Arrogance & Elitism, Culture Wars, Progressives ← Previous post Next post → Comments Delilah T. Jan 18 2019 at 12:13 am I am glad I put down the hot tea before I read that. Too Tall Jan 18 2019 at 12:37 am It is dangerous to one’s health and electronic devices to eat or drink while reading DBD. James Gemind Jan 18 2019 at 2:36 pm And occasionally one’s Blood Pressure. Those of you who visit Baen’s Bar, know the Discussion in Politics concerning the Yellow Vest Demonstrations in France. In Politics section of the Bar, it is getting around to the Police Brutality issue and how it differs from what we see in the US and other ‘Armed Citizenry’ countries… I will make a prediction in regards to France James Gemind Jan 18 2019 at 2:38 pm Sorry, should read as a link. Try again; https://bar.baen.com/index.php?t=msg&th=150548&start=0& Delilah T. Jan 18 2019 at 9:41 pm You can’t read it unless you are logged in as a member. Perhaps you could just copy the text to DBD instead. kadaka Jan 18 2019 at 12:42 am Pelosi: We’re rescheduling the SOTU address until after the shutdown ends. Trump: I’m cancelling the military transport for your House Democrat junket. Liberals: Trump is such a hypocrite! He did this to retaliate against Pelosi and blamed the shutdown while the administration is still going to the World Economic Summit! Trump: Oh, and due to the shutdown we’re not going to Davos. Liberals: Why would Trump deny American representation at such an important event?! Did the Russians make him do it? And this morning I thought the height of my day was figuring out the digital bathroom scale did strange “steps” of about 1.1 lbs because it’s actually a metric scale that measures in half-kilograms then converts. The metric conspiracy continues. Note how the countries that are officially metric are those with the worse gun laws. pyrodice Jan 18 2019 at 2:38 am Aw it’s not so bad, we measure in 9mm as often as .38″… Lyle Jan 18 2019 at 3:57 am But a 38 is really a 36, so what so we know? Wood Jan 18 2019 at 7:48 am The .38 caliber designation is a holdover from when the .38 cartridge used a heeled bullet; case diameter was the same as it is today, but the portion of the bullet in front of the case mouth was larger, a real .38”. Now the bullet sides are parallel, and if the smaller dimension. PaulS Jan 18 2019 at 9:20 am Hmm, I was under the understanding that the “Thirtyeight” of the “.38 caliber” (actually.357”) refers to the original black powder cartridge and the specific charge of black powder used. But I’m not bothering to look it up, so feel free. eon Jan 18 2019 at 10:32 am Paul S; You’re generally correct. The original designation was .36, but bore spec was always .355-.357″. The “.38” designation was instituted by Colt and Remington in 1866-67, when conversions of percussion .36 revolvers to metallic cartridge were made for the U.S. Army and Navy. The idea being to let military storeskeepers easily distinguish between paper or skin cartridges for the percussion revolvers and rimfire or later centerfire metallic cartridges for the converted (and later new-production) breechloading types. Similarly, when Winchester introduced the .44 Winchester Centerfire cartridge with the model 1873 rifle in 1873, it was also known as the .44-40 (.44 caliber, 40 grain blackpwder load) to avoid confusion with the earlier .44 Henry rimfire cartridge used in the Civil War Henry and Winchester Model 1866 lever-actions. The two cartridges are not interchangeable, and loading one into the wrong weapon doesn’t work at all. Most such designations were made for that exact purpose- to prevent confusion. and generally, it worked. cheers eon jim Jan 18 2019 at 5:43 pm And why I carry .40 Cooper instead of 10 mm. James Gemind Jan 18 2019 at 3:43 pm Also from Politics table in Baen’s bar(Spew warning put down your drinks); Now THAT is a funny post- though clearly unintended. NickWise wrote on Fri, 18 January 2019 02:18 your media is biased. “Former Mediaite columnist A. J. Delgado joined the Donald Trump 2016 presidential campaign as a “senior adviser” in September 2016.” ben-david wrote on Fri, 18 January 2019 02:33 By offering her a deal she cannot refuse knowing she will refuse it anyway and do not be surprised if he offered to help mexico with their gasine problem and securing their southern border as well. If this continues it will shatter the democrat party. But culturally it ifts and it explains why he spun his fire side chat the way he did. https://www.mediaite.com/trump/shock-poll-trump-gains-19-points-with-latino-voters-during-border-wall-shutdown/ For those doing the math, a jump from 31% to 50% approval is a 38% increase of approval…:) Bunkerbuilder Jan 26 2019 at 11:07 pm The USA went metric in the late 1800s……. Deplorable B Woodman Jan 18 2019 at 12:50 am President Trump didn’t cancel the trip itself. He just cancelled ShamFranNan’s use of military aircraft and transport for the trip. He also suggested that she (and all the sycophantic entourage) stay home and deal with the Gubberment shutdown. BUT……..if she really, Really, REALLY wanted to go, then she could fly commercial. Gawd, I love that Orange Man. Orange Man good. I heard the name Adam Shitless bandied about as one of those on the entourage. Who else was ready to go……..and was stopped by The Orange Man? (good!) GWB Jan 18 2019 at 7:32 am I loved the fact that he didn’t tweet about it. At all! He put it on official White House letterhead. Was it theatrics? Heck yes! She had done the “I’ll make this official pronouncement with fancy letters and everything. The press will eat it up! And I’ll get his goat.” approach. He just said “Back at ya, toots.” (That man’s signature, though! Looks like an EKG! 🙂 ) Delilah T. Jan 18 2019 at 8:57 am I thought that dTrump’s signature looked exactly like shark teeth… Remember the opening music from ‘Jaws”? That ominous sound of the hunter at work: Da-dum… da- dum… GWB Jan 18 2019 at 12:41 pm Ha! cfm56dash7 Jan 18 2019 at 11:24 am He could have taken the middle ground and cancelled the C-32 (military VIP version of the B757) and let them carry on in the back of a C-130 trash hauler with jump seats installed. The flights would be twice as long, but to make up for it, the interior would be 10 times louder. Trying to think of an appropriate cargo with which they could share the space. Brent Dotson Jan 18 2019 at 12:48 pm porta potties Deplorable B Woodman Jan 18 2019 at 10:34 pm NOW you have me ROFLOL!!! The wife and I have flown on many military aircraft. The C130 is an experience to remember. And never repeat voluntarily. Epador Jan 19 2019 at 12:08 am I applaud your suggestion having spent many hours in the back of a cold and chilly Herc. rickn8or Jan 18 2019 at 1:08 pm These were the same people wailing all week about the starving federal employees that were affected by the shutdown, right? kadaka Jan 18 2019 at 1:01 am Pelosi’s Baggage Was Returned To Her Office After Trump Canceled Overseas Trip Pelosi has so… much… baggage… And people thought it was a joke that Trump wanted her back as Speaker. There was a joke involved, true. interventor Jan 18 2019 at 1:11 am Nancy was a very naughty girl. Daddy grounded her. When San Fran Nan was Speaker, before, she insisted DoD provide the best outfitted aircraft available to fly her back to the west coast, plus an rather large entourage. USAF provided alcoholic drinks on the flight (small miniatures) , which are provided to regularly to high profile passengers. Nancy was outraged that she would have to pay for the drinks, like everyone else. rickn8or Jan 18 2019 at 1:10 pm She had to have a plane with coast-to-coast range because she was “uneasy” about refueling at military bases. IIRC, one of the first trips she made in the C-32 was to Syria to confer with Hafez Assad. “… now that Daddy took the T-Bird away.” JTC Jan 18 2019 at 1:36 am Can’t wait until she’s All Unda Da Bus ‘N Shit. Buck in Willcox Jan 18 2019 at 1:36 am Brussels, Egypt, Afghanistan: The President cancelled her confab with fellow one world conspirators, the muslim brotherhood, and getting in everyone’s way in Afghanistan. Good move Mr President! JTC Jan 18 2019 at 1:41 am An OT (but not really) observation: Some knucklehead a while back griped about the little girl’s beautiful blue eyes, and now we’ve got a bunch of squinters. Ungood. NotYetInACamp Jan 18 2019 at 1:50 am I just thought that with the massive growth curve occurring, along with the time warp involving those kids, that the kids were just developing further in the eye of the creator. We still don’t know what they will eventually look like. This creator may be waiting for some inspiration from The Creator. The kids are also developing their humor and personalities. I think that we just can’t see the kids completely right now. They are past NPC’s, but not there yet. WayneM Jan 18 2019 at 9:15 am Have you ever heard someone say a thing so stupid that your eyes automatically squinted as your brain tried to make sense of such nonsense? Watch Tucker Carlson when he is interviewing a leftist and you’ll get a sense of what I mean. The kids are listening to Skye compare SanFranNan to Rose Parks. “Nough said? cmblake6 Jan 18 2019 at 2:34 am I’m seeing it unfold, in the darker regions of my mind. Brussels? UN invasion? Various M.E. stops? Mexican border? Traps? Yeah. Pete231 Jan 18 2019 at 3:08 am So, now that DJT cancelled Numbcy’s trip on our dime, maybe she’ll have to make the flight on her broom. eon Jan 18 2019 at 8:18 am Considering the size of the “entourage” (read; leftist fanatic posse) she wanted to take with her (100+ “families”), she’d need at least a 787-sized broom, if not an A380. This was nothing more nor less than her globe-trotting version of one of Bill Clinton’s “Renaissance Weekends” at a country club, where she and her sycophants were going to meet n’ greet every anti-Western civilization mandarin wannabee and anti-everything Jihadist bombnik they could lay their grubby little protuberances on, to organize yet another round of “fundamental transformation”. Globalism (and Islamism) uber alles, in other words. While telling themselves how wonderful and superior they are compared to everybody else, of course. As fa as I’m concerned, if that sort of mental masturbation is what she and her hangers-on want to spend their time doing, they can damned well pay their own way. I suspect the President has a similar opinion. clear ether eon Lyle Jan 18 2019 at 4:02 am Theatrics, signifying little. kadaka Jan 18 2019 at 11:58 am Politics is theater, and Democrats have been staging shows so far off Broadway they’re in Jersey. Wotan Jan 18 2019 at 8:18 am Chris – To capture so much in a single panel ….. *Mind Blown* PaulS Jan 18 2019 at 9:33 am Wouldn’t it have been better to have let the first leg of the trip happen, then grounded the plane at an AFB? Maybe not fair to the base occupants. Henry Jan 18 2019 at 1:47 pm He could have had a big banner erected off the runway saying, “Welcome to the resistance!” https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jul/17/young-republicans-say-uber-driver-killed-ride-taun/ JTC Jan 18 2019 at 11:03 am Her Lowness expresses her deep concern for the workers that NBC has shown lining up at soup kitchens (pfft, if your income stopped wouldn’t it be more than a few weeks until you were living on the streets?), by transporting her fading and irrelevant but for obstruction wrinkle bag self and a hundred or more of her court away from the unpleasantness of these rabble and across the reaches of her perceived global influence. “Let them eat cake. But not my cake, your cake! I need mine -okay yours- to take with me as offerings on my tour of the future.” JTC Jan 18 2019 at 11:21 am She was just trying to see the troops! Kinda like a USO show. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-criticizes-pelosi-for-attempting-to-see-troops-in-afghanistan/ar-BBSq4me?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=mailsignout Trump says, “Nuh uh.”. Mean old Trump denying our boys the pleasure of her visit. JSStryker Jan 18 2019 at 1:57 pm Thank God! Delilah T. Jan 18 2019 at 12:12 pm Corey (NOT Spartacus!) Booker has announced his candidacy for the 2020 run. Just dropping a sour note in here to juice things up a tad. Also, Ms. Obviously Confused is rapidly annoying Congress Persons who are somewhat moderate and now wonder who she is REALLY in league with. (Bad grammar – sorry.) interventor Jan 18 2019 at 12:25 pm Steny Hoyer is leading a compromise group for the Democrats. His district in Maryland has lots and lots of federal employees. Whereas, San Fran Nasty had much fewer. interventor Jan 18 2019 at 12:26 pm President Trump should have recalled the plane once Pelosi and party had deplaned in Kabul. kadaka Jan 18 2019 at 12:39 pm People just need to realize what Nancy Pelosi really wants in life. First get rid of VP Pence somehow. Then impeach Trump. Simple! Victor Jan 18 2019 at 1:22 pm Quit cussing around the kids Red. kadaka Jan 18 2019 at 1:31 pm BTW, remember those Center for Medical Progress undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood selling baby parts for fun and profit? A Federal Appeals Court Just Took A Big Swing At Planned Parenthood The panel also dismissed Planned Parenthood’s claim that the CMP videos were “deceptively edited,” a soundbite that redounded across the press after the tapes first appeared. “The record reflects that [the Texas Office of Inspector General] had submitted a report from a forensic firm concluding that the video was authentic and not deceptively edited,” a footnote in the decision reads. “And [Planned Parenthood] did not identify any particular omission or addition in the video footage.” Many rebukes against PP and their enablers. PP lied, babies died. Greg D. Jan 18 2019 at 4:02 pm kadaka, BTW, thanks for your reply to me couple days ago about avatars being Gravatars, etc. I’ve decided to use my name as: “Greg D.” and I’m checking out both the Gravatar website, as well as WordPress’ section about codexes to see how to set up this small photo I have as my gravatar for the comments section on DayByDay. Keep on keeping on, friend!! kadaka Jan 18 2019 at 8:20 pm Codexes? Go to Gravatar.com Click “Create Your Own Gravatar” box. Create free WordPress-dot-com account or log in with existing one. Next screen after logging in is a page that says “Manage Gravatars”. Go to “2. Pick new image”, below that is “Add a new image”, click on that. Follow prompts to upload image. And you’re done! New image is automatically selected, if you have multiple images uploaded you can just click on the one you want. Your Gravatar AUTOMATICALLY will show up here when you use the matched email address. Simple. JTC Jan 18 2019 at 9:48 pm That is some very specific info to help others using your own experience from having had to settle for those horns a while back, And your new effort here reflects that, good job. Good job too on the PP link above; ever since that video broke I have never once seen it mentioned by the mediots without that bald-faced murder-complicit lie attached. But I’m sure this court rebuke will be widely reported. BTW, of course the babyparts biz and PP itself are further proof of the wisdom of the simplistic but failsafe truism: Follow the money. Always follow the money. kadaka Jan 18 2019 at 3:21 pm Latinos Like Trump Even More Since The Government Shutdown “Fifty percent of Latino adults approve of the job Donald Trump is doing as president, according to the latest poll from PBS NewsHour, NPR and Marist.” But the best benefit of the shutdown remains how it’s revealing what federal government employees are really necessary. Kafiroon Jan 18 2019 at 11:53 pm Happiness is seeing a pic of Pelousi at the airport instead of us paying for her to fly like a queen on our Air Force. Maybe she even had to pay for herself! I can dream. Leave a Reply to James Gemind Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 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