The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

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Iran is the world's foremost enabler of terror (Islamic and otherwise), conductor of terror, and creator of religious unrest throughout the Middle East and other parts of the world. It should be a pariah among nations, and the world should join together to end the 40-year reign of terror by the mullahs who rule it. Yet the world likes Iran's oil, and likes the idea of another large market to which they can sell their machine tools and exotic metal alloys and electronic components and other goods with which Iran is busily building a nuclear weapons infrastructure with the singular and fanatically focused goal of building nuclear weapons to use On Israel (Little Satan) and America (Great Satan).

Iran Dispatches a Senior Commander of the Shiite Foreign Legion to Southern Lebanon

Iran is implementing its strategic aim of turning Syria into a zone of Iranian influence. Ultimately, Iran wants to build a military infrastructure so that it can pursue its jihad against Israel on two fronts: the Lebanese border and the Golan Heights. Here, too, Iran prefers to make use of a proxy. In addition to Hizbullah, Iran is laying the groundwork to absorb tens of thousands of fighters of the Shiite Legion as they wind up the war against the Islamic State to the region from the outskirts of Damascus to the Golan Heights.
This is exactly how they do it, and how they have been doing it for two generations. They provide advisors and matériel and funds (thanks Obama!) and funnel fundamentalist Islamic "fighters" wherever they are needed. They provide political protection, bribe, blackmail or murder their opponents, and generally destabilize every single country in which they have a presence.

Every single day that goes by without the World, specifically the West vigorously pushing back against Iranian expansion and influence is a day closer to their end game, which is global war and the arrival of the 12th Imam.

Yup. They relish chaos and war and all of the things that modern society tries to avoid. Because they believe in an apocalyptic version of Islam that requires global conflagration before their version of the Messiah returns.

And the world keeps trying to buy their oil and relax the sanctions and sell them modern technology.

Brilliant...just brilliant!

Posted by: CBD at 11:00 AM




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1 OT: First

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 10, 2019 11:00 AM (q80AH)

2 Yeah, Monkey Time.

Posted by: zeera BMGG - Books Make Great Gifts! at December 10, 2019 11:01 AM (X+a7J)

3 We should send 'em more cash, right oBummer?

Posted by: zeera BMGG - Books Make Great Gifts! at December 10, 2019 11:02 AM (X+a7J)

4 top 5

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 10, 2019 11:02 AM (8D42x)

5 Shitty foreign legion?

Posted by: Roy at December 10, 2019 11:02 AM (3Rpsr)

6 or, as Obama would say, "they punch above their weight."

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at December 10, 2019 11:02 AM (KUaJL)

7 We should have nuked them over a decade ago.

Posted by: garrett at December 10, 2019 11:02 AM (dHPnP)

8 Monkey!!

Posted by: Linn Ridge at December 10, 2019 11:03 AM (ECrgQ)

9 Willowed.
Awkwardly, during the presser, Nancy then started making the YMCA Village people moves and thanked the USMCA for their military service.
Posted by: Minnfidel at December 10, 2019 11:01 AM

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 10, 2019 11:03 AM (r7Fvf)

10 Then, we should have nuked them again.

Posted by: garrett at December 10, 2019 11:03 AM (dHPnP)

11 They want nukes. Fine, let's send them some...by airmail.

Posted by: HH at December 10, 2019 11:04 AM (mIJBI)

12 Minus 5 actual here this AM @ case DeMinnfidel 5 fresh inches of global warming on the ground. Meh. Need more covefe.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 10, 2019 11:04 AM (r7Fvf)

13 5 Shitty foreign legion?

Posted by: Roy at December 10, 2019 11:02 AM (3Rpsr)

Correct pronunciation is shit foreign legion.

Posted by: Someguy at December 10, 2019 11:04 AM (7nTlT)

14 We should have nuked them over a decade ago.

Because save-the-hawt-Persian-women, I'd prefer if we just blew up the mullahs, and then if the next leaders are also shitheads we blow them up too. Rinse and repeat.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 10, 2019 11:04 AM (ZGrMX)

15 having read the content now, i say we oblige them.
we should give them nuclear weapons. i'm thinking 5 or 6. at the same time.

launched from subs preferably...

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 10, 2019 11:05 AM (8D42x)

16 They're making the same mistake the Soviet's did in their last 20 years. Their home economy is collapsing, but they're putting all of their money and effort into Foreign Military Adventures. Well, we know better than just about anyone how that always turns out. And they're trying to get away with it by dialing up the taxes and dialing up the repression at home. They're throwing gasoline on the home fires.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 10, 2019 11:05 AM (V2Yro)

17
Yo! Ape!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 10, 2019 11:06 AM (pNxlR)

18 >> Minus 5


Not a big fan of them.

Posted by: garrett at December 10, 2019 11:06 AM (dHPnP)

19 I joined the Air Force in July of 1980 fully expecting we would go to war against Iran.

Posted by: Bill R. at December 10, 2019 11:06 AM (wzzJf)

20 Every single day that goes by without the World, specifically the West vigorously pushing back against Iranian expansion and influence is a day closer to their end game, which is global war and the arrival of the 12th Imam.


Dude! You're really distracting me.
I'm playing Mindcraft.
Later.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 10, 2019 11:06 AM (axyOa)

21 What will really help is some more pallets of cash airdropped. Preferrably with Barry shrink wrapped to one of them.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 10, 2019 11:06 AM (r7Fvf)

22 Iran is a pissant country with the GDP of Dallas-Ft. Worth, almost every bit of which comes from the sale of a commodity that has to exported by tanker or exposed pipeline.

If I were in charge, I would have the populace hanging the Mullahs in six months without ever putting an American boot on their soil.

Posted by: Grump928(C) tugs collar at December 10, 2019 11:06 AM (AUFdM)

23 Western civilization is suicidal. Look at what the US is preoccupied with, overthrowing the president.

Posted by: JROD at December 10, 2019 11:07 AM (puS7T)

24
Shitty foreign legion?
Posted by: Roy


Surely you geste, Beau.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 10, 2019 11:07 AM (aKsyK)

25
16 They're making the same mistake the Soviet's did in their last 20 years. Their home economy is collapsing, but they're putting all of their money and effort into Foreign Military Adventures. Well, we know better than just about anyone how that always turns out. And they're trying to get away with it by dialing up the taxes and dialing up the repression at home. They're throwing gasoline on the home fires.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 10, 2019 11:05 AM (V2Yro)

I'm feeling pretty optimistic on the collapse of Iran front. Maybe in Trump term 2.

Posted by: Someguy at December 10, 2019 11:07 AM (7nTlT)

26 Minus 5


Not a big fan of them.
Posted by: garrett at December 10, 2019 11:06 AM

Niether was the pup this AM when she first went out for our walk. Dog just looked at me like, you couldn't afford Florida?

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 10, 2019 11:08 AM (r7Fvf)

27 >>If I were in charge, I would have the populace hanging the Mullahs in six months without ever putting an American boot on their soil.


Kill a Major Mullah.

When all of them turn out for the funeral, nuke it.

Posted by: garrett at December 10, 2019 11:08 AM (dHPnP)

28 The reason I do NOT think they should be "nuked" is that they are one of the few countries in the world who have a people who ARE proud and militant enough to revolt. Now for anyone in Central or South America, or Africa, bah - forget it. Those peoples were born to be slaves of someone or other, and they will live as slaves and they will die as slaves. But the Persians are a proud people with a proud history, and they aren't going to take being ground into the dirt by corrupt dictators too much longer. As long as the Army holds together, the government stands, but if the Army ever splits, the entire shit-show collapses in a month.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 10, 2019 11:08 AM (V2Yro)

29 Eh, the mullahs have needed a visit from a couple ninja missiles since '79 but we don't need the stress. So I support sanctions, good and hard.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at December 10, 2019 11:08 AM (RD7QR)

30 >>Niether was the pup this AM


I used to laugh when I'd open the door in Feb and the dog would go back to bed with a look that said 'I'll hold it.'

Posted by: garrett at December 10, 2019 11:09 AM (dHPnP)

31
* glances at pierced chimp *

* goes back to look at art *

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for dna doodle at December 10, 2019 11:09 AM (ECLlc)

32 Shitty foreign legion?
Posted by: Roy

Surely you geste, Beau.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.

----

Snort!

Posted by: Tonypete at December 10, 2019 11:10 AM (Y4EXg)

33
I'm feeling pretty optimistic on the collapse of Iran front. Maybe in Trump term 2.
Posted by: Someguy at December 10, 2019 11:07 AM

With fracking and sanctions I think that Iran will crumble. What I worry about is what kind of fresh hell would replace it.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 10, 2019 11:10 AM (r7Fvf)

34 wondered why the art slowed down

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at December 10, 2019 11:10 AM (G546f)

35 23 Western civilization is suicidal. Look at what the US is preoccupied with, overthrowing the president.
Posted by: JROD at December 10, 2019 11:07 AM (puS7T)

Overdeveloped sense of guilt, exploited by charlatans ant megalomaniacs.

Posted by: Cato, Deep State Delenda Est at December 10, 2019 11:10 AM (J+mig)

36
"They want nukes. Fine, let's send them some...by airmail."

We'd decorate the missile tubes for Christmas. One memorable placard read...

"Poseidon. When you care enough to send the very best."

Posted by: Gooshy at December 10, 2019 11:10 AM (2mB1O)

37 With fracking and sanctions I think that Iran will crumble. What I worry about is what kind of fresh hell would replace it.
Posted by: Minnfidel at December 10, 2019 11:10 AM (r7Fvf)

The stale hell is dangerous in the extreme, I'm willing to try a fresh one.

Posted by: Cato, Deep State Delenda Est at December 10, 2019 11:11 AM (J+mig)

38
I wonder how many Iranians who were here on student visas in late '79 decided not to return there once TSHTF.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 10, 2019 11:11 AM (pNxlR)

39 Just in case it hasn't been said yet: Burn in hell Jimmy Carter.

Posted by: clutch cargo at December 10, 2019 11:11 AM (Z1ykJ)

40 wondered why the art slowed down
Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at December 10, 2019 11:10 AM (G546f)

Everyone went from ogling bewbs to spanking the monkey.

Posted by: Linn Ridge at December 10, 2019 11:11 AM (ECrgQ)

41 the Europeans aren't very bright. The smart ones must have gone somewhere... across an ocean.

Posted by: henry at December 10, 2019 11:11 AM (JMDly)

42 Shitty foreign legion?
Posted by: Roy

Surely you geste, Beau.


Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr


***

Beau knows jests!

Posted by: Diogenes at December 10, 2019 11:11 AM (axyOa)

43
34 wondered why the art slowed down
Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book!


Me, too. That's a tell.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 10, 2019 11:12 AM (pNxlR)

44 I used to laugh when I'd open the door in Feb and the dog would go back to bed with a look that said 'I'll hold it.'
Posted by: garrett at December 10, 2019 11:09 AM

Yep. If a dog could give you the equivalent of the middle finger, I got it. Of course she doesn't realize I sure as shit don't want to be walking in this either at 6:30 a.m. in the dark buddy.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 10, 2019 11:12 AM (r7Fvf)

45 I wonder how many Iranians who were here on student visas in late '79 decided not to return there once TSHTF.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot

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I knew two. Neither of them. Of course, one was a relative of the Shah so. . . .

Posted by: Tonypete at December 10, 2019 11:12 AM (Y4EXg)

46 >>And the world keeps trying to buy their oil and relax the sanctions and sell them modern technology.Replace "world" with "Lefties and transnational elite".

Trump and his team are happy to economically squeeze and isolate the *leaders* of Iran in support of the Iranian people who want to be free of them.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 10, 2019 11:12 AM (bDqIh)

47
"Poseidon. When you care enough to send the very best."
Posted by: Gooshy


Poseidon? I wanted a Peloton!

Posted by: 13th Imam at December 10, 2019 11:12 AM (aKsyK)

48 39 Just in case it hasn't been said yet: Burn in hell Jimmy Carter.

Posted by: clutch cargo at December 10, 2019 11:11 AM (Z1ykJ)

He's not dead yet. Style guide says to use FOAD.

Posted by: Someguy at December 10, 2019 11:13 AM (7nTlT)

49 I'd like to take this moment to give a shout out to Jimmy Carter.

Sup, Brah! I got your sweater!

Posted by: Fritz at December 10, 2019 11:13 AM (2Mnv1)

50 "Poseidon. When you care enough to send the very best."
Posted by: Gooshy

Poseidon? I wanted a Peloton!
Posted by: 13th Imam at December 10, 2019 11:12 AM (aKsyK)

Insom! You're up.

Posted by: Linn Ridge at December 10, 2019 11:14 AM (ECrgQ)

51 Everyone went from ogling bewbs to spanking the monkey.
Posted by: Linn Ridge

----

We never claimed to be good at only one thing.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 10, 2019 11:14 AM (Y4EXg)

52
Poseidon? I wanted a Peloton!
Posted by: 13th Imam at December 10, 2019 11:12 AM (aKsyK


Would you settle for multiple kilotons?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 10, 2019 11:14 AM (pNxlR)

53 Everyone went from ogling bewbs to spanking the monkey.

iow, the normal course of events!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at December 10, 2019 11:15 AM (U7qMl)

54 hiya

Posted by: JT at December 10, 2019 11:15 AM (arJlL)

55 We never claimed to be good at only one thing.
Posted by: Tonypete at December 10, 2019 11:14 AM (Y4EXg)

Morning, TonyPete!!! {{Hugs}}

Posted by: Linn Ridge at December 10, 2019 11:15 AM (ECrgQ)

56 Jimmy Carter: History's Greatest Monster

Posted by: Grump928(C) tugs collar at December 10, 2019 11:15 AM (AUFdM)

57 Ever notice that the left constantly tells us why the Muslims are mad at us and how or why we deserve whatever, because of what WE did. They never mention what THEY did.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 10, 2019 11:15 AM (r7Fvf)

58 History's Greatest Monster

I thought that was Phil Collins.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at December 10, 2019 11:15 AM (U7qMl)

59 Morning Linn Ridge!! How's things in the hills?

Posted by: Tonypete at December 10, 2019 11:16 AM (Y4EXg)

60
"Poseidon? I wanted a Peloton!
Posted by: 13th Imam"

Hey, just what's in stock! Here, have some, uhm...Trident, uh, gum! Yeah, free sample! Free delivery. 30 minutes or less. Now go outside and wait.

Posted by: Gooshy at December 10, 2019 11:16 AM (2mB1O)

61 Ever notice that the left constantly tells us why the Muslims are mad at us and how or why we deserve whatever, because of what WE did. They never mention what THEY did.
Posted by: Minnfidel at December 10, 2019 11:15 AM (r7Fvf)

Left=malignant narcissists.

Posted by: Linn Ridge at December 10, 2019 11:17 AM (ECrgQ)

62 An enslaved Iran is on Carter's head but enslaved Cuba is on Bush's.

Posted by: Grump928(C) tugs collar at December 10, 2019 11:17 AM (AUFdM)

63 Poseidon? I wanted a Peloton!

Posted by: 13th Imam--
Damn autocorrect.

Posted by: FrodoB at December 10, 2019 11:17 AM (V7laS)

64 Just in case it hasn't been said yet: Burn in hell Jimmy Carter.

Posted by: clutch cargo at December 10, 2019 11:11 AM (Z1ykJ)

He's not dead yet. Style guide says to use FOAD.


We've saved a seat for him anyway, errah errah.

Posted by: Ted Kennedy's Poker Game In Hell at December 10, 2019 11:17 AM (ZGrMX)

65
57 Ever notice that the left constantly tells us why the Muslims are mad at us and how or why we deserve whatever, because of what WE did. They never mention what THEY did.
Posted by: Minnfidel


On a similar note, have you ever noticed how often that those who speak disdainfully of, and snort derisively at, "white people" are themselves ...


... white people?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 10, 2019 11:18 AM (pNxlR)

66 Morning Linn Ridge!! How's things in the hills?
Posted by: Tonypete at December 10, 2019 11:16 AM (Y4EXg)

Rainy. Dentist appointment at 2. I've had better days.

How's life up in the flat lands?

Posted by: Linn Ridge at December 10, 2019 11:18 AM (ECrgQ)

67 Gooshy, after a missile launch, is there all kinds of blast residue inside the tube that needs to be scraped or chipped out?

Posted by: Tonypete at December 10, 2019 11:18 AM (Y4EXg)

68 I wanted a Peloton!


Just what you see, Pal.

Posted by: Grump928(C) tugs collar at December 10, 2019 11:18 AM (AUFdM)

69 On a similar note, have you ever noticed how often that those who speak disdainfully of, and snort derisively at, "white people" are themselves ...


... white people?
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 10, 2019

Every college campus in the US nods in approval.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 10, 2019 11:19 AM (r7Fvf)

70 This is exactly how they do it, and how they have been doing it for two generations. They provide advisors and matériel and funds (thanks Obama!) and funnel fundamentalist Islamic "fighters" wherever they are needed. They provide political protection, bribe, blackmail or murder their opponents, and generally destabilize every single country in which they have a presence.
Every single day that goes by without the World, specifically the West vigorously pushing back against Iranian expansion and influence is a day closer to their end game, which is global war and the arrival of the 12th Imam.

Yup. They relish chaos and war and all of the things that modern society tries to avoid. Because they believe in an apocalyptic version of Islam that requires global conflagration before their version of the Messiah returns.

And the world keeps trying to buy their oil and relax the sanctions and sell them modern technology.



Well, to be fair.

This particular "dream" plugs into a long-term goal of the Democrats as first exposed by The Clinton admin and Madeline Albright.

That is....a world with the United States as the only superpower is an incredibly dangerous world. (i know, I know. Just roll with it for a minute.

What would make the world REALLY SAFE is if there were no superpowers at all but instead 6 or 7 equal strength regional powers.

For instance, Brazil would be the assigned regional power of South America, etc.

And....Iran, yep that's right, would be the Middle East superpower.

That's a big reason the Dims and their worldwide allies are so furious with Trump:

He snatched the money away that allows Iran to mimic a global superpower.

And he resuscitated the US economy and Middle and Working classes that Obama was trying to drive into permanent 2nd or 3rd world status.

So...Iran had peeeelenty of help on this front.



By the way, China is implementing the same plan in Africa and other resource rich areas. Oblabla sat around picking his nose as they scooped up some prime oil drilling land in the Gulf of Mexico among other places.


Posted by: naturalfake at December 10, 2019 11:19 AM (9X624)

71 >>Gooshy, after a missile launch, is there all kinds of blast residue inside the tube that needs to be scraped or chipped out?



Woah!


This is a Family Blog from 9 - 11:30 AM.

Posted by: garrett at December 10, 2019 11:19 AM (dHPnP)

72 Rainy. Dentist appointment at 2. I've had better days.

How's life up in the flat lands?
Posted by: Linn Ridge

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Ugh! That doesn't sound like any fun - Cold and clear today. Off for a haircut in a few. I will lose all my powers until it grows back.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 10, 2019 11:20 AM (Y4EXg)

73 Peloton

Every time I see that word I get a mental image of a Robot Nancy Pelosi.

I am Peloton. Take me to your OrangeMan.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at December 10, 2019 11:20 AM (U7qMl)

74 >>I wonder how many Iranians who were here on student visas in late '79 decided not to return there once TSHTF.


We knew three of them -- one was a local university grad student we paired with my family as part of 'local family support for international students' program. He was a super-nice guy who adored my mom. He hated the Shah. Right before the revolution he called my mom and said goodbye, then we learned why: he had gone back to participate in it. We always wonder if he survived, and if he was part of the worst revolutionaries, or just canon fodder for them.

The other two were a married couple in the same program hosted by family friends. They stayed in the US, still live in my home town. The one Thanksgiving we shared with the other host family, where all three Iranian students were included, was a disaster. They freaked out, convinced the other one(s) were spies for Iran and would report back what was said at dinner. The couple left dinner early because of it.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 10, 2019 11:20 AM (bDqIh)

75 -
--
I saw Charlatan Ant Megalomaniacs open for the Beatles at Carnegie Hall back in '64.

Posted by: irright at December 10, 2019 11:20 AM (pMGkg)

76 Obama should have been impeached for his capitulation to Iran and providing them cash to continue their terrorist activities. I gave him the benefit of the doubt by saying capitulation but it was likely more sympathetic Muslim cooperation and dislike of Israel.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 10, 2019 11:21 AM (oiW2a)

77 Europe will me majority Muslim in 2 generations. For Iran to get their wish it is just a waiting game.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at December 10, 2019 11:22 AM (sed5H)

78 I used to laugh when I'd open the door in Feb and the dog would go back to bed with a look that said 'I'll hold it.'
--Ha!See:
Robert Heinlein's 'Door into Summer'

Posted by: FrodoB at December 10, 2019 11:22 AM (V7laS)

79 He's not dead yet. Style guide says to use FOAD.


Posted by: Someguy at December 10, 2019 11:13 AM (7nTlT)


[Flips pages furiously]
Hmm, does DIAF work?

Posted by: clutch cargo at December 10, 2019 11:22 AM (Z1ykJ)

80 I'm heading to a funeral a couple of provinces away tomorrow so I'm taking my dog to a kennel today. I swear she knows it. She's been weirdly clingy today.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 10, 2019 11:22 AM (Uu+Jp)

81 My liberal sister is still insisting that the economy is solely the result of Obama.

Since she had just finished shrieking that "Trump royally f's up everything he touches" I said "OK, though I disagree 100% with your premise, even if we take your premise as true, then Trump has managed to not F up the economy for 3 whole years."

The look on her face as she sputtered for and failed to find a response was delicious.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at December 10, 2019 11:23 AM (U7qMl)

82 >>I'm heading to a funeral a couple of provinces away tomorrow so I'm taking my dog to a kennel today. I swear she knows it. She's been weirdly clingy today.


Oh, you ain't hiding that from a pup.

Posted by: garrett at December 10, 2019 11:23 AM (dHPnP)

83 The deep state are the trupats

a higher calling than partisanship

I f you don't believe it, just ask them

Posted by: REDACTED at December 10, 2019 11:23 AM (rpxSz)

84 I wonder how many Iranians who were here on student visas in late '79 decided not to return there once TSHTF.

My dad had a bunch in his engineering classes.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at December 10, 2019 11:23 AM (wCmLp)

85 What would make the world REALLY SAFE is if there were no superpowers at all but instead 6 or 7 equal strength regional powers

Posted by: naturalfake at December 10, 2019 11:19 AM (9X624)

For some reason this is what they teach in modern international relations classes.

It's precisely backwards, wars happen when both parties believe they have a real shot at winning, in other words when they're at parity. Not when one country has the overwhelming advantage.

Posted by: Someguy at December 10, 2019 11:23 AM (7nTlT)

86 81 My liberal sister is still insisting that the economy is solely the result of Obama.

Since she had just finished shrieking that "Trump royally f's up everything he touches" I said "OK, though I disagree 100% with your premise, even if we take your premise as true, then Trump has managed to not F up the economy for 3 whole years."

The look on her face as she sputtered for and failed to find a response was delicious.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at December 10, 2019 11:23 AM (U7qMl)

========

Also, most of the growth in Obama's economy was because of Texas and oil.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 10, 2019 11:23 AM (q80AH)

87 I may not always foment terrorisms, war, barbarity and facial hair, but when I do, its with U.S. money!

Here's to you Barack.

Posted by: The most interesting Ayatolla in the World at December 10, 2019 11:24 AM (WwhL7)

88 My dogs and cats both know when I am heading out of town, like days in advance before a suitcase even is opened.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at December 10, 2019 11:24 AM (sed5H)

89 If my Labs thought I might be going hunting they would sleep in front of the door.

The young one would fall asleep sitting at the door with her nose pressed against the bottom of the door handle/knob.

Posted by: garrett at December 10, 2019 11:24 AM (dHPnP)

90 Ah, but Obama gets a free pass to Paradise. Surely that was worth our tax money!

Posted by: Codfanglers at December 10, 2019 11:24 AM (A0H36)

91 I forgive you... I forgive you

Posted by: Saint James of Comey at December 10, 2019 11:24 AM (flINI)

92
"Gooshy, after a missile launch, is there all kinds of blast residue inside the tube that needs to be scraped or chipped out?"

Well, it's almost pure steam pushing out the missile. I've never seen a post-launch tube, but my impression was that the technical aspects and exposure to saltwater were the real concern. I'll post a link to how that works in minute.

Posted by: Gooshy at December 10, 2019 11:24 AM (2mB1O)

93 Huh, you think Iran is bad,
We got a naughty president.

IMPEACH!!!

Posted by: Bruce at December 10, 2019 11:24 AM (vd8XM)

94 OT. I like Christmas songs. It took years of not working retail to like them again. But there's two Christmas songs that I want to take a crowbar and pry the radio and speakers out, smash them, light them on fire and piss on the ashes and bury them. The Do they know it's Christmas time Band Aid shit and John Lennons, so this is Christmas. You know what. I don't mind giving. I do it gladly. I would rather give than receive. But being shamed into something by a bunch of millionaires on a Christmas song makes me want to scream.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 10, 2019 11:25 AM (r7Fvf)

95 79 He's not dead yet. Style guide says to use FOAD.


Posted by: Someguy at December 10, 2019 11:13 AM (7nTlT)

[Flips pages furiously]
Hmm, does DIAF work?

Posted by: clutch cargo at December 10, 2019 11:22 AM (Z1ykJ)

Only on days ending in y, the y exception.

Posted by: Someguy at December 10, 2019 11:25 AM (7nTlT)

96 I will lose all my powers until it grows back.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 10, 2019 11:20 AM (Y4EXg)

Have you ever thought of changing barbers?

Posted by: Linn Ridge at December 10, 2019 11:25 AM (ECrgQ)

97 [Flips pages furiously]
Hmm, does DIAF work?

Posted by: clutch cargo at December 10, 2019 11:22 AM (Z1ykJ)

Why not both?

FOADIAF

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at December 10, 2019 11:25 AM (KUaJL)

98 For some reason this is what they teach in modern international relations classes.

It's precisely backwards, wars happen when both parties believe they have a real shot at winning, in other words when they're at parity. Not when one country has the overwhelming advantage.
Posted by: Someguy at December 10, 2019 11:23 AM (7nTlT)



Exactly.


If you liked WWI, you'll love the Democrat future.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 10, 2019 11:25 AM (9X624)

99 82 >>I'm heading to a funeral a couple of provinces away tomorrow so I'm taking my dog to a kennel today. I swear she knows it. She's been weirdly clingy today.

Oh, you ain't hiding that from a pup.
Posted by: garrett

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Word. Remember the old days when Fido was at the end of his days and you both had to take that long walk behind the barn? They always knew it. Cows and steers did too when you load them onto the truck for the drive to the butcher.

That last look of "This isn't gonna work out too good for me, is it?"

*snif*

Posted by: Tonypete at December 10, 2019 11:26 AM (Y4EXg)

100 Also, most of the growth in Obama's economy was because of Texas and oil.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 10, 2019 11:23 AM (q80AH)

She also insists that the thousands more I made last year as a result of the Trump tax cuts (not even getting into the 3k Trump Bump bonus) are all figments of my imagination. My bank apparently nefariously posts false numbers in my account or something.

The stupid is strong in that one. And she has a near-genius level IQ and is an extremely successful businesswoman who launched her own consulting business to great success...after Trump was elected.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at December 10, 2019 11:26 AM (U7qMl)

101 He's not dead yet. Style guide says to use FOAD.


Posted by: Someguy at December 10, 2019 11:13 AM (7nTlT)

[Flips pages furiously]
Hmm, does DIAF work?


Posted by: clutch cargo at December 10, 2019 11:22 AM (Z1ykJ)

Why not both?

FOADIAF

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 10, 2019 11:27 AM (8D42x)

102 Ever notice that the left constantly tells us why
the Muslims are mad at us and how or why we deserve whatever, because of
what WE did. They never mention what THEY did.
Posted by: Minnfidel at December 10, 2019 11:15 AM (r7Fvf)


My only argument with libertarians, at least the most extreme of the libertarians (there are gradations) is the belief that if we disengaged everywhere the various nations that hate our guts would merely say good riddance to bad garbage.
Unfortunately they only partially hate us for dicking with them for a century, they also hate us worse for being successful as a nation without forcing the population into peonage of some form, and they understand what a threat that is to their stability.
They will never forgive us for our prosperity and freedom.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 10, 2019 11:27 AM (1glZx)

103 I may not always foment terrorisms, war, barbarity and facial hair, but when I do, its with U.S. money!

Here's to you Barack.
Posted by: The most interesting Ayatolla in the World at December 10, 2019 11:24 AM

Stay bloodthirsty my friends.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 10, 2019 11:27 AM (r7Fvf)

104 >>My liberal sister is still insisting that the economy is solely the result of Obama.


Partially true.

He was actively trying to cripple / hamstring the US Economy.

Holding back 8 years of motivation is gonna have an effect. Next guy gets to breach that dam.

Posted by: garrett at December 10, 2019 11:27 AM (dHPnP)

105 https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/ 9/hillary-clinton-emerges-top-choice-democratic-vote/

HillDawg takes the lead!

Posted by: squirrelly dan at December 10, 2019 11:27 AM (iLaBB)

106 Where is Howdy Horowitz testifying tomorrow ?

Hope he is roundly laughed at

100% putz

Posted by: REDACTED at December 10, 2019 11:27 AM (rpxSz)

107 What would make the world REALLY SAFE is if there were no superpowers at all but instead 6 or 7 equal strength regional powers.
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You just described the period of Colonialism.

Such idiots.

Posted by: you cannot be serious at December 10, 2019 11:27 AM (UCPCv)

108 100 Also, most of the growth in Obama's economy was because of Texas and oil.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 10, 2019 11:23 AM (q80AH)

She also insists that the thousands more I made last year as a result of the Trump tax cuts (not even getting into the 3k Trump Bump bonus) are all figments of my imagination. My bank apparently nefariously posts false numbers in my account or something.

The stupid is strong in that one. And she has a near-genius level IQ and is an extremely successful businesswoman who launched her own consulting business to great success...after Trump was elected.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at December 10, 2019 11:26 AM (U7qMl)

=========

I once told a liberal friend about an acquaintance of my father. He was Swedish, lived in Sweden and a big name in statistics.

He turned down a $10,000 job because it would have pushed him into another tax bracket back home and he wouldn't have taken any of the money home.

My friend still insisted that taxes on income don't affect behavior.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 10, 2019 11:28 AM (q80AH)

109 My liberal sister is still insisting that the economy is solely the result of Obama.

Since she had just finished shrieking that "Trump royally f's up everything he touches" I said "OK, though I disagree 100% with your premise, even if we take your premise as true, then Trump has managed to not F up the economy for 3 whole years."

The look on her face as she sputtered for and failed to find a response was delicious.
Posted by: Guy Smiley


They're so easy it should be against the law. It's like shooting fish in a barrel.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 10, 2019 11:28 AM (BN/jk)

110 What would make the world REALLY SAFE is if there were no superpowers at all but instead 6 or 7 equal strength regional powers.

--
That really worked after WW1

Posted by: FrodoB at December 10, 2019 11:29 AM (V7laS)

111 Posted by: joe, living dangerously at December 10, 2019 11:25 AM (KUaJL)

Horde mind strikes again.

unless it means we're giving his double fire.

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 10, 2019 11:29 AM (8D42x)

112 Have you ever thought of changing barbers?
Posted by: Linn Ridge

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Funny you mention that Sweetie - going to a new one today for the first time. I had to leave that last place because, believe it or not, the other gals there were so raunchy, I could n't take it anymore.

Me! I know! Right?

Posted by: Tonypete at December 10, 2019 11:29 AM (Y4EXg)

113 Yep. If a dog could give you the equivalent of the middle finger, I got it. Of course she doesn't realize I sure as shit don't want to be walking in this either at 6:30 a.m. in the dark buddy.
Posted by: Minnfidel
.......

This is what fenced yards are for!

We're not as cold as you, but my dog took like 12 seconds and she was back begging to be let back in,

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 10, 2019 11:29 AM (so+oy)

114 OT. I like Christmas songs. It took years of not working retail to like them again. But there's two Christmas songs that I want to take a crowbar and pry the radio and speakers out, smash them, light them on fire and piss on the ashes and bury them. The Do they know it's Christmas time Band Aid shit and John Lennons, so this is Christmas. You know what. I don't mind giving. I do it gladly. I would rather give than receive. But being shamed into something by a bunch of millionaires on a Christmas song makes me want to scream.
Posted by: Minnfidel at December 10, 2019 11:25 AM (r7Fvf)
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I'll see you those two gawdawful songs, and raise you Christmas Shoes.

Fold now. We're done.

Posted by: bluebell at December 10, 2019 11:29 AM (/669Q)

115 23 Western civilization is suicidal. Look at what the US is preoccupied with, overthrowing the president.

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Don't forget shoving Trannies everywhere.

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at December 10, 2019 11:29 AM (szD6V)

116 96 I will lose all my powers until it grows back.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 10, 2019 11:20 AM (Y4EXg)

Have you ever thought of changing barbers?
Posted by: Linn Ridge at December 10, 2019 11:25 AM (ECrgQ)

I'm in the process of growing my Pony Tail back.

Why? because even though I'm 60, I CAN.

Posted by: Don Q at December 10, 2019 11:29 AM (NgKpN)

117 81 My liberal sister is still insisting that the economy is solely the result of Obama.

Since she had just finished shrieking that "Trump royally f's up everything he touches" I said "OK, though I disagree 100% with your premise, even if we take your premise as true, then Trump has managed to not F up the economy for 3 whole years."

The look on her face as she sputtered for and failed to find a response was delicious.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at December 10, 2019 11:23 AM (U7qMl)

Didn't Obama say Americans would just have to get used to a sluggish economy because there would never be any more boom times?
How can he be responsible for something he did not expect, or plan for, or, possibly, want?

Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods at December 10, 2019 11:29 AM (Uu+Jp)

118 Also, most of the growth in Obama's economy was because of Texas and oil.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 10, 2019 11:23 AM (q80AH)

and the development of Astronaise, a friend to the end

Posted by: REDACTED at December 10, 2019 11:29 AM (rpxSz)

119 My liberal sister is still insisting that the economy is solely the result of Obama.


Partially true.

He was actively trying to cripple / hamstring the US Economy.

Holding back 8 years of motivation is gonna have an effect. Next guy gets to breach that dam.
Posted by: garrett at December 10, 2019 11:27 AM

I remember when "Cash for Clunkers" turned shit around. AKA I had to pay more of my money for someone else's car. Fanfuckingtastic ideas that one.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 10, 2019 11:29 AM (r7Fvf)

120 Can you imagine if Hillary had won in 2016 how many billions the Clinton Crime Syndicate could have "earned" from Iran for selling them U.S. uranium? Sad!

Posted by: ShainS at December 10, 2019 11:29 AM (WqPYg)

121 119
I remember when "Cash for Clunkers" turned shit around. AKA I had to pay more of my money for someone else's car. Fanfuckingtastic ideas that one.
Posted by: Minnfidel at December 10, 2019 11:29 AM (r7Fvf)

==========

I sold my dad's 20 year old car a few months ago, and the guy who bought it still complained about Cash for Clunkers.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 10, 2019 11:30 AM (q80AH)

122 Me! I know! Right?
Posted by: Tonypete at December 10, 2019 11:29 AM (Y4EXg)

They lurk here?

Posted by: Linn Ridge at December 10, 2019 11:31 AM (ECrgQ)

123 110 What would make the world REALLY SAFE is if there were no superpowers at all but instead 6 or 7 equal strength regional powers.

--
That really worked after WW1
Posted by: FrodoB at December 10, 2019 11:29 AM (V7laS)

Actually, sounds just like Pre WW1, and Pre WW2, and Pre Napoleon, and....

Posted by: Don Q at December 10, 2019 11:31 AM (NgKpN)

124 108
I once told a liberal friend about an acquaintance of my father. He was Swedish, lived in Sweden and a big name in statistics.



He turned down a $10,000 job because it would have pushed him into
another tax bracket back home and he wouldn't have taken any of the
money home.



My friend still insisted that taxes on income don't affect behavior.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 10, 2019 11:28 AM (q80AH)

You wonder how some of these people tie their shoes in the morning.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at December 10, 2019 11:31 AM (N39Ws)

125
Megan "Butch" Rapinoe says her goal for 2020 is to get a Democrat in the White House. Xer loves xer some Squaw Liz and Comrade Bernie

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 10, 2019 11:31 AM (mpeBU)

126 The "the economic growth is because Obama" argument does make a kind of perverse sense that the Dems do *not* want to acknowledge.

Trump ran a very traditional playbook of:
* Cut taxes
* Cut regulations
* Punish foreign bad actors through trade policy

The third is hard, and the fourth plank (which I did not mention because it is so incipient right now that it basically doesn't count) is "increase efficiency through liberalizing internal medical markets and enforcing market behaviors" but this is also very hard and very new and hasn't borne fruit yet.

But of those, the first two are *extremely* easy to do, and Obama went the other way. Obama kept his boot on the neck of the American economy. He also inherited a monumental problem, but he can't ride that for more than about three years at the outside. Most of the trouble was his own making.

His acts of economic repression and strangulation meant that *anyone* who just stepped back - even if taking none of the other important actions - would have seen economic growth. Trump went way further than that and I think that is one of the major reasons we are seeing a boom, but that is somewhat beside the point.

The "Because Obama" crowd actually does have a point, but it isn't a point they like. If the last guy's policy was to crush the economy, the next guy can gin up some growth by simply stepping back.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 10, 2019 11:32 AM (I2dne)

127 I will lose all my powers until it grows back.
======

I hate to be the bearer of bad news....

Posted by: Caitlyn at December 10, 2019 11:32 AM (l7lkw)

128 Just an FYI: Pete Buttigieg is Truman National Security Project fellow. https://preview.tinyurl.com/u5rvkra

The Truman Project is funded by the Ploughshares.


Ploughshares is the organization that Ben Rhodes partnered with to create the Iran deal "echo chamber" he bragged about using to manufacture the narrative that the Iran deal was widely supported.


Mayor Pete wants the US to get back into the Iran deal.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 10, 2019 11:32 AM (bDqIh)

129 123 110 What would make the world REALLY SAFE is if there were no superpowers at all but instead 6 or 7 equal strength regional powers.

--
That really worked after WW1
Posted by: FrodoB at December 10, 2019 11:29 AM (V7laS)

Actually, sounds just like Pre WW1, and Pre WW2, and Pre Napoleon, and....

Posted by: Don Q at December 10, 2019 11:31 AM (NgKpN)

the Middle East

Posted by: Someguy at December 10, 2019 11:32 AM (7nTlT)

130 124 My friend still insisted that taxes on income don't affect behavior.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 10, 2019 11:28 AM (q80AH)

You wonder how some of these people tie their shoes in the morning.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at December 10, 2019 11:31 AM (N39Ws)

=========

I also told him truthfully that if we zeroed out the military's budget we'd still have a deficit.

He didn't know how to process that.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 10, 2019 11:32 AM (q80AH)

131
I'll see you those two gawdawful songs, and raise you Christmas Shoes.

Fold now. We're done.
Posted by: bluebell at December 10, 2019 11:29 AM

Oh my goodness. I forgot that one. OK. I fold. Wow!
So here's the scoop. I think I blocked that one out. My Mom was a Christmas fanatic! She died of cancer a few years back. I literally cannot get to the radio fast enough if that pile of shit song comes on. So Bluebell. I don my hat to you in naming THE shittiest Christmas song EVER written in human history. WORST song ever.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 10, 2019 11:32 AM (r7Fvf)

132 121 119
I remember when "Cash for Clunkers" turned shit around. AKA I had to pay more of my money for someone else's car. Fanfuckingtastic ideas that one.
Posted by: Minnfidel at December 10, 2019 11:29 AM (r7Fvf)

==========

I sold my dad's 20 year old car a few months ago, and the guy who bought it still complained about Cash for Clunkers.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 10, 2019 11:30 AM (q80AH)

Basic economics. You reduce the supply of something and price goes up.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 10, 2019 11:32 AM (NWiLs)

133 I'm in the process of growing my Pony Tail back.

Why? because even though I'm 60, I CAN.
Posted by: Don Q at December 10, 2019 11:29 AM (NgKpN)

I just shaved my hair to 3/4 of an inch

feels nice

plus I multi tasked my dog clippers

plus I don't have to deal with someone at the hair cutters triggering my OCD

Posted by: REDACTED at December 10, 2019 11:32 AM (rpxSz)

134 My friend still insisted that taxes on income don't affect behavior.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison
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Well, to be fair, you are analyzing the problem from the perspective of a rational person. Your friend has the perspective of an irrational person.

We are post rationalism now. Its all about feels, status seeking, and tribalism. Just like the freaking cavemen.

Nice job enlightened liberals!

Posted by: you cannot be serious at December 10, 2019 11:33 AM (+x5On)

135 Just watched Kevin McCarthy's press briefing this morning. Did a good job.

Posted by: WisRich at December 10, 2019 11:33 AM (G0vdT)

136 Can you imagine Nadler in a pair of skinny jeans?

Posted by: Muldoon at December 10, 2019 11:33 AM (m45I2)

137 https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/ 9/hillary-clinton-emerges-top-choice-democratic-vote/

HillDawg takes the lead!
Posted by: squirrelly dan
.........

yeah.. I posted that late yesterday..

I would pay really good money to see that replay..

And I think you could probably scalp tickets to a debate between her and Trump for somewhere north of $10,000!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 10, 2019 11:33 AM (so+oy)

138 Minnfidel, OregonMuse and I have been railing against that song for years. We're not the only ones. If I recall, even The Babylon Bee did a number on it.

Worst. song. ever.

Posted by: bluebell at December 10, 2019 11:33 AM (/669Q)

139 6
or, as Obama would say, "they punch above their weight."

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at December 10, 2019 11:02 AM (KUaJL)

_______


He dreamed of and tried to make possible a world in which there'd only be one JV team: America. Give him another Nobel!

Posted by: ShainS at December 10, 2019 11:34 AM (WqPYg)

140 Actually, sounds just like Pre WW1, and Pre WW2, and Pre Napoleon, and....
--
Yeah, the 'next generation' always thinks it can do things better. Maybe someday we'll learn.

Posted by: FrodoB at December 10, 2019 11:34 AM (V7laS)

141 136 Can you imagine Nadler in a pair of skinny jeans?
Posted by: Muldoon at December 10, 2019 11:33 AM (m45I2)

Like Dr. Eggman from Sonic the Hedgehog

Posted by: Insomniac at December 10, 2019 11:34 AM (NWiLs)

142 108

One year I purposely stopped working in mid Dec because the extra income would have pushed me above the threshold for the child tax credit. Add to that the tax on the income and I would have pretty much worked for free. Instead I had a nice long vacation.

Examples like this happen all the time.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at December 10, 2019 11:34 AM (sed5H)

143 142 108

One year I purposely stopped working in mid Dec because the extra income would have pushed me above the threshold for the child tax credit. Add to that the tax on the income and I would have pretty much worked for free. Instead I had a nice long vacation.

Examples like this happen all the time.
Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at December 10, 2019 11:34 AM (sed5H)

==========

"Tax soda so people buy less sugar!"
"Tax income and nothing will happen!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 10, 2019 11:35 AM (q80AH)

144 I remember when "Cash for Clunkers" turned shit around.

"Cash for Clunkers" was a deliberate attempt to make cars too expensive for working-class people, so they would be forced onto public transportation.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 10, 2019 11:35 AM (I2/tG)

145 Can you imagine Nadler in a pair of skinny jeans?
Posted by: Muldoon at December 10, 2019 11:33 AM (m45I2)

Imagine the impossible? Or are you trying to illustrate 200 pounds of shit in a 1 pound bag?

Posted by: Linn Ridge at December 10, 2019 11:35 AM (ECrgQ)

146 It's precisely backwards, wars happen when both parties believe they
have a real shot at winning, in other words when they're at parity. Not
when one country has the overwhelming advantage.

Posted by: Someguy at December 10, 2019 11:23 AM (7nTlT)


This was the outcome of the Congress of Vienna after the Napoleonic war. Do you think all the International Relations classes are using Kissinger's book as a text? He was deeply in love with Metternich and Bismarck who both pushed these "regional power centers" to the extinction of local nationalism

Posted by: Kindltot at December 10, 2019 11:36 AM (1glZx)

147 >>"Cash for Clunkers" was a deliberate attempt to make cars too expensive for working-class people, so they would be forced onto public transportation.


Sub-Prime Car Loans, funneled to Obama Dealers who inherited their Dealerships from the Obama / GM Takeover. GM Financial was a yuge cash grab.

Posted by: garrett at December 10, 2019 11:37 AM (dHPnP)

148 I remember when "Cash for Clunkers" turned shit around. AKA I had to pay more of my money for someone else's car. Fanfuckingtastic ideas that one.
Posted by: Minnfidel at December 10, 2019 11:29 AM (r7Fvf)
++++++++++++
"Cash for Clunkers" fills me with unalloyed rage. It was stupid, wasteful, expensive, short-sighted and incredibly regressive.

Some cars suck and break down all the time and are dangerous, true. But many old cars are just old. They're paid off and cheap and old and not great but they work and get you from A to B.

"Cash for Clunkers" was a great disservice to poor people and those with bad credit. I was both in 2009 and I will tell you that "used car buyer facing higher prices and 14% auto loan interest" was a bad place to be.

The interest was a given due to my poor credit and low income, but having to couple that an inflated used car market because the *entire* low end of the market was being artificially stripped away sure was awesome.

Destruction of unencumbered capital to replace it with encumbered capital as official policy is one of the most insane things I have seen in my lifetime.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 10, 2019 11:37 AM (I2dne)

149 Karen Carpenter's Merry Christmas Darling is a good Christmas song.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 10, 2019 11:37 AM (oiW2a)

150 I remember when "Cash for Clunkers" turned shit around.

Pelosi fundraising motto ??

Posted by: REDACTED at December 10, 2019 11:37 AM (rpxSz)

151 I totes read that as "Shitite".

Posted by: Brother Cavil
Democrats, Media, and Deep State:
Hostis Humani Generis
at December 10, 2019 11:37 AM (Rvlwi)

152 Minnfidel, OregonMuse and I have been railing against that song for years. We're not the only ones. If I recall, even The Babylon Bee did a number on it.

Worst. song. ever.
Posted by: bluebell at December 10, 2019 11:33 AM

It really is. I think I blocked it because of my mom and I literally will not make it into 2 seconds of the song without smacking the radio. Thanks for making me miss my Mom at Christmas you assholes. Because without your pile of shit song I would have totes forgot about her! You know, the woman who gave me life, loved Christmas, died of cancer. Thanks so much for your service to humanity. I yield the floor back to Senator Bluebell.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 10, 2019 11:37 AM (r7Fvf)

153 149 Karen Carpenter's Merry Christmas Darling is a good Christmas song.
Posted by: Easy Andy at December 10, 2019 11:37 AM (oiW2a)

the lyrics are a little thin

Posted by: REDACTED at December 10, 2019 11:38 AM (rpxSz)

154 Imagine the impossible? Or are you trying to illustrate 200 pounds of shit in a 1 pound bag?
Posted by: Linn Ridge at December 10, 2019 11:35 AM (ECrgQ)



The Tenniel illustration of Humpty Dumpty

Posted by: Kindltot at December 10, 2019 11:38 AM (1glZx)

155 I just shaved my hair to 3/4 of an inch
feels nice
plus I multi tasked my dog clippers
plus I don't have to deal with someone at the hair cutters triggering my OCD

Posted by: REDACTED at December 10, 2019 11:32 AM (rpxSz)


I thought about that, but I wound up with a really good-looking Pinay hair-dresser/barber and getting my hair cut is now a nice break in a dreary existence!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 10, 2019 11:38 AM (BiNEL)

156 Poseidon? I wanted a Peloton!

====
What's with the Peloton nonsense? Who started the shitstorm? As far as I know it was some asswipe at WaPo (that narrows it down not a whit) getting its panties in a bunch and social media in a fit of recreational outrage piling on.
Has Peloton groveled yet or has it done the decent thing and told these shits to kill themselves?

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at December 10, 2019 11:38 AM (szD6V)

157 My friend still insisted that taxes on income don't affect behavior.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 10, 2019 11:28 AM


Ask her if she believes that those super high cigarette and gas taxes were meant to discourage consumption.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 10, 2019 11:38 AM (ejd/p)

158 >>Destruction of unencumbered capital to replace it with encumbered capital as official policy is one of the most insane things I have seen in my lifetime.


Obamas entire Domestic Financial Policy, right here.

His entire Policy was designed to expose monies for further Taxation.

Posted by: garrett at December 10, 2019 11:38 AM (dHPnP)

159 I yield the floor back to Senator Bluebell.
Posted by: Minnfidel at December 10, 2019 11:37 AM (r7Fvf)
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Aw. And I'm sorry about your mom, and I hope I didn't make it worse.

If you have Sirius XM, listen to their Holiday Traditions channel (73) - all oldies but goodies (think Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, etc.) and NO CHRISTMAS SHOES!!!

Posted by: bluebell at December 10, 2019 11:39 AM (/669Q)

160 Posted by: garrett at December 10, 2019 11:37 AM (dHPnP)

Yeah it was just a shuffling of a slush fund for friends and family.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 10, 2019 11:39 AM (oiW2a)

161 Destruction of unencumbered capital to replace it with encumbered capital as official policy is one of the most insane things I have seen in my lifetime.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 10, 2019 11:37 AM (I2dne)


Gotta love it when a progressive plan comes together!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 10, 2019 11:39 AM (BiNEL)

162 Can you imagine Nadler in a pair of skinny jeans?

Posted by: Muldoon at December 10, 2019 11:33 AM (m45I2)


Need PPE for the Burst Test.

Posted by: Roland THTG at December 10, 2019 11:39 AM (88+cf)

163 145 Can you imagine Nadler in a pair of skinny jeans?
Posted by: Muldoon at December 10, 2019 11:33 AM (m45I2)

They would never come off.

Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods at December 10, 2019 11:40 AM (Uu+Jp)

164 They're paid off and cheap and old and not great but they work and get you from A to B.

My 13 year old Honda CRV, for example.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at December 10, 2019 11:40 AM (BeYX8)

165 Cash 4 clunkers was a giveaway to dealers as well. Dealers were selling new cars that qualified for the credit over MSRP. It was a short term program so short term demand spiked and raised prices drastically for new cars, as well as prices for used cars in the long run. It hurt everyone buying a car.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at December 10, 2019 11:40 AM (sed5H)

166 >>I remember when "Cash for Clunkers" turned shit around.

The reasoning for that still escapes me. It did provide a nice secondhand parts marketplace for mechanics like my old neighbor who stripped any useful parts off the returns before having to sabotage them to turn them into trash.

Posted by: Roy at December 10, 2019 11:40 AM (3Rpsr)

167 Obamas entire Domestic Financial Policy, right here.

His entire Policy was designed to expose monies for further Taxation.
Posted by: garrett at December 10, 2019 11:38 AM (dHPnP)
++++++++++++
Not just his. Bush and Clinton played a lot of these games, too. Cash for Clunkers was a Bush policy. "The Office of the President Elect" (spit) was fully on board, though.

Much of domestic policy over the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations was focused on asset-stripping and encumbrance of capital. Astonishingly bad policy, and it went on for so long and so many phases that I have to believe that it was intentional and not because some wonk fucked up.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 10, 2019 11:40 AM (I2dne)

168 OT
Can anyone recommend a good online spice company . I have a Christmas gift list that includes cooking spices.....

Posted by: Jen the original at December 10, 2019 11:41 AM (I3OPu)

169 I am listening to Actor Adam Baldwin reading the Horowitz IG Report through The Ann & Phelim Scoop on SoundCloud.

https://tinyurl.com/Adam-B-reads-IG-Intro

I believe Ann and Phelim were behind the book about Kermit Gosnell that was turned into the movie.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 10, 2019 11:41 AM (fp3O8)

170 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 10, 2019 11:37 AM

What pissed me off about it among MANY things about CFC is that we have had some POS cars we've had to get by with along the way. That's OK. But then telling me I have to subsidize some other persons car purchase? FCK You!

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 10, 2019 11:41 AM (r7Fvf)

171 Can you imagine Nadler in a pair of skinny jeans?

The stitching would have to be made of Adamantium.

Would they still come up to his armpits?

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at December 10, 2019 11:41 AM (BeYX8)

172 Examples like this happen all the time.

The Left refuses to admit that people's behavior changes in response to incentives, because it makes it much harder to do social engineering if you admit that people's behavior changes in response to changes in incentives.

Impose an eight percent annual wealth tax on billionaires, for example, and their behavior will change radically (they'll all move to Singapore, among other things).

Same goes the other way - a new huge bond is being proposed in Portland to provide "affordable housing" for the homeless. It never seems to occur to Portlanders that a key reason why Portland has so many homeless is that homelessness is subsidized so heavily in Portland.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 10, 2019 11:41 AM (I2/tG)

173 My 13 year old Honda CRV, for example.
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at December 10, 2019 11:40 AM (BeYX
+++++++++
Get rid of that clunker, bro!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 10, 2019 11:41 AM (I2dne)

174 149 Karen Carpenter's Merry Christmas Darling is a good Christmas song.
Posted by: Easy Andy at December 10, 2019 11:37 AM (oiW2a)

the lyrics are a little thin
Posted by: REDACTED at December 10, 2019 11:38 AM (rpxSz)

*****

Left me with a gnawing hunger for more

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 10, 2019 11:41 AM (flINI)

175 Karen Carpenter's Merry Christmas Darling is a good Christmas song.
Posted by: Easy Andy
.............

What a voice..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 10, 2019 11:42 AM (so+oy)

176 142
108



One year I purposely stopped working in mid Dec because the extra
income would have pushed me above the threshold for the child tax
credit. Add to that the tax on the income and I would have pretty much
worked for free. Instead I had a nice long vacation.



Examples like this happen all the time.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at December 10, 2019 11:34 AM (sed5H)

_______


Yep. Knew young men in the 70's who worked as heavy equipment operators. They made so much money that they only worked half the year before they made it into six-figure range and a confiscatory tax bracket.

Posted by: ShainS at December 10, 2019 11:42 AM (WqPYg)

177 153 149 Karen Carpenter's Merry Christmas Darling is a good Christmas song.
Posted by: Easy Andy at December 10, 2019 11:37 AM (oiW2a)

the lyrics are a little thin
Posted by: REDACTED at December 10, 2019 11:38 AM (rpxSz)

If only she had eaten Mama Cass's ham sandwich they could both be alive today

Posted by: josephistan at December 10, 2019 11:42 AM (7HtZB)

178 149 Karen Carpenter's Merry Christmas Darling is a good Christmas song.
Posted by: Easy Andy
_____________

Damn, that song makes me hungry.

Posted by: Furious George at December 10, 2019 11:42 AM (9vQJW)

179 Can anyone recommend a good online spice company . I have a Christmas gift list that includes cooking spices.....
Posted by: Jen the original at December 10, 2019 11:41 AM (I3OPu)
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Jen, I've never ordered from them, but people here recommend The Spice House. Evidently they are kin to the Penzey's people but sans political bias (or if they have it, they keep it to themselves).

Posted by: bluebell at December 10, 2019 11:42 AM (/669Q)

180 What a voice..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry--
good stage show as well

Posted by: FrodoB at December 10, 2019 11:42 AM (V7laS)

181 Christmas Music:

Check out (if you would) some of Tarja Turunen's Christmas covers on YouTube... if you like Christmas with just a touch of Goth.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at December 10, 2019 11:43 AM (BeYX8)

182 What's with the Peloton nonsense? Who started the shitstorm? As far as I know it was some asswipe at WaPo (that narrows it down not a whit) getting its panties in a bunch and social media in a fit of recreational outrage piling on.
Has Peloton groveled yet or has it done the decent thing and told these shits to kill themselves?
=========
The Peloton thing was a paid social media hit.

Some competitor rushing to bring their own bikes to market like Nordic trak or bowflex who is trying to prevent them from gaining too much market share.

Posted by: FUSION GPS strikes again at December 10, 2019 11:43 AM (WwhL7)

183 "If you have Sirius XM, listen to their Holiday Traditions channel (73) -
all oldies but goodies (think Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, etc.) and NO
CHRISTMAS SHOES!!!"

However, they do play "Dominic the Christmas Donkey". Wife and I race for the mute button when that one comes on.

Posted by: Top.Man. at December 10, 2019 11:43 AM (h+0Ny)

184 Jen, I've never ordered from them, but people here
recommend The Spice House. Evidently they are kin to the Penzey's
people but sans political bias (or if they have it, they keep it to
themselves).



Posted by: bluebell at December 10, 2019 11:42 AM (/669Q)

This is true.
Penzy is an asshole.

Posted by: Roland THTG at December 10, 2019 11:43 AM (88+cf)

185 Crap. Didn't mean to go all Amy Schumer and Fareed Zakaria on all of you.

Posted by: Furious George at December 10, 2019 11:43 AM (9vQJW)

186 What pissed me off about it among MANY things about CFC is that we have had some POS cars we've had to get by with along the way. That's OK. But then telling me I have to subsidize some other persons car purchase? FCK You!
Posted by: Minnfidel at December 10, 2019 11:41 AM (r7Fvf)
++++++++++++++
The first year I made a lot of money I went to my tax guy because there was some stock involved and I didn't know how to deal with it from a tax standpoint. My final bill was pretty shocking. He went over the summary and said, "congratulations - you probably bought a bridge girder somewhere."

I stoop up and walked to his window and pointed at the parking lot and said, "No, I paid the subsidies for those electric cars parked in the lot that I can't afford to buy."

He blinked and said, "or that." Then we finished my transaction.

Electric cars are exactly the same kind of thing.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 10, 2019 11:44 AM (I2dne)

187 I thought about that, but I wound up with a really good-looking Pinay hair-dresser/barber and getting my hair cut is now a nice break in a dreary existence!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 10, 2019 11:38 AM (BiNEL)

All we got are ugly cows with giant cans

not a fan of the titty massage while I'm getting a trim

while I'm getting some trim is a different matter

Posted by: REDACTED at December 10, 2019 11:44 AM (rpxSz)

188 171: He would have to be melted and poured into skinny jeans.

Posted by: CN at December 10, 2019 11:44 AM (U7k5w)

189 However, they do play "Dominic the Christmas Donkey". Wife and I race for the mute button when that one comes on.
Posted by: Top.Man. at December 10, 2019 11:43 AM (h+0Ny)
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Oh no! Do they really? I've been spared that so far. Thanks for the warning though.

I should have known it was too good to be true.

Posted by: bluebell at December 10, 2019 11:44 AM (/669Q)

190 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 10, 2019 11:40 AM (I2dne)

It was not a Bush policy. It was a dem program from the start and Dem legislation.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 10, 2019 11:44 AM (oiW2a)

191 JackStraw can send you some 'Oregano'.

Posted by: garrett at December 10, 2019 11:44 AM (dHPnP)

192 I think my favorite line from the impeachment hearings was when Nadler pounded the gavel and ponderously announced, "The Gentleman will not cast aspersions!" after Gohmert asked how much money someone had to pay to get to be both a witness and an examiner in an impeachment proceeding.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 10, 2019 11:45 AM (m45I2)

193 I'm pretty sure the democrats feel that they have no enemies in the world, other than Americans.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 10, 2019 11:45 AM (E+OcO)

194 It was not a Bush policy. It was a dem program from the start and Dem legislation.
Posted by: Easy Andy at December 10, 2019 11:44 AM (oiW2a)
+++++++++++++
The man had a veto pen.

He also came up with the cockamamie tax-rebate plan.

Bush was not a good guy on the domestic economy. He wasn't as actively sinister as Obama, but he doesn't get a pass.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 10, 2019 11:45 AM (I2dne)

195 What's with the Peloton nonsense? Who started the shitstorm? As far as I know it was some asswipe at WaPo (that narrows it down not a whit) getting its panties in a bunch and social media in a fit of recreational outrage piling on.
Has Peloton groveled yet or has it done the decent thing and told these shits to kill themselves?
Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at December 10, 2019 11:38 AM (szD6V)

They haven't groveled yet. The actress in the Peloton ad has a new ad out for Ryan Reynolds' boutique gin company. He decided to run with the idiot premise that the poor woman was abused by her husband by receiving a peloton as a gift from the online whiners, and has her sitting with two girlfriends in a bar, with martini glasses in front of them. Actress looks totally spaced out, staring ahead, no wedding ring on and then she says that the gin is really smooth. Then proceeds to slam the entire glass down at once, while her girlfriends look on with concern and mumble this is going to be a fun night. Actress says to "new beginnings" right before she slams the drink, but does it in a sad, depressed monotone.

Posted by: Jen the original at December 10, 2019 11:45 AM (I3OPu)

196 Karen Carpenter has the voice of an angel but sang one of the most depressing songs I've ever heard, Goodbye to Love.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 10, 2019 11:46 AM (oiW2a)

197 Jen, I've never ordered from them, but people here
recommend The Spice House. Evidently they are kin to the Penzey's
people but sans political bias (or if they have it, they keep it to
themselves).



Posted by: bluebell at December 10, 2019 11:42 AM (/669Q)

Thanks, Bluebell, I was just looking at them and was impressed with the site!

Posted by: Jen the original at December 10, 2019 11:46 AM (I3OPu)

198 The first year I made a lot of money I went to my tax guy because there was some stock involved and I didn't know how to deal with it from a tax standpoint. My final bill was pretty shocking. He went over the summary and said, "congratulations - you probably bought a bridge girder somewhere."

I stoop up and walked to his window and pointed at the parking lot and said, "No, I paid the subsidies for those electric cars parked in the lot that I can't afford to buy."

He blinked and said, "or that." Then we finished my transaction.

Electric cars are exactly the same kind of thing.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 10, 2019 11:44 AM (I2dne)

I think that when some panhandler asks me for cash. "What? 30% of my salary isn't enough motherf*cker?"

Posted by: Roy at December 10, 2019 11:46 AM (3Rpsr)

199 "The Gentleman will not cast aspersions!"
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That's our Job!!!!

Posted by: FUSION GPS strikes again at December 10, 2019 11:47 AM (3J7io)

200 I'll see you those two gawdawful songs, and raise you Christmas Shoes.

Fold now. We're done.
Posted by: bluebell at December 10, 2019 11:29 AM

Oh my goodness. I forgot that one. OK. I fold. Wow!
So here's the scoop. I think I blocked that one out. My Mom was a Christmas fanatic! She died of cancer a few years back. I literally cannot get to the radio fast enough if that pile of shit song comes on. So Bluebell. I don my hat to you in naming THE shittiest Christmas song EVER written in human history. WORST song ever.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 10, 2019 11:32 AM (r7Fvf)

have you heard the "New" version of baby it's cold outside?

it's literally a parody but they're serious. it sounds like she's trying to stay and he's trying to get rid of her.

parody is dead and dems killed it...

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 10, 2019 11:47 AM (8D42x)

201 Aw. And I'm sorry about your mom, and I hope I didn't make it worse.

If you have Sirius XM, listen to their Holiday Traditions channel (73) - all oldies but goodies (think Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, etc.) and NO CHRISTMAS SHOES!!!

Posted by: bluebell at December 10, 2019 11:39 AM

Not at all Bluebell. Not your fault I PTSD'ed that absolute shit pile of musical notes out of my rant. She was an amazing woman BTW. A true Christmas fanatic! We didn't have a lot growing up but she scrimped and saved to make it special for us. It's a bittersweet time of year. Been a few years now. She gave me her ornaments. It's hard. But every one I put up with my kids brings up a good memory and a smile and sometimes a tear or two but I wouldn't trade the memories for a zillion dollars.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 10, 2019 11:47 AM (r7Fvf)

202

CASH FOR CLUNKERS also known as CONGRESS..........the LEFT wheel drivers down Epeleptic Avenue.................keep on boogeying to hell.

Posted by: saf at December 10, 2019 11:47 AM (5IHGB)

203 196: Also did a depressing version of Solitaire.

Posted by: CN at December 10, 2019 11:48 AM (U7k5w)

204 I should have known it was too good to be true.



Posted by: bluebell at December 10, 2019 11:44 AM (/669Q)
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I think later in the season they also start playing that g-dawful Spike Jones "All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth". That one gets muted as well, with extreme prejudice.

Posted by: Top.Man. at December 10, 2019 11:48 AM (h+0Ny)

205 it's literally a parody but they're serious. it sounds like she's trying to stay and he's trying to get rid of her.

parody is dead and dems killed it...
Posted by: SturmToddler at December 10, 2019 11:47 AM (8D42x)

There was one of those a long time ago.

Red Skelton and some Blonde. He was trying to leave and she was trying to get him to stay.

So, actually, nothing new.

Posted by: Don Q at December 10, 2019 11:48 AM (NgKpN)

206 What's with the Peloton nonsense? Who started the shitstorm? As far as I know it was some asswipe at WaPo (that narrows it down not a whit) getting its panties in a bunch and social media in a fit of recreational outrage piling on.
Has Peloton groveled yet or has it done the decent thing and told these shits to kill themselves?
Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at December 10, 2019 11:38 AM (szD6V)

They haven't groveled yet. The actress in the Peloton ad has a new ad out for Ryan Reynolds' boutique gin company. He decided to run with the idiot premise that the poor woman was abused by her husband by receiving a peloton as a gift from the online whiners, and has her sitting with two girlfriends in a bar, with martini glasses in front of them. Actress looks totally spaced out, staring ahead, no wedding ring on and then she says that the gin is really smooth. Then proceeds to slam the entire glass down at once, while her girlfriends look on with concern and mumble this is going to be a fun night. Actress says to "new beginnings" right before she slams the drink, but does it in a sad, depressed monotone.
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Attention Women of America Give up exercise and become Alcoholics!!!!

Posted by: FUSION GPS strikes again at December 10, 2019 11:48 AM (BUzUu)

207 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 10, 2019 11:45 AM (I2dne)

I don't think the legislation passed until 2009.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 10, 2019 11:48 AM (oiW2a)

208 My 13 year old Honda CRV, for example.

Or my 20-yr-old Accord or my 29-yr-old Chebby S-10. It's always a crap-shoot as to how I'll get home anytime I drive either one of them. Could be in a wrecker, could not.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 10, 2019 11:49 AM (HaL55)

209 I'll say goodbye to love
No one ever cared if I should live or die
Time and time again the chance for love has passed me by
And all I know of love is how to live without it
I just can't seem to find it

So I've made my mind up
I must live my life alone
And though it's not the easy way
I guess I've always known

I'd say goodbye to love
There are no tomorrows for this heart of mine
Surely time will lose these bitter memories and I'll find
That there is someone to believe in and to live for
Something I could live for

All the years of useless search
Have finally reached an end
Loneliness and empty days
Will be my only friend
From this day love is forgotten
I'll go on as best I can

X
Play "Goodbye to Love"
on Amazon Music (ad)
I'll say goodbye to love
No one ever cared if I should live or die
Time and time again the chance for love has passed me by
And all I know of love is how to live without it
I just can't seem to find it

So I've made my mind up
I must live my life alone
And though it's not the easy way
I guess I've always known

I'd say goodbye to love
There are no tomorrows for this heart of mine
Surely time will lose these bitter memories and I'll find
That there is someone to believe in and to live for
Something I could live for

All the years of useless search
Have finally reached an end
Loneliness and empty days
Will be my only friend
From this day love is forgotten
I'll go on as best I can

What lies in the future is a mystery to us all
No one can predict the wheel of fortune as it falls
There may come a time when I will see that I've been wrong
But for now this is my song
And it's goodbye to love
I'll say goodbye to love


Yep, that's pretty depressing. I'm sure it resonates with a lot of people though.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 10, 2019 11:49 AM (NWiLs)

210 Would they still come up to his armpits?


*******

The Mt. Everest of muffin tops!

Posted by: Muldoon at December 10, 2019 11:49 AM (m45I2)

211 Tarja Turunen does a cover of Feliz Navidad that's so *not* cheesy you almost forget to sing "The Police Have My Dad."

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

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at December 10, 2019 11:49 AM (BeYX8)

212 197
Jen, I've never ordered from them, but people here

recommend The Spice House. Evidently they are kin to the Penzey's

people but sans political bias (or if they have it, they keep it to

themselves).







Posted by: bluebell at December 10, 2019 11:42 AM (/669Q)



Thanks, Bluebell, I was just looking at them and was impressed with the site!

Posted by: Jen the original at December 10, 2019 11:46 AM (I3OPu)

+1 on Spice House. We used to buy Penzeys until he went full on libtard and flooding our email daily with his lunatic rants.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at December 10, 2019 11:49 AM (N39Ws)

213 205: She tripped him onto the sofa and pounced.

Posted by: CN at December 10, 2019 11:49 AM (U7k5w)

214

Karen Carpenter never installed a SHELF.

Posted by: saf at December 10, 2019 11:50 AM (5IHGB)

215 Unfortunately, only the conclusions from the Horrowitz report are going to be trumpeted by the Media - Comey has his oped out that says, hey mistakes, I've made a few, but then again, too few to mention!

The IG report didn't actually uncover anything that a regular reader of conservative news didn't already know - and probably was not able to uncover the other 50% that actually happened. But the conclusions is all that any one will remember. It's the IG's job to uncover these rule breaking incidents and recommend that people involved be held accountable, severely - he couldn't do that and therefore he should be fired, immediately. Otherwise, what is he drawing his pay check for?

Now Durham's prosecutions have to face a defense weapon that should never had been there. And they will be used to some effect...hopefully this report won't be enough to totally derail what he's working on, but it will not be helpful.

Posted by: Boswell at December 10, 2019 11:50 AM (32YRo)

216 Oy, that was a bigger wall of text than anticipated. Apologies.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 10, 2019 11:50 AM (NWiLs)

217 A paid off car is worth about $400 to $800 extra cash each month that you hold them.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 10, 2019 11:50 AM (flINI)

218
The interest was a given due to my poor credit
and low income, but having to couple that an inflated used car market
because the *entire* low end of the market was being artificially
stripped away sure was awesome.



Destruction of unencumbered capital to replace it with encumbered
capital as official policy is one of the most insane things I have seen
in my lifetime.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 10, 2019 11:37 AM (I2dne)

Frederick Bastiat discussed this in his book, The Law.

In thinking about it, it is absolutely the procedure laid out in trying to punt the economy by breaking a window to force a store owner to buy a new one from the glazier; it is also the scenario of legislating bricking up everyone's windows to boost the sales of candles and candlestick makers.

In both cases Bastiat destroys the idea and anything but a destruction that does no good but distort the economy to benefit the people who have the ear of the legislature.
The Austrians push this forward too, but Bastiat died in 1850, it is not like the idea has been around and mainstream for a century and a half.

Incompetence or malice. Possibly incompetence AND malice, but what the hey.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 10, 2019 11:50 AM (1glZx)

219 196
Karen Carpenter has the voice of an angel but sang one of the most depressing songs I've ever heard, Goodbye to Love.





Posted by: Easy Andy at December 10, 2019 11:46 AM (oiW2a)

_______


I wonder if "We've Only Just Begun" is the most-played song at weddings still?

Posted by: ShainS at December 10, 2019 11:51 AM (WqPYg)

220 She gave me her ornaments. It's hard. But every one I put up with my kids brings up a good memory and a smile and sometimes a tear or two but I wouldn't trade the memories for a zillion dollars.
Posted by: Minnfidel at December 10, 2019 11:47 AM (r7Fvf)
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That's wonderful. That's the way to do it. And it's good for the kids to have those ornaments and memories of their grandma.

We lost my MIL 16 years ago (too young) and I love seeing her handwriting on some of my recipe cards, and thinking of her when I use the things she gave us. Sad at first but it's now all good. I like to think she's up there smiling down at us, as is your mom.

Posted by: bluebell at December 10, 2019 11:51 AM (/669Q)

221 The AC in the old Honda doesn't work, but that's only an issue for about three months out of the year. And thanks to the Bush/Clinton/Bush/Obama EPA regulations, the repair cost would greatly exceed that vehicle's value.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at December 10, 2019 11:51 AM (BeYX8)

222 217 A paid off car is worth about $400 to $800 extra cash each month that you hold them.
Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 10, 2019 11:50 AM (flINI)

Agree totally. My newest car is a 2010. If I need to spend $500 to repair anything, I just say "well, that's just only a month's car payment".

Posted by: Roy at December 10, 2019 11:52 AM (3Rpsr)

223 I don't think the legislation passed until 2009.
Posted by: Easy Andy at December 10, 2019 11:48 AM (oiW2a)
+++++++++++
Yes indeed, not until May-August. I withdraw my statement about Bush failing to veto it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 10, 2019 11:52 AM (I2dne)

224 217 A paid off car is worth about $400 to $800 extra cash each month that you hold them.
Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 10, 2019 11:50 AM (flINI)

/looks out the window at his year old truck

Orrrrrrrr, you just pay cash for the damn thing.

Posted by: Don Q at December 10, 2019 11:52 AM (NgKpN)

225 Posted by: SturmToddler at December 10, 2019 11:47 AM

Didn't Kelly Clarkson whatever her name is from AGT do that?
I'll avoid that at all costs. I always laugh at all the Jewish artists Christmas albums. Uumm guys? Really?

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 10, 2019 11:52 AM (r7Fvf)

226 I can't stand Christmas music. I like *music*, I'm really passionate about it. But I don't want to hear a bunch of sappy mush for a full month of any year. In my perfect world, the playing of Christmas music would begin on December 23rd and end promptly at 7 pm Christmas night.

Posted by: Crusader at December 10, 2019 11:53 AM (ewSN2)

227 Re: The IG Report

In short, the Deep State investigated the Deep State and concluded that the Deep State did nothing wrong.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at December 10, 2019 11:53 AM (BeYX8)

228 I think later in the season they also start playing that g-dawful Spike Jones "All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth". That one gets muted as well, with extreme prejudice.
Posted by: Top.Man. at December 10, 2019 11:48 AM (h+0Ny)
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"I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" for the trifecta.

Posted by: bluebell at December 10, 2019 11:53 AM (/669Q)

229 202




CASH FOR CLUNKERS also known as CONGRESS..........the LEFT wheel
drivers down Epeleptic Avenue.................keep on boogeying to hell.

Posted by: saf at December 10, 2019 11:47 AM (5IHGB)

_______


Threadwinner ... I think.

Posted by: ShainS at December 10, 2019 11:53 AM (WqPYg)

230 I have never heard Christmas Shoes, and like an unknown phrase in a zombie comment, I refuse to ever look it up!
"Do They Know It's Christmas" always makes me laugh because it is so very '80's, and also, kind of a funny question about non-Christian regions (they could ask us back: Do you know about Ramdan or Dakine?).

I'll take some Waitresses "Christmas Wrapping," thanks.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 10, 2019 11:53 AM (bDqIh)

231 Alone Again is the most depressing song.

Posted by: eleven at December 10, 2019 11:53 AM (QLPEO)

232 I've got 4 cars circa 2006 to 2013. Not a note on any of them. 3 Hondas and a Jetta. My goal is to have them last forever.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 10, 2019 11:54 AM (flINI)

233 224 217 A paid off car is worth about $400 to $800 extra cash each month that you hold them.
Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 10, 2019 11:50 AM (flINI)

/looks out the window at his year old truck

Orrrrrrrr, you just pay cash for the damn thing.
Posted by: Don Q at December 10, 2019 11:52 AM (NgKpN)



Ahhh, yes... BMC.

(before marriage & children)

Posted by: Roy at December 10, 2019 11:54 AM (3Rpsr)

234 I'll see your "Christmas Shoes" and raise you Sir Paul's "Hey I Bought a Casio and I'm Gonna Use it" Monstrosity.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at December 10, 2019 11:54 AM (U7qMl)

235 Alone Again is the most depressing song.
--
Naturally

Posted by: FrodoB at December 10, 2019 11:54 AM (V7laS)

236 A paid off car is worth about $400 to $800 extra cash each month that you hold them.
Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 10, 2019 11:50 AM (flINI)
++++++++++++
A paid-off car is also much "greener" if you care about that. Mining, refining, shipping, manufacturing, more shipping, assembly, more shipping, distribution, etc. are *extremely* energy-intensive.

Getting rid of a working old car in favor of a working new car is a very upside-down energy transaction. It doesn't matter if the new car is fuel-efficient and the old one isn't - the already-manufactured gas-guzzler is more energy-efficient on-balance than the fuel miser that hasn't been manufactured yet.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 10, 2019 11:54 AM (I2dne)

237 233 224 217 A paid off car is worth about $400 to $800 extra cash each month that you hold them.
Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 10, 2019 11:50 AM (flINI)

/looks out the window at his year old truck

Orrrrrrrr, you just pay cash for the damn thing.
Posted by: Don Q at December 10, 2019 11:52 AM (NgKpN)



Ahhh, yes... BMC.

(before marriage & children)
Posted by: Roy at December 10, 2019 11:54 AM (3Rpsr)

Actually, divorced and Kid is on his own.

So not wrong.

Posted by: Don Q at December 10, 2019 11:55 AM (NgKpN)

238 Lizzy, if you've never heard Christmas Shoes then count your lucky blessings and for the love of all that's good and holy, do NOT look it up.

I'd rather listen to any of the songs that Top.Man. and I were dissing above than that thing.

Posted by: bluebell at December 10, 2019 11:55 AM (/669Q)

239 The IG report didn't actually uncover anything that a regular reader of conservative news didn't already know - and probably was not able to uncover the other 50% that actually happened. But the conclusions is all that any one will remember.

Both Michael Flynn and Carter Page's lawyers like the non-conclusion parts of the report, and OAN mentioned this morning that not only does it demolish Steele, it says that the CIA flat-out told the FBI the dossier was bullshit and the FBI ran with it anyway.

The LIVs will only hear from the media that it's a whitewash though.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 10, 2019 11:55 AM (ZGrMX)

240 In my perfect world, the playing of Christmas music would begin on December 23rd and end promptly at 7 pm Christmas night.
=====

But then we would miss the 12 Days of Christmas by Penelope Keith.

Posted by: mustbequantum at December 10, 2019 11:55 AM (MIKMs)

241 The headline on msnbc says:

Dems give Trump trememdous boost on trade deal

????

Give trump? How about the American People you twats

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 10, 2019 11:55 AM (cEsBM)

242 Threadwinner ... I think.
Posted by: ShainS at December 10, 2019 11:53 AM (WqPYg)
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It's kind of a crapshoot figuring out what saf is talking about, but entertaining.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at December 10, 2019 11:55 AM (3Z6pZ)

243 He would have to be melted and poured into skinny jeans.

Posted by: CN at December 10, 2019 11:44 AM (U7k5w)


Sooo... What's the down side?

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 10, 2019 11:56 AM (8D42x)

244 We lost my MIL 16 years ago (too young) and I love seeing her handwriting on some of my recipe cards, and thinking of her when I use the things she gave us. Sad at first but it's now all good. I like to think she's up there smiling down at us, as is your mom.
Posted by: bluebell at December 10, 2019 11:51 AM

Same here Bluebell. I feel the worst for my Dad. It really sucks for him, we try to make it better but. Not sure it works all the time. But I will raise a glass to her and yours. And hope that that horrible, awful, horrendous song, get nuked into orbit.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 10, 2019 11:56 AM (r7Fvf)

245 The most depressing song I've ever heard in my entire life is Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Someday Never Comes."

I dare anyone who lost their dad at a young age to make it through that song without having a sudden allergy attack.

It's like Fogerty's looking into my soul. I can barely take it.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at December 10, 2019 11:56 AM (U7qMl)

246 I think later in the season they also start playing that g-dawful Spike
Jones "All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth". That one gets
muted as well, with extreme prejudice.

Posted by: Top.Man. at December 10, 2019 11:48 AM (h+0Ny)

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"I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" for the trifecta.


What? No "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer?" It's like I don't know you people anymore.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 10, 2019 11:56 AM (HaL55)

247 >>Threadwinner ... I think.


Sven would agree,

Posted by: garrett at December 10, 2019 11:57 AM (dHPnP)

248 They haven't groveled yet. The actress in the
Peloton ad has a new ad out for Ryan Reynolds' boutique gin company. He
decided to run with the idiot premise that the poor woman was abused by
her husband by receiving a peloton as a gift from the online whiners,
and has her sitting with two girlfriends in a bar, with martini glasses
in front of them. Actress looks totally spaced out, staring ahead, no
wedding ring on and then she says that the gin is really smooth. Then
proceeds to slam the entire glass down at once, while her girlfriends
look on with concern and mumble this is going to be a fun night. Actress
says to "new beginnings" right before she slams the drink, but does it
in a sad, depressed monotone.


Posted by: Jen the original at December 10, 2019 11:45 AM (I3OPu)


That commercial reminded me of this music video by Leningrad:

https://youtu.be/sM1LOMZjFJ4

Posted by: Kindltot at December 10, 2019 11:57 AM (1glZx)

249 Nobody mentioned 'The Pretty Little Dolly' in Christmas problem music?

Posted by: mustbequantum at December 10, 2019 11:57 AM (MIKMs)

250 They did a remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" a few years ago, LOL!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-w7jyVHocTk

Posted by: Lizzy at December 10, 2019 11:57 AM (bDqIh)

251 Worst Christmas song ever?

"I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus"

Posted by: Muldoon at December 10, 2019 11:57 AM (m45I2)

252 https://order-order.com/2019/12/10/buzzfeed-facing-struck-off/

It's Buzzfeed UK, not the American parent, but it's still enough to warm the heart.

Posted by: JEM at December 10, 2019 11:58 AM (8erNz)

253 "I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus"

The surprise anal otter of Christmas songs.

Posted by: eleven at December 10, 2019 11:58 AM (QLPEO)

254 Imagine the Department of Justice inspector general (IG) conducting a review of the Jeffrey Epstein case. It might read something like this: "While it is clear that Mr. Epstein abused minor girls, there is no documentary or testimonial evidence that he was motivated by a deviant sexual interest in those young girls."

Posted by: SMOD at December 10, 2019 11:59 AM (3aI0K)

255 Worst Christmas song ever?

"I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus"
Posted by: Muldoon at December 10, 2019 11:57 AM (m45

Thread winner

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 10, 2019 11:59 AM (oiW2a)

Posted by: eleven at December 10, 2019 11:59 AM (QLPEO)

257 Just saw on Insty that Chinese exports to the US are down 23%, which I'm gonna count as #Winning.

Trump's second term could conceivably see both the ChiComs and Iranian mullahs swinging from lampposts.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 10, 2019 11:59 AM (ZGrMX)

258 Generally, I hate Christmas Music.

But if I have to suffer through it, it's gonna be Vince Guaraldi and/or Ella Fitzgerald's Swingin' Christmas.

Hon. Mention to the Stax Soul XMas LP.

Posted by: garrett at December 10, 2019 11:59 AM (dHPnP)

259 No U

Posted by: eleven at December 10, 2019 11:59 AM (QLPEO)

260 >>Alone Again is the most depressing song.
"Brick" by Ben Folds

Posted by: Lizzy at December 10, 2019 11:59 AM (bDqIh)

261 Worst Christmas song ever?

"I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus"
Posted by: Muldoon at December 10, 2019 11:57 AM (m45I2)

********

H8er

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 10, 2019 11:59 AM (flINI)

262 Best Christmas song: "A Patrick Swayze Christmas."

Or, "Merry Christmas, If' That's All Right."

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Purveyor of Locally Sourced artisinal Hogwash at December 10, 2019 11:59 AM (xPJvm)

263 You know who else was not a fan of Christmas Shoes?

Posted by: Major Hochstetter at December 10, 2019 12:00 PM (XXaRO)

264 ...

11 Barrels Sloshing

...

Posted by: garrett at December 10, 2019 12:00 PM (dHPnP)

265 Worst Christmas song ever?

"I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus"
Posted by: Muldoon at December 10, 2019 11:57 AM (m45I2)
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That is indeed a bad one. I didn't get it when I was little, and I thought it was awful because I knew it wasn't right. Now that I get it, I think it's awful because it's stupid and it confuses little kids like Baby Bluebell.

Posted by: bluebell at December 10, 2019 12:00 PM (/669Q)

266 Yes! "Brick" is definitely a top 10 most depressing.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at December 10, 2019 12:00 PM (U7qMl)

267

Fox News is garbage.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 10, 2019 12:00 PM (Ki4SL)

268 States with a lot of homeless don't consider the effects of landlord/tenant law. Oregon likes to meddle in that relationship, including a new law restricting rent increases. They make it unprofitable to be a landlord, so the rental market dries up. CA and WA do the same thing, plus make it difficult to evict problem tenants.

Posted by: notsothoreau at December 10, 2019 12:00 PM (JKNZq)

269 Alone Again is the most depressing song.
"Brick" by Ben Folds



******

Ballad of Hollis Brown

Posted by: Muldoon at December 10, 2019 12:00 PM (m45I2)

270 Depressing songs? I give you Nine Inch Nails:

I still recall the taste of your tears.
Echoing in your voice just like the ringing in my ears.
My favorite dreams of you still wash ashore.
Scraping through my head 'till I don't want to sleep anymore.

You always were the one to show me how
Back then I couldn't do the things that I can do now.
This thing is slowly taking me apart.
Grey would be the color if I had a heart.

In this place it seems like such a shame.
Though it all looks different now,
I know it's still the same
Everywhere I look you're all I see.
Just a fading fucking reminder of who I used to be.

You make this all go away.
You make this all go away.
I'm down to just one thing.
And I'm starting to scare myself.
You make this all go away.
You make this all go away.
I just want something.
I just want something I can never have

Posted by: Insomniac at December 10, 2019 12:01 PM (NWiLs)

271 it's literally a parody but they're serious. it sounds like she's trying to stay and he's trying to get rid of her.

parody is dead and dems killed it...
Posted by: SturmToddler at December 10, 2019 11:47 AM (8D42x)

There was one of those a long time ago.

Red Skelton and some Blonde. He was trying to leave and she was trying to get him to stay.

So, actually, nothing new.

Posted by: Don Q at December 10, 2019 11:48 AM (NgKpN)

yeah, that was great. this is so cringy that i was torn between ripping the radio out of the dash or driving into a bridge pylon.

I mean they even included him saying "it's your body and your choice" as she's talking about leaving...

++++++++++++

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 10, 2019 11:47 AM

Didn't Kelly Clarkson whatever her name is from AGT do that?
I'll avoid that at all costs. I always laugh at all the Jewish artists Christmas albums. Uumm guys? Really?

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 10, 2019 11:52 AM (r7Fvf)


yup, that's the one. oh my god, i'm getting sick just THINKING about it...

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 10, 2019 12:01 PM (8D42x)

272 Police stop my car
Police stop my car
The police made me stop
Walk a straight line and blow a balloon up

They wanna wish me a sober Christmas
That's why they always pull me over Christmas
They say they're just making sure
That there's no open bottles in my car

Posted by: Roland THTG at December 10, 2019 12:01 PM (88+cf)

273 Both Michael Flynn and Carter Page's lawyers like the non-conclusion parts of the report, and OAN mentioned this morning that not only does it demolish Steele, it says that the CIA flat-out told the FBI the dossier was bullshit and the FBI ran with it anyway.

The LIVs will only hear from the media that it's a whitewash though.
Posted by: Ian S.


What it did was give anyone cover who might be charged by Barr or Durham.

"Your honor, my client is innocent. Even the government's IG found no criminality!"

Posted by: rickb223 at December 10, 2019 12:01 PM (BN/jk)

274 Alone Again is the most depressing song.
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Naturally.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at December 10, 2019 12:01 PM (3Z6pZ)

275 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 10, 2019 11:54 AM (I2dne)

Newest vehicle I currently own is a 2008, oldest is a 1993. Repair bills are more frequent than I'd like, but they pale into insignificance compared to $600-$900/month for years!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 10, 2019 12:02 PM (BiNEL)

276 YOU CANT SAY FATHER CHRISTMAS MOTHER FUCKER RAAWWK!

Posted by: Propaganda Parrot at December 10, 2019 12:02 PM (cAISq)

277 -
--
Alone Again is the most depressing song.
--
"Brick" by Ben Folds


Posted by: Lizzy at December 10, 2019 11:59 AM

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

The wedding march.

Posted by: irright at December 10, 2019 12:02 PM (pMGkg)

278 Beck's Sea Change. The whole thing.


For when a sad song just won't do the job.

Posted by: garrett at December 10, 2019 12:03 PM (dHPnP)

279 "Merry Christmas from the Family" by Robert Earl Keen is always worth listening to several times.

"Mom got drunk, and Dad got drunk
At our Christmas party . . ."

Posted by: Furious George at December 10, 2019 12:03 PM (9vQJW)

280 First thing I remember was askin' papa, "Why?",
For there were many things I didn't know.
And Daddy always smiled; took me by the hand,
Sayin', "Someday you'll understand."

Well, I'm here to tell you now each and ev'ry mother's son
You better learn it fast; you better learn it young,
'Cause, "Someday" Never Comes."

Well, time and tears went by and I collected dust,
For there were many things I didn't know.
When Daddy went away, he said, "Try to be a man,
And, Someday you'll understand."

Posted by: Guy Smiley at December 10, 2019 12:03 PM (U7qMl)

281 All of the "Alone Again" mentions had me momentarily confused--I found myself wondering why a Dokken song would be considered so profoundly sad when there was a great guitar solo baked in it.

Posted by: Crusader at December 10, 2019 12:03 PM (ewSN2)

282 What a joke it turned out to be
When I found out later, you see
That "Other Daddy" was our Santa Claus last night!

Posted by: Muldoon at December 10, 2019 12:03 PM (m45I2)

283
Argh, gotta run an errand. Search for "Operation Peashooter" for a declass overview of how we launched sub missiles. Wayback Machine has video, even.

Posted by: Gooshy at December 10, 2019 12:03 PM (2mB1O)

284 The best Christmas song is Amy Grant's Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song):

https://youtu.be/L8_475FKJWQ

Posted by: Sharkman at December 10, 2019 12:03 PM (fp3O8)

285 281 All of the "Alone Again" mentions had me momentarily confused--I found myself wondering why a Dokken song would be considered so profoundly sad when there was a great guitar solo baked in it.
Posted by: Crusader at December 10, 2019 12:03 PM (ewSN2)

George Lynch was badass.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 10, 2019 12:04 PM (NWiLs)

286 Newest vehicle I currently own is a 2008, oldest is a 1993. Repair bills are more frequent than I'd like, but they pale into insignificance compared to $600-$900/month for years!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar


*fistbump.
2007 Ranger
2010 Avenger

Posted by: rickb223 at December 10, 2019 12:04 PM (BN/jk)

287 Just saw on Insty that Chinese exports to the US are down 23%, which I'm gonna count as #Winning.



Trump's second term could conceivably see both the ChiComs and Iranian mullahs swinging from lampposts.


Posted by: Ian S. at December 10, 2019 11:59 AM

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China is about due for a meltdown. They typically have one every 50-75 years. The last one was the revolution in 1949 that installed the Communist government.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at December 10, 2019 12:05 PM (JUOKG)

288 I would be perfectly happy to get rid of 'Little Drummer Boy' in the Christmas playlists.

Posted by: mustbequantum at December 10, 2019 12:05 PM (MIKMs)

289 282 What a joke it turned out to be
When I found out later, you see
That "Other Daddy" was our Santa Claus last night!
Posted by: Muldoon at December 10, 2019 12:03 PM (m45I2)

Yeah, could never figure out why Mom slipped a few times and called him Paulo Clause!

Posted by: Don Q at December 10, 2019 12:06 PM (NgKpN)

290 Trent Reznor is my spirit guide.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 10, 2019 12:06 PM (NWiLs)

291 What it did was give anyone cover who might be charged by Barr or Durham.

"Your honor, my client is innocent. Even the government's IG found no criminality!"


Yes, because that would override all of the actual evidence in a real courtroom. Especially one that's increasingly likely by the week to have a Trump-appointed judge.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 10, 2019 12:06 PM (ZGrMX)

292 A Holiday Poem For My Ex

By Bitterous Von Clinger

As we strung up the garland
Hung lights upon the tree
An old ornament didst fill my head
With old memories of thee

The kids are so happy
Their chatter full of glee
The bourbon in the egg nog recalls to me
All the years spent with ye

One two gulps, three I took
As a warm glow washer over me
And the years flashed before my eyes
Wistfully, thought I, I'm finally free

The griping and complaining
Your constant nagging voice
But the judge would take half my paycheck
So I was trapped with no choice

You tilted the wine bottle a plenty
With your troop of "you go-girl" harpies
But my friends you ran off
My soul left black as ink from a Sharpie

Alas one day, the last foot fell
When you banged that guy from the gym
My testosterone boiled over
I found a good lawyer, and made employ of him

I spent months hiding money
Transferring to my family the deeds
And made plans for my exit
Filing my final divorce decrees

When you found out you shouted
"I'll own your paycheck"
But the kids stayed with daddy
And your life is a wreck

You went off the deep end
Got strung out on meth and coke
Your teeth are now missing
And all think you a joke

I found a younger woman
And moved on far from thee
She'll make me a sammich
And has 36 double Ds

So this Christmas is the best yet
Because I'm with somebody new
I'm hoisting my bourbon and eggnog
To being rid of you shrew!

Merry Christmas!




Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 10, 2019 12:07 PM (xxCXd)

293 Yes! "Brick" is definitely a top 10 most depressing.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at December 10, 2019 12:00 PM (U7qMl)

How many abortion songs are there?

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 10, 2019 12:07 PM (oiW2a)

294 >>Trent Reznor is my spirit guide.


I think I see the problem, here.

Posted by: garrett at December 10, 2019 12:08 PM (dHPnP)

295 Non-religious category:
1. The 12 frustrations of Christmas.

2. Run, run Rudolph


Posted by: Archer at December 10, 2019 12:08 PM (gmo/4)

296 Income taxes do change behavior. If you

Posted by: torabora at December 10, 2019 12:08 PM (hSXql)

297 While Carpenter was a whale of a singer, she was crappie on the drums

Posted by: REDACTED at December 10, 2019 12:09 PM (rpxSz)

298 I'll stick with traditional Christmas music. FBC Radio, pick a player upper right corner
http://www.fbcradio.org/listen/

The last 30 minutes or so:
Dec 10 - 12:04:17 From Jesse’s Stock Up-Springing 3:09
Dec 10 - 12:02:37 While by My Sheep 1:40
Dec 10 - 11:57:24 The Shepherds’ Farewell (from L’Enfance du Christ Op. 25) 5:15
Dec 10 - 11:55:54 Christians, Awake 1:27
Dec 10 - 11:52:44 What Child Is This? 3:10
Dec 10 - 11:51:50 Station ID 0:54
Dec 10 - 11:48:11 The Children’s Storytime Promo 0:56
Dec 10 - 11:46:38 God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen 1:31
Dec 10 - 11:44:16 Concerto from Cantata BWV. 142, Uns ist ein Kind geboren (Unto Us a Child is Born)/Chorale from Cantata BWV. 142, Uns ist ein Kind geboren (Unto Us a Child is Born) 2:22
Dec 10 - 11:42:51 A Child Is Born in Bethlehem 1:24
Dec 10 - 11:40:01 Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates 2:49
Dec 10 - 11:38:29 Coventry Carol

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 10, 2019 12:09 PM (CDGwz)

299 ""Your honor, my client is innocent. Even the government's IG found no criminality!"--Posted by: rickb223

The IG didn't "find" the smoking gun, but a real prosecution could produce the smoking gun. And video of Strzok saying he had an insurance policy (smoking gun) to fire in case Trump was elected. And it was fired .. it is still being fired.


The IG conclusion was that the gun was fired, but procedures were followed, or some BS. I'm not sure FIBs protecting their fellow FIBbers will carry more weight than real evidence, but sure, they can use it.


Who you gonna believe, the FIBbers or your own lying eyes?

Posted by: illiniwek at December 10, 2019 12:09 PM (Cus5s)

300 If I what!!!!????

Posted by: eleven at December 10, 2019 12:09 PM (QLPEO)

301 And Iran Iran so far awaaayyy..

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 10, 2019 12:09 PM (r7Fvf)

302 "We've Only Just Begun" was actually recorded for a commercial for a bank.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 10, 2019 12:09 PM (E+OcO)

303 Oh dear, Bitter Clinger. I hope all of that isn't true. I'm guessing that's a real song with some BC modifications, or else you're a heck of a songwriter on the fly.

Posted by: bluebell at December 10, 2019 12:09 PM (/669Q)

304 Holiday Poem For My Ex

By Bitterous Von Clinger

********

Woot!

**Flicks lighter**

**beatnik finger snap**

Posted by: Muldoon at December 10, 2019 12:09 PM (m45I2)

305 Yes, because that would override all of the actual evidence in a real
courtroom. Especially one that's increasingly likely by the week to
have a Trump-appointed judge.


Pine-scented Druid Philosopher St. James of Comey is already using the IG report for just that purpose.

Progs don't believe in evidence, or the law, or rules or anything like that. All they believe in is their power: how to get it and how to keep it. All other considerations are secondary.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 10, 2019 12:09 PM (HaL55)

306 "Hole in the River" by Crowded house is a sad song about suicide.

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

307 "Cash for Clunkers" was a deliberate attempt to make cars too expensive for working-class people, so they would be forced onto public transportation.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 10, 2019 11:35 AM (I2/tG)


THIS EXACTLY!

Posted by: Sooner at December 10, 2019 12:10 PM (Fs5vw)

308 China is about due for a meltdown. They typically
have one every 50-75 years. The last one was the revolution in 1949 that
installed the Communist government.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at December 10, 2019 12:05 PM (JUOKG)


every 20 years is what I heard. Still fits, the last big one was Tienamin square,

Posted by: Kindltot at December 10, 2019 12:11 PM (1glZx)

309 Yes, because that would override all of the actual evidence in a real

courtroom. Especially one that's increasingly likely by the week to

have a Trump-appointed judge.

Pine-scented Druid Philosopher St. James of Comey is already using the IG report for just that purpose.

Progs
don't believe in evidence, or the law, or rules or anything like that.
All they believe in is their power: how to get it and how to keep it.
All other considerations are secondary.





Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 10, 2019 12:09 PM

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He refused to talk to the IG. I wonder why?

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at December 10, 2019 12:11 PM (JUOKG)

310 worst Christmas special ever: OJ Simpson and Bruce Jenner Sports Spectacular.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 10, 2019 12:11 PM (r+sAi)

311 Nood.

Posted by: Linn Ridge at December 10, 2019 12:11 PM (ECrgQ)

312 That's a nice list, Mike Hammer. The kind of stuff I like too.

I have a playlist on Spotify that I made of Christmas music. It's about 12 hours long. Lots of traditional hymns, but also things from Crosby, Sinatra, Como, Doris Day, etc. And Vince Guaraldi sprinkled throughout. It keeps me happy all day.

Posted by: bluebell at December 10, 2019 12:11 PM (/669Q)

313
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 10, 2019 12:07 PM (xxCXd)

/Salute!

The BEST revenge is living well, and trading up.

Used to crack me up that at any Kid function that I took a girlfriend to, Ex's new Husband could not keep his eyes off whoever I was with.

Posted by: Don Q at December 10, 2019 12:12 PM (NgKpN)

314 Posted by: bluebell at December 10, 2019 12:09 PM (/669Q)

.....

Nope I'm just bored at work waiting on a customer to come in.

And it's not all true.

I've only got one kid and gf's is a 34 C.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 10, 2019 12:12 PM (xxCXd)

315 #296 get SS you keep first $17k of a job or so subject to income tax but after that you lose 2 for 1 of SS ...Plus you keep getting income taxes.

SS seems to be a kind of brake on economic activity.

Posted by: torabora at December 10, 2019 12:12 PM (hSXql)

316 222
217 A paid off car is worth about $400 to $800 extra cash each month that you hold them.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 10, 2019 11:50 AM (flINI)



Agree totally. My newest car is a 2010. If I need to spend $500 to
repair anything, I just say "well, that's just only a month's car
payment".

Posted by: Roy at December 10, 2019 11:52 AM (3Rpsr)

I paid mine off three years early about 18 months ago. Now each month I think "wow, that's another gun!" or "wow, another 1,000 rounds!".

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at December 10, 2019 12:12 PM (CQ3Qb)

317 I have an aunt who worked for the State Department and was all over the Middle East in the 70s, 80s, and up to the mid-nineties. My dad told me she used to refer to the Shites as "Shit-ites." Oddly enough she is now super left, corporate democrat.

Posted by: Augustine at December 10, 2019 12:12 PM (BDZWU)

318 The best Christmas song is Amy Grant's Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song):

https://youtu.be/L8_475FKJWQ

Posted by: Sharkman at December 10, 2019 12:03 PM


I was always partial to O, Holy Night, meself.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 10, 2019 12:12 PM (ejd/p)

319 He refused to talk to the IG. I wonder why?
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at December 10, 2019 12:11 PM (JUOKG)

He did not refuse to talk to the IG. He refused to get a temp renewel of his Security Clearance so the IG could as him about certain documents. Minimizing what the IG could actually ask him

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 10, 2019 12:13 PM (cEsBM)

320

Happy RamaHanuKwanzMas!

https://youtu.be/iCo5b-zZPaY

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 10, 2019 12:13 PM (aKsyK)

321 Your honor, my client did not have proper training. If anything, this shows a malevolent, intentional deficiency at the higher levels, up to and including the office of the president.

Posted by: Moron Robbie -It is illegal for an outsider to win the presidency at December 10, 2019 12:13 PM (vA0PB)

322 I know what Justin Am-ass is singing this Christmas: "all I want for Christmas is some relevancy"

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at December 10, 2019 12:13 PM (vPKfA)

323 I find it hard to take any song seriously that includes Karen Carpenter--I mean she had all of this emotion and sentiment but couldn't bother to support it with an occasional sandwich or a piece of cake?

I didn't used to be able to tolerate Nirvana for the same reason, but once I watched "Soaked in Bleach" and realized that Kurt Cobain was murdered it has been much easier to tolerate Nirvana's work.

Posted by: Crusader at December 10, 2019 12:13 PM (ewSN2)

324 The headline on msnbc says:

Dems give Trump trememdous boost on trade deal
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Everything is about Trump.

Everything.

Our Freedom depends on his destruction.

Ours in particular.

Posted by: FUSION GPS strikes again at December 10, 2019 12:13 PM (UCPCv)

325 He refused to talk to the IG. I wonder why?
Posted by: Mr. Scott


Because he's no longer a government employee.
He doesn't have to.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 10, 2019 12:14 PM (BN/jk)

326 I paid mine off three years early about 18 months ago. Now each month I think "wow, that's another gun!" or "wow, another 1,000 rounds!".

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at December 10, 2019 12:12 PM (CQ3Qb)

--

Keep making that car payment to yourself and then pay cash next time.

Posted by: Moron Robbie -It is illegal for an outsider to win the presidency at December 10, 2019 12:14 PM (vA0PB)

327
While Carpenter was a whale of a singer, she was crappie on the drums


She was a jazz drummer in a trio with her brother Richard before they hit it big. All their plans went out the window when a producer heard her sing.

Point being, pop drumming wasn't in her wheelhouse. It's a horse of a different color.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 10, 2019 12:14 PM (HaL55)

328 149
Karen Carpenter's Merry Christmas Darling is a good Christmas song.

was listening to that one just yesterday and realized that i had no idea how one darls and am, therefore, probably doing it wrong.

Posted by: Anachronda at December 10, 2019 12:15 PM (sGtp+)

329 To being rid of you shrew!

Merry Christmas!




Posted by: Bitter Clinger


*sniff*

Beautiful, man.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 10, 2019 12:16 PM (fp3O8)

330 Comey refused to talk to the IG to avoid getting unwanted statements on the record.

He wants to talk...but doesn't want to do time.

Posted by: torabora at December 10, 2019 12:16 PM (hSXql)

331 >>262 Best Christmas song: "A Patrick Swayze Christmas."

Or, "Merry Christmas, If' That's All Right."

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I'm a MOT and Santa Claus is part of my required viewing on XMAS day, before Die Hard. My new shiksa wife loves this tradition!

Posted by: astronaut achmed at December 10, 2019 12:16 PM (eJcTj)

332 Oh dear, Bitter Clinger. I hope all of that isn't true. I'm guessing that's a real song with some BC modifications, or else you're a heck of a songwriter on the fly.

Posted by: bluebell

I hope the 36DD's are true !

And spectacular !

Posted by: JT at December 10, 2019 12:17 PM (arJlL)

333 Keep making that car payment to yourself and then pay cash next time.

Posted by: Moron Robbie -It is illegal for an outsider to win the presidency at December 10, 2019 12:14 PM (vA0PB)

Saving it for a down payment on property when the bubble bursts next time.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at December 10, 2019 12:17 PM (CQ3Qb)

334 Ambassadors of Harmony, Do You Hear What I Hear

amazon.com/dp/B00BI49BX4

A 100 voice male a capella chorus that builds on each verse until the entire group is singing for the king.

It's incredible. Well worth the $1 or free with a slow shipping credit you forgot about.

Posted by: Moron Robbie -It is illegal for an outsider to win the presidency at December 10, 2019 12:19 PM (vA0PB)

335 Saving it for a down payment on property when the bubble bursts next time.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at December 10, 2019 12:17 PM (CQ3Qb)

-

Also not a bad plan.

Posted by: Moron Robbie -It is illegal for an outsider to win the presidency at December 10, 2019 12:20 PM (vA0PB)

336 China is about due for a meltdown. They typically have one every 50-75 years. The last one was the revolution in 1949 that installed the Communist government.
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We know we are due.

That's what the electronic hypersurveillance project is all about. Plus, putting all the uighers in concentration camps sends a pretty strong message to would be revolutionaries.

Posted by: Emporer XI the first at December 10, 2019 12:20 PM (J4shD)

337 Who you gonna believe, the FIBbers or your own lying eyes?

Posted by: Illiniwek

Unfortunately, you will not probably be on in that jury pool. Most folks believe the cops over anything else, and if the cops say nothing was done wrong here, then that is going to be a tough hurdle to get over. Case in point, there was a police shooting of an unarmed and innocent hotel patron in AZ a couple of years ago, that on tape showed conclusively that the police shot the man, prone on the ground with no weapon...the police got off scot-free at the subsequent trial for the shooting anyway. Just a mistake, you see...no malice or intent. Expect that attitude when or if Durham brings a case because the prosecution will - that's why they made a loud objection yesterday to this farce conclusion by the IG.

Posted by: Boswell at December 10, 2019 12:21 PM (32YRo)

338 "Just saw on Insty that Chinese exports to the US are down 23%, which I'm gonna count as #Winning."

sure, moving the right direction, now. Trade deficit was down 7.6% in October, but still higher than most of the Obama years even ... I guess due to wealth effect of the roaring stock market (which is still globalist, and still propped up with "easy money").


Deficit (not just trade) had been increasing under Trump even, the last few months are better ... "free money and unlimited spending are leading us to "communism" by proxy of monetary policy, imo. But it has to continue until it breaks, because "responsible cuts" mean losing elections.


Much of the burden is in interest on our massive debt ... we might as well do MMT, just print it, then we pay no interest. Since we can't quit spending, that is a better solution, the only one till something "breaks". DOW 36K ... Trump 2020 chant.

Posted by: illiniwek at December 10, 2019 12:23 PM (Cus5s)

339
The worst Christmas song of all time is "THE HANNUKAH SONG" in Iranian.

Posted by: saf at December 10, 2019 12:35 PM (5IHGB)

340 I think you must mean Saudi Arabia. You know, the country that is the source of the salafist theology that drives al Qaeda and ISIS, and that spends billions each year to spread that poison around the globe. Can't remember the last time Iran sent jihadists to the US to hijack planes or attack military bases. But since we're in bed with the Saudis, I guess Iran has to be the bad guy by default.

Posted by: kimoloka at December 10, 2019 01:26 PM (ZO1EW)

341 Always remember: The Democrat Party and its axis siblings in the Deep State want to kill ALL of you. Stat.

Posted by: Jonah Kyle at December 10, 2019 02:13 PM (SH7Tr)

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