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    by lobo91 ( 71 Comments › )
    Filed under Open thread at October 10th, 2019 - 9:22 am

    Here’s a new thread to replace the stale one

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    1. 1 | October 10, 2019 9:42 am

      The so-called “wind event” in Northern California never really materialized outside the norm for this time of year. 35 mph gusts are not unusual; indeed, I’ve seen several days of upper 90 temps and wind gusts of 50 where I live. Meanshile, NO unusual wind in the critical period in Solano County -actually it was completely calm. So why the crazy shutoffs? They started cutting power, as a matter of fact, 18 hours in advance of the wind event’s anticipated start. WHY?

      All you have to do is look at a calendar. The dreadful fires that devoured Napa and Sonoma were two years ago TODAY. So of course this will be mentioned in the news – with plenty of where are they now stories. Weather predicts high winds. Perfect time to stage a shutdown. Sue us into bankruptcy? Eat it, California. Here’s your punishment; and we’ll be doing this any damn time we feel like it.

      All this done with the sanction of Gavin Newsom and the Public Utilities Commission. Based in Sacramento. Who tell us it’s a good thing PG&E is doing. What they don’t tell you is that Sacramento is not served by PG&E – it’s served by SMUD – the Sacramento Municipal Utilities District. They were never going to be inconvenienced by the shutdown.


    2. yenta-fada
      2 | October 10, 2019 1:11 pm

      @ The Barbarian:

      It’s really interesting to see how different regions handle the same green agenda while trying to hide the rising costs of keeping up high standards. Marty Armstrong says that if you put the government in charge of a desert they would run out of sand.

      @lobo. Thanks for fresh thread.


    3. 3 | October 10, 2019 1:45 pm

      @ yenta-fada:

      California Democrats have taken us from the state where everything you touch turns to gold to everything you touch turns to s**t.

      Closed nuclear power plants “as a precaution” – designed to withstand earthquakes. Because Hollywood made a movie.


    4. yenta-fada
      4 | October 10, 2019 2:45 pm

      Found an interesting Conservative news site. Must check it out.

      https://www.citizenfreepress.com/

      First article is the huge cost of Trudolt’s NDA. Catnip.


    5. yenta-fada
      5 | October 10, 2019 2:47 pm

      @ yenta-fada:

      Warning. ‘The Buffalo Chronicle’ is a questionable site to source your catnip.


    6. eaglesoars
      6 | October 10, 2019 3:17 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:

      The so-called “wind event” in Northern California never really materialized outside the norm for this time of year. 35 mph gusts are not unusual;

      The normal Santa Ana winds are 40 mph and PG&E can only go by what the meteorologists tell them. Sue them into bankruptcy and there is no way they’re going to take the risk of more liability.

      But my favorite part of all this is – the electric car people. AHAHAHAHAHA!! Learn to pedal a bike, Sparky (note: ‘Sparky’ is on the license plate of the electric car down the street. I thought it was very cute).


    7. 8 | October 10, 2019 5:40 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Gavin Newsom went on Twitter yesterday proclaiming the great use of electric cars by California trying to put a slam on President Trump. Needless to say…it didn’t end well for him.

      Did you see the story that QuidProJoe Biden took $900K from Ukraine to lobby on their behalf? Did he register his work on behalf of a foreign entity? Because that looks REALLY suspicious – especially since I seem to recall Paul Manafort was charged for that same thing?


    8. eaglesoars
      9 | October 10, 2019 6:10 pm

      @ The Barbarian:

      I saw that he got the $900k, I didn’t see for what. Yeah, that’s a FARA violation. Also, registered lobbyists have to file quarterly lobbying reports, one for each client. I know this because Hubby is one. They’re filed with the Senate and the House and failure to file is like a $10K fine.

      I didn’t see the Newsom remark about electric cars. I see gas is $4/gal in Cali now, but it’s moot as there’s no elect to pump the stuff.


    9. eaglesoars
      10 | October 10, 2019 6:23 pm

      So this Fox poll everybody’s talking about showing high approval for impeachment. The sampling bias was apparently egregious, 48% Dems

      This is what Gallop shows the nat’l distribution of political affiliation

      Dems – 31%
      Reps – 29%
      Indp – 38%

      https://twitter.com/rising_serpent/status/1182408331371208705/photo/1


    10. eaglesoars
      11 | October 10, 2019 6:41 pm

      Minneapolis mayor is having all porta-pottys removed from outside Trump rally venue! Talk about petty!

      https://twitter.com/Real_Patriot911/status/1182350996900630528


    11. coldwarrior
      12 | October 10, 2019 6:51 pm

      back in the day i was steeped in simon and garfunkle.

      hadnt listed to them in almost 20 years.

      wow.

      i dont know what to say.

      brilliance.


    12. 13 | October 10, 2019 7:23 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Indies severely UNDERSAMPLED as well. This is what happens when you put Paul Ryan on your advisory board.

      @ eaglesoars:

      He also apparently had the HEAT turned up on the skywalk where people were lined up to get in. He’s a walking turd.


    13. 14 | October 10, 2019 7:30 pm

      @ coldwarrior:
      “Sound of Silence” is a good example. Disturbed did a cover of it and it shows the genius of the song writing.


    14. coldwarrior
      15 | October 10, 2019 7:34 pm

      @ PaladinPhil:
      Dorian can vouch for the system.

      Damn.


    15. eaglesoars
      16 | October 10, 2019 7:38 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:

      This is what happens when you put Paul Ryan on your advisory board

      This isn’t on Ryan. This is the same polling company they’ve used for a long time, Beacon (Dem) and Shawn (Rep).

      Fox always puts the polling org at the bottom of their polls so when you see people spouting off on twitter about it, you can tell if they’ve actually read the fine print. Morons.


    16. eaglesoars
      17 | October 10, 2019 7:38 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      This is the same polling company they’ve used for a long time, Beacon (Dem) and Shawn (Rep).

      As Trump has noted, Fox polls usually suck


    17. 18 | October 10, 2019 7:40 pm

      Speaking of good music. Try this Toronto band on for size…

      https://youtu.be/B9FzVhw8_bY


    18. AZfederalist
      19 | October 10, 2019 8:01 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:

      Weather predicts high winds. Perfect time to stage a shutdown. Sue us into bankruptcy? Eat it, California. Here’s your punishment; and we’ll be doing this any damn time we feel like it.

      “Out of an abundance of caution”


    19. AZfederalist
      20 | October 10, 2019 8:06 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:

      All this done with the sanction of Gavin Newsom and the Public Utilities Commission. Based in Sacramento. Who tell us it’s a good thing PG&E is doing. What they don’t tell you is that Sacramento is not served by PG&E – it’s served by SMUD – the Sacramento Municipal Utilities District. They were never going to be inconvenienced by the shutdown.

      … and this would all be resolved if the electric companies could just keep the brush down around their utility lines. Like they do everywhere else that is not California


    20. eaglesoars
      21 | October 10, 2019 8:06 pm

      uh huh

      Portland Trail Blazers Join Boycott Against Israel

      As the NBA is facing outrage after the general manager of the Houston Rockets capitulated to censorship by the Chinese communist government, the Trail Blazers quietly severed ties with the manufacturer Leupold, which has a contract to produce accessories for the Israeli Defense Forces.

      https://freebeacon.com/issues/portland-trail-blazers-join-boycott-against-israel/


    21. AZfederalist
      22 | October 10, 2019 8:08 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:

      Because that looks REALLY suspicious – especially since I seem to recall Paul Manafort was charged for that same thing?

      If we lived in a country governed by the rule of law, that would be an issue. Since we now live in a country where the law is applied at whim to certain people and ignored for others, this is standard operating procedure.


    22. lobo91
      23 | October 10, 2019 8:09 pm

      And we come full circle:

      Joe Biden Identified As Democrat The Whistleblower Was Associated With

      The 2020 Democratic candidate with whom the CIA whistleblower had a “professional” tie is Joe Biden, according to intelligence officers and former White House officials.

      Lawyers for the whistleblower said he had worked only “in the executive branch.” The Washington Examiner has established that he is a career CIA analyst who was detailed to the National Security Council at the White House and has since left. On Sept. 26, the New York Times reported that he was a CIA officer. On Oct. 4, the newspaper added that he “was detailed to the National Security Council at one point.”

      Michael Atkinson, the Intelligence Community’s inspector general, told members of Congress that the whistleblower had a “professional tie” to a 2020 Democratic candidate. He had written earlier that while the whistleblower’s complaint was credible, he had shown “some indicia of an arguable political bias … in favor of a rival political candidate.”

      A retired CIA officer told the Washington Examiner, “From everything we know about the whistleblower and his work in the executive branch then, there is absolutely no doubt he would have been working with Biden when he was vice president.”


    23. AZfederalist
      24 | October 10, 2019 8:11 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      So this Fox poll everybody’s talking about showing high approval for impeachment. The sampling bias was apparently egregious, 48% Dems

      This is what Gallop shows the nat’l distribution of political affiliation

      Dems – 31%
      Reps – 29%
      Indp – 38%

      https://twitter.com/rising_serpent/status/1182408331371208705/photo/1

      … and that poll and the breathless reporting by Fox is the reason I switched my News tab on my browser at work to OANN. I’m done with Fox, they’ve gone to the dark side. Hope the Murdoch boys enjoy their uptown cocktail parties while the network plummets to CNN/MSDNC rating territory


    24. AZfederalist
      25 | October 10, 2019 8:12 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      So this Fox poll everybody’s talking about showing high approval for impeachment. The sampling bias was apparently egregious, 48% Dems

      Which means they only needed 3% RINOs and/or liberal “independents” to voice approval to get their 51% number.


    25. eaglesoars
      26 | October 10, 2019 8:16 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      there is absolutely no doubt he would have been working with Biden when he was vice president.”

      once you think about it, it’s like – well, damn, it’s so obvious


    26. eaglesoars
      27 | October 10, 2019 8:18 pm

      AZfederalist wrote:

      I switched my News tab on my browser at work to OANN. I’m done with Fox

      I still watch Tucker and Hannity. I like OANN but for some reason Posobiec makes my teeth itch


    27. coldwarrior
      28 | October 10, 2019 8:35 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Posobiec makes my teeth itch

      too much tequila does that to me.

      juss sayin


    28. rain of lead
      29 | October 10, 2019 8:46 pm

      Tequila Sunrise
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R06CwkXpqrM


    29. 30 | October 10, 2019 8:47 pm

      It was in the low 60’s this morning. We’re at 41 right now.

      Having dinner, picking up a couple of prescriptions for my dental surgery tomorrow, heading home and turning the fireplace on. Love the gas fire! Quick, easy, and no mess to clean up.


    30. rain of lead
      31 | October 10, 2019 8:55 pm

      @ right_wing2:

      when I was growing up it was always my job to shovel the ashes out of the fireplace


    31. eaglesoars
      32 | October 10, 2019 9:13 pm

      right_wing2 wrote:

      Love the gas fire!

      jealous


    32. eaglesoars
      33 | October 10, 2019 9:20 pm

      McMaster

      that’s the whistleblower


    33. eaglesoars
      34 | October 10, 2019 9:22 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      McMaster

      that’s the whistleblower

      sorry hit enter too soon. that’s the whistleblower CONNECTION


    34. eaglesoars
      35 | October 10, 2019 9:29 pm

      AHAHAHAHAHA!

      Deutsche Bank tells the court they don’t have any of Trump’s tax returns

      https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/10/business/deutsche-bank-trump-tax-returns.html?smid=tw-nytpolitics&smtyp=cur


    35. rain of lead
      36 | October 10, 2019 9:40 pm

      Black Water
      Doobie Brothers

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km4-eKvv3EM


    36. rain of lead
      37 | October 10, 2019 10:02 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      stepping on rakes
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WZLJpMOxS4


    37. Possum
      38 | October 10, 2019 10:07 pm

      Today’s words of wisdom from The Possum.

      If at first you do not succeed.

      Never try sky diving.

      Thank you, and good night.


    38. eaglesoars
      39 | October 10, 2019 10:12 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:

      stepping on rakes
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WZLJpMOxS4

      everybody’s good at something


    39. AZfederalist
      40 | October 10, 2019 10:38 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      I still watch Tucker and Hannity. I like OANN but for some reason Posobiec makes my teeth itch

      I only read the headlines, so the pundit don’t matter much. But now that you mention it, I will miss reading Tucker’s pieces. I may have to visit once in a while for those.


    40. eaglesoars
      41 | October 10, 2019 10:43 pm

      @ AZfederalist:

      I don’t always agree with him, but his positions are always well thought thru.


    41. eaglesoars
      42 | October 10, 2019 10:47 pm

      This is great. I gather CNN’s town hall was about ‘equity’ and LGBT -qieoisje, whatever the hell it is these days.

      Anyhoo…it got a little out of hand when a black trans woman came charging from the audience yelling at CNN for ‘erasing’ black trans.

      I can’t stop laughing (altho it pisses me off that these people somehow do their make up better than I can do mine)

      https://twitter.com/rising_serpent/status/1182486533078749187


    42. Aussie Infidel
      43 | October 10, 2019 11:48 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Posobiec makes my teeth itch

      too much tequila does that to me.

      juss sayin

      The Scots are drowning in their Japanese whiskey just about now as the typhoon sweeps across Japan and allows the Japanese Rugby team to advance out of group play into the knockout stage. The AB vs Italy and the Brits are also washed out by the cyclone. Everyone involved in washed out games get 2 points and the games are classified as being drawn Nill All

      . There are some VERY cranky Scots wandering around Tokyo now.

      🙂


    43. eaglesoars
      44 | October 10, 2019 11:56 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      cranky Scots

      the best kind!

      bedtime, later


    44. rain of lead
      45 | October 11, 2019 7:01 am

      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/10/10/if-accurate-the-impeachment-game-is-over-fake-whistleblower-lawyers-now-retreat-from-testimonial-appearance/

      The Wall Street Journal is reporting the anonymous gossipers’ lawyers are now requesting official impeachment testimony by letters not an in-person appearance.

      bwahahahahahahahahah


    45. rain of lead
      46 | October 11, 2019 7:01 am

      oh, happy friday y’all


    46. 47 | October 11, 2019 7:57 am

      I’m trying to understand how there could be grounds for impeachment when Ukrainian President Zelensky didn’t feel pressured, when he didn’t even know about the delay in aid and when Trump was acting under law requiring corruption be investigated.

      Was it that Slow Joe’s name was mentioned? Are we supposed to believe that if Trump hadn’t mentioned Biden’s name that the left wouldn’t have claimed any request for investigation of corruption was just a “dog whistle” for Biden?


    47. rain of lead
      48 | October 11, 2019 8:05 am

      best news roundup of the day

      The Morning Report – 10/11/19

      http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=383718


    48. RIX
      49 | October 11, 2019 9:00 am

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfVsfOSbJY0
      What day is it? It’s Friday.
      After posting this video I will be in my reinforced bunker.


    49. eaglesoars
      50 | October 11, 2019 9:25 am

      Eric Ciaramella

      that name might be popping up


    50. eaglesoars
      51 | October 11, 2019 9:29 am

      Greta Thunberg DID NOT get the Nobel Peace prize

      Somebody from Ethiopia got for actually doing something


    51. 52 | October 11, 2019 9:34 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      AHAHAHAHAHA!

      Deutsche Bank tells the court they don’t have any of Trump’s tax returns

      https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/10/business/deutsche-bank-trump-tax-returns.html?smid=tw-nytpolitics&smtyp=cur

      Oh dear. Looks like No-Nads is gonna be let down once again. You know what poll I have NOT seen and yet you’d think it would be one that should be taken. “Should Nancy Pelosi Hold a Floor Vote to Authorize an Impeachment Inquiry”?


    52. 53 | October 11, 2019 9:36 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Greta Thunberg DID NOT get the Nobel Peace prize

      Somebody from Ethiopia got for actually doing something

      I’m waiting for the 24 hours of backlash as to why Garbo 2.0 should have gotten it.


    53. eaglesoars
      54 | October 11, 2019 9:49 am

      The Barbarian wrote:

      I’m waiting for the 24 hours of backlash as to why Garbo 2.0 should have gotten it.

      are you KIDDING?? The entire known universe is going “oh thank you god, get that little mutant brat off the stage”


    54. 55 | October 11, 2019 10:08 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      I was referring to the backlash that was going to happen on Twitter to the Gaia worshippers who were infesting threads with the “Greta is the New Jesus” mantra and claiming she was the ONLY serious contender for the Peace Prize when her appearance before the U.N. was criticized. I’m pretty sure the World in general doesn’t give a crap about this twit. But she’s taking her tour to Denver today.

      Call me when she flies to Shanghai.


    55. 56 | October 11, 2019 10:14 am

      Weaselblower wants to “testify” in writing. That’s not testimony; that’s a declaration. Someone is VERY afraid of cross-examination.


    56. eaglesoars
      57 | October 11, 2019 10:39 am

      The Barbarian wrote:

      “Greta is the New Jesus”

      really? somebody should nail her to a cross and see what happens


    57. 58 | October 11, 2019 11:23 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      We could retire the national debt by selling lottery tickets for the privilege.

      Which teaches me a real lesson. I remember listening to that Attention Whore Drama Queen David Hogg one day and thinking “could anyone BE more insufferable than this asshat?”

      Two years later, Garbo 2.0 comes along to say “hold my beer.”


    58. eaglesoars
      59 | October 11, 2019 11:45 am

      The Barbarian wrote:

      Two years later, Garbo 2.0 comes along to say “hold my beer.”

      Harry and Meghan, aka Ginge & Cringe are tied for 1st. Today, in honor of some SJW/politically correct day, they released a throw-back video of Meghan scolding people for some form of sexism.

      She was 11


    59. 60 | October 11, 2019 12:37 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      And here it comes…from the “news” magazine everyone has forgotten exists (everywhere but on Twitter):


    60. 61 | October 11, 2019 12:40 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Rumor is the Queen is fed up with the two of them.
      No matter what you do, “Cringe”, you will never outshine or be Kate. EVER.


    61. rain of lead
      62 | October 11, 2019 1:00 pm

      @ The Barbarian:
      No, “it’s hey y’all watch this!”


    62. eaglesoars
      63 | October 11, 2019 1:14 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:

      from the “news” magazine everyone has forgotten exists (everywhere but on Twitter):

      and everybody is “Ethiopia has a prime minister?”


    63. 64 | October 11, 2019 1:26 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Most of those ignoramuses only know that Ethiopia even exists from watching the Live Aid reenactment from “Bohemian Rhapsody.”


    64. AZfederalist
      65 | October 11, 2019 2:18 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      cranky Scots

      the best kind!

      Not for the Japanese they may happen to meet


    65. AZfederalist
      66 | October 11, 2019 2:26 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      The Barbarian wrote:

      I’m waiting for the 24 hours of backlash as to why Garbo 2.0 should have gotten it.

      are you KIDDING?? The entire known universe is going “oh thank you god, get that little mutant brat off the stage”

      Umm, unfortunately, no: https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2019/10/11/wtf-newsweek-determined-to-get-to-the-bottom-of-why-greta-thunberg-was-snubbed-for-the-nobel-peace-prize/


    66. AZfederalist
      67 | October 11, 2019 2:28 pm

      @ AZfederalist:

      I see Barbarian beat me to it.


    67. rain of lead
      68 | October 11, 2019 4:58 pm

      Rapidly spreading wildfire destroys mobile homes in Calimesa, California

      https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/10/us/calimesa-california-fire-trnd/index.html

      but I thought cali had a plan for this?


    68. rain of lead
      69 | October 11, 2019 4:59 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      oh, nevermind, outside the cutoff area


    69. AZfederalist
      71 | October 11, 2019 11:33 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      I’m not getting that. His side is taking over Fox. Just not fast enough?


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