Victor Davis Hanson: The NeverTrumpers Are Cultural Kin of the Progressive Left, And Would Rather Lose All Political Points Than Lose Face With Their Leftist Political Brethren Being Seen Associating With Embarrassing Walmart Republican Bumpkins

Dem's fighting words-- and completely accurate, down to the punctuation.

Have you noticed the Detestables -- the cohort of liberal-leaning #FakeNews Republicans largely ensconced in liberal industries in liberal neighborhoods in liberal cities -- emulate their liberal pals' use of the curled-lip sneer as their primary method of disagreeing with actual Republicans?

There's a reason for that. It's not just a coincidence. They are liberals in most of the ways that count, and that includes the belief that they are members of the High Caste and do not need to answer insolent questions from their lessers, but merely need to sneer such questions down.

The aristocrat does not stoop to answer the objections of the commoner; he merely fixes an aristocratic glare at him and expects him to whither under the force of his sun-like bearing.

We rightly associate the elite disdain for the clingers, irredeemables, and deplorables with progressives like Obama and Hillary Clinton. But politics is incidental to the matrix; more essential is class.

It was Mitt Romney who said he could not work with 47 percent of the population and wrote them off as hopelessly lost voters. It was David Brooks and Bill Kristol who caricatured the white working class as near Neanderthal and romanticized illegal aliens (often by deliberating conflating them with legal immigrants.)

If one were to read carefully through the disparagement of Americans in the texts of Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, with their slurs against hillbilly Virginians and Texans and smelly Trump supporters, one can see that Strzok appears likely to be a suburban Republican or independent of the sort who would vote for John Kasich.

The point is not that Strzok and Page are hyperpartisans, but that they are comfortable with candidates who foremost reflect their cultural tastes and proper cursus honorum [the traditional route of rising through the ranks through various offices in the Roman imperial government -- ace].

And as we have witnessed with some in the NeverTrump movement, for these sorts, being grateful that new economic policies might reinvigorate the old rust-belt and the hinterland is more than offset by the concomitant price of an ascendant working class that lacks the tastes of the elite and the romance of the deliberately distant poor and minorities.

The Trump catharsis has shown that about 10 percent of the Republican Party, the NeverTrumpers, was largely apolitical. That is, former cornerstone positions of deregulation and tax reform, oil and gas production, charter schools, deterrent foreign policy, restoring friendship with Israel and moving the embassy to Jerusalem were apparently always secondary to the more important criterion of offering a mild, sober and judicious frown to progressivism, through discerning losers like George H.W. Bush, John McCain, or Mitt Romney.

Such a Republican elite was so embedded within American establishment institutions as to be both immune from the economic stagnation of an Obama neo-socialist revolution (remember income inequality soared under Obama) and in no real need of a Reagan revolution or Trump’s often messy radical push-back against progressivism.

Its creed was not really, as advertised, the ethics of "losing nobly is better than winning ugly," but rather the snobbery of "losing a cultural image is worse than winning a political agenda." Put more bluntly, it is better to put up with a socialist with a "perfectly creased pant" than a prairie-fire conservative in rumpled Walmart slacks.

Well, it depends on which Walmart line of clothing you're talking about. Faded Glory is a top-shelf clothier and definitely for the better sort of people in the market for a more upscale $19 pair of pants, whereas Puritan is for the riff-raff and railway hobos.

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1 Wow. New thread. Roomy.

Posted by: SteveOReno at February 12, 2018 03:15 PM (2sCft)

2 I'll call the others.

Posted by: SteveOReno at February 12, 2018 03:16 PM (2sCft)

3 Everybody poops.

Posted by: wooga at February 12, 2018 03:16 PM (6pvkK)

4 Bumpkins! Hah. That's a funny word.

Posted by: Roscoe at February 12, 2018 03:16 PM (QxMUy)

5 But Trump said doody.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 12, 2018 03:17 PM (6FqZa)

6 Back. Still not many here. Well, back to my real job.

Posted by: SteveOReno at February 12, 2018 03:17 PM (2sCft)

7

Love VDH.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 12, 2018 03:17 PM (fceHP)

8 The Embonening II.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at February 12, 2018 03:17 PM (QQ+il)

9 What he said!

Posted by: Lefty Jackass at February 12, 2018 03:18 PM (ymnmz)

10 Trump pretty much took the political establishment by surprise (but they should have seen that coming) and they still do not know how to deal with that.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 12, 2018 03:19 PM (+Dllb)

11 Bob Michel Republicans: always the loyal opposition that never actually opposes anything.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 12, 2018 03:19 PM (RD7QR)

12 Do they call him King Putts because he always putts around or because he's a putz?

Posted by: gNewt-Always Late at February 12, 2018 03:19 PM (m/vQu)

13 I just finished reading Victor's piece on AmGreatness and find Ace has featured it. When isn't Victor always right?

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 12, 2018 03:19 PM (YV+SU)

14 Faded Glory is a top-shelf clothier and definitely for the better sort of people in the market for a more upscale $19 pair of pants, whereas Puritan is for the riff-raff and railway hobos."

"Treet" vs "Spam" then?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 12, 2018 03:20 PM (7LY+6)

15 I was not for Trump during the election. But I wasn't for any of the other candidates either. But I was wrong. Trump has been the best since RR and possibly even better.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 12, 2018 03:20 PM (mpXpK)

16 8 The Embonening II.
Posted by: Grump928(c) at February 12, 2018 03:17 PM (QQ+il)

Embonening, indeed. But who's on the giving end and who's on the receiving end?

Posted by: SteveOReno at February 12, 2018 03:20 PM (2sCft)

17 Did Brooks really use the singular of pants? If so, that deserves a pantsing.

Posted by: pep at February 12, 2018 03:20 PM (JkmZR)

18 Are there still railway hobos?I would think that breed is extinct...

Posted by: steevy at February 12, 2018 03:21 PM (LiyEm)

19 It was Mitt Romney who said he could not work with 47 percent of the population and wrote them off as hopelessly lost voters.

Wait, what? Romney's 47% remark wasn't about deplorables so much as a significant block of Democrat voters who see any Republican as someone who is going to derail the gravy train.

Posted by: bonhomme at February 12, 2018 03:21 PM (iv0p7)

20 10 Trump pretty much took the political establishment by surprise (but they should have seen that coming) and they still do not know how to deal with that.
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Its been no secret that American's have polled 65% against illegal immigration for the past 45 years. Hell, even Bill Clinton ran on building a wall and his wife voted for one as a Senator. Jeebus - we Americans can never get what we want. I wonder why?

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 12, 2018 03:21 PM (YV+SU)

21 Dem's fighting words-- and completely accurate, down to the punctuation.

But his choice of typeface is slightly imprecise.

Posted by: zombie at February 12, 2018 03:21 PM (42M22)

22 Trump has been the best since RR and possibly even better.
Posted by: Vic


Yeah, kari "warned" us as much. Glad you're aboard too.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 12, 2018 03:21 PM (6FqZa)

23 It feels like a Monday. Really, really Monday.

Posted by: SteveOReno at February 12, 2018 03:21 PM (2sCft)

24 17Yes,yes he did.

Posted by: steevy at February 12, 2018 03:21 PM (LiyEm)

25 Some like Prager are coming around. Maybe more will. If they don't, a pox on them.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 12, 2018 03:21 PM (+Tibp)

26 -
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The Embonening II.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at February 12, 2018 03:17 PM (QQ+il)



Embonening, indeed. But who's on the giving end and who's on the receiving end?
Posted by: SteveOReno at February 12, 2018 03:20 PM

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

No one. It's bonings all the way down.


Posted by: irright at February 12, 2018 03:21 PM (pMGkg)

27 The picture on the front of this article should be Bill Kristol.

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 12, 2018 03:21 PM (+1EJs)

28 The two parties are Randolph and Mortimer Duke, making $1 bets between them over how they can ruin the lives of us, the little people.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 12, 2018 03:22 PM (oVJmc)

29 This is like Palin Disdain 2.0: Now, with more elitism and open hatred!!

Posted by: Lizzy at February 12, 2018 03:22 PM (W+vEI)

30 It's bonings all the way down.
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Batter up!

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at February 12, 2018 03:22 PM (vg8iE)

31 Brooks is that kid in high school who always corrected your grammar.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 12, 2018 03:22 PM (RD7QR)

32 Faded Glory and Armor Treet for me. My wine comes in cardboard boxes and my cheese is spray on.

Please don't look on peopleofwalmart.com

You might find me.

Posted by: Exile at February 12, 2018 03:23 PM (Fikbq)

33 26 No one. It's bonings all the way down.


Posted by: irright at February 12, 2018 03:21 PM (pMGkg)

I feared it was so....

Posted by: SteveOReno at February 12, 2018 03:23 PM (2sCft)

34 People, people, citizens all: I keep telling you that someone will or should start a Debretts or Almanach de Gotha for the DC set.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 12, 2018 03:23 PM (MIKMs)

35 Just checked. Yup. Monday.
But! It is now half over!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at February 12, 2018 03:23 PM (0tfLf)

36 Batter up!
Posted by: Sandra Fluke"

That's not batter...


eccchhh

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 12, 2018 03:23 PM (7LY+6)

37 yes, us embarrassing bumpkins...not quite the same as using fresh off the boat illegals and welfare clients as the ballast of your voting bloc...but sure, pretend that a couple of pretend fancy yuppies defines the left.

You'd think that all votes for the GOP originate solely from the duck dynasty ranch and not, you know, from every corner of the country.

Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 12, 2018 03:23 PM (V3U1L)

38 >>The two parties are Randolph and Mortimer Duke, making $1 bets between them over how they can ruin the lives of us, the little people.



Dayum, you're right...

Posted by: Lizzy at February 12, 2018 03:23 PM (W+vEI)

39 The two parties are Randolph and Mortimer Duke, making $1 bets between them over how they can ruin the lives of us, the little people.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles

Turn those machines back on!!!

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 12, 2018 03:23 PM (+Tibp)

40 How much longer will NRO put up VDH's articles? It looks as if he's begging to get Steyned.

Posted by: George LeS at February 12, 2018 03:23 PM (+TcCF)

41 Well, speaking of useless GOP, as it has looked all along, it seems they will be rescuing O-care. You remember, that constitutional and practical and financial abomination the opposition to which, primarily, gave them their current majorities on the Hill.


And Trump will sign it. Even though he made a clear and firm statement against bail-outs for the insurance ticks not that long ago. Meanwhile the only remaining national secret, the financial devastation of the individual market (3 times the size of the O-care welfare market) continues and worsens.


Not so much winning, on this front.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 12, 2018 03:24 PM (fZlu3)

42 12 Do they call him King Putts because he always putts around or because he's a putz?

Posted by: gNewt-Always Late at February 12, 2018 03:19 PM (m/vQu)


Yes.

Posted by: Big McLargehuge Mk I at February 12, 2018 03:24 PM (u9OP6)

43 36 Batter up!
Posted by: Sandra Fluke"

That's not batter...


eccchhh
Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 12, 2018 03:23 PM (7LY+6)

Baby batter.

Posted by: SteveOReno at February 12, 2018 03:24 PM (2sCft)

44 New thread smell- AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Posted by: fox at February 12, 2018 03:24 PM (GmdGB)

45 I keep telling you that someone will or should start a Debretts or Almanach de Gotha for the DC set. "

It's called the "Plum Book".

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 12, 2018 03:24 PM (7LY+6)

46 I will freely admit that I abhor Walmart, primarily because it is populated with people who look at you as if you were the goo smashed under their shopping cart wheels, and also because most of their stuff is crap. Particularly up here, where stuff can stay on the shelves for years past its use date. No thanks.

I'd rather shop locally, where I don't get run over by shopping carts pushed by hugely fat zombies whose clothes wouldn't fit a Q-tip.

Also, I worry when the checkout clerks wear rubber gloves. What are they being protected from that I am not?

But I'm not a never-Trumper; I voted for that glorious bastard and freely claim him and his honey-badger-in-a-hen-house political effects.

Posted by: tcn in AK at February 12, 2018 03:24 PM (7UW64)

47 28
Vic's Uniparty = Rethugocrat Party

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 12, 2018 03:24 PM (gwPgz)

48 Kristol is the one who wanted to replace all the lazy American workers with foreigners. Fuck him with a pineapple

Posted by: CN at February 12, 2018 03:24 PM (5gaNQ)

49 >>>>>And Trump will sign it. Even though he made a clear and firm statement
against bail-outs for the insurance ticks not that long ago. Meanwhile
the only remaining national secret, the financial devastation of the
individual market (3 times the size of the O-care welfare market)
continues and worsens.





Not so much winning, on this front.
.
.
.
.November 2016 was a binary choice, would you rather have hillary?

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 12, 2018 03:25 PM (+Dllb)

50 At Kohls you can get clearance prices on clothes if you shop at the end of the weather season.

Posted by: So Meaty at February 12, 2018 03:25 PM (TA9CI)

51 40 How much longer will NRO put up VDH's articles? It looks as if he's begging to get Steyned.
Posted by: George LeS at February 12, 2018 03:23 PM (+TcCF)

Yes, VDH is the only sane one over there and only one I'll read if i see a link.

Posted by: SteveOReno at February 12, 2018 03:25 PM (2sCft)

52 These elites are, at best, an aristocracy of mediocrity. Never forget that - because their inability to come to grips with this fundamental fact explains their persistent rage.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 12, 2018 03:26 PM (dr8BY)

53 This is about me isn't it?

Posted by: Erik Erickson at February 12, 2018 03:26 PM (TA9CI)

54 Notice how they won't put up a bill to repeal Obamacare?

Posted by: torabora at February 12, 2018 03:26 PM (t/aSm)

55 Peebles, great analogy with the Trading Places thing.


Someone else, good point about Romney's 47% - it was directed at the combined robotic/racist/machine/rent-seeking Dem bloc, not at "regular people" per se.


This is good for VDH. His foreign policy stuff can be meh to sub-meh, but he's on more solid ground here.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 12, 2018 03:26 PM (fZlu3)

56 Well I don't want to be around some of these walmart people either.

Posted by: NCKate at February 12, 2018 03:27 PM (MM8mf)

57 41
Well, speaking of useless GOP, as it has looked all along, it seems they
will be rescuing O-care. You remember, that constitutional and
practical and financial abomination the opposition to which, primarily,
gave them their current majorities on the Hill.





And Trump will sign it. Even though he made a clear and firm
statement against bail-outs for the insurance ticks not that long ago.
Meanwhile the only remaining national secret, the financial devastation
of the individual market (3 times the size of the O-care welfare market)
continues and worsens.





Not so much winning, on this front.



Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 12, 2018 03:24 PM (fZlu3)


I do not believe anything reported by the MFM about Trump. When it actually happens then I will believe it.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 12, 2018 03:27 PM (mpXpK)

58 VDH has incredible posts documenting the ongoing decay in the Central Valley in CA. Very depressing.

Posted by: zeera at February 12, 2018 03:27 PM (UWlp+)

59 Well I don't want to be around some of these walmart people either."

Heck, I don't want to be around me half the time, so there...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 12, 2018 03:27 PM (7LY+6)

60 To all the RINOs and DIABLOs and Weekly Standard types: Just leave the dang party already. You haven't agreed with the platform for years and it will never make you acceptable to the DC crowd, so just leave. We won't miss you and will possibly make fun of your flouncing exit.

Posted by: pookysgirl at February 12, 2018 03:27 PM (XKZwp)

61 >>Well I don't want to be around some of these walmart people either.


Sure.
The Walmart near my of place had a lot of new Americans, so hubby called it "Walid World." Used to hate seeing the burka'd women, even some with the eyes-only showing garb. Ugh.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 12, 2018 03:28 PM (W+vEI)

62 54
Notice how there's no real conservative coordinated effort to primary these mfers?

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 12, 2018 03:28 PM (gwPgz)

63 Speaking of Walmart, I paid a visit on Feb 1 for some mid morning shopping. It's usually quiet that time of day, but was really pretty busy. Most of the shoppers had carts that were groaning from the weight of their purchases, just overflowing.

I mentioned this to an employee and he said most them use EBT cards. Ah. I felt so foolish. Funny I'd never noticed that before.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 12, 2018 03:28 PM (+Tibp)

64 Republidems.

Posted by: wth at February 12, 2018 03:28 PM (HgMAr)

65 How do we prepare for the coming Democratic majority in the house? Official majority, I mean.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at February 12, 2018 03:29 PM (QQ+il)

66 "31 Brooks is that kid in high school who always corrected your grammar.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody"


David Brooks got weekly swirlies in high school.

Posted by: Benji Carver at February 12, 2018 03:29 PM (OD2ni)

67 I do not believe anything reported by the MFM about Trump"

Exactly so. There's been a laughable amount of 180 degree wrong "reportz" in just the first year...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 12, 2018 03:29 PM (7LY+6)

68 I keep getting sone "Amazon Rewards Event spinny pop up" on my phone
Had to turn off JavaScript


Anyway, what's the latest on Mrs Don Trump Jr?

Posted by: Votermom's phone at February 12, 2018 03:29 PM (Zv4RG)

69 Republicrats.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at February 12, 2018 03:29 PM (QQ+il)

70 They have also lost their heart. The Republican Party at one time attracted a vast expanse of people from many walks of life. It was about principle, aspirations and an American culture that could overcome and advance any problem it faces.

But to the never Trumpers it is about slogans mostly meant to distract the cobs while they hobnob with their Democrat buddies over vodka martinis, served by illegal immigrants.

They have sat by and watched while the country moves closer to the precipice, and along with the media I blame them for most of what ills our country today.

May much pain be in their future.

May Bill Kristols small dick fall off.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 12, 2018 03:29 PM (NLCi6)

71 Great White Scotsman, you know the answer, and nothing I'm pointing out implies otherwise. Jezuz.




Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 12, 2018 03:29 PM (fZlu3)

72 63 I mentioned this to an employee and he said most
them use EBT cards. Ah. I felt so foolish. Funny I'd never noticed
that before.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 12, 2018 03:28 PM (+Tibp)

I never go to Walmart during the first week of the month. And I try to go at 4 am Sunday morning.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 12, 2018 03:29 PM (mpXpK)

73 61
Been to a Costco lately?

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 12, 2018 03:30 PM (gwPgz)

74 Are there still railway hobos?I would think that breed is extinct...

Posted by: steevy at February 12, 2018 03:21 PM (LiyEm)
...........

I hope they're not extinct, my Governor wants to build them a new train.

Posted by: wth at February 12, 2018 03:30 PM (HgMAr)

75 66. In fairness, the Chess club & the AV club were both full of thugs and hard-boiled types.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 12, 2018 03:30 PM (dr8BY)

76 May Bill Kristols small dick fall off.
==========

It came off in my mouth and I swallowed it. I thought it was an errant Tic Tac.

Posted by: Shep! at February 12, 2018 03:30 PM (vg8iE)

77 68 Anyway, what's the latest on Mrs Don Trump Jr?

Posted by: Votermom's phone at February 12, 2018 03:29 PM (Zv4RG)

Article at Fox news says the white powder was harmless.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 12, 2018 03:30 PM (mpXpK)

78 48 Kristol is the one who wanted to replace all the lazy American workers with foreigners. Fuck him with a pineapple

Posted by: CN at February 12, 2018 03:24 PM (5gaNQ)

Wait, I'm suppose to be lazy?

Then why in hell did I get up and go to work this morning?

Lazy, my ass.

Americans are the most productive and dedicated workforce available. We don't take siestas and we don't get 8 weeks a year off and we work 40+ hours a week instead of 32 like the Europeans, and we feed then entire damned world.

What is it with proggies and all the self-hate?

Posted by: tcn in AK at February 12, 2018 03:30 PM (7UW64)

79 Hit a big sale on snowpants at Wallyworld a few years ago ($2/pr clearance). We have had very mild winters for a few years in NoIll, but this year everyone came to get the stash of snowpants.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 12, 2018 03:31 PM (MIKMs)

80 REVOLUTION!

Posted by: MAGA at February 12, 2018 03:31 PM (015m0)

81 They certainly don't seem to be bothered by our mounting debt. It amazes me that they thing that a governmental collapse would directly affect them. Desperate people don't give a shit about pedigree when it comes down to survival.

Bill Burr put it succinctly:

Without a gun prepping doesn't matter because I'd just be gathering stuff for the biggest guy on the block(paraphrase).

Posted by: Concerned People's Front Splitter Chapter at February 12, 2018 03:31 PM (rdl6o)

82 MAGA!!!

Posted by: Lucius Cornelius Sulla at February 12, 2018 03:31 PM (FTPVM)

83 "Sure.
The Walmart near my of place had a lot of new Americans, so hubby called it "Walid World." Used to hate seeing the burka'd women, even some with the eyes-only showing garb. Ugh.
Posted by: Lizzy"


Sounds like the Costco in Beltsville, Maryalnd. Always found it interesting that the three or 4 generations of the family would go shopping together (like 20 people shopping together).

Posted by: Benji Carver at February 12, 2018 03:31 PM (OD2ni)

84 >>>> 61

Been to a Costco lately?
.
.
.Went to the one in Plano TX today.....hijabs as far as the eye could see.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 12, 2018 03:32 PM (+Dllb)

85 The Republican establishment decided some time in the late 90s that there was more money to be made working with the left on building leviathan then there was in trying to tear it down.

Of course Clinton with his FBI files and later Obama with the whole national security establishment were able to find ways to persuade Republican leaders they couldn't bribe.

As one sterling example - the left outed Newt's affair to take him down since he wouldn't work with them...but say on Hastert's crimes to make sure he did...

Posted by: 18-1 at February 12, 2018 03:32 PM (Z8FFX)

86 Anyone else read those last two words as "republican blumpkin?" Anyone?

Posted by: Fritz at February 12, 2018 03:32 PM (2Mnv1)

87 >>Been to a Costco lately?

No.
Went to the closest Sam's club (back in CO) and it was mostly Spanish language labels and brands - they had clearly decided to be the bulk store that catered to that demographic.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 12, 2018 03:32 PM (W+vEI)

88 I had a thought today (surprising, I know). We often talk about how immigrants to this county, legal or otherwise, do not have that connection to our culture and do not really understand what it means to be an American.

Well, there is a reason the West Coast is the same way. They don't have that connection to our culture either. The East Coast has physical reminders of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. The West Coast does not.

Posted by: notsothoreau at February 12, 2018 03:32 PM (5HBd1)

89 Notice how there's no real conservative coordinated effort to primary these mfers?

----

Yep. problem is, we always seem to end up with a Roy Moore or O'Donnell.

Posted by: Fortunato at February 12, 2018 03:32 PM (Uj/qF)

90 From the VDH article:

"It was David Brooks and Bill Kristol who caricatured the white working class as near Neanderthal and romanticized illegal aliens (often by deliberating conflating them with legal immigrants.)"

If there's one book that EVERYONE should read, it's "The Blank Slate" by Steven Pinker, in which he first exposes and then completely, utterly and irrevocably destroys the foundational pillars of leftist philosophy, in particular "the noble savage" theory of sociology and "the blank slate" theory of psychology.

A huge amount of what we see played out every day in American culture is the left playing the "noble savage" card and the right pointing out that the noble-savage myth is a gigantic lie. Over and over and over this argument-cycle goes on a daily basis.

Read the book: You will NOT be disappointed.

Posted by: zombie at February 12, 2018 03:32 PM (42M22)

91 The left and the NTs would rather rule over the mob than live with the patriotic

Posted by: REDACTED at February 12, 2018 03:32 PM (VWsDy)

92 I saw Kristol on some show a few weeks ago. He looked ready to go postal. It was like watching a slow motion train wreck. He really looked unstable.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 12, 2018 03:33 PM (NLCi6)

93 40 How much longer will NRO put up VDH's articles? It looks as if he's begging to get Steyned.
------------------
This article was on American Greatness. You know, the site that Jonah was making fun of before he destroyed NR.

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 12, 2018 03:33 PM (YV+SU)

94 Even the Sam's Clubs have turned ghetto

Posted by: NCKate at February 12, 2018 03:33 PM (MM8mf)

95 "In fairness, the Chess club & the AV club were both full of thugs and hard-boiled types.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine"


NERDS!!!

Posted by: Ogre at February 12, 2018 03:33 PM (OD2ni)

96 What can David Brooks point to that would establish his credentials s being elite.
Come to think he does know the Italian words for ham sandwich.

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 12, 2018 03:34 PM (5fRCd)

97 They view us as unruly subjects, not fellow citizens.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at February 12, 2018 03:34 PM (QQ+il)

98 The class snobbery thing is real.
I could see this with the absolute hysteria that Sarah Palin faced, a hatred surpassing anything I'd seen before.
It may not have been the ONLY thing, but it was the main thing.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 12, 2018 03:34 PM (0jtPF)

99 31 Brooks is that kid in high school who always corrected your grammar.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 12, 2018 03:22 PM (RD7QR)

And got it wrong while doing so.

Posted by: George LeS at February 12, 2018 03:34 PM (+TcCF)

100 Of course. Blame Trump for the profligate spending budgets that Congress writes.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 12, 2018 03:34 PM (ECDXs)

101 Pull!

Posted by: Grump928(c) at February 12, 2018 03:34 PM (QQ+il)

102 [i A word to the wise: include all four closing sequences at the end of your nickname if you intend to engage in using these tags often. The Barrel eagerly welcomes those who do not take this precaution. /i]

Done! Thank you very much!

Posted by: Hawkpilot /i] /s] /u] /b] at February 12, 2018 03:34 PM (fqHZs)

103 Notice how they won't put up a bill to repeal Obamacare?

Posted by: torabora at February 12, 2018 03:26 PM


Doesn't matter. As long as there's no penalty for purchasing non-ObamaCare-compliant insurance, or even going without -- a dagger has been driven into the heart of ObamaCare.

The leeches can continue to leech, the rest of us get a free market back again. Not the perfect solution, but good-enough.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 12, 2018 03:35 PM (2FqvZ)

104 "It was Mitt Romney who said he could not work with 47 percent of the population and wrote them off as hopelessly lost voters."

Not true. He said, "Forty-seven percent of Americans pay no income tax. So our message of low taxes doesn't connect."

Romney is absolutely correct. He *never* wrote these people off; but he was correct in saying that it would be nearly impossible for his message of classic fiscal responsibility to connect with them.

However, what Trump gets and Romney didn't is that raising income *does* connect with the 47-percenters. Trump is doing this through the corporate tax cuts, and by stifling illegal immigration. The former increases business activity, which heats up the market for labor (the demand side); the latter stops the dilution of the labor pool by people working here illegally (the supply side). Trump knows that working-class people understand this: they see it in the want ads and in their pay stubs. Mitt Romney doesn't; which is a big reason why Donald Trump is president and Mitt Romney isn't.

As long as I'm on this subject: Trump had 40 years of experience in dealing with the tabloid press, which is excellent preparation for handling the "journalism" of our day; and, as a real-estate developer in New Jersey, he's had plenty of experience in dealing with organized crime, which is excellent preparation for handling Obama's Democratic Party. Romney was too much the patrician to succeed in the politics in our time: too afraid to get his hands soiled.

Posted by: Brown Line at February 12, 2018 03:35 PM (S6ArX)

105 William is getting on my nerves lately. He keeps using my toothbrush and giggling when I catch him.

Posted by: Egg McMuffin at February 12, 2018 03:35 PM (FTPVM)

106 "73 61
Been to a Costco lately?
Posted by: Hrothgar"


Heh. I swaear I did not see your post when I posted mine at 83 about Costco.

Posted by: Benji Carver at February 12, 2018 03:35 PM (OD2ni)

107 Have I mentioned that VDH is a national treasure lately? Because VDH is a national treasure.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 12, 2018 03:36 PM (juCZM)

108 Yep. problem is, we always seem to end up with a Roy Moore
***
I think you are looking at this the wrong way. The left can pull whatever accusations it wants to out of whole cloth.

So either you convince people that charges like those against Moore are BS, or you lose.

I fully expect every election that has a close Senate race to get the Moore treatment come election time. It worked from them in AL of all places...so they will use it everywhere.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 12, 2018 03:36 PM (Z8FFX)

109 Well, That didn't work.

Posted by: Hawkpilot /i] /s] /u] /b] at February 12, 2018 03:36 PM (fqHZs)

110 Well, there is a reason the West Coast is the same way. They don't have that connection to our culture either. The East Coast has physical reminders of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. The West Coast does not.

Posted by: notsothoreau at February 12, 2018 03:32 PM (5HBd1)

Yeah, you are so right about that. We on the West Coast don't even read history books, or take history lessons, or civics, or any of that, so obviously we cannot understand what it is to be American.

/s

Try again, Skippy. Not everyone outside of your little world is an ignoramus.

Posted by: tcn in AK at February 12, 2018 03:36 PM (7UW64)

111 Are there still railway hobos?I would think that breed is extinct...

Posted by: steevy at February 12, 2018 03:21 PM (LiyEm)

They run railways now. And mooch money ohh government to keep them running. Amtrak, q.v.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2018 03:36 PM (Dbv1R)

112 Went to the one in Plano TX today.....hijabs as far as the eye could see.

Renton, WA Walmart on EBT day, same deal. Full burkas everywhere.

Posted by: bonhomme at February 12, 2018 03:36 PM (iv0p7)

113 It's sad to me since I've been subscribing to NR since the late '70s in college. My subscrition is up and I'm not reupping. I used to consider NR foundational.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 12, 2018 03:36 PM (+Tibp)

114 Vic it's part of the administration's budget proposal. Not from Congress (where the Senate GOP has pushed it for a long time). Page 141, footnote 6.


You can likely believe it early, in this case.


Of course who knows if it is passed, in any form.


The point is, the *starting point* on this matter, from the WH itself, is now - bail-out of "risk corridors". Senate (as currently constituted) would pass it by voice vote in 5 minutes; I doubt the HFC in the House could block it alone. And as O-care actually doesn't dramatically directly obviously affect most people, this kind of back-door rescue of the debacle is unlikely fodder for a "burn down the phone lines" grassroots rebellion.


We will see.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 12, 2018 03:36 PM (fZlu3)

115 Fuck Max Boot

Posted by: Rick in SK at February 12, 2018 03:36 PM (FZYNt)

116 Yes, VDH is the only sane one over there and only one I'll read if i see a link.
Posted by: SteveOReno at February 12, 2018 03:25 PM (2sCft)

There's also Andy McCarthy.

Posted by: George LeS at February 12, 2018 03:36 PM (+TcCF)

117 43 36 Batter up!
Posted by: Sandra Fluke"

That's not batter...


eccchhh
Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 12, 2018 03:23 PM (7LY+6)

Baby batter.
Posted by: SteveOReno at February 12, 2018 03:24 PM (2sCft)

---

Can you smell what the Fluke is cooking?

Posted by: The Fluke at February 12, 2018 03:37 PM (oGRue)

118 Shortly before Patterico went TDS he threw up a post about "do you live in a bubble" based on a Charles Murray test. He scored fairly elitist. Didn't seem to bother him much.

Posted by: Charles Ullyses Farleigh at February 12, 2018 03:37 PM (EsHMF)

119 William is getting on my nerves lately. He keeps using my toothbrush and giggling when I catch him.


Posted by: Egg McMuffin at February 12, 2018 03:35 PM (FTPVM)

=========

It feels so good in my butt!

Posted by: William at February 12, 2018 03:37 PM (vg8iE)

120 The aristocrat does not stoop to answer the objections of the commoner; he merely fixes an aristocratic glare at him and expects him to whither under the force of his sun-like bearing

And that's why they end up in tumbrils.

Posted by: Fox2! at February 12, 2018 03:37 PM (jLChk)

121 If I could see and find my dick, I'd order every one of you to blow me

Posted by: Erik Erickson at February 12, 2018 03:37 PM (TA9CI)

122 I think that the NeverTrumpers' antipathy towards the man stems from the fact that, simply by existing, he completely exposed the "conservative" intelligentsia as useless at best and actively harmful at worst.

They're now engaged in the thing that SJW companies do where they decide that they'd rather trade all of their unwoke customers who actually use their product for the "childless weirdo purple-haired Tumblrina class" (h/t to The Dark Herald) who they're more naturally inclined to associate with anyway but, more importantly, are NOT icky proles.

Posted by: Mr_UNIVAC at February 12, 2018 03:37 PM (GefuU)

123 Walmart sells a line of clothing called Puritan?

How much does the chastity belt cost?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 12, 2018 03:37 PM (fqUgw)

124 18 Are there still railway hobos?I would think that breed is extinct...
Posted by: steevy at February 12, 2018 03:21 PM (LiyEm)

---

look up Britt (Iowa) Hobo Days......

Posted by: the Butcher at February 12, 2018 03:38 PM (DIosY)

125 98 The class snobbery thing is real.
I could see this with the absolute hysteria that Sarah Palin faced, a hatred surpassing anything I'd seen before.
It may not have been the ONLY thing, but it was the main thing.


Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 12, 2018 03:34 PM (0jtPF)


The snobbery was an excuse.

They were afraid because she had their number.

They used snobbery because most LIV's would find that appealing.

She still has their number.

Posted by: tcn in AK at February 12, 2018 03:38 PM (7UW64)

126 Wait, what? Romney's 47% remark wasn't about deplorables so much as a significant block of Democrat voters who see any Republican as someone who is going to derail the gravy train.

Posted by: bonhomme at February 12, 2018 03:21 PM (iv0p7)

Wondered about that myself. Say what you will about Romney, he was dead on about that 47%, as he was referring to the 47% of the populace who do not pay taxes. And he was exactly right. By the IRS's own data, the top 50% of wage earners pay about 95% of the taxes. I remember Limbaugh talking about this years ago, like back when Billy Jeff was still in the White House. But as usual, Romney was lousy at defending himself and the LSM twisted his words. A shame, really...

Posted by: The Oort Cloud - Source of all SMODs at February 12, 2018 03:38 PM (S5WMi)

127 How do stores prevent immigrant shoppers from stuffing wide screen televisions under their hefty bags?

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 12, 2018 03:38 PM (5fRCd)

128 31 Brooks is that kid in high school who always corrected your grammar.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 12, 2018 03:22 PM (RD7QR)

Incorrectly corrected, at that.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 12, 2018 03:38 PM (jnLXM)

129 *Removes gauntlet*

*slaps it across the sanctimonious mug of the nearest Commie/Lib*

"Aristocrat, eh? Draw your sword, sir. If you have one . . ."

Posted by: Sharkman at February 12, 2018 03:39 PM (BfOXk)

130 100% RightOn

Posted by: Kim Jong-nun at February 12, 2018 03:39 PM (artIV)

131 And who is this Allahpundit fellow? Sounds dreamy...

Posted by: Sheppy Smiff at February 12, 2018 03:39 PM (FTPVM)

132 Brooks is that kid in high school who always corrected your grammar.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 12, 2018 03:22 PM (RD7QR)

Speaking as an annoying pedant, it's "wither", not "whither" up above, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2018 03:39 PM (Dbv1R)

133 "I fully expect every election that has a close Senate race to get the Moore treatment come election time. It worked from them in AL of all places...so they will use it everywhere.
Posted by: 18-1"


I think most people figured there was some truth to the Moore thing which at the very least made him a weirdo. And his handling of it was downright bizarre. Doubt he sets much precedent except to use primaries to get rid of weirdos.

Posted by: Benji Carver at February 12, 2018 03:39 PM (OD2ni)

134 Well take a look at both Republican "leaders" in Congress. They just put almost $400b on the rubes after years and years complaining about spending.

They get the middle finger from me.

Posted by: MAGA at February 12, 2018 03:39 PM (015m0)

135 were apparently always secondary to the more important criterion of offering a mild, sober and judicious frown to progressivism, through discerning losers like George H.W. Bush, John McCain, or Mitt Romney.

========

That frown wasn't even sincere. It was meant to dupe voters.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 12, 2018 03:39 PM (/qEW2)

136 Always found it interesting that the three or 4 generations of the family would go shopping together (like 20 people shopping together).
Posted by: Benji Carver at February 12, 2018 03:31 PM (OD2ni)

Easier to swipe stuff. Not kidding. Groups of people in groups moving down aisles, palming, passing and opening.

Posted by: auscolpyr at February 12, 2018 03:39 PM (suO/a)

137 108: Sessions shivved us there too "I have no reason not to believe the women". Thanks asshole

Posted by: CN at February 12, 2018 03:40 PM (5gaNQ)

138
VDH lives out in the countryside and gets to see first hand what Obama did to America.

I imagine it gives him perspective the rest of NRO lacks...

Posted by: 18-1 at February 12, 2018 03:40 PM (Z8FFX)

139 VDH is the man.

Posted by: thathalfrican - barely posting cuz I'm cuttin' at February 12, 2018 03:40 PM (RYvf+)

140 Acme, wished I lived in your world.


No daggers have been driven into any hearts of O-care. And a bailout of "risk corridors" ensures the deformed dwarf of welfare policies can continue shambling along.


And the largest immediate negative impact of O-care - the destruction (not an exaggeration) of the individual market, which was about 15% of all insured households, may not be affected one bit.


Some states might see a return to the old days, with good individual policies costing 1/5 of what they do now. But the biggest markets/biggest "blue" states - no relief in sight.


Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 12, 2018 03:40 PM (fZlu3)

141 These assholes make me look like Paul Allen in comparison.

Posted by: Patrick Bateman at February 12, 2018 03:40 PM (TA9CI)

142 Also, don't forget Krauthammer. I know he's been under the radar for a long time convelecing but before the election, he literally told an audience to vote for Hillary. He's dead to me, too.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 12, 2018 03:40 PM (+Tibp)

143 115 Fuck Max Boot
Posted by: Rick in SK at February 12, 2018 03:36 PM (FZYNt)

Max Poot.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 12, 2018 03:41 PM (jnLXM)

144 Wither not whither. I always whence when I see that mistake.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 12, 2018 03:41 PM (/qEW2)

145 "Americans are the most productive and dedicated workforce available. We
don't take siestas and we don't get 8 weeks a year off and we work 40+
hours a week instead of 32 like the Europeans, and we feed then entire
damned world."

German Union wants to cut the work week to 28 hours. I guess 32 is to hard on them.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y8kbfqz5

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 12, 2018 03:41 PM (aVYsC)

146 142 Also, don't forget Krauthammer. I know he's been under the radar for a long time convelecing but before the election, he literally told an audience to vote for Hillary. He's dead to me, too.
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0

haven't seen him on TV lately so he's likely in worse shape than John McCain

Posted by: Rick in SK at February 12, 2018 03:41 PM (FZYNt)

147 119 O William! Tee-hee I wondered what tasted so good!

Posted by: Egg McMuffin at February 12, 2018 03:41 PM (FTPVM)

148 Living in a mostly white town with low unemployment, I guess I see Wal-Mart differently than most. Ye Godz, I wouldn't go to those y'all are talkin' 'bout either.

Ours is clean and well-stocked and the staff is as good as you'll get in a WM. I only go there for things like bulk paper products, pet stuff, greeting cards, that kind of thing, no Chinese junk.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 12, 2018 03:41 PM (juCZM)

149 A word to the wise: include all four closing sequences at the end of your nickname if you intend to engage in using these tags often. The Barrel eagerly welcomes those who do not take this precaution.

I think I got it now...

Posted by: Hawkpilot at February 12, 2018 03:42 PM (fqHZs)

150 >>>>>
"I fully expect every election that has a close Senate race to get the
Moore treatment come election time. It worked from them in AL of all
places...so they will use it everywhere.

Posted by: 18-1"
.
.
.I seriously doubt that the dems will have the resources and the alleged *victims* lined up to do that in the 10 Senate seats they are vulnerable in.

Not saying they aren't putting out feelers, but it took almost everything the DNC had to do that once and their fundraising is in the $hitter.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 12, 2018 03:42 PM (+Dllb)

151 Roy Moore literally did nothing wrong.

Posted by: Patrick Bateman at February 12, 2018 03:42 PM (TA9CI)

152 I shop at Walmart all the time.
Well, I don't shop much --- but when I do, it's the first place I look.
The stores are clean and the staff is pleasant.

Of course, here in SW VA it's mostly hillbillies.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 12, 2018 03:42 PM (0jtPF)

153 Let me tell you, a lot of the minority neighborhoods are celebrating that illegal immigrants are leaving. You want to know why their employment is up? It turns out illegals were not doing the jobs Americans did not want to do. Imagine that.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 12, 2018 03:43 PM (NLCi6)

154 Railway hobos probably make the best hunting....

Posted by: steevy at February 12, 2018 03:43 PM (LiyEm)

155 German Union wants to cut the work week to 28 hours. I guess 32 is to hard on them.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y8kbfqz5
Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 12, 2018 03:41 PM (aVYsC)

Idiots.

Everyone knows the whole damn point of a union is to get paid for 40 hours of work, but only put in 20.

You make your work week 28 hours, you're just shooting yourself in the foot!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 12, 2018 03:43 PM (jnLXM)

156 "116 Yes, VDH is the only sane one over there and only one I'll read if i see a link.
Posted by: SteveOReno at February 12, 2018 03:25 PM (2sCft)

There's also Andy McCarthy.
Posted by: George LeS"


Kyle Smith writes there now (fromer NY Post movie reviewer) and he is hilarious. Lowry has gotten much better. Cooke is still pretty good and has a "credit where due" attitide towards Trump. I still like Jonah when the subject is not Trump, but he seems obsesses with writing about him.

Posted by: Benji Carver at February 12, 2018 03:44 PM (OD2ni)

157 Hi Patrick!!

Posted by: Luis Carruthers at February 12, 2018 03:44 PM (FTPVM)

158 Brooks is that kid in high school who always corrected your grammar.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 12, 2018 03:22 PM (RD7QR)

Incorrectly corrected, at that.


Corrected that with which incorrectly!

Posted by: David Brooks at February 12, 2018 03:44 PM (6pvkK)

159 increase the federal gas tax

Only after they've paid back all the misspent "only for the roads" $ they've pissed away already and been shot for it.

Posted by: DaveA at February 12, 2018 03:44 PM (FhXTo)

160 I think you are looking at this the wrong way. The left can pull whatever accusations it wants to out of whole cloth.

---

True, but Moore had other issues as well.

The Dave Brats of the world are the exception, not the rule. Good candidates are either co-opted or destroyed.

Posted by: Fortunato at February 12, 2018 03:44 PM (Uj/qF)

161 Costco motto:
"Bet you can't buy just one."

Posted by: wth at February 12, 2018 03:44 PM (HgMAr)

162 I think most people figured there was some truth to the Moore thing
***
Really? Its pretty clear it was a mix of made up bullshit - the star "victim" admitting to plagiarizing his signature - and the guy liking women in their early 20s...which makes him as much of a dog as say...President John Adams.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 12, 2018 03:45 PM (Z8FFX)

163 I'll fight any one of you faggots in The Octagon!

Posted by: Bill Kristol at February 12, 2018 03:45 PM (O5Q3r)

164 >>I could see this with the absolute hysteria that Sarah Palin faced, a hatred surpassing anything I'd seen before.


>>They were afraid because she had their number.
- - - - -

Sarah Palin was the proof that Feminism is a destructive lie. Most key decisions she's made were the opposite of what feminists instruct --- and she was happy and successful (e.g., marrying young, having lots of kids, having a Downs kid, non-ivy school, Christian, etc.). They had to destroy her, particularly the unmarried feminist shrews like Maureen Dowd.

Palin has disappointed me in recent years, but it doesn't take away from what she represented to the Mikas and MoDo's of the NYC-DC-Hollywood set who were bonkers with their hatred for her in 2008.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 12, 2018 03:45 PM (W+vEI)

165 As I've noted before, I've never been to a Wal-Mart. That remains true. In fact, shockingly, as far as I know, I don't think I've ever even SEEN a Wal-Mart! That's how disassociated I am from various aspects of the American socio-economic landscape. I don't "avoid" Wal-Mart as some sort of pretentious virtue-signalling -- it's just that I have never encountered the entire Wal-Mart-verse. My path through life has never intersected with it.

Posted by: zombie at February 12, 2018 03:45 PM (42M22)

166 VDH has more than had it with the NeverTrumpers and that is becoming ever more obvious.

Also, sorry, I no longer believe that George W. Bush is a good man without malice. It is quite malicious indeed to take a shot at Trump after keeping his lips sealed throughout the Obama presidency and to do it whilst in Dubai.

Yeah, I'm done with considering him a good guy.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Totally the most innocentest. Hopping all around. at February 12, 2018 03:45 PM (mf5HN)

167 On Varney on FNB last week, there was a never-trumper, older finance guy. He was grousing about the washing machine tariff and was angry that: the small number of workers he claimed were impacted (less than a thousand) made it senseless to pursue a tariff. IOW, just some blue-collar workers, who gives a damn. He didn't care that this might be more than just some washing machines, maybe a shot at south korea's penchant to take advantage of us in many different areas or the complete decimation of a mfg industry. But, all he could see is Trump using a tariff to punish an "important global partner" and that was mean.

Posted by: Ever at February 12, 2018 03:45 PM (OLS0m)

168 So nice areas to live in SC? Would like to be inland. Not quite Spartanburg. That is too far. Anything about an hour closer to ocean?

Posted by: Marcus T at February 12, 2018 03:46 PM (NLCi6)

169 William!! You are one sexy and TOUGH bitch!!

Posted by: Egg McMuffin at February 12, 2018 03:46 PM (FTPVM)

170 63 Speaking of Walmart, I paid a visit on Feb 1 for some mid morning shopping. It's usually quiet that time of day, but was really pretty busy. Most of the shoppers had carts that were groaning from the weight of their purchases, just overflowing.

I mentioned this to an employee and he said most them use EBT cards. Ah. I felt so foolish. Funny I'd never noticed that before."

Think about this - Walmart is making huge profits from these purchases. And some of those profits are invested in the campaigns of the politicians who will keep those EBT cards coming, as well as the people who use them. The more EBT cars, the more Walmart earns, the more politicians they can finance.

It's the Cycle of (Commercial) Life

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2018 03:46 PM (V2Yro)

171 Benji we soon will all see, but I'm guessing you are vastly, vastly under-estimating the power and applicability of the "Moore strategy" to other races.


Late-hit scandal smears are not new, but with the effective disappearance of anything resembling a press, their potential has increased.


And the GOPe (as shown by MS) will go to any length to protect against outsiders intruding. The already sketchy prospects for a genuine revolution in the GOP Senate primaries - key to Trump achieving most of his potential as president, in a very real sense - are even dimmer now.


The tremendous inertial advantage of incumbency, and "establishment" blessing, is pretty well understood. But the now much increased power of "deterrence" to challengers isn't, so much. I know people on both ends of the recruiting/challenging equation, and the chill is dramatic.


Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 12, 2018 03:46 PM (fZlu3)

172 Wither tis better to suffer the slings and arrows of damned fate or strive to repear the conditions wench they came. None so fickle at those who rail against the wether having no power to change it.

I lament the loss of AI assisted punditry for who else can navigate the complexity of the modern internet of things, eh?

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 12, 2018 03:46 PM (ECDXs)

173 Been to a Costco lately?
=====

One of my kids' friends is a supervisor at a gas station. Apparently, big packages from the US are dependable sources of income for over half the smaller towns in Bangladesh, Pakistan, et al. He did explain that the EBT system allowed purchases for large families -- just not how large and where located. I really think we are doing the on-the-ground humanitarian work and don't need State Dept to award money to various warlords.

Please, please, please -- a small tax on remittances to foreign countries would pay for the wall and enforcement for a long time.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 12, 2018 03:46 PM (MIKMs)

174
German Union wants to cut the work week to 28 hours. I guess 32 is to hard on them.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y8kbfqz5
Posted by: Buzzsaw


One of the commenters at that article says Germany has a $21 per hour minimum wage!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 12, 2018 03:46 PM (IqV8l)

175 Moore came across as a complete weirdo without any help from anyone else.

Posted by: NCKate at February 12, 2018 03:47 PM (MM8mf)

176 "Easier to swipe stuff. Not kidding. Groups of people in groups moving down aisles, palming, passing and opening.
Posted by: auscolpyr"


I used to work in a bar and the owner told me I can make change for customers onbly. She said certain elements would come in and ask for change and then swipe money off the bar when your back was turned.

Posted by: Benji Carver at February 12, 2018 03:47 PM (OD2ni)

177 165
As I've noted before, I've never been to a Wal-Mart. That remains true.
In fact, shockingly, as far as I know, I don't think I've ever even SEEN
a Wal-Mart! That's how disassociated I am from various aspects of the
American socio-economic landscape. I don't "avoid" Wal-Mart as some sort
of pretentious virtue-signalling -- it's just that I have never
encountered the entire Wal-Mart-verse. My path through life has never
intersected with it.

Posted by: zombie at February 12, 2018 03:45 PM (42M22)


So you are from Mars?

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at February 12, 2018 03:47 PM (ymnmz)

178 >>>>>As I've noted before, I've never been to a Wal-Mart. That remains true.
In fact, shockingly, as far as I know, I don't think I've ever even SEEN
a Wal-Mart! That's how disassociated I am from various aspects of the
American socio-economic landscape. I don't "avoid" Wal-Mart as some sort
of pretentious virtue-signalling -- it's just that I have never
encountered the entire Wal-Mart-verse. My path through life has never
intersected with it.
.
.
.Does California even allow Walmarts to be built? I don't recall seeing any when I was stationed there in the late 1980s.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 12, 2018 03:47 PM (+Dllb)

179 Over on the 8Chan board (Reddit) Q just posted this regarding the attack on Trump Jr/Wife

Our attack on big pharma came w/ a warning letter today.
Message received.
Response forthcoming.
Q

Posted by: Rockysan99 at February 12, 2018 03:48 PM (m7LQK)

180 You make your work week 28 hours, you're just shooting yourself in the foot!

That depends on how much you're getting hourly.

And you're forgetting the two months paid vacation.

Posted by: JEM at February 12, 2018 03:48 PM (ejv4q)

181 .I seriously doubt that the dems will have the resources and the alleged *victims* lined up to do that in the 10 Senate seats they are vulnerable in.
***
Why not? Every politician/public figure has some people that hate them.

Get Gloria Allred to tell them that the candidate did bad things to them and get the FNM to hand them a microphone and then you are done.

Hell, if you have trouble using hate, just offer them no-shows jobs after the election.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 12, 2018 03:48 PM (Z8FFX)

182 157 Hi Patrick!!
Posted by: Luis Carruthers at February 12, 2018 03:44 PM (FTPVM)

Fuck off, Luis!

Posted by: Patrick Bateman at February 12, 2018 03:48 PM (TA9CI)

183 It was David Brooks and Bill Kristol who caricatured the white working class as near Neanderthal and romanticized illegal aliens (often by deliberating conflating them with legal immigrants.)


He forgot to include George Will.

Posted by: buzzion at February 12, 2018 03:48 PM (lKs2v)

184
Romney was too much the patrician to succeed in the politics in our time: too afraid to get his hands soiled.


We need him in the Senate, though! 'Cause totes principled!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 12, 2018 03:48 PM (pNxlR)

185 zombie,
Walmart's strategy was to be ubiquitous. A store every 12 miles or so. To not have run into the vicinity of a Walmart signals supernatural abilities.
Do you avoid all big box stores?

Posted by: severance package at February 12, 2018 03:48 PM (FTPVM)

186 >>Moore came across as a complete weirdo without any help from anyone else.

Bingo. Despite the tactics used against him, he was a bad candidate.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2018 03:48 PM (/tuJf)

187 I've been to good walmarts and bad walmarts. The one in Quakertown PA is usually very nice.

I'll guarantee you if I made a point of it, I could get some pics on my phone of some pretty righteous looking mutants at a Trader Joe's or a Whole Foods the same as these people do at wally world.

All that proves is that the world is full of mutants.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 12, 2018 03:49 PM (jnLXM)

188 Zombie is in San Francisco no?Walmart isn't allowed to open a store there if they wanted to.

Posted by: steevy at February 12, 2018 03:49 PM (LiyEm)

189 Posted by: Rockysan99 at February 12, 2018 03:48 PM (m7LQK)

I'm not sure what that means.

Posted by: thathalfrican - barely posting cuz I'm cuttin' at February 12, 2018 03:49 PM (RYvf+)

190 Ah dew all my shoppin at tracter suply.

Posted by: Roland THTG at February 12, 2018 03:49 PM (xBSm0)

191 NRO has eaten a lot of crow lately; McCarthy had to admit he was wrong about our Federal Lawn Forcement Agencies too.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 12, 2018 03:49 PM (6FqZa)

192 Totally misrepresented the Romney line.

So be it.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 12, 2018 03:49 PM (wWJIH)

193 I'm not real

Posted by: Chainsaw Whore at February 12, 2018 03:50 PM (FTPVM)

194 Huh.

Well that's something I never, ever expected to do.

I just read that entire article in The Nation linked in the sidebar without screaming "FUCK YOU, YOU FUCKING COMMIES!!"

The Nation.

Doing the reporting that

ABCCBSNBCCNNWaPoNYTMSNBCMSM

won't do (because they are still blowing Barack Obama all day)

Posted by: Sharkman at February 12, 2018 03:50 PM (BfOXk)

195 I never understood the hate Walmart got... until I moved to Baltimore.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at February 12, 2018 03:50 PM (KUaJL)

196 166 Yeah, I'm done with considering him a good guy.

When a friend from TX claimed Barbara said something imperious to the Katrina folks in Houston I thought she was exaggerating. Not now.

Posted by: Ever at February 12, 2018 03:50 PM (OLS0m)

197 So you are from Mars?
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless


Nope -- liberal part of the SF Bay Area.

Posted by: zombie at February 12, 2018 03:50 PM (42M22)

198 125----The snobbery was an excuse.

They were afraid because she had their number.

They used snobbery because most LIV's would find that appealing.

She still has their number.
Posted by: tcn in AK at February 12, 2018 03:38 PM (7UW64)
----------------------------
NO. The snobbery was all too real, not just an excuse.

But I very much agree with the fear component, which you home in on so well --- "she had their number." She had their number, she was not impressed by them, and therefore she was not afraid of them.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 12, 2018 03:50 PM (0jtPF)

199
He forgot to include George Will.


Kevin Williamson would not even give the working classes that much respect.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 12, 2018 03:50 PM (pNxlR)

200 Hey now, they better not be hatin' on Wal-Mart jeans. I had a pair that fit great and lasted for years.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 12, 2018 03:50 PM (NWiLs)

201 The more EBT cars, the more Walmart earns, the more politicians they can finance.

It's the Cycle of (Commercial) Life
Posted by: Tom Servo

_________

Its not just retailers also that want the EBT scam to keep going, its also big agribusiness and other consumer staple companies. Its like a guaranteed income stream.

I see all the time restaurants now saying they accept EBT.

And remember, Republicans control Congress and the White House as well as most state Governorships and legislatures. But somehow we can't even talk about some basic reforms like how about a time limit of qualifying for EBT similar to welfare reform.

Posted by: Maritime at February 12, 2018 03:50 PM (lKmt3)

202 Mark Green has been on Tucker and I thought he had the best reason to get dick punched I had seen in a long time

Posted by: Rick in SK at February 12, 2018 03:51 PM (FZYNt)

203 .Does California even allow Walmarts to be built? I don't recall seeing any when I was stationed there in the late 1980s.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 12, 2018 03:47 PM (+Dllb)


There is one in Ventura and another in Oxnard.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 12, 2018 03:51 PM (Tnhbr)

204 DNC fundraising is to some extent a side issue this cycle.


Most of the Dem $$ are in the individual campaigns, and those are swimming in money.


Many have wisely long ago decided to support individual candidates, not the extremely problematic national GOP structure. Well Dem big fish are doing that now, in spades.


Part of it is blowback from Clinton's typical theft and chicanery and hijacking of the DNC. Part of it is the same wisdom people here show - the impact and desirability of campaign giving are much higher for specific candidates who have at least some credibility on key issues.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 12, 2018 03:51 PM (fZlu3)

205 Best to keep the Christian weirdos out of power and lose to baby killing democrats.

Ironic that is shit is being debated and considered a good thing in this post.

Posted by: Patrick Bateman at February 12, 2018 03:51 PM (TA9CI)

206 Yeah, I'm done with considering him a good guy.
Posted by: alexthechick


Welcome to the Dark Side. May I interest you in some of these cookies what are baked here over in this side, the dark one.

They have chocolate.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 12, 2018 03:51 PM (6FqZa)

207 165 As I've noted before, I've never been to a Wal-Mart. That remains true. In fact, shockingly, as far as I know, I don't think I've ever even SEEN a Wal-Mart! That's how disassociated I am from various aspects of the American socio-economic landscape. I don't "avoid" Wal-Mart as some sort of pretentious virtue-signalling -- it's just that I have never encountered the entire Wal-Mart-verse. My path through life has never intersected with it.
Posted by: zombie at February 12, 2018 03:45 PM (42M22)

I imagine it's not common in your neck of the woods. We had a brand new WalMart open in Florida, when we lived there. A little air force base town near Destin. It was lovely, and was staffed with well trained people who were part of the community. I could run in at 6:45 am in sweats, grab a coffee pot to replace the one I just broke, and the cashier would give me a gift certificate for free donuts, because I was obviously having a bad start to my day. But it's not like that at all up here NoVa. They are dirty, packed, and difficult to negotiate, and I simply don't enjoy shopping there, even though they have decent prices. The shopping experience makes it not worth it. So, no judgment on not going to a wal-mart. You don't have to give up your Ace O Spades Platinum card and shelf mallet.

Posted by: moki at February 12, 2018 03:51 PM (V+V48)

208 Please clap.

Posted by: !jeb and the family Bush at February 12, 2018 03:51 PM (r9UYA)

209 Does California even allow Walmarts to be built? I don't recall seeing any when I was stationed there in the late 1980s.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman


I assume there must be Wal-Marts in CA, but wherever they may be around here, I don't go to those areas.

Posted by: zombie at February 12, 2018 03:51 PM (42M22)

210 I have to admit I am embarrassed by a lot of people I see in Walmart. Of course most of them are part that 47% Dem voting bloc.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 12, 2018 03:51 PM (wWJIH)

211 It's not about whether you've read the history of the country. It's about having physical reminders of the founding. We simply don't have it out here in the way that they do on the East Coast. I was looking at property through Land and Farm. One place has historical markers for Civil War battles. It also doesn't mean that the West Coast isn't involved in the history of the country. I do think we experience it differently. And, we have been the place people go to, so we get people from all over the country and from outside the country.

Posted by: notsothoreau at February 12, 2018 03:51 PM (5HBd1)

212 Wow - no Walmarts - my etex town of 100,000 isn't that big, and we've got 4 Super-Walmarts, 4 or 5 grocery store Walmarts, and a Sam's Club. And the Super-Walmarts are all packed with people 24 hours a day.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2018 03:52 PM (V2Yro)

213 I've seen 2 Jerry Springer style fights at a Wal-Mart.

I go for the low prices, but the entertainment is what keeps me going back.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 12, 2018 03:52 PM (xfb67)

214 We keep fielding these social retards then can't figure out how they end up looking like complete idiots in the spotlight.

Posted by: NCKate at February 12, 2018 03:52 PM (MM8mf)

215 Moore came across as a complete weirdo without any help from anyone else.


Yet he was leading by 15pts before the false accusations.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at February 12, 2018 03:52 PM (QQ+il)

216 Oh hell, you can use EBT at the strip clubs.

Posted by: Roland THTG at February 12, 2018 03:52 PM (xBSm0)

217 So I had to go to court for a ticket. Yada yada...


Anyhoo....the judge must have told 12 different people they could never go into any Walmart ever again.

Posted by: eleven at February 12, 2018 03:52 PM (+lOpA)

218 waiting for flick "blackmen kant paynt"

Posted by: REDACTED at February 12, 2018 03:53 PM (VWsDy)

219 Old and Busted: Ni66ers
New Hotness: Hillbillies.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at February 12, 2018 03:53 PM (3BFzK)

220 Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 12, 2018 03:49 PM (6FqZa)

I can forgive people who can admit they were wrong.

Posted by: thathalfrican - barely posting cuz I'm cuttin' at February 12, 2018 03:53 PM (RYvf+)

221 How do stores prevent immigrant shoppers from stuffing wide screen televisions under their hefty bags?

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 12, 2018 03:38 PM (5fRCd)

I expect they don't. And that's probably why the whole fam-damnily shows up for a shopping trip; to run interference for the ones boosting goods.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2018 03:53 PM (Dbv1R)

222 125
The snobbery was an excuse.

They were afraid because she had their number.

They used snobbery because most LIV's would find that appealing.

She still has their number.
Posted by: tcn in AK at February 12, 2018 03:38 PM (7UW64)


Part of her platform was fighting corruption.

Part of Trump's platform is draining the swamp.

They are both hated by the Establishment. I wonder why?

Posted by: rickl at February 12, 2018 03:53 PM (xjiRE)

223 Think WalMart just hadn't come to CA in the late 80s - seem to recall they all opened later.


And except for predictable city bans on them (big cities), they're all over.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 12, 2018 03:53 PM (fZlu3)

224 Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Totally the most innocentest. Hopping all around. at February 12, 2018 03:45 PM (mf5HN)

What shot did he take at Trump?

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 12, 2018 03:54 PM (wWJIH)

225 GOP been trolling y'all from 1988-2015

took DJT to break the chain

Posted by: Rick in SK at February 12, 2018 03:54 PM (FZYNt)

226 Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 12, 2018 03:51 PM (6FqZa)

Also, buddy, that's racist.

Posted by: thathalfrican - barely posting cuz I'm cuttin' at February 12, 2018 03:54 PM (RYvf+)

227 217 So I had to go to court for a ticket. Yada yada...

That's weird, they give them out on the highways here

Posted by: REDACTED at February 12, 2018 03:54 PM (VWsDy)

228 185 zombie,
Walmart's strategy was to be ubiquitous. A store every 12 miles or so. To not have run into the vicinity of a Walmart signals supernatural abilities.
Do you avoid all big box stores?
Posted by: severance package


Well, yes, I don't shop in big box stores. I don't consciously "avoid" them, it would just never occur to me to go to such a place. I don't even know where most of them are located. Sure I could look it up, but for what purpose? I wouldn't go anyway.

Wal-Marts are ubiquitous? News to me. I swear, I have never seen one (in person).

Posted by: zombie at February 12, 2018 03:54 PM (42M22)

229 When a friend from TX claimed Barbara said something imperious to the Katrina folks in Houston I thought she was exaggerating. Not now.
Posted by: Ever at February 12, 2018 03:50 PM (OLS0m)

What did she say?

Posted by: MAC SOG and nothing will happen at February 12, 2018 03:54 PM (czkHE)

230 i stick to mega lomart. fuck wallyworld.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 12, 2018 03:54 PM (KP5rU)

231 Our media is a joke. The only questions so far at the daily presser have been about Porter because there is nothing else going on in the world.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2018 03:55 PM (/tuJf)

232 Costco motto:
"Bet you can't buy just one."
Posted by: wth at February 12, 2018 03:44 PM (HgMAr)

Motto? More like policy!
Here! Here is a huge box of Lucky Charms. But, you can't just buy one, because we only sell them in packs of two!

How about a really really really big bottle of Hershey's syrup, big enough to last for months? Perfect for those occasions when you want a home made sundae. Reach for it and find out 2 more are clipped to it!

How about a bottle of Ranch dressing that would suffice for a vegan for about a year? Nope! Fucking Two is the number mister, and you'll like it!

And yet.


I keep going back, like a dog to its vomit.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 12, 2018 03:55 PM (z79tQ)

233
- Looks at people living in DC, Congress, and institutions.
- Roy Moore is called weird and people eat it up.

Whateves, buckoroos!

Posted by: Patrick Bateman at February 12, 2018 03:55 PM (TA9CI)

234 I still like Jonah when the subject is not Trump, but he seems obsesses with writing about him.
----------------------
Back when NR used Disquis I had a long go with Jonah pointing out that Trump had become his white whale. It didn't work. Seems boys from West Manhattan know everything and are impossible to persuade. That, and I think he got a big donation from Zuckerburg.

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 12, 2018 03:55 PM (YV+SU)

235 thathalfrican : congratulations on the addition to your family, by the way.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 12, 2018 03:55 PM (6FqZa)

236 So how does Glenn Beck fit in all this? Does he really believe in anything or did he really think he was gonna lead us to Paradise?

One thing I love about Trump, People show there true colors when it comes to him. I have never seen anything like it.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 12, 2018 03:55 PM (dKiJG)

237 So nice areas to live in SC? Would like to be
inland. Not quite Spartanburg. That is too far. Anything about an hour
closer to ocean?

Posted by: Marcus T at February 12, 2018 03:46 PM (NLCi6)


Aiken ain't bad.

Posted by: Bert G aka Country Singer at February 12, 2018 03:55 PM (uiwCw)

238 197
So you are from Mars?

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless



Nope -- liberal part of the SF Bay Area.

Posted by: zombie at February 12, 2018 03:50 PM (42M22)

The liberal part? How can you tell? What other parts are there?




Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at February 12, 2018 03:56 PM (ymnmz)

239 The Turtle and Schemer spent the morning complimenting each other before discussing DACA

The GOP.

Posted by: Under Fire at February 12, 2018 03:56 PM (r9UYA)

240 What did she say?


When they cried about the cost of crayfish she said 'Let them eat lobster.'

Posted by: Grump928(c) at February 12, 2018 03:56 PM (QQ+il)

241 Does California even allow Walmarts to be built? I don't recall seeing any when I was stationed there in the late 1980s. Posted by: The Great White Scotsman

They didn't start opening Wal-Marts in Southern California until the lates 1990's

Posted by: Deploraqble Male Logic at February 12, 2018 03:56 PM (lKyWE)

242 Wally World only depresses me. The endless walking in the cavernous box. Retards everywhere, seriously. But their sporting goods is decent so...

Posted by: Chainsaw Whore at February 12, 2018 03:56 PM (FTPVM)

243 OT but interesting (to me):

A distant Sharkman relative over a hundred years ago was a well-regarded Judge who served as Attorney for the US State Department and argued before The Hague several times.

His honor was insulted in the US Senate by a Senator from the South over something fairly minor, and a Senator from my relative's home state asked the insulting Senator to withdraw the comments. Insulter declined, and then tried to strangle the other Senator, who mildly continued to smoke his cigar after the gendarmes were called to pull the clown Senator off.

Ha! Fisticuffs in the US Senate over the honor of a Sharkman relative! I love history.

Oh, and my relative later wrote a lengthy defense of his actions in the matter that caused the insult, ending with:

"The affair is simply one of the spasmodic displays of asininity in which Senator X indulges at regular periods."

Posted by: Sharkman at February 12, 2018 03:56 PM (BfOXk)

244 TRUMP SABOTAGES OBAMA PORTRAITS WITH HELP FROM RUSSIANS!


/CNN

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 12, 2018 03:56 PM (oVJmc)

245 Hanity is reporting it was cornstarch.

Posted by: Exile at February 12, 2018 03:56 PM (Fikbq)

246 I think Trump's best asset is that he isn't intimidated or impressed by the glam of Washington, probably because he was exposed to so much glam before that. I think it would be hard to be unpersuaded by that over time.

If Ace's analysis is correct, Trump may have a weakness to keeping his reputation in a popular sense. Hopefully this doesn't lead to bad policy choices in the future.

Posted by: goodluckduck at February 12, 2018 03:57 PM (rwaEp)

247 225 GOP been trolling y'all from 1988-2015

took DJT to break the chain
Posted by: Rick in SK at February 12, 2018 03:54 PM (FZYNt)

But Stevie Nicks said they'd never break the chain!

Posted by: Insomniac at February 12, 2018 03:57 PM (NWiLs)

248 235. Seconded.
* imagines Fremen midwife holding the child up before the sietch: 'A Moron! A fighter for the cause!' *

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 12, 2018 03:57 PM (fA1SL)

249 https://www.hannity.com/media-room/trump-

family-targeted-trump-jr-s-wife-hospitalized-after-

opening-suspicious-letter/

Posted by: Exile at February 12, 2018 03:58 PM (Fikbq)

250 Wal Marts have been kept out of many blue cities. I hadn't been in one for nearly all my life

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 12, 2018 03:58 PM (n+6mJ)

251 212 Wow - no Walmarts - my etex town of 100,000 isn't that big, and we've got 4 Super-Walmarts, 4 or 5 grocery store Walmarts, and a Sam's Club. And the Super-Walmarts are all packed with people 24 hours a day.
Posted by: Tom Servo


????!!!???!???!???!!!!!

That blows my mind.

It's like we live in two completely different cultures/nations/eras.

Posted by: zombie at February 12, 2018 03:58 PM (42M22)

252 245 Hanity is reporting it was cornstarch.
Posted by: Exile at February 12, 2018 03:56 PM (Fikbq)



Whatever it was, it IS terrorism.

Posted by: buzzion at February 12, 2018 03:58 PM (lKs2v)

253 That portrait of Mooch hides her schloong pretty well, huh?

Posted by: Archer at February 12, 2018 03:58 PM (gbWkA)

254 But Stevie Nicks said they'd never break the chain!
Posted by: Insomniac


*snort*

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 12, 2018 03:58 PM (6FqZa)

255 Never EVER go to Walmart on EBT recharge day.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 12, 2018 03:58 PM (NWiLs)

256 Welcome to the Dark Side. May I interest you in some of these cookies what are baked here over in this side, the dark one.

They have chocolate.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 12, 2018 03:51 PM (6FqZa)



Thank you!

Om nom nom

Obligatory Alex and Liam do WalMart:

https://youtu.be/Gzj1OF7d9m4


The best parts to me are how the British guys see the endcap of the Arizona Iced Tea and say that's what you keep your petrol in and the Americans watching think hey that's a good price, I should grab like three to make it until Thursday and what are you doing having my blood pressure taken because you do that here.

Oh and how they start out mocking and end up stunned and amazed.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Totally the most innocentest. Hopping all around. at February 12, 2018 03:58 PM (mf5HN)

257 246 I think Trump's best asset is that he isn't intimidated or impressed by the glam of Washington, probably because he was exposed to so much glam before that. I think it would be hard to be unpersuaded by that over time.
----------------------
Given that every 'glam' pol was hitting Trump up for a donation prior to his presidency is probably why he views them as parasites.

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 12, 2018 03:58 PM (YV+SU)

258 "Back when NR used Disquis I had a long go with Jonah pointing out that Trump had become his white whale. It didn't work. Seems boys from West Manhattan know everything and are impossible to persuade. That, and I think he got a big donation from Zuckerburg."


Jonah still has a bit of that Manhattan snobbiness against blue collar guys from the outer boroughs and has said that Trump reminds him of the "bigoted doorman from Queens" that works at his fancy building.

Posted by: Benji Carver at February 12, 2018 03:58 PM (OD2ni)

259 I just read that entire article in The Nation linked in the sidebar without screaming "FUCK YOU, YOU FUCKING COMMIES!!"
***
I presume that the big money train that funds most of the left isn't going to the likes of the Nation any more. So they aren't as wedded to the party line.

Lefties used to love movies about the evil FBI/CIA/NSA destroying some reformist candidate that would change things up. Well..now it happened and most of the left is endorsing it.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 12, 2018 03:59 PM (Z8FFX)

260

So Sarah Palin is a weirdo too? Or does that only apply to Moore because he is a man?

Seriously. Stop letting the MSM and Marxists get on your head and define your world. Roy Moore was different but a fighter and MAGA. Would rather have that than another baby killing Marxist in DC.

Posted by: Patrick Bateman at February 12, 2018 03:59 PM (TA9CI)

261 Did anybody else notice that preezy cock curious's hands are as long as his forearms in the fine painting by a black artiste?

WTF is with that?

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at February 12, 2018 03:59 PM (3BFzK)

262 Ah, excuse me, are those Walmart brand dungarees?

Posted by: George Will at February 12, 2018 04:00 PM (2Mnv1)

263 Likely as not they will now make fun of Don jr's wife getting sick from corn starch.

Posted by: steevy at February 12, 2018 04:00 PM (LiyEm)

264 Lefties used to love movies about the evil FBI/CIA/NSA destroying some reformist candidate that would change things up. Well..now it happened and most of the left is endorsing it.



It's their CIA now.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at February 12, 2018 04:00 PM (QQ+il)

265 248 235. Seconded.
* imagines Fremen midwife holding the child up before the sietch: 'A Moron! A fighter for the cause!' *
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 12, 2018 03:57 PM (fA1SL)

*presses flat of crysknife over heart*

For Muad D'ib!

Posted by: Insomniac at February 12, 2018 04:00 PM (NWiLs)

266 Oh and how they start out mocking and end up stunned and amazed.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Totally the most innocentest. Hopping all around. at February 12, 2018 03:58 PM (mf5HN)


Kind of like those stories about Soviets or East Germans who visit a supermarket for the first time...

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 12, 2018 04:00 PM (Tnhbr)

267 168
So nice areas to live in SC? Would like to be inland. Not quite
Spartanburg. That is too far. Anything about an hour closer to ocean?

Posted by: Marcus T at February 12, 2018 03:46 PM (NLCi6)


I would look at one of the small towns close to where I-95 and I-26 intersect. Anything closer gets expensive,

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 12, 2018 04:00 PM (mpXpK)

268 Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 12, 2018 03:55 PM (6FqZa)

Thanks man!

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 12, 2018 03:55 PM (dKiJG)

My cousin and I have discussed the exact same thing. All these people who warned of leftism were willing to throw the country away for a generation or more, because they didn't like Trump on a personal level.

Which is a shame because he's good a progressive hunter and history.

Posted by: thathalfrican - barely posting cuz I'm cuttin' at February 12, 2018 04:01 PM (RYvf+)

269 I've been to good walmarts and bad walmarts. The one in Quakertown PA is usually very nice.

----

Come to the one in South Philly. I dare you. English might be the 4th language spoken in there.

I drive over the bridge to a Jersey Walmart. It's very clean, and the savings on the food items well outweighs the toll and gas.

Posted by: Fortunato at February 12, 2018 04:01 PM (Uj/qF)

270 I would be shocked to see a Walmart in the SF area.

I would be shocked to find ME in the SF area. How did I get here?

Posted by: eleven at February 12, 2018 04:01 PM (+lOpA)

271 OT - a call for help

I have a motorcycle with no key. To make a key I need to remove the ignition tumbler to cut the key. The tumbler is set into its housing with three rolled pins in a blind hole (no ability to tap out). Does anyone have a simple suggesting on removing blind hole roll pins?

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 12, 2018 04:02 PM (YV+SU)

272 If you don't have a Wal-Mart nearby, you're not missing much.

Their whole business model was rural towns that didn't have access. It seems like to me they were nicer stores back then. And always had a good selection of guns and ammo.

Now its more metro locations and their clientele is the free shirt army along with a lot of people from shit hole countries that shouldn't be here sprinkled with Jerry Springer type white trash (not lovable Rednecks).

Posted by: Maritime at February 12, 2018 04:02 PM (lKmt3)

273 24,601.27 +410.37 (+1.70%)

Posted by: At the Close at February 12, 2018 04:02 PM (QQ+il)

274 Thanks Vic. Really like Spartanburg. Greenville area. But some people want to be closer to coast -_-

Posted by: Marcus T at February 12, 2018 04:02 PM (NLCi6)

275 271 OT - a call for help

I have a motorcycle with no key. To make a key I need to remove the ignition tumbler to cut the key. The tumbler is set into its housing with three rolled pins in a blind hole (no ability to tap out). Does anyone have a simple suggesting on removing blind hole roll pins?
Posted by: Puddin Head at February 12, 2018 04:02 PM (YV+SU)

*lights up the Berserker signal*

Posted by: Insomniac at February 12, 2018 04:03 PM (NWiLs)

276 liberal part of the SF Bay Area.
...........

Oh give me a home where the buttfellows roam
Where the queers and the antifa play

Posted by: wth at February 12, 2018 04:03 PM (HgMAr)

277 260---Would rather have that than another baby killing Marxist in DC.
Posted by: Patrick Bateman at February 12, 2018 03:59 PM (TA9CI)
---------------------------
I suspect that all of the people here saying Moore was 'weird' would still have voted for him over the Dem without hesitation.
At least I hope so.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 12, 2018 04:03 PM (0jtPF)

278 I assume there must be Wal-Marts in CA, but wherever they may be around here, I don't go to those areas.

Posted by: zombie at February 12, 2018 03:51 PM (42M22)

Northbay, Southbay, 580/680 corridor?

You need to get out more....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 12, 2018 04:03 PM (wYseH)

279 I'm pretty sure that there's a Wal-Mart or two here in LA County. But I've never seen them.

Posted by: junior at February 12, 2018 04:03 PM (r2ZL+)

280 The tumbler is set into its housing with three rolled pins in a blind hole (no ability to tap out). Does anyone have a simple suggesting on removing blind hole roll pins?
Posted by: Puddin Head

I'll make you tap out

Posted by: Royce Gracie at February 12, 2018 04:04 PM (FZYNt)

281 Weird that the Walmart heirs are liberal Democrats and Trump , man of the people, would not let The People join any of his country clubs unless they have a six figure initiation fee.

Strange world.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 12, 2018 04:04 PM (wWJIH)

282 My nephew when in London went to a restaurant that has self service soda. My Brother and Nephew said it was funny watching the British patrons trying to use the soda machines. My brother said it was great because you don't have to keep asking for a fill up.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 12, 2018 04:04 PM (dKiJG)

283
I have tried shopping at NOT Walmart and I can't do it. Costs me too much money.

Although, I just checked the price on an eight terabyte USB hard drive and it is cheaper on Amazon. Probably a one terabyte drive would be large enough for what I want to do, but I've never before had any difficulty filling my hard drives with data, until recently when the multi-terabyte drives appeared on store shelves.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 12, 2018 04:04 PM (ECDXs)

284 All these people who warned of leftism were willing to throw the country away for a generation or more, because they didn't like Trump on a personal level.


I don't like Trump on a personal level. But then there are things like today when he says to the states "hey, if you're going to take 15 years to approve permits we're going to take our money back".

I like that, I approve of it. My lefty friends can't see past the distaste to just taking the issues as they are.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 12, 2018 04:04 PM (fuK7c)

285 At least I hope so.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 12, 2018 04:03 PM (0jtPF)

Dead girl or live boy...I wouldn't have cared. He would have gotten my vote.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 12, 2018 04:04 PM (wYseH)

286 Kind of like those stories about Soviets or East Germans who visit a supermarket for the first time...
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 12, 2018 04:00 PM (Tnhbr)



I'm trying to remember where I read it but there was a story from a defector about how he and the group he was with were on a bus driving from the airport into DC and the KGB guy was lecturing them about how downtrodden everyone was and all he and the rest of the group noticed was that they were passing miles and miles and miles of houses and that everyone had their own car.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Totally the most innocentest. Hopping all around. at February 12, 2018 04:04 PM (mf5HN)

287 Our media is a joke. The only questions so far at the daily presser have been about Porter because there is nothing else going on in the world.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2018 03:55 PM


Oh, come on. We both would have predicted that before-hand.

In the same way it's predictable for a former school teacher to want to cut her ex-husband off at the knees ( and a foot higher ) for dating Hope Hicks.

Hell hath no fury...

btw: Question for you. Black eyes and scuba diving? I vaguely recall a connection, but you would know.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 12, 2018 04:05 PM (2FqvZ)

288 Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 12, 2018 04:03 PM (0jtPF)

At least 400,000 Trump voters stayed home.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 12, 2018 04:05 PM (wWJIH)

289 The FNM is writing articles about how being cuckolded is good for you and that having grown men in the women's room is a good thing.

We had a rapist as a President in the 90s, and just had a bisexual one just leave office.

We have a House member who think islands can tip over and a vice president that thinks jobs is a three letter word.

And Roy Moore is weird?

Posted by: 18-1 at February 12, 2018 04:05 PM (Z8FFX)

290 244 TRUMP SABOTAGES OBAMA PORTRAITS WITH HELP FROM RUSSIANS!


/CNN
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 12, 2018 03:56 PM (oVJmc)

We wholeheartedly endorse Mr.Kehinde Wiley as the national police sketch artist

Posted by: The union of black fugitives at February 12, 2018 04:05 PM (VWsDy)

291
I'm pretty sure that there's a Wal-Mart or two here in LA County. But I've never seen them.
Posted by: junior at February 12, 2018 04:03 PM (r2ZL+)


There's one in Newhall

Posted by: Deploraqble Male Logic at February 12, 2018 04:05 PM (lKyWE)

292 >>Now its more metro locations and their clientele is the free shirt army along with a lot of people from shit hole countries that shouldn't be here sprinkled with Jerry Springer type white trash (not lovable Rednecks)

Mine is right next to a Navy base. You can't see most of the customers because their wearing that blue camo so they look like waves.

Walmart is great for buying certain staple products, it was never intended to be an upscale trendy store.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2018 04:05 PM (/tuJf)

293 and Trump , man of the people, would not let The People join any of his country clubs unless they have a six figure initiation fee.


??? He probably wouldn't let them stay at his hotel unless they paid either.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at February 12, 2018 04:05 PM (QQ+il)

294 I would think that if you are sending someone a substance that is intended to look like ricin or some other poisonous substance that should be considered a criminal offense. You8 are trying to terrorize them.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 12, 2018 04:06 PM (8+Ozj)

295 We should be building bridges, not Wallmarts!

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 12, 2018 04:06 PM (/qEW2)

296 "Back when NR used Disquis I had a long go with Jonah pointing out that Trump had become his white whale. It didn't work. Seems boys from West Manhattan know everything and are impossible to persuade. That, and I think he got a big donation from Zuckerburg.
Posted by: Puddin Head "


That was a cool feature and it sucks they got rid of it. I had a friendly back and forth with Charles Cooke once. He's a prettty witty guy.

Posted by: Benji Carver at February 12, 2018 04:06 PM (OD2ni)

297 this is the thing, the N Trumpers purported to embrace the same ideals as us. They amazing wrote article after article about Taxes, Political actors malfeasance, Hillary- corruption, constant open borders where 'children tatted up' leaving their wives and children behind to face war on their own..
they recognised all this THEN. in fact they were presumably 'withus' on nixing Obamacare , at least the dunning for money to help them fights stated so.

so when we say ENOUGH, We vote 1 a guy that argues the same arguments but Isn't a known Liar already as our 'betters' were We believed this.. (well we can't do worse so lets try this to get their attention, we're not just there to be promised they care' take money and laugh at us)

So what did they do? Lied, they knew Hillarys Corruption, They Knew Obamas corruption, The Knew why We were angry and Gave us the finger.

and we did so back..
their problem. not walmart rubes. Theirs.

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2018 04:07 PM (Z8j2x)

298 I actually spent about a week in the USSR in 1988. We had sold the machine I designed at Producttronica to the sovs and went to help install.

1. The "hotel" was for foreigners and was shit. Like a crack whore hourly motel in Detroit.
2. The food was terrible in the "hotel."
3. Lots of food stores (bread, vegetables, meat,...) all of them were pretty big and had brown butcher wrap with what they sold. All of them were empty of said sellable thing.
4. The people were in line to get what little showed up at the "stores" and "stores" were sold out by 20 minutes after opening. Staff stayed and cleaned.
5. The guys helping us install the machine had clear glass bottles with clear liquid. I was hot as hell in the factory and thought it was water. Wrong! Took huge swig of terrible vodka, Valurite would have been top shelf.
6. The night before we left all of our tools disappeared. This was just cost of doing business.

The USSR was nothing like our all knowing and pro-American media said ti was.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at February 12, 2018 04:07 PM (3BFzK)

299 At least 400,000 Trump voters stayed home.


Which was fairly typical for a special election. The Democrats allegedly turned out 92% of their presidential voters. That is what's unheard of.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at February 12, 2018 04:07 PM (QQ+il)

300 286. I knew folks from the USSR who took years to adjust to the idea of wealth and prosperity.
Had a co-worker once from Sudan. He talked as if he'd found out he was heir to the Hughes' fortune and had won the powerball. He was a doorman and lived in the worst part of town, and was amazed at his good fortune.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 12, 2018 04:07 PM (fA1SL)

301 polynikes Old man rambles incoherently on internet.

Posted by: Holier than Thou Asshole Bot at February 12, 2018 04:07 PM (SkuXa)

302 >>I suspect that all of the people here saying Moore was 'weird' would still have voted for him over the Dem without hesitation.
At least I hope so.

I would have. But let's be honest, he has not exactly been an electoral juggernaut in his career. And that's in Alabama.

I would have voted for him but he is kind of a weird dude.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2018 04:07 PM (/tuJf)

303 I'll have you know that Walmart slacks are great, cheap, and don't rumple.

Posted by: JAS at February 12, 2018 04:08 PM (7JbXq)

304
271 OT - a call for help

I have a motorcycle with no key.

Have you checked the bike for the key code? Dealer may get you one with the VIN #


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLnWoISd5U8

Posted by: Under Fire at February 12, 2018 04:08 PM (r9UYA)

305 298. You had a blyatiful time in Slavistan.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 12, 2018 04:08 PM (fA1SL)

306 VDH has first hand dealings with the third world invading his beautiful vineyard home. They dump and he cleans it up ... and they collect benefits while operating an gray market economy on the side of the road, bringing in their whole family.

I love my $12 jeans from WalMart ... maybe the $29 ones would show off my fine arse a little better, idk. Or the $200 jeans that are pre torn and acid washed with a designer name stitched in ... would get me respect with the NeverTrumpers ... heh.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 12, 2018 04:08 PM (bT8Z4)

307 My cousin and I have discussed the exact same thing. All these people who warned of leftism were willing to throw the country away for a generation or more, because they didn't like Trump on a personal level.

Which is a shame because he's good a progressive hunter and history.
Posted by: thathalfrican - barely posting cuz I'm cuttin' at February 12, 2018 04:01 PM (RYvf+)

Best way to explain Trump is that he's the sunglasses as in THEY LIVE, as you as you put them you see the truth.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 12, 2018 04:09 PM (dKiJG)

308 300 286. I knew folks from the USSR who took years to adjust to the idea of wealth and prosperity.
Had a co-worker once from Sudan. He talked as if he'd found out he was heir to the Hughes' fortune and had won the powerball. He was a doorman and lived in the worst part of town, and was amazed at his good fortune.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 12, 2018 04:07 PM (fA1SL)

It's really easy to forget how good we have it.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 12, 2018 04:09 PM (NWiLs)

309 Which was fairly typical for a special election. The Democrats allegedly turned out 92% of their presidential voters. That is what's unheard of.
***
I remember the news media caught a few people saying that had come from out of state to vote for the Dem.

Did the State AG prosecute any of them?

Posted by: 18-1 at February 12, 2018 04:09 PM (Z8FFX)

310 The Trump Catharsis.

That was one of Ludlum's better ones

Posted by: blaster at February 12, 2018 04:09 PM (GjigR)

311

Walmart?

What's that?

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 12, 2018 04:09 PM (mPeei)

312 Walmart stores used to be only in small semi rural areas before the advent of the superstores with a grocery inside.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 12, 2018 04:09 PM (IqV8l)

313 This explains why Mooch chose the "artist" she selected for her portrait.

Among this "artist's" previous work, is a painting of an angry black woman holding a knife in one hand, and the blonde pony-tailed severed head of a white girl in the other.

So, there ya go. (Heard it on the radio several minutes ago.)

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2018 04:09 PM (ptqGC)

314 229 What did she say?

It's been awhile, obviously, but, iirc, don't think Mama Bush liked the little ppl needing a hug or a kind word. Only there bc of W and, I think, elder Bush, too, who always knew the value of political pretense.

Posted by: Ever at February 12, 2018 04:09 PM (OLS0m)

315 "Trump , man of the people, would not let The People join any of his country clubs unless they have a six figure initiation fee.

Strange world."


Don't see the problem with that. I you are rich and like to golf, it makes sense to join an exclusive club that is not crowded and you can get on the course pretty much whenever you want. There are other courses for people with different expectations.

Posted by: Benji Carver at February 12, 2018 04:09 PM (OD2ni)

316 I'm trying to remember where I read it but there was a story from a defector about how he and the group he was with were on a bus driving from the airport into DC and the KGB guy was lecturing them about how downtrodden everyone was and all he and the rest of the group noticed was that they were passing miles and miles and miles of houses and that everyone had their own car.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Totally the most innocentest. Hopping all around. at February 12, 2018 04:04 PM (mf5HN)



"The Americans force their poor and elderly to eat dog food."

"Wait... they're so rich that they have food specially made for their pets?"

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 12, 2018 04:10 PM (Tnhbr)

317 274
Thanks Vic. Really like Spartanburg. Greenville area. But some people want to be closer to coast -_-

Posted by: Marcus T at February 12, 2018 04:02 PM (NLCi6)

The Spartanburg-Greenville area is pricey too. Too close to Charlotte.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 12, 2018 04:10 PM (mpXpK)

318 Let's see. I voted for McCain, Romney and asshole Tillis. Would I have voted for Moore? Yes. Is he a weirdo? Yes. Would people not me who are on the fence vote for him? Apparently no.

Posted by: NCKate at February 12, 2018 04:10 PM (MM8mf)

319 278 I assume there must be Wal-Marts in CA, but wherever they may be around here, I don't go to those areas.

Posted by: zombie at February 12, 2018 03:51 PM (42M22)

Northbay, Southbay, 580/680 corridor?

You need to get out more....
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


Out of curiosity, I just googled to see where the Walmarts are in the SF Bay Area. There are indeed a few of them, mostly in big shopping centers in industrial/business regions of the East Bay and South Bay. The kinds of neighborhoods/areas I've never visited.

Keep in mind, thing one, I don't drive or have a car. From what I can grasp, it seems that Walmarts are placed almost exclusively in areas accessible for car-drivers only. I think that explains a lot of it (my non-interaction with the Walmart-verse). If I want something, I'll usually go to some funky doodad outlet where the proprietor only speaks Cantonese and nothing has a price tag, but most things are 99˘ or less anyway.

Posted by: zombie at February 12, 2018 04:10 PM (42M22)

320 I didn't used to like Trump but saw early that he'd win and be an effective tool. I've since come to respect him for being a tireless fighter who's put up with no end of personal shit. It's beyond the ego gratification of being President

So is Ace all in on Trump finally or is he just once again being a Deplorable for a day?

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 12, 2018 04:10 PM (n+6mJ)

321 99˘ = 99 cents

Posted by: zombie at February 12, 2018 04:10 PM (42M22)

322 I have a motorcycle with no key. To make a key I
need to remove the ignition tumbler to cut the key. The tumbler is set
into its housing with three rolled pins in a blind hole (no ability to
tap out). Does anyone have a simple suggesting on removing blind hole
roll pins?

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 12, 2018 04:02 PM (YV+SU)

This might be a very good instance of a situation where calling in a mobile locksmith might be the most prudent action.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2018 04:10 PM (Dbv1R)

323 In the case of Moore, Mo Brooks or Strange would have wiped the floor with Doug Jones. They may not have been stalwart Trumpers but they would have been a thousand times better than Jones.

But the main point is, whenever the cry to "primary" GOP incumbents comes up, you better make sure you vet the shit out of the challenger.

Posted by: Fortunato at February 12, 2018 04:11 PM (Uj/qF)

324 Posted by: Grump928(c) at February 12, 2018 04:05 PM (QQ+il)

So exclusive country clubs are not a thing anymore to identify the elite? I will have to tell all those country club Republicans to stand down.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 12, 2018 04:11 PM (wWJIH)

325 279 I'm pretty sure that there's a Wal-Mart or two here in LA County. But I've never seen them.
Posted by: junior


THANK YOU! I've not alone.

Posted by: zombie at February 12, 2018 04:11 PM (42M22)

326 I've = I'm

Posted by: zombie at February 12, 2018 04:11 PM (42M22)

327 This might be a very good instance of a situation where calling in a mobile locksmith might be the most prudent action.


Or straight wire it with a hidden toggle switch.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at February 12, 2018 04:11 PM (QQ+il)

328 Problem with the disparagement of the 47% quote is that he was *right*. There is (or *was*) a solid chunk who would vote Democrat even if the candidate were found in bed with a live boy or a dead girl. And HRC got... more than 47%.

It's typically been about 6-10% in the middle that swings presidential elections. Denial of that is Pollyannaish, at best.

Posted by: GWB at February 12, 2018 04:12 PM (bPZSS)

329
"Trump , man of the people, would not let The People join any of his country clubs unless they have a six figure initiation fee.


You know what the call a country club that lets in people who can't pay large iniation fees? A public course.

Posted by: Deploraqble Male Logic at February 12, 2018 04:12 PM (lKyWE)

330 "But the main point is, whenever the cry to "primary" GOP incumbents comes up, you better make sure you vet the shit out of the challenger.
Posted by: Fortunato"


Yes. See Nehlen, Paul.

Posted by: Benji Carver at February 12, 2018 04:12 PM (OD2ni)

331 19 It was Mitt Romney who said he could not work with 47 percent of the population and wrote them off as hopelessly lost voters.

Wait, what? Romney's 47% remark wasn't about deplorables so much as a significant block of Democrat voters who see any Republican as someone who is going to derail the gravy train.
Posted by: bonhomme at February 12, 2018 03:21 PM (iv0p7)


This. The author significantly sharpened Romney's statement. IIRC, the import of his comment was that lowering taxes, etc. wouldn't have much appeal to the 47% of the population who didn't pay taxes.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2018 04:12 PM (MjCfq)

332 So exclusive country clubs are not a thing anymore to identify the elite?


They identify the rich.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at February 12, 2018 04:12 PM (QQ+il)

333 I would have voted for Moore cuz he reminds me of the dude that shot Captain America in Easy Rider. Never did find out if he capped Dennis Hopper.

Easy Rider was an awful, boring movie.

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 12, 2018 04:12 PM (YV+SU)

334 313
This explains why Mooch chose the "artist" she selected for her portrait.

Among
this "artist's" previous work, is a painting of an angry black woman
holding a knife in one hand, and the blonde pony-tailed severed head of a
white girl in the other.

So, there ya go. (Heard it on the radio several minutes ago.)


Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2018 04:09 PM (ptqGC)


So how long before Michelle's head winds up Photoshop into the other painting. Cause that is the one she really wanted.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at February 12, 2018 04:12 PM (ymnmz)

335 Walmart?



What's that?



*hic*





Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 12, 2018 04:09 PM (mPeei)


You served on their board.

Posted by: Bert G aka Country Singer at February 12, 2018 04:12 PM (uiwCw)

336 By American standards, even "poor" Americans the rest of the world is dirt poor. And that includes most of Europe.

It is amazing talking to European middle/working class people that get over here. They can't believe how rich their peers in the US are compared to them.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 12, 2018 04:12 PM (Z8FFX)

337 i actually don't know if Moore is weird or not as i can no longer never believe a thing our media states.

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2018 04:13 PM (Z8j2x)

338 It seems the NYTimes needs a refresh on the Speech or Debate Clause of the United States Constitution (Article I, Section 6, Clause 1)

Posted by: undocumented illegal SMOD at February 12, 2018 04:13 PM (e8kgV)

339 Which was fairly typical for a special election. The Democrats allegedly turned out 92% of their presidential voters. That is what's unheard of.

____________

That's what worries me about the upcoming midterms. You see all of these special elections and the Democrats are turning people out like crazy and we're not.

Sure you can explain some of it with individual candidates like Roy Moore, but even people like Governor Scott Walker have said the GOP better wake up and figure out a ground game as he saw a pretty "safe" Republican seat get flipped in his state.

Posted by: Maritime at February 12, 2018 04:13 PM (lKmt3)

340 At least that 30 year old consent order has expired as of 2/1/1/2018 that the republicans signed preventing them from investigating Voter fraud and irregularities.

Hope those faggits find their balls in the coming elections.

Posted by: Patrick Bateman at February 12, 2018 04:14 PM (TA9CI)

341 Does Jonah rag on Trump for "lowering the discourse"? I really hope not, because that would be hypocritical for someone who used to feature women's prison movies, and the debt his ads makes in his couch in his columns.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at February 12, 2018 04:14 PM (cmtKu)

342 327 This might be a very good instance of a situation where calling in a mobile locksmith might be the most prudent action.


Or straight wire it with a hidden toggle switch.
----------------------------
It's a Kawasaki Concourse. It has a bunch of locks - gas can in particular.

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 12, 2018 04:14 PM (YV+SU)

343 I once found cheaper jeans then Walmart jeans. I was at a Menards looking for light fixtures and flooring and there was a rack of jeans in the middle of an isle for $11 a pair. I bought a pair and they still wear fine and have not fallen apart. I call that a win.

Posted by: Drew in MO at February 12, 2018 04:14 PM (cGlgB)

344 Country clubs have always been for people who are stupid rich. Golf courses are really fucking expensive to maintain too. There's a reason why the private courses look so much better than the public courses.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 12, 2018 04:14 PM (NWiLs)

345 My BiL bought me some "George" slacks at Walmart. I like them so much (in fact, wearing them now) that I bought another, but with the elastic waistband.

Posted by: JAS at February 12, 2018 04:14 PM (7JbXq)

346 299----Which was fairly typical for a special election. The Democrats allegedly turned out 92% of their presidential voters. That is what's unheard of.
Posted by: Grump928(c) at February 12, 2018 04:07 PM (QQ+il)
------------------------------
That's what scares me about the midterms.
They seem so much more motivated.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 12, 2018 04:14 PM (0jtPF)

347 18 Are there still railway hobos?I would think that breed is extinct...
Posted by: steevy at February 12, 2018 03:21 PM (LiyEm)


Made so partly by all the Amtrak crashes. The ones left have taken up hitchhiking in Detroit and Baltimore, as it's safer.

Posted by: GWB at February 12, 2018 04:14 PM (bPZSS)

348 Mooch's "artist" also did a painting of St. Trayvon with his head on a platter.

She's all about racial grievance. Perfect for angry Mooch.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2018 04:15 PM (ptqGC)

349 i actually don't know if Moore is weird or not as i can no longer never believe a thing our media states.


Such a sexual deviant that he's been married to his first wife for 33 years.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at February 12, 2018 04:15 PM (QQ+il)

350 when i lived in SF i shopped at the mom/pop stores. there was a safeway too, but i never shopped there.

Posted by: concrete girl at February 12, 2018 04:16 PM (Gz24F)

351 344. 'Biggest waste of real estate there is - golf courses and cemeteries.' - Al Czervik

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 12, 2018 04:16 PM (fA1SL)

352 Grump, nevertheless we are told he is much like Their beloved Polanski.

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2018 04:16 PM (Z8j2x)

353 313 This explains why Mooch chose the "artist" she selected for her portrait.

Among this "artist's" previous work, is a painting of an angry black woman holding a knife in one hand, and the blonde pony-tailed severed head of a white girl in the other.

So, there ya go. (Heard it on the radio several minutes ago.)
Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2018 04:09 PM (ptqGC)


It's just one more way for the Obamas to give us the finger.

Posted by: rickl at February 12, 2018 04:16 PM (xjiRE)

354 Senate to hold rare open debate on immigration with an empty bill; Whoever can fill the bill with 60 votes WINS!
-rightscoop

Surrender caucus at it again.

Posted by: Under Fire at February 12, 2018 04:16 PM (r9UYA)

355 (but without the beloved part)

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2018 04:16 PM (Z8j2x)

356
Among
this "artist's" previous work, is a painting of an angry black woman
holding a knife in one hand, and the blonde pony-tailed severed head of a
white girl in the other.


She did a bust of Shoeonhead

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 12, 2018 04:16 PM (IqV8l)

357 nood conspiracy theories

Posted by: Methos at February 12, 2018 04:16 PM (XQvuQ)

358 If you get the chance watch GOD GREW TIRED OF US, it's a Sudanese boys who escaped the civil war and come to the US , them visiting a grocery store for first time was eye opening. Them seeing all that food for the first time and getting a Donut. We have it so lucky.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 12, 2018 04:17 PM (dKiJG)

359 It is amazing talking to European middle/working class people that get over here. They can't believe how rich their peers in the US are compared to them.
------------------------
We don't have a VAT Tax. Noticed my Ukrainian translator wore the same shirt for five days. Then I priced basic clothing in Ukraine and realized why. Australia does this too. Tons of Brits vacation in Florida and come with three bags - two empty. They get tans and buy clothes. Then return and sell half of the cloths to subsidize their vacation.

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 12, 2018 04:17 PM (YV+SU)

360 Spartanburg as a shitload of high-paying high-tech jobs.

Posted by: JAS at February 12, 2018 04:17 PM (7JbXq)

361 VDH has more than had it with the NeverTrumpers and that is becoming ever more obvious.



Also, sorry, I no longer believe that George W. Bush is a good man without malice.


If the E in GOPe stood for execution of the things we elected them to do vs. elite in their own sneerage neither Clinton nor Obama would have happened and Trump wouldn't be the minimum necessary dethronement.

Posted by: DaveA at February 12, 2018 04:17 PM (FhXTo)

362 Europeans get the taxed shit out of them, when 50% of your pay goes to heath care and legal immigrant Muzzies apartments you don't have much left.

Posted by: Skip at February 12, 2018 04:17 PM (aC6Sd)

363 Senate to hold rare open debate on immigration with an empty bill; Whoever can fill the bill with 60 votes WINS!
-rightscoop

Surrender caucus at it again.




So again I ask, what is our best course when the Republicans, rightly, lose the House? More ammo?

Posted by: Grump928(c) at February 12, 2018 04:18 PM (QQ+il)

364 Posted by: Benji Carver at February 12, 2018 04:12 PM (OD2ni)


God what a hateful piece of shit he turned out to be. Truth be told I knew nothing about him until Kurt Schlicter retweeted John Cardillo - mocking Nehlen- and Nehlen himself.

Posted by: thathalfrican - barely posting cuz I'm cuttin' at February 12, 2018 04:18 PM (RYvf+)

365 Just like taking several pairs of Levis Jeans to the Soviet Union to sell on the black market back in the 70s. Good as gold.

Posted by: JAS at February 12, 2018 04:18 PM (7JbXq)

366 I'm deplorable and I luvs me some Wal-mart, Cheap clothes, cheap ammo, cheap food. Hell I even worked there when I needed a job. I 'm fully on board with president Trump. I voted for him with no reservations because we absolutely positively could not have that Clinton bitch in the WH.

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at February 12, 2018 04:19 PM (0OmEj)

367 and Trump wouldn't be the minimum necessary dethronement.

Posted by: DaveA at February 12, 2018 04:17 PM (FhXTo)



That is what I think the far too many in the GOP still do not comprehend. Trump is the opening bid in holding the GOP accountable, not the ultimate end.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Totally the most innocentest. Hopping all around. at February 12, 2018 04:19 PM (mf5HN)

368 NOOD, Again!

Posted by: SteveOReno at February 12, 2018 04:19 PM (2sCft)

369 365 Just like taking several pairs of Levis Jeans to the Soviet Union to sell on the black market back in the 70s. Good as gold.
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Those were real Levi's then. Today's Levi's suck.

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 12, 2018 04:20 PM (YV+SU)

370 Are we having golf club wars?

Anyone can play golf. We have municipal golf courses. Depending on the municipality they can be well-maintained or ratty. In my area there's a ratty 9-hole that you can play for about $12. There's an 18 hole muni that costs about $43 which is a wonderful layout and well groomed, but the pace of play is slow because it's crowded.

So, yeah, there are private clubs. Better gooming, limited access, of course it costs more. I've never been in that bracket, but I've been invited in plenty of times.

You get a men's grill where they don't even allow girl waiters. You may find caddies who will hook you up with reefer. When you take off your golf shoes in the locker room someone cleans them without you having asked.

If you want to play 36 holes that day the starter will make sure that you get on conveniently after a couple of gin and tonics and some seared ahi tuna in between.

It's a world set up to make a perfect golf experience for people who love golf and can afford it. Of course there's an iniation fee, and annual dues, and a monthly spending requirement. That's how the ecosystem works.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 12, 2018 04:20 PM (fuK7c)

371 Wonder if Kristol will joke about the powder like he joked about the train crash.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 12, 2018 04:20 PM (/qEW2)

372 Walmart was a different place when the old man was alive/running it. The kids are golden-spooners, and there is not enough money in the world to keep them happy.

Posted by: Burger Chef at February 12, 2018 04:20 PM (RuIsu)

373 Or straight wire it with a hidden toggle switch.
Posted by: Grump928(c) at February 12, 2018 04:11 PM (QQ+il)

If you have a little ambition, you can disconnect the horn and rewire to that button. As a momentary switch, you'd depress that one and then hit the start. Easy peasy.

Unless you really need a horn. By time I need one, I'm too busy swerving, downshifting and braking to think to use it.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 12, 2018 04:21 PM (z79tQ)

374 Puddin Head, first thing I'd try is getting ahold of a dealer and see if they can get a key for ya from the factory using make, model and serial#.

If not, you're probably going to have to drill em out.
Plan on spending $ on really good bits if so.

A really good locksmith might be able to impression a key.
That would have been my first route back in my locksmithing days.

Posted by: CFR at February 12, 2018 04:21 PM (jUilJ)

375 I went on a business trip to Darmstadt Germany. Gasoline is (guesstimating here) $6 per gallon, after converting liters into gallons and euros into dollars. Private cars, don't you know, are a luxury. Mass transit is for "Das Volk."

Funny. I think I was the only person to actually buy a ticket for the light rail. No conductor ever came through the cabin to check for tickets.

Posted by: JAS at February 12, 2018 04:21 PM (7JbXq)

376 Seeing the Erik Erickson socks reminds me. I was at the first one of those Red State gatherings he did. Not a huge turnout attendance-wise. But the speakers who were there, who also hung out to talk to us afterwards included Toomey, Cruz, Rubio, and Haley. Joel Pollack was also there hawking his book (but not speaking).

In retrospect, Cruz and Haley came across as genuine and true believers. Toomey and Rubio came across as good politicians. In fairness to Toomey though, I had talked to him before socially for a few hours and he had a lot of battle scars from that debacle trying to primary that party flipping jerk who gave the Dems the 60 votes they needed for Obamacare.

Posted by: Dave_in_Fla at February 12, 2018 04:21 PM (8RnJ/)

377 277 260---Would rather have that than another baby killing Marxist in DC.
Posted by: Patrick Bateman at February 12, 2018 03:59 PM (TA9CI)
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I suspect that all of the people here saying Moore was 'weird' would still have voted for him over the Dem without hesitation.
At least I hope so.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 12, 2018 04:03 PM (0jtPF)



I don't know about that. Considering that a few people here kept acting like Moore was trolling high schools in van the week before the election.

Posted by: buzzion at February 12, 2018 04:21 PM (lKs2v)

378 That's how the ecosystem works.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 12, 2018 04:20 PM (fuK7c)

You are correct sir!

Posted by: MAC SOG and nothing will happen at February 12, 2018 04:22 PM (czkHE)

379 Nix on that last one. It'd be just a touch more complicated.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 12, 2018 04:23 PM (z79tQ)

380 I don't give a damn if a billionaire has a yacht or belongs to a fancy golf club with a million-dollar entrance fee.

What I don't like is rich, coddled, protected people lecturing the rest of us about how WE should give up everything for the poor, for the earth, for the borderless utopia, etc.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 12, 2018 04:24 PM (0jtPF)

381 97 They view us as unruly subjects, not fellow citizens.
Posted by: Grump928(c) at February 12, 2018 03:34 PM (QQ+il)


*BINGO!*

Posted by: GWB at February 12, 2018 04:24 PM (bPZSS)

382 Ain't nobody better than me. The may be better as some stuff than I am, but they ain't nobody better that me. Even If I AM a Redneck-American

Posted by: Eromero at February 12, 2018 04:25 PM (zLDYs)

383 LOL I was a member of a Country Club it was really nice then they switched management companies and it started going down hill. It was built because Les Wexner was a Jew and couldn't join some of the more prestigious ones in Columbus. That's what I heard any way. I love that they had a men's and women's bars Guys after golf would hide from their wife's and they would have to call in to see if they were in. Me and my brother would drink and play pool.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 12, 2018 04:25 PM (dKiJG)

384 Its creed was not really, as advertised, the ethics of "losing nobly is better than winning ugly," but rather the snobbery of "losing a cultural image is worse than winning a political agenda." Put more bluntly, it is better to put up with a socialist with a "perfectly creased pant" than a prairie-fire conservative in rumpled Walmart slacks.

The mini-me Emperor's With New Clothes Take Your Pick*

Hermes
H. Huntsman and Sons
House of Bijan
Loro Piana
Dolce & Gabbana
Stefano Ricci
Zegna
Tom Ford
Brioni
Ravazzolo
Hugo Boss

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 12, 2018 04:26 PM (fceHP)

385
You served on their board.

Posted by: Bert G aka Country Singer
______________

Is that like,, a plank?

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 12, 2018 04:26 PM (mPeei)

386 Went to the one in Plano TX today.....hijabs as far as the eye could see.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February
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Home of the Make Texas Blue outfit.
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The only difference between Walmart and Target is style...........and price............and variety of merchandise.

Posted by: gNewt-Always Late at February 12, 2018 04:27 PM (m/vQu)

387 My Rustler jeans are designer Rustler jeans. I wouldn't be caught dead in that off-the-rack shit.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 12, 2018 04:28 PM (398bZ)

388 The Duluth Trading cotton jeans I have on now are sorta rumpled. Don't know what the heck Dubya was thinking in Dubai. He held off on Obama--but takes a shot at Trump. What happened to one of the classier guys ever to be President.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at February 12, 2018 04:29 PM (Sda6L)

389 Keep in mind, thing one, I don't drive or have a car. From what I can grasp, it seems that Walmarts are placed almost exclusively in areas accessible for car-drivers only.

Price of real estate.

Plus the antipathy of hard left regions to having Wal-Mart, even if Wal-Mart was prepared to cough up for the pricey real estate.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2018 04:30 PM (MjCfq)

390 Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 12, 2018 04:20 PM (fuK7c)M

I thought my point was quite simple. That is the eco client world Trump lives in. The Walmart kids clients live in the other world. Their political perception of them is just opposite. Thats all I was saying .

But of course everything that is not praise of Trump is considered an insult.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 12, 2018 04:30 PM (wWJIH)

391 The only difference between Walmart and Target is style...........and price............and variety of merchandise.
Posted by: gNewt-Always Late at February 12, 2018 04:27 PM (m/vQu)


And the demography of who uses which bathroom.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2018 04:30 PM (MjCfq)

392 Posted by: Comanche Voter at February 12, 2018 04:29 PM (Sda6L)

I will keep asking since no one answers. What shot did he take at Trump?

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 12, 2018 04:31 PM (wWJIH)

393 Trump is the opening bid in holding the GOP accountable,

We the Moron Horde see your bid and raise AtC.

*** pauses, adjusts jack ***

Raise AtC.

Posted by: DaveA at February 12, 2018 04:32 PM (FhXTo)

394 380 I don't give a damn if a billionaire has a yacht or belongs to a fancy golf club with a million-dollar entrance fee.

What I don't like is rich, coddled, protected people lecturing the rest of us about how WE should give up everything for the poor, for the earth, for the borderless utopia, etc.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 12, 2018 04:24 PM (0jtPF)


This.

Or how we should embrace ex-cons and "give them another chance" bleated by someone living in a gated community.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2018 04:32 PM (MjCfq)

395
I thought my point was quite simple. That is the eco client world Trump lives in. The Walmart kids clients live in the other world. Their political perception of them is just opposite. Thats all I was saying .

But of course everything that is not praise of Trump is considered an insult.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth




Point taken. I read it differently, but this is all ascii.

Fwiw, I'm not on the "not in praise of Trump is an insult team". I've made it pretty clear that I hate Trump, I have a vested interest in hating him because I've been at it for 35 years, but when he does good things I say "hey, that's a good thing".

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 12, 2018 04:34 PM (fuK7c)

396 336 By American standards, even "poor" Americans the rest of the world is dirt poor. And that includes most of Europe.

It is amazing talking to European middle/working class people that get over here. They can't believe how rich their peers in the US are compared to them.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 12, 2018 04:12 PM (Z8FFX)

Our poor people are obese, drive cars and have big screen tvs.

Not poor.

Posted by: tcn in AK at February 12, 2018 04:41 PM (7UW64)

397 Aiken ain't bad.
Posted by: Bert G aka Country Singer at February 12, 2018 03:55 PM (uiwCw)


No, he was a bad candidate, too.
Wait, what?

Posted by: GWB at February 12, 2018 04:45 PM (bPZSS)

398 I wear the Faded Glory jeans, $12 or something through mail. Better quality than the Levis that cost $50.

Posted by: The Jackhole Somewhere on Ventura Highway at February 12, 2018 04:48 PM (M+Lyo)

399 Less style and more technique as we used to say

Posted by: The Jackhole Somewhere on Ventura Highway at February 12, 2018 04:50 PM (M+Lyo)

400 I'm going to coin LGoP's 12th Commandment for Republicans (with deference to Reagan's 11th):


If you're not going to help the cause, then Shut the Fuck Up!


And I'm looking at you GWB. What a disappointment that man has become.

Posted by: LGoPs at February 12, 2018 06:07 PM (UThOJ)

401 How long will Stanford U put up with VDH is a better Q. They can pull that chair right out from under him and give it to Jerry Brown because h8terz never win.

Posted by: torabora at February 12, 2018 07:29 PM (K0z2U)

402 Anyone points a whithering glare at me, I'll whence that mofo, bigly.

Posted by: Byzantine_General at February 12, 2018 08:52 PM (lnK2O)

403 Bob Michel Republicans. Happy to get scraps from their betters. Forever.

Posted by: Joe Mack at February 12, 2018 09:21 PM (30Hwk)

404 'The point is not that Strzok and Page are hyperpartisans, but that they are comfortable with candidates who foremost reflect their cultural tastes and proper cursus honorum"

Not to take away from Dr. Hanson's larger cultural point, but Strzok and Page had another burden to meet. I don't care if they were biased, only that they keep their biases separate from their law enforcement work. They thought the two things were identical.

But the fish rots from the top. They were only carrying out the corrupt vision of their leaders.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at February 12, 2018 10:18 PM (Ndje9)

405 The two parties are Randolph and Mortimer Duke,
making $1 bets between them over how they can ruin the lives of us, the
little people.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 12, 2018 03:22 PM (oVJmc)



I totally have to steal that. Will credit you when I do, thanks!!!!

Posted by: NC Ref at February 13, 2018 12:00 AM (pAx+1)

406 Wow. He's really wrong on this one. Mitt Romney said 47% wouldn't vote for him because they get paid off by Democrats, not that he wouldn't work with or for them.

I think he might be right about a few people, but mostly VDH is right up there with the elites who don't get most of America... after all he's still living in communist California. How sincere can he be?

Posted by: petunia at February 13, 2018 02:18 AM (VoCyE)

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