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The Morning Report — 5/22/23

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Good morning, kids. With the release of the Durham Report, about the only thing good you can say that came out of it was the confirmation that the FBI is top to bottom , inside and out a completely corrupt organization. Check that. To call it corrupt is to presuppose that at one point, it was not. Barring (no pun) the purely clinical or scientific functions of things like its crime lab, I submit to you that it functions as a political dirty tricks squad that uses the cover of law enforcement to persecute the enemies of the State. And I don't mean what was the United States of America as founded since the FBI and those who use it are anathema to the laws, traditions and heritage of that erstwhile nation. While it's debatable perhaps as to whether or not it was like this at the beginning under Hoover, there is no question that that is how it functions today and has functioned for years or perhaps decades.

What Durham delivered was for all intents and purposes an indictment of high crimes and misdemeanors committed by the highest echelons of the FBI and at the behest of or with the approval of individuals such as Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama – while lacking anything even remotely recommending prosecution. The only thing was a vague, anodyne bullshit promise that steps are or will be taken to correct the mistakes that were made.

As has been discussed here and on the latest episode of the podcast John Durham is a company man. He and so many others are there to protect the integrity of the institution, regardless of what that institution and the people running it or even the underlings merely following orders have done. He does this because he's a part of it and either does not see or more likely refuses to see it and his colleagues for what they are and what they are guilty of. Because of this, and for not throwing the book at the parties in question, that makes him an accessory to the crimes after the fact, IMHO. Of course, going against the family, so to speak, can be rather harmful or fatal to one's continued existence. But, the damage is done, regardless of Durham's motives, so it's yet another "no reasonable prosecutor" hose job.

So with that preamble, Jim Jordan was on the idiot box yesterday and had this to say:

Jordan appeared on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” to speak with host Maria Bartiromo about his plans for the FBI as Chair of the House Judiciary Committee and Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government.

“What are you going to do about it? We just spoke with Kevin McCarthy about his call with Christopher Wray. It is what is is: Wray is still running the FBI. You’ve said you want to use the appropriations process to fix this. How will that fix things?” Bartiromo asked.

“Well, in the end, money always gets people’s attention. And so, what we’re going to have to do is say, ‘Hey, FBI, you can’t use federal tax dollars, you can’t use the American tax dollars for this kind of activity.’ We got to limit how they spend the money,” Jordan replied.

“So we have to use the appropriations [process]. That’s the power that the Founders wanted the legislative branch — and in particular the House, where, constitutionally, every spending bill, every tax bill, has to originate in the House — they wanted that body, which stands for election every two years, to be the body closest to the people deciding how we spend the money. So we have to exercise our authority, the power of the purse, to limit what the federal government, what the FBI and Justice Department, are doing to the American people,” Jordan continued.

Meh, to me this is pissing in the wind on so many levels. Do you think the Junta and their allies in the Democrat Party are really going to allow withholding of even a penny to what is their Gestapo/Stasi dirty tricks and strong-arming squad? Jordan doing this is almost as kabuki-bukkake theatrical as the Durham Report itself. But, here we are, operating as if it's business as usual when it's so obviously not.

The only thing that's going to cut the mustard is the dismantling of the FBI, while persevering its benign functions such as criminal databases and the crime lab (and the question remains of who and what constitutes a criminal these days), and the prosecution of everyone involved in political thuggery. Of course, crucial as the FBI is in this, so too is its parent organization the DOJ. And the CIA. And the DOD and in point of fact every single bureaucracy in Washington DC that engaged in the insubordination against the Trump administration, as well as working to stymie and subvert our freedoms with every single unconstitutional rule and regulation it issues. But I digress.

Washington DC and the tyrants and crooks that are a part of it are never going to police themselves. Mostly because they are the sworn enemies of the document and system they swore to preserve, protect and defend. Beyond the Durham Report of the sabotaging of Trump and the covering up of Hillary's actual near- or possibly-treasonous crimes with the e-mail servers, the FBI has been doing perhaps even more frightening things to us.

Like the casino-gambling scene in “Casablanca,” the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court is “shocked, shocked” the Federal Bureau of Investigation continues to ravage the privacy of vast numbers of Americans.

For each American the FISA court permitted the FBI to target, the bureau illicitly surveilled almost 1,000 additional Americans. The court’s just-revealed ruling signals the FBI presumed any American suspected of supporting the Jan. 6, 2021, protests forfeited his constitutional rights.

FISA was enacted in 1978 to curb the rampant illegal political spying exposed during the Nixon administration. After the 9/11 attacks, the Bush administration decided the president was entitled to order the National Security Agency to vacuum up Americans’ and foreigners’ emails and other data without a warrant. Federal judges disagreed, and the result was a 2008 FISA reform that authorized the feds to continue commandeering vast amounts of data.

But under Section 702 of that law, the FBI was permitted to conduct warrantless searches of that stash for Americans’ data only to seek foreign intelligence information or evidence of crime. The heavily redacted 2022 opinion finally released Friday revealed the FBI conducted 278,000 improper searches of Americans in 2020 and early 2021. Incredibly, the bureau conducted roughly 3.4 million warrantless searches of Americans in 2021 via Section 702.

The day before, Thursday, an FBI whistleblower revealed in congressional testimony that FBI headquarters pressured agents to treat anyone who attended the Jan. 6 protests as a criminal suspect. The FISA court opinion reveals the FBI wrongfully cast a far broader net. Roughly 2,000 pro-Trump protesters (including an unknown number of undercover agents and informants) entered the Capitol that day.

But an FBI analyst exploited FISA to unjustifiably conduct searches on 23,132 Americans citizens “to find evidence of possible foreign influence, although the analyst conducting the queries had no indications of foreign influence,” according to FISA Chief Judge Rudolph Contreras. The court ruling did not disclose the standards (if any) the FBI used for its warrantless Jan. 6 searches. Did Twitter retweets suffice?

It gets worse. The FBI exploited FISA to target 19,000 donors to the campaign of an unnamed candidate who challenged an incumbent member of Congress. An FBI analyst justified the warrantless searches by claiming “the campaign was a target of foreign influence,” but even the Justice Department concluded almost all those searches violated FISA rules. (In March, Rep. Darin LaHood (R-Ill.) revealed he had been wrongly targeted by the FBI in numerous FISA 702 searches — but he wasn’t the challenger mentioned here.)

The FBI also conducted secret searches of the emails and other data of 133 people arrested during the 2020 protests after George Floyd’s killing. And the bureau conducted 656 warrantless searches to see if it could find any derogatory information on people it planned to use as informants. The FBI also routinely conducted warrantless searches on “individuals listed in police homicide reports, including victims, next-of-kin, witnesses, and suspects.”

Even the Justice Department complained those searches were improper. This is only the latest in a long series of FBI FISA scandals. In April 2021, the FISA court reported the FBI conducted warrantless searches of the data trove for “domestic terrorism,” “public corruption and bribery,” “health care fraud” and other targets — including people who notified the FBI of crimes and even repairmen entering FBI offices.

If you sought to report a crime to the FBI, an FBI agent may have illegally surveilled your email. Even if you merely volunteered for the FBI “Citizens Academy” program, the FBI may have illegally tracked all your online activity. The FISA court treats the FBI like New York City judges treat serial shoplifters.

Going back more than 20 years, FISA court rulings have complained of FBI agents lying to the court and abusing the law. As long as the FBI periodically promises to repent, the FISA court entitles it to continue decimating the Fourth Amendment. Federal intelligence agencies refuse to even estimate how many Americans’ private data have been rounded up in government databases.

There is no reason to presume the feds have disclosed all their FISA wrongdoing. Prior to Edward Snowden’s leaks, the feds probably admitted fewer than 1% of federal surveillance abuses. Section 702 will expire this year unless Congress reauthorizes the provision. But the FBI’s perpetual crime wave has created a hornet’s nest on Capitol Hill. Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) asked: “How much longer must we watch the FBI brazenly spy on Americans before we strip it of its unchecked authority?” Rep. Mike Garcia (R-Calif.) declared, “We need a pound of flesh. We need to know someone has been fired.” Even Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-Manhattan), the House Judiciary Committee’s ranking Democrat, opposes reauthorizing Section 702 without fundamental reforms.

Perhaps FISA should be renamed the “Trust Me, Chumps!” Surveillance Act. The FISA court has perpetually dismally failed to defend Americans’ constitutional rights. Washington must finally admit that there is no secret “doing God’s work” clause in the Constitution that entitles FBI agents to trample Americans’ privacy and liberty.

Forgetting for a moment the absolute unchecked abuse of FISA, this is not merely the act of a handful of people. We are now talking about scores if not hundreds of FBI employees at all levels that are going to have to be involved in the surveillance of perhaps 10 times as many citizens – citizens whose sole crime is being a potential enemy of the regime in power. Tell me again, Jim Jordan, what whatever funds you intend from withholding from the FBI, if you can even succeed in getting that done (which I don't think you can), is going to do anything to solve this, which is the absolute moral and ethical bankruptcy of the institution and the fear of those in the lower ranks who go along to get along. And that doesn't let them off the hook either.

I lamented that it wasn't long before we were going to have a DOMESTIC Intelligence Surveillance Act, but FISA is the Shimmer Floor Polish of Gestapo tactics (it's a floor wax and a dessert topping!) It's a domestic spying agency AND a phony pretext for national security!

Not to worry, though. Roku-Paramount's new FBI True series , to paraphrase Kipling, will let us sleep peaceably in your bed at night "only because rough men stand ready to do violence on [our] behalf.”

Or allow violence to be done to them so the FBI doesn't have to get its hands dirty.

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1 Happy Monday

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 22, 2023 07:48 AM (BRHaw)

2 hiya

Posted by: JT at May 22, 2023 07:49 AM (T4tVD)

3 Good Morning.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 22, 2023 07:49 AM (Gri0J)

4 BOING!

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at May 22, 2023 07:50 AM (Frnu2)

5 Happy Monday, Horde!

Posted by: NR Pax at May 22, 2023 07:50 AM (4olE8)

6 The really important question about Jim Jordan... did he have his sleeves rolled up? Cuz' you know he means business when he does that.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 22, 2023 07:50 AM (Q4IgG)

7 Of course the FBI is treacherous as hell. Remember what happened when Trump even was rumored to be firing Comey? 'He can't do that!' 'Abuse of power!' etc etc.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 22, 2023 07:51 AM (zZu0s)

8 I submit to you that it functions as a political dirty tricks squad that uses the cover of law enforcement to persecute the enemies of the State. And I don't mean what was the United States of America as founded since the FBI and those who use it are anathema to the laws, traditions and heritage of that erstwhile nation.

Too bad we don't have G. Gordon Liddy around to give us his thoughts.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 22, 2023 07:53 AM (YXHzG)

9 Whatever may replace the FBI would soon become just as corrupt.

Posted by: davidt at May 22, 2023 07:53 AM (SYTee)

10 Good morning horde!

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 22, 2023 07:54 AM (z99Zw)

11 peaches and wine @peachesandwine
Italy's Mount Etna erupts, forcing airport closure

Noi in America preghiamo per tutti vuoi. 😢🙏🙏❤️
https://tinyurl.com/2p9mk8zz

[sock link too]

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 22, 2023 07:54 AM (Vwz3I)

12 One of the problems with Bureaucracies- and a problem from which a lot of the problems come from:

-MASSIVE power, which they make worse by fulfilling their function to the point to where the elected leaders can no longer imagine having to do something themselves (see also: HR depts.)
-it is not so much that they are unaccountable, it is that people do not pay attention to them until it is too late. Then they start exerting their real power, which is accountable only to themselves and is just about feathering their nest and punishing their enemies.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 22, 2023 07:54 AM (zZu0s)

13 Too bad we don't have G. Gordon Liddy around to give us his thoughts.
Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 22, 2023 07:53 AM (YXHzG)

I'd go out and buy him some piano wire.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 22, 2023 07:55 AM (zZu0s)

14 Insider Paper @TheInsiderPaper · 12h
ALERT 🚨 Mexican authorities raised the warning level for the Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico to one step below red alert, as smoke, ash and molten rock spewed into the sky posing risks to aviation and far-flung communities below

UPDATES 🚨 Mexico raises alert level as volcano ejects smoke, ash, lava

https://tinyurl.com/y54zt7wf
[video at link]

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 22, 2023 07:56 AM (Vwz3I)

15 8 Too bad we don't have G. Gordon Liddy around to give us his thoughts.
Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 22, 2023 07:53 AM (YXHzG)

My nic was almost Lee Jordan Giddy.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 22, 2023 07:56 AM (x0n13)

16 He does this because he's a part of it and either does not see or more likely refuses to see it and his colleagues for what they are and what they are guilty of. Because of this, and for not throwing the book at the parties in question, that makes him an accessory to the crimes after the fact, IMHO.
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It's not wilful ignorance; it's complicity. Durham played his role like all the others before him did. His role, in his interminable investigation (by the book! These things take time!), was to run out the clock on the Donald Trump administration... and then continue dragging ass aimlessly until the entire story had been covered with a pillow until dead, then chucked down the memory hole and buried beneath a dump truck full of stories about Trump's rapes and acts of treason.

Why do you think Brandon's handlers didn't just dispense with him? They certainly could have. They didn't keep him in place because they loved his awesome beard.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 22, 2023 07:56 AM (oINRc)

17 mornign horde

MONDAY STARTS THE WEEKEND!!!

Body shots everyone!!

or, since i'm actually at work, covfefe & content...

Posted by: SturmToddler at May 22, 2023 07:57 AM (Mkvkw)

18 the confirmation that the FBI is top to bottom , inside and out a completely corrupt organization.

Time for content producers to punch out a few new series of crime-dramas where the FBI fields a team of young, athletic, smart, cover-model-beauty, dedicated, honest, hard-working, lawful, servant-like demeanor characters to solve elaborate James Bond villain crimes while rescuing kittens from tree branches and defending the poor and down trodden.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 22, 2023 07:57 AM (YXHzG)

19 The really important question about Jim Jordan... did he have his sleeves rolled up? Cuz' you know he means business when he does that.
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Asshole Justin does that continually.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 22, 2023 07:57 AM (Vwz3I)

20 Television must have four or five "FBI Is The Greatest!" propaganda series going right now. The Fibbie TV office is working hard, almost as hard as the KGB look-alikes in the field, crushing ordinary Americans.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at May 22, 2023 07:57 AM (5ZgUj)

21 My nic was almost Lee Jordan Giddy.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 22, 2023 07:56 AM (x0n13)

We like you just the way you are.

Posted by: Zombie Fred Rogers at May 22, 2023 07:58 AM (y/a4v)

22 Good morning JJ and horde

Posted by: Skip at May 22, 2023 07:59 AM (roDmJ)

23 UPDATES 🚨 Mexico raises alert level as volcano ejects smoke, ash, lava

https://tinyurl.com/y54zt7wf
[video at link]
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 22, 2023 07:56 AM (Vwz3I)

Hmmm, may be both premature and somewhat ghoulish: if the thing really lights off, what would be the impact on immigration?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 22, 2023 07:59 AM (zZu0s)

24 "Do you think the Junta and their allies in the Democrat Party are really going to allow withholding of even a penny to what is their Gestapo/Stasi dirty tricks and strong-arming squad?"


Their 10% budget increase will be held to 9.7% That get their attention strike fear in their dark hearts.

Posted by: Ripley at May 22, 2023 07:59 AM (cUYo/)

25 Today Pooky's beast of a computer arrives, and Pookette has her final program of the year tonight. Here's hoping she has enough room to use more than an inch of her cello bow this time.....

Posted by: pookysgirl, trying to make the world work at May 22, 2023 07:59 AM (dtlDP)

26 "Well, in the end, money always gets people’s attention. And so, what we’re going to have to do is say, ‘Hey, FBI, you can’t use federal tax dollars, you can’t use the American tax dollars for this kind of activity.’ We got to limit how they spend the money,” Jordan replied.
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What a load of absolute horseshit. The Congress, and Jim Jordan especially, are doing zippo, nada, nothing about the fiibbie treason gang. Nothing.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at May 22, 2023 07:59 AM (5ZgUj)

27 21 My nic was almost Lee Jordan Giddy.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 22, 2023 07:56 AM (x0n13)

We like you just the way you are.
Posted by: Zombie Fred Rogers at May 22, 2023 07:58 AM (y/a4v)

'LJG' would not be a bad moniker.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 22, 2023 08:00 AM (zZu0s)

28 This might sound a little out there, but I predict there will be no FBI reform. They might change some of the selections in the vending machines at HQ, if there's enough pressure.

Posted by: DB - chalant and gruntled at May 22, 2023 08:00 AM (geLO8)

29 28 This might sound a little out there, but I predict there will be no FBI reform. They might change some of the selections in the vending machines at HQ, if there's enough pressure.
Posted by: DB - chalant and gruntled at May 22, 2023 08:00 AM (geLO

Aren't they building a mammoth new complex? I figure they will have fine dining and fast food on site.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 22, 2023 08:01 AM (zZu0s)

30 9 Whatever may replace the FBI would soon become just as corrupt.
Posted by: davidt at May 22, 2023 07:53 AM (SYTee)


"But what would you replace it with?"
"Nothing."
"What if-"
"I said nothing. You heard me clearly. It doesn't need to exist and most of their work can be done by 4Chan and local law enforcement."

Posted by: NR Pax at May 22, 2023 08:01 AM (4olE8)

31 Every FBI lackey running dog of the democrats in a leadership position should be made to resign and forfeit any and all pensions and bennies they have scammed out of the taxpayers during their soiled and disgraceful careers as federal layabouts. Start with Wray and his hair.

More coffee...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 22, 2023 08:02 AM (7tCXb)

32 G'mornin'

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2023 08:03 AM (DU+/6)

33 Today Pooky's beast of a computer arrives, and Pookette has her final program of the year tonight. Here's hoping she has enough room to use more than an inch of her cello bow this time.....
Posted by: pookysgirl, trying to make the world work at May 22, 2023 07:59 AM (dtlDP)
==================
A cello player! Excellent! Love the cello. Best wishes to the young prodigy.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at May 22, 2023 08:04 AM (5ZgUj)

34 >Aren't they building a mammoth new complex? I figure they will have fine dining and fast food on site.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop


that's right- they are building a new facility-
the FBI is actually getting bigger- it can't be stopped, it can't be bargained with, it can't be defunded

Posted by: DB - chalant and gruntled at May 22, 2023 08:05 AM (geLO8)

35 "Abolish the fucking thing or shut your mouth. We're sick to death of this kabuki-bukkake theatrics."

This is the GOP's chance to shine!

Posted by: fd at May 22, 2023 08:05 AM (iayUP)

36 There's always room for cello....

Posted by: JT at May 22, 2023 08:05 AM (T4tVD)

37 Joe's shoes.

Posted by: fd at May 22, 2023 08:05 AM (iayUP)

38 If I had to work on that new FBI HQ, I'd do everything as dangerously wrong as I possibly could without people noticing. I'd also place microphones in the walls for literally anyone who wanted me to.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 22, 2023 08:05 AM (oINRc)

39 The only thing was a vague, anodyne bullshit promise that steps are or will be taken to correct the mistakes that were made.
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And that's true. They've *really* amped up the power of their of their propaganda and message-control complex to help prevent the rubes from ever finding out about it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2023 08:06 AM (DU+/6)

40
"debatable perhaps as to whether or not it was like this at the beginning under Hoover"

Hoover kept a blackmail file on every powerful American, including Presidents.
I'll leave it up to the individual to judge whether or not that can be characterized as police corruption.

Posted by: Speller at May 22, 2023 08:06 AM (pSotA)

41 35 "Abolish the fucking thing or shut your mouth. We're sick to death of this kabuki-bukkake theatrics."

This is the GOP's chance to shine!

Posted by: fd at May 22, 2023 08:05 AM (iayUP)

Didn't ace say something the other day about a shiny face?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 22, 2023 08:06 AM (zZu0s)

42 The FBI should be defunded and abolished.

Posted by: vic at May 22, 2023 08:06 AM (mMi2k)

43 So now we've gone from the Atomic Tranny Dog to an Occult Obsessed Monkeypox Czar?

Posted by: Secret Square at May 22, 2023 08:06 AM (9WuX0)

44 Hmmm, may be both premature and somewhat ghoulish: if the thing really lights off, what would be the impact on immigration?

Buried somewhere deep within the 14th Amendment, the kakistocracy will find a mandate to construct some formula of admitting a few more million into the country under some compassionate relief act where we will discover that somehow 80% of Mexico's population actually originates from somewhere else; and that formula includes some measure of hundred billion funding with the accounting vigor equal to or less than the money pipeline to Ukraine.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 22, 2023 08:07 AM (YXHzG)

45 Of course Dominion will collapse.

It's called "Take the Money and Run!"

Posted by: pawn at May 22, 2023 08:07 AM (wsHtO)

46 For J.J.

The Lion of Judah?? Born Free To Make This Land Our Home??

https://tinyurl.com/yfydxpu2
[34 seconds]

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 22, 2023 08:07 AM (Vwz3I)

47 This might sound a little out there, but I predict there will be no FBI reform.
Posted by: DB - chalant and gruntled at May 22, 2023 08:00 AM (geLO
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Sarcasm font would be a good future Pixy addition (for clarity), at least for me.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at May 22, 2023 08:08 AM (5ZgUj)

48 45 Of course Dominion will collapse.

It's called "Take the Money and Run!"
Posted by: pawn at May 22, 2023 08:07 AM (wsHtO)

Who-ah!

Posted by: Steve Miller Band at May 22, 2023 08:08 AM (zZu0s)

49 “Well, in the end, money always gets people’s attention. And so, what we’re going to have to do is say, ‘Hey, FBI, you can’t use federal tax dollars, you can’t use the American tax dollars for this kind of activity.’ We got to limit how they spend the money,” Jordan replied.
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Good grief. If *this* is the plan, then just go ahead and mark it down in the "utter failures and total betrayals of the Republican Party" ledger.

"We're going to limit how they spend the money?" How? According to what? With what enforcement mechanism? With what consequences? You don't need to write a regulatory code, Jordan. You need to write a check for $0.01, collapse the agency, and send them all off without any jobs.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2023 08:08 AM (DU+/6)

50 Never trust an FBI agent man who starts with "Trust me, chimps."

Posted by: Lancelot Link at May 22, 2023 08:08 AM (ZiWtB)

51 Sarcasm font would be a good future Pixy addition (for clarity), at least for me.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at May 22, 2023 08:08 AM (5ZgUj)

I want just one thread (contain the madness) where we could post gifs. We could set up a pool for how long it would take to get out of hand. (Smart money would bet low.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 22, 2023 08:09 AM (zZu0s)

52 so too is its parent organization the DOJ. And the CIA. And the DOD and in point of fact every single bureaucracy in Washington DC that engaged in the insubordination against the Trump administration, as well as working to stymie and subvert our freedoms with every single unconstitutional rule and regulation it issues.
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I'm not being hyperbolic when I say that I think you have described every single agency.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2023 08:09 AM (DU+/6)

53 New hot take: inflation is causing a collapse in liquor tax revenues, so we need to massively increase federal and state liquor taxes.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 22, 2023 08:09 AM (ynEI8)

54 Hiya Vic !

Posted by: JT at May 22, 2023 08:10 AM (T4tVD)

55 A Vic sighting !

Posted by: JT at May 22, 2023 08:11 AM (T4tVD)

56 He does this because he's a part of it and either does not see or more likely refuses to see it and his colleagues for what they are and what they are guilty of.

The nobles do not take the side of the serfs. Ever.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 22, 2023 08:11 AM (z99Zw)

57 53 New hot take: inflation is causing a collapse in liquor tax revenues, so we need to massively increase federal and state liquor taxes.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 22, 2023 08:09 AM (ynEI

Well, this is exactly the rationale for cigarette taxes, no? Fewer smokers? Less money coming in? Lottery? Still not enough? New tolls on bridges!

Oh, and it is all 'earmarked' for education. Right.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 22, 2023 08:11 AM (zZu0s)

58 But under Section 702 of that law, the FBI was permitted to conduct warrantless searches of that stash for Americans’ data only to seek foreign intelligence information or evidence of crime. The heavily redacted 2022 opinion finally released Friday revealed the FBI conducted 278,000 improper searches of Americans in 2020 and early 2021. Incredibly, the bureau conducted roughly 3.4 million warrantless searches of Americans in 2021 via Section 702.
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So any purpose, then. Is what the FBI did here even *technically* wrong? "We're looking for evidence of crimes. We're allowed to do that. If you have no thing to hide, why would this bother you?"

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2023 08:12 AM (DU+/6)

59 We are giving the FBI its full budget, but specifying that they can't use it to "spy on the American people"

FBI: ok, we will keep doing what we are doing, but make sure we do not call it "spying on the american people".

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 22, 2023 08:12 AM (ynEI8)

60 A Vic sighting !
Posted by: JT at May 22, 2023 08:11 AM (T4tVD)

On a Monday morning!

Posted by: dantesed at May 22, 2023 08:12 AM (88xKn)

61 Mornin', all!

Just this morning I read a Stephen Green-linked article about hidden Chinese debt wrecking countries Sri Lanka-style. It's at Fortune, and it's disturbing but not surprising if anyone has been paying attention to China's behavior. We are in for it.

Thanks for the newz, JJ!

Posted by: Catherine at May 22, 2023 08:13 AM (ZSsrh)

62 We can't talk our way out, we probably can't vote our way out, I doubt we have the stomach to shoot our way out, so I propose we pray our way out.

2 Chronicles 7:13-15 (English Standard Version):
"When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command the locust to devour the land, or send pestilence among my people, if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayer that is made in this place."

If we can humble ourselves, pray, seek God's face, and turn away from sin, we may save ourselves from some other nation humbling us even further.

Posted by: setnaffa at May 22, 2023 08:13 AM (rZVTl)

63 Morning all.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 22, 2023 08:13 AM (X98Jy)

64 congrats to SpaceX on another successful launch. Absolutely amazing company.

Meanwhile, NASA keeps awarding contracts to Blue Origin, a pretend company without any success whatsoever in launching to space, because its owner also owns the Washington Post.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at May 22, 2023 08:14 AM (5ZgUj)

65 “Well, in the end, money always gets people’s attention. And so, what we’re going to have to do is say, ‘Hey, FBI, you can’t use federal tax dollars, you can’t use the American tax dollars for this kind of activity.’ We got to limit how they spend the money,” Jordan replied.

That's where the BS lies.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 22, 2023 08:14 AM (z99Zw)

66 Insider Paper @TheInsiderPaper · 2h
NEW 🚨 Fire destroys historic Philippine post office building

||A huge fire destroyed a historic post office in the Philippine capital Manila, officials said Monday.

More than 80 fire trucks were sent to the decades-old landmark after the blaze broke out late Sunday, the Bureau of Fire Protection said.

Thick, black smoke billowed hundreds of metres into the sky as flames gutted the neo-classical Manila Central Post Office that overlooks the Pasig River.

It took firefighters more than seven hours to get the inferno under control. [...]

Originally built in 1926, the post office was once considered the “grandest building” in Manila, according to its website.

It was destroyed in World War II as US forces recaptured the capital from Japanese occupation forces, and rebuilt in 1946.||

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 22, 2023 08:14 AM (Vwz3I)

67 FBI: ok, we will keep doing what we are doing, but make sure we do not call it "spying on the american people".
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 22, 2023 08:12 AM (ynEI

FBI: We'll just call it the 'bird watching project'.

Posted by: dantesed at May 22, 2023 08:15 AM (88xKn)

68 The FBI should be defunded and abolished.

That is what a reasonable person should conclude. Unfortunately we have no reasonable people. The John Birch Society has been warning We The People for at least three generations that the goal is having a National Police Force.

Why do you think "Defund The Police" and "Every Cop Is A Racist" narrative has so much Leftist appeal? Why is it that nearly every single federal agent† homicide is either never brought up in the enemedia nor ever questioned?

Why do you think there has been a maniacal effort to build a digital panopticon centralized by the Fed? Why do you think that more and more DA's are encouraging lawlessness and strife?

Its to set the stage for the FBI or some new conglomerate to step in as the one and only "legitimate" law enforcement agency.

† other than Border Patrol

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 22, 2023 08:15 AM (YXHzG)

69 Today is National Vanilla Pudding Day.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 22, 2023 08:15 AM (NpAcC)

70 " (here's a system: paper ballots, IDs and one-day voting - jjs)"

Don't forget the purple finger.

Posted by: fd at May 22, 2023 08:16 AM (iayUP)

71 "Travel Advisory: Black Americans Warned by NAACP of ‘Open Hostility’ in Florida"


So no more spring break riots and gang shootings?

Posted by: Ripley at May 22, 2023 08:16 AM (cUYo/)

72 Bank of America gladly assisted the feebs in identifying citizens who traveled from their home sphere to D.C. ahead of J6.

Did Capital One and American Express refuse?

When will we see the republican party issue a warning to all members to never again enter or even drive through D.C., because of the severe danger of being arrested and imprisoned for some imagined crime.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at May 22, 2023 08:16 AM (KiBMU)

73 Undoing the bureaucracy in the capitol city is not going to be accomplished through political means.

Defunding won't work. The institutions will have to be physically disassembled, by any means necessary.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 22, 2023 08:17 AM (Q4IgG)

74 ... Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) asked: “How much longer must we watch the FBI brazenly spy on Americans before we strip it of its unchecked authority?” Rep. Mike Garcia (R-Calif.) declared, “We need a pound of flesh. We need to know someone has been fired.” Even Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-Manhattan), the House Judiciary Committee’s ranking Democrat, opposes reauthorizing Section 702 without fundamental reforms.
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In Washington speak, "Fundamental reform" == "granting of wider powers" - always, and without exception. The only thing to do is to dismantle it completely and try again with new people and new rules. Failing that, just shut it down and see what happens. Attacking the problem piecemeal would be better than continuing what we have now.

But this won't happen because Congress is afraid. What Schumer said way back then when he talked about IC nailing your ass to the wall was correct, and they all know it. Virtually every man, woman and homunculus in Congress is deeply corrupt and knows what is probably in his FBI file. He knows what's in his own dossier. And he sure as shit isn't going to risk *other* people learning it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2023 08:18 AM (DU+/6)

75 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 22, 2023 08:18 AM (1n+EO)

76 Insider Corner @insidercnews · 1h
Climate activists pouring diluted charcoal into Rome's historic Trevi Fountain to protest against fossil fuels.

[I'd link the video but no one -- cop or tourist -- beats them up so 'wasted trip, baby.'

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 22, 2023 08:18 AM (Vwz3I)

77 Well, in the end, money always gets people’s attention. And so, what we’re going to have to do is say, ‘Hey, FBI, you can’t use federal tax dollars, you can’t use the American tax dollars for this kind of activity.’ We got to limit how they spend the money,” Jordan replied.

And what enforcement mechanism has Jordon proposed?

Congress can say that the money is for this or for that but not for this other thing, and Lo And Behold money somehow finds its way to the taboo other thing.

Reference: Fauci and the Obama era demand to stop all GoF research.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 22, 2023 08:18 AM (YXHzG)

78 "Black Americans Warned by NAACP of ‘Open Hostility’ in Florida"

They aint kidding.

Posted by: Mickey Mouse at May 22, 2023 08:18 AM (iayUP)

79 Thanks JJ !

AGAIN !

Posted by: JT at May 22, 2023 08:18 AM (T4tVD)

80 >>Numerous Democrats Join Racialist, Sub-Literate, Filthy Shit-Whore Cori Bush in Demanding $14 Trillion Reparations

Basically, you would have to expropriate the wealth of people who never owned slaves or harmed anyone and give it to people who were never slaves or were directly harmed by anyone.

This is pretty much on brand for the Democrat party.

One of the upsides of The US becoming an Hispano-Asian majority is that silly sh*t like this will stop.

There will be other silly sh*t to be sure, but not this silly sh*t.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 22, 2023 08:19 AM (up/3i)

81 Hmmm...Kitteh asleep in lap but kawfee cup is empty.

What to do?

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at May 22, 2023 08:19 AM (N3zMI)

82 From the Bush Reparations:

Whereas the Federal Government must pay its debt, in all necessary forms, to descendants of enslaved Black people and people of African descent in order to support a continuous and holistic healing process;

WTF does African have to do with Slavery?

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 22, 2023 08:20 AM (BRHaw)

83 Hmmm...Kitteh asleep in lap but kawfee cup is empty.

What to do?
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher


Move coffee pot closer.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 22, 2023 08:20 AM (X98Jy)

84 Virtually every man, woman and homunculus in Congress is deeply corrupt and knows what is probably in his FBI file. He knows what's in his own dossier. And he sure as shit isn't going to risk *other* people learning it.

Its the shit the FBI adds in, like prostitutes peeing in the bed, that is the concern. What prevents the FBI from just uploading child pr0n to someone's computer to be violently discovered the next day around 5AM with CNN documenting the whole process from the street?

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 22, 2023 08:21 AM (YXHzG)

85 It's also, World Goth Day.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 22, 2023 08:21 AM (NpAcC)

86 It looks like Greek conservatives win a plurality of legislature seats but can't form a coalition government? [It's their first election since the IMF-imposed budget constraints were removed.]

Insider Paper @TheInsiderPaper · 2h
BREAKING: Greece's conservative PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis called for new elections "possibly on June 25", a day after securing a broad but inconclusive victory

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 22, 2023 08:22 AM (Vwz3I)

87 71 "Travel Advisory: Black Americans Warned by NAACP of ‘Open Hostility’ in Florida"


So no more spring break riots and gang shootings?


And since that seems to be part of their beautiful culture, you are a hater for not allowing them to get away with it.

Posted by: NR Pax at May 22, 2023 08:22 AM (4olE8)

88 Space X takes all Saudi crew to space station. What are they studying? The viability of camels in space?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 22, 2023 08:22 AM (hh7Ed)

89 Today is National Vanilla Pudding Day.
Posted by: redridinghood at May 22, 2023 08:15 AM (NpAcC)
===================
My greatest achievement in office!

Posted by: Joe Biden, confused and demented, but happy! at May 22, 2023 08:22 AM (y0KIn)

90 >I want just one thread (contain the madness) where we could post gifs.


that actually happened
there was a brief period in the blog's distant past when you could post gifs or use huge fonts and colors- it was a glitch that got corrected, but it was glorious while it lasted

Posted by: DB - chalant and gruntled at May 22, 2023 08:22 AM (geLO8)

91 Family went to a show at the Kennedy Center recently. Evening show. Couple of busloads of kids (teens) wandering around presumably on tour of the facility. Several of the students in each group sporting "Trump" hats. Even some of the "goth" kids. Definitely high school kids. Hope for the future?

Posted by: Actually Inside the Beltway at May 22, 2023 08:23 AM (roPuI)

92 "WTF does African have to do with Slavery?"

I believe that Africans were the suppliers.

Lots of local money and power was created by African leaders capturing and selling folks that African leaders didn't like.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 22, 2023 08:23 AM (1n+EO)

93 Thick, black smoke billowed hundreds of metres

meters.

Posted by: Zombie Fred Rogers at May 22, 2023 08:23 AM (h3tqt)

94 Space X takes all Saudi crew to space station. What are they studying? The viability of camels in space?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 22, 2023 08:22 AM (hh7Ed)
================
Ironically, the mission is being commanded by a woman driver, errr, "pilot"

Posted by: Joe Biden, confused and demented, but happy! at May 22, 2023 08:24 AM (y0KIn)

95 Bill Gates is trying to distract from much more grievous sins. Who else will be joining him?

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 22, 2023 08:24 AM (RqMSv)

96 @77

>>And what enforcement mechanism has Jordon proposed?

The only thing that would probably work is to have congress reorganize the administrative state and give itself more direct control and investigatory powers over the agencies.


Because if you simply give them less money, they will prioritize the worst sh*t or essentially run Ops to cause damage to national security and scream, see.... see... we don't have enough money and look what you allowed to happen.

We're in a tight spot with no easy answers.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 22, 2023 08:24 AM (up/3i)

97 When will we see the republican party issue a warning to all members to never again enter or even drive through D.C., because of the severe danger of being arrested and imprisoned for some imagined crime.
Posted by: Mr Gaga at May 22, 2023 08:16 AM (KiBMU)


I avoid it as much as possible.

Posted by: blaster at May 22, 2023 08:25 AM (pwExq)

98 WTF does African have to do with Slavery?
Posted by: rhennigantx at May 22, 2023 08:20 AM (BRHaw)

The proper question to ask is: "WTF does slavery have to do with reparations?"

They don't want reparations for historical wrongs. They want reparations for white people being inherently better than everyone else. Because that's what they really believe. Or at least what they seem to want everyone else to really believe.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 22, 2023 08:25 AM (/EuRN)

99 Small point of technical correction, JJ: "Roku-Paramount" doesn't exist. The "FBI" show is Paramount+, period. The streaming service is Paramount+, which replaced the old "CBS All Access" platform. Frontpage doesn't seem to understand this, or they just wrote the opening line really ambiguously:
A new series on Roku’s Paramount + Channel titled FBI True caught my attention and aroused my curiosity.

Roku is just the viewing platform - no different in essence from a web browser, a cell phone app, an app on a different Smart TV platform, etc.

CBS, by the way, is all-in on cop propaganda. In the weekly primetime lineup, there are 2 "NCIS" shows, 3 "FBI" shows, 2 "CSI" shows, and 2 other cop shows (assuming you count weekends, too). Out of 28 hours of weekly primetime programming, 9 (or about a third) of those hours are on cop-related programming.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2023 08:26 AM (DU+/6)

100 ||LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Authorities have reported that a shooting incident in Indiana, which resulted in two individuals being injured, has led to the arrest of a murder suspect from Illinois. The incident unfolded when a three-year-old child gained access to a firearm.

Trayshaun Smith, 23, was apprehended on Thursday after seeking medical attention at a hospital for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, said Lt. Justin Hartman of the Lafayette Police Department.

Upon investigation, it was determined that the shooting, which caused injuries to Smith and another victim, occurred when the three-year-old child managed to access the firearm and discharged a single round.

Hartman explained, “It was determined that a three-year-old child at that location accessed a gun and fired one round, striking two people.” [...]

According to Hartman, the other victim was the child’s mother, while Smith was a friend of the mother’s.||

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 22, 2023 08:27 AM (Vwz3I)

101 "It’s impossible to number the souls reached through the ministry of the countless churches Keller planted and leaders he mentored."
Gospel Giant Tim Keller Leaves a Profound Legacy Worthy of High Praise and Fair Critique


He fought the good fight, he ran his race, he kept the faith --- Babylon Bee tribute via St. Paul

Posted by: grammie winger at May 22, 2023 08:27 AM (45fpk)

102 90 >I want just one thread (contain the madness) where we could post gifs.


that actually happened
there was a brief period in the blog's distant past when you could post gifs or use huge fonts and colors- it was a glitch that got corrected, but it was glorious while it lasted
Posted by: DB - chalant and gruntled at May 22, 2023 08:22 AM (geLO

A few years back when whatever holds up this blog went down for a while, they put up some fancy new website. TJM had a field day with his memes.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at May 22, 2023 08:27 AM (eYoxG)

103 CBS, by the way, is all-in on cop propaganda. In the weekly primetime lineup, there are 2 "NCIS" shows, 3 "FBI" shows, 2 "CSI" shows, and 2 other cop shows (assuming you count weekends, too). Out of 28 hours of weekly primetime programming, 9 (or about a third) of those hours are on cop-related programming.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2023 08:26 AM (DU+/6)
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Seems a bit weird just how gung-ho they are about showing the police in a positive light on television while they go around attempting to defund them in real life...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 22, 2023 08:27 AM (YIVH2)

104 "Joe Manchin Says He's a Climate Moderate. He Just Voted To Confirm Radical Energy Nominee Who Wants To Kill the Coal Industry."
"David Crane says air travel and meat consumption may have to be curtailed to fight climate change"

You would think that people of West Virginia would catch on to this fraud.

Manchin epitomizes the politician that talks out of both sides of his mouth.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 22, 2023 08:28 AM (NpAcC)

105 CBS, by the way, is all-in on cop propaganda. In the weekly primetime lineup, there are 2 "NCIS" shows, 3 "FBI" shows, 2 "CSI" shows, and 2 other cop shows (assuming you count weekends, too). Out of 28 hours of weekly primetime programming, 9 (or about a third) of those hours are on cop-related programming.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2023 08:26 AM (DU+/6)

Imagine any of these goofy shows with the wardrobes swapped to some other profession (doctors, teachers, accountants), but the dialog and action is all left unchanged.

That would be fun to watch. I'd watch that.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 22, 2023 08:28 AM (/EuRN)

106 "It's also, World Goth Day.
Posted by: redridinghood"

*mixes up some black vanilla pudding*

Posted by: fd at May 22, 2023 08:28 AM (iayUP)

107 I've come to the conclusion that certain segments of the black population don't give a shit about slavery as long as it isn't them. One could possibly ascribe that to all the other races as well.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 22, 2023 08:28 AM (h3tqt)

108 >Out of 28 hours of weekly primetime programming, 9 (or about a third) of those hours are on cop-related programming.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)


this is part of why I quit TV. Everything was either 1) some variation of cop/lawyer/doctor, or 2) dysfunctional over-sexed blended family sitcom

Posted by: DB - chalant and gruntled at May 22, 2023 08:29 AM (geLO8)

109 Seems a bit weird just how gung-ho they are about showing the police in a positive light on television while they go around attempting to defund them in real life...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 22, 2023 08:27 AM (YIVH2)

Notice how they are 100% federal three-letters. You ain't seeing NYPD portrayed as heroes any time soon.

Your Cops = Bad
Our Cops = Good

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 22, 2023 08:29 AM (/EuRN)

110 The Republicans keep going through the motions like everything is still normal.
They knew, they absolutely know the situation is FUBAR.

This we are watching is the most morbid and macabre game of musical chairs as each party tries to not be the one in charge when the music stops.

If they cared about anything at all, they'd make some of us here question whether they should tap the brakes a bit.

Instead, it's all carefully scripted blather to calm the money class that they are doing all they can to do nothing of substance lest they upset the looters, thieves, whores and liars.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at May 22, 2023 08:30 AM (Vhzin)

111 Reparations will never get paid. Just ask Gavin.

Like "white supremacist terrorists," it's mean to divide us. I expect an even bigger Sumer of Love in 2023.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 22, 2023 08:30 AM (RqMSv)

112
that actually happened
there was a brief period in the blog's distant past when you could post gifs or use huge fonts and colors- it was a glitch that got corrected, but it was glorious while it lasted

Posted by: DB - chalant and gruntled at May 22, 2023 08:22 AM


I remember it well. I posted a 'shopped pic of Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama walking hand in hand together and some people took offense. Truth be told it was kinda offensive. But Pixy put the kibosh to it and thats why you can't spell certain words or the sequence i m g without getting an underline.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 22, 2023 08:30 AM (enJYY)

113 Wait, is that whole Chicago XYZ lineup still on? That would invalidate my bitch.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 22, 2023 08:31 AM (/EuRN)

114 Seems a bit weird just how gung-ho they are about showing the police in a positive light on television while they go around attempting to defund them in real life...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 22, 2023 08:27 AM (YIVH2)
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Not really. Of all the cop shows on CBS, only two - "Blue Bloods" and "48 Hours" - have to do with regular cops. The first is about a PD, IIRC, and the latter is a "true crime" kind of show.

All the rest are about federal cops or forensic cops. The feds are great and the forensic guys are scientists and technocrats, so there's no conflict at all.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2023 08:31 AM (DU+/6)

115 #86 Update...

zerohedge @zerohedge · 1h
Greek Stocks And Bonds Jump As New Election Result Is 'Credit Positive'

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 22, 2023 08:31 AM (Vwz3I)

116 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 22, 2023 08:31 AM (Zz0t1)

117 Have we given our daily billion to Ukraine yet?

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at May 22, 2023 08:31 AM (Vhzin)

118 Whelp.....back to the grind.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 22, 2023 08:31 AM (Zz0t1)

119 Exxon Crushes Progressive Dreams That “Net Zero” Has Any Chance By 2050: It Would Mean Collapse In “Global Standard Of Living”

the plan

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 22, 2023 08:31 AM (BRHaw)

120 I have never been to DC. I have always thought of it as Minas Morgul…

Posted by: tubal at May 22, 2023 08:32 AM (WMTRN)

121 I remember it well. I posted a 'shopped pic of Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama walking hand in hand together and some people took offense. Truth be told it was kinda offensive. But Pixy put the kibosh to it and thats why you can't spell certain words or the sequence i m g without getting an underline.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 22, 2023 08:30 AM (enJYY)
++++
I think that was Ace, IIRC. We're on the older version of the platform and that's preferable for some reason that I don't fully understand. That other version is still there, and other blogs use it. But we don't use it here. I don't know the history of that or why.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2023 08:32 AM (DU+/6)

122 Durham like Comey laid out the crimes that no government jurisdiction will touch

Posted by: Skip at May 22, 2023 08:33 AM (roDmJ)

123 Somewhat OT, but the weather forecast for metro Denver today is 'smoke'.

Posted by: DB - "Damn... we're in a tight spot." at May 22, 2023 08:34 AM (geLO8)

124 "The feds are great and the forensic guys are scientists and technocrats, so there's no conflict at all.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)"

Not to mention the genius programmers. Enhance!

Posted by: fd at May 22, 2023 08:34 AM (iayUP)

125 Somewhat OT, but the weather forecast for metro Denver today is 'smoke'.
Posted by: DB - "Damn... we're in a tight spot." at May 22, 2023 08:34 AM (geLO
++++
Oh dear. Is CO burning already, or is it drifting down from the big fires in Canada?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2023 08:34 AM (DU+/6)

126 I consider the HQ format as “ quaint”. It helps.

Posted by: tubal at May 22, 2023 08:35 AM (WMTRN)

127 >Have we given our daily billion to Ukraine yet?

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice


they're probably printing it right now

Posted by: DB - at May 22, 2023 08:35 AM (geLO8)

128 Good morning, J.J. Good morning, Horde.

Posted by: Inogame at May 22, 2023 08:35 AM (53oGX)

129 I have never been to DC. I have always thought of it as Minas Morgul…
Posted by: tubal at May 22, 2023 08:32 AM (WMTRN)



There needs to be a sign at the city limits that says "Now entering the pit of depravity and corruption. Abandon all hope ye who enter here."

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 22, 2023 08:36 AM (Zz0t1)

130 Congress is powerless against the Intelligence Community.

Posted by: Jim at May 22, 2023 08:36 AM (zhWvq)

131 Somewhat OT, but the weather forecast for metro Denver today is 'smoke'.
Posted by: DB - "Damn... we're in a tight spot." at May 22, 2023 08:34 AM (geLO



Far out, man.....

Posted by: Cheech and Chong at May 22, 2023 08:36 AM (Zz0t1)

132 >Oh dear. Is CO burning already, or is it drifting down from the big fires in Canada?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)


supposedly, this smoke is from Canada. Colorado usually doesn't catch fire until late June-July.

Posted by: DB - my tagline fell off at May 22, 2023 08:36 AM (geLO8)

133 Where is that little Ukrainian turd begging at this week?

Posted by: tubal at May 22, 2023 08:37 AM (WMTRN)

134 >Congress is powerless against the Intelligence Community.

Posted by: Jim


this guy gets it

Posted by: DB - my tagline fell off at May 22, 2023 08:37 AM (geLO8)

135 We're America's hat!

Posted by: Canadia at May 22, 2023 08:38 AM (DhOHl)

136 Jim Jordan and Chuck Grassley can huff and puff and write really mean letters to Deep State traitors.
Jordan and Grassley are possibly well intentioned and....not effective--other than as leads in Failure Theatre

At his point if you cant or wont close off the Deep State's funding punch bowl, you got nothing. Less than nothing.

Posted by: Voter theater. at May 22, 2023 08:38 AM (OcxYp)

137 Somewhat OT, but the weather forecast for metro Denver today is 'smoke'.
---------------
Canadian invasion.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 22, 2023 08:38 AM (Vwz3I)

138 Joe Manchin Says He's a Climate Moderate. He Just Voted To Confirm Radical Energy Nominee Who Wants To Kill the Coal Industry

Not to worry. He got a "promise" that they won't negatively affect WV or have a criminal prosecution of his daughter. One of those promises might be kept.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 22, 2023 08:39 AM (z99Zw)

139 Stoopid people love watching cop shows and doctor shows on TV.

I try to avoid both in real life and so why would anyone want to watch that crapola is beyond me, but 8 year old adults have to be entertained.

More coffee...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 22, 2023 08:39 AM (7tCXb)

140 Zelensky was just begging at the G7, still couldn't find his suit.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 22, 2023 08:39 AM (hh7Ed)

141 Some show I saw a couple of minutes of the other day had the investigators zooming in on a video made from 100 yards away to clearly show the tattoo on their quarry's arm. All the pretty boys and girls standing around looking at the monitor knew they had their man then.

Posted by: fd at May 22, 2023 08:40 AM (iayUP)

142 85 It's also, World Goth Day.
Posted by: redridinghood at May 22, 2023 08:21 AM (NpAcC)

Theodoric and Alaric would be proud...

Actually, they would think modern 'Goths' to be simpering pussies.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 22, 2023 08:40 AM (zZu0s)

143 Global Warming is Back, Baby!

https://is.gd/uRTezl

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at May 22, 2023 08:41 AM (PiwSw)

144 Two men hospitalized after being bitten by sharks in separate incidents in southern FL.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 22, 2023 08:41 AM (Vwz3I)

145 It still amazes me there are people stupid enough to believe that mankind has altered the 'climate' of Earth in less than 200 years since the industrial revolution all while the millions of years prior there were higher levels of carbon in the atmosphere at times and there was still an ice age.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 22, 2023 08:42 AM (Zz0t1)

146 I stopped watching cop shows when my wife got tired of all of my mockery and cotempt of them overwhelmed their dialogue…

Posted by: tubal at May 22, 2023 08:42 AM (WMTRN)

147
g'mornin' again, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 22, 2023 08:42 AM (ENBF0)

148 All prisons in OK locked-down following a stabbing at a medium-security prison.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 22, 2023 08:42 AM (Vwz3I)

149 Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki recently told MSNBC the White House would have to answer for Hunter Biden if an investigation finds that he broke the law.
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LMAO they really love rubbing it in.

Posted by: ... at May 22, 2023 08:42 AM (OBi6b)

150 I don't watch network TV programming anymore. Basically, I just watch local news and Pluto TV on my Roku Ultra.

Plus, I watch MLB TV due to T-Mobile.

Posted by: dantesed at May 22, 2023 08:42 AM (88xKn)

151 > Congress is powerless against the Intelligence Community.

Posted by: Jim
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Yes, but the IC is powerless to combat disinformation directed at it.

Committee Rep to reporter: "I have it on good authority that the eff bee eye's hamon eggers in sections X, Y and Z have information that will lead to the arrest of Hillary Clinton."

Sure, it's bullshit. Bet some measure of effort is used to see if it's true. A few agents may just get wacked. Just to be sure.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 22, 2023 08:43 AM (Q4IgG)

152 The Lion of Judah?? Born Free To Make This Land Our Home??

https://tinyurl.com/yfydxpu2
[34 seconds]

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 22, 2023 08:07 AM (Vwz3I)
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No. The lion of some idiot who smuggled him illegally into Israel as a pet. Fortunately, the Israelis mentioned there accompanied the lion to a sanctuary in S. Africa.

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at May 22, 2023 08:43 AM (Frnu2)

153 There needs to be a sign at the city limits that says "Now entering the pit of depravity and corruption. Abandon all hope ye who enter here."

The fastest way to demon possession is to reside in DC

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 22, 2023 08:44 AM (YXHzG)

154 All prisons in OK locked-down following a stabbing at a medium-security prison.
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 22, 2023 08:42 AM (Vwz3I)
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This could be interpreted as "collective punishment," which is a violation of the Geneva Convention. All the prisons should be shut down! End the prison-industrial complex!!!!!

Posted by: Your Kid's Criminal Justice TA at May 22, 2023 08:44 AM (DU+/6)

155 "You were running a good race. Who cut in on you to keep you from obeying the truth? That kind of persuasion does not come from the one who calls you."

Galatians 5:8-9

Posted by: Marcus T at May 22, 2023 08:44 AM (oVZ+Q)

156 Sure, it's bullshit. Bet some measure of effort is used to see if it's true. A few agents may just get wacked. Just to be sure.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 22, 2023 08:43 AM (Q4IgG)
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Omelets...eggs...some breakage required...

Still, imagine being one of those agents who gets whacked just because it's convenient for The Powers That Be.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 22, 2023 08:44 AM (YIVH2)

157 Stoopid people love watching cop shows and doctor shows on TV.

I try to avoid both in real life and so why would anyone want to watch that crapola is beyond me, but 8 year old adults have to be entertained.

More coffee...
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 22, 2023 08:39 AM (7tCXb)



I watch them to reimburse the fact that I'll never visit or use any of their services because the only thing they're concerned about is who's f*cking who and who they'll be f*cking next.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 22, 2023 08:44 AM (Zz0t1)

158 Got rid of my TV recently. So glad.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at May 22, 2023 08:44 AM (DhOHl)

159 Well, DC does have the Nazgul, the Wringwraiths…

Posted by: tubal at May 22, 2023 08:45 AM (WMTRN)

160 The fastest way to demon possession is to reside in DC
Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 22, 2023 08:44 AM (YXHzG)
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Suppose we could surround it with a moat full of holy water?

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 22, 2023 08:45 AM (YIVH2)

161 148 All prisons in OK locked-down following a stabbing at a medium-security prison.
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 22, 2023 08:42 AM (Vwz3I)


I thought locking down was the point of prison

Posted by: blaster at May 22, 2023 08:45 AM (pwExq)

162 Got rid of my TV recently. So glad.
Posted by: Quarter Twenty at May 22, 2023 08:44 AM (DhOHl)
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Serious congrats!

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at May 22, 2023 08:45 AM (Frnu2)

163 I have never been to DC. I have always thought of it as Minas Morgul…
Posted by: tubal at May 22, 2023 08:32 AM (WMTRN)


There needs to be a sign at the city limits that says "Now entering the pit of depravity and corruption. Abandon all hope ye who enter here."
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 22, 2023 08:36 AM (Zz0t1)
Survived 20 years in Baghdad on the Potomac.
You WILL sacrifice your soul for The State ....or live very carefully...sort of like a spy behind enemy lines.

Posted by: Voter theater. at May 22, 2023 08:45 AM (OcxYp)

164 LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Authorities have reported that a shooting incident in Indiana, which resulted in two individuals being injured, has led to the arrest of a murder suspect from Illinois. The incident unfolded when a three-year-old child gained access to a firearm.

Trayshaun Smith, 23, was apprehended on Thursday after seeking medical attention at a hospital for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, said Lt. Justin Hartman of the Lafayette Police Department.

Upon investigation, it was determined that the shooting, which caused injuries to Smith and another victim, occurred when the three-year-old child managed to access the firearm and discharged a single round.

Hartman explained, “It was determined that a three-year-old child at that location accessed a gun and fired one round, striking two people.” [...]

According to Hartman, the other victim was the child’s mother, while Smith was a friend of the mother’s.||
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 22, 2023 08:27 AM (Vwz3I)

so, even the 3 year old knew a piece of shit when he saw it? Second look at arming kids?

Posted by: SturmToddler at May 22, 2023 08:45 AM (Mkvkw)

165 My mother passed away last night. Thank you all for your prayers. You Morons are the best.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 22, 2023 08:46 AM (yKPAy)

166 140 Zelensky was just begging at the G7, still couldn't find his suit.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 22, 2023 08:39 AM (hh7Ed)

well, I thought he looked quite stylish !!

Posted by: Fidel at May 22, 2023 08:46 AM (us2H3)

167 According to a guest Bannon had on (and does from time to time), Wray worked for a law firm that had major dealings with CCP run companies. She actually says they offered Wray a multi-billion dollar contract ... which I assume was for the law firm.

Then Wray becomes head of the FBI (skipping out on Congressional testimony because "I have a plane to catch" ... government plane to his vacation spot?) How conveeenient (church lady voice).

start at 0:30
https://tinyurl.com/37crxuh2

Posted by: illiniwek at May 22, 2023 08:46 AM (Cus5s)

168 Dominion CEO Says Company Will Soon Collapse, "We’re Not Worth the Hassle"

Five bucks says we'll see a new electronic voting company named... OurPreciousDemocracy and every state will fall all over themselves to sign up for it.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 22, 2023 08:46 AM (z99Zw)

169 Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki recently told MSNBC the White House would have to answer for Hunter Biden if an investigation finds that he broke the law.


Incomprehensible twat has a thought, everyone else's brains hurt as a result.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 22, 2023 08:46 AM (Zz0t1)

170 It still amazes me there are people stupid enough to believe that mankind has altered the 'climate' of Earth in less than 200 years since the industrial revolution

And so scientifically illiterate that they believe by reducing plant fertilizer (CO2) that the world becomes more green.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 22, 2023 08:46 AM (YXHzG)

171 David Crane says air travel and meat consumption may have to be curtailed to fight climate change."
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David Craane is close college buddies with Jim Cramer. They might even have been roommates. Nutballs, both of them.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at May 22, 2023 08:46 AM (fDHNy)

172 Zelensky was just begging at the G7, still couldn't find his suit.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 22, 2023 08:39 AM (hh7Ed)



Comfort......yeah.

Posted by: John Fetterman at May 22, 2023 08:47 AM (Zz0t1)

173 My mother passed away last night. Thank you all for your prayers. You Morons are the best.
Posted by: NaughtyPine

I'm sorry. I hope she was at peace. Prayers.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 22, 2023 08:47 AM (h3tqt)

174 Prayers, NaughtyPine.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at May 22, 2023 08:47 AM (PiwSw)

175 I watch them to reimburse the fact that I'll never visit or use any of their services because the only thing they're concerned about is who's f*cking who and who they'll be f*cking next.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 22, 2023 08:44 AM (Zz0t1)

You say that like it's a bad thing!

Posted by: Hunter B. at May 22, 2023 08:47 AM (Zvtjl)

176 166 140 Zelensky was just begging at the G7, still couldn't find his suit.

What shoes did he wear?

Posted by: Imelda Marcos at May 22, 2023 08:48 AM (DhOHl)

177 David Crane says air travel and meat consumption may have to be curtailed to fight climate change."


I will gladly pay Tuesday for this bag of dicks you should eat today.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 22, 2023 08:48 AM (Zz0t1)

178 NO!
What we need is by God a full, complete INVESTIGATION!
That will show them we mean business. Yessir.
And we can do a presser to reinforce just how serious this is. Maybe get some yootoob time for some of our more entertaining committee members when they pretend to be angry about something.
Yeah.
That will keep the troublemakers distracted.
Then we can raise the debt ceiling again and get back to normal.

Posted by: Clear Eyed Killer at May 22, 2023 08:48 AM (ln5wD)

179 I know the whole situation vis avis Ukraine is a fraud when the homunculus can go on a world grifting tour with nary an attempt to punch his ticket , or even a credible riot or protest over his beggary…

Posted by: tubal at May 22, 2023 08:48 AM (WMTRN)

180 Got rid of my TV recently. So glad.
Posted by: Quarter Twenty at May 22, 2023 08:44 AM (DhOHl)


Let the healing begin!

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 22, 2023 08:48 AM (YXHzG)

181 My mother passed away last night. Thank you all for your prayers. You Morons are the best.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 22, 2023 08:46 AM (yKPAy)


{{{NaughtyPine}}}

Posted by: grammie winger at May 22, 2023 08:48 AM (45fpk)

182 ASNAICIBF Voting Systems, Inc.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 22, 2023 08:49 AM (h3tqt)

183 My mother passed away last night. Thank you all for your prayers. You Morons are the best.
Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 22, 2023 08:46 AM (yKPAy)



I hope it was peaceful, she was content and The Lord comforts your family in this time of need.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 22, 2023 08:49 AM (Zz0t1)

184 165 My mother passed away last night. Thank you all for your prayers. You Morons are the best.
Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 22, 2023 08:46 AM (yKPAy)


So sorry to hear that. May God be with you and yor family at this time.

Posted by: tubal at May 22, 2023 08:50 AM (WMTRN)

185 "In Bizarro World, the criminals run free, and the innocent are imprisoned."
Bill Barr Is His Own Worst Enemy

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He's telling us what will happen.

"Herridge: Does (Trump) secure the nomination?
Barr: I don't think he will. I'm probably a minority in that right now, but I think that the Republican Party will nominate somebody else. I think there's a big opportunity the Republicans have because I think.."

https://tinyurl.com/mr35ymx5

They're telling you the future. It's up to you to listen. He is clearly stating that the front runner - by a large margin - will not "secure the nomination." That's because he'll be arrested, likely in prison (search "can trump run from prison" if you haven't - they're conditioning the public for the eventual completely normal thing that will happen), and the Republican party will need someone else.

Posted by: Jim Beam wants you to support p3d0 and scat fetishes, made a rainbow bottle too at May 22, 2023 08:50 AM (ZLyax)

186 Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 22, 2023 08:46 AM (yKPAy)
******
Sending prayers for you and your family.
So very sorry for the loss of your mom.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 22, 2023 08:50 AM (NpAcC)

187 David Crane says air travel and meat consumption may have to be curtailed to fight climate change."

Tell China, India and the rest of the developing world to cut back on building their massive fleet of coal burning power plants.

My pellet grill and some brisket are pretty important to me too.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 22, 2023 08:50 AM (YXHzG)

188 Got rid of my TV recently. So glad.
Posted by: Quarter Twenty at May 22, 2023 08:44 AM (DhOHl)

Well, aren't you special!

Posted by: The Church Lady from SNL at May 22, 2023 08:51 AM (Zvtjl)

189 Rebecca Brannon @RebsBrannon · 12h
Police Stations all across Chicago tonight are overwhelmed with homeless migrants who are continually arriving everyday.

Hundreds have been sleeping & eating on the floors - putting severe strain on officers who are trying to carry out their daily law enforcement duties.

According to a report by WBEZ Chicago, over 8,500 migrants have arrived from the southern border since late last year. The city is now seeing between 100 and 200 migrants arrive daily.

Today I visited several stations across Chicago capturing this humanitarian crisis now spreading across the country. Will be posting full report and footage tomorrow.
https://tinyurl.com/mr2avjwb

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 22, 2023 08:51 AM (Vwz3I)

190 Dominion CEO Says Company Will Soon Collapse, "We’re Not Worth the Hassle"

Five bucks says we'll see a new electronic voting company named... OurPreciousDemocracy and every state will fall all over themselves to sign up for it.


Open Source for the Win!

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 22, 2023 08:51 AM (YXHzG)

191 "all while the millions of years prior there were higher levels of carbon in the atmosphere at times and there was still an ice age."

Facts like this show how absurd Climate Change is. But nearly all college graduates believe it.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 22, 2023 08:51 AM (RqMSv)

192 So what the Democrats are holding out for now is their budget items in September.

They need to extract funding now for their priorities later.

And Dufus McCarthy is all, "hur-de-dur! Let's neg.. negoti... uh,... let's make a thing, ... a deal! That's is, a deal!"

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at May 22, 2023 08:52 AM (Vhzin)

193 129 Sponge I like that
Did tour DC long ago

Posted by: Skip at May 22, 2023 08:52 AM (roDmJ)

194 158 Got rid of my TV recently. So glad.
Posted by: Quarter Twenty at May 22, 2023 08:44 AM (DhOHl)

I have my big one to watch old movies and uwetube stuff. I use it as an alternate monitor, tbh. No cable or that other crap.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 22, 2023 08:52 AM (zZu0s)

195 According to a report by WBEZ Chicago, over 8,500 migrants have arrived from the southern border since late last year. The city is now seeing between 100 and 200 migrants arrive daily.

Today I visited several stations across Chicago capturing this humanitarian crisis now spreading across the country. Will be posting full report and footage tomorrow.
https://tinyurl.com/mr2avjwb
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 22, 2023 08:51 AM (Vwz3I)



Well, you declared yourself a sanctuary city, bitch.

Start sancturarying. Reap it.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 22, 2023 08:52 AM (Zz0t1)

196 The China Manned Space Agency (CMSE) last week put out a call for low-cost cargo haulage services to its space station.

The announcement said Beijing wants cheap transportation to Tiangong to foster commercial space activity and enhance the space station's activities.

According to an accompanying technical guide, Beijing has set the price it's willing to pay at $17.1 million per metric ton of cargo (SpaceX charges $69 million per metric ton).

Posted by: SMOD at May 22, 2023 08:53 AM (oqu0U)

197 Dominion just got an $800m settlement and about to go out of business?

Weird.

Posted by: blaster at May 22, 2023 08:53 AM (pwExq)

198 Facts like this show how absurd Climate Change is. But nearly all college graduates believe it.
Posted by: Ignoramus at May 22, 2023 08:51 AM (RqMSv)

Does not make it so. People believe all sorts of crazy shit.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 22, 2023 08:53 AM (zZu0s)

199 Hi Naughty I'm so sorry. Prayers up for you and family.

Posted by: ... at May 22, 2023 08:53 AM (OBi6b)

200 197 Dominion just got an $800m settlement and about to go out of business?

Weird.
Posted by: blaster at May 22, 2023 08:53 AM (pwExq)

Too obvious. Need a name change to not look so blatant for 2024.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 22, 2023 08:53 AM (zZu0s)

201 "Numerous Democrats Join Racialist, Sub-Literate, Filthy Shit-Whore Cori Bush in Demanding $14 Trillion Reparations"

As long as we are having a discussion on reparations, I think we should discus the cost of enormous damage the black thug culture has inflicted on the country. Neighborhoods ruined, commercial areas looted and burnt, school systems destroyed, massive property crime and as well as violent assaults and rape far in excess of their percentage of the population. Not to mention the cost of a massive prison and police and judicial system required to try and keep some semblance of control of the situation. Throw in the most of the cost of the massive War on Poverty and subsequent programs. I suspect the total is a hell of a lot more than $14 trillion.


Yeah, we can have that discussion. But that won't be permitted, or even any mention of the above. That is bad-think.

Posted by: Ripley at May 22, 2023 08:53 AM (cUYo/)

202 Start sancturarying. Reap it.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 22, 2023 08:52 AM (Zz0t1)

Those sound suspiciously like hair band lyrics.

Posted by: ... at May 22, 2023 08:54 AM (OBi6b)

203 165 My mother passed away last night. Thank you all for your prayers. You Morons are the best.
Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 22, 2023 08:46 AM (yKPAy)

My condolences.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 22, 2023 08:54 AM (zZu0s)

204 @168

>>Five bucks says we'll see a new electronic voting company named... OurPreciousDemocracy and every state will fall all over themselves to sign up for it.

Dominion has been around in some form or fashion for a while, they bought the remnants of Diebold, Smartmatic was part of their conglomeration before "they sold it off," they are the ACORN of the election voting systems world.

Harder to kill than a tick.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 22, 2023 08:54 AM (up/3i)

205 Next up, Legion Voting Systems

Posted by: ... at May 22, 2023 08:54 AM (OBi6b)

206 Dominion just got an $800m settlement and about to go out of business?

Weird.
Posted by: blaster at May 22, 2023 08:53 AM (pwExq)
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If you are in business to make money, I'd guess this is the biggest payday a small company like Dominion will ever see. I'd check out too.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at May 22, 2023 08:54 AM (fDHNy)

207 Dominion just got an $800m settlement and about to go out of business?

Weird.
Posted by: blaster at May 22, 2023 08:53 AM (pwExq)
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Perhaps they'll start up a Dominion 2.0 but under a different name.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 22, 2023 08:55 AM (NpAcC)

208 David Crane says air travel and meat consumption may have to be curtailed to fight climate change."

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We know "Global Warming" is utter BS here, although I think there are still some Morons that believe it deep down.

Here's another article for you to point out to them. Not that it matters. It's happening whether we want it or not. The only other option is collapse.

"As the West surges toward electric cars, here’s where the unwanted gas guzzlers go"

https://tinyurl.com/5d6tvx2p

Spoilers: All the same cars continue to exist. You simply aren't allowed to drive them. You will require new cars built with new materials and shipped with new fuel. Your old car will continue to exist and be driven in places with no pollution controls.

Posted by: Jim Beam wants you to support p3d0 and scat fetishes, made a rainbow bottle too at May 22, 2023 08:55 AM (ZLyax)

209
Those sound suspiciously like hair band lyrics.
Posted by: ... at May 22, 2023 08:54 AM (OBi6b)



It IS in my wheelhouse.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 22, 2023 08:55 AM (Zz0t1)

210 NaughtyPine sad to hear of your mother's passing. Losing those close to us is hard.

A prayer for your mother and your family.

Posted by: blaster at May 22, 2023 08:56 AM (pwExq)

211 "It still amazes me there are people stupid enough to believe that mankind has altered the 'climate' of Earth in less than 200 years since the industrial revolution

And so scientifically illiterate that they believe by reducing plant fertilizer (CO2) that the world becomes more green."

it is conceivable that mankind has helped the (too low) CO2 situation, but most comes from the longer term warming and oceans "outgassing" CO2 as a result.

And the increase in CO2 is helping green up arid places, even as we send coal to China to help them destroy US. (since they are adding a new coal plant every week, or every day maybe). It is all such absurdity .... But it works, because people love to have a cause to believe in.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 22, 2023 08:56 AM (Cus5s)

212 Too obvious. Need a name change to not look so blatant for 2024.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 22, 2023 08:53 AM (zZu0s)
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Yep. They'll file for bankruptcy or something and then restructure their organization. ACORN did this during the Obama years when it became too obvious how they were subverting elections.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 22, 2023 08:56 AM (YIVH2)

213 If you are in business to make money, I'd guess this is the biggest payday a small company like Dominion will ever see. I'd check out too.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at May 22, 2023 08:54 AM (fDHNy)

"And by the time they sift through the wreckage and find out what happened, it'll be too late. We'll be on a beach, collecting 20%."

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 22, 2023 08:56 AM (zZu0s)

214 They're NOT "migrants." They're FOREIGN INVADERS. Language, people. These battles are always fought first in the area of vernacular. Euphemisms are the oil on the slippery slope.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at May 22, 2023 08:56 AM (DhOHl)

215 I'm sorry, NaughtyPine.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2023 08:56 AM (DU+/6)

216 No. The lion of some idiot who smuggled him illegally into Israel as a pet. Fortunately, the Israelis mentioned there accompanied the lion to a sanctuary in S. Africa.
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Thanks.

At least someone here cares about translating for the Horde!

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 22, 2023 08:56 AM (Vwz3I)

217 > Dominion CEO Says Company Will Soon Collapse, "We’re Not Worth the Hassle"
__________

Didn't the company just win about 3/4 billion $ from FOX?

Hey, Dominion CEO, what happened to that money?

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 22, 2023 08:56 AM (Q4IgG)

218 Since we will have 20 million or so new occupants, the Replacement Movement is now full steam. An irony is that the first replaced will be the current minorities. The wailing and gnashing of teeth will be Biblical.

Posted by: tubal at May 22, 2023 08:56 AM (WMTRN)

219 Dominion just got an $800m settlement and about to go out of business?

Weird.
Posted by: blaster

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I bet it's something like GM no longer being GM but still being GM so that they could throw away any legal cases tied to GM.

Posted by: Jim Beam wants you to support p3d0 and scat fetishes, made a rainbow bottle too at May 22, 2023 08:57 AM (ZLyax)

220 NaughtyPine at May 22, 2023 08:46 AM (yKPAy)

condolences and prayers for you and the family. <3

Posted by: SturmToddler at May 22, 2023 08:57 AM (Mkvkw)

221 Start sanctuarying.

I like it.

Posted by: blaster at May 22, 2023 08:57 AM (pwExq)

222 Didn't the company just win about 3/4 billion $ from FOX?

Hey, Dominion CEO, what happened to that money?
Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 22, 2023 08:56 AM (Q4IgG)

Hookers and blow ain't cheap, man.

Posted by: Hunter Biden at May 22, 2023 08:57 AM (zZu0s)

223 Reap It. Reap It Good!

Posted by: Devo at May 22, 2023 08:58 AM (PiwSw)

224 Start sanctuarying.

I like it.
Posted by: blaster at May 22, 2023 08:57 AM (pwExq)



Sometimes you just have to bastardize a language to get your point across. Bigly.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 22, 2023 08:58 AM (Zz0t1)

225 The only carbon neutral humans are dead.

There is a lesson here.

Posted by: blaster at May 22, 2023 08:59 AM (pwExq)

226 A 30-ton shipment of ammonium nitrate, a chemical used as both fertilizer and as a component in explosives, has gone missing.

A railcar loaded with some 60,000 pounds of the chemical left Cheyenne, Wyoming on April 12, only to be found empty two weeks later at a rail stop in the Mojave Desert.

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The FBI is where I would look. They're the biggest domestic terror organization and the only ones with the logistical capability to handle this.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at May 22, 2023 08:59 AM (fDHNy)

227 Your morning smile.

Sue @SueJ2023
ZAP!!!!! You got what you deserved!!!

https://tinyurl.com/5fhjyr8z
11 seconds

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 22, 2023 08:59 AM (Vwz3I)

228 The FBI is where I would look. They're the biggest domestic terror organization and the only ones with the logistical capability to handle this.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at May 22, 2023 08:59 AM (fDHNy)

Tim McVey 2.0 is a go!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 22, 2023 09:00 AM (zZu0s)

229 Morning Horse . Thx JJ. Biden will never throw Hunter under the bus . It's his only surviving son. The Dems however could do so to get joey out of the way if his cognitive difficulties increase, and they will. The question then becomes who do they replace Joey with.

Posted by: Smell the Glove at May 22, 2023 09:00 AM (XaUsS)

230 A cello player! Excellent! Love the cello. Best wishes to the young prodigy.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at May 22, 2023 08:04 AM (5ZgUj)

Thanks! She gets impatient with her peers that didn't take to their instruments like a duck to water as she did.

"WE LEARNED THAT NOTE LAST WEEK! HOW DO THEY NOT HAVE IT MEMORIZED YET?!"

Not sure being a music teacher is in her future, lol.

Posted by: pookysgirl, shooing everyone off to school at May 22, 2023 09:00 AM (dtlDP)

231 David Crane says air travel and meat consumption may have to be curtailed to fight climate change."
Tell China, India and the rest of the developing world to cut back on building their massive fleet of coal burning power plants.
My pellet grill and some brisket are pretty important to me too.
Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 22, 2023 08:50 AM (YXHzG)

Frasier Crane > David Crane

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 22, 2023 09:00 AM (7tCXb)

232 60,000 lbs is a pretty big load for petty criminals.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 22, 2023 09:00 AM (zZu0s)

233 Your morning smile.

Sue @SueJ2023
ZAP!!!!! You got what you deserved!!!

https://tinyurl.com/5fhjyr8z
11 seconds
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 22, 2023 08:59 AM (Vwz3I)



And he would be able to sue the owner into oblivion because of the premeditated nature of the 'prank.'

Liberal society. Ain't it grand?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 22, 2023 09:01 AM (Zz0t1)

234 Because if you simply give them less money, they will prioritize the worst sh*t or essentially run Ops to cause damage to national security and scream, see.... see... we don't have enough money and look what you allowed to happen.


You must be referring to the sequence of events that led to the BATF and FBI immolation of dozens of women and children, gunning down any fleeing survivors at David Koresh's compound outside Waco.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 22, 2023 09:01 AM (YXHzG)

235 It really is too bad that the 99% of the FBI that is corrupt and fascist gives the good 1% a bad name!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 22, 2023 09:01 AM (ZCCyW)

236 Probably the fertilizer was stole...to be fertilizer.

Didn't prices go up 400%?

Posted by: blaster at May 22, 2023 09:01 AM (pwExq)

237 How does something "go" missing?

Posted by: Just Wondering at May 22, 2023 09:01 AM (DhOHl)

238
According to a report by WBEZ Chicago, over 8,500 migrants have arrived from the southern border since late last year. The city is now seeing between 100 and 200 migrants arrive daily.

Today I visited several stations across Chicago capturing this humanitarian crisis now spreading across the country. Will be posting full report and footage tomorrow.
https://tinyurl.com/mr2avjwb
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 22, 2023 08:51 AM (Vwz3I)

stop stop. I can only get so erect.

i hope they chock on their sanctuary policies...

Posted by: SturmToddler at May 22, 2023 09:01 AM (Mkvkw)

239 Well, you declared yourself a sanctuary city, bitch.

Start sancturarying. Reap it.
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Alot of replies mention Mayor Marx doubling down on ma sanctuary! [And a ton of bots claiming it's all lies without actually linking any source refuting it.]

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 22, 2023 09:01 AM (Vwz3I)

240 David Crane's wife has what might well be terminal cancer, so I guess it's no shocker he wants to leave home and go work in DC. He's just that kind of guy.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at May 22, 2023 09:02 AM (fDHNy)

241 Good morning, friends! Happy Monday. Reading content with a kitty covering half my face. I am needing coffee and then off to the salt mines!

Posted by: Piper at May 22, 2023 09:02 AM (ZdaMQ)

242 Good morning, friends! Happy Monday. Reading content with a kitty covering half my face. I am needing coffee and then off to the salt mines!
Posted by: Piper at May 22, 2023 09:02 AM (ZdaMQ)



Ugh. I started sneezing just reading this......

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 22, 2023 09:03 AM (Zz0t1)

243 Denny Crane!!

Posted by: That guy on Star Track at May 22, 2023 09:03 AM (DhOHl)

244 The credit card rewards article is as bad as the paper he is arguing against. He glides by some salient points. Misses that poor people often are bad with credit, and understanding the consequences of carrying a balance. He also gets in a racism charge without facing that a certain minority does tend to make bad economic choices. Simply put, both sides are wrong in their own way.

Posted by: Crom Laughs at May 22, 2023 09:03 AM (GNPj+)

245 @211

>>It is all such absurdity .... But it works, because people love to have a cause to believe in.

The weather cultists have not proven that atmospheric concentrations of C02 are the prime driver of climate on the earth, they have not presented what an optimum earth climate should be, nor any guidance on how we can achieve this alleged optimum.

The earths climate is a narrowly chaotic closed system, driven by many factors, but the prime driver of climate is the shiny yellow orb 93 million miles away.

And as has been borne out through numerous experiments and observations, atmospheric CO2 is a trailing indicator, not a leading indicator of recorded temperature changes.

And as to the changes in temperature, it's less than 1 degree Celsius over the last 250 years.

It's ludicrous.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 22, 2023 09:04 AM (up/3i)

246 I can't read the Dominion article, but it seems odd that they just got a billion dollars from NewsCorp and will go under. From a 2020 Forbes article about Dominion:
In their Dunn & Bradstreet filings, Dominion claimed annual sales of $36.5 million with contracts in 22 states and 600 local jurisdictions. However, the Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative estimated that Dominion was in 1,645 jurisdictions with $100 million in annual revenues (201.

That's a wide range, but it still puts some perspective on it. Forbes did more homework and found numerous large contracts, usually front-loaded, for several years of services. Based on the disclosures and estimates, the NewsCorp settlement is equal to 21.5 *years* of revenue at the low estimate and almost 8 years of revenue at the high estimate.

So either Dominion's revenues have skyrocketed since 2020 or somebody is lying. They're lying about booked sales volume (and really understating it) or they're lying about the health of the company or they're lying about where the money from the settlement is going, etc. The settlement was enormous and the contracts are multi-year - plenty of time to let this blow over.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2023 09:04 AM (DU+/6)

247 219 Dominion just got an $800m settlement and about to go out of business?

Weird.
Posted by: blaster

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I bet it's something like GM no longer being GM but still being GM so that they could throw away any legal cases tied to GM.
Posted by: Jim Beam wants you to support p3d0 and scat fetishes, made a rainbow bottle too at May 22, 2023 08:57 AM (ZLyax)

GM went through bankruptcy. Old company is dead, new company(which has new shareholders who bought it and such) owns the brand and naming and such.

Not uncommon for brands to survive through a bankruptcy, someone else buys them.

It would otherwise be impossible to sell assets if they could never become unencumbered. Imagine if a bank is trying to sell a building they seized, but aren't allowed to sell it without attaching the same debts it had previously and it was underwater.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at May 22, 2023 09:05 AM (eYoxG)

248 Tim Scott has a nice smile

Posted by: Lisa Page at May 22, 2023 09:05 AM (us2H3)

249 I assume the new FBI complex will have a basement that has small cells. With a straw mattress and a light that never turns off. Sound proof of course, so no one on the 1st floor (ground floor for those in the US) can hear what is happening down blow. I'm sure blue prints of the building that was on Prinz-Albrecht-Strasse in Berlin must be viable.

Posted by: Colin at May 22, 2023 09:06 AM (mLPfl)

250 60,000 lbs is a pretty big load for petty criminals.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 22, 2023 09:00 AM (zZu0s)

I'm wondering if someone got impatient with their Bootyjudge-delayed shipment (two weeks?!) and decided to take matters into their own hands. It is planting season, after all.

Posted by: pookysgirl, looking suspicisiously at the surrounding fields at May 22, 2023 09:06 AM (dtlDP)

251 Deepest Prayers and Condolences on your mother's passing NaughtyPine.

And I call BS on all those that are emphatically stating that religion is on the decline.. if my home church is any indication, here in SoIn, then it is on the rise. We've grown 20% in church membership alone and attendance is averaging 2100 a weekend (three services). That's compared to 1600-1700 over a weekend last year... We had nearly 4000 for Easter weekend (five services). Holy Cow.. and the church is declining.. not in my neck of the woods.

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at May 22, 2023 09:06 AM (QLMF6)

252 Didn't prices go up 400%?
Posted by: blaster at May 22, 2023 09:01 AM (pwExq)

Modern fertilizer manufacturing requires natural gas. That is one reason why pushing natural gas for the electrical grid is a bad choice. It is similar to using corn to make fuel for cars. Coal and nuclear are your best choices for electrical generation.

Posted by: Crom Laughs at May 22, 2023 09:06 AM (GNPj+)

253 Jill takes his hand and the pair proceed at a glacial pace to where the Kishidas await them.

When the couples were finally face to face, they greeted their counterparts. Then Jill went alpha, aggressively shaking hands with the prime minister while her husband did an awkward bow/put-up-your-dukes move as she blocked him from greeting Mrs. Kishida. The Japanese couple then struggled heroically to wrangle the aged president into position for press photos.

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Joe Biden is just so weird.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at May 22, 2023 09:07 AM (fDHNy)

254 Today I visited several stations across Chicago capturing this humanitarian crisis now spreading across the country. Will be posting full report and footage tomorrow.
https://tinyurl.com/mr2avjwb
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 22, 2023 08:51 AM (Vwz3I)
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Notice how it was never a "humanitarian crisis" before the border states started shipping a small number (in terms of the overall total) of illegal aliens up to sanctuary cities and states...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2023 09:07 AM (DU+/6)

255 Looks like the Russians have captured Artyomovsk (formerly Bakhmut) and many reports are indicating they fragged Ukrainian military commander Valeriy Zaluzhnyy.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 22, 2023 09:07 AM (Gf3mx)

256 @234

>>You must be referring to the sequence of events that led to the BATF and FBI immolation of dozens of women and children, gunning down any fleeing survivors at David Koresh's compound outside Waco.

That and also....

FBI Agent Johnson: Hey man how were we supposed to know that sketchy Muslims seeking sketchy flight instruction were going to hijack and crash some planes into buildings, bummer man, nobody is as broken up about this as we are. So can we get more money and more power to surveil, it's for the children you know.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 22, 2023 09:07 AM (up/3i)

257
Probably the fertilizer was stole...to be fertilizer.

Didn't prices go up 400%?

Posted by: blaster at May 22, 2023 09:01 AM


I live next to farmland and last fall they skipped rows of fertilizing in order to save money. It is really obvious now, bright green, lime green, bright green, lime green, lather rinse repeat.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 22, 2023 09:08 AM (enJYY)

258 The FBI is where I would look. They're the biggest domestic terror organization and the only ones with the logistical capability to handle this.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at May 22, 2023 08:59 AM (fDHNy)

Tim McVey 2.0 is a go!
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 22, 2023 09:00 AM (zZu0s)

i wonder if MGM is taking bets on where the FIB will "FIND" the stuff...

Posted by: SturmToddler at May 22, 2023 09:08 AM (Mkvkw)

259
And as to the changes in temperature, it's less than 1 degree Celsius over the last 250 years.

It's ludicrous.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 22, 2023 09:04 AM (up/3i)



There's footage of a hearing with John F'n Kerry getting questioned where it's explained that there are points in history, determined by core samples and such, that atmospheric carbon levels were higher prior to mankind's existence and all Kerry could say in reply was "I can see we can't have a serious discussion about this."

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 22, 2023 09:08 AM (Zz0t1)

260 > A 30-ton shipment of ammonium nitrate, a chemical used as both fertilizer and as a component in explosives, has gone missing.
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If it was bulk, not packaged for individual sale it probably was in a hopper type railcar and the hopper could have accidently opened and the stuff dumped as the train rolled on. You would think someone has traced the route to see if there's a bunch of fertilizer on the tracks.

OTOH if it was packaged in, say 40lb sacks like you'd find at Lowes or Home Depot that's like over 1500 bags. Seems like that would take time and effort to rip off.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 22, 2023 09:08 AM (Q4IgG)

261 So much hate for the FBI. You know who hates the FBI? Criminals.

Posted by: Sid at May 22, 2023 09:08 AM (cb+GA)

262 The only carbon neutral humans are dead.

There is a lesson here.
Posted by: blaster

OMG! They would never do that! /

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 22, 2023 09:08 AM (h3tqt)

263 Niles Crane > Frasier Crane > David Crane

Posted by: Dr Niles Crane at May 22, 2023 09:08 AM (Vwz3I)

264 The climate thugs who vandalized the Trevi Fountain make me want to *types* *deletes*

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at May 22, 2023 09:08 AM (PiwSw)

265 Tim Scott has a nice smile
Posted by: Lisa Page at May 22, 2023 09:05 AM (us2H3)
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He's pretty dreamy!

Posted by: John Thune at May 22, 2023 09:09 AM (fDHNy)

266 Coal and nuclear are your best choices for electrical generation.
Posted by: Crom Laughs at May 22, 2023 09:06 AM (GNPj+)



Dow is working on mini nuclear reactors and are entering the testing phase at this time.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 22, 2023 09:09 AM (Zz0t1)

267 "Meh, to me this is pissing in the wind on so many levels."

So what exactly is your proposed alternative?

If Jordan kicks and screams and rolls around on the ground, will that prove, "I cannot spare this ma. He fights!"

Fixing any of this requires, first and foremost, winning elections. Not, "an election." Elections.

A goal which is not advanced by kicking and screaming and rolling around on the ground.

Posted by: RichieC at May 22, 2023 09:09 AM (DxBF0)

268 Funny meme, JJ. Well done.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 22, 2023 09:10 AM (Zz0t1)

269 As an election vendor Dominion revenues would be highly variable. So 30m or 100m seems reasonable. But if 100m was peak annual revenue you would think 800m would backstop their bottom line for a bit.

I think the take the money and run answer was correct.

Posted by: blaster at May 22, 2023 09:10 AM (pwExq)

270 "I can see we can't have a serious discussion about this."

Sadly, he is right.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 22, 2023 09:10 AM (h3tqt)

271 What's so bad about carbon?

Posted by: Just Wondering at May 22, 2023 09:10 AM (DhOHl)

272 So sorry for your loss, Naughty Pine.

Posted by: Elinor, who usually looks lurkily at May 22, 2023 09:10 AM (kF2jL)

273 Posted by: Sid at May 22, 2023 09:08 AM (cb+GA)


You DICK!!!!

Posted by: Jeff Spicoli at May 22, 2023 09:11 AM (Zz0t1)

274 stop stop. I can only get so erect.
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Travis🇺🇸 @Travis_in_Flint · 10h
Happening Now: The City of Chicago is being hit extremely hard by the illegal migrant crisis. Currently the city has no available shelters left and the police stations are being used as temporary shelters. Beginning June 1st the city will begin housing migrants at Wright college while the students are on summer break. City council will be passing a measure to allocate $51 million to the crisis. The city is expected to have a $84 million deficit by 2024 and the police aren’t able to do their job.

Chicago is now a 3rd world city and the residents are not happy. Elections have consequences

Posted by: Dr Niles Crane at May 22, 2023 09:11 AM (Vwz3I)

275 Hundreds have been sleeping & eating on the floors - putting severe strain on officers who are trying to carry out their daily law enforcement duties.


I was assured that social workers would be doing all of these tasks so that the knuckle-dragging gun-toters could be defunded.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 22, 2023 09:11 AM (YXHzG)

276 #274 Off, inappropriate[??] sock.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 22, 2023 09:11 AM (Vwz3I)

277 GM went through bankruptcy.

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Except not really.

GM went through the government, not bankruptcy. Bankruptcy would've killed GM, as it should've.

"The real GM turnaround story, significant in saving the auto industry and the economy, is contrary to the one that has been published. In fact, the plan that was developed, implemented and then funded by the government was devised inside GM well before President Obama took office...

"Filing bankruptcy may be inevitable, Rick. But it doesn't have to be a company-killing bankruptcy," I said. "I think we can create a unique strategy that allows GM to survive bankruptcy."

https://tinyurl.com/yvrbj8d8

Posted by: Jim Beam wants you to support p3d0 and scat fetishes, made a rainbow bottle too at May 22, 2023 09:12 AM (ZLyax)

278 236 Probably the fertilizer was stole...to be fertilizer.

Didn't prices go up 400%?
Posted by: blaster at May 22, 2023 09:01 AM (pwExq)

No shortage of bullshit from where I sit.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 22, 2023 09:12 AM (zZu0s)

279 261 So much hate for the FBI. You know who hates the FBI? Criminals.
Posted by: Sid at May 22, 2023

Especially the ones the FBI makes up!

Posted by: Piper at May 22, 2023 09:12 AM (ZdaMQ)

280 261 So much hate for the FBI. You know who hates the FBI? Criminals.
Posted by: Sid at May 22, 2023 09:08 AM (cb+GA)

self hate is a piss poor way to go thru life

Posted by: REDACTED at May 22, 2023 09:13 AM (us2H3)

281 30 tons at 400 a ton is 12000, not hardly worth stealing. Rail cars carry 100 tons as a general rule. granular fertilizer cars are called hopper bottom cars, and have three compartments with bottom gates, and empty by gravity. Rail cars often have poor maintenance and hard use. One of the gates was probably damaged, and the fertilizer leaked out.

Posted by: simon jester at May 22, 2023 09:13 AM (21yDr)

282 If nothing else it's been neat watching the left become so pro-corporation, pro-big-medicine, and pro-secret police.

Posted by: Jim Beam wants you to support p3d0 and scat fetishes, made a rainbow bottle too at May 22, 2023 09:13 AM (ZLyax)

283 263 Niles Crane > Frasier Crane > David Crane
Posted by: Dr Niles Crane at May 22, 2023 09:08 AM (Vwz3I)

Daphne Crane > Niles > Frasier > David

Posted by: Hetero Males at May 22, 2023 09:13 AM (zZu0s)

284 The City of Chicago is being hit extremely hard by the illegal migrant crisis.

Cry me a river. El Paso and Del Rio sit by and have to hear this crap.

Chicago is like someone with a paper cut whining about the pain to a bunch of people laid up in a burn unit.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 22, 2023 09:13 AM (YXHzG)

285 Happening Now: The City of Chicago is being hit extremely hard by the illegal migrant crisis. Currently the city has no available shelters left and the police stations are being used as temporary shelters. Beginning June 1st the city will begin housing migrants at Wright college while the students are on summer break. City council will be passing a measure to allocate $51 million to the crisis. The city is expected to have a $84 million deficit by 2024 and the police aren’t able to do their job.

Chicago is now a 3rd world city and the residents are not happy. Elections have consequences
Posted by: Dr Niles Crane at May 22, 2023 09:11 AM (Vwz3I)



But without the illegals, the entire American tourism industry would shrivel up and die!!!!!

Posted by: Debbie Whatshername Schwantz at May 22, 2023 09:14 AM (Zz0t1)

286
I was shopping at Lowe's yesterday and half the people waiting in line were short dudes speaking Spanish to each other. Some announcement came over the loudspeakers totally in Spanish. I said to the wife, "Where are we, Mexico City?"

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 22, 2023 09:14 AM (enJYY)

287 Mistaks Were Made But Steps Will Be Taken

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More importantly, "Harshly-Worded Steps."

Posted by: ShainS at May 22, 2023 09:14 AM (sJSOG)

288 276 #274 Off, inappropriate[??] sock.
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 22, 2023 09:11 AM (Vwz3I)

I dunno, Seattle is even worse than Chicago. Maybe not for murders, yet...

Posted by: Hetero Males at May 22, 2023 09:14 AM (zZu0s)

289 "The weather cultists have not proven that atmospheric concentrations of C02 are the prime driver of climate on the earth"

right, that is the fundamental point.

and I think the lag of CO2 to temperature change is like 800 years. The equilibrium is achieved quickly, as oceans warm a little they hold less CO2. But it takes time to warm them a bit, because oceans are deep.

The warmists claim the warming of the last 25 years is being hidden in the oceans ... heh.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 22, 2023 09:14 AM (Cus5s)

290 Sid is proof that men swallowing man juice leads to bad things.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 22, 2023 09:15 AM (Zz0t1)

291 Why is fertilizer loss a story? It is beyond likely that thirty tons leaked out onto the track. It is not a huge amount. Two regular dumptruck loads, I think. Is this just idiot journalism where no one nows anything?

Posted by: simon jester at May 22, 2023 09:15 AM (21yDr)

292 @amuse @amuse · 21h
SHOCK: Biden told the leaders of the G7 that he convinced Australia, Japan, and India to form an organization called the Quad. Prime Minister Kishida had to remind him that Trump actually put the organization together. Oops…

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 22, 2023 09:16 AM (Vwz3I)

293 More importantly, "Harshly-Worded Steps."
Posted by: ShainS at May 22, 2023 09:14 AM (sJSOG)

9mm words? Or .45 words?

7.62? or 5.56?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 22, 2023 09:16 AM (zZu0s)

294 I was shopping at Lowe's yesterday and half the people waiting in line were short dudes speaking Spanish to each other. Some announcement came over the loudspeakers totally in Spanish. I said to the wife, "Where are we, Mexico City?"

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 22, 2023 09:14 AM (enJYY)

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This was the same experience and reaction I had when visiting Disneyland in Anaheim about 25 years ago.

Posted by: ShainS at May 22, 2023 09:16 AM (sJSOG)

295 277
Except not really.

GM went through the government, not bankruptcy. Bankruptcy would've killed GM, as it should've.

"The real GM turnaround story, significant in saving the auto industry and the economy, is contrary to the one that has been published. In fact, the plan that was developed, implemented and then funded by the government was devised inside GM well before President Obama took office...

"Filing bankruptcy may be inevitable, Rick. But it doesn't have to be a company-killing bankruptcy," I said. "I think we can create a unique strategy that allows GM to survive bankruptcy."

https://tinyurl.com/yvrbj8d8
Posted by: Jim Beam wants you to support p3d0 and scat fetishes, made a rainbow bottle too at May 22, 2023 09:12 AM (ZLyax)

Government was round 1. Bankruptcy was round 2.

Look at your quote, GM DID GO THROUGH BANKRUPTCY.

Companies as a business can survive bankruptcy.

The two possible outcomes are a business being sold as a bunch of individual assets, stripped for parts so to speak, or largely being sold as an intact firm. The proceeds then go to various claimants(or they may have ownership in the new firm).

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at May 22, 2023 09:16 AM (eYoxG)

296 Did we lose a war? This isn't America. This isn't even Mexico!

Posted by: Homer Simpson at May 22, 2023 09:16 AM (DhOHl)

297 We've got a pretty decent system here in Iowa: Corn/silage feeds the cows, cows feed the corn, rinse and repeat. Obviously, it's supplemented by outside sources for industrial-scale farming, but at least we won't starve.

Posted by: pookysgirl knows the smell of money... and it's stinky at May 22, 2023 09:16 AM (dtlDP)

298 "I was shopping at Lowe's yesterday and half the people waiting in line were short dudes speaking Spanish to each other. Some announcement came over the loudspeakers totally in Spanish. I said to the wife, "Where are we, Mexico City?""

To quote Sefton, "Meh."

If it was 1923 instead of 2023, in much of the country that conversation would have been in Italian.

This issue isn't immigration. It is ILLEGAL immigration. And failing to account for the difference loses elections.

Posted by: RichieC at May 22, 2023 09:17 AM (DxBF0)

299 292 @amuse @amuse · 21h
SHOCK: Biden told the leaders of the G7 that he convinced Australia, Japan, and India to form an organization called the Quad. Prime Minister Kishida had to remind him that Trump actually put the organization together. Oops…
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 22, 2023 09:16 AM (Vwz3I)

I seem to recall that there are a few sci-fi species with four testicles. Klingons and Krogan, for two.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 22, 2023 09:17 AM (zZu0s)

300 Koepka was on fire

Posted by: REDACTED at May 22, 2023 09:17 AM (us2H3)

301 274 stop stop. I can only get so erect.
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Travis🇺🇸 @Travis_in_Flint · 10h
Happening Now: The City of Chicago is being hit extremely hard by the illegal migrant crisis. Currently the city has no available shelters left and the police stations are being used as temporary shelters. Beginning June 1st the city will begin housing migrants at Wright college while the students are on summer break. City council will be passing a measure to allocate $51 million to the crisis. The city is expected to have a $84 million deficit by 2024 and the police aren’t able to do their job.

Chicago is now a 3rd world city and the residents are not happy. Elections have consequences
Posted by: Dr Niles Crane at May 22, 2023 09:11 AM (Vwz3I)



Good luck getting them out and the facilities cleaned before the fall semester. Kids will be showing up to find their double is now a quad with 27 year old Pedro and 30 year old juan.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at May 22, 2023 09:17 AM (uFpyF)

302 > The City of Chicago is being hit extremely hard by the illegal migrant crisis.
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Funny... it's been happening along the border in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona too. This is the first I'm hearing about a "crisis." What gives, Chicago?

Ohhhh.... right.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 22, 2023 09:17 AM (Q4IgG)

303 The mayor in my city is a leftist idiot . He's being primaried from the left by an African American who's an even bigger leftist idiot. I'd say more popcorn but one of them will most likely win pushing this city even further left. The Republicans have nominated a guy who is a registered Dem a retired car salesman who seems to be saying the right things but is not the least but inspiring. Being overrun by NYCidiots is no fun.

Posted by: Smell the Glove at May 22, 2023 09:17 AM (XaUsS)

304 A house can go through a bankruptcy process without it being torn down and something else built on top of it. The ownership just changes.

Same for a business, though it can be the case the business itself is nonviable.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at May 22, 2023 09:17 AM (eYoxG)

305 For example, they accuse revolvers of being unaware that their interest charges may exceed their rewards earnings, and thus fail to grasp that they are “losing money” and subsidizing those who pay their balances in full every month (“transactors”. The researchers conclude that rewards cards harm the less affluent, who are “lured by banks via rewards to overspend.”
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Not really. A subsidy implies a transfer from X to Y, which is not what happens. But it ignores that both the balance accumulators and balance avoiders are not in business with each other, they're in business with the bank. I pay my balance off every month and get a cashback reward each year. I cost the bank money - a little bit of it - each year. The guy who carries the balance is a good, paying customer for the bank.

Where credit cards raise costs - and they do - is not the rewards so much as the thing itself. The credit card bank and the payment network get a piece of every transaction. The cashback reward I get (1% in most places) - is less than the processing charge.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2023 09:18 AM (DU+/6)

306 My prediction: Kamala is going to take the Senate seat Feinstein's staff currently holds.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at May 22, 2023 09:18 AM (fDHNy)

307 Coal and nuclear are your best choices for electrical generation.
Posted by: Crom Laughs at May 22, 2023 09:06 AM (GNPj+)


Dow is working on mini nuclear reactors and are entering the testing phase at this time.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden


Just remember that it takes a minimum of 18 months and several hundred thousand dollars in fees and permits to open a yoga studio in a blue city.

The FUSA will never see any modern energy production happening CONUS

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 22, 2023 09:18 AM (YXHzG)

308 Being overrun by NYCidiots is no fun.
Posted by: Smell the Glove at May 22, 2023 09:17 AM (XaUsS)

Tell that to NYC.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 22, 2023 09:18 AM (zZu0s)

309 Koepka was on fire
Posted by: REDACTED at May 22, 2023 09:17 AM (us2H3)



That sounds painful.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 22, 2023 09:18 AM (Zz0t1)

310 306 My prediction: Kamala is going to take the Senate seat Feinstein's staff currently holds.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at May 22, 2023 09:18 AM (fDHNy)

Huh. That actually would make sense if she actually took it.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 22, 2023 09:19 AM (zZu0s)

311 Koepka was on fire

Posted by: REDACTED at May 22, 2023 09:17 AM (us2H3)


But Block stole the show.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 22, 2023 09:20 AM (45fpk)

312 309 Koepka was on fire
Posted by: REDACTED at May 22, 2023 09:17 AM (us2H3)

That sounds painful.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 22, 2023 09:18 AM (Zz0t1)

Little Penisilin will fix it right up.

Posted by: Tranny Surgeon General at May 22, 2023 09:20 AM (zZu0s)

313 Newsweek @Newsweek · 32m
Bud Light buying back unsold beer as company scrambles after backlash

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 22, 2023 09:20 AM (Vwz3I)

314 Throw in the most of the cost of the massive War on Poverty and subsequent programs. I suspect the total is a hell of a lot more than $14 trillion.


Yeah, we can have that discussion. But that won't be permitted, or even any mention of the above. That is bad-think.
Posted by: Ripley at May 22, 2023 08:53 AM (cUYo/)

Medicare Medicaid Foodstamps and Section 8 are about $22 Trillion to date.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 22, 2023 09:20 AM (BRHaw)

315 Good luck getting them out and the facilities cleaned before the fall semester. Kids will be showing up to find their double is now a quad with 27 year old Pedro and 30 year old juan.

I think I'll go set up a federal funding request to study a contrast in hygiene between college students and third world immigrants.

I have the ideal test environment Right There.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 22, 2023 09:21 AM (YXHzG)

316 ... @amuse
SHOCK: Biden told the leaders of the G7 that he convinced Australia, Japan, and India to form an organization called the Quad. Prime Minister Kishida had to remind him that Trump actually put the organization together. Oops…
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 22, 2023 09:16 AM (Vwz3I)
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And in the Long Ago, it was Bush 43. It was one of the few things he did right. He laid the groundwork for what they called the "4x4 alliance" and handed it to Obama, who then scrapped it and ran back to a Eurocentric foreign and defense policy.

Then Trump brought it back and Biden took credit for it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2023 09:22 AM (DU+/6)

317 Medicare Medicaid Foodstamps and Section 8 are about $22 Trillion to date.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 22, 2023 09:20 AM (BRHaw)


I would argue that one of these things is not like the others.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 22, 2023 09:22 AM (45fpk)

318 Look at your quote, GM DID GO THROUGH BANKRUPTCY.
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Look at the article. I linked it and everything.

"Yet I agreed with Wagoner. For a global company as big and complex as GM, a "normal" bankruptcy would tie up the company's affairs for years, driving away customers, resulting in a tumultuous liquidation. It had happened to other companies a fraction of GM's size. It would mean the end of GM.

It wasn't bankruptcy. They pretended it was, and people call it that because there's no other good word for it (although that system of government has a name).

But it wasn't bankruptcy.

GM should've died. But yay government because we like our team.

Posted by: Jim Beam wants you to support p3d0 and scat fetishes, made a rainbow bottle too at May 22, 2023 09:22 AM (ZLyax)

319 313 Newsweek @Newsweek · 32m
Bud Light buying back unsold beer as company scrambles after backlash
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 22, 2023 09:20 AM (Vwz3I)

I wonder if they will sell the stuff in the third world like they do the losing T-shirts for Superbowl? Now, some somali lad can relax with his Denver Bronco '90 shirt and an ice cold bud light with a picture of a man pretending to be a pre-teen girl on the can.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 22, 2023 09:22 AM (zZu0s)

320 Not really. A subsidy implies a transfer from X to Y, which is not what happens. But it ignores that both the balance accumulators and balance avoiders are not in business with each other, they're in business with the bank. I pay my balance off every month and get a cashback reward each year. I cost the bank money - a little bit of it - each year. The guy who carries the balance is a good, paying customer for the bank.

Where credit cards raise costs - and they do - is not the rewards so much as the thing itself. The credit card bank and the payment network get a piece of every transaction. The cashback reward I get (1% in most places) - is less than the processing charge.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2023 09:18 AM (DU+/6)

I believe the rewards are funded by transaction fees charged to vendors.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at May 22, 2023 09:22 AM (eYoxG)

321 Did we lose a war? This isn't America. This isn't even Mexico!
Posted by: Homer Simpson
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Duh! We speak English so we must have lost in 1776.

Posted by: Kelly Bundy at May 22, 2023 09:22 AM (Vwz3I)

322 289 "The weather cultists have not proven that atmospheric concentrations of C02 are the prime driver of climate on the earth"

right, that is the fundamental point.

and I think the lag of CO2 to temperature change is like 800 years. The equilibrium is achieved quickly, as oceans warm a little they hold less CO2. But it takes time to warm them a bit, because oceans are deep.

The warmists claim the warming of the last 25 years is being hidden in the oceans ... heh.
Posted by: illiniwek at May 22, 2023 Juan.


Yep. Saw that on a smaht PBS TV show. Their predictions and models aren't wrong. There must be a hidden secret layer of very warm water hiding in the ocean like big foot in a hide and seek championship. If the rube Goldberg model doesn't work....and a another contraption to baffle the public.

SECRET HIDDEN LAYER OF HOT WATER INDER THE ARTIC ICE CAP.....they said with no evidence.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at May 22, 2023 09:22 AM (uFpyF)

323 @313 Bud Light buying back it's own beer . Press release says sales are up! Question , how do you make a profit in that? Bud answer ,: VOLUME!

Posted by: Smell the Glove at May 22, 2023 09:23 AM (XaUsS)

324 323 @313 Bud Light buying back it's own beer . Press release says sales are up! Question , how do you make a profit in that? Bud answer ,: VOLUME!
Posted by: Smell the Glove at May 22, 2023 09:23 AM (XaUsS)

Was that Kevin Nealon(sp?) for the Change Store?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 22, 2023 09:24 AM (zZu0s)

325 Look at the article. I linked it and everything.

"Yet I agreed with Wagoner. For a global company as big and complex as GM, a "normal" bankruptcy would tie up the company's affairs for years, driving away customers, resulting in a tumultuous liquidation. It had happened to other companies a fraction of GM's size. It would mean the end of GM.

It wasn't bankruptcy. They pretended it was, and people call it that because there's no other good word for it (although that system of government has a name).

But it wasn't bankruptcy.

GM should've died. But yay government because we like our team.
Posted by: Jim Beam wants you to support p3d0 and scat fetishes, made a rainbow bottle too at May 22, 2023 09:22 AM (ZLyax)

The equity holders got wiped out. The creditors owned the new business.

Banks don't dynamite houses when they foreclose on them, they don't have to do it to businesses either.

Read what you're quoting again. They're talking about legal complexity and in fact note that it was COMMON for less complex situations to work out with the business surviving.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at May 22, 2023 09:24 AM (eYoxG)

326 I would argue that one of these things is not like the others.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 22, 2023 09:22 AM (45fpk)

About 35% to 45% of Medicare is spent on people that never really funding it through work.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 22, 2023 09:24 AM (BRHaw)

327 This issue isn't immigration. It is ILLEGAL immigration. And failing to account for the difference loses elections.

Remember Obama was boasting that while the new immigrants would (for certain) be learning English, your children should be learning Spanish.

This is what happens when an America hating post turtle dictates foreign and domestic policies.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 22, 2023 09:24 AM (YXHzG)

328 Ben Crump is gonna get his black ass sued and rightfully so

Posted by: REDACTED at May 22, 2023 09:24 AM (us2H3)

329
Newsweek @Newsweek · 32m
Bud Light buying back unsold beer as company scrambles after backlash

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 22, 2023 09:20 AM


Lock your car doors to make sure no one slips a couple cases into your back seat.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 22, 2023 09:24 AM (enJYY)

330 There was a discussion brewing on the Tech Thread about printers. Then there's this:

Nassau County, NY: An upstate printer has once again screwed up downstate election materials, this time by mailing registration cards to Nassau County’s nearly 1 million voters — identifying them all as Democrats.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 22, 2023 09:24 AM (Q4IgG)

331 So, an LIV tour player won a PGA championship.

LOL.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 22, 2023 09:24 AM (Zz0t1)

332 If Trump does reclaim the White House in 2024, it will be game over for Deep State trash.
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PJ Media getting silly.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at May 22, 2023 09:25 AM (fDHNy)

333 @324 I think it was Christopher Guest for Change Store but icbw

Posted by: Smell the Glove at May 22, 2023 09:25 AM (XaUsS)

334 About 35% to 45% of Medicare is spent on people that never really funding it through work.

You can thank EMTALA and a seditious Supreme Court.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 22, 2023 09:26 AM (YXHzG)

335 I believe the rewards are funded by transaction fees charged to vendors.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at May 22, 2023 09:22 AM (eYoxG)
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That depends, and it happens less than it used to. It used to be that rewards cards (which were almost all airline miles, back at the beginning) had a higher fee structure for the merchant, but they weren't allowed to reject rewards cards. The merchants hated it. As rewards cards have gotten a lot more diverse, that has changed over time because there's no easy way to do it. It's also why rewards on the big networks of Visa and MC tend to be small (like my 1% back card, or my 3% fuel rewards card - but only at pay-at-the-pump) or subsidized by the cardholder (the annual fee on airline miles cards).

The other networks like Discover or Amex charge much higher fees, but that's on the network side rather than rewards per se (though they are, of course, related). This is also why a lot of places - especially overseas - don't accept Discover or Amex.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2023 09:26 AM (DU+/6)

336 First Citywide Change Bank:

https://tinyurl.com/ytf8ecvb

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 22, 2023 09:26 AM (zZu0s)

337 Bankruptcy court can destroy businesses because of how long it takes to sort things out. That's not particularly advantageous to creditors but that can be the nature of bureaucracy.

That is not because they inherently want to destroy businesses or destruction of a business is the only outcome of bankruptcy.

The point of bankruptcy is to change ownership.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at May 22, 2023 09:26 AM (eYoxG)

338 Ben Crump is gonna get his black ass sued and rightfully so
Posted by: REDACTED at May 22, 2023 09:24 AM (us2H3)
========================
Really? I'm betting he threatens her with a lifetime harassment campaign, and she folds the tent. But I hope I'm wrong and you are right.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at May 22, 2023 09:26 AM (fDHNy)

339 Koepka looks like an outside linebacker

a diiferent look for a goofer

Posted by: REDACTED at May 22, 2023 09:27 AM (us2H3)

340 You can thank EMTALA and a seditious Supreme Court.
Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 22, 2023 09:26 AM (YXHzG)
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EMTALA was disastrous policy.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2023 09:27 AM (DU+/6)

341 A house can go through a bankruptcy process without it being torn down and something else built on top of it. The ownership just changes.

Same for a business, though it can be the case the business itself is nonviable.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy

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+1

Yes. Exactly. Which is what did not happen, because GM didn't go through that type of bankruptcy. That type of bankruptcy isn't available to you.

The article is worth the read.

Posted by: Jim Beam wants you to support p3d0 and scat fetishes, made a rainbow bottle too at May 22, 2023 09:27 AM (ZLyax)

342 For each American the FISA court permitted the FBI to target, the bureau illicitly surveilled almost 1,000 additional Americans.

.. simple way to fix this ... require the FBI (or other agency) to notify the subject of the search if it is unauthorized

After a few hundred cases go South, DOJ will get the idea

Posted by: SMOD at May 22, 2023 09:27 AM (RHGPo)

343 Perhaps FISA should be renamed the “Trust Me, Chumps!” Surveillance Act.

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And perhaps the SCOTUS position of Cheap Justice should similarly be named "Trust Me, Chumps! Justice."

Posted by: ShainS at May 22, 2023 09:27 AM (sJSOG)

344 Read what you're quoting again. They're talking about legal complexity and in fact note that it was COMMON for less complex situations to work out with the business surviving.

--

And I would have no problem with GM surviving if the consumers made that choice.

Posted by: Jim Beam wants you to support p3d0 and scat fetishes, made a rainbow bottle too at May 22, 2023 09:28 AM (ZLyax)

345 Jeez. That was 1988.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 22, 2023 09:28 AM (zZu0s)

346 I'm curious, why is McCarthy talking to Biden about the debt ceiling? Shouldn't McCarthy point to his bill and tell him it's in the Senate's hands, go talk to Schumer and McCarthy will talk to Schumer when the Senate has a proposed bill ready?

Posted by: Chuck Martel at May 22, 2023 09:29 AM (fs1hN)

347 Really? I'm betting he threatens her with a lifetime harassment campaign, and she folds the tent. But I hope I'm wrong and you are right.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at May 22, 2023 09:26 AM (fDHNy)

her lawyer has already said deleting his tweet wont matter

Posted by: REDACTED at May 22, 2023 09:29 AM (us2H3)

348 I'm curious, why is McCarthy talking to Biden about the debt ceiling? Shouldn't McCarthy point to his bill and tell him it's in the Senate's hands, go talk to Schumer and McCarthy will talk to Schumer when the Senate has a proposed bill ready?
Posted by: Chuck Martel at May 22, 2023 09:29 AM (fs1hN)




Because the entire federal government is a f*cking clown show?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 22, 2023 09:30 AM (Zz0t1)

349 I can only imagine the fear that USG employees will feel when next they review their personnel files filled with very very sternly worded letters!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana - again! ~ at May 22, 2023 09:30 AM (hOUT3)

350 SECRET HIDDEN LAYER OF HOT WATER INDER THE ARTIC ICE CAP.....they said with no evidence.

There is an active undersea volcano under the ice shelf in Antarctica that is causing the ice to melt faster.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 22, 2023 09:30 AM (YXHzG)

351 +1

Yes. Exactly. Which is what did not happen, because GM didn't go through that type of bankruptcy. That type of bankruptcy isn't available to you.

The article is worth the read.
Posted by: Jim Beam wants you to support p3d0 and scat fetishes, made a rainbow bottle too at May 22, 2023 09:27 AM (ZLyax)

They literally did go through that sort of bankruptcy. The equity holders got wiped out. Who gets the house after losing it isn't of interest to the homeowner, who gets the business is not the concern of the former equity holder. They're already out of the game.

They just dramatically shortened the "arguing over who gets paid first" part of things. That is purely a fight among the creditors.

Bankruptcies these days are very frequently structured to be much faster than they were in the past, which preserves more businesses.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at May 22, 2023 09:31 AM (eYoxG)

352 NOODlum.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 22, 2023 09:31 AM (Zz0t1)

353 Citywide Change Bank:

https://tinyurl.com/ytf8ecvb
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 22, 2023 09:26 AM (zZu0s)
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This one has always been funny. Some of the old SNL commercial parodies were great. One of my favorites: "Bad Idea" jeans.
https://youtu.be/mGfBEnBw01A

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2023 09:31 AM (DU+/6)

354 There is an active undersea volcano under the ice shelf in Antarctica that is causing the ice to melt faster.
Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 22, 2023 09:30 AM (YXHzG)

Warms the water up to a balmy -36 F.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 22, 2023 09:31 AM (zZu0s)

355 I wonder if they will sell the stuff in the third world like they do the losing T-shirts for Superbowl? Now, some somali lad can relax with his Denver Bronco '90 shirt and an ice cold bud light with a picture of a man pretending to be a pre-teen girl on the can.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 22, 2023 09:22 AM (zZu0s)

same kid has proof that the Buffalo Bills are the greatest team ever, he's got Superbowl champion t-shirts from 4 straight years....

Posted by: SturmToddler at May 22, 2023 09:31 AM (Mkvkw)

356
I believe the rewards are funded by transaction fees charged to vendors.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The

I pay 3-3.5% for visa/Mc/discover and 5% for Amex.

Posted by: Piper at May 22, 2023 09:31 AM (ZdaMQ)

357 And I would have no problem with GM surviving if the consumers made that choice.
Posted by: Jim Beam wants you to support p3d0 and scat fetishes, made a rainbow bottle too at May 22, 2023 09:28 AM (ZLyax)

It would have died again if they didn't. The company post re-org has made plenty of money.

It literally also had another IPO after the bankruptcy too, to allow the former creditors to exit their positions.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at May 22, 2023 09:33 AM (eYoxG)

358 Good morning, all, and thanks, J.J.

Mueller. The FBI's major priorities are to protect the U.S. from terrorist attack, and protect the U.S. against foreign intelligence, espionage, and cyber operations. With offices worldwide, the agency is both the counterterrorist & the enforcer, in lieu of having two separate entities for law enforcement and national security as many countries such as England, Canada do. It has an Office of Private Sector, Office of Partnership Engagement, collaborates with other federal agencies and state agencies, and more.

It can appear as judge, jury and executioner wrapped all in one. But Congress knows and Congress funds.

Posted by: Lola - ALL the videotapes from Alexandra and Jade, too. at May 22, 2023 09:33 AM (GshMh)

359 Not to worry, though. Roku-Paramount's new FBI True series , to paraphrase Kipling, will let us sleep peaceably in your bed at night "only because rough men stand ready to do violence on [our] behalf.”
________

Actually, that's Orwell speaking of Kipling.

Posted by: Eeyore at May 22, 2023 09:33 AM (TgBWG)

360 Anyone else old enough to remember the GM bailout? Not even political folks were writing stuff like this:

"In what amounts to a nationalization of GM by the federal government, the U.S. Treasury is providing the company with about $30 billion in debtor-in-procession financing to make it through bankruptcy—raising GM’s government assistance total to about $50 billion."
- Car and Driver

https://tinyurl.com/yszbumht

Posted by: Jim Beam wants you to support p3d0 and scat fetishes, made a rainbow bottle too at May 22, 2023 09:34 AM (ZLyax)

361 My wife watches a lot of cop shows, usually featuring cops "picking up" a suspect, cuffing him (or her) putting suspect in an interrogation room where cops grill the suspect, who naturally starts spilling the beans.
I'm like, "dude, STFU! Wait until you get a lawyer, and even then STFU!"

Posted by: gourmand du jour at May 22, 2023 09:35 AM (MeG8a)

362 350 SECRET HIDDEN LAYER OF HOT WATER INDER THE ARTIC ICE CAP.....they said with no evidence.

There is an active undersea volcano under the ice shelf in Antarctica that is causing the ice to melt faster.

.. this undersea volcano has not obtained the proper permits to be melting any ice whatsoever.

Posted by: SMOD at May 22, 2023 09:36 AM (RHGPo)

363 A Trump-Biden rematch will be fundamentally different from the 2020 setup.

The list of Biden catastrophes, which are the raison d'être of the current Democrat party, is almost endless: the woke assault on basic American values (freedom of religion and of expression) and on good schools; an open border that invites crime and drugs; endless subsidies for the lazy; an aggressive racial spoils policy; woke transgenderism and sexual perversions in the military; stagflation, crony capitalism, and a Justice Department that punishes the innocent and ignores the guilty--not to mention environmental rules that will deprive people of gas stoves and functioning dishwashers. There is no limit to what the Democrats are willing to do to the American people.

=======================
As I've said before, I don't believe Biden will be the Junta candidate. But Junta policies will still be on the ballot, no matter whose name is used. In the end, though, Trump is so incredibly polarizing that the fascists will do anything and everything to keep him from office.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at May 22, 2023 09:36 AM (HrY9V)

364 360 Anyone else old enough to remember the GM bailout? Not even political folks were writing stuff like this:

"In what amounts to a nationalization of GM by the federal government, the U.S. Treasury is providing the company with about $30 billion in debtor-in-procession financing to make it through bankruptcy—raising GM’s government assistance total to about $50 billion."
- Car and Driver

https://tinyurl.com/yszbumht
Posted by: Jim Beam wants you to support p3d0 and scat fetishes, made a rainbow bottle too at May 22, 2023 09:34 AM (ZLyax)

That was Obama "saving" GM(and there was a lot of bullshit involved).

Yes I mentioned earlier, "government was round 1".

Then GM WENT BANKRUPT ANYWAYS.

The New GM IPO'd in 2010

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at May 22, 2023 09:37 AM (eYoxG)

365 282 If nothing else it's been neat watching the left become so pro-corporation, pro-big-medicine, and pro-secret police.
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Not to mention pro-war endlessly.

Posted by: Puddinhead at May 22, 2023 09:37 AM (8Sqzu)

366 The screwiness in the GM affair was shortchanging creditors for the unions, who should've been behind the creditors in the list of claimants. A

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at May 22, 2023 09:39 AM (eYoxG)

367 Thank Heavens for Justice Gorsuch's honesty about covid shut-downs.

Moar, please.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at May 22, 2023 09:40 AM (HrY9V)

368 If it was 1923 instead of 2023, in much of the country that conversation would have been in Italian.

This issue isn't immigration. It is ILLEGAL immigration. And failing to account for the difference loses elections.
Posted by: RichieC at May 22, 2023 09:17 AM (DxBF0)

In my part of Central Jersey, it would be Hungarian, Slovak, and Polish. A few of those damn Swedes mixed in too. My neighborhood was primarily Hungarian.

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy now with twice the crazy at May 22, 2023 09:52 AM (Zvtjl)

369 My neighborhood was primarily Hungarian.
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So good goulash?

Posted by: Puddinhead at May 22, 2023 09:52 AM (8Sqzu)

370 My neighborhood was primarily Hungarian.
----------------
So good goulash?
Posted by: Puddinhead at May 22, 2023 09:52 AM (8Sqzu)

My mom was pure Hungarian (first generation American) as were most of my friends' moms, so yep, terrific food no matter whose house I visited! Yummy goulash along with all the other great dishes. I married an Irish girl, so, guess who's done most of the cooking over the past 50 years?

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy now with twice the crazy at May 22, 2023 09:57 AM (Zvtjl)

371 Perhaps Red States should deny cooperation with the FBI, deny it the ability to act as law enforcement in their territories, and seize their assets and facilities in their states.

Posted by: Iblis at May 22, 2023 10:02 AM (9221z)

372 Devin Nunes was interviewed and said the Durham report shows that FISA is corrupt also. When it saw the FBI lied to the court, the judges let the FBI get away with it

Posted by: JM in Illinois -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at May 22, 2023 10:11 AM (TCpIr)

373 A fourth person has died from an infection arising from contaminated eye drops, officials reported over the weekend, the latest in a multistate outbreak that includes at least 14 cases of
vision loss and four instances of surgical eye removal.
The products in question—EzriCare or Delsam Pharma’s Artificial Tears—were both manufactured in a plant in southern India.

Posted by: SMOD at May 22, 2023 10:59 AM (oqu0U)

374 The FBI crime lab has had its share of scandals.

Posted by: Tom C at May 22, 2023 11:34 AM (tzjWB)

375 "You didn't shed a tear"

I hope those bastards that assaulted that pregnant nurse shed plenty a tear in prison as their asses get reamed.
Won't happen because NYC.
Every "news" organization should know after the Covington Kid incident not to do this, so should be sued, along with every newscaster that continued this lie.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 22, 2023 12:05 PM (ynpvh)

376
More than $15k can be earned online by performing straightforward tasks from home. In the previous month, I got $18376. Even a young child may do this job and make money because it is so simple to complete and has higher pay than typical office occupations. Everyone needs to try this task by using the information on this page. www.Richepay.com

Posted by: Karen Jensen at May 23, 2023 03:14 AM (3FwCj)

377 Ben Crump

What a guy.

A true giver to humanity

https://tinyurl.com/y42m5z8s

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Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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