Patterico's Pontifications

5/26/2018

Open Thread

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 10:28 am

Non-Trump topics are allowed and even encouraged.

Back next week in full force.

74 Responses to “Open Thread”

  1. Beautiful day outside in NJ. Hope everyone has a pleasant weekend with friends and family.

    Thank you to all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice that we can enjoy this weekend in peace.

    NJRob (b00189)

  2. why are those nasty trashy-ass turk losers still in NATO anyway

    good question!

    what a stupid gay-ass little alliance how much do we pay on that anyway like a billion dollars I bet

    you’d think douchebag Jim Mattis could find a better way to squander his budget

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  3. Ireland votes to join the cult of death. God allows our free will, even when we chose to break His commandments.
    Lord of life, have mercy on us.

    felipe (023cc9)

  4. NJRob (b00189) — 5/26/2018 @ 11:06 am

    Amen, NJRob, I loudly second that!

    felipe (023cc9)

  5. Apparently, allowing a child to be born is a “burden of shame.”

    felipe (023cc9)

  6. Ireland voted overwhelmingly for freedom which is heartening for if you like freedom

    this is like brexit for unwanted pregnancy

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  7. also it’s a pretty good read on how much moral authority Pope Pooplick has squandered

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  8. Ireland voted overwhelmingly for freedom [to murder the unborn] which is heartening for [murderers] if you like freedom [of murder]

    this is like brexit for unwanted pregnancy
    happyfeet (28a91b) — 5/26/2018 @ 11:32 am

    FIFY

    felipe (023cc9)

  9. well yeah if you wanna put it as tendentiously as possible

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  10. I learned by watching you.

    felipe (023cc9)

  11. plus a LOT of celebrities including Leggy Meggy were very very supportive of repealing the ban on abortion

    british royals have NO LOVE for Irish fetuses that’s for sure (underline underline underline)

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  12. The wickedness of man on full display in Ireland. Tell me again how our nature is essentially a good one and not one of “original sin.”

    I am noting that the vote is being trumpeted, but not so much the fact that there will be strict limitations on the “right” to kill the unborn. For example, in a nod to viability, none are to be allowed beyond 24 weeks.

    While I am at it, for anyone who may be interested, here is a devastating account of the disgraceful and evil conduct of the Pope in promoting a known abuser:

    https://remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/articles/item/3909-anatomy-of-a-cover-up-an-open-letter-to-pope-francis

    The world has the leaders it wants.

    Ed from SFV (b95465)

  13. speaking of memorial days the p.o.s. commander what killed all those kids on the John McCain boat is getting off with a slap on the wrist

    The commander of the USS John S. McCain when it collided with a commercial tanker last year in the Straits of Singapore pleaded guilty Friday to dereliction of duty and acknowledged his role in the deaths of 10 sailors.

    Cmdr. Alfredo Sanchez appeared somber and tearful during a special court-martial at the Washington Navy Yard for the criminal charge under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Sanchez pleaded guilty as part of an agreement and was sentenced to a letter of reprimand and forfeiture of $6,000 in wages.

    wtf is wrong with the goddamn navy

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  14. who said man was basically good, for the last 2,000 years, we thought otherwise, this is why we instituted leviathan or the social contract, because left to his own devices, it is a ‘nasty brutish and short existence’ it was rousseau who thought otherwise, and his philosophy is the basis for the Terror and the Soviet purge, Britain already had its self gelded with the Abortion Act of 1967.

    narciso (d1f714)

  15. narciso – it is the absolute core of progressivism – that Man can rationalize, and would choose to do so, through any difficulty. Excellent of you to cite Rousseau!

    Ed from SFV (b95465)

  16. and the sexual offenses act, the same year, most of this as you see came through legislation, not the courts, so their fate was probably set 50 years ago,

    narciso (d1f714)

  17. this is the fascist totalitarian country leggy meggy couldn’t wait to throw her legs over her head for (this reflects poorly on her judgment)

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  18. Rousseau is why the French revolution, in part ended up the way it did, there were other factors, like the little ice age, that occasioned the famine, the debt incurred for fighting the American revolution,

    narciso (d1f714)

  19. it began with the sacrifice of the lifeydoodle Pikachu, which occasioned the need for the great migration,

    narciso (d1f714)

  20. i thought the potato funguses or something did the famine

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  21. that was about 50 years later, in the uk and Ireland, the French revolution, was a little like the arab winter, that goose and maverick were all warbling about six years ago, skyrocketing food prices triggered the uprising, partially the backwash to qe 2

    narciso (d1f714)

  22. the more you know

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  23. so rotherdam and rochdale, (the last was the proximate community to the Manchester bomber) whose family had been welcomed here in the 90s, as a result of an attempted plot against qaddafi

    narciso (d1f714)

  24. the anniversary of which happened this week, but mi 6 was so focused on other projects last year, they didn’t notice it,

    narciso (d1f714)

  25. The one that involved mifsud,halper, downer and prietap.

    narciso (d1f714)

  26. If I were a lawyer weenie (is that repetitive?), I would say you didn’t outlaw Trump topics and still screw the thread up. But I’m not.

    Go Caps, go Cavs.

    Anonymous (d41cee)

  27. The expanse explores what happens when this rootless and value starved culture goes off world earth mats and the moon, like in the red rising series have cinsiderablr leviathans of their own.

    narciso (d1f714)

  28. Go Caps, in the other league I’m sick of both LeBron drama and the oh so woke Warriors, even though Belds might have a witty Rudy T or Robert Reid story to endure.

    urbanleftbehind (847a06)

  29. I had lunch at The Olive Garden earlier, pretty good food if you ask me.

    Jerryskids (cfad51)

  30. In U.S. Military Arctic Light Infantry Training (ALIT), it is taught that rabbit takes more vitamins to digest than it returns. It is recommended in survival situations to refrain from eating at all if rabbit is the only thing to eat.

    no you should eat the bunny

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  31. this prepper lady says eat the bunny

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  32. pro-tip: if you and your arctic camping friends are truly super-worried about eating the bunny make sure you stew the bunny brains in with what you’re cooking that will help add a little extra fat for sure

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  33. Put multivitamin in survival kit? After all, it would be very small, thus high bang for the buck. One issue is perishability.

    Anonymous (d41cee)

  34. that’s a good idea i like the flintstones ones

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  35. this seems kinda academic

    List of Companies that Boycott Israel Pursuant to Chapter 808 of the Texas Government Code September 1, 2017 [PDF]

    there’s only two companies on the list:

    1. Co-Operative Group

    2. KOMMUNAL LANDSPENSJONSKASSE GJENSIDIG FORSIKRINGSSELSKAP

    i guess it sends a good message though

    i figured lots of nazi german companies like volkswagen would be on there but nope not so much

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  36. Yeah, Fred says “eat me!”

    felipe (023cc9)

  37. my favorite one’s the car and then betty

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  38. they don’t make the car anymore though

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  39. I am at a so called musical called Soft Power. It is terrible.

    AZ Bob (0ec3ff)

  40. A Chinese executive visiting America finds himself falling in love with a good-hearted US leader — Hillary Clinton — as the power balance between their two countries shifts following the 2016 election.

    and then he stole all her clothes and went back home the end

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  41. Sounds like season 2 of house of cards.

    narciso (d1f714)

  42. R.I.P. Alan Bean

    Apollo 12 LM pilot,
    4th man to walk on the moon;
    2nd Skylab mission commander.

    Ad Astra, Alan– and thank you.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  43. But he couldn’t get rid of the urine odor, could he, Happyfeet?

    urbanleftbehind (be744c)

  44. he didn’t want to

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  45. Yes he was of the class that survived pax river in the opening chapter of the right stuff. Wolfe goes further to describe the eclectic furnishings of many of the astronauts homes based on the duty free items they acquired in their postings

    narciso (d1f714)

  46. Most GIs who serve overseas acquire and bring back a wide array of items, from wives to tatoos to cameras to stereo equipment to exotic clothing to wood carvings to ceramics of all descriptions, to motorcycles, scrimshaw, alligator shoes – belts, brief cases, and hand bags etc.

    ropelight (8139ac)

  47. True, but that is one of the many passages that I recall from the book, the very folksy description of chuck eager.

    narciso (d1f714)

  48. A few more words about Bean.

    Alan was a wonderfully gifted man with a stellar balance of test pilot skills tempered by very down to earth emotions, a great sense of humor and an artistic eye. Two signed examples of his work hang in my home. We spoke on the phone some years ago about Apollo, his art and his effort to try to capture those lunar experiences in a similar tradition to the renderings of Frederic Remington. It was Bean who recounted to me the tale of Buzz Aldrin’s pause to pee which was famously photographed and is now known as the iconic ‘man on the moon -visor’ photo. Buzz confirmed the story to me as well.

    It was Bean who helped save Apollo 12, launched to the moon in November, 1969 and overlooked in the wake of Apollo 11’s triumph, after it was struck by lightning seconds into the launch. Bean knew the location of a little used switch to restore telemetry. What Apollo 12 accomplished can be found on the web, if you choose to search it out. The pinpoint landing in the Oceans of Storms, less than 600 feet from Surveyor 3 demonstrated the accuracy of NASA’s guidance and navigation programming after Apollo 11 landed some four miles off target. And the photos taken by Bean and his fellow moonwalker, the late Pete Conrad, would later fuel Bean’s journey into the world of art.

    There were screw ups and jokes, too; the first color TV from the moon lasted all of about 20 minutes until Bean accidently pointed the camera into the sun and burned out it out; the strut used to stiffen the U.S. flag in a ‘wave’ failed and the banner remains today, still and draped, from a pole on the moon as in so many classrooms an courthouses across America. The Playboy centerfolds their back-up crews had glued to Bean and Conrad’s checklists were discovered during their moonwalks- and all the crew could do was laugh as the world was listening. He saved his set for posterity. And Bean was famously ‘beaned’ in the head by a camera which came free from a bracket as the command module, with Dick Gordon and Conrad at his side, splashed down; the post-landing photos show him with a band-aid above his brow. Now, the entire Apollo 12 crew has passed on. There are four remaining moonwalkers left: 11’s Buzz Aldrin, 15’s Dave Scott, 16’s Charlie Duke and 17’s Jack Schmitt.

    After the moon landings ended, Bean commanded the second Skylab flight, and his years of work on the Apollo Applications Program was fulfilled. But like Skylab itself, going in circles, no place, fast, didn’t hav much of a future. And before retiring from NASA, he worked in the astronaut office to get the first shuttles flying– then turned full time to art. And is it Bean’s art which will likely come to mind before his spaceflights and moonwalks. He was an insightful soul which lives on in the vision of his paintings. He will be missed.

    Ad Astra, Alan. Ad Astra to a very, very, good man.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  49. Ireland votes to join the cult of death. God allows our free will, even when we chose to break His commandments.
    Lord of life, have mercy on us.
    felipe (023cc9)

    …and we can’t even give that free will to the very youngest members of our human race.

    bridget (9121d8)

  50. Chris Hayes
    @chrislhayes
    Just a thought but maybe the US government is treating immigrant children like livestock because the president sees them as animals.
    __ _

    (((AG)))
    @AG_Conservative
    Given that the recent ACLU report outlining abuses was based on the years 2009-2014, I think this is a really unfair attack on President Obama.

    harkin (2fa2ca)

  51. bridget (9121d8) — 5/26/2018 @ 6:37 pm
    A most poignant point, bridget. But we can, and should, give them a voice in our shouts. If we are timid,then in our silent prayers.

    The Lord hears the cry of the poor, blessed be the poor. – one of David’s psalms.

    felipe (023cc9)

  52. Over 15 million black American children have had their lives snuffed out since Roe v Wade.

    And lefties say Black Lives Matter.

    harkin (2fa2ca)

  53. You know conor cruise o brine suggested some of this in 90

    https://pjmedia.com/michaelwalsh/germanys-german-problem-and-ours/

    narciso (d1f714)

  54. My good friend Kirsten Almgren Lindberg passed May 4, 2018. If you are the sort of christian who prays for the dead, or for her family, please say a brief word for her and her husband and kids.

    Dianna (c1b8e5)

  55. If lawyers were any good they would issue an injunction to stop the lava from flowing out of Kilauea!!

    mg (9e54f8)

  56. I’d keep a low profile if I were you, mg. You think nobody’s noticed that everything was fine in Hawaii until you went there?

    nk (dbc370)

  57. Dianna (c1b8e5) — 5/26/2018 @ 9:42 pm
    I am, and I did,and I will again when I go to worship in house of the Lord. Peace be with you, Dianna.

    felipe (023cc9)

  58. Same here Diana

    EPWJ (840999)

  59. The liberal Huffington Post has a new poll showing similar results to last year’s Quinnipiac Poll on illegal voting. Did three to five million illegal votes occur in 2016? About HALF of Republicans agree.

    Elections are run by thousands of state and local officials. They say otherwise. And, of course, Trump has offered no proof of the claim. And his own commission to look into it was disbanded. But half of Republicans are not letting those facts get in the way of dutifully accepting Trump’s conspiracy theory.

    So, I have to conclude, that debating with about half of the Party….. is pointless.

    noel (b4d580)

  60. Dianna,

    I am sorry for your loss and her family’s. I will say a prayer for them.

    Patterico (0f8389)

  61. And, if you’ll recall, the election was “rigged” before it even occured. Isn’t that convenient? Win or lose, he had his excuse for not doing better.

    noel (b4d580)

  62. Lmao, nk.

    mg (9e54f8)

  63. Sorry for your loss, Dianna,

    narciso (d1f714)

  64. So much hostility noel. Why is that?

    NJRob (b00189)

  65. Half of Republicans believing a groundless conspiracy theory is fact, not “hostility”. I suppose math, to you, is “agression”?

    noel (b4d580)

  66. The polls are fact. The results reported are fact although one could debate the precise numbers. And its pretty hard to argue that there is any proof of millions voting illegally. This conspiracy is a fantasy but you believe it. Just because you want to.

    noel (b4d580)

  67. Fact… I spelled “aggression” wrong.

    noel (b4d580)

  68. We have empowered a special prosecutor based on a worthless theory, so.

    narciso (d1f714)


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