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Let’s Review…Open

by coldwarrior ( 77 Comments › )
Filed under Open thread at February 10th, 2024 - 6:05 am

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See, what was happening here under total free speech was that people were throwing personal insults at each other instead of having a civilized disagreement and discussing the issue; it was likened to chimpanzees throwing feces at each other. The following is just an excerpt of one day (yes it was a bad day) before 1300EST on a weekday across multiple threads:

You cut and pasted that, asshole.

You’re a libturd loser.

Fuck you you commie loving bastard.

We have a blithering idiot on aisle 16.

You are a jackoff and go fuck your self.

This was frankly disrespectful not only to those reading but to those who worked hard to bring us quality posts.

These are clearly personal attacks. We can’t tolerate that anymore. Frankly, if you were reading a blog somewhere and you saw that…what would you think?

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77 Responses to “Let’s Review…Open”
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  1. coldwarrior
    1 | February 10, 2024 6:06 am

    coldwarrior wrote:

    Bunk Five Hawks X wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    Hey CW. Mr. Possum is on the dock, requesting permission to come aboard. He mumbled something about cats.

    alrighty then.

    he and buzz can ignore requests to play nice and refuse to ignore each other, then fight endlessly thereby pissing every else off and then i can shut the joint down and save hundreds of dolars and hours of frustration.

  2. rain of lead
    2 | February 10, 2024 6:45 am

    @ coldwarrior:

    what was it back in the day when we hung out at the old place…

    oh yeah, don’t feed the trolls
    I like this place cause it’s a small island of friendly sanity

    I get enough angry stupid in the meatworld

  3. eaglesoars
    3 | February 10, 2024 11:12 am

    Denver mayor announces reduction in city services to offset migrant costs

    No mercy. These assholes voted for it

    As to the subject at hand, I learned a very hard lesson. Huge disappointment in someone I thought was a decent human being. What a let down.

    But life goes on. People like that get left behind.

  4. eaglesoars
    4 | February 10, 2024 11:14 am

    And here is a very smart, beautiful bird

  5. eaglesoars
    5 | February 10, 2024 2:33 pm

    The WSJ wasn’t delivered today so in desperation Hubby went looking and could only find the NYT

    Headlines: SCOTUS focuses on Constitution instead of Jan 6


    There is no photo of a white person in the entire paper. Not one.

  6. 6 | February 10, 2024 2:54 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    See my response downstairs.

  7. 7 | February 10, 2024 3:11 pm

    Bears with tapeworms.

  8. 8 | February 10, 2024 3:16 pm

    @ rain of lead:
    I’m here for the links and Aussie’s stories. Everything else is mushroom gravy. 😀

  9. coldwarrior
    9 | February 10, 2024 3:46 pm

    @ Bunk Five Hawks X:
    I like mushroom gravy

  10. 10 | February 10, 2024 5:02 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    It’s a staple around our house.

  11. eaglesoars
    11 | February 10, 2024 5:43 pm

    For this history bufffs. I was 17 when this came out. It still stands.

    Kenneth Clark’s Civilization

  12. coldwarrior
    12 | February 10, 2024 8:51 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    required reading

  13. eaglesoars
    13 | February 10, 2024 11:21 pm

    I love this stuff

    Cooking Medieval Food From England’s Oldest Cookbook | Clarissa and the King’s Cookbook | Chronicle

  14. buzzsawmonkey
    14 | February 11, 2024 2:02 pm

    It’s fun to watch people giving each other wedgies over how to become nasty little censor commissars while preening about “free speech.”

    “Free speech” means that when a filthy marsupial decides to spout his visceral Jew-hate, and is answered in kind, the Dictators Of The Blog let him get it full force in response. Otherwise, the Dictators Of The Blog are merely advocates of Cheap Talk, not “free speech.”

    Do I give a damn what you folks decide? No. You don’t pay my rent. You can either live up to your self-declared “principles” or not, but that’s up to you.

  15. coldwarrior
    15 | February 11, 2024 3:03 pm

    rain of lead wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:

    what was it back in the day when we hung out at the old place…

    oh yeah, don’t feed the trolls
    I like this place cause it’s a small island of friendly sanity

    I get enough angry stupid in the meatworld

    😆 so do i!

  16. eaglesoars
    16 | February 11, 2024 4:05 pm

    You don’t need to like Jane Austin, but you may like the history of breakfast in her day. Also some really enlightening comments.

    Hey CW, speaking of weddings, I seem to remember that yinzers are famous for baking tons of cookies for the reception. Does that still happen?

    recipe in the link on the site

  17. coldwarrior
    17 | February 11, 2024 4:14 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    the cookie table is a real yinzer thing.

  18. eaglesoars
    18 | February 11, 2024 5:12 pm

    Oh yeah, reminder why I don’t live in Florida

    Giant alligator bends metal fence while forcing its way through at golf course in Charlotte County, Florida.

    I dodged these bastards for 10 days in the Everglades and every 3 months one of them would have to be removed from the pond behind my parents house. I wouldn’t go outside without a baseball bat. Not that it would have done much good. It really is not fun having to check the sidewalk/garden thru the window before you open the front door. Wildlife. YOU are what’s for dinner.

  19. coldwarrior
    19 | February 11, 2024 5:18 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    interesting channel, thx! i subscribed

  20. coldwarrior
    20 | February 11, 2024 5:19 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    well, that…and FLORIDA MAN…

  21. eaglesoars
    21 | February 11, 2024 5:21 pm

    Not me, Sparky. I’m lucky I can remember Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally

    How a book written in 1910 could teach you calculus better than several books of today

    [Calculus Made Easy, by Silvanus P. Thompson, 1910:]

    Chapter I is titled “To Deliver You From The Preliminary Terrors”

    uh huh

  22. eaglesoars
    22 | February 11, 2024 5:23 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:
    interesting channel, thx! i subscribed

    He’s very good. An engineer who curates interesting stuff. A lot of fun.

    If Mrs. CW is interested in fashion history/sewing I have quite a few very good follows. There are many talented, informed people on X that you would not encounter in daily life.

  23. eaglesoars
    23 | February 11, 2024 5:24 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:
    well, that…and FLORIDA MAN…


  24. eaglesoars
    24 | February 11, 2024 5:31 pm

    Oh, Sec Defense Austin is in the hospital. Taken by his security detail. Bladder issues. Also Sec State Blinken’s house seems to be under assault by some Gaza lovers, lots of fake blood, etc.

    tsk tsk

  25. coldwarrior
    25 | February 11, 2024 5:35 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    If Mrs. CW is interested in fashion history/sewing I have quite a few very good follows. There are many talented, informed people on X that you would not encounter in daily life.

    link them and i’ll forward.

    thx….mrs coldwarrior is an expert knitter. amazing stuff.

  26. eaglesoars
    26 | February 11, 2024 5:39 pm

    Not. Good.

    10 Organic Companies Bought Out By BlackRock And Vanguard

  27. eaglesoars
    27 | February 11, 2024 5:57 pm

    wanna see some really weird birds?

  28. eaglesoars
    28 | February 11, 2024 5:58 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    wanna see some really weird birds?


  29. eaglesoars
    29 | February 11, 2024 6:35 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    link them and i’ll forward.

    I sent over about 10 names. There are more but I got bored.

  30. lobo91
    30 | February 11, 2024 7:36 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    Speaking of dystopian future stuff, the Saudis are apparently moving forward with that linear megacity monstrosity:

  31. eaglesoars
    31 | February 11, 2024 7:44 pm

    @ lobo91:

    The kicker is going to be water.

    Some of their cities have no sewage/waste disposal systems. I remember reading about one high rise condo building where all the sewage went into a storage tank in the basement , was picked up by massive trucks (imagine THAT job) and was just dumped somewhere.

    There is almost zero fire safety in whatever passes for their building codes. They are just begging for a Grenville event.

  32. lobo91
    32 | February 11, 2024 8:01 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    There’s no municipal water system in Kuwait, either. They do have sewage (which is dumped offshore), but water is delivered several times a week in tanker trucks. It’s pumped into a tank on the roof.

  33. eaglesoars
    33 | February 11, 2024 8:02 pm

    Oh and I remember reading about the sewage/water system in Riyadh, I think.

    Well. It rained. Torrential downpour and the place flooded. The guy in charge would have been fired/jailed but he was one of the princes so he just got moved to another position he wasn’t qualified for.

  34. eaglesoars
    34 | February 11, 2024 8:04 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    There’s no municipal water system in Kuwait, either.

    Oh that’s right. I’d forgotten you were stationed there. That was your last posting, IIRC?

  35. lobo91
    35 | February 11, 2024 8:05 pm

    I don’t have kids, so someone’s going to have to explain this one to me:

  36. lobo91
    36 | February 11, 2024 8:06 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    lobo91 wrote:

    There’s no municipal water system in Kuwait, either.

    Oh that’s right. I’d forgotten you were stationed there. That was your last posting, IIRC?

    I was there as a contractor after retiring from the Army.

  37. eaglesoars
    37 | February 11, 2024 8:15 pm

    Not sayin’ but I’m just sayin’

    205 Prepper Items to Get From the Dollar Store

    And somebody added ‘condoms’. Good idea

  38. eaglesoars
    38 | February 11, 2024 8:16 pm

    @ lobo91:

    Please don’t post that stuff, I really don’t need it in my head, that is nightmare fuel.

  39. eaglesoars
    39 | February 11, 2024 8:18 pm

    I have no clue what this is about..

    In 2024 people in Chile are now reportedly painting their houses & roofs in particular the colour BLUE in order protect themselves.

    I’m sure the comments section here will tell you why……

    Remember Chile has the MOST Lithium in the entire World…….

  40. lobo91
    40 | February 11, 2024 8:48 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    It relates to the conspiracy theory that claims the fires in Maui a few months ago were intentionally started using some sort of laser beam in order to force all the locals to leave.

  41. eaglesoars
    41 | February 11, 2024 9:20 pm

    @ lobo91:

    Oh. Altho I do find the fires suspicious. Blue paint?

    I’ve fallen in love with this guy. He is SO practical and just no BS. Joshua Weissman. If you would like to make beef wellington for your next Thanksgiving dinner, he shows you how.

    Pro tip: Start right about….now. (Also I want his kitchen. LOOK AT THAT FRIDGE!!)

    The Perfect Beef Wellington

  42. eaglesoars
    42 | February 11, 2024 9:34 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    I just sent you another one. @mistresstailor. She is a professional costume maker and knows TONS about how clothes were constructed in the past. For movies, etc.

    I’m finally allowed to post publicly now that the episode is out: look at this coat I made for Meryl Streep in Only Murders in the Building!

  43. eaglesoars
    43 | February 11, 2024 9:50 pm

    And there go the property values. Our HOA actually forbids this crap

    It begins…

    A woke couple in Massachusetts signed up to host illegal migrants in their home

    Within an hour, 4 illegals were dropped off at their doorstep by the state

    “I gotta get sheets on the beds! How many are coming? Where are they from? What are their ages? We knew nothing.”

  44. Possum
    44 | February 11, 2024 10:36 pm

    Just passing through. Looks like I lost my blue checkmark in here.

    Oh well, it only cost $1.75

  45. eaglesoars
    45 | February 11, 2024 11:20 pm

    THE best FAFO video EVAH.

    “Just put the machete down”

  46. 46 | February 12, 2024 1:18 am

    @ eaglesoars:
    And here’s THE best FAFO backhand slap EVAH.

  47. eaglesoars
    47 | February 12, 2024 1:36 am

    @ Bunk Five Hawks X:

    Did you ever see the movie Con Air with Nick Cage? The really screaming queen gay guy? That’s what came to mind.

  48. eaglesoars
    49 | February 12, 2024 2:29 pm

    Very sad.

    Defense secretary Lloyd Austin in critical care

  49. eaglesoars
    50 | February 12, 2024 2:32 pm


    The Dutch farmers are not giving up – Huge protest with tractors everywhere today.

    They are saying NO to the climate agenda.


  50. lobo91
    51 | February 12, 2024 3:03 pm

    I guess they were going for maximum “intersectionality” points on this one. The shooter was transgender, from El Salvador, and reportedly had “Free Palestine” written on the rifle used:

  51. eaglesoars
    52 | February 12, 2024 4:42 pm

    @ lobo91:

    And apparently the 7 yr old boy injured is its son. He’s critical

  52. eaglesoars
    53 | February 12, 2024 4:42 pm

    So Amazon just delivered a book to the wrong damn address

  53. rain of lead
    54 | February 12, 2024 8:06 pm

    If MISSISSIPPI QUEEN was Delta Blues…

  54. 55 | February 12, 2024 8:26 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    I think that calculus made easy site screwed my browser up.

    I opened it yesterday, and my browser shut down. I had to uninstall it, and reinstall it, and as soon as I open that page again, the browser started shutting down again. I’m using Brave.

    I’m on my third download, and no problems so far.

  55. eaglesoars
    56 | February 12, 2024 8:50 pm

    @ right_wing2:

    YIKES! I didn’t open it because I know hopeless when I see it

  56. Possum
    57 | February 12, 2024 11:02 pm

    Not a food post as I am eating Yorkshire Burritos for the third day. A packet of Goldenfry Yorkshire pudding mix. Add an egg and it is enough for three meals.

    I did taco beef pudding and then pudding with beef stew then tonight it is going to be a Yorkshire pudding mix pancake with taco shrimp.

    This time I have onions and a green pepper and sour cream and salsa!

    I know nobody gives a shit what I eat, actually neither do I really.

    Every day is one day closer to death.

  57. eaglesoars
    58 | February 13, 2024 12:18 am

    Can these people even tie their own shoes?

    Justin Bieber fans livid he didn’t join Usher’s Super Bowl 2024 halftime show

    don’t get me started on Taylor Swift and that pig she’s using as her next mark.

  58. 59 | February 13, 2024 12:37 am

    rain of lead wrote:

    If MISSISSIPPI QUEEN was Delta Blues…

    Leslie West would be proud. Justin Johnson is one of my favorites.No frills, he just plays.

  59. 60 | February 13, 2024 1:05 am

    NOLA Live Cam (balcony view).

  60. 61 | February 13, 2024 1:06 am

    @ Bunk Five Hawks X:
    Street view.

  61. coldwarrior
    62 | February 13, 2024 2:37 am

    @ Possum:
    Brit-tex-mex fusion!

    It could take off!

  62. coldwarrior
    63 | February 13, 2024 2:40 am

    I’m all screwed up, was up for 24 hours and went to sleep at 1600 yesterday…at 130am my daughter’s cat sneezed in my ear.


    Now I’m up and baking bread.

  63. coldwarrior
    64 | February 13, 2024 2:41 am

    @ Possum:
    Carne asada wellington?

  64. coldwarrior
  65. Possum
    66 | February 13, 2024 9:26 am

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ Possum:
    Brit-tex-mex fusion!

    It could take off!

    To be honest I did not know I was doing it until a twenty something year old that lived in Louisiana saw that in England they were wrapping burrito filling things in a Yorkshire pudding.

    The British steal ideas and food.

  66. 67 | February 13, 2024 9:55 am

    Thoughts on Trumps comments about Putin/NATO?

  67. coldwarrior
    68 | February 13, 2024 10:34 am

    @ Possum:
    I have to figure out why yinz’s comments aren’t auto approving

  68. lobo91
    69 | February 13, 2024 10:40 am

    A little Tuesday morning wake up call. Dany, Pau and Ale at the end of the Shiprocked music cruise:

  69. coldwarrior
    70 | February 13, 2024 11:45 am

    @ Possum:
    @ coldwarrior:

    see if that works

  70. lobo91
    71 | February 13, 2024 12:08 pm

    I just scored tickets to see Joe Bonamassa in Albuquerque in August. Only been waiting about 10 years…

  71. coldwarrior
    72 | February 13, 2024 12:26 pm

    @ lobo91:


  72. Deplorable Martian Overlord
    73 | February 13, 2024 12:54 pm

    Tried out a YouTube recipe. Use wet tortillas coated in egg then fry. Damn, life-changing. Makes the most amazing omelets.

  73. eaglesoars
    74 | February 13, 2024 5:40 pm

    Wow. Bloodbath.

    Bloodbath at Paramount claims 800 jobs including CBS News journalists embroiled in controversy

    Several CBS News reporters were caught up in layoffs at Paramount Global that claimed 800 jobs, including one who is embroiled in a high-stakes First Amendment fight — and another who has reportedly weathered HR probes over his workplace behavior, The Post has learned.

    Catherine Herridge — an award-winning senior correspondent whose First Amendment case is being closely watched by journalists nationwide — was among the hundreds of employees at CBS parent Paramount who got pink slips on Tuesday, sources told The Post.

    The carnage provoked outrage from the rank-and-file at CBS, with some focusing their ire on Paramount Global CEO Bob Bakish, who pulled down $32 million in total compensation last year despite the company’s ever-shrinking financial profile.

  74. buzzsawmonkey
    75 | February 13, 2024 6:24 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Several CBS News reporters were caught up in layoffs at Paramount Global that claimed 800 jobs, including one who is embroiled in a high-stakes First Amendment fight — and another who has reportedly weathered HR probes over his workplace behavior, The Post has learned.

    Let’s lay off
    All what we got
    Let’s just all ditch
    Those nasty snots
    Got a lot of news nastiness
    Let’s ditch
    Let’s ditch
    Let’s ditch
    Those nasty snots…

  75. 76 | February 14, 2024 12:11 am

    @ Bunk Five Hawks X:
    There are Jesus Poeple with signs and a megaphone preaching to the heathens on the NOLA Cam now.

  76. 77 | February 14, 2024 6:39 am

    I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised that Republicans lost another seat.

    Between the black eye Santos gave the party and the push in so many areas for excessive restrictions on abortion, plus the fact it’s NY, it was an uphill battle.

    The party needs to make some changes, across the board.

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