Privately-Funded Prosecutions: Michael Bloomberg Paying "Fellows" to Embed Themselves in State and Local Government to File Lawsuits -- With the State's Authority -- Against the Left's Enemies

These positions are not provided for by law, so there is no money budgeted for salaries.

So Michael Bloomberg just pays his anti-gun minions to serve in state and local government and harass energy companies.

Creating privately-funded prosecutors, not created by any law but using the state's authority, to harass people on behalf of the environmentalist lobby.

I wonder if this has something to do with banks boycotting firearms manufacturers.

RoboCop suggested that Privately-Owned Government would be a phenomenon of the rightwing. Naturally, this prediction was wrong; all grotesque perversions of government and democratic republicanism will come from the left.


A New York University School of Law program funded by billionaire Michael Bloomberg is placing lawyers in the offices of Democratic state attorneys general and paying them to prosecute energy companies and challenge Trump administration policies on energy and the environment.

Nine states and Washington, D.C., including New York, Illinois and Pennsylvania, are participating in the multimillion-dollar program funded by the media magnate and ex-New York City mayor, who re-registered as a Democrat this week amid expectations of a run for president in 2020.

The 14 current fellows in the program report to the attorneys general, but they are paid by NYU's Bloomberg-funded State Energy & Environmental Impact Center. State AG offices hire these trained lawyers -- not students but seasoned professionals with years of experience -- as special assistant attorneys general.

Under terms of the arrangement, the fellows work solely to advance progressive environmental policy at a time when Democratic state attorneys general have investigated and sued ExxonMobil and other energy companies over alleged damages due to climate change.

Although many government agencies have employees funded by outside sources, critics say using special interest money for targeted government action is inappropriate. Christopher Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, who wrote a report on the NYU center, said the fellowships come with specific strings attached. "[AG] offices must agree to use prosecutors to 'advance progressive clean energy, climate change, and environmental legal positions,'" Horner said.

David J. Hayes, the center's executive director, did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

...

The fellows have played a role in filing at least 130 regulatory, legal and other challenges to federal environmental policies since 2017, according to a review of filings.


The full extent of the attorneys' participation in many cases is veiled by attorney-client confidentiality.
In an email last year to Democratic-held offices, Hayes wrote that "we are engaged with ethics experts and individuals in some of your offices to ensure confidentiality" of the programís work. The email was provided to RealClearInvestigations by the office of Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, a Democrat.


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Some Republican offices challenged the authority of attorneys general to accept the funding and the attached obligation to report activities back to the Bloomberg center. Rebecca Ballweg, a spokeswoman for Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel, said her office determined that the program would not be legal.

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"The public's expectation is that a stateís chief law enforcement official acts in an unbiased and objective manner," said Harold Kim, the executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform. "Regardless of the underlying issue, when political interest groups participate in embedding paid staff in a state attorney general's office, that credibility is called into question."

What will be left of America if they ever come to power again?

NeverTrump is eager to find out -- they trust their leftwing authoritarian friends implicitly -- but real Americans are not.

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1 Bloomberg just re registered Democrat lol

Posted by: steevy at October 10, 2018 03:01 PM (mCMQ5)

2 We will have to root them out, or make them irrelevant.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 10, 2018 03:01 PM (hyuyC)

3 Attention Jeff Sessions. Please pick up your nearest white courtesy phone.

Posted by: Sponge at October 10, 2018 03:02 PM (F4u7C)

4 steevy

We already knew this.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 10, 2018 03:02 PM (hyuyC)

5 This seems completely legal and on the up and up.


/s

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 10, 2018 03:02 PM (ycWCI)

6 So was it Bloomberg of Soros who paid for Dox Boy to be Sheila Jackson Lee's trusted bagman?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 10, 2018 03:02 PM (rFXJM)

7 RICO



...



Suave

Posted by: garrett at October 10, 2018 03:03 PM (zPOWd)

8 Howdy.

Posted by: hawkpilot at October 10, 2018 03:03 PM (p6e8W)

9 One step closer to a hot civil war.

Posted by: Under Fire at October 10, 2018 03:03 PM (r9UYA)

10 Willowed

491 So, U3 unemployment is at 3.7% (U6 at 7.5%, lowest since May 2001), labor force stands at 156MM (highest ever), productivity at its highest level ever recorded, wage growth solid at 4.8%, job vacancies are up, manufacturing jobs are up bigly, and employment levels for blacks and Hispanics are at near all-time highs.

Yeah, perfect time to crash the market (and hopefully the economy), because obviously everything sucks.

Posted by: DocJ at October 10, 2018 03:04 PM (9TYxj)

11 Exxon Mobil agrees about Climate change they just disagreed that they should have topay damages.See an Exxon ad you would never know they had anything to do with filthy oil and gas.It's all carbon sequestration technology,working on solar etc...

Posted by: steevy at October 10, 2018 03:04 PM (mCMQ5)

12 This kind of shit should be illegal. Private money working under color of government. WTF

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at October 10, 2018 03:04 PM (0OmEj)

13 Michael Bloomberg.... Freidrich Krupp

Posted by: kraken at October 10, 2018 03:04 PM (ffWPP)

14 The "unpaid intern" who doxxed the GOP senators was a fellow payed by some outside party.

Posted by: steevy at October 10, 2018 03:04 PM (mCMQ5)

15 This is outrageous!
Bloomberg is purchasing and wielding state power for his private interest.



Also...that doxxer was a "fellow" not an unpaid intern. Who was paying his salary, one wonder.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 10, 2018 03:05 PM (W+vEI)

16 At least Krupp gave the world the 88mm and a decent coffee maker.

What has Bloomberg given us?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 10, 2018 03:05 PM (rFXJM)

17 Yep that's a Leftist tactic, lawsuits until your broke or give in.

Posted by: Skip at October 10, 2018 03:05 PM (T4oHT)

18 This is outrageous! Bloomberg is purchasing and wielding state power for his private interest.

Yeah! Only Soros gets to do that!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 10, 2018 03:05 PM (YqDXo)

19 Steevy, look at my #6

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 10, 2018 03:05 PM (rFXJM)

20 This French fizzy water tickles my nose.

Posted by: J. Sessions - Deep State Forever at October 10, 2018 03:06 PM (r9UYA)

21 NeverTrump is eager to find out -- they trust their leftwing authoritarian friends implicitly -- but real Americans are not.

I for one WELCOME the bootprint of our Leftist masters on my face !!

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at October 10, 2018 03:06 PM (Izjjo)

22 Hmmm... could we then fund an AG to go after Illegals using State Laws?

Like laws against Identity Theft? Or misrepresenting who you are?

And use them to claw back money that has been fraudulently paid by the taxpayer for illegals educations? (the Courts say we must educate them, they never said who had to PAY for it).

Posted by: Don Q. at October 10, 2018 03:06 PM (NgKpN)

23
How is this even legal or constitutional? Why not just have the Chinese convert their spies into privately funded quasi-govt lawsuit firms?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 10, 2018 03:06 PM (r+sAi)

24 If this is legal, the laws should be changed. We can't have private billionaires using the power of government to advance their personal preferences.

Posted by: hawkpilot at October 10, 2018 03:06 PM (p6e8W)

25 first Sessions would need to reach for his alarm clock

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at October 10, 2018 03:06 PM (N1ZXu)

26 TX-23 is now a safe hold for the GOP.

Dems pulling funding.

Posted by: HA at October 10, 2018 03:06 PM (MAstk)

27 Traitors. We used to execute them.

Posted by: Eromero at October 10, 2018 03:06 PM (zLDYs)

28 19 Yes,I have been wondering the same thing.

Posted by: steevy at October 10, 2018 03:06 PM (mCMQ5)

29 So this is a centralized top down effort with one guy at the top?

Posted by: nip at October 10, 2018 03:06 PM (DfGpI)

30 Posted by: steevy at October 10, 2018 03:04 PM (mCMQ5)

Yep - Big Oil re-branding themselves as Energy Companies. It's actually pretty smart, given that even they know Oil isn't going to last forever - just a whole hell of a lot longer than anyone predicted even 5-years ago.

They certainly want to be in the forefront of "what's next in energy" - and frankly I trust them in that endeavor long before I trust any of these lefty/greenie outfits.

Posted by: DocJ at October 10, 2018 03:06 PM (9TYxj)

31 Looks like Bloomberg is going to get hit with a bunch of BOFA violations.

Posted by: Flyguy at October 10, 2018 03:07 PM (3sOO0)

32 But I'm constantly told that Democrats want to get big money out of politics.

Posted by: Sponge at October 10, 2018 03:07 PM (F4u7C)

33 Pretty sure Soros has a similar Sec'y of State project at the state level.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at October 10, 2018 03:07 PM (87EdW)

34 'these orcs are not FROM Mordor'

that money isn't going TO politics. . .

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at October 10, 2018 03:08 PM (N1ZXu)

35 Equal protection. How does it work?

Add it to the long train of abuses.

I am beginning to think they really want a civil war.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at October 10, 2018 03:08 PM (5jVnA)

36 C'mon.. this is just a new form of Letters of Marque.

Entrepeneurs with the imprimateur of the State

Posted by: McCool at October 10, 2018 03:08 PM (Izjjo)

37 How about a rule of no prosecutorial immunity from damages suits for wrongful prosecutions by these moles.

Posted by: Bud Norton at October 10, 2018 03:08 PM (6cOMd)

38 @3

He can't hear you, he's in France on busy work assignments given to him by AG Rosenstein.


Jeff Sessions is a disgraceful and immoral piece of shit.


Posted by: Kreplach at October 10, 2018 03:08 PM (kT3/m)

39 Obviously some companies think it's a lot cheaper to pay off SJWs than fight them. Paradoxically, the left can win this battle simply by starving conservatives of funds. Even Google has bowed out of partnerships with the Trump Administration, turning down money for their ideological advantage.

And I haven't seen a good argument as to how Americans can neuter that advantage without being the first to resort to violence.

Posted by: trev006 at October 10, 2018 03:08 PM (J+c/7)

40 These people would not be filing any lawsuits against anyone without the permission of the State AG.

Period.

It does not work that way at all, any major litigation would be signed off by the AG. This I darn well know. These people may be hired with a grant from some Bloomberg Foundation but running around, doing things that are highly political without the express approval of a very political actor like the AG? No.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - No Consigliere? Can't Nuke From Orbit? Restock Your Cliches at The Outrage Outlet! at October 10, 2018 03:08 PM (hLRSq)

41
The corgis, they have been called.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 10, 2018 03:08 PM (BWL+E)

42 Brad Schimel, that's my AG !

Yay !



Srsly, how is this legal ?

WTAF !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at October 10, 2018 03:09 PM (58Au8)

43 So are the staff of these folks paid with state funds? Are they using official letterheads on correspondence? Are ANY public funds being used in any way by these people? Do they supply their own office supplies, refreshments, parking fees, etc.?

If not, then taxpayers ARE paying for this.

What is the payoff for Bloomberg himself? And what is the rate of return on his "investments"?

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at October 10, 2018 03:09 PM (uDcBt)

44 If they are leaning on creditors, this is a RICO case - is it not?

Posted by: garrett at October 10, 2018 03:09 PM (zPOWd)

45 This is counteracting any attempts to reduce the size of government. Say a department cuts back staff to reduce costs and focus on only necessary activities, then you get some outside benefactor to fund these boutique -- progressive -- activities.

Just because it's not funded by the taxpayers doesn't mean it is outside of taxpayer scrutiny. At least, that's how it *should* work.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 10, 2018 03:09 PM (W+vEI)

46 When does this cross the line to violating civil rights under the color of authority?

It's like putting Kluxers in change of Sheriff departments in southern states.

Wait ...

Posted by: Grump928(C) at October 10, 2018 03:10 PM (clUke)

47 Imagine if the states let Pro-life groups fund
health inspectors for Abortion clinics.

I'm sure the Left would be fine with that, right ?

Posted by: McCool at October 10, 2018 03:10 PM (Izjjo)

48 What has Bloomberg given us?


Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 10, 2018 03:05 PM (rFXJM)


Rage headaches.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at October 10, 2018 03:10 PM (5jVnA)

49 TX-23 is now a safe hold for the GOP.

too bad the incumbent votes with dems so no loss for them

Posted by: DanMan at October 10, 2018 03:10 PM (QMG5F)

50 This is a big fucking deal.

Posted by: Not Joe Biden at October 10, 2018 03:10 PM (8iiMU)

51 These state AGs that allow this are certainly fellow travelers, but they forget that he who pays the piper calls the tune. They are, essentially, being bought.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at October 10, 2018 03:11 PM (87EdW)

52 Providing the best government money can buy!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at October 10, 2018 03:11 PM (m0074)

53 Why is this BS not illegal? I would bet that it really is so why is not Sessions acting?

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at October 10, 2018 03:11 PM (mpXpK)

54 >>What is the payoff for Bloomberg himself? And what is the rate of return on his "investments"?



One "payoff" is that he doesn't have to actually pass legislation or get people elected to get his issues/desires implemented by the government.

That saves a lot of money and effort, no?
Also sidesteps scrutiny/oversight.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 10, 2018 03:11 PM (W+vEI)

55 Similar article talking about privately funded climate change lawsuits, from the Federalist last month


https://tinyurl.com/ya86covx

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vote Red! at October 10, 2018 03:11 PM (LISuA)

56 TX-23 is now a safe hold for the GOP.

Dems pulling funding.
Posted by: HA at October 10, 2018 03:06 PM (MAstk)

Can a Republican moderate hold a majority Hispanic district in Texas? We made 35873 calls, and 495 people spoke to us.

Will Hurd, the Republican candidate, has a modest lead in our poll.
51% +-5
Will Hurd
INCUMBENT
7%
Undecided
43% +-5
Gina Ortiz Jones
FMR. USAF
Given expectations, our poll is a good result for Republicans. But remember: It's just one poll, and we talked to only 495 people. Each candidate's total could easily be five points different if we polled everyone in the district. And having a small sample is only one possible source of error.


You NEVER see them state this when they oversample the shit out of Dems in any poll the NYTimes does.

Posted by: Sponge at October 10, 2018 03:11 PM (F4u7C)

57 Posted by: DanMan at October 10, 2018 03:10 PM (QMG5F)



We need eery seat to hold the House.

Posted by: HA at October 10, 2018 03:11 PM (MAstk)

58 first Sessions would need to reach for his alarm clock

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at October 10, 2018 03:06 PM (N1ZXu)
..............

*snnyyyklllzzz* Crap, jes five more minutes... *snnyyyklllzzz*

Posted by: Snooze Button Sessions at October 10, 2018 03:11 PM (HgMAr)

59 The list of traitors to the US Constitution just keeps getting longer.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 10, 2018 03:11 PM (UsCnO)

60 If we only had an AG

Posted by: It's me donna at October 10, 2018 03:12 PM (O2RFr)

61 Serious question


Any indication that Maryland is one of the nine mentioned States?

We are in a major political fight with our Democratic States Attorney filing law suit after law suit against the feds. And no explanations to where the money is coming from.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 10, 2018 03:12 PM (cqNba)

62 Leftover from the prepping thread: There are a number of articles on prepping for $5 a week. They usually have helpful lists. This one is pretty good.

https://bit.ly/2PsWUDe

Posted by: notsothoreau at October 10, 2018 03:12 PM (JKNZq)

63 This kind of shit should be illegal. Private money working under color of government. WTF
Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at October 10, 2018 03:04 PM (0OmEj)

Same as the traffic cameras installed by and paid for private companies who then collect part of the fines. In some instances they are even paying for the salary of the cops while they use the hand held cameras.

Posted by: WOPR at October 10, 2018 03:12 PM (KZqWD)

64 Yeah, perfect time to crash the market (and hopefully the economy), because obviously everything sucks.
Posted by: DocJ at October 10, 2018 03:04 PM (9TYxj)


Even if all the major corporations felt the urge to crash the markets, they're doing so against a business President who loves deregulating the economy. He'll simply cut down regulations even further so new entrants can come into thr market and take the abandoned market share.

More: as an alternative to conservatism, Trump can simply nationalize the most central firms and jail their top leadership. I don't think these people understand how actual fascists can dominate the entire state economy, and think they will be very unpleasantly surprised by how weak they actually are.

Posted by: trev006 at October 10, 2018 03:12 PM (J+c/7)

65 He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.



Sounds... familiar...

Posted by: Don Q. at October 10, 2018 03:12 PM (NgKpN)

66 How is this any different than borrowing a weapon from someone who knows you plan on committing a crime with it?

If I say, 'hey let me borrow your sword so I can run that bastard through.'

And you hand me your sword.

And I get my stab on.

We've both just committed a crime, no?

Posted by: garrett at October 10, 2018 03:12 PM (zPOWd)

67 Wtf!

Also, is this just level 2 of sue and settle?

Posted by: TonicDog at October 10, 2018 03:13 PM (uW2GE)

68 Who says that Bloombatz doesn't work for the Chinese? Not me. Tentacle dough.

Posted by: klaftern at October 10, 2018 03:13 PM (RuIsu)

69 On Beyond Petroleum

Posted by: Doctor Zeus at October 10, 2018 03:13 PM (4mUNO)

70 Just like anything they do, gonna happen in states that WANT this kind of thing in the first place. California, New York, etc.

Any place else would recognize the implicit wrongness of it.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at October 10, 2018 03:14 PM (37IEG)

71 Exxon Mobil agrees about Climate change they just disagreed that they should have to pay damages.

I don't know I agree Exxon is on the Climate Change bandwagon but they sure know where their weak point of attack is, and they are willing to pay protection money to Democrat causes to save themselves. Stupid.

Yesterday, Exxon agreed to donate $1 million to a Democrat PAC promoting a carbon tax.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vote Red! at October 10, 2018 03:14 PM (LISuA)

72 Jeff Sessions is a disgraceful and immoral piece of shit.


Posted by: Kreplach

No, he's a highly, principled establishment Republican. He doesn't know how to fight by the new rules. Trump needs a warrior as AG, look at how political Holder was - and double down.

Posted by: Jean at October 10, 2018 03:14 PM (UXFaG)

73 Never mind.

The original article lists Maryland as a participant.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 10, 2018 03:14 PM (cqNba)

74 Thus the importance of being able to put the "right" people on the SC

Posted by: It's me donna at October 10, 2018 03:15 PM (O2RFr)

75 The left lives its life on "credible" things that aren't in any way, credible.

Climate change is bogus non-science that they swear is "settled" and are willing to destroy the world economy for it. "Balsey" Ford wasn't credible either.

Posted by: Sponge at October 10, 2018 03:15 PM (F4u7C)

76 Meanwhile I guess the Fed got the economic cooling off they were after today.

Good job boys! Assholes.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at October 10, 2018 03:15 PM (37IEG)

77

EM LIVERWURST FOADDY-FI!!!

Posted by: Maxine Waters' Hair at October 10, 2018 03:15 PM (7AQC5)

78 George Soros helped Harris County get a dem DA but we have a hell of a firewall with Ken Paxton in Austin.

Posted by: DanMan at October 10, 2018 03:15 PM (QMG5F)

79 Hey, if you are going to run for office, you have to expect to be murdered. No hard feelings, it's just politics.

Posted by: Eric Holder at October 10, 2018 03:15 PM (uzD/b)

80 Yesterday, Exxon agreed to donate $1 million to a Democrat PAC promoting a carbon tax.
Posted by: Huck Follywood

Keep your enemies closer?

Posted by: Jean at October 10, 2018 03:15 PM (UXFaG)

81
A New York University School of Law program funded by billionaire Michael Bloomberg is placing lawyers in the offices of Democratic state attorneys general and paying them to prosecute energy companies and challenge Trump administration policies on energy and the environment.

Like Fanucci placing his nephew in Abbandando's store.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 10, 2018 03:16 PM (BWL+E)

82 I miss the encouraging words of the Sessions and Huber Glee Squad.

Posted by: Under Fire at October 10, 2018 03:16 PM (r9UYA)

83 76 Meanwhile I guess the Fed got the economic cooling off they were after today.

Good job boys! Assholes.

Yes, lets raise interest rates again!

Posted by: It's me donna at October 10, 2018 03:16 PM (O2RFr)

84 I don't know I agree Exxon is on the Climate Change bandwagon but they sure know where their weak point of attack is, and they are willing to pay protection money to Democrat causes to save themselves. Stupid.

Yesterday, Exxon agreed to donate $1 million to a Democrat PAC promoting a carbon tax.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vote Red! at October 10, 2018 03:14 PM (LISuA)


Imagine how hard the left would hit them if the DIDN'T pay any hush money......

Posted by: Sponge at October 10, 2018 03:16 PM (F4u7C)

85 Bloomberg is part of the Deep State appartus.... the boundaries between Deep State office holders, bankrollers, propagandists, and theorists are really very thin... they all work for a common goal.... the overthrow of Republican Governments.... globally...

Posted by: kraken at October 10, 2018 03:16 PM (ffWPP)

86 This demonstrates the importance of getting good judges confirmed. Sue and settle dries up, as a strategy, if you don't have leftist "judges" on the bench "interpreting" the law like chicken entrails.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at October 10, 2018 03:16 PM (87EdW)

87 So that is tyrannical as all fuck.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at October 10, 2018 03:16 PM (mf5HN)

88 71 Exxon Mobil agrees about Climate change they just disagreed that they should have to pay damages.

I don't know I agree Exxon is on the Climate Change bandwagon but they sure know where their weak point of attack is, and they are willing to pay protection money to Democrat causes to save themselves. Stupid.

Yesterday, Exxon agreed to donate $1 million to a Democrat PAC promoting a carbon tax.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vote Red! at October 10, 2018 03:14 PM (LISuA)

The problem with paying Dane geld... its the Dane never goes away...

Posted by: Shit said a long time ago at October 10, 2018 03:16 PM (NgKpN)

89 >>I guess the Fed got the economic cooling off they were after today.


It is a double edged sword. We can't realize a true recovery if Interest Rates are in the shitter. They have to come up.

Posted by: garrett at October 10, 2018 03:16 PM (zPOWd)

90 And these Soros and Bloomberg DAs will find no justifiable cause to prosecute anyone who murders a Republican.

Posted by: Eric Holder at October 10, 2018 03:17 PM (uzD/b)

91 >>Same as the traffic cameras installed by and paid for private companies who then collect part of the fines. In some instances they are even paying for the salary of the cops while they use the hand held cameras.


Yikes.
A few years ago they bult a toll road between Denver and Boulder. By "they" I mean the state contracted an Australian firm to build it - and they did - at no cost to the state. The Australian company now gets 100% of the toll revenue for the 1st 40 years of the toll road.

I can't even wrap my head around why the state invited a company to build a road and then reap the revenue from it - and a foreign company at that!

Posted by: Lizzy at October 10, 2018 03:17 PM (W+vEI)

92 Eric Holder is a fu*king punk.
Come to my town bitch.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 10, 2018 03:17 PM (m0074)

93 76 Meanwhile I guess the Fed got the economic cooling off they were after today.

Which, honestly, could also be playing right into PDJT's hands if he wants to go there.

He gets on the rampage over Audit The Fed and then, eventually, End The Fed he'll have one heck of an interesting coalition for that.

Posted by: DocJ at October 10, 2018 03:17 PM (9TYxj)

94 89
>>I guess the Fed got the economic cooling off they were after today.





It is a double edged sword. We can't realize a true recovery if Interest Rates are in the shitter. They have to come up.

Posted by: garrett at October 10, 2018 03:16 PM (zPOWd)
True, I've long expected a correction, but I don't have to like it

Posted by: DamnedYankee at October 10, 2018 03:18 PM (37IEG)

95 76 Meanwhile I guess the Fed got the economic cooling off they were after today.

Good job boys! Assholes.
Posted by: DamnedYankee at October 10, 2018 03:15 PM (37IEG)



Meh. Easy money was there to mask just how awful a depression the Obamunist Ohministration was.

Now? Things are booming again--and preventing inflation by jacking up interest rates makes sense.

Of course, balancing budgets and a gold standard would help.....

Posted by: Curmudgeon at October 10, 2018 03:18 PM (ujg0T)

96 Pretty common to use grant money to hire people to do something or buy equipment for a department. That Bloomberg is granting money to like-minded AG's who would take up this litigation anyway is not conceptually impossible. You just hire a special assistant attorney general with the grant money to take on a particular case.

Hiring a special assistant AG to handle a particular lawsuit or appeal is not unknown, especially where the case is in a niche area of law and the outside hired attorney is a known expert in this litigation.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - No Consigliere? Can't Nuke From Orbit? Restock Your Cliches at The Outrage Outlet! at October 10, 2018 03:18 PM (hLRSq)

97 RICO Bloomberg
RICO George Soros

Posted by: fretlesst at October 10, 2018 03:19 PM (sGtp+)

98 Of course, If I were the energy companies - I would be using black money to finance ad campaigns by the stupidest, most insane greens. Ads with kids blowing up, banning meat because of methane, saving the chickens, and that actress demanding we all use 1 sq of TP all the time - would be on all the time.

Posted by: Jean at October 10, 2018 03:19 PM (UXFaG)

99 So tell me truly. How is that not tyranny?

Posted by: Archer at October 10, 2018 03:19 PM (NR/sV)

100 Same as the traffic cameras installed by and paid for private companies who then collect part of the fines. In some instances they are even paying for the salary of the cops while they use the hand held cameras.

*******

Consider property seizures by states patrol using private advisors.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 10, 2018 03:19 PM (m0074)

101 ((( Bloomberg )))
Stereotypes arise out of thin air, for no reasons whatsoever.
All through record history.

Posted by: Wontsubmit at October 10, 2018 03:19 PM (122Gu)

102
I can't even wrap my head around why the state
invited a company to build a road and then reap the revenue from it -
and a foreign company at that!

Posted by: Lizzy at October 10, 2018 03:17 PM (W+vEI)
They usually get that by offering the state legislature a hamburger today, for which they expect a billion hamburgers over the next 100 years in return.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at October 10, 2018 03:19 PM (37IEG)

103 See what Exxon's defense lawyers said at their trials.

Posted by: steevy at October 10, 2018 03:20 PM (mCMQ5)

104 Yup... the best Prosecuting Attorneys money can buy!

Posted by: Don Q at October 10, 2018 03:20 PM (NgKpN)

105 >>So tell me truly. How is that not tyranny?


The Velvet Glove of Soft Tyranny has us by the balls, my friend.

Posted by: garrett at October 10, 2018 03:20 PM (zPOWd)

106 democrats are much shittier losers. Until they win. Then they're even shittier winners.

Posted by: Taqyia2Me at October 10, 2018 03:20 PM (Ftuf+)

107 Went to Drudge. Guess there must be another historic killer hurricane or something.

Posted by: wth at October 10, 2018 03:21 PM (HgMAr)

108 High levels of employment often run concurrent with inflation, yes????

Posted by: kraken at October 10, 2018 03:21 PM (ffWPP)

109 Yikes.
A few years ago they bult a toll road between Denver and Boulder. By "they" I mean the state contracted an Australian firm to build it - and they did - at no cost to the state. The Australian company now gets 100% of the toll revenue for the 1st 40 years of the toll road.


Honestly, the only problem I have with that is the 40 year payoff. I would prefer something like, "You get 100% until the road is paid off, then the toll gets dropped to road maintenance + X% for your troubles."

Posted by: bonhomme at October 10, 2018 03:21 PM (9qZ3S)

110 Why is every disaster now a 'war-zone'. Clueless.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at October 10, 2018 03:21 PM (37IEG)

111 >>Posted by: Wontsubmit at October 10, 2018 03:19 PM


Hitler Youth Camp must have had a half-day, today.

Posted by: garrett at October 10, 2018 03:21 PM (zPOWd)

112 The beatings will continue until morale improves.

Posted by: chinese rock at October 10, 2018 03:22 PM (wJ/0D)

113 High levels of employment often run concurrent with inflation, yes????
Posted by: kraken at October 10, 2018 03:21 PM (ffWPP)

I would agree, but when you consider that real wages have been, essentially, flat (for a variety of reasons) since the earl 1970's there really isn't much reason for high employment in thins instant to instantly translate to RUNAWAY INFLATION (eleventy)

Posted by: DocJ at October 10, 2018 03:22 PM (9TYxj)

114 The dissolution of the United States creeps ever closer. Why something like this isn't blatantly illegal is beyond me.

Posted by: Soona at October 10, 2018 03:22 PM (Fs5vw)

115 Hiring a special assistant AG to handle a particular lawsuit or appeal is not unknown, especially where the case is in a niche area of law and the outside hired attorney is a known expert in this litigation.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - No Consigliere? Can't Nuke From Orbit? Restock Your Cliches at The Outrage Outlet! at October 10, 2018 03:18 PM (hLRSq)

I'm sure that true, but that is the State going out and hiring expertise it lacks.

Not someone coming in and saying 'I'll pay this salary as long as you prosecute THESE cases'.

Posted by: Don Q at October 10, 2018 03:22 PM (NgKpN)

116 These are the stories that should be big but never will be.

It's too complicated to explain to today's 5 second attention span folks.

So many truly devious things continue right in the open because it takes too long to explain.

Now, throw in MSM complicity and you've got an outrage only to the slim percentage.


That would be us.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at October 10, 2018 03:23 PM (z79tQ)

117 Posted by: Lizzy at October 10, 2018 03:17 PM (W+vEI)

I think the newish toll road on the east side of Austin was built by a company from Spain. They had that same kind of arrangement and took a beating when the revenue didn't materialize is what I heard. Maybe somebody from over there can weigh in.

Posted by: DanMan at October 10, 2018 03:23 PM (QMG5F)

118 I think I'm pretty well informed about things but this is the first time I have heard about this. Holy hell.

Posted by: Muad'dib at October 10, 2018 03:23 PM (sjdRT)

119 Did you guys see the story about the Mexican couple who were caught walking a baby carriage full of body parts around?

How do these "people" find each other?

Is it Match.com? I'll bet it's Match.com.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 10, 2018 03:23 PM (9qZ3S)

120 Climate change is bogus non-science that they swear is "settled" and are willing to destroy the world economy for it. "Balsey" Ford wasn't credible either.
Posted by: Sponge at October 10, 2018 03:15 PM (F4u7C)


"Climate change" --> "global warming"

Make them own their own terminology, which they only abandoned after being embarrassed so many times.

"Climate change" gets them off the hook, as referring to anything and everything they want.

"Global warming" makes them a laughing stock when people are digging out from a blizzard.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 10, 2018 03:24 PM (YqDXo)

121 "hang all the law" ... it says that in the Bible ...so be it.


The law turned upside down ... it is lawfare now, on every damn thing. But Hillary runs a private server (private from FOIA, but open to China/Russia/anyone) ... she is untouchable, and FBI instead ... finds a Special Prosecutor to actively overthrow/shackle an elected POTUS.

A few are fired, probably still full pensions ... or bigger outside lobbyist job or book deals. With media 100% complicit with the lies and fake Narrative. Astounding really ...

Posted by: illiniwek at October 10, 2018 03:24 PM (Cus5s)

122 Honestly, the only problem I have with that is the 40 year payoff. I would prefer something like, "You get 100% until the road is paid off, then the toll gets dropped to road maintenance + X% for your troubles."
Posted by: bonhomme at October 10, 2018 03:21 PM (9qZ3S)

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What's even worse, some states, like Illinois, have outright sold existing toll roads.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at October 10, 2018 03:24 PM (I16G8)

123 113 High levels of employment often run concurrent with inflation, yes????
Posted by: kraken at October 10, 2018 03:21 PM (ffWPP)

I would agree, but when you consider that real wages have been, essentially, flat (for a variety of reasons) since the earl 1970's there really isn't much reason for high employment in thins instant to instantly translate to RUNAWAY INFLATION (eleventy)
Posted by: DocJ at October 10, 2018 03:22 PM (9TYxj)

Job number increases still LAG the rate of LEGAL immigration.

All together, we are importing over 2 million LEGAL immigrants per year, if you add up ALL the programs.

Posted by: Don Q at October 10, 2018 03:24 PM (NgKpN)

124 We need a list of candidates across the country who are in tight but winnable races. I've sent a little money to obvious ones, ie Cruz, James, etc. Who else needs some help? Any races close to the hearts of the Horde?

Posted by: Tuna at October 10, 2018 03:25 PM (Phln5)

125 >>How do these "people" find each other?
>>Is it Match.com? I'll bet it's Match.com.


He had an arm, a leg and a torso.

She had a leg, an arm and two feet.

That's a pretty good start.


Posted by: Gary Kreman at October 10, 2018 03:25 PM (zPOWd)

126
Not someone coming in and saying 'I'll pay this salary as long as you prosecute THESE cases'.


Posted by: Don Q at October 10, 2018 03:22 PM (NgKpN)


The motivation is different, but the act is still the same. The AG would like to go after these cases, this just makes it easier to justify taking on a case where the expense is going to be high and the chances of a win are slim. The use of the grant allows the rest of the day-to-day business to go on as it needs to.

I do not believe it was many AG's just a few doing this sort of political grandstanding.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - No Consigliere? Can't Nuke From Orbit? Restock Your Cliches at The Outrage Outlet! at October 10, 2018 03:26 PM (hLRSq)

127
I can't even wrap my head around why the state invited a company to build a road and then reap the revenue from it - and a foreign company at that!
Posted by: Lizzy at October 10, 2018 03:17 PM


Indiana toll road

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiana_Toll_Road

Posted by: Doctor Zeus at October 10, 2018 03:26 PM (4mUNO)

128 California now has some toll roads. We pay income and gas taxes up the wazoo, they just recently raised the latter, and yet ... we need toll roads too.

WTF did all the money from taxes go, anyway? Or is that a stupid question?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 10, 2018 03:26 PM (YqDXo)

129 >>Honestly, the only problem I have with that is the 40 year payoff. I would prefer something like, "You get 100% until the road is paid off, then the toll gets dropped to road maintenance + X% for your troubles."



I wonder why the road couldn't be paid for out of existing state and federal highway funds (gas taxes, etc.).
Sure they got an Australian company to build it (so it's "free"), but the taxpayers - at least the ones who have to use the toll road - eventually pay for it.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 10, 2018 03:26 PM (W+vEI)

130 Watch the PIVOT, horde..... from the SC to the Terrible Economy.... the Enemy NEVER stops attacking...

Posted by: kraken at October 10, 2018 03:27 PM (ffWPP)

131
Yep, it's time to go Teddy Roosevelt trust-busting on Google.

Rush mentioned this right at the last and I just was reading. There's been a leaked memo from Google. They're gonna be "good censors" to promote "civility and safety".

Then principles of free speech just aren't viable anymore in the age of Trump, Google says.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 10, 2018 03:27 PM (f1Vqw)

132
WTF did all the money from taxes go, anyway?

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Muchos Gracias, Gringo!!

Posted by: Jose, Juan and Pepe' at October 10, 2018 03:27 PM (8XRCm)

133 Job number increases still LAG the rate of LEGAL immigration.
Posted by: Don Q at October 10, 2018 03:24 PM (NgKpN)

I've heard about THE CRISIS IN STEM(tm) since I was an undergraduate engineering major in the mid-1980's.

30+ years in the field and have seen precisely ZERO.ZERO evidence of said "CRISIS". Want to know why Engineer salaries haven't kept up with, say, lawyer salaries?

H1-B

Posted by: DocJ at October 10, 2018 03:27 PM (9TYxj)

134 What's even worse, some states, like Illinois, have outright sold existing toll roads.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at October 10, 2018 03:24 PM (I16G


Next up: they'll burn the statehouse furniture to keep warm.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 10, 2018 03:27 PM (YqDXo)

135 119 Did you guys see the story about the Mexican couple who were caught walking a baby carriage full of body parts around?

How do these "people" find each other?

Is it Match.com? I'll bet it's Match.com.
Posted by: bonhomme at October 10, 2018 03:23 PM (9qZ3S)

PsychoFinder.com. Or so I'm told.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at October 10, 2018 03:27 PM (RD7QR)

136 I did not even imagine something like this until now.

Posted by: ArthurK at October 10, 2018 03:27 PM (IzAlf)

137 The WVA toll road gets you for a total of 6 bucks.

Posted by: Tuna at October 10, 2018 03:27 PM (Phln5)

138 WTF did all the money from taxes go, anyway? Or is that a stupid question?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 10, 2018 03:26 PM (YqDXo)
The new magical "Bullet Train" toll road system comes to mind.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at October 10, 2018 03:28 PM (37IEG)

139 He had an arm, a leg and a torso.

She had a leg, an arm and two feet.

That's a pretty good start.


Posted by: Gary Kreman at October 10, 2018 03:25 PM (zPOWd)


All they need is a head and they've got a threesome going.

Posted by: Soona at October 10, 2018 03:28 PM (Fs5vw)

140 WTF did all the money from taxes go, anyway? Or is that a stupid question?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 10, 2018 03:26 PM (YqDXo)



1. A magic Choo-choo
2. Medi-Cal for illegals

Posted by: Curmudgeon at October 10, 2018 03:29 PM (ujg0T)

141
They're gonna be "good censors" to promote "civility and safety".

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Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

Posted by: Jose, Juan and Pepe' at October 10, 2018 03:29 PM (8XRCm)

142 >>All they need is a head and they've got a threesome going.


Don't believe that guy wasn't hoping for some.

Posted by: garrett at October 10, 2018 03:29 PM (zPOWd)

143 WTF did all the money from taxes go, anyway? Or is that a stupid question?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 10, 2018 03:26 PM (YqDXo)
.............

Muchas gracias, gringo.

Posted by: Manuel Labor at October 10, 2018 03:29 PM (HgMAr)

144 off hispanic sox

Posted by: fixerupper at October 10, 2018 03:29 PM (8XRCm)

145 Even in Oregon, there are questions about this.

https://tinyurl.com/yad6d4cy

Posted by: The ARC of History at October 10, 2018 03:29 PM (TEv5V)

146 So, if Republicans buck the common knowledge trend and don't lose either chamber of Congress this year, does that do anything to the retrospectives of Obama's presidency?

Obama was fantastic! He led us through economic disaster and fixed healthcare (which we need to fix again)!

The American people rejected him pretty hard in midterms.

Trump is terrible! He colluded with Russia and is taking money out of the treasury and just giving it to rich people!

The American people largely tolerated it, and actually increased his party's hold on power.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 10, 2018 03:29 PM (8o3AL)

147 138 WTF did all the money from taxes go, anyway? Or is that a stupid question?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 10, 2018 03:26 PM (YqDXo)
The new magical "Bullet Train" toll road system comes to mind.
Posted by: DamnedYankee at October 10, 2018 03:28 PM (37IEG)


Nah. It went to Democrat cronies. Of that I have no doubt. Jerry Brown (/spit) keeps talking about putting California on a "road diet."

I wish he'd put the state on a "wetback diet." Also a "stupidity diet." Instead, we're gorging on both.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 10, 2018 03:30 PM (YqDXo)

148 This is old and stale, but.... follow the money.... at the end of that trail, you always find who is running the show......

Posted by: kraken at October 10, 2018 03:30 PM (ffWPP)

149 So, is this the same organization that paid to put "fellow" Jackson Cosko in Sheila Jackson-Lee's office, who subsequently went on to dox Republican Senators by logging into a computer in Senator Maggie Hassan's offices?

Just saying, there sure are a lot of stray "fellows" wandering around out there these days.

Posted by: MWR, Public Intellectual, aka Beth at October 10, 2018 03:30 PM (rP4OC)

150 I can't even wrap my head around why the state invited a company to build a road and then reap the revenue from it - and a foreign company at that!
Posted by: Lizzy


Because someone's brother inlaw owns a construction supply company that they bought all their shit from.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 10, 2018 03:30 PM (gECZB)

151 This sounds like a *huge* opportunity for lawfare against these cretins. If you know of an effort (I am not a lawyer and am not in the East), let me know. Worth some money.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 10, 2018 03:30 PM (I2dne)

152 Any races close to the hearts of the Horde?
Posted by: Tuna at October 10, 2018 03:25 PM (Phln5)


I'm hoping for a Republican governor for Colorado.

Posted by: Emmie at October 10, 2018 03:31 PM (4HMW8)

153 Funny ain't it...

Class 4 Hurricane hitting Florida right now... no wall to wall hair on fire coverage...

Guess it is too far from the News Headquarters in DC.

Posted by: Don Q at October 10, 2018 03:31 PM (NgKpN)

154 1. A magic Choo-choo
2. Medi-Cal for illegals
Posted by: Curmudgeon at October 10, 2018 03:29 PM (ujg0T)


3. Pay raises for teachers.
4. Pay raises for various state employees.
5 ... you get the idea.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 10, 2018 03:31 PM (YqDXo)

155 148
This is old and stale, but.... follow the money.... at the end of that trail, you always find who is running the show......

Posted by: kraken at October 10, 2018 03:30 PM (ffWPP)
It may be old and stale, but you can bet they'll keep serving it up. Without an economic collapse we don't get to see which rich dictator's family benefited, you know, like, Venezuela's.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at October 10, 2018 03:31 PM (37IEG)

156 Claire McCaskill bounced out of the Senate.... my wish....

Posted by: kraken at October 10, 2018 03:31 PM (ffWPP)

157 Chuck Schumer right up to the eve of the confirmation vote: 'They always say they're going to hang tough - until they don't.' H e fully expected his plan would cause a Kav cave.

Posted by: kallisto at October 10, 2018 03:31 PM (BEjc7)

158 >>I'm hoping for a Republican governor for Colorado.


I'm hoping a horse kicks a hole in John Tester's skull during a 'Hey look - Imma Rancher!' Photo Op.

Posted by: garrett at October 10, 2018 03:32 PM (zPOWd)

159 Any races close to the hearts of the Horde?
Posted by: Tuna at October 10, 2018 03:25 PM (Phln5)



Prayers for Dave Cox, and ANY other Republican running in CA. :-(

Posted by: Curmudgeon at October 10, 2018 03:32 PM (ujg0T)

160 148 This is old and stale, but.... follow the money.... at the end of that trail, you always find who is running the show......
Posted by: kraken at October 10, 2018 03:30 PM (ffWPP)


Leave Soros out of this.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 10, 2018 03:32 PM (YqDXo)

161 After their "long march through the institutions" this is what comes next. They use the powers of those institutions to marginalize opposition and to entrench themselves. Meet the new boss, but they ain't the same as the old boss.

Posted by: Random Thought Generator at October 10, 2018 03:32 PM (iOKfQ)

162
Any races close to the hearts of the Horde?
Posted by: Tuna at October 10, 2018 03:25 PM (Phln5)

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I want Claire McCaskill thrown out of the Senate so bad I can taste my own bitterness.

Posted by: fixerupper at October 10, 2018 03:32 PM (8XRCm)

163 95 Now? Things are booming again--and preventing inflation by jacking up interest rates makes sense.



Of course, balancing budgets and a gold standard would help.....

Posted by: Curmudgeon at October 10, 2018 03:18 PM (ujg0T)

Real inflation under Obama hoovered around 20% and they didn't raise rates then. They were maintained essentially at zero or negative and they lied about the inflation rate. All you had to do was walk through a grocery store to see inflation.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at October 10, 2018 03:33 PM (mpXpK)

164 Prayers for Dave Cox, and ANY other Republican running in CA. :-(
Posted by: Curmudgeon at October 10, 2018 03:32 PM (ujg0T)


Yep. I'm hoping Diane Harkey can pull off the impossible. Her signs around here are getting defaced/removed nightly, when the Democrats and other cockroaches come out.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 10, 2018 03:33 PM (YqDXo)

165 I wonder why the road couldn't be paid for out of existing state and federal highway funds (gas taxes, etc.).
Sure they got an Australian company to build it (so it's "free"), but the taxpayers - at least the ones who have to use the toll road - eventually pay for it.


I think it's more fair because only the people using the road have to pay for it.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 10, 2018 03:33 PM (9qZ3S)

166 And this is why the 69 judges Trump has appointed so far are so important. This is why the left is freaking out: because they cannot accomplish their goals with legislation and must use the courts to impose what they cannot persuade.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2018 03:33 PM (39g3+)

167 This is the asshole that had his staff stuff a household air conditioner into his limo so it would cool down faster.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at October 10, 2018 03:33 PM (LWu6U)

168 Until someone in power or former power is arrested and prosecuted this shit isn't going to stop. And I just don't see that happening.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at October 10, 2018 03:33 PM (H8QX8)

169 I'm hoping a horse kicks a hole in John Tester's skull during a 'Hey look - Imma Rancher!' Photo Op.

Maybe one of the hundreds of cows that Tester shoots will retaliate.

Posted by: The ARC of History at October 10, 2018 03:33 PM (TEv5V)

170 GOP fundraising up 500% in the past few weeks

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/309991/

Posted by: steevy at October 10, 2018 03:33 PM (mCMQ5)

171
WTF did all the money from taxes go, anyway? Or is that a stupid question?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 10, 2018 03:26 PM (YqDXo)


High-speed Zeppelin service.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 10, 2018 03:33 PM (BWL+E)

172 DemonRats are cancer.

Posted by: kallisto at October 10, 2018 03:33 PM (BEjc7)

173 Little Tin Pot Despot.

Posted by: dananjcon at October 10, 2018 03:34 PM (xqfqx)

174 Because someone's brother inlaw owns a construction supply company that they bought all their shit from.
Posted by: rickb223 at October 10, 2018 03:30 PM (gECZB)

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Something like that. Here in GA, we've had a Washington state based company doing a major road expansion in the Atlanta area for the last 4 years. There are several GA based companies that could have handled it.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at October 10, 2018 03:34 PM (I16G8)

175 The UN has been doing this for decades to push their agenda.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 10, 2018 03:34 PM (xfb67)

176 Hispanics wear socks with their huaraches?

Posted by: wth at October 10, 2018 03:34 PM (HgMAr)

177 This practice is bad, of course, but as far as the Environmental aspect of these suits - they were all lost the moment that Kavanaugh was sworn in as the 5th conservative justice. All of these suits are an effort to greatly expand the power of the Bureacracy - but that ain't gonna fly now. New York and California and whoever can spend all of the money and all of the time they want playing around with this, and it ain't gonna amount to squat.

For all the money that Bloomberg has accumulated, I think his final epitaph is going to note that in the end, he squandered all of it on foolish political quests and ended up with nothing at all to show for it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 10, 2018 03:34 PM (Kpl3J)

178 Deep State might be happy playing by Cartel rules....

Posted by: kraken at October 10, 2018 03:34 PM (ffWPP)

179 166 And this is why the 69 judges Trump has appointed so far are so important. This is why the left is freaking out: because they cannot accomplish their goals with legislation and must use the courts to impose what they cannot persuade.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2018 03:33 PM (39g3+)

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It's almost like their entire party apparatus and strategies since the early 70s have been around capturing the judiciary.

They were so close. Just get Hillary over the finish line, and Heller is on the chopping block, along with the 2nd Amendment itself.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 10, 2018 03:35 PM (8o3AL)

180 14
The "unpaid intern" who doxxed the GOP senators was a fellow payed by some outside party.

Posted by: steevy at October 10, 2018 03:04 PM (mCMQ5)


Paid Fellow = Spy and saboteur?

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at October 10, 2018 03:35 PM (ymnmz)

181 >>GOP fundraising up 500% in the past few weeks



I picked the wrong week to stop beating bitches.

Posted by: Keith Ellison (D) at October 10, 2018 03:35 PM (zPOWd)

182
Oh, this is good. Google laments that the "unmediated marketplace of ideas" is an "American tradition" that "prioritizes free speech for democracy over civility".

Google wants to move to a more "European model" which favors "dignity over liberty and civility over freedom".

The reason for this is "to expand globally", and protect advertisers from controversial content, and to "increase revenue".

Fuck Google. Destroy them.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 10, 2018 03:35 PM (f1Vqw)

183 170 GOP fundraising up 500% in the past few weeks

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/309991/
Posted by: steevy at October 10, 2018 03:33 PM (mCMQ5)

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It has all the marks of Republicans being depressed and not turning out to vote!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 10, 2018 03:35 PM (8o3AL)

184 They always say they're going to hang tough - until they don't.

Hey, that used to be true. The GOP is finally discovering a spine and finding out that it doesn't' cost them like they feared.

How long this will last is anyone's guess but it certainly helped stiffen the GOP spine to have the Dems turn a Supreme Court Justice hearing into the Wellstone Memorial.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2018 03:35 PM (39g3+)

185 >>Hispanics wear socks


Man, you gotta believe me!

Posted by: Ozzy Osbourne at October 10, 2018 03:35 PM (zPOWd)

186 Real inflation under Obama hoovered around 20% and they didn't raise rates then. They were maintained essentially at zero or negative and they lied about the inflation rate. All you had to do was walk through a grocery store to see inflation.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at October 10, 2018 03:33 PM (mpXpK)


The Fed couldn't raise rates. To do so in that shitty economy would have tipped the economy over into a deep recession, maybe even a depression. The economy was on life support provided by zero effective interest rates and pumping money into the economy ("quantitative easing").

My favorite: we bought our own debt when no lenders would buy it at the offered rate. I'm trying to figure out how to borrow from myself so I can borrow a few billion. Maybe mint a billion dollar coin?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 10, 2018 03:35 PM (YqDXo)

187
High-speed Zeppelin service.



Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 10, 2018 03:33 PM (BWL+E)
I love this program!

Posted by: Ferdinand Adolf Heinrich August Graf von Zepplin at October 10, 2018 03:36 PM (37IEG)

188 LIU student uploads pictures of a trip to Canbela's to Facebook,get's grilled by the school .

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/310014/

Posted by: steevy at October 10, 2018 03:36 PM (mCMQ5)

189 A few years ago they built a toll road between Denver and Boulder. By
"they" I mean the state contracted an Australian firm to build it - and
they did - at no cost to the state. The Australian company now gets 100%
of the toll revenue for the 1st 40 years of the toll road.


Macquarie is in this business all over the world. They pay the construction costs and maintain the road. Then, after the agreed time, they hand over ownership to the state. It will probably mean the road is better maintained than if the state does it, and cheaper to build.


I have no problem with privately constructed newly-built highways, and in fact I love the idea, if those statements turn out to be true,

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vote Red! at October 10, 2018 03:36 PM (LISuA)

190 The "unpaid intern" who doxxed the GOP senators was a fellow payed by some outside party.

Posted by: steevy at October 10, 2018 03:04 PM (mCMQ5)

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So.... add "comspiracy to" to all the charges.

Posted by: fixerupper at October 10, 2018 03:36 PM (8XRCm)

191 Deep State might be happy playing by Cartel rules....
Posted by: kraken


No one is safe from an assassin by Cartel rules.

No. One. On any side.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 10, 2018 03:36 PM (gECZB)

192 I Imagine ExxonMobil might just take a LITTLE interest in this story.

Posted by: dananjcon at October 10, 2018 03:36 PM (xqfqx)

193 181 >>GOP fundraising up 500% in the past few weeks



I picked the wrong week to stop beating bitches.
Posted by: Keith Ellison (D) at October 10, 2018 03:35 PM (zPOWd)

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Him losing will be glorious.

Gone from up and comer Democrat in Congress in a safe seat that he could sit in forever to having no political position at all.

That might be the one race I'm most interested in seeing go our way.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 10, 2018 03:37 PM (8o3AL)

194 The "unpaid intern" who doxxed the GOP senators was a fellow payed by some outside party.

Posted by: steevy at October 10, 2018 03:04 PM (mCMQ5)

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So.... add "comspiracy to" to all the charges.
Posted by: fixerupper


Add RICO.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 10, 2018 03:37 PM (gECZB)

195 Google wants to move to a more "European model" which favors "dignity over liberty and civility over freedom".

Then move to fucking Europe, OK?

The "European model" favors "civility servility over freedom".

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 10, 2018 03:37 PM (YqDXo)

196 Google wants to move to a more "European model" which favors "dignity over liberty and civility over freedom".

The reason for this is "to expand globally", and protect advertisers from controversial content, and to "increase revenue".


They misspelled "because it promotes our preferred agenda"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2018 03:37 PM (39g3+)

197 Real inflation under Obama hoovered around 20% and they didn't raise rates then. They were maintained essentially at zero or negative and they lied about the inflation rate.

They didn't lie! They just completely changed they way they calculate inflation.

/s

Posted by: bonhomme at October 10, 2018 03:37 PM (9qZ3S)

198 So we suppose Bloomy paid Cosko?

Posted by: CN at October 10, 2018 03:37 PM (U7k5w)

199 Holy shit. How does this not qualify as treason?

Posted by: Ex-liberal at October 10, 2018 03:37 PM (R1mDg)

200 The European Model is just 1984.... Crimespeak, Crimethink.....

Posted by: kraken at October 10, 2018 03:38 PM (ffWPP)

201 hey didn't lie! They just completely changed they way they calculate inflation.



/s

Posted by: bonhomme at October 10, 2018 03:37 PM (9qZ3S)
Right! it's that new math shit I keep hearing about.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at October 10, 2018 03:38 PM (37IEG)

202 Something like that. Here in GA, we've had a Washington state based company doing a major road expansion in the Atlanta area for the last 4 years. There are several GA based companies that could have handled it. "

Here in Texas, when they expand 30 miles of highway from 2 lanes to 4 divided, they seem to like to do it by hiring a company who sends about 20 guys with machines to do about 1 mile a year for the next 30 years. One project, lifetime employment, nice work if you got the connections to get it.

(yeah that's a real example that happened near me)

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 10, 2018 03:38 PM (Kpl3J)

203 The inflation calculation has always been a lie.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 10, 2018 03:38 PM (xfb67)

204 It's like Jim Crow for non-Democrats - a quasi shadow justice department directed by an entity too short to cast a shadow.

Posted by: Fritz at October 10, 2018 03:38 PM (2Mnv1)

205 Him losing will be glorious.

If Occasional-Kotex loses - which I think is entirely possible - I'm going to throw an epic party. Truly epic. I don't care if in so doing I blow out my chances to be on the Supreme Court.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 10, 2018 03:38 PM (YqDXo)

206 I am confused by this "attorney client" confidentiality. Asshole bloomberg pays them, they "work" for the state, on behalf of the public.

Isn't the public the client?

Anything else is just nonsense.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at October 10, 2018 03:38 PM (LWu6U)

207 204 It's like Jim Crow for non-Democrats - a quasi shadow justice department directed by an entity too short to cast a shadow.
Posted by: Fritz at October 10, 2018 03:38 PM (2Mnv1)

So... Deep. State.

Posted by: kraken at October 10, 2018 03:39 PM (ffWPP)

208 199 Holy shit. How does this not qualify as treason?"

You don't get it, Bloomie is doing what the Democrat AG's WANT him to do. They're the ones who asked him to do it, couldn't happen without their eager and willing cooperation.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 10, 2018 03:39 PM (Kpl3J)

209 So we suppose Bloomy paid Cosko?
Posted by: CN



Soros.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 10, 2018 03:40 PM (gECZB)

210 I'd move to a European model too, preferably an eastern type with largish breasticles.

Posted by: wth at October 10, 2018 03:41 PM (HgMAr)

211 So, mercenary army of DAs is no problemo.... what's next, I wonder????

Posted by: kraken at October 10, 2018 03:41 PM (ffWPP)

212 205 Him losing will be glorious.

If Occasional-Kotex loses - which I think is entirely possible - I'm going to throw an epic party. Truly epic. I don't care if in so doing I blow out my chances to be on the Supreme Court.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 10, 2018 03:38 PM (YqDXo)

===========

That would be good too.

Watching the future of the party lose all of their positions while the ossified leadership remains firmly in place.

I don't share your optimism about Cortez losing, but I can hope nonetheless.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 10, 2018 03:41 PM (8o3AL)

213 hey didn't lie! They just completely changed they way they calculate inflation.

------

The Obama administration announces today that the inflation rate remains near zero once energy, housing, foodstuffs, healthcare, education, pharmaceuticals and big ticket retail items are ignored in their calculations.

Posted by: fixerupper at October 10, 2018 03:41 PM (8XRCm)

214 What is the difference in this and the King hiring a Sheriff to enforce special laws against the peasants?

Posted by: Kav SCOTUS For Life at October 10, 2018 03:41 PM (JFO2v)

215

Tuning around on my radio during a commercial break on Rush's show and landed on npr. They were interviewing a survivor of the shooting at the 2015 office Christmas party in San Bernardino, California.

They made it about gun control and lack of national healthcare. No mention of Muslim terrorism at all.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 10, 2018 03:41 PM (4mUNO)

216 203 The inflation calculation has always been a lie.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 10, 2018 03:38 PM (xfb67)


The government knows its in over its head... Social Security and other programs are tied to the Consumer Price Index... so the only way they can 'cut' those programs, is by the actual rate of inflation, exceeding the consumer price index.

Which is why everyone knows that inflation is much higher then the Government will admit.

Posted by: Don Q at October 10, 2018 03:41 PM (NgKpN)

217 Hollywood Reporter has an attack piece up on Stephen Miller.

It turns out he ate glue as a third grader. Everyone knows you shouldn't eat glue, yuck; you should eat paste only!

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y9gn6wqb

Posted by: Joey Biden, still eatin' the paste! at October 10, 2018 03:42 PM (LISuA)

218
Bloomberg going to run against Trump in 2020?

Posted by: Pensworth Coalington at October 10, 2018 03:42 PM (oYD2h)

219 214 What is the difference in this and the King hiring a Sheriff to enforce special laws against the peasants?
Posted by: Kav SCOTUS For Life at October 10, 2018 03:41 PM (JFO2v)

Because the King is doing the hiring, ie, the Government is doing it.

This is a private citizen bribing the government, to use its power, in a cause he wishes.

Posted by: Don Q at October 10, 2018 03:43 PM (NgKpN)

220 215

They made it about gun control and lack of national healthcare. No mention of Muslim terrorism at all.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 10, 2018 03:41 PM (4mUNO)

He was Triggered by the Pigs in a Blanket, and the Bacon wrapped water chesnuts, as I recall....

Posted by: kraken at October 10, 2018 03:43 PM (ffWPP)

221 Oh yeah,that nice assimilated muslim(couple?) that turned sudden jihadi in their coworkers.

Posted by: steevy at October 10, 2018 03:43 PM (mCMQ5)

222
What the devil is "The European Model"? Unstable polities, lunatic political philosophies, murderous ethnic slaughter?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 10, 2018 03:43 PM (BWL+E)

223

Washington Staters, is the WA Rifle and Pistol Association an aggressive political force, or $ sucking Fudds? Asking for a neighbor (really!).

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at October 10, 2018 03:43 PM (dtPtV)

224 218
Bloomberg going to run against Trump in 2020?

Posted by: Pensworth Coalington at October 10, 2018 03:42 PM (oYD2h)

Him and 19 other hopefuls, I bet. Hey, if a businessman like Trump can do it then surely Bloomberg can!*



*Hint: The hard leftists who run the DNC want one of their own.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at October 10, 2018 03:45 PM (RD7QR)

225 222
What the devil is "The European Model"? Unstable polities, lunatic political philosophies, murderous ethnic slaughter?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 10, 2018 03:43 PM (BWL+E)

Boot, grinding a face.... Euros patented that.....

Posted by: kraken at October 10, 2018 03:45 PM (ffWPP)

226 222
What the devil is "The European Model"? Unstable polities, lunatic political philosophies, murderous ethnic slaughter?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 10, 2018 03:43 PM (BWL+E)

============

Unelected and untouchable control by bureaucrats in an expensive city.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 10, 2018 03:45 PM (8o3AL)

227 54 >>What is the payoff for Bloomberg himself? And what is the rate of return on his "investments"? "

Bloomie thinks that if he throws money away on the Progressive's pet projects, then they will love him so dearly that they will nominate him to run for President in 2020. Seriously, I'm not kidding, that's why he just registered as a Democrat. Among other things, he's insanely jealous of what Trump did and thinks he deserves it more.

Bloomberg is an idiot. A rich idiot, but still, a total fool.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 10, 2018 03:45 PM (Kpl3J)

228

This reminds me of those Obama minions used to stuff campaign propaganda, do cold calls, and leave the office for protests and getting out the vote, going door to door.

They basically use government employees to campaign and destroy 24/7.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 10, 2018 03:45 PM (2I4LM)

229 If the economy is suddenly cooling, its because look who is suddenly predicted to get back some power again in Washington. The name starts with D. People are shit scared and rightfully so.

Posted by: ... at October 10, 2018 03:45 PM (Q1hqG)

230 I'll see your puny Atlanta and Texas road work and give you the Garden State Parkway. Bilking weary drivers since 1947 and damn proud of it!!

Posted by: dananjcon at October 10, 2018 03:45 PM (xqfqx)

231 Anytime I think of Jeff Sessions, I wonder why PDT hasn't kicked him to the curb. I tell myself there has to be a reason, and it's going to come to light soon. I'm starting to get a bit pessimistic.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at October 10, 2018 03:45 PM (xzqr4)

232 "My favorite: we bought our own debt when no lenders
would buy it at the offered rate. I'm trying to figure out how to borrow
from myself so I can borrow a few billion. Maybe mint a billion dollar
coin?Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


yeah, deficit spending is bad enough, now they just "buy their own debt" ... Quantitative Easing. The good news is we don't have to pay interest on that ... and if we had a responsible government we could pay all bills that way. Better than having to pay interest.


But we do NOT have responsible government. And Greenspan has said the Fed could also buy stocks (to alleviate those bad times where stocks go down). At this point we do have to be aware of how we have essentially promised America we'd control markets so they would always get rich ... we (the Fed) might well be in stocks right now ... which is why they don't want to be audited.


would sure be nice to have the inside info those BigBankers get to trade off of in their proprietary realm of free money.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 10, 2018 03:45 PM (Cus5s)

233 When they go low, we fling muck upwards from deep in our sewer homestead and hope it goes high enough to hit them.

Posted by: Honest Eric Holder at October 10, 2018 03:45 PM (DLGQ3)

234 224 218
Bloomberg going to run against Trump in 2020?

Posted by: Pensworth Coalington at October 10, 2018 03:42 PM (oYD2h)

Him and 19 other hopefuls, I bet. Hey, if a businessman like Trump can do it then surely Bloomberg can!*



*Hint: The hard leftists who run the DNC want one of their own.
Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at October 10, 2018 03:45 PM (RD7QR)

===========

My prediction:

Hillary runs, and dominates the field. Her name recognition will dominate early contests, and too many of the also rans will stick around too long, splitting the anti-Hillary vote and guaranteeing her win in the primary.

The Trump strategy from 2016.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 10, 2018 03:46 PM (8o3AL)

235 Fuck Bloomberg and the overpriced monopoly terminals he rode in on.

Posted by: DaveA at October 10, 2018 03:46 PM (FhXTo)

236 I would like to run for something just to laugh at the hilarity that would follow.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 10, 2018 03:47 PM (9Om/r)

237 His money is going to be wasted when this crap winds up at SCOTUS.

Posted by: DaveA at October 10, 2018 03:47 PM (FhXTo)

238 What the devil is "The European Model"? Unstable polities, lunatic political philosophies, murderous ethnic slaughter?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 10, 2018 03:43 PM (BWL+E)

No Freedom of speech.

No freedom of Religion.

No Right to bear Arms.

No Freedom of Association.

None of the things that were the environment that made America a Great Nation, in the first place.

Posted by: Don Q at October 10, 2018 03:47 PM (NgKpN)

239 wtf is going on w/ the markets? I'm at the dentist for an hour, get done and find out the market id sown 700 points???

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at October 10, 2018 03:48 PM (a0IVu)

240 234 224 218
Bloomberg going to run against Trump in 2020?

Posted by: Pensworth Coalington at October 10, 2018 03:42 PM (oYD2h)

Him and 19 other hopefuls, I bet. Hey, if a businessman like Trump can do it then surely Bloomberg can!*



*Hint: The hard leftists who run the DNC want one of their own.
Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at October 10, 2018 03:45 PM (RD7QR)

===========

My prediction:

Hillary runs, and dominates the field. Her name recognition will dominate early contests, and too many of the also rans will stick around too long, splitting the anti-Hillary vote and guaranteeing her win in the primary.

The Trump strategy from 2016.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 10, 2018 03:46 PM (8o3AL)

Respectfully disagree. I think even the DemonRats recognize that the Clintons are a spent force. Besides, the hard left activists are convinced that this is the fabled Socialist Moment. They got a taste with Obama and now they want the whole rancid leftist smorgasbord.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at October 10, 2018 03:49 PM (RD7QR)

241 How about a billionaire on the Right pay attorneys to sue the state and State AG's? Wait that might effect their income stream so no can do. But if they did , the Lefty MSM will cry foul and then we could throw that back at the Bloombitch funding efforts.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at October 10, 2018 03:49 PM (71o8T)

242 What the devil is "The European Model"?
Shotty furniture, crappy cars and shit-hole apartments??

Posted by: dananjcon at October 10, 2018 03:49 PM (xqfqx)

243 "The European Model"

Unshaved armpits?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at October 10, 2018 03:50 PM (6qErC)

244 242 What the devil is "The European Model"?
Shotty furniture, crappy cars and shit-hole apartments??

Posted by: dananjcon at October 10, 2018 03:49 PM (xqfqx)

You will be made to care about soccer

Posted by: josephistan at October 10, 2018 03:50 PM (7HtZB)

245 What the devil is "The European Model"? Unstable polities, lunatic political philosophies, murderous ethnic slaughter?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 10, 2018 03:43 PM (BWL+E)

No Freedom of speech.

No freedom of Religion.

No Right to bear Arms.

No Freedom of Association.

None of the things that were the environment that made America a Great Nation, in the first place.
Posted by: Don Q



Texas Secede!

Posted by: rickb223 at October 10, 2018 03:50 PM (gECZB)

246 Hillary runs, and dominates the field. Her name recognition will dominate early contests, and too many of the also rans will stick around too long, splitting the anti-Hillary vote and guaranteeing her win in the primary.

The Trump strategy from 2016.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 10, 2018 03:46 PM (8o3AL)

If it wasn't for cheating, Sanders would have won the last Dem primary.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at October 10, 2018 03:50 PM (71o8T)

247 214 What is the difference in this and the King hiring a Sheriff to enforce special laws against the peasants?"

Not much, and if you want to know the real reason the peasantry stayed so pissed off in Merrye Olde England, is that how the deal work was that the King (like King John) would give the Sherriff all authority to do whatever he had to do to collect the King's taxes. But he didn't pay the Sherriff any money, since the King was always broke. The deal was that the Sherriff had Royal Authority to do Any Fucking Thing he and his knights wanted to do, and any money or goods they could beat out of the locals over and above what they had to give to the King, they got to keep.

and you don't have to guess what happened to anyone who tried to complain about it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 10, 2018 03:50 PM (Kpl3J)

248 Do not forget:

The entirety of Bloomberg's fortune is from providing exclusive information to the very wealthiest of wealthy Wall Street firms, which made them billions because that info took hours or days to get out to the little guy, to main street.

He is a cheater who helps cheaters

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at October 10, 2018 03:50 PM (TN1P5)

249 What the devil is "The European Model"?
Shotty furniture, crappy cars and shit-hole apartments??

Posted by: dananjcon at October 10, 2018 03:49 PM (xqfqx)
+++++++++
Basically, free speech restrictions are okay if they help to increase passivity and politeness and decrease controversy (therefore increasing ad revenue and decreasing street violence initiated by those to whom speech is violent).

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 10, 2018 03:50 PM (I2dne)

250 Bloomberg going to run against Trump in 2020?

Posted by: Pensworth Coalington at October 10, 2018 03:42 PM (oYD2h)

-----------

Please God, make this happen. The Battle of the Billionaires would be epic, ending with PDTs boot on Bloomies neck.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at October 10, 2018 03:51 PM (I16G8)

251 243 "The European Model"

Unshaved armpits?
Posted by: Anon a mouse at October 10, 2018 03:50 PM (6qErC)

Don't forget the contempt for personal hygiene!

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at October 10, 2018 03:51 PM (RD7QR)

252 Imagine if I, the antisoros billionaire, funded states to employee lawyers in the office of their respective attorney general office to sue Abortion Clinics/Planned Parenthood.

Think that'd be an issue for them? do ya?

Posted by: simplemind at October 10, 2018 03:51 PM (gpEBT)

253 I spoke with a engineering company who lost their best tech guy. He got citizenship and dropped his H1b and went to a new job. They were pissed at him for his "disloyalty" since they got him into this country. He mentioned in his last email to me the company's yearly 0% raises for him.

Posted by: Honest Engineer at October 10, 2018 03:51 PM (DLGQ3)

254 I first heard about this insidious program a couple of weeks ago, when in either WA or OR there was a determination made (by a judge?) that the 'hires' were illegal.

Has anyone mentioned Shakespeare yet?

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 10, 2018 03:51 PM (Z4rgH)

255 hey didn't lie! They just completely changed they way they calculate inflation.

My favorite was Obama's guys standing up and saying "hey, laptops are cheaper, inflation isn't bad overall"

Look, jackass, I can't eat a laptop. My cereal box looks like a cigarette pack these days and still costs more than it used to.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2018 03:51 PM (39g3+)

256 240
Respectfully disagree. I think even the DemonRats recognize that the Clintons are a spent force. Besides, the hard left activists are convinced that this is the fabled Socialist Moment. They got a taste with Obama and now they want the whole rancid leftist smorgasbord.
Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at October 10, 2018 03:49 PM (RD7QR)

==========

The hard Left is going to have so many choices, that it's going to be impossible for them to settle on one early. The longer the hard left can't decide on one choice, the longer the one who can get the most votes otherwise can take advantage.

In a huge field of about 20 candidates, name recognition has a humongous advantage. I think back to the special election that Mark Sanford won to get SC-1 back a few years ago. It was a field of 16, and no one else had a chance because everyone knew Sanford's name but they didn't know anyone else's.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 10, 2018 03:52 PM (8o3AL)

257 European model they don't want. No abortion after 20 weeks and nuclear power.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at October 10, 2018 03:52 PM (71o8T)

258 Big Gulp's are bad M'kayyyyyyyyy

Posted by: Mr. Bloomberg Hand at October 10, 2018 03:52 PM (8tLRh)

259 What the devil is "The European Model"?

Feudalist order where you know your place, peasant

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2018 03:52 PM (39g3+)

260 DOJ says they're worried about terror groups and criminals using mechanical drones to commit mayhem and murders.


Why worry- they have Democrats doing the dirty work already.

Posted by: Joey Biden, still eatin' the paste! at October 10, 2018 03:53 PM (LISuA)

261 231: So am I. I'd like to think there's a grand plan, but I can't imagine what the long wait is all about. Therefore, I came to the conclusion that Sessions is a useless AG, Roddy runs DOJ, and Huber is just babysitting Sessions.

Posted by: Snoreregard at October 10, 2018 03:53 PM (U7k5w)

262 The European model is sharia.

The US model is freedom of speech at any price.

The European model is that you can regulate speech. Unfortunately, the Europeans have not quite figured out that if YOU can regulate speech, then that means THEY can regulate speech. And that is how you get tyranny.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at October 10, 2018 03:53 PM (LWu6U)

263 246 Hillary runs, and dominates the field. Her name recognition will dominate early contests, and too many of the also rans will stick around too long, splitting the anti-Hillary vote and guaranteeing her win in the primary.

The Trump strategy from 2016.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 10, 2018 03:46 PM (8o3AL)

If it wasn't for cheating, Sanders would have won the last Dem primary.
Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at October 10, 2018 03:50 PM (71o8T)

==========

That was a 1 on 1 fight.

If there had been 3 or 4 different Sanders (those appealing to the hard left), then Clinton would have taken it in a cakewalk.

Do you think there will be one from the hard left appealing for votes, or several in 2020?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 10, 2018 03:53 PM (8o3AL)

264 You will be made to care about soccer

Posted by: josephistan at October 10, 2018 03:50 PM (7HtZB)
*
Good Lord help us.

Posted by: dananjcon at October 10, 2018 03:54 PM (xqfqx)

265 Feudalist order where you know your place, peasant"

Ohhh, there's some lovely filth over here, Dennis!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at October 10, 2018 03:54 PM (6qErC)

266 >>>What the devil is "The European Model"?

Shotty furniture, crappy cars and shit-hole apartments??<<<

You forgot neighbors with machetes.

Posted by: Fritz at October 10, 2018 03:54 PM (2Mnv1)

267 WTF did all the money from taxes go, anyway? Or is that a stupid question?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 10, 2018 03:26 PM
~~~~~

Hola! Andale! Andale! Arriba! Arriba!

Posted by: Speedy Gonzalez at October 10, 2018 03:54 PM (Ri0Ku)

268 264 You will be made to care about soccer

Posted by: josephistan at October 10, 2018 03:50 PM (7HtZB)
*
Good Lord help us.

Posted by: dananjcon at October 10, 2018 03:54 PM (xqfqx)


Sorry, I ain't feelin' kickball....

Posted by: kraken at October 10, 2018 03:54 PM (ffWPP)

269 European model is one of a group of elites with its foot on the throats of the masses. They desperately want this

Posted by: CN at October 10, 2018 03:54 PM (U7k5w)

270 wtf is going on w/ the markets? I'm at the dentist for an hour, get done and find out the market id sown 700 points???
Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at October 10, 2018 03:48 PM (a0IVu)

----------

Announcement of another rise in interest rates combined with mainly Tech stocks getting hit after eye popping gains.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at October 10, 2018 03:55 PM (I16G8)

271 Activists recorded helping illegals register to vote:
https://preview.tinyurl.com/yblyhl3h

Posted by: bonhomme at October 10, 2018 03:55 PM (9qZ3S)

272 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 10, 2018 03:53 PM (8o3AL)

The point is Clinton is not as popular as you may think she is with the Dem base and even less so than the last primary.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at October 10, 2018 03:56 PM (71o8T)

273 European model??
No thanks
Pffft, So early 2000's



Posted by: Tom Brady at October 10, 2018 03:56 PM (xqfqx)

274 272 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 10, 2018 03:53 PM (8o3AL)

The point is Clinton is not as popular as you may think she is with the Dem base and even less so than the last primary.
Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at October 10, 2018 03:56 PM (71o8T)

============

And the point I'm making is that her popularity with the base matters less than you think.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 10, 2018 03:57 PM (8o3AL)

275 The European Model"

Unshaved armpits?
====
don't forget:

Bad teeth

low water pressure

death panels

no air conditioning

warm beer

horrible toilet paper

the metric system

tiny cars


Posted by: simplemind at October 10, 2018 03:57 PM (C6xeQ)

276 I'm not familiar with WA Rifle and Pistol Association, but their Facebook page has a picture of RBG at the Kav confirmation, with Trump looking out and saying Soon. They are supposed to be affliated with the NRA

Posted by: notsothoreau at October 10, 2018 03:57 PM (JKNZq)

277 Took a look at RCP and glanced at the HOR map. Yikes. Gotta admit, it looks bleak. On the surface.

Then you look behind the numbers and you see most of the "Lean Dem" and "Likely Dem" races either have never been polled or haven't been polled since early-September.

So, there's that.

Posted by: DocJ at October 10, 2018 03:57 PM (9TYxj)

278 So everyone will run over to the Bond
Side of the Island, now... careful, it'll be like Guam, ya know......

Posted by: kraken at October 10, 2018 03:57 PM (ffWPP)

279 So the states prosecutorial power is being, unconstitutionally, sold to private, partisan political operatives? Mmm K. And the statement " we don't know the extent of this problem because their actions are shielded by Attorney client privilege"? Umm - no - they are not. The prosecutor's client is the people, not the prosecutor's office or Bloomberg. And we the people demand to know what the hell these people are doing with our prosecutorial power.
This is obscene to nth degree.

I hated Bloomturd before but now I think I will piss on him the next time I see him, the f8cktard.
Remember when movies featured lots of crazy anti government conspiracy theorists and lots of people thought: "Ha, ha, hah. Isn't that funny?" Anyone laughing now? Me? I'm going long on tinfoil hat manufacturers, guns, block cheese and ammo.

Posted by: Publius Redux at October 10, 2018 03:57 PM (Fb9aZ)

280
So Bloomie is paying the salaries on a few lawyers, but that's just a fraction of the money spent on these targeted lawsuits. The rest is paid for by the state government.

In other words, paid for by a bunch of middle-class citizens. Bloomberg is LITERALLY stealing middle-class money out of citizens' pockets at the point of a gun. Because if those citizens refuse to pay a part of the taxes that are going into Bloomie's pet causes, state revenue agents will come along and take it. ARMED state revenue agents.

Ironic, no?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 10, 2018 03:58 PM (veoSD)

281
Dow just took a 3% drop. When it's at 26K, 3% looks big. Still 3%. Little hissy fit about Jerry raising interest rates.

Jerry = Jerome Powell, current Fed chairman. He needs a nickname. We had Helicopter Ben, the QuEen Janet, and now Jerry.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 10, 2018 03:58 PM (f1Vqw)

282 Mr. Doomberg energizes me and makes me want to bite somebody.

Posted by: Little Lupe at October 10, 2018 03:58 PM (vtcmf)

283 Love the Jake "Girthy-Bepenised" Tapper rants in the sidebar!!

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at October 10, 2018 03:59 PM (jjaLl)

284 And the point I'm making is that her popularity with the base matters less than you think.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 10, 2018 03:57 PM (8o3AL)

That's an interesting take on winning elections. I'll give ya that.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at October 10, 2018 03:59 PM (71o8T)

285
The point is Clinton is not as popular as you may think she is with the Dem base and even less so than the last primary
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She couldn't beat Bernie Sanders without cheating.

The point isn't her popularity, she'll cheat and be selected. Its how the Clintoons role.

Posted by: simplemind at October 10, 2018 03:59 PM (C6xeQ)

286 roll.

Posted by: simplemind at October 10, 2018 03:59 PM (C6xeQ)

287 >>275
The European Model"



Unshaved armpits?

====

don't forget:



Bad teeth



low water pressure



death panels



no air conditioning



warm beer



horrible toilet paper



the metric system



tiny cars







Posted by: simplemind

Fecal inspections (Germany)

Posted by: Under Fire at October 10, 2018 03:59 PM (r9UYA)

288 Jake Tapper and the soy boys who love him in the sidebar.

Posted by: steevy at October 10, 2018 03:59 PM (mCMQ5)

289 268
264 You will be made to care about soccer



Posted by: josephistan at October 10, 2018 03:50 PM (7HtZB)

*

Good Lord help us.



Posted by: dananjcon at October 10, 2018 03:54 PM (xqfqx)




You will be made to love the VAT.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at October 10, 2018 03:59 PM (8iiMU)

290 Update from the hurricane zone...


Far enough inland that we don't have to worry about storm surge or flooding but we are in the direct path of this mfer.

We expect the worst here around sundown. Yay. The winds have finally turned from the east to from the south. Nobody knows where the center of circulation will be when it arrives. I don't have any interest in being on the east side of this thing.

Generator, plenty of water, food, cash and most importantly plenty of ammo. Every county around here has a mandatory curfew in effect to prevent looting.

Still have wifi (obviously) and satellite and power. We'll see how the night goes.

Gonna be an interesting 12 hours or so.

Posted by: weirdflunky at October 10, 2018 04:00 PM (Qc6BK)

291 Now, the same people are insisting that Idris Elba would be a fine James Bond (I think he could do the part but is too old now)... are saying The Rock can't play John Henry in a movie because he's not black enough.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2018 04:00 PM (39g3+)

292 Fecal inspections (Germany)
Posted by: Under Fire at October 10, 2018 03:59 PM (r9UYA)


Huh do they have a Herr Uber Poopen Fuhrer then???}

Posted by: kraken at October 10, 2018 04:00 PM (ffWPP)

293 My favorite part of the European Model is the scary electrical wiring !
What's not to love about 220 volt AC running in what amounts to extension cords stapled to the baseboard ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at October 10, 2018 04:00 PM (58Au8)

294 They were pissed at him for his "disloyalty" since they got him into this country."

It has always amazed me how almost no one in Big Corpa realizes that you only get loyalty up when you show loyalty down. Paying someone half the wage that they would have to pay an American isn't "loyalty", it's using someone because they're desperate. How could you think that person wouldn't notice what you were doing? How could you think anyone would ever feel one ounce of "loyalty" to people who behaved that way?

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 10, 2018 04:00 PM (Kpl3J)

295 26 TX-23 is now a safe hold for the GOP.

Dems pulling funding.


Was this one of those mythical toss-up districts? Like the Tx senate race?

Posted by: Marybeth at October 10, 2018 04:00 PM (CmURZ)

296 And the point I'm making is that her popularity with the base matters less than you think.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 10, 2018 03:57 PM (8o3AL)

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Respectfully disagree. The Dems in the DNC and elsewhere were royally pissed at the shitty campaign she ran, vocally and publicly. I will be very surprised if they allow her to be nominated again.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at October 10, 2018 04:00 PM (I16G8)

297 Bloomberg and his Moms demand action groups are the very first people who got 18 U.S. Code 241 complaints to the FBI from me. I also included that complaint in my DOJ I.G. complaint as an example of a valid 241 complaint which federal prosecutors were ignoring. In my FBI complaint I point out that he is likely eligible for the death penalty provisions of that law. We'll see what happens...

Posted by: An Observation at October 10, 2018 04:01 PM (tH0dh)

298 Jerry = Jerome Powell, current Fed chairman. He needs a nickname. We had Helicopter Ben, the QuEen Janet, and now Jerry.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 10, 2018 03:58 PM (f1Vqw)



"Bendover Jerry"?

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at October 10, 2018 04:01 PM (jjaLl)

299 Pretty sure Soros has a similar Sec'y of State project at the state level.

--

We know one thing. The Left is always, always scheming. They never rest. They never stop. It's trickery and back doors to get what they want accomplished. And it's constant.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at October 10, 2018 04:01 PM (mQ0Mc)

300 Godspeed flunk, keep a steady strain.

Posted by: Sumdumchief at October 10, 2018 04:01 PM (C+NOx)

301 284 And the point I'm making is that her popularity with the base matters less than you think.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 10, 2018 03:57 PM (8o3AL)

That's an interesting take on winning elections. I'll give ya that.
Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at October 10, 2018 03:59 PM (71o8T)

===========

She just needs about a third of Democrats to vote for her consistently in the early races. With a huge, split field, that's entirely possible.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 10, 2018 04:01 PM (8o3AL)

302 The Fed couldn't raise rates. To do so in that shitty economy would have
tipped the economy over into a deep recession, maybe even a depression.\


Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 10, 2018 03:35 PM (YqDXo)


The economy was already in a depression.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at October 10, 2018 04:02 PM (mpXpK)

303
Gonna be an interesting 12 hours or so.



Posted by: weirdflunky
======
If you start to flood, you can put electronics in the dishwasher. its water tight. Take the rack out and load it up.

Posted by: simplemind at October 10, 2018 04:02 PM (C6xeQ)

304 296 And the point I'm making is that her popularity with the base matters less than you think.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 10, 2018 03:57 PM (8o3AL)

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

Respectfully disagree. The Dems in the DNC and elsewhere were royally pissed at the shitty campaign she ran, vocally and publicly. I will be very surprised if they allow her to be nominated again.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at October 10, 2018 04:00 PM (I16G

============

I was going to snark about "allowing her to win".

And then, yeah, the DNC.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 10, 2018 04:02 PM (8o3AL)

305 Serious question.


Lawyers- please chime in on how using the states imprimatur funded by private money, for partisan objective is constitutional and legal.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 10, 2018 04:02 PM (VpIIl)

306 Bloomberg TV is practically giddy over the market shitting the bed today. Headline - The worst day in the markets of the Trump era

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 10, 2018 04:02 PM (OLCnA)

307 Champerty, Barratry, Maintenance

It's in there somewhere.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 10, 2018 04:02 PM (c07y/)

308 Announcement of another rise in interest rates combined with mainly Tech stocks getting hit after eye popping gains.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at October 10, 2018 03:55 PM (I16G
Is this the last interest rate hike for this year? Seriously, why must the feds shit stir like this? They already had a few rate hikes this year.

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at October 10, 2018 04:02 PM (a0IVu)

309 Fecal inspections (Germany)

Yeah, shelf toilets are weird.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 10, 2018 04:02 PM (9qZ3S)

310 Shoe Makers double as Electricians.

Posted by: dananjcon at October 10, 2018 04:02 PM (xqfqx)

311 Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 10, 2018 03:58 PM (veoSD)

Worse... you are not being threatened by the power of an individual, but the Power of the State itself.

The State that has a Monopoly on Violence, and almost unlimited assets to pursue you.

This is all about sue and settle, using the power of the State, to steal money from those you do not like.

Posted by: Don Q at October 10, 2018 04:02 PM (NgKpN)

312 The Fed couldn't raise rates. To do so in that shitty economy would have tipped the economy over into a deep recession, maybe even a depression.

Which tells us everything we ever needed to know about the Obama "Recovery".

Posted by: DocJ at October 10, 2018 04:03 PM (9TYxj)

313 Now, the same people are insisting that Idris Elba would be a fine James Bond (I think he could do the part but is too old now)... are saying The Rock can't play John Henry in a movie because he's not black enough.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2018 04:00 PM (39g3+)

Karma for kneeling supporting jerk. ( who I used to like)

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at October 10, 2018 04:03 PM (71o8T)

314 Some people get it.

Others have to be convinced.

Simple that.

Posted by: Deputy Dawg at October 10, 2018 04:03 PM (0HXB0)

315 And the point I'm making is that her popularity with the base matters less than you think.

I think there is something to that but I don't see her physically able to campaign in 2 more years, even if she wanted to run. And honestly more than a few people on the left despise her. Your name recognition only works if its not hate recognition. I mean Ted Bundy could run for president but he's not gonna beat anyone based on his name being familiar.

Pretty sure Soros has a similar Sec'y of State project at the state level.

We know he does, its been publicized. And its working in a lot of places.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2018 04:03 PM (39g3+)

316 My favorite was Obama's guys standing up and saying "hey, laptops are cheaper, inflation isn't bad overall"

Look, jackass, I can't eat a laptop. My cereal box looks like a cigarette pack these days and still costs more than it used to.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2018 03:51 PM (39g3+)
+++++++
The lovely "hedonic adjustment."

Cars are 50% more objectively, but 55% better subjectively. The price per quality unit is now *lower* than before, so we saw deflation in autos.

Never mind that you can't buy a cheap car anymore, and the subjectively better things might be stuff you don't care about and/or don't want.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 10, 2018 04:03 PM (I2dne)

317 The Dems in the DNC and elsewhere were royally pissed at the shitty campaign she ran, vocally and publicly. I will be very surprised if they allow her to be nominated again.
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A ha! You think they "allowed" her to be nominated. They were blackmailed into it.

Posted by: simplemind at October 10, 2018 04:03 PM (C6xeQ)

318 The European Model

The worst: 50 Hz

Un-American electricity.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 10, 2018 04:04 PM (xfb67)

319 Creating privately-funded prosecutors, not created by any law but using the state's authority, to harass people on behalf of the environmentalist lobby.

This cannot be legal in any way, shape, or form unless the states' legislatures specifically allowed it by law.

If it is legal I'd like to see some billionaire fund prosecutors in every state possible whose only interest in life is in going after Michael Bloomberg and making sure he becomes intimate with the inside of a jail cell. Even if they fail they should be able to file charges and extradite the midget over and over again to sit in jail in each different state awaiting his trial for abusing state power.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 10, 2018 04:04 PM (YPxp7)

320 308 Is this the last interest rate hike for this year? Seriously, why must the feds shit stir like this? They already had a few rate hikes this year.
Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at October 10, 2018 04:02 PM (a0IVu)

Whatever can be done to sh** on trump will be done.

Posted by: Marybeth at October 10, 2018 04:04 PM (CmURZ)

321 Show of hands... who thinks the Federal Reserve has no interest in partisan politics?????

Posted by: kraken at October 10, 2018 04:04 PM (ffWPP)

322 Took a look at RCP and glanced at the HOR map. Yikes. Gotta admit, it looks bleak. On the surface.

Then you look behind the numbers and you see most of the "Lean Dem" and "Likely Dem" races either have never been polled or haven't been polled since early-September.

So, there's that.

Posted by: DocJ at October 10, 2018 03:57 PM (9TYxj)
**********************
I am afraid to look.
Don't no what to think anymore, but I am scared.

Posted by: redridinghood at October 10, 2018 04:04 PM (hECVl)

323 This is all about sue and settle, using the power of the State, to steal money from those you do not like.

And to give it to those who do, and to shape policy that you cannot successfully shape with legislation or convincing the public.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2018 04:04 PM (39g3+)

324 306
Bloomberg TV is practically giddy over the market shitting the bed
today. Headline - The worst day in the markets of the Trump era

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 10, 2018 04:02 PM (OLCnA)

LMAO.

It's always about Donny Two Scoops.
Amazing how he lives rent free in their heads.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at October 10, 2018 04:04 PM (8iiMU)

325 309 Fecal inspections (Germany)

Yeah, shelf toilets are weird.
Posted by: bonhomme at October 10, 2018 04:02 PM (9qZ3S)

And there's probably a German federal agency in charge of inspecting them (with requisite 20-syllable name starting with Bundes).

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at October 10, 2018 04:04 PM (RD7QR)

326 cows kick too.
they can even do it sideways.

Posted by: concrete girl at October 10, 2018 04:04 PM (EdXJ0)

327
What the devil is "The European Model"?
Shotty furniture, crappy cars and shit-hole apartments??

Posted by: dananjcon at October 10, 2018 03:49 PM (xqfqx)





"I think I'll move to a bigger apartment."

"You have a residence permit for the new apartment, prole?"

"No. Hell, I haven't even found an apartment yet."

"Not my problem. Fuck off, then."

That's the Hordespeak translation of an actual conversation my Mom had with city hall when she lived in the Netherlands for a few years back in the early 90s.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 10, 2018 04:05 PM (veoSD)

328 Ted Bundy could run for president

He's dead, Jim. So am I.

Posted by: Zombie DeForest Kelley at October 10, 2018 04:05 PM (9qZ3S)

329 DA FUK

Posted by: MAGA at October 10, 2018 04:06 PM (4/APq)

330 Is this the last interest rate hike for this year? Seriously, why must the feds shit stir like this? They already had a few rate hikes this year.
Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at October 10, 2018 04:02 PM (a0IVu)

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

I think so, but am not 100% sure. They announce well in advance so there are no surprises. Rates do need to come up, but they are going about it too quickly, IMO.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at October 10, 2018 04:06 PM (I16G8)

331 To rid themselves of Trump, am convinced that the Democratic Socialists would gladly see people starving in the streets in order to achieve it...

Posted by: kraken at October 10, 2018 04:06 PM (ffWPP)

332 "The worst: 50 Hz

Un-American electricity.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe"

Yeah, I omitted that, thanks !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at October 10, 2018 04:07 PM (58Au8)

333 Sooner or later, Jesus will appear to chase the "money-changers" from the temple.

Posted by: undocumented illegal so-called #MeToo activist at October 10, 2018 04:07 PM (e8kgV)

334 Is this the last interest rate hike for this year? Seriously, why must the feds shit stir like this? They already had a few rate hikes this year.

The interest rate is grossly low and needed to rise, they are trying to do so slowly and in increments over time, but as quickly as they can without damaging the economy too much.

Seriously, have you checked how much you get on a savings account today? You could put a billion dollars in there and in a year buy a hamburger

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2018 04:07 PM (39g3+)

335 Say what you want about Venezuela, but it's a good place to lose some weight.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 10, 2018 04:07 PM (xfb67)

336 Idris Elba would have been a good James Bond. I remember when it was first speculated, the left expected lots of nice dog whistling red meat, but most conservatives just went "Yeah, badass British guy, I'll allow it."

Of course then it became "No the next James Bond should be a wimmenz!11!"

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at October 10, 2018 04:08 PM (oZ6kz)

337 Show of hands... who thinks the Federal Reserve has no interest in partisan politics?????
=======
Well, they eat off solid gold place settings. Its not like they're scuffling for cash.

Seriously, the Fed is an instrument of financial control over governments. You run a country's central bank, you run the country.

Posted by: simplemind at October 10, 2018 04:08 PM (C6xeQ)

338 "The worst: 50 Hz
Un-American electricity."

They should have used 10Hz, because metric. The transformers would be bigger than houses!

Posted by: Chris M at October 10, 2018 04:08 PM (eAZVt)

339 Whoa Dow down over 800 ... The media would be all over this but that stupid Hurricane had to get in the way... I'm being sarcastic... but not really

Posted by: It's me donna at October 10, 2018 04:08 PM (O2RFr)

340 TX-23 is now a safe hold for the GOP.

Dems pulling funding.



Never understood how that worked. Are they flat out paying voters? Because buying ad space is more worthless than tits on a bull.

I've known who I'm voting for since 1980. Another $250k commercial isn't changing my mind.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 10, 2018 04:08 PM (gECZB)

341 Sooner or later, Jesus will appear to chase the "money-changers" from the temple.

Let's just say next time we see Him on this earth, He's not going to be meek and mild.

cows kick too.
they can even do it sideways.


Yeah its not much fun when they are angry at you and don't want to be milked. They know a dozen mean tricks.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2018 04:08 PM (39g3+)

342 Al Bundy should run for President.

Four touchdowns, four scoops, four terms.

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at October 10, 2018 04:09 PM (oZ6kz)

343
Yeah, I omitted that, thanks !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at October 10, 2018 04:07 PM (58Au

*
No you Ohm-itted it.

Posted by: dananjcon at October 10, 2018 04:09 PM (xqfqx)

344 What's the old saying?

The Federal Reserve, it's not federal and there is no reserve.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 10, 2018 04:09 PM (xfb67)

345 All this Federally Reserve talk makes me miss Monty.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at October 10, 2018 04:09 PM (Uiz/V)

346 Some people get it.

In the ass.

Like Derpity Doggy.

Posted by: 75% Retard at October 10, 2018 04:09 PM (Uysai)

347 336 Idris Elba would have been a good James Bond. I remember when it was first speculated, the left expected lots of nice dog whistling red meat, but most conservatives just went "Yeah, badass British guy, I'll allow it."

Of course then it became "No the next James Bond should be a wimmenz!11!"
Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at October 10, 2018 04:08 PM (oZ6kz)

===========

They got her in Atomic Blonde, the best James Bond movie since Skyfall.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 10, 2018 04:09 PM (8o3AL)

348 The interest rate is grossly low and needed to rise,
--

Short rates are around 2 1/4 percent; long rates around 5.

I just checked Bank of America for interest rates on checking and savings - point zero three to point zero six percent

Posted by: Pensworth Coalington at October 10, 2018 04:10 PM (oYD2h)

349
I just looked up the latest H.4.1, Jerry's balance sheet:

https://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/h41/

It's still at $4.1T.

I realized it was a rigged game when they were able to raise rates even after shitting all the printed (well, digi-printed) money.

If it worked the way it was supposed to where the Fed controls the money supply, they'd have to start pulling shit tons of that freshly printed money out. But then they'd have to start selling shit and fuck up the T market, and the MBS shit they'd still got on the books.

So, they just say they're raising rates, and their buddies in the banking system follow suit.

It's all a rigged game. No real free market at the banking system level.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 10, 2018 04:10 PM (f1Vqw)

350
teeth

low water pressure

death panels

no air conditioning

warm beer

horrible toilet paper

the metric system

tiny cars


Separate hot and cold faucets

Storage heaters

Tiny portions

Soccer

State-run media

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 10, 2018 04:10 PM (BWL+E)

351 Seriously, have you checked how much you get on a savings account today? You could put a billion dollars in there and in a year buy a hamburger
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ha ha I remember 18% interest rates.

Posted by: simplemind at October 10, 2018 04:10 PM (C6xeQ)

352 I remember when it was first speculated, the left expected lots of nice dog whistling red meat, but most conservatives just went "Yeah, badass British guy, I'll allow it."

Of course then it became "No the next James Bond should be a wimmenz!11!"


All they'd have to do is use the internet concept of turning James Bond into a title rather than a person. All the movies are canonical, he was originally active in the 60s, and its been six different guys over time all code named James Bond.

Then who cares what he looks like? I mean he's supposed to be Scots with dark hair but he's been blonde and British and all kinds of different things

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2018 04:10 PM (39g3+)

353 cows kick too.
they can even do it sideways.
Posted by: concrete girl



Brown Swiss with hooves the size of dinner plates.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 10, 2018 04:11 PM (gECZB)

354 The Dems in the DNC and elsewhere were royally pissed at the shitty campaign she ran, vocally and publicly. I will be very surprised if they allow her to be nominated again.
=====
A ha! You think they "allowed" her to be nominated. They were blackmailed into it.
Posted by: simplemind at October 10, 2018 04:03 PM (C6xeQ)

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

I'll revise my statement a little bit. If things stay good economically and the Dems see that there is no way to knock off a popular incumbent President, they may run her as a throwaway candidate.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at October 10, 2018 04:11 PM (I16G8)

355 They literally cannot accept the fact that they lose at the polls. Every American - even on the left - should be incensed that this type of thing goes on. Elections are mainly irrelevant (unless someone on the left wins).

Posted by: hannitys_hybrid at October 10, 2018 04:11 PM (iMxDC)

356 ha ha I remember 18% interest rates.

Posted by: simplemind at October 10, 2018 04:10 PM

Thanks for reminding me

Posted by: Jimmah Carter at October 10, 2018 04:11 PM (O2RFr)

357 "They got her in Atomic Blonde, the best James Bond movie since Skyfall.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 10, 2018 04:09 PM (8o3AL) "

But that's impossible. Films can't create new strong female characters - they just have to re-gender old characters. I know this because Hollywood told me.

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at October 10, 2018 04:11 PM (oZ6kz)

358 Posted by: redridinghood at October 10, 2018 04:04 PM (hECVl)

OK, I'll give you the Cliff Notes version then

Right now RCP has the Democrats at 205, the GOP at 198.
RCP is projecting 3 GOP seats as LIKELY DEM (NJ-2, PA-5, PA-6) and another 10 as LEAN DEM (AZ-2, CA-49, CO-6, FL-27, IA-1, MI-11, MN-2, MN-3, PA-17, VA-10).

32 are listed as "Toss-Ups" (30R, 2D) and only 1 DEM seat (PA-14) is LIKELY REP. Almost all of the REP Toss-Ups are in... Blue states (NY, CA, VA).

Like I said, bleak. On the surface.

Posted by: DocJ at October 10, 2018 04:11 PM (9TYxj)

359 " To rid themselves of Trump, am convinced that the Democratic Socialists would gladly see people starving in the streets in order to achieve it..."

Feature
Not a bug

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 10, 2018 04:11 PM (cqNba)

360 299 LiB sez

Pretty sure Soros has a similar Sec'y of State project at the state level.

He has a 'project' to aid in the election of state SoSs, probably thru PACs, but I'm not aware he's adding Soros paid staff to the SoS offices.

Though it wouldn't surprise me a bit.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 10, 2018 04:11 PM (Z4rgH)

361 Isn't Idris Elba basically the same age as Daniel Craig?

Posted by: Nigel West Dickens at October 10, 2018 04:11 PM (SkuXa)

362 ha ha I remember 18% interest rates.

Yeah me too. Of course inflation was 25% but hey

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2018 04:12 PM (39g3+)

363 352
All they'd have to do is use the internet concept of turning James Bond into a title rather than a person. All the movies are canonical, he was originally active in the 60s, and its been six different guys over time all code named James Bond.

Then who cares what he looks like? I mean he's supposed to be Scots with dark hair but he's been blonde and British and all kinds of different things
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2018 04:10 PM (39g3+)

===========

If you want to be nit-picky, they killed that in Skyfall.

His parents' names were Bond.

Although, there's always hand waving, yeah, they just chose a guy named Bond to take on the Bond moniker this time.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 10, 2018 04:12 PM (8o3AL)

364 I put savings I don't have any plans for in 4-week T-bills. They're getting 2.1%.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 10, 2018 04:12 PM (xfb67)

365 TX 23 is Will Hurd?

Posted by: LASue at October 10, 2018 04:12 PM (wMHPW)

366 357 "They got her in Atomic Blonde, the best James Bond movie since Skyfall.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 10, 2018 04:09 PM (8o3AL) "

But that's impossible. Films can't create new strong female characters - they just have to re-gender old characters. I know this because Hollywood told me.
Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at October 10, 2018 04:11 PM (oZ6kz)

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The best strong female characters are those written to be men, apparently.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 10, 2018 04:13 PM (8o3AL)

367 Isn't Idris Elba basically the same age as Daniel Craig?

Craig is slightly older, 4 years. And he's retiring because after a while you can't do the stunts and start to look too old for the part (*cough* Roger Moore *cough*)

Bond has to look old enough to have learned how to do all that stuff, but not so old he can't do anything with it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2018 04:13 PM (39g3+)

368
What this world needs is a Jane Bond to set things right.

Posted by: Pensworth Coalington at October 10, 2018 04:14 PM (oYD2h)

369 ha ha I remember 18% interest rates.

Yeah me too. Of course inflation was 25% but hey

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor
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At the time I had a paper route and no dependents. I actually made money in my savings account.

Posted by: simplemind at October 10, 2018 04:14 PM (C6xeQ)

370 nood don lemon...

Posted by: SturmToddler at October 10, 2018 04:14 PM (8D42x)

371 Although, there's always hand waving, yeah, they just chose a guy named Bond to take on the Bond moniker this time.

Yeah its not like you cannot work around it. Or you could just ignore that and move on ahead as if it never happened. I mean in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" the guy literally refers to someone else being Bond in the past. "This never happened to the other guy"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2018 04:15 PM (39g3+)

372 James Bond can now put 007 down for xis gender in the UK.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 10, 2018 04:15 PM (xfb67)

373 277 Took a look at RCP and glanced at the HOR map. Yikes. Gotta admit, it looks bleak. On the surface. "

There is a rather blatant mathematical error at the heart of RCP's polling model. I've been going to comment on it, so let me try to explain it briefly. the RCP's model takes a large number of polls and averages them together, to get a composite poll. This would be statistically valid IF all of the errors were truly random errors, because you could expect that random errors would occur in both directions.

BUT if you include a poll where the numbers were INTENTIONALLY slanted in a certain direction, then the errors are no long random, they are intentional and reflect corruption of the data. And even if you add in polls that have intentional errors in the other direction, your average has now simply become a contest of who cheated the most, which tells you nothing about the actual numbers being measured.

RCP's model demands the use of large amounts of fraudulent data, meaning a significant part of their results are fraudulent. No one there is intentionally doing this, the fault is that there mathematical model is so deeply flawed that this is the only possible outcome.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 10, 2018 04:15 PM (Kpl3J)

374 Thanks for reminding me

Posted by: Jimmah Carter


How's my ass taste, Peanut Boy?

Posted by: The Killer Wabbit at October 10, 2018 04:15 PM (vtcmf)

375 If it worked the way it was supposed to where the Fed controls the money supply, they'd have to start pulling shit tons of that freshly printed money out. But then they'd have to start selling shit and fuck up the T market, and the MBS shit they'd still got on the books.

So, they just say they're raising rates, and their buddies in the banking system follow suit.

It's all a rigged game. No real free market at the banking system level.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 10, 2018 04:10 PM (f1Vqw)
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Not exactly. The fed injected a shit ton of liquidity through QEs 1-3. They are taking it out - but not by selling. The Fed is holding to maturity and it is "rolling off." So as their Treasuries mature (Mortgage-Backed Securities are a bit different dynamic), they just remit the interest back to the Treasury and decline to purchase replacement bills/bonds. The market absorbs those, and rates move.

The Fed is not going to dump their exceptional holdings - they're just letting them decay. Because they were purchased with new ("printed") money, the money that they injected through the purchase is destroyed when they opt not to renew.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 10, 2018 04:16 PM (I2dne)

376 Privately-Funded Prosecutions: Michael Bloomberg Paying "Fellows" to Embed Themselves in State and Local Government to File Lawsuits
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Looks up definition of 'Facism' .

Yep, that's it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 10, 2018 04:17 PM (Qwtw1)

377 Posted by: Tom Servo at October 10, 2018 04:15 PM (Kpl3J)

Shorter - GIGO. Concur.

Posted by: DocJ at October 10, 2018 04:17 PM (9TYxj)

378 Like I said, bleak. On the surface.

Posted by: DocJ at October 10, 2018 04:11 PM (9TYxj)
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So now we pray and those that pray the rosary, time to start saying it.

Posted by: redridinghood at October 10, 2018 04:18 PM (hECVl)

379 Maybe Glenn Reynolds will issue a nice legal analysis of this subterfuge, complete with insightful constitutional perspective.

Posted by: Ten at October 10, 2018 04:18 PM (Xlssn)

380 Oh please. Yield on the 10Y closed at around 3.19%. I know that sounds high for the last 8 years, but it's really not in this kind of economy. I disagree with the Fed raising rates again though. We are in a complex economic stage and that may kill off the recovery or put a serious dent in it.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 10, 2018 04:20 PM (VpIIl)

381 . This would be statistically valid IF all of the errors were truly random errors, because you could expect that random errors would occur in both directions.
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Random errors are too important to be left to chance.

Posted by: RCP at October 10, 2018 04:20 PM (Qwtw1)

382 350
teeth

low water pressure

death panels

no air conditioning

warm beer

horrible toilet paper

the metric system

tiny cars

Separate hot and cold faucets

Storage heaters

Tiny portions

Soccer

State-run media

.......................

No automatic transmissions

Ridiculously priced petrol

Inadequate lighting

No screens in the windows

No freedom of speech

Criminals with guns

Citizens without guns

Cops without guns

Posted by: Smaug at October 10, 2018 04:22 PM (EMIUG)

383 Dr. Zhivago about to begin on TCM.


"The personal life is dead."

Posted by: Strelnikov at October 10, 2018 04:25 PM (Qwtw1)

384 Don Lemon journaljism major. currently works for CNN. Therefore known liar.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at October 10, 2018 04:26 PM (mpXpK)

385 oops, wrong thread

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at October 10, 2018 04:27 PM (mpXpK)

386 From 'Zhivago'


Gen. Yevgraf Zhivago:
You're an impatient generation.

Engineer:
Weren't you?

Gen. Yevgraf Zhivago:
Yes, we were, very. Oh, don't be so impatient, Comrade Engineer. We've come very far, very fast.

Engineer:
Yes, I know that, Comrade General.

Gen. Yevgraf Zhivago:
Yes, but do you know what it cost? There were children in those days who lived off human flesh. Did you know that?


Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 10, 2018 04:30 PM (Qwtw1)

387 The worst: 50 Hz

This is no joke. 50Hz sucks. I have designed systems for both and it is such a pos. Even more so when first introduced and most electricity went to motors and light bulbs.

It fascinates me that they would pick such a bad frequency, mostly just to be different from the Americans. And because it is a nice round number. Idiots.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at October 10, 2018 04:30 PM (LWu6U)

388 The brits aren't allowed to have guns, but the can have those monster power plugs and those are at least as menacing.

Swing one of those around your head and it was fend off any attacker.

And if that doesn't work, apparently they just talk about how superior their 5lb power plugs are and how many safety features they have and the attacker will off himself just to get away.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at October 10, 2018 04:36 PM (LWu6U)

389 This is no joke. 50Hz sucks. I have designed systems for both and it is such a pos. Even more so when first introduced and most electricity went to motors and light bulbs.
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You have something against larger motors and transformers? What are you, a frequency bigot?

I am offended.

Posted by: 50 Hertz at October 10, 2018 04:43 PM (Qwtw1)

390 Show of hands... who thinks the Federal Reserve has no interest in partisan politics?????
LOL

Posted by: An Observation at October 10, 2018 04:53 PM (tH0dh)

391 Here is the enemy in our mist Bloomberg who got a big time interviews from liberal left rags like TIME and ROLLING STONE he needs to be arrested

Posted by: Tamaa the Bird 1000 Voices at October 10, 2018 04:56 PM (wGqjj)

392 Private prosecution would be a great thing to use against Antifa and BLM terrorists. Where do I sign up?

Posted by: jdgalt at October 10, 2018 08:22 PM (3SFo/)

393 When that commie Bloomy goes out into the hoods of NYC without his 'armed to the teeth' guards, I'll give some thought to listen. Until then, well Mr. 'Nanny' ex Mayor you should STFU!

Posted by: Richard Noggon at October 11, 2018 10:59 AM (ghkmP)

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