Weekend Open Thread

| August 23, 2014 | 94 Comments

Bernath plane crash

No one asked for it, but here’s your weekend open thread while I sort out some stuff.

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  1. SJ says:

    Wonder if Dear Leader will get in a round of golf today or will he and Mooch have bonding time?

  2. Sapper3307 says:

    Looks like CPO Dipstick needs a gas station. If only they tought honorary cpos that planes need fuel to fly. And you need a license to practice in a court of law.

  3. NHSparky says:


  4. 68W58 says:

    So, Ace has an interesting story about how an American Muslim went on a terror campaign in which he targeted gays for murder because they were among the “most unrighteous”-http://minx.cc:1080/?post=351329

    Anyway-anybody heard anything about this in the media? No? I thought not. Never forget what we are up against here. The left and the media (but I repeat myself) are about the narrative, not the facts. The Matthew Shepard murder supported the narrative (oppressor vs oppressed) and was useful to the left and the media (but I repeat myself again).

    These murders pit one designated victim class against another, which is not helpful to the narrative, so we get crickets from the national media. Propaganda matters and the left largely controls the means of propaganda. That’s why they hate Fox News so much, because it is a challenge to their monopoly over what gets reported.

  5. Marine_7002 says:

    I could look at these all day.


    I almost did!

  6. Cheese Eater McBlobfish says:

    I am now the leader of a new state, the Cheese State of Blobfish. See this 7 pound block of cheese in my one hand? Now, do you see this knife in my other hand?

    If you TAH Cadre do not stop making fun of me, I will cut the cheese!

    Dennis “The Blobfish” Chevalier

  7. GDContractor says:

    Cool picture of the experimental corn harvester I have read about. From what I have read, it doesn’t use much gas. Still some tweaking to do, obviously. For example, I read that the iPad app is still indicating forward airspeed. Of well, I hope this project is pursued to its natural end. A high sped low drag zero-fuel-requirement low altitude corn harvester will no doubt reverse climate change and save the planet. The man behind this project is obviously a genius. I hope he is getting the fame and notoriety he deserves.

  8. Fsckity-Fsck says:

    Took a hefty Giduck this morning. Is there any other kind? John Giduck – the turd with a face!

  9. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    From FOB PR:

    You can also name the above photo: Bernath Train Wreck!

    Either one works just as well!

    Ta Ta.

  10. For anyone in or near Indiana, Logan’s Roadhouse in Lafayette is doing a fundraiser for Mission: VALOR on Wed. 3 Sept. from 4pm until closing. Percentage of pre-tax total on each check that presents a free ticket is donated directly to the charity. Details at http://missionvalor.org. Working on updating the site, and continuing to look for volunteers.

    Meantime, if weather allows, going to grill some hamburgers in a bit to make bacon cheeseburgers. Enjoying fresh melon from the local farmer’s market too. Not doing any real cooking this weekend…

  11. AW1Ed says:

    Remember the old guy outside of every 3rd world bar anywhere, with the meat-on-a-stick snacks? He’s the guy cooking skewers of highly seasoned mystery meat over an open coal grill of some sort, selling them to half shit-faced Americans at a huge profit, while listening to them make monkey or cat sounds? I think I’ve cracked the code on the marinade; keep the monkey sounds to yourself. You’ll need:
    Teriyaki Sauce
    Brown Sugar
    Black Pepper
    Red Pepper flakes
    Lime or pineapple juice
    Oil, sesame preferred, but vegetable is fine
    Sherry, Beer or white wine (optional)
    Slice S/B chicken (breasts or thighs) or pork into mostly equal strips. As for marinade measurements, use enough. Marinate in a zip-lock bag at least for a few hours, overnight is better. Thread onto soaked bamboo skewers and grill over high heat ’till just done through. You can reduce remaining marinade to make a sauce, too. Bring it to a full boil, reduce to a simmer and let it go to desired consistency.

    “For you, two dollar GI!”

  12. Farflung Wanderer says:

    Tomorrow is orientation…

    I can’t believe it. I’m going to college! Not just college, but Hillsdale!

    This is crazy.

  13. HS Sophomore says:

    Hey, I have a question for TAH—how did Dennis’s cheese addiction become a meme? I pretty much stayed out of that particular discussion; little too much of teh stoopid there for me.

  14. Ex-PH2 says:

    For anyone interested in Iceland and volcanoes, it appears Bardabunga (pronounced bartharboomger) is about to take a big burp.


    However, the current burping is subglacial, which will produce extreme flooding and may wash out roads, but if you’re wondering what effect an above-surface eruption may cause, the video shows the extent of Eyafjallajokul’s ash cloud in 2010, how much it spread out downwind, and how much money the airlines lost per airline per day. (Pity poo.)

    It’s raining. Trying to read. Tropical humidity. Will live through it.

  15. Twist says:

    I’m sitting in Fred Meyer while my 12 year old is trying on school clothes. I have seen 3 men and 2 women walk by open carrying and there is no fuss going on. I’m so glad that I live in Alaska instead of New York.

  16. HS Sophomore says:

    Well, this is pretty disappointing. A comedian offered to fly the Westboro Baptist Church first class to Iraq to protest IS, but after they accepted, he backed out and donated the money to charity. Sheesh, some people just HAVE to take the moral high road.


  17. SFC D says:

    I just received a rather disturbing offer from the VFW. It’s apparently open season to enroll in the TRICARE and CHAMPVA supplemental insurance plan. Sounds very nice, until I read the entire offer. There’s a friendly letter stating how much it will help me, how it fills in the gaps, etc. There’s a lovely table showing my monthly premiums based on age, current TRICARE coverage and duty status. Multiple payment options ranging from monthly billing to automatic bank withdrawal. But there’s something missing. Nothing in the flyer actually spells out what I get through enrollment. It does say I will receive more information after enrollment…

    I think we’ve heard that before. Apparently you have to buy it to find out what’s in it. Anyone else get this in the mail?

    • CLAW131 says:

      Yes,I just got one of those in todays mail. Didn’t even open it up.Ripped it into quarters and tossed it into the trash. Not paying any monthly premiums to TRICARE now,so why should I start? More unsolicited bulk mail.(Can’t say junk mail as my wife is a retired USPS Postmaster)

  18. HS Sophomore says:

    Well, I haven’t been on the blog long enough to see a Stolen Valor Tourney, so could somebody do me the courtesy of filling me in? How does it work, when does it start, etc.?

    • John "Faker 6" Giduck says:

      Mr Sophomore

      There is only one thing that needs to be known about the Stolen Valor Tourney: I WON! (in the toughest field ever at that)

      I finally won something that I deserved. Queue the “I’d like to thank the Academy” speech. Normally, I’d have to buy my way into famedom.


      none of the current Stolen Valor bums can hold a candle to my transgressions


      I am a barrel bellied god that is not Buddha!


      John “Faker 6” Giduck

      • Sapper3307 says:

        Some new turd may come in wipe you out extra clean like.

        • John "Faker 6" Giduck says:

          Mr 3307

          Phildo is real mad about the Stolen Valor results. He’s fight dancing all over this motherfucker right now. Phildo has worse flow than Hugh Hefner’s penis.

          People may under-estimate me simply because my most secret of weapons are my marble sharp wit and, instead of being steely-eyed and barrel chested, I remain bleary-eyed and barrel bellied.

          New talent can wipe all they want. They’ll see an image of John Giduck on the toilet paper that is clearer than those made famous by the Virgin Mary herself. They can also go straight to hell with gasoline drawers. No one else holds a donut to me.


          John “Faker 6” Giduck

          • HS Sophomore says:

            No, Mr. Giduck. In all this site’s years of exposing the scum of the Earth, never has it encountered a creature of such lecherous disposition as you. Truly, even in the face of lesser glory from minor deities such as Phildo Monkress and Dullas Whipitnflogit, you took your rightful crown as the high king, indeed the Zeus, of posers by exposing a legitimate SF operator and placing him and his entire family at risk in an attempt to preserve your radiant phoniness as the truth. Truly, oh Almighty gooey dick, no one will ever top that.

      • Green Thumb says:

        You did beat Commander Phil Monkress at All-points Logistics.

        That was tough.

        But as pointed out, new talent is emerging every day.

        • HS Sophomore says:

          Aye, so they do. And in the same way we give shoutouts to all the men and women who work in the shadows for no credit to keep us safe, a shoutout to those on this blog who devote so much time and money to dealing with them. Thanks guys.

  19. 3/17 Air Cav says:

    Claw;Sparks…….Mule to be delivered Monday. If there is a open thread next weekend I’ll give you the report!

    • CLAW131 says:

      Roger,will await said report. What are you going to name it? Hopefully,Hamilton T. Bone. I passed by his grave most every day while I was at Ft. Carson.

      • 3/17 Air Cav says:

        Claw……have not got to the name part yet. All I know so far is basic markings. 3/17 Air Cav HHT-2 the 2 represents one of my baseball uniform numbers while I was in college. My M38-a1 jeep has my other baseball number, HHT-9

  20. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    I see that DullASS Whipandflopit and whatshisname are still accusing THE WRONG MAN of being me. Those two still have not found me, and *YAWN* they bore the hell out of me every time they say either the *SLUUURP*man cometh or the papers will be served any day now.

  21. Jonn Lilyea says:

    Average NCO spotted one of our old friends in Japan yesterday;

    Chevalier in Japan

  22. Since tomorrow is the Twenty-Fifth, I want to wish everyone here a – – –


  23. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    MAYBE it’s a good thing for him that ‘ol whatshisface never had a Reliant Robin!!

  24. NHSparky says:

    Someone decided to go flying this weekend, and forgot to fill up the gas tank. Guess it didn’t go as well for them, either:

  25. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:


    Returned from FOB PR and now back at FB NYC. TD’s and TS’s did not trouble our mission.

    This week PNW is on radar along with annual trip to water park!

    Oh: Is not, never was nor will he ever be a Genuine or Honorary CPO. PERIOD!

  26. Green Thumb says:

    The latest on All-Points Logistics and their Felonious CEO, Commander Phil Monkress.

    My buddy contacted some offices and personnel over the weekend inquiring as to Commander Monkress’ Native American, SEAL and LEO claims.

    Senior staff, when called, (to included Birdwoman, the Bottomfeeder and the “less than honorable” COL W.) claim they do not know him and have never heard of him. Yep. You heard that right. And they have never heard from my buddy before. He (Phildo) is the CEO and they have no idea who he is. Great integrity and honesty. Now you can see what the purpose of APL has become: An ATM for senior personnel and Phildo. Screw the product and employees, lets just get paid before we split in the middle of the night before the audit comes (and I believe it may be in the works.)

    Several rank and file employees (they are available in the weekend timeframe if you know where to look) refer you to Phony Phil (who’s AA just hangs up on you). However, many laugh and make remarks about the situation. Loosely translated, they know that Phil and his senior staff are collusive and operate with nefarious intent (and are phony, fraudulent shitbags).

    Additionally, they (lower tier folks) are not happy at some new personnel decisions. It would appear that there is another purge in the midst.

    Also, the Houston office is cool. They really do not like Phony Phil or Smith.

    Check out APL’s new website and give them a buzz. Be polite, be professional and above all, tell them what you think.

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