Miscellaneous Memorial Monday

Leon is busy so I figured I’d throw up something to make up for forgetting to come up with a poat last Monday. Links will be light, because WordPress is a fucking disaster and keeps crashing on me every two minutes. Obviously, this will be a solemn affair, in light of the passing of Car in due to her disastrous decision to run the Ragnar. The initial autopsy suggests that she overdosed on Tool‘s latest album somewhere around mile 28. In lieu of flowers, her family is asking for donations to the Foundation to Force Feed Taylor Swift a Fucking Sandwich.

First, some traditional MMM fare. It’s always good to start a workout with some bodyweight exercises as a warm-up.

Next, we get to the heavy lifting portion of our workout. Deadlift Day is the Christmas that comes every week.

Let’s add some Romanian deadlifts to really hit those glutes and hamstrings.

We’ll finish off our workout with a little bit of cardio. How about some heavy bag work?

Good work, everyone. Time to hit the beach for a relaxing swim.

The Dems have announced that they are pursuing an “impeachment inquiry,” which is to say, Nancy Pelosi is desperately trying to figure out a way to keep the hard left nutjobs appeased without pissing off the rest of the country, or dragging many of the current Dem candidates, who are Senators, away from the campaign trail to sit in a trial. I’m sure this will all turn out well.

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  1. butt

  2. Mornin’ all. Got my whining out of the way last thread, won’t hear more of it here.

  3. wakey wakey.

  4. I’ve decided that it’s all so dumb.

    The only person I’m going to listen to is Tucker Carlson.

    Everything else is Twitter chatter, which is as useful as a dick at an Indigo Girls concert.

  5. On the last thread I linked a 2 minute video of Bloomberg being interviewed about climate change with a woman from PBS. It is absolutely stunning. It’s only 2 minutes but it is eyeopening.

    Also, I saw a video of Greta on a panel. She was asked a rather long question, waited about 15-20 seconds to respond and when she did it was, “could you repeat the first question.”

    Unscripted this poor girl is rather an idiot (or symptomatic). What an acting job (and a poor one) that girl had at the UN.

  6. Comment by MJ on September 30, 2019 7:42 am
    I’ve decided that it’s all so dumb.

    ———–

    Agree. I’m offended that as an Ameican citizen I have to participate in this absolutely crazy, charade. The last 3 years are an embarrassment. The con isn’t a con because it’s too stupid. Any rational human could poke holes in all of this (for 3 years) and it would only take a minute or two.

    The left is nuts and I mean certifiable.

    Look at Schiff. Would you let him babysit your children? He even looks insane.

  7. There are people who take him and his cohorts seriously. That’s what makes me concerned.

  8. Thanks Alex.

    I got sick yesterday, bad enough miss mass. Migraine-level headache, terrible chills, then awful sweating. I was in bed for like 16 hours and only got up to pee. Didn’t eat because I was sure I couldn’t keep it down. I think it was caffeine withdrawal. Or the flu.

  9. Mare’s link

    it is stunning. Bloomberg saying that China is listening to it’s constituents.

  10. But MJ, Tucker is a white supremacist.

    I’ve been watching his show. While he definitely gives it up to the GOP, he still has his libertarian streak. Like the unfairness of capital gains taxes. He really wants to up the tax rate on investments.

  11. I read the Rich Dad, Poor Dad book on taxes recently. The author was earnest in offering advice to minimize your overall tax burden and avoid losing a family business to inheritance taxes and so forth, but my big takeaway was “holy shit this whole system is nothing but carrots and sticks, the end result of which is to excessively punish the middle-class wage earner who doesn’t actively work to structure their finances accordingly”.

  12. The tax system, as structured, punishes labor and favors investment. The justification being that investment creates jobs and grows the economy, while simultaneously being somewhat of a gamble. From a certain perspective, we’re effectively subsidizing the risk of investment by taxing it less than labor, but the argument about economic growth isn’t necessarily wrong.

  13. We got an inheritance from mom’s sister, who had no kids. If you want to boil your blood, you should see what they had to pay to make sure their family farm went to my brother without him having to sell the farm to pay the taxes. If we had been their kids, they could have given it to us. But, they had no kids, so the government gets to take a huge bite out of it.

    We are talking close almost 7 digits of tax here. And they aren’t close to the “really rich” portion of society.

  14. The book covers that. You have to plan ahead, but the way to do it is through an LLC that owns a limited partnership. The farm is an asset of the partnership, and the heirs are limited partners. Limited partners become senior partners when the senior partners leave the partnership (i.e. die), then they gain control of the assets that belong to the partnership. They can then transfer ownership of the assets and dissolve the partnership.

  15. But yeah, an inheritance tax punishes asset-rich and cash-poor things like family farms to the utmost. It’s a fucking travesty that it’s still on the books.

  16. And all that time you have to pay a lawyer to administer the partnership.

  17. Two Sunday nights in a row with shit sleep. Odd pattern emerging there.

  18. The justification being that investment creates jobs and grows the economy, while simultaneously being somewhat of a gamble. From a certain perspective, we’re effectively subsidizing the risk of investment by taxing it less than labor, but the argument about economic growth isn’t necessarily wrong.

    I’m not an Austrian, but even I would say that you risk a huge amount of malinvestment that way. Eventually you run out of good investments and either start pumping money into bad ones, or driving up the price of good investments which doesn’t benefit the economy overall.

  19. Otherwise known as “why the stock market climbs no matter what happens on the ground”. See: Quantitative Easing.

    It’s also kinda what happened (and is happening again) in the housing market.

  20. We have an llc. The bookkeeper that does our taxes set it up for us. Not really that expensive. Although the State of CT made it painful by instituting an annual Entity Tax, so that’s been real fun.

  21. Greta on a panel

    Mare’s reference to Greta appearance on a panel.

  22. You also are not guaranteed in the slightest where any potential economic growth occurs. Investing in a sweatshop in Vietnam or an appliance factory in China is just as favored as building a lightbulb factory in Indiana. Or you could be investing in hedge funds and shorts, so your low tax rate is for you investing in economic decline, or merely in derivative investments, so no real value is even being created by your gamble.

  23. And all that time you have to pay a lawyer to administer the partnership.

    You might consult with an attorney to draw up articles, but no more than you’d need to for normal estate planning.

  24. I like #5.

  25. Thanks for doing that work, Jay!

  26. I am very, anti-property tax. We’ve had this discussion before but you NEVER actually own your property. Which is a shit proposition.

  27. MI only has it on real estate and cars, which is still too much, but better than some places.

  28. We’ve all heard that dickless wonder Beto, the insane Bernie, the pandering Indian, the desperate slut…imagine if they won the election and had the House and Senate. Do any of you smart people think they wouldn’t go full garbage and tax the shit out of property, income, capital gains, cars, gas, home heating, plane travel, everything?

    Yes, yes, I know they already do but imagine how the levels would jump.

  29. I don’t own a boat beyond my canoe, though, it’s possible we have a “registration” for boats and I’m unaware.

  30. Yes. Boats are registered in MI just like cars.
    So, yes. they are taxed.

  31. It bothers me to no end how blatant with their lies and dirty tricks the demrats have been. They are who they are. What really chaps my ass is an entire media propaganda complex working in tandem with the felonious shitweasels. It pushes my OCD buttons of fairness/integrity/honesty beyond it’s limits. It’s the one huge trigger for me since I was a little boy. (not saying I’m a paragon of virtue…I know I’m not perfect). It’s not healthy. Still trying to calm down.

    Here, enjoy some puppies getting their first baff with me….

  32. Beasn, how goes the wedding preparations?

  33. I took my MIL some of our dinner, last night (bluegill/bass and slaw) and chatted a few minutes with her.
    “I don’t like this football but I’m waiting for 60 Minutes to come on. Oprah’s girlfriend is going to interview Hillary. I want to see what she says.”
    Yeah, you’re braver than me. If I stay and listen with you, I’ll probably break your t.v.. See ya.

  34. Beansnsnsnssn and Mare are simpatico.

  35. OFFS
    “Jon Bon Jovi Declares Cory Booker ‘The Right Leader’ to Take on Trump”

  36. CoAlex, it is the calm before the storm. Will meet with the venue with the final numbers, next week. Our side of the family has all rsvp’d. Other than his parents, aunt, and sister, none on his side of the family has. Some friends have, some have not. The rsvp by date was yesterday. So now we have to track all them fuckers down.

    This past weekend was supposed to be the final fitting for her gown and I’m afraid – though not mentioning it to daughter – they won’t get the bodice right. There are ripples where it should be smooth and it’s obvious. It looks shoddy. Final fitting is now the week before the wedding. Meh.

  37. Yes. Boats are registered in MI just like cars.
    So, yes. they are taxed.

    Same here, as well as the trailers and motors. Year after year after f*cking year. DON’T GET ME STARTED.

    Husband just sold an old boat from the 70s. He got $400 at an auction for it. I’m betting all the taxes paid on it since it was first purchased/taxed could have bought another.

  38. as useful as a dick at an Indigo Girls concert.

    Giggled at this. Btw, what is up with all of the stereotype lesbians in Oregon. Butch haircuts, birth control glasses, flannel shirts, fat, driving Subarus. Lots of ’em.

  39. Happy birthday to AnitaP!

  40. Happy Birthday to AnitaP!

  41. There are people who take him and his cohorts seriously. That’s what makes me concerned.

    The shitweasels in my family. “If I can’t have it, then you shouldn’t either.” Doesn’t matter they don’t get off their asses to work for anything. Punishing the successful gives them giddy pleasure. Greed and envy is all it boils down to. That and the refusal to plan ahead, live below their means, and laziness.

  42. Hey, Happy Birthday, Anita!! And many more!

  43. For Sean, they had “Friends of Bill” meeting announcements on the park bulletin boards.

  44. But, they had no kids, so the government gets to take a huge bite out of it.

    My in-laws put their sons on most of their accounts as beneficiaries. Beneficiaries trump will. We scrambled to do the same when Pops died. Problem is…property. It used to be when you purchased your house or property, you could add whoever you wanted on the title. Now, you have to find an attorney to do it. Funny how everything now has to go through lawyer$$. (we asked about it when we purchased the rental). But if it prevents the thieves in government from getting their grubby hands on it….grrrr…then it’s half-assed worth it.

  45. Michigan doesn’t have property tax on cars unless you’re referring to licenses.

  46. If so, then you need to include boats, scooters, snow mobiles, hunting, fishing, trapping, RVs, trailers, and god knows what else.

  47. Hillary commenting on the Trump fake impeachment is enough to make me slam xbrad’s balls in a car door.

  48. That is a tax to use the property, Hotspur.

    You don’t get the tabs, you get pulled over in and some states you get a suspended license and/or a huge fine.

    You must pay it or you are outside the law. That’s a tax. Exactly like Obamacare.

  49. Annual registration fees for vehicles are a de facto property tax, Hotspur.

  50. Hunting and fishing licenses I’m more sanguine about, since managing wildlife populations is something with which we’ve entrusted the state government, and you don’t have to hunt or fish. The fees are low and mostly there to ensure that the state can accurately count the potential harvesters of natural resources.

  51. lefties are trying to use our memes now

  52. That is one of the stupidest memes, Jay. Good grief.

  53. I do listen to adult science experts.

    The ones who note that CO2 in the atmosphere lags warming trends by hundreds of years, and that we’ve had much warmer and colder periods just within human history. The ones who chart Milankovitch cycles, and count sunspots. The ones who find comparable levels of warming on Mars.

  54. “Science Experts” is a sly way of hiding that most of the “experts” are commenting on crap so far outside their field as to be a joke.

  55. Hunting and fishing licenses I’m more sanguine about, since managing wildlife populations is something with which we’ve entrusted the state government,

    ——

    Agree.

  56. Watch out Mare!

    https://tinyurl.com/y6l4hdhn

    Neat

    https://tinyurl.com/y5jg9y2h

  57. Most “science experts” are the equivalent of a zoologist endorsing phlogiston theory. And about as useful.

  58. That is neat.

  59. Pffft, Cavil doesn’t know that phlogiston is real.

  60. Phlogiston is absurd. Almost as absurd as the idea of aether, an undetectable substance that permeates the universe, behaves in ways completely different from normal matter, and has a massive impact on the motion of the stars and planets. Thankfully science experts have debunked that theory. Instead, they tell us that the universe is full of dark matter, an undetectable substance that permeates the universe, behaves in ways completely different from normal matter, and has a massive impact on the motion of the stars and planets.

  61. I didn’t know John Kerry’s stepson was involved in the same “investments” as Hunter Biden.

  62. The greatest thing politics and Hollywood have in common is Nepotism. The 2nd greatest thing they have in common is being infiltrated by the communists. Turns out Joe McCarthy was right all along.

    SAT CONG

  63. Honestly, I will laugh my ass off if resolving “dark matter” winds up redeeming at least parts of the luminiferous aether theory. It seems like the crackpot ideas always come back as respected science, usually with a lot of uncomfortable throat-clearing and hand-waving involved.

  64. The coastal “elites” are ridiculously inbred, figuratively and literally. It’s enough to make me start apologizing to the ranting conspiracy loons I used to laugh at.

    Except for you with the “anti-gravity/women’s hemlines” thing. You know who you are, and so do we…

  65. They will never admit that it’s just æther re-branded.

    FWIW, I don’t think the Michelson-Morley experiment proves anywhere near as much as purported.

  66. You just wait until I get this overunity engine to power my new tractor.

  67. I didn’t know John Kerry’s stepson was involved in the same “investments” as Hunter Biden

    ——–

    OFFS These people are sickening. F those horsed faced (not in a good way) ass licking, pole smoking, group of grifters.

  68. All matter consists of strings vibrating on the backs of very tiny turtles.

  69. Turns out Joe McCarthy was right all along.

    ———

    This is true. Hollywood is a sewer.

  70. All matter consists of strings vibrating on the backs of very tiny turtles.

    This is an accurate summation of String Theory.

  71. This is that C8nt Kamala Harris:
    As president, I will pass the LIFT and raise incomes for middle-class families by up to $500/mo.

  72. BroCav, check your email, please.

  73. Not just Joe McCarthy. Reagan battled them when he was in CA.

  74. Seen and responded. Not crisis level yet.

  75. I heard a blurb of something from the local radio guy (a ‘moderate’) who comes on after Rush. He was talking about Trump slamming Schiff and others….pointing out how he went through Schiff’s lies and whatnot yesterday on his show. Before playing the clip again, he said, “He (Trump) brings it on himself.” WTF? That sounds like a shrugging off of the blatant lies and criminal acts intel and the rest of D.C. have perpetrated on Trump because Orange Man icky style. Well, you know, he wouldn’t be getting raped if he quit wearing those skirts.

  76. Exactly, Beasnsnsnsnsn

    Those assholes are use to the R’s bending over and taking another any time the D’s wanted to dish it out.

  77. Nice post Lex, thanks for stepping up.

  78. OMG, I just discovered Burrata Cheese – where has this been all of my life?

  79. Wonder Dog’s eyeball is clearing up, the lens is clear again and just the white is still red. Pretty sure she self injured while shaking the floppy frisbee around.

  80. Glad to hear her condition is improving, Pupster.

  81. Regarding yesterday’s conversation. I’m mostly where TTroy is. While I don’t think an actual ‘civil war’ civil war will happen. There is a type of civil war happening. It caused a split in my family because ‘what is wrong with her for thinking racist wrongthoughts’. I’ve got brothers buying what Sanders is selling. The assist given BLM matter by our gov. and the WH in Ferguson was a tiny eyeopener for some of my family. My brother was okay with it because cops suck.

    Ask the CO baker, Baronelle, Covington kid, or Kavanaugh or any number of people seen as a speedbump to lefty utopia, how it’s worked out for them. The process, complete with bike locks upside the head if need be, is the punishment and a warning to others.

    The powers that be have shifted far left. You will be made to care….and shut your mouth.

    We’ve always known how utterly corrupt congress is, but it’s quite the slap in the face seeing how rotten and deep it goes, especially ‘intel’. Makes me who they work for and why any of this blatant bullshit is allowed to continue unchallenged. Trump is the only one hitting back and in return ‘moderates’ say he brought it all on himself.

  82. who = wonder who

  83. Re: Bloomberg

    Doesn’t he have a lot of business interests in China? He will say what the Chicoms want to hear.

  84. Wonder Dog’s eyeball is clearing up, the lens is clear again and just the white is still red. Pretty sure she self injured while shaking the floppy frisbee around.
    ——–
    I meant to say last night that the Vet may have been giving you a worst case scenario to prep you if it came to pass. Glad she’s on the mend. Silly dogs…

  85. Glad your pup is feeling better!

  86. Yay, Wonderdog!

  87. Phew!! *high five Pupster*

  88. BEASN! Is the Earth shaking where you are??

  89. Wait, is there an earthquake on and nobody invited me?!? How rude!

  90. maybe Nessie identifies as Joe Biden?

  91. To believe the NYT or not?

    Eat Less Red Meat, Scientists Said. Now Some Believe That Was Bad Advice.

  92. Work took us to Vermont today., so we did a hike in the Green Mountains.

    It is beautiful up there right now.

  93. VT is my favorite foliage state. So many sugar maples. We have a lot of conifers among the deciduous trees so not quite as spectacular. Trees are just starting around here, like 10-20% changing. Camp is a little further along.

  94. Besides sugar maples the hackmatack is another favorite foliage tree. It looks like every other pine tree until it turns bright yellow and the needles drop. They grow in MA but I never noticed them until I moved to Maine.

    http://www.treesofnorthamerica.net/show/tree/Hackmatack/80

  95. Our house about 35 feet above sea level.

    We can drive to 3000 feet in an hour or two.
    Lungs don’t work but it sure is pretty.

  96. We call those trees Larch around here, Jimbro. Sometimes Tamarack. I never heard of ‘hackmatack’ before, but I knew what it was from your description. We don’t have too many at this elevation but they’re more numerous in the higher drier parts of CT.

  97. Our house is at 7,000 feet above sea level, can go up to 10,750 in under an hour. :)

  98. So, my immediate boss has almost fully transitioned. Manager called a co-worker into the office for “Deadnaming” “Him”. Pervert manager opened the door this AM. Called my boss by his new name, but said he “Felt sorry for her because of all the hours she’s working.” Oso: WOW, get the name right, but screw the pooch on the pronoun. Pervert manager is a Furry that identifies as a dog. He said “Bite me!” Retail is weird.

  99. I’ve worked retail. Retail is not that weird around here.

  100. You are screwed when the aliens attack.

  101. New Mexico is weird. W’s, how far west on I70 did you guys go on your CO vacation?

  102. I think the problem maybe that the aliens have already attacked Scott…..Oso’s world seems awfully bizarre. But then again I’ve been hiding in small town america for a few years now….

  103. TeeRoy, statistically, I shouldn’t know as many Transgenders/Furries/Freaks that I do.

  104. Oso is a magnet for teh crayzee.

  105. In the 80s, I had an off the chart HIV friendship ratio, as well. Retail and a roommate getting a BFA. (Bachelor of Fine Arts)

  106. CoAl, that’s just Familia 🤪

  107. Pretty sure if anyone I know starts demanding I use a different pronoun for them,I’m going to prolly avoid the issue all together.

  108. People have been calling me by a variety of descriptive appellations all my life; I never knew I had any way to stop them from doing it or bend them to my will, legal or otherwise. Nor have I sought it.

    “Just don’t call me late for dinner,” as the saying goes.

  109. “From the description it sounds like Mifsud anticipated his assisted suicide and he recorded a deposition as leverage against his unwanted demise.”

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/09/28/attorney-general-bill-barr-visits-italy-on-official-business-remember-that-audio-tape-deposition-by-joseph-mifsud/

    Things seem to be coming unwrapped, Gorka, Pompeo, Barr in Italy…

  110. I’ve worked with multiple transgenders. My boss is the first that insists on us calling her by his new name and pronoun. Troglodytes in the Meat/Deli dept call her/him “He/She”

  111. The fat Mexican boy I buy my road beer from down at the convenience store has changed his name from Jose to Kharma, started painting its nails and wearing makeup. One of its coworkers told me that he’d be getting his dick and balls removed pretty soon. Rural fucking Texas.

  112. Worked with a cute millennial couple . Hard workers. In love. They marry. What seemed to be Irish triplets, took a tragic turn. Baby NICU. ALL THE BILE AND VITRIOL HAS BEEN VISITED UPON THEM (She requested her hubby

  113. Be available for testimony. Tick Tock

  114. I’m losing

  115. I’m craving ice cream. Dan is asleep. Double chocolate swirl in upstairs freezer. Practically begging me. Concur?

  116. Deciding easily, Ron proceeded.


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