Americans, Culture Wars ← Previous post Next post → Comments Merle Jul 04 2020 at 12:04 am OHH OHH !!!!!! WayneM Jul 04 2020 at 12:05 am Light’em up, Jo but save enough power to get your ass out to your Uber… Too Tall Jul 04 2020 at 12:08 am Shock and Awe! JTC Jul 04 2020 at 12:33 am Is it a coincidence that Freedom earned by fighting off the grasp of kings and those who would be, is celebrated with fireworks? I think not. eon Jul 04 2020 at 7:18 am Prior to the American Revolution, fireworks were “the joy of royalty”, used to celebrate their birthdays, weddings, and ascensions to thrones. This custom came straight from China, where gunpowder and its uses were an Imperial monopoly. It took the Hussite Wars, the Thirty Years’ War, the English Civil War, and finally the American Revolution to make nobles and crowned rulers realize that “Gunpowder made all men tall”. Now you know why modern “progressives”, the spiritual heirs of those nobles and rulers, want you disarmed. Happy Independence Day. clear ether eon formwiz Jul 04 2020 at 7:28 am God did not make men equal. Sam Colt did. JTC Jul 04 2020 at 11:17 am God created men equal but Sam kept them that way. As the esteemed (if non-existent) Major Caudill USMC (ret) so famously and eloquently didn’t say* in the essay “Why the Gun”… *immigrant former essayist now successful sci-fi writer M Kloos wrote that bit of brilliance but that didn’t seem patriotic and sexy enough, so the mythical Major is still quoted and given wide credit even these many years later… Can’t link it w/my phone, maybe someone else here will, or just look it up, you will be glad you did. Ol' Country Boy Jul 04 2020 at 11:21 pm I think y’all are grasping at straws and are practicing to be woke libruls. Without going deep into academics, don’t you think the fireworks have to do with “the rockets red glare,” and “the bombs bursting in air?” I’ve been around for eighty years and it has always been about the bombs bursting and the rockets. What happened? did all your school marms adopt the wokeness over the past 80 years? eon Jul 05 2020 at 7:12 am The “rockets’ red glare” and “bombs bursting in air” Francis Scott Key referred to at Fort McHenry were all British. Courtesy of the Royal Navy’s bombardment. The fort’s defenders sensibly spent the night in their bombproofs (bunkers) playing cards and letting the Brits waste their ammunition. They didn’t bother even trying to return fire that night. The next morning, the British commander was rather embarrassed to see that their seven hours’ worth of fire mission not only hadn’t “reduced” the fort, it hadn’t even brought down its flag. cheers eon DogByte6RER Jul 04 2020 at 12:42 am They want it so bad and they’re gonna get it … get it good and hard! Kinda like that penultimate scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcR9k8o4I0w Kafiroon Jul 04 2020 at 1:38 am I remember something like that! My long hair “partner” inserting an 8″ by 1/4″ Craftsman screwdriver to “help” into a ‘live’ box, while I was heading in a new line. BOOM! FLASH! He’s slapping his head, hollering if his hair was on fire. “I don’t know! I can’t see anything!” Took a few hrs. The screwdriver “lost” an inch and a half! Punta Gorda Jul 04 2020 at 1:54 am Nothing like a high voltage arc to literally blind dark adapted eyes. Flash bangs have nothing on it. Not to mention the ionizing radiation possible when high energy electrons stike metal. Hint… it makes x rays. Punta Gorda Jul 04 2020 at 2:11 am Years ago I was in the middle of doing a de-install on a piece of gear. All applicable tag-outs were made and double checked. What was not known was an illegal circuit module in another workspace that was back feeding live voltage into the line I was cutting. Blew the end off of my pliers. Had it not been for my paranoia and taking extra precautions it would have gotten me. Punta Gorda Jul 04 2020 at 2:12 am (10 Kv gloves and muffs, plus face sheild) Steve Jul 04 2020 at 1:10 pm You pique my curiosity — whenever I need to do electrical work around the house, the last thing I do before I start messing with it is use a tester to make sure the line actually is dead. I have heard several tales like yours over the years, all of which seem like they could have been prevented by that simple expedient. Are there no testers for high voltage lines, then? (Genuinely curious, no disrespect intended.) Kafiroon Jul 04 2020 at 2:00 pm See Punta Gorda’s statement about illegal circuits. Especially when you search everywhere and Can Not find the source. Old Buildings and need for new circuits. I was fine. Young long hair was the problem. MasterDiver Jul 04 2020 at 5:31 pm I have a little “Magic Wand” that senses live wires by induction. Saved my ass when I went to work on a supposedly dead fixture where someone had wired it backwards, and the white wire was hot. Zar Belk! Lucius Severus Pertinax Jul 04 2020 at 5:13 am The air molecules around her Flash- Heated to Incandescence; the resulting Pressure Wave Ionizing the Dust Particles, which creating a huge Static Charge, hunting for Ground… ANY Ground. Halley Jul 04 2020 at 2:45 am Happy 4th to one and all, except Democrats, who will un-celebrate this, their annual Day of Mourning, by cancelling the few remaining brain cells they have left with another strong dose of TDS. For me, I’ll be celebrating that the (D)-project is well on the way to being fully exposed as criminal – far-left fascism, in the President’s new spot-on description – and that none of their 2020 Decepticon tricks, from Shampeachment to Covid Apocalypse to Race Riots Forever, have been able to make the slightest dent in the #MAGA coalition (which, despite Enemedia lies, is silently growing with #WalkAway and #Blexit). Happy 4th! Jo would be the ultimate Secret Service agent… Blasternaz Jul 04 2020 at 1:57 pm Well said! May I quote you, with or without attribution, your choice? Thanks! Punta Gorda Jul 04 2020 at 4:33 am California paddle board take down- video https://www.instagram.com/p/B-f1QS1nBm5/ Punta Gorda Jul 04 2020 at 6:11 am Ref Jo above… pretty sure the screaming meanies lost some facial hair due to the intensity and proximity to the full on >>ZORCH<<. Punta Gorda Jul 04 2020 at 6:14 am P= I x E. Power equals current times voltage. Punta Gorda Jul 04 2020 at 6:25 am Fun with math… general dielectric breakdown voltage for air is given as about 30 kV/cm. Average female height is about 5’6″ (actually 5’4″). Or a around 167 cm. Drawing an arc of that length requires a bit over 5 million volts. Probably starting with less since she initiated it with her hands close together. But in a NUTshell… don’t get fking close to her. Absolute lowest human resistance is about 300 ohms (sweltering Texas night covered with sweat, easy to do) that’s why anything over 30 volts can be lethal. 0.1 amps across the chest cavity can cause cardiac arrest. Punta Gorda Jul 04 2020 at 6:31 am Easy 16,674 amps if she puts that arc on you if your hot and sweaty… at about 84 GW. A human carcass would just explode with that amount of power. What’s Jo sporting? A reactor? PaulS Jul 04 2020 at 7:03 am I’d say a PAIR of reactors! 😉 PaulS Jul 04 2020 at 7:03 am GO ………. JO!!!!!!! Bill G Jul 04 2020 at 7:10 am As we celebrate Independence Day, let us give a smidgen of pity for the leftists who are celebrating Dependence Day. Pity the followers who go to their knees and pray to their All-Powerful Government for a few more crumbs, and the restoration of a few of the privileges their elites have been enjoying all along. Punta Gorda Jul 04 2020 at 7:32 am Ref my statement. I used to teach this shit. Punta Gorda Jul 04 2020 at 7:36 am NEC 9502. Never made master training specialist since I couldn’t run fast enough. Long story. I blame Marlborough. Punta Gorda Jul 04 2020 at 7:38 am But I was CDP manager for 305. Electronics Technology. Punta Gorda Jul 04 2020 at 8:06 am The fun bit was watching my predecessor teaching that an “ideal” 9 volt battery had the power of a nuclear bomb in a near dead short condition. Punta Gorda Jul 04 2020 at 8:09 am Spoiler alert. In reality the battery self destructs long before you approach fission levels of power. Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman Jul 04 2020 at 8:12 am Manfred Mann said it very well, “Blinded by the light……” Happy Independence Day. (just don’t burn down anything. we’ve already had one field fire in Utah due to a teen setting off fireworks early in a restricted area) Doggo Jul 05 2020 at 12:08 am Actually, Springsteen wrote it before he got “woke”. The Duck Hunter Jul 04 2020 at 10:43 am I hope they don’t set a Wendy’s on Fire. Hotrod Lincoln Jul 04 2020 at 11:38 am Give ’em a real taste of “girl power”- – – – -one hand on the collarbone and the other with a firm grab to the groin area! Pamela Jul 04 2020 at 12:35 pm I wonder if Jo ever has sex if that amount of energy would be expended when the orgasm hits… Steveb919 Jul 04 2020 at 12:57 pm Very good question. JTC Jul 04 2020 at 2:07 pm Let’s remember where that energy came from. Their own former lifeforce, having been sacrificed in service to their antigods, is absorbed by a manifestation of one of them, then concentrated and explosively redirected, betraying their devotion to put them -and us- out of their misery. Boom! CRANK IT UP! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDOrNeBpsKs It’s the only just and poetic use of the human waste, and I really like the method; how much lightning can be sucked up and turned against a whole pantifa mob? BoomBoomBoom!!! Keep it up Jo! cmblake6 Jul 04 2020 at 2:31 pm This was what I wanted to see! Well done, Mr Muir!!!!! John M. Jul 04 2020 at 3:40 pm …as I said in the previous day’s ‘toon: “Power to the People” the way an Electric Eel gives “Power to the fish!” cmblake6 Jul 04 2020 at 5:42 pm I’m looking forward to seeing the charred bodies tomorrow. Hey, they started this. Pamela Jul 04 2020 at 6:32 pm Time to Declare a New 4th of July https://www.patreon.com/posts/unbelievable-gov-38971973?utm_medium=post_notification_email&utm_source=post_link&utm_campaign=patron_engagement JTC Jul 04 2020 at 8:00 pm Problem is, real-world spooks here in the streets don’t conveniently lend themselves to being zapped by avatars, but more like the mob that busted into the swank gated neighborhood the other dsy, whereupon a liberal white lady whips it out and does the most cartoonish bunch of pistol coon-fingering you’ll ever see…and she and her EBR-sweeping hubby get arrested . So crazy I can’t even, but yeah unfortunately that’s the reality. Back to Jo though, the more I consider the concept of sucking the horrid life force out of wholesale thug lots to be concentrated into their very removal, the more I love it… Punta Gorda Jul 04 2020 at 8:50 pm EPR-EDP? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QgFDyv26oxQ interventor Jul 04 2020 at 9:29 pm The couple have hired a private security service. Don’t believe they’ve been arrested. Local prosecutor is investigating them. She’s left wing and, reportedly, received about $30,000 from a Soros fund. Mike-SMO Jul 04 2020 at 11:01 pm Damn! Where’d Jo learn that move? She (mine) got me every time. I still have permanent retinal burns. Lovely. Punta Gorda Jul 04 2020 at 8:24 pm Buahaha!!! Note. In response to the monument attackers. Trump signed an executive order making a new park with 30 statues. Punta Gorda Jul 04 2020 at 9:38 pm Anyone touching Jo in that state would just be a grease spot on the floor afterwards. Punta Gorda Jul 04 2020 at 9:40 pm Saw one of those in Trieste where guy tangled with a 440 VAC panel in the container cargo yard. Chris Muir Jul 04 2020 at 10:18 pm Punta Gorda-good stuff, but throttle back some! 🙂 Reply Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Click here to have toons delivered to email This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.