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A Sad, Yet Inevitable Open.

by coldwarrior ( 225 Comments › )
Filed under Open thread at December 16th, 2022 - 12:34 pm

IT’s AN OPEN! don’t be sad!

Some days are better than others, and some days just suck.

Mrs Coldwarrior is on her way to New Jersey to help attend to her father who will pass soon. Arch-Priest Dedushka Coldwarrior does not have long. He has fought liver and prostate cancer for 5 years and will soon finally lose. His pacemaker was shut off last night.

This was an extraordinary fellow. His family was kicked out of the Soviet Union in 1984. Even in the bad old days, the Soviets didn’t shoot or gulag the priests. Pope John Paul II secured passage to Rome. JPII did not need to do these things as there has always been some animosity between Rome and the Orthodox church, as silly as the arguments over Filioque are. They left Moscow and lived in the Vatican for a year. What a difference! My sister in law worked in the papal gardens and Mrs Coldwarrior had run of the place! Rome worked with the Orthodox Church to find him a Parish. And, as luck would have it, he got one in southern New Jersey. The Vatican paid to get them from Rome to NJ. There are reasons that JPII is a Saint and has Eastern Orthodox Icons written of his likeness.

After the move, Dedushka started working in the Parish and took a job at Green Giant where he worked for 30 years. Babushka Coldwarrior cleaned houses up until she passed 6 years go, MEMORY ETERNAL! His story of how he tried to pay back the state of New Jersey for the welfare benefits they used are legend. NJ had no idea how to process his payment. PAID.BACK.IN.FULL. He finally had to get a local state rep involved. There is a framed letter from Gov Whitman lauding his pay-back that Mrs Coldwarrior is going to try to get. Dedushka is also a shockingly amazing artist. His copies of famous paintings are unreal in their accuracy. As long as the copy is of different size  from the original, it’s legit. This passes to our middle daughter, quite the artist.

Imagine, you are a teen-age girl and have no English, enter a new high school in a foreign land, and then become successful. It’s extraordinary. All three daughters are RN’s. One is a nurse practioner, Mrs Coldwarrior is advanced practice neurotrauma / stroke, and the other is a burn/trauma specialist. All 3 are VERY MAGA. This is how immigration should be.

So, my next few days are up in the air, waiting for the sad inevitable. Our girls are very sad. We would all see Dedushka on our trips to the beach. We would make sure that he stayed a few days on the ocean and relax. He would always buy us too much fresh fruit to carry home. This became somewhat of a family joke to the point that I would have may largest cooler empty for the trip home for the 30 pounds of fruit! Tell me, how are 5 people supposed to eat that much fruit before it all goes off? He would have one  cigar a year, with me, out on the fishing deck where we rent. A Hammer and Sickle Hermitage. I have 3 in reserve in the humidor, they haven’t been made in years. I will have one now, look out over the Ohio River Valley, have a shot of Russian Vodka, and wait for my kids to get home from school.

Our local Orthodox Church will have this day’s vespers for him, Sunday’s Liturgy will be dedicated. I will refrain from ‘memory eternal’ and lighting incense, and praying at Icons until it is time. For those of you of the religious persuasion, no matter the denomination, please pray for consolation for Mrs Coldwarrior, her sisters, and the Parish who are losing a great man.

He is the reason I converted from Catholicism to Orthodox, he is always serine, always at peace, always bigger than life in my eyes, yet he is only 5′ 4″ on a good day.


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225 Responses to “A Sad, Yet Inevitable Open.”
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  1. eaglesoars
    1 | December 16, 2022 12:44 pm

    Congrats on the update!

    Why does today suck?

    Oh, man, Larry O’Conner (one of the original Breitbart crew) made the mistake of going after Bongino on the grounds he didn’t do anything about COVID..

    YUUUGGEE mistake. Their radio station fired some people who refused the vax. Bongino went on strike and paid their salaries, and hired some.

    Larry and a few others of that crew have made it clear they wouldn’t piss on Bannon if he were on fire, but the fact remains he’s become one of the most effective communicators since Rush. Larry makes commercials about hair plugs.

  2. coldwarrior
    2 | December 16, 2022 12:47 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    writing now

  3. eaglesoars
    3 | December 16, 2022 1:19 pm

    @ coldwarrior:


  4. coldwarrior
    4 | December 16, 2022 1:35 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    all done.

  5. coldwarrior
    5 | December 16, 2022 2:11 pm

    given Dedushka’s standing as arch-priest, etc…mrs coldwarrior tells me that his funeral will be a rather big deal. the OCA, Serbs, Ukie orthodox, ethiopians, coptics, and greeks are sending priests for the funeral.

  6. coldwarrior
    6 | December 16, 2022 2:41 pm

    this is a funny story.

    years ago, BK (before kids), me and mrs coldwarrior were in NJ for easter. Dedushka was asked to go to a church in rat-hole area of Phillie down by the docs. this is a really bad area. so, we went up to phille for midnight easter mass…6 hours…we went up early to help out.

    this church was built by russian navy in the early 1900’s as we were building a ship for the imperial navy in the dock yards.

    we drove in and i just shook my head, yep, my car would be on blocks and stripped as soon as we went inside. maybe the cops will give us a ride back.

    mrs coldwarrior just laughed at me and said ‘leave it unlocked’. ummmm

    yeah…i noticed that none of the locals would walk on the pavement in front of the church….odd, i thought. so we went inside and started to get the church ready.

    now, i was an altar boy here in western pa in an italian parish…there were a few ‘mafia’ funerals…i should have picked up that vibe in phille…

    this area was a complete dump, except where the church property was. and soon, the big benz’s manned by large men in ‘nice suits’ started showing up.

    lol, now i got it. but, i thought i would quietly enjoy vigil…nope. 2 hours in, mrs coldwarrior told me to go to the basement…i asked why, she said: GO. so i did. there are times when it is best to just shut up and do.

    i went downstairs and there were all of the nice suits having some shots and enjoying themselves. but there was always a rotation, up and down, back to vigil and back to the basement…over and over.

    i looked lost. one of the nice suits grabbed me and shaked my hand and said ‘welcome! you are married to the priest’s daughter?’ i said yes….

    ‘you are orthodox?’ i said yes, recent convert….

    oh…sez he

    i was catholic…

    good enough!

    then i was ‘forced’ to drink vodka, lol….the horror! /

    up and down the steps a couple of more times.

    my first orthodox easter!

    oh, and the car was untouched.

  7. eaglesoars
    7 | December 16, 2022 2:49 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    Queen Elizabeth always said “Grief is the price we pay for love”.

    You guys have been blessed.

    Heartfelt condolences. Flowers? Donations?

  8. coldwarrior
    8 | December 16, 2022 3:45 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    i’ll let ya know.


  9. coldwarrior
    9 | December 16, 2022 3:47 pm

    38 and rain.

    and the other things…

    i wasnt a big stones fan until i saw them live.

  10. coldwarrior
    10 | December 16, 2022 3:56 pm

    because in the end…we are all ants, marching

  11. coldwarrior
    11 | December 16, 2022 3:56 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    i’ll holla

  12. rain of lead
    12 | December 16, 2022 3:59 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    prayers for you and yours

  13. coldwarrior
    13 | December 16, 2022 4:00 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    He wakes up in the morning
    Does his teeth bite to eat and he’s rolling
    Never changes a thing
    The week ends, the week begins
    She thinks, we look at each other
    Wondering what the other is thinking
    But we never say a thing
    And these crimes between us grow deeper
    Take these chances
    Place them in a box until a quieter time
    Lights down, you up and die
    Goes to visit his mommy
    She feeds him well his concerns
    He forgets them
    And remembers being small
    Playing under the table and dreaming
    Take these chances
    Place them in a box until a quieter time
    Lights down, you up and die
    Driving in on this highway
    All these cars and upon the sidewalk
    People in every direction
    No words exchanged
    No time to exchange
    When all the little ants are marching
    Red and black antennas waving
    They all do it the same
    They all do it the same way
    Candyman teasing the thoughts of a
    Sweet tooth tortured by the weight loss
    Programs cutting the corners
    Loose end, loose end, cut, cut
    On the fence, could not to offend
    Cut, cut, cut, cut
    Take these chances
    Place them in a box until a quieter time
    Lights down, you up and die
    Lights down, you up and die

  14. coldwarrior
    14 | December 16, 2022 4:03 pm

    rain of lead wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    prayers for you and yours

    the best of this is that it wanst unexpected and the pain ends. sure, everyone is sad, but this isnt a tragic death.


  15. 15 | December 16, 2022 4:17 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    Sorry to hear the news, but the stories are good ones.

    Also congrats on the update – you had me worried that Gutenberg would rear its buttuglyass.

  16. coldwarrior
    16 | December 16, 2022 4:29 pm

    Bunk Five Hawks X wrote:

    Also congrats on the update – you had me worried that Gutenberg would rear its buttuglyass.

    dude, i crossed my fingers. there has been a few times that i’ve been on the phone with godaddy on these updates. they are actually very good.

  17. coldwarrior
    17 | December 16, 2022 4:33 pm

    Bunk Five Hawks X wrote:

    Sorry to hear the news, but the stories are good ones.

    lol i was in shock in philly!

    but, what a life he had!

  18. eaglesoars
    18 | December 16, 2022 5:03 pm

    While running errands a PSA came on from the Tennessee Bur. Investigation on GUN CONTROL

    what. the. actual. fuck?

    GUN CONTROL?? In Tennessee??!!!

    “So many crimes we investigate are committed with stolen guns. Please, when you carry, make sure your weapon is secured. If you must leave it in your vehicle, lock it up, don’t leave it visible”

    Oh. Ok then.

  19. coldwarrior
    19 | December 16, 2022 5:14 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Please, when you carry, make sure your weapon is secured. If you must leave it in your vehicle, lock it up, don’t leave it visible



    ok, i used to have a carry permit and never used it. and all my guns got taken away in the great beaver county pyroplasic flow from big knob volcano, took my boat and jet skis too!

    back then tho, if carrying, i would never imagine leaving it in my car. ever.

  20. lobo91
    20 | December 16, 2022 5:44 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    I have a lockbox under the driver’s seat, secured with a steel cable for the rare occasions when I have to leave mine in the car (going to the courthouse, for example).

  21. lobo91
    21 | December 16, 2022 5:46 pm

    That reminds me…I need to take my new Sig P365XL to the range. Curious to see how it shoots

  22. eaglesoars
    22 | December 16, 2022 5:55 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    if carrying, i would never imagine leaving it in my car. ever.

    me neither. But the culture here is different. Carry PERMIT?? wtf is that even? Everybody just assumes everybody carries, why would you need to steal it? People relax. Big mistake. Just in terms of general safety, I would not leave a loaded weapon unattended. Well, ok, the rifle by the door that Dad kept there, but……….

  23. coldwarrior
    23 | December 16, 2022 5:59 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    i was in the army,

    it must be on person

  24. eaglesoars
    24 | December 16, 2022 6:49 pm

    Coronavirus boosters cut hospitalization risk by at least 50%, CDC data shows

    yeah, cuz it kills you and you end up in the funeral home instead.

  25. darkwords
    25 | December 16, 2022 7:05 pm

    My condolences. He produced a good heritage and had some good stories.

  26. lobo91
    26 | December 16, 2022 7:43 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    I saw something the other day where they were claiming that unvaccinated people are the cause of more car accidents, too.

  27. 27 | December 16, 2022 7:49 pm

    Mark Levin just reported that Biden intends to sign an executive order to limit the speeds of all boats over 35 feet along the east coast, from New England down to the Florida panhandle, because of an endangered species of whale. There are so few of them that the chances of a boat encountering one is about one in a million.

    The reduced speeds make sailing in rough seas dangerous and will destroy the fishing industry.

  28. 28 | December 16, 2022 7:52 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:

    I saw something the other day where they were claiming that unvaccinated people are the cause of more car accidents, too.

    It’s because we’re reckless and don’t give a shit about anyone else.
    That’s not sarcasm – that’s the narrative.

  29. eaglesoars
    29 | December 16, 2022 7:52 pm

    Bunk Five Hawks X wrote:

    destroy the fishing industry.

    THAT’S the feature……………

  30. Aussie Infidel
    30 | December 16, 2022 7:59 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    rain of lead wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    prayers for you and yours

    the best of this is that it wanst unexpected and the pain ends. sure, everyone is sad, but this isnt a tragic death.


    Praying for all of you guys and knowing that you are missing Dedushka, but he’s where he needs to be to enjoy his Eternal Reward. I will be getting a platoon of Carmalite nuns on the job, to pray for the repose of your Dedushka’s Immortal Soul. Be sad to miss him but happy that he’s where he is after a good life.

  31. Bumr50
    31 | December 16, 2022 9:56 pm

    My condolences and prayers to you and yours, CW.

  32. coldwarrior
    32 | December 17, 2022 12:02 am

    @ Aussie Infidel:
    give the sisters our best regards. we do appreciate the antipodal effort.

    @ Bumr50:
    thank you. gonna be a tough few days

  33. coldwarrior
    33 | December 17, 2022 12:05 am

    @ darkwords:
    amazing stuff


  34. darkwords
    34 | December 17, 2022 12:09 am

    You’ve been dating for 3 months and things are great. You introduced him to your parents, and they LOVE him. your friends think he’s cool. Then, over the course of 12 short days in December he sends you approximately 733 birds and bag pipers and is it possible to love him more?

  35. darkwords
    35 | December 17, 2022 12:14 am

    Reading about the Battle of Britain in WWII. Churchill was impressive. I was stationed on a couple of those airbases. Too young to appreciate the history.

    I remember fog so thick I could barely see my hand in front of me.

    East Anglia had these hedgerows and a constant smell of motor oil in the air around the base. I could walk to the local pub for a sherry and cornish pastry.

    What I liked about it is that it was different. Different between towns. like hitting another culture. The starbucks blandness hadn’t reached them yet.

  36. coldwarrior
    36 | December 17, 2022 12:15 am

    mrs coldwarrior didnt answer my text. i assume all is stasis.

    night yiz, thx

  37. darkwords
    37 | December 17, 2022 2:42 am

    Winter is coming

  38. Bordm
    38 | December 17, 2022 2:52 am

    @ darkwords:
    East Anglia?
    What base?
    I was at RAF Lakenheath circa 1977-1979.
    48th MMS

  39. eaglesoars
    39 | December 17, 2022 8:38 am

    coldwarrior wrote:

    mrs coldwarrior didnt answer my text. i assume all is stasis.

    night yiz, thx

    has she checked in yet?

  40. eaglesoars
    40 | December 17, 2022 10:28 am

    Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Says CIA Murdered JFK

    At this point, nothing would surprise me

  41. 41 | December 17, 2022 10:59 am

    @ eaglesoars:
    Read Jerome Kroth’s book ‘The Kennedy assassination, what really happened’. Very interesting theory.

    It’s on Kindle.

  42. eaglesoars
    42 | December 17, 2022 1:15 pm

    @ right_wing2:

    okey dokey, thanks!

  43. eaglesoars
    43 | December 17, 2022 2:38 pm

    Rarest clouds in the world appear over the San Francisco Bay Area

    Noctilucent clouds — the rarest clouds in the world — glowed like shimmering cobwebs in the sky over the San Francisco Bay Area early Friday morning, and experts think they were likely the result of a rocket launch.

    cool pic

  44. 44 | December 17, 2022 4:13 pm

    There is a 3,000 word Wikipedia page titled “Thursday Night Massacre” because a bunch of people got suspended from Twitter for 18 hours.
    It’s still up, but they renamed it to “December 15 2022 Twitter Suspensions.”

  45. eaglesoars
    45 | December 17, 2022 4:57 pm

    @ Bunk Five Hawks X:

    sensitive little blossoms, ain’t they?

  46. darkwords
    46 | December 17, 2022 5:29 pm

    Bordm wrote:

    @ darkwords:
    East Anglia?
    What base?
    I was at RAF Lakenheath circa 1977-1979.
    48th MMS

    I was RAF Alconbury 76-77 and Mendenhall TDY 77.

  47. Deplorable Martian Overlord
    48 | December 17, 2022 7:40 pm

    Ok, did an experiment today. I have never liked Chex Mix. So, today I decided to customize it to my tastes. I recently acquired 4 bottles of the sauce used in my favorite (super spicy) Korean Ramen, Buldak Carbonara. So I took the chex, nuts, and pretzels, and added a generous amount of that sauce, and some chicken bouillon powder, mixed well, and baked for an hour at 250. Holy cow, this stuff is addictive. Only reason I stopped eating is I lost feeling in my lips and tongue due to the spice. I think I’ve found my new favorite treat, my kids love it too. Now I can fill my craving for Buldak without having to buy more ramen.

  48. eaglesoars
    50 | December 17, 2022 8:50 pm

    Consumer safety board to weigh regulations on gas stoves

    How about “fuck off. Yesterday”

  49. eaglesoars
    51 | December 17, 2022 10:55 pm

    cuz I’m weird…

    This is a fascinating thread. Somebody on Reddit asked historians how they would have researched the history/location of THE ONE RING had they been Gandalf.

    One of the more interesting unexplored areas in the LOTR film trilogy is Gandalf’s search for traces of the One Ring in Gondor’s archives, local lore and myth, etc. I don’t recall whether Tolkien went into more detail in the books, but it’s a bit of a shame that we didn’t see Tolkien pulling out all his philological experience to write about Gandalf running around Middle Earth on his research project like a medievalist Indiana Jones.

    Anyway, this made me wonder: How would a trained, professional historian go about searching for the One Ring? What kinds of historiographical and theoretical obstacles — aside from the very real supernatural critters trying to kill one — would a historian face in tracking the Ring through Middle Earth’s history?

  50. eaglesoars
    52 | December 17, 2022 11:18 pm

    Listening to some moron on Fox saying why we have to support Ukraine.

    I heard the exact same bullshit about Vietnam.

  51. darkwords
    53 | December 18, 2022 1:06 am

    Jocko and Dick Rutan on the Misty Pilots in Vietnam. Entertaining discussion.

    What floors me is he flew the F-100 trainer into North Vietnam and as he explains it. He was the first plant into the chute dive bomb run. And he was inverted and headed to smoke tag the target for bombers.

    120 day deployment. Many pilots who did 2 deployments were shot down.

  52. darkwords
    54 | December 18, 2022 1:07 am

    @ eaglesoars:
    Interesting content. I’ll have to forward to some friends who live the Tolkien life

  53. darkwords
    55 | December 18, 2022 1:09 am

    Also listened to Michael Malice describe the holodomor. It sounds worse than the Holocaust. And reminds me of a Fauci or a Gates as the architect.

  54. eaglesoars
    56 | December 18, 2022 2:10 am

    Fascinating site.

    Institute of Nomadic Architecture

    The warmest tent on earth

  55. eaglesoars
    57 | December 18, 2022 2:19 am


    We Are Not Prepared for the Coming Surge of Babies – The post-Roe rise in births in the U.S. will be concentrated in some of the worst states for infant and maternal health. Plans to improve these outcomes are staggeringly thin.

    All dohs wite trash peebles……….

    Most of the comments are appalling.

    When the dumbest states are the ones against abortion, we have no chance at avoiding Idiocracy…

  56. eaglesoars
    58 | December 18, 2022 1:20 pm

    I have no idea what Trump is thinking

    MIAMI — President Trump told the conservatives currently withholding support from House leader Kevin McCarthy to stand down in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News.

    “I like him,” Trump said of McCarthy, before teeing off on those working against him including Matt Gaetz, Andy Biggs, Matt Rosendale, Bob Good, and Ralph Norman. Trump warned that there could be serious consequences if McCarthy does not get the gavel and it would make Washington worse for conservatives.

  57. eaglesoars
    59 | December 18, 2022 1:59 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    I have no idea what Trump is thinking

    ok, Hubby does and now I get it.

    The vote margin is not enough. Run against McCarthy and you’ll end up with a Dem speaker. Once again, the Rs are being stupid.

  58. 60 | December 18, 2022 2:44 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    I’ll one up you.

    No you won’t.

  59. darkwords
    61 | December 18, 2022 4:38 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Run against McCarthy and you’ll end up with a Dem speaker.

    Classic GoP move. Win a majority and elect a dem speaker. That would end a few careers quickly. I can only think they are bluffing in a negotiation for power.

  60. 63 | December 18, 2022 8:53 pm

    Two Twitter polls are running simultaneously.

  61. eaglesoars
    64 | December 19, 2022 12:43 am

    every thing I’m reading is just stupid. People are breathing their own farts.

  62. Possum
    65 | December 19, 2022 1:04 am

    @ eaglesoars:
    Dutch oven.

  63. 66 | December 19, 2022 1:35 am

    Possum wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:
    Dutch oven.

    The one thing you can bake everything in.

  64. Possum
    67 | December 19, 2022 1:41 am

    @ Bunk Five Hawks X:
    Also causes break up of relationships and divorces…..

  65. 68 | December 19, 2022 1:47 am

    @ Possum:
    Yeah, that too.
    If you ever start a rock band, don’t name it Planet Seven if you want people to find your song Let’s Dust on YouTube. Or any song for that matter.

  66. Possum
    69 | December 19, 2022 2:07 am

    Bunk Five Hawks X wrote:

    @ Possum:
    Yeah, that too.
    If you ever start a rock band, don’t name it Planet Seven if you want people to find your song Let’s Dust on YouTube. Or any song for that matter.

    OK I think my YooToob search is broke because when I searched for ” Planet Seven Let’s Dust ” this came up as 3 on the list.

    Fuckin awesome! and the guy on the right doing percussion is unreal.

  67. 70 | December 19, 2022 2:30 am

    @ Possum:
    I found some from a 1997 album. Let’s Dust isn’t on it.

  68. Possum
    71 | December 19, 2022 3:18 am

    @ Possum:
    To any one wondering about how the person on the right was doing the drums thing well obviously that video was a music video which was seriously edited and mixed and electronically enhanced.

    What he was doing is called beatboxing….

  69. coldwarrior
    72 | December 19, 2022 5:58 am

    Memory Eternal!

    Dedeshka has passed.

  70. eaglesoars
    73 | December 19, 2022 9:20 am

    coldwarrior wrote:

    Memory Eternal!

    Dedeshka has passed.

    On the wings of angels……..

  71. eaglesoars
    74 | December 19, 2022 9:21 am

    Bunk Five Hawks X wrote:

    Possum wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:
    Dutch oven.

    The one thing you can bake everything in.

    I have several. All of them weigh more than I do. I have to keep Big Blue in the garage because it’s too big/heavy for the kitchen. That’s my veal stew/coq au vin pot

  72. eaglesoars
    75 | December 19, 2022 9:59 am

    It was 28 degrees when we got up at 8:30. We’re all the way up to 31 now. The beagles lasted all of 2 minutes outside.

  73. eaglesoars
    76 | December 19, 2022 10:26 am

    Vatican defrocks anti-abortion US priest Frank Pavone for ‘blasphemous’ posts

    This probably is not good.

  74. eaglesoars
    77 | December 19, 2022 11:01 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    This probably is not good.

    oh yeah, remember Cardinal Zen in Hong Kong who’s been arrested by the CCP? Pope Frank stepped right up on that one, didn’t he?

  75. eaglesoars
    78 | December 19, 2022 5:05 pm

    about 4 mins ago

    BREAKING: Supreme Court issues stay on lower court decision to end Title 42

  76. 79 | December 19, 2022 7:29 pm

    Coyote just went after the neighbor’s cat, vector control is in hot pursuit. The cat is okay.

    And it’s still light out here.

  77. darkwords
    80 | December 19, 2022 8:35 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    Dedeshka has passed.

    prayers on the final journey

  78. eaglesoars
    81 | December 20, 2022 12:14 am

    wanna see the Stanford guide on language? [spoiler: you don’t]

    stupid people inhaling their own farts

  79. eaglesoars
    82 | December 20, 2022 12:18 am

    I hate these people and they should be put in canoes and shoved out into the Great Lakes in the dead of winter

    NY plans to change the way you heat your home. Gas, oil, propane furnaces to be phased out

    Syracuse, N.Y. – A state commission today approved plans to phase out fossil fuel-burning furnaces beginning as soon as 2025 as part of New York’s aggressive program to address climate change.

    The plan adopted today by the state Climate Action Council requires energy-efficient electric heat pumps or other non-combustion heating systems in every new home built in 2025 or thereafter.

    For existing homes, residents whose fossil fuel-burning heating units give out after 2030 will have to replace them with a zero-emission system.

    Those are just two of the many policies in a 445-page plan adopted today by the state Climate Action Council, a 22-member commission made up of state agency leaders, environmental experts, energy industry leaders and others.

  80. lobo91
    83 | December 20, 2022 12:23 am

    @ eaglesoars:

    Yeah…I want to see them heat a house in Buffalo using only a heat pump.

    I particularly like this part:

    Nearly 18% of homes in Onondaga County currently are heated with electricity, but it’s traditional resistance heating. That older technology is much less efficient than heat pumps. Resistance heating remains a backup option to supplement air-source heat pumps in extremely cold weather, according to the state plan.

    So…your backup plan for when the (electric) heat pump doesn’t work is to use electricity?

    Good thing the power never goes out in the winter…

  81. eaglesoars
    84 | December 20, 2022 12:41 am

    @ lobo91:

    Yeah, and this is the first time I’ve ever heard the term ‘resistance heating’

    I have no idea what it really is.”

    We’re looking at 10 degrees here in the next few days.

  82. Possum
    85 | December 20, 2022 2:27 am

    @ eaglesoars:
    It is complicated.

    A ground sourced heat pump does not care what the outside temp is. It works…
    An air sourced heat pump struggles when the air is cold.
    Resistance heating is your electric heater, or electric stove.

  83. Possum
    86 | December 20, 2022 2:41 am

    @ lobo91:
    Notice they said air sourced heat pumps

  84. 87 | December 20, 2022 7:57 am

    God, we’re still screwing around with this deck contractor.

    They missed the last 2 weeks with Covid, and finally showed up again on Sunday. They put some hangers in and part of the rails. Then the owner started talking about pricing being wrong and the deck board being much more expensive.

    I’d sent a picture (11/7) from store A that showed a price of $10 for a regular piece of lumber. Somehow he’s claiming the price he quoted (11/4) with a line note ‘brand X deck board from store B’ was using that $10.

    The only thing I can think is he’s forgetting we paid extra when the found the idiots who put the deck in originally didn’t use flashing and we paid on top of the original estimate to replace that and to replace the barrier around the walkout.

    But if his estimate is wrong, that’s not our problem. If he didn’t order at the time we gave the ok, not our problem.

    We’re meeting with him tonight. Better half, the government auditor, is fully loaded. He brother will be on the line. Should be fun.

  85. lobo91
    88 | December 20, 2022 8:32 am

    @ Possum:

    Or a toaster or hair dryer. Hugely inefficient.

    When I lived in Colorado Springs, we had a heat pump as our primary, with a gas furnace for backup. Most days, the heat pump was sufficient. About 10% of the time, it wasn’t.

    I remember one time when it got down to -25 overnight for about 5 nights in a row. Good luck getting through that with just a heat pump.

  86. eaglesoars
    89 | December 20, 2022 10:05 am

    Massive 6.4 earthquake rocks California leaving tens of thousands without power: Epicentre is seven miles south west of Ferndale and comes days after 3.6 quake shook San Francisco

  87. eaglesoars
    90 | December 20, 2022 12:46 pm

    Did you know this? I didn’t know this. And it’s a month old.

    Amazon becomes world’s first public company to lose $1 trillion in market value

  88. 91 | December 20, 2022 1:39 pm

    right_wing2 wrote:

    But if his estimate is wrong, that’s not our problem. If he didn’t order at the time we gave the ok, not our problem.

    If he’s being honest about the price difference, ask for proof. He should be providing receipts with his pay requests anyway. If you want to negotiate in good faith, offer to split the difference and move on.

  89. 92 | December 20, 2022 1:41 pm

    @ Possum:
    lobo91 wrote:

    Or a toaster or hair dryer. Hugely inefficient.

    Or an Easy Bake Oven.

  90. 93 | December 20, 2022 1:44 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Massive 6.4 earthquake rocks California

    “The earthquake was at a depth of 10 feet.”

  91. 95 | December 20, 2022 2:26 pm

    @ Bunk Five Hawks X:

    But he should’ve ordered this stuff when we gave the ok if he knew prices could be going up. That’s why we’re doing this now.

    And we’re not talking about a $20 or 30 increase. Well, $30 per board, so closer to $800. we can’t afford more, not after we already added an extra 950 when we found the flashing problem and a new barricade around the walkout, either.

    For now I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt that he just forgot the extra we paid.

  92. 96 | December 20, 2022 2:39 pm

    @ right_wing2:
    That’s a different witch. Good luck.

  93. 97 | December 20, 2022 2:40 pm

    I think Bongino just said that Moon Griffon is subbing on his radio show tomorrow. Moon’s a hoot.

  94. lobo91
    98 | December 20, 2022 8:49 pm

    The new season of Jack Ryan is on Amazon now, for anyone interested.

  95. Possum
    99 | December 20, 2022 9:06 pm

    @ lobo91:

  96. eaglesoars
    100 | December 20, 2022 9:11 pm

    The graft must be enormous

    McConnell: “Providing assistance for Ukrainians to defeat the Russians is the number one priority for the United States right now according to most Republicans. That’s how we see the challenges confronting the country at the moment.”

  97. eaglesoars
    101 | December 20, 2022 9:13 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    The new season of Jack Ryan is on Amazon now, for anyone interested.

    I’m seeing season 3? Is that it?

  98. lobo91
    102 | December 20, 2022 9:18 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    lobo91 wrote:

    The new season of Jack Ryan is on Amazon now, for anyone interested.

    I’m seeing season 3? Is that it?


  99. lobo91
    103 | December 20, 2022 9:19 pm

    The new Yellowstone prequel 1923 is interesting so far, too

  100. eaglesoars
    104 | December 20, 2022 10:35 pm


    California police say member of Elon Musk’s security team is a suspect following stalker claim

  101. Bordm
    105 | December 20, 2022 10:51 pm

    @ lobo91:
    Have you been watching Tulsa King? I’m liking it, a nice mix of action, comedy and drama.

  102. lobo91
    106 | December 20, 2022 11:15 pm

    @ Bordm:

    Yup. I agree

  103. darkwords
    107 | December 21, 2022 12:14 am

    Timcast IRL – FBI Hunter Biden Censorship CONFIRMED PSYOP w/Vivek Ramaswamy & Lauren Chen

    Vivek was on a roll. He works on hedge funds and index funds and has a merit view of the American economy.

  104. darkwords
    108 | December 21, 2022 12:15 am

    @ darkwords:
    American Tik Tok is trans dancing.
    Chinese Tik Tok is STEM work.

  105. 109 | December 21, 2022 1:06 am

    @ darkwords:
    I started watching but couldn’t get past the inane babble.

  106. eaglesoars
    110 | December 21, 2022 1:37 am

    @ Bunk Five Hawks X:

    Bunk, can you use this?

    Researchers identify hormone that drives fatigue after cancer radiation therapy

  107. darkwords
    111 | December 21, 2022 3:01 am

    Bunk Five Hawks X wrote:

    @ darkwords:
    I started watching but couldn’t get past the inane babble.

    yah timcast has that quality issue. Vivek is on other podcasts. I was interested in what he had to say because he is proposing using financial markets to turn back some corruption. Seems like a big job.

  108. 112 | December 21, 2022 4:21 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Researchers identify hormone that drives fatigue after cancer radiation therapy

    I’m not on radiation therapy, so no.
    Since the onkydoc reduced my dosage by 20% in August, all the side effects have lessened considerably. Sure, I gotta take naps, but the brain fog isn’t nearly as bothersome.

  109. eaglesoars
    113 | December 21, 2022 9:28 am

    Sad news

    NFL legend Franco Harris, known for Immaculate Reception, dead at 72

    video of the play at the link

  110. eaglesoars
    114 | December 21, 2022 10:37 am

    sick and corrupt

    State Department Awards $30K Grant to Pro-Trans Group in Kyrgyzstan

    a Muslim country, btw

  111. eaglesoars
    115 | December 21, 2022 10:41 am

    heh. Tennessee

    Nashville has made another list that has grabbed the attention of airport security. Firearms have now set the city apart from some of the biggest airports in the country.

    Travel through the Nashville International Airport has now surpassed pre-pandemic levels, but as foot traffic increases, so does the number of firearms.

    “We’re seeing 10% growth since pre-pandemic levels, and I think it contributes to some of the issues that we’re seeing today with firearms at our checkpoints,” said Stephen Wood, Federal Security Director with the TSA.

    The numbers are staggering. Inside BNA, TSA officials keep a book, showing pictures of each gun stopped at a security checkpoint. Nashville is on track for another record-breaking year.

    So far this year, 136 guns have been stopped. That’s compared to the 104 this time last year.

    “You don’t have to have a permit to carry a weapon/firearm anymore, so we see an uptick,” said Wood, pointing to one of the reasons the airport may be seeing an increase.

  112. eaglesoars
    116 | December 21, 2022 11:02 am

    we need more lamp posts, somebody check the strong hemp rope supply please

    NIH denies scientists access to genetic databases if research deemed stigmatizing

    There is an ongoing struggle between genetics researchers and the National Institutes of Health over restrictions placed on access to federally maintained genetic databases.

    Several recent articles detailed claims from researchers that they are not allowed to use certain datasets to investigate topics deemed stigmatizing or taboo.

    The College Fix reached out via email to the NIH for clarification, but did not receive a reply.

    James Lee, a behavioral geneticist at the University of Minnesota, first flagged the matter in an October 19 piece for City Journal.

    Lee claimed the NIH routinely denies or revokes access to important genetic databases, such as the Database of Genotypes and Phenotypes, or dbGaP, based on whether researchers are proposing to conduct or are actively doing work on “forbidden” topics, such as the relationship between one’s genes, intelligence, educational attainment and health.

    From Lee’s perspective, this is a form of censorship that stymies progress on important medical questions and comes with a profound cost: “On a practical level, many of the original data-generating studies were set up with the explicit goal of understanding risk factors for various diseases.”

    As for the rationale for the restrictions genetics researchers now face, Lee speculated in his article they “appear to be invented to impede research on certain topics that anonymous bureaucrats with ideological motivations have decided are out of bounds.”

    Lee implied in his City Journal piece these kinds of restrictions are increasingly common and encountered widely in his field, although he expressed uncertainty of whether senior NIH officials or low level bureaucrats are ultimately responsible.

    A week after Lee’s piece was published, Stuart Ritchie, a science writer and researcher at King’s College London’s Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, reported on his Substack Science Fictions of having encountered similar issues.

    Ritchie suggested ideology could play a role, but also noted colleagues had surmised there may be issues with consent forms in some studies, through which participants agreed to let their genetic information be used only for narrowly defined medical topics.

    Ritchie also acknowledged these restrictions could be an overreaction to low-quality research on intelligence and genetics conducted by individuals he described as either trolls or ideologically committed to finding specific results pertaining to race- or sex-based differences between human populations.

    Along those same lines, it is also possible the restrictions could be an overreaction to small groups of activists outside of the NIH that believe genetics research on some topics should be forbidden or recent controversies surrounding the alleged misuse or mismanagement of genetic information accessed through federally managed databases.

    A week prior to the publication of Lee’s article in October, The Chronicle of Higher Education ran an investigative piece documenting the downfall of Bryan Pesta, a former tenured professor of business at Cleveland State University with an academic background in both labor relations and psychology.

    According to the Chronicle’s account, Pesta, despite being generally liked by his students and having long been in good standing at his institution, was targeted by groups of activists between 2019 and 2021 for publishing research suggesting possible genetic differences between racial groups impacting intelligence.

    Subsequently, Pesta was investigated by both the NIH and his university for mismanaging data obtained through dbGaP and violating dbGaP user agreements and ultimately had his access to NIH data revoked, was barred from regaining access for three years, and was fired by CSU in March of this year.

    According to the Chronicle, Pesta admitted to uploading data from dbGaP to unapproved servers for analyses, but disputed the other charges.

    For his part, Ritchie, writing of his own experiences, described how he and a group of colleagues had been interested in accessing summary statistics of data from a 2019 Alzheimer’s study via the NIH’s National Institute on Aging Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease Data Storage Site, or NIAGADS, to examine whether those with “more of the high-risk genetic variants linked to dementia tend to have lower IQs even well before they ever get a dementia diagnosis.”

    However, they were precluded from doing so, as the page for that particular dataset explicitly states “these summary data should not be used for research into the genetics of intelligence, education, social outcomes such as income, or potentially sensitive behavioral traits.”

    Ritchie highlighted this as being problematic for the genetic study of Alzheimer’s given that it is tentatively diagnosed in living patients via cognitive tests relevant to intelligence.

    Ritchie also reported that not all the datasets in the NIAGADS database explicitly restrict users from analyzing the data they contain for inquiries into allegedly stigmatizing questions.

    However, when he contacted NIAGADS about the policy, they replied that “Any type of stigmatization that could be associated with genetic data is contrary to NIH policy.”

    Peter Visscher, a professor of quantitative genetics at the University of Queensland, wrote in an email to The College Fix that he personally has not run into these types of restrictions, but several of his colleagues have.

    He also speculated for individual datasets in dbGaP “there may be specific conditions attached about what can and cannot be studied with the data.”

    “What is not clear to me,” Visscher added, “is exactly where the restrictions come from. Are they specifically mentioned in the consent forms [given to participants]? Is it a local IRB [ethics board] condition? My guess is that it is the Principal Investigators of the relevant studies and/or NIH administrators who impose these conditions.”

    When The College Fix emailed Brian Kunkle, one of the lead authors on the Alzheimer’s study that yielded the data Ritchie was restricted from accessing, asking Kunkle if he knew who was responsible for the restriction, he replied that he would need to contact a colleague to clarify the matter. However, Kunkle, who also wrote he was traveling for a conference at the time, did not get back to The College Fix with an answer by the time of publication.

    Visscher stated he is not sure when these conditions for accessing different datasets began to be imposed or enforced, as some of the relevant datasets have in recent years been used for analyses that are prohibited under current restrictions.

    As an example, Visscher highlighted how an April 2019 data use certification agreement for the Genetic Epidemiology Research on Adult Health and Aging (GERA) dataset, which is accessed through dbGaP and contains a subset of data from the Research Program on Genes, Environment and Health (RPGEH), explicitly bars analyses of numerous demographic and behavioral variables, including Body Mass Index, or BMI, a common proxy for obesity.

    However, Visscher pointed out, this is somewhat odd given that the Genetic Epidemiology Research on Adult Health and Aging dataset was used in a 2018 NIH-funded study explicitly examining genetic influences on BMI.

    Furthermore, Visscher noted, several of the researchers listed as co-authors on the 2018 BMI study were also involved in the initial work on the NIH-funded project that resulted in RPGEH and the GERA dataset. Hence, if the NIH or the researchers responsible for RPGEH and the GERA dataset began to take issue with genetics research on BMI in 2019, they do not appear to have had such qualms in 2018.

    The College Fix attempted to contact several of the researchers listed as co-authors on the projects cited by Visscher, including Catherine Schaefer at Kaiser Permanente and Thomas Hoffmann, Mark Kvale, and Neil Risch at the University of California, San Francisco, regarding the source of the restrictions, but did not receive a response.

    Regardless of the reasoning behind and origin of these kinds of restrictions to government-managed genetic databases, however, many researchers in this area hold that the knowledge to be gained from this work is incredibly valuable.

    “Human behavioural traits,” Visscher wrote in his email to The College Fix, “including educational attainment and intelligence, are correlated with many outcomes in life, including risk of many diseases and overall longevity.”

    Furthermore, he noted, “To deny researchers access to (US tax-payer funded) datasets to study the causes and consequences of behaviour because of perceived ‘stigmatization’ or in general because of fear what might be discovered, seems illogical and counter-productive to me.”

    but cutting the vocal chords of beagles and letting them be eaten alive is a-ok

  113. eaglesoars
    117 | December 21, 2022 11:15 am

    @ eaglesoars:

    Oh yeah, earlier today I saw that the Royal Astronomical Society won’t use anything from the Webb Telescope because Webb was a slave holder or something.

  114. lobo91
    118 | December 21, 2022 11:15 am

    @ eaglesoars:

    but cutting the vocal chords of beagles and letting them be eaten alive is a-ok

    Beagles don’t vote

  115. eaglesoars
    119 | December 21, 2022 1:07 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    Beagles don’t vote

    people who love them do

  116. eaglesoars
    120 | December 21, 2022 1:12 pm

    New study from Cleveland Clinic: The more doses of Covid vaccine, the more incidence of Covid. Perfect dose-dependent response

    the chart is WHOA!

  117. eaglesoars
    121 | December 21, 2022 1:13 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    Full study here

  118. 122 | December 21, 2022 1:53 pm

    If you could pick the next Speaker of the House and Senate Minority Leader, who would it be?

  119. eaglesoars
    123 | December 21, 2022 2:28 pm

    @ right_wing2:

    Jim Jordan

  120. 124 | December 21, 2022 2:47 pm

    Bunk Five Hawks X wrote:

    I think Bongino just said that Moon Griffon is subbing on his radio show tomorrow. Moon’s a hoot.

    Moon’s going to be subbing on Friday.

  121. 125 | December 21, 2022 3:09 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

  122. 126 | December 21, 2022 3:49 pm

    It’s getting slick here. I just fell on my driveway.

    High tomorrow will be 2.

  123. 127 | December 21, 2022 4:25 pm

    @ right_wing2:
    Just got off the phone with my sister in Cincy. They’re predicting wind chill of 25 below with instant-freezing rain – black ice.

  124. darkwords
    128 | December 21, 2022 4:36 pm

    Bunk Five Hawks X wrote:

    @ right_wing2:
    Just got off the phone with my sister in Cincy. They’re predicting wind chill of 25 below with instant-freezing rain – black ice.

    I grew up with that stuff but I find it hard to imagine surviving it now. My jacket choices would be too light.

  125. darkwords
    129 | December 21, 2022 4:40 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    NIH denies scientists access to genetic databases if research deemed stigmatizing

    That is a level of rot that is not cured by a change in party.

  126. lobo91
    130 | December 21, 2022 4:43 pm

    @ darkwords:

    That is a level of rot that is not cured by a change in party.

    Otherwise known as The Deep State

  127. darkwords
    131 | December 21, 2022 5:09 pm

    right_wing2 wrote:

    It’s getting slick here. I just fell on my driveway.

    High tomorrow will be 2.

    Hope you are ok. When younger we all accepted that we had to fall on out ass once or spin the car into a ditch when winter set in. Then we had our snow legs back. I’d shorten my step and look for dirt to walk on.

  128. eaglesoars
    132 | December 21, 2022 6:45 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:

    Oh yeah, earlier today I saw that the Royal Astronomical Society won’t use anything from the Webb Telescope because Webb was a slave holder or something.

    Royal Astronomical Society CANCELS NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope over claims its namesake discriminated against gay employees – and orders its 4,000 members to stop using the telescope’s name in studies

  129. 133 | December 21, 2022 7:28 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    over claims


  130. 134 | December 21, 2022 8:28 pm

    The proposed King Charles pound note has been unveiled. Comment from Twitter:

    Saw a Tweet the other day laughing at the UK mint’s “First you had Elf on the Shelf” w/ pic of new pound coin. Person types “pound” in Gaelic, says it’s pronounced “punt.” You can go from there….

  131. coldwarrior
    135 | December 21, 2022 11:21 pm

    We are home. The funeral services were 7 hours over 2 days. The food afterwards was amazing. Had to take extra statins.

    Hunkie food!

  132. eaglesoars
    136 | December 21, 2022 11:44 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    Any rabbis show up?

  133. coldwarrior
    137 | December 22, 2022 12:38 am

    @ eaglesoars:
    The Local temple and the Hindus sent flowers.

    The Ethiopians had the best smelling incense.

  134. eaglesoars
    138 | December 22, 2022 10:05 am

    @ coldwarrior:


    It’s in the low 40s here right now.

    tonite – 5 degrees and snow!

  135. lobo91
    139 | December 22, 2022 10:51 am

    Sam Bankman-Fried Associates Plead Guilty to Charges in FTX Collapse

    Two associates of failed FTX boss Sam Bankman-Fried have pleaded guilty to criminal charges related to the collapse of the cryptocurrency exchange.

    Caroline Ellison, the former CEO of Alameda Research, and Gary Wang, who co-founded FTX along with Bankman-Fried, pleaded guilty to charges in connection with “their roles in the fraud that contributed to FTX’s collapse,” U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) Damian Williams announced on Dec. 22.

    Both Ellison, 28, and Wang, 29, pleaded guilty to several counts including wire fraud, securities fraud, and commodities fraud in agreements signed with prosecutors earlier this month in return for leniency in their sentences.

    They are cooperating with investigators, Williams said.

    He added that anyone else who participated in misconduct at FTX or Alameda Research should reach out to his office and “get ahead of it,” noting that “we are moving quickly and our patience is not eternal.”

    Ellison pleaded guilty to seven counts, including wire fraud and conspiracy to commit securities fraud, according to her plea agreement signed on Monday, The Wall Street Journal reported. Wang pleaded guilty to four counts, including wire fraud.

    Without the deal signed with prosecutors, Ellison, who also faces a money laundering conspiracy charge, could face up to 110 years behind bars. Wang, a former Google engineer, could get up to 50 years.

    Both were released on $250,000 bail after their privately-held court appearances with travel restricted to the continental United States.

    Ilan Graff, a lawyer for Wang, said in a statement, “Gary has accepted responsibility for his actions and takes seriously his obligations as a cooperating witness.”

  136. eaglesoars
    140 | December 22, 2022 10:59 am

    Good lord

    Scottish Parliament erupts with cries of ‘shame on you!’ as Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP PASSES controversial gender law that will allow rapists to transition after First Minister dismisses fears it is a ‘threat to women’

  137. eaglesoars
    141 | December 22, 2022 11:00 am

    @ lobo91:

    That was fast! Hubby told me ‘they’ll get away with it, just watch’.

    I said NOPE, prosecutors are going to make their bones on this one.

  138. eaglesoars
    142 | December 22, 2022 11:14 am


    Temperature in Wyoming drops 40 degrees in a half hour as wind chills freeze US, break records

  139. eaglesoars
    143 | December 22, 2022 11:20 am

    something about a snake’s belly………

    She was an ABC News producer. She also was a corporate operative

    Television news producer Kristen Hentschel was doing precisely what journalists should do on a searing hot day in Stuart, Fla., in July 2018: She confronted a politician with unwelcome questions.

    Microphone and ABC News business card in hand, Hentschel rushed up to a candidate for the Florida House of Representatives before a debate, the candidate recalls, and asked him about 20 dead gopher tortoises that were reportedly found at a nearby construction site. Florida designates the species as threatened.

    As far as the candidate, Toby Overdorf, knew, there were no dead tortoises.

    And he would have known. Overdorf, an environmental engineer, served as the wildlife consultant to the construction project. Visibly flustered, Overdorf told Hentschel on camera that he didn’t know what she was talking about.

    “Residents say they aren’t buying it,” Hentschel declared in the news-style video she later posted online.

    A city investigation found no dead tortoises. In fact, it found no evidence at all that any of the reptiles had ever been present.

    That wasn’t the only surprise. Though Hentschel has done freelance work for ABC, she was not there for the network.

    At the time, a political consulting firm called Matrix LLC had paid Hentschel at least $7,000, the firm’s internal ledgers show. And Matrix billed two major companies for Hentschel’s work, labeling the payments “for Florida Crystals, FPL.” (Florida Crystals is a huge sugar conglomerate. FPL is shorthand for the giant utility Florida Power & Light.)
    ABC News declined to comment for this story before its publication, although it confirmed that she still did work for the network.

    After this story was published on Wednesday, ABC cut ties with Hentschel.

  140. eaglesoars
    144 | December 22, 2022 11:22 am

    He did what?

    Abp. Viganò: Trump’s LGBT gala shows Deep State has ‘contaminated the entire political elite’

    A large scandal has been created, as well as discouragement, upon learning the news of the gala event hosted by President Donald J. Trump for openly homosexual supporters of the Republican Party. This endorsement of LGBT ideology is even more serious if one considers that, only two days previously, Joe Biden signed the “Respect for Marriage Act” which recognizes the legal validity of so-called homosexual marriages in the United States, in violation of the Natural Law and also the Law of God.

    The Democratic Party is totally anti-Christian and obstinately determined to implement the globalist agenda of the New World Order. On the other hand, the Republican Party is recklessly pursuing a minority of voters who are indulging in lifestyles that are contrary to the Commandments and to the common good. American Catholics find themselves today in the impossible situation of being represented by a political class that is revealing itself to be completely incapable of representing and expressing Catholic convictions in moral and religious matters. This causes voters to become disaffected, which is added to electoral fraud and scandals that are emerging about media censorship and the manipulation of electoral consensus.

  141. eaglesoars
    145 | December 22, 2022 11:24 am

    Walensky is a psychopath

    Something strange is going on with the VAERS system. Reports that were present three months ago are now inexplicably missing. And fewer than 4% of adverse events recorded in V-Safe have made their way to VAERS. This is the CDC’s database; Dr. Rochelle Walensky is in charge of it. And the agency’s failure to properly manage VAERS is suppressing the already-alarming safety signal of the Covid-19 shots.

  142. eaglesoars
    146 | December 22, 2022 11:34 am

    Top story at the Daily Mail’s U.S. home page. And they have pics and names

    Spooks infiltrate Silicon Valley: Facebook is riddled with ex-CIA agents – including President’s briefer who now runs ‘harmful content’ team – so many ex-FBI work at Twitter they have Slack channel and Google is rife with ex-CIA

  143. lobo91
    147 | December 22, 2022 1:44 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    Wray says that’s all a “conspiracy theory”

  144. coldwarrior
    148 | December 22, 2022 1:48 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    the internet a surveillance specialist’s wet dream.

    the target tracks himself.

  145. coldwarrior
    149 | December 22, 2022 1:54 pm

    we are firmly ensconced at g’ma and papap coldwarrior’s palatial estate for Christmas. the drive back from NJ last night was wall to wall traffic on the PA turnpike. I’ve never seen that many 18 wheelers on the road…and i travel a lot for job, etc.

    The state of NJ wanted to install covid tracking app as soon as we crossed the walt whitman bridge.

    a nice single malt and some very expensive cigars in the garagemahal in a few hours.

    the wind is starting to pick up, i expect some ridiculous conditions later, lake effect snow is all set up.

  146. eaglesoars
    150 | December 22, 2022 1:54 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:

    Wray says that’s all a “conspiracy theory”

    Dan Bongino has a ‘mantra’ on his radio show. “Always finding new conspiracy theories because all the old ones have come true.”

  147. coldwarrior
    151 | December 22, 2022 3:24 pm

    Woot! My ct scans are clear.

    These were the critical 2 year scans.

  148. eaglesoars
    152 | December 22, 2022 3:42 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    TA DA!! (gawd, has it been 2 years!!??)

  149. darkwords
    153 | December 22, 2022 3:56 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Abp. Viganò: Trump’s LGBT gala shows Deep State has ‘contaminated the entire political elite’

    Ric Grenell and Kathy Barnett argued about this yesterday.

    When younger I was definitively of the idea that society worked best if marriage was designated as between a man and a woman. I still believe that is how divinity occurs.

    I opposed gay marriage on those grounds but living on the left coast I met a lot of gay couples who wanted to imitate traditional lifestyles and vote conservative. I gave in and thought fine. I still think a distinction should be made. I also met a lot of gay people who were bomb throwers at any traditions that they objected to.

    The church is full of gay people. I believe St Paul writes that “the word” trumps all and disregards ones martial status.

  150. darkwords
    154 | December 22, 2022 3:57 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    Woot! My ct scans are clear.

    These were the critical 2 year scans.


  151. darkwords
    155 | December 22, 2022 4:00 pm

    I was at the gym today. There was a young guy in the locker room that was upset that Kroeger Fred Meyer had suspended him from work for assisting in stopping a shop lifter. Corporate policy to fire anyone who impedes a shop lifter.

    I’m thinking maybe I don’t have to pay for groceries anymore. j/k

  152. darkwords
    156 | December 22, 2022 4:03 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:


    Temperature in Wyoming drops 40 degrees in a half hour as wind chills freeze US, break records

    32 degrees here on the coast and we feel like we are in Siberia.

  153. darkwords
    157 | December 22, 2022 4:37 pm

    Apparently one of the winter freeze dangers in Florida is frozen iguanas falling out of trees.

  154. eaglesoars
    158 | December 22, 2022 5:23 pm

    Florida Supreme Court has approved DeSantis’ request to investigate makers of the MRNA vax

    via Bannon

  155. coldwarrior
    159 | December 22, 2022 6:33 pm

    monte cristo white series cigar and a neat 18 yo laphroaig.

    some days are better than others.

  156. coldwarrior
    160 | December 22, 2022 6:49 pm

    If the batter is wearing an arm pad, it should be part of the glove…

    Make the batter pay a price.

    …cricket rant of the week….

  157. eaglesoars
    161 | December 22, 2022 8:43 pm

    Oh my goodness, so THAT’S where he’s been.

    Mark Steyn has had TWO heart attacks

  158. Possum
    162 | December 22, 2022 10:03 pm

    Warning spoiler.
    Just finished the latest Jack Ryan and it is SLOW

    May have been a good 90min movie.

  159. darkwords
    163 | December 22, 2022 11:15 pm

    Possum wrote:

    Warning spoiler.
    Just finished the latest Jack Ryan and it is SLOW

    May have been a good 90min movie.

    Agree. I felt myself lose interest 2/3 of the way through it. I just assumed it was long covid on my part. The hero narrative seemed disjointed and implausible at times. But apparently there are some good Russians out there. Who knew?

    I’m jaded though. Too many gun fights and only starfleet academy red shirts getting killed.

  160. Possum
    164 | December 22, 2022 11:37 pm

    @ darkwords:
    Nah was not long Covid it was just long and drawn out.

    And actually bad in many parts. Best example is bad guy locks up the president of the Czech republic when she as just ziploc handcuffs and closes the door with a sliding bolt.

    Locks her in a tackle/tool shed at the end of a 6 foot pier. A shed full of tools!

    She makes her escape by getting free and using tools to rip up floorboards and drop into the water after taking her socks and shoes off.

    Then runs miles bare foot.

    James Bond would have opened shed he escaped from and rescued his socks!

  161. Possum
    165 | December 23, 2022 12:44 am

    Also the scenario where a rogue faction in Russia decides to provoke a nuclear response in retaliation for an assumed attack by Russia has gone past its expiry date.

  162. eaglesoars
    166 | December 23, 2022 12:58 am

    Oh man. the weather front is coming in. Enormous wind. Howling.

  163. Possum
    167 | December 23, 2022 1:10 am

    @ eaglesoars:
    I am used to that. I live on curry.

  164. eaglesoars
    168 | December 23, 2022 1:18 am

    @ Possum:

    I love it. I love the outside elements bearing down in fury while I’m snug as a bug. It’s quite cozy

    off to bed. nite.

  165. darkwords
    169 | December 23, 2022 2:58 am

    Says there are 170 Christmas rom coms on prime. Diehard it is.

    Majority of them are bakery/coffee shop/bookstore creates couple friction which is solved by the Christmas spirit of family/friends/pets. Couple of them look promising.

  166. eaglesoars
    170 | December 23, 2022 9:25 am

    It is 5 degrees, high today 10.

    Somehow the heathen beagles seem to know. The house is perfectly comfortable but they’re not pushing to go outside. Even Thor, the Great Pyrenees next door is inside.

  167. lobo91
    171 | December 23, 2022 11:02 am

    It’s actually warmer here today than it has been the past few days. It’s about 30 right now, with a high of about 45.

    That winter storm basically looped around Albuquerque before going south into Texas. The northwest part of the state is above normal temperatures, and the other 3/4 is way below normal.

    It hasn’t even snowed here yet. I took Cody up to the mountains the other day so he could see snow, and even then, it was only a couple of inches on the ground. He still had a good time, though.

  168. eaglesoars
    172 | December 23, 2022 11:31 am

    In an hour and a half, it will be 1 degree F in Pittsbugh, according to Dave Walsh. It’s his hometown, he’s an energy guy, talking about prices, etc. (bannon)

  169. eaglesoars
    173 | December 23, 2022 11:42 am

    During Live Interview, Elon Musk Says Twitter Is Like a Burning Plane Going Down ‘At High Speed’

    @ lobo91:

    How is Cody doing?

  170. eaglesoars
    174 | December 23, 2022 12:11 pm

    Somebody on Reddit sez it’s -45F where they are in South Dakota

  171. lobo91
    175 | December 23, 2022 12:36 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    How is Cody doing?

    Running around…tearing stuff up…eating anything he can fit in his mouth (whether it’s edible or not).

    Same as usual 🙂

  172. eaglesoars
    176 | December 23, 2022 12:52 pm

    @ lobo91:

    So, happy dog then! Good to hear.

  173. lobo91
    177 | December 23, 2022 12:54 pm

    Not everyone’s happy with the 4,000 page omnibus POS bill:

  174. lobo91
    178 | December 23, 2022 12:55 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    I’ll be amazed if he makes it to a year old without requiring surgery.

  175. eaglesoars
    179 | December 23, 2022 1:10 pm

    oh ho ho! From commentator ‘ gastorgrab’ at Instapundit

    – Voldamyr Zelenski is a protege, and former employee of Ihor Kolomoyskyi, who owned the media company which employed the ACTOR, played by Zelensky, in a popular Ukrainian TV series in which he played the President of Ukraine.

    – Ihor Kolomoyskyi organized, then recruited Zelensky as it’s candidate, a new political party named after the TV show, which eventually won the leadership of Ukraine after Poroshenko had a few bad years (multiple assassination attempts).

    – Ihor Kolomoyskyi also owns a company called Burisma, and another employee of his is named ‘Hunter Biden’.

  176. eaglesoars
    180 | December 23, 2022 1:11 pm

    more, same source

    Oh, and Burisma never owned ‘ALL’ energy resources in Ukraine. Just most of them.

    A few Russian companies still owned natural gas resources in Eastern Ukraine ……. in those provinces which Russia now occupies after their invasion.

    *Note – The “Volunteer Militia” who have been killing civilians in Eastern Ukraine since 2011 were privately funded by Ukrainian billionaire, Ihor Kolomoyskyi.

  177. eaglesoars
    182 | December 23, 2022 4:30 pm

    from the Blog Father, Glen Reynolds on the rolling blackouts/Knoxville thread

    I remember a political cartoon from the first Gulf War, where a reporter was interviewing an average American. Reporter: “How many Arabs are you willing to see die so you can wear a t-shirt in your house in the winter?”

    American, looking slightly puzzled: “Uh, all of them?”

  178. 183 | December 23, 2022 5:01 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    Woot! My ct scans are clear.

    These were the critical 2 year scans.

    NIce work. My CT scan on Monday was a rerun, except for “new moderate Schmorl’s node.” Not sure I like the sound of that.

  179. 184 | December 23, 2022 5:10 pm

    Iowa sportscaster wasn’t happy with the weather report assignment.

  180. 185 | December 23, 2022 5:49 pm

    It’s cold enough here that the food in the fridge in our garage is freezing.

    I had to move my bee eggs to the inside fridge and it might be too late for them.

  181. eaglesoars
    186 | December 23, 2022 6:49 pm

    @ right_wing2:


    um…bee eggs?

  182. 187 | December 23, 2022 7:28 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Pupa maybe? Larvae?

  183. eaglesoars
    188 | December 23, 2022 7:41 pm

    right_wing2 wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:
    Pupa maybe? Larvae?

    I have no clue. that’s why I asked

  184. darkwords
    189 | December 23, 2022 9:47 pm

    Bunk Five Hawks X wrote:

    Iowa sportscaster wasn’t happy with the weather report assignment.

    He met his Waterloo.

  185. darkwords
    190 | December 23, 2022 9:49 pm

    @ lobo91:
    Watched the first episode of Tulsa King. He did a good job. Laughed some… lol.

  186. 192 | December 24, 2022 9:32 am

    @ Bunk Five Hawks X:
    Probably drunk.

    Or channeling Sean Connery.

  187. eaglesoars
    193 | December 24, 2022 10:03 am

    rolling blackouts here. down for 15 minutes. thank havens for gas fireplaces.

    5 degrees. ANOTHER day the heathen beagles are stuck inside. poor babies.

  188. 194 | December 24, 2022 10:16 am

    @ eaglesoars:
    We’re supposed to hit 22 today and in the 50’s by Wednesday.

  189. 195 | December 24, 2022 10:18 am

    We have a heated house for the stray we need, and he only leaves it when I put food out.

    We can’t take him in because he’s aggressive to other cats.

  190. eaglesoars
    196 | December 24, 2022 11:52 am

    @ right_wing2:

    We’ll hit 24, supposedly, but that’s still too cold for them. Even if I knew what box their coats are in, their ears would freeze. Very cool about the heated house!

  191. 197 | December 24, 2022 1:50 pm

    right_wing2 wrote:

    @ Bunk Five Hawks X:
    Probably drunk.
    Or channeling Sean Connery.

    She mispronounced schwantz and was referring to the dick she was standing next to.

  192. 198 | December 24, 2022 2:09 pm

    Bunkessa says it’s 26 degrees in NOLO.

  193. lobo91
    199 | December 24, 2022 2:33 pm

    Matt Walsh is my spirit animal:

  194. 200 | December 24, 2022 2:52 pm

    @ Bunk Five Hawks X:
    I see your Schwartz is as big as mine.

  195. lobo91
    201 | December 24, 2022 3:01 pm

    This was originally aired last Christmas, but they’re rerunning it in about an hour. It’s a Christmas special with Larkin Poe and Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown. It was pretty good, as I recall:

  196. rain of lead
    202 | December 24, 2022 3:55 pm

    14-10 titans over texans

  197. rain of lead
    203 | December 24, 2022 3:56 pm

    merry christmas everyone

  198. rain of lead
    204 | December 24, 2022 4:08 pm

    DH just fumbled

  199. rain of lead
    205 | December 24, 2022 4:27 pm

    texans lead 19-14

  200. eaglesoars
    206 | December 24, 2022 5:03 pm

    rain of lead wrote:

    14-10 titans over texans

    I thought they canceled the titans game? of did it just get delayed until the power came back on?

  201. 207 | December 24, 2022 5:50 pm

    Despite all evidence of ballot tampering…

  202. eaglesoars
    208 | December 24, 2022 6:22 pm

    Today is Mia’s 5th birthday!

  203. lobo91
    209 | December 24, 2022 6:50 pm

  204. eaglesoars
    210 | December 24, 2022 7:25 pm

    @ lobo91:

    checketh yer email

  205. rain of lead
    212 | December 24, 2022 8:36 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    they were doing rolling blackouts all day around here

  206. eaglesoars
    213 | December 24, 2022 8:43 pm

    @ Bunk Five Hawks X:

    wow. I’ve forwarded the link

  207. eaglesoars
    214 | December 24, 2022 8:48 pm

    rain of lead wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:
    they were doing rolling blackouts all day around here

    In Alabama too, (also served by TVA, which is getting SLAMMED on twitter), altho we have a friend in Huntsville who just moved there (like 3 days ago – was our neighbor in Virginia – and she’s ok so far)

    So how is the girl?

  208. eaglesoars
    215 | December 24, 2022 9:35 pm

    We’re watching Home Alone. It never wears.

  209. lobo91
    216 | December 24, 2022 10:45 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    I’m watching the first episode of Rogue Heroes on Epix. It’s a BBC series about the SAS in North Africa

  210. eaglesoars
    217 | December 24, 2022 11:13 pm

    @ lobo91:

    Epix. I don’t know if I have access to that. We found the classic George C. Scott Christmas Carole on one of the roku Youtube channels.

  211. Possum
    218 | December 24, 2022 11:51 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    7 day free trial on Amazon

  212. Possum
    219 | December 24, 2022 11:54 pm

    @ lobo91:
    Not sure if I have seen that on BBC..

    But have watched other ones.

    Spoiler alert…..

    SAS are sneaky. Small force and maximum splody shit.

  213. 220 | December 25, 2022 12:01 am

    Okay all you sinners and heathen bastards.
    New thread upstairs.

  214. eaglesoars
    221 | December 25, 2022 12:13 am

    Possum wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:
    7 day free trial on Amazon

    WHAT is a 7 day free trial on Amazon? EPIX? How does that even work?

    I’m going to bed. Merry Christmas everyone. Nite.

  215. Possum
    222 | December 25, 2022 12:18 am

    @ Bunk Five Hawks X:
    No. I am staying here

  216. Possum
    224 | December 25, 2022 7:21 am

    @ Bunk Five Hawks X:

    As it is below freezing in Texas I tried that.

    However no horses in my apartment so I rolled in cat shit.

    Now I am warm and snuggled

  217. lobo91
    225 | December 25, 2022 8:48 am

    @ eaglesoars:

    WHAT is a 7 day free trial on Amazon? EPIX? How does that even work?

    On the Amazon Prime Video homepage, either on your computer or on your TV, you should see a row of “channels.” It should have a link to add more channels. Most of them have a 7 day free trial. If you don’t cancel, they bill you accordingly. I think Epix is $5.99 a month.

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