B.J. Porter

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    American Dumbass

    https://matangitonga.to/2020/07/04/american-yacht-sailing-tonga I've not met this guy, I only became acquainted with him when someone shared a long, cringy, whingy, VLOG rant he made bemoaning the lack of freedom and Fox news when he was trapped in NZ against his will. He got so much blowback he deleted the video. Other have met them, since it's not that big of a community. I am happy I am not one of them. There was rumor a while back that he was trying to get some cruisers together to leave NZ without clearance to head north. No one listened, and he was roundly criticized. But apparently he DID leave, though he did clear out legally and was warned he may not have anyplace to check into. It seems mostly because he thought NZ winter would be too boring to video or something. He has a large social media following he needs to keep pleasing. And Tonga wouldn't let him in. He's reportedly heading for Minerva Reef, where the Tongan navy has a ship stationed.
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    American Dumbass

    My wife is in good shape, she can still wear clothes from when we started dating at age 21. However, I used to see a GP who outweighed me by 100 lbs or more, easy. He never once nagged me about losing weight, though his fingers were perhaps larger than I might have preferred.
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    The Grift Continues...

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    Trump Supporters Shutting The Fuck Up

    Breeding plan for a "docile" Trumpalo?
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    Unity

    Bullshit You equated incidental violence at BLM protests with an attack on the nations capitol, an attempted coup, and the planned capture and/pr execution of members of congress. You do seem confused on the difference.
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    Unity

    We think that because you keep equating insurrection with dissent. The conclusion you can not discern the difference is merely logic.
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    Trump Supporters Shutting The Fuck Up

    I don't see friends, but there are Trump-numpties mouthing off all over Facebook.
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    I think I love her!

    Gross, no.
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    American Dumbass

    JFC. There's daily proof no one nation had a lock on dumbass production.
  10. Why shouldn’t truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense. —Mark Twain
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    I've never ever...

    I gave my parents a subscription a "Virginia Wines Club" which sends a couple of bottles of Virginia wines every month. There are some nice ones, but Trump winery is right in Charlottesville where my parents lived. If any of you read Cohen's book, the story of how Trump scammed his "friend1," Patricia Kluge, our of her and her son's legacy from her dead husband for pennies on the dollar is pretty appalling. Me, being the asshole that I am, when I inquired about this I told the club I didn't want ANY Trump wines sent to my parents if I were to gift them a membership. Back before the whole scampaign and presidency con, one of the bands my father plays played a day at the Trump winery for a fundraiser. The band played (in whole or in sub-ensemble) for the day, and they were given a percentage of the gross sales as a donation - which they actually got paid, though if I was a band director I'd want to see the books... But my dad decided that he wasn't doing that anymore, so he told the band director he'd make a donation to the band for his seat and take a pass on being at the Trump winery in person. 1 "Friend" is in quotes not because he was playing hide the mushroom or anything, but because Trump doesn't have friends. In this case, the widow Kluge told her "friend" Donald about her financial struggles keeping the winery afloat, but instead of helping her he forced her to the edge of bankruptcy and forced himself on her financially, for change.
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    I've never ever...

    On a trip to Atlantic City several decades ago we went into the Taj Mahal for a look around, but I don't recall that we spent any money there. It was pretty gaudy.
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    How Serious were the events of Jan 6, 2021

    Yeah, but I had plenty of loons cheering him on on my social media network, and even a couple on the docks in Brisbane... But no, I've not been immersed in Trumplandia except for a few months in Florida over the 19/20 winter. Didn't love it.
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    How Serious were the events of Jan 6, 2021

    That was one fear AOC voiced in her live stream on Instagram - that she knew of white supremacist Congresspeople who she felt were a high risk to reveal her position and turn her over to the mob because they were likely working with them. Her talk is chilling AF, since she seems to have at least laid eyes on some of the insurrectionists but still avoided them. "Very close encounter" she described, but could not name specifics for security purposes.
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    How Serious were the events of Jan 6, 2021

    I believe I've been referring to the Trump presidency as an existential crisis for American democracy for some time. I believe I also posted a rant after the election in 2016 that some of our biggest Trumpsuckers called "unhinged" on that sort of theme, but I can't easily find it. It may have been archived or something. But my general take is once Trump got elected he'd never leave office willingly.
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    Rudy Gets Stiffed

    Poor bastard is left lying back in bed AGAIN tucking in his shirt.
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    weirdest & dumbest

    Well Jeff is just going to go disappear and sprain something now.
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    “We need a new media system”.

    Air America was boring AF. It was mostly rehashes of crap I'd read elsewhere already - I suppose if you didn't consume your news online it may have been more interesting. But the editorial parts were just preaching to the choir anyway. I don't need someone to tell me how to think or get me wound up to believe something absurd, though the latter is more the province of Rush & Hannity, not AA. There were a few amusing takes, but I quickly bored of it. If right wing radio was less hate-filled and moronic, I might have preferred it because it would challenge my beliefes. But there wasn't really any intelligent, honest right wing discourse on the air worth listening too, either.
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    The Corner

    That woman has to be seriously disturbed. Does she actually think that Trumps rabble are "her kind of people"? No, but she's making bank as long as she can.
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    The Corner

    The general libtard response at the moment for "unity" and "coming together" is: Fuck you. We're not closing this divide until they jettison the fascists, denounce them, hold people accountable for their words and actions, and actually act contrite instead of arrogantly demanding "unity" now they they've been pantsed by the Trump we all knew was out there.
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    Windvane steering explained - various types, with 3D animation

    And an autopilot, which has worked fine except that one little trip to the Marquesas.
  22. Literally, the "Making Access Records Available to Lead American Government Openness Act". Trolling the president while demanding access records to Mar-a-Lago and all Trump properties where he conducts presidential business. I think both my ex-Senators were in on this one. I'm so proud. *sniff* http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/03/24/democrats-introduce-mar-a-lago-act/99585476/
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    Windvane steering explained - various types, with 3D animation

    We looked into wind vanes quite extensively. I really wanted one. In our case, it didn't make a lot of sense for our boat. 1) The swim platform area is very busy, with davits there, and the primary on/off spot when the boat is at anchor. (pre-pandemic that was about 99% of the time) Putting the machinery back there would have made hanging a dinghy nearly imposible, or it would have had to be WAY offset to the side. 2) The aft end of the boat is a wide lazarette running the width of the boat. Running hardware through there would have made a mess of that space and made a good chunk of it unusable. 3) Getting things like control lines to our wheel (for ones which worked that way) seemed impractical in a center cockpit. In the end, even the type you can swing aside and step through, or remove, didn't seem worth the modifications to the boat or worth the hassle. You have to live with it every day, for something you only use 10% of the time or less. If I had a boat with a layout suitable for a windvane though, I would have done it.
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    American Dumbass

    No, it's the boat he intended to post. He's trying to give me shit, as usual, by trolling me about another HR 53 selling. I never cease to be amazed how much time this clown invests in me. I chatted with someone about that boat, they just dropped the price again which probably triggered the sale. Word was it needed a lot of work, but it's on the right side of the Pacific at the moment. I've been getting a fair number of inquiries on Evenstar, but they're all from people who can't get here who want to know when I'm bringing her back to the U.S..