The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

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One of the many failings of the Republican party has been its embrace of big business at the expense of the rule of law. Special tax breaks for individual companies, onerous regulation that favors large over small, and a host of other behaviors, all bought and paid for by lobbyists and the Chamber of Commerce and industry groups have conspired to penalize average Americans and small business that is one of the primary drivers of growth in our economy.

The most obvious and disgusting example is the desire of the captive Republican party to open the Southern floodgates and allow unfettered immigration while also giving permanent status to the 10s of millions already here illegally, all in the name of depressing wages and contorting the labor market.

But this is pretty vomit-inducing too. That the IRS doesn't already have simple on-line systems that would allow most Americans to calculate and file their taxes is a pathetic reflection of the stupidity and sloth of government. Add in the craven and corrupt desire of Congress to protect its donor class and we have this ridiculous bill.

Congress Is About to Ban the Government From Offering Free Online Tax Filing. Thank TurboTax.

Last week, the House Ways and Means Committee, led by Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., passed the Taxpayer First Act, a wide-ranging bill making several administrative changes to the IRS that is sponsored by Reps. John Lewis, D-Ga., and Mike Kelly, R-Pa.

In one of its provisions, the bill makes it illegal for the IRS to create its own online system of tax filing. Companies like Intuit, the maker of TurboTax, and H&R Block have lobbied for years to block the IRS from creating such a system. If the tax agency created its own program, which would be similar to programs other developed countries have, it would threaten the industry’s profits.

“This could be a disaster. It could be the final nail in the coffin of the idea of the IRS ever being able to create its own program,” said Mandi Matlock, a tax attorney who does work for the National Consumer Law Center.

Ignoring the disgusting corruption...creating an IRS filing system would hold accountable the most unaccountable department in the federal leviathan. Imagine getting a letter from the IRS claiming back taxes, and being able to show that their own system generated the original data. Delicious!

It is this kind of obvious, blatant and unrepentant unscrupulousness that destroys faith in government. Populism is becoming more and more attractive! Maybe a new term is in order...something that encompasses abhorrence of corporatism in the Republican (and...let's be honest, the Democrat) party and the desire to protect and defend our borders, our culture and the ideals of our government.

National Populism?

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1 top something or another

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at April 11, 2019 11:04 AM (czLDv)

2 Hola amigos"

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 11, 2019 11:04 AM (gC2IV)

3 Black holes exist, and we've now seen light from next to the event horizon.

I blame Climate Change

Posted by: SMOD at April 11, 2019 11:05 AM (QkjLD)

4 Without Proof, Ocasio-Cortez, Omar say they're targeted with death threats

I blame ClimateChange

Posted by: SMOD at April 11, 2019 11:06 AM (QkjLD)

5 Top ten?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 11, 2019 11:06 AM (dDUXP)

6 Most regulation is just big players creating barriers to the entry of little players. Lots of the hygienic and licensing stuff at the local level is for that too.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at April 11, 2019 11:06 AM (RD7QR)

7 Black holes exist

Posted by: SMOD at April 11, 2019 11:05 AM (QkjLD)

I used to play basketball w/one. Pass him the ball, you'd never see it again.

Posted by: BignJames at April 11, 2019 11:07 AM (ykq7q)

8 Most regulation is just big players creating barriers to the entry of little players. Lots of the hygienic and licensing stuff at the local level is for that too.
Posted by: joncelli


Hello Microsloth!

Posted by: rickb223 at April 11, 2019 11:07 AM (dDUXP)

9 If you can file online through TurboTax doesn't the IRS have to already have an interface that accepts the online data?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 11, 2019 11:07 AM (fuK7c)

10 I'm not sure I'd actually want the IRS trying to create software. I've worked with software devs for almost half my life now and they have nothing but horror stories of their time working in government software projects.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 11, 2019 11:08 AM (bcbK8)

11 f, Ocasio-Cortez, Omar say they're targeted with death threats

Try being a trump family member or having anything, no matter how remote, to do with the President

Posted by: It's me donna at April 11, 2019 11:08 AM (O2RFr)

12 Tactile Nuclear Weapons

I blame Climate Change

Posted by: SMOD at April 11, 2019 11:08 AM (QkjLD)

13 Heh.

In before the 'First' starts

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 11, 2019 11:08 AM (bcbK8)

14 Since the IRS has already said its own advice cannot be used as a defense in an audit, I doubt an IRS filing system would be much more use.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 11, 2019 11:08 AM (AM1GF)

15 I'm okay with the IRS not being allowed to create a "free" online tax filing service.

After the disaster of Obamacare and the insurance hubs, I don't think government agencies should be trusted with technology more complicated than a paperclip.

Posted by: blake - used vacation salesman at April 11, 2019 11:09 AM (qC1Sy)

16 Girl's name was probably Rommel McDonald.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 11, 2019 11:09 AM (+y/Ru)

17 4 Without Proof, Ocasio-Cortez, Omar say they're targeted with death threats
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Hold my fucking beer, champ.

Posted by: SCALISE at April 11, 2019 11:09 AM (MAstk)

18 Filing income really stinks thoroughly.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 11, 2019 11:09 AM (AM1GF)

19 You go to file your taxes through the IRS online portal and it's actually just a copy of Zork 1.

"You have claimed too many deductions. You are likely to be eaten by a grue."

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at April 11, 2019 11:09 AM (oZ6kz)

20 If this is either or, only the IRS filing system or only the competing capitalists, I would pick the competition. I do not trust the government to look after my best interests. TYVM

Letting both be available so as to be able to compare and contrast might be acceptable.

Posted by: Le Garde Vieux at April 11, 2019 11:09 AM (lpNIx)

21 Ocasio-Cortez, Omar say they're targeted with death threats

Try being a trump family member or having anything, no matter how remote, to do with the President
Posted by: It's me donna at April 11, 2019 11:08 AM (O2RFr)

Yawn.

Wake me when her body parts are being fished out of six different dumpsters in NYC.

Please...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 11, 2019 11:09 AM (bcbK8)

22 Without Proof, Ocasio-Cortez, Omar say they're targeted with death threats

Posted by: SMOD at April 11, 2019 11:06 AM (QkjLD)

Gee, that's too bad.

Posted by: BignJames at April 11, 2019 11:09 AM (ykq7q)

23 do not let the government fuck up anything more.

Posted by: Tall Nordics at April 11, 2019 11:10 AM (FTPVM)

24 This is ridiculous bullshit.

Posted by: Someguy at April 11, 2019 11:10 AM (oTYTN)

25 3 Black holes exist, and we've now seen light from next to the event horizon.
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Orange donut bad!

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at April 11, 2019 11:10 AM (hjaPQ)

26 "One of the many failings of the Republican party has been its embrace of big business at the expense of the rule of law."

Well, if you can think of a better to way to fund my retirement and keep my mistresses in naughty lingerie, I'm all ears.--Dewey Screwum N. Howe, D-Calizuela.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at April 11, 2019 11:11 AM (3sjI6)

27 horror stories of their time working in government software projects.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 11, 2019 11:08 AM (bcbK

That's not the point. If the IRS system sucks, then people will find alternatives.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 11, 2019 11:11 AM (wYseH)

28 19 You go to file your taxes through the IRS online portal and it's actually just a copy of Zork 1.

"You have claimed too many deductions. You are likely to be eaten by a grue."
Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at April 11, 2019 11:09 AM (oZ6kz)

*lights torch*

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 11, 2019 11:11 AM (bcbK8)

29 This is ridiculous bullshit.

Posted by: Someguy


Ladies and gents, the Horde Response to Most Everything, in a nutshell.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 11, 2019 11:11 AM (AM1GF)

30 3 Black holes exist, and we've now seen light from next to the event horizon.

I blame Climate Change
Posted by: SMOD at April 11, 2019 11:05 AM (QkjLD)

We could never see them before! That means climate change is responsible!

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at April 11, 2019 11:11 AM (RD7QR)

31 The blame for the rank corruption in government lies at the feet of the lobby industry. They bribe the elected members with "campaign contributions" in exchange for special legislative consideration, a.k.a disgusting rent-seeking behavior. The overwhelming majority are in on the scam and if one tries to blow the whistle, the others will nail him/xim/her/xer.

May all the corrupt ones and those that corrupted them burn in hell.

Posted by: Bonecrusher at April 11, 2019 11:11 AM (JNTt1)

32 But this is pretty vomit-inducing too. That the IRS doesn't already have simple on-line systems that would allow most Americans to calculate and file their taxes is a pathetic reflection of the stupidity and sloth of government. Add in the craven and corrupt desire of Congress to protect its donor class and we have this ridiculous bill.
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Maybe. But recall the roll-out of the Obamacare software. This is far more complex. Moreover, there is an advantage in having private companies vying for customers.

Do you really want to have the government deciding on user interface and features? Do you really want government designed software residing in your computer?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2019 11:11 AM (2qPhT)

33 21 Ocasio-Cortez, Omar say they're targeted with death threats

Try being a trump family member or having anything, no matter how remote, to do with the President
Posted by: It's me donna at April 11, 2019 11:08 AM (O2RFr)

Yawn.

Wake me when her body parts are being fished out of six different dumpsters in NYC.

Please...
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 11, 2019 11:09 AM (bcbK

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I'd be surprised if there are members of Congress who don't receive death threats.

It's way too easy to send a nasty, "I hope you die soon," tweet to a public official, and the world filled with way too many people who think that the government is controlling their minds through grammar.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at April 11, 2019 11:12 AM (ANN96)

34 Joan Collins! Wait....

Posted by: zeera at April 11, 2019 11:12 AM (GuGrG)

35 They claim they're from the government and they're here to help with no evidence whatsoever.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 11, 2019 11:12 AM (+y/Ru)

36 Gutfeld said yesterday that the pic, of the black hole made him think of eating at Chipotle.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 11, 2019 11:12 AM (gC2IV)

37 That's not the point. If the IRS system sucks, then people will find alternatives.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


So taxpayer resources should be used to create a shoddy product that will be maintained forever with next to no users with taxpayer resources?

Honestly, I'm amazed the IRS is allowed to use bathrooms unchaperoned...

Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 11, 2019 11:13 AM (AM1GF)

38 27 horror stories of their time working in government software projects.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 11, 2019 11:08 AM (bcbK

That's not the point. If the IRS system sucks, then people will find alternatives.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 11, 2019 11:11 AM (wYseH)

TaxAct provides free Federal filing.

Maybe I'm dumb today, I'm still fasting, but I don't see how the IRS spending millions + of dollars to create something that already exists is a good thing.

I'm not being sarcastic, walk me through this.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 11, 2019 11:13 AM (bcbK8)

39 But recall the roll-out of the Obamacare software.
This is far more complex. Moreover, there is an advantage in having
private companies vying for customers.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2019 11:11 AM (2qPhT)

Okay...so you didn't actually read the article.

The bill doesn't restrict private enterprise. It restricts the IRS.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 11, 2019 11:13 AM (wYseH)

40 Ocasio-Cortez, Omar say they're targeted with death threats

Posted by: It's me donna at April 11, 2019 11:08 AM (O2RFr)

Interesting teeth. It'd be a shame if we corrected the alignment. And you. How'd you like that clitoris removed? Really? Okay. How would you like it reattached?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at April 11, 2019 11:14 AM (3sjI6)

41 Black holes exist, and we've now seen light from next to the event horizon.

I blame Climate Change
Posted by: SMOD at April 11, 2019 11:05 AM (QkjLD)

We could never see them before! That means climate change is responsible!

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This didn't happen when Obama was president!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 11, 2019 11:14 AM (+y/Ru)

42 Maybe a new term is in order...something that encompasses abhorrence of corporatism in the Republican (and...let's be honest, the Democrat) party and the desire to protect and defend our borders, our culture and the ideals of our government.

National Populism?

Posted by: CBD at 11:00 AM

I call it Americanism. I'm not a nationalist in most senses, especially any ethnic sense, but I want what's best for the American nation.

I want laws that benefit everyone, not just the wealthy, the strong, and the popular. I want laws that benefit everyone that puts on pants and puts in an honest day's work, and land on the liars, cheaters, swindlers, grifters, and kleptocrats like a ton of bricks.

This isn't some scary new-fangled thing that gets a special name, it's the ideology that turned this nation into a superpower.

And it's still the newest thing in all of human relations - this idea that us "common folk" can decide what is best for ourselves without the guidance of some small clique in a distant capitol.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at April 11, 2019 11:14 AM (J+mig)

43 Physicists are appropriating my culture!

Posted by: Calcutta at April 11, 2019 11:14 AM (czLDv)

44 33 21 Ocasio-Cortez, Omar say they're targeted with death threats

Try being a trump family member or having anything, no matter how remote, to do with the President
Posted by: It's me donna at April 11, 2019 11:08 AM (O2RFr)

Yawn.

Wake me when her body parts are being fished out of six different dumpsters in NYC.

Please...
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 11, 2019 11:09 AM (bcbK

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I'd be surprised if there are members of Congress who don't receive death threats.

It's way too easy to send a nasty, "I hope you die soon," tweet to a public official, and the world filled with way too many people who think that the government is controlling their minds through grammar.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at April 11, 2019 11:12 AM (ANN96)

Well language control IS though control.

But yes, I agree. This is a nothingburger.

Sadly.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 11, 2019 11:14 AM (bcbK8)

45 Willowed from previous:

Ummm... I may know this woman. Was this woman a teacher in a previous life?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 11, 2019 11:03 AM

****
No.

OK...gotta go. Mrs D demands her coffee.
Play nice kids.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 11, 2019 11:14 AM (0tfLf)

46 Hmmmm. I seem to be tossing out random commas. Must be climate change.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 11, 2019 11:14 AM (gC2IV)

47 This here is a righteous rant. Not that I particularly trust the IRS to code their system to not maximize their collections...

But if a private vendor such as TurboTax did something that 'crossed a line', the gubmint would be on them like stink on shit.
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So you all know, if you have an Amazon account and an Alexa device, you can view a list of all recordings made from that device, and PLAY them yourself.

My brother, ultra-geek, demonstrated this to me. So I know it to be true.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 11, 2019 11:14 AM (Z4rgH)

48 Simplified IRS tax form:

1. How much did you make last year?

2. Send it in.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama-Butcher at April 11, 2019 11:15 AM (tgcQH)

49 It cost me a little over $200 to have my tax return prepared. I itemize and have some other reporting necessary so I choose to have a tax service do it even though it probably takes them only 20 minutes . My theory if they see it's prepared by someone else , less likely I'll be on an audit list. Probably no basis in fact but still...

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 11, 2019 11:15 AM (rxtQa)

50 Come on now. You see ;proles there are hills that the GOPe is willing to die on.


Just not a hill we are willing to die on.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at April 11, 2019 11:15 AM (pw+jk)

51 "Gutfeld said yesterday that the pic, of the black hole made him think of eating at Chipotle.


Posted by: Duke Lowell"


It reminds me of the current progressive-Dem-left that sucks in and destroys any intelligent thought that comes too close.

Posted by: Ripley at April 11, 2019 11:16 AM (MxEKc)

52 As we discussed yesterday, the left trusts government totally, while the right tends to trust business.

Government imposes choices at the point of a gun, while business relies on voluntary transactions. Where business goes wrong is when it lobbies government to eliminate their competition, thus reducing the choice of the consumer. So, in this case as well, it is government involvement that disrupts the market.

Government is sometimes a necessary evil, but it is always evil.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 11, 2019 11:17 AM (YslsA)

53 The blame for the rank corruption in government lies at the feet of the lobby industry.

Posted by: Bonecrusher at April 11, 2019 11:11 AM (JNTt1)

No. It lies at the feet of the citizenry.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at April 11, 2019 11:17 AM (3sjI6)

54 The IRS tax filing system would presumably incorporate an IRS approved calculation of taxes owed. That would be fun to see. I bet the IRS would react in horror to actually calculating taxes, and then would decorate the resulting filing with all sorts of ass-covering disclaimers.

Posted by: Alexa hears everything! at April 11, 2019 11:17 AM (LISuA)

55 >> Ocasio-Cortez, Omar say they're targeted with death threats


Why do they think they can out-victim to 30 or so GOP Rep. who were literally almost murdered on an Alexandria baseball field?

They all forget this and claim, "Things might get so bad it turns to violence!"
Spoiler alert: Already happened - and it was a progressive, Maddow superfan, not imaginary white nationalists.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 11, 2019 11:17 AM (W+vEI)

56
Okay...so you didn't actually read the article.

The bill doesn't restrict private enterprise. It restricts the IRS.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo
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You're quite right, I didn't. I admit to an unconsidered knee-jerk reaction to the Feds being into almost any activity beyond defending the shores, delivering the mail, and printing the money. I'm a bit dubious about the last one.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2019 11:17 AM (2kj6M)

57 All I really need is control of the spray-painted straw cowboy hat industry. Then I'd be a rich bitch.

Posted by: Frederica Wilson at April 11, 2019 11:18 AM (hjaPQ)

58 >>>do not let the government fuck up anything more<<<

Tough to do when people keep electing Republicans like Willard Romney.

Posted by: Fritz at April 11, 2019 11:18 AM (2Mnv1)

59 CBD, it's one short step from "You can use our government system" to "You MUST use our government system."

It seems to me that free enterprise is doing the job nicely. Is it broke? Do we really need to fix it?

Posted by: creeper at April 11, 2019 11:19 AM (PLU0I)

60 If it were just a matter of the GOP wanting to flood the country with lettuce pickers and roofers that would be bad enough but they are also the main drivers of H1Bs as well.

So they are looking to depress wages at both the high and low end in a pincer like movment Against the middle classe.

They are a fraudulent political party properly understood and need to be replaced.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 11, 2019 11:19 AM (FV30l)

61 53 The blame for the rank corruption in government lies at the feet of the lobby industry.

Posted by: Bonecrusher at April 11, 2019 11:11 AM (JNTt1)

No. It lies at the feet of the citizenry.
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at April 11, 2019 11:17 AM (3sjI6)

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We could elect a bunch of people who want to dismantle the administrative state, remove the federal government from most domestic matters, and prioritize peace over war, but we don't.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at April 11, 2019 11:19 AM (ANN96)

62 49 It cost me a little over $200 to have my tax return prepared. I itemize and have some other reporting necessary so I choose to have a tax service do it even though it probably takes them only 20 minutes . My theory if they see it's prepared by someone else , less likely I'll be on an audit list. Probably no basis in fact but still...
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 11, 2019 11:15 AM (rxtQa)

That was my theory.

Still ended up owing over $3600

Sigh.

Fucking tax brackets. And that's with being funemployed half the year last year.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 11, 2019 11:20 AM (bcbK8)

63 It cost me a little over $200 to have my tax return prepared.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation

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I worked out my taxes on a spreadsheet, then filled out pdf files and mailed them in. The IRS can punch my numbers into their software, I am not paying a fee to file electronically.

The idea that taxpayers who are under a certain income level get free filing and anyone above that pays to file grates on me.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 11, 2019 11:20 AM (YslsA)

64 As we discussed yesterday, the left trusts government totally, while the right tends to trust business.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 11, 2019 11:17 AM (YslsA)

You forget. It was the right that was all "my country, right or wrong!' They were in full support of the government until the left moved in and usurped it. I think both the left and the right trust government totally when they control it.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at April 11, 2019 11:20 AM (3sjI6)

65 49 It cost me a little over $200 to have my tax return prepared. I itemize and have some other reporting necessary so I choose to have a tax service do it even though it probably takes them only 20 minutes . My theory if they see it's prepared by someone else , less likely I'll be on an audit list. Probably no basis in fact but still...
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 11, 2019 11:15 AM (rxtQa)

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Same thought process here.

I do not play games with the IRS.

Posted by: blake - used vacation salesman at April 11, 2019 11:20 AM (qC1Sy)

66 I agree with Kreplach

Posted by: Tall Nordics at April 11, 2019 11:20 AM (FTPVM)

67 This is a dim sponsored bill, so...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 11, 2019 11:21 AM (6qErC)

68 @MZHemingway

Speaking with intel sources this AM who say they are nearly speechless regarding media/Dem attempts to claim spying isn't spying. They say it's indisputable. We're not even talking about low-level spying -- but informants, wiretaps -- unquestionable issue.

Posted by: Tami at April 11, 2019 11:21 AM (cF8AT)

69 We could elect a bunch of people who want to
dismantle the administrative state, remove the federal government from
most domestic matters, and prioritize peace over war, but we don't.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at April 11, 2019 11:19 AM (ANN96)

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We elected one in 2016 and look at how the federal government in all its forms has fought back with all of its weapons.
We won't or can't vote our way out of this.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at April 11, 2019 11:22 AM (pw+jk)

70 We could elect a bunch of people who want to dismantle the administrative state, remove the federal government from most domestic matters, and prioritize peace over war, but we don't.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at April 11, 2019 11:19 AM (ANN96)

It's hard to make informed decisions when there are so few sources of valid information, given the rampant corruption in the media.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at April 11, 2019 11:22 AM (J+mig)

71 Posted by: Kreplach at April 11, 2019 11:19 AM (FV30l)

Have you been unbanned?

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 11, 2019 11:22 AM (Z4rgH)

72 We could elect a bunch of people who want to dismantle the administrative state, remove the federal government from most domestic matters, and prioritize peace over war, but we don't.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at April 11, 2019 11:19 AM (ANN96)

We could also eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly. I know, crazy talk.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at April 11, 2019 11:22 AM (3sjI6)

73 I trust the IRS about as much as Black Lives Matter trust cops. No desire to do anything in such a way that could bring their ire onto myself, thanks.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at April 11, 2019 11:22 AM (KUaJL)

74 The differences is, the Right trusts Rule of Law.

the Left does NOT. they want "rule by men" not a set law for all

so of course they are now all pro-gov! they have captured it

it took us a while to accept that our gov is corrupt to the extent that we must abandon (temporarily/situationally) a belief in Rule of Law.

So let's work to get back to it, because otherwise it's basically back to feudalism (which we're nearly at right now)

Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 11, 2019 11:22 AM (Rarvo)

75 My seminal moment with the IRS occurred on the 4th floor of the Federal Building in Atlanta, where I had ventured to query The Source as to how I was supposed to account for an accumulation throw-back into years where the surcharge was in effect.

The agent I spoke to (in a nice plushy office, btw) after looking at things said, "Mr. Hammer, my best advice is that you hire an accountant."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2019 11:22 AM (2kj6M)

76 It cost me a little over $200 to have my tax return prepared. I itemize and have some other reporting necessary so I choose to have a tax service do it even though it probably takes them only 20 minutes . My theory if they see it's prepared by someone else , less likely I'll be on an audit list. Probably no basis in fact but still...
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 11, 2019 11:15 AM (rxtQa)

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Absolutely. This is the only good reason to have an accountant do your taxes - and it's a damned good reason.

If some bloodthirsty chiseler at the IRS decides to pull your card, the accounting firm deals with the bullshit, and keeps you out of the pokey. If you do it yourself, you get to enter mutual combat with an army of soulless bureaucrats with an indefatigable will to squeeze you for every bit of money you'll make over the next ten years.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 11, 2019 11:22 AM (AzW6q)

77 imaginary white nationalists."

It's the 90s all over again.

Mmmm Bop.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 11, 2019 11:23 AM (6qErC)

78 The tax lobby (led by TurboTax, H&R Block, and tax accountants everywhere) is one of the most obnoxious lobbying groups in the world.

Seriously, filing taxes should not be so time consuming and expensive, and the only people who like it that way are people who profit from it, and politicians who benefit from hiding from the american people exactly how much it is we're paying in taxes.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 11, 2019 11:24 AM (GBteo)

79 @68

It beggars the imagination that anyone can not comprehend what a FISA warrant is and what it allows the government to do once obtained.

The S in FISA means surveillance, surveillance is just another word for spying.

These people need smashed.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 11, 2019 11:24 AM (FV30l)

80 We designed Donald J Trump to be God Emperor of the United States. Enjoy!

Posted by: Tall Nordics at April 11, 2019 11:24 AM (FTPVM)

81 I've always had my taxes done by an account, being a subscriber to Can't resist temptation's theory. Fifty years, one audit. Owed 'em $200.

Posted by: creeper at April 11, 2019 11:24 AM (PLU0I)

82 I'd be surprised if there are members of Congress who don't receive death threats.

It's way too easy to send a nasty, "I hope you die soon," tweet to a public official,

Posted by: TheJamesMadison


Need to send them a dictionary with the word "threat" and it's definition circled.

Because that ain't it.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 11, 2019 11:24 AM (dDUXP)

83 I married my accountant. That way she can't testify against me in court.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 11, 2019 11:24 AM (8ZmvG)

84 We could elect a bunch of people who want to
dismantle the administrative state, remove the federal government from
most domestic matters, and prioritize peace over war...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at April 11, 2019 11:19 AM (ANN96)


Are you the guy from the sidebar pitch meeting link? If so, I want more.

Posted by: DR.WTF at April 11, 2019 11:24 AM (aS1PU)

85 It cost me a little over $200 to have my tax return prepared. I itemize and have some other reporting necessary so I choose to have a tax service do it even though it probably takes them only 20 minutes . My theory if they see it's prepared by someone else , less likely I'll be on an audit list. Probably no basis in fact but still...
Posted by: Can't resist temptation
---------

We will lie for you.

Posted by: H&L Brock at April 11, 2019 11:24 AM (ZMWtN)

86 Maybe a new term is in order...something that encompasses abhorrence of corporatism in the Republican (and...let's be honest, the Democrat) party and the desire to protect and defend our borders, our culture and the ideals of our government.

-
Bush/Romney Free Republicanism.

P.S. I saw that shortly before 41's death someone asked Barbara Bush if she still considered herself a Republican and she said no.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 11, 2019 11:24 AM (+y/Ru)

87 @71

Why are you so concerned about my postings?

Narc.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 11, 2019 11:25 AM (FV30l)

88 Did the news actually say AOC made her claims without evidence, or do they only reserve that bullshit for everything trump says?

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at April 11, 2019 11:25 AM (+dsLj)

89 Written by a retired Fire Chief in NYC about the death of his son also a firefighter on 9/11 in response to the disgusting remarks of Iilan Omar.

http://tinyurl.com/y3jj7x6r

Posted by: Cheri at April 11, 2019 11:25 AM (oiNtH)

90 an indefatigable will to squeeze you for every bit of money you'll make over the next ten years.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 11, 2019 11:22 AM (AzW6q)

Like my ex-wife?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 11, 2019 11:25 AM (NWiLs)

91 I married my accountant. That way she can't testify against me in court.
Posted by: Stringer Davis
--------

Um. I think it is, she can't be compelled to testify.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2019 11:26 AM (ZMWtN)

92 This Chinese medical center invented a 'sperm-extracting machine for donors too embarrassed to masturbate in hospitals.

Yes, there's video...of the machine, you pervs.

https://tinyurl.com/y3vnpaf6

Posted by: Tami at April 11, 2019 11:26 AM (cF8AT)

93 >>I saw that shortly before 41's death someone asked Barbara Bush if she still considered herself a Republican and she said no.



Please Clap.

Posted by: garrett at April 11, 2019 11:26 AM (uwOBA)

94 90 an indefatigable will to squeeze you for every bit of money you'll make over the next ten years.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 11, 2019 11:22 AM (AzW6q)

Like my ex-wife?
Posted by: Insomniac at April 11, 2019 11:25 AM (NWiLs)

Yes. The IRS is, in many ways, a spiteful, vengeful ex-wife who you never chose to marry in the first place, and who will never leave you alone for the rest of your life, and possibly for years after you die as well.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 11, 2019 11:26 AM (GBteo)

95 64 As we discussed yesterday, the left trusts government totally, while the right tends to trust business.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 11, 2019 11:17 AM (YslsA)

You forget. It was the right that was all "my country, right or wrong!' They were in full support of the government until the left moved in and usurped it. I think both the left and the right trust government totally when they control it.
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at April 11, 2019 11:20 AM (3sjI6)

I was a fanatical patriot growing up. You have no idea, 'my country right or wrong' was damn near tattooed on me.

Part of that was nationalism and American Exceptionalism.

But as time has ground on, the government has changed. How they treat us has changed. It isn't about Republican or Democrat. It's Liberty vs Statism.

This country was great and worthy of devotion when it governed least and wasn't about this totalitarian control over what we do, what we say, what we think even.

(and yes, I'm aware things were nearly as bad under FDR and Wilson)

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 11, 2019 11:27 AM (bcbK8)

96 92 This Chinese medical center invented a 'sperm-extracting machine for donors too embarrassed to masturbate in hospitals.
---
Automation is taking all the really good jobs.

Posted by: Shemp Smith at April 11, 2019 11:27 AM (hjaPQ)

97 So let's work to get back to it, because otherwise it's basically back to feudalism (which we're nearly at right now)
Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 11, 2019 11:22 AM (Rarvo)

Feudalism gets a bad rap. But, primae noctis is really a blast!

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at April 11, 2019 11:28 AM (3sjI6)

98 >>This Chinese medical center invented a 'sperm-extracting machine for donors too embarrassed to masturbate in hospitals.


Let me guess - a Chinese guy in a box?

I don't think they have enough ladies over there to waste one on jerking off sperm donors.

Posted by: garrett at April 11, 2019 11:28 AM (uwOBA)

99 93 >>I saw that shortly before 41's death someone asked Barbara Bush if she still considered herself a Republican and she said no.



Please Clap.
Posted by: garrett at April 11, 2019 11:26 AM (uwOBA)

Well, neither do I. And her family is a big part of why.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 11, 2019 11:28 AM (bcbK8)

100 China beat Japan to building a sexbot? I shan't believe it.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at April 11, 2019 11:28 AM (oZ6kz)

101
Do you really want to have the government deciding on user interface and features? Do you really want government designed software residing in your computer?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.


John Lewis cares about this?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 11, 2019 11:29 AM (aKsyK)

102 This Chinese medical center invented a 'sperm-extracting machine for donors too embarrassed to masturbate in hospitals.


-

The Chinese Government is looking to extract my precious bodily fluids without my consent!

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at April 11, 2019 11:29 AM (KUaJL)

103 Yes, the Chinese sperm extraction machine is actually just Awesomeo-5000.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at April 11, 2019 11:29 AM (oZ6kz)

104 Filing taxes should be as simple as filling out a post card with you gross income and a tax bill that results from some simple calculation; say gross income x 0.03.

No deductions, no BS.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 11, 2019 11:29 AM (eIlkN)

105 80 We designed Donald J Trump to be God Emperor of the United States. Enjoy!
Posted by: Tall Nordics at April 11, 2019 11:24 AM (FTPVM)

Oh, I will

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 11, 2019 11:30 AM (bcbK8)

106 (and yes, I'm aware things were nearly as bad under FDR and Wilson)
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 11, 2019 11:27 AM (bcbK

Things were arguably worse in the past. Or at least were trending in a worse direction.

I read old SCOTUS cases (largely from FDR - appointed justices) and I'm like "what in the actual fuck..."

Many of those cases are still good law, too.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 11, 2019 11:30 AM (GBteo)

107 National Populists? NAPOs?
NAPIs?

Posted by: Mitch McSoze at April 11, 2019 11:30 AM (rZ5g0)

108 This Chinese medical center invented a 'sperm-extracting machine for donors too embarrassed to masturbate in hospitals.


*******

Back in the day I worked at a hospital with an Adolescent cardiac telemetry unit. One day, the nurse at the monitoring station saw the cardiac rhythm of one of the teenagers going wacky-banana kooky haywire (I generally try not to use technical terms, but in this case that is the only way to describe it). The rapid response team rushed to the patient's room, only to find him in flagrante delicto, IYKWIM. Taking matters into his own hands as it were.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 11, 2019 11:31 AM (m45I2)

109 What the hell is China doing taking sperm donations?

There's like 150 men for every woman there, right?



They have to just be dumping that shit in the Oceans.

Posted by: garrett at April 11, 2019 11:31 AM (uwOBA)

110 Why are you so concerned about my postings?

Narc.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 11, 2019 11:25 AM (FV30l)


Because you was banned for being a shitskull, and until a Cob tells me you are unbanned, I'll keep on calling you on it.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 11, 2019 11:31 AM (Z4rgH)

111 >>Written by a retired Fire Chief in NYC about the death of his son also a firefighter on 9/11 in response to the disgusting remarks of Iilan Omar.

http://tinyurl.com/y3jj7x6r
- - - -
So sad.
A young lady who lived next door to my BIL and his family, a dear friend of my nephews, was one of the Boston flight attendants who had her throat slit. One of my nephews was haunted by nightmares about that for years.

That scum Omar knew exactly what she was doing when she said that, and I have no doubt she's laughing at the emotional response she's stirred up.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 11, 2019 11:31 AM (W+vEI)

112 "No deductions, no BS."

So, if it costs me $50,000 to make $100,000 I pay tax on $100,00?

Go back to your chalkboard...

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at April 11, 2019 11:31 AM (w7KSn)

113 OT: Israel is landing a thingie on the Moon today.

You may commence with the space weather jokes.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 11, 2019 11:31 AM (fuK7c)

114 Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 11, 2019 11:27 AM (bcbK

My theory of increased government intervention/ control is directly related to technological advances . It's based on seeing a mirco example of that of over 35 years in my profession. The ability of my superiors and clients to monitor my actions have increased ten fold over that time period.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 11, 2019 11:31 AM (rxtQa)

115 OT: Israel is landing a thingie on the Moon today.

A circumcised thingie, I presume.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 11, 2019 11:32 AM (NWiLs)

116 100 China beat Japan to building a sexbot? I shan't believe it.
Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at April 11, 2019 11:28 AM (oZ6kz)

Eh, it's not so much a sexbot as a motorized wank-sleeve. Not that I would know what such a thing is.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at April 11, 2019 11:32 AM (RD7QR)

117 You bastards forsook my Jeb! For this very principled reason, I had to stop faking that I was a Republican, right before my death, when showing my true colors would cost me and mine nothing. "Go fuck myself?" Well, I never!

Posted by: zombie Barbara Bush at April 11, 2019 11:32 AM (czLDv)

118 We designed Donald J Trump to be God Emperor of the United States. Enjoy!
Posted by: Tall Nordics at April 11, 2019 11:24 AM (FTPVM)


Heh. Your nic reminded me of !Jeb! standing on his tiptoes for a candidate group photo so he could appear taller than Trump.

What a Bush.

Posted by: DR.WTF at April 11, 2019 11:32 AM (aS1PU)

119 This Chinese medical center invented a 'sperm-extracting machine for donors too embarrassed to masturbate in hospitals.


********

Well! That might come in handy.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 11, 2019 11:33 AM (m45I2)

120 This Chinese medical center invented a 'sperm-extracting machine for donors too embarrassed to masturbate in hospitals.


Had that on US dairy farms for years.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 11, 2019 11:33 AM (dDUXP)

121 Hands up! Don't audit!!!

Posted by: andycanuck at April 11, 2019 11:33 AM (Dh1wo)

122 104 Filing taxes should be as simple as filling out a post card with you gross income and a tax bill that results from some simple calculation; say gross income x 0.03.

No deductions, no BS.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 11, 2019 11:29 AM (eIlkN)

I agree.

Frankly, I think corporate taxes should just... go away. They distort the market too much, there's no good way to reconcile GAAP accounting and easy tax filing, and they ultimately are just another "stealth" tax on consumers.

Personal income taxes should be done in as straight forward a way possible. I'd be willing to trade our current system of welfare and tax credits and tax rebates and all that nonsense for Milton Friedman's negative income tax, too.

Up to, say, 20k of income is exempt from taxation for everyone -- if you earn under $20k, you get a 50% "negative" tax rate. Anything above $20k you pay a flat rate of 20% or whatever (someone would have to run the numbers.)

Should be easy enough to do your taxes in 10-20 minutes with a calculator on the IRS's webpage.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 11, 2019 11:33 AM (GBteo)

123 Gotta run but for Diogenes, if still here - Rommel?

Posted by: rhomboid at April 11, 2019 11:33 AM (QDnY+)

124 Do you really want to have the government deciding on user interface and features? Do you really want government designed software residing in your computer?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.

John Lewis cares about this?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.
----------

Well, that there is a poser. John Lewis cares about nothing other than being a power broker, mostly a black power broker.

I would imagine that Lewis is being/has been rewarded for this, but that, per se, doesn't cause me to endorse the Feds getting involved in user software.

Back to Lewis though. I suspect that if we checked, we would find that Lewis is a real rags-to-riches guy. Started out poor-ish, and is now (mysteriously) worth millions.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2019 11:33 AM (U7Mh9)

125
This Chinese medical center invented a 'sperm-extracting machine for donors too embarrassed to masturbate in hospitals. *******


They call it the Stormy 5000

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 11, 2019 11:33 AM (TAmPV)

126 >>This Chinese medical center invented a 'sperm-extracting machine for donors too embarrassed to masturbate in hospitals.


Like most Imports, though - it is lacking in Third Leg Room.

Posted by: garrett at April 11, 2019 11:34 AM (uwOBA)

127 Hillary Clinton is a shrew. We all know that.


New info from Ken Starr says he has proof that her mean and nasty treatment of her former paramour Vince Foster encouraged his suicide. That's how shrewish she can get, apparently, causing her victims to kill themselves.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yyq78hpt

Posted by: Alexa hears everything! at April 11, 2019 11:34 AM (LISuA)

128 116 100 China beat Japan to building a sexbot? I shan't believe it.
Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at April 11, 2019 11:28 AM (oZ6kz)

Eh, it's not so much a sexbot as a motorized wank-sleeve. Not that I would know what such a thing is.
Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at April 11, 2019 11:32 AM (RD7QR)

The Fully Automated Penile Production Extractor Robot

Posted by: Insomniac at April 11, 2019 11:34 AM (NWiLs)

129 Chinese motorized wank sleeves.

Posted by: Chinese Motorized Wank Sleeves at April 11, 2019 11:34 AM (hjaPQ)

130 OT: Israel is landing a thingie on the Moon today.

You may commence with the space weather jokes.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 11, 2019 11:31 AM (fuK7c)


Live broadcast here at 11:45AM Pacific Time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMdUcchBYRA&feature=youtu.be

Posted by: DR.WTF at April 11, 2019 11:35 AM (aS1PU)

131 108 This Chinese medical center invented a 'sperm-extracting machine for donors too embarrassed to masturbate in hospitals.


*******

Back in the day I worked at a hospital with an Adolescent cardiac telemetry unit. One day, the nurse at the monitoring station saw the cardiac rhythm of one of the teenagers going wacky-banana kooky haywire (I generally try not to use technical terms, but in this case that is the only way to describe it). The rapid response team rushed to the patient's room, only to find him in flagrante delicto, IYKWIM. Taking matters into his own hands as it were.
Posted by: Muldoon at April 11, 2019 11:31 AM (m45I2)

That's awesome. It's too bad you couldn't make a hard copy of the display and present it to him before he left.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at April 11, 2019 11:35 AM (RD7QR)

132 I was a fanatical patriot growing up. You have no idea, 'my country right or wrong' was damn near tattooed on me.

Part of that was nationalism and American Exceptionalism.

But as time has ground on, the government has changed. How they treat us has changed. It isn't about Republican or Democrat. It's Liberty vs Statism.

This country was great and worthy of devotion when it governed least and wasn't about this totalitarian control over what we do, what we say, what we think even.

(and yes, I'm aware things were nearly as bad under FDR and Wilson)
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards


Every word he said!

Posted by: rickb223 at April 11, 2019 11:35 AM (dDUXP)

133 going wacky-banana kooky haywire
Sure, Muldoon, throw yer book learnin' in our faces!

Posted by: andycanuck at April 11, 2019 11:35 AM (Dh1wo)

134 The Fully Automated Penile Production Extractor Robot
Posted by: Insomniac at April 11, 2019 11:34 AM (NWiLs)

You should file for a trademark for the FAPPER.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 11, 2019 11:35 AM (GBteo)

135 The government software on my computer, with access to my first draft of my taxes -- before I make "adjustments"... No thanks. I'll pay Intuit.

Posted by: tommylotto at April 11, 2019 11:36 AM (dYinJ)

136 for the name FAPPER*

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 11, 2019 11:36 AM (GBteo)

137 That scum Omar knew exactly what she was doing when she said that, and I have no doubt she's laughing at the emotional response she's stirred up.

Posted by: Lizzy

Oh Lizzy, so sorry and how awful. Prayers for them and yes, Omar knew exactly what she was saying What an awful bitch.

Posted by: Cheri at April 11, 2019 11:36 AM (oiNtH)

138
The Fully Automated Penile Production Extractor Robot

Posted by: Insomniac at April 11, 2019 11:34 AM


with Kung Fu grip

Posted by: AltonJackson link in nick for the MiMoMe at April 11, 2019 11:36 AM (ceIDk)

139 130 OT: Israel is landing a thingie on the Moon today.

You may commence with the space weather jokes.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 11, 2019 11:31 AM (fuK7c)

Jew in Spaaaaaaace!

Good.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 11, 2019 11:36 AM (bcbK8)

140
Eh, it's not so much a sexbot as a motorized wank-sleeve. Not that I would know what such a thing is.
=====

I'm sure I remember Big Bang doing an episode of one of them playing with that and getting embarrassingly stuck.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 11, 2019 11:36 AM (MIKMs)

141 128 116 100 China beat Japan to building a sexbot? I shan't believe it.
Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at April 11, 2019 11:28 AM (oZ6kz)

Eh, it's not so much a sexbot as a motorized wank-sleeve. Not that I would know what such a thing is.
Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at April 11, 2019 11:32 AM (RD7QR)

The Fully Automated Penile Production Extractor Robot
Posted by: Insomniac at April 11, 2019 11:34 AM (NWiLs)

[Golf clap.]

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at April 11, 2019 11:36 AM (RD7QR)

142 Was it a handjob or Code Blew??

Posted by: andycanuck at April 11, 2019 11:36 AM (Dh1wo)

143 134 The Fully Automated Penile Production Extractor Robot
Posted by: Insomniac at April 11, 2019 11:34 AM (NWiLs)

You should file for a trademark for the FAPPER.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 11, 2019 11:35 AM (GBteo)

And make it look like Angie Everhart circa 1990

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 11, 2019 11:37 AM (bcbK8)

144 >You may commence with the space weather jokes.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 11, 2019 11:31 AM (fuK7c)


Da Joos are doing a shitty job of controlling the weather 'round here.

Posted by: Muad'dib at April 11, 2019 11:37 AM (sjdRT)

145 So the Chinese just relabled the Fleshlight.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 11, 2019 11:37 AM (rxtQa)

146 >>New info from Ken Starr says he has proof that her mean and nasty treatment of her former paramour Vince Foster encouraged his suicide.


Uhhhhh, I find myself wanting to say a few of the standard Clintonian responses to this: old news, and at this point, what difference does it make?

Seriously, this is not relevant, nor is "shrewing someone to death" a crime. Hillary has done so much worse in the last 10-15. Keep your eye on the ball, Starr.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 11, 2019 11:37 AM (W+vEI)

147 >>The rapid response team rushed to the patient's room, only to find him in flagrante delicto, IYKWIM. Taking matters into his own hands as it were.


Did you at least fire the Candy Striper for shirking her duties?

Posted by: garrett at April 11, 2019 11:37 AM (uwOBA)

148 You really think the government creating their own tax filing system is a good idea? Because its occurred to me they're not very good at any of this stuff. Point to two good examples.

My only complaint with Intuit, et al is some of the anti-Second Amendment things they've done and the thievery with their pricing, to the point of false advertising. Free, Free, Free? Not so fast. Need to file a certain form? Sorry that requires an upgrade? Need to file a K-1. Sorry that ANTHER upgrade. File in multiple states? Sorry, that's another charge. F them.

Posted by: Marcus T at April 11, 2019 11:37 AM (VpIIl)

149 I'm sure I remember Big Bang doing an episode of one of them playing with that and getting embarrassingly stuck.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 11, 2019 11:36 AM (MIKMs)

Howard invented a robotic hand and hooked it to his laptop. None of them could figure out how to get him unstuck. ER nurse turned the laptop off...

Posted by: Tami at April 11, 2019 11:38 AM (cF8AT)

150 You should file for a trademark for the FAPPER.
---
I've fallen and I can't get it up!

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at April 11, 2019 11:38 AM (hjaPQ)

151 Back in the day I worked at a hospital with an Adolescent cardiac telemetry unit. One day, the nurse at the monitoring station saw the cardiac rhythm of one of the teenagers going wacky-banana kooky haywire (I generally try not to use technical terms, but in this case that is the only way to describe it). The rapid response team rushed to the patient's room, only to find him in flagrante delicto, IYKWIM. Taking matters into his own hands as it were.
Posted by: Muldoon


Should have dismissed everyone from his room but the nurse. IYKWIM

Posted by: rickb223 at April 11, 2019 11:38 AM (dDUXP)

152 145 So the Chinese just relabled the Fleshlight.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 11, 2019 11:37 AM (rxtQa)

And put a motor on it, yes. But consider this: you would be putting your John Thomas in a device made to the usual Chinese level of quality.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at April 11, 2019 11:38 AM (RD7QR)

153 In before the 'First' starts
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 11, 2019 11:08 AM


D*mnit, that First is mine!!!!!!!

* Huma whispers *

Oh, starts. Well. Be a dear and bring me another Chardonnay.

Posted by: Hillary! at April 11, 2019 11:38 AM (zoDyx)

154 "Tactile Nuclear Weapons"

Nukes you can FEEL.

Posted by: Chris M at April 11, 2019 11:38 AM (eAZVt)

155 Eh, it's not so much a sexbot as a motorized wank-sleeve. Not that I would know what such a thing is.
=====

I'm sure I remember Big Bang doing an episode of one of them playing with that and getting embarrassingly stuck.
Posted by: mustbequantum at April 11, 2019 11:36 AM (MIKMs)


So the Chinese attached a Briggs & Stratton 3.5 hp engine to one of those Chinese finger puzzles.

Posted by: DR.WTF at April 11, 2019 11:38 AM (aS1PU)

156 The Fully Automated Penile Production Extractor Robot
Posted by: Insomniac at April 11, 2019 11:34 AM (NWiLs)

Hey, big fella. *click. Me so hony. Me ruv you rong time. *whir What insuwance you have?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at April 11, 2019 11:39 AM (3sjI6)

157 152 145 So the Chinese just relabled the Fleshlight.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 11, 2019 11:37 AM (rxtQa)

And put a motor on it, yes. But consider this: you would be putting your John Thomas in a device made to the usual Chinese level of quality.
Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at April 11, 2019 11:38 AM (RD7QR)

*checks to see if Autoblow is made in China or not*

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 11, 2019 11:39 AM (bcbK8)

158

Fake News Newsweek: "Elderly Americans Are Dying Without Having Read The Mueller Report -- And They're Not Happy About It"


I shit you not.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 11, 2019 11:39 AM (0Qr6+)

159 I like the NYP's cover calling out the scrunt in the verkakte shmata:

http://tinyurl.com/y4ny7aw4

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 11, 2019 11:39 AM (AzW6q)

160 National Populists? NAPOs?

-------

Getting closer...

Posted by: josephistan at April 11, 2019 11:40 AM (Izzlo)

161 Seriously, this is not relevant, nor is "shrewing someone to death" a
crime. Hillary has done so much worse in the last 10-15. Keep your eye
on the ball, Starr.
=====

Sure tried to make unbelievable bitchery a crime with some teenager who harassed her boyfriend for not committing suicide into doing so.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 11, 2019 11:40 AM (MIKMs)

162 And put a motor on it, yes. But consider this: you would be putting your John Thomas in a device made to the usual Chinese level of quality.
Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at April 11, 2019 11:38 AM (RD7QR)

I've put my John Thomas in things with pretty low levels of quality IYKWIMAITYD

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 11, 2019 11:40 AM (GBteo)

163 Da Joos are doing a shitty job of controlling the weather 'round here.
Posted by: Muad'dib at April 11, 2019 11:37 AM (sjdRT)


They've been watching you and they are *not* pleased.

Posted by: DR.WTF at April 11, 2019 11:40 AM (aS1PU)

164 I'm not sure I'd actually want the IRS trying to create software. I've worked with software devs for almost half my life now and they have nothing but horror stories of their time working in government software projects.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 11, 2019 11:08 AM (bcbK

That seems to be the consensus reached last night when this topic was discussed on the ONT. There is no guarantee that an IRS-run online filing system would find you all the deductions to which you are entitled. Better to have private tax preparers compete for your dollar by showing better expertise at minimizing your tax exposure.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 11, 2019 11:40 AM (TfwlC)

165 yeah, nothing like the govermnet to erect obsticales to competition that would land an ordinary person in jail.

my favorites are the license requirements for things like hair braiders, and lemonade stands and such. or the new one I heard about, a bill requiring licensing and training for bee keepers in TX if they want to relocate a swarm. now there's no training available, and none being planned, but the keeper would be required to have like 160+ hours PER YEAR to be able to move bees around.

Posted by: SturmToddler at April 11, 2019 11:40 AM (8D42x)

166 OT: Israel is landing a thingie on the Moon today.

You may commence with the space weather jokes.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 11, 2019 11:31 AM (fuK7c)

Jew in Spaaaaaaace!

Good.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards


Can't wait for the merchandising!

Posted by: rickb223 at April 11, 2019 11:40 AM (dDUXP)

167 152 145 So the Chinese just relabled the Fleshlight.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 11, 2019 11:37 AM (rxtQa)

And put a motor on it, yes. But consider this: you would be putting your John Thomas in a device made to the usual Chinese level of quality.
Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at April 11, 2019 11:38 AM (RD7QR)

If the Japanese made it, the electronics and machining would be second to none. On the other hand, you still wouldn't be able to fit your junk in it.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 11, 2019 11:40 AM (NWiLs)

168 Fake News Newsweek: "Elderly Americans Are Dying Without Having Read The Mueller Report -- And They're Not Happy About It"



*******

"Rosebud!"

**croak**

Posted by: Muldoon at April 11, 2019 11:40 AM (m45I2)

169
Seriously, this is not relevant, nor is "shrewing someone to death" a crime. Hillary has done so much worse in the last 10-15. Keep your eye on the ball, Starr.
Posted by: Lizzy


The Killer Shrew

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 11, 2019 11:41 AM (aKsyK)

170 Did they land on the cheap side of the moon?

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 11, 2019 11:41 AM (rxtQa)

171 Motorized wank sleeves would be a great new product line for Singer.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at April 11, 2019 11:41 AM (hjaPQ)

172 But consider this: you would be putting your John Thomas in a device made to the usual Chinese level of quality.
Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at April 11, 2019 11:38 AM


You want: Me love you long time!
You'll get: Sum Ting Wong.

Posted by: Shenzu at April 11, 2019 11:41 AM (zoDyx)

173 >>"Elderly Americans Are Dying Without Having Read The Mueller Report -- And They're Not Happy About It"


They will get over it.

Posted by: garrett at April 11, 2019 11:41 AM (uwOBA)

174 Mayor Buttplug made his now-famous gaffe attack on Mike Pence the other day ( "Your quarrel, sir, is with my creator") I realized we can use his rhetoric in the abortion controversy.


After all an unborn baby doesn't deserve execution for the crime of inconveniencing his or her mother, and the mothers quarrel is not with the unborn baby, it's with the lord above.

Posted by: Alexa hears everything! at April 11, 2019 11:41 AM (LISuA)

175 160 National Populists? NAPOs?

-------

Getting closer...
Posted by: josephistan at April 11, 2019 11:40 AM (Izzlo)

Dang, forgot my Napoleon sock

Posted by: josephistan at April 11, 2019 11:41 AM (Izzlo)

176 Julian Assange was arrested. May be extradited to US.

Posted by: keena at April 11, 2019 11:41 AM (RiTnx)

177
I read old SCOTUS cases (largely from FDR - appointed justices) and I'm like "what in the actual fuck..." 

Many of those cases are still good law, too.
----
No shit..

A lot of, "the plain, common, simple words do not mean what they say, they mean what we want them to mean."

To overturn those would ruin a whole lot of lines of the liberal rachet.

Like Thomas was saying long ago, "we should over turn the Slaughterhouse cases"

Put economic freedom and liberty on the same footing as personal, and a whole shitton of regulations are eliminated

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at April 11, 2019 11:41 AM (TN1P5)

178 Sure tried to make unbelievable bitchery a crime with some teenager who harassed her boyfriend for not committing suicide into doing so.
Posted by: mustbequantum at April 11, 2019 11:40 AM (MIKMs)

Yeah, that was in MA, IIRC.

Ridiculous case.

The ex-boyfriend texted "I'm going to kill myself." and she said "You should!" (super bitchy teenaged girl response), and then he did kill himself and they charged her with ... something.

(there was more to the story, but that was the basic crux of it.)

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 11, 2019 11:41 AM (GBteo)

179

The Israelis heard someone say "the moon is made of green cheese," and misheard it as "cream cheese."

The whole thing is a damned boondoggle.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 11, 2019 11:41 AM (AzW6q)

180 166 OT: Israel is landing a thingie on the Moon today.

You may commence with the space weather jokes.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 11, 2019 11:31 AM (fuK7c)

Jew in Spaaaaaaace!

Good.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards


Can't wait for the merchandising!
Posted by: rickb223 at April 11, 2019 11:40 AM (dDUXP)

That's where the REAL money gets made.

And yes, I will buy any and all Israeli space program merch if they sell it.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 11, 2019 11:41 AM (bcbK8)

181 The fact that have changed the sep/roth rules and.now hou. Annot reduce self employment tax with them sucks balls. Still reduces fed income but not self employment.. Sneaky shit likes this makes me want the burning time to come soon..

Posted by: Catman at April 11, 2019 11:42 AM (jh6i/)

182 172 But consider this: you would be putting your John Thomas in a device made to the usual Chinese level of quality.
Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at April 11, 2019 11:38 AM

You want: Me love you long time!
You'll get: Sum Ting Wong.
Posted by: Shenzu at April 11, 2019 11:41 AM (zoDyx)

Bang Ding Ow!

Posted by: Insomniac at April 11, 2019 11:42 AM (NWiLs)

183 That seems to be the consensus reached last night when this topic was discussed on the ONT. There is no guarantee that an IRS-run online filing system would find you all the deductions to which you are entitled. Better to have private tax preparers compete for your dollar by showing better expertise at minimizing your tax exposure.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon



And you know it would just be a matter of time before the only the government version could be used. Think Post Office.

Posted by: pep at April 11, 2019 11:42 AM (wW03z)

184 Phone.. Fat fingers.. Repeat

Posted by: Catman at April 11, 2019 11:42 AM (jh6i/)

185 Maybe a new term is in order...something that encompasses abhorrence of corporatism in the Republican (and...let's be honest, the Democrat) party and the desire to protect and defend our borders, our culture and the ideals of our government.

National Populism?
_____________

If we want to label our beliefs, what's wrong with Pragmatism?

I'm against socialism because it doesn't work. Pragmatic.

I'm against disarming the citizenry because it doesn't work. Pragmatic.

I'm against sending our troops all over the world to play social workers for people in half-assed countries. It doesn't work. Pragmatic.

I'm against high levels of immigration because it doesn't work.

You get the drift. Because you're pragmatic.

Posted by: Furious George at April 11, 2019 11:43 AM (9vQJW)

186 154 "Tactile Nuclear Weapons"

Nukes you can FEEL.

Tell us about it...

Posted by: Hiroshima and Nagasaki at April 11, 2019 11:43 AM (O2RFr)

187 169
Seriously, this is not relevant, nor is "shrewing someone to death" a crime. Hillary has done so much worse in the last 10-15. Keep your eye on the ball, Starr.
Posted by: Lizzy

The Killer Shrew
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 11, 2019 11:41 AM (aKsyK)

Mmm, delicious. But a little too sweet.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 11, 2019 11:43 AM (bcbK8)

188 173 >>"Elderly Americans Are Dying Without Having Read The Mueller Report -- And They're Not Happy About It"


They will get over it.
Posted by: garrett at April 11, 2019 11:41 AM (uwOBA)

Not likely. Everyone knows that dead Americans vote Democrat.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at April 11, 2019 11:43 AM (KUaJL)

189 I'm a bit dubious about the last one.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2019 11:17 AM (2kj6M)

I'm on your side, but the point is the blatant sucking of the corporate phallus, not whether the IRS is capable of doing anything well.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 11, 2019 11:44 AM (wYseH)

190 Like Thomas was saying long ago, "we should over turn the Slaughterhouse cases"

Put economic freedom and liberty on the same footing as personal, and a whole shitton of regulations are eliminated
Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at April 11, 2019 11:41 AM (TN1P5)

I missed that, but that should be pretty low hanging fruit. I'm not sure anyone can actually defend that reading of the 14A.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 11, 2019 11:44 AM (GBteo)

191 National Populists? NAPOs?
=====

Brought to mind an old commercial of a whiny kid yelling 'I want my Maypo'.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 11, 2019 11:44 AM (MIKMs)

192 Not likely. Everyone knows that dead Americans vote Democrat.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at April 11, 2019 11:43 AM (KUaJL)

--------

That's how you know the Democrats are right. Once you join the Choir Eternal, and all things are revealed in the light of the Lord, then you vote Democrat.

QED.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 11, 2019 11:45 AM (AzW6q)

193 171 Motorized wank sleeves would be a great new product line for Singer.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at April 11, 2019 11:41 AM (hjaPQ)

Well, so long as there were no needles involved...

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at April 11, 2019 11:45 AM (RD7QR)

194 Good piece about how our administrative state today goes back to the FDR administration.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/327336/

Posted by: steevy at April 11, 2019 11:45 AM (BXMxN)

195 Fake News Newsweek: "Elderly Americans Are Dying Without Having Read The Mueller Report -- And They're Not Happy About It"


I shit you not.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 11, 2019 11:39 AM (0Qr6+)

Give 'em coupon to Golden Corral and they'll forget about it. Damn old farts. Fuck 'em.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at April 11, 2019 11:45 AM (3sjI6)

196 I saw Motorized Wank Sleeves open for Vixen in '85.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 11, 2019 11:45 AM (gC2IV)

197 >>Oh Lizzy, so sorry and how awful. Prayers for them and yes, Omar knew exactly what she was saying What an awful bitch.



Thanks.
Omar tweets garbage to create stray voltage, just as Obama used to do with his outrageous comments, and as Trump does with his tweets, too.

She's scum, and while her views and insult tweets should be noted, I'm thinking people should not be like cats chasing a laser pointer and responding with insults that give her victim cred. Dan Crenshaw responded perfectly.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 11, 2019 11:45 AM (W+vEI)

198 "Because its occurred to me they're not very good at any of this stuff. Point to two good examples."

When it comes to collecting $$$, the gov't is motivated and does OK. For example, my Illinois tollway "I-Pass" works fine on Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania toll roads. Probably others but those are the ones I use. I remember the old days when you had to stop at all the tollbooths.

Posted by: Chris M at April 11, 2019 11:46 AM (eAZVt)

199 If you're doing your last lap obsessed with the Mueller Report, then good riddance.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 11, 2019 11:46 AM (AzW6q)

200 That's how you know the Democrats are right. Once you join the Choir Eternal, and all things are revealed in the light of the Lord, then you vote Democrat.

QED.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 11, 2019 11:45 AM (AzW6q)


Deus Vult

Posted by: DR.WTF at April 11, 2019 11:46 AM (aS1PU)

201 You get the drift. Because you're pragmatic.
Posted by: Furious George at April 11, 2019 11:43 AM (9vQJW)

Yeah, how come the left always gets to use the good terms?

For example -- progressivism in the legal field is called "legal realism" (as opposed to ... fakeism? Or as they say "legal formalism.")

Leftist quasi-socialism in the US is called "progressivism" as opposed to... "regressivism?" I mean who isn't in favor of progress?

We get "conservativism" and "ultra right wing"

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 11, 2019 11:46 AM (GBteo)

202 Good piece about how our administrative state today goes back to the FDR administration.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/327336/
Posted by: steevy at April 11, 2019 11:45 AM (BXMxN)

I think that's where they came up with 'never let a good crisis go to waste. '

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 11, 2019 11:47 AM (rxtQa)

203 >>"Elderly Americans Are Dying Without Having Read The Mueller Report -- And They're Not Happy About It"


They're also dying without seeing the 4 Carter Page FISA warrants and what was on Anthony Weiner's harddrive.
Pity that.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 11, 2019 11:47 AM (W+vEI)

204 199 If you're doing your last lap obsessed with the Mueller Report, then good riddance.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 11, 2019 11:46 AM (AzW6q)

This. I'd like to think my mind would be on better things when somebody says "Walk into the light."

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at April 11, 2019 11:47 AM (RD7QR)

205 OK be honest, who here would trust the IRS to make a website that worked, let alone tax prep software?

"Your income is $20,000, you now owe $1,576,983"

Posted by: Awan & Cosko Computing at April 11, 2019 11:47 AM (kXJSE)

206
The Mueller Report has become Oliver Stone's JFK movie.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 11, 2019 11:48 AM (0Qr6+)

207 171 Motorized wank sleeves would be a great new product line for Singer.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at April 11, 2019 11:41 AM (hjaPQ)


Different colors and you could mix-n-match with your jerks socks.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 11, 2019 11:48 AM (t6MX/)

208 Good piece about how our administrative state today goes back to the FDR administration.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/327336/
Posted by: steevy at April 11, 2019 11:45 AM (BXMxN)

There is no way I'm reading a 46-page law review article in my free time haha

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 11, 2019 11:48 AM (GBteo)

209 205 OK be honest, who here would trust the IRS to make a website that worked, let alone tax prep software?

"Your income is $20,000, you now owe $1,576,983"
Posted by: Awan & Cosko Computing at April 11, 2019 11:47 AM (kXJSE)

Same algorithm as family court, apparently.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 11, 2019 11:48 AM (NWiLs)

210

Fake News Newsweek: "Elderly Americans Are Dying Without Having Read The Mueller Report -- And They're Not Happy About It"



I'm not happy that I'll die without being furnished my emotional support supermodel. That's of far greater importance than the Mewler Report.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivism at April 11, 2019 11:48 AM (HaL55)

211 205 OK be honest, who here would trust the IRS to make a website that worked, let alone tax prep software?

"Your income is $20,000, you now owe $1,576,983"
Posted by: Awan & Cosko Computing at April 11, 2019 11:47 AM (kXJSE)

404 deduction not found

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at April 11, 2019 11:48 AM (KUaJL)

212 Better to have private tax preparers compete for your
dollar by showing better expertise at minimizing your tax exposure.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 11, 2019 11:40 AM (TfwlC)

That's not the point. At all.

When private industry lobbies Congress to prevent the government from providing a pretty basic service, then we have a problem. The issue is not whether the IRS will do a good job (they won't). The issue is the corruption inherent in the decision.

If the IRS system sucks, then the private sector will have a field day!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 11, 2019 11:48 AM (wYseH)

213 Without Proof, Ocasio-Cortez, Omar say they're targeted with death threats

Posted by: SMOD at April 11, 2019 11:06 AM (QkjLD)

Gee, that's too bad.
Posted by: BignJames at April 11, 2019 11:09 AM (ykq7q)

On topic: Milo Yiannopolis in drag as Ilhan Omar:


https://hooktube.com/watch?v=h3Pgs70CKR0

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 11, 2019 11:48 AM (TfwlC)

214 "Because its occurred to me they're not very good at any of this stuff. Point to two good examples."



Running guns and running drugs.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 11, 2019 11:49 AM (dDUXP)

215 I have learned, if the Democrats are trying to do something... anything... learn about it, figure out what they are REALLY getting out of it, and then fight it with all your might.

Posted by: ... at April 11, 2019 11:49 AM (1dTiU)

216
People are dying without seeing obama's real, original birth certificate -- indeed, we all will.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 11, 2019 11:49 AM (0Qr6+)

217 If the IRS system sucks, then the private sector will have a field day!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 11, 2019 11:48 AM (wYseH)

Yep. Just ask UPS and FedEx.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 11, 2019 11:49 AM (rxtQa)

218 This Chinese medical center invented a 'sperm-extracting machine for donors too embarrassed to masturbate in hospitals.

Yes, there's video...of the machine, you pervs.

https://tinyurl.com/y3vnpaf6

Posted by: Tami at April 11, 2019 11:26 AM (cF8AT)

is she cute? anime style?

Posted by: SturmToddler at April 11, 2019 11:50 AM (8D42x)

219 We get "conservativism" and "ultra right wing"

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 11, 2019 11:46 AM (GBteo)

Don't concede the battleground. They try that shit with math and science, too.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 11, 2019 11:50 AM (t6MX/)

220 I'm Drew Boy-R-Dee and Heroin is vegan, so is Crack. But stay away from the brown Acid.

Posted by: Burger Chef at April 11, 2019 11:50 AM (RuIsu)

221 208 Understood but it is not really over long.

Posted by: steevy at April 11, 2019 11:50 AM (BXMxN)

222 speaking of the IRS, this should brighten The Horde's day:

https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2019/04/11/
basta-rific-it-just-keeps-getting-worse
-and-worse-for-michael-avenatti-and
-it-couldnt-happen-to-a-more-deserving-fella/

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 11, 2019 11:51 AM (ER1jH)

223 I saw Motorized Wank Sleave open for Oingo-Boingo.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama-Butcher at April 11, 2019 11:51 AM (tgcQH)

224 This was a good response, too:

https://twitter.com/RealSaavedra/status/
1116264020833476608

Posted by: Lizzy at April 11, 2019 11:52 AM (W+vEI)

225 220 I'm Drew Boy-R-Dee and Heroin is vegan, so is Crack. But stay away from the brown Acid.
Posted by: Burger Chef at April 11, 2019 11:50 AM (RuIsu)

Shit, I was holding out for the beef-flavored crack.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at April 11, 2019 11:52 AM (RD7QR)

226 CBD, the best the gov't can do is just provide an online form fill. Taxpayer is still responsible for calcs, etc...

Posted by: Tall Nordics at April 11, 2019 11:52 AM (FTPVM)

227 Hey. I have an idea. Let's make the tax system simple enough that we don't need the private corporations OR the government to do our taxes.

Posted by: Sooner at April 11, 2019 11:52 AM (Fs5vw)

228 223
I saw Motorized Wank Sleave open for Oingo-Boingo.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama-Butcher at April 11, 2019 11:51 AM (tgcQH)

Motorized Wank Sleave did they do a finale with Detachable Penis?

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 11, 2019 11:53 AM (t6MX/)

229

If you want the Feds to design and implement a tax return service, perhaps you may wish to reflect on the rollout of Obamacare.

And recall how effective and efficient THAT was.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 11, 2019 11:53 AM (KATBx)

230 It's hard to say, but I estimate somewhere around a quarter of people actually believe in the Russian Collusion Dolchstosslegende.

It's hard to see how anyone could believe it, but some do. I think part of it is down to the media. If you live in a deep blue citadel like I do, you never really meet any conservatives, and those you do meet don't talk about it, because the REEEEEEE noises are really annoying.

If you add to that the fact 100% of the media you see, hear and read is far-Left, I think for the thought-impaired among the Democrat voters, it leads to the impression that it's mathematically impossible for Trump to have been elected legitimately.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 11, 2019 11:53 AM (AzW6q)

231 Elderly Americans Are Dying Without Having Read The Mueller Report -- And They're Not Happy About It"
-----------

Stop taking the Left literally. Everything they say and write is marketing, psychological warfare, ass-covering, or persuasion. EVERYTHING

The above headline is just marketing to make the report seem interesting.

Posted by: ... at April 11, 2019 11:53 AM (1dTiU)

232 Okay, I've been reading a lot of conservatives upset about this IRS thing.

I'm not sure they're looking at this the right way. Right now, I use TurboTax for my filing. As a small contractor, I file a Schedule C. The tax laws are a frigging nightmare, and the program is immensely complex, but the interface is very simple and easy. Questions are asked, and answered, and the tax program does the rest. There are things in there you wouldn't believe, but the program fields it. I'm one guy working out of his house, and my filing, printed out, is fifty-one pages long.

I pay much less than I would an accountant, and the whole thing is under my control.

Reading the article, I think this is more complex than just "Big Tax keeps government from giving us free stuff," but whatever.

All I know is that I picked a company from several competitors, and their business depends on being able to do the best job of keeping my own money.

I find it hard to believe that the government that receives that money is going to be equally motivated to keep my tax bill low. Never mind the issue of them producing a system as effective as the one I'm using.

Posted by: MW at April 11, 2019 11:54 AM (hNTtn)

233 OT: GunProDeal has Kel Tec Sub2000 folding carbines for under $400. Likewise their killer sales on Smith and Wesson M&Ps, all under $400 as well, will last until the end of the month.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 11, 2019 11:54 AM (bcbK8)

234 hmm. i see over on freerepublic that malaysia has been invaded by (apparently) japanese crows that like to steal used panties.

Posted by: Anachronda at April 11, 2019 11:54 AM (sGtp+)

235 CBD, the best the gov't can do is just provide an online form fill. Taxpayer is still responsible for calcs, etc...
Posted by: Tall Nordics at April 11, 2019 11:52 AM (FTPVM)

Not to worry! When Trump is sent to prison and we retake control, we'll just tell you how much you owe. We're all about concern for anything that interferes with your right to have sex with.....whatever!--DNC spokesxir.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at April 11, 2019 11:54 AM (3sjI6)

236
We get "conservativism" and "ultra right wing"


Don't forget the word "fundamentalist."

And I like the question, "Just exactly what are you progressing towards? Hmmm?" Why don't you try progressing towards more freedom? If that's not what you want, then you can STFU and STFD because I don't want to hear your Marxist/Communist/Socialist bullshit.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivism at April 11, 2019 11:55 AM (HaL55)

237 hmm. i see over on freerepublic that malaysia has been invaded by (apparently) japanese crows that like to steal used panties.
Posted by: Anachronda at April 11, 2019 11:54 AM (sGtp+)

Japanese crows? So, that's what they're calling Japanese tourists now, eh?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at April 11, 2019 11:55 AM (3sjI6)

238 @RealSaavedra 6 minutes ago

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) suggests she does *not* have a problem with Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) saying the 9/11 terror attacks were just "some people did something"

Tlaib says people are just not "ready" for how Omar discusses issues.

Posted by: Tami at April 11, 2019 11:56 AM (cF8AT)

239 OT:
I just did an online job app for a corporate job with a major manufacturer. At the end was the "diversity" page with the usual round of bs questions that are just part of the corporate world today. But it had a new one:
Are you a member of the LQBT community?
YesNoNo, but I identify as an allyI do not wish to answer


Wtf is "I identify as an ally." I'm not gay, but I'm down with the struggle? I'm not gay, but I enjoy showtunes? I'm not gay but I'm a moist soy boy that wants to let you know I think gays are awesome?
It was a required question, too.
What a stupid time to be alive



/rant

Posted by: brak at April 11, 2019 11:56 AM (6UcZp)

240 Crazy Clown Lady is gonna go even nuttier when she this new meme!
https://twitter.com/lhymcm/status/
1116069537781358595

Honk! Honk!

Posted by: andycanuck at April 11, 2019 11:56 AM (Dh1wo)

241 hmm. i see over on freerepublic that malaysia has been invaded by (apparently) japanese crows that like to steal used panties.
Posted by: Anachronda at April 11, 2019 11:54 AM (sGtp+)

--------

Of course. It was the crows. Those damned crows, every time.

Posted by: Anthony Wiener at April 11, 2019 11:56 AM (AzW6q)

242 218 This Chinese medical center invented a 'sperm-extracting machine for donors too embarrassed to masturbate in hospitals.

Yes, there's video...of the machine, you pervs.

https://tinyurl.com/y3vnpaf6

Posted by: Tami at April 11, 2019 11:26 AM (cF8AT)

is she cute? anime style?
Posted by: SturmToddler at April 11, 2019 11:50 AM (8D42x)

Waifu Animated NeuroKinetic Erection Reciprocal Stimulator

Posted by: Insomniac at April 11, 2019 11:57 AM (NWiLs)

243 "Just exactly what are you progressing towards? Hmmm?"
Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivism at April 11, 2019 11:55 AM (HaL55)

The bottom of the cliff?--Lemming #9

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at April 11, 2019 11:57 AM (3sjI6)

244 So Trump tweeted out that the Battleground poll had him at 55% approval and the director of the poll had to respond that he's wrong and the correct number is 43%?!?!?!

Posted by: david venable at April 11, 2019 11:57 AM (9ogIP)

245 I just did an online job app for a corporate job with a major manufacturer. At the end was the "diversity" page with the usual round of bs questions that are just part of the corporate world today. But it had a new one:
Are you a member of the LQBT community?
YesNoNo, but I identify as an allyI do not wish to answer


Wtf is "I identify as an ally." I'm not gay, but I'm down with the struggle?

Posted by: brak


Means you gotta suck a dick on break.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 11, 2019 11:58 AM (dDUXP)

246 If you add to that the fact 100% of the media you see, hear and read is far-Left, I think for the thought-impaired among the Democrat voters, it leads to the impression that it's mathematically impossible for Trump to have been elected legitimately.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 11, 2019 11:53 AM (AzW6q)

Yeah, it's hard to describe how everyone ASSUMES that everyone else around them is a leftist NPC like they are, and only toothless hillbillies in flyover country support Trump.

...And if they've never met a Trump supporter in person (they have, of course, they just don't know it), then... how the fuck is Trump president?!

Everyone just assumes I'm a liberal because I'm young and have all my teeth.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 11, 2019 11:58 AM (GBteo)

247 Motorized wank sleeves would be a great new product line for Singer.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at April 11, 2019 11:41 AM (hjaPQ)

Well, so long as there were no needles involved...
Posted by: joncelli
---------

I have a Singer bench grinder. Much cleaner than this, but the same machine: http://tinyurl.com/y5vp9ytd

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2019 11:58 AM (2kj6M)

248 A bill to prevent the government from having a free service to the citizenry in favor of a cost for service corporation is bizarre .

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 11, 2019 11:59 AM (rxtQa)

249
Adding something to nic.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 11, 2019 11:59 AM (HaL55)

250
Is the motorized wank sleeve two stroke or four stroke?

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 11, 2019 11:59 AM (TAmPV)

251 Someone mentioned earlier how Hillary paid off the debts of the DNC for the price of full control.

Which debts they were in, in part, because Obama used Organizing for America (fka Obama for America).

AFAIK, all the Hillary people are still running the DNC
And OFA still millions.

And a gaggle of these freshmen donks took a bus to see Obama

Then Pelosi says she has votes, not Twitter followers

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at April 11, 2019 11:59 AM (TN1P5)

252 What guy is going to willingly put his dick into a contraption that "extracts" sperm? Seriously. I'd rather be embarrassed masturbating than being called "stumpy."

Posted by: JoeF. at April 11, 2019 11:59 AM (NFEMn)

253
I'm not gay, but I'm down with the struggle?

_____

So.... .you're willing to learn. Good Good.

*scribbles on clipboard

Posted by: Corporate HR at April 11, 2019 12:00 PM (8XRCm)

254 225 220 I'm Drew Boy-R-Dee and Heroin is vegan, so is Crack. But stay away from the brown Acid.
Posted by: Burger Chef at April 11, 2019 11:50 AM (RuIsu)

Shit, I was holding out for the beef-flavored crack.
Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at April 11, 2019 11:52 AM (RD7QR)

That would be the Beef Bacon.
Buying some tonight, from Walmart, of all places...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 11, 2019 12:00 PM (bcbK8)

255 MZHemingway

Speaking with intel sources this AM who say they are nearly speechless regarding media/Dem attempts to claim spying isn't spying. They say it's indisputable. We're not even talking about low-level spying -- but informants, wiretaps -- unquestionable issue.
Posted by: Tami at April 11, 2019 11:21 AM (cF8AT)
******************
Watching the Democrats/MSM complete denial of spying is something to behold. They have completely lost their minds over this.

Posted by: redridinghood at April 11, 2019 12:00 PM (RBOtF)

256 Now I'm seeing pics of the arrested Assange winking and smiling. A single charge may mean that he's going to do a deal with DOJ?

Posted by: CN at April 11, 2019 12:00 PM (U7k5w)

257 Both houses of Congress shall only meet 90 days per year.

Such a rule has plenty of appeal to reduce how much time the elected idiots can get into mischief while wasting taxpayer dollars.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 11, 2019 12:01 PM (F3zBo)

258 I'm on your side, but the point is the blatant sucking of the corporate phallus, not whether the IRS is capable of doing anything well.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo
-----------

I agree. It is a bit of a blurred line though. I have no doubt that Lewis et al are lined up for a reward, OTOH, how to stop the Feds from dipping their toes into private enterprise?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2019 12:01 PM (KoKdw)

259 "Just exactly what are you progressing towards? Hmmm?"

Neofeudalism.

Political and economic power concentrated in small number of families connected by blood and incest -- CHECK

Violence as the norm outside the castle walls, unsafe to be outside at night -- CHECK

Serfs completely dependent on feudal masters? (Checks out the residential campuses the tech giants are building) -- CHECK

Complete surveillance by a clerisy, with severe punishments for heresy. -- CHECK

So, basically, it's the social structure of 1384 enforced by the continuous surveillance culture of 1984.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at April 11, 2019 12:01 PM (O7MnT)

260 Everyone just assumes I'm a liberal because I'm young and have all my teeth.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 11, 2019 11:58 AM (GBteo)

-------

Yep. Here's some dissonance for you:

I had a young lady Uber driver a few months. I am (relatively) young and have teeth, as well.

Anyway, we got to talking (I love talking to people) about CO and Civil War history, and she was fascinated and impressed that I knew about that stuff. The conversation turned to modern politics and I mentioned that I'm a Trump supporter.

This chick actually said to me "But... you're so educated! How could you support Trump?!"

Posted by: Anthony Wiener at April 11, 2019 12:01 PM (AzW6q)

261 While we are on the subject of shrews, the DNC is going to bombard Americans with emails, social media and local "news articles" in 2020. Their plan is to go (digitally) wherever PDJT gives a speech or has a rally, and bombard people with tallies of promises made but not kept.What the DNC does not understand is that everyone knows this President would gladly have kept every promise, but the Democrats won far too many battles. Reminding Americans of their own obstruction sure does seem stupid.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y6rhc4sj

Posted by: Alexa hears everything! at April 11, 2019 12:01 PM (LISuA)

262 And Classic Firearms are selling my favorite pistols, the Springfield Armory XD series, for under $400 as well.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 11, 2019 12:01 PM (bcbK8)

263 Duke Farms eagle nest cam is awesome. Not much happening at the moment but you have two eagle chicks and the mom. They fed about two hours ago

www.dukefarms.org/eaglecam

Posted by: ... at April 11, 2019 12:01 PM (1dTiU)

264 Yeah, I'mma have to pay the IRS money I don't have for the "fuck the self-employed" penalty tax for not being part of the automatic withholding machine. Between the god damn IRS and my ex, I don't think I'm ever going to get back on my feet.

*bangs head against the wall*

Posted by: Insomniac at April 11, 2019 12:01 PM (NWiLs)

265
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) suggests she does *not* have a problem with Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) saying the 9/11 terror attacks were just "some people did something"

She suggests?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 11, 2019 12:01 PM (aKsyK)

266 Is the motorized wank sleeve two stroke or four stroke?"

Suck, squeeze, bang, blow....

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 11, 2019 12:02 PM (6qErC)

267 Both houses of Congress shall only meet 90 days per year.

Such a rule has plenty of appeal to reduce how much time the elected idiots can get into mischief while wasting taxpayer dollars.
Posted by: Anna Puma


EVERY OTHER year. Like Texas.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 11, 2019 12:02 PM (dDUXP)

268 Means you gotta suck a dick on break.
Posted by: rickb223 at April 11, 2019 11:58 AM (dDUXP)

Don't worry. You'll have a week of seminars to learn the proper technique.--HR lady.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at April 11, 2019 12:02 PM (3sjI6)

269 266 Is the motorized wank sleeve two stroke or four stroke?"

Suck, squeeze, bang, blow....
Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 11, 2019 12:02 PM (6qErC)

I thought that's how you cleared a failure to fire...

Posted by: Insomniac at April 11, 2019 12:03 PM (NWiLs)

270
I have a Singer bench grinder. Much cleaner than this, but the same machine: http://tinyurl.com/y5vp9ytd

Back when I had one of those job thingys (prior to NAFTA that destroyed my career), I programmed, set up and operated a Brother CNC machine. Two of them axually. They were nice machines and we had very little trouble with them. Sorta like Mazak machines.


I did not know that Brother made those machines in addition to sewing machines. Never saw them advertised in trade publications.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 11, 2019 12:03 PM (HaL55)

271 264 Yeah, I'mma have to pay the IRS money I don't have for the "fuck the self-employed" penalty tax for not being part of the automatic withholding machine. Between the god damn IRS and my ex, I don't think I'm ever going to get back on my feet.

*bangs head against the wall*
Posted by: Insomniac at April 11, 2019 12:01 PM (NWiLs)

*Wipes blood off Insom's forehead*

Yeah, got burned by that too. I didn't withold enough and so they decided to hit me with a $700 penalty.

SMH

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 11, 2019 12:03 PM (bcbK8)

272 Dan Crenshaw responded perfectly.

Posted by: Lizz

Bingo. Perfectly said.

Posted by: Cheri at April 11, 2019 12:03 PM (oiNtH)

273 260: The biggest libs I know are in their 80s and 90s! Leftover anti-McCarthyites and socialists to the max, despite their own hard work and affluence.

Posted by: CN at April 11, 2019 12:03 PM (U7k5w)

274 Then you "pulled it out", Anthony Weiner??

Posted by: andycanuck at April 11, 2019 12:03 PM (Dh1wo)

275 Anyway, we got to talking (I love talking to people) about CO and Civil War history, and she was fascinated and impressed that I knew about that stuff. The conversation turned to modern politics and I mentioned that I'm a Trump supporter.

This chick actually said to me "But... you're so educated! How could you support Trump?!"
Posted by: Anthony Wiener



It's because I'm educated is precisely why I support Trump.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 11, 2019 12:04 PM (dDUXP)

276 Oy. Off, Carlos Danger sock.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 11, 2019 12:04 PM (AzW6q)

277 >>Tlaib says people are just not "ready" for how Omar discusses issues.


Never will be. Omar is free to make her ugly comments, just don't demand she is not judged for what she says.

Just note the double standard: Tlaib can mischaracterize what Trump says (refugees are "animals") AND THEN declare it is out of bounds, hate speech that must be suppressed. But also, hey, Omar discusses thing differently, who am I to police her speech?

How about we don't police any speech?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 11, 2019 12:05 PM (W+vEI)

278 This chick actually said to me "But... you're so educated! How could you support Trump?!"
Posted by: Anthony Wiener at April 11, 2019 12:01 PM (AzW6q)

Right, that's the general thought pattern. I have advanced degrees, speak well, keep up on personal hygiene, so of COURSE I'm a leftist.

Another thing I'm a bit taken aback by is how many dumb broads on Tinder / Bumble say "swipe left if you voted for Trump." Like I think they're virtue signalling, and would totally date a Trump supporter, they are just completely unaware of how many men in their 20's and 30's with good jobs, educations, and who look decent vote R.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 11, 2019 12:05 PM (GBteo)

279 Posted by: Insomniac at April 11, 2019 12:01 PM (NWiLs)

*Wipes blood off Insom's forehead*

Yeah, got burned by that too. I didn't withold enough and so they decided to hit me with a $700 penalty.

SMH
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 11, 2019 12:03 PM (bcbK

Thanks.
*staggers*
*rights self*
Just a bunch of looters and thieves, with the blessing of the law.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 11, 2019 12:05 PM (NWiLs)

280 271: I always tended to overpay a bit, as I'd rather get it back than pay the govt, especially when Obama was President. I very much hated that "paying the devil" feeling.

Posted by: CN at April 11, 2019 12:05 PM (U7k5w)

281 Ha, thanks for the laughs, that job app pissed me off. Eight pages and then that crap.


Posted by: brak at April 11, 2019 12:05 PM (6UcZp)

282 Another thing I'm a bit taken aback by is how many dumb broads on Tinder / Bumble say "swipe left if you voted for Trump." Like I think they're virtue signalling, and would totally date a Trump supporter, they are just completely unaware of how many men in their 20's and 30's with good jobs, educations, and who look decent vote R.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes


"But where are the good guys at????"

Posted by: rickb223 at April 11, 2019 12:06 PM (dDUXP)

283 Like I think they're virtue signalling, and would totally date a Trump supporter, they are just completely unaware of how many men in their 20's and 30's with good jobs, educations, and who look decent vote R.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 11, 2019 12:05 PM (GBteo)

---------

And there's the other thing lib chicks find out when they date righties - the demographic prevalence of necrotic soy-dick is negligible in comparison to their own cohort.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 11, 2019 12:07 PM (AzW6q)

284 "But where are the good guys at????"
Posted by: rickb223 at April 11, 2019 12:06 PM (dDUXP)

haha exactly.

"how come every guy I date is a total asshole?!?!"

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 11, 2019 12:07 PM (GBteo)

285 So Trump tweeted out that the Battleground poll had him at 55% approval and the director of the poll had to respond that he's wrong and the correct number is 43%?!?!?!
Posted by: david venable at April 11, 2019 11:57 AM (9ogIP)

See! Trump is a liar! OK, he didn't actually lie, he left off the word "economy". So, he lied by omission! Unlike the Gay Mulatto, who lied directly to your face. He had so much more integrity. Oh, for a return to Administrations that are scandal free!

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at April 11, 2019 12:07 PM (3sjI6)

286 "Suck, squeeze, bang, blow...."

LOL, it's true!

Posted by: Chris M at April 11, 2019 12:07 PM (eAZVt)

287 But stay away from the brown Acid.
=====

Simple Gaia-friendly rules: green acid = Good; brown acid = Bad.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 11, 2019 12:07 PM (MIKMs)

288
I always tended to overpay a bit, as I'd rather get it back than pay the govt

Read that again closely.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 11, 2019 12:07 PM (aKsyK)

289 282 Another thing I'm a bit taken aback by is how many dumb broads on Tinder / Bumble say "swipe left if you voted for Trump." Like I think they're virtue signalling, and would totally date a Trump supporter, they are just completely unaware of how many men in their 20's and 30's with good jobs, educations, and who look decent vote R.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes


"But where are the good guys at????"
Posted by: rickb223 at April 11, 2019 12:06 PM (dDUXP)

That always makes me laugh. You ran 'em off, cupcake, but you lack the self-awareness to understand that and adjust accordingly.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 11, 2019 12:07 PM (NWiLs)

290 Tinder is just like getting bathroom stall graffiti on your phone!

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 11, 2019 12:07 PM (xfb67)

291 "But where are the good guys at????"
Posted by: rickb223


Dating better women.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 11, 2019 12:07 PM (AM1GF)

292 276 Oy. Off, Carlos Danger sock.

Carlos Dangersock is my second cousin on my mother's side.

Posted by: Rex Dangervest at April 11, 2019 12:08 PM (sGtp+)

293 And there's the other thing lib chicks find out when they date righties - the demographic prevalence of necrotic soy-dick is negligible in comparison to their own cohort.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 11, 2019 12:07 PM (AzW6q)

Pretty much all of my "eligible bachelor" single friends, most of whom are better looking than I am, have good jobs, and are well educated voted for Trump.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 11, 2019 12:08 PM (GBteo)

294
Tinder is just like getting bathroom stall graffiti on your phone!



Tinder has a very wide stance.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 11, 2019 12:08 PM (TAmPV)

295 Posted by: Rex Dangervest at April 11, 2019 12:08 PM (sGtp+)

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Oh... of the Hyde Park Dangersocks? Good stock, that family.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 11, 2019 12:09 PM (AzW6q)

296 282
Another thing I'm a bit taken aback by is how many dumb broads on Tinder
/ Bumble say "swipe left if you voted for Trump." Like I think they're
virtue signalling, and would totally date a Trump supporter, they are
just completely unaware of how many men in their 20's and 30's with good
jobs, educations, and who look decent vote R.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes





"But where are the good guys at????"

Posted by: rickb223 at April 11, 2019 12:06 PM (dDUXP)

Well, if they are just looking for someone to take shoe shopping, then they are doing exactly what they should be.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 11, 2019 12:09 PM (jxbfJ)

297
And there's the other thing lib chicks find out when they date righties - the demographic prevalence of necrotic soy-dick is negligible in comparison to their own cohort.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 11, 2019 12:07 PM (AzW6q)

Necrotic soy dick? Is that an actual thing?

Posted by: Someguy at April 11, 2019 12:09 PM (oTYTN)

298 Tinder is just like getting bathroom stall graffiti on your phone!"

"He who reads these words of wit..."

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 11, 2019 12:09 PM (6qErC)

299 "But where are the good guys at????"
Posted by: rickb223 at April 11, 2019 12:06 PM (dDUXP)

I think what they really mean is "But, where are the erections at????"

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at April 11, 2019 12:09 PM (3sjI6)

300 >>>The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

You know what is really galling? Techno-minimalist plagiarists who take one small snippet of a complicated musical piece and repeat it over and over again like some retarded Asperger assclown. Fuck them with the proverbial barbed pineapple.

We must end this techno-minimalist plagiarist tendency. It's ruining modern music as we know it.


Posted by: Galt MacDermot and Camille Yarbrough at April 11, 2019 12:09 PM (/qEW2)

301 Tinder is just like getting bathroom stall graffiti on your phone!"

And about as sanitary.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 11, 2019 12:09 PM (NWiLs)

302 Rick Wilson is going full Saul Alinsky today.

He's got a Daily Beast piece out entitled "Bill Barr Is The Most Dangerous Man In America". I guess everything unregistered Qatari agent Rick Wilson has touched is turning to shit, and now he wants to blame AG Barr.

Posted by: Alexa hears everything! at April 11, 2019 12:10 PM (LISuA)

303 Would you like to hear some blue state 2A stuff? It will make you feel better about where you live.

I submitted my pistol permit application, together with $200 of various fees and proof of the $130 NRA safety course, on 28 August, year last.

I called once in December and once in March and each time I was assured that they'd be back to me next week. Uh huh. Anyway, yesterday I got a call that my permit was ready and I could pick it up.

So I hied off to the police station where they gave me a printout that is my temporary permit. I'm to bring that to a state office within 60 days and with $70 to get the real permit or else it's back to the starting line.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 11, 2019 12:10 PM (fuK7c)

304 http://bit.ly/2D4KixN
*******
California Prosecutors: Michael Avenatti to be Indicted on 36 Counts

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at April 11, 2019 12:11 PM (BqBId)

305 Lib chicks want to bang vampires and S&M billionaires. I'm not that impressed by their standards or judegment.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 11, 2019 12:11 PM (xfb67)

306 Omar is free to make her ugly comments, just don't demand she is not judged for what she says.

Did "edgy" Colbert ask her if her clit's been clipped?

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 11, 2019 12:11 PM (y7DUB)

307
"Suck, squeeze, bang, blow...."


The Otto Cycle or Sandra Fluke?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 11, 2019 12:11 PM (F3zBo)

308 who take one small snippet of a complicated musical piece and repeat it over and over again "

Fugues r' us

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 11, 2019 12:12 PM (6qErC)

309 301 Tinder is just like getting bathroom stall graffiti on your phone!"

And about as sanitary.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 11, 2019 12:09 PM (NWiLs)

Yeah, it is shocking to me to hear my female friends talk about their lives with online dating.

"I went on like 3 dates this week. I didn't really connect with any of them though. I don't know if I'll see them again."
Female friend 2: "Did you sleep with them?"
"Two of them. The third one didn't ask me if he could come over after we grabbed drinks."

Like... ew.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 11, 2019 12:12 PM (GBteo)

310 270 Back when I had one of those job thingys (prior to NAFTA that destroyed my career), I programmed, set up and operated a Brother CNC machine. Two of them axually.

not sure whether typo for "actually" or "axially".

Posted by: Anachronda at April 11, 2019 12:12 PM (sGtp+)

311 Necrotic soy dick? Is that an actual thing?
Posted by: Someguy at April 11, 2019 12:09 PM (oTYTN)

---------

Patient Zero:

http://tinyurl.com/y5qfya5j

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 11, 2019 12:12 PM (AzW6q)

312 Necrotic soy dick? Is that an actual thing?
Posted by: Someguy at April 11, 2019 12:09 PM (oTYTN)

I saw Necrotic Soy Dick open for Hole at the roller rink in Gary, Indiana in 1998.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at April 11, 2019 12:12 PM (3sjI6)

313 CPL is going down faster than Porny Daniels

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at April 11, 2019 12:12 PM (BqBId)

314 What is sexier?

A. Two Scarlett Johannsens at your beck and call

B. Michael Avenatti claiming he is the victim of a witch hunt


Posted by: ... at April 11, 2019 12:12 PM (kAWtr)

315 Hole was the outbreak monkey that started necrotic soy-dick.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 11, 2019 12:13 PM (xfb67)

316 Re: Rick Wilson (and let's face it, dozens like him)

Trump keeps laying out rakes for these SMARTEST PEOPLE ON THE PLANET and they keep stepping on them.

Clearly we need a better class of "elites" in this country.

Posted by: DocJ at April 11, 2019 12:13 PM (fF3XF)

317 Let's say an average looking girl goes on an average of 2 tinder dates a week for a year. Sleeps with, say 75% of the guys she "grabbed drinks" with.

Thats 78 sex partners. In one year.

...and I don't think that number is super exaggerated for women on tinder, either.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 11, 2019 12:13 PM (GBteo)

318 Eli Lake is a real journalist. His piece today on Barr's acknowledgement of what everyone already knew, that the Obama administration spied on the Trump campaign, emphasizes another critical (and overlooked) point: Barr needs to go after the leakers just as hard.

Posted by: Alexa hears everything! at April 11, 2019 12:13 PM (LISuA)

319 Rick Wilson is going full Saul Alinsky today.

He's got a Daily Beast piece out entitled "Bill Barr Is The Most Dangerous Man In America". I guess everything unregistered Qatari agent Rick Wilson has touched is turning to shit, and now he wants to blame AG Barr.
Posted by: Alexa hears everything! at April 11, 2019 12:10 PM (LISuA)


That fat tub of homo goo getting prosecuted would be the best thing ever.

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 11, 2019 12:13 PM (y7DUB)

320 303
Would you like to hear some blue state 2A stuff? It will make you feel better about where you live.



I submitted my pistol permit application, together with $200 of
various fees and proof of the $130 NRA safety course, on 28 August, year
last.



I called once in December and once in March and each time I was
assured that they'd be back to me next week. Uh huh. Anyway, yesterday
I got a call that my permit was ready and I could pick it up.



So I hied off to the police station where they gave me a printout
that is my temporary permit. I'm to bring that to a state office within
60 days and with $70 to get the real permit or else it's back to the
starting line.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 11, 2019 12:10 PM (fuK7c)
Just how exactly does that square up with the "....shall not be infringed".

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 11, 2019 12:13 PM (jxbfJ)

321 What is sicker?

A. CPL

B. The guy who spent $6,000 for a ScarJo love doll?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 11, 2019 12:13 PM (F3zBo)

322 What is sicker?

A. CPL

B. The guy who spent $6,000 for a ScarJo love doll?
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 11, 2019 12:13 PM (F3zBo)

-------

"A."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 11, 2019 12:14 PM (AzW6q)

323 When private industry lobbies Congress to prevent the government from providing a pretty basic service, then we have a problem. The issue is not whether the IRS will do a good job (they won't). The issue is the corruption inherent in the decision.

If the IRS system sucks, then the private sector will have a field day!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 11, 2019 11:48 AM (wYseH)

No. Because once the government becomes a provider of tax filing services, it will be but a few short years before it makes itself the only provider. See government-run health care in Canada, or Britain. Or government-run auto insurance in some Canadian Provinces.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 11, 2019 12:15 PM (TfwlC)

324 It's not always been particularly popular to say this, but I've always been a Nationalist first, Capitalist long after.

OF course, what we have in the US of A is "Capitalism", not really anything remotely resembling the actual -ism it pertains to. Government cannot be 40+ percent of any economy that can reasonably be called Capitalist.

Posted by: DocJ at April 11, 2019 12:15 PM (fF3XF)

325 Would you like to hear some blue state 2A stuff? It will make you feel better about where you live.

I love living in rundown Midwestern state that New Yorkers and Californicans have no interest in.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at April 11, 2019 12:16 PM (O7MnT)

326 But where are the good guys at????

In Church, you know, that icky place where all the (insert snarky, edgy, opprobrium) people gather.

Posted by: bonhomme at April 11, 2019 12:16 PM (9t0Zz)

327 317 Let's say an average looking girl goes on an average of 2 tinder dates a week for a year. Sleeps with, say 75% of the guys she "grabbed drinks" with.

Thats 78 sex partners. In one year.

...and I don't think that number is super exaggerated for women on tinder, either.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 11, 2019 12:13 PM (GBteo)

Ew. Just, ew.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 11, 2019 12:16 PM (NWiLs)

328 324 It's not always been particularly popular to say this, but I've always been a Nationalist first, Capitalist long after.

OF course, what we have in the US of A is "Capitalism", not really anything remotely resembling the actual -ism it pertains to. Government cannot be 40+ percent of any economy that can reasonably be called Capitalist.

Posted by: DocJ at April 11, 2019 12:15 PM (fF3XF)

Historically that would be known as a facist economy. Yes it's ironic.

Posted by: Someguy at April 11, 2019 12:16 PM (oTYTN)

329 You shouldn't use the word "capitalism", that's Marx's boogie-man word.

Free Markets is a better term. But it also, illuminates how far off we have gone.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 11, 2019 12:17 PM (xfb67)

330 283 Like I think they're virtue signalling, and would totally date a Trump supporter, they are just completely unaware of how many men in their 20's and 30's with good jobs, educations, and who look decent vote R.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 11, 2019 12:05 PM (GBteo)

---------

And there's the other thing lib chicks find out when they date righties - the demographic prevalence of necrotic soy-dick is negligible in comparison to their own cohort.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 11, 2019 12:07 PM (AzW6q)

So when you put a necrotic soy-dick into a motorized wank sleeve you get...

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at April 11, 2019 12:17 PM (RD7QR)

331 Brian Cates @drawandstrike
32m
Trump and Barr will now leverage Assanghole into revealing where those DNC emails actually came from.

When that happens the biggest card gets yanked out of the bottom of the whole "Trump/Russia Collusion" hoax house of cards.

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at April 11, 2019 12:18 PM (BqBId)

332 Because once the government becomes a provider of tax filing services, it will be but a few short years before it makes itself the only provider.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 11, 2019 12:15 PM (TfwlC)

Honestly not trying to be snarky here, but I have to ask... So?

Posted by: DocJ at April 11, 2019 12:18 PM (fF3XF)

333
not sure whether typo for "actually" or "axially".

That's Phoneticbonics for "akshually." They were just 3-axis machines. Actually.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 11, 2019 12:18 PM (HaL55)

334 332 Because once the government becomes a provider of tax filing services, it will be but a few short years before it makes itself the only provider.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 11, 2019 12:15 PM (TfwlC)

Honestly not trying to be snarky here, but I have to ask... So?
Posted by: DocJ at April 11, 2019 12:18 PM (fF3XF)

They can't simultaneously be your adversary and advocate at the same time.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 11, 2019 12:19 PM (NWiLs)

335 is 43%?!?!?!
Posted by: david venable at April 11, 2019 11:57 AM (9ogIP)

Oh, a troll. How cute!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 11, 2019 12:20 PM (TfwlC)

336 The Bulwark of Bullshit has their own piece out today emphasizing that Bill Barr, previously their Great Hope For sanity In The Trump Administration, is now fair game. Sykes, who I believe is still a serial cheater and hates his children too, wrote a Voxsplainer entitled "Seven Reasons Not To Trust Barr"

Posted by: Alexa hears everything! at April 11, 2019 12:20 PM (LISuA)

337 That was redundant. Private tax services have an incentive to do your taxes properly, find every deduction, every credit, do everything they lawfully can to minimize your tax exposure. The government wants the exact opposite. You want them having a monopoly on tax preparation?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 11, 2019 12:20 PM (NWiLs)

338 309 301 Tinder is just like getting bathroom stall graffiti on your phone!"

And about as sanitary.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 11, 2019 12:09 PM (NWiLs)

Yeah, it is shocking to me to hear my female friends talk about their lives with online dating.

"I went on like 3 dates this week. I didn't really connect with any of them though. I don't know if I'll see them again."
Female friend 2: "Did you sleep with them?"
"Two of them. The third one didn't ask me if he could come over after we grabbed drinks."

Like... ew.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 11, 2019 12:12 PM (GBteo)

I was born too late.
Or too soon.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 11, 2019 12:21 PM (bcbK8)

339
Free Markets is a better term. But it also, illuminates how far off we have gone.

Seconded. There's a whole lot of once-common phrases that Progda will not allow to be spoken, like "patriotism" and "honesty."


I guess it's just a part of turning 29, but I'm really starting to notice things that aren't talked about these days. They really do jump out at me now.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 11, 2019 12:21 PM (HaL55)

340 Fiercely heterosexual nood.

Posted by: Someguy at April 11, 2019 12:21 PM (oTYTN)

341 Multiculturalism is anti-American

Posted by: Joe Perry at April 11, 2019 12:21 PM (xMXe/)

342 They can't simultaneously be your adversary and advocate at the same time.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 11, 2019 12:19 PM (NWiLs)

Maybe it's the flu talking, but I still don't get it.

I don't think HRB and Jackson Hewett et al go away - it's just they won't be selling tax prep software anymore and will be instead using whatever POS the Fed.GOV comes up with.

Posted by: DocJ at April 11, 2019 12:22 PM (fF3XF)

343 332 Because once the government becomes a provider of tax filing services, it will be but a few short years before it makes itself the only provider.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 11, 2019 12:15 PM (TfwlC)

Honestly not trying to be snarky here, but I have to ask... So?
Posted by: DocJ at April 11, 2019 12:18 PM (fF3XF)

They have enough (more than enough) cohersive power as it is. Having a monopoly on telling you how much you owe (electronically at least) is prone to abuse.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 11, 2019 12:22 PM (bcbK8)

344
Sykes, who I believe is still a serial cheater and hates his children too, wrote a Voxsplainer entitled "Seven Reasons Not To Trust Barr"


His having three wives is the tell.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 11, 2019 12:22 PM (1hy/q)

345 Do you really want to have the government deciding on user interface and
features? Do you really want government designed software residing in
your computer?

Step 1: do you want to pay 10 percent automatically from you paycheck?
Yes, You done.
No. If you would like to file an extended file with deductions, yada yada yada... proceed to step 2, and beyond .... to the image of the Black Hole.

I could live with that kind of system.

Posted by: Paladin at April 11, 2019 12:23 PM (wVcNm)

346 185---You get the drift. Because you're pragmatic.
Posted by: Furious George at April 11, 2019 11:43 AM (9vQJW)
----------------------------
I get the drift but you are (absurdly) assuming everyone has the same goals.

Just to take one example, mass immigration DOES work.
It works beautifully if your goal is to create a resentful, grasping majority of 'minorities' that will keep you in power for decades. It is highly pragmatic for those purposes.

Killing anyone with a negative score on Zeke Emmanuel's
life-effectiveness scale is pragmatic. Selling the parts of late-term unwanted babies is pragmatic.

Pfft.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 11, 2019 12:23 PM (Rxduq)

347 "I went on like 3 dates this week. I didn't really connect with any of them though. I don't know if I'll see them again."
Female friend 2: "Did you sleep with them?"
"Two of them. The third one didn't ask me if he could come over after we grabbed drinks."


When I was dating (10+ years ago), the "nice girl" standard among my non-LDS friends was a girl waited until the third date to hit the bedroom. That might not mean sex, but it was clothes-off sexual at a minimum.

My wife and I waited until marriage for that stuff, and we're practically unicorns for doing so.

Posted by: bonhomme at April 11, 2019 12:24 PM (9t0Zz)

348 Then, in more Trump news, PDJT's sister is fully retiring from the bench. IIRC, she went Senior a number of years ago (meaning she still fills in occasionally for active judges). THe NYT, of course, portrays this retirement as somehow skeezy, entitling thier story on the honorable judge "Trump Sister Avoids Judicial Enquiry Into Family Taxes".

The NYT sucks monkey dicks.

Posted by: Alexa hears everything! at April 11, 2019 12:24 PM (LISuA)

349 327
317 Let's say an average looking girl goes on an average of 2 tinder
dates a week for a year. Sleeps with, say 75% of the guys she "grabbed
drinks" with.



Thats 78 sex partners. In one year.



...and I don't think that number is super exaggerated for women on tinder, either.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 11, 2019 12:13 PM (GBteo)

I'll take "What is a cum dumpster" for $800, Alex.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 11, 2019 12:25 PM (jxbfJ)

350 Sorry, but I gotta say on this one: HOW STUPID ARE YOU?

You want the people who won't even guarantee their answers directly related to your exact tax situation will keep you out of jail to offer up filing services? WTF??? The filing services out there make their money by actually helping you through the falderol and Rube Goldberg tax laws to figure out which forms you need and which things you should and which you need not file. They help you figure out if itemizing is better for your bottom line. Will the IRS do that - reliably, honestly and in my favor - for me? F*cking h*ll no, they won't.

BTW, every single tax filing service I know of will let you file an EZ for **FREE**. They don't make a dime off that. And, the only reason to use a tax service for an EZ is so you can easily file electronically. And that's already FREE.


The IRS won't even give you a nice clean shot to finding PDF forms so you can print and fill them in yourself. They have zero links to case law and other helps to interpreting their regulations and the law. (I used to buy the books - HR Block and such - back before the walk-through electronic filing became solid.)

You are probably right about the tax software companies raising barriers to entry. But the idea of letting the IRS handle your form-filling and filing directly has to be one of the stupider this century. Until they reform the system and reduce the regulations, loopholes, and gotchas to a level that at least their own people can give you an answer that guarantees you won't go to jail for following their advice, ain't no way I'd let them handle my return.

Posted by: GWB at April 11, 2019 12:25 PM (7kVu3)

351 The Bulwark of Bullshit has their own piece out today emphasizing that Bill Barr, previously their Great Hope For sanity In The Trump Administration, is now fair game. Sykes, who I believe is still a serial cheater and hates his children too, wrote a Voxsplainer entitled "Seven Reasons Not To Trust Barr"
Posted by: Alexa hears everything! at April 11, 2019 12:20 PM (LISuA)


Levin predicted, not exactly going out on a limb, that the long knives would be out for Barr very quickly.

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 11, 2019 12:26 PM (y7DUB)

352 Avennati indicted on 36 counts. By California. Perfect Dem candidate.

Posted by: Cheri at April 11, 2019 12:27 PM (oiNtH)

353 349 327
317 Let's say an average looking girl goes on an average of 2 tinder dates a week for a year. Sleeps with, say 75% of the guys she "grabbed drinks" with.

Thats 78 sex partners. In one year.

...and I don't think that number is super exaggerated for women on tinder, either.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 11, 2019 12:13 PM (GBteo)

I'll take "What is a cum dumpster" for $800, Alex.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 11, 2019 12:25 PM (jxbfJ)

The next decade is going to see the emergence of STIs and STDs that are going to make HIV/AIDS seem like a mild case of the sniffles.

Posted by: DocJ at April 11, 2019 12:27 PM (fF3XF)

354 NOOD, everyone.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 11, 2019 12:29 PM (GBteo)

355 285 So Trump tweeted out that the Battleground poll had him at 55% approval and the director of the poll had to respond that he's wrong and the correct number is 43%?!?!?!
Posted by: david venable at April 11, 2019 11:57 AM (9ogIP)

See! Trump is a liar! OK, he didn't actually lie, he left off the word "economy". So, he lied by omission! Unlike the Gay Mulatto, who lied directly to your face. He had so much more integrity. Oh, for a return to Administrations that are scandal free!
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at April 11, 2019 12:07 PM (3sjI6)
---------------------------------------------------------------
No, actually, Trump also showed the 58% approval on the economy next to the very far-off 55% general approval number

Posted by: david venable at April 11, 2019 12:29 PM (9ogIP)

356 prone to abuse.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 11, 2019 12:22 PM (bcbK


I think you're being overly kind there. It won't be *prone* to abuse, it will be **GUARANTEED** to be abused. Within 5 years.

Posted by: GWB at April 11, 2019 12:29 PM (7kVu3)

357 The next decade is going to see the emergence of STIs and STDs that are going to make HIV/AIDS seem like a mild case of the sniffles.
Posted by: DocJ at April 11, 2019 12:27 PM (fF3XF)

Yeah. And condoms seem very optional with every girl I've ever met on one of those sites (or in person.)

In fact, the last two girls I was with were taken aback when I pulled out a condom. Like "ohh, okay. Sure."

Yeah, I'd personally like to avoid getting STD's from some chick I had 3 drinks with and don't know at all if possible.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 11, 2019 12:30 PM (GBteo)

358 Yeah. And condoms seem very optional with every girl I've ever met on one of those sites (or in person.)
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 11, 2019 12:30 PM (GBteo)

They think Norplant protects them from STIs.

Wish I was joking.

Posted by: DocJ at April 11, 2019 12:33 PM (fF3XF)

359 Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 11, 2019 12:17 PM (xfb67)


Absolutely concur. "Capitalism" as described by Marx is based on a feudal system turning to markets. We have had actual free markets in America, and (until recently*) haven't had a "landed class" and serfs and such.
(* Yes, with the exception of slavery, which never should have existed in America, was a blight on our original ideals, and we fought a damned bloody war to end.)

Posted by: GWB at April 11, 2019 12:34 PM (7kVu3)

360 What's weird is seeing heterosexual women on Grindr trolling for gay friends. Not what that app is for, ladies.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at April 11, 2019 12:34 PM (O7MnT)

361 Trump and Barr will now leverage Assanghole into revealing where those DNC emails actually came from.

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at April 11, 2019 12:18 PM (BqBId)


Hmmmm... then a pardon and he can fly anywhere he wants to stay free?

Posted by: GWB at April 11, 2019 12:37 PM (7kVu3)

362 303 Would you like to hear some blue state 2A stuff? It will make you feel better about where you live.

I submitted my pistol permit application, together with $200 of various fees and proof of the $130 NRA safety course, on 28 August, year last.

I called once in December and once in March and each time I was assured that they'd be back to me next week. Uh huh. Anyway, yesterday I got a call that my permit was ready and I could pick it up.

So I hied off to the police station where they gave me a printout that is my temporary permit. I'm to bring that to a state office within 60 days and with $70 to get the real permit or else it's back to the starting line.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 11, 2019 12:10 PM (fuK7c)


You're free to move. It's your decision to stay and be abused by your state's system.

Posted by: Sooner at April 11, 2019 12:39 PM (Fs5vw)

363 Rinos and demorats aren't politicians, they are bought and paid for mercenaries for the wealthy and corporations. They are paid guns, they ignore the will of the people at their own peril, but they get wealthy working for the rich. Time to remove them from office.

Posted by: Rose at April 11, 2019 12:47 PM (Ot5t8)

364 If the IRS created its own tax program, it would surely (yes, you Surely), include disclaimers about it not being liable for errors in calculations, etc., so they could still screw you over even though you used their very own program.

The third party, non-IRS, providers have a market incentive to avoid errors that could screw over their customers. The IRS would have exactly the opposite incentive.

Posted by: OCBill at April 11, 2019 12:48 PM (df+Zi)

365 It's bullshit alright, but for different
reasons. They are not even remotely serious about actually paying
reparations only putting a firewall in place against Trump's inroads for
the black vote.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 11, 2019 12:49 PM (Boy/L)

"Stay on the plantation, black people, we might have more free stuff."
It is despicable the way dems treat black Americans.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 11, 2019 12:52 PM (t6MX/)

366 You're free to move. It's your decision to stay and be abused by your state's system.

Posted by: Sooner at April 11, 2019 12:39 PM (Fs5vw)

In an absolute technical sense, yes. It is a jackhole thing to say to people who have commitments to family that mitigate otherwise.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 11, 2019 12:54 PM (t6MX/)

367 So....maybe TurboTax doesn't REALLY mean it when they say "free, free, free, free" on those annoying ass commercials.

Who woulda thunk it?

Posted by: Matt Gauntt at April 11, 2019 12:55 PM (1/+57)

368 "how come every guy I date is a total asshole?!?!"

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 11, 2019 12:07 PM (GBteo)


"The one constant in every bad relationship you have ever had is... you."

Posted by: GWB at April 11, 2019 01:10 PM (7kVu3)

369 Hey. I have an idea. Let's make the tax system
simple enough that we don't need the private corporations OR the
government to do our taxes.

Posted by: Sooner at April 11, 2019 11:52 AM (Fs5vw)


I have an idea: Let's repeal the 16th Amendment.

Posted by: GWB at April 11, 2019 01:41 PM (7kVu3)

370 Taxes are theft. Lets just abolish taxes and we wouldn't have these issues. Get rid of the IRS altogether and not replace it at all.

I've never understood why you have to file when the government gets its cut every paycheck and gets files from your employer. Every transaction you participate in gets reported back to the government (and every penny is taxed multiple times in every transaction). It got its cut, why do I now have to file so it can take more or give back the "extra" that it stole? So the government can try to catch people out in mistakes that it can claim is a lie?

No, we should keep what we earn and spend it where we like, not have it forcibly taken from us before we even see it.

Finally, free tax services are never free. I have yet to see one that doesn't end up with a fee at the end for some reason or another.


Posted by: soulpile at April 11, 2019 02:00 PM (wJAJb)

371 "Finally, free tax services are never free. I have yet to see one that doesn't end up with a fee at the end for some reason or another."

I've seen them. I used turbotax's freefile to do both my mom's and daughter's tax returns this year and paid 0 dollars to do either one. My daughter's included free e-file for both Federal and State returns.

Posted by: OCBill at April 11, 2019 02:14 PM (df+Zi)

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