Bill Maher: I'm Rooting for a Recession Which Hurts Americans

I hope he fails.

Didn't Rush Limbaugh get boycotted for that remark? And chastised by the media, of course?

Why doesn't Bill Maher?

Maybe living well will be the best revenge. The host of Showtime's "The Circus," Mark McKinnon, observed:

McKinnon tweeted that rhetoric like this -- along with controversial statements from liberal celebrities like Robert De Niro and Samantha Bee -- "plays right into Trump's playbook" and will "help ensure four more years."

By the way, Bill Maher's nasty little wish seems unlikely: Matt Vespa notes that this quarter's GDP growth rate is projected to be 3.8% to 4.6%, which would be the highest quarterly growth rate since George W. Bush, who managed one (and only one) big quarter of something like 4.8% growth.

Obama's average quarterly growth rate (not the same as a single quarter number) was... 1.5%, putting him dead last of all presidents since WW2.

Vespa writes a bit more about the "unstoppable" economy, which is CNBC's word for it, by the way.

Friday's data provided convincing evidence that domestic growth remains intact even if other developed economies are slowing. A better-than-expected nonfarm payrolls report coupled with a convincing uptick in manufacturing and construction activity showed that the second half approaches with a tail wind blowing.

"The fundamentals all look very solid right now," said Gus Faucher, chief economist at PNC. "You've got job growth and wage gains that are supporting consumer spending, and tax cuts as well. There's a little bit of a drag from higher energy prices, but the positives far outweigh that. Business incentives are in good shape."

The day started off with the payrolls report showing a gain of 223,000 in May, well above market expectations of 188,000, and the unemployment rate hitting an 18-year low of 3.8 percent.

Then, the ISM manufacturing index registered a 58.7 reading -- representing the percentage of businesses that report expanding conditions -- that also topped Wall Street estimates. Finally, the construction spending report showed a monthly gain of 1.8 percent, a full point higher than expectations.

...

The most recent slate of widely followed barometers could see economists ratchet up growth expectations.

Already, the Atlanta Fe''s GDPNow tracker sees the second quarter rising by 4.8 percent. While the measure also was strongly optimistic on the first quarter as well, at one point estimating 5.4 percent growth, other gauges are positive as well. CNBC's Rapid Update, for instance, puts the April-to-June period at 3.6 percent.

...

Andrew Hunter, U.S. economist at Capital Economics, said the ISM number alone is consistent with GDP growth of better than 4 percent, though he thinks the second quarter will be in the 3 percent to 3.5 percent range.

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 07:01 PM




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1 First again. This must be a record.

Posted by: LGoPs at June 11, 2018 06:52 PM (FWsqf)

2 Box in and feeling grey.

Posted by: Bete at June 11, 2018 06:53 PM (F9322)

3 These numbers are all because of OBAMA!

Posted by: MSM at June 11, 2018 06:53 PM (F9322)

4 I love winning. And the new format is BIGLY.

Posted by: kathysaysso at June 11, 2018 06:53 PM (yACxx)

5 Your HTML Fu is no match for my Dwarf Monkey Style!

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2018 06:54 PM (Z+ROM)

6 Grey?
Gray?
Gris?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 11, 2018 06:54 PM (7LY+6)

7 Maher is a part of the protected class.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at June 11, 2018 06:54 PM (Y9uH4)

8 Keep it dark.

Posted by: Genesis at June 11, 2018 06:54 PM (vDqXW)

9 Cool Grey box

Posted by: McCool at June 11, 2018 06:54 PM (9X4u5)

10 4.8 is real motherfucking growth.

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2018 06:54 PM (Z+ROM)

11 Bill Maher is a nasty man. Karma will bite him in the ass one day.

Posted by: IC at June 11, 2018 06:55 PM (a0IVu)

12 Wasn't the "I hope he fails" comment about Obama the one that lost Limbaugh that lame credit card protection service? You know the one you pay every month that does the same thing your bank already does for free?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 11, 2018 06:55 PM (39g3+)

13 Sum Ting Wong!

Posted by: Weasel at June 11, 2018 06:55 PM (MVjcR)

14 >>Maher is a part of the protected class.


That guy has enough Herpes to be a Clinton.

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2018 06:55 PM (Z+ROM)

15 50 shades of gray, baby!

Posted by: IC at June 11, 2018 06:55 PM (a0IVu)

16 Limbaugh: I hope Obama fails because his policies are evil
Maher: I hope AMERICA fails, because otherwise my ideas are proven wrong.

Oh yeah, clearly Rush was the bad guy here.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 11, 2018 06:55 PM (39g3+)

17 Maher is a maroon.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 11, 2018 06:55 PM (imSgd)

18 4.8 is real motherfucking growth."

Preach it.

Drive around the north half of Houston and 'burbs. It's biigly!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 11, 2018 06:55 PM (7LY+6)

19 Yep, this all because of Obama. Amazing what then happens when someone stops trying to beat me to death.

Obama treated me like a dog...and tried to barbecue and eat me.

Posted by: Economy at June 11, 2018 06:55 PM (F9322)

20 This macroeconomic forecasting stuff is definitely a gray area.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 11, 2018 06:56 PM (QDnY+)

21 Maher reveals the true face of the Democrat Party. It is hideously ugly.

Posted by: LGoPs at June 11, 2018 06:56 PM (FWsqf)

22 I feel all Gray & shit

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at June 11, 2018 06:56 PM (y3aQB)

23 Oh boy is this gray!

Posted by: Flounder at June 11, 2018 06:56 PM (EzdLW)

24 Karma usually takes care of people like Maher eventually.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at June 11, 2018 06:56 PM (Y9uH4)

25 Didn't Rush Limbaugh get boycotted for that remark? And chastised by the media, of course?
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But Rush meant he hoped Obama failed at implementing his socialist agenda...it takes a real lib-brain to say *exactly* what Rush didn't say, but they accused him of saying anyway.

Posted by: Axeman at June 11, 2018 06:56 PM (vDqXW)

26 Maybe I didn't pass enough regulations.

-Obama

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at June 11, 2018 06:56 PM (4ErVI)

27 Is this ace's GRAYZZZ thread?

Posted by: Hands at June 11, 2018 06:56 PM (EzdLW)

28 Bill Maher is a nasty man. Karma will bite him in the ass one day.
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His addiction to Peruvian Marching Powder will get him

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at June 11, 2018 06:57 PM (y3aQB)

29 I feel all Gray & shit
Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at June 11, 2018 06:56 PM (y3aQB)
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What do you know!!

Posted by: Un at June 11, 2018 06:57 PM (vDqXW)

30 I saw clips from his movie Religiulus and it was some of the worst, most ignorant crap I've ever seen in my life. His entire case against Christianity was based on a ridiculous piece of trash book from 1910 that even other atheists ridicule as being utterly devoid of scholarship or validity.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 11, 2018 06:57 PM (39g3+)

31 Net Neutrality ends, this Gray Box appears? Coincidence?

Posted by: Jak Sucio at June 11, 2018 06:57 PM (Y9uH4)

32 But according to Pelosi, it's crumbs, not enough. What has your party done for the economy, you old hag?

Posted by: IC at June 11, 2018 06:57 PM (a0IVu)

33 Phoning-it-in Ace is best Ace.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Ask Me About SMR & Ancient Slavonaut Theory at June 11, 2018 06:57 PM (fA1SL)

34 That guy has enough Herpes to be a Clinton.

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2018 06:55 PM (Z+ROM)

Who the hell would date that filth, let alone sleep with it?

Guy has a diseased pickle for a nose.

I'd hate to think what has happened to his pecker.

Posted by: tcn in AK at June 11, 2018 06:57 PM (7UW64)

35 >>Drive around the north half of Houston and 'burbs. It's biigly!


Every time a horse takes a shit out here a surveyor shows up and starts subdividing it!

House growing like fuckin' weeds. Can't find a pre-cut 2x4 stud anywhere!

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2018 06:57 PM (Z+ROM)

36 The Repeal of Net Neutrality began today. This is why its all gray here!! Its only the beginning of the DOOOOMMMM!!!!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 11, 2018 06:57 PM (WV+Zi)

37 read all the content, still top 100.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at June 11, 2018 06:57 PM (F5+ro)

38 I feel all boxed in

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 11, 2018 06:57 PM (+Dllb)

39 4.8 is real motherfucking growth.
Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2018 06:54 PM (Z+ROM)

It's an illusion, trust me I have a Nobel.

Posted by: Paul Krugman at June 11, 2018 06:57 PM (F9322)

40 Don't box us in!

https://youtu.be/8j6Tln0lN0c

Posted by: Stan Ridgway & Stewart Copeland at June 11, 2018 06:58 PM (EzdLW)

41 Gray 40

Posted by: eleven at June 11, 2018 06:58 PM (+lOpA)

42 30 I saw clips from his movie Religiulus and it was some of the worst, most ignorant crap I've ever seen in my life. His entire case against Christianity was based on a ridiculous piece of trash book from 1910 that even other atheists ridicule as being utterly devoid of scholarship or validity.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 11, 2018 06:57 PM (39g3+)


But the straw men burn so nicely, sort of like Christians on Nero's garden.

Posted by: tcn in AK at June 11, 2018 06:58 PM (7UW64)

43 You guys are all gray.

Posted by: Weasel at June 11, 2018 06:58 PM (MVjcR)

44 Obama's average quarterly growth rate (not the same as a single quarter number) was... 1.5%, putting him dead last of all presidents since WW2.

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The smartest black president was getting zero percent interest rates and $80 billion plus pumped into the economy each month, too.

The feds raised rates on Trump the moment he walked through the door.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at June 11, 2018 06:58 PM (VgKNm)

45 The 1st quarter growth numbers a big because there were no snow storms this winter. -- Preznit Pantload

Posted by: DR.WTF? at June 11, 2018 06:58 PM (T71PA)

46 I'm rooting for Maher's "show" to get canceled. On general cultural and aesthetic grounds.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at June 11, 2018 06:58 PM (+CzJu)

47 I know the job market is transitioning from a buyers market to a seller's... however when I was on a job search a few months ago Zip Recruiter usually told me 20 - 100 applicants were vying for the same position. And that was just one search engine.

My employer posted an opening for a Controller and got 100 resumes on Indeed. The job market is better for those looking, but it's not like employers are going begging.

Posted by: kallisto at June 11, 2018 06:58 PM (ggiQo)

48 Who's Harry Grey?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Ask Me About SMR & Ancient Slavonaut Theory at June 11, 2018 06:58 PM (fA1SL)

49 I'm rooting for a mad goat ass-raping, which hurts Bill Maher's ass.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 11, 2018 06:59 PM (gTYjx)

50 34
Posted by: tcn in AK
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++

He only dates the finest crack hoes.....

Posted by: Jak Sucio at June 11, 2018 06:59 PM (Y9uH4)

51 The Repeal of Net Neutrality began today. This is why its all gray here!! Its only the beginning of the DOOOOMMMM!!!!!

Yeah and the genius who runs the Carl's jr twitter account posted some big "we're all doooomed!!!!" post about it. For Carl's jr, on their account.

I'm guessing the boot print in his ass is going to stay there for several weeks after crashing through the door to their offices.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 11, 2018 06:59 PM (39g3+)

52 THE BEAUTY OF GRAY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyqeQa-HOv0

Posted by: LIVE at June 11, 2018 06:59 PM (Z+ROM)

53 But did he eat at Chick-fil-a? Or not feature enough gay people on his show?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 11, 2018 06:59 PM (JHatX)

54 Repeal of Net Neutrality began today. This is why its all gray here!! Its only the beginning of the DOOOOMMMM!!!!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 11, 2018 06:57 PM (WV+Zi)

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I thought it felt like 2015.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at June 11, 2018 06:59 PM (VgKNm)

55 Hey, my comment is actually a part of Ace's post. I've hit the big time!

*throws hat in air like Mary Tyler Moore*

Posted by: moron who'll look foolish once the format is fixed at June 11, 2018 06:59 PM (EzdLW)

56 14 >>Maher is a part of the protected class.


That guy has enough Herpes to be a Clinton.
Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2018 06:55 PM (Z+ROM)

You. Have. No. Idea. He brought back something from Haiti. We had to call a Urologist, a Virologist and an Exorcist.

Posted by: Dr. Peter Schwantz, Bill Clinton's Personal Physician at June 11, 2018 07:00 PM (jp0Bv)

57 55 Hey, my comment is actually a part of Ace's post. I've hit the big time!

*throws hat in air like Mary Tyler Moore*

Posted by: moron who'll look foolish once the format is fixed at June 11, 2018 06:59 PM (EzdLW)


Did you turn the world on with your smile?

Posted by: tcn in AK at June 11, 2018 07:00 PM (7UW64)

58 I am hoping for a "recession" of Bill Maher and his big mouth.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 11, 2018 07:00 PM (EoRCO)

59 Maher is pretty stupid, and incredibly ignorant. As is his audience.


Part of the burden the country and the culture have to carry. But this is a useless burden that actually attacks those carrying it. So it's worse than useless.


Posted by: rhomboid at June 11, 2018 07:01 PM (QDnY+)

60 All the leaves are brown and the blog is gray.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 11, 2018 07:01 PM (IqV8l)

61 *throws hat in air like Mary Tyler Moore*
Posted by: moron who'll look foolish once the format is fixe



Who can turn the world on with a smile?

Posted by: eleven at June 11, 2018 07:01 PM (+lOpA)

62 Sometimes a man just needs to put the bong down.

Posted by: Fritz at June 11, 2018 07:01 PM (J7XgW)

63 Limbaugh meant he hoped Barky failed at destroying the USA.

Posted by: f'd at June 11, 2018 07:01 PM (UdKB7)

64 You. Have. No. Idea. He brought back something from Haiti. We had to call a Urologist, a Virologist and an Exorcist.

Posted by: Dr. Peter Schwantz, Bill Clinton's Personal Physician at June 11, 2018 07:00 PM (jp0Bv)

Nobody here at work knows why I'm laughing so hard I'm crying.

Nor will they in future.

Posted by: tcn in AK at June 11, 2018 07:01 PM (7UW64)

65 Things are not black and white.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 11, 2018 07:01 PM (8iiMU)

66 YOU SHALL NOT PASS any more taxes!

Posted by: pookysgirl the grey at June 11, 2018 07:01 PM (Wy6w+)

67 A part of me wants to point out that

a) there are a lot more moving pieces in the world economy than who the US president is. As we said repeatedly under Obama when the media correlated every piece of decent economic news as the direct result of whatever obama policy they were pushing that day.

and

b) when the feds decide the economy is "too hot," they're going to raise interest rates in an effort to stop the growth. Interest rates DO need to go up, but centrally planning these kinds of things are very tricky. This is something we repeatedly warned could be a huge problem in the decade plus we had near-zero percent interest rates from the feds.


...Not to be a Debbie Downer, but the Federal Reserve can crash Trumps party whenever they want. And they really have a legitimate excuse to do so (we can't keep interest rates this low forever)

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at June 11, 2018 07:01 PM (F5+ro)

68 You can help to prevent Libtardation.

Posted by: PSA Spot at June 11, 2018 07:01 PM (vDqXW)

69 >>>Can't find a pre-cut 2x4 stud anywhere!

Tell me about it!

Posted by: Shep Smith at June 11, 2018 07:01 PM (Fiwz/)

70 Why the blog flesh colored?

Posted by: The Aliens at June 11, 2018 07:02 PM (jp0Bv)

71 I think Maryann Marsh is transitioning.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 11, 2018 07:02 PM (ptqGC)

72 What is Atlanta Fe' ?

Posted by: Hands at June 11, 2018 07:02 PM (EzdLW)

73 Mary Tyler Moore was one of the few nice things about the 70's.

Gotta give her that.

Posted by: eleven at June 11, 2018 07:02 PM (+lOpA)

74 But the straw men burn so nicely, sort of like Christians on Nero's garden.

Oh he trotted them all out, too. Jesus was just an invention based on Mithras! the story of Jesus came from Horus! The founders of Christianity invented a cult to make money from it! Jesus never existed!

Its so weak and awful you feel kind of embarrassed watching him. And it severely damages the segment on Islam where he has valid complaints.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 11, 2018 07:02 PM (39g3+)

75
Maher is pretty stupid, and incredibly ignorant. As is his audience.

I heard he scored very high on Jeopardy. He's still an asshole.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 11, 2018 07:02 PM (IqV8l)

76 I see a gray box and I want to paint it black.

Posted by: RI Red at June 11, 2018 07:02 PM (n0TFd)

77 Obama's average quarterly growth rate (not the same
as a single quarter number) was... 1.5%, putting him dead last of all
presidents since WW2.



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The smartest black president was getting zero percent interest rates
and $80 billion plus pumped into the economy each month, too.



The feds raised rates on Trump the moment he walked through the door.



Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at June 11, 2018 06:58 PM


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You forgot the $800 BILLION that was the stimulus before the Fed starting pumping in the $80 billion a month into the economy with QE infinity.



And don't forget the 100% positive 24/7 media coverage about recovery summers I, II, III, IV, V and VI and all of that garbage.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 11, 2018 07:02 PM (+Dllb)

78 Honestly, what a wicked thing to wish on Americans who are finally seeing some good things happen for them in terms of their personal economy.

Posted by: IC at June 11, 2018 07:02 PM (a0IVu)

79 I'll be damned- A money man knows how to make money.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 11, 2018 07:03 PM (YzPI7)

80 I don't think Trump and his supporters should crow too loudly about the economy, because that could turn into "famous last words".

The stock market is still wildly overvalued, we're in more debt than ever, and Congress adamantly refuses to reduce spending. This is a recipe for disaster, and I expect Soros and the other globalists to pull the rug out at some point.

Posted by: rickl at June 11, 2018 07:03 PM (sdi6R)

81 Time to update my chart of Obama's Economic Destruction and see if Trump is pulling us out.

Posted by: MAGA at June 11, 2018 07:03 PM (LnOh3)

82 Maher is a part of the protected class.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at June 11, 2018 06:54 PM (Y9uH4)

shmucks?

Posted by: BignJames at June 11, 2018 07:03 PM (0+nbW)

83 I like the extra grey comment box border. It's very soothing. Like eating a Chik-fil-A sammich during Pride Month.

Posted by: Octopussy at June 11, 2018 07:03 PM (U4wK6)

84 Obama's average quarterly growth rate (not the same as a single quarter number) was... 1.5%, putting him dead last of all presidents since WW2.




GDP is racist

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 11, 2018 07:03 PM (SiINZ)

85 I always like the grey boxes to play with

Posted by: Skip j at June 11, 2018 07:04 PM (pHfeF)

86 The difference is, Rush said, I hope he (Obama) fails.
Big difference.

Posted by: Dick at June 11, 2018 07:04 PM (SRarZ)

87 Damn, I love that LIVE Unplugged set.

That fucker can sing.

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2018 07:04 PM (Z+ROM)

88 ...Not to be a Debbie Downer, but the Federal
Reserve can crash Trumps party whenever they want. And they really have a
legitimate excuse to do so (we can't keep interest rates this low
forever)

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at June 11, 2018 07:01 PM (F5+ro)
I think at least two interest rates hikes by the end of this year are already baked into the forecasts. Investors are certainly expecting it.

Posted by: IC at June 11, 2018 07:04 PM (a0IVu)

89 In fairness to Maher, he's not wishing harm and suffering on his countrymen.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Ask Me About SMR & Ancient Slavonaut Theory at June 11, 2018 07:04 PM (fA1SL)

90 83 I like the extra grey comment box border. It's very soothing. Like eating a Chik-fil-A sammich during Pride Month.

Posted by: Octopussy at June 11, 2018 07:03 PM (U4wK6)

Dick-punch a tranny for Christ?

Posted by: tcn in AK at June 11, 2018 07:04 PM (7UW64)

91 I heard he scored very high on Jeopardy. He's still an asshole.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 11, 2018 07:02 PM (IqV8l)
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Results are inconclusive. He spent the previous night at a Holiday Inn.

Posted by: Axeman at June 11, 2018 07:04 PM (vDqXW)

92 You forgot the $800 BILLION that was the stimulus before the Fed starting pumping in the $80 billion a month into the economy with QE infinity.

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You're right, I did forget that.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at June 11, 2018 07:04 PM (VgKNm)

93 If we want Americans to suffer all we've got to do is vote Donk. Maher had just got his cart before his horse, that's all.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 11, 2018 07:04 PM (+y/Ru)

94 Matt Vespa - nickname "Scooter" ?

Posted by: Hands at June 11, 2018 07:04 PM (EzdLW)

95 Now. Don't all you comments about gray seem silly?


Hah!

Posted by: eleven at June 11, 2018 07:04 PM (+lOpA)

96 Gray Pride month is over.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 11, 2018 07:04 PM (IqV8l)

97 Who can turn the world on with a smile?
Posted by: eleven at June 11, 2018 07:01 PM (+lOpA)

Who can take a sunrise,
sprinkle it with dew?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 11, 2018 07:05 PM (JHatX)

98 The Fed already has raised interest rates.

Posted by: MAGA at June 11, 2018 07:05 PM (LnOh3)

99 Dammit!

Posted by: Octopussy at June 11, 2018 07:05 PM (U4wK6)

100 Let's form a posse and go kick his ass.

I'm up for it, how about you all?

Posted by: ALH at June 11, 2018 07:05 PM (uN03s)

101 A recession wouldn't hurt Maherd. He doesn't give a shit about people who would be.

Posted by: f'd at June 11, 2018 07:05 PM (UdKB7)

102 The Elites will be Begging for a Recession at this rate.

Keep in mind, folks. Money is just a means to Power, once you have enough of the former.

They want Middle Class Demand about like I want a Blister on the tip of my Cock. Not So Much.

All this Great Employment News ? Just means the Nanny and Gardener will want a fucking raise. Uppity Spics. Not like those Trailer Park Crackers are any better. Don't even get Muffy started about "those other people".

Posted by: ScoggDog at June 11, 2018 07:05 PM (fiGNd)

103 Not to be a Debbie Downer, but the Federal Reserve can crash Trumps party whenever they want. And they really have a legitimate excuse to do so (we can't keep interest rates this low forever)

And they are easing the interest rates up slowly, but even they know if they jack them up 5 points the world economy craters to lower than depression era times.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 11, 2018 07:05 PM (39g3+)

104 Dick punch a Mexican baby for Trump!

Posted by: Octopussy at June 11, 2018 07:06 PM (U4wK6)

105 >>I think at least two interest rates hikes by the end of this year are already baked into the forecasts. Investors are certainly expecting it.


Oh, none of it is real until we are sitting at 3.5+% Interest Rates and 3.5+% growth.


But I'll gladly ride the wave.

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2018 07:06 PM (Z+ROM)

106 86 The difference is, Rush said, I hope he (Obama) fails.
Big difference.
Posted by: Dick at June 11, 2018 07:04 PM (SRarZ)


THIS.

The full context of the quote was "knowing who Obama is and what he wants to do to this country, I hope he fails."

Bill Maher personally hates PDT and wants America and Americans to suffer - directly suffer - just because he hates this man.

And the illogic of that is radiant since like him or not personally, PDT is truly doing miracles for the economy and American interests in general.

Sick man, that Maher.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2018 07:06 PM (VM6ev)

107 Rush did not hope for the Country to do bad. He hoped that Obama's agenda would fail. That's like saying he hoped that the United States would not implement a Socialist / communist system. We know that fails so Rush was hoping that the Country wouldn't fail.

Posted by: Count of Monte Dracula at June 11, 2018 07:06 PM (2DOZq)

108 I heard he scored very high on Jeopardy. He's still an asshole.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 11, 2018 07:02 PM (IqV8l)


So he's highly conversant with trivial minutiae. Big whoop.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at June 11, 2018 07:06 PM (+CzJu)

109
I think at least two interest rates hikes by the end of this year are already baked into the forecasts. Investors are certainly expecting it.
Posted by: IC at June 11, 2018 07:04 PM


Quarter point each. I'd like to make a little more on my cash savings.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 11, 2018 07:06 PM (IqV8l)

110 You forgot the $800 BILLION that was the stimulus before the Fed starting pumping in the $80 billion a month into the economy with QE infinity.


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Yes, if you add up the numbers almost all the "growth" under Obama was just printing dollars.

Posted by: MAGA at June 11, 2018 07:06 PM (LnOh3)

111 but it's not like employers are going begging."

Oh noes

Posted by: CoC types begging for more H1 B's at June 11, 2018 07:06 PM (7LY+6)

112 In fairness to Maher, he's not wishing harm and suffering on his countrymen.

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I think I know why everybody is all upset about the G-7 meeting. They're just not used to a president who is on America's side.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 11, 2018 07:07 PM (+y/Ru)

113 77 Obama's average quarterly growth rate (not the same
as a single quarter number) was... 1.5%, putting him dead last of all
presidents since WW2.



-



The smartest black president was getting zero percent interest rates
and $80 billion plus pumped into the economy each month, too.



The feds raised rates on Trump the moment he walked through the door.



Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at June 11, 2018 06:58 PM


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You forgot the $800 BILLION that was the stimulus before the Fed starting pumping in the $80 billion a month into the economy with QE infinity.



And don't forget the 100% positive 24/7 media coverage about recovery summers I, II, III, IV, V and VI and all of that garbage.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 11, 2018 07:02 PM (+Dllb)

And an energy boom due to Fracking which those clowns opposed based on.. based on.. oh yeah! no fucking reason whatsoever.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at June 11, 2018 07:07 PM (jp0Bv)

114 Probably 80% of whether Trump gets reelected or not is the economy, the other 20% being who he faces off against. And most of the Democrat bench looks incredibly weak.

I will say I do worry what the Fed does with interest rates as they absolutely can cause a recession or crash the stock market. I wonder if the Deep State decides to rear its head there.

Very clear Yellen was in the tank for Obama, last day out she says the stock market is a bubble.

Posted by: Maritime at June 11, 2018 07:07 PM (lKmt3)

115 http://shadowstats.com

Posted by: Axeman at June 11, 2018 07:07 PM (vDqXW)

116 I think a Blue Wave is about as likely as a Tulane Green Wave national football championship.

Posted by: MIklos, betting on gumbo at June 11, 2018 07:07 PM (zCyNd)

117 Dammit, I thought it was gray pride month!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at June 11, 2018 07:07 PM (VgKNm)

118 Quarter point each. I'd like to make a little more on my cash savings.



Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 11, 2018 07:06 PM (IqV8l)
Going nice and slow I reckon. They don't want to spook the housing market too much.

Posted by: IC at June 11, 2018 07:07 PM (a0IVu)

119 MAGA, The Fed has raised interest three times already. I can still borrow money but it's at 7% instead of 6.5%

Posted by: Ben Had at June 11, 2018 07:08 PM (YzPI7)

120 7 Maher is a part of the protected class.
Posted by: Jak Sucio at June 11, 2018 06:54 PM (Y9uH4)

----

"Syphilitic dwarf" is a protected class?

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at June 11, 2018 07:08 PM (4TznP)

121 I heard he scored very high on Jeopardy."

Huh. So does my phone.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 11, 2018 07:08 PM (7LY+6)

122 Bill Maher's initials are B.M., it consumes him.

Posted by: BebeDahl at June 11, 2018 07:08 PM (yNyJy)

123 Actually, this one is more on point: http://tinyurl.com/248z2s2

Posted by: Axeman at June 11, 2018 07:08 PM (vDqXW)

124 Obama's average quarterly growth rate (not the same as a single quarter number) was... 1.5%, putting him dead last of all presidents since WW2.

But Bill Clinton said that nobody could have done better with the economy that was totally Bush's fault. Even HE couldn't have done better, didn't you hear?

People believed that too. It was amazing, its like they shut their brains off when Bill Clinton begins to speak.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 11, 2018 07:08 PM (39g3+)

125 117 Dammit, I thought it was gray pride month!
Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at June 11, 2018 07:07 PM (VgKNm)


I steal your gray pride!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2018 07:08 PM (VM6ev)

126 Harry, correct, except that the entrail-reading, er, "economic analysis" the Fed does on this question usually focuses on trends in core inflation rate. A "hot" or booming economy, per se, by other measures, hasn't been a rationale for tightening.


Even though there has been some movement, finally, in some personal income and other things that have been stagnant or declining forever, still not much happening with the numbers usually cited for rate increases.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 11, 2018 07:08 PM (QDnY+)

127 Weasel, you here?
My club is putting in a 1000 yard range!
Damn. My gub budget just red-lined.

Posted by: RI Red at June 11, 2018 07:08 PM (n0TFd)

128 122 Bill Maher's initials are B.M., it consumes him.
Posted by: BebeDahl at June 11, 2018 07:08 PM (yNyJy)


Anal Cancer is the new hotness.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2018 07:09 PM (VM6ev)

129

Trump's playbook or Putin's Playbook?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at June 11, 2018 07:09 PM (0g+ZS)

130 No comment

Posted by: Peter Orszag and the entire Obama economics team at June 11, 2018 07:09 PM (zCyNd)

131 CNBC's Rapid Update, for instance, puts the April-to-June period at 3.6 percent


Sara Eisen gives me a rapid update.

Posted by: Hands at June 11, 2018 07:09 PM (EzdLW)

132 maher is a small man with a small mind

Posted by: concrete girl at June 11, 2018 07:10 PM (IVQr2)

133 ...And don't forget the 100% positive 24/7 media coverage about recovery summers I, II, III, IV, V and VI and all of that garbage.


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 11, 2018 07:02 PM (+Dllb)



That's one of the main things that bothered me about Obama. And Billy Jeff too. They were both claimed to be brilliant thinkers and I think nothing could be further from the truth. Daffy Fucking Duck would be considered brilliant if it had a fawning, sycophantic media slobbering all over it 24/7.


I'll give Clinton credit for some intelligence, but more along the lines of cunning that a con man possesses. Obama doesn't even rate that as his only trait was decent elocution reading somebody else's words on a teleprompter. Obama spent his whole life lazily phoning it in because he'd accomplished everything he needed to accomplish by being born black.

Posted by: LGoPs at June 11, 2018 07:10 PM (FWsqf)

134 Who is the fed chairman these days? I don't even know.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 11, 2018 07:10 PM (BRvh1)

135 Mahred even said "I sorry if it hurts some people".

Posted by: f'd at June 11, 2018 07:10 PM (UdKB7)

136

Yeah, Rush NEVER wished ill will upon Americans.

Rush wanted obama's radical left wing agenda to fail.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at June 11, 2018 07:10 PM (0g+ZS)

137 72 What is Atlanta Fe' ?
Posted by: Hands at June 11, 2018 07:02 PM (EzdLW)

It's what you oughtn't do but you do anyway.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at June 11, 2018 07:10 PM (jp0Bv)

138 They guaranteed us everything would fall apart.


Now there wishing for it.


It didn't. It won't.


What is "won't" a contraction of?

Posted by: eleven at June 11, 2018 07:10 PM (+lOpA)

139 I know that I'm several hours late to the party but on the subject of movie franchises being killed by SJW crap, apparently the new Jurassic World movie is headed down the same path. I don't know if any of the dinos are actual pervs but, apparently, there are long periods in which the killer dinos aren't ripping anybody to shreds and the protagonists are having virtue-signaling conversation filled with SJW crap.

Throw them to the beasts!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 11, 2018 07:11 PM (+y/Ru)

140 >>What is "won't" a contraction of?


Will + Not

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2018 07:11 PM (Z+ROM)

141
122 Bill Maher's initials are B.M., it consumes him.

Well, W.M., I think.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at June 11, 2018 07:11 PM (0g+ZS)

142 It's what you oughtn't do but you do anyway.
Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at June 11, 2018 07:10 PM (jp0Bv)

Nice!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 11, 2018 07:11 PM (JHatX)

143 I heard he scored very high on Jeopardy.

I think Maher is smart enough to know what his audience wants to hear. He's not an idiot, he's a fool. There's a big difference. You can be plenty smart but not wise. And you can be wise, but not smart.

Between the two, the latter is best.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 11, 2018 07:12 PM (39g3+)

144 Will'nt?

Posted by: eleven at June 11, 2018 07:12 PM (+lOpA)

145 at times like this, revisiting Paul Krugman's prediction the morning after the election is comedy gold.

Posted by: IC at June 11, 2018 07:12 PM (a0IVu)

146 he'd accomplished everything he needed to accomplish by being born black.

Posted by: LGoPs at June 11, 2018 07:10 PM (FWsqf)

I was ahead of my time.

Posted by: Navin Johnson at June 11, 2018 07:12 PM (zCyNd)

147 Lost my connection to my router.
Bill says he wants the economy to tank, well I hope HBO tanks to sink him.

Posted by: Skip j at June 11, 2018 07:12 PM (pHfeF)

148

On the Atchison, Topeka and the Atlanta Fe

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 11, 2018 07:12 PM (IqV8l)

149 In parts of rural Pennsylvania they still use will'n't.

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2018 07:12 PM (Z+ROM)

150 A big difference of course is that Rush wanted Obama to fail because he felt that it would be beneficial to America for him to not get his stuff in. Maher wants America to suffer so that they can get rid of Trump.

There is a definite difference in attitude between the statements.

Limbaugh was hoping for America's success, Maher is hoping for America's suffering.

Posted by: buzzion at June 11, 2018 07:12 PM (lKs2v)

151 Hey - Biden is gonna run on those 500k jobs saved or created and curing cancer.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 11, 2018 07:12 PM (YzPI7)

152 Willn't

Posted by: eleven at June 11, 2018 07:12 PM (+lOpA)

153 a) there are a lot more moving pieces in the world economy than who the
US president is. As we said repeatedly under Obama when the media
correlated every piece of decent economic news as the direct result of
whatever obama policy they were pushing that day.


-------

This is half right. The President can't "make the economy grow" but his policies can tank the economy easily. People are much less likely to invest money, time and energy into economic endeavors when the President is threatening to take their stuff once they earn it and punish them with confiscatory business taxes (including O-care "penalties") while they are earning it.

Presnit IWon McTantrumPants impeded the economy by creating regime uncertainty. Trump can't make the economy grown but he damn sure has gotten some of the government out of the way so private businessmen can.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 11, 2018 07:12 PM (imSgd)

154 maher is a small man with a small mind

Posted by: concrete girl at June 11, 2018 07:10 PM (IVQr2)

nobody gonna run w/this?

Posted by: BignJames at June 11, 2018 07:12 PM (0+nbW)

155 "That's one of the main things that bothered me about Obama. And Billy Jeff too. They were both claimed to be brilliant thinkers and I think nothing could be further from the truth. Daffy Fucking Duck would be considered brilliant if it had a fawning, sycophantic media slobbering all over it 24/7. "


Just ask Stalin !
Smartest man in the world, according to his media.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at June 11, 2018 07:13 PM (GNCPT)

156 Mayer-another fabulously wealthy Democrat voter who hates the middle class, I actual think this is much worse than Sammy Bee using the "c' word. Mayer is so tone deaf.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 11, 2018 07:13 PM (0/+vJ)

157

Post the clip of Erik Estrada backhanding Bill Maher during a game show!

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at June 11, 2018 07:13 PM (0g+ZS)

158 I haven't understood how Bill Maher has a program ever.

Not funny, not serious, just plain old partisan Democrat Liberal spew.

Posted by: jakee308 at June 11, 2018 07:13 PM (VqY5W)

159 Hah. Rural Pennsylvania is a retard.

Posted by: eleven at June 11, 2018 07:13 PM (+lOpA)

160
72 What is Atlanta Fe' ?
Posted by: Hands at June 11, 2018 07:02 PM (EzdLW)


Atlanta Fed

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 11, 2018 07:14 PM (pNxlR)

161 I'll give Clinton credit for some intelligence, but more along the lines of cunning that a con man possesses.

Posted by: LGoPs at June 11, 2018 07:10 PM (FWsqf)


Dude was clever like a carny. And plenty of carnies have fleeced plenty of richer and smarter rubes.

As a cat that's read plenty of the topic, and part of my fascination with old school pro wrestling ...

... two easiest classes of marks are the very poor-ignorant, and the well moneyed-educated.

Posted by: ScoggDog at June 11, 2018 07:14 PM (fiGNd)

162 In parts of rural Pennsylvania they still use will'n't.

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2018 07:12 PM (Z+ROM)

My cousins in the Tidewater area make groceries instead of buying them.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 11, 2018 07:14 PM (imSgd)

163 maher is a small man with a small mind

and his tiny little penis is the size of a gherkin pickle.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 11, 2018 07:14 PM (dUJdY)

164 Limbaugh was hoping for America's success, Maher is hoping for America's suffering.

Right, but he's hoping for America to suffer so he is proved right. He wants everyone (else) to suffer so he won't be shown to be incorrect about his politics. He won't suffer, as others pointed above. He's very rich and protected, no matter how bad things get he's set.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 11, 2018 07:14 PM (39g3+)

165 I think Maher is smart enough to know what his audience wants to hear. He's not an idiot, he's a fool. There's a big difference. You can be plenty smart but not wise. And you can be wise, but not smart.

Between the two, the latter is best.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

___________

When his show premiered on ABC "Politically Incorrect" he actually was pretty libertarianish that threw a bone to both sides, but he knows at HBO they want an arch-liberal so he gives it to them.

If he landed some big gig at Fox News years ago he probably would have sounded like Sean Hannity.

Posted by: Maritime at June 11, 2018 07:14 PM (lKmt3)

166 157 Post the clip of Erik Estrada backhanding Bill Maher during a game show!
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at June 11, 2018 07:13 PM (0g+ZS)


Ponch Punched Paunch?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2018 07:14 PM (VM6ev)

167 Just ask Stalin !
Smartest man in the world, according to his media.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at June 11, 2018 07:13 PM (GNCPT)

Idiot amateur.

Posted by: Dr. Dr. Elena Ceaucescu at June 11, 2018 07:14 PM (zCyNd)

168 Prager played the clip and he got a lot of applause so he isn't the only one wanting America to fail.

Posted by: Skip j at June 11, 2018 07:14 PM (pHfeF)

169 >>What is Atlanta Fe' ?


It's like a Mississippi Mud Pie crossed with a Rhode Island Lobster.

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2018 07:14 PM (Z+ROM)

170 Wojtek Fibak.

Sounds like an alter-ego.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 11, 2018 07:15 PM (JHatX)

171 163 maher is a small man with a small mind

and his tiny little penis is the size of a gherkin pickle.
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 11, 2018 07:14 PM (dUJdY)


"Go long on airport stairs."

- - Ann Coulter

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2018 07:15 PM (VM6ev)

172 That's one of the main things that bothered me about Obama. And Billy Jeff too. They were both claimed to be brilliant thinkers and I think nothing could be further from the truth.

Posted by: LGoPs at June 11, 2018 07:10 PM (FWsqf)
---
This goes way back. Jimmy Carter was a nuclear engineer, JFK was "brilliant"--I can't remember if LBJ was. And even thought Adlai Stevenson was a real-world doorpost, he earned the "intellectual" label in the press.

Compare with the treatment that classicist Calvin Coolidge received as a guy who read classic plays in the original Greek and Latin, and actually wrote original critiques. He was called "anti-intellectual".

It's all based on the narrative that progressives are the smart people, and other people who don't get progressive politics are the dummies.

And it goes back a long way. Google Daniel J. Flynn on Coolidge.

Posted by: Axeman at June 11, 2018 07:15 PM (vDqXW)

173 This is old leftist MO. Bush inherited Clinton's dotcom crash and 9/11 and still managed to have 24 straight quarters of positive growth. The Press was relentless in trying to bring the economy down .

The Left was also hoping that we filled the 10,000 body bags ordered for the Iraq invasion just to prove their anti-war position. The are a sick bunch.

Posted by: Count of Monte Dracula at June 11, 2018 07:15 PM (2DOZq)

174 Can you imagine sitting in the audience hearing this crap? Clap, clap, clap!

Wait. What?

Posted by: OldDominionMom at June 11, 2018 07:15 PM (GzDYP)

175 So much for the Democrat's overwhelming electoral advantage, eh?

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at June 11, 2018 07:15 PM (T09ml)

176 135 Maher even said "I sorry if it hurts some people".
Posted by: f'd at June 11, 2018 07:10 PM (UdKB7)


Yeah, and I'd be sorry if Hollywood got hammered too.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at June 11, 2018 07:15 PM (+CzJu)

177 >>My cousins in the Tidewater area make groceries instead of buying them.


Not before you 'borrowed them your car'!

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2018 07:15 PM (Z+ROM)

178
Dear Barrack,

This is what "focusing on the economy like a laser beam" looks like.

Posted by: fixerupper at June 11, 2018 07:16 PM (vIjh1)

179 Barky couldn't budget a household account let alone the Annenberg Challenge.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 11, 2018 07:16 PM (YzPI7)

180 163 maher is a small man with a small mind

and his tiny little penis is the size of a gherkin pickle.
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 11, 2018 07:14 PM (dUJdY)

I'm... sorry that you know that?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 11, 2018 07:16 PM (JHatX)

181 None of these twits EVER articulate exactly what it is they don't like about Trump. Never...and no one ever asks them either.

Posted by: Tami at June 11, 2018 07:16 PM (Enq6K)

182 I'll just admit it, I didn't want the economy to prosper under a socialist like Obama.

My guess is most people here felt the same way.

And I actively root against California.

It's a pretty normal reaction.

I think it really turns dark though when you want the US to say lose wars or conflicts and soldiers die for a "good" news cycle for your team.

Posted by: Maritime at June 11, 2018 07:16 PM (lKmt3)

183

Ponch Punched Paunch?

Yep. For real.

Game show was charades, I forget the name.

Estrada was waving his arms wildly and Maher was sitting behind him. WAP!

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at June 11, 2018 07:17 PM (0g+ZS)

184 This is half right. The President can't "make the economy grow" but his policies can tank the economy easily. People are much less likely to invest money, time and energy into economic endeavors when the President is threatening to take their stuff once they earn it and punish them with confiscatory business taxes (including O-care "penalties") while they are earning it.

Presnit IWon McTantrumPants impeded the economy by creating regime uncertainty. Trump can't make the economy grown but he damn sure has gotten some of the government out of the way so private businessmen can.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 11, 2018 07:12 PM (imSgd)

Eh, I think I'm at least 3/4 right.

The world economy should have crashed years ago with the policies of idiots like Obama.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at June 11, 2018 07:17 PM (F5+ro)

185 "Obama treated me like a dog...and tried to barbecue and eat me."


And drink a nice bottle of Jack Spaniels.

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at June 11, 2018 07:17 PM (T09ml)

186 maher is a small man with a small mind

Posted by: concrete girl at June 11, 2018 07:10 PM (IVQr2)

nobody gonna run w/this?

Posted by: BignJames at June 11, 2018 07:12 PM (0+nbW)

and his tiny little penis is the size of a gherkin pickle.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 11, 2018 07:14 PM (dUJdY)

That's what I'm talkin' 'bout!

Posted by: BignJames at June 11, 2018 07:17 PM (0+nbW)

187 What is Atlanta Fe' ?


It's like a Mississippi Mud Pie crossed with a Rhode Island Lobster.

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2018 07:14 PM (Z+ROM)

Cross that with Bananas Foster and it's call an Auto de Atlanta 'Fe.

Posted by: Fusion Miklos at June 11, 2018 07:17 PM (zCyNd)

188 Breaking News: "Trump Forcing Homeless To Abandon Old Lifestyle"

Posted by: FakeNewsFeed at June 11, 2018 07:17 PM (H8S+R)

189 My cousins in the Tidewater area make groceries instead of buying them.





Not before you 'borrowed them your car'!

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2018 07:15 PM (Z+ROM)
I love idiomatic American forms of English:-)

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 11, 2018 07:17 PM (imSgd)

190 I more knew it would not prosper under Obama, than wanted it to fail.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 11, 2018 07:18 PM (JHatX)

191 When his show premiered on ABC "Politically Incorrect" he actually was pretty libertarianish that threw a bone to both sides, but he knows at HBO they want an arch-liberal so he gives it to them.

I read a great theory as to why he changed.

Politically Incorrect was filmed in New York City. He'd leave his studio and go to the local cafe, meet the doorman, take a taxi to his apartment, etc. He was meeting and dealing with regular blue collar working class people so they helped balance his lefty ideas and show biz influences.

He moved to LA to start this new show and now he's chauffeured from the air conditioned studio to a hip club or a party of show biz types and never has any contact any more with regular folks. So he gets crazier and crazier lefty, and his coastal audience claps like a seal to approve of and reward that perspective.

He still once in a while says somewhat libertarian stuff, but its rare. Mostly he throws stupid red meat out there and I suspect he believes maybe... half of it? But he knows where his paycheck comes from.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 11, 2018 07:18 PM (39g3+)

192 I agree the stock market (Dow Jones) appears to be a bubble, except....

about every thirty years or so the stock market experiences a step change of an order of magnitude. The step itself lasts about 7 years.

Around early 60's the market went from value in the low hundreds to the low thousands. In the late eighties it went from thousands to the ten thousands where it was sitting to about 2014. Since then it has begun its rise almost like clockwork.

Posted by: MAGA at June 11, 2018 07:18 PM (LnOh3)

193 187
Cross that with Bananas Foster and it's call an Auto de Atlanta 'Fe.
Posted by: Fusion Miklos at June 11, 2018 07:17 PM (zCyNd)


Jodie's strap-on?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2018 07:18 PM (VM6ev)

194 182 I'll just admit it, I didn't want the economy to prosper under a socialist like Obama.

My guess is most people here felt the same way.

And I actively root against California.

It's a pretty normal reaction.

I think it really turns dark though when you want the US to say lose wars or conflicts and soldiers die for a "good" news cycle for your team.
Posted by: Maritime at June 11, 2018 07:16 PM (lKmt3)


Yeah, I'm not super worked up by the Bill Maher comment. He's a provocateur type who just "tells it out it is" and says "what everyone is thinking."

...Whatever. I don't know why anyone gives this guy any free press by mentioning him.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at June 11, 2018 07:18 PM (F5+ro)

195 Too many Babylonian comedians. Send them back to Mount Seir.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 11, 2018 07:19 PM (oxqxj)

196 Eh, I think I'm at least 3/4 right.



The world economy should have crashed years ago with the policies of idiots like Obama.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at June 11, 2018 07:17 PM (F5+ro)

I think God looks after us despite our great sins.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 11, 2018 07:19 PM (imSgd)

197 >>>Yeah and the genius who runs the Carl's jr twitter account

"Either more ads with hotties and hamburgers Or hush We don't need more ill-informed commentary on issues"

@Uncle_Jimbo

Posted by: concrete girl at June 11, 2018 07:19 PM (IVQr2)

198 >>Presnit IWon McTantrumPants impeded the economy by creating regime uncertainty.


No. He specifically targeted areas of the Economy where he could impose Regulations to damage specific sections of the population.

He worked hard to make upper middle class america divest from tax sheltered investments and then he attacked their liquidity.

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2018 07:19 PM (Z+ROM)

199 The Repeal of Net Neutrality began today. This is why its all gray here!! Its only the beginning of the DOOOOMMMM!!!!!

-
Didja see Carl's Jr. predicting PAIN?

https://bit.ly/2l2eosw

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 11, 2018 07:19 PM (+y/Ru)

200 All late night television has become nothing more than a liberal bubble.

No jokes, no serious non lib guests, no real comics.

Just constant Trump diss and a laugh track. or it sounds like a laugh track and just as predictable.

Why would any normal want to go see these shows? They'll be the butt of the jokes, their heroes will be the butt of profanity and lies.

No normal would send off for tickets to these shows.

It's pathetic.

Posted by: jakee308 at June 11, 2018 07:19 PM (VqY5W)

201 Breaking News: "Trump's Economy Upending Funemployment Plans of Millions"

Posted by: FakeNewsFeed at June 11, 2018 07:19 PM (H8S+R)

202 That revving sound you hear, is the U.S. economy, just barely warming up!! That what's happen when you take the jackboots of the bureaucracy off the neck of our business owners. Am I mixing too many metaphors???

Posted by: SteveOReno at June 11, 2018 07:20 PM (2sCft)

203 Politically Incorrect was filmed in New York City. He'd leave his studio and go to the local cafe, meet the doorman, take a taxi to his apartment, etc. He was meeting and dealing with regular blue collar working class people so they helped balance his lefty ideas and show biz influences.

He moved to LA to start this new show and now he's chauffeured from the air conditioned studio to a hip club or a party of show biz types and never has any contact any more with regular folks. So he gets crazier and crazier lefty, and his coastal audience claps like a seal to approve of and reward that perspective.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 11, 2018 07:18 PM (39g3+)


So he's too feeble intellectually to have his own views, but rather acts as a pre-amp to those of others?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at June 11, 2018 07:20 PM (+CzJu)

204

Years ago here I said the Left wished for deaths in Iraq.

Some people, who are not here anymore, real shits, took exception to me 'impugning the humanity of liberals just because they didn't agree with you.'

Then I began saying the Left wished for school shootings.


I say these things because they're true.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at June 11, 2018 07:20 PM (0g+ZS)

205 SS is directly tied to welfare. Any cut in SS must be met by an equal cut in welfare benefits.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 11, 2018 07:20 PM (YzPI7)

206 Another big distinction is this:

Limbaugh made his comment reluctantly, when the economy was still reeling on the ropes after Bush and his cronies had their way with it.

Maher's making his comment in the middle of one of the biggest financial booms this country has ever seen, and far from being reluctant, he relishes the thought. With a perfunctory apology for "the little people".

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 11, 2018 07:21 PM (BRvh1)

207 182 Posted by: Maritime at June 11, 2018 07:16 PM (lKmt3)


Socialism never works. Ever. It only works as long as Scandinavia has American bucks to prop up their defense budgets.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2018 07:21 PM (VM6ev)

208 Erik Estrada clocks Bill Maher while playing Pictionary

https://youtu.be/sOFqWDSjTFI

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 11, 2018 07:21 PM (39g3+)

209 159 Hah. Rural Pennsylvania is a retard.
Posted by: eleven at June 11, 2018 07:13 PM (+lOpA)


You have rural Pennsylvania to thank that we're not lamenting President Hillary right about now.

Posted by: rickl at June 11, 2018 07:21 PM (sdi6R)

210 202 That revving sound you hear, is the U.S. economy, just barely warming up!! That what's happen when you take the jackboots of the bureaucracy off the neck of our business owners. Am I mixing too many metaphors???
Posted by: SteveOReno at June 11, 2018 07:20 PM (2sCft)

There's always room for more metaphor.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 11, 2018 07:21 PM (JHatX)

211 Obama is asked about Trump and jobs in 2016:

... when somebody says, like the person you just mentioned who I'm not going to advertise for, that he's going to bring all these jobs back, well how exactly are you going to do that? What are you going to do?

There's there's no answer to it.

He just says, 'Well, I'm going to negotiate a better deal.' Well, how ... what ... how exactly are you going to negotiate that? What magic wand do you have? And usually, the answer is he doesn't have an answer.


Was he stupid or was he lying? Fuck you, communist.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 11, 2018 07:21 PM (rnAwa)

212 I wish I could show you guys pics of the platform my hubby built over our pool for the wedding. It's awesome!

Posted by: Tami at June 11, 2018 07:21 PM (Enq6K)

213 201 Breaking News: "Trump's Economy Upending Funemployment Plans of Millions"

Posted by: FakeNewsFeed at June 11, 2018 07:19 PM (H8S+R)

Workplace deaths soar in Trump Economy

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at June 11, 2018 07:21 PM (4ErVI)

214

Pictionary!

good find, CT.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at June 11, 2018 07:22 PM (0g+ZS)

215 The world economy should have crashed years ago with the policies of idiots like Obama.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at June 11, 2018 07:17 PM (F5+ro)

Check global debt/GDP ratios. It's all in the numbers.

Posted by: Econ101 Miklos at June 11, 2018 07:22 PM (zCyNd)

216 Am I mixing too many metaphors???
Posted by: SteveOReno at June 11, 2018 07:20 PM (2sCft)

Ummmmmmm.....No.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 11, 2018 07:22 PM (EoRCO)

217
*scribbles in notebook*

"Ann Coulter posts here as 'Jewells'".

Posted by: fixerupper at June 11, 2018 07:22 PM (vIjh1)

218 I worked a total of three months during the Obozo administration.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 11, 2018 07:22 PM (oxqxj)

219
Sorry, I was off on my timing, just going from memory. Below is the chart.

https://tinyurl.com/y9pantcr

Posted by: MAGA at June 11, 2018 07:22 PM (LnOh3)

220 211
Was he stupid or was he lying? Fuck you, communist.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 11, 2018 07:21 PM (rnAwa)


Both. His ignorance is informed by his ideology and vice versa.

Clearly an absolute nebbish and know-nothing about literally anything and everything. With the exception of rabble rousing and bogarting joints.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2018 07:22 PM (VM6ev)

221 Breaking News: "Crisis In Suburbia As Citizens Conflicted On Where To Spend Extra Income"

Posted by: FakeNewsFeed at June 11, 2018 07:23 PM (H8S+R)

222 >>I wish I could show you guys pics of the platform my hubby built over our pool for the wedding


Does it retract so you can fill the pool with Sharks or Gators or something dealy ass cool?

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2018 07:23 PM (Z+ROM)

223 So he's too feeble intellectually to have his own views, but rather acts as a pre-amp to those of others?

Yeah, sort of. But everyone is influenced by who they interact with and are around a lot. If you never, ever hear any conservative input and any real world looks at anything but only are constantly surrounded by leftist pablum and talking points, its a pretty unusual person that doesn't start to be shaped by them.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 11, 2018 07:23 PM (39g3+)

224 I think God looks after us despite our great sins.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 11, 2018 07:19 PM (imSgd)


I think ... as long as people are left alone of the evening with some semblance of relaxation, some bit of hope for improvement in their relative condition, and some feeling of "success" or "luxury" ... their's not much of anything they won't endure to get it. Or turn a blind eye toward what's around them to justify it.

Or tell others to shut the Hell up and don't ruin it for the rest of us.

Posted by: ScoggDog at June 11, 2018 07:23 PM (fiGNd)

225 Posted by: Tami at June 11, 2018 07:21 PM (Enq6K)

Are they going to be dancing on it? If so, I hope it's not like the dance floor in "It's a wonderful life" which opened up and they all fell in. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 11, 2018 07:23 PM (0/+vJ)

226 He worked hard to make upper middle class america divest from tax sheltered investments and then he attacked their liquidity.

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2018 07:19 PM (Z+ROM)
---
He also de-stabilized the bond market by the hold-up job on GM's senior investors and bond-holders while the stock market was still down. Normally, if the stock market falls, people shift their assets from equities to bonds, but people were keeping cash.

Posted by: Axeman at June 11, 2018 07:23 PM (vDqXW)

227 Junk NAFTA and watch what happens.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at June 11, 2018 07:23 PM (4ErVI)

228 203 So he's too feeble intellectually to have his own views, but rather acts as a pre-amp to those of others?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at June 11, 2018 07:20 PM (+CzJu)

++++
But his views and controversial statements test really well at that sex club Bill Maher belongs to. Doesn't that count for something?

Posted by: SteveOReno at June 11, 2018 07:23 PM (2sCft)

229 Am I mixing too many metaphors???

Posted by: SteveOReno at June 11, 2018 07:20 PM (2sCft)

I identify as a simile.

Posted by: questioning metaphor at June 11, 2018 07:23 PM (zCyNd)

230 I seem to recall all these yahoos laughing when Trump said 3-4 $ growth.

Posted by: Dean Wormer at June 11, 2018 07:23 PM (fftfA)

231 Limbaugh made his comment reluctantly, when the economy was still reeling on the ropes after Bush and his cronies had their way with it.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 11, 2018 07:21 PM (BRvh1)

What?
No. He said he hoped Obama failed.

I heard him tell the story on the air multiple times. Right after O was elected, Rush was asked to write 400 words about his hopes and dreams for what Obama would do and accomplish during his presidency. And rush said "I don't need 400 words, only 4 -- 'I hope he fails.'"

As in -- I hope he fails in implementing his policy and agendas which are bad for the american economy and the american people.

Obamas failure meant the success of the country and the economy.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at June 11, 2018 07:23 PM (F5+ro)

232 221 Breaking News: "Crisis In Suburbia As Citizens Conflicted On Where To Spend Extra Income"
Posted by: FakeNewsFeed at June 11, 2018 07:23 PM (H8S+R)


"Thousands of Scientists, Researchers Now Jobless Because Trump Cured Cancer."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2018 07:24 PM (VM6ev)

233 ... when somebody says, like the person you just mentioned who I'm not going to advertise for, that he's going to bring all these jobs back, well how exactly are you going to do that? What are you going to do?

There's there's no answer to it.

He just says, 'Well, I'm going to negotiate a better deal.' Well, how ... what ... how exactly are you going to negotiate that? What magic wand do you have? And usually, the answer is he doesn't have an answer.

Was he stupid or was he lying? Fuck you, communist.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 11, 2018 07:21 PM (rnAwa)


Stupid. He was admitting that HE had no idea how to do any of this, i.e., that he was in way over his head.

But now we have a President who DOES an idea how to do this, and is doing it apace.

Every day, every success, just makes Obama look more incompetent and bungling as a President. His performance in that connection is of a piece with his athletic performance, which is visibly woeful.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at June 11, 2018 07:25 PM (+CzJu)

234 Was he stupid or was he lying?

I think President Obama genuinely thought it was impossible to do better. I believe he felt his ideas are the best of all possible ideas, and his policies the best, and look they didn't work so NOTHING could work, right?

I think God looks after us despite our great sins.

Well it wouldn't be mercy if we deserved it

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 11, 2018 07:25 PM (39g3+)

235 Yep -

Obama was like a Medievil Barber, bleeding the Economy.

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2018 07:25 PM (Z+ROM)

236 212 I wish I could show you guys pics of the platform my hubby built over our pool for the wedding. It's awesome!
Posted by: Tami at June 11, 2018 07:21 PM (Enq6K)

+++
Does it have a trapdoor? Are their alligators or piranhas involved?

Posted by: SteveOReno at June 11, 2018 07:25 PM (2sCft)

237 Bill Maher's view is held by quite a few of the protected class. Sure we hit the iceberg, it was for your own good.

Posted by: PhilDirt at June 11, 2018 07:26 PM (4HNMb)

238 "Thousands of Scientists, Researchers Now Jobless Because Trump Cured Cancer."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2018 07:24 PM (VM6ev)


"The Union of Concerned Oncologists Expresses Its ... Concern."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at June 11, 2018 07:26 PM (+CzJu)

239 bogarting joints.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2018 07:22 PM (VM6ev)

he's probably never actually rolled a j in his life. Always with an excuse at the ready.

"I'm out of papers"

"I just washed my hands and they're a little wet"

"I cut my finger"

"You do it so much better than me!"

You know. That asshole.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 11, 2018 07:26 PM (BRvh1)

240 235 Yep - Obama was like a Medievil Barber, bleeding the Economy.
Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2018 07:25 PM (Z+ROM)


Theodoric of Dork.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2018 07:26 PM (VM6ev)

241 The difference between Rush and Maher is Rush said he hoped Obama's policies failed, not that America fails.

Posted by: Abby Normal at June 11, 2018 07:26 PM (h5Lyp)

242 Am I mixing too many metaphors???

Posted by: SteveOReno at June 11, 2018 07:20 PM (2sCft)

I never metaphor I didn't like.

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at June 11, 2018 07:26 PM (T09ml)

243 Every day, every success, just makes Obama look more
incompetent and bungling as a President. His performance in that
connection is of a piece with his athletic performance, which is visibly
woeful.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at June 11, 2018 07:25 PM (+CzJu)
And it is starting to get obvious to african americans, hispanics, asians, etc. That is what the Dems fear.

Posted by: IC at June 11, 2018 07:26 PM (a0IVu)

244 BREAKING

Trump presents Kim Jong-Il with kimchee from favorite NY deli

Posted by: Miklos, webelo reporter at June 11, 2018 07:27 PM (zCyNd)

245 I got hired by a good company with no good work history in the last decade and while living on Appalachias skid row. I cant even spend all the money.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 11, 2018 07:27 PM (oxqxj)

246 Does it retract so you can fill the pool with Sharks or Gators or something dealy ass cool?

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2018 07:23 PM (Z+ROM)


The gators couldn't be delivered in time for the wedding...they weren't Prime.

Posted by: Tami at June 11, 2018 07:27 PM (Enq6K)

247 236 212 I wish I could show you guys pics of the platform my hubby built over our pool for the wedding. It's awesome!
Posted by: Tami at June 11, 2018 07:21 PM (Enq6K)

+++
Does it have a trapdoor? Are their alligators or piranhas involved?
Posted by: SteveOReno at June 11, 2018 07:25 PM (2sCft


"Kill Bond. NOW"

- - The Donald Pleasance Blofeld

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2018 07:27 PM (VM6ev)

248 Breaking News: "Urbanites' Food Deserts Going Extinct As Entrepreneurs Rebuild, Displacing Open Spaces"

Posted by: FakeNewsFeed at June 11, 2018 07:27 PM (H8S+R)

249 CNBC's Rapid Update, for instance, puts the April-to-June period at 3.6 percent


Sara Eisen gives me a rapid update.
Posted by: Hands at June 11, 2018 07:09 PM (EzdLW)



Morgan Brennan or Kelly Evans will do as well

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 11, 2018 07:28 PM (SiINZ)

250 Impeach Trump and replace him with Hillary and you would most definitely get that recession you are hoping for.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at June 11, 2018 07:28 PM (h1jJh)

251 244 BREAKING

Trump presents Kim Jong-Il with kimchee from favorite NY deli

Posted by: Miklos, webelo reporter at June 11, 2018 07:27 PM (zCyNd)

I love North Koreans!

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at June 11, 2018 07:28 PM (4ErVI)

252 Well it wouldn't be mercy if we deserved it
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 11, 2018 07:25 PM (39g3+)

Somebody I know was ranting full bore about the whole theodicy thing ("why does God allow bad things to happen? And if he does the, he doesn't deserve my worship", basically.)

I didn't want to get into a thing with the guy, but my answer would have been, "Who the hell are you to think you deserve good things?"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 11, 2018 07:28 PM (BRvh1)

253 Socialism never works. Ever. It only works as long as Scandinavia has American bucks to prop up their defense budgets.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton

____________

It doesn't work, but it can fester for a very long time.

Scandinavia isn't all that socialist anymore, before Trump's tax cut , these countries had had about half the corporate tax rate the US did. They've moved away from a lot of state-owned industries real socialism, but are still like a really blue state.

And places like Norway have offshore drilling that basically pays for all their social services and a population smaller than Arizona. It's pretty hard to mess that up.

I know it's supposed to be some dream model for liberals, but you can't really replicate that and much of it is made up.

venezuela is a better example of real socialism

Posted by: Maritime at June 11, 2018 07:28 PM (lKmt3)

254 Socialism never works. Ever. It only works as long as Scandinavia has American bucks to prop up their defense budgets.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2018 07:21 PM (VM6ev)

Pumping literal boatloads of light sweet Brent crude props up their economies while being remarkably homogeneous populations provides cultural stability, or it used to.

As opposed to a huge, diverse Superpower trying to run a socialist model, it's the difference between playing air guitar, and an orchestra playing a symphony. It's hard to mess up air guitar.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at June 11, 2018 07:28 PM (jp0Bv)

255 >>The gators couldn't be delivered in time for the wedding.


Gotta be some sister humpin' Southern Morons willing to wrassle you up some gators for a wedding party.

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2018 07:28 PM (Z+ROM)

256 I think President Obama genuinely thought it was impossible to do better.

He's no different than Bush.

If they could bring back American Manufacturing while keeping American Labor prices low - no problem.

Neither could figure out how to do the former without the latter. Except by importing more labor.

You know ... like the GOP is trying to do now.

Posted by: ScoggDog at June 11, 2018 07:28 PM (fiGNd)

257 OT, just how is this summit going to be handled? Does Kim speak any English? Each brings their own interpreters?

Posted by: IC at June 11, 2018 07:28 PM (a0IVu)

258 I'd like to know how you think SS is tied to welfare.

It could be but not the way you've said.

for the lower stipend recipients it is. If SS is reduced for them they will have to sign up for welfare or other programs as they don't have enough money/income to live otherwise.

Two things would keep SS solvent:

Put a cap on the income of those who receive SS. Right now it's fairly high. Way higher than what's needed for a decent living. If those payments were not made those getting them would not suffer as they already have enough retirement income to live well.

Second is to begin some in depth investigation into all the disability claims. many are fraudulent. whole groups composed of lawyers doctors and accountants have made getting disability so easy. Many are career government workers who know how to game the system.

Medicare has always been a loser and should be reformed into some sort of national minimal plan but not mandatory.

Posted by: jakee308 at June 11, 2018 07:28 PM (VqY5W)

259 Bill Maher: I'm Rooting for a Recession Which Hurts Americans




I'm rooting for the bubonic plague to hit Maher

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 11, 2018 07:29 PM (SiINZ)

260
BREAKING:

Drug Addicts Forced to Endure Smelly Homeless People in Starbucks.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2018 07:29 PM (VM6ev)

261 MAGA!!

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at June 11, 2018 07:29 PM (0OmEj)

262 Does it have a trapdoor? Are their alligators or piranhas involved?
Posted by: SteveOReno at June 11, 2018 07:25 PM


How about sharks with frikkin' lasers on their heads?

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at June 11, 2018 07:29 PM (T09ml)

263 Obama's average quarterly growth rate (not the same as a single quarter number) was... 1.5%, putting him dead last of all presidents since WW2.
.........

bumper sticker:

Never Forget
King Shit Midas

Posted by: wth at June 11, 2018 07:29 PM (HgMAr)

264 259 Bill Maher: I'm Rooting for a Recession Which Hurts Americans


I'm rooting for the bubonic plague to hit Maher
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 11, 2018 07:29 PM (SiINZ)


Ann Coulter was "boob-on ick."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2018 07:29 PM (VM6ev)

265 " What is Atlanta Fe' ?"

You've never heard of the Athens, Towaliga, and Atlanta Fe?


Neither have I but it might make a catchy tune.

Posted by: f'd at June 11, 2018 07:29 PM (UdKB7)

266 Obama is clueless, to be sure, but he sure as hell wasn't intentionally trying to do anything to strengthen America. If he was, his policies would have succeeded once in awhile, just by random chance.

But no. Each and every thing he did damaged or weakened America in some way. That was not random chance, but active malevolence.

Posted by: rickl at June 11, 2018 07:30 PM (sdi6R)

267 The difference between Rush and Maher is Rush said he hoped Obama's policies failed, not that America fails.

Posted by: Abby Normal at June 11, 2018 07:26 PM (h5Lyp)
---
But the left took at as if the Great Lightbringer failed, then America failed--and how dare he say that?!

The left, like some women, hold you to task for what they infer, not necessarily what they said.

Posted by: Axeman at June 11, 2018 07:30 PM (vDqXW)

268 BREAKING

Members of drum circle beaten to bloody pulp as newly employed neighbors demand some damn peace and quiet after work

Posted by: Miklos, webelo reporter at June 11, 2018 07:30 PM (zCyNd)

269 I'm rooting for the bubonic plague to hit Maher

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 11, 2018 07:29 PM (SiINZ)
...........

either that or a bus

Posted by: wth at June 11, 2018 07:30 PM (HgMAr)

270 262 Does it have a trapdoor? Are their alligators or piranhas involved?
Posted by: SteveOReno at June 11, 2018 07:25 PM

How about sharks with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
Posted by: TANSTAAFL at June 11, 2018 07:29 PM (T09ml)


Too busy controlling the weather...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2018 07:30 PM (VM6ev)

271 I met Erin Gray. Six years ago today, in fact.

Posted by: josephistan at June 11, 2018 07:30 PM (ANIFC)

272 Boss Moss that's fantastic!

I think my search would have been shorter if I hadn't insisted on a 15 minute or shorter commute.

Posted by: kallisto at June 11, 2018 07:30 PM (ggiQo)

273 Breaking News: "Oppressive Inflation On Horizon As Economy Sizzles And Wages Rise"

Posted by: FakeNewsFeed at June 11, 2018 07:30 PM (H8S+R)

274 I'm in Florida (from Canada) and took the opportunity to check out my favourite outlet mall. 2 years ago it had vacant and empty stores. This year I had to pay for valet parking after driving around for 20 mins looking for a spot. The place was packed.

Same time of year.

Posted by: Sheldon at June 11, 2018 07:31 PM (qaSLM)

275 2% growth of a $20 trillion economy is $400 billion.
4% growth of a $20 trillion economy is $800 billion.

Let that sink in a minute.

Over 8 years, Obama's growth rate of 1.5% would yield and economy of $22.5 trillion. Trump's growth rate would yield $27.3 trillion. Overall we would be $20 trillion richer.

So ask yourself, is liberal horse shit worth $20 trillion? all the rules, regulations, taxes, etc? That is the real cost of all of this, and it can't be repeated enough.

Posted by: Dean Wormer at June 11, 2018 07:31 PM (fftfA)

276 I didn't want to get into a thing with the guy, but my answer would have been, "Who the hell are you to think you deserve good things?"

That's ultimately the only answer, as unsatisfying as it is. Job wanted to know, he asked exactly that: "why is this happening, I thought you loved me?"

God answered: I'm God and I know what I'm doing. Trust me or don't.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 11, 2018 07:31 PM (39g3+)

277 212 I wish I could show you guys pics of the platform my hubby built over our pool for the wedding. It's awesome!
Posted by: Tami at June 11, 2018 07:21 PM (Enq6K)

This build goes against code!

Posted by: County Inspectors at June 11, 2018 07:31 PM (GzDYP)

278 257 OT, just how is this summit going to be handled? Does Kim speak any English? Each brings their own interpreters?
Posted by: IC at June 11, 2018 07:28 PM (a0IVu)


I'm sure they each have their own interpreters. You'd have to be crazy to try your hand in another language, even if you spoke fluently. It'd be like representing yourself in a court room. When you have a mouthpiece speaking for you, you can, if necessary, distance yourself from what exactly he said.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at June 11, 2018 07:31 PM (+CzJu)

279 251 244 BREAKING

Trump presents Kim Jong-Il with kimchee from favorite NY deli

Posted by: Miklos, webelo reporter at June 11, 2018 07:27 PM (zCyNd)

I love North Koreans!
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at June 11, 2018 07:28 PM (4ErVI)
+++

And would this favorite Deli just happen to be located in Trump Tower?? HMMM???

Posted by: SteveOReno at June 11, 2018 07:32 PM (2sCft)

280
Atlanta Fe???


Would those be Georgia Gays?

Posted by: fixerupper at June 11, 2018 07:32 PM (vIjh1)

281 If Trump was even half as bad as these assholes think he is, they would "disappear" without a trace.

Posted by: tu3031 at June 11, 2018 07:32 PM (O5Q3r)

282
How cool would it be if we could find the Rooftop Koreans from '92 and have them serve as PDT's honor guard in specially designed uniforms? By Hugo Boss?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2018 07:32 PM (VM6ev)

283
Twitter gives Louis Farrakhan a slap on the wrist after posting anti-Semitic 'Satanic Jew' video




At least he didn't eat a Chick-fil-A

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 11, 2018 07:32 PM (SiINZ)

284 281. Soon.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Ask Me About SMR & Ancient Slavonaut Theory at June 11, 2018 07:33 PM (fA1SL)

285 JJ, I did want to thank you. The weather in Siberian NH has been positively balmy.
Is there a tip jar for the Weather Joos?

Posted by: RI Red at June 11, 2018 07:33 PM (n0TFd)

286 The only reason Maher's comment even gets reported is because the MFM thinks the same. Wake me when the MFM tells its zombie audience that someone, anyone, even a Deplorable, wants PDT and the Good Old USA to succeed.

Posted by: Gref at June 11, 2018 07:33 PM (AMIL/)

287 msnbc says this summit is just a distraction from russia-gate. whatever are they going to do when Mueller fizzles out?

Posted by: IC at June 11, 2018 07:33 PM (a0IVu)

288 Bumper sticker "If I'd listened to Democrats, we'd be $20 trillion poorer."

Posted by: Dean Wormer at June 11, 2018 07:33 PM (fftfA)

289 Obama is clueless, to be sure, but he sure as hell wasn't intentionally trying to do anything to strengthen America. If he was, his policies would have succeeded once in awhile, just by random chance.

But no. Each and every thing he did damaged or weakened America in some way. That was not random chance, but active malevolence.
Posted by: rickl at June 11, 2018 07:30 PM (sdi6R)
---
There is some indication that he was trying to do something. The inside scuttlebutt was that he was quite blunt with some of his advisers asking them "Where are the jobs? There were supposed to be jobs!" in regard to "shovel-ready jobs" (union-funneling)

I don't know whether that is true or a back-fill story, for a guy who--although I started off neutral--steadily seemed to be working against the good of the economy.

Posted by: Axeman at June 11, 2018 07:33 PM (vDqXW)

290 271 I met Erin Gray. Six years ago today, in fact.
Posted by: josephistan at June 11, 2018 07:30 PM (ANIFC)

++++

Of Buck Rogers fame??? Wow!

Posted by: SteveOReno at June 11, 2018 07:33 PM (2sCft)

291 Mara Gay, an editorial board member for The New York Times, suggested Monday on MSNBC that the meeting between North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and President Trump exists to distract from the Russia investigation.

-
Kabuki, people, it's just kabuki!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 11, 2018 07:33 PM (+y/Ru)

292 281 If Trump was even half as bad as these assholes think he is, they would "disappear" without a trace.
Posted by: tu3031 at June 11, 2018 07:32 PM (O5Q3r)

Ha!

Seriously. For a pan-phobic neo-nazi dictator, he kinda sucks at his job, doesn't he?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 11, 2018 07:33 PM (BRvh1)

293 garrett, dead and co show just started. Easy Wind 2nd song just started.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at June 11, 2018 07:33 PM (PUmDY)

294 I met Erin Gray. Six years ago today, in fact.

I always have had a crush on her

Obama is clueless, to be sure, but he sure as hell wasn't intentionally trying to do anything to strengthen America. If he was, his policies would have succeeded once in awhile, just by random chance.

The only thing that gives me a pause from believing that is that he didn't actively work to kill fracking, which is the only thing that kept the economy from totally cratering. Somewhere he was getting at least that much good advice or made that much of the right call.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 11, 2018 07:33 PM (39g3+)

295 God answered: I'm God and I know what I'm doing. Trust me or don't.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 11, 2018 07:31 PM (39g3+)


God - ScoggDog

Me - Hey, hold it right there. I think Chris Taylor is the guy you need. We'll all be happier.

Posted by: ScoggDog at June 11, 2018 07:34 PM (fiGNd)

296 209 159 Hah. Rural Pennsylvania is a retard.
Posted by: eleven at June 11, 2018 07:13 PM (+lOpA)

You have rural Pennsylvania to thank that we're not lamenting President Hillary right about now.
Posted by: rickl at June 11, 2018 07:21 PM (sdi6R)


Rick, I have some fun here. It's what I do.

I'm sure people in Penn are great.

Except for those cocksucker Steelers fans.

Posted by: eleven at June 11, 2018 07:34 PM (+lOpA)

297
The smartest black president was getting zero percent interest rates and $80 billion plus pumped into the economy each month, too.

The feds raised rates on Trump the moment he walked through the door.
Posted by: Moron Robbie
_________________

Yep, which makes Trump's economic numbers all the more impressive.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 11, 2018 07:34 PM (fqUgw)

298 In the 80's, my girlfriend worked in a boutique retail clothes store in Manhattan run by some designer called Janet Russo. Working with her was an 18 year old black girl by the name of Petal who was trying to become a model, and they became close friends.

Evidently, being a young black model in 1980's New York meant having to deal with Robert DeNiro. He would have people scouting the agencies for him, offering the promising black girls employment with "Bobby" in various assistant roles... always only the black girls, always only teenagers. What model/actress hopeful in New York would turn down a gig with "Bobby."

The girl told us (and we believed her - she did work for him and she was a religious and completely straight person) how he hit on her... getting her alone, late, walking in, dropping his pants and telling her, "suck it, Petal. Suck it." He didn't physically force her, and he eventually let her out of his loft, but she was a little freaked out.

He's one romantic motherfucker, and the perfect liberal hypocrite. Of course he is.

Posted by: marcus gravey at June 11, 2018 07:34 PM (T8/UU)

299 Another big distinction is this:



Limbaugh made his comment reluctantly, when the economy was still
reeling on the ropes after Bush and his cronies had their way with it.



Maher's making his comment in the middle of one of the biggest
financial booms this country has ever seen, and far from being
reluctant, he relishes the thought. With a perfunctory apology for "the
little people".






Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 11, 2018 07:21 PM

---

No one that I remember publicly called for the economy to fail so obama would lose his bid for a second term. Heck I didn't like him but I never actively rooted for the economy to tank because it would destroy my 401k.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 11, 2018 07:34 PM (+Dllb)

300 Social Security would be pretty easy to fix, it's just a political stalemate that Democrats are never going to "not" use against Republicans .

And truthfully, Republicans would probably be politically stupid to do anything unless they had full control of everything.

But if they raised eligibility to like 2 years and maybe had a little more scrutiny with disability claims, that would probably fix it for everyone here to retire.

My guess is though any solution will first need a crisis and both sides will have to give up something. So I expect a tax increase to make it solvent at a minimum.

Posted by: Maritime at June 11, 2018 07:34 PM (lKmt3)

301 Breaking News: "Trumpmania Causing Alarming Rise In Depression In Hollywood, Writer's Block Now Epidemic"

Posted by: FakeNewsFeed at June 11, 2018 07:35 PM (H8S+R)

302 Heh. From the Business Insider...

'We're America, bitch': A senior White House official sums up the Trump Doctrine

Posted by: golfman at June 11, 2018 07:35 PM (If3tB)

303 285 JJ, I did want to thank you. The weather in Siberian NH has been positively balmy.
Is there a tip jar for the Weather Joos?
Posted by: RI Red at June 11, 2018 07:33 PM (n0TFd)


"Leesen, meester!"

- - the Mohel

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2018 07:35 PM (VM6ev)

304 Food desert. Who came up with this asinine notion?

Posted by: Fritz at June 11, 2018 07:35 PM (J7XgW)

305 >>. Easy Wind 2nd song just started.


I love you man, but Easy Wind without Pigpen?

Next you'll tell me they are playing 'The Rub'!

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2018 07:35 PM (Z+ROM)

306 "With a perfunctory apology for "the little people". '

That f'wad said basically " if that's what it takes to save the country so be it." While the dogeater was around we were just praying for survival.

Posted by: f'd at June 11, 2018 07:35 PM (UdKB7)

307 Obama is clueless, to be sure, but he sure as hell wasn't
intentionally trying to do anything to strengthen America. If he was,
his policies would have succeeded once in awhile, just by random chance.
====

If Obama had been a sleeper islamic agent tasked with destroying the USA, western civilization and all that is right and good, what would he have done differently?

SPOILER: NOTHING

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at June 11, 2018 07:35 PM (pw+jk)

308 257 OT, just how is this summit going to be handled? Does Kim speak any English? Each brings their own interpreters?

Posted by: IC at June 11, 2018 07:28 PM (a0IVu)

I think he speaks French. He went to school in Switzerland.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at June 11, 2018 07:36 PM (4ErVI)

309 256
I think President Obama genuinely thought it was impossible to do better.



He's no different than Bush.



If they could bring back American Manufacturing while keeping American Labor prices low - no problem.



Neither could figure out how to do the former without the latter. Except by importing more labor.



You know ... like the GOP is trying to do now.
***
If you need to import the labor, WE DONT NEED THE JOBS

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at June 11, 2018 07:36 PM (h1jJh)

310 ...Clearly an absolute nebbish and know-nothing about
literally anything and everything. With the exception of rabble rousing
and bogarting joints.





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2018 07:22 PM (VM6ev)



I will never, ever forgive the brainwashed lemmings who thought that electing an unaccomplished "community organizer" who was going to fundamentally transform the country was the thing this country needed. It goes a long way towards convincing me that Democracy is way over-rated.

Posted by: LGoPs at June 11, 2018 07:36 PM (FWsqf)

311 Me - Hey, hold it right there. I think Chris Taylor is the guy you need. We'll all be happier.

CS Lewis said he was dragged kicking and screaming to faith. Against his full resistance. There's a terrific poem out there called the Hound of Heaven about the same thing: a man who runs and tries to avoid the truth as much as he can.

But if Gog wants ya... yer got. Ain't nobody He needs, but apparently millions he wants.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 11, 2018 07:36 PM (39g3+)

312 Rick, I have some fun here. It's what I do.

I'm sure people in Penn are great.

Except for those cocksucker Steelers fans.
Posted by: eleven at June 11, 2018 07:34 PM (+lOpA)
++++

I think you've confused Pittsburg's team with the Philadelphia Eegles.....Kneeling Cocksuckers, they are.

Posted by: SteveOReno at June 11, 2018 07:36 PM (2sCft)

313 Posted by: eleven at June 11, 2018 07:34 PM (+lOpA)

It's the Iggles that suck.

bunch a thugs and philly dipwads.

Posted by: jakee308 at June 11, 2018 07:36 PM (VqY5W)

314 In the 1-on-1 discussions, each side has two translators.

One of the US translators is the top CIA expert on North Korea. Born in Korea.

Kim probably has no equivalent, but Brennan may be there to help.

Posted by: Miklos, kimbee bob enthusiaist at June 11, 2018 07:37 PM (zCyNd)

315 284 281. Soon.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Ask Me About SMR & Ancient Slavonaut Theory at June 11, 2018 07:33 PM (fA1SL)

Hey, I was browsing Amazon & came across something I'd think you like.

Armoured Trains: An Illustrated Encyclopedia 1825-2016



https://tinyurl.com/y89xsam6

Posted by: josephistan at June 11, 2018 07:37 PM (ANIFC)

316 >>He's one romantic motherfucker, and the perfect liberal hypocrite. Of course he is.


My adorable little cousin has been his 'personal assistant' for years.

I can't even begin to imagine...

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2018 07:37 PM (Z+ROM)

317 Mara Gay, an editorial board member for The New York Times, suggested
Monday on MSNBC that the meeting between North Korean dictator Kim Jong
Un and President Trump exists to distract from the Russia investigation.
Back off, bitch! That's our schtick!

Posted by: This...Is CNN at June 11, 2018 07:37 PM (O5Q3r)

318 291 Mara Gay, an editorial board member for The New York Times, suggested Monday on MSNBC that the meeting between North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and President Trump exists to distract from the Russia investigation.

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Kabuki, people, it's just kabuki!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 11, 2018 07:33 PM (+y/Ru)

Yeah, and the Treaty of Versailles was just to distract from FDR's wheelchair.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 11, 2018 07:37 PM (BRvh1)

319 great. Now I have this mental image of Barack Obama running around in a green centurian helmet going "Ka Boom?? There was supposed to be an earth shattering kaboom??"

Posted by: fixerupper at June 11, 2018 07:37 PM (vIjh1)

320 I think he speaks French. He went to school in Switzerland.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at June 11, 2018 07:36 PM (4ErVI)
Huh...I did not know that..I suspect he wants a change; he sees China and So Ko thriving with capitalism, so why not No Ko?

Posted by: IC at June 11, 2018 07:37 PM (a0IVu)

321 Rush never said he wanted the economy to fail. He was referring to Obama's overall anti-American, lefty agenda.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 11, 2018 07:37 PM (rzeBH)

322 If you want to criticize Trump for something real, he's destroyed Hollywood. The movie magic makers have to devote so much time to Trump = Hitler, they can't make good movies anymore.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 11, 2018 07:37 PM (+y/Ru)

323 315. Got that book for #1 son.
Ordered another fer m'self.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Ask Me About SMR & Ancient Slavonaut Theory at June 11, 2018 07:37 PM (fA1SL)

324 310 It goes a long way towards convincing me that Democracy is way over-rated.
Posted by: LGoPs at June 11, 2018 07:36 PM (FWsqf)

It's not the Democracy. It's the brainwashing.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2018 07:37 PM (VM6ev)

325 (Or whatever. Mash together whichever historical things you want to make that joke actually work)

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 11, 2018 07:38 PM (BRvh1)

326
I think I saw a very gray Erin Gray on a tv commercial last week.

A commercial for some drug.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at June 11, 2018 07:38 PM (0g+ZS)

327 Each leader has his own translator You always translate INTO your own native language, never the other way around.

Funny movie: "Italian For Beginners" (DNMK)

Posted by: strawdog at June 11, 2018 07:38 PM (Cssks)

328

Col Wilma Daring

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at June 11, 2018 07:38 PM (0g+ZS)

329 Obama needs to have that magic wand shoved right up his ass. Clueless fuck.

And the only ones more clueless than him were the imbeciles that voted for him. Twice.

Posted by: LGoPs at June 11, 2018 07:38 PM (FWsqf)

330 I'm confused how Trump is destroying "democracy" though. Unless you define Democracy as "Democrats win" or something.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 11, 2018 07:39 PM (39g3+)

331 Mara Gay, an editorial board member for The New York Times, suggested Monday on MSNBC that the meeting between North Korean dictator Kim Jong
Un and President Trump exists to distract from the Russia investigation.


The NYT editorial board exists to kiss my ass.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 11, 2018 07:39 PM (rzeBH)

332 If you need to import the labor, WE DONT NEED THE JOBS

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at June 11, 2018 07:36 PM (h1jJh)


Come on now ... you do if you're writing the checks.

And that's the deal here - this labor market is too tight for those writing the checks.

Fuck the demand. They really, really don't look at that shit. Trust me. Demand is like some black magic voodoo shit.

But labor costs ? They know that number. To the penny.

And I know - you know - that I know - that you know. That missive was for the rest of the board.

Posted by: ScoggDog at June 11, 2018 07:39 PM (fiGNd)

333 If Trump was even half as bad as these assholes think he is, they would "disappear" without a trace.

Posted by: tu3031 at June 11, 2018 07:32 PM (O5Q3r)
..............

and mysteriously "reappear" hanging under an overpass. Tee hee.

Posted by: Jefe El Donaldo - MAGA Cartel at June 11, 2018 07:39 PM (HgMAr)

334 OT: I've just discovered tonight that a ~6 month old, unopened, 5 quart jug of (Mobil 1 full synthetic) motor oil had sprung a leak at a bottom edge and had leaked out into my apartment's closet. I've had old jugs of water do this, but never motor oil. Has anyone here had that experience?

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at June 11, 2018 07:40 PM (NL6wI)

335 296
Rick, I have some fun here. It's what I do.

I'm sure people in Penn are great.

Except for those cocksucker Steelers fans.
Posted by: eleven at June 11, 2018 07:34 PM (+lOpA)


No problem. I should have thrown a smiley in there somewhere.

Posted by: rickl at June 11, 2018 07:40 PM (sdi6R)

336 Food desert. Who came up with this asinine notion?

-
I don't know but Mooch popularized it.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 11, 2018 07:40 PM (+y/Ru)

337 Fritz: "Food desert. Who came up with this asinine notion?"

The putzes who wanted to shame other people into dumping other people's money into an economically nonviable entity in the middle of crime zones.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at June 11, 2018 07:40 PM (H8S+R)

338 BREAKING:



Drug Addicts Forced to Endure Smelly Homeless People in Starbucks.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2018 07:29 PM (VM6ev)

SMH... Trump's America /s

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 11, 2018 07:41 PM (imSgd)

339 (Or whatever. Mash together whichever historical things you want to make that joke actually work)

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 11, 2018 07:38 PM (BRvh1)
---
Da da da. dee dee dee -- And whatever the hell else ya want in there!

Posted by: Irving Cohen at June 11, 2018 07:41 PM (vDqXW)

340 OK I gotta go folks but I'm gonna do a shameless self promotion here: I write novels. Fantasy and suspense, give them a look and pick one up please. My sales are terrible lately.

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Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 11, 2018 07:41 PM (39g3+)

341 SS won't get fixed until checks stop.

Then the GOPe and Jackasses will have cover to make changes that they can't get done now because of too much political fallout.

It will be a national mess. Probably be some emergency spending bills for a while to keep the checks going and then a different program for recipients to transfer to.

And if the economy gets going, that will save SS and Medicare for a few more years.

Ironic isn't it?

Posted by: jakee308 at June 11, 2018 07:41 PM (VqY5W)

342 Why do stinky hippees not like pipelines?

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 11, 2018 07:41 PM (oxqxj)

343 It's not the Democracy. It's the brainwashing.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2018 07:37 PM (VM6ev)


Agreed. Just frustrating that the brainwashing's so effective. Thank you Frankfort School. Wish the bastards had stayed in Germany.

Posted by: LGoPs at June 11, 2018 07:41 PM (FWsqf)

344 Remember how in the age of Shit Midas they always adjusted the estimated economic indicators downward?

Consider if the econmic forecasters were unbiased, working a model that averages out over the long term.

Given that - Shit Midas always did worse that average, always.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at June 11, 2018 07:42 PM (1g7ch)

345 If any cocksucker Steelers fans voted for Trump you're the best.

Posted by: eleven at June 11, 2018 07:42 PM (+lOpA)

346 Huh...I did not know that..I suspect he wants a change; he sees China and So Ko thriving with capitalism, so why not No Ko?

Posted by: IC at June 11, 2018 07:37 PM (a0IVu)

I'm not sure he does speak another language, but you'd figure he had to pick something up after being there for several years. Maybe not.

But yeah he definitely knows what it's like outside of North Korea.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at June 11, 2018 07:42 PM (4ErVI)

347 'Has anyone here had that experience'

Not exactly but yea if you have some cat litter throw that on it.

Posted by: f'd at June 11, 2018 07:42 PM (UdKB7)

348 330 I'm confused how Trump is destroying "democracy" though. Unless you define Democracy as "Democrats win" or something.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 11, 2018 07:39 PM (39g3+)

Yes, it's always "our democracy" he's destroying. I.e., their way of running things.

Posted by: josephistan at June 11, 2018 07:42 PM (ANIFC)

349 I'm confused how Trump is destroying "democracy" though. Unless you define Democracy as "Democrats win" or something.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 11, 2018 07:39 PM (39g3+)
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It's a shortening of Democratocracy.

Posted by: Axeman at June 11, 2018 07:42 PM (vDqXW)

350 I think Everytown has stopped writing Hogg's tweets. I guess he is not useful to them now that he is a HS graduate.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 11, 2018 07:42 PM (wdmm9)

351 I think he speaks French. He went to school in Switzerland.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at June 11, 2018 07:36 PM (4ErVI)

Lil' Kim studied at the International School Of Berne, where all students either know or learn English.

According to his teachers, he was a terrible English student, and even worse at French.

Posted by: Miklos, kimbee bob enthusiaist at June 11, 2018 07:42 PM (zCyNd)

352 257 OT, just how is this summit going to be handled? Does Kim speak any English? Each brings their own interpreters?

Posted by: IC at June 11, 2018 07:28 PM (a0IVu)
...........

Nah, we just bring James Taylor to sing for him.

Posted by: Lurch at June 11, 2018 07:42 PM (HgMAr)

353 If you want to criticize Trump for something real,
he's destroyed Hollywood. The movie magic makers have to devote so much
time to Trump = Hitler, they can't make good movies anymore.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 11, 2018 07:37 PM (+y/Ru)

======
And from 2007 to 2016 they were to busy tongue bathing the milk chocolate messiah. And from 200- 2008 to busy hating on GW Bush. Then from 1992-2000 too busy on BJ Clenis's cock... and then from...
Pervywood hasn't done much of anything of quality in decades.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at June 11, 2018 07:42 PM (pw+jk)

354 I like dessert with my food.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 11, 2018 07:42 PM (oxqxj)

355
334 OT: I've just discovered tonight that a ~6 month old, unopened, 5 quart jug of (Mobil 1 full synthetic) motor oil had sprung a leak at a bottom edge and had leaked out into my apartment's closet. I've had old jugs of water do this, but never motor oil. Has anyone here had that experience?

i'd have the exterminator check for nanites.

Posted by: Anachronda at June 11, 2018 07:42 PM (xGZ+b)

356 Scogg, about that blister.
Blisters usually are an indicator of too much friction.
Nomesane?

Posted by: RI Red at June 11, 2018 07:42 PM (n0TFd)

357 CS Lewis said he was dragged kicking and screaming to faith. Against his full resistance. There's a terrific poem out there called the Hound of Heaven about the same thing: a man who runs and tries to avoid the truth as much as he can.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 11, 2018 07:36 PM (39g3+)


And he also wrote my favorite quote ... about the tyranny of the well intentioned.

CS was a complicated cat.

Posted by: ScoggDog at June 11, 2018 07:43 PM (fiGNd)

358 By being an actual 100% USDA certified prime asshole, Bil Maher can say things that others may not like to hear. Such as:

"Left - you want to defeat Trump? Then pray for an economic armegedon."

He hurts all ways as he takes the curmudgeon's way out.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Sponsors the Last Voyage of the SS Sea Cuck! at June 11, 2018 07:43 PM (0QYMt)

359 298
In the 80's, my girlfriend worked in a boutique retail clothes store in
Manhattan run by some designer called Janet Russo. Working with her was
an 18 year old black girl by the name of Petal who was trying to become a
model, and they became close friends.



Evidently, being a young black model in 1980's New York meant having
to deal with Robert DeNiro. He would have people scouting the agencies
for him, offering the promising black girls employment with "Bobby" in
various assistant roles... always only the black girls, always only
teenagers. What model/actress hopeful in New York would turn down a gig
with "Bobby."



The girl told us (and we believed her - she did work for him and she
was a religious and completely straight person) how he hit on her...
getting her alone, late, walking in, dropping his pants and telling her,
"suck it, Petal. Suck it." He didn't physically force her, and he
eventually let her out of his loft, but she was a little freaked out.



He's one romantic motherfucker, and the perfect liberal hypocrite. Of course he is.





Posted by: marcus gravey at June 11, 2018 07:34 PM (T8/UU)


Sounds like the movie remake of "My Little Harvey".
Dislike Trump, fine, but the disgusting antics (f*** Trump!) are beyond the pale. I wish someone who passes him on the street brings a haymaker from left field and clocks his sorry azz. And then a TMZ camera is there about 20 seconds later to film him pushing his nose back in line.



Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 11, 2018 07:43 PM (UsCnO)

360 Oh man.

Imagine if Trump pulls out some kind of woowoo voodoo juju on the Social Security problem and actually comes up with a viable, semi-stable solution that the populace more or less accepts....

They'll have to dynamite Mt. Rushmore and start over.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 11, 2018 07:43 PM (BRvh1)

361 I thought German was more prevalent in Switzerland.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 11, 2018 07:43 PM (JHatX)

362

what's frankfort mean in German?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at June 11, 2018 07:43 PM (0g+ZS)

363 >>Has anyone here had that experience?


Rats need Lube, too.

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2018 07:43 PM (Z+ROM)

364 These are all the same story, aren't they?

Star Wars, Chik-FIl-A, Maher's Poverty for Peasants...

They're all about SJWs injecting stupid leftist politics into every aspect of life,; movies, food, work, etc.

It's the Totalitarian Impulse. They'd happily put half the country in the Camps if they could until we agree Pot-Sexuals can marry Pansexuals and have little Wokkies.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at June 11, 2018 07:44 PM (Ndje9)

365 I speak Austrian, mate.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 11, 2018 07:44 PM (oxqxj)

366 Nomesane?
Posted by: RI Red at June 11, 2018 07:42 PM (n0TFd)


You rotten ol' dog. How ya' been ?

She's been on a diet. Must be proud of herself. Keeps wanting to show me her progress.

I don't mind.

Posted by: ScoggDog at June 11, 2018 07:44 PM (fiGNd)

367 But if they raised eligibility to like 2 years and maybe had a little more scrutiny with disability claims, that would probably fix it for everyone here to retire.

My guess is though any solution will first need a crisis and both sides will have to give up something. So I expect a tax increase to make it solvent at a minimum.

Posted by: Maritime at June 11, 2018 07:34 PM (lKmt3)

Just "progressively" add a month to retirement dates by birthdate.

Currently, someone exactly 61 or 64 moves to 61+1 month or 64+1 month.

Do the math where someone 50 has to wait until 70.

I'm 57. I'd give up a few months / years.

AND fix SSDI.

Posted by: golfman at June 11, 2018 07:45 PM (If3tB)

368 298 this post should go on the sidebar.


I wonder if DeNiro is soon to be #MeToo'd?

Posted by: kallisto at June 11, 2018 07:45 PM (ggiQo)

369 350
I think Everytown has stopped writing Hogg's tweets. I guess he is not useful to them now that he is a HS graduate.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 11, 2018 07:42 PM (wdmm9)

Think child star that grew up. Michael Jackson without the talent. Shirley Temple without actual abilities.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Sponsors the Last Voyage of the SS Sea Cuck! at June 11, 2018 07:45 PM (0QYMt)

370 what's frankfort mean in German?

-
Hotdog castle

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 11, 2018 07:45 PM (+y/Ru)

371 Switzerland is trilingual. German, French, and Italian cantons. Not sure of the numerical breakdown.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 11, 2018 07:46 PM (rzeBH)

372 Food desert. Who came up with this asinine notion?


Posted by: Fritz at June 11, 2018 07:35 PM (J7XgW)
-------------------------------

There are cities/neighborhoods within cities, that are essentially no-go zones right here in the USA.

It's too dangerous to do business there, and the larger supermarket chains have for the most part closed any stores they might have had there, for the simple reason the stores are robbed through both the front and back doors.

That gives newly arrived immigrants a possible entrepreneur opportunity - open a mini mart in a neighborhood lacking one. But these are mini marts not supermarkets. They sell food but not a lot of it. And it's extremely dangerous for the proprietors. Think of the roof top Koreans back in the LA riots in the '90's.

Posted by: Boots at June 11, 2018 07:46 PM (blfUS)

373 Obama had at best a superficial understanding of markets and the workings of economics. A real dillitane given the keys to the kingdom.

Posted by: Cm9000 at June 11, 2018 07:47 PM (fRU2t)

374 Yeah , well, Steelers fans are a bunch of front runners, if they wouldn't have won a dozen or so super bowls they wouldn't have that many fans.

Posted by: Skip j at June 11, 2018 07:47 PM (pHfeF)

375
what's frankfort mean in German?

-
Hotdog castle

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks



I believe this.
Because I read it on AoS.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at June 11, 2018 07:47 PM (0g+ZS)

376 Ich bin ein Frankfurter!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 11, 2018 07:47 PM (wdmm9)

377 what's frankfort mean in German?

The capital of Kentucky. Same as here.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 11, 2018 07:47 PM (rzeBH)

378 Switzerland is trilingual. German, French, and Italian cantons. Not sure of the numerical breakdown.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 11, 2018 07:46 PM (rzeBH)

Quadrilingual. Don't forget Romansch.

Posted by: Miklos, linguini linguist at June 11, 2018 07:48 PM (zCyNd)

379 343
Thank you Frankfort School.
Posted by: LGoPs at June 11, 2018 07:41 PM (FWsqf)


We should nuke Frankfort, KY just because.

Posted by: rickl at June 11, 2018 07:48 PM (sdi6R)

380 Switzerland has Chinese food?

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 11, 2018 07:49 PM (oxqxj)

381 Obama had at best a superficial understanding of markets and the
workings of economics. A real dillitane given the keys to the kingdom.


Given the keys by a foolish, unserious people. Who are still around.

Posted by: LGoPs at June 11, 2018 07:49 PM (FWsqf)

382 Minimarts and convenience stores charge a lot more for everything too. A loaf of bread for $6. A gallon of milk for double what you'd pay at a supermarket.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at June 11, 2018 07:49 PM (4ErVI)

383 what's frankfort mean in German?





Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at June 11, 2018 07:43 PM (0g+ZS)


Hmmm. Fortress of the Franks. I think. Charlemagne's Empire encompassed lands east of the Rhine into areas of Germany that had been Roman ruled or at least very heavily Roman-influenced.

Cologne/Koln is a corruption of "Colonia".

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Sponsors the Last Voyage of the SS Sea Cuck! at June 11, 2018 07:49 PM (0QYMt)

384 Switzerland is trilingual. German, French, and Italian cantons. Not sure of the numerical breakdown.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 11, 2018 07:46 PM (rzeBH)



There's also Romansh which is some Latin descendant

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 11, 2018 07:49 PM (SiINZ)

385 We should nuke Frankfort, KY just because.
Posted by: rickl at June 11, 2018 07:48 PM (sdi6R)


Other than losing the Dish ... I don't think they'd notice.

Posted by: ScoggDog at June 11, 2018 07:49 PM (fiGNd)

386
380 Switzerland has Chinese food?
Posted by: Boss Moss at June 11, 2018 07:49 PM (oxqxj)


They have fangoul.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2018 07:49 PM (VM6ev)

387 We should nuke Frankfort, KY just because.
Posted by: rickl at June 11, 2018 07:48 PM (sdi6R)

A friend of mine heard from her aunt's boyfriends' boyfriend that there's #Patriarchy in Frankfort, KY.

In case you needed a reason.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 11, 2018 07:49 PM (BRvh1)

388 Time waits for no man.

CUSTOMERS at a McDonald's restaurant in Australia have taken to social media to complain about strict bathroom policies that have caused "accidents".

In order to use the bathroom at the fast-food restaurant in Maroochydore, Queensland, customers claim they have to first place their order and use the code on the bottom of the receipt to get access to the toilet - a system in place at multiple McDonald's restaurants in the UK.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 11, 2018 07:49 PM (+y/Ru)

389 We should nuke Frankfort, KY just because.

Posted by: rickl at June 11, 2018 07:48 PM (sdi6R)

Heh. Amateurs.

Posted by: Auric Goldfinger at June 11, 2018 07:49 PM (zCyNd)

390 I think he saw all those pictures of the lighting on the Earth from orbit and a big dark space where Nok was bummed him out.

He looks like a guy who enjoys the good things in life. And although he could give to bloody shits for his people he can't get some things that he wants without changing his economy and some overseas investment.

Then he looks to the South and sees all the goodies just out of reach.

He's a young guy too. And with Iran going down soon, he'll be all alone of the axis of evil. Remember that?

Yeah He's the only one left. Cuba will soon be subverted. another couple years when all the castros are dead it will change. Iran's about to get trashed and all the terrorists are being killed or maimed.

NoKorea's the only hold out. And he knows threats won't work with Trump.

Posted by: jakee308 at June 11, 2018 07:50 PM (VqY5W)

391 "Obama had at best a superficial understanding of markets and the
workings of economics. A real dillitane given the keys to the kingdom."


He couldn't run a lemonade stand without the ferret.

Posted by: f'd at June 11, 2018 07:50 PM (UdKB7)

392 384
There's also Romansh which is some Latin descendant
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 11, 2018 07:49 PM (SiINZ)

My Romansch, you have nothing to fear with French like these...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2018 07:50 PM (VM6ev)

393 >>what's frankfort mean in German?

-
>>Hotdog castle

My people still speak in awed tones of the great Frankfurt - Hamburg wars.

Many condiments were lost.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 11, 2018 07:50 PM (/tuJf)

394 We should nuke Frankfort, KY just because.


Posted by: rickl at June 11, 2018 07:48 PM (sdi6R)

Louisville first.

Posted by: jakee308 at June 11, 2018 07:50 PM (VqY5W)

395 Bill Maher's ugly dwarf dick has been inside Ann Coulter.

Posted by: Under Fire at June 11, 2018 07:50 PM (r9UYA)

396 Any nuclear weapons landing in Kentucky would just bounce off John Calipari's hair.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 11, 2018 07:51 PM (rzeBH)

397 Always a big fan of the Khmer Rouge.

Posted by: Bill Maher's Buttworms at June 11, 2018 07:51 PM (Tyii7)

398 We should nuke Frankfort, KY just because.
Posted by: rickl at June 11, 2018 07:48 PM (sdi6R)

No thanks. I am just down wind of Frankfort.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 11, 2018 07:51 PM (JHatX)

399 We should nuke Frankfort, KY just because.

Posted by: rickl at June 11, 2018 07:48 PM (sdi6R)


Heh. I actually think it's the Frankfurt school, now that I think of it. My mistake.

BTW - how do you pronounce the capital of Kentucky? Lewis-ville or Looeyville?


Posted by: LGoPs at June 11, 2018 07:51 PM (FWsqf)

400 But if they raised eligibility to like 2 years and
maybe had a little more scrutiny with disability claims, that would
probably fix it for everyone here to retire.



My guess is though any solution will first need a crisis and both
sides will have to give up something. So I expect a tax increase to make
it solvent at a minimum.



Posted by: Maritime at June 11, 2018 07:34 PM (lKmt3)



Just "progressively" add a month to retirement dates by birthdate.



Currently, someone exactly 61 or 64 moves to 61+1 month or 64+1 month.



Do the math where someone 50 has to wait until 70.



I'm 57. I'd give up a few months / years.



AND fix SSDI.


Posted by: golfman at June 11, 2018 07:45 PM

---

That's already been done to a certain extent, but it is voluntary. The only way that will work is if it is made mandatory and congress will not do that.


I can get $1,160 a month in SS $$$ next April at 62. If I wait until I reach full retirement age at 66 and 6 months I would get $1,660 a month.


Problem is I have no idea when I am going to die so I am going to take my SS as soon as I am eligible.



Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 11, 2018 07:51 PM (+Dllb)

401 Switzerland has Chinese food?

------

Yup. Big St Bernards with barrels of brandy around their necks.

Delicious.

Posted by: fixerupper at June 11, 2018 07:51 PM (vIjh1)

402 395 Bill Maher's ugly dwarf dick has been inside Ann Coulter.

Posted by: Under Fire at June 11, 2018 07:50 PM (r9UYA)


That's like saying the Millennium Falcon was inside that asteroid worm.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2018 07:51 PM (VM6ev)

403 395 Bill Maher's ugly dwarf dick has been inside Ann Coulter.

Posted by: Under Fire at June 11, 2018 07:50 PM (r9UYA)



Politics makes horrible horrible bedfellows.

Posted by: eleven at June 11, 2018 07:52 PM (+lOpA)

404 I thought German was more prevalent in Switzerland.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 11, 2018 07:43 PM (JHatX)

It's a good thing that Kim Jong Un didn't go to school in Austria, or we'd have to find one of those Austrian language experts that Obama used in his super successful diplomatic forays to interpret for Whoa Fat!

Posted by: SteveOReno at June 11, 2018 07:52 PM (2sCft)

405 Posted by: JackStraw at June 11, 2018 07:50 PM (/tuJf)

There was the Mayonnaise Wars also. That was a mess.

Posted by: jakee308 at June 11, 2018 07:52 PM (VqY5W)

406 Louisville first.
Posted by: jakee308 at June 11, 2018 07:50 PM (VqY5W)


On one hand ... I like that sentiment. Quite a bit. Sure - I'm 45 minutes away - but fuck it, sacrifices must be made.

But on the other hand ... I'm sick of spending Public Money for Public Improvements.

Posted by: ScoggDog at June 11, 2018 07:52 PM (fiGNd)

407 Kentucky has the best rest stops.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 11, 2018 07:52 PM (oxqxj)

408 Loovull

Posted by: eleven at June 11, 2018 07:52 PM (+lOpA)

409 Food Desert. 'Round here it means that shoplifting is so staggeringly popular that the stores close their doors. I have zilch in the way of sympathy. None. Did I mention that I don't care?

Posted by: Burger Chef at June 11, 2018 07:53 PM (RuIsu)

410 AND fix SSDI.

Something needs to be done for the older folks.

Those cocksuckers have been confiscating my money against my will for 44 yrs. I have retirement saved up, but it just pisses me off.

Posted by: Infidel at June 11, 2018 07:53 PM (LBSeG)

411 "Bill Maher's ugly dwarf dick has been inside Ann Coulter."

This is a very weird world.

Posted by: f'd at June 11, 2018 07:53 PM (UdKB7)

412 Lewis-ville or Looeyville?


Posted by: LGoPs at June 11, 2018 07:51 PM (FWsqf)

Frank- fert.

And it's loo-eh-vull

Posted by: golfman at June 11, 2018 07:53 PM (If3tB)

413 noob

Posted by: eleven at June 11, 2018 07:53 PM (+lOpA)

414 407 Kentucky has the best rest stops.
Posted by: Boss Moss at June 11, 2018 07:52 PM (oxqxj)


Elaine Chao doesn't count.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2018 07:54 PM (VM6ev)

415 JackStraw, has Elvis gotten off your lap yet?

Posted by: Ben Had at June 11, 2018 07:54 PM (YzPI7)

416 Many condiments were lost.

----

Tho too many people relish the thought of war.

Posted by: fixerupper at June 11, 2018 07:54 PM (vIjh1)

417 The French dude, Justin and Merkel sure showed Trump. Their moral authority or something. What a bunch of clowns.

Posted by: Cm9000 at June 11, 2018 07:54 PM (fRU2t)

418 372
Food desert. Who came up with this asinine notion?





Posted by: Fritz at June 11, 2018 07:35 PM (J7XgW)

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



There are cities/neighborhoods within cities, that are essentially no-go zones right here in the USA.



It's too dangerous to do business there, and the larger supermarket
chains have for the most part closed any stores they might have had
there, for the simple reason the stores are robbed through both the
front and back doors.



That gives newly arrived immigrants a possible entrepreneur
opportunity - open a mini mart in a neighborhood lacking one. But these
are mini marts not supermarkets. They sell food but not a lot of it.
And it's extremely dangerous for the proprietors. Think of the roof top
Koreans back in the LA riots in the '90's.



Posted by: Boots at June 11, 2018 07:46 PM (blfUS)


Actually, food deserts are created when racist evil whites and Joos conspire to deny all of the poor people fresh vegetables so they will eventually be the size of North Koreans.
Instead they are forced to eat Doritos (except no Cool Ranch flavor - those are reserved for the rich white kids) and Mountain Dew.

I thought everyone knew that already.

Posted by: Barky, ValJar and Associates, LLC at June 11, 2018 07:54 PM (UsCnO)

419 Considering how long it took to finally get the east end bridge in, I would not be surprised if Louisville was nuked.

I mean, why wouldn't it?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 11, 2018 07:54 PM (JHatX)

420 There's also Romansh which is some Latin descendant

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 11, 2018 07:49 PM (SiINZ)

IIRC, the only naval battle in Switzerland was fought by a Roman squadron on one of the lakes as barbarians were trying to pass through.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Sponsors the Last Voyage of the SS Sea Cuck! at June 11, 2018 07:54 PM (0QYMt)

421 Posted by: JackStraw at June 11, 2018 07:50 PM (/tuJf)

There was the Mayonnaise Wars also. That was a mess.

Posted by: jakee308 at June 11, 2018 07:52 PM (VqY5W)

The soldiers in their Picklehaubes were terrifying.

Posted by: Miklos, shuddering at June 11, 2018 07:54 PM (zCyNd)

422
Leonard Cohen song:

First we take Manhattan
Then we take ________?


Frankfort?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at June 11, 2018 07:54 PM (0g+ZS)

423 Those cocksuckers have been confiscating my money against my will for 44 yrs. I have retirement saved up, but it just pisses me off.
Posted by: Infidel at June 11, 2018 07:53 PM (LBSeG)

And your employer has matched. Every. Damn. Dollar.

Little known fact by the LIV.

Posted by: golfman at June 11, 2018 07:55 PM (If3tB)

424 403
395 Bill Maher's ugly dwarf dick has been inside Ann Coulter.



Posted by: Under Fire at June 11, 2018 07:50 PM (r9UYA)





Politics makes horrible horrible bedfellows.

Posted by: eleven at June 11, 2018 07:52 PM (+lOpA)

Politics is the exception to Rule 34.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Sponsors the Last Voyage of the SS Sea Cuck! at June 11, 2018 07:55 PM (0QYMt)

425 Le Nood.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 11, 2018 07:55 PM (JHatX)

426 414
407 Kentucky has the best rest stops.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 11, 2018 07:52 PM (oxqxj)





Elaine Chao doesn't count.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2018 07:54 PM (VM6ev)


Thread Winner!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 11, 2018 07:55 PM (UsCnO)

427 Intuit shuts down payments on all gun purchases


https://preview.tinyurl.com/y77axuaj

Intuit also sells TurboTax and Quicken software.

Glad I don't use any of their shitware.


Posted by: Under Fire at June 11, 2018 07:55 PM (r9UYA)

428 It's Loo ah vill

Posted by: jakee308 at June 11, 2018 07:55 PM (VqY5W)

429 Each combatant trying to ketchup with the other.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 11, 2018 07:55 PM (oxqxj)

430 I thought German was more prevalent in Switzerland.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 11, 2018 07:43 PM (JHatX)


You can't fool me. I know they speak Swiss in Switzerland.

Posted by: BHO at June 11, 2018 07:55 PM (sdi6R)

431
And your employer has matched. Every. Damn. Dollar.

Little known fact by the LIV.

Posted by: golfman at June 11, 2018 07:55 PM (If3tB


Idjots.

Posted by: Infidel at June 11, 2018 07:56 PM (LBSeG)

432 422


Leonard Cohen song:



First we take Manhattan

Then we take ________?






Big Mike?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 11, 2018 07:56 PM (UsCnO)

433 Sidebar:
Six people are charged with the running of an international prostitution ring, whose call-girls entertained the actor Robert de Niro

Methinks, yon hit dog doth bellow loudest.

Masks. Dropping.


Trump!

Posted by: canned hate at June 11, 2018 07:56 PM (cnxiK)

434 Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 11, 2018 07:54 PM (JHatX)

Heh.

Now and then, traffic is shitty getting away from the West End, to New Albany.

So I detour through Portland and such. Usually play a little Merle for 'em, windows down.

I consider it a little bit of a cultural exchange. Kind of a good deed.

Posted by: ScoggDog at June 11, 2018 07:57 PM (fiGNd)

435 In order to use the bathroom at the fast-food restaurant in Maroochydore, Queensland, customers claim they have to first place their order and use the code on the bottom of the receipt to get access to the toilet - a system in place at multiple McDonald's restaurants in the UK.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 11, 2018 07:49 PM (+y/Ru)
---
I bet that only applied to Aborigines.

Posted by: Axeman at June 11, 2018 07:58 PM (vDqXW)

436 I've been through the food desert on a horse with no name

It felt good to be out of the rain

In the food desert you can remember your name

'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain

La, la, la la la la, la la la, la la...

La, la, la la la la, la la la, la la...

Posted by: America the Despicable at June 11, 2018 07:58 PM (J7XgW)

437 And your employer has matched. Every. Damn. Dollar.

Little known fact by the LIV.
Posted by: golfman at June 11, 2018 07:55 PM (If3tB)


Dude ... we pay 14% now ... and STILL fuckers on this site talk about how nobody should expect to retire on SSI.

14%. 1 dollar out of every 7.

Posted by: ScoggDog at June 11, 2018 07:59 PM (fiGNd)

438 "Progress" is good, Scogg. Unless it is progressivism.
I have one thing insured by Progressive. Can't wait to sell it and tell Flo to bite me. But remove dentures first.
OK, all for me until the BAH level reaches dangerous heights.

Posted by: RI Red at June 11, 2018 08:01 PM (n0TFd)

439 I am Grey.
I stand between the Candle and the Star.

We are Grey.
We stand between the Darkness and the Light

Posted by: Deleon, Anla Shok at June 11, 2018 08:03 PM (rwVFm)

440 "When the Congress is in session, it's like when the baby gets hold of a hammer. You just hope there ain't too much damage before you get any from 'em again."

Posted by: Miklos, quotong Will Rogers at June 11, 2018 08:10 PM (zCyNd)

441 Funny - when liberals are in power I don't have to root for all sorts of calamities to happen - they just do.

Posted by: Dean Wormer at June 11, 2018 08:19 PM (fftfA)

442 Maher is one of the self-hating bed-fouling schumer with schiff for brains who've been systematically and aggressively undermining and debasing our culture and institutions.

They don't rest, they don't sleep, they don't give up.
Historically it has not ended well.

Posted by: WontSubmit at June 11, 2018 08:22 PM (122Gu)

443 Quarterly growth varies a lot. Obama had quarters over 5%. But it was bipolar: it would be very high, then very low. Yearly average was 2% ish. It is much more consistent so far under Trump.

https://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/national/gdp/gdp_glance.htm

Posted by: Original Roy at June 11, 2018 09:09 PM (9Tlm9)

444 Dude ... we pay 14% now ... and STILL fuckers on this site talk about how nobody should expect to retire on SSI.

14%. 1 dollar out of every 7.
Posted by: ScoggDog

I think we realize, deep down, that the billions, nay ...trillions collected have been spent and squandered.

It's always been "pay as you go" with Social Security for the last few decades. The paper bonds put away as a "trust fund" are worth whatever the government thinks they are worth.
I've been paying in for over 45 years, early just a tiny bit of course, but who really knows if there is going to be anything there at all. The promises from the government are worth about as much as a roll of used toilet paper.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at June 11, 2018 09:20 PM (S6Pax)

445 An "unstoppable economy"?

I stopped it dead for eight years.

Posted by: Barack Hussein Double-O-bama, On My Own Majesty's Secret Service at June 11, 2018 09:40 PM (Ndje9)

446 No, Rush Limbaugh did not get boycotted for making the same remark. He got boycotted for saying literally the precise opposite.

Limbaugh wanted Obama to fail in implementing his Marxist policies, so that America could succeed. Bill Maher wants America to fail, so that Trump will fail.

Posted by: Cymbaline at June 11, 2018 09:44 PM (n9joN)

447 Maher is was, and always will be, a self satisfied jerk--with not much to be satisfied abouit.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at June 11, 2018 11:09 PM (Sda6L)

448 On the other hand, watch the closing of Maher's show. He gets that the left owns the culture - but the R's are governing everything and getting a lot of stuff done. He scorns the left for being so happy with their "sick burns" and getting Roseanne fired while accomplishing nothing. Some great schadenfreude here. https://tinyurl.com/y9upet62

Posted by: GlobalTrvlr at June 11, 2018 11:56 PM (upesu)

449 It's easy for Trump to have a bombastic economy when the previous President did everything possible to create stasis.

Posted by: undocumented illegal SMOD at June 12, 2018 12:37 AM (e8kgV)

450 Maher may trip over his nose.

Posted by: Real Woman, Not Plastic at June 12, 2018 12:47 AM (HLTe8)

451 undocumented Illegal : you've never cleaned up much after a drunken party with infants in diapers, have you?

Btw..the word "bombastic doesn't mean what you think it does.

Posted by: Real Woman, Not Plastic at June 12, 2018 12:49 AM (HLTe8)

452 Yea, Bush only had a short improvement on the economy. But, of course he dealt with the dotcom bubble bursting in early 2001 which hurt the economy. Then 9/11, anthrax scare, the Indonesia tsunami. Katrina and the housing bubble burst which caused a recession. Also, he dealt with the left turning on him followed by the independents and then some on the right. I still don't care for Trump personally, but think he is doing a good job as President and would vote for him again. However, neither he nor Obama have dealt with the things Bush did.

Posted by: YatYas at June 12, 2018 01:43 AM (xN9Un)

453 380 Switzerland has Chinese food?
Posted by: Boss Moss at June 11, 2018 07:49 PM (oxqxj)



"Fondue Chinoise."
It's a demi glace/rich stock for braising instead of molten cheese. Kinda like hot pot, but better.

Posted by: BuddyPC at June 12, 2018 09:56 AM (VaN6y)

454 Bill Mayer can hope for failure and American's to suffer, he can afford to, a Rich, Privileged, white who lives in a gated upscale community in a Mansion with armed guards he won't feel any pain.
The same goes for De Niro, A washed up, old white man who is rich and too old to get a new gig, living in a Mansion, probably the same gated guarded community Maher lives in, full of privileged entitled who thinks he can stay relevant by preaching to the Choir filled with the same rich, white entitled and privileged democrat voting people.
Look at who these are and what they are when they get struck with Trump derangement and loose mouth syndrome.

Posted by: obsidian at June 12, 2018 10:35 AM (ARK2U)

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