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Before there were crash-test dummies…

by Bunk X ( 139 Comments › )
Filed under Blogmocracy, Cars & Trucks, Open thread at September 9th, 2020 - 3:11 am

Not sure the date and location of this metal sculpture, but it appears that the artisan likes how it turned out. It’s titled “DNC2020.”


Let’s see if this post magically resolves the comment problem downstairs. Installing the new WordPress version issued 1 September would be a mistake IMO. It sucks bidens and you won’t like it.

Carry on, me bloogs.

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139 Responses to “Before there were crash-test dummies…”
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  1. 1 | September 9, 2020 3:16 am

    Test EEEEE


  2. 2 | September 9, 2020 3:17 am

    Bunk X wrote:

    Test EEEEE

    Test EEEE


  3. 3 | September 9, 2020 3:20 am

    @ Bunk X:
    The above are dedicated to E.T., Eddie Torres.


  4. Deplorable Martian Overlord
    4 | September 9, 2020 4:04 am

    What a night. My very expensive router just went to crap. Just keeps rebooting over and over. Factory reset did nothing. Don’t know what the hell to do. Can’t afford to replace it right now. Don’t really want to run my credit cards back up. Crap.


  5. RIX
    5 | September 9, 2020 8:18 am

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-nominated-for-nobel-peace-prize-by-norwegian-official
    Good morning. President Trump nominated for Nobel Prize for his just brokered Middle Easy peace deal.
    How will CNN handle it? ” Trump nominated for Nobel Prize. Vitriolic smears right after this commercial message from Starbucks.


  6. lobo91
    6 | September 9, 2020 9:36 am

    @ RIX:

    Wait…you’re supposed to get the Nobel Prize for something?


  7. 7 | September 9, 2020 10:12 am

    @ Bunk X:

    Bunk – LOVED that video you posted on Facebook. Did you post it here?


  8. 8 | September 9, 2020 10:15 am

    I wonder….is Roger Goodell biting his nails in advance of the NFL Season Opener tomorrow night? Because in a recent interview, he was already making excuses as to why the ratings this season might be poor. And, surprisingly, he never mentioned how his allowing the league to become more politicized might be a factor.

    And now they want Krapperdick in the Hall of Fame. If they do, I can see a lot of current inductees resigning, since it no longer carries any honor or distinction to be part of it.


  9. 9 | September 9, 2020 10:20 am

    Wednesday is “Kick Cancer’s Butt Day”, and all donations are matched up to $1 million.

    After just over a week, I’ve ridden over 60 miles.

    https://greatcyclechallenge.com/Riders/BruceRoepke


  10. RIX
    10 | September 9, 2020 11:36 am

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ RIX:

    Wait…you’re supposed to get the Nobel Prize for something?

    Nah, Obama got it just for being fabulous.


  11. AZfederalist
    11 | September 9, 2020 11:37 am

    The Barbarian wrote:

    Because in a recent interview, he was already making excuses as to why the ratings this season might be poor. And, surprisingly, he never mentioned how his allowing the league to become more politicized might be a factor.

    We’re in the Denver area visiting right now. The Guvn’r is going to allow 5700 fans in to the stadium to watch the game in person. … and maybe, if people behave themselves, they might allow more fans in as the season progresses. Into a stadium that has a 76,000+ capacity.


  12. RIX
    12 | September 9, 2020 11:38 am

    @ The Barbarian:
    Goodel is a pandering fool. But he get’s the Benjamins.


  13. 13 | September 9, 2020 12:50 pm

    It is 9:45 a.m. in Oakland.
    Right now the sky outside is as dark as it is when I usually get to the office at 6:15 a.m.


  14. Deplorable Bumr50
    14 | September 9, 2020 1:40 pm

    @ RIX:

    The NFL makes enough TV money to sustain itself without fans in the seats. The NBA and especially the NHL are in real trouble due to Covid restrictions, as gate receipts are a much larger percentage of their earnings.


  15. RIX
    15 | September 9, 2020 1:57 pm

    Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

    @ RIX:

    The NFL makes enough TV money to sustain itself without fans in the seats. The NBA and especially the NHL are in real trouble due to Covid restrictions, as gate receipts are a much larger percentage of their earnings.

    That’s a good point.


  16. 16 | September 9, 2020 2:33 pm

    @ RIX:

    Of course, it’s the NETWORKS that will be taking a hit. DirecTV is probably going to lose big on the Sunday Ticket franchise because not only are the home subscribers not renewing (like mine) but the big money comes from bars and restaurants that offer it to their customers and who pay a much higher premium for the service. Bars are not open. Restaurants are not open. And even if they were, the capacity restrictions are going to be such that the establishments will not see a profit; so I imagine they are canceling as well and will order it again if and when it will be beneficial to them.

    The networks have a different problem. They sell ads at prices based on ratings. If the ratings don’t materialize, the networks are then forced to go back and give those advertisers either reduced or even FREE ads at the latter part of the season.

    What I’d love to see is the contracts between DirecTV and the Networks for rights to carry. Because I really think the case can be made by each of these entities that the severe decline in ratings (which I think there will be) is due to the NFL’s own policies and behavior. And if that’s the case, there may be grounds for breach and opportunity to renegotiate. And that’s going to hit them in the pocketbook.


  17. 17 | September 9, 2020 2:45 pm

    Well, it’s improving here somewhat.
    Now it looks like 6:30 a.m.

    Gavin ought to be worried that four guys on horseback are going to show up.


  18. 18 | September 9, 2020 3:14 pm

    @ The Barbarian:
    Not sure which vid you’re referring to. This one?
    https://tackyraccoons.com/2020/09/09/three-two-one/


  19. 20 | September 9, 2020 3:24 pm

    @ The Barbarian:
    12:24PM here – Orange county has orange skies, darker about 10-20 miles to the east.


  20. 21 | September 9, 2020 3:47 pm

    @ The Barbarian:
    Or was it this one:
    https://twitter.com/SteveInmanUIC/status/1302627208058421248


  21. 22 | September 9, 2020 3:50 pm

    BTW, Internet Septic Engineer taught me how to trouble-shoot blog anomalies, and my comments on top are test tickles. Thanks, ISTE!


  22. darkwords
    23 | September 9, 2020 4:48 pm

    @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:
    See if you can find an ARCHER TP-Link router. They work well enough and mine was $30. Not the latest model.


  23. 24 | September 9, 2020 5:29 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    @ The Barbarian:
    Or was it this one:
    https://twitter.com/SteveInmanUIC/status/1302627208058421248

    That one.


  24. 25 | September 9, 2020 5:31 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    @ The Barbarian:
    12:24PM here – Orange county has orange skies, darker about 10-20 miles to the east.

    So it’s covering the entire STATE? Holy cow – I thought it was just us up here in the Bay Area. I mean it’s 2:30 in the afternoon and outside it looks like it did in San Francisco the day of the Oakland Hills Fire. In this case the smoke is actually ABOVE the low clouds. And it’s frickin’ COLD. Where I live yesterday at this time it was over 100 degrees. Right now it’s 88.


  25. Deplorable Martian Overlord
    26 | September 9, 2020 5:52 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:
    See if you can find an ARCHER TP-Link router. They work well enough and mine was $30. Not the latest model.

    Stole my kids router and am using it to hold myself over. Surprisingly I’m getting better coverage and speeds. I think it’s because it has wifi 6. I also think I’ve found my next router. Instead of going with another asus gt ac5300 I’ll go with the ax5400. Cheaper but with wifi 6, faster speeds, better range. Nice part is, I have a time now, Never thought the small router I bought for the kids for my mesh network would have better whole house coverage than my giant gaming router.


  26. eaglesoars
    27 | September 9, 2020 6:47 pm

    and fire the idiots who made this decision. They probably make more than the the Navy was paying the priests, so there’s your cost savings

    The United States Navy, or the Department of Defense, will NOT be cancelling its contract with Catholic Priests who serve our men and women in the Armed Forces so well, and with such great compassion & skill. This will no longer be eve

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1303698549054607360


  27. 28 | September 9, 2020 7:12 pm

    Gavin Newsome must REALLY be depressed. He can’t find a way to logically blame the current situation in California on either PG&E or President Trump.


  28. 29 | September 9, 2020 7:26 pm

    @ The Barbarian:
    Global warming>climate change >Trump’s fault.


  29. lobo91
    30 | September 9, 2020 7:36 pm

    @ The Barbarian:

    Where I live yesterday at this time it was over 100 degrees. Right now it’s 88.

    It was in the low 90s here over the weekend.

    Today’s high was around 45, with rain and 40-50 mph winds.


  30. darkwords
    31 | September 9, 2020 8:08 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Trump is impressing me a lot with his calling BS on government hacks. No one. No one else would do that. they would all form blue ribbon panels for analysis and discussion before adjourning to the local bars.


  31. darkwords
    32 | September 9, 2020 8:12 pm

    Biden Campaign policies.

    Make racial equity part of the Federal Reserve.

    The Federal Reserve Racial and Economic Equity Act will require the Federal Reserve System (Fed) to use its existing authorities to address the ongoing crisis of racial inequality and disparities in economic outcomes. This bill has three primary components:

    1. Makes Reducing Inequality Part of the Fed’s Mission: This bill adds a new section to the Federal Reserve Act that would require the Fed to carry out its functions in a way that “minimizes and eliminates racial disparities in employment, wages, wealth, and access to affordable credit.”

    2. Ensures that Racial Economic Disparities are Not Ignored: This legislation requires the Federal Reserve Chair to identify in his or her semiannual testimony before Congress:

    (1) the existing disparities in employment, income and wealth across racial and ethnic groups and (2) how the Fed is using its authorities to reduce these disparities.

    3. Requires Robust Reporting on Disparities in Labor Force Trends: This bill requires the Fed’s Semiannual Monetary Policy Report that the Fed releases in conjunction with the Chair’s testimony to include recent labor force trends with “a comparison among different demographic groups, including race, gender, and educational attainment.”


  32. 33 | September 9, 2020 8:47 pm

    Remember the mystery seeds from China? Some were alarmed.

    “The emails between public officials and scientists, who were dealing with a difficult situation, seem efficient, professional, and appropriately cautious. But communication from the general public is concerning. People planted seeds even when expressly told not to. Hundreds of people had no idea whether they had ever ordered seeds, or how to check. Some people called 911. Others ate the seeds. Others ordered something specific, got what they ordered from who they ordered it from, then still panicked. Others were furious they had to pay for postage to send the seeds to the government. From one recipient in North Carolina: “I did not receive seeds. I received a suspicious package from China with a spoon and a fork in it my concerns are that it is full of Covid.”

    https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/akz9qk/hundreds-of-americans-planted-chinese-mystery-seeds


  33. eaglesoars
    34 | September 9, 2020 8:54 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    Make racial equity part of the Federal Reserve.

    how to implement Death to America


  34. 35 | September 9, 2020 8:55 pm

    @ The Barbarian:
    Guy got arrested for setting fires in Oregon, too. Looks like he/they drove down I-5, south of Portland all the way to Medford, firing up forest to the east.


  35. 36 | September 9, 2020 8:57 pm

    @ The Barbarian:
    Our stuff is coming from San Bernardino/Riverside/Inyo area. The plume is high above us now, blowing south (offshore).


  36. 37 | September 9, 2020 9:00 pm

    @ lobo91:
    Up yours.


  37. 38 | September 9, 2020 9:02 pm

    @ darkwords:
    Sounds like the ghost of Barney Frank lives.


  38. AZfederalist
    40 | September 9, 2020 11:21 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ The Barbarian:

    Where I live yesterday at this time it was over 100 degrees. Right now it’s 88.

    It was in the low 90s here over the weekend.

    Today’s high was around 45, with rain and 40-50 mph winds.

    We are visiting in the Denver area. I mowed Mom & Dad’s yard Monday, it got to 93 degrees. Tuesday was rain and snow with a high of 43 at midnight.


  39. coldwarrior
    41 | September 10, 2020 12:31 am

    thanx bunk. it got real busy here over the last few days. one more shift to go then 10 days on the beach and some shark fishing.


  40. coldwarrior
    42 | September 10, 2020 12:34 am

    lobo91 wrote:

    It was in the low 90s here over the weekend.

    Today’s high was around 45, with rain and 40-50 mph winds.

    sounds like PGH.


  41. AZfederalist
    43 | September 10, 2020 12:41 am

    Question for you CW: As mentioned above, we are visiting the Denver area; Mom & Dad have the local news on a lot. Today’s talking heads giggle bit was about what to do if you are wearing your mask and have to sneeze. According to somebody, you should sneeze in your mask because if you take it off, you defeat the purpose. Then you are to get out a spare mask since you have contaminated the one you are wearing. So, what strikes me: If you sneeze, those little 1/24 the size of the mask fiber viruses are going to be stripped from any droplets and propelled into wherever you are sneezing whereas if you sneeze into your elbow or a kleenex, you are going to capture whatever is expelled. Plus, who just sneezes one time? Am I missing something here?


  42. coldwarrior
    44 | September 10, 2020 12:47 am

    @ AZfederalist:

    sneeze into a mask that you have been wearing? think claymore mine.

    mask off, sneeze into your elbow if you are wearing a long sleeve shirt or into a large cloth and then throw it out and wash your hands.

    if a surgeon has to sneeze, he turns away from the patient and sneezes into a sterile OR towel, then has to get rid of the mask, re-scrub in, that means new gown and gloves and hat and mask. if have cannot be away form the operation for that long, the mask and gloves and gown have to be taken off in a certain way and chemicals are used to clean up the hands arms and face, then all is put back on.

    scrubbing in takes a very long time


  43. coldwarrior
    45 | September 10, 2020 12:49 am

    wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands, dont touch your face. dont go out if you are sick.

    wash your hands

    wash your hands


  44. 46 | September 10, 2020 12:51 am

    Good God. We’re doomed.


  45. 47 | September 10, 2020 12:52 am

    @ coldwarrior:
    You didn’t say Simon Says.


  46. AZfederalist
    48 | September 10, 2020 12:57 am

    @ coldwarrior:

    Thank-you, that’s what I thought. As well as the hand washing — From what I’ve read, that’s the key to staying healthy.


  47. coldwarrior
    49 | September 10, 2020 12:59 am

    Bunk X wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    You didn’t say Simon Says.

    dammit!


  48. coldwarrior
    50 | September 10, 2020 1:02 am

    AZfederalist wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:

    Thank-you, that’s what I thought. As well as the hand washing — From what I’ve read, that’s the key to staying healthy.

    yuge.

    its the single greatest thing ever for disease prevention.

    https://www.newsweek.com/this-why-soap-so-effective-stopping-spread-coronavirus-1491203


  49. darkwords
    51 | September 10, 2020 1:29 am

    @ Bunk X:
    I started getting this message also. I think its increased tracking by Google. I have a vpn and try and tighten the screws down. A lot of web sites complain to me.


  50. RIX
    52 | September 10, 2020 5:49 am

    @ The Barbarian:
    Goodell is a dumpster fire for the NFL. His effort to rehabilitate Kapernick is nothing but virtue signaling.
    The owners should dump him. Goodell is an exhibit oh if you believe nothing you will fall for anything.


  51. coldwarrior
    53 | September 10, 2020 9:01 am

    RIX wrote:

    The owners should dump him.

    he is owned lock, stock, and barrel by robert kraft.

    i quit watching after the pats were allowed to get away with cheating every year. the kapernick affair just iced it for me.


  52. RIX
    54 | September 10, 2020 9:04 am

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/09/new-book-reveals-general-mad-dog-mattis-discussed-secret-military-coup-president-trump-serving-white-house/
    @ Gateway Pundit
    This is just great. Apparently Maddog Mattis was contemplating a military coup.
    He must have read Seven Days in May and was disappointed with the ending.
    I think that Mattis has Napoleonic complex.


  53. eaglesoars
    55 | September 10, 2020 9:36 am

    @ RIX:

    why would you believe anything Woodward has to say? He’s been lying his entire career. That signal Deepthroat and he supposedly used to communicate? When Woodward wanted a meeting, he’d move a flowerpot on his balcony that could be seen from a parking garage next door? Yeah, no. Somebody walked thru all of Woodward’s stuff – that balcony is not visible from the garage. Remember when Woodward said he sneaked into the hospital to interview Bob Casey, Dir CIA, when he was dying from a brain tumor? Hugh Hewitt interviewed Casey’s doctor who blew it out of the water. Casey’s room was guarded, no one got in or out and Casey was not able to communicate. And I’m sorry, but whatever else Mattis is, stupid isn’t on the list. Treason via military coup is not something he’s going to discuss with a civilian.

    Did anyone ask Dan Coates to confirm? Yeah, I’ll wait.


  54. eaglesoars
    56 | September 10, 2020 9:46 am

    The first domino to fall was Woodward’s contention that Deep Throat was Felt and Felt only, and not a composite character based on numerous sources. The journalist Ed Gray demolished this myth when he completed In Nixon’s Web (2008), the posthumous memoir of his father, L. Patrick Gray III, the acting FBI director during Watergate. In this the Grays benefited from access not only to Woodward’s notes and papers at the University of Texas but also from Pat Gray’s own FBI archive (45 boxes’ worth). In Nixon’s Web exposed how Woodward’s reporting attributed information to Deep Throat that Mark Felt simply could not have known in November 1973, at the time of their last (alleged) meeting in a garage in Rosslyn, Virginia. The book also showed that Woodward’s Deep Throat file included notes from an interview he had conducted not with Mark Felt but with another source at the time, whom the Grays confirmed to be Justice Department official Don Santarelli. Pressed on such matters, Woodward dismissed them as “technical, wiring-diagram issues.”

    More recently, we have learned that among those harboring deep skepticism about Woodward’s account of Deep Throat—so critical to the Washington Post’s coverage of Watergate, and to the Woodward legacy—was the man to whose memory The Last of the President’s Men is dedicated: Ben Bradlee, the executive editor who oversaw that coverage.

    Rummaging through Bradlee’s papers for an authorized biography, Jeff Himmelman—himself a trusted former researcher to Woodward—came across an unpublished 1990 interview in which Bradlee had confided his misgivings about Woodward’s reliability. “Did that potted [plant] incident ever happen?” Bradlee mused about the notion that Woodward moved a flowerpot on his balcony to signal for meetings with Deep Throat. Likewise, about the purported rendezvous in the garage, Bradlee wondered: “One meeting in the garage? Fifty meetings in the garage? I don’t know how many meetings [there were] in the garage.” He added: “There’s a residual fear in my soul that that isn’t quite straight.”

    Geoff Shepard laid bare the contortions that were required for Sirica to overlook Woodward and Bernstein’s brazen interference with the grand-jury process.
    Nor did Himmelman’s archival discoveries stop there. He also found contemporaneous notes showing that contrary to four decades of flat denials on the point by Woodward and Bernstein, the latter had indeed approached and interviewed a Watergate grand juror—a violation of law—and had deliberately misled the readers of All the President’s Men to portray the grand juror as an employee of the Nixon reelection campaign. Indeed, Himmelman exposed half a dozen lies, evasions, deceptions, misrepresentations, and other journalistic sleights of hand on a single page of All of the President’s Men.
    The final product was Yours in Truth: A Personal Portrait of Ben Bradlee (2012). Were it up to Woodward, the book’s explosive contents would have been suppressed. Writing in New York magazine, Himmelman recorded how Woodward sought to intimidate his former protégé:

    https://www.commentarymagazine.com/articles/james-rosen/bob-woodwards-sins-omission/


  55. eaglesoars
    57 | September 10, 2020 9:53 am

    In 1988, he published “Veil: The Secret Wars of the C.I.A., 1981-1987,” which contained his famous account of a deathbed conversation with William Casey, the former C.I.A. director. Casey, according to Woodward’s telling, admitted that he knew about the illegal diversion of monies from Iranian arms sales to the Nicaraguan Contras. “His head jerked up hard,” Woodward wrote. “He stared, and finally nodded yes.” “Why?” Woodward asked. Casey whispered, “I believed.” Did it happen like that? Even today, it’s a matter of dispute. In 2010, a former C.I.A. employee, who was part of Casey’s security detail, claimed Woodward “fabricated” the story after being turned away from Casey’s room at Georgetown University Hospital. Woodward dismissed the agent’s statement, saying agency guards were not present around the clock.

    https://www.newyorker.com/news/john-cassidy/bob-woodward-throws-an-interception?source=search_google_dsa_paid&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3e6EqN3e6wIVg5-zCh1M_QKwEAMYASAAEgICbvD_BwE


  56. 58 | September 10, 2020 9:59 am

    As of this morning, almost $11.8 million has been raised to fight kid’s cancer. 134,000 riders have ridden over 1.7 million miles.

    I’m at a little over $340, and am up to 77 miles.

    Thanks for the support!


  57. RIX
    59 | September 10, 2020 10:00 am

    @ eaglesoars:
    Yeah, you have to take Woodward with more than a grain of salt. Having said that I am not a fan of Mattis


  58. RIX
    60 | September 10, 2020 10:05 am

    https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2020/09/10/whoa-did-bob-woodward-leak-his-march-19-conversation-with-president-trump-to-joe-biden/
    @ Twitvhy
    Did Woodward like an interview with Trump back in March?
    Looks like it. There was no good reason to sit down with Woodward who you had to know would do a hit job.


  59. eaglesoars
    61 | September 10, 2020 10:12 am

    @ right_wing2:

    are you having fun?

    @ RIX:

    Me neither, but it looks like that’s par for the course when it comes to Pentagon big guns.


  60. eaglesoars
    62 | September 10, 2020 10:29 am

    Dammit. Diana Rigg has died. The magnificent Emma Peel.


  61. 63 | September 10, 2020 11:16 am

    @ eaglesoars:
    Yes, I am.

    It gives me a little bit more of an incentive to go out and exercise, and I’m raising money for a good cause!

    It was in the upper 40s this morning, so I cut my ride a little bit short. Hoping it’ll warm up this afternoon and over the weekend.


  62. 64 | September 10, 2020 11:22 am

    Not sure if I or someone else posted this, but it’s awesome.


  63. eaglesoars
    65 | September 10, 2020 11:25 am

    right_wing2 wrote:

    It was in the upper 40s this morning

    nope


  64. Deplorable Martian Overlord
    66 | September 10, 2020 3:03 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ AZfederalist:

    sneeze into a mask that you have been wearing? think claymore mine.

    mask off, sneeze into your elbow if you are wearing a long sleeve shirt or into a large cloth and then throw it out and wash your hands.

    if a surgeon has to sneeze, he turns away from the patient and sneezes into a sterile OR towel, then has to get rid of the mask, re-scrub in, that means new gown and gloves and hat and mask. if have cannot be away form the operation for that long, the mask and gloves and gown have to be taken off in a certain way and chemicals are used to clean up the hands arms and face, then all is put back on.

    scrubbing in takes a very long time

    That’s why this whole thing is such a blatant fraud. We have a talking head doc here in our state constantly on an ad on tv telling us that he’s proud that as a healthy person he’s protecting other healthy people by wearing a mask. Huh? WTF? That doesn’t even make sense, where the hell did he get his medical degree?


  65. 67 | September 10, 2020 3:59 pm

    @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:
    On Tuesday I was back in the clinic, dropped my mask when I was away from everyone. Got up to take a leak, forgot to put the mask back up and walked by everyone including staff. No one said anything, even when I spoke to them.

    It was my honest mistake, more for my protection than that of others, but the lack of concern is telling.


  66. Deplorable Martian Overlord
    68 | September 10, 2020 4:19 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:
    On Tuesday I was back in the clinic, dropped my mask when I was away from everyone. Got up to take a leak, forgot to put the mask back up and walked by everyone including staff. No one said anything, even when I spoke to them.

    It was my honest mistake, more for my protection than that of others, but the lack of concern is telling.

    Wish our clinic was like that. Admin staff has kittens if you don’t have a mask. Still won’t allow my disabled nephews to have appointments because they can’t wear the freaking things on their faces. Doctors have no say, admin controls all.


  67. eaglesoars
    69 | September 10, 2020 4:32 pm

    @ Bunk X:
    @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:

    We’re having torrential rains today. The Amazon delivery guy wore a mask to the door. In a biblical downpour. I assume he had more in his truck

    So there was a FOIA request (from I don’t know who yet) to get the phone recs from some members of the Mueller team, Andrew Weissmann among them.

    They all managed to wipe their phones ‘accidentally’. In Weissmann’s case, all 3 of his phones.

    Looking for links now


  68. eaglesoars
    70 | September 10, 2020 4:38 pm

    https://twitter.com/seanmdav/status/1304131579397189634

    Newly released DOJ records show that multiple top members of Mueller’s investigative team claimed to have “accidentally wiped” at least 15 (!) phones used during the anti-Trump investigation after the DOJ OIG asked for the devies to be handed over. https://justice.gov/oip/foia-library/general_topics/communications_strzok_and_page_09_04_20/download

    The OIG made the request and these people still pulled this. And people think there’s still ‘justice’ waiting out there?

    What a joke


  69. eaglesoars
    71 | September 10, 2020 4:41 pm


    NEW: .
    @KFIAM640
    has obtained an audio recording of LA County Public Health Director Dr. Ferrer repeatedly saying in a conference call that she doesn’t expect K-12 schools to reopen until “we are done with the election” in November. Listen to audio here:

    https://twitter.com/BillFOXLA/status/1304122388691337216https://twitter.com/BillFOXLA/status/1304122388691337216


  70. Deplorable Martian Overlord
    72 | September 10, 2020 4:54 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    NEW: .
    @KFIAM640
    has obtained an audio recording of LA County Public Health Director Dr. Ferrer repeatedly saying in a conference call that she doesn’t expect K-12 schools to reopen until “we are done with the election” in November. Listen to audio here:

    https://twitter.com/BillFOXLA/status/1304122388691337216https://twitter.com/BillFOXLA/status/1304122388691337216

    They are telegraphing their moves everywhere but part of the populace are just too damn stupid to get it. Another part are maliciously going along with it for power.


  71. darkwords
    73 | September 10, 2020 6:18 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    They should be prosecuted for failure to maintain public records.


  72. darkwords
    74 | September 10, 2020 6:20 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    The type of lawyer who can wipe these phones is the type of lawyer who can lie to the FISA court. The type of lawyer who likes to hoodwink judges. Then there are judges who would be ok with this.


  73. darkwords
    75 | September 10, 2020 6:22 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    My first true love. I’ll miss her.


  74. darkwords
    76 | September 10, 2020 6:28 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    I heard Woodward in the Trump interview. He seems sleazy. He seems of the mind that he thinks Trump is all ego and it was Woodward’s service to the country to egg Trump on. I think Trump knows that.

    Dana Perino says people wrote 3 books on GWB. The first time they said no to an interview and it was a bad book. The second time they said yes to an interview and it was a bad book. The third time they said yes but prepared for the book to be bad.


  75. rain of lead
    77 | September 10, 2020 6:36 pm

    hey y’all


  76. eaglesoars
    78 | September 10, 2020 6:49 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:
    They should be prosecuted for failure to maintain public records.

    Something I’m wondering about tho – these are gov’t issued phones and wouldn’t you think the gov’t maintains its own cloud system?

    In order to wipe the phone, you have to enter an incorrect password. TEN times in a row.

    A lot of ‘accidents’


  77. darkwords
    79 | September 10, 2020 7:03 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    One would think one would just lose a govt issued phone rather than wipe it? I would also think it would be implied guilt? A poison pill to the wipers work? And a guarantee they no longer are allowed to work in any capacity with the government.


  78. eaglesoars
    80 | September 10, 2020 7:05 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    I would also think it would be implied guilt?

    No, it’s an in your face ‘fuck you’.


  79. darkwords
    81 | September 10, 2020 7:13 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    That’s more likely. I have zero tolerance for these type of people.

    I seem pretty edgy about this ANTIFA rioting also. I’m much more likely to agitate someone online if I see them accepting ANTIFA. I just ignored it before 2020.


  80. AZfederalist
    82 | September 10, 2020 11:24 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Woodward dismissed the agent’s statement, saying agency guards were not present around the clock.

    … and that right there confirms that Woodward is a liar. When guards are posted, there are not missing shifts. That defeats the whole point.


  81. AZfederalist
    83 | September 10, 2020 11:26 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Diana Rigg has died. The magnificent Emma Peel.

    Oh, man, that’s too bad. Any red-blooded American male had a crush on that woman back when she was on the Avengers.


  82. AZfederalist
    84 | September 10, 2020 11:29 pm

    Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

    We have a talking head doc here in our state constantly on an ad on tv telling us that he’s proud that as a healthy person he’s protecting other healthy people by wearing a mask. Huh? WTF? That doesn’t even make sense,

    Nope, no sense at all. Healthy people don’t need to be protecting anyone from themselves. This is just nonsense and it looks like the powers that be want this idiocy to extend indefinitely


  83. AZfederalist
    85 | September 10, 2020 11:30 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    They all managed to wipe their phones ‘accidentally’. In Weissmann’s case, all 3 of his phones.

    Fine, “accidentally” prosecute them for destruction of evidence


  84. coldwarrior
    86 | September 11, 2020 12:48 am

    @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:
    35%.

    One in 3 is a commie.

    Then there are 35% who are patriots.


  85. darkwords
    87 | September 11, 2020 12:51 am

    @ AZfederalist:
    Yes this needs to be done. If the feds can’t bring themselves to do it…..


  86. darkwords
    88 | September 11, 2020 12:54 am

    Both my fantasy football leagues collapsed this year. These are die hard football fans and to a member all were disgusted with the NFL. One of them is watching Cricket instead.


  87. coldwarrior
    89 | September 11, 2020 12:57 am

    @ darkwords:
    I’ve taken cricket over the nfl for the past 8 years.

    A nice fast yorker is a thing of beauty


  88. 90 | September 11, 2020 1:54 am

    @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:
    Not only did she say it once, she said it twice. It was a confirmation of what we already knew – it’s all about Trump.


  89. 91 | September 11, 2020 1:59 am

    @ darkwords:
    Saw an interesting video of the guy who got gunned down on the street – the Patriot Prayer guy. The assassination was coordinated by a group, and the video was taken by a guy who was in on it. The operation was planned, there were scouts, false “medics” and witnesses. YouTube took it down, but I’ll try to find it elsewhere.


  90. 92 | September 11, 2020 2:04 am

    @ Bunk X:

    Here is another example of a takedown of an Amazon delivery truck in LA.

    A well-informed friend shared it with me:

    So the gimme free stuff crowd is moving on the smaller targets.
    Obviously preplanned. Watch for gathering BLM/Antifa communist democrat useful idiots ahead of any delivery schedule.

    Either Amazon dispatch is penetrated, or scout cars are bird doggin’ delivery trucks.

    Observe the Antifa lady get bulldozed by her comrades as she videos the event.
    A normal person would be in a safer location, dialing 911, and verbally describing what was going on. Urban ISIS small unit tactics on display.

    Maintain your distance from delivery trucks- observe and report. Do not get involved. Even if you saved the life of the driver, Amazon would give you up in a heartbeat!

    Observe the identifying clothes. Observe the vehicle patterns.

    Team one- black and red.
    Team two- all black.
    Team three- red and white.
    Team four- black and white.

    Public relations support group- regular civvy attire.

    Get away vehicles in the street.

    Cops in patrol cars would not be able to approach the crime scene.

    You have to assume that the blocking vehicles are threats.

    You would need a bus load of cops, in sprinter’s gear to even get close to the scene.

    You would need about a hundred cops to secure a perimeter, arriving from different directions, in multiple vehicles, with rapid bail-out capability to get enough cops, in enough positions, fast enough, to contain the crime scene.

    Where’s this leading? If good guys secure the grocery stores, BLM/Antifa will hit the delivery trucks at a stoplight someplace.

    Targeting sequence- personal use stuff- practice.

    Unit/team/organization -resupply stuff.

    Stuff that can be resold- pocket money.

    https://audio.nationalvanguard.com/swarm.mp4


  91. 93 | September 11, 2020 2:07 am

    @ Bunk X:This is the one I was looking for:

    Here’s a link to the video: Proof Antifa shooting of Trump supporter in Portland was an Assassination.

    YouTube removed it, but I had downloaded a copy, because I thought it would be “memory holed.”

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/0kwjx3p8wz5m9qy/Proof%20Antifa%20shooting%20of%20Trump%20supporter%20in%20Portland%20was%20an%20Assassination.mp4?dl=0


  92. eaglesoars
    94 | September 11, 2020 7:20 am

    Bunk X wrote:

    @ darkwords:
    Saw an interesting video of the guy who got gunned down on the street – the Patriot Prayer guy. The assassination was coordinated by a group, and the video was taken by a guy who was in on it. The operation was planned, there were scouts, false “medics” and witnesses. YouTube took it down, but I’ll try to find it elsewhere.

    A guy on twitter has it too, Carlos somebody.

    But the delivery truck scam I hadn’t heard about, good to know


  93. eaglesoars
    95 | September 11, 2020 8:54 am

    I don’t know man. Based on the yard signs I see, Biden will finish third behind Trump & we buy ugly houses.

    https://twitter.com/Real_G2DAZ/status/1303437872180101121

    The only polls that were worth the powder to blow them to hell in 2016 are still the only polls worth the powder to blow them to hell today.

    Crowd/rally size. No matter what the polls said in 2016, Hillary couldn’t get 6 people to show up to a back yard BBQ


  94. 96 | September 11, 2020 9:27 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    darkwords wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:
    They should be prosecuted for failure to maintain public records.

    Something I’m wondering about tho – these are gov’t issued phones and wouldn’t you think the gov’t maintains its own cloud system?

    In order to wipe the phone, you have to enter an incorrect password. TEN times in a row.

    A lot of ‘accidents’

    Also, for our firm-issued phones, we are REQUIRED to provide our IT Department the passcode for these phones. I am surprised that the DOJ did not have the same requirement.

    And we’re not talking ONE phone. We’re talking the phones of 15 lawyers. And yes, calls and texts would be in either a Cloud system or maintained by the phone’s carrier.


  95. 97 | September 11, 2020 9:29 am

    AZfederalist wrote:

    Oh, man, that’s too bad. Any red-blooded American male had a crush on that woman back when she was on the Avengers.

    And a whole new generation fell in love with her in Game of Thrones as the acid-tongued Oleanna of High Garden – the “Queen of Thornes.”


  96. 98 | September 11, 2020 9:53 am

    What may prove interesting in this whole phone “swiping” affair is that hopefully they’ll call in one of those jerks and begin threatening him/her with prosecution and a grand jury and that they’ll completely fold, and give the details of how this happened.

    Putting on my tin-foil hat, I’m thinking when Weissman saw that subpoena he knew his goose was cooked and he immediately gave instructions to the others to intentionally destroy the evidence.

    By the way, I do not need my password to turn my phone on and off “airplane” mode. I only have to do that if the phone goes into sleep mode. At that time I either have to use facial recognition or enter the passcode, which is true for ANY phone secured by a passcode.

    There was no WAY these clowns didn’t know their passcodes – they would have had to use them probably three or four times a day.


  97. eaglesoars
    99 | September 11, 2020 11:00 am

    The Barbarian wrote:

    What may prove interesting in this whole phone “swiping” affair is that hopefully they’ll call in one of those jerks and begin threatening him/her with prosecution and a grand jury and that they’ll completely fold, and give the details of how this happened.

    That’s why I said this is just one in-your-face ‘fuck you’. Because even if they do, they’re counting on the same scenario McCabe got – refusal to prosecute because the D.C. jury pool is hopeless. They know we know they’re guilty – this is just ‘whataya gonna do about it?”

    Absolutely nothing. The Untouchables.


  98. eaglesoars
    100 | September 11, 2020 11:17 am

    ANOTHER TRUMP PEACE DEAL: Bahrain will normalize ties with Israel, Bahrain Crown Prince will be in DC Monday.
    @realDonaldTrump
    is expected to make an offical announcement later Friday from the White House – Times Of Israel

    https://twitter.com/Breaking911/status/1304431526432698368

    Bahrain reps will be in D.C. Monday.

    I think the Arabs are sick of the Palis, Hezbollah, Iran, etc.


  99. eaglesoars
    101 | September 11, 2020 11:30 am

    BREAKING: The DNC lawyer who commissioned the bogus Trump-Russia dossier for Hillary will lead the Nov. 3 presidential recount effort in court. Marc Elias is already fighting Trump’s lawsuits against states over mass mail-ins: “My job is to make sure Trump loses those lawsuits”

    https://twitter.com/paulsperry_/status/1303377154571460608

    Durham needs to roll this up like YESTERDAY


  100. eaglesoars
    102 | September 11, 2020 11:34 am

    Sidney Powell on FBI corruption

    They have been abusing the surveillance system of the United States against 16,000 and more citizens for several years now. Comey gave the three private contractors unlimited access to the entire NSA database like their own Encyclopedia Britannica. I bet if they went and looked they would fine that they sold the bulk of the mining operations to the highest bidders wherever in the world they wanted them.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/09/must-see-sidney-powell-speaks-mueller-gang-wiped-clean-info-27-phones-requested-justice-department-inspector-general-video/?


  101. 103 | September 11, 2020 12:47 pm

    In other news….

    Irving Kanarek, who served as Charles Manson’s attorney, has died at age 100. Kanerek was famous for filing frivolous motions and objections during direct or cross by the opposing side. In fact, at one point in the Manson trial, Bugliosi was at his wit’s end and said “Your honor, I object to that question as being ridiculous!” and the judge, also exasperated with Kanerek at that point, granted it.

    Even given that, Bugliosi grudgingly admitted that Karenek was probably the most effective of all the defense attorneys in that trial.


  102. eaglesoars
    104 | September 11, 2020 1:09 pm

    @ The Barbarian:

    I saw a headline in the Daily Mail: If Manson Can Get a Fair Trial, So Can [Ghislane] Maxwell


  103. 105 | September 11, 2020 1:45 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    And I would point out that Manson was tried in L.A. with no change of venue.


  104. 106 | September 11, 2020 2:27 pm

    And it looks bad for the NFL this season, folks:

    https://www.outkick.com/nfl-ratings-drop-tank/

    A 10-year low. And you would think that with the dearth of live sports and people stuck in their homes CRAVING something new, that the numbers would have been higher than normal.

    Except not. And I’ll make some predictions that Sunday’s openers will be just as bad. Football Savant Offspring tuned in. The Divine DIL asked if I was going to watch, I simply said “no” and left the room. Heard the Offspring say to her “when she says she’s never watching again, she means it. And trust me, it’s killing her.”


  105. eaglesoars
    107 | September 11, 2020 4:36 pm

    something about a top deputy in Durham investigation team resigning due to pressure Barr is bringing to get this done pre-election. Missed the name but it’s a woman.


  106. eaglesoars
    108 | September 11, 2020 4:39 pm

    I don’t know if this is satire, Posobiec doesn’t usually do that, but either way it’s hilarious

    BREAKING: The Atlantic has called for the Nobel Peace Prize to be ended

    https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1304518693540503556


  107. 109 | September 11, 2020 4:39 pm

    One question I’ve always wanted to ask the mentally deficient Truthers.

    Yeah, you think timed explosions brought down the Twin Towers and a Missile crashed into the Pentagon.

    So why haven’t you explained Flight 93?


  108. eaglesoars
    110 | September 11, 2020 4:46 pm

    OMG. It’s real.

    End the Nobel Peace Prize
    The Trump nomination shows that peace had its chance, and blew it.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/09/end-nobel-peace-prize/616300/

    on the day Bahrain announces normalization w/Israel

    I have never seen a man’s enemies self-destruct in such magnificent fashion as Trump’s


  109. coldwarrior
    111 | September 11, 2020 5:08 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Trump is most excellent at that


  110. coldwarrior
    112 | September 11, 2020 5:09 pm

    The insanity is only beginning. This is just the prelude to the first movement of this opera


  111. eaglesoars
    113 | September 11, 2020 5:33 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:
    Trump is most excellent at that

    Watch. They’ll give it to Erdogan. Or L’il Kim.


  112. eaglesoars
    114 | September 11, 2020 5:48 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    something about a top deputy in Durham investigation team resigning due to pressure Barr is bringing to get this done pre-election. Missed the name but it’s a woman.

    Apparently her name is Dannehy and the resignation email she sent to colleagues did not specify a reason, so this “Barr putting pressure…….” is media wishful thinking.


  113. coldwarrior
    115 | September 11, 2020 7:11 pm

    Packing for 9 days on the beach.

    We need this.


  114. darkwords
    116 | September 11, 2020 7:18 pm

    I stopped watching news completely awhile back. Just podcasts, Audio books, and prime music now.

    My taste in podcasts changed a bit. My top five.

    The Verdict with Ted Cruz (He just seems super smart and focused on issues)
    The Five (Dana Perino has an insiders view of DC)
    Jocko Podcast (Military Navy Seal leadership translated into everyday life)
    JRE experience with Joe Rogan. (Used to be no 1, but he gets repetitive and drunk casts)
    Vast (Sci Fi story) Macker would have liked these.

    I liked the Bongino report but he started to get too shrill for me with a lot of ad hominems thrown at people. Same for Levin. I’m never much interested in hearing people insult each other.


  115. coldwarrior
    117 | September 11, 2020 7:21 pm

    @ darkwords:
    I’m diggin Cruz on the list for SC.


  116. darkwords
    118 | September 11, 2020 7:21 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    Have a great time. As a kid I remember trips to the water as super imaginative and fun. Collected way to many shells and interesting pieces of wood. Fed the birds.


  117. coldwarrior
    119 | September 11, 2020 7:22 pm

    @ darkwords:
    There is far less politics on the Joey Ramone punk rock channel on XM than in sports now.

    Ironic.


  118. darkwords
    120 | September 11, 2020 7:23 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    I think that would be essential. People seem to say he is too political but he probably understand the court better than anyone else in practical way. I can see him there if Trump gets re elected.


  119. coldwarrior
    121 | September 11, 2020 7:23 pm

    @ darkwords:
    The kids are cyber for 9 weeks…ok…

    Time to get remote and do classes from a deck chair. Yep.


  120. coldwarrior
    122 | September 11, 2020 7:24 pm

    @ darkwords:
    I respect his legal mind. I wouldn’t want to hang out with him.


  121. darkwords
    123 | September 11, 2020 7:26 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    People are saying politics is essential in sports. To me its just a way to dirty up a game. Its more about athletic performance to me. That performance crosses all the political barriers without the politics. What could be better for the country?

    Its the small minds that want to mind their neighbors business that push politics into sports and toilet paper purchases.


  122. darkwords
    124 | September 11, 2020 7:28 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    What is a day with Ted Cruz like? Church BBQ, A few hours hunting, A beer post hunt watching the news. I imagine he doesn’t let people get too close to him.


  123. coldwarrior
    125 | September 11, 2020 7:29 pm

    @ darkwords:
    Sports is an escape. A frivolity to relax the mind.


  124. coldwarrior
    126 | September 11, 2020 7:30 pm

    @ darkwords:
    Shark fishing too. Serious shark fishing.

    Big hooks.


  125. coldwarrior
    127 | September 11, 2020 7:38 pm

    @ darkwords:
    Commie revolutionaries must destroy all institutions in order to have a true revolution.

    Read your Marx and Lenin. Solzhenitsyn, however, has the solution.


  126. coldwarrior
    128 | September 11, 2020 7:39 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    120 lbs test line and wire leaders.


  127. coldwarrior
    129 | September 11, 2020 7:45 pm

    I’ll put up a new thread from the coast tomorrow.


  128. rain of lead
    130 | September 11, 2020 7:53 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    hope you get sunburn in embarrassing places


  129. lobo91
    131 | September 11, 2020 8:00 pm

    And this happened today:


  130. eaglesoars
    132 | September 11, 2020 8:01 pm

    I’m wiped, been up since 2:30 w/Mia and an ear infection.

    CW, have a wonderful time. Don’t forget to let the sharks go after you snag them,

    nite.


  131. lobo91
    133 | September 11, 2020 8:08 pm


  132. lobo91
    134 | September 11, 2020 9:57 pm

    In case anyone’s interested, Samantha Fish will be doing her first live show since march tomorrow evening at 9 eastern/6 pacific time. It’s also going to be the first time in several years that she’s performing with a trio, rather than the 6- or 7-piece band she’s had for the last three albums. Should be interesting.

    https://nugs.tv/live-webcasts/5,1320/Samantha-Fish-09-2020-Tipitinas-New-Orleans-LA.html


  133. Deplorable Martian Overlord
    135 | September 11, 2020 11:40 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ darkwords:
    There is far less politics on the Joey Ramone punk rock channel on XM than in sports now.

    Ironic.

    My go to podcasts used to be CigarDave and Dee Snider’s House of Hair (not exactly a podcast but I could never catch it on radio so I’d catch it on cast).


  134. Deplorable Martian Overlord
    136 | September 12, 2020 12:31 am

    Trying a couple of new smokes tonight. Going to start out with a Hometown Hater from Lost and Found. Dominincan with a Habano wrapper.


  135. 137 | September 12, 2020 1:15 am

    @ coldwarrior:
    FWIW, Damone Ramone never got the credit he deserved.
    https://damoneramone.wordpress.com/


  136. Aussie Infidel
    138 | September 12, 2020 1:40 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Dammit. Diana Rigg has died. The magnificent Emma Peel.

    Diana (AKA Mrs Peel) graced the wall of my Cadet (Aircrew) room at the Point Cook Royal Australian Air Force Academy. where your’s truly was learning to fly on #67 BFTS Course all those years ago.

    🙂


  137. Deplorable Martian Overlord
    139 | September 12, 2020 2:19 am

    Now a Charter Oak Habano from Foundation cigars.


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