September 11, 2018

Picnic Point at midday today.

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Talk about anything in the comments.

72 comments:

Birkel said...

Let's remember the threat Senator Schumer had for anybody investigating the Intelligence Services.

Because fuck being a prisoner to our government.

Fernandinande said...

Talk about anything in the comments.

anythingarian (n.)

"one indifferent to religious creeds, one 'that always make their interest the standard of their religion,'" 1704, originally dismissive, from anything on model of trinitarian, unitarian, etc.

Jon Ericson said...

Belmont Club

Walt Erickson
In anticipation of a leftist win in 2020, and a return to leftist normality, I have, by a series of clever ruses, come into possession of a top secret Pledge Of Allegiance to be issued by the newly elected Socialist Democrat administration, and which will require, under penalty of law, that every man, woman, child and other shall recite, aloud and with fervor, first thing in the morning, upon awakening, before doing anything else, no matter how bad you have to pee. Out of fear of retribution, I publish it here, in this obscure journal, for your horror and edification.

A PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

I pledge allegiance to the guys
And to the gals and otherwise
Of any gender who now rules
Because they went to better schools
Where sitting at professors’ knees
Were taught in order they may please
The great unwashed to live in ease
To eat free tater-tots and cheese
I pledge allegiance to, as well
Our rulers who like dressing well
In royal purple flowing robes
That look so good with tainted probes
Where royal purple is the hue
Replacing the red, white and blue
I pledge support for fascist thugs
And agencies that plant with bugs
My phones and eavesdrop on my words
And tell me I’m as free as birds
I pledge support for feminists
Who want to put me on their lists
Of white men they will order dead
And offer them my lice-filled head
Support I do democracy
Despite the rank hypocrisy
That permeates the very air
That put me in your tender care
My attitude is quite blasé
Now that elections are passé
I will obey like good men should
And for you pray, as good men would
I know that pronouns do great hurt
And here and now I will assert
That should forgetfully I blurt
A pronoun whether mild or curt
I will confess to the police
That such infractions well must cease
And hie me to a penal farm
Where my sharp pronouns do no harm
I place my hand over my heart
And swear that I shall do my part
To celebrate my being free
But just right now I have to pee

Postscript: It is certain that the pledge will admit of addition, so if any commenter has any such, please respond, and while rhyme is not obligatory, it is welcome.

gilbar said...

a number of my liberal 'friends' took time out of their day today, to post special posts on their facebook pages about how much they hate Donald Trump.

My conservative friends tended to post about things that happened 17 years ago

Spiros Pappas said...

I think if Al Gore won, 9/11 wouldn't of happened.

Jon Ericson said...

Spiros Pappas:
Really?
Could you expand on that?

wild chicken said...

Anyone else reading Fear? I'm 10% in and it's a fun read so far. Looks like Bannon did a lot if talking (again).

Good companion piece to Shattered.

rehajm said...

Did you see the crowdfunded Susan Collins extortion fund? Over $1 million.

I’m working on legal exploits of loony lefties willing to throw money around...

Jon Ericson said...

Shattered

tim in vermont said...

I further pledge to ne'er aver
as to whether it's a him or her

tim in vermont said...

I think if Al Gore won, 9/11 wouldn't of happened

Because Al Gore was veep when Bill Clinton ordered the missile attack on Afghanistan and so Mullah Omar and Osama bin Biden would have been still quaking!

tim in vermont said...

think if Al Gore won, 9/11 wouldn't of happened

This is another textbook example of motivated thinking.

tim in vermont said...

I sometimes think that Obama chose Biden to make the ticket, Obama and Biden sound as much like Osama bin Laden as possible.

traditionalguy said...

Interestingly, the spying on Trump to destroy him was done by the Brits at Obama’s request. And the FBI understood that and did not protect the American President, but took up the work of destroying the American President using their work product and they are still doing it. No wonder Trump’s 4 Stars sent in the Marines and took the evidence to indict the Traitors in the CIA and FBI.

JFK’s revenge is finally coming.

Jon Ericson said...

traditionalguy:
You seem to have surmised the Gestalt.

Humperdink said...

"I think if Al Gore won, 9/11 wouldn't of happened."

I completely agree. It would have happened 9/10 or earlier.

Kathryn51 said...

gilbar said...
a number of my liberal 'friends' took time out of their day today, to post special posts on their facebook pages about how much they hate Donald Trump.

My conservative friends tended to post about things that happened 17 years ago


gilber, sorry to hear it. Maybe my liberal friends have a tiny bit of class (dare I say civility?) because not one anti Trump post on FB today. A handful of lib friends actually posted "Never Forget" theme posts. One especially lib friend posted the old post 9/11 Anheiser Busch video that aired only one time.

Meanwhile, Twitter was full of idiots. Karen Tumulty's FIRST tweet of the day (she was once with Time magazine, not sure where she is today) pointed out that Trumps FIRST tweet was not related to 9/11. they can't help themselves - Trump lives in their heads 24/7.

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

Mr. Pants is in England right now and keeps seeing little crossed-out pound sterling symbols. He finally asked his work colleage what the story is and evidently the government is leaning on businesses to refuse cash transactions over twenty pounds, to force the use of electronic payment, the better to track everything as an "antiterrorism" measure.

Omg the Brits break my heart when they aren't cracking me up.

He also caught a morning show in which earnest biddies were discussing how earnestly they want government functionaries to prowl internet forums to police "hate speech."

Drago said...

So, another day, another lefty democrat attempts to murder a republican candidate/office holder.

So you know what this means....

That's right, the lefties/LLR's will demand conservatives be disarmed and not allowed to speak.

Michael K said...


Blogger Spiros Pappas said...
I think if Al Gore won, 9/11 wouldn't of happened.


Is this a parody ? Do you remember the Cole ? The African embassies?

Gore would have spent 2002 trying to deliver an arrest warrant,.

The Crack Emcee said...

I keep saying we should use logic to enforce reality's parameters, but the question of who gets to be the enforcer keeps stumping others, as though these truths aren't self evident:

Lille Medical School suspends homeopathy degree

Now - Whose" logic did Lille Medical School need to recognize homeopathy's magic water, not medicine, so doesn't need to be "taught"?

Mike Sylwester said...

Song lyrics by Taylor Swift (1989 - )
-----

Love Story

We were both young
When I first saw you.
I close my eyes,
And the flashback starts.

I'm standing there
On a balcony in summer air.
I see the lights,
See the party, the ball gowns.

I see you make your way
Through the crowd
And say, "Hello".
Little did I know
That you were Romeo.

You were throwing pebbles,
And my Daddy said:
"Stay away from Juliet!"

And I was crying
On the staircase,
Begging you:
"Please, don't go."

And I said:

"Romeo, take me somewhere
"We can be alone.
"I'll be waiting."
"All that's left to do is run."

"You'll be the prince.
"And I'll be the princess.
"It's a love story.
"Baby, just say Yes!"

So I sneak out
To the garden
To see you.

We keep quiet,
'Cause we're dead
If they knew.

Close your eyes;
Escape this town
For a little while.

You were Romeo,
And I was a scarlet letter.

My Daddy said:
"Stay away from Juliet."

But you were
Everything to me.
I was begging you:

"Please, don't go.
"Romeo save me!
"They're trying to tell me
"How to feel.

"This love is difficult,
"But it's real.
"Don't be afraid!
"We'll make it out of this mess."

I got tired of waiting,
Wondering if you
Were ever coming around.
My faith in you was fading.

Then I met you
On the outskirts of town,
And I said:

"Romeo, save me!
"I've been feeling so alone.
"I kept waiting for you.
"But you never came.

"Is this in my head?
"I don't know what to think!"

He knelt to the ground
And pulled out a ring
And said:

"Marry me, Juliet.
"You'll never have to be alone.
"I love you,
"And that's all I really know.

"I talked to your Dad.
"Go pick out a white dress.
"It's a love story.
"Baby, just say Yes!

-----
Sung by Taylor Swift

Howard said...

Blogger tim in vermont said...

I sometimes think that Obama chose Biden to make the ticket, Obama and Biden sound as much like Osama bin Laden as possible.


Having a familiar jingle or catch-phrase is important. Bob Ross says happy accident, sabermetrics assholes not that smart.

Jon Ericson said...

dumb songs
Yup
Yup
Yup
Yup

Jon Ericson said...

One of those was the first 45 I bought.

narciso said...

Well I'm kind of partial to Taylor. Not her latest edgy stylings, as opposed to the other trainwrecks in the music biz.

Jon Ericson said...

Better

Churchy LaFemme: said...

It's bad enough that another hurricane is coming. Why name it "Florence"?

Florence SC is the closest city of any size to Myrtle Beach, so the MB media market always has lots of references to "Florence". Now any time you want to check up on the situation, you have to add a disambiguate step.

Jon Ericson said...

Neil Young - Let's Roll

narciso said...


So much for that:


http://thehill.com/hilltv/what-americas-thinking/406119-gallup-chief-americans-have-dismissed-that-trump-acted?amp&__twitter_impression=true

Jon Ericson said...

Steppenwolf - Magic Carpet Ride 1968

Jon Ericson said...

Boom Boom, Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon.

Jon Ericson said...

Women who run with Pinheads (click to embiggen)

Jon Ericson said...

Rats running.
Timing is everything.
Enjoy the show.

BUMBLE BEE said...

Stupid lyrics, all very danceable. America was dancing back then. It was televised and OK to do.

Jon Ericson said...

RCA 45 player

Jon Ericson said...

Oh, wait. Which era? I'm so confused.
Stupid lyrics are timeless.

Jon Ericson said...

Martha And The Vandellas - Dancing In The Streets

Calling out around the world
Are you ready for a brand new beat
Summer's here and the time is right
For dancing in the street
They're dancing in Chicago
Down in New Orleans
Up in New York City
All we need is music, sweet music
There'll be music everywhere
There'll be swinging swaying records playing
Dancing in the street

Oh it doesn't matter what you wear
Just as long as you are there
So come on every guy grab a girl
Everywhere around the world
They'll be dancing
They're dancing in the street

It's just an invitation across the nation
A chance for folks to meet
There'll be laughing, singing, music swinging
Dancing in the street

Philadelphia, PA
Baltimore and D.C. now
Can't forget the Motor City
All we need is music, sweet music
There'll be music everywhere
There'll be swinging, swaying, records playing
Dancing in the street

Oh it doesn't matter what you wear
Just as long as you are there
So come on ev'ry guy grab a girl
Ev'rywhere around the world

Dancing
They're dancing in the street
Way down in L.A.
Every day
(Dancing in the street)
Across the ocean blue, me and you
We're dancing in the street
(Dancing in the street)

Clyde said...

New Yorkers are cool with socialism, but a cinnamon raisin bagel with lox, cream cheese, tomatoes, red onions and capers might be a bridge too far for even the most progressive.

People are strange and they like to eat strange things.

BUMBLE BEE said...

Guitarzan, PICA, Tastes vary.
Guy walks into the deli and asks, "hey, whats on special today?". Counterman says "Tongue sandwich". customer says "ew, I don't want anything been in a cow's mouth... gimme a couple eggs".

Jon Ericson said...

Glen Campbell & Roy Clark Play 'Ghost Riders in the Sky'

Jon Ericson said...

They're all you can stand
Give them a hand

Mike Sylwester said...

I just watched The Miss America Pageant. It was broadcast on Sunday, but I recorded it and watched it tonight, not knowing the winner.

My wife loves to watch these shows, so I have seen a lot of them.

The swimsuit contest is gone. I thought I would miss it, but I didn't.

The show was well done.

The winner was Miss New York -- a very Black, beautiful, talented woman. She sang an opera song. I decided early in the show that she should win, and she did win.

Jon Ericson said...

Mike:
Just curious, what were the dimensions of the save the whales/climate change/trump is hitler contribution?

Jon Ericson said...

Sounds like they may have been minimal, due to your enjoyment of the show.

Jon Ericson said...

Whole Lotta Love

Jon Ericson said...

Dread Zeppelin - Heartbreaker (At The End Of Lonely Street)

Clyde said...

Tortelvis has left the building.

David Begley said...

Just now on Fox, “Ann Althouse, a FAMOUS blogger....”

tim in vermont said...

I keep saying we should use logic to enforce reality's parameters, but the question of who gets to be the enforcer keeps stumping others,

But not you, of course. You volunteer for the job. If I thought that logic enforcement would put an end to medical quackery, that would be great, but logic enforcement has had little impact on the study of climate, for example. A field dominated by "scientists" who are "dedicated to truth." Steve McIntyre, a retired engineer sees some math in a seminal climate paper, it's his hobby now, he won a nationwide math prize in Canada as a high school student. He points out fundamental and glaring errors, and suddenly he's a "shill of the oil industry" demanding information "just to find something wrong with it" as one "scientist" put it.

So in a field where papers are peer reviewed by PhD scientists, logic is nevertheless steamrollered in service of a political agenda, what's your plan, Crack, to make it work everywhere?

tim in vermont said...

Just now on Fox, “Ann Althouse, a FAMOUS blogger....”

And still Lazlo doesn't have a movie deal...

tim in vermont said...

OK, Jon Ericson has inspired me to doggerel.

Burt Reynolds died unreconstructed
Both Dolly and Loni he hath fuckeded
But he rued not his dark fate
Cause he played football for Florida State

But hark the fifes and feel the drumming
McCain he died the second coming
In life his betters he often rankled
but in his final hours, he kissed the cankle

So fret not, fear not, if you're on the outs
If you've offended the prigs from your Twitter redoubt
Redemption can be yanked straight from your rump
Just deride, decry, denounce Trump

AllenS said...

People seem to have forgotten, but before 9/11 2001, an attempt to blow the twin towers up with a bomb happened in 1993. The country was run then by BJ Clinton and Algore.

LINK TEXT

h said...

Just as an experiment, why don't we start by nationalizing the motion picture industry? Use that as a display of how socialism can work to cut costs, reduce prices, and increase quality.

hawkeyedjb said...

Have there been any monosyllabic president/vice president teams prior to the syllabically frugal Trump/Pence combo? Yes! There was Pierce/King in the 1850s. Some might say Bush/Quayle qualifies, but I cannot pronounce "Quayle" as a single syllable. Maybe one and a half.

hawkeyedjb said...

Quickly now, without looking it up: who was Hillary Clinton's running mate?

Ralph L said...

The Whigs Scott/Graham lost badly to Pierce/King, so it was unavoidable that year.

h said...

Dole/Kemp

tim in vermont said...

I should have seid, "deride, decry, denounce Don Trump." Didn't bring my 'A' game...

Gahrie said...

Quickly now, without looking it up: who was Hillary Clinton's running mate?

Kaine.

tim in vermont said...

It should have been Krutch.

narciso said...





http://reason.com/blog/2018/09/11/thinkprogress-kavanaugh-facebook-weekly

hawkeyedjb said...

"Dole/Kemp"

That's 3 syllables. "Dole Kemp Lost" So, only wannabe pres/VP.

The Crack Emcee said...

tim in vermont said...

If I thought that logic enforcement would put an end to medical quackery, that would be great, but logic enforcement has had little impact on the study of climate, for example."

So, because it doesn't affect climate - specifically - you act like it doesn't exist at all? You're a fool:

A Culture of Standards Matters - Perhaps the most dangerous effect of the alternative medicine movement has been an erosion of the culture of dedication to science and standards within medicine. This has to change.

Tim, you have no idea what you're talking about, so should really stop talking.

tim in vermont said...
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tim in vermont said...

Tim, you have no idea what you’re talking about, so should really stop talking.

Face it Crack, you pick and choose what you do and don’t accept from the scientific community. I have a saying that the only thing 99 percent of people can accurately and intuitively figure out is whether it’s their own ox that’s getting gored. Any question that impinges on politics will be impossible to impartially arbitrate. Climate is simply the most prominent example. If you want to know how to calculate the volume of a sphere, Wikipedia is a great place to go, but the last time I tried to Google the gel point of bio-diesel, for example, I couldn’t find the actual figure, just a lot of garbage about how gel point didn’t really matter, you could add additives, etc. It was a simple question.

In a way I sympathize with you. You should see my copy of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, the margins are all choked with comments. The guy makes the argument that rational thought is overrated and people should go with their instincts “Zen” That Western Civilization made a huge mistake when the Empiricists won out over the Sophists. Lots and lots of people believe that garbage. He couldn’t see that his example of fixing a motorcycle was hopelessly flawed. But I think you have a blind spots too Crack, and insults and posturing with ersatz confidence isn’t going to hide it.

The Crack Emcee said...

tim in vermont said...

"Face it Crack, you pick and choose what you do and don’t accept from the scientific community."

I do no such thing - you may, but I respect science. If I have a challenge to one of it's tenets, then I'll argue the facts, but I usually don't.

"I have a saying that the only thing 99 percent of people can accurately and intuitively figure out is whether it’s their own ox that’s getting gored."

But you're a fool, so I'm not going to pay attention to what you say.

"Any question that impinges on politics will be impossible to impartially arbitrate."

Where do you come up with this stuff?

"Climate is simply the most prominent example. If you want to know how to calculate the volume of a sphere, Wikipedia is a great place to go, but the last time I tried to Google the gel point of bio-diesel, for example, I couldn’t find the actual figure, just a lot of garbage about how gel point didn’t really matter, you could add additives, etc. It was a simple question."

Again - so because you're lost, we all are? You're a fool.

"In a way I sympathize with you."

Good Lord.

You should see my copy of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, the margins are all choked with comments."

Because you couldn't just see it was bullshit and leave it alone?

"The guy makes the argument that rational thought is overrated and people should go with their instincts “Zen” That Western Civilization made a huge mistake when the Empiricists won out over the Sophists."

He sounds no different from you. Homeopathy is harmless, right?

"Lots and lots of people believe that garbage."

Yeah, but NewAge says you can pick your garbage. See, you think you're different because you pick DIFFERENT GARBAGE - but you're still a silly NewAger.

"He couldn’t see that his example of fixing a motorcycle was hopelessly flawed."

No more than you can see you are.

"But I think you have a blind spots too Crack, and insults and posturing with ersatz confidence isn’t going to hide it."

Who cares what you think, Mr. Homeopathy Is Harmless? You're a fool.

tim in vermont said...

Wow, Crack, all of those words and nothing but reject first, throw in a few attempts at insults, and ask rhetorical question later.

Michael K said...

Tim, Crack is the one who determines who is allowed to speak. If I disagree, I have lawsuits.

If you disagree, Who cares what you think, Mr. Homeopathy Is Harmless? You're a fool.

See how that goes ?

The Crack Emcee said...

You two seem to be under the impression being cool to fools is productive time spent - I disagree.

“I never really bought into this notion that everybody is racist — because there was a black president, you know? But the Sacha Baron Cohen show has been a frightening eye-opener.”

- Norm Macdonald, also just figuring shit out as an adult

The Crack Emcee said...

This was almost touching: Neil deGrasse Tyson Defends Elon Musk Smoking Weed with Joe Rogan

The Crack Emcee said...

"The left wing bent found in many of American history textbooks can be traced to the post-World War Two era, when progressive scholars from Germany who came to the U.S. infused their progressive politics into the education system. Making a mark on education is an "effective" way to change a culture, Oliver noted."

"Gee, I wonder what else they brought with them?" he asked, as the sound of NewAge chimes wafted through the wind, from a house filled with seemingly-gentle, but totally unreasonable Nazi Supermen and Superwomen, overly-concerned about their health and so in love with nature and yoga it borders on obsession, to the eyes of any modern (normal) city dweller, raised on mere P.E..