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August 31, 2022

Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (8/31/22) Good Bye August Edition

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

Imagine a country that flies into space, launches Sputniks, creates such a defense system, and it can't resolve the problem of women's pantyhose. There's no toothpaste, no soap powder, not the basic necessities of life. It was incredible and humiliating to work in such a government. Mikhail Gorbachev


Quote II

Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man. Ronald Reagan

Quote III

“This is pure evil. Schools should be a safe place for children to learn about math and history, not whatever this is. Groomers must go,” Texas Family Project


Quote IV

"I thought it was really, really reprehensible that they be mobilizing 87,000 IRS agents and I think every member of Congress that voted for that bill should be required to be audited every year by the IRS." Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis


Quote V

“Everyone thinks that churches are going to close. But nobody thinks it is going to be their church.” Rev. Amanda Olson


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Alaska wanted "Rank-choice voting" and it looks like they are going to get it good and hard until at least January 2023. Democrat Mary Peltola beats Sarah Palin for Alaska's special election to replace deceased congressman Don Young.

Democrat Mary Peltola won the special election for Alaska’s at-large House seat following the death of longtime Rep. Don Young earlier this year.

Peltola's victory is a significant pickup for Democrats, flipping the formerly red seat for the remainder of the current Congress, in which House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) holds a narrow Democratic majority.


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James O'Keefe and Project Veritas strike a nerve or three.


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Call me the Skeptical Humanitarian. But, I don't think this will work in the long run.

Zero down payment, zero closing cost mortgage advances efforts to broaden access to homeownership and adds to its existing $15 billion Community Homeownership Commitment

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Bank of America today announced a new zero down payment, zero closing cost mortgage solution for first-time homebuyers, which will be available in designated markets, including certain Black/African American and/or Hispanic-Latino neighborhoods in Charlotte, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles and Miami. The Community Affordable Loan Solution™ aims to help eligible individuals and families obtain an affordable loan to purchase a home

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Chuckle & Chortle. The State of Mississippi to tax the recipients of forgiveness.

Mississippi intends to tax as income those residents who have their student loan debt forgiven, becoming the first state to declare that it plans to make such a move, Bloomberg has reported.

Although the student loan forgiveness plan is exempt from federal tax, an analysis by the Tax Foundation says it may still be subject to some individual state taxes.

In contrast, New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania have already introduced tax exemptions for residents who qualify for the debt forgiveness, according to Bloomberg.

However, other states — including Arkansas and Wisconsin — are also considering taxing forgiven student loan debt.


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Tonight's Attention Whore Winner on display. Possibly a dash or two of mental illness to boot?

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Road Trip!!!! The best beaches in every state.


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A good read. A Private Little Hell (H/T Sock Monkey)

Being one who knows the dark side as something utterly removed from George Lucas’ film franchise, I speak with uncomfortable authority about depression. It is an irrational, illogical assassin; the father of lies’ most hideous, insidious lie. Depression blinds its victims to reality, convincing them there is no hope when, in fact, hope abounds. It tells the irreplaceable all would fare better without their presence spoiling life’s soup. Depression declares self-destruction’s broad road as the only road, doing its damnedest to block salvation’s narrow path. It is not mental weakness, as those lacking authentic wisdom stereotype its cunning ability to drive away the cognitive reasoning that can significantly assist in the fight, instead causing monotrack thoughts that most all in life around you reflects and feeds negatively on you. Depression is Satan’s hideous scalpel, seeking only to cut out life itself instead of the cancer it forms on the soul.

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10 Facts Electric Vehicle Advocates Don't Want You to Know

There are a host of reasons why the Left is absolutely determined to force Americans out of their privately owned, gasoline-powered cars and trucks and into unreliable public transportation and costly Electric Vehicles (EVs), none of which have to do with “saving the environment.”

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She's a very talented young lady. But can she make passable sammiches?

An Irish woman has been crowned the world axe-throwing champion after winning a competition in Canada.

Ceola McGowan, from County Sligo, saw off competitors from across the world to win the World Double Bit Axe Throwing Championships on Sunday.

She said she hoped her win would inspire more women to get involved in the sport.

The 31-year-old was introduced to axe throwing by a friend while at university.

She told BBC News NI her target had been to win the title by the age of 35.

Speaking about her first experience of the sport, she said: "I ran home and put on as much plaid [clothing] that I had and big wellies because all I knew I was heading out to this big barn in the Wicklow mountains to meet these bearded axe throwers."


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There are 3 vehicles here at Casa Misanthrope. Every battery can be replaced for under $200.00. Unlike a Chevy Volt.

AChevrolet Volt owner in Florida was shocked to receive a $30,000 quote for a replacement battery from a dealership, reports CarScoops.

The quote in question comes from Roger Dean Chevrolet in Florida, and regards a battery replacement for a 2012 Chevrolet Volt. The cost of the new battery itself comes in at $26,853.99. Further charges include $33.98 for coolant and $1,200 in labor. Add tax and the total bill comes to $30,842.15. It's a steep price, particularly when a brand-new Chevrolet Bolt with a far larger battery can be had for a base price of $26,595.


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We don't want you to drive vehicles that are powered by petroleum. Hell we'll even make them illegal. We want you to drive EVs. However, we don't want you to charge those EVs either. California, fvcking nuts.

CALIFORNIA (WTVO) — With California’s power grid under strain due to extreme heat and high demand, the utility grid operator is asking residents to avoid charging their electric vehicles. This comes days after the state announced a plan to ban the sale of gas-powered cars by 2035.

The California Independent System Operator is asking residents for “voluntary energy conservation” over the Labor Day weekend.

According to the National Weather Service, the western United States is facing a “prolonged and record heat wave.”


“The top three conservation actions are to set thermostats to 78 degrees or higher, avoid using large appliances and charging electric vehicles, and turn off unnecessary lights,” the American Public Power Association said, asking residents to limit energy usage during 4 p.m. and 9 p.m.

I'd loan out one of my gas powered generators but those are illegal to.

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The ONT Musical Interlude & Road Map Emporium


Born on this day: 31 Aug 1948
German guitarist Rudolf Schenker from Scorpions, who he formed in 1965 when he was 17 years old. Their 1990 power ballad 'Wind Of Change' topped the European charts and was a No.4 hit in the US. The Scorpions hold the record for the best-selling single by a German artist and band. via thisdayinmusic.com

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Born on this day: 31 Aug 1945
Northern Irish singer, songwriter and musician Van Morrison. Who had with Them, the 1965 UK No.2 single 'Here Comes The Night', and the solo, 1970 album Moondance, plus over 15 other UK Top 40 albums. He has received six Grammy Awards, the 1994 Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, and has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. via thisdayinmusic.com

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Born on this day: 31 Aug 1945
Bob Welch, American musician. A former member of Fleetwood Mac, Welch had a briefly successful solo career in the late 1970s. His singles included Hot Love, Cold World, Ebony Eyes, Precious Love, and his signature Sentimental Lady. Welch committed suicide in his Nashville home on 7th June 2012. He was found by his wife with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. via thisdayinmusic.com


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Booze + wild life = Genius Award Winner.

Drunk Yellowstone Tourist Bothers Cow Elk Until It Embarrasses The Hell Out Of Him

Well, they just don’t stop.

Everywhere you look there’s a different video coming from Yellowstone National Park that shows someone who thinks they know something about wildlife. Time and time again they think it’s the right decision to approach an animal that weighs two to three times more, in some cases even five times.

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Cool under pressure. This kid is: Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

Boy, 10, Saves Mother Who Was Having A Seizure In The Pool

Home-security video shows the moment an Oklahoma mother experiencing a seizure in her backyard pool was saved from drowning by her 10-year-old son.


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