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  1. R.D. Walker says:

    That might be fake; two videos tied together. The shadow of the person climbing out seems to disappear right before the train gets to that spot.

    If it is fake, it is very well done.

  2. Rich says:

    Things seem sorely amiss at Los Alamos National Laboratories. However, this kind of information should not be made public due to its national security implications. It is discouraging to find info like this online and open to the world. Anyway, beyond all that, I hope Trump sends in a team of bulldogs to get things under control and back to work at PF-4.

  3. Rich says:

    “Foreign” students at Scotland’s top University so frequently pee and poo in showers and trash bins that the school sent out an official memo to students and staff reminding them to use the toilets, and only the toilets, for such purposes.

    Shortly thereafter the school’s spokesman backpedaled:

    A University spokeswoman said the original email contained ‘sentiments that are completely contrary to our institutional values.’

    I’d say this is all insane, but … .

  4. BrunDawg says:

    Wheel of Fortune pulls image of their “Southern Charm” week because it depicts tour guides who may or may not resemble slaves.
    From ‘The Wrap’ via Yahoo: https://www.yahoo.com/tv/wheel-fortune-yanks-southern-charm-week-image-slavery-214331215.html

  5. MadBrad says:

    DEM OPERATIVE QUOTE OF THE DAY: “We no longer have a party caucus capable of riding this wave. We have 80-year-old leaders and 90-year-old ranking members. This isn’t a party. It’s a giant assisted living center. Complete with field trips, gym, dining room and attendants.”

  6. Rich says:

    If the facts reported by HotAir bear out, if anyone aboard the Fitzgerald deserves the MOH, it is 37-year-old Fire Controlman 1st Class Gary Leo Rehm Jr.

    • Z says:

      Wow. That was tough to read. Truly heroic. Describing him as heroic almost doesn’t seem enough.

      Thank you for sharing.

      • Rich says:

        Indeed Z. Very tough to read. Especially as a former Navy guy. It read as all too real.

        Flooding is every sailors’ nightmare. I remember back when I was in the Navy, between Electronic Tech. (ET) school and Nuc Power School, I was stationed for about 4 months on a reserve (WW II era) destroyer, the USS Cone, in Charleston, SC. The scuttlebutt was that the Captain came to skipper the Cone because his last command was involved in a collision at sea.

        Being an ET, I had access to the radar room which was well above the waterline in the superstructure. During the rare occasions when the Cone actually got underway, I never slept in my rack in berthing because that was well below the waterline. I’d just curl up in a corner of the radar room. I figured if the captain had screwed up once … .

        And then go figure. I went on to serve on submarines – where everything is below the waterline.

  7. Rich says:

    The city of Minneapolis, MN has set up a hate speech hotline to report “offenses” against certain “protected classes.” The hotline’s establishment was motivated by Trump’s election and is intended to target his supporters. Looks like the anti-Antifa are alive and well in Minneapolis.

  8. Rich says:

    Mornin’ Joe is apparently in a band. Last week while performing at Prohibition bar he sang a song he wrote for Mika called, “Let’s Fall In Love.” Mika was, apparently, underwhelmed. The Twitterverse reacted with some funny stuff.

  9. Rich says:

    File this under things you never think about. The Ken Doll has a creative process which has design ideas and prototypes – some successful: others not. Arnold Feeler, for 45 years, was apparently the main designer for both Ken and Barbie dolls. But all that came to an end when the Man-Bun Ken Doll came along. Faced with the reality of the Man-Bun Ken Doll going into production, Feeler objected and was, at age 70, fired. Not retired: fired.

  10. Jim22 says:

    Good point…

  11. Jim22 says:

    Nice bayonet you have there…

    • MadBrad says:

      … because everybody knows that if you supported Donald Trump, you’re a Nazi.

      They had better know how to use a Bayonet before they go pointing one at anybody.

  12. Z says:

    This Sean Spicer parody account entertains me to no end. Even the handle Sean Spicier cracks me up. But whoever is behind it, really is funny and skilled at riling up the lefties.

    http://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2017/06/23/that-was-obama-mr-wizard-sean-spicer-parodys-tl-explodes-in-lefty-stupid-over-trumpcare/

    Enjoy.

  13. Rich says:

    Good Lord. This is insulting. From The Federalist.

    The FBI’s Briefing On The GOP Baseball Shooting Couldn’t Have Been More Bizarre

    I guess the FBI is utterly Comeyized at this point. Worthless.

  14. Rich says:

    I hear he’s going to team up with Roman Polanski.

    Bill Cosby is going on tour to educate young people about how to avoid sexual assaults

    Avoiding Bill Cosby would go a long way in avoiding such things.

  15. Sortahwitte says:

    I spoke with my youngest daughter last night. She and her husband have 2 children, a girl, 11 and a boy, 13. They live in OKC. On Friday night, the boy was at SoonerCon, a science fiction/comic book convention. She called him to check in and he answered.

    “Mom, I’m piloting a starship right now, can I call you back in a bit?” She hoped she didn’t embarrass him, but on second thought, he probably isn’t the only one there that stills lives with their mother.

  16. Rich says:

    Here’s one for the “God’s Not Quite Ready For You Yet” file.

    UK Man Demonstrates How to Properly React to Getting Hit by a Bus

    Say’s he: he’s “lucky to be alive … .”

    Well no shit Sherlock. Nice to see you have a firm grasp on the situation.

  17. C. L. says:

    Here is a blast from my past. My Grandmother had 100% Italian heritage. She was fluent in 3 languages. She babysat me a lot in the first 5 – 6 years of my life. I can’t tell you how many countless times I heard this song during that time. This song may be why I instantly loved The Godfather. So many little things were done so perfectly in that movie. You would have to have Italian heritage to understand that. It may even have something to do with my decision to become a fireman later in life.

    Whatever the case may be, this song conjures up nothing but great memories of my early life. I hope you like it.

    • Rich says:

      Holy sheep dip Batman! That’s funny!!! And practical too. ‘Cause when the boys be done, it also serves as a feminist training man bashing camp and transgender training facility

  18. Rich says:

    Say that you are a married couple with the misfortune to have a baby son born with a fatal disease for which, you come to learn by hard experience, there is little that modern medicine can do to treat, much less cure. Charlie Gard. Seeing that the treatment road is coming to an end for your child, you search out alternative treatments and medical trials that might offer any hope. And, thank God, you find one. The trial doctors are willing to accept your son. In the meantime you have raised close to 2 million dollars for the experimental trial treatment. So … all good, right? NOT! Not if you live in Britain and want to take your son to America, at no cost to the British government, for treatment. What happens instead is that the doctors refuse to release your son. So you sue them. But the courts rule against you – including the EU courts. And as a final indignity, the British doctors won’t even let you take your son to die at home, When Euthanasia Becomes A Duty, and the Pope sides with the British authorities. I am certain that JPII is rolling in his grave at this.

    Worldwide many are outraged by the murderous arrogance of the British medical system and courts. But at least the Pope has had a course correction. But despite that, Great (or not so great) Britain seems intent on seeing this little baby die … as in its “best interest.”

    Man, if I ran the zoo, there would be a lot of unhappy British authorities who would be out of jobs and/or in jail – and a family en route to America.

    • Bman says:

      I heard about this story on Friday. I couldn’t believe it was truly happening.

      • Sortahwitte says:

        If I had a corporate jet at my pleasure, it would be on the way. Along with 10 pissed off fathers to snatch that family from the barbarians.

        This pope works for the other side.

        • R.D. Walker says:

          If this guy knew the president, he could ask him to do something…

          • Rich says:

            A tweet! (sigh) Good Lord. I hope Trump will pick up the dang phone and call the British PM and see I he can actually get this child and his family to the US. I understand they plan to disconnect this little boy Friday July 7th. Not much time left to act.

  19. Jim22 says:

    “We have the proof!”

  20. BrunDawg says:

    Damn the Goose, Bruce. We need another golden egg.
    Illinois House approves 32% income tax increase.

  21. Ray Davies says:

    Found this the other day.
    There are a few of us in here, Enjoy the Independence Day my friends. It has been paid for.

  22. Jim22 says:

    Is this Walmart in Jacksonville?

  23. Jim22 says:

    This is CNN

  24. BrunDawg says:

    Apologies if this has been posted before. Trey Gowdy at Liberty University. Far too may worthwhile quotes, thoughts, stories, and ideas in here. Particularly about law and persuasion.

  25. C. L. says:

    Sometimes lines should not be crossed. I think this meme finally gives me an idea of how good ol’ southern boys must feel about all the Confederate Memorial statues and monuments coming down. It’s Josey Wales, man, Josey Wales, for crying out loud. This, this, is sacrilege.

  26. Sortahwitte says:

    I still think US cities with any money should buy German water cannons. What fun and the commie scum gets a bath! Options include the ability to jam everything electronic; cell, video, data, gps, etc. There is good video on youtube, but not enough details.

  27. R.D. Walker says:

  28. Sortahwitte says:

    My wife, daughter, and grandaughter left Oklahoma for De Smet, SD this morning. They are going to the Ingall’s homestead to celebrate the 150th year of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books and life. There is a outdoor play and other sorts of entertainment. All three are fans of the books and tv series. The Ingalls other homesteads are all over Missouri, Iowa, and Minnesota. Pa was a mover. Sadly, I’m not making the trip. My overall attitude was not good enough to ride in the car with these 3 females for that great distance. Whew.

  29. C. L. says:

    Weekend thought: Would we all be better off if the chicken dance had never seen the light of day?

  30. fasttimes says:

    Did someone post an article semi recently about expansion to attic or anartic sea ice? I searched and the last one I saw was by RD back in 2014, but I swear there was one posted a few months ago, or is time moving that fast ?

  31. Rich says:

    This is one funny video. I don’t know if she is actually a Harvard Grad. But she sure could be with that attitude. Harvard Grad faces reality

  32. Ray Davies says:

    Thanks Rich, I needed that this AM.

  33. Jim22 says:

    Use what ya got. Looks like it was tied on with dental floss.

  34. Jim22 says:

    Count on CNN for coverage

  35. Jim22 says:

    George Carlin:

    • Rich says:

      Yes, but reality is different. A lifetime of excessive screwing outside of a committed relationship, with attendant consequences, could well be the best poster child for keeping virginity for marriage. Likewise, fighting for peace is sometimes unavoidable. Bullies do not exist only on playgrounds. To maintain your freedom from an aggressor, you must at times fight.

  36. Rich says:

    There is nothing like a capitalist company surfing off the back of retread feminist lies to sell shoes.

    SHOES!

    This is too delicious on too many levels.

  37. Rich says:

    Hitler reacts (it’s a parody folks – be cool)

    CNN Blackmail

  38. jacksonsdad says:

    This may have been posted here before and I don’t know if Jeff Foxworthy really said it or not but still…
    ______________________________

    Have you ever wondered why it’s OK to make jokes about Catholics,
    Jews, Christians, the Pope, the Irish, the Italians, the Polish, the
    Hungarians, the Chinese, the French (including French Canadians), the
    elderly, bad golfers, men/women, blacks/whites, blondes, Scots,
    Rednecks, etc., but its insensitive to make jokes about the Muslims?

    Well, it’s time to level the playing field and be politically
    incorrect, by including our friends, the Muslims, on this grandiose
    list.

    So Jeff Foxworthy did his part to include the Muslims on his list ..

    1. If you grow and refine heroin for a living, but morally object to
    the use of liquor, You may be a Muslim.

    2. If you own a $3,000 machine gun and a $5,000 rocket launcher, but
    can’t afford shoes, You may be a Muslim.

    3. If you have more wives than teeth, You may be a Muslim.

    4. If you wipe your butt with your bare hand, but consider bacon to be
    unclean, You may be a Muslim.

    5. If you think vests come in two styles, Bullet-proof and suicide,
    You may be a Muslim.

    6. If you can’t think of anyone that you haven’t declared jihad
    against, You may be a Muslim.

    7. If you consider television dangerous, but routinely carry
    explosives in your clothing, You may be a Muslim.

    8. If you were amazed to discover that cell phones have uses, other
    than setting off roadside bombs, You may be a Muslim.

    9. If you have nothing against women and think every man should own at
    least four, then you, too, may be a Muslim.

    10. If you find this offensive and do not forward it, you are part of
    the problem here in America – but if you delete this, you are most
    likely a Muslim.

  39. Jim22 says:

    One to share:

  40. Jim22 says:

    Ah, Florida… And then he starts to reload.

  41. jacksonsdad says:

    I’ve had “Alexa” shuffling Trace Adkins for a good long while naow and just heard one I hadn’t heard before. Dunno how I missed it before but glad I know it now…

  42. R.D. Walker says:

    I have returned from Europe and am back in Iowa.

  43. R.D. Walker says:

    I spent two weeks in Switzerland and France. I stayed in a Swiss farming community, visited apartment Einstein lived in in Bern, spent a couple of nights in Paris, saw the Normandy D-Day invasion sites and followed the footsteps of the men from my town who fought in the Battle of St. Quentin Canal in October 1918. I saw the Bayeux Tapestry, saw the the Amiens Cathedral that supposedly has the head of John the Baptist as a holy relic and visited many other historic sites. All in all, a pretty good trip. I will try to post a few photos later.

    • C. L. says:

      Sounds like it was a great trip. My Great-grandfather’s brother, Fred, was killed in action in the Argonne in 1917 or -18. I used to have a great picture of him in the original oval frame, in his wool WWI army uniform. I gave it to my Great-aunt, who passed away a couple years ago. I’ll never see it again, as it went to cousins of mine who I do not get along with at all. I would love to see the area, but it will never happen. I am eagerly awaiting your pictures. Thanks for sharing.

    • Z says:

      I have been to Bern a few times, and also visited Einstein’s apartment.

      Did you go to the Einstein museum? I really enjoyed it.

      Did you happen to take a dip in the river?

  44. Jim22 says:

    Leather vs. fur:

  45. Jim22 says:

    Charlie Daniels:

  46. jacksonsdad says:

    The Southeastern Raptor Center is watching this guy closely (as me and the boys have been also). It’s not looking good. I don’t know if they will intervene or if there is even any point to intervention. I expect they will let nature take its course. Hard to watch but a good ‘real world’ lesson.

    Mother Nature can be brutal. Bless his little heart…

    http://www.ospreycamera.com/

  47. BrunDawg says:

    Trump: U.S. military won’t allow transgender people ‘to serve in any capacity’.

    Corporal Klinger finally gets his section 8.

  48. Jim22 says:

    If I worked where Bman works I’d get some of these:

  49. jacksonsdad says:

    My youngest son (he’s 10) asked me about a quote he heard. I said it sounded like something John Lennon would have said. I asked ‘Alexa’ to play songs by John Lennon and as I’m listening I’m thinking about mark david chapman, james earl ray, sirhan sirhan and lee harvey oswald. That’s a few just off the top of my head who the devil was able to influence to do his bidding and commit acts of evil… dealing severe blows to all of humanity.

    john hinckley jr. almost got his task done but that one backfired. There are no doubt countless examples of successful and unsuccessful attempts by satan to silence the voices of virtue and peace… some of them are famous but certainly the vast majority of those who coulda woulda shoulda made the world a better place never got the chance b/c evil is alive and well and working hard 24/7. Some of them we now call ‘extremists’ but they’re all the same evil shit.

    As I toss this around in my head pontius pilate comes to mind and with him this song…

  50. jacksonsdad says:

    Wow. Just Wow.

  51. C. L. says:

    Well, that didn’t take long. I expected this, just not so soon. Scaramucci is OUT.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/31/us/politics/anthony-scaramucci-white-house.html

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