Thursday Emergency Poat

Remember, saying that God created the universe is a sign that you are stupid, but believing that the universe is a giant hologram is SCIENCE!

Where have you gone, General Jack Ripper? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you, woo-woo-woo.

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Andrew Yang and the New American Tories

Meh, I don’t necessarily buy the whole thing, but I do think Yang and Gabbard represent the sane(r) wing of their party, who realize that sneering at the blue-collar voters and embracing every leftwing whackjob idea isn’t going to win elections. In 2024 they might be dangerous.

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This strikes me as a bad idea. AIDS is still a death sentence, even if delayed by drugs.

The hero we need.

This is fine.

UPDATE: More metal for Car in.

Have a good Thursday. Your week is almost done.

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126 Comments

  1. WAKEY WAKEY

  2. Blargh.

  3. saying that God created the universe is a sign that you are stupid

    This is what is rubbing me wrong about astronaut Scott Kelly’s biography. You can tell the eyeroll whenever he talks about other astronauts’ faith.

    On the other hand, he did include this picture (or a similar one) of the Soyuz being blessed, and I really liked the capture of the arc of holy water.

    I finally got to the part I wanted to read about. Two of the Russians were on a spacewalk when one presumably didn’t lock down his tether (I don’t think it was a tether failure) and floated away from the ISS. He got lucky, hit an antenna and was able to grab an handrail, or else he would have been space debris.

  4. Well, I didn’t mean for that to embed, but I’m leaving it.

  5. It’s a nice picture.

  6. This one is pretty good, too. Splat.

  7. Still wrong. The universe is one-dimensional, not two. The appearance of two dimensions just comes from treating certain bytes in the String of All Things as curves in space-time when the interpreter head is running over them.

    God is still the guy who knotted all the bytes in the String together, including the parts of you that make it feel like a vibrant, 3D experience.

  8. Also this new mushroom “coffee” that I bought at the hippie store is amazeballs.

  9. Mushroom coffee seems wrong.

  10. Still wrong. The universe is one-dimensional, not two. The appearance of two dimensions just comes from treating certain bytes in the String of All Things as curves in space-time when the interpreter head is running over them.

    God is still the guy who knotted all the bytes in the String together, including the parts of you that make it feel like a vibrant, 3D experience.

    I smell a Nobel Prize!

  11. I’m kidding, it was meant to follow on to my prior acid-trip comment about dimensionality.

    Standard-issue arabica and some cream are all I’ve got in the mug today.

  12. Some hipster enviroweenie douchebag is going to try to invent mushroom coffee now.

    And it will probably have twenty million times the estrogen of regular coffee.

  13. I was supposed to go for a run last night. Then I told myself I’d get up early this morning and go instead.

    Maybe I’ll go for a run when I get home.

  14. Don’t fuck with coffee. Nuff said.

    And by the way, mushroom coffee is actually just mushroom water. It’s not coffee. We don’t say, gee, this indian leaf coffee is delicious.

    We call it tea.

    Oh wow, can’t wait to get home and have a nice glass of red fermented grape coffee.

    YUCK

  15. Hot dog water

  16. Thanks Alex. Got a busy morning and my puter was misbehaving last night

  17. I think it has the Corona virus

  18. That one is actually mushroom coffee, they added dried, powdered mushrooms to arabica.

    The product also contains compounds known to cause cancer by the State of California, but so does basically everything.

  19. Plywood causes cancer in California.

    Who would ever want to live there?

  20. https://issuesinsights.com/2020/01/23/google-is-posing-a-serious-threat-to-innovation/

    The case revolves around a years-old incident that occurred between Oracle — the owner of Java, a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995 — and Google. Instead of purchasing a licensing agreement from Oracle to use the Java software, Google chose to copy a substantial portion of the program’s code to use within its own mobile phone software, Android. Then, as Google is wont to do, the company made the operating system open source, allowing phone carriers and app developers to utilize the operating system without cost.

    The only problem: that intellectual property wasn’t theirs to give away. Oracle stated as much when it sued Google for copyright infringement. But, in its January 2020 brief to the Supreme Court, Google disagreed. It argued that its replication of the code constituted “fair use,” an argument that had been previously rejected by both the Trump administration and the lower courts. But Google wasn’t deterred. Instead, it has continued to argue that its “reuse” of the Java code, and the subsequent creation of Android, benefitted the greater good—and that, in effect, justifies the code’s replication.

    Insert joke about how any use of Java cannot by definition be good…

  21. Google needs to die screaming.

    Also, it could be worse, you could be at risk from the Corona beer virus.

  22. Java was my primary language for years, back when they let me develop software. Oracle’s decision to keep it closed seemed wrong at the time, but seeing the mess python has turned into, I’m not so sure anymore. Google’s argument here is garbage, though, and a judge should hit them for every penny they’ve made from Android devices.

  23. Morning Bishes. Thankfully Im off today as it has decided to winter precipitate in various forms which makes driving ….challenging.

    MJ, Saw a comment from yesterdays poat where I got the impression there was speculation as to the legality of a ported pistol (specifically your G17c). I’ve never heard of a ruling of this nature and am curious as to whether I misinterpreted your comment or if you had seen something supporting the change from legal to illegal? Im also wondering why you went with a ported configuration vs. standard?

  24. So, by that reasoning, us M$ devs should be able to use windows and the dot Net framework IDE (read: Visual Studio) for free, cuz it’s for the greater good.

    Lefties are stupid.

    Andrew Yang wants to pay everyone $1000 a month. He’s disqualified.

  25. Andrew Yang is disqualified from being President, not from being stupid.

    Should have been it’s own comment, but I saw above that he could be dangerous. Only because Bernie currently is.

  26. Oh sure, TRoy thinks he knows better than David Hogg about what an assault weapon is.

  27. It’s all fun and games until someone uses their logic against them to force Google to release their algorithms and code into the open source domain. Which, I suspect, would expose a lot of the truth about how Google operates (hint: I suspect <b.a ton more human intervention is involved than anyone admits.)

  28. Massage at 12:!5. Hopefully she can loosen up my shoulder. That would be my ‘happy ending”.

  29. So … Stella chewed up one of my (more favored) sports bras. ARG. I don’t want to drop $$$ for another, but a woman cannot live on two good sports bras.

  30. No kidding. My wife has to use two at the same time just to run.

  31. One for each?

  32. Possibly, I don’t ask particulars.

  33. Athletic corset? (Do they even make them anymore?)

  34. Shefit. Tell her to try those. They are amazing. nothing goes no where.

  35. Shefit. Tell her to try those. They are amazing. nothing goes no where.

    My ruined one wasn’t one of those, but I’ve been replacing mine with shefit and another brand.

  36. Ah…so Hogg thinks comped slides equals assault weapons? Well that makes sense….

  37. Just wrap those puppies down with a Ace wrap. Problem solved.

  38. For the record…..IM KIDDING

  39. MJ, Saw a comment from yesterdays poat where I got the impression there was speculation as to the legality of a ported pistol (specifically your G17c). I’ve never heard of a ruling of this nature and am curious as to whether I misinterpreted your comment or if you had seen something supporting the change from legal to illegal? Im also wondering why you went with a ported configuration vs. standard?
    ———————–
    The bill in VA mentioned pistols that can accept for than 10 rounds and had some language around compensators but that seem to be related to rifles.

    This shit worries me. I like the ability to defend my family.

    I went with a compensated model because it improves accuracy. Not much kick and I was thinking about GND using it. She has her own gun now but it seemed like a good idea at the time.

  40. He meant bubble wrap.

  41. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/d37b4c70-3bbd-11ea-9bc3-b4804128329e

    Britain’s economy will grow faster than those of other major European countries this year as chief executives regard it as an increasingly attractive place to invest, two studies have found.

    Amid growing optimism over Britain’s economic outlook, the International Monetary Fund said that it would outperform the eurozone this year and next.

    Assuming there is an orderly Brexit at the end of the month, and a gradual transition to a new relationship with the bloc, growth would accelerate from 1.3 per cent last year to 1.4 per cent this year and 1.5 per cetn in 2021, it said.

  42. Hilarious, Colex. And they kept predicting Brexit will tank their economy. And Trump’s trade deals will kill us all! We’ll see, I guess, lol!

    How can these Big Brains be wrong all the time and still think of themselves as ‘elites,’ I wonder?

  43. Sigh. Brain can’t put words together right for speaking any more it seems. I don’t know whether it’s my crippling lack of self-confidence or I’ve actually lost as much mental horsepower as I’ve been fearing I have over the years. Not sure there’s a difference, ultimately.

  44. Huh, I wouldn’t have thought that Car in would have many worries in the sports bra department.

  45. How can these Big Brains be wrong all the time and still think of themselves as ‘elites,’ I wonder?
    ————————
    Did you see Joe Scarborough saying that Republicans are going to be shocked in Nov because they live in a Fox News bubble and don’t know anything about what’s really happening? He then went on to discuss a bunch of polls showing Trump trailing the entire Dem field except Warren.

    They are incapable of learning. It makes you wonder how he got away with killing that girl in his office.

  46. Sigh. Brain can’t put words together right for speaking any more it seems. I don’t know whether it’s my crippling lack of self-confidence or I’ve actually lost as much mental horsepower as I’ve been fearing I have over the years. Not sure there’s a difference, ultimately.

    I have similar issues sometimes. I blame having no social life. Interacting with other people is a learned skill, and it needs to be practiced or else you lose it.

  47. Y’know it occurs to me…enviro-nuts are the ultimate Dream Hoarders.

  48. Paula likes this brand

    https://bornprimitive.com/

    Pretty sure her sports bras are from there and she’s happy with them

  49. Not to be confused with Hotspur’s nuts, which killed your mom’s dreams.

  50. Did you see Joe Scarborough saying that Republicans are going to be shocked in Nov because they live in a Fox News bubble and don’t know anything about what’s really happening?
    ——-
    Saw a clip of that on The Five yesterday and rolled my eyes

  51. I concur, Alex. I got significantly better at social interaction after LARPing for a few years and then later doing a lot of church interactions. Then I moved here and lost my circle of drinking/work buddies and my church family, and I know it’s hurting my ability to speak extemporaneously or even just chat with people. I’m just less inclined in general.

  52. If you need to port your barrel to improve accuracy for self protection, you suck.

  53. Then I moved here and lost my circle of drinking/work buddies and my church family, and I know it’s hurting my ability to speak extemporaneously or even just chat with people. I’m just less inclined in general.

    Same here. I have the tango group, but it’s mostly old folks or a small circle of younger folks who are all very left-wing and kinda airheaded.

    Actually, the biggest problem is that it’s difficult to talk to women, since increasingly I have nothing in common with any of them, and I suck at making small talk.

  54. Think with your dick

  55. Heh, there’s no way that won’t go wrong.

  56. Actually, the biggest problem is that it’s difficult to talk to women, since increasingly I have nothing in common with any of them, and I suck at making small talk.

    I’m not sure how I’d meet women if I were single at this point. Church maybe, but I think I’d start looking for classes in things like spinning/weaving/knitting. Or just give up my soul and go to crossfit.

  57. I want to sign up for art classes, but I’ve got to pay down some debt first. I may try out some of the salsa classes around here, or head up to Cleveland.

  58. MJ, ixnay on the ocolatechay enispay

    https://tinyurl.com/rg57977

  59. Where do you find fresh tomatoes at this time of year?

  60. Chocolate Penis was Barry White’s least successful album.

  61. There are classes on how to make salsa?

  62. I just get mine out of a jar from the chip aisle.

  63. I miss Mare. MJ, what did you do to make her leave?

    We put up with this shit from you when Cyn left. We’re not doing it again.

  64. What are democrats and the media going to do in a few days when impeachment is dead?

    The heartbreak and then hangover is going to be pretty funny to watch.

  65. I miss Mare. MJ, what did you do to make her leave?
    We put up with this shit from you when Cyn left. We’re not doing it again.
    ——————————–
    We’re on the H6. We didn’t invite you.

  66. :(

  67. “I went with a compensated model because it improves accuracy. Not much kick and I was thinking about GND using it. She has her own gun now but it seemed like a good idea at the time.”

    It certainly wasn’t a bad idea. The fit and confidence in a system is a huge factor in the application of self defense. Everything has a pro and con when making choices. The con of ports is enclosed space (like a automobile) and obscuring your front sight in low light levels (staying with your front sight for follow through) but those are minor (in my mind) if the user feels confident about their ability stay with the target.

    Im preparing to change from open sights to optic for my handgun as my eyesight is degrading and my ability to stay with my front site is degrading with it. Cons with the application are if the optic fails Im hindered in a big way.

    Spur, saw your better halfs group. Very Nice. Is she a lefty by any chance? A possible minor correction to bring her to bulls eye is to adjust the amount of finger she is using on the trigger. Thats if you even want to because that group was way good enough the be effective. In defensive shooting super tight groups are less effective than looser groups. The idea is to create multiple wound channels instead of hitting the same wound channel repeatedly.

  68. How can these Big Brains be wrong all the time and still think of themselves as ‘elites,’ I wonder?

    It’s not about right or wrong. It’s all about dirty rotten thieving grifters trying to sound smart to manipulate the dirty masses.

  69. Btw, didn’t CA already decriminalize infecting anyone with HIV?

    Why yes, yes they did. 2017.

    –The California State Assembly passed Bill SB-239 last week, decriminalizing HIV-positive status and reducing the penalty for intentionally exposing a person to HIV from felony to misdemeanor. Openly LGBTQ California state legislators helped push forward the bill — which will make easier the lives of many Californians living with HIV.–

  70. which will make easier the lives of many Californians living with HIV

    And dramatically expand their numbers, thus increasing the client counts for programs that employ people who fix broken windows.

  71. Troy, I haven’t wanted to try correcting her grip, trigger pull, etc. because she is just so consistent, and her accuracy is pretty damned good for self-defense.

    I just got a green Crimson Trace for my LCP II which is my EDC, for the same reason you mention. The cataract in my right eye causes me difficulty with sight picture and target focus. I’m going to my ophthalmologist Tuesday and demanding surgery. I’m sick of it.

    Insurance usually won’t pay if eyesight can be corrected to 2020 with lenses, but there’s no way graduated lenses will correct the fact that target is so out of focus. So I’m going to convince her to lie to the insurance company, which I think she will do. I’m 70 FFS, I want to enjoy good eyesight before I’m too old to do anything.

  72. front sight in low light levels
    ——————
    Mine glow in the dark, like hotspur’s dick sauce.

  73. Holy cow, you’e 70?

    I really like you even though you’re basically my dad’s age.

  74. “I haven’t wanted to try correcting her grip, trigger pull, etc. because she is just so consistent, and her accuracy is pretty damned good for self-defense.”

    Based on the pic I agree. If she shows sign of boredom once she’s gained confidence in proficiency the next most helpful step will be to introduce to “strings” (double tapping, etc.) to keep if “fun.”

    The eye thing….if I was eligible for surgery I’d move heaven and earth to regain my prior vision. Hope your provider is cooperative.

  75. I really like you even though you’re basically my dad’s age.

    I like you too, squirt.

  76. How old is FIL, MJ? He’s our personal hero around here.

  77. Hi pistol whippers!

  78. oh look, mare worked her way out of her restraints!

  79. I don’t know what you guys think of the takeover of local radio by corporate sponsors (iHeartRadio and such) but the last 2 weeks had a horrible/great occurance here in DSM.

    Sports radio is important, and in Iowa, we don’t have pro teams. We aren’t covered by local media. But there are 2 major universities, and minor league sports that are followed by Iowans. We had a great radio station, KXNO, that was #1 in it’s market (25-34, where your bills get paid). Local sports shows, morning drive program, and afternoon talk. It all had an Iowa flavor, and wasnt from Chicago, New York or Los Angeles. People related to it.

    Last Tuesday, iHeart fired those people, part of a nationwide purge for the bankrupt corporation. Morning and afternoon shows were gone, and an afternoon show that had local TV talent wasn’t cancelled, but their producer was. People were not happy. The show that wasn’t cancelled decided not to have their show, out of solidarity with the fired hosts, but mostly probably because of the loss of their producer.

    Social media went nuts here. This story covers what happened in that regard, but the great occurance was because of that social media outrage: all those hosts were hired back, shows reinstated, and they now simulcast on an FM station too, so their reach is even more. I love these shows, and the $20 dollars I found while coming up with this story will be spent on “refreshments” at dart league tonight.

    https://barrettsportsmedia.com/2020/01/23/how-des-moines-stepped-up-for-kxno/

  80. It’s almost two in the afternoon and she’s not wine-drunk and incapable of standing straight? It’s a miracle!

  81. How is wine-drunk different from other-drunk? Mare messaged me.

  82. https://slate.com/human-interest/2020/01/inside-minnesotas-grove-united-methodist-church-accused-of-trying-to-kick-out-elderly-members.html

    An interesting follow-up to this story. It still doesn’t make the Church leadership look good, IMHO.

  83. How is wine-drunk different from other-drunk? Mare messaged me.

    Wine drunk is when you’re too classy for beer or hard liquor, but too old for overpriced cocktails. Or you’re upper white middle-class and dropping the kids off at school.

  84. In Mare’s case, she’s upper white middle class and desperately waiting for news of a grandchild. Hence, she gets wine-drunk by 2 everyday.

  85. How old is FIL, MJ? He’s our personal hero around here.
    ———————————-
    Mid to late 60s. He can eat a moon sized bag of dicks.

    He wants to visit again so I have to come up with a work trip. I haven’t traveled in months.

  86. You should visit Michigan.

  87. I feel like I’m living in a dream world. Half of the shit I read is WE’VE GOT TRUMP NOW!

    I feel bad for them.

  88. 2020 is going to break a lot of the ones who weren’t broken in 2016. It’s going to be delicious.

  89. born primative makes super cute bras for women w/o big chests. No offense, Paula. I’m a c+ at least one week out of the month, and those cute ones just don’t do the trick.

    Plus, I HATE struggling to pull a sweaty stretchy bra over my head after a run.

    https://shefit.com/

  90. Crossfit is a great place to meet people. One of us.

  91. I’ve heard… stories… about crossfit.

  92. This one time … at crossfit …

  93. Mrs Caruthers hasn’t been a C since she was 13, I think.

  94. Oh Jeebus, the guy in the cubicle behind me is a loud obnoxious progressive.

    I just passed him in the hall arguing with some attorney about Trump’s judges. He was upset that a lot of Trump’s judges were not ABA approved.

  95. Cs marry Bs, Ds marry As.

  96. Ok, don’t ask but … somehow I found this.

    “Vulvoplasty / Zero Depth Vaginoplasty

    Vulvoplasty involves removing the penis, scrotum and testicles, creating the labia and clitoris, and re-positioning the urethral opening. It does not include the creation of the vaginal canal. Vulvoplasty is a good procedure for those who are not interested in receiving penetrative vaginal sex, have concerns about age, recovery and/or higher risk factors, and are not able to commit to the post-operative dilation required with Vaginoplasty. Unlike Vaginoplasty, pre-operative hair removal is not required.
    Genital Nullification / Nullo

    Genital nullification, Nullo, or Eunuch procedures involve removing all external genitalia to create a smooth transition from the abdomen to the groin. In some cases, this involves shortening the urethra. For patients born with a uterus, a hysterectomy is required prior to any genital nullification procedure. Your specific goals can be discussed with one of our surgeons to develop a plan that works for you.

  97. I’m just saying, I’m a C and I can’t wear those pretty bras .

  98. Wait… exactly what surgery did Pay have?!!!

  99. Let me explain, there is too much, let me sum up.

    Trump’s Favorite Meme Maker Comes Up With Brilliant Summary of the Impeachment Insanity

  100. Pretty sure there’s a D involved with my lovely wife’s combination. I’m also sure she’d be livid about me mentioning it here.

  101. Comment by Car in on January 23, 2020 3:11 pm
    This one time … at crossfit …

    Giving a whole new meaning to “double unders”.

  102. LOL. I was following some stuff about legislation being introduced, and somehow I ended up learning that abomination. It is for “non-binary” people.

    The crazy really doesn’t have a limit, does it? Every time we think we’ve reached some sort of end point, someone pushes it to 11.

  103. Thanks for posting Alex.

    I went to a pre-bid walkthrough today, it was led by the Jr. Engineer that put the (awful) drawing package together. After the customer contradicted him for the third time, he got flustered and basically shut down. We walked around and he just basically let the customer talk and didn’t answer any bid questions, just said “it’s in the drawings and specifications”. This project did not start well. Young guy, nice enough, but he had no idea how to take control and lead.

  104. The crazy really doesn’t have a limit, does it? Every time we think we’ve reached some sort of end point, someone pushes it to 11.

    There’s no end point because the point is to push it to 11. It’s about will to power, and making people accommodate whatever you demand as a sign of your power over them.

  105. Giving a whole new meaning to “double unders”.

    A flute AND a piccolo?

  106. I hold any physician that partakes in that procedure on a non-emergent basis with the utmost contempt and disrespect. They should be banned from practicing in the US.

  107. https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a30349105/i-mowed-down-a-lady/

  108. I have a feeling this 3 day Dem-fest of Trump bashing is going to be their high point of the impeachment process. The media will downplay every defense argument but the tide will turn.

  109. Now Trump is trolling Schiff

    I don’t think that’s a good idea.

  110. I wouldn’t have gotten this a week ago.

    https://babylonbee.com/news/chip-joanna-gaines-hired-to-install-shiplap-on-border-wall

  111. I don’t think that’s a good idea.
    —–
    Confident? Crazy? Both?

  112. I saw that too Roamy.

    Hmm, maybe the Bee is a lurker here …

  113. Frank Fleming of IMAO writes for the Bee, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he lurks at AoS. Here? Dunno.

  114. Babylon Bee has done a couple of pieces mocking the Gaines and shiplap.

  115. Jimbro. Your industry getting any heads up on this coronavirus crap? Seems to be spreading pretty freaking quickly. Seeing reports that the Chinese have quarantined at least one entire city and possibly three. Now seeing reports of cases in 3 locations in the US.

  116. I followed IMAO up until Fleming went all twitter and never trump. I was there before he was married waaay back in he day

  117. This guy is not allowed on the RFH Proving Grounds, and the guy next to him should have stopped the clowning around.

  118. I remember when SandraK was just a commentator.

  119. https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/airborne/coronavirus.shtml

    Just this announcement on the virus. I’m sure there will be more. Right now we’re in the thick of flu season and they’re screening visitors and excluding children (kid visitors) from some areas so I think it will help. At any other time the media would be hyping the shit out of this but to do s now would only detract from their Orange Man Bad impeachment coverage.

  120. I remember when NiceDeb was a commenter.

  121. I have been having a blast watching Mastiff agility videos.

    Car in should get Moose into this

    https://tinyurl.com/ou4zs4q

  122. Daily exercise remains pivotal.


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