The Morning Report - 5/14/19

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Good morning kids. Top story for Tuesday is the market's and the Democrat-Left-Media Complex's reaction to the Dow's 617-point dump yesterday over China-US trade/tariff "wars" for lack of a better word. On the practical level, this President is doing the 100% correct thing. For decades, America has willingly allowed the shuttering of vast swathes of its once indomitable manufacturing sector and let it move lock, stock and barrel overseas. The reasons are myriad and there's enough guilt to go around. Whether it was unreasonable demands of the formerly powerful trade unions to the massive expansion of the regulatory state (OSHA, EPA, et al), to the corporate mantra of the cheapest labor possible no matter the consequences at home, suffice it to say there were third world shit-holes eager to take advantage of it. Largest of all was China, who now holds trillions of dollars of our debt. So, for the past 40 years, as they have expanded their industrial base and prowess (much of it via industrial spying and theft, by the way) at the expense of ours, the American consumer has built his life around the ready availability of cheap goods manufactured there. And as the Chinese consumer has become prosperous enough to the extent that he too can afford goods, his government has made buying products still manufactured in America virtually unaffordable due to impossibly expensive tariffs or outright bans on the sale of our products. As the saying goes, "that's not cricket."

Along with the aforementioned, America has willingly been taking it in the shorts, in economic and even foreign policy, for decades. Rush Limbaugh attributes this as part of the post-World War 2 attitude among America's self-appointed elite (whose epicenter was and remains in the State Department) who pray at the altar of globalism that it is dangerous to allow America to be the lone superpower and that our dominance in every sphere - including trade - is grossly unfair. Look at the words and deeds of the past four US administrations, especially the Obama 8-Year Reign of Error. Each of those Presidents did something to either actively or passively screw the American worker and American enterprise. Some worse than others.

Trump is having none of this. He has looked upon all of this, not only in the past two years as President but over a lifetime as an American businessman and has declared that this insanity must stop. So the reaction is both knee-jerk and mindless insofar as whatever Trump does must be opposed reflexively without thought, and no doubt in Deep State and Krony Kapitalist quarters panic-stricken and enraging since it is aimed at cutting off the gravy train of those who have built their ill-gotten castles on a foundation of blood, bones and suffering of the average American worker. I refer you to the outstanding piece from Peter Skurkis at American Thinker at the end of the Economy section:

...What benefits the American worker -- fair trade policy and tight immigration control -- will initially hurt Big Biz and Wall Street. And the hurt will continue until the financial economy is scaled back to its proper size and is no longer allowed to the tail that wags the American economic dog. Until then, MAGA is at war with Big Biz and the bought-and-paid-for political establishment. And this explains much of the resistance to Trump's tariffs and trade position.

A closing observation says a lot. Thomas Donohue, the president of the Chamber of Commerce, is 80 years old. His board is pushing him to retire. The replacement they are looking at is former Congressman Paul Ryan. A perfect fit given the Chamber's agenda."

Q.E. fucking D.

Circling back to the reaction from the Dem-Media Complex, you will note that every talking head is parroting how tariffs are like taxes that will hurt the middle class and stifle business. And this is no doubt going to be a calculated, pre-digested line of attack they hope will cleave voters away from Trump in 2020. First, what is disgusting is that along with what the Chi-Coms are doing, the shenanigans of Putin and others in Venezuela, the Iranians acting up and even the Euro-Peons going against us is all because they are under the impression that despite the Mueller Report nothing-burger, Trump is under the gun and they should just wait out the next two years until a Democrat regains the White House and they can go on as usual pissing all over us as they did under Obama. Even with this hiccup, I do not see Trump losing in 2020 at all, especially given the utter freak show that is the Democrat Party and field of candidates.

Also, I think this rhetoric about "taxes/tariffs bad" is a perfect weapon for this President to throw back in their faces. A theoretical Tweet storm or speech:

"Happy that Democrats agree with me that taxes and tariffs are bad. To offset what the Chinese have done, I invite Democrats to make my Tax Cuts of last year permanent and to lower them across the board by another 50%. Also, decrease the size of the Federal bureaucracy to make business boom, bring back manufacturing to our shores and hire more workers for great jobs!"

Something like that, but good.

Moving on to the rest of the news, the other big story is AG William Barr appointing a US Attorney to start looking into the origins of the Russia hoax and investigation that it engendered. Related to this, I'm sure, is the revelation that Hunter Biden's co-conspirators in this shady yet lucrative China deal are Whitey Bulger's nephew and John Kerry's stepson. Whitey Bulger being a former partner in crime (so to speak) with one Robert Mueller. And speaking of John Kerry, Marco Rubio is calling for the Merry Widower to be hit with a Logan Act prosecution. There's more incest going on here than in Bro-Fo Omar's panty-girdles.

On to the border where ICE busts up a massive number of asylum-fraud scammers, New Mexico is getting swamped and Lindsay Graham wants to detain illegal alien kids for up to 100 days in some new bill.

The latest in Democrat Joo-Hatred, we have Bill De Bolshevik blaming Trump and Republicans for black people beating up Hassidic Jews in Brooklyn, equally chutz-pocritical is the Democrats demanding the GOP apologize to Rancida Tliban for her horrid remarks, a couple of other good essays on that bag of unreconstructed filth, and a warning about the self-gassing Jooz aligning with Islamic terrorists.

Civil War 2.0: White nationalist who hated Trump indicted for alleged death threats. But, but Charlottesville!

Politics: Black pols want Joey Bidet to grab Kamala-Toe for veep, Eliot Engel not a fan of his fellow party members, Obama hack-in-black greases wheels for election fraud in Florida, Joey Bidet embraces Hillary, is impeachment brilliant or nuts, and a good essay about South Africa as the Democrat model.

First Amendment: This Democrat Equality Act destroys religious freedom (as intended), two good outings from Victor Davis Hanson and Daniel Greenfield on the media, the new media and freedom of speech, FCC Chair Ajit Pai to dump robo-calls, and a DC author gets persecuted for exposing employee double-standards in the DC subway.

Guns: John Paul Stevens reveals, yet again and as if we didn't know, his loathing of the document he swore to defend.

Abortion: Bearded clam Brian Sims forced to clam up after backlash over his persecuting old ladies and teeny-boppers, Mary Clogginstein reins supreme in Montpelier, and Dems speak the truth about infanticide, accidentally.

Foreign Desk: US blames Iran for sabotage of Gulf shipping, Michael Ledeen analyzes the situation, two pieces on Trump and Hungary's PM Orban, Chi-Coms have a million Muslims in concentration camps and the Left and Middle East governments yawn, anti-Maduro forces take over embassies in Caracas, David Harsanyi on why Israel matters in light of the Rancida Tliban row, and how a US citizen could take over Libya.

DEE-Fense: Big, beautiful, luxurious lasers (the best!) and Congress wants Russkies and Chi-Coms accountable with their nukes before new nuke START treaty approved.

Domestic News: Seattle and California transforming into third world shit-holes before our eyes.

The Economy: Analysis of the latest Chi-Com -US trade war exchange, and Nelson Muntz laughter as the socialist food co-op totally fails in Mr. De Bolshevik's neighborhood.

Crime and Punishment: DC at the bottom for drug abuse amid national epidemic and reefer madness at LAX even with legalized pot in California.

Healthcare: Democrats and illegals make measles great again, Kamala-Toe wants you to pay for illegal aliens' insurance which you cannot have, and if Trump is for it, the left is against it, even if it helps the people the AARP allegedly represent.

Education: With a name like Roger Scruton, you know it's good and in the water-is-wet department, NYU hates Jews. Meh, these days I'll bet SJP is even a thing at Yeshiva University.

Red Greens: Maryland AG Frosh is part of this Bloomberg plot to use state AGs to persecute oil companies, Bill Nye, the non-scientist Mr. Softee doppelganger goes on a profanity-laced tirade about global warming, and Chiquita Khruschev, fresh from being humiliated over her 12 years until doom prediction, sez Joey Bidet's plan is a non-starter.

Actual Science and Tech: Jeff Bezos supports PDT's lunar lander and even has one of his own.

Feminazi and Transgender Psychosis: Tranny freak weightlifter stripped of 4 world records for his/her unclean jerk.

Hither and Yon: Leftist gamers freak out over Nintendo opening a store in Tel Aviv and getting Joo-cooties, Christian Toto not high on gender-swapping flicks, the modern bonfire of the vanities and finally, a 95-year-old World War 2 veteran passes away on the return trip from DC on an Honor Flight. RIP, sir.

Anyway, links from around the world, across the nation and up your street. Have a better one and remain blessed.

NOTE: The opinions expressed in some links may or may not reflect my own. I include them because of their relevance to the discussion of a particular issue.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at 07:44 AM




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1 Good morning, horde!

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 14, 2019 07:44 AM (81OU+)

2 fiirst.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 14, 2019 07:45 AM (JUOKG)

3 I still start every morning with Snap, Crackle, and Pop.


Unfortunately, now it's my neck, back, and knees.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 14, 2019 07:46 AM (oVJmc)

4 Good Morning Morons

Posted by: Vic at May 14, 2019 07:46 AM (mpXpK)

5 JJ, thanks for the news we can use, fantastic effort on your part as always!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 14, 2019 07:46 AM (3hr5B)

6 Morning JJ wtfo??

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 14, 2019 07:46 AM (JFO2v)

7 G'mornin' Horde !

Sunny, 38 degrees.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez asks,who is painting these concentric circles on my back all the time ? at May 14, 2019 07:46 AM (isI7q)

8
True to his word, AG Barr has launched an investigation into the so-called Russia witch-hunt and and the Trump election spying.

Posted by: Vic at May 14, 2019 07:47 AM (mpXpK)

9 Morning Horde!

Posted by: Tonypete at May 14, 2019 07:48 AM (Q/obp)

10 Ace reported on the massive increase in black hate crimes against Jews in NYC. DeCommio blames Trump and the GOP for these black hate crimes.

Posted by: Vic at May 14, 2019 07:49 AM (mpXpK)

11 Effing SC. If you don't like the Apple App store with certified apps, buy a samsung PoS.

Funny the general reasoning behind this ruling would seem to apply to farcebook and twatter as well, but #It'sATax Robberts will see that never happens.

Off to take ancient truck to the shop!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 14, 2019 07:50 AM (3hr5B)

12 I dont care what the official sunrise time is on the weather channel.....The LIght only comes when the Morning Report is up .

May the light of Morning Report shies on John 'Moses" Durham today.

The journey of a 10,000 steps toward REAL justice begins today.

Posted by: Voter theater. at May 14, 2019 07:51 AM (lm+si)

13 Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 14, 2019 07:45 AM (JUOKG)

If you hadn't put in that second i you might have made it.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 14, 2019 07:52 AM (81OU+)

14 Moronin', Hourde!

Posted by: Hans O'Lo at May 14, 2019 07:52 AM (n6coQ)

15 Paul Ryan's dream job would be heading up the Gas Chamber of Krony Kapitalists, after servicing Tom Donahue, about whom DJT is overdue for a Twitter blast, at the glory hole so frequently.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 14, 2019 07:53 AM (y7DUB)

16 10 Ace reported on the massive increase in black hate crimes against Jews in NYC. DeCommio blames Trump and the GOP for these black hate crimes.

Posted by: Vic at May 14, 2019 07:49 AM (mpXpK)


It's still newsworthy, no?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 07:53 AM (zBaqJ)

17 SCOTUS ruled against Apple in allowing a civil lawsuit to go forward. Kavanaugh crossed over and ruled with the liberals on the court. I have no dog in this fight but it seems the legal challenge is FOS. If Apple fans are dissatisfied with the high prices for apps then they need to take their damn business elsewhere. Apple shit has always been excessively priced.

Posted by: Vic at May 14, 2019 07:53 AM (mpXpK)

18 Good morning!

Whitey Bulger's nephew --- would that by Billy Bulger's son? Whitey's brother Billy was a long-time, big time MA state political mover and shaker. It was strange, Billy the popular, powerful guy at the MA state house while his brother was a notorious criminal. So, of course the Bulger's have a hand in a money-grabbing enterprise.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Bulger

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2019 07:54 AM (W+vEI)

19 Oh my, JJ. I'll be reading links all day! That's alright. Keeps me away from housework.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 07:54 AM (lwiT4)

20 16 10 Ace reported on the massive increase in black hate crimes against Jews in NYC. DeCommio blames Trump and the GOP for these black hate crimes.

Posted by: Vic at May 14, 2019 07:49 AM (mpXpK)


It's still newsworthy, no?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 07:53 AM (zBaqJ)


Seems that both points are?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 14, 2019 07:54 AM (3hr5B)

21 I dont care what the official sunrise time is on the weather channel.....The LIght only comes when the Morning Report is up .



Absolutely.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 07:55 AM (lwiT4)

22 I coulda been somebody. I coulda been a contender.

Posted by: JAS at May 14, 2019 07:55 AM (KOCKb)

23 China, who now holds $22 trillion dollars our debt.

The last I saw was less than $7T. And you know the old saying, Owe $50K and the bank owns you, owe $50M and you own the bank.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 14, 2019 07:56 AM (yQpMk)

24 22 I coulda been somebody. I coulda been a contender.

Posted by: JAS at May 14, 2019 07:55 AM (KOCKb)

Ya snooze
Ya lose

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 14, 2019 07:56 AM (3hr5B)

25 Racida Tlaib demands an apology or taking her comments "out of context?"

Lol, get f#cked.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2019 07:57 AM (W+vEI)

26 Morning again all

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2019 07:57 AM (F8EBp)

27 Jews in NY and Paris should get the fuck out.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2019 07:58 AM (FwN37)

28 Levin was all over that pile of RINO shit, Kavanaugh, last night, reminding people that John "Earl Warren" Roberts plagiarized his lower court ruling on CockCuriousCare being a tax. We've got another Bushite Souter with this dickweed.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 14, 2019 07:58 AM (y7DUB)

29 23 Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 14, 2019 07:56 AM (yQpMk)


Yeah, I was unsure and should've looked it up. I corrected it nonetheless. Thanks.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 07:58 AM (zBaqJ)

30 PA Dem Brian Sims Locks Twitter Account After Massive Pro-Life Rally


One can only hope that these events cause him to look at the facts and re-evaluates his thinking. It happens.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 07:58 AM (lwiT4)

31 It's still newsworthy, no?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 07:53 AM (zBaqJ)


Ace reported on on the stuff, DeCommio is a different slant, yes newsworhty

Posted by: Vic at May 14, 2019 07:59 AM (mpXpK)

32 South African Election Results

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbaSFdUJhjw



It's worth watching all 13 minutes.



Willem Petzer seems to have changed the focus of his channel* to avoid it being taken down so this concentrates on the facts of SA politics, with a minimum of opinion.

* I used to watch all his videos but haven't had time lately.

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 14, 2019 08:00 AM (vWMNq)

33 30 PA Dem Brian Sims Locks Twitter Account After Massive Pro-Life Rally


One can only hope that these events cause him to look at the facts and re-evaluates his thinking. It happens.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 07:58 AM (lwiT4)


Yes, but I wouldn't bet on it.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 08:00 AM (zBaqJ)

34 ty, J.J. I feel so bad everytime I see you had to get to work so early.

Posted by: willow at May 14, 2019 08:01 AM (r/xAU)

35 Why is pixy always trying to throw me in the barrel? What's with all the extra white space that was not there when I posted? Sigh...

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 14, 2019 08:01 AM (vWMNq)

36 28
Levin was all over that pile of RINO shit, Kavanaugh, last night,
reminding people that John "Earl Warren" Roberts plagiarized his lower
court ruling on CockCuriousCare being a tax. We've got another Bushite
Souter with this dickweed.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 14, 2019 07:58 AM (y7DUB)

I am beginning to agree

Posted by: Vic at May 14, 2019 08:01 AM (mpXpK)

37 For you economic types out there, if the world is ending and China has beaten us, how come the Dow Futures is up this AM? LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2019 08:02 AM (FwN37)

38 34 ty, J.J. I feel so bad everytime I see you had to get to work so early.
Posted by: willow at May 14, 2019 08:01 AM (r/xAU)

I aggregate 90% before bedtime the night before. The rant takes the longest since it's stream of consciousness and depends on finding my muse.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 08:02 AM (zBaqJ)

39 off, I suspect pixy owns the barrel and wants others to clean it after all the midnight party's.

Posted by: willow at May 14, 2019 08:02 AM (r/xAU)

40 It's a little early to throw Kavanaugh to the wolves over a procedural vote.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2019 08:02 AM (FwN37)

41 Morning JJ and the Horde!!

Posted by: Jonah at May 14, 2019 08:03 AM (7hnZN)

42 Kevin WIlliamson (I know) had a pretty good column on Brian Sims. Basically, he concludes he's a retard.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 14, 2019 08:03 AM (oVJmc)

43 The rant takes the longest since it's stream of consciousness and depends on finding my muse.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 08:02 AM (zBaqJ)

Is Muse the name of your cat?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2019 08:03 AM (FwN37)

44 Quick question to all the dems running for president--how many of the 450 million people who live south of the border get to come into the US? Do all of them qualify for benefits? Free health care?

Posted by: IanDeal at May 14, 2019 08:03 AM (vgGyZ)

45 If Trump holds firm against the Dem/left/COC onslaught, the Chinese will surrender within 6 months. They just need a way to make it look like a victory. In any case I'm sick of nearly every product I buy, even formerly quality brands like Milwaukee tools, being made in China. If it takes longer and causes pain it will be worth it to not have to worry about every purchase being Chinese garbage.

Posted by: Ripley at May 14, 2019 08:03 AM (MxEKc)

46 40. Agreed. No fan of Lefty Tim Cook and Apple anyways

Posted by: Jonah at May 14, 2019 08:03 AM (7hnZN)

47 Yes, but I wouldn't bet on it.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 08:00 AM (zBaqJ)



I've read that over 300 abortion-mill workers have left their jobs after seeing the movie Unplanned. Let's hope the light will continue to shine.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 08:04 AM (lwiT4)

48 J.J sure but stay up late or get up early.. either way time spent for little, except our appreciation . Of course you are contributing to the cause, but sometimes I feel like that is a big risk these days.

Posted by: willow at May 14, 2019 08:04 AM (r/xAU)

49
More Noos; today is Tuesday, May 14, 2019. On this day in 1607 Jamestown, Virginia was settled as an English colony and was the first permanent settlement by the English in North America.

Posted by: Vic at May 14, 2019 08:04 AM (mpXpK)

50 We've got another Bushite Souter with this dickweed.
Posted by: Captain Hate

I'm afraid you might be right. You'd think he'd be the last Justice to "grow" on the court.

Posted by: Blutarski at May 14, 2019 08:04 AM (+Tibp)

51 Sean Hannity has launched a blistering report on fired and disgraced puke Obama Comey.


https://tinyurl.com/y2lws7fx

Posted by: Vic at May 14, 2019 08:04 AM (mpXpK)

52 33 30 PA Dem Brian Sims Locks Twitter Account After Massive Pro-Life Rally


One can only hope that these events cause him to look at the facts and re-evaluates his thinking. It happens.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 07:58 AM (lwiT4)


Yes, but I wouldn't bet on it.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 08:00 AM (zBaqJ)

When the Gay Gene can be tested in utero things will get very interesting!

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 14, 2019 08:04 AM (JFO2v)

53 30 One can only hope that these events cause him to look at the facts and re-evaluates his thinking. It happens.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 07:58 AM (lwiT4)

Not likely.

Dude's never going to stray from the "I hate Christians because they make me feel guilty about liking buttsex" path.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 14, 2019 08:05 AM (UnA8+)

54 45. China's involvement propping up Maduaro in Ven, really pisses Trump off

Posted by: Jonah at May 14, 2019 08:05 AM (7hnZN)

55 Former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and a top immigration official challenged a previously secret White House plan to arrest thousands of migrant parents and children in nearly a dozen U.S. cities, Fox News confirmed Monday. And she fought over his plans. That is why she was fired and rightfully so.


https://tinyurl.com/y5jxpqak

Posted by: Vic at May 14, 2019 08:05 AM (mpXpK)

56 Dubai: Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al Falih said on Tuesday that two oil pumping stations for the East-West pipeline had been hit by explosive-laden drones, calling the attack an act of terrorism that targeted global oil supplies.

Hum? Would be a shame if an iranian oil facility blew up by "accident"

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2019 08:05 AM (FwN37)

57
Bill Nye the un-science goon is seeking fame and fortune again. Here is another idiot that needs to go home and STFU.


https://tinyurl.com/y33uwap2

Posted by: Vic at May 14, 2019 08:05 AM (mpXpK)

58 Meanwhile all the communist 2020 candidates are crawling all over the AGW scam.


https://tinyurl.com/y3j23dbm

Posted by: Vic at May 14, 2019 08:05 AM (mpXpK)

59 AARP is one of the biggest scams going. They pretend to be an organization that helps seniors, while they are actually in bed with (and being funded by) companies that screw over seniors. Meanwhile, the AARP execs make out like bandits.

Why any older person would willingly give their money to this bunch of frauds and thieves is a mystery.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 14, 2019 08:05 AM (k4dH2)

60 And speaking of the 2020 communist candidates, Tulsi Gabbard is crawling all over GA's 'Heartbeat Law'.


https://tinyurl.com/y462c6pz

Posted by: Vic at May 14, 2019 08:06 AM (mpXpK)

61
If Trump holds firm against the Dem/left/COC onslaught, the Chinese will
surrender within 6 months. They just need a way to make it look like a
victory. In any case I'm sick of nearly every product I buy, even
formerly quality brands like Milwaukee tools, being made in China. If it
takes longer and causes pain it will be worth it to not have to worry
about every purchase being Chinese garbage.





Posted by: Ripley at May 14, 2019 08:03 AM

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This is where Trump thrives, in making deals. He will give them something to save face and it will be over. Problem is if he backs down an inch the left will claim he is caving to China when he is not.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 14, 2019 08:06 AM (JUOKG)

62 Kav is good on the Pro Life issue, but True, why appoint a Justice who grew up in Blue State Maryland

Posted by: Jonah at May 14, 2019 08:06 AM (7hnZN)

63 Ramirez (repeat)


https://tinyurl.com/y6qhhtes


And that's it for today.

Posted by: Vic at May 14, 2019 08:06 AM (mpXpK)

64 Wow- great read today JJ

Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Bwana returns at May 14, 2019 08:06 AM (Z216Q)

65 I'm going to hold my fire on Kavanaugh until I start seeing his rulings on substantive matters. Whether Apple can be sued by app makers doesn't move my needle one way or the other.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 08:06 AM (lwiT4)

66 The rant takes the longest since it's stream of consciousness and depends on finding my muse.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 08:02 AM (zBaqJ)


Muse outside shoulda toldja.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 14, 2019 08:06 AM (oVJmc)

67 Nice to see the Bulger/FBI thing out again . Every time someone tell me the agents are all OK , I just tell them that the whole Boston FBI office , the whole thing, knew what was going on and did not a GD thing to stop it

Posted by: jay hoenemeyer at May 14, 2019 08:07 AM (kTU8y)

68 >>PA Dem Brian Sims Locks Twitter Account After Massive Pro-Life Rally


Uh, no. Trump was sued for blocking users, so Sims should not be allowed to lock his official twitter as a public official. Any PA morons want to sue him?

The precedent has been set with Trump.

Make them live up to their rule!!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2019 08:07 AM (W+vEI)

69 59. Well Said. Reason I joined AMAC.

Seniors join AARP for the Secondary Insurance discounts

Posted by: Jonah at May 14, 2019 08:07 AM (7hnZN)

70 Jonah, while I see what you are saying, Who better than to know what the left is about first hand?

Posted by: willow at May 14, 2019 08:07 AM (r/xAU)

71 Okay, hot 100.

Halloooo Horde.

Luck to all, and the left is useful as a nail gun to the taint.

Posted by: Boxx Culvert, man about town. at May 14, 2019 08:07 AM (951Yv)

72 67. Johnny Depp Movie where he plays Bulger is quite good. Black Mass I think

Posted by: Jonah at May 14, 2019 08:08 AM (7hnZN)

73 The Departed Also with Jack N

Posted by: Jonah at May 14, 2019 08:08 AM (7hnZN)

74 Good morning JJ and the illustrious horse. Looks like a great day as the sun is shining here for the first time in a while.

Posted by: NALNAMSAM at May 14, 2019 08:09 AM (+ldAm)

75 still hoping Cruz becomes a supreme, youngish and I don't think can be bought or blackmailed.

Posted by: willow at May 14, 2019 08:09 AM (r/xAU)

76 Vic. Go easy on tiny-url ... cloudflare is reporting problem with it ... (and blaming it for them, of course


Posted by: Off the reservation at May 14, 2019 08:09 AM (vWMNq)

77 I'm going to hold my fire on Kavanaugh until I start
seeing his rulings on substantive matters. Whether Apple can be sued by
app makers doesn't move my needle one way or the other.





Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 08:06 AM


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Same here. This was one of those technical cases of anti-trust laws that will not affect most Americans. Big deal so you can sue apple for over pricing their stuff. Go ahead, you still have to win in court.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 14, 2019 08:09 AM (JUOKG)

78 Wienie Wagger is out of his half way house and free as a guy going going commando

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2019 08:09 AM (FwN37)

79 59 AARP is one of the biggest scams going. They pretend to be an organization that helps seniors, while they are actually in bed with (and being funded by) companies that screw over seniors. Meanwhile, the AARP execs make out like bandits.

Why any older person would willingly give their money to this bunch of frauds and thieves is a mystery.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 14, 2019 08:05 AM (k4dH2)

There was a half trillion $$$ cut to Medicare baked into Obamacare to cover the single able bodied young adults via Medicaid.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 14, 2019 08:09 AM (JFO2v)

80 Doris Day died. At 97. Bummer.

Posted by: Blutarski at May 14, 2019 08:10 AM (+Tibp)

81 I have been over at LI reading accounts of the Oberlin defamation trial - very enlightening. The testimony of Dean Raimondo (ha! name look familiar??) yesterday was absolutely devastating for the defense, and she is one of the primary defendants. One of those rare days when a Lawyer is able to absolutely destroy a witness on the stand, it was a courtroom moment to make Perry Mason proud.

Basically, and I paraphrase, he asked Dean Raimondo if she and Oberlin were guilty of the charges of defamation that Gibson's Bakery has filed suit over, and the best she could say in her own defense was "I dunno". and THEN he got her to initial (she refused to sign) a piece of paper in front of the jury, acknowledging that her answer to the question, the central question in the entire trial, was "I dunno".

Imagine a criminal trial, say a murder, where the defendant is placed on the stand, and asked if he did the shooting, and all he can say in his own defense is "I dunno". That's the position Raimondo and Oberlin are in now.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2019 08:10 AM (V2Yro)

82 Seniors join AARP for the Secondary Insurance discounts


Posted by: Jonah at May 14, 2019 08:07 AM

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The wife and I get mailers from the at least once a week. I don't even open them up.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 14, 2019 08:10 AM (JUOKG)

83 No, realli. A muse bit my sister once.


Muse bites can be pretti nastii.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 14, 2019 08:11 AM (oVJmc)

84 as for Kav. I am only worried that the left intimidated him enough he might throw them bones.

Posted by: willow at May 14, 2019 08:11 AM (r/xAU)

85 70. Right Willow. Prep School from MD, mom a Deep State Judge.

Trump and team picked him, because they thought since he was on DC court of Appeals, he would be easy confirm. Sarc...

Posted by: Jonah at May 14, 2019 08:11 AM (7hnZN)

86 76
Vic. Go easy on tiny-url ... cloudflare is reporting problem with it ... (and blaming it for them, of course




Posted by: Off the reservation at May 14, 2019 08:09 AM (vWMNq)


I can't get the other ones to wok. Suck with tiny url.

Posted by: Vic at May 14, 2019 08:11 AM (mpXpK)

87 I'm sure no one will be surprised that the social media banning mob has upped their game once again: Buzzfeed "journalist" gets **14 year old** YouTuber Soph's account shutdown.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2019 08:11 AM (W+vEI)

88 Why in the world would KAV want to help the left, after they tried to ruin his life?

Posted by: Jonah at May 14, 2019 08:12 AM (7hnZN)

89 Paul Ryan as head of Chamber of Commmerce. Can't wait for the Paul Ryan Windchime set to be put on public display.

Posted by: literally serious at May 14, 2019 08:12 AM (O3do3)

90 North Korea calls US ship seizure a robbery

LOL

Why yes, yes it is. And your point?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2019 08:12 AM (FwN37)

91 "When the Gay Gene can be tested in utero things will get very interesting!"
What makes you think that it's not already feasible? If they can do an amniocentesis for Down's Syndrome and other genetic disorders, I bet they can test for gayness.
That is assuming that it is a genetic disorder.

Posted by: JAS at May 14, 2019 08:12 AM (KOCKb)

92 82
Seniors join AARP for the Secondary Insurance discounts


Posted by: Jonah at May 14, 2019 08:07 AM

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The wife and I get mailers from the at least once a week. I don't even open them up.


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 14, 2019 08:10 AM (JUOKG)

I am a member or AARP just for insurance.

Posted by: Vic at May 14, 2019 08:12 AM (mpXpK)

93 Jonah, mind numbing fear, I hope he has enough faith to withstand them.

guess we'll see.

Posted by: willow at May 14, 2019 08:13 AM (r/xAU)

94 Ok I get it: because you don't like Apple because they're a bunch of lib fuckheads, that means it's A-OK to open the class action antitrust floodgates because that will never impact anyone else. And must protect Kavanaugh no matter what.

Sounds like Patterico logic.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 14, 2019 08:13 AM (y7DUB)

95 CEO of AARP during Obama years, was a radical Black Woman and DEM

Posted by: Jonah at May 14, 2019 08:13 AM (7hnZN)

96 It also has been immensely entertaining to read how some High and Mighty "Woke" school administrator, who obviously thought that she was the most Brilliant and Educated Person in the Room, was put on the witness stand and was completely demolished by someone who she thought was some hick country lawyer.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2019 08:13 AM (V2Yro)

97 "...What benefits the American worker -- fair trade policy and tight
immigration control -- will initially hurt Big Biz and Wall Street."

Unmitigated, demonstrably false sophism.

Fair trade policy encourages innovation, protects and spurs new industry. It creates more entrepreneurship by leveling the playing field as a basis for creating new products and services that expand our industrial base.

Tight immigration control ensures that our industries are first staffed by Americans and then further supplemented by the right skill sets from abroad. It tamps down government spending on people who are largely not a net positive to our economy, or who are mostly welfare charges.


Wall Street knows this, as does American industry.

If one wants to argue that past policies have directionally inhibited our economy by creating perverse, and often anti free market incentives which make it hard for us to adjust in other directions- I'm with you. Ditto, if you want to state labor intensive industries with low skill sets have taken advantage of illegal immigration to lower their costs, often hurting the average American and forcing taxpayers to beat the costs, I'm also with you. But if you want to use these arguments in a broad brush attempt to paint Wall Street, American Industry and the Chamber of Commerce as some type of Illuminati triumvirate- you've not only lost me, but you've become either a fringe conspiracy theorist or so pedestrian in your observations, you've lost touch with the formative arguments.

Yours truly,Marcus T

Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2019 08:13 AM (VpIIl)

98 I'm still not seeing where Apple is the hill to die on, here.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 14, 2019 08:13 AM (UnA8+)

99 Ace reported on the massive increase in black hate crimes against Jews in NYC. DeCommio blames Trump and the GOP for these black hate crimes.

Posted by: Vic


Well, will DeBlasio get re-elected as Mayor of NYC with the help of the Jewish vote?

Ancient Aliens theorists say...."yes!", if the alternative is some icky middle of the road Republican. Totally unnacceptable to New Yorkers.
They deserve the trash heap they will turn their city into.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 14, 2019 08:13 AM (S6Pax)

100 Why in the world would KAV want to help the left, after they tried to ruin his life?


How is allowing someone to sue Apple, helping the left? I don't get it. No sarc.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 08:13 AM (lwiT4)

101 92. Go to AMAC, Vic

Posted by: Jonah at May 14, 2019 08:14 AM (7hnZN)

102
Now that Barr has started an investigation into the origins of the Trump
spying operation if it doesn't go to straight to Obama then ultimately
it will be a failure.


The first thing that will be needed to
be looked at is the authorities, remember, Susan Rice wrote a CYA memo
saying Obama wanted this done, by the book, so the authority has to
start with Obama.


Remember this operation used surveillance,
espionage, spies, agent provocateurs in multiple countries, contractors,
cash payments, honey pots, intelligence operatives of multiple 5 eyes
countries, and on and on.


Does anyone understand the
authority chain and coordination necessary for the CIA/FBI to conduct
these operations both domestically and abroad?


It's massive.

And if it were done by the book the paper trail should all be there.



So it must start at the top with Obama and like a many tentacled octopus work it's way out to the lowly field agents.




Sorry Hannity but the LE/IC is dirty and corrupt all the way to the janitorial staff.

Posted by: John The Savage at May 14, 2019 08:14 AM (XwB3f)

103 Iranian lawmaker blames Israeli mischief for tanker attacks off UAE coast

yes that must be it

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2019 08:14 AM (FwN37)

104 Why in the world would KAV want to help the left, after they tried to ruin his life?
Posted by: Jonah

I'm still trying to get my head around the idea that it i the LIBERAL faction of the court that stuck it to Apple. I thought they loved Apple.

Posted by: Blutarski at May 14, 2019 08:14 AM (+Tibp)

105 AARP is an insurance company that masquerades as an advocate for seniors. Big Dem contributors also.

I hate the bastards.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 14, 2019 08:14 AM (Q/obp)

106 86 I can't get the other ones to wok. Suck with tiny url.


Was a joke and a dig at cloudflare ...

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 14, 2019 08:14 AM (vWMNq)

107 More Noos; today is Tuesday, May 14, 2019. On this
day in 1607 Jamestown, Virginia was settled as an English colony and was
the first permanent settlement by the English in North America.



Posted by: Vic at May 14, 2019 08:04 AM (mpXpK)

What was the weather like that day and what time did you come ashore? :-)

Posted by: George Costanza at May 14, 2019 08:15 AM (q1Pj5)

108 The more I know about men, the more I love my dogs.

Posted by: Zombie Doris Day at May 14, 2019 08:15 AM (KOCKb)

109 That is assuming that it is a genetic disorder.
Posted by: JAS

There is very little likelihood that there is a "gay" gene rampaging through the genetic pool of human beings.

Something happens behaviorally in the formative years to change sexual preference. Usually some kind of homosexual molestation.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 14, 2019 08:15 AM (S6Pax)

110 Does justice Stevens think we have too many books?

Posted by: torabora at May 14, 2019 08:15 AM (aeC/V)

111 Good point was made that the Libs have not had a Majority on SCOTUS since Carter years.

Easy to vote in block, when you have no swing vote or pressure

Posted by: Jonah at May 14, 2019 08:15 AM (7hnZN)

112 Posted by: Vic at May 14, 2019 08:04 AM (mpXpK)

What was the weather like that day and what time did you come ashore? :-)


Posted by: George Costanza at May 14, 2019 08:15 AM (q1Pj5)

LOL, the meme continues.

Posted by: Vic at May 14, 2019 08:16 AM (mpXpK)

113 Why in the world would KAV want to help the left, after they tried to ruin his life?


How is allowing someone to sue Apple, helping the left? I don't get it. No sarc.





Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 08:13 AM

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For some it's a knee jerk reaction because all of the lefty Judges voted with Kavanaugh.


I mean that seriously. I doubt more than one or two people have read the entire decision. All they see is the headlines "Kavanaugh sides with liberals in latest SCOTUS decision".......

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 14, 2019 08:16 AM (JUOKG)

114 Was the US Attorney in Conn, that Barr appointed, a Trump pick?

Posted by: Jonah at May 14, 2019 08:17 AM (7hnZN)

115 Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has climbed into the Democrat Klown Car/Competition to be the moderate white guy who "balances the ticket."

It would be interesting if he ran with Buttplug. 'The Bullock and Buttplug' sounds like a gay English pub.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 08:17 AM (O7MnT)

116 Was the US Attorney in Conn, that Barr appointed, a Trump pick?


Posted by: Jonah at May 14, 2019 08:17 AM---

Yes.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 14, 2019 08:17 AM (JUOKG)

117 Off '90s sit-com character sock.

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 14, 2019 08:18 AM (q1Pj5)

118 US soccer star Megan Rapinoe says she will probably never sing the national anthem again

FUCK YOU

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2019 08:18 AM (FwN37)

119 Ford was facing Dem super Majority in the Senate, after Watergate, when he nominated RINO Stevens.

Ford had other choices, but Kennedy said NO

Posted by: Jonah at May 14, 2019 08:18 AM (7hnZN)

120 114 Was the US Attorney in Conn, that Barr appointed, a Trump pick?

Posted by: Jonah at May 14, 2019 08:17 AM (7hnZN)

Yes

Posted by: Tami at May 14, 2019 08:18 AM (cF8AT)

121 Was the US Attorney in Conn, that Barr appointed, a Trump pick?
Posted by: Jonah at May 14, 2019 08:17 AM (7hnZN)
~~~~~

Yes.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 14, 2019 08:18 AM (NtglE)

122 So, they are like vampires. Another vampire has to bite you to make turn you into one?

Posted by: Zombie Doris Day at May 14, 2019 08:19 AM (KOCKb)

123 Screw China and their crap.
My #1 complaint is plumbing and their screwed up threads, try to put anything together with black iron or brass.
Used to be the rule of thumb was 3 wraps of Teflon tape and then thread it up. Good luck now, better find the thickest tape you can find, give it another wrap or two to be safe, or add a thread sealant. Then you still have to tighten to almost breaking, or have a little leak and say the minerals in the water will seal it in a few days.

Posted by: Edd Zachary at May 14, 2019 08:19 AM (Ddkdj)

124 Off beautiful woman sock.

Posted by: JAS at May 14, 2019 08:19 AM (KOCKb)

125 118. Screw those Dykes. Nobody watches them, but they want equal pay

Posted by: Jonah at May 14, 2019 08:19 AM (7hnZN)

126 100 How is allowing someone to sue Apple, helping the left? I don't get it. No sarc.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 08:13 AM (lwiT4)

I don't get it either.

I think people aren't going any farther beyond "Nobody should ever vote with The Wide Latina for ANY reason".

Posted by: Hikaru at May 14, 2019 08:19 AM (UnA8+)

127 121. Good, Thank You

Posted by: Jonah at May 14, 2019 08:19 AM (7hnZN)

128
I too am holding fire on Kavanaugh. Not enough decisions yet IMHO. We shall see. If he pulls a Julia Roberts on something big, I'll be the first to let loose.

People being able to sue Apple? So what.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 08:20 AM (zBaqJ)

129 Jas, wow, what a hash.

Posted by: willow at May 14, 2019 08:20 AM (r/xAU)

130 "The Wide Latina?" LOL I am so going to use that term of "endearment."

Posted by: JAS at May 14, 2019 08:20 AM (KOCKb)

131 Read the Kavanaugh decision. It's very cogent and sober. He follows the law and considers historical facts to reach a conclusion. That's how Kavanaugh works and he is consistent about it. In the end, I agree more with Gorsuch in his dissent. But I don't see how any person intellectually reviewing what Kav wrote can argue that it is somehow a "liberal" decision.

You can't have it both ways and idiot midgets like Ben Shapiro can't seem to figure that out.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2019 08:21 AM (VpIIl)

132 I am a free market capitalist/consumer
I don't want BIG GOVERNMENT dictating what I can or can not buy
Why Shoukd I be forced to subsidize the American corporate (((elite)))

Posted by: Kurt at May 14, 2019 08:21 AM (edfrB)

133 Having just returned from South Africa, and incredibly blessed country in natural beauty and riches by the way, I would say the only reaction I have to Democrats wanting to pattern America after SA is disgust. Absolute disgust. Not fear, because while in SA the citizens are victims of corruption at every level of government, we in America are fighting back after watching the Clintons try to take the country deep into the corruption gutter. Only a criminal conspiracy, not a party, would ever want to pattern our politics after SA.

The Demofascists are a criminal conspiracy.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Bwana returns at May 14, 2019 08:21 AM (Z216Q)

134 126
100 How is allowing someone to sue Apple, helping the left? I don't get it. No sarc.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 08:13 AM (lwiT4)



I don't get it either.



I think people aren't going any farther beyond "Nobody should ever vote with The Wide Latina for ANY reason".

Posted by: Hikaru at May 14, 2019 08:19 AM (UnA8+)


Like I said, no dog in that fight, people should just walk away

Posted by: Vic at May 14, 2019 08:21 AM (mpXpK)

135 Yes, my hash is awesome. I have had it for a few weeks now. My ISP changes IP addresses occasionally. So, I am enjoying it while I have it.

Posted by: JAS at May 14, 2019 08:22 AM (KOCKb)

136 How is allowing someone to sue Apple, helping the left? I don't get it. No sarc.


I'm not sure. To me it appears Apple is trying to run a closed shop while pretending to be innocent bystanders in the whole process.


I'm also surprised that Apple users finally think they're paying too much for something. I guess it was inevitable, given enough time.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 14, 2019 08:22 AM (oVJmc)

137 So, they are like vampires. Another vampire has to bite you to make turn you into one?


Posted by: Zombie Doris Day
-----

Yes, exactly. My D, who it trying so hard to be a lesbian, was assaulted by another girl as a very young teen.

I honestly don't understand the entire pathology of it all.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 14, 2019 08:22 AM (Q/obp)

138 good News is that Kenneth Lee(Cal), will be confirmed to the 9th Circuit in next few days. Cloture vote this morning. Trump's fifth to that Court. 40ish and Federalist.

Eat it, Kamel Toe

Posted by: Jonah at May 14, 2019 08:23 AM (7hnZN)

139 Dubai: Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al Falih said on Tuesday that two oil pumping stations for the East-West pipeline had been hit by explosive-laden drones, calling the attack an act of terrorism that targeted global oil supplies.

Hum? Would be a shame if an iranian oil facility blew up by "accident"
Posted by: Nevergiveup


Iran has been big on drones themselves since the 1980's. They have used them for missions like this for a long time

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 14, 2019 08:23 AM (S6Pax)

140 Hmmm. Vic was waiting there to introduce Pocahontas to John Smith...

Morning, y'all! Beeeeautiful AM, but will spend time w/ms mouse's cardiologist, nephrologist, and more... so far, they're all very pleased w/the outcomes, so

More Coffeve!

PS - JJ's bit on Rush is correct. State has been "the international" since, well.... forever. Post WWII, they pushed "parliamentary" over "republic" as a model for new nation states. Go figure.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 14, 2019 08:23 AM (6qErC)

141 Mornin'!

Mandarin Orange. Heh.

That's as far as I've got so far today.

Partly cloudy and totally Spring mellow here in NE Oklahoma this morning. Everything still dripping from overnight rains.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for vids at May 14, 2019 08:23 AM (gB+8C)

142 Trump and Giuliani managed to force Adam Schiff to proclaim that launching an investigation against a political opponent is wrong.

Expect Schiff to attempt to deny this in the coming weeks.

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2019 08:23 AM (QkjLD)

143 I have to side with Kavanaugh on this. Apple made it so that it was only possible to buy apps through its own App Store, and set the prices on Apps in the store. They claimed they weren't a monopoly, but it sure sounds like they were, based on what I've read.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 08:23 AM (O7MnT)

144 The financial sector makes up over 1/3 of the economy. What does the financial sector produce of value for people besides themselves?

Posted by: literally serious at May 14, 2019 08:24 AM (O3do3)

145 Rush was in a snit over the Apple decision, too, but he's a such huge fanboy I couldn't take his assessment seriously.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 14, 2019 08:24 AM (oVJmc)

146 How is allowing someone to sue Apple, helping the left? I don't get it. No sarc.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 08:13 AM (lwiT4)

I don't get it either.

I think people aren't going any farther beyond "Nobody should ever vote with The Wide Latina for ANY reason".
Posted by: Hikaru at May 14, 2019 08:19 AM (UnA8+)


Maybe you two, instead of making insulting inferences about people who disagree with you, might start connecting some dots about how encouraging MOAR CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS isn't a good thing for the country.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 14, 2019 08:24 AM (y7DUB)

147 132 Posted by: Kurt at May 14, 2019 08:21 AM (edfrB)

So, Obamacare/National Health/Medicare for All is a bad thing?

Agree.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 08:24 AM (zBaqJ)

148 Kavanaugh aspires to be like his mentor retired Justice Kennedy.


We could have should have done better than a weak sister like Kavanaugh.

Posted by: Voter theater. at May 14, 2019 08:24 AM (lm+si)

149 Dude's never going to stray from the "I hate Daddy" path."

FIFY

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 14, 2019 08:25 AM (6qErC)

150 In the interview, CNN's Jake Tapper asked [Kamala] Harris about language in Section 102(a) of the House and Senate single-payer bills, which would make health coverage available to all individuals present in the United States, regardless of their legal status. When questioned whether she supported granting benefits "to people who are in this country illegally," Harris responded unequivocally that she does: "Let me just be very clear about this. I am opposed to any policy that would deny in our country any human being from access to public safety, public education or public health, period."

A vote for Kamal is a vote to turn all of the US into failing, nearing-sh#thole state California.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2019 08:25 AM (W+vEI)

151 A tariff is a tax paid by consumers a nanny government "protecting" business is socialism for business owners
Just because Trump is doing it does NOT make it right

Posted by: Kurt at May 14, 2019 08:25 AM (edfrB)

152 The Chinese shoulda takin the deal. Now LG, Samsung etc will finish relocation to V.Nam,India etc. Looks like the Donald arranged this move early on anticipating China would never make a deal. China has lost bigly and now may cry on Justine's Canadian shoulder. Have a good cry girls.

Posted by: john doe at May 14, 2019 08:26 AM (WX+x0)

153 I too am holding fire on Kavanaugh. Not enough decisions yet IMHO. We shall see. If he pulls a Julia Roberts on something big, I'll be the first to let loose.

People being able to sue Apple? So what.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton


Over the cost of Apps that are $1-$5? All the App fiends want everything to be free.
There is an important commercial principle at work here, but the whole case has been fraught with disinformation.

People want "the conservatives" to take a stand against the big Tech companies? Well, here's Kavanaugh.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 14, 2019 08:26 AM (S6Pax)

154 I better head back to rocking chair. Can't type right now anyway.

Posted by: Vic at May 14, 2019 08:26 AM (mpXpK)

155 Montana Governor Steve Bullock (WHO?) enters Democrats' 2020 White House race

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2019 08:27 AM (QkjLD)

156 I don't want BIG GOVERNMENT dictating what I can or can not buy
Why Shoukd I be forced to subsidize the American corporate (((elite)))
Posted by: Kurt at May 14, 2019 08:21 AM (edfrB)

sure Kurt, which is why you supported Obamacare.

Posted by: willow at May 14, 2019 08:27 AM (r/xAU)

157 Maybe you two, instead of making insulting inferences about people who disagree with you,



It was not my intent to insult anyone, nor did I do so. I asked a question, and made it clear I was not snarking.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 08:27 AM (lwiT4)

158 If only I had known the principle of "Republicans Pounce" when I was a kid:

"The issue is not whether or not I misbehaved, Mom; it's about Dad's reaction when he gets home!"

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at May 14, 2019 08:27 AM (Ndje9)

159 @150
On it's current glide path that's a near certainty, all we are really arguing about is whether it happens in 25 or 30 years.

Posted by: John The Savage at May 14, 2019 08:27 AM (XwB3f)

160 I don't know what to make of Tlaib's BS. I'm not sure they even rise to the level of objectionable, they are so incoherent. It really sounds like insanity to me.

Of course, we must all apologize, though. Her Intersectionals are too strong for her to be anything but a victim of whatever archy or phobia you wish to cite. Plus she is the homeliest of Congress's Three Stoogettes. Poor thing.

Posted by: Eeyore at May 14, 2019 08:27 AM (VaN/j)

161 >>It was not my intent to insult anyone, nor did I do so. I asked a question, and made it clear I was not snarking. Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 08:27 AM (lwiT4)

You will insult someone.

Do it. Do it NOW.

Posted by: Zod at May 14, 2019 08:27 AM (Bdeb0)

162 Florida Man Arrested After Allegedly Stealing Truck Full of Coffins

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2019 08:27 AM (QkjLD)

163 Agreed

Posted by: Jonah at May 14, 2019 08:28 AM (7hnZN)

164 That New Mexico invasion is screaming for PDT to make Grits Grisham a tweet star. She will hopefully be defeated. How close was her election?

Posted by: clutch at May 14, 2019 08:29 AM (84vJs)

165 You will insult someone.



Do it. Do it NOW.

Posted by: Zod at May 14, 2019 08:27 AM (Bdeb0)



Oh Zod. You're such a sweet old tabby.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 08:29 AM (lwiT4)

166 151 A tariff is a tax paid by consumers a nanny government "protecting" business is socialism for business owners
Just because Trump is doing it does NOT make it right
Posted by: Kurt at May 14, 2019 08:25 AM (edfrB)


So, how about lowering the corporate tax rate permanently across the board to a flat 10%? Also, eliminate OSHA, the EPA, the ICC and at least 50% of every federal regulatory agency to spur growth, as a compensation for the necessary redressing of the grossly unfair Chinese policies that screw us over and make greedy corporate America go overseas for cheap labor in the first place?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 08:29 AM (zBaqJ)

167 Great White Scotsman, Yesterday's Morning Report #129:

The Chinese economy is completely dependent on selling us cheap junk. If we quit buying their crap tomorrow the Chinese economy would collapse within 6 months.

The only down side to that for us would be every single Dollar store would close and Walmart wouldn't have much on their shelves.


I'm so old, I remember when Sam Walton still had those big red, white, and blue banners hanging in the Wal-Mart that said, "Everything made in the U.S.A."

Sam was a good dude. His heirs, not so much.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for vids at May 14, 2019 08:29 AM (gB+8C)

168 Florida Man Arrested After Allegedly Stealing Truck Full of Coffins

Posted by: SMOD

----

The coppers had him dead to rights.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 14, 2019 08:29 AM (Q/obp)

169 World War II veteran Bob Maxwell, the nations oldest Medal of Honor recipient, has died in Oregon more than seven decades after grabbing a blanket and throwing himself on a German hand grenade in France to save his squad mates. He was 98.

Maxwell died Saturday in Bend

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2019 08:29 AM (FwN37)

170 I someone messing with grammie?

Posted by: willow at May 14, 2019 08:29 AM (r/xAU)

171 Iran has been big on drones themselves since the 1980's. They have used them for missions like this for a long time
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron

I seem to remember Fredo Dogeater letting a US drone "crash" in Iran. Or maybe ValJar.

Posted by: Blutarski at May 14, 2019 08:29 AM (+Tibp)

172 as far as i know, apple isn't forcing anyone to buy any app. if you want it, pay. so what if people have the option to sue, doesn't mean you will win.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 14, 2019 08:29 AM (KP5rU)

173 US soccer star Megan Rapinoe"

Is trying desperately to remain relevant. She's pictured w/her "partner" n' such all over TCKS stuff, so...

*That Communist Kicking Sport

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 14, 2019 08:29 AM (6qErC)

174 Yes.


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 14, 2019 08:17 AM (JUOKG)

=================

He's been a federal prosecutor for over 35 years, several times leading high profile prosecutions. He even participated in the internal investigation of Mueller's deal with the devil, Whitey Bulger.
https://tinyurl.com/y9o88jh2

Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Bwana returns at May 14, 2019 08:30 AM (Z216Q)

175 Of course, we must all apologize, though. Her Intersectionals are too strong for her to be anything but a victim of whatever archy or phobia you wish to cite.

Plus she is the homeliest of Congress's Three Stoogettes. Poor thing.
Posted by: Eeyore


I'm sorry allah made you uglier than a goat's asshole.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2019 08:30 AM (F8EBp)

176 162 Florida Man Arrested After Allegedly Stealing Truck Full of Coffins
Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2019 08:27 AM (QkjLD)


I saw Truck Full of Coffins open for A Flock of Seagulls at the Palladium in '83.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 08:30 AM (zBaqJ)

177 I want more of Gid Tanner and the Skilitt Lickers , Apple blocked them!

Posted by: Vic at May 14, 2019 08:30 AM (mpXpK)

178 Good morning chavez - we have sunshine!! How about you?

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 08:30 AM (lwiT4)

179 Until then, MAGA is at war with Big Biz and the bought-and-paid-for political establishment. And this explains much of the resistance to Trump's tariffs and trade position.

--

It's hard to not worry about this with respect to public sentiment. There is and will be such massive amounts of money from Big Biz to go head-to-head with Trump's position on this, now and more crucially, in 2020. I just don't know how we overcome all that influential money, that we MAGAs in flyover country simply don't have. He's got every high powered, extremely wealthy faction against him because they want to keep their money and power just the way it is, the American worker be damned. With a MFM to back them up, cheer them on, and do what they can to sink his position. People are gullible. It does worry me.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at May 14, 2019 08:30 AM (JoUsr)

180 *A tariff is a tax paid by consumers a nanny government "protecting" business is socialism for business owners *

I think of a tariff as a tax paid on goods that corporations produce overseas to avoid American taxes.

Ultimately, all taxes are paid by consumers. So the whole "tariffs are taxes paid by consumers" is a canard.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 08:31 AM (O7MnT)

181 152 The Chinese shoulda takin the deal. Now LG, Samsung etc will finish relocation to V.Nam,India etc.

Are those not Chinese companies? If so, it's unlikely Xi will let them leave.

Posted by: pep at May 14, 2019 08:31 AM (wW03z)

182 169 World War II veteran Bob Maxwell, the nations oldest Medal of Honor recipient, has died in Oregon more than seven decades after grabbing a blanket and throwing himself on a German hand grenade in France to save his squad mates. He was 98.

Maxwell died Saturday in Bend
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2019 08:29 AM (FwN37)


Just wow. Where did we get such men?

Rest in Peace.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 08:31 AM (zBaqJ)

183 Hispanic unemployment is at an all-time low, but Democrats say that won't matter when it comes to the 2020 presidential race.

Democrats say they are confident Hispanics will obediently turn out in force to oppose President Trump regardless of who wins their party's nomination.

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2019 08:31 AM (QkjLD)

184 Zod Tovarich.

Posted by: Zod at May 14, 2019 08:31 AM (Bdeb0)

185 As for JJ's 2020 election prediction let's not forget his "gut feeling" that the GOP would hold the House. That could not have been further off, as his lust for another Smoot -Harley replay.

Posted by: Kurt at May 14, 2019 08:31 AM (edfrB)

186 The only down side to that for us would be every single Dollar store would close and Walmart wouldn't have much on their shelves. "

Which makes the TV newz tales of "local" store owner's woe the more funnier.

"Oh noez. All my stuff will be more 'spensive!! Whaaaaa"

Time to point and laugh.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 14, 2019 08:32 AM (6qErC)

187 178: Morning, Grammie! Beautiful morning here.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 14, 2019 08:32 AM (KP5rU)

188 florida man is just reburying all those peoples the floaters at that funeral home a decade ago.

just a misunderstood guy.

Posted by: willow at May 14, 2019 08:32 AM (r/xAU)

189 165 Oh Zod. You're such a sweet old tabby.



Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 08:29 AM (lwiT4)

That was an efficient neutering.

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 14, 2019 08:32 AM (vWMNq)

190 168 Florida Man Arrested After Allegedly Stealing Truck Full of Coffins

Posted by: SMOD

----

The coppers had him dead to rights.
Posted by: Tonypete at May 14, 2019 08:29 AM (Q/obp)

I heard they shot at him with Halls - stopped all the coffin'

Posted by: josephistan at May 14, 2019 08:33 AM (7HtZB)

191
Are those not Chinese companies? If so, it's unlikely Xi will let them leave.
Posted by: pep at May 14, 2019 08:31 AM (wW03z)


Both are Korean companies.

Posted by: sunflower at May 14, 2019 08:33 AM (I54dk)

192 I heard they shot at him with Halls - stopped all the coffin'

Posted by: josephistan


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Snort! Thanks, I needed that this morning!

Posted by: Tonypete at May 14, 2019 08:34 AM (Q/obp)

193 another Smoot -Harley replay


Heh.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 14, 2019 08:34 AM (yQpMk)

194 Are those not Chinese companies? If so, it's unlikely Xi will let them leave."

Samsung is Korean, so...

The kicker (as I understand it) is that "China" has no fall back from the "we'll copy your shiite unless you pay us for "partnerships" move, and as their economy fails (despite the desperate hoping of CNN, it is so), there's less incentive for firms to stay on...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 14, 2019 08:34 AM (6qErC)

195 185 Posted by: Kurt at May 14, 2019 08:31 AM (edfrB)


That's why gut feelings are not science. It's an opinion. In any case, the Democrats taking the House has turned into the greatest PR win in history.

Their behavior and rhetoric from infanticide to Jew-hatred to the Green New Great Leap backwards to utterly lying about the Mueller Report will destroy them. The only caveat is the GOP-e rushing in to try and save them from themselves.

Good luck with that, Average Joe.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 08:35 AM (zBaqJ)

196 I had the unfortunate experience this morning being made to hear the mfm . They seemed to be working for the Chinese this a.m. poor Chinese being ripped off by Trump.

Posted by: willow at May 14, 2019 08:35 AM (r/xAU)

197 I just don't know how we overcome all that influential money, that we MAGAs in flyover country simply don't have. He's got every high powered, extremely wealthy faction against him because they want to keep their money and power just the way it is, the American worker be damned.


We did in 2016. I think '20 will be much easier, because Trump is now a known commodity and a success. OTOH, I thought he'd lose in '16, so what do I know?

Posted by: pep at May 14, 2019 08:35 AM (wW03z)

198 *The only down side to that for us would be every single Dollar store would close and Walmart wouldn't have much on their shelves.*

Have you ever been to a Dollar Store on the day EBT cards are refilled? It's like Black Friday for the FSA.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 08:35 AM (O7MnT)

199 OMG! Just finished company mandated anti-bullying and harassment training and now I want to cut someone.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 14, 2019 08:35 AM (81OU+)

200 Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2019 08:25 AM (W+vEI)

===============

TuCa nailed his favorite Democrat strategist with this quote, again and again as the guy tried to weasel out of the trap Comma-La sets here. He failed. And Creepy Uncle Joe fell right in too.

Political sports aside, it is important to realize Democrats want open borders. Explicitly. And they want taxpaying Americans to pay for full benefits of all kinds, including free medical care, for those immigrants who stream across our borders (now here, and arriving in their droves in the future).

Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Bwana returns at May 14, 2019 08:35 AM (Z216Q)

201 I missed the reasons of the apple kerfuffle , are people now saying apple is people?

Posted by: willow at May 14, 2019 08:36 AM (r/xAU)

202 It's pretty clear that Democrats have picked Biden as their candidate. Not a single on of the people running have criticized him and it's pretty clear they've been told not to "damage" him. Penis Head Booker started to, and then caught himself. It could not be more obvious when someone stops an extemporaneous thought midstream and backs off.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2019 08:36 AM (VpIIl)

203
Hey Kurt/Joe/No:

I agree with you about lowering our corporate tax rate to 10% and a flat tax for everyone, plus eliminating the EPA and OSHA.

Happy days, old boy!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 08:36 AM (zBaqJ)

204 They seemed to be working for the Chinese this a.m. poor Chinese being ripped off by Trump."

Funny, isn't it? Now we're all supposed to be concerned about unemployed Chinese?

I'm laughing. Hard. Guffawing, in fact. Soon to be snorting with derision.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 14, 2019 08:36 AM (6qErC)

205 Coffin King! Stacking them deep and selling them cheap! We will not be undersold. Coffins for every need and lifestyle at such low prices you'd think they fell of a truck.

Posted by: Florida Man at May 14, 2019 08:36 AM (q1Pj5)

206 199
OMG! Just finished company mandated anti-bullying and harassment training and now I want to cut someone.


As long as it's someone *else*, you've survived.

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 14, 2019 08:37 AM (vWMNq)

207 Are those not Chinese companies? If so, it's unlikely Xi will let them leave."

Samsung is Korean, so...



D'oh! I knew that. Clearly, this morning's coffee is defective.

Posted by: pep at May 14, 2019 08:37 AM (wW03z)

208 laughing I could use breast augmentation?

Posted by: willow at May 14, 2019 08:37 AM (r/xAU)

209 I missed the reasons of the apple kerfuffle , are people now saying apple is people?
Posted by: willow


Apple is Soylent Green!

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2019 08:37 AM (F8EBp)

210 Anon, they srsly make my head hurt.

Posted by: willow at May 14, 2019 08:38 AM (r/xAU)

211 94 Ok I get it: because you don't like Apple because they're a bunch of lib fuckheads, that means it's A-OK to open the class action antitrust floodgates because that will never impact anyone else. And must protect Kavanaugh no matter what.

Sounds like Patterico logic."

That is a very silly and amateurish reading of what the actual case finding was about - how many times can we reiterate, it wasn't about the actual defendants, or the plaintiffs, or the case itself at all?

First, we allow Class Action suits under certain circumstances, we have for a very long time. The case was about what are the specific limitations, or lack of, as to the rules on when class action suits may be filed? That is a highly technical legal issue, and it is foolish to say that there is a "conservative" or a "liberal" view on this. (unless one wants to abolish all Class Action suits as a matter of policy, but I don't see anyone making that case here)

And another thing - the Liberal wing of the court (the 4 progs) are notorious for voting in lockstep, that is what they are criticized for most among those with a classic liberal (ie, conservative) judicial philosophy. What we want is Judges who look at each issue honestly, and decide each case for the themselves on the basis of their own honest and sincere opinion as to how the Law should be interpreted.

That has been the Epitome of Conservative Jurisprudence for at least 230 years; in fact one could argue that it goes back hundreds of years earlier than that, to the foundation of the English system of Common Law, which our system evolved from.

So to say that now, suddenly, all legal "Conservatives" must be forced to think in lockstep and refuse to deviate from the Party Line is utter madness; and a complete betrayal of Conservative Legal thought and practice.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2019 08:38 AM (V2Yro)

212 The issue in Monday's 5 to 4 ruling was one of limited impact: whether states have sovereign immunity from private lawsuits in the courts of other states. In 1979, the Supreme Court ruled that there is no constitutional right to such immunity, although states are free to extend it to one another and often do.

But the court's conservative majority overruled that decision, saying there was an implied right in the Constitution that means states "could not be haled involuntarily before each other's courts," in the words of Justice Clarence Thomas, who wrote Monday's decision.

Thomas acknowledged the departure from the legal doctrine of stare decisis, in which courts are to abide by settled law without a compelling reason to overrule the decision.

But he said the court's decision four decades ago in Nevada v. Hall "is contrary to our constitutional design and the understanding of sovereign immunity shared by the states that ratified the Constitution. Stare decisis does not compel continued adherence to this erroneous precedent."

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2019 08:38 AM (QkjLD)

213 Pep , believe they are already making product elsewhere, Malaysia , Indonesia, Nam, India etc. They will move factories to avoid on/off tariffs. China has already lost this eco war. Trump's deal would have increased the Chinese middle class forming existential threat to the Chi-coms. Popcorn.

Posted by: john doe at May 14, 2019 08:38 AM (WX+x0)

214 >>199 OMG! Just finished company mandated anti-bullying and harassment training and now I want to cut someone. Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 14, 2019 08:35 AM (81OU+)

1. You cut someone.
2. You tell the court that you did it because of goodthink training at work.
3. We get to have a 'national conversation' about the detrimental effects of goodthink training.

This is a desirable outcome. Proceed.

Posted by: Zod at May 14, 2019 08:38 AM (Bdeb0)

215 Have you ever been to a Dollar Store on the day EBT cards are refilled? It's like Black Friday for the FSA.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo

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VTK, please! It's "inclusion and diversity Friday" don't cha know?

Posted by: Tonypete at May 14, 2019 08:39 AM (Q/obp)

216 just to be a gadfly - what is not included in the fantasy tweet (above)? cutting entitlements, including son. sec. Trump campaigned on a promise not to cut s.s. or medicare, which probably made him electable. smart move. but it's still the deficit elephant in the room.

maybe it doesn't matter.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 14, 2019 08:39 AM (Pg+x7)

217 208
laughing I could use breast augmentation?


Pics?

Before and after.

Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 14, 2019 08:39 AM (vWMNq)

218 196 They seemed to be working for the Chinese this a.m. poor Chinese being ripped off by Trump


Dear media - that's a sure winner in '20. You should run with that.

Posted by: pep at May 14, 2019 08:39 AM (wW03z)

219 soc. sec.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 14, 2019 08:39 AM (Pg+x7)

220
*The only down side to that for us would be every single Dollar store
would close and Walmart wouldn't have much on their shelves.*



Have you ever been to a Dollar Store on the day EBT cards are refilled? It's like Black Friday for the FSA.


Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 08:35 AM

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Go to any Walmart in Kentucky on the first Wednesday of the month when the ebt cards get filled up. Pallets of soda parked at the front of the store. They come in and load up their carts with it and pay for it with their EBT card. Then they take it to the "distribution" place sell it and get 50 cents on the dollar cash for it.

It's all out in the open and no one will do anything about it. The Feds say it's a State problem and the State says it's the Feds issue to deal with.


Tons of articles and TV reports have been done on it. It's called the Kentucky pop train.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 14, 2019 08:40 AM (JUOKG)

221 Coffin King! Stacking them deep and selling them cheap! We will not be undersold. Coffins for every need and lifestyle at such low prices you'd think they fell of a truck.
Posted by: Florida Man


There was a company here in Texas that were selling pine boxes. Old West cowboy style. Relatively inexpensive compared to regular coffins.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2019 08:40 AM (F8EBp)

222 >>202 It's pretty clear that Democrats have picked Biden as their candidate. Not a single on of the people running have criticized him and it's pretty clear they've been told not to "damage" him. Penis Head Booker started to, and then caught himself. It could not be more obvious when someone stops an extemporaneous thought midstream and backs off.
Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2019 08:36 AM (VpIIl)

The white males can now drop out of the race for the VP slot. Beto, we hardly knew ye...

Posted by: Zod at May 14, 2019 08:40 AM (Bdeb0)

223 anyway I don't call it cognitive dissonance,i call it cognitive dissidence.

Posted by: willow at May 14, 2019 08:40 AM (r/xAU)

224 are people now saying apple is people?"

That's just ... bananas.

*ducks*

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 14, 2019 08:41 AM (6qErC)

225 216 just to be a gadfly - what is not included in the fantasy tweet (above)? cutting entitlements, including son. sec. Trump campaigned on a promise not to cut s.s. or medicare, which probably made him electable. smart move. but it's still the deficit elephant in the room.

maybe it doesn't matter.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 14, 2019 08:39 AM (Pg+x7)


Good point, but it distracts from the main issue. And they should be cut and reformed before they cut and reform us.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 08:41 AM (zBaqJ)

226 *Ok I get it: because you don't like Apple because they're a bunch of lib fuckheads, that means it's A-OK to open the class action antitrust floodgates because that will never impact anyone else. And must protect Kavanaugh no matter what.*

The law permits class action lawsuits as written under the circumstances of the case. If that leads to an outcome you don't like (too many class action lawsuits), then the answer is to fix the law; unless you favor the same sort of judicial activism that forced gay marriage and affirmative action on the country.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 08:41 AM (O7MnT)

227 Beto, we hardly knew ye...


For which I am eternally grateful.

Posted by: pep at May 14, 2019 08:42 AM (wW03z)

228 *It's all out in the open and no one will do anything about it. The Feds say it's a State problem and the State says it's the Feds issue to deal with.*

I believe that's what the left calls 'Economic Stimulus.'

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 08:43 AM (O7MnT)

229 It's pretty clear that Democrats have picked Biden as their candidate. Not a single on of the people running have criticized him and it's pretty clear they've been told not to "damage" him.

Well it is still very early and anyway, bernie has taken a few shots at him.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2019 08:43 AM (FwN37)

230 pep, on the other hand I prefer beto to tlaib.

Posted by: willow at May 14, 2019 08:43 AM (r/xAU)

231 Go to any Walmart in Kentucky on the first Wednesday of the month when the ebt cards get filled up. Pallets of soda parked at the front of the store."

It's not just Kentucky. That's how the black market bodegas in Prince William and other counties around DC get inventory - WalMart stacks it up during the 10 days of EBT/Snap/local payoffs, then it's all sold for cash.

But that's good for the economy, or something. So I'm told.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 14, 2019 08:43 AM (6qErC)

232 So the plan is get Biden elected, and when he inevitably dies in office we get our historic first "_________" president? Yeah, that seems like something the Dems would do.

I assume Biden wouldn't dare pick a fellow white male as VP.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2019 08:43 AM (W+vEI)

233 It's pretty clear that Democrats have picked Biden as their candidate. Not a single on of the people running have criticized him and it's pretty clear they've been told not to "damage" him.

Well it is still very early and anyway, bernie has taken a few shots at him.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2019 08:43 AM (FwN37)

Oh and of course the party leader, occasaional cortez, has take shots at him also

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2019 08:44 AM (FwN37)

234 laughing I could use breast augmentation?

Posted by: willow at May 14, 2019 08:37 AM (r/xAU)

anyway I don't call it cognitive dissonance,i call it cognitive dissidence.

Posted by: willow at May 14, 2019 08:40 AM (r/xAU)

So their names are Cognitive and Dissidence?
Okay! So we have Lefty and Scamper and now Cognitive and Dissidence.

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 14, 2019 08:44 AM (q1Pj5)

235 The Chinese economy is completely dependent on selling us cheap junk.
If we quit buying their crap tomorrow the Chinese economy would
collapse within 6 months.

This! South Korea, Japan, India, Thailand, the Philippines, etc I'm sure are more than willing to pick up the slack and expand their industrial capacity.




I'm so old, I remember when Sam Walton still had those big red,
white, and blue banners hanging in the Wal-Mart that said, "Everything
made in the U.S.A."


I'm so old, I can remember going into my local Wal-Mart and having dogs run past me in the store. One of those dogs was Ol' Roy.

Posted by: Bert G at May 14, 2019 08:44 AM (tOP4K)

236 172 as far as i know, apple isn't forcing anyone to buy any app. if you want it, pay. so what if people have the option to sue, doesn't mean you will win.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 14, 2019 08:29 AM (KP5rU

If I recall what the claims in the actual case are (and of course which has NOT been heard yet, everything that has happened is preliminary), the Plaintiffs are claiming that Apple is using it's position as controller of the technology to BLOCK the purchase of ANY app that has not been published by Apple, or which does not pay royalties to Apple. Even though the people with the phones own them free and clear.

Apple is claiming that, for this that and the other reason, they are Too Big to Sue by puny humans, and they should have a free pass which would prevent them from ever being challenged in court by anyone. And if they win, Every Mega Corp will be able to claim the same exemption.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2019 08:44 AM (V2Yro)

237 Lizzy, do youy know when Trump decided on Pence for VP?

Posted by: willow at May 14, 2019 08:45 AM (r/xAU)

238
Bernie vs. Biden will be like the Sunshine Boys. Pass the popcorn!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 08:45 AM (zBaqJ)

239 One of those dogs was Ol' Roy.

Posted by: Bert G

Ol' Roy outlived Lorne Greene.

Posted by: Mornin' Miklos at May 14, 2019 08:45 AM (QzkSJ)

240 First!!!

Do you stay up all night compiling the Morning Report, JJ?

Posted by: ALH at May 14, 2019 08:46 AM (uLuPn)

241 In considering how the American Worker has been screwed, it might behoove some consideration be given to the role played by the Education Establishment in ridiculing employment in engineering. That is to say, how can American workers build American products if there are a dearth of American engineers designing these consumer products, in the first place? Where are the quality products that used to pour out of factories and on to American Merchant-Ships?

Posted by: DMO at May 14, 2019 08:46 AM (Bqoi/)

242 is ol roy the dogfood ol roys?

Posted by: willow at May 14, 2019 08:46 AM (r/xAU)

243 The Equality Act, Backed By Nearly All Democrats, Is a Nightmare For Religious Businesses and Charities
______

That one is paywalled.

Posted by: Eeyore at May 14, 2019 08:46 AM (VaN/j)

244 Frankly, the junk-science ruling against Monsanto ("Round-Up Causeded Muh Cancers") is much more problematic.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 08:47 AM (O7MnT)

245 110 Does justice Stevens think we have too many books?
*******
I'm sorry but at 99 JPS probably doesn't even know his name, Is there a video or Audio of him saying this ?

Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 14, 2019 08:47 AM (BqBId)

246 are people now saying apple is people?"

That's just ... bananas.

*ducks*
Posted by: Anon a mouse


Nuts!

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2019 08:47 AM (F8EBp)

247 J.J. the only thing I find funny about that is the old white man routine will disappear for a short period of time.

Posted by: willow at May 14, 2019 08:47 AM (r/xAU)

248 unless you favor the same sort of judicial activism that forced gay marriage and affirmative action on the country.
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 08:41 AM (O7MnT)


Since I'm complaining about a court action I don't think you've characterized things accurately.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 14, 2019 08:47 AM (y7DUB)

249 Governor Michelle Grisham really is a disgrace. The cartels are kicking our butts and she is responsible.
You would think that the people of New Mexico would be worried about the drug cartels and want the border protected. Is this even being reported in their local news or is it being hidden?

Posted by: redridinghood at May 14, 2019 08:47 AM (RBOtF)

250 I'm sorry but at 99 JPS probably doesn't even know his name, Is there a video or Audio of him saying this ?
Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 14, 2019 08:47 AM (BqBId)

Hell I am still waiting on audio video of a live RBG!

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 14, 2019 08:48 AM (JFO2v)

251 240 Posted by: ALH at May 14, 2019 08:46 AM (uLuPn)

About an hour or so before bedtime for most of the aggregating and then again at daybreak for sites that only post new links in the AM. It's my monologue that takes a while and then the P-shop.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 08:48 AM (zBaqJ)

252 is ol roy the dogfood ol roys?

Yep. Sam used to bring his dogs with him when he made his rounds checking up on his stores.

Posted by: Bert G at May 14, 2019 08:48 AM (tOP4K)

253
RE: Korean manufacturing in Red China

Commies cannot do quality. There is something about the leftist mindset that makes it impossible for them. I suspect it stems from the damage done to the human mind when force-fed marxist poison.

I see the same problems in millennials trying to work in IT. They have difficulty understanding objective truth and what is necessary before having proof in an analysis. Too many are magical thinkers who believe that because something was observed to work once that it will always work.

There is no way that the Chinese would ever allow Japan into the country. Korea had the same attitude toward Japan over the occupation until very recently. It has softened somewhat but is still there.

Bottom line is that the only way to manufacture quality product in Red China is to ride herd on the local labor in ways too heavy handed for most Americans to stomach. Koreans have no such compunction (for now).

It truly is modern slavery, and the party elites are happy to pimp out their own peasants to the factories because it makes them filthy rich.

Posted by: sunflower at May 14, 2019 08:48 AM (I54dk)

254 It's my monologue that takes a while and then the P-shop.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 08:48 AM (zBaqJ)



You are way too good for the likes of us.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 08:49 AM (lwiT4)

255 Babylon Bee:

Report: All Six Men Attracted To Feminists Deeply Affected By Sex Strike.


Heh

Posted by: WisRich at May 14, 2019 08:49 AM (G0vdT)

256 It's my monologue that takes a while


Cranky hungover muse is best muse.

Posted by: Mornin' Miklos in the mornin' at May 14, 2019 08:49 AM (QzkSJ)

257 238
Bernie vs. Biden will be like the Sunshine Boys. Pass the popcorn!
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 08:45 AM (zBaqJ)

Maybe they can learn the negro routine from HRC. Would not that be a great laugh?

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 14, 2019 08:49 AM (JFO2v)

258 244 Frankly, the junk-science ruling against Monsanto ("Round-Up Causeded Muh Cancers") is much more problematic.
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 08:47 AM (O7MnT)


This to me is the "in" to go after the oil companies vis a vis global warming fraud.

Very dangerous. I hope and pray it is overruled at SCOTUS where it will no doubt be heading.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 08:49 AM (zBaqJ)

259 Bert, cool, I like trivia.

now if I can remember it .

Posted by: willow at May 14, 2019 08:49 AM (r/xAU)

260 Thomas acknowledged the departure from the legal doctrine of stare decisis, in which courts are to abide by settled law without a compelling reason to overrule the decision.

But he said the court's decision four decades ago in Nevada v. Hall "is contrary to our constitutional design and the understanding of sovereign immunity shared by the states that ratified the Constitution. Stare decisis does not compel continued adherence to this erroneous precedent."
Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2019 08:38 AM (QkjLD)

I applaud the Court's ruling here; I think the 1979 ruling was a liberal outlier that overturned nearly 200 years of precedent.

More importantly, the ruling signified that the current Court is now comfortable with the position that "Stare Decisis" is nothing but a couple of words that Judges use when they don't fell like dealing with an issue, and other than they it has no real legal power at all anymore. This Court can, and will, overturn any previous SCOTUS decision that they believe was made in Error.

That should be terrifying for the libs.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2019 08:49 AM (V2Yro)

261 Hell I am still waiting on audio video of a live RBG!
Posted by: rhennigantx at May 14, 2019 08:48 AM (JFO2v)
******
That too

Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 14, 2019 08:50 AM (BqBId)

262 255 Babylon Bee:

Report: All Six Men Attracted To Feminists Deeply Affected By Sex Strike.


Heh
Posted by: WisRich at May 14, 2019 08:49 AM (G0vdT)

ha

Greg, Sebastien, Shiloh, Ansel, Jade, and Ashley.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 14, 2019 08:50 AM (JFO2v)

263 Bernie's no match for Biden. He could've gutted Hillary, and did just the opposite. He's a creampuff.

Posted by: Zod at May 14, 2019 08:50 AM (Bdeb0)

264 254 It's my monologue that takes a while and then the P-shop.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 08:48 AM (zBaqJ)



You are way too good for the likes of us.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 08:49 AM (lwiT4)


Okay, then. I'll quit...


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 08:50 AM (zBaqJ)

265 Yesterday, at 9:00 AM, my dog Miller, crossed the rainbow bridge. Her brief, but courageous, battle with lymphoma came to the inevitable end. The steroid treatment, although promising at first, failed to deliver long lasting relief from the symptoms she was suffering. Twelve years is a decent life for a Boykin, although she deserved more. Most dogs do.

Posted by: Agitator at May 14, 2019 08:50 AM (m9DnX)

266 263 Bernie's no match for Biden. He could've gutted Hillary, and did just the opposite. He's a creampuff.
Posted by: Zod at May 14, 2019 08:50 AM (Bdeb0)


You spelled "confederate shill" wrong.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 08:50 AM (zBaqJ)

267 JJ - NO!!!

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 08:51 AM (lwiT4)

268 258 244 Frankly, the junk-science ruling against Monsanto ("Round-Up Causeded Muh Cancers") is much more problematic.
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 08:47 AM (O7MnT)

I agree; but I'm fairly confident that this verdict will be reversed on Appeal, as a "verdict unsupported by the evidence in the case".

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2019 08:51 AM (V2Yro)

269 J.J oh no don't threaten us!

one tear running down cheek.

srsly that would make us have to go everywhere to find news fit to read.

too much work!

lol

Posted by: willow at May 14, 2019 08:52 AM (r/xAU)

270 >>265 Yesterday, at 9:00 AM, my dog Miller, crossed the rainbow bridge. Posted by: Agitator at May 14, 2019 08:50 AM (m9DnX)

Condolences.

Posted by: Zod at May 14, 2019 08:52 AM (Bdeb0)

271 Agitator - I am very sorry about your good friend. May happy memories be with you always.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 08:52 AM (lwiT4)

272
Where'd Kurt go? I was having fun beating the rhetorical shit out of him and making him choke on his own bilge.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 08:52 AM (zBaqJ)

273 someone send J.J the best of the box a wine you can afford!

Posted by: willow at May 14, 2019 08:52 AM (r/xAU)

274 244 Frankly, the junk-science ruling against Monsanto ("Round-Up Causeded Muh Cancers") is much more problematic.
________________

Those verdicts are ridiculous. $2 billion for some old couple who claim their weed killer caused them to get lymphoma? Insane.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 14, 2019 08:53 AM (k4dH2)

275 Frankly, the junk-science ruling against Monsanto ("Round-Up Causeded Muh Cancers") is much more problematic.
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 08:47 AM (O7MnT)


And facilitating more of these types of cases isn't a bad thing?

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 14, 2019 08:53 AM (y7DUB)

276 Where'd Kurt go? I was having fun beating the rhetorical shit out of him and making him choke on his own bilge.

--

His mom called. His Coco Puffs were ready.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at May 14, 2019 08:53 AM (JoUsr)

277 Agitator, very sorry.

Posted by: willow at May 14, 2019 08:53 AM (r/xAU)

278 >>You spelled "confederate shill" wrong.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 08:50 AM (zBaqJ)

You wrote "confederate," which is a hate-word. You are a racist. Statues of you must be torn down.

Posted by: Zod at May 14, 2019 08:53 AM (Bdeb0)

279 251 I always enjoy reading your monologue.
During the day I read some of the links. You are better than Real Clear Politics.
Thank you!

Posted by: ALH at May 14, 2019 08:54 AM (uLuPn)

280 Statues of you must be torn down.


I'm on it.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 08:54 AM (lwiT4)

281 I just don't know how we overcome all that influential money, that we MAGAs in flyover country simply don't have. He's got every high powered, extremely wealthy faction against him because they want to keep their money and power just the way it is, the American worker be damned.


We did in 2016. I think '20 will be much easier, because Trump is now a known commodity and a success. OTOH, I thought he'd lose in '16, so what do I know?
Posted by: pep at May 14, 2019 08:35 AM (wW03z)
*************
I hope and pray you're right. With the voter fraud shenanigans and the suppression of Conservative voices I feel like it's going to be harder to win this time.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 14, 2019 08:54 AM (RBOtF)

282 In considering how the American Worker has been screwed, it might behoove some consideration be given to the role played by the Education Establishment in ridiculing employment in engineering. That is to say, how can American workers build American products if there are a dearth of American engineers designing these consumer products, in the first place?

Interesting infographic here on the number of engineering graduates produced in each country.

https://is.gd/HeKDjQ

Russia: 454,000
USA: 237,000
Iran: 233,000
Japan: 168,000
S. Korea: 148,000
Indonesia: 140,000
Ukraine: 130,000
Mexico: 113,000

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 08:54 AM (O7MnT)

283 Clapper just said on CNN that this appointment loses sight of what's really important here (Russia, Russia, Russia) and I AM SHOCKED.
*******
Clapper asshole is definitely puckering. On the DA that Barr appointed to investigate The BS Dossier

Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 14, 2019 08:54 AM (BqBId)

284 249 Governor Michelle Grisham really is a disgrace. The cartels are kicking our butts and she is responsible.
You would think that the people of New Mexico would be worried about the drug cartels and want the border protected. Is this even being reported in their local news or is it being hidden?
Posted by: redridinghood at May 14, 2019 08:47 AM (RBOtFz)

Once you accept that a majority of Grisham's voters are already on the Cartel's payroll, the situation becomes much more clear. New Mexico is a small state, and a big pile of dirty money goes a long, long way.

New Mexico really isn't all that much different than old Mexico, other than that there's a colony of rich Hollywood Libs camped out up in Santa Fe. And they make everything worse.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2019 08:55 AM (V2Yro)

285 I agree; but I'm fairly confident that this verdict will be reversed on Appeal, as a "verdict unsupported by the evidence in the case".
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2019 08:51 AM (V2Yro)


There's still a cost in every step of these cases which is ultimately paid for by the consumer.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 14, 2019 08:55 AM (y7DUB)

286 @ 265 Lymphoma got our great dog about two years ago. Such a sad thing, and it seems to come on so quickly. Very sorry for your loss.

Posted by: lizabth at May 14, 2019 08:55 AM (RFh5Y)

287 *And facilitating more of these types of cases isn't a bad thing?*

The Monsanto case wasn't a class action. There was one plaintiff, a janitor, and a San Francisco jury gave him $280M

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 08:55 AM (O7MnT)

288 someone send J.J the best of the box a wine you can afford!
Posted by: willow at May 14, 2019 08:52 AM (r/xAU)
*******
Nighttrain, Wild Irish Rose??

Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 14, 2019 08:56 AM (BqBId)

289 How are RBG's rulings making any difference on the SC right now. I know she is getting ready for the 5K walk, but after all she is being paid to be on the SC, not train for the Olympics.

Posted by: Colin at May 14, 2019 08:56 AM (wl46G)

290 Sorry, Agitator. Never easy.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 14, 2019 08:56 AM (KP5rU)

291 I still say the solution to EBT abuse is to have Ralston-Purina create Pauper Chow, a high-nutrition kibble that the receipients could pick up at the beginning of the month in fifty pound bags.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 14, 2019 08:56 AM (oVJmc)

292 the Plaintiffs are claiming that Apple is using it's position as controller of the technology to BLOCK the purchase of ANY app that has not been published by Apple, or which does not pay royalties to Apple. Even though the people with the phones own them free and clear.

Apple is claiming that, for this that and the other reason, they are Too Big to Sue by puny humans, and they should have a free pass which would prevent them from ever being challenged in court by anyone.

And if they win, Every Mega Corp will be able to claim the same exemption.
Posted by: Tom Servo


Hello to only being able to buy a GM oil filter at a dealership for your '68 Camero because GM has decided that you can only buy their oil filter.
No more Fram. No more K&M.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2019 08:57 AM (F8EBp)

293 Interesting infographic here on the number of engineering graduates produced in each country.

https://is.gd/HeKDjQ

Russia: 454,000
USA: 237,000
Iran: 233,000
Japan: 168,000
S. Korea: 148,000
Indonesia: 140,000
Ukraine: 130,000
Mexico: 113,000
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 08:54 AM (O7MnT)

That confirms what I have found working with Indian engineers.

India: 0

Posted by: Roy at May 14, 2019 08:57 AM (fG1QA)

294 265 Yesterday, at 9:00 AM, my dog Miller, crossed the rainbow bridge. ..

Posted by: Agitator at May 14, 2019 08:50 AM (m9DnX)

Condolences Agitator.

Posted by: WisRich at May 14, 2019 08:57 AM (G0vdT)

295 Drag kids? OK!
Creepy feminists posting sex education tips for kids? Yes!

Super-snarky non-progressive kid? BAN!! For the children's safety, you guys!

https://tinyurl.com/y637mote

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2019 08:57 AM (W+vEI)

296
I thought I saw the Chi-Coms were going to tariff kale. Surprised Rush didn't jump on that to goof on Bader-Meinhoff.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 08:57 AM (zBaqJ)

297 Frankly, the junk-science ruling against Monsanto ("Round-Up Causeded Muh Cancers") is much more problematic.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 08:47 AM (O7MnT)

--------------------
This.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Bwana returns at May 14, 2019 08:57 AM (Z216Q)

298 I still say the solution to EBT abuse is to have Ralston-Purina create Pauper Chow


Never get past the Government Cheese lobby.

Posted by: Miklos, caffeinated at May 14, 2019 08:58 AM (QzkSJ)

299 Yesterday, at 9:00 AM, my dog Miller, crossed the rainbow bridge. Her brief, but courageous, battle with lymphoma came to the inevitable end. The steroid treatment, although promising at first, failed to deliver long lasting relief from the symptoms she was suffering. Twelve years is a decent life for a Boykin, although she deserved more. Most dogs do.
Posted by: Agitator at May 14, 2019 08:50 AM (m9DnX)
*********************
So sorry for your loss. I love all spaniels and have thought about getting a Boykin.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 14, 2019 08:58 AM (RBOtF)

300 Posted by: Agitator


Sorry for your loss. It's never easy.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2019 08:58 AM (F8EBp)

301 Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
22m
China will be pumping money into their system and probably reducing interest rates, as always, in order to make up for the business they are, and will be, losing. If the Federal Reserve ever did a "match," it would be game over, we win! In any event, China wants a deal!

Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 14, 2019 08:58 AM (BqBId)

302 So sorry, Agitator.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 14, 2019 08:59 AM (NtglE)

303
New Mexico really isn't all that much different than old Mexico, other than that there's a colony of rich Hollywood Libs camped out up in Santa Fe. And they make everything worse.
________________

And the drivers in Albuquerque are some of the worst in the world. WTF is wrong with those people?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 14, 2019 08:59 AM (k4dH2)

304 And facilitating more of these types of cases isn't a bad thing?
Posted by: Captain Hate at May 14, 2019 08:53 AM (y7DUB)

Non sequitur. The Monsanto case is Product Liability under State Law, it has no relationship at all to Class Action cases by consumers in the electronic business at all.

The two rulings are diametrically opposed to each other, in a legal sense.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2019 08:59 AM (V2Yro)

305 >>291 I still say the solution to EBT abuse is to have Ralston-Purina create Pauper Chow, a high-nutrition kibble that the receipients could pick up at the beginning of the month in fifty pound bags. Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 14, 2019 08:56 AM (oVJmc)

To be eaten out of stainless bowls that are placed on the floor. Dirty proles.

Posted by: Zod at May 14, 2019 09:00 AM (Bdeb0)

306 Hello to only being able to buy a GM oil filter at a dealership for your '68 Camero because GM has decided that you can only buy their oil filter.
No more Fram. No more K&M.

Posted by: rickb223

-----

Truth be told, no more Fram would be a win for all.

But, your point is well taken.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 14, 2019 09:00 AM (Q/obp)

307 Do you think leftist academia want to be turning out graduates versed in math, science, and critical thinking instead of critical theory?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 14, 2019 09:00 AM (oVJmc)

308 And the drivers in Albuquerque are some of the worst in the world. WTF is wrong with those people?
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 14, 2019 08:59 AM (k4dH2)

Most got learners permit with donkey hauling old pickup bed trailer.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 14, 2019 09:00 AM (JFO2v)

309
Comey's Higher Loyalty @RealestAhole
1m
Durham was recommended as a State Attorney by Dnang Dick Blumenthal Brilliant pick. Good luck attacking him as rogue or biased. Barr is an effin TITAN.

Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 14, 2019 09:01 AM (BqBId)

310 Posted by: Agitator"

Damn.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 14, 2019 09:02 AM (6qErC)

311 From the Seattle article:

. Seattle's most elite neighborhoods - Madison Park, Broadmoor, Laurelhurst, and Windermere - have avoided the garbage plague. Neighbors in these enclaves have ... hired private security firms to implement what is, in effect, localized Broken Windows policing. These neighborhoods logged almost no complaints in all of 2018.

That's life in a blue city. You pay taxes up the ass and then have to pay even more to contract out because the services your taxes pay for... schooling, security... are so shitty.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 09:02 AM (O7MnT)

312 305 >>291 I still say the solution to EBT abuse is to have Ralston-Purina create Pauper Chow, a high-nutrition kibble that the receipients could pick up at the beginning of the month in fifty pound bags. Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 14, 2019 08:56 AM (oVJmc)

To be eaten out of stainless bowls that are placed on the floor. Dirty proles.
Posted by: Zod at May 14, 2019 09:00 AM (Bdeb0)

and 2 litres of faygo

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 14, 2019 09:02 AM (JFO2v)

313 How a US Citizen May Soon Control Libya
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That link sounds like one of the stories Mark Steyn likes to read. Almost Zenda-ish.

Posted by: Eeyore at May 14, 2019 09:02 AM (VaN/j)

314 Weiner is out.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 14, 2019 09:03 AM (/tuJf)

315 Pauper Chow is Paupers!

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 14, 2019 09:03 AM (JFO2v)

316 >> I still say the solution to EBT abuse is to have Ralston-Purina create Pauper Chow, a high-nutrition kibble that the receipients could pick up at the beginning of the month in fifty pound bags.



Didn't Trump at one point propose that instead of money, EBT provide boxed collection of food items including perishables? The health Nazis should approve as this would ensure EBT is not spent on the "wrong" foods like convenience store pizza.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2019 09:03 AM (W+vEI)

317 314 Weiner is out.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 14, 2019 09:03 AM (/tuJf)


TMI.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 14, 2019 09:03 AM (oVJmc)

318 Thank you J.J. for another stellar morning report!

I stopped visiting and unbookmarked drudge around the time of the 2016 election, this beats the pants off anything drudge has on offer. Plus the commentary!

Off to seize the day!

Posted by: Boots at May 14, 2019 09:03 AM (e9omi)

319 Truth be told, no more Fram would be a win for all."

Who do you think made GM branded parts?

Yep. Fram's an OEM maker, too.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 14, 2019 09:03 AM (6qErC)

320 Interesting infographic here on the number of engineering graduates produced in each country.



https://is.gd/HeKDjQ



Russia: 454,000

USA: 237,000

Iran: 233,000

Japan: 168,000

S. Korea: 148,000

Indonesia: 140,000

Ukraine: 130,000

Mexico: 113,000

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 08:54 AM (O7MnT)

===============

Interesting. Iran has about a quarter our population, and Russia less than half. No data for China and India, who probably are numbers 1 and 2.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Bwana returns at May 14, 2019 09:04 AM (Z216Q)

321 Bill Nye, the Non-Scientist Guy, Dismisses Green New Deal Cost: "The Planet's on Fucking Fire... Nothing's Free You Idiots"
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Nye's right about one thing. Nothing's free. And we cannot afford his bullshit.

Problem solved.

Posted by: Eeyore at May 14, 2019 09:04 AM (VaN/j)

322 Sorry, hit post too soon.

Weiner is out of the halfway house he was assigned to after his prison term.

perverts

Posted by: JackStraw at May 14, 2019 09:05 AM (/tuJf)

323 There's still a cost in every step of these cases which is ultimately paid for by the consumer.
Posted by: Captain Hate at May 14, 2019 08:55 AM (y7DUB)

Absolutely; but that's our legal system for you. Every major corp needs to keep a staff of dozens, if not hundreds of lawyers on the payroll, just to deal with the day to day issues of doing business. But that cost has been baked into the cake for decades now.

It was nice to see Chevron's team stand up and destroy Donziger and the Ecuadorean enviro extortion case he tried to push through - that was an epic win, done the old school way.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2019 09:05 AM (V2Yro)

324 >>Didn't Trump at one point propose that instead of money, EBT provide boxed collection of food items including perishables? The health Nazis should approve as this would ensure EBT is not spent on the "wrong" foods like convenience store pizza. Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2019 09:03 AM (W+vEI)

Trump's ill-informed compassion at work again.

We should be subsidizing poor diets for the prawns, not keeping them healthy enough for longevity and reproduction. 7-11 Big Bites with mandatory chili and cheese (and a Super Big Gulp to wash the mess down) ought to be the mandated rations.

Posted by: Zod at May 14, 2019 09:06 AM (Bdeb0)

325 So, Apple should be allowed to hold a monopoly on selling apps used on its devices because 'muh free markets.' So, then, no objection to Facebook banning conservatives, or Bank of America refusing to loan to gun owners, yes?

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 09:06 AM (O7MnT)

326 Happy Birfday Sefton

Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 14, 2019 09:07 AM (flINI)

327 Wow. I made it through the JJ report and the headlines and read several articles and it's still Morning Report time.

*dives into comments*

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for vids at May 14, 2019 09:07 AM (gB+8C)

328 >>321 Bill Nye, the Non-Scientist Guy, Dismisses Green New Deal Cost: "The Planet's on Fucking Fire... Nothing's Free You Idiots"

This guy is the poster-boy for pro-bullying campaigns.

Posted by: Zod at May 14, 2019 09:07 AM (Bdeb0)

329 Ace reported on the massive increase in black hate crimes against Jews in NYC. DeCommio blames Trump and the GOP for these black hate crimes.
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When I was in that shithole a few years back, several times the entire sidewalk was blocked by adherents of the shitgod religion

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at May 14, 2019 09:07 AM (k81AA)

330 Posted by: Agitator at May 14, 2019 08:50 AM (m9DnX)

If you have a photo, maybe you can send it to the Pet Thread....


petmorons at gmail dot com

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 14, 2019 09:07 AM (wYseH)

331 321 Bill Nye, the Non-Scientist Guy, Dismisses Green New Deal Cost: "The Planet's on Fucking Fire... Nothing's Free You Idiots"
_______
Nye's right about one thing. Nothing's free. And we cannot afford his bullshit.

Problem solved."

Take Nye's video; cut his Audio, and replace it with "You are Doomed, DOOMED I SAY! GOD WILL PUNISH YOU ALL FOR YOUR WICKEDNESS AND BLASPHEMY AGAINST HIS HOLINESS! YOU WILL ALL PERISH IN FLAME, HA HA HA HA HA!!!"

it fits perfectly.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2019 09:07 AM (V2Yro)

332 Great job, as usual, JJ>

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at May 14, 2019 09:08 AM (WEBkv)

333 328 >>321 Bill Nye, the Non-Scientist Guy, Dismisses Green New Deal Cost: "The Planet's on Fucking Fire... Nothing's Free You Idiots"

This guy is the poster-boy for pro-bullying campaigns.
Posted by: Zod at May 14, 2019 09:07 AM (Bdeb0)


He looks like Mr. Softee, but uglier.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 09:08 AM (zBaqJ)

334 Ugh. My head hurts, my feet stink, and Jesus don't love me.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 14, 2019 09:08 AM (NWiLs)

335
Bill "The End Is" Nye-Nigh

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 09:09 AM (zBaqJ)

336 Non sequitur. The Monsanto case is Product Liability under State Law, it has no relationship at all to Class Action cases by consumers in the electronic business at all.

The two rulings are diametrically opposed to each other, in a legal sense.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2019 08:59 AM (V2Yro)


But it increased the number of lawsuits to go forward by allowing non consumers to file them, eliminating a significant gatekeeper.

I'm tired of arguing this because we're obviously talking past each other and I'm at odds with people I usually agree with (not that that's necessarily a bad thing; it would be boring if we agreed on everything). But my bottom line in this is that this helps the Avenattis of the world and the less lawsuits the better.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 14, 2019 09:10 AM (y7DUB)

337 Condolences, Agitator - so hard to lose a furry friend!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2019 09:10 AM (W+vEI)

338 Lymphoma got our great dog about two years ago. Such a sad thing, and it seems to come on so quickly. Very sorry for your loss.
Posted by: lizabth at May 14, 2019 08:55 AM (RFh5Y)
~~~~~

So true. We lost a 5-year-old Golden to lymphoma and it was just a matter of days between diagnosis and having to put her down. I found her trying to sleep standing up, resting her head on the toilet, because the mass in her chest had grown so large and so quickly that she couldn't breathe laying down.

Just heartbreaking.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 14, 2019 09:10 AM (NtglE)

339 325 So, Apple should be allowed to hold a monopoly on selling apps used on its devices because 'muh free markets.' So, then, no objection to Facebook banning conservatives, or Bank of America refusing to loan to gun owners, yes?
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 09:06 AM (O7MnT)

I'm at least willing to let a Jury hear the case, and I'll live with their decision. (Or pressure the legislature to change the law, if they reach what I regard as the wrong decision)

but as I'm sure you know, the decision yesterday was simply whether or not a jury should be allowed to hear the case. Apple said no, they should be free of such petty concerns, because They Are Apple.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2019 09:11 AM (V2Yro)

340 Hey Sefton,

I just figured you started The Morning Report when you came home after the clubs close at 4:00am.....you have to wind down anyway.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 14, 2019 09:11 AM (wYseH)

341 >>So true. We lost a 5-year-old Golden to lymphoma and it was just a matter of days between diagnosis and having to put her down

Same thing with my last Golden at just about 9. Still miss that guy all the time.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 14, 2019 09:12 AM (/tuJf)

342 To be eaten out of stainless bowls that are placed on the floor. Dirty proles.
Posted by: Zod at May 14, 2019 09:00 AM (Bdeb0)
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Stainless steel? Floor?

Luxury!

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at May 14, 2019 09:12 AM (WEBkv)

343 TopMen of Intelligence Community and Disco Jubilee say Iran blow up Saudi's things?

Ok. Saudi stuff go boom make Pikachu smile, but still no trust TopMen's Intelligence Community and Disco Jubilee. Suck on Pikachu's Electric Mouse penis.

Posted by: Shogun Pikachu - Keeping Japan SJW free at May 14, 2019 09:12 AM (6+l/D)

344 340 Hey Sefton,

I just figured you started The Morning Report when you came home after the clubs close at 4:00am.....you have to wind down anyway.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 14, 2019 09:11 AM (wYseH)


Yeah. I'm clubbing. Actually, I'm still at an after-hours joint...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 09:12 AM (zBaqJ)

345 343 Electric Mouse penis.
Posted by: Shogun Pikachu - Keeping Japan SJW free at May 14, 2019 09:12 AM (6+l/D


"...it's a livin' thing, what a terrible thing to lose..."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 09:13 AM (zBaqJ)

346 >>He looks like Mr. Softee, but uglier.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 09:08 AM (zBaqJ)

Matt Lesko, the "Free Federal Grant Money" guy.

Posted by: Zod at May 14, 2019 09:13 AM (Bdeb0)

347 http://bit.ly/2E7Su18
******
FBI Spy Program Used On Trump Has Long History Of Vicious Abuses
******
Sean Davis @seanmdav
Federal prosecutor John Durham, whom AG Bill Barr tasked to investigate the 2016 anti-Trump spy operation, is no stranger to FBI corruption. In 2000, he uncovered evidence that FBI agents framed four men for murders committed by FBI informants.

Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 14, 2019 09:14 AM (BqBId)

348 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 09:14 AM (IXZGh)

349 Yeah. I'm clubbing. Actually, I'm still at an after-hours joint...
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 09:12 AM (zBaqJ)
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J.J. and clubbing.

I admit, I've thought that JJ might be into a lot of interesting things, but clubbing isn't one of them.

Or are you clubbing baby harp seals?

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at May 14, 2019 09:15 AM (WEBkv)

350 349 Yeah. I'm clubbing. Actually, I'm still at an after-hours joint...
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 09:12 AM (zBaqJ)
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J.J. and clubbing.

I admit, I've thought that JJ might be into a lot of interesting things, but clubbing isn't one of them.

Or are you clubbing baby harp seals?
Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at May 14, 2019 09:15 AM (WEBkv)

Hipsters.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 14, 2019 09:15 AM (NWiLs)

351 Yeah. I'm clubbing.


Asshole.

Posted by: A Baby Seal at May 14, 2019 09:15 AM (oVJmc)

352 Yeah. I'm clubbing. Actually, I'm still at an after-hours joint... Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 09:12 AM (zBaqJ)

How many baby seals did you get?

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 09:16 AM (O7MnT)

353 349 Yeah. I'm clubbing. Actually, I'm still at an after-hours joint...
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 09:12 AM (zBaqJ)
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J.J. and clubbing.

I admit, I've thought that JJ might be into a lot of interesting things, but clubbing isn't one of them.

Or are you clubbing baby harp seals?
Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at May 14, 2019 09:15 AM (WEBkv)


The last time I intentionally went to a nightclub as part of a regular routine was well over 30 years ago.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 09:16 AM (zBaqJ)

354 Or are you clubbing baby harp seals?
Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at May 14, 2019 09:15 AM (WEBkv)

Not only do you get a free pair of boots, it sounds delightful in the process!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 14, 2019 09:16 AM (4+qmi)

355 Hipsters.
Posted by: Insomniac at May 14, 2019 09:15 AM (NWiLs)

best Fathers Day card I ever got was from daughter that said I love u so much I would push a hipster into a woodchipper.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 14, 2019 09:16 AM (JFO2v)

356
Marie Harf blew a seal? Wha...?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 09:17 AM (zBaqJ)

357 Thank you J J Sefton for the daily morning read. Appreciate your time and effort to provide the great commentary and many good links!

Posted by: Saxon at May 14, 2019 09:17 AM (sjNBW)

358 best Fathers Day card I ever got was from daughter that said I love u so much I would push a hipster into a woodchipper.
Posted by: rhennigantx at May 14, 2019 09:16 AM (JFO2v)
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Sounds like you raised a delightful young lady.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at May 14, 2019 09:18 AM (WEBkv)

359 I only read the Morning Report for the centerfolds.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 14, 2019 09:18 AM (4+qmi)

360 Last time I went to a nightclub - actually, never, now that I think about it. Kinda pathetic.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 14, 2019 09:18 AM (NWiLs)

361 Mornin' Horde! (First, first ten, first hundred, I'm happy to make the first thread...)

Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 14, 2019 09:18 AM (AM1GF)

362 Same thing with my last Golden at just about 9. Still miss that guy all the time.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 14, 2019 09:12 AM (/tuJf)
~~~~~

😢

Posted by: IrishEi at May 14, 2019 09:18 AM (NtglE)

363 The last time I intentionally went to a nightclub as part of a regular routine was well over 30 years ago.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 09:16 AM (zBaqJ)

______

You're over 30?

Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 14, 2019 09:18 AM (flINI)

364 US soccer star Megan Rapinoe says she will probably never sing the national anthem again

FUCK YOU
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2019 08:18 AM (FwN37)


Well, I'll stop supporting the team while she's on it, then. Good job Megan. You're gay. No one cares. Play your sport and keep your opinions to yourself.

Now, you're a cancer. Well done.

Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 09:18 AM (IXZGh)

365 360 Last time I went to a nightclub - actually, never, now that I think about it. Kinda pathetic.
Posted by: Insomniac at May 14, 2019 09:18 AM (NWiLs)

========

I went once.

I was drunk and trying to score with an American girl I didn't know in Italy.

It didn't work.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 09:18 AM (9cans)

366 355 Hipsters.
Posted by: Insomniac at May 14, 2019 09:15 AM (NWiLs)

best Fathers Day card I ever got was from daughter that said I love u so much I would push a hipster into a woodchipper.
Posted by: rhennigantx at May 14, 2019 09:16 AM (JFO2v)

*sniffles*. That's beautiful, man. *wipes tear*

Posted by: Insomniac at May 14, 2019 09:19 AM (NWiLs)

367 well, time to go be a productive human being.

Work beckon.

Yay me.

uggh.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at May 14, 2019 09:19 AM (WEBkv)

368 "Clubbing in Utero" sounds like a Tiesto compilation...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 14, 2019 09:19 AM (4+qmi)

369 You're over 30?
Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 14, 2019 09:18 AM (flINI)


AND he's had butt secks with a menstruating Australian!

Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 09:19 AM (IXZGh)

370 I was drunk and trying to score with an American girl I didn't know in Italy.

It didn't work.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

I was playing hard to get.

Posted by: Amanda Knox at May 14, 2019 09:20 AM (QzkSJ)

371 Posted by: Insomniac at May 14, 2019 09:18 AM (NWiLs)

========

I went once.

I was drunk and trying to score with an American girl I didn't know in Italy.

It didn't work.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 09:18 AM (9cans)

Bummer. At least you got to go to Italy.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 14, 2019 09:20 AM (NWiLs)

372 Always been a Nintendo fan, now approve of them even more, especially if they don't cave to the crybullies.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at May 14, 2019 09:20 AM (J+mig)

373 363 The last time I intentionally went to a nightclub as part of a regular routine was well over 30 years ago.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 09:16 AM (zBaqJ)

______

You're over 30?
Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 14, 2019 09:18 AM (flINI)


Nearly double that age, my friend.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 09:20 AM (zBaqJ)

374 >>I was drunk and trying to score with an American girl I didn't know in Italy. It didn't work.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 09:18 AM (9cans)

Amanda Knox had other things in mind that night.

Posted by: Zod at May 14, 2019 09:20 AM (Bdeb0)

375 I think the average angry gay person is only angry because being gay just ain't special anymore.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 14, 2019 09:21 AM (4+qmi)

376 374 >>I was drunk and trying to score with an American girl I didn't know in Italy. It didn't work.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 09:18 AM (9cans)

Amanda Knox had other things in mind that night.
Posted by: Zod at May 14, 2019 09:20 AM (Bdeb0)

========

Phew...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 09:21 AM (9cans)

377 AND he's had butt secks with a menstruating Australian!
Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 09:19 AM (IXZGh)

______

Shepard or Terrier...

Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 14, 2019 09:21 AM (flINI)

378 371
Bummer. At least you got to go to Italy.
Posted by: Insomniac at May 14, 2019 09:20 AM (NWiLs)

=============

I was young. I was depressed. I taught English for a year.

I came out massively in debt.

Worth it!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 09:22 AM (9cans)

379 Marie Harf blew a seal? Wha...?
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 09:17 AM (zBaqJ)


I'm strangely intrigued by this......

Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 09:22 AM (IXZGh)

380 375 I think the average angry gay person is only angry because being gay just ain't special anymore.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 14, 2019 09:21 AM (4+qmi)


THIS. Soon tranny mutilation will be commonplace. Then pedophilia, then bestiality then...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 09:22 AM (zBaqJ)

381 >>>>> FBI Spy Program Used On Trump Has Long History Of Vicious Abuses
~~~~~

And apparently it is a metastatic disease. Saw the attorney for Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher on FOX this morning saying that federal prosecutors were spying on them via email and had inserted malware in addition to withholding exculpatory evidence.

Top. Men. these feds.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 14, 2019 09:22 AM (NtglE)

382 Tinder and Grindr have sort of made night clubs obsolete. You can get laid without having to put up with horrible music and overpriced watered down drinks.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 09:22 AM (O7MnT)

383 Or are you clubbing baby harp seals?
Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at May 14, 2019 09:15 AM (WEBkv)

Not only do you get a free pair of boots, it sounds delightful in the process!
Posted by: Warai-otoko


Mmmmmmm! Club seal sammiches!

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2019 09:22 AM (F8EBp)

384 I remember in College, my roommates and I would be sitting around early on a Saturday Evening in a small college town, saying "what we gonna do tonight? Lets go to the Club!" and all our Hopes and Dreams would spring forth.

And every time, the next day, we would be laying around sick with a hangover, saying well hell, that was another epic disaster. And that pretty much sums up my entire "club" experience.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2019 09:22 AM (V2Yro)

385 I think the average angry gay person is only angry because being gay just ain't special anymore.

--

What better way to retaliate than to, of course, hate America!

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at May 14, 2019 09:23 AM (JoUsr)

386 Shepard or Terrier...
Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 14, 2019 09:21 AM (flINI)


Alas, I don't think he went into that kind of detail.

Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 09:23 AM (IXZGh)

387 >>Sean Davis @seanmdav
Federal prosecutor John Durham, whom AG Bill Barr tasked to investigate the 2016 anti-Trump spy operation, is no stranger to FBI corruption. In 2000, he uncovered evidence that FBI agents framed four men for murders committed by FBI informants.
- - - -
This FBI corruption that framed 4 men included. . . Robert Mueller!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2019 09:23 AM (W+vEI)

388 382... horrible music and overpriced watered down drinks.
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 09:22 AM (O7MnT)


Isn't this really the story of the Metropolitan Opera?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 09:23 AM (zBaqJ)

389 I think the average angry gay person is only angry because being gay just ain't special anymore.

Case in point, the gay dude in Michigan who organized a Pride Parade and got so mad that conservatives *didn't* turn out to protest that he burned down his house with his pets inside.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 09:23 AM (O7MnT)

390 387 >>Sean Davis @seanmdav
Federal prosecutor John Durham, whom AG Bill Barr tasked to investigate the 2016 anti-Trump spy operation, is no stranger to FBI corruption. In 2000, he uncovered evidence that FBI agents framed four men for murders committed by FBI informants.
- - - -
This FBI corruption that framed 4 men included. . . Robert Mueller!
Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2019 09:23 AM (W+vEI)

==========

So, he's been unafraid of going against the FBI before.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 09:24 AM (9cans)

391 I think the average angry gay person is only angry because being gay just ain't special anymore.


It's becoming harder and harder to be the center of attention any more...

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 14, 2019 09:24 AM (oVJmc)

392 389 I think the average angry gay person is only angry because being gay just ain't special anymore.

Case in point, the gay dude in Michigan who organized a Pride Parade and got so mad that conservatives *didn't* turn out to protest that he burned down his house with his pets inside.
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 09:23 AM (O7MnT)

===========

If Hollywood was interested in satire anymore, that'd be the next contender for Best Picture right there. The one they throw to comedies once every few years.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 09:25 AM (9cans)

393 And every time, the next day, we would be laying around sick with a hangover, saying well hell, that was another epic disaster. And that pretty much sums up my entire "club" experience.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2019 09:22 AM (V2Yro)


My experiences in college club hopping was it was solely in place for under age drinking and fraternity fights.

Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 09:25 AM (IXZGh)

394 THIS. Soon tranny mutilation will be commonplace. Then pedophilia, then bestiality then...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton


...society collapses, the freaks die off, and the land forgets.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 14, 2019 09:25 AM (AM1GF)

395 It is good that dogs do not live too long, for we would love them too much.

Posted by: Zombie Sir Walter Raleigh at May 14, 2019 09:26 AM (KOCKb)

396
I went to Brooklyn College so Friday or Saturday nights were in Manhattan.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 09:26 AM (zBaqJ)

397 If by "clubbing" you mean going to a watering hole and drinking until you couldn't see straight?... I've done that. In fact I was SO good at it that people who knew and loved me said I shouldn't do it any longer. I haven't had a drink in over 30 years. Fun fact, Vince Flynn was a friend of mine and my favorite bartender at Tiffanys Lounge in St Paul MN

Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 14, 2019 09:26 AM (flINI)

398 Case in point, the gay dude in Michigan who organized a Pride Parade and got so mad that conservatives *didn't* turn out to protest that he burned down his house with his pets inside.
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo


...dafuq?

Someone remind me again why we emptied and closed all the loony bins? Seems to me they need to make a comeback in a big way...

Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 14, 2019 09:26 AM (AM1GF)

399 Bummer. At least you got to go to Italy.
Posted by: Insomniac at May 14, 2019 09:20 AM (NWiLs)

=============

I was young. I was depressed. I taught English for a year.

I came out massively in debt.

Worth it!
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 09:22 AM (9cans)

That's the spirit.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 14, 2019 09:27 AM (NWiLs)

400 396
I went to Brooklyn College so Friday or Saturday nights were in Manhattan.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 09:26 AM (zBaqJ)

===========

Shoulda gone to the Bronx.

More interesting nights.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 09:27 AM (9cans)

401 >>So, he's been unafraid of going against the FBI before.

He's been investigating James Baker, former FBI General Counsel, for some time now.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 14, 2019 09:27 AM (/tuJf)

402 400
Shoulda gone to the Bronx.

More interesting nights.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 09:27 AM (9cans)


Not in the 1970s if you wanted to live to see the sunrise on Sunday.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 09:27 AM (zBaqJ)

403 society collapses, the freaks die off, and the land forgets.

Sometimes I wonder how much longer Nature is going to put up with this shit.

Other times I wonder, has technological advancement made insanity sustainable?

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 09:27 AM (O7MnT)

404 You had to go to Italy to find an American girl?

Posted by: dantesed at May 14, 2019 09:28 AM (88xKn)

405 401 >>So, he's been unafraid of going against the FBI before.

He's been investigating James Baker, former FBI General Counsel, for some time now.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 14, 2019 09:27 AM (/tuJf)

============

I love how he just got to his post last year through a unanimous Senate vote.

That's my favorite part of this slice of the story so far.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 09:28 AM (9cans)

406 The last time I intentionally went to a nightclub as part of a regular routine was well over 30 years ago.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 09:16 AM (zBaqJ)

===

All JJ's business is in-call only now.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 14, 2019 09:28 AM (EZebt)

407 402 400
Shoulda gone to the Bronx.

More interesting nights.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 09:27 AM (9cans)


Not in the 1970s if you wanted to live to see the sunrise on Sunday.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 09:27 AM (zBaqJ)

===========

I didn't say fun, or survivable.

Just interesting.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 09:28 AM (9cans)

408 394...society collapses, the freaks die off, and the land forgets.
Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 14, 2019 09:25 AM (AM1GF)


And start all over again!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 09:29 AM (zBaqJ)

409 404 You had to go to Italy to find an American girl?
Posted by: dantesed at May 14, 2019 09:28 AM (88xKn)

==========

Actually...yeah.

I ended up dating a girl for 15 months while over there.

She was from Indiana.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 09:29 AM (9cans)

410 406
All JJ's business is in-call only now.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 14, 2019 09:28 AM (EZebt)

Geisha to GO!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 09:29 AM (zBaqJ)

411 J.J. - You done outdone yourself.

*moves coffee pot to computer desk*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2019 09:30 AM (CDGwz)

412 If Hollywood was interested in satire anymore, that'd be the next contender for Best Picture right there. The one they throw to comedies once every few years.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 09:25 AM (9cans)


I remember being stuck in a hotel once and watching a movie starring wannabe black Michael Rappaport and, I think, the blubberish Patton Oswalt.

They were football fans in Philly and NY and constantly called into some stupid sports talk radio show and came up with slams and bits to trash each other and their teams.

One ended up carrying a gun to a bar in attempt to kill the other, because football teams are more important than life, or something.

It didn't happen, I think I remember, but overall, the movie was so stupid and bad, it was like a train wreck and I couldn't turn away.

Your comment reminds me of the times I wasted in hotels watching movies that never should've been made.

Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 09:31 AM (IXZGh)

413 Not in the 1970s if you wanted to live to see the sunrise on Sunday.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 09:27 AM (zBaqJ)
~~~~~

Hey! It all depends on what part of the Bronx. Fordham Univ. area: Penny Whistle, Pick & Shovel, Killarney Rose. Manhattan College area: Green Alligator, Johnny Macs, Piper's Kilt

Posted by: IrishEi at May 14, 2019 09:31 AM (NtglE)

414
NOOD.

Dutch.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 09:31 AM (zBaqJ)

415 Art is up.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 14, 2019 09:31 AM (gC2IV)

416 "Playing for Pizza." A John Grisham novel. A washed-up QB goes to Italy to play American-style football and fall in love with an American girl.

Posted by: JAS at May 14, 2019 09:31 AM (KOCKb)

417 Other times I wonder, has technological advancement made insanity sustainable?

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo


The infrastructure that sustains our current civilization is remarkably fragile. Reliance on long-distance transport and communications, "just in time" logistics, financialization, and the mania for unproductive endeavors depend on a lot of hidden infrastructure and activity that could easily collapse like a house of cards under the wrong (right?) stressors.

These insanities may be just the ticket to bring down the whole shebang.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 14, 2019 09:32 AM (AM1GF)

418 Other times I wonder, has technological advancement made insanity sustainable?
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo
-------

It would seem so.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2019 09:32 AM (CDGwz)

419 NOOD.

Dutch.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton
----------

Hold it...I just got here.

Wait, a painting of Reagan?

Moar covfefe

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2019 09:34 AM (xSo9G)

420 NOOD - My cue to switch to a bad movie channel on YouTube and start doing real work.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 09:34 AM (O7MnT)

421 Federal prosecutor John Durham, whom AG Bill Barr tasked to investigate the 2016 anti-Trump spy operation, is no stranger to FBI corruption. In 2000, he uncovered evidence that FBI agents framed four men for murders committed by FBI informants.
__________________

Hey, if you wanna get good info, you gotta frame some people for murder once in a while! It's just basic legal ethics!

Posted by: Bob Mueller at May 14, 2019 09:37 AM (k4dH2)

422 82 Seniors join AARP for the Secondary Insurance discounts


Posted by: Jonah at May 14, 2019 08:07 AM

---

The wife and I get mailers from the at least once a week. I don't even open them up.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 14, 2019 08:10 AM (JUOKG)
______

Sometimes I send them junk mail in the return envelopes. I think that means they pay postage. Expired coupons are good for this, too.

Posted by: Eeyore at May 14, 2019 09:45 AM (VaN/j)

423 Greenfield's piece is good. I started thinking about the de-platforming of conservatives last night in response to one of Ace's posts. I think the solution lies in viewing these platforms as electronic public squares all free speech protections should apply.

Posted by: Locke Common at May 14, 2019 09:54 AM (IdkGz)

424
I agree; but I'm fairly confident that this verdict will be reversed on Appeal, as a "verdict unsupported by the evidence in the case".
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2019 08:51 AM (V2Yro)

Meanwhile, there are shyster lawyers promising big returns if you even looked at a container of roundup and contracted cancer.

Posted by: Fox2! at May 14, 2019 10:49 AM (MwFQu)

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