Jo-Jo Learns About Taxes

Jo-Jo is 25% more conservative than he was three minutes ago.

Posted by: Ace at 01:27 PM




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Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at July 27, 2020 01:27 PM (LvTSG)

2 Mornin' Ace

Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs at July 27, 2020 01:27 PM (ZI4/t)

3 Jo-Jo is 25% more conservative than he was three minutes ago.

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"What we need to do is tear down the system completely so that I don't need to work. Instead, we will be assigned functions according to our ability and provided resources according to our needs."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at July 27, 2020 01:28 PM (LvTSG)

4 and it ain't gonna get no better.....

Posted by: BignJames at July 27, 2020 01:28 PM (X/Pw5)

5 good JoJo
get back

Posted by: Oh Look Hawk eating SQUIRREL at July 27, 2020 01:29 PM (64PZ4)

6 Ace! Check your email

Posted by: IrishEi at July 27, 2020 01:29 PM (sGotD)

7
But I already have a Social Security number!

Posted by: ArthurK at July 27, 2020 01:29 PM (mxHTN)

8 lol

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 27, 2020 01:30 PM (3H9h1)

9 Would'nt Jo-Jo be pleased to have the payroll tax suspended for a little while by Trump?
And I suspect he'd be a little less-pleased when it was reenstated Biden!

Posted by: AZ deplorably isolated at July 27, 2020 01:30 PM (gtatv)

10 But I already have a Social Security number!
Posted by: ArthurK at July 27, 2020 01:29 PM (mxHTN)
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And you get to pay for the privilege of having that number!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at July 27, 2020 01:30 PM (WEBkv)

11 Who is this FICA Asshoe and why is he taking my money....?

Posted by: WitchDoktor, back to no one giving a damn. at July 27, 2020 01:30 PM (PFAAg)

12 I'm assuming JoJo lives in Tucson Arizona

Posted by: Rick in SK at July 27, 2020 01:30 PM (FZYNt)

13 Welcome to the real world, bruh. Don't worry, you'll get used to confiscatory taxes after the government screws you time and time again.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 27, 2020 01:30 PM (bkUtD)

14 Work harder, young man, for the privilege of paying higher taxes.

Posted by: mrp at July 27, 2020 01:31 PM (Pqytn)

15 I'm assuming JoJo lives in Tucson Arizona
Posted by: Rick in SK at July 27, 2020 01:30 PM (FZYNt)
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Probably bought some CA grass after seeing how much he paid in taxes.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at July 27, 2020 01:31 PM (WEBkv)

16 "What we need to do is tear down the system completely so that I don't need to work. Instead, we will be assigned functions according to our ability and provided resources according to our needs."
Posted by: TheJamesMadison



Your food ration lasts 21 days.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 27, 2020 01:31 PM (OZZ16)

17 It is kinda funny.

Posted by: Someguy at July 27, 2020 01:31 PM (Zm+LZ)

18 I saw this yesterday, I hope it sinks in. Hard.
And once he's out of the house, he'll start to notice all the crap tacked onto every single bill he's got.

Posted by: clutch cargo at July 27, 2020 01:31 PM (8B6Ng)

19 Is it cold where JoJo's lives?

Posted by: Archer at July 27, 2020 01:31 PM (gmo/4)

20 Probably bought some CA grass after seeing how much he paid in taxes.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing

can you still sell grass in Cali without having to pay tax?

Posted by: Rick in SK at July 27, 2020 01:32 PM (FZYNt)

21 hiya

Posted by: JT at July 27, 2020 01:32 PM (arJlL)

22 Dude was probably a Bernie supporter before opening the check. "Nah brah, it's only the rich who get taxed!"

LOLGF.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 27, 2020 01:32 PM (bkUtD)

23 Who is this FICA Asshoe and why is he taking my money....?

Posted by: WitchDoktor, back to no one giving a damn. at July 27, 2020 01:30 PM (PFAAg)

To keep me in the lifestyle to which I've become accustomed...

Posted by: BignJames at July 27, 2020 01:32 PM (X/Pw5)

24 3 Jo-Jo is 25% more conservative than he was three minutes ago.

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"What we need to do is tear down the system completely so that I don't need to work. Instead, we will be assigned functions according to our ability and provided resources according to our needs."
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at July 27, 2020 01:28 PM (LvTSG)

So the game plan is this. We're going to trick all the smart and capable people to work to support our lifestyles. What could possibly go wrong?

Posted by: Someguy at July 27, 2020 01:32 PM (Zm+LZ)

25 Welcome to the real world, bro. It's mad fun.

I'm just concerned you're not paying your fair share....

Posted by: Blacksheep at July 27, 2020 01:32 PM (8/DeP)

26 Your food ration lasts 21 days.
Posted by: rickb223 at July 27, 2020 01:31 PM (OZZ16)
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But, through conservation, we can extend those rations to infinity and beyond!

-CA politicians who enacted a watering ban...

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at July 27, 2020 01:32 PM (WEBkv)

27 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at July 27, 2020 01:33 PM (Zz0t1)

28 Tonight, on a Very Special Episode : Jo-Jo Learns a Valuable Lesson

Posted by: garrett at July 27, 2020 01:33 PM (hiSNJ)

29 I saw this on Insta, hilarious. Welcome to the real world kid.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at July 27, 2020 01:33 PM (k/TB6)

30 I think the sad part for him is that he's paying for a system that will likely be completely bankrupt by the time he can take advantage of it.


But that's obviously Drumpf's fault.

Posted by: clutch cargo at July 27, 2020 01:33 PM (8B6Ng)

31 JoJo dancer, your taxman is calling.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at July 27, 2020 01:33 PM (HmZuC)

32 27 FIRST!!!!!
Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe!

and you'll get taxed like you were

Posted by: Rick in SK at July 27, 2020 01:33 PM (FZYNt)

33 This video exemplifies why the fuckers are out rioting. It's MUCH more profitable than having a real job and paying all them damn taxes.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at July 27, 2020 01:33 PM (Zz0t1)

34 can you still sell grass in Cali without having to pay tax?
Posted by: Rick in SK
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No, the taxes are so high on 'legal' mj that the black market mj is still going strong.

It's almost like high taxes make people do things to avoid paying them!

Posted by: AZ deplorably isolated at July 27, 2020 01:33 PM (gtatv)

35 Biden should announce VP by Friday.

Prolly waiting for someone to throw dirt on Lewis.

Posted by: Ha at July 27, 2020 01:33 PM (EiNjl)

36 Damn... at first I thought this was surely going to be fake, but yeah, no, I don't think that was fake.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 27, 2020 01:34 PM (hku12)

37 But I got my social security number! LMAO.

Posted by: ShainS the at July 27, 2020 01:34 PM (MINFw)

38 "But I already GOT my social security number!"

LMFAO

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at July 27, 2020 01:34 PM (Zz0t1)

39 31 JoJo dancer, your taxman is calling.
Posted by: Citizen Cake at July 27, 2020 01:33 PM (HmZuC)

That's one for you, nineteen for me

Posted by: josephistan at July 27, 2020 01:34 PM (Izzlo)

40 Lady Gaga said she needed to be revived the first time her accountant told her how much she needed to write a check for to pay quarterly taxes after she became successful. But I am sure she still votes Democrat

Posted by: Jen the original at July 27, 2020 01:34 PM (IcIT9)

41 Dude needs to never vote Democrat! Register (I) or (R), Jojo!

Posted by: runningrn at July 27, 2020 01:34 PM (EZJ/Z)

42 I remember that day from when I was a kid. WTF! I feel for ya Jojo. I larfed when the other kid called it social insecurity.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at July 27, 2020 01:34 PM (eMbrB)

43 You feel sorry for the kid but I think he will do ok and become a productive citizen.

Posted by: Drider at July 27, 2020 01:34 PM (R/UH9)

44 can you still sell grass in Cali without having to pay tax?
Posted by: Rick in SK
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No, the taxes are so high on 'legal' mj that the black market mj is still going strong.

It's almost like high taxes make people do things to avoid paying them!
Posted by: AZ deplorably isolated



Jesus H. Christ. It's an all cash business. Lie!

Posted by: rickb223 at July 27, 2020 01:35 PM (OZZ16)

45 The government do take a bite, don't she.
- Fat Payroll lady in Raising Arizona

Posted by: Archer at July 27, 2020 01:35 PM (gmo/4)

46 Ah, a common reaction. There are only two differences between this kid's experience and mine at the same observation:
- I knew what the line items were, because my dad warned me in advance that I was going to be pissed
- I swore a lot more where I could be heard by my parents

Nothing like those line items on your first pay stub to act as one hell of a wake-up call. Doubly so when you consider that:
- Your first paycheck ever is usually small, and thus the percentages will *never* get better
- Your employer is forbidden to show you (forbidden by law) that he *also* had to pay the same amount in SS/Medicare taxes on your behalf and that is *also* money you didn't get to put in your pocket.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 27, 2020 01:35 PM (hYcqw)

47 >>>That's one for you, nineteen for me



Bugs Bunny: "One for you, one, two for me. Two for you, One, two, three for me..."

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 27, 2020 01:35 PM (bkUtD)

48 We went through a situation similar to this with each of our kids as they transitioned into the workforce.

Each one is conservative now after the realization hit them about progressives, taxes, etc. Very conservative.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 27, 2020 01:35 PM (3H9h1)

49 I remember my "political awareness" began the first day I earned a paycheck as a bagboy for Harris Teeter back in the late 90's.

I worked as early as the age as 12 for family friend's businesses like a bus boy for a restaurant, worked at a bike shop after school assembling bicycles...

But the bagboy job was the first official job. I had calculated up my hours against my wage and thought "yes, I'll have plenty of cash to buy this portable CD player for my car!"

Got the check and couldn't believe how much the government stole from me. Needless to say I didn't get that CD Player like I had hoped. That was the day I became aware of who was taking this money from me.

Posted by: Defenestratus at July 27, 2020 01:35 PM (9V81o)

50 Poor sweetie.

His first check was probably also really low because it was only a fraction of a pay period.

Gotta hurt though.

Hope the guys take him out for pizza or something.

Though my oldest was so cute when he got his first paycheck because even though it was small he bought pizza for the family and he was so adorably proud of himself.

Posted by: Synova at July 27, 2020 01:35 PM (BD/yx)

51 can you still sell grass in Cali without having to pay tax?

Posted by: Rick in SK at July 27, 2020 01:32 PM (FZYNt)


The black market is still the black market. Only now, you're stepping on the toes of the CA Franchise Tax Board. Might as well be messing with the mob.

Posted by: clutch cargo at July 27, 2020 01:35 PM (8B6Ng)

52 I think it's scripted.

Posted by: fly at July 27, 2020 01:36 PM (2M/TV)

53
Odds of Jo-Jo becoming a constitutional conservative.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 27, 2020 01:36 PM (s2VJv)

54 Got the check and couldn't believe how much the government stole from me. Needless to say I didn't get that CD Player like I had hoped. That was the day I became aware of who was taking this money from me.
Posted by: Defenestratus



Now work overtime.

Then work overtime ON a holiday.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 27, 2020 01:36 PM (OZZ16)

55 I'm going to give credit where it's due, if those were adult relatives in the car with him, dad, brothers, uncles, whomever, they did a great job of teaching this young man an important lesson.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 27, 2020 01:36 PM (hku12)

56 52 I think it's scripted.
Posted by: fly at July 27, 2020 01:36 PM (2M/TV)

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There's no little kid being "yelled at" because he's using a hammer on the "new" TV, though.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at July 27, 2020 01:37 PM (LvTSG)

57 >>Got the check and couldn't believe how much the government stole from me.



THAT.


Right there.


THAT is the Lesson, Jo-Jo.

Those Motherfuckers are stealing from you.

Posted by: garrett at July 27, 2020 01:37 PM (hiSNJ)

58 52 I think it's scripted.
Posted by: fly at July 27, 2020 01:36 PM (2M/TV)


Looks too natural.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 27, 2020 01:37 PM (s2VJv)

59 Get taxed Jo Jo!

Posted by: JackStraw at July 27, 2020 01:37 PM (ZLI7S)

60 28 Tonight, on a Very Special Episode : Jo-Jo Learns a Valuable Lesson
Posted by: garrett at July 27, 2020 01:33 PM (hiSNJ)


Yeah: don't work. Just be on welfare.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 27, 2020 01:37 PM (6JYGT)

61 Though my oldest was so cute when he got his first paycheck because even though it was small he bought pizza for the family and he was so adorably proud of himself.
Posted by: Synova at July 27, 2020 01:35 PM (BD/yx)
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Good for him. That's how it should be. When I started making steady money that exceeded my absolute needs, I started contributing to (or paying for) family meals out with my folks. I think that's right, and good for him.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 27, 2020 01:37 PM (hYcqw)

62 Good thing Jojo wasn't in PA, with their wonderful "occupational privilege tax" coming out of the first check. Tax you to go to work.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at July 27, 2020 01:37 PM (C1Lsn)

63 57 >>Got the check and couldn't believe how much the government stole from me.



THAT.


Right there.


THAT is the Lesson, Jo-Jo.

Those Motherfuckers are stealing from you.
Posted by: garrett at July 27, 2020 01:37 PM (hiSNJ)

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Yes.

Become an anarchist and join the protests in Portland. It's the only way.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at July 27, 2020 01:37 PM (LvTSG)

64 red pill without water.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at July 27, 2020 01:37 PM (k/TB6)

65 No, the taxes are so high on 'legal' mj that the black market mj is still going strong.

It's almost like high taxes make people do things to avoid paying them!
Posted by: AZ deplorably isolated at July 27, 2020 01:33 PM (gtatv)

The comical thing about what California is done, is that they've changed violating MJ law from a criminal offense into simply a revenue offense, which no one gives a shit about.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 27, 2020 01:37 PM (Kpl3J)

66 Tonight, on a Very Special Episode : Jo-Jo Learns a Valuable Lesson
Posted by: garrett



Show us on the doll where the taxman touched you.

Posted by: eleven at July 27, 2020 01:37 PM (XTyi0)

67 64 red pill without water.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death

as a suppository

Posted by: Rick in SK at July 27, 2020 01:38 PM (FZYNt)

68 I think it's scripted.
Posted by: fly at July 27, 2020 01:36 PM (2M/TV)


Nah, if it was scripted he would have overreacted.

Looked like a genuine reaction to me.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 27, 2020 01:38 PM (hku12)

69 64 red pill without water.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at July 27, 2020 01:37 PM (k/TB6)


You misspelled "suppository."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 27, 2020 01:38 PM (s2VJv)

70 I used to know a liberal chick in Connecticut, your typical leftist tattooed in all her intimate holes lunatic.

Then one day she decided to start a business and found out how much Connecticut rapes you in taxes when you dare to do something disgusting like work for a living.

Trumpified overnight.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Intensifying My Peaceful Expression of Speech at July 27, 2020 01:38 PM (+dsLj)

71 In other news, the John Lewis world tour is still happening. Dude is gonna smell bad soon!

Posted by: Bama Bubba at July 27, 2020 01:38 PM (mAxkE)

72 I think if it was scripted he'd have been dramatic and saying things instead of silent.

Posted by: Synova at July 27, 2020 01:38 PM (BD/yx)

73 Jo-Jo finds out about white tax paying privilege.

Posted by: Archer at July 27, 2020 01:38 PM (gmo/4)

74 The black market is still the black market. Only now, you're stepping on the toes of the CA Franchise Tax Board. Might as well be messing with the mob.
Posted by: clutch cargo at July 27, 2020 01:35 PM (8B6Ng)
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I sold mom's house in CA, all the money went into Mom's account, to pay for her care.

However, I was warned that, even though I signed off and deeded the house back to mom before selling, the CA Franchise Tax board might come after me, because, as the escrow lady put it, the "CA Franchise Tax Board is hungry."

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at July 27, 2020 01:38 PM (WEBkv)

75 Life of crime looking better every minute.

Posted by: Jo Jo at July 27, 2020 01:39 PM (v0R5T)

76 70 I used to know a liberal chick in Connecticut, your typical leftist tattooed in all her intimate holes lunatic.

Then one day she decided to start a business and found out how much Connecticut rapes you in taxes when you dare to do something disgusting like work for a living.

Trumpified overnight.
Posted by: Two Weeks From Intensifying My Peaceful Expression of Speech at July 27, 2020 01:38 PM (+dsLj)

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It can happen to Democratic candidates for president, too.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at July 27, 2020 01:39 PM (LvTSG)

77 Odds of Jo-Jo becoming a constitutional conservative.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 27, 2020 01:36 PM (s2VJv)

Odds are better that Jo-Jo concludes that dealin' and pimpin' are the ways to go.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 27, 2020 01:39 PM (Kpl3J)

78 71 In other news, the John Lewis world tour is still happening. Dude is gonna smell bad soon!
Posted by: Bama Bubba at July 27, 2020 01:38 PM (mAxkE)


"I know, right?"

- - John McCain Rolling Disco Review

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 27, 2020 01:39 PM (s2VJv)

79 78 71 In other news, the John Lewis world tour is still happening. Dude is gonna smell bad soon!
Posted by: Bama Bubba at July 27, 2020 01:38 PM (mAxkE)


"I know, right?"

- - John McCain Rolling Disco Review
Posted by: J.J. Sefton

Hey! you, get off of my cloud

Posted by: Zombie George Floyd at July 27, 2020 01:39 PM (FZYNt)

80 I think it's scripted.

***********

I dunno it's hard to fake that kind of disappointment you saw in the kid's face.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Intensifying My Peaceful Expression of Speech at July 27, 2020 01:40 PM (+dsLj)

81 Posted by: garrett at July 27, 2020 01:37 PM (hiSNJ)

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Yes.

Become an anarchist and join the protests in Portland. It's the only way.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at July 27, 2020 01:37 PM (LvTSG)


Those are marxists, not anarchists.

Anarchists are sitting back, watching the cities burn. Not intending to do anything except let nature take its course.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 27, 2020 01:40 PM (hku12)

82 I was told by the Smithothian working is racist and stuff.

Posted by: Asshoes at July 27, 2020 01:40 PM (WIi/7)

83 red pill without water.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death

as a suppository
Posted by: Rick in SK


Rolled in sand and pounded in.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 27, 2020 01:40 PM (OZZ16)

84 I think it's scripted.
Posted by: fly at July 27, 2020 01:36 PM (2M/TV)
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If it is scripted the kid will be the next big actor in Hollywood!

Posted by: AZ deplorably isolated at July 27, 2020 01:40 PM (gtatv)

85 Jojo thought he could buy some new kicks but they are gonna have to come from Wal*Mart

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 27, 2020 01:40 PM (KZzsI)

86 How many average Americans had any idea who John Lewis was before last week?

Posted by: Jen the original at July 27, 2020 01:40 PM (IcIT9)

87 40
Lady Gaga said she needed to be revived the first time her accountant
told her how much she needed to write a check for to pay quarterly taxes
after she became successful. But I am sure she still votes Democrat

Posted by: Jen the original at July 27, 2020 01:34 PM (IcIT9)

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Recently read a biography of Harper Lee (she of "To Kill a Mockingbird" and Truman Capote fame), and the primary reason she never wrote and published another novel? She was appalled at the confiscatory taxes -- and most of us are old enough to remember when the top bracket was 90%.

Posted by: ShainS the at July 27, 2020 01:40 PM (MINFw)

88 80 I think it's scripted.

***********

I dunno it's hard to fake that kind of disappointment you saw in the kid's face.
Posted by: Two Weeks From Intensifying My Peaceful Expression of Speech at July 27, 2020 01:40 PM (+dsLj)

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He was quiet for a long time. His face was stonelike as he tried to figure out what was going on.

He didn't start screaming about it, he was honestly trying to figure out what the hell had happened.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at July 27, 2020 01:40 PM (LvTSG)

89 Join us next week, when JoJo goes to spend his net pay and discovers something called "sales tax".

Posted by: Citizen Cake at July 27, 2020 01:41 PM (HmZuC)

90 >>Those are marxists, not anarchists.

>>Anarchists are sitting back, watching the cities burn. Not intending to do anything except let nature take its course.

They are both pawns of the people funding them and directing them.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 27, 2020 01:41 PM (ZLI7S)

91 Rite of Passage.

Posted by: Kensington at July 27, 2020 01:41 PM (44JhU)

92 /Nic fix

Posted by: ShainS at July 27, 2020 01:41 PM (MINFw)

93 I can't breathe

Posted by: Zombie George Floyd at July 27, 2020 01:42 PM (FZYNt)

94 Lady Gaga said she needed to be revived the first time her accountant told her how much she needed to write a check for to pay quarterly taxes after she became successful. But I am sure she still votes Democrat
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Adele said the same thing.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 27, 2020 01:42 PM (vg8iE)

95 I'm going to channel commenter 'No' for a moment. "Government is just the things we all do together". Somebody has to pay for all this togetherness.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at July 27, 2020 01:42 PM (Xpjio)

96 He was quiet for a long time. His face was stonelike as he tried to figure out what was going on.

He didn't start screaming about it, he was honestly trying to figure out what the hell had happened.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison



The gears were stripping.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 27, 2020 01:42 PM (OZZ16)

97 That was my reaction to my first paycheck. Well, not that bad, but man.

Posted by: SFGoth at July 27, 2020 01:42 PM (KAi1n)

98 In England VAT was promised to never go above 2% when it started. Now it's 20%.

On just about every single thing. Including food at restaurants.

Posted by: ... at July 27, 2020 01:42 PM (uEbPt)

99 they took out like $22, iirc from seeing this yesterday. less than 10%, and his SS part is like 7%. And he will probably get some of the income tax part back when he files, if he is only making $12k/year. Still, a funny video ... "fortunately" with MMT, we will all soon be making twice that with no work at all ... Free Money for the Win. /s

Posted by: illiniwek at July 27, 2020 01:42 PM (Cus5s)

100 wasn't John Lewis the idiot who said he got spit on and called the n word while walking through a crowd of them?

This was when Andrew Brietbart offered either a $10k or $100k donation to the charity of his choice if he had proof of it.

I do recall he was chairman of Ways and Means and threw every federal agency he could at the gal up in Tomball, TX that started 'True the Vote'.

Kathy Engebrecht or something similar was her name IIRC.

Posted by: DanMan at July 27, 2020 01:42 PM (RusNE)

101 RIOT!

Posted by: Jo Jo at July 27, 2020 01:42 PM (v0R5T)

102
He was quiet for a long time. His face was stonelike as he tried to figure out what was going on.

He didn't start screaming about it, he was honestly trying to figure out what the hell had happened.
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Yeah. You really really really really hope it was a mistake. But deep down, you know it's not.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 27, 2020 01:43 PM (vg8iE)

103 you all left me...sad

Posted by: runner at July 27, 2020 01:43 PM (zr5Kq)

104 Lady Gaga said she needed to be revived the first time her accountant told her how much she needed to write a check for to pay quarterly taxes after she became successful.

It cracks me up how dimwitted and clueless these people are. Did you figure you wouldn't have to pay anything? In England?

FREE SOCIALIZED MEDICINE! Well, you pay for it, dummy. Just not at the doctor's office.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 27, 2020 01:43 PM (KZzsI)

105 The first pay stub is that moment in time when you find out what a major league fuck job taxes are.

Posted by: Captain Hate at July 27, 2020 01:43 PM (y7DUB)

106 I knew about taxes in HS when I got my first paycheck. The fact this is a shock to anyone is a sad commentary on how dumbed down society is.

Posted by: Asshoes at July 27, 2020 01:43 PM (WIi/7)

107 "Soak the rich!"

Hey Jo-Jo, you're now one of the rich. Congratulations!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 27, 2020 01:43 PM (6JYGT)

108 Odds of Jo-Jo becoming a constitutional conservative.





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 27, 2020 01:36 PM (s2VJv)

Between 7% and 10%.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at July 27, 2020 01:43 PM (nAiE/)

109 Yeah, I remember my first "real" paycheck with the paystub attached, looking at the rapine that the government had committed to it. I'd always believed the government was a pack of thieving bastards, but that was the proof.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 27, 2020 01:43 PM (NWiLs)

110 Speaking of taxes . . .

Supermodel Bar Refaeli cops a plea to tax evasion.

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/07/bar-cops-a-plea.php

I assume there was a Smokin'! surtax.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 27, 2020 01:43 PM (+y/Ru)

111 from a criminal offense into simply a revenue offense, which no one gives a shit about.
Posted by: Tom Servo
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I certainly didn't care about buying and selling items in CA and then notifying the State that I (or the other person) owed taxes on the sale/purchase! Bought and sold a lot of VWs (sold after rebuilding) and *always* sold them cheaply on the bill of sale so the purchaser wouldn't get stung by tax.

Posted by: AZ deplorably isolated at July 27, 2020 01:43 PM (gtatv)

112 And they deducted less than ten percent. Jo-Jo still won't know what hit him once he really gets rolling.

Posted by: Kensington at July 27, 2020 01:43 PM (44JhU)

113 100 wasn't John Lewis the idiot who said he got spit on and called the n word while walking through a crowd of them?

whatever - it's not like he was called a fucking bitch

Posted by: AOC at July 27, 2020 01:43 PM (FZYNt)

114 Hopefully JoJo has 10 pct of his pay going to 401k and perhaps his employer matches a portion.


Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 27, 2020 01:44 PM (ba7DA)

115 >>wasn't John Lewis the idiot who said he got spit on and called the n word while walking through a crowd of them?

Emanuel Cleaver.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 27, 2020 01:44 PM (ZLI7S)

116 He was quiet for a long time. His face was stonelike as he tried to figure out what was going on.

He didn't start screaming about it, he was honestly trying to figure out what the hell had happened.
=======

Yeah. You really really really really hope it was a mistake. But deep down, you know it's not.
Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 27, 2020 01:43 PM (vg8iE)


"They finessed me!"

If you're speaking of the Democrat Party, you're absolutely correct.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 27, 2020 01:44 PM (6JYGT)

117 Rite of Passage.


==

Rite of Massage. Also right of Chakra release.

Posted by: Algore at July 27, 2020 01:44 PM (zr5Kq)

118 Join us next week, when JoJo goes to spend his net pay and discovers something called "sales tax".
Posted by: Citizen Cake at July 27, 2020 01:41 PM (HmZuC)


Heh. In the coming weeks, JoJo thinks he's got the solution: Buy stuff online, after all the only reason a "sales tax" would exist is because brick and mortar businesses exist in, and ostensibly benefit from existing in said specific tax zone.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 27, 2020 01:44 PM (hku12)

119 Union initiation fee. And you don't even want to be a member.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at July 27, 2020 01:44 PM (C1Lsn)

120 98 In England VAT was promised to never go above 2% when it started. Now it's 20%.

On just about every single thing. Including food at restaurants.
Posted by: ... at July 27, 2020 01:42 PM (uEbPt)

========

But it's effectively invisible to the end user, so no one cares.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at July 27, 2020 01:44 PM (LvTSG)

121 He said "But I got my SS check"
So he is like 16 and already on disability?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 27, 2020 01:44 PM (dNzKv)

122 Proving this isn't a new phenomenon, there was a scene in the Three Stooges with the exact same reaction:

It showed them winning the lottery or something for $50,000. They finally got their check in the mail, which showed all the taxes deducted, reducing their winnings to $5.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Intensifying My Peaceful Expression of Speech at July 27, 2020 01:44 PM (+dsLj)

123 Lady Gaga said she needed to be revived the first time her accountant told her how much she needed to write a check for to pay quarterly taxes after she became successful.
--------

But once she learned Republicans were Nazis, it was no contest.

Posted by: ... at July 27, 2020 01:44 PM (uEbPt)

124 "Odds of Jo-Jo becoming a constitutional conservative."

If we are talking about David French and Bill Kristol types then I pray that young Jo-Jo NEVER becomes.....That.
I'm happy if Jo-Jo becomes a hard working, common sense person who loves God and country as it was founded.

Posted by: Drider at July 27, 2020 01:45 PM (R/UH9)

125 28 Tonight, on a Very Special Episode : Jo-Jo Learns a Valuable Lesson

28 Tonight, on a Very Special Episode : Jo-Jo gets touched funny by his Uncle Sam

Posted by: Priapism at July 27, 2020 01:45 PM (2cfUo)

126 go, horde

Posted by: 80's music fan at July 27, 2020 01:45 PM (glGDV)

127 Go horde what?

Posted by: eleven at July 27, 2020 01:46 PM (XTyi0)

128 121 He said "But I got my SS check"
So he is like 16 and already on disability?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 27, 2020 01:44 PM (dNzKv)

Social security number

Posted by: Someguy at July 27, 2020 01:46 PM (Zm+LZ)

129 111 In Arkansas, there is no sales tax on a car or truck under $3999. Funny thing about that price (says the lady at the revenue office).

Posted by: bill in arkansas at July 27, 2020 01:47 PM (C1Lsn)

130 100 wasn't John Lewis the idiot who said he got spit on and called the n word while walking through a crowd of them?



whatever - it's not like he was called a fucking bitch

Posted by: AOC at July 27, 2020 01:43 PM (FZYNt)

Yes he did say that. Since I was at that protest and standing RIGHT THERE as the jackass Dems crossed the road on their way to fuck up our health care system, I can personally attest that he was lying his ass off.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at July 27, 2020 01:47 PM (nAiE/)

131 I do recall he was chairman of Ways and Means and threw every federal agency he could at the gal up in Tomball, TX that started 'True the Vote'.

Kathy Engebrecht or something similar was her name IIRC.
Posted by: DanMan at July 27, 2020 01:42 PM (RusNE)


I think that was Elijah Cumdumpster; Treytor Gowdy made sure he had enough cushions under his fat ass while Engelbrecht was reciting how the derp state targeted her. Another fine moment from the GOP not doing a fucking thing for its constituents.

Posted by: Captain Hate at July 27, 2020 01:47 PM (y7DUB)

132 Kid sends a letter to Santa Claus, asking for $200 for a new bike.

A postal employee in DC, touched by his letter, sends him a $20 bill.

The kid writes back, "Thanks for the $200, Santa, but next time please don't send by way of DC."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 27, 2020 01:47 PM (6JYGT)

133 JoJo was going to go out and buy $300 Beats headphones, now he has to wait.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 27, 2020 01:47 PM (dNzKv)

134 130 100 wasn't John Lewis the idiot who said he got spit on and called the n word while walking through a crowd of them?



whatever - it's not like he was called a fucking bitch

Posted by: AOC at July 27, 2020 01:43 PM (FZYNt)

Yes he did say that. Since I was at that protest and standing RIGHT THERE as the jackass Dems crossed the road on their way to fuck up our health care system, I can personally attest that he was lying his ass off.
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at July 27, 2020 01:47 PM (nAiE/)

==========

But your heart was not pure as you protested.

Just think of how much COVID you spread.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at July 27, 2020 01:47 PM (LvTSG)

135 "But I already GOT my social security number!"

LMFAO
Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe!

Yeah, SS does a number on you!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 27, 2020 01:47 PM (+y/Ru)

136 That lesson is FOR LIFE, man.

Posted by: Algore at July 27, 2020 01:47 PM (zr5Kq)

137 Those are marxists, not anarchists.

>>Anarchists are sitting back, watching the cities burn. Not intending to do anything except let nature take its course.
---------------------
They are both pawns of the people funding them and directing them.
Posted by: JackStraw at July 27, 2020 01:41 PM (ZLI7S)


I don't doubt there are people who think they're anarchists, but are just pawns of somebody pulling their strings, but I think many more of those people "in the streets" who are claiming to be anarchists, they know they're marxists, and are fine with thinking they're pulling a fast one over on you by calling themselves anarchists.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 27, 2020 01:48 PM (hku12)

138 yeesh

Posted by: runner at July 27, 2020 01:48 PM (zr5Kq)

139 119 Union initiation fee. And you don't even want to be a member.
Posted by: bill in arkansas at July 27, 2020 01:44 PM (C1Lsn)


My first summer job in college required paying dues to the union. You were not a union member, but you had to pay them nonetheless. One of my fellow summer job workers took exception to that. They found him bloodied and bruised out behind the train cars along the siding. That was his last day work that summer.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at July 27, 2020 01:48 PM (Xpjio)

140 104 Gaga is American but like many recent generation members never had a job as a teen. I would imagine many of the clubs they perform at when unknown simply pay them in cash or check as an independent weekly if they are a regular or that night if a one night gig. And they have no clue about filing requirements as self employed.

Posted by: Jen the original at July 27, 2020 01:48 PM (IcIT9)

141 It is ok, JoJo, in Jan you will file taxes and get an $8000 refund.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 27, 2020 01:48 PM (dNzKv)

142 Just wait until the common cold/flu season starts.
You can bet that the Dems and their MSM propagandists are salivating for
the Third Wave Flu Armageddon narrative.


Posted by: mrp at July 27, 2020 01:26 PM (Pqytn)
--------------------------

But there shouldn't be a cold and flu season. If masks and distancing work....

Posted by: ... at July 27, 2020 01:48 PM (zw+Fp)

143 Odds of Jo-Jo becoming a constitutional conservative.




Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 27, 2020 01:36 PM (s2VJv)

Between 7% and 10%.


Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at July 27, 2020 01:43 PM (nAiE/)

Odds of JoJo selling crack and getting a grill?

Posted by: Roland THTG at July 27, 2020 01:48 PM (88+cf)

144 129

In my state they now go by nada book value since every used car sold privately was for $1500 before the change was made.

Posted by: Asshoes at July 27, 2020 01:48 PM (WIi/7)

145 And guess what, Jo-Jo? The more you make, the more they'll take. So buckle up, it's only gonna get worse!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 27, 2020 01:48 PM (NWiLs)

146 He said "But I got my SS check"
So he is like 16 and already on disability?




no, he said he already has his SS number ...

Posted by: runner at July 27, 2020 01:48 PM (zr5Kq)

147 I sold mom's house in CA, all the money went into Mom's account, to pay for her care.



However, I was warned that, even though I signed off and deeded the
house back to mom before selling, the CA Franchise Tax board might come
after me, because, as the escrow lady put it, the "CA Franchise Tax
Board is hungry."

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing



You can bet they'll be looking at it. In their eyes, you should have sold the house to your mother (one % cut) and then she sells it (another % cut). You might want to double check with a CA real estate attorney just so you're not surprised at some point.

Posted by: clutch cargo at July 27, 2020 01:49 PM (8B6Ng)

148 JoJo was going to go out and buy $300 Beats headphones, now he has to wait.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 27, 2020 01:47 PM (dNzKv)
.........

He can always go for the Five Finger discount.

Posted by: wth at July 27, 2020 01:49 PM (v0R5T)

149 I can't wait any longer. Ace never posts anything I send him but this is just too damn good to miss. It's 16 y/o George Floyd appearing before Judge Judy for carjacking:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/George-Floyd-Judge-Judy

Posted by: IrishEi at July 27, 2020 01:49 PM (sGotD)

150 146 He said "But I got my SS check"
So he is like 16 and already on disability?




no, he said he already has his SS number ...
Posted by: runner

you know who else ran the SS..

Posted by: Rick in SK at July 27, 2020 01:49 PM (FZYNt)

151 One of my favorite scenes in "King of the Hill" is when hank Hill is thinking back to how his dad taught him about the birds & the bees - He took him to the zoo and let him watch the monkeys go at each other. Then he says "That's also how he taught me about taxes."

Posted by: josephistan at July 27, 2020 01:49 PM (Izzlo)

152 Heh. In the coming weeks, JoJo thinks he's got the solution: Buy stuff online, after all the only reason a "sales tax" would exist is because brick and mortar businesses exist in, and ostensibly benefit from existing in said specific tax zone.
Posted by: BurtTC at July 27, 2020 01:44 PM (hku12)


But, sadly, Jo-Jo is in California ...

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 27, 2020 01:49 PM (6JYGT)

153 In England VAT was promised to never go above 2% when it started. Now it's 20%.

On just about every single thing. Including food at restaurants.
Posted by: ... at July 27, 2020 01:42 PM (uEbPt)
+++++++++++
The VAT is the most cynical, opaque and disastrous method of taxation. I could be talked into a national sales tax as a complete replacement for the existing tax code, but I cannot be talked into a VAT. A VAT is designed to use incomplete information, assumptions, guesswork and utter opacity to rook the citizenry out of money without even so much as a trace of accountability. A VAT is perhaps the worse form of taxation, worse than income and property taxes.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 27, 2020 01:50 PM (hYcqw)

154 JoJo just wait to you get a $25,000 or $30,000 check. Instead of crying you will puke.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 27, 2020 01:50 PM (JFO2v)

155 Reminds me of my son's reaction: "Who the hell is FICA and why did he take my money!"

Posted by: Goochland TallMan at July 27, 2020 01:50 PM (/tdMH)

156 End withholding.

Change tax day to October 15th.

Posted by: RoyalOil at July 27, 2020 01:50 PM (aO8Gd)

157 why you think all the visitors gots no SS and getting paid in cashola ?

Posted by: runner at July 27, 2020 01:50 PM (zr5Kq)

158 The simplest explanation is that Lady Gaga is an idiot.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 27, 2020 01:50 PM (H5knJ)

159 However, I was warned that, even though I signed off and deeded the
house back to mom before selling, the CA Franchise Tax board might come
after me, because, as the escrow lady put it, the "CA Franchise Tax
Board is hungry."

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing


You should have formed an LLC and transferred it like Newsome did.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 27, 2020 01:50 PM (dNzKv)

160 "They didn't even ask me".

And taxation without representation asserts itself anew.

Posted by: TexasDan at July 27, 2020 01:51 PM (2HIdp)

161 His tax rate including SS and Medicare is 10%. I would give my left nut for that tax rate. kid should be happy and is going to be in a world of pain if he ever gets a real job someday.

Posted by: Asshoes at July 27, 2020 01:51 PM (WIi/7)

162 *ahem*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHuXeH3zmtQ

I would be happy to provide her some... tax relief.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Intensifying My Peaceful Expression of Speech at July 27, 2020 01:51 PM (+dsLj)

163 I hate VAT, the concept of VAT, with a heat of a thousand suns ( as you kids would say).

Posted by: runner at July 27, 2020 01:51 PM (zr5Kq)

164 156 End withholding.

Change tax day to October 15th.
Posted by: RoyalOil at July 27, 2020 01:50 PM (aO8Gd)

There was a time when there wasn't withholding and the income tax existed. What happened was that virtually no one paid it.

Posted by: Someguy at July 27, 2020 01:51 PM (Zm+LZ)

165 "But I already GOT my social security number!"



LMFAO

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe!



Yeah, SS does a number on you!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 27, 2020 01:47 PM (+y/Ru)

In Capitalistic America, Social Security does number on you!

Posted by: Archer at July 27, 2020 01:51 PM (gmo/4)

166 "They didn't even ask me".
=======

Yeah, they rarely ask if you want lube. They generally assume you don't.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 27, 2020 01:51 PM (vg8iE)

167 Dad needs to immediately tell him this is where all the "free" shit comes from.

Posted by: red speck at July 27, 2020 01:51 PM (gS3OW)

168 Sorry Jo-Jo.
Thank the Democrats.
Oh, the more you make the more taxes you pay.
Again, what is there not to like about Socialism?

Answer: not a fucking thing!

Posted by: PDT at July 27, 2020 01:52 PM (QMwOT)

169
"But I already GOT my social security number!"





LMFAO


Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe!





Yeah, SS does a number on you!



Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 27, 2020 01:47 PM (+y/Ru)

In Capitalistic America, Social Security does number on you!



Posted by: Archer at July 27, 2020 01:51 PM (gmo/4)

Guess which number?

Posted by: Archer at July 27, 2020 01:52 PM (gmo/4)

170 159 However, I was warned that, even though I signed off and deeded the
house back to mom before selling, the CA Franchise Tax board might come
after me, because, as the escrow lady put it, the "CA Franchise Tax
Board is hungry."

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing


You should have formed an LLC and transferred it like Newsome did.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 27, 2020 01:50 PM (dNzKv)

Usually imitating a Democrat is a good way to get imprisoned.

Posted by: Someguy at July 27, 2020 01:52 PM (Zm+LZ)

171 12 I'm assuming JoJo lives in Tucson Arizona
Posted by: Rick in SK at July 27, 2020 01:30 PM (FZYNt)


well played

Posted by: working_man at July 27, 2020 01:52 PM (sVTSA)

172 CA Franchise Tax board might come after me, because, as the escrow lady put it, the "CA Franchise Tax Board is hungry."

*******************

It's too bad "Go fuck yourself up a river" isn't a legitimate legal defense.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Intensifying My Peaceful Expression of Speech at July 27, 2020 01:52 PM (+dsLj)

173 *ahem*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHuXeH3zmtQ

I would be happy to provide her some... tax relief.
Posted by: Two Weeks From Intensifying My Peaceful Expression of Speech at July 27, 2020 01:51 PM (+dsLj)
+++++++
Yeah, the's a hawtness 1%er.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 27, 2020 01:52 PM (hYcqw)

174 Next week Jo-Jo learns the meaning of BOHICA

Posted by: Priapism at July 27, 2020 01:53 PM (2cfUo)

175 You can bet they'll be looking at it. In their eyes, you should have sold the house to your mother (one % cut) and then she sells it (another % cut). You might want to double check with a CA real estate attorney just so you're not surprised at some point.
Posted by: clutch cargo at July 27, 2020 01:49 PM (8B6Ng)
------------

I did double check, but, makes no difference. My name was on the title deed, mom added it for estate purposes.

The CA Franchise Tax board is a law unto itself, and they may just come after me, even though my only claim I had to Mom's house was my name on the title.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at July 27, 2020 01:53 PM (WEBkv)

176 You know what pisses me off? That $600 weekly bonus gives the UNEMPLOYED better income than I do WORKING FOR A LIVING.

And look how well that works for me.

Posted by: Brother Tim sez: There is always More Stupid at July 27, 2020 01:53 PM (OUMaO)

177 You know what pisses me off? That $600 weekly bonus gives the UNEMPLOYED better income than I do WORKING FOR A LIVING.
======

Yep. I could use and extra 600 per week.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 27, 2020 01:54 PM (vg8iE)

178 But it's effectively invisible to the end user, so no one cares.

They consider it a reasonable price for all their benefits. That's literally what Brits tell me.

JoJo was going to go out and buy $300 Beats headphones, now he has to wait.

Yeah that isn't the face of someone angry at taxes, its someone pissed he can't buy what he planned to.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 27, 2020 01:54 PM (KZzsI)

179 I'm a pretty good hoax spotter. I'm borderline on this one but dude looks genuinely upset. And this is pretty much what it was like when I saw my first paycheck.

Posted by: ... at July 27, 2020 01:54 PM (zw+Fp)

180 Yeah, the's a hawtness 1%er.

****************

Funny, she doesn't look Jewish.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Channeling Barf From SPACEBALLS THE MOVIE at July 27, 2020 01:54 PM (+dsLj)

181 149 I can't wait any longer. Ace never posts anything I send him but this is just too damn good to miss. It's 16 y/o George Floyd appearing before Judge Judy for carjacking:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/George-Floyd-Judge-Judy
Posted by: IrishEi at July 27, 2020 01:49 PM (sGotD)


That's amazing. I'm impressed by his father, and his father's attitude.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 27, 2020 01:54 PM (6JYGT)

182 HAHAHAHA. I just got a YouTube ad for Hefty-brand disposable cups. They are pushing for a "stock up for your parties" theme.

What planet are they one? Don't the know that anything fun has been banned?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 27, 2020 01:55 PM (hYcqw)

183 $600 is getting cut to $200 in the gop plan. Of course the msm is all up in arms cuz babies will starve and shit. Gop will cave soon enough. Probably increase it to $800.

Posted by: Asshoes at July 27, 2020 01:55 PM (WIi/7)

184
Guess which number?

Posted by: Archer at July 27, 2020 01:52 PM (gmo/4)


66?

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at July 27, 2020 01:55 PM (Zz0t1)

185 Lewis is going to be completely decomposed by the time they get him in the dirt.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 27, 2020 01:55 PM (ZLI7S)

186 178 But it's effectively invisible to the end user, so no one cares.

They consider it a reasonable price for all their benefits. That's literally what Brits tell me.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 27, 2020 01:54 PM (KZzsI)

=========

I so want Scotland to leave the Kingdom.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at July 27, 2020 01:56 PM (LvTSG)

187 I worked with some old timers in the steel mill and you would swear they were dumb as a box of rocks. Some of the real old ones were even challenged in the English department. Every one of these guys could compute the most complicated job incentive in the place, tonnage, pieces, indirect bonus, you name it, and turn things on or off so as not to screw with the withholding .

Posted by: bill in arkansas at July 27, 2020 01:56 PM (C1Lsn)

188 When I got my first paycheck and saw how much was withheld I was so pissed off.

My mother was still telling the story 40 years later.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at July 27, 2020 01:56 PM (qf0sR)

189 $600 is getting cut to $200 in the gop plan. Of course the msm is all up in arms cuz babies will starve and shit. Gop will cave soon enough. Probably increase it to $800.
Posted by: Asshoes at July 27, 2020 01:55 PM (WIi/7)
+++++++++++
For now. They'll do something big for now. After the election, one of two things happens:
1) GOP win: The changes become permanent
2) DNC win: The changes are phased out in favor of UBI for anyone earning under $75k.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 27, 2020 01:56 PM (hYcqw)

190 The gubberment do take a biiite don't she

Posted by: Regular joe at July 27, 2020 01:57 PM (L9P9s)

191 I suspect a few more eyes might open when people getting this bonus $600 from Uncle Sugar file next year only to find they get little or no return, bumped to another bracket or have to pay.

Posted by: Swallow the Rabbit Whole at July 27, 2020 01:57 PM (DB16e)

192 I so want Scotland to leave the Kingdom.

They want to join the EU and still have Britain pay for their stuff. The scots who want to leave the UK are idiots, not heroes.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 27, 2020 01:57 PM (KZzsI)

193 The California franchise tax board hounded (i.e. continually sued over a period of 28 years, finally winning thanks to another brilliant SCOTUS 5-4 decision last year) the guy who actually invented the transistor and became very wealthy -- one Gilbert Hyatt -- after he had the audacity to move to Nevada in 1991, and failing to continually pay his "fair share" of California state income taxes.


*spit*

Posted by: ShainS at July 27, 2020 01:57 PM (MINFw)

194 >>>$600 is getting cut to $200 in the gop plan. Of course the msm is all up in arms cuz babies will starve and shit. Gop will cave soon enough. Probably increase it to $800.


And supposedly the $1200 checks are going to be limited to households making less than 40K a year. Mark that as not happening either.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at July 27, 2020 01:58 PM (HmZuC)

195 To be fair and balanced I remember my MIL arguing with my mom over Medicare premiums. She believed that Medicare was totally free when you turned 65. Could not believe the government would take Medicare premiums out of SS forever. Finally showed her a SS check stub this was back in the day of mailed checks. The FDR generation believed everything from the government was free. Until it was not.

Posted by: Jen the original at July 27, 2020 01:58 PM (IcIT9)

196 181 149 I can't wait any longer. Ace never posts anything I send him but this is just too damn good to miss. It's 16 y/o George Floyd appearing before Judge Judy for carjacking:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/George-Floyd-Judge-Judy
Posted by: IrishEi at July 27, 2020 01:49 PM (sGotD)

That's amazing. I'm impressed by his father, and his father's attitude.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 27, 2020 01:54 PM (6JYGT)

...

I'm guessing they didn't show this at the funeral.

Posted by: TexasDan at July 27, 2020 01:58 PM (2HIdp)

197 Weird, even before my first paycheck I knew I would have a bunch taken out in taxes and crap like social security I'd never see a dime of. How do you make it to that age without knowing taxes exist and how they work??

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 27, 2020 01:58 PM (KZzsI)

198 he'll get it all back when he files

Posted by: kallisto at July 27, 2020 01:58 PM (DJFLF)

199 I'm a pretty good hoax spotter. I'm borderline on this one but dude looks genuinely upset. And this is pretty much what it was like when I saw my first paycheck.
Posted by: ...


Yeah. You could see it.
The wheels were spinning and the gears were stripping.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 27, 2020 01:58 PM (OZZ16)

200 I so want Scotland to leave the Kingdom.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison,


Do you also want the House of Stuart back on the throne ?


Posted by: runner at July 27, 2020 01:59 PM (zr5Kq)

201 Lewis is going to be completely decomposed by the time they get him in the dirt.


Is he going on a coffin tour like George Floyd?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 27, 2020 01:59 PM (oVJmc)

202 192 I so want Scotland to leave the Kingdom.

They want to join the EU and still have Britain pay for their stuff. The scots who want to leave the UK are idiots, not heroes.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 27, 2020 01:57 PM (KZzsI)

=========

Which is why England would be better without its idiot cousin actually living inside the kingdom.

I really want a new referendum in Scotland.

I remember the one British guy in my Facebook feed going from "Scotland leaving is such a blow to my idea of the kingdom" to "Scotland needs to leave the kingdom" with Brexit in between.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at July 27, 2020 01:59 PM (LvTSG)

203 I can't wait any longer. Ace never posts anything I
send him but this is just too damn good to miss. It's 16 y/o George
Floyd appearing before Judge Judy for carjacking:



https://preview.tinyurl.com/George-Floyd-Judge-Judy


Posted by: IrishEi at July 27, 2020 01:49 PM (sGotD)

St. George, socialite. I wonder if this gets memory-holed with another saint's thug pics.

Posted by: Chunk Hunger at July 27, 2020 01:59 PM (uhPTO)

204 The CA Franchise Tax board is a law unto itself, and they may just come after me, even though my only claim I had to Mom's house was my name on the title.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at July 27, 2020 01:53 PM (WEBkv)


I didn't know to put in a particular form when I paid the LLC business tax for the first few years of operating a business. FTB came after me for it.

"But I paid!"
"You didn't include the right form."
"But you applied it all to one year! Can't you just redistribute it to the other years? All the money is there!"
"No. The statute of limitations has expired."
"Then why do I owe anything now?"
"Pay up, kulak."

So I got to pay the business tax TWICE.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 27, 2020 02:00 PM (6JYGT)

205 Portland, Seattle, and Chicago have given lie to the claim that taxes are the cost of living in a civilized society.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at July 27, 2020 02:00 PM (OeBYn)

206 Your food ration lasts 21 days.
Posted by: rickb223 at July 27, 2020 01:31 PM (OZZ16)

and 7 of those are soylent green

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 27, 2020 02:00 PM (JFO2v)

207 And supposedly the $1200 checks are going to be limited to households making less than 40K a year. Mark that as not happening either.
Posted by: Citizen Cake



That was the first thought back in June. They've already backed off that.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 27, 2020 02:00 PM (OZZ16)

208 Reminds me of Cardi B (if you don't know of her, be happy).

Of course, she later endorsed Bernie for prezzy, so the lesson did not stick!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-L-PR97rUWE

Posted by: Lizzy at July 27, 2020 02:00 PM (bDqIh)

209 How much did Trayvon pay in taxes and SS for every ounce of weed he sold? What do the Chicago bookies pay in taxes? Or the pimps down on Halsted Street? Or Hillary's hit men, or Pelosi's MS-13 spark of the divine friends?


I do wonder how much black market there is out there .... and they just get left alone, as Victor Hansen has described regarding his neighborhood. Or worse, they don't get left alone, they get treated to free health care, schooling, and various welfare.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 27, 2020 02:00 PM (Cus5s)

210 200 I so want Scotland to leave the Kingdom.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison,


Do you also want the House of Stuart back on the throne ?


Posted by: runner at July 27, 2020 01:59 PM (zr5Kq)

==========

House of Plantagenet or bust.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at July 27, 2020 02:00 PM (LvTSG)

211 It's 16 y/o George Floyd appearing before Judge Judy for carjacking:


That's racist.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 27, 2020 02:00 PM (oVJmc)

212 Lewis, Floyd. Couple of thieves and thugs. Bury them deep.

Posted by: PDT at July 27, 2020 02:00 PM (QMwOT)

213 194

So the gop is all onboard with trillions of welfare for the poor....who already get a fuckton of welfare. Those who work get fucked. How is this different than what Nancy wants?

Posted by: Asshoes at July 27, 2020 02:00 PM (WIi/7)

214 How many average Americans had any idea who John Lewis was before last week?

How many average Americans have any idea who George Floyd is this week?

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at July 27, 2020 02:01 PM (Zp/Sa)

215 That's amazing. I'm impressed by his father, and his father's attitude.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 27, 2020 01:54 PM (6JYGT)
~~~~~

Sad, isn't it. His dad was apparently a hard-working guy who was involved in his son's life. George was just a bad seed.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 27, 2020 02:01 PM (sGotD)

216 I'm not a fan of the "that's life" lesson. No. Stay mad that the government is stealing from your paycheck. The government thinks you shouldn't get to decide where your money goes. You're too stupid to be allowed control over your income and property. We are all slaves at the will of our government, living under the fear that we'll miss a payment or interest and BAM. There go our homes and our lives. We can't pay it off, like a mortgage or a loan. Nope, we are forever in debt to the government. Our children and their children, too. What has the government done with this theft? Only created more chains upon its citizenry. The ever widening maw that eats up our income, property, and freedom.

Posted by: soulpile at July 27, 2020 02:01 PM (rwZk1)

217 The VAT is the most cynical, opaque and disastrous method of taxation. I could be talked into a national sales tax as a complete replacement for the existing tax code, but I cannot be talked into a VAT. A VAT is designed to use incomplete information, assumptions, guesswork and utter opacity to rook the citizenry out of money without even so much as a trace of accountability. A VAT is perhaps the worse form of taxation, worse than income and property taxes.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 27, 2020 01:50 PM (hYcqw)

I actually support the idea of axing all other taxes and replacing them with a transparent sales tax. Once people saw what their government was really costing them, they'd be howling for a change.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at July 27, 2020 02:01 PM (J+mig)

218 Yeah, the's a hawtness 1%er.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 27, 2020 01:52 PM (hYcqw)

Getting a Heather Locklear vibe. I'm sure I'll take some heat for this but there's a line where it's all too perfect. I like some imperfections. Gives them character, makes them so much cuter and relatable, less like you're looking at a mannequin.

Posted by: ... at July 27, 2020 02:02 PM (zw+Fp)

219 I haven't been around for the last week or so...

Have the trolls left us now that the election is over and Biden is going to win?

I was hoping for at least some quiet as compensation for our certain impending loss thanks to the Blue Wave.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at July 27, 2020 02:02 PM (qf0sR)

220 209

This is why I like high sales tax states that have no or low income taxes. Drug dealers pay sales too when they buy $500 running shoes or beats headphones.

Posted by: Asshoes at July 27, 2020 02:02 PM (WIi/7)

221 I'm guessing they didn't show this at the funeral.
Posted by: TexasDan at July 27, 2020 01:58 PM (2HIdp)


Is it just me, or does George Floyd Jr. seem ... dull? VERY dull.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 27, 2020 02:02 PM (6JYGT)

222 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 27, 2020 01:58 PM (KZzsI)

I knew what to expect because I'd done payroll for my dad's business.

Posted by: kallisto at July 27, 2020 02:02 PM (DJFLF)

223 End Withholding

Posted by: Jean at July 27, 2020 02:03 PM (yIJFm)

224 I actually support the idea of axing all other taxes and replacing them with a transparent sales tax. Once people saw what their government was really costing them, they'd be howling for a change.
Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at July 27, 2020 02:01 PM (J+mig)
++++++++++++
Yeah, I would support a sales tax as a full-on replacement, and on new goods and services *only* and on final purchase price (not a VAT) and on all goods and services (no exemptions). I don't love the "prebate" idea, but I'd support it to replace all fed taxes with a sales tax.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 27, 2020 02:03 PM (hYcqw)

225 How many average Americans had any idea who John Lewis was before last week?

***************

Amazon Prime is pushing a John Lewis movie.

Apple TV pushed a notification of John Lewis to my iPhone.

Oh hey you'd like me to sign up for Apple TV Plus? Here's my response: Go fuck your mother's dick, Apple.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Intensifying My Peaceful Love For Zooey Deschanel at July 27, 2020 02:03 PM (+dsLj)

226 So the gop is all onboard with trillions of welfare for the poor....who already get a fuckton of welfare. Those who work get fucked. How is this different than what Nancy wants?

Posted by: Asshoes


Plus the benefits have the result of driving the prices of things like medicine and housing up, so you just about can't afford it if you work but skate by if you're on the fucking dole.

Warlordism would at least be more honest.

Posted by: Brother Tim sez: There is always More Stupid at July 27, 2020 02:03 PM (OUMaO)

227 Poor kid. Hopefully he continues having a good work ethic.

Posted by: Jesus Built My Hotrod at July 27, 2020 02:04 PM (wvn6O)

228 I actually support the idea of axing all other taxes and replacing them with a transparent sales tax.

Yeah, that's totally going to happen. They'll just augment the other taxes with sales tax/ VAT.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 27, 2020 02:04 PM (6JYGT)

229 VAT is perhaps the worse form of taxation, worse than income and property taxes.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 27, 2020 01:50 PM (hYcqw)

And what's more they hide it all in the final price.

Wifey couldn't understand for the longest time why when she saw a price here on something and then got to the register, it was *more*. Couldn't get used to it. In the UK it's already in the price, so you can more easily blame the greedy corporations for all your trouble.

Posted by: ... at July 27, 2020 02:05 PM (zw+Fp)

230 The BLM genius who got shot for stopping the wrong car.

https://youtu.be/edCA0BTSHaY

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 27, 2020 02:05 PM (+y/Ru)

231 >>>Is it just me, or does George Floyd Jr. seem ... dull? VERY dull.

It's not the George Floyd you're thinking it is.

Posted by: fly at July 27, 2020 02:06 PM (2M/TV)

232 Canada has a 5% national sales tax. In addition to province (state) sales tax and an income tax and gas tax and all the bullshit hidden taxes we all know and hate. If a national sales tax comes to America it will be in addition to not instead of other taxes.

Posted by: Asshoes at July 27, 2020 02:06 PM (WIi/7)

233 I was hoping for at least some quiet as compensation for our certain impending loss thanks to the Blue Wave.

**************

Let me poll troll your ass:

Trump's poll numbers currently match the last day of polling before the 2016 election when he won.

Trump leads Biden by 3 in Pennsylvania according to Gravis, which had Hillary winning by 8 on the last day of polling.

Trump's approval ratings is one percent better than Obama at the same stage of both presidencies.

Feeling demoralized and defeated now? My work is done.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Intensifying My Peaceful Love For Zooey Deschanel at July 27, 2020 02:06 PM (+dsLj)

234 This is why I like high sales tax states that have no or low income taxes. Drug dealers pay sales too when they buy $500 running shoes or beats headphones.
Posted by: Asshoes at July 27, 2020 02:02 PM (WIi/7)


There is a case to be made for regressive taxes. Everybody can vote, and then everybody also pays taxes.

As opposed to getting to vote on how taxes are spent, but not contributing anything to them.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 27, 2020 02:06 PM (6JYGT)

235 So the gop is all onboard with trillions of welfare for the poor....who already get a fuckton of welfare. Those who work get fucked. How is this different than what Nancy wants?
Posted by: Asshoes at July 27, 2020 02:00 PM (WIi/7)
+++++++++++
Remember thatSo the gop is all onboard with trillions of welfare for the poor....who already get a fuckton of welfare. Those who work get fucked. How is this different than what Nancy wants?
Posted by: Asshoes at July 27, 2020 02:00 PM (WIi/7)
++++++++++++
IIRC, the first actual cash transfer payments to citizens was put in by a Republican (Nixon). Prior to that, it was all in-kind (government cheese, government housing, etc.).

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 27, 2020 02:07 PM (hYcqw)

236 Amazon Prime is pushing a John Lewis movie.

I'd love to do a John Lewis biopic documenting his heroic fight to have Negra Modela renamed.

I might have to brush up on his resume though.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 27, 2020 02:07 PM (H5knJ)

237 I remember the one British guy in my Facebook feed going from "Scotland leaving is such a blow to my idea of the kingdom" to "Scotland needs to leave the kingdom" with Brexit in between.

The thing is Scotland doesn't have a significant enough economy to survive as a nation on their own. Wool and Whiskey isn't going to keep the lights on and they should know it. I question whether the EU wants another net drain on Germany and France's resources.

So the gop is all onboard with trillions of welfare for the poor....who already get a fuckton of welfare.

Social Security pays much less than Unemployment with this bonus for most people. But there's no raise for retired people. Its asinine.

It would be cheaper to open up the country and pay for the Wuhan Virus cases.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 27, 2020 02:07 PM (KZzsI)

238 It's not the George Floyd you're thinking it is.
Posted by: fly at July 27, 2020 02:06 PM (2M/TV)


How do you know?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 27, 2020 02:07 PM (6JYGT)

239 Latest COVID panic - symptoms from mild cases lingering a long time.

ERMERGERD! YOU ARE STILL GOING TO DIE!!!

My guess? IF this is "real," seasonal allergies, another seasonal cold, or psychosomatic.

But, I guess these people have never had a cold or sinus issue that just lingered and lingered. Nope, never happened before. We're all going to die.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 27, 2020 02:07 PM (vg8iE)

240 The BLM genius who got shot for stopping the wrong car.

https://youtu.be/edCA0BTSHaY
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 27, 2020 02:05 PM (+y/Ru)


What an idiot. Who's stopping you from marching in the streets? You're getting away with it all over the country.

Fucking moron.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at July 27, 2020 02:08 PM (Zz0t1)

241 Canada has a 5% national sales tax. In addition to province (state) sales tax and an income tax and gas tax and all the bullshit hidden taxes we all know and hate. If a national sales tax comes to America it will be in addition to not instead of other taxes.
Posted by: Asshoes at July 27, 2020 02:06 PM (WIi/7)
++++++++++
Which is why I don't support it as other than a *replacement* for the existing tax code. Which is why I suspect I will never support it at all.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 27, 2020 02:09 PM (hYcqw)

242 @122
Proving this isn't a new phenomenon, there was a scene in the Three Stooges with the exact same reaction:



It showed them winning the lottery or something for $50,000. They
finally got their check in the mail, which showed all the taxes
deducted, reducing their winnings to $5.
---------------------
An old Bugs Bunny cartoon had s similar gag. IIRC, Elmer Fudd has a rich relative who wants to will his money to Elmer. But said relative doesn't like animals being "mistreated". Bugs, of course, takes full advantage of that.
At the end of the short, Elmer finally gets the inheritance. But the government taxes are so high that he doesn't get any money. Instead, he ends up owing money to the government.



Posted by: junior at July 27, 2020 02:09 PM (kyzQK)

243 If a national sales tax comes to America it will be in addition to not instead of other taxes.

Yeah, I used to think that the only way I'd accept any sales tax would be to replace the income tax, codified into the constitution so it takes an amendment to change. But if the Democrats get back into power, they're just going to implement what they want regardless of what the constitution says.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 27, 2020 02:09 PM (KZzsI)

244 Posted by: Two Weeks From Intensifying My Peaceful Love For Zooey Deschanel at July 27, 2020 02:06 PM (+dsLj)

By the time this thing is over, most people will rationalize that they never *really* thought Biden could ever beat Trump.

Although thinking and fearing are two very different things.

Por ejemplo, I *fear* we are being set us up for AOC-mania in 2023-2024.

Posted by: ... at July 27, 2020 02:09 PM (zw+Fp)

245 Trump leads Biden by 3 in Pennsylvania according to Gravis, which had Hillary winning by 8 on the last day of polling.

....
You got that backwards.

Posted by: Hmmm at July 27, 2020 02:09 PM (EiNjl)

246 In some states where state UE benefits are very generous, you can make $70k a year not working thanks to the $600/week bonus. Not too fucking shabby.

Posted by: Asshoes at July 27, 2020 02:09 PM (WIi/7)

247 Gold and mining stocks continue soaring to new highs ... almost like people worry the fiat currency is becoming worth less.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 27, 2020 02:10 PM (Cus5s)

248 The thing is Scotland doesn't have a significant enough economy to survive as a nation on their own. Wool and Whiskey isn't going to keep the lights on and they should know it. I question whether the EU wants another net drain on Germany and France's resources.

Scotland wants a share of the oil revenues that result from the oil fields off their northern coast.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 27, 2020 02:10 PM (6JYGT)

249 you still sell grass in Cali without having to pay tax?
Posted by: Rick in SK
--
No, the taxes are so high on 'legal' mj that the black market mj is still going strong.

It's almost like high taxes make people do things to avoid paying them!
Posted by: AZ deplorably isolated at July 27, 2


Not really relevant, but I was recently mocked by my children ( milenials)for calling pot grass! Evidently "nobody" says that anymore!

Posted by: Chillin the most at July 27, 2020 02:10 PM (lonOK)

250 So I got to pay the business tax TWICE.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 27, 2020 02:00 PM (6JYGT)
--------------

SOP for the FTB.

They make the IRS look cuddly by comparison.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at July 27, 2020 02:10 PM (WEBkv)

251 The "internet" seems to say that the judge judy episode was for a different George Floyd. I didn't check into it though.

Posted by: banana Dream at July 27, 2020 02:10 PM (l6b3d)

252 Latest COVID panic - symptoms from mild cases lingering a long time.

ERMERGERD! YOU ARE STILL GOING TO DIE!!!

My guess? IF this is "real," seasonal allergies, another seasonal cold, or psychosomatic.

But, I guess these people have never had a cold or sinus issue that just lingered and lingered. Nope, never happened before. We're all going to die.
Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 27, 2020 02:07 PM (vg8iE)


This is why I think I had it back in November last year. I had a high fever for 24 hours or so, then a cough that took over a month to go away.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at July 27, 2020 02:10 PM (Zz0t1)

253 I was hoping for at least some quiet as compensation for our certain impending loss thanks to the Blue Wave.

**************

Let me poll troll your ass:

Trump's poll numbers currently match the last day of polling before the 2016 election when he won.

Trump leads Biden by 3 in Pennsylvania according to Gravis, which had Hillary winning by 8 on the last day of polling.

Trump's approval ratings is one percent better than Obama at the same stage of both presidencies.

Feeling demoralized and defeated now? My work is done.

-----

I knew I should have added the /sarc tag.

But good info anyway. The MSM has been pushing the Cook report into my face the last 3 days.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at July 27, 2020 02:10 PM (qf0sR)

254 If a national sales tax comes to America it will be in addition to not instead of other taxes.

*********

If the left gets their way 95% of all income will be taxed to fund handouts that white people won't be eligible for.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Intensifying My Peaceful Love For Zooey Deschanel at July 27, 2020 02:10 PM (+dsLj)

255 Scotland wants a share of the oil revenues that result from the oil fields off their northern coast.

Yeah I'm sure they do.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 27, 2020 02:10 PM (KZzsI)

256 The "internet" seems to say that the judge judy episode was for a different George Floyd. I didn't check into it though.
Posted by: banana Dream at July 27, 2020 02:10 PM (l6b3d)


Kinda looks like the guy, tho.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at July 27, 2020 02:11 PM (Zz0t1)

257 Apparently the George FLoyd on Judge Judy is a different person. According to al-Reuters.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 27, 2020 02:11 PM (oVJmc)

258 Holy crap, that was wonderful.

Posted by: Mikey NTH -Boo Hoo? You Do! Pity Party Supplies at The Outrage Outlet! at July 27, 2020 02:11 PM (1e3fO)

259 I sold 5 small commercial buildings in CT last year

every one of them for less than I paid for them

and I still had to pay taxes on the sale

thanks to recapture

nice fucking deal

Posted by: REDACTED at July 27, 2020 02:11 PM (JgrP5)

260 In late July 2016 Hillary was up double digits in PA.

Posted by: Asshoes at July 27, 2020 02:12 PM (WIi/7)

261 Yeah, I would support a sales tax as a full-on replacement, and on new goods and services *only* and on final purchase price (not a VAT) and on all goods and services (no exemptions). I don't love the "prebate" idea, but I'd support it to replace all fed taxes with a sales tax.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 27, 2020 02:03 PM (hYcqw)

I'd exempt non-luxury food and clothing, and below-median housing.

This tax would have something that no other system could claim - it'd be theoretically optional, and voluntary is always morally superior to compulsion. You could even starve the beast by living spartanly. It'd give real teeth to boycotts.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at July 27, 2020 02:12 PM (J+mig)

262 Amazon studios is pushing an End Voter Suppression movie starring...wait for it...
Tank Abrams. Plus a whole bunch of "study guides," a coordinated social media campaign, etc.

Amazon Studios will release the documentary All In: The Fight for Democracy to select theaters on September 9 ahead of its global launch on Prime Video on September 18. The film features Stacey Abrams, the first Black woman to become the gubernatorial nominee for a major party in the United States.

All In: The Fight for Democracy is directed by Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker Liz Garbus and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Lisa CortÚs, and produced by Garbus, CortÚs, Academy Award-winning producer Dan Cogan and Stacey Abrams. Amazon Studios acquired worldwide rights to All In: The Fight for Democracy from production company Story Syndicate.

Posted by: vivi at July 27, 2020 02:12 PM (11H2y)

263 The MSM has been pushing the Cook report into my face the last 3 days.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at July 27, 2020 02:10

Why do you watch the MSM?

Posted by: Ugh at July 27, 2020 02:12 PM (EiNjl)

264 Yeah, I used to think that the only way I'd accept any sales tax would be to replace the income tax, codified into the constitution so it takes an amendment to change. But if the Democrats get back into power, they're just going to implement what they want regardless of what the constitution says.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 27, 2020 02:09 PM (KZzsI)
----------

And the courts will go along with whatever the Democrats do.

It is really scary to think a significant portion of the population wants that kind of tyranny.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at July 27, 2020 02:13 PM (WEBkv)

265 Meanwhile at the Hard Rock Cafe in FL:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y44ptb6y

https://twitter.com/stillgray/status/
1287498243526418432

Posted by: Braenyard at July 27, 2020 02:13 PM (bETih)

266 BTW, don't be surprised if some Nimrod suggests exemption from Federal taxes based on race.

Posted by: vivi at July 27, 2020 02:13 PM (11H2y)

267 But good info anyway. The MSM has been pushing the Cook report into my face the last 3 days.

*********

If that's Charlie Cook he predicted a Hillary blowout in Oct 2016.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Intensifying My Peaceful Love For Zooey Deschanel at July 27, 2020 02:14 PM (+dsLj)

268 Amazon Prime is pushing a John Lewis movie.

-
Lyin' and Dyin'?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 27, 2020 02:14 PM (+y/Ru)

269 260 In late July 2016 Hillary was up double digits in PA.
Posted by: Asshoes at July 27, 2020 02:12 PM (WIi/7)


And we laugh at the Romans for consulting sheep entrails.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 27, 2020 02:14 PM (6JYGT)

270 Interesting part of that PA gravis poll was that Trump got 19% of the AA vote. Biden only got 61%.

That's trouble for Joe.

Posted by: WisRich at July 27, 2020 02:14 PM (qKfc+)

271 John Lewis was a great man. YOU WILL GRIEVE NOW!

Posted by: The MSM at July 27, 2020 02:14 PM (PiwSw)

272 This tax would have something that no other system could claim - it'd be theoretically optional, and voluntary is always morally superior to compulsion. You could even starve the beast by living spartanly. It'd give real teeth to boycotts.
Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at July 27, 2020 02:12 PM (J+mig)
++++++++++++++
Yup, that's where the "only on new goods and services" comes in. Otherwise, it's double taxation. Brand new house? Brand new car? Tax. Used house? Used car? No tax.

Some things - like food and medical care - are always new. But you can grow your own food if you want. But it will make it easy to remove consent through minimizing consumption or consuming in the used market wherever possible (and also other side effects, like durability being a major factor on major goods). I wouldn't even exempt food and clothing, but that's a niggle I would be happy to negotiate in any fantasy land where the issue comes up for serious discussion.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 27, 2020 02:14 PM (hYcqw)

273 Willowed:
We are all now recovered, despite pharmacists at Walmart refusing to

fill the prescription and the pharmacist at the mom and pop pharmacy

giving me a strong warning about hydroxychloroquine.


Turn the Walmart pharmacist in to the state medical board. That was
practicing medicine without a license. Make a complaint to the police
for attempted murder. Want to know how to fight back against the left? Kneecap their foot soldiers, like that pharmacist.

Posted by: An Observation at July 27, 2020 02:14 PM (9AKnG)

274 Odds of Jo-Jo becoming a constitutional conservative.






Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 27, 2020 01:36 PM (s2VJv)

Between 7% and 10%.




Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at July 27, 2020 01:43 PM (nAiE/)

Odds of JoJo selling crack and getting a grill?


Posted by: Roland THTG at July 27, 2020 01:48 PM (88+cf)


If that is his dad in the front seat, probably pretty damn low. If his parents are married and raised Jo-Jo together, the odds are even lower.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at July 27, 2020 02:15 PM (nAiE/)

275 I like some imperfections.

She didn't pay her taxes...good enough.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at July 27, 2020 02:15 PM (Zp/Sa)

276 266 BTW, don't be surprised if some Nimrod suggests exemption from Federal taxes based on race.
Posted by: vivi at July 27, 2020 02:13 PM (11H2y)


Financial justice!

You heard it here first.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 27, 2020 02:15 PM (6JYGT)

277 At least with Social Security you get back more than you pay in. Until the pyramid scheme collapses anyway.

Posted by: jdgalt at July 27, 2020 02:15 PM (3SFo/)

278 Ha!
Dad knows!

Posted by: Diogenes at July 27, 2020 02:15 PM (axyOa)

279 The MSM has been pushing the Cook report into my face the last 3 days.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at July 27, 2020 02:10

Why do you watch the MSM?

------

I don't, but apparently they watch me. Walk into work and local news is on...

Surf the Internet, and you get some news feed...

This crap is surprisingly hard to avoid, even when you try.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at July 27, 2020 02:15 PM (qf0sR)

280 This tax would have something that no other system could claim - it'd be theoretically optional, and voluntary is always morally superior to compulsion. You could even starve the beast by living spartanly. It'd give real teeth to boycotts.
======

That's why it will never happen. A lefty told me many years ago, why, we could never have a sales tax instead of an income tax because people could control how much they paid!

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 27, 2020 02:16 PM (vg8iE)

281 Keeping it classy Miami.

Posted by: Asshoes at July 27, 2020 02:16 PM (WIi/7)

282 And we laugh at the Romans for consulting sheep entrails.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 27, 2020 02:14 PM (6JYGT)

Well, I wasn't always wrong. I called Nero right.

Posted by: Maxiumus Natius Silverus at July 27, 2020 02:16 PM (PiwSw)

283 Interesting part of that PA gravis poll was that Trump got 19% of the AA vote. Biden only got 61%.

That's trouble for Joe.
Posted by: WisRich at July 27, 2020 02:14 PM (qKfc+)
-----------

I seem to recall that if Democrats lose 10% of the AA vote, they're in trouble.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at July 27, 2020 02:16 PM (WEBkv)

284 Interesting part of that PA gravis poll was that Trump got 19% of the AA vote. Biden only got 61%.

That's trouble for Joe.

Posted by: WisRich at July 27, 2020 02:14 PM (qKfc+)

62% of people recently surveyed said they are afraid to share their political beliefs with anyone. The least afraid were lefty liberals.

*That's* trouble for Joe.

Posted by: ... at July 27, 2020 02:16 PM (zw+Fp)

285 Jo Jo's Rabbit went down the tax hole.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 27, 2020 02:16 PM (r+sAi)

286 Taxes on businesses' assets and profits are a hidden tax that the customer never sees, but pays every penny indirectly. Same with my favorite, taxes on utilities. The electric or phone company will pay any stupid tax that the government puts on them, because they just pass it along. Case in point, the Obamaphone tax. We're still paying that, by the way. Every cell phone bill you pay has a little charge to pay for other peoples' Obamaphones. But at least they itemize that one; many business taxes are completely indirect and the consumer never sees that your money he pays for the item actually goes to the government, not to the seller.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at July 27, 2020 02:16 PM (jK8Z7)

287 Meanwhile in Blue America : " 17 of the 20 most violent cities in America have Democrat mayors. Among the top 20 cities for incidents of violent crime per 1,000 residents, 19 of them have Democrat mayors."

Posted by: runner at July 27, 2020 02:16 PM (zr5Kq)

288 270 Interesting part of that PA gravis poll was that Trump got 19% of the AA vote. Biden only got 61%.

That's trouble for Joe.
Posted by: WisRich at July 27, 2020 02:14 PM (qKfc+)

In other election cycles, I've notice that it often works out that the polled voters who don't express a preference ends up close to the amount who just don't show up on election day. If that were to hold here, that would suggest that at least 20% of that vote was going to stay home.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 27, 2020 02:17 PM (Kpl3J)

289 I'm guessing the ones who are *most* afraid didn't specify their beliefs but we can deduce it.

Posted by: ... at July 27, 2020 02:17 PM (zw+Fp)

290
Well, I wasn't always wrong. I called Nero right.
Posted by: Maxiumus Natius Silverus at July 27, 2020 02:16 PM (PiwSw)


Nero.

https://youtu.be/bE47er6qnqg

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at July 27, 2020 02:17 PM (Zz0t1)

291 I remember the day Daughter of Diogenes received her first paycheck. First time I ever heard her say Bullsh*t!
I laughed my ass off.
A classic teaching moment.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 27, 2020 02:17 PM (axyOa)

292 That's why it will never happen. A lefty told me many years ago, why, we could never have a sales tax instead of an income tax because people could control how much they paid!
Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 27, 2020 02:16 PM (vg8iE)
++++++++++++
You can today, and I am strongly considering it. It is easier if you spent a fair amount of time earning a lot of money.
- Earn a lot. Live small and sock it away
- Once you have a cushion to get you through predictable major repairs and durable goods and have no debt, quit your job
- Earn just enough to cover your minimal expenses and taxes, and go on various assistance programs to get your money back

Barring that, you can choose poverty and government assistance to withdraw yourself from taxation, but that's a mighty bitter pill.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 27, 2020 02:17 PM (hYcqw)

293 270

Which is why it is probably an outlier. No Democrat is getting less than 80% of the black vote.

Posted by: Asshoes at July 27, 2020 02:17 PM (WIi/7)

294 I seem to recall that if Democrats lose 10% of the AA vote, they're in trouble.

*************

I don't think it even needs to be that high, as much as 5% from what I remember would be enough to give the left the biggest chicken fuck in history.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Intensifying My Peaceful Love For Zooey Deschanel at July 27, 2020 02:18 PM (+dsLj)

295 We are all now recovered, despite pharmacists at Walmart refusing to

fill the prescription and the pharmacist at the mom and pop pharmacy

giving me a strong warning about hydroxychloroquine.

Turn the Walmart pharmacist in to the state medical board.
=======

As Zod would say, "Do it. Do it now."

I'm serious. Make these fuckers live by their rules. Also call state health department and make a complaint. Healthcare entities LOVE when some state surveyors come in.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 27, 2020 02:18 PM (vg8iE)

296 In other election cycles, I've notice that it often
works out that the polled voters who don't express a preference ends up
close to the amount who just don't show up on election day. If that
were to hold here, that would suggest that at least 20% of that vote was
going to stay home.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 27, 2020 02:17 PM (Kpl3J)

I feel that a fair amount of the shy Trump vote is hiding in the "not sure".

Posted by: ... at July 27, 2020 02:18 PM (zw+Fp)

297 Not really relevant, but I was recently mocked by my children ( milenials)for calling pot grass! Evidently "nobody" says that anymore!
Posted by: Chillin the most



Nobody pays $40/ounce anymore.

But we did.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 27, 2020 02:18 PM (OZZ16)

298 288 270 Interesting part of that PA gravis poll was that Trump got 19% of the AA vote. Biden only got 61%.

That's trouble for Joe.
Posted by: WisRich at July 27, 2020 02:14 PM (qKfc+)

In other election cycles, I've notice that it often works out that the polled voters who don't express a preference ends up close to the amount who just don't show up on election day. If that were to hold here, that would suggest that at least 20% of that vote was going to stay home.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 27, 2020 02:17 PM (Kpl3J)

==========

And if that's 20% off of the 2016 number, then that's a bigger story than Trump cracking 10% of those who do show up.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at July 27, 2020 02:18 PM (LvTSG)

299 277 At least with Social Security you get back more than you pay in. Until the pyramid scheme collapses anyway.
Posted by: jdgalt at July 27, 2020 02:15 PM (3SFo/)

my parents both got way more than they paid in, maybe 100 times more. I should be close to break even if I don't die too fast. Anybody younger than me? Too bad, you're screwed, kid!!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 27, 2020 02:19 PM (Kpl3J)

300 62% of people recently surveyed said they are afraid to share their political beliefs with anyone. The least afraid were lefty liberals.

I wish to God that they WERE afraid to share their political beliefs. Here in Cali total strangers will give you a leftist harangue with no provocation whatsoever in the assumption that you agree with them.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 27, 2020 02:19 PM (6JYGT)

301 That's why it will never happen. A lefty told me many years ago, why, we could never have a sales tax instead of an income tax because people could control how much they paid!
Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 27, 2020 02:16 PM (vg8iE)

That's why Congress will never pass it... Not a single DC swamp rat would go for it.

But if your state government became jealous enough of Federal encroachment, Article 5 is a possibility.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at July 27, 2020 02:19 PM (J+mig)

302 Which is why it is probably an outlier. No Democrat is getting less than 80% of the black vote.


Posted by: Asshoes at July 27, 2020 02:17 PM (WIi/7)

The better question is how would we ever find out if they did.

Posted by: ... at July 27, 2020 02:19 PM (zw+Fp)

303 my parents both got way more than they paid in, maybe 100 times more. I should be close to break even if I don't die too fast. Anybody younger than me? Too bad, you're screwed, kid!!!
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 27, 2020 02:19 PM (Kpl3J)
---------------

Yeah, I may break even on Social Security, if the system doesn't collapse before I die.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at July 27, 2020 02:20 PM (WEBkv)

304 Walmart is very sensitive about dispensing any *controversial* medicine.

If one has a *controversial* prescription take it somewhere else. Even Kroger's will give you a straight up answer.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 27, 2020 02:20 PM (bETih)

305 234 This is why I like high sales tax states that have no or low income taxes. Drug dealers pay sales too when they buy $500 running shoes or beats headphones.
Posted by: Asshoes at July 27, 2020 02:02 PM (WIi/7)


The Fair Tax Plan is the best national sales tax. No exemptions. Every new product or service is taxed. If you try to make exemptions for critical items, everything will eventually be exempted. No tax on used items.

A "prebate" is given to every citizen for the amount of twice the tax on the poverty level amount. No non-citizen gets the prebate, so you want as many illegals operating in the economy as guest workers as possible. They earn, spend and are taxed, but do not get the prebate.

Posted by: jwest at July 27, 2020 02:20 PM (/BlEx)

306 At least with Social Security you get back more than you pay in. Until the pyramid scheme collapses anyway.
Posted by: jdgalt at July 27, 2020 02:15 PM (3SFo/)

my parents both got way more than they paid in, maybe 100 times more. I should be close to break even if I don't die too fast. Anybody younger than me? Too bad, you're screwed, kid!!!
====

And we get way, way more than we paid it!!! Ole!

Posted by: New, Improved Americans who never paid a penny into SS, but get it anyway! at July 27, 2020 02:20 PM (vg8iE)

307 I wish to God that they WERE afraid to share their
political beliefs. Here in Cali total strangers will give you a leftist
harangue with no provocation whatsoever in the assumption that you agree
with them.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 27, 2020 02:19 PM (6JYGT)

And that's how you know the survey is likely an accurate one. Which makes it a damn sight more useful than any other "poll" right now.

Posted by: ... at July 27, 2020 02:20 PM (zw+Fp)

308 I wish to God that they WERE afraid to share their political beliefs. Here in Cali total strangers will give you a leftist harangue with no provocation whatsoever in the assumption that you agree with them.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 27, 2020 02:19 PM (6JYGT)
+++++++++++
Not just Cali. Anyone working for a woke-ass megacorp takes his career into his own hands if he so much as intimates that he's not a communist. Not immediately, that would give cause. But the next layoff cycle, your ass will be sacked. It is all-consuming.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 27, 2020 02:20 PM (hYcqw)

309 That damn Trump!

MSNBC: Feds Running Guns Into Inner Cities To Help Facilitate Soaring Murder Rate

-
Meanwhile, a real gun runner and chinless wonder, he's fine.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 27, 2020 02:20 PM (+y/Ru)

310 280 This tax would have something that no other system could claim - it'd be theoretically optional, and voluntary is always morally superior to compulsion. You could even starve the beast by living spartanly. It'd give real teeth to boycotts.
======

That's why it will never happen. A lefty told me many years ago, why, we could never have a sales tax instead of an income tax because people could control how much they paid!
Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 27, 2020 02:16 PM (vg8iE)

I think the federal government should levy the states according to their voting strength and then let the states figure out how they collect it. See how enthusiastic they would be then about getting all their illegals counted.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at July 27, 2020 02:20 PM (jK8Z7)

311 300 62% of people recently surveyed said they are afraid to share their political beliefs with anyone. The least afraid were lefty liberals.

I wish to God that they WERE afraid to share their political beliefs. Here in Cali total strangers will give you a leftist harangue with no provocation whatsoever in the assumption that you agree with them.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 27, 2020 02:19 PM (6JYGT)

=========

"I can't believe I'm lying about what I think is good for the country to a random stranger again."
-Fear

"Shut it! We're letting out our rage right now and it feels so good!"
-Anger

"That's a nice blue sky up there! Who wants to look at it?"
-Joy

"I'm living a lie..."
-Sadness

"Ugh...I can't believe this guy is wearing those shoes with that shirt..."
-Disgust

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at July 27, 2020 02:21 PM (LvTSG)

312 292

My long term plan is to slowly reduce my income to the point where I pay no income tax. I will have enough saved and invested that I can do that. Making $45k and paying no tax is the sweet spot. And not just no tax but you qualify for all sorts of low income freebies like damn near free health insurance to start.

Posted by: Asshoes at July 27, 2020 02:21 PM (WIi/7)

313 moved to a town of about 12,000 people, they use sales tax returns for must of the town's revenue and aren't too aggressive on appraisals
June 2020 beat June 2019 by something like 6%

And the county has not incurred debt for over 8 years

Texas, not in the big city

Posted by: DanMan at July 27, 2020 02:21 PM (RusNE)

314 Just saw the Floyd video.
Fuck him. Gangster life = Gangster death

Posted by: PDT at July 27, 2020 02:21 PM (QMwOT)

315 It's 16 y/o George Floyd appearing before Judge Judy for carjacking:


doesn't appear to be the infamous George Floyd who was a Junior not the IV. maybe. who cares.

Posted by: x at July 27, 2020 02:21 PM (nFwvY)

316 The thing is Scotland doesn't have a significant enough economy to survive as a nation on their own. Wool and Whiskey isn't going to keep the lights on and they should know it. I question whether the EU wants another net drain on Germany and France's resources.

1. The EU has already pretty much indicated that they won't accept an independent Scotland.
2. Assuming the new EU budget is approved, the big payers for the next 6 years are Ireland and Italy. *on a per capita basis

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at July 27, 2020 02:21 PM (Zp/Sa)

317 The man is keeping Jo Jo down. Welcome to the club Jo Jo.

Posted by: f'd at July 27, 2020 02:21 PM (Tnijr)

318 And that's how you know the survey is likely an accurate one. Which makes it a damn sight more useful than any other "poll" right now.

*****************

The reality of the Shy Tory was the reason why everyone including Sir Nigel thought Brexit would lose.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Intensifying My Peaceful Love For Zooey Deschanel at July 27, 2020 02:22 PM (+dsLj)

319 That is as hilarious as it is likely sad. I assume that no one in that vehicle will explain the cause and effect and life where voting Democrat will continue.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 27, 2020 02:22 PM (NWEal)

320 Neal Boortz (the retired libertarian radio host) used to be a sports agent, and frequently said that almost universally athletes would call him all confused and upset when they saw the withholding on their first check.

Posted by: Ian S. at July 27, 2020 02:22 PM (ZGrMX)

321 90% of the black vote isn't amazingly useful to the Dems if a lot of the you ain't blacks are *staying home*.

Posted by: ... at July 27, 2020 02:22 PM (zw+Fp)

322 That was hilarious.

Posted by: Cubiclecommando at July 27, 2020 02:22 PM (8m2qT)

323 318 And that's how you know the survey is likely an accurate one. Which makes it a damn sight more useful than any other "poll" right now.

*****************

The reality of the Shy Tory was the reason why everyone including Sir Nigel thought Brexit would lose.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Intensifying My Peaceful Love For Zooey Deschanel at July 27, 2020 02:22 PM (+dsLj)

=========

"Listen, just because we've been a year behind Britain in our election results since 2015 doesn't mean it's gonna happen again."
-The Left, to itself

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at July 27, 2020 02:22 PM (LvTSG)

324 The better question is how would we ever find out if they did.
Posted by: ... at July 27, 2020 02:19 PM (zw+Fp)

Look at precincts that are 100 percent AA.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at July 27, 2020 02:22 PM (jK8Z7)

325 304 Walmart is very sensitive about dispensing any *controversial* medicine.

If one has a *controversial* prescription take it somewhere else. Even Kroger's will give you a straight up answer.
Posted by: Braenyard at July 27, 2020 02:20 PM (bETih)


Hello Walmart, do you carry aspirin? Goood good. We'll be right over...

Posted by: The Reye's Syndrome Legal Defense Fund. at July 27, 2020 02:23 PM (PiwSw)

326 PJ O'Rourke wrote of a similar experience when he wrote for some hippy dip magazine (before Nat'l Lampoon), his astonishment at seeing his $300 monthly paycheck dwindle to $125 after all of the deductions. He said that was then he became a libertarian.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 27, 2020 02:23 PM (0cCil)

327 98.9% chance JoJo votes straight D his entire life.

Posted by: Asshoes at July 27, 2020 02:24 PM (WIi/7)

328 He said that was then he became a libertarian.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 27, 2020 02:23 PM (0cCil)


LOL. That'll help.......

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at July 27, 2020 02:24 PM (Zz0t1)

329 Look at precincts that are 100 percent AA.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at July 27, 2020 02:22 PM (jK8Z7)

Ah so.

Posted by: ... at July 27, 2020 02:24 PM (zw+Fp)

330 Here in Cali total strangers will give you a leftist
harangue with no provocation whatsoever in the assumption that you agree with them.


We need scenes like Airport with Robert Stack wading through the cultists and hippies on his way to the ticket counter

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 27, 2020 02:24 PM (KZzsI)

331 316 The thing is Scotland doesn't have a significant enough economy to survive as a nation on their own. Wool and Whiskey isn't going to keep the lights on and they should know it. I question whether the EU wants another net drain on Germany and France's resources.

1. The EU has already pretty much indicated that they won't accept an independent Scotland.
2. Assuming the new EU budget is approved, the big payers for the next 6 years are Ireland and Italy. *on a per capita basis
Posted by: Laughing in Texas at July 27, 2020 02:21 PM (Zp/Sa)


I think the SNP planned on North Sea oil and gas revenues.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at July 27, 2020 02:24 PM (jK8Z7)

332 330 Here in Cali total strangers will give you a leftist
harangue with no provocation whatsoever in the assumption that you agree with them.

We need scenes like Airport with Robert Stack wading through the cultists and hippies on his way to the ticket counter
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 27, 2020 02:24 PM (KZzsI)

==========

"Excuse me, I'm from the Church of Religious Consciousness..."

*punch*

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at July 27, 2020 02:25 PM (LvTSG)

333 St. George was 46 years old. Reuters confirmed with CBS that the Judge Judy episode in question aired in 2010. Do the math.

Posted by: fly at July 27, 2020 02:25 PM (2M/TV)

334 I assume that no one in that vehicle will explain the cause and effect and life where voting Democrat will continue.

They'll all just blame rich white people and that's as far as it will go.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 27, 2020 02:25 PM (KZzsI)

335 If after this Jo-Jo votes democratic then he deserves the ass reaming.

Posted by: PDT at July 27, 2020 02:25 PM (QMwOT)

336 Today is Midland, TX there is a school board hearing to change the
name of Robert E. Lee HS, as seen in the book/movie "Friday Night
Lights"
In true open govt fashion, it's a
closed hearing, no public admitted, and only the side supporting the
change has been invited to speak. It's one of the
"reddest" counties in TX -- can't let the people decide; they might
decide the "wrong" way.

Posted by: brak at July 27, 2020 02:26 PM (cG+eD)

337 2. Assuming the new EU budget is approved, the big payers for the next 6 years are Ireland and Italy.

Which makes me laugh a lot - an online friend of mine is a big lefty Irishman who was super happy that they're still part of the EU post-Brexit. (To be fair, travel is a big hobby of his, so the EU's relative borderlessness is a direct benefit). We'll see how that holds up.

Posted by: Ian S. at July 27, 2020 02:26 PM (ZGrMX)

338 He said that was then he became a libertarian.

*********************

I dunno why, but every libertarian I've met, including my best friend who leans libertarian, always gave me this uncontrollable urge to punch through their faces.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Intensifying My Peaceful Love For Zooey Deschanel at July 27, 2020 02:26 PM (+dsLj)

339 Hey everybody.

I was reading about this place yesterday. Anybody here been there?

https://tinyurl.com/y6nbxxy7

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2020 02:26 PM (L2ZTs)

340 331 316 The thing is Scotland doesn't have a significant enough economy to survive as a nation on their own. Wool and Whiskey isn't going to keep the lights on and they should know it. I question whether the EU wants another net drain on Germany and France's resources.

1. The EU has already pretty much indicated that they won't accept an independent Scotland.
2. Assuming the new EU budget is approved, the big payers for the next 6 years are Ireland and Italy. *on a per capita basis
Posted by: Laughing in Texas at July 27, 2020 02:21 PM (Zp/Sa)


I think the SNP planned on North Sea oil and gas revenues.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at July 27, 2020 02:24 PM (jK8Z7)

=========

Boris Johnson is also holding Scotland to the agreement that there wouldn't be another referendum for a generation after the last one. So it seems like it'll be 2035 or so for the next effort to peel Scotland away for a life without the British and their ungrateful tax base.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at July 27, 2020 02:26 PM (LvTSG)

341 Nood

Posted by: Methos at July 27, 2020 02:26 PM (kOpft)

342 I think the SNP planned on North Sea oil and gas revenues.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at July 27, 2020 02:24 PM (jK8Z7)


I think they also planned on keeping the Pound Sterling as the monetary unit. The Bank of England told them in no uncertain terms "No", and they indicated they would do it anyway.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at July 27, 2020 02:26 PM (PiwSw)

343
"Excuse me, I'm from the Church of Religious Consciousness..."

*punch*
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at July 27, 2020 02:25 PM (LvTSG)


How 'bout Buddhism?

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at July 27, 2020 02:27 PM (Zz0t1)

344 Today is Midland, TX there is a school board hearing to change the

name of Robert E. Lee HS, as seen in the book/movie "Friday Night

Lights"
In true open govt fashion, it's a

closed hearing, no public admitted, and only the side supporting the

change has been invited to speak. It's one of the

"reddest" counties in TX -- can't let the people decide; they might

decide the "wrong" way.

Posted by: brak at July 27, 2020 02:26 PM (cG+eD)

Storm the meeting and shut it down.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at July 27, 2020 02:27 PM (nAiE/)

345 So where is this younger Floyd now?
He would be 26.
I hope he turned himself around.

Posted by: PDT at July 27, 2020 02:27 PM (QMwOT)

346 I think the SNP planned on North Sea oil and gas revenues.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at July 27, 2020 02:24 PM (jK8Z7)

oh yeah, and between the drop in production as the field ages, and the general drop in oil prices, there isn't a fraction of the money left to fun an independent Scotland, not even if the Brits let them have it all.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 27, 2020 02:27 PM (Kpl3J)

347 there should be a Moron term for hitting Post after nood is called....

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at July 27, 2020 02:27 PM (PiwSw)

348 there should be a Moron term for hitting Post after nood is called....

There is. "willowed".

Posted by: Ian S. at July 27, 2020 02:28 PM (ZGrMX)

349 All the porn stars I worked with back in my "I was a bouncer" days were conservatives, who were really pissed about how much of their income got taxed away. Since they didn't have LLCs to deduct expenses, their whole income was taxable.

Posted by: An Observation at July 27, 2020 02:28 PM (9AKnG)

350 Our town had an RE Lee High School that they just voted to change, too. 2 high schools in town, my vote is that they change the names to "Government Indoctrination Center #1" and "Government Indoctrination Center #2".

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 27, 2020 02:29 PM (Kpl3J)

351 St. George was 46 years old. Reuters confirmed with CBS that the Judge Judy episode in question aired in 2010. Do the math.

I did the math common-core style. The kid in the video is now 107 years old.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com lives again at July 27, 2020 02:29 PM (SchxB)

352 I was reading about this place yesterday. Anybody here been there? https://tinyurl.com/y6nbxxy7

*********************

I'm not surprised that a vendor espousing the virtues of touching wieners when it's not busy roasting them would be in Chicago.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Intensifying My Peaceful Love For Zooey Deschanel at July 27, 2020 02:29 PM (+dsLj)

353 Walmart is very sensitive about dispensing any *controversial* medicine.


HCQ is not controversial. It has been FDA approved for 60 years.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 27, 2020 02:30 PM (oVJmc)

354 Royal Navy was gonna move out of all of its bases in Scotland, as was the RAF and the British Army.

Big sucking sound of money going south of the Hadrian Wall.

Posted by: PDT at July 27, 2020 02:30 PM (QMwOT)

355 Whoring has traditionally been a cash only business. Go mainstream and the Tax Man cumeth.

Posted by: PDT at July 27, 2020 02:32 PM (QMwOT)

356 I had Jo-Jo moments with my 2 kids when they got their first checks. Hilarious.

Posted by: Cheri at July 27, 2020 02:33 PM (oiNtH)

357 @ElonMusk
The left is losing the middle.

me:
The Left is losing its mind.

Posted by: vmom 2020 at July 27, 2020 02:34 PM (TOyHQ)

358 I have heard at work today that this coming weekend the group that calls themselves something like 'Not fucking around' they wear all black and are armed are planning a massive presence somewhere this weekend. Also planning to attend, is a white militia group who will also be armed.

Ladies and gents, may I introduce you to the official start of Civil War Part II.

Posted by: Cheri at July 27, 2020 02:37 PM (oiNtH)

359 He would be 26.
I hope he turned himself around.


His dad is in his life, chances are better than for most of these young knuckleheads

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 27, 2020 02:39 PM (KZzsI)

360 Screw George Floyd. I want to find the bastard who was kneeling on Prince's neck !

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 27, 2020 02:40 PM (NWEal)

361 I love dad's barely-suppressed giggles as JoJo opens his envelope.

Posted by: Texican ette at July 27, 2020 02:40 PM (gou4q)

362 I remember my first paycheck. I was making something like $2.15/hr.

Posted by: Weasel at July 27, 2020 02:50 PM (MVjcR)

363 183 $600 is getting cut to $200 in the gop plan. Of course the msm is all up in arms cuz babies will starve and shit. Gop will cave soon enough. Probably increase it to $800.
Posted by: Asshoes at July 27, 2020 01:55 PM (WIi/7

$600 for a 49 hour week is

Drum roll, please

$15 per hour.

Plus the "normal" state unemployment benefits.

Posted by: Albert Shenker, AFT President. at July 27, 2020 02:56 PM (we2CT)

364 Greetings:

Isn't Jo=Jo kind of tall to be just learning these things ???

Posted by: 11B40 at July 27, 2020 02:58 PM (evgyj)

365 354 Royal Navy was gonna move out of all of its bases in Scotland, as was the RAF and the British Army. Russians and Chinese. Biddi gonrights for Scapa Flow and Faslane? Maybe Holy Loch?

Posted by: Albert Shenker, AFT President. at July 27, 2020 02:59 PM (we2CT)

366
"If I earned that why can't I get it"
LOL.
That is a classic.

Posted by: timactual at July 27, 2020 03:02 PM (pPXFf)

367 I think the federal government should levy the states according to their voting strength and then let the states figure out how they collect it. See how enthusiastic they would be then about getting all their illegals counted.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at July 27, 2020 02:20 PM (jK8Z7

Before the 16th was passed, Federal taxes were done on a proportional basis among the states.

Posted by: Albert Shenker, AFT President. at July 27, 2020 03:20 PM (we2CT)

368 Oh, that is just precious!

Posted by: PlainJane at July 27, 2020 03:29 PM (Qo+uP)

369 wait the kid doesn't know that you have to skip on tax payments like Reverend Al and AOC and Bernie

Posted by: paulnjax at July 27, 2020 04:52 PM (nbaBy)

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