sectors.

    Thanks for destroying that.

  104. IMHO, poor employee performance is a function of leadership, not age cohort. A lot of boomers and gen x managers are too passive, too quick to take on the work themselves, unwilling to build relationships with their subordinates, and don’t know how to train a new employee or oversee their professional development.

  105. Having watched men in their 50s fired the moment they’d finished making apprentices into journeymen, I’d say the reticence is justified.

  106. Naturally. And the young journeymen also watched it happen and knew then that they could expect no loyalty from their employer.

  107. Well, November is here. This year I determined to stay ahead of the whole xmas gift thing. I just ordered my Son the “Outlaw Trackers II” sling bag from 3vgear.com to act as his EDC bag. Pretty nifty lil bag that fits into a goldilocks zone in size, accouterments, style. and most importantly, price. He can even upgrade to a ballistic insert. (I just rock my old class three vest in my ruck) if he wants. So I got the bag and I havent decided what to put together for him regarding the contents. Gotta determine the “just enough to get you started” stuff, vs. “thats really cool” stuff. After all every man is unique when it comes to EDC.

  108. My EDC:

    – One forty-five caliber automatic
    – Two boxes of ammunition
    – Four days’ concentrated emergency rations
    – One drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine,
    vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills
    – One miniature combination Russian phrase book and Bible
    – One hundred dollars in rubles
    – One hundred dollars in gold
    – Nine packs of chewing gum
    – One issue of prophylactics
    – Three lipsticks
    – Three pair of nylon stockings.

  109. – duct tape, some twine, three paperclips, 8 safety pins and a back of marshmallows.

  110. Im going to build him a IFAK then Im thinking….
    4 of the foot long zip ties
    4 6′ zip ties
    A survival straw
    Bush Knife / Small Machete
    Poncho
    Multi Tool……

  111. I thought EDC was Every Day Carry

  112. Maybe EDC doesnt fit correctly, this will be a get home / Car bag. We’re rural. Maybe a dont leave home without it bag….why you gotta be bustin my balls JAY!

    /

  113. Ditto, Jay.
    My EDC consists os a cuatro, my wallet/moneyclip, a not to be mentioned personal defense handgun, keys and. a minpin that will eat your throat out if you get too close.

  114. Bug out bag?

  115. This is how effing stupid Mitt Romney is…do not doubt his stupidity.

    https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

  116. If you think TT has big pockets, look at Colex’s list!

  117. I need a maintenance/repair manual for a backhoe. There are a jillion online companies selling .pdfs Some look pretty sketchy. Anybody have experience with any of these outfits?

  118. I liked. My fat finger hit the downward thumb. I ❤️ Thorsday

  119. Mi Thoro es tu Thoro or something like that

  120. We voted today. Cervantes for lunch. Really good NM food. Red chile is very hot. Local news was about a deputy shooting in Burque. Armed robbers fleeing police. Hit a vehicle in ABQ. Driver shot by deputy. 2 passengers fled. One attempted a car jacking. Caught. Other runner caught. I guarantee they’ve been released by judges. Took us 10 minutes to vote. We always vote no on judge retention. I always vote no on bonds and amendments.

  121. In HI, everything is all Aloha and Aloha e komo mai. I have a tile that says Mi casa no es su casa. I bet a negative Hawaiian tile would sell. 💰💰💰

  122. I went to the grocery store to buy some lemons and garlic to bake in a chicken and as I passed the front of the store in their small seasonal area I noticed all the Christmas candy is out with only 2 lonely half price bags of Halloween M&M’s in a little space beside them. All the fruitcake stuff is out too. The other stores I actually go to, Sam’s and Home Depot have had the Christmas stuff out for weeks now.

  123. Oh, November is domestic violence awareness month. Hiring translators and sending cadets door to door explaining sanctuary city to people. My racist dog whistle interpreted that to mean Albuquerque mayor and city council think illegals are wife beaters.

  124. Jimbro, we have almost completely sold through all of our Christmas decorations and toys. Truck driver shortage in US. Front loading all holiday product. Instead of replenishment, we’re getting pallets upfront.

  125. Diesel prices are soaring.

    Glad I am off of that stuff.

  126. I didn’t watch Coco originally, because I wasn’t interested. Watched it on Netflix. Cried. Loved it. Anglo friends are setting up nichos and celebrating Dias de Los Muertos, because of the movie.

  127. Reg gas on Kauai was $4.07-4.09. First visit since 2010. First time since 1998 that locals were driving big ass trucks. Nothing but trucks. Tourists were all renting Jeeps. We had a Kia.

  128. Mare, NM has been a beacon for Commies and Hippies for years. They enable the sanctuary city wing of the Catholic Church. It is gorgeous here and we have optimum weather. It is the people that ruin NM.

  129. 15, 20 years ago I bought a diesel f250. One reason was because diesel was so much cheaper than gas. (I had a choice – diesel or 4wd & chose diesel. Price, natch)
    Slowly over the yeaes as diesels caught on, the price rose and then exceeded gas. A scam considering that it’s the bottom of the barrel scraping.

    Meh. I got 300k miles out of the old girl (yes, her name was “your mom”)

  130. Diesel prices skyrocketed when ultra low sulphur became law, 2007 I think.

    The price hike during the Trump era is due to demand.

  131. I gave up on diesel because I didn’t want to learn about diesel exhaust fluid.

  132. Yes. My Sprinter was a 2007, the year I got it was the year diesel fuel became more expensive than premium.

  133. NIMBYs make it next to impossible for diesel in Albuquerque. Lots of demand for truck drivers. Not enough of them. Our Club doesn’t have diesel due to local law. Farmington Club has diesel. I get tired of explaining local law to tourists.

  134. Coco made me realize how Mexican my upbringing really was.

  135. re: EDC

    – a rash that your mom spread at a ho down in ’91
    .
    that basic bitch

  136. Guys, go to Kauai. They have chickens. Lots of chickens. We saw untrained chickens going after chickens in power. Cockfights without the armor. Almost as if causation blah blah blah.

  137. https://tinyurl.com/y87r2dzg

  138. Anglo friends are setting up nichos and celebrating Dias de Los Muertos, because of the movie.they have an excuse to dress up and party

    Fixed.

  139. I’m sure some of you can use this

    https://tinyurl.com/y7lgq8xd

  140. Mare, the woman you mentioned is Dorothy Day.

    I don’t remember any of the homily from this morning, but Mr. RFH was with me and there was no singing, so that should have made him happy. I ran some errands, worked late to make up for it, and came home to yesterday’s dirty dishes and no dinner at 7:00. Mama is on strike.

  141. CoAl, they are setting up family altars. Family pics, candles, santos. Going all in on family worship. Revisit my false idols speech I gave my Grammo.

  142. Romacita, weekday Mass is about the In N Out Catholic. Little meat in homily.

  143. Love the Wade Bowen song.

  144. St Michaels in Kona and Immaculate Conception on Kauai. Catholic priests in HI are hard core. I still need to go to Molokai. My Aunt Dee said Mass on Molokai is amazing.

  145. Osita, no, the priest rambled on quite a while, I just zoned out.

  146. The sky was a weird purple-gray color when I left work. It motivated me to find the weather report on the radio and make sure it wasn’t a tornado front, though those are usually green.

  147. Tornado green is real. Zoning out during homily is also real.

  148. I will give props to the priest – he said Eucharistic Prayer #1 with all the saints’ names in it. That, I paid attention to. (Mr. RFH’s patron saint is St. Lawrence, and he’s in the litany.)

  149. Lots of demand for truck drivers. Not enough of them.

    My brother was made the branch manager of a large food distributor in Albuquerque in the early nineties. His constant complaint was that they couldn’t keep warehouse help nor truck drivers at $11 an hour. The company also had branches all over Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, at that time and $11 kept them knee deep in applicants. He blamed NM welfare bennies and I’ve no doubt he was right.

    PS. Albuquerque branch still loses money to this day.

  150. Comment by roamingfirehydrant on November 1, 2018 9:52 pm
    Love the Wade Bowen song.

    Happy to share it. He’s a good artist in my humble and yet unimpeachable opinion.

  151. so very PG of you!

  152. Pendejo, which of Bowen’s albums do you like the most?

  153. Diego exorcised riotous poltergeists.

  154. Roamy, I’m a fairly recent fan of his and haven’t listened to a lot of his earlier stuff yet. I like the heck out of his latest album, Solid Ground, which includes the song I posted earlier.


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