Mark Sanford, Alleged Challenger to Trump, Suspends Hypothetical Campaign In Order to Spend More Time With His Argentinian Side-Piece

Ahhh, muy calliente.

He says his failure is due to Democrats' success in launching an impeachment hearing.

What? Democrats try to impeach the sitting impeachment, and he says that prevents him from mounting a challenge to that president?

Whatever.

Mark Sanford dropped his challenge to President Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday, saying the focus on impeachment has made it impossible for his campaign to gain traction.

"You've got to be a realist," Sanford said outside the New Hampshire statehouse. "What I did not anticipate is an impeachment."

Various corporate-sponsored fake conservatives are weeping into their fake captains' hats.






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1 Baseball Cuck knows how to tow a line.

Posted by: garrett at November 12, 2019 05:09 PM (AIGhm)

2 And how stupid was Sanford that he did not know the Dems were going to try and impeach?

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at November 12, 2019 05:09 PM (nAiE/)

3 Who?

Posted by: Lizzy at November 12, 2019 05:10 PM (bDqIh)

4 An Impeached President is Not the Hill to Die On.

Posted by: garrett at November 12, 2019 05:10 PM (AIGhm)

5 hola chamacos y chamacas

Posted by: Jasper Moore at November 12, 2019 05:10 PM (B+t5k)

6 "Best protest candidate"


Is that like a participation trophy?

Posted by: Lizzy at November 12, 2019 05:11 PM (bDqIh)

7 Sigh... always the bridesmaid, never the bride.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at November 12, 2019 05:11 PM (nAiE/)

8 Impeach an impeachment?

Oh, I get it now I don't.

Posted by: Tu abuela tambien at November 12, 2019 05:11 PM (TuPuY)

9 and the band played on.

Posted by: Jasper Moore at November 12, 2019 05:12 PM (B+t5k)

10 How did he even think he had a short or anyone cared if he ran? Who was going to vote for this doofus?

Our running joke in my family is his state was terrible for road maintenance. During his term, we had to go through SC a few times for vacation and other road trips. It was a terrible drive because the highways were so awful. Just an incredible failure in that regard. No idea how he was as a governor but the highways were bone rattling to drive along.

Posted by: turambar at November 12, 2019 05:12 PM (Gylu/)

11 If that's the best protest candidate they can muster, AHOY!

Posted by: SMOD Keeper at November 12, 2019 05:13 PM (pSVFi)

12 My success with Kate Upton is due to her marrying Justin Verlander.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 12, 2019 05:13 PM (ZLI7S)

13 >>>He says his failure is due to Democrats' success in launching an impeachment hearing.

Heh, he's blaming Trump.

Posted by: davidt at November 12, 2019 05:13 PM (l3+k2)

14 Shorter Baseball Cuck: Guess we'll have to vote for the Democrat again!

Posted by: Lizzy at November 12, 2019 05:14 PM (bDqIh)

15 I like the part where in the subtext Gary Johnson destroys his VP candidate.

Posted by: Fringe at November 12, 2019 05:14 PM (vx54i)

16 "I coulda been a contendah" -- Mark Sanford

"I coulda been a contendah" -- Mark Gastineau

What do these two have in common?

Posted by: OCBill at November 12, 2019 05:14 PM (df+Zi)

17 How much campaign cash has he managed to skim?

Posted by: davidt at November 12, 2019 05:14 PM (l3+k2)

18 Donald Trump is an immature horndog with poor impulse control. What we need is someone that sneaks off to Argentina at the drop of a hat and tells no one so he can act like an 8th grader finding his first love.

Posted by: Buzzion at November 12, 2019 05:14 PM (qkXUc)

19 Easy Marks.

Posted by: OCBill at November 12, 2019 05:15 PM (df+Zi)

20
Gov. Gary Johnson
@GovGaryJohnson
I have great respect for @MarkSanford - It's a shame that the GOP has rallied against fiscally conservative voices.

LOL. "Rallied against." Like anyone paid him any attention.

Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at November 12, 2019 05:15 PM (9hauA)

21 Didn't the Argentinian side piece tell him

" Adios, amigo ?"

Posted by: Roman Maroni at November 12, 2019 05:15 PM (vCA4F)

22 Sanford's excuse makes no sense whatsoever.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 12, 2019 05:16 PM (HaL55)

23 He had no chance in hell, I'm in his old congressional district and he is a pariah down here.

Posted by: LowCoBangBang at November 12, 2019 05:16 PM (TZtYg)

24 >>What do these two have in common?

Nothing. Gastineau was actually good at his job.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 12, 2019 05:16 PM (ZLI7S)

25 Republican fisically conservative with a Dem majority: I made a big reduction in future spending increases. Instead of spending 100 billion over the next 10 years, I have gotten them to agree to a 10 billion per year cap, which is renegotiable every year.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 12, 2019 05:16 PM (Ud+G6)

26 Al Leppo?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 12, 2019 05:16 PM (aKsyK)

27 Yeah, that's it, its because of Impeachment, and Russians, yeah, that's the ticket!

and rushing the impeachment, yeah...

And Miss Argentina, whom I've also slept with...

Posted by: Don Q at November 12, 2019 05:16 PM (NgKpN)

28 Baseball Cucks tears are delicious - now he'll have to hope Hillary runs....or perhaps Pat 'my friends at last night pot luck dinner said I should be President" Deval.

Posted by: Boswell at November 12, 2019 05:16 PM (32YRo)

29 Sanford needs to participate in the Hot Shit Challenge.

Posted by: Galil at November 12, 2019 05:17 PM (Pzzpr)

30 Shouldn't every non-Trump Repub prez candidate be going gangbusters due to all the dissatisfaction with OrangeMan we are constantly told exists?

Posted by: irright at November 12, 2019 05:17 PM (pMGkg)

31 Now we can expect a William Weld polling surge.

Posted by: Mark1971 at November 12, 2019 05:17 PM (xPl2J)

32 I had completely forgotten about him since the day he kicked of his campaign.

Posted by: Surfperch at November 12, 2019 05:17 PM (htJYU)

33 Tragic ... if you're a NeverTrump GOP political consultant that'll now have to scrape by for an entire election season on nothing but the dream of Bloomberg riding to your family's rescue with his load of stupid money.

Posted by: Frankovich's Monster at November 12, 2019 05:17 PM (hdzef)

34 Hey guys, this year they wanted an additional 5 billion above the 10 billion cap, but we held it to 4 billion, saving 100 billion over the next 100 years!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 12, 2019 05:17 PM (Ud+G6)

35 More votes for us!

Posted by: Bill Weld and Joe Walsh at November 12, 2019 05:18 PM (htJYU)

36 I can't remember who it was -- may have even been ace -- but the person who pointed out how True Conservative Inc has backed Democrats for three straight national elections proves where their affections truly lie.

Its only a question of which Dem they back, not if.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 12, 2019 05:18 PM (KZzsI)

37 I saw Sitting Impeachment open for Custer's Last Band at Latitude 44 in '76.

Posted by: ShainS -- Trump/Conan the Hero Dog 2020: Two Barbarians for the Price of One!!! at November 12, 2019 05:18 PM (dsC2Q)

38 It's sad that his electoral powerhouse can't get over the first speed bump.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 12, 2019 05:19 PM (oVJmc)

39 No really, how much cash did he manage to skim and put away offshore? I am of the opinion that's what all these types are really doing.

And how many houses does Bernie have at this point?

Is Booker and Kamala going to get a book and movie deal?

Every now and then I see Kaine pop up on some news channel and have to laugh.

Just sick of the crap any more. Trump is fighting hard every single day and where is the GOPe? Leading from behind and destroying, or trying their damndest to do so, every gain he is making.

Posted by: turambar at November 12, 2019 05:19 PM (Gylu/)

40 Has there been pictures of the Argentinan distraction?

Posted by: Skip at November 12, 2019 05:19 PM (ZCEU2)

41 Protest vote? What's he protesting? Orangemanbad?

Posted by: Embarrassing Stain at November 12, 2019 05:19 PM (JQ9Wq)

42 So Tim Carney is admitting Trump is conservative? But not as conservative as Conservative, Inc., I guess.

Posted by: abbynormal at November 12, 2019 05:19 PM (I849g)

43 I mean, I am annoyed increasingly with Trump on immigration and his failure to follow through on key things like defunding Sanctuary cities and his YET AGAIN offering to give amnesty to DACA "dreamers" as a negotiation technique to the Democrats. But I mean... look at the alternative. Its one extremist radical hard left lunatic after another.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 12, 2019 05:20 PM (KZzsI)

44 I thought she had kicked him to the curb a couple years back?

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, in Erath, Near Carcosa at November 12, 2019 05:20 PM (Clxcy)

45 How much campaign cash has he managed to skim?
Posted by: davidt at November 12, 2019 05:14 PM (l3+k2)

I sent him $5.00.

Posted by: Mark Sanford's Aunt at November 12, 2019 05:20 PM (htJYU)

46 Our running joke in my family is his state was terrible for road
maintenance. During his term, we had to go through SC a few times for
vacation and other road trips. It was a terrible drive because the
highways were so awful. Just an incredible failure in that regard. No
idea how he was as a governor but the highways were bone rattling to
drive along.


If he can't even do the basics of governing properly, how good a governor could he have been?


But on second thought, perhaps he just didn't have a relative to whom he could steer some lucrative highway maintenance contracts to. So totally not his fault.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 12, 2019 05:20 PM (HaL55)

47 Appalachian Trail >> Campaign Trail

Posted by: Muldoon at November 12, 2019 05:20 PM (m45I2)

48
lol @ fiscal conservatives

How Many Election Cycles Have They Pulled This Bullshit On Us? Fiscal Conservatives, my ass.

What angers me is that they think we're still falling for their "fiscal conservative" scam.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at November 12, 2019 05:20 PM (6vHcr)

49 So which remaining lucky Republican is gonna split Sanford's 0% of the vote?!

Posted by: JewishOdysseus at November 12, 2019 05:20 PM (umBCo)

50 Of course the cucks respect and admire the virile Mark Sanford who kept both a wife and a gumar.

Sanford's probably rogering all their wives too.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 12, 2019 05:21 PM (1XNk8)

51 One joke candidate down, 37 joke candidates to go!

Posted by: zombie at November 12, 2019 05:21 PM (fK2gX)

52 Argentinian?

I thought he was fading into Bolivian.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 12, 2019 05:21 PM (m45I2)

53
Appalachian Trail >> Campaign Trail
Posted by: Muldoon


Got his trails mixed up.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 12, 2019 05:21 PM (aKsyK)

54 Mark is hitch hiking the Appalachian Trail?

Posted by: dantesed at November 12, 2019 05:21 PM (6Odkn)

55 7 Sigh... always the bridesmaid, never the bride.
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at November 12, 2019 05:11 PM (nAiE/)
=======
Too much typing. You should have gone with "st".

Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at November 12, 2019 05:22 PM (xptlg)

56 His campaign was in financial trouble. He had only raised two Brazilian dollars.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 12, 2019 05:22 PM (m45I2)

57 "You've got to be a realist," Sanford said ...

________


Okay, that's some funny shit right there -- I don't care who you are.

Posted by: ShainS -- Trump/Conan the Hero Dog 2020: Two Barbarians for the Price of One!!! at November 12, 2019 05:22 PM (dsC2Q)

58 46 It's all about the graft and corruption, baby. Here, let my cousin handle that. I also have a brother who does that other stuff. He can totally do that job for you.

Posted by: turambar at November 12, 2019 05:22 PM (Gylu/)

59 Heard a clip of Elizabeth Warren on the radio today.

She sounded exactly like Stuart from MAD-TV.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 12, 2019 05:22 PM (oVJmc)

60
These cucks and liars and scammers are the true "conservatives." They really are.

They exist solely to conserve the Status Quo (created by the Democrats).

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at November 12, 2019 05:22 PM (6vHcr)

61 Someone throw a bucket of diarrhea on him. He's done.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 12, 2019 05:22 PM (Q5ALd)

62 Sanford is a door mat who blew it with a super rich x wife.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 12, 2019 05:22 PM (yWXpx)

63 So he took a hike.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 12, 2019 05:22 PM (ptqGC)

64 Is the Argentine lady as hot as, say, Sofia Vergara?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 12, 2019 05:22 PM (Ejm1K)

65 Willowed:


You know it's like the Republicans and Democrats had a bet to see who could kill their party first.

The Republicans said: "Welp, we're never going to do what we promise our voters. Never! In fact, once we're elected we're going to do the polar opposite of what we promised."

And the Democrats said: "Yeah, yeah. That's too much work. We're just going to promise and enact the most lunatic laws possible. Destroying the country stuff. Stuff nobody in their right minds would ever vote for. Nobody at all."


The Republicans are on their way to winning the bet, which is $1.00.

The Democrats have lost the bet, so they lost a $1.00 but gained total power.


The End.

Posted by: naturalfake at November 12, 2019 05:23 PM (9X624)

66 The GOP hasn't even pretended to be fiscally conservative for 20 years.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at November 12, 2019 05:23 PM (3DZIZ)

67 LOL - Baseball cuck is all butthurt about it! Of course.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 12, 2019 05:23 PM (Kpl3J)

68 How these NeverTrump DeadEnders still get all indignant cos TheDonald was a playboy and divorced twice, yet they kindly forgive Sanford's overseas soulmate side-piece?

Posted by: JewishOdysseus at November 12, 2019 05:24 PM (umBCo)

69 For some reason I always thought that Baseball cuck referred to George Will.

Posted by: Embarrassing Stain at November 12, 2019 05:24 PM (JQ9Wq)

70

Any time a Republican runs as a "fiscal conservative" or a "social conservative," you know they're neither. They're con artists, and YOU are the Mark (pigeon, the guppy, the sap ).

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at November 12, 2019 05:24 PM (6vHcr)

71 LOL, love the tweets Ace. Soo much butthurt.

Posted by: Draki at November 12, 2019 05:24 PM (Fvogs)

72 Wonder what Three-Wives Sykes has to say about all this?

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 12, 2019 05:24 PM (1XNk8)

73 22 Sanford's excuse makes no sense whatsoever.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 12, 2019 05:16 PM (HaL55)
--------------

He stuck to what he knew.

Posted by: blake - are you DMV experienced?
at November 12, 2019 05:24 PM (qC1Sy)

74 Joy Behar sez everyone should read the writings of conservative, Max Boot:

https://tinyurl.com/yjxhja6e

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 12, 2019 05:24 PM (ptqGC)

75 My God! The horror!

https://tinyurl.com/ts9hnft

Posted by: JackStraw at November 12, 2019 05:24 PM (ZLI7S)

76 Who could have predicted this spectacular flameout except for EVERYONE WITH AT LEAST A ROOM TEMPERATURE IQ?

Posted by: blaster at November 12, 2019 05:25 PM (ZfRYq)

77 OT: Breitbart (for what it's worth) is reporting that Trump support surging with suburban woman. Whine moms ain't crazy after all

Posted by: Sessions, Rosenstein and Huber at November 12, 2019 05:25 PM (U7k5w)

78 Its only a question of which Dem they back, not if.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

Oh Baseball Cuck and PopeAssHat will be supporting the Dem nominee next summer, you can count on that. PopeAssHat will just tell everyone who criticizes him to go fuck themselves and they should all be indicted on felonies - but BC will go into some twisted, convoluted mind-bending reason that conservative goals will be served by electing Chief Ful-O-Shit and then defy others to unfuck his mind.

Posted by: Boswell at November 12, 2019 05:25 PM (32YRo)

79 Tina Louise >> Argentina

Posted by: Muldoon at November 12, 2019 05:25 PM (m45I2)

80 Ok.
I'll bite.
Who is Mark Sanford?

Posted by: Diogenes at November 12, 2019 05:26 PM (j5P46)

81 65 Willowed:


You know it's like the Republicans and Democrats had a bet to see who could kill their party first.

The Republicans are on their way to winning the bet, which is $1.00.

The Democrats have lost the bet, so they lost a $1.00 but gained total power.


The End.
Posted by: naturalfake at November 12, 2019 05:23 PM (9X624)

Huh? Trump has killed the Republicans? Pretty sure Trump's party is doing fine.

Posted by: Draki at November 12, 2019 05:26 PM (Fvogs)

82 Oh wait.
Never mind. I just don't care.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 12, 2019 05:26 PM (j5P46)

83 The Republicans are on their way to winning the bet, which is $1.00.

The Democrats have lost the bet, so they lost a $1.00 but gained total power.

The End.
Posted by: naturalfake at November 12, 2019 05:23 PM (9X624)

Wait a minute - it's not over yet. At the last minute, Dems are saying "hey we could still win! Lets see if they still vote for us if we get our followers to start pouring buckets of shit on people's heads!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 12, 2019 05:26 PM (Kpl3J)

84 I'm surprised Joe Scarborough hasn't decided to launch a wildly successful campaign for preezy.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 12, 2019 05:27 PM (ptqGC)

85 https://tinyurl.com/yjxhja6e
Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 12, 2019 05:24 PM (ptqGC)

Maybe he could get a blonde wig and replace Meggie

Posted by: CN at November 12, 2019 05:27 PM (U7k5w)

86 80 Ok.
I'll bite.
Who is Mark Sanford?
Posted by: Diogenes at November 12, 2019 05:26 PM (j5P46)

Owns a junk yard and has a son and an ugly ugly sister in law

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 12, 2019 05:27 PM (yWXpx)

87 Shorter Sanford - I'm staying down Argentine way.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 12, 2019 05:28 PM (ahnZf)

88 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at November 12, 2019 05:28 PM (1XAal)

89 Mark Sanford clutches his chest, looks at the sky and moans, "This is the Big One, Lizbeth!"

Posted by: Muldoon at November 12, 2019 05:28 PM (m45I2)

90 75 My God! The horror!

https://tinyurl.com/ts9hnft
Posted by: JackStraw at November 12, 2019 05:24 PM (ZLI7S)

Damn! That's even relevant for kicking Sanford to the curb.

Posted by: Draki at November 12, 2019 05:28 PM (Fvogs)

91 I stayed out of the hot poop thread below

Posted by: Yo! at November 12, 2019 05:28 PM (1XAal)

92 Who is Mark Sanford?

Posted by: Diogenes at November 12, 2019 05:26 PM (j5P46)


Former disgraced governor of SC. Told his wife, kids, and staff he was going to hike the Appalachian Trail.

Which turned out to be code for flying to Argentina to be with his hottie lover.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 12, 2019 05:28 PM (ptqGC)

93 75 I laughed. Haha.

Posted by: turambar at November 12, 2019 05:28 PM (Gylu/)

94 Shorter Sanford - I'm staying down Argentine way.

Don't cry for him.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 12, 2019 05:28 PM (HaL55)

95 Wait a minute.. Gary 'Aleppo' Johnson?

That Johnson? What a schlong.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 12, 2019 05:28 PM (ahnZf)

96 I saw a strip of paper on a hotel toilet once that read "Sanfordized for your protection"

Posted by: Muldoon at November 12, 2019 05:29 PM (m45I2)

97 >>Damn! That's even relevant for kicking Sanford to the curb.

That was Sanford's little man.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 12, 2019 05:29 PM (ZLI7S)

98 75 My God! The horror!

https://tinyurl.com/ts9hnft
Posted by: JackStraw at November 12, 2019 05:24 PM (ZLI7S)

ROFL - I knew that was coming! PUNKED!

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 12, 2019 05:29 PM (Kpl3J)

99 Good governor, not great. Appreciated him when I lived in SC. Horrible husband and even a worse contender for President. Needs to go away.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at November 12, 2019 05:29 PM (N3JsI)

100 Tina Louise >> Argentina
Posted by: Muldoon at November 12, 2019 05:25 PM (m45I2)


Yup.
In fact, TL >> most of LatAm.
But I have met a few ladies from Brazil that are worthy of a cruise on the Minnow.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 12, 2019 05:29 PM (j5P46)

101 Don't talk about Impeachclub!

Posted by: Adam Schiff (D-CA) at November 12, 2019 05:29 PM (YOhRS)

102 A hot diarrhea mess is the perfect metaphor to describe the Coastal California Utopia.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 12, 2019 05:30 PM (ahnZf)

103 Has anyone seen the clip of Joe Scarborough talking about how when he feels really blue, he binge watches Dawson Creek. I think comfortablysmug had the clip on his twitter page.

I immediately thought of Ace.

Posted by: Ktgreat at November 12, 2019 05:30 PM (f8ilN)

104 Just you all you guys wait! Once Trump is gone we're going to be in charge again just like nothing ever happened.

It's going to be Chamber of Commerce Conservatism for us and The Purge for all you Trumpists.

You're going to love it when President Rubio agrees to invade literally every country Secretary of State Bill Kristol can name in 60 seconds.

Posted by: GOPe Ascendant! at November 12, 2019 05:30 PM (hdzef)

105 "You've got to be a realist," Sanford said outside the New Hampshire statehouse. "What I did not anticipate is an impeachment."

Says the guy who decided to run against the most popular president in the last 20 years, and he's in the same alleged party.

Posted by: DR.WTF at November 12, 2019 05:31 PM (aS1PU)

106 104 Just you all you guys wait! Once Trump is gone we're going to be in charge again just like nothing ever happened.

It's going to be Chamber of Commerce Conservatism for us and The Purge for all you Trumpists.

You're going to love it when President Rubio agrees to invade literally every country Secretary of State Bill Kristol can name in 60 seconds.
Posted by: GOPe Ascendant! at November 12, 2019 05:30 PM (hdzef)

If Romney or McStain had won once, maaaayyyybbeee I'd think there was a chance of that.

Posted by: Draki at November 12, 2019 05:32 PM (Fvogs)

107 I suppose this means 7 more votes for Bill Weld.

Posted by: blaster at November 12, 2019 05:32 PM (ZfRYq)

108 Deadlines for ballot qualifications has passed in Alabama and Arkansas.


Window is closing for anyone wanting to run in 20.

Posted by: Ha at November 12, 2019 05:32 PM (jKqaK)

109 I don't think he's still with the Argentinian (Argentine?) mistress, is he?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 12, 2019 05:32 PM (WI7YS)

110 77 OT: Breitbart (for what it's worth) is reporting that Trump support surging with suburban woman. Whine moms ain't crazy after all
Posted by: Sessions, Rosenstein and Huber at November 12, 2019 05:25 PM (U7k5w)

someone finally told them that the Green New Deal would REALLY increase Wine Prices, due to both production and shipping costs.

Posted by: Don Q at November 12, 2019 05:32 PM (NgKpN)

111 "You've got to be a realist," Sanford said outside the New Hampshire statehouse. "What I did not anticipate is an impeachment."

Yeah, that's why your "campaign" has gone unnoticed outside of your immediate family.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 12, 2019 05:32 PM (9KTP0)

112 Its easy to be a fiscal conservative when you have no power to change spending decisions.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 12, 2019 05:33 PM (FTPn0)

113 The Irrelevant Ticket - Schultz/Sanford 2020

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 12, 2019 05:33 PM (ahnZf)

114 The GOPe is a bucket of hot hobo diarrhea.

That's all.

Posted by: Boots at November 12, 2019 05:33 PM (oGBso)

115 Why can't these people just become Democrats?

Sanford did not have a better temperament than Trump, the guy is an immature dirt bag. So now its back to policy, in what world is Trump not a conservative?

Just say you don't like Trump because he actually wants to put points on the board is damn effective at it.

Posted by: Blago at November 12, 2019 05:34 PM (sjTfF)

116 Impeachment is like a warm bucket of piss. And Russian prostitutes.

Posted by: Fritz at November 12, 2019 05:34 PM (wo3c/)

117 Yeah, that's why your "campaign" has gone unnoticed outside of your immediate family.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 12, 2019 05:32 PM (9KTP0)


I believe he actually had Joe and Mika's support.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 12, 2019 05:34 PM (ptqGC)

118 Reboted sitcom idea:

Mark Sanford in the Redd Foxx role. Ned Lamont in the Lamont role. Hoooooo-lian Castro in the Julio role. Maxine Waters in the Aunt Esther role.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 12, 2019 05:34 PM (tJvHx)

119 The soy-fed pussyboys are reeling. AP inconsolable.

One pleasure I've started indulging is reading comments on sites like Hot Air or Power Line, to Allahpundit or Mirengoff articles. They can be brutal. (The difference is that the other 3 at Power Line have come around, while at Hot Air the others - saving Sexton - look conservative only by proximity to AP.)

Posted by: Eeyore at November 12, 2019 05:34 PM (ZbwAu)

120 Mark, you big dummy.

Posted by: Zombie Fred Sanford at November 12, 2019 05:34 PM (EgshT)

121 I think a Bucket Full of Hot Diarrhea was his platform.

Posted by: Whistleblower Axeman, Who Reads Stuff on the Net (EDKH) at November 12, 2019 05:34 PM (YOhRS)

122
Q: If Sanford went to Argentina where did Mayor Pete go?

A: Uruguay


Thanks. I'll be here all week. Waitresses, veal, etc.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 12, 2019 05:34 PM (m45I2)

123 Former disgraced governor of SC. Told his wife, kids, and staff he was going to hike the Appalachian Trail.

Which turned out to be code for flying to Argentina to be with his hottie lover.

Posted by: Jane D'oh

"Ha, Ha! Did I say I would be all over the Appalachian Trail? I meant I would be all over Appliania's tail! My bad - umm - sorry."

Posted by: Boswell at November 12, 2019 05:34 PM (32YRo)

124 I think it's possible - nay, likely - that Sanford is just an incredibly stupid, self centered man who managed to play a part well for a few years.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 12, 2019 05:34 PM (Kpl3J)

125 Rumor has it BaseballCuck loves to receive surprise anal.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at November 12, 2019 05:35 PM (wneaL)

126 A: Uruguay


Rim shot!!

Posted by: Muldoon at November 12, 2019 05:35 PM (m45I2)

127 I mean Carney just admitted that Trump is the most conservative choice in the election. That means he'll back the man right?

*consults magic 8 ball*

"Signs point to no"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 12, 2019 05:35 PM (KZzsI)

128 My God! The horror!

https://tinyurl.com/ts9hnft



Truly, every MSM news story of the last decade.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 12, 2019 05:35 PM (oVJmc)

129
I'm not sure of the status of Mark and his Argentine firecracker. IIRC, he was going to marry her, but his kids laid down the law and said they'd never talk to him again if'n he married her.

I haven't heard much more about the status since then.

A few months ago, he tried to speak at some campaign event (Miss Lindsey, I think, or something Miss Lindsey was at). The crowd broke out in a "Take a hike, take a hike!" chant.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 12, 2019 05:35 PM (NMAzL)

130 Rim shot?

Or rim job?

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 12, 2019 05:35 PM (ahnZf)

131 "You've got to be a realist," Sanford said outside the New Hampshire statehouse. "What I did not anticipate is an impeachment."


NO ONE EXPECTS THE IMPEACHMENT!!!!


Posted by: Schiff Python at November 12, 2019 05:35 PM (9X624)

132 Diarrhea in Every Bucket!

Posted by: Whistleblower Axeman, Who Reads Stuff on the Net (EDKH) at November 12, 2019 05:36 PM (YOhRS)

133 > Deadlines for ballot qualifications has passed in Alabama and Arkansas.


I can fix that. Don'tchoo worry, brah.



Posted by: Judge Pakalolo Mahu at November 12, 2019 05:36 PM (tJvHx)

134 Rebooted sitcom idea:

Mark Sanford in the Redd Foxx role. Ned Lamont in the Lamont role. Hoooooo-lian Castro in the Julio role. Maxine Waters in the Aunt Esther role.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 12, 2019 05:34 PM (tJvHx)/i]

Julio Castro standing on a box saying, "De plane, boss! De plane!"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 12, 2019 05:36 PM (9KTP0)

135 Its easy to be a fiscal conservative when you have no power to change spending decisions.

It also helps to be numerate and to do gozintas.

I know this is a dumb question, but has any politician ever suggested running the government like a household and doing something like not spending more than you have coming in?

I can't recall one.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 12, 2019 05:36 PM (HaL55)

136 Wait, he was running?

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at November 12, 2019 05:36 PM (ARrEm)

137 Yep, all those morally superior NT'ers. Romenemy, McMuffin, French Davidian...all support a cheating bastard like Sanford because OrangeManBad.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 12, 2019 05:36 PM (1XNk8)

138 75 My God! The horror!

https://tinyurl.com/ts9hnft
Posted by: JackStraw at November 12, 2019 05:24 PM (ZLI7S)



LOL!

Posted by: Puddlglum, a new Soviet Virginian! at November 12, 2019 05:36 PM (tKWP3)

139 "You've got to be a realist," he fantasized.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 12, 2019 05:36 PM (m45I2)

140 NO ONE EXPECTS THE IMPEACHMENT!!!!

Posted by: Schiff Python at November 12, 2019 05:35 PM (9X624)


Would that qualify as "surprise impeachment?"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 12, 2019 05:37 PM (9KTP0)

141 Posted by: Judge Pakalolo Mahu at November 12, 2019 05:36 PM (tJvHx)

LOL

Posted by: DR.WTF at November 12, 2019 05:37 PM (aS1PU)

142 I honestly had no idea he was running. Who else is running?

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at November 12, 2019 05:37 PM (wneaL)

143 "to impeach the sitting impeachment, "

I see what you did there. I don't know why you did it, but I see it.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at November 12, 2019 05:37 PM (/+bwe)

144 "You've got to be a realist," Sanford said outside the New Hampshire statehouse. "What I did not anticipate is an impeachment."


Some Surprise Otter is something else you didn't anticipate!

Posted by: Diogenes at November 12, 2019 05:37 PM (j5P46)

145

I hope that he cashed Cuck Kristol's check for $1,000 first

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 12, 2019 05:37 PM (6S482)

146 Bring out the Comfy Impeachment!

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 12, 2019 05:38 PM (ahnZf)

147 He mounted his campaign in order to garner some liquid asserts which have dried up.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 12, 2019 05:38 PM (xcd1u)

148

While the "hiking the Appalachian Trail" was immortalized by Sanford, I think it was not him, but his staff who came up with that phrase. The gov. had gone missing, and they didn't know where he was and came up with that excuse to press inquiries about his whereabouts.

"Yeah, the governor likes to take off sometimes to hike the Appalachian Trail".

Soon after, we learned about his "soul mate"....

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 12, 2019 05:38 PM (NMAzL)

149 I know this is a dumb question, but has any politician ever suggested running the government like a household and doing something like not spending more than you have coming in?

I can't recall one.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 12, 2019 05:36 PM (HaL55)


Someone once (tellingly) likened the government to a family that made $22,000 a year, spent $35,000 a year, and owed (at the time) $167,000 (now about $210,000).

Kinda puts it in perspective, yes?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 12, 2019 05:38 PM (9KTP0)

150 Dems have been screaming impeachment for 3 years and he was surprised? Lolgf

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at November 12, 2019 05:38 PM (wneaL)

151 I honestly had no idea he was running. Who else is running?
Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at November 12, 2019 05:37 PM (wneaL)

Some guy named Braise, I think.

Posted by: Vanya at November 12, 2019 05:39 PM (U7voe)

152
It also helps to be numerate and to do gozintas.

I know this is a dumb question, but has any politician ever suggested running the government like a household and doing something like not spending more than you have coming in?

I can't recall one.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 12, 2019 05:36 PM (HaL55)

Actually enough States passed the Balanced Budget amendment over the years, but the Feds won't acknowledge it. They say some States passed slightly different versions and such.

Just like they did with the Income Tax Amendment.

But you know, different standards apply.

Posted by: Don Q at November 12, 2019 05:39 PM (NgKpN)

153 I know this is a dumb question, but has any politician ever suggested running the government like a household and doing something like not spending more than you have coming in?

Some crazy guy named Ronald did in the 80s, but everyone thought he had alzheimer's or something

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 12, 2019 05:39 PM (KZzsI)

154 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at November 12, 2019 05:39 PM (Zz0t1)

155 Low number check. I wouldn't take it.

Posted by: Weasel at November 12, 2019 05:39 PM (MVjcR)

156 LOL GF.

Posted by: Sponge at November 12, 2019 05:39 PM (Zz0t1)

157 You know who else hiked the Appalachian Trail?

Posted by: Muldoon at November 12, 2019 05:39 PM (m45I2)

158 I stayed out of the hot poop thread below
Posted by: Yo!

Well, I guess there's no stink on you!

Posted by: Howard Johnson at November 12, 2019 05:39 PM (z1DPh)

159 Sanford suffers Low VR*

*Voter Recognition.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 12, 2019 05:40 PM (ahnZf)

160 Nazis fled to Argentina after ww2.
Sanford is fucking an Argentinian.
Therefore Sanford is a Nazi lover.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at November 12, 2019 05:40 PM (wneaL)

161 My God! The horror!

https://tinyurl.com/ts9hnft
Posted by: JackStraw at November 12, 2019 05:24 PM (ZLI7S)

***

Driver should of really kicked his ass. He should of pointed it out to the crowd and said he was stalking children. Then the mob would of kicked his ass too.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 12, 2019 05:40 PM (j5P46)

162 Oooh!

Public hearings in Schiff's Kangaroo Court start tomorrow.

Why do I think they will die out by next Wednesday?

Posted by: rd at November 12, 2019 05:41 PM (+0uDE)

163 > I honestly had no idea he was running. Who else is running?

Shorter list: who isn't?
I haven't heard anything from the Harold Stassen organization recently, but I expect him to jump in the race shortly.

Posted by: Judge Pakalolo Mahu at November 12, 2019 05:41 PM (tJvHx)

164 Curiously, conservatives have an inclination to flush people of poor character from their ranks.

Posted by: Puzzled Democrat at November 12, 2019 05:41 PM (Pu/Kw)

165 I hope that he cashed Cuck Kristol's check for $1,000 first
Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 12, 2019 05:37 PM (6S482)

"Yeah, I'm totally running. Make it out to Citizen Action for Sanford-- Headquarters. Oh, too long? Just abbreviate it, it'll be fine."

Posted by: Vanya at November 12, 2019 05:41 PM (U7voe)

166 I wonder what ERIC CIARMELLA would say about this.

Posted by: Eric Ciaramella at November 12, 2019 05:41 PM (sWM8x)

167 Didn't Sanford's disappearance cause the SC state police to go looking for him on the Trail, including helicopter searches, etc? It cost the state tens of thousands of dollars of overtime in searches , and then he ended up showing back up, mealy mouthed the story of not telling people and then finally it came out he was in Argentina with his mistress? And then his wife promptly filed for divorce?

Didn't he end up stepping down?

Posted by: Jen the original at November 12, 2019 05:42 PM (96m0f)

168 Just
Me and Julio down by the school yard

Posted by: Yo! at November 12, 2019 05:42 PM (1XAal)

169 He should of pointed it out to the crowd and said he was stalking children. Then the mob would of kicked his ass too.

Probably just wanted a free bus ride to somewhere. But yeah, potential perv for sure.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 12, 2019 05:42 PM (KZzsI)

170 Interesting tidbit - American Thinker has a piece reporting that Australian news sources are saying that Alexander Downer has been interviewed by Durham.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 12, 2019 05:42 PM (Kpl3J)

171 Legal Insurrection reporting former Mass governor Deval Patrick considering jumping into the race.
But you know who isn't? Eric Ciaramella the whistleblower

Posted by: Skip at November 12, 2019 05:42 PM (ZCEU2)

172 The cucks were being enriched by free trade globalism, only share value mattered. So why are they so upset that stocks are up under Trump ... is it the record unemployment for black and Hispanic communities?


They really are not very clear ... and the main problem seems to be that Trump is an existential threat to the Graft Feasts and their seats at that table.

Posted by: illiniwek at November 12, 2019 05:42 PM (Cus5s)

173 > I honestly had no idea he was running. Who else is running?
---
I'm a juggernaut, baby.

Posted by: William Weld at November 12, 2019 05:42 PM (sWM8x)

174 Hey Mark Sanford,
You've got to know when to hold 'em

Know when to fold 'em

Know when to walk away

And know when to hit the Appalachian Trail

Posted by: Kenny Rogers at November 12, 2019 05:42 PM (q1Pj5)

175 Maybe now his son can get in.

Posted by: Caliban at November 12, 2019 05:42 PM (QE8X6)

176 Soon after, we learned about his "soul mate"....

Posted by: publius

As opposed to his "soul train" - which probably might have had an added element of accuracy.

Posted by: Boswell at November 12, 2019 05:43 PM (32YRo)

177 Sandford's worse than a loser, he's a non-starter

Posted by: Ben Had at November 12, 2019 05:43 PM (SCnqN)

178 Maybe now his son can get in

On what? The Argentine Action?

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 12, 2019 05:43 PM (ahnZf)

179

Obviously the "kid" getting chucked out of the bus was a setup, but I'm guessing the people on the street there didn't know that. LOL. Total metaphor for all the faux-peachment garbage.

Posted by: imp at November 12, 2019 05:44 PM (uKiy5)

180 "I have great respect for @MarkSanford - It's a shame that the GOP has rallied against fiscally conservative voices."

Question: When it came to the Porkbusters and the TEA Party movements, where were these people?

Question #2: When it came to Trump, where were these people? Specifically, what were they doing to try and keep the deficits down, to control spending? Did they try to work out at least some kind of deal? Or did they throw the train in reverse and back out of that station, just because Trump is putting the Bully in the Bully Pulpit?

Question #3: With the roaring economy, what are the numbers for current tax intake? Seems like, even with Trump-Cuts (R), we may be looking at a big windfall simply by way of volume. But you don't hear ANYTHING from what I can tell, 9/10ths because the MSM is shying away from economy reporting. If we do have record increases to go with a record economy, it just shows that, like trying to f*** yourself out of having AIDS, you can't spend your way out of debt.

Posted by: Another Anon at November 12, 2019 05:44 PM (b15fD)

181 Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 12, 2019 05:36 PM (HaL55)

Arkansas does this. I don't think it's the only one. Might be why SC has crappy roads.

Posted by: Hellza Poppin at November 12, 2019 05:44 PM (1+aPX)

182 169 He should of pointed it out to the crowd and said he was stalking children. Then the mob would of kicked his ass too.

Probably just wanted a free bus ride to somewhere. But yeah, potential perv for sure.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 12, 2019 05:42 PM (KZzsI)

Oh come on, I don't want to insult anyone by calling you gullible - but why do you think there was a video camera onsite and filming BEFORE the doors even opened????

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 12, 2019 05:44 PM (Kpl3J)

183 >>I know this is a dumb question, but has any politician ever suggested running the government like a household and doing something like not spending more than you have coming in?

>>I can't recall one.

That's because they never get elected. About 75% of government spending is military and entitlements. Another 5% or so interest on the debt. The rest is discretionary.

Nobody ever does squat about entitlements because the truth is nobody wants theirs cut. And military spending only ratchets one way too.

Until we cut entitlements and military spending I'm not getting worked up over spending any longer. We'll either get serious about it or wait for the crash.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 12, 2019 05:44 PM (ZLI7S)

184 > Legal Insurrection reporting former Mass governor Deval Patrick considering jumping into the race.


I forget, is he gay as well as being black and blind? If not, he should consider coming out, or declaring himself transgender or something.

Posted by: Judge Pakalolo Mahu at November 12, 2019 05:44 PM (tJvHx)

185 Kinda puts it in perspective, yes?

Yep. It's irresponsible as can be, but yeah.

But you know, different standards apply.

Who knew that unicorn farts and faerie dust were fungible?

President Boy's campaign would be built around fiscally responsible government. I'd propose a Balanced Budget Amendment with the provision that if a congresscretin dares to propose one penny of spending above that, they will face a firing squad by sundown.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 12, 2019 05:44 PM (HaL55)

186 Failure to Launch:

Sanford
Schultz
O'Rourke

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 12, 2019 05:44 PM (ahnZf)

187 Eric Ciaramella is out? ERIC CIARAMELLA IS OUT?

Posted by: Eric Ciaramella at November 12, 2019 05:44 PM (sWM8x)

188 Mark is a big dummy.

Posted by: Fred Sanford at November 12, 2019 05:45 PM (7ERNr)

189
I just looked it up. The Net financial position of the federal govt. now stands at about -$13T.

IOW, if you liquidated Uncle Sam, you'd be 13 trillion in the hole.

This does not include unfunded liabilities and all that shit.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 12, 2019 05:45 PM (NMAzL)

190 142 I honestly had no idea he was running. Who else is running?
Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at November 12, 2019 05:37 PM (wneaL)
---------------

I heard he was running, then forgot he'd tossed his tiny little propeller beanie hat into the ring, then was reminded he was in the race when he dropped out.

Not a whole lot of traction with that campaign.

Posted by: blake - are you DMV experienced?
at November 12, 2019 05:45 PM (qC1Sy)

191 69 For some reason I always thought that Baseball cuck referred to George Will.
Posted by: Embarrassing Stain at November 12, 2019 05:24 PM (JQ9Wq)
=======
Ha! Ha! You may have been joking, but I actually did think this!

Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at November 12, 2019 05:45 PM (xptlg)

192 Mark Sanford is a great man!

Posted by: Mark Sanford at November 12, 2019 05:46 PM (QE8X6)

193 The NeverTrumpers' desperation is comical now and I love it.

Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at November 12, 2019 05:46 PM (RD7QR)

194 In solidarity with Sanford I'm giving up my quest for a Marisa Tomei BJ

We both missed it by 'that' much

Posted by: East Bay Jay at November 12, 2019 05:46 PM (Lg/Uq)

195 189
I just looked it up. The Net financial position of the federal govt. now stands at about -$13T.

IOW, if you liquidated Uncle Sam, you'd be 13 trillion in the hole.

This does not include unfunded liabilities and all that shit.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 12, 2019 05:45 PM (NMAzL)

I find that hard to believe considering that the Feds own a LOT of land out here in the West.

A lot of which could be productive if they'd allow it.

Posted by: Don Q at November 12, 2019 05:46 PM (NgKpN)

196 Chalupa says she's itching to testify.

I bet she's itching, but not over testifying. More likely from the filth caked in her fat rolls.

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at November 12, 2019 05:46 PM (JcXHH)

197 Anyone that truly thinks they can take on PDT is obviously insane. The rest know they can't win, but will give the appearance of trying for their own more rational reasons.

Posted by: The Golden Corral at November 12, 2019 05:47 PM (Tnijr)

198 Oh come on, I don't want to insult anyone by calling you gullible - but why do you think there was a video camera onsite and filming BEFORE the doors even opened????

I wonder about that a lot, but these days it seems like pretty much EVERYTHING is filmed. People whip out that phone and start filming any time some disturbance (like a guy yelling at someone on a bus and opening the door). Who knows, could be setup, could be real. Crazier things have happened.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 12, 2019 05:47 PM (KZzsI)

199 Are we pretending Coulter is not in support of Trump getting kicked out ?

Posted by: Kurt at November 12, 2019 05:47 PM (kFwui)

200 191 69 For some reason I always thought that Baseball cuck referred to George Will.
Posted by: Embarrassing Stain at November 12, 2019 05:24 PM (JQ9Wq)
=======
Ha! Ha! You may have been joking, but I actually did think this!
Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at November 12, 2019 05:45 PM (xptlg)

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

While I now know it doesn't refer to George Will, I also see no reason why "baseball cuck" cannot also refer to George Will.

Posted by: blake - are you DMV experienced?
at November 12, 2019 05:47 PM (qC1Sy)

201 183 >>I know this is a dumb question, but has any politician ever suggested running the government like a household and doing something like not spending more than you have coming in?

>>I can't recall one.

We sure could use a man like Calvin Coolidge about now!

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 12, 2019 05:47 PM (Kpl3J)

202 Soon after, we learned about his "soul mate"....

Posted by: publius
--------

Other famous soul mates:

Camilla Parker
Wallace Simpson
Eva Braun
Magda Goebbels

Posted by: Puzzled Democrat at November 12, 2019 05:47 PM (Pu/Kw)

203 'Secret Agent' Chalupa?

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 12, 2019 05:47 PM (ahnZf)

204 There are going to be some shattered lives when trump wins with 320 EV.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 12, 2019 05:47 PM (UB/j7)

205 > O'Rourke

I think that now that they have all this free time, Beatoff and Eric Swallowell should form an anti-"gun violence" team and go door-to-door attempting to take people's guns.

I would watch the hell out of that YouTube series, for the very short time it lasted.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 12, 2019 05:47 PM (tJvHx)

206
Yes, the Love Guv had taken off on the sly down to see his girlfriend, and the state government officially didn't know where he was. It was an embarrassing thing.

The guv was AWOL. He served out his term, with Nikki Haley succeeding him.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 12, 2019 05:48 PM (NMAzL)

207 I would have voted for this man.

This honorable man.

Posted by: Benoit Dubois, totally not a Mark Sanford Alias at November 12, 2019 05:48 PM (7ERNr)

208 Will it be enough tears to float the dinghy?
A rubber duck would be more entertaining but they'll probably drown the little yellow guy.

Posted by: DaveA at November 12, 2019 05:48 PM (FhXTo)

209 Anyone that truly thinks they can take on PDT is obviously insane.

-
Bambi takes on Godzilla.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 12, 2019 05:48 PM (+y/Ru)

210 Oh hey octopus boy is back

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 12, 2019 05:48 PM (ahnZf)

211 Mark Sanford is a great man!
Posted by: Mark Sanford at November 12, 2019 05:46 PM (QE8X6)


So is Mitt Romney.

Posted by: Pierre Delecto at November 12, 2019 05:48 PM (aS1PU)

212 I just looked it up. The Net financial position of the federal govt. now stands at about -$13T.

IOW, if you liquidated Uncle Sam, you'd be 13 trillion in the hole.

This does not include unfunded liabilities and all that shit.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 12, 2019 05:45 PM (NMAzL)

Okay, we're past 100 so I'm going OT. Serious question. Are you, comment person at AoS, doing anything to harden yourself against what will eventually happen here? I'm not preaching prepping or going to live in a cave or anything, I'm genuinely curious what thoughts people have here.

Posted by: Vanya at November 12, 2019 05:48 PM (U7voe)

213 > While I now know it doesn't refer to George Will, I also see no reason why "baseball cuck" cannot also refer to George Will.

This new boy better watch out. Will seems like the type that's likely to cut a bitch, if he finds out said bitch is using his "street name".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 12, 2019 05:49 PM (tJvHx)

214 It's weird how sexually aroused these NeverTrump get at the thought of conservatives losing

They're proud of the crusty tube sock they keep hidden in the cushion of their basement Laz-E-Boy, ready at a moment's notice for the next CNN "Breaking News" of a liberal victory.

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at November 12, 2019 05:50 PM (k81AA)

215 >>178 Maybe now his son can get in

On what? The Argentine Action?
Posted by: Anna Puma at November 12, 2019 05:43 PM (ahnZf)

Errrrr...I know you are too young for this one, but, well, you know, "Sanford & Son"? Sorry for the lamity.

Posted by: Caliban at November 12, 2019 05:50 PM (QE8X6)

216 Actual question: If one of the NeverTrumpers major complaints about Trump is his poor character, as displayed by his multiple affairs, how is Sanford, who not only had an affair but literally bailed on his job as Governor to do bang his side chick, a better choice?

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 12, 2019 05:50 PM (GbPPJ)

217 tragic. along with katie hill, another victim of mysogony and white patriarchy.

Posted by: mjc at November 12, 2019 05:51 PM (Pg+x7)

218 > There are going to be some shattered lives when trump wins with 320 EV.


Recommend being prepared, if you live in a place that's at all likely to get "sporty".
Riots for sure.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 12, 2019 05:51 PM (tJvHx)

219 If one of the NeverTrumpers major complaints about Trump is his poor character, as displayed by his multiple affairs, how is Sanford, who not only had an affair but literally bailed on his job as Governor to do bang his side chick, a better choice?

Yes, but he's One Of Them, not some crass outsider!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 12, 2019 05:51 PM (KZzsI)

220
This new boy better watch out. Will seems like the type that's likely to cut a bitch, if he finds out said bitch is using his "street name".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 12, 2019 05:49 PM (tJvHx)

Unlike their wives, there can only be one man on top!

Posted by: Vanya at November 12, 2019 05:51 PM (U7voe)

221 Trump: Said "pussy"
Sanford: Playing hooky to tap Argentinian poontang on the taxpayers' dime

Impeach Trump!

Posted by: Fritz at November 12, 2019 05:51 PM (wo3c/)

222 Actual question: If one of the NeverTrumpers major complaints about Trump is his poor character, as displayed by his multiple affairs, how is Sanford, who not only had an affair but literally bailed on his job as Governor to do bang his side chick, a better choice?
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 12, 2019 05:50 PM (GbPPJ)


There you go using that "logic" stuff again.

Posted by: DR.WTF at November 12, 2019 05:51 PM (aS1PU)

223 Lord, please let me never do anything as clergyperson that completely embarrasses me so that my name is in the paper and brought up in front of my colleagues and congregation as a byword for stupidity and bad behavior.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 12, 2019 05:52 PM (WI7YS)

224 I wonder about that a lot, but these days it seems like pretty much EVERYTHING is filmed. People whip out that phone and start filming any time some disturbance (like a guy yelling at someone on a bus and opening the door). Who knows, could be setup, could be real. Crazier things have happened.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 12, 2019 05:47 PM (KZzsI)

I understand. What sells it as a planned prank to me is how carefully it is setup - first, a yellow school bus on a busy city street with shops (wut???) then the Happy Meal comes flying out to make people look, then the driver is clearly posing for the camera, looking straight at it and making tough guy poses, and to top it all off, the evil midget-child keeps a covering over his face until the very end, to keep the punk going as long as possible.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 12, 2019 05:52 PM (Kpl3J)

225 Are you, comment person at AoS, doing anything to
harden yourself against what will eventually happen here? I'm not
preaching prepping or going to live in a cave or anything, I'm genuinely
curious what thoughts people have here.

Posted by: Vanya at November 12, 2019 05:48 PM


I've been preaching prepping for quite some time. I even have a blog where I don't post.

Posted by: Bert G at November 12, 2019 05:52 PM (OMsf+)

226 I am assuming Sanfords supporter now automatically goes to Donny Two Scoops?

Posted by: Truck Monkey at November 12, 2019 05:52 PM (flINI)

227
Actual question: If one of the NeverTrumpers major complaints about
Trump is his poor character, as displayed by his multiple affairs, how
is Sanford, who not only had an affair but literally bailed on his job
as Governor to do bang his side chick, a better choice?

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 12, 2019 05:50 PM (GbPPJ)


Let's ask Cindy and Meggie McCain the same thing.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 12, 2019 05:52 PM (ptqGC)

228 He says his failure is due to Democrats' success in launching an impeachment hearing.

Do what now?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at November 12, 2019 05:52 PM (JCrfD)

229 Until we cut entitlements and military spending I'm not getting worked up over spending any longer. We'll either get serious about it or wait for the crash.

Posted by: JackStraw

Well, entitlements only work one way - military spending gyrates in a limited space - so, naw, tackling this type of spending isn't even a consideration in the next two election cycles.

Saying you are going to cut fraud, waste and abuse is saying you're going to cut a one acre lawn with a pair of nose hair scissors.

Jack Kemp was famous for saying that politics is about going for first downs and not throwing bombs for touchdowns - conservatives will have to what for their "touchdown bomb" on spending - let's get the courts straightened out, cut regulations, taxes, fix healthcare to be more market oriented, continue a smart foreign policy and trade rules - we'll do okay...

Posted by: Boswell at November 12, 2019 05:52 PM (32YRo)

230 AtC, common sense has no home with NT'ers and Dem's.

Posted by: Ben Had at November 12, 2019 05:52 PM (SCnqN)

231
The Net financial position of the United States as a while, private and everything is around $100T +, supposedly, subtracting the on-paper value of the assets vs liabilities.

Now, just imagine what would happen if you tried to sell it all at once. It would drive the price down to oh, well, a lot less than on-paper value.

The federal govt is nothing but a $13T hole. Now, add the unfunded liabilities and you'll come up with close to $50T.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 12, 2019 05:52 PM (NMAzL)

232 "Are you, comment person at AoS, doing anything to harden yourself against what will eventually happen here"
The Horde apparently has enough ammo to outfit several South American countries, so that's a start.

Posted by: freaked at November 12, 2019 05:53 PM (Tnijr)

233 Due to snow, wind, single-digit temperatures, and fallen trees, the Appalachian Trail has been closed. There's no path to candidacy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 12, 2019 05:53 PM (Pu/Kw)

234 Boy howdy, the temp is dropping outside bigly.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 12, 2019 05:53 PM (ptqGC)

235 Every Never Trumper thinks they can be the best capt of the Titanic there ever was.

Posted by: Skip at November 12, 2019 05:53 PM (ZCEU2)

236 What with the Schiff Ukraine cover-up and Sanford dropping out, now is Mitt's big chance! Let's get behind Mitt!

Posted by: M Rummy at November 12, 2019 05:54 PM (XhXU7)

237 Until we cut entitlements and military spending I'm not getting worked up over spending any longer. We'll either get serious about it or wait for the crash.

Posted by: JackStraw

Right there with you - and since entitlements are never going to get cut I suppose we can pour ourselves a nice glass of Woodford Reserve on the rocks and wait for the boom.

Posted by: DocJ at November 12, 2019 05:54 PM (DU2N9)

238 Actual question: If one of the NeverTrumpers major complaints about Trump is his poor character, as displayed by his multiple affairs, how is Sanford, who not only had an affair but literally bailed on his job as Governor to do bang his side chick, a better choice?
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 12, 2019 05:50 PM (GbPPJ)

Well yes, he did, but he wasn't loud and uncouth and ORANGE about it!

Posted by: Vanya at November 12, 2019 05:54 PM (U7voe)

239 I just looked it up. The Net financial position of the federal govt. now stands at about -$13T.



IOW, if you liquidated Uncle Sam, you'd be 13 trillion in the hole.



This does not include unfunded liabilities and all that shit.


Wow. Sure looks like a lot of congresscritters took Veep Cheney's statement that "deficits don't matter" to heart. And instead of actually dealing with it like normal people who realize they're spending too much and start cutting back, the gubmint just starts printing more money, causing inflation and making our standard of living go down some more.


This is a disaster just waiting to happen. And it won't be pretty when it hits. And it will hit.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 12, 2019 05:55 PM (HaL55)

240 What a turkey.

Posted by: Pierre Delecto at November 12, 2019 05:55 PM (v0R5T)

241 Until we cut entitlements and military spending I'm not getting worked up over spending any longer. We'll either get serious about it or wait for the crash.

Posted by: JackStraw


I kinda of gave up on the whole hey Math always wins thingy a few years back. Thirty odd years (obvs I started caring pre-natal) of yelling about spending only resulted in spending moar.

Yay.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 12, 2019 05:55 PM (GbPPJ)

242 > Boy howdy, the temp is dropping outside bigly.


Sunny and 40 degrees here in Anchorage.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 12, 2019 05:56 PM (tJvHx)

243 >>233 Due to snow, wind, single-digit temperatures, and fallen trees, the Appalachian Trail has been closed. There's no path to candidacy.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 12, 2019 05:53 PM (Pu/Kw)

AT next door. I'll mosey over and see if I can find the Noble Candidate who was sidetracked by Impeachment. In the dark.

Posted by: Caliban at November 12, 2019 05:56 PM (QE8X6)

244 The Horde apparently has enough ammo to outfit several South American countries, so that's a start.
Posted by: freaked at November 12, 2019 05:53 PM (Tnijr)

Well yes, so do I. I more meant financially, what with all of our money being in ones and zeros now.

Posted by: Vanya at November 12, 2019 05:56 PM (U7voe)

245 just looked it up. The Net financial position of the federal govt. now stands at about -$13T.

IOW, if you liquidated Uncle Sam, you'd be 13 trillion in the hole.
........

Not if you had 13 of those trillion dollar coins.

Posted by: wth at November 12, 2019 05:56 PM (v0R5T)

246 Until we cut entitlements and military spending I'm not getting worked up over spending any longer.

Nah, let's keep shoveling money at the Navy. To build ships that don't work and that don't have guns. I don't know what happened over there. Jeebus.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at November 12, 2019 05:57 PM (JCrfD)

247 I kinda of gave up on the whole hey Math always wins thingy a few years back. Thirty odd years (obvs I started caring pre-natal) of yelling about spending only resulted in spending moar.

Yay.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 12, 2019 05:55 PM (GbPPJ)

Well, math always wins. Eventually.

It's just that turns out "the market" (broadly defined) can stay crazy and afloat a whole lot longer than any of us can stay sane (or alive, in some cases).

Posted by: DocJ at November 12, 2019 05:57 PM (DU2N9)

248 My God! The horror!

https://tinyurl.com/ts9hnft

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Reminds me of that movie, The Driving Game.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 12, 2019 05:57 PM (+y/Ru)

249 There's nothing wrong with ships without guns. Ahoy!

Posted by: Little Admiral Kristol at November 12, 2019 05:58 PM (EgshT)

250 Whatever happened to that question mark suit dude who sold free gubmint money books ?

Posted by: jsg at November 12, 2019 05:58 PM (7ERNr)

251 The federal govt is nothing but a $13T hole. Now, add the unfunded liabilities and you'll come up with close to $50T.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 12, 2019 05:52 PM (NMAzL)

All the fed has to do is create $50T of new "Liquidity" tomorrow morning and Boop! No more icky Debt!! That's how the system "works".

I wish I could say I was exaggerating, but if you work really hard to figure it all out and start looking underneath the covers, you find out that it's all been smoke and mirrors for a long time. Money is like that spoon in the first Matrix - the key to understanding is, there is no spoon. All that matters is your belief in it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 12, 2019 05:58 PM (Kpl3J)

252 Who thinks google having you medical records is a good thing?

Posted by: Yo! at November 12, 2019 05:59 PM (1XAal)

253 Lord, please let me never do anything as clergyperson that completely embarrasses me so that my name is in the paper and brought up in front of my colleagues and congregation as a byword for stupidity and bad behavior.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

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Amen. I pray my buddies forgot/choose to forget what went on years ago and know when to be still.

Fortunately, us 29 year olds can't remember who did what when so, there's that.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 12, 2019 05:59 PM (Y4EXg)

254 Are you, comment person at AoS, doing anything to harden yourself against what will eventually happen here.

If you mean prepping, no not really, aside from buying a little bit of extra water and some non persishable foods. I don't have the money to prep in a big way and certainly don't have money to buy guns

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 12, 2019 05:59 PM (WI7YS)

255 Whatever happened to that question mark suit dude who sold free gubmint money books ?
Posted by: jsg at November 12, 2019 05:58 PM (7ERNr)

The Riddler?

Posted by: Vanya at November 12, 2019 05:59 PM (U7voe)

256 Let's ask Cindy and Meggie McCain the same thing.
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But I was a rich whore!

Posted by: Cindy M. at November 12, 2019 05:59 PM (JcXHH)

257 I honestly had no idea he was running. Who else is running?

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at November 12, 2019 05:37 PM (wneaL)


Bill Weld and former congressman Joe (not the Eagles one) Walsh

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 12, 2019 05:59 PM (T5Yee)

258 189
I just looked it up. The Net financial position of the federal govt. now stands at about -$13T.

IOW, if you liquidated Uncle Sam, you'd be 13 trillion in the hole.

This does not include unfunded liabilities and all that shit.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 12, 2019 05:45 PM NMAzL)
.............

You know what will solve this problem?
High Speed Rail!

Posted by: wth at November 12, 2019 05:59 PM (v0R5T)

259 powerlineblog.com/whistleblower accused of unethical possibly criminal conduct
Seems Eric Ciaramella has a go fund me to the tune of $227,000,

Posted by: Skip at November 12, 2019 06:00 PM (ZCEU2)

260 Their solution right now is to keep interest rates hovering aroung zero. But that just encourages bad behaviors.

Posted by: Caliban at November 12, 2019 06:00 PM (QE8X6)

261 When was the moment you threw-in the towel on the whole "fiscally responsible government" thing?

For me, it was Senator Mark Hatfield (R-OR - think about it, OR used to have two Republican senators!) killing the BBA in 1995. Pretty much wrote-off any hope of fiscal responsibility at that point.

It will continue, until it can't.

Posted by: DocJ at November 12, 2019 06:00 PM (DU2N9)

262 just looked it up. The Net financial position of the federal govt. now stands at about -$13T.

IOW, if you liquidated Uncle Sam, you'd be 13 trillion in the hole.
........

Not if you had 13 of those trillion dollar coins.
Posted by: wth at November 12, 2019 05:56 PM (v0R5T)


I kinda what this to happen, just for the burn it all down child of it.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 12, 2019 06:01 PM (GbPPJ)

263 Didn't Sanford's disappearance cause the SC state police to go looking for him on the Trail, including helicopter searches, etc? It cost the state tens of thousands of dollars of overtime in searches , and then he ended up showing back up, mealy mouthed the story of not telling people and then finally it came out he was in

That whole episode made me feel better about the complete lack of monitoring of a citizen's international travel. So they collect and scan passports, have names on manifests, do checks against a no-fly list, but a governor of a State flees the country and no one knows where he is.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy
Jeffrey Epstein didn't kill himself. at November 12, 2019 06:01 PM (lD3vL)

264 Well yes, so do I. I more meant financially, what with all of our money being in ones and zeros now.
Posted by: Vanya at November 12, 2019 05:56 PM (U7voe)
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The cool thing about having lots of ammo and stuff?

Good barter items.

Of course, it's never a bad idea to have a few items that might be of trade value stashed around the house.

Cheap booze, tins of tobacco and rolling papers might be good items for trade.

Just make sure whatever trade items one might have also have a shelf life.

Posted by: blake - are you DMV experienced?
at November 12, 2019 06:01 PM (qC1Sy)

265 "You've got to be a realist."

He just thought of this now?

Posted by: Caliban at November 12, 2019 06:01 PM (QE8X6)

266 Well yes, so do I. I more meant financially, what with all of our money being in ones and zeros now.
Posted by: Vanya

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And you have to ask someone else to access it. I'm looking at you 401(k)s.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 12, 2019 06:01 PM (Y4EXg)

267 Eventually, with inflation, $20 trillion won't be such a big number. You have to be forward thinking with these budget things.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 12, 2019 06:01 PM (UB/j7)

268 Speaking of ammo, Brownell's has Tulammo steel .223's for .19 and CCI standard velocity .22LR for .04 with free shipping using code MDX.

The Tulammo is junky, but I buy it for SHTF. The CCI is some of the most accurate .22LR you can buy without going to match-grade stuff.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at November 12, 2019 06:01 PM (sWM8x)

269 'I more meant financially, what with all of our money being in ones and zeros now.'

Oh. Me too then. Other than cash and gold I guess I'd be screwed.

Posted by: freaked at November 12, 2019 06:02 PM (Tnijr)

270 Until we cut entitlements and military spending I'm not getting worked up over spending any longer. We'll either get serious about it or wait for the crash.

They'll keep kicking that can down the road until it blows up in the face of a generation. Maybe soon. There's nobody going to fix this stuff, not even if they had the will and the votes to do it. One cut anywhere and everyone would scream to high heaven and start the petitions to impeach and remove people from office. The news stories of starving children and grandmas going off cliffs would run 24/7.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 12, 2019 06:02 PM (KZzsI)

271
@GovGaryJohnson
I have great respect for @MarkSanford - It's a shame that the GOP has rallied against fiscally conservative voices.
******
Excuse me, But isn't this Tickledick a Libertarian & other words is Socially liberal?? what the flying fuck would he know about fiscal Conservatism ? Probably knows less about that than Aleppo

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 12, 2019 06:02 PM (BqBId)

272 You know what will solve this problem?
High Speed Rail!
Posted by: wth at November 12, 2019 05:59 PM (v0R5T)

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Bakersfield to Barstow almost as fast as if one drove a car!

Posted by: blake - are you DMV experienced?
at November 12, 2019 06:02 PM (qC1Sy)

273 Oh, so that's baseball cuck

Posted by: Quilp at November 12, 2019 06:03 PM (Fxgkp)

274 I kinda what this to happen, just for the burn it all down child of it.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 12, 2019 06:01 PM (GbPPJ)
.........

The fireworks (of all varieties) will be epic.

Posted by: wth at November 12, 2019 06:03 PM (v0R5T)

275 When these primary challengers all get <1%, will the nevertrumpers finally just admit they are democrats and start referring to themselves as such?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 12, 2019 06:03 PM (UB/j7)

276 Lutheran pastor's wife rejoices that transgender daughter, 12, just got 'life-affirming' hormone-blocking implant

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Yeah, boy, that's great.

https://bit.ly/32FbOMr

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 12, 2019 06:03 PM (+y/Ru)

277 Boy howdy, the temp is dropping outside bigly.
Posted by: Jane D'oh
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30 deg when I got up this a.m., dropping all day, probably mid-teens overnight. That's not so bad, it's the wind that makes it rough.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 12, 2019 06:03 PM (Pu/Kw)

278 I need moar bullets, I should order some this week. Got a spam can of 5.45 a while back, need more 5.56.

Posted by: Vanya at November 12, 2019 06:03 PM (U7voe)

279 Posted by: Tonypete at November 12, 2019 05:59 PM (Y4EXg)

I don't think young people fooling around is the same as a Governor or Clergyperson sneaking off with their mistress. It's always embarrassing when as a clergyperson you have to hear that your denominational hierarchy person had an affair while married, or even more-awful- the local minister was sexting some girl in the youth group and you have to read the texts he wrote her as a warning to other errant clergypeople I don't have a youth group and have never been attracted to teens except when i was a teen,

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 12, 2019 06:04 PM (WI7YS)

280 I'm invested 100% in pork belly futures.

Posted by: jsg at November 12, 2019 06:04 PM (7ERNr)

281
If you want to see it from the horse's mouth, he's the financial statement of the Treasury for fiscal 2018:

https://fiscal.treasury.gov/reports-statements/
financial-report/balance-sheets.html

Remove line feed. It's considerably worse, and the above -$13T figure, adds some more to offset it somehow.

Anyway, the Net assets of Uncle Sam are $3.8T. The Net liabilities are $25.7T. (this includes things like guarantees and shit beyond the official national debt).

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 12, 2019 06:04 PM (NMAzL)

282 Why did Burr claim the trial in the Senate would take three months, six days a week from 12:30 to 6:30 everyday? He's not on the Judiciary Committee and what could involve that much talking?

Posted by: Ever at November 12, 2019 06:04 PM (ZZDMQ)

283 You know what will solve this problem?
High Speed Rail!
Posted by: wth at November 12, 2019 05:59 PM (v0R5T)


Don't forget "Green" projects! They create green jobs! Win, win!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 12, 2019 06:04 PM (UB/j7)

284 One cut anywhere and everyone would scream to high heaven and start the petitions to impeach and remove people from office.
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I'd never let it get that far.

Posted by: Hawaiian Judge at November 12, 2019 06:05 PM (JcXHH)

285 266 Well yes, so do I. I more meant financially, what with all of our money being in ones and zeros now.
Posted by: Vanya

I still think the idea last thread of investing in a new San Francisco whorehouse is viable. Maybe we could set up a company, Ace's Deluxe Whorehouses, Inc. I mean that's never going out of style.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 12, 2019 06:05 PM (Kpl3J)

286 Lord, please let me never do anything as clergyperson that completely embarrasses me so that my name is in the paper and brought up in front of my colleagues and congregation as a byword for stupidity and bad behavior.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 12, 2019 05:52 PM (WI7YS)

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Lutheran pastor's wife rejoices that transgender daughter, 12, just got 'life-affirming' hormone-blocking implant

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Is this the kind of thing you're talking about, Fen?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 12, 2019 06:05 PM (AzW6q)

287 I'm invested 100% in pork belly futures.

Posted by: jsg at November 12, 2019 06:04 PM (7ERNr)
...........

I'm in Beanie Weenie.

Posted by: wth at November 12, 2019 06:05 PM (v0R5T)

288 I kinda what this to happen, just for the burn it all down child of it.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 12, 2019 06:01 PM (GbPPJ)
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Personally, I want to get it over sooner rather than later.

Then, perhaps things are over and done soon enough for my kids and grandkids to go on and have a normal life.

Posted by: blake - are you DMV experienced?
at November 12, 2019 06:05 PM (qC1Sy)

289 I'm invested 100% in pork belly futures.

One word: Plastics.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 12, 2019 06:05 PM (HaL55)

290 Posted by: Tonypete at November 12, 2019 05:59 PM (Y4EXg)

And I think I'm too old and too plump to have an affair. Al least nobody in my congregations or my colleagues have indicated a romantic interest in me in some time.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 12, 2019 06:05 PM (WI7YS)

291 Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 12, 2019 06:05 PM (AzW6q

No, but that's awful too.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 12, 2019 06:06 PM (WI7YS)

292 Almost all money presently in the world is vapor anyway. Its just in 1's and 0's, it doesn't exist anywhere but on paper. I don't mean its economic growth, I mean its based on estimates and just by god invention and not based on a damned bit of reality. No assets, no property, nothing.

This isn't the same as money based on what an economy is estimated to have value. Its just scraped out of the rear end of bankers and investors, who do things like literally sell properties which are worthless or in debt then write down that this sold for actual dollars. Then they move it around more between each other, each time getting money.

Its almost all bullshit, its a game of musical chairs and when the music stops, there will be chairs for all the big wigs and fat cats and nothing for the rest of us.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 12, 2019 06:06 PM (KZzsI)

293 Who thinks google having you medical records is a good thing?
Posted by: Yo! at November 12, 2019 05:59 PM (1XAal)



I cannot imagine how all of this is HIPPA compliant.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 12, 2019 06:06 PM (GbPPJ)

294 I have a riding horse , a plowing horse, a good set of harness and a forge for come what may.

Posted by: Ben Had at November 12, 2019 06:07 PM (SCnqN)

295 282 Why did Burr claim the trial in the Senate would take three months, six days a week from 12:30 to 6:30 everyday? He's not on the Judiciary Committee and what could involve that much talking?
Posted by: Ever at November 12, 2019 06:04 PM (ZZDMQ)

Are you sure that wasn't Aaron Burr?

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 12, 2019 06:07 PM (Kpl3J)

296 I remember when PDT and Bannon put out a proposal to freeze all domestic spending in Trump's first 100 days.

Ryan and McConnell said "No Thanks".

Spending is a problem, but it cannot be solved by the President. It needs Congressional Will to slow spending.

It won't happen.

Posted by: rd at November 12, 2019 06:07 PM (+0uDE)

297 Don't worry, record cold is still climate change. See, the CO2 makes some parts of the earth warmer, thus making other parts colder. And it is extinguishing the sun spots or something. Anyhooo, the important thing is the government needs to seize more of your money and freedoms or the earth will die, so let's just leave it at that.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 12, 2019 06:07 PM (UB/j7)

298 Come to Russia and get hookers and golden showers.

Come to America for a bucket of hobo hotness.

Decisions Decisions

Posted by: morigu at November 12, 2019 06:07 PM (Eu98u)

299 Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 12, 2019 06:05 PM (AzW6q

And I already told some of the congregation that I think transitioning of kids was child abuse and they agreed.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 12, 2019 06:07 PM (WI7YS)

300 @GovGaryJohnson

I have great respect for @MarkSanford - It's a shame that the GOP has rallied against fiscally conservative voices.


Stoner sez what?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 12, 2019 06:08 PM (ptqGC)

301 I cannot imagine how all of this is HIPPA compliant.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 12, 2019 06:06 PM (GbPPJ)

Where's Insomniac? Isn't this his AO?

Posted by: Vanya at November 12, 2019 06:08 PM (U7voe)

302 AW - There's one former Christian who is now a Religious Leftist

Posted by: Skip at November 12, 2019 06:08 PM (ZCEU2)

303 I remember in about 1996 standing on the porch with some guys talking about how the housing market was insane and unsustainable. Everyone knew it. Everyone could see a crash coming. Everyone knew why.

And we all just stood there and stared down the hill at the rest of the town knowing there was fuck all we could do about it. People with families, people worried about their future.

This is exactly the same thing. The best we can do is stay distracted and play games and argue over meaningless crap because what the hell else are we gonna do?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 12, 2019 06:08 PM (KZzsI)

304 One word: Plastics.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy
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You're not really 29, are you.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 12, 2019 06:08 PM (Pu/Kw)

305 "got 'life-affirming' hormone-blocking implant "

she does not understand the doctrine of life. Luther himself would weep to read this.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo, Erasmian Catholic at November 12, 2019 06:08 PM (JY0JC)

306 Anyway, the Net assets of Uncle Sam are $3.8T. The Net liabilities are
$25.7T. (this includes things like guarantees and shit beyond the
official national debt).


And we can still get credit?


And I thought my finances were shitty. Well they are, but this is way worse. I wonder if I still have my "Whip Inflation Now!" button...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 12, 2019 06:08 PM (HaL55)

307 I cannot imagine how all of this is HIPPA compliant.
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Someone somewhere probably deemed Google a covered entity.

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at November 12, 2019 06:08 PM (JcXHH)

308 I suppose this means 7 more votes for Bill Weld.

Posted by: blaster at November 12, 2019 05:32 PM (ZfRYq)

Literally one guy showed up when Sanford announced he was running and that guy was a reporter... I am thinking 7 may overestimate his support.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at November 12, 2019 06:08 PM (nAiE/)

309 I cannot imagine how all of this is HIPPA compliant.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 12, 2019 06:06 PM (GbPPJ)

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Electronic Medical Records and "HIPPA Compliant" are mutually exclusive.

Posted by: blake - are you DMV experienced?
at November 12, 2019 06:08 PM (qC1Sy)

310
I didn't realize the Lutherans had fallen so far, that it would be acceptable for a pastor to do that.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 12, 2019 06:08 PM (AzW6q)

311 You're not really 29, are you.

I'm 29 and a half years old.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 12, 2019 06:09 PM (HaL55)

312 "IOW, if you liquidated Uncle Sam, you'd be 13 trillion in the hole."

Son, this world has countries, and those countries need great economies - whose going to liquidate those great economies, you Chinaman debt holder? Uncle Sam has a responsibility you can't possibly fathom - I know while at UN and Davos dinner parties deep down inside in places you don't talk about with your Euro Trash buddies, you need my 3% GDP - you want my 3% GDP!
We use words like full employment, wage growth, and fracking. You use them as a punch line!
We'd rather not explain ourselves to a world that enjoys our productivity and free markets and then questions the very means in which we provide it. We'd just a soon the world say thank you and go on its way. Otherwise, we suggest they grab ahold of capitalism. But either way, we don't give a damn what they think about our net worth!

Posted by: Boswell at November 12, 2019 06:09 PM (32YRo)

313 >> And we can still get credit?

Uncle Sam makes the rules. US Treasuries are "risk free". By law.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 12, 2019 06:09 PM (NMAzL)

314 I don't think young people fooling around is the same as a Governor or Clergyperson sneaking off with their mistress. It's always embarrassing when as a clergyperson you have to hear that your denominational hierarchy person had an affair while married, or even more-awful- the local minister was sexting some girl in the youth group and you have to read the texts he wrote her as a warning to other errant clergypeople I don't have a youth group and have never been attracted to teens except when i was a teen,
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

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Oh yes, a congregation holds all the authority figures to a much higher standard. An accusation can destroy years of service and erase all of a person's good works.

I didn't mean to equate the two.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 12, 2019 06:10 PM (Y4EXg)

315 Come to Russia and get hookers and golden showers.

Come to America for a bucket of hobo hotness.

Decisions Decisions

Posted by: morigu at November 12, 2019 06:07 PM (Eu98u)
.........

Come to Mexico for a taste of the Wild West.
P.S. We're hiring.

Posted by: Sinaloa Cartel at November 12, 2019 06:10 PM (v0R5T)

316
Again, on paper, the whole country is over 100T in the black. I stress on paper. The federal govt is just one big net minus in that.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 12, 2019 06:11 PM (NMAzL)

317 That straw idiocy has come to Middle Georgia. How the hell does a sea turtle get a straw from somewhere that's 200 miles from the coast? Stupid people are being brainwashed. What about those plastic drink caps? Aren't there any poor stupid animals choking on those things? Gay.

Posted by: freaked at November 12, 2019 06:11 PM (Tnijr)

318 I have a riding horse , a plowing horse, a good set of harness and a forge for come what may.
Posted by: Ben Had
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Collender?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 12, 2019 06:11 PM (Pu/Kw)

319 Sunny D or Michelob Ultra ?

This IS Russia....

Posted by: jsg at November 12, 2019 06:12 PM (7ERNr)

320 Uncle Sam makes the rules. US Treasuries are "risk free". By law.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 12, 2019 06:09 PM (NMAzL)

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Good one!

Oh wait, you mean the US Treasury truly believes that?

Posted by: blake - are you DMV experienced?
at November 12, 2019 06:12 PM (qC1Sy)

321 gah not gay I was not being homophobic this time

Posted by: freaked at November 12, 2019 06:12 PM (Tnijr)

322 It needs Congressional Will to slow spending.
.........

I haven't met this guy yet. Is he D or R?

Posted by: Congressional Bill at November 12, 2019 06:12 PM (v0R5T)

323 Posted by: freaked at November 12, 2019 06:11 PM (Tnijr)

First place I saw those things For Realz was in Charleston SC. Which struck me as being liberal as all hell, but there you go.

Posted by: Vanya at November 12, 2019 06:13 PM (U7voe)

324 I haven't met Him yet either.

Posted by: Congressional Phil at November 12, 2019 06:13 PM (v0R5T)

325 YD, G-d sent us ten very simple rules, including and some say culminating in "lo tahmod"- Thou [yes, thou] Shalt Not Covet.

the desire to change one's very sex falls under that .

to do it to one's own child though - tahmid by proxy, if i may switch to the Arabic - is a special kind of Molochian evil.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo, Erasmian Catholic at November 12, 2019 06:14 PM (JY0JC)

326 >> Oh wait, you mean the US Treasury truly believes that?

I doubt anyone really believes it. And all governments do this. It's one of the problems. Govts are supposed to set the rules, be the referees for the financial markets. But they are also big players in those same markets (borrowing).

So they make the rules to favor their borrowing, preventing true "market forces" from determining their risk.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 12, 2019 06:14 PM (NMAzL)

327 These were the days of their lives.

Daytime TV Shocker: Entire 'DAYS OF OUR LIVES' Cast Fired...

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 12, 2019 06:14 PM (+y/Ru)

328 253 Lord, please let me never do anything as clergyperson that completely embarrasses me so that my name is in the paper and brought up in front of my colleagues and congregation as a byword for stupidity and bad behavior.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

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Amen. I pray my buddies forgot/choose to forget what went on years ago and know when to be still.

Fortunately, us 29 year olds can't remember who did what when so, there's that.
Posted by: Tonypete at November 12, 2019 05:59 PM (Y4EXg)


Be careful about reunion type events.

"I shit you not, there was this guy once, who . . . hey. wait a minute! That was you!"

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at November 12, 2019 06:15 PM (di1hb)

329 Good one!

Oh wait, you mean the US Treasury truly believes that?
Posted by: blake - are you DMV experienced?
at November 12, 2019 06:12 PM (qC1Sy)

If they go bad, the US government is gone and the US probably no longer exists. And if that happens the value of T-bills will be the least of anyone's worries. Truth in advertising would say "Risk Free - unless our world ends, and that looks increasingly likely every day now."

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 12, 2019 06:16 PM (Kpl3J)

330 Not "best candidate" but "best protest candidate". That just about says it all.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at November 12, 2019 06:16 PM (noE+3)

331 One of the hardest passages in scripture to read is in Peter where he says to live a life that won't make it easy for people to mock God. To live a life that forces them to make up things and lie about you to attack you with.

Yeah. Not so good at that, myself.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 12, 2019 06:16 PM (KZzsI)

332 Anyway, the Net assets of Uncle Sam are $3.8T. The Net liabilities are $25.7T. (this includes things like guarantees and shit beyond the official national debt).

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Pretty clear we can't afford a net.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 12, 2019 06:17 PM (+y/Ru)

333 I've heard unfunded liabilities are more like $200T+ ... and that maybe doesn't include state and municipal pensions that are only half funded.


MMT is the left's answer (Modern Monetary Theory) ... aka Magic Money Tree ... just print it baby. Everyone wants things to keep inflating, where else is everyone going to go? Gold maybe ... but most will stay in the paper inflated markets, feeling very rich ... a Ponzi scheme bubble that never bursts ...


Communism by proxy of Monetary Policy, as I say.

Posted by: illiniwek at November 12, 2019 06:18 PM (Cus5s)

334 To live a life that forces them to make up things and lie about you to attack you with."

Who would have believed that Donald Trump, of all people, would be the one to end up living that kind of life.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 12, 2019 06:18 PM (Kpl3J)

335 So they make the rules to favor their borrowing, preventing true "market forces" from determining their risk.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 12, 2019 06:14 PM (NMAzL)
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And probably hope they're long gone before the bag is thrust in their direction.

Posted by: blake - are you DMV experienced?
at November 12, 2019 06:19 PM (qC1Sy)

336 'a Ponzi scheme bubble that never bursts ... '

That some people have figured out how to siphon off a bit more for themselves.

Posted by: freaked at November 12, 2019 06:20 PM (Tnijr)

337 I guess this transgender stuff is more common than I thought. On Jeopardy they just said that Melania is the first First Lady since Abigail Adams to be born a broad.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 12, 2019 06:20 PM (+y/Ru)

338 I was looking forward to Sanford answering this debate question from last-minute replacement moderator JJ Sefton: "Is it true, governor, that the women go down counterclockwise south of the equator?"

Posted by: ShainS -- Trump/Conan the Hero Dog 2020: Two Barbarians for the Price of One!!! at November 12, 2019 06:21 PM (dsC2Q)

339 Okay, we're past 100 so I'm going OT. Serious question. Are you, comment person at AoS, doing anything to harden yourself against what will eventually happen here? I'm not preaching prepping or going to live in a cave or anything, I'm genuinely curious what thoughts people have here.
Posted by: Vanya at November 12, 2019 05:48 PM

I have been paying off my mortgage faster. One of my brothers says that seems pointless; I should have cash in my hands instead. But I like the idea of having no debt so the only bills I have to worry about are utilities and property taxes, the latter of which I can vote against raising.

I am a bit nervous that assets like my house, HSA, and such will be used against me or confiscated by a left-leaning government. Or negative interest rates on Roth accounts. Or some such awful thing.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at November 12, 2019 06:21 PM (/+bwe)

340 Well that explains Mary Todd Lincoln I guess.

Posted by: freaked at November 12, 2019 06:21 PM (Tnijr)

341 I guess this transgender stuff is more common than I thought. On Jeopardy they just said that Melania is the first First Lady since Abigail Adams to be born a broad.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 12, 2019 06:20 PM (+y/Ru)

I guess they mean outside America? Because all the founders and their wives were born before the US existed as a legal entity.

Posted by: Vanya at November 12, 2019 06:23 PM (U7voe)

342 He left his wife for an old-fashioned girl; she was an Antiguan.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at November 12, 2019 06:24 PM (Ndje9)

343 Like sand through the hourglass, these are our leaks and our lies.

Posted by: Adam Schitt at November 12, 2019 06:24 PM (EgshT)

344 "But I like the idea of having no debt "

That to me is worth a lot. I don't like having any long term debt and pay off things as fast as I can.

Posted by: freaked at November 12, 2019 06:25 PM (Tnijr)

345 344 freaked is right

Posted by: Skip at November 12, 2019 06:26 PM (ZCEU2)

346 UGH I knew it already BUT sleep Study confirmed sever obstructive sleep apnea! Need MaxillaFacial Surgery & other things done

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 12, 2019 06:29 PM (BqBId)

347 This is FAKE NEWS Ace...

She was URUGUAYAN.....and she dumped his old White Ass as soon as his political prospects were dead.

Posted by: KasperXHauser at November 12, 2019 06:37 PM (h6BrE)

348 HAHAHA! Yeah, nice! I hear the Appalachian Trail is just lovely this time of year!

Posted by: runningrn at November 12, 2019 06:42 PM (R20Bh)

349
He's gonna hike the Appalachian Trail in reverse and he needs to get his ass to Mt. Katahdin, ME like RIGHT NOW! Look for notices of his freezing to death on Mt. Washington, NH in one month's time.

Posted by: George Stephanopoulos is an Unbiased Urinalist! Now You Tell One! at November 12, 2019 06:48 PM (W6iva)

350 he was URUGUAYAN.....and she dumped his old White Ass as soon as his political prospects were dead.

Is "his political prospects were dead" a euphemism for erectile dysfunction?

Posted by: Concerned People's Front, Unbanned Chapter at November 12, 2019 06:50 PM (vGJY7)

351 Yes, there is absolutely ZERO chance that Sanford's current smugness about his past moral failings caused the Republican electorate as a whole to give exactly zero fucks about him. What a douche.

Posted by: FretlessT at November 12, 2019 07:31 PM (sGtp+)

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