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davknight comments on May 28, 2019:
This is what is known as Old Timey Horse Sense, which seems to be sorely lacking nowadays!
What was your favorite Hostess cake?
davknight comments on May 28, 2019:
Suzy-Qs were good too!
Read me not: List of banned books in India | SFLC.in
davknight comments on May 28, 2019:
Banning books is as ignorant as burning books, libraries, vandalizing archaeological sites, destroying or removing historical markers and war memorials, and banning or regulating what kind of flags people can fly.
Memorial Day: Remember the Victims of American Bombs When You Remember the Soldiers Who Died for Our...
davknight comments on May 28, 2019:
The problem is, most Americans don't know, and/or don't care about the millions of Phillipinos, Koreans, Vietnamese, and others, that the American military has slaughtered. It is all carefully avoided in our schoolbooks.
Anybody else remember their Grandmothers dressing like this?
davknight comments on May 28, 2019:
They still do! They just wear different clothes, and play with their 'smart' phones!
Trump want $16 billion to bail out farmers he hurt with his trade war.
davknight comments on May 24, 2019:
Dollar Store is going to have to change its name to the Five and Ten Dollar Store.
If you think saying stupid, flirty, suggestive bullshit to women is "funny", it's NOT. Most of us ...
davknight comments on May 24, 2019:
I think its an adolescent boy thing. Some males seem to stay in an adolescent mindset long after they're supposed to have outgrown it. (Poorly developed frontal brain lobes). That's what all that junk food, and faux beer will do to you!
Fuel demand
davknight comments on May 24, 2019:
Have any pedestrians been hit by electric cars yet? Just curious. It seems to me that an electric car wouldn't make much noise. I don't know that I'd want one sneakin up on me, when I'm out walking.
Never played with these but the girls in my neighborhood did.
davknight comments on May 24, 2019:
I can remember my sister playing jax. 'Pick-up Stix' too. But I was into more 'thought provoking' things, like marbles, homemade bows n arrows, cap pistols, dirt-clod fights, n catchin polliwogs!
For the 2020 presidential election, who do you like and why? Parenthetically, I condemn in the ...
davknight comments on May 24, 2019:
Anyone but Trump!
To my mind, Fox News is a bigger threat to us all than even drumpy, as he would not be so slavishly ...
davknight comments on May 24, 2019:
Who but the hopelessly gullible buy something, because they saw it in a television commercial?
It Turns Out Christians Have More Abortions Than Any Other Religious Group In America - MTV
davknight comments on May 24, 2019:
That's because those darned Preachers just won't keep it in their britches!
We had one like this in the mid-70s.
davknight comments on May 24, 2019:
Where do the tail fins fit on?
Anyone know what I am up to?
davknight comments on May 23, 2019:
Now, cover up one eye with your hand. Out the other eye, imagine everything is distorted. Then, write down what you see.
NASA Invites Public to Submit Names to Fly Aboard Next Mars Rover | NASA
davknight comments on May 23, 2019:
I've got a 500 word essay aboard the Kepler! So I'm already in Space!
Dear People of the World, I don't mean to sound slutty, but PLEASE use me whenever you want....
davknight comments on May 23, 2019:
In 1702, a Virginian was visiting a London shop. The shopkeeper said to him "By your accent, I can tell you come from one of the colonies!". The Virginian nodded, and told the shopkeeper where he was from. I found this interesting because this was less than five generations after the founding of Jamestown. And already, a peculiarly colonial accent had emerged. It got me wondering how, supposing the Chinese are the first to establish a Martian colony, how long it would take for a peculiarly 'Martian'-sounding dialect of Mandarin Chinese to evolve?
We had one like this in the mid-70s.
davknight comments on May 23, 2019:
"Check out the NEW, Betty Crocker swingout regrigerator! All compartments swing out for ease of cleaning!". And also check out those GLASS milk bottles! I haven't seen those in awhile!
Trump is such an easy-going guy who never gets upset about criticism Donald J. Trump Rex ...
davknight comments on May 23, 2019:
As Tillerson says, "Trump is a certain unique kind of moron!".
Mine was $1.64 back in 1974.
davknight comments on May 22, 2019:
$1.65 per hour, 1973.
Wow!!! the prices back in 1962.πŸ€”
davknight comments on May 22, 2019:
And we called "Dollar Stores" "DIME Stores" back then!
Entertaining crackers..
davknight comments on May 21, 2019:
I like cheese whiz on mine!
Civics 101..
davknight comments on May 21, 2019:
I wanna see the results of his last IQ test!
Husband acts like a Caveman initiating sex. What would you tell her?
davknight comments on May 21, 2019:
Some women prefer brutes. And they got what they asked for. Are we non-brutes supposed to feel 'sorry' for her?
Who was Jesus ?
davknight comments on May 21, 2019:
Like Abraham, and Mohammed, Jesus was a strange dude, who spent too much time in the desert, smoking funny green hay, and chewing too much khat. The result of which, was that he imagined that "God" was talking to him, and telling him he should found a new religious cult.
Do you know who this is? Did you have her?
davknight comments on May 21, 2019:
Charlie Brown's little sister?
Republican fundraising mailer looks like a U.S. Census Survey
davknight comments on May 20, 2019:
Both parties use these "official" looking envelopes, in the hopes of mooching money off you. I just throw them in the trash!
What do you think? Can Trump be removed by impeachment or does he need to be defeated? Robert Reich ...
davknight comments on May 20, 2019:
The humble French fry may save us yet!
It was already a proud day for these new college graduates. Then a billionaire told them he's paying...
davknight comments on May 20, 2019:
He might get a few copycats, but I doubt very many!
Do you agree with the statement that humans are just another twig in the tree of life? This from a ...
davknight comments on May 20, 2019:
Hans Gruber: Who are you then? John McClane: Just a fly in the ointment, Hans. The monkey in the wrench. The pain in the ass.
Major Study Finds The US Is An Oligarchy
davknight comments on May 20, 2019:
They just figured this out? Its been a Plutocracy since day one! The "Senate", and the Electoral "College" are there to keep it that way! "Money don't talk. It swears!"--Bob Dylan
All Your Favorite HGTV Shows Are Totally Fake
davknight comments on May 20, 2019:
All "reality shows" are fake, fake, fake So is most everything else on television! Read more books!
Racism . . . "Israel must keep a Jewish majority, even at the expense of human rights" Israeli...
davknight comments on May 20, 2019:
The Israeli Right is as obsessed with keeping Israel Zionist, as the Nazis were in keeping Germany Aryan. Their motto is "Shalome and Napalm"!
It’s appropriate on so many levels that both Liberty and Justice are portrayed as women in our ...
davknight comments on May 20, 2019:
'Liberty' was the most common image on U.S. coins, from the 1790s, through the nineteenth-century. The French painter, Eugene Delacroix, used her as his inspiration for "Liberty Leading the People". Another Frenchman felt inspired to feature her in his famous "Statue of Liberty". It's only when we hit the twentieth-century, that the U.S. Mint began replacing her image with that of dead Presidents! Also, the 'Indian Cent' featured 'Liberty' (in an eagle-feather headdress).
How do you answer the banal message, "Hey, how are you?"
davknight comments on May 20, 2019:
I find that annoying too! I respond with "Just fine!" Sometimes, I merely nod my head. I could respond with "Why? Do I look sick?". But "Just fine!" usually does the trick,;and they cease trying to engage me in dingbat blabber-jabber.
I remember doing this, do you?
davknight comments on May 20, 2019:
I always hit the discount racks. There, one could find rare treasures, marked down to a dollar or two.
Why do people keep complaining even if things improve?
davknight comments on May 20, 2019:
Could it be that we live in a world of artificial scarcity, and that this makes many people feel compelled to gripe?
Love this❀✌
davknight comments on May 18, 2019:
Colonial American farmers grew hemp in great quantities, sold it in port towns, where it was used to make rope for ships. The sailing ships of that day and age, used miles, and miles of rope!
The White House has declared Melania to be “the most important and accomplished First Lady in ...
davknight comments on May 18, 2019:
I would say she's the most accomplished gold digger to ever live in the White House!
Which was your favorite as a kid? Mine was Cheerios😊😁
davknight comments on May 18, 2019:
I threw my first bowl of cereal at the wall! And I've been like that ever since. Every time I see a bowl of cereal, I wanna chuck it at the wall! You might say I've been a life-long cereal killer!
The American left are pussies. You think that all you have to do is vote. Well, hows that working ...
davknight comments on May 18, 2019:
Back in the 1980's, the (then) leader of the CPUSA was a guy named Gus Hall. He decided it was a waste of time, to run candidates on a Communist Party ticket, and that the thing to do was to infiltrate the Democratic Party.Which they have been busy at ever since. Meanwhile, the 'Righties' have decided on the same idea. Only they have been infiltrating the Republican Party. So now, we have a Party of the Pretty Stupid, infiltrated by 'Lefties', and a Party of the Extremely Stupid, infiltrated by 'Righties'. So, for the average American blue-collar jamoke, the choice boils down to the candidates of the Pretty Stupid, or the candidates of the Extremely Stupid. (Some choice, huh?). Now, we are engaged in a great civil war, between the Party of the Pretty Stupid Rich, vs. the Party of the Extremely Stupid Rich. Third parties don't stand a rat's chance here. You are right about American Lefties being wussies. They are mostly from bourgeois, or petit-bourgeois class background. So, they tend to be very much like their rich parents. Lenin might have called them "useful idiots". But I consider them "useless idiots"! Also bear in mind that what are called "leftists" here, are really just spoiled hipster-liberals. And, as Bill Heywood once pointed out: "A liberal is a man who leaves the room when the fight starts".The American working class has no party of its own. And very little in the way of class-consciousness. Even if they did, the 'Lefties' are bound and determined to take away their firearms. Which may be why so many of them are under the spell of the Party of the Extremely Stupid!
Evolution deniers are the worst
davknight comments on May 18, 2019:
Just ask them "How do you think you got a tail bone?".
What’s the one thing you can’t live without?
davknight comments on May 18, 2019:
Nothing to read!
I would like to see trump humpers take a civics test. I’m thinking they wouldn’t do very well ...
davknight comments on May 17, 2019:
Trump himself, would flunk a civics test!
[yahoo.com] Trump's tariffs are equivaleent to one of the largest tax increases in history. You ...
davknight comments on May 17, 2019:
Trump is unwittingly speeding up the arrival of the Inflation phase of the Capitalist cycle. The Inflationary phase precedes the arrival of Recession, followed by Depression. If the economy goes into Recession, Trump will probably blame Obama, or the Democrats.
[yahoo.com] Trump says he doesn't want war with Iran but can he control war hawk John Bolton?
davknight comments on May 17, 2019:
There is no leash long enough, to restrain John "Dr Strangelove" Bolton!
I'm curious to know if some of you can't help themselves saying " Thank God" or Oh my God", even ...
davknight comments on May 17, 2019:
As a note of historical interest, the expression "goddamit" dates from the Hundred Years' War (1337-1453), in which, French soldiers overheard English soldiers saying "godamned" so much, they nicknamed English troops "goddamns".
The best bubble gum ever. Remember those comics.. as kids we always looked forward reading em and ...
davknight comments on May 17, 2019:
When I was 5 or 6, we used to scour vacant lots for empty beer, and pop bottles. Then, we'd haul em up to a 'corner store' (in a little red wagon) to collect the deposit money. Next stop was the 'mom n pop' candy store, where we'd spend our newfound 'riches' on candy. Pretzels-3 for a penny. Licorice-2 for a penny, and my favorite-Bazooka Joe bubblegum, 1 penny each. (I loved to read the comic inside each one). Those were the days!
I'm curious to know if some of you can't help themselves saying " Thank God" or Oh my God", even ...
davknight comments on May 17, 2019:
There is also: Dad Gum! Gull Dang! Gull Darnst! Dangit! Dang Me! Gull Darn! Gosh Darn! et. al., et. al., et. al.!
Jeff Koons 'Rabbit' Sells For $91 Million, A New Record For A Living Artist : NPR
davknight comments on May 16, 2019:
Aint I seen that in Hobby Lobby?
Wow!!! Today is my one year anniversary being here with all you wonderful people.πŸ€—πŸ˜˜
davknight comments on May 16, 2019:
Congratulations! And we are happy you're here! Your posts always brighten up my day!
Why are agnostics and atheists so hostile to my non-theistic belief of theological noncognitivism? ...
davknight comments on May 16, 2019:
Uh oh! I'm feeling zickle! I better find a place to take a splop!
Why are public high school curricula permitted to enforce professing the Shahada? [thomasmore.org]...
davknight comments on May 16, 2019:
This is downright dingbat! Schools should not allow fruitcakes of any religion to proselytize!
An old beer ad🍻😁
davknight comments on May 16, 2019:
The beer that made Milwaukee famous, and gave millions of blue-collar workers enlarged livers (commonly known as "beer bellies"), and/or chirrhosis of the liver!
Trump is always giving "nicknames" to people he doesn't like. For instance, he calls Elizabeth ...
davknight comments on May 16, 2019:
The Bellowing Orange Hippopotamus Trumpty Dumbty Orange Stupid Baby Huey Orange Dumbo Donnie Two Tongues Donnie Double Tongues Orange Wingbat
Please welcome @Tooreen to the group. Let us know a bit of your Scottish connections.
davknight comments on May 16, 2019:
Failte!
Why do some people say "Warshington"?
davknight comments on May 15, 2019:
Too bad there aint no Geordies in here, from northern England. They could really confuse y'all!
Why do some people say "Warshington"?
davknight comments on May 15, 2019:
Ah say askeert insted of afeared! But I do call a crick a crick!
Why do some people say "Warshington"?
davknight comments on May 15, 2019:
Mah next door neighbor is a hangin out her warshin awn the close line!
How many of you had one of these.. I did. This was my start into wanting a motorcycle... the rest ...
davknight comments on May 15, 2019:
Yep! I had one of those. But the "cool" kids had ten-speeds!
I so miss these days, do you?πŸ€—
davknight comments on May 15, 2019:
Yup! I especially miss my marbles, which they say I lost long ago!
Why do some people say "Warshington"?
davknight comments on May 15, 2019:
I encountered 'Warshintonians" when I lived in Colorado. Near as I kin figger, it comes from the waves of Dust Bowl refugees, who migrated to Californy, and then up the Pacific coast, following the agricultural jobs (esp. fruit-picking), until they ended up in "Warshinton". And yep. Southern English is one of the four main dialects of American English. The others are, General American, New England (" Bahston"), and Northeastern (" I gotta walk my doag"). Believe it or not, there are eleven sub-dialects of Southern English.
I don't care. Keep it criminalized. The legal shit costs $400 an ounce. I pay $250 for better ...
davknight comments on May 15, 2019:
I can remember paying $12-$15 per ounce, and $100-$150 per pound!
You can pick one horror movie villain/monster to defend you against all other horror movie ...
davknight comments on May 14, 2019:
Leprechaun!
Just announced on CNN. The New York Times has gotten 10 years of 45's taxes. Like just now ...
davknight comments on May 14, 2019:
Oh, he's filthy rich alright! He just over-inflates his "losses", so he doesn't have to pay any taxes! Which just means he's one of the biggest tax cheats around!
✌ have a beautiful dayπŸ€—
davknight comments on May 14, 2019:
I think I'll roll around in the grass, and get some of these twigs outta my fur!
If given the choice, would you want to live forever?
davknight comments on May 14, 2019:
I'd love to live forever, if just to see all the changes that take place. Also, I'd be able to travel to planets in other solar systems, and galaxies!
It's my birthday!!!
davknight comments on May 14, 2019:
Happy Birthday! May you live a hundred years! And may you drink ten-thousand beers!
Oatmeal. Or cream of wheat you choose
davknight comments on May 14, 2019:
Oatmeal. In the Middle Ages, Scottish armies subsisted principally on oatmeal.
The American Dream Is Killing Us - Mark Manson - Pocket
davknight comments on May 14, 2019:
The "American Dream" is mostly a Cold War invention, designed to make people in Third World countries hanker for Capitalism. But if ever there was a real American Dream, it was the desire of early Americans to own their own land, and not have to work for anyone but themselves.
A little memory from Detroit 1964. . . . . . . “That’ll Be ...
davknight comments on May 14, 2019:
"cheap whiskey, and 10,000 camels"--Love it!
My great grandmother was a McDonald. I know there are many branches and as far as I’ve researched,...
davknight comments on May 14, 2019:
Welcome!
Well I never, have you?
davknight comments on May 14, 2019:
Zingers were pretty good. Although, I don't recall ever seeing the 'designer' Peanuts package edition.
Wow! The deepest ever dive into the ocean - and they found new life forms as well as sweet wrappers ...
davknight comments on May 13, 2019:
One day, a new species will emerge from the deep--a jellyfish-plastic bag hybrid, of gargantuan size!
There are more security than attendees. LOL Please... feel free to share and share.
davknight comments on May 13, 2019:
The Fuhrer has no pants!
Prescott Bush's 1933 fascist coup attempt in the US - Business Coup stopped by Smedley Butler - ...
davknight comments on May 13, 2019:
Henry Ford was one of the paricipants in the 1933 plot. They wanted Smedley Butler to form an army of ex-service members, to overthrow FDR. Plot fizzled, because Butler spilled the beans to Congress about it. Strangely, however, none of the principles were ever prosecuted.
I had a revelation in the middle of the night. I’m a beta. People hate betas. I’ve been rejected...
davknight comments on May 13, 2019:
No such thing as 'Alphas' or 'Betas', unless they belong to some college fraternity.
Boiling hot cofffee, none better. lol
davknight comments on May 13, 2019:
They were THE way to brew coffee, before the electric percolator came along. I imagine most of them have ended up in the landfills.
Some cars still have crank windows I hear.
davknight comments on May 11, 2019:
I've only just begun to notice most new cars don't have external door locks!
I just read a report that B52 bombers are landing in the Persian Gulf . Its on Canadian TV. Nothing ...
davknight comments on May 11, 2019:
Canadian television news is always a little more accurate than American. I used to watch the CBC all the time, when I lived in Detroit. I remember during the Granada invasion, US networks reported 20 Americans killed. CBC reported 50. And the latter proved to be closer to the truth.
Remember the Kent State Massacre (May 4, 1970) and also Jackson State. See song below...
davknight comments on May 11, 2019:
I was 14 at the time. When I heard the news, I ran out into my high school's courtyard, and started to haul the flag down, so I could burn it. Then, all four of the school's principles ran out to stop me. Then, about a hundred students came out, surrounded the principles, and began chanting "Bring it Down!". More students came out. The cops were called, and 4 bus-loads of riot porkers showed up. They drove us back in the building with tear gas and clubs. And we were herded into a gymnasium, where we were on 'lock-down' the rest of the day.
Out of the ones listed here, which is your favorite. I have go with Gilligans Island, watched that...
davknight comments on May 11, 2019:
The Andy Griffith Show. But I enjoy watching reruns of Mr Ed even more!
Has a certain song ever sounded faster than usual to you on the radio?
davknight comments on May 11, 2019:
If you speed up any song fast enough, you get Alvin and the Chipmunks!
More US school-age children die from guns than on-duty US police or global military fatalities, ...
davknight comments on May 11, 2019:
I attribute this to the 24/7 coverage that the news media gives to these psychotic outbursts. Once the saturation coverage begins, the copycats start up.
Just by observing you on a single trip to the grocery store, what could somebody tell about you?
davknight comments on May 11, 2019:
You can't sell me anything I didn't originally intend to buy!
Trump accused of taking another player's ball to cheat and win a championship at one of his golf ...
davknight comments on May 11, 2019:
Trump: "That's nothin! I conned millions of people into votin for me too!"
How do you feel about cemeteries? I'm sure some people get the creeps from being in a cemetery, but...
davknight comments on May 11, 2019:
In Mexico, when cemetaries get full, they dig up the old graves, crunch the remains with bulldozers, lay fresh dirt, and re-use them. When I was an anthropology student, we had about 30 sets of human skeletal remains,that came from a Mexican cemetery.
How do you feel about cemeteries? I'm sure some people get the creeps from being in a cemetery, but...
davknight comments on May 11, 2019:
I had a girlfriend in high school, who wanted to go into a nearby cemetery at night, and play crazy eights, on top of a grave, by flashlight. (Not kidding!). So, we did. Then, she wanted to make wooky-nooky on the grave. So, we did that too.Gosh, how I miss those days!
Learn from other people's mistakes, life isn't long enough to make them all yourself.
davknight comments on May 11, 2019:
Or, in the words of Moltke 'the Elder', "Only fools say they learn through experience. I prefer to profit from others' experience!"
I missed the old tin containers πŸ‘
davknight comments on May 11, 2019:
I was in an antique shop about 20 years ago, and was surprised to find a US Army bore-cleaner can for sale. These were shirt-pocket sized tin cans of rifle bore-cleaner. I used to buy them at military surplus stores for 18 cents apiece. The dealer had this one priced at $4.50!
The Evolutionary Mystery of Left-Handedness and What It Reveals About How the Brain Works - Brain ...
davknight comments on May 11, 2019:
Archaeologists record bone-toss patterns from prehistoric campsites. If the bones point to the right (///), they were tossed by right-handed people. If to the left (\\\\), there were left-handed people present. My guess is it is probably genetic.
How can you guys live in a country in which an absolute idiot has almost absolute power. Much of the...
davknight comments on May 11, 2019:
Been here since 1638. It grows on you!
I missed the old tin containers πŸ‘
davknight comments on May 11, 2019:
They turn up in antique shops, and flea markets.
You know this to be true.. most school are not even teaching it anymore.
davknight comments on May 10, 2019:
And then, one day, DOG the GREAT AND POWERFUL hurled his thunder stones from the heavens, and knocked out all your communications satellites, and your internet was no more! And thou were cast back into the darkness of ignorance!
Summer's right around the corner, get yours before they sell out.
davknight comments on May 10, 2019:
I didn't know they were extinct!
What's the one thing that would make you stay in a hot tub forever?
davknight comments on May 10, 2019:
Jennifer Anniston, and a box of Mr Bubble!
You know this to be true.. most school are not even teaching it anymore.
davknight comments on May 10, 2019:
Truely sad. No wonder three quarters of the population read and write at a twelve-year old's level!
War of words: why journalists need to understand grammar to write accurately about violence
davknight comments on May 10, 2019:
I actually think they should use more graphic terms, like "splattered" , or "vaporized"for killed. Or, "mangled, dismembered, and enviscerated" for injured. Maybe readers would view it all with greater disgust. "Killed" and "injured" are much too sanitized!
Look what I got today! Sexy, huh?
davknight comments on May 9, 2019:
You should keep that boot, and attach fake toes to it. Then, you should get another one for your other foot. Now, you can stomp around, out in the woods, and make Bigfoot prints, to scare the tourists with!
NOT CANNABIS, BUT ... Denver Voters Approve Measure To Decriminalize Psychedelic Mushrooms ...
davknight comments on May 9, 2019:
I can remember doing psilocyn, which is synthetic psilocybin, as a teen. That was powerful stuff! Everything from trees, to bunny rabbits increased to ten times their normal size!
All mammals poop in 12 seconds and pee in 21 seconds, but how? Why? An elephant’s rectum is 10 ...
davknight comments on May 9, 2019:
And did you know that dogs have to orient themselves along the Polar Axis before they can go doo-doo? Researchers studied 70,000 dogs going potty to figure that out. Next time you see a dog doing his stuff, note that one end, or the other will be facing magnetic north!