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Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Caturday compliments, Wheelizens!

And up yours, Photobucket. (It’ll be interesting to see how their cunning plan shakes out.)

Rhetorical question of the day: Why would anyplace want to host the G20 or WTO these days?

BBL.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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A TX-based company is opening a facility here in Gwinnett Cty. This is noteworthy solely because the business is named AZZ, Inc. 😉

http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/local/azz-inc-expanding-operations-with-new-facility-in-suwanee/article_368ec0bf-9c82-5718-b4b8-53c86e0c39e8.html

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
3 years ago

So AZZ is getting bigger?
“Does this facility make my AZZ look bigger?”

Sven
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Sven
3 years ago
Reply to  Machinist

You guys…

Sven
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Sven
3 years ago

Good morning and happy Saturday, GN!

Sven
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Sven
3 years ago

Another very hot day out here again -- supposed to be the peak of this heat wave and I really hope that’s true.

Last Monday, to show their appreciation for all our hard work, senior management at teh bestest place ever, cooked and served burgers for the troops. A friend of mine was designated as the official photographer. At the last planning meeting before the grand event, he was verifying the schedule and just to confirm things he said “OK, so I’ll shoot the executives at 11:00.” Silence. He looks around the room at the VPs and Directors. “No? What time then?” Finally someone peeps up: “You mean you’ll photograph the executives at 11:00, right?”

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
3 years ago
Reply to  Sven

I snorted.

It also tells you that everyone in the room knows just how bad things are.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
3 years ago

Happy Caturday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, Mac, and Sven!

Isn’t it interesting (not!) how the media spins stories? One headline I saw about the G20 summit read “AT G-20, THE WORLD ALIGNS AGAINST TRUMP”. Funny, I don’t recall similar headlines after similar protests when Obama was President.

Sven
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Sven
3 years ago

Thanks -- that reminds me to get my wheels aligned.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Hai -- in order of appearance, I think -- Mac, Sven and Paddy!!1!

Also “heh!” to the lot of you; I laughed my AZZ off.

Had to run to Lowe’s to purchase a replacement ballast for our kitchen light fixture. (Since that was just a leetle cheaper than spending the money today for a non-fluorescent fixture, much as we hate the existing one.)

The new ballast is a lot smaller and lighter…and I appreciated the convenience of pre-stripped wires. Also that the hardest part of the whole project was getting the tubes back in.

Maaaaaan…the Hamburg Polizei left their water cannon on “mist” for way too long…with the predictable results. (For a people who started not one but two world wars in less than thirty years, they’ve really overcompensated.)

Also interesting that nearly all the protest signs were in English; hmmmm…wonder why that was the case? 👿

Sven
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Sven
3 years ago

I thought the same thing, Fatwa. Something like 180 police injured and and 120 arrests? Not a very good ratio there.

Sven
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Sven
3 years ago

We worry so much about ISIS, but Mexico? Not so much. Headlines from the past couple of weeks from our Southern neighbor:

Acapulco Prison riot, confirmed 28 dead, some decapitations
Chihuahua 30 dead in battle between La Linea and Sinaloa
Another relative of a ESPN commentator executed-second in 2 weeks
Tijuana: CDS sends threats to CJNG, CJNG responds with Human Head
Leader of Los Zetas in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz arrested after massacre of family
Mazatlan Sinaloa: 19 Killed in Military Clash
More Than 1000 Clandestine Graves Found in Mexico,
Ensenada Baja California: 4 bodies thrown on the highway
15 Kidnapped from Culiacán Restaurant
MAY 2017 : The Most Violent Month in 20 Years

But why worry about our open borders?

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
3 years ago
Reply to  Sven

My church stopped sending youth work teams down to Baja after hurricane Katrina because of the increased danger. I have no desire to go anywhere in Mexico, until they take care of this long-festering problem.

Sven
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Sven
3 years ago

10:30 and it’s 101 degrees -- hope a little cooler by you, Paddy.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
3 years ago
Reply to  Sven

It is. It’s 95 outside and 81 inside. It would be cooler inside, but we have the doors open with all the workers running in and out. Yesterday it got up to 86 in the house.

Sven
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Sven
3 years ago

Glad it’s cooler, Paddy, and that the remodel is progressing. Right now, 111 degrees here. Really unusual for June. Darn glad we got central air last year or we’d done.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
3 years ago
Reply to  Sven

111? Do. not. want.
Glad you got AC.
It’s up to 97, I doubt we’ll hit triple digits today.

Sven
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Sven
3 years ago

Feeling a little down today, so to cheer myself up, I’ve watched a few of these. They never get old:

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Reply to  Machinist

Wish they’d shown some of the shocked, crying Hillary supporters across the nation (which was the bestest part of election night AFAIC).

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Too bad we didn’t send some Roof Koreans to Hamburg. 👿

In all the years I lived in SoCal, I spent a total of about 2.5 hours in Mexico. (Mostly due to their culture’s attitude about Oojays.)

The violence there is largely a result of our dumbass War on Drugs.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
3 years ago

*schnort*

Sven
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Sven
3 years ago

Rex Tillerson drew some heat for saying that America is partially responsible for the violence in Mexico, but he’s correct. Supply and demand and the demand is coming from our side of the border. Although celebrities and politicians of a certain ilk never tire of telling us that we are killing the planet, or that as an NRA member I have blood on my hands after every shooting, they somehow overlook that the bodies in the streets down south are directly linked to that line of coke they just shoved up their noses.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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*schnort*

Beat me to it, sir.

Good on Tillerson for at least broaching that particular subject, as it’s a real hot button for many self-identified conservatives. Alas, it probably won’t lead to any serious discussion of changing that policy.