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Open thread 11/10/23

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  • ghostsniper November 10, 2023, 8:46 AM

    [Rooster confronts the four outlaws across the field]

    Ned Pepper: What’s your intention? Do you think one on four is a dogfall?

    Rooster Cogburn: I mean to kill you in one minute, Ned. Or see you hanged in Fort Smith at Judge
    Parker’s convenience. Which’ll it be?

    Ned Pepper: I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man.

    Rooster Cogburn: What did Rooster say?

    • Trooper John Smith November 13, 2023, 12:33 PM

      Rooster Cogburn: What did Rooster say?

      “Fill your hands, you sonofabitch!”

    • Pebo November 13, 2023, 8:07 PM

      Charles Portis The Dog of the South
      My wife Norma had run of with Guy Dupree and I was waiting around for the credit card billings to come in so I could see where they had gone. I was biding my time. This was October. They had taken my car and my Texaco card and my American Express card. Dupree had also taken from the bedroom closet my good raincoat and a shotgun and perhaps some other articles. It was just like him to pick the .410 – a boys first gun. I suppose he though it wouldn’t kick much, that it would kill or at least rip up the flesh in a satisfying way without making a lot of noise or giving much of a jolt to his sloping monkey shoulder.
      When the receipts arrived they were in lumpy envelops and the sums owed were such that American Express gave way to panic and urged me to call B. Tucker in New York at once and work out terms of payment. It was my guess that this “Tucker” was only a house name, or maybe a hard woman who sat by a telephone all day with a Kool in her mouth. I got out my road maps and plotted the journey by following the sequence of dates and locations on the receipts. I love nothing better than a job like that and I had to laugh a little as the route took shape.
      What a trip. What a pair of lovebirds! Pure Dupree!…

  • ghostsniper November 10, 2023, 9:00 AM

    Cool, short read:

    The Sinking Of The Bismarck


    portside is left
    starboard is right
    standing on deck, facing the bow

  • Joe Krill November 10, 2023, 12:54 PM

    A thought provoking item to think on from the American College of Pediatricians – March 2017

    ABSTRACT: The predominance of human biological research confirms that human life begins at conception—fertilization. At fertilization, the human being emerges as a whole, genetically distinct, individuated zygotic living human organism, a member of the species Homo sapiens, needing only the proper environment in order to grow and develop. The difference between the individual in its adult stage and in its zygotic stage is one of form, not nature. This statement focuses on the scientific evidence of when an individual human life begins.

    • ghostsniper November 10, 2023, 2:40 PM

      Joe sed: “The difference between the individual in its adult stage and in its zygotic stage is one of form, not nature.”
      But of course. Yes, it is human. What else could it be if not human?
      I have always thought this.
      Other than for medical reasons, they whole abortion thing should be about criminality.
      And to think, females must ACTIVELY take the first step for avoidance to occur.
      Some people think of it as a slippery slope but it is not.
      It is a cliff.
      Once you go over the edge there is no coming back.
      It’s unfortunate that many females do not realize this, or pretend not to.

      • Snakepit Kansas November 10, 2023, 5:25 PM

        We as a nation have largely become Godless. Personal accountability is no longer in fashion. Gubmint checks are in vogue. Just print some money, what could go wrong? We have weak men and diesel dike women. There is not a man made solution to all of this, especially Gubmint inspired.

        Deny your maker. He who tries, will be wasted. – Jerry Cantrell

  • Rita O November 10, 2023, 3:09 PM

    Sadly they do not teach this on nursing school today. When I graduated from nursing school 55 years ago it was taught. Then again it was a catholic hospital nursing school.

    • Snakepit Kansas November 10, 2023, 5:29 PM

      Nice to hear from you here. Our pope is loko-loko. We can always pick up our Bibles for self study and reinforce our knowledge of right and wrong.

  • ghostsniper November 11, 2023, 3:43 AM

    Off with it’s nutz!
    I don’t particularly care for the self check out thing at the grocery store.
    Takes longer and there’s usually an issue along the way.
    If you’re just picking up a couple things, knock yourself out.
    But us rural folks usually buy quite a bit of stuff on our once a month hauls, so the so the self check process can be lengthy.

    Some people love self-checkout at the grocery store. Others hate it. One chain is getting rid of it.

    “We believe colleagues serving customers delivers a better customer experience and therefore we have taken the decision to remove self-checkouts in the majority of our stores,” announced Booths, a supermarket chain in northern England that’s been selling groceries for more than 170 years.


    • Casey Klahn November 12, 2023, 7:09 AM

      You don’t serve customers anymore. In many unfortunate ways, customers are now the products.

      When I go through a WalMart checkout, I note the multitude of ways I am discouraged from buying quantities. The few checkers available, the tight quarters, the small counter-area, in my state you must use a hippy bag (that only 2 years ago was banned for filth!). What most people don’t realize about retail is that they target x amount of growth per annum, and any more than that is discouraged and unwanted. Hell, some SOB’s want zero growth per year because: Marx.

      You old ‘Tards who grew up in the last century think the customer is always right? Bullshit! The customer is in his right place (?) – ok, then that’s the goal.

      Never forget that retailers were the arm of the governor during lockdowns. Which reminds me exactly of a certain country in the 30s-40s with a “G” at the front, and a “y” at the end. Private industry so regulated by the gubmint that they actually begin to assert gubmint policy.

      • Casey Klahn November 12, 2023, 7:10 AM

        “Fill your hand you son of a bitch!”

        • ghostsniper November 12, 2023, 10:11 AM

          winner winner chicken dinner!

          • Trooper John Smith November 13, 2023, 12:35 PM

            Didn’t read far enough down before I answered.

  • ghostsniper November 11, 2023, 4:21 AM

    That’s how much I paid for gas yesterday, per gallon.
    Lowest I’ve seen in quite awhile.
    I fill up about 8 times per year.
    My wife fills up about 4 times per year.
    “The more it costs, the less I use.”

    • Casey Klahn November 12, 2023, 7:12 AM

      Biden has sold near half of the strategic oil reserves; it’s the election year. I think the video I just skimmed through shows Biden receiving Xi in SFO, and the homeless being swept out.

      They care, but only once every 4 or so years.

      • ghostsniper November 12, 2023, 11:42 AM

        If that asshole were to do time for all of the crimes he’s committed he’d have to expend about 50 lifetimes.
        Have his hide peeled in 1/4″ wide strips.

  • ghostsniper November 11, 2023, 4:31 AM

    In Flanders Fields

    In Flanders fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
    Scarce heard amid the guns below.

    We are the Dead. Short days ago
    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
    In Flanders fields.

    Take up our quarrel with the foe:
    To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
    In Flanders fields.

  • ghostsniper November 11, 2023, 9:24 AM

    The last day of this year will be

  • ghostsniper November 11, 2023, 11:02 AM
  • ghostsniper November 11, 2023, 6:05 PM

    Is this the most beautiful thing you have ever seen or what?



  • Joe Krill November 12, 2023, 4:37 AM

    Ghostsniper, The first thing I thought of when I saw the picture was of some long haired freak strutting across a stage gyrating, jumping, faking his playing abilities while screaming stupid lyrics and over ripe individuals in the audience going through mid-life crisis. Give me a beautiful sunset any day.

    • ghostsniper November 12, 2023, 6:53 AM

      Maybe your glass is half empty Joe.
      Mine is half full all the time.
      I’m a player, for the past 50+ years, so when I see that thing of beauty I see “possibility & joy”.
      FWIW, that company made a signature version for the dood at the link below.
      Notice he has long hair (so do I) but he isn’t screaming and gyrating.
      He is demonstrating possibility and dedication to something that brings him joy.
      I’ll hazard the guess that his glass is half full too.


  • Joe Krill November 12, 2023, 7:46 AM

    Ghostsniper, Looks like he is playing a real guitar. Also, sounds like he knows how to play it.

    • ghostsniper November 12, 2023, 11:48 AM

      That video was made about 1994 from his “Acoustic Planet” LP, notice how calm and sedate he is.
      Just 10 years prior in 1984 he played guitar with Jefferson Starship and there he was gesticulating wildly all over the stage like an uncivilized jungle savage.

      How in the world is it possible for 1 person to be so diff???


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