The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

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Pathetic. The only thing that the illegitimate administration currently occupying the White House is even remotely competent at doing is destroying things.

Trump's economy.
American energy independence.
Border security.
American Standing on the world stage.
And many, many more!

One would think that after the debacle in Afghanistan, where we left Americans, allies, and more than $80 billion of military equipment, that the Biden junta would try something different. Like being just a little bit better than catastrophically, pathetically bad at...everything!

What sort of contingency planning did they do...I mean besides working tirelessly to sculpt the media response and improve the administration's image? Clearly none.


Biden Has No Plans For Using Military To Evacuate U.S. Citizens Out Of Ukraine If Russia Invades

"If Americans are still in Ukraine, and things start happening with Russia, are they pretty much on their own?" a reporter asked.

"Well, we are conveying very clearly now that now's the time to leave and that there are a means to do that," Psaki said. "Of course, there's commercial airlines, you can depart over land. There's obviously the embassy there to provide assistance. And this is very similar to what we did in Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, and many other countries over the course of the last several decades. But there is not an intention or a plan for any military evacuation."


"We?"

Who is "we?"

And interestingly the psquawking pschlock merchant didn't mention the greatest foreign policy failure in generations.... has she and the Biden junta forgotten Afghanistan? Are they confident of their marvelous communications skills and are betting...hoping...that they can play some silly sleight-of-hand game with the American people?

The answer is yes. They have such contempt for America and Americans that they are incapable of operating in any way other than craven political triangulation, damage control, and most of all the traditional Biden mindset of "What's in it for me?" But they suck at it. Just like they suck at everything else.

We have elected (Hah!) the most shockingly incompetent administration possibly in history. Look at their track record. The policy changes they made were primarily executive orders; they were almost perfectly incapable of legislative changes. Hell...they couldn't even buy off Manchin and Synema and get their big, economy-killing infrastructure bill passed. How difficult is it to bribe a politician? Yet they couldn't even manage that because of their arrogance and inability to identify potential stumbling blocks; something that any competent executive understands is vital to success.

I guess we are lucky that the flaccid-thinking apparatchiks who are pulling the drooling, nasty imbecile's strings aren't better at basic political machinations, but I imagine the Americans who may be caught in a war zone in Ukraine, or were (and possibly are) stuck in Afghanistan would much prefer some simple competence, even if it came with mean tweets.

Posted by: CBD at 11:00 AM




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1 Hola

Posted by: Thanatopsis at January 25, 2022 11:01 AM (I+9RK)

2 1

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 25, 2022 11:01 AM (/U27+)

3 1ST?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 25, 2022 11:01 AM (O8FsO)

4 And interestingly the psquawking pschlock merchant didn't mention the greatest foreign policy failure in generations.... has she and the Biden junta forgotten Afghanistan? Are they confident of their marvelous communications skills and are betting...hoping...that they can play some silly sleight-of-hand game with the American people?
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Why not? It has always worked before!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 25, 2022 11:01 AM (DU+/6)

5 And interestingly the psquawking pschlock merchant didn't mention the greatest foreign policy failure in generations.... has she and the Biden junta forgotten Afghanistan?

No, but they're hoping YOU have.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 25, 2022 11:01 AM (Ez6QX)

6
Illegal squatters have denied me my legitimate Firstdom.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 25, 2022 11:01 AM (/U27+)

7 Truly amateur hour.
Our betters...

Posted by: MkY at January 25, 2022 11:01 AM (N/VM0)

8 Dayum...missed it by this much > <

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 25, 2022 11:02 AM (O8FsO)

9 Ukraine is the new Afghanistan!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Stupid Son of a Bitch at January 25, 2022 11:02 AM (FVME7)

10 My s**tposting has been winnowed, but I will spare you.


I will spare you all.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 25, 2022 11:02 AM (44ww/)

11 They're not bad at their jobs, they planned the destruction

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 25, 2022 11:02 AM (HaPdD)

12 Just keep in mind, this too shall pass.

Yes, kidney stones, too. But it will pass.

Posted by: blaster at January 25, 2022 11:03 AM (9otr5)

13 So the FDA (not political I know) is shutting down the monoclonal antibody treatments in Florida. They claim it was not mean to be used and is not effective against new covid variants.

Youngest sibling (who tool the shot) got covid again and had been fighting it for three weeks. Not getting better went ahead and took the monoclonal treatment. In her own words she felt "100% better within 24hours".

Posted by: Floridachick at January 25, 2022 11:03 AM (msSsB)

14 Righteous rant, CBD -- and yes, I read the whole thing.

This disaster certainly has happened ... unexpectedly. Almost as if the destruction were intentional or something.

Posted by: ShainS -- A faculty lounge, if you can keep it. at January 25, 2022 11:03 AM (6Xyqy)

15 One of the Helois type columns in the had a "what to do about dementia" headline.

Make him president for shits and giggles wasn't in the suggestions.

Posted by: DaveA at January 25, 2022 11:03 AM (FhXTo)

16 Biden 2024: "Good Luck, F*ckers"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 25, 2022 11:03 AM (6FeV1)

17 Love mean tweets!

Posted by: Bourdain, Fauci, Walensky, and Gates at January 25, 2022 11:03 AM (ONvIw)

18 Sorry about the typos

Posted by: Floridachick at January 25, 2022 11:03 AM (msSsB)

19 Biden hates Americans

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at January 25, 2022 11:04 AM (lCui1)

20 CBD - there's mountains of grift available in Ukraine if we send troops. A fucking Rock Candy Mountain of Grift. Biden and the elite have lots of Insane Trust Fund Babies to feed. What are you, a traitor?

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 25, 2022 11:04 AM (bA3Ln)

21 Psaki ...
[spit]
Sorry

Posted by: Flyover, #hashtag at January 25, 2022 11:04 AM (Rbu5d)

22

A new subvariant of omicron that differs from the original variant in some mutations, including on the spike protein, has been detected in Washington state.

"Two cases of BA.2, a subvariant of omicron, were detected earlier this month in Washington," a spokesperson for the Washington Department of Health told Fox News Digital on Monday.

The spokesperson said that health officials do not have much information on the new "stealth omicron" COVID subvariant, which has been reported in parts of Europe and Asia.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 25, 2022 11:04 AM (63Dwl)

23 and most of all the traditional Biden mindset of "What's in it for me?"

10%, of course. What a stupid question.

Posted by: J. "The Big Guy" Biden at January 25, 2022 11:04 AM (a3Q+t)

24 14 Intended, and pure Obama.

Posted by: Bourdain, Fauci, Walensky, and Gates at January 25, 2022 11:04 AM (ONvIw)

25 I am personally up for mounting a rescue mission to salvage as many hot Ukrainian babes as a fucking aircraft carrier can hold.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 25, 2022 11:04 AM (o2MD2)

26 We have elected (Hah!) the most shockingly incompetent administration possibly in history. Look at their track record. The policy changes they made were primarily executive orders; they were almost perfectly incapable of legislative changes. Hell...they couldn't even buy off Manchin and Synema and get their big, economy-killing infrastructure bill passed. How difficult is it to bribe a politician? Yet they couldn't even manage that because of their arrogance and inability to identify potential stumbling blocks; something that any competent executive understands is vital to success.
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This was Trump's failing, too. He did a lot by EO and had a hard time getting legislation passed. In his case, it was because the Republicans hated him and wanted to keep the Uniparty gravy sluicing into their mouths.

Biden is in a different situation, I think. His party doesn't hate him, but his party is at war with itself and all of the power players are radicals, which leaves the lower-level guys out in the cold. They have a problem with party unity. The Republicans didn't - they were united against Trump. They'll have unity problems now and into the future, though.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 25, 2022 11:04 AM (DU+/6)

27 Destruction is their plan all along, and the Marxists are loving it

Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 25, 2022 11:04 AM (vWk2R)

28 >>>And interestingly the psquawking pschlock merchant didn't mention the greatest foreign policy failure in generations....

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Serious question here - was there a bigger foreign policy failure back further than 'generations', or was Biden's withdrawal from Afghanistan the biggest?

I'm trying to think of a bigger failure and coming up short. Bay of Pigs made us look stupid, but pales in comparison. I don't count Pearl Harbor or 9/11... those were attacks on us. Anything I'm missing?

Posted by: 496 at January 25, 2022 11:05 AM (VJsqe)

29 We have elected (Hah!) the most shockingly incompetent administration possibly in history. Look at their track record.

I wonder if the voters still supporting the Junta actually look at their track record? My wife has a college friend who spouts unqualified support for Biden, in between complaining about gas and food prices or fretting about China/Russia.

How to get her to connect the dots? I shake my head.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at January 25, 2022 11:05 AM (aKN5B)

30 well, in a way, i suppose it's good news they they aren't going to accidentally start a shooting war with Ivan by sending troops in. but is anyone really shocked they don't have a plan for evacuations?

side note though, ukraine isn't afg, pretty much everyone SHOULD be able to drive west if they had too. roads MIGHT get busy / clogged, but it's not like they are surrounded by hostile people who will cut their heads off...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 25, 2022 11:05 AM (8D42x)

31 19 Biden hates Americans
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at January 25, 2022 11:04 AM (lCui1)

Yes.
And his handlers, and THEIR handlers, hates us even more.

Posted by: Flyover, #hashtag at January 25, 2022 11:05 AM (Rbu5d)

32
A new subvariant of omicron that differs from the original variant in some mutations, including on the spike protein, has been detected in Washington state.

___________

Six more months of masks.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 25, 2022 11:05 AM (/U27+)

33 let's be honest you as an American would be better off in Russian hands that the Taliban.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 25, 2022 11:06 AM (dKiJG)

34 Afghanistan part deux - Ukrainian Boogaloo

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at January 25, 2022 11:06 AM (lCui1)

35 I will spare you all.
Posted by: BourbonChicken

"We're not worthy!!"


*prostrates self*

Posted by: Tonypete at January 25, 2022 11:06 AM (mD/uy)

36 This is Biden's new normal. Every time there is a crisis, it will be up to the Americans citizens to get themselves out of harm's way. It's amazing how much this "president*" cares so little for American citizens.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 25, 2022 11:06 AM (VWp7G)

37 20 CBD - there's mountains of grift available in Ukraine if we send troops. A fucking Rock Candy Mountain of Grift. Biden and the elite have lots of Insane Trust Fund Babies to feed. What are you, a traitor?
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 25, 2022 11:04 AM (bA3Ln)

Indeed, the DC grift off foreign countries is immense. It's why the world hates us and will probably be a big factor in our demise as the list of potential allies grows smaller and smaller.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 25, 2022 11:06 AM (UuD2k)

38 I'm trying to think of a bigger failure and coming up short. Bay of Pigs made us look stupid, but pales in comparison. I don't count Pearl Harbor or 9/11... those were attacks on us. Anything I'm missing?
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RIF: Reading Is Fundamental?

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 25, 2022 11:06 AM (bA3Ln)

39 Illegal squatters have denied me my legitimate Firstdom.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 25, 2022 11:01 AM


If you hadn't installed that new heated toilet seat yesterday, squatters wouldn't be a problem.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 25, 2022 11:07 AM (a3Q+t)

40 >>>side note though, ukraine isn't afg, pretty much everyone SHOULD be able to drive west if they had too. roads MIGHT get busy / clogged, but it's not like they are surrounded by hostile people who will cut their heads off...
Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x)


Correct, but the administration should at least pretend they are doing something.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 25, 2022 11:07 AM (VWp7G)

41 16 Biden 2024: "Good Luck, F*ckers"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 25, 2022 11:03 AM (6FeV1)

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F. Joe/Hunter 2024: 300 Million Votes or Bust!

Posted by: ShainS -- A faculty lounge, if you can keep it. at January 25, 2022 11:07 AM (6Xyqy)

42 I'm trying to think of a bigger failure and coming up short. Bay of Pigs made us look stupid, but pales in comparison. I don't count Pearl Harbor or 9/11... those were attacks on us. Anything I'm missing?
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RIF: Reading Is Fundamental?
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 25, 2022


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What about stuff Willie Boy did in the '90s?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 25, 2022 11:07 AM (txdEq)

43 There are reports that people on the scene of the monkey truck crash are already getting sick. Sounds like Fauci's next golden ticket escaped early.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 25, 2022 11:07 AM (ZGrMX)

44 Russia wants it's Empire back. At least Putin does. Ol' Vlad might be willing to risk war if he thinks the US is distracted enough.

The problem with using Biden as a front man for your hidden Junta is sometimes world leaders might not understand that the doddering old man is not running the show.

Although I am starting to wonder if the Junta wants this war so they can prop up the drooling Usurper.

Nothing like a war to prop up a flagging police state.

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at January 25, 2022 11:07 AM (Adlwz)

45 Psaki ...
[spit]
Sorry
Posted by: Flyover, #hashtag at January 25, 2022 11:04 AM (Rbu5d)

are you kidding?

swallowing is the only way she has to get people to "like" her...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 25, 2022 11:08 AM (8D42x)

46 29I wonder if the voters still supporting the Junta actually look at their track record? My wife has a college friend who spouts unqualified support for Biden, in between complaining about gas and food prices or fretting about China/Russia

How to get her to connect the dots? I shake my head


It is their ignorance (in many cases willful) which leads them to vote for these maggots to start with.

Posted by: Floridachick at January 25, 2022 11:08 AM (msSsB)

47 Biden has a tangled brain, Obama hates America, and wants a world without it.

Posted by: CN at January 25, 2022 11:08 AM (ONvIw)

48 Soros Da's are letting criminals out to rake havoc over cities

Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 25, 2022 11:08 AM (vWk2R)

49 If you go to shithole countries, that is on you. Ukraine or Afghanistan. The us military is not an international Uber service for Americans.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 25, 2022 11:08 AM (swmM+)

50 43 There are reports that people on the scene of the monkey truck crash are already getting sick. Sounds like Fauci's next golden ticket escaped early.
Posted by: Ian S

Link?

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at January 25, 2022 11:09 AM (lCui1)

51 29I wonder if the voters still supporting the Junta actually look at their track record? My wife has a college friend who spouts unqualified support for Biden, in between complaining about gas and food prices or fretting about China/Russia

How to get her to connect the dots? I shake my head

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By making fun of her.

Logic won't do it, maybe insulting her lack of intelligence will get her to start questioning her assumptions. Or it will harden her against you.

I dunno. People are stupid.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 25, 2022 11:09 AM (LvTSG)

52 If you go to shithole countries, that is on you. Ukraine or Afghanistan. The us military is not an international Uber service for Americans.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 25, 2022 11:08 AM


* sensing a new opportunity here ... *

Posted by: Air Lyft at January 25, 2022 11:09 AM (a3Q+t)

53 Biden Administration milestones before February 1st:

a) Joe steps on his dick in a hot mike cock-up.

b) Joe shits his pants during a Q and A session and bitches about the burden of his impossible schedule.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at January 25, 2022 11:09 AM (6liew)

54 Seems to me that it's about time for some state to sue the federal government for medical malpractice and the resultant deaths of its citizens for denying proven life saving drugs to combat the Faucipox.

And while they're at it, seems like some congressional asshats could begin publicly calling for that drool bib wearing, pants shitting retard to be tossed using the 25th amendment.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 25, 2022 11:09 AM (O8FsO)

55 The spokesperson said that health officials do not have much information on the new "stealth omicron" COVID subvariant, which has been reported in parts of Europe and Asia.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 25, 2022 11:04 AM (63Dwl)

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Because the new "Stealth Omicron" is undetectable, everybody will be presumed to have it.

"Biden Junta Announces Mandatory Ventilators for all U.S. Residents Except Illegal Aliens."

Posted by: ShainS -- A faculty lounge, if you can keep it. at January 25, 2022 11:10 AM (6Xyqy)

56 I'm trying to think of a bigger failure and coming up short. Bay of Pigs made us look stupid, but pales in comparison. I don't count Pearl Harbor or 9/11... those were attacks on us. Anything I'm missing?
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Vietnam.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at January 25, 2022 11:10 AM (k4dH2)

57 I dunno. People are stupid.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 25, 2022 11:09 AM (LvTSG)

It's like Stockholm Syndrome.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 25, 2022 11:10 AM (6FeV1)

58 These guys make the politicians in Idiocracy look like freaking geniuses...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 25, 2022 11:10 AM (YIVH2)

59 Dozens of military airlift flights have gone into the Ukraine over the last two weeks. They returned to their bases, in the UK and Germany empty.

Why?

The commercial airlines are still flying into and out of the area. The State Dept. could, if they wanted to, buy seats for Americans who want to bug out. They're not doing this either.

Why?

Rhetorical questions.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 25, 2022 11:10 AM (BFigT)

60 Pearl Harbor and 9/11 were still pretty big govt screw ups/failures. Hindsight is 20/20, but neither event came completely out of the blue, there were warnings that something was up.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 25, 2022 11:10 AM (UuD2k)

61
My wife has a college friend who spouts unqualified support for Biden, in between complaining about gas and food prices or fretting about China/Russia

_________

If only Stalin knew...

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 25, 2022 11:10 AM (/U27+)

62 Biden hates Americans

I don't know if I would go that far. Certainly Soros does and probably everyone in the chain between Soros's checkbook and the DNC. But I think Joe just doesn't "get" Americans.

Posted by: Oddbob at January 25, 2022 11:10 AM (nfrXX)

63 51. Yes, use the Ellis approach and ridicule her fundamental assumptions

Posted by: CN at January 25, 2022 11:11 AM (ONvIw)

64
This disaster certainly has happened ... unexpectedly. Almost as if the destruction were intentional or something.
Posted by: ShainS
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I quote here (again) McCarthy on Marshall:
"What can be made of this unbroken series of decisions and acts contributing to the strategy of defeat? They cannot be attributed to incompetence. If Marshall were merely stupid, the laws of probability would dictate that part of his decisions would serve this country’s interest…"

The entire thing should be read, in the context of our current circumstances: https://tinyurl.com/3suw6cmf

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 25, 2022 11:11 AM (830x5)

65 MSNBC
@MSNBC
President Biden cursing at Peter Doocy shouldn't distract you from the fact that the president was right about inflation.

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He was also right about Afghanistan, Ukraine, pipelines . . .

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Stupid Son of a Bitch at January 25, 2022 11:11 AM (FVME7)

66 Left behind? Let them drink vodka! she says.

Posted by: Ziba at January 25, 2022 11:11 AM (S1hrL)

67 So MSDNC is rebutting itself now.

1. I believe they ran a story that said that inflation can be kind of good.
2. Doocey asks a question if an increase in inflation is a "good thing".
3. Biden calls him a "stupid son of a bitch".
4. MSDNC finds Biden right "on inflation".

Posted by: Axeman at January 25, 2022 11:11 AM (XHhHI)

68 43 There are reports that people on the scene of the monkey truck crash are already getting sick. Sounds like Fauci's next golden ticket escaped early.
Posted by: Ian S.
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Giggity...

Posted by: 12 Monkeys at January 25, 2022 11:11 AM (sAmhv)

69 Hell, Pearl Harbor and 9/11 were nothing compared to the January 6 insurrection. Ammirite?

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 25, 2022 11:12 AM (o2MD2)

70 I don't count Pearl Harbor or 9/11... those were attacks on us. Anything I'm missing?

Posted by: 496 at January 25, 2022 11:05 AM (VJsqe)

Vietnam was a clusterfuck, but at least we got many of our allies out.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 25, 2022 11:12 AM (Q9lwr)

71 I'd support invading Cuba. Hot chicks and nice beaches. Somewhat confident that we would win that one.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 25, 2022 11:12 AM (bA3Ln)

72 If you are an American and are in Ukraine today you are an idiot. It is not the militarys job to get you out.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 25, 2022 11:12 AM (swmM+)

73 24 14 Intended, and pure Obama.

Posted by: Bourdain, Fauci, Walensky, and Gates at January 25, 2022 11:04 AM (ONvIw)

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Indeed. "Fundamental transformation" on soyroids ...

Posted by: ShainS -- A faculty lounge, if you can keep it. at January 25, 2022 11:12 AM (6Xyqy)

74 71 I'd support invading Cuba. Hot chicks and nice beaches. Somewhat confident that we would win that one.
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 25, 2022 11:12 AM (bA3Ln)

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With our current military leadership?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 25, 2022 11:12 AM (LvTSG)

75 VIX is now higher than at any time since the Junta inauguration.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at January 25, 2022 11:12 AM (aKN5B)

76 Symptoms of Stealth Omicron:
aversion to masks, vaccine rejection, sudden Tourette's when watching CNN

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at January 25, 2022 11:12 AM (lCui1)

77 There are reports that people on the scene of the monkey truck crash are already getting sick. Sounds like Fauci's next golden ticket escaped early.
Posted by: Ian S.


I wonder if any had covid vaxxes?
Dunh dunh dunnnn....

Posted by: rickb223 at January 25, 2022 11:13 AM (uXonU)

78 A sub-varient? OMG!! WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!! Again.

Posted by: Oddbob at January 25, 2022 11:13 AM (nfrXX)

79 I'd support invading Cuba. Hot chicks and nice beaches. Somewhat confident that we would win that one.
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 25, 2022 11:12 AM (bA3Ln)
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Plus the good healthcare.

Posted by: Axeman at January 25, 2022 11:13 AM (XHhHI)

80 69 Hell, Pearl Harbor and 9/11 were nothing compared to the January 6 insurrection. Ammirite?
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D-Day was the biggest parading without a permit I can remember. Or maybe the caravans have that beat.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 25, 2022 11:13 AM (bA3Ln)

81 The first time I saw this simian I was put off, but now I find the image comforting.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 25, 2022 11:13 AM (EZebt)

82 @MSNBC
President Biden cursing at Peter Doocy shouldn't distract you from the fact that the president was right about inflation. ...
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Stupid Son of a Bitch at January 25, 2022 11:11 AM (FVME7)
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At this point, it is clear that MSNBC is just doing this for fun.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 25, 2022 11:14 AM (DU+/6)

83 Symptoms of Stealth Omicron:
aversion to masks, vaccine rejection, sudden Tourette's when watching CNN
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at January 25, 2022 11:12 AM (lCui1)


Uh oh. Should I quarantine?

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 25, 2022 11:14 AM (Ez6QX)

84 OT: I wish I could have called in sick today. Things are quiet at work. But I have to be here for the pharmacy delivery of Chekov's meds. Maybe once the guy arrives I can email my boss (who is not in) and . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 25, 2022 11:14 AM (txdEq)

85 I feel so much safer already.

https://tinyurl.com/2p9d2jhc

Should I dust off "Hell March" from the Command and Conquer: Red Alert soundtrack?

https://tinyurl.com/mr43n6fn

Posted by: Thrawn at January 25, 2022 11:14 AM (Rl7KJ)

86 How to get her to connect the dots? I shake my head.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at January 25, 2022 11:05 AM (aKN5B)

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Sometimes they need to feel it good and hard. My wife is fairly liberal. As of a couple months ago, the "State" is raining hellfire down on us. Their actions are unwarranted, there are no good options and no end in sight.

My wife is slowly starting to realize that the "State" is not your friend and they do not care about you. But we're upper-middle class, so the "State" has always been sort of a fuzzy, abstract notion to her. Lower income folks who cannot afford competent legal representation know full well what the state can do. They feel the brunt of it much more often than the upper middle classes.

Posted by: 496 at January 25, 2022 11:14 AM (VJsqe)

87 Radical idea..

We dont invade anyone and we stop fucking being the worlds policeman. Even more radical idea we stop spending trillions of dollars around the world and spend it at home instead

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 25, 2022 11:14 AM (swmM+)

88
Biden and Company just think of the US as a member of the community of nations. They don't really care about it as a country with its own culture and economy but want to see it in harmony (i.e. cut down to size) with other countries.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 25, 2022 11:14 AM (/U27+)

89 Buy ammo...and horse paste.

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 25, 2022 11:14 AM (GYllL)

90 Symptoms of Stealth Omicron:
aversion to masks, vaccine rejection, sudden Tourette's when watching CNN
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at January 25, 2022


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Then I had Stealth Omicron before Stealth Omicron was cool!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 25, 2022 11:15 AM (txdEq)

91 Willowed:

Sundowner called Doocy personally and apologized, said it wasn't personal I read this morning

And the fact that Doocy didn't immediately tell Stinkfinger to piss off and go back to fucking his niece tells you all you need to know about how 'adversarial' the assholes at Fox are to Democrat scum.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 25, 2022 11:16 AM (2JVJo)

92 Hell, Pearl Harbor and 9/11 were nothing compared to the January 6 insurrection. Ammirite?
Posted by: Xipe Totec
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Much, much worse was the anti-Islamic backlash to 9/11.

Posted by: Loretta Lynch at January 25, 2022 11:16 AM (830x5)

93 President Biden cursing at Peter Doocy shouldn't distract you from the fact that the president was right about inflation.

And by "right about inflation", MSDNC, what is it you think is "right"?

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at January 25, 2022 11:16 AM (aKN5B)

94 OT: I wish I could have called in sick today. Things are quiet at work. But I have to be here for the pharmacy delivery of Chekov's meds. Maybe once the guy arrives I can email my boss (who is not in) and . . .
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 25, 2022 11:14 AM (txdEq)


I was going to call in sick, but then I remembered there are meetings today that I need to be here for. Maybe tomorrow.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 25, 2022 11:16 AM (Ez6QX)

95 88. More like an economic zone

Posted by: CN at January 25, 2022 11:16 AM (ONvIw)

96 And by "right about inflation", MSDNC, what is it you think is "right"?
Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at January 25, 2022 11:16 AM (aKN5B)

Long Dark Winter.

All Gonna Die.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 25, 2022 11:16 AM (6FeV1)

97 Serious question here - was there a bigger foreign policy failure back further than 'generations', or was Biden's withdrawal from Afghanistan the biggest?

I'm trying to think of a bigger failure and coming up short. Bay of Pigs made us look stupid, but pales in comparison. I don't count Pearl Harbor or 9/11... those were attacks on us. Anything I'm missing?

Posted by: 496 at January 25, 2022 11:05 AM (VJsqe)

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Maybe FDR betraying Poland and then handing Eastern Europe over to Stalin at the end of WWII (with Churchill's begruding assent IIRC)?

/I'm not a military historian as many on this here smart military blog, so am happy to be corrected

Posted by: ShainS -- A faculty lounge, if you can keep it. at January 25, 2022 11:16 AM (6Xyqy)

98 Vietnam was a clusterfuck, but at least we got many of our allies out.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 25, 2022 11:12 AM (Q9lwr)

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Good point.

Posted by: 496 at January 25, 2022 11:16 AM (VJsqe)

99 43 There are reports that people on the scene of the monkey truck crash are already getting sick. Sounds like Fauci's next golden ticket escaped early.
Posted by: Ian S. at January 25, 2022 11:07 AM (ZGrMX)

Thanks, there's another movie I haven't watched in a while - 28 Days Later.

Posted by: Thrawn at January 25, 2022 11:16 AM (Rl7KJ)

100 Link?
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at January 25, 2022 11:09 AM (lCui1)

Top of Gateway Pundit

https://tinyurl.com/5n6ar3bd

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at January 25, 2022 11:16 AM (OssQ4)

101 This makes me sick to my stomach. Afganastan (sp), and not this. We don't leave people behind.

Posted by: Infidel at January 25, 2022 11:16 AM (qpolg)

102 The first time I saw this simian I was put off, but now I find the image comforting.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 25, 2022


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Think of it as "Tarzan's chimp friend Cheetah goes punk."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 25, 2022 11:16 AM (txdEq)

103 If you are an American and are in Ukraine today you are an idiot. It is not the military's job to get you out.

What he said. If you're not on the board of a Ukrainian energy company, what are you doing over there?

Posted by: Jen Psaki at January 25, 2022 11:17 AM (9Fwwf)

104 We have elected (Hah!) the most shockingly incompetent administration possibly in history. Look at their track record.

I read this and think about that NJ Biden voter who showed up at that mandate protest rally over the weekend. She's angry about what Biden has done, but she didn't express regret for voting for the guy. I shouldn't throw stones - it took me years to lose my respect for the GOPe after blindly following them for most of my adult life. That said, she and the other Biden voters have to admit regret before we can move on as a country. If my personal example is any indication, we could be in for a rough ride.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 25, 2022 11:17 AM (hIom3)

105 *begrudging* even

Posted by: ShainS -- A faculty lounge, if you can keep it. at January 25, 2022 11:17 AM (6Xyqy)

106 My two year old truck is worth more than msrp hen new. But inflation doesnt exist. Sure why not.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 25, 2022 11:17 AM (swmM+)

107 >>>Biden 2024: "Good Luck, F*ckers"

Posted by: Warai-otoko

Reminder: There are still hundreds of American citizens stuck in Afghanistan. Still.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 25, 2022 11:17 AM (VWp7G)

108 Fed judge blocks AL from using newly-drawn congressional districts in upcoming elections.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 25, 2022 11:17 AM (UHVv4)

109 OT: I wish I could have called in sick today. Things are quiet at work. But I have to be here for the pharmacy delivery of Chekov's meds. Maybe once the guy arrives I can email my boss (who is not in) and . . .
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 25, 2022
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I was going to call in sick, but then I remembered there are meetings today that I need to be here for. Maybe tomorrow.
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 25, 2022


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Naturally I'd far rather take Friday off. . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 25, 2022 11:18 AM (txdEq)

110 Cheetah does art now, just like Hunter!

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 25, 2022 11:18 AM (o2MD2)

111 Isolationism is a great idea in and of itself.... the problem is that Isolationism in concert with a demented police state run amok gets you into DPRK territory.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 25, 2022 11:18 AM (6FeV1)

112 103 If you are an American and are in Ukraine today you are an idiot. It is not the military's job to get you out.
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Its not hard to drive out of Ukraine. It really isn't. Nice scenary and the beer is Russian.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 25, 2022 11:18 AM (bA3Ln)

113 What is preventing anyone from leaving Ukraine right now? Flights are operating, highways are open.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 25, 2022 11:18 AM (swmM+)

114 Sundowner called Doocy personally and apologized, said it wasn't personal I read this morning

And the fact that Doocy didn't immediately tell Stinkfinger to piss off and go back to fucking his niece tells you all you need to know about how 'adversarial' the assholes at Fox are to Democrat scum.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 25, 2022 11:16 AM (2JVJo)

"We're better than that."

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 25, 2022 11:18 AM (hIom3)

115 Plus the good healthcare.
Posted by: Axeman
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This close ><, should have socked that as Hugo Chavez.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 25, 2022 11:19 AM (bk3Sg)

116 Sundowner called Doocy personally and apologized, said it wasn't personal I read this morning

I thought Doocy said Biden didn't explicitly apologize. And Doocy also said he didn't care what Biden called him so long as he talked.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at January 25, 2022 11:19 AM (aKN5B)

117 113 What is preventing anyone from leaving Ukraine right now? Flights are operating, highways are open.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 25, 2022 11:18 AM (swmM+)

Greed. Inertia. Disbelief. Who knows.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 25, 2022 11:19 AM (6FeV1)

118 >>>Its not hard to drive out of Ukraine. It really isn't. Nice scenary and the beer is Russian.
Posted by: Puddin Head


Stop by Slovakia. Good beer there, too.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 25, 2022 11:19 AM (VWp7G)

119 now=not

Posted by: Infidel at January 25, 2022 11:19 AM (qpolg)

120 >>I'm trying to think of a bigger failure and coming up short. Bay of Pigs made us look stupid, but pales in comparison. I don't count Pearl Harbor or 9/11... those were attacks on us. Anything I'm missing?

Obama and Iran, including the capture of a Navy boat and them catching one of our drones, saying they'd return it, and instead returning a model drone painted Barbie pink?
There was also Obama announcing he would put out a hand to Iran during the campaign, then asking to meet with them at some conference (or maybe when their leader came to the UN?), and then their leader openly laughing about how he blew off obama.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 25, 2022 11:20 AM (URNdm)

121 116 Sundowner called Doocy personally and apologized, said it wasn't personal I read this morning

I thought Doocy said Biden didn't explicitly apologize. And Doocy also said he didn't care what Biden called him so long as he talked.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at January 25, 2022 11:19 AM (aKN5B)

He didn't say "It isn't personal", he said "You're not even a person".

Big Diff.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 25, 2022 11:20 AM (6FeV1)

122 108 Fed judge blocks AL from using newly-drawn congressional districts in upcoming elections.
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 25, 2022 11:17 AM (UHVv4)

ffs, I'm sure it makes a big difference how you divide up Alabama. It will be blue now for sure.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 25, 2022 11:20 AM (Y5qcH)

123 108 Fed judge blocks AL from using newly-drawn congressional districts in upcoming elections.
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Hmm, Department of Just Us having their say. Fuck these guys. How about reviewing the Ohio boy who got two life sentences with 149 years tacked on for attempting to escape an ambush of Free Speech, Right of Association and Assembly by Gov Terry McAwful and the VA State Police?

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 25, 2022 11:20 AM (bA3Ln)

124
I will be happy to take in any Ukrainian waifs needing shelter.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 25, 2022 11:20 AM (/U27+)

125 This is like idiots who go hiking in Iran and then are kidnapped or killed. Sorry but zero sympathy.

Im old enough to remember when the right was all for personal responsibility. Guess that doesnt apply to international travel to mafia run states like Ukraine and Russia huh?

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 25, 2022 11:20 AM (swmM+)

126 Maybe FDR betraying Poland and then handing Eastern Europe over to Stalin at the end of WWII (with Churchill's begruding assent IIRC)?

/I'm not a military historian as many on this here smart military blog, so am happy to be corrected
Posted by: ShainS -- A faculty lounge, if you can keep it. at January 25, 2022 11:16 AM (6Xyqy)

It's usually a hard pass for me to defend FDR, but at the Yalta Conference, Stalin already had possession of those territories and possession's 9/10s of the law, so...unless we were going to war with the USSR afterwards, there wasn't going to be any other outcome.

Just my two-cents.

Posted by: Thrawn at January 25, 2022 11:21 AM (Rl7KJ)

127 My two year old truck is worth more than msrp hen new. But inflation doesnt exist. Sure why not.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 25, 2022


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I might be able to make back now what I paid in 2019 for my (then) 4-year-old Buick LaCrosse. But what could I afford to buy now that I would like even half as much?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 25, 2022 11:21 AM (txdEq)

128 Monkey shit is it now?

Posted by: Ziba at January 25, 2022 11:21 AM (S1hrL)

129 I'm spending too much time here. My book is never going to get done.

Got to go. Hope you all have a lovely day.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 25, 2022 11:21 AM (2JVJo)

130 I will be happy to take in any Ukrainian waifs needing shelter.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 25, 2022 11:20 AM (/U27+)

waifs, goilfriends, whatevva!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 25, 2022 11:21 AM (6FeV1)

131 Monkey shit. It's cool. It's now.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 25, 2022 11:23 AM (UHVv4)

132 I will be happy to take in any Ukrainian waifs needing shelter.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 25, 2022


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If they look like Czech pr0n stars Lucy Li and Victoria Blaze, I'm on board!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 25, 2022 11:23 AM (txdEq)

133 The Biden junta is not incompetent. Normal people may think that but only because they assume the Biden junta's goals are their goals. The Biden junta is ruthlessly competent at their goal of destroying America and the western world. They viciously efficient and well ahead of their schedule of destruction.

Do NOT give this anti-American team any benefit of the doubt by calling them incompetent.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at January 25, 2022 11:23 AM (iDcra)

134 My two year old truck is worth more than msrp hen new. But inflation doesnt exist. Sure why not.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 25, 2022
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I bought my car new in 2017 at the end of the model year. I got the deal of the decade on it and bought it at a steep discount after a few hours of haggling back and forth.

So the baseline is low, but that car is now four years old and has about 40k miles on it and I have kept it in perfect condition. It is also currently worth only $500 less than I paid for it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 25, 2022 11:23 AM (DU+/6)

135 I want to read David French's column on returning to normalcy and decency after Biden's profane outburst against Doocey.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 25, 2022 11:23 AM (KZzsI)

136 Three Men and A Little Monkey isn't just a weekend at Gutfeld's.

Posted by: Ambiguously Gay Richard Simmons at January 25, 2022 11:23 AM (SIyT8)

137 HPosted by: Warai-otoko at January 25, 2022 11:21 AM (6FeV1

Do ya know your Cyrillic ABC's?

Posted by: Ziba at January 25, 2022 11:24 AM (S1hrL)

138 Does anyone here speak english? Yes, you sir. You speak a little english?

"Son of Bitch; Shit"


I am available to teach English to Ukrainian refugees.

Posted by: Archer at January 25, 2022 11:24 AM (gmo/4)

139 Do NOT give this anti-American team any benefit of the doubt by calling them incompetent.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at January 25, 2022 11:23 AM (iDcra)
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Their incompetence doesn't negate their malice and evil and criminality and madness.

This is very much a "power of and" situation.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 25, 2022 11:24 AM (DU+/6)

140 29I wonder if the voters still supporting the Junta actually look at their track record? My wife has a college friend who spouts unqualified support for Biden, in between complaining about gas and food prices or fretting about China/Russia

How to get her to connect the dots? I shake my head

Easiest way is to persuade that friend that the authorities are lying to them and the conspiracy includes the media.

Generally speaking, people are more likely to blame others than themselves for bad outcomes. Depressives are the exception.

Want to learn how to move masses, then study rhetoric--people have not changed very much since the ancient Greek and Roman times. Technology has changed but it has been adapted to do the same old problems in rhetoric and dialectic confronting the Greeks.

Posted by: whig at January 25, 2022 11:24 AM (Iq9dF)

141 There was also Obama announcing he would put out a hand to Iran during the campaign, then asking to meet with them at some conference (or maybe when their leader came to the UN?), and then their leader openly laughing about how he blew off obama.
Posted by: Lizzy at January 25, 2022


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Jugears handing millions of $$$ to Iran

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 25, 2022 11:24 AM (txdEq)

142 honestly, I really don't find myself caring about this, or anything else, much, anymore ... probably just part of "getting what they "voted" for, good and hard".

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (9CuDT) at January 25, 2022 11:25 AM (9CuDT)

143 Testing.

Posted by: Retsgtrn at January 25, 2022 11:25 AM (5uNrs)

144 Pearl Harbor and 9/11 were still pretty big govt screw ups/failures. Hindsight is 20/20, but neither event came completely out of the blue, there were warnings that something was up.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe

The day before Pearl Harbor (Dec. 6, 1941), the War Department and the Navy Department sent out a War Warning. Vigorous commanders, like Adm Bill Halsey put the Enterprise carrier battle group on alert, and had his planes up flying CAP missions.
Admiral Husband Kimmel, not as vigorous a commander, didn't take many measures based on this. I mean, it was Sunday morning.

Biggest screw up I have seen in my life? The Viet Nam War. Much bigger and more costly than Afghanistan.

And Ukraine could be much bigger. I think we lost something like 2,100 men in 20 years in A-stan. We could lose that many in a week if we get our shit involved in Ukraine.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Badluck Streak in Dancing School at January 25, 2022 11:25 AM (vcOmj)

145 Czech beer is very good. Better than German.

Posted by: Archer at January 25, 2022 11:25 AM (gmo/4)

146 45...are you kidding?

swallowing is the only way she has to get people to "like" her...
Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 25, 2022 11:08 AM (8D42x)

Not what I was going for, but you do you!

Posted by: Flyover, #hashtag at January 25, 2022 11:26 AM (Rbu5d)

147 Stupid moments in Presidential history? Carter and the Iranian hostage rescue.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 25, 2022 11:26 AM (5HBd1)

148 I wonder if the voters still supporting the Junta actually look at their track record? My wife has a college friend who spouts unqualified support for Biden, in between complaining about gas and food prices or fretting about China/Russia.

How to get her to connect the dots? I shake my head.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at January 25, 2022 11:05 AM (aKN5B)
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The ones still supporting the junta are likely default Democrats who pay zero attention. This (mal)administration's failures are manifest and obvious if you're looking around *at all.*

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 25, 2022 11:26 AM (DU+/6)

149 I am available to teach English to Ukrainian refugees.

I have read and heard people say that they get paid pretty good money to teach English in places like Korea and Japan. And by "teach" they just sit and talk to people in English, conversations.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 25, 2022 11:26 AM (KZzsI)

150 Caution Rant Ahead;

We've gotten a look at what contemporary women look like in government leadership positions- and it's not good. These women are intent on being nannies and running a Nanny State where it's "I know best, do what I say". I can't find a single example where that statement does not apply or they haven't yielded to the impulse. You want to be a mom? Stay home and raise your children instead of running around trying to make everyone else their stand-ins. You want to be in government, our government, yield to freedom and individual liberty.

You want to argue this point with facts? Have at it. You want to substitute ad hominems and call me misogynistic? Go punch yourself in the throat.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 25, 2022 11:26 AM (VpIIl)

151 You actually think that we would send US troops into a country that's currently being invaded? This is actually something that I absolutely agree with Biden on, as rare as that is.

Americans in Ukraine: the country is about to be invaded by Russia. If you want out, leave now. If you don't leave, you're on your own, if for no other reason than we really don't want to send US troops into an active war zone that we're not involved in for reasons that really should be obvious. You want your troops to get accidentally bombed or attacked? Because sending random troops into an active war zone is a really good way to get your guys killed and get involved in a war that you don't want to get involved in.

Posted by: Goober at January 25, 2022 11:26 AM (Hgvgt)

152 One week to the opening of the 2022 Genocide Games in Chynah.

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 25, 2022 11:27 AM (GYllL)

153 And this Russell Brand video on Davos is entertaining:

https://youtu.be/QOrS6buynAk

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 25, 2022 11:27 AM (5HBd1)

154 103 If you are an American and are in Ukraine today you are an idiot. It is not the military's job to get you out. What he said. If you're not on the board of a Ukrainian energy company, what are you doing over there?
107 Reminder: There are still hundreds of American citizens stuck in Afghanistan. Still.
I know my opinion might not be the popular opinion here, but I say, why should I give a damn about an American in a foreign country just because they're an American? They choose to go to another country for what ever purpose; they know that they're giving up the freedoms and protections of the land of the free. Using our big stick to say that nothing bad should ever happen to an "American" or else is just another form of big-gov't BS.
- James G

Posted by: James G at January 25, 2022 11:27 AM (vW9dX)

155 OT: I wish I could have called in sick today. Things are quiet at work. But I have to be here for the pharmacy delivery of Chekov's meds. Maybe once the guy arrives I can email my boss (who is not in) and . . .
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 25, 2022
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I was going to call in sick, but then I remembered there are meetings today that I need to be here for. Maybe tomorrow.
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 25, 2022
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I tried to call in sick but Mrs D told me to get my ass outta bed and go get coffee. Sigh.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 25, 2022 11:28 AM (axyOa)

156 One week to the opening of the 2022 Genocide Games in Chynah.
Posted by: Capital Eff at January 25, 2022 11:27 AM (GYllL)
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Oh yeah. It's an Olympics year.

:: shrug ::

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 25, 2022 11:28 AM (DU+/6)

157 149 I am available to teach English to Ukrainian refugees.

I have read and heard people say that they get paid pretty good money to teach English in places like Korea and Japan. And by "teach" they just sit and talk to people in English, conversations.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 25, 2022 11:26 AM (KZzsI)

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I have a TEFL certificate and did it in Rome. I could have lived pretty well if I wasn't sending so much money back home every month to pay off the credit card debt I had accumulate to simply get to Italy.

And yeah, it's pretty much conversation. The idea is the all English classroom, so early levels are very simple conversations and later can go pretty much any direction. There are textbooks to help guide things as well.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 25, 2022 11:28 AM (LvTSG)

158 Sundowner called Doocy personally and apologized, said it wasn't personal I read this morning
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From the media? Then don't believe it.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at January 25, 2022 11:29 AM (iDcra)

159 Quote Tweet Hu Xijin @HuXijin_GT
China state-affiliated media; 11h
This is a scary state. Hope people in the White House could help take care of the nuclear briefcase.

Wag the Poso @JackPosobiec; 11h
CCP is using the Doocy insult to troll Biden.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 25, 2022 11:29 AM (UHVv4)

160 156 One week to the opening of the 2022 Genocide Games in Chynah.
Posted by: Capital Eff at January 25, 2022 11:27 AM (GYllL)
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Oh yeah. It's an Olympics year.

:: shrug ::
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 25, 2022 11:28 AM (DU+/6)

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It was more special when it was every 4 years. Now it's every two while the years off feel less common than on years.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 25, 2022 11:29 AM (LvTSG)

161 I thought about calling in sick, but got up and took my horse paste instead.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 25, 2022 11:29 AM (5HBd1)

162 Gunmen open fire outside security services building in Ukraine.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 25, 2022 11:29 AM (4fSQf)

163 52 If you go to shithole countries, that is on you. Ukraine or Afghanistan. The us military is not an international Uber service for Americans.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 25, 2022 11:08 AM


* sensing a new opportunity here ... *

Posted by: Air Lyft at January 25, 2022 11:09 AM (a3Q+t)

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"Uber Air Lyft Awarded $1 Trillion Contract to Evacuate Illegal Aliens From South of the Border."

Posted by: ShainS -- A faculty lounge, if you can keep it. at January 25, 2022 11:29 AM (6Xyqy)

164 Stupid moments in Presidential history? Carter and the Iranian hostage rescue.
Posted by: Notsothoreau

I try not to keep comparing Bidet to Carter. It's getting more difficult.

Posted by: Infidel at January 25, 2022 11:29 AM (qpolg)

165 Since we are all gonna die from Monkey Stink Eye Flu- I just need to say - I love all you guys, the Horde, ace and the COBs

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at January 25, 2022 11:29 AM (lCui1)

166 Stupid moments in Presidential history? Carter and the Iranian hostage rescue.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward

The predicate for this was not supporting the Shah, and allowing the "Students" to get a hold of our embassy. And letting "revolutionaries" depose the Shah.

If you have never read it, a good read (by all means, not totally inclusive) is "Guests of the Ayatollah", by Mark Bowden. He lets President Skippy off pretty easy, but details a lot of what happened. Let's just say our government is full of idiots, and has been for a long time.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Badluck Streak in Dancing School at January 25, 2022 11:29 AM (vcOmj)

167 Collector cars and even semi collector, ie 20-30 year old unique cars have gone absolutely nuts. I bought one such car, last year. I can sell it for $15-20k more now without any effort. On BAT they are going for $30k more. It was a better investment than real estate on a percentage basis. The world has gone truly mad.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 25, 2022 11:30 AM (swmM+)

168 also, what Jukin said @133

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (9CuDT) at January 25, 2022 11:30 AM (9CuDT)

169 Sundowner called Doocy personally and apologized, said it wasn't personal I read this morning

Doocy was on Hannity right after the call talking about it. The quote was "It's not personal, pal", like Biden's a 20s gangster.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 25, 2022 11:30 AM (ZGrMX)

170 I wonder if the voters still supporting the Junta actually look at their track record? My wife has a college friend who spouts unqualified support for Biden, in between complaining about gas and food prices or fretting about China/Russia.

How to get her to connect the dots? I shake my head.


Slapping folks upside the head has shown promise in double blind studies.

Science!

Posted by: Archer at January 25, 2022 11:30 AM (gmo/4)

171 140 ...How to get her to connect the dots? I shake my head

Easiest way is to persuade that friend that the authorities are lying to them and the conspiracy includes the media.

Generally speaking, people are more likely to blame others than themselves for bad outcomes. Depressives are the exception.

Want to learn how to move masses, then study rhetoric--people have not changed very much since the ancient Greek and Roman times. Technology has changed but it has been adapted to do the same old problems in rhetoric and dialectic confronting the Greeks.
Posted by: whig at January 25, 2022 11:24 AM (Iq9dF)

whig, this makes a lot of sense. I was struck by a report on NPR years ago about the campaign to get young people to stop smoking. Anti-smoking crusaders tried a lot of things; threats, warnings, stories of people who died of lung cancer. None of those worked. What ended up working better than all of those was showing young people that they were being lied to by the tobacco companies. That takes the onus off the individual and puts it on something they can blame - it makes the 'victim' into a figure that is 'right' and has agency to change.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 25, 2022 11:31 AM (hIom3)

172 Calling someone a sumbitch is actually personal.


Hey, fuck you!

Nothing personal though.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 25, 2022 11:31 AM (4fSQf)

173 S"erious question here - was there a bigger foreign policy failure back further than 'generations', or was Biden's withdrawal from Afghanistan the biggest?"

The invasion of Iraq in 2004 might could. The evacuation of Saigon in 75. Most of our meddling in Central and South America.

There are some doozies out there, for sure, but in all honesty, the Afghanistan thing really ranks up there with the worst of them.

Posted by: Goober at January 25, 2022 11:31 AM (Hgvgt)

174 James G I agree 100%.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 25, 2022 11:31 AM (swmM+)

175 Collector cars and even semi collector, ie 20-30 year old unique cars have gone absolutely nuts. I bought one such car, last year. I can sell it for $15-20k more now without any effort. On BAT they are going for $30k more. It was a better investment than real estate on a percentage basis. The world has gone truly mad.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 25, 2022 11:30 AM (swmM+)
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Art and classic cars are often big movers in inflationary periods as people with money to spare look to get something real and durable that they can sell later or bequeath. I'm not certain, but I'll bet that art is going crazy.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 25, 2022 11:31 AM (DU+/6)

176 65 MSNBC
@MSNBC
President Biden cursing at Peter Doocy shouldn't distract you from the fact that the president was right about inflation.


The President said, literally, that inflation was an asset, politically.

What part of that is right?

Posted by: blaster at January 25, 2022 11:31 AM (9otr5)

177 It's a free country, right? I mean, come home if you want to- as long as you're fully up to date on your vaccines.

Posted by: Jen Psaki at January 25, 2022 11:31 AM (9Fwwf)

178 Sundowner called Doocy personally and apologized, said it wasn't personal I read this morning

Well that makes it all okay right? When you call later and lie after going nuts attacking someone with profanity on national TV? I'm confident they'd give Trump a pass on this.

my norms...

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 25, 2022 11:31 AM (KZzsI)

179 I thought about calling in sick, but got up and took my horse paste instead.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 25, 2022 11:29 AM (5HBd1)


I'm not actually sick. I just really hate my job.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 25, 2022 11:32 AM (Ez6QX)

180 has anyone mentioned the BB?

"Biden makes daring rescue of Hunters cash from Ukraine"

I read that several hours ago, may not be verbatim.

Posted by: Fool Otto at January 25, 2022 11:32 AM (DB16e)

181 Inflation is an asset if you're trillions in debt.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 25, 2022 11:33 AM (4fSQf)

182 Darn-it! I only post once or twice a year here so I forget: for formatting do I use
-James G

Posted by: James G at January 25, 2022 11:33 AM (vW9dX)

183 "<" or "["

Posted by: James G at January 25, 2022 11:33 AM (vW9dX)

184 I quote here (again) McCarthy on Marshall:
"What can be made of this unbroken series of decisions and acts contributing to the strategy of defeat? They cannot be attributed to incompetence. If Marshall were merely stupid, the laws of probability would dictate that part of his decisions would serve this country's interest..."

The entire thing should be read, in the context of our current circumstances: https://tinyurl.com/3suw6cmf

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 25, 2022 11:11 AM (830x5)

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Thanks Mike, had never seen that; will do.

Posted by: ShainS -- A faculty lounge, if you can keep it. at January 25, 2022 11:33 AM (6Xyqy)

185 Collector cars and even semi collector, ie 20-30 year old unique cars have gone absolutely nuts. I bought one such car, last year. I can sell it for $15-20k more now without any effort. On BAT they are going for $30k more. It was a better investment than real estate on a percentage basis. The world has gone truly mad.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 25, 2022 11:30 AM (swmM+)

Concur, I was at Barrett Jackson this weekend and all bids are up on every vehicle. Even the 1985 Chrysler K Car that had 80,000 original miles on it. I also bought a performance car (2006) last summer. Right now I could sell it for $10,000 more than I bought it for.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at January 25, 2022 11:33 AM (CjHGv)

186 So if I go to a shithole country, can I just call the Air Force for a ride home? Is there a direct 800 line?

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 25, 2022 11:33 AM (swmM+)

187 Sundowner called Doocy personally and apologized, said it wasn't personal


Too bad dueling has gone out of style.

Posted by: Archer at January 25, 2022 11:34 AM (gmo/4)

188 What troubles me is that people are thinking this incompetence is unique to Biden. But he's just a passenger on a train. The same cabal running things now was running things under Obama. People have forgotten what a spectacular mediocrity Obama was at anything but talking.

Wouldn't be so infuriating if the regime wasn't so peopled with smug jackasses who think they're the smartest people in the room.

Posted by: SMFH at January 25, 2022 11:34 AM (u/7wY)

189 >>>Sundowner called Doocy personally and apologized, said it wasn't personal I read this morning


He is such a piece of garbage.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 25, 2022 11:34 AM (VWp7G)

190 That wasn't an apology. It was ass covering.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 25, 2022 11:35 AM (VpIIl)

191 I'm not actually sick. I just really hate my job.
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 25, 2022 11:32 AM (Ez6QX)

I had many jobs I hated. But now I am semi-retired. I invented most of our product line, so now the Boss lets me come in 2 days a week and fuck off on the computer and pays me for it. Could be worse.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 25, 2022 11:35 AM (o2MD2)

192 172 Calling someone a sumbitch is actually personal.

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Nah. It's only personal to Doocu's mom

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at January 25, 2022 11:35 AM (lCui1)

193 I was struck by a report on NPR years ago about the campaign to get young people to stop smoking. Anti-smoking crusaders tried a lot of things; threats, warnings, stories of people who died of lung cancer. None of those worked. What ended up working better than all of those was showing young people that they were being lied to by the tobacco companies. That takes the onus off the individual and puts it on something they can blame - it makes the 'victim' into a figure that is 'right' and has agency to change.
Posted by: Darrell Harris

You know what really works? Price it out of people's reach. $126 a week is way too much.
(2 pack a day x 7 days at $9 a pack)

Posted by: rickb223 at January 25, 2022 11:35 AM (uXonU)

194 Yeah the bids are insane this year. I think its a combination of a few things, such as no auctions last year (so people saved up), the desirability of cars going through the roof as new cars are so computerized, controlled, and clinical to drive, and at least some of it is people have spent the previous year watching shows about cars and just have gone nuts wanting them.

But the pickup thing, I do not grok. They've gone berserk, old pickup sales are like five times or more what they used to be worth.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 25, 2022 11:35 AM (KZzsI)

195 Darrell, a Biden voter (!) admitting regret might be nice I guess, but the ignorance, misinformation, laziness, stupidity, bigotry, or extravagant delusion (mix/match) required to vote that way ..... are not things that "regret" will change, or fix.

There are actually important pivot points or road-forkings in history - we just had one. "Fixing" it is largely not possible. Opportunity costs. As bizarrely improbable as it seems, Donald Trump as president was likely a key opportunity. That's squandered, and another such opportunity is more than uncertain, at least for an indefinite period of further degradation and damage.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 25, 2022 11:35 AM (OTzUX)

196 We keep saying Biden apologized, but I read he told Doocy, 'it's nothing personal," which to me, is not equivalent to "I'm sorry."

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at January 25, 2022 11:36 AM (PiwSw)

197 Here's one for ya. Nixon being attacked in Caracas when he was VP

https://tinyurl.com/ycktczun

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 25, 2022 11:36 AM (5HBd1)

198 As I believe has been mentioned elsewhere...

Florida Dept. of Health @HealthyFla; 13h
As a result of the @US_FDA's abrupt decision to remove the EUAs for two monoclonal antibodies, monoclonal antibody treatment sites will be closed until further notice. Full press release is below.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 25, 2022 11:36 AM (UHVv4)

199 I would do Psaki. If i were 18. Glad i got my Cougar days well behind me.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at January 25, 2022 11:36 AM (n/szn)

200 People have forgotten what a spectacular mediocrity Obama was at anything but talking.

I agree, but they're much more openly incompetent this time around. Lots of highly public bullets to the foot. I suspect it's at least in part because Obama wants to destroy Joe, but Joe himself isn't helping.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 25, 2022 11:36 AM (ZGrMX)

201 But the pickup thing, I do not grok. They've gone berserk, old pickup sales are like five times or more what they used to be worth.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 25, 2022 11:35 AM (KZzsI)


We're converting them to technical vehicles.

Posted by: Archer at January 25, 2022 11:36 AM (gmo/4)

202 Collector cars and even semi collector, ie 20-30 year old unique cars have gone absolutely nuts. I bought one such car, last year. I can sell it for $15-20k more now without any effort. On BAT they are going for $30k more. It was a better investment than real estate on a percentage basis. The world has gone truly mad.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 25, 2022


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Then I just need to hang on to my Buick LaCrosse for a while; it's one of the last of the old "big" GM sedans. Twenty or twenty-five years ought to do it. . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 25, 2022 11:37 AM (txdEq)

203 i don't believe biden apologized, i believe he just said it's not personal...honestly...i find it disturbing that it's not personal...he's just making comments? no substance...just deep state swamp theater?

Posted by: phoenixgirl at January 25, 2022 11:37 AM (CqHIp)

204 Incompetency is a trademark of the Biden Fraudulency, by now no one should be in the least surprised.

Posted by: irongrampa at January 25, 2022 11:37 AM (KATBx)

205 Anybody can snap and say something stupid, even a politician. I can live with that. I can live with someone getting frustrated and lashing out, like Biden did. I can even live with an old stroke-addled idiot bully yelling like that.

What I can't handle is the president of the united states being that guy, and even more I cannot help wanting to shove the face of the nevertrump trash who helped this guy out into this like a dog that crapped on the living room floor.

EAT IT YOU JERKWADS

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 25, 2022 11:37 AM (KZzsI)

206 That takes the onus off the individual and puts it on something they can blame - it makes the 'victim' into a figure that is 'right' and has agency to change.

Posted by: Darrell Harris

For very intelligent people, the best way to persuade them is to lead them to doing the analysis themselves via Socratic questioning. You avoid/lessen the emotional response by the fallback of simply asking questions about the world. That makes the person dig up the evidence themselves to 'prove they are correct' but often leads to evidence that they are wrong via the presentation of discordant information. This method works poorly with relatively unintelligent people because they cannot be bothered to do the analysis.

Also, this technique does not work with ideologues but those are relatively few percentage wise of a population--roughly 10-15 percent of the population. Ideologues already have firm axioms on how the world operates and cause and effect. Thus, they tend to rationalize discordant information as either false or not relevant.

Posted by: whig at January 25, 2022 11:37 AM (Iq9dF)

207 Yeah I remember that campaign it was called The Truth or something like that. And I remember thinking that is a good idea.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 25, 2022 11:37 AM (swmM+)

208 I sold a car a few years ago that yielded a 84% profit. The guy who bought it paid to ship it back to Europe.

People will pay insane amounts for cars they want.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 25, 2022 11:37 AM (VpIIl)

209
It's usually a hard pass for me to defend FDR, but at the Yalta Conference, Stalin already had possession of those territories and possession's 9/10s of the law, so...unless we were going to war with the USSR afterwards, there wasn't going to be any other outcome.

Just my two-cents.

Posted by: Thrawn at January 25, 2022 11:21 AM (Rl7KJ)

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Yes, agreed. The only alternatives were to either threaten Stalin with nukes or go Full Patton in a very war-weary world. Might have come at a horrific cost, but perhaps much better for civilization long-term (sans the whole China debacle, which is another discussion altogether).

Posted by: ShainS -- A faculty lounge, if you can keep it. at January 25, 2022 11:38 AM (6Xyqy)

210 Marcus T, it would really depend on the woman, of course.

I'm living in two locations right now. Both have female mayors. I keep wondering if the Covid response would have been different with male mayors. I would have liked to see these towns stand up and refuse to shut down businesses and enforce the face diapers. Also, somebody needs to tell our hospital, "No more killing your Covid patients. We'll find a way to accommodate the loss of Medicare and Medicaid funds."

Posted by: Emmie -- no mask, no passport, just classic rock at January 25, 2022 11:39 AM (6RgRK)

211 decent garbage would resent being compared to that fool.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (9CuDT) at January 25, 2022 11:39 AM (9CuDT)

212 For very intelligent people, the best way to persuade them is to lead them to doing the analysis themselves via Socratic questioning. You avoid/lessen the emotional response by the fallback of simply asking questions about the world. That makes the person dig up the evidence themselves to 'prove they are correct' but often leads to evidence that they are wrong via the presentation of discordant information. This method works poorly with relatively unintelligent people because they cannot be bothered to do the analysis. ...
Posted by: whig at January 25, 2022 11:37 AM (Iq9dF)
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The Socratic Method is a good way to teach and to learn. I use it extensively.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 25, 2022 11:39 AM (DU+/6)

213 MSNBC
President Biden cursing at Peter Doocy shouldn't distract you from the fact that the president was right about inflation. ...
__________

... when Slow Joe said last year that inflation was "temporary" and would only last a few months and was nothing to worry about?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at January 25, 2022 11:39 AM (k4dH2)

214 > Sundowner called Doocy personally and apologized, said it wasn't personal I read this morning.

Another reason why the right fails. Doocy, the little suck up that he is, should have gone Acosta and pitched a fit in the press room, gone live after and pitched another fit, then gone on social media and pitched yet more fits.

And FOX should have demanded an apology right off the bat.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 25, 2022 11:40 AM (BFigT)

215 167 The senior Senator from NY, Chuck Schumer, was floating an idea to tax collectible car sales. Like any other car sale, between individuals, there is never any cheating when it comes to taxes. Bastard is trying to shut down an American tradition.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at January 25, 2022 11:40 AM (lz5hY)

216 213 MSNBC
President Biden cursing at Peter Doocy shouldn't distract you from the fact that the president was right about inflation. ...
__________

... when Slow Joe said last year that inflation was "temporary" and would only last a few months and was nothing to worry about?
Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at January 25, 2022 11:39 AM (k4dH2)

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"Yes...also it's the fault of Big Meat."
-Rachel Maddow, not a news source

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 25, 2022 11:40 AM (LvTSG)

217 So if I go to a shithole country, can I just call the Air Force for a ride home? Is there a direct 800 line?
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 25, 2022 11:33 AM


Air Force in-flight meals leave a lot to be desired, and the beverage cart is lacking.

Posted by: Gaius Kilroynius at January 25, 2022 11:40 AM (a3Q+t)

218 >>>We keep saying Biden apologized, but I read he told Doocy, 'it's nothing personal," which to me, is not equivalent to "I'm sorry."
Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at January 25, 2022 11:36 AM (PiwSw)

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"It's nothing personal, pal" is right up there with "Don't get your panties in a twist." as far as apologies go.

Posted by: Turn Two at January 25, 2022 11:40 AM (CoAjq)

219 Good afternoon all!
I am aching and chilling and feel hot. Unlike Gertrude, I am not protesting too much.

Posted by: Jmel at January 25, 2022 11:40 AM (RWHIh)

220 Vmom, just run a web search on terms:

monkey truck crash sickness Michele Fallon Danville

Short version: This woman tried to help after the crash, has an open cut on her hand, touched the cages, stepped in the monkey crap, got hissed at in the face by an agitated monkey, developed pink-eye symptoms, and then sought medical advice. They've put her on rabies shots and probably some other stuff too.

Posted by: Grumpy and Recalcitrant at January 25, 2022 11:40 AM (nRMeC)

221 >>207 Yeah I remember that campaign it was called The Truth or something like that. And I remember thinking that is a good idea.
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That campaign was so smug and annoying. I considered taking up smoking just to spite them.

Posted by: J. Frank Parnell at January 25, 2022 11:41 AM (O6DoG)

222 You know what really works? Price it out of people's reach. $126 a week is way too much.
(2 pack a day x 7 days at $9 a pack)
Posted by: rickb223 at January 25, 2022 11:35 AM (uXonU)

Unfortunately, I haven't met many people who've quit because of expense; it's a factor, but not the main reason why they quit. The addictive factor, not the financial signals, is a bigger influencer in that regard, I think.

This does bring up an interesting point, however. Governments bring in substantial revenue from 'sin' taxes. They also have an interest in reducing the secondary public health issues that arise from those such as tobacco. This puts gov't at cross-purposes with itself, and they are never put on the spot to resolve those contradictions.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 25, 2022 11:41 AM (hIom3)

223 A friend of my Dad's had an extremely rare vehicle. An original 1955 Chevy Apache 4 wheel drive pickup. It was pretty cherry, and the only one I've ever seen. No telling what it's worth now.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 25, 2022 11:41 AM (o2MD2)

224 Yes, agreed. The only alternatives were to either threaten Stalin with nukes or go Full Patton in a very war-weary world.

It was like a year later that Russia tried to invade Greece and we sent tanks and soldiers and planes to help defend Greece, which made the Soviets back off.

I agree that nobody wanted to go to war again, but Russia was basically broke, out of ammunition and arms, and most of its fighting men were dead. You think WE were war weary? They had nothing left. We could have pushed them back.

The problem is that we were allegedly allies with the USSR, and pointing guns at them immediately at the end of the war would have looked really awful. By that point the lefty idiots were in charge of France, England, etc. They would have seen the US as some kind of conquering invasion force for a new Empire and freaked out. The public in the USA would not have understood what was going on and hated Truman.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 25, 2022 11:41 AM (KZzsI)

225 221 >>207 Yeah I remember that campaign it was called The Truth or something like that. And I remember thinking that is a good idea.
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That campaign was so smug and annoying. I considered taking up smoking just to spite them.
Posted by: J. Frank Parnell at January 25, 2022 11:41 AM (O6DoG)

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Smoking's bad because it damages your lungs. Smoke pot instead. It's only good stuff in your lungs.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 25, 2022 11:41 AM (LvTSG)

226 Howdy Hordelings. Just stopping by to say hello and again say THANK YOU for all of the love and support from the Horde. My boys and I are still being well surrounded by loving family and friends. We have a lot to take care of this week, then I'll be on a short trip to Florida with my son this weekend.

Anyone in the Tampa - Orlando corridor who might be available for breakfast / coffee in Lakeland on Saturday morning, please drop me an email (link in my nic). I'll have a few hours to kill while my son is doing a grad school interview.

Anyone else who feels like shooting me an email, please feel free. It might take me a while to reply, but I'd love to hear from you.

Signing off for now. Much love to the Horde!

Posted by: Doof at January 25, 2022 11:41 AM (mZUr4)

227 I thought about calling in sick, but got up and took my horse paste instead.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 25, 2022
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I'm not actually sick. I just really hate my job.
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 25, 2022


***
I no longer care about my job. Oh, I'm doing what comes up, but I'm not really thinking ahead more than absolutely necessary. Once my Social security payments start, I'll begin the retirement process with my employer. Hoping to be out by July 1.

I've enjoyed working here for 18 out of 20 years. I guess that's a good deal -- and more than most people ever get. But the place has gone insane.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 25, 2022 11:42 AM (txdEq)

228 "Yes...also it's the fault of Big Meat."
-Rachel Maddow, not a news source
_________

Yes, and I believe that Indian Princess Warren informed us that Big Grocery is also to blame.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at January 25, 2022 11:42 AM (k4dH2)

229 Whoever had Plague Monkeys on their plandemic bingo card, YOU WIN!!

Posted by: Thomas Bender at January 25, 2022 11:42 AM (lTTSV)

230 Does anyone here believe that there are still honest-to-God, native-born non-muslim americans still trapped in Afghanistan?

Does anyone here believe that there is a large number of Americans in Ukraine, other than grifters of the Hunter Biden stripe?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 25, 2022 11:42 AM (P3gRi)

231 People will pay insane amounts for cars they want.
Posted by: Marcus T at January 25, 2022 11:37 AM


I need to hire a better marketing team.

Posted by: Trabant at January 25, 2022 11:42 AM (a3Q+t)

232 "I'm living in two locations right now. Both have female mayors. I keep wondering if the Covid response would have been different with male mayors. I would have liked to see these towns stand up and refuse to shut down businesses and enforce the face diapers. Also, somebody needs to tell our hospital, "No more killing your Covid patients. We'll find a way to accommodate the loss of Medicare and Medicaid funds."

Posted by: Emmie -- no mask, no passport, just classic rock at January 25, 2022 11:39 AM (6RgRK) "

Oh, there are a lot of effeminate men in government today. They are mostly platitude peddling cowards.But I have to say, the women making their way into government leadership positions are largely an embarrassment. They don't represent any women I know, who are much stronger, decisive and very strongly for personal liberty. I guess that's my point. They do the average American woman no justice at all. I really don't understand their urge to yield to nanny impulses.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 25, 2022 11:42 AM (VpIIl)

233 I would do Psaki. If i were 18. Glad i got my Cougar days well behind me.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid
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It would take such a great amount of alcohol that by the time I thought Psackashiti was good enough to bone, I couldn't get a bone... even at 18. She is unfuckable at any age.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at January 25, 2022 11:42 AM (iDcra)

234 This girl on a boat is heading out from areas the Russians are likely to invade:
https://is.gd/fX3fsb

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 25, 2022 11:42 AM (DU+/6)

235 That campaign was so smug and annoying. I considered taking up smoking just to spite them.
Posted by: J. Frank Parnell at January 25, 2022 11:41 AM (O6DoG)


Ha, that was my husband's reaction, too.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 25, 2022 11:42 AM (Ez6QX)

236 There are actually important pivot points or road-forkings in history - we just had one. "Fixing" it is largely not possible. Opportunity costs. As bizarrely improbable as it seems, Donald Trump as president was likely a key opportunity. That's squandered, and another such opportunity is more than uncertain, at least for an indefinite period of further degradation and damage.

Posted by: rhomboid

There are examples in history where rejuvenation is possible. For example, things got pretty bad in Merrie Old England under the last part of King John's reign. After his death, due to more or less being forced by circumstances, Henry III made peace with a fairly rapid recovery of the state. Same with several iterations of Byzantium, and so on. Both linearity and circularity are examples of regime change in history.

Posted by: whig at January 25, 2022 11:42 AM (Iq9dF)

237 This puts gov't at cross-purposes with itself, and they are never put on the spot to resolve those contradictions.

Its like the gas tax. State governments basically run on gas taxes, but are going out of their way to get people to stop driving gasoline powered cars.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 25, 2022 11:43 AM (KZzsI)

238 thx for the update, Doof !

you & yours are still in our prayers !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (9CuDT) at January 25, 2022 11:43 AM (9CuDT)

239 >>162 Gunmen open fire outside security services building in Ukraine.

Totes staged by Clowns In Action. So fake.

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 25, 2022 11:43 AM (GYllL)

240 What's going on with Doof? I missed it.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 25, 2022 11:43 AM (Ez6QX)

241 Concur, I was at Barrett Jackson this weekend and all bids are up on every vehicle. Even the 1985 Chrysler K Car that had 80,000 original miles on it.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at January 25, 2022 11:33 AM


Did they have any Renault Aliances? Car of the Year, Baby!

Posted by: Chuck C at January 25, 2022 11:44 AM (EughT)

242 Tax-supported Moslem group, attacks truckers as racists to defend Justin...
Quote Tweet NCCM @nccm; 17h
1/ What many have not reported is that among the participants of this anti-mandate convoy are the far-right and various other xenophobic groups and elements that have been using this opportunity to blast their message.

Ezra Levant @ezralevant; 1h
Trudeau's smear machine is up and running. This Islamist group, which takes funding from Trudeau, is smearing the trucker convoy as Islamophobic. It shows they're inherently unserious about calling people racist -- they'll do it on command for their paymaster. Don't trust them.

@ezralevant; 1h
Our lead reporter on the trucker protest, who is actually travelling with the convoy, is our chief videographer Mocha Bezirgan. He is Muslim himself. Is he Islamophobic, too? The NCCM is a Liberal smear machine, attacking Trudeau's enemies in return for cash. So gross.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 25, 2022 11:44 AM (UHVv4)

243 thx for the update, Doof !

you & yours are still in our prayers !
Posted by: sock_rat_eez


Amen!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 25, 2022 11:44 AM (uXonU)

244 Smoking's bad because it damages your lungs. Smoke pot instead. It's only good stuff in your lungs.

I have had pot smoking douchebags argue to my face that cigarette smoking is bad for you and should be stopped by the government.

I guess if you toke enough weed, that makes sense.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 25, 2022 11:44 AM (KZzsI)

245 I'm trying to think of a bigger failure and coming up short. Bay of Pigs made us look stupid, but pales in comparison. I don't count Pearl Harbor or 9/11... those were attacks on us. Anything I'm missing?
Posted by: 496 at January 25, 2022 11:05 AM (VJsqe)

Saigon, April 1975.

Posted by: Fox2! at January 25, 2022 11:45 AM (qyH+l)

246 Srsly. Is not.Russia big enough already? Why does Putin want Ukraine?

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at January 25, 2022 11:45 AM (n/szn)

247 Yeah I remember that campaign it was called The Truth or something like that. And I remember thinking that is a good idea.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 25, 2022


***
I saw issues of a magazine back in the '90s with that title, focusing on the dangers of smoking. Somebody told me the magazine was sponsored by the tobacco companies themselves. Dunno.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 25, 2022 11:45 AM (txdEq)

248 Doocy, the little suck up that he is, should have gone Acosta and pitched a fit in the press room, gone live after and pitched another fit, then gone on social media and pitched yet more fits.

Doocy said he didn't hear Biden say it because he was on his way out the door when it happened. He saw it later on video on his phone.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 25, 2022 11:45 AM (ZGrMX)

249 246 Srsly. Is not.Russia big enough already? Why does Putin want Ukraine?
Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at January 25, 2022 11:45 AM (n/szn)

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Because empire building will always be a thing.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 25, 2022 11:45 AM (LvTSG)

250 The federal government hasn't raised gas taxes in the past 1,583 years!!!

Posted by: Kunt at January 25, 2022 11:45 AM (UHVv4)

251 Psaki is a fraud, fabulist and a cult con artist. There is nothing attractive about that, and those phony eyelashes she wears look like a caterpillar crawled on her eyelid and died.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 25, 2022 11:46 AM (VpIIl)

252 247 I saw issues of a magazine back in the '90s with that title, focusing on the dangers of smoking. Somebody told me the magazine was sponsored by the tobacco companies themselves. Dunno.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 25, 2022 11:45 AM (txdEq)

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I think it was part of the agreement with the Federal government that they had to fund the stuff.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 25, 2022 11:46 AM (LvTSG)

253 Psaki is so awful.

Posted by: m at January 25, 2022 11:46 AM (SSiCQ)

254 253. deliberately

Posted by: CN at January 25, 2022 11:46 AM (ONvIw)

255 This girl on a boat is heading out from areas the Russians are likely to invade:
https://is.gd/fX3fsb
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 25, 2022 11:42 AM (DU+/6)


Thats not the Black Sea in January that I remember...but that's OK...I'll shelter her.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 25, 2022 11:47 AM (axyOa)

256 Why does Putin want Ukraine?

He wants to reconstitute the USSR and prove that Communism will work if he runs it.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 25, 2022 11:47 AM (ZGrMX)

257 It would take such a great amount of alcohol that by the time I thought Psackashiti was good enough to bone, I couldn't get a bone... even at 18. She is unfuckable at any age.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious


Psaki...no, not ever. Not my type, never been my type.

And at times in my life the definition of 'my type' has been highly circumstantial.

Posted by: JEM at January 25, 2022 11:47 AM (Qh7KG)

258 I guess "Don't shoot the messenger," but she's really awful.

Posted by: m at January 25, 2022 11:47 AM (SSiCQ)

259 243 thx for the update, Doof !

you & yours are still in our prayers !
Posted by: sock_rat_eez


Amen!
Posted by: rickb223 at January 25, 2022 11:44 AM (uXonU)

Same here.

To JROD, I just read about your recent C-19 losses. Saying a prayer right now for comfort to you and your family.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 25, 2022 11:47 AM (hIom3)

260 Saying "you're fake news" is impersonal. The remark is directed at the organization to which you belong. Trump said that repeatedly.

Calling someone a "dumb sonofabitch" is a more serious remark, directed personally.

Doocy should play this against FJB, and say, "It appears Mr Biden is confused about the meaning of the word 'personal.' If I were to call him out as a 'demented spiteful asshole' and then say it's not "personal," is that acceptable?

Posted by: Mr Gaga at January 25, 2022 11:47 AM (KiBMU)

261 What's going on with Doof? I missed it.
Posted by: Jordan61


His wife suddenly passed away.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 25, 2022 11:47 AM (uXonU)

262 let's be honest you as an American would be better off in Russian hands that the Taliban.
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 25, 2022 11:06 AM (dKiJG)

I expect that right now, if an american walked up to the Russian border with Ukraine, and said, "please help me get back home" they would do it. Be a Hell of a propaganda coup for Putin.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 25, 2022 11:48 AM (P3gRi)

263 You're the biggest I've ever had. Honest.

Posted by: Psaki at January 25, 2022 11:48 AM (4I/2K)

264 Warm water ports and good farmland. Plus there are Russian nationals living in Ukraine.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 25, 2022 11:48 AM (5HBd1)

265 261 What's going on with Doof? I missed it.
Posted by: Jordan61

His wife suddenly passed away.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 25, 2022 11:47 AM (uXonU)

At age 50.

Posted by: m at January 25, 2022 11:48 AM (SSiCQ)

266 You know what really works? Price it out of people's reach. $126 a week is way too much.
(2 pack a day x 7 days at $9 a pack)

Posted by: rickb223 at January 25, 2022 11:35 AM


I was paying $10 a pack 15 years ago in Connecticut. We used to make runs to New Hampshire to buy their tax free cigarettes.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at January 25, 2022 11:49 AM (bVYXr)

267 I dunno if I am a minority in my viewpoint here or not, but I really don't care about the Ukraine and what Putin is doing over there. Certainly not worth fighting over, as far as I am concerned.

Posted by: kraken at January 25, 2022 11:49 AM (6Je/Q)

268 262. Who are the Americans in Ukraine?

Posted by: CN at January 25, 2022 11:49 AM (ONvIw)

269 Psaki...no, not ever. Not my type, never been my type.

That and you'd go to stick it in and she'd say "Let's circle back to kissing".

Posted by: Ian S. at January 25, 2022 11:49 AM (ZGrMX)

270 167 Collector cars and even semi collector, ie 20-30 year old unique cars have gone absolutely nuts. I bought one such car, last year. I can sell it for $15-20k more now without any effort. On BAT they are going for $30k more. It was a better investment than real estate on a percentage basis. The world has gone truly mad.

Posted by: Joe XiDen

Inflation hedge by buying scarce items. Cars, art, stamps, coins, etc. are typically where people park money as a store of value (or launder it). Times of inflation and market insecurity leads to hedging activity by people that have lower risk tolerance for more abstract times. Ironically, the covid eviction moratorium probably chilled some people that might have invested in rental property instead by signalling higher risk for those assets. Memories of 2008 meltdown in real estate prices probably did the same.

Posted by: whig at January 25, 2022 11:49 AM (Iq9dF)

271 147 Stupid moments in Presidential history? Carter and the Iranian hostage rescue.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 25, 2022 11:26 AM (5HBd1

Stupid moments in presidential history: Trump signing the National Emergency Order in 2020.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at January 25, 2022 11:49 AM (Fs5vw)

272 I'd rather end up in some Russian Gulag, on a chain gang mining coal, than have to deal with mean tweets.

Its not even close.

Posted by: Let me tell you something Mr. at January 25, 2022 11:50 AM (U32OM)

273 267 I dunno if I am a minority in my viewpoint here or not, but I really don't care about the Ukraine and what Putin is doing over there. Certainly not worth fighting over, as far as I am concerned.
Posted by: kraken at January 25, 2022 11:49 AM (6Je/Q)

What about the domino effect?

Posted by: m at January 25, 2022 11:50 AM (SSiCQ)

274 I was paying $10 a pack 15 years ago in Connecticut. We used to make runs to New Hampshire to buy their tax free cigarettes.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at January 25, 2022 11:49 AM (bVYXr)
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This always puzzled me about NY. NY had ludicrous cigarette taxes and subsequent very high prices. But most of the state is close to another state or an Indian reservation. When I was in college, enterprising bootleggers would make Reservation Runs to get cigarettes. They'd take orders from the whole dorm, mark 'em up a bit, and pocket the difference. And it came out cheaper by a decent margin.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 25, 2022 11:51 AM (DU+/6)

275 His wife suddenly passed away.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 25, 2022 11:47 AM (uXonU)

At age 50.
Posted by: m at January 25, 2022 11:48 AM (SSiCQ)


What?! How awful!

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 25, 2022 11:51 AM (Ez6QX)

276 Psaki is a fraud, fabulist and a cult con artist. There is nothing attractive about that, and those phony eyelashes she wears look like a caterpillar crawled on her eyelid and died.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 25, 2022 11:46 AM (VpIIl)

Lying...communist...whore.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 25, 2022 11:51 AM (VwHCD)

277 What about the domino effect?

I would laugh a great deal if Putin started taking over Europe. They all cheered for Biden, they can now take it good and hard.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 25, 2022 11:51 AM (ZGrMX)

278 I'd support invading Cuba. Hot chicks and nice beaches. Somewhat confident that we would win that one.
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 25, 2022 11:12 AM (bA3Ln)

don't forget all the classic cars.

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 25, 2022 11:51 AM (8D42x)

279 Doocy should play this against FJB, and say, "It appears Mr Biden is confused about the meaning of the word 'personal.' If I were to call him out as a 'demented spiteful asshole' and then say it's not "personal," is that acceptable?

Posted by: Mr Gaga

Doocy is not on 'our' side. People confuse the commentators on in the evening with the run of the mill news operation that Fox operates. Those reporters and producers on the news side are more concerned with their peers at other networks than the peasants watching them.

Posted by: whig at January 25, 2022 11:52 AM (Iq9dF)

280 Of course it was personal, it was in response to a question asked by a specific reporter, a question that was not answered btw, because the personal insult made the news making the question irrelevant.

As are the war on terrorism, war on drugs, war on poverty, etc., the war on words is never won, it's just another successful distraction from failure.

Posted by: old chick at January 25, 2022 11:52 AM (sOete)

281 The National Pulse editor is right...

Raheem J. Kassam @RaheemKassam; 1h
What happened to the left? Where are all the anti-war marches?
[GIF of tumbleweeds]

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 25, 2022 11:52 AM (UHVv4)

282 Yes, agreed. The only alternatives were to either threaten Stalin with nukes or go Full Patton in a very war-weary world.
Posted by: ShainS -- A faculty lounge, if you can keep it. at January 25, 2022 11:38 AM


Also, we didn't have nukes until around three months after VE day, and we didn't have more than three nukes until early 1946. We weren't sure the plutonium bomb would work until after the Trinity test in mid-July. Is Truman supposed to announce continued war before we defeat Japan, or does he wait until after the VJ victory parades?

Posted by: Chuck C at January 25, 2022 11:52 AM (EughT)

283 277 What about the domino effect?

I would laugh a great deal if Putin started taking over Europe. They all cheered for Biden, they can now take it good and hard.
Posted by: Ian S. at January 25, 2022 11:51 AM (ZGrMX)

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They should have no trouble raising an army from their influx of young men dedicated to their new homes.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 25, 2022 11:53 AM (LvTSG)

284 Russia right now cannot sustain a prolonged military campaign against the US.

They're a local menace easily capable of causing major heartburn to neighboring countries (Ukraine).

Posted by: irongrampa at January 25, 2022 11:53 AM (KATBx)

285 I would laugh a great deal if Putin started taking over Europe. They all cheered for Biden, they can now take it good and hard.

Posted by: Ian S.
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I was in Munich in November 1989 when the wall came down. It would square the circle to see Russia take Germany over. I would enjoy it.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at January 25, 2022 11:53 AM (iDcra)

286 Maybe Putin doesn't want Ukraine in Chinese hands. Don't blame him.

Posted by: CN at January 25, 2022 11:53 AM (ONvIw)

287 I care about sovereign individual nations being simply attacked because a bigger country wants something they have or wants them to do things differently. We hashed this out long ago in the Treaty of Westphalia, and it was so ingrained into our consciences that even Hitler had to come up with plausible excuses for invading countries.

I don't think its worth our blood and treasury to fight Russia over there to stop them, but its worth our time and all the pressure we can bring to punish or dissuade Russia from being evil.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 25, 2022 11:53 AM (KZzsI)

288 281 The National Pulse editor is right...

Raheem J. Kassam @RaheemKassam; 1h
What happened to the left? Where are all the anti-war marches?
[GIF of tumbleweeds]
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 25, 2022 11:52 AM (UHVv4)

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The left will become antiwar again the second the establishment determines it to be of use. Those questioning the lack of antiwar sentiment on the left today will simply enjoy the increased support at the time, never questioning whether they are being used.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 25, 2022 11:54 AM (LvTSG)

289 Russia already took the warm water port (and actually other things) it wanted from Ukraine. Years ago. It was in all the papers.

As for ports, Sevastopol supplements Novorossiysk, which has decent capacity (had to check it out for possible use once).

There are some limited areas in the east with ethnic Russians where there's a real/stoopid issue with this world's finest "ethnic" distinction, which predates Putin and is incredibly dumb, but real. Russia has not the slightest interest or intention, or probably even capacity, to "take" all of Ukraine.

Carry on.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 25, 2022 11:54 AM (OTzUX)

290 "Russia right now cannot sustain a prolonged military campaign against the US. "

What you say?

Posted by: The Ghosts of Napoleon and Hitler at January 25, 2022 11:54 AM (VpIIl)

291 A bit OT
So I just finished walking the dog. It took 10 minutes, and we cover about a quarter of a mile...lets call it 450 meters. For me that is 515 steps. For Joey, its about 4,112 steps. On four legs. It takes us about 12 minutes, included pee times, and making the dookie, so for him, its 84 dog minutes. A few minutes longer if he sees a squirrel.
He's happy. I'm cold.
Sheesh...I need a hobby.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 25, 2022 11:54 AM (axyOa)

292 289 As for ports, Sevastopol supplements Novorossiysk, which has decent capacity (had to check it out for possible use once).

Posted by: rhomboid at January 25, 2022 11:54 AM (OTzUX)

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I hear there's a xenomorph running around Sevastopol these days.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 25, 2022 11:54 AM (LvTSG)

293 I was paying $10 a pack 15 years ago in Connecticut. We used to make runs to New Hampshire to buy their tax free cigarettes.
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This always puzzled me about NY. NY had ludicrous cigarette taxes and subsequent very high prices.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 25, 2022 11:51 AM


Worked out ok for me.

Posted by: Young Henry Hill at January 25, 2022 11:55 AM (EughT)

294 Geopolitics is always a nice distraction when the country is going to hell.

Posted by: kraken at January 25, 2022 11:55 AM (6Je/Q)

295 The powers that be want to curtail online tobacco sales. They've made it a requirement that the tobacco retailer has to collect the tobacco tax in the state the product is shipped to, if the state has such a tax. That's in addition to the sales tax. I think only a handful of states do this, and Utah IIRC prohibits tobacco sales online anyway.

Guess what new tax several states are now considering?

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 25, 2022 11:55 AM (BFigT)

296 194...But the pickup thing, I do not grok. They've gone berserk, old pickup sales are like five times or more what they used to be worth.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 25, 2022 11:35 AM (KZzsI)

I think some people want older trucks and cars so they can work on them themselves, and the vehicles don't have all the tracking capabilities built in.

Posted by: Flyover, #hashtag at January 25, 2022 11:55 AM (Rbu5d)

297 Also, we didn't have nukes until around three months after VE day, and we didn't have more than three nukes until early 1946. We weren't sure the plutonium bomb would work until after the Trinity test in mid-July. Is Truman supposed to announce continued war before we defeat Japan, or does he wait until after the VJ victory parades?
Posted by: Chuck C at January 25, 2022 11:52 AM (EughT)

The Soviets also spent a lot of time trying to convince us that their military forces were larger than they actually were. I believe they succeeded in this regard. One anecdote I remember is a march with Soviet solders and air support that Stalin oversaw. They had everyone march and fly in one big circle over and over again to show the world that they had huge resources.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 25, 2022 11:55 AM (hIom3)

298 Sundowner called Doocy personally and apologized, said it wasn't personal I read this morning.

Another reason why the right fails. Doocy, the little suck up that he is, should have gone Acosta and pitched a fit in the press room, gone live after and pitched another fit, then gone on social media and pitched yet more fits.
==
Doocy: Well, being President is hard, its very stressful. So he's under a lot of stress and some Presidents handle that stress better than others. Its a hard job and at least he's not being impeached or anything. Not yet anyway.


Posted by: Some Presidents do better than others handling it. at January 25, 2022 11:55 AM (bJHwh)

299 I thought the absurdly ahistorical musings about just pushing the Soviets around post-VE Day in Europe were limited to the ONT? Oh well.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 25, 2022 11:56 AM (OTzUX)

300 We left NY in 2013 and my brand, unfiltered old-school Camels, was twelve and change a pack. I had quit a half-dozen years before that, but bought a pack once a year when my bro and his buds came up to ski.

A friend of mine there, also a fan of the no-filter fag experience (o what a joy) got his from the res up above Malone, and broke them all in half, enjoying short smokes.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at January 25, 2022 11:56 AM (KiBMU)

301

33,989.24 -375.26 (-1.09%)
As of 11:56AM EST. Market open.

Posted by: DJIA Deathwatch at January 25, 2022 11:57 AM (3aLWR)

302 A friend of mine there, also a fan of the no-filter fag experience (o what a joy) got his from the res up above Malone, and broke them all in half, enjoying short smokes.
Posted by: Mr Gaga at January 25, 2022 11:56 AM (KiBMU)


My dad smoked unfiltered Pall Malls. If he ran out he would take smokes from me or my sister and rip the filters off.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 25, 2022 11:57 AM (Ez6QX)

303 He's happy. I'm cold.
Sheesh...I need a hobby.
Posted by: Diogenes


Sounds like walking the dog is one.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 25, 2022 11:58 AM (uXonU)

304 a fan of the no-filter fag experience

I am interested in your newsletter. Uhh uhh.

Posted by: Barry in Kalorama at January 25, 2022 11:58 AM (ZGrMX)

305 The antiwar crowd doesn't want war unless someone invades Manhattan. That's a foolish perspective.

I think we could probably go back and look at some of the wars we've fought in the last 25 years and believe they were largely foolish endeavors. Don't forget we essentially "won" in Afghanistan after ~ two years. But that's a little different then- hey, let Russia just keep picking off countries in Eastern Europe, because- "what's our interest?". There is a point at which that type of aggression does pull you in, and you'd rather stop it now then later.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 25, 2022 11:58 AM (VpIIl)

306 I think some people want older trucks and cars so they can work on them themselves, and the vehicles don't have all the tracking capabilities built in.

I think that is true, but I do not believe the people paying 1.2 million for a 60s muscle car are in there getting their hands oily changing out the oil filter.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 25, 2022 11:58 AM (KZzsI)

307 This girl on a boat is heading out from areas the Russians are likely to invade:
https://is.gd/fX3fsb
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 25, 2022 11:42 AM (DU+/6)


The Black Sea in January has changed since last there.

Posted by: Archer at January 25, 2022 11:59 AM (gmo/4)

308 Trump called a reporter a son of a bitch and the media had a cow. Unpresidential. OMG he has his finger on the nuclear button!

Biden is defended with "he doesn't like questions that are not on topic."

It's a real apples to apples.

But, okay, NEW RULES! I am expecting the new Republican controlled Congress to start impeachment proceedings next January!

Posted by: blaster at January 25, 2022 11:59 AM (9otr5)

309 'Doocy is not on 'our' side. People confuse the commentators on in the evening with the run of the mill news operation that Fox operates. Those reporters and producers on the news side are more concerned with their peers at other networks than the peasants watching them."

I agree. Thus my contempt for Bret Baier.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at January 25, 2022 11:59 AM (KiBMU)

310 251 Psaki is a fraud, fabulist and a cult con artist. There is nothing attractive about that, and those phony eyelashes she wears look like a caterpillar crawled on her eyelid and died.

Posted by: Marcus T

The influence peddling industry made of public relations/marketing types in government and industry and their shadowy puppet masters are simply to persuade the persuadeable by offering explanations of plausible narratives and maintaining plausible deniability.

Posted by: whig at January 25, 2022 11:59 AM (Iq9dF)

311 I'm not actually sick. I just really hate my job.
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 25, 2022 11:32 AM (Ez6QX)

I called off today. I like my job, I'm just sick of working. Decades and decades of working. Lots of work to do here, but then I would still have to go to work. I'm getting older and alone. Only so much energy. That probably doesn't make sense.

Posted by: Infidel at January 25, 2022 11:59 AM (qpolg)

312 Sounds like walking the dog is one.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 25, 2022 11:58 AM (uXonU)

Its ok...but in this weather, I haven't seen my golf clubs in months, or blue sky in weeks. Ugh.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 25, 2022 12:00 PM (axyOa)

313 I think that is true, but I do not believe the people paying 1.2 million for a 60s muscle car are in there getting their hands oily changing out the oil filter.

There's definitely plenty of "I bought and fixed the cheapest running X" on YouTube but that's not driving prices.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 25, 2022 12:00 PM (ZGrMX)

314 NY mask mandate = struck down

https://tinyurl.com/4hkmz35s

Posted by: Elric Blade at January 25, 2022 12:00 PM (iFTx/)

315 264 Warm water ports and good farmland. Plus there are Russian nationals living in Ukraine.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward


Plus there's that whole 'nibbling off bits to get back to 1973 USSR' thing...

Posted by: JEM at January 25, 2022 12:00 PM (Qh7KG)

316 314 NY mask mandate = struck down

https://tinyurl.com/4hkmz35s
Posted by: Elric Blade at January 25, 2022 12:00 PM (iFTx/)


Also: ruling appealed and stayed

Posted by: blaster at January 25, 2022 12:01 PM (9otr5)

317 Trump called a reporter a son of a bitch and the media had a cow. Unpresidential. OMG he has his finger on the nuclear button!

Official ChiCom media put out a statement questioning if Joe should have the nuclear button for calling Doocy an SOB. That's some quality trolling.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 25, 2022 12:01 PM (ZGrMX)

318 I thought the absurdly ahistorical musings about just pushing the Soviets around post-VE Day in Europe were limited to the ONT? Oh well.
Posted by: rhomboid at January 25, 2022 11:56 AM (OTzUX)
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I think Stalin played a bad hand extremely well. He guilted Roosevelt, Churchill, and Truman into giving him eastern Europe. He bitched for 3 years about fighting the Nazis alone in the West but didn't lift a finger against the Japanese in the East.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 25, 2022 12:02 PM (EZebt)

319 Okay, Horde, take a deep breath and relax. Kamala! is on it:

"If Russia and Vladimir Putin violate the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine there's going to be serious consequences, and we're very clear about that."

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 25, 2022 12:02 PM (a3Q+t)

320 I think that is true, but I do not believe the people paying 1.2 million for a 60s muscle car are in there getting their hands oily changing out the oil filter.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 25, 2022 11:58 AM (KZzsI)

Look for some of the original muscle cars (numbers matching) at BJ to go in the 3-4 million this year. Off years and off models are now the trend, ie 1984 F body Camaro and the 1986 fox body Mustang GT. These are the new collectibles.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at January 25, 2022 12:02 PM (CjHGv)

321 You thought the Ex-Prez'Nit Cock-Curious Administration was the ultimate in incompetent Commie professors running the show in the background.

This bunch isn't even as competent as an illiterate goat-fucker from Azerbaijan.

Stolen elections have consequences.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 25, 2022 12:02 PM (hluqU)

322 Huh. I got an offer from Amex: refinance with their partnered mortgage company and get big (thousands of dollars) of bill credits with Amex.

My immediate knee-jerk reaction is that there is no way that I would come out on top of such a scheme.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 25, 2022 12:03 PM (DU+/6)

323 I agree. Thus my contempt for Bret Baier.

Posted by: Mr Gaga

I find wrestling and its commentary more honorable and truthful than the news media. Essentially, we are in the same situation as those in the USSR regarding broadcast and print media. The only advantage is Samizdat informal media technology has improved to the extent that official narratives can be trashed in hours and facts that contradict official explanations can be obtained by those that look. Much easier than having to rely on illegal broad band receivers or smuggled information for news.

Posted by: whig at January 25, 2022 12:03 PM (Iq9dF)

324 For Americans stuck in Ukraine if the Russians invade, especilly after all the warnings...they can Crimea a river.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 25, 2022 12:03 PM (axyOa)

325 I thought the absurdly ahistorical musings about just pushing the Soviets around post-VE Day in Europe were limited to the ONT? Oh well.
Posted by: rhomboid at January 25, 2022 11:56 AM (OTzUX)

Sorry rhomboid I usually respect your posting but your condescension with people who have a different opinion than you on this subject is off putting to put it politely.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 25, 2022 12:03 PM (sUMfc)

326 Maybe Putin doesn't want Ukraine in Chinese hands. Don't blame him.
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If the Ukraine is for sale. China's a buyer.

If the Ukraine is disappointed in Biden as a sugar daddy, then Ukraine could cozy up to China.

Having China to your eastern border and with a chinese vassal state hosting bases and armies to their west, it probably on the list of things that Russia can't tolerate.

Posted by: Some Presidents do better than others handling it. at January 25, 2022 12:03 PM (L03xz)

327 I saw a snippet of a female reporter pressing Kirby on how we were going to defend Ukraine from posts in Germany and Poland. He kept saying it's important to have a show of force in the region for defense. She repeated: But how is having troops in Germany helping defend Ukraine? And he just kept coming back to the optics of force.

He basically said, "We're not going to fight. Ukraine is on their own." Which, to me, is the lesser of two evils. There's no winning a conflagration with Russia under this president with these generals with this administration showing they have no will to fight "but you better not, Putin."

I do feel sorry for the Ukrainian reformers, who were finally getting a foothold after years of oligarchic rule by thugs. But we have zero leverage now with Biden's energy policy. You can't give a competitor everything they want and then say, "You better not do X." The biggest tool we had against Putin was oil and natural gas, and we cut off our dick to spite our face on that count.

Posted by: red speck at January 25, 2022 12:03 PM (gS3OW)

328 324 For Americans stuck in Ukraine if the Russians invade, especilly after all the warnings...they can Crimea a river.
Posted by: Diogenes at January 25, 2022 12:03 PM (axyOa)

Me, too.

Posted by: CN at January 25, 2022 12:04 PM (ONvIw)

329 232...Oh, there are a lot of effeminate men in government today. They are mostly platitude peddling cowards...
Posted by: Marcus T at January 25, 2022 11:42 AM (VpIIl)

Indiana's governor.

Posted by: Flyover, #hashtag at January 25, 2022 12:04 PM (Rbu5d)

330 319 Okay, Horde, take a deep breath and relax. Kamala! is on it:

"If Russia and Vladimir Putin violate the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine there's going to be serious consequences, and we're very clear about that."
Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 25, 2022 12:02 PM (a3Q+t)

"OK, Madame Vice President. What exactly are those 'serious consequences'?"

*silence*
*blink, blink*
*silence*
*loudly cackles*

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 25, 2022 12:04 PM (hIom3)

331 It's not just Biden and his administration that's the problem it's the entire Democrat party. They have also become the party of freaks, crime, anti-parent, pick your gender party.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 25, 2022 12:04 PM (NpAcC)

332 Plus there's that whole 'nibbling off bits to get back to 1973 USSR' thing

That's the main reason, after "warm water ports" and "oil". Putin thinks the USSR is the proper size and scope of Russian power, for starters. And he's willing to kill whoever he has to in order to get there.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 25, 2022 12:05 PM (KZzsI)

333 Off years and off models are now the trend, ie 1984 F body Camaro and the 1986 fox body Mustang GT. These are the new collectibles.

FFS, why? Those were terrible cars. Might as well collect Pintos. Which I'm sure someone, somewhere, does.

Posted by: Oddbob at January 25, 2022 12:05 PM (nfrXX)

334 Never underestimate Joe Biden s ability to fuck things up!

Posted by: USNtakim deplorable still. at January 25, 2022 12:05 PM (0OmEj)

335 I have been critical of Doocy. He asks loaded questions that are easy to deflect because Dems know better than to accept the premises of questions at face value.

Instead of using value laden descriptors just ask the questions.

Don't ask do you think inflation is a negative to re-election or however Doocy put it. Well, duh. Just Joe actually got that right. Dumb son of a bitch.

Ask what is the plan to deal with inflation. And then let the target answer that. But asking in the most negative way possible makes it easy to wave off.

Posted by: blaster at January 25, 2022 12:05 PM (9otr5)

336 "Also: ruling appealed and stayed

Posted by: blaster at January 25, 2022 12:01 PM (9otr5) "

Also, the stay is being ignored by a lot of districts across the state who have now made masks optional.

The legal case made against mask mandates without the legislature is solid and I don't see this being overturned. NYS has in the past admitted that authority was granted under the emergency powers the legislature revoked.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 25, 2022 12:05 PM (VpIIl)

337 Having China to your eastern border and with a chinese vassal state hosting bases and armies to their west, it probably on the list of things that Russia can't tolerate.
Posted by: Some Presidents do better than others handling it. at January 25, 2022 12:03 PM (L03xz)

Yes, I don't blame him. In fact I support that idea.

Posted by: CN at January 25, 2022 12:06 PM (ONvIw)

338 I think Stalin played a bad hand extremely well. He guilted Roosevelt, Churchill, and Truman into giving him eastern Europe. He bitched for 3 years about fighting the Nazis alone in the West but didn't lift a finger against the Japanese in the East.
Posted by: San Franpsycho


By 1943 we didn't WANT him in the Pacific.

Once we fixed our damn torpedoes we were going to starve the Japanese to death and establish carpool parking for Essex-class carriers in every Japanese port.

It was only a question of how much it was going to do all that, and in the end Our Friend The Atom solved that problem.

Which, courtesy of a spy ring we could never quite match, Stalin knew about.

Posted by: JEM at January 25, 2022 12:06 PM (Qh7KG)

339 319 Okay, Horde, take a deep breath and relax. Kamala! is on it:

"If Russia and Vladimir Putin violate the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine there's going to be serious consequences, and we're very clear about that."


Not to mention, it's time for us to do what we have been doing and that time is every day.

Posted by: red speck at January 25, 2022 12:06 PM (gS3OW)

340 Okay, Horde, take a deep breath and relax. Kamala! is on it:

"If Russia and Vladimir Putin violate the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine there's going to be serious consequences, and we're very clear about that."
Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 25, 2022 12:02 PM (a3Q+t)

Putin's in for it now!

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 25, 2022 12:07 PM (4I/2K)

341 Sorry rhomboid I usually respect your posting but your condescension with people who have a different opinion than you on this subject is off putting to put it politely.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 25, 2022 12:03 PM (sUMfc)
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You hear condescension, I hear an invitation to throw down.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 25, 2022 12:07 PM (EZebt)

342 FFS, why? Those were terrible cars. Might as well collect Pintos. Which I'm sure someone, somewhere, does.

80s cars are doing well as collectables now that Gen X are driving a lot of the transactions. E.g. Buick GNXes are solid gold, along with Fox-body Mustangs and squarebody GM pickups.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 25, 2022 12:07 PM (ZGrMX)

343 I do feel sorry for the Ukrainian reformers, who were finally getting a foothold after years of oligarchic rule by thugs. But we have zero leverage now with Biden's energy policy. You can't give a competitor everything they want and then say, "You better not do X." The biggest tool we had against Putin was oil and natural gas, and we cut off our dick to spite our face on that count.
Posted by: red speck at January 25, 2022 12:03 PM (gS3OW)

We are also under the thumb of oligarchic thugs.

Posted by: CN at January 25, 2022 12:07 PM (ONvIw)

344 FFS, why? Those were terrible cars. Might as well collect Pintos. Which I'm sure someone, somewhere, does.

Posted by: Oddbob at January 25, 2022 12:05 PM (nfrXX)

Actually there were a lot of Pintos, Bobcats, Pacers and Corvairs there. People are looking for anything that could be considered collectible.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at January 25, 2022 12:07 PM (CjHGv)

345 Not to mention, it's time for us to do what we have been doing and that time is every day.
Posted by: red speck at January 25, 2022 12:06 PM (gS3OW)
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I've decided to tattoo this on my face.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 25, 2022 12:08 PM (EZebt)

346 When global warming really hits, everybody is gonna live in Canada and Russia.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 25, 2022 12:08 PM (HaPdD)

347 So on Pa ate we looking out for Planet of the Apes or Night of the Living Dead?

Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 25, 2022 12:08 PM (vWk2R)

348 I know one thing. I wouldn't want to be flying on any airline in or out of Ukraine these days.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at January 25, 2022 12:08 PM (Fs5vw)

349 333 Off years and off models are now the trend, ie 1984 F body Camaro and the 1986 fox body Mustang GT. These are the new collectibles.

FFS, why? Those were terrible cars. Might as well collect Pintos. Which I'm sure someone, somewhere, does.
Posted by: Oddbob


I'm no fan of that era Camaro, but an '86 Fox is no worse than an '87-93 structurally, and the aftermarket for them is still immense. Just down to the carb engine.

Posted by: JEM at January 25, 2022 12:09 PM (Qh7KG)

350 341 You hear condescension, I hear an invitation to throw down.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 25, 2022 12:07 PM (EZebt)

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*considers mentioning Prometheus*

*thinks better of mentioning Prometheus and does not mention Prometheus*

*does own part to keep thread Prometheus free*

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 25, 2022 12:09 PM (LvTSG)

351 347 So on Pa ape we looking out for Planet of the Apes or Night of the Living Dead?
Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 25, 2022 12:08 PM (vWk2R)

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28 Days Later...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 25, 2022 12:09 PM (LvTSG)

352 I know one thing. I wouldn't want to be flying on any airline in or out of Ukraine these days.
Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at January 25, 2022 12:08 PM (Fs5vw)

Maybe the administration wants a plane load of American citizens shot down. Who knows with these psychopaths.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 25, 2022 12:10 PM (sUMfc)

353 > 1986 fox body Mustang GT

LOL!

When I was growing up, that's what juicehead poor guys were driving around.

Posted by: bonhomme at January 25, 2022 12:10 PM (RaNzC)

354 Leave me out of this. You've already destroyed my reputation.

Posted by: Prometheus at January 25, 2022 12:10 PM (VpIIl)

355 Just read a detailed report about the woman who is ill from the loose monkeys. She was driving behind the truck and when it crashed the monkeys crates fell out on the highway. She got out to help and bent down to look closely at a monkey in a crate . It hissed at her. She developed pink eye, and some viral symptoms. She ended up at Geisinger medical center where she was placed on antivirals and given a rabies vaccine as monkeys carry a host of viruses along with rabies. Its why they are required to spend time in a quarantine facility before being sent to a lab. They came from Mauritius and typically cost $10,000 each.

Posted by: Jen the original at January 25, 2022 12:10 PM (5w6lS)

356 Actually there were a lot of Pintos, Bobcats, Pacers and Corvairs there. People are looking for anything that could be considered collectible.

I actually have a fondness for Corvairs because my first car was a '66 Monza but I acknowledge that that's a niche interest.

Posted by: Oddbob at January 25, 2022 12:10 PM (nfrXX)

357 80s cars are doing well as collectables now that Gen X are driving a lot of the transactions. E.g. Buick GNXes are solid gold, along with Fox-body Mustangs and squarebody GM pickups.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 25, 2022 12:07 PM (ZGrMX)

The very last GNX produced is for sale at BJ. It's still in dealer inventory. Will bring a lot of money due to it's provenance and pedigree

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at January 25, 2022 12:10 PM (CjHGv)

358 >>>Off years and off models are now the trend, ie 1984 F body Camaro and the 1986 fox body Mustang GT. These are the new collectibles.

FFS, why? Those were terrible cars. Might as well collect Pintos. Which I'm sure someone, somewhere, does.
Posted by: Oddbob at January 25, 2022 12:05 PM (nfrXX)

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Exactly. If that's the case, I may come to regret junking my '83 Nissan Pulsar.

Posted by: Turn Two at January 25, 2022 12:10 PM (CoAjq)

359 Actually there were a lot of Pintos, Bobcats, Pacers and Corvairs there. People are looking for anything that could be considered collectible.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at January 25, 2022 12:07 PM (CjHGv)


Had a 65 Corvair Corsa. Damn what a fun car. Couldn't go over 55 mph lest the fan belt shred apart, but it was fun to drive. 4 speed floor shift, tach, leather interior and a great radio. Then I got rear-ended.
sigh...

Posted by: Diogenes at January 25, 2022 12:10 PM (axyOa)

360 352: Exactly who are these "Americans?"

Posted by: CN at January 25, 2022 12:11 PM (ONvIw)

361 'Indiana's governor.'

This one and the last one.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at January 25, 2022 12:11 PM (Hszs6)

362 Actually there were a lot of Pintos, Bobcats, Pacers and Corvairs there. People are looking for anything that could be considered collectible.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death


Corvairs are hugely collectible.

By my standards anything pre-bumper is at least worth consideration, there's that window from the mid '70s until the early '80s when the bumpers ruined the cars, from the mid '80s onward there's some attractive vehicles whose mechanicals are poor, in the late '80s some started to improve on that front.

Posted by: JEM at January 25, 2022 12:11 PM (Qh7KG)

363 We really do need an AoSHQ Car Thread.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 25, 2022 12:12 PM (hIom3)

364 333 FFS, why? Those were terrible cars. Might as well collect Pintos. Which I'm sure someone, somewhere, does.


I had a 1985 Mustang GT. Most fun I've ever had in a car. Carving through the backroads in the hills. I can still feel the click of the T5 as you go through the gears, and there's a 180, uphill bend on Skyline Boulevard that may still bear the tracks of my rear tires as I drifted a perfect arc through it.

So fun.

Posted by: red speck at January 25, 2022 12:12 PM (gS3OW)

365 They came from Mauritius and typically cost $10,000 each.
Posted by: Jen the original at January 25, 2022 12:10 PM (5w6lS)

Why does Rochelle need all these monkeys?

Posted by: CN at January 25, 2022 12:12 PM (ONvIw)

366 Exactly. If that's the case, I may come to regret junking my '83 Nissan Pulsar.

Posted by: Turn Two at January 25, 2022 12:10 PM (CoAjq)

There was one sitting next to an Isuzu Impulse in one of the lower auction tents, so maybe.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at January 25, 2022 12:12 PM (CjHGv)

367 353 > 1986 fox body Mustang GT

LOL!

When I was growing up, that's what juicehead poor guys were driving around.
Posted by: bonhomme


I resemble that remark. Got my '89 Fox race car torn down right now it'd be nice to get it back on the track this year sometime.

Posted by: JEM at January 25, 2022 12:12 PM (Qh7KG)

368 Just read a detailed report about the woman who is ill from the loose monkeys. She was driving behind the truck and when it crashed the monkeys crates fell out on the highway. She got out to help and bent down to look closely at a monkey in a crate . It hissed at her. She developed pink eye, and some viral symptoms. She ended up at Geisinger medical center where she was placed on antivirals and given a rabies vaccine as monkeys carry a host of viruses along with rabies.


Ebola 3.0

Posted by: rickb223 at January 25, 2022 12:13 PM (uXonU)

369 Before I left Cali, my neighbors son bought a 90's Nissan Skyline. Nice car.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 25, 2022 12:13 PM (HaPdD)

370 He bitched for 3 years about fighting the Nazis alone
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And the Atlantic, the bombing air war, North Africa, and Italy didn't count as 'second fronts'.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 25, 2022 12:13 PM (UHVv4)

371 I think Stalin played a bad hand extremely well. He guilted Roosevelt, Churchill, and Truman into giving him eastern Europe. He bitched for 3 years about fighting the Nazis alone in the West but didn't lift a finger against the Japanese in the East.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 25, 2022 12:02 PM (EZebt)


Churchill wasn't conned by the Georgian gimp; it was Delano and Give 'em Eastern Europe Hell Henpecked Harry who were the marks.

Posted by: Captain Hate won't forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at January 25, 2022 12:13 PM (y7DUB)

372 I liked Prometheus. I couldn't follow the plot but that doesn't matter now,

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 25, 2022 12:13 PM (EZebt)

373 Actually there were a lot of Pintos, Bobcats, Pacers and Corvairs there. People are looking for anything that could be considered collectible.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death

Take my Trabant. Please!

Comrade Yougman

Posted by: Archer at January 25, 2022 12:13 PM (gmo/4)

374 366 Exactly. If that's the case, I may come to regret junking my '83 Nissan Pulsar.

Posted by: Turn Two at January 25, 2022 12:10 PM (CoAjq)

There was one sitting next to an Isuzu Impulse in one of the lower auction tents, so maybe.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death


Find me a decent old Toyota Corolla FX16 GT-S. Commission to be paid. Thank you.

Posted by: JEM at January 25, 2022 12:13 PM (Qh7KG)

375 All this car talk makes me miss my '84 Firebird.

Posted by: Lady in Black at January 25, 2022 12:13 PM (sVtYq)

376 nood congressional trading

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 25, 2022 12:14 PM (8D42x)

377 I learned to drive stick with a Ford Pinto. That particular Pinto went over 200K miles and survived two teen drivers.

Heck, that same Pinto pulled a U Haul trailer back from OK, along with two trunks on the roof rack.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 25, 2022 12:14 PM (5pTK/)

378 Posted by: Jen the original at January 25, 2022 12:10 PM (5w6lS)

Crap. A 12 Monkeys scenario . Or at least the scenario being presented before we learned it was a mad scientist that spread the virus.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 25, 2022 12:14 PM (sUMfc)

379 how did you guys get from F'in Joe Buyed In to cars

Posted by: DB at January 25, 2022 12:14 PM (geLO8)

380 The junta was dealt A2KKK, threw away the kings and is hoping to draw 10 8 4. In no way do they know what the fuck they are doing.

Posted by: USNtakim deplorable still. at January 25, 2022 12:14 PM (0OmEj)

381 345 Not to mention, it's time for us to do what we have been doing and that time is every day.
Posted by: red speck at January 25, 2022 12:06 PM (gS3OW)
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I've decided to tattoo this on my face.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 25, 2022 12:08 PM (EZebt)

!

Posted by: m at January 25, 2022 12:15 PM (SSiCQ)

382 341 Sorry rhomboid I usually respect your posting but your condescension with people who have a different opinion than you on this subject is off putting to put it politely.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 25, 2022 12:03 PM (sUMfc)

Rhomboid is an expert in foreign relations and defense policy and probably has held security clearances that go far beyond top secret. I disagree with him at times but mainly on general issues on history, law, or perhaps politics, rather than specific sets of facts in those areas as he has a much better command of them than do I. So, when he is issuing his opinions on foreign relations and defense, he is speaking from his deep well of extensive knowledge and experience. So mere opinion does not quite make the grade if you care to debate him.

Posted by: whig at January 25, 2022 12:15 PM (Iq9dF)

383 Churchill wasn't conned by the Georgian gimp; it was Delano and Give 'em Eastern Europe Hell Henpecked Harry who were the marks.
Posted by: Captain Hate won't forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at January 25, 2022 12:13 PM (y7DUB)

He wasn't conned. He just decided to give away Eastern Europe for Greece.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 25, 2022 12:15 PM (sUMfc)

384 NYS has in the past admitted that authority was granted under the emergency powers the legislature revoked.
Posted by: Marcus T at January 25, 2022 12:05 PM (VpIIl)


Yet, she persisted.

They know they don't have the power to do it, they do it anyway. And what is the worst that will happen?

That the answer does not involve lamp posts is the reason why they do it.

Posted by: blaster at January 25, 2022 12:16 PM (9otr5)

385 From Chuck Callesto:

BREAKING REPORT: Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital REMOVES dying father-of-two, 31, from TOP OF HEART TRANSPLANT LIST because he's not vaccinated..

https://bit.ly/3H0jcqQ

We must never, EVER! let them take over healthcare. They will deny us medical coverage because we once liked a Lauren Southern tweet or filled out a 4473.

Posted by: bonhomme at January 25, 2022 12:16 PM (RaNzC)

386 348 I know one thing. I wouldn't want to be flying on any airline in or out of Ukraine these days.


Remember Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 in Iran in January 2020?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 25, 2022 12:16 PM (2fKZ6)

387 I say the Ukraine is a lots cause, they had a chance but let corruption rule, bet on the Bidens and lost
Better luck in the future

Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 25, 2022 12:16 PM (vWk2R)

388 352 I know one thing. I wouldn't want to be flying on any airline in or out of Ukraine these days.
Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at January 25, 2022 12:08 PM (Fs5vw)

Maybe the administration wants a plane load of American citizens shot down. Who knows with these psychopaths.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 25, 2022 12:10 PM (sUMfc)

True.

Posted by: m at January 25, 2022 12:16 PM (SSiCQ)

389 So, when he is issuing his opinions on foreign relations and defense, he is speaking from his deep well of extensive knowledge and experience. So mere opinion does not quite make the grade if you care to debate him.
Posted by: whig at January 25, 2022 12:15 PM (Iq9dF)


YOU MUST BE NEW HERE!

Posted by: blaster at January 25, 2022 12:16 PM (9otr5)

390 335 - Blaster- Great post.

So many words and minutes wasted on a nothing burger, neither Doocey or Biden made a scintilla of difference at that question/answer.

Posted by: old chick at January 25, 2022 12:16 PM (sOete)

391 Soon McConnell and McCarthy will be spotting Rooskies under every bed. So will will Sperry and Raytheon.

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 25, 2022 12:16 PM (GYllL)

392 80s cars are doing well as collectables now that Gen X are driving a lot of the transactions.
Posted by: Ian S. at January 25, 2022 12:07 PM


Collectable cars have always been the cars that either you wanted when they were new but could not afford, or had when they were new and now want back.

Posted by: Chuck C at January 25, 2022 12:17 PM (EughT)

393 The junta was dealt A2KKK, threw away the kings and is hoping to draw 10 8 4. In no way do they know what the fuck they are doing.
Posted by: USNtakim


That's the kind of chick you want to play strip poker with. Not the world's superpower.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 25, 2022 12:17 PM (uXonU)

394 Posted by: whig at January 25, 2022 12:15 PM (Iq9dF)

I'm sure rhomboid wasn't part of the discussion in 1945. What do they call it when people default to an 'expert' ?

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 25, 2022 12:17 PM (sUMfc)

395 I think Nostalgia + ready cash is what leads to high bids for crap like K Cars. Gen X who had one as a teen and now has money to get a refurbished one. I mean not all those cool looking muscle cars etc from the 60s were all that great either, but they're hot commodities now.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 25, 2022 12:17 PM (KZzsI)

396 I'm convinced the appeal of "collector" cars is rooted in aesthetics. Certainly not engineering on today's scale.

Most new vehicles have all the appeal of a tree stump, they're just an efficient transportation module that looks like every other module.

A period Ford, Chevy or Mopar exudes and honest, simple charm of an era gone by that in today's environment is sorely missed.


Posted by: irongrampa at January 25, 2022 12:17 PM (KATBx)

397 I'd certainly buy any late 70's/early 80's Jap cars. American cars were shit during that time

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at January 25, 2022 12:17 PM (Fs5vw)

398 Sundowner called Doocy personally and apologized, said it wasn't personal I read this morning.

Another reason why the right fails. Doocy, the little suck up that he is, should have gone Acosta and pitched a fit in the press room, gone live after and pitched another fit, then gone on social media and pitched yet more fits.
==
Doocy: Well, being President is hard, its very stressful. So he's under a lot of stress and some Presidents handle that stress better than others. Its a hard job and at least he's not being impeached or anything. Not yet anyway.


Posted by: Some Presidents do better than others handling it. at January 25, 2022 11:55 AM (bJHwh)
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Acosta is an ass. Doocy handled it fine.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 25, 2022 12:18 PM (NpAcC)

399 don't forget all the classic cars.
Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 25, 2022 11:51 AM (8D42x)

Cuban "classic cars" are mostly junk. Powered by Russian tractor engines, and held together with Bondo and paint. Might be some nice cars in Castro's personal collection, if it hasn't been dispersed.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 25, 2022 12:18 PM (P3gRi)

400 And it's not mere opinion presented to him. He just blows off anything presented as 'not possible'.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 25, 2022 12:19 PM (sUMfc)

401 https://tinyurl.com/yc356vgt

It's not a Trabant, but it's close enough, and it's got a Russian engine...

Posted by: JEM at January 25, 2022 12:19 PM (Qh7KG)

402 A new subvariant of omicron that differs from the original variant in some mutations, including on the spike protein, has been detected in Washington state.

___________

Six more months of masks.
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Truly.

There will be an omicron shot about six to 8 weeks after there is already a new variant, rendering the omicron shot obsolete before it is even delivered. Its the great reset. Capitalism will fall and fascist corporatism will rise. The new serfdom. Corporate work makes you free, citizen!

Posted by: It serves the hippies right at January 25, 2022 12:21 PM (v1tWK)

403 Which, courtesy of a spy ring we could never quite match, Stalin knew about.
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Stalin knew about the Bombs before President Truman did!

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 25, 2022 12:22 PM (UHVv4)

404 From Chuck Callesto:

BREAKING REPORT: Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital REMOVES dying father-of-two, 31, from TOP OF HEART TRANSPLANT LIST because he's not vaccinated..

https://bit.ly/3H0jcqQ

We must never, EVER! let them take over healthcare. They will deny us medical coverage because we once liked a Lauren Southern tweet or filled out a 4473.
Posted by: bonhomme at January 25, 2022 12:16 PM (RaNzC)
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I would not be surprised if certain hospital employees (doctors and nurses) let people die on purpose because they despise the unvaccinated and want them to pay for their decision to not get vaccinated.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 25, 2022 12:23 PM (NpAcC)

405 . The new serfdom. Corporate work makes you free, citizen!
Posted by: It serves the hippies right at January 25, 2022 12:21 PM (v1tWK)

Korporat Macht Frei!

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at January 25, 2022 12:24 PM (Fs5vw)

406 400 And it's not mere opinion presented to him. He just blows off anything presented as 'not possible'.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter

Back your opinions with facts. If you have read the ONT's and some of the topics induced by insomnia and various substances, you would realize that he was joking. And deference to experts is earned by his audience here not granted by degrees or the media, Rhomboid has earned his title in the trenches of AOS.

Learned a lot by reading his posts over time and I have a decent background of information in Eastern Europe/Soviet era due to both formal coursework and informal discussions with other people.

Blaster, LOL. Insanity is expecting a different outcome when history and practices argue against it.

Posted by: whig at January 25, 2022 12:27 PM (Iq9dF)

407 There was one sitting next to an Isuzu Impulse in one of the lower auction tents, so maybe.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at January 25, 2022 12:12 PM (CjHGv)

Are you here for the Barrett-Jackson, or is it already over?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 25, 2022 12:29 PM (P3gRi)

408 We must never, EVER! let them take over healthcare. They will deny us medical coverage because we once liked a Lauren Southern tweet or filled out a 4473.
Posted by: bonhomme at January 25, 2022 12:16 PM (RaNzC)
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I would not be surprised if certain hospital employees (doctors and nurses) let people die on purpose because they despise the unvaccinated and want them to pay for their decision to not get vaccinated.
==
Howard Dean doctor. Bill Frist Doctor Ben Carson Doctor. Politics affects liberals because its their religion, the ultimate value. Conservatives have religion as the main thing that guides them. So you get different behavior.

Posted by: YMMV at January 25, 2022 12:29 PM (z9QyS)

409 "Pinto" became a punchline so fast, we forget how popular they were right up until then. Ford partisans held forth for years about what a setup the case was (like the 60 Minutes Chev pickup case). They were sportily under-powered and so required being driven hard, didn't handle badly especially for the era, and formed the basis for an SCCA open-wheel class.

I was suspicious of their sheet metal from the first, but in some ways they are wrongly maligned.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 25, 2022 12:34 PM (videA)

410 Regarding "support" for Biden...

I have some new numbers, look for a post about it in the few days.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at January 25, 2022 12:35 PM (rvnbR)

411 Ukraine trusted the United States. They're about to learn - whether we abandon them now or later, they are doomed.

I have less sympathy for Taiwan. We completely betrayed them in the 40s, and those cucks learned nothing, and stuck by us. Sorry guys - the blood-soaked degringolade is part of the kink. America NEVER honors its commitments.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 25, 2022 12:39 PM (Cf/uA)

412 Makes sense to me, Infidel. In the same boat. We have only so much time left in our lives and there are things we want to spend that time doing.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 25, 2022 12:39 PM (5HBd1)

413 OT, but did the site go tits up?

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at January 25, 2022 12:40 PM (Yu9rW)

414 New variant in WA state because the legislature was starting to talk about repealing the "emergency" powers. Two years of masks at this point.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 25, 2022 12:41 PM (5HBd1)

415 Never let it be said that the constant drumbeat of America is bad is ignored here and the gloom and doom isn't rampant.

I see nothing wrong with acknowledging the gravity of the current climate.

Wallowing in despair is inevitably going to result in a self fulfilling prophecy, however.

Fighting the problem is a part of our heritage, by doing so we continue the struggle of those who preceded us to ensure the survival of our Republic and that which made us so exceptional.

In short we CANNOT allow this to prevail. We've met and conquered issues even more serious in our history, with an unbroken string of success. Take a look back if you don't believe.

So rip my ass if you disagree.

Posted by: irongrampa at January 25, 2022 01:00 PM (KATBx)

416 Okay, look; any American in the Ukraine now has known and has plenty of warning about possible conflict. And that American has had plenty of time to get out of country if he or she chooses. Those that have refused to leave so far have made their choices; why should taxpayers foot the bill to get them out later when the shooting starts?

Posted by: Rick Yarnell at January 25, 2022 02:16 PM (WlkuX)

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