The Daily Broadside


Posted on 12/29/2022 5.00 AM

JCM 12/24/2022 8:39:14 PM

Posted by: JCM

CyberSimian 12/29/2022 5:42:54 AM
Jukebox for a day off
Kosh's Shadow 12/29/2022 6:45:18 AM
In #22 CyberSimian said: If your gender is a-firming for children, it SHOULD be cut off… But, instead, you will be described as “family-friendly” and the government will PAY for you to be near children AND will smear as domestic terrorists any parents who object.

Have you heard the new term for pedophiles? "Minor-attracted persons"

Which leads to the question, how are the leftists going to have enough children to molest if they want so many abortions?

CyberSimian 12/29/2022 7:13:54 AM
In #2 Kosh's Shadow said: Have you heard the new term for pedophiles? "Minor-attracted persons"

Yep. They've been trying to normalize pedos for a while now. But for some reason, the rest of us feel the same way about them no matter what they're called. It's like their magic "we change reality by changing the language" spell just isn't working.

In #2 Kosh's Shadow said: Which leads to the question, how are the leftists going to have enough children to molest if they want so many abortions?

That's why they're trafficking them in across the border.

CyberSimian 12/29/2022 7:15:05 AM

In #2 Kosh's Shadow said: "Minor-attracted persons"

"Missile Attracting Persons"

buzzsawmonkey 12/29/2022 10:19:55 AM

NPR, of course, gives us tomorrow's Leftist propaganda today.  On NPR they brag about things that are denied elsewhere.  

The online NPR "magazine" OZY (from the Shelley poem "Ozymandias," and, indeed, OZY is an instance of looking upon the works of the Left and despairing) is now proposing that emails be made to cost a penny:


Make an Email Cost a Penny

It would be silly if your real-life mailbox were stuffed with letters just saying “OK” or “thanks.” So it’s time to declutter our inboxes by charging a penny to send each email. It’s not much, but it will make you think twice before hitting Send, and considering all the productivity and mental energy spent on monitoring emails, we’ll all be better for it.

JCM 12/29/2022 11:14:35 AM

Reply to buzzsawmonkey in 5:

Apparently Libby has a secretary and never deals with junk mail. That stuff costs way more than penny and reams of it are sent out o a daily basis.

Kosh's Shadow 12/29/2022 11:25:40 AM

In #6 JCM said: junk mail.

Of course, if you do respond to the junk mail, you will most of the time get what you asked for - whatever it is worth. AARP will actually send you a crappy cheap tote bag if you give them money they don't deserve. (I throw out the letters)

But you never will get an iPhone 14, Yeti cooler, or DeWalt drill responding to spam email.

BTW, I wish I kept the letter that had been put in my roadside mailbox (this was before most people had email) that claimed to be from a Nigerian prince. I note that was not stamped, but illegally put in the mailbox by someone other than the Postal Service.

CyberSimian 12/29/2022 12:02:59 PM
I successfully avoided Mariah Carey this year, but I did get hit with this new carol...
CyberSimian 12/29/2022 12:04:49 PM

In #5 buzzsawmonkey said: Make an Email Cost a Penny

There have been multiple proposals over the years to charge for emails, usually to raise money which would allegedly be used to keep the USPS running but would have no doubt been siphoned off and spent elsewhere had it passed.

I also recall being told that the demise of Net Neutrality would mean that users would be charged for every email, google search, or other internet activity.

JCM 12/29/2022 12:08:25 PM

In #9 CyberSimian said: Net Neutrality....

.... also promised to prevent big tech from censoring speech on the net. The same folks who made that promise colluded with big tech to censor speech on the net.

Occasional Reader 12/29/2022 12:12:00 PM

The demise of Net Neutrality killed me.


Kosh's Shadow 12/29/2022 12:18:39 PM

True "net neutrality" would be to require ISPs to be common carriers like railroads, and charge any customer the same for the same type of "cargo".

The actual proposal was quite different, the way the "Affordable Care Act" made health care unaffordable, and the "Inflation Reduction" bill increased inflation.

There needs to be a "Truth in Advertising" act for naming political bills, but these examples show that it would have the opposite result.

JCM 12/29/2022 12:28:20 PM

Reply to Kosh's Shadow in 12:

I liked Thomas Jefferson's suggestion, bills should lie engrossed for a year before a vote. Now that was in the days when it took week for mail to travel. So maybe 90 days? But 4000 page bill being released at 2:00 AM and voted at 10:00 is utter garbage.

Kosh's Shadow 12/29/2022 1:35:33 PM

Reply to JCM in 13:

All congressmen and senators should have their reading speed measured, and the bill cannot be voted on until the slowest has had time to read the whole thing. With Fetterman, that should stop everything for a few years.

Also, time needs to be given for reporters and constituents to read bills, not just legislators.

Occasional Reader 12/29/2022 2:04:29 PM

Reply to JCM in 13:

Thomas Jefferson had a suggestion about net neutrality?!

Man, that dude was a VISIONARY!

Kosh's Shadow 12/29/2022 4:14:15 PM

Our alarm system at home is old, and the buttons on the panel to turn it on and off are flaky - hard to press and bounce.

So we had a service call. "We don't have any parts for that system. You will have to upgrade" We are doing that at some ridiculous price, but since my wife's criminal clients might think we have more money than we do, we are having it upgraded. We did get somewhat of a deal by having the service rep set it up (new sensors are 1/2 off and monitoring cost stays the same). Could have used old sensors with an adapter, but they are old, too.Best replace it all 

New one does have a big advantage - uses the cellular network to call ADT, so if the burgular is smart enough to cut the phone lines, it can still call out. That was an option years ago, but they only used ATT then and we don't get much of a signal. Now they will set it to use Verizon or ATT, whichever is stronger (Verizon).

Kosh's Shadow 12/29/2022 4:17:12 PM

In #15 Occasional Reader said: Thomas Jefferson had a suggestion about net neutrality?! Man, that dude was a VISIONARY!

He wanted to make sure the fishing industry did not discriminate among species. Different nets. I know, you're just trawling, but you should have known someone would reply schooner or later.

Kosh's Shadow 12/29/2022 4:18:12 PM

In #17 Kosh's Shadow said: schooner or later.

For a long time, I've said if I owned a schooner, I'd call it the "Or Later"

Occasional Reader 12/29/2022 5:54:07 PM

Reply to Kosh's Shadow in 18:

Yawl better knock this pun nonsense off right now.  Don’t let me ketch you doing this again.

buzzsawmonkey 12/29/2022 6:06:42 PM

In #19 Occasional Reader said: Don’t let me ketch you doing this again.

What makes yawl so upset?

Kosh's Shadow 12/29/2022 6:20:56 PM

In #20 buzzsawmonkey said: What makes yawl so upset?

My dogs have a barquentine

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