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September 26, 2017

Tuesday Overnight Open Thread (9/26/17)

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(Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star. W. Clement Stone)


Quotes of The Day

Quote I

What’s been hardest is the way our legal system is structured to favor private property. I think people all over this city, of every background, would like to have the city government be able to determine which building goes where, how high it will be, who gets to live in it, what the rent will be. I think there’s a socialistic impulse, which I hear every day, in every kind of community, that they would like things to be planned in accordance to their needs. Unfortunately, what stands in the way of that is hundreds of years of history that have elevated property rights and wealth to the point that that’s the reality that calls the tune on a lot of development. Bill de Blasio

Quote II

“Things get to terrible places, one tiny step at a time. If I encroach on you, and I’m sophisticated about it, I’m going to encroach 2 millimeters. I’m going to encroach right to the point where you start to protest, then I’m going to stop. Then I’m going to wait. Then you’re going to calm down. Then I’m going to encroach again, right to the point where you protest, then I’m going to stop. Then I’m going to wait..and I’m just going to keep doing this, and before you know it, you’re going to be back 3 miles from where you started.” Professor Jordan B. Peterson

Want more of Professor Peterson?

Quote III

“But like I said to each their own it’s AMERICA! The greatest country in the world and if you don’t think we are the greatest country in the world and you reside here, then why do you stay? A lot worse places in the world to call home. Proud to be an American,” Derek Wolfe

Quote IV

197 Congratulations NFL, you've actually gotten me to root for Aaron Hernandez's legal team Posted by: kbdabear at September 25, 2017 10:48 PM (eh0Va)


If you can't make it in the NFL, as a stupid asshole? Head north to the CFL You can be a stupid asshole up there as well.

The revolt of the football players has spread to Canada. The Canadian Football League (CFL) has joined the national anthem protest, CBC reported.

On Sunday, before the game between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Calgary Stampeders, the Roughriders players locked arms in solidarity while “O Canada” was sung before fans in Regina, Saskatchewan.

So what great ailment has demoralized the maple syrup guzzlers?


It has been 8 months since PDT took office. The hysteria continues. It's been a year since that POS QB from the 49ers took a knee. Are the upcoming holidays looking bleak? Do you know a NFL player? The perfect line for everyone who annoys you. NSFW



Mark Steyn says we are on the way to becoming a Banana Republic. I wonder if we are there?


Are you misanthropic? Are you an introvert? Are you looking for a place to live? This might be the mansion for you.

You know what they say about “location, location, location?” Well, this gigantic estate is located in Winner, South Dakota, a town of 2,900 people that’s about a three-hour drive from the nearest big city, Sioux Falls.


Smoking is the Hitler of epidemiology.

One need not be a PhD scientist to understand just how ludicrous all of these headlines are. It's perfectly fine to sit, stand, and eat bacon, assuming all are done in moderation. And if a person decided to sit around the house all day and eat nothing but bacon, even that wouldn't be nearly as bad as smoking. Pretending otherwise trivializes the truly devastating impact of smoking on the human body.

Worse, such comparisons prevent people from engaging in less harmful behavior. If smokers all gave up tobacco and switched to e-cigarettes, the world would be a much healthier place. But in cities like Seattle, the public health department has decided to compare e-cigarettes to Hitler smoking cigarettes, a policy that, without a doubt, will kill smokers.

For science and health communication to be effective, it cannot engage in hyperbole. When people discover they are being lied to, they quickly tune out.

Anyone who disagrees with that is literally worse than Hitler.


If life hands you lemons, make lemonade or lemon drops or lemon meringue pie Meet a couple who did just that.

Chuck retired from McDonald’s in 2002. Not long after that, he lost his wife of 25 years to cancer. And so at age 60, Chuck found himself starting over. He moved to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and bought a two-bedroom cottage with a hot tub on the 10th green of a golf course in a gated community. To stave off restlessness, he took a job leading open-air jeep tours of the Carolina Lowcountry. He began having dinner with a fellow guide named Barbara Gatti, then going bowling with her, then going to the local Unity church with her. In 2007 she moved in with him, and they started their own company, Carolina Adventure Tours. Chuck led most of the excursions. Barb, a church music director, gave lessons on the side. They were happy. They were not prepared.

Capitalism has ruined his life since birth. Since it is too late to perform an abortion. The ONT suggests moving quickly before the door hits you in the ass.

A U.S. Army infantry officer has been placed in the spotlight, as he recently posted a photo of himself in support of professional football player Colin Kaepernick, using the phrase “Communism will win” and tagging “Veterans for Kaepernick.” And now, the hundreds of tweets he has posted about his Communist views are being scrutinized.

Something tells me that he would be welcomed in Cuba or North Korea.

The ONT Musical Interlude

September 26, 1925, Born on this day, Marty Robbins, US Country singer, (1960 US No.1 & UK No.19 single 'El Paso'). He died on 8th December 1982. via


2003, English singer, songwriter Robert Palmer died of a heart attack aged 54 in Paris France. He was a member of Vinegar Joe and Power Station (with Duran Duran members Andy Taylor and John Taylor with drummer and former Chic member Tony Thompson). As a solo artist had the 1986 US No.1 & UK No.5 single 'Addicted To Love' and the 1988 hit 'Simply Irresistible'. via


What is the FERC? Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

FERC will play a significant role in approving natural gas pipelines, liquefied natural gas export terminals, electric grid upgrades and other energy projects. The agency was unable to approve projects for months, building a $50 billion backlog of crucial energy projects.

Since FERC gained enough commissioners to reach a quorum in July, the agency has issued more than 65 notational orders and even overruled New York state officials to approve a natural gas pipeline.

Friendly now. Wait until some Dem gets a hold of it.


Wow. Baltimore continues to make news. And not in the good way. Fatberg causes sewage flood.

A massive "fatberg" made up of congealed fat, wet wipes and other waste has been named as the culprit in a sewer overflow in Baltimore.

The overflow discharged about 1.2 million gallons of sewage into the Jones Fall stream last week.

The Baltimore Sun reported Monday that the fatberg was discovered in a sewer main near Baltimore Penn Station.

Public works officials said the walls of a century-old 24-inch wide pipe were caked with oils, grease and congealed fats. Up to 85 percent of the pipe was clogged, blocking the flow of sewage.

Just what does Baltimore and other municipalities do with the fees they charge for their services? Talk about shitty service.


When I first heard this on the radio, I thought it was a joke. I guess it isn't.

Easy peasy. You don’t even need to be home. You can order all your groceries from Walmart from your phone, click one button and a complete stranger will show up at your empty house or apartment, let themselves in, stock the fridge and make sure that all your refrigerated goods are ready when you get home....


Crime rates. They are spiking. Why aren't the Democrats silent?

In other words, the crime rate had been dropping significantly for some years, until that decline was suddenly reversed after 2014. (Michael Brown attacked officer Darren Wilson in August 2014.) As for the relevance of AG Sessions having been a U.S. Attorney from 1981 until 1993, your guess is as good as mine. Any way you look at it, it is hard to spin a 20% increase in the homicide rate in just two years.


C'mon smile :)

Not getting a motel room qualifies this guy for aGenius Award Winner.


Going above and beyond the call. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.


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