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by ex-khobar Andy
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Pardon Me
Replies: 38
Views: 447

Re: Pardon Me

By the way, Gob (or any other native Brit-speakers out there), why is it that when British newspapers like the Guardian, the Independent, or even the Times itself use the abbreviations of 'Mr' or 'Mrs', they do not put the period at the end of the abbreviation? For some reason British style guides ...
by ex-khobar Andy
Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Impeachment redux
Replies: 20
Views: 232

Re: Impeachment redux

An excellent video from the WSJ about the Capitol breach and the actions of the police. Of course they are all commies over there at WSJ so you can't believe a word of it. Normally you need a subscription to read WSJ stuff beyond the first paragraph or two but this video appears to be on this side ...
by ex-khobar Andy
Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Impeachment redux
Replies: 20
Views: 232

Re: Impeachment redux

Good piece by David Graham in The Atlantic. The Riot Has Obscured Trump’s Other Impeachable Offenses The charges against Trump focus on January 6, but with each passing day, additional troubling evidence emerges. Nothing concentrates the mind, Samuel Johnson said, like an impending hanging. Perhaps...
by ex-khobar Andy
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:03 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: How to know when the insurrection starts.
Replies: 80
Views: 948

Re: How to know when the insurrection starts.

Per Darren: I talked to an operator at a coal fired power plant that had to make adjustments due to the variances in power output from a neighboring wind farm. It wasn't simple. Large power plants were never designed to throttle up and down. Generators turn at a constant 1800 rpm. If they couldn't m...
by ex-khobar Andy
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: He needs a good lawyer
Replies: 7
Views: 103

Re: He needs a good lawyer

Michael Mann's suit against the National Review and Mark Steyn is continuing. Because Mann is at Penn State, as was pedophile and sex criminal Jerry Sandusky, Mark Steyn published a piece calling Mann the Jerry Sandusky of climate science. SCOTUS has declined National Review's request to get involve...
by ex-khobar Andy
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Impeachment redux
Replies: 20
Views: 232

Re: Impeachment redux

CNN is saying that Sen Patrick Leahy (D, VT) will preside.
by ex-khobar Andy
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump's Grand Finale....
Replies: 66
Views: 621

Re: Trump's Grand Finale....

Darren told us: I'm reminded of a cult I briefly joined at the behest of a DC environmental lawyer. The details are unimportant. The us versus them found in many groups of self identifying believers is. Oh please, do tell. I think the details are very important. It might give us some clues about the...
by ex-khobar Andy
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Impeachment redux
Replies: 20
Views: 232

Re: Impeachment redux

Alan Dershowitz (yes, yes, I know) has this to offer in The Hill : The Constitution provides, “When the president is tried, the chief justice shall preside.” But there is just one president of the United States, and his name is Joseph Biden. Donald Trump is no longer the president anymore. So it wo...
by ex-khobar Andy
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Did Trump Incite the Erection?
Replies: 20
Views: 169

Re: Did Trump Incite the Erection?

Come again?
by ex-khobar Andy
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: The Arts
Topic: The Repair Shop
Replies: 14
Views: 113

Re: The Repair Shop

MajGenl.Meade wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:37 am
Gob wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:20 am
You only need two tools, gaffa tape and a hammer.
That sounds like three tools to me. :nana
If you count the guy wielding the hammer, that's four.
by ex-khobar Andy
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: The Arts
Topic: The Repair Shop
Replies: 14
Views: 113

Re: The Repair Shop

I was in a plane once departing Pittsburgh - probably USAir - when the pilot announced that we'd have to go back to the gate. One of the overhead lockers kept opening as we taxied. The catch was broken. They were not allowed to take off with a malfunctioning locker door. We stayed in line. The cockp...
by ex-khobar Andy
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: General stuff & Tabloids
Topic: When memes collide
Replies: 24
Views: 303

Re: When memes collide

A nice late autumn day and I'd just cut the grass. Bernie decided to swing by and say hello. I've no idea why he was so bundled up.

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by ex-khobar Andy
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Laffs!
Topic: Timing is everything
Replies: 20
Views: 215

Re: Timing is everything

Unlike you, lib, both Meade and I have lived in Africa. So it's just possible that he and I know a little more about it than you do. But we all know, courtesy of the last four years, that uninformed opinions are worth the same as those based on experience, reason, logic and comprehension. So there's...
by ex-khobar Andy
Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: The Arts
Topic: Final image
Replies: 6
Views: 73

Re: Final image

That's good of Hen. But has she OK'd the Macallan? Poor Digby must be very upset because if you threw a £££ camera at him (not a ££££££ camera) he must think that you are really, really, really pissed and he's wondering what he did to deserve it.
by ex-khobar Andy
Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Laffs!
Topic: Timing is everything
Replies: 20
Views: 215

Re: Timing is everything

According to an asshole I once knew who lived in South Africa, they live as well as anyone else on six and a half cents on the dollar. Their stores, even the little ones, are filled with razor blades, shampoo, soap, milk, wheat bread, and cheese. So what is all this crap about South Africa being po...
by ex-khobar Andy
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Gee, seven?
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: Gee, seven?

by ex-khobar Andy
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: The Arts
Topic: Music recommendations
Replies: 692
Views: 88726

Re: Music recommendations

My favorite tenors are Bjorling and Domingo; and I can take quite a lot of Pavarotti. Domingo was wonderful on Verdi's Requiem (Bernstein; London Symphony Orchestra 1970) and of course Bjorling died in 1960 so his latest recordings suffer from the recording technology of the day. I have never manage...
by ex-khobar Andy
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: The Arts
Topic: Music recommendations
Replies: 692
Views: 88726

Re: Music recommendations

Jussi Bjorling can do no wrong. In Swedish - I don't know if he recorded it in German.

Edited to clarify.
by ex-khobar Andy
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Pardon Me
Replies: 38
Views: 447

Re: Pardon Me

He commuted the sentence of Kwame Kilpatrick. Those two are birds of a feather. Including the fact that they (at least had) legions of followers that were able to ignore reality and support a con man. Clearly I hadn't been paying attention - the name Kwame Kilpatrick meant nothing to me. I had to l...
by ex-khobar Andy
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: QAnon are devastated
Replies: 16
Views: 159

Re: QAnon are devastated

Of course Trump won't be living at Mar-a-Lago for more than seven days. And he has to have that heli-pad removed. Unless he puts Rudy on the case - he'll get it sorted. He may have a problem with Rudy though if Melanie is around because we all know how Rudy likes to 'tuck in his shirt' when Eastern ...