It’s Not You, It’s Meme

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

189 Comments

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  5. On this day 40 years ago, a couple of wide-eyed kids said, “I do”.

    Haven’t killed each other yet!

    https://tinyurl.com/PaulandTeresa40thAnniversary

    (Hard to believe that we have been married for 2/3 of our lives)

  6. Astronaut meme was my favorite.

  7. Congrats TiFW. And in true hostage style, here’s hoping your husband gets lucky tonight.

  8. LOL! And thanks 😊

  9. Wakes wakes

  10. Death threats at work last night over masks. @@

    Guy was going to shoot up the whole place. We closed /called the cops. He called a bit later to threaten some more , so we got his phone number …

  11. Why was he upset?

  12. CARin probably had her nose out.

  13. Meme day is best day. Be best.

    Also, the pup pulling the cat in the box is perfection.

    Also, Dad’s second car crash this week is my favorite. “Kid’s bud light” is a funny thing to say. I have to figure out how to use that in a restaurant.

    Unemployed lazy people in my house is me.

    And I never tire of that meme of Leonardo DiCaprio’s expression.

  14. Death threats over masks seem normal. Not insane at all.

  15. Happy Anniversary Tif!

    A scene from MJ and GND’s anniversary dinner

    https://tinyurl.com/yybuet2p

  16. I’ve been watching some of y’all critiquing the USPS here lately….. I mailed my 1040 to the US Treasury on July 15th. The check I enclosed with it cleared my bank today. That’s a lag time of 36 days if I’m counting right.

    I’m willing to bet that it’s the IRS’ fault in this case instead of USPS. We mailed an ‘addendum’ sometime around the 15th or shortly thereafter…..to a KS office. It still hasn’t been ‘cashed’. Don’t know if it’s lost in the mail or on someone’s desk. (The initial tax info/many thousands of dollars, we sent a week or two before the deadline. That cleared in 2-3 weeks.)

  17. Daughter heard grandma moving around 1:30 am. She checked on her and granny didn’t yell at her and let her sleep the rest of the night on her sofa. Said she seemed happy to see her this morning. Until the signal on her television started wavering. Then she got agitated..said I was trying to stop her from watching the news.
    Good news is, MIL agreed to go for a ride today. Hopefully she behaves. Mr. B. is taking her to the farm to check on the soybeans.

  18. Another shit day on the Project-That-Must-Not-Be-Named. One of the guys on the project is on vacation until after Labor Day. We’re supposed to ship the hardware first week of September. Lousy timing, but okay, whatever. The problem is that his boss refuses to assign anyone to fill in on this specific task for him. Says this project demands too much (tell me something I don’t know) and that he’s not getting enough funding as it is. Co-worker that I’m mentoring tried to reason with him in a video call from work. I left the lab, did some other stuff, came back an hour later, they’re still talking, and the boss (thank God he’s not my boss, I’d transfer or quit) is still finding new ways to say no. In the time he’s spent arguing, we could have been done with this fucking thing.

    I feel bad because I should have stayed with him and cut them off after five minutes. As it was, I lied and said I needed co-worker’s help to get him to hang up, and he did that while the idiot boss was still talking because he wouldn’t shut the fuck up.

  19. Then I found $20, which I spent on voodoo dolls and hat pins.

  20. >>>https://tinyurl.com/yyc4gvrl

    I want to believe.

  21. Happy Anniversary, Teresa!

  22. Happy anniversary, Teresa and Paul!

  23. Roamy, that sucks. My daughter had something similar. School has been delayed to the 31st in her district (which is all online – tentatively for the first quarter….lots of fat unhealthy teachers). She is getting pressured to get her schedule set but she can’t do it until her principal and assorted district office sends theirs out. Everyone in district office is dragging their feet so she thought she’d get the ball rolling with scheduling a Zoom time…to suggest they get their shit together…that they can’t turn in their schedules until the home office sends out theirs..etc. So, a few people show up for Zoom and the head PITA begins her schpeel and won’t STFU or get to the point of the meeting. Daughter gets so ticked, she blacks out her screen and walks away to sit in her driveway to try and calm down. Total waste of time.

  24. And this was after district office misplaced some of daughter’s records. She has 4 years of experience and they said they only have record of two…even though she came in with two, two years ago and are making her jump through hoops to prove what they required to even hire her in the first place. Idiot inexperienced office help in a city public district.

    (I think they finally got that settled/fixed.)

  25. TFW no goth beach bunny gf…

  26. Happy anniversary to Teresa and Paul!

  27. First

  28. I think it would be cool if Roamy dropped cryptic little hints in here on the shit she’s working on.

  29. She’s working on the death ray, duh.

  30. Anyone ever ponder that we let the people who attend the schools with the lowest average SAT scores (LS&A) educate our children?

  31. Orbital tungsten phone pole dispenser.

  32. The project scientist is smart and well-known. Brilliant enough he should have a Nobel Prize in physics. He has a Wikipedia page. I like working with him. I recognize that this is a last hoorah for him before he retires, and if it hadn’t been for his name at the top, this whole shitshow would have been cancelled a long time ago.

  33. Also, his daughter got caught up in the Sad Puppies fiasco. I want to ask him about it, but there hasn’t been a good time.

  34. Anyone ever ponder that we let the people who attend the schools with the lowest average SAT scores (LS&A) educate our children?

    So what’s the solution?

  35. g’mebbin

  36. Comment by roamingfirehydrant on August 22, 2020 11:18 am
    The project scientist is smart and well-known. Brilliant enough he should have a Nobel Prize in physics. He has a Wikipedia page. I like working with him. I recognize that this is a last hoorah for him before he retires, and if it hadn’t been for his name at the top, this whole shitshow would have been cancelled a long time ago.

    Also, his daughter got caught up in the Sad Puppies fiasco. I want to ask him about it, but there hasn’t been a good time.

    *searches for clues*

  37. So what’s the solution?

    Abolish the public school system. It’s a failure. Give parents vouchers for each child. Let the parents decide who will educate them.

    The state can set standards that each school must meet.

    I attended a parochial school and I had a better education at the end of eighth grade than most kids had at the end of high school. Luckily my school was run by nuns who didn’t get paid so the tuition was affordable for my folks. But the school was basic, no art, no music, no school sports. If parents would have had vouchers from the bullshit taxes they paid my eighth grade ed probably would have been the equivalent of today’s LS&A degree.

  38. As to LS&A schools, get rid of bullshit classes like gender studies, women’s studies, etc. Or if you keep those dickaround departments, the classes should not count as credits toward your teaching certification.

    In fact I might want to try making it mandatory that you have a BS instead of a BA to teach. That way you might actually know some shit.

  39. Eliminating public schools isn’t going to happen. It’s a right-wing circle-jerk fantasy at this point. Trying to do it would get you lynched by all sides.

  40. Last but not least, abolish teachers’ unions so principals and administration can fire the losers. Establish a merit based pay system. Abolish summer vacation and make school year round with 2 week breaks at appropriate intervals. We aren’t farmers in 2020.

  41. He asked for a solution. I gave him one.

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  43. One of my neighbors was on the next door app, telling everybody that abolish the police doesn’t mean what it says right on the box. She wants most police functions replaced with mental health workers.

    1) we don’t have enough people in the world that want to work in mental health. Already. This is literally the least attractive health field out of all of them, including the ones where people routinely see babies die of cancer. They prefer that to dealing with the mentally ill.

    2) ‘mental health workers’ (you need to define this term so we know what qualifications you are talking about) work in a very controlled environment, where our clients do not have access to most of the objects you would find out in the community that can be used to do harm. I’m not talking about actual weapons, either. Literally anything that can be used to hit or rip someone. One of our greatest fears is to be confronted by a client outside of our designed environment.

    17) many calls to the police start out looking like one thing, then turn into something else. It’s wrong to send a ‘mental health worker’ (really, she doesn’t say what that is) into a situation where they are going to be met with life-threatening violence.

    6) If you train a ‘mental health worker’ to deal with these challenges, especially in the way they would need to, to say, subdue a deadly violent person with antisocial personality disorder who literally does not care one bit about human life, TADAAAA! Abracadabra, this person is a cop now.

  44. She wants most police functions replaced with mental health workers.

    Yeah, you first neighbor sweetie.

  45. I attended school at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in NYC for a year (fourth grade). It was a charity program and the folks were trying to get me outta getting my ass kicked everyday at my public school on 125th Street in Harlem. Anyway, I honestly believe they ruined me for public school. We were learning paleontology in fourth grade and I ate that shit up. Public school didn’t even touch on any of the material again til 8th grade. School was not challenging so I decided it was a waste of my time. And it actually was. When I went to get my GED, I took the test blind. Walked in no prep, halfway fucked up from the night before, and when I finished I distinctly remember thinking “I could’ve passed this in 8th grade”.

    Public school has sucked since the 70s. The progs have used the environment for every social experiment they can think of and now we reap the fruits of our lack of supervision. They exceeded their scope or operation and now I doubt very seriously if we can get them to refocus on their primary purpose.

    Sad.

    PS. The majority of our societies problems would disappear rapidly if we took the LA academics out of the equation. It is the incubator for baby communists.

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  47. Poor dog is blind!

  48. Doing away with three quarters of all administrators in education would be the bare minimum start to fixing the mess.

  49. The real problem of course is the lack of mental health treatment facilities. And the unwillingness of society to engage in involuntary commitment. There are ton of people out there that should be in “treatment” whether they want it or not.

    People who think like Laura’s neighbor have NEVER interacted with the lowest economic class on anything other than a short conversation much less experienced them in their own environment. She doesn’t understand that there is normally a lack of any rational thought period.

    The other thing she doesn’t understand is that the Police are already the “social workers” in the equation. Does she think that the police don’t provide the citizens with info on resources available? Cause they do. Police can have multiple interactions all day long that don’t result in a arrest or any kind of “tussle” what so ever. Some cops go weeks without a arrest because they are very good at diffusing conflict and they know that its most of the time best for society if they don’t arrest citizens. Laura’s friend should take a look at the local Police Academy curriculum and get a funding clue. Finally she should be reminded that the idea of formal “Police” was founded because prior to that the citizens (as a group, also known as mob) would gather a met out justice to the criminals that was more often than not brutal and life ending for the criminal. And “fair” and actual guilt were not necessarily part of the equation.

  50. Teeroy Johnson is correct about Laura W Johnson.

    The reality is that the mental health issues and lack of rational thought are often part and parcel of the problems in the schools: you have a lot of kids in bad schools who don’t want to be there, or shouldn’t be there due to lack of intelligence, or emotional/physical/mental disabilities, who create disruption and dangers in the classroom.

    Every public high school should be required to expel it’s bottom performing 5% of students each year, with the ability to expel to 10% if the school board approves, and carry those kids on their enrollment numbers through the following school year. If the parent wants their kid back in, they should have to pay a bond equal to 10% of the district’s base per pupil expenditure. Combine that with a property and income tax deductions for homeschooling or private school expenditures.

  51. The current state of schools is the reason I keep old books, including the readers I had in 1st grade (Montessori school), history books from 4th grade (library book sale), and my parents’ Time-Life science series. I need a couple of good math books other than trig and calculus.

  52. Dick and Jane Learn to Sell Weed.

  53. Orbital tungsten phone pole dispenser.

    I actually worked on that in the 80s.

    Well, we weren’t planning on using it for telephone poles.

  54. …and it was depleted uranium, not tungsten.

  55. IM NOT WORKING THIS WEEKDND!

  56. You’re right on about closed mental health facilities. I’ve worked at Westborough State Hospital moonlighting during residency and did my psych rotation at Worcester State Hospital in school. They’re both closed. Just out of curiosity I looked up the list of closed facilities in one state: MA because I know the cities and towns after growing up there.

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

    A staggering number are closed. Where are all the people who used to be housed there? Begging you for spare change in your downtown and smearing feces on the gas station bathroom walls after shooting up in it. I’m sure it was wasteful but when has MA given a crap about saving taxpayer dollars and how much are they throwing at the “homeless problem”? The advent of new psychiatric medicines was supposed to cure insanity but it has hardly made the difference they were looking for. And the institutional abuses were real but I don’t think they’d be replicated in today’s world. They’d exist, no way to eliminate them, but it would be hard to replicate the lack of accountability that existed in the past.

    The shtruggle is real

  57. IM NOT WORKING THIS WEEKDND!

    **jealous**

  58. New psychiatric meds assumes you can get the patients to take them. We had a janitor who was bipolar. She’d feel fine, quit taking her meds, end up in the psych ward for a couple of weeks, then be back to work.

  59. TFW no goth beach bunny gf…

    You and Leon probably ought to take next Friday off.

    *saves draft*

  60. What an absolutely wonderful video TIFW. Many happy returns to you and the hubby!

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  62. What always cracks me up is when you talk about all the psychos running around loose on the streets, every liberal will say, “Yeah, we can all thank Ronald Reagan for that. he shut down the mental health facilities.” To which I always reply, “Gee, and what did Bill Clinton do for 8 years to rectify that? Or then what did Obama do in his 8 years?”

  63. We are done with Bosch and now our lives have no meaning. Anyone have a good series to watch?

    Not too much gratuitous sex.

    Not too predictable.

    Anyone?

  64. Congrats, Teresa. You guys seem wonderful together.

  65. Open “mental health facilities” or call them insane hospitals, don’t care. Pay a shit ton for workers to supervise and hose down the crazies. Keep the crazies medicated like zombies if necessary. You get caught shitting in the street you get arrested, hosed down, dried out, or rehabbed and medicated until you understand what happened.

    Start making arrests and separate families (like on the border) don’t give a shit. Clean out all their shit. This takes the dumbass legislature because there is a law that says the police cannot move a homeless person’s shit. Matter of fact reverse all the stupid laws the ACLU pressured legislatures into passing.

    If we’ve put billions into the homeless problem, and we have, we can build out in the desert- facilities to house these animals until they can prove they will take their meds, a family member will take them (ankle GPS) and/or they are functionally employed. If they will never be normal they stay in a facility like the burned-out drug-addled parasites they are.

    No first world country should allow public defecation under any circumstance.

    The idiots in LA subsidize homelessness, that’s why they have so much of it. Can’t afford CA? GTF out.

  66. Everything screwed up about CA homelessness is on the shoulders of dumbass mayors, city councils and legislatures.

  67. Happy Anniversary TiFW and Paul!

  68. I agree with a lot of what you’re saying Mare but I think you’re being a little harsh. There’s some people with mental illness that respond to treatment and live a good life (could be your neighbor), others will always need someone watching over them (institutionalized) and another bunch that are functional but criminal assholes. I’d reserve the desert camps for that last bunch.

  69. Jimbro, isn’t that exactly what I said?

    “You get caught shitting in the street you get arrested, hosed down, dried out, or rehabbed and medicated until you understand what happened.”

  70. Some people have poor sphincter control and would be unnecessarily caught up in the dragnet.

    Yeah, I read it again. That group needs the spanking you mentioned. But it’s not a viable solution for all mental illness. I’m guilty of being somewhat compassionate to the mentally ill because a lot of them are in a position that they did not create on their own. We’ve failed them but the protocols for “helping them” are a self licking ice cream cone that always ends up with them back on the street dropping their pants and shitting on the sidewalk outside a restaurant.

  71. this all goes back to Reagan banning mental health in 89

  72. Sorry to just now be getting back to the conversation. Fucking work gets in the way sometimes.

    I agree with most of Hotspur’s response except that almost none of it addresses his original question. Which was, why do we let the folks with the lowest SAT scores teach our children? Other than abolishing teacher unions to enable administrators to remove shitty teachers, how does any of what he offered up change the caliber of person available in the teaching pool? Are the 1500 SAT and 33 ACT kids gonna start lining up for school teacher jobs if we abolish the current system and start a 100,000 new ones from scratch? Not unless there’s a hell of a lot more than $40K starting pay and $65K top end pay on the table. Are the 1500/33 kids gonna start lining up for teacher jobs because we go to all year school? I’m not seeing it. Can people with Women’s Studies degrees get teaching certificates? Not in my state. YMMV.

    In my educational experience a lot of times the 1500/33 kids don’t make very good teachers because they don’t understand why it’s not easy for everybody. Just like a lot of times great athletes fail as coaches because their experiences don’t allow them to empathize with an average athlete who can’t master a skill quickly. Most of my math professors in college were smart as hell. But they didn’t teach very well because they either didn’t understand those of us who were struggling or didn’t give a shit. I’ll take a teacher who was an average student themselves as long as I know they’ll take care of my kid and
    work with my kid to get through the tough spots. Teachers who are stupid people, and I know there are some, need to go do something else.

  73. My Tias that teach/taught are total racists. AA college degrees. Anti-American. Their kids benefitted from AA. My two doctor cousins are very smart. They scored lower than white males who didn’t get into med school. Lawyer cousins, same. They all think they earned their spots.

  74. My Tia Monica developed the Bilingual curriculum for NM. ENMU. ENMU was where teachers would get their Masters in order to get more pay. Teacher college. When NM eliminated the college level Bilingual education department, my Tia tried to get a teaching job in TX. Could not pass the entry level TX teacher exam. She taught at the collegiate level in NM for almost 30 years.

  75. Public schools aren’t about educating kids. They were mainly publicly subsidized day care so women could enter the work force. Then the lefties took over to add indoctrination.

    In my little town, one family has mom and dad teaching and coaching. They each make over $80K/year. They have 5 kids so they also get to use school vehicles to commute because they drive the kids to school. This is in a town with a median household income of $25K. School here is 4 days a week.

    K-12 school had approx. 400 students. At one point they had a elementary school principal, middle and high school principal, and a superintendent. Superintendent was making $108K/year, plus they provided a house. It’s really ridiculous.

  76. In my educational experience a lot of times the 1500/33 kids don’t make very good teachers because they don’t understand why it’s not easy for everybody. Just like a lot of times great athletes fail as coaches because their experiences don’t allow them to empathize with an average athlete who can’t master a skill quickly. Most of my math professors in college were smart as hell. But they didn’t teach very well because they either didn’t understand those of us who were struggling or didn’t give a shit. I’ll take a teacher who was an average student themselves as long as I know they’ll take care of my kid and
    work with my kid to get through the tough spots.

    This. Plus, it may be a cliche, but it’s true that teaching something is a different skill set than doing that thing.

  77. Abolish summer vacation and make school year round with 2 week breaks at appropriate intervals. We aren’t farmers in 2020.

    This is a myth. The modern school year was not created for farmers. In fact, it’s awful for agriculture. Historically, summers are when the least amount of labor is needed, ditto winters. Agricultural communities were busiest in the Spring (planting) and Fall (harvest). The modern school year is actually more an artifact of the industrial revolution, since putting kids in school kept them inside during the winter, but before air conditioning it wasn’t practical to keep them inside during the summer.

  78. Anyone?

    I liked Designated Survivor. Sometimes it was a bit too squishy, but mostly it was believable. Of course it had its share of liberal propaganda, but if it’s outta Hollyweird, it’s gonna have some.

  79. A school system with 400 kids K12 indicates a community of under 3000 people. It seems like y’all ought to be capable of a little better control of your local school board than to allow three principals for that little of a student population.

    And 80K apiece for teacher/coaches in NM? Not many in TX make that unless they’re also the athletic director.

  80. It’s New Mexico, Pendejo. School administrators can be the best paid people in a particular district. School counselors are a racket, too.

  81. My Aunt J would test students to see if they qualified for SPED money. She was making 80K in the 80’s testing kids. Cousins in Hondo were pissed when she found Marchal was just Stoopid and not Sofa King.

  82. I’m going to guess that there were state funding reasons for having three administrators. Funding formulas are often convoluted and can result in districts chasing funding.

  83. Oso, I would guess that administrators are the best paid employees in the school district in a lot of states. Midland ISD, out here in WT, is fixing to fire their sup and pay him a year’s salary that’s left on his contract to hit the road. $275K. Of course that’s a fairly large district, I think around 30K kids. They also are fighting over renaming one of their high schools. Evidently Robert E Lee ain’t in fashion anymore. If I lived there I’d campaign for naming it Louis Farakhan HS and making their mascot the TWIN TOWERS. Just to rub their face in the stupidity.

  84. You would be right.

  85. APS is ridiculous. NM is ridiculous. Teachers are the reason that MLG is Governor. She wasted our surplus from oil and gas on them.

  86. Mare, I mostly watch Star Wars and MCU. I wanted to watch Bosch, because I own all the books. Brockmire jumped the shark for me in Season 1. Dan bought me the Homicide:Life on the Streets DVD and Reno 911. I don’t know where to stream. We like Shooter, SOA, and Better Call Saul.

  87. Yeah, PG, this guy really knows how to work the angles.

    Every school district had to have a superintendent. Every high school and elementary school had to have a principal. NM regs. I think they eliminated one principal. Of course, each person had to have a secretary, etc. Total racket.

    School is smaller now. Most of the Navajo kids go to school on the res. I think there are 11 kids in the senior class this year.

  88. Pepe knows. He knows.

  89. Pepe, the Hondo Gym. Six man football. 💰💰💰

  90. When my kid was playing it was 8 man football. Sometimes football games were a 6 hour drive away. Bus getting in at 2:00AM

  91. I took money in college to take classes for people. Started out writing papers. Ended up taking classes. I was paid money for A’s and B’s. Guy paid me for most of his Masters classes. He’s been a Superintendent in Northern NM for more than 20 years. He bought me a sweater and paid me a few hundred dollars back in the day. He gets paid over 6 figures.

  92. NM sports. NM grift. I took classes for my Tia after her hubby left her. She was able to get her Masters at ENMU. Lots of money. She paid me $100 a class. 1980s

  93. When I met Dan, I was still writing papers and taking classes as a side gig. Dan “You have cheapened my degree and the degrees of every student that graduated from UNM the right way”. Dan has always been a choir boy asshoe.

  94. All of my friends when I dropped out because they wouldn’t relax my math requirements “So and so can take the class for you”. “You took their classes for them”. Meh.

  95. I kicked ass today.

    Tomorrow is clock day. CLOCK!

  96. I think it would be cool if Roamy dropped cryptic little hints in here on the shit she’s working on.

    https://tinyurl.com/yxedfm97

  97. https://tinyurl.com/y2eatued

  98. Carin is getting the full nut job. When mandatory mask BS fell, we knew that security was there for the non-maskers. Fine print.

  99. Mare, add Robert Crais to your reading list. Read Bosch.

  100. Wisdom teeth BS. No good drugs. Hoping I get Dan in bed for snuggles tonight. We are still doing a doggie cleanse. Drip by drip. Inch by inch.

  101. Internet is FIXED. Yea me. It’s only been a week.

  102. good thing you aren’t in scholol

  103. https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/science/articles/hydroxychloroquine-morality-tale

    This is quite long, and a very detailed take on the studies, the fake studies, the hit jobs, and the politics of removing a very effective treatment for early onset Covid-19.
    It’s just politics, and it’s killing people who need not die…

  104. https://tinyurl.com/y3takjeh

    Watch this!

    It’s late, I’ll post this tomorrow…

  105. good video, Chrisp. Preaching to the choir, he’s a psychiatrist, speaking about an infectious disease, and will be discredited immediately.

  106. Thanks for all of the well wishes – we had a lovely anniversary, spent with family and friends.

  107. Dumped, Erin reacted poorly.

  108. https://tinyurl.com/y24rc44r

  109. IM NOT WORKING THIS WEEKDND!

    They could have used you.

    https://tinyurl.com/y4swecly

  110. https://tinyurl.com/y4mnt2u2

  111. “Confused Lady Boner” is one those phrases that makes you wonder

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  113. https://tinyurl.com/yycy56rs

  114. https://tinyurl.com/yxhzjf83

  115. Looks like I have to get used to making coffee again.

  116. wakey wakey

  117. https://tinyurl.com/y5bl8c3k

  118. Comment by scott on August 23, 2020 8:42 am
    Looks like I have to get used to making coffee again.

    Sounds like you need to find Laura another sister-wife to replace the outgoing one.

  119. Paula often okays a sister wife when she’s feeling overwhelmed with the combination of work, house cleaning, older derelict son, needy dogs, etc but she stipulates certain conditions that the other wife must possess.

    Me pointing out that they’re conditions that a diet and a paper bag would cure isn’t well received

  120. She could probably use a workout partner too, Jimbro. So wife #2 should be into cross Fit and yoga….

  121. I’ll be sure to point out the obvious benefit to that the next time she’s ranting about it!

  122. Me pointing out that they’re conditions that a diet and a paper bag would cure isn’t well received

    A hole is a hole when the lights are off.

  123. That’s really romantic, you should make that a tagline on your online dating profile.

  124. “A hole is a hole when the lights are off.”

    #yourmomsmusings

  125. A hole is a hole when the lights are off.

    I think I’m getting more and more ok with the diminished libido that comes from being 60.

  126. That’s really romantic,

    Mrs. Pupster gets the coffee pot ready every night before she goes to bed. For me. Just saying.

  127. One of my neighbors was on the next door app, telling everybody that abolish the police doesn’t mean what it says right on the box. She wants most police functions replaced with mental health workers.

    You should respond with your above list and add TeeRoy’s comments.

  128. Husband takes his mom to the farm. She’s in the bathroom and starts yelling about the evil smell that is overtaking her.

    o_O

    Sometimes you gotta laugh. Pretty sure she would have found that funny in her normal state of mind.

  129. https://www.ft.com/content/b57e6126-4d2e-11ea-95a0-43d18ec715f5

    Imagine one of these voters, a small business-owner or accountant in Britain, not in London, earning £60,000 a year. (Much of what follows also applies to his small-town equivalents elsewhere.) He isn’t keen on positive discrimination for women or people of colour, or on high taxes. In fact, he doesn’t want anyone to get “handouts”. In a NatCen Social Research study of the Brexit referendum, “affluent Eurosceptics” were the segment of the electorate least likely to have financial troubles (marginally less so than “middle-class liberals”), and most likely to be anti-welfare.

    This man’s advance has been slow. He has never been invited into the fast lane of life: the top universities, the biggest firms, the major corporations. He feels, with some justification, that his exclusion has been unfair — based on his accent, schooling, clothes and unfamiliarity with trendy conversational topics. He realised years ago that so-called meritocracy is a fraud.

    Big-city professors, journalists and civil servants with fancy degrees — people who strongly resemble politicians such as Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren and Ed Miliband — seem to him manifestly full of shit. Dominic Cummings, Boris Johnson’s right-hand man, captured this sentiment when he evoked “Oxbridge English graduates who chat about Lacan at dinner parties with TV producers . . . ” (though Cummings is himself an Oxbridge humanities graduate).

    Good article on the populist movement in the US and Europe. A lot of it is driven not just by the blue-collar class who feel left behind, but the middle class who aren’t part of the cultural “elite”.

  130. A lot of it is, normal average people who accurately assess the corrupt a-holes who weaseled/bought/sold their souls to ‘the top’.

  131. The Top not being any smarter than themselves, in most cases, and in many cases, much dumber and quite awful.

  132. TFW no goth beach bunny gf…
    You and Leon probably ought to take next Friday off.
    *saves draft*
    ——-
    I hope you didn’t work too hard on that post, after all, a hole is a hole when the lights are off.

    I’ve been cutting vegetables for a while after going through a bunch of CSA bags and getting dinner ready. When I came back and saw your comment I was both amused and disturbed (mainly because I was laughing at it). The humor we share here doesn’t really work in most of our real lives.

  133. A hole may be a hole, but you can still feel bad skin and jelly rolls.

    Just sayin’.

  134. What if it’s a back hole?

  135. There should be no “cultural” elite. Furthermore our current crop of “elites” are all there from the advantage of wealth and nepotism, not performance or merit.

    The backlash is more from ” Who do these obviously average people think they are? Acting as if they are elite and telling us what to do and think”

    If the Prog platform were soooo good and worthy it would be self evident. But it isn’t, which is why they have lie, mischaracterize, and omit information and need a entire media industry to “sell”.

    I know the difference between rain and someone passing on my leg.

  136. heh, heh….had a buddy….”lights on , lights off”.

    He was running behind one morning so I knock on his door. Out comes this less than attractive not young at all human. Thomas comes out. I say “Thomas? No you didnt?” He responds with LO / LO and a shit eatin grin.

    Had another guy, loved overweight women, I’m talking the more obese the better. He was a short skinny black guy. Used to get the fatty mags n everything. I never saw him with a friend that wasn’t at least 300lbs.

  137. Hence the quotation marks around “elite”. They aren’t.

    The article doesn’t mention it, but I’d also point out that many of the middle class folks it discusses have strong connections to the blue-collar Trump voters that everyone focuses on. The guy with the small car dealership is brother-in-law to the out of work factory worker. And his bread and butter is probably the working class car and truck buyers. The small-town CPA grew up with a father who was a union welder, and knows that his parents scrimped and saved to help pay for his college.

  138. Ah, I certainly didn’t mean to imply that you accepted the premise of the “elite class”. If it read that way, my apologies.

  139. Long ruck today – we’re “training” (meaning, we don’t want to be sore for days) for a 23 mile ruck for veteran suicide awareness and support. 20 pounds, pushing a stroller for a few of the miles. Then back to camper redo – it IS GOING TO BE SO COOL.

  140. Sounds like a blast. Where do I sign up?

  141. Dan had two wisdom teeth removed on Thursday. Pudding, soup, and jello. Oso family theater: Dan “I really need meat”. Oso “TWSS”!

  142. LOL, Hotspur is it going to be a blast. You wanna walk with us? Or you can just donate money to the cause.

  143. Why not three?

  144. His dentist wanted to remove 4. Talked smack about my dentist. Oral surgeon said that his upper wisdoms hadn’t emerged in his 20s, unlikely to emerge. $500 a tooth

  145. Mare, I can’t recommend shows. Books? Robert Crais. Stephen Hunter. Roderick Thorp. Lisa Jackson. Nancy Bush. Sandra Brown. J A Jance.

  146. 6 raw eggs and half an orange in a blender isn’t bad if you can’t chew.

  147. Pudding, soup, and jello. Oso family theater: Dan “I really need meat”.

    Get a blender. Meat will puree.

  148. Oo, good tweet, CoAlex.

  149. Ick on the raw eggs. Get some chicken broth, beat up a few eggs, pour into simmering broth. Slides right down.

  150. I’m getting kind of tired of the non-stop ‘she’s an evil woman’ crap.

  151. I’m getting kind of tired of the non-stop ‘she’s an evil woman’ crap.

    Have you tried casting a spell on her?

  152. Mashed beef brisket was yummy

  153. egg in some ramen soup works really well, too.

  154. Chew with your front teeth and stop being such a baby!

  155. Keep yer perspective Beasn. It’ll be done soon. I know its hurtful. Keep yer perspective. She is literally not in her right mind. Keep yer perspective. This is the challenge God has given you. Keep yer perspective. Know that people that don’t pray as often as they should have said a prayer for you. Keep yer perspective.

    Peace

  156. Steven Crowder with Alex Jones in Austin

    I’ve come around on Alex Jones. Guess I’m getting more conspiratorial

  157. Jay? Is that you? How did you escape the salt mines of the evul oppressors? Did you lead a slave rebellion like Sparticus?

  158. Jay? Is that you? How did you escape the salt mines of the evul oppressors? Did you lead a slave rebellion like Sparticus?

  159. double post whutdafuq?

  160. Beasn, have fun with it. Buy some glow in the dark fangs, maybe do Goth makeup, cackle, sew up a voodoo doll……

  161. Beasn, praying for you, hubs, your MIL, and the rest of your family that your path may be an easy one and that you may find peace.

  162. Jimbro?

    https://tinyurl.com/y3b4myfo

  163. https://tinyurl.com/y5usgvoa

  164. Haha, they let us have our weekend, first time in a month.

    We can work from home until the 8th. Then everyone back in the office, masks and all.

  165. Wow, Norm MacDonald on the View in 2000. How far we’ve come.

    https://tinyurl.com/y6plpbl3

  166. https://www.aod.org/august-23-2020-letter-to-the-faithful-english

  167. Me when I leave work at 11:30PM: when I get home I’m going to read a bit, and then go straight to bed.

    Me at 1AM: walking around, eating chips, watching youtube videos

  168. chips after midnight taste so much better than during the day

  169. Police shooting in Wisconsin. Here we go again.

  170. STILL ALIVE MOTHERFUCKERS, THANKS TO THESE DELICIOUS CHIPS AND CHEESES AND THINGS

  171. Depressingly, Edna remained phlebotic.

  172. I think this area is going to dodge the hurricane bullet. Not so sure about Texas.

  173. Comment by TeeRoy Jenkins on August 23, 2020 4:28 pm
    There should be no “cultural” elite. Furthermore our current crop of “elites” are all there from the advantage of wealth and nepotism, not performance or merit.

    The backlash is more from ” Who do these obviously average people think they are? Acting as if they are elite and telling us what to do and think”

    ——-

    So true. Most are idiots.

  174. Comment by Jay in Ames on August 22, 2020 4:10 pm
    this all goes back to Reagan banning mental health in 89

    ——-

    No, it doesn’t.

    Kennedy. It started with Kennedy. 1963

  175. Good morning Mare. Glad you’re avoiding the double hurricane. Saw a take on twitface gleefully describing how it was going to hit states that supported Trump. Thankfully it was in a tweet pointing out how stupid that was

  176. Reagan did not help.

  177. Jimbro?

    https://tinyurl.com/y3b4myfo
    ———-
    The closest I came to that was way back when my hospital was not as tight ass as they are now when I brought one of my dogs in to do rounds on a Saturday. He would sniff the floor around the trash with old dressings in them like it was an old meat wrapper (which they were, sort of).

  178. Yeah, this year has been garbage. People have short memories though, we’ve had years with 3 BIG hurricanes. These 2 will (hopefully) mercifully be smallish. I think the second one, Marco, has already been downgraded to Tropical Storm.

    If I was looking for a hurricane bright side it would be discouraging NewYorkers from relocating here.

    Lots of talk about how NYC will NEVER be the same. It appears their covid scam ruined more than they bargained for. As their schemes always do.

  179. I don’t get how DeBlasio sleeps at night. He’s the fricken devil. He literally killed a city.

  180. You’re not going to believe this but I’d love to move. I just don’t know where to.

    I LOVE being near my daughter and her husband (that’s why we’re here). And I love the actual physical place where we live. The beaches are lovely. Great bike trails. Great kayaking. But the demographics of the surrounding area lowers the standard of living. I have to get on the freeway to shop other than a grocery store or Walmart. Good stores are hesitant to come into the area. Something about not being about to overcome theft costs. I liked St. Pete more when it was full of old people, now we have University of South Florida downtown and it’s made it very hip. I’m not hip.

    I’m just bitching because HI is shut down and leaving is always good for perspective and appreciation.

    SAD!

  181. Sometimes when I come back from HI, I want to head straight back.

  182. I was going to try and find some Nordic ruins for today, but apparently everyone on the internet has confused “ruins” for “runes” so many times that the search term is utterly polluted, even when an exact match is used and results for Skyrim are filtered.

    Throwback Monday coming up.

  183. I’m sure I’ll end up living my entire life in New England, maybe with a Florida move before the big dirt nap. Hawaii has an appeal for the weather but I’m sure I’d get antsy about the lack of freedom to travel.

  184. Just saw a work email about “UVC Decontamination Robots”. Not sure if they’re for the OR only or the entire hospital. They’re made by a company called Skytron. Nope, not scary at all

  185. Mare, you know deep down in your heart that you wanna get your ass back to Texas. Quit fighting it.

  186. Nordic is a work that seems funny/dirty but isn’t


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