Joe Biden Has a Response to Supply Disruptions: Ordering Suppliers to Fix Their Disruptions.
Surprisingly, Experts Say That's Not Going to Fix The Problem

The most incompetent, brain-damaged, mush-mouthed imbecile to ever hold the position of "president" thinks that he can command things to be fixed just by unintelligibly reading remarks written for him by his handlers.

President Joe Biden is pushing to ease supply shortages and tame rising prices in time for Christmas, but unsnarling U.S. supply lines could take far longer, experts told Reuters.

Biden brought together powerbrokers from ports, unions and big business on Wednesday to address shipping, labor and warehousing pain in the U.S. supply chain, and announced new around-the-clock port operations in Los Angeles.

As his Republican opposition seizes on possible Christmas shortages to connect Biden's economic policies to inflation, and try to stall a multitrillion-dollar spending bill in Congress in coming weeks, the White House's message Wednesday was that a solution is in sight.

Oops, Republicans are seizing again. That must mean the Democrats have authored another catastrophe.

But Biden's brain-damaged ramblings aren't likely to fix anything, experts say:

"What the president's doing isn't going to really hurt. But at the end of the day, it doesn't solve the problem," said Steven Ricchiuto, U.S. chief economist at Mizuho Securities.

Even the Washington Post's hand-picked "experts" agree:

[S]ome industry executives described the administration's latest initiative, which the White House billed as "nearly doubling" the portís cargo-handling hours, as incomplete. Matt Schrap, chief executive of the Harbor Trucking Association, whose members service the ports, said the measure will make a "big difference" only if terminals abandon requirements for truckers to return a specific type of empty shipping container before collecting a full one.

And Craig Grossgart, senior vice president for global ocean at SEKO Logistics, said: "It will accomplish zero. Itís just window dressing."

It's not just the Port of LA or Long Beach.

It's also Savannah -- and experts say that unless your goods-made-overseas (and aren't just about all goods now made overseas?) sailed a full month ago, they won't be arriving in time for Christmas:

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Charlie Spiering
@charliespiering


Jen Psaki says "we cannot guarantee" that Americans will get their gifts on time this Christmas


Via Ed Driscoll at Instapundit, the Washington Post has discovered the real story in the port snafu, and that story is... Republicans Pouncing.

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That gels nicely with Reuters' "Republicans Seizing" scoop.

Does the leftwing media have a point? Is it true that when their are shortages, it's not the fault of the current president?

Well, to answer that, let's consult The Sage of Scranton in May 2020, blaming "food shortages" on poor presidential leadership:

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Weird, I don't remember the Washington Post or Reuters chiding Joe Biden with "Democrats Seize" headlines as regards covid-caused shortages.

Ron Klain -- often called "President Klain" because he's the chief puppeteer working President Ice Cream -- says he "inherited" this problem.

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Inherited it since... May 2020?

And you just decided to do something about it this f***ing week?

Yeah that ought to do it.

Paging Empty Shelves Joe... Paging Empty Shelves Joe..

By the way:

I can't vouch for this FaceBook post-- I know nothing about supply chains -- but this is some interesting stuff.

Part of the problem may be the onerous rules California imposes on truck drivers.

The NEWS says the California port situation is caused by a driver shortage.

Not so fast: It is in part caused by a California Truck Ban which says all trucks must be 2011 or newer and a law called AB 5 which all but prohibits Owner Operators.

Traditionally the ports have been served by Owner Operators (non union). California has now proposed banning Owner Operators.

Long term, truckers in California are not investing in new trucks because California has a law that makes them illegal in 2035. The requirement is to purchase electric trucks which do not exist in large numbers and are constrained by their short range.

And in the words of Paul Harvey, "Now you know the rest of the story"


BUSINESS
CARB to begin blocking certain trucks' DMV registrations in 2020

Carriers domiciled in California with trucks older than 2011 model, or using engines manufactured before 2010, will need to meet the Board's new Truck and Bus Regulation beginning in 2020 or their vehicles will be blocked from registration with the state's DMV, the state has said.

The new "health-based requirements" will need to be met before a driver is allowed to register his or her truck through the Department of Motor Vehicles, CARB says. A new enforcement tool used by the DMV beginning in 2020 will automatically block 2010 and older trucks from registration

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association said in an amicus brief that the California AB5 legislation will cause immediate and irreparable harm to thousands of truckers. The brief was filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals in the Ninth Circuit in support of the California Trucking Association's petition for a rehearing before all the judges.


Posted by: Ace at 06:28 PM




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1 Pounce!

Posted by: Beartooth at October 14, 2021 05:29 PM (68WvR)

2 Evenin'!

Posted by: Catherine--who generally doesn't curse. at October 14, 2021 05:29 PM (c8cE2)

3 Seize!

Posted by: Beartooth at October 14, 2021 05:29 PM (68WvR)

4 Is there anything he hasn't fucked up ?

Posted by: It's me donna at October 14, 2021 05:29 PM (RLGan)

5

This fucking gibbering bivalve begs oil companies to produce more gasoline. How about green lighting Keystone XL and reopening lands for drilling you fool??!!!

Madness.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 14, 2021 05:31 PM (s2VJv)

6 These are the real wreckers.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw at October 14, 2021 05:31 PM (II3Gr)

7 I can completely believe AB5 is contributing heavily to this. That abomination could only be passed in a place like CA.

Posted by: Catherine--who generally doesn't curse. at October 14, 2021 05:32 PM (c8cE2)

8 More on the CA truck issue:
https://is.gd/rix9yK

Posted by: NoOne NoHow at October 14, 2021 05:32 PM (vlXMQ)

9
Ace:

I reported this morning that some Democrat joker Rep Michelle Steel got a law passed banning cargo ships because an errant anchor ruptured a seabed pipeline.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 14, 2021 05:32 PM (s2VJv)

10
The other part of that insane law was to prevent cargo ships from idling their engines.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 14, 2021 05:33 PM (s2VJv)

11 Wreckers! Kulaks!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 14, 2021 05:33 PM (kBuGL)

12 Could we maybe just try whatever we were doing in 2019?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - local SC doctor of 40 years calls in to radio show about ivermectin at October 14, 2021 05:33 PM (vnhb5)

13 Was the dark of the moon on the sixth of june
In a Kenworth pullin' logs...

Posted by: C.W. McCall at October 14, 2021 05:34 PM (jYQlA)

14 Scranton Joe and The Temple of Woke

Posted by: Dr. Bone at October 14, 2021 05:34 PM (5l6FZ)

15 Hey! We are going to fix this even if me and Cornpop have to drive those trucks ourselves. I am not kidding. I can drive 18 hours straight, no problem. No joke. My word as a Biteum.

Posted by: Joe Biteum at October 14, 2021 05:34 PM (Tnijr)

16
Good G-d, are these people ever predictable.

"duh buh duh buh derp we talked our way into this mess, and i'll be damned if we don't talk our way out of it buh buh buh dumpty doo"

Posted by: The Rt. Rev. Yudhishthira's Dice at October 14, 2021 05:34 PM (cTqLg)

17 Empty shelves- but sturdy!

Posted by: ace contracting at October 14, 2021 05:34 PM (kBuGL)

18 After grocery shopping for half of the morning, I did see some shortages in the grocery stores north of KC. I hadn't noticed them before because almost all of them are in high-dollar or convenience items that I never buy. Aldi is rotating its shortages it seems. Apple juice this week, bottled water the next. I have noticed, however, that Academy has zero clearance items; so I'd bet they're feeling not getting inventory in.

Posted by: Catherine--who generally doesn't curse. at October 14, 2021 05:34 PM (c8cE2)

19 13 Was the dark of the moon on the sixth of june
In a Kenworth pullin' logs...
Posted by: C.W. McCall at October 14, 2021 05:34 PM (jYQlA)


"...But nobody doesn't like, Annabelle Lee..."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 14, 2021 05:34 PM (s2VJv)

20 Biden admin puts boot on neck of economy; demands economy gets up

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw at October 14, 2021 05:35 PM (II3Gr)

21 Norms Restored!!!

No Mean Tweets!!

Posted by: Jak Sucio at October 14, 2021 05:35 PM (jvt6t)

22 17 Empty shelves- but sturdy!
Posted by: ace contracting at October 14, 2021 05:34 PM (kBuGL)


In Potemkin Village, Shelf empty YOU!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 14, 2021 05:35 PM (s2VJv)

23 Nothing but smooth brains in that administration.
Look at the Cabinet.
*zoom in*
*zoom in*
*Enhance*
*Enhance*

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at October 14, 2021 05:35 PM (RdebE)

24 >>> 5

This fucking gibbering bivalve begs oil companies to produce more gasoline. How about green lighting Keystone XL and reopening lands for drilling you fool??!!!

Madness.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 14, 2021 05:31 PM (s2VJv)

We don't need a pipeline. Use my trains instead!

Posted by: Warren Buffet at October 14, 2021 05:36 PM (ACi07)

25 Oh ok, ace, look up Ron Klain's series of insane tweets on the subject too.

It's so bad that apparently psaki had to disavow their implications.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at October 14, 2021 05:36 PM (ZZK0E)

26 Anecdotally, there were NO frozen turkeys or turkey breasts at the grocery store two days ago. Not even a section where they should be.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - local SC doctor of 40 years calls in to radio show about ivermectin at October 14, 2021 05:36 PM (vnhb5)

27 Anytime you hear a leftist refer to "food security" the hair on the back of your neck should stand up.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 14, 2021 05:36 PM (Xrfse)

28 As I said in the morning thread, the costs of paying overtime and night/day/holiday differentials to stevedor's, longshoreman and teamsters is going to be a massive upfront cost that's going to pushed off ultimately to the consumer.

And at the end of the day with inflation moving towards hyperinflation, the current costs of shipping will seem like a bargain.

The Junta is careening from catastrophe to catastrophe with no end in sight.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 14, 2021 05:36 PM (9l5YM)

29 has biden tried challenging the supply lines to a pushup contest?

Posted by: Tim Riggins at October 14, 2021 05:36 PM (ZZK0E)

30 I've never been so happy to witness a disaster.

Posted by: f'd, embracing the collapse at October 14, 2021 05:36 PM (Tnijr)

31 Comrades! I have today ordered the wreckers, hoarders. Kulaks and counter revolutionaries to cease their treasonous activities! The chocolate ration will be increased within days from 50g to 30g! Long live the revolution!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 14, 2021 05:36 PM (rBtIz)

32 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 14, 2021 05:32 PM (s2VJv)

As you correctly reported this morning, Steel is GOP. Though I understand how it would be easy to think she was a Dem.

Posted by: NoOne NoHow at October 14, 2021 05:36 PM (vlXMQ)

33 Hiya

Posted by: JT at October 14, 2021 05:36 PM (arJlL)

34
Peter Puffer Buttplug. The man who ran South Bend into the ground and couldn't transport a fart out of a blanket is in charge of this.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 14, 2021 05:37 PM (s2VJv)

35 Hiya No-Cuss Catherine !

Posted by: JT at October 14, 2021 05:37 PM (arJlL)

36 Every problem here cause by a f'ing Democrat.

Posted by: PAgirlinNC at October 14, 2021 05:37 PM (x8ovX)

37 >>>25 Oh ok, ace, look up Ron Klain's series of insane tweets on the subject too.


Oh I just added one... i'll look for the others.

Posted by: ace at October 14, 2021 05:37 PM (0G13K)

38 From a imbecile you get idiotic answers

Posted by: Skip at October 14, 2021 05:37 PM (2JoB8)

39 Gereighty doesn't realize that west coast ports are taking about 4 weeks to unload ships at least.

At what point do they sail for Chile or Indonesia to offload?

Posted by: Kindltot at October 14, 2021 05:37 PM (KbLYZ)

40 Pounce >> Pence

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 14, 2021 05:37 PM (yrol0)

41 32 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 14, 2021 05:32 PM (s2VJv)

As you correctly reported this morning, Steel is GOP. Though I understand how it would be easy to think she was a Dem.
Posted by: NoOne NoHow at October 14, 2021 05:36 PM (vlXMQ)


Huh. I read her as Democrat but hey, California, right?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 14, 2021 05:37 PM (s2VJv)

42 Regulatin here, boss.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 14, 2021 05:37 PM (hoY5O)

43 Fuck each and every one of them. With a redwood fence post. An OLD redwood fence post.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 14, 2021 05:37 PM (wAnMi)

44 40 Pounce >> Pence
Posted by: rhennigantx at October 14, 2021 05:37 PM (yrol0)


Ponce.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 14, 2021 05:38 PM (s2VJv)

45 Joe Biden finally got a boat parade:
https://is.gd/evZQyV

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 14, 2021 05:38 PM (DU+/6)

46 I think this is also afffecting catfood and dogfood, that shizz's all made in Indonesia

Posted by: Tim Riggins at October 14, 2021 05:38 PM (ZZK0E)

47 I'm making handcrafted gifts this year. You can get a lot of gifts out of one 2x4.

Posted by: f'd, embracing the collapse at October 14, 2021 05:38 PM (Tnijr)

48 All those sailors are going to really be needing hookers by the time they get to the dock. That should help the local economy.

Posted by: Mark1971 at October 14, 2021 05:38 PM (xPl2J)

49 Isn't Geraghty a cucked out NTer?

Posted by: I MADE POOR FOOD CHOICES YESTERDAY at October 14, 2021 05:38 PM (Z54n9)

50 What happens if you text JOE to 30330 today?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 14, 2021 05:38 PM (63Dwl)

51 If all the good off Cali were sent to Venezuela
TADA all things fixed!

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 14, 2021 05:38 PM (yrol0)

52 Wake me when y'all are ready to play.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at October 14, 2021 05:38 PM (jvt6t)

53 7 I can completely believe AB5 is contributing heavily to this. That abomination could only be passed in a place like CA.
Posted by: Catherine--who generally doesn't curse. at October 14, 2021 05:32 PM (c8cE2)


Ahem.

Posted by: reconciliation for US Congress at October 14, 2021 05:38 PM (mbFEM)

54 >>>17 Empty shelves- but sturdy!
Posted by: ace contracting

I imagined that My Haters would come out in force for this.

(I always wanted to have "Haters.")

Posted by: ace at October 14, 2021 05:38 PM (0G13K)

55 Oh I just added one... i'll look for the others.
Posted by: ace at October

---

i think poso had a good series of them or at least a good starting place

Posted by: Tim Riggins at October 14, 2021 05:39 PM (ZZK0E)

56 I have been looking for frozen turkey breasts for about a month.

Haven't seen any here either.

Posted by: Just Lily at October 14, 2021 05:39 PM (RLLZj)

57 'Smooth brain'. Wasn't that a thing from when they thought that the more wrinkly your brain was, the more intelligent you were?

It always seems strange to me when they want to study the brain of some dead smart guy to see if there were any structural reasons. On the one hand macabre, on the other: intelligence is a difficult and ephemeral thing to quantify. Like porn, you know it when you see it. Why would you think that some peculiar way in which that persons body chemistry, brain and so forth come together would have an easily identifiable trait?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 14, 2021 05:39 PM (kBuGL)

58 I reported this morning that some Democrat joker Rep Michelle Steel got a law passed banning cargo ships because an errant anchor ruptured a seabed pipeline.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 14, 2021 05:32 PM (s2VJv)

That'll make EVERYTHING better!

And happy birthday!

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, #FJB. If you get it, you get it. at October 14, 2021 05:39 PM (cvNl1)

59 Are some of these ships going to run out of fuel?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 14, 2021 05:39 PM (63Dwl)

60 This is where Trump really shined, coming up with innovative solutions to our problems.

Grandpa Marxist Douche-Drinker basically says, "deal with it peasants, I've got enough problems trying to speak a complete paragraph".

Posted by: Marcus T at October 14, 2021 05:39 PM (J6dnG)

61 Ace, your tweet from 2020 by Joe Biden about shortages is patently unfair. Pointing out what Democrats say and do is against the rules, I think.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 14, 2021 05:39 PM (DU+/6)

62 Makes more sense than Brandon.

"SEAGULLS! (Stop It Now)" -- A Bad Lip Reading of The Empire Strikes Back

https://youtu.be/U9t-slLl30E

Posted by: flounder at October 14, 2021 05:39 PM (KnJdm)

63 Seems like CA is messing with 'intrastate commerce' and I've been told the Feds can do what they want there.

Pres. T should hit them with that until they sue for peace.

Posted by: Two Weeks at October 14, 2021 05:39 PM (ELnqd)

64 Somebody tell D.C. that the opening monologue to The Road Warrior was entertainment, not prophecy.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 14, 2021 05:39 PM (W+kMI)

65 Hey Jak, how are things lookin?

Posted by: Ben Had at October 14, 2021 05:39 PM (hoY5O)

66
all the "black friday" christmas merch what the brick and mortar stores for their "black friday" sales is sitting at anchor off the port of Los Angeles

amazon is poised to make bank in December

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 14, 2021 05:39 PM (DUIap)

67 What's the over/under on how long biden threatens private business with Federal government take over if they don't "comply" with his mandates?


I am going long and saying it will be the middle of March 2022 before he makes those threats.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 14, 2021 05:39 PM (JUOKG)

68 Spent the best years of my youth
Highlighting my classroom notes
Studying those algorithms
Studying those boats...

Posted by: Le Swampon at October 14, 2021 05:40 PM (cG0o0)

69 I imagined that My Haters would come out in force for this.

(I always wanted to have "Haters.")
Posted by: ace at October 14, 2021 05:38 PM (0G13K)

Your fur is all matted and I bet you like cis-normative superman you Nazi!

Posted by: ace Haters at October 14, 2021 05:40 PM (kBuGL)

70 47 I'm making handcrafted gifts this year. You can get a lot of gifts out of one 2x4.
Posted by: f'd, embracing the collapse at October 14, 2021 05:38 PM (Tnijr)

I got a doorstop

Posted by: Charlie MuthaFuckoin Brown at October 14, 2021 05:40 PM (yrol0)

71 60 Grandpa Marxist Douche-Drinker basically says, "deal with it peasants, I've got enough problems trying to speak a complete paragraph".
Posted by: Marcus T at October 14, 2021 05:39 PM (J6dnG)


Paragraph?! That's in the advanced placement class.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 14, 2021 05:40 PM (s2VJv)

72 I wonder what Larry would have done.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 14, 2021 05:40 PM (KbLYZ)

73 This is where Trump really shined, coming up with innovative solutions to our problems.

Grandpa Marxist Douche-Drinker basically says, "deal with it peasants, I've got enough problems trying to speak a complete paragraph".
Posted by: Marcus T at October 14, 2021 05:39 PM (J6dnG)
++++
Dude had actual, real experience. You know, of hitting problems and then solving them. I don't imagine a skyscraper goes up or planes take off without a ton of problems ranging from trivial to catastrophic. Gotta solve those, and solve them reliably.

It's amazing what not spending fifty years festering in Washington, DC can do.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 14, 2021 05:40 PM (DU+/6)

74
This one's for you, Ace.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfWlot6h_JM

Posted by: The Rt. Rev. Yudhishthira's Dice at October 14, 2021 05:40 PM (cTqLg)

75 Damn, forgot to include 'racist'. Although, isn't it assumed with the 'nazi' appellation?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 14, 2021 05:40 PM (kBuGL)

76 The Junta is careening from catastrophe to catastrophe with no end in sight.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 14, 2021 05:36 PM (9l5YM)

Oh, there's an end, all right. It's just bloody, awful, and becoming increasingly unavoidable.

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, #FJB. If you get it, you get it. at October 14, 2021 05:41 PM (cvNl1)

77 66
all the "black friday" christmas merch what the brick and mortar stores for their "black friday" sales is sitting at anchor off the port of Los Angeles

amazon is poised to make bank in December
Posted by: AltonJackson at October 14, 2021 05:39 PM (DUIap)


If I were a conspiracy nutter...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 14, 2021 05:41 PM (s2VJv)

78 I want to know why Kamala isn't all over this! Is she too busy facilitating the $3.5 trillion push or did she just decide to not show up again?

Posted by: Dr. Bone at October 14, 2021 05:41 PM (5l6FZ)

79 The most incompetent, brain-damaged, mush-mouthed imbecile to ever hold the position of "president"

==

Yes !

Posted by: runner at October 14, 2021 05:41 PM (V13WU)

80 I think this is also afffecting catfood and dogfood, that shizz's all made in Indonesia
Posted by: Tim Riggins

Our dogs eat what we eat for dinner.
Prolly why they are so healthy and happy.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at October 14, 2021 05:41 PM (RdebE)

81 A Court ruling found that AB-5's employment requirements also applied to owner-operator Truckers.
So if, you hauled, the majority of time for one firm, you had to become their employee. This is separate from the pollution requirements for truck engines/trucks.
Unknown how many truckers have left the state, vs. moved to NV or AZ and haul into the state vs. operate full time within it.
A driver who made is living hauling containers from the ports to dist. centers, now serving a different market means reduced capacity.

Posted by: standfast24 at October 14, 2021 05:41 PM (Vz9zv)

82 Ponce.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 14, 2021 05:38 PM (s2VJv)

de Leon?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 14, 2021 05:41 PM (kBuGL)

83 The Junta is careening from catastrophe to catastrophe with no end in sight.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 14, 2021 05:36 PM (9l5YM)
++++
Bouncing from one catastrophe to another like a ping-pong ball in a clothes dryer.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 14, 2021 05:41 PM (DU+/6)

84 Christmas isn't ruined...the lack of mean tweets will keep us warm.

Posted by: Two Weeks at October 14, 2021 05:41 PM (ELnqd)

85 oh, man I love this part "truckers in California are not investing in new trucks because California has a law that makes them illegal in 2035"

so, we'll just avoid Cali.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at October 14, 2021 05:41 PM (ZZK0E)

86 Note, the slowdown in unloading container ships in the ports can all be traced back to state or national government policies. The ships, docks, warehouses, and trucks and all the people involved didn't cause the shortage. The conditions that caused the shortage were forced on them by governments. This is blaming the victim on a massive scale.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 14, 2021 05:41 PM (W+kMI)

87 I'm pleased to read the Republicans have done at least a little seizing.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 14, 2021 05:42 PM (cSyAR)

88 Sundance has a good article on this up right now.

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at October 14, 2021 05:42 PM (GrgHD)

89 Posted by: Ben Had at October 14, 2021 05:39 PM (hoY5O)

Working this weekend but not on the 23rd. Not sure if I'll have time to bring everything I want, but I'll be there early Saturday.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at October 14, 2021 05:42 PM (jvt6t)

90 82 Ponce.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 14, 2021 05:38 PM (s2VJv)

de Leon?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 14, 2021 05:41 PM (kBuGL)

British for affected, effete, homosexual.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 14, 2021 05:42 PM (s2VJv)

91 I'm pretty sure firing employees who don't vax is the answer.

Posted by: I mean at October 14, 2021 05:42 PM (Z54n9)

92 WE INHERITED THEIS SUPPLY MESS FROM OURSELVES ! WE HATE US !

--bidet junta

Posted by: runner at October 14, 2021 05:42 PM (V13WU)

93 Food riots are always the tipping point.

Posted by: Historical fact at October 14, 2021 05:42 PM (jYQlA)

94 truckers in California are not investing in new trucks because California has a law that makes them illegal in 2035

--

don't they know that the trucks are free if they use money to pay for them?

Posted by: Tim Riggins at October 14, 2021 05:43 PM (ZZK0E)

95 The only thing I want for Christmas is to see Grandpa Lettuce Brain win the National Eat a Bag of Dicks Contest. That way I can cheer, "Let's go Brandon!"

Posted by: Marcus T at October 14, 2021 05:43 PM (J6dnG)

96 You know what else makes a nice handcrafted gift? Go to your local junkyard and gather up some tire irons from wrecked cars. Spray paint with bright colors, let dry, and wrap!

Posted by: f'd's Holiday Hints at October 14, 2021 05:43 PM (Tnijr)

97 so, we'll just avoid Cali.
Posted by: Tim Riggins at October 14, 2021 05:41 PM (ZZK0E)
++++
Except that they have a non-trivial amount of our total port capacity, and are the default destination for goods crossing the Pacific. Long-term, Cali needs to be dealt with through new port capacity in saner places. Immediately, though. the feds should feel their power course through them and suspend CARB and AB5 (at least as far as port trucking is concerned).

Except those are "pro-environment" and "pro-worker" policies, so nope. Can't have that.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 14, 2021 05:43 PM (DU+/6)

98 Biden is such an incompetent idiot. His voter's are even dumber.

Posted by: IC at October 14, 2021 05:43 PM (hV9ir)

99 Hiya No-Cuss Catherine !
Posted by: JT at October 14, 2021 05:37 PM (arJlL)

Hi! I keep forgetting I added that to my nic . . . until I actually want to curse about something.

And if y'all can get it and want Made in USA pet food, Diamond Foods is a central MO company. I get it from feed stores in the country, and I have no idea how far their reach is. I swore off foreign pet foods completely after the melamine fiasco. Not taking the chance.

Posted by: Catherine--who generally doesn't curse. at October 14, 2021 05:43 PM (c8cE2)

100 gah. voters, not voter's

Posted by: IC at October 14, 2021 05:43 PM (hV9ir)

101 I want to know why Kamala isn't all over this! Is she too busy facilitating the $3.5 trillion push or did she just decide to not show up again?

Posted by: Dr. Bone at October 14, 2021 05:41 PM (5l6FZ)

Vice President Mattress Back is, um, ... occupied.

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, #FJB. If you get it, you get it. at October 14, 2021 05:44 PM (cvNl1)

102 Jak, just bring you, That will be plenty.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 14, 2021 05:44 PM (hoY5O)

103 67 What's the over/under on how long biden threatens private business with Federal government take over if they don't "comply" with his mandates?

I am going long and saying it will be the middle of March 2022 before he makes those threats.
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Tell the Hiden junta to wait until April. Wee have to uphold the precedent after all.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 14, 2021 05:44 PM (W+kMI)

104 yeah...from posobiec:

Last year during his moribund campaign, biden said we need a supply chain commander, and he was it, jack. I mean, come on man.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at October 14, 2021 05:44 PM (ZZK0E)

105 I imagined that My Haters would come out in force for this.

(I always wanted to have "Haters.")
Posted by: ace at October 14, 2021 05:38 PM

Simple, ace...empty shelves stay up. No need to h8...yet.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 14, 2021 05:44 PM (rBtIz)

106 Biden is such an incompetent idiot. His voter's are even dumber.
Posted by: IC at October 14, 2021 05:43 PM (hV9ir)
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I'll bet it's getting harder to find people who will admit to being Biden voters. It won't be hard to find people who do admit it, but I'll bet a whole heap of people will never ever acknowledge it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 14, 2021 05:44 PM (DU+/6)

107 Isn't Buttigig on maternity leave?

Like he is in any way capable and competent enough to help ease the supply chain problem. He thought this was an "in name only" kind of deal.

He's having an "Oh shit" moment.

Posted by: Seems Legit at October 14, 2021 05:44 PM (DcKNO)

108 A sort-of enumerated list:

1. I don't think running the port 24-7 is going to work. For ports like this, a) long shifts are dangerous. People start to make mistakes. b) night shifts are dangerous. Greater chance of mistakes and accidents as well.

2. I don't think the legal problems they've introduced against owner-operators are going to be fixable by making the remaining truckers work longer hours. And that's going to lead to... more accidents.

3. They're making decisions to burn more design margin, and that's not going to speed things up. It's going to _slow them down_.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, Dandolo Did Nothing Wrong at October 14, 2021 05:45 PM (taEBS)

109 the GOPe are 'pouncing' and 'seizing'? that is an impressive level of activity for them.

Posted by: IC at October 14, 2021 05:45 PM (hV9ir)

110 How dare the Rethuglicans pounce on empty shelves! They didn't even take the time to gin up a phony he-paid-Russian-whores-to-piss-on him scandal!

Posted by: Undercover FBI Informant at Thanksgiving Dinner at October 14, 2021 05:45 PM (d9FiS)

111
When it comes to Biden's dumbness, my favorite example is from before he was senile. Well, sort of. He was already senile when Clarence Thomas belittled his anemic intellect in that documentary. But I laugh every time I watch that.

Posted by: The Rt. Rev. Yudhishthira's Dice at October 14, 2021 05:45 PM (cTqLg)

112 The California truck ban isn't just for 18-wheelers hauling freight. It's for any commercial diesel truck, even pickups. Small construction businesses are having to decommission trucks older than 2011 and sell them out of state for pennies on the dollar.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at October 14, 2021 05:46 PM (LrS5c)

113 What's the over/under on how long biden threatens private business with Federal government take over if they don't "comply" with his mandates?
I am going long and saying it will be the middle of March 2022 before he makes those threats.
Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 14, 2021 05:39 PM (JUOKG)
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"Do I say or I'll nationalize you." Hmm. Didn't somebody else have that policy?
:: thinking ::
:: thinking ::

Oh yeah! The fascists!

That said, I doubt it. Not as a general proclamation. It will only be for "vital industries" that they destroy through the mandates. First up to the plate will likely be the airlines.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 14, 2021 05:46 PM (DU+/6)

114 lolzolz there was an earlier tweet today from some girlbrain congresschick who wanted to ban seeing cargo ships off the coast of Cali.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at October 14, 2021 05:46 PM (ZZK0E)

115 If those truckers and longshoreman would just take the vaccine, we wouldn't have this problem.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 14, 2021 05:46 PM (pbStR)

116 >>> 93 Food riots are always the tipping point.
Posted by: Historical fact at October 14, 2021 05:42 PM (jYQlA)

There will be no food riots because we are SMAHHHHRRRRT and everyone will do exactly what we predict they will do.

Posted by: Great Resetters at October 14, 2021 05:46 PM (ACi07)

117 I love when Grandpa Lettuce Brain does that little jog and thinks it makes him look virile. Meanwhile most of us are thinking, "did he just shart himself?".

Posted by: Marcus T at October 14, 2021 05:47 PM (J6dnG)

118 The price of Pork Butts have bottomed out. I can get a 12+ pound for under 10 dollars. Doesn't make any sense

Posted by: Truck Monkey at October 14, 2021 05:47 PM (flINI)

119 I reported this morning that some Democrat joker Rep Michelle Steel got a law passed banning cargo ships because an errant anchor ruptured a seabed pipeline.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 14, 2021 05:32 PM (s2VJv)


And even that is just a guess as to what got that pipeline. Some Coast Guard people have doubts. I'd actually think the damage would have been worse, but who knows. And these fucks in Sacramento with zero knowledge just go ahead and legislate something because it feels so good to be doing something. Anything.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 14, 2021 05:47 PM (wAnMi)

120 CA: finding new ways to screw the rest of the country on a daily basis!

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at October 14, 2021 05:47 PM (OOpLg)

121 Little town TX doesn't seem to be having a problem.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 14, 2021 05:47 PM (hoY5O)

122 Speaking of inflation, guy bid 50 feet of redwood fence replacement at $5000 to my neighbor.

Posted by: wth at October 14, 2021 05:47 PM (v0R5T)

123 Bro, your brain is suppose to have wrinkles, folds, and lobes. You don't want Lissencephaly. Lol

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at October 14, 2021 05:47 PM (RdebE)

124 @15

>> I can drive 18 hours straight, no problem. No joke. My word as a Biteum.

Umm, not unless you wave the 11 hour rule for maximum hours that a truck driver can drive.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 14, 2021 05:47 PM (9l5YM)

125 He's having an "Oh shit" moment.

Posted by: Seems Legit at October 14, 2021 05:44 PM (DcKNO)

Objection. Presupposes cognitive abilities not yet admitted into evidence.

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, #FJB. If you get it, you get it. at October 14, 2021 05:47 PM (cvNl1)

126 >>b) night shifts are dangerous


You can't deny it though...

there are some sweet sounds coming down.

Posted by: garrett at October 14, 2021 05:47 PM (5RHey)

127 the GOPe are 'pouncing' and 'seizing'? that is an impressive level of activity for them.
Posted by: IC at October 14, 2021 05:45 PM

How gauche....after Labor Day one only seizes .

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 14, 2021 05:47 PM (rBtIz)

128 Toadies - Tyler

https://youtu.be/eKbk7BPXBa4

Posted by: flounder at October 14, 2021 05:47 PM (KnJdm)

129 Ask the union, I'm sure they got the law passed that eliminates owner-operators.

Posted by: Seems Legit at October 14, 2021 05:48 PM (DcKNO)

130 The price of Pork Butts have bottomed out. I can get a 12+ pound for under 10 dollars. Doesn't make any sense
Posted by: Truck Monkey at October 14, 2021 05:47 PM (flINI)


Just means there's a shortage coming soon. I saw pork is super cheap as well, about the only affordable thing at the moment.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 14, 2021 05:48 PM (wAnMi)

131
Like he is in any way capable and competent enough to help ease the supply chain problem.
----

He will bring to bear his vast experience with enforcing the leash law in South Bend.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 14, 2021 05:48 PM (pbStR)

132 I always fantasized that I'd join some underground resistance movement and disrupt goods getting to the blue shitholes that wrecked our country after they went full commie. Turns out the commies are wrecking themselves while I sit and peck at my laptop, first bribing folks to not work and then imposing the vaccine mandate, getting independent thinkers that get things done fired, so only mindless drones that can't adapt are left.

Posted by: PaleRider, wrecker vaccine resister at October 14, 2021 05:48 PM (pxVvf)

133 Guns are made in America.

Buy your family Christmas guns.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 14, 2021 05:48 PM (7F9te)

134 Great post, compelling and rich.

Posted by: Dr Spank at October 14, 2021 05:48 PM (nbxlG)

135 Hold on. Someone found the GOP? Where have they been hiding?

Posted by: Marcus T at October 14, 2021 05:49 PM (J6dnG)

136 TOADIES

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ehqr0pG7er8

Posted by: THE MINUTEMEN at October 14, 2021 05:49 PM (5RHey)

137 Pretty much about every time the Democrats shoot themselves in the foot, it has something to do with how a national economy works in real life.
They seem to think that they can tamper with this or that for whatever goal they have and nothing will change anywhere else. .

They've done this any number of times all over the world. Remember the Soviets 5 year plans? I was just 10 and I understood they were laughable and never work. And they didn't. Part of what brought the USSR down was it could not produce goods that worked in quantities that were needed.
Now take a look at Russia. Building going on all over, Clean Streets and smiling people, wearing fashionable clothes and going to grocery stores where the shelves are full. We've swapped places and the reason is obvious.

Posted by: jakee308 at October 14, 2021 05:49 PM (sriwy)

138 Empty shelves are safe shelves, right Ace?

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at October 14, 2021 05:49 PM (sWM8x)

139 >>> 114 lolzolz there was an earlier tweet today from some girlbrain congresschick who wanted to ban seeing cargo ships off the coast of Cali.
Posted by: Tim Riggins at October 14, 2021 05:46 PM (ZZK0E)

What if there were a canal a bit North of Panama, say, along a certain border...

Posted by: Uncle Palp (Not Really) at October 14, 2021 05:49 PM (ACi07)

140 77 66
all the "black friday" christmas merch what the brick and mortar stores for their "black friday" sales is sitting at anchor off the port of Los Angeles

amazon is poised to make bank in December
Posted by: AltonJackson at October 14, 2021 05:39 PM (DUIap)

If I were a conspiracy nutter...
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You know J.J. our man Alton may have a point. I'd like to brush it off as a conspiracy theory too, but in the past few years the term conspiracy theory has become redefined to mean future headlines story in 6-12 months.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 14, 2021 05:49 PM (W+kMI)

141 man I'm glad I used my $1200 stimulus check to buy that underground bunker in northern canada. This shit's getting real.

and yeah, biden's going to start flailing on this. it's only mid-October. Only Costco has their christmas stuff up at this point. In a month, you know after Taiwan's invaded and we lose the pacific fleet after they all drive full flank onshore, and somali pirates start operating off of San Francisco...things might be a little bit tougher for team biden.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at October 14, 2021 05:50 PM (ZZK0E)

142 Buy your family Christmas guns.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 14, 2021 05:48 PM (7F9te)

Which, interestingly, is precisely why the left needs the IRS tracking every purchase over $600.

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, #FJB. If you get it, you get it. at October 14, 2021 05:50 PM (cvNl1)

143 truckers in California are not investing in new trucks because California has a law that makes them illegal in 2035

If those truckers and longshoreman would just take the vaccine, we wouldn't have this problem.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 14, 2021 05:46 PM (pbStR)
........

You know what will solve this problem? High Speed Rail!

Posted by: wth at October 14, 2021 05:50 PM (v0R5T)

144 If these lazy truckers would work 24 to 36 hours a day we wouldn't have this problem.

Posted by: Joey "2 Scoops" Biden at October 14, 2021 05:50 PM (nbxlG)

145 Isn't Buttigig on maternity leave?

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That pussy doesn't have a pussy!

(I said pussy but whatevs; I'll never run for president anyway.)

Posted by: Undercover FBI Informant at Thanksgiving Dinner at October 14, 2021 05:50 PM (d9FiS)

146 Aetius, No! You don't want a luxurious aesthetic smooth brain that looks like a veal cutlet. WtF?!? Lmao.
Wrinkles and Folds.
Wrinkles and Folds!

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at October 14, 2021 05:51 PM (RdebE)

147 135 Hold on. Someone found the GOP? Where have they been hiding?

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point of order. Whenever leftist girlbrain's complain about the GOP pouncing or whatever, they mean they found one tweet from a sub 100 follower account.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at October 14, 2021 05:51 PM (ZZK0E)

148 Speaking of inflation, guy bid 50 feet of redwood fence replacement at $5000 to my neighbor.
Posted by: wth at October 14, 2021 05:47 PM (v0R5T)
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:: chokes ::
Two years ago, I got 141' of fence in pressure-treated pine (a much cheaper wood, but still a whole lot of it) with two custom gates erected and installed for well under half that. In Redwood, it would have been a bit more than double the final price (I just checked - I still have the quote), but still around the same total price that your neighbor got - for three times as much fence.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 14, 2021 05:51 PM (DU+/6)

149 @9:

Yep. A one-off led the idiot to change the shipping industry. Also, this is just the start as truckers increasingly avoid California; the 2011 regulation and the transition to electric trucks are only the most glaring insanities imposed. All those stories about crops rotting in the fields due to lack of mass migration are about to disappear for other reasons.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at October 14, 2021 05:51 PM (nMx88)

150 If those truckers and longshoreman would just take the vaccine, we wouldn't have this problem.

It's the answer to all of our problems. Stay safe.

Posted by: A Scold of Karens at October 14, 2021 05:51 PM (Xrfse)

151 The government can't guarantee that will get our stuff in time for Christmas, but they sure as he'll can guarantee that we WONT

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at October 14, 2021 05:51 PM (E8hqW)

152 If these lazy truckers would work 24 to 36 hours a day we wouldn't have this problem.

Posted by: Joey "2 Scoops" Biden at October 14, 2021 05:50 PM (nbxlG)

Aren't truckers legally forbidden from driving more than like 8 or 10 hours a day?

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, #FJB. If you get it, you get it. at October 14, 2021 05:51 PM (cvNl1)

153 CARB are the geniuses that pay people for their old tractors. You have to crush the old tractor. It is a tractor cash for clunkers.
I hate CARB

Posted by: CaliGirl at October 14, 2021 05:51 PM (9mPbX)

154 I hear an echo in California.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at October 14, 2021 05:51 PM (IMmgC)

155 Dictatorial demands to solve problems don't work without the full and complete power to designate scapegoats and absolute power to punish them in a way to get all the other potential scapegoats to pay attention.

who has money on "seizing seed stocks in silos to feed Blue cities within a year"?

Posted by: Kindltot at October 14, 2021 05:51 PM (KbLYZ)

156 BRB, ChestFeeding

Posted by: Mayo Pete at October 14, 2021 05:51 PM (5RHey)

157 The price of Pork Butts have bottomed out. I can get a 12+ pound for under 10 dollars. Doesn't make any sense

.....

If you can't get shitty Chinese goods shipped in, you can't get American pork shipped out.

I know the Chinks own a lot of American pork processors and prolly ship a lot of it to feed all the Wangs and Wongs. Prolly having to dump it into the American market for cheap.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 14, 2021 05:52 PM (7F9te)

158 The price of Pork Butts have bottomed out. I can get a 12+ pound for under 10 dollars. Doesn't make any sense
Posted by: Truck Monkey at October 14, 2021 05:47 PM (flINI)

ISWYDT nice

Posted by: Count de Monet, Intermittent Faster, Unvaccinated Kulak-American at October 14, 2021 05:52 PM (4I/2K)

159 I'm pretty sure firing employees who don't vax is the answer.

*

I'm sticking with it all being planned and going according to plan.

Government destroys and then requires government to take over and rebuild. You know. Build back better.

Same as hospitals and healthcare post-COVID.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Listen to this SC doctor tell you about ivermectin, spoilers, only two deaths at October 14, 2021 05:52 PM (jaQXh)

160 Part of the shortages may well be due to everyone fearing shortages. ... self fulfilling prophecy.

Preppers are maybe already prepped, but now average Joes are hording due to News of Shortages. And with inflation the dollar becomes worth less ... buy this morning, because it will be 10% more this afternoon. (well, we are not Weimar republic yet, but many may be stockpiling)

Posted by: illiniwek at October 14, 2021 05:52 PM (Cus5s)

161 Joe inherited this from Trump? No f'ing way

Posted by: It's me donna at October 14, 2021 05:52 PM (RLGan)

162 The price of Pork Butts have bottomed out. I can get a 12+ pound for under 10 dollars. Doesn't make any sense
Posted by: Truck Monkey at October 14, 2021 05:47 PM


Same here, bought two decent sized ones at Sams for under $25. On the other hand, the brisket I picked up was $117. I put it back down.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 14, 2021 05:53 PM (JUOKG)

163 el gato malo has stuff to say on this subject:

https://boriquagato.substack.com/p/cave-man-capitalism

Posted by: BlackOrchid at October 14, 2021 05:53 PM (j9HX3)

164 >>Speaking of inflation, guy bid 50 feet of redwood fence replacement at $5000 to my neighbor.


Do not tell your friend this, as his wife already knows, but...
the Paolo isn't actually an Indian.
But. He plans on delivering the wood to be sure.

Posted by: Paolo at October 14, 2021 05:53 PM (5RHey)

165 If these lazy truckers would work 24 to 36 hours a day we wouldn't have this problem.

Posted by: Joey "2 Scoops" Biden at October 14, 2021 05:50 PM (nbxlG)

Aren't truckers legally forbidden from driving more than like 8 or 10 hours a day?
Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, #FJB. If you get it, you get it. at October 14, 2021 05:51 PM (cvNl1)

I'd think Trucker Joe would understand this, what with his background in trucking.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 14, 2021 05:53 PM (cSyAR)

166 Those goddam unvaccinated!

Posted by: wth at October 14, 2021 05:53 PM (v0R5T)

167 Posted by: Truck Monkey at October 14, 2021 05:47 PM (flINI)

Producers are selling off their stock because the price of keeping them is too high. Food, transportation and fuel. So they're dumping them now to get rid of those overheads.

By January you won't be able to find much meat and not much poultry. And fish is taking a hit because everyone's switching to fish.

It's all interconnected. It always has been interconnected. This is why Communism won't work. They had this problem in the first American colonies and they almost went under. A few of them did for unknown reasons but I'd bet there was a problem with the amount of work for the amount of production.

California has strangled the rest of the country and our archaic and union rules for shipping has done the rest.

Posted by: jakee308 at October 14, 2021 05:53 PM (sriwy)

168
You know what will solve this problem? High Speed Rail!
Posted by: wth
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Solar panels...solar panels will solve the problem, that and vaccine.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 14, 2021 05:54 PM (DMQdU)

169 @152

>>Aren't truckers legally forbidden from driving more than like 8 or 10 hours a day?

Truck drivers can be on the clock for a maximum of 14 hours, drive for 11 hours and must be off the clock for at least 10 hours.

So unless all of that is simply waved away, they ain't truck driving their way out of this mess.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 14, 2021 05:54 PM (9l5YM)

170 but now average Joes are hording due to News of Shortages. And with inflation the dollar becomes worth less ... buy this

I'm guilty.. Read that cooking oil will be in short supply so I bought a couple

Posted by: It's me donna at October 14, 2021 05:54 PM (RLGan)

171 CARB is also the reason you can't buy a gas can that doesn't spill gas everywhere when you try to use it.

And I'm guessing the vast majority of us don't live in California.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Listen to this SC doctor tell you about ivermectin, spoilers, only two deaths at October 14, 2021 05:54 PM (jaQXh)

172 The price of Pork Butts have bottomed out. I can get a 12+ pound for under 10 dollars. Doesn't make any sense
Posted by: Truck Monkey at October 14, 2021 05:47 PM (flINI)


I am guessing transportation bottlenecks with draw down on animals ahead of feed shortages

Posted by: Kindltot at October 14, 2021 05:54 PM (KbLYZ)

173
Aren't truckers legally forbidden from driving more than like 8 or 10 hours a day?
Posted by: Dr. Washington Nea

Yes, I'm sure they all have two logs. I don't know the exact mandated rest period.

Posted by: CaliGirl at October 14, 2021 05:54 PM (9mPbX)

174 The price of Pork Butts have bottomed out.

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Pork Butt would be a good Secret Service code name for Whoopsie Goldberg.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at October 14, 2021 05:54 PM (d9FiS)

175 truckers in California are not investing in new trucks because California has a law that makes them illegal in 2035

If those truckers and longshoreman would just take the vaccine, we wouldn't have this problem.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 14, 2021 05:46 PM (pbStR)
........

You know what will solve this problem? High Speed Rail!
Posted by: wth at October 14, 2021 05:50 PM (v0R5T)

Monorail!

Posted by: Lyle Lanley at October 14, 2021 05:54 PM (4I/2K)

176
Isn't Buttigig on maternity leave?

He's still healing up after the B section.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 14, 2021 05:55 PM (63Dwl)

177 Arizona should consider invading California and getting a Port of their own.

Posted by: garrett at October 14, 2021 05:55 PM (5RHey)

178 Ace, could you please 86 that photo of JLH? It creeps me out every time I see it.

Thanks!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 14, 2021 05:55 PM (YqDXo)

179 If these lazy truckers would work 24 to 36 hours a day we wouldn't have this problem.

Posted by: Joey "2 Scoops" Biden at October 14, 2021 05:50 PM (nbxlG)

Aren't truckers legally forbidden from driving more than like 8 or 10 hours a day?

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, #FJB. If you get it, you get it. at October 14, 2021 05:51 PM


DOT is gonna come out soon and waive the rules for truck drivers and how many hours they can drive. Logbooks are going to be a thing of the past.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 14, 2021 05:55 PM (JUOKG)

180 Are we still using the term "conspiracy theorist?"

I thought they were simply people connecting the dots?

Especially in the last 10 or so years.

Posted by: Seems Legit at October 14, 2021 05:55 PM (DcKNO)

181 So to sum up...supply chain disruptions are caused by democrats from the East coast to the West coast.

Got it.

Posted by: Tami at October 14, 2021 05:55 PM (cF8AT)

182 You cannot unload ships without freeing up capacity in warehouses, and warehouses are almost full. You need trucks and people to empty those a warehouses, which we do not have enough of.

Posted by: Josh at October 14, 2021 05:55 PM (sRvdZ)

183 Isn't Buttigig on maternity leave?

He's still healing up after the B section.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 14, 2021 05:55 PM (63Dwl)

Shows what I know. I would have assumed it was a D-section...

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, #FJB. If you get it, you get it. at October 14, 2021 05:56 PM (cvNl1)

184 Inherited it since... May 2020?

And you just decided to do something about it this f***ing week?
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Well said.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 14, 2021 05:56 PM (YqDXo)

185 Yes, I'm sure they all have two logs. I don't know the exact mandated rest period.
Posted by: CaliGirl at October 14, 2021 05:54 PM (9mPbX)
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The "real" log versus the "official" log is much harder now, especially if you work for a corporate fleet. They have GPS tracking and cellular data now. They track the truck, how fast it's going, the logs are automatic and aggregated back at the home office. Next time you're on the highway, look on the roof of the truck cabs. Most of them have domed antennas for this.

Even if they wanted to cheat, it's damned hard now.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 14, 2021 05:56 PM (DU+/6)

186 I can completely believe AB5 is contributing heavily to this. That abomination could only be passed in a place like CA.
Posted by: Catherine

Only CA? Hasn't Oregon decriminalized heroin and meth? Minnesota was in the news a lot last year and we all know what for. Then you have states like NY, PA, and MI which flat-out killed off a bunch of old folks. VT elects Bernie Sanders to Congress. Washington state is up there with the true bluers. Only CA. Maybe first but certainly not the only one capable of it.

Posted by: SFGoth at October 14, 2021 05:56 PM (KAi1n)

187 The Daily Show clutches pearls over profane anti-Biden signs; Should they be allowed on public display?

https://tinyurl.com/y2yc2t8n

Posted by: redridinghood at October 14, 2021 05:56 PM (NpAcC)

188
The supplies are coming over the ocean. He should have his minions whip the ocean.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at October 14, 2021 05:56 PM (Tq93f)

189 Shows what I know. I would have assumed it was a D-section...
Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, #FJB. If you get it, you get it. at October 14, 2021 05:56 PM (cvNl1)
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An enema, perhaps.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 14, 2021 05:57 PM (YqDXo)

190 Stop the ships the backlog disappears
That will work.

Posted by: Skip at October 14, 2021 05:57 PM (2JoB8)

191 Truckers must keep a log book and they must keep a record of what they do all day. There are limits on how long they can drive each day and how long they must not drive. If they go over and get caught they get fined and it's not cheap. More often and they lose their license.

Once again an election is highlighted as the start of more probems.

the one thing I like about a parliament is that they can call elections if they can get the votes to do so. We are stuck with 4 years of gross incompetence and brain damage.

Posted by: jakee308 at October 14, 2021 05:57 PM (sriwy)

192 I got my HCQ and Zinc today! I used this website: https://bit.ly/3aG9FGF .

There was a link to it from the Frontline Doctors site. I confess there were times when I wondered if I'd been scammed. The website is a pain. They want a picture of your driver's license and medical insurance card. I think I may have accidentally hung up on the doctor as I didn't recognize the number. But I was contacted by the pharmacy in AZ, to pay for the prescription. I received it today. I have one refill on it, so will probably fill that next month. They did not offer ivermectin. I think it's because filling it would be expensive. They do offer some "alternative therapy", if you don't choose HCQ. Glad to have it.

Posted by: notsothoreau at October 14, 2021 05:57 PM (YynYJ)

193 Oldie but goodie - Shia Lebeouf

https://youtu.be/o0u4M6vppCI

Posted by: flounder at October 14, 2021 05:57 PM (KnJdm)

194 So to sum up...supply chain disruptions are caused by democrats from the East coast to the West coast.

Got it.

**

Don't forget systemic racism in systems Republicans haven't controlled maybe ever.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Listen to this SC doctor tell you about ivermectin, spoilers, only two deaths at October 14, 2021 05:57 PM (jaQXh)

195 Kelly Bundy, discussing attendees for her 5-year high school reunion: Even [coming] from foreign countries like Indiana.
Friend 1: Indonesians are coming?? We better brush up on our Spanish!

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 14, 2021 05:58 PM (UHVv4)

196 King Knute commands the ships to unload.

Posted by: Lrrr at October 14, 2021 05:58 PM (jIL4c)

197 Only CA? Hasn't Oregon decriminalized heroin and meth? Minnesota was in the news a lot last year and we all know what for. Then you have states like NY, PA, and MI which flat-out killed off a bunch of old folks. VT elects Bernie Sanders to Congress. Washington state is up there with the true bluers. Only CA. Maybe first but certainly not the only one capable of it.
Posted by: SFGoth at October 14, 2021 05:56 PM (KAi1n)
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Ah, but our secret weapon is the wetback Lorena Gonzalez, the Mistress of Distress.

Also Scott Wiener, the Wiener of Wonder.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 14, 2021 05:58 PM (YqDXo)

198 I'm so going to make your pathetic little lives miserable. That's from a Biden.

Posted by: Joe B at October 14, 2021 05:58 PM (2xGy+)

199 >>An enema, perhaps.


And risk losing that Butt Baby Smell? Never.

Posted by: Mayo Pete at October 14, 2021 05:58 PM (5RHey)

200 Is it just me or does anyone else now sleep with clenched fists?

Posted by: Getcha Pull at October 14, 2021 05:58 PM (aR6C/)

201 Another supply chain problem in the US is there is a shortage of cardboard boxes. At least the custom printed ones. We have been discing fields because we cannot get boxes. We can't even buy stock boxes. It may be the waxed cartons.

Posted by: CaliGirl at October 14, 2021 05:58 PM (9mPbX)

202 I don't think that Trump was the smartest man in the whole wide world but THIS...he'd understand this. He'd have at least a CLUE about supply chains.

It was the best thing about him, really. He'd had to work with real people in the real world to get things done.

Posted by: Synova at October 14, 2021 05:58 PM (BD/yx)

203 This will provide an opportunity for retailers to give their shelves a thorough cleaning and eliminate the possibility of contamination from the Lambda variant.

Posted by: CircleBack Sacky at October 14, 2021 05:58 PM (jYQlA)

204 Monorail!
Posted by: Lyle Lanley at October 14, 2021 05:54 PM (4I/2K)
.......

Will it do loops and shit?

Posted by: wth at October 14, 2021 05:59 PM (v0R5T)

205 I'm looking forward to the kittens today. I'll take the bats too and spiders if necessary.

It helps with the crazy.

Posted by: Seems Legit at October 14, 2021 05:59 PM (DcKNO)

206 They ought to begin now to change name of the State of the Union address to something like Fantasy Make Believe Hour. That way, it won't be such a shock when F. Empty Shelves Biden demonstrates that he is not of this world.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at October 14, 2021 05:59 PM (d9FiS)

207 You know what will solve this problem? High Speed Rail!
Posted by: wth
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Solar panels...solar panels will solve the problem, that and vaccine.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,

=======

you guys are all wet. The only solution. The solution to all our problems is simple.

more illegals. Biden's Business is Illegals. And brother, businesss is booming.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at October 14, 2021 05:59 PM (ZZK0E)

208 he one thing I like about a parliament is that they can call elections if they can get the votes to do so. We are stuck with 4 years of gross incompetence and brain damage.
Posted by: jakee308 at October 14, 2021 05:57 PM (sriwy)
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Not worth the downside: empowering splinter fringe parties that hold the balance of power in coalitions.

In the US context, think if the Green Party had ONE seat in the Senate. Just one ...

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 14, 2021 06:00 PM (YqDXo)

209 Government destroys and then requires government to take over and rebuild. You know. Build back better.

That could very well be the plan. The fly in the ointment is that this junta isn't even competent at gracefully breaking shit. No controlled demolition, just an all-out socioeconomic nuking.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 14, 2021 06:00 PM (Xrfse)

210 Gee can take the British approach and have the army or national guard to drive the trucks.
The Brits are doing that with fuel tankers to gas stations because of the driver shortage.
Having loon red/greens blocking highways doesn't appear to be helping either.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at October 14, 2021 06:00 PM (fpRbZ)

211 The "real" log versus the "official" log is much harder now, especially if you work for a corporate fleet. They have GPS tracking and cellular data now. They track the truck, how fast it's going, the logs are automatic and aggregated back at the home office. Next time you're on the highway, look on the roof of the truck cabs. Most of them have domed antennas for this.

Even if they wanted to cheat, it's damned hard now.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 14, 2021 05:56 PM


Those GPS tattlers and electronic log books pretty much put paid to padding log books and driving over limits for truckers. That is a small part of what is driving this "shortage" of truck drivers. They can't cheat and driver more hours any longer.


All Cops have to do is plug into the truck now at weigh stations and hit the driver/company with big fines for over hour driving. You don't see many purple tag outs sitting at weigh stations in Oklahoma any more.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 14, 2021 06:00 PM (JUOKG)

212 I guess sending cash for Christmas isn't going to work, 'cause there won't be nothin to buy.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at October 14, 2021 06:00 PM (OOpLg)

213 They ought to begin now to change name of the State of the Union address to something like Fantasy Make Believe Hour.
-----------------

"Granpa, tell us a story ..."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 14, 2021 06:00 PM (YqDXo)

214 A new round of vax and mask mandates from the CDC would help unsnarl things. And declare anybody that does not cooperate a domestic terrorist.

Posted by: Ripley at October 14, 2021 06:00 PM (PTDkx)

215 @185

>Even if they wanted to cheat, it's damned hard now.


The Junta simply doesn't understand how any of the real world actually works, they simply think they can muscle their way out the catastrophe's they've uncorked.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 14, 2021 06:00 PM (9l5YM)

216 It's going to get worse and it's going to happen faster and faster.

*cues 'wish we'd all been ready' song up*

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 14, 2021 06:00 PM (V6f9+)

217 the truck, how fast it's going, the logs are automatic and aggregated back at the home office. Next time you're on the highway, look on the roof of the truck cabs. Most of them have domed antennas for this.

Even if they wanted to cheat, it's damned hard now.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (N

I'm showing my age dammit. I'm 29 and that's my story.

Posted by: CaliGirl at October 14, 2021 06:01 PM (9mPbX)

218 Also fuck california... that stupid state has compltey fucked this country all on its own.

asshole state should just be pushed into the fucking pacific

Posted by: Getcha Pull at October 14, 2021 06:01 PM (aR6C/)

219 CNN's ratings are about to go thru the roof. They just have to figure out how to get everybody else on Joe Rogan's show so they can use his numbers.

Posted by: t-bird at October 14, 2021 06:01 PM (Lt1JN)

220 I don't think that Trump was the smartest man in the whole wide world but THIS...he'd understand this. He'd have at least a CLUE about supply chains.

It was the best thing about him, really. He'd had to work with real people in the real world to get things done.
Posted by: Synova at October 14, 2021 05:58 PM (BD/yx)


I keep saying that the constant criticism of Trump for his bankruptcies missed the point: those were a point in his favor. Trump has experience with failures, which makes him sensitive to the conditions that breed those failures. The establishment hated him because he wasn't willing to enable their continued risk-taking.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at October 14, 2021 06:01 PM (jOcSX)

221 Is it just me or does anyone else now sleep with clenched fists?
Posted by: Getcha Pull at October 14, 2021 05:58 PM (aR6C/)

Sleep? It's been nightmares the past two nights.

Posted by: Count de Monet, Intermittent Faster, Unvaccinated Kulak-American at October 14, 2021 06:01 PM (4I/2K)

222 Stop the ships the backlog disappears
That will work.
Posted by: Skip

Where are the Kamikaze now that we need them?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at October 14, 2021 06:01 PM (d9FiS)

223 Let;s put Ronald Klain in a shipping container and lock him in with supplies. Ship him from Haiban[?sp?] and see how long it takes to off load him in California.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 14, 2021 06:01 PM (mRmSB)

224 Threw It On The Ground

https://youtu.be/o0u4M6vppCI

Posted by: flounder at October 14, 2021 06:01 PM (KnJdm)

225 >>You know what will solve this problem? High Speed Rail!
Posted by: wth
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Solar panels...solar panels will solve the problem, that and vaccine.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,

Wind Farms

Posted by: Capital Eff at October 14, 2021 06:01 PM (2xGy+)

226 It's just a stutter.

Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at October 14, 2021 06:01 PM (YE7rf)

227 DOT is gonna come out soon and waive the rules for truck drivers and how many hours they can drive. Logbooks are going to be a thing of the past.
Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 14, 2021 05:55 PM (JUOKG)

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Unless you aren't vaxxed. Then you will record your logbook scrupulously. You will drive masked, get tested at every single weigh station, and be banned from any truckstop, restaurant, or rest area.

Posted by: Just Lily at October 14, 2021 06:01 PM (RLLZj)

228 SFGoth, I was only discussing the gig work law. If we want to go listing all of the idiotic legislation in each state . . . CA is still way up there. I haven't heard of another state doing something that destructive with so much collateral damage. I'm sure they were not targeting court reporters with that law, but they got it good and hard. I have family there and I wish it was different. But I cheer every time I find out someone else sane has left.

Posted by: Catherine--who generally doesn't curse. at October 14, 2021 06:02 PM (c8cE2)

229 I'm shocked this cluster fuck did not happen years ago tbh.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at October 14, 2021 06:02 PM (RdebE)

230 Is it just me or does anyone else now sleep with clenched fists?
Posted by: Getcha Pull


I know I do!!

Posted by: Richard Geer at October 14, 2021 06:02 PM (mD/uy)

231 Is it just me or does anyone else now sleep with clenched fists?

Always have. It tends to guarantee me my half of the bed.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 14, 2021 06:02 PM (Xrfse)

232 Oldie but goodie - Shia Lebeouf

https://youtu.be/o0u4M6vppCI


This was better than Eagle Eye.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 14, 2021 06:02 PM (QU5/8)

233 I'm not joking when I say I can see Buttigieg sitting at a table listening to people explain to him that trucks deliver freight on roads.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Listen to this SC doctor tell you about ivermectin, spoilers, only two deaths at October 14, 2021 06:02 PM (jaQXh)

234 Democrats never seize, nor do they pounce. They bravely speak truth to power. And of course, fight for equity.

Posted by: Eeyore at October 14, 2021 06:03 PM (7X3UV)

235 Does this mean that a trucker with a 2009 Mack, registered in Texas, cannot deliver or pickup in California? Because that really seems like a Federal Interstate Commerce issue.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 14, 2021 06:03 PM (yQpMk)

236 The progs have engineered this situation deliberately. The Chinese have to be laughing their asses off.

I hope you've all carefully considered what you may need in the coming years, especially if the PRC steamrolls Taiwan - with is a potentially civilization-crushing event. We can't maintain what semblance of order is left without TMSC (yet)

Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at October 14, 2021 06:03 PM (DS/kF)

237 Charlie Spiering @charliespiering

Jen Psaki says "we cannot guarantee" that Americans will get their gifts on time this Christmas

--

I find it curious that the phony VP said a couple months back to order Christmas presents early or they may not get here. This is almost feeling like a planned crisis.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 14, 2021 06:03 PM (sVtYq)

238 at # 9: JJS

They will blame the ship's skipper for the pulled anchor, but I'm pretty sure the harbormaster (or whatever) designates anchorage positions. Maybe not, skippers have some discretion.
Lawsuits sure to follow.

Ships do drag anchor at times. It's not wise to have an anchorage upwind of underwater utilities. But, there I go again using common sense.

Posted by: boynsea at October 14, 2021 06:03 PM (cx155)

239 Is this one of those times when

"Gradually, then suddenly,"

is appropriate?

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, #FJB. If you get it, you get it. at October 14, 2021 06:03 PM (cvNl1)

240 I keep saying that the constant criticism of Trump for his bankruptcies missed the point: those were a point in his favor. Trump has experience with failures, which makes him sensitive to the conditions that breed those failures. The establishment hated him because he wasn't willing to enable their continued risk-taking.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at October 14, 2021 06:01 PM (jOcSX)
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Venture capitalists quite like funding entrepreneurs who've previously failed, because they are thought to know what NOT to do next time.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 14, 2021 06:03 PM (YqDXo)

241 You know what will solve this problem? High Speed Rail!
Posted by: wth at October 14, 2021 05:50

Monorail!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 14, 2021 06:03 PM (rBtIz)

242 How about a Red Ball Express effort?

Posted by: Count de Monet, Intermittent Faster, Unvaccinated Kulak-American at October 14, 2021 06:04 PM (4I/2K)

243 Is it just me or does anyone else now sleep with clenched fists?
Posted by: Getcha Pull at October 14, 2021 05:58 PM (aR6C/)

Funny you should ask.

I find myself clenching my teeth. I never used to do that. Never.

I'll be sitting there and reading something doesn't have to be anything about Biden or the Democrats it's a constant clench that I only notice if I happen to catch myself.

Posted by: jakee308 at October 14, 2021 06:04 PM (sriwy)

244 Oh, and BTW, FJB

Posted by: boynsea at October 14, 2021 06:04 PM (cx155)

245 Why aren't we just buying longer, more flexible supply chains? Can't we just order those off of Amazon?

Posted by: Joe Biden at October 14, 2021 06:04 PM (QU5/8)

246 Boy, this is like the scene in "The Death of Stalin" where Stalin's drunken son Vasiliy is "coaching" the Soviet hockey team by yelling, "Play better, you clattering fannies!"

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 14, 2021 06:04 PM (zTIBG)

247 My Gawd California is so focked.

Posted by: Chairman LMAO at October 14, 2021 06:04 PM (/TTi/)

248 I think this qualifies as Let It Burn.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at October 14, 2021 06:04 PM (cSs/W)

249 208 Not worth the downside: empowering splinter fringe parties that hold the balance of power in coalitions.

Yeah that cant happen in the present system

Farts

Posted by: Douche Bag McConnell Faux Republicans at October 14, 2021 06:04 PM (gkMoQ)

250 The "real" log versus the "official" log is much harder now, especially if you work for a corporate fleet. They have GPS tracking and cellular data now. They track the truck, how fast it's going, the logs are automatic and aggregated back at the home office. Next time you're on the highway, look on the roof of the truck cabs. Most of them have domed antennas for this.

Even if they wanted to cheat, it's damned hard now.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

==
==

Fairly frequent work trips across i-80 Illinois and Iowa. Can confirm. It's like every rig has a hard governor at 70mph. They become a rolling lane closure when they get in the passing lane. Unlike Indiana drivers, who do this out of stupidity, I suspect the rig drivers would rather not be driving this way.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at October 14, 2021 06:05 PM (8AONa)

251 The solution to all you're shortage issues : https://tinyurl.com/z36hxk7

Posted by: Joey "2 Scoops" Biden at October 14, 2021 06:05 PM (nbxlG)

252 >> My Gawd California is so focked.


...but. The weather.

Posted by: garrett at October 14, 2021 06:05 PM (5RHey)

253 80 I think this is also afffecting catfood and dogfood, that shizz's all made in Indonesia
Posted by: Tim Riggins

I've been wondering about that. Cat food is hit or miss. I cook for the dogs, because allergies, so I've started making the cat food, too.

Mr. April checked the cans, though, mfg in St Louis.

Posted by: April -- dash my lace wigs! at October 14, 2021 06:05 PM (OX9vb)

254 >>
Jen Psaki says "we cannot guarantee" that Americans will get their gifts on time this Christmas

The corporate cocksuckers like Walmart, Amazon, Costco, et al. can go fuck themselves.

Posted by: Capital Eff at October 14, 2021 06:05 PM (2xGy+)

255 >"SEAGULLS! (Stop It Now)" -- A Bad Lip Reading of The Empire Strikes Back

Posted by: flounder at October 14, 2021 05:39 PM (KnJdm)

I like the associated "MY STICK" song.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at October 14, 2021 06:05 PM (cSs/W)

256 WHERE'S MY TPE LOVE DOLL?

Posted by: wth at October 14, 2021 06:06 PM (v0R5T)

257 There was a link to it from the Frontline Doctors site. I confess there were times when I wondered if I'd been scammed. The website is a pain. They want a picture of your driver's license and medical insurance card. I think I may have accidentally hung up on the doctor as I didn't recognize the number. But I was contacted by the pharmacy in AZ, to pay for the prescription. I received it today. I have one refill on it, so will probably fill that next month. They did not offer ivermectin. I think it's because filling it would be expensive. They do offer some "alternative therapy", if you don't choose HCQ. Glad to have it.

Posted by: notsothoreau at October 14, 2021 05:57 PM (YynYJ)

The other day someone posted a link to Indiamart. They had gotten some drugs from them, including ivermectin. I checked it out and got all sorts of responses from their sellers but I dunno...I sure as hell am not giving them a CC number. I guess the alternative is to use PayPal. Ugh.

Posted by: Tami at October 14, 2021 06:06 PM (cF8AT)

258 Yep. A one-off led the idiot to change the shipping industry. Also, this is just the start as truckers increasingly avoid California; the 2011 regulation and the transition to electric trucks are only the most glaring insanities imposed. All those stories about crops rotting in the fields due to lack of mass migration are about to disappear for other reasons.
Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at October 14, 2021 05:51 PM (nMx8

It will get worse when Oregon and Washington follow suit because you know they will. It does make sense since half of both state's population are from California.

Remember, to every former Californian, California was always better. That is why when they move to another state and they have to make it just like home.

Posted by: Beartooth at October 14, 2021 06:06 PM (68WvR)

259 I am so sick of Geraghty's act. He was a pom pom waving cheerleader for outsourcing American manufacturing, now he pretends to be a savvy observer of the disaster he advocated for when global supply chains stop working.

It's just like his (effective) support of Clinton and Biden for President. He works to get them elected then does his concerned savvy analysis of Biden's failures. What a fraud.

Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at October 14, 2021 06:06 PM (d9Cw3)

260 There's a purina plant in Decatur, Alabama. You can smell it when you pass over the bridge going into town.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Listen to this SC doctor tell you about ivermectin, spoilers, only two deaths at October 14, 2021 06:06 PM (jaQXh)

261 Unless you aren't vaxxed. Then you will record your logbook scrupulously. You will drive masked, get tested at every single weigh station, and be banned from any truckstop, restaurant, or rest area.
Posted by: Just Lily at October 14, 2021 06:01 PM (RLLZj)


No need, just ban them from driving. They have illegals to take take those driving slots anyways.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 14, 2021 06:06 PM (KbLYZ)

262 I will send Project Veritas a grand if they get footage of every elected Democrat getting scarce goods delivered to them. Not that it will change the hearts and minds of leftists, but just for the lulz.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at October 14, 2021 06:06 PM (nMx88)

263 Anyone else surprised that California hasn't replaced the Bear on their flag with a San Francisco approved Bear?


I think they need an Andrew Sullivan approved Bear.

Posted by: garrett at October 14, 2021 06:06 PM (5RHey)

264 Jen Psaki says "we cannot guarantee" that Americans will get their gifts on time this Christmas

Joe retiring to a home for the demented would work.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 14, 2021 06:06 PM (cSyAR)

265 Jen Psaki says "we cannot guarantee" that Americans will get their gifts on time this Christmas

-
Also, election day is iffy.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at October 14, 2021 06:07 PM (d9FiS)

266
I find myself clenching my teeth. I never used to do that. Never.

I'll be sitting there and reading something doesn't have to be anything about Biden or the Democrats it's a constant clench that I only notice if I happen to catch myself.
Posted by: jakee308 at October 14, 2021 06:04 PM (sriwy)

I've been doing that too. I find myself grinding my teeth. I like Ace's bat videos relax me from all the terrible news.

Posted by: CaliGirl at October 14, 2021 06:07 PM (9mPbX)

267 Every shelf is loaded.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 14, 2021 06:07 PM (kBuGL)

268 Gee, PDT repeatedly pointed out that manufacturing everything overseas was a bad idea. He even tried, through tax policy, to get companies to return.

The Biden Junta, even after all this, will still pursue policies that are openly antagonistic toward small and medium business.

It's almost as if the Junta is at war with America.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at October 14, 2021 06:07 PM (OOpLg)

269 At my Wal-Mart we are already stockpiling trailers with toys for Christmas.

So Jen you ignorant slut

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 14, 2021 06:07 PM (mRmSB)

270 All those container ships...Over the Horizon.

Posted by: JuJuBee at October 14, 2021 06:07 PM (mNhhD)

271 >>I find myself clenching my teeth.


A pillow can help with that

Posted by: Mayo Pete at October 14, 2021 06:07 PM (5RHey)

272 More on the CA truck issue:
https://is.gd/rix9yK

Posted by: NoOne NoHow at October 14, 2021 05:32 PM (vlXMQ)

Biden, or his handlers, if they had any sense, could lift that bottleneck with the stroke of a pen. Just Federalize the ports, and any and all roads that truckers need to use to get goods from the port to the Cali state line. Federal marshals to patrol said roads, authorized to shoot dead any Kalifornia Kowboys trying to enforce Kali's insane enviro laws.

But, of course, he won't do that, because he is a sucker of cock.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 14, 2021 06:08 PM (jKBkl)

273 we have Invermectin and Penis enlargement pills ! Please to provide credit card number for fast delivery and service !

Posted by: runner at October 14, 2021 06:08 PM (V13WU)

274 263 Anyone else surprised that California hasn't replaced the Bear on their flag with a San Francisco approved Bear?


I think they need an Andrew Sullivan approved Bear.
Posted by: garrett at October

Do not give them any ideas. In my area they used to chain up California grizzly bears and have them fight bulls.

Posted by: CaliGirl at October 14, 2021 06:09 PM (9mPbX)

275 Biden is also asking Energy companies to "reduce prices". I'd love to be there and see someone say "yeah? reverse your decision on Keystone, Bitch!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2021 06:09 PM (evAgx)

276 @259:

Spot on, Buck. The Cruiseservatives' act has gotten old and tiresome. Next week they will be tone policing nasty things said about Biden. Screw 'em.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at October 14, 2021 06:09 PM (nMx88)

277 ...but. The weather.
Posted by: garrett at October 14, 2021 06:05 PM (5RHey)
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Which is what attracted all the liberals here starting 50 years ago.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 14, 2021 06:09 PM (YqDXo)

278 So Trump is now responsible for Biden "inheriting" stupid California state laws that Dims there enacted, which have caused all these supply-chain problems?

Ron Klain is an incompetent fuckwit. Democrats caused these problems, just like they cause most problems in this country, because they are so fucking stupid and they can't resist passing stupid laws that fuck things up.

Biden didn't "inherit" this problem, just like he didn't "inherit" the millions of illegal aliens that are now flooding across our border every month. Biden and Klain and their dim-witted fellow Dims created these problems, and they've got plenty more coming our way -- runaway inflation, higher taxes, spiraling energy and healthcare costs, being just a few of them.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 14, 2021 06:09 PM (k4dH2)

279 >>I find myself clenching my teeth.


A pillow can help with that
Posted by: Mayo Pete at October 14, 2021 06:07 PM (5RHey)

+1

Posted by: Antonin Scalia at October 14, 2021 06:09 PM (4I/2K)

280 Does this mean that a trucker with a 2009 Mack, registered in Texas, cannot deliver or pickup in California? Because that really seems like a Federal Interstate Commerce issue.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 14, 2021 06:03 PM (yQpMk)


Interstate commerce only means the USDOL can come in and regulate your piece rate workers and impose laws created to combat sweatshops no matter how little you make or what industry you are in. Especially if you are politically active for the wrong party.
Otherwise it is a local jurisdictional issue

Posted by: Kindltot at October 14, 2021 06:10 PM (KbLYZ)

281 The state flag for the People's Republic of San Francisco will be Inflated Scrotum Man. With a rainbow.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 14, 2021 06:10 PM (mRmSB)

282 I'm in the container business. It's actually worse than what is being reported. Supply chain has disrupted biz model. Containers going back across ocean once emptied. Cost to sail from China to LA up from $3k to $25-$27k. Welcome back, 70s inflation and a host of other shit sammiches

Posted by: scampydog at October 14, 2021 06:10 PM (oHg2q)

283 54 >>>17 Empty shelves- but sturdy!
Posted by: ace contracting

I imagined that My Haters would come out in force for this.

(I always wanted to have "Haters.")

Posted by: ace at October 14, 2021 05:38 PM (0G13K)


You were not wrong when you predicted you wouldn't stop hearing about it for a while.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at October 14, 2021 06:10 PM (fpng3)

284 I've been doing that too. I find myself grinding my teeth. I like Ace's bat videos relax me from all the terrible news.
Posted by: CaliGirl at October 14, 2021 06:07 PM (9mPbX)
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I use videos of golden retriever puppies.

Works every time.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 14, 2021 06:10 PM (YqDXo)

285 I remember thinking when folks here would say "let it burn" that "we're in this too!".

Sure let the whole thing tumble down. Meantime you and I and your sister down the street are paying for all the a**holes that don't try and educate themselves and try and listen to other places for news. I got a friend I asked her had she heard about this or that (stuff we've discussed here for weeks) on the news and she tells me "No". I don't bother to ask why she doesn't check cause I don't want to get into an argument but it does beg the question.

Why did all these people let this happen? Seems those of us who understood what was going on were tuned into somewhere while everyone else was on planet unicorn. And they voted accordingly. (she says she voted for Trump but I don't believe her cause she didn't like "all the hate" yet she knew Biden was gonna be a catastrophe economically.)

Posted by: jakee308 at October 14, 2021 06:11 PM (sriwy)

286 Ron Klain repeatedly retweets Jason Furman: Most of the economic problems we're facing (inflation, supply chains, etc.) are high class problems. We wouldn't have had them if the unemployment rate was still 10 percent. We would instead have had a much worse problem.

Posted by: Lola at October 14, 2021 06:11 PM (VQp1G)

287 I can see Leftifornia shooting themselves in the foot, but it's not the only ocean port in the US. Are there backlog shipping off Washington and Oregon, NY, Philadelphia, Baltimore, N.O ?

Posted by: Skip at October 14, 2021 06:11 PM (2JoB8)

288 So just where has Transportation Sect, Buttgig been lately anyway?



On second thought I really don't want to know.

Posted by: Ripley at October 14, 2021 06:11 PM (PTDkx)

289 The Democrats are trying to be the Grinch, but they missed the most important theme of the book

"Maybe Christmas (he thought) didn't come from from a store. Maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more."

I don't need a cargo ship of Chinese goods to make a happy and peaceful Christmas for my family. I can gift my children with some family heirlooms, things that have meaning for them or I can support local artisans and find something sure to please them. An old book shop has thousands of titles to choose from, most of them written before the great wokeness took hold. I am still going to have my Christmas this year.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at October 14, 2021 06:11 PM (a4EWo)

290 "I sure as hell am not giving them a CC number. I guess the alternative is to use PayPal. Ugh.
Posted by: Tami at October 14, 2021 06:06 PM (cF8AT)"

Having extra cards with different numbers handy is useful if you need to do transactions at arm's length.

Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at October 14, 2021 06:12 PM (DS/kF)

291 so I went to "The Many Saints of Newark".....

I learned a few things:

1) I paid 68 bucks for a 1/2 assed flashback episode of the Sopranos

2) Dickie Moltisanti contrary to his asshole nasa beaked son was not a junkie and was used by "Kristof-a" as an excuse-classy move kid

3) If I had grown up in Joisey in the 70s I would have blown my brains out.

4) Friends don't let friends drive home alone

Posted by: sven at October 14, 2021 06:12 PM (Lzpvj)

292 Sen. Miss Lindsey will solve this by saying things, in an angry voice, on TV.

The Sock Puppet owns the everything wrong and going wrong in the economy but he will get a protection from all the negative parts of this disaster from the UniParty media because that is what journalist do now. Come Thanksgiving evening and weekend that will change when people get serious about Christmas shopping only to discover the store shelves are full of Biden.

Posted by: LostInSpace at October 14, 2021 06:12 PM (ESLBo)

293 You were not wrong when you predicted you wouldn't stop hearing about it for a while.
Posted by: Jeff Weimer at October 14, 2021 06:10 PM (fpng3)

*tinfoil* What if the shelves (and especially the drill) are just fabricated stories that THEY want us to believe?! Humanizing moments that make us think 'Hey, I like that guy- at least I have never done that!'

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 14, 2021 06:12 PM (kBuGL)

294 THE ECONOMY IS GROWING. THANK JOE BIDEN.

Posted by: OBEY at October 14, 2021 06:12 PM (77wc3)

295 "You know what will solve this problem? High Speed Rail!"

Exactly ... high speed rail, underwater all the way to China (last thing we want to do is make China bad by not being totally dependent on them)

I think AOC actually suggest underwater tunnels to Hawaii. A some study was looking into underwater tunnel ... maybe Alaska to Russia ... on to China probably. ... Ships are cheapest, then rail, then trucks, then ... solar powered golf carts I guess.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 14, 2021 06:12 PM (Cus5s)

296 They will blame the ship's skipper for the pulled anchor, but I'm pretty sure the harbormaster (or whatever) designates anchorage positions. Maybe not, skippers have some discretion.
Lawsuits sure to follow.

Ships do drag anchor at times. It's not wise to have an anchorage upwind of underwater utilities. But, there I go again using common sense.

Posted by: boynsea at October 14, 2021 06:03 PM


In places where ships anchor there are warnings on charts and in shallow water there are actual markers that shout "under water cable/pipelines do not anchor here". The harbormaster who told that ship to anchor in place is at fault for the oil spill.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 14, 2021 06:12 PM (JUOKG)

297 288 So just where has Transportation Sect, Buttgig been lately anyway?



On second thought I really don't want to know.

Posted by: Ripley at October 14, 2021 06:11 PM (PTDkx)

Surprise Anal Otters is not just a river in Egypt.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 14, 2021 06:12 PM (kBuGL)

298 Democrats never seize, nor do they pounce. They bravely speak truth to power. And of course, fight for equity.

--

and rarely, sometimes, they may have been ineffective in clearly articulating in understandable small words how awesome they are for the avg voter to comprehend them

Posted by: Tim Riggins at October 14, 2021 06:13 PM (ZZK0E)

299 I will send Project Veritas a grand if they get footage of every elected Democrat getting scarce goods delivered to them. Not that it will change the hearts and minds of leftists, but just for the lulz.
Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at October 14, 2021 06:06 PM (nMx8

In addition, I'd also like to see the sexual harassments and prescription drug delivery lists.

Posted by: Beartooth at October 14, 2021 06:13 PM (68WvR)

300 289 Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at October 14, 2021 06:11 PM (a4EWo)

Americans take for granted that all our material ease in life just happens, unlearning that falsehood will be expensive but worth it.

Posted by: sven at October 14, 2021 06:13 PM (Lzpvj)

301 So just where has Transportation Sect, Buttgig been lately anyway?


He's working digitally behIIIIIIIIIIIND the scenes.

Posted by: Richard Geer at October 14, 2021 06:13 PM (mD/uy)

302 Maybe Joe should hire Russel Crowe and Tugger.

Posted by: wth at October 14, 2021 06:13 PM (v0R5T)

303 If I had grown up in Joisey in the 70s I would have blown my brains out.

I did; and I didn't !

Posted by: JT at October 14, 2021 06:13 PM (arJlL)

304 Off gerbil man sock

Posted by: Tonypete at October 14, 2021 06:13 PM (mD/uy)

305 I use videos of golden retriever puppies.

Works every time.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 14, 2021 06:10 PM (YqDXo)

*fistbump* dog videos in general.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 14, 2021 06:13 PM (kBuGL)

306 Welcome back, 70s inflation and a host of other shit sammiches

Posted by: scampydog at October 14, 2021 06:10 PM (oHg2q)

So... will vanity plates be counted as 'even' or 'odd' when the gas rationing starts?

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, #FJB. If you get it, you get it. at October 14, 2021 06:13 PM (cvNl1)

307 Which is what attracted all the liberals here starting 50 years ago.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 14, 2021 06:09 PM (YqDXo)

I think it was the Beach Boys California Girls. That made me want to go to California. I shoulda gone east.

Posted by: jakee308 at October 14, 2021 06:13 PM (sriwy)

308 So just where has Transportation Sect, Buttgig been lately anyway?
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He's reaching out around.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 14, 2021 06:14 PM (YqDXo)

309
When people get hungry, they get desperate.

When they get desperate, they get violent.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 14, 2021 06:14 PM (7F9te)

310 I read this at the Conservative Treehouse, lots of details with the issues at the ports

The California Version of The Green New Deal and an October 16, 2020, EPA Settlement With Transportation is What's Creating The Container Shipping Backlog -- Working CA Ports 24/7 Will Not Help, Here's Why


https://tinyurl.com/5ekc95sc

good read

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 14, 2021 06:15 PM (uvIpl)

311 I am still going to have my Christmas this year.
Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz

Good !

Hiya Debs !

Posted by: JT at October 14, 2021 06:15 PM (arJlL)

312 The Daily Show
@TheDailyShow
Should "F**k Biden" flags be allowed on public display in neighborhoods? @michaelkosta reports on the free speech debate.

-
Yeah, can't we have a little m*th*rf*ck*ng civility?!!!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at October 14, 2021 06:15 PM (d9FiS)

313 I think it was the Beach Boys California Girls. That made me want to go to California. I shoulda gone east.
Posted by: jakee308 at October 14, 2021 06:13 PM (sriwy)
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All of a piece. The weather, the ocean, the girls.

Nobody ever sang "I wish they all could be New England girls." Except manatee fetishes, maybe.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 14, 2021 06:15 PM (YqDXo)

314 biden is on his way to out cartering carter

Nice fixed Supreme Court "commission" ya got there? Assholes

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 14, 2021 06:15 PM (Irn0L)

315 303 Posted by: JT at October 14, 2021 06:13 PM (arJlL)

You are made of stronger stuff than I am, or have a lot less nerves and introspective angst....

I now will never mock BRUUUUUCCCCEEEE Springsteen again I suppose.

Posted by: sven at October 14, 2021 06:15 PM (Lzpvj)

316 Do not give them any ideas. In my area they used to chain up California grizzly bears and have them fight bulls.
Posted by: CaliGirl at October 14, 2021 06:09 PM (9mPbX)


So who are you suggesting we chain up and have fight his wife's bull?

Posted by: Kindltot at October 14, 2021 06:15 PM (KbLYZ)

317 What ports does Amazon ship their stuff through? Isn't it stuck with the same problem? Or does it have a secret port in Tijuana?

Seems like there's an opportunity here for Mexico.

Posted by: SFGoth at October 14, 2021 06:15 PM (KAi1n)

318 While I will gladly hammer Xi Biden over and over about his stupidity, and I will acknowledge his new "policies" won't help enough...

I do HAVE to say that both opening the ports to 24 hour operations *and* allowing truckers to drive better hours will ease some of the problem. Don't mock them - lots of logistics folks have been complaining about the strict limits on truck drivers and about the stupid insistence on sticking to "normal" hours at the ports.

I would pile other things on top of that (that would mainly be private efforts, if allowed to be generally unconstrained) to make it work. But I certainly would implement those two policies,

Posted by: GWB at October 14, 2021 06:16 PM (7HIlM)

319
I'm not joking when I say I can see Buttigieg sitting at a table listening to people explain to him that trucks deliver freight on roads.


He just wants to complete a full set of Hess die cast collectibles vecause ge's

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 14, 2021 06:16 PM (pNxlR)

320 @TheDailyShow
Should "F**k Biden" flags be allowed on public display in neighborhoods? @michaelkosta reports on the free speech debate.

**

(puts on vagina-shaped thinking cap)

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Listen to this SC doctor tell you about ivermectin, spoilers, only two deaths at October 14, 2021 06:16 PM (jaQXh)

321 Ron Klain isn't stupid. He just knows that his voters are.

Posted by: CppThis at October 14, 2021 06:16 PM (UewuT)

322 sven, lot a life lessons coming.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 14, 2021 06:16 PM (hoY5O)

323 The Daily Show
@TheDailyShow
Should "F**k Biden" flags be allowed on public display in neighborhoods? @michaelkosta reports on the free speech debate.

Lets go Brandon!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 14, 2021 06:16 PM (Irn0L)

324 So feeding your family is a high-class problem.

Good to know.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 14, 2021 06:17 PM (lTC1F)

325 Americans take for granted that all our material ease in life just happens, unlearning that falsehood will be expensive but worth it.

Most will not be capable of handling it.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 14, 2021 06:17 PM (Xrfse)

326 @TheDailyShow
Should "F**k Biden" flags be allowed on public display in neighborhoods? @michaelkosta reports on the free speech debate.


When Vice President Harris can herself use the f-word on national television ("What the fuck is that?"), then it's totally okay for the rest of us to do it.

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, #FJB. If you get it, you get it. at October 14, 2021 06:17 PM (cvNl1)

327 Nothing to do with wuhanesee virus.
All to do with Green agenda and California.

And Brandon goes on TV and lies.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 14, 2021 06:17 PM (uvIpl)

328 So Trump is now responsible for Biden "inheriting" stupid California state laws that Dims there enacted, which have caused all these supply-chain problems?


---

lefty girlbrain journos have problems with this idea.

trump didn't inherit obama's economy after 2 years of his deregulations and tax cuts and tariff deals.

biden didn't inherit trump's whatever after changing the rules

Posted by: Tim Riggins at October 14, 2021 06:17 PM (ZZK0E)

329 biden is on his way to out cartering carter

Nice fixed Supreme Court "commission" ya got there? Assholes
Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 14, 2021 06:15 PM (Irn0L)
---------------

Notice how Democrat Presidents seem determined to outdo each in causing catastrophes?

Carter ... Obongo ... F. Joe Biden

Clinton would have, but a Republican Congress largely kept him on a leash.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 14, 2021 06:17 PM (YqDXo)

330 I am getting the impression that somebody or somebodies is following a plan to collapse the country in every dimension possible.

Posted by: LostInSpace at October 14, 2021 06:17 PM (ESLBo)

331 F*ck Trevor Noah bumper stickers hitting the press.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 14, 2021 06:17 PM (7F9te)

332 SMART the main union of railroad workers tells Fuck Biden to go fuck himself. No clot shots. Fuck off. We are going to walk.

Union Pacific, BNSF, NS, CSX, etc....200K members.

Posted by: Capital Eff at October 14, 2021 06:17 PM (2xGy+)

333 I use videos of golden retriever puppies.

Works every time.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay

Puppy and kitten videos work well also.

Posted by: CaliGirl at October 14, 2021 06:17 PM (9mPbX)

334 Damn.

Biden is going to be the reason a LOT of kids figure out that Santa isn't real this year.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Listen to this SC doctor tell you about ivermectin, spoilers, only two deaths at October 14, 2021 06:17 PM (jaQXh)

335 Where the hell has our country gone? The only time previously I've seen empty shelves here is before a snowstorm, but yesterday? No eggs, no milk. Not one gallon of milk at the supermarket. We have a half dozen chickens for eggs (town limit is 4 shhhhh), but I'm not gonna be able to hide a dairy cow from the neighbors. Fuck Slow Joe.

Posted by: Toni-not an anti-vaxxer, just Mrs. Doubt Pfizer at October 14, 2021 06:17 PM (PgM6e)

336 325 Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 14, 2021 06:17 PM (Xrfse)

The nice thing about reality is it remains no matter how one feels about it-and reality is coming and hell is coming with her.

Posted by: sven at October 14, 2021 06:18 PM (Lzpvj)

337 Have these tech restrictions on trucks actually improved safety/decreased accidents/death? Seems to me they would so while I don't know, my question is not snarky. Of course, if the *science* shows that there is no significant increase in safety, then point?

Posted by: SFGoth at October 14, 2021 06:18 PM (KAi1n)

338 Ships are going to California because they're coming from East Asia.

Altho it may start to break even I laughed at DeSantis telling shippers to come to Fla. That would add a lot to the shipping costs that have already been contracted. fuel and canal fees, labor costs. etc.

So their still going to go to the west coast to unload for the foreseeable future.

Posted by: jakee308 at October 14, 2021 06:18 PM (sriwy)

339 What ports does Amazon ship their stuff through? Isn't it stuck with the same problem? Or does it have a secret port in Tijuana?

Seems like there's an opportunity here for Mexico.

Jeff Bezos as the new head of the Sinaloa Cartel. There's a timeline I didn't see coming.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 14, 2021 06:19 PM (QU5/8)

340 When Vice President Harris can herself use the f-word on national television ("What the fuck is that?"), then it's totally okay for the rest of us to do it.
Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, #FJB. If you get it, you get it. at October 14, 2021 06:17 PM (cvNl1)
----------------

Who was the Congresswog who used the f-word in connection with impeaching President Trump?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 14, 2021 06:19 PM (YqDXo)

341
319 -- don't doze off while composing when your finger is near the screen ...

Shorter Slow Joe Duke: "Turn Those Trucks Back On!"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 14, 2021 06:19 PM (pNxlR)

342 but I'm not gonna be able to hide a dairy cow from the neighbors. Fuck Slow Joe.
Posted by: Toni-not an anti-vaxxer, just Mrs. Doubt Pfizer

Put a Halloween mask on the cow.....

Posted by: JT at October 14, 2021 06:19 PM (arJlL)

343 reality is coming and hell is coming with her.

Posted by: sven at October 14, 2021 06:18 PM (Lzpvj)

Is she riding a white horse?

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, #FJB. If you get it, you get it. at October 14, 2021 06:19 PM (cvNl1)

344 CARB are the geniuses that pay people for their old tractors. You have to crush the old tractor. It is a tractor cash for clunkers.
I hate CARB
Posted by: CaliGirl at October 14, 2021 05:51 PM (9mPbX)

Air is an unlimited resource, anyway. You suck air out of some place, more blows in. Uncanny, it is.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 14, 2021 06:19 PM (32Tzs)

345 Lemaitre - Closer

https://youtu.be/eS_korRhTDk

Posted by: flounder at October 14, 2021 06:19 PM (KnJdm)

346

Rasta Redpill @RastaRedpill

HOW YOU PUT A STOP TO VACCINE MANDATES!

https://tinyurl.com/58dbsy2f

full of expletives

'Don't be no yellow-bellied son of a b*tch, stand up'...

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 14, 2021 06:19 PM (uvIpl)

347 Already prepared my kids for a sub par. Christmas. Biden built that!

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 14, 2021 06:20 PM (urxiZ)

348 Toni, go with a nanny goat.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 14, 2021 06:20 PM (hoY5O)

349 Who was the Congresswog who used the f-word in connection with impeaching President Trump?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 14, 2021 06:19 PM (YqDXo)

Talib.

"We're gonna impeach the motherfucker!"

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, #FJB. If you get it, you get it. at October 14, 2021 06:20 PM (cvNl1)

350 It never fails.

You can always tell when socialists are in power by how empty the shelves are.

A pandemic will of course lead to problems. But as we see here, even that is nothing compared to what the socialists will deliver --- well, I guess I should say won't deliver.

Posted by: Thatch at October 14, 2021 06:20 PM (qWceQ)

351 Who was the Congresswog who used the f-word in connection with impeaching President Trump?

--

That was Rancid Taliban.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 14, 2021 06:21 PM (sVtYq)

352 343 Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, #FJB. If you get it, you get it. at October 14, 2021 06:19 PM (cvNl1)

A gaunt one with fire in her eyes and smoke in her nostrils...

the bright side is I will be a lot less bothered being poor than Karen wine mom.

Posted by: sven at October 14, 2021 06:21 PM (Lzpvj)

353 The Biden supply problem is anti-Semitic too when you think about it. Even during the Jimmy Carter years, we got some present every night of Hannukah. Finally, Jews may stop reflexively voting Dem.

Posted by: SFGoth at October 14, 2021 06:21 PM (KAi1n)

354 That would be Rashida Taaib

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at October 14, 2021 06:21 PM (a4EWo)

355 sadly, the only thing that will wake up these stupid fucks is when they can no longer get their precious new chinese apple i-product.

THEN my fellows we will hear screeching like never before and i do firmly believe that will be the straw that broke the lazy ass back

Posted by: Getcha Pull at October 14, 2021 06:21 PM (aR6C/)

356 The trucking issue with California LA ports, ie the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB), is that all semi tractors have to be current with new California emissions standards. As a consequence, that mean trucks cannot be older than 3 years if they are to pick up or deliver containers at those ports. This issue wipes out approximately half of the fleet trucks used to move containers in/out of the port. Operating the port 24/7 will not cure the issue, because all it does is pile up more containers that sit idle as they await a limited number of trucks to pick them up. THIS is the central issue.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 14, 2021 06:21 PM (uvIpl)

357 "Why can't we just ship the containers to China and offload them there?!?!? Super easy ... barely an inconvenience."

Posted by: ShainS -- State-Stamped Sluggish Schizophrenic at October 14, 2021 06:22 PM (gdcdy)

358 I'm not gonna be able to hide a dairy cow from the neighbors.
_______________

Just tell them it's an illegal alien from Guatemala.

Then it can do whatever the hell it wants, and laws don't apply!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 14, 2021 06:22 PM (k4dH2)

359 So their still going to go to the west coast to unload for the foreseeable future.
Posted by: jakee308 at October 14, 2021 06:18 PM (sriwy)

I call it a "two-for", the fact that this is also fucking up the Chinese suppliers who's payments are getting delayed.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2021 06:22 PM (evAgx)

360 The California Version of The Green New Deal and an October 16, 2020, EPA Settlement With Transportation is What's Creating The Container Shipping Backlog -- Working CA Ports 24/7 Will Not Help, Here's Why


https://tinyurl.com/5ekc95sc

good read
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 14, 2021 06:15 PM (uvIpl)

***

Great article. Thanks.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Listen to this SC doctor tell you about ivermectin, spoilers, only two deaths at October 14, 2021 06:22 PM (jaQXh)

361 Arizona should consider invading California and getting a Port of their own.
Posted by: garrett at October 14, 2021 05:55 PM (5RHey)

Or at least a saucy little Chardonnay.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 14, 2021 06:22 PM (32Tzs)

362 Where the hell has our country gone? The only time previously I've seen empty shelves here is before a snowstorm, but yesterday? No eggs, no milk. Not one gallon of milk at the supermarket.
Posted by: Toni-not an anti-vaxxer

But PDT said 'p*ssy'.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 14, 2021 06:22 PM (mD/uy)

363 I can see Leftifornia shooting themselves in the foot, but it's not the only ocean port in the US. Are there backlog shipping off Washington and Oregon, NY, Philadelphia, Baltimore, N.O ?
Posted by: Skip at October 14, 2021 06:11 PM (2JoB


Yes, all the west coast ports have ships in them that have been in port 2-4 weeks, including Seattle.

From the online logs the usual port call is about 4 days

https://www.vesselfinder.com/

Zoom in on a port and look for the anchor symbol, click on that and get the list of ships in port. From there start clicking on ships to see how long it has been since they arrived and how long they usually stay in ports in other countries

Posted by: Kindltot at October 14, 2021 06:22 PM (KbLYZ)

364 What will become more valuable by Christmas, a box of .223 or a number 10 can of powdered eggs?

Posted by: Capital Eff at October 14, 2021 06:22 PM (2xGy+)

365 349 Georgia's stupidest Shela

Posted by: Skip at October 14, 2021 06:22 PM (2JoB8)

366 Everytime FJB orders someone to fix Dem created problems, people notice that he is impotent and weak. And more people just ignore FJB. I think we are about to dissapoint Ole' FJB as badly as we dissappointed the SCFOAMF.

Posted by: tbodie at October 14, 2021 06:22 PM (na0uG)

367 CARB was responsible for MTBE. Anyone here listen to Lee Rodgers back in the day? He was one of the greats.

Posted by: SFGoth at October 14, 2021 06:23 PM (KAi1n)

368 It's beginning to look a lot like Biden
Everywhere you go
Take a look at the five and ten
It's Biden once again
With Hunter prints and Chicoms aglow...

Posted by: LostInSpace at October 14, 2021 06:23 PM (ESLBo)

369 In an effort to offset the problem, transportation companies started using compliant trucks (low emission) to take the products to the California state line, where they could be transferred to non-compliant trucks who cannot enter California. However, the scale of the problem creates an immediate bottleneck that builds over time. It doesn't matter if the ports start working 24/7, they are only going to end up with even more containers waiting on a limited amount of available trucks.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 14, 2021 06:23 PM (uvIpl)

370 re: sidebar

Damn. I really hope that kid's parents did not trade on the tragic death of their child.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 14, 2021 06:23 PM (kBuGL)

371 >>>But PDT said 'p*ssy'.
Posted by: Tonypete

I remember the gas lines in the 70s. Good times

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 14, 2021 06:23 PM (urxiZ)

372 Yes, years ago the private sector predicted this would happen, and they started taking actions to protect their supply chains. What these massive corporations did to reduce their exposure to supply chain disruption was to immediately formulate plans to divert their goods to other ports. This was a very expensive shift in supply chain and logistic efforts for these massive corporations, which includes: Amazon, Walmart, UPS, FedEx, Samsung, The Home Depot and Target.
A long time before and during the era of the Trump administration, those massive multinational corporations knew they would need to redirect their import cargo quickly to avoid the bottleneck caused by California's new emission standards. They began organizing new destination ports for their products and began setting up new hubs and distribution networks to avoid the predictable California port bottlenecks.
Obviously, for politically correct reasons; and in an effort to avoid the woke mob of environmentalist jackboots, the corporations didn't publicly share any of the issues they could foresee coming - they just worked independently and quietly to avoid the issue.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 14, 2021 06:24 PM (uvIpl)

373 good read
Posted by: artisanal 'ette


Thanks. Explains a lot. The EPA has been a rogue elephant for quite some time. I guess the CDC decided it was time to up the ante.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 14, 2021 06:24 PM (Xrfse)

374 Why would you think that some peculiar way in which that persons body chemistry, brain and so forth come together would have an easily identifiable trait?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 14, 2021 05:39 PM (kBuGL)


Very simply, because of Progressivism, they believe that all of nature - including every aspect of man - is governed by mechanistic materialist laws they can discover because they are so smart. Because science is the result of man's mind, it must apply to everything, and must mean we can find and exploit the things that will make us ubermensch.

(And, no, science is not the result of simply man's mind, but a combination of the Creator, His creation, and the mind He gave His created.)

Posted by: GWB at October 14, 2021 06:24 PM (7HIlM)

375 356 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 14, 2021 06:2

Quite, add in AB5 essentially outlawing owner/operators on top of their "cherry picked is the best picked" fleet rules and you have a purpose made bomb....

the west coast already *is* another country.

Mexifornia you had a chance to flush your fucking toilet of a governor and you kept him around because you convinced yourself that like wine the fermented stench is more valuable.

Enjoy assholes.

Posted by: sven at October 14, 2021 06:24 PM (Lzpvj)

376 Altho there's some conniving, it doesn't take much grease for people to slide where they don't want to go.

Sometimes things just happen sometimes in good ways and others in bad ways. It takes work to make sure more good ways show up than bad ways.

Biden (his puppeteer) has purposefully done everything the reverse of Trump. Starting with Trump's first day Biden has reversed everything that Trump did. Regardless of whether it was a good idea or not.

This to me smacks of revenge by that pinch faced bimbo in the House. She's a vindictive bitch and she doesn't care (probably loves it) that the rest of the country is in pain and getting worse. She's over 80 and she's a vicious monster.

Posted by: jakee308 at October 14, 2021 06:24 PM (sriwy)

377 "Welcome back, 70s inflation and a host of other shit sammiches

Posted by: scampydog"


At least in the 70's we were still free and you could enjoy yourself any way you could afford or openly bitch about the govt. without losing your job. Now we have endless nanny state regulations, wokistas and Karen-scolds to make life even more miserable.

Posted by: Ripley at October 14, 2021 06:24 PM (PTDkx)

378 Where the hell has our country gone? The only time previously I've seen empty shelves here is before a snowstorm, but yesterday? No eggs, no milk. Not one gallon of milk at the supermarket. We have a half dozen chickens for eggs (town limit is 4 shhhhh), but I'm not gonna be able to hide a dairy cow from the neighbors. Fuck Slow Joe.

Posted by: Toni-not an anti-vaxxer, just Mrs. Doubt Pfizer at October 14, 2021 06:17 PM


We are going to start a chicken herd come spring. No limits on numbers but I have to figure out a fence arrangement to keep the dogs from killing them.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 14, 2021 06:24 PM (JUOKG)

379 362 Where the hell has our country gone? The only time previously I've seen empty shelves here is before a snowstorm, but yesterday? No eggs, no milk. Not one gallon of milk at the supermarket.
Posted by: Toni-not an anti-vaxxer

But PDT said 'p*ssy'.
Posted by: Tonypete at October 14, 2021 06:22 PM (mD/uy)

You can't eat mean tweets!
-asshole with a fedora worn stupid.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 14, 2021 06:25 PM (kBuGL)

380 We need a truckin' convoy!

Posted by: Joe in his 18 Wheeler at October 14, 2021 06:25 PM (v0R5T)

381 I'm not gonna be able to hide a dairy cow from the neighbors.
_______________

Just tell them it's an illegal alien from Guatemala.

Then it can do whatever the hell it wants, and laws don't apply!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 14, 2021 06:22 PM (k4dH2)

Afghan refugee.

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, #FJB. If you get it, you get it. at October 14, 2021 06:25 PM (cvNl1)

382 Sven

The average American is akin to a new butter bar. Supplies just magically appear when they place an order.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 14, 2021 06:25 PM (mRmSB)

383 "Why can't we simply mandate the firing of all private sector workers and bring in the National Guard, U.S. Military, and CCP Military to do the jobs?!?!? Super easy ... barely an inconvenience."

Posted by: ShainS -- State-Stamped Sluggish Schizophrenic at October 14, 2021 06:25 PM (gdcdy)

384 The California Version of The Green New Deal and an October 16, 2020, EPA Settlement With Transportation is What's Creating The Container Shipping Backlog -- Working CA Ports 24/7 Will Not Help, Here's Why

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Has anybody bothered to confront Governor Sleazy Hair Gel about this?

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 14, 2021 06:25 PM (sVtYq)

385 What will become more valuable by Christmas, a box of .223 or a number 10 can of powdered eggs?

Posted by: Capital Eff at October 14, 2021 06:22 PM (2xGy+)

DIY PB&J Sandwich kit.

Posted by: flounder at October 14, 2021 06:25 PM (KnJdm)

386 how long until they blame these things on "capitalism"

Posted by: Tim Riggins at October 14, 2021 06:26 PM (ZZK0E)

387 the Republic of Texas had a corridor that extended to the Pacific. time to take back that part of Texas.

or Congress and Joe can void AB5 overnight under the interstate commerce clause and the Wickard ruling.

Posted by: let's go brandin' at October 14, 2021 06:26 PM (oA+QO)

388 I'm not gonna be able to hide a dairy cow from the neighbors.
_______________

Just tell them to stop fat shaming your new wife.

Posted by: Thatch at October 14, 2021 06:26 PM (qWceQ)

389 386 how long until they blame these things on "capitalism"
Posted by: Tim Riggins at October 14, 2021 06:26 PM (ZZK0E)

I'd say they already have.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 14, 2021 06:26 PM (kBuGL)

390 339 What ports does Amazon ship their stuff through? Isn't it stuck with the same problem? Or does it have a secret port in Tijuana?

Seems like there's an opportunity here for Mexico.


we're gonna need amphibious trucks that can swim across the river alongside the illegals.

Posted by: Mexican Cargo Transport, Ltd. at October 14, 2021 06:26 PM (oY6Yp)

391 But PDT said 'p*ssy'.
Posted by: Tonypete at October 14, 2021 06:22 PM (mD/uy)

You can't eat mean tweets!
-asshole with a fedora worn stupid.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 14, 2021 06:25 PM (kBuGL)

But you can eat the other!!

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, #FJB. If you get it, you get it. at October 14, 2021 06:27 PM (cvNl1)

392 388 I'm not gonna be able to hide a dairy cow from the neighbors.
_______________

Just tell them to stop fat shaming your new wife.
Posted by: Thatch at October 14, 2021 06:26 PM (qWceQ)

Love is Love.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 14, 2021 06:27 PM (kBuGL)

393 Im glad Im working two jobs now in order to maintain the same quality of living that used to only require one job

Posted by: The Maskless and Unvaxed Ranger at October 14, 2021 06:27 PM (hQVBP)

394 I was in line behind a few people at the convenience store waiting to buy a pack of cigarettes two nights ago.

A black dude in a track suit was yapping out loud about the stores being out of stuff.

White guy behind him says "You voted for it".

Black guy turns back and looks, realizes he doesn't have anybody in his side, turns back around.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 14, 2021 06:27 PM (7F9te)

395 Breaker, breaker, c'mon man. Don't back off the hammer.
We got a clean shot to the chicken coop, over.

Posted by: Joe in his 18 Wheeler at October 14, 2021 06:27 PM (v0R5T)

396 Bootygig is recovering from birthing twins

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at October 14, 2021 06:28 PM (5HBd1)

397 Mr. Scott, 2x4 non climeable wire and a hot wire on top.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 14, 2021 06:28 PM (hoY5O)

398 382 Posted by: Anna Puma at October 14, 2021 06:25 PM (mRmSB)

I was born literally a logistician....my dad is a trucker, my mom's dad was a time and motion man....

the left literally cannot stop fucking the shortage chicken...they LOVE privation for the working poor.

Foghorn Leghorn has to take rape showers every time he checks in to Beverly Hills to cash his fucking pension checks.

Posted by: sven at October 14, 2021 06:28 PM (Lzpvj)

399 "339 What ports does Amazon ship their stuff through? Isn't it stuck with the same problem? Or does it have a secret port in Tijuana?"

No, they have the same problems. There are massive out-of-stock issues on Amazon.

Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at October 14, 2021 06:29 PM (DS/kF)

400 I supposed to be helping an exhibitor at a trade show in Orlando next month. Everything we are supposed to be showing is right now on a ship sailing in circles out in the Atlantic. This may be a very interesting trade show - have to brush up on my "Emperor has no clothes" technique.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at October 14, 2021 06:29 PM (CYEwl)

401 I was just outside, and at least 2 dozen geese flew overhead in the most perfect V formation one could imagine. How much cargo could they carry? Transportation Sec Buttboy could form a blue ribbon panel to see if they could be trained.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at October 14, 2021 06:29 PM (C1Lsn)

402 I was born literally a logistician....my dad is a trucker, my mom's dad was a time and motion man....

the left literally cannot stop fucking the shortage chicken...they LOVE privation for the working poor.

Foghorn Leghorn has to take rape showers every time he checks in to Beverly Hills to cash his fucking pension checks.
Posted by: sven at October 14, 2021 06:28 PM (Lzpvj)

sven... I caught the second sentence of that...

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 14, 2021 06:29 PM (kBuGL)

403 Oh this is grand and funny. We need more funny.

The Irish Times asked Paddy Hemingway, age 102, and the last surviving RAF pilot who fought in the Battle of Britain what the secret of his longevity is.

"I cannot tell you not to drink. I cannot tell you not to fool around with other people. I cannot tell you not to fly an airplane. I cannot even tell you not to shoot and let others shoot at you. I have done all of this. But I am also Irish. So, the only advise I can give to the people is: Be Irish!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 14, 2021 06:29 PM (mRmSB)

404 Shouldn't CA be demoted for passing the Maximum Allowable FuckWit Legislation Limit. Sure there's not MAFWLL (ha I love a good acronym) in the Constitution but that never stops Satan's Other Retards.

Posted by: DaveA at October 14, 2021 06:29 PM (FhXTo)

405 Get ready for a whole lot more Heinleinian "bad luck".

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at October 14, 2021 06:29 PM (cSs/W)

406 I keep saying that the constant criticism of Trump for his bankruptcies missed the point: those were a point in his favor. Trump has experience with failures, which makes him sensitive to the conditions that breed those failures. The establishment hated him because he wasn't willing to enable their continued risk-taking.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at October 14, 2021 06:01 PM (jOcSX)

Exactly. It's ironic that the exact quality that is extolled in Silicon Valley - build big, but cut your losses short when it doesn't work out, then try again later - are ridiculed when Trump did it.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at October 14, 2021 06:29 PM (mdjgu)

407 A black dude in a track suit was yapping out loud about the stores being out of stuff.

White guy behind him says "You voted for it".

Black guy turns back and looks, realizes he doesn't have anybody in his side, turns back around.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 14, 2021 06:27 PM (7F9te)

This is why I believe the pendulum is swinging. Under Obama, very, very few people would have DARED make that retort. Today, people have been pushed further, feel is more personally, and are angrier.

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, #FJB. If you get it, you get it. at October 14, 2021 06:29 PM (cvNl1)

408 The prog immigration activist are pretty good at getting illegals here through Mexico from all over he world, and pretty damned quick and efficiently. Maybe they an get this problem solved.

Posted by: Ripley at October 14, 2021 06:30 PM (PTDkx)

409 I was just outside, and at least 2 dozen geese flew overhead in the most perfect V formation one could imagine. How much cargo could they carry?
Posted by: bill in arkansas

African or European?

Posted by: Tonypete at October 14, 2021 06:30 PM (mD/uy)

410 Already prepared my kids for a sub par. Christmas. Biden built that!
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 14, 2021 06:20 PM (urxiZ)

So I guessing my present is gonna suck also ha?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 14, 2021 06:30 PM (Irn0L)

411 Black guy turns back and looks, realizes he doesn't have anybody in his side, turns back around.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 14, 2021 06:27 PM (7F9te)

That's gold.

Posted by: flounder at October 14, 2021 06:30 PM (KnJdm)

412 If you got a problem, yo, I'll solve it.
Pick up the beat while you fix your own fucking problems

-DJ FJB.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 14, 2021 06:31 PM (0ryfU)

413 402 Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 14, 2021 06:29 PM (kBuGL)

They hated that the working class in this nation could ignore their fenian bullshit so they worked long and hard to debauch our economy....

if they had used their willpower and patience for good we'd have flying cars or something.

Posted by: sven at October 14, 2021 06:31 PM (Lzpvj)

414 Also Scott Wiener, the Wiener of Wonder.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

He was my supervisor....

Living where I do, let's see: Scott Wiener (supervisor now CA legislature), Kamala Harris (SFDA and CAAG), Nancy Pelosi (Congress), Dianne Feinstein (Congress), Chesa Boudin (DA). Those are just the current names of note. Do you realize how frightening that list is when the pot pill starts kicking in?

I'm gonna go mosey down to my studio and play guitar for a bit....

P.s. A long time ago, I determined that among the lawyer crowd in my particular area of emphasis (real property), it was the pro-property/landlord lawyers who were the pot smokers, not the pro-confiscation/inverse condemnation/tenant lawyers.

Posted by: SFGoth at October 14, 2021 06:31 PM (KAi1n)

415 Cafe is open, thought it says Christmas is cancelled.

Posted by: Bete at October 14, 2021 06:32 PM (Ojki1)

416 I'm not joking when I say I can see Buttigieg sitting at a table listening to people explain to him that trucks deliver freight on roads.

-
OK, Pete, one more time. The wheels on the bus go round and round.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at October 14, 2021 06:32 PM (d9FiS)

417 At least in the 70's we were still free and you could enjoy yourself any way you could afford or openly bitch about the govt. without losing your job. Now we have endless nanny state regulations, wokistas and Karen-scolds to make life even more miserable.

A good point. I was just a young lad but it was peanuts (pardon the pun) compared to what we are facing. It definitely sucked but we had the power to change it. Enter Ronaldus Magnus. That power is gone.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 14, 2021 06:32 PM (Xrfse)

418 Hey Nearsider

Eduard is going to release on Dec 1 a new dual kit to mark the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The modeller will get two complete kits in 1/48 scale with 12 marking options. Of the A6M Type 21 Zero. The kit will be called "Tora Tora Tora"

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 14, 2021 06:32 PM (mRmSB)

419 What the fuck? Top story at WZs...

On the plus side, the story is not quite as bad as WZs headline.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 14, 2021 06:33 PM (kBuGL)

420 CARB was responsible for MTBE. Anyone here listen to Lee Rodgers back in the day? He was one of the greats.

Lee Rogers, Officer Vic and Melanie Morgan. I didn't know for the six last years of his radio life, that he was living in Phoenix, Vic was near the Oregon border and Morgan, while her husband was Program Directory of KSFO, she spent more time in DC.

Best morning show. Period. Now listen to WMAL.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 14, 2021 06:33 PM (+LCoQ)

421 Cafe is open

Sigh. Well, off to other pursuits.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 14, 2021 06:33 PM (Xrfse)

422 We are going to start a chicken herd come spring. No limits on numbers but I have to figure out a fence arrangement to keep the dogs from killing them.
Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 14, 2021 06:24 PM (JUOKG)

I have a bro-in-law that started keeping some chickens on a couple acres he owns. He ended up having to put up full enclosures with chicken wire over the top as well, since hawks and owls were taking quite a toll.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2021 06:34 PM (evAgx)

423 Why can't we put more locomotives on the road?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 14, 2021 06:34 PM (0ryfU)

424 What ports does Amazon ship their stuff through? Isn't it stuck with the same problem? Or does it have a secret port in Tijuana?
Seems like there's an opportunity here for Mexico.


DeSantis wants to move the cargo to his port in Tampa, someone told me. But, my link above shows a map of other issues from China.

However, it costs more money to move and entire supply chain for trillions of tons of goods coming. Hence, we saw prices climbing as a result of increased transportation costs being factored in to the new logistics. Did you hear about massive increases in container shipment prices? Well, THAT'S WHY. The entire supply chain from Asia to the United States was being modified from the closest port (California) to the ports where internal transportation would not be an issue.

Ships from China and SE Asia being diverted from California into the Gulf of Mexico or East coast have to go through the Panama Canal. It takes twice as long and costs twice as much, if not more. Hence, massive shipping price increases:

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 14, 2021 06:34 PM (uvIpl)

425 408 The prog immigration activist are pretty good at getting illegals here through Mexico from all over he world, and pretty damned quick and efficiently. Maybe they an get this problem solved.
______________

There is an easy way to solve it, and it involves the same tactics they use: just ignore the damn laws (in this case, the California state laws that are causing the jam).

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 14, 2021 06:35 PM (k4dH2)

426 Might be late to the party on this but trucks with electronic logs will literally slow to a crawl (5 mph) if a drivers gos over the allowed drive time. Ever get caught in a 2 hr backup and see dead simi trucks on the shoulders. ThT courtesy of DC.

Posted by: Dr Dempsy at October 14, 2021 06:35 PM (b7HSS)

427 424 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 14, 2021 06:34 PM (uvIpl)

Bippity Bippity Italicans

Posted by: sven at October 14, 2021 06:35 PM (Lzpvj)

428 It shouldn't take that long for someone to start asking questions about why the containers aren't moving to find out that not enough trucks are available and that leads into why.

Seems maybe some group of folks with a common (supposedly)goal would maybe step up and ask some questions.

Or will questions about the port become banned material like covid is?

Posted by: jakee308 at October 14, 2021 06:36 PM (sriwy)

429 I was just outside, and at least 2 dozen geese flew overhead in the most perfect V formation one could imagine. How much cargo could they carry?
Posted by: bill in arkansas

African or European?

Posted by: Tonypete at October 14, 2021 06:30 PM


Laden or un laden?

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 14, 2021 06:36 PM (JUOKG)

430 Premier makes movable electric fencing for chickens. Dogs learn to avoid electric fences very quickly.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at October 14, 2021 06:36 PM (5HBd1)

431 I can completely believe AB5 is contributing heavily to this. That abomination could only be passed in a place like CA.
Posted by: Catherine
I know, preaching to the choir (PTTC) but I would humbly suggest that people trying some new law, that might upset our supply chain, that they try baby steps based on science, in this case statistics. If AB5 is going to affect trucks built in 2011, it would be good to know what percentage of current Cali trucks were built then. If this % is significant, then I would suggest changing 2011 to 2005 (much older trucks)? Whatever, so that the effect was minimal, and we could see how things go. If things are fine, you can change 2005 to 2007, the next year, etc.

I know, I know, they should just leave our trucks and truckers alone. But this is just an example of how idiotic they are, that they do not implement these things in small steps. And I suspect, they do not use science to guide their insanity.

Posted by: MikeM at October 14, 2021 06:36 PM (5Y7fX)

432 >>> 422 We are going to start a chicken herd come spring. No limits on numbers but I have to figure out a fence arrangement to keep the dogs from killing them.
Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 14, 2021 06:24 PM (JUOKG)

I have a bro-in-law that started keeping some chickens on a couple acres he owns. He ended up having to put up full enclosures with chicken wire over the top as well, since hawks and owls were taking quite a toll.
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2021 06:34 PM (evAgx)

EVERYTHING likes to eat chickens and lots of critters like their eggs, including snakes. Haven't seen any in my coop (yet!) but the neighbor gets big ones.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 14, 2021 06:36 PM (ACi07)

433

We need the Transatlantic Tunnel

https://youtu.be/1_ki6AWh_zQ

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 14, 2021 06:36 PM (63Dwl)

434 423 Why can't we put more locomotives on the road?

that's just loco talk

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at October 14, 2021 06:36 PM (oY6Yp)

435 Sittin back laughing. When little miss SJW n her soiboi are charged a $50 delivery charge for 2 vegan specials only available on Thursdays.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 14, 2021 06:36 PM (hoY5O)

436 426 Posted by: Dr Dempsy at October 14, 2021 06:35 PM (b7HSS)

Deregulation under Reagan occurred because the working people of the country rebelled against retarded DC assholes in the 70s.

Rewatch "Convoy" as an adult and see what a "fuck you" it and Smokey and the Bandit were to the regulatory state.

Posted by: sven at October 14, 2021 06:37 PM (Lzpvj)

437 I have a bro-in-law that started keeping some chickens on a couple acres he owns. He ended up having to put up full enclosures with chicken wire over the top as well, since hawks and owls were taking quite a toll.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2021 06:34 PM


Good point, we have a huge hawk that stalks us every morning when we walk the dogs. He flies from tree to tree and follows us as we walk.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 14, 2021 06:37 PM (JUOKG)

438 If ships are far and away the cheapest way to move containerized freight, why is it more expensive to move through the Panama Canal and unload at the Gulf or on the East Coast rather than move the containers by truck or rail all the way across the country from West Coast ports?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 14, 2021 06:40 PM (yQpMk)

439 Helena Handbasket, you will get snakes, so always look before you reach. Snakes always travel in pairs so don't quit when you get the first one.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 14, 2021 06:42 PM (hoY5O)

440 At least in the 70's we were still free and you could enjoy yourself any way you could afford or openly bitch about the govt. without losing your job. Now we have endless nanny state regulations, wokistas and Karen-scolds to make life even more miserable.

---

well now you know why obama and ilk worked so hard to over-regulate everything so that only 5 companies controlled the entire economy.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at October 14, 2021 06:42 PM (ZZK0E)

441 If ships are far and away the cheapest way to move containerized freight, why is it more expensive to move through the Panama Canal and unload at the Gulf or on the East Coast rather than move the containers by truck or rail all the way across the country from West Coast ports?
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 14, 2021 06:40 PM (yQpMk)

Every extra day the ship is at sea adds fuel costs and crew costs. And there is a hefty toll to pay to transit the Canal. And then the Gulf and East Coast ports are probably already running at their design capacity.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 14, 2021 06:45 PM (32Tzs)

442 There is an easy way to solve it, and it involves the same tactics they use: just ignore the damn laws (in this case, the California state laws that are causing the jam).
Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden

--

yup, laws don't apply. story of america and the left.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at October 14, 2021 06:46 PM (ZZK0E)

443 They could not have done this without the climate change hoax.

Posted by: f'd at October 14, 2021 06:49 PM (Tnijr)

444 >>So I guessing my present is gonna suck also ha?
Posted by: Nevergiveup

Yes it will. We'll put air holes in the shipping crate so Kamela doesn't suffocate.

Posted by: Avistor at October 14, 2021 06:52 PM (HQ9Sl)

445

What if we build a giant wooden badger...

Posted by: Brandon, Knigget at October 14, 2021 06:55 PM (GKpUA)

446 Here's the video of President Biden explaining why truckers can make more progress by being allowed to drive overnight and off-peak hours of AM and PM rush hours because -- wait for it -- the roads aren't as crowded.

When Socialists talk about the advantages of centralized planning, this is the caliber of expert guidance they're talking about putting in control of everything.

Posted by: Socratease at October 14, 2021 06:56 PM (oqnjT)

447 I work for a food manufacturer who gets some of their Xmas packaging from overseas. In the spring, our shipping contacts were telling us to take any rate and booking on containers we could get, otherwise we were not going to get our stuff this year. My bosses paid 500% this year over what they paid last year. We got our shipments, but now we are looking for domestic suppliers for next year.

Posted by: Mozam at October 14, 2021 07:13 PM (9+azU)

448 America's Supply Chain Truck Wreck
https://t.co/QskzLQPHDZ?amp=1

Speaking in terms of California's adversarial and tumultuous relationship with the trucking industry, consider the following: California promulgated a diesel engine rule that took out of service some $20 billion dollars of diesel equipment, including trucks, farm and construction equipment, by way of air quality rule that was steeped in academic and regulatory corruption. The rule required multiple replacements and modifications of engines that were too expensive for most owner operators, and mom and pop companies, to comply with. Most of this equipment has never been replaced.

Then, there is Assembly Bill 5 by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), currently tied up in the courts, as it affects the trucking industry. AB5 would serve to eliminate owner-operators and contract drivers from operating in the state of CA. On top of that, Gov. Gavin Newsom has declared no diesel trucks will be allowed to be sold or operated in this state within the next two decades. And, let us not forget, both Newsom and Biden are waging a war against the oil industry which is driving up fuel prices across the board.

Posted by: BetaCuck4Lyfe at October 14, 2021 07:32 PM (MFZ8i)

449 the FB article is dead on. AB-5 effects owner-operators, basically eliminating them here in #Failifornia, because anyone who contracts with one has to treat them like an employee, rather than an independent contractor, and CARB is responsible for the model year limitations, because air pollution and global warming.

the bring back an empty policy doesn't help either since how is the driver supposed to find one?

we're a special kind of stupid out here!

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at October 14, 2021 07:33 PM (ueP5K)

450 The No agenda Podcast has been talking about supply chain issues since early summer. Its like being weeks ahead of the news.

Posted by: Sayomara at October 14, 2021 07:38 PM (zkevI)

451 Michelle Steele is a REPUBLICAN.

Posted by: FriscoYoda at October 14, 2021 07:53 PM (+56GQ)

452 So you have a trucker shortage. You are going to solve this by letting truckers work longer hours.

Um these folks are already pushed to the limit and not a few of them are taking "pep" pills to stay awake.

This might not go the way Usurper Joe is hoping.

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at October 14, 2021 08:13 PM (Adlwz)

453 Port of Savannah has 26 ships waiting to dock and unload

Posted by: John Juan at October 14, 2021 08:54 PM (SwRix)

454 It's worth mentioning that Secretary Pete Buttplug thinks kids come out of your butt, so we shouldn't be surprised that he's unsure of how to run logistics.

Posted by: Biscuits Mahoney at October 14, 2021 10:05 PM (Kb+Bh)

455 Nixon started this. Only Reagan tried stopping the deindustrialization of America. Clinton really pushed it. Now ask yourself what is made in America? You can blame Biden but he is only doing what the Clintons, Bushes, Obamas pushed.

Now deal with it.

Posted by: Harry at October 14, 2021 11:28 PM (EcD5Y)

456 New Panamax ships carry 10,000 to 14,000 containers, Each ULCV can carry up to 24,000...that is a line of trucks 97 miles long per ship. Trains can legally be up to 100 cars, long cars can carry 2 containers, on certain routes they can be stacked two high...sooo...400 containers. We only need 2000 trains, over a mile long to resolve the current backlog, and enough open track to run them down. We can just park ALL of the oil, all of the grain(it's harvest season), all of the chemicals, all of the steel, all of the cars and car parts, all of the produce, beef, pork, chicken, seafood, cereals,...no need for THAT stuff when we have China Imports to get moved, Right? All of THOSE companies can just shut down until THIS Chinese goods Backlog/bottle neck is over..Right?

Posted by: tj Strong at October 14, 2021 11:48 PM (uAI4S)

457 JT they are good


IF the Leftifornia is because they shot themselves by banning 1/2 of the avaliable trucks as I asked yesterday what about other ports? The east coast isn't under draconian green rules?

Posted by: Skip at October 15, 2021 03:11 AM (2JoB8)

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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)
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