Fed Chair Powell: "No Guarantee" We Can Stop Inflation Now Without Crashing Job Market
Stephen Moore: We're Already In a "Soft Recession"


Stagflation is back, baby!

That's the double-whammy of both killer economic woes-- both inflation, which usually hits you during periods of growth, and economic stagnation or even contraction.


Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell warned Wednesday that there is "no guarantee" the central bank will be able to bring inflation to heel without sacrifices in the job market, while reiterating policymakers' aim to achieve a soft landing in their effort to rein in surging prices.

Speaking at the European Central Bank's policy conference in Portugal, Powell said that supply and demand are "really out of balance in many parts of the U.S. economy," and pointed to the labor market as "being a big example of that."

He said those imbalances need to be evened out in order to bring inflation down.

...

"It's gotten harder," he said. "The pathways have gotten narrower."

Other sites quote him as also saying: "I think we now understand better how little we understand about inflation."

Great. They always get humble after the catastrophe. Never before it.

Meanwhile Stephen Moore says we're already in a "soft recession."

That's a recession that's so depressing you can't even put the stick in your bomb-pop, if you know what I'm saying.


Economist Stephen Moore warned on Monday that the United States is already in a "soft recession," noting that the "real question" is now whether the Federal Reserve can achieve a soft landing.


Moore, a visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation, provided the insight on "Varney & Co." Monday, reacting to former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers contradicting President Biden on Sunday by saying that a recession was "almost inevitable" in the next two years.


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Moore noted on Monday that he didn't agree with Biden nor Summers and that he believed the U.S. was already in a mild recession.

A recession refers to a contraction in gross domestic product (GDP) activity, the broadest measure of goods and services produced across the economy, for two consecutive quarters.

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The Commerce Department said last month, in its second reading of the data, that real GDP decreased at an annual rate of 1.5% in the first quarter of this year, which was slightly higher than the department's first reading.

Moore pointed to the GDP data on Monday, noting that the "first six months of the year have been negative for growth."

He also noted that the figure is "not a catastrophic loss in GDP, but we're probably down 1% from where we were six months ago."


"And then when you add to that the fact that people's incomes in real terms are falling really fast, something like $2,000 to $3,000 a year, that's a recession," he continued. "So yeah, we're in a recession."

Moore then said that he believes "the only real question right now is whether we're going to have a soft landing or we are going to have a crash landing."

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"Right now I'm not hearing much positive out of this White House in terms of how to combat a recession when they talk about higher taxes, more price controls, more regulations and more spending," he continued. "That's going to make the problem worse."

Last year Biden claimed -- hilariously, because inflation was already taking a bite -- that your Fourth of July meal would actually cost sixteen cents less.

Well, there's no hiding the huge impact of inflation on this year's July 4th feast -- it's up a full ten dollars.

Americans are forking out over $10 more this year on their Independence Day barbecues, one year after the White House was lampooned for a tweet celebrating a 16-cent discount.

The White House was slammed last Fourth of July after it celebrated a report from the American Farm Bureau Federation saying the average cost of a summer cookout was "stable" at $59.50 for 10 people, which was down 16 cents (less than 1%) from 2020, but 8% higher than in 2019.

"Planning a cookout this year? Ketchup on the news," the White House tweeted July 1, 2021. "According to the Farm Bureau, the cost of a 4th of July BBQ is down from last year. It's a fact you must-hear(d). Hot dog, the Biden economic plan is working. And that's something we can all relish."

At the time of the White House's tweet, gas prices had already risen more than $1 since President Joe Biden took office, and the Bureau of Economic Analysis was reporting that overall food prices were also on the rise. Former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki mocked Bidenís critics at the time, telling Fox Newsí Peter Doocy, "I would say, if you don't like hot dogs, you may not care of the reduction of cost. You don't have to like hot dogs."

But this year, the White House is not celebrating. According to the Farm Bureau's new report, U.S. consumers are paying $69.68 for their favorite Independence Day cookout foods, including cheeseburgers, pork chops, chicken breasts, potato salad, strawberries and ice cream.

That's an increase of over $10, or 17%, compared to last year, with the largest year-to-year price increase occurring among ground beef, which is up 36% from last year.

Thanks, NeverTrump!

Posted by: Ace at 05:14 PM




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Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at June 29, 2022 05:14 PM (bVYXr)

2 What a majestic fountain of uplifting good news Ace has been today!!!

Posted by: OrangeEnt at June 29, 2022 05:15 PM (7bRMQ)

3 I've got monkeepox

Posted by: REDACTED at June 29, 2022 05:15 PM (us2H3)

4 We are doing a bean cook off at the VFW this weekend. We usually do ribs or brisket but no one can afford that stuff any longer.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at June 29, 2022 05:15 PM (bVYXr)

5 I've got monkeepox

Posted by: REDACTED at June 29, 2022 05:15 PM (us2H3)

Welp, it already got Mike, Davy, and Peter....

Posted by: OrangeEnt at June 29, 2022 05:16 PM (7bRMQ)

6 $69.68?

So, almost double-nice? A penny off from it, $69.69?

Posted by: Thrawn at June 29, 2022 05:16 PM (Rl7KJ)

7 >>>Other sites quote him as also saying: "I think we now understand better how little we understand about inflation."


Should probably get Hunter Biden working on this. Smartest man evah, and definitely great with money.

Posted by: neurosis of the liver at June 29, 2022 05:17 PM (yk557)

8 Inflation so obvious even the Dems can't lie successfully about it.

Posted by: Iris at June 29, 2022 05:17 PM (foa6+)

9 But no mean tweets.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 29, 2022 05:17 PM (llON8)

10 The adults are back in charge, now.

And that pain you feel at the pump? Normalcy, baby.

Posted by: Axeman at June 29, 2022 05:18 PM (krQz2)

11 anybody got any spare hot iron ?

Posted by: REDACTED at June 29, 2022 05:18 PM (us2H3)

12 Recession might make propane cheaper?

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at June 29, 2022 05:18 PM (3Or4S)

13 Transitory they said...

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2022 05:18 PM (7rwzc)

14 It's not indubitably damnit!

Posted by: Bidet, resident in chef at June 29, 2022 05:18 PM (a0KPx)

15 So we're in the Akshually, Inflation is Good phase of propaganda

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 29, 2022 05:18 PM (kf6Ak)

16 Nobody could have seen this coming unless you went to a great public university, then you prolly saw it coming but those faggits in DC won't hire a Smart White Men who attended top public universities. Shocking that the Ivy League North fucked shit up again for everybody.

Posted by: Heavy Squats at June 29, 2022 05:18 PM (I5Rsc)

17 Biden and crew are going to call that 10%+ cost increase "Putin's 4th of July Price Hike."

Posted by: Thrawn at June 29, 2022 05:18 PM (Rl7KJ)

18 To run the country successfully, the Biden gang is as useless as tits on a boar.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 29, 2022 05:19 PM (Ti1tl)

19 Fist

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 29, 2022 05:19 PM (sJHOI)

20 12 Recession might make propane cheaper?
Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at June 29, 2022 05:18 PM (3Or4S)

Nah, because we're going to export that to help recuse Europe from their own energy stupidity.

Posted by: Thrawn at June 29, 2022 05:19 PM (Rl7KJ)

21 Insomniac on K Street, N.W.

"Tire Irons. Strong steel Tire Irons. Get your Tire Irons while the need is hot. "

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 29, 2022 05:19 PM (u82oZ)

22 The Price of a Fourth of July Cookout is also a Lie.

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2022 05:19 PM (7rwzc)

23 I got monkey pox sitting on a tractor in gym shorts.

Posted by: Heavy Squats at June 29, 2022 05:19 PM (I5Rsc)

24 To run the country successfully, the Biden gang is as useless as tits on a boar.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 29, 2022 05:19 PM (Ti1tl)
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I think you meant "ticks" on a boar.

Posted by: Axeman at June 29, 2022 05:20 PM (krQz2)

25 Anyone heard from Insomniac?

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 29, 2022 05:20 PM (kf6Ak)

26 I've got monkeepox

Posted by: REDACTED at June 29, 2022 05:15 PM (us2H3)

Welp, it already got Mike, Davy, and Peter....


Are you telling is REDACTED is Mickey Dolenz?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 29, 2022 05:20 PM (Bd6X8)

27 recuse or rescue, you decide.

Also isn't going to help if Russia does decide to help Europe along for their "green" energy future by completely cutting them off.

Posted by: Thrawn at June 29, 2022 05:20 PM (Rl7KJ)

28 Johnny "Guitar" Watson sums it up:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sYUthjyTb8

Posted by: gourmand du jour at June 29, 2022 05:20 PM (jTmQV)

29 Boffo has been spreading the monkeepox

Posted by: Pedo the Clown/leftist at June 29, 2022 05:21 PM (VYjdj)

30
Ten dollars minus 16 cents with one year interest equals ..
carries the one ... Hey! that equals historical inflation!

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 29, 2022 05:21 PM (8GBH4)

31 vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion

I'll send him a query on the sub-ether. Maybe there is good news. Maybe.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 29, 2022 05:21 PM (u82oZ)

32 Crash landing?

Biden is flying this plane right into the side of the mountain.

And blaming the passengers.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 29, 2022 05:21 PM (Ti1tl)

33 Recessionaflation leading to depressionaflation

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at June 29, 2022 05:21 PM (WKPeU)

34 Those puns in that tweet are just painful. Not even groan-worthy painful. Just so stupid it burns.

David Hogg's tweets are better than the White House tweets...Yeah, I went there...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at June 29, 2022 05:21 PM (YIVH2)

35 Fourth picnic will be -$10 cheaper this year.

*counts on teachers having done their part to make sure people can't do the math*

Posted by: White House Twitter at June 29, 2022 05:21 PM (a0KPx)

36 Willowed and topical. Are republicans really about to pass Amnesty right now and after caving on red flag laws and gun control?
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I've taken myself completely out of the loop news and politics wise the last year. I just read while pooping unironically, that RePubs are planning on passing Amnesty!
First Gun Control now this? Laugh all you want, but ill take Warren from the NJP over any Rep anytime on the State and Federal Level.
Posted by: Heavy Squats

Posted by: Heavy Squats at June 29, 2022 05:21 PM (I5Rsc)

37 So Putin's price hike led us to recession.

How long before we're at DeSantis' depression?

Posted by: 496 at June 29, 2022 05:21 PM (VJsqe)

38 Powell then notes that this whole supply and demand thingy might hold true in the real world too.

Who knows what other wonders might lie hidden in those old and dusty economic textbooks?

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 29, 2022 05:21 PM (F0YaR)

39 Independance day meal this year - grilled skwerl, dandelion greens, pasta salad (David Hogg recipe) washed down with branch water.

$6.95

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at June 29, 2022 05:22 PM (3Or4S)

40 I'll say it one more time.

There is one issue that voters will vote on.

The economy.

It won't be any better by November, and it will be the driving issue in every election, up and down the ballot.

Any poll that you see that claims voters are being influenced by any other issue, and voting Democrat instead is a fake poll trying to drive a narrative.

The only thing that can save any Democrat would be a sudden lowering of the cost of living.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 29, 2022 05:22 PM (5p7BC)

41 Evil Mustache Man fixed Germany's economy post WWI. Nothing is impossible, just need to get hands dirty and tell Boomers and AWFLs to fuck off.

Posted by: Heavy Squats at June 29, 2022 05:22 PM (I5Rsc)

42 even sooper glue wont mend a Trump Broke Me

Posted by: REDACTED at June 29, 2022 05:23 PM (us2H3)

43 MPPP got email from Insomniac

Putin's ruble is at a high against Biden's dollar. That darn Putin.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 29, 2022 05:23 PM (EZebt)

44 I've taken myself completely out of the loop news and politics wise the last year. I just read while pooping unironically, that RePubs are planning on passing Amnesty!
First Gun Control now this? Laugh all you want, but ill take Warren from the NJP over any Rep anytime on the State and Federal Level.
Posted by: Heavy Squats

User name checks out

Posted by: Doyle Hargrove at June 29, 2022 05:23 PM (2cfUo)

45 No one is trying to pass amnesty.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 29, 2022 05:23 PM (5p7BC)

46 We really need to show the gas rate from between when Biden got in office and the day Putin invaded Ukraine it had already nearly doubled. But for some reason we aren't. Also showing inflation for last decade.

Showing how Wall Street and corporate money exploded the housing market under Bidens watch.

Oh and of course bringing up the DC antifa riots from 1 year before. It's like we don't want to win.

Posted by: Shiggz at June 29, 2022 05:23 PM (0SrVS)

47 >>"It's gotten harder," he said. "The pathways have gotten narrower."

*Shakeweight*


Why is that, do you think?

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Hand at June 29, 2022 05:23 PM (7rwzc)

48 To run the country successfully, the Biden gang is as useless as tits on a boar.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 29, 2022 05:19 PM (Ti1tl)
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The Biden junta and the democrat party, unfortunately, has been very successful at THEIR goal, the destruction of America and Americans.

This was not incompetence. It was intelligent and ruthless efficiency. Don't think it was anything else just because their goal is the polar opposite to ours.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at June 29, 2022 05:23 PM (WKPeU)

49 They built that.

Posted by: creeper at June 29, 2022 05:23 PM (cTCuP)

50 My view is the Democrats are following the Bolsheviks plan to destroy what the country had before. Turning money into worthless paper.

Posted by: Skip at June 29, 2022 05:23 PM (2JoB8)

51 But let's not forget that thanks to our new cartel partners Fentanyl is more affordable than ever.

Posted by: Zek at June 29, 2022 05:24 PM (OzNIz)

52 >>Everything is thirty percent more expensive than it eas a few months ago.


Your loins. Gird them.

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2022 05:24 PM (7rwzc)

53 the guy cutting down some trees for me said he'd rather have Putin than Biden

whoa, in western MA

like wow

Posted by: REDACTED at June 29, 2022 05:25 PM (us2H3)

54 The only thing that can save any Democrat would be a sudden lowering of the cost of living.
Posted by: Dave in Fla

Love Ya, Dave. I disagree and so does Rich Barris, The People's Pundit. He is making the case that repubs will BlackSox the election in 2022, which it doesn't matter if you are a Heritage American since we have zero representation since post WWI.

Posted by: Heavy Squats at June 29, 2022 05:25 PM (I5Rsc)

55 Americans are forking out over $10 more this year on their Independence Day barbecues

*

And the packages are smaller.

I suspect we are close to 40% inflation right now.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is not enjoying the Amber Heard presidency at June 29, 2022 05:25 PM (etIVw)

56 I was in the pool.

- GDP

Posted by: neurosis of the liver at June 29, 2022 05:25 PM (yk557)

57 6 $69.68?

So, almost double-nice? A penny off from it, $69.69?
Posted by: Thrawn at June 29, 2022 05:16 PM (Rl7KJ)

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

They took the lesson of Boaty McBoatface to heart. The internet is childish. Act accordingly.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at June 29, 2022 05:25 PM (CAJOC)

58 "we're starting to understand how little we understood about EastAsia"

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 29, 2022 05:25 PM (sJHOI)

59 3 I've got monkeepox
Posted by: REDACTED at June 29, 2022 05:15 PM (us2H3)

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I believe you. I'm a believer

Posted by: SloPitch Whiffer at June 29, 2022 05:25 PM (+R5dc)

60 24 To run the country successfully, the Biden gang is as useless as tits on a boar.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 29, 2022 05:19 PM (Ti1tl)
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I think you meant "ticks" on a boar.
Posted by: Axeman at June 29, 2022 05:20 PM (krQz2)

The "power of and" phrase works quite well here.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 29, 2022 05:26 PM (Ti1tl)

61 We live in a time where a Supreme Court Justice doesn't know what a woman is and the Chairman of the Federal Reserve doesn't understand inflation.


It's over.

Posted by: I've got bad news for you at June 29, 2022 05:26 PM (At4NM)

62 Americans are forking out over $10 more this year on their Independence Day barbecues
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Good thing some of us aren't celebrating "Independence" Day.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 29, 2022 05:26 PM (wbUmG)

63 Ain't nuttin gonna be soft 'bout any of dis.

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at June 29, 2022 05:26 PM (QYPq3)

64
We are doing a bean cook off at the VFW this weekend. We usually do ribs or brisket but no one can afford that stuff any longer.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS)


Are you going to sit around the fire and fart?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 29, 2022 05:26 PM (63Dwl)

65 Thanks Salty

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 29, 2022 05:26 PM (kf6Ak)

66 the guy cutting down some trees for me said he'd rather have Putin than Biden

whoa, in western MA

like wow
Posted by: REDACTED at June 29, 2022 05:25 PM (us2H3)
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Putin is a nationalist who loves Russia and Russians. He may be an evil, high functioning sociopath, but he does have some standards.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at June 29, 2022 05:26 PM (YIVH2)

67 I remember complaing to my friend a few years back, that it generally cost me about $100 anytime I left my house.

It's up around $200, now.

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2022 05:27 PM (7rwzc)

68 Saw your comment in the previous thread, Salty, lol.

I would never have you give up the Electric Slide.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 29, 2022 05:27 PM (wbUmG)

69 "The cost of a 4th of July cookout in 2022 is down over 80% from last year."

Source: A demented lefty brain-trust that is manipulating and gaslighting you.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at June 29, 2022 05:27 PM (TNyrE)

70 Not planning anything for the 4th. Not in the mood.

Posted by: jewells45 at June 29, 2022 05:27 PM (nxdel)

71 A year from now we'll be hearing about the 'Putin Depression'

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at June 29, 2022 05:27 PM (XvPQV)

72 What causes inflation? Demand.

What causes demand? People

What causes people? Immigration into the United States

What causes Immigration into the United States? Joe Biden

Wanna get rid of inflation? Gotta pull it out by the roots.

Posted by: JamesTCarville at June 29, 2022 05:28 PM (Z6UNg)

73 Looka Mr Rockefeller with his beans.

We're having an air cooking contest

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 29, 2022 05:28 PM (sJHOI)

74 To keep your 4th of July costs down, we recommend crickets on a stick this year.

Posted by: The White House at June 29, 2022 05:28 PM (uWF4x)

75 I think you meant "ticks" on a boar.

*

I've always heard "tits on a bull hog," but boar has the same meaning.

But yeah, it's a great way to express the pointlessness of something. They don't do anything, and even if they might you aren't getting close enough to check.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is not enjoying the Amber Heard presidency at June 29, 2022 05:28 PM (etIVw)

76 I've taken myself completely out of the loop news and politics wise the last year. I just read while pooping unironically, that RePubs are planning on passing Amnesty!
First Gun Control now this? Laugh all you want, but ill take Warren from the NJP over any Rep anytime on the State and Federal Level.
Posted by: Heavy Squats

User name checks out
Posted by: Doyle Hargrove

Cool, Rabbi. Answer the question about Amnesty. We know you are secrekly for it. Gotta get rid of the evil Heritage Class of Americans, amiright? We are just cattle and shit..

Posted by: Heavy Squats at June 29, 2022 05:28 PM (I5Rsc)

77 The Fed financial engineering a soft landing recession? When has that ever happened? Can't do what Volcker did in the late 70's into the 80's with high interest rates to kill inflation. Too much debt.

Posted by: Ganowicz Commie Exterminators, LTD. at June 29, 2022 05:28 PM (P69fT)

78 >>Putin is a nationalist who loves Russia and Russians. He may be an evil, high functioning sociopath, but he does have some standards.



Remember that the people who sell you the evil, high functioning sociopath would also have you believe that Joe Biden is a kindhearted, salt of the earth Grandfather figure.

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2022 05:28 PM (7rwzc)

79 And I used to date a girl with a bomb pop.
I miss her.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at June 29, 2022 05:28 PM (XvPQV)

80 43 MPPP got email from Insomniac

**

Oh good. Hope he's well

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 29, 2022 05:28 PM (kf6Ak)

81 "I've got monkeepox
Posted by: REDACTED at June 29, 2022 05:15 PM (us2H3) "

Take the Last Train to Clarksville. I hear they have a great clinic there.

Posted by: Tuna at June 29, 2022 05:28 PM (gLRfa)

82 61 We live in a time where a Supreme Court Justice doesn't know what a woman is and the Chairman of the Federal Reserve doesn't understand inflation.


I see Jumanji is getting sworn in tomorrow

Posted by: It's me donna at June 29, 2022 05:29 PM (bs+z0)

83 To keep your 4th of July costs down, we recommend crickets on a stick this year.
Posted by: The White House at June 29, 2022 05:28 PM (uWF4x)
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Can we at least deep fry 'em?

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at June 29, 2022 05:29 PM (YIVH2)

84 The dems don't care about the midterms because the outcome of the midterms is irrelevant. They have a plan, and they are sticking to it.

Riots, top down crush.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 29, 2022 05:29 PM (AutJR)

85 Not planning anything for the 4th. Not in the mood.
Posted by: jewells45
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Same here, Jewells.

Hub will be working Monday anyway, as well as this weekend.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 29, 2022 05:29 PM (wbUmG)

86 This year we'll be feasting on little smokies and pringles. We're going to cinch our belts and try to cut back on the kitchen table condiments.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at June 29, 2022 05:29 PM (0ocXn)

87 I wrote an entire post last week, 2200 words, based on Richard Baris polling.

Pretty confident that he is not saying that. And also his polling doesn't show that.

But believe what you want, doesn't matter.

The dam has burst and there isn't anything that anyone in either party can do to change the outcome.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 29, 2022 05:29 PM (5p7BC)

88 We live in a time where a Supreme Court Justice doesn't know what a woman is and the Chairman of the Federal Reserve doesn't understand inflation.


It's over.
Posted by: I've got bad news for you

**

That should be permanently on the sidebar.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is not enjoying the Amber Heard presidency at June 29, 2022 05:29 PM (etIVw)

89 Carole Landis had really big ticks

Posted by: REDACTED at June 29, 2022 05:29 PM (us2H3)

90 And the packages are smaller.

Umm, that's all the soy lattes.

Posted by: David Hogg at June 29, 2022 05:29 PM (hOkZ5)

91 Remember that the people who sell you the evil, high functioning sociopath would also have you believe that Joe Biden is a kindhearted, salt of the earth Grandfather figure.
Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2022 05:28 PM (7rwzc)
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Biden is an evil, barely functioning sociopath.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at June 29, 2022 05:29 PM (YIVH2)

92 You will notice none of the "miscarriages will send you to jail" comments are being flagged for misinformation. We really should be shoving that up their ass.

Posted by: Shiggz at June 29, 2022 05:30 PM (0SrVS)

93 >>The Fed financial engineering a soft landing recession?


Your Pilot will be Wee Tu Lo and his Co-Pilot will be Sum Ting Wong.

Enjoy your landing.

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2022 05:30 PM (7rwzc)

94 kinda funny how the biden economic disaster and redwave predictions are running into completely serious polls, you guys, about how every democrat is ahead in their 2022 race.

Posted by: sockamster-moderate level poster at June 29, 2022 05:30 PM (OuH7W)

95
They are at the point where they've turned Feynman's famous statement around that no matter how good and pretty your theory is, no matter who you are, if it disagrees with experiment, it's wrong.

Now if experiment disagrees with theory (which is basically ideology now), then experiment is wrong. And must be covered up.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at June 29, 2022 05:30 PM (Mzdiz)

96 RELISH ME!

Posted by: JOE BIDEN'S HOTDOG at June 29, 2022 05:30 PM (ppBhU)

97
No one is trying to pass amnesty.
Posted by: Dave in Fla


Salazar

https://tinyurl.com/4ymzvdns

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 29, 2022 05:30 PM (63Dwl)

98 As we speak I'm sure they're weighting the "basket of goods" used to calculate the CPI to things like mothballs, safety pins and cathode ray TVs.

Posted by: Zek at June 29, 2022 05:31 PM (OzNIz)

99 how does one poop unironically?

asking for a friend

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 29, 2022 05:31 PM (sJHOI)

100 the "experts" the left put forward...how do you say? Yeah, they lied. There should be the Art Laffer Board of Oversight.

Some based guy with a proven track record to say to the dum dum Yellens of the world, "no, you're wrong...printing money is clearly, black letter law, inflationary"

Posted by: sockamster-moderate level poster at June 29, 2022 05:31 PM (OuH7W)

101 The US is in a recession.

The only reason the Official Numbers do not show that is because the Official Numbers are juiced by inflation.

Posted by: Miklos, Economist who speaks Austrian at June 29, 2022 05:31 PM (thbCK)

102 I remember complaing to my friend a few years back, that it generally cost me about $100 anytime I left my house.

It's up around $200, now.

*

I was looking at buying a new utility trailer last week because I need one that has access on the sides. The exact same trailer that was $1400 last year is $2400 now.

But 8% inflation.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is not enjoying the Amber Heard presidency at June 29, 2022 05:31 PM (etIVw)

103 Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 29, 2022 05:29 PM (5p7BC)

I saw a poll this morning which shows the Repubs actually gained one point on the Dems

Posted by: It's me donna at June 29, 2022 05:32 PM (bs+z0)

104 Any poll that you see that claims voters are being influenced by any other issue, and voting Democrat instead is a fake poll trying to drive a narrative.

The only thing that can save any Democrat would be a sudden lowering of the cost of living.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 29, 2022 05:22 PM (5p7BC)
*********
I hope they care about the economy in Georgia because the latest Quinnipiac poll has Kemp and Abrams tied, Warnock beating Walker and Independents favoring Abrams by something like 10 points.

Posted by: redridinghood at June 29, 2022 05:32 PM (NpAcC)

105 "...said he'd rather have Putin than Biden"


That's easy.
Putin obviously loves his country and its people.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at June 29, 2022 05:32 PM (jTmQV)

106
Americans are forking out over $10 more this year on their Independence Day barbecues
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Not this American. I fork out a lot more than that per barbecue than last year.

But there will be no Independence Day BBQ until I live in a country where people don't let helicopter drops of "free" money drive them into an inflation spike.

The whole concept is farcical.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 29, 2022 05:32 PM (IXpV7)

107 Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Joe! Back up! We don't have enough support to make it through the midterms!

Support? Where we are going, we don't need support.

FJB hops in a run down deLorean and drives off a cliff.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 29, 2022 05:32 PM (AutJR)

108 Brace For A Sweeping Housing Bubble Burst As Rent And Home Prices Face Dramatic Crash

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RH5wglDm3OY

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 29, 2022 05:32 PM (wbUmG)

109 anybody got any spare hot iron ?
Posted by: REDACTED

Slapweasel?

Posted by: Miklos, thinking that might be the guy at June 29, 2022 05:32 PM (thbCK)

110 The secret to great sandwiches is applying the mayo to the toasted bread while it's still warm

Posted by: Max Power at June 29, 2022 05:33 PM (k7+BO)

111 Was Yellin always a credentialed idiot or did she have a stroke some time in the past few years?
Because whenever I hear her speak she sounds about as sharp as the average homeless person.

Posted by: Zek at June 29, 2022 05:33 PM (OzNIz)

112 That's an increase of over $10, or 17%, compared to last year, with the largest year-to-year price increase occurring among ground beef, which is up 36% from last year.

Money's worth a lot less now, so if you take the +20% inflation into consideration, you're still paying less. You're welcome!

Posted by: Biden Economic Adviser at June 29, 2022 05:33 PM (NCgXW)

113 >>>I'll say it one more time.

There is one issue that voters will vote on.

The economy.

It won't be any better by November, and it will be the driving issue in every election, up and down the ballot.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 29, 2022 05:22 PM (5p7BC)

I'll say it one more time.

I don't see any scenario where we make it to voting in November. Hope I'm wrong, but all signs point towards unlikely.

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at June 29, 2022 05:33 PM (QYPq3)

114 >>The US is in a recession.

The only reason the Official Numbers do not show that is because the Official Numbers are juiced by inflation.


Recession, as it is gauged, is a backwards looking measurement. You only recognize it in the Numbers after it has been going on for 6 months or more.

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2022 05:33 PM (7rwzc)

115 Not planning anything for the 4th. Not in the mood.
Posted by: jewells45 at June 29, 2022 05:27 PM (nxdel)

I'm gonna follow the lead of my ex-Navy Armorer neighbor and shoot every dad blasted weapon I have. Keeps the riif-raff south of us.

Posted by: MkY at June 29, 2022 05:33 PM (cPGH3)

116 Supermarket industry worker here: inflation is about 40%. Almost all packaging is at least 20% smaller or lighter; prices are up about 20% at least, some things much more. You're not imagining anything, it's about 40%.
I actually don't anticipate 'food riots' until the cheap bird seed goes up from $1/bag to $1.50/bag; at which point the elderly customers who entertain themselves by feeding birds in their yards will freak the fuck out.

Posted by: LenNeal at June 29, 2022 05:33 PM (U11/V)

117 Donna - Which poll was that? I heard about it, but couldn't find out who it was.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 29, 2022 05:33 PM (5p7BC)

118 But there will be no Independence Day BBQ until I live in a country where people don't let helicopter drops of "free" money drive them into an inflation spike.

The whole concept is farcical.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice
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Preach it, brother!

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 29, 2022 05:33 PM (wbUmG)

119 Taking in to account the savings from last year's 4th of July, this years is only $9.84 more than in 2020. So we got that going for us.

Next year we will be happy to just have any food for the 4th of July... if we are even allowed to celebrate the birth of our nation by those evil White supremacist founders.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at June 29, 2022 05:34 PM (WKPeU)

120 Democrats to Unveil "Transgender Bill of Rights"

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That'll push them over the top!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now the Summer of Our Discontent at June 29, 2022 05:34 PM (FVME7)

121 Ace: "Great. They always get humble after the catastrophe. Never before it."

Yeah, no. They really don't get that humble. Exhibit A: The Biden Administration, The Obama Administration, any Blue State dump, BIRM.

Humility is not a word in their lexicon; Doubling Down and Major Suckage, however, are.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel Remembers Babbitt and Perna at June 29, 2022 05:34 PM (aXxgO)

122 The only thing that can save any Democrat would be a sudden lowering of the cost of living.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 29, 2022 05:22 PM (5p7BC)
*********
I hope they care about the economy in Georgia because the latest Quinnipiac poll has Kemp and Abrams tied, Warnock beating Walker and Independents favoring Abrams by something like 10 points.
Posted by: redridinghood


---->Walker/Oz losing. who knows who else. at least that's what current polls show?

Posted by: sockamster-moderate level poster at June 29, 2022 05:34 PM (OuH7W)

123 Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 29, 2022 05:33 PM (5p7BC)

I saw it on Conservative treehouse.. I'll go look

Posted by: It's me donna at June 29, 2022 05:34 PM (bs+z0)

124 I'm starting to get used to the pantload coming from this administration daily. Not entirely, but somewhat.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at June 29, 2022 05:34 PM (okGHj)

125 Who is the retard who drafts tweets in the name of the White House? That's what I want to know.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 29, 2022 05:34 PM (guGkK)

126 Everything is thirty percent more expensive than it eas a few months ago.

Your loins. Gird them.
Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2022 05:24 PM (7rwzc)

Your stockpile, grow it.

Seriously, gonna get way worse before this gets better. Way worse

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at June 29, 2022 05:34 PM (XvPQV)

127 So thankful I have no debt except mortg. which is under 600. It's taken a lot of work.

Posted by: Infidel at June 29, 2022 05:35 PM (r2IDy)

128 Supermarket industry worker here: inflation is about 40%.
LenNeal

Interesting. That's what my wife, the super shopper, has said.
So, confirmation bias! You're right!

Posted by: MkY at June 29, 2022 05:35 PM (cPGH3)

129 you can't even put the stick in your bomb-pop, if you know what I'm saying.

Is this some limp-wristed New York thing?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 29, 2022 05:35 PM (IEa8U)

130 I'm starting to get used to the pantload coming from this administration daily. Not entirely, but somewhat.
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at June 29, 2022 05:34 PM (okGHj)



I got a diaper full, fat!

Posted by: Spongebrain Shitpants at June 29, 2022 05:35 PM (guGkK)

131 I'm starting to get used to the pantload coming from this administration daily. Not entirely, but somewhat.
Posted by: tcn in AK
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lol, same here.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 29, 2022 05:35 PM (wbUmG)

132 After many years of living frugally on our journey to becoming financially comfortable here we go right back to watching the pennies.

Fortunately it's such a habit that it was easy to do. It IS infuriating to see what we worked so hard to get devalued so cavalierly by these reeking lumps of bi-pedal diarrhea.

Posted by: irongrampa at June 29, 2022 05:35 PM (KATBx)

133 Helicopter drops of money to me personally are fine. The rest of America needs to get its own hustle.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at June 29, 2022 05:35 PM (ppBhU)

134 Rob Reiner's tribute to his father on the anniversary of his passing.

Rob Reiner
@robreiner
My Dad died two years ago today. I miss him, but he's always with me. And knowing how much he loved a good comeuppance story, he'd be thrilled to see what's happening to Trump.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now the Summer of Our Discontent at June 29, 2022 05:35 PM (FVME7)

135 Let's face it: economists don't know shit.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 29, 2022 05:36 PM (886LS)

136 >> 81 Take the Last Train to Clarksville.
>> I hear they have a great clinic there.

I'll meet you at the station.
You can be here by four thirty
'cause I made your reservation.

Don't be slow.
Oh, no, no, no!

Posted by: Davie Jones at June 29, 2022 05:36 PM (uWF4x)

137 I actually don't anticipate 'food riots' until the cheap bird seed goes up from $1/bag to $1.50/bag; at which point the elderly customers who entertain themselves by feeding birds in their yards will freak the fuck out.

/////

sure, those moderate democrats who crash their cars into high end luxury stores who smash and grab at will with basically the acceptance of police and the business owner would NEVER do that to a grocery store

Posted by: sockamster-moderate level poster at June 29, 2022 05:36 PM (OuH7W)

138 Are you telling is REDACTED is Mickey Dolenz?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 29, 2022 05:20 PM (Bd6X

Have you even seen them together?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at June 29, 2022 05:36 PM (7bRMQ)

139 Michigan consumer sentiment is at a record low, and the junta is planning for $10 gasoline by September.

I really can't think of anything these idiots can do to make things worse, but I bet they are having meetings trying to think of ideas.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at June 29, 2022 05:36 PM (lTGtQ)

140 Democrats to Unveil "Transgender Bill of Rights"


Put that in your gas tank, proles.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 29, 2022 05:36 PM (guGkK)

141 "All non-deplorable Modern-Monetary-Marxist Theory economists agree: the only cure for rapid inflation is more free shit for the parasites and tens of trillions in helicopter money ... but mostly tens of trillions in helicopter money.

Make America Zimbabwe Finally!"

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun & games & Starveflation aims at June 29, 2022 05:36 PM (/YFXY)

142 Slapweasel?
Posted by: Miklos, thinking that might be the guy at June 29, 2022 05:32 PM (thbCK)

How is Slap doing?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at June 29, 2022 05:36 PM (XvPQV)

143 Who is the retard who drafts tweets in the name of the White House? That's what I want to know.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 29, 2022 05:34 PM (guGkK)
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Well, now you almost make it sound like it's really Joe.

Posted by: Axeman at June 29, 2022 05:36 PM (krQz2)

144 Dave.. Interactive polls

Posted by: It's me donna at June 29, 2022 05:37 PM (bs+z0)

145 140 Democrats to Unveil "Transgender Bill of Rights"


Put that in your gas tank, proles.
Posted by: Cicero (@c

now, all anti-groomers will be domestic terrorists.

Posted by: sockamster-moderate level poster at June 29, 2022 05:37 PM (OuH7W)

146 Rob Reiner
@robreiner
My Dad died two years ago today. I miss him, but he's always with me. And knowing how much he loved a good comeuppance story, he'd be thrilled to see what's happening to Trump.
___________

Trump's doing fine. Whereas Biden is an international laughing stock. As are you.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 29, 2022 05:37 PM (886LS)

147 Let's face it: economists don't know shit.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 29, 2022 05:36 PM (886LS)


How many Nobel Prices have they given to you, buster?

Posted by: Paul Krugman at June 29, 2022 05:37 PM (guGkK)

148 I'm looking at the White House 4th of July picnic menu and I gotta tell ya, the only people who would consider that fare a feast are preschoolers.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at June 29, 2022 05:38 PM (0ocXn)

149 Look out! He's getting mad!

Biden Becoming Increasingly Frustrated With His Democrat Doubters

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now the Summer of Our Discontent at June 29, 2022 05:38 PM (FVME7)

150 Damnit! Should've gone long on hotdogs last year!

Posted by: Weasel at June 29, 2022 05:38 PM (0IeYL)

151 Q poll is famous for polling urban areas only. So yes, I agree that Warnock is ahead in Atlanta.

There are a couple polling firms that do a decent job and you can trust their results. There are many other that are crap. Q is one of the worst.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 29, 2022 05:38 PM (5p7BC)

152 Trump's doing fine. Whereas Biden is an international laughing stock. As are you.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 29, 2022 05:37 PM (886LS)

Will he kill himself when Trump returns to the White House?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at June 29, 2022 05:38 PM (7bRMQ)

153 Make America Zimbabwe Finally!"
Posted by: ShainS

///

that's the goal of the lefts' super-rayray agenda. We're basically gonna be a somalia with different tribes, only instead of camel-debt, there's just going to be horse debt.

Posted by: sockamster-moderate level poster at June 29, 2022 05:38 PM (OuH7W)

154 I liked when someone here said that Yellin looks looks like the wife of a member of the Soviet Politburo.

Then someone said "first wife"

Posted by: Miklos, easily amused at June 29, 2022 05:38 PM (thbCK)

155 I'd rather take the job market hit than hyperinflation.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 29, 2022 05:38 PM (zAq90)

156 $10 gasoline by September
___

If that happens, diesel will be about 12-15 bucks a gallon.

That happens, you will see bare shelves pretty much everywhere.
Truckers are parking their rigs because of the already high cost of fuel.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 29, 2022 05:38 PM (wbUmG)

157 Let's face it: economists don't know shit.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 29, 2022 05:36 PM (886LS)

Mark Twain, circa 1892..."Economics is a science exceeded in accuracy only by meteorology."
What's changed?
Also, "Suppose I was a Congressman, and suppose I was a crook... but I repeat myself."

Posted by: MkY at June 29, 2022 05:39 PM (cPGH3)

158 "Nobody could have seen this coming".

Yeah, uh-huh. Everyone knew you fvckers were full of $&@t, and were gonna say shit like that, and predicted that too.

Ain't it funny? Everything the experts promised hasn't happened, but everything the lunatics warned us about is.

Posted by: Common Tater at June 29, 2022 05:39 PM (Dctaa)

159 I'd rather take the job market hit than hyperinflation.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter
___

We'll get both, 'cause FJB.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 29, 2022 05:39 PM (wbUmG)

160 Your norms, are they not restored?

Yeah, THANKS, never-Trumpers, may your rewards be both painful and eternal.

Posted by: acethepug at June 29, 2022 05:39 PM (pgqW6)

161 "I see Jumanji is getting sworn in tomorrow"

Souter went left, but I wonder how he really feels about such a lightweight leftist taking his place.

Posted by: illiniwek at June 29, 2022 05:39 PM (Cus5s)

162 Will he kill himself when Trump returns to the White House?
Posted by: OrangeEnt at June 29, 2022 05:38 PM (7bRMQ)

Meathead: "My goo, my precious goo!"

Posted by: Thrawn at June 29, 2022 05:39 PM (Rl7KJ)

163 Damnit! Should've gone long on hotdogs last year!
Posted by: Weasel

Should I be worried?

Posted by: Fun Sized Dog at June 29, 2022 05:39 PM (thbCK)

164 My Dad died two years ago today. I miss him, but he's always with me. And knowing how much he loved a good comeuppance story, he'd be thrilled to see what's happening to Trump.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks

Why do leftist asshoes always do this - drag the death into a political story? One of my cousins did the same at my Aunt's funeral during the eulogy:

She was born a Democrat, she lived a Democrat and she died a Democrat.

She didn't expect my brother to add: And she'll continue to vote Democratic.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 29, 2022 05:39 PM (Msys3)

165 I'd rather lose my entire 401k, my job, and starve to death than put up with another 4 years of some golden-haired, backseat-driving Trump!!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 05:39 PM (mE7cY)

166 Donna - I would take that one with a grain of salt. I'm not familiar with their methodology.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 29, 2022 05:39 PM (5p7BC)

167 Hot dogs? The dogs kids love to bite?

Posted by: Gropin' Uncle Joe Biden at June 29, 2022 05:39 PM (Xrfse)

168 hash I5Rsc

go back to stormfront, Heavy

Posted by: Hands at June 29, 2022 05:39 PM (786Ro)

169 WA morons: West Coast Armory is putting their 10+ magazines on sale 30% off.

Stock up if you haven't already.

They're also down to less than 20 Glock 19 Gen 5 in stock.

Tomorrow is the last day.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at June 29, 2022 05:40 PM (XvPQV)

170 Imagine making a tribute to your passed father all about Trump. De-f'ing-ranged.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 29, 2022 05:40 PM (8GBH4)

171 I'd rather take the job market hit than hyperinflation.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 29, 2022 05:38 PM (zAq90)


We take the opposite view.

Posted by: The ACME Wheelbarrow Corp. at June 29, 2022 05:40 PM (guGkK)

172 Souter went left, but I wonder how he really feels about such a lightweight leftist taking his place.
Posted by: illiniwek

All good

Posted by: Kelo at June 29, 2022 05:40 PM (thbCK)

173 Rob Reiner's tribute to his father on the anniversary of his passing.

Rob Reiner
@robreiner
My Dad died two years ago today. I miss him, but he's always with me. And knowing how much he loved a good comeuppance story, he'd be thrilled to see what's happening to Trump.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now the Summer of Our Discontent at June 29, 2022 05:35 PM (FVME7)
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Case study in TDS.

*Nothing* is happening to Trump.

Sure, we're probably nearing the point that the Dems get so frustrated with reality that they do the nose and the hat, but right now, nothing is happening to Trump.

Posted by: Axeman at June 29, 2022 05:40 PM (krQz2)

174 $69.68?
So, almost double-nice? A penny off from it, $69.69?
Posted by: Thrawn


$420.69 by next year!

Posted by: probably not Elon Musk at June 29, 2022 05:40 PM (P1f+c)

175 166 Donna - I would take that one with a grain of salt. I'm not familiar with their methodology.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 29, 2022 05:39 PM (5p7BC)

I know nothing about them.. That's why we have you ..

Posted by: It's me donna at June 29, 2022 05:40 PM (bs+z0)

176 Yeah, Jerome, you and your crew done fucked up. You've been fucking up since the 90s. First the "Greenspan Put" and then the bailout of LTCM and then crushing interest rates after 9/11 and the Tech Wreck and the subsequent housing bubble, then the "come one, come all" bailouts in 2009, then the QE Infinity and continued interest rate repression afterward.

Sure, you had help from the Treasury along the way, including the helicopter drops of COVID Cash, but your organization did *nothing* to instill discipline and you belatedly started raising interest rates - which probably should have started about 2012 or 2014 - only when politically convenient.

You also had wider government help along the way in the form of bailouts, financial company consolidation, housing policy, trade policy, energy policy and COVID restrictions that have fucked up every aspect of the physical economy (to name a few).

So yeah. Goodbye jobs. Goodbye stock prices. Goodbye housing prices. Hello bankruptcy. Hello continued price surges in the physical and labor economies.

I hope you and all of your buddies are terribly proud of yourselves.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 29, 2022 05:40 PM (WWh8n)

177 >> 127 [Infidel] So thankful I have no debt except mortg. which is under 600.

Good for you. I paid off my mortgage last year. It's even better.

Posted by: 40 Miles North at June 29, 2022 05:40 PM (uWF4x)

178 Whip Inflation Now!

Posted by: Joey "Gerry Ford" Bidet at June 29, 2022 05:41 PM (lKAqb)

179 Meathead inflation

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 29, 2022 05:41 PM (63Dwl)

180 Why do leftist asshoes always do this - drag the death into a political story?

Same reason that they tweet out their 7-year-olds' ostensible reactions to political events.

They are such narcissists that these other people only exist as an expression of themselves.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at June 29, 2022 05:41 PM (ppBhU)

181 I'd rather take the job market hit than hyperinflation.

*

I like that the crazy ass true believer Democrats insist that Biden has better job numbers than any president ever because he told the men with guns to allow employees to return to their buildings.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - screw anyone here who thinks he should tell Americans what they need or should buy at June 29, 2022 05:41 PM (1AuDx)

182 Posted by: Fun Sized Dog at June 29, 2022 05:39 PM (thbCK)
----
Nah, although FSJ bulked up to 8 pounds at his recent annual checkup. Might have to cut rations!

Posted by: Weasel at June 29, 2022 05:42 PM (0IeYL)

183 Good for you. I paid off my mortgage last year. It's even better.
Posted by: 40 Miles North at June 29, 2022 05:40 PM (uWF4x)



Oof. You missed the chance to pay it off with dollars worth 25 cents in the next few years.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 29, 2022 05:42 PM (guGkK)

184 First quarter GDP growth was revised down to -1.6% today. We should be able to talk officially about the Biden Recession when the first estimate of second quarter GDP comes out in late July.

Posted by: Ted Torgerson at June 29, 2022 05:43 PM (vN+oL)

185 I hope they care about the economy in Georgia because the latest Quinnipiac poll has Kemp and Abrams tied, Warnock beating Walker and Independents favoring Abrams by something like 10 points.
Posted by: redridinghood

---->Walker/Oz losing. who knows who else. at least that's what current polls show?
Posted by: sockamster-moderate level poster at June 29, 2022 05:34 PM

I wouldn't sweat things too much. The elections are a long ways off, and Republicans typically poll poorly far out from elections. As the polls switch to "likely" voters, people pay more attention, and Biden fucks up for another 4+ months...I think we'll be fine. Or not. Either way, odds are good congress will be deadlocked and do nothing for the next 2 years (except raise spending).

Posted by: Moron Analyst at June 29, 2022 05:43 PM (NCgXW)

186 But this year, the White House is not celebrating. According to the Farm Bureau's new report, U.S. consumers are paying $69.68 for their favorite Independence Day cookout foods, including cheeseburgers, pork chops, chicken breasts, potato salad, strawberries and ice cream.
++++
Well, yeah. They lied last year and got laughed at. They *hate* being laughed at. This is the same reason the Granholm now goes on TV and talks severely about how the problems in energy are someone else's fault - unlike last year when she went on TV and laughed at the notion of problems in energy.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 29, 2022 05:43 PM (WWh8n)

187
I've seen it argued that the current period of inflation will be followed by deflation, due to utter economic collapse causing the write-off of enormous amounts of bad debt, with a corresponding abrupt contraction in the money supply. I don't know what to believe, other than what's coming is going to be worse than anything I've ever seen.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at June 29, 2022 05:43 PM (RJ0Al)

188 The fed, like any government organization has been politicized into horrible decisions for some time.

Once any government office becomes politicized, it no longer serves the people.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 05:43 PM (mE7cY)

189 How is Slap doing?
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards

Is good question.

Posted by: Moderately Concerned Miklos at June 29, 2022 05:43 PM (thbCK)

190 I tried to look them up, and got a hit for a firm that lets people set up their own internet polls. Not sure if that is it or not.

I'm pretty distrustful of internet polls.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 29, 2022 05:43 PM (5p7BC)

191 >>>WA morons: West Coast Armory is putting their 10+ magazines on sale 30% off.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at June 29, 2022 05:40 PM (XvPQV)

But then I'd have to go into West Coast Armory.

I've stocked up on much better pricing, anyway.

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at June 29, 2022 05:43 PM (QYPq3)

192 Ring doorbell video of another shooting in Philly.

https://bit.ly/3R1n4gr

Get out of the damn cities. It's going to get worse.

Posted by: bonhomme at June 29, 2022 05:44 PM (eyxn4)

193 Once any government office becomes politicized, it no longer serves the people.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 05:43 PM (mE7cY)
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God's illustration before mankind.

Posted by: Axeman at June 29, 2022 05:44 PM (krQz2)

194 > But then I'd have to go into West Coast Armory.

Their shop is overpriced, but they have a great range.

Posted by: bonhomme at June 29, 2022 05:44 PM (eyxn4)

195 https://bit.ly/3R1n4gr

Get out of the damn cities. It's going to get worse.
Posted by: bonhomme
___

This^

Bad enough the hubby has to work in one.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 29, 2022 05:44 PM (wbUmG)

196 I've stocked up on much better pricing, anyway.
Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at June 29, 2022 05:43 PM (QYPq3)

Good to hear

The last of my online-ordered mags were just delivered today. Reckon I'll be ok.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at June 29, 2022 05:45 PM (XvPQV)

197 I hope the good people of Georgia are not that stupid.. Warnock and Abrams ?

Posted by: It's me donna at June 29, 2022 05:45 PM (bs+z0)

198 Moore has long been an economic expert I respect.

Posted by: Axeman at June 29, 2022 05:45 PM (krQz2)

199 I tried to build my new upper yesterday. Unfortunately they sent the wrong size barrel nut. I should be getting a new one soon.

Posted by: bonhomme at June 29, 2022 05:45 PM (eyxn4)

200 Dave in FL, it's by YouGov.

Posted by: I guess I'll tell them at June 29, 2022 05:45 PM (At4NM)

201 "Whip Inflation Now!"
I remember those times, and I remember what was necessary to get us out of them.
Those remedies are impossible now.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at June 29, 2022 05:45 PM (jTmQV)

202 $420.69 by next year!
Posted by: probably not Elon Musk

Californication or bust!

Posted by: Miklos the Muleskinner at June 29, 2022 05:45 PM (thbCK)

203 I've seen it argued that the current period of inflation will be followed by deflation, due to utter economic collapse causing the write-off of enormous amounts of bad debt, with a corresponding abrupt contraction in the money supply. I don't know what to believe, other than what's coming is going to be worse than anything I've ever seen.
Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at June 29, 2022 05:43 PM (RJ0Al)
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If you subscribe to the Austrian thesis that debt and money are fungible and thus both contribute to the money supply, then destroying bad debts (bankruptcy) will shrink the total money supply rather a lot and might trigger deflation. There is a *lot* of debt out there. It's a nuke sitting on most balance sheets globally and the game-playing of QE Infinity and zero nominal interest is ending now because it must because they finally lost control.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 29, 2022 05:46 PM (WWh8n)

204 Poor Ron.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at June 29, 2022 05:46 PM (lKAqb)

205 Those remedies are impossible now.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at June 29, 2022 05:45 PM (jTmQV)

War usually works.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at June 29, 2022 05:46 PM (7bRMQ)

206 Why I like David Hogg. He makes me look like Sean Connery's James Bond by comparison.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at June 29, 2022 05:46 PM (ZEHVO)

207 Family sent me two Butcher Boxes of Delish Meats to celebrate Independence Day, including bratwurst. My family wubs me

Posted by: The Unvaxed and Unmasked Ranger - Providing Emotional Support to Russian Women at June 29, 2022 05:46 PM (VTu1l)

208 Well, if the coming years (or even months) means cash-starved folks... remember the lesson from "It's a Wonderful Life." Buy up assets for pennies on the dollar.
Cash is king. Debt can be king, but only fixed debt, cause then every lender will negotiate a settlement to get cash.

Posted by: MkY at June 29, 2022 05:46 PM (cPGH3)

209 I tried to build my new upper yesterday. Unfortunately they sent the wrong size barrel nut. I should be getting a new one soon.
Posted by: bonhomme

awesome dentures, dude

Posted by: miklos the misunderstander at June 29, 2022 05:47 PM (thbCK)

210

See, this just means your employer will need to pay you more.

C'mon man.

Posted by: Dr.Rev. Senator Your Highness E Buzz Miller, Esq PhD MA MS at June 29, 2022 05:47 PM (DYmlj)

211 awesome dentures, dude

Posted by: miklos the misunderstander at June 29, 2022 05:47 PM (thbCK)

Guess he gummed up the works.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at June 29, 2022 05:48 PM (7bRMQ)

212 Well, if the coming years (or even months) means cash-starved folks... remember the lesson from "It's a Wonderful Life." Buy up assets for pennies on the dollar.
Cash is king. Debt can be king, but only fixed debt, cause then every lender will negotiate a settlement to get cash.
Posted by: MkY at June 29, 2022 05:46 PM (cPGH3)
++++
Rothschild gave the same advice when he said - somewhat graphically - "the time to buy is when there's blood in the streets."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 29, 2022 05:48 PM (WWh8n)

213 We were sitting around the kitchen table trying to figure out how to put more food on the table and balance the budget. Someone suggested we cut back on the kosher salt and just maybe we could afford to buy a supersized can of ground coffee.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at June 29, 2022 05:48 PM (0ocXn)

214 My family wubs me
Posted by: The Unvaxed and Unmasked Ranger - Providing Emotional Support to Russian Women at June 29, 2022 05:46 PM (VTu1l)

They does, they does

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 29, 2022 05:48 PM (kf6Ak)

215 Ring doorbell video of another shooting in Philly.
___

City of Brotherly Love, indeed.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 29, 2022 05:49 PM (wbUmG)

216 He didn't really say: Stop Inflation Now

Did he?

Posted by: JamesTCarville at June 29, 2022 05:49 PM (Z6UNg)

217 War usually works.
Posted by: OrangeEnt at June 29, 2022 05:46 PM (7bRMQ)

"And war never changes" - Dood who pissed on his hands to pwn Orange Man.

Posted by: Thrawn at June 29, 2022 05:49 PM (Rl7KJ)

218 "Blue cities" is an appropriate term, because you get bluer when you die.

Posted by: Axeman at June 29, 2022 05:49 PM (krQz2)

219 This busty bikini brunette isn't looking forward to continued widespread economic downturn in the slightest:
https://is.gd/SfPojc

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 29, 2022 05:49 PM (WWh8n)

220 Oof. You missed the chance to pay it off with dollars worth 25 cents in the next few years.
Posted by: Cicero

George Washington's stepson wrote him a letter asking about precisely this.

Posted by: Historically minded Miklos at June 29, 2022 05:49 PM (thbCK)

221 But then I'd have to go into West Coast Armory.

Their shop is overpriced, but they have a great range.
Posted by: bonhomme at June 29, 2022 05:44 PM (eyxn4)

Both true

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at June 29, 2022 05:49 PM (XvPQV)

222

It starts with a slight fever and dryness of the throat. When the virus penetrates the red blood cells, the victim becomes dizzy, begins to experience an itchy rash, then the poison goes to work on the central nervous system, severe muscle spasms followed by the inevitable drooling. t this point, the entire digestive system collapses accompanied by uncontrollable flatulence. Until finally, the poor bastard is reduced to a quivering wasted piece of jelly.

Posted by: Dr.Rev. Senator Your Highness E Buzz Miller, Esq PhD MA MS at June 29, 2022 05:49 PM (DYmlj)

223 Staycations and half rations for everyone!

Happy Independence Day!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 05:49 PM (mE7cY)

224
I'm sure this stuff would be pricey for a BBQ, and I bet you could get cheaper by just hunting the real stuff on your own:

https://tinyurl.com/mr3an5e6

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 29, 2022 05:49 PM (IXpV7)

225 he'd be thrilled to see what's happening to Trump.

He's become more powerful than ever. Fistbump to your dad!

Posted by: t-bird at June 29, 2022 05:50 PM (hOkZ5)

226 "This busty bikini brunette isn't looking forward to continued widespread economic downturn in the slightest:
https://is.gd/SfPojc"

I'm sensing an upturn.

Posted by: fd at June 29, 2022 05:50 PM (sn5EN)

227 "War usually works."
We had a war then, also, which we lost.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at June 29, 2022 05:50 PM (jTmQV)

228 Other sites quote him as also saying: "I think we now understand better how little we understand about inflation."

It's not that complicated, really.

Posted by: Zombie Milton Friedman! at June 29, 2022 05:50 PM (I2/tG)

229 This busty bikini brunette isn't looking forward to continued widespread economic downturn in the slightest:
https://is.gd/SfPojc
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 29, 2022 05:49 PM (WWh8n)

Bit of a butterface but also kind of adorable

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at June 29, 2022 05:50 PM (XvPQV)

230 My family wubs me
Posted by: The Unvaxed and Unmasked Ranger - Providing Emotional Support to Russian Women at June 29, 2022 05:46 PM (VTu1l)

They does, they does
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby

helps if you also don't stab them

Posted by: Miklos, unlicensed lifestyle advisor at June 29, 2022 05:50 PM (thbCK)

231 Here is how I approach any poll at first blush...

Does the result make any sense?

For example, the Q poll says Warnock and Abrams are leading in Georgia?

Ok, let's pretend that is true? Why?

What event has occurred to suddenly change the minds of voters? Gasoline is still expensive, food is still expensive, the only change in the political outlook is Roe v Wade. That is enough to cause a 15 point swing to Warnock? Makes no sense.

Much more likely that the poll is using a flawed methodology and sample.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 29, 2022 05:50 PM (5p7BC)

232 I hope the good people of Georgia are not that stupid.. Warnock and Abrams ?
Posted by: It's me donna
___

Hubby's family live in south GA.
They're not stupid.

Unfortunately, their votes will be cancelled by all the cheat that's going on in Atlanta.

Sorta like how our votes here in downstate IL is cancelled by Chicago.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 29, 2022 05:51 PM (wbUmG)

233 219 This busty bikini brunette isn't looking forward to continued widespread economic downturn in the slightest:
https://is.gd/SfPojc
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 29, 2022 05:49 PM (WWh8n)


Sometimes I wish I were a caterpillar

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 05:51 PM (mE7cY)

234 Could someone light the BBQ for me? I'm about to put the pasta on...

Posted by: David Hogg at June 29, 2022 05:51 PM (hOkZ5)

235 Cash is king.

So are wheelbarrows.

Posted by: Zombie Weimar Germany at June 29, 2022 05:51 PM (Xrfse)

236 LOL. A little while back, my son was shopping and they had a display of 30 mags on sale. He starts loading up his cart and the folks around him realize they need to do the same thing.

LOL He would have bought them all.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at June 29, 2022 05:51 PM (lKAqb)

237 Georgia is on it's way to becoming the Colorado of the Southeast.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 29, 2022 05:51 PM (wbUmG)

238 I'm sensing an upturn.
Posted by: fd

If the economic upturn lasts more than four hours....

Posted by: Miklos, medical mercenary at June 29, 2022 05:52 PM (thbCK)

239 Sometimes I wish I were a caterpillar
Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 05:51 PM (mE7cY)
++++
There's nothing stopping you from identifying as heavy equipment.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 29, 2022 05:52 PM (WWh8n)

240 Every quarter they will report slightly positive growth, then revise it negative later, therefore they never technically have to call it a recession.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 29, 2022 05:52 PM (AutJR)

241 The DNC is going to get rid of him pronto.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at June 29, 2022 05:53 PM (MkYsY)

242 I've fallen, and I can't get up.

- GDP

Posted by: neurosis of the liver at June 29, 2022 05:53 PM (yk557)

243 Every quarter they will report slightly positive growth, then revise it negative later, therefore they never technically have to call it a recession.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 29, 2022 05:52 PM


That's already being done.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at June 29, 2022 05:53 PM (bVYXr)

244 > LOL. A little while back, my son was shopping and they had a display of 30 mags on sale. He starts loading up his cart and the folks around him realize they need to do the same thing.

Idaho's not far. Just sayin'.

Posted by: bonhomme at June 29, 2022 05:53 PM (eyxn4)

245 Georgia is counting the ballots which are alrwady packed in storage.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 29, 2022 05:53 PM (AutJR)

246 Dave I wonder if the polling in 2020 knew the fraud was coming so they faked their number to what the assumed was going to be the final tally

Posted by: Skip at June 29, 2022 05:53 PM (2JoB8)

247 It's party time!

We have the inflation, the drag shows, and the people who want to abolish the constitution!

Posted by: Weimar Republic, Zweiter Teil! at June 29, 2022 05:53 PM (I2/tG)

248 237 Georgia is on it's way to becoming the Colorado of the Southeast.
Posted by: SMH at what's coming


Personally, I don't believe any of the polls.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at June 29, 2022 05:53 PM (MkYsY)

249 We learned in 10th or 11th grade what caused inflation in economies.


Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 05:53 PM (mE7cY)

250 Well, a little good news.

R. Kelly Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now the Summer of Our Discontent at June 29, 2022 05:54 PM (FVME7)

251 Ace: "Well, there's no hiding the huge impact of inflation on this year's July 4th feast -- it's up a full ten dollars."

I understand incorporating free-range crickets and grasshoppers will bring the net costs down, so there is some upside.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel Remembers Babbitt and Perna at June 29, 2022 05:54 PM (aXxgO)

252
GA is a state where a Republican narrowly beat a Democrat, and then proceeded to let that Democrat run a shadow government in his own name.

This, too, is the story of America.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 29, 2022 05:54 PM (IXpV7)

253 The poll is Battle Space Prep.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at June 29, 2022 05:54 PM (jTmQV)

254 "Georgia is on it's way to becoming the Colorado of the Southeast.
Posted by: SMH "

I sure hope not but with Kemp and Co running things they could give it all away.

Posted by: fd at June 29, 2022 05:54 PM (sn5EN)

255 59 3 I've got monkeepox
Posted by: REDACTED at June 29, 2022 05:15 PM (us2H3)
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I believe you. I'm a believer

Posted by: SloPitch Whiffer at June 29, 2022 05:25 PM (+R5dc)
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And then I saw her face .....

Posted by: Ciampino - with the coconut-picking monkeys at June 29, 2022 05:54 PM (qfLjt)

256 231 Here is how I approach any poll at first blush...

Does the result make any sense?

For example, the Q poll says Warnock and Abrams are leading in Georgia?

Ok, let's pretend that is true? Why?

Posted by: Dave in Fla
_________________________

I don't know about Warnock, but for me, incumbency definitely has its advantages.

Posted by: Stacey Abrams, Topless at June 29, 2022 05:55 PM (9vQJW)

257 Eat bugs, proles! WITH KETCHUP.

Posted by: Our Betters at June 29, 2022 05:55 PM (TKZuJ)

258 Dave in FL, it's by YouGov.
Posted by: I guess I'll tell them
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Thanks. They've had some decent polls in the past, I'm going to wait for some confirmation though. My gut is telling me RvW is going to give the Dems a small (maybe 1 point) bump in generic ballot for a few weeks. There aren't many people who really care about abortion, but there are enough to swing the needle slightly.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 29, 2022 05:55 PM (5p7BC)

259 "Well, there's no hiding the huge impact of inflation on this year's July 4th feast -- it's up a full ten dollars."

Fortunately, those ten dollars aren't worth near what they were last year. You're getting a steal!

Posted by: The National Review at June 29, 2022 05:56 PM (hOkZ5)

260 Chatterbox Mouse: "LOL. A little while back, my son was shopping and they had a display of 30 mags on sale. He starts loading up his cart and the folks around him realize they need to do the same thing."

So, momentum traders.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel Remembers Babbitt and Perna at June 29, 2022 05:56 PM (aXxgO)

261 Personally, I don't believe any of the polls.
Posted by: Maj. Healey at June 29, 2022 05:53 PM (MkYsY)

Neither do I but I also did not think there was any chance we would lose both Senate Runoffs there last election? Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 29, 2022 05:56 PM (burST)

262 Personally, I don't believe any of the polls.
___

I don't either.

I do believe, however, that the cheating in Atlanta has ramped up since 2020.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 29, 2022 05:56 PM (wbUmG)

263 My pool was going to cancel the 4th of July party b/c no one could figure out something cheap enough to do.

I nicely suggested a snack potluck ("sparkling snacks and sweets") for an hour with people bringing any snacky thing they like for the 4th - colored jello, decorated cupcakes, watermelon, lemonade, etc. You'd have thought I'd suggested how to solve world hunger.

They almost then put me in charge of it, but I don't have Facebook, so someone else will have to put out the word...

Posted by: Nova local at June 29, 2022 05:56 PM (exHjb)

264 Personally, I don't believe any of the polls.
Posted by: Maj. Healey

Well, now that Mike Krzyszewski has retired....

Posted by: Miklos, over on Pulaski Street at June 29, 2022 05:56 PM (thbCK)

265 Too bad they won't do the honorable thing, but honor died several generations ago.

Posted by: SFGoth at June 29, 2022 05:56 PM (KAi1n)

266 There's nothing stopping you from identifying as heavy equipment.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 29, 2022 05:52 PM (WWh8n)

How you doin?

Posted by: Girl who is sexually attracted to heavy equipment at June 29, 2022 05:57 PM (OX9vb)

267 You know the motto of the Fed right?

Et Boning et permanere

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 29, 2022 05:57 PM (8GBH4)

268 Don't forget, producers are also shrinking package sizes while keeping the same or higher costs.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 05:57 PM (mE7cY)

269 My parents have started to feel the pinch at the grocery store, but they have a sense of hospitality that they should buy the food for the holiday. I told them I'm cooking the everyday dinners; I am bringing a banker's box full of fixings. My nephew is going to "find a sale" on what we need for grilling.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at June 29, 2022 05:57 PM (/+bwe)

270 but there are enough to swing the needle slightly.
Posted by: Dave in Fla

OOOOHHH

He said needle!

Posted by: Big Tony Fauci at June 29, 2022 05:58 PM (thbCK)

271 >>>I understand incorporating free-range crickets and grasshoppers will bring the net costs down, so there is some upside.

>The problem with crickets and grasshoppers is that their legs are too chewy and taste horrible. Probably best with nice cayenne glaze.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at June 29, 2022 05:58 PM (0ocXn)

272 "Personally, I don't believe any of the polls."

Agreed. I simply believe in the endemic voter fraud.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel Remembers Babbitt and Perna at June 29, 2022 05:58 PM (aXxgO)

273 "Georgia is on it's way to becoming the Colorado of the Southeast.
Posted by: SMH "

This. Been in CS since 75. It really sucks.

Posted by: Infidel at June 29, 2022 05:58 PM (r2IDy)

274
Cheating? Polls? LOL.

Eliminate all polling, and create a magical system where nobody can cheat.

You'll still get the government Democrats want you to have, without regard to outcomes in elections. If voting worked, they'd just outlaw it.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 29, 2022 05:58 PM (IXpV7)

275 F'n Geniuses. Really... They only NOW think they understand more about inflation?

The Fed increased the M2 money supply by 30% in a two year period.

30% more dollars, chasing the same amount of goods and services.

THAT is what caused inflation. Pure and simple.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 29, 2022 05:58 PM (oHd/0)

276 i]We learned in 10th or 11th grade what caused inflation in economies.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 05:53 PM (mE7cY)

too many cigarettes, right?

Posted by: Kindltot at June 29, 2022 05:58 PM (xhaym)

277 Skip - I absolutely believe that is true. That final ABC poll with Biden winning by 10? I've always thought those were designed to give cover to what they thought the outcome would be from the mail in fraud.

They weren't expecting Trump's election day turnout that screwed up their plans.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 29, 2022 05:58 PM (5p7BC)

278 CO not CS.

Posted by: Infidel at June 29, 2022 05:58 PM (r2IDy)

279 "Soft recession". Give me a break. We're at a place, at the edge of an abyss, we've seen before. The converging forces of political, economic and cultural invidiousness are unprecedented and potentially nation-shattering.

Posted by: Ordinary American at June 29, 2022 06:00 PM (H8QX8)

280 R. Kelly Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now the Summer of Our Discontent at June 29, 2022 05:54 PM (FVME7)
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Piss on him.

Posted by: Axeman at June 29, 2022 06:00 PM (krQz2)

281 Rolling blackouts? Electricity rates going up?

Life hack - stick a bomb-pop in your fart clam for a low cost way to keep cool this summer!

Posted by: Confused by the lingo, but trying at June 29, 2022 06:00 PM (B6jeu)

282 275 F'n Geniuses. Really... They only NOW think they understand more about inflation?

The Fed increased the M2 money supply by 30% in a two year period.

30% more dollars, chasing the same amount of goods and services.

THAT is what caused inflation. Pure and simple.
Posted by: Romeo13 at June 29, 2022 05:58 PM (oHd/0)


Right. Duh. Are they that stupid, or that dishonest?

Posted by: Splunge at June 29, 2022 06:00 PM (2hil/)

283 He said those imbalances need to be evened out

*******

Many hospitals in suburban areas have more imbalances than they need, while inner cities and rural hospitals don't have enough imbalances. In some places the paramedics have to ride in panel vans or even bicycles due to the lack of imbalances.

What's that? Never mind.

Posted by: Muldoon at June 29, 2022 06:00 PM (kXYt5)

284 Sometimes I wish I were a caterpillar
Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 05:51 PM (mE7cY)
++++
There's nothing stopping you from identifying as heavy equipment.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 29, 2022 05:52 PM (WWh8n)

--------

If biological men can identify as women to compete in & dominate women's athletics, why can't the able-bodied I identify as disabled and compete in those events?

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun & games & Starveflation aims at June 29, 2022 06:00 PM (A2Um1)

285 CO not CS.
Posted by: Infidel

i'm crying over here

Posted by: non riot-y Miklos at June 29, 2022 06:00 PM (thbCK)

286 Communists never understand economics. That's why all the communist countries are starving shitholes.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at June 29, 2022 06:01 PM (QSjkU)

287 F'n Geniuses. Really... They only NOW think they understand more about inflation?

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 29, 2022 05:58 PM (oHd/0)
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I really doubt that professional economists didn't see this coming.

They probably wondered how long they could continue to lie and when the American people would catch on.

The left is ideological. Economics is pragmatics.

Posted by: Axeman at June 29, 2022 06:01 PM (krQz2)

288 You know what will make the first Trump Recovery pale in comparison?

The next Trump Recovery.

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2022 06:02 PM (7rwzc)

289 Lets not forget that Jerome Powell was overwhelmingly voted back into his position just a few months ago by our esteemed Congress.

Posted by: Jen the original at June 29, 2022 06:02 PM (kYAdq)

290 252
GA is a state where a Republican narrowly beat a Democrat, and then proceeded to let that Democrat run a shadow government in his own name.

This, too, is the story of America.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 29, 2022 05:54 PM (IXpV7)

Pure poetry.

But, of course, Mitch and Kevin are going to stop the madness come January 20th. Just watch (and send money)!

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at June 29, 2022 06:02 PM (nMx88)

291 286 Communists never understand economics. That's why all the communist countries are starving shitholes.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at June 29, 2022 06:01 PM (QSjkU)


Maybe they think fear breeds control and they can use that control to control the GDP with production quotas.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 06:02 PM (mE7cY)

292 The problem with CO is 100% mail in voting. CO and OR are the most corrupt election systems in the country.

But not much that can be done about it until the voters in those states get tired of having their votes be irrelevant.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 29, 2022 06:02 PM (5p7BC)

293 The economy is doing fine! People are doing fine! I drive by them every day in my limo! Where's my afternoon pill?

Posted by: Jay Powell, of the Onesies Powells at June 29, 2022 06:02 PM (TKZuJ)

294 You know what will make the first Trump Recovery pale in comparison?

The next Trump Recovery.
Posted by: garrett

Bigly. That much I can tell you.

Posted by: Greetings from Mar-a-Miklos at June 29, 2022 06:03 PM (thbCK)

295 White House Press team could take punning lessons from the Horde. They suck at it.

Posted by: Muldoon at June 29, 2022 06:03 PM (kXYt5)

296 stick a bomb-pop in your fart clam for a low cost way to keep cool this summer!
Posted by: Confused by the lingo, but trying at June 29, 2022 06:00 PM (B6jeu)

I just wanted to highlight the phrase 'bomb-pop in your fart clam' here.

Carry on.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at June 29, 2022 06:03 PM (XvPQV)

297 I identify as a white male geezer. However, I have some know how and have collected a few useful skills. Sadly, making real man pasta isn't one of them.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at June 29, 2022 06:04 PM (QSjkU)

298 250 Well, a little good news.

R. Kelly Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now the Summer of Our Discontent at June 29, 2022 05:54 PM (FVME7)
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Does he serve the full 30 years? If so he'd be 85 at the end of it, if he lives that long naturally, or unnaturally terminated.

Posted by: Ciampino - 30 years is a long time at June 29, 2022 06:04 PM (qfLjt)

299 277 ...That final ABC poll with Biden winning by 10? I've always thought those were designed to give cover to what they thought the outcome would be from the mail in fraud....
Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 29, 2022 05:58 PM (5p7BC)

No lie - I watched the reports by Nate Silver at the time while switching between feeds. Even though all of his paths required Biden winning FLA, even after DJT won FLA he claimed that there was "no change" in Biden's chances. This flies in the face of logic and at the time the only conclusion had to be that he understood there was a fix.

He was in on it and probably hired to provide cover as well as work out the numbers to make sure it was not going to fail.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at June 29, 2022 06:04 PM (B6jeu)

300 You know what will make the first Trump Recovery pale in comparison?

The next Trump Recovery.
Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2022 06:02 PM (7rwzc)
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Biden leaves him a good economy and HE takes all the credit?!

Posted by: Lefty Loosey at June 29, 2022 06:04 PM (krQz2)

301 That means net between last year and this year it is up $9.90.

Blessings of liberty and grown-ups, wingnuts.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 29, 2022 06:05 PM (08ncd)

302 Communists never understand economics. That's why all the communist countries are starving shitholes.

We understand economics just fine. The poor starve, and we deposit billions in our Swiss bank accounts.

Posted by: The Venezuelan Government! at June 29, 2022 06:05 PM (I2/tG)

303 Powell is saying they are learning about inflation fucking NOW? That's his damn job.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at June 29, 2022 06:05 PM (cMXNt)

304 I just wanted to highlight the phrase 'bomb-pop in your fart clam' here.

Carry on.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at June 29, 2022 06:03 PM (XvPQV)


That's hot.

Posted by: Secretary of Fartclams Mayor Pete at June 29, 2022 06:05 PM (PiwSw)

305 Ronna McDaniel says Google is blocking their emails at critical times. She's got a nice chart of emails received per day and it certainly drops off a cliff three times near the end of the month for the time period shown.

https://bit.ly/3AcOD0i

The GOP should certainly pick a different email provider, but if true, this is a very big deal. This is overt election interference.

Even if GOP picks another provider, what's to stop Google from blocking on the receiving end? Loads of people use gmail.

Posted by: bonhomme at June 29, 2022 06:05 PM (eyxn4)

306 300 You know what will make the first Trump Recovery pale in comparison?

The next Trump Recovery.
Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2022 06:02 PM (7rwzc)
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Biden leaves him a good economy and HE takes all the credit?!
Posted by: Lefty Loosey at June 29, 2022 06:04 PM (krQz2


Perfect opportunity for doublethink.

Biden simultaneously had a great economy and set up trump for a recovery.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 06:06 PM (mE7cY)

307 One thing the Dems never account for, their Policies are as unpopular as they are destructive.

People / Businesses know this and it is the reason that when Trump was elected, the Economy woke up and decided to stretch their legs.

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2022 06:06 PM (7rwzc)

308
This Is What Happens When You Install A Low IQ, Corrupt Piece Of Dog Shit As President In The White House!

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU INSTALL A LOW IQ ,CORRUPT PIECE OF DOG SHIT AS PRESIDENT IN THE WHITE HOUSE!!!!!

...

Posted by: Walter Sobchak at June 29, 2022 06:06 PM (5NkmN)

309 Sadly, making real man pasta isn't one of them.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at June 29, 2022 06:04 PM (QSjkU)

'Man Pasta' sounds like a euphemism.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 29, 2022 06:06 PM (08ncd)

310 Bolsheviks were Intelligentsia who knew nothing about how the world works financially. Marxism was based on bad history and one side of finances.

Posted by: Skip at June 29, 2022 06:06 PM (2JoB8)

311 White House Press team could take punning lessons from the Horde. They suck at it.
Posted by: Muldoon

KAMALA HARRIS NAMED PUN CZAR

"She sucks too, but better" says White House insider

Posted by: MiklosWatch at June 29, 2022 06:06 PM (thbCK)

312 Mr. Hogg was always going foreign. How dare he imply otherwise!

Posted by: Greta, the future Mrs. Thunberg-Hogg at June 29, 2022 06:06 PM (a3Q+t)

313 292 The problem with CO is 100% mail in voting. CO and OR are the most corrupt election systems in the country.

But not much that can be done about it until the voters in those states get tired of having their votes be irrelevant.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 29, 2022 06:02 PM (5p7BC)


I've been assured that Colorado has the utmost voting integrity, just this past week.

Posted by: Emmie at June 29, 2022 06:06 PM (6RgRK)

314 White House Press team could take punning lessons from the Horde. They suck at it.
Posted by: Muldoon at June 29, 2022 06:03 PM (kXYt5)


They suck at everything.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 29, 2022 06:07 PM (uFvCs)

315 "White House Press team could take punning lessons from the Horde. They suck at it.
Posted by: Muldoon
KAMALA HARRIS NAMED PUN CZAR
"She sucks too, but better" says White House insider
Posted by: MiklosWatch "

I'm pretty sure she would blow it.

Posted by: fd at June 29, 2022 06:07 PM (sn5EN)

316 I just wanted to highlight the phrase 'bomb-pop in your fart clam' here.

Carry on.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edward


Giddy up, Sparkle Fart 🦄

Posted by: rickb223 at June 29, 2022 06:07 PM (022x+)

317 Biden simultaneously had a great economy and set up trump for a recovery.
___

What are you guys smoking?

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 29, 2022 06:07 PM (wbUmG)

318 in fairness, it is hard not to enjoy watching the biden white house burn and the heads of his womyn staffers explode when they realize that they have to start approving drilling for gas

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 29, 2022 06:07 PM (Gc08Z)

319 Eat bugs, proles! WITH KETCHUP.
Posted by: Our Betters


Also, tomato prices are out of control. We have redefined "ketchup" to just be vinegar and salt.

Posted by: Heinz Co. at June 29, 2022 06:08 PM (P1f+c)

320 'Man Pasta' sounds like a euphemism.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop

They don't call me "linguini dick" for nothing

Posted by: D. Hogg at June 29, 2022 06:08 PM (thbCK)

321 I say, young David, will you quite stop being such a ponce? You're tarnishing the family name. Thank you very much.

Posted by: Sir Dennis Eaton-Hogg at June 29, 2022 06:08 PM (PiwSw)

322 People / Businesses know this and it is the reason that when Trump was elected, the Economy woke up and decided to stretch their legs.
Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2022 06:06 PM (7rwzc)
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The Economy rubbed its sore neck since it was finally free of Obama's boot.

Posted by: Lefty Loosey at June 29, 2022 06:09 PM (krQz2)

323 in fairness, fuck co, they did what they did

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 29, 2022 06:09 PM (Gc08Z)

324 I just wanted to highlight the phrase 'bomb-pop in your fart clam' here.

Carry on.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edward


Giddy up, Sparkle Fart 🦄
Posted by: rickb223 at June 29, 2022 06:07 PM (022x+)

The Borderlands video game has a character named 'Butt Stallion'.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at June 29, 2022 06:09 PM (XvPQV)

325 when they realize that they have to start approving drilling for gas
Posted by: confederatefifth at June 29, 2022 06:07 PM (Gc08Z)

Do you think they ever will? I don't.

Posted by: Ordinary American at June 29, 2022 06:09 PM (H8QX8)

326 Wait until the first brown out on 98 deg day in Fulton County. Kemp can say, talk to your dem rep-- before you pass out.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at June 29, 2022 06:09 PM (MkYsY)

327 No one can feed ten people at a picnic for $69.00. Even if you are only having hot dogs all the other items such as potatoes mayo pickles beans ketchup etc. have to be purchased in bulk as in a large bottle of ketchup. Add it up and the several bags of groceries will add up to a lot more than $69. Add in the Val u rite and the budget is buried.

Posted by: Jen the original at June 29, 2022 06:09 PM (v/t55)

328 "when Trump was elected, the Economy woke up and decided to stretch their legs.
Posted by: garrett "

In my business, the day after.

Posted by: fd at June 29, 2022 06:09 PM (sn5EN)

329
CO is a model for election fraud in some respects. But the fact is, that it's blatant. They don't hide it; the whole thing is perfectly transparent and visible to anyone who looks. Quite literally, in light of the color-coded, E-Z Destruction ballots/envelopes.

The problem is that nobody cares. Nor should they. It's all a shell-game anyway.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 29, 2022 06:09 PM (IXpV7)

330
last year my 4th of July was .16 cents cheaper.

This years 4th of July, we're pawning grandmas diamond earrings to afford Hot dog buns.

Posted by: portlandon at June 29, 2022 06:10 PM (+oR7L)

331 Thanks. They've had some decent polls in the past, I'm going to wait for some confirmation though. My gut is telling me RvW is going to give the Dems a small (maybe 1 point) bump in generic ballot for a few weeks. There aren't many people who really care about abortion, but there are enough to swing the needle slightly.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 29, 2022 05:55 PM (5p7BC)


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There isn't enough time for the press to make up horror stories. The best they can do is "this teen had to have a cute, cuddly baby."

There going to have to find that rape cult that forces women to have babies against their wills.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at June 29, 2022 06:10 PM (cMXNt)

332 Bomb-pop in your fart-clam

This is why I come here.


Brilliant!

Posted by: Archer at June 29, 2022 06:10 PM (gmo/4)

333 in fairness, $200/bbl oil, the spr is emptying and cushing is nearly empty, this is going to be fun!

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 29, 2022 06:11 PM (Gc08Z)

334 Mayo, ketchup, mustard, utensils, etc can be pilfered from a local fast food restaurant.

Posted by: fd at June 29, 2022 06:11 PM (sn5EN)

335 What are you guys smoking?
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 29, 2022 06:07 PM


We're The Horde. We're just high on life.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at June 29, 2022 06:11 PM (a3Q+t)

336 I lost a little in the editing at the end there...but you get my point.

Happens everytime. And that is with the Uni-Party in charge of Congress.

Imagine what an Ultra-Maga Red Waved Congress could get done? If they could finally get the Federal Government out of our way, we'd be more than fine.

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2022 06:11 PM (7rwzc)

337 I just wanted to highlight the phrase 'bomb-pop in your fart clam' here.

Carry on.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edward

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Thanks for the hint.

Posted by: Sweat Bath & Beyond at June 29, 2022 06:11 PM (krQz2)

338 last year my 4th of July was .16 cents cheaper.

This years 4th of July, we're pawning grandmas diamond earrings to afford Hot dog buns.
Posted by: portlandon

Better than having to pawn grandma's buns.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 29, 2022 06:11 PM (022x+)

339 327 No one can feed ten people at a picnic for $69.00. Even if you are only having hot dogs all the other items such as potatoes mayo pickles beans ketchup etc. have to be purchased in bulk as in a large bottle of ketchup. Add it up and the several bags of groceries will add up to a lot more than $69. Add in the Val u rite and the budget is buried.
Posted by: Jen the original at June 29, 2022 06:09 PM (v/t55)

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Agree. Two bags of stuff at the grocery store is almost $50 for me.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at June 29, 2022 06:12 PM (cMXNt)

340 CO is a model for election fraud in some respects. But the fact is, that it's blatant. They don't hide it; the whole thing is perfectly transparent and visible to anyone who looks. Quite literally, in light of the color-coded, E-Z Destruction ballots/envelopes.

Yep, I always take my ballot to the clerk's office in person. Not sure it matters. Tina Peters was our clerk last election.

Posted by: Infidel at June 29, 2022 06:12 PM (r2IDy)

341 I say, young David, will you quite stop being such a ponce? You're tarnishing the family name. Thank you very much.
Posted by: Sir Dennis Eaton-Hogg

damn straight

Posted by: the well-known heiress Ima Hogg at June 29, 2022 06:12 PM (thbCK)

342 What are you guys smoking?
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 29, 2022 06:07 PM

We're The Horde. We're just high on life.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at June 29, 2022 06:11 PM (a3Q+t)
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Now stop bogarting the "life"!

Posted by: Axeman at June 29, 2022 06:12 PM (krQz2)

343 Americans need a solid severe recession. Otherwise they will never learn there consequences to their actions. Vote D, get pain. It has to be burned into their psyche.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 29, 2022 06:12 PM (OalnH)

344 Giddy up, Sparkle Fart 🦄
Posted by: rickb223


Stolen.

Posted by: nurse ratched, just call me Pollyanna at June 29, 2022 06:12 PM (W2Pud)

345 That mustard, ketchup, relish pun sequence was literally the first pun I ever learned. I was probably six years old. I'll bet the WH staff was high-fiving each other over how clever they were.

Posted by: Muldoon at June 29, 2022 06:12 PM (kXYt5)

346 Thanks for the hint.
Posted by: Sweat Bath & Beyond at June 29, 2022 06:11 PM (krQz2)

You've heard of Hot Yoga, right? Well, this is Hot Shopping! It's a feature, not a bug!

Posted by: Bed, Bath & Beyond PR Department at June 29, 2022 06:13 PM (PiwSw)

347 "White House Press team could take punning lessons from the Horde. They suck at it.
Posted by: Muldoon
KAMALA HARRIS NAMED PUN CZAR
"She sucks too, but better" says White House insider
Posted by: MiklosWatch "

I'm pretty sure she would blow it.
Posted by: fd at June 29, 2022 06:07 PM (sn5EN)
***

Harris is the last person to get cocky.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 29, 2022 06:13 PM (anj39)

348 Agree. Two bags of stuff at the grocery store is almost $50 for me.
Posted by: MAGA_Ken at June 29, 2022 06:12 PM (cMXNt)
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I can only afford gravel for my spoonfuls of hot gravel.

Posted by: Axeman at June 29, 2022 06:13 PM (krQz2)

349 Rob Reiner's tribute to his father on the anniversary of his passing.

Rob Reiner
@robreiner
My Dad died two years ago today. I miss him, but he's always with me. And knowing how much he loved a good comeuppance story, he'd be thrilled to see what's happening to Trump.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now the Summer of Our Discontent at June 29, 2022 05:35 PM (FVME7)

Go DIAF. Hopefully your old man IS spending eternity in a fire.

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy at June 29, 2022 06:13 PM (Zvtjl)

350 teaching six year olds puns is just another form of grooming

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 29, 2022 06:13 PM (Gc08Z)

351 This year, we'll just have to crack open a can of vienna sausages, stick some tooth picks in them, and toss them on a picnic bench. But then the meth bums will just come over and either eat it, or try to have sex with the open can.

Posted by: portlandon at June 29, 2022 06:14 PM (+oR7L)

352 Last recession the country was only 10 trillion in debt.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 29, 2022 06:14 PM (avHcG)

353 re: WZs header.

Throwing shade is making fun of/shitting on something, right? How does it work in the context of the media 'throwing shade' on the bombshell witness. They did everything but buy her jewelry.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 29, 2022 06:14 PM (08ncd)

354 This years 4th of July, we're pawning grandmas diamond earrings to afford Hot dog buns.

Posted by: portlandon at June 29, 2022 06:10 PM (+oR7L)


Remember that gag gift back in the 1970's? The roll of toilet paper with fake dollar bills printed on it?

Now it's going we're going to be wiping our fart-clams with toilet paper made of real Federal Reserve Notes.

Posted by: Archer at June 29, 2022 06:14 PM (gmo/4)

355 Add in the Val u rite and the budget is buried.
Posted by: Jen the original

Val-u-Rite?

I'm marinating in it.

(Marge sez hi)

Posted by: Miklos, like the Drinking Lamp, is LIT at June 29, 2022 06:14 PM (thbCK)

356 nood quick hits

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at June 29, 2022 06:14 PM (XvPQV)

357 Sparkle fart
Bomb-pop in your fart clam

No one 7th grades like the horde

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 06:14 PM (mE7cY)

358 Powell is saying they are learning about inflation fucking NOW? That's his damn job.
Posted by: MAGA_Ken at June 29, 2022 06:05 PM (cMXNt)


Most modern mainstream economics is an explanation why it is ok for governments to do what they want to do, for as long as they want to do it, and provide cover for when it becomes necessary to screw the shortfall out of the general public

It is mostly wishcasting and stories about exploitation versus efficiency.

What Powell was actually saying is that he was "hoping that no one would notice and it would fix itself"

Posted by: Kindltot at June 29, 2022 06:14 PM (xhaym)

359 "White House Press team could take punning lessons from the Horde. They suck at it.
Posted by: Muldoon
KAMALA HARRIS NAMED PUN CZAR
"She sucks too, but better" says White House insider
Posted by: MiklosWatch "
I'm pretty sure she would blow it.
Posted by: fd at June 29, 2022 06:07 PM (sn5EN)
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Harris is the last person to get cocky.
Posted by: Diogenes at June 29, 2022 06:13 PM (anj39)
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She not man with hand in pocket.

Posted by: Confucius at June 29, 2022 06:15 PM (krQz2)

360 249 We learned in 10th or 11th grade what caused inflation in economies.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 05:53 PM (mE7cY)
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Not opening your fartclam causes inflation, sometimes with catastrophically liquid results down the pants .... I mean down the line.

Posted by: Ciampino - flatulence will get you personal space except in an elevator at June 29, 2022 06:15 PM (qfLjt)

361 Sadly, making real man pasta isn't one of them.
Posted by: Xipe Totec


I saw Real Man Pasta open for Premiata Forneria Marconi at Atlantico in '74.

Posted by: mikeski at June 29, 2022 06:15 PM (P1f+c)

362 Last recession the country was only 10 trillion in debt.
Posted by: Ben Had

Me too

Posted by: Impecunious Miklos at June 29, 2022 06:15 PM (thbCK)

363 It has to be burned into their psyche.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 29, 2022 06:12 PM (OalnH)

You think it would have been after Carter. In this case, the whiplash from Trump's economy to Biden's is 1000x more searing.

Posted by: Ordinary American at June 29, 2022 06:15 PM (H8QX8)

364 Powell is saying they are learning about inflation fucking NOW? That's his damn job.
Posted by: MAGA_Ken at June 29, 2022 06:05 PM (cMXNt)
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*shakes head*

There is no way you can spin the real story: Yeah, we were trying to fuck over the economy for the Glorious Revolution, sorry about that.

Posted by: Axeman at June 29, 2022 06:16 PM (krQz2)

365 Most modern mainstream economics is an explanation why it is ok for governments to do what they want to do, for as long as they want to do it, and provide cover for when it becomes necessary to screw the shortfall out of the general public

It is mostly wishcasting and stories about exploitation versus efficiency.

What Powell was actually saying is that he was "hoping that no one would notice and it would fix itself"
Posted by: Kindltot at June 29, 2022 06:14 PM (xhaym)

Brilliant.

Posted by: Ordinary American at June 29, 2022 06:16 PM (H8QX8)

366 Remember that gag gift back in the 1970's? The roll of toilet paper with fake dollar bills printed on it?

Now it's going we're going to be wiping our fart-clams with toilet paper made of real Federal Reserve Notes.

Posted by: Archer at June 29, 2022 06:14 PM

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

Wiping your ass with 100 dollar bills leads to chaffing. Wipe with old stock certificates instead. They're made from vellum. It's refreshing and is cooling.

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at June 29, 2022 06:18 PM (+oR7L)

367 359 "White House Press team could take punning lessons from the Horde. They suck at it.
Posted by: Muldoon
KAMALA HARRIS NAMED PUN CZAR
"She sucks too, but better" says White House insider
Posted by: MiklosWatch "
I'm pretty sure she would blow it.
Posted by: fd at June 29, 2022 06:07 PM (sn5EN)
***
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Those 5 golfballs better watch out.

Posted by: Toilet advertisers everywhere at June 29, 2022 06:18 PM (qfLjt)

368 2022 06:12 PM (OalnH)

You think it would have been after Carter. In this case, the whiplash from Trump's economy to Biden's is 1000x more searing.
Posted by: Ordinary American at June 29, 2022 06:15 PM (H8QX

But the LIVs still dont get it. They need pain. Severe pain. Like 18% mortgages and 12% unemployment pain.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 29, 2022 06:19 PM (OalnH)

369 I have a different view on the economy than all the “experts,” which certainly means I’m right. We can throw out all the dusty tomes of economic theory and thought and history. This weird economy and this unkillable inflation is caused primarily by something that never before existed in history: the deliberate and intentional sabotage of an absolutely critical industry by all three branches of government.

You guys do know which industry I mean, right? It’s ENERGY. Which means gas and oil. 90% of our inflation and stagnation is the direct result of lunatic oil and gas policies that artificially increase — drastically — the price of oil and gas. That affects everything else.

If tomorrow some at least reasonable sane energy policy were to rise like a phoenix from the ashes, by the day after 90% of our economic problems would be solved. Inflation would be cut in half in 48 hours.

Posted by: Elric Blade at June 29, 2022 06:20 PM (PaFVw)

370 Most modern mainstream economics is an explanation why it is ok for governments to do what they want to do, for as long as they want to do it, and provide cover for when it becomes necessary to screw the shortfall out of the general public

Posted by: Kindltot at June 29, 2022 06:14 PM (xhaym)
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That is a good point. Modern Economics is no more about the mechanics of the economy, but more about wish-casting with money.

After all, AOC has an "economics degree" and she had to have the basis of supply and demand spelled out for her.

And it also seems to me that you run into economics that do not know the central subject of Economics is...scarcity.

Posted by: Axeman at June 29, 2022 06:20 PM (krQz2)

371 358 What Powell was actually saying is that he was "hoping that no one would notice and it would fix itself"
Posted by: Kindltot at June 29, 2022 06:14 PM (xhaym)


Which is very similar to Birx's statement about the lie that the vaccine would prevent infection: "We hoped it would work that way."

That would cover almost everything this administration does.

Posted by: Splunge at June 29, 2022 06:20 PM (2hil/)

372 252
GA is a state where a Republican narrowly beat a Democrat, and then proceeded to let that Democrat run a shadow government in his own name.

This, too, is the story of America.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice

YD, spend a week or 2 in the ATL and you will understand how this happens. There is open child trafficking and child sex trafficking ffs.but like knife fights... I guess its part of their culture and shit.
I'm sick of living with certain people. Let the Bolshevik Puppet accelerate the secession.

Posted by: Heavy Squats at June 29, 2022 06:20 PM (I5Rsc)

373 It can't be about scarcity, because scarcity sounds like people don't get what they want and that's mean.

Posted by: Axeman at June 29, 2022 06:21 PM (krQz2)

374 White House Press team could take punning lessons from the Horde. They suck at it.
Posted by: Muldoon
KAMALA HARRIS NAMED PUN CZAR
"She sucks too, but better" says White House insider
Posted by: MiklosWatch "
I'm pretty sure she would blow it.
Posted by: fd at June 29, 2022 06:07 PM (sn5EN)
***
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Those 5 golfballs better watch out.
Posted by: Toilet advertisers everywhere at June 29, 2022 06:18 PM (qfLjt)
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No chrome is safe on a trailer hitch.

Posted by: Axeman at June 29, 2022 06:22 PM (krQz2)

375 > "I think we now understand better how little we understand about inflation."

Yes, who would possibly have figured that quadrupling the money supply while the available goods and services were contracting or, at best, remaining stable, would lead to inflation?


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 29, 2022 06:22 PM (bW8dp)

376 Debit and credit cards have increased their max hold for gas from $125 to $175.

Jerome Powell will hear about this in 2025 and be horrified.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 29, 2022 06:22 PM (OalnH)

377 61 We live in a time where a Supreme Court Justice doesn't know what a woman is and the Chairman of the Federal Reserve doesn't understand inflation.


It's over.
Posted by: I've got bad news for you at June 29, 2022 05:26 PM (At4NM)

*******

And we live in a time when yahoos try to drill a hole into our Terran observatory located at the Skinwalker Ranch.

It's almost annoying enough to drop a big-a** asteroid onto the planet!

Posted by: The Aliens from Zeta Reticulii at June 29, 2022 06:24 PM (xxG/v)

378 Inflation was transitory last year at this time because they needed to push thru BBB.

Had they admitted 10% was coming within 12 months, Bidens presidency would be dead then, not q2 months later.

They all knew. The infrastructure bill was a pat on the Uniparty backs. And with 10% Inflation now and at least 8 % next year. That 1.3T bill is now only ~1.1T.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at June 29, 2022 06:24 PM (NW9xb)

379 No one in this government will step up and do the right things

Drill for oil you idiots!

Posted by: Gonzotx at June 29, 2022 06:24 PM (WnaQK)

380 There is no economics textbook that explains how spending $6t on covid “stimulus” does not cause massive inflation to follow. Everyone knew it was going to happen.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 29, 2022 06:25 PM (OalnH)

381 367 359 "White House Press team could take punning lessons from the Horde. They suck at it.
Posted by: Muldoon
----
You know those sounds Arab women make at funerals?
Does Kamala also do uvulations when performing the deed on the knees?

Posted by: Spellcheckers baffled at June 29, 2022 06:25 PM (qfLjt)

382 Atlanta is a fucking scary-ass place.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 29, 2022 06:27 PM (89T5c)

383 What about taking showers with his daughter? Creepy and inappropriate according to HER in her own diary. We'll just skip over that, huh, and focus on some loony and instantly refuted claim that Trump accosted his limo driver.

And of course the media would have also ignored it if Ivanka confided creepy showers with her father.

Posted by: Ordinary American at June 29, 2022 06:27 PM (H8QX8)

384 What Powell was actually saying is that he was "hoping that no one would notice and it would fix itself"
Posted by: Kindltot at June 29, 2022 06:14 PM (xhaym)

Which is very similar to Birx's statement about the lie that the vaccine would prevent infection: "We hoped it would work that way."

That would cover almost everything this administration does.

Posted by: Splunge at June 29, 2022 06:20 PM (2hil/)
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The Left can be described in one word: Plastics Infantile.

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun & games & Starveflation aims at June 29, 2022 06:29 PM (5SW2U)

385
Posted by: Elric Blade
The West is currently being Deindustrialized so our Overlords and their Simps can have enough resources for a 4th Industrial Revolution. Shit has been talked about and drawn up for decades.
Lowering fuel costs will help; lets do all asset inflation of all markets. Bailouts killed us. Central Banking is a pillar of Communism. Guess what the FED is.
The real communist revolution occurred in America before anywhere else. They won early and control everything from language to what thoughts normals think. They write the history books claiming to be the victims. They lie about everything and project onto us.
Yes, I'm in a mood.

Posted by: Heavy Squats at June 29, 2022 06:30 PM (I5Rsc)

386 Atlanta is a fucking scary-ass place.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 29, 2022 06:27 PM (89T5c)

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Was in Detroit for one-week work gig in 1998.

I didn't walk, but ran, around the streets at night. And when I worked in downtown Oakland in the mid-90s, I illegally carried a concealed weapon (because the Sheriff's Office turned me down for one).

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun & games & Starveflation aims at June 29, 2022 06:33 PM (5SW2U)

387 359 "White House Press team could take punning lessons from the Horde. They suck at it.
Posted by: Muldoon

She not man with hand in pocket.

Posted by: Confucius at June 29, 2022 06:15 PM (krQz2)
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Man with hand in pocket maybe not playing Pocket-Billiards?

Posted by: Beware the Sticky Hand Gang from D.C. at June 29, 2022 06:34 PM (qfLjt)

388 Atlanta is a fucking scary-ass place.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory

Yup.
Its bad. The underground rot is monetized and part of the economy (rap music scene as a cover and other covers like the tattoo industry... I'm old enough to remember just 10 years ago that tatting up your entire body was red flags like violent inmate red flag)
...and like knife fights, its part of their culture now. They are brainwashed and there is zero hope in turning them around. Then you have the Cartel soldiers, who are really just day laborers or good fathers sez the AWFL and man hating White Women.
Atlanta should be [REDACTED].

Posted by: Heavy Squats at June 29, 2022 06:36 PM (I5Rsc)

389 The West is currently being Deindustrialized so our Overlords and their Simps can have enough resources for a 4th Industrial Revolution. Shit has been talked about and drawn up for decades.
Lowering fuel costs will help; lets do all asset inflation of all markets. Bailouts killed us. Central Banking is a pillar of Communism. Guess what the FED is.
The real communist revolution occurred in America before anywhere else. They won early and control everything from language to what thoughts normals think. They write the history books claiming to be the victims. They lie about everything and project onto us.
Yes, I'm in a mood.

Posted by: Heavy Squats at June 29, 2022 06:30 PM (I5Rsc)
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Indeed. Ayn Rand foresaw this -- see her 1971 publication "The Return of the Primitive: The Anti-Industrial Revolution."

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun & games & Starveflation aims at June 29, 2022 06:37 PM (5SW2U)

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