The Daily Broadside


Posted on 03/20/2022 5.00 AM

JCM 3/19/2022 10:31:19 AM

Posted by: JCM

buzzsawmonkey 3/20/2022 8:09:31 AM

A few weeks ago, despite the allegedly-recently-fixed roof at the GF'S apartment, there was a water backup on the roof and a flood in the apartment---fortunately only in one room, but unfortunately the only room that came w/wall-to-wall carpeting, which became sodden and soggy.

Well, we had a rainstorm last night, and whatever interim palliative measures the landlord's plumber allegedly took proved worse than useless; had a second flood, worse than the first, with more leaks.

Kosh's Shadow 3/20/2022 8:52:51 AM

Reply to buzzsawmonkey in 1:

Sounds like the roof has possible structural problems with low spot that doesn't have a way to drain. Just covering it won't solve the problem, and if this isn't a large company they might be facing a large bill to repair it properly, But I suspect removing the roofing material and putting down another support to keep it from sagging is the minimum needed and that might not solve any structural problems causing the roof to sag, if that is it and not just the base wood layer.

Kosh's Shadow 3/20/2022 8:54:58 AM

Russia says the cosmonauts were not wearing yellow in support of Ukraine.

"Sometimes yellow is just yellow," Roscosmos's press service said on its Telegram channel.

"The flight suits of the new crew are made in the colours of the emblem of the Bauman Moscow State Technical University, which all three cosmonauts graduated from ... To see the Ukrainian flag everywhere and in everything is crazy."

On Saturday evening, he was quoted on Roscosmos's Telegram channel as saying the suits had been made six months ago, and that the three cosmonauts had chosen the colours of their alma mater.

That actually is credible, since those suits are made well in advance. But there was evidence that Putin would invade a few months ago, too.

Kosh's Shadow 3/20/2022 8:59:34 AM

Russia is probably running out of precision munitions. They are using hypersonics against Ukrainian military targets.

Article 1

Article 2

Hypersonics are needed to get through missile defense systems, which Ukraine does not have. If they are using rare missiles (and the 2nd article indicates they don't have many of these), then they are running out of cheaper munitions.

Kosh's Shadow 3/20/2022 9:01:18 AM

Reply to Kosh's Shadow in 2:
WHat I was trying to say was that the landlord did the minimum repair the first time because doing it right would cost significantly more.

Kosh's Shadow 3/20/2022 9:02:55 AM

And the purges have begun

Russian spy chief arrested, officials split over Ukraine invasion - report

Colonel-General Sergei Beseda, the head of the Fifth Service of the FSB intelligence service, and Beseda's deputy were being held under house arrest, according to a report by the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) non-partisan think tank.

The Fifth Service was responsible for providing Russian President Vladimir Putin with intelligence about Ukraine leading up to the war. "It looks like two weeks into the war, it finally dawned on Putin that he was completely misled. The department, fearful of his responses, seems to have told Putin what he wanted to hear," Russian investigative journalists Irina Borogan and Andrei Soldatov wrote in the CEPA report.

One thing to say for Putin, he punishes those who were wrong and just told him what he wanted to hear. In the US, they get promoted. Of course, they would have been punished earlier had they told him otherwise.

buzzsawmonkey 3/20/2022 9:03:04 AM

Reply to Kosh's Shadow in 2:

GF is a tenant, and has no control over what the landlord does to the building structure.

Kosh's Shadow 3/20/2022 9:20:39 AM

Reply to buzzsawmonkey in 7:

I realize that; I was referring to the landlord.

Occasional Reader 3/20/2022 9:52:11 AM

Reply to Kosh's Shadow in 4:

in fair: or, it means they are field testing the hypersonics.

JCM 3/20/2022 10:08:26 AM

Reply to Kosh's Shadow in 4:

Use of a hypersonic is a message to The West.

We have them, you can't stop them, we can put a nuke on them.

buzzsawmonkey 3/20/2022 10:18:19 AM

Reply to Kosh's Shadow in 8:

I'm off to get plastic tarps to cover everything, since we're due for rain later this week.  I want to staple some of them to the molding where the wall meets the ceiling, too--- it won't stop leaks, but if those are dropped properly we should be able to direct any future water flow to a designated area where buckets will be waiting. 

Occasional Reader 3/20/2022 10:40:56 AM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 9:

*“In fairNESS”

Occasional Reader 3/20/2022 11:00:00 AM

Reply to buzzsawmonkey in 1:

does your girlfriend know a good tort lawyer?

buzzsawmonkey 3/20/2022 11:21:32 AM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 13:

She works in a large Midtown firm, albeit in the bankruptcy department, an we also know a very good tort lawyer who is a former congregant.

At the same time, the landlord is, or has been up to now, pretty good; he's a small landlord, not a big company, she is not rent-stabilized, and---as is the custom with small landlords---the original written lease went to month-to-month years ago. So there are a lot of things to consider.

buzzsawmonkey 3/20/2022 12:02:49 PM
So, what's with the sudden grudging admissions that Hunter Gatherer Biden's laptop is real, and that his daddy is a corruptocrat on a level that almost makes Hillary Clinton look like a pillar of rectitude?
lucius septimius 3/20/2022 12:30:02 PM

In #15 buzzsawmonkey said:

Puddin' McPoopypants is proving to be more trouble than he's worth as a figurehead. I suspect they'll wait until after the midterms, get him to step down, and then try to work some kind of a deal.  

Occasional Reader 3/20/2022 1:37:46 PM

Reply to buzzsawmonkey in 15:

it has been a long time since Hillary Clinton has made anyone’s pillar achieve rectitude.

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