Wednesday Morning Rant [Joe Mannix]

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The Boogeyman

Everything in public life today indicates the unserious and obsessive passions of those running the show. Behavior from the highest corridors of power to corporate boardrooms to lecture halls, classrooms, doctors' offices and the press appears to be just so much obsession with minutia and symbolic enemies. It's passionate argument over which flavor of fancy coffee creamer to use or who hates the symbolic enemy more as the house burns down.

This is perhaps nowhere more apparent than in the stupid, venal, partisan and obsessive pile of trash that used to be called "the press." The flippant and casual immaturity with which the press addresses the developments and stories of the day is breathtaking. There were two headlines recently that underscore their unprofessional and obsessive behavior, both of which were brought to my attention by fellow Morons.

First, there was last week's thinly-reported 95-1 vote in the Senate to approve the entry of Sweden and Finland into NATO. This does not make their entry a done deal by any means, but it is an important step. Whatever your opinions on NATO, the potential expansion of that organization or the consequences of it, this action is a big deal. 48 out of 50 Republicans (Hawley voted against; Paul voted present) joined 47 Democrats on the "yes" vote. And how did Washington's premier gossip rag "The Hill" cover this fairly big story? The headline is McConnell gets win on Trump in NATO vote. The partisan hacks and Trump-obsessives cannot help themselves.

This is a story about a Biden Administration ambition to expand NATO and broad bipartisan support. McConnell likely had fairly little to do with it, beyond whipping his caucus - but it didn't need much whipping. The House version passed with just 18 opposition votes from Republicans. This is something both parties and the administration want. This isn't about McConnell and it isn't about Trump. Trump was a NATO skeptic, but - in case you've forgotten - he hasn't been in power for more than two years. Yet the asinine and obsessive framing remains: this is a great victory by McConnell over Trump, despite the fact that this is an ambition of the current administration. It doesn't matter that this move is - justified or not - provocative or that it marks a major escalation in geopolitics. They must make it about their boogeyman.

Second, that great reservoir of journalistic integrity - USA Today - had its coverage of the Mar-a-Lago raid. One headline was notable for how it made it very clear what this is about: The truth? A lot can still go wrong, but FBI search on Trump's Mar-a-Lago was cathartic. It was cathartic you see. We all needed a great emotional release because we're all Trump-obsessed idiots, so this was necessary even if it is unsuccessful. This unprecedented, dangerous and - despite the efforts at normalization - extremely controversial action is needed because we need an anti-Trump dopamine hit. Hell of a take, USA Today. You're clearly very serious people.

These people are foolish mental children. Things that have nothing to do with their boogeyman are reframed as being great victories against the boogeyman. Things that are unprecedented, provocative, corrosive, destructive or controversial are all just great because it's a strike on the boogeyman. The boogeyman is all there is, and all things are explained by their intersection with him.

But they're serious. And balanced. And fair. And smart. And very, very serious. They're not at all unserious, obsessive, partisan idiots. Not. At. All.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 11:00 AM




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1 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 11:00 AM (Zz0t1)

2 John Wick...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 11:00 AM (LvTSG)

3 Hola

Posted by: Thanatopsis at August 10, 2022 11:00 AM (DuXas)

4 But they're serious. And balanced. And fair. And smart. And very, very serious. They're not at all unserious, obsessive, partisan idiots. Not. At. All.

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The more people see the press as partisan polemists, the better.

The press was never objective. That myth needs to die.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 11:01 AM (LvTSG)

5 Footage of the FBI after they went through Melania's clothes: https://tinyurl.com/26kx7edp

Posted by: Ian S. at August 10, 2022 11:01 AM (ZGrMX)

6 These people are foolish mental children. Things that have nothing to do with their boogeyman are reframed as being great victories against the boogeyman. Things that are unprecedented, provocative, corrosive, destructive or controversial are all just great because it's a strike on the boogeyman. The boogeyman is all there is, and all things are explained by their intersection with him.

Trump is their Baba Yaga. They'd better hope he has no pencils.

Posted by: Archimedes at August 10, 2022 11:02 AM (/NCI4)

7 It was cathartic you see. We all needed a great emotional release because we're all Trump-obsessed idiots, so this was necessary even if it is unsuccessful.

I work with LIVs and leftoids and not one of them mentioned this raid. It may be cathartic only for the Beltway and NYC elites.

this sheet will come back to bite them...hard

Posted by: kallisto at August 10, 2022 11:02 AM (dCxaZ)

8 The dancing goblins will have to be dealt with at some point.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 10, 2022 11:03 AM (44ww/)

9

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at August 10, 2022 11:03 AM (SWi3y)

10 this sheet will come back to bite them...hard

I think they've already realized that creating Don of Arc was foolish.

Posted by: Archimedes at August 10, 2022 11:03 AM (/NCI4)

11 7 I work with LIVs and leftoids and not one of them mentioned this raid. It may be cathartic only for the Beltway and NYC elites.

this sheet will come back to bite them...hard
Posted by: kallisto at August 10, 2022 11:02 AM (dCxaZ)

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It works with the Americans obsessed with the 1/6 committee hearings.

You know...those things that are failing so badly.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 11:03 AM (LvTSG)

12 Also, I'm in a public-facing job. Not one pyrsyn has come in and even mentioned the action, let alone breathlessly celebrate it.

Posted by: kallisto at August 10, 2022 11:03 AM (dCxaZ)

13 Journalism majors thank the god they don't believe in every day for Education majors keeping them off the bottom of the Entering Freshman SAT scores.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 10, 2022 11:04 AM (yQpMk)

14 Let that boy boogie woogie. It's in him, and it's got to come out.

Posted by: DB at August 10, 2022 11:04 AM (geLO8)

15 Um, I'm not sure I am in favor of expanding NATO, especially not further east at this time. It could be seen as a provocative move.

Alas, not wanting a world war probably makes me some sort of terrorist.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at August 10, 2022 11:04 AM (8548M)

16 I work with LIVs and leftoids and not one of them mentioned this raid. It may be cathartic only for the Beltway and NYC elites.

Same here. Nobody's talking about this outside of the media and Ace.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 10, 2022 11:04 AM (ZGrMX)

17 @4

>>The press was never objective. That myth needs to die.

"The American press is a shame and a reproach to a civilized people. When a man is too lazy to work and too cowardly to steal, he becomes an editor and manufactures public opinion."
--
William T. Sherman

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 10, 2022 11:04 AM (uHb3k)

18 John Wick...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang

Had a dick....

Posted by: JT at August 10, 2022 11:04 AM (T4tVD)

19 USA Today's only reason for existing is to provide hotels with disposable doormats.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 10, 2022 11:04 AM (Y5qcH)

20 hiya

Posted by: JT at August 10, 2022 11:04 AM (T4tVD)

21 Rent. Free.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at August 10, 2022 11:04 AM (wUHYj)

22 17 "The American press is a shame and a reproach to a civilized people. When a man is too lazy to work and too cowardly to steal, he becomes an editor and manufactures public opinion."
--
William T. Sherman
Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 10, 2022 11:04 AM (uHb3k)

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But then the government offered broadcasting licenses and they all became truthful and objective.

Over night.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 11:04 AM (LvTSG)

23 Posted by: Ian S. at August 10, 2022 11:01 AM (ZGrMX)

hilarious. That one agent looks particularly sassy in the leather skirt.

Posted by: kallisto at August 10, 2022 11:05 AM (dCxaZ)

24 The FBI insists this was just a panty raid!
Melania better count her panties, probably missing a few now.

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at August 10, 2022 11:05 AM (w9Wax)

25 Trump is their Baba Yaga.

An old woman with extremely saggy tits? (If you don't get the joke, John Wick actually got it wrong).

Posted by: Ian S. at August 10, 2022 11:05 AM (ZGrMX)

26 "95-1 vote in the Senate to approve the entry of Sweden and Finland into NATO"

This is a great idea if our ultimate goal is to get our Woke Military killed for no good reason.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at August 10, 2022 11:05 AM (qpX6U)

27 They need their two minutes of daily hate against Emmanuel Goldstein Donald J. Trump.

It's all they have that gives meaning to their otherwise meaningless lives. Not that long ago, they'd all be factory drones or farmworkers, assuming they survived childhood.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 10, 2022 11:06 AM (YIVH2)

28 Trump really broke the lot of them.

Posted by: 496 at August 10, 2022 11:06 AM (VJsqe)

29 Those mass orgasms on CNN/MSNBC have been mildly entertaining.

Posted by: BignJames at August 10, 2022 11:06 AM (AwYPR)

30 Um, I'm not sure I am in favor of expanding NATO, especially not further east at this time. It could be seen as a provocative move.

Alas, not wanting a world war probably makes me some sort of terrorist.
Posted by: Mrs. Peel at August 10, 2022 11:04 AM (8548M)
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I am not in favor of expanding NATO. That isn't important, though. Clearing obstacles to expanding NATO - regardless of whether you agree with that action - is a big deal, especially given current events. And The Hill covered that big story as an asinine and inaccurate (and irrelevant) "McConnell vs. Trump" story, when it has precisely nothing to do with that.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 11:06 AM (WWh8n)

31 "95-1 vote in the Senate to approve the entry of Sweden and Finland into NATO"

Is it contingent on Sweden and Finland using pronouns correctly?

Posted by: Ian S. at August 10, 2022 11:06 AM (ZGrMX)

32 Today the totally objective, straight down the middle, MSM is celebrating that inflation is a mere 8.5%. Thanks, Joe!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 10, 2022 11:07 AM (FVME7)

33 The FBI insists this was just a panty raid!
Melania better count her panties, probably missing a few now.

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at August 10, 2022 11:05 AM (w9Wax)


We'll know that they did when Joe goes on stage wearing a pair of her undies on his head.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at August 10, 2022 11:07 AM (AiZBA)

34 There's a narrative to be won. Nothing else.

Posted by: t-bird at August 10, 2022 11:07 AM (Jg92y)

35 "If I had my choice I would kill every reporter in the world, but I am sure we would be getting reports from Hell before breakfast."

-- William Tecumseh Sherman

Posted by: Greyman27 at August 10, 2022 11:07 AM (RKLPC)

36 24 The FBI insists this was just a panty raid!
Melania better count her panties, probably missing a few now.

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at August 10, 2022 11:05 AM (w9Wax)

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Brings to mind the opening of Baseketball where they're panty-raiding the wrong panty drawer by mistake.

Posted by: 496 at August 10, 2022 11:07 AM (VJsqe)

37 32 Today the totally objective, straight down the middle, MSM is celebrating that inflation is a mere 8.5%. Thanks, Joe!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 10, 2022 11:07 AM (FVME7)

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And if you cut out food and gas from the equation, we're practically even.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 11:07 AM (LvTSG)

38 There's a narrative to be won. Nothing else.
Posted by: t-bird at August 10, 2022 11:07 AM (Jg92y)
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The problem for the narrative-crafters is that the narrative is descending into self-parody.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 11:07 AM (WWh8n)

39 38 There's a narrative to be won. Nothing else.
Posted by: t-bird at August 10, 2022 11:07 AM (Jg92y)
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The problem for the narrative-crafters is that the narrative is descending into self-parody.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 11:07 AM (WWh8n)

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They bought their tickets. I say, let 'em crash.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 11:08 AM (LvTSG)

40 Well, when the entire industry (MSM) is staffed by leftists you're bound to get nothing but leftist shit from it.

That, and they've been conditioned to think they're "important" because they're on the TV and people listen to them. Whether they are believed is only now entering the debate in their little world.

Personally, I'd like to see more of the kinetic type of pushback these fuckers deserve.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 10, 2022 11:08 AM (BFigT)

41 The FBI agents should be treated like concentration camp guards. Following orders didn’t go very well for them and is no excuse for unlawful actions.

Posted by: Ron at August 10, 2022 11:08 AM (AtKtr)

42 Sweden is inconsequential. On the other hand, Finland is on Russia's border and invaded that country during WWII.

On the gripping hand, the Finnish President makes no bones about hating America.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 10, 2022 11:08 AM (yQpMk)

43 Everybody can just calm down over the "The Raid On Mar-a-Lago" (tm, pat. pending).

Sen. Miss Lindsey, after spending yesterday practicing making angry faces with the pool boy, has been all over the cable news making angry faces. The DOJ and FBI I am sure are hiding under their proverbial beds in terror.

The President needs to immediately sweep Mar-a-Lago for surveillance devices.

Posted by: Lost In Space at August 10, 2022 11:09 AM (FF+On)

44
Monkeypox has arrived here in Shithole. Great.
Posted by: gp's Nood-Stimulating Comment


Next June, let's make sure credit is given where credit is due when it comes time to celebrate Monkeypox Pride Month.

Serve them the same opprobrium that gets served to every other community that fails to curb its dogs.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 10, 2022 11:09 AM (pNxlR)

45
Also, the giving McConnell credit against Trump was just them grooming the Turtle to be their firewall again should Trump be re-elected.

The Democrats know grooming well and the Turtle's just vain enough to get suckered in by it.

Sad.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 10, 2022 11:09 AM (5NkmN)

46 Biden inflation index is based only on the price of flat screen TVs.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 10, 2022 11:09 AM (nY6ib)

47 Trump's Hurricane Season has not been as volatile as predicted by Climate Experts, but Women and Minorities are still Hardest Hit

Posted by: NYT at August 10, 2022 11:09 AM (wUHYj)

48 Everybody can just calm down over the "The Raid On Mar-a-Lago" (tm, pat. pending).

Media fact-checkers say it wasn't a raid.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 10, 2022 11:09 AM (ZGrMX)

49 "The American press is a shame and a reproach to a civilized people. When a man is too lazy to work and too cowardly to steal, he becomes an editor and manufactures public opinion."
--
William T. Sherman


"If you don't read the newspapers, you are uninformed. If you do read them, you are misinformed."

- Mark Twain

Posted by: Hitler, Goering, Himmler and Goebbels at August 10, 2022 11:09 AM (AW0uW)

50 43 The President needs to immediately sweep Mar-a-Lago for surveillance devices.
Posted by: Lost In Space at August 10, 2022 11:09 AM (FF+On)

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The guy who used his own security through his presidency? Yeah, he'll probably overlook that.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 11:09 AM (LvTSG)

51 "All these alliances in Europe really help to stabilize the continent."
--Stupid people in 1913

Posted by: 29Victor at August 10, 2022 11:10 AM (BJKQV)

52 Today the totally objective, straight down the middle, MSM is celebrating that inflation is a mere 8.5%. Thanks, Joe!

He Kept Inflation Below Historic Highs!

Posted by: Biden 2024 at August 10, 2022 11:10 AM (Jg92y)

53 USA Today writes like a fag and their shit's all retarded.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 11:10 AM (Zz0t1)

54 Excellent rant - it shows the clear inability of our current culture to have a discussion of any serious nature. And yet the Left also thinks if they just explain things to us better we'd understand and agree with their viewpoint. So maybe this bogeyman framework is the shortcut to their typical emotion (factless) appeal.

Posted by: Iris at August 10, 2022 11:10 AM (foa6+)

55 In fairness, price pressures should decline as we slide into the depression.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 10, 2022 11:10 AM (yQpMk)

56 Financial Times, paywalled, so I won't link it.

Banks highlight fossil-fuel support in ESG reversal

Major US banks including Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase are reversing course from their outspoken shift toward environmental, social and governance-focused priorities and instead touting their relationships with fossil-fuel companies. The pivot stems largely from a wave of backlash financial services companies are facing from Republican-controlled states over their intention to reduce fossil-fuel investment.

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It's the Republican's fault. Not that they lost their clients a shit ton of money in 2022. Nope, that's not the reason. R's just want the planet to die.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 10, 2022 11:11 AM (Y5qcH)

57 Now, since Stranger Things season 4 was a thing, people are going after Metallica for being *checks* of course, racist.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 10, 2022 11:11 AM (dNqv+)

58 52. disgusting. Apparently the retail sheep believes it today

Posted by: Jonah at August 10, 2022 11:11 AM (gwrBY)

59 Today the totally objective, straight down the middle, MSM is celebrating that inflation is a mere 8.5%. Thanks, Joe!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 10, 2022 11:07 AM (FVME7)
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What's *really* funny about that is how it exposes conflicting narrative objectives. If they wanted to, the press could - with some legitimacy - lay the inflation story at Trump's feet. Biden has made everything way worse and destroyed our ability to pull out of it quickly, but we'd be seeing higher (though not this in all likelihood) inflation right now regardless, even if Trump had been re-elected. You cannot do what we did during the COVID response and not suffer inflation to at least some degree.

They *could* put some of this on Trump, but they largely don't because the COVID narrative is sacrosanct and we cannot have any press that indicates that the response might have been damaging.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 11:11 AM (WWh8n)

60 Good essay, Joe Mannix. Thanks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2022 11:11 AM (wvo9L)

61 Just In: The FBI just attempted to raid Baba Yaga's hut, but it ran away.

Posted by: 29Victor at August 10, 2022 11:11 AM (BJKQV)

62 Karine Jean-Pierre@PressSec
We just received news that our economy had 0% inflation in July. While the price of some things went up, the price of others, like gas, clothing, and more, dropped.

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That'll fool the rubes!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 10, 2022 11:12 AM (FVME7)

63 Major US banks including Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase are reversing course from their outspoken shift toward environmental, social and governance-focused priorities and instead touting their relationships with fossil-fuel companies. The pivot stems largely from a wave of backlash financial services companies are facing from Republican-controlled states over their intention to reduce fossil-fuel investment.

These are our principles. If you don't like them, we have others.

Posted by: Archimedes at August 10, 2022 11:12 AM (/NCI4)

64 Footage of the FBI after they went through Melania's clothes: https://tinyurl.com/26kx7edp
Posted by: Ian S. at August 10, 2022 11:01 AM (ZGrMX)



I would've posted a still from Sixteen Candles when he held the panties up for all to see in the men's restroom.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 11:12 AM (Zz0t1)

65 Media fact-checkers say it wasn't a raid.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 10, 2022 11:09 AM (ZGrMX)


Oh, interesting that they are defensive about this little factoid.

what a bunch of spineless losers

Posted by: kallisto at August 10, 2022 11:12 AM (dCxaZ)

66 61 Just In: The FBI just attempted to raid Baba Yaga's hut, but it ran away.
Posted by: 29Victor at August 10, 2022 11:11 AM (BJKQV)

A good thing they did not go after John Wick. We know how that turned out.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 10, 2022 11:12 AM (dNqv+)

67 Energy prices at the Trumpian level would have a moderating effect on all products.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 10, 2022 11:12 AM (yQpMk)

68 I use to defend McConnell for his work on judges, but no doubt at this point he is a leader of the Deep State, along with the Bush's

Posted by: Jonah at August 10, 2022 11:12 AM (gwrBY)

69 Commenting present

Posted by: Skip's phone at August 10, 2022 11:13 AM (ISPXD)

70 Did you see McConnell's statement?

I fell asleep after the first sentence.

Posted by: I Mean at August 10, 2022 11:13 AM (9FBGz)

71 56 Major US banks including Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase are reversing course from their outspoken shift toward environmental, social and governance-focused priorities and instead touting their relationships with fossil-fuel companies. The pivot stems largely from a wave of backlash financial services companies are facing from Republican-controlled states over their intention to reduce fossil-fuel investment.
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It's the Republican's fault. Not that they lost their clients a shit ton of money in 2022. Nope, that's not the reason. R's just want the planet to die.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 10, 2022 11:11 AM (Y5qcH)

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Suddenly having to pay a couple of percent more on debt has a way of clarifying things. Oh, plus the massive inflation everywhere else.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 11:13 AM (LvTSG)

72 this sheet will come back to bite them...hard
Posted by: kallisto at August 10, 2022 11:02 AM (dCxaZ)


I hope to hell you are right

but judging from my interactions with people

i dunno, the peeps they be a stoopid

Posted by: REDACTED at August 10, 2022 11:13 AM (us2H3)

73 The fact that we are so soon hearing that they went thru Melania’s clothes tells me this was nothing but gaslighting.

Posted by: Dogbert at August 10, 2022 11:13 AM (uVDP0)

74 13 Journalism majors thank the god they don't believe in every day for Education majors keeping them off the bottom of the Entering Freshman SAT scores.
Posted by: G'rump928(c)
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Huh? Whut does that mean?

Posted by: Teachers--Our Heroes! at August 10, 2022 11:13 AM (CkFy6)

75 “I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up camp rumors and print them as fact. “ William T Sherman

Posted by: Jen the original at August 10, 2022 11:13 AM (ane7J)

76 Thanks JM. I've been enjoying these more and more as you've settled in to a very nice column. There is a lot to this theory about obsession with minutiae.

I think one important piece of the equation is how much propaganda and persuasion ("mental mindfuck" for short) is top of the ladder for all these dear diary journolists.

Especially with regards to the first story. The idea of a McConnell "win" over Trump is cucking to Trump. It is a weakening image to see him beaten by an aging turtle who is reviled by all but "True Conservatives" and seen mostly as effeminate and ineffective.

Trump doesn't allow himself to be seen as anything but strong. He is always The Guy. He's the swinging dick in the room. And they have tried for *years* to change that. If you remember they started with "Drumpf" way back in 2015. They wanted to take away his name and his brand. It didn't work. Nothing has worked. But they will keep trying.

Posted by: ... at August 10, 2022 11:14 AM (/6Rxy)

77 Wait til the spending from the just-passed Let's Be Zimbabwe Act gets going. We're going to be sighing about the good ol' days of 8.5%.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at August 10, 2022 11:14 AM (HmZuC)

78 I like the care with which the stunning white suit/hat ensemble was 'shopped onto that dopey feeb.

Posted by: kallisto at August 10, 2022 11:14 AM (dCxaZ)

79 but they largely don't because the COVID narrative is sacrosanct
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I've even seen fairly recent twatter replies going ape that PDT had nothing to do with the vaxx so it would be hard for the Left to walk that back.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 10, 2022 11:14 AM (yikp0)

80
Yes, yes. Cathartic, yes.

However, they have now normalized police action against political rivals based on the political equivalent of bringing federal charges for littering.

Given the incredible amounts of disappearing money in Democrat favorite projects, I'm guessing much more than than little picayune nothings could be brought up against, well...any Democrat in power.

The hands off pols out of office treaty by far benefitted Democrats more than Republicans.

There's an old curse - May you get want you wish for.
That seems to apply here.

Congratulations, a-holes!

Posted by: naturalfake at August 10, 2022 11:14 AM (5NkmN)

81 The fact that we are so soon hearing that they went thru Melania’s clothes tells me this was nothing but gaslighting.

It was done to fire up the (D) base, but as soon as they heard "no Trump perp walk" they tuned out. I'm not even sure what the point of mentioning that they went through Melania's clothes is.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 10, 2022 11:14 AM (ZGrMX)

82 Excellent rant - it shows the clear inability of our current culture to have a discussion of any serious nature. And yet the Left also thinks if they just explain things to us better we'd understand and agree with their viewpoint. So maybe this bogeyman framework is the shortcut to their typical emotion (factless) appeal.

Posted by: Iris at August 10, 2022 11:10 AM (foa6+)

Almost every argument devolves into name calling.

Posted by: BignJames at August 10, 2022 11:14 AM (AwYPR)

83 but judging from my interactions with people

Massachusetts though

Posted by: kallisto at August 10, 2022 11:15 AM (dCxaZ)

84 Heard on the news this morning that online threats increased dramatically since the raid on Trump's MAL compound.

No mention if it is the left making the threats or ??

Pretty amazing that in 24 hours we can determine if there are active threats being made online yet our LEO betters keep missing the actual threats - the active shooters.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at August 10, 2022 11:15 AM (N39Ws)

85 Apparently one of the AUSAs present during the raid "ordered" Trump's security to turn off all their video surveillance cameras. They refused. There's video footage of the whole thing, waiting to be "leaked."

Posted by: Greyman27 at August 10, 2022 11:15 AM (RKLPC)

86 Following orders didn’t go very well for them and is no excuse for unlawful actions.

But we didn't KNOW we were covering up their pedophilia, child trafficking, drug running, weapons sales, and money laundering! Oh, nuts. You hadn't brought that up yet...

Posted by: FBI at August 10, 2022 11:15 AM (ugV9/)

87 How long before they raid the home of Justice Thomas?

Posted by: I Mean at August 10, 2022 11:15 AM (9FBGz)

88 The Raid on Mar-a-Lago was a good film, one of Frankenheimer's first. Yul Brynner and George Segal starred, IIRC.

Posted by: spindrift at August 10, 2022 11:15 AM (h5TKJ)

89 Karine Jean-Pierre@PressSec
We just received news that our economy had 0% inflation in July. While the price of some things went up, the price of others, like gas, clothing, and more, dropped.



Celebrating the fact that things are 'cheaper' than the were after you DOUBLED them in cost isn't really going to work out how you think it will.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 11:15 AM (Zz0t1)

90 I've even seen fairly recent twatter replies going ape that PDT had nothing to do with the vaxx so it would be hard for the Left to walk that back.
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 10, 2022 11:14 AM (yikp0)


barely an inconvenience.

*uploads NPC 17.6beta*

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 10, 2022 11:15 AM (yQpMk)

91 Karine Jean-Pierre@PressSec
We just received news that our economy had 0% inflation in July. While the price of some things went up, the price of others, like gas, clothing, and more, dropped.


Yes, my gas dropped from $2.89/gal. (Jan. 2021) to $5.19/gal. (July 2022). All Hail President Biden.

Fucktards.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at August 10, 2022 11:15 AM (wUHYj)

92 It is way too late but journalism schools should be abolished. We need to dump these drama llamas who are publishing overwrought dreck that a 16 year old would read in her last years diary and be embarrassed by the overwrought emoting about little things.

I want reporters who think they have ONE job. Find and report facts about the events of the day.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at August 10, 2022 11:16 AM (3cGpq)

93 Baba Yaga thread?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 10, 2022 11:16 AM (XvPQV)

94 91 Yes, my gas dropped from $2.89/gal. (Jan. 2021) to $5.19/gal. (July 2022). All Hail President Biden.

Fucktards.
Posted by: Stu Podaso at August 10, 2022 11:15 AM (wUHYj)

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Yeah, well, now it's at $4.39, so you're better off than you were a few months ago. Also, no mean tweets.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 11:16 AM (LvTSG)

95 Pretty amazing that in 24 hours we can determine if there are active threats being made online yet our LEO betters keep missing the actual threats - the active shooters.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at August 10, 2022 11:15 AM (N39Ws)

The Uvalde shooter's nickname online was School Shooter.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 10, 2022 11:16 AM (Y5qcH)

96 It has always been a point of comedy to the left

that one of their own is posing to be a republican and is the leader of of the GOP senate

Mitch is gutless no good POS that has no idea of how to hate the left

he reserves all his hate for Trump and his supporters

Posted by: REDACTED at August 10, 2022 11:16 AM (us2H3)

97 Democrat Jamie Dimon rumored to be telling top execs at JP Morgan/Chase, that the House is gone for the Dems, and time to start hedging your bets. Gravy train is over

Posted by: Jonah at August 10, 2022 11:16 AM (gwrBY)

98 @84

>>No mention if it is the left making the threats or ??

Everything is an Op.
Everything is bullshit.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 10, 2022 11:16 AM (uHb3k)

99 The jump in the food index put the 12-month increase to 10.9%

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 10, 2022 11:16 AM (BRHaw)

100 Greg Price@greg_price11
Biden: “Our economy had 0% inflation in the month of July"

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Wait until the Big Lie media fact checks this!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 10, 2022 11:17 AM (FVME7)

101 Apparently one of the AUSAs present during the raid "ordered" Trump's security to turn off all their video surveillance cameras. They refused. There's video footage of the whole thing, waiting to be "leaked."
Posted by: Greyman27 at August 10, 2022 11:15 AM (RKLPC)
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Yeah. The fact that they didn't want ANYONE looking over their shoulder while they conducted a supposedly lawful search is a huge tell that they were up to no good. Idiots.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 10, 2022 11:17 AM (YIVH2)

102 The fact that we are so soon hearing that they went thru Melania’s clothes tells me this was nothing but gaslighting.
Posted by: Dogbert at August 10, 2022 11:13 AM (uVDP0)
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This is an odd take, but one typical of a MAGAt. How is it "nothing but gaslighting" to hear that the FBI did a thorough search and investigation of the premises. Do you really think that a man like Donald Trump would be above hiding, well, ANYTHING in a lady's clothing? The FBI had to search everywhere. Hiding or smuggling contraband in clothing isn't exactly unprecedented. I'm sure the FBI went through through the Orange Menace's closet, too, but that won't stir up weird MAGA hatred like going through The Great Trump's concubine's closet will.

What is with you people and foreign harlots? You claim to be "America First" but are the first to leap to the defense of foreigners who are working - actively or passively - to subvert our democracy.

Posted by: Democrat Activist at August 10, 2022 11:17 AM (WWh8n)

103 electricity prices rose 1.6% and were up 15.2% from a year ago

W
H
I
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Posted by: rhennigantx at August 10, 2022 11:17 AM (BRHaw)

104 our LEO betters keep missing the actual threats

Only because they want to. Case in point:

https://tinyurl.com/4h4hec3y

Posted by: Archimedes at August 10, 2022 11:17 AM (/NCI4)

105 Oh no. Stacey Abrams has tested positive for Covid.

That's terrible. Just terrible.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 10, 2022 11:17 AM (ptqGC)

106 There's video footage of the whole thing, waiting to be "leaked."

Posted by: Greyman27 at August 10, 2022 11:15 AM (RKLPC)


Awesome! We'll get to see Agent Bonifacio Leadbetter grimacing and straining to squeeze his doggies into Melania's Jimmy Choos.

Posted by: kallisto at August 10, 2022 11:17 AM (dCxaZ)

107 Sorry

meant
W
I
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Posted by: rhennigantx at August 10, 2022 11:17 AM (BRHaw)

108
If you want to understand everything the Left does with regard to Trump, view it through these three lenses and you will have it every time:

1. Put Trump on "defense"
2. Punish Trump and intimidate his associates
3. Give the media/leftards a fresh dose of Narrative

It is always those three things, not necessarily in that order.

Posted by: ... at August 10, 2022 11:17 AM (/6Rxy)

109 The major European countries have allowed themselves to be overrun by Muslims and other antagonistic cultures. There's nothing in Europe that is worth the USA defending anymore. On top of that, we have good reason to doubt the current competence of our military leadership and our executive leadership. Recruitment is down because the military now officially hates the very Americans that have traditionally signed up over our history.

This all augurs poorly for expanding NATO.

As long as the USA props up NATO, the European countries have little incentive to build their own defense.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at August 10, 2022 11:18 AM (qpX6U)

110 I'm not even sure what the point of mentioning that they went through Melania's clothes is.
Posted by: Ian S. at August 10, 2022 11:14 AM (ZGrMX)

That nothing is safe from the governmental overlords?

Or you could make it a dark joke and say the entire sordid group of men (I don't know if actual women were involved too) are either Drag Queens or anticipating transgender surgery and so "why not go through Melania's clothes?),

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2022 11:18 AM (wvo9L)

111 87. Roberts will give the new KGB a blueprint of Thomas House

Posted by: Jonah at August 10, 2022 11:18 AM (gwrBY)

112 they started with "Drumpf" way back in 2015.
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Fake News used against the media.

I can't recall the one now but it had people googling for something like e.g. "hillary corruption" [yes, I know it's not that] and getting anti-Hillary info/hits instead of whatever attack Hillary had launched against Candidate Trump using the same keywords.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 10, 2022 11:18 AM (yikp0)

113 Oh no. Stacey Abrams has tested positive for Covid.

That's terrible. Just terrible.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 10, 2022 11:17 AM (ptqGC)



Wasn't she just around O'Biden for a dog and pony show for some reason?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 11:18 AM (Zz0t1)

114 63 Major US banks including Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase are reversing course from their outspoken shift toward environmental, social and governance-focused priorities and instead touting their relationships with fossil-fuel companies.
These are our principles. If you don't like them, we have others.
Posted by: Archimedes at August 10, 2022 11:12 AM (/NCI4)

Don't believe it.

Inside the walls it's pure Klimate Klown Wokenstein all day every day.

All day. Every day.

It never stops.

Posted by: CZ = FNG, Free Republic of Florida at August 10, 2022 11:18 AM (MkuC5)

115 Gravy train is over
Posted by: Jonah at August 10, 2022 11:16 AM (gwrBY


Over our dead bodies.

Posted by: Gope Leadership at August 10, 2022 11:18 AM (9FBGz)

116 83 but judging from my interactions with people

Massachusetts though
Posted by: kallisto at August 10, 2022 11:15 AM (dCxaZ)

I GET OUT

jeezus, I aint that old !!

Posted by: REDACTED at August 10, 2022 11:18 AM (us2H3)

117 105. That means everyone at Her local Popeye's has it too

Posted by: Jonah at August 10, 2022 11:19 AM (gwrBY)

118 Allegedly they left with 15 boxes of documents according to the Fox report.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 10, 2022 11:19 AM (nY6ib)

119 I think Manhattan is just really pissed that their war with Russia isn't inspiring a great patriot upswing in support for Manhattan wars.

Posted by: Puddinhead at August 10, 2022 11:19 AM (0chEi)

120 97 Democrat Jamie Dimon rumored to be telling top execs at JP Morgan/Chase, that the House is gone for the Dems, and time to start hedging your bets. Gravy train is over
Posted by: Jonah at August 10, 2022 11:16 AM (gwrBY)

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Democrats would have to essentially gain seats to maintain their majority, and that has happened just about once in the last 50 years of first term presidential administrations of the same party (2002).

The idea that this was the presidency that bucked the trend of the governing party losing power in Congress during the midterms was always, always one of the dumbest things put forward by anyone over the last few years.

With a five seat majority, it was only a question of how small Democrats would get in the House, not if they would lose the majority.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 11:19 AM (LvTSG)

121 The Raid on Mar-a-Lago was a good film, one of Frankenheimer's first. Yul Brynner and George Segal starred, IIRC.

Honor Blackmon's nude scene was great.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 10, 2022 11:19 AM (ZGrMX)

122 115. Touche

Posted by: Jonah at August 10, 2022 11:19 AM (gwrBY)

123 Posted by: Democrat Activist at August 10, 2022 11:17 AM (WWh8n)

Well done. I chuckled out loud.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 10, 2022 11:19 AM (yQpMk)

124 There are Melania panties now on eBay

$299.00

Posted by: Yo! Ultra MAGA at August 10, 2022 11:19 AM (QSxnj)

125 Melania just had every last bit of her clothing removed from the premises for de-lousing.

Posted by: kallisto at August 10, 2022 11:19 AM (dCxaZ)

126 Trump is their Baba Yaga. They'd better hope he has no pencils.

Posted by: Archimedes at August 10, 2022 11:02 AM (/NCI4)


And all of them, except people offended because Trump said 'p---y', have been played by the Deep State. The Deep State and their Media monkeys fabricated a narrative that Trump is a racist, gay-hating, Muslim-hating, women's rights-hating, abortion-hating, treasonous, totalitarian monster.

This was done to recruit the masses of foot soldiers the Deep State needed to battle Trump and his supporters in the trenches on their terms, not on economic or national security terms. The narrative was also used to justify any legal or Congressional action against Trump, in order to slow him down and eventually get him out of office, in order to protect the Deep State's hold on power.

Posted by: Gref at August 10, 2022 11:19 AM (AMIL/)

127 13 Journalism majors thank the god they don't believe in every day for Education majors keeping them off the bottom of the Entering Freshman SAT scores.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 10, 2022 11:04 AM (yQpMk)
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THAT!!!

Love how they renamed the 'degree' Communications. Just as Personnel became Human Resources, you know that big pile of arms, legs and torsos from which managerial staff could pick and choose.

Posted by: Ciampino - surveyors claimimg to be engineers at August 10, 2022 11:20 AM (qfLjt)

128
I think NATO is a cold war relic that people can't let go.

It doesn't matter.

Posted by: MJ at August 10, 2022 11:20 AM (zwDuR)

129 Apparently one of the AUSAs present during the raid "ordered" Trump's security to turn off all their video surveillance cameras.
___________________________________________

Like the cameras in Jeffrey Epstein's cell.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 10, 2022 11:20 AM (lf83v)

130 105 Oh no. Stacey Abrams has tested positive for Covid.

That's terrible. Just terrible.

wutz even worser is Covid just tested positive for Stacy Abrams

there is no known cure

Posted by: REDACTED at August 10, 2022 11:20 AM (us2H3)

131 89. That is how the government budgets. If a department gets its increase reduced the gov crowd that they cut spending.

Posted by: Jen the original at August 10, 2022 11:20 AM (ane7J)

132 I think NATO is a cold war relic that people can't let go.

It doesn't matter.

Posted by: MJ at August 10, 2022 11:20 AM (zwDuR)



But it MAKES BILLIONS!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 11:20 AM (Zz0t1)

133 Cathartic?
Watching USA Today burn to the ground would be cathartic.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 10, 2022 11:20 AM (anj39)

134 Yeah. The fact that they didn't want ANYONE looking over their shoulder while they conducted a supposedly lawful search is a huge tell that they were up to no good. Idiots.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 10, 2022 11:17 AM (YIVH2)
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I know that law is meaningless, but is there actually any right for the government to tell a private citizen that he cannot film or photograph anything he pleases when on his own property? There is no "interference" or "obstruction" claim to be made, nor is there a "safety" argument, nor is there an arguable "time, place and manner" exception because it isn't in public.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 11:20 AM (WWh8n)

135 120. Well Said, with Redistricting GOP already has the House. The Walorski sadness in Indiana, needs to be rectified

Posted by: Jonah at August 10, 2022 11:21 AM (gwrBY)

136 Allegedly they left with 15 boxes of documents according to the Fox report.


If I interpreted correctly, the boxes had been packed by the National Archives folks for the Trump Admin and never unpacked while at MAL. Super serial search for classified docs, yo.

Posted by: Greyman27 at August 10, 2022 11:21 AM (RKLPC)

137 I tweeted this morning that the FBI were going through Melania's clothing to pick up a few things for Jill.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 10, 2022 11:21 AM (ptqGC)

138 I GET OUT

jeezus, I aint that old !!

Posted by: REDACTED at August 10, 2022 11:18 AM (us2H3)


My apologies. I didn't know anyone was allowed out of The Codfish State.

Posted by: kallisto at August 10, 2022 11:21 AM (dCxaZ)

139 Yes I noticed that inflation paused in July. I think the recession is offsetting the inflation pressures. Companies are offering sales and discounts left and right. My read is that former customers are having to reduce spending and retailers have to move old inventory even if they are making no profit on it.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at August 10, 2022 11:21 AM (3cGpq)

140 >>>Democrat Jamie Dimon rumored to be telling top execs at JP Morgan/Chase, that the House is gone for the Dems, and time to start hedging your bets. Gravy train is over.

Over for the Dems, you mean. For the corporations, it just means they'll be writing checks to different people come January. I'd love to be proved wrong, but I don't have a lot of faith the R's are going anything more than generate fog and noise.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at August 10, 2022 11:21 AM (HmZuC)

141 Oh no. Stacey Abrams has tested positive for Covid.
That's terrible. Just terrible.


It's summertime. Nobody is sick.

Posted by: t-bird at August 10, 2022 11:21 AM (ugV9/)

142 I'll do a serious indian dance.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at August 10, 2022 11:21 AM (CH4yF)

143 Allegedly they left with 15 boxes of documents Melania's underpants according to the Fox report.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 10, 2022 11:19 AM (nY6ib)
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FIFY - Went with "underpants" instead of "panties". Matt Groening always used "underpants" when he could in The Simpsons and Futurama because he thought that word was funnier...YMMV

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 10, 2022 11:22 AM (YIVH2)

144 Celebrating the fact that things are 'cheaper' than the were after you DOUBLED them in cost isn't really going to work out how you think it will.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 11:15 AM (Zz0t1)

Obama admin famously did that with something but I put it out of my mind. Was it unemployment? They brought it from 5 up to 12 and then bragged when it went down to 10. Something like that.

Posted by: ... at August 10, 2022 11:22 AM (/6Rxy)

145
It's summertime. Nobody is sick.
Posted by: t-bird at August 10, 2022 11:21 AM (ugV9/)



My daughter had a 100.3 fever last night. Took 2 Tylenol severe cold/flu.

Was 97.7 at 8:00 this morning.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 11:22 AM (Zz0t1)

146 118 Allegedly they left with 15 boxes of documents according to the Fox report.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 10, 2022 11:19 AM (nY6ib)

they grabbed the boxes to cover up for the empty safe

Jerry Rivers shoulda thought of that ruse

Posted by: REDACTED at August 10, 2022 11:22 AM (us2H3)

147 I tweeted this morning that the FBI were going through Melania's clothing to pick up a few things for Jill.

Can you believe it? Not a single pair of crotchless panties or fishnet stockings. Has this woman no fashion sense?

Posted by: Dr. Jill at August 10, 2022 11:22 AM (/NCI4)

148 Inflation went from 9.1% down to 8.5%. It's still high as shit.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 10, 2022 11:22 AM (Y5qcH)

149 I'll do a serious indian dance.
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^This.

Posted by: Elizabeth Warren at August 10, 2022 11:23 AM (lf83v)

150 I tweeted this morning that the FBI were going through Melania's clothing to pick up a few things for Jill.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 10, 2022 11:21 AM (ptqGC)

Hunter

Posted by: ... at August 10, 2022 11:23 AM (/6Rxy)

151 Only time a the party in power gained House seats on a two year itch, was after 9/11 for Bush, and Kennedy in 1962.

Last two year itches for the Dems produced a GOP net gain of 53 in 1994, and 63 in 2010

Posted by: Jonah at August 10, 2022 11:23 AM (gwrBY)

152 I know that law is meaningless, but is there actually any right for the government to tell a private citizen that he cannot film or photograph anything he pleases when on his own property? There is no "interference" or "obstruction" claim to be made, nor is there a "safety" argument, nor is there an arguable "time, place and manner" exception because it isn't in public.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 11:20 AM (WWh8n)
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"I AM THE LAW!"

Posted by: Judge Feeb at August 10, 2022 11:23 AM (YIVH2)

153 @139

>>Yes I noticed that inflation paused in July. I think the recession is offsetting the inflation pressures.

Perhaps but I just paid 9.29 for a gallon of Tropicana OJ, the administration is not going to be able to Jedi mind trick that away no matter what bullsh*t they sling.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 10, 2022 11:23 AM (uHb3k)

154 Allegedly they left with 15 boxes of documents according to the Fox report.
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The 15 boxes the National Archives sent to him.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 10, 2022 11:23 AM (yikp0)

155 I'm assuming there are security cameras in Trump's house.

And he has a copy of the warrant.

He's about to go on offense.

Posted by: MJ at August 10, 2022 11:23 AM (zwDuR)

156 The Road to Mar-a-Lago was one of the best Bob Hope /Bing Crosby movies.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 10, 2022 11:24 AM (FVME7)

157 139 Yes I noticed that inflation paused in July. I think the recession is offsetting the inflation pressures. Companies are offering sales and discounts left and right. My read is that former customers are having to reduce spending and retailers have to move old inventory even if they are making no profit on it.
Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at August 10, 2022 11:21 AM (3cGpq)

When you have to spend all your money on food, gas, and rent, you ain't buying clothes, shoes, and Chinese crap. I got some AMAZING Kohl's clothing deals (under $2 shirt, under $5 pants) this month b/c they held off clearancing winter stuff as long as they could, but no one was buying, so then they just needed it gone...

Posted by: Nova local at August 10, 2022 11:24 AM (exHjb)

158 My daughter had a 100.3 fever last night. Took 2 Tylenol severe cold/flu.

Was 97.7 at 8:00 this morning.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 11:22 AM (Zz0t1)

I hope she's doing OK

but I wouldn't worry too much

kids are young

Posted by: REDACTED at August 10, 2022 11:24 AM (us2H3)

159 24 The FBI insists this was just a panty raid!
Melania better count her panties, probably missing a few now.

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at August 10, 2022 11:05 AM (w9Wax)
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They only took from the dirty hamper.

Posted by: Ciampino - ceryain Japanese are jealous at August 10, 2022 11:24 AM (qfLjt)

160 140. You are correct sir

Posted by: Jonah at August 10, 2022 11:24 AM (gwrBY)

161 "26 "95-1 vote in the Senate to approve the entry of Sweden and Finland into NATO"

This is a great idea if our ultimate goal is to get our Woke Military killed for no good reason."

I've heard variations on this arguing against admitting Finland and Sweden. The reality is that while their current military spending is below the 2% target they actually invested heavily beforehand going back to the 80's and 90's. Finland and Sweden are both obsessed with the idea of being attacked by Russia. Sweden has an entire system of hundreds of dispersal airbases which could be used in the event of an attack to get their aircraft to survive an initial attack. They've developed their own combat aircraft, missiles, SAMS, firearms, their version of the Leopard 2 tank is one of the best in the world. They have 120 combat aircraft, the british who are the US's biggest ally, have roughly 144. They have their own AWACs aircraft. They have about 280 tanks, all of which are leopard 2 variants, which is more than Germany has. They have 11 very capable combat ships, and 5 extremely quiet and relatively new subs. Its not a huge navy, but respectable.

Posted by: P.Mo. at August 10, 2022 11:24 AM (6Cx+M)

162 Show me on the search warrant where you have the authority to disable video cameras.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 10, 2022 11:24 AM (lf83v)

163 I interpreted correctly, the boxes had been packed by the National Archives folks for the Trump Admin and never unpacked while at MAL. Super serial search for classified docs, yo.
Posted by: Greyman27 at August 10, 2022 11:21 AM (RKLPC)

That would make sense. Are these the boxes the National Archives went whining to Garland about?

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 10, 2022 11:24 AM (nY6ib)

164 Oh no. Stacey Abrams has tested positive for Covid.

That's terrible. Just terrible.

Posted by: Jane D'oh

At least it wasn't the Where the Sun Don't Shine pox.

Posted by: JT at August 10, 2022 11:24 AM (T4tVD)

165 Prices double every 8.5 at 8.5% inflation.

An interesting symmetry but still bad.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 10, 2022 11:24 AM (yQpMk)

166
I hope she's doing OK

but I wouldn't worry too much

kids are young
Posted by: REDACTED at August 10, 2022 11:24 AM (us2H3)



Said she felt a LOT better this morning and went off to her last first day of high school.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 11:25 AM (Zz0t1)

167 Inflation went from 9.1% down to 8.5%. It's still high as shit.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 10, 2022 11:22 AM (Y5qcH)

Green shoots, or Green Shits ?

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at August 10, 2022 11:25 AM (S+j2h)

168 It's summertime. Nobody is sick.
Posted by: t-bird at August 10, 2022 11:21 AM (ugV9/)


My daughter had a 100.3 fever last night. Took 2 Tylenol severe cold/flu.

Was 97.7 at 8:00 this morning.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 11:22 AM (Zz0t1)


Husband has 100.4 and is throwing up. Mom has a cold (sore throat, coughing, sneezing, fatigue). Both of them need to keep their cooties away from me.

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 10, 2022 11:25 AM (DRSnL)

169 It's the Democrats Propaganda Ministry plain and simple

Posted by: Skip's phone at August 10, 2022 11:25 AM (ISPXD)

170 Wikipedia is doing its beg-a-thon again.

Imma donate 2 cents with a message: Get woke, go broke wiki.

Posted by: kallisto at August 10, 2022 11:25 AM (dCxaZ)

171 >.The Raid on Mar-a-Lago was a good film, one of Frankenheimer's first. Yul Brynner and George Segal starred, IIRC.

Honor Blackmon's nude scene was great.

Posted by: Ian S.


I like the part where Steve McQueen jumps a Volkswagen over some railroad tracks

Posted by: DB at August 10, 2022 11:25 AM (geLO8)

172
At least it wasn't the Where the Sun Don't Shine pox.
Posted by: JT at August 10, 2022 11:24 AM (T4tVD)



Yet.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 11:25 AM (Zz0t1)

173 Yeah, well, now it's at $4.39, so you're better off than you were a few months ago. Also, no mean tweets.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison


I gassed up this past Monday, and it was $4.89. The top of my gas tank is bone dry because I haven't filled it completely in months. I put in $40 and that gets me to work and back for a couple weeks. Only fill up if going on a roadtrip.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at August 10, 2022 11:25 AM (wUHYj)

174 Apparently one of the AUSAs present during the raid "ordered" Trump's security to turn off all their video surveillance cameras.

It's ok, we can plant evidence in the boxes AFTER we remove them from Mar-a-Lago. Video can't be admitted as evidence. 302's are the gold standard.

Posted by: FBI at August 10, 2022 11:25 AM (Jg92y)

175 141 Oh no. Stacey Abrams has tested positive for Covid.
That's terrible. Just terrible.
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Well, morbid obesity is a vector for the Coof.

Posted by: Puddinhead at August 10, 2022 11:25 AM (0chEi)

176
Imma donate 2 cents pesos with a message: Get woke, go broke wiki.
Posted by: kallisto at August 10, 2022 11:25 AM (dCxaZ)



Corrected for hilarity.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 11:26 AM (Zz0t1)

177 Obama had a 54% approval rating on election day 2010. Dems will lose the house big in 2022

Posted by: Jonah at August 10, 2022 11:26 AM (gwrBY)

178 I thought overweight was a bad sign of Covid deaths, get Stacy on a respirator quick

Posted by: Skip's phone at August 10, 2022 11:26 AM (ISPXD)

179 >>Yes I noticed that inflation paused in July. I think the recession is offsetting the inflation pressures.
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Inflation is the same month over month. The pause in the increase of inflation is due to softening demand for gas.

Everything else is up.

Posted by: MJ at August 10, 2022 11:26 AM (zwDuR)

180 148 Inflation went from 9.1% down to 8.5%. It's still high as shit.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 10, 2022 11:22 AM (Y5qcH)

IF you believe the dolts at the BLS

if they weren't politicized, it would be a shocker

Posted by: REDACTED at August 10, 2022 11:26 AM (us2H3)

181 I tweeted this morning that the FBI were going through Melania's clothing to pick up a few things for Jill.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 10, 2022 11:21 AM (ptqGC)


Meanwhile Joe has to explain why there is red lacy thong marked "Tuesday" under his desk.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 10, 2022 11:26 AM (anj39)

182 Green shoots, or Green Shits ?
Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at August 10, 2022 11:25 AM (S+j2h)
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Whatever I can tell my wife is "avocado toast"

Posted by: Robert Francis O'Rourke at August 10, 2022 11:26 AM (WWh8n)

183 I agree they're focusing on the wrong thing, Joe. Just thought that given there's at least one solid reason to oppose NATO expansion, it's a bit odd that the...Uniparty...

Never mind, it's not odd. Silly me.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at August 10, 2022 11:26 AM (8548M)

184 I've heard variations on this arguing against admitting Finland and Sweden. The reality is that while their current military spending is below the 2% target they actually invested heavily beforehand going back to the 80's and 90's. Finland and Sweden are both obsessed with the idea of being attacked by Russia. Sweden has an entire system of hundreds of dispersal airbases which could be used in the event of an attack to get their aircraft to survive an initial attack. They've developed their own combat aircraft, missiles, SAMS, firearms, their version of the Leopard 2 tank is one of the best in the world. They have 120 combat aircraft, the british who are the US's biggest ally, have roughly 144. They have their own AWACs aircraft. They have about 280 tanks, all of which are leopard 2 variants, which is more than Germany has. They have 11 very capable combat ships, and 5 extremely quiet and relatively new subs. Its not a huge navy, but respectable.

And yet, a few years ago, their MoD (I think) said that the best they could hope for would be to fight off Russia by a week. I don't know if that has changed in the light of the Russian performance in Ukraine.

Posted by: Archimedes at August 10, 2022 11:26 AM (/NCI4)

185 >>>First, there was last week's thinly-reported 95-1 vote in the Senate to approve the entry of Sweden and Finland into NATO.

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That's it. Game over. We're Finnished.

Posted by: NATO at August 10, 2022 11:26 AM (VJsqe)

186 I'm not even sure what the point of mentioning that they went through Melania's clothes is.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 10, 2022 11:14 AM (ZGrMX)

Depends where it originated.

If the detail came from our side, it's a great picture of pure victimization. Especially appealing to any women who might hear of it. Changes the emotional tenor of the story dramatically. Makes it personal.

This is the kind of thing the Left are pros at, but Trump runs circles around them. Do other "politicians" on our side possess such powers? Short answer, no.

Posted by: ... at August 10, 2022 11:27 AM (/6Rxy)

187 "There's video footage of the whole thing, waiting to be "leaked."

surely the FBI would find a way to turn it off themselves, even if that itself is unlawful. Seems probable that they installed some very high tech devices, as they bragged about back in 2016. I think it was Snowden that mentioned what incredible tech they have for spying ...

Posted by: illiniwek at August 10, 2022 11:27 AM (Cus5s)

188 It's ok, we can plant evidence in the boxes AFTER we remove them from Mar-a-Lago. Video can't be admitted as evidence. 302's are the gold standard.
Posted by: FBI at August 10, 2022 11:25 AM (Jg92y)
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That's a disturbing thought. I would not put it past them to remove 15 empty boxes, with the intent to manufacture evidence later. They can no doubt forge any kind of document they like, since DJT's signature should be easy to fake.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 10, 2022 11:27 AM (YIVH2)

189
The Panty Wrayed (tm)

In case no one came up with it yet.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 10, 2022 11:27 AM (jE276)

190 Yep. This is why I consume very little mainstream media content. I get my news from the Horde.

Posted by: Emmie at August 10, 2022 11:27 AM (t62xj)

191 At least it wasn't the Where the Sun Don't Shine pox.
Posted by: JT at August 10, 2022 11:24 AM (T4tVD)


Yet.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden

LOL !!!

Posted by: JT at August 10, 2022 11:27 AM (T4tVD)

192 Sweden will not send one troop to NATO. Just write checks. Worthless. Finland fought bravely in WW2

Posted by: Jonah at August 10, 2022 11:27 AM (gwrBY)

193 175 141 Oh no. Stacey Abrams has tested positive for Covid.
That's terrible. Just terrible.
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Well, morbid obesity is a vector for the Coof.
Posted by: Puddinhead at August 10, 2022 11:25 AM (0chEi)

If she doesn't die from Covid

gonna blow a hole in Fauci's theory

Posted by: REDACTED at August 10, 2022 11:28 AM (us2H3)

194 I tweeted this morning that the FBI were going through Melania's clothing to pick up a few things for Jill.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 10, 2022 11:21 AM (ptqGC)


"Rachel" Levine wanted to upgrade its wardrobe.

Posted by: Hitler, Goering, Himmler and Goebbels at August 10, 2022 11:28 AM (AW0uW)

195
Husband has 100.4 and is throwing up. Mom has a cold (sore throat, coughing, sneezing, fatigue). Both of them need to keep their cooties away from me.
Posted by: Jordan61 at August 10, 2022 11:25 AM (DRSnL)



FiL went to the ER with sore throat, cough and body pains. His inability to feed himself actual food along with it caused him to fall and be slightly incoherent.

ER gave him scripts for motrin and cough meds. That's it.

Called it another 'variant' of Covid. So, I'm guessing they're still getting $13k per 'positive test.'

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 11:28 AM (Zz0t1)

196 178 I thought overweight was a bad sign of Covid deaths, get Stacy on a respirator quick
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Hit her with Remdesivir - STAT!

Posted by: Puddinhead at August 10, 2022 11:28 AM (0chEi)

197 surely the FBI would find a way to turn it off themselves, even if that itself is unlawful. Seems probable that they installed some very high tech devices, as they bragged about back in 2016. I think it was Snowden that mentioned what incredible tech they have for spying ...
Posted by: illiniwek at August 10, 2022 11:27 AM (Cus5s)
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I imagine that Trump is going to have a bunch of spooks-for-hire sweeping the premises for bugs and other devices, and possibly active countermeasures inside. I certainly would.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 11:28 AM (WWh8n)

198 Sweden will porn it's enemies into submission

Posted by: REDACTED at August 10, 2022 11:28 AM (us2H3)

199 The Panty Wrayed (tm)

In case no one came up with it yet.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 10, 2022 11:27 AM (jE276)
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Nice

Posted by: 496 at August 10, 2022 11:28 AM (VJsqe)

200 Legal insurrection has an excellent rundown of inflation numbers for June to July by category. Food is up 1%.

Posted by: Jen the original at August 10, 2022 11:29 AM (ane7J)

201 Joe, just a "thank you" for all you (and the other cobs) do.
And to Ace for providing the site.
Those of us- and there probably aren't too many here- who have lived sheltered lives appreciate all your insight and experience, to help us make sense of the world.

Posted by: sal at August 10, 2022 11:29 AM (y40tE)

202 The FISA application process, far from being robust, consisted of rubber-stamping by FBI and DOJ officials who were, at best, willfully blind to the defects in the applications. And the agents who wrote the applications or supposedly reviewed and checked the information provided, either lied, withheld material information, included information disputed by the purported sources, or some combination of the three. In total, the Office of Inspector general found 17 significant inaccuracies or omissions and missed another one.
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You had me at lied.

Posted by: Rosemary Collyer at August 10, 2022 11:29 AM (QzkJ5)

203 Excellent rant - it shows the clear inability of our current culture to have a discussion of any serious nature. And yet the Left also thinks if they just explain things to us better we'd understand and agree with their viewpoint. So maybe this bogeyman framework is the shortcut to their typical emotion (factless) appeal.
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I don't know if you are male or female, blonde or brunette, but I am blonde and a female, and I don't know how many times I've gotten the feeling that you describe! People ( mostly men) seem to think that if they just talk slower and louder I'll agree with them!!

Posted by: Chillin the most at August 10, 2022 11:29 AM (EU97I)

204 9 hours, guarded by fully automatic weapons, because they lost the key to the storage closet and were sure it was hidden in Melania's panty drawer.

The FBI at its finest .

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at August 10, 2022 11:30 AM (Zf0+a)

205 Called it another 'variant' of Covid. So, I'm guessing they're still getting $13k per 'positive test.'

*

Yep. You've got to admit, it's badass that they've made people afraid of what happened three or four times in every year prior.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Gas demand is below pandemic levels at August 10, 2022 11:30 AM (AAC7s)

206 Every American is entitled to their dreams. Mine include a hope that every single person involved in this raid loses their jobs and, howling "But I was just doing what I was told!", goes into a cold November 2024 rain, searching for a spot under a bridge not already occupied by ex-WaPo/NYT fascist activists.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 10, 2022 11:30 AM (oODSR)

207
I don't know if you are male or female, blonde or brunette, but I am blonde and a female, and I don't know how many times I've gotten the feeling that you describe! People ( mostly men) seem to think that if they just talk slower and louder I'll agree with them!!
Posted by: Chillin the most at August 10, 2022 11:29 AM (EU97I)



You know the rules.......

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 11:30 AM (Zz0t1)

208 Letting Sweden and Finland just means more countries that will expect the USA to shoulder their defense.

I for one am against that.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at August 10, 2022 11:30 AM (u4CEu)

209 >Allegedly they left with 15 boxes of documents according to the Fox report.

That's a lot of mean tweets.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 10, 2022 11:30 AM (44ww/)

210 Finland fought bravely in WW2
Posted by: Jonah at August 10, 2022 11:27 AM (gwrBY)

Yeah, for the Nazis.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 10, 2022 11:30 AM (Y5qcH)

211 Every American is entitled to their dreams. Mine include a hope that every single person involved in this raid loses their jobs and, howling "But I was just doing what I was told!", goes into a cold November 2024 rain, searching for a spot under a bridge not already occupied by ex-WaPo/NYT fascist activists.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 10, 2022 11:30 AM (oODSR)
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This would be nice, except that nothing lasts forever - not even cold November rain.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 11:31 AM (WWh8n)

212 You know the rules.......
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 11:30 AM (Zz0t1)


.....and so do I.

Posted by: Rick Astley at August 10, 2022 11:31 AM (ZGrMX)

213 I wish Santelli would move to Fox Business. CNBC is a left wing shithole owned by Comcast

Posted by: Jonah at August 10, 2022 11:31 AM (gwrBY)

214 This sun-kissed blonde in a dress doesn't fear the boogeyman:
https://is.gd/wCY2MS

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 11:31 AM (WWh8n)

215 Today I am finally 29 (and change). I'd like to take this time to thank ace, the COBs and the Horde for the laughs, tears, knowledge, movie reviews, musical interludes, art critiques and more over the years.

My birthday wish for us all is to live in less interesting times.

Cheers.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at August 10, 2022 11:31 AM (wUHYj)

216 Posted by: Stu Podaso at August 10, 2022 11:31 AM (wUHYj)
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Happy birthday!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 11:32 AM (WWh8n)

217 The Finns have 240 Leopard 2 tanks, They have about 120 combat aircraft (including 64 F-35s). Their military was largely carved out during the cold war due to their proximity to Russia. They were using Mig21s up until 1998. They are in the process of a major rebuild. Their navy needs a lot of work. They've been spending close to the 2% mark for many years, with around 1.5% being normal. But they started really far behind.

Posted by: P.Mo. at August 10, 2022 11:32 AM (6Cx+M)

218 MSM is giddy inflation is down to 8.5% (officially) and gas is under $4 (due to people not driving if they don't have too) and this is supposed to make us happy? Just what would an economic disaster look like to these people?


Wait until the strategic petroleum is depleted. What then will America's best and brightest do?

Posted by: Ripley at August 10, 2022 11:32 AM (MxEKc)

219 Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 10, 2022 11:30 AM (oODSR)

My dream is a little more "colorful".

Posted by: ... at August 10, 2022 11:32 AM (/6Rxy)

220 I am blonde and a female, and ...People ( mostly men) seem to think that if they just talk slower and louder I'll agree with them!!

OUR TOP STORY TONIGHT...

Posted by: Archimedes at August 10, 2022 11:32 AM (/NCI4)

221 210. Good point. They hated Stalin more than Hitler. Croats fought with Nazis also

Posted by: Jonah at August 10, 2022 11:32 AM (gwrBY)

222 FiL went to the ER with sore throat, cough and body pains. His inability to feed himself actual food along with it caused him to fall and be slightly incoherent.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 11:28 AM (Zz0t1)


Oof. Mom isn't that bad, thank goodness. However, husband insists he has appendicitis and is dying, because he's a total drama queen.

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 10, 2022 11:32 AM (DRSnL)

223 177 Obama had a 54% approval rating on election day 2010. Dems will lose the house big in 2022
Posted by: Jonah at August 10, 2022 11:26 AM (gwrBY)

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Also, when people talk about bad candidates for Senate, we do have extreme examples like Todd Akin and Christine McDonald (?), but most of the time when "quality of candidates" becomes a driving narrative post-election, it's in races that the party wouldn't have won in a "normal year".

So, Biden is historically bad. His approval rating is in the gutter (propped up, more than likely). We're going to go from the "problem candidates" being Oz in PA to someone like Tiffany Smiley in WA. If WA GOP had just nominated someone better somehow, maybe that candidate could have gone across the finish line...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 11:33 AM (LvTSG)

224 Letting Sweden and Finland just means more countries that will expect the USA to shoulder their defense.

...against the Soviet threat.

Posted by: t-bird at August 10, 2022 11:33 AM (Jg92y)

225 I think it was Snowden that mentioned what incredible tech they have for spying ...

Some of the plug-and-play and hard install devices are pretty cool. Unless its set up as a "store and forward" design, it will still emit RF (if free space), or they could egress through existing phone lines or ethernet. But I'm guessing Trump's sweeps team would easily find all of it.

Posted by: Greyman27 at August 10, 2022 11:33 AM (RKLPC)

226 Oh no. Original Fox News host Uma Pemmeraju has died at 64.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 10, 2022 11:33 AM (ptqGC)

227 37 32 Today the totally objective, straight down the middle, MSM is celebrating that inflation is a mere 8.5%. Thanks, Joe!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 10, 2022 11:07 AM (FVME7)

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And if you cut out food and gas from the equation, we're practically even.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 11:07 AM (LvTSG)


The gov numbers for inflation already have food and gas cut out.

Posted by: vic /s at August 10, 2022 11:33 AM (mZwKe)

228 This sun-kissed blonde in a dress doesn't fear the boogeyman:
https://is.gd/wCY2MS

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 11:31 AM (WWh8n)


She seems vertically challenged.

Posted by: Archer at August 10, 2022 11:33 AM (gmo/4)

229 Posted by: Stu Podaso at August 10, 2022 11:31 AM (wUHYj)

Happy Birthday!

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 10, 2022 11:33 AM (DRSnL)

230 The truth? A lot can still go wrong, but FBI search on Trump's Mar-a-Lago was cathartic. It was cathartic you see.

This perspective, it must be cathartic, has been building as a central tenet for years within the Uniparty, and it most certainly rocketed off to places yet to be known the moment then candidate Trump came down the golden elevator. Orwell's Two Minutes of Hate and the North Korean cathartic wailing at the proper moment point out that institutionalized cathartic expression serves totalitarian masters well. To fail at being properly cathartic at all times is the equivalent of standing around naked in a crowded public space; everyone stares, and everyone knows who must be avoided and quite rightly hauled away.

Posted by: Lost In Space at August 10, 2022 11:33 AM (FF+On)

231 Baba Yaga

And inviting Sweden and Finland into NATO is idiotic and will lead to more conflict. Nobody with an IQ above room temperature should be taking a victory lap.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 10, 2022 11:34 AM (ZLI7S)

232 Happy Birthday Stu !

Posted by: JT at August 10, 2022 11:34 AM (T4tVD)

233 Stacey Abrams was weighed at the hospital with one of those talking scales. When she got on the scale said "Only one at a time please."

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at August 10, 2022 11:34 AM (u4CEu)

234 Better hit Melania's panties with the black light.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 10, 2022 11:34 AM (W/9Bb)

235 211 This would be nice, except that nothing lasts forever - not even cold November rain.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 11:31 AM (WWh8n)

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Once the rain is over, then we can start tracking our tears again.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 11:34 AM (LvTSG)

236 Master of elocution.

JOE BIDEN: "You know, NATO was formed out of the wreckage of World War II as we all know, where war, you know, it has, look, just be straight about it, wars have repeatedly riven the continent, engulfed the world in conflicts."

https://bit.ly/3bO0Izd

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 10, 2022 11:34 AM (FVME7)

237 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 11:31 AM (WWh8n)

Orange Girl Clad

Posted by: ... at August 10, 2022 11:34 AM (/6Rxy)

238 Wait until the strategic petroleum is depleted. What then will America's best and brightest do?
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Buy it back from Chinese companies with Hunter and Pelosi's son on their boards??

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 10, 2022 11:34 AM (yikp0)

239 Today is also Pug and his Missus' wedding Anniversary !

Posted by: JT at August 10, 2022 11:34 AM (T4tVD)

240 9 hours, guarded by fully automatic weapons, because they lost the key to the storage closet and were sure it was hidden in Melania's panty drawer.
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No way. They could have gone to Ace hardware and gotten a key cut in an hour. Too much bullshit.

Posted by: c'mon man! at August 10, 2022 11:34 AM (BT3ar)

241 I imagine that Trump is going to have a bunch of spooks-for-hire sweeping the premises for bugs and other devices, and possibly active countermeasures inside. I certainly would.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 11:28 AM (WWh8n)


The Secret Service better be able to do this job.

If given permission by SS HQ in DC. And if Trump trusts the SS personnel doing the sweeps. So, safest bet is hire outsiders. Outsiders should not be needed, but here we are.

Posted by: Gref at August 10, 2022 11:35 AM (AMIL/)

242 JOE BIDEN: "You know, NATO was formed out of the wreckage of World War II as we all know, where war, you know, it has, look, just be straight about it, wars have repeatedly riven the continent, engulfed the world in conflicts."

https://bit.ly/3bO0Izd

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 10, 2022 11:34 AM (FVME7)

Yet Kamala makes him sound positively Churchillian

Posted by: ... at August 10, 2022 11:35 AM (/6Rxy)

243 ... JOE BIDEN: "You know, NATO was formed out of the wreckage of World War II as we all know, where war, you know, it has, look, just be straight about it, wars have repeatedly riven the continent, engulfed the world in conflicts." ...
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 10, 2022 11:34 AM (FVME7)
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BRILLIANT

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 11:35 AM (WWh8n)

244 Nurse,
Get me the XXXL respirator stat!

Posted by: STACEY ABRAMS DOCTOR at August 10, 2022 11:35 AM (z9V4B)

245 I was happy about it when my son changed his major from journalism (dishonest bullsh*tting) to advertising (honest bullsh*tting).

Posted by: Oddbob at August 10, 2022 11:35 AM (nfrXX)

246 I know that law is meaningless, but is there actually any right for the government to tell a private citizen that he cannot film or photograph anything he pleases when on his own property?

Posted by: Joe Mannix



No, they do not have that right.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at August 10, 2022 11:35 AM (lTGtQ)

247 And inviting Sweden and Finland into NATO is idiotic and will lead to more conflict. Nobody with an IQ above room temperature should be taking a victory lap.
Posted by: JackStraw at August 10, 2022 11:34 AM (ZLI7S)

It has a very good chance to lead to a bigger war, once Russia digests Ukraine. Maybe not today, maybe not in 5 years, but eventually and sooner rather than later.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 10, 2022 11:36 AM (XvPQV)

248 243 ... JOE BIDEN: "You know, NATO was formed out of the wreckage of World War II as we all know, where war, you know, it has, look, just be straight about it, wars have repeatedly riven the continent, engulfed the world in conflicts." ...
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 10, 2022 11:34 AM (FVME7)

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Kamala's speechwriters are working for Joe now, huh?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 11:36 AM (LvTSG)

249 Happy Birthday Stu! 🎂🎉

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 10, 2022 11:36 AM (ptqGC)

250 The Secret Service better be able to do this job.

If given permission by SS HQ in DC. And if Trump trusts the SS personnel doing the sweeps. So, safest bet is hire outsiders. Outsiders should not be needed, but here we are.
Posted by: Gref at August 10, 2022 11:35 AM (AMIL/)
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If I were Trump, I'd *definitely* bring in outsiders, and the spookiest outsiders I could find.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 11:36 AM (WWh8n)

251 Finland fought bravely in WW2
Posted by: Jonah at August 10, 2022 11:27 AM (gwrBY)


But not wisely.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 10, 2022 11:36 AM (yQpMk)

252 162 Show me on the search warrant where you have the authority to disable video cameras.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot


Something, something, sources and methods.

Posted by: Eff BI at August 10, 2022 11:36 AM (wUHYj)

253 Called it another 'variant' of Covid. So, I'm guessing they're still getting $13k per 'positive test.'
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 11:28 AM (Zz0t1)

Its all over the place down here. Contagious as all hec. Half our congregation has it or is just getting over it.

Lasts about a week.

Posted by: CZ = FNG, Free Republic of Florida at August 10, 2022 11:37 AM (MkuC5)

254 Good point. They hated Stalin more than Hitler. Croats fought with Nazis also

Posted by: Jonah at August 10, 2022 11:32 AM (gwrBY)


Fun fact -- Germany's European allies were fighting against bolsheviks. Didn't give them a pass on atrocities -- just a fact.

Posted by: Archer at August 10, 2022 11:37 AM (gmo/4)

255
Yes, yes. Cathartic, yes.

I don't see catheter ads on TV anymore.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 10, 2022 11:37 AM (63Dwl)

256 Master of elocution.

JOE BIDEN: "You know, NATO was formed out of the wreckage of World War II as we all know, where war, you know, it has, look, just be straight about it, wars have repeatedly riven the continent, engulfed the world in conflicts."

https://bit.ly/3bO0Izd
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks

Looks like his eyes were all pupils; high as f**k again.

Posted by: Lost In Space at August 10, 2022 11:37 AM (FF+On)

257 It has a very good chance to lead to a bigger war, once Russia digests Ukraine. Maybe not today, maybe not in 5 years, but eventually and sooner rather than later.

Yeah, we should just give Russia whatever it wants.

Posted by: Archimedes at August 10, 2022 11:37 AM (/NCI4)

258 >>Oh no. Original Fox News host Uma Pemmeraju has died at 64.

Well that sucks. She worked in Boston before going to Fox. I met her once, seemed like a nice lady.

64 is too young to die.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 10, 2022 11:37 AM (ZLI7S)

259
I'm certain the FBO intentionally waited until Trump was out of town. Imagine the Secret Service, armed, telling the FBO, also armed, you can't come in here. It coulda gotten testy pretty damn quickly.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 10, 2022 11:37 AM (jE276)

260 JOE BIDEN: "You know, NATO was formed out of the wreckage of World War II as we all know, where war, you know, it has, look, just be straight about it, wars have repeatedly riven the continent, engulfed the world in conflicts."

I'll give him credit for knowing the word "riven". That was a surprise.

Posted by: Archimedes at August 10, 2022 11:38 AM (/NCI4)

261 I generally ignore the President-elect's tweets, but not this one. John Lewis arguably has done more to "make America great" than any living citizen. Last August, I took my son to the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma so he could understand the kind of courage and sacrifice required to live in a democratic society. John Lewis embodies that spirit. Although I've never met him, he is one of my heroes.
Thank you, Robert Reich, for saying what many of us feel, "John Lewis is the conscience of America. Donald Trump doesn’t have the moral stature to kiss John Lewis’s feet."
Or, as Joseph Welch said to Joseph McCarthy, "At long last, have you left no sense of decency?"

this a tweet by the judge that approved the raid

Posted by: REDACTED at August 10, 2022 11:38 AM (us2H3)

262 Joe, great post.

One slight quibble: I wouldn't really characterize Trump as a NATO sceptic. His only criticism of NATO was that they didn't pay their fair share of the burden - a burden that was previously agreed upon. While he made our continued support contingent upon said burden-sharing, he never attacked the premise of NATO.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at August 10, 2022 11:38 AM (mfcnR)

263 The Party of Women in black suits sniffing through Melania's underwear is fantastic imagery for November.

Too bad the benefits will be wasted on cocksmoking Republicans.

Posted by: ... at August 10, 2022 11:38 AM (/6Rxy)

264 Finland fought bravely in WW2
Posted by: Jonah at August 10, 2022 11:27 AM (gwrBY)

But not wisely.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 10, 2022 11:36 AM (yQpMk)



Simo Häyhä !

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at August 10, 2022 11:39 AM (S+j2h)

265 I recently perused an article about "cottage core" at Architectural Digest. It should have been a fun read with a bit of decor and lifestyle inspiration, but it was completely ruined by constant obsessing over whether it marginalized non-whites and describing the heroism of non-whites who embraced the aesthetic in defiance of the presumed non-inclusiveness.

This is why we can't have nice things. Plus, the writer was assuming that non-whites don't have the ability for or interest in self-sufficiency skills (gardening, canning, chicken-raising). Being able to take care of yourself is supposedly a "white" thing.

Posted by: Emmie at August 10, 2022 11:39 AM (t62xj)

266 Here's another headline for your list Mr. Mannix...

EXCLUSIVE: Locked and loaded: Palm Beach police have received intelligence warning that armed pro-Trump protesters are planning to descend on Mar-a-Lago following FBI raid

Daily Mail

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at August 10, 2022 11:39 AM (NgGts)

267 I don't know exactly why, but I find this four minute oration of John Brown's speech at his sentencing interesting:

youtube.com/watch?v=yxvwi-M3LTM

Right now I'm listening to Adam Clayton Powell praise the Chinese Red Guard in 1965. He does go on.

Posted by: gp's Sympathy Hydrant at August 10, 2022 11:39 AM (qpX6U)

268 Uma Pemmeraju >>>> Uma Thurman

Posted by: REDACTED at August 10, 2022 11:40 AM (us2H3)

269
https://bit.ly/3bO0Izd
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks


ENGLISH MOTHERFUCKER. ENGLISH!

Posted by: Archer at August 10, 2022 11:40 AM (gmo/4)

270 Husband's Rona lasted about three days. He still has a slight cough, but that's it.

We're going to upstate SC tomorrow for my birthday weekend. Haven't been away since our family reunion with my FL cousins last September.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 10, 2022 11:40 AM (ptqGC)

271
I don't see catheter ads on TV anymore.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 10, 2022 11:37 AM


Yup, they retire even the best of us.

Posted by: Summers Eve Feminine Hygiene Spray at August 10, 2022 11:40 AM (jE276)

272 JOE BIDEN: "You know, NATO was formed out of the wreckage of World War II as we all know, where war, you know, it has, look, just be straight about it, wars have repeatedly riven the continent, engulfed the world in conflicts."

I see they aren't positioning Joe for success.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 10, 2022 11:40 AM (ZGrMX)

273 >>> 240 9 hours, guarded by fully automatic weapons, because they lost the key to the storage closet and were sure it was hidden in Melania's panty drawer.
==
No way. They could have gone to Ace hardware and gotten a key cut in an hour. Too much bullshit.
Posted by: c'mon man! at August 10, 2022 11:34 AM (BT3ar)

So you're saying the Top Men and Whammen of the Eff.Bee.EYE are no better at locksmithing than the putzes in Uvalde?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 10, 2022 11:40 AM (llON8)

274 If NATO is such hot shit, why don't they attack the democrats?

Posted by: humphreyrobot at August 10, 2022 11:40 AM (CH4yF)

275 Howdy, daywalking Hordelings!

Posted by: Doof at August 10, 2022 11:41 AM (5KWKT)

276 This sun-kissed blonde in a dress doesn't fear the boogeyman:
https://is.gd/wCY2MS

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 11:31 AM (WWh8n)

She seems vertically challenged.

Posted by: Archer at August 10, 2022 11:33 AM (gmo/4)

Good things come in small packages. And sometimes I do, too.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 10, 2022 11:41 AM (XvPQV)

277 The FBI still didn't find the strawberries.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 10, 2022 11:41 AM (63Dwl)

278 Papa ooma mow mow, papa ooma mow mow
> Uma Pemmeraju >>>> Uma Thurman

Posted by: Archimedes at August 10, 2022 11:41 AM (/NCI4)

279 The FBI still didn't find the strawberries.
____________________________________

LOL!

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 10, 2022 11:41 AM (lf83v)

280 Simo, Josef.
Josef, Simo.
Simo, Josef.
Josef, Simo.
Simo, Josef.
Josef, Simo.

Posted by: david letterman at August 10, 2022 11:42 AM (yikp0)

281 These people are foolish mental children. Things that have nothing to do with their boogeyman are reframed as being great victories against the boogeyman. Things that are unprecedented, provocative, corrosive, destructive or controversial are all just great because it's a strike on the boogeyman. The boogeyman is all there is, and all things are explained by their intersection with him.
--
If you read the New Yorker propaganda, about Trump v the Generals, you realize this is very true. They justify 'resisting' him from the inside. How's that for following orders from the commander in chief. Milley claims are histrionic and he paints himself into a corner. Apparently the person who supposedly convinced all these people not to resign but to resist was Robert Gates. This is the insurrection. The war masters didn't want Trump withdrawing from foreign entanglements.

Posted by: Its one giant admission against interest throughout at August 10, 2022 11:42 AM (UxX5y)

282 The "Press" has always been and always will be pure shit.

Modern technologies allowed them to enter people's homes and lives on an almost 24/7 basis.

Eliminate them from your life as much as possible and be happy.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 10, 2022 11:42 AM (2CExO)

283 I found out that a former co-worker died yesterday of a heart attack. He was 57. I know he had some medical issues prior to being hospitalized, but still.

I'm fairly certain he had gone through the recommended protocols for covid too.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 10, 2022 11:42 AM (BFigT)

284 One slight quibble: I wouldn't really characterize Trump as a NATO sceptic. His only criticism of NATO was that they didn't pay their fair share of the burden - a burden that was previously agreed upon. While he made our continued support contingent upon said burden-sharing, he never attacked the premise of NATO.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at August 10, 2022 11:38 AM (mfcnR)
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That is perhaps fair. He wanted them to abide by their agreements and avoid further expansion. I strongly suspect he would rather break up NATO than have it continue as it had been for decades. That is not precisely NATO-skeptical, but it certainly is according to how any and all NATO arguments are framed, which is that it must always grow and we must always subsidize however much is necessary. From a status quo standpoint, he was a NATO skeptic. From a real policy standpoint, he wasn't.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 11:42 AM (WWh8n)

285 212 You know the rules.......
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 11:30 AM (Zz0t1)

.....and so do I.
Posted by: Rick Astley at August 10, 2022 11:31 AM (ZGrMX)

^^^and this is why the comments at AOS are the best ever...

Posted by: Iris at August 10, 2022 11:42 AM (foa6+)

286 5 Footage of the FBI after they went through Melania's clothes: https://tinyurl.com/26kx7edp

Posted by: Ian S. at August 10, 2022 11:01 AM (ZGrMX)


I guess they also took some of her hair extensions...see the guy on the far right...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 10, 2022 11:43 AM (ynpvh)

287 Simo Häyhä !

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at August 10, 2022 11:39 AM (S+j2h)

The White Death

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at August 10, 2022 11:43 AM (OgrpQ)

288 The FBI still didn't find the strawberries.

LOL!

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 10, 2022 11:41 AM (lf83v)


Because they couldn't find the duplicate key!!!!

Posted by: Archer at August 10, 2022 11:43 AM (gmo/4)

289 Daily Mail

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at August 10, 2022 11:39 AM (NgGts)

LOL we are a nation/world of retards if they think they can sell that one. As if all these "armed protesters" don't know that the Bad Men left a few days ago?

Posted by: ... at August 10, 2022 11:43 AM (/6Rxy)

290 You know what you look like to me, with your good bag and your cheap shoes? You look like a rube. A well scrubbed, hustling rube with a little taste. Good nutrition has given you some length of bone, but you're not more than one generation from poor white trash, are you, Agent Starling? And that accent you've tried so desperately to shed? Pure West Virginia. What's your father, dear? Is he a coal miner? Does he stink of the lamb? You know how quickly the boys found you... all those tedious sticky fumblings in the back seats of cars... while you could only dream of getting out... getting anywhere... getting all the way to the FBI.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 10, 2022 11:43 AM (ZLI7S)

291 Someone on Twitter suggested Trump had better have his security team go over Mar-a-Lago for electronic listening devices. There's no telling what they've infested his home with.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 10, 2022 11:43 AM (ptqGC)

292 Uma Pemmeraju >>>> Uma Thurman

Uma-duma-dooooooooo!

Posted by: Fred Flintstone after a head injury at August 10, 2022 11:44 AM (5NkmN)

293 You know what you look like to me, with your good bag and your cheap shoes? You look like a rube. A well scrubbed, hustling rube with a little taste. Good nutrition has given you some length of bone, but you're not more than one generation from poor white trash, are you, Agent Starling? And that accent you've tried so desperately to shed? Pure West Virginia. What's your father, dear? Is he a coal miner? Does he stink of the lamb? You know how quickly the boys found you... all those tedious sticky fumblings in the back seats of cars... while you could only dream of getting out... getting anywhere... getting all the way to the FBI.

...

Posted by: The Lambs at August 10, 2022 11:44 AM (/NCI4)

294 Finland fought bravely in WW2
Posted by: Jonah at August 10, 2022 11:27 AM (gwrBY)

But not wisely.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 10, 2022 11:36 AM (yQpMk)

They did the best they could and it was enough to remain a separate country.
Part of that agreement was strict neutrality, tho. So...fun times ahead for someone.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 10, 2022 11:44 AM (XvPQV)

295 Ah, but the strawberries, that's, that's where I had them, they laughed at me and made jokes, but I proved beyond the shadow of a doubt, with geometric logic, that a duplicate key to the ward room icebox did exist, and I've had produced that key if they hadn't pulled the Caine out of action.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 10, 2022 11:44 AM (lf83v)

296 Posted by: JackStraw at August 10, 2022 11:43 AM (ZLI7S)
++++
That was one of the better performances in film history, by both characters. Just one of the best scenes ever printed.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 11:45 AM (WWh8n)

297 265 I recently perused an article about "cottage core" at Architectural Digest. It should have been a fun read with a bit of decor and lifestyle inspiration, but it was completely ruined by constant obsessing over whether it marginalized non-whites and describing the heroism of non-whites who embraced the aesthetic in defiance of the presumed non-inclusiveness.

This is why we can't have nice things. Plus, the writer was assuming that non-whites don't have the ability for or interest in self-sufficiency skills (gardening, canning, chicken-raising). Being able to take care of yourself is supposedly a "white" thing.

Posted by: Emmie
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Emmie, this is how a lot of Millennials and some Gen Z types compete for social status. You saw something similar in the early Massachusetts Bay Colony with the Puritans which ultimately was fertile ground for the Salem Witch Trials. Purity spiral where each person tries to outdo the next in purity often occurs in religious and quasi religious settings (Environmental or SJW types).

Posted by: whig at August 10, 2022 11:45 AM (CXr4y)

298 To NATO Commander in Chief:
We regret that we cannot attend the party you are having with the visiting Russians on the Polish-Byelorussian border. If you had sent an invitation six months earlier, we may have been able to clear our busy calendars for this indefinite-duration party.

Best regards,
Sweden and Finland

Posted by: Gref at August 10, 2022 11:45 AM (AMIL/)

299 That was one of the better performances in film history, by both characters. Just one of the best scenes ever printed.

It's no Ernest Goes to Camp.

Posted by: The Lambs at August 10, 2022 11:45 AM (/NCI4)

300 Someone on Twitter suggested Trump had better have his security team go over Mar-a-Lago for electronic listening devices. There's no telling what they've infested his home with.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 10, 2022 11:43 AM (ptqGC)
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I'd definitely check for monkeypox as well. There's no telling what shenanigans those Feebs were up to while the cameras were off. Maybe even hijinks.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 10, 2022 11:46 AM (YIVH2)

301 ER gave him scripts for motrin and cough meds. That's it.

Called it another 'variant' of Covid. So, I'm guessing they're still getting $13k per 'positive test.'
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 11:28 AM (Zz0t1)


Wait, I thought we had "test to treat" where a person can get Paxlovid right away if they test positive.

Not that Paxlovid is a great treatment, being rather toxic, but the new Covid drugs were being represented as a solution.

Posted by: Emmie at August 10, 2022 11:46 AM (t62xj)

302 Alright, time to do something productive.

Posted by: Archimedes at August 10, 2022 11:47 AM (/NCI4)

303 >>That was one of the better performances in film history, by both characters. Just one of the best scenes ever printed.

Sent a shiver up my spine first time I saw it. Hopkins was brilliant in that role.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 10, 2022 11:47 AM (ZLI7S)

304
The Democrats know grooming well and the Turtle's just vain enough to get suckered in by it.

------

It's not vanity. Democrats protect him in Kentucky because he works for them.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 10, 2022 11:47 AM (IXpV7)

305 That was one of the better performances in film history, by both characters. Just one of the best scenes ever printed.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 11:45 AM (WWh8n)

it was great but my fav is Lord Wendover, talking to Barry Lyndon, about the people that he takes up

pure Thackeray

Posted by: REDACTED at August 10, 2022 11:48 AM (us2H3)

306 Someone on Twitter suggested Trump had better have his security team go over Mar-a-Lago for electronic listening devices. There's no telling what they've infested his home with.
Posted by: Jane D'oh


A fumigation tent over the house would be a great visual too. "We couldn't get the stink of the Biden-Garland-Wray corruption out of the drapes, carpet and upholstery."

Posted by: Stu Podaso at August 10, 2022 11:48 AM (wUHYj)

307 Uma Pemmeraju >>>> Uma Thurman


She wants to dance like Uma Thurman

Bury me 'til I confess

She wants to dance like Uma Thurman

And I can't get you out of my head.

Posted by: Archer at August 10, 2022 11:48 AM (gmo/4)

308 Trump just wanted nato to foot more of the bill for its existence.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 10, 2022 11:48 AM (R8uWY)

309 @296

>>That was one of the better performances in film history, by both characters. Just one of the best scenes ever printed.

Fun Fact:

Hopkins and Jodie Foster did not have a single off-camera conversation during the filming of SOTL and most of what we think of their acting together is them simply acting to the camera.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 10, 2022 11:48 AM (uHb3k)

310 "cheap shoes"

Hey, my shoes used to be inexpensive AND cheap...now their just cheap.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 10, 2022 11:48 AM (ynpvh)

311 Purity spiral where each person tries to outdo the next in purity often occurs in religious and quasi religious settings (Environmental or SJW types).
Posted by: whig at August 10, 2022 11:45 AM (CXr4y)


Yep, and the culture is especially fertile ground for this nonsense since we no longer have much of a moral foundation. Killing babies is okay, but using the "wrong" pronouns is grounds for shunning.

Posted by: Emmie at August 10, 2022 11:49 AM (t62xj)

312 NATO was a spent force decades ago. It should have been disbanded when the wall came down.

The only purpose it serves now is to funnel money to military contractors and then back to politicians.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 10, 2022 11:49 AM (ZLI7S)

313 the FBI after they went through Melania's clothes

She needs a UV lamp to check for "deposits"

If'n I was her, I'd burn all that shit and buy new.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at August 10, 2022 11:49 AM (kPy0C)

314 This is why we can't have nice things. Plus, the writer was assuming that non-whites don't have the ability for or interest in self-sufficiency skills (gardening, canning, chicken-raising). Being able to take care of yourself is supposedly a "white" thing.

Posted by: Emmie

OTOH, some gardening magazines have had content from POC gardeners "overcoming their people's past enslavement' to be able to grow a tomato plant on their front stoop.

Posted by: sal at August 10, 2022 11:50 AM (y40tE)

315
Not that Paxlovid is a great treatment, being rather toxic, but the new Covid drugs were being represented as a solution.
Posted by: Emmie at August 10, 2022 11:46 AM (t62xj)



Doc said in the ER: "We're just treating it as the flu."

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 11:50 AM (Zz0t1)

316 Simo Häyhä !

Posted by: Hatari
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I have a Finn Model 28 that is the same model as Simo used. It has the interesting altered Mosin rear sight where you can carefully adjust it for windage but still requires fine eyesight.

The original model used Sig barrels until the Finns could get around to making their own barrels for their version of the Home Guard.

Posted by: whig at August 10, 2022 11:50 AM (CXr4y)

317 War is bad, mmmKay?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at August 10, 2022 11:50 AM (FVME7)

318 Hopkins and Jodie Foster did not have a single off-camera conversation during the filming of SOTL and most of what we think of their acting together is them simply acting to the camera.
Posted by: Thomas Bender

Didn't Fred MacMurray shoot all his scenes for the season in My Three Sons by himself without the other actors present?

Posted by: Tonypete at August 10, 2022 11:50 AM (LsEU/)

319 Trump still has Secret Service protection, no? I'd bet good money they probably had foreknowledge of the raid. Days even. And between them and Trump's personal security I'd bet all the electronic surveillance gear planted has already been discovered and either removed or tagged.

Tagged so people know when to spread their own propaganda they want the FBI to hear.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 10, 2022 11:50 AM (BFigT)

320 They did the best they could and it was enough to remain a separate country.
Part of that agreement was strict neutrality, tho. So...fun times ahead for someone.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 10, 2022 11:44 AM (XvPQV)


During the Continuation War, they recovered all their territories lost in the Winter War, and then stopped rather than continuing east and cutting off Leningrad from the north and completing the German's encirclement of the city. This forced Germany to divert forces that could have been used against Moscow to maintain the siege. Not wise. Once they threw in with Berlin they should have gone all out.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 10, 2022 11:51 AM (yQpMk)

321 So, Biden is historically bad. His approval rating is in the gutter (propped up, more than likely). We're going to go from the "problem candidates" being Oz in PA to someone like Tiffany Smiley in WA. If WA GOP had just nominated someone better somehow, maybe that candidate could have gone across the finish line...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 11:33 AM (LvTSG)

I have some hope for Tiffany.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 10, 2022 11:51 AM (XvPQV)

322 It's only going to get worse from here. Much worse.

Posted by: TheMitch at August 10, 2022 11:51 AM (cDITE)

323 309 Hopkins and Jodie Foster did not have a single off-camera conversation during the filming of SOTL and most of what we think of their acting together is them simply acting to the camera.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 10, 2022 11:48 AM (uHb3k)

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The more movies I watch, the more I get irritated by this very common crosscutting technique.

I want to see both actors in a conversation in the same frame at the same time, reacting to each other.

There are two main reasons filmmakers do it, though. The first is the advent of television (in the 50s) that pushed filmmakers to making their films television friendly to 12 inch screens. It's easier to see a whole face on that than two faces on opposite sides of the screen that will likely get panned and scanned. The second is that shooting both sides of a conversation separately lets the editor choose performances, cut out lines of dialogue, and rearrange conversations at a whim.

It irritates me.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 11:51 AM (LvTSG)

324 319 Trump still has Secret Service protection, no? I'd bet good money they probably had foreknowledge of the raid. Days even. And between them and Trump's personal security I'd bet all the electronic surveillance gear planted has already been discovered and either removed or tagged.

Tagged so people know when to spread their own propaganda they want the FBI to hear.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 10, 2022 11:50 AM (BFigT)

I'm sure that was in the warrant that was issued.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 10, 2022 11:51 AM (ynpvh)

325 OTOH, some gardening magazines have had content from POC gardeners "overcoming their people's past enslavement' to be able to grow a tomato plant on their front stoop.
Posted by: sal

How stunning. How brave.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 10, 2022 11:51 AM (LsEU/)

326 When I was doing a show and some woman I didn't know walked into my booth

first, I would look at their shoes and then their watch

before getting my lame ass outta my chair

Posted by: REDACTED at August 10, 2022 11:52 AM (us2H3)

327 321 I have some hope for Tiffany.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 10, 2022 11:51 AM (XvPQV)

=========

270towin lists Murray as only likely to win instead of safe to win, but still. It's an outside shot.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 11:52 AM (LvTSG)

328
the FBI after they went through Melania's clothes

She needs a UV lamp to check for "deposits"

If'n I was her, I'd burn all that shit and buy new.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at August 10, 2022 11:49 AM


Nah, she should give it to a charity to auction off, with the disclaimer, "Worn only once, I think".

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 10, 2022 11:52 AM (jE276)

329 She seems vertically challenged.

Posted by: Archer at August 10, 2022 11:33 AM (gmo/4)

Very poor photo, Yes, she has boobs. What a surprise!
Her head angle is weird and the photographer did a very poor job. I assume that might have been sent in either by she or by her boyfriend as opposed to some of the photos-those that I look at- which obviously were professional

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2022 11:53 AM (wvo9L)

330 The cucks at Hot Air aren't sure if the Mar a Lago raid was political yet.

It sure seems like it though. So they'll wait for more evidence.

Posted by: MJ at August 10, 2022 11:53 AM (zwDuR)

331 What amazes me is Trump gets out of bed in the morning spoiling for a fight.

He must literally wake up and say "Ok, whats next".

I know he's human and this shit must absolutely kill him, especially regards his family, but his fortitude is mind-boggling.

Posted by: ... at August 10, 2022 11:53 AM (/6Rxy)

332 I'd go with just burning it down, after getting any valuables and important papers out. You don't need to sweep anything, except the few items you take out. Announce it right, and he's helping the local fire departments practice. He's also putting locals to work building the replacement.

It also gets rid of any remnants of the panty raid, and the lot cleanup gets rid of any bugs (electronic or diseases) in the process.

Posted by: Hour of the Wolf at August 10, 2022 11:53 AM (oGiDo)

333 215 Today I am finally 29 (and change). I'd like to take this time to thank ace, the COBs and the Horde for the laughs, tears, knowledge, movie reviews, musical interludes, art critiques and more over the years.

My birthday wish for us all is to live in less interesting times.

Cheers.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at August 10, 2022 11:31 AM (wUHYj)
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So Stu you finally had to get off your Mum and Dad's Obamacare insurance.

Posted by: Ciampino - 29 >> 26 at August 10, 2022 11:53 AM (qfLjt)

334 Um, I'm not sure I am in favor of expanding NATO, especially not further east at this time. It could be seen as a provocative move.

Alas, not wanting a world war probably makes me some sort of terrorist.
Posted by: Mrs. Peel at August 10, 2022 11:04 AM (8548M)

One might wonder if Putin is feeling a little like France, after watching Austria, the Sudetenland, and Poland get swallowed up.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 10, 2022 11:53 AM (sDSzn)

335 Forty tomatoes and a mule!

Posted by: david letterman at August 10, 2022 11:53 AM (yikp0)

336 Solzhenitsyn on "The Current Thing:"

"One discovers a common trend of preferences within the Western press as a whole, generally accepted patterns of judgment, and maybe common corporate interests, the sum effect being not competition but unification. Unrestrained freedom exists for the press, but not for the readership, because newspapers mostly transmit in a forceful and emphatic way those opinions which do not too openly contradict their own and that general trend.

Without any censorship in the West, fashionable trends of thought and ideas are fastidiously separated from those that are not fashionable, and the latter, without ever being forbidden, have little chance of finding their way into periodicals or books or being heard in colleges.

Your scholars are free in the legal sense, but they are hemmed in by the idols of the prevailing fad. There is no open violence, as in the East; however, a selection dictated by fashion and the need to accommodate mass standards frequently prevents the most independent-minded persons from contributing to public life and gives rise to dangerous herd instincts that block successful development."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 10, 2022 11:53 AM (IXpV7)

337 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 11:51 AM (LvTSG)

Thanks; Interesting post.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2022 11:54 AM (wvo9L)

338 329 She seems vertically challenged.

Posted by: Archer at August 10, 2022 11:33 AM (gmo/4)

Very poor photo, Yes, she has boobs. What a surprise!
Her head angle is weird and the photographer did a very poor job. I assume that might have been sent in either by she or by her boyfriend as opposed to some of the photos-those that I look at- which obviously were professional

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2022 11:53 AM (wvo9L)

She looks like Kirsten Bell...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 10, 2022 11:55 AM (ynpvh)

339 See I told you Biden's inflation bill would work and it would be very bad for you all.

Posted by: Sid at August 10, 2022 11:55 AM (u4CEu)

340 Yep, and the culture is especially fertile ground for this nonsense since we no longer have much of a moral foundation. Killing babies is okay, but using the "wrong" pronouns is grounds for shunning.

Posted by: Emmie
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There is a certain sort of person that wants so desperately to belong to the pack that they hand over the keys to their intellect and own moral senses to be 'cool' or 'popular' to whatever is perceived as the winning side at the moment. These are the ripe sheep that will be shorn by evil forces. This is also the problem of ham and eggers in the Feebs. Then bit by bit, the increasing compromises necessary to fit in eat at the soul and deaden the conscience to the degree that monstrous evil acts can be committed by ordinary folks.

Posted by: whig at August 10, 2022 11:55 AM (CXr4y)

341 Doc said in the ER: "We're just treating it as the flu."
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 11:50 AM (Zz0t1)

We did the 5 day Ivermectin routine, B Complex for The Fog (which was actually quite intense) and Nyquil.

It wasn't fun, but it wasn't that bad. Like having a cold and the flu at the same time. And very tiring.

Posted by: CZ = FNG, Free Republic of Florida at August 10, 2022 11:55 AM (MkuC5)

342 Some of the finest offshore sailboats in the world are built in Finland. They don't smile much but they build awesome yachts.

Just watch out for the knives.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 10, 2022 11:55 AM (ZLI7S)

343 >>That was one of the better performances in film history, by both characters. Just one of the best scenes ever printed.

Fun Fact:

Hopkins and Jodie Foster did not have a single off-camera conversation during the filming of SOTL and most of what we think of their acting together is them simply acting to the camera.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 10, 2022 11:48 AM (uHb3k)

Movie magic. Sometimes you don't want to see what goes into the hot dog. And I can't say I'm surprised they didn't hang out off-camera.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 10, 2022 11:55 AM (XvPQV)

344 My understanding is that Trump's people refused to turn off the cameras.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at August 10, 2022 11:56 AM (lTGtQ)

345 Posted by: Stu Podaso at August 10, 2022 11:31 AM (wUHYj)

Happy birthday, Stu. Nice post.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2022 11:56 AM (wvo9L)

346 330 The cucks at Hot Air aren't sure if the Mar a Lago raid was political yet.

It sure seems like it though. So they'll wait for more evidence.
Posted by: MJ at August 10, 2022 11:53 AM (zwDuR)

Why? Because a dog catcher didn't sign the warrant?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 10, 2022 11:56 AM (ynpvh)

347 The President needs to immediately sweep Mar-a-Lago for surveillance devices.
Posted by: Lost In Space at August 10, 2022 11:09 AM (FF+On)

at this point PDJT could PLACE them himself, and we'd all think it more likely the FBI illegally wiretapped his house...

because I'm pretty sure the FBI DID tap his house and all communications

Posted by: SturmToddler (WhsXQ) at August 10, 2022 11:56 AM (WhsXQ)

348 See I told you Biden's inflation bill would work and it would be very bad for you all.
Posted by: Sid at August 10, 2022 11:55 AM (u4CEu)


Indeed, Joe. It's bad for the whole country.

Now go get your shinebox.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 10, 2022 11:56 AM (yQpMk)

349 I watched "Network" last night on TCM, a movie I've never seen in it's entirety before. Also a movie I disliked in little bits and the sort of melodramatic crap that I will never like. But the plot was a pretty good lesson in knowing that the Press has been almost nothing but a self-promoting shit-stirrers who do very little good in this world. A Free Press that lies, obfuscates, and misleads is as useless as "Our Precious Democracy."

Posted by: Erik In Texas at August 10, 2022 11:56 AM (2Jd8G)

350 Biden hasn't even signed the gay bill yet, retard.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 10, 2022 11:56 AM (UuD2k)

351 336 YD,
DeTocqueville diagnosed that problem about a century before Solzhenitsyn in his Democracy in America.

Posted by: whig at August 10, 2022 11:56 AM (CXr4y)

352 Nah, she should give it to a charity to auction off, with the disclaimer, "Worn only once, I think".
Posted by: Divide by Zero
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Besides, as we know, Hillary took a $3.50 tax credit for 'Charitable Donation' for each pair of Bill's used drawers that she donated to Goodwill.

Melania's knickers ought to be worth many times that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 10, 2022 11:56 AM (nVDxD)

353 Sent a shiver up my spine first time I saw it. Hopkins was brilliant in that role.
Posted by: JackStraw at August 10, 2022 11:47 AM (ZLI7S)


Hopkins says that, when he was doing publicity tours for Silence, if he was ever in a town where the movie was playing, he'd sneak in and sit behind someone sitting by themselves. And then, at an incredibly tense point in the film, he'd lean over their shoulders and, in his Hannibal Lecter voice, ask, "Are you enjoying the movie?"

Posted by: Hitler, Goering, Himmler and Goebbels at August 10, 2022 11:56 AM (AW0uW)

354 So we just passed the Democrats new spending bill, and now we're going to pay to defend two more European nations while they give their citizens free sh*t on our dime.

Yay inflation!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Gas demand is below pandemic levels at August 10, 2022 11:56 AM (ILqOb)

355 Posted by: Stu Podaso at August 10, 2022 11:31 AM (wUHYj)

Stu-pendous!

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at August 10, 2022 11:57 AM (w9Wax)

356 That is some D- trolling there, Sid.

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 10, 2022 11:57 AM (DRSnL)

357 You must be having vodka with your eggs to think an R has a shot in WA.

Posted by: Not trying to be mean but? at August 10, 2022 11:57 AM (9FBGz)

358 Not that Paxlovid is a great treatment, being rather toxic, but the new Covid drugs were being represented as a solution.
Posted by: Emmie at August 10, 2022 11:46 AM (t62xj)

Doc said in the ER: "We're just treating it as the flu."
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 11:50 AM (Zz0t1)

Both these.
Paxlovid made Mr. S. sick as a dog, and we stopped it at the PA's okay. The actual doc we saw (who looked barely old enough to drive) made the "it's a virus, you'll just have to get better on your own" comment.

Posted by: sal at August 10, 2022 11:57 AM (y40tE)

359 I'm clearly emotionally invested, but his inner strength is the one reason I don't think the Trump Story is written yet. It's like he was planted here for this time.

Then again the world is peppered with nothing but tragedy.

But if watching the way this guy gets up each morning and soldiers on in the face of what must be a living nightmare doesn't somehow inspire you, nothing will.

And not to put too fine a point on it but Trump could have sold us out and played ball at any time. We've seen it enough to know. No one is exempted from joining The Club. He doesn't want to be in The Club. He feels he owes our country for what it gave him. I know I'm naive but I believe that.

Posted by: ... at August 10, 2022 11:57 AM (/6Rxy)

360 Good rant, Mannix.

Can you imagine the Progtard & MDM-MSM celebrations the day Trump passes to the other side?

Not to mention that it will last longer than the McCain, McConnell, Romney, Pelosi, Schumer, will Obama funerals combined ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 10, 2022 11:57 AM (HF85l)

361 @323

>>The more movies I watch, the more I get irritated by this very common crosscutting technique.

It's even worse when they are cross-cutting and spinning the camera like the actors are on some sort of carousel.


But that was the particular style that Johnathan Demme chose for that film and it's damn effective

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 10, 2022 11:57 AM (uHb3k)

362 And if you cut out food and gas from the equation, we're practically even.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 11:07 AM (LvTSG)


The gov numbers for inflation already have food and gas cut out.

Posted by: vic /s at August 10, 2022 11:33 AM


At this point the government numbers are just a SWAG (Scientific Wild Ass Guess). They have changed the formulae for calculating inflation so many times it's pretty much all garbage.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 10, 2022 11:57 AM (bVYXr)

363 She looks like Kirsten Bell...
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 10, 2022 11:55 AM (ynpvh)

I know she is an actress. I probably haven't seen her in anything.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2022 11:57 AM (wvo9L)

364 353 Sent a shiver up my spine first time I saw it. Hopkins was brilliant in that role.
Posted by: JackStraw at August 10, 2022 11:47 AM (ZLI7S)

Hopkins says that, when he was doing publicity tours for Silence, if he was ever in a town where the movie was playing, he'd sneak in and sit behind someone sitting by themselves. And then, at an incredibly tense point in the film, he'd lean over their shoulders and, in his Hannibal Lecter voice, ask, "Are you enjoying the movie?"

Posted by: Hitler, Goering, Himmler and Goebbels at August 10, 2022 11:56 AM (AW0uW)

LOL, that's awsome!

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 10, 2022 11:57 AM (ynpvh)

365 One of the main reasons I didn't want Sweden in NATO at this time is their Prime Minister badmouthed the very people in our Country who mostly would be responsible for defending them .

F Them.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 10, 2022 11:57 AM (nY6ib)

366 See I told you Biden's inflation bill would work and it would be very bad for you all.

*

(Looks at grocery bill and gas receipt)

When does it start?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Gas demand is below pandemic levels at August 10, 2022 11:58 AM (ILqOb)

367 The President needs to immediately sweep Mar-a-Lago for surveillance devices.
Posted by: Lost In Space at August 10, 2022 11:09 AM


Pretty sure the secret service has already done that. It is a routine part of their job.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 10, 2022 11:58 AM (bVYXr)

368 And I'm a second generation Swede. Still F them,

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 10, 2022 11:58 AM (nY6ib)

369 Hopkins says that, when he was doing publicity tours for Silence, if he was ever in a town where the movie was playing, he'd sneak in and sit behind someone sitting by themselves. And then, at an incredibly tense point in the film, he'd lean over their shoulders and, in his Hannibal Lecter voice, ask, "Are you enjoying the movie?"
Posted by: Hitler, Goering, Himmler and Goebbels at August 10, 2022 11:56 AM (AW0uW)
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That is both awesome and terrifying! Wonder if his victims were able to sleep at night after that....

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 10, 2022 11:58 AM (YIVH2)

370 361 But that was the particular style that Johnathan Demme chose for that film and it's damn effective
Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 10, 2022 11:57 AM (uHb3k)

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I don't say it's bad. It can be effective, but it's also how 99% of conversations are filmed now.

No longer do we have scenes like in His Girl Friday where Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell actually play off of each other.

Filmmaking language and grammar has been dumbed down dramatically, and I lay a lot of that blame on the reaction to television.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 11:59 AM (LvTSG)

371 and now we're going to pay to defend two more European nations while they give their citizens free sh*t on our dime.

..


It's bipartisan.

Tee hee!

Posted by: Gope Leadership at August 10, 2022 11:59 AM (9FBGz)

372 all the election peeps, like 538, said the WI primary for GOP Gov was gonna be close

wasn't

Trump's guy gutted Kleefisch

Posted by: REDACTED at August 10, 2022 11:59 AM (us2H3)

373 Yay, 40% inflation is zero inflation!

Just imagine how bad the symptoms would be if they hadn't passed the bill!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Gas demand is below pandemic levels at August 10, 2022 11:59 AM (ILqOb)

374
DeTocqueville diagnosed that problem about a century before Solzhenitsyn in his Democracy in America.
Posted by: whig at August 10, 2022 11:56 AM (CXr4y)

Yeah, "I Support The Current Thing" has been the rallying cry of the bien pensant midwit since the invention of movable type.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 10, 2022 11:59 AM (IXpV7)

375 Mistress of elocution.

https://bit.ly/3PaYTKp

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at August 10, 2022 11:59 AM (FVME7)

376 So we just passed the Democrats new spending bill, and now we're going to pay to defend two more European nations while they give their citizens free sh*t on our dime.

So you want Russia to win? How republican of you.

Posted by: Sid at August 10, 2022 11:59 AM (u4CEu)

377 365 One of the main reasons I didn't want Sweden in NATO at this time is their Prime Minister badmouthed the very people in our Country who mostly would be responsible for defending them .

F Them.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 10, 2022 11:57 AM (nY6ib)


See also: American Leftists attitude towards the United States Military.

Posted by: Gref at August 10, 2022 11:59 AM (AMIL/)

378
Should add that I predicted in the beginning of Trump's term that they would come after & crucify him & his family even after he left the presidency -- and will continue after he dies.

That prediction's looking pretty good ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 10, 2022 11:59 AM (HF85l)

379 Dobbs Decision:

We can't have a nation where in one state babies are slaughtered in the womb and across a state border that is forbidden.

This is similar to Dred Scott.

We need an Amendment.

Posted by: torabora at August 10, 2022 11:59 AM (Y274z)

380 "I know that law is meaningless, but is there actually any right for the government to tell a private citizen that he cannot film or photograph anything he pleases when on his own property? "

I know law and common sense seem to have few intersections these days, but I note that cell phone videos of police doing their jobs are sacrosanct if they implicate the cops. A store video might be used to convict a bodega owner who was defending his property and life for murder if the junta has its way.

Why would professionally installed security video in a private residence not be helpful to anyone honestly trying to see and understand what was happening at Mar A Lago? Why does a resident not have a right to film what is happening on his own property?

I know this is all rhetorical, but, the contortions and double standards these people think they can impose are mind boggling.

Posted by: RM at August 10, 2022 11:59 AM (0eYOS)

381 Pretty sure the secret service has already done that. It is a routine part of their job.
Posted by: Mister Scott

And then PDJT's people need to sweep the secret service people.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 10, 2022 11:59 AM (LsEU/)

382 You must be having vodka with your eggs to think an R has a shot in WA.

Aren't 3 of their 10 Representatives Republican?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 10, 2022 12:00 PM (yQpMk)

383 363 She looks like Kirsten Bell...
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 10, 2022 11:55 AM (ynpvh)

I know she is an actress. I probably haven't seen her in anything.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2022 11:57 AM (wvo9L)

Can't spell. Kristen Bell. She was in Veronica Mars.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 10, 2022 12:00 PM (ynpvh)

384 See also: American Leftists attitude towards the United States Military.
Posted by: Gref at August 10, 2022 11:59 AM (AMIL/)

F them more

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 10, 2022 12:00 PM (nY6ib)

385 372 all the election peeps, like 538, said the WI primary for GOP Gov was gonna be close

wasn't

Trump's guy gutted Kleefisch
Posted by: REDACTED at August 10, 2022 11:59 AM (us2H3)

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True. Polls are broken, especially in summer when the polling firms aren't even trying to be accurate.

Still, Patty Murray has been in the Senate for a long time, and it's Washington State.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 12:00 PM (LvTSG)

386 So you want Russia to win?


Don't mistake indifference for support, Joe.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 10, 2022 12:01 PM (yQpMk)

387 She was in Veronica Mars.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 10, 2022 12:00 PM (ynpvh)

Didn't see that.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2022 12:01 PM (wvo9L)

388 Hopkins should have broke into their houses and hid under their beds. That would have been some funny shit.

Posted by: ... at August 10, 2022 12:01 PM (/6Rxy)

389 >>> 265 I recently perused an article about "cottage core" at Architectural Digest. It should have been a fun read with a bit of decor and lifestyle inspiration, but it was completely ruined by constant obsessing over whether it marginalized non-whites and describing the heroism of non-whites who embraced the aesthetic in defiance of the presumed non-inclusiveness.

This is why we can't have nice things. Plus, the writer was assuming that non-whites don't have the ability for or interest in self-sufficiency skills (gardening, canning, chicken-raising). Being able to take care of yourself is supposedly a "white" thing.
Posted by: Emmie at August 10, 2022 11:39 AM (t62xj)

Don't tell those racist fcknuggets about this lady:
https://www.youtube.com /channel /UCb5r6YTWcmvU7hgfuhjxqgw
(linked here, iirc by Notsothoreau)

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 10, 2022 12:01 PM (llON8)

390 365 One of the main reasons I didn't want Sweden in NATO at this time is their Prime Minister badmouthed the very people in our Country who mostly would be responsible for defending them .

F Them.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 10, 2022 11:57 AM (nY6ib)

Old joke punchline:

Bill Clinton: "Do we have time?"

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 10, 2022 12:01 PM (ynpvh)

391 356 That is some D- trolling there, Sid.
Posted by: Jordan61 at August 10, 2022 11:57 AM (DRSnL)

google sends all the reject trolls straight to the AOS

Posted by: REDACTED at August 10, 2022 12:01 PM (us2H3)

392 So you want Russia to win? How republican of you.

*

I don't give a sh*t about the Nazis in Ukraine or the commies in Russia.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Gas demand is below pandemic levels at August 10, 2022 12:01 PM (ILqOb)

393 ||Donald Trump lamented Wednesday that the FBI blocked any of his staff, including lawyers, from the areas where the FBI raid on his Mar-a-Lago home happened on Monday and suggested that agents may have 'planted' evidence.

Those working for the former president who were at his Florida estate during the raid refused to turn off security cameras on the premises despite instructions from federal agents to do so.

'The FBI and others from the Federal Government would not let anyone, including my lawyers, be anywhere near the areas that were rummaged and otherwise looked at during the raid on Mar-a-Lago,' Trump posted to his Truth Social page on Wednesday morning.

'Everyone was asked to leave the premises, they wanted to be left alone, without any witnesses to see what they were doing, taking or, hopefully not, 'planting,'' he continued while placing doubt that the raid was conducted properly.||

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 10, 2022 12:02 PM (yikp0)

394 349 A Free Press that lies, obfuscates, and misleads is as useless as "Our Precious Democracy."

Posted by: Erik In Texas
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But, as Adam Smith provided, selfish self interest can lead to a marketplace of ideas but only if you do not allow the media to congeal into our current oligopoly of six major corporations. They will always unite to block outsiders such as OANN that threaten change.

Modern Libertarian economic theory posited that companies would always seek the highest gain because they have an unrealistic appraisal of humans. This led to the disastrous gutting of anti trust under Reagan and then Bush I. Management in corporations seek power as much or even more than money and Burnham's managerial state more closely resembles actual human behavior. The managers run the corporations to their inclinations not that of the stockholders.

Posted by: whig at August 10, 2022 12:02 PM (CXr4y)

395 Aren't 3 of their 10 Representatives Republican?
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 10, 2022 12


Talking about the Senate a statewide election.

Same goes for Gov.

Posted by: Not trying to be mean but? at August 10, 2022 12:02 PM (9FBGz)

396 >>Should add that I predicted in the beginning of Trump's term that they would come after & crucify him & his family even after he left the presidency -- and will continue after he dies.

They are doing the exact same thing to us and they will continue until we stop them.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 10, 2022 12:02 PM (ZLI7S)

397 That prediction's looking pretty good ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 10, 2022 11:59 AM (HF85l)

It is and I remember you saying it. Not that there were many sensible people who disagreed.

Posted by: ... at August 10, 2022 12:02 PM (/6Rxy)

398 I do sort of wonder about the 70% of weapons that Joe is sending over that aren't accounted for, though. Don't you, Sid?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Gas demand is below pandemic levels at August 10, 2022 12:02 PM (ILqOb)

399 373 Yay, 40% inflation is zero inflation!

Just imagine how bad the symptoms would be if they hadn't passed the bill!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Gas demand is below pandemic levels at August 10, 2022 11:59 AM (ILqOb)

Just resetting the economic altimeter on the economic plane...we'll be landing soon!

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 10, 2022 12:02 PM (ynpvh)

400 He feels he owes our country for what it gave him. I know I'm naive but I believe that.
Posted by: ... at August 10, 2022 11:57 AM (/6Rxy)

***fist bump*** I'm in your club.

Posted by: Iris at August 10, 2022 12:02 PM (foa6+)

401 So you want Russia to win? How republican of you.
Posted by: Sid at August 10, 2022 11:59 AM (u4CEu)

A good and moral bet is to support the opposite of anything you support.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 10, 2022 12:03 PM (nY6ib)

402 No longer do we have scenes like in His Girl Friday where Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell actually play off of each other.

Another fine film. Rosalind Russell was a very good actress.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2022 12:03 PM (wvo9L)

403 That's terrible. Just terrible.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 10, 2022 11:17 AM (ptqGC)

We need to start a GiveSendGo to buy degreaser for the poor virons.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 10, 2022 12:03 PM (sDSzn)

404 398 I do sort of wonder about the 70% of weapons that Joe is sending over that aren't accounted for, though. Don't you, Sid?
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Gas demand is below pandemic levels at August 10, 2022 12:02 PM (ILqOb)

========

"Hopefully they'll be used to kill all the conservatives who wish to impose a fascist dictatorship in America."
-Sid, probably

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 12:03 PM (LvTSG)

405 Still, Patty Murray has been in the Senate for a long time, and it's Washington State.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 12:00 PM (LvTSG)

Yeah, those tennis shoes must have a powerful odor by now

Posted by: REDACTED at August 10, 2022 12:03 PM (us2H3)

406 And for the record, I'm fairly sure the Republicans are for this war. Same as the Democrats. F*ck all of y'all. Stop insisting that our sons die for your graft.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Gas demand is below pandemic levels at August 10, 2022 12:03 PM (ILqOb)

407 At this point the government numbers are just a SWAG (Scientific Wild Ass Guess). They have changed the formulae for calculating inflation so many times it's pretty much all garbage.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 10, 2022 11:57 AM (bVYXr)

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Scientific == Pulled from somebody's ass

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 10, 2022 12:03 PM (HF85l)

408 >>So you want Russia to win? How republican of you.

Why aren't you in the Donbas fighting off the Russians?

Posted by: JackStraw at August 10, 2022 12:03 PM (ZLI7S)

409 375 Mistress of elocution.

https://bit.ly/3PaYTKp

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at August 10, 2022 11:59 AM (FVME7)

I read that as electrocution.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 10, 2022 12:03 PM (ynpvh)

410 NOOD commies gotta commie

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 10, 2022 12:04 PM (llON8)

411 I really have to wonder: what would have happened had they acted as if Trump were just another one term president? The media completely ignoring him. Twatter reinstating him. The administration talking about what's happening in the outside world - a world without Trump? Instead, they're lightyears more obsessed with this guy as a preteen girl over the latest pop idol.

At least Stalin was smart enough to airbrush a rival out of the picture and then act as if he never existed. They're not just evil, but completely insane. But no, we'll see them fabricating whatever evidence they think they need, and the media will try to convince us this is the smoking gun.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at August 10, 2022 12:04 PM (zB/T/)

412 OT:
The wife's dog (German Shepherd) just got startled. She started barking before she'd taken a good breath to really let out a bark. So the dog starts barking like 'Woo...woo...woo' before she can go full 'woof'.
Hilarious.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 10, 2022 12:04 PM (XvPQV)

413 Plus, the writer was assuming that non-whites don't have the ability for or interest in self-sufficiency skills (gardening, canning, chicken-raising). Being able to take care of yourself is supposedly a "white" thing.

I've seen a meme going around about how returning the shopping cart to the corral instead of leaving it out to hit someone's car is the ultimate in white male supremacy. At this point I can't tell the difference between funny memes and things idiot status-seeking leftists actually said.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 10, 2022 12:04 PM (ZGrMX)

414 Sid cannot be real.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 12:04 PM (WWh8n)

415
If'n I was her, I'd burn all that shit and buy new.
Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at August 10, 2022 11:49 AM (kPy0C)

If memory serves, there were rumors that Melania had the White House 'exorcised' when she moved in.

She knew.

Unfortunately, when there are demons like the demoncrats, the exorcisms need to be ongoing, not a one-and-done deal.

Posted by: RondinellaMamma Donald J Trump is our duly elected president at August 10, 2022 12:04 PM (l0Cy4)

416 That nothing is safe from the governmental overlords?

Or you could make it a dark joke and say the entire sordid group of men (I don't know if actual women were involved too) are either Drag Queens or anticipating transgender surgery and so "why not go through Melania's clothes?),
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2022 11:18 AM (wvo9L)

Embrace the power of "and", Fen.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 10, 2022 12:04 PM (sDSzn)

417 Talking about the Senate a statewide election.

Same goes for Gov.
Posted by: Not trying to be mean but? at August 10, 2022 12:02 PM (9FBGz)



Ah. But R's can get elected there.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 10, 2022 12:04 PM (yQpMk)

418 Posted by: Iris at August 10, 2022 12:02 PM (foa6+)

*bump*

Posted by: ... at August 10, 2022 12:06 PM (/6Rxy)

419 I'm not even sure what the point of mentioning that they went through Melania's clothes is.
Posted by: Ian S. at August 10, 2022 11:14 AM (ZGrMX)

Trump couldn't protect his family, his wife's and "child's possessions. It's an awful insult to him, and/or to most men, yes?

And Melania's beauty & wardrobe ignored by high society/fashion for her years in the White House. Why would she want to return to the never-ending shunning, filthy insults, and the drama that is the White House and politics?

More psych ops.

Posted by: Lola at August 10, 2022 12:08 PM (NIYa7)

420 380 "I know that law is meaningless, but is there actually any right for the government to tell a private citizen that he cannot film or photograph anything he pleases when on his own property? "

Posted by: RM
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No they do not. A steady line of court precedents have indicated that law enforcement does not have the power to insist not to be videoed or recorded by an individual including a target of investigation. The 1st Amendment protects such things in public and that would apply doubly in a private abode.

The stupid leo argument about protecting investigative procedures does not apply here as it was a warrant, it did not involve confidential informers, and warrants always must specify particularly the things, places, and items to be seized in a search.

BTW, the plain sight doctrine does not apply when you are going through items like documents not pertaining to the particulars in a search. For example, taking a serial number and then running it through databases to try to identify stolen equipment.

Posted by: whig at August 10, 2022 12:09 PM (CXr4y)

421 Nood warrants

Posted by: Iris at August 10, 2022 12:09 PM (foa6+)

422 414 Sid cannot be real.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 12:04 PM (WWh8n)

I dunno

there's a distinct odor of Monkeypox emanating from his comments

you can tell from the smaell

Posted by: REDACTED at August 10, 2022 12:09 PM (us2H3)

423 Still no official comment about the raid from DoJ or FBI. My totally unreliable Spidey Sense tells me they are waiting to make any public statements until they can announce the raid discovered and confiscated (fill-in-the-blank) materials Trump illegally had in his personal possession. Tomorrow afternoon, I think.

Posted by: Gref at August 10, 2022 12:09 PM (AMIL/)

424 Can't spell. Kristen Bell. She was in Veronica Mars.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 10, 2022 12:00 PM (ynpvh)

Amazing singing voice. She did the singing for the younger sister (Anna) in the disney movie frozen.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 10, 2022 12:10 PM (VwHCD)

425 Sid is raimondo's cock holster.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 10, 2022 12:10 PM (W/9Bb)

426 Wouldn't call Trump a "NATO skeptic" - actually not at all, and it was one of the few important negatives in his foreign policy. He of course pressed NATO to .... well, actually do something, in terms of member countries' defense spending. Within the terms of his argument of course he was obviously correct. The decline of NATO member country defense efforts has reached a dramatic and even comical point.

But he was still operating within the long outmoded framework of, well - NATO. That's the point. The alliance has lacked a rationale since it was crowned a success in 1991, simply by virtue of its mission having been completed, successfully.

European members quite rationally have reduced their military readiness/spending to negligible levels. Since there's no threat they face. AND - the other part that's tricky - because the "free rider" problem, wherein they rely on the US because they know the US won't disarm.

It's a big leap, and outside his core areas like trade, so while Trump is exactly the sort of guy who could make the leap, he didn't happen to, in this area.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 10, 2022 12:11 PM (OTzUX)

427 Heard somebody mention today that the FIB turned off Trump's video surveillance cameras at MAL, which would normally get the case and everything confiscated tossed out by a judge.

Of course, these are not normal times ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 10, 2022 12:11 PM (3HkEt)

428 419 I'm not even sure what the point of mentioning that they went through Melania's clothes is.
Posted by: Ian S.
Trump couldn't protect his family, his wife's and "child's possessions. It's an awful insult to him, and/or to most men, yes?

More psych ops. Posted by: Lola
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If any psychologist was stupid enough this input to the Feebs, then they patently do not understand someone who lived in the Eastern Bloc (Melania) or the general repulsion that the population has for Gestapo going through underwear drawers.

They emptied the well of the right respecting law enforcement reflexively and ironically the minorities will actually identify with the victims. Only the college educated over the last decade or so could believe such foolishness is an op.

Posted by: whig at August 10, 2022 12:13 PM (CXr4y)

429 And yet, a few years ago, their MoD (I think) said that the best they could hope for would be to fight off Russia by a week. I don't know if that has changed in the light of the Russian performance in Ukraine.
Posted by: Archimedes at August 10, 2022 11:26 AM (/NCI4)

If Sweden were serious about holding off a Russian attack, they would have gone nuclear. They certainly have the wherewithal to do it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 10, 2022 12:13 PM (sDSzn)

430 427 Heard somebody mention today that the FIB turned off Trump's video surveillance cameras at MAL, which would normally get the case and everything confiscated tossed out by a judge.

Of course, these are not normal times ...

Posted by: ShainS
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If Trump sued, it would go to the 11th circuit. Not the DC circuit for adjudication. This is simply sloppy incompetence to be expected by the Feebs nowadays.

Posted by: whig at August 10, 2022 12:16 PM (CXr4y)

431 They should watch Homestead Heart's You Tube channel. They seem to be able to grow tomatoes without making a big deal about it.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at August 10, 2022 12:18 PM (5HBd1)

432 Selfish self interest AND liberty.

One without the other is no good.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 10, 2022 12:18 PM (hK0vJ)

433 Pretty sure the secret service has already done that. It is a routine part of their job.
Posted by: Mister Scott


Like the boffo job they did in Dealey Plaza.

Posted by: Archer at August 10, 2022 12:22 PM (gmo/4)

434 The lies are just getting increasingly teeth-grinding. An AP story this morning about the raid on Trump:
...along with questions as to why the Justice Department – notably cautious under Attorney General Merrick Garland – decided to take such a drastic step.

Abraham bargained God down to five righteous people in an attempt to save Sodom & Gomorrah. He was unsuccessful, as there weren't even that many.

Maybe Abraham should have tried for five functioning brain cells within the AP organization? Would that have gone better?

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at August 10, 2022 01:10 PM (K58O6)

435 Arguably the biggest problem America has is how we educate our current and future voters. Teachers are the dumbest (by SAT) cohort of any college, and J-Schoolers are the 2nd-dumbest. You can look it up.

If America were serious about maintaining the republic, we'd have our brightest, not our dumbest, in charge of educating the current and future franchise.

Posted by: Alexander Scipio at August 10, 2022 02:13 PM (+uzCP)

436 Joe (I doubt you will see this since this is a dead thread)

Good catch on that headline. The point of it is to paint Trump as anti-Ukraine, and pro-Russia. The Left is enjoying the popularity of their latest thing and want to paint anyone who is not painting blue and gold on their forehead as being against Western Civilization. They are disingenuously cobranding "slava ukraina" and "PDT"

Trump was for NATO paying their own way, but I have not heard him saying anything against Europe defending itself, or NATO expansion. The two do not correlate. He was also pro-Ukraine territorial integrity, something the dems just wanted to "reset" away so they could continue the graft. He was also pro-killing Russians.

Saying he was against this vote is like saying Reagan is pro-3M illegals a year now because he signed the immigration bill in the 80s.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at August 10, 2022 05:53 PM (V3KFk)

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