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26 February 2024

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Gregory

I've not seen a good estimate of the number of Democrats who voted for Haley in the GOP primary in SC.

Gregory

Ummm, George... not sure what your numbers were referring to. 65/35% seemed to be reversed.

George Rebane

Greg 207pm - In the Republican primary the percentage of independent/undeclared voters for Haley was 65%, and for Trump was 34%.

scenes

In case anyone wanted to read the article.

"The Spy War: How the C.I.A. Secretly Helps Ukraine Fight Putin"
https://archive.is/ZrJph

scenes

Partisan source, naturally, but to the point.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2024/02/nearly-half-nikki-haleys-voters-south-carolina-open

fish ole'

It's like a Former Union Editor with the usual political axe to grind (GO TEAM FEELZ!) went to work for the bureau....


FBI Chooses Stock Image Of Well-Dressed White-Women To Depict Organized Retail-Crime



https://www.zerohedge.com/political/fbi-chooses-stock-image-well-dressed-white-women-depict-organized-retail-crime

fish ole’

So which economy would you rather inherit….?


Food Is Taking a Bite Out of Your Income. These Consumers Are Getting Creative.


…..Trump or Biden’s??



https://www.wsj.com/economy/consumers/food-is-taking-a-bite-out-of-your-income-these-consumers-are-getting-creative-e51a3d46?mod=hp_lead_pos8


scenes

Gotta love Twitter.

re: Letitia James.

https://twitter.com/Villgecrazylady/status/1762544911205724618

I do like this 'ghost donor' concept.

scenes

re: moi@8:16AM ""The Spy War: How the C.I.A. Secretly Helps Ukraine Fight Putin"

Forgot to mention that it's worth considering why the NYT, a fully paid-up propaganda outlet of the intelligence community, would release this article? What are they really after here?

Don Bessee

He is not wrong -

https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2024/02/27/schweizer-biden-doesnt-want-to-confront-china-on-fentanyl-due-to-his-familys-money/

;-)

fish ole'

You really have to feel for Toyota.....delivering the best all round green vehicle but not complying with President Brainstem's idiotic "pure electric" vision!


"The Greenest Car in America Might Surprise You"


They even managed to make the newest Prius a little less stodgy!


There's a reason Joe Biden was widely considered the dumbest man in the senate...."Never underestimate Joe's ability to fuck things up!"!


https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/the-greenest-car-in-america-isn-t-an-ev/ar-BB1j2nwl

fish ole’

Hey….looks like “Cocaine Mitch” is punching out!

fish ole'

WAIT.......let me guess.....crickets from the usual suspects!


Obama’s CIA Asked Foreign Intel Agencies To Spy on Trump Campaign


If only you could see the surprise on my face.....


https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2024/02/28/obamas_cia_asked_foreign_intel_agencies_to_spy_on_trump_campaign_150565.html

Don Bessee

They might be right about those snowflakes -

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/other/how-a-generation-forgot-what-it-is-to-be-resilient/ar-BB1iXrdK?ocid=msedgntp&pc=U531&cvid=b0b89935d55643cd9ccac7655a67006b&ei=101

;-)

Individual Juan

Fich Taco, asking is one thing, don't you think that the CIA is in Ukraine and has been in Ukraine? They were probably following Rudy Giuliani around when he was trying to figure out where Hillary hit her server.

Scott O

Oh, Brave New World -

"But as the legal scholar James Grimmelmann has observed, just because it’s fair for a person to do something for self-education doesn’t necessarily mean it’s fair for a corporation to do it on a massive scale for profit."

So - it's all right for you to read books and educate yourself, but not OK for a machine, because...
PROFIT!
As we all know, authors always write for fun and they never make any money - right?
MASSIVE SCALE!
Uh, almost every single thing you buy is a product that used to be slowly hand-crafted and is now made on a 'massive scale'.
All you whiners out there losing your job because a machine can do it better and faster need to do what the Dems told the coal miners - "learn to code".
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/news/generative-ai-is-challenging-a-234-year-old-law/ar-BB1j6h7g

fishanthrope

Posted by: Individual jeffy | 29 February 2024 at 07:17 AM


Ahh…distract, distract, distract …..even better than crickets!


So you and the missus back from floating around the Caribbean? Or was it something else this year?

Scott O

"...from floating around the Caribbean"

Was a ship involved?

fishanthrope

Posted by: Scott O | 29 February 2024 at 08:55 AM


Was a ship involved?

Apparently there was last year. Cemetery blog had a photo up for a full year until he pulled the plug and put it out of its misery.

The Estonian Fox

Don B 08:34 PM

In the article, Prof. Furedi notes that “Life has always been difficult. There are relationship breakdowns and failings and struggles. But children have been taught that these difficulties are psychological issues that need medicalising, and not a normal part of life."

And all this while a safe and comfortable home, abundant food, and pure water is provided by the parents, or government. Try having a comfortable home without the natural gas that the Biden folks want to eliminate; try growing abundant food when the Biden folks want to eliminate crude oil (and so fertilizer and gasoline) for crops & tractors. That's when the physical problems start. We don't realize exactly how well we live in our naturally dangerous world.

Ask the third-worlders how much they envy our American ingenuity - they would take it in a minute. Of course, many are taking it by invasion, and we are letting them, without a complaint. We are forgetting how much maintenance, physical and mental, is required to keep our first-world abundance.

Psychological stress is largely self-induced. Wait until the physical stress begins if you think it's bad now. Not many years away.

scenes

"Try having a comfortable home without the natural gas that the Biden folks want to eliminate; try growing abundant food when the Biden folks want to eliminate crude oil (and so fertilizer and gasoline) for crops & tractors. "

My working theory on that is that policy makers simply don't understand the physical world very well and, more importantly, take the tactic that if you abolish something a replacement will be found through the genius of science. If the easier/cheaper thing still exists, particularly true of mined energy, no one will bother to replace it. Neither the Law of Unintended Consequences or physics matters much. An answer will magically be provided given the pressure of an artificial emergency.

Of course, legislating something out of existence is not only easier than replacing it, but is a sure-fired way to ratchet up your own wealth and status.

At least we know about how many people the planet can support without fossil fuels in a more primitive fashion. Gonna be ugly getting there though. Hope everyone has a spare bedroom available for the flood of undocumented citizens.

Scott O

Well, of course - that must be the reason:
"Greene also confirmed Rep. Matt Gaetz’s (R-KY) statement that Hunter testified he joined the board of Burisma Holdings to counter Russian aggression. “He said he was picked to serve on Burisma ‘s board to defend democracy and Burisma was stopping Russian aggression,” Greene said."
Yessir - Burisma's board knew they were being investigated for corruption by the then current prosecutor, but being patriotic they knew the important and critical thing they needed to do was to hire an American drug addict to defend their country against Russian aggression.
Turns out they paid all that dough to Hunter to no avail - Putin invaded anyway.
But son of a bitch, the drug addict's dad just by total coincidence got rid of that pesky prosecutor!
And Idiot Juanita and Paul totally believe this shit.
Hunter Biden - defender of Mother Ukraine!
Hilarious.

Scott O

Not to be outdone - Pelosi comes up with her own wild tale:
"Pelosi said, “Let’s see what the title is, Life at Conception Act. So they have to know what that means. I’ve said for years that people on the other side of the aisle need a lesson in the birds and the bees because sometimes they don’t seem to understand.

Sez the party of "men can get pregnant"

Anyone want to post here that human life does not begin at conception?

Go ahead - explain it to us.

Not holding my breath.

Individual Juan

So funny to read the comments from all the Republicans on this site as they fumble around, Trump style, talking about gas stoves, gender issues, yada yada yada.

Biden just owned Trump at the border, calling him out to actually do something besides complain.
But the Republican party is the party of grievance and conspiracy theories.
This election cycle feels like a replay of the Carter Reagan election.
As with Reagan and the hostages, Trump wants to keep the border problems alive until after the election. He also even admitted he would like economy to crash before the election.

How about that Hunter Biden story?
The freedom-fried brainiacs of the freedom caucus continue to conspire and scrabble around for anything they can in order to keep the Hunter Biden BS conspiracy going even after being basically laughed out of chambers.

What a hoot!

fishanthrope

Posted by: Individual Juan | 01 March 2024 at 07:00 AM


Ahhh……he hasn’t been delivered yet! No wonder you’re so upset! Have a care sweet, sweet Guatemalan relief is a mere 1200 mile stroll away!

Jeez…..

scenes

"So funny to read the comments from all the Republicans on this site as they fumble around, Trump style, talking about gas stoves, gender issues, yada yada yada."

Sorry about that Paul 2.

I can't say that I'm interested in Trump until the general campaign really starts up. In the meantime, it's just a bunch of shrieking by the usual suspects trying to invent drama and drive clicks.

Courtesy of hackernews, I'll give you something to read while getting control over your blood pressure.

On the Ocean Conditions of Hycean Worlds
https://arxiv.org/pdf/2402.12330.pdf

scenes

Speaking of politics, this story in The Union got me into a spate of self-reflection.

Is it better to simply ignore everyone or to simmer a bit on what idiots the people in this area can be?

"Before adjourning Wednesday evening’s city council meeting in Nevada City, Mayor Fernández assured members of the community that she and Councilmember Petersen are working to arrange for a public dialogue session with individuals on both political sides of the current war in Gaza...."

https://www.theunion.com/news/mayor-fern-ndez-announces-efforts-to-bring-the-community-together-and-address-the-war-in/article_0a252d44-d756-11ee-9c04-035cd9593476.html

God protect us from 'activists', including those in local government.

Scott O

Idiot Juanita 7:00 - You're getting to sound pretty desperate, dude. Why did Biden go to the border? There's no problem or issue there, right? That's what the Biden admin has told us for years. Everything all hunky dory, right? Just Republican talking points, right? Looks like they lied and Idiot Juanita totally bought into the lie.
And Idiot Juanita is now making my point about Hunter Biden. Juanita totally buys the story that the Burisma board hired Hunter to fight off Putin! Hilarious! Say - that must be why Hunter had to buy his shootin' iron! He was going to fight the Russkies with it!
I see California is dealing with climate change these days. The end of snow, remember? But it's OK because the voters passed a multi-billion dollar bond years ago to build more dams. Right? How many dams have they built? Lots, right?

fishanthrope

PUTIN CUDDLERS........!

Who knew how the lusts of Baron Fatkonnen of Nevada City for delicious Guatemalan dishwashers and yard help would play into the hands of arch fiend Vladimir (they even share a first name so it has to be true!! emoji, emoji, emoji!!!) Putin!


Revealed: how Putin plans to flood West with migrants


Shame....!!!


https://www.yahoo.com/news/revealed-putin-weaponising-migration-destabilise-213000105.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9kcnVkZ2VyZXBvcnQuY29tLw&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAI6ZHgPtXISY3x1RRKZrv5-H7sUDvm4kHAdjXVbCkjvgcAiQT0mDX-18GdpoJePOoUIBfcbYwaVRl_-QAs_26Hkx4k7ax9fpns48-WOg55cD-IWJvV7EnHN-I1YEEV0B495vrKmhwyZ2i0Q54MX93sgZprPCXMLoKnnqC9BGq7fl

fishanthrope

PUTIN CUDDLERS........!

Who knew how the lusts of Baron Fatkonnen of Nevada City for delicious Guatemalan dishwashers and yard help would play into the hands of arch fiend Vladimir (they even share a first name so it has to be true!! emoji, emoji, emoji!!!) Putin!


Revealed: how Putin plans to flood West with migrants


Shame....!!!


https://www.yahoo.com/news/revealed-putin-weaponising-migration-destabilise-213000105.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9kcnVkZ2VyZXBvcnQuY29tLw&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAI6ZHgPtXISY3x1RRKZrv5-H7sUDvm4kHAdjXVbCkjvgcAiQT0mDX-18GdpoJePOoUIBfcbYwaVRl_-QAs_26Hkx4k7ax9fpns48-WOg55cD-IWJvV7EnHN-I1YEEV0B495vrKmhwyZ2i0Q54MX93sgZprPCXMLoKnnqC9BGq7fl

fish ole'

Actually I think this is a requirement for DEI types.......


Columbia University Hospital DEI Chief Accused Of Plagiarizing Wikipedia, 27 Others In Dissertation


Look up the "Gay Protocol"......it's all right there!



https://www.zerohedge.com/political/columbia-university-hospital-dei-chief-accused-plagiarizing-wikipedia-27-others


scenes

re: fish o. @8:45

Now that is a beautiful thing. I don't know whether to be more outraged at the plagiarism, the award of a PhD for a 100+ pages of word salad bullshit, or the inevitable well-paid sinecure that you get when on that gravy train. There is a lot to like here, but you can't blame a dull-normal youth for taking advantage of a situation. It isn't like your average Kommissar was the sharpest tool in the shed.

lol. We are so fucked as a culture. The choice of President really makes little or no difference when there's so much sand in the bearings. Soon enough most people will be living in unpowered high-rises throwing their sewage down a non-working elevator shaft.

Got the man's dissertation on the other screen here and I'm thinking it's a perfect bit of random nonsense. Maybe this kind of paper could be used as a one-time pad.

Scott O

fishy - from Hemingway's blog:
"...and I suspect at some point they will claim they care more about "diversity" than honesty."

That 'point' has already arrived. They've declared facts to be all racist and shee-it.

It's all about his "lived truth" and "life experiences".
It's the NARRATIVE!
He HAD to plagiarize because it was his way of surviving in a white-controlled racist world!

So what if the bridge fell down - the design team was diverse and multicultural!
Let's pay attention to what's important, here.

Scott O

scenes - "you can't blame a dull-normal youth for taking advantage of a situation."

Absolutely. Like the whole DEI multi-million dollar grift. Grifters gonna grift. It's the patsies who should know better and use investors' and tax-payers' dough to pay off these clowns. That's where my ire is directed. Is it no wonder that once the proles realized all they had to do was buy Coors Lite instead of Bud Lite, they could actually fight back just a little?

Individual Juan

If you all want to see an idiot in action, check a Trump recent rant,

https://www.yahoo.com/news/want-know-weird-donald-trump-090621910.html

https://truthsocial.com/@realDonaldTrump/posts/112011907420497354

Grievance, conspiracies and 4th Grade (Gregory level) insults.

What a hoot!

Gregory

Wow.

So Jeff, will your son be graduating this Spring?

Scott O

Hey Juanita - did you get any photos of Hunter fighting the Russians? You know - post cards from the front?
What a maroon.

fishanthrope

Posted by: Individual Juan | 01 March 2024 at 11:50 AM



If you all want to see an idiot in action, check a Trump recent rant


Idiot in action....why click on anything....that's what you're here for! What a hoot indeed!

fish ole'

More good news for psul on the democrats are the party of fiscal rectitude......


U.S. national debt rising $1 trillion every 100 days...


Good thing that god sent Shotgun Joey to save America!


https://www.cnbc.com/2024/03/01/the-us-national-debt-is-rising-by-1-trillion-about-every-100-days.html

Scott O

"U.S. national debt rising $1 trillion every 100 days..."

That's the current rate - wait til the smarties in DC "fix" the problem.
They'd better hurry up with the national digital money program - the rubes might start to catch on.

Scott O

Wow - looks like this would include Idiot Juanita and Paul:

"“Tom, I’ll start with you,” began Mika Brzezinski. “Why are rural white voters a threat to democracy at this point?”"

Uh oh.
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/taibbi-msnbc-paul-krugman-panic-over-white-rural-rage

fish ole'

“Tom, I’ll start with you,” began Mika Brzezinski. “Why are rural white voters a threat to democracy at this point?”



I'll take 'they're not buying our bullshit anymore' for $800 Alex!

fishanthrope

Usually it takes longer for me to be right about these things.....!


Transgender Space Force Colonel Says Using Pronouns In Emails Will Help Win Wars


Cue Nevada City's Bachelor Rhetoretician (hat tip Gregory) to defend the.....ahem.... colonel's ....err...position! Yeah position!


https://www.zerohedge.com/political/transgender-space-force-colonel-says-using-pronouns-emails-will-help-win-wars

Don Bessee

Couldn't happen to a bunch of lefty liars -

CNN Hosts Anderson Cooper, Chris Wallace, More on the ‘Chopping Block’ Amid New CEO Mark Thompson

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/cnn-hosts-anderson-cooper-chris-140655088.html?.tsrc=fp_deeplink

;-)

Scott O

More on the "danger" of white, rural hicks:

"...then Schaller read off small town America’s charge sheet: rural whites, he said, are the most “racist,” “xenophobic,” “anti-immigrant and anti-gay,” “conspiracist,” “anti-democratic,” they “don’t believe in an independent press or free speech,” and are “most likely to accept or excuse violence,” for starters."

...for starters!

Don Bessee

Even the Coast Guard wont play calis crazy global warming game -

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/coast-guard-refuses-to-enforce-california-s-new-environmental-regulation/ar-BB1jc2Xo?ocid=msedgntp&pc=U531&cvid=164711bf2f424bffb479529946cbb2b5&ei=5

;-)

Don Bessee

The show trial in GA cannot even convince the lib networks -

MSNBC host bashes Fulton County attorney in Fani Willis hearing: 'Is this the best the DA’s team has?'
MSNBC's Katy Tur called Georgia prosecutor 'kind of hard to watch'

MSNBC host Katy Tur slammed Georgia prosecutor Adam Abbate on Friday for his performance on behalf of embattled Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, asking if that was the "best" the county could do.

Multiple news outlets reported on Abbate’s halting speaking style during the course of the hearing. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution was one such news outlet to note the "long pauses and halting answers as he at times struggled to answer questions from Judge Scott McAfee"

"I’m struck by… this lawyer is kind of hard to watch," Tur said. "I mean, as a layman, he’s kind of hard to watch. Is this the best the DA’s team has to put up?"

"When you talk about these nuanced arguments, I don’t know if this is something he’s used to presenting," she conceded.

"As opposed to taking the bait from the defense and starting your argument off responding arguing to them, as opposed to enabling yourself to settle in, say what you were going to say and ‘then, by the way, Judge, what they said was wrong, let me tell you why.’"

At one point, Abbate accidentally referred to Willis as "Ms. Wade" before correcting himself, confusing her last name for that of her former romantic partner.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/msnbc-host-bashes-georgia-attorney-in-fani-willis-hearing-is-this-the-best-the-das-team-has-to-put-up

;-)

scenes

fishanthrope@8:20

re: 'Bree Fram'

While it's difficult to beat the straight-to-the-point comment on the story from one 'JoeyChernenko'

"Fram is a mentally ill attention seeking male who's been promoted within the military to further a maniacal agenda with the primary goal of destroying the USA. Period."

Maybe it's more a matter of using the normalization of mental illness as a way to achieve status. Lotsa gold in them thar affirmative action and non-profit hills. The first Furry SecDef is only a matter of time.

After spending a bit of time perusing Ms. Fram on YouTube, and after the inevitable wondering about all the decorations you can get in those gigs anymore, I decided it was simpler to just be damned glad to live in this era where I can see such marvels. You can argue that making the military crappier keeps the country out of overseas adventures and, by golly, I get to laugh and laugh at the absurd situations presented as Good Things. I think that 'progressives' were put on Earth just to crack me up between one thing and another.

It's as if modern life is a screenplay written by Dick Shawn.

.

scenes

...wait wait wait. I've got it figured out.

The United States of America is turning into a giant Kids in the Hall sketch.

Next up. General Cabbage Head. Secretary of State Chicken Lady.

The Space Force dude:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/85lEVvA3Uk4?start=35&end=38

Scott O

"You can argue that making the military crappier keeps the country out of overseas adventures ..."

Nope.

You just get more of the disastrous and deadly debacles exampled by our military humiliation in Afghanistan.

fish ole'

Posted by: scenes | 02 March 2024 at 07:03 AM

"Fram is a mentally ill attention seeking male who's been promoted within the military to further a maniacal agenda with the primary goal of destroying the USA. Period."


I don't think they want to destroy the United States as such.....that's when the grift stops! The screwballs and the pet politicians don't get to participate in what happens after....the asset stripping! That's the province of bigger players and Shotgun Joey and his Merry Band of Idiots aren't in that club.

Right now all of the public face of progressivism just wants things on a shallow glide slope to disaster.....keep the infernal party going as long as possible!

Paul Emery

Was that nearly 8 trillion in debt that happened under Trumps leadership part of that "shallow glide slope to disaster" you refer to fish? Should we anticipate that happening again if he becomes President?

scenes

re: fishole@10:54AM

As mentioned, the quote is from someone else at Zerohedge.

I honestly don't think that universal goals become a thing after a certain point. Like most group movements, 'progressivism' becomes an exercise in self-aggrandizement after a purty short time span. People like Randi Weingarten, Ibram X. Kendi, Tim Wise, or your local school board, have a genius for perverting a seemingly selfless movement for their own advancement, and heroes like 'Bree Fram' (thank you for your service) manage to ride their own debauchery to public renown. Destroying the USA is simply collateral damage in indulging in one's own feelz, avarice, and perversion.

It's funny how people who were so quick to see the falseness in megachurch-style Christian nationalism, like the now-insignificant 1980s TV evangelists, are so susceptible to the lures of men-in-dresses, Wakanda, and the placement of sexually-aberrant books in elementary school libraries. Maybe, at heart, 'progressives' all want to be one of Sam Brinton's pups.

fish ole'

Posted by: psul "I am the Sea Lion" Emery | 02 March 2024 at 12:02 PM


What up C-Lyin?

Individual Juan

We are Spartans!...er...Spartets?

https://spartapride.org/bree-fram/

fishanthrope

Posted by: Individual Juan | 02 March 2024 at 12:28 PM


Always there to chat favorably about female impersonators aren't you jeffy?

fish ole'

Posted by: psul "damn look at all that change in the guitar case" Emery | 02 March 2024 at 12:02 PM


Three years in Biden is at 6 trillion.....but the cherry on the sundae is the trillion every hundred days now his administration is racking up psulbot! Roughly 1460 days in a four year presidential term.....so I think you can expect on top of Biden's 8 trillion at the end of this term another 15 trillion by the end of his next!


No worries though......I'm sure you'll "hog and jog" out of this life hippy style before the punchbowl is completely empty! So it's all good.

scenes

I. Juan@12:28PM

ooh, thanks for the web site. It's full of absolutely insane people for me to ponder over.

Behold, the SPARTA Board Secretary and US Army Major.

https://spartapride.org/spar/


Nope. Everything is fine. Just normal people doin' their thing.

Individual Juan

We are back in the helium!

https://www.yahoo.com/news/helium-discovery-northern-minnesota-may-225900218.html

fish ole'

Hey....where C-Lyin be?

Don Bessee

Can it get any crazier in socialist dem sac? Steal taxpayers money to subsidize first time home buyers and give it to illegals? WTF!

https://www.foxnews.com/media/new-california-bill-make-illegal-immigrants-eligible-first-time-homebuyer-loans

;-)

Don Bessee

Creepy grampa joe opened the floodgates to illegals, ruined the economy for citizens and lost the hispanic vote -

Between candidates Biden and Trump, 46% of Hispanics who responded to the poll said they would vote for Trump, while 40% said they would support Biden. That's a big difference from Biden's 2020 general election support from Hispanics. Biden won 59% of the Hispanic vote to Trump's 38% that year, according to Pew Research.

https://currently.att.yahoo.com/news/trump-leads-biden-among-hispanics-191557568.html

;-)

Don Bessee

Another pointy headed liberal global warming solution meets reality -

Contra Costa County officials will stop enforcing building codes that require most new buildings to be all-electric — at least for now.

The about-face comes after a three-judge panel in April struck down Berkeley's first-in-the-nation ban on natural gas in new construction, ruling that cities do not have the authority to prohibit the installation of natural gas plumbing in buildings.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/article/contra-costa-county-pauses-all-electric-building-requirements-natural-gas-ban-for-new-construction/ar-BB1jeidt?ocid=msedgntp&pc=U531&cvid=b7134f04c29e402e8a54365402cf7eb4&ei=78

;-)

scenes

re: DonB@8:00PM

Doesn't matter, they'll ban natural gas in any case.

From the article:

"Notably, the ruling doesn't impact cities that have taken a building code-based approach to natural gas bans"

If you spend some time on a site like reddit, where there are scads of people exuding their feelz, it basically all boils down to this:

. The world will end unless certain measures are taken and these measures are known with utter certainty (let's say lessening use of natural gas).
. There's only one set of ways to lessen use of natural gas. This is done with a very particular set of products and technologies (heat pump and PG&E control of 'smart' thermostat perhaps).
. The only way to achieve this end is to use government to mandate these products and technologies.
. You are not allowed to escape the mandate via wealth, geographic location, or any other 'inequitable' means.

It's the kind of techno-fascism you might run into for transportation issues, communications, food production. Inventing rules is it's own reward.

scenes

I think that Ben Shapiro is an overly-whiny sort of creature, but it's cool for him to accumulate things that crack me up.

https://twitter.com/benshapiro/status/1763638253507235996

"1/ BREAKING: We've obtained internal emails from UCLA's medical school -- supposedly one of the best in the country. If you want to understand how DEI and anti-white, anti-American hatred have been mainlined into the medical profession, you need to see this"

etc.

One takeaway, to me, is that it's probably not a bad plan to do a minimal background check on any facility or surgeon that does something life-saving/threatening to you. It's one of the few cases where it's practically impossible to avoid 'activists' doing their magic to you personally.

Shapiro also introduced me to the word 'Indigeneity' here, so I am eternally grateful.

fish ole'

When I see articles like this I find myself inspired that there are still outlets like the Sierra Business Council that are fighting this trend by hiring pretty much only native white people to whomp out policy papers and Climate Action Plans™ ......


https://www.wsj.com/economy/business-immigrant-low-skilled-labor-addiction-bf009a83

fish ole'

From the increasingly irrelevant Drudge Report.....


$125M 'GUARANTEED INCOME' GIVEAWAY
HUGE RISE IN HANDOUTS


It's an election year, time to.....buy off the rabble....errr....lock in the base!

Individual Juan

How did I miss this? So sad, Large Marje and a few of her MAGA brained cohorts lost their supreme court challenge against having to pay fines for not wearing masks in Congress.


The fines get deducted from her paycheck, lol

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2024/02/20/supreme-court-rejects-mask-mandate-marjorie-taylor-greene/72670400007/

scenes

"pay fines for not wearing masks in Congress"

What a f'ing stupid rule. Do people actually think those things made a bit of difference? Masks were all about a combination of hysteria and power dynamics. Though shall wear a mask and we can force you to.

I did run into a case showing the value of the internet though. Helium mining. I wondered where in the heck helium came from since you'd think that the natural tendency for the less dense to go up would result in any residual helium disappearing long ago.

Looked it up. Alpha particles are helium minus a couple of electrons. Duh. Natural radioactivity'll make it over time. I still don't know why it would collect with natural gas deposits.

Gregory

"The justices, without comment, declined an appeal from Reps. Tom Massie, Ralph Norman and Marjorie Taylor Greene in their suit against former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Lower courts had said Pelosi could not be sued because courts don’t have jurisdiction over Congress’ internal rules
."

There was no Supreme Court ruling made, Jeff.

scenes

'fish' emery: " hiring pretty much only native white people to whomp out policy papers and Climate Action Plans"

No biggie.

It's like getting mad at the dog for stealing a steak off of the coffee table, the non-profit fundage is there for the taking.

Gregory

Am I the only one here who's seen the new Dune movie?

My sweetie and I took it in at Del Oro on our way to the airport yesterday... she has a moot in NYC. Good movie.

Fortunately, the blizzard didn't materialize in our part of Nirvana Silly.

scenes

"Am I the only one here who's seen the new Dune movie?"

Didn't see the movie, but I reread the book lately in kind of a quick 'greatest hits' run through of pulp fiction I read as a kid. It (and a couple of other Herbert novels) held up better than a lot of SF novels of the era I think.

I always think of the March 1965 Analog cover when it was first serialized.

I do have to wonder if the quickly improving ability to build synthetic movies will result in a burst of output, or the death of the concept as something else takes it's place. The opportunities for interactive entertainment are one way the whole deal could veer.

Gregory

I read Dune circa 1969 after I read through the Lord of the Rings and had to keep feeding.

Can't find my old paperbacks.

While the new Dunes are superior to the old Dune movie from Dino De Laurentis, I did like that one too. A simpler movie from a simpler time.

Scott O

Idiot Juanita: "How did I miss this?"

Oh, Juanita - there is sooo much that you miss.
Don't you worry your pretty little head. Just keep reading Slate and Salon and hang on every word that issues from the White House. I'm sure you have enough money and standing in the "correct" political crowd to get you through most of the world's reality.
Look at your glee that people you hate are punished for nothing beyond being people you hate. You remind me of teacher's pet smirking because you ratted out someone in class you don't like and now they have to sit in the corner.
I suppose if that's all you have left as enjoyment in your life...
Sad.

fishanthrope

See there is hope jeffy....errr....juan....


Study finds daily fiber supplement improves older adults’ brain function in just 12 weeks.


If you just push away from the cornucopia of Hostess™ products you have stashed in the pantry and instead have a Triscuit now and again you can recover some of your cognitive function!



https://medicalxpress.com/news/2024-03-daily-fiber-supplement-older-adults.html

Don Bessee

Read em and weep -

The CBS News/YouGov poll released on Sunday contains very dark warnings for Biden and great news for Trump. First off, the former president leads the current president 52 percent to 48 percent in a head-to-head matchup. That Trump is in majority support territory should be very troublesome for Biden—that means Trump has a majority of the country with him according to this survey. That lead is also the biggest lead CBS has ever recorded in its history of polling Trump versus Biden—a terrible fact for the current president. But drilling down even deeper into the numbers, one finds some more boons for Trump and pitfalls for Biden. Among independents, the CBS News poll found Trump at 57 percent and Biden at 42 percent—a 15-point lead for Trump among the decisive bloc that could swing November’s contest.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/03/03/slate-polls-show-trump-opening-firm-lead-biden-general-election-begins/

;-)

Don Bessee

Boy did creepy grampa joe piss off the hispanics -

Between candidates Biden and Trump, 46% of Hispanics who responded to the poll said they would vote for Trump, while 40% said they would support Biden. That's a big difference from Biden's 2020 general election support from Hispanics. Biden won 59% of the Hispanic vote to Trump's 38% that year, according to Pew Research

https://currently.att.yahoo.com/news/trump-leads-biden-among-hispanics-191557568.html

;-)

The Estonian Fox

Not sure if this showed up on RR- Kind of goes with the new helium mine. Always had a good feeling about elements 1 & 2.

https://newatlas.com/energy/geologic-hydrogen-gold-rush/?itm_source=ocelot&itm_medium=recirculation&itm_campaign=ocelot_e079a01&itm_content=recommendation_1

Primary hydrogen on earth was found in 1987 in Mali, yet virtually no info produced about it in the U.S. Why didn't we know about this 37 years ago? Hydrogen has never been a primary source of energy on earth, because there just ain't none in the free state anywhere. Yet here is a bunch of it. If this is real, looks like Deus ex machina might come true. Even though the info is 37 years late. Did the greens have this up their sleeves all the time, just keeping it quiet?

Scott O

"Did the greens have this up their sleeves all the time, just keeping it quiet?"

The only thing up the "greens" have up their sleeve is a hammer and sickle tattoo and a smelly arm pit.

If there is really that much energy available in a form that is cost effective in calories per dollar at point of sale, then we would not only be hearing about it, but using it by now. I remember in the 70's when Solar Age and Popular Science magazines were claiming that old Mr Sol would power everything in a decade.
We already know that beneath our feet is enough heat energy to power everything we can possibly dream of for eons. Also that our sun will eventually obliterate all life in our solar system.
An interesting development for sure but my hopes rise only as high as the reality I wake up to every morning.

Scott O

Sorry - one too many "up"s.

Don Bessee

Boy are the reality check piling up of the woke lefties -

Oregon lawmakers have voted to recriminalize certain drugs after a surge in overdose deaths resulted in the governor declaring a state of emergency for Portland’s fentanyl crisis – all but ending a flagship liberal policy.

https://currently.att.yahoo.com/news/liberal-oregon-u-turns-passes-123610631.html

;-)

Individual Juan

"It's hard out here for a pimp..."

"Lauren Boebert skipped campaign event after ex-husband threat to toss her stuff in a pond."

https://www.rawstory.com/lauren-boebert-husband/

fish ole'

Ooopsy.......!


Supreme Court puts Trump back on Colorado Republican primary ballot



https://www.cnbc.com/2024/03/04/supreme-court-rules-in-trump-colorado-ballot-case.html

scenes

"Supreme Court puts Trump back on Colorado Republican primary ballot"

My guess is that most MSM won't mention the number of Justices who voted to put him back on.

I have to admire the amount of scorched earth lawfare that has been going on. Given the amount of time it takes to correct a power imbalance, or for The Woke to age out, you do have to wonder where you'll end up as people get crankier about it. It's tough to run a competent country with a consortium of cat ladies, crossdressers, rent-seeking POC diatribers, and a scattering of old-school neocons who want to blow up the world.

In the meantime, it makes for great entertainment.

scenes

Just a quick example to show how far-ranging the societal rot is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhOvYgpA6Qs

fish ole'

Posted by: scenes | 04 March 2024 at 07:50 AM

In the meantime, it makes for great entertainment.


Yeah....right up until it doesn't.

fish ole'

I'm sure "The Fattest little Pirate" in Nevada City will be back presently to tell us we're being mean to Hunter again.....


Hunter Biden Held Previously Undisclosed Meeting With The "F**king Spy Chief Of China"


Apparently the buying of the Biden's is/was a highly cost effective way of undermining the United States. Not that most in your fair burgh care......just as long as the proper pronouns were used during the ...bribery....negotiations!

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/agent-hunter-ex-partner-says-5-million-sought-quash-ukrainian-indictment-undisclosed

fish ole'

Important legal analysis from failed sportscaster.....eminent legal scholar Keith Olberman.


The Supreme Court has betrayed democracy. Its members including Jackson, Kagan and Sotomayor have proved themselves inept at reading comprehension. And collectively the "court" has shown itself to be corrupt and illegitimate.

It must be dissolved.


https://twitter.com/KeithOlbermann/status/1764672353378652544?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1764672353378652544%7Ctwgr%5E29d90f976a2d09062ef133d2ef96464f6d63d0b1%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Finstapundit.com%2F634993%2F

fish ole'

There's a reason that it's now the new newspaper of record.....


CDC Officially Changes COVID Guidelines To Whatever Your Uncle Frank Said About It Years Ago


https://buff.ly/49CXGGH

fish ole'

When you really want your conversations to be "overheard"....


Generals Discussed Secrets Of Ukraine War Using Off-The-Shelf Video Phone Tech, One Dialed In From Hotel Room


To be United States enemy is dangerous....to be the United States ally is fatal!



https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/generals-discussed-secrets-ukraine-war-using-shelf-video-phone-tech-one-dialed-hotel

Don Bessee

9-0 scotus win sure shut the mouths at certain unwatched so called news channels. Someone needs to call a welfare check on the ponytail of ignorance. LOL

;-)

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