Open Thread - Friday, March 22, 2019

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Raggedy Ann's picture

Tsk, tsk, having a bit of fun on poor mad cow Nunes behalf? Shouldn’t be so easy but he’s enabling the fun! Opened a can of worms, has he? He’ll find out how hard it is to get those worms back in the can - ain’t happening!

We are surrounded by dumbasses. I read that Americans are becoming less happy. Ya think??? Does this mean the Rumplestilskin people are awakening? Oh please - give me some hope!

We got a nice rain yesterday. More today. Cleaning the air is good. There are lots of allergens in the air that need a shower!

My little grand baby granddaughter turned 21 yesterday. Where did the time go?

Have a beautiful day and weekend, folks! Pleasantry

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Women are human beings, not prey.
(I forgot where I read it although it might have been in The Intercept)

NCTim's picture

@Raggedy Ann Yellow puddles and pollen clouds in the breeze. The pine pollen is coarse and does not bother most people. When the Oak pollen comes, things get miserable.

Devin is easy to despise. I think his picture is in the dictionary beside smarmy. I would never trust a guy with that haircut.

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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. - Friedrich Nietzsche -

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@NCTim

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Women are human beings, not prey.
(I forgot where I read it although it might have been in The Intercept)

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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. - Friedrich Nietzsche -

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Women are human beings, not prey.
(I forgot where I read it although it might have been in The Intercept)

QMS's picture

@Raggedy Ann
they be days like this!

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Listen to your higher mind.

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Been a long time since I've said hi. Hope you are fine. Spring is trying to break through Michigan's winter and taking its sweet old time.

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"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

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@dkmich Hello, good to hear from you. I noticed Shahyar around when I signed on to do the open thread. I think a few of early adopters burned out on the current state. So, I walked the funkin' cow tightrope OK? Have a swinging weekend.

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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. - Friedrich Nietzsche -

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My cow just wandered into a field of marijuana. The steaks have never been so high…

Why do cows have hooves instead of feet? – Because they lactose.

Why does a milking stool only have 3 legs? – Because the cow has the udder.

Why do cows wear bells? – Because their horns don’t work.

If you don't have plans this weekend you might consider a round of "cow patty bingo".

Hope all is well for all of you. Have a good 1st Friday of spring!

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

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@Lookout @Lookout Our family had a running joke about cows with legs that are longer on one side to stand on hillsides. Once upon a time, my mother won a cow pie bingo. She won a travel bag filled with individual boxes of Tide. I had free laundry detergent for ~year.

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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. - Friedrich Nietzsche -

detroitmechworks's picture

Because that's really the only reason to do it.
Don't do it because you don't want to be propagandized to. You'll get that every day
Don't do it because you don't want to see what they want you to see. Your friends will tell you.
Don't do it because I tell you to. I only know what works for me.
Don't do it because it's a goddamn waste of time. You may think differently.
Don't do it because you desire to be ignorant. Keep it on if you want that.

Only do it if it will make you feel better to not give the corporations of America a pipeline into your thoughts, to inform you of what you SHOULD be thinking of.
I know it worked for me.

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I do not pretend I know what I do not know.

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Blow up your tv
throw away your paper....

Thought of it when I read your post. Hope all is well with you and the kids!

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

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@Lookout Daughter and son are enjoying their music and Judo a lot. I'm still itching to get back onto the mat, but otherwise pretty cool.

Started seeing an old friend again who I hadn't seen in two years, so that's good. Way too many folks these days my age are really worried about where they're going to live next month, or the month after that. Even having the 3 year certainty that I do is a rare exception these days. (And even that isn't "Certain" certain, because there's always an excuse to kick me out if I put a toe out of line...)

Just glad to have my little sandbar... but not wanting to stay here. Just hoping to have a boat by the time the tide comes in again.

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I do not pretend I know what I do not know.

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@Lookout

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@detroitmechworks Greetings amigo. Devin funks cows.

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@NCTim That Zappa achieved.

I still can't believe the guy managed to get the "Explicit Lyrics" sticker on an instrumental album.

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@detroitmechworks He says that instead of putting labels on records, maybe we should put labels on parents.

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@detroitmechworks Holy cow!

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@NCTim Saw recent confirmation of my personal "Conspiracy Theory" with regards to that site.

Really was happy to see it disappear. The absence of the "Message Waiting" light is blissful.

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I do not pretend I know what I do not know.

Yesterday saw many awful things, six to eight pound coho salmons and steelhead trouts stranded in the drying creek bed. They suffocated to death, a whole bunch of them. Others someone stabbed fatally with a spear, I don't know why. They left the carcasses and spear behind perhaps thinking that murder is not senseless, because the fish would die anyway? Don't we all, and what a waste. Cruelty is a sickness, I am surrounded by it. BigAg BigTimber BigPeople killed the fisheries, silt chokes every tributary this is not progress, it is managed collapse. Hooved animals are not helping. mad cow

My Laotian neighbors are racist, they don't like Mexicans. The neighbors in back have a confederate flag hanging in the garage, they think white people are the best, fuck the rest. Every time I walk to the healthy store I pass a "Build the Wall Trump 2016" sticker on the neighbor's truck.

Modern life in Sonoma County California is great for the upper classes. TGIF

drive that cow
peace

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@eyo I receive cross looks and glares from many humans. The dogs are happy to see me. What the funk?

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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. - Friedrich Nietzsche -

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@lotlizard thanks, I quoted detroitmechworks from upthread, that could include youtube why not. Too bad because sharing music is fun, but subscribing to incitement propaganda is to be avoided not encouraged.

Don't forget to ring the bell! ding Twice! ding ding Yeah, no not gonna make AlphaGoog richer, not me but go on.

not pavlov
PEACE

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@eyo

Almost feels like a "Dudeism". Probably best delivered in a Hawaiian shirt and with a beverage of some kind handy.

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@detroitmechworks

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@eyo disco version

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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. - Friedrich Nietzsche -

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@NCTim  
At least until the Big Boys decide you are cutting too much into their own racket, and demonetize you or ban you.

As the satirical outfit called the Church of the Sub-Genius encouraged in one of their pamphlets, learn to pull your own strings and relax in the safety of your own delusions.

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enhydra lutris's picture

should be fine. Tomorrow night just east of Bakersfield at the start of the Tehachipi grade, and well hit ABDSP just outside of Borrego Springs Sunday afternoon/evening after driving through the desert all day in what should be a wonderful bloom. (After crossing the pass, of course.)

Just listened to Mama don't ..., a good wake up. Last day of get ready except for the early morning final load up tomorrow, then relax most of the day. Thanks for the OT and all the tunes. Always enjoy these for the previously unfamiliar, like Cowlifornia Swing, heh.

Thanks again, have fun, 'cause “Life is too important to be taken seriously.” (Wilde)

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

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@enhydra lutris

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SEC. 201. COMPREHENSIVE BENEFITS.
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(9) Oral health, audiology, and vision services.

Just in case anyone was wondering. lol my back molar just fell apart while chewing a breakfast wrap. It feels funny now, the freshly exposed filling looks pretty pretty good! oo shiny

SMILE
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