Burgers, Sumo style – Part 1


There has been a bit of chatter lately about burgers, which got me thinking that some of the fine folks around here (and the not-so-fine ones, too) might like to know how The Mighty Sumo makes the kickass burgers that the ladies love so much.

The boys like the burgers too, but I don’t want to get any of them in the sack.

I’ve briefly described this process before, but the second lockdown has left me with a lot of time on my hands, so I figured “what the hell”.

I’m going to be making a few assumptions here – that you either own, or have access to, some specialized equipment, namely a meat grinder, a digital scale, a perforated pan (or a colander) and a container large enough to hold 4 liters of liquid, plus a big ol’ chunk of beef. Oh, and that you have a familiarity with the metric system. If you don’t, here is a basic introduction: 1000 milliliters (ml) in 1 liter (L), 1000 grams (g) in 1 kilogram (kg). Also, fun fact – 1 L of water weighs exactly 1 kg.

So, the first thing you’re going to want to do is pick out a nice chunk of beef. I’d recommend chuck or sirloin, but whatever you can find will work. Some friends of mine, who are, not surprisingly, chefs and restaurant owners, sell burgers made exclusively from brisket. Those things are the best damn burgers in this town. Bar none. The SumoBurger definitely takes second place to those bad boys.

Anyhow, once you have your beef picked out, take that large container and add 2 L of water and 2 L of white vinegar. This is called a diluted acetic acid bath, and you’re going to submerge the beef in this for 30 seconds. Take it out and let it dry on a rack for 5 minutes. After that is done, submerge the beef again for another 30 seconds, then let it drip dry for another 5 minutes. So, to recap, that’s 2 dunks in the acid bath and a total of 10 minutes drying time.

When that’s done, take the beef and trim off any connective tissue and silverskin present on the beef. You can trim off some of the fat, but not too much, as you’re going to want roughly 20 percent fat content in the finished ground beef. So if you have 2 kg of meat, you’ll want about 200 400 g of fat. Easy as that. Once the beef is trimmed, slice it into strips; doesn’t much matter how thick the strips are, as long as they’ll fit into the feeding tube of your meat grinder. Sprinkle a good dose of salt over all of the beef strips, and I do mean a good dose. We’re giving the beef a basic salt cure. Curing meat helps to inhibit bacteria growth, so if any bacteria survived the acid wash, the salt will finish it off. Place the strips in the perforated pan, cover it with plastic wrap, and throw it in the fridge over night. Be advised that the salt is going to draw moisture out of the meat, so place another receptacle underneath so your fridge doesn’t get swamped by myoglobin.

Next, you’re going to throw all the parts of your meat grinder into the freezer until you’re ready to start grinding. This step is crucial, because you want the meat to come out of grinder as strands, not as mush. Fat melts easily, from minimal heat. Moving metal parts generate heat, so if the fat starts to melt during the grinding process, you gonna get mush. Mush is bad, mmkay?

Take a deep breath, we’re almost done. Set up your grinder with the coarse plate, and feed the strips through quickly, before they warm up too much. Once all of the meat is ground, feed it through the grinder a second time, to ensure that you get the fat mixed through as evenly as possible.

So, that’s that. The beef is ground, and now you can cook yourself a burger. At the restaurant, I weigh out 200 g balls of beef, and smash them when I start to cook them, but you do you. If you want the fast food experience, 114 g is 1/4 of a pound. Quarter pounder, y’all.

Now, I know what you’re thinking – this ain’t a burger, it’s just ground beef. And yes, you’re right. A burger needs a bun and fixin’s, and at the restaurant I make all that stuff from scratch, too, but buns and fixin’s are a post for another day.

And this is why I charge $20 for a burger. You’re welcome. 😉

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137 comments on “Burgers, Sumo style – Part 1
  1. horsemanbombadil says:

    So after the burger you’re gonna wanna burn it off.

    Check the guy in yellow on the treadmill

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  2. “as you’re going to want roughly 20 percent fat content in the finished ground beef. So if you have 2 kg of meat, you’ll want about 200 g of fat.”

    200g is 20% of 1000g, and 10% of 2000g

    Maybe somebody isn’t as Asian as we’ve been led to believe…

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  3. Ame says:

    well, i can see why that’s a $20 burger. don’t ever plan on owning a meat grinder … i have ewww-factor-issues with raw meat (my Husband finds this hilarious, btw! lol). but i’m grateful for people who have no raw-meat issues 🙂

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  4. Ame says:

    Sumo says:
    24 February, 2020 at 5:20 am
    “I don’t want the hamburger unless they make it medium rare — hot pink — ‘kay?”

    Be very, very careful about asking for that, BV.

    We serve burgers at whatever temperature the customer requests, but that’s only because we acid wash the meat prior to grinding in order to kill any bacteria present on the meat surface (acid wash – combination of white vinegar & water), then cure it with salt overnight. Most places I’m familiar with, even those where I know and trust the chef, either don’t bother with that process (it’s a fair bit of work – a two day job just to make burgers), or simply don’t know about it.

    YMMV.

    which is why i always ask for my burgers “Extra-Well-Dead-Done, and please cut in half to make sure there’s no pink in the middle.”

    and if they add mayo, they can keep it. that stuff on a burger is disgusting!

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  5. Sumo says:

    Ha. I don’t much practice the whole “proof reading” thing. I was thinking of the basic ratio for 1 kg, and didn’t think to do math after that. 😂😂

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  6. Ame says:

    that’s awesome, Horseman – and that guy in yellow on the treadmill, too!

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  7. Couple of bbq joints in town have brisket burgers and they’re both pretty damn good, but the patties are kinds small and they charge too much for me to still be hungry when I’m done.

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  8. Well, I like the dog.

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  9. Farm Boy says:

    Star Wars: New Canon Keeps Making Yoda Even More of a Failure

    https://screenrant.com/star-wars-canon-high-republic-yoda-failure/

    [Libel this is]

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  10. Farm Boy says:

    Sumo,

    How did you learn these cooking things?

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  11. Sumo says:

    Combination of on the job training, many, many failed experiments, and reading a metric crapload of books and internet articles.

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  12. Speaking of meat grinders, is it possible to make SPAM at home?

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  13. Seems like the last bit should be the guy taking off the helmet and its Benny Hill.

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  14. Bai-Den Administration’s end goal?

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  15. Fauci seems incapable of telling the truth.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamandrzejewski/2021/01/25/dr-anthony-fauci-the-highest-paid-employee-in-the-entire-us-federal-government/?sh=7f0a2e92386f

    In a ten-year period between 2010 and 2019, Fauci made $3.6 million in salary. Since 2014, Fauci’s pay increased from $335,000 to the current $417,608.

    In an August 13, 2020 Instagram interview with actor Matthew McConaughey, Dr. Fauci was asked (at point 16:49) if he had millions of dollars invested in the vaccines. Dr. Fauci laughed and answered, “Matthew, no, I got zero! I am a government worker. I have a government salary.”

    He didn’t mention his $417,608 salary was the largest in the entire federal government.

    So when he not telling bald-faced lies, he’s conveniently not just volunteering the truth. He’s a federal government employee who’s paid more than THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, has been paid (I will NOT say “earned”) several million dollars over the last 10 years, but pleads semi-poverty when asked about investments.

    Fuck that guy and anything he says.

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  16. Farm Boy says:

    Biden In October 2020: You Can’t Legislate Through Executive Orders ‘Unless You’re a Dictator’

    https://www.weaselzippers.us/463308-biden-in-october-2020-you-cant-legislate-through-executive-orders-unless-youre-a-dictator/

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  17. Cheque d'Out says:

    It seems that Vention doesn’t approve of the election result

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  19. Larry G says:

    totally on topic../s

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  20. Who would have thought that Bernie would be what got us through these difficult moments? LOL or at least the Bernie Memes did!

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  21. Cheque d'Out says:

    Just got the bad news that Paul Proteus is dead. Here’s a kind of greatest hits video created by Spetsnaz. Maybe you’ll decide to go and watch the original streams. I liked his material, sadly he’d tailed off his output but it’s great stuff.

    MGTOW – Paul Proteus in memoriam By Spetsnaz
    https://www.mgtow.tv/watch/mgtow-paul-proteus-in-memoriam-by-spetsnaz_GH86xL47qrKsgji.html

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  22. Larry G says:

    Fun for the whole family during a China Plague lockdown!!! Invite your friends!!

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  23. Farm Boy says:

    Two Brothers Accuse Michael Pfleger — Radical, Racist Chicago Priest and Obama’s “Moral Compass” — of Molesting Them Since They Were 13 and 12 Years Old

    http://ace.mu.nu/archives/392331.php

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  24. Larry G says:

    Tits for the win

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  25. Larry G says:

    oh HELL NO!

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  26. Geez, thinking about Big Bird on the shuttle is weird.

    What was the goal of getting kids interested in “space”? How many astronauts are there at any one time? How many engineers are needed? It’s always seemed to me that they are thousands of people available for any one job that actually exists in the field.

    [Muppets belong in space not]

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  27. Farm Boy says:

    Washington Teacher’s Union President Says Opening Schools Is ‘White Supremacy,’ Suicide Concern ‘White Privilege’

    https://www.weaselzippers.us/463274-washington-teachers-union-president-says-opening-schools-is-white-supremacy-suicide-concern-white-privilege/

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  28. Emotionally magnificent:

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  29. Larry G says:

    “Emotionally magnificent” NICE! She will never drown if she falls in the water

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  30. Best “P P” quote ever…” No degree ever made a man’s dick hard.”

    That’s a good ‘un, alright.

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  31. Cheque d'Out says:


    YAY!

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  32. The burger sounds great!

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  33. Sumo says:

    I heard an interesting bit of tinfoil the other day – prevailing theory is that the Ho will have the child sniffer either declared incompetent or outright bumped off, then will serve out the rest of his term as prez. Then, since she wasn’t actually elected, will go on the have two more terms of her own, since it’s now totes easy to arrange any election results that you want. So all y’all southern barbarians could be looking at 10 to 12 years of a Harris administration.

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  34. Farm Boy says:

    This has been an ongoing theme of coverage in the Trump years: hyping a threat for a news cycle or two, then moving to the next panic as the basis for the first one dissipates. How many headlines were aimed at our outrage centers in the last four years that were quietly memory-holed, once they’d outlived their political utility? We read dozens of stories before the election warning that Russia was already interfering in the 2020 election. A smattering of New York Times headlines alone:

    Lawmakers Are Warned That Russia Is Meddling to Re-elect Trump

    Russia Continues Interfering in Election to Try to Help Trump, U.S. Intelligence Says

    ‘Chaos Is the Point’: Russian Hackers and Trolls Grow Stealthier in 2020

    F.B.I. Warns of Russian Interference in 2020 Race and Boosts Counterintelligence Operations

    Putin Most Likely Directing Election Interference to Aid Trump, C.I.A. Says

    https://taibbi.substack.com/p/the-echo-chamber-era

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  35. Ame says:

    Well, Sumo, we ought to make you home deliver each of us your signature burgers for that depressing info!

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  36. Lots and lots of wishful thinking and calls for ineffectual action.

    Elections are now a farce in this country. Stealing elections is already illegal, but they did it anyway. Making it super-duper illegal when they own the cops and the courts isn’t going to change anything.

    Marching in the streets? Get doxxed and un-personed for your troubles.

    Demand blue mayors and governors ignore D.C. edicts? They’ve been saying “Fuck you” to the deplorables for years now. What’s going to make them change?

    The history cited is not well understood by the post’s author. The Unites States didn’t vote itself into being a free and independent country.

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  37. Farm Boy says:

    In a rare five minutes of logic displayed in the halls of power, Sen. Rand Paul went to town on leftists for their impeachment of Trump when they don’t hold their own members to the same standards:

    https://notthebee.com/article/watch-sen-rand-paul-absolutely-school-leftists-as-impeachment-20-gets-underway

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  38. RichardP says:

    @KH said: The Unites States didn’t vote itself into being a free and independent country.

    That should be a bumper sticker.

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  39. SFC Ton says:

    Good work Sumo! Chuck makes the second best burgers around

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  40. SFC Ton says:

    American thinker should rethink their name or their position on a one party oligarchy taking over

    That take over happned a long, long time ago. Trump was a very small speed bump but they won before we were born and have been wrapping up their loose ends for a generation or more

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  41. Farm Boy says:

    Had your child gone back to school yesterday, he and all the teachers in the universe would have died. But today, it’s urgent he go to school. And safe for him to do so.

    https://notthebee.com/article/try-to-keep-up-with-the-science

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  42. Farm Boy says:

    Leaders Of Denmark And Netherlands Warn Countries Are Both Headed To Civil Wars If Rioting Isn’t Contained Very Soon…

    https://www.weaselzippers.us/463337-breaking-leaders-of-denmark-and-netherlands-warn-countries-are-both-headed-to-civil-wars-if-rioting-isnt-contained-very-soon/

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  43. Farm Boy says:

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  44. Larry G says:

    Skippy was on tv a few minutes ago, sounds like he was stoned on dope slurred speech and rambling

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  45. Farm Boy says:

    States have many factors to consider when allocating their scarce vaccine doses: the age of recipients, medical conditions that put people at risk, and jobs that put workers in contact with the public, to name a few. A committee in Oregon is considering an unusual recommendation to allocate vaccines by race. The proposal is intended to address inequities but would invite legal challenges to a vaccination program that has already been off to a rocky start.

    https://reason.com/2021/01/26/oregon-weighs-race-based-vaccine-preferences/

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  46. This is a question for Ton or anyone with military experience. Watch this video of Joe Biden trying to shake Marines hand and him refusing. Is this normal? I don’t know the rules but it seems weird. https://thetruedefender.com/jill-biden-tries-to-shake-marines-hand-gets-denied/

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  47. Or this video, wouldn’t the marines normally salute as the passes them? https://twitter.com/elefentis/status/1352338002752638976

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  48. Farm Boy says:

    Disney+ blocks under-sevens from watching ‘racist’ Peter Pan, Dumbo and The Aristocats for breaching ‘content advisories’

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9179987/Disney-blocks-sevens-watching-racist-Peter-Pan-Dumbo-Aristocats.html

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  49. RichardP says:

    @rpg: I often cannot get into a link to Quora without establishing an account. In case that happens with the following link, I’m copying the text of the first response. The second response is good too, if you can get to it.

    When I served at the Pentagon, my salute was acknowledged in all manner of ways by the generals who were passing me by. It took me a while to get used to the fact that all they were required to do was acknowledge my salute – in whatever manner they could muster in the moment. Often they had a briefcase in either hand, so a nod of the head, or an occassional verbal hello, served as the required acknowledgment.

    Regarding the video of the soldier standing guard: one is not supposed to touch the soldier while s/he is standing guard. Jill Biden has been around military folks for a long while. She should know this. I think she does. It appears that she “remembered” this protocol and pulled her hand back before it was extended all the way and the guard rejected it.
    ——————

    From here</a :

    … the junior salutes ( the position of ) the senior, and the junior “holds” that salute until it is “acknowledged” by the senior officer. That acknowledgement may come in a number of ways: He may return the salute. If the senior officer’s hands are full. he may “Nod”, say: “Good Morning”, or he may dismiss the salute by some other means. A Senior DOES NOT “Salute” a junior, he merely “returns” the salute in acknowledgement.

    Next: What is a Salute? It is NOT “a sign of servitude” or “compliance” or “surrender”. A salute is the accepted Official form of respectful greeting rendered by and between, military personnel, nothing more.

    The President, as Commander-in-Chief of the US armed forces is due a salute of respect. ( Note the first paragraph: ) The junior “holds the salute until it is “acknowledged”, at which time he breaks the salute. A “Nod of the head” is enough to signify “Acknowledgement”, and was likely used prior to President Reagan. The President is also the military leader, and well within his rights to acknowledge a salute, with one of his own.

    Acknowledging the salute which has been respectfully rendered is “Protocol” in all instances and venues. Whether that salute is from a Cub Scout, or a US Marine Honor Guard Commander makes zero difference. A Fire Captain from NYC, a Canadian Mountie, or a member or the West Australian Commonwealth Police post who renders a respectful salute, deserves “Acknowledgement”.

    THAT is what is happening when you see one person of military rank salute another. You are not watching subservience or repression, just a “Greeting and Acknowledgement” …military style.

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  50. Cill says:

    y’all southern barbarians could be looking at 10 to 12 years of a Harris administration.

    Now that China has its “man” installed in the Whitehouse, we here Down Under are screwed .

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  51. Farm Boy says:

    I thought that Mayor B was supposed to be super smart

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  52. Farm Boy says:

    The full effects of Pfizer’s vaccine are only slated to kick in around a month after the first shot, but data from Israel, home to the world’s fastest vaccination drive, has already shown that there is a stark drop in infections even before this point.

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/01/israeli-healthcare-group-reports-astounding-60-drop-in-coronavirus-infections-among-vaccinated-elderly/

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  53. Farm Boy says:

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    Comfort Animal

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  54. Cheque d'Out says:

    Let’s be careful out there…

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  55. Farm Boy says:

    The latest of Joe Biden’s THIRTY SEVEN executive orders signed in the first week of his presidency states that the term ‘Chinese virus’ or ‘China virus’ is now banned.

    https://summit.news/2021/01/27/biden-signs-executive-order-to-ban-the-term-china-virus/

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  56. Farm Boy says:

    Citing researchers at Virginia Tech, CNBC says that Americans should consider wearing THREE face masks in order to protect against the spread of COVID-19.

    https://summit.news/2021/01/27/experts-now-say-americans-should-wear-three-masks/

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  57. Farm Boy says:

    Woman who made mittens worn by Bernie Sanders in meme quit making them after taxes crushed her business

    Still, despite Sanders’s strident support for raising taxes, including on the middle class, to pay for “Medicare for all,” Ellis says she supports the senator.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/woman-made-bernie-mittens-viral-meme-quit-taxes-crushed-business

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  58. Farm Boy says:

    Gabbard is right to call on Biden to denounce this agenda, but the current president seems likely to support it. On the campaign trail, Biden said he plans to prioritize passing a law against domestic terrorism. His blatant double standard in vocally condemning the Capitol riots while coddling the antifa and Black Lives Matter rioters who burned cities this past summer does not bode well for a balanced implementation of any terrorism law.

    https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2021/01/26/gabbard-sounds-the-alarm-leftists-are-plotting-kgb-style-surveillance-of-conservatives-n1411860

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  59. Farm Boy says:

    Not even the world’s best pillow could cushion this blow. Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow and infamous sycophant to former Republican President Donald Trump, has been permanently banned from Twitter.

    The move by Twitter came Monday night due to his role in spreading baseless conspiracy theories about election fraud in the November elections.

    https://www.comicsands.com/mypillow-mike-lindell-twitter-ban-2650141856.html

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  60. Richard thank you for that but I am still unclear, how is standing there with arms at their sides saluting? They AREN’T saluting, that’s what I am asking about. Is that normal? 🤔

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  61. I bought a My Pillow yesterday.

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  62. I might buy a bottle of Trump champagne today. Why not? Just go full decadence w my pillow and some bubbly and I could probably have that burger prepped by the time it all arrives! 🥂

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  63. Ame says:

    Aspie Girl has been invited to fly to Florida for spring break.

    Reasons flying right now would be unadvisable???

    [Never go to warm exotic locales for spring break young women should]

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  64. @Ame I personally know people who fly on a regular basis for work and have this whole time and none are sick. That said, I would not recommend FL at spring break for other reasons. Unless she’s not going for the wild party.

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  65. Trump winery makeover.

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  66. Said elsewhere:

    “If Biden was really in control do you really think Gen Michael Flynn’s younger brother would be appointed to be the commander of the US Army?”

    🤔🤔🤔

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  67. Reason # 678,346 why women shouldn’t have the vote.

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  68. Farm Boy says:

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  69. I think Amazon’s new app logo could use a little more effort.

    Here’s some more inspiration for them.

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  70. Some Dad in Iraq killed 32 and wounded over 100? Better not give him a tie for Father’s Day.

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  71. Farm Boy says:

    From “Rise and Fall of the Third Reich”

    “I myself [Shirer speaking] was to experience how easily one is taken in by a lying and censored press and radio in a totalitarian state. Though unlike most Germans I had daily access to foreign newspapers, especially those of London, Paris and Zurich, which arrived the day after publication, and though I listened regularly to the BBC and other foreign broadcasts, my job necessitated the spending of many hours a day in combing the German press, checking the German radio, conferring with Nazi officials and going to party meetings. It was surprising and sometimes consternating to find that notwithstanding the opportunities I had to learn the facts and despite one’s inherent distrust of what one learned from Nazi sources, a steady diet over the years of falsifications and distortions made a certain impression on one’s mind and often misled it. No one who has not lived for years in a totalitarian land can possibly conceive how difficult it is to escape the dread consequences of a regime’s calculated and incessant propaganda. Often in a German home or office or sometimes in casual conversation with a stranger in a restaurant, a beer hall, a café, I would meet with the most outlandish assertions from seemingly educated and intelligent persons. It was obvious that they were parroting some piece of nonsense they had heard on the radio or read in the newspapers. Sometimes one was tempted to say as much, but on such occasions one was met with such a stare of incredulity, such a shock of silence, as if one had blasphemed the Almighty, that one realized how useless it was even to try to make contact with a mind which had become warped and for whom the facts of life had become what Hitler and Goebbels, with their cynical disregard for the truth, said they were.”

    Shirer’s Rise & Fall, pp. 247-248.

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  72. Farm Boy says:

    https://www.air.tv/watch?v=N5HI8vozQyufvx1V5o0I-g

    Psaki Dodges on if Biden Considers Antifa ‘Domestic Terrorists’ Like the Capitol Hill Rioters

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  73. Ame says:

    Would be going with my sister to help my Dad. But, otherwise, as I grew up there, I would definitely not ever allow either of my daughters to go to Florida to ‘celebrate’ spring break

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  74. theshadowedknight says:

    Ame, I’ll comment on this because it’s so important. If you want to send your daughter to Chad on a silver platter, why don’t you send her my way?

    Do not let your daughter go to Florida. The reasons flying to Florida for spring break is inadvisable is not that she might catch COVID, but that she might catch an STD or get knocked up. It’s such a terrible idea I hope that you are looking for reasons not to let her go. Girls go to distant places for spring break for one reason and one reason only: their hormones and their subconscious are teaming up to find a man.

    Do not let her go no matter how responsible you think she is or how well behaved you think she is. Just don’t do it, unless you are comfortable with the knowledge that she will start having sex with strangers when she goes. That’s not a risk; it is a guarantee. I would believe the sun rose in the west and set in the east before I believed a woman came back from spring break still a virgin.

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  75. Senior year in H.S. we drove done to Florida and stayed in a 3 bedroom condo a guy’s mom had rented for us. Was there 6 nights and had carnal relations with three different girls. Took first 2 nights off because I got sunburned real bad (as in sticking to the sheets bad) the first day down, so basically went 3 for 4.

    This place on the beach, The Whale’s Tail, was super happy to sell beers to 18 yo guys (and a couple of 17 yo girls) when we were eating there. Great chicken sandwiches.

    It was the 80’s. What a great time.

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  76. RichardP says:

    @rpg said: how is standing there with arms at their sides saluting?

    1. The two links that you posted no longer work. The following link has the Jill Biden video embedded and the video works as of 9:30 a.m. 1-27-21. Scroll down a bit from the top of the page and you can see it (assuming it is still there when you scroll down)..

    2. A soldier standing guard would not be required to salute. A soldier standing guard should not be touched (handshake). There is no date or time on the video that I could see. If this was before Biden was sworn in as President, he was just a civilian passing by the soldiers. I’ve seen text that references other videos where folks were criticizing Trump for not returning a salute. The videos were either of Trump before he was sworn in, or of Trump after 12 noon on 1-20-21. In both cases, where he was criticized for not saluting, he was a citizen.

    3. From the link I gave you upthread (and pasted the first comment to this thread), the first two comments discuss the fact that it was not normal for anyone to salute the Commander in Chief (the President) before President Reagan. It is still not a requirement.

    4. The issue with Reagan, and I presume other Presidents, is that often the soldiers would salute anyway. Given that the salute is simply a formal method of greeting in the armed forces, given that the junior initiates the salute as a sign of respect for the senior position (not the person holding that senior position), and given that the soldier holds the salute until released by the senior person acknowledging that salute (a nod of the head or proper salute back) – Reagan’s decision was pragmatic. The soldiers were not releasing their salute until he was long past them. Reagan thought it a small matter to simply salute as he was abreast of them, which released the junior soldier from their salute and they could put their hand down.

    5. To recap – it is not a requirement that soldiers salute the Commander in Chief. But, if they do, any acknowledgement from the Commander in Chief (a nod of the head, a proper salute) releases them from holding the salute. And a Commander in Chief is salutable only while they legally hold the office. A minute before, or a minute after, legally holding office, the person is merely a civilian.

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  77. RichardP says:

    Here is the link that has the Jill Biden video imbedded as of 9:30, 1-27-21:

    https://thetruedefender.com/jill-biden-tries-to-shake-marines-hand-gets-denied/

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  78. Ame says:

    Spawny – there should be a warning with those photos!

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  79. The photos ARE the warning.

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  80. b g says:

    Okay, despite us getting a couple of inches of glowbull warming, I laughed at this ;-D

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  81. Ame says:

    TSK – i hear you! as KH so eloquently described, that’s the environment i grew up in year round as my house was just a few minute walk from the beach.

    this is legit, though. my dad still lives there with his 2nd wife. wife keeps calling my sister telling her dad’s health is ______. sister is the one who will move back to care for him when needed, so she needs to check out the validity of her claims.

    2nd wife is a bit dramatic. my sister is a bit dramatic. the truth lies somewhere in there.

    and they all know they must protect my daughter or they’ll answer to me, and, apparently, that’s something none of them want to do 🙂

    i would never give my blessing for either of my daughters to go there alone, and my blessing is very important to both of them.

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  82. Actual trannies make up like maybe 0.01 % of the population, and if you don’t live in a big blue ghetto area you may never have actually seen one. Pretty sure I haven’t had a crush on a single lady boy ever.

    Fighting weight Gina Carano doesn’t count.

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  83. Ame says:

    given all that, though, i think we’ll skip on her flying. i know some airlines are requiring negative covid tests before boarding, and someone i know just had to pay $200 for one of those. and they shoved that stick so far up her nose it messed up her tear ducts. that, alone, would be a bit traumatic for my Aspie-Girl.

    then having to wear the mask continuously.

    then her food – can you take food on a plane these days?

    then all the new orders coming out – do any of them have anything to do with flying? will any new orders come out with new regs for flying? quarantines, etc.

    all that kind of stuff would be challenging for my Aspie-Girl.

    so while she’d love to go and help, and she would be a help, flying is not a good option for her.

    they drove in nov for thanksgiving, and she did great with that. but it’s a two-day drive one-way, so that’s a lot of driving in one week, and my sister’s a teacher.

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  84. Ame says:

    that’s hilarious, BG!

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  85. https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/stacey-lennox/2021/01/27/biden-becoming-less-popular-with-likely-voters-every-day-and-so-are-his-policies-n1412702

    Biden’s first Daily Presidential Tracking Poll put him into negative approval territory at -2. It has gotten worse. On Monday, he dropped to -4. Tuesday, he moved down again to -5. This trend is quite a feat. President Trump started at +2 and rose to +13 in the first days of his presidency. He began to decline with an onslaught of negative and cynical coverage regarding the so-called Muslim ban.

    Biden’s handlers’ failure to slow the roll of these policies is another sign that Democrats believe there is majority support for a profoundly progressive policy agenda. Surveys of voters do not support this view, …

    The idiots at PJM are still prepping to fight WWII.

    Joe Biden isn’t going to finish this term, let alone run again. He’s 78 years old and displays clinical signs of dementia during every public appearance. Approval doesn’t mean shit to him or his admin because…

    “Surveys of voters”

    Since you haven’t been attention to current events, PJM, I’ll bring you up to speed, “voters” and “voting” is just wind-dressing these days. Get an effing clue.

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  86. Farm Boy says:

    Sumo,

    Are you going to publish part 2 right on the back of part 1?

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  87. Ward, I think you need to have “the talk” with Beaver. He’s been spending A LOT of time in the bathroom lately…

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  88. Sumo says:

    No, I haven’t written it yet.

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  89. Very interesting this Third Reich quote. And very true. And there’s obviously lots of examples of this currently. But I’m sitting here wondering now what? We all know where that went. Is there any stopping that? And if so how?

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  90. This article, while difficult to read, is very important. I see shades of this to come, and pray somehow we can avoid that. Chilling stuff. https://t.co/Ds3RiNv9wA

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  91. KHH, I have been sensing an almost desperation about it, like trying to ram it all through. Same with the impeachment of a non sitting president. Why the urgency? It’s weird. Why aren’t they HAPPY AND CELEBRATING. They won, didn’t they?!? But they act like it’s still up for grabs. Or it seems so to me… odd. Hard to explain.

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  92. SFC Ton says:

    I have to be the worse vet in the world to ask about shit like that.

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  93. SFC Ton says:

    China is evil

    And the entire reason they have any power at all on the world stage is because assholes with college degrees thought it was a good idea to make moeny with them

    Fuck them evil chinks and those dumb fucks who went to college

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  94. It’s weird those videos keep getting ghosted. Huh.

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  95. The three star AF general I know bc he lives nearby is a huge disappointment. I once respected him. Now I realize he’s part of the endless wars variety. One of his colleagues, who he no surprise disliked, is a main whistleblower. Who knew. Once I realized all this, I am conveniently “unavailable” to visit.

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  96. Well anyway something is not right but I cannot figure what. I do hope somebody is doing something about all this bc it’s gone from bad to real bad to downright terrifying. Not good times.

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  97. I am in prayer darn near constantly these days.

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  98. I hope that little “enjoy your lives, see you soon” gbye from the Mack Daddy was code for, “these suckers are all going down.” Drain it. 🙏🙏🙏

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  99. I mean, Gen Flynn’s brother is named head of the army by a left run govt. does that make any sense? Anyway I guess we’ll just have to wait and see…

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  100. And yes, I overthink stuff! Lol. It’s a blessing and a curse.

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  101. SFC Ton says:

    Gen Flynn’s brother is named head of the army by a left run govt. does that make any sense? Anyway I guess we’ll just have to wait and see…
    ……

    General officers, and officers in general are far left on the Ton scale. It’s how they get and keep their job

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  102. SFC Ton says:

    All women over think stuff

    Unless some dude is pounding her out on the regular

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  103. I should have seen that one coming…

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  104. Farm Boy says:

    Shock Poll: A New “Patriot Party” Would Become the Second Largest Political Party in the USA, Dropping the GOP to an Also-Ran Third Place

    http://ace.mu.nu/archives/392362.php

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  105. Farm Boy says:

    COVID Anal Swabs for Beijing Residents More Accurate, Says Chinese Expert

    https://www.newsweek.com/covid-anal-swabs-beijing-residents-more-accurate-says-chinese-expert-1564381

    [Full of shit he is]

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  106. Farm Boy says:

    Microsoft founder Bill Gates says he is shocked by the “crazy conspiracy theories” surrounding COVID-19 and that social media networks should take more steps to minimize them

    https://summit.news/2021/01/27/bill-gates-shocked-by-crazy-conspiracy-theories-about-covid-19/

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  107. Farm Boy says:

    “These outcomes were more common among those who started using cannabis regularly in adolescence.

    “They were also at higher risk of depression and less likely to have a paid job.

    https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-01-long-term-reveals-regular-cannabis.html

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  108. Farm Boy says:

    Can anybody see the issues with “double masks” and “triple masks”?

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  109. Gunner Q says:

    “I have been sensing an almost desperation about it, like trying to ram it all through….Why the urgency? It’s weird.”

    It makes sense if you think of Biden as the designated chump. His handlers are using him for all the incredibly unpopular demolition work and then, when they push him off the balcony, they’ll look like the good guys. Even if they “can’t quite” undo the damage he did.

    Besides, what can Biden do besides sign papers? He’s nearly a vegetable now, so I hear. And see:

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/01/24/hunter-biden-stops-motorcade-bagel/

    “President Joe Biden went to Mass with his family Sunday but stopped the presidential motorcade on the way home [for nine minutes] so that his son Hunter Biden could make a bagel run.”

    That is NOT the way to stay alive as a high-value target.

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  110. Farm Boy says:

    Guess who the target is?

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  111. Farm Boy says:

    WHO advisor: COVID-19 pandemic likely started via lab leak

    Calls wet market origin story a lie

    “There’s just more evidence and as more evidence arrives, the case for accidental lab leak, in my view, increases.”

    https://torontosun.com/news/world/who-advisor-covid-19-pandemic-started-via-a-lab-leak

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  112. Farm Boy says:

    So, who has had access to a vaccine? Our state legislators. Yep. State legislators can jump in front of the most vulnerable people in the state including the elderly and handicapped.

    So much for a “citizen” legislature. All people are equal. But some are more equal than others

    https://pagetwo.completecolorado.com/2021/01/27/caldara-press-politicians-jump-vaccine-que/

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  113. Sharkly says:

    I’m OK being the last person on earth who has not been “vaccinated”. Let everybody jump in front of me to test that depopulation drug.

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  114. Farm Boy says:

    “Either that, or they signed on to what I call the Jorge Ramos theory of covering Trump. He was at Univision, and he advocated, prior to Trump’s election, that we needed to cover him differently; that you needed to outwardly call him a racist, sexist, misogynist, all of it, and that that was important for history, and I think too many journalists agreed with that, at their own peril.

    “Part of the reason we saw what happened at the Capitol here two weeks ago was because there’s been a complete lack of trust, a destruction of trust in the media, and people don’t know where to turn for true information, they don’t trust the media anymore. And it’s a major problem.”

    The major problem has spun out of control. Stealing the election did not stop the media outrage. The media has turned on the 75 million people who voted for him, demonizing us, and trying to get us all banished from within our own country.

    https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2021/01/megyn-kelly-trump-supporter.html?m=1

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  115. Farm Boy says:

    Not kidding here. Liberals are actually claiming that “Trumpism” is what has caused the GameStop bonanza. The hedge funds got screwed over by “white supremacists,” some liberals are arguing on Twitter.

    What does this claim imply? It implies that any challenge to the status quo is illegitimate, that it’s “hate speech” or “terrorism” any time you do something or say something that disrupts the ordinary process by which rich people get richer and powerful people exercise power.

    https://theothermccain.com/2021/01/28/gamestop-reddit-deep-value/

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  116. SFC Ton says:

    In this case I will say the liberals are correct but they don’t understand why

    Trump winning in 2016 taught a lot of people they could fight back. What them nerds are doing with Gamestop is an important battle in the us vs the elites war, probably inspired by Trump’s speeches during his 2016 run/ victory

    These elite level assholes better ease the fuck up and let the regular folks win on occasion or things will go sideways in ways we cannot predict

    Lestwise I can’t predict. This game stop shit is motherfuckingawesome

    [”Comment of the Day” this is]

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