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Posted on 06/23/2020 4.00 AM

Kosh's Shadow 6/20/2020 2:56:27 PM

Posted by: Kosh's Shadow

vxbush 6/23/2020 6:10:12 AM


Does it have to be morning? I was sleeping quite soundly when the alarm went off. 

Occasional Reader 6/23/2020 7:29:46 AM

Reply to vxbush in 1:

and I was sleeping quite soundly until someone marched into my room and announced that he needed help in finding his crayons.

lucius septimius 6/23/2020 7:33:15 AM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 2:

I woke up before dawn, went back to sleep and then had a series of horrible dreams that involved every kind of frustration and humiliation one can imagine.

For some reason, those are the sorts of dreams I always seem to have when I go back to sleep after initially waking up.

JCM 6/23/2020 7:58:55 AM

Good night sleep.

Beautiful morning. (If you don't live in Seattle it's gray, raining and cold)

3 mile walk, shower coffee and settling down to work.

PaladinPhil 6/23/2020 8:19:56 AM

Good late morning. Been busy loafing around....

Okay, okay, made sure the wife had coffee, distracted the Squire, and reloaded 300 rounds of 9mm. Range trip tomorrow and needed to tidy up the bench.

Occasional Reader 6/23/2020 8:28:15 AM

Reply to PaladinPhil in 5:

You could make things more efficient by training the Squire to do the reloading...

PaladinPhil 6/23/2020 8:37:23 AM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 6:

When he's older maybe. :)

Seriously though, have a progressive press and it takes hardly any time to run through them. Got it set up and clocked properly. Only have minor issues from time to time. This time around I only ended up with 9 cases that didn't load properly. Will remove bullets later when I feel like it.

Occasional Reader 6/23/2020 8:40:01 AM

In #7 PaladinPhil said: a progressive press

But doesn't it constantly lecture you about the awfulness of gun violence, and white privilege, and the importance of transgender rights, and so on? 

PaladinPhil 6/23/2020 8:42:49 AM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 8:

Noise cancelling headphones. :)

Occasional Reader 6/23/2020 8:43:00 AM
And it seems the vermin were being vermin at Lafayette Square Park last night; and got beaten down by the US Park Police and MPD.  Good.  
Occasional Reader 6/23/2020 9:02:47 AM

Exhibit Eleventy Brazillion:  Leftism is mental illness expressed as ideology.

buzzsawmonkey 6/23/2020 9:46:39 AM

My brother sent me some piece of crap from the WaPo yesterday---an interview with an NYC EMS worker, talking about how terrible his job was and how underpaid he was.  Turned out Mr. Noble Prole was lying about how much NYC EMS workers make---my sister found this out---and I asked my brother, and the other recipients of the email, just what I was supposed to "learn" from the article---especially since Mr. Noble Prole was lying about how much he was paid?  Mr. Noble Prole went on a bit about "racism," on the grounds that the virus seems to affect certain demographics more than others, but there was no specificity about that.

lucius septimius 6/23/2020 10:16:07 AM
There was a column in yesterday's WSJ in which the author tossed in sentence which seemed sort of out of place in a discussing of Clapper and Schiff.  The sentence was a line from the Yes song (sorry Dopps) "Your's is No Disgrace." The line "Their morals disappear" is preceded in the song by the line "crawling out of dirty holes."  Contexutally, if you knew the song, you immediately had the image of Clapper and Schiff crawling out of  dirty little holes.  It was one of the better examples of a literary allusion I've seen of late.
lucius septimius 6/23/2020 10:17:02 AM

In #13 lucius septimius said: a discussing

a discussion.

I hate auto-fuckup correct

Occasional Reader 6/23/2020 10:23:21 AM

Reply to buzzsawmonkey in 12:

five or six years ago, the Washington Post occasionally had some thing relatively interesting and thoughtful in it. Today it is absolutely unreadable.

vxbush 6/23/2020 10:31:01 AM

In #15 Occasional Reader said: five or six years ago, the Washington Post occasionally had some thing relatively interesting and thoughtful in it. Today it is absolutely unreadable.

Really? That recently? I would have assumed it was unreadable once Obama was elected president.


It really is an exercise of measurement to try to figure out how much more wokeness and leftist ideology can be squeezed into each and every sentence these days. Ace uses millikohns; it's not a bad measure. 

buzzsawmonkey 6/23/2020 10:55:41 AM

In #15 Occasional Reader said: five or six years ago, the Washington Post occasionally had some thing relatively interesting and thoughtful in it. Today it is absolutely unreadable.

My brother and his wife practically consider the Washington Post the Voice of God.

JCM 6/23/2020 11:07:16 AM

Reply to buzzsawmonkey in 12:

EMS isn't one of those jobs you do if you think its terrible.

buzzsawmonkey 6/23/2020 11:16:58 AM

Reply to JCM in 18:

I don't know if you can get behind the paywall, but here is the link to the WaPo story.

I could post the entire thing if you want me to.  I'd be curious as to your reactions/thoughts.

JCM 6/23/2020 11:25:53 AM

Reply to buzzsawmonkey in 19:

Can't get to it.

buzzsawmonkey 6/23/2020 11:39:46 AM

Reply to JCM in 20:

Posted it copy-and-paste in the Frontier.  Maybe it can be deleted in a couple of days, after people have had a chance to look at it.

Anyway, I'd be interested in reactions/thoughts.

JCM 6/23/2020 11:52:03 AM
Note in Frontier, email from the son of a C2er.
buzzsawmonkey 6/23/2020 12:40:16 PM

It's here!  The new BLM & Antifa Washday Miracle Detergent™!

Instead of making your delicates white, it makes everything black!

lucius septimius 6/23/2020 12:55:54 PM

In the wake of the controversy about the T.R. statue I had been looking back at old cartoons from that era commenting on U.S. Imperialism and related topics.  One I got thinking about was originally published before the Spanish American War and is a commentary on the difficulty, if not the impossibility of making all the various feuding groups into "America."  Given the current concerns about multiculturalism it is a reminder that even during the glory days of the "melting pot" there was considerable doubt whether it could be acheived.

The cartoon itself (and I'll post it on the Frontier, not here for obvious reason) contains at first glance a panoply of invidious stereotypes.  Yet they remind me of what Buzz has said about the vaudeville conventions of various ethnic acts (including blackface).  It ribs southerners for their racism not a little.  The part that made me go find it again, though, was the depiction of recent central European immigrants, one carrying a red flag of socialism, the other an anarchist bomb.  More than a century later we're still facing many of the same conflicts alluded to there.

JCM 6/23/2020 1:15:45 PM

Reply to buzzsawmonkey in 21:

He loses me when blames it on racism.

He also is the union president, in NYC which means he's making a second salary.

Also on the east coast in NYC Fire and EMS are separate. Out here in the west it is Fire / EMS.

He exaggerates the stress IMAO. But first responders generally do have higher suicide rates.

It reminds of the NY Slimes article awhile back bashing Amazon work culture. Find a disgruntled worker and profile them. I will bet you could find a bunch of EMS workers who are damn proud of how they've performed the last few month.

doppelganglander 6/23/2020 1:22:03 PM

Reply to JCM in 22:


JCM 6/23/2020 1:55:46 PM

Magnitude 7.4 earthquake  19 miles from San Miguel del Puerto, Oaxaca, Mexico · 8:29 AM

4.6 aftershock....

buzzsawmonkey 6/23/2020 2:33:55 PM

In #25 JCM said: He also is the union president, in NYC which means he's making a second salary.

I don't know how I missed that, but it makes his misrepresentation of the amount of money being made by himself/his co-workers all the more noxious.

The "racism" claim really grated on me too.  Also, we've been having this thing where at 7PM all sorts of people start whooping and cheering and banging pots and the like as a sort of "salute" to EMS and other "first responders," as well as the delivery folks who've kept things sort-of running during the DeBlasio Shutdown.  OK, you can't bank it, but it is meant as appreciation, and for this guy to be snarling about how unappreciated he and his people are doesn't really sit well.

I appreciate your reality check here.

buzzsawmonkey 6/23/2020 3:17:04 PM

This goes out to JCM:

Jenny made her mind up when she was mayor
She'd leave the "Autonomous Zone" alone right there
But when it became a fetid and crime-ridden hole
Jenny suddenly remembered her mayoral role

Poor Jenny, bright as a penny
Her equal would be hard to find
She had no qualms 'bout leavin' 
Folks to murder, rape and thievin'
Because she'd made up her mind

---apologies to Kurt Weill and Ira Gershwin, and "The Saga of Jenny"

JCM 6/23/2020 3:30:50 PM

Reply to buzzsawmonkey in 28:

Some people are cut out for being a first responder.

I did it for 20 years and enjoyed it immensely, out West here especially in rural areas they are all volunteers. That's how I started. Not pay, all the responsibility and stress.

I saw quite a few who were attracted to "glamor" and "hero" status, but that quickly pales the first time you get puked on. Or when after working a fire for 14 hours straight and you get back to the station you still have hours of work cleaning and servicing gear to get it ready for the next run.

It came down to one thing. At the end of the day "I" know I did good. Not the pay, not the accolades. There are people out their living their lives, cause the team and I did good that day. Makes up for everything else.

Occasional Reader 6/23/2020 3:45:12 PM

Reply to JCM in 30:

hmmm, sounds like toxic masculinity to me...

Occasional Reader 6/23/2020 3:51:52 PM

So, about that NASCAR “noose”:

JCM 6/23/2020 3:55:35 PM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 32:

Fookin' door pull.

All over a damn rope to pull the garage door down with a loop in the end to hang onto.

buzzsawmonkey 6/23/2020 4:35:21 PM
If we got rid of the American racing drivers and replaced them with Indian subcontinent drivers on HB-1 visas, we could change the name to LASCAR.
Alice in Dairyland 6/23/2020 4:41:28 PM

In #32 Occasional Reader said: So, about that NASCAR “noose”:

I came across that "procession of support" they gave Bubba Smollett before the race yesterday while I was channel scanning.  I wondered why all those white, racist, rednecks were all chasing that poor black man down the race track like that.///  

Alice in Dairyland 6/23/2020 4:54:06 PM

First it was "racist" statues that had to come down.  Then it was "white" historical leaders.  Please tell me this in not true. Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Who's next you ask? This should be a link to Ace of Spades story from DailyCaller, but RedState had it too. Where does it end?  Maybe I really don't want to know.

JCM 6/23/2020 5:01:53 PM

Reply to Alice in Dairyland in 36:

Ask when it ends when we're in the camps against the wall.

Alice in Dairyland 6/23/2020 5:08:11 PM

In #37 JCM said: Ask when it ends when we're in the camps against the wall.

Can't I just go stand in the corner?  Worked as a kid, I learned my lessons.

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