Friday's Job Numbers Were a Lot Stronger Than the Media Would Have You Believe

The DNC Media spins that job creation is slowing.

Well, a bit, sure. But then, the unemployment rate dropped to a rock-bottom 3.5%. (Five percent unemployment is considered full employment.)

It's hard to create jobs when you're essentially employing everyone who wants to work, or who doesn't want to work but who can be induced to rejoin the workforce, already.

The New York Posts notes the good news:

After months of unemployment holding at 3.7%, the rate dropped to 3.5% in September -- its lowest since 1969. And that was far from the only great news in Friday's jobs report.

Consider the Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers for minorities: Hispanic unemployment dropped to 3.9%, setting a new record, while African American joblessness remained at a record low 5.5%.

And the rate for adults without a high-school diploma dipped to 4.8% -- the first time itís gone below 5% since BLS started collecting the data in 1992.

Plus: "Wages are up by almost 3%" for the year, noted President Trump, "a fantastic increase for everybody out there working."

Issues & Insights notes that not only is the economy very robust, but it's much stronger than economists said it could be. Not stronger than it would be, but that it was even possible to be.

The article goes back and looks at CBO projections from ten years ago. Back then, economists were predicting a "secular stagnation," a stagnation which wasn't cyclical or due to one or two factors but which was systemic and intrinsic and unavoidable-- sort of like old age just generally degrades a person's health, without there needing to be any particular disease or cause of the deterioration.

It looks like the economy got stronger and younger.


The most surprising thing about the latest unemployment report isn't that the rate dropped to the lowest level since December 1969. It's that unemployment wasnít supposed to get anywhere near that low under President Trump. At least, not if you believed mainstream Keynesian economists.

The economy created 136,000 jobs in September, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics survey of businesses. The separate household survey, which is used to track unemployment, showed that the number of unemployed dropped by 275,000.

Not only did the job market pull 275,000 off the unemployment line last month, it pulled more than 100,000 who had dropped out of the labor force back into the job market.

This is good news, but it continues to confound mainstream economists, who solemnly predicted at the start of Trumpís administration that we faced a "secular stagnation." Any talk of strong economic growth was a fantasy.

When the economy started to outperform expectations, liberals shrugged it off by claiming that the upturn in growth was all baked in the cake when President Obama was president.

That is false.

We can get a sense of the true impact of Trump's economic policies by comparing the actual results since he took office to the forecasts made at that time.

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The results of this comparison are stark.

[T]he economy is now $590 billion bigger than it was supposed to be.

The CBO projected that unemployment would never get below 4.4%, and would start rising again this year. Instead, the unemployment rate fell from 4% at the start of the year to 3.5%. The current unemployment rate is now a full percentage point below the CBO's forecast. That translates into 1.6 million more people employed than the CBO expected.

Are voters crediting Trump for this yet?

Not sure, but this IBD/TPPP poll shows independents moving strongly towards Trump:

independentstrump

Just to rub NeverTrump's nose in it: one of their several Great White Hopes, their Establishment Liberal Rockefeller Republican Saviors, Nikki Haley -- the woman they were hoping would challenge Trump in a primary -- endorsed Trump wholeheartedly.



Nothing makes me happier than seeing NeverTrump pussies crying over their establishment corporate heroes Marco Rubio and Nikki Haley giving them the sadz.

lolgf, sissies.

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 04:36 PM




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Posted by: Linn Ridge at October 07, 2019 04:36 PM (ECrgQ)

2 Yay! Now to go call nood.

Posted by: Linn Ridge at October 07, 2019 04:37 PM (ECrgQ)

3 Three?

Posted by: Linn Ridge at October 07, 2019 04:37 PM (ECrgQ)

4 4

Posted by: Linn Ridge at October 07, 2019 04:37 PM (ECrgQ)

5 5?

Posted by: Linn Ridge at October 07, 2019 04:37 PM (ECrgQ)

6 Who let these FOX News conspiracies in here???

Posted by: upChuck Todd at October 07, 2019 04:37 PM (u//oP)

7 6??

Posted by: Linn Ridge at October 07, 2019 04:37 PM (ECrgQ)

8 Finally!! Someone else!!

Posted by: Linn Ridge at October 07, 2019 04:38 PM (ECrgQ)

9 Yep

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at October 07, 2019 04:38 PM (QQf6U)

10 I wouldn't take too much joy in Marco Rubio's endorsement.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at October 07, 2019 04:38 PM (N39Ws)

11 Not last.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at October 07, 2019 04:38 PM (vRV3Q)

12 Boxes aren't grey enough

Posted by: Sock Monkey.... being unproductive at October 07, 2019 04:38 PM (iDKtp)

13 But Germany is going into a recession....technically.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 07, 2019 04:39 PM (JUOKG)

14 And Nikki might be preening for 2024.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at October 07, 2019 04:39 PM (N39Ws)

15 Juanita Broaddrick @atensnut
1h
I get upset with Twitter.... but I am amazed at the access we have to instant, worldwide information.

I am also grateful it allows me to tell Hillary Clinton to "Go To Hell and take her rapist husband with her".... with the world watching.

Posted by: Derp State is in Deep Shit at October 07, 2019 04:39 PM (BqBId)

16 Fresh smell.

Posted by: NALNAMSAM at October 07, 2019 04:39 PM (+ldAm)

17 this is unpossible. my liberal facebook friends inform me that job growth under trump is tracking below that under obama and is declining. they're even posting bar charts from rachel maddow (pbuh) to prove it.

Posted by: Anachronda at October 07, 2019 04:39 PM (sGtp+)

18 Won't stop the media from talking about the imminent recession

Posted by: Skip at October 07, 2019 04:39 PM (ZCEU2)

19 A vagrant was panhandling from the median strip at a red light.

"What's your problem? This the best economy in generations, and you can't find a job??"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 07, 2019 04:39 PM (YLq84)

20 13
But Germany is going into a recession....technically.


Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 07, 2019 04:39 PM (JUOKG)
Well that socialist nightmare situation ought to be fun to watch from this side of the pond.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at October 07, 2019 04:39 PM (N39Ws)

21 The CBO projected that unemployment would never get below 4.4%, and would start rising again this year. Instead, the unemployment rate fell from 4% at the start of the year to 3.5%.

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The CBO is fake news according to CNN. Now, about that treason by Trump that somebody heard at the water cooler on the other hand...

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at October 07, 2019 04:39 PM (YslsA)

22 3.5 basically means they've got to start shanghaing soi bois out of mom's basement to fill jobs. Might be a positive development.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at October 07, 2019 04:40 PM (RD7QR)

23 Yep. Seasonal employment ends the 1st week of September.

Usually that's why the Jobs report sucks.

Posted by: garrett at October 07, 2019 04:40 PM (4VGhz)

24 Next lefty shrill cry will be that full Employment will lead to inflation

Posted by: Sock Monkey.... being unproductive at October 07, 2019 04:40 PM (iDKtp)

25 I am sure there are a ton of McJobs Stories in the offing for the Election Cycle.

Posted by: garrett at October 07, 2019 04:40 PM (4VGhz)

26 I can tell how good the economy is based on the number of calls/emails I get from recruiters (real recruiters not Indian boiler room types). Right now the number is about what it was the past 2-3 years, about 1-2 a day. In 2009-11 if I got a call a WEEK it was exciting.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 07, 2019 04:40 PM (FiUMj)

27 "Back then, economists were predicting a "secular stagnation," a
stagnation which wasn't cyclical or due to one or two factors but which
was systemic and intrinsic and unavoidable-- sort of like old age just
generally degrades a person's health, without there needing to be any
particular disease or cause of the deterioration."


And that degradation was called Obama.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Fall In To Frantic Frenzies at The Outrage Outlet! at October 07, 2019 04:40 PM (iGFsx)

28 Nikki Haley supports the President's re-election?

Regardless, Burn the witch !! It's the aos way.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at October 07, 2019 04:40 PM (NqZ29)

29 13 But Germany is going into a recession....technically.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 07, 2019 04:39 PM (JUOKG)


Isn't Europe pretty much always in a recession?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 07, 2019 04:41 PM (YLq84)

30 Haley didn't want to end up whistle blower.

Posted by: Niblick from 170 with backspin at October 07, 2019 04:41 PM (Av7TK)

31 19
A vagrant was panhandling from the median strip at a red light.



"What's your problem? This the best economy in generations, and you can't find a job??"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 07, 2019 04:39 PM (YLq84)
They can't find a job that:1) Won't fire them for showing up late.
2) For not showing up at all.
3) Requires them to pass a piss test.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at October 07, 2019 04:41 PM (N39Ws)

32 Stagnation is always claimed to be inevitable when a Democrat is running the show.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 07, 2019 04:41 PM (j3npP)

33 May I be the first to thank The Jug Eared One for the fine economic times that we find ourselves in. Not a smidgen of corruption. Plenty of economic goodness.

Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at October 07, 2019 04:41 PM (xptlg)

34 Yay, Nikki!

Posted by: m at October 07, 2019 04:41 PM (vFhit)

35 A vagrant was panhandling from the median strip at a red light.

"What's your problem? This the best economy in generations, and you can't find a job??"
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

That is his job. Works for the DNC

Posted by: Sock Monkey.... being unproductive at October 07, 2019 04:42 PM (iDKtp)

36 I seriously think PDT will back Jr as his heir apparent in 2024 because he trusts no one else. Maybe Haley as VP.

Posted by: jmel at October 07, 2019 04:42 PM (OeWgo)

37 Angry Trump, is the bestest Trump.

And it seems Independents agree.

Posted by: Don Q at October 07, 2019 04:42 PM (NgKpN)

38 29
13 But Germany is going into a recession....technically.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 07, 2019 04:39 PM (JUOKG)



Isn't Europe pretty much always in a recession?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 07, 2019 04:41 PM (YLq84)
The parent company I work for is based in France. We get semiannual updates from the CEO on how business is going --here in the US and how it looks in Europe. I haven't heard any rosy words in 5+ years.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at October 07, 2019 04:42 PM (N39Ws)

39 Better destroy that great economy for the good of the nation.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 07, 2019 04:42 PM (q80AH)

40 The only thing funnier than brofo's new white boi squeeze being Christian, would be that he was Jewish.

Posted by: Archer at October 07, 2019 04:42 PM (gmo/4)

41 19
A vagrant was panhandling from the median strip at a red light.



"What's your problem? This the best economy in generations, and you can't find a job??"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


He HAS a job. It's standing on a street corner, accepting unearned money and damaging property values, so that virtue signaling twats can feel good about themselves.

Posted by: pep at October 07, 2019 04:42 PM (T6t7i)

42 Full employment was defined as six percent back in the olden days of my economics classes

Posted by: G marks the spot at October 07, 2019 04:42 PM (Js8Dx)

43 IDB/TIPP was the second most accurate pollster in 2016. Just sayin......

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 07, 2019 04:42 PM (JUOKG)

44 Independents moving to trump during OMG impeachment?


Hmmm

Posted by: Ha at October 07, 2019 04:43 PM (B/g/o)

45 Whatever you do Ace don't mention the elephant in the room

Trump abandoning the Kurds to the Turkish dictator Erdogan's military.

Posted by: No one trusts the US anymore at October 07, 2019 04:43 PM (qjVjU)

46 I have one job too many

Posted by: zeera BMGG - Books Make Great Gifts! at October 07, 2019 04:43 PM (T9rmq)

47 44 Independents moving to trump during OMG impeachment?


Hmmm
Posted by: Ha at October 07, 2019 04:43 PM (B/g/o)

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What should Nancy do? Listen to political Twitter or to polls?

Which reflects reality more?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 07, 2019 04:43 PM (q80AH)

48 On Thursday Bloomberg was making a big deal about how bad the jobs report would be and a sign of a coming recession.

Whoopsie!

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 07, 2019 04:44 PM (kg2Fq)

49 Regardless, Burn the witch !! It's the aos way.
Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at October 07, 2019 04:40 PM (NqZ29

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LOL. Yes it's good, no I still don't trust her, so I'm proving your point.

But Ace is right. Allahpundit has been maintaining a tiny little half-staff cuckboner at the thought of a Haley challenge for at least a year.

He's probably scratching the face off the photo he keeps of her on his desk as we speak.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 07, 2019 04:44 PM (AzW6q)

50 At least as important is the labor force participation rate. This is noisy but it has been on an uptrend the entire Trump administration - as opposed to flat-lining or declining in the second Obama administration.

Participation rate is *hugely* important and that is also moving the right direction recently. Low unemployment in the face of climbing participation is a hell of a good trend. Participation is still nowhere near where it was before the tech wreck, but it's finally edging in the right direction.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a Cop!) at October 07, 2019 04:44 PM (I2dne)

51 I thought it was 4% that was "full employment" but yeah. I mean, there is only so many new jobs that can be added to an economy, other than new people entering the market, and they tend to be offset by people retiring.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 04:44 PM (KZzsI)

52 I believe people will vote what they see, not what the MSM tells them. I just don't think that many people pay attention to the MSM anymore. They've tuned out. All of this Twitter nonsense affects at most about 1% - 2% of the population.

And even in matters like Turkey, Syria, and Kurdistan, Trump is taking a very populist position, in line with most voters. People feel kind of badly for the Kurds, but they are "over there" and we don't know any of them. What voters are going to get pissed off about is some new initiative that's will get more American soldiers killed and a whole lot more money wasted. Voters simply Do Not Want that shit - that's what all the international interventionists cannot see.

American voters are sick of the middle east, and they're really sick of Americans getting killed there. They want that to end, and they're not too picky about how.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 07, 2019 04:44 PM (Kpl3J)

53 45 Whatever you do Ace don't mention the elephant in the room

Trump abandoning the Kurds to the Turkish dictator Erdogan's military.


But if you do. Mention that Turkey is a NATO member.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at October 07, 2019 04:44 PM (jsWA8)

54 'We have to collapse the Economy to find out whay it was growing.'

Posted by: garrett at October 07, 2019 04:44 PM (4VGhz)

55 Nikki Haley may indeed have her sights on '24. And she's gonna need Trump's backing to have a chance for a 3rd Republican term.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at October 07, 2019 04:44 PM (JoUsr)

56 Posted by: No one trusts the US anymore at October 07, 2019 04:43 PM (qjVjU)


Isn't your job to be eating that bag of dicks?

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Fall In To Frantic Frenzies at The Outrage Outlet! at October 07, 2019 04:45 PM (iGFsx)

57 Socialists are drooling at the prospects of plundering that wealth

Posted by: Burnt Toast at October 07, 2019 04:45 PM (1g7ch)

58
What should Nancy do? Listen to political Twitter or to polls?

Which reflects reality more?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 07, 2019 04:43 PM

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Embrace the healing power of "neither."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 07, 2019 04:45 PM (AzW6q)

59 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_aLESDql1U
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Bill Yuns and Bill Yuns and Bill Yuns

Posted by: Who? at October 07, 2019 04:45 PM (m+CYA)

60 Isn't Europe pretty much always in a recession?


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By our standards, they're always in a recession, flirting with depression every few years. Unemployment in France is around 9% right now vs 3.5% for ours. And that delta is always there.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 07, 2019 04:45 PM (FiUMj)

61 I thought it was 4% that was "full employment" but yeah. I mean, there is only so many new jobs that can be added to an economy, other than new people entering the market, and they tend to be offset by people retiring.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

Oh sure go all economist on us. That's borderline math.

Posted by: Sock Monkey.... > Rhesus monkeys at October 07, 2019 04:46 PM (iDKtp)

62 In the car today, I was following a white SUV that had a vanity plate: KAG2020

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at October 07, 2019 04:46 PM (JoUsr)

63 TRUMP
WINS
AGAIN

Posted by: Traddy at October 07, 2019 04:46 PM (GSJcT)

64 and when we hire all the people who want in on the rajm* of ilhan omar, that unemployment rate will drop another couple of percentage points!


*rajm - stoning. (i learned a new word today!)

Posted by: mjc at October 07, 2019 04:46 PM (Pg+x7)

65 Excellent. But nothing will stop the brain dead Krugmans in the MFM from predicting a recession.

Like those who predict rain...,sometime...they eventually will be right, but hopefully not until at least 2025.

Posted by: LASue at October 07, 2019 04:46 PM (8cSVB)

66 50
At least as important is the labor force participation rate. This is
noisy but it has been on an uptrend the entire Trump administration - as
opposed to flat-lining or declining in the second Obama administration.


You are correct. It's still got a way to go to be where it was at its peak, but the trend is positive, unlike the Obama years. My biggest worry is that a significant chunk of the population has already decided that working isn't necessary for a good life.

Posted by: pep at October 07, 2019 04:46 PM (T6t7i)

67 62 In the car today, I was following a white SUV that had a vanity plate: KAG2020

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at October 07, 2019 04:46 PM (JoUsr)

Oh my. Brave soul.

Posted by: IC at October 07, 2019 04:46 PM (a0IVu)

68 On Thursday Bloomberg was making a big deal about how bad the jobs report would be and a sign of a coming recession.

Whoopsie!"

There's no "whoopsie" - Bloomyberg just tosses the slime on the wall, regardless. They don't care if they're incorrect.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at October 07, 2019 04:46 PM (6qErC)

69 Kurdistan is an American protectorate?

Nope.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at October 07, 2019 04:46 PM (1g7ch)

70 By our standards, they're always in a recession, flirting with depression every few years. Unemployment in France is around 9% right now vs 3.5% for ours. And that delta is always there.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 07, 2019 04:45 PM (FiUMj)
+++++++++++
Hard to fire equals reluctant to hire. It is not that there is no place for worker protection, but it need a light touch. "Light touch" is not a phrase that exists in Europe's regulatory bodies.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a Cop!) at October 07, 2019 04:46 PM (I2dne)

71 [T]he economy is now $590 billion bigger than it was supposed to be.

Thank God we have experts.

Posted by: t-bird at October 07, 2019 04:47 PM (dBiBP)

72 In addition to the much ballyhooed U3 unemployment number, don't loose sight of the U5 and U6. U5 is discouraged and marginally attached. U6 (better number) includes those plus those who are part time for economic reasons.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at October 07, 2019 04:47 PM (N39Ws)

73 45 Whatever you do Ace don't mention the elephant in the room

Trump abandoning the Kurds to the Turkish dictator Erdogan's military.
Posted by: No one trusts the US anymore at October 07, 2019 04:43 PM (qjVjU)


I can't tell if this is one of our old trolls that has been retreaded and returned, or a new troll-in-training.

Funny, the Leftist trolls didn't seem to mind as Obama/Biden sold out America to the Chinese for 8 years. Oh, must have forgot that data breech of 20 million government employees, and their entire backgrounds.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 07, 2019 04:47 PM (sy5kK)

74 I am seeing "Now Hiring" signs almost everywhere. For the period that Obama was president, almost nil - hundreds if not thousands would apply for one single job. I've got some real horror stories.

Posted by: washrivergal at October 07, 2019 04:47 PM (9+jnX)

75 What's also amazing, and something you will never hear mentioned in the MSM, is the lack of inflation. We have sub 4% unemployment and virtually no inflation. That's unheard of.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 07, 2019 04:47 PM (FiUMj)

76 Winning status

{ } tired
{x} not tired


Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at October 07, 2019 04:47 PM (0OmEj)

77 Quick, let's increase H1B's 1000pct and import more Somali's.

Posted by: Gossamer Penguin at October 07, 2019 04:47 PM (tJHro)

78 In the car today, I was following a white SUV that had a vanity plate: KAG2020

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at October 07, 2019 04:46 PM (JoUsr)

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I passed a Tesla recently with CUK 880 as the plate.

I saw another one with a vanity plate - BREATH. This genius was obviously going for "BREATHE" but misspelled it.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 07, 2019 04:47 PM (AzW6q)

79 Don't forget.

In May of 1969, there were 543,000 young American men in Vietnam.

This is historic.

Posted by: golfman at October 07, 2019 04:48 PM (M3a0a)

80 Trump wants out of the ME, because he knows that he will need those assets in his second term against China.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 07, 2019 04:48 PM (sy5kK)

81 Isn't Europe pretty much always in a recession?

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First recession, then genocide.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 07, 2019 04:48 PM (+y/Ru)

82 And all these NT assholes would sacrifice those job numbers to get rid of him. I feel like I was duped for thirty years.

Posted by: Kensington at October 07, 2019 04:48 PM (y87jW)

83 No one trusts the US anymore at October 07, 2019 04:43 PM (qjVjU)


Isn't your job to be eating that bag of dicks?
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Doing the job that real Americans won't do!

Posted by: Bill Yuns at October 07, 2019 04:48 PM (lTPRw)

84 I guess maybe he *does* have a magic wand?

And if so can it be used to make dicks larger? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Barack Obama, Man's Country Lifetime Member at October 07, 2019 04:48 PM (ZGrMX)

85 This came up in conversation with a Dem friend who of course said 'this has more to do with the policies Obama put in place'. I just looked at her and said 'you are much too intelligent to believe that'. And she actually shut up.

Posted by: IC at October 07, 2019 04:48 PM (a0IVu)

86
Butter!

Posted by: Rob Reiner, Terrified Pedophile in a Jam at October 07, 2019 04:48 PM (vYRCG)

87 Quick, let's increase H1B's 1000pct and import more Somali's."

Si!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at October 07, 2019 04:49 PM (6qErC)

88 Butter!
Posted by: Rob Reiner, Terrified Pedophile in a Jam at October 07, 2019 04:48 PM (vYRCG)
++++++++++++++
Which is it? Butter or jam?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a Cop!) at October 07, 2019 04:49 PM (I2dne)

89 The full employment rate I understood was 4% to take into account for job transitioning and other temporary variables that effect the size of the labor force.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at October 07, 2019 04:49 PM (NqZ29)

90 62 In the car today, I was following a white SUV that had a vanity plate: KAG2020

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Or put another way...today in the car, I was following an owner of a white SUV who doesn't want to go through the hassle of selling it, so is going the route of having it set on fire to collect insurance money.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 07, 2019 04:49 PM (FiUMj)

91
Let's invade Turkey!

Fuck the Kurds, btw. Are we going to hold their hands in perpetuity?

Posted by: Soothsayer at October 07, 2019 04:49 PM (jC2bu)

92 Ace, why are you so mean to the sissies, pussies and cucks??

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at October 07, 2019 04:49 PM (2sCft)

93 Ain't no party like a House Impeachment Party
Because House Impeachment Party never stops!

Posted by: Adam Schiff at October 07, 2019 04:49 PM (DuZls)

94 I saw another one with a vanity plate - BREATH. This genius was obviously going for "BREATHE" but misspelled it.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 07, 2019 04:47 PM (AzW6q)

It was took.

Posted by: golfman at October 07, 2019 04:49 PM (M3a0a)

95 But but, Trump committed treason!.. He must be impeached Pay no attention to the economy...

Posted by: RBG at October 07, 2019 04:50 PM (O2RFr)

96 What's also amazing, and something you will never hear mentioned in the MSM, is the lack of inflation. We have sub 4% unemployment and virtually no inflation.
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hmm now why might wages be stagnant, let's see

Posted by: Paul Krugman mystified at October 07, 2019 04:50 PM (h7POS)

97 80
Trump wants out of the ME, because he knows that he will need those assets in his second term against China.





Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg


I hope you are wrong. I fear you are right.

Posted by: pep at October 07, 2019 04:50 PM (T6t7i)

98 Don't forget.

In May of 1969, there were 543,000 young American men in Vietnam.

This is historic.
Posted by: golfman

Never will forget. Knew 2 of them. Only 1 came back.

Posted by: Sock Monkey.... > Rhesus monkeys at October 07, 2019 04:50 PM (iDKtp)

99 Thank God we have experts.

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OK, gun nuts, a quesion. A woman and/or her 13 year old brother, shot her sleeping husband to death, single shot from a .22 rifle in the back of the head. Wife says brother did it on his own. Brother first says he don't know nothin' from nothin', then says he held the rifle and had his finger on the trigger but wife put her finger into the trigger guard and squeezed his finger discharging the round, and then he says that although he supplied the rifle (which he though was malfunctioning and would not fire), wife shot husband while brother waited in the car. Although brother was initially convicted, he was eventually acquitted when an expert testified that from the wound, it was unlikely that two people had their fingers on the trigger.

Does anybody understand what the expert was talking about?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 07, 2019 04:50 PM (+y/Ru)

100 Is it just me, or does Nikki Haley look like an older, rougher Tulsi Gabbard?

Posted by: Superficial Guy at October 07, 2019 04:50 PM (NcmeK)

101 Textbook economics defines full employment at 5%.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 07, 2019 04:50 PM (FiUMj)

102 The full employment rate I understood was 4% to take into account for job transitioning and other temporary variables that effect the size of the labor force.
Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at October 07, 2019 04:49 PM (NqZ29

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That, and economists generally use a number in that range, because above that number, job mobility goes away, which is considered less desirable than 100% employment.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 07, 2019 04:50 PM (AzW6q)

103 Posted by: RBG at October 07, 2019 04:50 PM (O2RFr)

Go to the light, Ruthie. Don't be afraid.

Posted by: IC at October 07, 2019 04:50 PM (a0IVu)

104 Many in European countries have that large non working burden to support both retired and young immigrants.

Posted by: Skip at October 07, 2019 04:50 PM (ZCEU2)

105 19 A vagrant was panhandling from the median strip at a red light.

"What's your problem? This the best economy in generations, and you can't find a job??"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 07, 2019 04:39 PM (YLq84)


Heard, forget where, that there's ~ 1M more jobs being advertised than eligible people out looking. Now, you may have to move, but still.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at October 07, 2019 04:50 PM (cn/uI)

106 >>Let's invade Turkey!


No. Let's arm the ever loving shit out of the Kurds.

Posted by: garrett at October 07, 2019 04:50 PM (4VGhz)

107 hmm now why might wages be stagnant, let's see
Posted by: Paul Krugman mystified at October 07, 2019 04:50 PM (h7POS)
+++++++++
They aren't. Wages are growing - and in relative terms they're growing faster at the low end (e.g., lower-income people are generally seeing a greater % increase in wages than higher-income people, on average).

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a Cop!) at October 07, 2019 04:51 PM (I2dne)

108 I think the "5% is full employment" is a BS they made up.

Like, let's cover up how our shitty policies don't deliver by renaming failure as success

I've never seen a "why" 5% should be considered full--but I know it's always been proceeded by "economists say" for over 30 years now

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at October 07, 2019 04:51 PM (k81AA)

109 Fuck the Kurds, btw. Are we going to hold their hands in perpetuity?
Trumps getting it from both sides.. I haven't been able to make my mind up good or bad till Hillary chimed in and said bad so I say good

Posted by: RBG at October 07, 2019 04:51 PM (O2RFr)

110 The most satisfying part of Germany's recession is that it's happening because of the Climate Control policies (they call it Energiewende) THey have been shutting down coal and nuclear, and telling themselves they can go all wind and solar - they succeeded in shutting things down, but now the rest of the plan is failing miserably. The renewals aren't working like they should, and as a result, Electricity costs for manufacturing plants are up to 5 times as high as they are in Texas, for example.

This is huge because energy costs are one of the highest expenses for any heavy manufacturing facility. All of the heavy manufacturing in Germany is now losing money because of this, with no end in sight. Their only option is to shut down German manufacturing and more their plants to areas (such as the US) where energy costs are vastly less expensive - because they don't have to contend with the idiotic green energy policies.

This, by the way, is why Europe is so frantic about the "Paris Accord" that Obammy tried to sign us up for. It's only real purpose was to drag the US down to Europe's economic level. Without that, Europe's manufacturing base is going to collapse. (and it is)

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 07, 2019 04:51 PM (Kpl3J)

111 I guess maybe he *does* have a magic wand?

And if so can it be used to make dicks larger? Asking for a friend.
Posted by: Barack Obama, Man's Country Lifetime Member at October 07, 2019 04:48 PM (ZGrMX)

Everything he touches turns to gold.

Might be a time for reflection.

Posted by: golfman at October 07, 2019 04:51 PM (M3a0a)

112 >>Does anybody understand what the expert was talking about?


No. Not even the expert.

Posted by: garrett at October 07, 2019 04:51 PM (4VGhz)

113 77 Quick, let's increase H1B's 1000pct and import more Somali's.
Posted by: Gossamer Penguin at October 07, 2019 04:47 PM (tJHro)


Finally! Someone is listening to me!

Posted by: Senator Mike Lee at October 07, 2019 04:52 PM (sy5kK)

114
If that 3.5% consisted only of MBA consultants and HR drones, America would truly be great again.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 07, 2019 04:52 PM (7rVsF)

115 103 Posted by: RBG at October 07, 2019 04:50 PM (O2RFr)

Go to the light, Ruthie. Don't be afraid.

LOL.. I forgot to change my sock

Posted by: It's me donna at October 07, 2019 04:52 PM (O2RFr)

116 Would that be swell. The first female president who is actually a woman and a republican(mostly)

Posted by: Ralphie Cifaretto at October 07, 2019 04:52 PM (u6xw0)

117 Has Willard Romney scolded or shamed anybody yet for these low numbers?

Posted by: Fritz at October 07, 2019 04:52 PM (2Mnv1)

118 Textbook economics defines full employment at 5%.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 07, 2019 04:50 PM (FiUMj)
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And Jimmy Carter, back in the late 70s wanted it changed to 6 or 7 percent because 5% was "no longer realistic".

Posted by: Axeman at October 07, 2019 04:52 PM (DuZls)

119 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at October 07, 2019 04:52 PM (1XAal)

120 105
19 A vagrant was panhandling from the median strip at a red light.



"What's your problem? This the best economy in generations, and you can't find a job??"



Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 07, 2019 04:39 PM (YLq84)





Heard, forget where, that there's ~ 1M more jobs being advertised
than eligible people out looking. Now, you may have to move, but still.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at October 07, 2019 04:50 PM (cn/uI)
And generations ago, people would. Now?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at October 07, 2019 04:52 PM (N39Ws)

121 Let's invade Turkey!

-
Well, Thanksgiving is coming up.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 07, 2019 04:52 PM (+y/Ru)

122 Cue the sad trombone for all of the MSM.....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at October 07, 2019 04:53 PM (SRRAx)

123 106 >>Let's invade Turkey!

No. Let's arm the ever loving shit out of the Kurds.
Posted by: garrett at October 07, 2019 04:50 PM (4VGhz)

Third option - say "that's not an existential threat to the US or it's citizens, so let's just let them work it out."

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 07, 2019 04:53 PM (Kpl3J)

124 Everything he touches turns to gold.

Might be a time for reflection.
Posted by: golfman at October 07, 2019 04:51 PM


That would make relieving oneself tricky.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 07, 2019 04:53 PM (ejd/p)

125 Which is it? Butter or jam?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a Cop!) at October 07, 2019 04:49 PM (I2dne)

----

Both!
Orange Man Bad!

Posted by: Rob Reiner, Terrified Pedophile in a Jam at October 07, 2019 04:53 PM (vYRCG)

126 I've never seen a "why" 5% should be considered full--but I know it's always been proceeded by "economists say" for over 30 years now
Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at October 07, 2019 04:51 PM (k81AA)
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Because some people are always voluntarily unemployed - moving to a new job with a gap, relocating and needing to find work, etc. There's always some frictional unemployment. How big that frictional unemployment is, and how much of it is "healthy" is up to much debate and I've seen anything from 3% to 6%.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a Cop!) at October 07, 2019 04:53 PM (I2dne)

127 Unemployment will never be 0, since there are always going to be people entering the job market and unemployed, companies going under, people fired, etc.

4-5% is generally accepted as being full employment when taking those people into account.

And remember unemployment rate is just the % of people who WANT to work, but can't find a job. Pookie, who has been on welfare for 25 years, doesn't count as "unemployed" since he has never wanted to work.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 07, 2019 04:53 PM (FiUMj)

128 I'm noting "Help Wanted" signs all over the place here. Everything from restaurants to auto repair shops to my veterinarian's office.

Posted by: Bert G at October 07, 2019 04:53 PM (OMsf+)

129
LOL.. I forgot to change my sock

Posted by: It's me donna at October 07, 2019 04:52 PM (O2RFr)

LOL...

Posted by: IC at October 07, 2019 04:53 PM (a0IVu)

130 OK, gun nuts, a quesion. A woman and/or her 13 year
old brother, shot her sleeping husband to death, single shot from a .22
rifle in the back of the head. Wife says brother did it on his own.
Brother first says he don't know nothin' from nothin', then says he held
the rifle and had his finger on the trigger but wife put her finger
into the trigger guard and squeezed his finger discharging the round,
and then he says that although he supplied the rifle (which he though
was malfunctioning and would not fire), wife shot husband while brother
waited in the car. Although brother was initially convicted, he was
eventually acquitted when an expert testified that from the wound, it
was unlikely that two people had their fingers on the trigger.



Does anybody understand what the expert was talking about?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler


How fast were they going east when they left St. Louis?

Posted by: pep at October 07, 2019 04:53 PM (T6t7i)

131 And Jimmy Carter, back in the late 70s wanted it changed to 6 or 7 percent because 5% was "no longer realistic".

Posted by: Axeman

--

It is interesting how democrats always try to lower expectations, almost like they don't think their policies will actually make everyone better off.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at October 07, 2019 04:53 PM (YslsA)

132 Nancy Pelosi and her "funemployment" remark - what a dismissive, elitist, vile woman. She does not and did not have any idea what the average American was going through, whimsically saying about the unemployed, "Now they have the time to pursue their art and hobbies, and such". - Composing cowboy poetry or painting little blue birds on tea cups, I was imagining, unable to support a family of four, yeah, that's the ticket!

Posted by: washrivergal at October 07, 2019 04:53 PM (9+jnX)

133 Let's invade Turkey!

-
Well, Thanksgiving is coming up.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 07, 2019 04:52 PM


Dear Turkey:

Get stuffed.

PDT

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 07, 2019 04:54 PM (ejd/p)

134 Ace, why are you so mean to the sissies, pussies and cucks??"

There's not enough Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at October 07, 2019 04:54 PM (6qErC)

135 A .22 is a lousy choice for a murder weapon.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at October 07, 2019 04:54 PM (u//oP)

136 Don't forget.

In May of 1969, there were 543,000 young American men in Vietnam.

This is historic.
Posted by: golfma

And they could have been another economic power South Korea type if the Dems had not abandoned them. We'll never know.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at October 07, 2019 04:54 PM (NqZ29)

137
This, by the way, is why Europe is so frantic about the "Paris Accord" that Obammy tried to sign us up for. It's only real purpose was to drag the US down to Europe's economic level. Without that, Europe's manufacturing base is going to collapse. (and it is)

Posted by: Tom Servo


Fine. Those are the choices they made. No one forced them into it. Now they have for themselves the Morgenthau Plan.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 07, 2019 04:54 PM (7rVsF)

138 I guess maybe he *does* have a magic wand?

And if so can it be used to make dicks larger? Asking for a friend.
Posted by: Barack Obama


Ouch! Don't I get a vote in this?

Posted by: Barack Obama's Ass at October 07, 2019 04:54 PM (aKxkI)

139 On the radio today along with the condemnation for PDT pulling troops out of Syria was this tidbit. Its 100 troops. Thats right: not 100k, not 10K, not 1000 but 100 service members and the big worry is that ISIS fighters held at some detention facility will be let loose now cuz the Kurds will just flee. Well maybe, buy maybe w/o westerners looking on the Kurds will first execute those non-uniformed terrorists which AFAIK is still legal under the Geneva convention.

And did NATO lose their minds and let Turkey in or not? It would put the USA in an awkward position defending Syria against a member of NATO.

Posted by: paleRider is simply irredeemable at October 07, 2019 04:55 PM (eASYU)

140 This is noisy but it has been on an uptrend the entire Trump administration - as opposed to flat-lining or declining in the second Obama administration.

Yeah its been a slow climb, but it is up, and the earning rate has been climbing as well, as opposed to being flatlined for most of the last 30 years.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 04:55 PM (KZzsI)

141 >>Third option - say "that's not an existential threat to the US or it's citizens, so let's just let them work it out."


When there was a direct existential threat to a whole shit ton of American Citizens, the Kurds were there for them.

In my book, that counts for something. When you pit them against an Islamic Turkey, I'm willing to give them close air support.

I don't care about Turkey's NATO staus one iota.

Posted by: garrett at October 07, 2019 04:55 PM (4VGhz)

142 @109

Do you think all of this Sturm und Drang is about the removal of a paltry 2000k troops.

This is about MIC jocksniffers and other associated globalists losing their seat at the trough.


Turkey is a NATO country and is less than the distance from NY to Florida from the major EU powers, so let the EU scrounge up the troops to replace the US's.


But again, this is not about troop levels, this is about forever war and how we can never end the forever war.

Posted by: Gossamer Penguin at October 07, 2019 04:55 PM (tJHro)

143 Watching Nikki Haley acknowledge reality, it kills me that we're probably still going to have to suffer Mitt Romney until probably at least 2036.

Posted by: Kensington at October 07, 2019 04:55 PM (y87jW)

144 This, by the way, is why Europe is so frantic
about the "Paris Accord" that Obammy tried to sign us up for. It's only
real purpose was to drag the US down to Europe's economic level.
Without that, Europe's manufacturing base is going to collapse. (and it
is)

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 07, 2019 04:51 PM (Kpl3J)

And bad things happen when countries like that add to their out-of-work population lots of native young men. Resentful young men.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Fall In To Frantic Frenzies at The Outrage Outlet! at October 07, 2019 04:55 PM (iGFsx)

145
Still can't get over Cuck Todd. After scolding Sen. Johnson about silly accusations of bias and conspiracy theories, Todd literally turns around and literally conspires with the Democrat .

Posted by: Soothsayer at October 07, 2019 04:55 PM (jC2bu)

146 And generations ago, people would. Now?
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at October 07, 2019 04:52 PM (N39Ws

That's gonna harsh my sweet benny mellow.

Posted by: Interstate Tranplant at October 07, 2019 04:55 PM (M3a0a)

147
I think the "5% is full employment" is a BS they made up.



Like, let's cover up how our shitty policies don't deliver by renaming failure as success



I've never seen a "why" 5% should be considered full--but I know
it's always been proceeded by "economists say" for over 30 years now


Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at October 07, 2019 04:51 PM

---

The 5% number is probably right. There are always going to be a couple of million slobs who don't want to work and get counted as unemployed for whatever reasons.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 07, 2019 04:55 PM (JUOKG)

148 No. Let's arm the ever loving shit out of the Kurds.
Posted by: garrett

This



And keep our our soldiers out of Syria

Posted by: Sock Monkey.... > Rhesus monkeys at October 07, 2019 04:55 PM (iDKtp)

149 It is interesting how democrats always try to lower expectations, almost like they don't think their policies will actually make everyone better off.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at October 07, 2019 04:53 PM (YslsA)
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They want the extra special training wheels like "Jobs created or saved", when they can't control UE.

Posted by: Axeman at October 07, 2019 04:55 PM (DuZls)

150 >>A .22 is a lousy choice for a murder weapon.


A 22 magnum is more than sufficient.

Posted by: garrett at October 07, 2019 04:55 PM (4VGhz)

151 75 What's also amazing, and something you will never hear mentioned in the MSM, is the lack of inflation. We have sub 4% unemployment and virtually no inflation. That's unheard of.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 07, 2019 04:47 PM (FiUMj)
-----------

It may be, in part, due to low (by historic standards) work force participation rate. We have a lot people we can draw back into the work force. A lot of them went on welfare and disability during and after the great recession and will take a lot to get them back off.

Posted by: WisRich at October 07, 2019 04:55 PM (G0vdT)

152 A .22 is a lousy choice for a murder weapon.
======
In the right hands it is actually quite effective as a liquidation tool.

Posted by: Vinnie at October 07, 2019 04:55 PM (00euZ)

153 A Trump March on Washington Thurs. Oct 17 in DC. Sponsored by Women for Trump. Charter buses available on the website. They are also encouraging rallies to be held locally and are willing to provide help to anyone willing to organize.

Posted by: StellasTwoCents at October 07, 2019 04:55 PM (KSBDE)

154
Does the unemployment rate include soy boys, gender studies manors, and antifa types living in their parents' basement?

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at October 07, 2019 04:55 PM (vYRCG)

155 Although brother was initially convicted, he was eventually acquitted when an expert testified that from the wound, it was unlikely that two people had their fingers on the trigger.

Does anybody understand what the expert was talking about?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 07, 2019 04:50 PM (+y/Ru)

Makes no sense, and it sure didn't happen in Texas, because if two people are involved in a murder in Texas, then both people are guilty of murder, and Texas don't give a damn who actually pulled the trigger.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 07, 2019 04:56 PM (Kpl3J)

156
Sorry, add to the list:

- MSM journalists
- Talking heads
- Political consultants

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 07, 2019 04:56 PM (7rVsF)

157 Nikki Haley is not a backstabber like Romney. She has the basics of good character, which is something Mittens can't even manage.

Just wait till the independents and LIVs start really paying attention and find out what wonderful plans the Dem nominee has for the country!

Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 07, 2019 04:56 PM (9hauA)

158 The 5% number is probably right. There are always going to be a couple of million slobs who don't want to work and get counted as unemployed for whatever reasons.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 07, 2019 04:55 PM (JUOKG)

___

They don't count as unemployed. You have to WANT to work to be counted as unemployed.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 07, 2019 04:56 PM (FiUMj)

159 Hobos are gonna hobo no matter how many jobs there are.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at October 07, 2019 04:56 PM (u//oP)

160 Trump has been trying to get us out of Syria for the last year or more, how the Pentagon can claim this is some sort of shock is beyond me. Their problem is that too many people working there want perpetual war, globally. It makes them rich and important.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 04:56 PM (KZzsI)

161 we're probably still going to have to suffer Mitt Romney until probably at least 2036.
Posted by: Kensington at October 07, 2019 04:55 PM (y87jW)

See what no alcohol, caffeine and chocolate does for you?

Def not a Moron.

Posted by: golfman at October 07, 2019 04:56 PM (M3a0a)

162 This came up in conversation with a Dem friend who of course said 'this has more to do with the policies Obama put in place'. I just looked at her and said 'you are much too intelligent to believe that'. And she actually shut up.

--

IC, you should've asked her to describe what policies of Obama's were responsible for the economic boom.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at October 07, 2019 04:57 PM (JoUsr)

163 Trump has been trying to get us out of Syria for the last year or more, how the Pentagon can claim this is some sort of shock is beyond me. Their problem is that too many people working there want perpetual war, globally. It makes them rich and important.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 04:56 PM (KZzsI)
+++++++++++++
This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Max Boot at October 07, 2019 04:57 PM (I2dne)

164 How fast were they going east when they left St. Louis?"

Pittsburgh.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at October 07, 2019 04:57 PM (6qErC)

165 That 3.5% is misleading. Many baristas are unable to find employment as genders studies or critical race theory studies professors.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 07, 2019 04:57 PM (+y/Ru)

166 Economists largely represent the conventional wisdom-- ie, the Establishment line, 'what's good for General Motors (read the Ruling Class) is good for America.' And that means 'free' trade, illegal labor, suppressing wages, etc.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 07, 2019 04:57 PM (oVJmc)

167 The way Darlin' Nikki is looking at Trump, you'd swear she was about to let him "grab her by the ...."

Know what I mean?

Posted by: JoeF. at October 07, 2019 04:57 PM (NFEMn)

168 135
A .22 is a lousy choice for a murder weapon.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at October 07, 2019 04:54 PM (u//oP)
True - it wasn't quick. The fragments of the .22 shattered and rattled around in the dude's skull.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at October 07, 2019 04:57 PM (N39Ws)

169 108 I think the "5% is full employment" is a BS they made up.

Like, let's cover up how our shitty policies don't deliver by renaming failure as success

I've never seen a "why" 5% should be considered full--but I know it's always been proceeded by "economists say" for over 30 years now
Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at October 07, 2019 04:51 PM (k81AA)


It is considered to be "full employment" level at 5%, because at any one time, some people just quit, a few were fired, and others were interviewing but haven't started yet.

Economists have agreed that this group of people in transition about 5% of cases at any given time. Hence, the "5% is full employment" thing.

A 3.7% rate means things are moving so fast and so good with jobs that people are jumping directly from job to new, better job without even taking time off. And fewer are getting fired /laid off.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 07, 2019 04:57 PM (sy5kK)

170 I knew they were totally doing it.

Trump and Haley, that is.

Posted by: @PeeteySDee at October 07, 2019 04:57 PM (2ak9m)

171 I don't care about Turkey's NATO staus one iota.
Posted by: garrett at October 07, 2019 04:55 PM

I do. I want to know why we still let them have a NATO status.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 07, 2019 04:58 PM (dkvcO)

172 33 May I be the first to thank The Jug Eared One for the fine economic times that we find ourselves in. Not a smidgen of corruption. Plenty of economic goodness.
Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at October 07, 2019 04:41 PM (xptlg)

wut

Posted by: m at October 07, 2019 04:58 PM (vFhit)

173 How fast were they going east when they left St. Louis?
Posted by: pep at October 07, 2019 04:53 PM (T6t7i)
+++++++++++
Not fast enough.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 07, 2019 04:58 PM (I2dne)

174

NIKKI was a good girl..................pass me a BRANDI.

Posted by: saf at October 07, 2019 04:58 PM (5IHGB)

175 Just wait till the independents and LIVs start really paying attention and find out what wonderful plans the Dem nominee has for the country!

Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 07, 2019 04:56 PM (9hauA)

Amnesty. Free everything for illegals; higher taxes so we can pay for all the free stuff for illegals.

Gee..sounds great! Can't wait to sign up!

Posted by: IC at October 07, 2019 04:58 PM (a0IVu)

176 Let me put my magic wand inside you.

Posted by: President Scalpweasel at October 07, 2019 04:58 PM (9laXR)

177
Yeah its been a slow climb, but it is up, and the earning rate has been climbing as well, as opposed to being flatlined for most of the last 30 years.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


"What? The last 30 years have been great!" - Politicians and their kids

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 07, 2019 04:58 PM (7rVsF)

178 It may be, in part, due to low (by historic standards) work force participation rate. We have a lot people we can draw back into the work force. A lot of them went on welfare and disability during and after the great recession and will take a lot to get them back off.
Posted by: WisRich at October 07, 2019 04:55 PM (G0vdT)

___

It's part of it for sure. The other is cost saving of technology. It is continually improving and making every employee more efficient. If producers can cut costs, prices are cut as well.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 07, 2019 04:58 PM (FiUMj)

179 .22s were at least at one time the preferred weapon of hitters because they were just about actually silent with a subsonic round and suppressor, and easy to conceal. When the barrel is pretty much up against a skull, it'll kill just fine. Especially since the bullet loses enough energy to bounce off the other side of the skull.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 04:58 PM (KZzsI)

180 33 May I be the first to thank The Jug Eared One for the fine economic times that we find ourselves in. Not a smidgen of corruption. Plenty of economic goodness.
Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at October 07, 2019 04:41 PM (xptlg)


Paradoxically, JugEars did play an important role in generating this roaring economy. If he hadn't hamstrung the economy for eight years, it wouldn't have had the overhang that fueled this expansion as soon as he left public housing.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 07, 2019 04:58 PM (YLq84)

181 Racist ATMs foiled my plans for economic recovery!

Posted by: King Shit Midas at October 07, 2019 04:58 PM (iys0/)

182
They don't count as unemployed. You have to WANT to work to be counted as unemployed.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 07, 2019 04:56 PM (FiUMj)
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You're always going to have what is called "structural unemployment" as people change jobs.

It's even a side-effect of a good economy. The greater demand spurs people to think about changing their jobs.

Posted by: Axeman at October 07, 2019 04:58 PM (DuZls)

183 Sell arms to the Kurds and foment revolution in Turkey.

Deny everything and commit no ground troops.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 07, 2019 04:58 PM (Z+IKu)

184 Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at October 07, 2019 04:50 PM (cn/uI)
And generations ago, people would. Now?


Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at October 07, 2019 04:52 PM (N39Ws)


Unfortunately, people don't seem to understand that. Move. Get out. Spread your wings. Experience life.


Now, you're not moving cross country for a job a Mel's diner. But I believe it's easier to find a job now than 4-8 years ago. And that will be Trump's line, borrowing from Reagan.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at October 07, 2019 04:58 PM (cn/uI)

185 165
That 3.5% is misleading. Many baristas are unable to find employment as
genders studies or critical race theory studies professors.


As are ALL genders studies or critical race theory studies professors.

Posted by: pep at October 07, 2019 04:58 PM (T6t7i)

186 We armed ISIS.


Least we can do is arm the Kurds.

Posted by: garrett at October 07, 2019 04:59 PM (4VGhz)

187 The article goes back and looks at CBO projections from ten years ago. Back then, economists were predicting a "secular stagnation," a stagnation which wasn't cyclical or due to one or two factors but which was systemic and intrinsic and unavoidable-- sort of like old age just generally degrades a person's health, without there needing to be any particular disease or cause of the deterioration.


In fairness, ten years ago we were under the communists. I too expected a "secular stagnation", and we got one.

Posted by: Grump928(C) notes that old memes are the order of the day at October 07, 2019 04:59 PM (XN4C4)

188 Heinlein would call this "good luck" sarcastically.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 07, 2019 04:59 PM (Msops)

189 62 In the car today, I was following a white SUV that had a vanity plate: KAG2020

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at

Kasich and Gore? That would be quite the ticket.

Posted by: Grimaldi at October 07, 2019 04:59 PM (NcmeK)

190 This came up in conversation with a Dem friend who of course said 'this has more to do with the policies Obama put in place'. I just looked at her and said 'you are much too intelligent to believe that'. And she actually shut up.

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IC, you should've asked her to describe what policies of Obama's were responsible for the economic boom.
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and if Trumps so awful, how's come he didn't undo them all before they MAGA?

Posted by: they aren't really even trying anymore at October 07, 2019 04:59 PM (meTps)

191 The 5% number is probably right. There are always
going to be a couple of million slobs who don't want to work and get
counted as unemployed for whatever reasons.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 07, 2019 04:55 PM (JUOKG)



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They don't count as unemployed. You have to WANT to work to be counted as unemployed.


Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 07, 2019 04:56 PM

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Not if you call the unemployment phone number ever Tuesday morning and answer the questions correctly to keep that check coming as long as possible.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 07, 2019 04:59 PM (JUOKG)

192 It would put the USA in an awkward position defending Syria against a member of NATO.
Posted by: paleRider is simply irredeemable at October 07, 2019 04:55 PM (eASYU)

Kinda like having a Nato Country ( Turkey ) buying russian weapons?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 07, 2019 04:59 PM (cEsBM)

193 NIKKI was a good girl..................pass me a BRANDI.

I thought she was in the hotel lobby with the magazine, you know the girl that Prince met

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 05:00 PM (KZzsI)

194 IC, you should've asked her to describe what policies of Obama's were responsible for the economic boom.
Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at October 07, 2019 04:57 PM (JoUsr)

Cash for Clunkers?

Posted by: golfman at October 07, 2019 05:00 PM (M3a0a)

195 Juan's on. Anyone need a dose of stupid today?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 07, 2019 05:00 PM (cEsBM)

196 I cannot tell you, literally Hitler not tell you, how many help wanted signs I see these days. The checker at Safeway was recruiting me to sign up. Don't think he was angling for a headhunter bonus.
Hmmm, maybe get part time work and split the cash between the Haiti orphanage and the Committee to Re-elect Orange Man Bad.
AKA CROMB.

Posted by: Putin at October 07, 2019 05:00 PM (e1mEI)

197 193 Masturbating with a magazine?

Posted by: steevy at October 07, 2019 05:00 PM (KNsKs)

198 >>Just wait till the independents and LIVs start really paying attention and find out what wonderful plans the Dem nominee has for the country!


Yep!
And also: how they intend to micro-manage their personal lives, such as what they can eat, drive, live in, . . . .

Posted by: Lizzy at October 07, 2019 05:01 PM (bDqIh)

199 Trump has been trying to get us out of Syria for the last year or more, how the Pentagon can claim this is some sort of shock is beyond me. Their problem is that too many people working there want perpetual war, globally. It makes them rich and important.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 04:56 PM (KZzsI)

Again then he should have done it when he was talking about it a year ago instead immediately after Erdogan threatens the area and our 'former' allies.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at October 07, 2019 05:01 PM (NqZ29)

200 A .22 is a lousy choice for a murder weapon


Ahem....umm...We will respectfully disagree.

Posted by: Assassin's Local No 756 at October 07, 2019 05:01 PM (iDKtp)

201 Kasich and Gore? That would be quite the ticket.
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I'm no democrat but, I would go to their rally just to

Posted by: throw rotten tomatoes at them at October 07, 2019 05:01 PM (h7POS)

202
I've never seen a "why" 5% should be considered full--but I know
it's always been proceeded by "economists say" for over 30 years now


Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at October 07, 2019 04:51 PM

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The 5% number is probably right. There are always going to be a couple of million slobs who don't want to work and get counted as unemployed for whatever reasons.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 07, 2019 04:55 PM (JUOKG)


U3, U5, U6, all different categories, yet all are counted.

This is of course news to anything related to the Obama years.

Jobs created or saved was never a classification, yet it was the Obama moniker for years.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 07, 2019 05:01 PM (sy5kK)

203 We didn't arm ISIS! SUCH a lie. We were arming Nusra and other Qaeda outfits. No fair that ISIS broke off from them, conquered the whole area and took the weapons!

Posted by: Kerry, Obama, and Clinton at October 07, 2019 05:01 PM (ykYG2)

204 So now that everybody wants to go to war with Turkey...can we talk about reclaiming Constantinople for Christendom?

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at October 07, 2019 05:02 PM (N4xQB)

205 Cash for Clunkers?
Posted by: golfman at October 07, 2019 05:00 PM (M3a0a)
+++++++++++
Of all the wasteful, corrupt and destructive government policies, this one irks me more than most. It such a tidy and clean example of the nexus of accountability, wastefulness and stupidity that is our government.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 07, 2019 05:02 PM (I2dne)

206 Dang, everyone is pissed at Trump for this Syria thing

Posted by: It's me donna at October 07, 2019 05:02 PM (O2RFr)

207 This came up in conversation with a Dem friend who of course said 'this has more to do with the policies Obama put in place'.

She was kinda right: if Obama hadn't done such a lousy job, the economy wouldn't have exploded when he left office.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 07, 2019 05:02 PM (YLq84)

208 A .22 is a lousy choice for a murder weapon


I disagree.

Posted by: Sirhan Sirhan at October 07, 2019 05:02 PM (sy5kK)

209 They don't count as unemployed. You have to WANT to work to be counted as unemployed.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 07, 2019 04:56 PM (FiUMj)
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You're always going to have what is called "structural unemployment" as people change jobs.

It's even a side-effect of a good economy. The greater demand spurs people to think about changing their jobs.
Posted by: Axeman at October 07, 2019 04:58 PM (DuZls)

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Structural unemployment still only counts people who want to work but aren't for a number of reasons.

But people who don't want to work, ie the welfare pieces of shit, are not counted. That's not structural unemployment, that's people outside the work force.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 07, 2019 05:02 PM (FiUMj)

210 Now, you're not moving cross country for a job a Mel's diner. But I believe it's easier to find a job now than 4-8 years ago. And that will be Trump's line, borrowing from Reagan.
Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at October 07, 2019 04:58 PM (cn/uI)

Scary thing is...

You've got to move the the metros.

With all the hipsters.

And the leeches.

When TSHTF, then what?

Glad I'm old enough that I can find a hill.

Posted by: golfman at October 07, 2019 05:02 PM (M3a0a)

211 Kasich and Gore? One will be busy stuffing his mouth with pizza and the other will be releasing his chakra.

Posted by: IC at October 07, 2019 05:02 PM (a0IVu)

212 Camille Paglia called Trump a "viking dragon" because he is a fearless street fighter.

Posted by: jmel at October 07, 2019 05:02 PM (OeWgo)

213 Economists are like the Wall Street Touts you see every day on Yahoo and the Financial Shows. They are great at explaining what happened, but terrible at explaining what is going to happen.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at October 07, 2019 05:03 PM (XN4C4)

214 Juan's on. Anyone need a dose of stupid today?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 07, 2019 05:00 PM (cEsBM)
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No. I topped off with Hillary thinking about getting in the race, and saying that Trump violated his oath of office by not choosing the diplomatic policies she would choose.

So, I'm good.

Posted by: Axeman at October 07, 2019 05:03 PM (DuZls)

215 A .22 is a lousy choice for a murder weapon


Ahem....umm...We will respectfully disagree.
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Right. I mean you don't use anything bigger unless you intend to make a mess. And if you intend to make a mess use a bomb for cripes sake.

Posted by: Vinnie at October 07, 2019 05:03 PM (gnQff)

216 So now that everybody wants to go to war with Turkey...can we talk about reclaiming Constantinople for Christendom?
Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at October 07, 2019 05:02 PM (N4xQB)

No Body wants to go to war with turkey.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 07, 2019 05:03 PM (cEsBM)

217 207 This came up in conversation with a Dem friend who of course said 'this has more to do with the policies Obama put in place'.

She was kinda right: if Obama hadn't done such a lousy job, the economy wouldn't have exploded when he left office.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 07, 2019 05:02 PM (YLq84)

I should have said that..next time, I am stealing that line.

Posted by: IC at October 07, 2019 05:03 PM (a0IVu)

218 Nikki pushes Romney out of the way for the next available urinal.

Posted by: How Dare you at October 07, 2019 05:03 PM (Bf3hj)

219 -
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Does anybody understand what the expert was talking about?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 07, 2019 04:50 PM (+y/Ru)

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First guess is the angle of entry shows the bullet to be fired from part of the room where two people couldn't fit.

Posted by: irright at October 07, 2019 05:03 PM (pMGkg)

220 206 Dang, everyone is pissed at Trump for this Syria thing
Posted by: It's me donna at October 07, 2019 05:02 PM (O2RFr)

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And 92% of the "everybody" couldn't point out Syria on a map for $1M.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 07, 2019 05:03 PM (FiUMj)

221 "See what no alcohol, caffeine and chocolate does for you?
"

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It's the "no character, no integrity, no backbone" that Mitt adds to those which bothers me...

Posted by: Kensington at October 07, 2019 05:03 PM (y87jW)

222 ...can we talk about reclaiming Constantinople for Christendom?


That's nobody's business but the Turks.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at October 07, 2019 05:04 PM (XN4C4)

223 171
I don't care about Turkey's NATO staus one iota.

Posted by: garrett at October 07, 2019 04:55 PM



I do. I want to know why we still let them have a NATO status.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 07, 2019 04:58 PM (dkvcO)
That is a great question.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at October 07, 2019 05:04 PM (N39Ws)

224 I've realized that one of the main reasons Greta is being shopped around preaching the Religion of Climate Change is because the EU is desperate for someone like her to take everyone's eyes off the fact that they are destroying Europe's economy with their climate policies. She isn't acting on her own - she is acting on behalf of a lot of governments that want to stay in power, even though they don't deserve to.

That's why Greta says you are EVIL if you want economic growth. That isn't insanity, that's the whole point. That's the whole reason they dredged her up.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 07, 2019 05:04 PM (Kpl3J)

225
It is interesting how democrats always try to lower expectations, almost like they don't think their policies will actually make everyone better off.
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at October 07, 2019 04:53 PM (YslsA)


I think you just identified one of the key characteristics to being a Democrat politician.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 07, 2019 05:04 PM (sy5kK)

226 >>First guess is the angle of entry shows the bullet to be fired from part of the room where two people couldn't fit.



What...like the back of a Volkswagon?

Posted by: garrett at October 07, 2019 05:04 PM (4VGhz)

227 So now that everybody wants to go to war with Turkey...can we talk about reclaiming Constantinople for Christendom?
Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at October 07, 2019 05:02 PM

Cut. Jib. Newsletter.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 07, 2019 05:04 PM (dkvcO)

228 When unemployment is at 0% we are going to see the start of a recession the very next quarter when it starts going back up.

Posted by: Minuteman at October 07, 2019 05:04 PM (UGJo7)

229 "Yeah,but when the crash comes its going to be the mostest horriblest ever! Trump has killed more people than all the world wars combined! and the EARTH she be already read!" /The Resistance


LOLGF.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'when Trump tweets a Subaru gets another bumper sticker' at October 07, 2019 05:04 PM (RVnO7)

230 Trump has been trying to get us out of Syria for the last year or more, how the Pentagon can claim this is some sort of shock is beyond me.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 04:56 PM (KZzsI)

Too many signatures needed on that shotgun folder.

Mattis should've told 'em.

Posted by: golfman at October 07, 2019 05:04 PM (M3a0a)

231 Jobs created or saved was never a classification, yet it was the Obama moniker for years.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 07, 2019 05:01 PM (sy5kK)
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Right it was Obama's set of training wheels so they could say he was riding a big-boy bike.

Posted by: Axeman at October 07, 2019 05:05 PM (DuZls)

232 This came up in conversation with a Dem friend who of course said 'this has more to do with the policies Obama put in place'.

She was kinda right: if Obama hadn't done such a lousy job, the economy wouldn't have exploded when he left office.
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make no mistake, if we'd have wound up with Mittleschmitz, the economy would have assploded.

Posted by: Vinnie at October 07, 2019 05:05 PM (00euZ)

233 I do. I want to know why we still let them have a NATO status.

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I want to know why we still have NATO. Period.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 07, 2019 05:05 PM (FiUMj)

234 I'm very grateful for the excellent labor market we're enjoying, and I do hope the economy continues strong for at least another 13 months.

Posted by: gp, Decaffeinated By Popular Demand at October 07, 2019 05:05 PM (mk9aG)

235 When TSHTF, then what?

Glad I'm old enough that I can find a hill.

Posted by: golfman at October 07, 2019 05:02 PM (M3a0a)


You make that sound like a bad thing.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at October 07, 2019 05:05 PM (cn/uI)

236 Does anybody understand what the expert was talking about?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 07, 2019 04:50 PM (+y/Ru)

The brother and sister were screwing and the brother needed to get the Uncle out of the way ?

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at October 07, 2019 05:06 PM (NqZ29)

237 I can tell how good the economy is based on the number of calls/emails I get from recruiters (real recruiters not Indian boiler room types). Right now the number is about what it was the past 2-3 years, about 1-2 a day. In 2009-11 if I got a call a WEEK it was exciting.

I never figured out what was the angle behind these "Indian boiler room types".

I get a call from them, tell them the only thing I am interested in, they completely ignore what I said and continue on with their script. When finished, I ask them what they proposed has anything to do with what I specified, they go on with yet another script.

I swear, it would be easier and cheaper to use Google Assistant for recruiting, at least the AI would respond in such a way that the target of the call would at least assume some intelligence on the other end.

And what employer would accept any of the resumes from these boiler rooms?

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at October 07, 2019 05:06 PM (lD3vL)

238 Nikki pushes Romney out of the way for the next available urinal.
Posted by: How Dare you at October 07, 2019 05:03 PM (Bf3hj)

*clap

Posted by: golfman at October 07, 2019 05:06 PM (M3a0a)

239 Screeeeak! SCREEECH!

Posted by: Democrat Presidential Nominee at October 07, 2019 05:06 PM (eAZVt)

240 I do. I want to know why we still let them have a NATO status."

Because every organization the Europeans have anything to do with is a big Roach Motel.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 07, 2019 05:06 PM (Kpl3J)

241 Again then he should have done it when he was talking about it a year ago instead immediately after Erdogan threatens the area and our 'former' allies.

Yeah those final 100 troops are a total win for Erdogan.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 05:06 PM (KZzsI)

242
So now that everybody wants to go to war with Turkey...can we talk about reclaiming Constantinople for Christendom?

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at October 07, 2019 05:02 PM


Not for those Orthodox schismatics. Bring back the Fourth Crusade!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 07, 2019 05:07 PM (7rVsF)

243 Mitt's convention was truly bizarre. Old mormons telling tales of Mitt having counseled them wisely, while Romney looked on batting his eyes, as if he had no idea any of this would be said openly. He seemed to think he was running for Bishop, not President . The summer passed, and he never answered the attacks on him for being an unfeeling man who let his employees spouses die of cancer.

Posted by: How Dare you at October 07, 2019 05:07 PM (Bf3hj)

244 A .22 is a lousy choice for a murder weapon.
Posted by: Guy Smiley

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Oh really?

Posted by: Zombie Bobby Kennedy at October 07, 2019 05:07 PM (Y4EXg)

245 Here's another nugget about this incredible economy in today's WSJ. The labor department number is based on hiring in companies. However, the hiring picture in 'Households' is even more impressive:
The unemployment rate fell to a new record low of 3.5% in
September. This series, derived from the Household Survey, fell because
unemployment declined 275k while employment increased 391k. This large
increase is even more impressive considering the fact that it followed a
590k gain in August. Usually, there is payback in the following month
after an outsized gain. Over time, both the Household employment and
payroll series tend to move together. However, the recent divergence is
unusually stark... Over
the last 12 months, nonfarm payrolls increased 2.15 million while the
equivalent series in the Household Survey rose 3.58 million. The
resulting 1.43 million discrepancy is the biggest since July 2009 (1.94
million), which was the first month of economic recovery following the
January 2008 to June 2009 recession...

Posted by: Forheremenaremen at October 07, 2019 05:07 PM (RLiOt)

246 But people who don't want to work, ie the welfare pieces of shit, are not counted.

They provide vital opportunities for work, for cops and turd-scoopers. And for paramedics!

Posted by: Kerry, Obama, and Clinton at October 07, 2019 05:07 PM (ykYG2)

247 205 Cash for Clunkers?
Posted by: golfman at October 07, 2019 05:00 PM (M3a0a)
+++++++++++
Of all the wasteful, corrupt and destructive government policies, this one irks me more than most. It such a tidy and clean example of the nexus of accountability, wastefulness and stupidity that is our government.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 07, 2019 05:02 PM (I2dne)


Obama essentially destroyed the independent retailer used car industry with this move.

Of course, his GM friends that he gave the company to were happy, though.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 07, 2019 05:07 PM (sy5kK)

248 If we attack Turkey from the rear, would Greece help?

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at October 07, 2019 05:07 PM (5l6gb)

249 Yeah, but hiring at Cuck faux-conservative websites is way down.

Posted by: Forheremenaremen at October 07, 2019 05:08 PM (RLiOt)

250 You make that sound like a bad thing.
Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at October 07, 2019 05:05 PM (cn/uI)

I have a son in one of those metros.

His car goes fast.

Hope he can get to the hill.

After that, it's on.

Posted by: golfman at October 07, 2019 05:08 PM (M3a0a)

251 I want to know why we still have NATO. Period.

Judging by Trump's tweets, he apparently wonders why too.

Utterly useless and feckless bunch. Would save the former US's economy tens of billions annually not having to support those worthless communists.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at October 07, 2019 05:08 PM (lD3vL)

252 Yeah those final 100 troops are a total win for Erdogan.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 05:06 PM (KZzsI)

There are actually more than an 100. it really depends on who and how your counting. But either way it is not a lot.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 07, 2019 05:08 PM (cEsBM)

253 I dont know what Trumps plan regarding the Kurds is, and neither do the trolls.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at October 07, 2019 05:08 PM (EUw/L)

254 swear, it would be easier and cheaper to use Google Assistant for recruiting, at least the AI would respond in such a way that the target of the call would at least assume some intelligence on the other end.

And what employer would accept any of the resumes from these boiler rooms?
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they are screening for desperation.

Posted by: don't ascribe to stupidity what can be explained by malice at October 07, 2019 05:08 PM (m+CYA)

255 Just wait till the independents and LIVs start really paying attention and find out what wonderful plans the Dem nominee has for the country!

Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 07, 2019 04:56 PM (9hauA)

Below is a question I wish would be asked in one of the Dem candidate debates, or better yet, one of the Presidential candidate debates next fall:

Name at least three things in American society and culture that are perfectly OK as-is. And please, do not add any "...but..." statements, as in, "but this could be improved by..."

I think any Dem politician would be stumped, other than maybe saying Americans are hard-working. President Trump could give at least 30, not just three. I think the contrast would be stunning to undecided voters.

Posted by: Gref at October 07, 2019 05:08 PM (AMIL/)

256 There are jobs but, when you are 63 you are forced to work at Winn Dixie or Kohl's.

Fox has hired Mary Ann Marsh. She of the "Anti-Trump" persuasion joins Donna Brazille, Chris Wallace, Shep Smith, Cavuto and more. Judi Mcleod predicts Fox will beat out CNN, MSNBC, and all the others as the most anti-trump media by election 2020. Wonder how long Hannity, Tucker, Gutfield and Judge Janine will hang in for those paychecks against their "principals".

Posted by: StellasTwoCents at October 07, 2019 05:09 PM (KSBDE)

257 If we attack Turkey from the rear, would Greece help?
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at October 07, 2019 05:07 PM

As someone of Greek ancestry, I laughed way too hard at that.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 07, 2019 05:09 PM (dkvcO)

258 3.5% is too low! He's undoing all of Obama's work!

Posted by: Joe Biden at October 07, 2019 05:09 PM (aKxkI)

259 https://tinyurl.com/y5tp2pey


Schlichter goes after David French and speech codes, but mostly David French.

Posted by: cronustitan85@gmail.com at October 07, 2019 05:09 PM (nRWPy)

260 @233
It shouldn't, Trump said that 2 years ago, but that's a digression.

EU NATO nations have 1.5 million soldiers, if the Syria mission is important then they can scrounge up 2,000 soldiers to replace ours.

Also Turkey is a NATO nation, so perhaps the other NATO nations in the region can send some emissaries and find out why Erdogen is being a dick.

Posted by: Gossamer Penguin at October 07, 2019 05:09 PM (tJHro)

261 Syria is the EU's problem. PDT does need to demonstrate , however, that messing with Israel will have consequences.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..fueled by caffeine at October 07, 2019 05:09 PM (iDKtp)

262 What if we just go after Turkey by the drumsticks ? Would that wound them enough?

Posted by: Skip at October 07, 2019 05:10 PM (ZCEU2)

263 IIRC the deficits are no larger than they were predicted to be either. We were going back to trillion dollar deficits without growth according to forecasts by Obama's economists for the out years.

Imagine what Trump could do if not bogged down by backbiting on his own side, and absolute sedition on the other?

As far as Europe goes (which was mentioned upthread), an investment 20 years ago in the SX5E would still be in the red now. The SX5E is their index of large stocks. They traded their growth and dynamism for socialism, and then tried to regain the former by importing savages - the wrong prescription at every step.

Posted by: Thatch at October 07, 2019 05:10 PM (v5Cc/)

264 Again then he should have done it when he was talking about it a year ago instead immediately after Erdogan threatens the area and our 'former' allies.

Yeah those final 100 troops are a total win for Erdogan.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 05:06 PM (KZzsI)

What does the number of our troops have to do with it? It's abandoning that area of Syria with the potential for ISIS to regroup because Edrogan demanded his pound of flesh from the Kurds.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at October 07, 2019 05:10 PM (NqZ29)

265 I'm okay with renegotiating NATO, this time with an eye on the middle east AND Russia. And with severe penalties for failure to pony up your required sum each year.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 05:10 PM (KZzsI)

266 those paychecks against their "principals".

Their principals should still be back at school.

Posted by: cronustitan85@gmail.com at October 07, 2019 05:10 PM (nRWPy)

267 I dont know what Trumps plan regarding the Kurds is, and neither do the trolls.

Would this be the first time they were ever on the Kurds' side?

Posted by: t-bird at October 07, 2019 05:10 PM (aKxkI)

268 A .22 is a lousy choice for a murder weapon.

Wrong!

Richie loved to use .22s because the bullets are small and they don't come out the other end like a .45, see, a .45 will blow a barn door out of the back of your head and there's a lot of dry cleaning involved, but a .22 will just rattle around like pac-man until you're dead.



Posted by: Vincent "Vinnie" Antonelli at October 07, 2019 05:10 PM (gmo/4)

269 Reason has an excellent piece on Red Flag laws already in effect in 17 states. Scary stuff.

https://tinyurl.com/y2ouj7g3

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at October 07, 2019 05:11 PM (H8QX8)

270 can send some emissaries and find out why Erdogen is being a dick.
Posted by: Gossamer Penguin at October 07, 2019 05:09 PM (tJHro)

He is a radical muslim extremist. Next question

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 07, 2019 05:11 PM (cEsBM)

271 Haley not pulling any of her bullshit is a tell they know the guy is going to get re-elected.

BUTIMPEACHMENTOHMYGAWD

Posted by: DJ3Way at October 07, 2019 05:11 PM (bhPL1)

272 Fox has hired Mary Ann Marsh. She of the "Anti-Trump" persuasion joins Donna Brazille, Chris Wallace, Shep Smith, Cavuto and more. Judi Mcleod predicts Fox will beat out CNN, MSNBC, and all the others as the most anti-trump media by election 2020. Wonder how long Hannity, Tucker, Gutfield and Judge Janine will hang in for those paychecks against their "principals".
Posted by: StellasTwoCents at October 07, 2019 05:09 PM (KSBDE)

I've tried to talk some sense into Jane D'oh.

I do believe she is the only one left.

Posted by: golfman at October 07, 2019 05:11 PM (M3a0a)

273 When trump lobbed some missiles at Syria the left and NeverTrumpers (BIRM) were upset. Now Trump is leaving Syria be and they're upset with him.

Notice a pattern? THEY ARE ALWAYS FUCKING UPSET WITH TRUMP

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 07, 2019 05:11 PM (FiUMj)

274 Mitt's convention was truly bizarre.
. . .

The summer passed, and he never answered the attacks on him for being an unfeeling man who let his employees spouses die of cancer.
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*Dr. Doofenschmertz voice*

To be fair, I wanted to take credit for that last part, but they told me it would make me look humble if I just kept quiet.

Posted by: Mittleschmertz at October 07, 2019 05:11 PM (h7POS)

275 A .22 is a lethal murder weapon.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at October 07, 2019 05:12 PM (EUw/L)

276 Wouldn't this be a great time to decimate the government agencies?

Punt these contemptible bastards out in to the streets, so instead of working to destroy the economy, jobs and wealth creation, they can enter the private sector and earn some coin while learning what it is like to actually have a life of value and worth.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at October 07, 2019 05:12 PM (lD3vL)

277 Actually if you listened to PDT today, he appeared to hint that he set limits for the Turks. IF that is the case, THAT would make more sense to me

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 07, 2019 05:12 PM (cEsBM)

278 I suspect Turkey is still in NATO, and we maintain good relations with Erdogan, because Incirklik Air Force Base is vital to our operations throughout the middle east. It''s also vital to keeping an eye on Russia's southern border. It's fair to say that Incirklik is one of the most strategically positioned bases that the US has currently.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 07, 2019 05:12 PM (Kpl3J)

279 If we attack Turkey from the rear, would Greece help?
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death

Let's ask A. Wreck

Posted by: Sock Monkey..fueled by caffeine at October 07, 2019 05:12 PM (iDKtp)

280
Fox has hired Mary Ann Marsh. She of the "Anti-Trump" persuasion joins Donna Brazille, Chris Wallace, Shep Smith, Cavuto and more. Judi Mcleod predicts Fox will beat out CNN, MSNBC, and all the others as the most anti-trump media by election 2020. Wonder how long Hannity, Tucker, Gutfield and Judge Janine will hang in for those paychecks against their "principals".
Posted by: StellasTwoCents at October 07, 2019 05:09 PM (KSBDE)


Oh gawd, her?

Why not just hire Pelosi and get it from the horse's mouth?

FOXNews is purposely shitting all over itself.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 07, 2019 05:12 PM (sy5kK)

281 Notice a pattern? THEY ARE ALWAYS FUCKING UPSET WITH TRUMP
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 07, 2019 05:11 PM (FiUMj)

BINGO

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 07, 2019 05:13 PM (cEsBM)

282 A .22 is a lousy choice for a murder weapon
Ahem....umm...We will respectfully disagree.
Posted by: Assassin's Local No 756 at October 07, 2019 05:01 PM (iDKtp)

Hey, it worked for me.

Posted by: Zombie Del Shannon at October 07, 2019 05:13 PM (Z+IKu)

283 Senator Graham gives me oily stools

Posted by: Rick Wilson at October 07, 2019 05:13 PM (Pzzpr)

284 My wish is to withdraw from the U.N. and then take the whole stupid building down with TNT (after evacuation, of course).

Posted by: washrivergal at October 07, 2019 05:13 PM (9+jnX)

285
The last time the EU tried to solve a problem, there was 10 years of war.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 07, 2019 05:13 PM (7rVsF)

286 We should invade Turkey!


Finally!

-The chicken.

Posted by: Archer at October 07, 2019 05:13 PM (gmo/4)

287 I've tried to talk some sense into Jane D'oh.

I do believe she is the only one left.

Posted by: golfman at October 07, 2019 05:11 PM (M3a0a)

So what's Jane D'oh got to do with it?

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 07, 2019 05:13 PM (Kpl3J)

288 45 Whatever you do Ace don't mention the elephant in the room

Trump abandoning the Kurds to the Turkish dictator Erdogan's military.

The US was going to abandon the Kurds eventually. The fact it took this long is kinda shocking. The one thing the Kurds had going for them was some amazing PR. Some of the US military thinks the Kurds are the only sane group over there. Some of them think the Kurds are no better then the rest.

What is really, really clear is that if the Kurds are the only thing effectively keeping us in Syria (which I'm not sure of, but its certainly one of the factors) then they were going to go. Trump has been on the path of getting us out of these never ending ground wars as gracefully as possible.

Its shitty. But the world is shitty and its past time we stopped acting like world cops.

Posted by: FrozenTech at October 07, 2019 05:14 PM (IXw8E)

289 Of course, his GM friends that he gave the company to were happy, though.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 07, 2019 05:07 PM (sy5kK)


And to please the unions, Obongo shut down the non-unionized Saturn division of GM - the only division that was making money.

The man was a business genius.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 07, 2019 05:14 PM (YLq84)

290 The unemployment rate was 4.7% when Obama left
Unemployment rate is most important to socialists who represent the workers
Capitalists? They are not going so well under Trump
The Dow has been flat for the last 21 months I believe that is s record
Would anyone like to check that ?
Nike stock still doing well, better than any other Blue Chip

Posted by: Kurt at October 07, 2019 05:14 PM (rxW1+)

291 Of course, his GM friends that he gave the company to were happy, though."

The ones on strike.

Too funny.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at October 07, 2019 05:14 PM (6qErC)

292 That's why Greta says you are EVIL if you want economic growth. That isn't insanity, that's the whole point. That's the whole reason they dredged her up.
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 07, 2019 05:04 PM (Kpl3J)


She's an actor who was hired to play a part. She takes after her father and shares his facial characteristics that people associate with mental retardation.

I denounce myself.

Posted by: fktheleft at October 07, 2019 05:14 PM (I54dk)

293 It's fair to say that Incirklik is one of the most strategically positioned bases that the US has currently.
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 07, 2019 05:12 PM (Kpl3J)

That was surrounded 2 years ago and had it's electricity cut. And we have moved assets out of there as the Turks have become less reliable and cozy with the Bear

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 07, 2019 05:14 PM (cEsBM)

294 276 Wouldn't this be a great time to decimate the government agencies?

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy

---

Assuming you are not speaking literally, Yes!!

We could probably get rid of 50% of the total number of Fed workers (not including the armed services) and be just fine.

Posted by: Zombie Bobby Kennedy at October 07, 2019 05:15 PM (Y4EXg)

295 >>Its shitty. But the world is shitty and its past time we stopped acting like world cops.


If you want The World to be your Market, someone's gotta Police it.

Posted by: garrett at October 07, 2019 05:15 PM (4VGhz)

296 too much joy in Marco Rubio's endorsement.

Even a wrong trash can gets emptied once a week.

Posted by: DaveA at October 07, 2019 05:15 PM (FhXTo)

297 290, Posted by: Kurt at October 07, 2019 05:14 PM (rxW1+)

Basic economics is hard for you, isn't it?

Posted by: IC at October 07, 2019 05:15 PM (a0IVu)

298 Actually if you listened to PDT today, he appeared to hint that he set limits for the Turks.
========
Hey, I could be nuts but based upon watching him do the same thing for like two years now

Its another set up.

Posted by: Trump is a playa at October 07, 2019 05:15 PM (wcP+1)

299 What is it today, Is your gout acting up again?

Posted by: How Dare you at October 07, 2019 05:16 PM (Bf3hj)

300 Posted by: Tom Servo at October 07, 2019 05:12 PM (Kpl3J)

Hope we don't have to keep an eye on the Russian anti aircraft missiles Turkey just bought.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at October 07, 2019 05:16 PM (NqZ29)

301 Notice a pattern?

He should play with them. Send 4000 more troops. THEN remove them all.

Posted by: t-bird at October 07, 2019 05:16 PM (IMdOQ)

302 Posted by: Kurt

Dang... have to admit the lefties always have the best drugs

Posted by: Sock Monkey..fueled by caffeine at October 07, 2019 05:16 PM (iDKtp)

303
Poverty is a Christian value, yet evangelicals still support Trump.

Posted by: David French at October 07, 2019 05:16 PM (AzW6q)

304 Do we... give a shit what Russia does on its southwestern border?

I'm looking at the states there and I'm seeing tiny little countries in the Caucasus that I'll never visit, Turkey which I can't stand, and the Islamic Republic. And the Balkans. Yay, the Balkans.

Posted by: Kerry, Obama, and Clinton at October 07, 2019 05:16 PM (ykYG2)

305 257 If we attack Turkey from the rear, would Greece help?
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at October 07, 2019 05:07 PM

As someone of Greek ancestry, I laughed way too hard at that.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 07, 2019 05:09 PM (dkvcO)

LOL, we may be gay, but we have standards!

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at October 07, 2019 05:17 PM (N4xQB)

306 /sock off

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at October 07, 2019 05:17 PM (ykYG2)

307 The Manson family used a .22, a High Standard Longhorn western style revolver. A Mossad weapon of choice was the Beretta Model 70 in .22LR, also used in the Israeli air marshal program.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at October 07, 2019 05:17 PM (C1Lsn)

308 AOC has a future as a Fox contributor

Posted by: Skip at October 07, 2019 05:17 PM (ZCEU2)

309 Syria is the EU's problem. PDT does need to demonstrate , however, that messing with Israel will have consequences.

Why?

History shows that any of the West's involvement in that section of the world leads to nothing but sorrow, misery and death.

Which is basically the same thing as not being there. So since that region of the world is genetically disposed to sorrow, misery and death, why should those of us on the other side of the planet invest our lives and treasure in what is guaranteed to be a loss?

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at October 07, 2019 05:17 PM (lD3vL)

310 Actually if you listened to PDT today, he appeared to hint that he set limits for the Turks.

It rubs the lotion on its skin or it gets spatchcocked.

Posted by: t-bird at October 07, 2019 05:17 PM (IMdOQ)

311 SO JOBS CREATED OR NOT REPORTED ON 275,000.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at October 07, 2019 05:17 PM (pw+jk)

312 American voters are sick of the middle east, and they're really sick of Americans getting killed there.
=====

I wish they would get sick of it being imported here.

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at October 07, 2019 05:17 PM (JcXHH)

313 Kurt, you ignorant slut.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at October 07, 2019 05:17 PM (sWM8x)

314 Do we... give a shit what Russia does on its southwestern border?

Be better than what is going on now at their southwestern border.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at October 07, 2019 05:18 PM (lD3vL)

315 She's an actor who was hired to play a part. She takes after her father and shares his facial characteristics that people associate with mental retardation.

Posted by: fktheleft

----

My wife agrees. She was a special ed instructor for 40 years and now teaches special ed teachers at the university level.

Can spot folks that need intervention a mile away.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 07, 2019 05:18 PM (Y4EXg)

316 Minga

Posted by: Quilp at October 07, 2019 05:18 PM (Bf3hj)

317
I wish they would get sick of it being imported here.
Posted by: Bicentennialguy at October 07, 2019 05:17 PM (JcXHH)

---------

Throngs of uneducated Islamic America-haters are a blessing of liberty.

Posted by: David French at October 07, 2019 05:18 PM (AzW6q)

318 If we attack Turkey from the rear, would Greece help?"

Duck!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at October 07, 2019 05:18 PM (6qErC)

319 Wonder how long Hannity, Tucker, Gutfield and Judge Janine will hang in for those paychecks against their "principals".
Posted by: StellasTwoCents at October 07, 2019 05:09 PM (KSBDE)

I've tried to talk some sense into Jane D'oh.

Fox has hired Jane d'Oh?



YEEEESSSSS

Posted by: Miklos, without cable anyway at October 07, 2019 05:18 PM (QzkSJ)

320 What it gets down to is, Are american lives worth protecting the Kurds? If the answer is no we should get the fuck out. Protect our interests first and always. Turkey and the Kurds are not our fight. The ME should not be our fight. Our only interest there should be with our allies and friends. In the event the Islamists get restless or froggy with us or our friends we should make the rubble bounce but outside of that we should be done with the ME.

Note my mind has changed much about this since I deployed in the first gulf war.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at October 07, 2019 05:18 PM (0OmEj)

321 Socialists care about unemployment.


HAHAHAHAHAHA Venezuela.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 07, 2019 05:18 PM (oVJmc)

322 Trump has been trying to get us out of Syria for the last year or more,
how the Pentagon can claim this is some sort of shock is beyond me.
Their problem is that too many people working there want perpetual war,
globally. It makes them rich and important.




Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 04:56 PM

---

We don't even have 500 Active Duty troops in Syria. I suspect the CIA has more agents and contractors than AD troops there. And that is why this has become a big deal.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 07, 2019 05:18 PM (JUOKG)

323 So what's Jane D'oh got to do with it?
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 07, 2019 05:13 PM (Kpl3J)

She watches religiously.

Fox is dead to me.

Posted by: golfman at October 07, 2019 05:19 PM (M3a0a)

324 Predicted Future Babylon Bee Headline:


Communist Economic Experts Like Paul Krugman -- All of Whom are Collectively Zero for Life in Their Predictions -- Warn that Trump Recession will Destroy the American Economy in 2017

Posted by: ShainS at October 07, 2019 05:19 PM (ttBo0)

325 If we attack Turkey from the rear, would Greece help?"


They're up for the big push!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 07, 2019 05:19 PM (oVJmc)

326 Alexandra desanctis, has her trapper keeper out for Andrew yang, would be mostly likely cannibalize the military to be pay for the 1,000 stipend

Posted by: admiral marcus at October 07, 2019 05:19 PM (x+C/t)

327 My wife agrees. She was a special ed instructor for 40 years and now teaches special ed teachers at the university level.



Can spot folks that need intervention a mile away.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 07, 2019 05:18 PM (Y4EXg)

Please do not introduce me to her....

Posted by: Archer at October 07, 2019 05:19 PM (gmo/4)

328 290 The unemployment rate was 4.7% when Obama left
Unemployment rate is most important to socialists who represent the workers
Capitalists? They are not going so well under Trump
The Dow has been flat for the last 21 months I believe that is s record
Would anyone like to check that ?
Nike stock still doing well, better than any other Blue Chip
Posted by: Kurt at October 07, 2019 05:14 PM (rxW1+)


Kurt--you simply have no idea what you are talking about. I'm embarrassed for you.

Posted by: Ladyl at October 07, 2019 05:20 PM (TdMsT)

329 >>Our only interest there should be with our allies and friends.


And the Kurds are what, exactly?

Posted by: garrett at October 07, 2019 05:20 PM (4VGhz)

330 280


Fox has hired Mary Ann Marsh. She of the "Anti-Trump" persuasion
joins Donna Brazille, Chris Wallace, Shep Smith, Cavuto and more. Judi
Mcleod predicts Fox will beat out CNN, MSNBC, and all the others as the
most anti-trump media by election 2020. Wonder how long Hannity, Tucker,
Gutfield and Judge Janine will hang in for those paychecks against
their "principals".

Posted by: StellasTwoCents at October 07, 2019 05:09 PM (KSBDE)


Rupert Murdoch's kids (who are now apparently running Fox News) are the poster children for stoopid, entitled, weenie progressives.

Posted by: Forheremenaremen at October 07, 2019 05:20 PM (RLiOt)

331 The Manson family used a .22, a High Standard
Longhorn western style revolver. A Mossad weapon of choice was the
Beretta Model 70 in .22LR, also used in the Israeli air marshal program.


Posted by: bill in arkansas at October 07, 2019 05:17 PM

---

A .22. between the eyes or to the back of the head at close range is deadly. And there is virtually no danger of collateral damage.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 07, 2019 05:20 PM (JUOKG)

332 Posted by: Trump is a playa at October 07, 2019 05:15 PM (wcP+1)

Try this
US pulls out of Syria
Turkey makes a move on the Kurds
Trump arms the heck out of the Kurds
Trump threatens NATO
NATO (finally) kicks Turkey out of NATO

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 07, 2019 05:20 PM (BiNEL)

333 Greta does make an awesome death metal vocalist though. She's found her calling. Heavy gretel. Greencore.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at October 07, 2019 05:20 PM (u//oP)

334 What is this about Trudeau getting head from students at a school he was a sub @? The source is just a website, but the canucks are playing hardball politics now apparently.

https://tinyurl.com/y6pfjrct



Posted by: Quilp at October 07, 2019 05:20 PM (Bf3hj)

335 Just tell Erdogen that his troops won't like being in the shadow of a three ship cell of BUFFS.

Posted by: Fox2! at October 07, 2019 05:20 PM (R/01c)

336 Those Jobs aren't coming back!


--Jugears McFuckstick

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 07, 2019 05:20 PM (oVJmc)

337 "Friday's Job Numbers Were a Lot Stronger Than the Media Would Have You Believe"

Democrats, Paul Krugman, and Charlie Gasparino Hardest Hit

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at October 07, 2019 05:20 PM (6eEQ+)

338 AOC has a future as a Fox contributor
Posted by: Skip at October 07, 2019 05:17 PM (ZCEU2)

She'll take Juan's spot when he is dismantled by his own Conservative progeny.

Posted by: golfman at October 07, 2019 05:21 PM (M3a0a)

339 290 The unemployment rate was 4.7% when Obama left
Unemployment rate is most important to socialists who represent the workers
Capitalists? They are not going so well under Trump
The Dow has been flat for the last 21 months I believe that is s record
Would anyone like to check that ?
Nike stock still doing well, better than any other Blue Chip
Posted by: Kurt at October 07, 2019 05:14 PM (rxW1+)

___

WOW. Even for Kurt that's some Grade A drunk stupidity.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 07, 2019 05:21 PM (FiUMj)

340 Posted by: Kurt at October 07, 2019 05:14 PM (rxW1+)

What, no love for Donnie Two Scoops finally doing what you leftists have been clamoring for decades to see happen -- disengagement from international conflicts and bringing our troops home? I mean, that's what you always said you wanted.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at October 07, 2019 05:21 PM (H8QX8)

341 Basic economics is hard for you, isn't it?
Posted by: IC at October 07, 2019 05:15 PM (a0IVu)


He's too stupid to realize that socialists don't give a rat's ass about workers. Workers are merely a means to an end, in this case, getting the socialists into power.

See also eco-nuts, feminists, etc. and of particular relevance to Kurt, the LGBTQEIEIO set. Agitating among the aggrieved - or those who can be made to feel aggrieved, whether justified or not - is all socialists are doing.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 07, 2019 05:21 PM (YLq84)

342 329
>>Our only interest there should be with our allies and friends.





And the Kurds are what, exactly?

Posted by: garrett at October 07, 2019 05:20 PM (4VGhz)

"No Whey!!!"
~The Kurds

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at October 07, 2019 05:21 PM (5l6gb)

343 Yeah, but try getting a job as a young and pregnant Indian woman!

Posted by: Liz Warren at October 07, 2019 05:21 PM (VP1E6)

344 I have just seen a thought on another outlet that would solve this problem politically, and very neatly. Trump should announce that we will not intervene in Syria or these areas unless Congress will act and officially declare War, and also officially authorize all funds needed for the effort.

Put it in Nancy's lap.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 07, 2019 05:21 PM (Kpl3J)

345
Communist Economic Experts Like Paul Krugman -- All of Whom are Collectively Zero for Life in Their Predictions -- Warn that Trump Recession will Destroy the American Economy in 2017
========
Didn't he write an article suggesting people pull their kids college funds out of the market or some nonsense like that ? It was either him or some other histrionic on cable.

Posted by: Don't take your financial advice from a communist, unless he is in charge of your country and pointi at October 07, 2019 05:21 PM (hTdra)

346 Communist Economic Experts Like Paul Krugman


"When will the markets recover? As a first pass answer, never."

Paul Krugman (former Enron advisor), election night 2016

Posted by: Miklos, a better economist that Crazy Eyes Paul at October 07, 2019 05:21 PM (QzkSJ)

347 280


Fox has hired Mary Ann Marsh. She of the "Anti-Trump" persuasion
joins Donna Brazille, Chris Wallace, Shep Smith, Cavuto and more. Judi
Mcleod predicts Fox will beat out CNN, MSNBC, and all the others as the
most anti-trump media by election 2020. Wonder how long Hannity, Tucker,
Gutfield and Judge Janine will hang in for those paychecks against
their "principals".

Posted by: StellasTwoCents at October 07, 2019 05:09 PM (KSBDE)


"Hey, I got a brilliant business idea. Let's hire a bunch of liberals so we can be exactly like all the other networks, and be totally indistinguishable from everyone else"
- Rupert Murdoch's stoopid kids

Posted by: Forheremenaremen at October 07, 2019 05:22 PM (RLiOt)

348 >>Put it in Nancy's lap


And they thought it was dry in the Desert.

Posted by: garrett at October 07, 2019 05:22 PM (4VGhz)

349 "No Whey!!!"
~The Kurds
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death

Not liking this "poutine" concept.

Nope.

Posted by: the other Kurds at October 07, 2019 05:23 PM (QzkSJ)

350 FWIW, what was the Dow post O'bumbles again?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at October 07, 2019 05:23 PM (6qErC)

351 Paul Krugman predicted a recession 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 07, 2019 05:23 PM (FiUMj)

352 Can spot folks that need intervention a mile away.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 07, 2019 05:18 PM (Y4EXg)

Please do not introduce me to her....

Posted by: Archer at October 07, 2019 05:19 PM (gmo/4)

Clearly, he wouldn't need to....

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 07, 2019 05:23 PM (Kpl3J)

353 After observing all of the mass hysteria, I am now convinced that President Trump is probably the only guy in all of DC who is NOT in on some kind of Ukrainian grift.
Which is why he must go.
If you are a grifter, this is what you think.

Posted by: navybrat, at large at October 07, 2019 05:23 PM (w7KSn)

354 My wife agrees. She was a special ed instructor for 40 years and now teaches special ed teachers at the university level.

Can spot folks that need intervention a mile away.
Posted by: Tonypete at October 07, 2019 05:18 PM (Y4EXg)


I think that contradicts what I said. I defer to your wife's assessment since I base my opinion on not believing anything the grand leftard conspiracy stages.

I did not express myself well. I was saying that I think that the malicious little actor is not suffering from the laundry list of disabilities that her handlers claimed. Seeing her poor handling of that press conference in which she could not answer a simple question, I concluded that she is a cognitively normal teen and doing the Sean Penn "full retard" act, taking advantage of her facial characteristics to help sell it.

Posted by: fktheleft at October 07, 2019 05:24 PM (I54dk)

355 >>After observing all of the mass hysteria, I am now convinced that President Trump is probably the only guy in all of DC who is NOT in on some kind of Ukrainian grift.


Yep. And if not Ukraine...pick a country.

They are all robbing us blind.

Posted by: garrett at October 07, 2019 05:24 PM (4VGhz)

356 Not sure, but this IBD/TPPP poll shows independents moving strongly towards Trump

For years I suffered from moderate-to-severe IBD/TPPP. Until my doctor told me about Trumpaltix.

Posted by: Hands at October 07, 2019 05:25 PM (786Ro)

357 Can spot folks that need intervention a mile away.

Watch her with the sound off when people talk to her. She has this series of looks on her face, like she's got to figure out what to do next, and the responses and expressions are not a normal sequence or behavior. She's a mess and should not be trotted out to perform for crowds.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 05:25 PM (KZzsI)

358 If you are a grifter, this is what you think.

How can you trust a man who can't be bought?

Posted by: t-bird at October 07, 2019 05:25 PM (aKxkI)

359 Paul Krugman predicted 12 of the last two recessions.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 07, 2019 05:25 PM (oVJmc)

360 Kurt's not real.

he's a corrupted AI that was based of mental schema of a ten thousand now dead Chinese political prisoners. He's deeply conflicted on a subconscious level because Soros is forcing him to espouse the ideology that got his many selves tortured and murdered. He'll eventually plead for death, to be released into the bodies of 10,000 robot soldiers who will be mown down by America's finest.

Posted by: what's the name of a company of roman soldiers? at October 07, 2019 05:26 PM (m+CYA)

361 The Dow has been flat for the last 21 months I believe that is s record
Would anyone like to check that ?



Since you are a dunce it is safe to assume you are wrong, but I will check, for the LULZ.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at October 07, 2019 05:26 PM (XN4C4)

362 268
A .22 is a lousy choice for a murder weapon.

Wrong!

Richie
loved to use .22s because the bullets are small and they don't come out
the other end like a .45, see, a .45 will blow a barn door out of the
back of your head and there's a lot of dry cleaning involved, but a .22
will just rattle around like pac-man until you're dead.


i prefer an .88. it shoots through schools.

Posted by: Danny Vermin at October 07, 2019 05:26 PM (sGtp+)

363 According to twitchy... Turkey is already bombing Kurd positions on the Iraq/Syria border.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at October 07, 2019 05:26 PM (myjNJ)

364 Put it in Nancy's lap.
Posted by: Tom Servo

Brilliant!

Posted by: Sock Monkey..fueled by caffeine at October 07, 2019 05:26 PM (iDKtp)

365 Until my doctor told me about Trumpaltix.
Posted by: Hands at October 07, 2019 05:25 PM (786Ro)

--------

"I've got great news, folks, really the best. I was playing the back 9 with Tiger, you all know Tiger, he's fantastic, when it hit me... the cure for cancer!

*pulls vial from breast pocket*

That's right people, Trump cured cancer. Trump KILLED cancer, that's what our wonderful Surgeon General Jerome Adams, said to me. Jerome Adams (hi Jerome).

He said 'this is incredible Mr. President (he always calls me Mr. President, I told him relax, call me Donald)!

Donald, he said, 'you've killed cancer.'

And it's not a cure, it's even better - it works in-stant-ly. Pain-less-ly. And, this is the best part, you'll love this, Trumpaltix also whitens your teeth! Brightens those pearly whites. Trumpaltix.

As I always say, 'Republicans are the Party of Healthcare!"

Posted by: PDT at October 07, 2019 05:26 PM (AzW6q)

366 They are all robbing us blind.
Posted by: garrett at October 07, 2019 05:24 PM (4VGhz)

Sad as it is to contemplate, this simple phrase explains so very very much!

Trump is the ONLY one that hasn't had his hand in the till!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 07, 2019 05:27 PM (BiNEL)

367 Our only interest there should be with our allies
and friends. In the event the Islamists get restless or froggy with us
or our friends we should make the rubble bounce but outside of that we
should be done with the ME.



Note my mind has changed much about this since I deployed in the first gulf war.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at October 07, 2019 05:18 PM (0OmEj)

This is my feeling. Our only putative ally there is Turkey, and they have an armed force on their border actively warring against them in Syria and is affiliated with a rebellious group of Kurds within Turkey.

Sorry, not our fight.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 07, 2019 05:27 PM (jYnPD)

368 I saw one of the cucks say something on Twitter today that I actually think is true - just not in the way he thought it was.

He said Republicans should treat Trump as if he was a 3rd party President and not reflexively defend his decisions based on him being team GOP. And he's right.

But here's the thing - this third party, that doesn't really exist, is the natural home of 90% of the people who currently vote for the GOP. The Republicans, the GOP that the cucks want to control and maintain? It's a party only for them. It has as much relevance as the Greens or Libertarians. It is a dead party on a national level.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 07, 2019 05:28 PM (oZ6kz)

369 Try this
US pulls out of Syria
Turkey makes a move on the Kurds
Trump arms the heck out of the Kurds
Trump threatens NATO
NATO (finally) kicks Turkey out of NATO
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 07, 2019 05:20 PM (BiNEL)

How about this?
US pulls out of Syria.
Turkey invades, and RUSSIA intervenes.
Russia and Turkey have a years long standoff, draining them both of resources, while fighting over oil pipeline routes.

Turkey threatens EU, again.
EU says, heyyyyy, wait a minute. With this fracking thing, we could drill our own damn oil.

Suddenly the Middle East is not that important.

Posted by: Don Q at October 07, 2019 05:28 PM (NgKpN)

370 I was saying that I think that the malicious little actor is not suffering from the laundry list of disabilities that her handlers claimed. Seeing her poor handling of that press conference in which she could not answer a simple question, I concluded that she is a cognitively normal teen and doing the Sean Penn "full retard" act, taking advantage of her facial characteristics to help sell it.
Posted by: fktheleft at October 07, 2019 05:24 PM (I54dk)


I go with Occam's Razor: she looks like she's playing with a light deck because she IS playing with a light deck.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 07, 2019 05:28 PM (YLq84)

371 359
Paul Krugman predicted 12 of the last two recessions.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 07, 2019 05:25 PM (oVJmc)

lol

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 07, 2019 05:28 PM (jYnPD)

372 The Dow has been flat for the last 21 months I believe that is s record

My portfolio surely sings a different song. Then again, what fool invests in the indexes?

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at October 07, 2019 05:28 PM (lD3vL)

373 A consequence of red-flag laws will be that those who need counseling or could use a anti-depressant to power through a major eruption in their personal life will not seek treatment out of fear of losing rights.

Posted by: StellasTwoCents at October 07, 2019 05:29 PM (KSBDE)

374 Paul Krugman predicted a recession 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 07, 2019 05:23 PM (FiUMj)


One of these days he'll be right and then you'll rue the day.

Posted by: DR.WTF at October 07, 2019 05:30 PM (aS1PU)

375 Yep. And if not Ukraine...pick a country.

They are all robbing us blind.
Posted by: garrett at October 07, 2019 05:24 PM (4VGhz)

We give over 300 million a year to the Palestinian Authority. How much do you think stays out of secret Swiss bank accounts?

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at October 07, 2019 05:30 PM (NqZ29)

376 I saw one of the cucks say something on Twitter today

About the equivalent of "Hold my beer, watch this..."

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at October 07, 2019 05:30 PM (lD3vL)

377 "Let's bow to corporations and censor the free speech and expression of normies and we need more more MOAR immigrants and let's not really fight abortion and guns, well, they are sort of icky so maybe we do need to get rid of some of them but we pinkie swear we really care about fiscal conservatism so we'll like, I dunno, cu the debt a bit" is not a winning platform nationally. If you wanted all that shit, you'll vote for the Dems, who push it even harder and will give you some extra free money on the side.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 07, 2019 05:30 PM (oZ6kz)

378 Sounding like every Democrats kid has a check monthly from Ukraine

Posted by: Skip at October 07, 2019 05:30 PM (ZCEU2)

379 Put it in Nancy's lap.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 07, 2019 05:21 PM (Kpl3J)
..........

Next to her tits.

Posted by: wth at October 07, 2019 05:30 PM (v0R5T)

380 Its another set up.

Posted by: Trump is a playa


If Ergodan isn't asking someone about an Admiral Ackbar in his navy he's going to be soon.

Posted by: DaveA at October 07, 2019 05:30 PM (FhXTo)

381 Posted by: Don Q at October 07, 2019 05:28 PM (NgKpN)

I like it!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 07, 2019 05:30 PM (BiNEL)

382 but the canucks are playing hardball politics now apparently.


Canucks play hockey and curling. No balls involved

Posted by: Sock Monkey..still unproductive and going to regret it later at October 07, 2019 05:31 PM (iDKtp)

383 Die, Commie sock!

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at October 07, 2019 05:31 PM (e1mEI)

384 How much do you think stays out of secret Swiss bank accounts?"

Let's check...

/Porsche AG

Posted by: Anon a mouse at October 07, 2019 05:31 PM (6qErC)

385 The Dow has been flat for the last 21 months I believe that is s record
Would anyone like to check that ?


The DJIA is up 5.05% from 21 months ago.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 07, 2019 05:31 PM (9t0Zz)

386
Tonypete,

BTW, I had a thought last week because of the Greta stuff that maybe the explosion of "spectrum" disorders of the last couple of decades is because political correctness and general leftarded fuckery is short-circuiting the minds of children who are incapable of getting past inconsistencies. That has to suck to have authority figures giving contradictory information.

If that kind of shit isn't mind-wrecking, then why did O'Brien pull it on Winston Smith or that Cardassian on Picard? Picard did tell the boobie counselor after being returned to the ship that he actually did see five lights the last time he was asked.

Taking the Star Trek analogy further, how many times did Kirk defeat a computer or robot with paradoxes?

Posted by: fktheleft at October 07, 2019 05:31 PM (I54dk)

387 We give over 300 million a year to the Palestinian Authority. How much do you think stays out of secret Swiss bank accounts?
Posted by: Pig to man dreaming

Not sure about that.

Trump cut off funding as long as the PA pays the families of terrorists who kill Israelis.

Posted by: Miklos, pretty sure about this at October 07, 2019 05:31 PM (QzkSJ)

388 Jeebus, talk about desperation.

TheHill:

House Democrats are looking to prevent the whistleblower from being identified by holding the person's testimony in a remote location and potentially changing the individual's appearance and voice.

....Democrats are also weighing options to distort the whistleblower's appearance and voice, including through a video camera, audio-only testimony or by placing the person behind a screen, the Post reported.


This would be comical, if it weren't so treasonous.

Posted by: WisRich at October 07, 2019 05:32 PM (G0vdT)

389 Meanwhile, Trump is stepping on his dick in Syria. Well, that and his ridiculous Tweet.

Just when you thought there couldn't be anything bipartisan with veto proof majorities- here it comes.

And he's getting blasted on the mil forums.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 07, 2019 05:32 PM (YMKdZ)

390 >>The DJIA is up 5.05% from 21 months ago


I'd give it a modest 'B' Cup. If I was rating it.

Posted by: garrett at October 07, 2019 05:32 PM (4VGhz)

391 We give over 300 million a year to the Palestinian Authority. How much do you think stays out of secret Swiss bank accounts?
Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at October 07, 2019 05:30 PM (NqZ29)

And AFAIK, no one has ever explained this phenomenon to me.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 07, 2019 05:33 PM (BiNEL)

392 385 The Dow has been flat for the last 21 months I believe that is s record
Would anyone like to check that ?

The DJIA is up 5.05% from 21 months ago.
Posted by: bonhomme at October 07, 2019 05:31 PM (9t0Zz)
------

Go back to the day he was elected and its up 35%. Not to shabby.

Posted by: WisRich at October 07, 2019 05:33 PM (G0vdT)

393 ...Democrats are also weighing options to distort the whistleblower's appearance and voice, including through a video camera, audio-only testimony or by placing the person behind a screen, the Post reported.

This would be comical, if it weren't so treasonous.
Posted by: WisRich at October 07, 2019 05:32 PM (G0vdT)
---
I expect that they are also looking to distort the law and change his testimony as needed.

Posted by: Axeman at October 07, 2019 05:33 PM (DuZls)

394
TheHill:

House Democrats are looking to prevent the whistleblower from being identified by holding the person's testimony in a remote location and potentially changing the individual's appearance and voice.



Secret tribunals.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 07, 2019 05:33 PM (oVJmc)

395 The DJIA is up 5.05% from 21 months ago"

Go back 24...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at October 07, 2019 05:33 PM (6qErC)

396 361 The Dow has been flat for the last 21 months I believe that is s record
Would anyone like to check that ?

DJIA was flat from 1930 until 1950. (roughly)
up from 1950 - 1968.
Down from 1968 - 1981
up (with bumps) from 1981 - 1999
flat from 1999 - 2007
down for 1 year
up, with some plateaus, ever since.

last 40

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 07, 2019 05:33 PM (Kpl3J)

397 >>Taking the Star Trek analogy further, how many times did Kirk defeat a computer or robot with paradoxes?


I think it only takes one paradox to defeat a compputer/robot.

Posted by: garrett at October 07, 2019 05:33 PM (4VGhz)

398 House Democrats are looking to prevent the whistleblower from being identified by holding the person's testimony in a remote location and potentially changing the individual's appearance and voice.

....Democrats are also weighing options to distort the whistleblower's appearance and voice, including through a video camera, audio-only testimony or by placing the person behind a screen, the Post reported.
========
See, due process isn't required when you are governed by a tyranny of
Slander, Libel and Defamation.

Posted by: its called a wrap up smear . . . at October 07, 2019 05:33 PM (h7POS)

399 Then again, what fool invests in the indexes?

Hey, my S and P 500 spider index fund is doing just fine, thank you very much. I don't have to pay any fees to anyone managing it, either.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 07, 2019 05:33 PM (9t0Zz)

400 Listening to Kunt pontificate on any subject is like watching Al Sharpton read a teleprompter.

Posted by: Wonkish Rogue at October 07, 2019 05:34 PM (BRpqW)

401 My portfolio surely sings a different song. Then again, what fool invests in the indexes?
Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy

My retirement funds raises a glass in toast to your portfolio. Wondering if Kurt has even paid in the minimum to SS?

Posted by: Sock Monkey..still unproductive and going to regret it later at October 07, 2019 05:34 PM (iDKtp)

402 373 A consequence of red-flag laws will be that those who need counseling or could use a anti-depressant to power through a major eruption in their personal life will not seek treatment out of fear of losing rights.
Posted by: StellasTwoCents at October 07, 2019 05:29 PM (KSBDE)

Already happening with Veterans in California.

I know of more than one Vet who needs treatment for PTSD, but won't get help.

Posted by: Don Q at October 07, 2019 05:34 PM (NgKpN)

403 Posted by: Marcus T at October 07, 2019 05:32 PM (YMKdZ)

Oh dear. I should be concerned.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at October 07, 2019 05:34 PM (ykYG2)

404 >>Go back to the day he was elected and its up 35%.


I give this a solid 'D' Cup rating.

Posted by: garrett at October 07, 2019 05:34 PM (4VGhz)

405 Odds that the 2nd whistleblower is actually just three kids in a large trenchcoat?

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 07, 2019 05:34 PM (oZ6kz)

406 Trump cut off funding as long as the PA pays the families of terrorists who kill Israelis.
Posted by: Miklos, pretty sure about this at October 07, 2019 05:31 PM (QzkSJ)

We gave about 350 million in 2017. Think we withheld about 100 million in 2018 but on schedule to resume the normal giveaway.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at October 07, 2019 05:34 PM (NqZ29)

407 This would be comical, if it weren't so treasonous.

Posted by: WisRich at October 07, 2019 05:32 PM (G0vdT)

It's both a dessert topping AND a floor wax.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 07, 2019 05:35 PM (jYnPD)

408 Kurt Schlicter is backing Trump

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at October 07, 2019 05:35 PM (myjNJ)

409
Camille Paglia called Trump a "viking dragon" because he is a fearless street fighter.
Posted by: jmel


And she will vote for Warren.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 07, 2019 05:35 PM (aKsyK)

410 Don't take Trumpaltix if you're allergic to Trumpaltix.
Or if you're taking Truvada.

Posted by: wth at October 07, 2019 05:35 PM (v0R5T)

411 how many times did Kirk defeat a computer or robot with paradoxes


Three.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at October 07, 2019 05:35 PM (XN4C4)

412 Just when you thought there couldn't be anything bipartisan with veto proof majorities- here it comes.

And he's getting blasted on the mil forums.
Posted by: Marcus T at October 07, 2019 05:32 PM (YMKdZ)

As I said above, if Congress wants to declare War, let them go ahead and declare War.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 07, 2019 05:35 PM (Kpl3J)

413 How many Paradoxes does it take to kill a deer!?

Posted by: Governor Cuomo at October 07, 2019 05:35 PM (4VGhz)

414 A viking dragon? ohhh...dragon energy!

Posted by: IC at October 07, 2019 05:36 PM (a0IVu)

415 394
TheHill:

House Democrats are looking to prevent the whistleblower from being identified by holding the person's testimony in a remote location and potentially changing the individual's appearance and voice.



Secret tribunals.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 07, 2019 05:33 PM (oVJmc)

So much for the RIGHT to face your accuser.

And the PEOPLES right to hold their own damn government accountable.

Posted by: Don Q at October 07, 2019 05:36 PM (NgKpN)

416 Go back to the day he was elected and its up 35%.


I give this a solid 'D' Cup rating.
====
Dood that spilling out of the cup.

Posted by: 35% is ample, ample at October 07, 2019 05:37 PM (meTps)

417 Democrats are also weighing options to distort the whistleblower's appearance and voice, including through a video camera, audio-only testimony or by placing the person behind a screen, the Post reported.

They're casting for this part already.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 07, 2019 05:37 PM (YLq84)

418 Nood Lizzie Warren. Eww!

Posted by: G marks the spot at October 07, 2019 05:37 PM (Js8Dx)

419 Then again, what fool invests in the indexes?

__

The kind of fool who recognizes long term virtually nobody beats the average, and even if they do, the fees associated with that performance cancel out any gains.

That kind of fool.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 07, 2019 05:37 PM (FiUMj)

420 >>Dood that spilling out of the cup.


Certain weeks of the month, definitely.

Posted by: garrett at October 07, 2019 05:37 PM (4VGhz)

421 Landru, Nomad, and Norman.

I might be missing one.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at October 07, 2019 05:37 PM (XN4C4)

422 Well if the Mil forums are freaking out. ..short night

Posted by: A dude in MI at October 07, 2019 05:37 PM (WhTSP)

423 Pay no attention to the whistleblower behind the curtain!

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 07, 2019 05:37 PM (oZ6kz)

424 how many times did Kirk defeat a computer or robot with paradoxes


Three.



Landru.
M-5.
Nomad.
Norman.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 07, 2019 05:37 PM (oVJmc)

425 How many Paradoxes does it take to kill a deer!?

Posted by: Governor Cuomo
=====
Hey dummy I know that one its two . . . a pair - a - doxes. Get it!!!!

Posted by: Chris Cuomo at October 07, 2019 05:38 PM (gnQff)

426 As I said above, if Congress wants to declare War, let them go ahead and declare War.
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 07, 2019 05:35 PM (Kpl3J)

My good man, requiring a member of Congress to declare full support of anything that might go wrong or be brought up as a campaign issue example of poor judgement, that is just not done in our Democracy!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 07, 2019 05:39 PM (BiNEL)

427
M-5.


Dammit. I knew there was one more.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at October 07, 2019 05:39 PM (XN4C4)

428 405 Odds that the 2nd whistleblower is actually just three kids in a large trenchcoat?
Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 07, 2019 05:34 PM (oZ6kz)

/Scooby Trump rips the mask off the villain

Ruh roh Pencey! Rohn Brennan?


I would have gotten away with it, if not for those meddling kids!

Posted by: Don Q at October 07, 2019 05:39 PM (NgKpN)

429 And he's getting blasted on the mil forums.
Posted by: Marcus T at October 07, 2019 05:32 PM (YMKdZ)

For now. He didn't step on his dick. He's taking a bold move guaranteed to rile certain elements but one the people will back.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at October 07, 2019 05:40 PM (H8QX8)

430 nood Fauxcahontas

caught lying again

Posted by: Hands at October 07, 2019 05:40 PM (786Ro)

431 Democrats are also weighing options to distort the whistleblower's appearance and voice, including through a video camera, audio-only testimony or by placing the person behind a screen, the Post reported.

They're casting for this part already.
========
They can't cover up the stuttering lisp and the jug ears, we'll know . . .

Posted by: can't fool us morons at October 07, 2019 05:40 PM (lTPRw)

432 Trump is stepping on his dick in Syria. Well, that and his ridiculous Tweet.

Trump club rules:

97: Never assume you know everything PDT does.
piRSquared: Never assume what you think is happening is actually happening.

1 (is made up of pieces of 11ty): If you don't like a Trump Tweet it wasn't meant for you.

Posted by: DaveA at October 07, 2019 05:40 PM (FhXTo)

433 422 Well if the Mil forums are freaking out. ..short night
Posted by: A dude in MI at October 07, 2019 05:37 PM (WhTSP)

Mother In Law Forums? trouble!

(yeah, kidding, Vet meself).

Posted by: Don Q at October 07, 2019 05:41 PM (NgKpN)

434 on the other hand, he defeated the computer in A Taste of Armageddon with a phaser.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at October 07, 2019 05:41 PM (XN4C4)

435 421
Landru, Nomad, and Norman.



I might be missing one.


how soon they forget...

Posted by: Dr. Daystrom, creator of M5 at October 07, 2019 05:41 PM (sGtp+)

436 Dammit. I knew there was one more.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at October 07, 2019 05:39 PM (XN4C4)


Jack the Ripper in "Wolf in the Fold."

When it took over the ship's computer, they asked it to compute pi to the last digit.

Posted by: fktheleft at October 07, 2019 05:41 PM (I54dk)

437 Kirk and Star Trek have spoiled us for quick solutions to the eventual robotic AI takeover. What are the odds that any evil genius programmers haven't already seen all these episodes and put in anti-paradox functions?

Posted by: DaveA at October 07, 2019 05:45 PM (FhXTo)

438 The DJIA is up 5.05% from 21 months ago"

Go back 24...


DJIA is up 16.19% from 24 months ago.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 07, 2019 05:45 PM (9t0Zz)

439 BTW, I had a thought last week because of the Greta stuff that maybe the explosion of "spectrum" disorders of the last couple of decades is because political correctness and general leftarded fuckery is short-circuiting the minds of children who are incapable of getting past inconsistencies


My favorite personal theory as to why there is an "explosion" of spectrum disorders is -

yoghurt!

It's already well known that gut flora can affect mental health.

And people are shoveling yoghurt down their babies' gullets as fast as they can these days.

ie., introducing foreign bacteria into their little nubbins' digestive ecosystem while their brain is developing.

How many of these little "Grandma Wilson's Happy Cow All-Natural Yoghurt Circus" companies -

are truly careful about maintaining the absolute purity of their culture?

I'm guessing not many.

Parent loads the kiddo up on some pathogenic bacteria.

Kiddos has mysterious brain inflammation that shows up in some autistic kids.

Viola! Spectrum kid.


No proof at all for this theory. But, I wish someone would check it out.

Maybe by reintroducing and maintaining healthy gut flora in early autistic kids and see if they improve or are cured.

Can't hurt anyway.


Though there does seem to be some genetic component there in some types.

Posted by: naturalfake at October 07, 2019 05:46 PM (XCfh1)

440
Posted by: naturalfake at October 07, 2019 05:46 PM (XCfh1)

Heh. We moved to Korea in the late 1970s when the Army sent my father there. Yakult was a popular treat drink, and they had been touting its probiotic effects for over forty years at that point.

You may be right.

I suspect that the recent "explosion" is due to more people looking into this stuff along with the general acceptance of why-me? victimhood.

All that said, I cannot imagine how much shittier life would have been if I had been exposed regularly to contradictory information from authority figures being presented as absolute truth when I was young.

Posted by: fktheleft at October 07, 2019 06:01 PM (I54dk)

441 Go back to the day he was elected and its up 35%. Not to shabby.
Posted by: WisRich at October 07, 2019 05:33 PM (G0vdT)

And it would be alot more if the dems did not undercut PDT at every turn, especially with china. If the dow is not up more, that ball lies entirely in the court of the dems in congress

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 07, 2019 06:01 PM (cEsBM)

442 Yet poor Tim Pool is SURE there must be something bad about such a low unemployment rate. I'm doubtful there is a cure for Liberalism.

Posted by: piratepatch at October 07, 2019 07:39 PM (JkYOJ)

443 Wasn't it last year some time that rate dropped to something like 3.9 and that was the lowest rate since 1969? How many 1969's are we dealing with here?

Posted by: old5.0 at October 07, 2019 08:44 PM (/S2XN)

444 So when can we stop paying people to not work?

Posted by: rechill at October 08, 2019 07:45 AM (lYLWl)

445 Nikki Haley ran for SC Governor as an anti-establishment candidate. She defeated the anointed establishment GOP candidate in the primary. The Republican establishment resented and resisted her. The people loved her. Sound familiar? Haley's no fool. She may criticize Trump on some points, but he gave her the position she needed to gain foreign policy cred and the opportunity to shine in the national spotlight to be a viable candidate for Pres in 24.

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