The State of Our Cities That Our Media Is Hiding From You

Mike Doran:

I've been exchanging messages with friends about what what's happening in our cities: NY, Philadelphia and LA especially. A lot of disturbing things are not making the news. Even Republicans aren't drawing attention to it. Here's a message from a friend about life in NY today:


"Here's my neighborhood, Mike: An elderly man, enjoying dinner w/his wife at an outdoor restaurant, punched in the face. A woman waiting for the subway to come stabbed in the back. An older neighbor pausing to catch his breath told to pay two dollars in protection money or get the fuck off that particular street corner. This is just the ten block radius from where I live in the last six days."

Other friends from NY talk about shattered business districts, drugstores with locked shelves, and hundreds of homeless people and parolees, including sex offenders, being moved into hotels on the Upper West Side adjacent to schools and playgrounds, which are filled with needles again like in the 1970s. Friends in Philadelphia report large homeless encampments in the city center and being robbed at gunpoint.

Friends in LA talk about squatters taking over empty homes in professional class neighborhoods whose residents fantasize about emigrating to Canada. Friends in all three cities have seen police officers refuse to get out of their cars while large-scale lawbreaking takes place in front of them. Thatís in addition to the obvious mayhem being perpetrated on a nightly basis in Portland, Seattle and Chicago. Estimates are that up to one million people have already fled New York City -- meaning nearly everyone who has the means to leave has left.

Minneapolis is a smoldering ruin that has sustained untold damage to its immigrant neighborhoods. This is not what I am reading. This is what I am hearing from people directly.

Make no mistake about it: America is now in the middle of a 70s style urban crisis whose root is a well-founded fear of violent crime and social collapse in the midst of a pandemic. The destructive spiral that has been unleashed by leftwing play-acting at revolution and pursuit of stupid fantasies of abolishing the police is destroying our greatest cities.

As urban residents vote with their feet, we are being left with empty urban shells with no tax base and no meaningful employment. The fact that the business of Washington DC is the Federal government and the national media is now centered here is blinding our society to what's actually happening in other big cities across the country.

What's happening is this: Thirty years of very meaningful social and economic progress in our cities -- which has hugely benefited minorities -- is being undone by a toxic coalition of professional ideologues and "organizers," rich kids in Che t-shirts, well-coiffed Mayors, and a National Democratic Party that pretends that the ongoing destruction of minority owned businesses and the social and economic infrastructure that is a primary engine for raising African American and immigrant families into the middle class is somehow about "civil rights" or "racial inequality." It is not.

It is about a war on the American middle class being waged from above and below by people whose response to the values and the struggles of average American families is hostility and contempt -- and who imagine that the threat of further violence is a crowbar they can use to get Donald Trump out of the White House. Sacrificing America's cities on the altar of their political cause may seem bizarre, because thatís where so many of their voters live -- but it's not. Who else are urban liberals going to vote for? Suburbanites canít help but see the destruction of the cities as a harbinger of what could be next for them. The question is who can protect them -- Donald Trump, or the people who celebrate the CHAZ.

Posted by: Ace at 03:00 PM




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1 5yg33y4

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 13, 2020 03:01 PM (G51Gf)

2 wv4i9vw4mjpqmpi

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 13, 2020 03:01 PM (G51Gf)

3
So let it be said, so let it be done.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 13, 2020 03:01 PM (G51Gf)

4 well said, Blonde

Posted by: nurse ratched at August 13, 2020 03:02 PM (W2Pud)

5 Our cities are led by modern day Nero types.

Posted by: navybrat, at large at August 13, 2020 03:02 PM (w7KSn)

6 They aren't going to tell the truth

Posted by: CN at August 13, 2020 03:02 PM (ONvIw)

7 Biden and Harris call for nationwide mask mandate.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 13, 2020 03:02 PM (aKsyK)

8 I come for Ace's wisdom. I get bats.

Posted by: Draki at August 13, 2020 03:03 PM (XTb1H)

9 The Socialists have taken over the cities.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 13, 2020 03:03 PM (bDqIh)

10 The parasites have overwhelmed the host.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 13, 2020 03:03 PM (SgjGX)

11 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at August 13, 2020 03:03 PM (Zz0t1)

12
Ive gotten this far:

>>Friends in LA talk about squatters taking over empty homes in professional class neighborhoods whose residents fantasize about emigrating to Canada.

1 - Empty homes in professional class neighborhoods? wth? Gotta find out more about that.

2 - Fantasize about emigrating to Canada? Have they tried *voting*?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 13, 2020 03:03 PM (G51Gf)

13 What's not so funny is this was the world the media was portraying was going to turn into under Trump, except against minorities like Muslims and illegal aliens. Basically that it would be "open season". Instead it's directed in the opposite direction with the media cheering them on.

But what do you want to bet the people victimized in these deep blue cities have "Black Lives Matter" all over their social media pages?

Posted by: Blago at August 13, 2020 03:04 PM (gkdnV)

14 The urban crisis is much worse than the 1970's. Not only.are people making ready to abandon their cities, the pandemic plus the Internet makes staying in cities increasingly obsolete. Which means the strategies Democrats used to keep control over the population will be increasingly ineffective... and make the cities particularly vulnerable to a dictatorial takeover.

Posted by: trev006 at August 13, 2020 03:04 PM (Wd/c5)

15 The objective is destruction for the sake of destruction.


Posted by: Mikey NTH -Boo Hoo? You Do! Pity Party Supplies at The Outrage Outlet! at August 13, 2020 03:04 PM (75OeF)

16 And we had no homeless from 2009-2016.

Posted by: ... at August 13, 2020 03:04 PM (vGjSz)

17 2 - Fantasize about emigrating to Canada? Have they tried *voting*?

What? Like, for a Republican? There are some ideas that are beyond the pale!

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 13, 2020 03:04 PM (SgjGX)

18 Not us Ace, them

Posted by: Skip at August 13, 2020 03:05 PM (OjZpE)

19 Who rules Democrat Town?

Posted by: Mikey NTH -Boo Hoo? You Do! Pity Party Supplies at The Outrage Outlet! at August 13, 2020 03:05 PM (75OeF)

20 >>Friends in all three cities have seen police officers refuse to get out of their cars while large-scale lawbreaking takes place in front of them.



Why bother making arrests when they will be right back on the street thanks to the new no-bail policy?

Why bother? Mission accomplished, Socialists!

Posted by: Lizzy at August 13, 2020 03:05 PM (bDqIh)

21 Democrats are holding a pick axe, smashing away at your town. While he swings the axe, he's explaining to you how it's utterly evil that the Republicans are doing this to you.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 13, 2020 03:05 PM (WvQcX)

22 Elect Joe Biden.

This will be Everytown, USA.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at August 13, 2020 03:05 PM (Zz0t1)

23 The whiny little bitches better learn to vote better or protect themselves. The who's gonna wipe my ass attitude needs to go if you're anti LEO.

Posted by: CN at August 13, 2020 03:05 PM (ONvIw)

24 Urban? That sounds racist. We shan't talk about it.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 13, 2020 03:06 PM (1ISKN)

25 But what do you want to bet the people victimized in these deep blue cities have "Black Lives Matter" all over their social media pages?

Posted by: Blago at August 13, 2020 03:04 PM (gkdnV)

Gotta disguise yourself as a commie to avoid the gulag.

The left's problem is that a lot of people are willing to abandon their cities outright instead. Those will be the smart ones. The dumb ones, including those working for Fox News, will be caught up in the increasingly vicious purity spiral.

Posted by: trev006 at August 13, 2020 03:06 PM (Wd/c5)

26 Democrats want you to die and don't care how they get it done.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at August 13, 2020 03:06 PM (Zz0t1)

27 I got the heck out of Houston last year. Here's the deal. The cities are basically bankrupt. All of these dem mayors and councils have raided the local treasuries and the bill is coming due.

This election is also about federalizing all the debt these dems have created by promising massive pensions they don't fund.

Posted by: DanMan at August 13, 2020 03:06 PM (XTiHL)

28 There are two opposing trends in urban development: one is the exponential growth of cities and the other is shrinking cities, which are characterized by a decrease in number of residents. Since the 2008 financial crisis, there have been great changes in the Pearl River Delta (PRD), where growing and shrinking areas coexist. We must analyze cities' growth and shrinkage in respect of urban construction and economic vitality in the PRD in spatial term. Thus, we would define land use changes in urban construction to characterize growth by using Landsat Thematic Mapper data on urban built-up areas of the PRD region in 2000, 2009, and 2013; and we can characterize economic activities for vitality by using Defense Meteorological Satellite Program/Operational Linescan System nighttime light data in various years after time continuous correction and vegetation correction, in combination with population data. Four different types of space would be identified in this region, namely continuous growth, transformational growth, stationary, and shrinkage. From there we can provide policy recommendations and planning strategies for the future development of shrinking cities in China. Shrinkage is considered to be only a short-term stage in the urbanization process faced by most cities in China and abroad. Technological progress and industrial transformation are likely to be critical factors affecting the direction of urban development, where cities can resume growth from shrinkage by revitalizing manufacturing industry and economic activities through education, innovation, and technology.

Posted by: WitchDoktor's Eight Year Old Kid at August 13, 2020 03:06 PM (4k/Uz)

29 this is why I'm not surprised that UPenn has gone all virtual.
Much easier to support PLM/Antifa if the precious progeny are off rioteering and not gettung mugged

Posted by: vmom 2020 Pinky Raised in Superciliousity at August 13, 2020 03:06 PM (J8nVw)

30 Posted by: MIRROR UNIVERSE NEIL GORSUCH at August 13, 2020 03:06 PM (Pzzpr)

You DICK!!!!

Posted by: Jeff Spicoli at August 13, 2020 03:06 PM (Zz0t1)

31 1 5yg33y4
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 13, 2020 03:01 PM (G51Gf)

just for my own curiosity, what is that?

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 13, 2020 03:06 PM (Kpl3J)

32 Trump needs to get Biden and Harris talking about guns.

Posted by: blaster at August 13, 2020 03:06 PM (ZfRYq)

33 National Democratic Party that pretends that the ongoing destruction of minority owned businesses

Never mind "minority-owned" businesses. How about some concern for businesses generally?

You don't have to justify opposition to this outrage on the basis of its impact on minorities, and it's invidious to do so. The outrageous behavior affects all of us.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 13, 2020 03:06 PM (PNB8i)

34
well said, Blonde
Posted by: nurse ratched

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Thank you, nurse. Your time to meep shall come again.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 13, 2020 03:06 PM (G51Gf)

35 Why would even leftwing mayors wish to destroy their cities and drive out the tax base they need?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at August 13, 2020 03:07 PM (ZL+xF)

36 Excellent piece.

Posted by: runner at August 13, 2020 03:07 PM (w0XWc)

37 I am rather conflicted. On the one hand, they are American cities. On the other hand, they are Democrat controlled American cities.

Posted by: tubal at August 13, 2020 03:07 PM (bCLt0)

38
Even Republicans aren't drawing attention to it.

Big surprise there, NOT!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 13, 2020 03:07 PM (aKsyK)

39 21 Democrats are holding a pick axe, smashing away at your town. While he swings the axe, he's explaining to you how it's utterly evil that the Republicans are doing this to you.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 13, 2020 03:05 PM (WvQcX)

Of course they are, just as somehow conservatives are responsible for the policies of Frey, Walz and Ellison in MN. Any one of them could have looked at policing policies. Yet, let's mobilize against the WH?

Posted by: CN at August 13, 2020 03:07 PM (ONvIw)

40 >>It is about a war on the American middle class being waged from above and below by people whose response to the values and the struggles of average American families is hostility and contempt -- and who imagine that the threat of further violence is a crowbar they can use to get Donald Trump out of the White House.



Shorter: It's about a war on **America**.
They aim to destroy it, all of it, and remake it into their Socialist, one-world utopia

Posted by: Lizzy at August 13, 2020 03:07 PM (bDqIh)

41
just for my own curiosity, what is that?
Posted by: Tom Servo

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It's what the spirits told me. They guide the side of my first over the keyboard.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 13, 2020 03:07 PM (G51Gf)

42 Ace - get out. Run. Its a trap!

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 13, 2020 03:08 PM (922zJ)

43 "Why would even leftwing mayors wish to destroy their cities and drive out the tax base they need?"

Because, F you, whitey.

Posted by: navybrat, at large at August 13, 2020 03:08 PM (w7KSn)

44 Yeah go to Canada. They will fit right in with those America hating snowbillies.

Posted by: steevy at August 13, 2020 03:08 PM (HwiWi)

45 34
well said, Blonde
Posted by: nurse ratched

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Thank you, nurse. Your time to meep shall come again.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 13, 2020 03:06 PM (G51Gf)

Meep Another Day.

Posted by: tubal at August 13, 2020 03:08 PM (bCLt0)

46 These tales of woe are bourbon for my soul.

Posted by: Regular joe at August 13, 2020 03:08 PM (L9P9s)

47 Trump needs to get Biden and Harris talking about guns.
Posted by: blaster at August 13, 2020 03:06 PM (ZfRYq)


Just get ya a double barrel and choot through the door.

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 13, 2020 03:08 PM (Zz0t1)

48 Things are scary as shit in Oakland.

The outright overt hated of and barely-contained violence toward white and Asian people by blacks just permeates the atmosphere. It was bad before, but now it's just out in the open. Direct, unapologetic hostility. Violence seemingly about to erupt at any moment.

I know people -- white liberals with BLM signs in the windows - who drive over the hill to Orinda to go shopping rather than risk just walking down the street in parts of Oakland.

Posted by: zombie at August 13, 2020 03:08 PM (HEEq1)

49 My cat says it's a damn shame what's happening in cities and he's happy to be roaming in a small, rat-free town.

Posted by: huerfano at August 13, 2020 03:08 PM (9dnxb)

50 We need to know law enforcement will have the Common Person's back and not prosecute those who literally fight back. It was common law that looters were SHOT. These modern day outlaws need out-law treatment, i.e. Automatic Death Penalty, to be dealt by anyone who happens by with enough arms.

Posted by: dc at August 13, 2020 03:08 PM (u0crE)

51 35 Why would even leftwing mayors wish to destroy their cities and drive out the tax base they need?
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at August 13, 2020 03:07 PM (ZL+xF

The promise of jobs in a Biden Admin or Soros dollars.

Posted by: CN at August 13, 2020 03:08 PM (ONvIw)

52 I don't understand what the long game is here. Blue cities are filled with blue voters so blue politicians are just punishing their own voters and tax base.
Those that put Trump in office don't live in these places to begin with.
Or maybe it's just that leftism is destructive and there is no end goal.

Posted by: Iasonas at August 13, 2020 03:08 PM (IVj0Y)

53 I know one troll who should wear a mask with a muzzle on it so he would shut up.

Posted by: WitchDoktor's Eight Year Old Kid at August 13, 2020 03:08 PM (4k/Uz)

54
This election is also about federalizing all the debt these dems have created by promising massive pensions they don't fund.
Posted by: DanMan at August 13, 2020 03:06 PM (XTiHL)

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Yup. Oh, and your 401k? That's the government's money, you know. Here's our IOU.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 13, 2020 03:08 PM (mht8P)

55
LOL.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 13, 2020 03:08 PM (/nZod)

56 what to do?

Do you forbid these rich, entitled elitists from moving? Force them to live with the consequences of their voting choices?

Do you force elected individuals to live in the WORST neighborhoods they represent and send their children to the rotten schools they force their electorate to tolerate?

Do you take away the tax payer provided special security the elected receive for themselves and their families? How about the locks on their doors?

Posted by: nurse ratched at August 13, 2020 03:09 PM (W2Pud)

57 Luckily most of us awake not woke are reading it every day..
legalinsurrection.com/five year old boy ( white)shot at point blank range (black guy) national media silent

Random murder in front of boys to young sisters

Posted by: Skip at August 13, 2020 03:09 PM (OjZpE)

58 Why would even leftwing mayors wish to destroy their cities and drive out the tax base they need?
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at August 13, 2020 03:07 PM (ZL+xF)


They don't. The problem is that they don't have much say in the matter.

The activist class are in a escalating spiral to try and outdo one another. It's social positioning for leadership. Meanwhile, the nihilists like the feeling of power they get from smashing shit. And the higher ups in the political organizations see these riots as a way to mobilize the youth vote.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 13, 2020 03:09 PM (SgjGX)

59 37 I am rather conflicted. On the one hand, they are American cities. On the other hand, they are Democrat controlled American cities.
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Never spook a bird shitting in its own nest. Just nod and move along. Shitbirds everywhere.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 13, 2020 03:09 PM (922zJ)

60 35 Why would even leftwing mayors wish to destroy their cities and drive out the tax base they need?
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Why would a liberal woke parent inject hormone blockers into their own children? .... liberalism is a mental disorder.

Posted by: Pliney at August 13, 2020 03:09 PM (nzKWW)

61
>>America is now in the middle of a 70s style urban crisis whose root is a well-founded fear of violent crime and social collapse in the midst of a pandemic.

Trump needs to shut this Dempanic the hell down.

Also: He needs to tell the minority voters who are walking away to vote Republican on the state and local level, too. Otherwise, he'll have to send tanks in to solve their problems.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 13, 2020 03:10 PM (G51Gf)

62 >>I am rather conflicted. On the one hand, they are American cities. On the other hand, they are Democrat controlled American cities.


They start the trends.

These ideas get beta-tested in places like California, and then next thing you know, your local city councilman or mayor is trying to implement it. And they may have even moved to your fine city/town from one of these blue state sh#tholes.

I watched in happen in Colorado, and it will happen elsewhere.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 13, 2020 03:10 PM (bDqIh)

63 Our cities are led by modern day Nero types.
Posted by: navybrat, at large at August 13, 2020 03:02 PM (w7KSn)


You asked for it.

https://youtu.be/bE47er6qnqg

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at August 13, 2020 03:10 PM (Zz0t1)

64 Biden says we should wear masks outside for next 3 months and governors should mandate it.

Posted by: blaster at August 13, 2020 03:10 PM (ZfRYq)

65 Friends in all three cities have seen police officers refuse to get out of their cars while large-scale lawbreaking takes place in front of them.

>>>>>

And thus the reason "crime rates" drop in these cities while murders climb quickly.

Posted by: Buzzion at August 13, 2020 03:10 PM (d0WgS)

66 With the implementation of 'non-prosecution' and no police, they are giving free reign to their mob to destroy everything.


There's truth to their motive in that.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 13, 2020 03:10 PM (WvQcX)

67 64 Biden says we should wear masks outside for next 3 months and governors should mandate it.
Posted by: blaster at August 13, 2020 03:10 PM (ZfRYq)

This senile old fuck needs to go back in the cellar

Posted by: CN at August 13, 2020 03:11 PM (ONvIw)

68 whose residents fantasize about emigrating to Canada.

Do these people ever wonder what they're not being told about what's going on in Canada?

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at August 13, 2020 03:11 PM (eHs5Q)

69 There are some signs that the worm is turning.

The scumbag Atlanta prosecutor who charged the cops for capping the crazy dude with the taser just got his ass beat for reelection in a 40 point blowout.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 13, 2020 03:11 PM (unn44)

70 Don't worry. Abolishing prisons and defunding police will make cities much better places.

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 13, 2020 03:11 PM (+lVUW)

71 35 Why would even leftwing mayors wish to destroy their cities and drive out the tax base they need?
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at August 13, 2020 03:07 PM (ZL+xF)

People who live , breathe, and regurgitate the left wing ideology do not believe what they are actually seeing. If you adopt that type of ideology, you are not rationally thinking. You do not have a reality view of the world. It's like the old saying about communism, it fails because it wasn't "done right". These mayors and officials believe their type of socialism will work because it's not been tried before.

Posted by: Jen the original at August 13, 2020 03:11 PM (PqulF)

72 Just occurred to me that a presidential candidate's choice for VP usually gets a week of media coverage and so forth, but Trump comes out with the announcement of the Israel/UAE peace accord just a day later and Biden's narrative is obliterated.
Trump deserves a Nobel for this (but that will never happen) and all credit for almost casually announcing that he's brokered an historic deal in an election year.

Posted by: Defund NeverTrump at August 13, 2020 03:11 PM (0jZvB)

73 54
This election is also about federalizing all the debt these dems have created by promising massive pensions they don't fund.
Posted by: DanMan at August 13, 2020 03:06 PM (XTiHL)

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Yup. Oh, and your 401k? That's the government's money, you know. Here's our IOU.
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The rule of Ponzi Schemes means only one shithole city/state will win the Federal Pension Bail Out Prize. So its now a competition on who is first. My money is on Chicago.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 13, 2020 03:11 PM (922zJ)

74
Meep Another Day.
Posted by: tubal at August 13, 2020 03:08 PM (bCLt0)


Meep and Let Meep.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at August 13, 2020 03:11 PM (Zz0t1)

75 Well then. Bye.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, 1.5 feet in the grave at August 13, 2020 03:11 PM (4k/Uz)

76 Posted by: MIRROR UNIVERSE NEIL GORSUCH at August 13, 2020 03:11 PM (Pzzpr)

You DICK!!!!

Posted by: Jeff Spicoli at August 13, 2020 03:12 PM (Zz0t1)

77 Twitter has to be the stupidest medium available to deliver this story - just from a practical standpoint, never mind the noxious and toxic environment that it is.

Posted by: working_man at August 13, 2020 03:12 PM (qfrtL)

78 Democrats want you to die and don't care how they get it done.
Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at August 13, 2020 03:06 PM (Zz0t1)

That's totally unfair. We at least have to get some torture in there.

Posted by: Democrats at August 13, 2020 03:12 PM (vGjSz)

79 Trump needs to shut this Dempanic the hell down.

Posted by:†Blonde Morticia†at August 13, 2020 03:10 PM (G51Gf)

I'm starting to wonder why. Let the cities burn. Being a pack of assholes should come with consequences.

Posted by: trev006 at August 13, 2020 03:12 PM (Wd/c5)

80 Shit, MUMR found out how to use bold font. This won't end well.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 13, 2020 03:12 PM (1ISKN)

81 70 Don't worry. Abolishing prisons and defunding police will make cities much better places.
Posted by: nerdygirl at August 13, 2020 03:11 PM (+lVUW)

They'll all be Chappaqua or Santa Barbara

Posted by: CN at August 13, 2020 03:12 PM (ONvIw)

82 Do you take away the tax payer provided special security the elected receive for themselves and their families? How about the locks on their doors?
Posted by: nurse ratched at August 13, 2020 03:09 PM (W2Pud)

Absolutely!

Posted by: vmom 2020 Pinky Raised in Superciliousity at August 13, 2020 03:12 PM (J8nVw)

83 Posted by: MIRROR UNIVERSE NEIL GORSUCH at August 13, 2020 03:12 PM (Pzzpr)

You DICK!!!!

Posted by: Jeff Spicoli at August 13, 2020 03:12 PM (Zz0t1)

84
Turnout in the last NYC mayoral election was 18%. I don't think it was vote suppression by Republican meanies that did it.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 13, 2020 03:12 PM (mht8P)

85 How much would you wager any movies coming out soon will feature villainous Republican mayors and businessmen?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at August 13, 2020 03:12 PM (ZL+xF)

86 Moral of the story:

If you have land to sell, don't sell it for what is a good price in your area.

Only sell it for a price that is keeping with real estate values in LA, SF, NYC.

Bleed those inflated 401K accounts for every red cent you can get out of these urban bastards.

Make them get a job as a pizza delivery driver after taking their entire savings and forcing them to reorganize their early retirement.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 13, 2020 03:12 PM (F5Ao7)

87 Gotta disguise yourself as a commie to avoid the gulag.

The left's problem is that a lot of people are willing to abandon their cities outright instead. Those will be the smart ones. The dumb ones, including those working for Fox News, will be caught up in the increasingly vicious purity spiral.
Posted by: trev006

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I don't think it's a disguise, many of these places are lily white, and they vote like Harlem does. I really don't see a place like NYC having a surge of Trump voters in November.

But maybe this a lot of liberals getting mugged by reality, let's hope so.

I absolutely think the suburbs though are terrified and you will see a surge for Trump there.

Posted by: Blago at August 13, 2020 03:12 PM (gkdnV)

88 The media has surpassed the ethics of real estate agents

they are now between used car salesmen and home repairmen

lawyers will always occupy the basement

Posted by: REDACTED at August 13, 2020 03:13 PM (O+AcM)

89
>>Minneapolis is a smoldering ruin that has sustained untold damage to its immigrant neighborhoods. This is not what I am reading. This is what I am hearing from people directly.


And yet Ilhan's district just passed on a sane Democrat alternative. They're going to come to him begging for a bailout. He needs to tell them exactly why the sane voters of South Dakota and Wyoming are not going to pay for their economic and societal suicide.

Yeah, I have tons of ideas on what Trump "needs" to do. I'm smart and tough.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 13, 2020 03:13 PM (G51Gf)

90 Don't worry. Abolishing prisons and defunding police will make cities much better places.
Posted by: nerdygirl at August 13, 2020 03:11 PM (+lVUW)


They figure Australia was a British prison colony.

What could go wrong?

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at August 13, 2020 03:13 PM (Zz0t1)

91 Nuh-uh

Posted by: The Press at August 13, 2020 03:13 PM (ssz2a)

92 88 The media has surpassed the ethics of real estate agents

they are now between used car salesmen and home repairmen

lawyers will always occupy the basement

Posted by: REDACTED at August 13, 2020 03:13 PM (O+AcM)

I'm thinking poll trolls are the lowest.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 13, 2020 03:14 PM (1ISKN)

93 35 Why would even leftwing mayors wish to destroy their cities and drive out the tax base they need?
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at August 13, 2020 03:07 PM (ZL+xF)
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Because Cause/Effect analysis is racist?

Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs at August 13, 2020 03:14 PM (ZI4/t)

94 >>Biden says we should wear masks outside for next 3 months and governors should mandate it.


3 months, huh?
What's the science on that timeline?
Oh yeah, in 3 months the election will have just happened and then we are free to stop the CIVD nonsense.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 13, 2020 03:14 PM (bDqIh)

95 For such a dangerous pandemic, one would think the media would be reporting the employees at Target and Wal-Mart dying in droves...

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 13, 2020 03:14 PM (Tbqz4)

96 Never spook a bird shitting in its own nest. Just nod and move along. Shitbirds everywhere.
Posted by: Puddin Head at August 13, 2020 03:09 PM (922zJ)

Shit moths, Randy. They lay their little shit eggs everywhere, and they hatch into little shitipillars and make a shit cocoon, and then you're invested with even more shit moths.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 13, 2020 03:14 PM (6FeV1)

97 Do these people ever wonder what they're not being told about what's going on in Canada?
Posted by: Laughing in Texas at August 13, 2020 03:11 PM (eHs5Q)

All they know about Canada is that you get free health care. Because the left has told them that for two decades

Oh, and there are no guns.

Posted by: Jen the original at August 13, 2020 03:14 PM (PqulF)

98 This leftist policy of destroying the cities and trying to destroy the economy just to get rid of Trump is just evil-no other word for it. I was at a meeting with a clergy friend today. He doesn't like Donald Trump and he voted third party in 2016 because he couldn't stand Hillary, but he's 75 and has generally voted for Democrats.. Not this year. He may not vote for Trump, but he says "I can't stand these crazy Dems."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 13, 2020 03:14 PM (WkPC9)

99 Do you forbid these rich, entitled elitists from moving? Force them to live with the consequences of their voting choices?

Do you force elected individuals to live in the WORST neighborhoods they represent and send their children to the rotten schools they force their electorate to tolerate?

Do you take away the tax payer provided special security the elected receive for themselves and their families? How about the locks on their doors?
Posted by: nurse ratched



Yes x3.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 13, 2020 03:14 PM (yCZVl)

100 In October 2010, just before losing the house the dems were holding seminars hosting Theresa Ghilarducci as she told them way forward is to fund public annuities by taking control of private retirement accounts.

At that time she was saying the national debt and the amount of 'available idle assets' in retirement accounts was about the same and that idle money could be put to work to remove the debt and the interest on it.

Posted by: DanMan at August 13, 2020 03:15 PM (XTiHL)

101 I know people -- white liberals with BLM signs in the windows - who drive over the hill to Orinda to go shopping rather than risk just walking down the street in parts of Oakland.
Posted by: zombie at August 13, 2020 03:08 PM (HEEq1)

Choices have Consequences. All of California has been living in this dream world for decades now where there are no consequences, no matter how foolishly their society chooses. Well consequences can be deferred, but the price of deferring the consequences of bad decisions is that the cost gets higher and higher and higher.

Oakland and places like it are doomed, not just for political and economic reasons, but because the populations there are Spiritually and Morally corrupted. It has gone so far that no matter what happens now, they are going to destroy themselves, and anyone who gets caught up in that maelstrom with them. There is no avoiding it anymore, there are no policies, no plans that can change that. The die is cast, the judgment has been rendered.

I feel great sympathy for anyone who chooses to stay there for what may be good reasons, but again, that is a choice that will have a painful consequence.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 13, 2020 03:15 PM (Kpl3J)

102 Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 13, 2020 03:12 PM (F5Ao7)

Here in NJ right now, if you offer a price the seller doesn't accept right away, you lose out because someone else is willing to offer higher.
I'm wondering how many of these buyers are NYC escapees.

Posted by: Iasonas at August 13, 2020 03:15 PM (IVj0Y)

103 This senile old fuck needs to go back in the cellar
Posted by: CN at August 13, 2020 03:11 PM


Not until the gropey old perv learns to keep his hands to himself.

Posted by: Mrs. Bates at August 13, 2020 03:15 PM (ejd/p)

104 Notice how the Left/Democrats unleashed their War on the Cities after the census was mostly done. Though a shell of their former selves the cities will still have the same power in Congress for the next ten years.

Posted by: KillGoogleandFacebook at August 13, 2020 03:15 PM (GKRoJ)

105 267% in suicide calls compared to last year in a small city near me. But hey these shutdowns and mask mandates are need to save lives!

Posted by: Buzzion at August 13, 2020 03:15 PM (d0WgS)

106 Do you forbid these rich, entitled elitists from moving? Force them to live with the consequences of their voting choices?

Do you force elected individuals to live in the WORST neighborhoods they represent and send their children to the rotten schools they force their electorate to tolerate?

Do you take away the tax payer provided special security the elected receive for themselves and their families? How about the locks on their doors?
Posted by: nurse ratched


These are all great ideas worth considering!

Posted by: CN at August 13, 2020 03:15 PM (ONvIw)

107 It's better to rule in hell than serve in heaven.

Especially if you pay for it.

Posted by: Regular joe at August 13, 2020 03:16 PM (L9P9s)

108 The Democrats have let loose the whirlwind thinking they can bottle it up as soon as they get rid of Orange Man.
I absolutely know they can not.

Posted by: Skip at August 13, 2020 03:16 PM (OjZpE)

109 I think this is more about trying to bait Trump into giving FEMA funds to bankrupt blue cities--they thought it would look "bad" if Trump didn't come to their rescue, and so Trump would be forced to. That would explain the crazy destruction.
Well, it ain't working.

Posted by: artemis at August 13, 2020 03:16 PM (AwPyG)

110 88 The media has surpassed the ethics of real estate agents

they are now between used car salesmen and home repairmen

lawyers will always occupy the basement
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Isn't the inner ring of Hell guarded by heretics, homosexuals and lawyers?

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 13, 2020 03:16 PM (922zJ)

111
>>Thirty years of very meaningful social and economic progress in our cities -- which has hugely benefited minorities -- is being undone


I was wondering what happens to formerly great societies that rot from within, and things like the Sack of Rome kept coming to mind. Coarse, ignorant hordes with primitive weapons vs the capital of Christianity and the pinnacle of artistic and intellectual achievement.

In our case, it will be one swift kick from the Chinese or the Iranians -- or a coalition of them.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 13, 2020 03:16 PM (G51Gf)

112 267% in suicide calls compared to last year in a small city near me. But hey these shutdowns and mask mandates are need to save lives!

--

Finally, I'm contributing something to the world.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, 1.5 feet in the grave at August 13, 2020 03:16 PM (4k/Uz)

113

A Tale of Two Meeps

Posted by: Hairy Reed at August 13, 2020 03:17 PM (d6DSt)

114 What's the science on that timeline?
Oh yeah, in 3 months the election will have just happened and then we are free to stop the CIVD nonsense.
Posted by: Lizzy at August 13, 2020 03:14 PM (bDqIh)

The science is they are desperate to bait Trump into being anti-mask because they have stuff ready to hit him with. Thankfully he can see it, huh?

Posted by: ... at August 13, 2020 03:17 PM (vGjSz)

115 To me, this puts the average AWFL wine mom voter on the same tier as a flatworm. Just enough brainpower to turn away from pain, but no concept of cause and effect at all.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at August 13, 2020 03:17 PM (L106N)

116 Have the super rich started buying armored cars?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at August 13, 2020 03:17 PM (ZL+xF)

117 What the Woke think:
America is evil and must be punished.
If they punish their own voters first, that's ok. It just turns those voters into wreckers who will destroy others.

Posted by: vmom 2020 Pinky Raised in Superciliousity at August 13, 2020 03:17 PM (J8nVw)

118 Try to move to Canada. Go ahead.
You will find that, unlike the USA, they have actual laws that they enforce.
Unless you are a jihadi, then you go to the front of the line.

Posted by: attila the annoying at August 13, 2020 03:17 PM (w7KSn)

119 Just occurred to me that a presidential candidate's choice for VP usually gets a week of media coverage and so forth, but Trump comes out with the announcement of the Israel/UAE peace accord just a day later and Biden's narrative is obliterated.
Trump deserves a Nobel for this (but that will never happen) and all credit for almost casually announcing that he's brokered an historic deal in an election year.
Posted by: Defund NeverTrump at August 13, 2020 03:11 PM (0jZvB)

Speaking of historic deals, I still want Greenland.

And I'm sure Trump does too.

Posted by: JoeF. at August 13, 2020 03:17 PM (7ixfo)

120 To Meep a Meepingbird

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at August 13, 2020 03:17 PM (Zz0t1)

121 Why would even leftwing mayors wish to destroy their cities and drive out the tax base they need?
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy


Power. Raw political power. This was the Coleman Young strategy of the 1970's in Detroit. Drive out white. Get his skinny white ass out of Detroit, and Coleman Young and his political descendants will rule the city...forever.

It kind of worked, and kind of didn't. The net results were that much of the city was wrecked; the Big Three auto makers shut down a lot of their factories and moved them out into the suburbs. Ford was almost always in Dearborn. GM and Chrysler moved out into Warren, Sterling Heights, Troy, Madison Heights, etc.

Detroit is actually coming back, in fits and starts. It's much better today than it was 20 and even 10 years ago. And surprise, it has a white (Democrat) mayor now, who does not want to have a pogrom against white people.

But Minneapolis, New York City, Chicago, etc., are going by that playbook.

And they fully expect that the next time we have a Democrat President, that the Federalis will bail them out of their little financial jam.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at August 13, 2020 03:17 PM (vcOmj)

122 It's what the spirits told me. They guide the side of my first over the keyboard.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 13, 2020 03:07 PM


Spirits are for cooking, not typing.

Posted by: John Podesta at August 13, 2020 03:17 PM (DMUuz)

123 The Democrats have let loose the whirlwind thinking they can bottle it up as soon as they get rid of Orange Man.
I absolutely know they can not.
Posted by: Skip at August 13, 2020 03:16 PM (OjZpE)

What whirlwind do you see them wanting to get rid of?

Posted by: ... at August 13, 2020 03:17 PM (vGjSz)

124 Cloward-Piven with a dash of the standard Dem whining and anarchy

Posted by: Retard Strength Trumps Smart Power at August 13, 2020 03:17 PM (uS2EJ)

125 The left would say those are all lies but will believe a story about a woke 8 praising Kamala or BLM.


They are like people that think professional wrestling is real but the moon landings were faked.

Posted by: Ripley at August 13, 2020 03:18 PM (MxEKc)

126 BTW my apolitical daughter heard about the disgusting pedo Trollz doll.
She's flabbergasted and repulsed.

Posted by: vmom 2020 Pinky Raised in Superciliousity at August 13, 2020 03:18 PM (J8nVw)

127
I think I'll just lecture Leftists from the Left about how the truly fair and equal thing to do is prevent the capitalist bourgeoisie from uprooting themselves from underserved cities in pursuit of their suburban/out-of-state enclaves of White privilege.

That they should pay, maybe, a 50% or 66% total wealth tax for creating blight and food deserts with their unearned freedom of movement.

Since it's the Leftist thing to do, I'm sure John Roberts will be the swing vote that turns the ICC into a tax, once the internal passports come into play.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 13, 2020 03:18 PM (/nZod)

128 > All they know about Canada is that you get free health care.

And yet, somehow, emigration from Canada to the US is more than 10x higher on a per capita basis than emigration the other way.

Note that none of the Hollywood celebs who are always threatening to to "move to Canada" never actually do it, at least not on a permanent basis.

(I think one or two have made a big public spectacle of doing itt, only to return without fanfare in a month or two)

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 13, 2020 03:18 PM (unn44)

129 85 How much would you wager any movies coming out soon will feature villainous Republican mayors and businessmen?
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at August 13, 2020 03:12 PM (ZL+xF)

you forgot - they already killed the movie biz.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 13, 2020 03:18 PM (Kpl3J)

130 Mike Doran has hit the nail squarely on the head the only question is will enough voters see and hear it to matter? Vote Trump and Republican as if your life depended on it because it really does. Go Trump, drain the swamp, MAGA!

Posted by: Kenny The G from AZ at August 13, 2020 03:18 PM (tSosf)

131 Democrats running to Canada might be a little surprised at the number of gun owners I know.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at August 13, 2020 03:18 PM (ZL+xF)

132 To me, this puts the average AWFL wine mom voter on the same tier as a flatworm. Just enough brainpower to turn away from pain, but no concept of cause and effect at all.
Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at August 13, 2020 03:17 PM (L106N)


But is she a PAWG?

That's the important question.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at August 13, 2020 03:18 PM (Zz0t1)

133 They are like people that think professional wrestling is real but the moon landings were faked.



Posted by: Ripley at August 13, 2020 03:18 PM (MxEKc)

What are you trying to say?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 13, 2020 03:18 PM (1ISKN)

134 I refuse to believe that white liberals don't celebrate their opportunity to meet and engage with a diverse population of under-served oppressed people. You can't just say stuff like that and not truly believe it, right?
Ain't just a sophomore summer session seminar at Vassar, kids, it's the real deal now.

Posted by: sharksauce at August 13, 2020 03:18 PM (DFZnL)

135 I'm wondering how many of these buyers are NYC escapees.
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All of them. Who in their right mind wants to live in NJ? The good news is maybe Newark will recover from the 68 riots finally?

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 13, 2020 03:19 PM (922zJ)

136 you forgot - they already killed the movie biz.
Posted by: Tom Servo at August 13, 2020 03:18 PM (Kpl3J)

That was overdue

Posted by: CN at August 13, 2020 03:19 PM (ONvIw)

137 I have friends who've lived in NYC for their whole lives, they're afraid to travel.
These are people I visited in the 70s who thought nothing of traveling around town.
They're doing shopping for their mother so she doesn't have to go to the corner market.
They live in the Central Park area, just south of the park.

The problem I see is that they'll keep voting the same way, whether they stay in the city or move.

Posted by: Veeshir at August 13, 2020 03:19 PM (C5s69)

138 Cities are shitholes waiting to implode. Movement for out from the urban centers will doom them to becoming new Detroit hellholes. I see a great migration west and south.

Posted by: USNtakim at August 13, 2020 03:19 PM (0OmEj)

139 At that time she was saying the national debt and the amount of 'available idle assets' in retirement accounts was about the same and that idle money could be put to work to remove the debt and the interest on it.
Posted by: DanMan at August 13, 2020 03:15 PM (XTiHL)


If you want to switch my Trump hating wife to Team MAGA, come after her 401k.

Posted by: Captain Hate at August 13, 2020 03:19 PM (y7DUB)

140 Robocop could be remade and set in Portland as a documentary

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at August 13, 2020 03:19 PM (ZL+xF)

141
All they know about Canada is that you get free health care. Because the left has told them that for two decades

Oh, and there are no guns.
Posted by: Jen the original


And legal pot

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 13, 2020 03:19 PM (aKsyK)

142 Speaking of historic deals, I still want Greenland.

And I'm sure Trump does too.
Posted by: JoeF. at August 13, 2020 03:17 PM (7ixfo)

I thought Trump was just being his normal screwy stray voltage self when Greenland popped up as a topic....

Then i found out that Greenland is chock full of rare earth metals we can only seem to get from the shittiest nations on earth....

Fucking Donnie, man...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 13, 2020 03:19 PM (6FeV1)

143 When I think of what leftest do you their own cities by voting blue, then complain, and move to a new city or state and start it all over gain (see California/Colorado) it always reminds me of the aliens from the movie Independence Day:

"They're like locusts. They're moving from planet to planet... their whole civilization. After they've consumed every natural resource they move on... and we're next."

Posted by: Backup Slider at August 13, 2020 03:19 PM (amQo5)

144 "Minneapolis is a smoldering ruin that has sustained untold damage to its immigrant neighborhoods. This is not what I am reading. This is what I am hearing from people directly."


They keep re-electing Ilhan Omar's they keep getting the wrong end.

Sympathy meter not aroused.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 13, 2020 03:20 PM (d4edd)

145 BTW my apolitical daughter heard about the disgusting pedo Trollz doll.
She's flabbergasted and repulsed.
Posted by: vmom 2020 Pinky Raised in Superciliousity at August 13, 2020 03:18 PM (J8nVw)


I tuned across Mark Davis talking about that thing yesterday.

Who the fuck thought that was a good idea?

Hey, I know. Let's put a button in it's crotch that makes it groan and grunt when pressed.

YEAH!!!!!! GREAT IDEA!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at August 13, 2020 03:20 PM (Zz0t1)

146 McSally is calling for $1 trillion in reparations from the ChiComs.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 13, 2020 03:20 PM (unn44)

147
Why are they always moving to Canada and not Guatamala or Burkina-Faso?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 13, 2020 03:20 PM (mht8P)

148 What whirlwind do you see them wanting to get rid of?
Posted by: ... at August 13, 2020 03:17 PM (vGjSz)

The one that's going to go to their house and burn it down and shoot their family as they try to run out the back door.

but they're already too late to stop it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 13, 2020 03:20 PM (Kpl3J)

149 So much for the notion of "It can't happen here."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Mask Rebel at August 13, 2020 03:20 PM (HaL55)

150 Ace, just remember if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere - NY, NY. Now run. Its a TRAP!

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 13, 2020 03:20 PM (922zJ)

151 The left wants everyone living in shitholes, with no cars, intermittent power , barely enough to eat, unable to travel while they lord over us from their luxury towers. That is the world they want. Them on top and everyone else on the bottom.

Posted by: steevy at August 13, 2020 03:20 PM (HwiWi)

152 Day of reckoning approaches for those who traffic in mayhem

Posted by: zeera My tomatoes are doing GREAT at August 13, 2020 03:20 PM (zUdXR)

153 The dude who came up with Woke Supremacy deserves a prize. It's such a perfect phrase.

Posted by: ... at August 13, 2020 03:20 PM (vGjSz)

154 >>>The scumbag Atlanta prosecutor who charged the cops for capping the crazy dude with the taser just got his ass beat for reelection in a 40 point blowout.


No doubt replaced by another panderer who'll use the bodies of dead black men and careers of ruined cops to climb the ladder of left-wing success.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at August 13, 2020 03:20 PM (HmZuC)

155 Our cities are led by modern day Nero types.

I was thinking Elgabalus or Caligula.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at August 13, 2020 03:20 PM (BeYX8)

156 "They're like locusts. They're moving from planet to planet... their whole civilization. After they've consumed every natural resource they move on... and we're next."

Posted by: Backup Slider at August 13, 2020 03:19 PM (amQo5)

But we showed them with our computer virus!

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 13, 2020 03:21 PM (1ISKN)

157 28: lol

I've been wondering what's going on in Houston proper. I live in one of the dozen little towns SE of Houston and don't go into the city often. Things weren't that bad here before Katrina, but now...

(I still say those buses that took all those refugees back to vote for Nagin should have just driven off after the drop-off)

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at August 13, 2020 03:21 PM (rWZ8Y)

158 https://preview.tinyurl.com/yxm9bzlv


Hasbro pulls Trolls doll from stores due to "inappropriately placed" button

Posted by: vmom 2020 Pinky Raised in Superciliousity at August 13, 2020 03:21 PM (J8nVw)

159 And the blue city insolvency was allowed to go wild, because they all thought Hillary would be elected, and she'd restore their coffers.
but it didn't turn out as planned. Trump is pretty ruthless, which is exactly what is needed. So now they're in a world of hurt. OAN had a story last night that Newsom is hiding 20 billion in debt.

Posted by: artemis at August 13, 2020 03:21 PM (AwPyG)

160 > Why are they always moving to Canada and not Guatamala or Burkina-Faso?

China and North Korea have exactly the kind of government that they like.

I vote we send them there by force.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 13, 2020 03:21 PM (unn44)

161 BTW my apolitical daughter heard about the disgusting pedo Trollz doll.
She's flabbergasted and repulsed.
Posted by: vmom 2020

---

I sent that vid to everyone in my circle. Lots of firebreathing and shitpostings to Hasbro.

ps - crew replacing my roof today and tomorrow.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 13, 2020 03:21 PM (Rvt88)

162 Posted by: MIRROR UNIVERSE NEIL GORSUCH at August 13, 2020 03:21 PM (Pzzpr)

You DICK!!!!

Posted by: Jeff Spicoli at August 13, 2020 03:21 PM (Zz0t1)

163 If you want to switch my Trump hating wife to Team MAGA, come after her 401k.
Posted by: Captain Hate


#twoweeks. Or whenever the fixed mail-in voting chooses Sundown Joe and Kamala Knee-pads.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at August 13, 2020 03:22 PM (vcOmj)

164 My dog took a dump, turned, looked at me and said "You think it looks like Joe Biden?"

He's 8 years old.

Posted by: Citizen at August 13, 2020 03:22 PM (xgdZD)

165 148
Why are they always moving to Canada and not Guatamala or Burkina-Faso?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 13, 2020 03:20 PM (mht8P)

Or Cuba and China. You'd think these communist paragon nations would draw them like moths to a flame.

Posted by: CN at August 13, 2020 03:22 PM (ONvIw)

166 148
Why are they always moving to Canada and not Guatamala or Burkina-Faso?
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I've often thought if you get a couple of thousand determined Americans you could take over Panama and make book on canal fees.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 13, 2020 03:22 PM (922zJ)

167 118 Try to move to Canada. Go ahead.
You will find that, unlike the USA, they have actual laws that they enforce . . .

Posted by: attila the annoying
_____________

After the 2004 election, one of my commie rat bastard ex-BILs loudly proclaimed how he was going to move to Canada. Then he found out that he would have to have one of those things called a job.

That ended that.

Posted by: Furious George at August 13, 2020 03:22 PM (9vQJW)

168 >>Speaking of historic deals, I still want Greenland.



Me, too. I want to get on the waitlist to move there.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 13, 2020 03:22 PM (bDqIh)

169 123 Right now not a one, they are cheering it on, but will very soon through Crazy old Joe and Blow try to let on as soon as they are elected it will all end.

Posted by: Skip at August 13, 2020 03:22 PM (OjZpE)

170 67% in suicide calls compared to last year in a small city near me. But hey these shutdowns and mask mandates are need to save lives!

I believe this. And not all of it is because of financial issues--although that is the major reason.

But think of the little things.
Some people don't get out that much and enjoy going to a nice restaurant from time to time---or to the local pub. Maybe they are in a dart league, or shoot pool, pr play on the pub's softball team
Lonely, bored guys would go to the local strip joint.

How many people go to the gym to exercise and blow off steam and ogle the opposite sex? Or play handball or racquetball?

All these things have been gone for coming up on five months.
These are small things, but they mean SOMETHING to many people.

Posted by: JoeF. at August 13, 2020 03:22 PM (7ixfo)

171 Day of reckoning approaches for those who traffic in mayhem
Posted by: zeera



Day of reckoning approaches for those who play in traffic.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 13, 2020 03:22 PM (yCZVl)

172
I live in one of the dozen little towns SE of Houston and don't go into the city often.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at August 13, 2020 03:21 PM (rWZ8Y)

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Whereabouts may I ask?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 13, 2020 03:22 PM (mht8P)

173 It is about a war on the American middle class being waged from above and below by people whose response to the values and the struggles of average American families is hostility and contempt - and who imagine that the threat of further violence is a crowbar they can use to get Donald Trump out of the White House.

And I'm pretty sure it will work. Not just because of battered wife syndrome, but because all the leftist garbage who flee their cities and settle in a "safer" area will wipe the sweat off their foreheads and vote for the Dems because, after all, the violence is now more than 10 miles from their houses.

Sacrificing America's cities on the altar of their political cause may seem bizarre, because that's where so many of their voters live - but it's not, Who else are urban liberals going to vote for? Suburbanites can't help but see the destruction of the cities as a harbinger of what could be next for them. The question is who can protect them - Donald Trump, or the people who celebrate the CHAZ.

"Vote for Biden and this all goes away." That is going to be the unspoken theme of the Kamala campaign, and Teh Donald needs to punch back like a motherfucking hammer.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 13, 2020 03:23 PM (2JVJo)

174 A lot of disturbing things are not making the news. Even Republicans aren't drawing attention to it


This is my shocked face.

Posted by: Hands at August 13, 2020 03:23 PM (786Ro)

175 Maybe it's the Chinese trying to buy property on the cheap.

Cause mayhem, prices drop, profit.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 13, 2020 03:23 PM (WvQcX)

176 35 Why would even leftwing mayors wish to destroy their cities and drive out the tax base they need?
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at August 13, 2020 03:07 PM (ZL+xF)


Tough question. First, they're pandering to their dirtbag voters. It's much easier to strike a pose than to govern effectively. Second, they figure they'll be out of office before it gets really bad.

Third, they're nitwits.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 13, 2020 03:23 PM (jpBkc)

177 Hasbro pulls Trolls doll from stores due to "inappropriately placed" button
Posted by: vmom 2020 Pinky Raised in Superciliousity at August 13, 2020 03:21 PM (J8nVw)
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The media is so unsensational when they want to be.

Posted by: ... at August 13, 2020 03:23 PM (vGjSz)

178 say what you will about MUMR (go ahead. I'll wait)

... but at least he's not usually very predictable...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 13, 2020 03:23 PM (6FeV1)

179 Where is the Left's Schwerpunkt?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 13, 2020 03:23 PM (u82oZ)

180 TJM,

Does this mean "Midnight Cowboy" is our next movie thread?

Posted by: Gilded Age II at August 13, 2020 03:23 PM (BRkq2)

181 >>Speaking of historic deals, I still want Greenland.







Me, too. I want to get on the waitlist to move there.
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Yes - Greenland would be awesome.

Posted by: SH at August 13, 2020 03:23 PM (sX1BW)

182 There are major differences in scale, but the rot is pervasive. A work friend of mine has put his house on the market and is moving to a safer town. Neither he nor his family have been assaulted, but twice recently he has been caught up in those human roadblocks and threatened with weapons while trying to drive his car. During the most recent event, his kids were with him. He put his house up for sale and is getting out of Dodge toot sweet.

Where does he live? Some hellhole, right? LA, maybe? Or Seattle? Nope. Boulder, Colorado.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 13, 2020 03:23 PM (hYcqw)

183 just wait until the Kamala action figure comes out

Posted by: vmom 2020 Pinky Raised in Superciliousity at August 13, 2020 03:23 PM (J8nVw)

184 147 McSally is calling for $1 trillion in reparations from the ChiComs.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 13, 2020 03:20 PM

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Why do I think that she will go down in history as the most inept politician in Arizona history? The first person to lose two-2! Senate Seats in two years?

Posted by: rd at August 13, 2020 03:24 PM (+0uDE)

185 67% in suicide calls compared to last year in a small city near me. But hey these shutdowns and mask mandates are need to save lives!
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I believe this. And not all of it is because of financial issues--although that is the major reason.

But think of the little things.
Some people don't get out that much and enjoy going to a nice restaurant from time to time---or to the local pub. Maybe they are in a dart league, or shoot pool, pr play on the pub's softball team
Lonely, bored guys would go to the local strip joint.

How many people go to the gym to exercise and blow off steam and ogle the opposite sex? Or play handball or racquetball?

All these things have been gone for coming up on five months.
These are small things, but they mean SOMETHING to many people.

Posted by: JoeF. at August 13, 2020 03:24 PM (7ixfo)

186 I don't see a way out of this unless;

1. break up the cities. Separate them into pieces small enough that people vote their interests and are not controlled by the machine

2. Make the cities pay their own way - no bailouts. You break it, well your pension fund just bought it.

3. fire hoses for riot control.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at August 13, 2020 03:24 PM (LWu6U)

187 When comes out of Trump's mouth some people interpret it as stray voltage.

I've come to believe every word from his mouth is intentional. Every word has a planned purpose.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 13, 2020 03:24 PM (d4edd)

188 As I said in a previous thread, I have no fucks to give about the blue shit holes. I'm sorry for the people that live there, but you chose to live there. If you don't like it, or you fear for your life, it seems ridiculous for you to stay there. I know the whining "but its my home, my family can't leave, my job is here, "Yada, Yada. Then don't complain that your being terrorized by these sub human creatures. It's your responsibility to take care of yourself and your family. Its not going to get better and complaining about about it won't change a thing.

Posted by: Megthered at August 13, 2020 03:24 PM (o/O3z)

189 McSally is calling for $1 trillion in reparations from the ChiComs.




That's all? Sheesh, what a cheapskate. Between their theft of IP, refusal to follow our trading regulations, taking our manufacturing sector away and giving it to their slave class and their latest biological weapon, they've done a lot more than $1T in damage.

President Boy would tell the ChiComs to pound sand. They're never getting another penny from us for anything. Don't like it? They should've thought about that before they decided to screw us over.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Mask Rebel at August 13, 2020 03:24 PM (HaL55)

190 Why would even leftwing mayors wish to destroy their cities and drive out the tax base they need?
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at August 13, 2020 03:07 PM (ZL+xF)

Tough question. First, they're pandering to their dirtbag voters. It's much easier to strike a pose than to govern effectively. Second, they figure they'll be out of office before it gets really bad.

Third, they're nitwits.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 13, 2020 03:23 PM (jpBkc)

There's no reason to vote for a revolutionary savior when everything's going fine.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 13, 2020 03:24 PM (6FeV1)

191 147 McSally is calling for $1 trillion in reparations from the ChiComs.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 13, 2020 03:20 PM (unn44)


Looks like flying a fighter jet doesn't require as much intelligence as previously projected

Posted by: REDACTED at August 13, 2020 03:24 PM (O+AcM)

192
"Vote for Biden and this all goes away." That is going to be the unspoken theme of the Kamala campaign, and Teh Donald needs to punch back like a motherfucking hammer.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 13, 2020 03:23 PM (2JVJo)


If they think they can allow the ferals to pillage and burn for 10 months, then turn it off, they're dumber than I think they are.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at August 13, 2020 03:25 PM (Zz0t1)

193 just wait until the Kamala action figure comes out
Posted by: vmom 2020 Pinky Raised in Superciliousity at August 13, 2020 03:23 PM (J8nVw)

Along with the Biden inaction figures

Posted by: JoeF. at August 13, 2020 03:25 PM (7ixfo)

194 just wait until the Kamala action figure comes out

Posted by:†vmom 2020 Pinky Raised in Superciliousity†at August 13, 2020 03:23

Uh oh.


What does she do when you pull the string?

Posted by: LOL at August 13, 2020 03:25 PM (Q3ZwH)

195 A lam, a Klan, a canal, Kamala.

Posted by: ... at August 13, 2020 03:25 PM (vGjSz)

196 Posted by: Iasonas at August 13, 2020 03:15 PM (IVj0Y)

.....

They girl I am presently seeing is part of a real estate network that handles searches for properties for out of state residents in East Tennessee.

She said they are processing 500 to 1000 request per month right now. Said most are fleeing California and New York.

Her advice was not to see anything right now, and if you do, take what you consider a reasonable sales price on which you would profit from a sale and triple it.

Those California lifeguard pensions, New York transit pensions, etc are loaded with millions and millions of dollars. She tells me the plan is always to move somewhere cheap and live like kings. She said we need to flip that script, take those millions for yourself and leave them as the working stiffs.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 13, 2020 03:25 PM (F5Ao7)

197 Those troll dolls reminded me of this inflatable Wolverine Toy:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jeepersmedia/12443991554

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 13, 2020 03:25 PM (Kpl3J)

198 Then i found out that Greenland is chock full of rare earth metals we can only seem to get from the shittiest nations on earth....

Fucking Donnie, man...
Posted by: Warai-otoko

a deal bigger than The Louisiana Purchase? how can he resist?

Posted by: x at August 13, 2020 03:25 PM (nFwvY)

199 >>America is now in the middle of a 70s style urban crisis whose root is a well-founded fear of violent crime and social collapse in the midst of a pandemic.

It's a lot easier to change a place after you have destroyed it than it is to make incremental changes.

Contrary to what the media would like us to believe, the left knows it's losing and has decided to go to the doomsday option. If they can't have their way they will tear it all down and make the changes they want.

That's their plan anyway. The fly in the ointment is what they want doesn't work and never will.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 13, 2020 03:25 PM (ZLI7S)

200 McSally is calling for $1 trillion in reparations from the ChiComs.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 13, 2020 03:20 PM (unn44)


They'll just pull out the Owebama $1T coin and flip it over.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at August 13, 2020 03:25 PM (Zz0t1)

201 I hear Greenland is nice

Posted by: artemis at August 13, 2020 03:25 PM (AwPyG)

202 t is about a war on the American middle class

"Middle class" aka the "bourgeoisie."

Clear now?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 13, 2020 03:25 PM (jpBkc)

203 A million have fled NYC? Is that possible? Seems high.


If true that is a disturbing number of liberal locusts.

Posted by: Ripley at August 13, 2020 03:26 PM (MxEKc)

204 The one that thinks the most highly of itself, Hadrian. I mean...it's fine living here, nice place etc....but it is NOT as fantastic as they think. My mom used to teach in the high school here, and after meeting the many identical moms, started calling it Stepford.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at August 13, 2020 03:26 PM (rWZ8Y)

205 Even Republicans aren't drawing attention to it.

Does anything still think the GOP is not the real problem?

Posted by: Gilded Age II at August 13, 2020 03:26 PM (BRkq2)

206 We need to know law enforcement will have the Common Person's back and not prosecute those who literally fight back. It was common law that looters were SHOT. These modern day outlaws need out-law treatment, i.e. Automatic Death Penalty, to be dealt by anyone who happens by with enough arms.
Posted by: dc at August 13, 2020 03:08 PM (u0crE)

It will be interesting --already has been in Ft Collins, CO for example--when the Communists attempt to move their street thugs beyond their cozy blue shit holes.
Bring. It. On.

Posted by: Voter theater. at August 13, 2020 03:26 PM (7MOkW)

207 185 just wait until the Kamala action figure comes out
Posted by: vmom 2020 Pinky Raised in Superciliousity at August 13, 2020 03:23 PM (J8nVw)

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Now with Authentic Bobblehead Action!

Posted by: rd at August 13, 2020 03:26 PM (+0uDE)

208 267% in suicide calls compared to last year in a small city near me. But hey these shutdowns and mask mandates are need to save lives!
Posted by: Buzzion at August 13, 2020 03:15 PM (d0WgS)
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It's incredibly troubling. I am sure a lot of the recent madness has driven much of this, but suicide has been up for years. Youth suicide is up bigly.

Something is wrong in your society when way more people start killing themselves. Something is desperately wrong when your kids start killing themselves.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 13, 2020 03:26 PM (hYcqw)

209 Where is the Left's Schwerpunkt?
Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 13, 2020 03:23 PM (u82oZ)

Same place as that creepy troll doll's button.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 13, 2020 03:26 PM (6FeV1)

210 12...
2 - Fantasize about emigrating to Canada? Have they tried *voting*?
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 13, 2020 03:03 PM (G51Gf)

My first thought was, "as long as they don't move near me..."

Posted by: Flyover at August 13, 2020 03:27 PM (Rbu5d)

211 > I've often thought if you get a couple of thousand determined Americans you could take over Panama and make book on canal fees.

Look up the original meaning of "filibuster".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 13, 2020 03:27 PM (unn44)

212 It's not reparations she's calling for.


It's an old debt she wants paid back.


Good move on her part.

Posted by: LOL at August 13, 2020 03:27 PM (Q3ZwH)

213 When comes out of Trump's mouth some people interpret it as stray voltage.

I've come to believe every word from his mouth is intentional. Every word has a planned purpose.
Posted by: Braenyard


After four years, you'd think more would.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 13, 2020 03:27 PM (yCZVl)

214 Disaster Socialism

Posted by: vmom 2020 Pinky Raised in Superciliousity at August 13, 2020 03:27 PM (J8nVw)

215 That's their plan anyway. The fly in the ointment is what they want doesn't work and never will.
Posted by: JackStraw at August 13, 2020 03:25 PM (ZLI7S)
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Yes it does. It works extremely well for the top echelon that calls the shots. Just because it enslaves, starves and kills everyone else doesn't negate that.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 13, 2020 03:27 PM (hYcqw)

216 I hate this because it's going to be like an anchor pulling the rest of the country down. But the cities are the power center of the Lefties. Take them down and you take down their power. Also, you starve the bureaucrats

Posted by: notsothoreau at August 13, 2020 03:27 PM (JKNZq)

217 210 Well it's not like we have the news media, movie stars, authors etc all saying that human beings are a plague on the planet or anything....

Posted by: steevy at August 13, 2020 03:27 PM (HwiWi)

218 McSally is calling for $1 trillion in reparations from the ChiComs.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 13, 2020 03:20 PM (unn44)


Looks like flying a fighter jet doesn't require as much intelligence as previously projected

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You know what? I bet Trump has something like this in mind for the Chinese Commies

He won't frame it this way of course.
But there's a reason he keeps saying things like "....everything was going great--until this virus blew in from China...."

Posted by: JoeF. at August 13, 2020 03:28 PM (7ixfo)

219 After that couple from the upper west side move in next to you, sneak over some night and paint 'BLM' on their driveway.

Posted by: BluesFish at August 13, 2020 03:28 PM (WQZ1O)

220 Biden/Harris press conference just now: "Wear masks! It should be mandatory!"

Press: "Can you...?"

Biden/Harris" "No questions, fools!"

Press: "Sure."

Posted by: Boswell at August 13, 2020 03:28 PM (w2LAm)

221 After we buy Greenland, we should just take over most of Northern Canada.

Posted by: SH at August 13, 2020 03:28 PM (sX1BW)

222
The one that thinks the most highly of itself, Hadrian.

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Oh. Yeah, I used to live there as well.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 13, 2020 03:28 PM (mht8P)

223 Even here in Richmond we're having that shit. The building my sister in law works in got attacked night before last. All the floor level windows shattered.

And of course, the statues on Monument Ave are gone.

A week from tomorrow, and we're out of here.

Posted by: Eeyore at August 13, 2020 03:28 PM (LMs+g)

224 Kameltoe wont last until labor Day

she's a fuckup's fuckup

Posted by: REDACTED at August 13, 2020 03:28 PM (O+AcM)

225 Vote for Biden and 3 more months of masks! "That's what leadership looks like" said Kamala. Day 2 is off to a great start for Slo/Blo

Posted by: Bartles and Jaymes at August 13, 2020 03:28 PM (nFRLh)

226 >>>Minneapolis is a smoldering ruin that has sustained untold damage to its immigrant neighborhoods.


Importing a little bit of Somalia.

Posted by: Roy at August 13, 2020 03:28 PM (nMHJ0)

227 Something is wrong in your society when way more people start killing themselves. Something is desperately wrong when your kids start killing themselves.

Immature, emotionally unstable youths lacking any moral foundation are being bombarded constantly with a message of doom and misery, and their entire world has been destabilized by hysterical fearmongerers.

Yeah, small wonder they think there's no future, no hope, and no purpose to life, why not end it?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 13, 2020 03:28 PM (KZzsI)

228 Posted by: Megthered

you don't get it, do you. It begins in the cities. It will get to you. swearsies.

this gets better when we show backbone, integrity and loyalty. that means, I'm not leaving.

Posted by: nurse ratched at August 13, 2020 03:29 PM (W2Pud)

229 210 It's incredibly troubling. I am sure a lot of the recent madness has driven much of this, but suicide has been up for years. Youth suicide is up bigly.

Something is wrong in your society when way more people start killing themselves. Something is desperately wrong when your kids start killing themselves.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 13, 2020 03:26 PM (hYcqw)

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Hey, at least we're discouraging kids from worshiping some 2,000 year old carpenter.

That's just nuts, you know?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at August 13, 2020 03:29 PM (UWqZJ)

230 > a deal bigger than The Louisiana Purchase? how can he resist?

If GloBull Warmening comes to pass, that's gonna be some valuable real estate in general.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 13, 2020 03:29 PM (unn44)

231 It is about a war on the American middle class being waged from above ... by people whose response to the values and the struggles of average American families is hostility and contempt -- and who imagine that the threat of further violence is a crowbar they can use to get Donald Trump out of the White House.

The Republican Party, in a nutshell. That the Dems are worse, doesn't make that not true.

Posted by: Gilded Age II at August 13, 2020 03:29 PM (BRkq2)

232 This y we the womyn of Brattleboro luv luv luv Kama La Harris to be President picked by Joe Biden.!!! She is TOUGH ON CRIME. She will clean up the cities and feed the peeples and bans the NRA so no moar guns and we can imagine no more crime. And we go back to good olde days of peace like when Obama was Presdent!!!

Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein of Brattleboro, VT at August 13, 2020 03:29 PM (786Ro)

233 >>>67% in suicide calls compared to last year in a small city near me. But hey these shutdowns and mask mandates are need to save lives!

I believe this. And not all of it is because of financial issues--although that is the major reason.


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Heard a news blurb on the radio yesterday. Not sure if it was a local report, or a state wide report, but they said that while overall crime is down, domestic violence is up. Who'd a thunk!?

Posted by: Backup Slider at August 13, 2020 03:29 PM (amQo5)

234 229 >>>Minneapolis is a smoldering ruin that has sustained untold damage to its immigrant neighborhoods.


Importing a little bit of Somalia.
Posted by: Roy at August 13, 2020 03:28 PM (nMHJ0)

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Just the tip?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at August 13, 2020 03:29 PM (UWqZJ)

235
We are all Detroiters now.

Posted by: Sapwolf at August 13, 2020 03:29 PM (nuv3n)

236 @189
Even Trump's typos have meaning. A few years back, he posted about child trafficking and used the word "chidlren"
This year, we find out that this was the misspelling used by the traffickers hiding in alibaba, wayfair, etc.

Posted by: artemis at August 13, 2020 03:29 PM (AwPyG)

237 re: NYC Decline

Fredo and Wilhelm are getting the blame for the hollowing out of NYC, and deservedly so. Unfortunately, Bloomberg is getting a pass for some reason.

While he was a decent mayor, especially as he was given a great city by Giuliani - even with 9/11, he did no more than not mess anything up. By that definition, I suppose, that's success.

In the meantime, Kaiser Wilhelm has been actively running the city into the ground - the city that Bloomberg handed over to him.

Where's the criticism from him?

I haven't heard anything from him about what is happening to the city where he bases his empire. Nothing about what might happen if Wall Street picks up stakes and leaves. Nothing about safety, crime, or the quality of life decline. Nothing about the exodus that the NY Post is chronicling daily.

During the WuFlu shutdown, Bloomberg 'News' lauds Fredo's response. Nothing about the Kaiser's management of NYC.

If there was anyone who could snap the residents of NYC out of their torpor over the destruction of their city, it would be Bloomberg, whom everyone agrees did a good job as the previous mayor.

His silence is deafening, as well as disgusting.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at August 13, 2020 03:29 PM (6xA3t)

238 Why are they having another press conference? Just so those 2 losers can talk?

They don't have any news to pass on.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 13, 2020 03:30 PM (1ISKN)

239 hen i found out that Greenland is chock full of rare earth metals we can only seem to get from the shittiest nations on earth....

Fucking Donnie, man...
Posted by: Warai-otoko

I would BET had some preliminary deal--or was well on his way towards one when someone spooked the Danes or the Turtle and Schumer told him the Senate would never ratify the deal.

Posted by: JoeF. at August 13, 2020 03:30 PM (7ixfo)

240 I've been wondering what's going on in Houston proper. I live in one of the dozen little towns SE of Houston and don't go into the city often. Things weren't that bad here before Katrina, but now.

I live on the opposite end, Spring. I cannot tell for sure how things are here, because I am always at home now and have been for months. On the rare occasions I venture out though, things seem "normal." Went downtown a month or so ago (which is where I normally work). Obviously a lot of workers who normally would be there aren't at the moment. But it otherwise seemed normal.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 13, 2020 03:30 PM (H5knJ)

241 Here's a picture of the president at his desk.

To his right is a picture of his father.
To his left is a Remington sculpture and on the wall is a portrait of Andrew Jackson.

It is a good and telling picture.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/y5hfxua3

Posted by: Braenyard at August 13, 2020 03:30 PM (d4edd)

242 Vote for Biden and 3 more months of masks! "That's what leadership looks like" said Kamala. Day 2 is off to a great start for Slo/Blo

Posted by: Bartles and Jaymes at August 13, 2020 03:28 PM (nFRLh)

This election on the Dems side just gets more bizarre by the minute....

Posted by: Boswell at August 13, 2020 03:30 PM (w2LAm)

243 Kamala is like the Anti-Elizabeth Warren. Warren is a grifter all the way through, her entire purpose for existence is to use political power to squeeze money out of everything and everyone. Kamala is a sap, she'll do anything and anyone she's told to in order to gain power. She'll say whatever it takes and whatever you want, as long as it leads to her benefit

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 13, 2020 03:30 PM (KZzsI)

244
Do you force elected individuals to live in the WORST neighborhoods they represent and send their children to the rotten schools they force their electorate to tolerate?

Do you take away the tax payer provided special security the elected receive for themselves and their families? How about the locks on their doors?
Posted by: nurse ratched


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Those are two that we have control over. A condition of being Mayor is that you have to live in the heart of the slum. No special security. We'll watch you. No sleeping in your office or slipping out a back door to nest in a hotel.

Didn't a Chicago mayor do that once? Jane Byrne? Spent some time living in a slum?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 13, 2020 03:30 PM (G51Gf)

245 If the media showed what was happening in our cities, or happened during the riots, not only does Biden lose 50 states, those mayors get tarred and feathered.

Posted by: Heart of Darkness at August 13, 2020 03:30 PM (nFRLh)

246
Those are two that we have control over. A condition of being Mayor is that you have to live in the heart of the slum. No special security. We'll watch you. No sleeping in your office or slipping out a back door to nest in a hotel.

Didn't a Chicago mayor do that once? Jane Byrne? Spent some time living in a slum?
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 13, 2020 03:30 PM (G51Gf)

Yeah, but she had a security detail camping out with her.

Posted by: Roy at August 13, 2020 03:31 PM (nMHJ0)

247 > Looks like flying a fighter jet doesn't require as much intelligence as previously projected

Oh, it could be done.

For one thing, all U.S. Treasury debt held by China could be canceled, and all U.S.-based assets held by Chinese nationals could be seized.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 13, 2020 03:31 PM (unn44)

248 Bitter Clinger,

That's where I am headed, but I have no interest in the cities there. I want to be in the poor places, where everyone thinks the tweakers live. (And they do live there, but they also live where I am now.)

Posted by: notsothoreau at August 13, 2020 03:31 PM (JKNZq)

249
I'm trying to give someone some business and have been on hold for an hour.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 13, 2020 03:31 PM (mht8P)

250
I've often thought if you get a couple of thousand determined Americans you could take over Panama and make book on canal fees.
Posted by: Puddin Head


We're gonna need a shitload of dimes!

Posted by: COSCO shipping at August 13, 2020 03:31 PM (aKsyK)

251 >>This election on the Dems side just gets more bizarre by the minute....

But Slow Joe is totally beating Trump by double digits.

Totally.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 13, 2020 03:31 PM (ZLI7S)

252 So, seems like its getting harder to ignore the civil war.

I mean, unless like say Brian Stetler, you are getting paid to ignore it.

Posted by: simplemind at August 13, 2020 03:31 PM (GoFj2)

253
Here's a picture of the president at his desk.

To his right is a picture of his father.
To his left is a Remington sculpture and on the wall is a portrait of Andrew Jackson.

It is a good and telling picture.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/y5hfxua3
Posted by: Braenyard

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I'm so frickin' grateful for him I can't even say.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 13, 2020 03:31 PM (G51Gf)

254 Kamala Action Figure - someone should reissue the 1978 Wonder Woman Scissors, with Kamala's face on them instead:

https://foxandgrapes.co/p/1978-vintage-wonder-woman-childrens-scissors-2/

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 13, 2020 03:32 PM (Kpl3J)

255 I guess I'm not surprised that the same people who believe all the fearmongering, even though their own senses tell them otherwise, would be driven to suicide.

Posted by: artemis at August 13, 2020 03:32 PM (AwPyG)

256
I'm tempted to learn the Polish language just so I can move my retirement there so I can get the 'authentic' Eucharist from a REAL Catholic Church.

;-)

Posted by: Sapwolf at August 13, 2020 03:32 PM (nuv3n)

257 Biden says we should wear masks outside for next 3 months and governors should mandate it.

Gosh, I wonder what happens in ~3 months that will cause the issue to go away.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at August 13, 2020 03:32 PM (eHs5Q)

258 I would BET had some preliminary deal--or was well on his way towards
one when someone spooked the Danes or the Turtle and Schumer told him
the Senate would never ratify the deal.

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Great Constitutional question - does Senate need to ratify a purchase of Greenland? Or does House need to appropriate the funds?

Posted by: SH at August 13, 2020 03:32 PM (sX1BW)

259 Importing a little bit of Somalia.
Posted by: Roy

What a coincidence.

Comments from another blog, indicated that "people" in Omar's district were going around strongarming people to vote for her.

Yes, this is now some 3rd world shit hole.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at August 13, 2020 03:32 PM (vcOmj)

260 Wild Viking Women? Sign me up!

Posted by: Backup Slider at August 13, 2020 03:32 PM (amQo5)

261 I hate this because it's going to be like an anchor pulling the rest of the country down. But the cities are the power center of the Lefties. Take them down and you take down their power. Also, you starve the bureaucrats
Posted by: notsothoreau at August 13, 2020 03:27 PM (JKNZq)


Interesting thought experience:

Compare and contrast, the tyranny imposed on Americans who don't live in cities, by the cities, to that of the English King on the colonies.

I would suggest the King was much much MUCH more benevolent, and less arbitrary in his tyranny.

Time for a new Declaration of Independence.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 13, 2020 03:32 PM (hku12)

262 Just the tip?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at August 13, 2020 03:29 PM (UWqZJ)

All the way to Djibouti.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 13, 2020 03:32 PM (6FeV1)

263 If there was anyone who could snap the residents of NYC out of their torpor over the destruction of their city, it would be Bloomberg, whom everyone agrees did a good job as the previous mayor.

His silence is deafening, as well as disgusting.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at August 13, 2020 03:29 PM (6xA3t)


One of the Trump boys should run for Mayor of NYC. Neither Eric or Don Jr. would win--but they might shake things up so much that they allow a stealth middle "option" to come in and clean it up.
They make shake things up a bit

Posted by: JoeF. at August 13, 2020 03:33 PM (7ixfo)

264 What really needs to happen is for NYC to turn off all surveillance cameras for a few days and see who wins?

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 13, 2020 03:33 PM (922zJ)

265 Well it's not like we have the news media, movie stars, authors etc all
saying that human beings are a plague on the planet or anything....


*insert Agent Smith's soliloquy against humans from The Matrix here*

One of many, unfortunately.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Mask Rebel at August 13, 2020 03:33 PM (HaL55)

266

So we know that by removing police crime will increase, then property values will go down...

I would say someone should be digging into who the fuck is financing these people.

It always boil down to money, and this really stinks of someone looking to profit.

Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller, Lesbian at August 13, 2020 03:33 PM (lg/F7)

267 Does anything still think the GOP is not the real problem?
Posted by: Gilded Age II



Not seeing a problem here. The cheap labor must flow.

Posted by: Your Chamber of Commerce at August 13, 2020 03:33 PM (786Ro)

268 For one thing, all U.S. Treasury debt held by China could be canceled, and all U.S.-based assets held by Chinese nationals could be seized.

That's the kind of thing you hold over the head of China when they eye taking over Taiwan or other territories. We won't go to war over this, we'll just cut you off and ruin you.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 13, 2020 03:33 PM (KZzsI)

269 (I still say those buses that took all those refugees back to vote for Nagin should have just driven off after the drop-off)
Posted by: Mrs. Peel at August 13, 2020 03:21 PM (rWZ8Y)

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Next time? Follow them. Have someone distract the driver, and slice all the valve stems.

Posted by: rd at August 13, 2020 03:33 PM (+0uDE)

270 I'm trying to give someone some business and have been on hold for an hour.
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Landscapers, home remodelers, pool builders all completely swamped.

Boats are selling like hotcakes.

Posted by: simplemind at August 13, 2020 03:33 PM (NJaCt)

271 Immature, emotionally unstable youths lacking any moral foundation are being bombarded constantly with a message of doom and misery, and their entire world has been destabilized by hysterical fearmongerers.

Yeah, small wonder they think there's no future, no hope, and no purpose to life, why not end it?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor




We grew up with Bob Hope, Steve Jobs, and Johnny Cash.

Yutes today have no hope, no jobs and no cash.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 13, 2020 03:33 PM (yCZVl)

272 A lot of the stuff that makes the urban environment intolerable happens at just-below-newsworthy level, so you never hear about it.

Examples I've heard about recently repeatedly in the SF Bay Area:

-- Minority bus drivers not stopping for and/or refusing to pick up Asian and white passengers. If there's a black bus driver, and a black person is waiting at a stop, then the driver will pull over and let the passenger on. But if it's an Asian or white passenger waiting alone at the stop? Whoosh - -drive right on by, don't even slow down. if there's a mixed crowd, the driver has to stop and reluctantly allow non-blacks on amongst the crowd.

-- Bum-on-bum violence has become racialized. Used to be the violence in the "homeless encampments" was generally due to drug disputes and/or mental illness issues erupting randomly. But I've heard more and more tales of bum-fights and bum-violence being due to racial disputes -- something that was rare to non-existent before. Also, random minority bums now much more frequently yell menacing racialized schizo threats at passing white people -- "Bubbedy you motherfuckin' WHITE devil I kick ass watch your back wallagabonza!" and you walk past some crazed wino in the gutter.

-- Shoplifting be black teens has become a constant, nearly universal experience for most shop owners. The teens know they are untouchable -- accuse them of anything, and they'll call you a racist, film the incident and upload it, and within 45 minutes there will be BLM protesters in front of your store. So the teens just laugh and take whatever they want, and the shop owners just let them walk out with it, rather than risk the political fallout from stopping them or calling the cops.

Etc. etc. etc. Little things. Day after day, and constant stream of infuriating, alarming or enraging micro-incidents that NEVER get reported on. After a while, they all add up to make the whole urban environment intolerable.

Posted by: zombie at August 13, 2020 03:33 PM (HEEq1)

273 Escape From New York is no longer just a dystopian sci-fi movie.

Posted by: Roy at August 13, 2020 03:33 PM (nMHJ0)

274 those mayors get tarred and feathered.
Posted by: Heart of Darkness

But Hitlery claimed she was no way 'tarred!

Posted by: Tonypete at August 13, 2020 03:34 PM (Rvt88)

275 I found a link today (from Insty I think) about how Hawaii has these stringent mask and isolation laws and new cases are still spiking. I got a response from a high school friend. She is Hawaiian and was back there this spring. She said it's all true. They are panic stricken and everyone masks up.

Posted by: notsothoreau at August 13, 2020 03:34 PM (JKNZq)

276 Yeah, small wonder they think there's no future, no hope, and no purpose to life, why not end it?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 13, 2020 03:28 PM (KZzsI)

Yep, loss of hope, no relationships forming, social isolation, no money, no school and diminished mental health access ( as soon as the lockdown was announced in NJ, I knew several good therapists who lost 90% of their clients due to fear of wuflu). Virtual "telemedicine" is a lousy substitute.

Posted by: CN at August 13, 2020 03:34 PM (ONvIw)

277 For one thing, all U.S. Treasury debt held by China could be canceled, and all U.S.-based assets held by Chinese nationals could be seized.

That's the kind of thing you hold over the head of China when they eye taking over Taiwan or other territories. We won't go to war over this, we'll just cut you off and ruin you.
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reneg on debts - what could possibly go wrong?

Posted by: simplemind at August 13, 2020 03:34 PM (zzTwG)

278 insert Agent Smith's soliloquy against humans from The Matrix here

At no point in the entire series is Smith's argument or position discredited, disproven, or even argued against. He's the voice of the author.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 13, 2020 03:34 PM (KZzsI)

279 Minneapolis is a smoldering ruin that has sustained untold damage to its immigrant neighborhoods.


Good. Burn them all to the ground. Let's face it, they're at the core of the problem.

I HATE this business of saying something is bad because it hurts minorities, immigrants, women, of fruits.

That's not necessary. If something is evil, it's evil, regardless of its impact on the favored groups. To distinguish implies that the same thing would NOT be evil if it hurt heterosexual white males.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 13, 2020 03:34 PM (jpBkc)

280 and you walk past = as you walk past

Posted by: zombie at August 13, 2020 03:35 PM (HEEq1)

281 266 If there was anyone who could snap the residents of NYC out of their torpor over the destruction of their city, it would be Bloomberg, whom everyone agrees did a good job as the previous mayor.

His silence is deafening, as well as disgusting.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at August 13, 2020 03:29 PM (6xA3t)
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Bloomberg is busy fucking up VA with his Gimp Governor Northam. Before that it was Hillary's Gimp McAulife. Living in the Occupied Territory of NOVA sucks.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 13, 2020 03:35 PM (922zJ)

282 Posted by: Lowest Common Denominator at August 13, 2020 03:28 PM (RCZtM)

These kinds of comments have been deleted before? I haven't seen it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 13, 2020 03:35 PM (WkPC9)

283 I understand that the proper term to refer to a transman is a "phoney baloney".

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 13, 2020 03:35 PM (+y/Ru)

284 I remember many of us after 2012 (when we thought Mittens really wanted to win) when Preezy Shit Midas got another four years to destroy America and we said "Let it burn?"

Well the demo-commies are not saying let it burn but making it burn.

Shooting time is closer than most think. Some places it past shooting time.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at August 13, 2020 03:35 PM (pw+jk)

285 I'm praying for a landslide. It could be the only way to stop this bullshit. It's not necessarily even that Trump deserves the victory, but these assholes ABSOLUTELY deserve the defeat. What would be left if the four-year escalating temper tantrum were rewarded?

Posted by: Kensington at August 13, 2020 03:35 PM (IRDr0)

286 Huh. I would've thought a Kamala Action Figure would be made by Doc Johnson.

Posted by: Hands at August 13, 2020 03:35 PM (786Ro)

287 It is ethnic cleansing, straight up. Just because it doesn't break nearly along racial, ethnic, or religious lines does not make it less so. Basically, it is a minority of largely White upper class using it's own children and poor minorities to chase out everyone else.

Odd how those who always clamor for war due to ethnic cleansing in other countries remain silent isn't it?

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at August 13, 2020 03:35 PM (lxioR)

288 276 Escape From New York is no longer just a dystopian sci-fi movie.
Posted by: Roy at August 13, 2020 03:33 PM (nMHJ0)


It's becoming a best-case scenario.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 13, 2020 03:35 PM (jpBkc)

289 Great Constitutional question - does Senate need to ratify a purchase of
Greenland? Or does House need to appropriate the funds?


It's too bad Donald Trump just can't purchase it outright. If there's as much in the way of rare metals there to be mined as some are saying, he'd make plenty of money. Hell, I'd do it if I had the money.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Mask Rebel at August 13, 2020 03:35 PM (HaL55)

290 McSally is calling for $1 trillion in reparations from the ChiComs.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 13, 2020 03:20 PM (unn44)
Looks like flying a fighter jet doesn't require as much intelligence as previously projected

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You know what? I bet Trump has something like this in mind for the Chinese Commies

He won't frame it this way of course.
But there's a reason he keeps saying things like "....everything was going great--until this virus blew in from China...."

Posted by: JoeF. at August 13, 2020 03:36 PM (7ixfo)

291 Posted by: notsothoreau at August 13, 2020 03:31 PM (JKNZq)

.....

If you need help birddogging communities let me know.

Conservatives are welcome.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 13, 2020 03:36 PM (F5Ao7)

292 Etc. etc. etc. Little things. Day after day, and constant stream of infuriating, alarming or enraging micro-incidents that NEVER get reported on. After a while, they all add up to make the whole urban environment intolerable.
Posted by: zombie at August 13, 2020 03:33 PM (HEEq1)

I thought the bay area decided all this was cool and that blacks should never be reported for anything short of murder, and then with trepidation?

Posted by: CN at August 13, 2020 03:36 PM (ONvIw)

293
Minneapolis is a smoldering ruin that has sustained untold damage to its immigrant neighborhoods.


Importing a little bit of Somalia.
Posted by: Roy at August 13, 2020 03:28 PM (nMHJ0)

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Ilhan's district:
63% white
17% black
9% Hispanic
6% Asian
4% other
1% Native American

It's the woke white liberals keeping her in power. That includes, I believe, the local US Deputy AG (or whatever the title is). Snack Barr is bagpiping while a criminal holds federal office.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 13, 2020 03:36 PM (G51Gf)

294 Suicide Cascade - Where there is no vision, the People perish. Proverbs 29:18

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 13, 2020 03:36 PM (Kpl3J)

295 292 276 Escape From New York is no longer just a dystopian sci-fi movie.
Posted by: Roy at August 13, 2020 03:33 PM (nMHJ0)

It's becoming a best-case scenario.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


If get to have chandeliers on the hood of my Cadillac, then it's all worth it.

Posted by: zombie at August 13, 2020 03:36 PM (HEEq1)

296 A few of us went in last week to one of our newer midtown locations. It doesn't even look like the same area. It was like taking a step into NYC circa 1970's.

It was one of the main reason our company is moving most of the workforce to working from home or other offices outside the city. It mostly prompted us to make a decision that nobody would be required to go back in the office until June of next year.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 13, 2020 03:36 PM (VpIIl)

297 Also, FIRST! lulz

Posted by: Kensington at August 13, 2020 03:36 PM (IRDr0)

298 reneg on debts - what could possibly go wrong?
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What? Can we not send them a bill for the virus they released. They can either pay it directly or we can cancel whatever indebtedness is owed to them.

Posted by: SH at August 13, 2020 03:37 PM (sX1BW)

299
They are panic stricken and everyone masks up.
Posted by: notsothoreau at August 13, 2020 03:34 PM (JKNZq)

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What's the unemployment rate in Hawaii? All they have is the military and tourism, and that's in the toilet now.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 13, 2020 03:37 PM (mht8P)

300 Nurse, I feel badly for you because Seattle used to be beautiful. But I'm in Wyoming and can only observe the mess going on in the rest of the country. It probably won't make it this far and they would be silly to try. So I'll just watch it all burn.

Posted by: Megthered at August 13, 2020 03:37 PM (o/O3z)

301 Seattle doesn't actually have the final word on its policing. Thanks to
an Obama-era consent decree, the Department of Justice might force
Seattle to spend the money anyway.

Posted by: SMOD at August 13, 2020 03:37 PM (X5CsJ)

302 Didn't a Chicago mayor do that once? Jane Byrne? Spent some time living in a slum?
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 13, 2020 03:30 PM (G51Gf)
++++++++++
Yes. For a few weeks, moved in to Cabrini Green to demonstrate how "not bad" it was. She had a security detail with her and she only lasted a short while. They also had to harden her apartment, and did so cheaply and effectively. When she moved out and the gangsters took a look around and the modifications, the light bulbs over their heads turned on and then the cops got to deal with armored apartment entrances on the rare occasion that they could be talked into going into those vertical no-go-zones.

The gigantic high-rise urban housing projects were an unmitigated disaster. Only Saint Louis came to terms with that on its own, when they lobbied hard to be allowed to tear down Pruitt-Igoe. Chicago held on to the bitter end, and only finished tearing down Cabrini Green and its sisters when HUD made them do it and footed the bill.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 13, 2020 03:37 PM (hYcqw)

303 I lived through the dystopian urban decay of the 70s. I delivered milk (I was very young) and each week you could see the spread, like a cancer.

Some areas I never thought would turn around, slowly after decades, started becoming safe and prosperous again.

ofuck-up got elected and undid it all with his racial progressive anti-american bs.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at August 13, 2020 03:37 PM (LWu6U)

304
I don't think it's a disguise, many of these
places are lily white, and they vote like Harlem does. I really don't
see a place like NYC having a surge of Trump voters in November.



But maybe this a lot of liberals getting mugged by reality, let's hope so.



I absolutely think the suburbs though are terrified and you will see a surge for Trump there.

Posted by: Blago at August 13, 2020 03:12 PM (gkdnV)

The white, affluent, women who like their cool coffee shops and bookstores, their yoga studios, walkable safe neighborhoods with cute little stores and restaurants is a core Democrat constituency. They are scared for themselves and their children and that fear will, I think, override rude tweets.

And the Democrats want to just hand that constituency over to Trump like they did with the working class. Mind boggling.

Posted by: Mikey NTH -Boo Hoo? You Do! Pity Party Supplies at The Outrage Outlet! at August 13, 2020 03:38 PM (75OeF)

305 It's the woke white liberals keeping her in power. That includes, I believe, the local US Deputy AG (or whatever the title is). Snack Barr is bagpiping while a criminal holds federal office.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 13, 2020 03:36 PM (G51Gf)

How dare you!

Posted by: Billy plays Bagpipes channeling my inner greta at August 13, 2020 03:38 PM (ONvIw)

306 Didn't a Chicago mayor do that once? Jane Byrne? Spent some time living in a slum?
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 13, 2020 03:30 PM (G51Gf)


Jane, you ignorant slut.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 13, 2020 03:38 PM (hku12)

307 Bitter Clinger,

I'm leaning towards Mountain City, but would consider Sneedville/Eidson too. And I may need help once I finally get some money from this mess, as I may need someone that can evaluate the place for me. Oh, and I don't care if I wind up in a single wide for now.

Posted by: notsothoreau at August 13, 2020 03:38 PM (JKNZq)

308 All those cities already vote exclusively democrat. If this continues, one of those cities is going to flip red and take the whole state with it. Great plan, geniuses. Carry on.

Posted by: Chris W at August 13, 2020 03:38 PM (ENWT/)

309 blacks should never be reported for anything short of murder, and then with trepidation?

He was just shooting at a seagull!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 13, 2020 03:38 PM (KZzsI)

310 > Great Constitutional question - does Senate need to ratify a purchase of Greenland? Or does House need to appropriate the funds?

There are a couple of precedents, the Louisiana Purchase and the Alaska Purchase.

Both of those had the funding passed by the House and the respective treaties ratified by the Senate.

The Gadsden Purchase was more of a strong-arm robbery, so I wouldn't go by that one. Heh.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 13, 2020 03:38 PM (unn44)

311 It's too bad Donald Trump just can't purchase it outright. If there's as
much in the way of rare metals there to be mined as some are saying,
he'd make plenty of money. Hell, I'd do it if I had the money.
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Why can't he? Through the national defense budget.

Posted by: SH at August 13, 2020 03:38 PM (sX1BW)

312 One of the Trump sons should run for Mayor of NYC. Neither Eric or Don Jr. would win--but they might shake things up so much that they allow a stealth middle "option"---say a Staten Island conservative or something- to come in and clean it up.

Posted by: JoeF. at August 13, 2020 03:33 PM (7ixfo)

Posted by: JoeF. at August 13, 2020 03:38 PM (7ixfo)

313 293 Great Constitutional question - does Senate need to ratify a purchase of
Greenland? Or does House need to appropriate the funds?

It's too bad Donald Trump just can't purchase it outright. If there's as much in the way of rare metals there to be mined as some are saying, he'd make plenty of money. Hell, I'd do it if I had the money.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Mask Rebel at August 13, 2020 03:35 PM (HaL55)

For the US to obtain it, the House has to appropriate it. There was a bit of a to-do over the Louisiana Purchase because Jefferson went forward with it even though he really hadn't been given the authority to do it. But once it was announced, it was far too popular a move for anyone to back out of it, so they voted him the funds after the fact.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 13, 2020 03:39 PM (Kpl3J)

314 Why would even leftwing mayors wish to destroy their cities and drive out the tax base they need?



So they can surrender their cities to the Minorities that Democrats favor while, at the same time, taxing everyone who works in the city, and making many of the suburban Metropolitan areas basically finance said New Minority City. Case in point: Detroit. The Minorities destroyed the city, which then had to rely on the suburbs for a lot of their finances. The Minorities keep voting D, and can do whatever they want, while the state and region pay for their bills. And the residents of the city keep voting D.

Posted by: shibumi, living in Clown World at August 13, 2020 03:39 PM (ZCiJZ)

315 I lived in downtown SF 20 years ago, panhandlers were bad but not intolerable - from stories of people I know that live there now I'll never go back. But this aggressive, very aggressive bum shit is happening in Houston now - someone is going to get ventilated down here.

Posted by: Heart of Darkness at August 13, 2020 03:39 PM (nFRLh)

316 Mob demands Seattle homeowner give them their house.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y6kkbgrc

Posted by: bonhomme at August 13, 2020 03:39 PM (YYlyE)

317 What if Greenland wants to join the USA as a new territory, we wouldn't have to buy anything then. It would just be like Puerto Rico, but less corrupt

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 13, 2020 03:40 PM (KZzsI)

318 Huh. I would've thought a Kamala Action Figure would be made by Doc Johnson.
Posted by: Hands

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I was thinking Hoover but your thought is appropriate too.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 13, 2020 03:40 PM (Rvt88)

319 Never mind "minority-owned" businesses. How about some concern for businesses generally?

You don't have to justify opposition to this outrage on the basis of its impact on minorities, and it's invidious to do so. The outrageous behavior affects all of us.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 13, 2020 03:06 PM (PNB8i)

This. I'm fucking sick of pretending it only matters if minorities are heart. White people matter ffs.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at August 13, 2020 03:40 PM (PE7uO)

320 Anecdota, of the encouraging kind.

Took a three hour countryside ride this afternoon. In my county and the neighboring county, both of which always vote Dem, lots of Trump signs, zero Biden signs.

Zero.

Posted by: davidt at August 13, 2020 03:40 PM (l3+k2)

321 At no point in the entire series is Smith's argument or position
discredited, disproven, or even argued against. He's the voice of the
author.


Pretty much. But that idea has been about 99% of every sci-fi flick made in the past 50 years or so. It's getting rather tiresome, IMO. First, it's not true anymore and second, as we all know well, outside is always trying to kill us. Especially Australia.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Mask Rebel at August 13, 2020 03:40 PM (HaL55)

322 Looks like Hawaii is at 13.9%

Posted by: notsothoreau at August 13, 2020 03:40 PM (JKNZq)

323 56 what to do?

Do you forbid these rich, entitled elitists from moving? Force them to live with the consequences of their voting choices?

Do you force elected individuals to live in the WORST neighborhoods they represent and send their children to the rotten schools they force their electorate to tolerate?

Do you take away the tax payer provided special security the elected receive for themselves and their families? How about the locks on their doors?
Posted by: nurse ratched at August 13, 2020 03:09 PM (W2Pud)

Nurse 2024

Posted by: Gilded Age II at August 13, 2020 03:40 PM (BRkq2)

324 Shit, how much could Greenland cost anyway? Most of it no one has ever even been too and it's chief exports are seal blubber and frozen testicles.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 13, 2020 03:41 PM (1ISKN)

325 >>What if Greenland wants to join the USA as a new territory, we wouldn't have to buy anything then. It would just be like Puerto Rico, but less corrupt

Low bar. Chicago is less corrupt than Puerto Rico.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 13, 2020 03:41 PM (ZLI7S)

326 The white, affluent, women who like their cool coffee shops and
bookstores, their yoga studios, walkable safe neighborhoods with cute
little stores and restaurants is a core Democrat constituency. They are
scared for themselves and their children and that fear will, I think,
override rude tweets.



Don't forget the white, affluent gay men. They're core democrats as well. Are they as scared as white women? Only time will tell.

Posted by: shibumi, living in Clown World at August 13, 2020 03:41 PM (ZCiJZ)

327 EFNY was the greatest movie of all time. every actor in it was great; Russell, Borgnine, Van Cleef, Pleasance, Hayes, Stanton, and Adrienne Barbeau's rack.

Posted by: x at August 13, 2020 03:41 PM (nFwvY)

328 Ace,

I know you don't do Twitter, but

https://mobile.twitter.com/GingerGataMala

Posted by: rd at August 13, 2020 03:41 PM (+0uDE)

329
-- Bum-on-bum violence has become racialized.

Posted by: zombie

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That is a very weird one to me. What, are they studying the 1619 Project?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 13, 2020 03:41 PM (G51Gf)

330 There are a couple of precedents, the Louisiana Purchase and the Alaska Purchase.



Both of those had the funding passed by the House and the respective treaties ratified by the Senate.

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That is probably the most proper way to do things. Then again, we didn't use to spy on incoming administrations, so proper has kind of gone out the window.


Posted by: SH at August 13, 2020 03:41 PM (sX1BW)

331 Posted by: zombie at August 13, 2020 03:33 PM (HEEq1)

are blacks also treating Hispanics the way they treat whites and asians?

Posted by: vmom 2020 Pinky Raised in Superciliousity at August 13, 2020 03:41 PM (J8nVw)

332 For the US to obtain it, the House has to appropriate it. There was a bit of a to-do over the Louisiana Purchase because Jefferson went forward with it even though he really hadn't been given the authority to do it. But once it was announced, it was far too popular a move for anyone to back out of it, so they voted him the funds after the fact.
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This was pretty much what Trump tried, but the MFM screwed it up. Was worth a shot though.

Posted by: simplemind at August 13, 2020 03:41 PM (ON09W)

333 ...and it's invidious to do so. The outrageous behavior affects all of us.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 13, 2020 03:06 PM (PNB8i)
This. I'm fucking sick of pretending it only matters if minorities are heart. White people matter ffs.
Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at August 13, 2020 03:40 PM (PE7uO)

I don't think the argument is that white people and their businesses don't matter, it's that by their own twisted, racist standards, they are failures.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 13, 2020 03:42 PM (6FeV1)

334 Posted by: notsothoreau at August 13, 2020 03:38 PM (JKNZq)

....

Pinged you my email, if you need feet on the ground.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 13, 2020 03:42 PM (F5Ao7)

335 I was so looking forward to Milwaukee in flames in August and now all I have is NYC, Chicago, Portland, Seattle and Minneapolis in flames.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 13, 2020 03:42 PM (922zJ)

336 China is at war with us and now we have a president who is taking it back to them. It's going to get tighter.

This era presents an excellent teaching opportunity for parents.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 13, 2020 03:42 PM (d4edd)

337 So, the guy that threatened to hack Pamela Gellar's head off, and was arrested trying to get into a venue she was at ... is up for Wuhan Flu release now.

Because these releases were never about fear of the flu, they have always and ever been about leftists letting people go that they though should have never been busted to begin with, but the stupid people found them guilty.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 13, 2020 03:42 PM (KZzsI)

338 Ace lives in New York city, right?

Posted by: El Jefe ~ Blue Zones POW MIA ~ You Are Not Forgotten ~ at August 13, 2020 03:43 PM (Ae67h)

339 They're real and they are spectacular.
Adrienne Barbeau

Posted by: steevy at August 13, 2020 03:43 PM (HwiWi)

340 The white, affluent, women who like their cool coffee shops and bookstores, their yoga studios, walkable safe neighborhoods with cute little stores and restaurants is a core Democrat constituency. They are scared for themselves and their children and that fear will, I think, override rude tweets.

And the Democrats want to just hand that constituency over to Trump like they did with the working class. Mind boggling.
Posted by: Mikey NTH -Boo Hoo? You Do! Pity Party Supplies at The Outrage Outlet! at August 13, 2020 03:38 PM (75OeF)


Not that I give the GOP much credit, but since there are so many people apparently unable to muster up the courage to pull the lever for a "Republican"--and these women fit the profile---maybe there's a method to the GOP not going after these people.
Let them just draw their own conclusions--and vote (R) rather than make them feel like they are doing Trump a favor.

Posted by: JoeF. at August 13, 2020 03:43 PM (7ixfo)

341 What a knob this guy is.

Look, the American people are smart enough to see through this laughable far-right sky-is-falling catastrophism which is so transparently an anticipatory attack on the soon-to-be-unveiled unity Cuomo-Harris ticket uniting the two great pillars of our nation, California and New York.

The American people are desperately hungry for a return to open borders, off-shoring of industry and the liberation of more Middle Eastern countries as a way to heal the damaging, dark. divisive tribalism of the Trump era.

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at August 13, 2020 03:43 PM (3B0qi)

342 If we buy Greenland then we have those fucking Canucks surrounded.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 13, 2020 03:43 PM (922zJ)

343 iirc an 'ette is currently empress of Greenland. So she must have veto power on any deal.

Posted by: Hands at August 13, 2020 03:43 PM (786Ro)

344 Because these releases were never about fear of the flu, they have always and ever been about leftists letting people go that they though should have never been busted to begin with, but the stupid people found them guilty.
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Crimes are things you commit, not us. We dispense justice and collect reparations.

Posted by: Soros at August 13, 2020 03:44 PM (u2hxa)

345
I understand we tried to buy Greenland after World War II for $100 million but Denmark didn't want to sell.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 13, 2020 03:44 PM (mht8P)

346 Low bar. Chicago is less corrupt than Puerto Rico.

Yeah it doesn't take much to be better than PR.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 13, 2020 03:44 PM (KZzsI)

347 336 For the US to obtain it, the House has to appropriate it.


well, that's one way. myself, I think the Danes have been getting a little big for their britches.

Posted by: x at August 13, 2020 03:44 PM (nFwvY)

348 zero Biden signs.

Zero.

Posted by: davidt at August 13, 2020 03:40 PM (l3+k2

They were waiting for the VP so they could print.

They'll be everywhere next week.

Posted by: LOL at August 13, 2020 03:44 PM (Q3ZwH)

349
Don't forget the white, affluent gay men. They're core democrats as well. Are they as scared as white women? Only time will tell.
Posted by: shibumi, living in Clown World at August 13, 2020 03:41 PM (ZCiJZ)

But Pence!!!

Posted by: Gay men thinking of voting Trump at August 13, 2020 03:44 PM (7ixfo)

350 While we're at it, this would be a GREAT TIME to raise the gasoline taxes!

--subscribe to The Jizzpatch for more conservative pearls!

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at August 13, 2020 03:45 PM (IRDr0)

351 The prisoners are being released because the left wants terror. They have been goading whackos into violence for over 4 years.

Posted by: steevy at August 13, 2020 03:45 PM (HwiWi)

352

"So they can surrender their cities to the Minorities that Democrats favor while, at the same time, taxing everyone who works in the city, and making many of the suburban Metropolitan areas basically finance said New Minority City. Case in point: Detroit. The Minorities destroyed the city, which then had to rely on the suburbs for a lot of their finances. The Minorities keep voting D, and can do whatever they want, while the state and region pay for their bills. And the residents of the city keep voting D. "

Nicely stated.

There's a reason why Dems go out of their way to kiss the ass of black people.

It is always strange to see how much of the Dem efforts are always directed to improving blacks, and how they never get improved, just worsened.

Which leads to more BLM and studies and grants and awards for documentaries.

One big fuckin scam. Blacks are used, Al Sharpton knows how it's played. Wouldn't be surprised he was behind all the current insanity.



Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller, Lesbian at August 13, 2020 03:45 PM (lg/F7)

353
-- Minority bus drivers not stopping for and/or refusing to pick up Asian and white passengers. If there's a black bus driver, and a black person is waiting at a stop, then the driver will pull over and let the passenger on.

Posted by: zombie

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And I bet they ride for free.

But again, this is another one that surprises me. I think of unionized city employees as focused on One Thing. Keep those union bennies coming and they don't care if Howard Payne gets on the bus. (I had to look it up -- that's the villain in Speed -- and I had to look the title up, too. All I remembered was it was a bus movie with Sandra Bullock.)

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 13, 2020 03:45 PM (G51Gf)

354 Don't forget the white, affluent gay men. They're core democrats as well. Are they as scared as white women? Only time will tell.

I work with a white, affluent, "married" gay man who lives in Capitol Hill, Seattle. I avoid talking with him about politics at all cost because there isn't a doctrinaire leftist position he doesn't embrace with his entire soul.

I'm very curious how all this crap is affecting him, but I'm not gonna ask.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 13, 2020 03:45 PM (YYlyE)

355 Omar's district is the example I cite when I tell people I have no concern with the plight of the cities - dominated by white liberals, they deserve what they vote for, good and hard.

Posted by: Heart of Darkness at August 13, 2020 03:45 PM (nFRLh)

356 If we buy Greenland then we have those fucking Canucks surrounded.

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I believe one of the war gaming situations in War Games was a first strike of Canada from Greenland.

Posted by: SH at August 13, 2020 03:45 PM (sX1BW)

357 If there *isn't* a marked Trump move in many suburbs and demos, then assessments of the country's condition should be adjusted (downward) accordingly.

I don't think he needed the last few months/30 years' worth of degradation and decline of the sort under discussion here to win, but it should absolutely benefit him.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 13, 2020 03:45 PM (OTzUX)

358 One a work call yesterday, one guy in Chicago. Asked him about the riots, he stated it was "only Michigan Avenue". The said he spoke to people in Seattle and Portland, mentioned the riots, and they told him to "stop watching Fox News". He laughed and agreed.

I asked him of he knew that the Chicago Ronald McDonald House was looted with kids inside.

Dead silence. No idea.

Let the cities burn. Buy guns and ammo.

Posted by: motionview at August 13, 2020 03:45 PM (pYQR/)

359 That's the kind of thing you hold over the head of China when they eye taking over Taiwan or other territories. We won't go to war over this, we'll just cut you off and ruin you.
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reneg on debts - what could possibly go wrong?

Posted by: simplemind at August 13, 2020 03:34 PM (zzTwG)

No more deficit spending, outright collapse of the heavily indebted cities that can't survive without finance, the end of the post secondary education...

Some bad things might happen too!

As for China, they need the US. They can take Taiwan, but at a staggering cost. Which includes South Korea and Japan arming up with nukes. Honestly, if Trump hasn't spent the last four years quietly permitting Taiwan's development of a bomb then I can't imagine why.

Posted by: trev006 at August 13, 2020 03:46 PM (D3I/G)

360 Socialism is better than fascism. Progressive is the best.

Posted by: Who at August 13, 2020 03:46 PM (DBt5/)

361 I think the price for greenland would be in gold. No sane country would take the shit we print up on a whim and call money.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at August 13, 2020 03:46 PM (LWu6U)

362 Only Saint Louis came to terms with that on its own, when they lobbied hard to be allowed to tear down Pruitt-Igoe.

I watched videos about Pruitt-Igoe. When it opened, the new residents were gushing about how wonderful it was, beyond their wildest dreams of housing.

Within a year, vandalism had become a problem. Within ten years, the place was a filthy run-down battlefield.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 13, 2020 03:46 PM (jpBkc)

363 333
-- Bum-on-bum violence has become racialized.

Posted by: zombie

========

That is a very weird one to me. What, are they studying the 1619 Project?
Posted by: Blonde Morticia


Race as a topic is just in the atmosphere. You feel it. Even bums feel it. You don't have to study the 1619 Project to understand the specifics or the rationales. Race -- and feeling angry and aggrieved about "racism" -- is just part of the social zeitgeist now. If you're a schizophrenic black wino -- who seem t comprise about 20% of the population in some areas -- you have no one vent to, and no one to accuse, other than your fellow schizophrenic winos who happen to be white.

Posted by: zombie at August 13, 2020 03:47 PM (HEEq1)

364 think the price for greenland would be in gold. No sane country would take the shit we print up on a whim and call money.
Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at August 13, 2020 03:46 PM (LWu6U)

They're on the Euro, right? Not the kroner anymore?

In which case it's just a game of geopolitical Monopoly.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 13, 2020 03:47 PM (6FeV1)

365 >>Yeah it doesn't take much to be better than PR.

The entire time I lived in PR I didn't have a home phone. It took over a year to get one installed unless you paid the bribe and it wasn't worth it.

It was like that with everything.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 13, 2020 03:47 PM (ZLI7S)

366 Your neighborhood is a burnt out hulk, you've been assaulted and robbed. The starbucks and also the Thai restaurant got torched so no soy latte and no Thai food at 3AM or any other time.
Yep, them big cities looking real hip right about now.

Posted by: Nelson Muntz Laugh at August 13, 2020 03:47 PM (cCxiu)

367
Case in point: Detroit. The Minorities destroyed the city,

Posted by: shibumi, living in Clown World

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The only change I'd make is the lefties destroyed the city. They used minorities. It's always the way with the left. They jack a cause and everyone winds up polarized.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 13, 2020 03:47 PM (G51Gf)

368 The prisoners are being released because the left wants terror.

Sure, it gives them boots on the ground but they are looking at the stats. They can claim their incarceration rate of young blacks is lower by just setting a lot free. And they can "reverse injustice" by setting free prisoners they feel aren't so bad and were abused by the system.

All while pretending compassion and using Wuhan Flu as an excuse. And there's not a damned thing anyone can do about it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 13, 2020 03:48 PM (KZzsI)

369 This is all very sad, yet an entirely predictable result of what the Left stokes, encourages, and incubates. All hatred, all the time. It should absolutely be their motto. Pure hatred. Pure, mindless rage. I simply can't handle any more of this destruction, this mental illness they cultivate and marinate in. I'm so sick of it all. And even sicker by a "media" and political class that won't do a damned thing about it.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 13, 2020 03:48 PM (O+I8R)

370
Anecdota, of the encouraging kind.

Took a three hour countryside ride this afternoon. In my county and the neighboring county, both of which always vote Dem, lots of Trump signs, zero Biden signs.

Zero.
Posted by: davidt at August 13, 2020 03:40 PM (l3+k2)

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I have seen stories that Joe Biden doesn't even have state and local campaign offices in some areas.

Almost like everyone thought he wasn't going to be the real candidate, and anyone that did sign up would be considered a second rate stooge to be replaced by the new candidate's loyalists.

Posted by: rd at August 13, 2020 03:48 PM (+0uDE)

371 Trump should tell the Danes if they won't sell it, the Krauts will.

Posted by: x at August 13, 2020 03:48 PM (nFwvY)

372 Bitter Clinger,

There's a mailto link in the URL on my nic. Thanks for the help.

Posted by: notsothoreau at August 13, 2020 03:48 PM (JKNZq)

373
If we buy Greenland then we have those fucking Canucks surrounded.

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*riffles through filing cabinet*

Ah, here it is. "War Plan Red".

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 13, 2020 03:48 PM (mht8P)

374 zero Biden signs.

Zero.

Posted by: davidt at August 13, 2020 03:40 PM (l3+k2

They were waiting for the VP so they could print.

They'll be everywhere next week.
Posted by: LOL at August 13, 2020 03:44 PM (Q3ZwH)


I live in San Diego and I have only seen 1 Biden bumper
sticker. Actually, I haven't seen many if any other political signs in areas that I frequent other than old bernie bumper stickers on Subarus.

Posted by: DR.WTF at August 13, 2020 03:48 PM (AiZBA)

375 Case in point: Detroit. The Minorities destroyed the city

Well whites did a lot of rioting and destroying too, but when it was over, they left.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 13, 2020 03:48 PM (KZzsI)

376 Odd how those who always clamor for war due to ethnic cleansing in other countries remain silent isn't it?

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at August 13, 2020 03:35 PM (lxioR)

The neocons are cheering on the current mess, if not funding it outright.

Posted by: trev006 at August 13, 2020 03:48 PM (D3I/G)

377 Posted by: Puddin Head at August 13, 2020 03:43 PM (922zJ)

No leftist cities where you live, or you have no need to go into any cities because you have a fully stocked underground bunker of the next two years, or nobody you know andlike lives in cities.

Because I find the attitude "I don't give a flying eff about cities" as if they die and this has absolutely no connection to the rest of the state both naive and also disturbing.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 13, 2020 03:48 PM (WkPC9)

378 Greenland was the only known place in the world with a large deposit of cryolite, a mineral critical in older aluminum smelting processes.

Cryolite is now an extinct mineral unless someone finds more.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 13, 2020 03:49 PM (1ISKN)

379 Hey Mon our cities will be like Port Au Prince and Mogadishu after my first 4 years............

The Old Timing Dude Joe will be in a Retirement Home with his Drool Bucket Surgically attached to his chin and a 13 year old Caribbean Queen to finger..............

Posted by: Kamala Harris for VP at August 13, 2020 03:49 PM (qM84C)

380 330 The white, affluent, women who like their cool coffee shops and
bookstores, their yoga studios, walkable safe neighborhoods with cute
little stores and restaurants is a core Democrat constituency. They are
scared for themselves and their children and that fear will, I think,
override rude tweets.



Don't forget the white, affluent gay men. They're core democrats as well. Are they as scared as white women? Only time will tell.
Posted by: shibumi, living in Clown World at August 13, 2020 03:41 PM (ZCiJZ)

Approximately zero of these people will vote for Trump. He said 'pussy' once.

Posted by: Dark Helmet at August 13, 2020 03:49 PM (Oka5v)

381
So we know that by removing police crime will increase, then property values will go down...

I would say someone should be digging into who the fuck is financing these people.

It always boil down to money, and this really stinks of someone looking to profit.

Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller, Lesbian at August 13, 2020 03:33 PM (lg/F7)






As far as what's happening to commercial real estate in New Yawk, I can't help thinking that it's all about a Cuomo and DeBolshevik plot to vastly devalue the Trump holdings in the city, trying to get his wealth down to below $1B.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 13, 2020 03:49 PM (EGyGV)

382 Yes, a couple of days ago there was a story that the biden campaign had withdrawn millions in funding for facebook ads.
I wonder what's up

Posted by: artemis at August 13, 2020 03:49 PM (AwPyG)

383 And...AND...here we have ground zero for this current madness, Minneapolis, who just decided to foist that dirtbag Omar right back into office. Makes one want to give up.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 13, 2020 03:49 PM (O+I8R)

384 Trump is racist!

How do we know?

He won't let us burn your house down and drag you out of your car and beat you.

Posted by: The left at August 13, 2020 03:50 PM (qlFIA)

385 335 Posted by: zombie at August 13, 2020 03:33 PM (HEEq1)

are blacks also treating Hispanics the way they treat whites and asians?
Posted by: vmom 2020


Not sure. Probably. The LEft has gone to great lengths in recent years to fuse black and brown into one overarching unified grievance-group - -but on the other hand, the hostility between Hispanics and black in many California cities goes way back for decades, and that's hard to undo.

Posted by: zombie at August 13, 2020 03:50 PM (HEEq1)

386 "What's happening is this: Thirty years of very meaningful social and economic progress in our cities -- which has hugely benefited minorities -- is being undone..."

Would it kill anyone to explicitly name and mention what's happening with white people in these discussions, or do we always have to include what's happening with minorities for the policy debate to have any validity?

Posted by: Ruled By Mercenaries at August 13, 2020 03:50 PM (XiFxt)

387 It's just not the lawlessness. About 10 years I was in Paris as a tourist. I got hassled by some African immigrants. I looked over, and standing right there, doing absolutely nothing, was a Paris cop.

Getting hassled is one thing. Big cities, you expect some of this type of behavior. Having the law look at you, look at the disorder, and shrug, that was the moment I said I'd never go back. I wasn't hurt or robbed. But I had a feeling of, you're on your own here. I never forgot that, and I vowed I won't live anywhere that I feel I am on my own.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at August 13, 2020 03:50 PM (8Xxh3)

388 I think the price for greenland would be in gold. No sane country would take the shit we print up on a whim and call money.


I was going to make a snark about Denmark being on the Euro but I checked first. They're not.

They may be craftier than they let on.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 13, 2020 03:50 PM (q2K0j)

389 I think the price for greenland would be in gold. No sane country would take the shit we print up on a whim and call money.
Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at August 13, 2020 03:46 PM (LWu6U)


Problem is, if you give them $100 mil in gold now, they come back next year and ask for another $100 mil.

And the year after that, and the year after that, and so on and so forth.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 13, 2020 03:50 PM (hku12)

390 As for China, they need the US. They can take Taiwan, but at a staggering cost. Which includes South Korea and Japan arming up with nukes. Honestly, if Trump hasn't spent the last four years quietly permitting Taiwan's development of a bomb then I can't imagine why.
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Shallow seabed in the approach to Taiwain.

Nuclear mines.

Approaching invasion fleet, gone in a blink.

Posted by: sweet dreams at August 13, 2020 03:50 PM (GoFj2)

391 Rural radio neus said: the real estate market started kicking in April steadily increasing through July and now is going gangbusters.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 13, 2020 03:50 PM (d4edd)

392 373 The prisoners are being released for the same reason Castro released the criminals for the Mariel boat lift. They are no longer an expense and they create havoc.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at August 13, 2020 03:50 PM (C1Lsn)

393 movies relevant today:

Death Wish
Dirty Harry

Posted by: vmom 2020 Pinky Raised in Superciliousity at August 13, 2020 03:50 PM (J8nVw)

394 The white, affluent, women who like their cool coffee shops and bookstores, their yoga studios, walkable safe neighborhoods with cute little stores and restaurants is a core Democrat constituency. They are scared for themselves and their children and that fear will, I think, override rude tweets.

And the Democrats want to just hand that constituency over to Trump like they did with the working class. Mind boggling.
Posted by: Mikey NTH -Boo Hoo? You Do! Pity Party Supplies at The Outrage Outlet! at August 13, 2020 03:38 PM (75OeF)


This is a real problem with the distaff vote: they're so easily stampeded, so susceptible to emotional manipulation.

How many times have we heard them say, "It's for the children!"

How many times have we heard them say, "We can't afford that!"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 13, 2020 03:51 PM (jpBkc)

395 Yes, a couple of days ago there was a story that the biden campaign had withdrawn millions in funding for facebook ads.
I wonder what's up

Posted by: artemis at August 13, 2020 03:49†

He just made a record setting tv ad purchase.

Posted by: LOL at August 13, 2020 03:51 PM (Q3ZwH)

396 It always boil down to money, and this really stinks of someone looking to profit.

***

Much of the world benefits in various ways on pillaging the American taxpayer.


Trump, to some small extent, threatened that....and so we get lockdowns, rioting, and burned out cities.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 13, 2020 03:51 PM (qlFIA)

397 And why did that Paris cop do do nothing? because he felt that HE was on his own. the politicians and courts wouldn't back him up.

We will soon have a police force we pay to do nothing.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at August 13, 2020 03:51 PM (8Xxh3)

398 I'm white. Anecdotally speaking, i notice that blacks and hispanics out and about in trivial day to day interactions almost seem to be going out of their way to be nice to me and to each other.

White folks are just the same daydreaming oblivious dicks they always are.

Again, purely anecdote.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 13, 2020 03:51 PM (6FeV1)

399 And the year after that, and the year after that, and so on and so forth.
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Danegeld jokes.

Wow.

Posted by: only here at August 13, 2020 03:51 PM (spYYh)

400 We should just take Greenland. Try and stop us, Danish.

Posted by: Regular joe at August 13, 2020 03:51 PM (L9P9s)

401

I'm stunned at the non-reaction of the folks in those neighborhoods. It has to come with a massive force of thousands. Many are scared because it is THEY who go to jail. It has to come as one huge wave. This wave is swelling. I wonder when it will break.

Moving is not the answer.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 13, 2020 03:52 PM (rjE57)

402 Yay. 102 today. 107 tomorrow. 104 Saturday.

Currently 100.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 13, 2020 03:52 PM (yCZVl)

403 but on the other hand, the hostility between Hispanics and black in many California cities goes way back for decades, and that's hard to undo.

Hispanics are taking over neighborhoods where blacks used to live, at least in Los Angeles, as the black percentage drops and hispanic rises. That has led to a lot of animosity

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 13, 2020 03:52 PM (KZzsI)

404 Greenland was the only known place in the world with a large deposit of cryolite, a mineral critical in older aluminum smelting processes.

Cryolite is now an extinct mineral unless someone finds more.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 13, 2020 03:49 PM (1ISKN)


And when they finally run out of it there, everyone will cryalot.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 13, 2020 03:52 PM (hku12)

405 It's just not the lawlessness. About 10 years I was in Paris as a tourist. I got hassled by some African immigrants. I looked over, and standing right there, doing absolutely nothing, was a Paris cop.

Enjoy the diversity!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 13, 2020 03:52 PM (jpBkc)

406 Judgement Night (1993)

Posted by: vmom 2020 Pinky Raised in Superciliousity at August 13, 2020 03:52 PM (J8nVw)

407 Why I have quick safes in all my vehicles now - go to the city, take the HK.

Posted by: Heart of Darkness at August 13, 2020 03:52 PM (nFRLh)

408 We could take Denmark, too. They have nice pastries

Posted by: artemis at August 13, 2020 03:53 PM (AwPyG)

409 Speaking of Greenland, the movie of that same name should be playing in the US tomorrow.

https://tinyurl.com/y424b8jx

If it has that* scene in it, it will be my all-favorite movie of all-time.

*By that scene, I mean the scene where Gerald Butler kicks people, or the asteroid, off Greenland yelling "THIS! IS! GREENLAND!!!"

Posted by: Thrawn at August 13, 2020 03:53 PM (Enc9Y)

410 We should just take Greenland. Try and stop us, Danish.

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Like all Euro's they are a dying country anyway.


Posted by: SH at August 13, 2020 03:53 PM (sX1BW)

411 398 movies relevant today:

Death Wish
Dirty Harry
Posted by: vmom 2020 Pinky Raised in Superciliousity at August 13, 2020 03:50 PM (J8nVw)


The Star Chamber

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 13, 2020 03:53 PM (s2VJv)

412 Greenland has always been U.S. territory

Posted by: x at August 13, 2020 03:53 PM (nFwvY)

413 A couple of years ago on FB I was having a convo with a guy who lived in Portland. It was a political discussion and recently the whole Fake News thing had come up, and he was like Trump should be impeached for saying such a thing.

Not 2 minutes later, Portland came up (remember, 2 years ago). He says, oh, its not bad here. Don't believe the reports.

I said, if only we had a pithy way to describe incorrect reporting.

Posted by: blaster at August 13, 2020 03:53 PM (ZfRYq)

414 All while pretending compassion and using Wuhan Flu as an excuse. And there's not a damned thing anyone can do about it.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 13, 2020 03:48 PM (KZzsI)

There's not a damn thing anyone will do about it. What are people gonna do, demonstrate? That only works for libs.

The left will counter "armed robbery should not be a death penalty, but you maskless killers...in you go"

Posted by: CN at August 13, 2020 03:54 PM (ONvIw)

415 As for China, they need the US. They can take Taiwan, but at a staggering cost. Which includes South Korea and Japan arming up with nukes. Honestly, if Trump hasn't spent the last four years quietly permitting Taiwan's development of a bomb then I can't imagine why.
Posted by: trev006 at August 13, 2020 03:46 PM (D3I/G)
++++++++++
I don't know about Taiwan's capabilities, but if Japan and Korea wanted nukes, I would be surprised if it takes them more than three months between the decision and the deliverable weapon. They know how. They have the materials. They have the engineer. They have the industrial capacity. It has just made greater geopolitical sense to *not* have them. If that math changes, they'll have them in the blink of an eye.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 13, 2020 03:54 PM (hYcqw)

416 >Try that in the First World
>Try that in America
>Try that in the suburbs
>Try that in the rural areas
>Try that in my town
>Try that in my neighborhood
>Try that at my house
>Try that on my bedroom door

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at August 13, 2020 03:54 PM (PE7uO)

417 We could take Denmark, too. They have nice pastries
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The US and Poland can split up Scandanavia. Really squeeze the Germans and keep Russia out of the Baltics.

Posted by: SH at August 13, 2020 03:54 PM (sX1BW)

418 Cities have always been the center of crime, disease, congestion, etc. Where the fuck did the idea that they aren't ever come from?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 13, 2020 03:54 PM (oVJmc)

419
How many times have we heard them say, "We can't afford that!"
***


I've had this conversation with LIVs and it is like a brick wall. Even the ones that get personal finance don't seem to understand that not only does the US government not have infinite money, but every dollar it spends comes from a taxpayer.


The response to that of course is "tax the rich!". I point out, since I live in a wealthy blue state area, that is the LIV in question and they just get a confused look....but I'm not rich! Even though they live in a half a million dollar house and make six figures....

Posted by: 18-1 at August 13, 2020 03:54 PM (qlFIA)

420 361 If we buy Greenland then we have those fucking Canucks surrounded.

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I believe one of the war gaming situations in War Games was a first strike of Canada from Greenland.
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I'm a master at Risk and this is very true. Never try to hold Europe early.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 13, 2020 03:54 PM (922zJ)

421 Yay. 102 today. 107 tomorrow. 104 Saturday.

Currently 100.
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Do you have a pool, or do you just turn the sprinkler on and run back and forth?

Posted by: simplemind at August 13, 2020 03:54 PM (zzTwG)

422 246 Kamala is like the Anti-Elizabeth Warren. Warren is a grifter all the way through, her entire purpose for existence is to use political power to squeeze money out of everything and everyone. Kamala is a sap, she'll do anything and anyone she's told to in order to gain power. She'll say whatever it takes and whatever you want, as long as it leads to her benefit
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 13, 2020 03:30 PM (KZzsI)

I think you will find she is an angry bitter vicious mean-spirited hag in the vein of The Hag who wants power at all costs, to stick it to her enemies and those who have wronged her so they shall feel her wrath for eternity.

Hates America because she hates people, and so wants badly to serve her masters in that regard.

Kamala was slated by the DNC to perform the coup de gras on America, only they're trying it four years ahead of schedule. I have been saying this since 2017.

Posted by: ... at August 13, 2020 03:54 PM (vGjSz)

423 Hispanics are taking over neighborhoods where blacks used to live, at least in Los Angeles, as the black percentage drops and hispanic rises. That has led to a lot of animosity
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 13, 2020 03:52 PM (KZzsI)


Consider Compton.

1950s - white lower middle class (home of Duke Snider)
1970s - black working class and underclass
1990s - Hispanic working class

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 13, 2020 03:54 PM (jpBkc)

424

Will they accept it from the other side?

University suggests it may punish students for failing to intervene in 'bias-motivated' incidents

Syracuse University may soon punish students who fail to intervene in what the university dubs "bias-motivated" incidents, a recent dispatch from the school's "chief diversity and inclusion officer" suggests.

The university's student code of conduct "has been revised, based on [student] input, to state that violations of the code that are bias-motivated--including conduct motivated by racism--will be punished more severely," writes Keith Alford on the school's website.

The New York-based school "also revised the code to make clear when bystanders and accomplices can be held accountable," Alford continues, implying that the university may soon begin punishing students who don't sufficiently confront such incidents when witnessed.


NY, continuing to circle the marxist drain.
Their new mascot - A Snitch

h/t just the news

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 13, 2020 03:55 PM (rjE57)

425 Greenland has always been U.S. territory
Posted by: x at August 13, 2020 03:53 PM (nFwvY)


Always has been.

Posted by: Astronaut Holding a Handgun at August 13, 2020 03:55 PM (hku12)

426 358
-- Minority bus drivers not stopping for and/or refusing to pick up Asian and white passengers. If there's a black bus driver, and a black person is waiting at a stop, then the driver will pull over and let the passenger on.

Posted by: zombie

==========

And I bet they ride for free.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia

Actually, everyone rides buses for free in the Covid-19 era. Most Bay Area transit districts have suspended bus fares indefinitely.

Why? For two reasons:

-- "Tp help underserved communities survive the economic crisis"; and
-- The front half of all buses are roped off, and everyone boards at the back, to protect the driver -- but the fare box is at the front. Solution: just skip paying fares altogether. Bus drivers' union insisted.

Posted by: zombie at August 13, 2020 03:55 PM (HEEq1)

427 War with China

Are the US Navy and Coast Guard still paying prize money to sailors that capture foreign ships?

Because the first thing we need to do is capture all the Chinese Merchant Marine when war is declared, before they can high tail it to neutral ports.

Posted by: rd at August 13, 2020 03:55 PM (+0uDE)

428
One big fuckin scam. Blacks are used, Al Sharpton knows how it's played. Wouldn't be surprised he was behind all the current insanity.



Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller, Lesbian at August 13, 2020 03:45 PM (lg/F7)

Someone reported that he has made $1 million dollars since BLM started. I don't know how they know that, but that's what they said.

Also Sharpie has a supposedly 100,000 BLM march scheduled for D.C. this month. I'm sure his pockets will be lined from that

Posted by: Rev. FenelonSpoke, not a lesbian. at August 13, 2020 03:55 PM (WkPC9)

429 Because I find the attitude "I don't give a flying eff about cities" as if they die and this has absolutely no connection to the rest of the state both naive and also disturbing.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 13, 2020 03:48 PM (WkPC9)

We talk in shorthand. I feel bad about the cities just like, if I had been around at the time, I would have felt bad for Dresden and Hiroshima and Nagasaki. There were good people who live in all of those cities, that has never been disputed, and it was a tragedy that they had to be destroyed.

but they DID have to be destroyed, because they supported a system dedicated to OUR destruction, and there was no other way for any kind of worthwhile future to be reached.

In the current situation, we are actually marvelously fortunate that we don't have to weigh the moral calculus of destroying these dens of evil and hatred; we have the luxury of sitting back and watching them destroy ourselves. It's probably not nice to express our elation at watching our sworn enemies destroy themselves, but it's an understandable response.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 13, 2020 03:55 PM (Kpl3J)

430 Unitalic.

Posted by: zombie at August 13, 2020 03:55 PM (HEEq1)

431 Cities have always been the center of crime, disease, congestion, etc. Where the fuck did the idea that they aren't ever come from?
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 13, 2020 03:54 PM (oVJmc)
+++++++
Of course. Lots of people. Small spaces. Relative anonymity. But that doesn't mean that they can't rise and fall, improve and decline. And this is decline. Hard, sharp decline, after decades of improvement in most places.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 13, 2020 03:55 PM (hYcqw)

432 Behind the Green Door

Posted by: ... at August 13, 2020 03:55 PM (vGjSz)

433 the rare mineral is extinct only until someone finds some somewhere else.
High quality sapphires were extinct until they were found in (of all places) Butte, Montana.

Same story, happens over and over (see: peak oil)

Posted by: artemis at August 13, 2020 03:55 PM (AwPyG)

434 [i/]
Sorry, I triple-checked my closing tags, and everything was in order! Drat.

Posted by: zombie at August 13, 2020 03:55 PM (HEEq1)

435 What's pathetic is this is how the Dems hope to hold their party together. By destroying America. Maybe we should just declare war on them and wipe them the fuck out.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 13, 2020 03:55 PM (922zJ)

436 Zombie to the barrel

Posted by: rd at August 13, 2020 03:56 PM (+0uDE)

437 403 I'm white. Anecdotally speaking, i notice that blacks and hispanics out and about in trivial day to day interactions almost seem to be going out of their way to be nice to me and to each other.

White folks are just the same daydreaming oblivious dicks they always are.

Again, purely anecdote.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 13, 2020 03:51 PM (6FeV1)


Same for me.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 13, 2020 03:56 PM (d4edd)

438 []I'm white. Anecdotally speaking, i notice that blacks and hispanics out and about in trivial day to day interactions almost seem to be going out of their way to be nice to me and to each other.

Mom thinks its wonderful how nice, helpful, and polite people are these days. She doesn't realize that she's become a charming nice old lady that everyone helps out.

Being a pretty Asian girl tends to get kindly responses

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 13, 2020 03:56 PM (KZzsI)

439 New York is the worst state for economic outlook, according to legislative study group

You'd think Cuomo would resign. Or DeBlah.

But, nope. Ego's too big. It's everyone else's fault and I want that power and all that it brings.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 13, 2020 03:56 PM (rjE57)

440 It was like that with everything.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 13, 2020 03:47 PM (ZLI7S)

My friend's wife had family in the mountains there - being a 'Rican she figured she would just travel there and meet them - she was robbed at gun point halfway there by roving highwaymen, they took her money and the rental car. She walked to the next town where the local police just laughed at her...she has never been back.

Posted by: Boswell at August 13, 2020 03:56 PM (w2LAm)

441 -but every dollar it spends comes from a taxpayer.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 13, 2020 03:54 PM (qlFIA)

About $25 trillion haven't come from anyone, yet.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 13, 2020 03:56 PM (1ISKN)

442 I live in Northern Virginia, and the place is lousy with Biden bumper stickers.

Posted by: blaster at August 13, 2020 03:56 PM (ZfRYq)

443 If you lived in Greenland would you seriously want to be a part of the US?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 13, 2020 03:56 PM (S+F2a)

444 National security advisor Robert O'Brien: Trump should get Nobel Peace Prize for Israel-UAE deal

I've counted many at this point.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 13, 2020 03:57 PM (rjE57)

445
I thought the bay area decided all this was cool and that blacks should never be reported for anything short of murder, and then with trepidation?
Posted by: CN


Reparations

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 13, 2020 03:57 PM (aKsyK)

446 448 I live in Northern Virginia, and the place is lousy with Biden bumper stickers.

Posted by: blaster at August 13, 2020 03:56 PM (ZfRYq)


You need the Oxford comma.

I live in Northern Virginia, and the place is lousy, with Biden bumper stickers.

Posted by: Roy at August 13, 2020 03:57 PM (Ti+Tv)

447 Yay. 102 today. 107 tomorrow. 104 Saturday.

Currently 100.
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Do you have a pool, or do you just turn the sprinkler on and run back and forth?
Posted by: simplemind at August 13, 2020 03:54 PM (zzTwG)


It's truly nice to live in a place where it gets to be 100 or so, with basically no humidity.

I'm not saying it's pleasant, but it is possible to linger outside without feeling overwhelmed. And when it's low to mid 90s, yeah, it IS really pleasant.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 13, 2020 03:57 PM (hku12)

448 438 the rare mineral is extinct only until someone finds some somewhere else.
High quality sapphires were extinct until they were found in (of all places) Butte, Montana.

Same story, happens over and over (see: peak oil)


Posted by: artemis at August 13, 2020 03:55 PM (AwPyG)

Does Butte still have that giant hole in the ground? I've know 2 people from Butte. Both were strange cats.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 13, 2020 03:57 PM (1ISKN)

449 I live in Northern Virginia, and the place is lousy with Biden bumper stickers.

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Why did you add the "with ..." part?


Posted by: SH at August 13, 2020 03:57 PM (sX1BW)

450 416
398 movies relevant today:



Death Wish

Dirty Harry

Posted by: vmom 2020 Pinky Raised in Superciliousity at August 13, 2020 03:50 PM (J8nVw)





The Star Chamber

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 13, 2020 03:53 PM (s2VJv)

Escape from NY. Instead of rescuing the POTUS, we have to go in and grab JJ, Ace and other Horde members

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at August 13, 2020 03:57 PM (D3cJf)

451 Yesterday it was 111 in Laughlin, AZ.
They are expecting a heat wave this week.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 13, 2020 03:57 PM (d4edd)

452 @282:

Absolutely, Jay. I didn't click on the link because the writer is too cucked to admit the obvious: the terror is largely directed at Whites, who are being ethnically cleansed from urban areas. I will give you two to one odds the writer has called for US military intervention in foreign countries where the same has happened. These types will virtue signal straight to the oceans. God help us. God help us.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at August 13, 2020 03:57 PM (lxioR)

453 About $25 trillion haven't come from anyone, yet.
***

If we had an actual conservative Supreme Court it would declare deficit spending an illegal taking from future citizens.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 13, 2020 03:58 PM (qlFIA)

454 Unitalic.


Uh huh.

Posted by: The Barrel at August 13, 2020 03:58 PM (q2K0j)

455 403 I'm white. Anecdotally speaking, i notice that blacks and hispanics out and about in trivial day to day interactions almost seem to be going out of their way to be nice to me and to each other.

White folks are just the same daydreaming oblivious dicks they always are.

Again, purely anecdote.
Posted by: Warai-otoko


Where (vaguely speaking) do you live?

Posted by: zombie at August 13, 2020 03:58 PM (HEEq1)

456 398 movies relevant today:

Death Wish
Dirty Harry
Posted by: vmom 2020 Pinky Raised in Superciliousity at August 13, 2020 03:50 PM (J8nVw)


The Star Chamber
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 13, 2020 03:53 PM (s2VJv)


Idiocracy

Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at August 13, 2020 03:59 PM (M+Lyo)

457 Escape from NY. Instead of rescuing the POTUS, we have to go in and grab JJ, Ace and other Horde members
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at August 13, 2020 03:57 PM (D3cJf)




mini van

door gun

Posted by: not so at August 13, 2020 03:59 PM (HALdu)

458 446 It was like that with everything.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 13, 2020 03:47 PM (ZLI7S)

My friend's wife had family in the mountains there - being a 'Rican she figured she would just travel there and meet them - she was robbed at gun point halfway there by roving highwaymen, they took her money and the rental car. She walked to the next town where the local police just laughed at her...she has never been back.
Posted by: Boswell at August 13, 2020 03:56 PM (w2LAm)

========

Why?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at August 13, 2020 03:59 PM (UWqZJ)

459 Fen,

I used to think nothing about driving over to Portland. I dont' go over there any more. The only reason I would go is for one doctor and I don't need to see him often. As for the city I'm in now, I could move out to the country tomorrow and be fine. I know how to buy bulk foods and I can buy those online. I can do without electricity and running water. I read too much about the Depression and I've been expecting Depression 2.0 for a long time. What I need now is an apprentice, because I have skills I'd like to pass along.

Posted by: notsothoreau at August 13, 2020 03:59 PM (JKNZq)

460

"National security advisor Robert O'Brien: Trump should get Nobel Peace Prize for Israel-UAE deal "

No, Obama.

Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller, Lesbian at August 13, 2020 03:59 PM (lg/F7)

461 I've had this conversation with LIVs and it is like a brick wall. Even the ones that get personal finance don't seem to understand that not only does the US government not have infinite money, but every dollar it spends comes from a taxpayer.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 13, 2020 03:54 PM (qlFIA)


It's amazing, isn't it? The only time I've ever heard a Democrat say we can't afford something was in connection with the border wall.

Otherwise, just put it on our tab.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 13, 2020 03:59 PM (jpBkc)

462 Concerning the coming rump inspired apocalypse, +P+ is a waste of time.

Posted by: Who at August 13, 2020 04:00 PM (DBt5/)

463 > >Try that on my bedroom door

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at August 13, 2020 03:54 PM (PE7uO)


Do you like surprises?

Posted by: Otters at August 13, 2020 04:00 PM (sjdRT)

464 467

"National security advisor Robert O'Brien: Trump should get Nobel Peace Prize for Israel-UAE deal "

No, Obama.

Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller, Lesbian at August 13, 2020 03:59 PM (lg/F7)

=========

Not as useful politically as Kamala getting it.

Give it to Kamala.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at August 13, 2020 04:00 PM (UWqZJ)

465 Biden wants to enforce a 90 day mask mandate. You know that good old Gov. Polesmoker is going to jump all over that crap.

Posted by: Old Blue at August 13, 2020 04:00 PM (VNmG1)

466 I live in LA

Some Comments:

This urban violence is a thousand times worse than anything in the 70's and it's not close.

Me and my neighbors have brought first donuts and OJ to a Hollywood Division morning roll call and then pizza and soft drinks to an evening one.

What we heard there is that the police are being told not to interfere with the homeless at all unless violence is occurring. They feared that soon anything but violent crime will not be responded to.

The Homeless issue is embolding the homeless into greater and greater lawlessness, particularly in the more active, fashionable commercial districts.

Since LA is not really a functioning democracy where the City Council and the Mayor are owned by the Public Employee Unions, the entire city council wants to defund the police, including my formerly more conservative councilman.

All that said, things are not that bad at the moment. I have friends who have moved from Downtown which is a mess, to the Hollywood Hills where they really isn't threatening behavior. Believe it or not the Hollywood Hills is, except the western edge of the Valley, one of the most conservative areas of the city that is why so many of my neighbors went to support the police.

I also have friends who are moving from Minneapolis to So Cal (Orange County) because things are so bad there, where the nicer areas of the city are at risk. They have been there for almost thirty years and still have no conservative friends there. I have many in my neighbor hood alone.

Posted by: Unsk at August 13, 2020 04:00 PM (Nz64U)

467 Does Butte still have that giant hole in the ground? I've know 2 people from Butte. Both were strange cats.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 13, 2020 03:57 PM (1ISKN)

Yes. Berkeley Pit. I was born there. Butte, not the pit.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, All Het Up Again at August 13, 2020 04:00 PM (xPJvm)

468 463 398 movies relevant today:

Death Wish
Dirty Harry
Posted by: vmom 2020 Pinky Raised in Superciliousity at August 13, 2020 03:50 PM (J8nVw)


The Star Chamber
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 13, 2020 03:53 PM (s2VJv)


Idiocracy
Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at August 13, 2020 03:59 PM (M+Lyo)


The Road Warrior or Fury Road, depending on whether we run out of gas or water first.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 13, 2020 04:00 PM (hku12)

469 "National security advisor Robert O'Brien: Trump should get Nobel Peace Prize for Israel-UAE deal "

No, Obama.

Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller, Lesbian at August 13, 2020 03:59 PM (lg/F7)


And Hillary, too. Maybe John Kerry could get a look-in.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 13, 2020 04:00 PM (jpBkc)

470
Mob demands Seattle homeowner give them their house.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y6kkbgrc
Posted by: bonhomme

=======

Uhh.... mob is black.

Suquamish and Duwamish, anyone?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 13, 2020 04:00 PM (G51Gf)

471 "National security advisor Robert O'Brien: Trump should get Nobel Peace Prize for Israel-UAE deal "



No, Obama.

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Trump should get Chicago the Olympics.

Posted by: SH at August 13, 2020 04:00 PM (sX1BW)

472 I HATE this business of saying something is bad because it hurts minorities, immigrants, women, of fruits.

That's not necessary. If something is evil, it's evil, regardless of its impact on the favored groups. To distinguish implies that the same thing would NOT be evil if it hurt heterosexual white males.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 13, 2020 03:34 PM (jpBkc)

=======

I have been trying to make this point for some time now. I'm not sure people, generally, are ready to hear it.

Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at August 13, 2020 04:00 PM (xptlg)

473 410 It's just not the lawlessness. About 10 years I was in Paris as a tourist. I got hassled by some African immigrants. I looked over, and standing right there, doing absolutely nothing, was a Paris cop.
++++++++++

Mrs Flt Attendant (in 1994 visit to Gay Purrie) got hit by some baggette on a Vespa, knocked to the ground. I helped her up, and baggie flipped me off. A Gendarme came up, asked a question, and found out I was a GI, and wife American.

"Well, watch where you walk, then...." then, he moved off.

Ever since then, its been Fuque de Fwench....

Posted by: Pinochet Air Tours Flt Attendant at August 13, 2020 04:00 PM (j7R0k)

474 450 If you lived in Greenland would you seriously want to be a part of the US?

Posted by: weft cut-loop

good point. Texas should annex it.

Posted by: x at August 13, 2020 04:00 PM (nFwvY)

475 I recognize that the general ambivalence toward cities expressed by some (okay me) is off putting. But here's a thought experiment - if God himself warned people in some of these places that he was going all Sodom and Gomorrah on them and they had 24 hours to leave, would they?

Posted by: Heart of Darkness at August 13, 2020 04:01 PM (nFRLh)

476 449-If you actually were a praying medic, you probably wouldn't be trolling on here with fake news.

And just for the record there is a praying medic and here's his website.He's NOT you. He deasl with Christian healing. Your trolling is anything but healing:

https://prayingmedic.com/

Posted by: Rev. FenelonSpoke, not a lesbian. at August 13, 2020 04:01 PM (WkPC9)

477 Biden wants to enforce a 90 day mask mandate. You know that good old Gov. Polesmoker is going to jump all over that crap.
Posted by: Old Blue at August 13, 2020 04:00 PM (VNmG1)


If he doesn't, and instead lifts the state mandate, that means he's eyeballing 2024.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 13, 2020 04:01 PM (hku12)

478 I read too much about the Depression and I've been expecting Depression 2.0 for a long time.

I have as well. So far BS and economy-fiddling has managed to keep it from collapsing, but collapse it will, and the more they spend us into oblivion, the longer it will take and the harder it will be to get back out of that pit.

The only chance we had to stop it was an economy so hot and so furious that it managed to generate enough revenue and momentum to buy back the 20 trillion pit Bush and Obama gave us. Now the Trump years have stacked another 5 on top of that with no end in sight.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 13, 2020 04:02 PM (KZzsI)

479 Wowi I touched my Drudge bookmark accidentally. Drudge gone full insane!!

Posted by: New attitude formerly banned guy at August 13, 2020 04:02 PM (0OjBY)

480 414
Speaking of Greenland, the movie of that same name should be playing in the US tomorrow.

oh? are there any theaters open?

Posted by: Anachronda at August 13, 2020 04:02 PM (sGtp+)

481 >>My friend's wife had family in the mountains there - being a 'Rican she figured she would just travel there and meet them - she was robbed at gun point halfway there by roving highwaymen, they took her money and the rental car. She walked to the next town where the local police just laughed at her...she has never been back.

It was the wild west when I lived there. Actually, more like a typical 3rd world shithole.

I had both a gun and a knife pulled on and I tried to be very careful. If you went to Old San Juan after dark when all the tourists had gone for the day and you weren't a local you were literally taking your life in your hands.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 13, 2020 04:02 PM (ZLI7S)

482 "Why would even leftwing mayors wish to destroy their cities and drive out the tax base they need? "

As shibumi said, and it's classic Curley Effect governance. Instead of trying to please the electorate, you create an electorate that is easy to please. In Curley's day, it was the poor Irish, and he drove out the Protestants. These cities always have business for taxes, and with no people the service costs are low. The only people who stay are totally dependent on government.

https://tinyurl.com/y6gph8pf

Posted by: PJ at August 13, 2020 04:03 PM (qlTN9)

483 479 I HATE this business of saying something is bad because it hurts minorities, immigrants, women, of fruits.

That's not necessary. If something is evil, it's evil, regardless of its impact on the favored groups. To distinguish implies that the same thing would NOT be evil if it hurt heterosexual white males.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 13, 2020 03:34 PM (jpBkc)

future headline: COMET TO HIT EARTH TONIGHT! ALL LIFE TO BE DESTROYED!!! WOMEN, MINORITIES HARDEST HIT!

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 13, 2020 04:03 PM (Kpl3J)

484 474 Does Butte still have that giant hole in the ground? I've know 2 people from Butte. Both were strange cats.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 13, 2020 03:57 PM (1ISKN)

Yes. Berkeley Pit. I was born there. Butte, not the pit.
Posted by: Pug Mahon

I LOVE BUTTE!

been there many times. love Evil Knievel Days.
love the M&M and the Finlen Hotel and the Cavalier Lounge....

Posted by: nurse ratched at August 13, 2020 04:03 PM (W2Pud)

485 you have to remember, they don't care about you.

They now own the cities you flee. They have power and domain over our land. We let immigrants vote in soros DA's who've given crime free rein which in turn gives the cities to those who stay.

"oh but they're shitty hell holes", you say?

you know what? The third world conquerors can do shit-hell holes just fine.

Posted by: guest myspace user at August 13, 2020 04:03 PM (rnk6i)

486 Posted by: Lowest Common Denominator at August 13, 2020 04:01 PM (RCZtM)

Again, no cites where you live? And if they all go kafluuey (sp) You're safe because you don't get anything from cities? And I do not think of N.J as a city.

Adios.

Posted by: Rev. FenelonSpoke, not a lesbian. at August 13, 2020 04:03 PM (WkPC9)

487 Why?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at August 13, 2020 03:59 PM (UWqZJ)

$3M home in Montauk.

Posted by: Boswell at August 13, 2020 04:03 PM (w2LAm)

488 487 Wowi I touched my Drudge bookmark accidentally. Drudge gone full insane!!
Posted by: New attitude formerly banned guy at August 13, 2020 04:02 PM (0OjBY)

I keep deleting mine and it comes back like a herpes flare-up

Posted by: Roy at August 13, 2020 04:03 PM (Ti+Tv)

489 Biden wants to enforce a 90 day mask mandate. You know that good old Gov. Polesmoker is going to jump all over that crap.
Posted by: Old Blue at August 13, 2020 04:00 PM (VNmG1)

Biden just gave the game away.

How can anyone read this and not think he's being an obvious douche? So the masks come off after election day?

Posted by: Gay men thinking of voting Trump at August 13, 2020 04:04 PM (7ixfo)

490 Because you live in New Jersey - the state that thinks of itself as a city. Some of us are thinking about what comes next - and getting rid of mental baggage. Like people we can't save that won't save themselves. I have no fucks to give about the cities. Because what's going on now isn't exactly a surprise. Except to those that stayed.


Posted by: Lowest Common Denominator at August 13, 2020 04:01 PM (RCZtM)




meh, the thought that those in the sticks are somehow better than those in cities is stupid.

do you live in some town without law enforcement?

Posted by: not so at August 13, 2020 04:04 PM (HALdu)

491 I recognize that the general ambivalence toward cities expressed by some (okay me) is off putting. But here's a thought experiment - if God himself warned people in some of these places that he was going all Sodom and Gomorrah on them and they had 24 hours to leave, would they?
Posted by: Heart of Darkness at August 13, 2020 04:01 PM (nFRLh)


I think there a lot of people (pun intended) who consider themselves believers, who don't really believe in the Old Testament (or as the Jews call it, the Bible) stuff.

They love the idea of lovey dovey fluffy bunny Jesus, and they don't quite believe the OT God is really capable of smiting whole cities, or flooding the world. The notion of wiping it clean doesn't really fit into their belief system.

And yet...

How's the weather in Chi Nah these days?

Posted by: BurtTC at August 13, 2020 04:04 PM (hku12)

492 Does Butte still have that giant hole in the ground? I've know 2 people from Butte. Both were strange cats.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 13, 2020 03:57 PM (1ISKN)

Yes. Berkeley Pit. I was born there. Butte, not the pit.
Posted by: Pug Mahon

I LOVE BUTTE!

been there many times. love Evil Knievel Days.
love the M&M and the Finlen Hotel and the Cavalier Lounge....
====
Who doesn't love big Butte?

If they say they don't, its a lie!

Posted by: Sir Mixalot at August 13, 2020 04:05 PM (cDBbC)

493 and you can bet that these conquered cities will be stuffing the fuck out of their ballot boxes. And if you think getting punched in restaurants (which I've seen a lot of video of in Baltimore near Camden Yards) is bad, wait until you idiots who still live in urban areas try to vote in November. some race base face punching will be going on.

Pretty sad...Or we could recognize this, declare an insurrection and arrest and deport millions of people.

Posted by: guest myspace user at August 13, 2020 04:05 PM (rnk6i)

494 Because I find the attitude "I don't give a flying eff about cities" as if they die and this has absolutely no connection to the rest of the state both naive and also disturbing.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 13, 2020 03:48 PM (WkPC9)

The city will die as an entity, like Detroit, the people will leave for the most part.

And what is the alternative to urban decay 2.0. massive infusion of tax dollars from the rest of the state? Federal tax dollars and the NG? Will that prop up the looters or provide assistance to the vulnerable? Not if the the likes of DiBlasio can help it.

The alternative of having them move to the suburbs is also unpleasant, but it will take them a while to overthrow a pro police mentality. And there are no high rise mass developments near me, how about you?

Nobody wants the urban looters living next door, but you can't blame the more normal people from leaving and taking their taxable income with them.

At the end of the day, NYC, Seattle, Chicago voted for this. They just didn't believe it would happen. They were wrong. They can vote to re-fund the police or get off their asses and leave behnd their stupid marxism. But, yes, many of them asked for this. As BlondeMorticia pointed out, Omar won her primary. They are STILL voting for this. Let them reap what they've sown. Some people won't learn until the economic pain is very personal.

Posted by: CN at August 13, 2020 04:05 PM (ONvIw)

495
As for China, they need the US. They can take Taiwan, but at a staggering cost. Which includes South Korea and Japan arming up with nukes. Honestly, if Trump hasn't spent the last four years quietly permitting Taiwan's development of a bomb then I can't imagine why.
Posted by: trev006 at August 13, 2020 03:46 PM (D3I/G)




Yes to your first. They definitely need us more than we need them.

As to Taiwan... The ChiComs would LOVE to slaughter every one of them, for being impertinent enough not to die screaming back in '49. But they couldn't take Taiwan even if they tried. They don't have the amphibious capability or the naval experience to be able to duke it out with a modern military like Taiwan. The odds are worse if the US backs them up.

The only real military advantage that China has over anyone is an enormous pool of military-age male manpower. Yet on the modern battlefield, that doesn't matter as much as it did 50 years ago, because you actually have to be able to arm them, and that is hideously expensive. Not to mention that modern weapons are huge force multipliers.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 13, 2020 04:05 PM (EGyGV)

496 Biden wants to enforce a 90 day mask mandate. You know that good old Gov. Polesmoker is going to jump all over that crap.

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Outside too. Smart play during a nationwide heatwave.

Posted by: SH at August 13, 2020 04:05 PM (sX1BW)

497 I recognize that the general ambivalence toward cities expressed by some (okay me) is off putting. But here's a thought experiment - if God himself warned people in some of these places that he was going all Sodom and Gomorrah on them and they had 24 hours to leave, would they?
Posted by: Heart of Darkness at August 13, 2020 04:01 PM (nFRLh)




what happened the last time he gave the warning?

Posted by: not so at August 13, 2020 04:05 PM (HALdu)

498 Joe, you already have the Karen vote man!

Posted by: Heart of Darkness at August 13, 2020 04:05 PM (nFRLh)

499 If we would all just git down on our knees, bow to the chosen one, he would provide us all free money ... that he will renegotiate to a dime on the dollar, later.

Posted by: Who at August 13, 2020 04:05 PM (DBt5/)

500 It was the wild west when I lived there. Actually, more like a typical 3rd world shithole.

I had both a gun and a knife pulled on and I tried to be very careful. If you went to Old San Juan after dark when all the tourists had gone for the day and you weren't a local you were literally taking your life in your hands.
Posted by: JackStraw at August 13, 2020 04:02 PM (ZLI7S)


Enjoy the diversity! It's our strength, doncha know.

Look on the bright side: the way things are going, you don't have to go to PR to get the Third World experience. We'll just elect Third World politicians, and the Third World will come to us. As it is doing right now.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 13, 2020 04:05 PM (jpBkc)

501
I have as well. So far BS and economy-fiddling has managed to keep it from collapsing, but collapse it will, and the more they spend us into oblivion, the longer it will take and the harder it will be to get back out of that pit.

The only chance we had to stop it was an economy so hot and so furious that it managed to generate enough revenue and momentum to buy back the 20 trillion pit Bush and Obama gave us. Now the Trump years have stacked another 5 on top of that with no end in sight.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 13, 2020 04:02 PM (KZzsI)

------

Might as well give up on the debt. Nobody is going to fix the deficit and nobody is going to pay down the debt.

At least Trump has experience with bankruptcy and debt restructuring. I half hope everything blows up a couple of years after his re-election to let him get the best deal for Americans.

Posted by: MAGA at August 13, 2020 04:06 PM (bloh/)

502 Two decades ago, John Titor appeared on several message boards claiming to be a time traveler and made many predictions. Not all proved accurate (a nuclear war was supposed to have come and gone by now) but his predictions regarding civil war seem to be coming true. He said there'd be never ending violent incidents erupting all over the country culminating in civil war.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 13, 2020 04:06 PM (+y/Ru)

503 Biden just gave the game away.

How can anyone read this and not think he's being an obvious douche? So the masks come off after election day?

Posted by: Gay men thinking of voting Trump at August 13, 2020 04:04 PM (7ixfo)

They have another press conference, the day after he announces his VP pick, to talk about masks? The topic of a month ago.

Come on man!

The VP thing bombed and they're desperate.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 13, 2020 04:06 PM (1ISKN)

504 My friend's wife had family in the mountains there - being a 'Rican she figured she would just travel there and meet them - she was robbed at gun point halfway there by roving highwaymen, they took her money and the rental car. She walked to the next town where the local police just laughed at her...she has never been back.
Posted by: Boswell at August 13, 2020 03:56 PM (w2LAm)

Let's make it a state!!!

Posted by: Dems at August 13, 2020 04:06 PM (7ixfo)

505 474 Does Butte still have that giant hole in the ground? I've know 2 people from Butte. Both were strange cats.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 13, 2020 03:57 PM (1ISKN)
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All miners are amphetamine heads just like all house painters are all alcoholics. It is way of Chi in the world.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 13, 2020 04:07 PM (922zJ)

506 Pretty sad...Or we could recognize this, declare an insurrection and arrest and deport millions of people.
Posted by: guest myspace user at August 13, 2020 04:05 PM (rnk6i)

It was an insurrection as soon as sanctuary cities sprouted up.

Posted by: CN at August 13, 2020 04:07 PM (ONvIw)

507 Oh, joy:

"DeWine creates equity advisory group to improve minority health, economic outcomes"

Because blacks are disproportionately affected by COVID, you see.


Posted by: bicentennialguy at August 13, 2020 04:07 PM (vg8iE)

508 126 BTW my apolitical daughter heard about the disgusting pedo Trollz doll.
She's flabbergasted and repulsed.
Posted by: vmom 2020 Pinky Raised in Superciliousity at August 13, 2020 03:18 PM (J8nVw)

...

I saw that video last night with my wife.

I went from surely this is some overwrought person posting a video for attention to Die in a Fire, Hasbro in the span of 40 seconds.

Posted by: TexasDan at August 13, 2020 04:07 PM (yL25O)

509 The ChiComs would LOVE to slaughter every one of them, for being impertinent enough not to die screaming back in '49. But they couldn't take Taiwan even if they tried.

Oh, they COULD, its not like they really care about the cost in human life or suffering, they could just use the Rommel method of taking Tobruk: keep throwing men at it until you finally wear them down. Not a great general, that guy. Just great intel.

But it would cost them far more than men, the entire world would turn against them and destroy their economy as well as a good 20 million men from their military age.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 13, 2020 04:08 PM (KZzsI)

510 it is funny though, this cycle of letting democrats and immigrants ruin our cities every 30 years. Each time, we fucked over foreign real estate investors.

"Hey guys, thanks for buying our debt, use your dollars to buy real estate...very strong investment. Shall we recommend NYC...psyche! High crime now, property values plummet!"

Posted by: guest myspace user at August 13, 2020 04:08 PM (rnk6i)

511 469
Concerning the coming rump inspired apocalypse

surprise!

Posted by: Anal Otter Liberation Front at August 13, 2020 04:08 PM (sGtp+)

512 Posted by: Praying Medic at August 13, 2020 04:08 PM (lVFWJ)
=====

You're full of shit.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at August 13, 2020 04:08 PM (vg8iE)

513 nood

soccer player whine because they got booed for kneeling.

Posted by: nurse ratched at August 13, 2020 04:08 PM (W2Pud)

514 Nobody wants the urban looters living next door, but you can't blame the more normal people from leaving and taking their taxable income with them.

John Derbyshire nods.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 13, 2020 04:08 PM (jpBkc)

515 510 Ms not a lesbian,

That is not fake news. Truth will be revealed. DJT suffered stroke several months ago, side effects are managed but visible occasionally.
Posted by: Praying Medic at August 13, 2020 04:08 PM (lVFWJ)

A Q advocate socK? Goodie

Posted by: CN at August 13, 2020 04:08 PM (ONvIw)

516
They have another press conference, the day after he announces his VP pick, to talk about masks? The topic of a month ago.

Come on man!

The VP thing bombed and they're desperate.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 13, 2020 04:06 PM (1ISKN)

Seriously, anyone who has something in their head resembling a brain is quickly picking up on this charade.
They are desperately trying to extend this thing into November when it's going to be over by September.

Posted by: JoeF. at August 13, 2020 04:09 PM (7ixfo)

517 I went from surely this is some overwrought person posting a video for attention to Die in a Fire, Hasbro in the span of 40 seconds.

Yeah I was the same way. OK lets watch Karen and her "this doll will warp my baby" hyster.... HOLY FREAKING CRAP THIS IS WRONG

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 13, 2020 04:09 PM (KZzsI)

518 Praying Medic LOLGFY

Posted by: Heart of Darkness at August 13, 2020 04:09 PM (nFRLh)

519 507 Pretty sad...Or we could recognize this, declare an insurrection and arrest and deport millions of people.
Posted by: guest myspace user at August 13, 2020 04:05 PM (rnk6i)

It was an insurrection as soon as sanctuary cities sprouted up.
Posted by: CN at August 13, 2020 04:

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

well, look the GOP...the political party that's opposed to its own president and voter base...yeah, well, they can't even take on teacher unions, let alone cities filled with illegals and UN "refugees"

Posted by: guest myspace user at August 13, 2020 04:09 PM (rnk6i)

520 505 My friend's wife had family in the mountains there - being a 'Rican she figured she would just travel there and meet them - she was robbed at gun point halfway there by roving highwaymen, they took her money and the rental car. She walked to the next town where the local police just laughed at her...she has never been back.
Posted by: Boswell at August 13, 2020 03:56 PM (w2LAm)

Let's make it a state!!!
Posted by: Dems at August 13, 2020 04:06 PM (7ixfo)

...

There are probably zero degrees of separation between the roving highwaymen and the local police.

Posted by: TexasDan at August 13, 2020 04:09 PM (yL25O)

521 The only chance we had to stop it was an economy so hot and so furious that it managed to generate enough revenue and momentum to buy back the 20 trillion pit Bush and Obama gave us. Now the Trump years have stacked another 5 on top of that with no end in sight.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 13, 2020 04:02 PM (KZzsI)

I was talking to my (somewhat elderly) mother about that, since she's worried as well, and I opined that what I have come to believe is that there is going to be a great bifurcation; some places, which we've been talking about in this thread, are going to do terribly, and be much much worse than the Great Depression; but other places will in fact boom, as wealth and money from the collapsed areas pours into them.

We are not a unified country anymore, one result of that is that we are not going to have a unified outcome. It's all going to depend on where you are.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 13, 2020 04:09 PM (Kpl3J)

522 movies relevant today:

Death Wish
Dirty Harry
Posted by: vmom 2020 Pinky Raised in Superciliousity at August 13, 2020 03:50 PM (J8nVw)


The Star Chamber
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 13, 2020 03:53 PM (s2VJv)


Idiocracy
Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at August 13, 2020 03:59 PM (M+Lyo)


The Road Warrior or Fury Road, depending on whether we run out of gas or water first.
Posted by: BurtTC

Planet of the Apes.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 13, 2020 04:09 PM (+y/Ru)

523 "DeWine creates equity advisory group to improve minority health, economic outcomes"



Because blacks are disproportionately affected by COVID, you see.



Maybe if minorities start self-identifying as non-minorities, well, the COVID minority problem will be solved.

Posted by: shibumi, living in Clown World at August 13, 2020 04:09 PM (ZCiJZ)

524 "- if God himself warned people in some of these places that he was going all Sodom and Gomorrah on them and they had 24 hours to leave, would they?

Posted by: Heart of Darkness at August 13, 2020 04:01 PM (nFRLh) "


No. They would laugh.
_it's in the book

Posted by: Braenyard at August 13, 2020 04:10 PM (d4edd)

525 Let's make it a state!!!

Posted by: Dems at August 13, 2020 04:06 PM (7ixfo)

We should have cut that dump lose when they wanted their independence, just signed a status of forces agreement and then snipped the cord.

Posted by: Boswell at August 13, 2020 04:10 PM (w2LAm)

526 All of these cities in distress have one commonality. They are controlled by democrat administrations.

Makes part of the solution quite clear. Unflinching law enforcement will alleviate most of the remaining problem.

Enforcement will also be quite sporty at times, but must not be forsworn.

This will be, of necessity, a prolonged effort. Y'all may discuss implementation, if desired.

Posted by: irongrampa at August 13, 2020 04:10 PM (KATBx)

527 We are not a unified country anymore, one result of that is that we are not going to have a unified outcome. It's all going to depend on where you are.

The problem is that if the US goes down... so does everywhere else on earth. National economies are too intertwined and the system is too interconnected. And, when the most powerful economy on earth suffers, everyone suffers.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 13, 2020 04:10 PM (KZzsI)

528 I like to be conned by the rump. It makes me feel like it's not my fault.

Posted by: Who at August 13, 2020 04:10 PM (DBt5/)

529
well, look the GOP...the political party that's opposed to its own president and voter base...yeah, well, they can't even take on teacher unions, let alone cities filled with illegals and UN "refugees"
Posted by: guest myspace user at August 13, 2020 04:09 PM (rnk6i)

Both parties ruined "the law" because of $$$ in their pockets. Mitt and Lee are as guilty as any donk.

Posted by: CN at August 13, 2020 04:10 PM (ONvIw)

530 JJ/Ace, how are the Brooklyn Hipsters fairing the invasion of their gentry life style these days?

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 13, 2020 04:11 PM (922zJ)

531 Let's make it a state!!!

Posted by: Dems at August 13, 2020 04:06 PM (7ixfo)

We should have cut that dump lose when they wanted their independence, just signed a status of forces agreement and then snipped the cord.
Posted by: Boswell at August 13, 2020 04:10 PM (w2LAm

Yes, but once Castro came to power, that wasn't going to happen.

Posted by: JoeF. at August 13, 2020 04:11 PM (7ixfo)

532 I received a email from Travelzoo today offering a special deal at a upscale boutique Richmond Va hotel.

The city has sporadic riots, (as recently as night before last, in solidarity with Chicago looters); they have destroyed much of the historical atmosphere by removing all the statues on Monument Avenue; and the remaining statue of General Lee has been defiled and the grounds destroyed. In short, what ever would have attracted me as a tourist is gone, and they can reap the reward for not speaking out against lawlessness.

Pity, I always enjoyed my visits there, and always took great pride in my state

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at August 13, 2020 04:11 PM (FTlwv)

533 The VP thing bombed and they're desperate.
======
They lost the news cycle too fast due to the Israel UAE announcement.

Trump is holding a double handful of such bombs. He can interrupt them every week until Election day.

They waited too long. Much too long.

Posted by: simplemind at August 13, 2020 04:12 PM (xMJ1R)

534 Our great American cities, our cultural centers, some of the worlds most amazing architecture.

They just shit all over it. I will never forgive the Left for what they are doing to this country and its youth.

Posted by: Great Reagan's Deplorable Ghost at August 13, 2020 04:12 PM (y5oH4)

535 Can NY state expel NYC from it?

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 13, 2020 04:13 PM (922zJ)

536 I've lived in New York City since 1987. It was a dump when I moved here (albeit with cheap rents) then Guilani turned it into a great city. Now it's a shithole again (albeit WITHOUT cheap rents.)

Posted by: Infidel de Manahatta at August 13, 2020 04:13 PM (IhS0E)

537 if God himself warned people in some of these places that he was going all Sodom and Gomorrah on them and they had 24 hours to leave, would they?

Posted by: Heart of Darkness at August 13, 2020 04:01 PM (nFRLh) "


No. They would laugh.
_it's in the book
==
But see -- Ninevah.

Posted by: jonah at August 13, 2020 04:13 PM (NJaCt)

538 Nood Kneelers

Posted by: CN at August 13, 2020 04:13 PM (ONvIw)

539 I gave up Thugball First, then the rest. I don't watch any sports. F em. I saved a lot of money . No Sports and fake news meant I didn't need cable, so I cut that and saved more money and am much calmer now. I get mnore done and am more productive.

I took that money I saved , and invested it. Cutting out sports is the best thing I've done since giving up cigarettes.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at August 13, 2020 04:14 PM (cCxiu)

540 The VP thing bombed and they're desperate.

It was a big fat Meh anyway. Kamala isn't exciting or interesting, half the pundits predicted it anyway, and it means nothing to the election. Mark Cuban acting like everyone rushed to Fox News to see about the VP pick is I guess understandable (he owns an NBA team) but pathetic and ludicrous.

NBA viewers are not running to Fox News to watch it for anything.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 13, 2020 04:14 PM (KZzsI)

541 537 Can NY state expel NYC from it?

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 13, 2020 04:13 PM (922zJ)


No, but the state can strangle it.
Believe that Cuomo would do that?
No

Posted by: Braenyard at August 13, 2020 04:14 PM (d4edd)

542 516 Nobody wants the urban looters living next door, but you can't blame the more normal people from leaving and taking their taxable income with them.

John Derbyshire nods.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 13, 2020 04:08 PM (jpBkc)

=======

Old Derbyshire. There's a name you don't hear much any more.

Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at August 13, 2020 04:15 PM (xptlg)

543 Mr. Rump turned NY to shit ??? according to some here, now he is turning his new Floriduh resident state to shit? Joe, say it ain't so.

Posted by: Who at August 13, 2020 04:15 PM (DBt5/)

544 Pity, I always enjoyed my visits there, and always took great pride in my state
--------------------
Richmond missed its opportunity to become something new when they failed to expand their airport to become an international airport. If they had they would have likely received a good portion of the Yankee Exodus which started in 1970. Atlanta was hot but couldn't keep up with the growth and then it went to Charlotte. Richmond really missed the boat.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 13, 2020 04:16 PM (922zJ)

545 106 Do you forbid these rich, entitled elitists from moving? Force them to live with the consequences of their voting choices?

Do you force elected individuals to live in the WORST neighborhoods they represent and send their children to the rotten schools they force their electorate to tolerate?

Do you take away the tax payer provided special security the elected receive for themselves and their families? How about the locks on their doors?
Posted by: nurse ratched


These are all great ideas worth considering!
Posted by: CN at August 13, 2020 03:15 PM (ONvIw)



Just like in the olden times, we pull the most aggregious jackass out of their cushy ivory tower, and hang them in the view of everyone, for causing the most death and suffering.

Laws? Laws, you say?

Ha!

We gave up on laws, when we chose to act like lemmings and willingly destroy our livelihoods and futures because Blue State governors use the shutdown as a political tool instead of a pandemic.
This is against a virus that is less dangerous than many Chinese viruses before it, and other viruses such as Polio.

Yet, our country is being destroyed. Many of our great cities look like bombed out hulks in some neighborhoods. And the government that shut us down from living our lives in peace, refuses to stop the destruction at all.

Other morons here have made tremendous comments about what is really happening, as has Ace with the article.

Wrap your head around this: War is coming. Because every other civilized option has been taken off the table by the powers that be, war, like a massive forest fire, will destroy it all, and like a forest fire, start everything over again.

But what you have now, a civilized society, even with all of it's shortcomings and faults, will be gone.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 13, 2020 04:16 PM (sy5kK)

546 if God himself warned people in some of these places that he was
going all Sodom and Gomorrah on them and they had 24 hours to leave,
would they?
Posted by: Heart of Darkness at August 13, 2020 04:01 PM (nFRLh)


They've had years - decades - of counsel to leave. Supposedly by folks they agree with.

They ain't leaving. They ain't leaving no matter what.

At some point - you either gotta' turn your back, or place a bad bet on folks that you can't afford. My back is turned.




Posted by: Read Your Book at August 13, 2020 04:17 PM (dmJhE)

547 475 463 398 movies relevant today:

Death Wish
Dirty Harry
Posted by: vmom 2020 Pinky Raised in Superciliousity at August 13, 2020 03:50 PM (J8nVw)


The Star Chamber
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 13, 2020 03:53 PM (s2VJv)


Idiocracy
Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at August 13, 2020 03:59 PM (M+Lyo)


The Road Warrior or Fury Road, depending on whether we run out of gas or water first.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 13, 2020 04:00 PM (hku12)

I think Wall-E is a perfect analogy of the pandemic response.

Posted by: drerbrerard at August 13, 2020 04:17 PM (iq2/S)

548 544 516 Nobody wants the urban looters living next door, but you can't blame the more normal people from leaving and taking their taxable income with them.

John Derbyshire nods.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 13, 2020 04:08 PM (jpBkc)

=======

Old Derbyshire. There's a name you don't hear much any more.
Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at August 13, 2020 04:15 PM (xptlg)

So many prophets ignored.

*Pours one out for D-Lamp*

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at August 13, 2020 04:19 PM (ifmtJ)

549 _But what you have now, a civilized society, even with all of it's shortcomings and faults, will be gone.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 13, 2020 04:16 PM (sy5kK)


Easy, Dawg. Pushing a cool gin & tonic through USB.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 13, 2020 04:21 PM (d4edd)

550 Posted by: Unsk at August 13, 2020 04:00 PM (Nz64U)

Public employee unions should be illegal.

The reason is simple - the most interested party, the taxpayer, is never represented at contract negotiations.

Also, that a union of public employees, paid from public funds, can then skim those payrolls to donate to political campaigns to influence public policy? Abominable.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at August 13, 2020 04:23 PM (odoK1)

551 Sorry, but it isn't just Antifa. Those minority communities have been powder kegs for decades. Antifa/BLM simply lit the fuse. Does anyone really believe the Somali community in any city is stable? Or most Africa-American communities? Welcome to ethnic/racial strife. Whites make up less than 50% in the under 18 age bracket. They're telling you they intend on making whites suffer under Jim Snow laws.

Posted by: WOPR - Clown World Timeline Thinks This Timeline is Insane at August 13, 2020 04:30 PM (J70i0)

552 Meepless in Seattle.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at August 13, 2020 04:37 PM (mNhhD)

553 A lot of people are going to get shot in the dick when Dick Jones and OCP starts running these cities.

Posted by: Stacy0311 at August 13, 2020 04:46 PM (9sDn6)

554 Joe Bidens underware must have a lot of shit stains in them.
Trump 2020!

Posted by: demoncrat at August 13, 2020 05:05 PM (V8PWO)

555 That's in the lawless Big cities run by Democrats.

Out here where conservative American values hold sway we're concerned out covid and having to play the games with the Dem. Govs' but we still run our towns as Law and Order and Peace and Quiet.

And it's THOSE folks who outnumber the degenerate and lawless if they even vote. Of course the Dems will steal or buy their votes but hopefully we will prevale and in the next 4 years make people realize how bad things are and could get worse under Dems.

Those of you under threate living under Dems: Get out or get a gun. We will welcome anyone who is conservative and has realized how terrible living under the left can/will be.

Posted by: jakee308 at August 13, 2020 05:08 PM (LyEz9)

556 i for one hope none and i mean NONE of those areas are EVER rebuilt with hardworking american taxpayers money. period. the left wants the destruction they should get to live with it forever

Posted by: matt at August 13, 2020 06:19 PM (r7xde)

557 I think the big difference, and I grew up in the 70s, is that before they went 100% into coke and heroine distribution the mob, or people who defended their neighborhoods, wouldn't allow this. A business owner pointed out a long term homeless taking advantage of the lax policing and lamenting the revolver nature of this, while said homeless was masturbating in public. When and where I grew up, the gentleman would have been escorted off the premises, double tapped and disposed of, regardless of race. Since that's not an option anymore, and the cops wont/aren't allowed to at least arrest them I believe some time soon well see the 2020s version of this. Shame. We made an implicit agreement with the authorities about security and they haven't lived up.to it.

Posted by: Dan at August 13, 2020 07:26 PM (3WoXu)

558 Chi town -- my city
Everyone had everyone elses back in the 70's .
Now the old neighborhood bakery houses " The Revolutionary Lemonade Stand"
BLM signs everywhere, along with we support teachers and Bernie signs.
As Paulie said in Goodfellas, " Now I gotta turn my back"

Posted by: Lars Pilsen at August 13, 2020 07:42 PM (+Vkwv)

559 People have now arrived at the democrat/liberal utopian society. Quitcherbitchin, you got what you voted for, to bad you weren't smart enough to figure it out or see it coming, eh ?
DueRecompense, like wanting on the Ark, after it sailed. Bitching and whining ain't gonna be the magic key you counted on.

Posted by: ron n. at August 13, 2020 07:43 PM (om5HK)

560 The US and Poland can split up Scandanavia. Really squeeze the Germans and keep Russia out of the Baltics.---
The US can't even contol it's own cities so I don't think it would fare too well against the Europeans.
Europe is not nearly as broken as the US. Most of the vitality of Americans is going to be used trying to fight demographically driven entropy.

Posted by: jayden at August 13, 2020 09:11 PM (c9T9c)

561 For those who say "Let it burn," I say, "Don't cede ONE INCH of ground to our mortal enemies."

So we stand back and let them destroy our greatest cities? Did Londoners say "Sod the Nazis, I'm outta here," during the WW II Blitz? did the Russians abandon St. Petersburg? or the Poles refuse to ride into battle over Warsaw?
This throwing in the towel and walking away is completely understandable. I'm moving out of NYC myself, God willing, but I'm an old lady. But it's not the stuff of heroism. And if we don't have any plans to retake the ground we've lost -- don't kid yourself, they'll be coming for small to middle-sized cities and suburbs next.
In fact, They already are.

Posted by: Beverly at August 13, 2020 11:17 PM (J+0xx)

562 I wish the word "democratic" was not used when discussing Dims. As stated previously, there's nothing democratic about the Democrat Party.

Posted by: Anna Mac at August 14, 2020 06:16 PM (THcuS)

563 "So we stand back and let them destroy our greatest cities?"

Who's this 'we', kemosabe? The people who live in the cities and the people who live in rural areas are different. The city dwellers are increasingly non-American. They are hostile occupiers of perfectly good territory, from which they need to be removed. Fighting and dying on their behalf is the opposite of sense.

" I'm moving out of NYC myself, God willing, but I'm an old lady"

Oh. Ohhhhhh. Okay. So this was all a "let's you and him fight". Typical woman.

Posted by: Rollory at August 14, 2020 09:57 PM (l5rFu)

564 This website was... how do you say it? Relevant!! Finally I have found something that helped me.
Thank you!

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My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat