Liberal Democrat Ed Morrissey Announces That He's No Longer a Republican

I imagine there will be a lot of these pieces from the very people I've been telling you were actually Democrats but had chosen to conceal that to keep their worthless jobs.

Now that they can point to Wednesday's unpleasantness as a justification for joining the left, they will.

Morrissey says he's not a Republican now.

If he were an honest man, he'd admit he has not been a Republican, except nominally, for purposes of keeping his droning-gasbag job, since 2015.

I'll write more about this later.

But I'd like to see what commenters think.

I've told everyone the 100% truth about these people. I understand their (liberal, corporate, Get Along Gang) psychology completely.

It's a very simple psychology. They're sheep of a liberal stripe.

I've been saying it for four or five years.

Always trust content from Ace.

Posted by: Ace at 12:08 PM




Comments

(Jump to bottom of page)

1 Yo!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 11, 2021 12:09 PM (CjFDo)

2 Morning ace.

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at January 11, 2021 12:09 PM (u22BW)

3 Was he ever a Republican? I recall hearing him on Cam and Company (NRA News) and he wasn't at all put off about certain firearms restrictions.

Posted by: WitchDoktor at January 11, 2021 12:09 PM (C+We0)

4 And I read the content!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 11, 2021 12:09 PM (CjFDo)

5 Ace is trustworthy

Posted by: MAC SOG'''' at January 11, 2021 12:10 PM (P4Pk9)

6 We always trust your content, Ace!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 11, 2021 12:10 PM (CjFDo)

7 What? Next you'll tell me Colin Powell isn't a rib rocked Republican!

Posted by: Landofskybluewater at January 11, 2021 12:10 PM (TfRnO)

8 >>>3 Was he ever a Republican? I recall hearing him on Cam and Company (NRA News) and he wasn't at all put off about certain firearms restrictions.

well he's a centrist Democrat with a religious component. That's it.

Posted by: ace at January 11, 2021 12:10 PM (5+1A/)

9 Good news, we're getting rid of the 1st Amendment cause it's too White.

Posted by: AmericaLandOfTheFree at January 11, 2021 12:11 PM (Oyenf)

10 For certain values of "Republican".

Posted by: Roland THTG at January 11, 2021 12:11 PM (88+cf)

11 t you'll tell me Colin Powell isn't a rib rocked Republican!
Posted by: Landofskybluewater at January 11, 2021 12:10 PM (TfRnO)

Rock Ridge Rock Ridge Yes

Posted by: MAC SOG'''' at January 11, 2021 12:11 PM (P4Pk9)

12
Big deal. The Republican party renounced itself years ago.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 11, 2021 12:12 PM (s2VJv)

13 Oh noes! What ever will we do without him as an ally?!?

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 11, 2021 12:12 PM (L8ADy)

14 13 Oh noes! What ever will we do without him as an ally?!?
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 11, 2021 12:12 PM (L8ADy)


Actually win arguments and influence people...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 11, 2021 12:12 PM (s2VJv)

15 Always trust content from Ace.

It's the other stuff that can be a bit "iffy".

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 11, 2021 12:13 PM (L8ADy)

16 I thought this was the opportunity for the GOPe to reassert its control over the party.

Trump is history and now it's time for the rise of Flake-ism, right?

Or, they know that the gig is up and they will have no control over the party.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at January 11, 2021 12:13 PM (LvTSG)

17 Who's next? Max Boot? Again.

Posted by: Shooter McGavin at January 11, 2021 12:13 PM (4uSHG)

18 >>9 Good news, we're getting rid of the 1st Amendment cause it's too White.


Jim Geraghty is applauding that. For real.

The typical National Review pose of defending LEFTWING speech as a sacred principle of the Republic, but then justifying or even demanding the suppression of right-leaning speech they don't like.

Over and over and over and over again.

Everything I've said is 100% true.

Posted by: ace at January 11, 2021 12:13 PM (5+1A/)

19 I'll say it for you

LOLGF

Posted by: Rick in SK at January 11, 2021 12:13 PM (FZYNt)

20 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 11, 2021 12:13 PM (Zz0t1)

21 The problem for elite media, and those thinking of joining them, is that they no longer lead public opinion. Even on the troll infested cuck site Hot Air, his own commenters are denouncing him furiously. Salem Media has to be theoretically grateful for corona, otherwise I'm sure they'd be (types deletes).

Millions of Americans are Gabbers now. 1.1 million alone are followers of the real President. By week's end I bet he'll have more followers on Gab than Joe Biden has on Twitter. Join or die, America.

Posted by: trev006 at January 11, 2021 12:13 PM (jpsJS)

22 I skimmed over the Fetid Air piece.

Looks like he's trying the same grift as Kristol...."independent," "voting for reliable conservatives," etc.

Big tell.

Posted by: WitchDoktor at January 11, 2021 12:13 PM (C+We0)

23 From dead thread:
If you want to know who to support in '24, the left is making it easy. (from WZ):
"Democrats are Harassing Josh Hawley's High School, Demanding They Condemn Him"

Posted by: pep at January 11, 2021 12:13 PM (v16oJ)

24
No longer??? Lets try Never Was.

Words MEAN things.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 11, 2021 12:13 PM (8XRCm)

25 Sorry to go Off Topic so early, but in breaking news, a large astronomical event will be visible to the naked eye in the eastern sky early tomorrow morning.

Posted by: McLurkerson at January 11, 2021 12:13 PM (Ynlay)

26 HotAir = LGF with less bicycle seat posts

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 11, 2021 12:13 PM (Zz0t1)

27 Were any of these people true Republicans? The #NeverTrumpers were Republicans in disguise in my opinion. All are liberals at heart grifting their way through life.

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at January 11, 2021 12:14 PM (4q/mG)

28 Fuck Ed and the rest of these grafting assholes.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 11, 2021 12:14 PM (B+fh7)

29 >>I've been saying it for four or five years.


I've been here for over 10...


Be Better, Ace.

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2021 12:14 PM (sWH4P)

30 I've been saying it for four or five years.
Always trust content from Ace.

++++
Pretty much. You and the COBs aren't unbiased of course, nor are you always right. Yet I am not aware of a single time in my (admittedly rather brief) five years using this platform that any of y'all have lied to your users.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 11, 2021 12:14 PM (UZVEt)

31 There's content?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 11, 2021 12:14 PM (1ISKN)

32 Ace is the place with the helpful content man.

Posted by: SFGoth at January 11, 2021 12:14 PM (1kzjW)

33 Alternate title: Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man says he's No Longer Made of Marshmallow.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 11, 2021 12:14 PM (VpIIl)

34 Talk about separating the sheep and the goats. Evil is coming out of the shadows more now than ever.

Posted by: Jmel at January 11, 2021 12:14 PM (F/nTF)

35 Will any of the Parler users banned by Amazon stop buying from Amazon?

Posted by: AmericaLandOfTheFree at January 11, 2021 12:14 PM (Oyenf)

36 >>>Looks like he's trying the same grift as Kristol...."independent," "voting for reliable conservatives," etc.


Ben Sasse, Mitt Romney, Lisa Murkowski, etc.

Oh and supporting Joe Biden -- he's a centrist moderate, and he's our president now.

Everyone salute.

Posted by: ace at January 11, 2021 12:14 PM (5+1A/)

37 I trust Ace.

Posted by: Serious Cat at January 11, 2021 12:14 PM (700n7)

38 Meh.

It's not like I care.

The Republican Party is a shell, and the game is over. There will be value in capturing the apparatus, I suppose.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at January 11, 2021 12:14 PM (LvTSG)

39 Never doubted you. If the same type grifters self-sorted in the House and Senate I might consider voting again if there was a anyone left. This coordinated hit on Sen. Hawley, by the was, is without parallel. Tells me the deserters like Sen. Blackburn were told what was coming.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at January 11, 2021 12:14 PM (H8Bf9)

40 Always trust content from Ace.

Posted by: Ace at 12:08 PM


So it is written.

So it shall be.

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 11, 2021 12:14 PM (Zz0t1)

41 I won't panic until David French says he's leaving...again.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 11, 2021 12:15 PM (kTF2Z)

42 >>Everything I've said is 100% true.


Even that thing about your etchings?

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2021 12:15 PM (sWH4P)

43 I assume the first twenty conversions get cake or something.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 11, 2021 12:15 PM (yQpMk)

44 We always applaud when a weak Dem moves over to our side. I have no problem with this tool leaving, and opening the primary up for another who might be better. The country is polarized, but at least we now know who the shapeshifters are.

Posted by: pep at January 11, 2021 12:15 PM (v16oJ)

45 Can't go to the link.

It doesn't like my script blocker.

Eff them.

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 11, 2021 12:15 PM (Zz0t1)

46 From dead thread:
If you want to know who to support in '24, the left is making it easy. (from WZ):
"Democrats are Harassing Josh Hawley's High School, Demanding They Condemn Him"
=======
That just shows the mentality of these monsters - high school mean girls. I hope they all get afflicted with anal cancer.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at January 11, 2021 12:15 PM (vg8iE)

47 Liberal Democrat Ed Morrissey Announces That He's No Longer a Republican

Once you've got the virus, you don't need a mask.

Posted by: t-bird at January 11, 2021 12:15 PM (1vynn)

48 Morrisey is now demonstrably pro abortion, pro slavery, and anti free speech.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 11, 2021 12:15 PM (kA3Cp)

49 35 Will any of the Parler users banned by Amazon stop buying from Amazon?
Posted by: AmericaLandOfTheFree at January 11, 2021 12:14 PM (Oyenf)


The idea is for the lockdowns to destroy as much of the private sector as possible so that Amazon becomes the Company Store of L"Amerikkka.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 11, 2021 12:15 PM (s2VJv)

50 Hey Ed, let me introduce you to a fucking salad.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 11, 2021 12:15 PM (VpIIl)

51 42 >>Everything I've said is 100% true.


Even that thing about your etchings?
Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2021 12:15 PM (sWH4P)

=========

I'm iffy on his instructions for power drills.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at January 11, 2021 12:15 PM (LvTSG)

52 Liberal Democrat Colin Powell also announced yesterday that he's dropping the gag and leaving the RINOs to be an official democrat.

Posted by: Archer at January 11, 2021 12:16 PM (gmo/4)

53 >>>The Republican Party is a shell, and the game is over. There will be value in capturing the apparatus, I suppose.

I hear that! But... just want to point out that the fakers brought us to this pass.

Seriously, it's very weird that 90% of "conservative" media employees are in fact liberals who've been agitating for the Democrats for five years.

Posted by: ace at January 11, 2021 12:16 PM (5+1A/)

54 Everyone salute.

Posted by: ace at January 11, 2021 12:14 PM (5+1A/)

got it covered: ,,|,, ChinaJoe

Posted by: Unclefacts at January 11, 2021 12:16 PM (ihUzW)

55 Well, with Morrissey leaving it ends up increasing the average IQ of both groups...

Posted by: WitchDoktor at January 11, 2021 12:16 PM (C+We0)

56 What? Next you'll tell me Colin Powell isn't a rib rocked Republican!
Posted by: Landofskybluewater


We don't know where he is.

He's lost. Don't bother looking.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at January 11, 2021 12:16 PM (vcOmj)

57 The damage the Neocons have wrought upon the country *cannot* be overstated.

Posted by: McLurkerson at January 11, 2021 12:16 PM (Ynlay)

58 Well hell I've only been a Republican a few times briefly in the past to vote in primaries. When I first registered to vote at age 18, I didn't choose a party affiliation.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2021 12:16 PM (KZzsI)

59 Always trust content from Ace.
Posted by: Ace at 12:08 PM

So it is written.
So it shall be.
Posted by: Sponge


Content? Yes. Transportation suggestions - meh.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 11, 2021 12:16 PM (R0PNN)

60
So Allahpundit becomes the standard bearer, right?...

/sarc

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 11, 2021 12:16 PM (s2VJv)

61 In a move that surprises no one. And that's the funniest part, they think this is some sort of revelation, like we were too stupid to see all along what they really were.

Posted by: Grip the Weasel at January 11, 2021 12:17 PM (KbCG3)

62 >>>50 Hey Ed, let me introduce you to a fucking salad.


what's that joke people do where a dead leftwing journalist asks "what's a salad" or something like that?

Posted by: ace at January 11, 2021 12:17 PM (5+1A/)

63 I gave up on Hot Air a long time ago. Wasn't worth my (or anybody's) time.

Posted by: Coarsehair at January 11, 2021 12:17 PM (u2S8C)

64 Sooper Catholic Ed Morrissey is of the baby murder party? The hell you say?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 11, 2021 12:17 PM (QYoFn)

65 22 I skimmed over the Fetid Air piece.

Looks like he's trying the same grift as Kristol...."independent," "voting for reliable conservatives," etc.

Big tell.
Posted by: WitchDoktor at January 11, 2021 12:13 PM (C+We0)
............................

All that's left is a tweet saying, "What's happening to me?!?!?!?" to extend the grift.

Posted by: Matticus Finch at January 11, 2021 12:17 PM (mENHL)

66 I'm iffy on his instructions for power drills.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan

And shelves.

And ... (golf clap)

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at January 11, 2021 12:17 PM (vcOmj)

67 I'm surprised Ed would have written that before Allah. Or maybe AP did a long time ago already and I missed it. I miss a lot of what those guys say, now.

Posted by: Andy_in_Colorado at January 11, 2021 12:17 PM (CBrao)

68 >>Seriously, it's very weird that 90% of "conservative" media employees are in fact liberals who've been agitating for the Democrats for five years.


I always thought that Peanut Butter tasted a little...off?

Posted by: Jasper Perino at January 11, 2021 12:17 PM (sWH4P)

69 ace is an old-timey boyscout

Posted by: Count de Monet in exile at his Fortress of Solitude at January 11, 2021 12:17 PM (4I/2K)

70 There's content?
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 11, 2021 12:14 PM (1ISKN)


The comment section.

It's where I go.

- Andrew Breitbart

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 11, 2021 12:17 PM (Zz0t1)

71 Gov. Cuomo this morning: "We simply cannot stay closed until the vaccine hits critical mass. The
cost is too high. We will have nothing left to open. We must reopen the
economy, but we must do it smartly and safely."

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at January 11, 2021 12:17 PM (CQ3Qb)

72 I don't really understand the business model here.

I get that Bill Kristol, Anna Navarro, and a few other obese nominal Republicans will have jobs but Ed Morrissey? Who is he? Erik Whatever? No way.

Once the right stops giving outrage clicks to HA or Redstate it's over for them.

I say everyone on the right boycotts the soft right.

Posted by: MJ at January 11, 2021 12:17 PM (gAMkn)

73 Desert Spouse and I dumped our Republican party registration, too. But not because they were 'too icky' like Ed Morrissey says, but because they were useless, spineless squishes who refused to stand up on their hind legs and fight for our side.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado -tempore belli!) at January 11, 2021 12:17 PM (N3El/)

74 When Malkin hired the Captain, I knew Hot Gas was being sold to an "extremely" conservative media outlet like Salem.

Posted by: Valiant at January 11, 2021 12:17 PM (/RD2Y)

75 Dementia Joe and The Ho are NOT my President and Vice President.

Remember, it is patriotic to say this.

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at January 11, 2021 12:17 PM (WsJuq)

76 Our govt center was closed this morning.
Not even a note on the door to explain. Local officials we know did not answer phones. I think TPTB are meeting to plan curfews and Quebec-style lockdowns with "credible threats to the inauguration" as the excuse.

Posted by: Mongerel at January 11, 2021 12:18 PM (j29xT)

77
But I'd like to see what commenters think.

------

Hey big guy.

There's this whole section below your thread posts where you might be able to find that out.

"We" call it "comments".

Give it look sometime.....

Posted by: fixerupper at January 11, 2021 12:18 PM (8XRCm)

78
that cool
I no longer a republican either


Posted by: will choose a nic later at January 11, 2021 12:18 PM (r4bSV)

79 They can have the republican party.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 11, 2021 12:18 PM (QYoFn)

80 I get it but I don't get it.
There were half a million people in DC and a fraction of a fraction marched into the Capitol and a fraction of that fraction actually broke something and it's the end of the world?
I'm glad the masks are coming off either way.

Posted by: Tree of Liberty Landscaping at January 11, 2021 12:18 PM (DB16e)

81 Sorry to go Off Topic so early, but in breaking news, a large astronomical event will be visible to the naked eye in the eastern sky early tomorrow morning.


Is this the triple conjunction? Too many trees for me to see Mercury.

Trivia: what's the closest planet to the Earth? On average, it's Mercury. Think about it...

Posted by: t-bird at January 11, 2021 12:18 PM (CTJwJ)

82 Pretty much all the think-tankers, politicians, hacks, and media mouthpieces I thought were progressives are exactly what I thought they were. And there's some extras that I didn't think were but they simply cannot help themselves but throw their "me too" bona fides onto the collective Emmanuel Goldstein two minutes of hate virtue signal pyre.

I'll be living my life a bit differently now, but I won't be abandoning my principles to do it. But the cowardice is alarming.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at January 11, 2021 12:18 PM (HhXSr)

83 "Always trust content from Ace."

And me!

Posted by: The Gorton's Fisherman at January 11, 2021 12:18 PM (3MG/9)

84 Oh, and HotAir is just Little Green Footballs without the biking and jazz guitar threads.

Posted by: Matticus Finch at January 11, 2021 12:18 PM (mENHL)

85 the Charlie Gibson I think it was "what's this" gag goes way back to when he claimed to know nothing whatsoever about, I think it was Palin? Which everyone knew and was his job to know.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2021 12:18 PM (KZzsI)

86 I like my salad tossed.

- Ed Morrissey

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 11, 2021 12:18 PM (Zz0t1)

87 I'm surprised Ed would have written that before Allah. Or maybe AP did a long time ago already and I missed it. I miss a lot of what those guys say, now.

Posted by: Andy_in_Colorado at January 11, 2021 12:17 PM (CBrao)

- -

I don't think AP ever had to outright say it. He made it clear a long time ago just through writing his Russiagate conspiracies.

Posted by: WitchDoktor at January 11, 2021 12:18 PM (C+We0)

88 There's way, WAY more 'normie' democrats that can be attracted to Trump's brand of right of center populism than there are from the group of nostalgic Reaganites.

Posted by: Serious Cat at January 11, 2021 12:18 PM (700n7)

89 I used to read HA. Mostly because I was interested in hearing what the weak sisters were thinking.

Who cares. I haven't clicked in months. Haven't missed a thing.

Posted by: MJ at January 11, 2021 12:18 PM (gAMkn)

90 Whoops, I didn't make the connection and just assumed Morrissey was a RINO I didn't know. Perhaps I should read the content.....Naaaaaaah.

Posted by: pep at January 11, 2021 12:18 PM (v16oJ)

91 I always assume anyone who does not explicitly say and treat the Dems as enemies of the US is a Dem. Whether they are or not on paper doesn't matter, functionally they are Dems.

Posted by: MaureenTheTemp at January 11, 2021 12:18 PM (GZ/yK)

92 Ed Morrissey is basically Allahpundit as filtered through type 2 diabetes.

By the way, I realize using the name of Allahpundit was all edgy and shit after 9/11 but you think after 20 years he'd move on.

Posted by: Azathoth at January 11, 2021 12:18 PM (y8Hth)

93 72 I don't really understand the business model here.

I get that Bill Kristol, Anna Navarro, and a few other obese nominal Republicans will have jobs but Ed Morrissey? Who is he? Erik Whatever? No way.

Once the right stops giving outrage clicks to HA or Redstate it's over for them.

I say everyone on the right boycotts the soft right.
Posted by: MJ at January 11, 2021 12:17 PM (gAMkn)

=========

I finally cut Hot Air from my RSS feed last week. I feel less irritated on a day to day basis now.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at January 11, 2021 12:18 PM (LvTSG)

94 Did Ed Morrisey actually follow the same election process that we did? I almost mistook him for a CNN talking head there.

Posted by: exdem13 at January 11, 2021 12:19 PM (W+kMI)

95 Seriously, it's very weird that 90% of "conservative" media employees are in fact liberals who've been agitating for the Democrats for five years.
Posted by: ace at January 11, 2021 12:16 PM (5+1A/)
++++
Is it weird, or is it because of who's paying their bills?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 11, 2021 12:19 PM (UZVEt)

96 You nailed it Ace -- not only a wordsmith, but a prophet for our times.

And if you ever come out of the closet as a commie after all this time, well ... the look on William Wallace's face in Braveheart at the end of that battle scene when he is astonished to find he's been betrayed by Robert the Bruce comes to mind.

Posted by: ShainS at January 11, 2021 12:19 PM (KhS2D)

97 Conservative Media is basically just the minor leagues of Media. They're Liberal Media's B-Team, they only work in Conservative Media because they got rejected by the team they wanted to be on and this is their fallback.

Posted by: AmericaLandOfTheFree at January 11, 2021 12:19 PM (Oyenf)

98 " Everyone salute.

Posted by: ace at January 11, 2021 12:14 PM (5+1A/)"

I just farted and waived it. Does that count?

Posted by: Marcus T at January 11, 2021 12:19 PM (VpIIl)

99 Nice dig at Patterico at the end, too, useless motherfucker that he is.

Posted by: radar at January 11, 2021 12:19 PM (3Zp/H)

100 Damn, Sponge, you beat me to it.

Posted by: Matticus Finch at January 11, 2021 12:19 PM (mENHL)

101 Sorry to go Off Topic so early, but in breaking news, a large astronomical event will be visible to the naked eye in the eastern sky early tomorrow morning

Its good to know when these things will happen so I can anticipate a cloudy sky in Oregon.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2021 12:19 PM (KZzsI)

102 "Vice President of the United States." As Professor Long back in the 70's at CSUS used to ask, "What crime, if any, has been committed?"

Posted by: 80's music fan at January 11, 2021 12:20 PM (glGDV)

103 I finally cut Hot Air from my RSS feed last week. I feel less irritated on a day to day basis now.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at January 11, 2021 12:18 PM (LvTSG)

The only places I came were here and Instapundit and Instapundit is headed for the trash can.

Posted by: Vanya at January 11, 2021 12:20 PM (gAFsE)

104 "Always trust content from Ace."

But be wary of the shelves.

Posted by: sinalco at January 11, 2021 12:20 PM (yODqO)

105
Sorry to go Off Topic so early, but in breaking news, a large
astronomical event will be visible to the naked eye in the eastern sky
early tomorrow morning.





Is this the triple conjunction? Too many trees for me to see Mercury.



Trivia: what's the closest planet to the Earth? On average, it's Mercury. Think about it...

Posted by: t-bird at January 11, 2021 12:18 PM (CTJwJ)
Aw nuts! I was pulling for the SMOD.

Posted by: Archer at January 11, 2021 12:20 PM (gmo/4)

106 Personally, I'm willing to believe anything of anyone at this point.

Posted by: Dr. T at January 11, 2021 12:20 PM (Vgw1E)

107 Stunning and Brave!

Why did he wait until this week to do so?
He could have done this any time after Trump was elected.

I hope whatever HotAir readers remain have noticed the grift: Ed was happy to remain a Republican to retain the appearance of being one of them, one who simply didn't like Trump, but was committed to the party and her elective represntatives apart from #Orangemanbad.

Now that Trump lost, and the GOP Senate majority is gone, he's walking away.

#Courage

Posted by: Lizzy at January 11, 2021 12:20 PM (bDqIh)

108 When Malkin hired the Captain, I knew Hot Gas was being sold to an "extremely" conservative media outlet like Salem.
Posted by: Valiant at January 11, 2021 12:17 PM (/RD2Y)

Malkin vs Coulter is the definitive rebuttal against "white" nationalism. Ethnicity is going to play a major role in the coming conflict, but in no way will it be decisive.

Posted by: trev006 at January 11, 2021 12:20 PM (jpsJS)

109 I've been saying for years that Trump is the rectification of names. It looks like that process is coming fast now.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at January 11, 2021 12:20 PM (jOcSX)

110 >> Ed Morrissey Announces That He's No Longer a Republican

[ yawns ]

Posted by: 40 Miles North at January 11, 2021 12:20 PM (uWF4x)

111 Looking for a man with a crease in his pants.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 11, 2021 12:20 PM (63Dwl)

112 "Liberal Democrat Ed Morrissey Announces That He's No Longer a Republican ... But I'd like to see what commenters think."

Ed Morrissey? Who dat?

Posted by: Apply gp Directly To Forehead at January 11, 2021 12:20 PM (qpX6U)

113 *Hee Haw Field Salute*

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2021 12:20 PM (KZzsI)

114 3 Was he ever a Republican? I recall hearing him on Cam and Company (NRA News) and he wasn't at all put off about certain firearms restrictions.
Posted by: WitchDoktor at January 11, 2021 12:09 PM

That was just common sense gun control, and not the hill to die on...

Posted by: Cuckservatives Everywhere at January 11, 2021 12:20 PM (3MG/9)

115 By the way, I realize using the name of Allahpundit was all edgy and shit after 9/11 but you think after 20 years he'd move on.
Posted by: Azathoth at January 11, 2021 12:18 PM (y8Hth)2

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

Oh, that will be fun, when Allahpundit finally sheds the name with a weepy mea culpa and furious denunciations of Islamophobia.

Posted by: radar at January 11, 2021 12:20 PM (3Zp/H)

116 Morrissey says he's not a Republican now.

"Oh, honey. We all knew..."

Posted by: Morrissey's Mom at January 11, 2021 12:20 PM (l0Lgi)

117 They can have the republican party.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 11, 2021 12:18 PM (QYoFn)

Gang of 8 and betrayal of the tea party cured me.

Posted by: BignJames at January 11, 2021 12:21 PM (AwYPR)

118 I don't really understand the business model here.

I get that Bill Kristol, Anna Navarro, and a few other obese nominal Republicans will have jobs but Ed Morrissey? Who is he? Erik Whatever? No way.

Once the right stops giving outrage clicks to HA or Redstate it's over for them.

I say everyone on the right boycotts the soft right.

- -

I've stopped following Fetid Air for awhile now, BUT the real indicator as to where they sat on the Influence Scale was when they changed their comment system to one that is Facebook-administered or something like that.

Overnight, posts that would get hundreds of comments suddenly got maybe 20. It was a joke. Still is. Very doubtful they are getting many eyeballs.

Posted by: WitchDoktor at January 11, 2021 12:21 PM (C+We0)

119 Ed Morrisey is what happens when LGF and AP had an obese baby that never grew up.

And never met a carbohydrate it didn't like.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 11, 2021 12:21 PM (VpIIl)

120 The idea is for the lockdowns to destroy as much of the private sector as possible so that Amazon becomes the Company Store of L"Amerikkka.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 11, 2021 12:15 PM (s2VJv)


I canceled my prime yesterday. I'd already started ordering anywhere else that I could. If millions either cancelled prime or deleted accounts yesterday, we'd never hear about it.

Amazon should have been scrutinized back when they bought whole foods. We're going to see things get much worse. Already "all restaurants are taco bell" ain't so funny anymore.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 11, 2021 12:21 PM (L8ADy)

121 Did a quick check of Hot Air headlines. I haven't really been there unless J.J. provided a link. Place sounds like Microsoft News or Daily Beast or Vox. Ed Morrisey is no longer a true Conservative or a true Republican. I'm okay with that.

Posted by: exdem13 at January 11, 2021 12:21 PM (W+kMI)

122 Sorry to go Off Topic so early, but in breaking news, a large astronomical event will be visible to the naked eye in the eastern sky early tomorrow morning.
Posted by: McLurkerson at January 11, 2021 12:13 PM (Ynlay)

Could you be more specific?

Posted by: Gaelic Girl's Irish Democracy at January 11, 2021 12:21 PM (5FCda)

123 To see Ed Morrissey is to know that Ed Morrissey is not to be listened to.

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2021 12:21 PM (sWH4P)

124 Damn, Sponge, you beat me to it.
Posted by: Matticus Finch at January 11, 2021 12:19 PM (mENHL)


I was going to ask if you forgot your Amy Schumer sock.....

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 11, 2021 12:21 PM (Zz0t1)

125 This is just attention-seeking bullshit. I fall in the minority of morons who post here in that I do not like President Trump. However, one doesn't need to like him to recognize that he is, in fact, the president, and that he has advanced certain things that I care about (and prevented Clinton from instituting policies that I would hate). That said, whatever I think about him has no bearing on whether or not I'm a Republican.

Posted by: Xander Crews at January 11, 2021 12:21 PM (q6o8z)

126

I like my salad tossed.

- Ed Morrissey
Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 11, 2021 12:18 PM (Zz0t1)

------

Olive Garden has a never ending one.
Its next to the Super 8.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 11, 2021 12:21 PM (8XRCm)

127 I don't know Ace, this Ed guy looks tailored made to ride bronco on a Vespa.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 11, 2021 12:21 PM (vQJZv)

128 My post keeps getting deleted there, it read as follow:

There is not a single republican that writes for this site. FYI, Ace says the lido deck needs cleaning, WOMP WOMP!

Posted by: Lloyd Sharp at January 11, 2021 12:22 PM (ULt/q)

129 I finally cut Hot Air from my RSS feed last week. I feel less irritated on a day to day basis now.

I just deleted it. I'll have to pick up the shattered pieces of my life and go on.

Posted by: pep at January 11, 2021 12:22 PM (v16oJ)

130 118 I've stopped following Fetid Air for awhile now, BUT the real indicator as to where they sat on the Influence Scale was when they changed their comment system to one that is Facebook-administered or something like that.

Overnight, posts that would get hundreds of comments suddenly got maybe 20. It was a joke. Still is. Very doubtful they are getting many eyeballs.
Posted by: WitchDoktor at January 11, 2021 12:21 PM (C+We0)

=========

They've since switched back to Disqus, and their comments are back to a more respectable level.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at January 11, 2021 12:22 PM (LvTSG)

131 there was only one party. The rest was a puppet show. You know the show is over because they puppets are taking their bows.

The show being over is not a good sign. It means they no longer intend to rule by trick or artifice. You will be assigned a social credit score . . .

Posted by: simplemind at January 11, 2021 12:22 PM (TKJuE)

132 Ed was the fatty with the podcast, right?

I saw about 8 seconds of that before I discounted Ed Morrisssey for good.

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2021 12:22 PM (sWH4P)

133 122 Sorry to go Off Topic so early, but in breaking news, a large astronomical event will be visible to the naked eye in the eastern sky early tomorrow morning.
Posted by: McLurkerson at January 11, 2021 12:13 PM (Ynlay)

Could you be more specific?
-----------------
Alien Invasion?

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 11, 2021 12:22 PM (vQJZv)

134 Thank the lord above we don;t have John McVain yammering at us.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Fopps News Sucks at January 11, 2021 12:22 PM (fIGh5)

135 What is "rock ribbed"? Does it have something to do with condoms?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 11, 2021 12:22 PM (QYoFn)

136 I'd trust Ace for everything but shelves hurr hurr hurr

Posted by: Amy Schumer at January 11, 2021 12:22 PM (KZzsI)

137 Ed Morrissey.

Someone should tell him the Sta-Puft Marshmallow Man is NOT a body type that should be emulated.

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 11, 2021 12:22 PM (Zz0t1)

138 How many 'democrats' quit being democrats when they were burning down cities last year?

Posted by: Jean at January 11, 2021 12:22 PM (Xih1H)

139 Oh Ed, the crocodile is hungry right now and he's not interested in what's in your hand, but your jiggly white ass.

Posted by: McLurkerson at January 11, 2021 12:22 PM (Ynlay)

140 I have not been to HA for a few years. Poked over there to read the article and see the comments. What a dumpster fire that place is!

Thank you, Ace. Cannot overstate how appreciative of this site I am. Thank you COBs and the horde. Nowhere else like this place exists.

Posted by: Eli Cash at January 11, 2021 12:22 PM (SScvq)

141 Could you be more specific?
Posted by: Gaelic Girl's Irish Democracy at January 11, 2021 12:21 PM (5FCda)

----

Sunrise.


He's talking about sunrise.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 11, 2021 12:23 PM (8XRCm)

142 Morrissey says he's not a Republican now.



"Oh, honey. We all knew..."

Posted by: Morrissey's Mom


The feather boa and candelabrum were kind of a tell.

Posted by: pep at January 11, 2021 12:23 PM (v16oJ)

143 Sooper Catholic Ed Morrissey is of the baby murder party? The hell you say?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy


They're a - scared of what's comin', and headin' for the hills!

Yeah, I think a lot of these guys were 9/11 Republicans or Conservatives or whatever they want to call people on the right side of the political center, if there is such a thing anymore. After 9/11, every motor mouth wanted a blog to bleat about how tough they were about standing up to the rag heads.
So, here we are, not quite 20 years later, and they are all pissin' their shorts about something, and afraid of that drunken senile old clown, Pelosi.
Makes you wonder how brave and tough they ever where.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at January 11, 2021 12:23 PM (vcOmj)

144 Im leaving the republican party for an entire different reason.

Posted by: Ward at January 11, 2021 12:23 PM (nzKWW)

145 "I like my salad tossed.

- Ed Morrissey
Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 11, 2021 12:18 PM (Zz0t1)"

Morrissey wouldn't know a salad if it crawled so far up his ass it winked at him in the mirror.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 11, 2021 12:23 PM (VpIIl)

146 Could you be more specific?


Tank Abrams is taking her annual bath.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 11, 2021 12:23 PM (QYoFn)

147 Breaking: water is wet

Posted by: RIP America at January 11, 2021 12:23 PM (Ku8S2)

148 The only Morrissey that counts is still based

Posted by: Josephistan at January 11, 2021 12:23 PM (D2U7G)

149 Are Frederick George Wilson and his spouse, Molly, still Republicans? BC the drivel the Florida Republican party was spewing on Friday about the Capitol sounded like something he would say, minus a few "Trump-hate" comments.

Posted by: EveR at January 11, 2021 12:24 PM (R0z7P)

150 I just want to quote Goldberg's blurb on "Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Change"

...Jonah Goldberg reminds us that the original fascists were really on the left, and that liberals from Woodrow Wilson to FDR to Hillary Clinton have advocated policies and principles remarkably similar to those of Hitler's National Socialism and Mussolini's Fascism. Contrary to what most people think, the Nazis were ardent socialists (hence the term "National socialism"). They believed in free health care and guaranteed jobs. They confiscated inherited wealth and spent vast sums on public education. They purged the church from public policy, promoted a new form of pagan spirituality, and inserted the authority of the state into every nook and cranny of daily life. The Nazis declared war on smoking, supported abortion, euthanasia, and gun control... The quintessential Liberal Fascist isn't an SS storm trooper; it is a female grade school teacher with an education degree from Brown or Swarthmore.

did something change?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 11, 2021 12:24 PM (sfhL4)

151 Well bless his heart.

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 11, 2021 12:24 PM (Zz0t1)

152 Always trust content from Ace.

Posted by: Ace at 12:08 PM


Fact-checked by: Ace at 12:09 PM

Certified by: Ace at 12:10 PM

Posted by: This...is AoS at January 11, 2021 12:24 PM (9Fwwf)

153 What are all these grifters and #NeverTrumpers (but I repeat myself) going to do when President Trump is no longer in office? Where is their next paycheck coming from?

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at January 11, 2021 12:24 PM (4q/mG)

154 I keep getting a Cloudflare timeout on Gab, with a Gab.com is under maintenance ..

Posted by: Jean at January 11, 2021 12:24 PM (Xih1H)

155 Amazing how many people on "our side" are using the 6th as an excuse to bolt left.

Not that I ever gave it *much* thought, but I always assumed that if the US had a version of the Reichstag Fire there would be ,you know, *fire*. This whole thing is so pathetic I'm nearly speechless.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 11, 2021 12:24 PM (1lKRm)

156 How many 'democrats' quit being democrats when they were burning down cities last year?
Posted by: Jean


If they would have quit, Antifa would have come the THEIR house and pounded on the door, the way they harassed Tucker Carlson's wife in DC.
Fear.....fear keeps them together.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at January 11, 2021 12:24 PM (vcOmj)

157 Do these people think they will have a good social credit score? Or even know how they work?

Pro tip: They don't work for anyone but the elite. We are not the elite.

Posted by: Eli Cash at January 11, 2021 12:24 PM (SScvq)

158 This can be filed in the "no shit, Sherlock" file.

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 11, 2021 12:24 PM (Zz0t1)

159 Nice dig at Patterico at the end, too, useless motherfucker that he is.
Posted by: radar at January 11, 2021 12:19 PM (3Zp/H)



I still think his case files need to be audited since he declared that coerced confessions were just dandy.

God only knows how many innocent men Frey has framed.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 11, 2021 12:24 PM (yQpMk)

160 73 Desert Spouse and I dumped our Republican party registration, too. But not because they were 'too icky' like Ed Morrissey says, but because they were useless, spineless squishes who refused to stand up on their hind legs and fight for our side.
--------
Too right, that!

Posted by: exdem13 at January 11, 2021 12:24 PM (W+kMI)

161 Sorry to go Off Topic so early, but in breaking news, a large astronomical event will be visible to the naked eye in the eastern sky early tomorrow morning.
===
SMOD at last we've found you?!?!?!?!?!

Posted by: I forget the lady's name in Young Frankenstein at January 11, 2021 12:24 PM (L2+DN)

162 150
did something change?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 11, 2021 12:24 PM (sfhL4)

=========

Someone not of the body became the Republican nominee for president 4 years ago.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at January 11, 2021 12:24 PM (LvTSG)

163 I finally cut Hot Air from my RSS feed last week. I feel less irritated on a day to day basis now.

I just deleted it. I'll have to pick up the shattered pieces of my life and go on.
Posted by: pep at January 11, 2021 12:22 PM (v16oJ)


I haven't willingly gone there since a little while after MM sold the thing. I might wind up clicking a link, and remember why I never bother. The sad part is so many neoconservatives think it's some sort of voice of fence sitters the moderate.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 11, 2021 12:24 PM (L8ADy)

164 "Trivia: what's the closest planet to the Earth?"

The moon, obviously. You say it's not a planet? Fight me.

Posted by: Apply gp Directly To Forehead at January 11, 2021 12:24 PM (qpX6U)

165 It's a tough problem. People with a "verbal skew" and high verbal IQ who are good at writing tend to be left-wing. As the upper-middle class of America becomes increasingly left-wing, anybody who went to a "good school" and has those verbal chops will tend to be more left-wing, or at least have a social circle that is mostly left-wing, which means they'll probably drift more and more left over time.
The Right should hire based more on ideology.
Of course, most of the Right is controlled opposition, so it's not really an accident that most of the hires end up left-wing over time.

Posted by: AmericaLandOfTheFree at January 11, 2021 12:24 PM (Oyenf)

166 There is one way to stop this madness but it would take a lot of time of which I'm afraid we don't have anymore.

Conservatives need to start infiltrating the dem party.

Posted by: Justsayin' at January 11, 2021 12:25 PM (Fs5vw)

167 -
--
Sorry to go Off Topic so early, but in breaking news, a large astronomical event will be visible to the naked eye in the eastern sky early tomorrow morning

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

Isn't there a large astronomical event visible to the naked eye in the eastern sky first thing every morning?

Posted by: irright at January 11, 2021 12:25 PM (8rX4S)

168 Ed "I was a Republican because it paid, but, my paymasters have decided icky Republicans won't get paid, so, I'm admitting the obvious because of my paycheck" Morrissey is now openly admitting he's left the GOP?

Sort of interesting Ed's leaving something he never arrived at.

Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at January 11, 2021 12:25 PM (WEBkv)

169 'Glans n Glove' - Ed Morrissey (2021)

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2021 12:25 PM (sWH4P)

170 *now commenting from Brave, Firefox has been 86'd*

Posted by: Count de Monet in exile at his Fortress of Solitude at January 11, 2021 12:25 PM (4I/2K)

171 I do trust you, Ace...you are one of the few political voices I trust unquestionably...you have never wavered in your beliefs in the years I've read you...I don't comment much frankly because I don't really understand how to copy and paste for replies and there are A LOT of comments but I read every single day.. multiple times checking in. Thanks for being here and all the other cobloggers as well.

Posted by: AmyRey_RN at January 11, 2021 12:25 PM (nruNu)

172 Always trust content from Ace.

That's a good tip. At least you didn't... eewww, you did!

Posted by: Michael the Texan at January 11, 2021 12:25 PM (9IdCK)

173 Is it weird, or is it because of who's paying their bills?

Posted by: Joe Mannix

-----

"It profits a man nothing to give his soul for the whole world ... but for scraps from Soros' and Xi's table?"

Posted by: ShainS at January 11, 2021 12:25 PM (KhS2D)

174 I keep getting a Cloudflare timeout on Gab, with a Gab.com is under maintenance ..
Posted by: Jean at January 11, 2021 12:24 PM (Xih1H)


They're adding servers.

The 750% increase in traffic is causing them issues.

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 11, 2021 12:25 PM (Zz0t1)

175 There were half a million people in DC and a fraction of a fraction marched into the Capitol and a fraction of that fraction actually broke something and it's the end of the world?
I'm glad the masks are coming off either way.


It's Year Zero all the way down. As the Empress has pointed out, Democrat activists set off a bomb inside the Senate in 1983 hoping to kill Republican Senators. That's rather more serious than what happened last week.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 11, 2021 12:26 PM (ZGrMX)

176 Now I want to quote Madeline Albright's "Fascism: A Warning" blurb

A Fascist, observes Madeleine Albright, "is someone who claims to speak for a whole nation or group, is utterly unconcerned with the rights of others, and is willing to use violence and whatever other means are necessary to achieve the goals he or she might have."

Who would that be Maddy?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 11, 2021 12:26 PM (sfhL4)

177 41 I won't panic until David French says he's leaving...again.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 11, 2021 12:15 PM

Wait until Soros funds my new radio program, and I can denounce Trump on the air again, forever.

Posted by: Charlie "Three Wives" Sykes at January 11, 2021 12:26 PM (3MG/9)

178 Will any of the Parler users banned by Amazon stop buying from Amazon?

Is that legal?

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at January 11, 2021 12:26 PM (ExV1e)

179 Never Forget: these cowardly influencers agitated for and got wars that killed and wounded thousands of young Americans and served no National interests beyond lining their pockets. I'm not even certain that the culling of fighting age men wasn't viewed as a two-fer.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at January 11, 2021 12:26 PM (H8Bf9)

180 Thank you, Ace. Cannot overstate how appreciative of this site I am. Thank you COBs and the horde. Nowhere else like this place exists.
Posted by: Eli Cash


DITTO THAT!!

A hundred times.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at January 11, 2021 12:26 PM (vcOmj)

181 This is the most troubling news I've gotten since this morning I went to grab a handful of water.
Instead my hand just ended up moist....damp....um...not dry!

Posted by: Landofskybluewater at January 11, 2021 12:26 PM (TfRnO)

182 So what? Didn't Ace proclaim that he was no longer a Republican last week? Just more proof that whether a staunch conservative, or a RINO, or somewhere in between, no one has a use for the GOP anymore.

Posted by: toddg at January 11, 2021 12:26 PM (PoO61)

183 Mark Levin, Ben Shapiro, and Dan Bongino's employer Cumulus Media, has told its on-air personalities to stop suggesting that the election was stolen from President Trump--or face termination "immediately"

Maybe if Mark Levin doubles down on calling for the prosecution of those that stormed the capital building that will save his bacon with Cumulus, should be a winning issue.

Buh, bye, Mark, been a nice run. Too bad you sh*t the bed at the end.

Posted by: JROD at January 11, 2021 12:26 PM (0jZnq)

184 Ace...Can you fix the XML feed?

Posted by: Jim Rose at January 11, 2021 12:26 PM (RSUFS)

185 175 There were half a million people in DC and a fraction of a fraction marched into the Capitol and a fraction of that fraction actually broke something and it's the end of the world?
I'm glad the masks are coming off either way.

It's Year Zero all the way down. As the Empress has pointed out, Democrat activists set off a bomb inside the Senate in 1983 hoping to kill Republican Senators. That's rather more serious than what happened last week.
-------------------
Four years ago they tried to murder a Republican Baseball Team.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 11, 2021 12:26 PM (vQJZv)

186 40 Always trust content from Ace.

Posted by: Ace at 12:08 PM

So it is written.

So it shall be.
====
Amen, brother and sister Morons!

Posted by: exdem13 at January 11, 2021 12:27 PM (W+kMI)

187 I have a 100% required litmus test for me to take anyone seriously in terms of their credibility. They need to meet one of the following 2 categories:

1. They 100% stood against the Russiagate collusion myth from day 1.
2. They've apologized for taking Russiagate collusion myth seriously at some point in their history, and taken responsibility for their previous sins.

https://tinyurl.com/y4u9y2vn

Fail.

Posted by: Sherwin Amiran at January 11, 2021 12:27 PM (W1At/)

188 *now commenting from Brave, Firefox has been 86'd*

Posted by: Count de Monet in exile at his Fortress of Solitude at January 11, 2021 12:25 PM (4I/2K)

==================
Why deep-six Firefox? It was a recommended privacy solution just this morning.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Fopps News Sucks at January 11, 2021 12:27 PM (fIGh5)

189 As they shove him on the train Ed will be shouting, but but but I'm on your side!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 11, 2021 12:27 PM (kTF2Z)

190 >>I do trust you, Ace...you are one of the few political voices I trust unquestionably...you have never wavered in your beliefs in the years I've read you...


Sure...your heterosexuality waxes and wanes.

But your Principles. Your Principles are my bedrock.
...or some shit.

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2021 12:27 PM (sWH4P)

191 I dropped Hot Air years ago, maybe 5-6, after my posting was over-regulated on their comments section. I was courteous, just not of the same cut of jib as them. Like you, I figured them to be neo-cons at best.

Posted by: Robert17 at January 11, 2021 12:27 PM (uGI6p)

192 184 Ace...Can you fix the XML feed?
Posted by: Jim Rose at January 11, 2021 12:26 PM (RSUFS)

==========

That'd be nice. Minx is hurting.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at January 11, 2021 12:27 PM (LvTSG)

193 We cannot spare this man, Ed Morrissey, he flounces.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at January 11, 2021 12:27 PM (msJV8)

194 Ed just lost his chance to he a co-host on the View.

You need to have that fake R next to your Jay jay.

Posted by: LMAO at January 11, 2021 12:27 PM (AJ/B4)

195 >>>153 What are all these grifters and #NeverTrumpers (but I repeat myself) going to do when President Trump is no longer in office? Where is their next paycheck coming from?

well: The people signing the checks are very liberal corporate neocon Republicans too.

Obviously someone at Salem really likes AllahPundit, because AllahPundit became more and more aggressive. No one was telling him to cool it down. His bosses were telling him to amp it up.

Posted by: ace at January 11, 2021 12:27 PM (5+1A/)

196 I'm quite sad about this, actually.

I was a regular reader of Captain's Quarters, and Ed did wonderful work publicizing the Dan Rather saga during Bush's first term. He also went through considerable effort publicizing the Ezra Levant media blackout in Canada when nobody else would, IIRC.

There seems to be a generation of folks on the Blogosphere that went off the deep end, of which Ed is just the latest one of those. Jay Nordlinger, Mona Charen, Jonah Goldberg, Jane Galt Blog (Megan McArdle), LGF, Patterico, etc. etc.

I used to follow Orrin Judd at Brothers Judd Blog for years. Wonderful book reviews, thoughtful views on the War on Terror - Republican going way back. Worked on a political campaign in NJ as well, IIRC. He's way, way left now; gladly voted for Hillary, hated Trump all four years. I miss regularly reading that blog very much.

I do need to ask myself sometimes what it is about me that keeps me from drifting further left. Is it possible that maybe they are seeing something that I'm not? Could they be right somehow, and maybe I'm the one that has lost my principles instead?

Nah.

Seriously, though. It makes me wonder.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 11, 2021 12:27 PM (4tiP2)

197 Seriously, it's very weird that 90% of "conservative" media employees are in fact liberals who've been agitating for the Democrats for five years.
Posted by: ace at January 11, 2021 12:16 PM (5+1A/)


I call them "second-generation conservatives." They are men and women who rose up through a conservative movement built by the likes of Reagan, Buckley, Irving Kristol, etc. Because the infrastructure and institutions already exist, they learned how to speak the language and game the system to get ahead, but I don't think they every had the same understanding or loyalty to their values that the first-gens had. Because of this, they haven't been able to keep up with the changing world. They just go back to the same slogans and ideas that they pushed when they were 24 and working for NR or some think-tank.

The third-generation conservatives are the ones who really came into politics around 2004-2008 and later. They know that the old ideas no longer work, and they've seen the left as it currently is.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at January 11, 2021 12:27 PM (jOcSX)

198 Isn't there a large astronomical event visible to the naked eye in the eastern sky first thing every morning?
Posted by: irright at January 11, 2021 12:25 PM (8rX4S)


Can't be my morning wood, I'm on the west coast.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 11, 2021 12:27 PM (L8ADy)

199
They're adding servers.

-------

*Spock Eyebrow*

~ Jeff Bezos

Posted by: fixerupper at January 11, 2021 12:27 PM (8XRCm)

200 If there's one lasting legacy we can thank Trump for, it's exposing the fraud and grift of Conservative Inc. and the GOPe.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at January 11, 2021 12:28 PM (LZ7Gl)

201 They're adding servers.

The 750% increase in traffic is causing them issues


Are they using 640k? Nobody should need more than 640k.

Posted by: Bill Gates - Absolute Fucking Visionary at January 11, 2021 12:28 PM (9Fwwf)

202 Ace did you hear about the news that it seems the Lincoln Project was just a way for fat old men to troll for young men in work for sex deals? Scott Stedman came out with the news about John Weaver and now others have the same story.

Here's one of the articles from the American Conservative:
https://preview.tinyurl.com/y2x37oma

Posted by: banana Dream at January 11, 2021 12:28 PM (l6b3d)

203 When you've lost Ed Morrisey, well you've lost nothing.

Posted by: WeBoned! at January 11, 2021 12:28 PM (8k7U7)

204 People like Morrissey could never get a paying gig as a liberal--al the jobs were taken-- but there were slots open for "conservatives", so they jumped in.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 11, 2021 12:28 PM (HrMC1)

205 If you've read Morrissey, he generally starts our equivocating in order to setup his reason for not supporting a position he's already taken.

The problem is you don't equivocate on an issue like baby killing.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 11, 2021 12:28 PM (VpIIl)

206 I dumped Hot Gas for Ace sometime after Romney lost when Noah Rothman was telling us that those icky conservatives were the problem. In a side note, I was able to change my voter registration online. No more GOP for me.

Posted by: Fastfood12 at January 11, 2021 12:28 PM (Tdln/)

207 ==================
Why deep-six Firefox? It was a recommended privacy solution just this morning.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, Fopps News Sucks at January 11, 2021 12:27 PM (fIGh5)


Mozilla called for moar censorship........

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 11, 2021 12:28 PM (Zz0t1)

208 >>>202 Ace did you hear about the news that it seems the Lincoln Project was just a way for fat old men to troll for young men in work for sex deals?

oh yeah, I did see that, but I forgot about it. Thanks for the reminder. I guess I'll post it, even though it's so gross.

Posted by: ace at January 11, 2021 12:28 PM (5+1A/)

209 MJ: "I say everyone on the right boycotts the soft right."

Yeah, "boycott" is about to be my middle name. When Amazon announced it was going to dump Parler's cloud services because it wasn't going to censor people, I had a cart with some needed items in it. I dumped the cart and went shopping elsewhere. I was already reducing heavily my reliance on Amazon, but this coordinated RICO action by Big Tech has forced my hand even further.

I'm no longer a disinterested, free-market consumer. My money, however trivial, is going to have to be put to better economic use. Textbook capitalism is but a lie. My circle of associations is going to get a lot more restrictive.

And Ace: Brave [browser] has an integrated payment/tip system you might want to look into. Since I know you get some monies via Amazon links, you might get less now if people don't go through Amazon anymore.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at January 11, 2021 12:28 PM (HhXSr)

210 Ed's one good deed was at Captain's Quarters.

Canada's most infamous sex serial killer was on trial, Bernardo, and the court blocked publication of details in Canada and Ed published them.

After that, it was all downhill.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at January 11, 2021 12:29 PM (v2c9/)

211 Are they using 640k? Nobody should need more than 640k.
Posted by: Bill Gates - Absolute Fucking Visionary at January 11, 2021 12:28 PM (9Fwwf)

Someone should tell Bill that nobody needs billions of dollars.

Posted by: AF at January 11, 2021 12:29 PM (S8ePJ)

212 I always assume anyone who does not explicitly say
and treat the Dems as enemies of the US is a Dem. Whether they are or
not on paper doesn't matter, functionally they are Dems.

Posted by: MaureenTheTemp at January 11, 2021 12:18 PM (GZ/yK)

1000X this. Thats how I have always done it. Style over words. Its the difference between "well I'm in a bit of disagreement with my colleage here" and "shut the fuck up you commie pig"

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 11, 2021 12:29 PM (9Om/r)

213 How much soy could a soy boy chug if a soy boy could chug soy?

Posted by: 40 Miles North at January 11, 2021 12:29 PM (uWF4x)

214 If these squishes keep leaving the GOPe, it'll be easier to take over the party and make it the actual conservative party once again. Less work than starting a 3rd party.

We should encourage this behavior. Faster please!

Posted by: Boots Who Read The Gulag Archipelago at January 11, 2021 12:29 PM (O0Tro)

215
Morrison's a dough boy.
Always has been.
Always will be.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 11, 2021 12:29 PM (pNxlR)

216 Always trust content from Ace.

Posted by: Ace at 12:08 PM

Funny thing, Once I started reading your posts it turned out they were pretty good!

Posted by: tbodie at January 11, 2021 12:29 PM (fo8C+)

217 Four years ago they tried to murder a Republican Baseball Team.
Posted by: Puddin Head


Yeah, but that was totes different.

Totes.

If one of the guys on the team hadn't been a combat doctor in Iraq and knew how to handle Scalise's wounds, he would have bled out and died before the EMT's got there.
It was a near run thing. And the shooter was some fan of Durbin's. Never did get to see their e-mail exchanges, did we?

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at January 11, 2021 12:29 PM (vcOmj)

218 He knew to go to Hot Air to get it published, though, didn't he?

Posted by: squid_hunt at January 11, 2021 12:29 PM (Ectld)

219 @150 artisanal 'ette-As Rush used to say in his early days, "conservatism sells". Jonah even fooled me, I have the book in hardcopy.

Posted by: JROD at January 11, 2021 12:29 PM (0jZnq)

220 Morrissey >> Ed Morrissey
Didn't see that coming.

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at January 11, 2021 12:30 PM (AHq56)

221 Ed Morrissey < Ed Gein < Mr. Ed.

Posted by: Moron Math at January 11, 2021 12:30 PM (3MG/9)

222 Sure...your heterosexuality waxes and wanes.
==
Speaking of puppet shows . . .

Posted by: simplemind at January 11, 2021 12:30 PM (clgJU)

223 Madelaine Albright cannot even define Fascist. Ignorance is a big problem among Americans, enabling fascists to clown around claiming to be "anti-fascists" and people ignorant of the term are also too dumb to check the claim.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Fopps News Sucks at January 11, 2021 12:30 PM (fIGh5)

224 Ed Morrissey, the Sooper Catholic?

He's a vicar in a tutu

Posted by: JoeF. at January 11, 2021 12:30 PM (HrMC1)

225 Most of the 'conservative' media outlets that were created in the aftermath of 9/11 were simply opportunists climbing aboard the raft. Poppin Fresh Morrissey is an example. He allowed his blog to be used by desperate Canadians to put out information on government corruption in Canada that brought down the government. That led to his tepid breeze post where over the years his deep thoughts revealed a shallow and vapid mind on part with Peggy Noonan.



Posted by: whig at January 11, 2021 12:30 PM (pO7gM)

226 TRUE FAT : The Department of Ed is less bloated than Ed Morrissey.

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2021 12:30 PM (sWH4P)

227 Why deep-six Firefox? It was a recommended privacy solution just this morning.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, Fopps News Sucks at January 11, 2021 12:27 PM (fIGh5)


Somebody was funnin' you. They've been on the warpath for almost a year, and now some crazy beeyatch on the board wants to go even further for censorship.

A lot of people are on Brave (it does use Chrome for its browser engine though), Opera is good, Pale Moon is the open source version of mozilla. Vivaldi, Torch and Tor Browser I haven't played with yet.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 11, 2021 12:30 PM (L8ADy)

228 I still think his case files need to be audited since he declared that coerced confessions were just dandy.

Yea, that is a genuine concern

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2021 12:31 PM (KZzsI)

229 I've dropped many so-called "conservative" news sources over the years and I've discovered new ones, too.

You, however, remain one of the only ones I've stuck with consistently.

Thank you for keeping it real, man!

Posted by: Chris-NY at January 11, 2021 12:31 PM (+AGzB)

230 continuing my comment from above:

I suspect that it's now "safe" to make it official that our "conservative" media is not conservative, because the people signing the checks have informed them that they (the check-signers) no longer identify as icky conservatives.

Posted by: ace at January 11, 2021 12:31 PM (5+1A/)

231 >> 203 When you've lost Ed Morrisey, well you've lost nothing.

Winner?

Posted by: 40 Miles North at January 11, 2021 12:31 PM (uWF4x)

232 Im leaving the republican party for an entire different reason.
Posted by: Ward at January 11, 2021 12:23 PM (nzKWW)


You are being a little hard on the beaver, dear.

Posted by: Mrs Cleaver at January 11, 2021 12:31 PM (4I/2K)

233 Next you'll be telling me Jen Rubin's gone wobbly.

Posted by: Zek at January 11, 2021 12:31 PM (lcQJG)

234 Really hard to believe a gay conservative organization was just a front to let middle-aged closet gays groom bright-eyed young conservatives new to the DC scene. Real shocker.

Posted by: AmericaLandOfTheFree at January 11, 2021 12:31 PM (Oyenf)

235 >>>Thank you for keeping it real, man!


thanks for sticking with me!

Posted by: ace at January 11, 2021 12:31 PM (5+1A/)

236 >> I don't really understand the business model here.

I get that Bill Kristol, Anna Navarro, and a few other obese nominal Republicans will have jobs but Ed Morrissey? Who is he? Erik Whatever? No way.
- - - -

The business model started failing with Trump.
Looking back, it seems that the "conservative" press of the past few decades has been failure theater, too. 9/11 gave them a boost, but they've been going along making the conservative case for [whatever the Dems wanted 10 years ago] for a few decades.

As with theGOP failure theater, it has worn thin, and these various sites/magazines lost subscriber revenue. They then courted Google and other tech titans to fill in the gap, thus, making the failure theater-to-controlled opposition transition complete.

However, their usefulness is past as of1/6/2021.
Will be interesting to see where they go for $$$ now.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 11, 2021 12:31 PM (bDqIh)

237
"Im leaving the republican party for an entire different reason." Posted by Ward

When I read all these "I'm leaving the GOP because of Trumpism" posts my first thought was the GOP must be freak'n out because they're pissing off everyone. I don't think so anymore. I think it's the GOPe pushing the narrative of quitting the GOP because of people like Hawley and Cruz. I think it's designed to bring those very people back in line.

Posted by: lowandslow at January 11, 2021 12:32 PM (qH6FZ)

238 There is one way to stop this madness but it would take a lot of time of which I'm afraid we don't have anymore.

Conservatives need to start infiltrating the dem party.

Posted by: Justsayin'

-----

"We are You all will be Socialists now, Comrades!"

Posted by: ShainS at January 11, 2021 12:32 PM (KhS2D)

239 >Morrissey says he's not a Republican now.


well, neither are the Republicans, so, you know, day ending in y

Posted by: DB- just DB at January 11, 2021 12:32 PM (iTXRQ)

240 I'm not so sure they're dimocraps as much as they're front-runners. Sunshine Patriots.

They just want to be on the side that's winning (h/t Dylan).

It's why you don't see that many Dallas Cowboy T-shirts anymore. And, after last night, you're not gonna see many Pigsburgh Squealer T-Shirts either.

It's human nature. They want to be on the same team as the winners. Republicans are NOT winners.

dimocrap scum, the filthiest scum to ever exist on the Planet, will at least fight for what they want. They'll take to the streets, they'll burn, loot and murder.

They're the winners. Good used to eating their shit, losers.

Posted by: Uncle Rick at January 11, 2021 12:32 PM (48/MM)

241 I'll still be wearing masks though in OH for much of the year. DeWhiner is still heavy on the restrictions since the vaccine is still dribbling out. (WTH is the frikkin' vaccine being made in China too?) Wearing the mask lets me move among the wine moms and Corporate drone dads from the Butler County 'burbs with ease. Plus shades + mask + ball cap = hard to identify in public.

Posted by: exdem13 at January 11, 2021 12:32 PM (W+kMI)

242 To continue,
Tepid Air commenter, AP along with some other rather nasty people that are supposedly on the right have a certain oily Pierre Laval collaborationist bent. AP might be bitter because he will never have a MSM post unlike his leftist cronies did due to his earlier stuff and his handle. Kevin found out the same thing--the left does not believe in redemption for any sin against leftism. He was a non-person to them earlier when he wrote for them and is one now. The other NR commenters are now on the same ship as the USS Krystol--the ship is sinking and the patrons have no need for them anymore. The ability to jump to the Main Stream Media is not there anymore because one must have always been woke.

That is why the corrupt Lincoln project of grifters went directly to compiling an enemies list. It is to save their own grift when their original purpose of disinfo is no longer needed by their patrons.

Posted by: whig at January 11, 2021 12:32 PM (pO7gM)

243 And Ace: Brave [browser] has an integrated payment/tip system you might want to look into. Since I know you get some monies via Amazon links, you might get less now if people don't go through Amazon anymore.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at January 11, 2021 12:28 PM (HhXSr)


I might be misremembering this, but as I recall Ace said he never finished setting up the actual connection to Amazon for him to get paid through them. The little doohickey is up on the top of the page but it doesn't actually do anything.

But Ace is here so he can put me some knowledge if I'm wrong.

The cookbook does goes through Amazon tho.

Posted by: Boots Who Read The Gulag Archipelago at January 11, 2021 12:32 PM (O0Tro)

244 I liked Ed Morrissey's blog a lot back in the day, but he lost his way in a major manner. Its sad to see but I think a visceral hate and disgust with Trump even existing drove some of these guys around the bend. It was never intellectual or policy based, just gut level emotional reaction EWWWW like a 13 year old girl who just saw a fat boy naked.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2021 12:32 PM (KZzsI)

245
A lot of people are on Brave (it does use Chrome for its browser engine though), Opera is good, Pale Moon is the open source version of mozilla. Vivaldi, Torch and Tor Browser I haven't played with yet.
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 11, 2021 12:30 PM (L8ADy)


I've been using Opera for a while now. The plug-ins for script and ad blocking work well and it has some features I find nice.

I have no issues with it. I use it both on my phone and my PC.

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 11, 2021 12:32 PM (Zz0t1)

246 I believe I said, days ago, that we'll witness a mass defection from these opportunists, who think they're going to be better off identifying as one of the Crimmicrats, now that they've swept into stolen power. It certainly won't hurt that they never were conservatives to begin with. It won't be just limited to halfwits like Ed Morrissey. I think we'll see the same thing within the R party itself in Congress. And for the very same reasons. At their base level, they're all grifters and opportunists, and that's all they care about.

Posted by: Lady in Black at January 11, 2021 12:32 PM (O+I8R)

247 >>> oh yeah, I did see that, but I forgot about it. Thanks for the reminder. I guess I'll post it, even though it's so gross.
Posted by: ace at January 11, 2021 12:28 PM (5+1A/)


I'm guessing a good bit of Nevertrump Inc. had the same as its business model and more importantly raison detre.

Posted by: banana Dream at January 11, 2021 12:32 PM (l6b3d)

248 Really hard to believe a gay conservative organization was just a front to let middle-aged closet gays groom bright-eyed young conservatives new to the DC scene. Real shocker.

Lincoln Project is not Log Cabin Republicans.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 11, 2021 12:33 PM (ZGrMX)

249 ace, they haven't been Republican's since HW Bush, then Clinton, then their finally form was W's second term when they joined the Corporatist-Marxist Totalitarian Axis. People just did not want to see it.
People were and continued to be brainwashed and programmed.

Posted by: Genocidal Flop Sweat at January 11, 2021 12:33 PM (ZqjOT)

250 You know who has thoughts? RazörFist has thoughts.

https://www.bitchute.com/video/X4Qf9L7aXFDc/

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at January 11, 2021 12:33 PM (ExV1e)

251 >>Looking back, it seems that the "conservative" press of the past few decades has been failure theater, too. 9/11 gave them a boost, but they've been going along making the conservative case for [whatever the Dems wanted 10 years ago] for a few decades.


yeah... I think 9/11 made a lot of liberals reexamine things. But they were still liberals. They were just shocked by the Blame America reaction from the left after 9/11.

So they became 9/11 Republicans.

But as 9/11 faded, they just more and more reverted to leftwing type.

Posted by: ace at January 11, 2021 12:33 PM (5+1A/)

252 Already "all restaurants are taco bell" ain't so funny anymore.
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 11, 2021 12:21 PM (L8ADy)
++++
"Demolition Man" turned out to be a haunting vision of the future. Inconceivable when it came out and utterly shocking - and more than a little bit disgusting - in retrospect.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 11, 2021 12:33 PM (UZVEt)

253 Next you'll be telling me Jen Rubin's gone wobbly.
Posted by: Zek


She fell right over!

(If you push something hard enough, it will fall over: Fudd's first law of opposition)

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at January 11, 2021 12:33 PM (vcOmj)

254 What's odd about all these phonies officially running over to the Democrats is that you would think that with Trump gone, they could safely stay "Republican."

Something is up

Posted by: JoeF. at January 11, 2021 12:33 PM (HrMC1)

255 "There were half a million people in DC and a
fraction of a fraction marched into the Capitol and a fraction of that
fraction actually broke something and it's the end of the world?

Posted by: Tree of Liberty Landscaping"

MSM version: Around 10,000 deplorable terrorists were at the rally, they all entered the capitol building on Trumps command and at least half of them beat or killed a member of congress. The rest were busy terrorizing brave reporters.

Posted by: Ripley at January 11, 2021 12:33 PM (MxEKc)

256 "My Truth as Ace" > "My Truth as Biden"

Posted by: Inogame - Trump won at January 11, 2021 12:33 PM (saZtE)

257 Hey everybody.

Nancy to Ed:
"Good work. We'll hang you last."

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 11, 2021 12:33 PM (L2ZTs)

258 Conservatives are the new Jews. RINO's will be surprised when they are directed to board the trains for Happy Fun Camp because they failed the one-drop purity test.

Posted by: Delurk Ergo Sum Ranting to Rant at January 11, 2021 12:33 PM (YwPJG)

259 *now commenting from Brave, Firefox has been 86'd*
Posted by: Count de Monet in exile at his Fortress of Solitude at January 11, 2021 12:25 PM (4I/2K)


I switched to Dissenter. Seamless.

Posted by: artisanal ette at January 11, 2021 12:33 PM (sfhL4)

260 It was obvious when he went to Facebook comments only. I remember the last day we were allowed to comment over there, Ed and Allah laughed at all of us wanting to keep the comment section the way it was. They hated that so many people supported Trump and wanted to keep them off their site.
I haven't been to that HA in 2 years unless someone happened to link to something over there.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 11, 2021 12:33 PM (NpAcC)

261 Computing Forever had a vid this morning on being kicked of of YT, he was pretty much ready for it and thinks it's great.

What I didn't know - and can't verify is he said that Trump has moved onto Gab. Gab is too screwed up to do a search, it might have been something he heard through the grapevine. DJT should have done it back in 2016, we'd all be happier for it.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 11, 2021 12:33 PM (L8ADy)

262 I found this about the Brave browser:
>>>The creator of Brave, Brendan Eich, also created JavaScript and co-founded the Mozilla Project, which led to the development of the Firefox browser. Brave is based on the open-source Chromium browser, which is also the basis for Google's Chrome, Opera and, most recently, Microsoft's Chromium Edge browser.
I'm not sure it's the solution to the Firefox problem.

Posted by: pep at January 11, 2021 12:33 PM (v16oJ)

263 If things ever go hot the media should be #1 or #2. Probably #1. I'll leave this there

Posted by: SamIam at January 11, 2021 12:34 PM (iTCEE)

264 Sure...your heterosexuality waxes and wanes.

But your Principles. Your Principles are my bedrock.
...or some shit.
Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2021 12:27 PM (sWH4P

Is Garrett okay?

Posted by: AmyRey_RN at January 11, 2021 12:34 PM (nruNu)

265 Has Tom Nicoles come out as a Dem again yet or what?

Posted by: Inogame - Trump won at January 11, 2021 12:34 PM (saZtE)

266 251 yeah... I think 9/11 made a lot of liberals reexamine things. But they were still liberals. They were just shocked by the Blame America reaction from the left after 9/11.

So they became 9/11 Republicans.

But as 9/11 faded, they just more and more reverted to leftwing type.
Posted by: ace at January 11, 2021 12:33 PM (5+1A/)

=========

And since they would rather listen to progressives than conservatives, they've steadily turned into the Blame America crowd that originally pushed them away from the Left.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at January 11, 2021 12:34 PM (LvTSG)

267 I have still failed to find a picture of an armed insurrectionist.

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2021 12:34 PM (sWH4P)

268 "Seriously, it's very weird that 90% of "conservative" media employees are in fact liberals who've been agitating for the Democrats for five years.
Posted by: ace at January 11, 2021 12:16 PM (5+1A/)"

Not really. You can tell when someone is using it as a grift as opposed to a genuine belief system. The speed with which they abandon fundamental principles or proffer contra intellectual reasoning is usually a huge clue. They were very good at collecting money from people by offering a little superficial rah-rah and making it very clubby. But year after year, they never made any difference, never stood up in a substantive way on any issue, continually supported milquetoast people and when it came time to truly make a difference, they surrendered. You do that long enough and even the Village Idiot is like- "Huh?".

Posted by: Marcus T at January 11, 2021 12:34 PM (VpIIl)

269 Gab is running slowly, but its up. I have been off it for months because I got sick of the toxic level of white supremacists on there but it seems to have been populated enough that they are just an avoidable minority.

Personally I like MeWe better, it seems run well and is neutral in tone.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2021 12:34 PM (KZzsI)

270 Bye, Poppin Fresh.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 11, 2021 12:34 PM (yQpMk)

271 I was once a regular commenter on HA (under a different nic) but I never cared much for Poppin' Fresh or allah, and once they switched over to FB commenting, I quit for good. Never going to voluntarily give clicks to that lying, thieving, fascist a-hole Zuckerberg.

Now I'm going to stop using Amazon and google, to the extent that's doable. Damn monopolies control so much of the market, it's difficult to get away from them completely.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 11, 2021 12:34 PM (k4dH2)

272 263 If things ever go hot the media should be #1 or #2. Probably #1. I'll leave this there
------------------
Rule #1 - when the shooting starts shoot the media first.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 11, 2021 12:35 PM (vQJZv)

273 6000+ National Guardsmen sent to DC

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y25749kl

Posted by: m at January 11, 2021 12:35 PM (QTJS/)

274 Ed Morrisey. HotAir? I haven't read that blog since probably 2010, 2011. Around the time Doc Zero left to go write for Human Events.

CPAC is gonna be a shit show this year.

Posted by: Sam In VA at January 11, 2021 12:35 PM (Nqq7o)

275 "Demolition Man" turned out to be a haunting vision of the future. Inconceivable when it came out and utterly shocking - and more than a little bit disgusting - in retrospect.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 11, 2021 12:33 PM (UZVEt)\

We're headed for the worst possible combination of V For Vendetta, 1984, Idiocracy and Demolition Man.

Posted by: Vanya at January 11, 2021 12:35 PM (gAFsE)

276 I wouldn't start panicking until we lose Guy Benson.

Posted by: Mark1971 at January 11, 2021 12:35 PM (xPl2J)

277 254 What's odd about all these phonies officially running over to the Democrats is that you would think that with Trump gone, they could safely stay "Republican."

Something is up
Posted by: JoeF. at January 11, 2021 12:33 PM (HrMC1)

==========

They know they either can't reclaim the Republican Party, or they know there's no advantage in being a liberal Republican when they can just be Democrats.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at January 11, 2021 12:35 PM (LvTSG)

278
However, their usefulness is past as of1/6/2021.
Will be interesting to see where they go for $$$ now.
Posted by: Lizzy at January 11, 2021 12:31 PM (bDqIh

MMT says the FED can print to infinity, so they will always be on the side of the Corporatist-Marxist Totalitarianism Axis because free money with infinity bailouts for failing. 2008 proved this. Why change?

Posted by: Genocidal Flop Sweat at January 11, 2021 12:35 PM (ZqjOT)

279
203 When you've lost Ed Morrisey, well you've lost nothing.


Not quite true - you've shed dead weight.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 11, 2021 12:35 PM (pNxlR)

280 You can find Republicans who are Democrats but no Democrats who are Republicans.

Posted by: Patriot at January 11, 2021 12:36 PM (mPJbA)

281 "I don't really understand the business model here."

It's not business, it's personal. It's the Othering of the deplorables. Non-personing of the "nazis."

All these businesses are calculating that any hit to revenues will be short-term, and that they will ultimately thrive in the Brave New World.

Posted by: Apply gp Directly To Forehead at January 11, 2021 12:36 PM (qpX6U)

282 If you hire a bunch of upper-middle class strivers in big cities
they are naturally going to conform to the dominant social milieu of
their area -- and that means they will drift left over time.

There's
a huge phenomenon of "right-wing" guys moving to big city suburbs for a
good job, having a family, and drifting left because they don't want
their kids, especially their daughters, who are indoctrinated Ultra-Left
in the local schools, to hate them. Nobody wants to be
the local Right-Wing Nazi in their progressive upscale neighborhood. And anybody to the Right of AOC will inevitably get called a fascist Nazi.

Posted by: AmericaLandOfTheFree at January 11, 2021 12:36 PM (Oyenf)

283 262 I found this about the Brave browser:
>>>The creator of Brave, Brendan Eich, also created JavaScript and co-founded the Mozilla Project, which led to the development of the Firefox browser. Brave is based on the open-source Chromium browser, which is also the basis for Google's Chrome, Opera and, most recently, Microsoft's Chromium Edge browser.
I'm not sure it's the solution to the Firefox problem.
Posted by: pep at January 11, 2021 12:33 PM (v16oJ)

========

Eich was one of the first prominent examples of being canceled.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at January 11, 2021 12:36 PM (LvTSG)

284 We're headed for the worst possible combination of V For Vendetta, 1984, Idiocracy and Demolition Man.
Posted by: Vanya at January 11, 2021 12:35 PM (gAFsE)
++++
Why pick when you can embrace the power of "and" and mix and match them to tyrannical, debased perfection?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 11, 2021 12:36 PM (UZVEt)

285 ok, to be sure of terms, morrissey was a republican but not a conservative, so I am still a conservative, but no longer a republican.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 11, 2021 12:36 PM (r+sAi)

286 Continued, which is why I have never quit reading the MSM completely because like Kreminlinologists, the leftist media organs have to make sure that all good leftists understand what is currently deemed to be good, bad, beautiful, and ugly.

To do that, they have to put in some facts, including unpleasant ones, to persuade the Left to do what must be done in their eyes. They gaslight their own side as much as the Conservative Inc does to theirs. The major difference is that the oligarchs funding these media outlets are essentially buying protection from the leftists by using the squirrel technique to get them after their supposed 'enemies' in society.

Posted by: whig at January 11, 2021 12:37 PM (pO7gM)

287 80 I get it but I don't get it.
There were half a million people in DC and a fraction of a fraction marched into the Capitol and a fraction of that fraction actually broke something and it's the end of the world?
I'm glad the masks are coming off either way.

Posted by: Tree of Liberty Landscaping at January 11, 2021 12:18 PM (DB16e)
======
Has anyone verified the timeline of when Trump finished his speech and the problems started?

I read he didn't finish until 1:11 and it takes about 45 min to walk to the Capitol building from where the speech was given.

Didn't the problems start around 1:00?

Posted by: I'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at January 11, 2021 12:37 PM (xFK4F)

288 @267 "I have still failed to find a picture of an armed insurrectionist."

I think it bears repeating: The Reichstag fire without the fire.

Posted by: Zek at January 11, 2021 12:37 PM (lcQJG)

289 Sorry to go Off Topic so early, but in breaking news, a large
astronomical event will be visible to the naked eye in the eastern sky
early tomorrow morning.

===

SMOD at last we've found you?!?!?!?!?!

BRB, going to mow a bullseye in the back yard of stately Casa Backwardio...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Wi Fuct at January 11, 2021 12:37 PM (HaL55)

290 To be fair, I read it as he's leaving the current GOP - sentiments a lot of us (me included) share.

Of course, his reasoning why and his perception of the problems in the GOP are 180 from what I see them as. They aren't GOPe-y ENOUGH for him.

Either way, I don't care. HotAir used to be my go to years ago until I found the horde. Very rarely venture back in there.

Posted by: Mongo, Pawn in Game of Life at January 11, 2021 12:37 PM (CDncG)

291 Ya know, I was tryina think of exactly when the hatred of the right by the left went nuclear and I sort of wonder if Rush receiving the Medal of Freedom was the true inflection point?

Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at January 11, 2021 12:37 PM (WEBkv)

292 284 We're headed for the worst possible combination of V For Vendetta, 1984, Idiocracy and Demolition Man.

Posted by: Vanya at January 11, 2021 12:35 PM (gAFsE)

++++

Why pick when you can embrace the power of "and" and mix and match them to tyrannical, debased perfection?

how do i apply for a job as head of the ministry of 'batin'?

Posted by: Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at January 11, 2021 12:37 PM (v3pYe)

293 On the bright side, Rush is on

Posted by: SamIam at January 11, 2021 12:37 PM (iTCEE)

294 As party affiliation goes, of course, morrissey was a registered republican but always working for the leftist democrat party.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 11, 2021 12:38 PM (r+sAi)

295 Please tell me David Frum is still on our side. I don't know what I'd do if Mr. Axis of Evil defected.

Posted by: Mishdog at January 11, 2021 12:38 PM (F/Rk0)

296 Trust the Ace's label guys!


As far as Morrissey goes. He has been telling us who he is for years. As Nevergiveup pointed out yesterday, and as we should all tattoo in our minds and maybe on our bodies, when someone tells you who they are and what they intend to do to you, BELIEVE THEM. To do otherwise will lead you to a gas chamber. Political labels do not matter... people will be what they will be no matter what they call themselves.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at January 11, 2021 12:38 PM (946rW)

297
They know they either can't reclaim the Republican Party, or they know there's no advantage in being a liberal Republican when they can just be Democrats.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan


They can be the "hey boy, fetch me coffee" Dims. They weren't true believers from the get go.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 11, 2021 12:38 PM (pNxlR)

298


These guys are all like Tony Schiavone and all the other wrestling announcers.

Doesn't matter who's fighting, they get to talk about it.

Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller, Lesbian at January 11, 2021 12:38 PM (lg/F7)

299 ok, to be sure of terms, morrissey was a republican but not a conservative, so I am still a conservative, but no longer a republican.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 11, 2021 12:36 PM (r+sAi)
++++
I'm not a conservative anymore. There's little left to conserve. The Republic is dead and is in the process of being buried. I don't *want* to conserve what we have.

I'm a reformer now, I guess. Or possibly a regressive, in that I would be fine with reforming and remaking the system along original constitutional lines.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 11, 2021 12:38 PM (UZVEt)

300 I get what you're saying, Ace, but arent we all not republicans now? Now to read the comments

Posted by: Sassy at January 11, 2021 12:38 PM (tUGnI)

301 There's
a huge phenomenon of "right-wing" guys moving to big city suburbs for a
good job, having a family, and drifting left because they don't want
their kids, especially their daughters, who are indoctrinated Ultra-Left
in the local schools, to hate them. Nobody wants to be
the local Right-Wing Nazi in their progressive upscale neighborhood. And anybody to the Right of AOC will inevitably get called a fascist Nazi.
Posted by: AmericaLandOfTheFree at January 11, 2021 12:36 PM (Oyenf)

This is a very true and perceptive comment.
Especially true is the comment about people conforming their politics to fit those of their dim-witted offspring.

I've seen it.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 11, 2021 12:38 PM (HrMC1)

302 I use the Dissenter browser, it works cleanly with everything but its basically just reskinned Brave with a packet of security and anonymity features built in.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2021 12:38 PM (KZzsI)

303 Why deep-six Firefox? It was a recommended privacy solution just this morning.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, Fopps News Sucks at January 11, 2021 12:27 PM (fIGh5)


In addition to its overt politics, too-frequent crashes and updates.

Posted by: Count de Monet in exile at his Fortress of Solitude at January 11, 2021 12:38 PM (4I/2K)

304 Now I'm going to stop using Amazon and google, to
the extent that's doable. Damn monopolies control so much of the
market, it's difficult to get away from them completely.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer


I have thought doing that, but while it may make me feel better, it's real-world effects on those behemoths will be nil. The only option we have now is anti-trust, and given the givens, that doesn't look likely, at least for awhile.

Posted by: pep at January 11, 2021 12:39 PM (v16oJ)

305 News Flash: I'm not a Republican either. The Repubs are worthless posing cowards. I'm done.

Posted by: DR.WTF at January 11, 2021 12:39 PM (AiZBA)

306 Say it ain't so Captain Ed!!!

Posted by: ... at January 11, 2021 12:39 PM (uEbPt)

307 Totally off topic:

Saw a Subaru yesterday with the license plate: "JEWBARU"

Posted by: bicentennialguy at January 11, 2021 12:39 PM (vg8iE)

308 I have come to the conclusion to live like the ending of the "XFiles"introduction.

"Trust No One"

Posted by: Picric at January 11, 2021 12:39 PM (NfFzi)

309 "Droning gas bag jobs" pretty much sums up the whole federal workforce.

Parasites all of them.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 11, 2021 12:39 PM (sVFtl)

310 Wow! You know I'm starting to think the entire Hugh Hewitt farm team (Ed, Benson, Ham) might not be as stalwart as advertised)...

The gaslighting from so many of these people for so long has been breathtaking.

Posted by: Kensington at January 11, 2021 12:39 PM (rtokl)

311
is it really a riot if nothing burns?



can we get a ruling on this?

Posted by: will choose a nic later at January 11, 2021 12:39 PM (r4bSV)

312 We're headed for the worst possible combination of V For Vendetta, 1984, Idiocracy and Demolition Man.

Posted by: Vanya at January 11, 2021 12:35 PM (gAFsE)

Odd. I was assured that all of these dystopias were caused by the RIGHT seizing power.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 11, 2021 12:39 PM (lmikk)

313 You know who has two thumbs and isn't a "Republican" either?

THIS guy

Posted by: ... at January 11, 2021 12:39 PM (uEbPt)

314 Stopped going to Hot Gas when they went to a Facebook-only comment section. But did see their comment numbers drop by 90%, and wondered how they're still operating without their site covered in ads like a stock car.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at January 11, 2021 12:39 PM (msJV8)

315 >>>305 News Flash: I'm not a Republican either. The Repubs are worthless posing cowards. I'm done.

understood but your defection is due to the GOP being too far to the left. Morrissey's (and the others') reason is that the GOP is too far to the right.

Posted by: ace at January 11, 2021 12:39 PM (5+1A/)

316 Shit, I forgot my sock was still on.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at January 11, 2021 12:40 PM (jOcSX)

317 Totally off topic:
Saw a Subaru yesterday with the license plate: "JEWBARU"
Posted by: bicentennialguy at January 11, 2021 12:39 PM (vg8iE)
++++
A lot of Subaru drivers in my old congregation, and many of their drivers referred to them that way. I am surprised that the vanity plate got by the censors, though.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 11, 2021 12:40 PM (UZVEt)

318 At first I'm like "who TF is Ed Morrissey?" Then it's "oh right. I mean...eh, whatever."

Posted by: Dark Helmet at January 11, 2021 12:40 PM (G9vZE)

319 Poppin' Fresh has left the building !

Posted by: Lebron Horowitz at January 11, 2021 12:40 PM (UFgOG)

320 @311
I saw actual video of trespassers not wiping their feet on the doormats.

Posted by: Zek at January 11, 2021 12:40 PM (lcQJG)

321 >>>There seems to be a generation of folks on the Blogosphere that went off the deep end

No they were just into *their* version of global-socialist corptocracy. Their quibbles with the far left were just that quibbles of about the particular details of a shared vision.


Posted by: mikethemoose at January 11, 2021 12:40 PM (Y6UV7)

322 Captain Jack>Captain Ed

Posted by: mr tmz at January 11, 2021 12:40 PM (m/Gc2)

323 6000+ National Guardsmen sent to DC

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y25749kl
Posted by: m at January 11, 2021 12:35 PM (QTJS/)


Why?

The rally was 5 days ago.

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 11, 2021 12:40 PM (Zz0t1)

324 I use the Dissenter browser, it works cleanly with everything but its basically just reskinned Brave with a packet of security and anonymity features built in.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2021 12:38 PM (KZzsI)

Both of them are based on Chromium.

Posted by: AF at January 11, 2021 12:40 PM (S8ePJ)

325 308 I have come to the conclusion to live like the ending of the "XFiles"introduction.

"Trust No One"

Posted by: Picric at January 11, 2021 12:39 PM (NfFzi)

I just started re-watching last night

Posted by: I'm Joe Biden at January 11, 2021 12:40 PM (Izzlo)

326 >>yeah... I think 9/11 made a lot of liberals reexamine things. But they were still liberals. They were just shocked by the Blame America reaction from the left after 9/11.

So they became 9/11 Republicans.
- - - -

Such as Andrew Sullivan.
Never was a Republican nor a conservative, but managed to use that label for years for getting the "conservative" seat at various tv shows, talks, etc. all because he went pro-war and pro(ish)-Bush after 9/11 for a few years.

We never get to choose who represents us -- the legit ones are smeared and shunned by the fake conservatives.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 11, 2021 12:40 PM (bDqIh)

327 322 Captain Jack>Captain Ed
Posted by: mr tmz at January 11, 2021 12:40 PM (m/Gc2)

========

Well, I have heard of him.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at January 11, 2021 12:40 PM (LvTSG)

328 Droning gas bag
==
you misspelled essential government worker

Posted by: simplemind at January 11, 2021 12:41 PM (clgJU)

329 @262 The founder of the Brave browser was formerly CEO over the Mozilla Firefox crew and was ousted when he answered the question about gay marriage the same as the former CEO of Chik-Fil-a. I've been using Brave for about a year and find it's privacy controls to be more to my liking.

Posted by: Robert17 at January 11, 2021 12:41 PM (uGI6p)

330 I think this fat piece of shit is from MN. He used to have a radio show which I never listened to and have no idea if it still exists. If it does I can't wait to call into his show and let him no under no uncertain terms; he is a complete bitchmade cocksucker.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at January 11, 2021 12:41 PM (VZH6i)

331

Good for Robert Barnes for helping Parler.

And good that Twitter dropped 10 percent. More please.

Posted by: artisanal ette at January 11, 2021 12:41 PM (sfhL4)

332 >>>304 Now I'm going to stop using Amazon and google, to
the extent that's doable. Damn monopolies control so much of the
market, it's difficult to get away from them completely.

i'm weighing that with Amazon.

but this requires an antitrust solution. Handfulls of people here and there quitting a service that was about to deplatform them anyway isn't going to do very much.

Posted by: ace at January 11, 2021 12:41 PM (5+1A/)

333
This is a very true and perceptive comment.
Especially true is the comment about people conforming their politics to fit those of their dim-witted offspring.

I've seen it.
Posted by: JoeF. at January 11, 2021 12:38 PM (HrMC1)


It's not just their offspring, it's their wives. These guys marry liberalish women who want desperately to be accepted by the rest of the progressive crowd in their neighborhoods.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at January 11, 2021 12:41 PM (jOcSX)

334 Had a look at the top post on VDare ... supportive of Trump but finds the key problem is ... Jared. They don't hide it well.

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at January 11, 2021 12:41 PM (AHq56)

335 Why deep-six Firefox? It was a recommended privacy solution just this morning.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Fopps News Sucks at January 11, 2021 12:27 PM (fIGh5)


You mean besides the fact they want you dead?

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at January 11, 2021 12:41 PM (946rW)

336 325 308 I have come to the conclusion to live like the ending of the "XFiles"introduction.

"Trust No One"

Posted by: Picric at January 11, 2021 12:39 PM (NfFzi)

I just started re-watching last night
Posted by: I'm Joe Biden at January 11, 2021 12:40 PM (Izzlo)

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

I saw David Duchovny as a transvestite in Twin Peak the other night.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at January 11, 2021 12:41 PM (LvTSG)

337 Social Media also means your teenage daughter will rat you out and get you fired for right-wing rants at home. So the old days of a guy keeping quiet at work and venting at home Archie Bunker style are gone. You now have to obey the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion terms of service at your job 24/7 or you will lose your job. And if your tweenage daughter hopped-up on Fighting White Supremacy and Smashing The Patriarchy at school comes home and streams you ranting against BLM or Affirmative Action then you will be fired the next day -- for speaking your mind in your own home.

Posted by: AmericaLandOfTheFree at January 11, 2021 12:41 PM (Oyenf)

338 understood but your defection is due to the GOP being too far to the left. Morrissey's (and the others') reason is that the GOP is too far to the right.
Posted by: ace at January 11, 2021 12:39 PM (5+1A/)
-----------

T Coddington Van Voorhees approves.

Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at January 11, 2021 12:41 PM (WEBkv)

339 We aren't Republicans either, we are Patriots. Teh Uniparty chooses to not understand. We elected DJT to murder the GOP.

Posted by: The Charlie Daniels of the Torque Wrench at January 11, 2021 12:41 PM (ch+GK)

340 Captain Janks > Captain Ed

Posted by: Mark1971 at January 11, 2021 12:41 PM (xPl2J)

341 I haven't looked at anything written by HotGas in quite some time. But, these "muh principles" - style comments (as Cap'n Ed provided) always fail to take into account half the story. Congressional GOP should just follow what was certified -- without any discussion over the shady certifications. The disputed states failed to provide transparency, failed to audit the ballots, fought against efforts to make the process transparent, and relied upon corrupt state courts (e.g. PA Supreme Court) to end all challenge.

But it's out of line not to follow those certifications?

These guys are hard-wired for the failure theater and never want to look too hard at the process, because then everyone will see the man behind the curtain.

But at least Ed Morrissey didn't use this opportunity to again plug his "Going Red" book.

Posted by: Revenant at January 11, 2021 12:41 PM (T4RS9)

342 >>Why? The rally was 5 days ago.


Fear.

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2021 12:41 PM (sWH4P)

343 I have thought doing that, but while it may make me feel better, it's real-world effects on those behemoths will be nil. The only option we have now is anti-trust, and given the givens, that doesn't look likely, at least for awhile.
Posted by: pep at January 11, 2021 12:39 PM (v16oJ)

I am a drop in the ocean to Amazon. But I won't be giving money to people who hate me. Same with Hollywood-- me boycotting them will hurt them not at all, but I do it anyway because FUCK THEM and I'm not buying their shitty woke entertainment.

Posted by: Vanya at January 11, 2021 12:41 PM (gAFsE)

344 Ya know, I was tryina think of exactly when the hatred of the right by the left went nuclear and I sort of wonder if Rush receiving the Medal of Freedom was the true inflection point?
Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at January 11, 2021 12:37 PM (WEBkv)

Don't kid yourself. They hate us for getting up in the morning.

Posted by: ... at January 11, 2021 12:42 PM (uEbPt)

345 Odd. I was assured that all of these dystopias were caused by the RIGHT seizing power.

Yeah, almost every single movie, tv show, and book presents these awful tyrannies coming from the right but in actual historical practice almost every one in history since about 1000 AD has been from the left.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2021 12:42 PM (KZzsI)

346 304 Now I'm going to stop using Amazon and google, to
the extent that's doable. Damn monopolies control so much of the
market, it's difficult to get away from them completely.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer

I have thought doing that, but while it may make me feel better, it's real-world effects on those behemoths will be nil. The only option we have now is anti-trust, and given the givens, that doesn't look likely, at least for awhile.
Posted by: pep at January 11, 2021 12:39 PM (v16oJ)

Sarah Hoyt made the case on Insty to not abandon Amazon - more specifically, the right-leaning writers who depend on AMZN for their income. Books are now a tiny, tiny fraction of AMZN's business, but the vast majority of writer's income. Starve Kindle, and you starve these writers. She says that she's working on an alternate platform.

I've unplugged from AMZN, but her words are making me think.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 11, 2021 12:42 PM (4tiP2)

347 Isn't Opera basically compromised by CCP-ties? Last time I used Pale Moon, it was borderline falling down on more modern websites (3+ years ago), but as a branch of older Firefox that's to be expected. No idea on the rest, but anything built on Chromium... is tied to Google to some extent.
There is no escape.

Posted by: Gaff at January 11, 2021 12:42 PM (jPS2y)

348 I think it's a positive. If all the RINOs, NeverTrumpers, and Dem Fellow Travelers leave the GOP it will be easier for us to control it going forward. Name suggestions for their new party?

Posted by: motionview at January 11, 2021 12:42 PM (pYQR/)

349 Now I'm going to stop using Amazon and google, to the extent that's doable. Damn monopolies control so much of the market, it's difficult to get away from them completely.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 11, 2021 12:34 PM (k4dH2)


Goolag is nearly impossible. What with adsense running on everything. And alphabet what alphabet doesn't own, they destroy. When I was applying for my patent back in 2003, we ran across all kinds of flac after originally thinking we'd breeze through it. Our first examiner was really excited, and gave us all kinds of good info to fine-tune yet expand. Suddenly, he was out of the picture, and we got a new examiner - who's job was apparently stopping us. At one point I asked my lawyer can we just give her the keys to a new fucking Acura? A bribe would be cheaper. I am convinced now more than ever that goolag was stopping us. Because we were just ahead of them.

The patent finally went through in 2018, 15 years after filing. And of course, technology has changed so much that it's practically useless in many ways. Goolag still infringes on us, but WTF are we going to do about it? I admit, I was hoping back in 2010ish that they'd buy it.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 11, 2021 12:42 PM (L8ADy)

350 I use the Dissenter browser, it works cleanly with everything but its basically just reskinned Brave with a packet of security and anonymity features built in.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2021 12:38 PM (KZzsI)


yes, they state that

It's great so far and was so seamless to export bookmarks and so forth.

Posted by: artisanal ette at January 11, 2021 12:42 PM (sfhL4)

351 Cap'n Crunch > Captain Ed

Posted by: WitchDoktor at January 11, 2021 12:42 PM (C+We0)

352 6000+ National Guardsmen sent to DC

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y25749kl
Posted by: m at January 11, 2021 12:35 PM (QTJS/)

Why?

The rally was 5 days ago.
==
types deletes

Posted by: simplemind at January 11, 2021 12:42 PM (nJFSQ)

353 I just make fake General Tso's by taking some oven baked popcorn chicken and then added some sweet chili sauce, some honey, more garlic and red pepper flakes, soy sauce, and some siracha.

Work from home has inspired some pretty odd experiments in eating lately but this one worked. It might be the most genius thing I've ever done. Pretty good.

Posted by: banana Dream at January 11, 2021 12:42 PM (l6b3d)

354 Bruh....he is getting savaged in the comments. Holy shit lol.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at January 11, 2021 12:42 PM (VZH6i)

355 345 Odd. I was assured that all of these dystopias were caused by the RIGHT seizing power.

Yeah, almost every single movie, tv show, and book presents these awful tyrannies coming from the right but in actual historical practice almost every one in history since about 1000 AD has been from the left.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2021 12:42 PM (KZzsI)

==========

I was assured that Robespierre wanted small government with little interference in the day to day lives of the people of La Vendee, which is why he had them slaughtered.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at January 11, 2021 12:43 PM (LvTSG)

356 For a number of years, probably decades there really hasn't been much of a distinction between the parties except for the color of their ties. They're all on team grift.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at January 11, 2021 12:43 PM (3H9h1)

357
I read he didn't finish until 1:11 and it takes about 45 min to walk to the Capitol building from where the speech was given.

Didn't the problems start around 1:00?
_____________

It doesn't matter, just like it doesn't matter that Trump always urged people to behave lawfully and peaceably.

The MSM/big tech/academia cabal will still blame him. It's just too damn convenient for them not to.

Just like they'll never blame Kamaltoe or any of the other leftists who were explicitly egging on the antifa and BLM rioters/looters/vandals/killers for the past several years.

Violence is always justified when it comes from the left, and never justified -- and deserving of capital punishment -- when it comes from the right.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 11, 2021 12:43 PM (k4dH2)

358 I've been seeing news posts that the military is stocking up in DC for the inauguration. From what I saw of Biden's campaign stops there'll be far more uniforms than Dem cheerleaders there, not that the 'virtual inauguration' is going to help either.

Posted by: Robert17 at January 11, 2021 12:43 PM (uGI6p)

359 This site gives everything connected to Google so you can see not only how much of an insidious, tentacled anime monster it has become, but how to leave

https://nomoregoogle.com/

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2021 12:43 PM (KZzsI)

360 I'm here for news. I will browse FreeRepublic for headlines...
To be honest, I am getting more and more disconnected for obvious reasons. I want to be a LIV without the voting part.

Posted by: lin-duh at January 11, 2021 12:43 PM (UUBmN)

361 6000+ National Guardsmen sent to DC

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y25749kl
Posted by: m at January 11, 2021 12:35 PM (QTJS/)

Why?

The rally was 5 days ago.
Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 11, 2021 12:40 PM (Zz0t1)

-------

The horse is out of the barn! Quick, shut the door!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 11, 2021 12:43 PM (kTF2Z)

362 29 Be Better, Ace.
Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2021 12:14 PM (sWH4P)

Always this. ALWAYS this.

Posted by: m at January 11, 2021 12:43 PM (QTJS/)

363 He went full chuckles johnson. You never go full charles johnson.,

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at January 11, 2021 12:43 PM (JUOKG)

364 And good that Twitter dropped 10 percent. More please.

Posted by: artisanal ette at January 11, 2021 12:41 PM (sfhL4)

Only down 4. 32%

Posted by: Hmmm at January 11, 2021 12:43 PM (AJ/B4)

365 I'm not sure it's the solution to the Firefox problem.
Posted by: pep at January 11, 2021 12:33 PM

You should learn more about why Eich was forced out of Mozilla. Seriously read more than Brave = Eich = Mozilla.

Hint: because he's not a fuckin' SJW.

Sheesh, people!

Posted by: Taqiyyologist (bofa/deez) at January 11, 2021 12:43 PM (OssQ4)

366

I've been using Brave for about a year and find it's privacy controls to be more to my liking.
Posted by: Robert17 at January 11, 2021 12:41 PM (uGI6p)

-----

This. Plus they FINALLY fixed their Synch functions.

I did not know Braves CEO was the ousted Mozilla guy.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 11, 2021 12:44 PM (8XRCm)

367 Say, where'd I leave my shocked face?

Posted by: Walkdoug at January 11, 2021 12:44 PM (1ngoE)

368 Why?

The rally was 5 days ago.
Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 11, 2021 12:40 PM (Zz0t1)

And on whose order?

Posted by: Gaelic Girl's Irish Democracy at January 11, 2021 12:44 PM (5FCda)

369 When you've lost Hot Air...

Posted by: ... at January 11, 2021 12:44 PM (uEbPt)

370 Do you have any more of the little crispy crab cakes?

Posted by: Senator-Captain Morrissey at January 11, 2021 12:44 PM (2lndx)

371 Neo-Babylonian Pedo Cabal never changes it's stripes.

https://twitter.com/DailyMail/status/13486812449560985

Joe Biden will lay a wreath at Arlington with former presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama after being sworn in

Posted by: Genocidal Flop Sweat at January 11, 2021 12:44 PM (ZqjOT)

372 Mannix, I still believe in the conservative ideals of which the former USA were founded plus traditional family and ethics. Maybe we mean the same thing.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 11, 2021 12:44 PM (r+sAi)

373 Social Media also means your teenage daughter will rat you out and get you fired for right-wing rants at home. So the old days of a guy keeping quiet at work and venting at home Archie Bunker style are gone. ...
Posted by: AmericaLandOfTheFree at January 11, 2021 12:41 PM (Oyenf)
++++
Not if you forbid social media use before the age of consent, which is probably a very good move.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 11, 2021 12:44 PM (UZVEt)

374 Your social credit score is assigned by the algorithm. No, you can not see how the algorithm works.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 11, 2021 12:44 PM (QYoFn)

375 So what?

Posted by: Mostly Peaceful Zap Rowsdower at January 11, 2021 12:44 PM (cUpB1)

376 A Democrat shot at Republican senators and congresspeeps in 2017. No Dems left the party over it. 100 trump supporters broke a few windows in the Capitol building and it is the end of the world.

Posted by: RIP America at January 11, 2021 12:44 PM (Ku8S2)

377 >>i'm weighing that with Amazon.


Gone.

The girl who helped me make sure I was doing it right mentioned it was going on a lot on Saturday.

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2021 12:44 PM (sWH4P)

378 If these squishes keep leaving the GOPe, it'll be easier to take over the party and make it the actual conservative party once again. Less work than starting a 3rd party.

-----

[Please do not take this personally l, but ...] Still amazed at how many on our side haven't grasped the fact that now that elections are irrelevant, political parties are irrelevant.

Let them eat their Potemkin elections or something ...

Posted by: ShainS at January 11, 2021 12:44 PM (7ohtU)

379 Don't kid yourself. They hate us for getting up in the morning.
Posted by: ... at January 11, 2021 12:42 PM (uEbPt)
-------------

That's generic hatred, not the current level of super nova hatred.

Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at January 11, 2021 12:44 PM (WEBkv)

380 Again, not buying this some virtue signaling from the "conservative" punditry. It designed warning, a shot across the bow to Cruz, Hawley, Johnson, Paul, Nunes, Jordan, etc., etc. Get in line with us, the GOPe, because you're damaging us.

Posted by: lowandslow at January 11, 2021 12:45 PM (qH6FZ)

381 Is the DC officer that committed suicide on Saturday the same officer that killed Ashli Babbitt?


Posted by: old chick at January 11, 2021 12:45 PM (sOete)

382 And good that Twitter dropped 10 percent. More please.

Posted by: artisanal ette at January 11, 2021 12:41 PM (sfhL4)

Only down 4. 32%
Posted by: Hmmm at January 11, 2021 12:43 PM (AJ/B4)

The FED buys equities. They are and always have been part of the problem.

Posted by: Genocidal Flop Sweat at January 11, 2021 12:45 PM (ZqjOT)

383 I guess I'll post it, even though it's so gross.-Ace
That's what keeps us all coming back aint it?

Posted by: IP at January 11, 2021 12:45 PM (isHRY)

384 here's
a huge phenomenon of "right-wing" guys moving to big city suburbs for a
good job, having a family, and drifting left because they don't want
their kids, especially their daughters, who are indoctrinated Ultra-Left
in the local schools, to hate them. Nobody wants to be
the local Right-Wing Nazi in their progressive upscale neighborhood. And anybody to the Right of AOC will inevitably get called a fascist Nazi.
Posted by: AmericaLandOfTheFree at January 11, 2021 12:36 PM (Oyenf)

Related to this is the phenomenom of conservative people working hard and starting to make money who then move to upscale neighborhoods and send their kids to "better" schools where they get indoctrinated into leftism.

Let's face it, the only real patriotic Americans are working and middle class--and a few rich people who started that way and still identify with where they came from.
Everyone else wants to sit at the cool kids table.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 11, 2021 12:45 PM (HrMC1)

385 I really do wish people would reconsider bailing on Amazon at least until a viable platform for you to get books from people like me can be found

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2021 12:45 PM (KZzsI)

386 I'm also not a republican.
How could I help remove incumbent democrat by being a republican?
This is how I can contribute; by infiltration.
After all, it's how they brought down schools, churches, scouts, the republican party... You name it.

Posted by: Mitch probably at January 11, 2021 12:45 PM (ckDoc)

387 Social Media also means your teenage daughter will rat you out and get you fired for right-wing rants at home. So the old days of a guy keeping quiet at work and venting at home Archie Bunker style are gone. ...
Posted by: AmericaLandOfTheFree at January 11, 2021 12:41 PM (Oyenf)

I didn't sit my little brother down and try to red pill him. I just gave him copies of The True Believer, the Communist Manifesto and the Road to Serfdom. He did the rest himself. Just saying...

Posted by: Vanya at January 11, 2021 12:46 PM (gAFsE)

388
Hint: because he's not a fuckin' SJW.


-----

He got ousted because he DARED to personally support traditional marriage.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 11, 2021 12:46 PM (8XRCm)

389 378
[Please do not take this personally l, but ...] Still amazed at how many on our side haven't grasped the fact that now that elections are irrelevant, political parties are irrelevant.

Let them eat their Potemkin elections or something ...
Posted by: ShainS at January 11, 2021 12:44 PM (7ohtU)

==========

If there is a split coming to the country, it'll be important at more local levels.

South Carolina elections seem to be honest, for instance. It'll be important to cast out as many squishes as possible here and retake the dominant political party at all sorts of local levels.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at January 11, 2021 12:46 PM (LvTSG)

390 What exactly does it mean to be a "Republican" these days? Since 1995 (really, since Reagan) they have done nothing but say one thing and act another. Betraying us all the way.

I'd love something like an "America First" party in opposition to the Elite Uniparty. Working class folks in particular should want a party that focuses on America. They can be joined by those of us who want smaller government, love the Constitution, our rights, etc. Basically everyone but the elite snobs on the coasts and their willing Ken and Karen accomplices in wealthy suburbia.

Thoughts?

Posted by: Mookie at January 11, 2021 12:46 PM (u+Y3T)

391 But I'd like to see what commenters think.

But ace, how can we know what to think until we get Tater's Take or Mika's Missive?

You're being kind of microaggresive here.

Posted by: Sheepish LIC at January 11, 2021 12:46 PM (DMUuz)

392 6000+ National Guardsmen sent to DC

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y25749kl
Posted by: m at January 11, 2021 12:35 PM (QTJS/)

Why?

The rally was 5 days ago.
____________

There's still going to be an inauguration of the Cheater and the Whore, and lots of leftists who're going to be partying in D.C. and laughing at how easy it was to steal the election.

And they don't want to feel threatened or triggered by any actual Americans.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 11, 2021 12:46 PM (k4dH2)

393 Old poppin' fresh Ed finally popped his cherry?

Good riddance.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at January 11, 2021 12:46 PM (uxJPn)

394 I find this amusing. Back during the Humphrey/Nixon campaign, I remember the Left saying the two parties were identical. Somewhere along the way, they stopped talking about it.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 11, 2021 12:46 PM (JKNZq)

395 Thank you Ace. I appreciate you telling the honest truth, it's why I love this blog. I've learned a lot.

Posted by: Adrienne at January 11, 2021 12:46 PM (lVcuh)

396 Alternate title: Irrelevant blogger comes out of the political closet 4 years late.

Posted by: 40 Miles North at January 11, 2021 12:47 PM (uWF4x)

397 off Biden sock

Posted by: josephistan at January 11, 2021 12:47 PM (Izzlo)

398 385 I really do wish people would reconsider bailing on Amazon at least until a viable platform for you to get books from people like me can be found
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2021 12:45 PM (KZzsI)

=======

We could always use Barnes and Noble.

Why are you laughing?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at January 11, 2021 12:47 PM (LvTSG)

399 Even if you want to think Trump is evil and so are the people that walked into the capitol without an official invitation from Pelosi (since she owns it), how does that change one's ideology moving forward? It's just so stupid.

I've been saying since forever that HotAir and Allahpundit are basically paid by some Soros group to pretend to be conservative thought leaders. Their advice and reporting was always clearly meant to help the Left.

I don't think it's a far stretch to believe most of the conservative media is on the take, and I mean that beyond them being worried about what cocktail parties they get invited to.

Think about it, conservative journalists make like zero money, they'd be cheap whores to buy.

Posted by: Blago at January 11, 2021 12:47 PM (gkdnV)

400 Ed Morrissey left? What did we do wrong? How can we change to get the Great Ed back on our side? Oh, why didn't we think of the consequences???

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 11, 2021 12:47 PM (QYoFn)

401 I've unplugged from AMZN, but her words are making me think.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 11, 2021 12:42 PM (4tiP2)


Until the era of Trump, amazoid was very first amendment. Almost to a fault. Only recently have they started banning books and other things that don't conform to their ideology, while at the same time pushing their agenda down our throats. I was getting sick of seeing "black directors" and "black movies" after the BLM crap on my prime viewing feed. I don't care who does it, and I sure don't search it out. Yes, they are the bread and butter of new authors, but at some point, you're ultimately putting good people out of work in some way with any boycott. Fuck amazon, fuck apple, fuck google. Sadly, they'll squash anybody that tries to compete.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 11, 2021 12:47 PM (L8ADy)

402 Sooper Catholic Ed Morrissey is of the baby murder party? The hell you say?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy

Probably loves his Gaia loving Redness too.

Posted by: AZ deplorably isolated at January 11, 2021 12:47 PM (gtatv)

403 can we get a ruling on this?

Posted by: will choose a nic later at January 11, 2021 12:39 PM (r4bSV)


It's a tax!!
Chief Justice Julia Roberts

Posted by: Boots Who Read The Gulag Archipelago at January 11, 2021 12:47 PM (O0Tro)

404 I really do wish people would reconsider bailing on Amazon at least until a viable platform for you to get books from people like me can be foundá

Posted by:áChristopher R Tayloráat January 11, 2021 12:45 PM (KZzsI)

Yeah no.

Posted by: LMAO at January 11, 2021 12:47 PM (AJ/B4)

405 It's not just their offspring, it's their wives.
These guys marry liberalish women who want desperately to be accepted by
the rest of the progressive crowd in their neighborhoods.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at January 11, 2021 12:41 PM (jOcSX)


The Bible warns against being unevenly yoked because it it the unbeliever that proves a drain on the Christian. The same principle applies here.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at January 11, 2021 12:47 PM (946rW)

406 A Democrat shot at Republican senators and congresspeeps in 2017. No Dems left the party over it. 100 trump supporters broke a few windows in the Capitol building and it is the end of the world.
Posted by: RIP America at January 11, 2021 12:44 PM (Ku8S2)

The Media is a joke and no one trusts them.
But they still have the power to set the discussion--and the parameters of the discussion.

That's WHY your comparison is true.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 11, 2021 12:47 PM (HrMC1)

407
A Democrat shot at Republican senators and congresspeeps in 2017

----

Not just any Dem..... a BERNIE BOT....

Posted by: fixerupper at January 11, 2021 12:47 PM (8XRCm)

408 Why?



The rally was 5 days ago.


Propaganda show of strength and pretend scaredy-catism.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 11, 2021 12:47 PM (r+sAi)

409 Ace content is best content

Though moar hot chicks and fewer bats would edge his numbers up a few notches.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at January 11, 2021 12:47 PM (uxJPn)

410
You should learn more about why Eich was forced out of Mozilla. Seriously read more than Brave = Eich = Mozilla.



Hint: because he's not a fuckin' SJW.



Sheesh, people!

Posted by: Taqiyyologist (bofa/deez)

Lighten up, Francis.

Posted by: pep at January 11, 2021 12:47 PM (v16oJ)

411
Trying out ProtonMail as an alt email too.

Posted by: artisanal ette at January 11, 2021 12:48 PM (sfhL4)

412 By the way, insty, a few days ago, had media outlets using a photo of the DC riots from last year, trying to claim the photo represented just how bad the "riot" at the capital was.

At least, that was my understanding.

Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at January 11, 2021 12:48 PM (WEBkv)

413 Yeah all of this insanely overstated hysterical overeaction to the rally on the 6th is just to prevent another one at the inauguration or any other gathering by us again.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2021 12:48 PM (KZzsI)

414 Your social credit score is assigned by the algorithm. No, you can not see how the algorithm works.
==
but we will be reviewing your buying history from Amazon, Netflix, and bank records. Church attendance and right to life marches are gonna set you back just a skosh.

Posted by: simplemind at January 11, 2021 12:48 PM (FRIYK)

415 Hey.

Since the year of SNIZZ is over...

What is your resolution word this year?

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2021 12:48 PM (sWH4P)

416 Then again they're still blaming the Right for the actions of commie Oswald.

Posted by: ... at January 11, 2021 12:48 PM (uEbPt)

417 Posted by: Marcus T at January 11, 2021 12:34 PM (VpIIl)

I just wanted to say thanks for the posts this morning. You've had some real good ones that have lifted my spirits a bit. I appreciate it.

Posted by: Inogame - Trump won at January 11, 2021 12:48 PM (saZtE)

418 Do not take Ed Morrisey if you're allergic to Ed Morrisey.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 11, 2021 12:48 PM (kTF2Z)

419 Good ol' Poppin' Fresh.

What a sack of shit this guy was. He was just like Allahpundit, but with fewer fart jokes and more self-righteous sanctimony.

Sad news, Fresh: there's already enough openly leftwing media-crities in the world. I'm sure you can get an inkling of that notion when you review HotAir's analytics and cry, but you're about to find out there's no room at the inn, Mary. Nobody wants another fat little dimwit Lefty pork-pie...

Stelter already took your job, chubbo. Get lost.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 11, 2021 12:48 PM (Bvn1K)

420 Mannix, I still believe in the conservative ideals of which the former USA were founded plus traditional family and ethics. Maybe we mean the same thing.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 11, 2021 12:44 PM (r+sAi)
++++
Harbor anchor vs. sea anchor.

A harbor anchor - which is how I would classify my (and apparently your) brand of conservatism - seeks to hold the ship to an absolute point. That point can vary, of course, but there is a fixed point to which you try to hold the vessel.

A sea anchor - which is how I would classify most of the professional conservatives and a huge number of social conservatives - seeks to slow the vessel and hold a relative position. This often amounts to "whatever we have today is what we fight to maintain against further encroachment." This is a purely defensive and largely ineffective strategy. This is why you get curious phenomena like good rock-ribbed conservatives arguing for things like fairness in divorce law than a repeal of no-fault divorce.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 11, 2021 12:49 PM (UZVEt)

421 The troops marching in DC video making the rounds has an issue. There are leaves on the trees, where I don't think there are right now. I could be wrong, you'll never see me in that hellhole to find out first hand.

Posted by: IP at January 11, 2021 12:49 PM (isHRY)

422 And they don't want to feel threatened or triggered by any actual Americans.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 11, 2021 12:46 PM (k4dH2

Blue State governors are sending in their divisions

Posted by: Phil Murphy I at January 11, 2021 12:49 PM (ONvIw)

423 The FED will NEVER allow Corporations, billionaires, and NGO's to fail who are part of the Corporatist-Marxist Totalitarian Axis.
NEVER.

Posted by: Genocidal Flop Sweat at January 11, 2021 12:49 PM (ZqjOT)

424 We could always use Barnes and Noble.



Why are you laughing?

I go to Borders myself.

Oh wait...

Posted by: Mookie at January 11, 2021 12:49 PM (u+Y3T)

425 Texas doesn't use dominion machines. Texas is also ruled by old jim crow voting laws and the feds get involved every time re-districting happens and any type of voting reforms come up. Unless Texas secedes it too is lost, you can deny this but it is the truth.

Posted by: lin-duh at January 11, 2021 12:49 PM (UUBmN)

426 Also, Dan Crenshaw, my rep, is dead to me after his public objection to Cruz's EC vote objection.

Posted by: Count de Monet in exile at his Fortress of Solitude at January 11, 2021 12:49 PM (4I/2K)

427
ummm, Amazon is the Walmart of the internet

and jeff bezos is one weird dude

Posted by: will choose a nic later at January 11, 2021 12:49 PM (r4bSV)

428 415 Since the year of SNIZZ is over...



What is your resolution word this year?

palomino. same as always.

Posted by: Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at January 11, 2021 12:49 PM (sGtp+)

429 We could always use Barnes and Noble.

I used to be on every platform available and sold exactly 1 book in 5 years on all of them combined except Amazon. It was pointless.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2021 12:49 PM (KZzsI)

430 What Inauguration are you people talking about?

Didn't Biden announce a Virtual Inauguration and a Virtual Parade?

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2021 12:49 PM (sWH4P)

431 Poppin' Fresh should embrace the ambulatory dogshit the GOP is.

Posted by: Captain Hate at January 11, 2021 12:49 PM (y7DUB)

432 No surprise there.

And it's an RUFKM kind of day. Oh well.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 11, 2021 12:49 PM (nakwk)

433 Captain Janks > Captain Ed
Captain Jack > Captain Ed

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Wi Fuct at January 11, 2021 12:49 PM (HaL55)

434 I'm not a conservative anymore. There's little left
to conserve. The Republic is dead and is in the process of being buried.
I don't *want* to conserve what we have.



I'm a reformer now, I guess. Or possibly a regressive, in that I
would be fine with reforming and remaking the system along original
constitutional lines.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 11, 2021 12:38 PM (UZVEt)

barbarian > conservative

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 11, 2021 12:50 PM (9Om/r)

435 Ed is a coward. It's always good to know who is on your team and who is not when it's time to ruck up.

Posted by: Shovel 6 at January 11, 2021 12:50 PM (lYMQu)

436 Tucker Carlson brilliantly pointed out that Upper Middle Class Whites HATE lower middle class and working class whites because they look like them and that's where they came from and that's where they may be going when things go tits-up......and that's what scares them.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 11, 2021 12:50 PM (HrMC1)

437 I'm sure they'll shoot you last Ed.....

Posted by: steevy at January 11, 2021 12:50 PM (wgghp)

438 Yeah all of this insanely overstated hysterical overeaction to the rally on the 6th is just to prevent another one at the inauguration or any other gathering by us again.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2021 12:48 PM (KZzsI)


and show that zero people would show up for lobotomy Biden and cameltoe

Posted by: artisanal ette at January 11, 2021 12:50 PM (sfhL4)

439
Always trust content from Ace.

Posted by: Ace at 12:08 PM
---
I arrived here around the time Trump was sworn in, and it continues to be the vessel of truth.
I remember back in 1990, when my brother called me and said "you have to listen to this guy on this new radio talk show, he talks like us! His name is Rush Limbaugh." And through thick or thin, Rush always tells the truth as he sees it, with his value system on display as a benchmark.

The only other site I can say the same thing about, "he talks like us", is here at AoS, and that mysterious ewok, Ace.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 11, 2021 12:50 PM (sy5kK)

440 Trying out ProtonMail as an alt email too.
Posted by: artisanal ette at January 11, 2021 12:48 PM (sfhL4)

-----

Im more intrigued by their VPNs.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 11, 2021 12:50 PM (8XRCm)

441 and jeff bezos is one weird dude
Posted by: will choose a nic later at January 11, 2021 12:49 PM (r4bSV)

Seems to be a thing among billionaires.

Posted by: AF at January 11, 2021 12:50 PM (S8ePJ)

442 Frightened puffy neocon resigns, hopes it will save him from the gulag.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at January 11, 2021 12:50 PM (7t3zy)

443 Thoughts?
Posted by: Mookie at January 11, 2021 12:46 PM (u+Y3T)


Crush them. Kick them out. Too many people not paying attention (which is too many people) will continue voting R. The 2 party system is too instilled at this point to change anything. Instead, take their jobs, take their livelihoods, take the party. Rename it later, WTF. But it needs to be razed first and foremost.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 11, 2021 12:50 PM (L8ADy)

444 282, Not true, some of us went to OZ (DC) and came back disillusioned and disgusted.

Worked on the House side back in the day and in politics back home for about a decade. You hear and see things that either cause you to take the ticket or leave.

They are all not grifters and opportunists but principled leaders in any society are rare and much of the corruption and opportunism they learned by starting out in the farm leagues of state and local politics. That is why most political theory before James Madison argued that large republics would die. In part because the leaders get separated from the community and then become a new aristocracy (or oligarchy) believing they are destined to rule their lessers. A coherent cohesive and small republic with a homogeneous population accepting the same values makes leaders betraying the majority painful from being ostracized and possibly a fatal mistake.

Posted by: whig at January 11, 2021 12:50 PM (pO7gM)

445 Well, the SCOTUS just denied the Trump election challenges' motion to expedite. So now, they will be considered after 1/20 (and then almost certainly immediately denied as moot).

Posted by: Revenant at January 11, 2021 12:51 PM (T4RS9)

446 Boots Who Read The Gulag Archipelago: "...The little doohickey is up on the top of the page but it doesn't actually do anything."

Gah. I would try kludge through the Amazon link the few times I remembered to do it, but ended up just saying, "Screw this. I'll just do a PayPal tip." It's quicker and the most direct.

But something tells me PayPal is going to join the censor mob just like every other megatech Silicon Valley enterprise. Ace needs a bypass or two so he can really rake in the nickels.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at January 11, 2021 12:51 PM (HhXSr)

447 Lighten up, Francis.
Posted by: pep at January 11, 2021 12:47 PM (

I apologize, pep. Caustic doesn't become me.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist (bofa/deez) at January 11, 2021 12:51 PM (OssQ4)

448 414 Church attendance and right to life marches are gonna set you back just a skosh.
i have always been here.

Posted by: Ambassador Skosh at January 11, 2021 12:51 PM (sGtp+)

449 Ed Morrissey.. Never has someone say so much yet said so little..

All of his posts. Ever.

Posted by: Blanco at January 11, 2021 12:51 PM (Ay9RF)

450 I missed the memo, Ed Morrissey was a Republican?

Posted by: Chicago Vota at January 11, 2021 12:51 PM (ts6Zs)

451 I'm not a conservative anymore. There's little left
to conserve. The Republic is dead and is in the process of being buried.
I don't *want* to conserve what we have.

I'm a reformer now, I guess. Or possibly a regressive, in that I
would be fine with reforming and remaking the system along original
constitutional lines.

Posted by: Joe Mannix
-----
Reformer...i like this concept...news letter?

Posted by: lin-duh at January 11, 2021 12:51 PM (UUBmN)

452 >> Tucker Carlson brilliantly pointed out that Upper Middle Class Whites HATE lower middle class and working class whites because they look like them and that's where they came from and that's where they may be going when things go tits-up......and that's what scares them.


Jesus this is retarded.

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2021 12:51 PM (sWH4P)

453 What Inauguration are you people talking about?

Didn't Biden announce a Virtual Inauguration and a Virtual Parade?
Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2021 12:49 PM (sWH4P)
.......

They better have some heavy security to keep that guy in the Viking costume out.

Posted by: wth at January 11, 2021 12:51 PM (v0R5T)

454 I really do wish people would reconsider bailing on Amazon at least
until a viable platform for you to get books from people like me can be
found.


Posted by:Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2021 12:45 PM (KZzsI)


I am not being a smartass. How about your own web site and old-fashioned mail? Why rely on Amazon entirely?

Posted by: Mookie at January 11, 2021 12:51 PM (u+Y3T)

455 So Jeff Bezos owns a newspaper but he owns another bizz that breached it's contract and refused services to a content provider with another bizz he owns.

Congress needs to straighten out this publisher/content situation.

Posted by: pawn at January 11, 2021 12:51 PM (Cfk8j)

456 Trying out ProtonMail as an alt email too.
Posted by: artisanal ette at January 11, 2021 12:48 PM (sfhL4)

-----

Im more intrigued by their VPNs.
Posted by: fixerupper at January 11, 2021 12:50 PM (8XRCm)


their "claims" are what I'm seeking, so fingers crossed

Posted by: artisanal ette at January 11, 2021 12:51 PM (sfhL4)

457 Tucker Carlson brilliantly pointed out that Upper Middle Class Whites HATE lower middle class and working class whites because they look like them and that's where they came from and that's where they may be going when things go tits-up......and that's what scares them.
Posted by: JoeF. at January 11, 2021 12:50 PM (HrMC1)
++++
Three words:
Kevin fucking Williamson.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 11, 2021 12:52 PM (UZVEt)

458 I had a roomie in College who was a Republican, ahem ahem. He was a very NE Republican so basically a Democrat who did not want to be called a Democrat. I still keep in touch with him and today he is still a Republican that voted for Hillary and Biden. These people exist in the real world as well.

Posted by: RIP America at January 11, 2021 12:52 PM (Ku8S2)

459
The only other site I can say the same thing about, "he talks like us", is here at AoS, and that mysterious ewok, Ace.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 11, 2021 12:50 PM (sy5kK)

-----

Ah.... you missed Aces flirtation with Nevertrumpisim then....

Touch and go for a bit. But the big guy came around.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 11, 2021 12:52 PM (8XRCm)

460 286 Continued, which is why I have never quit reading the MSM completely because like Kreminlinologists, the leftist media organs have to make sure that all good leftists understand what is currently deemed to be good, bad, beautiful, and ugly.
---------------------
This is why I refer to it as The Church of Manhattan Media (AT&T, Comcast and Disney). There is no news, there is only GOOD and EVIL. It is now backstopped by the The Silicon Valley Inquisition. Enjoy.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 11, 2021 12:52 PM (vQJZv)

461 That's generic hatred, not the current level of super nova hatred.
Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at January 11, 2021 12:44 PM (WEBkv)

They just hid it. I've talked to these people for years. They hated us during Reagan and Clinton and Bush. I always got the impression they'd be happy with us silent or dead. Now they just have the power of an open mob behind them so we have to actually hear about it.

Posted by: ... at January 11, 2021 12:52 PM (uEbPt)

462 I'm surprised by it, albeit I hardly read Hot Air any longer. It was a daily read pre-Trump. It seems like most of their authors have swung left, Allahpundit in particular, who has returned to twitter to gloat about the Capitol Riot, I guess. I find him insufferable, Ed a lot less so.

Posted by: gts109 at January 11, 2021 12:52 PM (9iTxh)

463 The rally was 5 days ago.
Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 11, 2021 12:40 PM (Zz0t1)

There is a reported "Million Militia March" on the 19th. Which will have a hundred guys show up with about 75% being law enforcement of one stripe or another, eyeing each other suspiciously and trying to gin up conspiracies to commit violence without realizing that they are talking to another LEO.

Also known as Tuesday.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado -tempore belli!) at January 11, 2021 12:53 PM (N3El/)

464 You have to have real courage to take this step. Good job Ed.

Posted by: Max Boot at January 11, 2021 12:53 PM (FDiG/)

465 Morrissey talks like a fag and his shit's all retarded.

Posted by: 1776 in 2021 at January 11, 2021 12:53 PM (OPlKm)

466 Ed will do ANYTHING for money.

We need to honeytrap guys like that. Play dirty.

Posted by: torabora at January 11, 2021 12:53 PM (5exsE)

467 And good that Twitter dropped 10 percent. More please.
Posted by: artisanal ette at January 11, 2021 12:41 PM (sfhL4)


While this seems good, it won't matter, if things get too bad for them a bailout will be in order, you know because of their importance.

Posted by: WeBoned! at January 11, 2021 12:53 PM (8k7U7)

468 Do not take Ed Morrisey if you're allergic to Ed Morrisey.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 11, 2021 12:48 PM (kTF2Z)
........

Side effects include brain damage and anal leakage.

Posted by: wth at January 11, 2021 12:53 PM (v0R5T)

469
Thanks Ace.
Don't leave us.

Posted by: artisanal ette at January 11, 2021 12:53 PM (sfhL4)

470 What I wrote to Ed:

You haven't been a Republican since Trump won
That is to your shame, not Trump's
It's too bad you can't be completely honest about it, but I'm glad you're not longer completely lying.
War
is "mob rule" writ large. As you still claim to be an American, a
country that only exists because of war, your problem isn't with the
mobs. It isn't with the violence. Because if those actually bothered
you, you'd be utterly at war with the Democrats since their Act 10
violent protests in WI, and nothing would have moved you away from that.
Your
problem is that you're a member of the chattering classes, and Trump is
an existential threat to people who value chattering over doing.
Who value credentials over accomplishments.
So,
Goodby, and good riddance

Posted by: Greg The Class Traitor at January 11, 2021 12:53 PM (TSp48)

471 356 For a number of years, probably decades there really hasn't been much of a distinction between the parties except for the color of their ties. They're all on team grift.
Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at January 11, 2021 12:43 PM (3H9h1)

I remember the first time the turn of the phrase "Kabuki Theatre" was used.

I was like: Nah, the Republicans would never do something like that.

Boy was I wrong...but then I'm na´ve.

Posted by: browndog at January 11, 2021 12:53 PM (BgMrQ)

472 >>> 436 Tucker Carlson brilliantly pointed out that Upper Middle Class Whites HATE lower middle class and working class whites because they look like them and that's where they came from and that's where they may be going when things go tits-up......and that's what scares them.
Posted by: JoeF. at January 11, 2021 12:50 PM (HrMC1)


He could have gotten all that after a ten-minute exposure to Kevin Williamson. The man is a direct physical embodiment of that.

Posted by: banana Dream at January 11, 2021 12:53 PM (l6b3d)

473 I still want to know what happened to Matt Drudge.

That guy was a true believer in the Right. If you ever listened to his radio show or just followed him over the years, it wasn't some elaborate ruse. The HotAir crew I had smoked out years ago.

What on Earth did Trump say to Drudge that completely flipped him?

I really feel like we lost a valuable ally with Drudge that could have helped Trump.

Posted by: Blago at January 11, 2021 12:53 PM (gkdnV)

474 436

Nah that is bullshit. They hate the lower classes because it makes them feel good. People always need someone to shit on. For white upper middle class peeps, it is unPC to shit on minorities so poor whites it is.

I say this as someone in that group that hears this shit all the time.

Posted by: RIP America at January 11, 2021 12:53 PM (Ku8S2)

475 Tucker Carlson brilliantly pointed out that Upper Middle Class Whites HATE lower middle class and working class whites because they look like them and that's where they came from and that's where they may be going when things go tits-up......and that's what scares them.


Jesus this is retarded.
Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2021 12:51 PM (sWH4P)

No, it's true. Maybe it's simplified, but it's true.
I've seen this play-out throughout my life and I'm older than 29

Posted by: JoeF. at January 11, 2021 12:54 PM (HrMC1)

476 I really do wish people would reconsider bailing on Amazon at least
until a viable platform for you to get books from people like me can be
found

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2021 12:45 PM (KZzsI)



CRT... Sarah Hoyt made the same point last night on Instapundit. I backed off on my destroy all Amazon push with my kids and substituted buy nothing from them but ebooks. For right now at least. You all need to find some tech person to help get an alternate up and running because you have to know the long knives are coming for you too.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at January 11, 2021 12:54 PM (946rW)

477 I apologize, pep. Caustic doesn't become me.

No worries. These are stressful times.

Posted by: pep at January 11, 2021 12:54 PM (v16oJ)

478 Remember the 'Hey Girl' posts?


Those were funny.

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2021 12:54 PM (sWH4P)

479 Crush them. Kick them out. Too many people not
paying attention (which is too many people) will continue voting R. The 2
party system is too instilled at this point to change anything.
Instead, take their jobs, take their livelihoods, take the party. Rename
it later, WTF. But it needs to be razed first and foremost.
Howe about this instead: Still-my-President Trump invests his billions solely in the new party? Matt Gaetz seems to be 100% on board. Let him be out front and Trump be the idea/money man.

Posted by: Mookie at January 11, 2021 12:54 PM (u+Y3T)

480 Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2021 12:51 PM (sWH4P)

How is it retarded? I think there's something to this.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at January 11, 2021 12:54 PM (VZH6i)

481 We need to honeytrap guys like that. Play dirty.
Posted by: torabora at January 11, 2021 12:53 PM (5exsE)

That sound you just heard was the 'Ettes diving out the windows.

Posted by: Vanya at January 11, 2021 12:54 PM (gAFsE)

482 You have to understand there are people that think the guy with zip ties was there to kidnap Representatives, so they could be hung from a gallows that others were constructing. Really. That's the stuff my stepdaughter was posting on Facebook, which is why I muted her again. We are staying civil when face to face.

Same people believe right wing militias plan to attack the Inaugural.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 11, 2021 12:54 PM (JKNZq)

483 Mozilla are a bunch of anti-white commies, but as long as their browser
is open source, there's only so much damage they can do. Brave is an
excellent browser. Eich is a good guy. Ungoogled Chromium is there if you want to make sure
everything Google has been stripped out of your browser.

Posted by: AmericaLandOfTheFree at January 11, 2021 12:54 PM (Oyenf)

484 Consider, folks, that republicans keep losing "thought leaders" like Morrissey while the dems just lost hundreds of thousands of voters to Trump.

This is why they bray and censor.

Posted by: Grip the Weasel at January 11, 2021 12:54 PM (KbCG3)

485
Congress needs to straighten out this publisher/content situation.
Posted by: pawn at January 11, 2021 12:51 PM (Cfk8j)


BWWWAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 11, 2021 12:54 PM (Zz0t1)

486 Ed will do ANYTHING for money.

We need to honeytrap guys like that. Play dirty.
Posted by: torabora at January 11, 2021 12:53 PM (5exsE)

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

Pick me!

Posted by: Shep! at January 11, 2021 12:54 PM (WEBkv)

487 Nah that is bullshit. They hate the lower classes because it makes them feel good. People always need someone to shit on. For white upper middle class peeps, it is unPC to shit on minorities so poor whites it is.


This is not much different from what I said

Posted by: JoeF. at January 11, 2021 12:54 PM (HrMC1)

488 Second City Cop blog, Chicago's beat cop hangout, was locked out today. Could be because the owner made a comment comparing this summer's riots with the Capital riot. Still don't think we're in the middle of a coup?

Posted by: CrustyB at January 11, 2021 12:54 PM (qXzGC)

489 I am not being a smartass. How about your own web site and old-fashioned mail? Why rely on Amazon entirely?

They handle payment, security, delivery, advertising, and linking to other similar books. How am I gonna do all that sitting at home with my email?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2021 12:54 PM (KZzsI)

490 Have we heard from Ben Roethlisberger today?

Posted by: That guy who always asks... at January 11, 2021 12:54 PM (W4eKo)

491 457 Tucker Carlson brilliantly pointed out that Upper Middle Class Whites HATE lower middle class and working class whites because they look like them and that's where they came from and that's where they may be going when things go tits-up......and that's what scares them.
Posted by: JoeF. at January 11, 2021 12:50 PM (HrMC1)

Huh? I wonder if Tucker is on drugs.

Posted by: ... at January 11, 2021 12:55 PM (uEbPt)

492 Morrisey's a lightweight or worse, always has been, like most of the punditry, how these people ever got "jobs" doing what they do is astonishing - and a devastating indictment of their audiences. But that's it. Normal people in the past reasonably looked to actual journalists and pundits for info or perspective on the crap they couldn't follow, didn't have any direct involvement with, or any background to put in perspective.

There were at least *some* people or sources, in the past.

Now? Mediocre dweebs like Morrisey actually try to pass for anyone meriting a second glance? Wow.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 11, 2021 12:55 PM (OTzUX)

493 >>No, it's true. Maybe it's simplified, but it's true.
I've seen this play-out throughout my life and I'm older than 29


No. It isn't.

It's beyond over-simplified.

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2021 12:55 PM (sWH4P)

494 I'm a lesbian trapped in a mans body!

Posted by: Bosk at January 11, 2021 12:55 PM (SWbVS)

495 I really do wish people would reconsider bailing on Amazon at least
until a viable platform for you to get books from people like me can be
found

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2021 12:45 PM (KZzsI)


Same here.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 11, 2021 12:55 PM (2JVJo)

496 Tucker Carlson's quote points out why Kevin Williamson hates us.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 11, 2021 12:55 PM (JKNZq)

497 >>The troops marching in DC video making the rounds has an issue. There are leaves on the trees, where I don't think there are right now. I could be wrong, you'll never see me in that hellhole to find out first hand.


There are people using social media to amp up emotional responses on both sides -- they want to stress out people, make their anger and fear go into overdrive.

On the Left, they are passing around a video of Trump, Don Jr. and a dancing Kelly Guillfoyle watching somethin on surveillance monitors, claiming this clip was from the 1/6 Capitol activity. It is not, but it's great confirmation bias for Lefties who believe Trump orchestrated a coup using in supporters to attack Congress. The other is a picture of a guy with plastic ties claiming the MAGA people intended to capture and kill Congress using a makeshift gallows.

When you see a clip that feeds on your bias/fears on social media, be sure it's legit before you freak out -- a lot of bad people want the country to be emotional wrecks right now.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 11, 2021 12:55 PM (bDqIh)

498 "These guys are hard-wired for the failure theater and never want to look too hard at the process, because then everyone will see the man behind the curtain."

Yup, and it's how they make a living. Let everything go to hell and then complain about it, getting clicks and likes along the way. A perfect grift. Morrissey is a jackass with zero principles.

Posted by: Cory C at January 11, 2021 12:56 PM (bmCEJ)

499 So who is mixing up the cyanide-laced Flavor Aid? Boys, drink up!

Posted by: Dr. Bone at January 11, 2021 12:56 PM (WOYcU)

500 Captain Morgan > Captain Crunch > Captain and Tennille > Captain Ed

Posted by: Stu Podaso at January 11, 2021 12:56 PM (msJV8)

501 Hot air forgot all about them. Exactly because of this reason.

Posted by: SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at January 11, 2021 12:56 PM (kHPHH)

502 I've been sold on the phoniness of these so-called conservatives for years, Ace, mostly because of you. And how right you have been! That a large crowd of people pushing their way into the Capitol Building - burning nothing, hurting no one, sustaining the only casualties that were experienced, themselves -strikes these Vichy bastards as somehow a bigger threat to democracy than a stolen election and the subsequent blacklisting and purge is maddening. Republicans, dustbin of history, some (additional minor) sweeping required.

Posted by: Paco at January 11, 2021 12:56 PM (1Jm+u)

503 I'm surprised by it, albeit I hardly read Hot Air any longer. It was a daily read pre-Trump. It seems like most of their authors have swung left, Allahpundit in particular, who has returned to twitter to gloat about the Capitol Riot, I guess. I find him insufferable, Ed a lot less so.
Posted by: gts109 at January 11, 2021 12:52 PM (9iTxh)


Ed is and always has been the Pillsbury Doughboy of critical thought.

Posted by: DR.WTF at January 11, 2021 12:56 PM (AiZBA)

504 What on Earth did Trump say to Drudge that completely flipped him?

I think Matt Drudge is largely apolitical and just goes with what he thinks will get him eyeballs, prestige, and money. He used to be the number one, go-to site for EVERYONE. That's gone away over the years, and he wants that back.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2021 12:56 PM (KZzsI)

505 National Guard deployment to DC is to keep those nasty Trump supporters under control.

Even though there's not going to be a swearing in spectacle, parade, or really much of anything.

But, OrangeManBad.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at January 11, 2021 12:56 PM (3H9h1)

506 There is a reported "Million Militia March" on the
19th. Which will have a hundred guys show up with about 75% being law
enforcement of one stripe or another, eyeing each other suspiciously and
trying to gin up conspiracies to commit violence without realizing that
they are talking to another LEO.



Also known as Tuesday.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado -tempore belli!) at January 11, 2021 12:53 PM (N3El
They need to move it to the 20th and we all need to show up. We cannot cower under our beds. We need to be Patrick Henry and John Hancock.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at January 11, 2021 12:56 PM (946rW)

507 386 I'm also not a republican.
How could I help remove incumbent democrat by being a republican?
This is how I can contribute; by infiltration.
After all, it's how they brought down schools, churches, scouts, the republican party... You name it.
Posted by: Mitch probably at January 11, 2021 12:45 PM (ckDoc)


I hope you're young. It'll take a lot of time, perhaps generations, just like the leftist communist takeover.

I'll not see it. I will probably die weeping for my beloved country. That will be my punishment for fallling asleep.

Posted by: Justsayin' at January 11, 2021 12:57 PM (Fs5vw)

508 He could have gotten all that after a ten-minute exposure to Kevin Williamson. The man is a direct physical embodiment of that.
Posted by: banana Dream at January 11, 2021 12:53 PM (l6b3d)


In a way, he likely did. I bet Tucker is describing his experience with his neighbors.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at January 11, 2021 12:57 PM (jOcSX)

509 Captain Morgan > Captain Crunch > Captain and Tennille >Captain Planet> Captain Ed
Posted by: Stu Podaso at January 11, 2021 12:56 PM (msJV

Lightly edited

Posted by: Vanya at January 11, 2021 12:57 PM (gAFsE)

510 Listening to Rush. I don't know how he does it.


Posted by: redridinghood at January 11, 2021 12:57 PM (NpAcC)

511 496 Tucker Carlson's quote points out why Kevin Williamson hates us.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 11, 2021 12:55 PM (JKNZq)

Because we all look like his dad?

Posted by: Inogame - Trump won at January 11, 2021 12:57 PM (saZtE)

512
I find this amusing. Back during the Humphrey/Nixon campaign, I remember the Left saying the two parties were identical. Somewhere along the way, they stopped talking about it.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward


George Wallace said the same thing.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 11, 2021 12:57 PM (63Dwl)

513 National Propaganda Radio about noon today ran a clip of the President's speech last Wednesday and then cut to (I think) Scott Simon saying that his supporters "smashed and looted" the Capitol.
As for the GOPe, I registered "unaffiliated" when I moved to my current state several years ago. I saw the writing on the wall during the unironic defense of the Harriet Miers SCOTUS nomination, but no way was I going to the Lao Donk and the LP isn't worth a damn either.

Posted by: Mostly Peaceful Zap Rowsdower at January 11, 2021 12:57 PM (cUpB1)

514 >>How is it retarded? I think there's something to this.


Because it has nothing to do with success or income and everything to do with the level of education.

And even then, a quick surbvey of the people you know should illustrate to you that using Education Levels runs into serious problems as many of us Conservatives are sporting more than one degree.
Even hinting at believing this shit is playing into the hands of those you claim to oppose.

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2021 12:57 PM (sWH4P)

515 Have we heard from Ben Roethlisberger today?
Posted by: That guy who always asks... at January 11, 2021 12:54 PM (W4eKo)

---------

He tried to post a comment, but it was intercepted.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 11, 2021 12:57 PM (kTF2Z)

516 Same people believe right wing militias plan to attack the Inaugural.

If the right were smart (I know), they'd do their best to flood the zone with this. State it plainly: the left needs to crack down on the right, and THEY are going to attack Stinkfinger and Deep Throat on the 20th, to blame it on "white supremicists."

I guarantee the FBI / CIA / LEOs are ready to rock in disguise.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 11, 2021 12:57 PM (2JVJo)

517 So Jeff Bezos owns a newspaper but he owns another
bizz that breached it's contract and refused services to a content
provider with another bizz he owns.



Congress needs to straighten out this publisher/content situation.

Posted by: pawn at January 11, 2021 12:51 PM (Cfk8j)

"Hey Filmore? Deposit another 10 mil in the usual congressional accounts. Thanks" - Jeff Bezos

Posted by: Mookie at January 11, 2021 12:57 PM (u+Y3T)

518 Have we heard from Ben Roethlisberger today?
Posted by: That guy who always asks... at January 11, 2021 12:54 PM (W4eKo)


After throwing 68 times last night his arm is too sore to type.

Posted by: WeBoned! at January 11, 2021 12:57 PM (8k7U7)

519 Breaking News: French whore, Ed Morissey, announces with the Nazis arriving in the Capitol, he is renouncing his french whore status, and will heretofore be a German whore.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2021 12:57 PM (oQ94s)

520 Ace content is best content

Though moar hot chicks and fewer bats would edge his numbers up a few notches.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at January 11, 2021 12:47 PM


Now that you mention it, there has been a distressing lack of pointy elbows lately.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 11, 2021 12:58 PM (ejd/p)

521 Ace says "always trust what Ace says".

Bob Dole The Second.

Posted by: yoyo at January 11, 2021 12:58 PM (VI3JF)

522 Question: What's Next for Ed Morrissey?

1) A cooking show with Ana Navarro
2) Curator at the John McCain museum

?

Posted by: 40 Miles North at January 11, 2021 12:58 PM (uWF4x)

523 Drudge is tight with both Hollywood and MSM, so he probably took the Ticket, Trump knows this, and Drudge knows Trump knows this.

Pretty simple guess, and probably spot-on.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist (bofa/deez) at January 11, 2021 12:58 PM (OssQ4)

524 489 I am not being a smartass. How about your own web site and old-fashioned mail? Why rely on Amazon entirely?

They handle payment, security, delivery, advertising, and linking to other similar books. How am I gonna do all that sitting at home with my email?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2021 12:54 PM (KZzsI)

==========

And publication costs for individual copies. We don't have to buy 1,000 copies, house them, and then hope that we can sell them at some point. They print on demand.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at January 11, 2021 12:58 PM (LvTSG)

525 Pelosi says staff hid under table for hours.

Beats swinging from a lamp post.

Posted by: wth at January 11, 2021 12:58 PM (v0R5T)

526 Creators ran into the same issues trying to leave Ravelry. Main issue for some is that Ravelry made it easy to sell overseas. And if you left, you lost control over your patterns.

It's sort of like telling people to leave blue states. Not everyone can do that. Not everyone can just dump Amazon.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 11, 2021 12:59 PM (JKNZq)

527 Shocking! Next you'll tell me giant laundry bag full of scrapple Megan McCain it's also leaving the party (that her father helped destroy)

Posted by: Rbastid at January 11, 2021 12:59 PM (6gftG)

528 How do you attack a Virtual Inauguration?

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2021 12:59 PM (sWH4P)

529 435 Ed is a coward. It's always good to know who is on your team and who is not when it's time to ruck up.

Posted by: Shovel 6 at January 11, 2021 12:50 PM (lYMQu)


Reminds me of the quote by General George Patton: "I'd rather have a German division in front of me than a French one behind".

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at January 11, 2021 12:59 PM (ZB2Pj)

530 Always trust content from Ace.

What about the time you headlined the Quarantine Cafe as bat-free, but it wasn't?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 11, 2021 12:59 PM (DMUuz)

531 Now that you mention it, there has been a distressing lack of pointy elbows lately.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 11, 2021 12:58 PM (ejd/p)

-----

Because Im a giver....

https://tinyurl.com/y4myk9wc

NOT safe for work....

Posted by: fixerupper at January 11, 2021 12:59 PM (8XRCm)

532 We need the Moron Party. The ACE party.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 11, 2021 12:59 PM (QYoFn)

533 472 >>> 436 Tucker Carlson brilliantly pointed out that Upper Middle Class Whites HATE lower middle class and working class whites because they look like them and that's where they came from and that's where they may be going when things go tits-up......and that's what scares them.
Posted by: JoeF. at January 11, 2021 12:50 PM (HrMC1)


He could have gotten all that after a ten-minute exposure to Kevin Williamson. The man is a direct physical embodiment of that.
----------------------
This was the whole point of To Kill A Mockingbird.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 11, 2021 12:59 PM (vQJZv)

534 What on Earth did Trump say to Drudge that completely flipped him?

I really feel like we lost a valuable ally with Drudge that could have helped Trump.

Posted by: Blago at January 11, 2021 12:53 PM (gkdnV)


I never got the appeal of Drudge. He made his bones during the Lewinsky scandal just by being a gossipy mincemeat who was as "conservative" as Jarles Chohnson.

Posted by: Captain Hate at January 11, 2021 12:59 PM (y7DUB)

535 Captain Morgan > Captain Fantastic > Captain Crunch > Captain and Tennille >Captain Planet> Captain Trips> Captain Ed


Lightly edited more

Posted by: Mookie at January 11, 2021 12:59 PM (u+Y3T)

536 525 Pelosi says staff hid under table for hours.
--------

Having your staff hidden under a table for hours is TIGHT

Posted by: ... at January 11, 2021 12:59 PM (uEbPt)

537 420 Mannix, I still believe in the conservative ideals of which the former USA were founded plus traditional family and ethics. Maybe we mean the same thing.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 11, 2021 12:44 PM (r+sAi)
++++
Harbor anchor vs. sea anchor.

Joe Mannix, I didn't even have to read the explanation, as I've used both many times.

All a sea anchor does is keeps the bow in the right direction during heavy seas. The drifting continues.

Most on "the Right" are sea anchors. A few at least understand the difference, although in the situation, can't drop anchor anyway.

Spot on about R's mostly being sea anchors, and thinking that means something.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 11, 2021 12:59 PM (sy5kK)

538 I am not being a smartass. How about your own web site and old-fashioned mail? Why rely on Amazon entirely?
Posted by: Mookie at January 11, 2021 12:51 PM (u+Y3T)


I think it was catturd that published a book recently avoiding amazon.

Article: Why you should not be self-publishing on amazon (2019)

https://bit.ly/3bsBQKO

Like most any content creator, I'd be looking for as many alternatives. Because even if amazon accidentally cuts your legs off - there's no human being to talk to to resolve the issue. That would worry me.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 11, 2021 01:00 PM (L8ADy)

539 487

Yeah it is. Tucker said they hate lower class whites because they are afraid to become them. That is total bullshit. They hate them because they are the only group left that can be openly hated. No white wine mom is afraid they will end up living in a small dying town. Tucker has no idea what hes talking about. And why the fuck is anyone still watching Fauz News in the first place?

Posted by: RIP America at January 11, 2021 01:00 PM (Ku8S2)

540 528 How do you attack a Virtual Inauguration?
-------------------
Don't watch it.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 11, 2021 01:00 PM (vQJZv)

541 French whore, Ed Morissey, announces with the Nazis arriving in the Capitol, he is renouncing his french whore status, and will heretofore be a German whore.

I'd suggest we shave his head and strip him to his underwear to shame him but ain't nobody wants to see that and I doubt he'd feel any shame

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2021 01:00 PM (KZzsI)

542
Because Im a giver....

https://tinyurl.com/y4myk9wc

NOT safe for work....
Posted by: fixerupper at January 11, 2021 12:59 PM (8XRCm)


For this....

10 paces at DAWN!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 11, 2021 01:00 PM (Zz0t1)

543 Have we heard from Ben Roethlisberger today?
Posted by: That guy who always asks... at January 11, 2021 12:54 PM (W4eKo)

---------

He tried to post a comment, but it was intercepted.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 11, 2021 12:57 PM


*spikes the comment in the end zone*

Posted by: Bob from the NSA at January 11, 2021 01:00 PM (ejd/p)

544 I deleted HotAir from my bookmarks during the election because of shit like this. I refuse to give money to the other Salem sites because of HotAir.

And I always trust Ace.

Posted by: Chuck Rambo at January 11, 2021 01:00 PM (hEdp8)

545 Congress needs to straighten out this publisher/content situation.

Posted by: pawn at January 11, 2021 12:51 PM (Cfk8j)

"Hey Filmore? Deposit another 10 mil in the usual congressional accounts. Thanks" - Jeff Bezos
Posted by: Mookie at January 11, 2021 12:57 PM (u+Y3T)

Hahahahaha! Congress needs to.... Funniest words in the Engrish langauge these days.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2021 01:00 PM (oQ94s)

546 430 What Inauguration are you people talking about?

Didn't Biden announce a Virtual Inauguration and a Virtual Parade?
________________

You don't think all those lefty assholes who stole the election are going to be satisfied with "virtual" celebration parties, do you?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 11, 2021 01:00 PM (k4dH2)

547 >>>300 I get what you're saying, Ace, but arent we all not republicans now? Now to read the comments

yes, but there are two reasons for leaving the GOP: It's not conservative but liberal corporatist -- the reason I left, and I assume the reason you left -- or because it's "too conservative," not deferential enough to the Marxist-Corporatist Consensus.

Morrissey left for the latter reason.

Also, he actually left years ago. He just wasn't honest or courageous enough to tell his readers that.

Posted by: ace at January 11, 2021 01:00 PM (5+1A/)

548 What about the time you headlined the Quarantine Cafe as bat-free, but it wasn't?
Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 11, 2021 12:59 PM (DMUuz)


By USDA guidelines, it can be up to 10% bat and still be called "bat free"

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 11, 2021 01:00 PM (QYoFn)

549 "Lincoln Project is not Log Cabin Republicans.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 11, 2021 12:33 PM (ZGrMX)"

______________

I'm betting the Venn diagram between those two would resemble an anus.

Posted by: McLurkerson at January 11, 2021 01:00 PM (Ynlay)

550 Captain Morgan > Captain Fantastic > Captain Crunc

Captain Morgan > Captain Fantastic > Captain Crunch > Captain and Tennille >Captain Planet > Captain Trips > Captain Shitstain, the World's Smelliest Superhero > Captain Ed

Posted by: ... at January 11, 2021 01:00 PM (uEbPt)

551 528 How do you attack a Virtual Inauguration?
Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2021 12:59 PM (sWH4P)

One nuke launched at a high enough altitude to generate *me*.

Posted by: EMP at January 11, 2021 01:01 PM (AUfiu)

552 Because Im a giver....

https://tinyurl.com/y4myk9wc

NOT safe for work....
Posted by: fixerupper at January 11, 2021 12:59 PM (8XRCm)
++++
You're cruel.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 11, 2021 01:01 PM (UZVEt)

553 >>Tucker has no idea what hes talking about.


Tucker is talking about himself.

He shows increasing signs of being ruled by his wife and daughters...

and the Boys at the Club.

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2021 01:01 PM (sWH4P)

554 >>>544 I deleted HotAir from my bookmarks during the election because of shit like this. I refuse to give money to the other Salem sites because of HotAir.


one thing i don't understand is why RedState, which is also a salem property, is allowed to be pretty based.

Or is it a salem property? Am I wrong about that?

Posted by: ace at January 11, 2021 01:01 PM (5+1A/)

555 You know who else is a centrist moderate Democrat? Donald Trump.

It just goes to show you how off the rails our political landscape is.

Posted by: MAGA (stop the steal link in this nic) at January 11, 2021 01:01 PM (Nz4HT)

556 Parler sues Amazon, alleging anti-trust, breach of contract. They are seeking a court order forcing AWS to re-instate Parler. https://tinyurl.com/y3qsgmne

Posted by: Revenant at January 11, 2021 01:02 PM (T4RS9)

557 https://youtu.be/DkfZHfDRk3w

This says how I feel about Ed.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 11, 2021 01:02 PM (Bvn1K)

558 They need to move it to the 20th and we all need to show up. We cannot cower under our beds. We need to be Patrick Henry and John Hancock.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at January 11, 2021 12:56 PM (946rW)

DC isn't the place to start anything with 2 brigades of troops on the ground unless you really want to end up on the wrong side of the grass with a quickness. Keep your powder dry and stay frosty.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado -tempore belli!) at January 11, 2021 01:02 PM (N3El/)

559 And publication costs for individual copies. We don't have to buy 1,000 copies, house them, and then hope that we can sell them at some point. They print on demand.

Yeah I mean you can use a POD service like Lulu for each copy but it would drive prices up and add a couple weeks delay every time.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2021 01:02 PM (KZzsI)

560 Captain Morgan > Captain Crunch > Captain and Tennille >Captain Planet> Captain Ed
Posted by: Stu Podaso at January 11, 2021 12:56 PM

===

Lightly edited
Posted by: Vanya at January 11, 2021 12:57 PM


That list would be much more well-rounded if I were on it.

Posted by: Captain Marvel at January 11, 2021 01:02 PM (DMUuz)

561 As the Empress has pointed out, Democrat activists set off a bomb inside
the Senate in 1983 hoping to kill Republican Senators. That's rather
more serious than what happened last week.
--------
And Nadler got the slut a presidential pardon and she now runs a BLM office in, IIRC, NYC.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 11, 2021 01:02 PM (ab0zp)

562
I think Matt Drudge is largely apolitical and just goes with what he thinks will get him eyeballs, prestige, and money. He used to be the number one, go-to site for EVERYONE. That's gone away over the years, and he wants that back.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

I don't think it was at all about money, and if it was, it blew up big time as his site has crashed and burned in terms of viewership.

There's something else going on there, I will be eternally curious.

His site before he went NeverTrump was still wildly profitable and influential. And he was what put Trump over the top in the GOP primary.
Trump and Drudge were even "good buddies" communicating on election night.

Posted by: Blago at January 11, 2021 01:02 PM (gkdnV)

563 https://youtu.be/DkfZHfDRk3w

This says how I feel about Ed.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 11, 2021 01:02 PM (Bvn1K)


That shit's funny right there.

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 11, 2021 01:03 PM (Zz0t1)

564 Same people believe right wing militias plan to attack the Inaugural.
........

Led by that guy in a Viking costume.

Posted by: wth at January 11, 2021 01:03 PM (v0R5T)

565 The Democrats have always believed that their engine of progress and key to power is war. They start a good deal of the wars and consciously create the impetus for the rest. They're always on the lookout for another one. 9/11 pissed them off mostly because they wanted to be the only one's to capitalize on it. They loved Bosnia and Syria but it was only a taste. They want a civilization spanning war like WWI & WWII.


Well, let me tell you friends they've found another great war. It has clearly defined good guys (us) and bad guys (them). The nevertrumpers were also jonesing for war and that's why they'll all come home to the left now. They've fed off what was the Republicans enough and it's an emaciated corpse. The left has everything they want now.

Posted by: banana Dream at January 11, 2021 01:03 PM (l6b3d)

566 A big part of our government operations sit on AWS servers. Imagine if they decide to cut access to it.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 11, 2021 01:03 PM (QYoFn)

567 Because Im a giver....

https://tinyurl.com/y4myk9wc

NOT safe for work....
Posted by: fixerupper at January 11, 2021 12:59 PM


That was not a nice thing you did.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 11, 2021 01:03 PM (ejd/p)

568 we had a priest up here in mass. His parishioners, all hardcore liberals, wanted to know why a conservative priest read the Boston globe. His immediate reply was because he wants to know what the enemy is thinking. Good point, but the liberals are such a horror show, I am getting chest pains and my heart is breaking.

Posted by: Judith at January 11, 2021 01:03 PM (u1W2O)

569 Drudge sold his company long ago. It h
Kept the name but Drudge himself is out of the picture.

Posted by: RIP America at January 11, 2021 01:04 PM (Ku8S2)

570 Sorry, redbanzai, I understated the troop levels. There will be two divisions of troops on the ground. Over 16000 troops.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado -tempore belli!) at January 11, 2021 01:04 PM (N3El/)

571 His site before he went NeverTrump was still wildly profitable and influential.

No, its way down from where it was in his glory days. He wants that back. He thinks joining the enemy is the way to get there.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2021 01:04 PM (KZzsI)

572 It is easier for an elephant to get through the eye of a needle than a rich man to attain Heaven. This is what happens to brains as much as wallets. Lust, be it for power, prestige, fame, riches, doesn't matter, the metaphor holds true.

Posted by: Robert17 at January 11, 2021 01:04 PM (uGI6p)

573 If Drudge took the ticket, he *has* to be against Trump. When you take the ticket, the price is You Are Owned. You do what you're told.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist (bofa/deez) at January 11, 2021 01:04 PM (OssQ4)

574 We need to stay focused on the real issue: election fraud. All this hysteria is just to distract us from talking about election fraud.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 11, 2021 01:04 PM (xfb67)

575 any that backed Hilllary or Biden are enemies of the Republic, whether they are Rothschild bankers or your neighbor. But any media people have no excuse at all, they have submitted to the criminal actions that covered up for Hillary and chanted Trump/Russia memes for four years. (Biden laptop, little interest, all to be swept away, the opposite of the fake attacks on Trump)


Good versus evil ...

Posted by: illiniwek at January 11, 2021 01:04 PM (Cus5s)

576 Ed has always been boring. Now we can just add "pointless" to the description. Ed is now boring and pointless.

I lol everytime I see HotGas put something behind a paywall. LOL sure, guys! Let me make a financial donation for your bullshit! lulz

Posted by: Kensington at January 11, 2021 01:04 PM (rtokl)

577 I used to hang out at Hot Air. When Michelle Malkin ran the place, it was much better.

There used to be some great commenters over there. Manly Rash was great. So was Gru in the Attic. Others I can't recall. But for a while, it was a great place to actually exchange opinions.

I left when they went to Facebook commenting -- I have never had a FB account and I never will.

Ace - thank you for this place. I especially love that this is not a place for mind-numbed robots (to steal a phrase from El Rushbo). We morons can disagree with each other, you, and the COBs -- but we can do it without being d-heads. Most of the time, at least!

Posted by: Doof at January 11, 2021 01:04 PM (mZUr4)

578 How do you attack a Virtual Inauguration?
Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2021 12:59 PM (sWH4P)
........

First you gotta get a pair of those VR goggles.

Posted by: wth at January 11, 2021 01:04 PM (v0R5T)

579 Drudge sold his company long ago. It h
Kept the name but Drudge himself is out of the picture.
Posted by: RIP America at January 11, 2021 01:04 PM (Ku8S2)


This has not been proven true.

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 11, 2021 01:04 PM (Zz0t1)

580 Didn't Drudge sell his site? Or was that fake news?

Posted by: McLurkerson at January 11, 2021 01:04 PM (Ynlay)

581 554 >>>544 I deleted HotAir from my bookmarks during the election because of shit like this. I refuse to give money to the other Salem sites because of HotAir.


one thing i don't understand is why RedState, which is also a salem property, is allowed to be pretty based.

Or is it a salem property? Am I wrong about that?
Posted by: ace at January 11, 2021 01:01 PM (5+1A/)

=========

It's a trap designed to catch you. They'll promise you a decent salary, and then in order to keep it, they'll make you write entertaining things about how we should all bow down to China.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at January 11, 2021 01:05 PM (LvTSG)

582 436 Tucker Carlson brilliantly pointed out that Upper Middle Class Whites HATE lower middle class and working class whites because they look like them and that's where they came from and that's where they may be going when things go tits-up......and that's what scares them.
Posted by: JoeF. at January 11, 2021 12:50 PM (HrMC1)

The Uppers are afraid they will be forced to eat nothing but PBandJ sammiches again.
No tuna, no lunchmeat, even no hotdogs.
'Cuz hot dogs are what's for dinner. And beans if you know someone.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 11, 2021 01:05 PM (sy5kK)

583 Pelosi says staff hid under table for hours.


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


At least we'll know where to find them next time.

Posted by: Justsayin' at January 11, 2021 01:05 PM (Fs5vw)

584 556 Parler sues Amazon, alleging anti-trust, breach of contract. They are seeking a court order forcing AWS to re-instate Parler. https://tinyurl.com/y3qsgmne
Posted by: Revenant at January 11, 2021 01:02 PM (T4RS9)


"No standing. Next case!"

- - Cheap Justice Julia Roberts

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 11, 2021 01:05 PM (s2VJv)

585 No white wine mom is afraid they will end up living in a small dying town. Tucker has no idea what hes talking about. And why the fuck is anyone still watching Fauz News in the first place?
Posted by: RIP America at January 11, 2021 01:00 PM (Ku8S2)


This sounds like a trial balloon to see if they can foment any sort of animosity between social levels. It hasn't worked for the commies so far (as it has been a perfect cudgel in China and other countries with a caste system) so they've got to go with race. But, once whitey is the minority, what's left? Most people have no idea where middle class divides, and it's really a state-by-state thing. Fuck fox.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 11, 2021 01:05 PM (L8ADy)

586 556 Parler sues Amazon, alleging anti-trust, breach of contract. They are seeking a court order forcing AWS to re-instate Parler. https://tinyurl.com/y3qsgmne
Posted by: Revenant at January 11, 2021 01:02 PM (T4RS9)

==========

The DOJ that was Trump's bosom buddy will surely get right on this.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at January 11, 2021 01:05 PM (LvTSG)

587 574 We need to stay focused on the real issue: election fraud. All this hysteria is just to distract us from talking about election fraud.
-------------
They are busy destroying evidence. You are not allowed an audit of elections deplorables!!

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 11, 2021 01:05 PM (vQJZv)

588 Yeah I mean you can use a POD service like Lulu for each copy but it
would drive prices up and add a couple weeks delay every time.

Maybe offer that choice to your customers and explain that in taking this option they are refusing to support an evil POS like Jeff Bezos.

Posted by: Mookie at January 11, 2021 01:05 PM (u+Y3T)

589 How do you attack a Virtual Inauguration?
Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2021 12:59 PM (sWH4P)


Think of the sex scene between Stallone and Bullock in Demolition Man.

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 11, 2021 01:05 PM (Zz0t1)

590 >>>NOT safe for work....

Posted by: fixerupper

>Bravo! The pearl necklace is a nice touch.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at January 11, 2021 01:05 PM (WOYcU)

591 Captain Morgan > Captain Crunch > Captain and Tennille >Captain Planet> Captain Ed
Posted by: Stu Podaso

Captain Kangaroo for the win.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 11, 2021 01:05 PM (HN0N1)

592 I say this as someone in that group that hears this shit all the time.
Posted by: RIP America

That's funny. I am of the 'lower orders', and I wish I could relay how we don't give a rip what you (fancy folk, in general) think of us.

Honestly.

Most of us just live our lives, and don't pay much attention to you all.

Frankly, when we DO look, it seems as though a lot of the 'upper-class' folk are awfully anxious and frightened. That's a sad way to live. Living simply has its distinct benefits.

Posted by: lizabth at January 11, 2021 01:05 PM (L3Rsz)

593 Is this the triple conjunction? Too many trees for me to see Mercury.

Trivia: what's the closest planet to the Earth? On average, it's Mercury. Think about it...

Posted by: t-bird at January 11, 2021 12:18 PM (CTJwJ)



Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn. But they're trailing the sunrise tomorrow morning, so I don't see how the conjunction would be visible in any practical sense.

You'd have been better off looking for it just before dinner yesterday.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at January 11, 2021 01:06 PM (ZSK0i)

594 What Inauguration are you people talking about?

Didn't Biden announce a Virtual Inauguration and a Virtual Parade?
________________

You don't think all those lefty assholes who stole the election are going to be satisfied with "virtual" celebration parties, do you?
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 11, 2021 01:00 PM (k4dH2)

CDC just called and said due to the exuberant joy of lefties, the Covids CANNOT be spread during the inauguration celebration.

Everyone gets a Covid day pass!

Well, not you, but they do.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2021 01:06 PM (oQ94s)

595 Same people believe right wing militias plan to attack the Inaugural.

........



Led by that guy in a Viking costume.


These claims about the need to protect the Capitol sound very much like a certain Austrian's claims that he needed to defend the Germans in the Sudetenland.

Posted by: pep at January 11, 2021 01:06 PM (v16oJ)

596 Michael Yon says there were agent provocateurs.

I want to know who was breaking the windows. In the one video there is a guy with what appears to be a motorcycle helmet busting the glass right in front of the two guards. Who is he?

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at January 11, 2021 01:06 PM (LWu6U)

597
>Bravo! The pearl necklace is a nice touch.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at January 11, 2021 01:05 PM (WOYcU)


I did NOT give it to her.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at January 11, 2021 01:06 PM (Zz0t1)

598 George Wallace said the same thing.
I was raised in Alabama during the Wallace years and recall that quote well. It goes sorta like, "You can throw all the politicians in a bag and shake them out. There won't be a dime's worth of difference between them." He was right; each and every one of them is a corrupt psycho who will do anything to sate their fetish for power. The more people they can dominate, subjugate and make miserable, the better their power orgasm becomes. #WASTF

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Wi Fuct at January 11, 2021 01:06 PM (HaL55)

599 Didn't Drudge sell his site? Or was that fake news?
Posted by: McLurkerson at January 11, 2021 01:04 PM (Ynlay)


It is fake news. Drudge is still in full control of it. Just makes people feel better to think he didn't turn. There's been a few videos about this. And, he did just tweet a couple of months ago (first time in ages) some anti-Trump screed. Attention whore.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 11, 2021 01:06 PM (L8ADy)

600 Led by that guy in a Viking costume.

Posted by: wth at January 11, 2021 01:03 PM (v0R5T)

Someone told me that dude was a QAnon. Someone else told me he was Antifa. Whoever he was, he was letting his freak flag fly proudly. I haven't seen any reports that he destroyed a damn thing though so...

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at January 11, 2021 01:07 PM (946rW)

601 Eh. Be not afraid. . Freedom and Liberty Forever!

Posted by: mrp at January 11, 2021 01:07 PM (Pqytn)

602 Captain Morgan > Captain Fantastic > Captain Crunch > Captain and Tennille >Captain Planet > Captain Trips > Captain Shitstain, the World's Smelliest Superhero > Captain Ahab > Captain Ed

Posted by: Stu Podaso at January 11, 2021 01:07 PM (msJV8)

603 Parler sues Amazon, alleging anti-trust, breach of contract.

I think they have a good case for breach of contract, but they're up against a juggernaut and they often win no matter what the law says.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2021 01:07 PM (KZzsI)

604 I'm not a Republican either. I'm a libertarian-leaning conservative.

Posted by: Guzalot at January 11, 2021 01:07 PM (Rz36l)

605 Frankly, when we DO look, it seems as though a lot of the 'upper-class' folk are awfully anxious and frightened. That's a sad way to live. Living simply has its distinct benefits.

Posted by: lizabth at January 11, 2021 01:05 PM (L3Rsz)

Most "upper class" people don't really belong there, they are just the children of people who did. See Hunter Biden.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 11, 2021 01:07 PM (xfb67)

606 So it's Charlottesville, times 10,000,000.

It's such a pathetic, degraded civil society. Ignorant, and not very bright populace, completely farcical "institutions", and few people with character in key positions.

C'ville, operationally, was much worse. Stupid evil govt. types (governor, mayor, police chief) allowed/enabled a bad situation, while snuffing out the rights and security of the only legitimate (small) group of people involved.

"Press" and the rest of superstructure lied wildly, like post-1933 Germany, about events, demonizing the victims.

But I do have to admit, the civil rights investigation Sessions promised that very day was impressive, and cleared everything up.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 11, 2021 01:07 PM (OTzUX)

607 This sounds like a trial balloon to see if they can foment any sort of animosity between social levels."""

Agree. I think this is exactly what's going on.

Posted by: lizabth at January 11, 2021 01:07 PM (L3Rsz)

608 How do you attack a Virtual Inauguration?
Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2021 12:59 PM (sWH4P)

Think of the sex scene between Stallone and Bullock in Demolition Man.
Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 11, 2021 01:05 PM (Zz0t1)


Whoda thunk, now Demolition Man is a documentary too.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2021 01:07 PM (oQ94s)

609 Is this the triple conjunction? Too many trees for me to see Mercury.


Conjunction junction, what's your function?

Posted by: Mookie at January 11, 2021 01:07 PM (u+Y3T)

610 Everyone thinks they are middle class. Rich and poor alike.

Posted by: RIP America at January 11, 2021 01:07 PM (Ku8S2)

611 Always trust content from Ace.

Posted by: Ace at 12:08 PM


It's very sad, in a way... We haven't been rickrolled in foevah.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 11, 2021 01:07 PM (F0YaR)

612 Captain Splatter > Captain Morgan > Captain Crunch > Captain and Tennille >Captain Planet> Captain Ed

Posted by: wth at January 11, 2021 01:08 PM (v0R5T)

613 Is this the triple conjunction? Too many trees for me to see Mercury.

Trivia: what's the closest planet to the Earth? On average, it's Mercury. Think about it...

Posted by: t-bird at January 11, 2021 12:18 PM (CTJwJ)


We just missed the alignment last night, but it's still close tonight. LOW SW sky though.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 11, 2021 01:08 PM (L8ADy)

614 >Bravo! The pearl necklace is a nice touch.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at January 11, 2021 01:05 PM (WOYcU)

I did NOT give it to her.
Posted by: Bill Clinton at January 11, 2021 01:06 PM (Zz0t1)

------

*fistbump*

Posted by: Bill Hubble at January 11, 2021 01:08 PM (8XRCm)

615 Tucker Carlson brilliantly pointed out that Upper Middle Class Whites HATE lower middle class and working class whites because they look like them and that's where they came from and that's where they may be going when things go tits-up......and that's what scares them.


Jesus this is retarded.
Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2021 12:51 PM (sWH4P)

It is. Women control and dominate the Upper Class social structure. Men have more power in the lower classes. Women always go with the strong leader. They instinctively know the State is propping up and backing up Diversity, Immigration, and White-White and Anti Christian everything.
It is what it is. It is politically incorrect to say this, but you can't change biology and human nature. The State exploits it, our side should have been figuring out the same instead of reacting to everything or yelling hypocrisy.
Also Masculine Republic devolve into Feminine Democracy says some old white man thousands of years ago.

Posted by: Genocidal Flop Sweat at January 11, 2021 01:08 PM (ZqjOT)

616 This place just ain't the same since you lost Gabe Malor.

Posted by: Ed Morrisey at January 11, 2021 01:08 PM (sWM8x)

617 Has no one mentioned Captain EO?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at January 11, 2021 01:08 PM (LvTSG)

618 Someone told me that dude was a QAnon. Someone else told me he was Antifa.

He was Antifa, from the best info I've seen, with photographic evidence. But who knows these days.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2021 01:08 PM (KZzsI)

619
I think they have a good case for breach of contract, but they're up against a juggernaut and they often win no matter what the law says.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2021 01:07 PM (KZzsI)


As I was told going up against a big corporation once, their pockets are a lot deeper than mine.

Amazon will tie it up for YEARS because they can.

Parler will go bankrupt fighting them.

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 11, 2021 01:08 PM (Zz0t1)

620 Didn't Drudge sell his site? Or was that fake news?
Posted by: McLurkerson at January 11, 2021 01:04 PM

Site, soul. Dang autocorrect.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist (bofa/deez) at January 11, 2021 01:08 PM (OssQ4)

621 We need the Moron Party. The ACE party.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 11, 2021 12:59 PM


The Standing at the Back Not Wearing Pants and Looking Pantless Party?

It could work.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 11, 2021 01:08 PM (ejd/p)

622 Just got membership at bitchute. I think a lot of my fave Youtube peeps are all gonna be there soon.

Posted by: exdem13 at January 11, 2021 01:09 PM (W+kMI)

623 Front page of Breitbart banks joining the uppersoning campaign. We're moving fast towards fascism now.

Posted by: mikethemoose at January 11, 2021 01:09 PM (Y6UV7)

624 See Hunter Biden.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe

Perfect example. The Bidens are 'organically' more 'lower class' than I (and many other folks) could ever dream of being.

Posted by: lizabth at January 11, 2021 01:09 PM (L3Rsz)

625 ------

*fistbump*
Posted by: Bill Hubble at January 11, 2021 01:08 PM (8XRCm)


I'm still waiting for you to come claim your kid......

Posted by: Bill Clinton at January 11, 2021 01:09 PM (Zz0t1)

626 Right Side Broadcasting: Trump to "possibly" speak this afternoon.

https://youtu.be/c_WNI43s3ds

(set reminder)

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 11, 2021 01:09 PM (L8ADy)

627 It's a shame, I like Ed as a person, but yes, he's a moderate dem who clung to his religion, nothing more.

Posted by: Turnout Man at January 11, 2021 01:09 PM (7CyhL)

628 561 As the Empress has pointed out, Democrat activists set off a bomb inside
the Senate in 1983 hoping to kill Republican Senators. That's rather
more serious than what happened last week.
--------
And Nadler got the slut a presidential pardon and she now runs a BLM office in, IIRC, NYC.
Posted by: andycanuck at January 11, 2021 01:02 PM (ab0zp)

Puerto Rican terrorists attacked the Capitol in 1954, too

Posted by: josephistan at January 11, 2021 01:10 PM (Izzlo)

629 The full PR machine is in action trying to make the 6th rally uncool and icky so everyone stampedes away from it and nobody tries it again. Just look at how people even here are talking about it, like it was bad to walk into the capitol building and remind the politicians who they supposedly work for.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2021 01:10 PM (KZzsI)

630 >>I don't think it was at all about money, and if it was, it blew up big time as his site has crashed and burned in terms of viewership.



Allegedly there was a business deal about a year ago where Drudge switched to a google-owned ad provider, and as part of the deal, they also bought his dad's site. Since then, it's been rumored that Drudge it not really running it anymore, just coasting an allowing his team to post content that better conforms to his add-provider. Drudge has not commented and I've seen speculation that part of the business deal was he keeps quiet.

This was discussed online months ago, so I cannot remember where I read it (it was twitter), so if you can find a more accurate description of what transpired when the tone of the Drudge Report changed, please share.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 11, 2021 01:10 PM (bDqIh)

631
*fistbump*
Posted by: Bill Hubble at January 11, 2021 01:08 PM (8XRCm)

I'm still waiting for you to come claim your kid......
Posted by: Bill Clinton at January 11, 2021 01:09 PM (Zz0t1)

-----

..... well. I'm dead. Sooooo......

Posted by: Bill Hubble at January 11, 2021 01:10 PM (8XRCm)

632 600 Led by that guy in a Viking costume.

Posted by: wth at January 11, 2021 01:03 PM (v0R5T)

Someone told me that dude was a QAnon. Someone else told me he was Antifa. Whoever he was, he was letting his freak flag fly proudly. I haven't seen any reports that he destroyed a damn thing though so...
------------------
He was ID'd as the son of a NYC Judge. Mostovic? Jewish too.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 11, 2021 01:10 PM (vQJZv)

633 Well I'm not a Repuke anymore either. Tired of being Lucy'd by them. Hoping that true conservatives in sizeable #s will either take over the green party "We need tariffs to discourage imports from China, they are killing our planet" or the Constitution Party.

I tried to engage with the Rs, going to caucus events and such, but the beltway types have proven immune to efforts to make them represent their voters.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at January 11, 2021 01:10 PM (Aashi)

634 Big ego Ed evidently thinks this is big news and a big surprise. It's only a surprise to people not paying attention or too dumb to read with comprehension for the last 4+ years.

Posted by: Jack Hogan at January 11, 2021 01:10 PM (ofjQa)

635 'Cuz hot dogs are what's for dinner. And beans if you know someone.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 11, 2021 01:05 PM (sy5kK)

Them walking scarecrows in Denver would kill for a mouthful of beans. - Col Andy Tanner

Posted by: Count de Monet in exile at his Fortress of Solitude at January 11, 2021 01:10 PM (4I/2K)

636 >>> 525 Pelosi says staff hid under table for hours.
Posted by: wth at January 11, 2021 12:58 PM (v0R5T)


It's true it's true!

Posted by: Kamala, under the table and dreaming of willie at January 11, 2021 01:10 PM (l6b3d)

637 The past week keeps reminding me of the Simpsons episode where Homer and Bart get leprosy. Lots of pointing fingers and shouts of UNCLEAN! UNCLEAN! towards Trump and his supporters. We're all lepers now.

Posted by: JuJuBee at January 11, 2021 01:10 PM (mNhhD)

638 I would have called Parler "Meowist," because cats eat gay little birds who go "tweet, tweet tweet."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 11, 2021 01:10 PM (Bvn1K)

639 Something I'm really tired of in my industry: the use of "architect" as a verb. As in, "we architected a new system."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 11, 2021 01:11 PM (UZVEt)

640 Sorry, redbanzai, I understated the troop levels. There will be two divisions of troops on the ground. Over 16000 troops.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado -tempore belli!) at January 11, 2021 01:04 PM (N3El/)

For a march that is supposed to happen in 8 days? Color me skeptical that that is why they are there.
I understand your point about the 20th but, counterpoint, we have the right to peacefully protest whether troops are there or not. I know that there is a space between can do and should do but, whether on the 20th or some other time, we lose strength if they drive us to irresolution.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at January 11, 2021 01:11 PM (946rW)

641
-----

..... well. I'm dead. Sooooo......
Posted by: Bill Hubble at January 11, 2021 01:10 PM (8XRCm)


If you can still vote, you can still claim responsibility.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at January 11, 2021 01:11 PM (Zz0t1)

642 We need to stay focused on the real issue: election fraud.

That ship has sailed! Ahoy to my Asian overlords!

Posted by: Little Admiral Kristol at January 11, 2021 01:11 PM (W4eKo)

643 What is upper middle class for everyone here? It is a term people throw around but hard to define. $100k a year is poverty in San Francisco but living pretty well in rural Kansas. It is really hard to define.

Posted by: RIP America at January 11, 2021 01:11 PM (Ku8S2)

644 Captain Splatter > Captain Morgan > Captain Crunch > Captain and Tennille >Captain Planet> Captain Ed
Posted by: wth at January 11, 2021 01:08 PM


What? No love for me?

Posted by: Captain Caveman at January 11, 2021 01:11 PM (ejd/p)

645 I suspect a bunch of us are no longer republican but in the other direction. Fuck the uniparty. I have as much contempt for the squishy gope and the rinos as i do for the democrats. More even because the uniparty fuckwits have no principles other than themfucking selves.
I also suspect the left uniparty fuckwits will overplay their hands.

Dangerous times indeed.

Posted by: USNtakim deplorable still. at January 11, 2021 01:11 PM (0OmEj)

646 We need the Moron Party. The ACE party.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 11, 2021 12:59 PM

The Standing at the Back Not Wearing Pants and Looking Pantless Party?

It could work.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 11, 2021 01:08 PM (ejd/p)


Building Boobies Better.

Valu-Rite in every cabinet, and a hobo on every grill.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 11, 2021 01:11 PM (L8ADy)

647 2008 and 2012 ... Man, that's when we picked Real Republicans for the White House. /s

Posted by: mrp at January 11, 2021 01:12 PM (Pqytn)

648 As a friend of mine always said "Joke'em if they can't take a f**k!"

Posted by: FS - BR549 at January 11, 2021 01:12 PM (sZJV3)

649 They're adding servers.
------
*Spock Eyebrow*
~ Jeff Bezos
Posted by: fixerupper at January 11, 2021 12:27 PM (8XRCm)

They got kicked off AWS quite some time ago. They own their own hardware now. The latest ploy is companies saying they won't sell them any additional servers.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at January 11, 2021 01:12 PM (ExV1e)

650 CDC just called and said due to the exuberant joy of lefties, the Covids CANNOT be spread during the inauguration celebration.

Everyone gets a Covid day pass!
______________

Makes sense, because here in Pima Co., AZ, where we have a mandatory curfew, covid is not able to infect people between the hours of 5:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., but after 10 you'd better be locked in your house or it'll surely kill you!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 11, 2021 01:12 PM (k4dH2)

651 The 'rub' really IS in how you define 'class'.

Education used to be big in the equation, but with the stupidity of Big Ed now, that's not necessarily the case any longer.

Posted by: lizabth at January 11, 2021 01:12 PM (L3Rsz)

652 556 Parler sues Amazon, alleging anti-trust, breach of contract. They are seeking a court order forcing AWS to re-instate Parler. https://tinyurl.com/y3qsgmne
Posted by: Revenant at January 11, 2021 01:02 PM (T4RS9)

This move proves Parler knows they are fucked. I'm sure they are grifting off this somehow. Be sure to donate to their legal fund.
Why aren't they using their Sheldon Aldelson's Billions to buy their own infrastructure like the middle class guys at GAB? Serious Question

Posted by: Genocidal Flop Sweat at January 11, 2021 01:12 PM (ZqjOT)

653 The Standing at the Back Not Wearing Pants and Looking Pantless Party?

It could work.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 11, 2021 01:08 PM (ejd/p)

Building Boobies Better.

Valu-Rite in every cabinet, and a hobo on every grill.
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 11, 2021 01:11 PM (L8ADy)


The "All Chaps are Assless" party.

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 11, 2021 01:12 PM (Zz0t1)

654 Great riff on that softy cuck Morrisey.

Posted by: Truth-Seeker at January 11, 2021 01:12 PM (hb4+V)

655 Whois Redstate info:
https://www.whois.com/whois/redstate.com

Yep, they're Salem.

Controlled Opposition, hack frauds.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at January 11, 2021 01:12 PM (uxJPn)

656 Everyone knows the "Politics is downstream of culture" line, but apparently no one really takes it heart. The social/societal pressure on upper middle class and upper middle class wannabes to be liberal/progressive is intense. To be remain a conservative in the face of such pressure almost has to result from something like an evolutionary maladaptive personality flaw.

Posted by: All Just Part of the Plan at January 11, 2021 01:12 PM (dYe5S)

657
The difference between current day GOPe Repubs and the Democrats are like the hookers who insist on using a condom versus bare.

The underlying morality is identical.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 11, 2021 01:12 PM (sy5kK)

658 It is. Women control and dominate the Upper Class social structure. Men have more power in the lower classes. Women always go with the strong leader. They instinctively know the State is propping up and backing up Diversity, Immigration, and White-White and Anti Christian everything.
It is what it is. It is politically incorrect to say this, but you can't change biology and human nature. The State exploits it, our side should have been figuring out the same instead of reacting to everything or yelling hypocrisy.
Also Masculine Republic devolve into Feminine Democracy says some old white man thousands of years ago.
Posted by: Genocidal Flop Sweat at January 11, 2021 01:08 PM (ZqjOT)

Here, I'm just gonna say it. One of the reasons Epstein and Co. were so successful is because too many of these Low T "elites" are so dominated by adult women, they resort to little girls as a way to feel powerful and manly again.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2021 01:12 PM (oQ94s)

659 It's a shame, I like Ed as a person, but yes, he's a moderate dem who clung to his religion, nothing more.
Posted by: Turnout Man at January 11, 2021 01:09 PM (7CyhL)


Yeah, clung to his religion and embraced the party of death. I don't think it will turn out for him the way he thinks it will.

Posted by: DR.WTF at January 11, 2021 01:12 PM (AiZBA)

660 Front page of Breitbart banks joining the uppersoning campaign. We're moving fast towards fascism now.
Posted by: mikethemoose at January 11, 2021 01:09 PM (Y6UV7)

Slowly, then suddenly. We are rapidly approaching being Europe in the 1930s.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado -tempore belli!) at January 11, 2021 01:13 PM (N3El/)

661 I haven't considered Ed Morrisey or Hot Air a source of any useful information in years. You could read the source of their headlines to see that.

Posted by: DanMan at January 11, 2021 01:13 PM (RusNE)

662 495 I really do wish people would reconsider bailing on Amazon at least until a viable platform for you to get books from people like me can be found

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2021 12:45 PM (KZzsI)

How long do you think Amazon is going to allow you to sell your books?

Posted by: kbdabear at January 11, 2021 01:13 PM (qAR6u)

663 NOOD Accusations fly!

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 11, 2021 01:13 PM (L8ADy)

664 If you can still vote, you can still claim responsibility.
Posted by: Bill Clinton at January 11, 2021 01:11 PM (Zz0t1)

------
https://tinyurl.com/y23b4se6

There is NO family resemblence. NONE!!!

Posted by: Bill Hubble at January 11, 2021 01:13 PM (8XRCm)

665 one thing i don't understand is why RedState, which is also a salem property, is allowed to be pretty based.

Or is it a salem property? Am I wrong about that?
Posted by: ace at January 11, 2021 01:01 PM (5+1A/)


It's a Salem property, as is Townhall, Twitchy, and Bad Gas. Also Bearing Arms iirc.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 11, 2021 01:13 PM (F0YaR)

666 What is upper middle class for everyone here? It is a
term people throw around but hard to define. $100k a year is poverty in
San Francisco but living pretty well in rural Kansas. It is really hard
to define.

Posted by: RIP America at January 11, 2021 01:11 PM (Ku8S2)

Ask Karl Marx - The communist manifesto came up with classes of people. Capitalism never instituted a class system.

Posted by: Archer at January 11, 2021 01:13 PM (gmo/4)

667 Thanks Ace. Would've missed this as I tend to ignore most of the garbage at Hot Gas now as it's all TDS with the exception of Karen (go figure) and the poorly written Sexton article.

That he is so full of himself is hilarious. Reminds me of a few other sites I used to regularly visit that were broken by Trump because he won't play by their loser rules.

Posted by: NJRob at January 11, 2021 01:13 PM (Ce7wD)

668 >>The Standing at the Back Not Wearing Pants and Looking Pantless Party?


Nobody in Assless Chaps is gonna volunteer to stand in front, that's for sure.

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2021 01:13 PM (DkhlF)

669 >Parler sues Amazon

Lulz, no standing. Beside, Good and Plenty Clause.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at January 11, 2021 01:13 PM (poEUH)

670 Are they using 640k? Nobody should need more than 640k.
Posted by: Bill Gates - Absolute Fucking Visionary at January 11, 2021 12:28 PM (9Fwwf)

Bill Gates is a shithead but it was the head of IBM who said that, not him.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at January 11, 2021 01:13 PM (ExV1e)

671 Something I'm really tired of in my industry: the use of "architect" as a verb. As in, "we architected a new system."
Why? It's a very impactful word.

Posted by: pep at January 11, 2021 01:13 PM (v16oJ)

672 Hahaha -- Rush was just talking about McConnell, and he referred to him as "Cocaine Mitch". Someone off-mic (Bo Snerdley?) said something, and Rush said "that's what the bloggers call him. I'm not sure why".

Posted by: Doof at January 11, 2021 01:14 PM (mZUr4)

673 sniffybigtoe is correct (he's not named Johnson, but still).

The only "issue" here is the integrity of the election system - well, thanks to this astonishing display we've seen, the integrity of everything connected to it.

State legislatures - biggest failures
Judiciary - very close runner-up
Congress - characteristic failure, par for the course for decades

Though one cannot ignore the stupefying transformation of the media-sphere into, literally, a 1930s-Germany type landscape - not direct control, not even always active censorship, because *not necessary*. And of course the degradation of the populace, that sits by for the collapse of the constitution, AND largely absorbs the crap being fed to them.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 11, 2021 01:14 PM (OTzUX)

674 I thought it was Mabe Galore??

Posted by: andycanuck at January 11, 2021 01:14 PM (ab0zp)

675 On TV news, there is actually no news any more.
It is just the daily Democrat Globalist CCP party agenda.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 11, 2021 01:14 PM (sy5kK)

676 Stop visiting his site long ago. He became a shill for the liberals. Thinly veiled as a "conservative blogger" like they just wanted to be invited to the cool kids partys.

Posted by: Indian Outlaw at January 11, 2021 01:14 PM (UU+cx)

677 The 'rub' really IS in how you define 'class'.

Education used to be big in the equation, but with the stupidity of Big Ed now, that's not necessarily the case any longer.
Posted by: lizabth at January 11, 2021 01:12 PM


Money and worthless credentials from the right schools.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 11, 2021 01:14 PM (ejd/p)

678 574 We need to stay focused on the real issue: election fraud. All this hysteria is just to distract us from talking about election fraud.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 11, 2021 01:04 PM (xfb67)


It's all connected. Everything. And the only people that could stop it surrendered unconditionally.

There's very few anchors to the American ideal left anymore.

Posted by: Justsayin' at January 11, 2021 01:14 PM (Fs5vw)

679 Banks no longer donating to politicians is a bad thing?

Posted by: RIP America at January 11, 2021 01:15 PM (Ku8S2)

680 How long do you think Amazon is going to allow you to sell your books?

I'm uncertain on that, but until they say no, its still better than me trying to do it on my own. Bu I think pretty much everyone here who was likely to buy one has anyway so whatever.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2021 01:15 PM (KZzsI)

681 Something I'm really tired of in my industry: the use of "architect" as a verb. As in, "we architected a new system."
Why? It's a very impactful word.
Posted by: pep at January 11, 2021 01:13 PM (v16oJ)

Much synergy. Very forward thinking.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado -tempore belli!) at January 11, 2021 01:15 PM (N3El/)

682 This place just ain't the same since you lost Gabe Malor.
Posted by: Ed Morrisey at January 11, 2021 01:08 PM (sWM8x)


This is why the Horde is the best.

Posted by: Captain Hate at January 11, 2021 01:15 PM (y7DUB)

683 The long game to outlaw being actually right wing is reaching the end stage...

Posted by: steevy at January 11, 2021 01:15 PM (wgghp)

684 So I ordered a "Trump Won" bumper sticker, but now I've had a change of heart. We're not getting out of this, so I want one that says "I've Got My Mind Right, Boss."

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at January 11, 2021 01:15 PM (sWM8x)

685 Ask Karl Marx - The communist manifesto came up with classes of people. Capitalism never instituted a class system.
------------------
This is true. Feudalism did have a defined class system. Marx merely created new words for slave, serf, yoeman, commander and master.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 11, 2021 01:15 PM (vQJZv)

686 Something I'm really tired of in my industry: the use of "architect" as a verb. As in, "we architected a new system."
Why? It's a very impactful word.
Posted by: pep at January 11, 2021 01:13 PM (v16oJ)
++++
:: rageface ::

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 11, 2021 01:15 PM (UZVEt)

687 Good he goes on the enemies list....

Posted by: bob at January 11, 2021 01:16 PM (D2wY0)

688 Something I'm really tired of in my industry: the use of "architect" as a verb. As in, "we architected a new system."


Why? It's a very impactful word.



I think we should all utilize it

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2021 01:16 PM (KZzsI)

689 On TV news, there is actually no news any more.
It is just the daily Democrat Globalist CCP party agenda.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 11, 2021 01:14 PM


No truth in Pravda, no news in Izvestia, fake news in NYT.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 11, 2021 01:16 PM (ejd/p)

690 Trump still has a movement 80 million strong. They need to kill it. Silence it. Bury it. That's what you are watching in real time.

Posted by: ... at January 11, 2021 01:16 PM (uEbPt)

691 Last night in a radio interview with Breitbart Dershowitz said that the Law students at Harvard have submitted a petition to have Trump impeached. He is appalled and said the reason we have law students and subsequently lawyers who do not support the Bill of Rights is because the students now run colleges via colleges emphasis on student evaluations of profs. That is what is used to promote and give tenure. So the profs do not teach anymore they simply agree with whatever students say in order to get good evaluations.

Posted by: Jen the original at January 11, 2021 01:16 PM (Sx5OE)

692 >The full PR machine is in action trying to make the 6th rally uncool and icky so everyone stampedes away from it and nobody tries it again. Just look at how people even here are talking about it, like it was bad to walk into the capitol building and remind the politicians who they supposedly work for.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2021 01:10 PM (KZzsI)

You're right. Even a disturbing number of those on our side buy into the left's framing. Y'all have to break free of those mental chains. We're going to have to be transgressive, which I know is hard for a lot of natural conservatives.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at January 11, 2021 01:16 PM (poEUH)

693 556 Parler sues Amazon, alleging anti-trust, breach of contract. They are seeking a court order forcing AWS to re-instate Parler. https://tinyurl.com/y3qsgmne
Posted by: Revenant at January 11, 2021 01:02 PM (T4RS9)

Lack of standing. Case dismissed.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 11, 2021 01:16 PM (4tiP2)

694
We just missed the alignment last night, but it's still close tonight. LOW SW sky though.
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead


They are still together and are an evening sky phenomenon. Venus and the waning crescent Moon are a morning sky phenomenon.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 11, 2021 01:17 PM (pNxlR)

695 273 6000+ National Guardsmen sent to DC

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y25749kl
Posted by: m at January 11, 2021 12:35 PM (QTJS/)

About 7 months late.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 11, 2021 01:17 PM (sy5kK)

696 693. A sort of joke but I have been thinking about what happens if they remove any chance for conservatives to seek remedy from the courts....you know, like they just did over the election...

Posted by: steevy at January 11, 2021 01:18 PM (wgghp)

697 Something I'm really tired of in my industry: the use of "architect" as a verb. As in, "we architected a new system."


Why? It's a very impactful word.


I think we should all utilize it
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2021 01:16 PM


First, imma build me a sammich with layers of flavors.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 11, 2021 01:18 PM (ejd/p)

698 Captain Bligh's Breadfruit trees > Captain Ed

Posted by: John Roberts, Esq. at January 11, 2021 01:18 PM (xxG/v)

699
Bert,

I know it's funny that Congress doesn't do shit that is their job but it is their job.

They are useless but if not them who?

This stuff is complicated and doesn't settle out from the usual market pressures.

We can't fire them anymore but that's been true of most of the government for a while now.

Posted by: pawn at January 11, 2021 01:18 PM (Cfk8j)

700 On TV news, there is actually no news any more.
It is just the daily Democrat Globalist CCP party agenda.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 11, 2021 01:14 PM (sy5kK)

Watching the same exact totally fake American news get "reported" (with the real news ignored) on British television four years ago was a giant clue as to what's going on.

Posted by: ... at January 11, 2021 01:18 PM (uEbPt)

701 Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery
None but ourselves can free our minds

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2021 01:18 PM (KZzsI)

702 Front page of Breitbart banks joining the uppersoning campaign. We're moving fast towards fascism now.

Posted by: mikethemoose at January 11, 2021 01:09 PM (Y6UV7)



Slowly, then suddenly. We are rapidly approaching being Europe in the 1930s.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado -tempore belli!) at January 11, 2021 01:13 PM (N3El/)


I fucking hate when I am right even when I sound like a paranoid crackpot as to myself as the words coming out of my mouth. I have been calling everyone I know and telling them to pull all funds out of the bank that they did not absolutely need to leave there. People, get your money out now. Inflation may make it worthless in short order but bank freezes and seizure will make it as if it never existed in the first place.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at January 11, 2021 01:19 PM (946rW)

703 We're going to have to be transgressive, which I know is hard for a lot of natural conservatives.
Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at January 11, 2021 01:16 PM (poEUH


I am NOT putting on a dress.

Posted by: Justsayin' at January 11, 2021 01:20 PM (Fs5vw)

704 690 Trump still has a movement 80 million strong. They need to kill it. Silence it. Bury it. That's what you are watching in real time.
----------------
Yep. Or else they have to have another Plague event to insure Mail In Ballots.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 11, 2021 01:20 PM (vQJZv)

705 I architected some sex this weekend.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 11, 2021 01:21 PM (vQJZv)

706 Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery
None but ourselves can free our minds
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2021 01:18 PM


Ya, mon.

*lights huge doobie*

*shoots sheriff*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 11, 2021 01:21 PM (ejd/p)

707 Just go shopping for food, we're being hammered with inflation already. Its going to go pear-shaped in a hurry with Kamala in charge.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2021 01:21 PM (KZzsI)

708 452 >> Tucker Carlson brilliantly pointed out that Upper Middle Class Whites HATE lower middle class and working class whites because they look like them and that's where they came from and that's where they may be going when things go tits-up......and that's what scares them.
Jesus this is retarded.
=======
As someone whose grandfathers and grandmothers could be termed "blue collar" in their employment and did alright for themselves without living down to the pejorative image pushed by Hollywood and Madison Avenue... I'm all too familiar with this attitude. My own mother reflects it, being embarrassed about her Appalachian heritage. It's nothing to be ashamed of; working hard for a living at a trade and living the simple life is nothing to feel bad about. It's life in the Shire, real time. But the supposed "party of the people" threw the working people under the bus in the Nineties, in favor of illegal aliens. It was a nice handshake with the Country Club GOPe, who were also willing to put the knife in to escape Democrat regulations by exporting businesses instead of winning elections and making proper legislation.

Posted by: exdem13 at January 11, 2021 01:21 PM (W+kMI)

709
I fucking hate when I am right even when I sound like a paranoid crackpot as to myself as the words coming out of my mouth. I have been calling everyone I know and telling them to pull all funds out of the bank that they did not absolutely need to leave there. People, get your money out now. Inflation may make it worthless in short order but bank freezes and seizure will make it as if it never existed in the first place.
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at January 11, 2021 01:19 PM (946rW)


So where do we put all that cash?

Posted by: Justsayin' at January 11, 2021 01:21 PM (Fs5vw)

710 Drudge sold his Website, and the Day Malkin left Hot Gas is the day it went down hill.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 11, 2021 01:21 PM (NXQ8S)

711 I architected some sex this weekend.
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 11, 2021 01:21 PM


Fucking up the blueprints. Not the same thing.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 11, 2021 01:22 PM (ejd/p)

712 I expected you all to leave out Poirot's Captain Hastings,

But you even left off billy Joel's Captain Jack. And you call yourselves morons?

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at January 11, 2021 01:22 PM (LWu6U)

713 Just go shopping for food, we're being hammered with
inflation already. Its going to go pear-shaped in a hurry with Kamala
in charge.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2021 01:21 PM (KZzsI)

CRT, this is happening all at once way quicker than that.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at January 11, 2021 01:23 PM (946rW)

714 Still waiting for a lot more of this from the Salem Communications people and Powerline. At least Ed has become honest.

Posted by: CrazyJoeand at January 11, 2021 01:23 PM (7uUvX)

715 I eat heartily from the Ace table of contents

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at January 11, 2021 01:23 PM (YboWf)

716
Today's laugh riot (via Breitbart):

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has criticised the banning of the Twitter account of U.S. President Donald J. Trump, stating that she has concerns over freedom of expression.


Sure, Angie -- we've COMPLETELY FORGOTTEN your little tete-a-tete with Zuckerberg about suppressing "questionable" speech.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 11, 2021 01:24 PM (pNxlR)

717 I remember when Kilgore Trout came in late one night to Hot Air and smeared feces all over the walls (figuratively).

Ed scolded the regular commenters over it. That is my lasting impression of doughboy.

Posted by: fluffy at January 11, 2021 01:24 PM (UnQlg)

718 Hubbymayhem deleted Amazon from our lives on Saturday. Facebook went too.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 11, 2021 01:24 PM (Vxu+H)

719 701 Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery
None but ourselves can free our minds
---
I'm Quato and I endorse this message.

Posted by: Quato at January 11, 2021 01:25 PM (sWM8x)

720 omg I just googled what he looks like

Yikes. If I looked like that I too would join the victim coalition.

How about we have a political party for guys who got laid in highschool? Would fix a lot of the problems.

Posted by: Dr. DJ3Way at January 11, 2021 01:26 PM (bhPL1)

721 Frightened puffy neocon resigns, hopes it will save him from the gulag.
Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at January 11, 2021 12:50 PM (7t3zy)

The left needs their scalps, and his will suit as well as any. It isn't like they know his writings or a true cons, having never read either.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 11, 2021 01:27 PM (eoQWY)

722 I'm generally appalled at the lack of the self-indulgence for freedom by a majority of the USA. The brainwashing and gobmint hand-holding has left a freedom-less mindset to play out with no expiration date. I suspect that the success of Americans overall resulting in comfort has numbed the last couple of generations into thinking comfort 'just happens' and that there will be no ongoing struggle to reaffirm freedom for the future. And here we are.

Posted by: Robert17 at January 11, 2021 01:27 PM (uGI6p)

723
I remember when Kilgore Trout came in late one night to Hot Air and smeared feces all over the walls (figuratively).

Ed scolded the regular commenters over it. That is my lasting impression of doughboy.
Posted by: fluffy


Yep. I was there, too. Talk about deflecting and a shithead move - we commenters had no means to do anything about it.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 11, 2021 01:27 PM (pNxlR)

724 So where do we put all that cash?

Posted by: Justsayin' at January 11, 2021 01:21 PM (Fs5vw)

Somewhere not a bank. If inflation starts ramping up, you will be in the position of all people in a hyper-inflationary state, they got really used to buying commercial goods in the morning and selling/returning them in the evening for the higher price they cost at that point.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at January 11, 2021 01:27 PM (946rW)

725
How about we have a political party for guys who got laid in highschool? Would fix a lot of the problems.
Posted by: Dr. DJ3Way


The "GotSome" Party.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 11, 2021 01:28 PM (pNxlR)

726 Somewhere not a bank. If inflation starts ramping up, you will be in the position of all people in a hyper-inflationary state, they got really used to buying commercial goods in the morning and selling/returning them in the evening for the higher price they cost at that point.

---

Just refinanced the house at 2.25%, pulled out the equity and put it in stocks. If inflation happens, hoping stick prices rise to keep up.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at January 11, 2021 01:30 PM (YboWf)

727 I am surprised anyone who considers themselves to be right leaning still goes to HotAir. Sadly this stupid shit has even affected Instapundit, Glen is great but some of his guest bloggers have sure had some fainting couch related issues.

Posted by: Drew in MO at January 11, 2021 01:31 PM (cGlgB)

728
In other words, Ed Morrissey announced he'd rather be with the party of antifa.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at January 11, 2021 01:31 PM (NXStS)

729 Last night in a radio interview with Breitbart Dershowitz said that the Law students at Harvard have submitted a petition to have Trump impeached. He is appalled and said the reason we have law students and subsequently lawyers who do not support the Bill of Rights is because the students now run colleges via colleges emphasis on student evaluations of profs. That is what is used to promote and give tenure. So the profs do not teach anymore they simply agree with whatever students say in order to get good evaluations.
Posted by: Jen the original at January 11, 2021 01:16 PM (Sx5OE)

Nonsense, once you have tenure you would then be immune to those pressures. And most of the crap I hear out of Harvard isn't from untenured juniors, but by diversity hires that have a solid lock on their job and likely tenure.

The professors and admins are driving the wokeness, the robot foot soldiers of the students are just doing as they are told.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 11, 2021 01:32 PM (eoQWY)

730 If Malkin had stayed, both Ed and AP would have been cashiered ages ago. Jazz and Townsend were OK, but I gave up on HA. AP's presence disqualifies HA from being a conservative site - I honestly don't know what the guy is. He probably doesn't either.

Posted by: Sirius the Canine Pundit at January 11, 2021 01:34 PM (LBO1U)

731 I'm generally appalled at the lack of the self-indulgence for freedom by a majority of the USA. The brainwashing and gobmint hand-holding has left a freedom-less mindset to play out with no expiration date. I suspect that the success of Americans overall resulting in comfort has numbed the last couple of generations into thinking comfort 'just happens' and that there will be no ongoing struggle to reaffirm freedom for the future. And here we are.
Posted by: Robert17 at January 11, 2021 01:27 PM (uGI6p)

The collapse of all concept of history and objectivity and its replacement with emotion and groupthink. Does anyone even learn about the struggles we have had? The conventional wisdom now is that America, as whites, has always been a worldwide nuclear power.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 11, 2021 01:34 PM (eoQWY)

732 Thanks Oldcat good to get another perspective.

Posted by: Jen the original at January 11, 2021 01:36 PM (Sx5OE)

733 Morrissey is also a Left-O-Wacky "Catholic." Likely more Catholic than Biden/Pelosi, but that's not a high bar, is it?

Posted by: dad29 at January 11, 2021 01:36 PM (mzJmr)

734 Sarah Hoyt has a good, and rare, mid-day, post up at Instapundit.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at January 11, 2021 01:38 PM (946rW)

735 Ed is the Charles "LGF" Johnson of this election cycle

Posted by: Uncle Crunpty at January 11, 2021 01:41 PM (a4Ljn)

736 Is HotAir still a thing???

Posted by: Zed at January 11, 2021 01:41 PM (BDQo0)

737 Dammit, where'd I put the femto-violin.

Ed and Allandumpit were never conservatives, they were sock puppets. Any day now I'm sure we'll hear about them flying with epstein or touching interns or something.

Posted by: Silentbrick at January 11, 2021 01:41 PM (KXwAj)

738 Big deal. I haven't been a republican for decades. However, I am a proud conservative and I am proud to stand with Donald J. Trump. Biden is an illegitimate president.

Posted by: Locke Common at January 11, 2021 01:43 PM (Rlbqb)

739 On the bright side:
The long-term Lefties will now search years old postings, so they can cancel him.

Posted by: socalcon at January 11, 2021 01:44 PM (Roy2Z)

740 Wow. And to think of all the time I wasted over there during the Obama years.


I wonder what Michelle Malkin has to say ? She gave him and that cuck pundit their chance years ago.


Posted by: Mark at January 11, 2021 01:44 PM (1oWnj)

741 Ed. My living design model.

Posted by: Baron von Zeppelin at January 11, 2021 01:44 PM (BDQo0)

742 EXCERPT:

STAHL: "That was held up for eight months."
PELOSI: "Right. But that was their obstruction. Understand this."
STAHL: "Well, wait."
PELOSI: "Was their obstruction."
STAHL: "Yours too."
PELOSI: "Was their obstruction."
STAHL: "No, yours too. Takes two to -"
PELOSI: "No, it wasn't obstruction."
STAHL: "You held out for eight months."
PELOSI: "No, no. We held it up because there was no - no respect for our heroes, our - our state and local health care workers, police and fire, our first responders, our sanitation, transportation, food workers, our teachers, our teachers, our teachers. They would not go down that path."

Posted by: SMOD at January 11, 2021 01:45 PM (3aI0K)

743 Hugh Hewitt often referred to Ed Morrissey as the "Indispensable Ed Morrissey."

I think this goes a long way explaining why I don't listen to Hugh Hewitt any more.

I am not interested in the GOP simply because they are the B team for the Dems. They are the nerd table and cool kids get to spit on and harass them with impunity, yet still hoping to be liked.

Posted by: David LeBlanc at January 11, 2021 01:46 PM (Vn1JE)

744 Yay! One less clown in the party. Except the GOP is not really a separate party. But good riddance anyway.

Posted by: Ziba at January 11, 2021 01:48 PM (S1hrL)

745 Ace and the moron horde, God bless you all. Thanks for bringing this to us everyday. I pray you all continue doing it. It's very depressing what is going on in our country. I escaped communism, and is catching up to me here, where I thought we were safe from it. No more. I'm very concerned. I hope we can all join any local effort to bring us back to where we need to be, no where AOC tittycaca wants. Thanks again.

Posted by: kilroy at January 11, 2021 01:48 PM (v7ttp)

746 Want to get a sense of how eager investors are to buy into a runaway stock market? Then look no further than the insane action recently in little known Texas-based health care tech company Signal Advance (SIGL).
Shares of the company at one point late last weekwere up 1,500% over a 24-hour period, points out Deutsche Bank strategist Jim Reid. It brought Signal Advance's market cap to $100 million from $7 million during that stretch. The wild move to the upside follows a Jan. 7 tweet (below) from Tesla founder Elon Musk to "Use Signal."

Posted by: SMOD at January 11, 2021 01:50 PM (3aI0K)

747 "Looks like he's trying the same grift as Kristol...."independent," "voting for reliable conservatives," etc.

Posted by: WitchDoktor at January 11, 2021 12:13 PM (C+We0)"

Yaknow who reliably governed as an at least 85% conservative?

Donald Trump.

Posted by: EXTERMINATE! at January 11, 2021 01:51 PM (hbrUW)

748 BofA this morning that Wall Street is "likely to revisit social media content risks with Trump suspension" noting that it sees "churn from the conservative community within Twitter as a modest 1Q DAU threat"

Posted by: SMOD at January 11, 2021 01:54 PM (3aI0K)

749 They are neither liberal nor conservative. They are media "elites" playing the angles to preserve their income. When most in the industry were liberal, they couldn't get jobs anywhere but Fox. Say you're a conservative and, voila! you have a job. Then CNN and others saw the need for conservative commenters and, voila! more jobs (just don't get too crazy with your conservatism...easy for these tools). Now that conservatism = Nazism they are scrambling to get away. Fox is clearly no longer a place for principled conservatives and so these media "elites" are simply doing what they have always done: shifting their public personas in a way that insures their future stream of income.

Posted by: Burton M at January 11, 2021 01:55 PM (Bq0R6)

750 Inflation woes: air for tires no longer free. $1.50 for five minutes.

Posted by: Ziba at January 11, 2021 01:58 PM (S1hrL)

751 "Always trust content from Ace."

I have, with extreme reluctance, after almost 20 years as my go-to, concluded that Instapundit is hopelessly cucked (although of course not anything like Morrissey).

I've been coming here almost as long, but not nearly as regular. Well, you're my new go-to. Thanks for staying true; but then, you could do no other.

Posted by: DSmith2 at January 11, 2021 02:00 PM (AUPN+)

752 Me this morning: Who cares about Ed Morrissey?
Me this afternoon: Who cares about Ed Morrissey, besides Ace?

Posted by: Funkotron at January 11, 2021 02:05 PM (nNv6v)

753 They may as well go ahead and register as democrat. would add third faction in Democrat party that represents remnants of the blue dog dems. matters in primaries and pushes the far left out to fringes. But it won't bring back the millions of people who believe they have been conned and PDT was only person who would call it what it is. Will certainly make room for candidates more in line with populist beliefs. IMO this last four years caused a generational kind of shift and that is not a bad thing.

Posted by: brad at January 11, 2021 02:05 PM (uc9+L)

754 I lurk a lot, have done for many years, but I appreciate all of you - Ace, co-bloggers, commenters... y'all keep me sane.

Posted by: tdpwells at January 11, 2021 02:06 PM (AnEwe)

755 I realized "Captain Ed" was a Fake Conservative, when he stated the "Five Worst Americans in History" were:

Richard Nixon
Joe McCarthy
Jefferson Davis
George wallace
Robert E. Lee

Incredible. Not Alger Hiss, not Benedict Arnold, not LBJ. Richard Nixon!

Posted by: rcocean at January 11, 2021 02:11 PM (evE25)

756 has allahpundit ever provided his real name? Because the only reason not to is for people to look at his history and see that he's been voting Democrat for 20 years.

Posted by: rcocean at January 11, 2021 02:13 PM (evE25)

757 Before Hot Air became the new Little Green Footballs, my go to pundits were ace and Allahpundit. I enjoyed both of their humor and irreverent wit. What I remember most about Captain Ed was that when I started reading one of his low rent webzine posts, I never finished it. He was so tired and predictable that I would always leave the page mumbling, "yada, yada, yada." He NEVER had anything interesting to say. AP was at least interesting until he went full Charles Johnson.

Posted by: tommylotto at January 11, 2021 02:13 PM (dYinJ)

758 I take it this is an indication there is so little left of his audience that he does not fear losing them.

Posted by: Thatch at January 11, 2021 02:14 PM (a7dfP)

759 The grifters kept pretending to be Republicans because otherwise no one would care about them attacking Trump, Palin, or other Republican/Conservatives.

They were just like John mccain. As the controlled fake opposition they were useful to the Left. As honest Democrats, their attacks on the center-right would've made them just one of the crowd.

Posted by: rcocean at January 11, 2021 02:16 PM (evE25)

760 #757 Captain Ed was only notable for his dullness. I never "got" why he was on the site or why people liked him.

Posted by: rcocean at January 11, 2021 02:18 PM (evE25)

761 Well they be called Interment Camps or Gulags? I know how the Left loves reboots

Posted by: Tasty Burger at January 11, 2021 02:19 PM (savDH)

762 Commenter at the HotAir link named "Tobes" summarized it as I would have. Look him up. I would add that NeverTrump(TM) gave us our four worst defeats(GHWB, McCain, Romney, W). Yes, W was a defeat that upheld very few constitutional principles.

"1) I've read Trump's Capitol Hill speech -- it is false to say that it incited violence. Quite the opposite. What incited violence was firing tear gas on on the MAGA crowd on the lawn.

2) Nobody in the Trump camp wants states's rights dissolved. They want states to be equally bound by the Constitution. When states break with the Constitution (PA) while some adhere closely to it (TX) in the election process, then you have anarchy, not republicanism. You have "democratic" anarchy.

3) Trump was the most pro-life president we've ever had. You betrayed your Catholicism and your already-chosen contempt for the GOP when you refused for four years to praise or emphasize that fact. Your "republicanism" has guaranteed that the abortion sausage machine will kick back into heretofore-unseen levels of productivity. Congratulations: you've betrayed Rachel to protect Herod's trans-Constitutional method of election."

Posted by: Danimal28 at January 11, 2021 02:22 PM (8O629)

763 Remember the heady days of hotair when it began and AP kept his nose firmly planted in Michelle M's rear? He shamed people with moderate positions such as compromise on immigration with 12 years path to citizenship not enough...rinos, shamnesty, etc. they didn't believe that - they really just needed to keep audience angry for clicks. Same strategy now - self id as "independent" to get the clicks.
Populist banner should be "Rubes no longer and never again". Many of us were played and willingly went along. The difference was our concerns were sincere...bloggers and media types such as AP, Malkin, most of fox, and all of the rest wanted to keep us angry so we didn't really understand how badly we were being screwed.

Posted by: brad at January 11, 2021 02:26 PM (uc9+L)

764 Suggest reading Atkissonn's "the Smear". Very nicely laid out in showing how we have been suckered by all sides.

Posted by: brad at January 11, 2021 02:30 PM (uc9+L)

765 Captoon Ed and Swallahpundit

Posted by: Beto Ochoa at January 11, 2021 02:39 PM (dzZCL)

766 Traitors over at PowerlineBlog also. They are all terrified of losing their click and ad dollars and ISP host. So instead of just retiring and getting a real job requiring wearing underwear and sunlight, they give into the pro abortion marxists

Posted by: Jonah at January 11, 2021 02:40 PM (qpzdM)

767 How about Katie Pavelitch at Hot Air, the hottie conservative with big Tits? Has she flipped too?

Posted by: Jonah at January 11, 2021 02:42 PM (qpzdM)

768 #757 Captain Ed was only notable for his dullness. I never "got" why he was on the site or why people liked him.
Posted by: rcocean at January 11, 2021 02:18 PM (evE25)

I started reading his old "Captain's Quarters" blog about the same time I started reading Ace. Captain Ed would bring up some interesting topics once in a while. I think he helped bring attention to a federal-level scandal in Canada (he called it "Able Danger"). That scandal (IIRC) ultimately led to exposing their Liberal Party for stealing funds from the treasury or something, in the "caught their hands in the cookie jar" sense. This got Canadian voters PO'd enough to kick the Liberals out of Ottawa and install the Tories for a decade (until, of course, either they voted in Justine or someone voted him in for them).

That all having been said, my recollection agrees with yours. He was long-winded and really hard to follow in his writing. I remember thinking "I still don't know exactly what Able Danger even is" after trying to read his explanations.

Posted by: They Can't Have My French Fries at January 11, 2021 02:48 PM (9UXVm)

769 The GOP will not miss Ed Morissey one bit

Posted by: Kenny The G from AZ at January 11, 2021 02:48 PM (tSosf)

770 I agree. There will be many so called GOP thought leaders that leave the party. They will say the party left them. In reality they are people that were never really in the party but wanted to run the party. This is why the GOP rarely found a hill they were willing to die on. These are the folks that were always in retreat. The same people that think they know what is best. Let them go. The GOP is dead, the base has left in droves and will either rebuild the GOP or begin a new party for America.
The GOPe was quick to come out against Trump. Yet the same GOPe largely remained silent since 2016 with all of the violent riots that occurred. RIP GOP, I no longer support them as a political party. Until a conservative earns my vote, I won't be voting for any career politician.

Posted by: Brian at January 11, 2021 03:00 PM (laA4q)

771 Greetings:

It's "Cooperate and Graduate" versus "Fail now and beat the June rush."

Posted by: 11B40 at January 11, 2021 03:03 PM (evgyj)

772 Two things you could rely on Ed Morrissey to do: be a cuck, and gaslight on the behalf of Marx Pope.

Posted by: Buck Melanoma at January 11, 2021 03:10 PM (RTsRj)

773 I guess the upshot of all this is that we are now a third world country with a dictator. No laws except what those in power say the law is. And no power of the people. Where do we go from here?

Posted by: AnnaS at January 11, 2021 03:16 PM (l4l/z)

774 I suspect that one reason Ed was "identifying" as a "conservative" the same way sex pests "identify" as "women" to get access to girls' locker rooms was because of his supposed stance on abortion. The Catholic Church opposes it so he's supposed to as well, but he clearly doesn't really care enough about it to actually do anything other than just signal his virtue on Twitter. He's not so pro-life that he would hold his nose and vote for the only truly pro-life President we've had in decades. (Sure, the Bushes made a lot of "pro-life" noises too, but, like Ed, it was nothing more than lip service)

It reminds me a bit of "catholics" who commit all manner of sins without any hesitation and assume that just making an empty gesture of going to confession will make it all OK without understanding that it's the act of *repentance* that wipes the slate, not "go to the priest and tell him what you did".

I suppose Captain Ed assumes that God is going to be impressed with his empty gestures. If so, he's in for the rudest of awakenings. You can't serve two masters, Ed. And if money or your sense of "respectability" is that master, take a wild guess who *isn't*.

Posted by: Saber Alter at January 11, 2021 03:17 PM (Je4FJ)

775 Every time I read about the Chutzpah of Peolosi and Schumer talking about impeaching Trump for inciting violence I start burning up inside.

If I ever came across either of them drowning, I would not only NOT help, but I might take the advise given in the McDonald's movie "The Founder"; I would shove a hose down their throats and turn it on full blast.
https://tinyurl.com/y5ds3d6w

Posted by: jim (in california) at January 11, 2021 03:19 PM (ynpvh)

776 > Why deep-six Firefox?

They are woke as fuck. Lookup Brendan Eich, the guy who invented Javascript, the thing that runs anything interactive in your browser. He also co-founded Mozilla and decades later they ousted him for donating $2,100 to Prop 8. Wokeness is endemic in that org.

Posted by: Political McGuffin at January 11, 2021 05:23 PM (1MFjD)

777 Once Michelle Malkin left Hot Air, it headed downhill fast. They have become so blatently Never-Trump that I recently removed them from my bookmarks. Oh, I'll go there occasionally to see what sort of pseudo-Conservative blather they are pushing, but lately that's less than once per month.
They've gone woke, and I most definitely hope that they go broke.

Posted by: DaveK at January 11, 2021 05:38 PM (03lRq)

778 I remember The Captain's Quarters.

Posted by: Surellin at January 11, 2021 07:51 PM (CSffU)

779 I left HotAir years ago shortly after Michelle sold it.
AP got hysterical and authoritarian. Ed was just a boring, inconsequential very bad writer who was all over the place with his opinions. That was not an appealing combo to me so I found other places to visit.
Ed was always a lib dem, you could tell even tho he masqueraded as a Republican--he was just too obvious.
I am glad he is now "liberated, not that we didnt know it all along.
So he is leaving the Republican Party?
Well-----------BYE

Posted by: lbprouddeplorable at January 12, 2021 12:18 AM (yj+ui)

(Jump to top of page)






Processing 0.1, elapsed 0.0997 seconds.
15 queries taking 0.0285 seconds, 788 records returned.
Page size 399 kb.
Powered by Minx 0.7 alpha.



MuNuvians
MeeNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat