Cowbell Coming? Anticipation Grows for Tomorrow Morning's GDP Growth Estimate

Probably over 4%, maybe 4.2%, and maybe, who knows, 5.2%.

Though I'm skeptical of such an eye-popping guess, and I don't think it's a good idea to raise expectations to the point where a huge 4.3% quarterly growth rate winds up looking like "a disappointment."

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 02:52 PM




Comments

(Jump to bottom of page)

1 st

Posted by: Old Nam Vet at July 26, 2018 02:53 PM (FqZOm)

2 Zzzzzzz. Not my job.

Posted by: Rip Van Sessions at July 26, 2018 02:53 PM (QfqyL)

3 Doesn't matter. Trump said "doody-head."

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at July 26, 2018 02:53 PM (HiLJ1)

4 Off, Sock!

Posted by: Surfperch at July 26, 2018 02:54 PM (QfqyL)

5 THE MESS BOYS ATE THE STRAWBERRIES !!!!

Posted by: Lt Cmdr Queeg at July 26, 2018 02:54 PM (Co9e8)

6 I think it will a good number.

Posted by: Old Nam Vet at July 26, 2018 02:54 PM (FqZOm)

7 Thank you President Obama!

Posted by: ShainS at July 26, 2018 02:54 PM (7Ba/9)

8 Overheated!!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 26, 2018 02:54 PM (IqV8l)

9 Can we at least compare actual quarterly numbers to Obama's actual quarterly numbers?

Because thise were almost all 'below expectations,' or at least later revised downwards.

Posted by: Lance McCormick, Treasure Hunter at July 26, 2018 02:55 PM (84QUd)

10 Yeah, I teed it up for him. Teed it up real good.

Posted by: Barry Soetero at July 26, 2018 02:55 PM (HiLJ1)

11 Russia! Russia! GDP?

Posted by: Bosk at July 26, 2018 02:55 PM (fjMEv)

12 If is is over 4%, I wonder what the MfingM will have on tap for new blockbuster headlines?

Posted by: Kristian Holvoet at July 26, 2018 02:56 PM (uGiHE)

13 Trump hinted at it earlier while in Iowa at the Community College thingy.

Posted by: Tami at July 26, 2018 02:56 PM (Enq6K)

14 It may wind up being revised upward to 5.2%, but I doubt that will be tomorrow's number reported.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 26, 2018 02:56 PM (b3Pum)

15 TRUMP'S IDIOCY IS DESTROYING THE AMERICAN ECONOMY!!!!!

Posted by: Paul Krugtron at July 26, 2018 02:57 PM (CSNuj)

16 These growth numbers are just irresponsible.

Posted by: Nancy Palsi at July 26, 2018 02:57 PM (HiLJ1)

17 MSM under Obama: Wow, 2.5% GDP, way ahead of expectations. He's on a roll. Recovery Summer!

MSM under Trump: Wow, disappointing 4% GDP growth. Trumps economic policies are obviously not working.

Posted by: WisRich at July 26, 2018 02:57 PM (G0vdT)

18 ... *those

Stupid phone. (My fingers are highly intelligent-- geniuses, even. Smartest fingers in the world, really. Not dumb at all. Very very bright, as, clearly, I may or may not be.)

Posted by: Lance McCormick, Treasure Hunter at July 26, 2018 02:57 PM (84QUd)

19 WHO CARES ABOUT THE ECONOMY! TRUMP SAID MEAN THINGS ON TWEETER!!
HELP US OBI WAN CON-MUELLER, YOU'RE OUR ONLY HOPE!!!

Posted by: AllahPinhead at July 26, 2018 02:57 PM (9chmE)

20 I'm thinking of a word. . .

What's starts with a "W" and rhymes with "inning"?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at July 26, 2018 02:57 PM (ATVNj)

21 That cottonmouth- looking Cajun is going to regret the day he said It's The Economy Stupid!

Posted by: kallisto at July 26, 2018 02:57 PM (cgHdD)

22 Impeach until we get back to Obama levels of GDP growth.

Posted by: SH at July 26, 2018 02:57 PM (sX1BW)

23
Dibs on 4.3

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 26, 2018 02:57 PM (10vO4)

24 Trump is doing more in a quarter than Obama was able to do in a year. And not just on the economy.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet is Your Source for Genuine Heyhowarya Blankets! at July 26, 2018 02:58 PM (hLRSq)

25 Goddamn this good economic news must stop!
Democrats and NeverTrumpers(birm)

Posted by: steevy at July 26, 2018 02:58 PM (LiyEm)

26
This is Barack Obama's doings!

Posted by: MSM BO taint licker at July 26, 2018 02:58 PM (rXie1)

27 IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE THE DEMS WANT THE ECONOMY TO BLOW CHUNKS AND DIE

Posted by: Ben Rothleeeeeeesburger at July 26, 2018 02:58 PM (Co9e8)

28 If it hits 5.2%, Trump will kiss Allahpundit's fingers.

Posted by: Roy at July 26, 2018 02:58 PM (7n4KQ)

29 The fun part of this ride is that by 2020, every damn bullet the D's have will be used.

Posted by: Kristian Holvoet at July 26, 2018 02:58 PM (uGiHE)

30 Numbers AND math! J'recuse.

Posted by: J. Sessions at July 26, 2018 02:58 PM (r9UYA)

31 It will be just a blip in the news cycle.


Posted by: Diogenes at July 26, 2018 02:58 PM (0tfLf)

32
1.3% is the new normal. ATM Machines stealing jobs!

Posted by: Bracky Odumbass at July 26, 2018 02:58 PM (r+sAi)

33 That cottonmouth- looking Cajun is going to regret the day he said It's The Economy Stupid!
Posted by: kallisto at July 26, 2018 02:57 PM (cgHdD)

-----

He's still responsible for one of the funniest lines in American politics, though:

"If Hillary gave Obama one of her balls, they'd both have two."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 26, 2018 02:58 PM (AzW6q)

34 "Crumbs!"

--- The Democrats

Posted by: Lizzy at July 26, 2018 02:59 PM (W+vEI)

35 Rampant hyper-capitalism.

Posted by: Alexandria Occasional Kotex at July 26, 2018 02:59 PM (HiLJ1)

36 Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez on suicide watch.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at July 26, 2018 02:59 PM (ATVNj)

37 >>Trump is doing more in a quarter than Obama was able to do in a year. And not just on the economy.

Obviously Mueller is preventing Trump from doing anything.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 26, 2018 02:59 PM (/tuJf)

38 Dibs on 4.3
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic


I bid 4.4, Drew.
Posted by: Annoying Asshole Who Bids One Over

Posted by: rickb223 at July 26, 2018 02:59 PM (7/YOc)

39

It's GOnna B Fohdee Fi ! Impeach foadie FI

Posted by: Maxine Waters' wig at July 26, 2018 02:59 PM (rXie1)

40 Growth of 5.2% would be
*kisses fingers*

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 26, 2018 03:00 PM (KUaJL)

41 NOBODY HAS A JOB BECAUSE EVERYBODY HAS TWO JOBS!!!!!

Posted by: Alexandra Occasional-Cortex at July 26, 2018 03:00 PM (CSNuj)

42
Hawaiian judge rules 4% growth unconstitutional

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 26, 2018 03:00 PM (10vO4)

43 I wouldn't count my chickens before they cross the road.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 26, 2018 03:00 PM (JUOKG)

44 Trump is doing more in a quarter than Obama was able to do in a year. And not just on the economy.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet is Your Source for Genuine Heyhowarya Blankets! at July 26, 2018 02:58 PM (hLRSq)

----------

Amazing what someone with private sector experience and a helluva work ethic can get done, innit?

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 26, 2018 03:00 PM (b3Pum)

45 Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez on suicide watch.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot


You know you go to hell for teasing. :-)

Posted by: rickb223 at July 26, 2018 03:00 PM (7/YOc)

46 Being a tru conservative means hoping the economy tanks.

Posted by: Bill Ahoy Kristal at July 26, 2018 03:00 PM (9chmE)

47 They said Chuck Schumer was having a bad week. He was hoping for a Cat 5 hurricane to hit us before Friday's report.

Posted by: Roy at July 26, 2018 03:00 PM (7n4KQ)

48 I bid 4.4, Drew.
Posted by: Annoying Asshole Who Bids One Over
Posted by: rickb223 at July 26, 2018 02:59 PM (7/YOc)

Drew?


DREW!!!?!?!

Have you no loyalty, sirrah?

It's BOB, and Bob it shall always be!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 26, 2018 03:00 PM (AURKQ)

49 We're in positive GDP growth numbers, so that's better than we got under Obama. I'll take it.

Posted by: pookysgirl at July 26, 2018 03:00 PM (XKZwp)

50

EM ALICE COOPER FOADDY-FI!!!

Posted by: Maxine Waters' Hair at July 26, 2018 03:00 PM (/Hopc)

51
GDP is so good because everybody is working 3 jobs or whatever!

Posted by: Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez at July 26, 2018 03:01 PM (r+sAi)

52 OVERRULED!

It's unconstitutional for the economy to grow at such a rate!

Posted by: Hawaiian Judge on 9th Circus Kangaroo Kourt of App-Eels at July 26, 2018 03:01 PM (QfqyL)

53 The alphabet networks, MSLSD and CNN giving credit to Obama in 3...2...1

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 26, 2018 03:01 PM (ptqGC)

54 It will be just a blip in the new cycle so it is up to us to make it an issue and shout it from the roof tops!
So far this morning I have seen 7 Help Wanted signs.
The pan handler on the corner isn't happy about that.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 26, 2018 03:01 PM (0tfLf)

55 33. Is that what Mary Matalin sees in him, his sense of humor?

Posted by: kallisto at July 26, 2018 03:01 PM (cgHdD)

56 The economy is growing so fast, that people are going to have to start getting a third job to keep up.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 26, 2018 03:01 PM (KUaJL)

57 50% growth? Pffft. It could be better! /Democrats

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 26, 2018 03:01 PM (8DwPe)

58 Hawaiian judge rules 4% growth unconstitutional
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 26, 2018 03:00 PM (10vO4)
---

He added a Nationwide restraining order on the economy.

Posted by: WisRich at July 26, 2018 03:01 PM (G0vdT)

59 Certainly not the news I wanted to hear.

Posted by: Bill Maher at July 26, 2018 03:02 PM (HiLJ1)

60 "Not so fast...I'm sure there's something Trump's done we can put a stop to -- er, is unconstitutional!"

--- Hawaiian Judge

Posted by: Lizzy at July 26, 2018 03:02 PM (W+vEI)

61 I predict a 3.9% print, then a quiet upward revision to 4.5% late in the 3rd quarter. Just so the LSM can trumpet the miss all day tomorrow.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at July 26, 2018 03:02 PM (O9qtX)

62 Sources close to the investigation say that Mueller is considering if the economic growth could be considered obstruction of justice.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 26, 2018 03:02 PM (KUaJL)

63 Establishment-backed GOP U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir falsely
claimed in a fundraising letter that she drives a Ford, when, in
reality, she drives a Toyota, Breitbart News has learned. In addition,
in at least one campaign video, her campaign--while she is driving her
Toyota Camry--appears to blur the Toyota logo on her steering wheel. In
another video that features her car, she keeps the trunk open, hiding
the Toyota logo on the back bumper.

This is the GOP.

Posted by: Under Fire at July 26, 2018 03:02 PM (r9UYA)

64 Liawatha sez people are actually working 3 and 4 jobs!!!

Srsly.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 26, 2018 03:02 PM (ptqGC)

65 12 If is is over 4%, I wonder what the MfingM will have on tap for new blockbuster headlines?

Let me offer some words that you may hear from the naysayers:

1. Overheated economy.
2. Bubble about to burst.
3. Irrational exhuberance.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at July 26, 2018 03:02 PM (ATVNj)

66 It's GOnna B Fohdee Fi ! Impeach foadie FI
Posted by: Maxine Waters' wig at July 26, 2018 02:59 PM (rXie1)



Her wig is nearly as bad as that toupee on Tucker's guest the other night. At least her's is a uniform color all the way around. She doesn't seem to comb is much.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at July 26, 2018 03:02 PM (uZqfA)

67 Being a tru conservative patriot means hoping the economy tanks.

It's kinda like supporting abortion - for the children!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 26, 2018 03:03 PM (8DwPe)

68 From Kurt Schlichter, to the tune of "We Didn't Start The Fire"


Mueller can't get evidence to impeach,

The Dem's Blue Wave falls out of reach,

Paris Accords go down the drain,

Unleashed ICE deals the pain,

SCOTUS, Keystone, a big tax cut,

#MeToo bites Hollywood on the butt,

We'll never tire of winning...

Posted by: josephistan at July 26, 2018 03:03 PM (7HtZB)

69

Purple Jake Tapper hardest hit.

Posted by: Sphynx at July 26, 2018 03:03 PM (rXie1)

70 Communists will claim all that winning was done on the backs of the poor. They'll want the profits redistributed to the moochers.

Posted by: torabora at July 26, 2018 03:03 PM (vMMWm)

71 EM ALICE COOPER FOADDY-FI!!!





Posted by: Maxine Waters' Hair at July 26, 2018 03:00 PM



Well....school is out. A+ for timing.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 26, 2018 03:03 PM (p+Wdc)

72 Mueller should look into this as another part of his "obstruction of the narrative" investigation.

A fun #winning game is to search back for and read pieces like this, "If Trump thinks he can get more than 3% economic growth, he's dreaming" - written in May 2017 by "Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Hiltzik"

Posted by: Tommy at July 26, 2018 03:03 PM (yEAdf)

73 Take 1.04 ... 4% growth for a quarter ... times 1.04 times 1.04 times 1.04 ... 4% growth for four quarters.

And then laugh.

Keep this shit up ... and we'll be back to kids getting out of high school - taking factory jobs - and raising families.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 26, 2018 03:03 PM (hNICT)

74 There will be growth. In the Spring.

Posted by: Chauncy Gardener at July 26, 2018 03:04 PM (HiLJ1)

75 When Trump tweets the good news about the GDP--or at least hints at it--at 4:00 AM tomorrow morning--instead of waiting for the official announcement, THAT will be the headline, not the good numbers.....

Posted by: JoeF. at July 26, 2018 03:04 PM (y8Foj)

76 73 Take 1.04 ... 4% growth for a quarter ... times 1.04 times 1.04 times 1.04 ... 4% growth for four quarters.
______________________________________

I was told there would be no math.

Posted by: Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez at July 26, 2018 03:04 PM (ATVNj)

77 I gotta laugh when I think of all the navel gazing that happens at MSNBC and CNN when these number get reported. I'd really like to see some reporter ask that dumbshit Krugman what he thinks, then cut him off with a STFU and STFD.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 26, 2018 03:04 PM (ZYcR0)

78 Is that what Mary Matalin sees in him, his sense of humor?


Oh, Carville is funny. And he's honest, he's a partisan street fighter and he's frank about it.

My favorite (because I'm from PA and he's right) is "you gotta understand Pennsylvania. It's Pittsburgh at one end and Philly at the other and a whole lotta Alabama in between".

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 26, 2018 03:04 PM (fuK7c)

79 Too many JOBS! Children Dollars are being wasted, Presidenschnitzel Bush will
(Stares vacantly)
Jobs!

Posted by: Nancy_Pelosingit at July 26, 2018 03:04 PM (37IEG)

80 You will know how big the GDP number is by the size of the upper decker that Mueller drops tomorrow on or about the time of the release of the economic report.


Because you know Mueller is going to drop something tomorrow to blunt the good news and give the weekend talker something else to talk about.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 26, 2018 03:05 PM (FquqN)

81 Hillary said that Trump, if elected would lose 3.5 million jobs.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 26, 2018 03:05 PM (W5kYb)

82 This is the GOP.

Posted by: Under Fire at July 26, 2018 03:02 PM (r9UYA)

WTF.

A) Who cares? Why blatantly lie about something dumb like that?

B) I think it's still the case that there are more Toyotas made in the US per year than Fords. So... ?

Fake people being fake, because fake.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 26, 2018 03:05 PM (AURKQ)

83
Purple Jake Tapper hardest hit.


Posted by: Sphynx at July 26, 2018 03:03 PM (rXie1)


Purple Tappers is the new blue balls

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 26, 2018 03:05 PM (10vO4)

84 12 If is is over 4%, I wonder what the MfingM will have on tap for new blockbuster headlines?
Posted by: Kristian Holvoet at July 26, 2018 02:56 PM (uGiHE)

____

"Mueller raids all D.C. MacDonalds; seizes records of all Trump burger orders!"

Posted by: ShainS at July 26, 2018 03:05 PM (7Ba/9)

85 63 Establishment-backed GOP U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir falsely
claimed in a fundraising letter that she drives a Ford, when, in
reality, she drives a Toyota, Breitbart News has learned. In addition,
in at least one campaign video, her campaign--while she is driving her
Toyota Camry--appears to blur the Toyota logo on her steering wheel. In
another video that features her car, she keeps the trunk open, hiding
the Toyota logo on the back bumper.

This is the GOP.


Posted by: Under Fire at July 26, 2018 03:02 PM



With this level of stupidity, after losing, she could be eligible for a slot on the Seattle City Council.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 26, 2018 03:05 PM (0tfLf)

86 Obviously Mueller is preventing Trump from doing anything.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 26, 2018 02:59 PM (/tuJf)


Mueller is probably frustrated. I bet he lashes out at people around him like co-workers, snaps at waitresses and salesclerks, hits his wife.

I wonder why the MSM wants to support a domestic abuser like Mueller?

*Mikey looks concerned yet innocent*

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet is Your Source for Genuine Heyhowarya Blankets! at July 26, 2018 03:05 PM (hLRSq)

87 Who cares about the economy. Let's go kill some gooks!

Posted by: Zombie John Mccane at July 26, 2018 03:05 PM (9chmE)

88 Gross Domestic Persecution, is what it is.

Posted by: Leftist spin at July 26, 2018 03:06 PM (yL25O)

89 DREW!!!?!?!

Have you no loyalty, sirrah?

It's BOB, and Bob it shall always be!
Posted by: Warai-otoko


Was gonna say Truth or Consequences, but then I'd have to tell too many to get off my lawn.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 26, 2018 03:06 PM (7/YOc)

90 "Because you know Mueller is going to drop something tomorrow to blunt the good news"

will he be licking his fingers?

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at July 26, 2018 03:06 PM (UWJQH)

91 This is racist. Doesn't Trump know that 1.1 to 1.3 percent is the new normal. This 8s like going back to the 50's.

Posted by: Barack"Shit Midas" Obama at July 26, 2018 03:06 PM (D8/uu)

92 Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 26, 2018 03:04 PM (fuK7c)

Pennsyltucky > Alabamsylvania

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 26, 2018 03:06 PM (AURKQ)

93 We're in positive GDP growth numbers, so that's better than we got under Obama. I'll take it.
Posted by: pookysgirl at July 26, 2018 03:00 PM (XKZwp)

Recovery Summer!!

Posted by: JoeF. at July 26, 2018 03:06 PM (y8Foj)

94 THIS is what moves people. Not Herr Reichsturmbanfuhrer Mueller, not Stormy "EchoSnatch" Daniels, not the rest of this noise, but rather "how is my bank account doing and is my family working." And the answer to these questions, for more and more people, is "much better than before" and "yes!".

Posted by: joncelli, maybe not entirely serious at July 26, 2018 03:06 PM (RD7QR)

95 53 The alphabet networks, MSLSD and CNN giving credit to Obama in 3...2...1
Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 26, 2018 03:01 PM (ptqGC)


In a way, they'd be right: if he hadn't made a total balls-up of the economy, and scared business, investors, and consumers with his idiocy, we wouldn't have growth overhang that we're experiencing right now.

Ironically, the Trump economy is the obverse side of the coin from the imbecilic "Cash for Clunkers" program of the Magic Negro. That program merely moved up the time at which people would replace aging cars, leaving a dearth of car sales later. Obama's economic policies move BACK the time at which the economy would grow, leaving a dearth of economic growth for which we are now making up time.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 26, 2018 03:06 PM (8DwPe)

96 I was hoping for Trump Camps, but now I want Trump Asylums. Yuge, luxurious mental asylums.


The media and the entire Left have all lost their collective minds.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 26, 2018 03:06 PM (ptqGC)

97 "Because you know Mueller is going to drop something tomorrow to blunt the good news"



a deuce?

Posted by: Roy at July 26, 2018 03:06 PM (7n4KQ)

98 And yet Ben Shapiro has an article out today saying the polls show democrats way ahead for the midterms! Based on what one wonders? What do they have to offer? He thinks we could lose both houses of Congress! What do you guys here think?

Posted by: AnnaS at July 26, 2018 03:07 PM (ep1HV)

99 64
Liawatha sez people are actually working 3 and 4 jobs!!!

Srsly.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 26, 2018 03:02 PM (ptqGC)From the same party that added all those part time jobs up to be full employment.
And considered welfare payments to be an economic boost.

Posted by: Nancy_Pelosingit at July 26, 2018 03:07 PM (37IEG)

100 Take 1.04 ... 4% growth for a quarter ... times 1.04 times 1.04 times 1.04 ... 4% growth for four quarters.


That's not how it works. The 4% is an annualized rate, not the actual quarterly rate.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 26, 2018 03:07 PM (fuK7c)

101 Toyota Camry is assembled just north of Lexington, KY.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 26, 2018 03:07 PM (hNICT)

102 Establishment-backed GOP U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir falsely

claimed in a fundraising letter that she drives a Ford, when, in

reality, she drives a Toyota, Breitbart News has learned. In addition,

in at least one campaign video, her campaign--while she is driving her

Toyota Camry--appears to blur the Toyota logo on her steering wheel. In

another video that features her car, she keeps the trunk open, hiding

the Toyota logo on the back bumper.

This is the GOP.



Posted by: Under Fire at July 26, 2018 03:02 PM (r9UYA)

Good grief, a Toyota is nothing to be ashamed of (unless it's a Prius). Tons of them are made in the U.S. How could she confuse the two when Ford spells out its name in its logo?!

Posted by: pookysgirl at July 26, 2018 03:07 PM (XKZwp)

103 OT- The Latin name for the Blue Dasher dragonfly is...

Pachydiplax longipennis.

Just thought you might be interested.

Posted by: Bat Chain Puller at July 26, 2018 03:07 PM (XELll)

104 Vas is los?

Fire up the V-2 indictments!

Posted by: Herr Mueller at July 26, 2018 03:07 PM (ATVNj)

105 87 Who cares about the economy. Let's go kill some gooks!
Posted by: Zombie John Mccane at July 26, 2018 03:05 PM (9chmE)

Did someone say goop?

Posted by: Gwenth Paltrow at July 26, 2018 03:07 PM (72PAC)

106
Now everybody's going to be forced into three jobs and the unemployment rate's really going to tank!

Posted by: Alexandra Occasional Cerebral Cortex at July 26, 2018 03:07 PM (rXie1)

107 Economic growth is bad for the economy!

Posted by: Granny Rictus McBotoximplants at July 26, 2018 03:07 PM (QfqyL)

108 65 12 If is is over 4%, I wonder what the MfingM will have on tap for new blockbuster headlines?

Let me offer some words that you may hear from the naysayers:

1. Overheated economy.
2. Bubble about to burst.
3. Irrational exhuberance.
--

WRT to FAANG, that is all likely. Gonna by me some popcorn for that.

Posted by: Kristian Holvoet at July 26, 2018 03:07 PM (uGiHE)

109 someone tried to raise a demon with no head. they got Ocasio Cortez

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at July 26, 2018 03:08 PM (UWJQH)

110 you know what this means? we need more h1b's and illegals, lest the economic harshing effect of paying americans more money occur. All wages are theft from employers!

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at July 26, 2018 03:08 PM (GoLZO)

111 Because you know Mueller is going to drop something tomorrow to blunt the good news"

will he be licking his fingers?

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at July 26, 2018 03:06 PM (UWJQH)
**********************
This or Davis drops another Cohen tape to CNN.

Posted by: redridinghood at July 26, 2018 03:08 PM (PvFoN)

112 "Trump forced teens to get summer jobs as retail and service industries grow"


"Trump's employment numbers outpacing use of ATMs, fast food order kiosks, putting tech development at risk"

Posted by: Lizzy at July 26, 2018 03:08 PM (W+vEI)

113
Or take off. or something. OK I screwed that joke up.

Posted by: Alexandra Occasional Cerebral Cortex at July 26, 2018 03:08 PM (rXie1)

114 12 If is is over 4%, I wonder what the MfingM will have on tap for new blockbuster headlines?
Posted by: Kristian Holvoet at July 26, 2018 02:56 PM (uGiHE)


"We need to bring back the Magic Negro just to cool down this overheated economy!"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 26, 2018 03:08 PM (8DwPe)

115 dammit, now mueller is investigating whether employers are conspiring to collude to obstruct justice by making it appear that trump won't get impeached.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at July 26, 2018 03:08 PM (GoLZO)

116 Somehow, this is making money for Russian oligarchs and it must be stopped!

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at July 26, 2018 03:09 PM (ATVNj)

117 OT- The Latin name for the Blue Dasher dragonfly is...

Pachydiplax longipennis.

Just thought you might be interested.
Posted by: Bat Chain Puller at July 26, 2018 03:07 PM (XELll)

Lot's of Latinos in my neighborhood, and none of them speak like that!

Posted by: JoeF. at July 26, 2018 03:09 PM (y8Foj)

118 Recently read an article that stated "the U.S. struggled to grow at much more than 2% a year under Obama."

Which reminds me of an old SNL skit during the 1992 presidential debates, with Dana Carvey as Ross Perot in which he said: "A chimpanzee could run this country and get 2% growth."

Posted by: Anonymous 7 at July 26, 2018 03:09 PM (B4Xff)

119 "Because you know Mueller is going to drop something tomorrow to blunt the good news"

I turned on Fox for a couple of seconds, and Shep was salivating over Mueller getting PDT on obstruction of justice. I nearly broke the "off" button on the remote.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 26, 2018 03:09 PM (ptqGC)

120 "HR workers report record stress as they hustle to fill new job openings, screen workers re-entering the job market"

Posted by: Lizzy at July 26, 2018 03:09 PM (W+vEI)

121 What's the stock market doing today?

If the GDP is going to beat estimates, the insiders are buying now to sell tomorrow.

Posted by: What the narcissistic ignorant say when you prove them wrong at July 26, 2018 03:09 PM (EZkQC)

122
I could have done better. And I will yet!

Posted by: Hillary in a MuMu at July 26, 2018 03:09 PM (rXie1)

123 How can you be indicted for obstructing an investigation into a crime that didn't happen?

Help me here. Mueller is investigating allegations of a crime, which is a specious reason for a special prosecutor to begin with. How does the subject of the investigation calling the investigation bullshit rise to the level of an indictable offense? And for that asshole allapundit to think it is wonderful that someone could be indicted for a tweet....

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 26, 2018 03:09 PM (+lYWr)

124

I'm going with 10.6% growth

Posted by: The Guy On The Price is Right That Always Goes Way Over at July 26, 2018 03:09 PM (10vO4)

125 Pachydiplax longipennis.

Just thought you might be interested.
Posted by: Bat Chain Puller at July 26, 2018 03:07 PM (XELll)

Huh. That's funny.


That's my "porn name".

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 26, 2018 03:10 PM (AURKQ)

126 If the GDP number is 4 or above, we'll need a more cowbell gif and a Shmenge Brothers polka.

Posted by: mrp at July 26, 2018 03:10 PM (Pqytn)

127 That's not how it works. The 4% is an annualized rate, not the actual quarterly rate.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 26, 2018 03:07 PM (fuK7c)


And that's not how it works either.

It's compared to the same quarter from the previous year.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 26, 2018 03:10 PM (hNICT)

128
Oh, Carville is funny. And he's honest, he's a partisan street fighter and he's frank about it.

You know who else was a partisan street fighter?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 26, 2018 03:10 PM (IqV8l)

129 And yet Ben Shapiro has an article out today saying the polls show democrats way ahead for the midterms! Based on what one wonders? What do they have to offer? He thinks we could lose both houses of Congress! What do you guys here think?
Posted by: AnnaS at July 26, 2018 03:07 PM (ep1HV)

---------------

Rs pick up at least 3 in the Senate, Ds may get 3-4 in the House.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 26, 2018 03:10 PM (b3Pum)

130 64
Liawatha sez people are actually working 3 and 4 jobs!!!

Srsly.


And think of all the time they now have to use up to spend all that money!

We Democrats need to help them with that problem by taxing the bejesus out of them! /Liawatha

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 26, 2018 03:10 PM (8DwPe)

131 The economy is on wolf!

Posted by: Granny Rictus McBotoximplants at July 26, 2018 03:10 PM (QfqyL)

132 In the sage words of Martin Luther King, Jr., "Man, those were some good tacos."

Posted by: Minuteman at July 26, 2018 03:10 PM (D8/uu)

133 I just want President Trump to follow through on a comment he made while campaigning that the unemployment numbers need to be retooled and made more realistic. And growth, inflation, basically all of them. Ever since the numbers first started to be reported, each successive president has monkeyed with the numbers until they're essentially worthless.

dammit, now mueller is investigating whether employers are conspiring to collude to obstruct justice by making it appear that trump won't get impeached.

"Experts: employers are colluding with Trump to obstruct justice by hiring and expanding businesses!"
CNN headline

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 26, 2018 03:10 PM (39g3+)

134 Good grief, a Toyota is nothing to be ashamed of (unless it's a Prius). Tons of them are made in the U.S. How could she confuse the two when Ford spells out its name in its logo?!
Posted by: pookysgirl at July 26, 2018 03:07 PM (XKZwp)


Oh what a tangled web we weave...

Posted by: DR.WTF? at July 26, 2018 03:10 PM (T71PA)

135 Good day if you based your retirement account on Facebook stocks.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 26, 2018 03:11 PM (+lYWr)

136 Quarter over quarter GDP survey median is 4.2%, following 2% growth in the first quarter. Economy writers are saying, well, it's just a one-off due to the tax cut and is unlikely to be sustainable. heh

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at July 26, 2018 03:11 PM (dQJCS)

137 Palsi said that Trump would never get elected and that I could take that to the bank!

Posted by: washrivergal at July 26, 2018 03:11 PM (QUBWE)

138 But Owebama PROMISED ME this could NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN......

Posted by: Sponge at July 26, 2018 03:11 PM (F4u7C)

139 Remember when Obama said the "new normal" may be here to stay?

Only when effing socialists control the economy.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 26, 2018 03:11 PM (0tfLf)

140 When Trump gets the numbers late tonight and, let's say it shows 4.2% growth, he should immediately tweet out something like " 3.5% would be Yuuuuge!"

This way , when the numbers officially come out, the MSM won't be able to say that "Trump oversold the numbers. Impeach!"

Posted by: JoeF. at July 26, 2018 03:12 PM (y8Foj)

141 That's not how it works. The 4% is an annualized rate, not the actual quarterly rate.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 26, 2018 03:07 PM (fuK7c)

And that's not how it works either.

It's compared to the same quarter from the previous year.
Posted by: ScoggDog




No. That is flat out mistaken.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 26, 2018 03:12 PM (fuK7c)

142 I just looked up the etiology of "Vukmir."

Ewwwww.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at July 26, 2018 03:12 PM (HiLJ1)

143 Wait! RECOVERY SUMMER!!!!!

Joe! Joe! It worked! Our plan worked! Valerie told me it might take 20 years, but it worked!

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at July 26, 2018 03:12 PM (37IEG)

144 It'll be called unexpectedly low.

And it will get three seconds of air time, before returning to normal Trump bashing programming.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at July 26, 2018 03:12 PM (+fPHo)

145 118 Recently read an article that stated "the U.S. struggled to grow at much more than 2% a year under Obama."

Which reminds me of an old SNL skit during the 1992 presidential debates, with Dana Carvey as Ross Perot in which he said: "A chimpanzee could run this country and get 2% growth."
Posted by: Anonymous 7 at July 26, 2018 03:09 PM (B4Xff)


No. Not going there.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 26, 2018 03:12 PM (8DwPe)

146 If is is over 4%, I wonder what the MfingM will have on tap for new blockbuster headlines?

They gotta have something else. A shooting, for example. I hate to share the insane conspiracy theories, but every time great news for Trump comes out, something ghastly happens right after to distract people from it. I've seen it over and over, something great comes out and people start tweeting "well here comes another school shooting."

Coincidence, yeah but... after a while...

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 26, 2018 03:13 PM (39g3+)

147 We'll stop this!

Posted by: The Fed at July 26, 2018 03:13 PM (oVJmc)

148
Remember when Obama said the "new normal" may be here to stay?


Yeah, along with:

You didn't build that.

We can absorb more terrorist attacks.

At some point, you've made enough money.

Blah, blah, blah, blah....


Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 26, 2018 03:13 PM (ptqGC)

149 Whatever it turns out to be the media will throw cold water on it. #Shrinkage

Posted by: TJ at July 26, 2018 03:13 PM (B2tr1)

150 Remember me?

Posted by: P. Krugman - Nobel Prize Winner at July 26, 2018 03:13 PM (Pqytn)

151 110 you know what this means? we need more h1b's and illegals, lest the economic harshing effect of paying americans more money occur. All wages are theft from employers!
Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at July 26, 2018 03:08 PM (GoLZO)

Man you wouldn't believe the H1-B bullshit I've seen in the nyc financial services tech industry.

Posted by: Al Crapton - bicyclist at July 26, 2018 03:13 PM (ubDT+)

152 102 Establishment-backed GOP U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir falsely

claimed in a fundraising letter that she drives a Ford, when, in

reality, she drives a Toyota, Breitbart News has learned. In addition,

in at least one campaign video, her campaign--while she is driving her

Toyota Camry--appears to blur the Toyota logo on her steering wheel. In

another video that features her car, she keeps the trunk open, hiding

the Toyota logo on the back bumper.

This is the GOP.



Posted by: Under Fire at July 26, 2018 03:02 PM (r9UYA)

Good grief, a Toyota is nothing to be ashamed of (unless it's a Prius). Tons of them are made in the U.S. How could she confuse the two when Ford spells out its name in its logo?!
Posted by: pookysgirl at July 26, 2018 03:07 PM (XKZwp)

Not really sure what her deal is, but I've seen a lot of 5-10 year older Fords where the outside logo gets very faded, to the point where you can't make it out at all.

Posted by: josephistan at July 26, 2018 03:13 PM (7HtZB)

153 did black Jesus ever get a 2% quarter? Seems like every time they said he did it would get revised back down a month later

Posted by: DanMan at July 26, 2018 03:14 PM (QMG5F)

154 With this level of stupidity, after losing, she could be eligible for a slot on the Seattle City Council.
Posted by: Diogenes at July 26, 2018 03:05 PM (0tfLf)
-----

That whole release is BS. Leah Vukmir lead the charge in turning WI from blue to Red. She's no more establishment than Mark Meadows. She bucked heads with the GOP establishment. She's taken the tough votes. Was with Walker on the ACT10 reforms.

She's the real F'ing deal. She's walked the walk.

Her primary opponent is the GOP Chamber of Commerce/Club for Growth Candidate. The guy grew up a democrat. Was the head of the College Democrats at his college. Spoke at the Democratic convention.

He's only "converted" within the last few years. He's never held political office and not taken one vote on any GOP issues and want's to become Wisconsons Senator as his first political job. No Thanks.

Posted by: WisRich at July 26, 2018 03:14 PM (G0vdT)

155 When Trump gets the numbers late tonight and, let's say it shows 4.2% growth, he should immediately tweet out something like " 3.5% would be Yuuuuge!"

I agree; the way to sell this is push good numbers, but not as good as the real thing. So it seems like you're confident and things are going well but not boasting or overselling.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 26, 2018 03:14 PM (39g3+)

156 "The economy will never recover."

Paul Krugman, Election Night

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 26, 2018 03:14 PM (oVJmc)

157 dammit, now mueller is investigating whether employers are conspiring to collude to obstruct justice by making it appear that trump won't get impeached.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at July 26, 2018 03:08 PM (GoLZO)


BREAKING: All Trump voters to be indicted for Obstruction of Justice.

"Depriving Hillary of her rightful place as ruler of the Americans was unjust. This unjust act, this obstruction of justice will not go unpunished," Chief-Inspector Mueller said. "Fortunately these convictions shall prevent these dreadful deplorables from voting in 2020, easing the way for Hillary."

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet is Your Source for Genuine Heyhowarya Blankets! at July 26, 2018 03:14 PM (hLRSq)

158 Thank God our President Obamas economic policys have now started to show resuls dispite the horror of Trumps steeling the election from her great Hillary! Thank you President Obama we will always love you and your husbind!!!!!

Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein of Battleboro VT at July 26, 2018 03:14 PM (jjaLl)

159 Some analysts predicted as much as 100% growth, so the 5% posted is woefully underperforming. At this time we can call trump a complete failure. Coupled with the disasterous 4% unemployment, which translates into roughly 50% if you use the adjusted u237 numbers....

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 26, 2018 03:15 PM (+lYWr)

160 The annualized number is compared quarter to quarter. So if GDP is reported at 4.2%, that means the annualized growth rate for the time period April, May, June is 4.2%

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at July 26, 2018 03:15 PM (dQJCS)

161 If Trump would just announce he had a series of five year plans he was going to implement the Left would love him.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 26, 2018 03:15 PM (EZkQC)

162 IRAN BACKED Yemeni rebels aligned have launched an attack on two oil tankers passing through the strategically important Red Sea shipping lane of Bab al-Mandeb prompting Saudi Arabia to announce that was "temporarily halting" all oil shipments along the route.

Posted by: wrg500 at July 26, 2018 03:15 PM (Bdeb0)

163 156 "The economy will never recover."

Paul Krugman, Election Night
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 26, 2018 03:14 PM (oVJmc)


Economics, rock hard "science."

You don't hear real scientists blather on about phlogiston, do you? Or vitalism?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 26, 2018 03:15 PM (8DwPe)

164 we will always love you and your husbind!!!!!
Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein of Battleboro VT at July 26, 2018 03:14 PM (jjaLl)

OK, i just ruptured my spleen laughing, you dick.

Who shall I send the ambulance bill to?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 26, 2018 03:15 PM (AURKQ)

165 Heh. I saw my first anti-Stacey Abrams ad this afternoon.

It began with Hillary congratulating Abrams for being the Dem candidate for governor in GA, and continued with Abrams talking about having to raise taxes, etc.


The Hillary lead-in was perfect.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 26, 2018 03:16 PM (ptqGC)

166 "Experts: employers are colluding with Trump to obstruct justice by hiring and expanding businesses!"
CNN headline
--------------
sort of lost in the other thread:

this is just outrage p0rn. I mean...Mueller's "examining" this issue? Oh, I'm sure there's tons of precedent for saying someone obstructed justice by commenting on a non-criminal, hypothetical event.

yeah, so mueller will examine ways in which it's criminal for the president to give speeches (or mini-speeches via twitter) over hypothetical, non-crimes and the various sundry life ruining, witness squeezings that have taken place to investigate hypothetical russian uhhhh meddling.

yeah, sounds solid. I'm sure there's tons of case law on that. And they're all definitely black letter law saying POTUS is bad if he usees twitter.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at July 26, 2018 03:16 PM (GoLZO)

167 did black Jesus ever get a 2% quarter?

Yeah he actually had a couple of quarters over 3%, but then things got much worse again. Every time things started to heal or repair, he'd announce some crazy scheme, add some brutal regulation, or the Dems in congress would ram through some new monstrosity. Net result: never a single year as high as 3% overall growth, first time for a president since they started releasing growth numbers.

And you can bet they fudged what they put out.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 26, 2018 03:16 PM (39g3+)

168 156
"The economy will never recover."

Paul Krugman, Election Night


Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 26, 2018 03:14 PM (oVJmc)

LOL. Is that dickhead still around?

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at July 26, 2018 03:16 PM (8iiMU)

169 3.8 is a good number, 4.0 to 4.5 is really good, over 4.5 is stupendous. If my wife's little dental office is any indication it will be 4.5+. They can't get and keep employees and are making record money. (she is the office manager)

Posted by: Usntakim profoundly deplorable. at July 26, 2018 03:16 PM (0OmEj)

170 Toyota Camry is assembled just north of Lexington, KY.



Posted by: ScoggDog at July 26, 2018 03:07 PM

---

In Georgetown, KY. We lived there for almost 5 years and that plant ran 24/7 with unlimited overtime for anyone who wanted it.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 26, 2018 03:16 PM (JUOKG)

171 @152

Her problem is that she's a fucking GOPe backed retard.


She is a textbook example of clueless dipshit the GOP get behind with all they've got.


The GOP is a useless pile of dog shit.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 26, 2018 03:16 PM (FquqN)

172 @145

Not a racial issue, an economic intelligence issue.

Posted by: Anonymous 7 at July 26, 2018 03:16 PM (B4Xff)

173 Coincidence, yeah but... after a while...

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 26, 2018 03:13 PM (39g3+)
It's Telefon. Only these assholes have been programmed to hear good economic news before they crack and go postal.
Maybe all those FBI investigations of these drips aren't investigations to see if they're evil, maybe it's programming to ensure they are.
Wow...did I just say that? Holy shit -
ALEX! ALEX JONES! I HAVE THE ANSWER!

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at July 26, 2018 03:17 PM (37IEG)

174 I agree; the way to sell this is push good numbers, but not as good as the real thing. So it seems like you're confident and things are going well but not boasting or overselling.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 26, 2018 03:14 PM (39g3+)


Definitely, especially given the mendacity of the MSM. It is vital to under-promise and over-fulfill.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 26, 2018 03:17 PM (8DwPe)

175 This Just In: Gruppenfuhrer Muller now rooting around for evidence that Donald Trump has been freestyle jawboning without a license.

Posted by: Fritz at July 26, 2018 03:17 PM (2Mnv1)

176 171 @152

Her problem is that she's a fucking GOPe backed retard.


She is a textbook example of clueless dipshit the GOP get behind with all they've got.


The GOP is a useless pile of dog shit.
Posted by: Kreplach at July 26, 2018 03:16 PM (FquqN)

You have no f'ing idea what your talking about.

Posted by: WisRich at July 26, 2018 03:17 PM (G0vdT)

177 55 33. Is that what Mary Matalin sees in him, his sense of humor?
Posted by: kallisto at July 26, 2018 03:01 PM (cgHdD)
____

She's a deaf actress, who else would tolerate that asshat?

Posted by: ShainS at July 26, 2018 03:17 PM (7Ba/9)

178 And you can bet they fudged what they put out.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 26, 2018 03:16 PM (39g3+)

You know who else fudged things they put out?

:kisses fingers:

Posted by: josephistan at July 26, 2018 03:17 PM (7HtZB)

179 Homelessness and poverty in the face of extravagant economic growth will be the MFM theme for the next four months.

And they will say our President is a billionaire who doesn't understand poverty.

*cue the "Internationale"*

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at July 26, 2018 03:18 PM (ATVNj)

180 Thanks Chris, I mostly remember they always adjusted down, never up. Have they been doing this with Trump too? I may have just missed it.

Posted by: DanMan at July 26, 2018 03:18 PM (QMG5F)

181 AP: Unexpected job growth in middle income.

Posted by: ryukyu at July 26, 2018 03:18 PM (Lb4wQ)

182 "sub 3% growth is the new normal!"
"What kind of magic wand is he going to wave to turn this around?"
"If the question is when markets will recover, a first-pass answer is never."

Top. Men.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 26, 2018 03:18 PM (39g3+)

183 did black Jesus ever get a 2% quarter? Seems like every time they said he did it would get revised back down a month later
Posted by: DanMan at July 26, 2018 03:14 PM (QMG5F)

Those less than 2% quarters were Bush's fault and anything over 2% was a result of Obama brilliance unless somebody said that that result really wasn't very good , then Bush's fault again.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 26, 2018 03:18 PM (EZkQC)

184 She's the real F'ing deal. She's walked the walk.

Her primary opponent is the GOP Chamber of Commerce/Club for Growth Candidate. The guy grew up a democrat. Was the head of the College Democrats at his college. Spoke at the Democratic convention.

He's only "converted" within the last few years. He's never held political office and not taken one vote on any GOP issues and want's to become Wisconsons Senator as his first political job. No Thanks.


Posted by: WisRich at July 26, 2018 03:14 PM (G0vdT)
***************************

How's Sean Duffy and Scott Walker doing in the polls?

Posted by: redridinghood at July 26, 2018 03:19 PM (PvFoN)

185 Krugman scurried under a sofa but he'd be back, unless AtC accidentally steps on him

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at July 26, 2018 03:19 PM (UWJQH)

186 Heh. I saw my first anti-Stacey Abrams ad this afternoon.

It began with Hillary congratulating Abrams for being the Dem candidate for governor in GA, and continued with Abrams talking about having to raise taxes, etc.

The Hillary lead-in was perfect.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 26, 2018 03:16 PM (ptqGC)

-------------

This is gonna be a fun race to watch.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 26, 2018 03:19 PM (b3Pum)

187 179 Homelessness and poverty in the face of extravagant economic growth will be the MFM theme for the next four months.

And they will say our President is a billionaire who doesn't understand poverty.

*cue the "Internationale"*
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at July 26, 2018 03:18 PM (ATVNj)


"How can we celebrate when the bottom 20% of the population is in the bottom 20%? We need programs to make everyone in the top 50%!"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 26, 2018 03:19 PM (8DwPe)

188 "These economic numbers are dangerous and will lead to stagflation!"
--Economists after good economic news under Trump

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 26, 2018 03:19 PM (39g3+)

189 I'm sorry, but I was late to the previous thread.

Regarding the obstruction, don't they first have to figure out if there was intent, as in the well know Hillary and every frikkin thing she's ever done but got away with?

Posted by: Bruce at July 26, 2018 03:20 PM (8ikIW)

190 Posted by: ScoggDog

No. That is flat out mistaken.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 26, 2018 03:12 PM (fuK7c)


You know how you feel about Trump ?

I know how that feels now. Upon further Google - you are right - and I am fucking wrong.

I think I'll go punch a baby - just to feel better.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 26, 2018 03:20 PM (hNICT)

191 IRAN BACKED Yemeni rebels aligned have launched an
attack on two oil tankers passing through the strategically important
Red Sea shipping lane of Bab al-Mandeb prompting Saudi Arabia to
announce that was "temporarily halting" all oil shipments along the
route.


Posted by: wrg500 at July 26, 2018 03:15 PM

---

Simple fix to this. We reflag a bunch of Kuwaiti oil tankers and "escort" them through the Gulf with the Navy.


Been there and did that back in 1987 with Operation Earnest Will. We blew this $hit out of a whole bunch of Iranian oil platforms during that operation too.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 26, 2018 03:20 PM (JUOKG)

192 185 Krugman scurried under a sofa but he'd be back, unless AtC accidentally steps on him
Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at July 26, 2018 03:19 PM (UWJQH)


Fastest way to get rid of him is to flick the light on, and watch him scurry for a baseboard.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 26, 2018 03:20 PM (8DwPe)

193 according to our panel of experts, the economy would have grown at least 3 percent under a Hillary Clinton administration, so Trump can really only claim credit for one and a half percent growth.

Posted by: Tater and Tapper Tonight! at July 26, 2018 03:21 PM (UFyv9)

194 Heh. I saw my first anti-Stacey Abrams ad this afternoon.

It
began with Hillary congratulating Abrams for being the Dem candidate
for governor in GA, and continued with Abrams talking about having to
raise taxes, etc.


The Hillary lead-in was perfect.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 26, 2018 03:16 PM (ptqGC)

Owwwwch, that's going to leave a mark. Kemp's charging hard out of the gate, isn't he?

Posted by: pookysgirl at July 26, 2018 03:21 PM (XKZwp)

195 (Tin foil land) But a GDP that is TOO robust allows the FED to boost interest rates. Ugh.

Just sayin'

Posted by: Actually Inside the Beltway at July 26, 2018 03:21 PM (ldXWf)

196 WisRich @154,
If so then I stand corrected. Probably wasn't clear but my comment was directed at the release, not necessarily her. Sounds like we agree it's BS.
Who ever approved it did her no favors.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 26, 2018 03:21 PM (0tfLf)

197 156 "The economy will never recover."

Paul Krugman, Election Night
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 26, 2018 03:14 PM (oVJmc)

...

Yeah.

Was it Kurt Eichmann who sold all the shares in his kid's college funds, or said he did?

Can't be repeated enough.

Posted by: Leftist spin at July 26, 2018 03:21 PM (yL25O)

198 I think I'll go punch a baby - just to feel better.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 26, 2018 03:20 PM (hNICT)

Caged one, waiting to be sent to the camps. They can't run.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at July 26, 2018 03:21 PM (37IEG)

199 Hello Horde,

As many of you saw, yesterday I put up a call for help in the GP Prayer list thread yesterday, as I was looking at looming homelessness within weeks.

Well, the Horde responded in an incredible fashion. I am simply amazed at the Community here. The generosity was overwhelming, and I would like to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart.

It was pretty dusty in here all of yesterday, and it is very dusty as I type this response.

I am proud to call myself a Moron, and to include myself as a member of the best community on the Web. If y'all don't mind, I will be dropping this note in each thread today.

Thank you all once again.

Tim

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 26, 2018 03:21 PM (b3Pum)

200 >>What do you guys here think?

I think Ms. Shapiro receives a damn big check every month from the Deep State.

Posted by: Under Fire at July 26, 2018 03:21 PM (r9UYA)

201 But what about all the homeless is LA and SF? Trump hates the homeless cuz racist.

Posted by: Jiffy at July 26, 2018 03:21 PM (2LelM)

202 Posted by: ScoggDog at July 26, 2018 03:07 PM
---
In Georgetown, KY. We lived there for almost 5 years and that plant ran 24/7 with unlimited overtime for anyone who wanted it.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 26, 2018 03:16 PM (JUOKG)


I put about 5500 hours in there. In two years.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 26, 2018 03:22 PM (hNICT)

203 This is gonna be a fun race to watch.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 26, 2018 03:19 PM (b3Pum)
************************
That depends on what your definition of "fun" means.

Posted by: redridinghood at July 26, 2018 03:22 PM (PvFoN)

204 191 IRAN BACKED Yemeni rebels aligned have launched an
attack on two oil tankers passing through the strategically important
Red Sea shipping lane of Bab al-Mandeb prompting Saudi Arabia to
announce that was "temporarily halting" all oil shipments along the
route.


Posted by: wrg500 at July 26, 2018 03:15 PM

---

Simple fix to this. We reflag a bunch of Kuwaiti oil tankers and "escort" them through the Gulf with the Navy.


Been there and did that back in 1987 with Operation Earnest Will. We blew this $hit out of a whole bunch of Iranian oil platforms during that operation too.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 26, 2018 03:20 PM (JUOKG)

Operation Praying Mantis was the blowing the shit out of their oil platforms portion of that little war.

Posted by: josephistan at July 26, 2018 03:22 PM (7HtZB)

205 Heh. I saw my first anti-Stacey Abrams ad this afternoon.

It began with Hillary congratulating Abrams for being the Dem candidate for governor in GA, and continued with Abrams talking about having to raise taxes, etc.

The Hillary lead-in was perfect.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 26, 2018 03:16 PM (ptqGC)


I love it. Hang Hillarhoid around her neck. Even many Dems have had quite enough of her.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 26, 2018 03:22 PM (8DwPe)

206 This whole economic growth conspiracy is an illegal attempt to discredit and undermine my legitimate efforts to remove a sitting President.

Anyone found contributing to the growth of this economy will face crippling legal retribution by my Office of Unrestrained Authority.

Posted by: Herr Mueller at July 26, 2018 03:22 PM (ATVNj)

207 I think I'll go punch a baby - just to feel better.

Posted by: ScoggDog



Ace suggested kicking a baby in the pud.

If you're going to do something pointless and destructive I'd go with something meme-compliant.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 26, 2018 03:22 PM (fuK7c)

208
Also notice the Dow is climbing back up to its high

Posted by: Soothi at July 26, 2018 03:23 PM (o2Pn7)

209
Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 26, 2018 03:16 PM (ptqGC)

Owwwwch, that's going to leave a mark. Kemp's charging hard out of the gate, isn't he?


Posted by: pookysgirl at July 26, 2018 03:21 PM (XKZwp)


He'd better. Stacey Abrams has Soros money funding her.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 26, 2018 03:23 PM (ptqGC)

210 Mr. deplorable Jay at 45: The cash for clunkers wasn't just an accelleration of the buying of new cars, which would have had a merely benign effect on the economy. It was actually disastrous for the poorer folks in the market for needed transportation because those so called clunkers were not on the market for their purchase and all other used cars on the market were more expensive.

Only a Democrat think that paying people with other people's money to destroy something would be a good thing.

Posted by: Minuteman at July 26, 2018 03:23 PM (D8/uu)

211 What was the Q1 growth? And any news on what its revision might be?

Posted by: buzzion at July 26, 2018 03:23 PM (lKs2v)

212 How's Sean Duffy and Scott Walker doing in the polls?
Posted by: redridinghood at July 26, 2018 03:19 PM (PvFoN)
------

Not sure about Duffy but Walker's numbers are good and steadily climbing.His Presidential run hurt him in the polls so he's had dig himself out of that hole.

At this point, his reelection should be pretty easy. He has the added bonus of having a inept Democratic field.

Posted by: WisRich at July 26, 2018 03:23 PM (G0vdT)

213
Also note the Dow has increased 1300 points in the last month

Posted by: Soothi at July 26, 2018 03:23 PM (o2Pn7)

214 orry, but I was late to the previous thread.

Regarding the obstruction, don't they first have to figure out if there was intent, as in the well know Hillary and every frikkin thing she's ever done but got away with?

----------

good point, what's the standard now? no reasonable prosecutor? carelessness? Come on, mueller, what is it?

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at July 26, 2018 03:23 PM (GoLZO)

215
(Tin foil land) But a GDP that is TOO robust allows the FED to boost interest rates. Ugh.



Just sayin'


Posted by: Actually Inside the Beltway at July 26, 2018 03:21 PM

---

They were going to do it no matter what because of Trump. They gave obama nearly 6 solid years of 0% rates, no way they would ever do that for a Republican.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 26, 2018 03:23 PM (JUOKG)

216 I think I'll go punch a baby - just to feel better.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 26, 2018 03:20 PM (hNICT)

Caged one, waiting to be sent to the camps. They can't run.
Posted by: DamnedYankee


Run to the border!

Posted by: rickb223 at July 26, 2018 03:23 PM (7/YOc)

217 We've got to get back to leadership that wants to make electricity costs necessarily skyrocket.

For the people.

Posted by: Leftist spin at July 26, 2018 03:23 PM (yL25O)

218
1400 points in the last month for the Dow even though the trade War tensions!!!!

Posted by: Soothi at July 26, 2018 03:23 PM (o2Pn7)

219 Was it Kurt Eichmann who sold all the shares in his kid's college funds, or said he did?

Can't be repeated enough.
Posted by: Leftist spin at July 26, 2018 03:21 PM (yL25O)


Got out in the nick of time, he did.

Attaboy! Duck that raging bull market!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 26, 2018 03:23 PM (8DwPe)

220 I need my puppy!

Posted by: Jared Yates Sexton at July 26, 2018 03:23 PM (xBSm0)

221 Well, good thing Obama set Trump up for this 5% growth.

Posted by: blaster at July 26, 2018 03:24 PM (Z5y53)

222 Tin foil land) But a GDP that is TOO robust allows the FED to boost interest rates. Ugh.

Just sayin'
Posted by: Actually Inside the Beltway at July 26, 2018 03:21 PM (ldXWf)

I would like to be able to buy a CD again that I don't have to pay the bank for the privilege of having one . How low is too low.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 26, 2018 03:24 PM (EZkQC)

223 "How can we celebrate when the bottom 20% of the population is in the bottom 20%? We need programs to make everyone in the top 50%!"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara



I was just thinking about that...who was it that said something like that...Hillz or Pelosi? I'm thinking Pelosi.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 26, 2018 03:24 PM (0tfLf)

224
Homelessness and poverty in the face of extravagant economic growth will be the MFM theme for the next four months.


Great,we can put the spotlight on NYC, SF and L.A.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 26, 2018 03:24 PM (10vO4)

225 Was it Kurt Eichmann who sold all the shares in his kid's college funds, or said he did?

Can't be repeated enough.
Posted by: Leftist spin at July 26, 2018 03:21 PM (yL25O)

------------

I so hope that he followed through on that, unlike the Libtards that threaten to move out of the Countey.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 26, 2018 03:25 PM (b3Pum)

226
I need my puppy!


Posted by: Jared Yates Sexton at July 26, 2018 03:23 PM (xBSm0)


You can have our son's dog. She just farted. *feverishly sprays air freshener*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 26, 2018 03:25 PM (ptqGC)

227 If we didn't have ATMs and Tsunamis think how many more people would have jobs!!!

Posted by: Jiffy at July 26, 2018 03:25 PM (2LelM)

228 First quarter growth in US this year was revised down to 2.2%, from 2.3% yes. I haven't seen other quarters downgraded though

http://tinyurl.com/yarpeets

however I'm seeing a lot of data that is conflicting with that report which leads me to believe there are a bunch of different ways to measure "economic growth" like there are unemployment.

http://tinyurl.com/yceobt8h

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 26, 2018 03:25 PM (39g3+)

229 221 Well, good thing Obama set Trump up for this 5% growth.
Posted by: blaster at July 26, 2018 03:24 PM (Z5y53)


As mentioned above, he KINDA did. After Obama drove around with the parking brake on, releasing the parking brake resulted in a massive acceleration.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 26, 2018 03:25 PM (8DwPe)

230 You can have our son's dog. She just farted. *feverishly sprays air freshener*

Posted by: Jane D'oh

Yeah, it was the dog.

Posted by: Bruce at July 26, 2018 03:25 PM (8ikIW)

231 The '80's called, Donald. They want their economy back.

Posted by: Barry at July 26, 2018 03:26 PM (UGO8J)

232 215
(Tin foil land) But a GDP that is TOO robust allows the FED to boost interest rates. Ugh.



Just sayin'


Posted by: Actually Inside the Beltway at July 26, 2018 03:21 PM

...

No expert, but it has always seemed to me that we need to get back to where the cost of money is not irrationally low.

And if we sink a few universities along the way, so much the better.

So I'm okay with steady moderate rate hikes, but I know it's going to blow the deficit up.

Posted by: TexasDan at July 26, 2018 03:26 PM (yL25O)

233 Mr. deplorable Jay at 45: The cash for clunkers
wasn't just an accelleration of the buying of new cars, which would have
had a merely benign effect on the economy. It was actually disastrous
for the poorer folks in the market for needed transportation because
those so called clunkers were not on the market for their purchase and
all other used cars on the market were more expensive.



Only a Democrat think that paying people with other people's money to destroy something would be a good thing.


Posted by: Minuteman at July 26, 2018 03:23 PM

Cash for clunkers destroyed the low end of the used car market and locked a whole bunch of people out from buying cars for years.


I sold my 2004 Toyota Corolla that had over 150,000 miles on it for $4,500 in 2012. I only paid $10,000 for that car new after rebates.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 26, 2018 03:26 PM (JUOKG)

234
Must be Trump's magic wand!!

Posted by: Soothi at July 26, 2018 03:27 PM (o2Pn7)

235 Homelessness and poverty in the face of extravagant economic growth will be the MFM theme for the next four months.





Great,we can put the spotlight on NYC, SF and L.A.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 26, 2018 03:24 PM (10vO4)

Hopefully it's a UV light, because those places need it badly.

Posted by: pookysgirl at July 26, 2018 03:27 PM (XKZwp)

236 222 Tin foil land) But a GDP that is TOO robust allows the FED to boost interest rates. Ugh.

Just sayin'
Posted by: Actually Inside the Beltway at July 26, 2018 03:21 PM (ldXWf)

I would like to be able to buy a CD again that I don't have to pay the bank for the privilege of having one . How low is too low.
Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 26, 2018 03:24 PM (EZkQC)

Who uses CDs anymore? At least get an iPod.

/s

Posted by: josephistan at July 26, 2018 03:27 PM (7HtZB)

237

Remember when Obama said he didn't have a magic wand to do what Trump wanted to do??

Posted by: Soothi at July 26, 2018 03:27 PM (o2Pn7)

238 Cowbell at the ready.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at July 26, 2018 03:27 PM (Y9uH4)

239 meanwhile, Mueller's criminal squeezing...dare I say intimidation of witnesses ... continues. Now they're questioning Allen Weisselberg...a trump finance guy.

What a joke.

trump should force a special counsel 2 on the left.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at July 26, 2018 03:27 PM (GoLZO)

240
WaPo headline: "Inflation fears roil markets

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 26, 2018 03:27 PM (BWL+E)

241 PDT has more energy than many men half his age. I can't believe how much he's already managed to accomplish, yet local Progs keeps screaming that all he does is play golf.

They really do miss their dusky boy king.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 26, 2018 03:27 PM (ptqGC)

242 Was it Kurt Eichmann who sold all the shares in his kid's college funds, or said he did?

I'd like to believe he actually did that but suspect that's as true as the medals John Kerry threw over the White House fence.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 26, 2018 03:27 PM (39g3+)

243 Everybody finds dignity in their jobs, so let's make so that no one has to work again!

Posted by: The Lightbringer at July 26, 2018 03:27 PM (yODqO)

244 234
Must be Trump's magic wand!!
Posted by: Soothi at July 26, 2018 03:27 PM (o2Pn7)



Hopefully he didn't take Stormy's.

Posted by: buzzion at July 26, 2018 03:28 PM (lKs2v)

245 196 WisRich @154,
If so then I stand corrected. Probably wasn't clear but my comment was directed at the release, not necessarily her. Sounds like we agree it's BS.
Who ever approved it did her no favors.
Posted by: Diogenes at July 26, 2018 03:21 PM (0tfLf)

No problem. To me, it read like a hit piece from her opponent or from the Club for Growth who is supporting her opponent. They have so little on her, they're stooping to this kind of mud slinging.

Posted by: WisRich at July 26, 2018 03:28 PM (G0vdT)

246 Crumbs. Mere crumbs.

An average annual GDP growth of 1.48% during Obama's two terms

Smokin' hot. And not one year in which GDP growth reached 3%, a historic failure in that every other President, even Carter, managed to hit at least once.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 26, 2018 03:28 PM (0ogQG)

247 Chairman Nunes: 'Redacted Portions of Carter Page FISA Docs Even Worse Than What the American People Can See Today' -GP


Okay. You could always defund FBI/DOJ.

Posted by: Under Fire at July 26, 2018 03:28 PM (r9UYA)

248 s
Posted by: josephistan at July 26, 2018 03:27 PM (7HtZB)

MP 3

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 26, 2018 03:28 PM (EZkQC)

249 OT.

I assume it's occurred to people here that just because a Twitter message from Trump appears at 3 am, that doesn't necessarily mean he composed it at 3 am or personally pushed a button to send it at 3 am.

Maybe 3 am release is chosen for maximum trolling power, and it could have been written any time that day.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at July 26, 2018 03:28 PM (/bYHr)

250 This is Barack's Economy! (Pulls fingers from Barack Obama's ass and kisses them)

Posted by: Anal Pundit at July 26, 2018 03:28 PM (EATOD)

251 You can have our son's dog. She just farted. *feverishly sprays air freshener*

Posted by: Jane D'oh

Yeah, it was the dog.
Posted by: Bruce


Bet her name is "Lady".

Posted by: rickb223 at July 26, 2018 03:28 PM (7/YOc)

252 227 If we didn't have ATMs and Tsunamis think how many more people would have jobs!!!
Posted by: Jiffy at July 26, 2018 03:25 PM (2LelM)


Only two things would really supercharge the economy: fighting global warming, and building HIGH. SPEED. RAIL.

And maybe putting in more bike lanes, too.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 26, 2018 03:29 PM (8DwPe)

253 Remember when Obama said he didn't have a magic wand to do what Trump wanted to do??

Posted by: Soothi at July 26, 2018 03:27 PM (o2Pn7)


Trump has a "wand" all right. And it's yuge, girthy and luxurious.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 26, 2018 03:29 PM (ptqGC)

254 I don't often post to old threads downstairs but to continue,
Will someone put Mueller in a straight jacket before he hurts himself?

Posted by: Skip at July 26, 2018 03:29 PM (pHfeF)

255 Was it here that I read that the resistance is going to try to take out Trump by crashing the stock market, like they did in 2007 to throw the election to Obama?

Posted by: Emmie at July 26, 2018 03:29 PM (4HMW8)

256 But a GDP that is TOO robust allows the FED to boost interest rates. Ugh.

Its gotta be done, rates have been forced low to prevent the debt from destroying any revenues, for like 10 years. And its brutal to investments available for poorer people. I mean, a savings account is pretty much the same thing as stuffing money into a burning wood stove.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 26, 2018 03:29 PM (39g3+)

257 From last thread, Ace's Post about that guy's twitter....I'm reading it.

There is a pic of a Tylenol bottle that someone PhotoShopped to Crylenol. heh

Posted by: platypus, gumdrop gorilla channel at July 26, 2018 03:30 PM (ezX5B)

258 @215

You would actually have a better functioning economy if interest rates edged up slightly.


With interest rates at or near zero the only place to really make money is the craps table called the stock market.


With higher interest rates for savings accounts, CD's , bonds, etc you could diversify your holdings and make some money in something other than stocks.

Having said that, stocks have always been the best bet for making a crap load of money, and also losing.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 26, 2018 03:30 PM (FquqN)

259 MP 3


It's MP4, and he mostly only posts in the mornging so it's not fair to talk behind his back.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 26, 2018 03:30 PM (fuK7c)

260 And if we have a higher GDP, don't we have to pay more money into NATO?

Those bastards saw us coming!

Posted by: Bruce at July 26, 2018 03:30 PM (8ikIW)

261 243 Everybody finds dignity in their jobs, so let's make so that no one has to work again!
Posted by: The Lightbringer at July 26, 2018 03:27 PM (yODqO)


Everybody also takes less shit from a boss when another job paying just as much is right around the corner.

These economic numbers are not universally welcome.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 26, 2018 03:30 PM (hNICT)

262 241 PDT has more energy than many men half his age. I can't believe how much he's already managed to accomplish, yet local Progs keeps screaming that all he does is play golf.

They really do miss their dusky boy king.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 26, 2018 03:27 PM (ptqGC)


Yep.

Memo to Trump: if the progs are right, then for God's sake, PLAY MORE GOLF!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 26, 2018 03:31 PM (8DwPe)

263 As mentioned above, he KINDA did. After Obama drove around with the parking brake on, releasing the parking brake resulted in a massive acceleration.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 26, 2018 03:25 PM (8DwPe)

+++

I can actually see Obama driving a car with the parking brake on.

Posted by: washrivergal at July 26, 2018 03:31 PM (QUBWE)

264 I'm not liking this new normal.

Posted by: JEF at July 26, 2018 03:31 PM (r9UYA)

265 "Remember when Obama said he didn't have a magic wand to do what Trump wanted to do??"

Trump's wand *IS* magic, IYKWIMAITYD.

Posted by: Stormy at July 26, 2018 03:31 PM (uGiHE)

266 >>Remember when Obama said he didn't have a magic wand to do what Trump wanted to do??



"magic wand" = "intellect"

Posted by: Lizzy at July 26, 2018 03:31 PM (W+vEI)

267 Was it here that I read that the resistance is going to try to take out Trump by crashing the stock market, like they did in 2007 to throw the election to Obama?

I fear that someone will trigger a bubble burst at an opportune moment for folks like Soros, but that was easier with an amiable fool in office than a hardcore businessman watching out for trouble.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 26, 2018 03:31 PM (39g3+)

268 Well, I've examined the growth numbers carefully, and nobody doesn't expect the Spanish iniquitization.

Posted by: Nancy Palsi at July 26, 2018 03:31 PM (HiLJ1)

269 I can actually see Obama driving a car with the parking brake on.

Posted by: washrivergal at July 26, 2018 03:31 PM (QUBWE)


And he thinks the oil light on means the oil level is fine.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 26, 2018 03:32 PM (ptqGC)

270 This unbridled economic growth, successful trade negotiations, and putting Putin in a box MUST STOP!!!!

FOR THE CHILDREN!!!!

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 26, 2018 03:32 PM (Boy/L)

271 I can actually see Obama driving a car with the parking brake on.

Posted by: washrivergal at July 26, 2018 03:31 PM



Ditto.
Exactly the kind of thing he'd do...more than once.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 26, 2018 03:32 PM (0tfLf)

272 Its gotta be done, rates have been forced low to prevent the debt from destroying any revenues, for like 10 years. And its brutal to investments available for poorer people. I mean, a savings account is pretty much the same thing as stuffing money into a burning wood stove mattress.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


*Pays the same interest rate.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 26, 2018 03:32 PM (7/YOc)

273 With higher interest rates for savings accounts, CD's , bonds, etc you could diversify your holdings and make some money in something other than stocks.

Right, super low interest rates make investment only an option for the super rich.

I can actually see Obama driving a car with the parking brake on.

Deliberately, with the lever in his hand pulling back on it while he blames others for how slow the car drives.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 26, 2018 03:33 PM (39g3+)

274
Those shovel-ready projects we bought with the stimulus bill are really kicking in!!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 26, 2018 03:33 PM (BWL+E)

275 Chairman Nunes: 'Redacted Portions of Carter Page FISA Docs Even Worse Than What the American People Can See Today' -GP


Okay. You could always defund FBI/DOJ.



Posted by: Under Fire at July 26, 2018 03:28 PM (r9UYA)
*********************


You know who else is a fighter? NUNES!
I've already sent him $ because he fights.

https://www.devinnunes.com/contribute/

Posted by: redridinghood at July 26, 2018 03:33 PM (PvFoN)

276 263 . . . I can actually see Obama driving a car with the parking brake on.
Posted by: washrivergal
____________

That explains why our Low-Information Ex-President complained about how his car insurance had never covered routine maintenance costs.

Posted by: Furious George at July 26, 2018 03:33 PM (9vQJW)

277
I can actually see Obama driving a car with the parking brake on.
Posted by: washrivergal at July 26, 2018 03:31 PM


But the tires will be properly inflated

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 26, 2018 03:34 PM (10vO4)

278 Its gotta be done, rates have been forced low to prevent the debt from destroying any revenues, for like 10 years.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 26, 2018 03:29 PM (39g3+)


The Fed kept interest rates artificially low to avoid the economy tipping into a deep recession, maybe a depression. We had to buy our own debt ("quantitative easing") to do this, because no one would buy our debt at the offered interest rate.

How you give yourself an IOU I would not want to discuss.

Mainly because I just made myself a billionaire with my own IOU.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 26, 2018 03:34 PM (8DwPe)

279 >>I assume it's occurred to people here that just because a Twitter message from Trump appears at 3 am, that doesn't necessarily mean he composed it at 3 am or personally pushed a button to send it at 3 am.




While true, I recall reading that Trump only sleeps 4 hours a night, so I would not be surprised if he's up at 3 am sending these tweets - tweets he's composed in advance that he delivers early on a Saturday morning just to f$#@ the political journalists' weekends.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 26, 2018 03:34 PM (W+vEI)

280 Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez on suicide watch.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot
.............

Dead? I'd hit it.

Posted by: Edmund Emil Kemper at July 26, 2018 03:34 PM (HgMAr)

281 Deliberately, with the lever in his hand pulling back on it while he blames others for how slow the car drives.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

And the left blinker on for 30 miles

Posted by: Bruce at July 26, 2018 03:34 PM (8ikIW)

282 Chairman Nunes: 'Redacted Portions of Carter Page FISA Docs Even Worse Than What the American People Can See Today' -GP

---

And?

Y'all are about to go on recess.

Oh, y'all will tweet about it and hit the talking head shows to talk about it.

Rinse.

Repeat.

Anything to grab votes from the rubes.

Posted by: SMH at July 26, 2018 03:34 PM (qy1p+)

283 Babylon Bee has an article about how Webster's dictionary has to keep evolving their definition of violence. First they said it was also speech...now they say it is everything. Which is funny bcz that is where we are headed.

Also...they had a funny article about Trump's all cap tweet he sent out, and how he tried to blame a computer virus. Hilarious and total Trump wheelhouse. They got it right...if he had tried to do that.

Just a heads up on some humor for those who may need/want some.

Posted by: platypus, gumdrop gorilla channel at July 26, 2018 03:34 PM (ezX5B)

284
Cash for clunkers destroyed the low end of the used car market and locked a whole bunch of people out from buying cars for years.

They don't want people to own cars.
Another one rides the bus.

https://youtu.be/GL5l3k7vBsk

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 26, 2018 03:35 PM (IqV8l)

285 I can actually see Obama driving a car with the parking brake on.

Posted by: washrivergal at July 26, 2018 03:31 PM


He would wonder what that smell was too.

Posted by: Roy at July 26, 2018 03:35 PM (7n4KQ)

286 I can actually see Obama driving a car with the parking brake on.
Posted by: washrivergal at July 26, 2018 03:31 PM


But the tires will be properly inflated

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 26, 2018 03:34 PM



But would he recognize a lug wrench?


Posted by: Diogenes at July 26, 2018 03:35 PM (0tfLf)

287 A lot of very successful, high-energy people somehow get by on about 4 hours of sleep at night, like PDT and Martha Stewart.

I honestly don't know how they do it.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 26, 2018 03:35 PM (ptqGC)

288 That explains why our Low-Information Ex-President complained about how his car insurance had never covered routine maintenance costs.
Posted by: Furious George at July 26, 2018 03:33 PM (9vQJW)


And the brainiest man on the planet failed to grasp the distinction between liability insurance and comprehensive insurance.

He inherited his financial acumen from his roundheels mother, who seemed to think that she could apply for disability insurance after she already had a disability.

For my part, I want to buy Microsoft stock at the 1980 price.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 26, 2018 03:35 PM (8DwPe)

289 My man Friedman theorized that inflation could be maintained at zero by controlling the supply of money.

But he readily admitted he had no idea how to go about it.

I do believe that inflation is just too much currency chasing too few goods.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 26, 2018 03:36 PM (hNICT)

290 Obama always has his left blinker on.

Posted by: Roy at July 26, 2018 03:36 PM (7n4KQ)

291 >>I can actually see Obama driving a car with the parking brake on.



Posted by: washrivergal

I can actually see the JEF under a car with the parking brake on.

Posted by: Under Fire at July 26, 2018 03:36 PM (r9UYA)

292 Probably 4.3 is the guess from our economists and Quants.

Posted by: Marcus T at July 26, 2018 03:36 PM (VpIIl)

293 Holy smokes. Now they say Cohen has over 100 tapes of conversations. This guy was basically taping everyone. He credibility is shot.

Posted by: WisRich at July 26, 2018 03:36 PM (G0vdT)

294 President Trump will run circles around this geriatric Democrats running next election

Posted by: Skip at July 26, 2018 03:36 PM (pHfeF)

295 Posted by: SMH at July 26, 2018 03:34 PM (qy1p+)
***********
Nunes is probably one of our best fighters in Congress. Imagine if they were all like him.

Posted by: redridinghood at July 26, 2018 03:36 PM (PvFoN)

296 OB+mao would drive a prius. He would leave his left blinker on....forever. Prius drivers are the worst.

Posted by: torabora at July 26, 2018 03:37 PM (vMMWm)

297 Those shovel-ready projects we bought with the stimulus bill are really kicking in!!
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 26, 2018 03:33 PM (BWL+E)

--------

Right then and there, I should have gone into the sign making business, selling them Government. Cuz for several years, all I saw were signs about how roadwork yet to come was paid for by the Stimulus.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 26, 2018 03:37 PM (b3Pum)

298 Anticipation Grows for Tomorrow Morning's GDP Growth Estimate


Well, it can only grow so much bcz it grew not at all under Obama. Or very little. So it's really bcz of Obama this is happening. He is so dreamy.

Posted by: platypus, gumdrop gorilla channel at July 26, 2018 03:37 PM (ezX5B)

299 I don't know how but I'm pretty sure strong economic growth is racist and a form of white male privilege, so it must be bad.

Posted by: Ripley at July 26, 2018 03:37 PM (MxEKc)

300 Holy smokes. Now they say Cohen has over 100 tapes
of conversations. This guy was basically taping everyone. He
credibility is shot.

Posted by: WisRich at July 26, 2018 03:36 PM (G0vdT)


Well, his legal career is dead.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 26, 2018 03:37 PM (ptqGC)

301 Did you ever wonder why it's called a "parking" brake?

I mean. You're already parked when you put it on.

The act of "Parking" has already been completed.

It should be called the "parked brake."

Posted by: J. Seinfeld at July 26, 2018 03:38 PM (ATVNj)

302
I had an adjustable rate mortgage for 30 years. The economy heated up, I earned more, yet paid more in interest. The economy declined, my pay declined fast, the interest rates ratcheted back down at a slow-mo rate.

Glad that suckas paid off.

Overheated economy is not always great. Like Hillary Clinton's undergarments, Depends.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at July 26, 2018 03:38 PM (LOgQ4)

303 Obama driving? Mother Freaker can't even open an umbrella.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 26, 2018 03:38 PM (EZkQC)

304 >Anticipation Grows for Tomorrow Morning's GDP Growth Estimate


So does Mr. Schadenboner.

Posted by: Roy at July 26, 2018 03:38 PM (7n4KQ)

305 While true, I recall reading that Trump only sleeps 4 hours a night, so I would not be surprised if he's up at 3 am sending these tweets - tweets he's composed in advance that he delivers early on a Saturday morning just to f$#@ the political journalists' weekends.
Posted by: Lizzy

Plus it amuses me. While at the end of the Overnight Open Thread, waiting for JJ to post, Trump! tweets out a burn.
I can imagine him sitting with a large cup of covfefe, typing away. Making leftys heads explode

Posted by: Bruce at July 26, 2018 03:38 PM (8ikIW)

306 Now they say Cohen has over 100 tapes of conversations.

Are there any adults left in the country that do believe they are living in a television series? Man, you don't have to even suspend disbelief any more.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 26, 2018 03:38 PM (Boy/L)

307 Q3 and Q4 LY Growth was 3.2 and 2.9%, respectively, and Q1 growth was 2.6%.

With the right number tomorrow Trump will have had 3% growth over a rolling 4 quarters, something Obama said was impossible (hence the 'new normal' economy). That's a good bumpersticker for November.

Posted by: Steve Earle Song Ideas at July 26, 2018 03:38 PM (PvCxa)

308 But, but ...... boorish behavior!! (thought we can't really specify what)


And, and ..... stuff!! (making common sense direct comments on the most ridiculous abuse of the judicial system yet, before the election, during the transition, and even now)


Sure, 4.5% growth. Sure, record low unemployment. Sure, Korean War remains coming home, no more rocket tests, commitment to denuclearize, with a non-indulgent master watching over the substance and pace. Sure, ISIS mostly destroyed. Sure, most dangerous foreign adversary (Iran) reeling on all fronts, after being indulged and saved by the idiot predecessor. Sure, capital repatriating due to tax reform. Sure, major trading partners playing ball due to pressure (and playing ball on non-trade issues as well).


I mean, decency! Decency, man!


Posted by: rhomboid at July 26, 2018 03:38 PM (QDnY+)

309 246 Crumbs. Mere crumbs.

An average annual GDP growth of 1.48% during Obama's two terms

Smokin' hot. And not one year in which GDP growth reached 3%, a historic failure in that every other President, even Carter, managed to hit at least once.
Posted by: GnuBreed at July 26, 2018 03:28 PM (0ogQG)

----

The Obama Effect on the economy began in 2008 as his election victory began to look likely, accelerated after he was elected and began talking like a college sophomore playing at socialism, and became full blown after he and Democrat supermajority took office and began demonstrating naive economic ignorance and aggressive interventionist buffoonery on a massive scale.

The Effect continued without relief for 8 years. About 18 months after Trump was sworn in, a raging economic recovery was underway, about the same time scale as Ronald Reagan's recovery.

Yet we are instructed to believe by the Democrats (i.e. deranged Marxists and globalist tools), that Obama set up the recovery and should get all the credit.

No.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at July 26, 2018 03:39 PM (/bYHr)

310 Mr. Cohen, please report to the Barrel.

Posted by: New York State Bar Association at July 26, 2018 03:39 PM (ATVNj)

311 295 Posted by: SMH at July 26, 2018 03:34 PM (qy1p+)
***********
Nunes is probably one of our best fighters in Congress. Imagine if they were all like him.
Posted by: redridinghood at July 26, 2018 03:36 PM (PvFoN)

---

Sorry if I'm skeptical.

Too many people walking around free to think otherwise.

Posted by: SMH at July 26, 2018 03:39 PM (qy1p+)

312
But would he recognize a lug wrench?

Posted by: Diogenes at July 26, 2018 03:35 PM (0tfLf)


I KNOW WHAT A LUG WRENCH IS DIOGENES.

Is this a lug wrench Michelle?

Posted by: B. Obama at July 26, 2018 03:39 PM (10vO4)

313 This unbridled economic growth, successful trade negotiations, and putting Putin in a box MUST STOP!!!!

FOR THE CHILDREN!!!!
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 26, 2018 03:32 PM (Boy/L)

FOR THE PEOPLE!!!!

Posted by: The DNC at July 26, 2018 03:39 PM (QfqyL)

314 Well, his legal career is dead.



Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 26, 2018 03:37 PM (ptqGC)
*********************
Wasn't Trump his only client or like 1 of 3?

Posted by: redridinghood at July 26, 2018 03:40 PM (PvFoN)

315 Do we get a flaming skull if GDP is over 5%?

Posted by: WisRich at July 26, 2018 03:40 PM (G0vdT)

316 Facebook is poised to set a record with the single biggest one day loss in US stock market history.

Couldn't happen to a nicer group.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 26, 2018 03:40 PM (/tuJf)

317 Mueller will indict Trump if the number is less than 5% yes?

Posted by: rammajamma at July 26, 2018 03:40 PM (AjNMO)

318 267 Was it here that I read that the resistance is going to try to take out Trump by crashing the stock market, like they did in 2007 to throw the election to Obama?

I fear that someone will trigger a bubble burst at an opportune moment for folks like Soros, but that was easier with an amiable fool in office than a hardcore businessman watching out for trouble.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 26, 2018 03:31 PM (39g3+)


The difference is that the market was already skittish back then, owing to the subprime mortgage fiasco, so it was easy to stampede. I seriously suspect the Soros helped to trigger the stampede, which I also suspect would have been easy for him to do. Everybody knew it was only a matter of time before the whole thing collapsed, but money could be made until the music stopped.

The situation now is pretty much the opposite, methinks.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 26, 2018 03:40 PM (8DwPe)

319 290 Obama always has his left blinker on.
_____________________________________________

The doctor says my left blinker is from a facial spasm.

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at July 26, 2018 03:41 PM (ATVNj)

320 Cohen says he's doing it for his "family" AKA to save his own ass.

Posted by: Marcus T at July 26, 2018 03:41 PM (VpIIl)

321 Those shovel-ready projects we bought with the stimulus bill are really kicking in!!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 26, 2018 03:33 PM (BWL+E)



--------



Right then and there, I should have gone into the sign making
business, selling them Government. Cuz for several years, all I saw were
signs about how roadwork yet to come was paid for by the Stimulus.


Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 26, 2018 03:37 PM

---

There were some of those signs on Route 2 in CT when you left Norwich going to Hartford. Never saw a lick of work ever done on that part of the highway, but that sign stayed there for at least three years.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 26, 2018 03:41 PM (JUOKG)

322 Trump Drives Down Funemployment

Posted by: This... Is CNN at July 26, 2018 03:41 PM (6eEQ+)

323 300 Holy smokes. Now they say Cohen has over 100 tapes
of conversations. This guy was basically taping everyone. He
credibility is shot.

Posted by: WisRich at July 26, 2018 03:36 PM (G0vdT)

---

Losing a law license hasn't hurt the Clintons' or Obamas' any.

Posted by: SMH at July 26, 2018 03:41 PM (qy1p+)

324 301 Did you ever wonder why it's called a "parking" brake?

We called it an emergency brake.

An 'emergency' being pressing the brake pedal to the floor and still hurtling along while you say "F*CK!!!"

Posted by: Roy at July 26, 2018 03:41 PM (7n4KQ)

325 320 Cohen says he's doing it for his "family" AKA to save his own ass.
Posted by: Marcus T at July 26, 2018 03:41 PM (VpIIl)

as in, "la famiglia"?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 26, 2018 03:41 PM (AURKQ)

326 316 Facebook is poised to set a record with the single biggest one day loss in US stock market history.

Couldn't happen to a nicer group.
Posted by: JackStraw at July 26, 2018 03:40 PM (/tuJf)


I love it.

Everyone is doing great, but Facebook --> Faceplant.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 26, 2018 03:41 PM (8DwPe)

327 213
Also note the Dow has increased 1300 points in the last month
Posted by: Soothi at July 26, 2018 03:23 PM (o2Pn7)

And FaceChimp is down 20 percent. Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of fascists.

Posted by: joncelli, maybe not entirely serious at July 26, 2018 03:42 PM (RD7QR)

328 303
Obama driving? Mother Freaker can't even open an umbrella.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 26, 2018 03:38 PM (EZkQC)

But I knows how to operate an assault shot gun! boom! Bang!!! I does this shit all the time white boy!Bang! Bang!

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama - most cleverist president ever at July 26, 2018 03:42 PM (37IEG)

329 326 316 Facebook is poised to set a record with the single biggest one day loss in US stock market history.

Couldn't happen to a nicer group.
Posted by: JackStraw at July 26, 2018 03:40 PM (/tuJf)

I love it.

Everyone is doing great, but Facebook --> Faceplant.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 26, 2018 03:41 PM (8DwPe)


Hold my beer.

Posted by: Twitter at July 26, 2018 03:42 PM (7n4KQ)

330 The books move into satellite tech is cool. This is definitely a buying opportunity. The cloud is good for "ordinary" business, but the latency for things, such as autonomous vehicles, is way too slow. Someone needs to drop those numbers by a factor of 10. I could see the IoT using what they are throwing money at as being a game changer. I wouldn't count the book out just yet. Money makes the world go-round.

Posted by: goon at July 26, 2018 03:42 PM (PEcU2)

331
Losing a law license hasn't hurt the Clintons' or Obamas' any.

Posted by: SMH at July 26, 2018 03:41 PM (qy1p+)


He ain't exactley Clinton or Obama

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 26, 2018 03:42 PM (10vO4)

332 Losing a law license hasn't hurt the Clintons' or Obamas' any.
Posted by: SMH at July 26, 2018 03:41 PM (qy1p+)

Yeah, but they were Presidents. Cohen is just a New York City shyster who has to work for a living.

Posted by: WisRich at July 26, 2018 03:42 PM (G0vdT)

333 I'm watching BBC and they just had a Scottish weathergirl on.

I'm wondering where the Scots go to learn that accent, it's so delightful.

There must be special schools or something.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 26, 2018 03:43 PM (fuK7c)

334 Facebook is poised to set a record with the single biggest one day loss in US stock market history.

Couldn't happen to a nicer group.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 26, 2018 03:40 PM


Unfriends Jack Straw!!!!111!!!

Posted by: Hysterical Leftist at July 26, 2018 03:43 PM (LOgQ4)

335 My man Friedman theorized that inflation could be maintained at zero by controlling the supply of money.

But he readily admitted he had no idea how to go about it.

I do believe that inflation is just too much currency chasing too few goods.
Posted by: ScoggDog at July 26, 2018 03:36 PM (hNICT)

----------------

Nah, Friedman was right, as we just saw about 6-7 years worth of negative examples of. When you artificially increase the supply, you diminish the value. Think World markets, not just U.S.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 26, 2018 03:43 PM (b3Pum)

336 One more humor related thing...some comedians and others did parodies of Trump's all cap tweet and many were genuinely funny. I expected them to be snark, but many, many weren't. I think Daily Mail has captured some of the funniest. But it was yesterday, iirc.

It reminded me of when we used to make fun of all our Presidents. Enjoyable.

Posted by: platypus, gumdrop gorilla channel at July 26, 2018 03:43 PM (ezX5B)

337 >>I love it.

>>Everyone is doing great, but Facebook --> Faceplant.

Zuckerberg alone has lost something like $17 billion today.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 26, 2018 03:43 PM (/tuJf)

338 Sure, 4.5% growth. Sure, record low unemployment.
Sure, Korean War remains coming home, no more rocket tests, commitment
to denuclearize, with a non-indulgent master watching over the substance
and pace. Sure, ISIS mostly destroyed. Sure, most dangerous foreign
adversary (Iran) reeling on all fronts, after being indulged and saved
by the idiot predecessor. Sure, capital repatriating due to tax reform.
Sure, major trading partners playing ball due to pressure (and playing
ball on non-trade issues as well).


I mean, decency! Decency, man!




Posted by: rhomboid at July 26, 2018 03:38 PM

---

Other than roads what have the Romans ever did for us?

Posted by: Reg at July 26, 2018 03:43 PM (JUOKG)

339 293 Holy smokes. Now they say Cohen has over 100 tapes of conversations. This guy was basically taping everyone. He credibility is shot."

Yeah, and the funny part is that apparently a lot of those tapes include his off the record conversations with a lot of reporters. I'll bet the story won't seem as virtuousto them when they find out they're the other voice on the tape, the lawyer they were talking to never told them he was taping.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 26, 2018 03:43 PM (k1TUh)

340 Right then and there, I should have gone into the sign making business, selling them Government. Cuz for several years, all I saw were signs about how roadwork yet to come was paid for by the Stimulus.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 26, 2018 03:37 PM (b3Pum)
-------------
My son and I have a running joke that these intersection-roundabout builders are all going to be rich- wish I had seen that boom coming, all of North GA will soon be one big roundabout.

Glad to hear things are looking up for you!

Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs, still needs a new Nic! at July 26, 2018 03:44 PM (YMGG3)

341 I think Nunes is quite serious. Not so sure about all the rest, though I think some of them (Jordan, Goodlatte, Grassley) also seem pretty sincere.


No way the bulk of the FISA app redactions don't go away, it'll happen.


And thinking the next arrests will still be peripheral people, like Wolfe at the SSCI. The leak investigations have had their time, appear to have used some "tracer" tricks, should be ready to go. Big players - actual FISA abuse stuff - have no idea. But let's see Congress sit there and do nothing when senior people are charged/convicted of abusing the system with so few safeguards.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 26, 2018 03:44 PM (QDnY+)

342 I can picture Obama driving with a flat hat 20 miles an hour under the speed limit.

Posted by: Northernlurker lurkier than ever at July 26, 2018 03:44 PM (nBr1j)

343 313
This unbridled economic growth, successful trade negotiations, and putting Putin in a box MUST STOP!!!!



FOR THE CHILDREN!!!!

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 26, 2018 03:32 PM (Boy/L)



FOR THE PEOPLE!!!!

Posted by: The DNC at July 26, 2018 03:39 PM (QfqyL)

For the Reich!

Posted by: Franz Liebkind at July 26, 2018 03:44 PM (37IEG)

344 >>316
Facebook is poised to set a record with the single biggest one day loss in US stock market history.



Couldn't happen to a nicer group.

Posted by: JackStraw

TSLA down as well. I'll be in my bunk for awhile.

Posted by: Under Fire at July 26, 2018 03:44 PM (r9UYA)

345 TRUMP IS TRYING TO CORNER THE FROZEN ORANGE JUICE MARKET! ENOULEMENTS CLAUSE11L111!!!

Posted by: CLARENCE BEEKS at July 26, 2018 03:44 PM (BzaCu)

346 Point taken.

Posted by: SMH at July 26, 2018 03:44 PM (qy1p+)

347 Zuckerberg alone has lost something like $17 billion today.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 26, 2018 03:43 PM (/tuJf)


I lost 17 billion Bolivars today. Had a hole in my change pocket.

Posted by: Roy at July 26, 2018 03:44 PM (7n4KQ)

348 "Right, super low interest rates make investment only an option for the super rich."
Therein lies the problem of ZIRP for a decade. Most large corps have massive debt. Even small rate increases will cripple or bankrupt a bunch and there goes the stock market.
All of this was easily predicted as fallout from the 2008 bailouts but they did it anyway.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 26, 2018 03:44 PM (UBzPO)

349 293 Holy smokes. Now they say Cohen has over 100 tapes of conversations. This guy was basically taping everyone. He credibility is shot.
Posted by: WisRich at July 26, 2018 03:36 PM (G0vdT)


Nah. He can be counsel for various Democrat malefactors who lean into the microphone and intone, "No, of course I didn't do anything like that. That would be WRONG."

And then check to make sure the mic picked it up.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 26, 2018 03:44 PM (8DwPe)

350 Sipping Slurpees in the ditch, Boss!

Posted by: Former President Cock Curious at July 26, 2018 03:44 PM (2Mnv1)

351 A lot of very successful, high-energy people somehow get by on about 4 hours of sleep at night, like PDT and Martha Stewart.

I honestly don't know how they do it.

Posted by: Jane D'oh


I can do it for a month or so. And I find it works better to take two 2-hour naps than one 4-hour one.

Biggest problem is dreams and reality start blending together. I remember doing things that I only did in my sleep.

But I'm not nearly as 29 as Trump is, and he can run like this all the time...

Posted by: mikeski at July 26, 2018 03:45 PM (P1f+c)

352 How you give yourself an IOU I would not want to discuss.
I did that just last night!

Posted by: Anthony Weeener at July 26, 2018 03:45 PM (xBSm0)

353 (289) The problem is that the feedback loop hysteresis timing is longer than the current aggregate average human attention span.

It's like a mushy, slushy cable shifter compared to a solid mechanical all metal expensive one.

(290) On what? Dude could hardly operate a bicycle.

Posted by: ro-man at July 26, 2018 03:45 PM (RuIsu)

354 93 million Americans will die every day from Trump's economy.

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at July 26, 2018 03:45 PM (ATVNj)

355
Nunes is all in. If the deep state wins he's toast.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 26, 2018 03:45 PM (10vO4)

356
I'm watching BBC and they just had a Scottish weathergirl on.



I'm wondering where the Scots go to learn that accent, it's so delightful.



There must be special schools or something.


Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 26, 2018 03:43 PM

---

We don't have accents, you people have the accents, we talk normal.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 26, 2018 03:46 PM (JUOKG)

357 Sipping Slurpees in the ditch, Boss!
Posted by: Former President Cock Curious

Where'd you get a straw, boy?

Posted by: Bruce at July 26, 2018 03:46 PM (8ikIW)

358 So, if Mueller indicts the President for tweeting that his witch hunt is a witch hunt, but nothing else, then...damn, that Catch 22 is one helluva catch.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at July 26, 2018 03:46 PM (Y24LV)

359 Old f-150 in summer one year it hit 100 degrees, my driveway goes up hill from the road by maybe 4 feet in might. Truck was parked and as it cooled down the brake let go and truck coasted down the driveway.

Posted by: Skip at July 26, 2018 03:46 PM (pHfeF)

360 Other than roads what have the Romans ever did for us?


Posted by: Reg at July 26, 2018 03:43 PM (JUOKG)



Gave me a grandmother I barely could understand.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 26, 2018 03:46 PM (9Om/r)

361 Hold my beer.

Posted by: Twitter at July 26, 2018 03:42 PM (7n4KQ)

Pedo.

Posted by: Elon Musk at July 26, 2018 03:46 PM (UBzPO)

362 https://tinyurl.com/y7zac66o
calm mentor's go fund me

Posted by: notsothoreau at July 26, 2018 03:46 PM (JKNZq)

363 >>I love it.

>>Everyone is doing great, but Facebook --> Faceplant.

Zuckerberg alone has lost something like $17 billion today.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 26, 2018 03:43 PM (/tuJf)
...............

Uh-oh. Pretty soon he won't be able to afford Proactiv.

Posted by: wth at July 26, 2018 03:46 PM (HgMAr)

364 Nunes is all in. If the deep state wins he's toast.
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 26, 2018 03:45 PM (10vO4)

---

Seems we all will be a bit on the burnt side if that happens.

Posted by: SMH at July 26, 2018 03:47 PM (qy1p+)

365
I'll believe FaceBook is finished when the majority of Americans discover the "CC:'' function of email. Rocket science stuff.

Send thoughts and pics to a select few. What a concept.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at July 26, 2018 03:47 PM (LOgQ4)

366 Yeah, and the funny part is that apparently a lot of those tapes include his off the record conversations with a lot of reporters. I'll bet the story won't seem as virtuousto them when they find out they're the other voice on the tape, the lawyer they were talking to never told them he was taping.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 26, 2018 03:43 PM (k1TUh)


Trump's tweet was a master troll. I wonder if he has any tapes with reporters.

Trump knows exactly what Cohen has.

Posted by: blaster at July 26, 2018 03:47 PM (Z5y53)

367 I'm wondering where the Scots go to learn that accent, it's so delightful.

There must be special schools or something.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 26, 2018 03:43 PM (fuK7c)


About the only thing I distinctly remember about Miami Vice was the Sheena Easton episodes, and they are generally considered to be the worst. Don't remember the plot, just remember her voice and accent. Not a good idea to mention to your wife that you just fell in love.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at July 26, 2018 03:47 PM (kUmUV)

368 Growth will be 4.5%
Q3 = 3.7%

MSM Headline: GDP Craters. Down 18%

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at July 26, 2018 03:47 PM (q1VoB)

369 I think just about all economists now agree that a slight amount of inflation - say 1 or 2% - is desirable in a growing economy. It's not big enough to cause disruptions, and it appears to aid in growth. The trick is to keep it from ever going over that amount.

Trying to go to a zero level risks tipping a country into deflation, and that has always turned out to be quite destructive whenever it sets in.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 26, 2018 03:47 PM (k1TUh)

370 324
We called it an emergency brake.

An 'emergency' being pressing the brake pedal to the floor and still hurtling along while you say "F*CK!!!"
Posted by: Roy at July 26, 2018 03:41 PM (7n4KQ)


Yes, I had to stop my car once with the emergency brake.

It worked.

Posted by: rickl at July 26, 2018 03:48 PM (xjiRE)

371 Hi! Four-hour sleeper here. PT at 0400. I love it.

Posted by: Marcus T at July 26, 2018 03:48 PM (VpIIl)

372
Other than roads what have the Romans ever did for us?
Posted by: Reg at July 26, 2018 03:43 PM (JUOKG)

Well according to Piglosi the roads allowed PAul to mail all of those letters he wrote.

Posted by: MAC SOG and nothing will happen at July 26, 2018 03:48 PM (czkHE)

373 All Scottish weather girls are gingers and wear tight sweaters. God love'em, they make the sun shine.

Posted by: goon at July 26, 2018 03:48 PM (PEcU2)

374 I'm wondering where the Scots go to learn that accent, it's so delightful.
_________________________________________________

Simple. Listening to Fat Bastard in the Austin Powers movies and Groundskeeper Willie from the Simpsons.

Posted by: Jackie Stewart, Formula 1 Racecar Driver at July 26, 2018 03:48 PM (ATVNj)

375 I can picture Obama driving with a flat hat 20 miles an hour under the speed limit.

Posted by: Northernlurker lurkier than ever at July 26, 2018 03:44 PM (nBr1j)


A rickshaw goes that fast?

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 26, 2018 03:49 PM (9Om/r)

376 >Everyone is doing great, but Facebook --> Faceplant.

(Stares quietly)
(Stares quietly)
(Stares quietly)
(Snags fly with 18 inch tongue)
(Stares quietly)

Posted by: Zuckerborg at July 26, 2018 03:49 PM (37IEG)

377 lol. Cohen also recorded his recent discussion with Chris Blowmo. After he told them he wan't. hahahahaha

Posted by: Marcus T at July 26, 2018 03:49 PM (VpIIl)

378 Four-hour sleep.

I remember those days.

Posted by: SMH at July 26, 2018 03:49 PM (qy1p+)

379
Seems we all will be a bit on the burnt side if that happens.

Posted by: SMH at July 26, 2018 03:47 PM (qy1p+)


Yeah but his toasting will be very public

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 26, 2018 03:49 PM (10vO4)

380 Well according to Piglosi the roads allowed PAul to mail all of those letters he wrote.
Posted by: MAC SOG

Also how Dominos could get you a pizza in 45 days or less

Posted by: Bruce at July 26, 2018 03:50 PM (8ikIW)

381 376 >Everyone is doing great, but Facebook --> Faceplant.

(Stares quietly)
(Stares quietly)
(Stares quietly)
(Snags fly with 18 inch tongue)
(Stares quietly)

Posted by: Zuckerborg at July 26, 2018 03:49 PM (37IEG)

----

LOL!

Threadwinner.

Posted by: SMH at July 26, 2018 03:50 PM (qy1p+)

382 The other good news is the ChiComs are getting out of the West Coast Real Estate Market. Plunging home costs on top of Trumping Economy and shitloads of shit on the streets of LA and SF. Snow Flake heads will explode.

Posted by: Jiffy at July 26, 2018 03:50 PM (2LelM)

383 And have a picture to prove years ago on Pa Turnpike, older black guy was driving a Volvo with a tire blown doing 60mph. This went on for miles until he was driving on the rim and sparks a flying. At the toll booth thought he would pull over but paid and continued on his way never stopping that I saw.

Posted by: Skip at July 26, 2018 03:50 PM (pHfeF)

384 If its not Scottish, its crap!

Also, Amy Pond.

Posted by: blaster at July 26, 2018 03:50 PM (Z5y53)

385 (Snags fly with 18 inch tongue)
(Stares quietly)

Posted by: Zuckerborg at July 26, 2018 03:49 PM (37IEG)
............

OMG I'm in love!

Posted by: Stormy Mudflaps at July 26, 2018 03:50 PM (HgMAr)

386 My son and I have a running joke that these intersection-roundabout builders are all going to be rich- wish I had seen that boom coming, all of North GA will soon be one big roundabout.

Glad to hear things are looking up for you!
Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs, still needs a new Nic! at July 26, 2018 03:44 PM (YMGG3)

--------------

Thank you, Sir! My email is in my nic. Could you drop me one, please? I had a phone wipeout last summer and lost about 14 years worth of contact info.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 26, 2018 03:51 PM (b3Pum)

387 372
Other than roads what have the Romans ever did for us?
Posted by: Reg at July 26, 2018 03:43 PM (JUOKG)
--------------------
Romans didn't build those roads - government did.

Posted by: Jiffy - Pocahontas at July 26, 2018 03:52 PM (2LelM)

388 Trying to go to a zero level risks tipping a country
into deflation, and that has always turned out to be quite destructive
whenever it sets in.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 26, 2018 03:47 PM (k1TUh)

We've been in uncharted territory for several years now. The debate about which event of the day is going to be inflationary or deflationary has been ongoing on financial blogs for a while too, but again, circumstances today are totally uncharted territory.I wonder if the answer is both. What if what we've been experiencing the past few years has been events that are both inflationary AND deflationary at the same time, effectively cancelling each other out.


Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 26, 2018 03:52 PM (UBzPO)

389
All Scottish weather girls are gingers and wear tight sweaters. God love'em, they make the sun shine.

Posted by: goon at July 26, 2018 03:48 PM (PEcU2)


Just did an image search. Evidently they only have three weather girls and they pretty much look like the weather in Scotland

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 26, 2018 03:52 PM (10vO4)

390 356
I'm watching BBC and they just had a Scottish weathergirl on.



I'm wondering where the Scots go to learn that accent, it's so delightful.



There must be special schools or something.

--
My wife is watching a BBC police show set in Scotland on Netflix (Sheffield?). She has to leave the subtitles on so she can follow it. I normally don't have any trouble, but as God is my witness, the scene I watched reminded me of the Cajun(?) assistant coach from 'Waterboy'.

Posted by: Kristian Holvoet at July 26, 2018 03:52 PM (uGiHE)

391 My daily email from the NYT. All negative on the EU deal, and that meanie Trump is going to stop the forgiveness of students who own on student loans. And that meanie.........

Posted by: Colin at July 26, 2018 03:53 PM (cs390)

392 Yes, I had to stop my car once with the emergency brake.

It worked.
Posted by: rickl at July 26, 2018 03:48 PM (xjiRE)

I was in a dire situation of basically bingo fuel on an interstate highway. Downhill all the way to the next gas station exit, but heavy traffic stop/start the whole way.

So i shut the engine off, put it in neutral, and used the handbrake to rutch down the highway a few feet at a time for a mile or so using Galileo Power.

I think the big truck behind me was confused at first at the no-brake-lights thing, then cottoned on eventually.

My arm was actually a little bit tired by the time i got to the station...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 26, 2018 03:53 PM (AURKQ)

393 Romans didn't build those roads - government did.
Posted by: Jiffy - Pocahontas

That's okay, as long as they didn't use slave labor

Posted by: Bruce at July 26, 2018 03:53 PM (8ikIW)

394 388
Trying to go to a zero level risks tipping a country

into deflation, and that has always turned out to be quite destructive

whenever it sets in.



Posted by: Tom Servo at July 26, 2018 03:47 PM (k1TUh)

Putting too many men and too much equipment on one side of Guam risks tipping the island.

Posted by: Hank Johnson Congress Critter & Super Genius at July 26, 2018 03:53 PM (37IEG)

395 Get ready for the "dark side" of the recovery.

Posted by: Max Power at July 26, 2018 03:54 PM (q177U)

396 Yeah, but they were Presidents. Cohen is just a New York City shyster who has to work for a living.

Posted by: WisRich at July 26, 2018 03:42 PM (G0vdT)
************************
He'll get a gig at CNN or Tom Steyer will write him nice big check. I don't think cohen cares about his law license.

Posted by: redridinghood at July 26, 2018 03:54 PM (PvFoN)

397 Mexican weather girls > Scottish weather girls

Posted by: Roland THTG at July 26, 2018 03:54 PM (xBSm0)

398 Everyone is doing great, but Facebook --> Faceplant.

(Stares quietly)
(Stares quietly)
(Stares quietly)
(Snags fly with 18 inch tongue)
(Stares quietly)

Posted by: Zuckerborg at July 26, 2018 03:49 PM (37IEG)

----

LOL!

Threadwinner.
Posted by: SMH


He could have had any chick he wanted at the bar with that trick.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 26, 2018 03:54 PM (7/YOc)

399 I'm pretty sure that the Roman's wish that they could have a do-over.

Posted by: goon at July 26, 2018 03:54 PM (PEcU2)

400 Romans didn't build those roads - government did.
Posted by: Jiffy - Pocahontas at July 26, 2018 03:52 PM (2LelM)

Senatus Deplorablusque Romanem

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 26, 2018 03:54 PM (AURKQ)

401 NOOD

Posted by: Bruce at July 26, 2018 03:55 PM (8ikIW)

402 I'm hearing from multiple sources inside the Trump Administration that they now expect the GDP number to be over 18%. Anything under 15% is going to be a big disappointment.

Posted by: Steve LiesMan, CNBC Financial Narrative Engineer at July 26, 2018 03:55 PM (XcgmW)

403 My wife is watching a BBC police show set in Scotland on Netflix (Sheffield?)....
Posted by: Kristian Holvoet at July 26, 2018 03:52 PM (uGiHE)

BBC is a thing in Scotland too?

Posted by: JoeF. at July 26, 2018 03:55 PM (y8Foj)

404 Most people in Scotland I understand okay.....But getting on a bus in the hither-lands and asking the driver if this bus went so and so....who knows what he said, so I just sat down and prayed.

Posted by: Colin at July 26, 2018 03:55 PM (cs390)

405 397
Mexican weather girls > Scottish weather girls


Posted by: Roland THTG

I would like to impregnate Yanet Garcia

Posted by: Under Fire at July 26, 2018 03:56 PM (r9UYA)

406 384 If its not Scottish, its crap!

Also, Amy Pond.
Posted by: blaster

2 words Rose Leslie

Posted by: wrg500 at July 26, 2018 03:56 PM (Bdeb0)

407
Whip
Inflation
Now!

Posted by: Gerald Ford at July 26, 2018 03:57 PM (QfqyL)

408 He could have had any chick he wanted at the bar with that trick.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 26, 2018 03:54 PM (7/YOc)

You'd think, wouldn't you. But all he did was sit and STARE AT ME!

Posted by: Zuckerborg's date at July 26, 2018 03:57 PM (37IEG)

409 You are supposed to use the parking brake even with automatic transmission ( I am guilty of this ) as it keeps pressure off the transmission while stationary.

Posted by: Skip at July 26, 2018 03:57 PM (pHfeF)

410 Yes, I had to stop my car once with the emergency brake.

It worked.
Posted by: rickl at July 26, 2018 03:48 PM (xjiRE)


I had to do it once, too. Fuel pump gave out, so no power steering, no power brakes on a large van, and I was on a winding mountain road.

I managed to steer to the precipitous shoulder through main strength, literally standing on the brake pedal and pulling up on the steering wheel to generate as much force as possible while simultaneously gradually engaging the emergency brake until the van came to a stop.

I needed a stiff drink after that one.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 26, 2018 03:57 PM (8DwPe)

411 Our weather gels coom in three sizes:

Wee, Nae so wee, and freagin' hyoooge!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 26, 2018 03:58 PM (AURKQ)

412 So, if Mueller indicts the President for tweeting that his witch hunt is a witch hunt, but nothing else, then...damn, that Catch 22 is one helluva catch.




When I read that about Twitter, I first thought it had to be a joke. I don't see how they pull that off. Laws have not kept up with technology, and I would think there's an easy out on this.

It seems like a desperate move; and, also a brilliant move. Trump's tweets have undercut sewage media narrative...been a cudgel. So it may be more about stopping his future tweets. JMO. Although, I think it may just make Trump more circumspect, and that is not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it would increase his power a bit.

So, bring it on.

Posted by: platypus, gumdrop gorilla channel at July 26, 2018 03:58 PM (ezX5B)

413 409 You are supposed to use the parking brake even with automatic transmission ( I am guilty of this ) as it keeps pressure off the transmission while stationary.
Posted by: Skip at July 26, 2018 03:57 PM (pHfeF)


Notice on TV and movies that no one EVER uses the parking brake?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 26, 2018 03:58 PM (8DwPe)

414 Isn't Scotland full of socialism?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 26, 2018 03:59 PM (IqV8l)

415 Now they say Cohen has over 100 tapes of conversations.

"Say, what was the name of our mouthpiece again?"
--Sonny 'icepick Carbone

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 26, 2018 03:59 PM (39g3+)

416 400 Romans didn't build those roads - government did.
Posted by: Jiffy - Pocahontas at July 26, 2018 03:52 PM (2LelM)

Senatus Deplorablusque Romanem
Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 26, 2018 03:54 PM (AURKQ)


Office of the Consul-Elect?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at July 26, 2018 03:59 PM (8DwPe)

417 409 You are supposed to use the parking brake even with automatic transmission ( I am guilty of this ) as it keeps pressure off the transmission while stationary.
Posted by: Skip at July 26, 2018 03:57 PM (pHfeF)

Only serial killers, NPR contributors, and people who non-ironically wear seersucker use the parking brake on automatic transmissions.

(but yeah, you are supposed to.)

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 26, 2018 04:00 PM (AURKQ)

418 My wife is watching a BBC police show set in Scotland on Netflix (Sheffield?)....
Posted by: Kristian Holvoet at July 26, 2018 03:52 PM (uGiHE)


I watched that a few years back. The thing with the Scottish accent is it takes my ears or brain time to adjust. Sometimes it is too thick. Thank goodness for close captioned.

Posted by: platypus, gumdrop gorilla channel at July 26, 2018 04:00 PM (ezX5B)

419 Isn't Scotland full of socialism?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 26, 2018 03:59 PM (IqV8l)

Scotland has an Airgun Registry, of course it is.

Posted by: Surfperch at July 26, 2018 04:00 PM (QfqyL)

420 Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 26, 2018 03:53 PM (AURKQ)

Wow; That's quite something. Congratulations for surviving.

I am convinced it is some sort of manly thing to see how far one can go on a quarter of a tank of gas. I often tell my husband, "Don't you think you should get some gas? You have a 1/8th of a tank. (This is because I do not want us to run out of gas on the highway). He says "No; It can make it back and forth from work. We''ll get some tomorrow."
We never have run out of gas together, but I'm convinced it only because God is with him that he hasn't had vehicle accident . Riding down the NJ turnpike with no hear and using a little plug in fan thing so that he can see through a whole on the windshield

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 26, 2018 04:02 PM (AllCR)

421 If I was Zuckenberg I would have done a Steve Wozniak and took my money and ran when Facebook became basically the sole player in social media. Once you reach the pinnacle there is only one direction left to go. Of course I am easily bored so I'd want to start over and attempt to build something else that was a passion.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 26, 2018 04:03 PM (EZkQC)

422 418 My wife is watching a BBC police show set in Scotland on Netflix (Sheffield?)....
Posted by: Kristian Holvoet at July 26, 2018 03:52 PM (uGiHE)


I watched that a few years back. The thing with the Scottish accent is it takes my ears or brain time to adjust. Sometimes it is too thick. Thank goodness for close captioned.
Posted by: platypus, gumdrop gorilla channel at July 26, 2018 04:00 PM (ezX5B)

Is that "Shetland"?

From what little I know, even other Scots have trouble understanding the more northern islandy accents (shetland, orkney, etc.)

I think some people up that way still even speak the non-english, non-celtic, norse derived local languages, whatever the hell they're called.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 26, 2018 04:04 PM (AURKQ)

423 I use the parking break when I'm running from Russian assassins and need to do a 180.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 26, 2018 04:04 PM (EZkQC)

424 Ryan gave McCarthy the kiss of death with his endorsement. I think Jordan may have a chance.

Posted by: Under Fire at July 26, 2018 04:05 PM (r9UYA)

425 414 Isn't Scotland full of socialism? '

It ain't full of stars, that's for sure.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 26, 2018 04:06 PM (k1TUh)

426 420-Opps' Hit the button too soon

through a hole in the windsheld while there's snow and ice all over the rest of the windshield?!! I think this is many's men's version of "I walked five miles uphill to get to school": " I survived a 1971 Ford with no heat in a winter while driving down a highway where it seems like everyone is trying to kill everyone before they kill you to get to their destination."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 26, 2018 04:06 PM (AllCR)

427 I survived a 1971 Ford with no heat in a winter while driving down a highway where it seems like everyone is trying to kill everyone before they kill you to get to their destination."
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 26, 2018 04:06 PM (AllCR)

78 or 287, I'm guessing....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 26, 2018 04:08 PM (AURKQ)

428 The economy is doing better because of racism. Under Obama white people held onto their money to make the economy suffer and make the First Black President look bad. Under Trump they spend freely. Except for the Jews, they still hang onto their gold.
Even so, White Privilege. is on display. Any fool can see it.

Posted by: This Post Brought to You by the Racial Grievance Industry at July 26, 2018 04:10 PM (cTzpj)

429 What if what we've been experiencing the past few years has been events that are both inflationary AND deflationary at the same time, effectively cancelling each other out."

There's some good evidence that we've managed to do exactly that - the huge productivity gains made over the last few years have been deflationary, as goods get cheaper and cheaper to produce, but our monetary policy has been profoundly inflationary. By the rights of things, we really should have fallen off this tightrope long ago.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 26, 2018 04:11 PM (k1TUh)

430 I gonna cryyyyy!!!!!!

Posted by: Don Lemon at July 26, 2018 04:12 PM (qlTN9)

431 Except for the Jews, they still hang onto their gold.

This is total bullshit!
They bought up all the weather machines.

Posted by: Roland THTG at July 26, 2018 04:14 PM (xBSm0)

432 captain bullshit BTFO again

Posted by: x at July 26, 2018 04:18 PM (nFwvY)

433 osted by: Warai-otoko at July 26, 2018 04:08 PM (AURKQ)

Close; I pray a lot when I have to travel down 78 in rush hour to Newark, but it was actually the New Jersey Turnpike with his car.

I think I want to move to a town in a state far away where rush hour at most consists of three cars at a stoplight-not 287, not 78 and not the NJ Turnpike.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 26, 2018 04:19 PM (AllCR)

434 Establishment-backed GOP U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir falsely claimed in a fundraising letter that she drives a Ford, when, in reality, she drives a Toyota, Breitbart News has learned. In addition,
in at least one campaign video, her campaign--while she is driving her Toyota Camry--appears to blur the Toyota logo on her steering wheel. In
another video that features her car, she keeps the trunk open, hiding the Toyota logo on the back bumper.

This is the GOP.

Posted by: Under Fire



Back when Buchanan, by all American all the time, was running for prezzie he was forced to stop driving his Mercedes and buy an American car.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 26, 2018 04:35 PM (iuoTc)

(Jump to top of page)






Processing 0.05, elapsed 0.0554 seconds.
14 queries taking 0.0097 seconds, 442 records returned.
Page size 214 kb.
Powered by Minx 0.7 alpha.



MuNuvians
MeeNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat