On Aug 7, 2020:

majorspark replied to "2020 Presidential Election thread" at 11:30 am

Back to Biden.  This is not the first time he has expressed a monolith opinion of Black people.  A few months ago he told Charlamange tha god basically if black people have not yet decided to vote for him then they are not black.

Back during the 2008 presidential campaign he referred to Obama as "the first mainstream African American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice looking guy"  I don't know if that would qualify as one ok for one of his granddaughters to bring home or not.

On Aug 4, 2020:

majorspark replied to "Impressed by the Trump administration part II" at 05:28 pm
posted by gut

LMAO - Biden finally does an interview on Fox.  But not Joe, it was Jill.

Will she be debating for him as well?

majorspark replied to "Beirut explosion" at 02:05 pm

That would be a stock pile of Hezbollah rockets.

On Aug 3, 2020:

majorspark replied to "What’s for dinner?" at 03:39 pm
posted by ptown_trojans_1

Dammit man, I miss my annual Crab Feast I head to every August on the Eastern Shore in Maryland. 

It got canceled this year and now I really miss some crabs, Old Bay and beer. 

Growing up one of my uncles lived in Maryland so I got hooked on steamed blue crab as a young kid.

I started doing a boil every summer here in Ohio.  I have the crabs shipped in pre-steamed with heavy old bay right to my front door.  I go with two day ground.  Live would require next day air.  May try that one year.  You are close enough for ground delivery live.

This is where I get them. 

On Jul 30, 2020:

majorspark replied to "2020 Presidential Election thread" at 01:24 pm
posted by Automatik

What is the difference between "universal mail-in voting" and absentee?


On Jul 27, 2020:

majorspark replied to "Political memes thread" at 04:31 pm

I guess the honor guard does not even flinch when one of them succumbs to the heat.

The member of the honor guard fainted in the 96 degree heat as he waited for Lewis's convoy to arrive

On Jul 25, 2020:

majorspark replied to "Covid-19 discussion, continued..." at 12:27 am
posted by ptown_trojans_1

I was more saying throughout all of this MD and Ohio have had around the same numbers.

Per capita its not even close.  Likely it has more to do with the geographical location of the two states and the proximity of the outbreak early on and the movement of people.

Everyone wants to carve out some kind of political edge.  Its going to run its course.  

On Jul 24, 2020:

majorspark replied to "Covid-19 discussion, continued..." at 10:29 pm
posted by gut
But OH has more than double the population of Maryland.  So according to the data you posted, Ohio is actually doing a little better.

Exactly my point.

majorspark replied to "Covid-19 discussion, continued..." at 03:30 pm
posted by ptown_trojans_1

Ohio and Maryland were on similar tracks for months and then Maryland issued mandatory masks and our cases went down....Ohio did not and your cases are way up in comparison

Just took a quick glance at the CDC website and Maryland looked to be a little higher than Ohio the last 7 days.
majorspark repped a post in "Political memes thread" at 03:20 pm

On Jul 23, 2020:

majorspark replied to "Protests, Riots, Police trashiness cont." at 12:03 am

My youngest son lives in Chicago (north side) walks to work at times predawn.  Does not shit his pants while doing so.  That said I do not think we should leave those living in "concentrated" violent areas to the wolves.

On Jul 21, 2020:

majorspark replied to "Protests, Riots, Police trashiness cont." at 02:29 pm

This is how a peaceful protest gets turned violent.

On Jul 17, 2020:

majorspark replied to "Oldest Item in your home" at 12:18 am

I have a whole intact paper.  I think that one has a piece on women's suffrage.  Its quite interesting almost seems foreign.  I'll post it if I find it.  Also the classifieds seeking work are sex based.  There is also a blurb on the front page warning of local bathing suit regulations. 

On Jul 16, 2020:

majorspark replied to "Oldest Item in your home" at 11:58 pm

I'm going to frame these for an antique car collector customer of mine.

majorspark replied to "Oldest Item in your home" at 11:39 pm

My wife and I decided to preserve the old cook stove chimney in our kitchen.  My wife made this out of some of the old newspaper clippings.

majorspark replied to "Oldest Item in your home" at 11:28 pm

Our dining room set is from the 1920's.  I have a German Bayonet that my wife's great uncle brought home from Europe after WWII.

My wife and I when our kids got older sold our home in the country and bought a house in town built in 1890.  We have since modernized and remodeled most of it.  Out back the original carriage house still stands.  Pretty cool with the hand scraped beams and columns and wooden pegs joining them.

In the old hay loft we found some old newspapers from the Cleveland press dated 1917.  Quite fascinating.  

majorspark repped a post in "Covid-19 discussion, continued..." at 10:32 pm
posted by friendfromlowry

It’s monkey see monkey do with his voters.

It's hardly just Trump supporters not wearing masks.

Miami Beach - which is the global epicenter right now -  is apparently partying every night with complete disregard for social distancing and masks.  I doubt very many of them vote for Trump.

LA is almost as bad.  Good luck finding a Trump voter in that crowd.

majorspark replied to "Post a pic of your dogs" at 10:25 pm

She has been my avatar nearly the whole time since I joined this site.  Someone from my wife's work brought in a litter of pups.  My wife by surprise brought her home when all my kids were in early elementary school "to see if we wanted to keep her".  You know how that goes. My kids are now all gone and she is still here. 

She is very old you can see she is getting a lot of gray around her mouth and neck.  I don't think she wanted her picture taken cause she would not raise her ears for the pic.

She often watches for me at the back door in the mudroom where I often enter the house.

On Jul 13, 2020:

majorspark replied to "What’s for dinner?" at 02:39 pm

Chicken quarters on the open fire, corn on the cob, fresh coleslaw, baked beans.

On Jul 9, 2020:

majorspark replied to "2020 Presidential Election thread" at 08:50 am

Thomas Friedman has a piece urging Biden to only debate Trump if he coughs up his tax returns and agrees to a "fact checking" panel that will report lies at the conclusion of the debate. 



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