The Morning Report - 2/25/20

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Good morning, kids. Tuesday and the race for the Democrat nomination is in the lead, with several interesting angles that are at once encouraging and frightening at the same time. Let's unpack it. First up, with openly in-your-face commie Bernie Sanders notching wins in the first three primaries, and the crucial South Carolina and 14-state Super Tuesday primaries on deck, the Democrat establishment is in absolute panic mode that they will be unable to stop him (DNC shenanigans with super-delegates and other cheating notwithstanding). How panicked are they? James Clyburn, chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus gave what some consider a key endorsement to Joe Biden, in an attempt to rally the black vote ahead of South Carolina. Considering the Biden campaign is about to flat-line, the endorsement seems idiotic on the face of it. Then again, with all due respect, back folks don't exactly cotton to homosexuals so Pete Puffer is a non-starter, Little Big Gulp Bloomberg's words and deeds as NYC mayor vis-a-vis stop and frisk and black youth as the cause of all crime are less than helpful, and absolutely no one likes Fauxca-Has-Been Warren, period. I guess Biden was it, but then again Clyburn could've just kept his mouth shut and not endorsed anyone. Not that that would have made a difference either.

Barring some sort of unforeseen events between now and the primaries, Sanders might find himself beyond even the ability of the DNC to steal it from him at a brokered convention. But that said, Bernie's inability or unwillingness to conceal who and what he is - an unreconstructed Communist - is causing him to say things that even the lowest of low-information voters is raising an eyebrow at. Case in point are his comments on 60 Minutes praising Cuba's "literacy program," which if one asks escapees from that island gulag is nothing more than coerced propaganda and brainwashing. Florida Democrat Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, a South American immigrant herself, ripped the old coot a new one:

"As the first South American immigrant member of Congress who proudly represents thousands of Cuban Americans, I find Senator Bernie Sanders' comments on Castro's Cuba absolutely unacceptable... "The Castro regime murdered and jailed dissidents, and caused unspeakable harm to too many South Florida families... "To this day, it remains an authoritarian regime that oppresses its people, subverts the free press, and stifles a free society."

Smelling blood in the water, as well as good polling news in South Carolina, Tom "Styrene" Steyer pounced:

"...I don't think it's appropriate to look at a dictator in Cuba who's been there for 60 years, who has really done a terrible job for the Cuban people, who's an autocrat who's never allowed dissent or elections and who has done exactly - he's had the government own the economy and people are hungry and he's been a cruel controller of the country... I don't think it's appropriate to be giving him a lot of compliments."

Of course, Little Big Gulp himself got in on the act:

"Fidel Castro left a dark legacy of forced labor camps, religious repression, widespread poverty, firing squads, and the murder of thousands of his own people. But sure, Bernie. Let's talk about his literacy program."

But ol' Bolshie Bernie wasn't just going to lie there and get curb-stomped, so he defended himself by belching up this little gem:

"I happen to believe in democracy, not authoritarianism. But you know, you can take China as another example. China is an authoritarian country becoming more and more authoritarian. But can anyone deny, I mean the facts are clear, that they have taken more people out of extreme poverty than any country in history. Do I get criticized because I say that? That's the truth. So that is a fact. End of discussion."

Wow. Just effing wow. I like that "end of discussion" bit. You know who else said "end of discussion" many, many times? Meh, why does this shock me? We've been hearing this bilge from him and his fellow travelers for nigh on 100 years. Bernie is nothing if not consistent. In one way, I respect the guy because at least he is honest about who he is and what he believes. Oh, don't get me wrong; his views are the most utterly abhorrent, absolute lies and distortions of the worst kind about the most evil, murderous, destructive political force in history (along with its kissing cousin Islam), as well as the concomitant trashing of America, Americanism, free market capitalism and post-Scottish enlightenment civilization. But now that he's got his distended geriatric scrotum caught in a vice, of course he's going to double down, because if he tried to backtrack, he'd risk losing his base of true believers and he'd be finished.

A few observations vis a vis the above spat about Cuba, the Chi-Coms and the wages of Socialism. First, where's Michael "Tubby Riefenstahl" Moore, or Sean Penn, Danny Glover or Harry Belafonte? Considering that collectively they are the official government house organ of Cuba, their silence about the attacks on Castro and the Revolution (spit) is rather telling. Surely the man who gave us Sicko which praised to the hilt Cuba's healthcare system by damning ours would like to weigh in (no pun) and defend Sanders. Crickets.

Second, and more crucially, if you did not know who was ripping Sanders, you'd swear it was Ronald Reagan or Rush Limbaugh. Funny how Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, an immigrant from Ecuador, can so eloquently and accurately lay into Sanders yet is oddly silent about Obama's normalization of relations with the Castros while posing in front of that giant statue of Che Guevara, a cruel, mass-murdering, homophobic racist. Not that anyone has bothered to ask her about that. Then there's Styrene Steyer who waxes so eloquently about the evils of communist Cuba and it's command and control economy; the guy who made his fortune by swindling the government out of green energy subsidies while openly advocating for the destruction of our economy by killing the petrochemical industry. And then there's Little Big Gulp Bloomberg, who absolutely flayed Sanders during the Las Vegas debate about his love of communism and rank hypocrisy of his own lifestyle. Too bad about his own raging hypocrisy involving Communist China, where he has massive business dealings, and his doing everything in his power to squelch any and all criticism of that country. Yes, Xi Jinping has to take care of the citizens lest he be voted out of office.

Third, and most importantly, all of this Democrat-Media Complex trashing of communism and socialism as a means of destroying Bernie is truly a thing of beauty to behold. It's an indicator that despite 50 years of brainwashing in our schools, most people reject socialism/communism and that to openly run a national campaign as a champion of those systems is political suicide. Also, despite the Dems' protestations about the aforementioned, they have been the driving force of trying to "fundamentally transform" America into a socialist nation since at least 1913 and perhaps earlier. It's just that they were able to nuance and message Medicare, Medicaid, the Great Society, the EPA, Hope and Change and all the rest as somehow in keeping with the Constitution and the American ideal, while trashing those who opposed them as racists and reactionaries. The coming of Trump, which was a reaction/rejection to/of Obama, has engendered not a Democrat-Left period of self-examination and introspection but the attempt to destroy him. In that effort, they created a monster in the ascendancy of Bernie Sanders. So now they have to openly attack and dismantle everything in their political philosophy and agenda they have striven for for over 100 years to take out Bernie Sanders, ironically that agenda's biggest, loudest champion.

That is going to leave a mark for a very long time to come. The last thing the Democrats wanted was a showdown and stark contrast between a pro-American free market Donald Trump and an aged, loud, rumpled old bull Bolshevik. Beyond the optics of each man is the optics of their achievements and what they represent. The former with a revitalized nation, economy and spirit, the latter... Cuba, Venezuela and Communism.

For that I am grateful and optimistic. But the fly in the ointment to all of this is the fact that there are still so many people gullible and ignorant enough about history and the world - thanks, academia - to actually listen to the likes of Sanders, Toothy McBigTits AOC and their fellow travelers and pull the lever for their own extermination. Perhaps the ultimate showdown between Trump and Sanders will be a gigantic first step in setting things right. We shall see. But for now, I'm happy to listen to Democrats sound like the second coming of Joe McCarthy and William F. Buckley and make the heads of all the little campus commies and aging hippies heads explode.

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1 Good morning, horde!

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at February 25, 2020 07:52 AM (muI26)

2 Corgis called.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at February 25, 2020 07:52 AM (muI26)

3 Happy Martes Gras

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 25, 2020 07:53 AM (JFO2v)

4 Happy Birthday, J.J.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 25, 2020 07:53 AM (tT0V4)

5 Is America totally misogynist or are we willing to empower Amy Klobacher to punch Mayor Petey in the face tonight?

Posted by: Ohio Republican Party at February 25, 2020 07:54 AM (NVYyb)

6 Top 10

Posted by: iandeal at February 25, 2020 07:54 AM (vgGyZ)

7 Dead Party Walking.

A house divided agajnst itself cannot stand,
said some guy.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 25, 2020 07:54 AM (dJ7SO)

8 Thanks, JJ.


I'm former Navy and former Nuke
Posted by: Vic at February 25, 2020 06:40 AM (mpXpK)

High hive. Gotta support the team.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at February 25, 2020 07:54 AM (1CjJc)

9 I refuse to be willowed:

Everyone should go and read bernies new web page, How does bernie pay for his promises.....It's a hoot with gems like this one:

"Generating $6.4 trillion in revenue from the wholesale of energy

produced by the regional Power Marketing Administrations. This revenue

will be collected from 2023-2035, and after 2035 electricity will be

virtually free, aside from operations and maintenance costs."

That's some serious underpants gnome math right there.




Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at February 25, 2020 07:54 AM

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at February 25, 2020 07:55 AM (JUOKG)

10 Is America totally misogynist or are we willing to empower Amy Klobacher to punch Mayor Petey in the face tonight?


I'm down with that.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 25, 2020 07:55 AM (oVJmc)

11 It's Fat Tuesday, which is Michael Moore's national holiday and Lena Dunham's national hobby, and JJS is on the scene and representin'.

After all, it's his birthday.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 25, 2020 07:55 AM (3OCHC)

12 Iran is number two in coronavirus deaths? Been hanging around in the Wuhan Virology lab?

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 25, 2020 07:55 AM (NVYyb)

13 High five, stupid autocucumber.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at February 25, 2020 07:55 AM (1CjJc)

14 Boker tov morons and thanks JJ.

Stories about courts "flipping" are like stories about homelessness.

They are only stories when Republicans are in office.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 25, 2020 07:55 AM (EZebt)

15 Moronin', Hourde!

Posted by: Hans O'Lo at February 25, 2020 07:55 AM (u7pQw)

16 'Morning, horde. Happy Mardi Gras!

Posted by: Shoeless Guy at February 25, 2020 07:55 AM (p+/iO)

17 Every day more and more people leave the left. They don't necessarily become conservatives, but the leftist army continues to shrink as the left gets leftier.

Posted by: iandeal at February 25, 2020 07:56 AM (vgGyZ)

18 12 Iran is number two in coronavirus deaths? Been hanging around in the Wuhan Virology lab?
Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 25, 2020 07:55 AM (NVYyb)

Bullet is cheaper than quarantine and treatment.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at February 25, 2020 07:56 AM (1CjJc)

19 Saw that a bunch of Twitter lefties were claiming that the Cuban diaspora now wants to return to their Communist Paradise.

I have my doubts.

Posted by: Allie at February 25, 2020 07:56 AM (UnA8+)

20 Hiya Hordeniks.

Top 20ish. Will take.

Happy Fat Tuesday, go getcha Paczkis.

Posted by: Boxx Culvert, Man on a Mission at February 25, 2020 07:57 AM (wmfhQ)

21 If Bernie wanted to praise literacy, he could praise, oh, I don't know, maybe.... America?

Posted by: josephistan at February 25, 2020 07:58 AM (Izzlo)

22
g'mornin' again, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 25, 2020 07:58 AM (ceIDk)

23 Good morning, horde!
Great press conference with Trump from India an hour ago.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 25, 2020 07:58 AM (bDqIh)

24 China didn't lift all those people out of poverty.

Nixon opened China to the West, and China began copying us like mad.

So, uh, give credit where credit is due.

Frankly, I wish Nixon hadn't done it. Been nothing but trouble for us ever since.

Posted by: Lost In Space at February 25, 2020 07:58 AM (Kpbco)

25 So a Korean Air cabin crew member has tested positive for Coronavirus?

Could explain the future vector route into Dulles

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 25, 2020 07:59 AM (tT0V4)

26 18 12 Iran is number two in coronavirus deaths? Been hanging around in the Wuhan Virology lab?


Their cure is to throw them off buildings.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 25, 2020 07:59 AM (oVJmc)

27 I'm going to channel a little PJ O'Rourke.

The VAST majority of human history has been one of tyranny. A small group of people claiming the right to rule over the masses, with that right handed down via heredity.

It was only 200 years ago that some people said ENOUGH. WE have the right to rule ourselves, not some twit in a robe and a crown, and certainly not some Slav wannabe in a cheap suit sitting in a dacha directing a vast bureaucracy.

And yet the socialists and communists are all out there clamoring for a revolution. Guess what, tarts? We ARE the revolution. WE are the ones pushing back against unreasoning power over us, dedicated absolutely and unswervingly toward the proposition that ALL are created equal and ALL have unalienable rights.

And THAT is more revolutionary than anything you'll find in the Communist Manifesto.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at February 25, 2020 08:00 AM (ZBQFH)

28 Julie Kelly today made a good point about Never Trumpers being on their Walk of Shame. Made me realize that they are now hearing "There was never any 'us'. You threw yourself at me, so I took it. But it was just an easy lay. And you're not even hot."

If they weren't such dickheads, I might feel sorry for them. But like the death of Little Nell, it would take a heart of stone to contemplate it without laughter.

Posted by: Eeyore at February 25, 2020 08:00 AM (ZbwAu)

29 >>I mean the facts are clear, that they have taken more people out of extreme poverty than any country in history.

You know how Bernie acolyte AOC likes to say billionaires should not exist?Check out China's billionaires. At that point when they've 'made enough money' (h/t Obama), they die, mysteriously.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 25, 2020 08:00 AM (bDqIh)

30 Good morning folks-

... praising Cuba's "literacy program,"


*********


No bread? Let them devour books.

/Things Marie Antoinette might have said

Posted by: Muldoon at February 25, 2020 08:01 AM (m45I2)

31 Is America totally misogynist or are we willing to empower Amy Klobacher to punch Mayor Petey in the face tonight?


I'm down with that.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 25, 2020 07:55 AM (oVJmc)


Make him shave her legs all the way up.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 25, 2020 08:01 AM (y7DUB)

32 Tom Steyer Unloads On Bernie Sanders: Socialism Never Worked

From the Steyers website

Universal health care must be a right

Our government must ensure that all Americans have the right to a free, quality, public education that begins at preschool and provides the skills and training required to succeed in a 21st-century economy.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 25, 2020 08:01 AM (JFO2v)

33 So Bernie Sanders is actually getting these idiots to denounce Cuba finally. Gee weren't they all celebrating Obama dealing with Cuba not that long ago? And Steyer even admitting that they don't have elections even though I remember a Cuban apologist claiming once that they do hold elections.

Posted by: Buzzion at February 25, 2020 08:02 AM (G2zl5)

34 Idiot on twitter claimed he knew several cuban families who sent their kids back to cuba for med school b/c it is FREE! Yeah, right. Good way to get a useless degree since cuba docs cant pass exams here & in SA to be license. Their education is woefully backward.

Posted by: MHK at February 25, 2020 08:02 AM (iQIUe)

35 945 Can Bernie balance a checkbook? I don't think he can.
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Neither can his wife. She bankrupted a little business college by taking out multi-million-dollar loans (which she got by lying about donations and pledges) to purchase some choice waterfront property that the school had no need for, and couldn't afford by any stretch of the imagination. And Bernie defended her gross incompetence and dishonesty, because he's as stupid and corrupt as she is. But as long as the lefty rubes keep forking over their money to Bernie and Jane, the Sanderses won't have to worry about balancing their personal checkbooks.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 25, 2020 08:02 AM (k4dH2)

36 Screw the NeverTrumps. Best Buy is hiring.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 25, 2020 08:02 AM (NVYyb)

37 It has been my feeling since Bloomberg jumped in that there was a good chance of a Bloomberg/ Steyer ticket. It is pukeworthy.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at February 25, 2020 08:02 AM (CLteG)

38
I'm still shocked that there are no reported cases in Mexico

there is an enormous amount of traffic between mainland China & Mexico in my industry alone

curious

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 25, 2020 08:02 AM (ceIDk)

39 Bernie will win a majority of delegates on Super Tuesday, because of how the 15% rule works

Eg if the most recent poll in CA holds Bernie will get 80% of its delegates

This is because Bernie is well over 15%, and the others aren't, because it's a divided field made more so by Bloomberg jumping in, a $500mm Own Goal

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 25, 2020 08:03 AM (dJ7SO)

40 nixon was a train wreck. he would have been a moderate democrat today. epa, osha, china, etc.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 25, 2020 08:03 AM (KP5rU)

41 From JJ's link, which I appreciate:


The Supreme Court announced Monday that
it will hear a case regarding a discriminatory policy in Philadelphia
that barred a Catholic foster care agency from placing children with new
parents.


They better not screw this up.

Posted by: grammie winger at February 25, 2020 08:03 AM (lwiT4)

42 G'mornin' Horde !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at February 25, 2020 08:03 AM (zlgJP)

43 China didn't lift all those people out of poverty.


The Chinese were lifted out of poverty?
These are the people working for $3/day.

Doesn't sound like they're out of poverty.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 25, 2020 08:04 AM (oVJmc)

44 Saw that a bunch of Twitter lefties were claiming that the Cuban diaspora now wants to return to their Communist Paradise.



I have my doubts.

Posted by: Allie at February 25, 2020 07:56 AM (UnA8+)

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Haha! Sure. If Miami were to empty back into Cuba, the island would have hotels, models and rappers in restaurants and casinos going late into the night twenty minutes later. The twitter lefties are so 20th century.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 25, 2020 08:04 AM (NVYyb)

45 hiya

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2020 08:04 AM (arJlL)

46 "Their cure is to throw them off buildings."

Sometimes, the old ways are best.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 25, 2020 08:04 AM (tT0V4)

47 Morning Horde,

Wondering who my fellow Virginians will be voting for next week. Are we doing operation Chaos?

Posted by: spypeach at February 25, 2020 08:04 AM (7R8A2)

48 "I happen to believe in democracy, not authoritarianism....

End of discussion."

Hmm. Interesting juxtaposition.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 25, 2020 08:04 AM (H8QX8)

49 If Stalin had built the autobahns, we'd be hearing about that as part of the "nuance".

Posted by: Eeyore at February 25, 2020 08:05 AM (ZbwAu)

50 >>>That's some serious underpants gnome math right there.

For the cheap seats, that's promised nationalization of US power industries. Bernie is a gold mine for Trump.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at February 25, 2020 08:05 AM (1CjJc)

51 And Steyer even admitting that they don't have elections even though I remember a Cuban apologist claiming once that they do hold elections.
_____________

Like all good totalitarian states, they do hold elections.

It's just that there is only ever one candidate on the ballots.

The state helpfully makes the choice for you, peasant, because you're too stupid to know what's best for you!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 25, 2020 08:05 AM (k4dH2)

52 So glad Trump is calling on RBG and Sotomayor to recuse themselves. Time to fight back, not do the typical GOP doormat thing.

Alinsky#4 mo'fos.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 25, 2020 08:05 AM (bDqIh)

53 Klobuchar to Buttjuice: Look at it! I said Look at it! *grabs him by the ears* Behold my vagina in all its glory! Now, lick it!

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at February 25, 2020 08:05 AM (CLteG)

54 nixon was a train wreck. he would have been a moderate democrat today. epa, osha, china, etc.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 25, 2020 08:03 AM (KP5rU)


Don't forget wage and price controls. Nothing says RINO free markets like centralized control.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 25, 2020 08:05 AM (y7DUB)

55 >>>Posted by: AltonJackson at February 25, 2020 08:02 AM (ceIDk)
===========

Like us, the Mexicans probably aren't testing so they really do not know.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 25, 2020 08:05 AM (NVYyb)

56 Bernie is the Id of the democrat party. There really is no moral conscience to balance it out. I want, I want, I want.

Posted by: no good deed at February 25, 2020 08:06 AM (MmFTx)

57 One of these democrats needs to start quoting Humberto Fontova on Castro and Che. But of course that will never happen.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 25, 2020 08:06 AM (H8QX8)

58 Spypeach, I'm voting for Sanders, and will tell the campaign volunteers outside the polling place exactly why.

If there are any - not much enthusiasm here in Virginia for the primary. I've only seen one sign, and that was for Yang two weeks ago. Only one Bernie tshirt a couple of days ago.

Interesting. I bet turnout is dismal.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at February 25, 2020 08:06 AM (ZBQFH)

59 The MSM are the worst on these foreign trips,


Because these tiny little apparatchiks get to peep and peck at The Colossus on the world stage asking their ridiculously loaded and biased questions.



I remember during Obama's reign that if one of the press members got out of line and actually asked a relevant, prohibitive or difficult question of shit midas, the other presstitutes would hector the misbehaving press member.


Now they give themselves awards for things that are provable lies.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 25, 2020 08:06 AM (syrZF)

60 Bernie also seems to have missed the Chicoms propping themselves up with capitalism for the last 30 years or so.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 25, 2020 08:07 AM (oVJmc)

61 Bernie is not going to survive a serious media scrutiny. Even the leftwing media won't be able to save him. He's always been a know nothing 60s radical gadfly that leftists patted on the head and took his vote. They never dreamed he would someday by the face of the party.

If he becomes the nominee Democrats are completely boned.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 25, 2020 08:07 AM (ZLI7S)

62 54: oh yeah, i totally forgot those. he was a pandering fool. still, the press hated him. dumbass.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 25, 2020 08:07 AM (KP5rU)

63 57 One of these democrats needs to start quoting Humberto Fontova on Castro and Che. But of course that will never happen.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 25, 2020 08:06 AM (H8QX


I usually see his byline on Frontpage Mag. I expect he'll weigh in on Bernie in the next day or so.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 25, 2020 08:08 AM (zBaqJ)

64 Interesting. I bet turnout is dismal.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at February 25, 2020 08:06 AM (ZBQFH)

I think we will be voting for Bernie as well. I agree about the turnout.

Posted by: spypeach at February 25, 2020 08:08 AM (7R8A2)

65 Barring some sort of unforeseen events between now and the primaries,
Sanders might find himself beyond even the ability of the DNC to steal
it from him at a brokered convention.


I'm starting to think this is true. Explains their rising panic.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 25, 2020 08:08 AM (NVYyb)

66 The Rebranding of Socialism as "Democratic Socialism"
______

What rebranding? They usually called themselves "Peoples' Democratic Republics". As Don Lemon said, it's right there in the name. (So you know it must be true.)

Posted by: Eeyore at February 25, 2020 08:08 AM (ZbwAu)

67 52 So glad Trump is calling on RBG and Sotomayor to recuse themselves. Time to fight back, not do the typical GOP doormat thing.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 25, 2020 08:05 AM (bDqIh)

Absolutely right. It's a degradation of justice and of the Supreme Court to say what she said.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 25, 2020 08:08 AM (H8QX8)

68 They better not screw this up.
Posted by: grammie winger

Grammie hath spoken !

Hiya Grammie !

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2020 08:09 AM (arJlL)

69 I'm still shocked that there are no reported cases in Mexico

there is an enormous amount of traffic between mainland China & Mexico in my industry alone

curious
_______________

They've probably just decided not to report them, because it might discourage tourism, which they need for the $$.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 25, 2020 08:09 AM (k4dH2)

70 37% of Maryland Democrats would rather vote for a socialist who MAY defeat Trump in the general election, than support a Democratic candidate who shares their own political views.


Makes 'Love Trumps Hate" ring kinda hollow, yes?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 25, 2020 08:09 AM (tT0V4)

71 I still don't understand why Americans (of all people) would even listen to European philosophies on how to run a government.

Posted by: Case at February 25, 2020 08:10 AM (tWAkG)

72 Bernie this time around, AOC next time--a much more attractive left wing idiot than the septuagenarian old white dude screaming at the top of his lungs like a crazy neighbor to get off his lawn. All of these lefties taking down Bernie will rally to her like flies to sh*t.

Posted by: iandeal at February 25, 2020 08:10 AM (vgGyZ)

73 Hiya JT!

Posted by: grammie winger at February 25, 2020 08:10 AM (lwiT4)

74 grammie!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 25, 2020 08:10 AM (KP5rU)

75 Wondering who my fellow Virginians will be voting for next week. Are we doing operation Chaos?
Posted by: spypeach


Zod thinks Bloomy.

My original plan was to vote Bernie. Seemed comical, maybe that's a bad idea now.

Maybe Bootygig? Idk.

Posted by: dagny at February 25, 2020 08:10 AM (nRWPy)

76 @61. Media scrutiny is too late. They used all the air time to shit on Trump

Bernie will always get 25% or more and in a divided field that means he'll get a majority of delegates or a commanding plurality. This will be clear in a week

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 25, 2020 08:10 AM (dJ7SO)

77 Report: Officials Deny Russia Meddling to Support Trump - "The Intelligence Doesn't Say That"; NY Times, CNN Forced to Admit Deep State Leak "Misleading
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So which will it be? Should we pounce, or seize?

Posted by: Eeyore at February 25, 2020 08:11 AM (ZbwAu)

78 curious



Be careful. Don't summon her.

Posted by: grammie winger at February 25, 2020 08:11 AM (lwiT4)

79 "The Democrats said what about communism?"

Perfect phrasing. They'll either rally together, and fail, or slap out at Bernie, and fail.

Posted by: m at February 25, 2020 08:11 AM (KXX3K)

80 Ilhan Omar
I am,

Bro fucker

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 25, 2020 08:11 AM (JFO2v)

81 Bernie is a great guy and I hope he gets the nomination. Mini Mike and Styrene are the true enemies.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at February 25, 2020 08:11 AM (CLteG)

82 Mornin Horde

Apparently the Russians want Bernie to win also
(go figure !)

WSJ: Facebook investigating strange pro-Bernie posts
https://tinyurl.com/s85c7uk





Posted by: McCool at February 25, 2020 08:11 AM (lWCRE)

83 Sundown Joe had a big day yesterday, saying at one point he was glad to be in North Carolina and at another point mentioning how honored he was to be running for the United States Senate.

His family should just let him rest in his rocking chair and give him the large print TV guide.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 25, 2020 08:11 AM (NVYyb)

84
Be careful. Don't summon her.

Posted by: grammie winger at February 25, 2020 08:11 AM


I know, right?

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 25, 2020 08:12 AM (hx3Q8)

85 chavez! We were supposed to get 7 inches of snow. It went way south. I am a happy gal this morning.

Posted by: grammie winger at February 25, 2020 08:12 AM (lwiT4)

86 In case people here don't already know Babalublog, which is on communism's case and has been for years:

https://babalublog.com

Posted by: m at February 25, 2020 08:13 AM (KXX3K)

87 71 That should be the common refrain of all smart Americans.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at February 25, 2020 08:13 AM (CLteG)

88 I wonder if it would help or hurt Bernie if he went full commie, just threw caution to the wind and let his freak flag fly.

What he's going to do is try, I think, the old ruse of tacking back toward the center and get into bed with the oligarchs (after he wins nomination).

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 25, 2020 08:13 AM (H8QX8)

89 Old joke from the Cold War: A Cuban teacher asks his class "What is the biggest country in the world?" A boy answers "Cuba. Her capital is in Russia, her people are in Miami and her graveyards are in Angola"

Posted by: josephistan at February 25, 2020 08:13 AM (Izzlo)

90 We noticed that at this week's farmers' market, the Warren signs from last week are gone replaced with Bloomberg signs.

I met with a Supervisor yesterday, and staff in his office were wearing Bernie buttons.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 25, 2020 08:13 AM (EZebt)

91 Bernie will always get 25% or more and in a divided
field that means he'll get a majority of delegates or a commanding
plurality. This will be clear in a week



Posted by: Ignoramus at February 25, 2020 08:10 AM

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Yep, that's the way it is looking. They literally have a week left to try and stop him.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at February 25, 2020 08:14 AM (JUOKG)

92 The Left Dumps Never-Trumpj
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That's the one I was referring to. Didn't think to check for the title, just Julie's name. Good stuff.

Posted by: Eeyore at February 25, 2020 08:14 AM (ZbwAu)

93 Wondering who my fellow Virginians will be voting for next week. Are we doing operation Chaos?

Posted by: spypeach at February 25, 2020 08:04 AM (7R8A2)


You'll never find a more contrary group of individualists than at the HQ; hell, we've even got conflicting trolls.

You'll Chaos, or you won't. Much depends on the R primary ballot choices, and your personal preference for Dem carnage.

All I ask is that you do your personal best to FUCK the Dems up.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 25, 2020 08:14 AM (3OCHC)

94 Bernie is not going to survive a serious media scrutiny. Even the leftwing media won't be able to save him. He's always been a know nothing 60s radical gadfly that leftists patted on the head and took his vote. They never dreamed he would someday by the face of the party.

If he becomes the nominee Democrats are completely boned.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 25, 2020 08:07 AM (ZLI7S)
************
Unless the Dems/MSM scrub everything negative about him and prop him up as something he isn't.
People including the NeverTrumpers might just embrace Bernie because of their hatred for Trump.

Posted by: redridinghood at February 25, 2020 08:14 AM (wiXsO)

95 Well, I guess accusing us of "red-baiting" is right out.

Posted by: attila the thrilla at February 25, 2020 08:14 AM (w7KSn)

96 85: saw that you missed it. that's always a good thing. it is starting to look and smell like spring here. a sudden bird infestation is always welcome too.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 25, 2020 08:14 AM (KP5rU)

97 oh yeah, i totally forgot those. he was a pandering fool. still, the press hated him. dumbass.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 25, 2020 08:07 AM (KP5rU)


The press hated him because he went after Saint Delano's little commie fuck apparatchik, Alger Hiss, for spying for the Soviets. He was eventually convicted but never got his deserved Rosenberg hot seat.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 25, 2020 08:14 AM (y7DUB)

98 'Joe Biden wants to put gun makers out of business. He can run on that in 2024...'

IF Joe B is on this side of the green grass in 2024 he will be running for Bed Pan Warden at the local 'retirement ' home.

Posted by: Voter theater. at February 25, 2020 08:14 AM (xXx5y)

99 88 I wonder if it would help or hurt Bernie if he went full commie, just threw caution to the wind and let his freak flag fly.

What he's going to do is try, I think, the old ruse of tacking back toward the center and get into bed with the oligarchs (after he wins nomination).
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 25, 2020 08:13 AM (H8QX

I don't think Bernie has the energy to be Stalin.

However, he would have his Bernie Bros to attempt to enforce his will, I guess.

Free Shit Zombies are gonna Free Shit Zombie, regardless.

Posted by: Allie at February 25, 2020 08:14 AM (UnA8+)

100 A truly frightening tale from Amherst.


I once read a description of Amherst, Mass as "The Village of the Damned" meets "The Stepford Wives".

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 25, 2020 08:15 AM (vN4+Q)

101 The top pic- William F. Buckley jr.- David Frye did an impression of him (and others)

Always liked David Frye !

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2020 08:15 AM (arJlL)

102 Absolutely right. It's a degradation of justice and of the Supreme Court to say what she said.
_________________

It's an ethical violation for a judge to be making public statements that show their bias against a party to litigation. Judges, indeed all lawyers, are ethically bound to avoid "even the appearance of impropriety." It is clearly improper for a judge to be publicly castigating a party to a lawsuit before her court. Yet both Ginsburg and Sotomayor have done this repeatedly with Trump, expressing contempt for him both personally, and for his administration's policies. It is improper, injudicious, and unseemly, and Trump is right to call them out on it.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 25, 2020 08:16 AM (k4dH2)

103 People including the NeverTrumpers might just embrace Bernie because of their hatred for Trump.

Posted by: redridinghood at February 25, 2020 08:14 AM (wiXsO)



Imagine wanting America to go down the communism route, just because you have a personal problem with one man.

Posted by: grammie winger at February 25, 2020 08:16 AM (lwiT4)

104 Good morning y'all!

Posted by: tbodie at February 25, 2020 08:17 AM (V0CWC)

105 Posted by: WitchDoktor


I saw an Amy! sign, which was immediately taken down by the nanny city.

We've had a Warren scary old fat lib come by and a Bernie Bro. (My son is 25 and saving for a downpayment so they think he's a dem. They keep missing him. Next one I hope he's home for. He makes me look lefty and he's less kind).

His girlfriend of 6 years is a lib, mostly because of the gay brother, and he says her family just isn't voting.

Posted by: dagny at February 25, 2020 08:17 AM (nRWPy)

106 Reading Mitt's self-deprecation in Germany is entertaining. And entirely true.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 25, 2020 08:17 AM (NVYyb)

107 100 A truly frightening tale from Amherst.


I once read a description of Amherst, Mass as "The Village of the Damned" meets "The Stepford Wives".
Posted by: Puddleglum at February 25, 2020 08:15 AM (vN4+Q)


"Horror Hotel." Hammer horror flick from 1960.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 25, 2020 08:18 AM (zBaqJ)

108 @65

Don't worry, if the Deep State wants to solve the Bernie situation they will solve the Bernie situation.


He's already had a heart attack, be a shame if he had a fatal one.


They can get Epstein's medical examiner to make that determination.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 25, 2020 08:18 AM (syrZF)

109 Don't underestimate Bernie, or the media's capacity to turn him into something he isn't. We need to define him early and clearly and not expect media to do it. Once he's the nominee, they're all-in.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 25, 2020 08:19 AM (H8QX8)

110 Imagine wanting America to go down the communism route, just because you have a personal problem with one man.



But Trump responded to mean people by being mean back!!!

Posted by: dagny at February 25, 2020 08:19 AM (nRWPy)

111 >>Unless the Dems/MSM scrub everything negative about him and prop him up as something he isn't.
People including the NeverTrumpers might just embrace Bernie because of their hatred for Trump.

Bernie's problem isn't that he will attract new, ignorant young people who don't know his background. His problem is that far too many of the Democrat base already know exactly who he is and won't vote for him no matter what.. He's been in DC for decades and there is no way to erase his record.

His policies are insane and completely unrealistic and scare the crap out of the real Democrat base, Wall Street. Even Bloomberg and Steyer are trashing socialism. Trump would hammer Bernie into a mud puddle.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 25, 2020 08:19 AM (ZLI7S)

112 It's an ethical violation for a judge to be making public statements that show their bias against a party to litigation. Judges, indeed all lawyers, are ethically bound to avoid "even the appearance of impropriety." It is clearly improper for a judge to be publicly castigating a party to a lawsuit before her court. Yet both Ginsburg and Sotomayor have done this repeatedly with Trump, expressing contempt for him both personally, and for his administration's policies. It is improper, injudicious, and unseemly, and Trump is right to call them out on it.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 25, 2020 08:16 AM (k4dH2)


I hope you're not holding your breath for Traitor Roberts to say or do one fucking thing about this.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 25, 2020 08:19 AM (y7DUB)

113 "Imagine wanting America to go down the communism route, just because you have a personal problem with one man. "

This....

This is what I was trying today with the latest Maryland poll results.

Many Maryland Democrats have shown a willingness to vote for a candidate (Assumed to ne Breadline Bernie) who's political views are not in alignment with their own, provided the candidate has the greatest chance of defeating Trump.

Party over Country...

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 25, 2020 08:20 AM (tT0V4)

114 Don't get complacent. Commies cheat.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 25, 2020 08:20 AM (oVJmc)

115 I'm going to be shopping for a newer used car soon, and was considering the Kia Forte. Anyone in the Horde drive a later model Forte?

Posted by: josephistan at February 25, 2020 08:21 AM (Izzlo)

116
Like us, the Mexicans probably aren't testing so they really do not know.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 25, 2020 08:05 AM


I heard on the radio this morning that there have only been 500-ish people tested for the virus in the entire US

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 25, 2020 08:21 AM (hx3Q8)

117 >>"I happen to believe in democracy, not authoritarianism. . . "

"Sanders, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, called opioid manufacturers "criminal." . . has said he wants to use the Sherman Antitrust Act, a federal statute
that outlaws monopolistic business behavior, to prosecute CEOs who lead
allegedly anti-competitive companies."
- - - - -
@BernieSanders
Fossil fuel executives should be criminally prosecuted for the destruction they have knowingly caused.#GreenNewDeal

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He also wants to prosecute/jail Boeing execs.

How very NOT authoritarian to announce all the businesses you'll destroy with the Sherman Antitrust Act and CEOs you'll arrest once elected.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 25, 2020 08:21 AM (bDqIh)

118 Tonight, after months on the trail saying Trump is worse than Hitler, the other candidates will pivot to say that Bernie is. Everyone but Hekawi Liz who will keep hitting her Bloomberg money tree

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 25, 2020 08:22 AM (dJ7SO)

119 Bernie also seems to have missed the Chicoms propping themselves up with capitalism for the last 30 years or so.


BJ Cliton had a lot to do with that. I wonder how much he and Her Heinous made from that deal (the abortion of NAFTA) that put millions of formerly-upwardly-mobile Americans out of work permanently?


Which also robbed the Pubbies of the financial support of those aforementioned, now-funemployed Americans. It was a brilliantly satanic move.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy's new band is called The Swinging Epsteins at February 25, 2020 08:22 AM (HaL55)

120 Morning Horde. Getting kinda skeeved out over this Cap'n Trips candidate

Posted by: zeera BMGG - Books Make Great Gifts! at February 25, 2020 08:22 AM (X+a7J)

121
People are more likely to die from bullets or beheadings in Mexico than the coronavirus.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 25, 2020 08:22 AM (zBaqJ)

122 115: friends have a later model forte. runs great. the only issue, rust never sleeps. like all cars today. mechanically, trouble free.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 25, 2020 08:23 AM (KP5rU)

123 Great to see the mask is completely off, and Obama's lawyer Kathryn Ruemmler is now defending Marc Elias and Perkins Coie in the Carter Page lawsuit. Maybe now we can start getting to the core of who led the coup sttempt.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 25, 2020 08:23 AM (NVYyb)

124 I hope you're not holding your breath for Traitor Roberts to say or do one fucking thing about this.
______________

Certainly not. He has shown himself to be a spineless fraud, and no one who has paid any attention to his conduct over the past several years expects anything but more useless whimpering and pandering from him.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 25, 2020 08:24 AM (k4dH2)

125 I've met Cuban doctors. Very competent and friendly. And they told me then under tyranny, you have to learn how to "play the game." Even and especially if you secretly want them dead. That stuck with me.

Anyways, watching the Dems flush decades of their Cuba policy down the toilet just to own the libs is absolutely wonderful. Next thing you know they'll attack Obamacare.

Posted by: trev006 at February 25, 2020 08:24 AM (Xchqw)

126 Imagine wanting America to go down the communism route, just because you have a personal problem with one man.
Posted by: grammie winger at February 25, 2020 08:16 AM (lwiT4)
**************
Just look at former conservative Tea Party leader, Joe Walsh. He is fully embracing Bernie and it's all because of TDS. It's really quite frightening.

Posted by: redridinghood at February 25, 2020 08:24 AM (wiXsO)

127 Daniel Greenfield on the Left's attempt to destroy Richard Grenell. He's a true swamp-drainer so naturally crickets from Big Homo when one of theirs is attacked. Meh, he can't be an authentic homosexual because he's not a Leftist. Duh!

Someone in the ONT linked a Newsmax article about RINO Susan Collins being against Grenell. A day ending in Y.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 25, 2020 08:24 AM (y7DUB)

128 Just took a spin through Bernie web page. Much more detailed and lengthy that what most candidates typically put out there, and far more insane. Lists and lists of new program, laws, taxes commissions, agencies, regulations,and corporations/industries be targeted, group to be rewarded etc. Just 10% of them if ever implemented would bankrupt us and transform us into a progressive SJW dictatorship.

No Bernie and his followers are not authoritarian. They are out and out absolute power seeking tyrants that would be in your face 24/7.

Posted by: Ripley at February 25, 2020 08:25 AM (MxEKc)

129 Pleh. Wanna go back to bed, not go to work.

Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at February 25, 2020 08:25 AM (CUU+W)

130 Whatever. May they all kill each other.

By the way. Never underestimate a motivated , fanatical enemy. I don't think Bernie will be as easy to beat as some people are opining. That's just my experience.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at February 25, 2020 08:25 AM (rLZe7)

131 Childish Logic: NY Times Argues Against Adult Justice for Tessa Majors' Alleged Killers
________

Aside from the obvious objections to such arguments for rehabilitation (C S Lewis made the best written ones), I also wonder about those who make them, just why they think they actually know how to make it work. When I was younger the looney doctors were full of confidence. But does anyone believe that now?

I remember a study was done of psychiatrists who worked with convicts. It found that their secretaries had a better record of predicting recidivism than the shrinks themselves.

Posted by: Eeyore at February 25, 2020 08:25 AM (ZbwAu)

132 'Baboon escapes vasectomy op at testing lab and flees with two female monkeys'

I am the NightRider!!

Posted by: the baboon at February 25, 2020 08:26 AM (evK/T)

133 Joe Biden can't even take down his shorts without help.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 25, 2020 08:26 AM (VpIIl)

134 Inside every Bernie Bro is a Che struggling to get out, rape people, and then shoot them in the skull while laughing like a sick boy.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 25, 2020 08:26 AM (k7lPP)

135
Just look at former conservative Tea Party leader, Joe Walsh. He is fully embracing Bernie and it's all because of TDS. It's really quite frightening.



A lot of those Tea Party leaders were really just herding us for the Establishment. Walsh seems to be upset that we're not stayingin formation any more...

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 25, 2020 08:27 AM (oVJmc)

136 Lists and lists of new program, laws, taxes commissions, agencies, regulations,and corporations/industries be targeted, group to be rewarded etc. Just 10% of them if ever implemented would bankrupt us and transform us into a progressive SJW dictatorship.
____________________

Open borders and "free" college, medical care, housing, food, whatever, for everybody!

What could possibly go wrong?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 25, 2020 08:27 AM (k4dH2)

137 How Trump can Save Rural Health Care

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"At issue are the federal matching funds Washington, D.C. provides to the states for the entitlement program -- a policy that has unintentionally led to the states ballooning their Medicaid budgets, thereby costing the federal government a considerable amount of money. "

Seems to me this author is merely debating the notion of states' discretion in allocating funds for Medicaid while ignoring the fact that it is not D.C. that provides the matching funds and it doesn't cost the federal government a considerable amount-- it is the taxpayers of the other 49 states that bear the cost.

The end result has been a tremendous expansion of Medicaid, using the lure of OSM (*Other States' Money), while Medicaid pays pennies on the dollar to providers and rural hospitals. This (larger percentage of patients on Medicaid and the attendant lower per-patient reimbursements) is a bigger reason for the decline and closure of rural facilities.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 25, 2020 08:28 AM (m45I2)

138 I heard on the radio this morning that there have only been 500-ish people tested for the virus in the entire US

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 25, 2020 08:21 AM (hx3Q

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https://tinyurl.com/udatk8x

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 25, 2020 08:28 AM (NVYyb)

139 Alright, I know MS is the butt of many a joke, but this heah is brag worthy:

Eight elected officials announce party switch, join Mississippi Republican Party

They are calling this 'The Bernie Sanders Effect'.

Okay, so it's me calling it that. You can quote me.

https://tinyurl.com/w3a68ro

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 25, 2020 08:29 AM (3OCHC)

140 and after 2035 electricity will be
virtually free, aside from operations and maintenance costs."

--

Hey Bernie, it already is, those are the costs that electricity consumers pay now.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at February 25, 2020 08:29 AM (YslsA)

141
Bernie.... they said there would be no MATH.

Posted by: saf at February 25, 2020 08:29 AM (5IHGB)

142 Bernie isn't going to be the nominee.


Bernie is a con-man using his Bernie Bros to put himself in position for a payoff.

He's going to use 'health reasons' to bow out and endorse whomever pays him to bow out due to 'health reasons'.

Or the Dem Party Bosses will cause some real 'health problems' for him.

Posted by: davidt at February 25, 2020 08:29 AM (l3+k2)

143 I dunno. It feels like Mini-Mike is reaching media saturation. He can keep flushing that money, but its not going to change any more minds.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 25, 2020 08:29 AM (VpIIl)

144 130 Whatever. May they all kill each other.

By the way. Never underestimate a motivated , fanatical enemy. I don't think Bernie will be as easy to beat as some people are opining. That's just my experience.
Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at February 25, 2020 08:25 AM (rLZe7)

I'm never going to get the whole "Oh, NOBODY will vote for him!" line of thinking.

Communism just doesn't disgust people away the way it really should anymore.

Way too many "I'll take Communism over Mean Tweets!" people out there.

Posted by: Allie at February 25, 2020 08:30 AM (UnA8+)

145 142 Bernie isn't going to be the nominee.

Bernie is a con-man using his Bernie Bros to put himself in position for a payoff.

He's going to use 'health reasons' to bow out and endorse whomever pays him to bow out due to 'health reasons'.

Or the Dem Party Bosses will cause some real 'health problems' for him.
Posted by: davidt at February 25, 2020 08:29 AM (l3+k2)

Then, who is?

Posted by: m at February 25, 2020 08:30 AM (KXX3K)

146 Eight elected officials announce party switch, join Mississippi Republican Party


They know that with Bernie, down-ticket Dems will go nowhere.

Posted by: grammie winger at February 25, 2020 08:30 AM (lwiT4)

147 I am not fond of the process is the punishment, but if Greyhound doesn't want to allow law enforcement on the bus, then they need to get the full TSA treatment. Sacrifice some of their limited seating areas in every depot to make room for the TSA personnel and facilities. Full disembarkment at every stop to allow for searches. Secure, locked and monitored facilities for all vehicles at all times Security checkpoints for all passengers between the stations and their locked up buses.

Posted by: Captain Yid at February 25, 2020 08:30 AM (xgpfE)

148 bernie is a rabble rouser. all he knows. he doesn't want a steady job like being prezznit. he just likes to stir shit. he's just raising hell, biding his time, and waiting for his payoff. he will get his payoff. if milwaukee burns to the ground in the process,so be it. i don't think he'll live that long.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 25, 2020 08:31 AM (KP5rU)

149 When I was in Los Angeles in 2016 the official Bernie street posters cited one of his goals as "the annihilation of the Republican Party."

Those undercover videos with Bernie field managers talking about gulags etc. wasn't just whistling Dixie.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 25, 2020 08:31 AM (H8QX8)

150 I noticed something yesterday on my way home from work.

There are almost no campaign signs out.

I took notice again this morning. I saw about 10 Tulsi signs, one Buttigieg sign, one Bernie sign, and...that was it.

I drive one of the busiest roads in Charleston, SC for about five miles as well as a stretch of interstate and some of the busiest intersections, and I saw about a dozen signs total.

This is absurdly low compared to my experiences in 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018. Hell, even Mark Sanford's special election had more sign presence from this, and we are four days out from the primary.

Four days.

So, to get signs out for a campaign you need three things. Signs, volunteers, and organization to get those signs into the hands of the volunteers. Signs are usually line item number 2 for campaigns, right after ad buys. It's just one of the earliest things you do. So, assuming they all have signs, what's happening?

I think it's volunteers. They don't have any. No one's willing to go out and deal with putting up signs. There's no enthusiasm.

Yeah, this is SC, but it's one of the bluest parts of SC. We have a Democratic representative in the House for God's sake, and there's no sign presence.

I think Democrats are fucked. Like, really fucked.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 25, 2020 08:31 AM (q80AH)

151 Childish Logic: NY Times Argues Against Adult Justice for Tessa Majors' Alleged Killers


Those killers are predatory animals. They aren't going to develop consciences because bureaucrat reads them a few pamphlets.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 25, 2020 08:31 AM (oVJmc)

152 OMG so much content!

Looking back to 2015, when then citizen DJT rode that escalator to throw his hat in the ring, I knew he had the moxie to win it all. I had no idea he would be as conservative as he is, but I knew he was our best chance against the corrupt lying scum on the other side.

That his opponent this time around is an out and proud communist is something I still can't quite grok, I mean we really have been at war with communism forever.

Posted by: Boots at February 25, 2020 08:31 AM (oGBso)

153 Oh, and I confirmed with my coworker who comes to work from another direction. There are virtually no signs in the usual spots for him either.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 25, 2020 08:32 AM (q80AH)

154 I heard a distant tv commercial say that Bloomberg had saved NYC after 9/11.

Are they only advertising to the retarded?

Posted by: dagny at February 25, 2020 08:32 AM (nRWPy)

155 "Open borders and "free" college, medical care, housing, food, whatever, for everybody!



What could possibly go wrong?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer"

In Bernie's world there would be no incentive to work since most of everything important is free anyway. And every incentive to not work since most of your pay is taken away. Why would anybody think something like that would last be very pleasant after more than a few months, if that?

Posted by: Ripley at February 25, 2020 08:32 AM (MxEKc)

156 Way too many "I'll take Communism over Mean Tweets!" people out there.
Posted by: Allie at February 25, 2020 08:30 AM (UnA8+)

Quite true.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 25, 2020 08:32 AM (H8QX8)

157 Just took a spin through Bernie web page. Much more detailed and lengthy that what most candidates typically put out there, and far more insane. Lists and lists of new program, laws, taxes commissions, agencies, regulations,and corporations/industries be targeted, group to be rewarded etc. Just 10% of them if ever implemented would bankrupt us and transform us into a progressive SJW dictatorship.

No Bernie and his followers are not authoritarian. They are out and out absolute power seeking tyrants that would be in your face 24/7.
Posted by: Ripley


"Here's the deal. We say how much $$$ it's going to raise or save just because we said so.

Doesn't matter that people will alter their behavior so they aren't taxed as much. We still say we will raise xxx amount of $$$."


IOW, they have no grasp on reality.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2020 08:32 AM (Xr3y2)

158 It will be Sanders' turn in the barrel at the next debate. If he can successfully defend it, he gets the nom. If he cannot, the billionaire will get it.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at February 25, 2020 08:33 AM (CLteG)

159 Bernie will take it right through the seat of his trousers if the DNC screws him. He's a useful idiot and will try to rouse his forces around a chair if that's the nominee.

But I don't think his supporters will do that. If something doesn't pass the sniff test they're going to sit this one out.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at February 25, 2020 08:33 AM (rLZe7)

160 Just look at former conservative Tea Party leader, Joe Walsh. He is fully embracing Bernie and it's all because of TDS. It's really quite frightening.


A lot of those Tea Party leaders were really just herding us for the Establishment. Walsh seems to be upset that we're not stayingin formation any more...
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 25, 2020 08:27 AM (oVJmc)


Lots of things about the Tea Party and how they were treated or behaved are why we got the Golden Scalpweasel.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 25, 2020 08:33 AM (y7DUB)

161 Our blue loony left city has banned signs from public spaces, but you'd think you'd still see private property signs.

But do private property owners put out primary signs?

Posted by: dagny at February 25, 2020 08:34 AM (nRWPy)

162 :So, to get signs out for a campaign you need three things. Signs,
volunteers, and organization to get those signs into the hands of the
volunteers. Signs are usually line item number 2 for campaigns, right
after ad buys"


There should be a govt. program to get those signs out. One that is sustainable, equitable and free of racism and bigotry.

Posted by: Ripley at February 25, 2020 08:34 AM (MxEKc)

163 GnuBreed, you should see the Democrat run Jackson government under mayors Chokwe Lubumba and now his son Chokwe Lumbumba Jr.

They conned the voters into a bond issue to fix the aging water infrastructure but to sweeten the pot as it were by broadening what the bond would pay for.

So it passes. They hire Siemens to tackle the water billing. Smart meters and all that. But the smart meters start reporting some outrageous water usage and people are seeing giant water bills.

Si the city takes Siemens to court. Now seven years later Mayor Jr shoots his mouth off that of the $90 million settlement, $30 million will go to lawyers plus takes pot-shots at Siemens.

So Siemens takes umbrage at his characterization of them and then drops the $90 million hammer on him by stating the settlement is not finalized.

So stay tuned.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 25, 2020 08:35 AM (k7lPP)

164 Antemeridian greetings, y'all. I got nothin'.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 25, 2020 08:35 AM (NWiLs)

165 158 It will be Sanders' turn in the barrel at the next debate. If he can successfully defend it, he gets the nom. If he cannot, the billionaire will get it.
Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at February 25, 2020 08:33 AM (CLteG)

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They won't go after him seriously.

Going after Bernie is going after the most engaged of the base.

Going after him personally is of limited use.

Going after him for policy won't work because they all agree on policy (with meaningless variations).

No, no one is going to touch Bernie in any significant way.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 25, 2020 08:35 AM (q80AH)

166 Re Weinstein. How do you forcibly perform oral sex on a woman. That must be a neat trick. If you tried that on Most women I know, your head would be crushed like a melon or impaled with a lip liner.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at February 25, 2020 08:35 AM (rLZe7)

167 We have an expert on the subject. Let's ask him. Barack Hussein Obama. He's the only president while in office to meet with Fidel, for sleepovers at the military dictator's palace, no less.

He lied about it, naturally, and said he only met with Raul. But he's lying. He knows it, the Press Corpse knows it, the (other) Commies know it.

C'mon, Barry; let your freak flag fly! Let's see the film. You know you want to. Be Proud, My Bolshevik Brutha! Don't leave Comrade Sanders out there twisting slowly, slowly in the wind.

#ReleaseThePhotos!

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at February 25, 2020 08:36 AM (Ndje9)

168 I dunno. It feels like Mini-Mike is reaching media saturation. He can keep flushing that money, but its not going to change any more minds.
Posted by: Marcus T at February 25, 2020 08:29 AM (VpIIl)


His whole candidacy seems like watching a mockumentary.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 25, 2020 08:36 AM (y7DUB)

169 150 I noticed something yesterday on my way home from work.

There are almost no campaign signs out.

I took notice again this morning. I saw about 10 Tulsi signs, one Buttigieg sign, one Bernie sign, and...that was it.

I drive one of the busiest roads in Charleston, SC for about five miles as well as a stretch of interstate and some of the busiest intersections, and I saw about a dozen signs total.

This is absurdly low compared to my experiences in 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018. Hell, even Mark Sanford's special election had more sign presence from this, and we are four days out from the primary.

Four days.

So, to get signs out for a campaign you need three things. Signs, volunteers, and organization to get those signs into the hands of the volunteers. Signs are usually line item number 2 for campaigns, right after ad buys. It's just one of the earliest things you do. So, assuming they all have signs, what's happening?

I think it's volunteers. They don't have any. No one's willing to go out and deal with putting up signs. There's no enthusiasm.

Yeah, this is SC, but it's one of the bluest parts of SC. We have a Democratic representative in the House for God's sake, and there's no sign presence.

I think Democrats are fucked. Like, really fucked.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 25, 2020 08:31 AM (q80AH)

Driving my mom to her doctor's appointment last night in the Philly suburbs, we drove by a house with red Christmas lights arranged to spell out MAGA 2020. It was glorious.

Posted by: josephistan at February 25, 2020 08:36 AM (Izzlo)

170 168 I dunno. It feels like Mini-Mike is reaching media saturation. He can keep flushing that money, but its not going to change any more minds.
Posted by: Marcus T at February 25, 2020 08:29 AM (VpIIl)

His whole candidacy seems like watching a mockumentary.
Posted by: Captain Hate at February 25, 2020 08:36 AM (y7DUB)

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It's an experiment by academics to test how much money can actually buy in politics.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 25, 2020 08:36 AM (q80AH)

171 "But do private property owners put out primary signs?"


They do here.

And of the few there are, they all for Breadline Bernie

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 25, 2020 08:37 AM (tT0V4)

172 Avoid the barrel, Sanders might be in there.

Posted by: klaftern at February 25, 2020 08:37 AM (RuIsu)

173 Sanders . .
If he becomes the nominee Democrats are completely boned.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 25, 2020 08:07 AM (ZLI7S)


The issue will be: who does he pick as VP? Warren? Hectoring will drive people away.


Abrams? Does she want to tie her political future wagon to a 2020 drubbing?


Kamala? See Abrams.


if Hillary is right, who wants to work with Bernie?


Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at February 25, 2020 08:37 AM (Ozpxd)

174 JJ, do you think China and Italy have both shut down their economies and committed economic suicide regarding productivity for this year because they want to tank the US stock market?

Anyway, for a dissenting view, I suggest checking at Chicagoboyz:

https://chicagoboyz.net/archives/61803.html

The US isn't testing for the disease on a large enough scale to even tell if it's here, when apparently the entire Italy outbreak started with a patient from Iran who hadn't even been to China. The CDC is being willfully incompetent and when their house of cards collapses they're going to blame Trump.

We need to not be idiots about this.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at February 25, 2020 08:37 AM (dwojT)

175 173 Sanders . .
If he becomes the nominee Democrats are completely boned.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 25, 2020 08:07 AM (ZLI7S)


The issue will be: who does he pick as VP? Warren? Hectoring will drive people away.


Abrams? Does she want to tie her political future wagon to a 2020 drubbing?


Kamala? See Abrams.


if Hillary is right, who wants to work with Bernie?


Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at February 25, 2020 08:37 AM (Ozpxd)

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VP picks never drive voters beyond the margins.

No VP pick will save or sink him.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 25, 2020 08:37 AM (q80AH)

176 126:Just look at former conservative Tea Party leader, Joe Walsh. He is fully embracing Bernie and it's all because of TDS. It's really quite frightening.
Posted by: redridinghood



Walsh was never a "conservative Tea Party" type. He's a grifter. Embracing Bernie is just the next con, that's all.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 25, 2020 08:38 AM (vN4+Q)

177 Bernie will pick Bloomberg as running mate, so Bloomberg can hand over the rest of his money in the name of the state.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at February 25, 2020 08:38 AM (YslsA)

178 146 They know that with Bernie, down-ticket Dems will go nowhere.

Posted by: grammie winger at February 25, 2020 08:30 AM (lwiT4)


Except for this one little problem with your theory -- Our state wide elections, such as for gubner and state congresscritters, are held in odd years.

These 8 switcher-folk ain't on the ballot this year.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 25, 2020 08:38 AM (3OCHC)

179 >>The issue will be: who does he pick as VP?

My early money is on Abrams. She's certainly radical enough and as VP she can always pretend it wasn't her that was rejected it was Bernie and she hits the right diversity requirements for the left.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 25, 2020 08:39 AM (ZLI7S)

180 VP picks never drive voters beyond the margins.



I think Pence brought a lot of then-cautious voters to Trump 2016.

Posted by: grammie winger at February 25, 2020 08:39 AM (lwiT4)

181
Communism = people lined up for bread.


Capitalism = bread lined up for people.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy's new band is called The Swinging Epsteins at February 25, 2020 08:40 AM (HaL55)

182 Way too many "I'll take Communism over Mean Tweets!" people out there.
Posted by: Allie at February 25, 2020 08:30 AM (UnA8+)

Quite true.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 25, 2020 08:32 AM (H8QX
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Exactly. I think we are giving people too much credit when we think they will vote against socialism and communism.

Posted by: redridinghood at February 25, 2020 08:40 AM (wiXsO)

183 "Bernie will pick Bloomberg as running mate, so Bloomberg can hand over the rest of his money in the name of the state."

Boy, that's The Weather Machine ticket, if there ever was one...

Posted by: Marcus T at February 25, 2020 08:40 AM (VpIIl)

184 Mini-Mike thinks he is Bullworth, he ain't even Urkel in this clown show.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 25, 2020 08:40 AM (k7lPP)

185 These 8 switcher-folk ain't on the ballot this year.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 25, 2020 08:38 AM (3OCHC)



Ahh. Did not know. Thanks!

Posted by: grammie winger at February 25, 2020 08:40 AM (lwiT4)

186 180 VP picks never drive voters beyond the margins.



I think Pence brought a lot of then-cautious voters to Trump 2016.
Posted by: grammie winger at February 25, 2020 08:39 AM (lwiT4)

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At the margins, I'm sure, but I don't think it swung anything.

I did some low level statistical analysis of VP picks and the results from their home states, and there was never any statistically significant movement because of them.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 25, 2020 08:40 AM (q80AH)

187 >>>VP picks never drive voters beyond the margins.


One exception would be Cheney in 2000.

Posted by: davidt at February 25, 2020 08:40 AM (l3+k2)

188 mini mike is the muskrat love of this campaign. that song forced me to shoot a tv back then.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 25, 2020 08:40 AM (KP5rU)

189
Hi JJ,

You're Photoshop savvy.

How's about a picture with Mini Mike's head on Minnie Mouse's body?

With mouse ears, but of course!

There's a ton of them floating around with her skipping, etc, that would just be perfect.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 25, 2020 08:40 AM (z0XD8)

190 A house divided agajnst itself cannot stand,
said some guy.
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 25, 2020 07:54 AM (dJ7SO)

Pretty sure it was Michael Scott.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at February 25, 2020 08:40 AM (nNEcr)

191 174 Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at February 25, 2020 08:37 AM (dwojT)


I didn't say I believe it or don't believe it. I merely present an alternative view to the conventional wisdom.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 25, 2020 08:41 AM (zBaqJ)

192 The issue will be: who does he pick as VP? Warren? Hectoring will drive people away.


But Warren is running for vp. Her post Nevada speech indicates that.

Posted by: dagny at February 25, 2020 08:41 AM (nRWPy)

193 Maybe Bernie will pick Allepo Johnson as his VP

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 25, 2020 08:41 AM (k7lPP)

194
VP picks never drive voters beyond the margins.

One exception would be Cheney in 2000.

Posted by: davidt at February 25, 2020 08:40 AM


hello!?!?!

I'm right here...

Posted by: Sarah Palin at February 25, 2020 08:42 AM (hx3Q8)

195 Was really hoping for a nice, quiet work day.

User put her PC to sleep in the middle of a Windows update.

Oy.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 25, 2020 08:42 AM (19g6/)

196 194
hello!?!?!

I'm right here...
Posted by: Sarah Palin at February 25, 2020 08:42 AM (hx3Q

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The race that McCain lost?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 25, 2020 08:42 AM (q80AH)

197 103 People including the NeverTrumpers might just embrace Bernie because of their hatred for Trump.

Posted by: redridinghood at February 25, 2020 08:14 AM (wiXsO)



Imagine wanting America to go down the communism route, just because you have a personal problem with one man.
Posted by: grammie winger at February 25, 2020 08:16 AM (lwiT4)

It is not just one man. It is the US. No doubt in my mind that about 100 million people here really really do not like the USA. They live in misery and contempt for most Americans trying to make things better. They do not want better. They want a mediocre, small, tribal life that removes their responsibilities.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 25, 2020 08:42 AM (JFO2v)

198 The US isn't testing for the disease on a large enough scale to even tell if it's here, when apparently the entire Italy outbreak started with a patient from Iran who hadn't even been to China. The CDC is being willfully incompetent and when their house of cards collapses they're going to blame Trump.

We need to not be idiots about this.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at February 25, 2020 08:37 AM (dwojT)

You give far too much credit to them. They are incompetent, but there is no actual organized plan to be. These are scientists who value diversity and fighting climate change.

Posted by: Roy at February 25, 2020 08:43 AM (SUJyY)

199 Morning Horde - thank you J.J. for all the linkage.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 25, 2020 08:43 AM (Y4EXg)

200 165 TJM I will buy you a shot of Macallan 25 if you are correct.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at February 25, 2020 08:44 AM (CLteG)

201 Re Weinstein. How do you forcibly perform oral sex on a woman. That must be a neat trick. If you tried that on Most women I know, your head would be crushed like a melon or impaled with a lip liner.
Posted by: Hesco Gypsy


Woman: Don't! Stop! Oh! Don't. Stop. Oh! Don't stop. Don't stop. Don't stop. Oh! Don't stop don't stop don't stopdon'tstopdon'tstopdon'tstopdon'tstop

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2020 08:44 AM (Xr3y2)

202 The people saying Bernie will never win haven't watched some of the people speaking at his rally's. A lot of these people are full blown free shit fanatics. They have zero care for any traditional or American values. This is the real burn it down crowd.

I've seen this shit before in insurgencies and the people who write them off as a threat usually regret it. You need to have a full blown political COON strategy, and I don't think people like Romney-MCDaniel even comprehend that.

Instead of you're licking your chops at this match up, you should be loading magazines. IMVHO

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at February 25, 2020 08:44 AM (rLZe7)

203 I agree that the story of the Jewish student at Amherst is totally horrifying. It is a literal horror story.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 25, 2020 08:44 AM (H8QX8)

204 Just saw a video report on Mardi gras .

And damn it if they didn't have one of those big floats go by.


And EVERY one of the twenty or so people on it were in the biggest black-face I have ever seen.

I mean.......BAM....in your face blackest of skin, with whitest of mouth, classic blackface.

And I'm like.....WTF?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 25, 2020 08:44 AM (tT0V4)

205
Am i the only one who thinks Tom Steyer looks like he's missing a chromosome or two?

Posted by: naturalfake at February 25, 2020 08:45 AM (z0XD8)

206 151 Childish Logic: NY Times Argues Against Adult Justice for Tessa Majors' Alleged Killers


Those killers are predatory animals. They aren't going to develop consciences because bureaucrat reads them a few pamphlets.
_____________________

Yep, that Times article was absurd. Yes, there is some evidence that teenage brains are not as fully developed as adult brains, and that teens therefore tend to be more impulsive and reckless.

But there is also evidence that psychopathy (or Antisocial Personality Disorder, per the DSM), which can't be cured with any amount of rehabilitation, starts to show up early in life, and one of the first indicators is the willingness to do things like viciously attacking other people.

And since we can't know whether these particular killers are budding psychopaths, or just troubled teens, until we have had the chance to closely observe their behavior for many years, it's best not to risk letting them loose to murder other innocent people.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 25, 2020 08:45 AM (k4dH2)

207 Re Weinstein. How do you forcibly perform oral sex on a woman. That must be a neat trick. If you tried that on Most women I know, your head would be crushed like a melon or impaled with a lip liner.
Posted by: Hesco Gypsy


At first, it's just oral sex. The forcible part happens after you don't get that huge acting role that you expected.

Posted by: Roy at February 25, 2020 08:45 AM (SUJyY)

208 You give far too much credit to them. They are incompetent, but there is no actual organized plan to be. These are scientists who value diversity and fighting climate change.
Posted by: Roy at February 25, 2020 08:43 AM (SUJyY)


The same CDC who said we should let people with West Nile virus into the country? Fuck those pricks in particular.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 25, 2020 08:46 AM (y7DUB)

209 It is not just one man. It is the US. No doubt in my mind that about 100 million people here really really do not like the USA. They live in misery and contempt for most Americans trying to make things better. They do not want better. They want a mediocre, small, tribal life that removes their responsibilities.
Posted by: rhennigantx


When it gets THAT tribal and small, you either work your ass off just to eat or Og slam rock in your head.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2020 08:46 AM (Xr3y2)

210 Lots of things about the Tea Party and how they were treated or behaved are why we got the Golden Scalpweasel.


He mentioned once that the Tea Party movement was unfairly treated. I agree. As it was originally conceived, it was simply a group of Americans who wanted the gubmint to abide by the Constitution as written, wanted a smaller, less powerful bureaucracy and fiscal sanity.


Naturally, Progressives saw that as a threat to their power and killed it in its crib.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy's new band is called The Swinging Epsteins at February 25, 2020 08:46 AM (HaL55)

211 The Coup Cuck Clan.

Let's hope they end up like the other one.



Posted by: firefirefire at February 25, 2020 08:46 AM (Seb55)

212 I just hope I don't have to hear anymore information about Harvey's junk. That was disturbing.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 25, 2020 08:47 AM (ZLI7S)

213 212 I just hope I don't have to hear anymore information about Harvey's junk. That was disturbing.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 25, 2020 08:47 AM (ZLI7S)

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Would you like to know more?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 25, 2020 08:47 AM (q80AH)

214 The Perma-Snit Demo will be served.

Posted by: klaftern at February 25, 2020 08:47 AM (RuIsu)

215 174 JJ, do you think China and Italy have both shut down their economies and committed economic suicide regarding productivity for this year because they want to tank the US stock market?

Anyway, for a dissenting view, I suggest checking at Chicagoboyz:

https://chicagoboyz.net/archives/61803.html

The US isn't testing for the disease on a large enough scale to even tell if it's here, when apparently the entire Italy outbreak started with a patient from Iran who hadn't even been to China. The CDC is being willfully incompetent and when their house of cards collapses they're going to blame Trump.

We need to not be idiots about this.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at February 25, 2020 08:37 AM (dwojT)

The media will do a Katrina on Trump. I hope his people are on top of this bullshit.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at February 25, 2020 08:47 AM (CLteG)

216 "207 Re Weinstein. How do you forcibly perform oral sex on a woman. That must be a neat trick. If you tried that on Most women I know, your head would be crushed like a melon or impaled with a lip liner.
Posted by: Hesco Gypsy


At first, it's just oral sex. The forcible part happens after you don't get that huge acting role that you expected.
Posted by: Roy at February 25, 2020 08:45 AM (SUJyY"

Truth bomb! Take cover!

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at February 25, 2020 08:47 AM (rLZe7)

217 Morning Horde, thanks as always JJ.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at February 25, 2020 08:47 AM (nNEcr)

218 Lefty FB friends are melting down over this. Apparently a president is not allowed to have a sense of humor and everything he says must be taken at face value:

This is really so strange:

Trump was joined in Nevada by Vice President Mike Pence.

"If you become president, the first thing you have to do is choose a really horrible, horrible vice president," Trump said, as he thanked Pence for joining him at the event. "So if the idiots ever want to impeach you, they have to say, 'I can't impeach him, we got -look who we have.' I have the perfect vice president. I have the greatest in the world."

They think he was insulting pence. The fucking morons missed the joke.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 25, 2020 08:47 AM (dNzKv)

219 Naturally, Progressives saw that as a threat to their power and killed it in its crib.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy's new band is called The Swinging Epsteins

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along with an assist from the eGOP.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 25, 2020 08:48 AM (Y4EXg)

220 Instead of you're licking your chops at this match up, you should be loading magazines. IMVHO
Posted by: Hesco Gypsy


Been.

Which is why I've said let it burn.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2020 08:48 AM (Xr3y2)

221 Naturally, Progressives saw that as a threat to their power and killed it in its crib.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy's new band is called The Swinging Epsteins at February 25, 2020 08:46 AM (HaL55)

What will the Bernie Bros morph into, after they do this again?

Posted by: Roy at February 25, 2020 08:48 AM (SUJyY)

222 Am i the only one who thinks Tom Steyer looks like he's missing a chromosome or two?

Posted by: naturalfake at February 25, 2020 08:45 AM (z0XD


No. Plus he proves you don't have to be really really smart to make metric shit tons of money.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 25, 2020 08:48 AM (y7DUB)

223 That last link, "House Hunters."

My wife and I enjoyed the program right up until House Hunters decided that featuring a homosexual couple every other day was normal because that's what the American population looks like.

Actually, that's why we gave up on HGTV entirely.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 25, 2020 08:48 AM (WEBkv)

224 218 "If you become president, the first thing you have to do is choose a really horrible, horrible vice president," Trump said, as he thanked Pence for joining him at the event. "So if the idiots ever want to impeach you, they have to say, 'I can't impeach him, we got -look who we have.' I have the perfect vice president. I have the greatest in the world."

They think he was insulting pence. The fucking morons missed the joke.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 25, 2020 08:47 AM (dNzKv)

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I was told that Pence was a vicious theocrat. Was I misinformed?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 25, 2020 08:48 AM (q80AH)

225 Well those morons are taking Joey Bidet seriously.

So what do you expect?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 25, 2020 08:48 AM (k7lPP)

226 VIA, it's the Krewe of Zulu and is mostly African American. They drop painted coconuts over the sides of the floats because it's too dangerous to throw them.

Posted by: no good deed at February 25, 2020 08:49 AM (MmFTx)

227 Great job, as usual, J.J.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 25, 2020 08:49 AM (WEBkv)

228 It's amazing how quickly things change nowadays.

About 8 weeks ago, the self-anointed elites said World War 3 would start very soon because of Trump's insane act of killing of Soleimani, and told us Pelosi had the whip-hand on impeachment by continuing to delay sending the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate. Joey Bribem was the Dem front-runner and the only person who could beat Trump, but his lead was rapidly shrinking.

About 4 weeks ago, were were told Lev Parnas and John Bolton had bombshell info that would get Trump convicted and removed, Bernie was starting to be truly feared by the Dem Establishment, Biden was losing support even faster, and Bloomberg was beginning to be talked-up big time by the self-anointed elites. Coronavirus CoVid-19 was sort-of worrisome.

Whew!

Posted by: Gref at February 25, 2020 08:49 AM (AMIL/)

229 163 GnuBreed, you should see the Democrat run Jackson government under mayors Chokwe Lubumba and now his son Chokwe Lumbumba Jr.

Anna, was Sr. the one that wanted to secede from the US? I forget.

Jackson MS is possibly more fucked up than New Orleans, and that takes talent.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 25, 2020 08:50 AM (3OCHC)

230 JackStraw, I found it more disturbing that the "victims" went ahead with it until happy ending. Talk about your nightmare scenario.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at February 25, 2020 08:50 AM (CLteG)

231 "At first, it's just oral sex. The forcible part happens after you don't get that huge acting role that you expected."

So it's...a process?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 25, 2020 08:50 AM (tT0V4)

232 There's a video going around now of a Pete appearance the other night where he says in his weird awkward way that he wishes there was a pill he could take to not be gay, but then he wouldn't have met his wonderful husband. The husband does not look pleased.

https://tinyurl.com/wo5my4m

Posted by: Ian S. at February 25, 2020 08:50 AM (6XLoz)

233 >>VP picks never drive voters beyond the margins.


Agreed, but just because something's never been done doesn't mean it won;t happen now. Looking at two of the recent leading candidates - Biden and Bernie - and you can see how this time, the sneaky DNC might decide to use a candidate with obviously deteriorating health as a way to get a younger, less electable person into office via the VP position.

I don't know if the Democrat voters will buy it, but given that all of their leading candidates are white men, they will likely use the VP slot for the "first ever" designation/pander to non-white male demographics they really, really need to please.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 25, 2020 08:50 AM (bDqIh)

234 At first, it's just oral sex. The forcible part happens after you don't get that huge acting role that you expected.
Posted by: Roy



I'm been told that celebrities have the highest of moral standards. Harvey Weinberg himself said so.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 25, 2020 08:51 AM (vN4+Q)

235 Posted by: Gref at February 25, 2020 08:49 AM (AMIL/)

Good summary of lefty insanity. I'm waiting for the right time to bring up Soleimani WW3 to my dem friends.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at February 25, 2020 08:51 AM (nNEcr)

236 It is not just one man. It is the US. No doubt in my mind that about 100 million people here really really do not like the USA. They live in misery and contempt for most Americans trying to make things better. They do not want better. They want a mediocre, small, tribal life that removes their responsibilities.


Sadly, not everyone has what it takes to be American.

We're the world's rebels.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy's new band is called The Swinging Epsteins at February 25, 2020 08:51 AM (HaL55)

237 Imagine wanting America to go down the communism route, just because you have a personal problem with one man.

Posted by: grammie winger at February 25, 2020 08:16 AM (lwiT4)



I don't think it's even that so much as -

when it comes to voting time, the Dims always line up and vote for there Dim Party.

That's more or less the deal with their internally and externally contradictory party.

You always know your little group of fanatics will get bucks from whoever's elected.


This is why, in the end, Sanders will be tough to beat.

Plus, all the vote fraud, cheating, and Soros-financed, sate AG shenanigans.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 25, 2020 08:51 AM (z0XD8)

238 Joe wants to know who needs 100 rounds in a bullet.



HOWEVER, all their bs about not needing guns and ammo? Yeah, now we just refer them to how close Bernie got.

Elect a commie and the reason people need guns becomes glaringly obvious.

Posted by: dagny at February 25, 2020 08:51 AM (nRWPy)

239 Has Bernie been informed of the Skittles Reactor?

Clean inexhaustible energy supplied by unicorn droppings.

Only operational and maintenance costs needed.

Posted by: torabora at February 25, 2020 08:51 AM (DwLwB)

240 Actually, that's why we gave up on HGTV entirely.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker

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You realize that stands for Homos, Gays and TransVestites right?

Posted by: Tonypete at February 25, 2020 08:51 AM (Y4EXg)

241 Walsh was never a "conservative Tea Party" type. He's a grifter. Embracing Bernie is just the next con, that's all.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 25, 2020 08:38 AM (vN4+Q)


Justin Amash and Marco Rubio both also claimed Tea Party credentials.

I rest my case.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 25, 2020 08:52 AM (3OCHC)

242 I believe Joe Biden would take gun manufacturers down, if gun manufacturers were young females with fragrant hair and soft shoulders.

Posted by: Fritz at February 25, 2020 08:52 AM (2Mnv1)

243 GnuBreed, Sr was originally from Detroit and named Taliferro so you are probably right.

Just after the bond passed, Sr also passed... away from a heart attack. Jackson should have taken the hint but they didn't.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 25, 2020 08:52 AM (k7lPP)

244 You want some fun? Go to the Mardi Gras at least once. Lots of people having actual fun like it is going out of style.

Posted by: klaftern at February 25, 2020 08:52 AM (RuIsu)

245 apparently the entire Italy outbreak started with a patient from Iran who hadn't even been to China.

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China has been buying oil illegally from Iran, and in return, most likely giving them military aid. That is how the virus got there. Just desserts.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at February 25, 2020 08:52 AM (YslsA)

246 233
Agreed, but just because something's never been done doesn't mean it won;t happen now. Looking at two of the recent leading candidates - Biden and Bernie - and you can see how this time, the sneaky DNC might decide to use a candidate with obviously deteriorating health as a way to get a younger, less electable person into office via the VP position.

I don't know if the Democrat voters will buy it, but given that all of their leading candidates are white men, they will likely use the VP slot for the "first ever" designation/pander to non-white male demographics they really, really need to please.
Posted by: Lizzy at February 25, 2020 08:50 AM (bDqIh)

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I wouldn't be surprised by this tactic and effort, but I still don't think that it will influence a material number of voters. It's the top of the ticket that matters to people and gets the most coverage.

Imagine a presidential campaign where the Presidential candidate disappears for days even weeks at a time while the Vice Presidential candidate continues to campaign.

There's no need to imagine, really. It happened in 2016, and people weren't suddenly thinking of Tim Kaine up against Donald Trump.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 25, 2020 08:53 AM (q80AH)

247 Not sure if anyone has mentioned it, but Mubaruk is mort

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 25, 2020 08:53 AM (nRk/c)

248 Has anyone asked Bernie what about Unions?

Because in Communist economies unions are banned.

That would be an excellent way to undermine him out of some more votes.

Posted by: torabora at February 25, 2020 08:53 AM (DwLwB)

249 In Russia, when they say, "End of discussion," it is END OF DISCUSSION.

Posted by: Yakov Smirnov at February 25, 2020 08:53 AM (FJYfm)

250 That last link, "House Hunters."


Yea, it's all fun and games until that cute little Asian part of the 'Throuple' runs off with your wife and your stuck with the alimony and child support. Good luck, you stupid cuck.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 25, 2020 08:53 AM (vN4+Q)

251 >>The people saying Bernie will never win haven't watched some of the people speaking at his rally's. A lot of these people are full blown free shit fanatics. They have zero care for any traditional or American values. This is the real burn it down crowd.

Do you see a lot of people in South Florida voting for Bernie? I don't.

Bernie represents a very vocal and committed minority of the Democrat party. They are loud, they do make a lot of outrageous statements, but they are still a relatively small group. That's the way of primaries, you run to the extremes in the primary and back to the center in the general. This is exactly what Obama did and he was able to get away with it because he had a very slim record and the media adored him. That is not the case with Bernie.

No, i don't see a majority of American voters lining up to throw away their freedoms and way of life for a broken down 80 year old radical who has never even held a job outside government. I don't huge numbers of Democrats will flock to Trump but I do see lots of them sitting it out or voting 3rd party. And many independents will go to Trump, more than if a centrist Democrat was the nominee and Republicans will be united and motivated.

I can't imagine a much better opponent for Trump than Bernie.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 25, 2020 08:54 AM (ZLI7S)

252 They think he was insulting pence. The fucking morons missed the joke.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 25, 2020 08:47 AM (dNzKv)

Do they not realize that that was a direct insult to Joe Biden?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 25, 2020 08:54 AM (Ct55T)

253 247 Not sure if anyone has mentioned it, but Mubaruk is mort
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 25, 2020 08:53 AM (nRk/c)

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What about Generalissimo Francisco Franco?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 25, 2020 08:54 AM (q80AH)

254 Hosni has shuffled off this mortal coil?

How about Gaylord's Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood bud?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 25, 2020 08:54 AM (k7lPP)

255 along with an assist from the eGOP.


There are Progs in both parties. Juan McLame was one. Paul Ryan is another one.


They all need to be voted out of office with malice aforethought.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy's new band is called The Swinging Epsteins at February 25, 2020 08:54 AM (HaL55)

256 You want some fun? Go to the Mardi Gras at least once. Lots of people having actual fun like it is going out of style.

That EDKH float was fantastic. I wonder if Hillz has Arkancided the people who made it yet.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 25, 2020 08:54 AM (6XLoz)

257 Morning all....

@DavidWright_7

Sanders: "China is another example. China is an authoritarian country, becoming more and more authoritarian. But can anyone deny - I mean, the facts are clear, that they have taken more people out of extreme poverty than any country in history."

Posted by: Tami at February 25, 2020 08:54 AM (cF8AT)

258 What about Generalissimo Francisco Franco?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 25, 2020 08:54 AM (q80AH)

Doing ok. I heard he moved recently

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 25, 2020 08:55 AM (nRk/c)

259 247 Not sure if anyone has mentioned it, but Mubaruk is mort
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 25, 2020 08:53 AM (nRk/c)

Hosni Mubarak?

.... Who cares?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 25, 2020 08:55 AM (Ct55T)

260 Amherst needs a traffic cone to the head.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 25, 2020 08:55 AM (oVJmc)

261 251 No, i don't see a majority of American voters lining up to throw away their freedoms and way of life for a broken down 80 year old radical who has never even held a job outside government. I don't huge numbers of Democrats will flock to Trump but I do see lots of them sitting it out or voting 3rd party. And many independents will go to Trump, more than if a centrist Democrat was the nominee and Republicans will be united and motivated.

I can't imagine a much better opponent for Trump than Bernie.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 25, 2020 08:54 AM (ZLI7S)

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The 3 million Republicans who voted for the Libertarian Party in 2016...I wonder where they will go after 4 years of Trump being conservative.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 25, 2020 08:55 AM (q80AH)

262 electricity will be virtually free, aside from operations and maintenance costs.
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Ummmm, that's why you pay for it now....

Posted by: bicentennialguy at February 25, 2020 08:55 AM (vg8iE)

263 >>There's a video going around now of a Pete appearance the other night
where he says in his weird awkward way that he wishes there was a pill
he could take to not be gay, but then he wouldn't have met his wonderful
husband. The husband does not look pleased.

TMI, dude.

I guess he thinks he has to talk about this stuff as the first openly gay candidate, but most people are more interested in your competence/ability to do the job.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 25, 2020 08:55 AM (bDqIh)

264 In Russia, when they say, "End of discussion," it is END OF DISCUSSION.


In Russia, discussion end you.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy's new band is called The Swinging Epsteins at February 25, 2020 08:55 AM (HaL55)

265 247 Not sure if anyone has mentioned it, but Mubaruk is mort
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 25, 2020 08:53 AM (nRk/c)


Didn't see it yet. Wow.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 25, 2020 08:55 AM (zBaqJ)

266 Joe wants to know who needs 100 rounds in a bullet.



HOWEVER, all their bs about not needing guns and ammo? Yeah, now we just refer them to how close Bernie got.

Elect a commie and the reason people need guns becomes glaringly obvious.
Posted by: dagny



Hong Kong and Venezuela come to mind.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2020 08:56 AM (Xr3y2)

267 Mardi Gras...And damn it if they didn't have one of those big floats go by.
And EVERY one of the twenty or so people on it were in the biggest black-face I have ever seen.



*********

Uncle Tom Krewes

Posted by: Muldoon at February 25, 2020 08:56 AM (m45I2)

268 Tami,

Sounds like someone needs to go on a Long March...

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 25, 2020 08:56 AM (k7lPP)

269 257 Morning all....

@DavidWright_7

Sanders: "China is another example. China is an authoritarian country, becoming more and more authoritarian. But can anyone deny - I mean, the facts are clear, that they have taken more people out of extreme poverty than any country in history."


Posted by: Tami at February 25, 2020 08:54 AM (cF8AT)


Out of poverty = mass grave.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 25, 2020 08:56 AM (zBaqJ)

270 I can't imagine a much better opponent for Trump than Bernie.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 25, 2020 08:54 AM (ZLI7S)

Amen. And the communist reprobates who flock to him to represent his campaign LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 25, 2020 08:56 AM (nRk/c)

271 Bernie praises Castro, claims he hates authoritarianism.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 25, 2020 08:57 AM (oVJmc)

272 Any VP the Democrat candidate picks has got to know that they're only in the race to get their name in the history books.

Like Mondale's VP.

They won't be remembered by but a very few but you can look them up.

Posted by: torabora at February 25, 2020 08:57 AM (DwLwB)

273 Sanders: "China is another example. China is an authoritarian country, becoming more and more authoritarian. But can anyone deny - I mean, the facts are clear, that they have taken more people out of extreme poverty than any country in history."

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Well, I guess killing 90 million people DID take them out of poverty.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at February 25, 2020 08:57 AM (YslsA)

274 Sadly, not everyone has what it takes to be American.

We're the world's rebels.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy's new band is called The Swinging Epsteins at February 25, 2020 08:51 AM (HaL55)


Exactly. All that dogshit that the state propaganda centers spew about some past unity is a hot steaming pile. We've always been at each other's throats and suggesting otherwise is pure disinformation. Only 35% of colonists favored the Revolution and that's pretty much the baseline on unanimity. I'm not sure what agenda the propagandists are pursuing by stating otherwise but it's fucked up no matter the reason.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 25, 2020 08:58 AM (y7DUB)

275 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at February 25, 2020 08:58 AM (Zz0t1)

276 "Please, Senator Sanders, please say something moderate about Cuba. This is your second chance since becoming presumptive front runner. Please, for the sake of the oppressed, say something moderate."

"THE CUBANS ARE MORE FREE THAN THE AMERICANS! THEY EAT FROM CANDIED RIVERS OF HAPPINESS IN THE SOCIALIST PARADISE WHERE THERE IS NO CRIME OR MURDER! THE GULAGS ARE ACTUALLY VERY NICE THIS TIME OF YEAR!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 25, 2020 08:58 AM (q80AH)

277 Geraldine Ferraro, not to be confused with the Fiero.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 25, 2020 08:58 AM (k7lPP)

278 >>Sanders: "China is another example. China is an authoritarian country, becoming more and more authoritarian. But can anyone deny - I mean, the facts are clear, that they have taken more people out of extreme poverty than any country in history."

This is exactly the kind of garbage we will be hearing from the Democrat frontrunner going forward, praise for communist dictatorships in Cuba, China and Venezuela. Super.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 25, 2020 08:58 AM (ZLI7S)

279 OMG...someone get Joe off the stage and into a home...holy cow!

https://tinyurl.com/t9nmnco

Posted by: Tami at February 25, 2020 08:58 AM (cF8AT)

280 Bernie says Castro "assumed the office".
Followed by literacy programs.
Because no one in Cuba could read or write before Castro, obviously.

Posted by: attila the thrilla at February 25, 2020 08:58 AM (w7KSn)

281 248 Has anyone asked Bernie what about Unions?

Because in Communist economies unions are banned.

That would be an excellent way to undermine him out of some more votes.
Posted by: torabora at February 25, 2020 08:53 AM (DwLwB)

My guess is 50% of union members are there for the insurance. Mediscare for All eliminate this.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 25, 2020 08:59 AM (JFO2v)

282 That Civil War 2.0 video is really chilling. Seriously.

If I watched that and saw my child acting like that, I would remove them from that university and send them to a boarding school.

Those kids are fucked in the head.

2nd look at gulags?

Posted by: Sponge at February 25, 2020 08:59 AM (Zz0t1)

283 278 >>Sanders: "China is another example. China is an authoritarian country, becoming more and more authoritarian. But can anyone deny - I mean, the facts are clear, that they have taken more people out of extreme poverty than any country in history."

This is exactly the kind of garbage we will be hearing from the Democrat frontrunner going forward, praise for communist dictatorships in Cuba, China and Venezuela. Super.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 25, 2020 08:58 AM (ZLI7S)

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"But Trump said Kim Jong Un was a nice guy!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 25, 2020 08:59 AM (q80AH)

284 What kind of debate will Bernie have if it's the end of discussion?

Posted by: torabora at February 25, 2020 08:59 AM (DwLwB)

285 OMG...someone get Joe off the stage and into a home...holy cow!

https://tinyurl.com/t9nmnco
Posted by: Tami at February 25, 2020 08:58 AM (cF8AT)


That's Rupret. Rupret loves to run.

Posted by: Sponge at February 25, 2020 09:00 AM (Zz0t1)

286 Take people out of "extreme poverty" and stick them in a peasant's life with no dreams or hopes for personal growth...

Great future, Berns.

Why don't we just put everyone in jail, then?

Three hots and a cot. Livin' the dream.

(don't answer that, Bernie.)

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 25, 2020 09:00 AM (Ct55T)

287 247 Not sure if anyone has mentioned it, but Mubaruk is mort
_______________

I think a lot of people thought he was already dead. I know I did.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 25, 2020 09:01 AM (k4dH2)

288 272 Any VP the Democrat candidate picks has got to know that they're only in the race to get their name in the history books.

Like Mondale's VP.

They won't be remembered by but a very few but you can look them up.
Posted by: torabora at February 25, 2020 08:57 AM (DwLwB)


Actually, Geraldine Ferraro was, for a Democrat, a pretty decent person. She'd never make it in today's party.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 25, 2020 09:01 AM (zBaqJ)

289 Mitt Romney Admits USA Voters Don't Like Him, Whines Trump Will Be Re-Elected

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Well, he'll always have his car elevator.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 25, 2020 09:01 AM (+y/Ru)

290 The Mandela/Mubarak Effect?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 25, 2020 09:01 AM (k7lPP)

291 I mean, the facts are clear, that they have taken more people out of extreme poverty than any country in history."

He's saying that moving from extreme poverty to just poverty is something everyone should be on board with.

Die, Bernie. Just die.

Posted by: Sponge at February 25, 2020 09:01 AM (Zz0t1)

292 284 What kind of debate will Bernie have if it's the end of discussion?
Posted by: torabora at February 25, 2020 08:59 AM (DwLwB)

There's a non-zero chance Bernie refuses to debate if he's the nominee.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at February 25, 2020 09:01 AM (nNEcr)

293 Geraldine Ferraro, not to be confused with the Fiero.


Or a Ferrari.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy's new band is called The Swinging Epsteins at February 25, 2020 09:01 AM (HaL55)

294 291 I mean, the facts are clear, that they have taken more people out of extreme poverty than any country in history."

He's saying that moving from extreme poverty to just poverty is something everyone should be on board with.

Die, Bernie. Just die.
Posted by: Sponge at February 25, 2020 09:01 AM (Zz0t1)

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Also, it was through their embrace of capitalism.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 25, 2020 09:01 AM (q80AH)

295 Hillary and Bill have, "Taken a lot of people out."

Posted by: davidt at February 25, 2020 09:02 AM (l3+k2)

296 this is interesting to morbid me

https://twitter.com/BNODesk/status/
1232276183305400320

Iran's deputy health minister tests positive for coronavirus; he had previously looked unwell during a press conference

it's a video of himat the press con, wiping his face looking dizzy

Posted by: vmom 2020 v8 at February 25, 2020 09:02 AM (G546f)

297 "THE CUBANS ARE MORE FREE THAN THE AMERICANS! THEY EAT FROM CANDIED RIVERS OF HAPPINESS IN THE SOCIALIST PARADISE WHERE THERE IS NO CRIME OR MURDER! THE GULAGS ARE ACTUALLY VERY NICE THIS TIME OF YEAR!"
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 25, 2020 08:58 AM (q80AH)

I read that in the voice of Dan Bongino doing his Bernie impression....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 25, 2020 09:02 AM (Ct55T)

298 Actually, Geraldine Ferraro was, for a Democrat, a pretty decent person. She'd never make it in today's party.

I bet 90% of the 1980s Democrats would not make it in today's party.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 25, 2020 09:02 AM (k7lPP)

299 Particularly good write-up to day, JJ! Thanks, as always, for the link-o-rama!

The sunlight being shined (shone??) on the Democrat party is proving to be an effective disinfectant. As El Rushbo has repeatedly said, the left can not ever be honest about their true agenda because it will lose at the ballot box. By allowing the slow roll leftward to become a rolling boulder (I think of the rolling boulder chasing Indiana Jones), they have allowed the Bernie and Squad folks to become the face of the Dems.

So much for that infamous quip (Brokaw, maybe??) back in 2008 during the coronation of Obama -- something about Republicans being banished to the desert for a jillion years or some such nonesense.

Posted by: doof2112 at February 25, 2020 09:02 AM (olgDX)

300 But Warren is running for vp. Her post Nevada speech indicates that.

Posted by: dagny at February 25, 2020 08:41 AM (nRWPy)


Yes. She can run for it. But last week they focused fire on Mike. This week will be Bernie. Depending on how she rips him apart or gently goes after him, it may be hard to bridge that divide.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at February 25, 2020 09:02 AM (Ozpxd)

301 At first, it's just oral sex. The forcible part happens after you don't get that huge acting role that you expected.


*******

Quim pro quo

Posted by: Muldoon at February 25, 2020 09:02 AM (m45I2)

302 Hey Bernie, if socialism is so great, why are all of the illegal aliens coming to the US, not going to Venezuela?

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at February 25, 2020 09:03 AM (YslsA)

303 298 Actually, Geraldine Ferraro was, for a Democrat, a pretty decent person. She'd never make it in today's party.

I bet 90% of the 1980s Democrats would not make it in today's party.
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 25, 2020 09:02 AM (k7lPP)

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But it's Republicans who have gotten more extreme.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 25, 2020 09:03 AM (q80AH)

304 Morning!

..................

A few observations vis a vis the above spat about Cuba, the Chi-Coms and the wages of Socialism. First, where's Michael "Tubby Riefenstahl" Moore, or Sean Penn, Danny Glover or Harry Belafonte? Considering that collectively they are the official government house organ of Cuba, their silence about the attacks on Castro and the Revolution (spit) is rather telling. Surely the man who gave us Sicko which praised to the hilt Cuba's healthcare system by damning ours would like to weigh in (no pun) and defend Sanders. Crickets.
.........

Nothing like a good J. J. rant to start the day!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 25, 2020 09:03 AM (CjFDo)

305 302 Hey Bernie, if socialism is so great, why are all of the illegal aliens coming to the US, not going to Venezuela?
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at February 25, 2020 09:03 AM (YslsA)


Reverse Mariel boatlift...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 25, 2020 09:03 AM (zBaqJ)

306 For all of us who have started to think that Burnie's nomination is inevitable, we do tend to forget what a monstrously STUPID man Burnie is. We expect minimal competence from people who seek office on the national stage, and I'm not convinced Burnie has it. Well, none of the other dems do either, of course. Except the really boring ones that everyone in the Democrat base hates.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 25, 2020 09:03 AM (V2Yro)

307 Toto: Seven Awkward Questions the Press Should Ask Mark Ruffalo

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Dude, it's Mark Bison.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 25, 2020 09:03 AM (+y/Ru)

308 Joe Biden filmed at disturbing campaign dinner.

https://tinyurl.com/y9smqlh4

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 25, 2020 09:03 AM (NVYyb)

309 >>There's no need to imagine, really. It happened in 2016, and people
weren't suddenly thinking of Tim Kaine up against Donald Trump.


Sure, because Hillz selected the most uninspiring, bland person she could find. She was the first viable (ish) major female presidential nominee, that was the story, that's the dream they were selling. Kaine was just the obligatory dude along for the ride.


If Bernie picks someone one like Tulsi, Kamala, or Abrams, then the big story will be: first major ticket woman POC VP candidate, and how her next stop may well be the WH *MSM squeeeee!!** Look at her vs. the three other old, white dudes *MSM yawn, grumble*.

I am just speculating about the possibility, based on the current butthurt about primarily white, male Dem candidates and the DNC's desperation to try anything to pull out a win (and MSM complicity with whatever plan they implement). Who knows where this crazy train will be in 3 months?



Posted by: Lizzy at February 25, 2020 09:04 AM (bDqIh)

310 Sadly, not everyone has what it takes to be American.

We're the world's rebels.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy's



That needs to be a bumper sticker.

Sadly, not everyone has what it takes to be American.
We're the world's rebels.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2020 09:04 AM (Xr3y2)

311 Actually, Geraldine Ferraro was, for a Democrat, a pretty decent person. She'd never make it in today's party.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 25, 2020 09:01 AM (zBaqJ)

I remember she spoke some truth about some sjw canon a few years ago...and the dems beat her up/disowned her.

Posted by: BignJames at February 25, 2020 09:04 AM (X/Pw5)

312 Nothing like a good J. J. rant to start the day!


Agreed. He usually does that to celebrate his burfday.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy's new band is called The Swinging Epsteins at February 25, 2020 09:04 AM (HaL55)

313 I read that in the voice of Dan Bongino doing his Bernie impression....

Anyone else hear the voice of Pinocchio in those new Geico ads and think it's Mark Dice's Stelter?

Posted by: Ian S. at February 25, 2020 09:04 AM (6XLoz)

314 You need to have a full blown political COON strategy, and I don't think people like Romney-MCDaniel even comprehend that.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at February 25, 2020 08:44 AM (rLZe7)

Never go full Coonman.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at February 25, 2020 09:05 AM (1CjJc)

315 306 For all of us who have started to think that Burnie's nomination is inevitable, we do tend to forget what a monstrously STUPID man Burnie is. We expect minimal competence from people who seek office on the national stage, and I'm not convinced Burnie has it. Well, none of the other dems do either, of course. Except the really boring ones that everyone in the Democrat base hates.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 25, 2020 09:03 AM (V2Yro)

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I saw my first ad for Amy Klobuchar last night (well, I saw the same ad fiteen thousand times), and she was near tears talking about how she's going to bring civility back to politics.

I wonder why she's not going to take her NH pseudo victory and turn it into anything more.

Hey, remember when Klobuchar was going to be the next Bernie killer? That lasted like a day?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 25, 2020 09:05 AM (q80AH)

316 298 Actually, Geraldine Ferraro was, for a Democrat, a pretty decent person. She'd never make it in today's party.

I bet 90% of the 1980s Democrats would not make it in today's party.
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 25, 2020 09:02 AM (k7lPP)

I can't picture Tip O'Neil or Daniel Patrick Moynihan being on board with the CommieFag gang. I could be wrong but I can't picture it.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 25, 2020 09:05 AM (NWiLs)

317 299
So much for that infamous quip (Brokaw, maybe??) back in 2008 during the coronation of Obama -- something about Republicans being banished to the desert for a jillion years or some such nonesense.
Posted by: doof2112 at February 25, 2020 09:02 AM (olgDX)


I remember that as David Axelrod. For sure, someone said the GOP is now a regional party for the next 40 years.

How the worm has turned.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 25, 2020 09:05 AM (zBaqJ)

318 For those that can't watch the video I posted @ 279, here's what Biden says:

"My name is Joe Biden, I'm the democratic candidate for the US Senate, look me over and if you like what you see help out if not vote for the other Biden, but give me a look see."

Posted by: Tami at February 25, 2020 09:05 AM (cF8AT)

319 OMG...someone get Joe off the stage and into a home...holy cow!
__________________

It's sad, isn't it, that he obviously has these cognitive issues and clearly is not fit to be holding any public office, let alone running for the world's most important and stressful office, and yet his family won't intercede. One has to wonder if it's because they are so hungry for more power and money and fame, or is it because they're trying to protect their family racket and ensure that they don't get cut off from the trough, or is because they fear potential prosecution for their past crimes if they don't?

Whatever the reason, the spectacle is sickening.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 25, 2020 09:05 AM (k4dH2)

320 317
I remember that as David Axelrod. For sure, someone said the GOP is now a regional party for the next 40 years.

How the worm has turned.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 25, 2020 09:05 AM (zBaqJ)

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That ascendant coalition just keeps ascending but never quite arriving.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 25, 2020 09:06 AM (q80AH)

321 You want some fun? Go to the Mardi Gras at least once. Lots of people having actual fun like it is going out of style.
Posted by: klaftern at February 25, 2020 08:52 AM (RuIsu)


There was a guy I met in college who used to go to Mardi Gras every year. He would even quit jobs if they wouldn't let him go. He was a reasonably smart guy who worked as an engineer for HVAC places, but he wasn't a super genius so maybe he had a skill set that was in high demand at least at that time. I take it he doesn't do it any more because the last time I saw him (he got in touch from out of nowhere and it was great seeing him) he'd gone completely cold turkey on everything because of major drug problems of his son.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 25, 2020 09:06 AM (y7DUB)

322 By allowing the slow roll leftward to become a rolling boulder (I think of the rolling boulder chasing Indiana Jones), they have allowed the Bernie and Squad folks to become the face of the Dems.
....

anyone else ever note Indy could have just ducked early on and the boulder woulda passed right over him?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 25, 2020 09:06 AM (CjFDo)

323 Got my badge yesterday for the AIPAC Policy Conference starting on Sunday.

Looking forward to it.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at February 25, 2020 09:06 AM (C+We0)

324 @realDonaldTrump 4 minutes ago

Cryin' Chuck Schumer is complaining, for publicity purposes only, that I should be asking for more money than $2.5 Billion to prepare for Coronavirus. If I asked for more he would say it is too much. He didn't like my early travel closings. I was right. He is incompetent!

Posted by: Tami at February 25, 2020 09:07 AM (cF8AT)

325 319
It's sad, isn't it, that he obviously has these cognitive issues and clearly is not fit to be holding any public office, let alone running for the world's most important and stressful office, and yet his family won't intercede. One has to wonder if it's because they are so hungry for more power and money and fame, or is it because they're trying to protect their family racket and ensure that they don't get cut off from the trough, or is because they fear potential prosecution for their past crimes if they don't?

Whatever the reason, the spectacle is sickening.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 25, 2020 09:05 AM (k4dH2)

==========

They know he's not going to win. This isn't about power anymore, if it ever was.

I think JackStraw's read that it was all cover to protect him from investigation from the Trump administration is right.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 25, 2020 09:07 AM (q80AH)

326
Never go full Coonman.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at February 25, 2020 09:05 AM (1CjJc)


Coonman.

A pic of blackface in my hand.

Shame me.

Taking your guns is my plan.

Posted by: Racist Soundgarden at February 25, 2020 09:07 AM (Zz0t1)

327 Didn't Flip Wilson do a character named Geraldine Ferarro?

Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 25, 2020 09:07 AM (flINI)

328 313 I read that in the voice of Dan Bongino doing his Bernie impression....

Anyone else hear the voice of Pinocchio in those new Geico ads and think it's Mark Dice's Stelter?
Posted by: Ian S. at February 25, 2020 09:04 AM (6XLoz)

Heh.... that's a pretty old commercial. Geico's been re-running old ads as part of their new campaign.

I think the pinocchio one was part of the very first batch of their new "funny" campaign back in... the late 90's? Something like that. Way before the Cavemen and Gecko campaigns.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 25, 2020 09:07 AM (Ct55T)

329 322 By allowing the slow roll leftward to become a rolling boulder (I think of the rolling boulder chasing Indiana Jones), they have allowed the Bernie and Squad folks to become the face of the Dems.
....

anyone else ever note Indy could have just ducked early on and the boulder woulda passed right over him?
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 25, 2020 09:06 AM (CjFDo)

==========

Confirmed:

Raiders of the Lost Ark is on the same level as Prometheus.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 25, 2020 09:07 AM (q80AH)

330 Michael "Tubby Riefenstahl" Moore may be best liar ever. That setup scene where he goes to get an asthma inhaler from a pharmacy. The brand was barely 6 months old and TADA, it is there on the shelf is some third world bodega style pharmacy, barber, and used
underwear store when he asked for it.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 25, 2020 09:07 AM (JFO2v)

331 I think I have pulled out of the Masha thread everything that was suggested for the novel Nemesis' Javelin. And tinkered with it.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 25, 2020 09:08 AM (k7lPP)

332 316 298 Actually, Geraldine Ferraro was, for a Democrat, a pretty decent person. She'd never make it in today's party.

I bet 90% of the 1980s Democrats would not make it in today's party.
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 25, 2020 09:02 AM (k7lPP)

I can't picture Tip O'Neil or Daniel Patrick Moynihan being on board with the CommieFag gang. I could be wrong but I can't picture it.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 25, 2020 09:05 AM (NWiLs)


Moynihan, you will recall, wrote a damning report about open borders and the Great Society's destruction of the black family and they put a gun to his head to shut up about it. He was also a staunch defender of Israel and the US at the UN in the mid-70s, and for that alone I am grateful. Doctrinaire liberal otherwise.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 25, 2020 09:08 AM (zBaqJ)

333 Joe Biden is Spinal Tap at the amusement park concert. The other dems waited too long to help him; no matter what they do now, it's too little too late.

It's like last week, the story about Biden saying he was arrested with Mandela would have been a huge story for any other candidate. But with Joe A) everyone knows it isn't true, and B) everyone knows that Joe believes it's true. And that is just sad - even people on his side just want to do a facepalm and shake their heads slowly. This is a guy who belongs in the Flushing Waters Rest Home, not the Oval Office.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 25, 2020 09:08 AM (V2Yro)

334 316 298 Actually, Geraldine Ferraro was, for a Democrat, a pretty decent person. She'd never make it in today's party.

I bet 90% of the 1980s Democrats would not make it in today's party.
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 25, 2020 09:02 AM (k7lPP)

I can't picture Tip O'Neil or Daniel Patrick Moynihan being on board with the CommieFag gang. I could be wrong but I can't picture it.
Posted by: Insomniac



Moynihan for sure. O'Neil was an old school Democrat Boston Machine type. I despised him but he also would be purged in today's neo-Marxist party.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 25, 2020 09:08 AM (vN4+Q)

335 Going after him for policy won't work because they all agree on policy (with meaningless variations).

No, no one is going to touch Bernie in any significant way.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 25, 2020 08:35 AM (q80AH)
---------

Yep, that's the rub. They want to get rid of Bernie because he's a self declared socialist but they actually agree with his socialist policies. They're all really socialists.

Posted by: WisRich at February 25, 2020 09:08 AM (G0vdT)

336 Another Bernie thing:

No one has talked about his rape fantasy essay.

Remember that?

Think Trump will let that slide?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 25, 2020 09:09 AM (q80AH)

337 301 At first, it's just oral sex. The forcible part happens after you don't get that huge acting role that you expected.


*******

Quim pro quo
Posted by: Muldoon at February 25, 2020 09:02 AM (m45I2)

Tit Mish for that.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at February 25, 2020 09:09 AM (1CjJc)

338 wait gotta update the nic

btw JJ great rant today

Posted by: vmom 2020 v10 at February 25, 2020 09:09 AM (G546f)

339 Moynihan was more conservative than Trump ever was. It's a sign of how far our paradigm has shifted.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 25, 2020 09:09 AM (V2Yro)

340 339 Moynihan was more conservative than Trump ever was. It's a sign of how far our paradigm has shifted.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 25, 2020 09:09 AM (V2Yro)

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I want to see their secular saint JFK run in the modern Democratic Party.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 25, 2020 09:09 AM (q80AH)

341 Got my badge yesterday for the AIPAC Policy Conference starting on Sunday.

Looking forward to it.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at February 25, 2020 09:06 AM (C+We0)

In DC right? When?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 25, 2020 09:10 AM (nRk/c)

342 INSOM!!!!

Posted by: Racist Soundgarden at February 25, 2020 09:10 AM (Zz0t1)

343 Shit.

Posted by: Sponge at February 25, 2020 09:10 AM (Zz0t1)

344 AIPAC PC, 1-3 March.

I'm looking over some of the speakers and the sessions, it looks to be a very productive and enlightening time.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at February 25, 2020 09:10 AM (C+We0)

345 I bet 90% of the 1980s Democrats would not make it in today's party.
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 25, 2020 09:02 AM (k7lPP)

They wouldn't even recognize it. Imagine Scoop Jackson surveying the current field.

Hubert Humphrey was a huge defender of the 2nd Amendment.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 25, 2020 09:10 AM (H8QX8)

346 That needs to be a bumper sticker.


It never ceases to amaze me that those people who decry their home are more than happy to partake of its bounty. They're like spoiled children and should be treated as such, IMO.


If America is so bad, why not move somewhere else? I'm certain that a Citizen of the World such as them would have no problem moving to another country where they'll be welcomed with open arms. It's a big wide world out there just waiting for them. Go forth, make yourselves happy and leave the rest of us in peace.

Don't forget to write.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy's new band is called The Swinging Epsteins at February 25, 2020 09:11 AM (HaL55)

347 (I think of the rolling boulder chasing Indiana Jones)

-
Speaking of movie series that need to be euthanized, I see they're making a new Matrix. I guess two humiliations of a good movie weren't enough.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 25, 2020 09:11 AM (+y/Ru)

348 No one has talked about his rape fantasy essay.

Remember that?

Think Trump will let that slide?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 25, 2020 09:09 AM (q80AH)


No Holes Barred

- by Bernard Sanders

Posted by: Sponge at February 25, 2020 09:11 AM (Zz0t1)

349 >>That ascendant coalition just keeps ascending but never quite arriving.

The Democrat party has never recovered from 8 years of Obama and then Hillary taking control. It is easy to forget but the party apparatus was so broken in the 2016 election they just gave the whole thing to Hillary's campaign (which of course made it easier for her to partner with on the Russia hoax).

Tom Perez has done a miserable job trying to rebuild it and his big idea of opening the tent to even more radicals like The Squad gave them a sugar high in 2018 but chickens are starting to roost.

There are still no final, reliable numbers out of the Iowa caucuses and this whole primary has been a clown show. For all the talk about people being super motivated to dump Trump the numbers sure aren't showing it so far.

As much as we dump on Republican the Democrat party is dumpster fire right now. They have more fundamental problems than who will be their nominee in November.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 25, 2020 09:11 AM (ZLI7S)

350 "My name is Joe Biden, I'm the democratic candidate for the US Senate, look me over and if you like what you see help out if not vote for the other Biden, but give me a look see."
Posted by: Tami




He actually said that? What'd the audience do?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2020 09:11 AM (Xr3y2)

351 345 I bet 90% of the 1980s Democrats would not make it in today's party.
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 25, 2020 09:02 AM (k7lPP)

They wouldn't even recognize it. Imagine Scoop Jackson surveying the current field.

Hubert Humphrey was a huge defender of the 2nd Amendment.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 25, 2020 09:10 AM (H8QX

=========

I was assured that Republicans invented the 2nd Amendment in the 1980s as an effort to keep black people down.

I was assured!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 25, 2020 09:11 AM (q80AH)

352 Confirmed:

Raiders of the Lost Ark is on the same level as Prometheus.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 25, 2020 09:07 AM (q80AH)

Oh come on, at least Raiders is entertaining.

Now the one where Indiana hides in a refrigerator to escape a nuclear explosion, now that ones a good equivalent.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 25, 2020 09:11 AM (V2Yro)

353 347 (I think of the rolling boulder chasing Indiana Jones)

-
Speaking of movie series that need to be euthanized, I see they're making a new Matrix. I guess two humiliations of a good movie weren't enough.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 25, 2020 09:11 AM (+y/Ru)


"I know, right?!"

- - Jaws

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 25, 2020 09:12 AM (zBaqJ)

354 Trump arriving at India's official welcome:

https://tinyurl.com/sn77fak

I was really hoping he'd come in like this though:

https://tinyurl.com/qpj2x9t

(Mad_Liberals extended his Peshwa Warrior video)

Posted by: Tami at February 25, 2020 09:12 AM (cF8AT)

355 Movie remakes that are flops are like Communism, the right people were not involved.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 25, 2020 09:12 AM (k7lPP)

356 349 There are still no final, reliable numbers out of the Iowa caucuses and this whole primary has been a clown show. For all the talk about people being super motivated to dump Trump the numbers sure aren't showing it so far.

As much as we dump on Republican the Democrat party is dumpster fire right now. They have more fundamental problems than who will be their nominee in November.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 25, 2020 09:11 AM (ZLI7S)

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I never do this, but see me at 150 about my observation on signs four days out from the SC primary in Charleston.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 25, 2020 09:12 AM (q80AH)

357 anyone else ever note Indy could have just ducked early on and the boulder woulda passed right over him?
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry



*********

But wouldn't the boulder have then slammed into the opening to the cave, leaving Indy entombed forever?

You never want to be on the wrong side of the boulder.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 25, 2020 09:12 AM (m45I2)

358 [1]324 @realDonaldTrump 4 minutes ago

Cryin' Chuck Schumer is complaining, for publicity purposes only, that I should be asking for more money than $2.5 Billion to prepare for Coronavirus. If I asked for more he would say it is too much. He didn't like my early travel closings. I was right. He is incompetent!
Posted by: Tami

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

We can't spare this man, he fights.

Posted by: Guzalot at February 25, 2020 09:13 AM (prSvo)

359 (I think of the rolling boulder chasing Indiana Jones)

-
Speaking of movie series that need to be euthanized, I see they're making a new Matrix. I guess two humiliations of a good movie weren't enough.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks


Mission Impossible 7 has been put on hold in Italy indefinitely due to coronavirus.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2020 09:13 AM (Xr3y2)

360 I bet 90% of the 1980s Democrats would not make it in today's party.


However bad the D party was before (and they were BAD), the Clintons took that party lower than ever before. They absolutely destroyed any standard of decency that still lingered in it.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 25, 2020 09:14 AM (oVJmc)

361 359 Mission Impossible 7 has been put on hold in Italy indefinitely due to coronavirus.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2020 09:13 AM (Xr3y2)

=========

There's a series that seems to be on a perpetual climb in terms of quality from the second one on.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 25, 2020 09:14 AM (q80AH)

362 Moynihan was more conservative than Trump ever was. It's a sign of how far our paradigm has shifted.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 25, 2020 09:09 AM (V2Yro)


True dat but I have to take issue with some of the praise going to Geraldine Ferraro who I thought was an intellectually vacuous mobbed up hosebag with a really crooked husband. Kind of like a beta version of Pelosi Galore.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 25, 2020 09:14 AM (y7DUB)

363 It's like last week, the story about Biden saying he was arrested with Mandela would have been a huge story for any other candidate.

-
I was actually the first man on the Moon. Neil asked me to take a quick walk around and make sure it was safe.

Posted by: Joe Biden at February 25, 2020 09:15 AM (+y/Ru)

364 LOL, Trump is reminding people today about how Michelle Obama once LOVED Harvey Weinstein.

As I recall, the Obamas even allowed their young daughter to be a Harvey intern.

But that's totes okay, because . . . Obama.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 25, 2020 09:15 AM (k4dH2)

365 355 Movie remakes that are flops are like Communism, the right people were not involved.
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 25, 2020 09:12 AM (k7lPP)

I want a fullon lesbian or homo sex scene in every action movie. Maybe Hans Gruber and one of the other bad guys screwing on a desk. Add some scissoring to every damn Little Women or Emma remake. gold I tell you pure gold!

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 25, 2020 09:15 AM (JFO2v)

366 >>I never do this, but see me at 150 about my observation on signs four days out from the SC primary in Charleston.

Slightly different case up here since the final result is not in question but I have seen exactly no signs for anyone save for the crazy old coot who has a permanent sign for Bernie and progressives and bemoaning walls mounted on his, ahem, wall.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 25, 2020 09:15 AM (ZLI7S)

367 He actually said that? What'd the audience do?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2020 09:11 AM (Xr3y2)

Not sure..the clip cut off after that.

Posted by: Tami at February 25, 2020 09:15 AM (cF8AT)

368 True dat but I have to take issue with some of the praise going to Geraldine Ferraro who I thought was an intellectually vacuous mobbed up hosebag with a really crooked husband. Kind of like a beta version of Pelosi Galore.
Posted by: Captain Hate at February 25, 2020 09:14 AM (y7DUB)

Yes, she was shrill dummy, Mondale's sop to feminists.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 25, 2020 09:15 AM (H8QX8)

369 But wouldn't the boulder have then slammed into the opening to the cave, leaving Indy entombed forever?

You never want to be on the wrong side of the boulder.
Posted by: Muldoon
.....

never thought about that!

One more good reason to re-watch the movie.. at least the opening sequence!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 25, 2020 09:15 AM (CjFDo)

370 364 LOL, Trump is reminding people today about how Michelle Obama once LOVED Harvey Weinstein.

As I recall, the Obamas even allowed their young daughter to be a Harvey intern.

But that's totes okay, because . . . Obama.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer



Harvey Weinstein didn't kill himself.

Too soon?

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 25, 2020 09:16 AM (vN4+Q)

371 If Bloomberg could humble himself and drop out of the race now and throw his support (and money) behind a viable candidate Bernie could be denied the nom. His over-inflated ego won't allow that though so Bernie it is.

Posted by: Guzalot at February 25, 2020 09:16 AM (prSvo)

372 Ferraro spoke the truth....at least once...and got her reward.

https://tinyurl.com/qmxxnsb

Posted by: BignJames at February 25, 2020 09:16 AM (X/Pw5)

373 RE: Sanders (hearts) Cuba:

He also (hearts) Venezuela & Nicaragua, & there's a TON of documentation of that! While his Cuba corazon comments have gotten a lot of attention, so far his profound admiration for Maduro, Hugo Chavez & Daniel Ortega has NOT.

Venezuelan & Nicaraguan refugees/immigrants live & VOTE in Florida too. They are in fact fast growing groups. They're unlikely to agree with Sanders about the benign effects of the dictatorships they fled.

Posted by: mnw at February 25, 2020 09:16 AM (Cssks)

374 366 >>I never do this, but see me at 150 about my observation on signs four days out from the SC primary in Charleston.

Slightly different case up here since the final result is not in question but I have seen exactly no signs for anyone save for the crazy old coot who has a permanent sign for Bernie and progressives and bemoaning walls mounted on his, ahem, wall.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 25, 2020 09:15 AM (ZLI7S)

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I think it's absurd, the lack of signage.

Signs are, if anything, a sign of enthusiasm on the part of the campaigns. If only Tulsi can manage halfway decent sign presence, then the Democratic electorate in this little blue haven (for SC) have got to be outright depressed.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 25, 2020 09:16 AM (q80AH)

375 Harvey Weinstein didn't kill himself.

Too soon?
________________

Maybe not.

They took him to the hospital this a.m., because he was having chest pains.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 25, 2020 09:17 AM (k4dH2)

376 Where did they move the warden after Epstein died?

Weinstein should worry.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 25, 2020 09:17 AM (k7lPP)

377 True dat but I have to take issue with some of the praise going to Geraldine Ferraro who I thought was an intellectually vacuous mobbed up hosebag with a really crooked husband. Kind of like a beta version of Pelosi Galore.
Posted by: Captain Hate at February 25, 2020 09:14 AM (y7DUB)


Yes, at the time she was as you described. It was only in the last few years that she said something that put her on the wrong side of the SJW mob and she was sidelined forever. Everything's relative.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 25, 2020 09:17 AM (zBaqJ)

378 377
Everything's relative.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 25, 2020 09:17 AM (zBaqJ)

===========

Except time.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 25, 2020 09:18 AM (q80AH)

379 RACIST SOUNDGARDEN!!!

Wait, what?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 25, 2020 09:18 AM (NWiLs)

380 >>LOL, Trump is reminding people today about how Michelle Obama once LOVED Harvey Weinstein.


Yup. At the press conference from India this morning he mentioned several prominent Democrats who have taken money from Weinstein, as well as the Democrat party, and then asked if they were planning to return any of that money.

This guy gets it - he is playing their games, using their rules against them. FINALLY fighting back. It's glorious.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 25, 2020 09:18 AM (bDqIh)

381 Geraldine is a terrible name, and that was her best quality.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at February 25, 2020 09:18 AM (H5knJ)

382
Harvey WILL Not Kill Himself...


(Yet)

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 25, 2020 09:18 AM (zBaqJ)

383 Jaws 9 would have had the rubber shark in Medicine Hat. Get some of that sweet Canada production assistance.

Posted by: klaftern at February 25, 2020 09:19 AM (RuIsu)

384 Socialism and Communism are the same thing: government control of the means of production, both agricultural and industrial. Union of Soviet SOCIALIST Republics.

Just because the treasury pays for something does not mean that something is socialism.

Medicare, Medicaid, Food Stamps, etc. are welfare programs, not socialism. They give money to people who have not earned it. They do not control the means of production.

William F. Buckley understood this distinction. Maybe we should also.

Posted by: VADM Collingwood RN - Holding Nelson's Rum Ration at February 25, 2020 09:19 AM (9X60i)

385 Yes, at the time she was as you described. It was only in the last few years that she said something that put her on the wrong side of the SJW mob and she was sidelined forever. Everything's relative.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 25, 2020 09:17 AM (zBaqJ)

In Alabama, everyone's relative.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 25, 2020 09:19 AM (NWiLs)

386 377:It was only in the last few years that she said something that put her on the wrong side of the SJW mob and she was sidelined forever. Everything's relative.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton



I think she made the mistake of defending (more or less) Sarah Palin. An unforgivable sin in the SJW Cult.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 25, 2020 09:19 AM (vN4+Q)

387 Pelosi's been kinda quiet lately. A little too quiet.

Posted by: Clem at February 25, 2020 09:19 AM (l3+k2)

388 (Mad_Liberals extended his Peshwa Warrior video)


I didn't think they could make the original any better. I was wrong. That was hilarious.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy's new band is called The Swinging Epsteins at February 25, 2020 09:20 AM (HaL55)

389 I think she made the mistake of defending (more or less) Sarah Palin. An unforgivable sin in the SJW Cult.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 25, 2020 09:19 AM (vN4+Q)


https://tinyurl.com/qmxxnsb

Posted by: BignJames at February 25, 2020 09:21 AM (X/Pw5)

390 Lock Soundgarden in a Rusty Cage for being racists.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 25, 2020 09:21 AM (IzrwU)

391 I don't know who killed Philip Haney, but I do know who didn't and that would be Philip Haney. Self inflicted GSWs in the case of suicide are rarely in the chest, and, when it does occur, it is usually women for various psychological reasons.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at February 25, 2020 09:21 AM (C1Lsn)

392 "His over-inflated ego won't allow that though so Bernie it is."

Bloomburg and Trump worked well together back in the day. Not suggesting anything; but ....

Posted by: VADM Collingwood RN - Holding Nelson's Rum Ration at February 25, 2020 09:21 AM (9X60i)

393 384 William F. Buckley understood this distinction. Maybe we should also.
Posted by: VADM Collingwood RN - Holding Nelson's Rum Ration at February 25, 2020 09:19 AM (9X60i)

The bigger the government, the less free the individual is to control/pursue his destiny.

What the government gives, or takes from one to give another, the government can take away.

It gets into the weeds to nitpick over terminology. It's liberty vs tyranny, in the end.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 25, 2020 09:21 AM (zBaqJ)

394 I think she made the mistake of defending (more or less) Sarah Palin. An unforgivable sin in the SJW Cult.
_______________

IIRC, they first attacked Ferraro when she said that a white man with Obama's sparse resume' would never have been taken seriously as a presidential candidate. She said that he had received preferential treatment because of his skin color.

Which was entirely true.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 25, 2020 09:21 AM (k4dH2)

395 389 I think she made the mistake of defending (more or less) Sarah Palin. An unforgivable sin in the SJW Cult.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 25, 2020 09:19 AM (vN4+Q)


https://tinyurl.com/qmxxnsb
Posted by: BignJames



I'm at work so no tinyurl here. Won't get past the firewall.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 25, 2020 09:22 AM (vN4+Q)

396 394 IIRC, they first attacked Ferraro when she said that a white man with Obama's sparse resume' would never have been taken seriously as a presidential candidate. She said that he had received preferential treatment because of his skin color.

Which was entirely true.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 25, 2020 09:21 AM (k4dH2)

==========

"Don't forget that clean dialect."
-Harry Reid

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 25, 2020 09:22 AM (q80AH)

397 James Madison:

I believe you posted a few days ago that you have a Cunningham infestation problem in SC?

Well, I got the cure!

Nancy Mace! Your thoughts? Donated yet? I did.

We have to seize the opportunity to go on the political offensive now.

Posted by: mnw at February 25, 2020 09:23 AM (Cssks)

398 So good to know Bernie thinks China is aces because they've brought more people out of extreme poverty than any other country in the world. Not like that icky, ptooey America and her freedoms has. It's clearly evidenced by the world rushing to immigrate to China or storming their borders illegally over the last century, after all.

Posted by: Lady in Black at February 25, 2020 09:23 AM (JoUsr)

399 *runs in from outside*

*waves vigorously*

**runs out, exit stage right**

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at February 25, 2020 09:23 AM (pXgrz)

400 393 384 William F. Buckley understood this distinction. Maybe we should also.
Posted by: VADM Collingwood RN - Holding Nelson's Rum Ration at February 25, 2020 09:19 AM (9X60i)

The bigger the government, the less free the individual is to control/pursue his destiny.

What the government gives, or takes from one to give another, the government can take away.

It gets into the weeds to nitpick over terminology. It's liberty vs tyranny, in the end.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 25, 2020 09:21 AM (zBaqJ)

Fleming v. Nestor, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that workers have no legally binding contractual rights to their Social Security benefits.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 25, 2020 09:23 AM (JFO2v)

401 387 Pelosi's been kinda quiet lately. A little too quiet.
Posted by: Clem at February 25, 2020 09:19 AM (l3+k2)

She must sleep in her native earth until the new moon

Posted by: josephistan at February 25, 2020 09:23 AM (Izzlo)

402 394: Ah, thanks. I had forgotten about that. I do remember Ferrero defending Palin a few times. O'Reilly used to have Ferrero on his show.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 25, 2020 09:23 AM (vN4+Q)

403 I think she made the mistake of defending (more or less) Sarah Palin. An unforgivable sin in the SJW Cult.
Posted by: Puddleglum at February 25, 2020 09:19 AM (vN4+Q)


Palin was an early version of DJT in removing the masks, including even here. She was particularly good at revealing some of the country clubber see you next Tuesdays littering up the GOPe.

I was really depressed at how the McRINO campaign managed to marginalize a unique talent and thought we were permanently fucked. Then the Golden Scalpweasel happened...

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 25, 2020 09:24 AM (y7DUB)

404 397 James Madison:

I believe you posted a few days ago that you have a Cunningham infestation problem in SC?

Well, I got the cure!

Nancy Mace! Your thoughts? Donated yet? I did.

We have to seize the opportunity to go on the political offensive now.
Posted by: mnw at February 25, 2020 09:23 AM (Cssks)

=========

I'll vote for her if she's the nominee.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 25, 2020 09:24 AM (q80AH)

405 I didn't think they could make the original any better. I was wrong. That was hilarious.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy's new band is called The Swinging Epsteins at February 25, 2020 09:20 AM (HaL55)

Right!? I'll be driving my husband nuts playing that for the next 3 days.

Posted by: Tami at February 25, 2020 09:24 AM (cF8AT)

406 394 Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 25, 2020 09:21 AM (k4dH2)


She dared speak the same way as Limbaugh does, and did about Mayor Peter Puffer. If truth interferes with the meme and dogma, the person uttering it will be banished.

They do not want to debate in the arena of ideas. They want to clear the playing field of all opposition.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 25, 2020 09:24 AM (zBaqJ)

407 waiting for art

Posted by: vmom 2020 v10 at February 25, 2020 09:24 AM (G546f)

408 why would the Deep State media cut & run on the new Russia Russia Russia Hoax??? HMMMM

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at February 25, 2020 09:24 AM (BqBId)

409 They give money to people who have not earned it. They do not control the means of production.


*********

However they control the pursestrings of those who do control the means of production, which is in essence the equivalent.

Same donkey, different blanket.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 25, 2020 09:25 AM (m45I2)

410 390 Lock Soundgarden in a Rusty Cage for being racists.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 25, 2020 09:21 AM (IzrwU)

They'll just break it and run.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 25, 2020 09:25 AM (NWiLs)

411 407 waiting for art
Posted by: vmom 2020 v10 at February 25, 2020 09:24 AM (G546f)


Print a 40% off coupon and get thee to a Michaels...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 25, 2020 09:25 AM (zBaqJ)

412 VP picks over the past 50 years were typically made for no typical reason I can discern. Other than that they are considered someone who does not, and will not, come close to the POTUS candidate's star power.

Posted by: Gref at February 25, 2020 09:25 AM (AMIL/)

413 They do not want to debate in the arena of ideas. They want to clear the playing field of all opposition.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 25, 2020 09:24 AM (zBaqJ)


End of discussion!!

Posted by: Bernie at February 25, 2020 09:26 AM (l3+k2)

414 This is what Geraldine Ferraro said that upset the SJW's:

"If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position [of being the Dim presidential candidate in 2008]. And if he was a woman (of any color) he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept."

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 25, 2020 09:26 AM (k4dH2)

415 An Iranian Government official has caught the Corona Virus:

https://tinyurl.com/qwrbbkf

Posted by: Surfperch, presenting without comment at February 25, 2020 09:26 AM (tVQUs)

416 412 VP picks over the past 50 years were typically made for no typical reason I can discern. Other than that they are considered someone who does not, and will not, come close to the POTUS candidate's star power.
Posted by: Gref at February 25, 2020 09:25 AM (AMIL/)

==========

Both Cheney and Biden were chosen as bolsters for lack of foreign policy chops on the parts of W and Obama.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 25, 2020 09:26 AM (q80AH)

417 Once the government has control, authoritarianism follows.

Look at NHS being 'allowed' to deny care to 'racists.'

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 25, 2020 09:26 AM (oVJmc)

418 Nemesis' Javelin

1. Busty space bunnies
2. Space bikinis
3. Blasters
4. Shock lances
5, Fierce comic battle in an onsen.
6. Fast ships, "she'll do .69 past light speed."
7. Swamp planet - all the space bunnies go "eeewww!"
8. Genetically engineered catgirls.
9. Lasers and more lasers, attached to eyeballs optional.
10. Orbital bombardment if you are late on debt payments.
11. Ridiculous SJW species, probably cute and furry, that keeps getting enslaved and threatened/eaten by every galactic underdog with a war crimes rap sheet they champion.
12. Nefarious Space Otters.

Captain's personal log - never ever let Miki near the Alaspin cat-nip ever again. Cat-nipped out cat-girl with hi-powered blaster and a bunch of drunk dog faced pony soldiers in a bar is a bad combination. Port Authority is not pressing charges as long as we never visit this planet again.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 25, 2020 09:27 AM (k7lPP)

419 Soundgarden is racist? Where this come from?

Cornell's been dead for a couple of years now and when he was alive, he wasn't with the band anyway. Had a pretty decent solo career going. I didn't realize Soundgarden was still around.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 25, 2020 09:27 AM (vN4+Q)

420 a comment I placed on the American Spectator article, criticizing the appointment of Grenell to be DNI by Trump:

I understand the concerns of this author, but I think he's completely wrong on all of his conclusions. First, about Grenell staying Ambassador to Germany - so what? First, that position is what allows him to be appointed without senatorial approval to the job Trump NEEDS him to do, and second, so no one does much baby-sitting for Merkel for the next 6 months. So what? The Germans are no
help to us but too weak to cause us much trouble either, so put them on the back burner for awhile.
Drop in and say hello once a month or something.

Second - as to the Intelligence people being able to wait him out; Babbin clearly does not understand the significance of a 7 month only appointment. Grenell is NOT there to make friends or gain allies, his term is much too short for that. Grenell is ONLY there to chew bubblegum and kick ass, and it looks like he's all out of chewing gum. This is Trump appointing Conan the Destroyer to be head of the Intelligence services. Conan, what is best in life????

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 25, 2020 09:27 AM (V2Yro)

421 415 An Iranian Government official has caught the Corona Virus:

https://tinyurl.com/qwrbbkf
Posted by: Surfperch, presenting without comment at February 25, 2020 09:26 AM (tVQUs)


JOOZ to catch hell in 5-4-3-2...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 25, 2020 09:27 AM (zBaqJ)

422 Cuban literacy?
Yeah. They had to learn how to keep those old Chevy's running.

Posted by: JAS at February 25, 2020 09:28 AM (2BZBZ)

423 413 They do not want to debate in the arena of ideas. They want to clear the playing field of all opposition.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 25, 2020 09:24 AM (zBaqJ)


End of discussion!!
Posted by: Bernie at February 25, 2020 09:26 AM (l3+k2)


Golf clap.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 25, 2020 09:28 AM (zBaqJ)

424 One thing Trump did this morning after remarking about what a yuuuuge welcome he got, that he was told by people that they had never seen such a welcome for any other leader, was he credited to the great love and respect India has for *America* - he was just the recipient of this as America's representative.

Can you imagine Obama, Hilary saying that? For all his hyperbole and self-promotion*, he loves to credit America for all her accomplishments, values, and opportunities.
*Think a lot of his self-promotion/repetitive stories about his various political wins is to counter the fake news. He is overriding the fast news cycle by bringing up stories/wins from months past so that their narrative will not be the last word.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 25, 2020 09:29 AM (bDqIh)

425 417 Once the government has control, authoritarianism follows.

Look at NHS being 'allowed' to deny care to 'racists.'
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 25, 2020 09:26 AM (oVJmc)

It's interesting to note that the opposite of this statement is ALSO true: Once the government loses control, authoritarianism follows.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 25, 2020 09:29 AM (V2Yro)

426 VP picks over the past 50 years were typically made for no typical reason I can discern. Other than that they are considered someone who does not, and will not, come close to the POTUS candidate's star power.
Posted by: Gref at February 25, 2020 09:25 AM (AMIL/)
+++++++++++++
And there is some appeal in having a dangerous doofus as running mate, so as to make people not want to remove you.

But sometimes it's it fill a whole on the ticket - like Pence appealing to the "religious right" or Cheney appealing to the hawks.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 25, 2020 09:29 AM (hYcqw)

427 Non-Zero?

I'd say there's a 90% chance Bernie refuses to debate PDT.

Posted by: Allie at February 25, 2020 09:29 AM (5Fjva)

428 Iran Deputy Health Minister tests positive for coronavirus a day after clearly unwell in public press conference.

Posted by: McCool at February 25, 2020 09:30 AM (lWCRE)

429 Outwardly, Steven and Kate [Spielberg] - who are the most evolved parents in the world and love their kids beyond all measure - have always been supportive of Mikaela and try to understand her

-
Never be an evolved parent.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 25, 2020 09:30 AM (+y/Ru)

430 Posted by: Lady in Black at February 25, 2020 09:23 AM (JoUsr)

It is undeniable that many Chinese are no longer impoverished. The real question (and one that journalists are too stupid to ask), is whether more would have been brought out of poverty, and more quickly with far less death, under a free market scheme.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 25, 2020 09:30 AM (dLLD6)

431 Madison

Is there a GOP candidate in Cunningham's district you like as much as Mace? From my limited reading, I had thought she was the presumptive GOP nominee there.

I've also donated to GOP challengers Hinson in IA, & Chase in NM. I like Burgess Owens in UT also, but I presume as a former NFL star he can arrange his own ample funding.

Posted by: mnw at February 25, 2020 09:30 AM (Cssks)

432 429 Outwardly, Steven and Kate [Spielberg] - who are the most evolved parents in the world and love their kids beyond all measure - have always been supportive of Mikaela and try to understand her

-
Never be an evolved parent.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 25, 2020 09:30 AM (+y/Ru)

Ugh. Bash with rock.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 25, 2020 09:30 AM (NWiLs)

433 One thing Trump did this morning after remarking about what a yuuuuge welcome he got, that he was told by people that they had never seen such a welcome for any other leader, was he credited to the great love and respect India has for *America* - he was just the recipient of this as America's representative.
...
Posted by: Lizzy at February 25, 2020 09:29 AM (bDqIh)
+++++++++++++
He has a good track record of remembering who he works for. He's a braggart and loves some self-aggrandizement, too, but he seems to remember what his job is.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 25, 2020 09:31 AM (hYcqw)

434 421 415 An Iranian Government official has caught the Corona Virus:
https://tinyurl.com/qwrbbkf
Posted by: Surfperch, presenting without comment at February 25, 2020 09:26 AM (tVQUs)

JOOZ to catch hell in 5-4-3-2...
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 25, 2020 09:27 AM (zBaqJ)

But don't anyone suggest that the Iranian Govm't has been doing a bunch of under the table deals with the Chinese, oh no, the Iranians would never send any of their people over to China. No way. Not a chance.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 25, 2020 09:31 AM (V2Yro)

435 So, running through the numbers of past elections, it seems like, in the absence of a serious third party challenger like Perot or Wallace, third party candidates usually capture about 1% of the total vote.

2016 was 6%, which is historically very high without that sort of big challenger.

So, assuming no third party challenge from Bloomberg (I don't buy that he will since it would guarantee a Trump election), I would imagine that that number would revert closer to the historical average, maybe 2-3%. From what I've seen, I think most of the increased third party support came from the Republican Party instead of the Democratic Party because most of the increased support went to the Libertarian Party instead of the Green Party.

I really, really think that Trump is going to get a lot of support that went elsewhere in 2016. I also imagine there are those who simply didn't vote who will come back to voting.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 25, 2020 09:31 AM (q80AH)

436 So the other Spielberg kids are train wrecks waiting to happen...

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 25, 2020 09:31 AM (k7lPP)

437 >>They do not want to debate in the arena of ideas. They want to clear the playing field of all opposition.



Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 25, 2020 09:24 AM (zBaqJ)



- - - -


End of discussion!!

Posted by: Bernie

- - - -

You got it, boss: clear the playing field!

Posted by: James Hodgkinson at February 25, 2020 09:31 AM (bDqIh)

438 Sanders / Clinton nov. 2020


Clinton/ Clinton feb 2021

Posted by: Paid for by the Hillary Clinton for President PAC at February 25, 2020 09:31 AM (KQuMS)

439 nood
art
bleak
Wyeth

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 25, 2020 09:33 AM (PkVlr)

440 It is undeniable that many Chinese are no longer impoverished. The real question (and one that journalists are too stupid to ask), is whether more would have been brought out of poverty, and more quickly with far less death, under a free market scheme.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 25, 2020 09:30 AM (dLLD6)
+++++++++++
It's hard to argue a counterfactual, but the freer the Asian economy, the richer it is (per capita). Hong Kong is richer than South Korea is richer than Taiwan is richer than China.

Another tack would be "was it worth it at the expense of Western industry?" That gets into relative values, but I would answer "no."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 25, 2020 09:33 AM (hYcqw)

441 Non-Zero?

I'd say there's a 90% chance Bernie refuses to debate PDT.



Trump will just record every Bernie appearance and debate the videotape.

He's not at all shy about calling people out, is he?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 25, 2020 09:34 AM (oVJmc)

442 >>He has a good track record of remembering who he works for. He's a
braggart and loves some self-aggrandizement, too, but he seems to
remember what his job is.

Yup. It's like when you start listening to Rush Limbaugh - you wonder could he possible BE more egotistical, talk about himself any more than he does. Then, once you get used to his patter, you see the persona vs. the man, and the humility as well as the driven competitor.

Posted by: James Hodgkinson at February 25, 2020 09:35 AM (bDqIh)

443 RACIST SOUNDGARDEN!!!

Wait, what?
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 25, 2020 09:18 AM (NWiLs)


Yeah, I kinda fucked that off......

Posted by: Sponge at February 25, 2020 09:35 AM (Zz0t1)

444 Romney thinks "anti-foreign goods" is a bad thing? American manufacturing is something worthy of derision? What an absolute horrible man he is. The more I know about him the more disgusted I am. Based on J. J.'s article, he knew he needed PT's endorsement to win, so he had no moral dilemma requesting the endorsement, even though he despised him.

Posted by: EveR at February 25, 2020 09:35 AM (ZZDMQ)

445 The disconnect between liberal/Progressive pieties and reality is surely one of the great features of our time. Today, Bing's home page has a quaint sculpture of a marching band "celebrating" Mardi Gras.

The reality is "Mardi Gras" (and the enriching diversity it is supposed to represent) is primarily about public drunkenness, shimmy shaking and dope smoking. Yet "Mardi Gras" was, is and must always be must be the Greatest Thing Ever according to the Lords of Diversity.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at February 25, 2020 09:35 AM (koNhm)

446 Romney thinks "anti-foreign goods" is a bad thing? American manufacturing is something worthy of derision? What an absolute horrible man he is. The more I know about him the more disgusted I am. Based on J. J.'s article, he knew he needed PT's endorsement to win, so he had no moral dilemma requesting the endorsement, even though he despised him.
Posted by: EveR at February 25, 2020 09:35 AM (ZZDMQ)
+++++++++++
Oriental manufacturing is more accretive to shareholder value. It's knock-on effects of post-industrial wastelands, poverty and government dependence domestically don't matter.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 25, 2020 09:36 AM (hYcqw)

447 Trump arriving at India's official welcome:

https://tinyurl.com/sn77fak

-
I like the beginning of Patton where be is greeted by a horse mounted drum and bugle corps.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 25, 2020 09:36 AM (+y/Ru)

448 Posted by: Anna Puma at February 25, 2020 09:27 AM (k7lPP)

7.5 space bunny swamp planet mud-wrastling.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at February 25, 2020 09:38 AM (1CjJc)

449 Somewhere, probably in the loo, Justine Trudeau is crying into his Bollywood costume.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 25, 2020 09:39 AM (k7lPP)

450 168 I dunno. It feels like Mini-Mike is reaching media saturation. He can keep flushing that money, but its not going to change any more minds.
Posted by: Marcus T at February 25, 2020 08:29 AM (VpIIl)

His whole candidacy seems like watching a mockumentary.
Posted by: Captain Hate at February 25, 2020 08:36 AM (y7DUB)

So, his appeal,is becoming more selective?

Posted by: Heirloominati at February 25, 2020 09:40 AM (GC07d)

451 325 319 I think JackStraw's read that it was all cover to protect him from investigation from the Trump administration is right.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 25, 2020 09:07 AM (q80AH)

And he's under so much stress from that prospect that he's losing it faster and faster.

Posted by: m at February 25, 2020 09:41 AM (KXX3K)

452 354 Trump arriving at India's official welcome:

https://tinyurl.com/sn77fak

I was really hoping he'd come in like this though:

https://tinyurl.com/qpj2x9t

(Mad_Liberals extended his Peshwa Warrior video)
Posted by: Tami at February 25, 2020 09:12 AM (cF8AT)

Could still happen at an indoor venue!

Posted by: m at February 25, 2020 09:43 AM (KXX3K)

453 the problem with China's/Cuba's/Venezuela's/Cambodia's/Albania's extreme poverty was that they were more or less functional economies until the Party Elite turned all their countrymen into slaves tied to the land.


Posted by: Kindltot at February 25, 2020 09:51 AM (6rS3m)

454 I like the beginning of Patton where be is greeted by a horse mounted drum and bugle corps.

Magnificent. I wish our troops looked that good.
Bet the Brits wished they looked as Brit as those Indian ceremonial troops.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 25, 2020 10:02 AM (8IOEj)

455 Which loo does Trudeau cry in?

Posted by: klaftern at February 25, 2020 10:05 AM (RuIsu)

456 Authoritarian/Communist regimes did take millions out of poverty. They did so by killing them.

Posted by: jim at February 25, 2020 10:23 AM (DF+pC)

457 Bernie's comments on China reminds me of the Star Trek episode, "Patterns of Force". There an old white haired guy turns a planet into Nazi Germany because on Earth the Nazis turned Germany around so quickly after WWW I.

Posted by: KungPow at February 25, 2020 10:52 AM (EeZWf)

458 WOW.
Never thought I would see the day that democrats would openly criticize communist Cuba and Castro.
God really does work in mysterious ways.

Posted by: R shackleford at February 25, 2020 12:15 PM (rrf0R)

459 His (Bernie's) views are the most utterly abhorrent, absolute lies and distortions of the worst kind about the most evil, murderous, destructive political force in history

But yeah, let's talk about his honesty.

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at February 25, 2020 12:28 PM (17+9D)

460 I'm reminded of another instance where members of a state's congress ran from the state to prevent a quorum. I think it was Wisconsin, almost a decade ago, back when Scott Walker was in ascendency.

The shoe is on the other foot this time. But, since I'm pretty sure the drive-by media thought that was a brave stand for the Wisconsin, it's only right that we cheer on the also-brave senators of Oregon who also took a stand.

Posted by: Another Anon at February 25, 2020 12:37 PM (O+2Ti)

461 I guess these fools are going to push, push, push until someone has to finally stack them in the streets like cordwood, then t next pile these Leninists/Maoists onto the nightly funeral pyres (look, AlWhore and DiCRAPIO. . . . we're saving electricity!), and then tossing their worthless phosphates into the pig sties to be mixed with their base elements. If we stumble across a Deep Stater or severe RINO, we'll piss on their desecrated corpses before we toss them onto the pyres with the stinking wretched Marxist Rats. So. . . . .Libbies. . . .maybe you should think about pushing back from the table and start playing a more benign game. . . . . .

Posted by: H8MarxRats at February 25, 2020 12:50 PM (7fNtq)

462 Appalachian trail is a barrier to all pipelines. I say YES. no more Texas enegy to the eastern seaboard. Get you energy from Wash DC hot air. plenty of itLet us allow the left coasts (east and west) go there merry wind farm ways (and deal with outages, its tough, so have at it)

Posted by: politics uber alles at February 25, 2020 02:29 PM (0hOKG)

463 The Dems are a bunch of BS !!! They all believe what Sanders says but do not have the guts to state it until in office...................

Posted by: James at February 25, 2020 02:35 PM (qM84C)

464 Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but Castro's "literacy program" consisted mainly of forcing people to memorize propaganda. Raising the question; what's the value of literacy if the only thing you can read is Commie propaganda.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at February 26, 2020 11:56 AM (BeYX8)

465 The Dems are a bunch of BS !!! They all believe what Sanders says but do not have the guts to state it until in office...................

Bernie says the quiet part out loud.

His cult gets really bitchy when you point out that all the Democrats are pretty much the same.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at February 26, 2020 12:02 PM (BeYX8)

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