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    talk about pigs

    i think we need a pig thread.

    winston churchill said, "i like pigs. dogs look up to us. cats look down on us. pigs treat us as equals."

    i don't know about all that, but i do think my lifestyle...
  2. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    dangling nato membership as a carrot seems like nato forgetting its purpose.

    either the membership of ukraine was beneficial to the security interests of nato, and vice versa, or it was not.
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    Re: Potty physics

    classical potty physics

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  4. Re: Christine McVie, of Fleetwood Mac, Is Dead at 79

    just this long weekend past while gathered, we were spinning rumours and i remarked that, after many listenings, songbird is the tune on that album that i enjoy most.

    seventy nine sure doesn't...
  5. Re: Oathkeepers trial - verdict being read now

    is that cell from the set of silence of the lambs?
  6. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    how long was nato going to dangle the prospect of membership? how long will they continue to dangle it even now?
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    Re: Ukraine

    that joint statement does read like membership was considered a foregone conclusion. maybe i can print it out on something edible. rice paper, or a thin slice of turkey.

    interesting that this...
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    Re: Ukraine

    this is their chance to dunk on me.

    i am reasonably well informed, but i don't know it all.

    my impression, though, is the opposite of the narrative being peddled by vadim, sandtown, hr.
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    Re: Ukraine

    common knowledge? i don't doubt that there were people spreading this "knowledge" then, as there are now.

    i'm talking about a primary source. not an op-ed of bald assertions, insinuations of...
  10. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    so, after the fact of the invasion.

    why settle for him quoting himself. give us the original.

    there must be minutes for these meetings in which “we agreed…”
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    Re: Ukraine

    what is the date of those rasmussen quotes? when did he say these things?

    why not go back to 2008 and 2014 and quote something public from the time?
  12. Re: Oathkeepers trial - verdict being read now

    certainly, to all of that.

    but, it may be harder to convict anybody named trump, or his inner circle, or members of congress, not because of their stature or position on the ladder, but simply...
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    Re: So I deleted twitter but ......

    maybe the algorithm thinks that "groom service" is a mail order bride agency.
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    Re: So I deleted twitter but ......

    pahhhh!hahahahaaaa.:D
  15. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    well, if the secretary general of nato had said such a thing in so many words a year ago, your point would be arguable, at least.

    but after an actual invasion of ukraine by an actual russian army,...
  16. Re: Oathkeepers trial - verdict being read now

    it's wrong to dismiss these guys as underlings or mere "foot soldiers."

    true that they were willing to be led, but they were also pushing. in a sense, leading the leader.

    even our...
  17. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    what a strange way for nato to go about provoking russia. by denying ukraine's application to nato.

    what a strange way for europe to erect an iron curtain between themselves and russia. by making...
  18. Re: When fishers don't listen to scientists

    reads like it wasn't the fishers who didn't listen, in this case, but the overseeing government agency.

    almost sounds like noaa was tainted by corruption. but it could just be normal "we know...
  19. Thread: dinner

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    Re: dinner

    don't know if i would eat at a restaurant that supplies a puke bucket. even for a free chewy ass round steak.
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    Poll: Re: BROTM of December… POLL here…

    phew, constitutional crisis averted!

    though we did discover a troubling weakness in our system of government...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    mmm, that reminds me, i have some left over prime rib, rye bread, swiss cheese, homemade dill pickle, and it's lunch time somewhere.
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    it was a real plan, mike, with real provisions that would have really worked. hillary has always had a path forward, a real path, through the people with the votes and the power, for any idea she...
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    Poll: Re: BROTM of December… POLL here…

    don't blame me, i voted third party. change for the people!
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    yeah, and "never trump" was another battle cry. i never said we don't have to fight battles. my point is that the progressive left has chosen the wrong ones. tragically wrong.

    funny you mention...
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    Poll: Re: BROTM of December… POLL here…

    a travesty.
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    except that is not what i said either. why rephrase inaccurately?

    why would i bother reasonong with somebody who does that so consistently. i wouldn't.
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    tom, your characterization of the "seeming" choice between two positions is sufficiently lame that i have no interest in actually reading to the end of your post.
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    jayzus tom.

    taking gun violence seriously, measuring its effects, trying to do something about it, is not pandering or ignorance.

    i was referring to the actual measures being proposed in the...
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    interesting *cough* to see you express this sentiment. i feel this way about any number of progressive pipe dreams dreamt in the context of our hot culture war. the stupidest of all perhaps being...
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    oregon passed a gun control ballot measure this round. the gun rights crowd didn't even bother campaigning against it, it is so bad. and there was basically zero press about it. even supporters know...
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    Re: PNW Winter Fishing

    salmon is the worst for regs, and washington state patrol is the worst for enforcement.

    i recall one day they hovered on the fleet off cape disappointment, on a day when there was zero action. we...
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    Re: PNW Winter Fishing

    jigging for rockfish and lingcod is a refreshing wintertime activity.

    all you need is a rod and reel and a few things with hooks on them.
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    Re: PNW Winter Fishing

    toss crab pots.

    putz around, drink coffee, relax.

    pull crab pots.

    repeat as desired.

    eta:yes, what about winter crabbing?
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    who names their dog negative?
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    every time someone says trigger discipline, an angel pukes itself to death.
  36. Re: A monumentally stupid idea meets its just reward

    it's not that mainstream banks are liberal, it's that they make concessions to social progress for commercial purposes.

    though i suppose, making concessions to social progress for money might be...
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    Re: gun thread, literally

    and we can't tell from a photo what humor was behind her pose. could be a bit of a put on.
  38. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    isn't it more the orders than the discipline? it takes discipline to fill mass graves...

    i think the characteristic marking a relatively moral army is law written indelibly, on paper.

    the...
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    yuh. first game i've watched this year. don't know if i can risk another.

    vikings receivers have great hands. but how many near interceptions did cousins throw? dangerous means of living.
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    Re: gun thread, literally

    limited leverage, limited range of movement, stress concentrated in lower back.
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    Re: gun thread, literally

    hard to believe she actually did that task sitting in that posture.
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    Re: Ukraine

    results are what matters.

    dehumanizing rhetoric on one side, moral relativism on the other. one serves to fortify resolve in some part of the population. the other serves to confuse and weaken...
  43. Thread: top this

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    Re: top this

    jeez a loo
  44. Thread: top this

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    Re: top this

    i know, had to tell my own mother that bernie was not an original cast member of friends. things got pretty tense.

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    Re: My Gift To All Of You

    two goats and a new car!!!
  46. Thread: top this

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    Re: top this

    you think that's bad, my mother is a bernie booster.
  47. Re: Want to get paid to move to a historic Italian town?

    you move into a quaint little place on a narrow cobblestone street.

    and a couple from peoria move in next door. and then a couple from boise across the street. and you spend the days resenting...
  48. Thread: top this

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    Re: top this

    nice of you to protect them from chai-na
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    Re: What Are You Doing for T-Day?

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    Re: boat porn of the day

    made the gravy with turkey drippings and a quart of my bone broth.

    yeah baby
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