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Open thread 3/25/24

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  • ghostsniper March 25, 2024, 8:51 AM

    I want that pitcher on the back of a Carhartt OD green pocket T.
    With the capital letters, FAFO, across the top.

  • Joe Krill March 25, 2024, 9:19 AM

    Perfect camouflage for jungle warfare. What some politicians look like before they put their rubber suits on.

  • Anne March 25, 2024, 10:46 AM

    Oh gosh–why do I see a resemblance to old man Biden?

    Second item: There is something going on with the Australian Bank and economy. First picked it up in February.

    Third: Given, that we ourselves now seed for agricultural purposes in places like AZ–do you suppose that it might be possible for the Davos crowd to collaborate and organize a worldwide change in weather patterns? A change designed to “even the playing field” among countries. Maybe just a change in North American weather patterns so that the people are destabilized? Don’t forget the Jesuit Universities in NA are now preaching land re-distribution and even many of the state colleges are preaching DEI and land equity. A loss of traditional weather patterns would enable and speed up that change don’t you think?
    This year in this part of MT we have received nearly nothing in terms of snowfall. Our snowpack is down to less than 60% of normal. The eastern side of the state has had dramatically reduced snow and rain for the past three years. If this summer is the same or even less for them than the normal they will be reducing their production. If you live in a state that is an agricultural producer check to see the weather changes.
    Who knows–maybe you will be able to accurately predict this summer’s dramatic weather change?

  • Anonymous March 25, 2024, 8:50 PM

    That sure looks like a halloween costume to me.

  • ghostsniper March 26, 2024, 7:57 AM

    Well, somebody has to be the best, otherwise, what’s the point?

    Over and over again we see the underachievers, in an attempt to divert from their underachieverness, try to place some sort of blame or guilt on white people for being better than them at just about everything.

    In their warped world, achieving or overachieving over very long periods of time (many centuries) is something white people should be ashamed of.

    The irony in this, of course, is that the blamers would prefer everyone to believe that it is lesser races that are better, not the whites.

    Basically, whites -bad, everyone else – good.

    Their reason?

    Made up lies as a result of lifelong envy.

    They know they will never be equal unless they can successfully drag whites down to their gutter level.

    Now, when it is white people themselves that are making that claim it is a clear act of retardation and severe mental depravity.

    How is it possible for one to hate ones self unless their is a damaged mental condition?

    People that claim to hate themselves, are a threat to others and should be placed in secure 24 hour a day observation for not only their own safety but the safety of the public at large.

    Or just killed outright.

    Take this woman for example:

    The Ven Miranda Threlfall-Holmes, Archdeacon of Liverpool wrote on X “I went to a conference on whiteness last autumn. It was very good, very interesting and made me realise: whiteness is to race as patriarchy is to gender.”

    Threlfall-Holmes, who is white, added “So yes, let’s have anti-whiteness, and let’s smash the patriarchy. That’s not anti-white, or anti-men, it’s anti-oppression.”

    I went to a conference on whiteness last autumn. It was very good, very interesting and made me realise: whiteness is to race as patriarchy is to gender.
    So yes, let’s have anti whiteness, & let’s smash the patriarchy.
    That’s not anti-white, or anti-men, it’s anti-oppression.

    — Miranda Threlfall-Holmes (@MirandaTHolmes) March 21, 2024
    [Miss Threlfall-Holmes has since switched her X feed to private.]

    Anti-whiteness isn’t anti-white? What exactly is it then?

    When asked to explain by The Telegraph, Threlfall-Holmes claimed that X is “perhaps not the best place for a nuanced argument,” adding “I was contributing to a debate about world views, in which ‘whiteness’ does not refer to skin colour per se, but to a way of viewing the world where being white is seen as ‘normal’ and everything else is considered different or lesser.”

    Over at zero hedge for more:

    Since white people have been white all of their lives and know no other way to live in this world, and we take it for granted that our race is far superior to all others based on historical fact.

    We know who invented the wheel, electricity, the theory of relativity, and on and on, thousands of times over, and we generally just don’t think it’s a big deal.

    Apparently other races think it’s a big deal, and of course some white people with damaged brains.

    Seriously, in my 69 years on this earth, not once in all of that time did I think I was advantaged nor privileged nor particularly better than anyone else.

    I didn’t invent the wheel, or electricity, or relativity, but I did graduate from 2 schools, marry once and stay married for 40 years, father a child and continue to be his father all of my life, start and run a business for 28 years and counting, and being a contributing member of society all of my adult life, and never commit any crimes.

    Does that make me better than anyone else?
    Does that make me privileged over anyone else?
    Does that make me superior to anyone else?
    No, of course not.
    That stuff just makes me normal.
    To say otherwise is retarded.

    • Snakepit Kansas March 27, 2024, 4:21 AM

      Being white makes you disciplined, successful and boring. Many people including those old white Hillary voting women with short hair, a scowl and driving a Subaru, just simply hate white men. On the outside it seems unfair that self reliance, rugged individualism and believing in the Big 10, can become so boringly successful. My white privy is to get up every day for the past 41 years and go to work. Save, buy a house, make extra payments on the house and pay it off. Invest in my retirement fund for more than 30 years. Went to college but paid for it with a second job at a liquor store. No school loans ever. At one point I was so broke I had holes in my shoes and underwear and my one vice was one quart of cheap beer on Friday night. I didn’t need a new cell phone, boat, or car upgrade. I’m still driving a 1994 Ranger 4×4 and still have my ’82Harley Davidson I bought at 19. Someone has a new Mercedes with mag wheels that they are making payments on for 72 months? Looks nice at the stoplight, but I do not care. My family is financially secure and I learned this all from Dad. It was a long grind, but I don’t owe any bank, credit card company or anyone a dime, other than the Gubmint for non-stop taxes. It is a boring long grind, and some folks are jealous of it. A person of any skin color can do this same boring thing. Now I could pay cash for that same Mercedes I saw at the stoplight but I’ll still keep the old Ford and Harley Davidson.

      • ghostsniper March 27, 2024, 6:51 AM

        “I learned this all from Dad.”
        The older I get the smarter my dad becomes.

  • Casey Klahn March 26, 2024, 8:26 AM

    Baltimore might catch up to Seattle for bridges falling down, and in a bit of terribly unfortunate optics, I think they’ve surpassed the Galloping Gerty footage from Tacoma. That container ship dead wheeling into the FSK Bridge is one spectacular piece of footage, and a direct metaphor for Biden. He started his pres. career clogging up the port of Los Angeles, and now this!

    In a sort of related note, I watched the trailer for the new IMAX about The Blue Angels; all DEI hires. With deference to the late author of this blog, I have a large part of my personality that dislikes military aviators. But, in actual point of fact, they are every bit the studs that they’ve been stacked up to be. It takes a warped and borderline narcissistic personality to carry around the large package that aviators must maintain. I’m not saying that certain kinds of sailors can’t become jet jockeys, but when you begin to monkey with the meret-based part of selecting who is flying mach jets, you will soon pay the piper and it won’t be pretty.

    I will never forget, as long as I live, the first day of them allowing wimmin on the Seattle FD. I loves me some wimmin, and I respects them no end, but damn if she didn’t grab that ladder truck and hold on for dear life as it wheeled downtown at a fast speed. Her tiny female hands broke loose, and the SFD had their first dead woman firefighter – day one! The karmic wheel in Seattle is wrapped that tightly. FAFO.

    When will the general public realize that judgement is best applied with your eyes wide open? Who was the captain of that Baltimore tanker ship? Let’s see how long it takes to identify this unfortunate soul.

    • Casey Klahn March 26, 2024, 9:58 AM

      The coffee hadn’t kicked in for me when I wrote this; I forgot the possibility that the guy at the wheel in Baltimore may’ve been a bar pilot. Those guys are the best of the best of the best.

  • ghostsniper March 26, 2024, 1:04 PM

    What I’ve never liked about the typical computer keyboard is that the inch (“) key requires 2 hands to type, but the foot (‘) key only requires 1 hand to type.

    I use AutoCAD for a good amount of time every day and since it is a “Command Prompt” application there is a considerable amount of typing involved.

    Thus, typically, I type with the left and mouse with the right.

    Most of the typing I do is with the caps lock key engaged.

    So any key stroke that requires me to take my hand off the mouse is dead time that can’t be recouped.

    I never use the bracket key directly above the foot-inch key so I’d gladly give that one up if it could become the inch key.

    • DT March 26, 2024, 7:20 PM

      I also live on computers but there’s a lot to be said for doing such work for myself on my schedule – I don’t have to worry about “dead time I can’t recoup”; it’s all dead time. Unless and until such work pays off.
      If it does, even if it doesn’t. “Freedom’s just another word for no bosses one must please”.

      Spent too much time in cubicle farms … even if it was “my own” office.
      Your time will come (hopefully in a good way)

      You could always remap your keyboard …

      • ghostsniper March 26, 2024, 7:37 PM

        Thanks for the tip. Gonna look up remapping a keyboard.
        Designing and drawing stuff with writing sticks and computers is my lifelong hobby and sometimes I make money at it. Granted, taking my hand off the mouse to hit the inch key is kinda frivolous.

        I always wanted to buy a wrecked “Missle Command” stand up style video game and salvage the big trackball and turn it into a foot operated “panning” control. Then get a roller version for the other foot to act like a zoom. Ass cheeks might get sore after a couple hours….just sayin’…

        • DT March 27, 2024, 4:39 PM

          Get fancy and consider “electronic drumhead” material as a floor covering. Think pipe organ type controls along with a keyboard. Say one pad for SHFT; another for CTRL …

  • ghostsniper March 26, 2024, 1:48 PM

    Dog Years
    If a dog named Shannon – a Brittany Spaniel breed, was born on the same date as you then she will be 330 dog years old today.

    A dog’s first human year is equal to 15 dog years.

    Dogs age differently depending on breed and size.

    When you reach the age of 6 Shannon will be 38 dog years old.

    From that point forward a medium-sized dog like Shannon will age 4.5 dog years for every human year.

    So on (approx) 15 April 2024 (next month) Shannon will be about 56 years old in dog years, but 10 in people years.

    In 4 years I will be 73 years old and Shannon will be 13 but about 73.5 in dog years.


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