Saturday Open Thread

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  1. DeniseVB says:

    I can’t believe this drunk tweet is still up. So awful, even the real Fredo wasn’t this stupid.

  2. Dora says:

    Christine Niles is trying to keep hope alive.

  3. Dora says:

    Do It!

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  10. lateblum says:

    My iPad is dead. It died sometime yesterday afternoon while i was out running errands. I can turn it on and turn it off. That’s it. I won’t be on twitter (thank goodness) or here much until it is repaired or replaced. I can’t get to the Apple Store until sometime next week. I may be able to check in on my phone once in a while. It’s probably for the best as I feel sick from the election and the way of the world lately. bbl

      • lateblum says:

        Thanks, vm. I just looked up the hard reset on Google – which I am loathe to use. And after SEVERAL times of the logo appearing and the screen going black, it finally went on. Thank you for posting this link. I’m going to ⭐️ it just in case. ❤️

        • Mt.Laurel says:

          I was able to get the larger iPad I bought for mom back up and running using hard reset and keeping it plugged into the charger. It was the battery that died. If that is the problem, it’s is around 100 for a new one. Typing in it now over a year later. Used it all summer to stream background noise with less heat than having the tv on all day while I worked. still miffed CBS took old programs like Perry Mason off the services so they could charge yet another fee. So I went with midsummer murders, Columbo on IMDb.

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  12. BGCT2VA says:

    I think Christine Niles said it best. Now is the time to pray.

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    Michael Matt knows what’s going on.

  15. foxyladi14 says:

    Oan starting to livestream in DC:

  16. Dora says:

    The 2020 Vatican Nativity Scene. Cameo appearance by the Mandalorian and “Baby Yoda”

    Following last year’s hideous display of bad taste and politically correct pandering, this year’s Nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square plunges to the nadir of this annus horribilis

    What the hell is this? Star Wars?

  17. foxyladi14 says:

    Try this one!

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    • Constance says:

      The Supreme Court won’t even listen to the issues let alone make a difficult but truthful call. Bureaucracies are like this. They all act like there are no problems. See nothing, hear nothing. Until finally someone gets through with a verbalization of the problems and issues. And at that time all the little lemmings turn on that person and act like she/he created the problem. I do think the Texas suit nudged the lemmings a little off their collective stupid and it caused a good many to stand up and take a side.

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  21. taw46 says:

    Looks like they were spread out in 3 different places, so hard to say how many were there.

  22. driguana says:

    Can’t believe all of the hateful scum being spewed by lefties since the SCOTUS decision on the TX case….little do they know…but then, they ARE that stupid…

    • 1539days says:

      Of course, the AP got right in and “fact”checked Ivermectin, saying there’s no evidence. The FDA basically told people not to try using it and the company that makes it probably doesn’t have the kind of money to make up some trials and try to sell it. Remember, a once in a lifetime pandemic superdrug has to have a high price per dose for pharma to waste their time on it.

    • Constance says:

      That is pretty clear. Get off your ass FDA.

  23. Mt.Laurel says:

    Just wanted to say it is great to have ya’ll here at TCH . I have been lurking in and off but It’s been a topsy-turvy lately even without the swamp crap. My boss had/had a detached retina, coworker had to have cardiac surgery so I am running around and ferrying things to people’s houses and picking up other items after making the bi weekly trip to the office. Also uploading paperwork that got lost in the mess. Most have been understanding and now have options for scan and digital signatures.

    In a way the Supreme Court members most likely saw they had to take the stance they did on that single ruling. It is far more complex than most realize and they need to follow the law/constitution. That is their job. Well some of them understand that is their job. Others think their job is to follow the dictates of the swamp. Not well stated but I am sure you know what I mean.

    I see from a push notice fairfax schools are going back to full time virtual learning. How to you go back to something you never really left.

  24. Gram Kraken says:

    Ron @CodeMonkeyZ twitter posts are very informative. Take a look before he gets banned. Today he has posted pics of many Governors posing with various CCP reps. (I don’t know how to get posts to show here with pictures so copied and pasted just the words.)

    Ron @CodeMonkeyZ

    Make no mistake, Twitter will be deleting/banning @realDonaldTrump at their earliest convenience.

    If Trump goes through with his rumored “2018 EO Plan” in a few days, all of Big Tech will be quickly banning and censoring ALL support of the 2018 EO. Now you must establish communications off of Big Tech, otherwise you may quickly find yourself in the dark. It will be BLACK OUT.

    Collect the phone numbers and email addresses of your online friends.
    Register for communication sites not under the control of Big Tech.
    Get acquainted with image boards.
    Prepare provisions and have IRL backup plans in place.

    Take screenshots of your fav Twitter accounts that list their other acct names, write down actual phone numbers, have a plan of action. My family all know what to do, where to go, what to grab.

  25. foxyladi14 says:

    The Steal! 😡

  26. Gram Kraken says:

    Be careful about joining Parler.
    Ron @CodeMonkeyZ I will not be talking about Parler anymore. If Dan insists on continuing to attack & deflect instead of addressing vulnerabilities in his platform, then so be it. If parler gets hacked down the road and all your personal identification is published, dont say I didnt warn you.

    • taw46 says:

      They have my phone number and one of my email addresses, that’s all. I did not choose to give them other info just so I could get a badge.

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  28. foxyladi14 says:

    “the last stand for freedom”

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  31. foxyladi14 says:

    Interesting info.

  32. DeniseVB says:

  33. foxyladi14 says:

    Not Over!

    • Constance says:

      Wow, great speech, I wonder if the Obots knew they were creating a living martyr to freedom and the United States when they used the government to persecute General Flynn.

  34. Dora says:

    Joe Biden may not be installed in the White House, suggests DNI John Ratcliffe

    Appearing on a recent segment of “Sunday Morning Futures” with Maria Bartiromo, Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Ratcliffe made the suggestion that Joe Biden could end up losing the election.

    While discussing issues related to communist Chinese influence over the election and Special Counsel John Durham’s investigation into the origins of the Russia probe, Ratcliffe responded to a question from Bartiromo about how the “Biden administration” would deal with issues of national security by stating:

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  39. SHV says:

    A prevue of the upcoming Harris regime:
    “U.S.A. –-( week ATF has shown up at multiple shooting-sports-related companies and retailer’s door to demanded customer information about those American citizens who legally purchased 80% pistol frames.”
    “The ATF is interested in the customer records, and this seems to be a nationwide crackdown. The agency’s intent on acquiring customer’s personal records and run criminal background against the list to see if any felons have purchased the 80% frame. The ATF is making a de facto 80% gun registration.”

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    • Constance says:

      I have also heard speculation that Dec 24th is a day to watch because it is the day Washington started crossing the Delaware river to attack the Hessians on Christmas.

  41. swanspirit says:

    What bothers me the most is the ease and boldness with which the Dim traitors are trying to steal the election; but what bothers me just as much, is the incredible transfer of wealth from small businesses, to corporate giants, and the fact that these same giants, support the criminal politicians, that are enforcing the lock downs, that enable the transfer of wealth. And the politicians are benefiting from the transfer of wealth, the longer they enforce lock downs, and put small businesses out of business.

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  47. elliesmom says:

    Top row, third from left, big guy with beard wearing a red shirt is a college friend. Lots of folks who are into creating music end up in engineering school. Our football team sucked, but the the chorus and the band(s) were really good. I went to school with J Geils. 😉

    • Devo is 4 engineering students from MIT who started the band as a joke.

      • elliesmom says:

        Mathematics and music are the same language. One is the written version and the other the spoken. A lot of engineers, especially computer guys, would like to be professional musicians, but there’s a risk you have to be willing to take to do it. Very few professional musicians make much money at it. ED worked with a guy who had played backup guitar and keyboard for Chuck Berry, but when he acquired a wife and child, life of the road working for not much money lost its appeal. He was never going to be Chuck Berry, but he was one hell of a computer designer. And a lot of fun at parties.

        • DeniseVB says:

          One of the musicians in Queen has math, physics degrees and a ph.d in astronomy. Makes sense how they made their music with such unique sounds. 🙂

        • Anthony says:

          Much more scholarly than my response to people’s incredulity when they were confused about my double major (music/organic biochem) I simply said ‘do the math’ and walked away.

          Music is parsing time, and filling linear time with either sound or silence. The full rest (1 beat of silence) is the most eloquent musical phrase insofar as it isolates and underscores the following sound(s).

          Its also a useful trick in implementing true ‘tempo rubato’ (stealing time) which ‘borrows’ a beat from the next measure and fills it with silence, giving the listener the illusion of changing the tempo when in fact the piece is constructed in strict metronomic tempo. Chopin was a master at using that effectively, Liszt not so much.

  48. DeniseVB says:

    For our TCH scholars. Jill Biden’s disertation for her doctorate. This thread is tearing it apart but here’s a link to the actual paper you can decided for yourself.

    • elliesmom says:

      She writes better than Michelle Obama does. Which says more about whether an ivy league education is really worth the big bucks than it does about the two women. Biden’s doctorate is in educational leadership, which is the doctorate pursued by people who want to become school principals or superintendents. I didn’t read the whole thing, but her dissertation follows the template for one in that discipline. Identify an issue, research its history, perform some kind of a survey, then assemble your data and analyze it. While doctoral theses are supposed to be unique, in this field Biden could do “original research” by focusing in on one issue at one particular school. Research about why people drop out of college is abundant. Research on the value added by the community colleges could fill a small library. But surveys of a particular group of students at one particular community college might be original to Biden.

      This is not the kind of doctoral work that people put years of their lives into. She could have done the historical research in a weekend, and if someone at the college greased the skids to get her people willing to fill out her survey, she could have finished that in a couple of weeks. The results of her analysis were not at all surprising. In the engineering world, they’d fall into the “No, shit, Sherlock!” category. However, there is also a lot of coursework that would have gone into Biden’s degree. She would have taken courses in educational law, employment law, educational philosophy, etc. While her dissertation is pretty pedestrian, it doesn’t mean her doctoral degree wouldn’t qualify her to be a school principal. What surprised me when I saw Biden’s history is why she didn’t pursue a doctorate in special education since that’s the group of kids she says she’s most interested in. A job as a school principal does come with a bigger paycheck, but she was already married to Joe Biden when she got her Ed.D. so $20,000 or so in her paycheck shouldn’t have been that big a deal.

    • DeniseVB says:

      No excuse for my typos/grammar glitches, it’s all me 🙂

    • jadzia1971 says:

      Is this the entirety of her thesis? When you take out the references and appendices, it’s 80 pages! Mine is more than 300, because that is what was required. And I am in no way an intellectual. Hers looks and sounds (yes, I skimmed the content) more like a master’s thesis, if that. My BACHELOR’s paper (in case you care, it was on game theory and busting open the prisoner’s dilemma in real-world applications) was 50-60 pages and involved more heavy intellectual lifting.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Just so you know, I’d call you doctor because I like you and would call you anything you want, even Princess Consuela Banana Hammock 😀 I think the bruhaha erupting over Dr. Jill is that she won’t correct people who think she can write them a script.

  49. taw46 says:

    Includes those working in Western governments and corporations. Where is the list? Show it to us.

  50. Constance says:

    Fabulous News! Loren Culp who ran for Governor of WA and of course lost to the Democrat machine’s Inslee is suing! He is demanding a recount. Sounds like he wants the military to seize all voting equipment and votes and do a real recount, and then he will accept the results. Finally someone is standing up for us poor Seattle people instead of mocking us for electing idiots who were actually installed.

  51. DeniseVB says:

    Fun with Hollyweirds (always a disappointment to find out they’re stupid, eh Ben?)

    • swanspirit says:

      I knew I didn’t like him for a reason. Now I know why.😁😎

    • Somebody says:

      His parents were D’s, by today’s standards they’d be considered moderate D’s but back in the day they were considered progressive. The apple rarely falls far from the tree. I’m sure he’s more progressive than his parents and looked upon some of their views as old fashioned

      The bigger question is why is Ben Stiller allowed to host a party at all? Why is Governor lockdown going to said party? If I lived in NY, I’d be outside that party with pitchforks and torches

      • jadzia1971 says:

        Yeah, my understanding/recollection is that Ben Stiller lives in THE VERY SAME LOS ANGELES that is cutting people’s electricity off if they are having an “illegal” party. (Source: saw it on the news, and it happened to the troublesome tenant of one of our clients.)

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    Last night there was a picture of Enrique Tarrio, the leader of Proud Boys standing on the front steps of the White house, which was all over Parler. I found that pretty interesting. His visit certainly had to go through official channels (if real). But now I can’t find the picture anywhere on Parler. Oh well.

    • lyn5 says:

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House said a leader of the far-right Proud Boys group who posted photos on social media outside the executive mansion on Saturday had not been invited and was instead on a holiday tour open to the public.

      Proud Boys chairman Enrique Tarrio posted photos taken inside the White House gates on the conservative platform Parler, adding that he had received a “last minute invite to an undisclosed location.”

      • Constance says:

        HA! That is funny. Enrique was there and someone important had to have invited him! I like that media has had to stop calling Proud Boys “White supremacists” and has switched to “far-right”.

  54. Angie says:

    Read KB’s thread

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