The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

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So pumping petroleum out of the ground from wells is beyond the pale because CLIMATECHANGE! And moving low-cost petroleum from Canada through safe pipelines is a crime against humanity? But pumping it out of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is just A OK? The reserve that is intended to provide petroleum during national crises like war and natural disasters? Not man-made price dislocations caused by a profoundly stupid and malign political philosophy!

Of course that political philosophy is socialism. Let us not pretend that the attempted destruction of domestic oil production is anything other than part of the long march, in which petroleum -- a product inextricably linked with American independence and individualism -- is demonized and made scarce. It will also create economic shocks that are profound; driving people into the cities where transportation is subsidized and, at least on the surface, cheaper than burning expensive fuel in one's own car.

U.S. to release oil from reserves in coordination with other countries to lower gas prices

In total, the U.S. will release 50 million barrels from the SPR. Of the total 32 million barrels will be an exchange over the next several months, while 18 million barrels will be an acceleration of a previously authorized sale.

“The President stands ready to take additional action, if needed, and is prepared to use his full authorities working in coordination with the rest of the world to maintain adequate supply as we exit the pandemic,” the White House said in a statement.

Tuesday’s announcement follows the administration saying for months that it was looking into the tools at its disposable as West Texas Intermediate crude futures surged to a seven-year high above $85.


This is straight out of Saul Alinsky's playbook!

  • Increase poverty.
  • Increase debt to unsustainable levels.
  • Make people dependent on the state.
  • Class warfare.

The logical disconnect is obvious, yet our media are marching in lockstep with the Democrat party in support of restrictions that do absolutely nothing other than increase the price of energy in America. We're still burning it...it just costs more. Fuel has an inelastic demand curve...it has to get extremely expensive before people start decreasing their usage. But they reduce their demand for other goods, and that damages growth. Which is the point.

It's also amazingly stupid, and maybe the American public, which has been asleep for generations, will finally notice that there is an easy and cheap way out of the huge economic issue of high fuel prices, and it isn't dipping into emergency supplies of oil!

Open the Keystone pipeline, sell oil leases, remove restrictions on fracking, and we will once again be net exporters of oil. It won't take long.

And it won't happen until Senile Joe Biden is voted out of office and the rest of the Democrat junta is curb-stomped.

[Check out Sefton's and my podcast...episode 2!]

Posted by: CBD at 11:00 AM




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Posted by: A dude in MI at November 23, 2021 11:01 AM (/6GbT)

2 So, using gas is fine according to this action, but encouraging the extraction and refinement of gas is...wrong?

It'd be nice if we could get a president who had a strong grasp of how the world worked.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 23, 2021 11:02 AM (3EWns)

3 Top 5!!!

Posted by: Greyman27 at November 23, 2021 11:02 AM (RKLPC)

4 If we were led by a cabal of our enemies, what would they do differently?

Wait, bad example. We are led by our enemies. . . .

Posted by: Tonypete at November 23, 2021 11:03 AM (jZSOU)

5 50 million barrels, is what, one days worth?

Posted by: rickb223 at November 23, 2021 11:03 AM (rwUGg)

6 SPR release is symbolic, temporary. It exposes the fact that Biden has no energy strategy.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 23, 2021 11:04 AM (LQjWA)

7 Foxtrot, Juliet, Bravo

Posted by: Archer at November 23, 2021 11:04 AM (gmo/4)

8 Lunch time so will check out rant

Posted by: Skip's Phone at November 23, 2021 11:04 AM (tdjF4)

9 Wait, so how did that idiot Trump have so much fuel available while he was president?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - FDA requests 2076 as release date for safety approval data on vax at November 23, 2021 11:04 AM (9aYjv)

10 hiya

Posted by: JT at November 23, 2021 11:05 AM (arJlL)

11 50 million barrels, is what, one days worth?
Posted by: rickb223 at November 23, 2021 11:03 AM (rwUGg)


I was wondering that. It isn't much in the grand scheme of things, is it? And anyway, didn't I read that we've been selling a bunch of the SPR to China?

Posted by: Jordan61 at November 23, 2021 11:05 AM (Ez6QX)

12 If we were led by a cabal of our enemies, what would they do differently?

Wait, bad example. We are led by our enemies. . . .

Posted by: Tonypete at November 23, 2021 11:03 AM (jZSOU)

this is true.

Posted by: Quint at November 23, 2021 11:05 AM (X8f1/)

13 "Foxtrot, Juliet, Bravo"

Wait a minute...F...J...B...What does that spell?

Posted by: squid_hunt at November 23, 2021 11:05 AM (B0mGw)

14 9 Wait, so how did that idiot Trump have so much fuel available while he was president?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - FDA requests 2076 as release date for safety approval data on vax at November 23, 2021 11:04 AM (9aYjv)


Putin shipped it to him, duh

Posted by: kallisto at November 23, 2021 11:05 AM (DJFLF)

15 Didja see the Biden declaration?

Biden Lies Again, Claiming American Workers Are Seeing "Higher Wages" As Real Wages Are DOWN

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 23, 2021 11:05 AM (FVME7)

16 willared...
The benefit of having never married, living alone for past 22 years and family not getting together to celebrate any holidays in about 15 years since all the grandparents passed away... is that I never have to prep for Thanksgiving (or any holiday). My Thanksgivings for the past 15 years have basically been the same as the scene in "American Gangster", where Detective Richie Roberts is alone in his apartment making a sandwich. Only for me, it's a frozen thin crust pizza.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton

This year, why not go out and shoot a chicken ?
Posted by: JT

Posted by: JT at November 23, 2021 11:05 AM (arJlL)

17 Open the Keystone pipeline, sell oil leases, remove restrictions on fracking, and we will once again be net exporters of oil. It won't take long.


This is the correct plan of action.

Unless, of course, you're a commie rat bastard, intent on destroying America.

Posted by: Archer at November 23, 2021 11:05 AM (gmo/4)

18 In the time of chimpanzees, I was a monkey

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 23, 2021 11:06 AM (Do5/p)

19 SPR release is akin to eating your seed corn in a non-famine year. Stupid move that inevitably will be costly and painful down the line.

Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at November 23, 2021 11:06 AM (4I/2K)

20 Unfortunately, the American public knows nothing and wants to learn less about the laws of supply and demand. The BernieBro in my writing group still maintains that the increase in gas prices is due, somehow (he never can specify), to Trump.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 23, 2021 11:06 AM (txdEq)

21 But pumping it out of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is just A OK?

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Why do they hate Mother Gaia -- and why don't they tap into the Strategic Solar and Wind Reserve first?

Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at November 23, 2021 11:06 AM (4fSQf)

22 Wait...CBD and JJ have a podcast?


What's next....JJ authors a book or something?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at November 23, 2021 11:06 AM (3D/fK)

23 It'd be nice if we could get a president who had a strong grasp of how the world worked.

Ice cream goes in one hole and comes out the other.

Posted by: Joe Biden at November 23, 2021 11:06 AM (QU5/8)

24 Wait, so how did that idiot Trump have so much fuel available while he was president?
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Putin shipped it to him, duh
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Through the pipeline Biden just helped get approved.

Posted by: squid_hunt at November 23, 2021 11:06 AM (B0mGw)

25 hola eskeletos y eskeletas

Posted by: cya4+1 at November 23, 2021 11:07 AM (oSX/P)

26 Look at a list of everything that is made using oil, and then ask yourself if they can be replaced with wind and solar

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at November 23, 2021 11:07 AM (IIAOb)

27 In the modern world life is unsustainable without fossil fuels. The leftards know this. You are expendable.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 23, 2021 11:07 AM (o2MD2)

28 The only thing the Democrats have is hatred. The only thing they know how to do is destroy.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 23, 2021 11:07 AM (p+1gI)

29 "In the time of chimpanzees, I was a monkey"

Something, something, something and a plastic eyeball!

Posted by: squid_hunt at November 23, 2021 11:07 AM (B0mGw)

30 If White House staff is going to play music while Joe Biden evades questions and slinks away, they should at least play the right music:

Either the Theme from Benny Hill or the Theme from Monty Python.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 23, 2021 11:08 AM (LQjWA)

31 50 million barrels, is what, one days worth?
Posted by: rickb223 at November 23, 2021


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For some reason, when I read about "barrels," I think of the "root beer barrel" candies that I enjoyed as a kid. Do they still make those?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 23, 2021 11:08 AM (txdEq)

32 My Thanksgivings for the past 15 years have basically been the same as the scene in "American Gangster", where Detective Richie Roberts is alone in his apartment making a sandwich. Only for me, it's a frozen thin crust pizza.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton

This year, why not go out and shoot a chicken ?
Posted by: JT

I did! Scared the crap out of everyone in the meat section at the grocery store.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 23, 2021 11:08 AM (rwUGg)

33 So the unconfirmed marxist banker is now his chief economic advisor?

Posted by: BignJames at November 23, 2021 11:08 AM (AwYPR)

34 They keep saying on the news that the SPR and help from China will reduce gas prices.

Hmmm.

Posted by: blaster at November 23, 2021 11:08 AM (mbFEM)

35 19 SPR release is akin to eating your seed corn in a non-famine year. Stupid move that inevitably will be costly and painful down the line.
Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at November 23, 2021 11:06 AM (4I/2K)

Feature, not bug, to some people.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at November 23, 2021 11:08 AM (dfRN6)

36

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at November 23, 2021 11:09 AM (Q9w+/)

37 I was wondering that. It isn't much in the grand scheme of things, is it? And anyway, didn't I read that we've been selling a bunch of the SPR to China?

Posted by: Jordan61 at November 23, 2021 11:05 AM (Ez6QX)

I think Repubs have done this before. But this guy has been shitting on our own natural resources, companies, and peoples, it is beyond absurd. This guy is trying to destroy them. Now he wants to give himself a break, and not help them a lick. I hope his green nude eel people go after him. They are idiots and deserve each other.

Posted by: Quint at November 23, 2021 11:09 AM (X8f1/)

38 34 They keep saying on the news that the SPR and help from China will reduce gas prices.

Hmmm.
Posted by: blaster at November 23, 2021 11:08 AM (mbFEM)

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When it doesn't happen the media's loyal customers will just say that it was bad luck that it didn't occur as predicted. They will learn nothing.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 23, 2021 11:09 AM (3EWns)

39 For some reason, when I read about "barrels," I think of the "root beer barrel" candies that I enjoyed as a kid. Do they still make those?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


Yes. You can find them online.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 23, 2021 11:09 AM (rwUGg)

40 Downloaded the podcast just now. Will listen on the way to Louisville for work- which I need to get moving.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 23, 2021 11:09 AM (csEWM)

41 @joshdcaplan 17m

BBG: Dollar Tree says $1.25 price point to become new standard

"Dollar and a Quarter Tree stores"

Posted by: Tami at November 23, 2021 11:10 AM (cF8AT)

42 Sounds to me someone is planning there will be no more wars once every country is under Socialism. Except when the Communist and Socialist have a argument.

Posted by: Skip's Phone at November 23, 2021 11:10 AM (tdjF4)

43
50 megabarrels is about 2.5 days worth give or take.

Brandon is releasing enough to power a weekend. The market has laughed at Brandon's little stunt.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at November 23, 2021 11:10 AM (Mzdiz)

44 "Electricity Prices will NECESSARILY Skyrocket"
Alfred E Obama

Posted by: illiniwek at November 23, 2021 11:10 AM (Cus5s)

45 Remember the ANWR oil reserve debates? The Left have been psychopathic retards for decades.

Posted by: Just a side note at November 23, 2021 11:10 AM (shMPn)

46 Look at a list of everything that is made using oil, and then ask yourself if they can be replaced with wind and solar
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby


1870s here we come! Wood, glass, metal, leather.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 23, 2021 11:10 AM (rwUGg)

47 Open the Keystone pipeline, sell oil leases, remove restrictions on fracking, and we will once again be net exporters of oil. It won't take long.

And it won't happen until Senile Joe Biden is voted out of office and the rest of the Democrat junta is curb-stomped.


I remember watching a Modern Marvels episode about the development in the 1970s of the Alaska Pipeline. Environmentalists and left-wing politicians were blocking it. That came to an end after the 1973 oil crisis and Americans in an uproar about gas prices.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 23, 2021 11:11 AM (Do5/p)

48 oh, yay! i see over at freerepublic that fauci the magnificent has deigned to allows us to enjoy thanksgiving sans mask! he's so beneficent! praise be to fauci!

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at November 23, 2021 11:11 AM (sGtp+)

49 Biden Lies Again, Claiming American Workers Are Seeing "Higher Wages" As Real Wages Are DOWN

One of the guys reporting to me was noting that his salary increase for the year is less then the real rate of inflation.

He's right...but I so so so wanted to ask him who he voted for in 2020 because I think it wasn't the guy that had low inflation and gas prices.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 23, 2021 11:11 AM (ESjRY)

50 I submit that in these United States Class warfare did not take off. Commies tried it, but people , for the most part ,grow up knowing that you can achieve anything, become wealthy regardless of humble beginnings. However, Race warfare is what the Dems are going for in lieu of that. Very, very dangerous game , but the Dems think they can control it .

Posted by: runner at November 23, 2021 11:11 AM (p6BoR)

51

Don't worry, my strategic petroleum lubricant preserve is enormous! I can power the country for months with my butt butter!

Posted by: Peter Buttplug at November 23, 2021 11:11 AM (uYVgb)

52 There is only one barrell that matters on these pages!

Posted by: Diogenes at November 23, 2021 11:12 AM (axyOa)

53 1870s here we come! Wood, glass, metal, leather.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 23, 2021 11:10 AM (rwUGg)

Yeah, and add famine. Do you think you can feed 300 million people with oxen?

Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 23, 2021 11:12 AM (o2MD2)

54 46 Look at a list of everything that is made using oil, and then ask yourself if they can be replaced with wind and solar
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby


1870s here we come! Wood, glass, metal, leather.


we're gonna need more whales.

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at November 23, 2021 11:12 AM (sGtp+)

55 And it won't happen until Senile Joe Biden is voted out of office and the rest of the Democrat junta is curb-stomped.

So, right about the time we've "flattened the curve."

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at November 23, 2021 11:12 AM (DTX3h)

56 >> Do you think you can feed 300 million people with oxen?

Feature, not bug with these ghouls.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at November 23, 2021 11:12 AM (Mzdiz)

57 This is shaping up to be a long cold winter for many - especially those who don't have the means to afford high heating costs.

And Germany is going to be fun to watch as they wail and moan over their self inflicted stupidity.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 23, 2021 11:12 AM (N39Ws)

58 Buck-Fitty Stores.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at November 23, 2021 11:13 AM (f9alp)

59 Trump made us energy independent in four years, and this jackass ruins that in six months. Biden did that!

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at November 23, 2021 11:13 AM (XSRBF)

60 47 I remember watching a Modern Marvels episode about the development in the 1970s of the Alaska Pipeline. Environmentalists and left-wing politicians were blocking it. That came to an end after the 1973 oil crisis and Americans in an uproar about gas prices.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 23, 2021 11:11 AM (Do5/p)

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The Biden administration is far more ideologically leftist than the Nixon administration. I predict a different reaction.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 23, 2021 11:13 AM (3EWns)

61 Look at a list of everything that is made using oil, and then ask yourself if they can be replaced with wind and solar

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at November 23, 2021 11:07 AM

Learned from a Modern Marvels episode that asphalt is made from refined oil. Asphalt is used in something like 90% of America's roads. And asphalt is recyclable.

I doubt anyone in politics involved in America's infrastructure has any idea America's roads are made using refined oil.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 23, 2021 11:13 AM (Do5/p)

62 Except when the Communist and Socialist have a argument.

Posted by: Skip's Phone at November 23, 2021 11:10 AM (tdjF4)


Ah, the war in the east for Lebensraum!

Posted by: Archer at November 23, 2021 11:13 AM (gmo/4)

63 Look at a list of everything that is made using oil, and then ask yourself if they can be replaced with wind and solar
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby
*
1870s here we come! Wood, glass, metal, leather.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 23, 2021


***
"Daddy? What did Americans use for light before candles?"

"Electricity, dear."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 23, 2021 11:14 AM (txdEq)

64 We should be increasing the Strategic reserves instead of depleting it. Biden should have always done the George Constanza and done the complete opposite of everything he thinks about doing.

Posted by: Just a side note at November 23, 2021 11:14 AM (shMPn)

65 >>>And Germany is going to be fun to watch as they wail and moan over their self inflicted stupidity.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed


Austria went full 1940 and is forcing the unvaxxed to be confined to their homes. So, if you're the sole member of a household, I guess you cannot go food shopping.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at November 23, 2021 11:14 AM (XSRBF)

66 @joshdcaplan 17m

BBG: Dollar Tree says $1.25 price point to become new standard

"Dollar and a Quarter Tree stores"
Posted by: Tami at November 23, 2021 11:10 AM (cF8AT)

Still the best price around on foil pans and cleaning supplies.

Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at November 23, 2021 11:15 AM (4I/2K)

67 I submit that in these United States Class warfare did not take off. Commies tried it, but people , for the most part ,grow up knowing that you can achieve anything, become wealthy regardless of humble beginnings. However, Race warfare is what the Dems are going for in lieu of that. Very, very dangerous game , but the Dems think they can control it .
Posted by: runner at November 23, 2021 11:11 AM (p6BoR
***

Lenin seperated classes based on ownership of property.
Mao seperated based on ownership of land.
America demonstrated that if you are willing to work, you can own anything, so the Dems are seperating people based on skin color. Thats all they got.
I fu*king hate commies.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 23, 2021 11:15 AM (axyOa)

68 Two Dollar Tree. Bring back the Jefferson two dollar bill.

Posted by: Quint at November 23, 2021 11:15 AM (X8f1/)

69 59 Trump made us energy independent in four years, and this jackass ruins that in six months. Biden did that!
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at November 23, 2021 11:13 AM (XSRBF)

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America wanted more Trump. Six states conspired to deny America its choice.

I look forward to seeing how the people of those six states react in 2022. Should be an interesting series of events.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 23, 2021 11:15 AM (3EWns)

70 Pretty sure the VA of all organizations should know that subjecting waiting rooms to Hoda and Jenna is a violation of the Geneva Convention.

Posted by: pookysgirl does not want to hear this junk at November 23, 2021 11:15 AM (x6v+P)

71 "The president stands ready to take action..."

Yeah. JEF drained the SPR, and somehow in under 4 years Trump not only managed to make the mantra of the RINO's "drill now!" a forgotten campaign slogan, he lowered gas prices and completely restored the Strategic Reserves.

Of course, the media never reported squat about this and most people assume they've always been at the ready for non-emergency use. Again.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 23, 2021 11:16 AM (wAnMi)

72 28 The only thing the Democrats have is hatred. The only thing they know how to do is destroy.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm

My personal conspiracy theory is that the Dems became the champions of the finance and investments business. As the US switched from manufacturing as a base to service industries, there was a vast profit to be made from financialization of debt and tapping currency inflows and outflows. But, as everyone gets in the game, the profits go to normal levels.

So, individuals want to make money quick--be able to control events behind the scenes so as to make a quick buck because you know when to hold em and know when to fold em. It is no coincidence that a lot of the Dems biggest fundraisers essentially make their money via hedge funds and from that options and derivatives which rely on privatized information. Societal chaos is necessary to make the most money from that information.

Posted by: whig at November 23, 2021 11:16 AM (9hXN1)

73 "This is straight out of Saul Alinsky's playbook!


Increase poverty.

Increase debt to unsustainable levels.

Make people dependent on the state.

Class warfare."


Those are just bonus features but not actually planned. The regime is in crisis and just grasping for anything to save them (besides sane, rational polices)

Posted by: Ripley at November 23, 2021 11:16 AM (MxEKc)

74 2005 era Dems- raiding the strategic reserve is short sighted, leaves us less safe and won't help the underlying issues. Stupid ChimpyMcBushitler.

Today's Dems-This is totally a smart move, and anyone who doubts that is just dumb!

#NotACult

Posted by: Bete at November 23, 2021 11:17 AM (Ojki1)

75 I totally trust china not to start some sort of skirmish or war with us once our reserve is at 0 barrels

Posted by: Eli Cash at November 23, 2021 11:17 AM (K/HQP)

76 I fu*king hate commies.

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Even Anna Onatop??

Posted by: runner at November 23, 2021 11:17 AM (p6BoR)

77 76 Even Anna Onatop??
Posted by: runner at November 23, 2021 11:17 AM (p6BoR)

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Thighs to kill for.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 23, 2021 11:17 AM (3EWns)

78 Austria went full 1940 and is forcing the unvaxxed to be confined to their homes. So, if you're the sole member of a household, I guess you cannot go food shopping.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at November 23, 2021 11:14 AM (XSRBF)


There have been massive demonstrations in defiance of the lockdown and some police units have joined the protesters

Posted by: kallisto at November 23, 2021 11:17 AM (DJFLF)

79 we're gonna need more whales.

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at November 23, 2021 11:12 AM (sGtp+)

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"So long, and thanks for all the fish."

Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at November 23, 2021 11:17 AM (4fSQf)

80 I look forward to seeing how the people of those six states react in 2022. Should be an interesting series of events.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 23, 2021 11:15 AM (3EWns)


I'm more interested to see how they react in 2024, when thousands of newly certified EMT's show up to watch them count. You know, just in case they have an accident.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 23, 2021 11:17 AM (wAnMi)

81 The Biden administration is far more ideologically leftist than the Nixon administration. I predict a different reaction.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 23, 2021 11:13 AM

Yep, I agree. The modern left, which has control of every institution in the country, does not care one whit about the American people or what we want. If people have not realized that by now -- after a brazenly stolen Presidential election with no consequences, imprisoning and torturing conservative protesters and mandating American workers be fired for rejecting a dangerous shot -- I don't know what to tell them.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 23, 2021 11:18 AM (Do5/p)

82 So, as China is preparing for war with Taiwan, Biden empties the strategic reserve to sell it to China?

BRILLIANT!

Posted by: 18-1 at November 23, 2021 11:18 AM (ESjRY)

83 Open the Keystone pipeline, sell oil leases, remove restrictions on fracking, and we will once again be net exporters of oil. It won't take long.

That will never work unless we use every lamppost in Washington, DC to... hey! HEY...!!!

Posted by: t-bird at November 23, 2021 11:18 AM (ELgVT)

84 oh, yay! i see over at freerepublic that fauci the magnificent has deigned to allows us to enjoy thanksgiving sans mask! he's so beneficent! praise be to fauci!
Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at November 23, 2021 11:11 AM (sGtp+)


Only if you're fully vaccinated, though.

Posted by: Jordan61 at November 23, 2021 11:18 AM (Ez6QX)

85 "Austria went full 1940 and is forcing the unvaxxed to be confined to their homes."

Isn't the EU supposed to have a pretty hefty human rights doctrine?

Posted by: squid_hunt at November 23, 2021 11:18 AM (B0mGw)

86 Austria went full 1940 and is forcing the unvaxxed to be confined to their homes. So, if you're the sole member of a household, I guess you cannot go food shopping.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp

And if you notice that the Austrian Army and police refused to enforce the diktat.

Posted by: whig at November 23, 2021 11:18 AM (9hXN1)

87 50 runner I agree with you, they still like to break into class warfare because it's on their DNA as LeftistsSundowner is always breaking into the rich don't pay enough and likes of Liz Warren never quit old time Marxism.

Posted by: Skip's Phone at November 23, 2021 11:19 AM (tdjF4)

88 >>>America wanted more Trump. Six states conspired to deny America its choice.

I look forward to seeing how the people of those six states react in 2022. Should be an interesting series of events.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford


I have zero hope for PA. Philly will cheat as always, and Pittsburgh is a leftist haven. Without those cities, PA would be a solid red paradise.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at November 23, 2021 11:19 AM (XSRBF)

89 "Austria went full 1940 and is forcing the unvaxxed to be confined to their homes. So, if you're the sole member of a household, I guess you cannot go food shopping.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp"


Germany is working on a final solution to the unvaxed question and most the rest of Europe will go along.

Posted by: Ripley at November 23, 2021 11:19 AM (MxEKc)

90 A lot of lefty LIVs I talk with just don't get that who they vote for has a direct impact on their lives. It is the damnedest thing.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 23, 2021 11:19 AM (ESjRY)

91 Current U.S. oil consumption per day - 20 million barrels

Posted by: Javems at November 23, 2021 11:20 AM (AmoqO)

92 If White House staff is going to play music while Joe Biden evades questions and slinks away, they should at least play the right music:

Either the Theme from Benny Hill or the Theme from Monty Python.


Nearer My God To Thee

Posted by: pep at November 23, 2021 11:20 AM (ZsR3z)

93 >>>And if you notice that the Austrian Army and police refused to enforce the diktat.

Posted by: whig


Really, I never saw that. Good for them. Someone has to stand up to those fascists.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at November 23, 2021 11:20 AM (XSRBF)

94 88 I have zero hope for PA. Philly will cheat as always, and Pittsburgh is a leftist haven. Without those cities, PA would be a solid red paradise.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at November 23, 2021 11:19 AM (XSRBF)

==========

The only stumbling block seems to be the governor. The legislature seems dedicated to the idea of turning the tide. We'll see how things work out.

Fingers crossed.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 23, 2021 11:20 AM (3EWns)

95 Oil is up over a buck a barrel on the release of this momentous news. Go figure.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 23, 2021 11:20 AM (F0YaR)

96 No, sorry but no.
Fracking wells and smaller wells SHUT DOWN during COVID. That's not a faucet you turn back on cheaply; and they're not worth the cost.

Several manufacturers of well parts SHUT DOWN.
So you can't get parts to drill wells in the next few years. They're backlogged.

We'd be screwed under Trump with the best plans.
We are much more screwed now under Biden? That's true.
But nothing would make this not be terrible.
This was known to drillers and oil speculators last year.

Posted by: ertdfg at November 23, 2021 11:20 AM (I388C)

97 we're gonna need more whales.
Posted by: Kulak Anachronda

And buggy whips!

Posted by: Tonypete at November 23, 2021 11:20 AM (jZSOU)

98 I have zero hope for PA. Philly will cheat as always, and Pittsburgh is a leftist haven. Without those cities, PA would be a solid red paradise.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at November 23, 2021 11:19 AM (XSRBF)

without those two, it would make WV and Idaho blush.

Posted by: Quint at November 23, 2021 11:20 AM (X8f1/)

99 58 Buck-Fitty Stores.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at November 23, 2021 11:13 AM (f9alp)

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When the U.S. Dollar ceases to be the World's Reserve Currency, it'll be like Zimbabwe with "Trillion Dollar Stores."

Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at November 23, 2021 11:20 AM (4fSQf)

100 90 A lot of lefty LIVs I talk with just don't get that who they vote for has a direct impact on their lives. It is the damnedest thing.
Posted by: 18-1 at November 23, 2021 11:19 AM (ESjRY)

=========

"It's obvious that voting affects nothing since America rising or falling is just completely unconnected with any votes. You should probably just stop. It's not worth the hassle."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 23, 2021 11:21 AM (3EWns)

101 For some reason, when I read about "barrels," I think of the "root beer barrel" candies that I enjoyed as a kid. Do they still make those?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 23, 2021 11:08 AM (txdEq)

YES! The secretary for my therapist stocks her candy bowl with them..... possibly for me.

Posted by: pookysgirl, candy connoisseur at November 23, 2021 11:21 AM (x6v+P)

102 BBG: Dollar Tree says $1.25 price point to become new standard

"Actually it's a buck and a quarter staff but I'm not telling him."

-- Daffy Duck as Robin Hood

Posted by: Oddbob at November 23, 2021 11:21 AM (nfrXX)

103
Either the Theme from Benny Hill or the Theme from Monty Python.

Is the Benny Hill theme aka Yakkety Sax?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 11:21 AM (cSyAR)

104 >>>Even Anna Onatop??

Posted by: runner


Mmm... she was yummy.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at November 23, 2021 11:21 AM (XSRBF)

105 This cutting off pipelines in order to make fuel more expensive seems to be another abrogation of our right to free movement. That, along with states that are considering "charging" people for leaving, hoping to keep folks in with threats of penalties for...exercising the right to move to any state we please. F'em, FJB.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 11:21 AM (ynpvh)

106 Well, I don't have any family nearby and will have Thanksgiving by myself. But I am still cooking a turkey, which I will process afterwards and freeze up. I bought a pie. I'll make stuffing and green beans to go with it. It's just food and it helps to have things already cooked that can just be reheated.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at November 23, 2021 11:21 AM (5HBd1)

107 That will never work unless we use every lamppost in Washington, DC to... hey! HEY...!!!
Posted by: t-bird at November 23, 2021 11:18 AM (ELgVT)


Just put santa hats on them and it's all very festive.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 23, 2021 11:21 AM (wAnMi)

108 at DM , a BLM activist talking about a Revolution that has started in WI with that terror attack on a parade. A Revolution my friends. This is not a joke.

Posted by: runner at November 23, 2021 11:21 AM (p6BoR)

109 50 million barrels, is what, one days worth?

Posted by: rickb223 at November 23, 2021 11:03 AM (rwUGg)


2.5 days. We use 20mmb per day.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 23, 2021 11:21 AM (F0YaR)

110 I just need to admit something to the cobs... a confession if you will.
I crossed state lines this morning, and I intend to do so again this afternoon.

Posted by: Inogame X-State Lines at November 23, 2021 11:22 AM (53oGX)

111 1870s here we come! Wood, glass, metal, leather.

A guy could make a pretty good basement sex dungeon outta those things.

Posted by: Sigmund Freud, Vienna at November 23, 2021 11:22 AM (4I/2K)

112 "2.5 days. We use 20mmb per day."

Don't worry. Use will go down once all the airlines close after firing the TSA agents.

Posted by: squid_hunt at November 23, 2021 11:22 AM (B0mGw)

113 police in the Netherlands making sure protesters stay healthy...good and hard.

Even the police dog opts out of their brutal tactics:

https://tinyurl.com/26runnwk

Posted by: kallisto at November 23, 2021 11:22 AM (DJFLF)

114 Removing SOR for SALE means Bi den's Boi'z make bank.
Price won't change because 50 million barrels is 60 hours consumption.

They're going to steal the money from the sale.

Posted by: torabora at November 23, 2021 11:22 AM (J6igU)

115 Isn't the EU supposed to have a pretty hefty human rights doctrine?
Posted by: squid_hunt

It all depends on whom you define as 'human'.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 23, 2021 11:22 AM (jZSOU)

116 65
Austria went full 1940 and is forcing the unvaxxed to be confined to their homes. So, if you're the sole member of a household, I guess you cannot go food shopping.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at November 23, 2021 11:14 AM (XSRBF)

I would expect these draconian moves by European and Australian/NZ tyrants will go hot before 2022 is half over.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 23, 2021 11:22 AM (N39Ws)

117 93 Wyatt,
News media is purposefully suppressing reports of vaxx resistance world wide.

Australian Sky network is only able to report on foreign reports of vaxx resistance in places like Victoria.

Posted by: whig at November 23, 2021 11:23 AM (9hXN1)

118 103
Either the Theme from Benny Hill or the Theme from Monty Python.

Is the Benny Hill theme aka Yakkety Sax?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 11:21 AM (cSyAR)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQf2TiwBFHo

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 11:23 AM (ynpvh)

119 I don't envy the jury that will have to decide the fate of that bastard.

Posted by: runner at November 23, 2021 11:23 AM (p6BoR)

120 ground beef is like buying a steak now. I might go for vegetarian recipes only to make ends meet. Eggplant Parmesan is next up simply because.

Posted by: Quint at November 23, 2021 11:23 AM (X8f1/)

121 The transfer of this cobalt mine in the Congo from U.S. to Chinese suzerainty via the son of the sitting President of the United States is a pretty good indicator that the Global Warming Scam is in fact a scam designed to transfer wealth to China and further impoverish the U.S. via electric vehicles. Removing the energy from a system is a virtual death sentence; the greed and egoism of Washington in that regard is rather startling. This cobalt mine is a giant hole in the ground that requires vast amounts of energy to mine, transport to processing facilities, process, and then process and transport again into finished goods. Coal mines are probably more efficient and no more damaging to the environment.

Posted by: Erik in Texas at November 23, 2021 11:23 AM (180Hg)

122 We'll see how things work out.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 23, 2021 11:20 AM (3EWns)

Yes. Yes we will.

Posted by: PA Supreme Court Judges at November 23, 2021 11:23 AM (zvYHx)

123 BBG: Dollar Tree says $1.25 price point to become new standard

"Dollar and a Quarter Tree stores"
Posted by: Tami at November 23, 2021 11:10 AM (cF8AT)


Soon to be "Tree Fiddy".

Posted by: Roland THTG at November 23, 2021 11:23 AM (j40lz)

124 Austria went full 1940 and is forcing the unvaxxed to be confined to their homes. So, if you're the sole member of a household, I guess you cannot go food shopping.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at November 23, 2021 11:14 AM (XSRBF)

-----

"The Joint Amazon-Austria Government Drone Delivery Service will #Soon be available in your area, comrade! Of course, if your Social Credit Score falls below zero ... No Food For You!"

Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at November 23, 2021 11:23 AM (4fSQf)

125 > Sounds to me someone is planning there will be no more wars once every country is under Socialism.

Yep. That's why the Soviet-Chicom border looked exactly like, say, the U.S.-Canada border. Smiling border greeters everywhere!

Also, I forget how many wars the Chicoms have had with their Marxist brethren in Vietnam. Several, I know.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 23, 2021 11:23 AM (bW8dp)

126 1870s here we come! Wood, glass, metal, leather.

A guy could make a pretty good basement sex dungeon outta those things.
Posted by: Sigmund Freud, Vienna at November 23, 2021 11:22 AM (4I/2K)


My bottle of Gorilla Glue says it's good for all this stuff.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 23, 2021 11:24 AM (wAnMi)

127 Senile Joe's exit song needs to be the Chinese national anthem.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 11:24 AM (cSyAR)

128 Work is trying to reopen offices again. They are requiring vaccination proof. But, oddly, they are saying they won't terminate anyone if they refuse to get vaccinated. I'm not sure how that's going to work.

In related news, my pro-jab Democrat friend, who did get vaccinated....just tested positive for the Chinese Bat Virus. Irony.

Stupid horsemen of the Apocalypse....

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at November 23, 2021 11:24 AM (V6f9+)

129 Germany is working on a final solution to the unvaxed question and most the rest of Europe will go along.

Posted by: Ripley at November 23, 2021 11:19 AM (MxEKc


right now Poland is the only holdout

Posted by: kallisto at November 23, 2021 11:25 AM (DJFLF)

130 Guess I'll head on down to the Ten-Bit Tree store...

Posted by: t-bird at November 23, 2021 11:25 AM (pbStR)

131 >>>News media is purposefully suppressing reports of vaxx resistance world wide.

Australian Sky network is only able to report on foreign reports of vaxx resistance in places like Victoria.

Posted by: whig


That's why I never saw it. Thanks for the info, though. Good for Austria. As for the Netherlands link above, it would be a shame if the citizens decided to retalitate.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at November 23, 2021 11:25 AM (XSRBF)

132 111 1870s here we come! Wood, glass, metal, leather.

A guy could make a pretty good basement sex dungeon outta those things.

Posted by: Sigmund Freud, Vienna at November 23, 2021 11:22 AM (4I/2K)

Hmm, maybe I should reach out to the boss' former executive assistant - she left titillating boudoir photos in a file folder which she forgot to take with her when she left.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 23, 2021 11:25 AM (N39Ws)

133 Quint,

Check out the Hillbilly Housewife channel on You Tube. She is better at stretching ingredients to feed people than anyone I know. You can fast forward through the religious bits if you like. But she has a lot of good, filling recipes.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at November 23, 2021 11:25 AM (5HBd1)

134 120 ground beef is like buying a steak now. I might go for vegetarian recipes only to make ends meet. Eggplant Parmesan is next up simply because.

Posted by: Quint at November 23, 2021 11:23 AM (X8f1/)

Insects: the new beef.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 11:25 AM (ynpvh)

135 128 In related news, my pro-jab Democrat friend, who did get vaccinated....just tested positive for the Chinese Bat Virus. Irony.

Stupid horsemen of the Apocalypse....
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at November 23, 2021 11:24 AM (V6f9+)

========

I got Dolley to admit that Disney's cruise covid policies make no sense last night. Once we're done, I'm really going to push her into giving up the covid fear.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 23, 2021 11:26 AM (3EWns)

136 police in the Netherlands making sure protesters stay healthy...good and hard.

In America we sent Officer Chauvin to jail for how long for the way he restrained George Floyd?

And here you've got cops beating people on the ground with truncheons.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 23, 2021 11:26 AM (ESjRY)

137 Two Dollar Tree. Bring back the Jefferson two dollar bill.
Posted by: Quint


I have a series 1952 $2 bill in my desk drawer.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 23, 2021 11:26 AM (rwUGg)

138 I will vote but agree with Wyatt, between reading article and Hemingway's Rigged Pa Democrats know very well how to cheat for themselves without outside help, though millions from Zuckerberg helped in 2020.

Posted by: Skip's Phone at November 23, 2021 11:26 AM (tdjF4)

139 Brent oil up 2%

Posted by: SMOD at November 23, 2021 11:26 AM (RHGPo)

140 We need another 1000 celebrities to each fly their private jets to Davos to discuss how to better limit the deplorables use of oil .

Posted by: illiniwek at November 23, 2021 11:26 AM (Cus5s)

141 No Strategic Natural Gas Reserve. There are a lot of private gas storage wells in the us but they are saved for peak use. The U.S. does store plenty of helium though, so we got that going for us.

Posted by: Javems at November 23, 2021 11:26 AM (AmoqO)

142 We are steeped in a 5 generation cultural lie:

1. Government can solve social and economic problems:
A. If the right people are in charge.
B. If we confiscate and redistribute wealth to the right people.
2. Jack-booted agents of the State are heroes, regardless of whether or not they've performed any heroic acts.
3. Government can provide a free ride:
A. If it's indoctrinating your children.
B. If it's supporting you in your retirement.

Ya know which political party pushed these ideas originally? Democrats.

Ya know which political party fights tooth and nail to protect these ideas today? Republicans.

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at November 23, 2021 11:26 AM (tV/YW)

143 123 BBG: Dollar Tree says $1.25 price point to become new standard

"Dollar and a Quarter Tree stores"
Posted by: Tami at November 23, 2021 11:10 AM (cF8AT)


Soon to be "Tree Fiddy".

Posted by: Roland THTG at November 23, 2021 11:23 AM (j40lz)

Only in some 'hoods, otherwise it's Raayciss.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 11:26 AM (ynpvh)

144 right now Poland is the only holdout

Headlines from 1939...

Well, Germans gotta NAZI apparently, its what they do.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 23, 2021 11:27 AM (ESjRY)

145 In related news, my pro-jab Democrat friend, who did get vaccinated....just tested positive for the Chinese Bat Virus. Irony.

Stupid horsemen of the Apocalypse....
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards

#1 son, shot and a 'Beto' supporter, also came down with the WuFlu.

'Tis a mysterious scientiffy event!

Posted by: Tonypete at November 23, 2021 11:27 AM (jZSOU)

146 A lot of lefty LIVs I talk with just don't get that who they vote for has a direct impact on their lives. It is the damnedest thing.
Posted by: 18-1 at November 23, 2021


***
They must believe it's like rooting for your favorite football team, that you want to vote for the winner (the candidate they think is most likely to win) instead of the one with the better policies.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 23, 2021 11:27 AM (txdEq)

147 95 Oil is up over a buck a barrel on the release of this momentous news. Go figure.
Posted by: GnuBreed at November 23, 2021 11:20 AM (F0YaR)

to repeat something I wrote earlier today: EVERY time the SPR has been used in the past, it causes a very brief drop in spot oil prices while it is being released. Then the markets instantly snap back and oil prices overshoot on the high side.

There is no "Planning" going on in this administration anymore. They are blindly reacting in the most short term way possible to every new piece of bad news, and guaranteeing that things keep getting worse and worse.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 23, 2021 11:27 AM (trdmm)

148 120 ground beef is like buying a steak now. I might go for vegetarian recipes only to make ends meet. Eggplant Parmesan is next up simply because.

Posted by: Quint at November 23, 2021 11:23 AM (X8f1/)

Insects: the new beef.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 11:25 AM (ynpvh)

Stock up on road-kill...while you can.

Posted by: BignJames at November 23, 2021 11:27 AM (AwYPR)

149 Everyone I know that has gotten the Wu Flu since the spring has been jabbed.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 23, 2021 11:27 AM (ESjRY)

150 Sponge Brain Shit Pants(stolen from here) is hiring 80,000 new IRS agents to get up in your colon. Fuck the GOP.

Posted by: Capital Eff believes #RonnaMustGo #McCarthyMustGo #McConnellMustGo at November 23, 2021 11:27 AM (DiVy8)

151 The U.S. does store plenty of helium though, so we got that going for us.
Posted by: Javems at November 23, 2021 11:26 AM (AmoqO)


Pretty sure Obama got rid of that.

Posted by: Roland THTG at November 23, 2021 11:28 AM (j40lz)

152 In Manchester England - protesters block a rapid COVID testing location in order to stop the panic:

https://tinyurl.com/8zv5ebdc

Posted by: kallisto at November 23, 2021 11:28 AM (DJFLF)

153 Insects: the new beef.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 11:25 AM (ynpvh)

Cicada is the new ribeye.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at November 23, 2021 11:28 AM (f9alp)

154 125 > Sounds to me someone is planning there will be no more wars once every country is under Socialism.

Yep. That's why the Soviet-Chicom border looked exactly like, say, the U.S.-Canada border. Smiling border greeters everywhere!

Also, I forget how many wars the Chicoms have had with their Marxist brethren in Vietnam. Several, I know.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 23, 2021 11:23 AM (bW8dp)

Don't forget India, skirmishes with Russia, sending revolutionaries to Indonesian and South America. Yeah, not the most peaceful of nations.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 11:28 AM (ynpvh)

155 >>>I will vote but agree with Wyatt, between reading article and Hemingway's Rigged Pa Democrats know very well how to cheat for themselves without outside help, though millions from Zuckerberg helped in 2020.

Posted by: Skip's Phone

The legislature sat on their hands in 2020, which is why I voted against all GOP incumbents. They seem a little better now, but I sincerely doubt they'll do anything about another steal. Hell, they still believe mail-in ballots are a good thing.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at November 23, 2021 11:28 AM (XSRBF)

156 The only means of effectuating the resolution of the current problems faced is by removing the left from dominance.

Completely and irreversibly. You can talk ad nauseum about them which is going to do NOTHING.

We've faced similar issues throughout our history. What is required is the determination to ACT on our beliefs. Go back and look if you disbelieve and it'll become glaringly evident that we can change course.

Posted by: irongrampa at November 23, 2021 11:28 AM (KATBx)

157 my pro-jab Democrat friend, who did get vaccinated....just tested positive for the Chinese Bat Virus. Irony.

Stupid horsemen of the Apocalypse....
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at November 23, 2021 11:24 AM (V6f9+

I know it's in our nature to over look politics but I have separated myself from any liberal 'friends' for sometime now. When I did tolerate this years ago I felt I was contributing to the problem.

Posted by: Just a side note at November 23, 2021 11:28 AM (shMPn)

158 police in the Netherlands making sure protesters stay healthy...good and hard.

Even the police dog opts out of their brutal tactics:

https://tinyurl.com/26runnwk

Posted by: kallisto at November 23, 2021 11:22 AM (DJFLF)

This is exactly why the founding fathers included the 2nd amendment in the Bill of Rights.

Posted by: Archer at November 23, 2021 11:28 AM (gmo/4)

159 They must believe it's like rooting for your favorite football team, that you want to vote for the winner (the candidate they think is most likely to win) instead of the one with the better policies.

It is pure virtue signaling. The D is a good guy unlike the racist evil R.

What policies does the D support? Who knows, but they must be good because he is a good person.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 23, 2021 11:29 AM (ESjRY)

160 Once the oil in the SPR is gone, the junta will declare there's no more to be had. A fair percentage of the population will believe "there's no more oil" and insist on the Green New Deal.

Thus was always the plan.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at November 23, 2021 11:29 AM (BFigT)

161 The U.S. does store plenty of helium though, so we got that going for us.

I'm envisioning fleets of our nuke-bearing zeppelins approaching China, while playing Ride of the Valkyries.

Posted by: pep at November 23, 2021 11:29 AM (ZsR3z)

162 Two Dollar Tree. Bring back the Jefferson two dollar bill.
Posted by: Quint
*
I have a series 1952 $2 bill in my desk drawer.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 23, 2021


***
I carried one in a pocket of my wallet for years, partly because it was stamped "Raton New Mexico" in red ink. Don't know where it is now, but I didn't throw it away.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 23, 2021 11:29 AM (txdEq)

163
The Krauts have already started that playbook. I was reading a substack piece about that. A German TV presenter went on a rant against the unjabbed.

The strategy is to shift the blame for all the misery of the lockdowns, restrictions, and all that from the govt. to the unjabbed.

Don't be mad at us for doing this to you, it's those dirty Je--uh, unvaccinated who are causing it all. Get mad at them.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at November 23, 2021 11:29 AM (Mzdiz)

164 129 Germany is working on a final solution to the unvaxed question and most the rest of Europe will go along.
Posted by: Ripley at November 23, 2021 11:19 AM (MxEKc

right now Poland is the only holdout
Posted by: kallisto at November 23, 2021 11:25 AM (DJFLF)

"It's deja vu, all over again"--Yogi Berra

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 11:29 AM (ynpvh)

165 Well, Germans gotta NAZI apparently, its what they do.
Posted by: 18-1 at November 23, 2021 11:27 AM (ESjRY)


Well it's been more than 80 years since the last time the Krauts tried to take over the world. They are at it again using different tactics. Another smackdown is in their future.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 23, 2021 11:30 AM (o2MD2)

166 As for the Netherlands link above, it would be a shame if the citizens decided to retalitate.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at November 23, 2021 11:25 AM (XSRBF)


The Netherlands is experiencing cities on fire over this new lockdown. Crowds pulling down police cameras, setting police vehicles aflame, all of it.

Worldwide Gaslight Media....*crickets*

Posted by: kallisto at November 23, 2021 11:30 AM (DJFLF)

167 85 "Austria went full 1940 and is forcing the unvaxxed to be confined to their homes."

Isn't the EU supposed to have a pretty hefty human rights doctrine?
Posted by: squid_hunt at November 23, 2021 11:18 AM (B0mGw)

The anti-vaxxed are not human.
-EU

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 23, 2021 11:30 AM (csEWM)

168 120 ground beef is like buying a steak now. I might go for vegetarian recipes only to make ends meet. Eggplant Parmesan is next up simply because.

Posted by: Quint at November 23, 2021 11:23 AM (X8f1/)

Insects: the new beef.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 11:25 AM (ynpvh)


I don't know why they call this stuff pancrustacean hexapod invertebrates helper. It does just fine by itself, huh? I like it better than tuna helper myself, don't you, Quint?

Posted by: Cousin Eddie at November 23, 2021 11:30 AM (4I/2K)

169 In Manchester England - protesters block a rapid COVID testing location in order to stop the panic:

In the US we need some white hat hackers to hack the clot shot databases.

Do that and suddenly a lot of our immediate problems go away.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 23, 2021 11:30 AM (ESjRY)

170 >>>The Netherlands is experiencing cities on fire over this new lockdown. Crowds pulling down police cameras, setting police vehicles aflame, all of it.

Worldwide Gaslight Media....*crickets*

Posted by: kallisto

Wow, color me surprised.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at November 23, 2021 11:31 AM (XSRBF)

171 We've faced similar issues throughout our history. What is required is the determination to ACT on our beliefs. Go back and look if you disbelieve and it'll become glaringly evident that we can change course.

Posted by: irongrampa at November 23, 2021 11:28 AM (KATBx)
------------

We are currently in a situation where an entire class of Americans is legally prevented from participating in their own government.

The only good Democrat is a subterranean Democrat.

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at November 23, 2021 11:31 AM (tV/YW)

172 126 1870s here we come! Wood, glass, metal, leather.

A guy could make a pretty good basement sex dungeon outta those things.
Posted by: Sigmund Freud, Vienna at November 23, 2021 11:22 AM (4I/2K)

My bottle of Gorilla Glue says it's good for all this stuff.


it's probably made out of petroleum

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at November 23, 2021 11:31 AM (sGtp+)

173 *off judicial sock.

Posted by: Deep State 910 at November 23, 2021 11:32 AM (zvYHx)

174 "1870s here we come! Wood, glass, metal, leather.

A guy could make a pretty good basement sex dungeon outta those things.

Posted by: Sigmund Freud"


I've been busy finishing our basement as a game/rec room for the kids and visitors. But not too late to change. Do you have any plans?

Posted by: Ripley at November 23, 2021 11:32 AM (MxEKc)

175 have a series 1952 $2 bill in my desk drawer.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 23, 2021 11:26 AM (rwUGg)

moi aussi. There are some cool old school $2 bills. As I recall, Monticello used to pay back change at their gift store in $2 bills when that worked out.

Posted by: Quint at November 23, 2021 11:32 AM (X8f1/)

176 My bottle of Gorilla Glue says it's good for all this stuff.


Hey its a shampoo too right?

Posted by: Some Stupid TikTokker at November 23, 2021 11:32 AM (ESjRY)

177 Y'know, if we gathered up all the Leftist horseshit clogging up the works in this world, dumped it in a huge, sealed pit (in a pinch we could use the Grand Canyon and cover it over with plastic, but I'm not sure there's enough room), and let it ferment down there all by itself, smelling its own farts?

We could generate enough methane to power the entire Western world, save Europe from freezing this winter, and put Putin in the poor house.

"Not shit - ENERGY!"

Posted by: Tar at November 23, 2021 11:32 AM (riqpx)

178 Fuel prices.

Best thing Trump did economic wise, was lay to rest we had to import any oil. Ds can blame gas stations, refineries, OPEC.

But having been energy independent last year, I truly believe voters can make the connection.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at November 23, 2021 11:32 AM (ZxV1A)

179 In Manchester England - protesters block a rapid COVID testing location in order to stop the panic:

Proving what? That the anti-vax side can be stupid too? If you don't want a shot, or you don't want to get tested, don't, but don't stop others from doing what they choose.

Posted by: pep at November 23, 2021 11:32 AM (ZsR3z)

180 I'm going to write Tarl Warwick and ask him why he hasn't covered the Resistance in the Netherlands. After all, he lives there. I suspect his Dutch wifey is on the side of the locker-downers.

*Warwick's screen name is Styxhexenhammer666*

Posted by: kallisto at November 23, 2021 11:32 AM (DJFLF)

181 145 In related news, my pro-jab Democrat friend, who did get vaccinated....just tested positive for the Chinese Bat Virus. Irony.

Stupid horsemen of the Apocalypse....
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards

#1 son, shot and a 'Beto' supporter, also came down with the WuFlu.

'Tis a mysterious scientiffy event!

Posted by: Tonypete at November 23, 2021 11:27 AM (jZSOU)

"But just IMAGINE how many elephants we'd have if I DIDN'T knock these sticks together"--some Dem

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 11:33 AM (ynpvh)

182 Mail voting because of Covid gave Democrats all the fraud they needed

Posted by: Skip's Phone at November 23, 2021 11:33 AM (tdjF4)

183 I'm envisioning fleets of our nuke-bearing zeppelins approaching China, while playing Ride of the Valkyries.

Posted by: pep at November 23, 2021 11:29 AM (ZsR3z)


I LOL'd

Posted by: Archer at November 23, 2021 11:33 AM (gmo/4)

184 Cicada is the new ribeye.

Original recipe or extra crispy?

Posted by: KFC at November 23, 2021 11:33 AM (pbStR)

185 182 Mail voting because of Covid gave Democrats all the fraud they needed
Posted by: Skip's Phone at November 23, 2021 11:33 AM (tdjF4)

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The late night ballot box stuffing in six states says that that's not true.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 23, 2021 11:33 AM (3EWns)

186 Posted by: pep at November 23, 2021 11:32 AM (ZsR3z)

at this point it's do anything to eff up the corrupt system.

the ones who want the test can go to an unblocked clinic

Posted by: kallisto at November 23, 2021 11:33 AM (DJFLF)

187 Trump's shadow campaign also recently polled Trump-Biden matchups in the five states, all of which were decided in 2020 by fewer than 3 percentage points. According to the poll, a memo of which was obtained by POLITICO, the former president led Biden in Arizona by 8 percentage points, Georgia by 3 points, Michigan by 12 points, Pennsylvania by 6 points and Wisconsin by 10 points

Posted by: SMOD at November 23, 2021 11:33 AM (RHGPo)

188 Don't forget India, skirmishes with Russia, sending revolutionaries to Indonesian and South America. Yeah, not the most peaceful of nations.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 11:28 AM (ynpvh)

And more than a few to the United States, e.g Saikat Chakrabarty who engineered AOC's campaign. Everyone's got their bad actors.

Posted by: Erik in Texas at November 23, 2021 11:34 AM (180Hg)

189 187 Trump's shadow campaign also recently polled Trump-Biden matchups in the five states, all of which were decided in 2020 by fewer than 3 percentage points. According to the poll, a memo of which was obtained by POLITICO, the former president led Biden in Arizona by 8 percentage points, Georgia by 3 points, Michigan by 12 points, Pennsylvania by 6 points and Wisconsin by 10 points
Posted by: SMOD at November 23, 2021 11:33 AM (RHGPo)

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These are the numbers of a successful incumbent.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 23, 2021 11:34 AM (3EWns)

190 at this point it's do anything to eff up the corrupt system.

the ones who want the test can go to an unblocked clinic


I get that. People are sick of being ignored by their governments, and are lashing out, but this is still stupid.

Posted by: pep at November 23, 2021 11:35 AM (ZsR3z)

191 Seems easier to comment on foreign news than your own.

Posted by: Skip's Phone at November 23, 2021 11:35 AM (tdjF4)

192 OT: Oral B Charcoal floss

-took the plunge on this one because I was curious, although the charcoal part is silly.

-it is a pretty thick floss. Pro.

-Has a heavy waxen feel, but does not leave a feeling of residue on your teeth.

-The color (black) is kind of nice to show the crap you are pulling from between your teeth. On the other hand, I kind of figured that already and did not need visual proof.

-it's not bad floss, but: $5 (and change) for 54 yrds. Regular waxed (hard to find unwaxed anymore) $0.97 for 100 yrds. Definitely not worth it in my opinion.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 23, 2021 11:35 AM (csEWM)

193 BBG: Dollar Tree says $1.25 price point to become new standard

"Dollar and a Quarter Tree stores"

10 Bits Stores

Posted by: SFGoth at November 23, 2021 11:35 AM (KAi1n)

194 141 No Strategic Natural Gas Reserve. There are a lot of private gas storage wells in the us but they are saved for peak use. The U.S. does store plenty of helium though, so we got that going for us.

Posted by: Javems at November 23, 2021 11:26 AM (AmoqO)


Nuh uh uh -- We have a helium shortage. It'll probably get worse as the economy recovers. Just type 'helium shortage' into your search engine; there are many articles...

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 23, 2021 11:35 AM (F0YaR)

195

Our industry council has a great recipe book! Lean protein at its finest, and an infinite supply makes it inexpensive as well!

Posted by: Long P. Ig at November 23, 2021 11:36 AM (uYVgb)

196 My bottle of Gorilla Glue says it's good for all this stuff.

The Paolo, how you say, does not deny his Eyelash Glue essence from his admirers.

Posted by: The Paolo at November 23, 2021 11:36 AM (jZSOU)

197 These are the numbers of a successful incumbent.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 23, 2021 11:34 AM (3EWns)

And probably just as accurate in NOV 20.

Posted by: Deep State 910 at November 23, 2021 11:36 AM (zvYHx)

198 194
Nuh uh uh -- We have a helium shortage. It'll probably get worse as the economy recovers. Just type 'helium shortage' into your search engine; there are many articles...
Posted by: GnuBreed at November 23, 2021 11:35 AM (F0YaR)

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There are many articles about Russian collusion.

Just sayin'...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 23, 2021 11:36 AM (3EWns)

199 Listening to the podcast now!

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at November 23, 2021 11:36 AM (nxdel)

200 The Netherlands is experiencing cities on fire over this new lockdown. Crowds pulling down police cameras, setting police vehicles aflame, all of it.

Worldwide Gaslight Media....*crickets*
Posted by: kallisto at November 23, 2021 11:30 AM (DJFLF)


I've seen it covered at Daily Mail, but that's the only place.

Posted by: Jordan61 at November 23, 2021 11:36 AM (Ez6QX)

201 I would expect these draconian moves by European and Australian/NZ tyrants will go hot before 2022 is half over.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 23, 2021 11:22 AM (N39Ws)
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That was yesterday's news.

https://tinyurl.com/y2hu3fjp

Posted by: Biden's Dog at November 23, 2021 11:36 AM (iBUlF)

202 Our industry council has a great recipe book! Lean protein at its finest, and an infinite supply makes it inexpensive as well!

Bah you can't trick us like that!

Posted by: Some Liberal drinking Soylent at November 23, 2021 11:36 AM (ESjRY)

203 Posted by: KFC at November 23, 2021 11:33 AM


I see what you did there. golf clap.

Posted by: Archer at November 23, 2021 11:36 AM (gmo/4)

204 149 Everyone I know that has gotten the Wu Flu since the spring has been jabbed.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 23, 2021 11:27 AM (ESjRY)

my 95-year-old Dad got it, and he almost never leaves the place he shares w/ my brother. He got it first, then spread it to my brother and his wife. My brother suspects it was from foodstuffs he brought from the store that my Dad touched, then proceeded to touch his eyes and nose. Dad was not vaxxed, brother and sister-in-law were. Dad's almost over it, taking steroids and antibiotics for the secondary lung crap. it's been two weeks. #twoweeks. Oh, that's what they meant.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 11:36 AM (ynpvh)

205 We have family in Australia, and my mom communicates with them often, they said that the police forces are rounding up people in certain areas and forcing them to get the vaccines. also anyone leaving the house, even for food, is fined $5,000.

Back here at home at, Mr. Spypeach is still trying to get a religious exemption, we received an update from his "case worker" that the committee has requested he answer these additional questions.

Is your request for accommodation based on a sincerely held religious doctrine?

If so, how long have you observed this religious doctrine?

How else do you put your religious beliefs into practice?

Does your religious belief require other restrictions? If so, describe

It's so infuriating.

Posted by: spypeach at November 23, 2021 11:36 AM (Up/Jb)

206 You guys are discussing one of the 10 mental defects common in all Leftists.

The inability to determine cause and effect.

Posted by: Just a side note at November 23, 2021 11:36 AM (shMPn)

207 1870s here we come! Wood, glass, metal, leather.
Posted by: rickb223

We're already there every Saturday afternoon here.

Posted by: SFGoth at November 23, 2021 11:37 AM (KAi1n)

208 IIRC, the XL pipeline is deader than dead. The Canadian company that wanted to build it threw up their hands in disgust when FJB shut it down his first day in office. They're suing the U.S. government for gazillions of dollars to try and recover some of the money they've lost trying to get it built.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- bitterly clinging to the deplorable life '70s style! at November 23, 2021 11:37 AM (j0p94)

209 We takes our victories where we can gets em:

https://tinyurl.com/5udhf8ux

Posted by: kallisto at November 23, 2021 11:37 AM (DJFLF)

210 Screw natural disasters! This is a man-made disaster - we need to pump!

Posted by: InCali at November 23, 2021 11:38 AM (ov5G+)

211 150 Sponge Brain Shit Pants(stolen from here) is hiring 80,000 new IRS agents to get up in your colon. Fuck the GOP.

Posted by: Capital Eff believes #RonnaMustGo #McCarthyMustGo #McConnellMustGo at November 23, 2021 11:27 AM (DiVy

They'd do hair-sniffing too, except that's FJB's job, Czar of hair-sniffing and grabbing itty-bitty girl titties.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 11:38 AM (ynpvh)

212 Good idea...now that they've looted them all!

@disclosetv 10m

JUST IN - Police to increase presence at retail stores amid mob looting crimewave in San Francisco, California Gov. Newsom announces.

Posted by: Tami at November 23, 2021 11:38 AM (cF8AT)

213 Soylent Rainbow: It's what's for dinner.

Posted by: klaftern at November 23, 2021 11:38 AM (taPSh)

214 151 The U.S. does store plenty of helium though, so we got that going for us.
Posted by: Javems at November 23, 2021 11:26 AM (AmoqO)


Pretty sure Obama got rid of that.

Posted by: Roland THTG at November 23, 2021 11:28 AM (j40lz)


Pity the poor clowns.

Posted by: Javems at November 23, 2021 11:38 AM (AmoqO)

215 151 The U.S. does store plenty of helium though, so we got that going for us.
Posted by: Javems at November 23, 2021 11:26 AM (AmoqO)

Pretty sure Obama got rid of that.
Posted by: Roland THTG at November 23, 2021 11:28 AM (j40lz)

Was replaced by Demo hot air.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 11:38 AM (ynpvh)

216
I have zero hope for PA. Philly will cheat as always, and Pittsburgh is a leftist haven. Without those cities, PA would be a solid red paradise.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at November 23, 2021 11:19 AM


We legitimately won in 2020, except for the extra 200,000 ballots that appeared out of nowhere. I think we'll be smarter next time, and every county outside of Philly and Pittsburgh will wait until they drop before announcing their results.

The (R)'s in VA did this last week and it helped greatly.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at November 23, 2021 11:38 AM (dQvv7)

217 Has anybody had the nerve to tell his doctor that he's using the pony paste form of Ivermectin? Or any friends? I've kept it very sub rosa, and I haven't seen my doctor this fall. I doubt I'd tell him.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 23, 2021 11:38 AM (txdEq)

218 All of that volatile crude oil must be pumped out of the ground and disposed of. Maybe we could burn it or something.

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 23, 2021 11:39 AM (KOlLu)

219 That was yesterday's news.


The liberal response to this, BTW, is that those poor indigenous people need help. Ignoring the "forced by the army into concentration camps" part.

If it wasn't so serious it would be comical.

News Head line from 1945: German government helps jobless people with new work camps - Work will make you free is the government's stated goal!

Posted by: Some Liberal drinking Soylent at November 23, 2021 11:39 AM (ESjRY)

220 212 Good idea...now that they've looted them all!

@disclosetv 10m

JUST IN - Police to increase presence at retail stores amid mob looting crimewave in San Francisco, California Gov. Newsom announces.
Posted by: Tami at November 23, 2021 11:38 AM (cF8AT)

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Aren't the police barred from stopping people from stealing in California now? What's the good of increased police presence if they won't do anything?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 23, 2021 11:39 AM (3EWns)

221 In Manchester England - protesters block a rapid COVID testing location in order to stop the panic:

In the US we need some white hat hackers to hack the clot shot databases.

Do that and suddenly a lot of our immediate problems go away.
Posted by: 18-1 at November 23, 2021 11:30 AM (ESjRY)

So, sorta like robbing banks and while we're in the vault, tearing up mortgage deeds. Let's do it again!

Posted by: John Dillinger at November 23, 2021 11:39 AM (4I/2K)

222 153 Insects: the new beef.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 11:25 AM (ynpvh)

Cicada is the new ribeye.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at November 23, 2021 11:28 AM (f9alp)

Cricket is the new Chicken. Pretty good with garlic and butter.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 11:39 AM (ynpvh)

223 >>Aren't the police barred from stopping people from stealing in California now? What's the good of increased police presence if they won't do anything?


They can help the thieves load their takings into their vehicles.

Posted by: garrett at November 23, 2021 11:40 AM (4/+ky)

224 Yeah. JEF drained the SPR, and somehow in under 4 years Trump not only managed to make the mantra of the RINO's "drill now!" a forgotten campaign slogan, he lowered gas prices and completely restored the Strategic Reserves.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 23, 2021 11:16 AM

Not according to MichiganGasPrices.com chart: https://bit.ly/3FGmQox

If you go here and set to "USA Average" and "10-years", you can see gas prices dropped from an avg between $3.25 - $4.00 between Nov 2012 and June 2014... to under $2.00 in Dec 2014. Rose back up to $2.80 by May 2015. Back down to $1.70 by Dec 2015.

Avg gas price then hovered between $2.15 and $2.50 during 2016. From Jan 2017 to Oct 2018, prices consistently rose to a peak of $2.80. Between Oct 2018 and Mar 2020, prices were between $2.40 and $2.90.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 23, 2021 11:40 AM (Do5/p)

225 The Netherlands is experiencing cities on fire over this new lockdown. Crowds pulling down police cameras, setting police vehicles aflame, all of it.

Worldwide Gaslight Media....*crickets*
Posted by: kallisto at November 23, 2021 11:30 AM (DJFLF)


Kinda tells us something doesn't it?

Posted by: Diogenes at November 23, 2021 11:40 AM (axyOa)

226 220 Aren't the police barred from stopping people from stealing in California now?

indeed. they'll be there as stealing monitors. "yep, that's stealing."

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at November 23, 2021 11:40 AM (sGtp+)

227 So the Arbery case has now gone to the Jury. Time will tell.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 23, 2021 11:40 AM (trdmm)

228 165 Well, Germans gotta NAZI apparently, its what they do.
Posted by: 18-1 at November 23, 2021 11:27 AM (ESjRY)


Well it's been more than 80 years since the last time the Krauts tried to take over the world. They are at it again using different tactics. Another smackdown is in their future.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 23, 2021 11:30 AM (o2MD2)

I did Nazi that coming...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 11:41 AM (ynpvh)

229 You got to love the media and their narrative.

I know virtually nothing about the Aubrey case but from the photos that the media is using you'd convict on those alone.

The photos of the defendants are cropped mugshot photos, the photo of the deceased appears to be his high school prom photo.

I don't think the dude was in high school when he was shot.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at November 23, 2021 11:41 AM (xjshH)

230 223 >>Aren't the police barred from stopping people from stealing in California now? What's the good of increased police presence if they won't do anything?


They can help the thieves load their takings into their vehicles.
Posted by: garrett at November 23, 2021 11:40 AM (4/+ky)

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I wonder how the owners of places like Louis Vuitton are feeling about this whole, "let crime run free for social justice" thing as it plays out. I wonder if they're saying anything to their representatives in the state legislature.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 23, 2021 11:41 AM (3EWns)

231 Meanwhile in Naples...


https://tinyurl.com/4sphpasv

I only hope there are lots of Neapolitans whose DNA shows the markers of their ancestors who overthrew the French Republican invaders in 1799...

Posted by: kallisto at November 23, 2021 11:41 AM (DJFLF)

232 You guys are discussing one of the 10 mental defects common in all Leftists.

The inability to determine cause and effect.


We would be nothing without the easily-deceived. God bless the TV.

Posted by: The Elite at November 23, 2021 11:41 AM (pbStR)

233 Posted by: spypeach at November 23, 2021 11:36 AM (Up/Jb)
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You, too, aren't up to date with what's going down down under:

https://tinyurl.com/y2hu3fjp

Posted by: Biden's Dog at November 23, 2021 11:41 AM (iBUlF)

234 Funny how San Fran only started to get concerned about robbery when the stores that Rich People liked started to get ransacked.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 23, 2021 11:41 AM (trdmm)

235 Aren't the police barred from stopping people from stealing in California now? What's the good of increased police presence if they won't do anything?


They can help the thieves load their takings into their vehicles.


Soon, we'll be hearing of "retail deserts" in SF, and there will be calls for government to step in and run the stores. I wish I was kidding.

Posted by: pep at November 23, 2021 11:42 AM (ZsR3z)

236 Nuh uh uh -- We have a helium shortage. It'll probably get worse as the economy recovers. Just type 'helium shortage' into your search engine; there are many articles...
Posted by: GnuBreed at November 23, 2021 11:35 AM (F0YaR)


Oh yeah, that's been going on for close to 10 years now. There just isn't any. Used to see $30 helium tanks at costco, no more. Ex was a realtor, so we always had a tank of helium in the garage so I could blow up balloons for open houses and 20+ directional signs. Tank went from $90/refill to 4 figures almost overnight.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 23, 2021 11:42 AM (wAnMi)

237 Posted by: spypeach at November 23, 2021 11:36 AM

Your religious beliefs are none of their fucking business. Tell them read the Nuremberg Laws.

Posted by: Archer at November 23, 2021 11:42 AM (gmo/4)

238 It's such a shame we have such morons running the country. Still, I'm going to have one hellava Thanksgiving.! Will start by roasting the beets tonight.

Posted by: sidney at November 23, 2021 11:42 AM (LJJah)

239 We legitimately won in 2020, except for the extra 200,000 ballots that appeared out of nowhere. I think we'll be smarter next time, and every county outside of Philly and Pittsburgh will wait until they drop before announcing their results.

The (R)'s in VA did this last week and it helped greatly.
Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at November 23, 2021 11:38 AM (dQvv7)

Didn't VA also have. The massive change in that they actually had a record of all absentee ballots that went out? So they actually knew how many were out there. And that was different from 2020? I mean you can't have a sudden addition of 200,000 absentee votes get tallied when only 85,000 were sent out.

Posted by: Buzzion at November 23, 2021 11:42 AM (cFsny)

240 171 The only good Democrat is a subterranean Democrat.

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at November 23, 2021 11:31 AM (tV/YW)

Why, that's how the undermine you.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 11:42 AM (ynpvh)

241 234 Funny how San Fran only started to get concerned about robbery when the stores that Rich People liked started to get ransacked.
Posted by: Tom Servo at November 23, 2021 11:41 AM (trdmm)

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But don't you dare call it a stratified society of the ultra wealthy lording over the poor underclasses.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 23, 2021 11:42 AM (3EWns)

242 >> So the Arbery case has now gone to the Jury. Time will tell.


I think the only thing keeping that Trial from receiving a Directed Verdict was the inclusion of Rowdy Roddy in the case...

Judge already declared the defense has no standing under the Georgia Citizens Arrest Law.

Posted by: garrett at November 23, 2021 11:42 AM (4/+ky)

243 How many USDA Prime Cricket drumsticks to the lb?
I'm guessing about 17k.

Posted by: klaftern at November 23, 2021 11:42 AM (taPSh)

244 176 My bottle of Gorilla Glue says it's good for all this stuff.


Hey its a shampoo too right?

Posted by: Some Stupid TikTokker at November 23, 2021 11:32 AM (ESjRY)

Hair conditioner

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 11:43 AM (ynpvh)

245 Somebody has to provide the free shit.

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 23, 2021 11:43 AM (KOlLu)

246 In a time of regular-sized monkeys, I was a Pygmy Marmoset eating a grape.

Posted by: Gutfeld at November 23, 2021 11:43 AM (1M1pd)

247 Aren't the police barred from stopping people from stealing in California now? What's the good of increased police presence if they won't do anything?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison

The police are there to warn shoplifters- "Stop or I shall say Stop again if you persist."

Posted by: whig at November 23, 2021 11:43 AM (9hXN1)

248 I've been thinking about the DA in Wisconsin.
Look at the societal havoc they have caused.
First, they release Jacob Blake, who goes on to get himself shot by cops, followed by the Kenosha riots, which ensnared Kyle, whom they never should have tried.
But, wait, it gets better.
They lose the Kyle prosecution in historically unprofessional fashion.
THEN
They release Darrell Brooks on a small bail. 2 days later we get the Waukesha massacre.
Those DAs should be run out of town on a rail before before they cause more chaos.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at November 23, 2021 11:44 AM (jTmQV)

249 We have a helium shortage.


Needed to power helium lasers of our alien invaders.

Posted by: Archer at November 23, 2021 11:44 AM (gmo/4)

250 How much of our strategic oil reserve is going to the chinese communist party for the takeover of Taiwan. I heard Biden was pushing about 1 million barrels a day to the chinese.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at November 23, 2021 11:44 AM (iDcra)

251 I guess it was a matter of time?

https://tinyurl.com/mzaa8cmd

"House GOP demands end to vaxx mandates"

Posted by: kallisto at November 23, 2021 11:44 AM (DJFLF)

252 Has anybody had the nerve to tell his doctor that he's using the pony paste form of Ivermectin? Or any friends? I've kept it very sub rosa, and I haven't seen my doctor this fall. I doubt I'd tell him.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 23, 2021 11:38 AM (txdEq)

I have an appointment next month and was going to mention it to my doctor. Asked about Ivermectin back in May and he said he didn't want to get sued.

I'm gonna tell him that I'm using the paste and if it makes me sick I'm going to sue him and the hospital because they wouldn't prescribe a drug that has been used over 4 BILLION times across the world.

Posted by: Deep State 910 at November 23, 2021 11:44 AM (zvYHx)

253 Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 23, 2021 11:40 AM (Do5/p)

When the price went below $2 in 2015 it was because of fracking and ND and West Texas pumping like crazy. It actually was a little scary in Houston because the price per barrel was below the break even point and oil still runs Houston.

Posted by: Just a side note at November 23, 2021 11:44 AM (shMPn)

254 >>I wonder how the owners of places like Louis Vuitton are feeling about this whole, "let crime run free for social justice" thing as it plays out. I wonder if they're saying anything to their representatives in the state legislature.


Why are the Insurance Companies not telling their California Clientele to go pound sand?

Posted by: garrett at November 23, 2021 11:44 AM (4/+ky)

255 Didn't VA also have. The massive change in that they actually had a record of all absentee ballots that went out? So they actually knew how many were out there. And that was different from 2020? I mean you can't have a sudden addition of 200,000 absentee votes get tallied when only 85,000 were sent out.

It's obvious and logical to do this, so naturally the Dems are opposed. It might work.

Posted by: pep at November 23, 2021 11:44 AM (ZsR3z)

256 254 Why are the Insurance Companies not telling their California Clientele to go pound sand?
Posted by: garrett at November 23, 2021 11:44 AM (4/+ky)

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They might be, which is why Newsom is suddenly making some move to do something about it, no matter how ineffective.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 23, 2021 11:45 AM (3EWns)

257 I think we'll be smarter next time, and every county outside of Philly and Pittsburgh will wait until they drop before announcing their results.

Better yet, "revise" your totals at midnight.

Posted by: t-bird at November 23, 2021 11:45 AM (AytXr)

258 This year, why not go out and shoot a chicken ?
Posted by: JT

I did! Scared the crap out of everyone in the meat section at the grocery store.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 23, 2021 11:08 AM (rwUGg)


This is always funny.

Posted by: G. Gnome will not comply at November 23, 2021 11:45 AM (OQcPl)

259 210 Screw natural disasters! This is a man-made disaster - we need to pump!

Posted by: InCali at November 23, 2021 11:38 AM (ov5G+)

Definitely not Force Majeur, unless you consider FBJ and the 'crats to fall under that, like hordes of locusts.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 11:45 AM (ynpvh)

260 >>They might be, which is why Newsom is suddenly making some move to do something about it, no matter how ineffective.


I would think they have cause to abandon their contracts in the State.

Posted by: garrett at November 23, 2021 11:46 AM (4/+ky)

261 I'd have thought the Germans would have learned about trying to take the world over the third time.

The Japanese seem to have absorbed the lesson quite well.

Posted by: irongrampa at November 23, 2021 11:46 AM (KATBx)

262 257 I think we'll be smarter next time, and every county outside of Philly and Pittsburgh will wait until they drop before announcing their results.

Better yet, "revise" your totals at midnight.
Posted by: t-bird at November 23, 2021 11:45 AM (AytXr)

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Red counties should cheat so egregiously that Democrats call for an audit of the state's results.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 23, 2021 11:46 AM (3EWns)

263 JUST IN - Police to increase presence at retail stores amid mob looting crimewave in San Francisco, California Gov. Newsom announces.

OK, so the police will be "present" but will they be allowed to do anything to stop the looters? Or just stand there and look at the ceiling?

Posted by: Oddbob at November 23, 2021 11:46 AM (nfrXX)

264 "The Netherlands is experiencing cities on fire over this new lockdown. Crowds pulling down police cameras, setting police vehicles aflame, all of it.

Worldwide Gaslight Media....*crickets*

Posted by: kallisto"



From the MSM coverage I have found it appears violent protests over govt. abuse is now not a good thing.

Posted by: Ripley at November 23, 2021 11:46 AM (MxEKc)

265 I'm gonna tell him that I'm using the paste and if it makes me sick I'm going to sue him and the hospital because they wouldn't prescribe a drug that has been used over 4 BILLION times across the world.
Posted by: Deep State 910

Don't be a k*nt...

Posted by: Just Sayin at November 23, 2021 11:46 AM (uYVgb)

266 212 Good idea...now that they've looted them all!

@disclosetv 10m

JUST IN - Police to increase presence at retail stores amid mob looting crimewave in San Francisco, California Gov. Newsom announces.

Posted by: Tami at November 23, 2021 11:38 AM (cF8AT)

Is it considered looting if they only take less than $1K, and nobody tries to stop them? Sounds like the Dem's set up free self-service, and deserve what they get.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 11:46 AM (ynpvh)

267 249 We have a helium shortage.


Needed to power helium lasers of our alien invaders.


no problem. when the fusion powerplants come online in 30 years, we'll have so much helium that it'll be too cheap to meter.

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at November 23, 2021 11:46 AM (sGtp+)

268 An acquaintance who lives in NW France has been under unvaxxed unpersoning law for some time now. She is prohibited from entering a grocery store or any kind of retail establishment that can accomodate more than ten pyrsyns. Thankfully for her, she lives in an area that has a lot of outdoor farmers' markets.

Posted by: kallisto at November 23, 2021 11:47 AM (DJFLF)

269 https://tinyurl.com/y2hu3fjp
Posted by: Biden's Dog at November 23, 2021 11:41 AM (iBUlF)

Yes, saw that, but the other stuff is going on too, specifically in Binjari, Rockhole and other places. It's unreal.

Posted by: spypeach at November 23, 2021 11:47 AM (Up/Jb)

270 No, I don't talk to my doctor about things like that. I also don't talk to her about vitamins or supplements. There's no point.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at November 23, 2021 11:47 AM (5HBd1)

271 -
"House GOP demands end to vaxx mandates"

Posted by: kallisto at November 23, 2021 11:44 AM -
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Just for themselves (congress), or, you know, the rest of us?

Posted by: irright at November 23, 2021 11:47 AM (8rX4S)

272 >>OK, so the police will be "present" but will they be allowed to do anything to stop the looters? Or just stand there and look at the ceiling?


They are there to make sure the disadvantaged don't take more than one Flat Screen per Person per Day.

Posted by: garrett at November 23, 2021 11:47 AM (4/+ky)

273 >>>We legitimately won in 2020, except for the extra 200,000 ballots that appeared out of nowhere. I think we'll be smarter next time, and every county outside of Philly and Pittsburgh will wait until they drop before announcing their results.


That's my hope. Wait Philly and Pitt out.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at November 23, 2021 11:47 AM (XSRBF)

274 So I guess it's ok to rob Walgreens but Louis Vuitton ?That's going too far

Posted by: It's me donna at November 23, 2021 11:48 AM (87qwM)

275 This year, why not go out and shoot a chicken ?
Posted by: JT

I did! Scared the crap out of everyone in the meat section at the grocery store.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 23, 2021 11:08 AM (rwUGg)


This is always funny.
Posted by: G. Gnome will not comply

Concur ! LOL !!!

Posted by: JT at November 23, 2021 11:48 AM (arJlL)

276 273 >>>We legitimately won in 2020, except for the extra 200,000 ballots that appeared out of nowhere. I think we'll be smarter next time, and every county outside of Philly and Pittsburgh will wait until they drop before announcing their results.


That's my hope. Wait Philly and Pitt out.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at November 23, 2021 11:47 AM (XSRBF)

Are the going to have to wait the 5 days after out or is there actually an election night again?

Posted by: Inogame X-State Lines at November 23, 2021 11:48 AM (53oGX)

277 Yes, saw that, but the other stuff is going on too, specifically in Binjari, Rockhole and other places. It's unreal.
Posted by: spypeach at November 23, 2021 11:47 AM (Up/Jb)
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I know of Aussies who fled to Florida.

Posted by: Biden's Dog at November 23, 2021 11:50 AM (iBUlF)

278 242 Garrett, prosecution cannot get a directed verdict as this is a jury trial. Defense can, but not prosecution. The 6th Amendment is a guarantee to individuals of a jury trial, not to the state.

Similarly, the state cannot force a defendant into a bench criminal trial. A defendant may request one, but not the state.

Posted by: whig at November 23, 2021 11:50 AM (9hXN1)

279 Check out the Hillbilly Housewife channel on You Tube. She is better at stretching ingredients to feed people than anyone I know. You can fast forward through the religious bits if you like. But she has a lot of good, filling recipes.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at November 23, 2021 11:25 AM

This one? https://bit.ly/3DLOyzP

The Hillbilly Kitchen - Down Home Country Cooking

Been a subscriber for years. I really enjoy her videos. Both her recipes and her presentation.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 23, 2021 11:51 AM (Do5/p)

280 What this world needs is a global war on plastic! Send the plastic grabbers house-to-house to round up all of the assault plastics and plastic nuts.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at November 23, 2021 11:51 AM (BPuaD)

281 If things get real bad on the food front, and this blog is still up, will CBD do a special on ways to cook insects, bark, and grass? Sou Vide?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 11:51 AM (ynpvh)

282 Aren't the police barred from stopping people from stealing in California now? What's the good of increased police presence if they won't do anything?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 23, 2021 11:39 AM (3EWns)

This is the same sort of smoke and mirrors as releasing 50M barrels of oil...it's just to get the headline. Nothing more.

Posted by: Tami at November 23, 2021 11:51 AM (cF8AT)

283
If you've been vax unpersoned under color of law, just stop paying taxes.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 23, 2021 11:51 AM (yTMfZ)

284 >JUST IN - Police to increase presence at retail stores amid mob looting crimewave in San Francisco, California Gov. Newsom announces.
Posted by: Tami at November 23, 2021 11:38 AM (cF8AT)

So they'll stand there picking their noses while the yutes conduct their raids. You don't think they'd actually arrest these fine, upstanding citizens do you?

It'll be like that commercial. "Arrest them? No, I only tell you that a crime is happening. I'm a crime monitor."

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at November 23, 2021 11:52 AM (cSs/W)

285 . . . gas prices dropped from an avg between $3.25 - $4.00 between Nov 2012 and June 2014... to under $2.00 in Dec 2014. Rose back up to $2.80 by May 2015. Back down to $1.70 by Dec 2015.

Avg gas price then hovered between $2.15 and $2.50 during 2016. From Jan 2017 to Oct 2018, prices consistently rose to a peak of $2.80. Between Oct 2018 and Mar 2020, prices were between $2.40 and $2.90.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 23, 2021


***
I never saw a gallon of regular go for less than 2.50 around here until April of 2020.

I'd take that $2.40 over $3.40 any time.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 23, 2021 11:52 AM (txdEq)

286 One of the Portland news channels has been doing a series on the homeless. It's pretty interesting. If there is an encampment that is by the freeway, the city and ODOT point fingers at each other about who is responsible for cleanup. And when they do a clean up, they can't touch "personal property". So all this junk gets left behind. There's a black activist that goes out and does cleanup on his own, afterwards.

One of the property owners said he didn't mind sharing but didn't want this, meaning the drugs and garbage. It seems that the type of person that lives in a tent on the street doesn't have the desire for tidyness. There's no way they will ever get this cleared out. And when they move them out, they get protesters in their neighborhood, trying to intimidate them for their actions.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at November 23, 2021 11:52 AM (5HBd1)

287 Are the going to have to wait the 5 days after out or is there actually an election night again?

That's the real problem. Unless you're willing to say "here's the deadline, and no "votes" will be counted after that", and mean it, it's meaningless. Of course, Judge Waikiki will have a say.

Posted by: pep at November 23, 2021 11:53 AM (ZsR3z)

288 283 This is the same sort of smoke and mirrors as releasing 50M barrels of oil...it's just to get the headline. Nothing more.
Posted by: Tami at November 23, 2021 11:51 AM (cF8AT)

==========

I look forward to the financial stakeholders in Louis Vuitton reacting to the virtue signaling that will do nothing to help them save their stock.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 23, 2021 11:53 AM (3EWns)

289 Cricket flour, anyone? High in protein...
https://www.cricketflours.com/cricket-flour-recipes/

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 11:53 AM (ynpvh)

290 @ElectionWiz 3m

JUST IN: New York's city council is moving to allow 800,000 legal residents who are not citizens to vote in local elections in the coming weeks. - NYT

Posted by: Tami at November 23, 2021 11:53 AM (cF8AT)

291 >>Garrett, prosecution cannot get a directed verdict as this is a jury trial.


Ah...that explains why this is still going to the Jury. Thanks.

Was wondering why they proceeded once the Defense failed to make a cogent argument against prosecution.
Once Judge found no basis for CA, this should be over unless Defense has another avenue.

Posted by: garrett at November 23, 2021 11:53 AM (4/+ky)

292 Posted by: Autumn Closing In at November 23, 2021 11:49 AM (E4NQ0)

Who are you Jonah Goldberg? Both sides? Your false equivocation of your imagined positions of the majority of those on the Right piss me off more than Leftists.

Posted by: Just a side note at November 23, 2021 11:54 AM (shMPn)

293 will CBD do a special on ways to cook insects, bark, and grass? Sou Vide?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 11:51 AM (ynpvh)

Absolutely. And Sous Vide is excellent for cooking rodents too!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 23, 2021 11:54 AM (Q9lwr)

294 Yep, that's the one. I used to follow her blog back in the day. Really good basic cooking.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at November 23, 2021 11:54 AM (5HBd1)

295 Absolutely. And Sous Vide is excellent for cooking rodents too!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 23, 2021 11:54 AM (Q9lwr)

Definitely makes them more tender

Posted by: It's me donna at November 23, 2021 11:54 AM (87qwM)

296 294 will CBD do a special on ways to cook insects, bark, and grass? Sou Vide?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 11:51 AM (ynpvh)

Absolutely. And Sous Vide is excellent for cooking rodents too!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 23, 2021 11:54 AM (Q9lwr)

Hard to say no to a tender rodent...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 11:55 AM (ynpvh)

297 The "trick" to ballot box stuffing is that you set aside real votes in your Dem stronghold, and replace them with fake votes.

That way if you don't need more votes to win, you just post slightly more Dem leading totals then were really cast and no one is the wiser.

But if you do need more votes you can now take at those votes you hid away that can't be shown to be fake...because they aren't.

Posted by: Some Liberal drinking Soylent at November 23, 2021 11:56 AM (ESjRY)

298 I believe the law in Kalifornia is the police will write a ticket for stealing under $1000. The perps never show up or pay any fine and no bench warrants are ever issued. So they do something that is meaningless band usually don't even do that.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at November 23, 2021 11:56 AM (iDcra)

299
Absolutely. And Sous Vide is excellent for cooking rodents too!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 23, 2021 11:54 AM

Hard to say no to a tender rodent...
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 11:55 A


with North Alabama White Sauce

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 23, 2021 11:56 AM (DUIap)

300
The kennel seems so empty right now. Peanut and Beast are dead, Delilah is on tour and Dot is on an extended vacation waiting to be bred.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 23, 2021 11:57 AM (yTMfZ)

301 @DrewHLive

CLOWN WORLD: MSNBC woketards now realizing their media support of the communist BLM defund the police agenda was a bad idea

Video: https://tinyurl.com/yf6o4zup

Posted by: Tami at November 23, 2021 11:57 AM (cF8AT)

302 299
Absolutely. And Sous Vide is excellent for cooking rodents too!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 23, 2021 11:54 AM

Hard to say no to a tender rodent...
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 11:55 A

with North Alabama White Sauce

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 23, 2021 11:56 AM (DUIap)

Or chicken-fried rodent. Mmm!

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 11:57 AM (ynpvh)

303

Sous vide ratmousen finished en croute with a nice pruno is the new filet mignon!

Posted by: The Bowling Gourmet at November 23, 2021 11:57 AM (xo7B8)

304 292-Garrett, this is a complicated case, more so than the Rittenhouse case actually, you might want to go to Legal Insurrection and Branca's coverage of closings for some points of both prosecution and defense.

Georgia also has a state constitutional provision that juries in Georgia can make conclusions as to facts AND the law. So in effect, the trial judge's instructions are advisory and not conclusive.

Posted by: whig at November 23, 2021 11:57 AM (9hXN1)

305 Cite to GA Constitution provisions on juries is Article I, Paragraph XI.

Posted by: whig at November 23, 2021 11:58 AM (9hXN1)

306 JUST IN - Police to increase presence at retail stores amid mob looting crimewave in San Francisco, California Gov. Newsom announces.
Posted by: Tami at November 23, 2021 11:38 AM (cF8AT)

The police presence is to make sure the looters don't get hurt. Wouldn't want a lawsuit on our hands!

Posted by: InCali at November 23, 2021 11:58 AM (ov5G+)

307 Just for themselves (congress), or, you know, the rest of us?
Posted by: irright at November 23, 2021 11:47 AM (8rX4S)


I read yesterday that 95% of federal workers have had at least one jab, and the other 5% applied for exemptions. I think those numbers are bullshit.

Posted by: Jordan61 at November 23, 2021 11:59 AM (Ez6QX)

308 303

Sous vide ratmousen finished en croute with a nice pruno is the new filet mignon!

Posted by: The Bowling Gourmet at November 23, 2021 11:57 AM (xo7B

I hear the wings on fledermaus is to die for.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 11:59 AM (ynpvh)

309 251 I guess it was a matter of time?

https://tinyurl.com/mzaa8cmd

"House GOP demands end to vaxx mandates"

Posted by: kallisto at November 23, 2021 11:44 AM (DJFLF)

You are going to see (some of) the GOP-e waking up - 2022 elections are coming. Don't forget how silent they have been for the last 18 months. Don't re-elect them. They are a cancer and must be excised.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 23, 2021 12:00 PM (N39Ws)

310 Joe Biden Has Shit The Bed.

Repeat.

Joe Biden Has Shit The Bed.

Posted by: The Economy at November 23, 2021 12:00 PM (8m1jA)

311 You still have one other rescue, right? can't remember her name right now.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at November 23, 2021 12:00 PM (5HBd1)

312 If you're not fricasseeing those cottontail rabbits terrorizing your property, you're not doing it right.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at November 23, 2021 12:00 PM (BPuaD)

313 I hope that many feds are jabbed.

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 23, 2021 12:00 PM (KOlLu)

314 Their lust to destroy this country is wild and relentless. Nothing like it, I'll wager, in civilized history.

It all comes down to Edmund Burke's line. Good men, or at least the putatively "good" men in positions to do something, are doing nothing.

Posted by: Ordinary American at November 23, 2021 12:00 PM (H8QX8)

315 THIS JUST IN. Police in Scat Franshitco receive huge amount of overtime to provide no assistance to store owners with looting and shoplifting.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at November 23, 2021 12:00 PM (iDcra)

316 312 If you're not fricasseeing those cottontail rabbits terrorizing your property, you're not doing it right.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at November 23, 2021 12:00 PM (BPuaD)

Hassenpheffer

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 12:01 PM (ynpvh)

317 This is like the person who has an emergency supply of dried foods eating them because they are too lazy to go to the store again.

But this doesn't bother me nearly as much as Biden literally shipping part of our strategic reserves to FREAKING CHINA.

https://tinyurl.com/6b4ye2w

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2021 12:01 PM (KZzsI)

318 I totally agree with your post and that people need to wake up.

But other than the blogs who is talking about that? The Repubs need to hammer home day in, day out, that government control equals poverty.

Posted by: PJ1 at November 23, 2021 12:01 PM (G1dq6)

319 Another thing that's causing fuel prices to rise is all this ESG bullshit being pushed by the financial industry. Fossil fuel companies are finding it difficult to get loans for exploration and expansion.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 23, 2021 12:01 PM (Y5qcH)

320 Can shopkeepers steal from each other.

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 23, 2021 12:02 PM (KOlLu)

321 A little bit of news: the Congo is going to revoke the transfer of the minority interest in the cobalt mine to the Chinese group as a fraudulent transfer because, believe it or not, they have their own version of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act that this sale violated. The FCPA covers every country in the world EXCEPT the United States; in the USA it's perfectly legal to pay off family members of government officials (Congress wrote the law, after all), while paying off family members of overseas government officials is illegal. So Hunter Biden screwed the Chinese out of this deal. I'm sure it will be litigated for years, but Congo has bad enough PR that they don't need something new.

On this subject, if a US bank were to pay the Russian foreign minister's wife $600,000 to give a speech, they would be prosecuted, but it's perfectly OK for a Russian bank to pay the Secretary of State's husband to "give a speech."

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at November 23, 2021 12:02 PM (BMmaB)

322 Biden has a wet brown diaper.

Repeat

Biden has a wet brown diaper.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at November 23, 2021 12:02 PM (iDcra)

323 >>Georgia also has a state constitutional provision that juries in Georgia can make conclusions as to facts AND the law. So in effect, the trial judge's instructions are advisory and not conclusive.


Huh...seems odd that the Jury could consider the Probable cause angle for Citizens Arrest when the Law explicitly states that one needs to see a/the crime to effect a/the CA.

Thanks for that insight, though. Now I uderstand why it is happening even if the approach is kinda odd.



Posted by: garrett at November 23, 2021 12:02 PM (4/+ky)

324 206 You guys are discussing one of the 10 mental defects common in all Leftists.

The inability to determine cause and effect.

Posted by: Just a side note at November 23, 2021 11:36 AM (shMPn)


Couple that with their lack of concept of scale and something else and you have a trifecta.

Posted by: Javems at November 23, 2021 12:02 PM (VDPPl)

325 Avg gas price then hovered between $2.15 and $2.50 during 2016. From Jan 2017 to Oct 2018, prices consistently rose to a peak of $2.80. Between Oct 2018 and Mar 2020, prices were between $2.40 and $2.90.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 23, 2021 11:40 AM (Do5/p)


The only thing Obama didn't do was mess with fracking on federal land, which helped lead to lowering gas prices. But he had zilch to do with what was happening in the private sector - at least he didn't mess with it or the leases. He just bitched about it. Gas was also (at least in CA) approaching $5.00/gal in 2008 - no thanks to W. But Trump did approve Keystone, which at least psychologically helped lower prices further. In 2011, Obama approved largest ever release from the SPR: https://tinyurl.com/yw28vv5y
Looking at other price "sources" I see a steady from 2010 to 2015, and then some easing. https://tinyurl.com/mp7rk8w Living in CA I'm in my own little bubble, but a little over a year ago, I was paying close to $3.2/gal for 92, and now it's almost $6/gal.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 23, 2021 12:02 PM (wAnMi)

326 Hassenpheffer

"HASSENPHEFFER??!?!?!??"
-Yosemite Same

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2021 12:03 PM (KZzsI)

327 If we were led by a cabal of our enemies, what would they do differently?
Wait, bad example. We are led by our enemies. . . .
Posted by: Tonypete
Yup. I do not really know who leads us. Is it really Soros, or China, or Blackstone etc. But they seem to be heading us in a terrible direction. What we need now, with our reserves depleted, is for OPEC to shut us down, and then we will be back in the 70s.

Posted by: MikeM at November 23, 2021 12:03 PM (jI1b1)

328 Anyway, like I was sayin', rodent is the fruit of the land. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey's uh, rodent-kabobs, rodent creole, rodent gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There's pineapple rodent, lemon rodent, coconut rodent, pepper rodent, rodent soup, rodent stew, rodent salad, rodent and potatoes, rodent burger, rodent sandwich. That- that's about it.

Posted by: Bubba at November 23, 2021 12:03 PM (4I/2K)

329 I'm gonna tell him that I'm using the paste and if it makes me sick I'm going to sue him and the hospital because they wouldn't prescribe a drug that has been used over 4 BILLION times across the world.


Best way to have a doctor fire you from his practice. Not easy finding docs that accept new patients these days.

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at November 23, 2021 12:03 PM (w9Wax)

330 The inability to determine cause and effect.

I think its less that that the delusion that the effects of their actions will not be what they are causing. They get cause and effect at a certain level, but their ideas are so disconnected from reality that they do not think its possible that their utopian dreams can possibly end badly.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2021 12:04 PM (KZzsI)

331 300
The kennel seems so empty right now. Peanut and Beast are dead, Delilah is on tour and Dot is on an extended vacation waiting to be bred.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 23, 2021 11:57 AM (yTMfZ)

The void, ache, and emptiness left when you lose a pet is painful. Hang tough my friend.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 23, 2021 12:04 PM (N39Ws)

332 The kennel seems so empty right now. Peanut and Beast are dead, Delilah is on tour and Dot is on an extended vacation waiting to be bred.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 23, 2021


***
I know. I'm used to having 2 cats. Now it's just Chekov, who is "movin' kinda slow at the Junction," so to speak. I keep missing his brother the big black Wolf cat.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 23, 2021 12:04 PM (txdEq)

333 >>Best way to have a doctor fire you from his practice.



I have found that Cuffing them works faster.

Posted by: garrett at November 23, 2021 12:04 PM (4/+ky)

334 328 Anyway, like I was sayin', rodent is the fruit of the land. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey's uh, rodent-kabobs, rodent creole, rodent gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There's pineapple rodent, lemon rodent, coconut rodent, pepper rodent, rodent soup, rodent stew, rodent salad, rodent and potatoes, rodent burger, rodent sandwich. That- that's about it.

Posted by: Bubba at November 23, 2021 12:03 PM (4I/2K)

Don't forget the tree rats.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 12:04 PM (ynpvh)

335 Another thing that's causing fuel prices to rise is all this ESG bullshit being pushed by the financial industry. Fossil fuel companies are finding it difficult to get loans for exploration and expansion. Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 23, 2021 12:01 PM (Y5qcH)

Yes. The Obama Administration started this in 2009. As part of their capital adequacy review, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the bank examiners) notified the banks that they would not get full credit for loans secured by oil and gas reserves. Bank of America and Wells Fargo shut down their large energy lending businesses. This was the intended effect.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at November 23, 2021 12:04 PM (BMmaB)

336 Avg gas price then hovered between $2.15 and $2.50 during 2016. From Jan 2017 to Oct 2018, prices consistently rose to a peak of $2.80. Between Oct 2018 and Mar 2020, prices were between $2.40 and $2.90.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 23, 2021 11:40 AM (Do5/p)

When did they raise gas taxes to 'fix the damn roads'. I recall them doing it after we shot it down at the voting booth

Posted by: A dude in MI at November 23, 2021 12:05 PM (/6GbT)

337 Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 23, 2021 11:57 AM (yTMfZ)


Will the MRS. And Delilah be back for Thanksgiving ?

Posted by: It's me donna at November 23, 2021 12:05 PM (87qwM)

338 333 >>Best way to have a doctor fire you from his practice.

I have found that Cuffing them works faster.
Posted by: garrett at November 23, 2021 12:04 PM (4/+ky)

This doesn't have any relation to the dungeon talk earlier, does it?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 12:06 PM (ynpvh)

339 THIS JUST IN. Police in Scat Franshitco receive huge amount of overtime to provide no assistance to store owners with looting and shoplifting.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at November 23, 2021 12:00 PM (iDcra)


They can't do squat. If they do, they get in trouble. That's why security guards are just window dressing. Steal up to $950 in merchandise, and at worse it's a misdemeanor. 10 guys walk into a boutique store and each takes $1k of stuff, the store is toast. If the big retailers can't deal with it, how are small stores coping? They don't. Every day on YT I see posts from the local news - it's comic at this point. The one where a dozen thieves stole purses from Neiman Marcus shows SF PD standing outside - recording it on their cell phones. Awesome. And now, they're moving to the 'burbs.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 23, 2021 12:06 PM (wAnMi)

340 Louis Vuitton is owned by the mega-brand LVMH worth over 128 billion.

The next GOP administration should order the ICE to stop policing counterfeit products from companies worth over a billion. That might put a crimp in this ESG bullshit.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 23, 2021 12:06 PM (1t5dY)

341 The inability to determine cause and effect. Posted by: Just a side note at November 23, 2021 11:36 AM (shMPn)

I waver on whether it's inability or unwillingness. I guess it could be both.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at November 23, 2021 12:06 PM (BMmaB)

342

Garrett likes being handcuffed and croc shamed by medical professionals... Humiliation as part of the kink...

Posted by: The Bowling Gourmet at November 23, 2021 12:07 PM (xo7B8)

343 The Board of Supes in SF have had it, they're not kidding around any more.
They have suggested that the news media find another way to describe the criminal mayhem without using the word "looting".
Story at SFGATE

Posted by: gourmand du jour at November 23, 2021 12:07 PM (jTmQV)

344 >>This doesn't have any relation to the dungeon talk earlier, does it?


Ha! No.
Though the Doc who refused to give me my MRI results was awful fast to dissolve our relationship once I bounced him off the wall and the door.

Posted by: garrett at November 23, 2021 12:07 PM (4/+ky)

345 339 THIS JUST IN. Police in Scat Franshitco receive huge amount of overtime to provide no assistance to store owners with looting and shoplifting.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at November 23, 2021 12:00 PM (iDcra)

The Neighbor just joined the SFPD as a Rookie.. Says mostly he is dealing with the homeless...

Posted by: It's me donna at November 23, 2021 12:07 PM (87qwM)

346 Also, pumping it out of the ground overseas, and shipping it across the ocean on giant taker ships is a viable alternative to local production in the name of OMGClimateChange.

Posted by: Simple Stevo at November 23, 2021 12:07 PM (SOV+T)

347 Cricket flour, anyone?

*******


Mmmmm. With maple chirp!

Posted by: Muldoon at November 23, 2021 12:07 PM (m45I2)

348 The inability to determine cause and effect.

Posted by: Just a side note


YES!!! I ask people, why have all our cities gotten so bad in the last 20 years? (In Calif)

Answer: I dunno

Posted by: PJ1 at November 23, 2021 12:07 PM (G1dq6)

349 As I predicted (although I assumed it would be Chuckie, not Hiawatha), greedy oil companies are to blame for high prices.

https://tinyurl.com/yxm4mm5s

Posted by: pep at November 23, 2021 12:07 PM (ZsR3z)

350 Their lust to destroy this country is wild and relentless. Nothing like it, I'll wager, in civilized history.

It all comes down to Edmund Burke's line. Good men, or at least the putatively "good" men in positions to do something, are doing nothing.
Posted by: Ordinary American at November 23, 2021 12:00 PM (H8QX

Which leads directly to Yeats Second Coming.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at November 23, 2021 12:08 PM (V6f9+)

351 13 "Foxtrot, Juliet, Bravo"

Wait a minute...F...J...B...What does that spell?
Posted by: squid_hunt at November 23, 2021 11:05 AM (B0mGw)

My code book translates that to Lima Golf Bravo

Authentication Zulu One

Posted by: Fox2! at November 23, 2021 12:08 PM (ODbpK)

352 In other news, US intel says "Yep, sure looks like Putin is going to invade Ukraine"

Your move Mr. President.

Posted by: WisRich at November 23, 2021 12:08 PM (G0vdT)

353 Every day on YT I see posts from the local news - it's comic at this point. The one where a dozen thieves stole purses from Neiman Marcus shows SF PD standing outside - recording it on their cell phones.

"This is a price that rich white store owners have to pay in order to achieve racial justice after 400 years of oppressing African americans!!"
--San Francisco Leftists

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2021 12:08 PM (KZzsI)

354 The inability to determine cause and effect.

Posted by: Just a side note


YES!!! I ask people, why have all our cities gotten so bad in the last 20 years? (In Calif)

Answer: I dunno
Posted by: PJ1 at November 23, 2021 12:07 PM (G1dq6)

Bad Luck.

Posted by: Robert Heinlein at November 23, 2021 12:08 PM (4I/2K)

355 352 In other news, US intel says "Yep, sure looks like Putin is going to invade Ukraine"

Your move Mr. President.
Posted by: WisRich at November 23, 2021 12:08 PM (G0vdT)

=========

"That's where we get, like, a third of our graft. War!"
-Biden

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 23, 2021 12:09 PM (3EWns)

356 Which leads directly to Yeats Second Coming.

I assume Governor Abrams is the Rough Beast.

Posted by: pep at November 23, 2021 12:09 PM (ZsR3z)

357 343 The Board of Supes in SF have had it, they're not kidding around any more.
They have suggested that the news media find another way to describe the criminal mayhem without using the word "looting".
Story at SFGATE
Posted by: gourmand du jour at November 23, 2021 12:07 PM (jTmQV)

Liberating private property?

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 12:09 PM (cSyAR)

358 352 In other news, US intel says "Yep, sure looks like Putin is going to invade Ukraine"

Your move Mr. President.

Posted by: WisRich at November 23, 2021 12:08 PM (G0vdT)

He has the WW2 playbook he can follow. You know, that guy called Neville?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 12:09 PM (ynpvh)

359 Watching it implode with glee.... Because even though socialists or f..king garbage.... They'll get us to something newer, faster....than watching the f..king police think they're everyone's rulers are the representatives of Christianity....because F..K THEM and their offering of "freedom," and "obey the law that's been bought and paid for," while they pretend to be "king."

F..k them ALL. Socialists and Tyrants on the Right. C.Xuckers.

Posted by: Hold My Montrachet, I'm Off To Make Some Truffled Porcini Risotto at November 23, 2021 12:09 PM (juH8z)

360 Their lust to destroy this country is wild and relentless. Nothing like it, I'll wager, in civilized history.

It all comes down to Edmund Burke's line. Good men, or at least the putatively "good" men in positions to do something, are doing nothing.
Posted by: Ordinary American at November 23, 2021 12:00 PM (H8QX

Which leads directly to Yeats Second Coming.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at November 23, 2021 12:08 PM (V6f9+)

Oh, I wish!

Posted by: Mrs. Yeats at November 23, 2021 12:10 PM (4I/2K)

361 Your move Mr. President.

Scramble James Taylor, stat!

YES!!! I ask people, why have all our cities gotten so bad in the last 20 years? (In Calif)

Same kind of response I get when I ask why school shootings never used to happen back when we had even more guns in schools?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2021 12:10 PM (KZzsI)

362 354 YES!!! I ask people, why have all our cities gotten so bad in the last 20 years? (In Calif)

Answer: I dunno
Posted by: PJ1 at November 23, 2021 12:07 PM (G1dq6)

Bad Luck.
Posted by: Robert Heinlein at November 23, 2021 12:08 PM (4I/2K)

=========

Nah. W and Trump used the CIA to destroy the cities from within like, you know, something from Harry Potter or Marvel movies.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 23, 2021 12:10 PM (3EWns)

363 When did they raise gas taxes to 'fix the damn roads'. I recall them doing it after we shot it down at the voting booth
Posted by: A dude in MI at November 23, 2021 12:05 PM (/6GbT)


CA has raised not just gas prices, but sales taxes again and again - even that stupid Lotto - all to fix roads or education. Nothing has happened, of course. If the money leaves Sac, it's mostly to fund our pet imports or green fantasies. At least the voters shot down the 12 cent/gal tax increase that Sac imposed out of the blue on us, but they'll get it back in the end.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 23, 2021 12:10 PM (wAnMi)

364 The Board of Supes in SF have had it, they're not kidding around any more.
They have suggested that the news media find another way to describe the criminal mayhem without using the word "looting".
Story at SFGATE
Posted by: gourmand du jour


Stealing. How's that? That work for you?

Posted by: rickb223 at November 23, 2021 12:10 PM (rwUGg)

365 Absolutely. And Sous Vide is excellent for cooking rodents too!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

That's it fellows. We're in the Rusa tikas business.
---Corporal King

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at November 23, 2021 12:10 PM (vzMuS)

366 Liberating private property?

Super 100%-off sale.

Posted by: pep at November 23, 2021 12:10 PM (ZsR3z)

367 The inability to determine cause and effect.

Posted by: Just a side note


'Inability'. Heh, no.

They understand it. It's just that their cult religion demands that they break you and society of all understanding that interrupts their march through the institutions.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 23, 2021 12:10 PM (1t5dY)

368 356 Which leads directly to Yeats Second Coming.

I assume Governor Abrams is the Rough Beast.

Posted by: pep at November 23, 2021 12:09 PM (ZsR3z)

Certainly not one of the horsemen of the Apocalypse; no horse could haul that weight on their back.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 12:11 PM (ynpvh)

369 So could someone fly to California, acquiring Christmas presents via shoplifting and fly home for less than the cost of doing it the legal way?

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 12:11 PM (cSyAR)

370 -
The Board of Supes in SF have had it, they're not kidding around any more.
They have suggested that the news media find another way to describe the criminal mayhem without using the word "looting".
Story at SFGATE
Posted by: gourmand du jour
----
Liberating private property?
Posted by: Northernlurker
--------

Proactive Reparations.

Posted by: irright at November 23, 2021 12:11 PM (8rX4S)

371 Democrats, Republicans and POLICE...."Inalienable rights" except when we say no."

Get f..ked.

Posted by: Hold My Montrachet, I'm Off To Make Some Truffled Porcini Risotto at November 23, 2021 12:11 PM (juH8z)

372 This week two years ago Forbes had an article memorializing a significant event: after more than 50 years, the US, once again, became a net energy-exporter in September 2019. Two years. Tragic.

Posted by: EveR at November 23, 2021 12:11 PM (MUpk6)

373 "Foxtrot, Juliet, Bravo"

Wait a minute...F...J...B...What does that spell?
Posted by: squid_hunt at November 23, 2021 11:05 AM (B0mGw)

My code book translates that to Lima Golf Bravo

Authentication Zulu One
Posted by: Fox2! at November 23, 2021 12:08 PM (ODbpK)


Go to Condition 1SQ, spin up missiles 1 through 5 and 20 through 24.

Posted by: Captain Ramsey at November 23, 2021 12:12 PM (ZSK0i)

374 369 So could someone fly to California, acquiring Christmas presents via shoplifting and fly home for less than the cost of doing it the legal way?
Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 12:11 PM (cSyAR)

Hire an illegal to do it for you. Then Biden pays for the flight.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 23, 2021 12:12 PM (Y5qcH)

375 Nah. W and Trump used the CIA to destroy the cities from within like, you know, something from Harry Potter or Marvel movies.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 23, 2021 12:10 PM (3EWns)

Time to rewatch The Winter Soldier and see if it was less paranoid and more accurately describing our intelligence agencies attitude towards citizens.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at November 23, 2021 12:12 PM (V6f9+)

376 Proactive Reparations.

Involuntary Reparations

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2021 12:12 PM (KZzsI)

377 363 When did they raise gas taxes to 'fix the damn roads'. I recall them doing it after we shot it down at the voting booth
Posted by: A dude in MI at November 23, 2021 12:05 PM (/6GbT)

CA has raised not just gas prices, but sales taxes again and again - even that stupid Lotto - all to fix roads or education. Nothing has happened, of course. If the money leaves Sac, it's mostly to fund our pet imports or green fantasies. At least the voters shot down the 12 cent/gal tax increase that Sac imposed out of the blue on us, but they'll get it back in the end.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 23, 2021 12:10 PM (wAnMi)

The Lottery was slated for education when the people passed it round abouts 1987. And boy! Did we ever get an education!

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 12:12 PM (ynpvh)

378 THIS JUST IN. Police in Scat Franshitco receive huge amount of overtime to provide no assistance to store owners with looting and shoplifting.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at November 23, 2021 12:00 PM (iDcra)

Two word solution: Roof Koreans

Posted by: Archer at November 23, 2021 12:12 PM (gmo/4)

379 375 Nah. W and Trump used the CIA to destroy the cities from within like, you know, something from Harry Potter or Marvel movies.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 23, 2021 12:10 PM (3EWns)

Time to rewatch The Winter Soldier and see if it was less paranoid and more accurately describing our intelligence agencies attitude towards citizens.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at November 23, 2021 12:12 PM (V6f9+)

=========

That that was produced during the Obama administration is fascinating.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 23, 2021 12:12 PM (3EWns)

380 my car takes premium gas- non-ethanol premium was $4.30 yesterday in western Montana. One year ago it was $2.40.
FJB

Posted by: free tibet at November 23, 2021 12:13 PM (1nTUP)

381
Liberating private property?

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 12:09 PM


Let's try it out:

In other news tonight, the wildly popular group which is making the rounds of the city liberating private property had a banner night last evening exceeding all expectations.

I can see it.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at November 23, 2021 12:13 PM (dQvv7)

382 363 CA has raised not just gas prices, but sales taxes again and again - even that stupid Lotto - all to fix roads or education. Nothing has happened, of course. If the money leaves Sac, it's mostly to fund our pet imports or green fantasies.

i've applied for a grant from the ministry for silly pronouns. i have a slightly silly pronoun that i believe can be developed into a truly silly pronoun with their help.

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at November 23, 2021 12:13 PM (sGtp+)

383 Which leads directly to Yeats Second Coming.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at November 23, 2021 12:08 PM (V6f9+)

Oh, I wish!
Posted by: Mrs. Yeats at November 23, 2021 12:10 PM (4I/2K)

ISWYDT

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at November 23, 2021 12:13 PM (V6f9+)

384 Just heard an ad for Discover Credit Card - they claim to have 100% US based customer service.

Maybe, finally, some company is listening to their customers?

Posted by: 18-1 at November 23, 2021 12:13 PM (ESjRY)

385 374 369 So could someone fly to California, acquiring Christmas presents via shoplifting and fly home for less than the cost of doing it the legal way?
Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 12:11 PM (cSyAR)

Hire an illegal to do it for you. Then Biden pays for the flight.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 23, 2021 12:12 PM (Y5qcH)

and underage illegal. Even better.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 12:14 PM (ynpvh)

386 384 Just heard an ad for Discover Credit Card - they claim to have 100% US based customer service.

Maybe, finally, some company is listening to their customers?
Posted by: 18-1 at November 23, 2021 12:13 PM (ESjRY)

========

That movement for full US customer support has been going on for a few years.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 23, 2021 12:14 PM (3EWns)

387 Well this explains why his son was a shitty person...

@TwitchyTeam

Anthony Huber's father tells Joy Reid his son 'wouldn't hurt anybody' and he 'loved to skateboard'; drops his support of Trump

https://tinyurl.com/yhk2zwu3

Posted by: Tami at November 23, 2021 12:14 PM (cF8AT)

388 Maybe, finally, some company is listening to their customers?

Both of them.

Posted by: pep at November 23, 2021 12:14 PM (ZsR3z)

389 He has the WW2 playbook he can follow. You know, that guy called Neville?
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 12:09 PM (ynpvh)
-------------
I paraphrase "Team America, World Police"

Biden: Don't invade Ukraine or else.

Putin: Or else what?

Biden: Or else we will be very...very...angry with you and will write you a letter telling you how angry we are.

Posted by: WisRich at November 23, 2021 12:14 PM (G0vdT)

390 Just heard an ad for Discover Credit Card - they claim to have 100% US based customer service.

Maybe, finally, some company is listening to their customers?
Posted by: 18-1

Located in Dubuque, IA. Staffed solely with H1b's.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 23, 2021 12:15 PM (rwUGg)

391 358 352 In other news, US intel says "Yep, sure looks like Putin is going to invade Ukraine"

Your move Mr. President.

Posted by: WisRich at November 23, 2021 12:08 PM (G0vdT)

He has the WW2 playbook he can follow. You know, that guy called Neville?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 12:09 PM (ynpvh)

Patton was right. Should marched to Moscow.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 23, 2021 12:15 PM (N39Ws)

392 How much oil/coal energy is used to make windmill? Does the windmill EVER pay off that cost?

Posted by: free tibet at November 23, 2021 12:15 PM (1nTUP)

393 Once they start deliberations they can do whatever they want. They could flip a coin, and as long as no juror mentions it, that would be the result.

Posted by: Chuck C at November 23, 2021 12:15 PM (EughT)

394 Jan 6th Committee just making shit up now!

https://tinyurl.com/reekhy8e

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 23, 2021 12:15 PM (yrol0)

395 Time to rewatch The Winter Soldier and see if it was less paranoid and more accurately describing our intelligence agencies attitude towards citizens.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at November 23, 2021 12:12 PM (V6f9+)

=========

That that was produced during the Obama administration is fascinating.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 23, 2021 12:12 PM (3EWns)

It really is. Especially considering how outlandish and over the top it seemed at the time. Creating chaos so extreme people willingly had over their freedom...seemed impossible. Then.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at November 23, 2021 12:15 PM (V6f9+)

396 Didn't gruesome nusome just extend the kommiefornia lockdown and then run off to messEko?

whatta brave fella.

Posted by: Somewhere South of I-80 at November 23, 2021 12:15 PM (Ocv6A)

397 384 Just heard an ad for Discover Credit Card - they claim to have 100% US based customer service.

Maybe, finally, some company is listening to their customers?

Posted by: 18-1 at November 23, 2021 12:13 PM (ESjRY)

They'll use the Afghan refugees to man the phones.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 12:15 PM (ynpvh)

398 Your false equivocation of your imagined positions of the majority of those on the Right piss me off more than Leftists.

OregonMuse did an entire post on this last week - how the Right never misses a chance to do this to themselves. You have one thing correct - the actions are not equal. Because the balance of power is not equal.

Whatever it takes for that officer to make it home to his family. Amiright, or amiright.

Posted by: Drift Back in Time at November 23, 2021 12:16 PM (/DX2n)

399 they claim to have 100% US based customer service.

That's what Pushpa Chouhand says when you ask. They're from Ohio or something like that.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2021 12:16 PM (KZzsI)

400 You know, that guy called Neville?

*******

And that may be all I need to know...

Posted by: Muldoon at November 23, 2021 12:16 PM (m45I2)

401 They'll use the Afghan refugees to man the phones.


Customer: I have a complaint.

Customer Service guy: I keeeeeelllll you.

Posted by: pep at November 23, 2021 12:16 PM (ZsR3z)

402 Anthony Huber's father tells Joy Reid his son 'wouldn't hurt anybody' and he 'loved to skateboard';


Dad, did you miss where it was proven that he did hit Kyle in the head? Your son was a piece of trash.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 23, 2021 12:16 PM (rwUGg)

403 #PRM!

Property Rights Matter!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 23, 2021 12:16 PM (FVME7)

404 That's what Pushpa Chouhand says when you ask. They're from Ohio or something like that.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2021 12:16 PM (KZzsI)

From the Canton Chouhands? Good people.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 23, 2021 12:17 PM (Y5qcH)

405 392 How much oil/coal energy is used to make windmill? Does the windmill EVER pay off that cost?
Posted by: free tibet at November 23, 2021 12:15 PM (1nTUP)

It like comparing a Price vs. Economy of a Toyota Corolla to a Prius. You can drive the Corolla around the world about 8 times before the Prius even leaves the lot.

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 23, 2021 12:17 PM (yrol0)

406 Patton was right. Should marched to Moscow.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 23, 2021 12:15 PM (N39Ws)

Fuck that. Should have marched on Columbia University and Harvard.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at November 23, 2021 12:17 PM (V6f9+)

407 395 That that was produced during the Obama administration is fascinating.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 23, 2021 12:12 PM (3EWns)

It really is. Especially considering how outlandish and over the top it seemed at the time. Creating chaos so extreme people willingly had over their freedom...seemed impossible. Then.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at November 23, 2021 12:15 PM (V6f9+)

=========

The surface is about drone strikes without any oversight...which is what Obama was doing and was proud of. Just...fascinating.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 23, 2021 12:17 PM (3EWns)

408 My code book translates that to Lima Golf Bravo

Authentication Zulu One
Posted by: Fox2! at November 23, 2021 12:08 PM


You are authenticated Fox2, and clear to proceed to the IP.

Posted by: S. Rice at November 23, 2021 12:17 PM (a3Q+t)

409 400 You know, that guy called Neville?

*******

And that may be all I need to know...

Posted by: Muldoon at November 23, 2021 12:16 PM (m45I2)

Well, I don't know much.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 12:17 PM (ynpvh)

410 In other news, US intel says "Yep, sure looks like Putin is going to invade Ukraine"

Your move Mr. President.

Posted by: WisRich at November 23, 2021 12:08 PM


Oh, fuck....

Posted by: Taiwan at November 23, 2021 12:17 PM (m+jkK)

411
Located in Dubuque, IA. Staffed solely with H1b's.


Hello this is Raj...eh...Roger from Dubuick Iohha.

Yes I will be doing the needful for you today.

Posted by: Some CS rep at November 23, 2021 12:17 PM (ESjRY)

412
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 23, 2021 12:04 PM (N39Ws)

________

Thanks. I still have Dutchess, Val, Dan, Sonny, Finn and Musya to take care of.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 23, 2021 12:17 PM (yTMfZ)

413 323 Garrett,
From my understanding, totality of circumstances reaching probable cause is what the defense was arguing based on multiple recorded trips to the house via surveillance, no record of any 'jogging' behavior by the deceased produced by prosecution, property theft from the house under construction of thousands of dollars subsequent to those nocturnal visits, the father of the shooter had prior knowledge of the deceased's record as he was investigator for the DA office, the deceased was known by sight due to one of the defendants actually spotlighting him at the building sight prior to the fatal incident, and so on.

The guy filming the incident with a camera phone was apparently unrelated to the stop according to the defense for him and was not involved in any interaction with the deceased and my guess is the most likely to be acquitted due to distance from the actual stop and subsequent shooting and defense contends that the cell phone guy lacked of knowledge about the actions of the other two defendants.


Posted by: whig at November 23, 2021 12:18 PM (9hXN1)

414 Property Rights Matter!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 23, 2021 12:16 PM (FVME7)

I am not sure how many Progs believe in property rights.

Maybe 10 to 15%.

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 23, 2021 12:18 PM (yrol0)

415 Especially considering how outlandish and over the top it seemed at the time.

Well, that they somehow built like four more 700 trillion dollar Helicarriers and hid them in DC was a bit difficult to buy into.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2021 12:18 PM (KZzsI)

416 Anthony Huber's father tells Joy Reid his son 'wouldn't hurt anybody' and he 'loved to skateboard';

-
Pay no attention to the domestic violence convictions behind the curtain!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 23, 2021 12:18 PM (FVME7)

417 401 They'll use the Afghan refugees to man the phones.


Customer: I have a complaint.

Customer Service guy: I keeeeeelllll you.

Posted by: pep at November 23, 2021 12:16 PM (ZsR3z)

LOL, I can hear Achmed the Dead Terrorist on the line right now...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 12:18 PM (ynpvh)

418 In other news, US intel says "Yep, sure looks like Putin is going to invade Ukraine"

I offer to take in a couple of hot young blonde Ukrainian lasses as refugees. Purely out of the kindness of my heart.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 23, 2021 12:18 PM (ESjRY)

419 Yes I will be doing the needful for you today.
Posted by: Some CS rep at November 23, 2021 12:17 PM (ESjRY)

We must be discussing all modalities.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 23, 2021 12:19 PM (Y5qcH)

420 Did you ever wonder why 'gaslighting' became the Left's favorite phrase in 2019?

That's why. They aren't demonstrating their ignorance; they're trying to make you give up.

( To Be Fair * a good percentage of them manage to break their own ability to reason in the process. )

*( tm ) Coxswain Ed, HotAir 2021. All Rights Reserved at the Buffet.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 23, 2021 12:19 PM (1t5dY)

421 OK, so the police will be "present" but will they be allowed to do anything to stop the looters? Or just stand there and look at the ceiling?

They'll be directing traffic so the looters can safely get away. Wouldn't want vigilantes interfering.

Posted by: t-bird at November 23, 2021 12:19 PM (l0Lgi)

422 In other news, US intel says "Yep, sure looks like Putin is going to invade Ukraine"

___

Not sure why I should give a fuck about this, TBH.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 23, 2021 12:19 PM (OalnH)

423 So could someone fly to California, acquiring Christmas presents via shoplifting and fly home for less than the cost of doing it the legal way?
Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 12:11 PM (cSyAR)

Jus bees makin sure yous bees wearing dats mask or it be a federal crime and all dat.

Your welcomes and thanks for flying the wit us!

Posted by: Big Fat Mammy Gate Agent at November 23, 2021 12:19 PM (8m1jA)

424 Is too funny comrades, CCPzerohedg have big article on US no business, in Ukraine.

While genius Biteme administration open spigot and empty strategic oil reserve.

hahahahahahahah

Posted by: Braenyardinski at November 23, 2021 12:19 PM (l029t)

425 Nood: Dave in Fla

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 23, 2021 12:20 PM (txdEq)

426 I am not sure how many Progs believe in property rights.

Maybe 10 to 15%.
Posted by: rhennigantx at November 23, 2021 12:18 PM (yrol0)

Try stealing some of their stuff. They believe in property rights, just that they have the right to your property too.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at November 23, 2021 12:20 PM (V6f9+)

427 I am not sure how many Progs believe in property rights.

Maybe 10 to 15%.
Posted by: rhennigantx at November 23, 2021 12:18 PM (yrol0)

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Try taking a single stock option away from a SV tech pro prog and you'll see how quickly they believe in property rights. They just don't believe in property rights for YOU.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 23, 2021 12:20 PM (OalnH)

428 414 Property Rights Matter!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 23, 2021 12:16 PM (FVME7)

I am not sure how many Progs believe in property rights.

Maybe 10 to 15%.

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 23, 2021 12:18 PM (yrol0)

Oh, they believe in property rights, just not for you.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 12:21 PM (ynpvh)

429 I once called a hotel customer service to book a room and heard a rooster in the background.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at November 23, 2021 12:21 PM (f9alp)

430 420 Did you ever wonder why 'gaslighting' became the Left's favorite phrase in 2019?

That's why. They aren't demonstrating their ignorance; they're trying to make you give up.

( To Be Fair * a good percentage of them manage to break their own ability to reason in the process. )

*( tm ) Coxswain Ed, HotAir 2021. All Rights Reserved at the Buffet.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 23, 2021 12:19 PM (1t5dY)

Gas-lighting brings to mind CO2-enhancement in the atmosphere, therefore the term must be banned.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 12:22 PM (ynpvh)

431 You know, that guy called Neville?



Nev-ille, Nev-ille.

- Matthias and The Family

Posted by: Archer at November 23, 2021 12:23 PM (gmo/4)

432 421 OK, so the police will be "present" but will they be allowed to do anything to stop the looters? Or just stand there and look at the ceiling?

They'll be directing traffic so the looters can safely get away. Wouldn't want vigilantes interfering.

Posted by: t-bird at November 23, 2021 12:19 PM (l0Lgi)

Orderly lootings are much more efficient than disorderly ones.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 23, 2021 12:23 PM (ynpvh)

433 426 I am not sure how many Progs believe in property rights.
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All your property belong to Mother Russia asshoe.

Posted by: Braenyardinski at November 23, 2021 12:23 PM (l029t)

434 426 I am not sure how many Progs believe in property rights.

Sure they do. Their right to yours.

Posted by: Ordinary American at November 23, 2021 12:25 PM (H8QX8)

435 'Red counties should cheat so egregiously that Democrats call for an audit of the state's results.'

You would have to prevent the courts or whoever was in charge of the audits from only punishing the red counties even if all counties cheated.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at November 23, 2021 12:26 PM (a1ycR)

436 There are multiple stats on gas prices.

In 2009 ave cost of regular gas was 2.35 - having fallen almost a dollar due to the recession. It then climbed to 3.62, all due to Obama era regulation. He was actively trying to force it. It was 3.51 in 2013. And then fracking happened. By 2016 it was down to 2.14 a gallon. Obama would not allow new areas but yes, the Dakotas and West Texas pumped like crazy. Critics worried about a deflationary spiral - which was stupid. Cheap energy is always a economic positive unless you are a single commodity oil economy. We aren't. It shot up to 2.72 in 2018 - even with all the pumping, GDP was growing more rapidly. But in 2019, even with still a strong economy, it fell slightly to 2.60. All thewhile the Strategic reserve was being filled up.

Obama's energy policy was stupid. Trump's was smart. Biden's is Biden's.

Posted by: Black JEM at November 23, 2021 12:30 PM (V6xwG)

437 190 at this point it's do anything to eff up the corrupt system.

the ones who want the test can go to an unblocked clinic

I get that. People are sick of being ignored by their governments, and are lashing out, but this is still stupid.
Posted by: pep at November 23, 2021 11:35 AM (ZsR3z)

In order to stop the machinery of destruction, sometimes you have to shut down the whole process.

It's time to shut down all of the Wuflu hysteria.

Posted by: My name is Jose Jimanez at November 23, 2021 12:41 PM (Fs5vw)

438 Democrats learned a lot from the recent off-year elections.

They learned they must cheat harder in 2022.

Posted by: mojojojo at November 23, 2021 01:06 PM (Vz2zu)

439 Have to shut the whole thing down....
Invent one that respects freedom.

Posted by: Hold My Montrachet, I'm Off To Make Some Truffled Porcini Risotto at November 23, 2021 01:10 PM (juH8z)

440 What's the name of the podcast?

Posted by: Hank Archer at November 23, 2021 01:43 PM (yNya+)

441 The Keystone pipeline is designed to enable Canadian petroleum to be shipped OUT of North America
Right now the only customer for thst is the USA
Why would anyone want that to happen?
Right now we buy st a discount price and refine in the midwest

Posted by: Kurt at November 23, 2021 02:26 PM (QLRfP)

442 alinski was a piker who stole from the masters.

Posted by: rebecca adams at November 23, 2021 05:52 PM (uiI3M)

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