Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for October 27, 2021

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    eastern.woods.metal  3 months ago

    Love the direction of the sign below the door.

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    mr_sherman Premium Member 3 months ago

    I’m sure copies of this cartoon are going to go up all over the NIST campus in Gaithersburg, MD.

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    stevesilver48  3 months ago

    That’s right. Sure.. Oh poor us! Government can’t do anything right. Waaaaaah!!!

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    in.amongst  3 months ago

    That is why the metric system works – less arbitrary than the other agrarian system.

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    Viktor Sirin  3 months ago

    Meanwhile, in Ketcham Idaho, a twisting, rattling, woeful, wail emanates from a certain grave, followed by whispered words carried on the wind…

    “Don’t let my name be appropriated by the misinformed, the oblivious, and the petty. Especially not by anyone evincing all three.”

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    ccnrob  3 months ago

    That seems to be about right.

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    sirbadger  3 months ago

    If you are going to misspell “standards”, why not “stanturds”?

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    Concretionist  3 months ago

    There IS a government department of weights and measures… but standards aren’t (mostly) done by the government. ANSI, ISO, IETF, etc. are NGOs. And they do very important work despite the joke that the great thing about standards is that there are so many.

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    [Unnamed Reader - 8bb645]  3 months ago

    Ents? They measure Ents?

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    Doug K  3 months ago

    How can anyone ever step up and measure up to these standurds.

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    Say What?  3 months ago

    Well, it IS an employee’s market.

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    Say What?  3 months ago

    What Ernest Lemmingway is deliberately doing is a childish expression of his not having any self-control in hopes of eliminating other people’s voices while trying to get away with telling blatant lies that have no factual basis whatsoever.

    Everyone has their own opinions but should also be grown up enough to own their opinions, and to accept whatever consequences they bring. It’s clear that Ernest does not understand that responsibility but I hope he does soon for everyone’s sake.

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    Imagine  3 months ago

    This must be at the Pentagon and the contractor is probably Boeing. The door does to reach to the ground, the for handles is mounted the wrong way, not enough space for the lettering, “watch your step” sign upside down…

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    Count Olaf Premium Member 3 months ago

    The current government surprises me every day with its idiocy. Let’s go, Brandon!

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    Warcat  3 months ago

    and that is what we are back to with Biden. Graft, corruption, immorality, greed and incompetence. He has been in politics for 40+ years and nobody can name a positive accomplishment. With his ratings hitting rock bottom he has started to dig.

    Let’s go Brandon!

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    irishwolfhound  3 months ago

    Right. Much better when we spent trillions so corporations could send jobs & manufacturing off shore (leading to the current inflation and supply lines issues) and Elon Musk could afford to build his own space force.

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    pnemonic  3 months ago

    at least not the Nashinil Centir of Edukashin

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    David Illig Premium Member 3 months ago

    Gee, not sure I get this one. NIST may not be widely known, but it employs smart people who do essential work. Further, if there existed such a door at NIST it would have been installed by a private-sector contractor, not by a government scientist.

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    gopher gofer  3 months ago

    it’s great that the morons of the world have found a slogan to rally around. one that instantly identifies them so the rest of us can avoid them…

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    oakie817  3 months ago

    that looks much too organized for them

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    RitaGB  3 months ago

    There goes the Brandon-Lemming again. Comment elsewhere to see him drop off the top of the list.

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    LawrenceS  3 months ago
    set the bar real, real low. It was said of Chester Arthur (another Republican president) that he never stole more than you’d expect. Will never be said of ol’ 45.
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    scottbruce  3 months ago

    Science usually requires very precise measurements and standards but the only science politicians know is political science – scare the masses with an issue then demand more taxes and power so they (and only they) can fix it. Then comes the mandates from President Brandon and the mad scientist, Fauci, who funded (with our tax $) the killing of puppies for Sand Flea research and gain-of-function research for the bat virus. The damage is immeasurable so Wiley’s comic makes sense.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 3 months ago

    I guess many of the people who think govt is inefficient has never worked for private industry. When I left the service, I thought civilian companies would make more sense. More fool I!!!

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    mindjob  3 months ago

    NIST is great. For example, if you have a question about the decay rate of cesium atoms for atomic clocks, they have a guy there that works on that full time.

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    daveoverpar  3 months ago

    I worked for a state employment office that had a ‘no guns allowed’ sign on the inside wall next to the door. You could only see as you left the building.

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    monya_43  3 months ago

    What’s wrong with that? They do precision guesswork. Close enough for whatever…

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    sandpiper  3 months ago

    Guy isn’t old enough to have ever been surprised.

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    mrwiskers  3 months ago

    You remind me of my cousin who has now taken up residence in the Phillipines. He now takes personal pride in being so wacko in his postings that he gets banned from that social media platform, and then whines about cancel culture. (Makes me wonder if he is sucking up to the Duarte regime, now that I think about it).

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 3 months ago

    I don’t get it. Looks perfectly Federal Government to me. If the king does it wrong, he must be right.

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    Squoop Premium Member 3 months ago

    I miss the days when corporations and the rich paid taxes, the funds of which allowed government to function as it should.

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    twclix Premium Member 3 months ago

    Denigration of our government is a fool’s game only played by fools. The regressives have been an a jihad against government since Reagan, tearing down the country in the process. Government is essential. It will always be inefficient if it is run properly because it has to attempt to serve EVERYONE.

    Government is the foundation of our country. Without the government we would have a violent chaos dominated by those with more guns and a willingness to use them to get their way.

    The regressives hate our government and hate our country and everything our country used to stand for. They have done their best to tear the country apart by weakening the government, and thereby the civil society.

    Our experiment in democracy is almost over because of the hatred espoused by the regressives. I’m glad I’m old, I won’t see the final denouement.

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    1953Baby  3 months ago

    AN ALTERNATIVE TO ERNEST LEMMINGWAYPlease post comments to ernest lemmingway here. As TIMBOB2313 and DOESNTPLAYWELLWITH OTHERS reminded me, if we reply to him, his comment is featured BECAUSE it got the most replies. He’s the bulLy in the back of the class who needs attention and will make it nasty for the rest of us. . .

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    MICHAEL GREEN Premium Member 3 months ago

    measure it with a micrometer, mark it with a piece of chalk, then cut it with an axe.

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    GreenT267  3 months ago

    People complain about ‘standards’ until they need them. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a a science laboratory and non-regulatory agency of the US government tasked with promoting innovation and industrial competitiveness. It began as a metrology laboratory in 1901, advancing the science and understanding of measurements. Today, its scope has expanded to include advanced technologies such as nanoscale science, neutron research, information technology, and cyber security. Since 1990, NIST has been producing the 800-series of special publications to address the security and privacy needs of the United States government. The series includes guidelines, recommendations, and technical specifications generated out of NIST’s Information Technology lab. NIST also brings together the manufacturing industry, academics, and the government with the goal of advancing manufacturing in the United States by facilitating the adoption of new technologies and training the manufacturing workforce, coupled together this boosts competitiveness. It helps US organizations improve competitiveness and performance by identifying and sharing top management practices, principles, and strategies, such as cybersecurity risk management. The NIST Cybersecurity Framework is a voluntary schema of cybersecurity best practices risk assessment tools that organizations can use to shape their own cybersecurity activities.

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    mistercatworks  3 months ago

    Oh, it’s not just the government. I got into an elevator at a place with “Hilton” in the name. There were lovely posters in the elevator, all permanently affixed to the wall more than 10 degrees off level.

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    paranormal  3 months ago

    Zeke dun made it to guvmint mploymint…

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    jessie d. Premium Member 3 months ago

    remember the boob job done on Alabama so Mr. Narcissist could be appeased? Ha.ha. Well, they are a bunch of boobs therein voting GOP every time.

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    Rose Madder Premium Member 3 months ago

    Besides the misspellings, the upside -down sign and the misplacement of the last word, I’m really surprised they got all of it on the door and centered. That was a miracle.

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    Phydeux  3 months ago

    If you must reply to the troll and put it as the featured comment, at least flag it too.

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    writerofstories Premium Member 3 months ago

    WOW, you are REALLY showing (as pretty much ALL of those who agree with your garbage do) your maturity level! Way to go!! I look forward to seeing no more of your comments!

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    MY DOG IS MY CO PILOT  3 months ago

    Absolutely true story. I was in my local government building a while ago and I came across a door that had written on it “Pull To Open”. The handle was on the other side of the door. door.

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    schaefer jim  3 months ago

    I will take bashing Don the Con any day, what a scumbag!

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 3 months ago

    Oh, boy, I see it’s once again feeding time at the troll trough. When will they ever learn?

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    Cactus-Pete  3 months ago

    Of course, the government does not build its own offices, or install its own doors, or paint its own signs for those offices and doors – that’s all done by civilian contractors. So this makes no sense.

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    locake  3 months ago

    Biden is not the greatest president ever, but he is SO much better than the other choice. If your ship is sinking you get on the only available lifeboat and you don’t complain about it. If you want to get back on the sinking ship, go right ahead.

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    GiantShetlandPony  3 months ago

    Nepotism at it’s worst, but your nephew couldn’t get a decent job without you.

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    kv450  3 months ago

    That’s what you get when they install corrupt, incompetent hacks. Then they say, “see, we need to shrink government because it doesn’t work”.

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    slbolfing  3 months ago

    just circle back to that…

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    NatureBatsLast  3 months ago

    This is why we need to fully fund Mental Health programs in all the states.

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    PaulGoes  3 months ago

    They serve confefe there

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    admiree2  3 months ago

    Lemmingway should be flagged wherever he appears. He is copying and pasting the same post on different toons just to tie up people who take the bait.

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    eddi_tbh  3 months ago

    Government has three branches, but they are not the ones taught in school. There is the Inertial Branch that keeps thing just as they have always been. The Surprise Party Branch that introduces even dumber legislation. And finally the Fairy Godmother Branch. Who usually does absolutely nothing. But on rare occasion lets some improvement in the human condition slip out of Pandora’s Other Box. The one Hope was holding when it emerged.

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    freshmeet2030  3 months ago

    Democrats are trying to spend trillions on gender programs — this is a lie.

    supply chain withers thanks to the politicization of a vaccine that doesn’t work as advertised — this is a lie.

    the federal government faces bankruptcy — this is a lie.

    Republicans sit there and do nothing — this is a lie. Qupublicans are actively undermining the democracy, trying to create a theocracy.

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    krhinter  3 months ago

    Well spoken. There should be a Gaggle of WOKETTEs arriving shortly to Blame it on Trump.

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    bucknsuzie  3 months ago

    Ernie – you are just a bore.

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    luckyrrr Premium Member 3 months ago

    Another idiot.

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    Bicycle Dude  3 months ago

    I really like the fact that everything is misspelled and out-of-place, regardless of who is at the helm.

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