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Open thread 10/9/23

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  • ghostsniper October 9, 2023, 8:57 AM

    Was it staged?
    Yes, your eyes are “playing tricks” on you.
    Maybe you’ve been conditioned to be easily duped.


  • ghostsniper October 9, 2023, 1:26 PM

    We carry a sensitive cargo below the waterline
    Ticking like a time bomb with a primitive design
    Behind the finer feelings this civilized veneer
    The heart of a lonely hunter guards a dangerous frontier


    We suppress and repress the living, vibrant, animal courage, and substitute the tepid, torpid, vapid, but secure robotic, mechanistic, automatic-pilot self. Risk is the price of being free, and we’d rather not pay it.

  • ghostsniper October 9, 2023, 1:43 PM

    Your retarded joke for the day.
    Name the famous ignoramus that said the following on national TV>

    “It’s very important, as you’ve heard from so many incredible leaders, for us at every moment in time, and certainly this one, to seize the moment of time in which we exist, in our present, and be able to contextualize it, understand where we exist in history and in the moment as it relates not only to the past but the future.”

    • John A. Fleming October 9, 2023, 3:09 PM

      Lord Dorwin, or

      said every politician ever.

      • Snakepit Kansas October 9, 2023, 4:59 PM

        Too easy. By the time I got done reading it I was hearing kamala’s god awful voice.

  • ghostsniper October 9, 2023, 2:24 PM

    Henry Ford remarked in 1916, ”It is well enough that the people of our nation do not understand the banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning”.

    More here:

  • Snakepit Kansas October 9, 2023, 5:00 PM

    When things get bad, and it looks like you’re not gonna make it, you gotta get mean. I mean plum mad dog mean. – Outlaw Jose Wales

  • John A. Fleming October 9, 2023, 9:46 PM

    It’s going to be interesting to see what the Israelis do. Tit for tat is the best winning strategy according to the game theorists. It’s not just the body count, it’s the audacity, shock factor and the outrage it generates. As in you didn’t see it coming, and you didn’t believe your enemy would ever go there. In this tit for tat, it’s not only the physical hurt, but must also include the psychic hurt.

    Therefore, what could the Israelis do to match and then some the Palis? The Palis and their patrones know the hammer is going to fall, but where and how hard? They could:

    a) bomb all those Pali hospitals into permanent rubble, flush the Pali military leadership into the open
    b) mine the Iranian harbors
    c) bust an Iranian dam or two
    d) ??

    Seems like this time this tit for tat has high potential for a quick escalation to existential warfare. The Palis have decided to go for broke.

  • ghostsniper October 10, 2023, 6:59 AM

    Could this in fact be a coordinated and carefully timed three-pronged attack—the first leg of which would be Russia taking out Ukraine, then Iran taking out Israel, finishing off with the coup de grace of China taking out Taiwan?


  • Snakepit Kansas October 10, 2023, 10:53 AM

    Israel isn’t going out without launching some nukes, if it comes to that. I bet money that Iran gets whacked hard shortly. The Palestinians have forced the Israelis to take the gloves off and any target is currently fair game. Proportionate response my ass, wait and see what happens in the weeks coming. Jews don’t go for that New Testament “forgiveness” thing with enemies. Eye for an eye time is now.

  • Casey Klahn October 10, 2023, 11:02 AM

    You’re a 20-something hotty from Spain or Germany or New Jersey, and you want to go to a “Peace rave”. You want to flash them, take xsctacy, freak-out to good live outdoor festival music. Now, the problem is, there’s one being held in Gaza, and one being held just across the fence in Israel.

    Geez, I wonder why anyone would choose to go to the Israel one? Drums fingers…looks at you.

    Israel told the Pales to GTF out of Gaza, and the Hamas told the citizenry not to leave. Hold my joint a minute while I cough my head off. I am literally choking on the irony here.

    Clinton wanted to be the peacekeeper who solved the MidEast Israeli-Pale conflict. he offered the Palestinians 98% of what they were demanding, and they told him: SIUYA and light it.

    A few days ago I said Russia had opened a second front by facilitating this Gaza thing. Yesterday, Putin warned the US not to interfere there. Game. Point. Tournament.

    • Snakepit Kansas October 11, 2023, 3:54 AM

      I think Hamas went too far this time. Unfortunately, civilians in Gaza will suffer the most. With over 1,100+ of its Israeli citizens murdered, there will not be much sympathy for the people in Gaza when retribution plays out. Hollywood and other pinko commies eventual calling for a cease fire will be ignored. We forget that during WWll we used to carpet bombed German and Japanese cities, with no internal hand wringing from the left, as Americans were in fear for their lives.

      BLM is in solidarity with Hamas. What a surprise.

      • Casey Klahn October 11, 2023, 11:58 AM

        The concern for populations – I mean the strategic concern for civilians in the sense that we have to separate the citizenry from the government and the military of a country – is a construct of commies since WWII. When is a country not a nation? The answer is when it’s on the front page pf the NYTimes.

        Gazans voted Hamas as their government. Egypt, the back door of Gaza, has their border locked down tighter than a goat’s asterisk in a hadji encampment. Why would they want a nation full of terrorists in their nation?

        If you raise children in Gaza, you are evil personified. Children are their human shields. Israel, nevertheless, does whatever possible to avoid outright targeting and collateral damage. My poorly written post was trying to make the point that everyone knows you go to Israel for first world culture and civility. You go to Gaza if you’re looking to make trouble.

        Not to be a total grump, I did enjoy a meme acrediting Norm MacDonald with this one: “You’d think the Jews, of all people, would want a free Palestine”. Ba dump-tissshhh.

        It’s a shit show. Today drone swarms from out of the North, with bomblets. American carrier groups with Seals and Force Delta guys ready to go in for hostage rescue, etc. I hope whoever organized Kabul airport is not on this operational team.

        bring it all home. Righty don’t care about overseas, and cares about our own borders. Good one. Because the Syrians and Iranians coming through mexico into the SW in large numbers now have a hard-on to do exactly what the Gazans just did to Israel – to us! The difference being we’re less of a soft target because we own guns and we own them in large numbers.

        • Snakepit Kansas October 12, 2023, 4:41 AM

          I always appreciate your angle on things. Thank you sir.

  • ghostsniper October 10, 2023, 1:20 PM
  • ghostsniper October 10, 2023, 2:56 PM

    Corn Bread

    Next time you make your Jiffy Corn Bread dump a cup of cream corn in it and a splash of vanilla.
    While it’s baking, put a cup of honey with a couple dashes of cinnamon in a container and warm it slightly in the nuker.

    Couple squares of that stuff on a plate along with a vat of warm spiked cider, bundled in a blanky in front of the fire, lights low, with some Glenn Miller playing lightly in the back ground. drift….

    • Trooper John Smith October 11, 2023, 5:46 AM

      Cretin. That’s not cornbread, that’s some kind of weird cake with corn in it. Cornbread is made with White Lily corn meal and buttermilk. I mean, you can put some creamed corn and rotel tomatoes along with some cheddar cheese and call it messican cornbread. But, there’s no sugar in cornbread, and it don’t come in a box. That’s simply beyond the pale.

      • Trooper John Smith October 11, 2023, 6:00 AM

        And, “squares of that stuff”? Cornbread comes from an iron skillet that is dedicated to nothing but cornbread. I find somebody frying eggs in it and they’ve got serious problems. Because cornbread is serious.

        • Snakepit Kansas October 11, 2023, 9:58 AM

          My parents both grew up in WVA. Amen to a cast iron skillet for making corn bread, AND NOTHING ELSE!!! At least once a month we had dinner made from a pot of pinto beans sometimes with a chunk of ham, corn bread from a skillet and green onions. Yes, that was serious cornbread man. Screaming hot, crispy edges and slap that thing with butter.

        • John A. Fleming October 11, 2023, 10:16 AM

          I had tried making cornbread in a skillet before. Heat the skillet first in the oven, put in some butter, pour in the batter. That’s what I read to do. The thermal shock of room-temp batter on hot cast-iron caused my cast-iron seasoning to flake off. I haven’t tried it recently. Not sure if the seasoning wasn’t right, or the skillet was too hot, or something else.

          • Trooper John Smith October 11, 2023, 1:44 PM

            Sounds like you just need to re-season. I heat my skillet on the stove, get it smoking hot, pour in a little oil, shake once or twice (the skillet, not you), and add the batter. Put in preheated oven et voila…heaven on earth. I don’t time it. I stand in front of the oven, staring lovingly through the glass, until the right color is attained.

            • ghostsniper October 11, 2023, 1:59 PM

              Sounds like you have it figured out. I was raised on cast iron and my mother cooked everything in it. Cast iron cookware earned her some serious forearms which came in mighty handy when she needed to wail some kids asses. lol

              It was about 35 year from the time I left home til the time I decided to get back involved with cast iron. 12″ dual handled Lodge cast iron fry pan, preseasoned and weighed a ton. Don’t know why but the entire interior had a “pebbly” texture too it. Read many reviews of peoples frustration with the pebble and how to get rid of it. After about 45 mins with the random orbital sander and 80 grit emery cloth I got rid of most of it. Read multiple examples of how to season it and did so. However I could find no love with that monster skillet. Everything stuck tight, was murder to use (weight), and I was terrified it would kill our expensive glass top range and again, very expensive porcelain Kohler sink.

              So now the 3 cast iron fry pans (8″, 10″, 12″) live in the bottom drawer of the range. In our next house we will have a gas range and maybe then I’ll give it another try.

              Back to the cornbread. Not a huge fan but every now and then it’s OK. From Jiffy, or from scratch with cornmeal, I’m just not much of a pikky dik when it comes to food in general. Just glad to have some to fill the hole on the front of my head occasionally.

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