The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

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This is what I wrote to Chick-fil-A about their recent about-face and their patently offensive support -- no matter how small or indirectly given -- of the SPLC.

I frequented your restaurants primarily because of your refreshing attitude toward the all-too-common tendency among American corporations to bend the knee to the progressive mindset and pressure. Unfortunately your recent actions have made me rethink my patronage. I will no longer spend any money at any of your restaurants until you revisit your offensive rejection of some of the finest charitable organizations in the country, and actively reject your recent support for organizations such as SPLC. As has been pointed out in many places, Popeye's has an excellent chicken sandwich.
I am not a significant consumer of fast food, so this will have little effect on their bottom line. But I do not rely on fast food for my gustatory pleasures and needs, so this will have no effect on me either.

What troubles me is the reversion to the corporate mean, which more and more seems like a pale reflection of a discussion about "How Things Should Work" during a class section of Sociology 212: Progressive Theory in Corporate America.

And...the experience in their restaurants is uniformly better than any other major chain, with polite employees, spotless restaurants and speedy service. The big question is whether it is the obviously eroding religiosity (dumping the Salvation Army is a tell) and conservative ethics of the corporate culture that drives the company's excellence?

Because if that is the case, then it is only a matter of time before we see bums in their bathrooms, Sunday specials of ersatz chicken on a gluten-free bun, and further grovelling to the pinch-faced scolds of the Left and the angry soldiers of the professional homosexual movement.

By the way, the answer I got (it was prompt...I'll give them that) was a masterpiece of corporate bullshit, coupled with the obvious and uncomfortable fact that it was generated automatically, and that no human read my note. It's below the fold if anyone wants to wade through the crap.

Hi XXXXXX,

Thank you for reaching out to us. We know you care a lot about Chick-fil-A and the work of the Chick-fil-A Foundation – and we truly value your feedback and appreciate you’re taking the time to share with us. Please know that you have been heard.

The mission of the Chick-fil-A Foundation is to nourish the potential in every child. For more information on the Chick-fil-A Foundation’s giving, we strongly encourage you to read our announcement directly from us here: chick-fil-a.com/2020foundation

As you will see, the Chick-fil-A Foundation announced that in 2020 it will focus its giving to address three critical needs facing children: education, homelessness and hunger. In 2020, the Chick-fil-A Foundation will partner with Junior Achievement USA, Covenant House International, and more than 120 local food banks in the communities where Chick-fil-A opens new restaurants. Moving forward, the Chick-fil-A Foundation will reassess philanthropic partnerships annually rather than make multiyear commitments. All organizations – faith-based and non-faith-based—will be considered for future partnerships.

You can also visit chick-fil-afoundation.org to learn more about our refined giving approach and how we will work with our 2020 partners to help all children reach their potential.

Thank you again for taking the time to share your comments and concerns with us. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you in one of our restaurants soon.

Customer Service Team
Chick-fil-A, Inc.

Posted by: CBD at 11:00 AM




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1 Huh?

Posted by: Actually inside the beltway at December 03, 2019 11:04 AM (fMhOl)

2 new content

Posted by: FrodoB,
hobbits don't wear socks at December 03, 2019 11:04 AM (BQAo9)

3 In early on this one!

Posted by: doof at December 03, 2019 11:05 AM (olgDX)

4 corgis called

Posted by: FrodoB,
hobbits don't wear socks at December 03, 2019 11:05 AM (BQAo9)

5 Looks like they said " blow it out yer ass".

Posted by: BignJames at December 03, 2019 11:05 AM (X/Pw5)

6 Sad!

Posted by: Legion of Boom at December 03, 2019 11:05 AM (wHXxW)

7 not first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at December 03, 2019 11:05 AM (q80AH)

8 three critical needs facing children: education, homelessness and
hunger. In 2020, the Chick-fil-A Foundation will partner with Junior
Achievement USA,


***

Looking at the school children waddling out of the public schools I drive by I'm not sure I agree with #3 in this list...

Posted by: 18-1 at December 03, 2019 11:05 AM (WdocV)

9 Dammit, read the content. I'll never learn.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at December 03, 2019 11:06 AM (muI26)

10 I wonder how much influence the individual franchise owners have? Like, what if they told Corporate "Your policies are ruining my profitability"?

Posted by: Emmie at December 03, 2019 11:07 AM (87gB3)

11 hiya

Posted by: JT at December 03, 2019 11:08 AM (arJlL)

12 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at December 03, 2019 11:08 AM (Zz0t1)

13 I did go to Chic Fil A every so often and I've stopped.


Yes their food is better then their competitors, but they are now giving money to the people that want to send me to the Happy Fun Camps so F*CK THEM.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 03, 2019 11:08 AM (WdocV)

14 Willowed:

Holy fuck......

News is reporting that Cornyn in TX would be BEAT HANDILY by Beta HispaMick and they're urging beta to run......

How many failures does it take to get a lib to go the fuck away?
Posted by: Sponge at December 03, 2019 11:06 AM (Zz0t1)

Posted by: Sponge at December 03, 2019 11:08 AM (Zz0t1)

15 Boobs.

Chicken boobs, but I'll take what I can get.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 03, 2019 11:08 AM (bcbK8)

16 I got the same auto-generated response to my comments to them.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes - the Housekeeper at December 03, 2019 11:09 AM (IttZ7)

17 hola chamucos y chamucas

Posted by: Jasper Moore at December 03, 2019 11:09 AM (B+t5k)

18 That looks like the worthless form email from Rob Portman after I complained about his attempts to interfere with funding of the Wall.

Posted by: Captain Hate at December 03, 2019 11:09 AM (y7DUB)

19 Mildly disappointing but I'll get over it.

Posted by: Guzalot at December 03, 2019 11:09 AM (prSvo)

20 I wonder how much influence the individual franchise owners have? Like, what if they told Corporate "Your policies are ruining my profitability"?

Posted by: Emmie at December 03, 2019 11:07 AM (87gB3)

Please feel free to sell your franchise.

Posted by: BignJames at December 03, 2019 11:09 AM (X/Pw5)

21 Still can't stand Chick fil A's crappy chix sandwiches. Horrible things.
Almost as bad as okra on a bun.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 03, 2019 11:09 AM (axyOa)

22 OK then... packed lunch it is. As in six pack. and not abs either.

Posted by: henry at December 03, 2019 11:09 AM (JMDly)

23 >>>Hi XXXXXX,


It is been better if they actually leave the Xs there.

Posted by: Roy at December 03, 2019 11:10 AM (+imMG)

24 Response was,

Yes, we heard you, we just don't care.

Posted by: Don Quixote at December 03, 2019 11:10 AM (NgKpN)

25 Observation:

The week the news came out about the change in charitable giving, I heard Chick-Fil-A radio ads for the first and only time ever. They ran for a few days and I haven't heard any more since then.

Posted by: Emmie at December 03, 2019 11:11 AM (87gB3)

26 I wonder how much influence the individual franchise
owners have? Like, what if they told Corporate "Your policies are
ruining my profitability"?


Posted by: Emmie at December 03, 2019 11:07 AM

---

They don't really own their stores. Chic fil a sells them a franchise but they retain ownership on the store, inventory and menu.


They are not like other fast food restaurants.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at December 03, 2019 11:11 AM (JUOKG)

27 flt:
385 376 Holy fuck......

News is reporting that Cornyn in TX would be BEAT HANDILY by Beta HispaMick and they're urging beta to run......

How many failures does it take to get a lib to go the fuck away?
Posted by: Sponge at December 03, 2019 11:06 AM (Zz0t1)

LOL I saw that. Dems whipped up a fake poll because they want Beto to run, because without him they only got a sad sack collection of nobodies with no money to run against Cornyn.

But they're all hiding from the fact that Beto is politically dead in Texas - all any campaign against him from now on needs to be is constant clips of Beto saying he's going to send federal agents door to door to confiscate everyone's guns. Oh, and legally persecute any church that won't perform gay marriages.

The only way Beto comes in is if some other millionaire kicks in a huge payment for it to happen, but I doubt that happens.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 03, 2019 11:11 AM (Kpl3J)

28 I just looked at my Chick Fil A Red points.

I'm red status to Aug 2021.

13,738 points

Guess I'll be eating a lot of free CFA then kissing them goodbye.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at December 03, 2019 11:11 AM (qSCcj)

29 B-but, the children!

Posted by: clutch cargo at December 03, 2019 11:12 AM (Z1ykJ)

30
Dining at Chick-fil-A was purely discretionary spending on my part. I am choosing to be more discrete.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 03, 2019 11:12 AM (pNxlR)

31 All I ask is just don't piss on me and tell me it's raining. At least Nike tells me upfront they are American hating commies taking advantage of the capitalist system.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 03, 2019 11:12 AM (ZLlh9)

32 25 I guess I mention that as a sign they knew there would be backlash and they were trying to mitigate that by ramping up their advertising.

Posted by: Emmie at December 03, 2019 11:12 AM (87gB3)

33 Infiltration by the indoctrinated once again strikes. I blame the CFA board of directors, hiring these millenials who will stomp on profit to give the appearance of "woke".

Posted by: bill in arkansas at December 03, 2019 11:12 AM (C1Lsn)

34 I haven't ever been to a Chik-Fil-A. I just don't do fast food very often.
Decided I will be doubling my regular $5 Salvation Army Kettle contributions to $10. I KNOW that they do good work.

Posted by: Nancy at 7000 ft at December 03, 2019 11:12 AM (0tmoY)

35 Hi XXXXX:
We now have your email and have located your physical position utilizing our AI software. Our team of SJW "Kapos" will soon be there to help you in your resettlement.

Customer Service Team
Chick-fil-A, Inc.

Posted by: Archer at December 03, 2019 11:13 AM (gmo/4)

36 News is reporting that Cornyn in TX would be BEAT HANDILY by Beta HispaMick and they're urging beta to run......

Posted by: Sponge


Praying he runs and wins. I'll take the enemy that tries to stab me in the front than the "friend" that slips the shiv in the back.

Fuck Cornyn.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 03, 2019 11:13 AM (ZOlfu)

37 Fucking corporate nonspeak.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at December 03, 2019 11:13 AM (J+mig)

38 Fuck Chik-B-Tra.

Posted by: Brother Cavil
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at December 03, 2019 11:13 AM (Rvlwi)

39 How many failures does it take to get a lib to go the fuck away? 
Posted by: Sponge at December 03, 2019 11:06 AM (Zz0t1) 


Uhhh

3?

Posted by: Hillary and Beto at December 03, 2019 11:14 AM (6A9Kg)

40 Another thing in the Texas Senate race - although it pains us conservatives to say it, Cornyn is actually a bit more popular with Texas voters than Cruz is. Cornyn should get +/- 60 points on election day, no matter what the fake polls say before then.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 03, 2019 11:14 AM (Kpl3J)

41 Poor chickens, always on the receiving end.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at December 03, 2019 11:14 AM (RD7QR)

42 They really don't care about feedback, and they really don't care about the bottom line so much. Dick's and Gillette just doubled down on woke even after millions of losses.

Meh, you're better off with less fast food in your life.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at December 03, 2019 11:14 AM (O7MnT)

43 i don't think they'll like where this leads

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 03, 2019 11:14 AM (E+OcO)

44 How many failures does it take to get a lib to go the fuck away?
Posted by: Sponge at December 03, 2019 11:06 AM (Zz0t1


Jokes on you. Libs never fail, the world fails libs.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at December 03, 2019 11:15 AM (KUaJL)

45 35
Hi XXXXX:
We now have your email and have located your physical
position utilizing our AI software. Our team of SJW "Kapos" will soon be
there to help you in your resettlement.

Customer Service Team

Chick-fil-A, Inc.

Posted by: Archer at December 03, 2019 11:13 AM (gmo/4)



Well, if any cows with opposable thumbs show up at my door and feel sporty....

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes - the Housekeeper at December 03, 2019 11:15 AM (IttZ7)

46 I see I've procrastinated to the point where I've seen Chik-Fil-A go from favored to disfavored. I still haven't been there. I'm not a big fast food person.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 03, 2019 11:15 AM (vN4+Q)

47 One key problem here is that Wokecrats get hired at a company, damage it, and then get paid *more* to go ruin the next company.


Since they don't pay a price personally, why wouldn't they keep doing it?

Posted by: 18-1 at December 03, 2019 11:15 AM (WdocV)

48 A Beto - Cornyn dust up would be a battle of the most punchable faces in politics! You wouldn't know who to deck first.

Posted by: Boswell at December 03, 2019 11:15 AM (32YRo)

49 Anecdote - my wife's Lib friends refuse to eat CFA.

So not sure where CFA thinks this will lead.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at December 03, 2019 11:15 AM (qSCcj)

50 CFA got a lot of "social credit" from pretending to stand up against the SJW bullies ... now we find they not only backed down, but are funding the commie bastards.


Can they keep the "Christian" virtues in their stores, and maintain sales growth? maybe, idk. But they got a boost from pretending to be the Christian standout against the Corporate PC madness, while becoming turncoats in practice (on the funding side at least).


The crazy part is that the original attacks were based on the CEOs beliefs outside of his corporate life. Same when the Mozilla CEO got taken out for not being "WOKE" ... and it seems likely that Soros is one of the main funders/drivers of the Antifa style groups constantly on the attack.

Posted by: illiniwek at December 03, 2019 11:15 AM (Cus5s)

51 The democrats are panicking. They are going to hold the committee vote on impeachment before they release the report to the public.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at December 03, 2019 11:15 AM (JUOKG)

52 Nice rant, CBD. Yes, that letter intentionally misses the point.

Wasn't Chik-fil-A initially targeted because the founders/owners **private** donations to pro-marriage group(s)?

I know that, big picture, they are hated because they are unabashedly Christian. There is no pleasing the mob. However, I would bet the CFA Foundation's donations have been Lefty for a while, since this is not the entity that caused the LGBTQ outrage in the first place.

Still sucks, but it is an important distinction that makes their outrage even more petty, since who TF are they to micro-manage how a business owner spends their own dang money?

Posted by: Lizzy at December 03, 2019 11:16 AM (bDqIh)

53 The link to 1000Bulbs.com was invaluable; thanks to whoever posted that in the last thread. I have a small stash of the 3-way incandescent bulbs in a cabinet, but I need more.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 03, 2019 11:16 AM (Ejm1K)

54

Giving money to the SPLC. It's for the chirren

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 03, 2019 11:16 AM (mpeBU)

55 37
Fucking corporate nonspeak.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at December 03, 2019 11:13 AM (J+mig)

They speak USD. Give them the silent treatment.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 03, 2019 11:17 AM (1CjJc)

56
three critical needs facing children: education, homelessness and hunger. In 2020, the Chick-fil-A Foundation will partner with Junior
Achievement USA,


***

Looking at the school children waddling out of the public schools I drive by I'm not sure I agree with #3 in this list...
Posted by: 18-1 at December 03, 2019 11:05 AM (WdocV)







The fucking commies that run the education system in this country have destroyed it.

The only homeless children in the US are the ones abandoned by their worthless shit-heel drug addict or illegal alien parents.

And the Mr Potato Head kids got that way because of the stupid commie-run US government dietary guidelines, parents that don't care, and a planned campaign to eliminate physical play for children. I swear, you have to wrap kids in heavy duty bubble wrap before they'll be allowed outside for recess anymore.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 03, 2019 11:17 AM (kw0bd)

57 >>The democrats are panicking. They are going to hold the committee vote
on impeachment before they release the report to the public.

Riiiiight. Like that report will ever be released if that is how they do this.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 03, 2019 11:17 AM (bDqIh)

58
Praying he runs and wins. I'll take the enemy that tries to stab me in the front than the "friend" that slips the shiv in the back.

Fuck Cornyn.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 03, 2019 11:13 AM (ZOlfu)


I would rather have Cornyn primaried (or investigated) than have Beta in office.

I'm just not willing to fuck myself to say fuck you to anyone else. I'm not there yet.

Posted by: Sponge at December 03, 2019 11:17 AM (Zz0t1)

59 44 How many failures does it take to get a lib to go the fuck away?
Posted by: Sponge at December 03, 2019 11:06 AM (Zz0t1


Jokes on you. Libs never fail, the world fails libs.



As Obama was oh so fond of reminding us. We disappointed the Beloved god king frequently.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 03, 2019 11:17 AM (vN4+Q)

60 I think the Overton window of corporate culture has shifted too far for us to now have much effect.

"Get woke, go broke" is a fun pithy phrase, but the more companies that do it, the easier it is for other companies to follow because the list of boycott sites becomes too large to maintain.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at December 03, 2019 11:18 AM (KUaJL)

61 I recall a classmate in grade school (maybe 5th or 6th grade) who wrote fan letters to The Osmonds and noticed that the reply letters all looked suspiciously similar. So she wrote another letter containing scathing comments about their music and appearance. And, yup, the form letter reply gave us all a good laugh. The CFA letter makes it clear that corporate PR hasn't advanced much in all those years.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at December 03, 2019 11:18 AM (qc+VF)

62 News is reporting that Cornyn in TX would be BEAT HANDILY by Beta HispaMick and they're urging beta to run......



How many failures does it take to get a lib to go the fuck away?


Cornyn is THE classic RINO, however even a RINO is way better than a Communist Criminal.

The only way the Air Dancer beats Cornyn if the Gimmedats rig the voting machines, which I absolutely do not put past them to do.

Posted by: An Observation at December 03, 2019 11:18 AM (udyhR)

63 The link to 1000Bulbs.com was invaluable; thanks to whoever posted that in the last thread. I have a small stash of the 3-way incandescent bulbs in a cabinet, but I need more.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 03, 2019 11:16 AM (Ejm1K)


You're welcome.

I help where I can.

Posted by: Sponge at December 03, 2019 11:18 AM (Zz0t1)

64 Clearly the response from CFA was "Go away, kid, don't bother us."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 03, 2019 11:18 AM (Ejm1K)

65 Posted by: rickb223 at December 03, 2019 11:13 AM

Sorry but I'd vote for anyone besides Beto.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 03, 2019 11:18 AM (ZLlh9)

66 Don't know a lot about fast food stores, but yesterday I went to DD for coffee. Right across the street is a Starbucks. I had a real choice and picked DD, not wanting anyone writing on the paper cut some stupid thing I don't care about...Plus I probably saved a buck.

Posted by: Colin at December 03, 2019 11:18 AM (AYhwO)

67 49 Anecdote - my wife's Lib friends refuse to eat CFA.

So not sure where CFA thinks this will lead.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at December 03, 2019 11:15 AM (qSCcj)

They imagined replacing all of us icky Christians who built them an empire with Starbucks and Whole Foods customers - the same people that hate their guts and want them destroyed.

The ingrates are in for some harsh lessons in loyalty.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at December 03, 2019 11:18 AM (J+mig)

68 Reminds me of incident in the railroads in the early 20th century. A passenger wrote a letter complaining that his sleeper car was infected with bedbugs. He received a letter back apologizing and informing that they had fumigated all sleeper cars so such a thing could not happen again. Unfortunately, the envelope also included the original letter of complaint upon which someone had written, "Send the son of a bitch the bedbug letter."

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 03, 2019 11:18 AM (+y/Ru)

69 Yeah, I waited for 30 minutes on hold to talk to a customer service agent two weeks ago. I knew that emails would get a canned response. Of course, the customer service rep also tried giving a canned response, but I was able to (politely) explain that I can tell the difference between polished PR statements and the truth in the remarks of the Chick-Fil-A president.

I won't see that my family is an absolute boycott, because sometimes we're out and need a spot to get some food and the littles to burn off some energy. However, as far as we're concerned, Chick-Fil-A is now on par with any other fast food restaurant. We won't be making any special effort or go out of the way to patronize them.

Posted by: Virginia SoCon at December 03, 2019 11:19 AM (+/C3g)

70 Chik-fil-a. Mediocre, and those fries blow donkey nethers.

Culver's, man.

Posted by: Boxx Culvert, Man about Town at December 03, 2019 11:19 AM (wmfhQ)

71 We just need to take a page from the progs and start getting their stores shut down.

Posted by: Southdakotaconservative at December 03, 2019 11:20 AM (e0Llf)

72 can't Beto move to NYC or something, I'm sure he would be a hit with the voters, and be elected for something.

Posted by: Colin at December 03, 2019 11:20 AM (AYhwO)

73 Don't know a lot about fast food stores, but yesterday I went to DD for coffee. Right across the street is a Starbucks. I had a real choice and picked DD, not wanting anyone writing on the paper cut some stupid thing I don't care about...Plus I probably saved a buck.
Posted by: Colin at December 03, 2019 11:18 AM (AYhwO)


And DD's coffee is just plain better.

Wise choice.

Posted by: Sponge at December 03, 2019 11:20 AM (Zz0t1)

74 I would rather have Cornyn primaried (or investigated) than have Beta in office.

I'm just not willing to fuck myself to say fuck you to anyone else. I'm not there yet.
Posted by: Sponge


I would too. But if another anti gun vote/bill comes up, I'd rather not have that cocksucker voting for it.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 03, 2019 11:20 AM (ZOlfu)

75 60 I think the Overton window of corporate culture has shifted too far for us to now have much effect.

"Get woke, go broke" is a fun pithy phrase, but the more companies that do it, the easier it is for other companies to follow because the list of boycott sites becomes too large to maintain.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at December 03, 2019 11:18 AM (KUaJL)

The new corporate culture: Overcharge so you can support a parasitic charity department to further leftist political causes.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at December 03, 2019 11:20 AM (J+mig)

76 We used to spend maybe $125 a month with CFA. Once a week a $40ish trip.

Not anymore.

Posted by: blaster at December 03, 2019 11:20 AM (9VeU0)

77 63 The link to 1000Bulbs.com was invaluable; thanks to whoever posted that in the last thread. I have a small stash of the 3-way incandescent bulbs in a cabinet, but I need more.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 03, 2019 11:16 AM (Ejm1K)

You're welcome.

I help where I can.
Posted by: Sponge at December 03, 2019


*
*

Thank you, sir. I've wondered for a while where I could order the little buggers from. Of course, my floor lamp also needs a new socket; all it will display now is the 100-watt or middle level of the 3-way bulb in it. I've changed sockets before, but never on a tall floor lamp.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 03, 2019 11:21 AM (Ejm1K)

78 I'm just not willing to fuck myself to say fuck you to anyone else. I'm not there yet.
Posted by: Sponge at December 03, 2019 11:17 AM (Zz0t1)

Nope, that's NeverTrumper thinking there. It's silly.

now I do understand its fun to vent and rant on the internet, people say a lot of foolish things here. Cornyn isn't great, but he's not a Jeff Flake either, and he's certainly not a Sheldon Whitehouse. It would be nice to do better, but there's no realistic challenger to him inside the Texas GOP today, and he's still better than any Dem.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 03, 2019 11:21 AM (Kpl3J)

79 Walk in, ask to speak to the manager, give the manager your letter, ask that it be shared with his or her manager, quickly explain that you are done with them and so is your entire family, all your like-minded friends, and that you are loudly denouncing them at the place you work with 3,000 employees.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at December 03, 2019 11:21 AM (+fPHo)

80
I got a "holiday" card from an investment company. The card just states all the lefty groups the company donates to. Pass on investing with them

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 03, 2019 11:22 AM (mpeBU)

81 Posted by: illiniwek at December 03, 2019 11:15 AM (Cus5s)

Illiniwek, I do not think their original Christian/healthy/sane values stance was pretense. I think it's just that the company has lost their original vision.

Posted by: Emmie at December 03, 2019 11:22 AM (87gB3)

82 72 can't Beto move to NYC or something, I'm sure he would be a hit with the voters, and be elected for something.
Posted by: Colin at December 03, 2019 11:20 AM (AYhwO)

I do think he'll move to New York, that's where his daddy-in-law's money is. I don't think he'll ever hold elective public office again, no matter where he goes. He done shot his wad.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 03, 2019 11:23 AM (Kpl3J)

83 What pisses me off.

Well, one of the things:

CFA is, frankly, one of the very few places here where I can get a decent meal served by friendly and efficient people for whom English is their first language. I know a couple of the kids working there as classmates of my oldest.

Yeah. High schoolers working part time. My kid expressed interest in working there, like his dad who worked at McD's in high school to pay for his car.

Now. Nope. Assholes.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at December 03, 2019 11:23 AM (qSCcj)

84 can't Beto move to NYC or something, I'm sure he would be a hit with the voters, and be elected for something.
Posted by: Colin at December 03, 2019 11:20 AM (AYhwO)


They need Blue's in Red states. If Beta wins in Texas, Texas is solid purple. The more Californians move here (over 200 a day into DFW), the more chance it turns blue.

Posted by: Sponge at December 03, 2019 11:23 AM (Zz0t1)

85 I read where Dick's had a sales record last quarter. Boycotts don't really do much I guess.

Posted by: Colin at December 03, 2019 11:24 AM (AYhwO)

86 OT: Brennah Black on Instagram.

You're welcome. Thank The Chive.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 03, 2019 11:24 AM (bcbK8)

87 One central belief of the left is that you need to complete control the culture preciously so that people aren't able to opt out of the latest leftist fads - this is why absorbing Chic Fil A and Mozilla were so important.

As Glenn Reynolds says, "you will be made to care."

Posted by: 18-1 at December 03, 2019 11:24 AM (WdocV)

88 The new corporate culture: Overcharge so you can support a parasitic charity department to further leftist political causes.
Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at December 03, 2019 11:20 AM (J+mig)

We'll move to China, and make it up in volume!

Posted by: Big Tech at December 03, 2019 11:24 AM (NgKpN)

89 It would be nice to do better, but there's no realistic challenger to him inside the Texas GOP today, and he's still better than any Dem.

Posted by: Tom Servo

Agree - just a shame that Cruz is the best conservative you get out of a red state like Texas - but Cornyn is pretty good at getting elected, and Ted just sucks at getting people to vote for him - so there's that.

Posted by: Boswell at December 03, 2019 11:24 AM (32YRo)

90 i can't boycott a place i've never been in.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 03, 2019 11:25 AM (KP5rU)

91 Please tell me we haven't pinned the hopes of the nation on a chicken sandwich.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 03, 2019 11:25 AM (m45I2)

92 "one of the very few places here where I can get a decent meal served by friendly and efficient people for whom English is their first language. I know a couple of the kids working there as classmates of my oldest."

Yup, that's Culver's.

Plus delicious frozen custard.

Posted by: Boxx Culvert, Man about Town at December 03, 2019 11:25 AM (wmfhQ)

93 Thank you, sir. I've wondered for a while where I could order the little buggers from. Of course, my floor lamp also needs a new socket; all it will display now is the 100-watt or middle level of the 3-way bulb in it. I've changed sockets before, but never on a tall floor lamp.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 03, 2019 11:21 AM (Ejm1K)


My pleasure.

I will say, they've come a LONG WAY with the LED bulbs. I've got some 60w equivalents that are dimmable all over the house and I really like them. I've not looked for 3 way LED's, but if they last as long as they're supposed to, I'll convert the whole house at some point. I'm OK with the extra cost, which really isn't that much now.

Posted by: Sponge at December 03, 2019 11:25 AM (Zz0t1)

94 "Schiff's committee will vote the report out tonight. It will go to Nadler's committee which has already drawn up a bill of impeachment, but it is not yet finalized."

-
Compare and contrast. Back when Slick Willie was being impeached, we were told by expert, media and Donks that not all crimes were "high crimes and misdemeanors" and that a little witness tampering, obstruction of justice and rape wasn't a "high" crime. Now the same fine folks who told us that are telling us, "Crime? We don't need no stinkin' crime!"

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 03, 2019 11:25 AM (+y/Ru)

95 62 News is reporting that Cornyn in TX would be BEAT HANDILY by Beta HispaMick and they're urging beta to run......


I don't understand the appeal of goofy-looking, weirdo loser Robert Francis O'Rourke, the dork.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at December 03, 2019 11:26 AM (Uu+Jp)

96 I read where Dick's had a sales record last quarter. Boycotts don't really do much I guess.
Posted by: Colin at December 03, 2019 11:24 AM (AYhwO)


Links or it didn't happen. Dick's has been hurting, badly. A sales record seems ... unlikely.

Posted by: DR.WTF at December 03, 2019 11:26 AM (aS1PU)

97 They don't really own their stores. Chic fil a sells them a franchise but they retain ownership on the store, inventory and menu.

They are not like other fast food restaurants.
Posted by: Mr. Scott

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Correct. This is much of the reason my son and I quit pursuing a CFA franchise.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 03, 2019 11:26 AM (Y4EXg)

98 now I do understand its fun to vent and rant on the internet, people say a lot of foolish things here. Cornyn isn't great, but he's not a Jeff Flake either, and he's certainly not a Sheldon Whitehouse.
Posted by: Tom Servo


Until he opens his mouth about gun control and red flag laws. Which gives state dems cover to broach the subject here at home.

"Even our state senator agrees with us!"

Yeah. Fuck Cornyn.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 03, 2019 11:26 AM (ZOlfu)

99 Maybe Dan Cathy is being held hostage, in a basement, in Delaware. The Bidens still have connections.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at December 03, 2019 11:26 AM (C1Lsn)

100 Pleese come bak!

Posted by: The Cows at December 03, 2019 11:26 AM (q1Pj5)

101 81 Posted by: illiniwek at December 03, 2019 11:15 AM (Cus5s)

Illiniwek, I do not think their original Christian/healthy/sane values stance was pretense. I think it's just that the company has lost their original vision.
Posted by: Emmie at December 03, 2019 11:22 AM (87gB3)

Yup, get too big? and you loose control.

With Boards of Directors and a Large Corporate Staff? You don't really run the company anymore, even if you supposedly own it.

Posted by: Big Tech at December 03, 2019 11:27 AM (NgKpN)

102 Sigh. Back to work.

4 more days...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 03, 2019 11:27 AM (bcbK8)

103 I read where Dick's had a sales record last quarter. Boycotts don't really do much I guess.
Posted by: Colin at December 03, 2019 11:24 AM (AYhwO)


And Nike's stock continues to outpace itself.

The liberal money machine is in hyperdrive, I think.

I have not set foot in Dick's, especially the one here in my town that started the whole thing by denying the sale of an already paid for AR-15.

Posted by: Sponge at December 03, 2019 11:27 AM (Zz0t1)

104 I seem to recall Cornyn on the radio years ago bitching that the "assault weapon" ban was allowed to sunset.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at December 03, 2019 11:27 AM (qSCcj)

105 They need Blue's in Red states. If Beta wins in Texas, Texas is solid purple. The more Californians move here (over 200 a day into DFW), the more chance it turns blue.
Posted by: Sponge


Pro tip: Kali lost 660 companies last year. Guess where most moved to.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 03, 2019 11:28 AM (ZOlfu)

106 I don't eat at Burger King since it encouraged people to use their milkshakes to attack right-leaning people.

I don't eat at Chik-Fil-A because their food sucks. Now I have no reason to see if it's improved.

Posted by: windbag at December 03, 2019 11:28 AM (UdxnN)

107
Please tell me we haven't pinned the hopes of the nation on a chicken sandwich.
Posted by: Muldoon


Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you?
Woo woo woo

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 03, 2019 11:28 AM (aKsyK)

108 Election 2024: TX goes blue. You heard it here first.

Posted by: Sooner at December 03, 2019 11:28 AM (Fs5vw)

109 I thought it was pretty well established that any organization that was not explicitly right wing will, eventually, drift left. I see CfA as no exception.

I admit that part of my initial attraction to CfA is that they pissed-off all the right people. Now however, I continue to go (infrequently, like maybe 1x per week) because they serve a good chicken sandwich at a reasonable price and the people behind the counter at least act like they don't hate me.

Until that changes I'll keep giving them my infrequent business.

Posted by: docj at December 03, 2019 11:28 AM (NYS7S)

110 86 OT: Brennah Black on Instagram.

You're welcome. Thank The Chive.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 03, 2019 11:24 AM (bcbK

There are some, um, livelier pictures upon unfiltered Internet search.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 03, 2019 11:28 AM (NWiLs)

111 visit chick-fil-afoundation.org to learn more about our refined giving
approach and how we will work with our 2020 partners to help all
children reach their potential.


reach their potential seems pretty much leftist code for tranny mutilation, and refined means no more icky Christians.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 03, 2019 11:29 AM (r+sAi)

112 Until he opens his mouth about gun control and red flag laws. Which gives state dems cover to broach the subject here at home."

Remember, the Texas Legislature isn't even going to meet again until 2021. So, talk is cheap and easy.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 03, 2019 11:29 AM (Kpl3J)

113 I used to go out of my way to go to Chik-fil-A for lunch. It's the farthest fast food joint from my workplace (other than Burger King, which, no).

And traffic around it is always hosed.

Yeah, no. Not dealin' with that anymore.

Posted by: Brother Cavil
Your ad here! 1-800-MORON-AD
at December 03, 2019 11:29 AM (Rvlwi)

114 The Babylon Bee has been roasting CFA the last few weeks. Here are a few of the headlines (and the stories are just as good, if not better).

Chick-Fil-A Outsources Food Production to McDonald's

Chick-Fil-A Replaces Cow Mascot With Golden Calf

Lemonade Turns to Blood at Chick-Fil-A Locations Across Country

Chick-Fil-A Trades Adoring Christian Fans for Outraged Mob That Won't Be Appeased Until Their Every Demand Is Met


Unfortunately, I think the last headline isn't satire at all.



Posted by: Virginia SoCon at December 03, 2019 11:29 AM (+/C3g)

115 Election 2024: TX goes blue. You heard it here first.

Posted by: Sooner

Naw - we "here" it all the time from Lib meatbags...not happening.

Posted by: Boswell at December 03, 2019 11:30 AM (32YRo)

116
I never thought CFA's chicken was all that. Decent, probably a cut above the average fast food sammich. A SMALL cut.

But the friendly service/cleanliness thing was huge. I hate going into a fast food place where the barely literate douchecanoe behind the register acts like you're being so unreasonable in making them take your order.

In-N-Out has the same kind of service/cleanliness ethic, and they're generally conservative. The burgers are a damn sight better than CFA's chicken.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 03, 2019 11:30 AM (kw0bd)

117 Oscar's Otter Haus and Sandwich Shoppe!

Get your franchises right here!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at December 03, 2019 11:30 AM (axyOa)

118 I changed most all of my lights to LED. In the basement I took apart the florescent fixtures, took out the ballast, and simply wired the LED tubes for the right voltage. Simple wiring, and so far so good.

Posted by: Colin at December 03, 2019 11:30 AM (AYhwO)

119 >>"Get woke, go broke" is a fun pithy phrase, but the more companies that
do it, the easier it is for other companies to follow because the list
of boycott sites becomes too large to maintain.



No matter what, the Left wins, because they destroy something we love.

If we boycott, we lose what we want.

If we accept it, the institution has been irreparably changed and it is no longer an enjoyable experience.

See: Boy Scouts, NFL

Posted by: Lizzy at December 03, 2019 11:31 AM (bDqIh)

120 I got a "holiday" card from an investment company. The card just states all the lefty groups the company donates to. Pass on investing with them

Its like halal/kosher meat. There is a significant group of people who will not eat unlawful/treif meat, but hardly no meat eaters who won't eat halal/kosher meat.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 03, 2019 11:31 AM (lD3vL)

121 Sadly, no In N Out in NoVA, and I'm not moving back to CA.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at December 03, 2019 11:31 AM (qSCcj)

122 "three critical needs facing children: education, homelessness and hunger."

Do they think we haven't had this kind of bullshit crammed down our throats for the last 50 years? I think a more critical need facing children these days is some sense of morality and purpose.

Posted by: Chris M at December 03, 2019 11:31 AM (eAZVt)

123 There are some, um, livelier pictures upon unfiltered Internet search.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 03, 2019 11:28 AM (NWiLs)


Looks like someone shoved some 14" softballs in there.

Posted by: Sponge at December 03, 2019 11:31 AM (Zz0t1)

124 Over at c-span, they're covering Biden campaign event. Ah boy, Joe really knows how to pack them in. Small hall with maybe 300 mostly older people watching.

Should be a barn burner. No Malarkey!

Posted by: WisRich at December 03, 2019 11:32 AM (G0vdT)

125 See: Boy Scouts, NFL

We now call them "Scouting Boys".

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 03, 2019 11:32 AM (lD3vL)

126 Election 2024: TX goes blue. You heard it here first.

Posted by: Sooner

If TX goes "blue" the donks won't need it because they will have already flipped FL, PA, and probably NC. The Donks will then push to ban the electoral college through legislative fiat, which will be held as constitutional by CJ John "It's a tax!" Roberts, and the candle will be lit.

Posted by: docj at December 03, 2019 11:32 AM (NYS7S)

127
Chick-Fil-A Trades Adoring Christian Fans for Outraged Mob That Won't Be Appeased Until Their Every Demand Is Met


Unfortunately, I think the last headline isn't satire at all.



Its not. Some homo activist group has already said as much. The Grievance cult are never satisfied.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 03, 2019 11:33 AM (vN4+Q)

128 So dumping the Salvation Army it was "for the children" OK then.

I see they also used the "potential" marker that is a marker this is all leftist BS, even if they don't know it yet. Nobody will be helped much, if at all, but lots of salaries paid.

Posted by: Ripley at December 03, 2019 11:33 AM (MxEKc)

129 I've never eaten at CFA and probably never will, mostly because I rarely eat fast food, but also because of accessibility.
There is one at the Calgary Airport but it's outside the secure area and when I travel all I want to do is get through security. And then, but only then, do I think about getting something to eat.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at December 03, 2019 11:33 AM (Uu+Jp)

130 Do they think we haven't had this kind of bullshit crammed down our throats for the last 50 years? I think a more critical need facing children these days is some sense of morality and purpose.

...also Dads. they need present fathers

Posted by: BlackOrchid at December 03, 2019 11:33 AM (Rarvo)

131 If Texas goes blue it won't be because of Texans.

On that note Charles Schwab moving from San Fran to Dallas. The locust are coming.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 03, 2019 11:33 AM (ZLlh9)

132 108 Election 2024: TX goes blue. You heard it here first.
Posted by: Sooner at December 03, 2019 11:28 AM (Fs5vw)

This is like those old predictions by Jeane Dixon, right? She would make a whole bunch of stupid predictions way in advance that no one would ever remember and call her on, but then when one came right she would dig it up and say "LOOK HOW RIGHT I WAS!!!"

So the whole prediction game is just playing the odds and managing perceptions.

As far as Texas turning blue, Ruy Texeira wrote a book predicting that in 2004, and he's been predicting it to happen every election since. He hasn't been right yet.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 03, 2019 11:33 AM (Kpl3J)

Posted by: BlackOrchid at December 03, 2019 11:34 AM (Rarvo)

134 Culver's > CFA

Posted by: Archer at December 03, 2019 11:34 AM (gmo/4)

135 >>"Get woke, go broke" is a fun pithy phrase, but the more companies that
do it, the easier it is for other companies to follow because the list
of boycott sites becomes too large to maintain.


DD sticks to their business principles. A few years ago one of the franchise owners wanted to go semi-halal and stop providing any pork products on their menu. DD said no and told them offer all options or sell the franchise.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 03, 2019 11:34 AM (bDqIh)

136 What is their email or best contact address or site, CBD? I suppose a mass letter writing campaign would not help, but I want to try anyway.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at December 03, 2019 11:34 AM (ujg0T)

137 oops! to the barrel i go!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at December 03, 2019 11:34 AM (Rarvo)

138 I wrote to Cornyn on his website that I would send my vote to anyone else in the primary and withhold it from him in the general. That was back in the heady tea party days when he directed Senate election campaign funds and was undercutting the tea party candidates.

He's GOPe backbone thru and thru.

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 03, 2019 11:34 AM (q1Pj5)

139 And DD's coffee is just plain better.



Wise choice.


Posted by: Sponge at December 03, 2019 11:20 AM

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McDonald's has hands down the best coffee.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at December 03, 2019 11:34 AM (JUOKG)

140 I changed most all of my lights to LED. In the basement I took apart the florescent fixtures, took out the ballast, and simply wired the LED tubes for the right voltage. Simple wiring, and so far so good.
Posted by: Colin at December 03, 2019 11:30 AM (AYhwO)

Changed-over all of my 60w incandescent bulbs to equivalent LEDs about a year ago, noticed an immediate 10% drop in my electric usage and it's continuing to drop. Last month we got the smallest electric bill in 20-years. Well worth the investment.

Posted by: docj at December 03, 2019 11:34 AM (NYS7S)

141 I am going to continue to eat at CFA everytime. Everytime I go to a Karpershit rally. Count on it!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 03, 2019 11:35 AM (cEsBM)

142 Can the franchisees sue corporate?
You know they would if it went the other way and some franchisee was using the store on Sunday for a prayer service.

Posted by: DaveA at December 03, 2019 11:35 AM (FhXTo)

143 Turing it over to 'thank you for your input' machine says a lot.

126
Election 2024: TX goes blue. You heard it here first.



Posted by: Sooner



If TX goes "blue" the donks won't need it because they will have
already flipped FL, PA, and probably NC. The Donks will then push to ban
the electoral college through legislative fiat, which will be held as
constitutional by CJ John "It's a tax!" Roberts, and the candle will be
lit.

Posted by: docj at December 03, 2019 11:32 AM (NYS7S)And Texas will quickly go 'red' again - in a couple ways.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 03, 2019 11:35 AM (aJkzG)

144 Over at c-span, they're covering Biden campaign event. Ah boy, Joe really knows how to pack them in. Small hall with maybe 300 mostly older people watching.

Should be a barn burner. No Malarkey!
Posted by: WisRich at December 03, 2019 11:32 AM (G0vdT)



The audience thought it said Now Matlock and they can't figure out why they aren't watching Andy Griffith

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 03, 2019 11:35 AM (kw5n8)

145 Posted by: BlackOrchid at December 03, 2019 11:33 AM (Rarvo)

You enjoy the day in the barrel. I'm told it needs cleansing again.

Posted by: Sponge at December 03, 2019 11:35 AM (Zz0t1)

146 Cornyn isn't great, but he's not a Jeff Flake either, and he's certainly not a Sheldon Whitehouse. It would be nice to do better, but there's no realistic challenger to him inside the Texas GOP today, and he's still better than any Dem.
Posted by: Tom Servo at December 03, 2019 11:21 AM (Kpl3J)


Cornyn saw through that chinless pile of shit, Eric Holder, on his confirmation hearings, unlike most other Repuke tools. Looking for other positive items on the ledger is fairly frustrating though...

Posted by: Captain Hate at December 03, 2019 11:36 AM (y7DUB)

147 McDonald's has hands down the best coffee.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at December 03, 2019 11:34 AM (JUOKG)

Especially at 3 AM

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 03, 2019 11:36 AM (cEsBM)

148 Simple wiring, and so far so good.

Posted by: Colin at December 03, 2019 11:30 AM (AYhwO)

I waited until LEDs dropped in price, then started using then as conventional bulbs burned out.

My only gripe is that the 2,700K bulbs are tougher to find but by far the best choice for most home applications.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 03, 2019 11:36 AM (wYseH)

149 Waffle fries are un-American.

Posted by: Galil at December 03, 2019 11:36 AM (Pzzpr)

150 Pleese come bak!
Posted by: The Cows

Won't you come home, Bull Bailey, won't you come home?
I cry the whole night long.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 03, 2019 11:36 AM (+y/Ru)

151 I changed most all of my lights to LED. In the
basement I took apart the florescent fixtures, took out the ballast, and
simply wired the LED tubes for the right voltage. Simple wiring, and so
far so good.





Posted by: Colin at December 03, 2019 11:30 AM

---

We did that at our VFW Post. I can see the difference in the electric bill. It makes a significant difference. Over a year now and not a single bulb failure in 48 fixtures with two bulbs each.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at December 03, 2019 11:36 AM (JUOKG)

152
We now call them "Scouting Boys".
___

I call them....a fun evening. Well, unless they can throw a good right cross.

Posted by: Harry Reid at December 03, 2019 11:36 AM (WdocV)

153 "three critical needs facing children: education, homelessness and hunger."


Get rid of the Progressive death grip on the nation's top 25 urban centers and watch these problems go away.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 03, 2019 11:36 AM (axyOa)

154 Looking at the school children waddling out of the public schools I drive by I'm not sure I agree with #3 in this list...


*******

Two out of every five kids struggle with hunger.
Three out of every five kids are obese.

You do the math.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 03, 2019 11:36 AM (m45I2)

155 For tits and pickles, I applied to be a franchise operator in Canada. It was a web page form where you answer some basic questions, the most important of which seems to be if you have the cash to get started. A few weeks later I got an email inviting me to complete their more extensive application. I was seriously considering it - I could use a career change. But then I heard of the store in - where? Great Britain? - that closed due to gaystapo complaints, and now this SPLC fappery.

Keep fucking that chicken, guys. You went for woke; hope you go broke.

Posted by: Lickmuffin at December 03, 2019 11:37 AM (f9yyp)

156 Speaking of predictions, I will haul this out. Note that there are a number of candidates who have come and gone since this was written:

Predictions for someone to google and point to and say what do YOU know anyway:

Won't make it to Iowa:

Marianne Williamson (ultimate vanity candidacy, she won't be able to qualify for the ballot)
Wayne Messam (Who? Exactly)
Tulsi Gabbard (she's burned too many bridges)


Drops after Iowa:

John Delaney (self funded vanity)
Andrew Yang (self funded vanity)
Julian Castro (old, old news)
Amy Klobuchar (last finisher for the women)
Kirsten Gillibrand (next-to-last finisher for the women)
Seth Moulton (maybe - he might not get to Iowa, candidacy doesn't have any reason for being. Against the Iraq War? So was/is Trump.)
Eric Swalwell (candidacy is to troll Trump - a costly way to do it)
Jay Inslee

Drops after NH:

John Hickenlooper (honestly I just needed to put someone here)

Drops after SC:

Beto O'Rourke (he can fund himself past a poor showing in Iowa, and the big dropout after Iowa will make him look like a mover until he gets to SC)

Drops after Super Tuesday:

Elizabeth Warren (nobody really likes her anyway - Super Tuesday will demonstrate that definitively)
Cory Booker (he will already be reeling from going nowhere with the black vote in SC)


That will leave the field with this:

Joe Biden
Pete Buttigieg
Bernie Sanders
Kamala Harris

Bernie will run to the convention regardless of where he is. But he is already done.

Now here it gets tricky - Harris I don't think can win but the Dems can't let the last candidates all be white men. UNLESS - she drops out, immediately endorses Biden, and Biden says, immediately, I will be glad to have her on my ticket when we get to the convention. Despite the fact I think he won't win, this might actually make him win. If those campaigns are too bitter with each other to do that, that only leaves one candidate:

Buttigieg






Posted by: blaster at April 26, 2019 10:42 AM (ZfRYq)

Posted by: blaster at December 03, 2019 11:37 AM (9VeU0)

157 New meat in the barrel! Woot!

Posted by: Muad'dib at December 03, 2019 11:37 AM (sjdRT)

158 News is reporting that Cornyn in TX would be BEAT HANDILY by Beta HispaMick and they're urging beta to run......

Cornyn can't rely on my vote. It may be the time I vote Libertarian.

Cornyn represents Deep State, Globalists and Mexico.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 03, 2019 11:37 AM (lD3vL)

159
I'm not saying that any given person should stop eating at CFA. But, if you started supporting them when teh gheys were trying to bully them, you may want to reconsider your support.

In fact, someone better at social media might want to consider advertising the "12 days of no CFA". So, the two weeks before Christmas*, stop patronizing CFA. And to rub salt in their wounds, donate the money you would have spent to either the Salvation Army, or the Fellowship of Christian Athletes or both.

I suspect if they see a double digit downturn in sales they might want to reconsider what the CFA foundation is doing.

* just a suggestion, one could probably find other, better times

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at December 03, 2019 11:37 AM (1hM1d)

160 123 There are some, um, livelier pictures upon unfiltered Internet search.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 03, 2019 11:28 AM (NWiLs)

Looks like someone shoved some 14" softballs in there.
Posted by: Sponge at December 03, 2019


*
*

Nothin' wrong with that.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 03, 2019 11:37 AM (Ejm1K)

161 42 They really don't care about feedback, and they really don't care about the bottom line so much. Dick's and Gillette just doubled down on woke even after millions of losses.

Meh, you're better off with less fast food in your life.
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at December 03, 2019 11:14 AM (O7MnT)



Not to quibble, but it's not just Gillette. You have to target all of Proctor and Gamble.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at December 03, 2019 11:38 AM (ujg0T)

162 Worrying about the left destroying things we like by forcing us to boycott them is a short term problem.

War is coming.

Posted by: lurker (the other one, but spelled with a P) at December 03, 2019 11:38 AM (67XdO)

163 >>Its not. Some homo activist group has already said as much. The Grievance cult are never satisfied.

Yes, GLAAD immediately responded that CFA needed to implement some special LGBTQ harassment prevention training company-wide.


Because, well, no LGBTQ employee or customer has ever accused CFA of discrimination, but apparently they need to do their part and commit funds to the LGBTQ harassment prevention racket (because that's what this is: no different than a mafia protection racket or a Rainbow/Push Coalition corporate extortion).

Posted by: Lizzy at December 03, 2019 11:38 AM (bDqIh)

164
McDonald's has hands down the best coffee.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at December 03, 2019 11:34 AM (JUOKG)


Haven't had it, but did like it when I was traveling a lot and before DD was installed in some airports.

That being said, had some coffee from Whataburger over the weekend and found it quite good.

I do remember Jack in the Box had some good joe as well.

Posted by: Sponge at December 03, 2019 11:38 AM (Zz0t1)

165 Bernie will run to the convention regardless of where he is. But he is already done.

Now here it gets tricky - Harris I don't think can win but the Dems can't let the last candidates all be white men. UNLESS - she drops out, immediately endorses Biden, and Biden says, immediately, I will be glad to have her on my ticket when we get to the convention. Despite the fact I think he won't win, this might actually make him win. If those campaigns are too bitter with each other to do that, that only leaves one candidate:

Buttigieg

Bloomberg is now polling ahead of Harris.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 03, 2019 11:38 AM (Kpl3J)

166 News is reporting that Cornyn in TX would be BEAT HANDILY by Beta HispaMick and they're urging beta to run..

Wasn't Pancho Vanilla pretty much "winning" every poll against Cruz right up until election day, when he lost by over 150k votes?

Posted by: docj at December 03, 2019 11:39 AM (NYS7S)

167 If Texas goes blue it won't be because of Texans.

On that note Charles Schwab moving from San Fran to Dallas. The locust are coming.
Posted by: Easy Andy


Frisco, Tx just got Toyota's US headquarters. Part of the Billion Dollar mile at the junction of the two toll roads, Dallas North Tollway and Sam Rayburn Toll Road.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 03, 2019 11:39 AM (ZOlfu)

168 Sadly, no In N Out in NoVA, and I'm not moving back to CA.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at December 03, 2019 11:31 AM (qSCcj)

Well if you're in VA, CA has come to you.

Posted by: Wut at December 03, 2019 11:39 AM (6A9Kg)

169 Chick-Fil-A Trades Adoring Christian Fans for Outraged Mob That Won't Be Appeased Until Their Every Demand Is Met

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Sodomy clerks while your waiting in the drive through?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 03, 2019 11:39 AM (+y/Ru)

170 73 Don't know a lot about fast food stores, but yesterday I went to DD for coffee. Right across the street is a Starbucks. I had a real choice and picked DD, not wanting anyone writing on the paper cut some stupid thing I don't care about...Plus I probably saved a buck.
Posted by: Colin at December 03, 2019 11:18 AM (AYhwO)

And DD's coffee is just plain better.

Wise choice.

Caribou if you're in the midwest is also far better than burnt starbucks

Posted by: Avi at December 03, 2019 11:39 AM (kSq2k)

171 We have no CFA within 90 miles of here so its a non-issue for me on a daily basis. I will certainly not go out of my way to eat there when traveling.

Posted by: Muad'dib at December 03, 2019 11:39 AM (sjdRT)

172 117 Oscar's Otter Haus and Sandwich Shoppe!

Get your franchises right here!!!
Posted by: Diogenes at December 03, 2019 11:30 AM (axyOa)

So a surprise with every meal?

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at December 03, 2019 11:39 AM (RD7QR)

173 Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 03, 2019 11:37 AM (lD3vL)

Might as well vote for Beto then if you want him gone.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 03, 2019 11:40 AM (ZLlh9)

174 They imagined replacing all of us icky Christians who built them an empire with Starbucks and Whole Foods customers - the same people that hate their guts and want them destroyed.

I don't think it was a marketing move, I think that cutting off Christian organizations and funding left-wing ones reflects the values of their corporate leadership.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at December 03, 2019 11:40 AM (O7MnT)

175 OT: Brennah Black on Instagram.



You're welcome. Thank The Chive.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 03, 2019 11:24 AM (bcbK



There are some, um, livelier pictures upon unfiltered Internet search.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 03, 2019 11:28 AM (NWiLs)

She's Native American? (per Wiki)

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 03, 2019 11:40 AM (q1Pj5)

176 "War is coming."

I think you're wrong. The leftist Borg will slowly envelope us all. What a horrible, sick, sick fucking world this is.

Posted by: Chris M at December 03, 2019 11:40 AM (eAZVt)

177 I put LED bulbs in my laundry room because the light they give really helps me spot stains that need pre-treating. It's much more convenient than taking items outside in the sun to find the stains.

Posted by: Emmie at December 03, 2019 11:40 AM (87gB3)

178 127
Chick-Fil-A Trades Adoring Christian Fans for Outraged Mob That Won't Be Appeased Until Their Every Demand Is Met


Unfortunately, I think the last headline isn't satire at all.


Its not. Some homo activist group has already said as much. The Grievance cult are never satisfied.
Posted by: Puddleglum at December 03, 2019 11:33 AM (vN4+Q)

I still think this was an inside hit job. It worked beautifully, the way spy novelists write about sleeper cell agents who pop up at just the right time, like screw worms.

Posted by: Moki at December 03, 2019 11:40 AM (mFoNl)

179 166 News is reporting that Cornyn in TX would be BEAT HANDILY by Beta HispaMick and they're urging beta to run..

Wasn't Pancho Vanilla pretty much "winning" every poll against Cruz right up until election day, when he lost by over 150k votes?
Posted by: docj at December 03, 2019 11:39 AM (NYS7S)

=========

There's no chance that poll is accurate.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at December 03, 2019 11:41 AM (q80AH)

180 Frankly, CFA could host Drag Queen Story Hours every Sunday and the left would still hate them.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at December 03, 2019 11:41 AM (O7MnT)

181 Regarding coffee, I like DD's dark roast but not the regular. And I like McD's.

Posted by: Captain Hate at December 03, 2019 11:41 AM (y7DUB)

182 The Grievance cult are never satisfied.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 03, 2019 11:33 AM (vN4+Q)

FEED ME SEYMOUR!!

Posted by: Audry II at December 03, 2019 11:41 AM (VqhL9)

183 Bloomberg is now polling ahead of Harris.
***

Unlike the rest of the pack Bloomberg has run something other then his mouth and a Ukrainian influence peddling scam.


I don't think Bloomers can win....but he's the least clowny of the clowns in the clown car.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 03, 2019 11:41 AM (WdocV)

184 At our CFA, whenever I go there for lunch (not often) I always notice 2 or 3 tables of police officers there - some city cops, some sheriffs deputies, sometimes state troopers.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 03, 2019 11:41 AM (Kpl3J)

185 Posted by: rickb223 at December 03, 2019 11:39 AM (ZOlfu

That's a good one. They will mostly hire from the local population. No west coast transfers.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 03, 2019 11:41 AM (ZLlh9)

186
This is like those old predictions by Jeane Dixon, right? She would make a whole bunch of stupid predictions way in advance that no one would ever remember and call her on, but then when one came right she would dig it up and say "LOOK HOW RIGHT I WAS!!!" . . .

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 03, 2019


*
*

I remember reading one of her prediction sets in Reader's Digest back when I was a kid, in about 1967. I have a dim memory she predicted the emergence of a public figure who (now, to me) sounds uncomfortably like Obama. I'll see if I can find the text on the 'Net.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 03, 2019 11:42 AM (Ejm1K)

187 It's a real blessing to live in a state Californians aren't moving to.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at December 03, 2019 11:42 AM (O7MnT)

188 Moving forward, the Chick-fil-A Foundation will reassess philanthropic partnerships annually rather than make multiyear commitments.



moving forward, they should put their foundation officers on 10 day un-guaranteed contracts. after they shitcan the current crew.

Posted by: x at December 03, 2019 11:42 AM (nFwvY)

189 Frankly, CFA could host Drag Queen Story Hours every Sunday and the left would still hate them.

***

On the plus side they could sell some of those meatless burger patties as tranny chicken and really wow the market.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 03, 2019 11:42 AM (WdocV)

190 183 Bloomberg is now polling ahead of Harris.
***

Unlike the rest of the pack Bloomberg has run something other then his mouth and a Ukrainian influence peddling scam.


I don't think Bloomers can win....but he's the least clowny of the clowns in the clown car.
Posted by: 18-1 at December 03, 2019 11:41 AM (WdocV)

========

Taking away guns and Big Gulps while prostrating himself before China like a Hollywood tycoon certainly is one platform.

And it's more than what Kamala has.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at December 03, 2019 11:42 AM (q80AH)

191 http://bit.ly/3692rab
*******
Speculation About Upcoming IG Report Grows: Trump says Barr Was Misquoted Regarding Horowitz - Sara A. Carter

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at December 03, 2019 11:42 AM (BqBId)

192 There's no chance that poll is accurate.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at December 03, 2019 11:41 AM (q80AH)

Of course not - and there's a very easy way to generate those numbers, just poll Austin proper and ignore the rest of the State.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 03, 2019 11:43 AM (Kpl3J)

193
I don't think Bloomers can win....but he's the least clowny of the clowns in the clown car.


Posted by: 18-1 at December 03, 2019 11:41 AM



And I don't think most people associate him with the impeachment circus. Not yet anyway.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 03, 2019 11:43 AM (axyOa)

194 Have no idea who Brennah Black. Don't care to look at fake breasts.

Posted by: ASHQ Elf on the shelf at December 03, 2019 11:43 AM (WI7YS)

195 That's a good one. They will mostly hire from the local population. No west coast transfers.
Posted by: Easy Andy


They brought most everyone. Housing market was on fire. Kali peeps couldn't believe the size of homes they could get for the money. Homes would go on the market in the morning and a sold sign would go on in the afternoon.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 03, 2019 11:43 AM (ZOlfu)

196
My only gripe is that the 2,700K bulbs are tougher to find but by far the best choice for most home applications.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 03, 2019 11:36 AM (wYseH)


Check 1000bulbs.com. They have a lot of options.

Posted by: Sponge at December 03, 2019 11:43 AM (Zz0t1)

197 Billionaires up! Steyer ahead of Castro and Gabbard.

Bloomberg in front of Harris Yang Klobuchar and Booker.

The Big 4 are Biden Bernie Warren and Buttigieg. Everyone else below 5% in a field of 16.

Posted by: blaster at December 03, 2019 11:43 AM (9VeU0)

198 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at December 03, 2019 11:41 AM (q80AH)

You can substitute Cruz's named for Cornyn and it would be the same headline from two years ago.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 03, 2019 11:43 AM (ZLlh9)

199
Caribou if you're in the midwest is also far better than burnt starbucks
Posted by: Avi at December 03, 2019 11:39 AM (kSq2k)

I thought Yusuf Al Qarasawi owned major stock in Caribou. Is he gone?

Posted by: Moki at December 03, 2019 11:44 AM (mFoNl)

200 Frisco, Tx just got Toyota's US headquarters. Part
of the Billion Dollar mile at the junction of the two toll roads, Dallas
North Tollway and Sam Rayburn Toll Road.


Posted by: rickb223 at December 03, 2019 11:39 AM

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Met an older couple who bailed out of Frisco. They made a $hitload of money selling their house.


They are building brand new houses literally across the road from the DFW metroplex dump in Anna. They start at $300,000.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at December 03, 2019 11:44 AM (JUOKG)

201 Taking away guns and Big Gulps while prostrating himself before China like a Hollywood tycoon certainly is one platform.

___

For the record I always preferred to prostrate myself before Pakistanis. Something about that fresh goat smell that just gets my motor running.



Posted by: Barack Obama at December 03, 2019 11:44 AM (WdocV)

202 192 There's no chance that poll is accurate.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at December 03, 2019 11:41 AM (q80AH)

Of course not - and there's a very easy way to generate those numbers, just poll Austin proper and ignore the rest of the State.
Posted by: Tom Servo at December 03, 2019 11:43 AM (Kpl3J)

===========

And Beto's dumb enough to fall for it.

I hope he does.

He's already pissed off every Republican in the state by promising to use cops to take their guns while forcing their churches to celebrate gay marriage. I want him to piss off the Democrats of the state too by losing another statewide race while also stepping on the toes of people who have been primarying for the race for months.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at December 03, 2019 11:44 AM (q80AH)

203 That letter just makes things worse, from my point of view.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 03, 2019 11:44 AM (NVYyb)

204 187
It's a real blessing to live in a state Californians aren't moving to.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at December 03, 2019 11:42 AM (O7MnT)
I would have thought NH would have been a state like that, but was proven wrong last week. Met a couple that moved here from San Francisco.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at December 03, 2019 11:45 AM (N39Ws)

205 194 Have no idea who Brennah Black. Don't care to look at fake breasts.
Posted by: ASHQ Elf on the shelf at December 03, 2019 11:43 AM (WI7YS)

But how do you know they're fake if you don't look at them? Well there is the touch test of course.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 03, 2019 11:45 AM (Kpl3J)

206 Rudy Giuliani @RudyGiuliani
3h
Working on an important project with @OANN, intended to bring before the American people information Schiff (recently disclosed investor in Franklin Templton) "Star chamber" proceedings have covered up. Stay tuned.

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at December 03, 2019 11:45 AM (BqBId)

207 187
It's a real blessing to live in a state Californians aren't moving to.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at December 03, 2019 11:42 AM (O7MnT)

Where Vic?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 03, 2019 11:45 AM (VqhL9)

208 As far as Texas turning blue, Ruy Texeira wrote a book predicting that in 2004, and he's been predicting it to happen every election since. He hasn't been right yet.

1) Census
2) Redistricting
3) Team D takes it to court
4) State Supreme Court takes it
5) Team D screams for Federal intervention
6) 5th Circuit Court takes it up
7) 5th Circuit passes it be worked on a Demonic Party Blue Ribbon Panel
Freedom Ends

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 03, 2019 11:45 AM (lD3vL)

209 Posted by: rickb223 at December 03, 2019 11:43 AM (Z

I did not know that . How have the local elections in Frisco turn out?

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 03, 2019 11:45 AM (ZLlh9)

210 "The current boost appears as much related to a rebound from the weak FY18 and more normalized inventory levels."

the big hit on the stock was an earlier quarter, and they did get a big sales quarter ... supposedly making the store a "destination" for athletes ... not sure how they accomplish that idea. The article said don't chase the stock after its recent 50% rise off those "no guns" lows.


this was an interesting line ..."In addition, these retailers have now figured out how to beat Amazon at
its own game with the local stores acting as distribution centers." (included Target and Best Buy) ... WalMart is also doing next day delivery free on orders over $35, for certain items at least.

Posted by: illiniwek at December 03, 2019 11:45 AM (Cus5s)

211 "no human read my note"

And yet they're whistling past the graveyard all the same.

Posted by: csmats at December 03, 2019 11:46 AM (X5VFN)

212 Ace was just mentioned on Ethan Van Sciver's livestream--very complimentary. About 8 minutes from the end.

Posted by: Darrell at December 03, 2019 11:47 AM (oLhbH)

213
They are building brand new houses literally across the road from the DFW metroplex dump in Anna. They start at $300,000.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at December 03, 2019 11:44 AM (JUOKG)


The 35 - 75 corridor is out of control. They're building house on top of house and charging a mint for them, artificially inflating the value of everything in it's path.

I'll be moving in the next 4 years, once the kid is out of high school because of this craziness.

Posted by: Sponge at December 03, 2019 11:47 AM (Zz0t1)

214 http://bit.ly/33JBLLi
*******
Fox News Host Behind Liberal Super PAC Attacks Rudy Giuliani (VIDEO)

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at December 03, 2019 11:47 AM (BqBId)

215 210 this was an interesting line ..."In addition, these retailers have now figured out how to beat Amazon at
its own game with the local stores acting as distribution centers." (included Target and Best Buy) ... WalMart is also doing next day delivery free on orders over $35, for certain items at least.
Posted by: illiniwek at December 03, 2019 11:45 AM (Cus5s)

=========

I did actually go to a store this year for Black Friday.

It was to get Avengers Endgame for $8 on UHD (regular price $25, so no one's making money off that transaction).

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at December 03, 2019 11:48 AM (q80AH)

216 'We Don't Talk About The President In A Negative Way': Pelosi Talks Impeachment While Abroad In Spain

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Boy, friends like these, huh?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 03, 2019 11:48 AM (+y/Ru)

217 Posted by: Tom Servo at December 03, 2019 11:45 AM (Kpl3J)

ASHQ elf on the shelf was my sock name. I forgot to remove. I don't spend time looking at breasts except for my own real ones. FWIW, I'm not checking the pectorals of sexy men on an unfiltered internet either .

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 03, 2019 11:48 AM (WI7YS)

218 >Don't care to look at fake breasts.

Posted by: ASHQ Elf on the shelf at December 03, 2019 11:43 AM (WI7YS)


If they are there, they are real. Turn in your Moron Card. Stat!

Posted by: Muad'dib at December 03, 2019 11:48 AM (sjdRT)

219 I always notice 2 or 3 tables of police officers there - some city cops, some sheriffs deputies, sometimes state troopers.

Sometimes franchises will comp police officer meals.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 03, 2019 11:48 AM (lD3vL)

220 They are building brand new houses literally across the road from the DFW metroplex dump in Anna. They start at $300,000.
Posted by: Mr. Scott


Pass by there every time we head to Ivanhoe. Can't believe they are building next to the dump. You can smell it even if you take the Collin County Outer Loop.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 03, 2019 11:49 AM (ZOlfu)

221 The Woodlands had the same housing spike a few years ago when Exxon opened up their headquarters near there.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 03, 2019 11:49 AM (ZLlh9)

222 It's a real blessing to live in a state Californians aren't moving to.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at December 03, 2019 11:42 AM (O7MnT)

Where Vic?


Ohio.

I have come to believe no one really wants to live in Ohio, but sometimes, you got to.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at December 03, 2019 11:49 AM (O7MnT)

223 Oh super, I got gender socked by Fen. Never mind Fen! You didn't have a Moron Card to start with.

Posted by: Muad'dib at December 03, 2019 11:49 AM (sjdRT)

224 The weed of crime bears bitter fruit! Crime does not pay!

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 03, 2019 11:49 AM (fizd0)

225 Beto won't run. He will be known for losing 3 high profile races in 24 months.



The poll I see is Beto losing by 4.

Posted by: Ha at December 03, 2019 11:50 AM (6A9Kg)

226 Lindsey Graham
@LindseyGrahamSC
Be wary of the Washington Post and the New York Times reporting on what is coming up with [Inspector General] Horowitz.

They have been trying overtime to spin this thing to diminish its effect, to downplay it.

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at December 03, 2019 11:50 AM (BqBId)

227
If they are there, they are real. Turn in your Moron Card. Stat!
Posted by: Muad'dib at December 03, 2019 11:48 AM (sjdRT)


I certainly don't think that the preference of a natural boob over one stuffed full of Dow Corning is grounds for revoking a Moron Card.

Posted by: Sponge at December 03, 2019 11:50 AM (Zz0t1)

228
...I don't spend time looking at breasts except for my own real ones...

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 03, 2019 11:48 AM


go on...

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 03, 2019 11:50 AM (ceIDk)

229 I got an auto-generated response from my congressman so I asked to be taken off their mailing list because they obviously don't give a shit what I think.

Posted by: wth at December 03, 2019 11:50 AM (v0R5T)

230 how much fid they give the SPLC and are we sure it wasn't just an employee donation matching thing?

Posted by: vmom's in the kitchen at December 03, 2019 11:50 AM (G546f)

231 1) Census
2) Redistricting
3) Team D takes it to court
4) State Supreme Court takes it
5) Team D screams for Federal intervention
6) 5th Circuit Court takes it up
7) 5th Circuit passes it be worked on a Demonic Party Blue Ribbon Panel
Freedom Ends
Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 03, 2019 11:45 AM (lD3vL)

As I'm sure you know, we did all of that over the last 10 years - but we WON in the 5th Circuit.

Also, here's an interesting recent court ruling that you may not have heard of, because it wasn't widely publicized:

https://tinyurl.com/y3pbumux

"A U.S. district court has ruled Texas doesn't need federal oversight of its 2021 redistricting efforts."

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 03, 2019 11:50 AM (Kpl3J)

232
For the record I always preferred to prostrate myself before Pakistanis. Something about that fresh goat smell that just gets my motor running.
Posted by: Barack Obama


It had to be ewe.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 03, 2019 11:50 AM (aKsyK)

233 I did not know that . How have the local elections in Frisco turn out?
Posted by: Easy Andy


So far, quiet. I'm in the next town west of them.
They might need one more election cycle before they go nuts.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 03, 2019 11:50 AM (ZOlfu)

234 Sadness is realizing you've left your new box of k-cups on the kitchen counter -- again.

Posted by: reason at December 03, 2019 11:51 AM (CGjum)

235 Ohio.



I have come to believe no one really wants to live in Ohio, but sometimes, you got to.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at December 03, 2019 11:49 AM (O7MnT)

I hear you. The locusts have invaded everywhere. Creating barren wastelands where they go.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 03, 2019 11:51 AM (VqhL9)

236 226 Lindsey Graham
@LindseyGrahamSC
Be wary of the Washington Post and the New York Times reporting on what is coming up with [Inspector General] Horowitz.

They have been trying overtime to spin this thing to diminish its effect, to downplay it.
Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at December 03, 2019 11:50 AM (BqBId)

=========

I, for one, am more willing to believe Graham, who has regular golfing outings with Trump, over the New York Times which has received selective leaks to make whatever is to come look bad for Republicans.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at December 03, 2019 11:51 AM (q80AH)

237 I don't spend time looking at breasts except for my own real ones.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 03, 2019 11:48 AM (WI7YS)


You know the rule.

Pics or it didn't happen.

Posted by: Sponge at December 03, 2019 11:51 AM (Zz0t1)

238 My only gripe is that the 2,700K bulbs are tougher to find but by far the best choice for most home applications.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 03, 2019 11:36 AM (wYseH)

They are easier to find now. Funny, I have adjustable color temp LED bulbs and they all are set for 2700K.

Posted by: Roy at December 03, 2019 11:51 AM (+imMG)

239 You didn't have a Moron Card to start with.
Posted by: Muad'dib at December 03, 2019 11:49 AM (sjdRT)

LOL. Oh believe me, I have times when I'm a moron, just not one with a capital M(oron)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 03, 2019 11:51 AM (WI7YS)

240 156 blaster: Overall spot on, but Commie-lah Harris the Senatewhore is dropping out sooner than that.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at December 03, 2019 11:51 AM (ujg0T)

241 I thought Yusuf Al Qarasawi owned major stock in Caribou. Is he gone?

Posted by: Moki at December 03, 2019 11:44 AM (mFoNl)

Moki, I thought Caribou was one of the stores that treated reserve personnel deployed ti Iraq by not rehiring them upon their return.
Note I could well be wrong because I could not find a link to this!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 03, 2019 11:51 AM (BiNEL)

242 three critical needs facing children: education, homelessness and
hunger.

someone correct me if i'm wrong, but wasn't that essentially THE mission of the Salvation Army?

AND

at a lower overhead cost than ANY other organization on the planet?

oh, and morning Horde. I hate being back to work after a long holiday...

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 03, 2019 11:52 AM (8D42x)

243 Pics or it didn't happen.
Posted by: Sponge at December 03, 2019 11:51 AM (Zz0t1)

Yeah, fer sure.

Nobody wants to see my aged breasts but my aged husband.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 03, 2019 11:52 AM (WI7YS)

244 I found a quote from the July 1965 Reader's Digest:

"A child born in the middle East on February 5, 1962, will revolutionize the world and eventually unite all warring creeds and sects into one all-embracing faith. This person, who has been the subject of some of Jeane Dixon's strongest, clearest visions, was born of humble peasant origin. Mankind, she says, will begin to feel the great force of this man about 1980, and his power will grow mightily until 1999, at which time there will be peace on earth to all men of good will."

Now that I look at it again, no, it doesn't sound much like BHO. We certainly didn't start to feel TFG's "great force" in 1980 (unless you happened to be a choom dealer), and 1999 was not a special year, and he wasn't born in 1962 or in the Middle East.

Except for the "peace of earth" bit, it sounds more like Khan Noonien Singh!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 03, 2019 11:53 AM (Ejm1K)

245 234 Sadness is realizing you've left your new box of k-cups on the kitchen counter -- again.
Posted by: reason at December 03, 2019 11:51 AM (CGjum)
---------------

Happiness is realizing you remember where they are, even at 29 years of age...

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 03, 2019 11:53 AM (qC1Sy)

246 223
Oh super, I got gender socked by Fen. Never mind Fen! You didn't have a Moron Card to start with.


Posted by: Muad'dib at December 03, 2019 11:49 AM (sjdRT)

She has boobies though, so thats not nuthin.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 03, 2019 11:53 AM (VqhL9)

247 Nobody wants to see my aged breasts but my aged husband.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 03, 2019 11:52 AM (WI7YS)

He still sees your young breasts.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 03, 2019 11:53 AM (ZLlh9)

248 Biden says he doesn't need Obama's endorsement

-
No, he needs a brain and conscience transplant.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 03, 2019 11:53 AM (+y/Ru)

249 Yeah, fer sure.

Nobody wants to see my aged breasts but my aged husband.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 03, 2019 11:52 AM (WI7YS)


I'll be the judge of that, thank you.

DON'T TELL ME WHAT I WANT!!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at December 03, 2019 11:53 AM (Zz0t1)

250 -
---
For the record I always preferred to prostrate myself before
Pakistanis. Something about that fresh goat smell that just gets my
motor running.

Posted by: Barack Obama

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

And I used to prostate myself before Reggie took over.

Posted by: Barry O at December 03, 2019 11:54 AM (pMGkg)

251
They are building brand new houses literally across the road from the DFW metroplex dump in Anna. They start at $300,000.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at December 03, 2019 11:44 AM (JUOKG)

The 35 - 75 corridor is out of control. They're building house on top of house and charging a mint for them, artificially inflating the value of everything in it's path.

I'll be moving in the next 4 years, once the kid is out of high school because of this craziness.
Posted by: Sponge at December 03, 2019 11:47 AM (Zz0t1)





We just moved our shop from Waxahachie to Allen and I'm doing the commute until after the New Year when I'm going to start looking to move up there. When I go to Zillow to see what's available in my price range (which isn't much), there's a big blank spot around McKinney/Allen/Plano.

So no matter what, I'm almost certainly going to have to commute. *sigh*

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 03, 2019 11:54 AM (kw0bd)

252 >>@LindseyGrahamSC

Be wary of the Washington Post and the New York Times reporting on what is coming up with [Inspector General] Horowitz.



They have been trying overtime to spin this thing to diminish its effect, to downplay it.
- - -

Both of those papers use deep state leakers as sources, so they are publishing the investigations' targets legal defense talking points.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 03, 2019 11:54 AM (bDqIh)

253 I heard on the radio this morning that Gavin Newsome is going to Iowa to campaign for Kamalama. Because that's what America needs, more asshole politicians from CA. I hope he remembers to take his men's hair products.

Posted by: wth at December 03, 2019 11:54 AM (v0R5T)

254 It used to be that Money Talks and Bullshit Walks but that no longer appears to be true. Institutional investors will apparently let their companies be driven into the dirt for preening purposes.

We are just too damn rich.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 03, 2019 11:55 AM (zfvHs)

255 Hand deliver your letter to the store manager / franchise owner.

Posted by: Tonic Dog at December 03, 2019 11:55 AM (B6/cn)

256 235 Ohio.

I have come to believe no one really wants to live in Ohio, but sometimes, you got to.

Victor Tango Kilo

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Can confirm. Two year sentence with possible time off for good behavior.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 03, 2019 11:55 AM (Y4EXg)

257 We just moved our shop from Waxahachie to Allen and I'm doing the commute until after the New Year when I'm going to start looking to move up there. When I go to Zillow to see what's available in my price range (which isn't much), there's a big blank spot around McKinney/Allen/Plano.

So no matter what, I'm almost certainly going to have to commute. *sigh*
Posted by: IllTemperedCur


Look to Anna and Van Alstyne.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 03, 2019 11:55 AM (ZOlfu)

258 Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 03, 2019 11:53 AM (Ejm1K)

She was just writing a more detailed version from the Bible.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 03, 2019 11:55 AM (ZLlh9)

259 >>Biden says he doesn't need Obama's endorsement



Guess ol' Joe missed Obama's most recent strategic leaks where he all but announced that TFG himself would be deciding who the nominee is.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 03, 2019 11:55 AM (bDqIh)

260 253
I heard on the radio this morning that Gavin Newsome is going to Iowa to
campaign for Kamalama. Because that's what America needs, more asshole
politicians from CA. I hope he remembers to take his men's hair
products.

Posted by: wth at December 03, 2019 11:54 AM (v0R5T)

Yeah, we has Janet Napolitano here in AZ. gees. Sheesh.she screwed the pooch.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 03, 2019 11:56 AM (VqhL9)

261
Look to Anna and Van Alstyne.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 03, 2019 11:55 AM (ZOlfu)


Might still be doable, for now, but look for the values to skyrocket in the next 5 to 10 years.

Posted by: Sponge at December 03, 2019 11:56 AM (Zz0t1)

262 221 The Woodlands had the same housing spike a few years ago when Exxon opened up their headquarters near there.
Posted by: Easy Andy at December 03, 2019


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I visited the area briefly in August-September 2005, when I was bugged out for Katrina. The climate was an oven, and not every house or business was air-conditioned enough to make it tolerable. No thanks.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 03, 2019 11:56 AM (Ejm1K)

263 253 I heard on the radio this morning that Gavin Newsome is going to Iowa to campaign for Kamalama. Because that's what America needs, more asshole politicians from CA. I hope he remembers to take his men's hair products.
Posted by: wth at December 03, 2019 11:54 AM (v0R5T)

=========

It would be hilarious if both Kamala and Newsome lost in 2022.

Kamala because she made herself look really weak through her awful presidential campaign, and Newsome through the number of crises that he's done nothing to abate in his state.

Probably won't happen, and if it did, we'd get worse people than them, but ti would still be hilarious.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at December 03, 2019 11:56 AM (q80AH)

264 osted by: Sponge at December 03, 2019 11:53 AM (Zz0t1)

Well dream on, buddy. It ain't happening.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 03, 2019 11:56 AM (WI7YS)

265 Sometimes, the juxtaposition of the comments are just pure gold...

Posted by: Brother Cavil
Your ad here! 1-800-MORON-AD
at December 03, 2019 11:56 AM (Rvlwi)

266 I, for one, am more willing to believe Graham, who has regular golfing outings with Trump, over the New York Times which has received selective leaks to make whatever is to come look bad for Republicans.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at December 03, 2019 11:51 AM (q80AH)


Graham also had regular golf outings with Obama.

Posted by: Emmie at December 03, 2019 11:56 AM (87gB3)

267 Can confirm. Two year sentence with possible time off for good behavior.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 03, 2019 11:55 AM (Y4EXg)

I took a red eye into Cincinnati to go to Cleveland once. Once.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 03, 2019 11:57 AM (1CjJc)

268 "You hungry, kid?"

"Eh, I could eat. Whadd'ya got?"

Look!!!!! 5 out of 5 kids in eeeevil Kapitalist AmeriKKKa are going hungry!!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 03, 2019 11:57 AM (iCT9r)

269 Posted by: Tonypete at December 03, 2019 11:55 AM (Y4EXg)

How was the Divine Mercy movie? I was thinking of going on December 10th near me..

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 03, 2019 11:57 AM (WI7YS)

270 ASHQ elf on the shelf was my sock name. I forgot to remove. I don't spend time looking at breasts except for my own real ones. FWIW, I'm not checking the pectorals of sexy men on an unfiltered internet either .
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 03, 2019 11:48 AM (WI7YS)

heh - I realize, especially when cracking wise, I never really picture myself as truely responding to the prior poster. I visualize us as all standing on a stage, doing improv, and winking at the audience. And in this light, the best posts are the ones that set up a good response.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 03, 2019 11:57 AM (Kpl3J)

271 266 I, for one, am more willing to believe Graham, who has regular golfing outings with Trump, over the New York Times which has received selective leaks to make whatever is to come look bad for Republicans.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at December 03, 2019 11:51 AM (q80AH)

Graham also had regular golf outings with Obama.
Posted by: Emmie at December 03, 2019 11:56 AM (87gB3)

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What does that have to do with the information Graham has regarding the IG report?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at December 03, 2019 11:57 AM (q80AH)

272
Well dream on, buddy. It ain't happening.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 03, 2019 11:56 AM (WI7YS)


Wayne Gretzky once said the worst shot is the one you don't take.

Posted by: Sponge at December 03, 2019 11:57 AM (Zz0t1)

273 222
It's a real blessing to live in a state Californians aren't moving to.



Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at December 03, 2019 11:42 AM (O7MnT)



Where Vic?



Ohio.


i also live in a state californians aren't moving to.

the downside is that it's california.

Posted by: Anachronda at December 03, 2019 11:57 AM (sGtp+)

274 ...I don't spend time looking at breasts except for my own real ones...

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 03, 2019 11:48 AM

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I was wondering why the bunks were full...

Posted by: reason at December 03, 2019 11:57 AM (kZVsz)

275 Re: reaching corp execs to complain about anti-conservative bias (eg, Chick-fil-A and SLPC), contact the execs via LinkedIn, not customer service...

Posted by: Joe at December 03, 2019 11:57 AM (Yh0GI)

276 Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 03, 2019 11:56 AM (Ejm1K)

You don't sound like you're from Louisiana.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 03, 2019 11:58 AM (ZLlh9)

277 273
i also live in a state californians aren't moving to.

the downside is that it's california.
Posted by: Anachronda at December 03, 2019 11:57 AM (sGtp+)

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I laughed.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at December 03, 2019 11:58 AM (q80AH)

278 And regarding any pending boobeh pics. We'll be the judge of that. It's in the AoSHQ Handbook.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 03, 2019 11:58 AM (1CjJc)

279 268
"You hungry, kid?"



"Eh, I could eat. Whadd'ya got?"



Look!!!!! 5 out of 5 kids in eeeevil Kapitalist AmeriKKKa are going hungry!!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 03, 2019 11:57 AM (iCT9r)

and thats how they get "food insecurity".

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 03, 2019 11:58 AM (VqhL9)

280 279
and thats how they get "food insecurity".
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 03, 2019 11:58 AM (VqhL9)

=========

They're getting illiteracy through a completely different tactic, though.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at December 03, 2019 11:59 AM (q80AH)

281 >>@LindseyGrahamSC
Be wary of the Washington Post and the New York Times reporting on what is coming up with [Inspector General] Horowitz.

>>They have been trying overtime to spin this thing to diminish its effect, to downplay it.


huh

Posted by: JackStraw at December 03, 2019 11:59 AM (ZLI7S)

282 >>LindseyGrahamSC

"Be wary of the Washington Post and the New York Times reporting on what is coming up with [Inspector General] Horowitz."

Hope Lindy just aint blowing smoke...if IG report turns out NOT to be what WAPO or NY Times have been crowing about these last 24 hours which is that it concludes that the FBI had every legal reason to investigate Trump/Russia collusion - then that egg will not come off their faces.

And Durham and Barr will get their prosecutions to go forward. That would be some two-fer...

Posted by: Boswell at December 03, 2019 11:59 AM (32YRo)

283 Yeah, we has Janet Napolitano here in AZ. gees. Sheesh.she screwed the pooch.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 03, 2019 11:56 AM (VqhL9)
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I lived in AZ when JN was governor.

She'd open her yap and the legislature would slap it shut. It was pretty amusing at times.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 03, 2019 11:59 AM (qC1Sy)

284 Another thing in the Texas Senate race - although it
pains us conservatives to say it, Cornyn is actually a bit more popular
with Texas voters than Cruz is. Cornyn should get +/- 60 points on
election day, no matter what the fake polls say before then.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 03, 2019 11:14 AM (Kpl3J)

He must be great at constituent services because he sucks at being a <s>Republican</s> conservative.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 03, 2019 11:59 AM (nAiE/)

285
@LindseyGrahamSC

Be wary of the Washington Post and the New York Times reporting on what is coming up with [Inspector General] Horowitz.



They have been trying overtime to spin this thing to diminish its effect, to downplay it.
- - -

Both of those papers use deep state leakers as sources, so they are publishing the investigations' targets legal defense talking points.
Posted by: Lizzy

===========

What I don't get about any preemptive spin is that the truth is that much more crushing when it comes out. The higher your expectations, the greater your disappointment and all?

Post-Mueller report Brennan sputtering and stuttering on MSNBC "Uh-bee, uh-buh, I guess, uh-buh, my sources led me to believe, uh-bee, I suspected there was more than there actually was" was not a good moment for him or his drooling audience.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at December 03, 2019 11:59 AM (M9ntN)

286 doggeh says he has food insecurity

Posted by: vmom's in the kitchen at December 03, 2019 12:00 PM (G546f)

287 267 Can confirm. Two year sentence with possible time off for good behavior.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 03, 2019 11:55 AM (Y4EXg)

I took a red eye into Cincinnati to go to Cleveland once. Once.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 03, 2019


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I didn't find Cleveland to be that intolerable. Of course I was only there on a business trip in 1998. But they knew how to A/C businesses -- the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is cold -- and everybody seemed fairly nice.

You take Noo Awlins, on the other hand. No, really. Please take it.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 03, 2019 12:00 PM (Ejm1K)

288 i also live in a state californians aren't moving to.

the downside is that it's california.
Posted by: Anachronda at December 03, 2019 11:57 AM (sGtp+)
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Made me laugh.

Oh wait, I live here too.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 03, 2019 12:00 PM (qC1Sy)

289 282
>>LindseyGrahamSC



"Be wary of the Washington Post and the New York Times reporting on what is coming up with [Inspector General] Horowitz."



Hope Lindy just aint blowing smoke...if IG report turns out NOT to
be what WAPO or NY Times have been crowing about these last 24 hours
which is that it concludes that the FBI had every legal reason to
investigate Trump/Russia collusion - then that egg will not come off
their faces.



And Durham and Barr will get their prosecutions to go forward. That would be some two-fer...

Posted by: Boswell at December 03, 2019 11:59 AM (32YRo)

NYT/WAPo:
No Spying
Spying is patriotic
YOU ARE HERE-> Spying was "by the book."

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 03, 2019 12:00 PM (1CjJc)

290 Another thing in the Texas Senate race - although it

pains us conservatives to say it, Cornyn is actually a bit more popular

with Texas voters than Cruz is. Cornyn should get +/- 60 points on

election day, no matter what the fake polls say before then.



Posted by: Tom Servo at December 03, 2019 11:14 AM (Kpl3J)

He must be great at constituent services because he sucks at being a <s>Republican</s> conservative.


Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 03, 2019 11:59 AM (nAiE/)

He must be great at constituent services because he sucks at being a Republican conservative.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 03, 2019 12:00 PM (nAiE/)

291 Bloomberg is now polling ahead of Harris.
Posted by: Tom Servo at December 03, 2019 11:38 AM (Kpl3J)

Bloomberg is the candidate of the political consultant class. They all see the $50 billion gravy train he represents.

Mike is the Democratic consultant equivalent of the Rubes that ran Meg Whitman's campaign in CA.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at December 03, 2019 12:01 PM (m2EfB)

292 also I've decided that it's too cold for a walk

Posted by: vmom's in the kitchen at December 03, 2019 12:01 PM (G546f)

293 Thank God you guys are still "plucking" that sandwich!

Posted by: The Chicken at December 03, 2019 12:01 PM (hLRSq)

294
Look to Anna and Van Alstyne.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 03, 2019 11:55 AM (ZOlfu)









Already considering that, per the recommendation of some folks near the new shop.

Although, the earlier discussion of the dump in Anna has me raising an eyebrow.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 03, 2019 12:01 PM (kw0bd)

295 When I go to Zillow to see what's available in my price range (which isn't much), there's a big blank spot around McKinney/Allen/Plano.

So no matter what, I'm almost certainly going to have to commute. *sigh*
Posted by: IllTemperedCur

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Zillow is crap. A decent realtor should be able to find you something.

Posted by: reason at December 03, 2019 12:01 PM (kZVsz)

296 doggeh says he has food insecurity

Posted by: vmom's in the kitchen at December 03, 2019 12:00 PM (G546f)


Is that not a perpetual condition of being a doggeh?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 03, 2019 12:01 PM (BiNEL)

297 291 Bloomberg is now polling ahead of Harris.
Posted by: Tom Servo at December 03, 2019 11:38 AM (Kpl3J)

Bloomberg is the candidate of the political consultant class. They all see the $50 billion gravy train he represents.

Mike is the Democratic consultant equivalent of the Rubes that ran Meg Whitman's campaign in CA.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at December 03, 2019 12:01 PM (m2EfB)

=========

He and Deval Patrick are reactions to Elizabeth Warren's rise in the polls.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at December 03, 2019 12:01 PM (q80AH)

298 How was the Divine Mercy movie? I was thinking of going on December 10th near me..
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

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Fen, terrific! You must go. I learned a ton - it was done in a docudrama style with interviews and commentary added by the still living principles involved in Faustina's case. It is an almost unbelievable story.

I've begun a small review - I'll probably post it in the movie thread.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 03, 2019 12:02 PM (Y4EXg)

299 Is that not a perpetual condition of being a doggeh?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 03, 2019 12:01 PM (BiNEL)

*whines hopefully*

Posted by: vdoggeh woof woof at December 03, 2019 12:03 PM (G546f)

300 FWIW I wrote Chik fil a you're fired email too. Nothing bombastic.

Posted by: torabora at December 03, 2019 12:03 PM (kueNN)

301
I didn't find Cleveland to be that intolerable.
Of course I was only there on a business trip in 1998. But they knew
how to A/C businesses -- the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is cold -- and everybody seemed fairly nice.



Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 03, 2019 12:00 PM (Ejm1K)


So you would voluntarily go back? I wouldn't.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 03, 2019 12:03 PM (1CjJc)

302 276 Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 03, 2019 11:56 AM (Ejm1K)

You don't sound like you're from Louisiana.
Posted by: Easy Andy at December 03, 2019


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You jest . . . but I've been stuck here most of my life. I escaped to CO for 4 good years, but got sucked back down here. Never in my life, never, did I feel I belonged here. God, I want to leave.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 03, 2019 12:03 PM (Ejm1K)

303 Just had occasion to copy this at another site. It's OT, but always worth repeating:

You cannot hope to bribe or twist
(thank God!) the British journalist.
But, seeing what the man will do
unbribed, there's no occasion to.

- Humbert Wolfe

Often, though understandably, misattributed to Hillaire Belloc.

BTW, I really hate the way corporate-speak goes in for "it will focus its giving to address three critical needs facing children: education, homelessness and hunger." WTF does CFA have to do with the first two? Are they setting up classrooms and cots in their stores? (And why didn't they address climate change and LGBTQWERTY rights? Fascists!)

Fortunately, my wife makes a better chicken sandwich. So I never go there anyway. (I did a few years back for the support day, but that was it.)

Posted by: Eeyore at December 03, 2019 12:03 PM (ZbwAu)

304 When I go to Zillow to see what's available in my price range (which
isn't much), there's a big blank spot around McKinney/Allen/Plano.



So no matter what, I'm almost certainly going to have to commute. *sigh*

Posted by: IllTemperedCur


Might check redfin.com also, but best bet is local realtor. Good luck ITC

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at December 03, 2019 12:03 PM (5l6gb)

305 And now, Drudge's daily the-economy-is-collapsing-and-we're-all-gonna-starve update:

SANTA RALLY STOPPED

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 03, 2019 12:03 PM (+y/Ru)

306 Mike is the Democratic consultant equivalent of the Rubes that ran Meg Whitman's campaign in CA.

Posted by: Darrell Harris

Yeah, they're going to strip this bozo like you see those sharks do to those whales at the bottom of the ocean videos.

Posted by: Boswell at December 03, 2019 12:03 PM (32YRo)

307 What I don't get about any preemptive spin is that
the truth is that much more crushing when it comes out. The higher your
expectations, the greater your disappointment and all?



Post-Mueller report Brennan sputtering and stuttering on MSNBC
"Uh-bee, uh-buh, I guess, uh-buh, my sources led me to believe, uh-bee, I
suspected there was more than there actually was" was not a good moment
for him or his drooling audience.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at December 03, 2019 11:59 AM (M9ntN)

They are trying to ingrain their message before the report comes out in hopes that their message is what sticks.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 03, 2019 12:03 PM (nAiE/)

308 Zillow is to realty what WebMD is to medicine.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 03, 2019 12:03 PM (iCT9r)

309 Thank you again for taking the time to share your comments and concerns
with us. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you in one of our
restaurants soon.


Heh. The virtue signaling will continue until your morale improves.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at December 03, 2019 12:03 PM (vtcmf)

310 308
Zillow is to realty what WebMD is to medicine.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 03, 2019 12:03 PM (iCT9r)

How do you get genital warts on your easement? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 03, 2019 12:04 PM (1CjJc)

311 >>What I don't get about any preemptive spin is that the truth is that much more crushing when it comes out. The higher your expectations, the greater your disappointment and all?

Unfortunately, that's not how it works. Look around, people have been freaking out since this leak came out through one of the long time leak targets of the deep state, Devlin Barrett, last night.

Many people are convinced it's true because why would the same people who lied to you for 3 years about Russia collusion lie to you know? Yes, it's dumb but there you go.

The goal is to get enough people spun up so badly they don't care what truth comes out and will already start insisting the IG report is a whitewash. It's already happening and those people will never admit that it isn't a whitewash even if the facts say otherwise.

It's called narrative building. It's been going on for years. And no matter how many time they do it, no matter how many times it's pointed out that this is what is going on, we go through these same periods of spin Every. Single. Time.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 03, 2019 12:04 PM (ZLI7S)

312 Obviously the path has strayed from what I wrote back in April. Gillibrand I was WAY off on. Klobuchar is still in it which is weird.

Harris though is poison and a Biden Harris teamup is not in the cards.

Posted by: blaster at December 03, 2019 12:04 PM (9VeU0)

313 well fuck me. Greta on the Shelf is just a Babylon Bee bit. I thought my Christmas shopping was going to be done in one stroke.

Posted by: x at December 03, 2019 12:05 PM (nFwvY)

314 Where the hell is the Cathy family while this is going on?

Posted by: Still Another Zap Rowsdower at December 03, 2019 12:05 PM (P/ALc)

315 What does that have to do with the information Graham has regarding the IG report?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at December 03, 2019 11:57 AM (q80AH)


I guess, is there a reason to trust that he's representing it accurately? He puts on a show of being on right side, but there's no reason to believe he is.

I'm not sure what motivates him.

Posted by: Emmie at December 03, 2019 12:05 PM (87gB3)

316 310 308
Zillow is to realty what WebMD is to medicine.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 03, 2019 12:03 PM (iCT9r)

How do you get genital warts on your easement? Asking for a friend.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 03, 2019 12:04 PM (1CjJc)

Slowly, then all of a sudden.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 03, 2019 12:05 PM (iCT9r)

317
It would be hilarious if both Kamala and Newsome lost in 2022.

Kamala because she made herself look really weak through her awful presidential campaign, and Newsome through the number of crises that he's done nothing to abate in his state.

Probably won't happen, and if it did, we'd get worse people than them, but ti would still be hilarious.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

========

Do you think Newsom will run for prez in 2024, or finish ruining California to the best of his term-limited ability and run in 2028?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at December 03, 2019 12:05 PM (M9ntN)

318 i also live in a state californians aren't moving to.

the downside is that it's california.
Posted by: Anachronda at December 03, 2019 11:57 AM (sGtp+)
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Made me laugh.

Oh wait, I live here too.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 03, 2019 12:00 PM (qC1Sy)
........

I cried. I live here too.

Posted by: wth at December 03, 2019 12:05 PM (v0R5T)

319 Another thing in the Texas Senate race - although it

pains us conservatives to say it, Cornyn is actually a bit more popular

with Texas voters than Cruz is. Cornyn should get +/- 60 points on

election day, no matter what the fake polls say before then.



Posted by: Tom Servo at December 03, 2019 11:14 AM (Kpl3J)

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Agreed. Somehow, the name recognition machine keeps squishies like Cornyn, Kay Bailey, Granger, and Roger Williams safe in their seats.

It is the same machine that also keeps Jackson-Lee in her seat.

Low-info, vote for 'da party, even if I can't name anything they do, voters.

Posted by: reason at December 03, 2019 12:06 PM (kZVsz)

320 313 well fuck me. Greta on the Shelf is just a Babylon Bee bit. I thought my Christmas shopping was going to be done in one stroke.
Posted by: x at December 03, 2019 12:05 PM (nFwvY)

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lol

Posted by: SMH at December 03, 2019 12:06 PM (RU4sa)

321 Although, the earlier discussion of the dump in Anna has me raising an eyebrow.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur


That's more Melissa. And it's east/northeast of town. Go west of 75 or north and you'll be ok.

Where is the shop? Depending, Farmersville west of McKinney on 380 could be a possibility.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 03, 2019 12:06 PM (ZOlfu)

322 -
--
Both of those papers use deep state leakers as sources, so they are
publishing the investigations' targets legal defense talking points.

Posted by: Lizzy



===========



What I don't get about any preemptive spin is that the truth is that
much more crushing when it comes out. The higher your expectations, the
greater your disappointment and all?

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

The NYT still thinks they determine the news. They play up false stories that sound bad for Trump. When the truth comes out, they ignore that story and move on. Therefore all the news has been bad for Trump because anything the NYT doesn't play up, is obviously un-news.

Posted by: irright at December 03, 2019 12:06 PM (pMGkg)

323 301
I didn't find Cleveland to be that intolerable.
Of course I was only there on a business trip in 1998. But they knew
how to A/C businesses -- the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is cold -- and everybody seemed fairly nice.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 03, 2019 12:00 PM (Ejm1K)


So you would voluntarily go back? I wouldn't.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 03, 2019


*
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Since I have no idea what the place is like now, I'd be wary of even visiting. All I can say is, at that time, I'd been to worse places. Pensacola, FL, in July is the devil's steambath, and Tucson, AZ in June is his dry sauna.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 03, 2019 12:06 PM (Ejm1K)

324 Lets not get our panties in a wad about blombergstein.
He is stall after 58 million at a whopping 6%

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 03, 2019 12:06 PM (cEsBM)

325 I think the individual CFA's are probably giving their negative opinions on the actions and the resulting drop in sales to Corporate Office. I wonder if they get a form letter back too.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 03, 2019 12:06 PM (WI7YS)

326 317 Do you think Newsom will run for prez in 2024, or finish ruining California to the best of his term-limited ability and run in 2028?
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at December 03, 2019 12:05 PM (M9ntN)

==========

Having put zero thought into it before this very moment: Yes, assuming he wins re-election in 2022.

He'll use his win as a mandate to run for president. He will go nowhere because he's an awful governor who rose to power in a one party state and has no idea to appeal to anyone to the right of the Squad.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at December 03, 2019 12:06 PM (q80AH)

327 I wonder what would happen if someone wrote a letter to CFA praising their decision and "putting those ignorant intolerant Christers in their place" what sort of response they would get.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at December 03, 2019 12:07 PM (O7MnT)

328 *settles into prone position of neglect and sadness of no walkies*

Posted by: vdoggeh woof woof at December 03, 2019 12:07 PM (G546f)

329 It was funny when the CEO of Zillow went on there to see what his valued at and it was GROSSLY underestimated.

He called for a revamping of the algorithm, fwiw.

Posted by: Sponge at December 03, 2019 12:07 PM (Zz0t1)

330 Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 03, 2019 12:06 PM (Ejm1K)

Air conditioning seems to be a deciding factor for you. You need to get out of LA.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 03, 2019 12:07 PM (1CjJc)

331 325 I think the individual CFA's are probably giving their negative opinions on the actions and the resulting drop in sales to Corporate Office. I wonder if they get a form letter back too.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 03, 2019 12:06 PM (WI7YS)

===========

Yeah, I do imagine the franchise owners who bought into Chik Fil A instead of McDonald's because of the Christian aura around the company aren't letting corporate off, especially if they're seeing dips in sales.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at December 03, 2019 12:08 PM (q80AH)

332 Zillow is to realty what WebMD is to medicine.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 03, 2019 12:03 PM (iCT9r)

---------

Well played.

WebMD - It's a fever! Your head is going to EXPLODE!

Zillow - It's a fever! The market is going to EXPLODE!

Posted by: reason at December 03, 2019 12:08 PM (kZVsz)

333 317 Do you think Newsom will run for prez in 2024, or finish ruining California to the best of his term-limited ability and run in 2028?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at December 03, 2019 12:05 PM (M9ntN)
...........

We're gonna need more men's hair products.

Posted by: wth at December 03, 2019 12:08 PM (v0R5T)

334 327 I wonder what would happen if someone wrote a letter to CFA praising their decision and "putting those ignorant intolerant Christers in their place" what sort of response they would get.
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at December 03, 2019 12:07 PM (O7MnT)

=========

I assume that if I think of it, it's already been done.

I'm sure they got a form letter back, whoever sent that message, which has assuredly happened.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at December 03, 2019 12:08 PM (q80AH)

335 Lets not get our panties in a wad about blombergstein.

He is stall after 58 million at a whopping 6%

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 03, 2019 12:06 PM (cEsBM)

In the meantime, he and Tom Steyer can bid up the cost of political ads.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 03, 2019 12:08 PM (nAiE/)

336
As always, I believe nobody in the government or the media. We'll see what we see when this report comes out.

That said, Lindsey Graham has heretofore done precisely none of the things he has promised WRT to investigating the coup as SJC chairman, so there's that.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 03, 2019 12:09 PM (AzW6q)

337 KEITEL: Hollywood needs to be reformed...

Less commercialized, more authentic...

-
Yeah, good luck with that.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 03, 2019 12:09 PM (+y/Ru)

338
So far, quiet. I'm in the next town west of them.

They might need one more election cycle before they go nuts.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 03, 2019 11:50 AM (ZOlfu)
Huh, we're practically neighbors rickb

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 03, 2019 12:09 PM (DI/ar)

339 "35
Hi XXXXX:
We now have your email and have located your physical
position utilizing our AI software. Our team of SJW "Kapos" will soon be
there to help you in your resettlement.

Customer Service Team

Chick-fil-A, Inc."

These kapos...will you miss them much?

Posted by: Still Another Zap Rowsdower at December 03, 2019 12:09 PM (P/ALc)

340 CFA rarely sees me outside of peach shake season, but it's just one more unanswered shot "our" side has taken in the culture wars.

Posted by: Colonel Kurtz at December 03, 2019 12:09 PM (rGgyS)

341 Here is a link to a real estate app that is kept up-to-date, unlike Zillow:

http://warrenknight.yourkwagent.com/

Posted by: Emmie at December 03, 2019 12:10 PM (87gB3)

342 Always interested in people's best case scenarios, in this instance concerning next years elections. I always ask myself, " does my best case scenario match up with reality" ? Usually, I take my best case scenario out to the woods, shoot it, and bury it in a shallow grave.

Posted by: john knox at December 03, 2019 12:10 PM (bCLt0)

343 KEITEL: Hollywood needs to be reformed...

Less commercialized, more authentic...

-
Yeah, good luck with that.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 03, 2019 12:09 PM (+y/Ru)


Who?

Posted by: Sponge at December 03, 2019 12:10 PM (Zz0t1)

344 It was funny when the CEO of Zillow went on there to see what his valued at and it was GROSSLY underestimated.

He called for a revamping of the algorithm, fwiw.
Posted by: Sponge at December 03, 2019 12:07 PM (Zz0t1)

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

The two biggest outrages in life are:
1) The tax appraisal of your home
2) The market value of your home

Posted by: reason at December 03, 2019 12:10 PM (kZVsz)

345 Huh, we're practically neighbors rickb
Posted by: DamnedYankee


*fistbump

Posted by: rickb223 at December 03, 2019 12:10 PM (ZOlfu)

346 "I wonder if they get a form letter back too."

They'll get mandatory sensitivity training.

Posted by: Chris M at December 03, 2019 12:10 PM (eAZVt)

347 337 KEITEL: Hollywood needs to be reformed...

Less commercialized, more authentic...

-
Yeah, good luck with that.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 03, 2019 12:09 PM (+y/Ru)

=========

Harvey?

Well, yeah, it does. It's product has become homogonized to a delirious degree. It's managed by awful people. Its actors are preening idiots who wake up with the desire to piss off potential audiences.

Yes, Hollywood is desperately broken, but it's not going to fix itself.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at December 03, 2019 12:11 PM (q80AH)

348 Zillow is to realty what WebMD is to medicine.


******

Your 4 bed 3 bath with vaulted. ceilings, granite countertops and a three car garage with ocean view has lupus!

Posted by: Muldoon at December 03, 2019 12:11 PM (m45I2)

349

WebMD - It's a fever! Your head is going to EXPLODE!

WebMD is that morose little kid in Kindergarten Cop.

"It might be a tumor."

Posted by: Pug Mahon at December 03, 2019 12:11 PM (xPJvm)

350
Although, the earlier discussion of the dump in Anna has me raising an eyebrow.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur


That's more Melissa. And it's east/northeast of town. Go west of 75 or north and you'll be ok.

Where is the shop? Depending, Farmersville west of McKinney on 380 could be a possibility.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 03, 2019 12:06 PM (ZOlfu)







Allen, just off of 75 and Bethany.

And Farmersville is west of McKinney only if you go all the way around the globe.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 03, 2019 12:11 PM (kw0bd)

351 Your 4 bed 3 bath with vaulted. ceilings, granite countertops and a three car garage with ocean view has lupus!
Posted by: Muldoon at December 03, 2019 12:11 PM (m45I2)p


Or syphilis. One of those, for sure.

Posted by: blaster at December 03, 2019 12:12 PM (9VeU0)

352 What does that have to do with the information Graham has regarding the IG report?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at December 03, 2019 11:57 AM (q80AH)


He goes both ways?

Posted by: Sponge at December 03, 2019 12:12 PM (Zz0t1)

353 Lines on the mirror...lines on her face

Life in the fast line....Doo dah dooo dooo day

Braaaaang brannnng brang....

Posted by: Hunter Biden, Deadbeat Dad at December 03, 2019 12:12 PM (kueNN)

354 349

WebMD - It's a fever! Your head is going to EXPLODE!

WebMD is that morose little kid in Kindergarten Cop.

"It might be a tumor."
Posted by: Pug Mahon at December 03, 2019 12:11 PM (xPJvm)

=========

I still want to see some "react" video where the producers show the scene of the kid saying, "Boys have a penis, girls have a vagina" to some SJWs and record their reaction.

Just tell them beforehand that they're going to react to an Arnold movie, or something.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at December 03, 2019 12:12 PM (q80AH)

355 And Farmersville is west of McKinney only if you go all the way around the globe.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur


Crap. East. Sorry. You go west to get to 75.
Duh.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 03, 2019 12:12 PM (ZOlfu)

356 345
Huh, we're practically neighbors rickb

Posted by: DamnedYankee





*fistbump

Posted by: rickb223 at December 03, 2019 12:10 PM (ZOlfu)
Sounds like I'm probably in a < 10 mile swoop to your south. I expect Frisco will go all Plano/Carrollton in any election from here on.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 03, 2019 12:12 PM (DI/ar)

357 Where is the shop? Depending, Farmersville west of McKinney on 380 could be a possibility.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 03, 2019 12:06 PM (ZOlfu)


You'll want to stay away from 380 as far as humanly possible......

Posted by: Sponge at December 03, 2019 12:12 PM (Zz0t1)

358 When I send an adios amigo letter to a company I immediately delete any response without reading it. At that point I no longer care.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 03, 2019 12:12 PM (v0qEa)

359 313 well fuck me. Greta on the Shelf is just a Babylon Bee bit. I thought my Christmas shopping was going to be done in one stroke.
Posted by: x

Yeah, right? I had so many on my list taken care of with this beauty - too bad that couldn't get someone to make this.

Posted by: Boswell at December 03, 2019 12:13 PM (32YRo)

360 AoS health tips > WebMD

Posted by: wth at December 03, 2019 12:13 PM (v0R5T)

361 Ordinance Forbids Throwing Snowballs In City.

-
Common sense snowball control.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 03, 2019 12:13 PM (+y/Ru)

362 "WebMD is that morose little kid in Kindergarten Cop.
'It might be a tumor.'"

"It's not a tuner!" - my wife every time I mention the radio tuner (as opposed to CD, etc...).

Posted by: Chris M at December 03, 2019 12:13 PM (eAZVt)

363 Ah vmom, walk the poor puppeh.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at December 03, 2019 12:13 PM (RD7QR)

364 344
The two biggest outrages in life are:
1) The tax appraisal of your home
2) The market value of your home
Posted by: reason at December 03, 2019 12:10 PM (kZVsz)
_______

I've long believed that, when your local government makes a tax appraisal of your home, it should be a legally binding offer. If the owner wants, he can say "Sold."

Posted by: Eeyore at December 03, 2019 12:14 PM (ZbwAu)

365 How do you get genital warts on your easement? Asking for a friend.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 03, 2019 12:04 PM (1CjJc)


Slap hot iron to it.

Posted by: blaster at December 03, 2019 12:14 PM (9VeU0)

366 Forget Gretta, get a trumpybear.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 03, 2019 12:14 PM (v0qEa)

367 Greta IS an odd-looking little creature. I thought the girls from her country were more appealing?

Posted by: john knox at December 03, 2019 12:14 PM (bCLt0)

368 Greta IS an odd-looking little creature. I thought the girls from her country were more appealing?
Posted by: john knox at December 03, 2019 12:14 PM (bCLt0)


She's got an extra 1/4 chromosome.

Posted by: Sponge at December 03, 2019 12:15 PM (Zz0t1)

369 How do you get genital warts on your easement?


********

Double parking.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 03, 2019 12:15 PM (m45I2)

370 367 Greta IS an odd-looking little creature. I thought the girls from her country were more appealing?
Posted by: john knox at December 03, 2019 12:14 PM (bCLt0)

=========

Not all of them can look like Harriet Andersson in the mid 50s.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at December 03, 2019 12:15 PM (q80AH)

371 315 What does that have to do with the information Graham has regarding the IG report?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at December 03, 2019 11:57 AM (q80AH)

I guess, is there a reason to trust that he's representing it accurately? He puts on a show of being on right side, but there's no reason to believe he is.

I'm not sure what motivates him.
Posted by: Emmie at December 03, 2019 12:05 PM (87gB3)


Up for re-election in 2020. So campaign donations and votes.

Posted by: Buzzion at December 03, 2019 12:15 PM (d4Cay)

372 All the people who claim here that they are in CA, LA, NY, or anyplace else, are clearly BSing. Everyone knows that all AoSHQ comments come from Macedonia.

Posted by: Eeyore at December 03, 2019 12:16 PM (ZbwAu)

373 NOOD.

Posted by: Sponge at December 03, 2019 12:16 PM (Zz0t1)

374 How do you get genital warts on your easement?


********

Going the wrong way on a One-Way street.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 03, 2019 12:16 PM (m45I2)

375 Good morning, all! Doesn't this comment look nice and smooth? And see that little bit of sparkle? All courtesy of my brand new fiber optic cable.

The little circle thingy that goes round and round and round is gone. rickl was right...life is good.

On the down side, the pigling still has the infection and my local vet has exhausted his repertoire so I'll be taking the Wilbur to my previous pig vet in Iowa on Thursday. Yah, I know he's just a rodent. But I owe 'em one.

Posted by: creeper at December 03, 2019 12:16 PM (XxJt1)

376 Sounds like I'm probably in a
Posted by: DamnedYankee


+1.

So far, everyone has been mellow as far as elections/local ordinances go. Frisco/Plano/Carrollton do have pockets of HOA madness though.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 03, 2019 12:17 PM (ZOlfu)

377 Bloomberg is now polling ahead of Harris.
Posted by: Tom Servo at December 03, 2019 11:38 AM (Kpl3J)

Anyone who runs a few ads is polling ahead of Harris.

Posted by: Fogged-up Surfperch at December 03, 2019 12:17 PM (tVQUs)

378 367
Greta IS an odd-looking little creature. I thought the girls from her country were more appealing?

Posted by: john knox at December 03, 2019 12:14 PM (bCLt0)
This is what happens when you replace the fluid in the amniotic sac with alcohol.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 03, 2019 12:17 PM (aJkzG)

379 >>I'm not sure what motivates him.

He's the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He meets regularly with Barr as a requirement of his job. He's also a Trump supporter.

He's a lot more knowledgeable about what's really going on than Devlin fucking Barrett or the Washington Post.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 03, 2019 12:17 PM (ZLI7S)

380
KEITEL: Hollywood needs to be reformed...

Less commercialized, more authentic...

-
Yeah, good luck with that.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 03, 2019 12:09 PM (+y/Ru)

Who?
Posted by: Sponge at December 03, 2019 12:10 PM (Zz0t1)








After losing WWII while being Adolf's Wehrmacht butt-boy, Keitel went to Hollywood to make his fortune...

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 03, 2019 12:17 PM (kw0bd)

381 Greta IS an odd-looking little creature. I thought the girls from her country were more appealing?
Posted by: john knox

I assume it's malnutrition from her eating dosorder

Posted by: vdoggeh woof woof at December 03, 2019 12:17 PM (G546f)

382 Yeah, good luck with that.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 03, 2019 12:09 PM (+y/Ru)

Who?

-
Harvey Keitel.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 03, 2019 12:18 PM (+y/Ru)

383 Eet moar kowz.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 03, 2019 12:18 PM (/sgva)

384 Cornyn isn't great, but he's not a Jeff Flake either, and he's certainly not a Sheldon Whitehouse. It would be nice to do better, but there's no realistic challenger to him inside the Texas GOP today, and he's still better than any Dem.
Posted by: Tom Servo

Why not Abbott

Posted by: Jean at December 03, 2019 12:18 PM (nO72o)

385 367 Greta IS an odd-looking little creature. I thought the girls from her country were more appealing?
Posted by: john knox at December 03, 2019 12:14 PM (bCLt0)



Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. I would bet on it.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at December 03, 2019 12:18 PM (ujg0T)

386 384 Cornyn isn't great, but he's not a Jeff Flake either, and he's certainly not a Sheldon Whitehouse. It would be nice to do better, but there's no realistic challenger to him inside the Texas GOP today, and he's still better than any Dem.
Posted by: Tom Servo

Why not Abbott
Posted by: Jean at December 03, 2019 12:18 PM (nO72o)

=========

Busy, and probably not desirous of making a move that could cause a lot of pain to the state party by launching a primary against a sitting senator who's well respected in the state.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at December 03, 2019 12:19 PM (q80AH)

387 oh off puppeh sock

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at December 03, 2019 12:20 PM (G546f)

388 So far, everyone has been mellow as far as
elections/local ordinances go. Frisco/Plano/Carrollton do have pockets
of HOA madness though.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 03, 2019 12:17 PM (ZOlfu)
I checked the voting district in Carrollton during 2016 - "we" voted for Felonia Von Pantsuit.
And "New York" keep showing up on license plates for houses that have been recently bought in the neighborhood.
Hence the wife and I buying some property in East Texas after being here for 30+ years.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 03, 2019 12:20 PM (aJkzG)

389 We just moved our shop from Waxahachie to Allen and
I'm doing the commute until after the New Year when I'm going to start
looking to move up there. When I go to Zillow to see what's available in
my price range (which isn't much), there's a big blank spot around
McKinney/Allen/Plano.



So no matter what, I'm almost certainly going to have to commute. *sigh*



Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 03, 2019 11:54 AM

---

We are moving to the metroplex next year most likely west of Denton. Our Tricare works there unlike up here in Fannin County. Prices are going up nearly every week and I hope we don't get priced out of the market. If that happens we will move back to Kentucky.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at December 03, 2019 12:20 PM (JUOKG)

390 Posted by: Tonypete at December 03, 2019 12:02 PM (Y4EXg)

Great. I would like to read it. I have read her diary-yes, the entire thing and looked at websites about her, but it sounds like both an intellectually interesting as well as an inspiring movie for those who appreciate St Faustina and the Divine Mercy Chaplet.

I also have the Divine Mercy Image in my home.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 03, 2019 12:20 PM (WI7YS)

391 330 Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 03, 2019 12:06 PM (Ejm1K)

Air conditioning seems to be a deciding factor for you. You need to get out of LA.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 03, 2019


*
*

Don't I know it. Ever since Grammie mentioned that Wisconsin people are nice, I've been researching the state.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 03, 2019 12:23 PM (Ejm1K)

392
Posted by: JackStraw at December 03, 2019 12:04 PM (ZLI7S)

======

So in other words, I'm the target of the spin, not the lefties?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at December 03, 2019 12:24 PM (M9ntN)

393 Regarding fake tiddies, I have a true tale of joy. Once, long ago, when I worked as a counselor for severely emotionally disturbed yutes at the local high school, on contract as an employee of the local community mental health center, I had to "work" over spring break while all the faculty was off. This consisted mostly of just wasting time back at the center with the rest of the outsourced counselors. A colleague, let's call her "April" invited me to another office. "Why?" I queried. "Deshay (let's call her) wants to show you something." It was her new D cups. Got to feel them too. They were fake, and spectacular!

Posted by: Farmer Bob at December 03, 2019 12:27 PM (rse7E)

394 I have news for you, Farmer Bob. Ten years later those fake toddies were hard as rocks.

Posted by: creeper at December 03, 2019 12:30 PM (XxJt1)

395 toddies, toddies

potato, potahto

Posted by: creeper at December 03, 2019 12:31 PM (XxJt1)

396 Ah yes. But now, 25 years later, the memory is still fresh, plus,it reminds that any G-rated day of boredom can, without warning, turn into an R-rated romp.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at December 03, 2019 12:34 PM (rse7E)

397 tiddies dammit

Eff you, autocucumber.

Posted by: creeper at December 03, 2019 12:34 PM (XxJt1)

398 I changed most all of my lights to LED. In the basement I took apart the florescent fixtures, took out the ballast, and simply wired the LED tubes for the right voltage. Simple wiring, and so far so good.
Posted by: Colin at December 03, 2019 11:30 AM (AYhwO)

I saw a "thousand watt equivalent" LED bulb yesterday in a guy's shop. It gas a standard Edison base, but includes an adapter for mogul base in the box. It shed a lot of light, but really needs to be in one of those polished metal bell-shaped reflectors.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 03, 2019 12:35 PM (/sgva)

399 Duck Duck Go these words:
corporate cancer ....

Have a nice puke.

Posted by: I won't submit at December 03, 2019 12:35 PM (122Gu)

400 357 Where is the shop? Depending, Farmersville west of McKinney on 380 could be a possibility.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 03, 2019 12:06 PM (ZOlfu)


that damn Fighting Farmers water tower is confusing. The Fighting Farmers are Lewisville not Farmersville.

Posted by: x at December 03, 2019 12:36 PM (nFwvY)

401 Well, those boobs are nice right out of the package. But they don't age well.

Posted by: creeper at December 03, 2019 12:37 PM (XxJt1)

402 And "New York" keep showing up on license plates for houses that have been recently bought in the neighborhood.
Hence the wife and I buying some property in East Texas after being here for 30+ years.
Posted by: DamnedYankee

will no one rid damned yankee of all these new damn yankees?

Posted by: x at December 03, 2019 12:40 PM (nFwvY)

403 >>So in other words, I'm the target of the spin, not the lefties?

You both are.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 03, 2019 12:42 PM (ZLI7S)

404 comment not found

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at December 03, 2019 12:43 PM (q80AH)

405
will no one rid damned yankee of all these new damn yankees?

Posted by: x at December 03, 2019 12:40 PM (nFwvY)
EXACTLY! Freakin yankees go home!

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 03, 2019 12:47 PM (aJkzG)

406 TJM @404

Nicely played. That must take some finesse.

Posted by: creeper at December 03, 2019 12:48 PM (XxJt1)

407 how much fid they give the SPLC and are we sure it wasn't just an employee donation matching thing?
Posted by: vmom's in the kitchen at December 03, 2019 11:50 AM (G546f)

Ten cents is too much. And even matching employee donations should be screened. What if an employee were to give a grand to the Church of Satan? OK for CFA to match it?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 03, 2019 12:50 PM (/sgva)

408 406 TJM @404

Nicely played. That must take some finesse.
Posted by: creeper at December 03, 2019 12:48 PM (XxJt1)

=========

Boredom + timing

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at December 03, 2019 12:53 PM (q80AH)

409 Take the money you would have spent at CFAsnd srnd it directly to the organizations and movements you THOUGHT they did support...

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at December 03, 2019 01:22 PM (ABuva)

410 I got the same form letter. I will go in person on my next day off and speak to the manager.

Posted by: Former SSG at December 03, 2019 01:50 PM (aDWNv)

411 Just saw a segment on "Access Daily" touting the Salvation Army.

I guess Mario Lopez is really going to get canned this time.

Posted by: mercenary13 at December 03, 2019 01:58 PM (RUunu)

412 Their response is precisely why it's a waste of time to even TRY to get a point across to corporate America.

Fuck 'em. Eat somewhere else. Don't bother telling them why.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at December 03, 2019 02:03 PM (jWe5r)

413 I use an autoresponder myself for my three online businesses, so the "praise" for "quick response" is only attributed to their IT department's choice of vendor for this process. It has nothing to do with actual corporate response ethics.

Posted by: Jonah Kyle at December 03, 2019 02:28 PM (SH7Tr)

414 Yeah...piss on Chik-fil-A. They are converged, and no longer worthy of the patronage of me and my 7 children.

What a disgusting, namby-pamby, BS, rancid diaper load of a response letter. That response is the mealy mouthed disgusting garbage we have come to expect from lying corporate sacks of crap.

Posted by: Pete at December 03, 2019 02:40 PM (K0GOs)

415 Similarly to the author here, I am not a significant presence in the fast-food market; my participation or lack thereof is inconsequential.
But I have upped my donations to the Salvation Army. Bigly. It would be satisfying to see any change in the Chick-fil-A bottom line to be hugely overwhelmed by increases in donations to the Salvation Army.

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at December 03, 2019 04:49 PM (17+9D)

416 Chick-A-Fila chickened out Goodbye fools

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at December 03, 2019 05:26 PM (wGqjj)

417 If Chick-Fil-A is a publicly traded company with stockholders, then (silly me) I think its key objective would be to "maximize shareholder value." Arguably, then, all these donations to various causes are monies that could be returned to the stockholders as dividends.

Perhaps the stockholders should sue along those lines. Does anyone know if such is possible?

Posted by: Ocassional Commenter at December 03, 2019 08:08 PM (Ezw/y)

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Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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