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20200714 04:04 SCFI Thanks TW, I dunno why it wouldn't post, far as I can tell, it's SFW and nothing spammy about it.

20200713 18:25 Frank G that comment looked fine as-is...
20200713 18:06 trailing wife Seeking cure, your comment is now posted. On the first try, so I’m not sure what happened.

Whiskey :Mike, I see no article with your nym on it either in the Burg or in the hopper for tomorrow. What were you trying to post? Or was it an original opinion of your own? Either is fine, I’d just like to get this straightened out.
20200713 10:42 SCFI I typed the following in respond to another comment at

I tried several times but it would not take, so I'm posting it here (within the square brackets) in the hope one of the mods will post it for me.

[Re #4 "To lose a hull is total BS."

No it's possible for an otherwise intact hull to be a total loss. Keep in mind it's a warship and as such the hull has to use special grades of steel in order to withstand torpedos and missiles. A massive fire will weaken the steel to the point where (almost) a BB gun and shoot a pellet thru the hull, in which case, it's unsuitable to be a warship and thus be declared a total loss.

So not BS after all.]

20200713 09:39 Whiskey Mike Sorry mods. I submitted a brief article in Opinion and it vanished. I probably screwed it up. Hangs head.
20200712 20:48 Frank G good. got it
20200712 20:24 Deacon Blues Some of the black residents were watching. One lady and one gentleman told me they didn't understand why the protesters came to Rogersville and wanted them to leave. They made their position known to the protesters.
20200712 20:21 Deacon Blues The protesters were behaving themselves. Those neo-nazis were trying to start trouble. The citizens here in Rogersville won't put up with that. Antifa and neo-nazis are not welcome and will be confronted . So will the KKK.
20200712 19:29 Frank G So only Counter-Protesters were arrested?
20200712 18:29 Deacon Blues Here is a link to a local newspaper report of the protest yesterday.
20200712 17:43 trailing wife I’m an innocent bystander in all the under-the-hood technical stuff, Seeking cure. My only rôle is to forward information from observers to fixers, much as I do at home between the craftsmen and technicians who do/fix stuff and Mr. Wife in engineering mode. ;-)
20200712 12:02 SCFI (Throw stuffed frog at Deacon Blues) That was a bad pun DB...

I like the new color changes and see the comment box is fixed. It's a pleasure to read! Now what appears to be left is to fix the "new comment" preview windows as it's still "boxed".

Thanks TW and Fred (and Frank as well) for staying on top of this

20200712 09:38 Skidmark Thank you Fred.
20200712 09:15 Whiskey Mike I can see again!
20200712 08:47 Deacon Blues What do you call a group of chess players in a hotel lobby? Chess nuts boasting in an open foyer.
20200712 08:41 Deacon Blues There were 4 young men who dressed like ANTIFA and claimed to be. They started getting beligerant and were immediately arrested. That's about it.
20200711 22:33 Deacon Blues The overwhelming number of the protesters were college age white females. I will say the protesters were very respectful and did not use bad language. I did get to talk to one black man and told him most whites will not pay attention to BLM until the black community addresses the huge problem of black on black crime. I asked when the protests were going to start in relation to that 7 year old black girl getting murdered by those BLM people. He had no answer. All in all it was a peaceful but useless protest.
20200711 21:16 Thing From Snowy Mountain Glenmore, I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your friend.
20200711 19:57 Dave D. So it was a fizzle? That' a relief.

20200711 19:28 Deacon Blues Very small protest crowd. maybe 50
20200711 19:25 Deacon Blues I've seen only one "protester carrying a firearm. He is black.
20200711 19:19 Deacon Blues Jan, I'm here in Rogersville. A full 90% of the protesters are white. One sign reads End the War on People of Color. Another being held by an older white woman reads I Use my White Privilege to say Black Lives matter. Most are college kids. I will have to complement them for picking up their trash. Heavy police presence.
20200711 14:10 Jan Too bad not enough time to have a Rantapaloosa organized in Rogersville at the same time as the march
20200710 23:52 trailing wife Screenshots send to your email address TW.

Seen and responded, Seeking cure. Thank you.
20200710 19:54 Dave D. On my MacBook Air, the Burg looks normal under Google Chrome; Safari, however, is a mess of bright, ugly blue.
20200710 18:34 SCFI Screenshots send to your email address TW.

20200710 18:28 SCFI TW, I send them to Fred's email address as you suggested. I will send the screenshots to your email address.

20200710 18:24 Skidmark Everybody is talking about font size and color. I also get double-line boxed comments and every link has a underline. Lots of visual noise.
20200710 17:22 trailing wife Safari on my iPad, Seeking cure. Where did you send the screenshots? My email is jssawicki At Gmail.
20200710 16:35 Frank G Yes. Fred's looking into it.
20200710 16:12 SCFI TW, what browser are you using? If you install Firefox and open the Rant with it, I'm sure you;ll see the 'changes'.

Did you ever get the screen shots I sent?

20200710 14:19 Frank G TFSM - another Covid death, to be sure
20200710 14:19 Frank G I spoke too soon about Pale Moon - it's all blue fonts now too
20200710 14:03 Thing From Snowy Mountain One of the things that pisses me off about this is that a black friend and former co-worker was shot to death in the month before the current shitstorm entered its Black Lives Matter phase but since he wasn't (as far as anyone knows) shot by the police it doesn't matter to anyone.

20200710 12:18 Alaska Paul Better get your militia out there Deacon. An armed society is a polite society, ya know.
20200710 09:27 Dave D. "There will be a BLM "march" Saturday in my little town of Rogersville population about 4,000. They will be bused in from somewhere else. They are supposed to stay on the sidewalk and not block the street. We shall see."

Guard yer statues, Deacon!
20200709 16:15 Deacon Blues P.S. I plan on going and filming it.
20200709 16:14 Deacon Blues There will be a BLM "march" Saturday in my little town of Rogersville population about 4,000. They will be bused in from somewhere else. They are supposed to stay on the sidewalk and not block the street. We shall see.
20200709 14:05 Alaska Paul I can empathize with your loss, Glen. All my friends who I grew up with with the exception of one have all passed on. They were good people and made a difference in the world. Such is the world.
20200709 11:04 Deacon Blues Know how you feel Glen. It ain't easy
20200709 11:03 Deacon Blues That was a good one Frank. I laughed out loud.
20200709 09:10 Frank G Same here Glen
20200709 00:34 Skidmark Sorry for your loss, G.
20200708 21:25 Glenmore Lost a good friend this morning; one of the very few from my youthful times in the northeast to have retained his sense of (non-PC) humor and the courage to exhibit it. He will be missed.
20200708 21:07 Skidmark Pickup, mighta been a F150, backed into my gate turn-around last night @0230. Parked to watch the moonrise, 'I suppose'.

They got all excited when I hit them with the deer pig spotlight. Spent the morning raking gravel back into the ruts they left.
20200708 21:01 Skidmark Hmmm...maybe it's just lowering the gates.
20200708 21:00 Skidmark Ah'm gonna have to switch from Macallan. It's makin me hot and nasty.
20200708 18:18 Frank G your comments frequently do, Deacon :-)

Of course, sometimes TW wonders about me, legitimately
20200708 18:13 Deacon Blues When I made a comment it was really weird looking, too
20200708 18:01 Deacon Blues Steve S, he did.
20200708 18:00 Deacon Blues I was just browsing the 'Burg and everything suddenly turned blue. Rgight in the middle of reading.
20200708 17:43 SteveS In his Mount Rushmore speech, did President Trump really do a shoutout to the Ford F-150, or was it only a dream?
20200708 16:38 Frank G But on Pale Moon (another no-frills Mozilla-based browser) it looks fine. Weird
20200708 14:08 Whiskey Mike So, for me: Firefox Brave and Edge are all the same.
20200708 14:07 Whiskey Mike MS Edge as well.
20200708 14:06 Whiskey Mike All blue on Brave as well.
20200708 14:05 Whiskey Mike So it's a blue Wednesday for others as well. I'll check Brave.
20200708 12:41 Skidmark Same problem with TOR, Chrome, Brave, Firefox. Ah'm on unsupported Windows 7 Pro.
20200708 12:17 SCFI I'm on Firefox also. I notice this changes happened right after the latest update to Firefox so perhaps the problem is not with Rant, but with Firefox changing something.

20200708 07:19 Deacon Blues The 'burg is OK here
20200708 06:32 Frank G Weird on Firefox as well
20200708 00:44 Skidmark we should be seeing the same thing.

Yes, indeedy.
This means the browsers are interpreting different. Ah'm using BRAVE.
20200708 00:19 SCFI Done, screenshots send

20200707 21:16 49 Pan Someone from Indy sent me a beer kuzzy that says emotional support beer. Whoever sent it, thank you//
20200707 20:46 trailing wife I still don’t see anything wrong, which is definitely odd — we should be seeing the same thing.

Seeking cure, send your screenshots to Fred. In the yellow box in the right margin on Page 1 there is an Email Me link — clicking in that will pull up a blank email form addressed to him.
20200707 18:51 SCFI I would take screen shots to show how it looks now, but no clue where to send them.

20200707 18:25 SCFI Nope, still a mess. no change so far.

20200707 12:18 trailing wife Fell asleep before finishing my inspection earlier. Is it fixed now, gentlemen?
20200707 08:31 Skidmark Looks like a javascript style sheet update, gone awry.
20200707 08:18 Frank G O Club is same...
20200707 07:26 Skidmark Oclub is standard.
20200707 07:25 Skidmark Pretty colors though.
20200707 03:38 SCFI I checked again and even made some comments, someone is definitely messing around under the hood and left a lot of parts out.

20200707 03:21 SCFI TW, it's still blue, all the fonts are blue and the borders that normally box the posts are incomplete with missing lines here and there, mostly missing from the bottom and right side.

20200707 02:05 trailing wife Seeking cure, has the Burg returned to its normal colour, or do we need to check if Fred is playing under the hood again?

Frank, here is Instapundi’s take is even worse, half an hour later:

SO ON THE ONE HAND, YOU DON’T NEED TO BE HERE ON A STUDENT VISA IF YOU CAN ATTEND ONLINE FROM HOME: ICE Says Foreign Students Can’t Attend Online-Only College This Fall, Despite Pandemic. On the other, this is a big financial blow to the many universities that depend on a lot of full-freight-paying foreign students to make their nut. Then on the gripping hand, there’s this email from a friend: “Trump has just kicked out all Chinese University students by hiding it in a sea of ejected international students. . . . Universities can either help Trump get re-elected by returning to in-person classes or going bankrupt and cutting off money from the Democratic Party.”

Trump’s usual strategy is to bluster against his enemies on Twitter, than do something subtle that leaves them facing economic wreckage.
109 Posted at 9:18 pm by Glenn Reynolds

20200707 01:40 SCFI Wow! Everything turned blue in the Rant.

20200706 20:44 Frank G No need for your presence if they're online. Can you smell the death of Marxist Academia - ironically, or not, by finances?
20200706 20:43 Frank G FB: Clarice Feldman:
Clarice Feldman
7 mins ·

robin:"NEW: ICE just put down a notice to students in the US on student visas that they must leave the United States if their classes are going to be only online this fall. If they want to stay, ICE says they must transfer to a school with in person instruction."

This is all over my FB feed, with the locals FREAKING OUT about students returning, but also FREAKING OUT about international students being told to leave (they never left as they weren't sure they would get back in.

It looks like checkmate to me by the Administration. Want to hold online classes only? Fine, your students don't need their visas so send them home. Hahahaha - I love it.

I think Trump is giving states until the end of the month to decide what to do about k-12 in person classes and then he'll drop the federal $$ bombshell. So many parents, many of them active voters, want/need their kids in school. This is stepping up to become a huge election issue and I don't think the teachers' unions have figured that out yet. They think they have the cards stacked in their favor and the goodwill of parents. Think again.
20200706 00:28 JohnQC T.W. I wondered if search engines such Giggle were not promoting the Burg in searches.
20200706 00:14 JohnQC Yup, it's me T.W. Thanks for info.
20200705 14:04 trailing wife JohnQC, go ahead and type your nym in the Posted by box, then we’ll know it’s you. ;-)

This is what a DuckDuckGo search of “rantburg” yielded — with URLs removed to make Fred’s spam guard happy:

Rantburg - Home | Facebook
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Rantburg. 70 likes. Rantburg is a War on Terror news archive. We've been there every day since 9-11-01, following the bad guys and telling jokes

Urban Dictionary: Rantburg
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Anti-idiotarian news blog. A site that checks its facts.

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InstaPundit is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and ...

IMAO: Independence Day, 2020
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On the 244th birthday of our country, this is a good time to re-read this document: IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another,…

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rantburg Tuesday, July 19, 2005. Palestinian groups end Gaza infighting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah party and the Hamas have ordered their gunmen off the streets in Gaza to end inflighting that left 13 people wounded. At a press conference late on Tuesday evening, Nizar Rayyan, a Hamas spokesman and Sufyan Abu Zaidai ...

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Randburg is an area located in the Gauteng province of South Africa.Formerly a separate municipality, its administration devolved to the newly created City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, along with neighbouring Sandton and Roodepoort, in the late 1990s.During the transitional period of 1996-2000, Randburg was part of the Northern Metropolitan Local Council (MLC).
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20200705 12:48 Deacon Blues Thanks Grunter.
20200705 10:52 Visitor Visitor = JohnQC
20200705 10:51 Visitor Anybody having any trouble finding Rantburg on search engines such as Duckduckgo or Bing today?
20200704 14:40 Frank G TY Grunter
20200704 05:05 Grunter Happy July 4 to all the burg.
I don’t have any idea what the future will bring, but
It’s America. It will be magnificent.
20200703 16:31 3dc Weed can mold or rot
20200702 19:51 Frank G Neither does Whiskey
20200702 10:54 Deacon Blues Ya'll know how when you buy a bag of salad and a week later it's all brown and icky? Cookies don't do that.
20200701 19:37 Skidmark Not an ounce of humor in that one.
20200701 19:03 Deacon Blues Actual headline. Award-winning Weed joins Ledger
20200701 19:01 Deacon Blues My niece's last name is Weed and she has a degree in journalism. She has won several awards in the state in which she lives and was just hired by a newspaper for their editorial board. The headline in the paper was "Award-winning Weed Hired for Editorial Staff". She said she is neveer changing her last name.
20200630 23:51 Clem 1 July: Happy Canada Day to our Canadian friends and associates!
20200630 09:53 Skidmark Black Spots Matter
20200629 16:13 trailing wife The opening is promising, Dron dear. I suspect you have a good deal of experience writing in that mode — it flows smoothly from your keyboard. :-)

49 Pan: The thing of mine that you posted for your people in the break room — is comment #2 here it? I am going through an old laptop and found this saved Rantburg link.

Dave D: Also on that old laptop, I found a copy of your Options post. The google cache address of the 2006 Comcast post that worked for me in 2011, according to my notes, now yields a 404 error. :-( But If I can figure out how to print the thing, Mr. Wife can scan it for me, suitable for emailing if you would like it.
20200629 11:45 Dron Hiya, all.

I hope you're all safe and happy (as much as can be right now). But here's something to help with that. Another short. Sci-Fi ? Horror ? You decide. It's not done yet, but... here it is.
20200627 21:56 Frank G FARS News says so
20200627 16:29 Frank G Nope - it was clearly a LNG facility or Babby Milk Factory™"
20200625 19:18 Dave D. Whatever the mullahs have been hiding from the IAEA just went "BOOM"?
20200625 18:47 Frank G Explosion in Tehran
20200625 15:31 3dc There is a XXX story on literotica dot com from years ago that has a virus as nasty as CPP-Virus - "Carson Evolved".
20200624 21:57 Frank G NASCAR hysteria starts at the top. Overreaction = "We responded"
20200624 12:41 Alaska Paul So was this noosegate bruhaha an indignant ignorant reaction on the part of Bubba or taking advantage of a situation for BLM? Even the paint job on Bubba’s car costs thousands to do. I smell a setup.
20200623 20:19 Frank G It always was. Adjacent garages had the same loop handpull. All it took was to take your virtue-signalling head outta yer ass and look around. Shame on NASCAR and Bubba
20200623 18:09 Deacon Blues NASCAR just announced that the "noose" is a rope that is used to close the garage door. It apparently came off several months ago and has been there the whole time. It was just coincidence that garage was assigned to Bubba Wallace.
20200623 17:56 Deacon Blues What do you call a national story about a noose that weirdly includes no photo of the noose?

Fake noose.
20200623 17:54 Deacon Blues The "noose" found in the garage of NASCAR'a only black driver turns out to be the rope used to close the garage door. Every garage has one.
20200622 15:06 3dc Sounds tasty Deacon...
I did racks of ribs...
20200622 12:55 Skidmark Didn't think that was suitable for the GP non-contributors, but might be of local interest,
20200622 12:51 Skidmark The Tennessean newspaper launches investigation after printing 'horrific' full-page ad that claims there will be a 'nuclear attack by Islam detonated in Nashville on July 18th'
20200622 12:46 Skidmark "Race is a social construct to enforce the thought of white supremacy"

Empty little heads, echo.
20200622 11:01 Deacon Blues My Granddaughter and I have been having a discussion. Here is what she said to me, "Race is a social construct to enforce the thought of white supremacy". She couldn't give me a coherent explanation of what that actually means.
20200622 10:55 Deacon Blues P.S. I smoked some beef brisket, chicken, and beef ribs. Have corn on the cob, grilled okra, potato salad, and baked beans left over. Help yourself.
20200622 10:53 Deacon Blues Thanks, tw. I spent Father's Day mowing and trying out my new smoker. Father's Day is great!
20200621 22:48 trailing wife I made banana chocolate chip muffins this evening in honour of Father’s Day. so please help yourselves to a bit of healthy goodness. Tomorrow it will be zucchini bread muffins with chocolate chips and possibly almond or rum raisins. This is how Mr. Wife knows he is loved, and so should all who come here. :-)
20200616 15:53 Frank G Request comment to roll this over to tomorrow
20200616 00:44 trailing wife They’re like jihadi groups, splitting, renaming, rejoining and renaming again as the mood takes or the need arises — all very Toad The Wet Sprocket of Monty Python fame. We could make a new category for Commie-Anarchists, but at this point Fifth Column will do. Also, there is some level of connection with the actual jihadis, like the NYC lawyer who trained with Hamas on a George Soros Open Society scholarship.
20200615 15:01 Glenmore Antifa, Occupy, IWW - all the same.
20200615 15:00 Glenmore Maybe even deserving of their own ID.
20200615 14:59 Glenmore I'm in agreement with the boss, Antifa is not crime but something deeper - 5th column, subversion, enemy action...