The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

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Mass immigration into New York City is nothing new. The Dutch, Germans, British all came in large numbers after independence. And the Irish Potato Famine of the late 1840s drove what seemed like to New Yorkers of the time most of Ireland to the city. And then of course the great immigrations beginning in the 1880s from Italy and Russia and Poland (and a few other places) radically changed the ethnic makeup of NYC, but kept its essence, which included the best public school system in America, a sometimes maniacal drive to succeed, and an astonishingly rapid subsumption into the quintessential "New Yorker."

But the seeds of NYC's destruction were sown in the 1960s with the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, which shifted American immigration away from its traditional sources and toward parts of the world that simply had no history or tradition of liberty, self reliance, and other attributes that comprised American Exceptionalism.


Anyone-can-vote madness hits NYC, serving up yet another far-left victory

Routine definitions of the word “citizen” include such phrases as a “person who legally belongs to a country and has the rights and protection of that country” and a person “who owes allegiance to a government and is entitled to protection from it.”

The common point is the transaction — a citizen gives something and gets something, as does the government.

One of those rights that has universally distinguished citizens from noncitizens is the right to vote. Unfortunately, we can now add that distinction to history’s trash heap thanks to the far left’s war on the nation’s culture and legal systems.

The author is unnecessarily histrionic, because the damage to New York City has already been done by several generations of immigrants whose overriding goal in life is to suckle from the government teat.

So they get to vote now? So what? Their representatives are doing everything they can to create Venezuela-On-The Hudson, and have been remarkably successful.

Yes, it is a shocking and disgusting thing to subvert the essence of America by allowing non-citizen voting, but the reality is already here. New York City is a 3rd World city with a 1st World revenue stream, courtesy of the finance industry. But that revenue has peaked, and the massive increase in city expenditures that began with de Blasio will only accelerate under a regime that owes its political power to the antithesis of the classic NYC success story.

Here is my entirely obvious prediction: Crime will increase. Poverty will increase. Urban decay will increase. Tourism will decrease. Suburban New Yorkers will spend less money in the city. In 10 years the mayor (a non-citizen?) will go to Congress and ask for $125 billion in emergency funding to stave off imminent default and the total collapse of city services.

And he will get it.

Posted by: CBD at 11:00 AM




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1 First

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 13, 2022 11:01 AM (4fSQf)

2 Here is my entirely obvious prediction: Crime will increase. Poverty will increase. Urban decay will increase. Tourism will decrease. Suburban New Yorkers will spend less money in the city. In 10 years the mayor (a non-citizen?) will go to Congress and ask for $125 billion in emergency funding to stave off imminent default and the total collapse of city services.

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Who knew Detroit was an instruction manual?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 13, 2022 11:01 AM (LvTSG)

3 Not gonna say First.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 13, 2022 11:01 AM (jTmQV)

4 Not first

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 13, 2022 11:01 AM (BFigT)

5 6th

Posted by: Diogenes at January 13, 2022 11:02 AM (axyOa)

6 top ten

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 13, 2022 11:02 AM (8D42x)

7 You can tell how desperate they are to pass the cheat by law.

They know everyone finally sees what's afoot and fear being confined to the dust bin of history.


Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 13, 2022 11:02 AM (4fSQf)

8 7 You can tell how desperate they are to pass the cheat by law.

They know everyone finally sees what's afoot and fear being confined to the dust bin of history.


Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 13, 2022 11:02 AM (4fSQf)

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"Seriously, if we don't cheat we're going to lose."
-Chuckie Schumer yesterday, quite literally

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 13, 2022 11:03 AM (LvTSG)

9 bonk bonk on the head

Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 13, 2022 11:03 AM (vuisn)

10 Decline and Fall you say?
Yep I say.

Posted by: Bomber Bowl at January 13, 2022 11:03 AM (DiE0p)

11 But on the bright side.......the streets will be gritty and authentic with no mean tweets.

Posted by: Infidel de Manahatta at January 13, 2022 11:03 AM (qZVyc)

12 Miss me yet?

Posted by: Zombie Snake Plissken at January 13, 2022 11:03 AM (Xrfse)

13 SMOD or God.

Either way this has to end.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 13, 2022 11:03 AM (4fSQf)

14 Haven't you always wanted a monkey?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 13, 2022 11:03 AM (VxC1e)

15 You get what you vote for.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 13, 2022 11:04 AM (FCAbp)

16 They must cheat, it's the only way to keep them out of prison.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 13, 2022 11:04 AM (jTmQV)

17 morning horde. just out of a 3 hour long meeting. where once again the maxim that "none of us are as stupid as all of us" has been proven.

i swear, any time more than 3 people with less than direct knowledge of a problem get in a room, the tangent will be so long that you'd hit Pluto's orbit...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 13, 2022 11:04 AM (8D42x)

18 Seriously, if we don't cheat we're going to lose."
-Chuckie Schumer yesterday, quite literally
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 13, 2022 11:03 AM (LvTSG)


Did he really?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 13, 2022 11:04 AM (4fSQf)

19 Anyone can vote, as many times as they want.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at January 13, 2022 11:05 AM (Qv0Mi)

20 SMOD or God.

Either way this has to end.
Posted by: AlaBAMA
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It will end.

And Satan loses.

But in the meantime...be on the lookout for little smods.

Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 13, 2022 11:05 AM (/i32d)

21 Seriously, if we don't cheat we're going to lose."
-Chuckie Schumer yesterday, quite literally
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 13, 2022 11:03 AM (LvTSG)


Did he really?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 13, 2022 11:04 AM


Paraphrased a bit, but yes he did.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at January 13, 2022 11:05 AM (bVYXr)

22 Hopefully Washington will tell NYC. To drop dead

Posted by: Avi at January 13, 2022 11:05 AM (IDaj0)

23 I used to think the people in the big blue shitholes were crazy voting for the same people making their lives worse again and again.

After the theft of 2020 I'm not so sure they have been.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 13, 2022 11:06 AM (ESjRY)

24 But basically they accuse republicans of currently cheating as basis for why they must pass laws allowing only them to cheat.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 13, 2022 11:06 AM (4fSQf)

25 The old order, who feared Pancake Syrup, was easily pushed aside.

Posted by: Bomber Bowl at January 13, 2022 11:06 AM (DiE0p)

26 I'd guess NYC was an American City somewhere around 1963. Since then it has become something alien. Let it die.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 13, 2022 11:07 AM (sVfvf)

27 Pretty good case that NYC voters are already so stupid that letting anyone that can scramble across the border in the few weeks before an election vote in that election can only be an improvement. Nowhere to go but up!

Posted by: Match Checksout at January 13, 2022 11:07 AM (dYe5S)

28 Here is my entirely obvious prediction: Crime will increase. Poverty will increase. Urban decay will increase. Tourism will decrease. Suburban New Yorkers will spend less money in the city. In 10 years the mayor (a non-citizen?) will go to Congress and ask for $125 billion in emergency funding to stave off imminent default and the total collapse of city services.
And he will get it.

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*Maybe* on the last one. I think it's more likely that there is a lot of back-room machinating and deal-making between a lot of parties to put together an "emergency relief package" for all the blue hives to bail out all of them - and maybe even some states, too - in one shot. The press will do their duty in the full-on propaganda push about how vital it is for economic development, for continued supply chain harmony, for our fellow man, for the economy, for energy, for the climate, for everything. After all, qhat's a couple of trillion between friends?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2022 11:07 AM (DU+/6)

29
For 22 years now the Dem matra has been "voter disenfranchisement". And for 22 years they've been unable to identify even one person eligible to vote that was stopped from doing so.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 13, 2022 11:07 AM (ESjRY)

30 I wonder when those in government will realize that when the elections are no longer valid, neither are they? Moreover, when will those citizens who have been denied an honest election recognize this?

Posted by: Diogenes at January 13, 2022 11:08 AM (axyOa)

31 The camel's nose.

The thing is that if you're going to let non-citizens hang around they do *become* stakeholders in local decisions.

However, this will be leveraged "Why can't they vote in state elections? Wah!" -> "Why can't they vote in national elections?! Wah!"

Because that's the end goal. Just like the DNC playing with the government like it was a pinball machine they have up on their toes.

Posted by: Axeman at January 13, 2022 11:08 AM (XHhHI)

32 The IQ of any group is the highest IQ present divided by 2.

This is why the smaller the group, the smarter the decisions made. Unless it's composed of really dumb people. Then what did you expect from that crowd?

Posted by: jakee308 at January 13, 2022 11:08 AM (ricI7)

33 And the Irish Potato Famine of the late 1840s drove what seemed like to New Yorkers of the time most of Ireland to the city.

That was when my family came to America. I'm glad they got out of NYC, though.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 13, 2022 11:08 AM (2JVJo)

34 It shouldn't be easier to vote than it is to buy a gun.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 13, 2022 11:09 AM (a3Q+t)

35 @disclosetv; 2h
JUST IN - U.S. producer price inflation jumps 9.7% in December from a year ago, the highest y/y increase on record.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 13, 2022 11:09 AM (UHVv4)

36 The previous Immigration Act makes for some hilarious reading. Not a PC term to be found.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 13, 2022 11:09 AM (Y5qcH)

37 Here is my entirely obvious prediction: Crime will increase. Poverty will increase. Urban decay will increase. Tourism will decrease.
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They will kidnap the President and we'll send Snake Plisskin in....

Posted by: Axeman at January 13, 2022 11:09 AM (XHhHI)

38 it's after reading the intro that i'm reminded that i should feel bad that my younger step daughter and her bf moved to nyc. then i remember that she's essentially a mini-karen because she's a follower and will gleefully accept and embrace the destruction coming, and i don't feel as bad. she's bringing it upon herself.

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 13, 2022 11:09 AM (8D42x)

39 29
For 22 years now the Dem matra has been "voter disenfranchisement". And for 22 years they've been unable to identify even one person eligible to vote that was stopped from doing so.
Posted by: 18-1 at January 13, 2022 11:07 AM (ESjRY


Yes, and they always added 'because racism'. And now with the current state of anything other than what Democrats say being Uber racism, they have a real shot.

They are the most persistent long con marxists ever.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 13, 2022 11:09 AM (4fSQf)

40 If Memphis or New Orleans is considered "Mogadishu on the Mississippi", what's New York City's moniker? I've heard a number of variations, but what's the current one?

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 13, 2022 11:10 AM (BFigT)

41 7 You can tell how desperate they are to pass the cheat by law.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 13, 2022 11:02 AM (4fSQf)


What's funny is that this law is actually unnecessary. NY already allows illegals to get driver's licenses. And, there is automatic voter registration when you get your driver's license.

the fairly new law doesn't allow anyone to ask the person applying for the license and registering to vote for any kind of evidence that they are a legal resident. Instead, the form simply asks the person "are you legally entitled to vote" and assumes everyone will answer that honestly.

If the person doesn't answer that question honestly, they are registered to vote. So, as of now, I'm guessing there are tons of illegals voting in NY in state, local, and federal elections and there is no way to audit it.

I guess NYC passed this b/c they were worried not enough illegals are getting driver's licenses and thus are not getting registered to vote.

Posted by: Mehive at January 13, 2022 11:10 AM (ky+MF)

42 @disclosetv; 2h
JUST IN - U.S. producer price inflation jumps 9.7% in December from a year ago, the highest y/y increase on record.
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 13, 2022 11:09 AM (UHVv4)
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I did that!

Posted by: President Charlie Foxtrot at January 13, 2022 11:10 AM (XHhHI)

43 So NYC is essentially going to become London.

Posted by: kraken at January 13, 2022 11:10 AM (6Je/Q)

44 Dear Alabama,

If you're not first, you're last.

Signed,

NCAA Men's Football National Champions
The State of the MLB Champions

Posted by: Georgia at January 13, 2022 11:10 AM (4eKPg)

45 New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles have always been considered alien cities by the rest of the country. (except those cities run by Democrats then they are models)

Posted by: jakee308 at January 13, 2022 11:10 AM (ricI7)

46 You get what you vote for.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 13, 2022 11:04 AM (FCAbp)


Or, you get what the stolen vote you didn't protest against was for.

Awkward phrasing, I know. I suppose I should try working on my book instead of hanging around here.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 13, 2022 11:10 AM (2JVJo)

47 For 22 years now the Dem matra has been "voter disenfranchisement". And for 22 years they've been unable to identify even one person eligible to vote that was stopped from doing so.
Posted by: 18-1 at January 13, 2022 11:07 AM (ESjRY)
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In Washington state you can find those disenfranchised voters. They are in uniform and deployed overseas, and the dems who control the ballot counting make damn sure those ballots always "arrive too late."

Posted by: Diogenes at January 13, 2022 11:11 AM (axyOa)

48 35 @disclosetv; 2h
JUST IN - U.S. producer price inflation jumps 9.7% in December from a year ago, the highest y/y increase on record.
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 13, 2022 11:09 AM (UHVv4)

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Hoarders and wreckers, all.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 13, 2022 11:11 AM (LvTSG)

49 Counter point: non citizens could vote in state and local elections back in the 1800s in some parts of the country.

Our country is one anyway, this shit just accelerated the decline. Might as well just rip off the bandaid.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 13, 2022 11:11 AM (ANE70)

50 BTW, Biden is going to get us all killed.

Evelyn N. Farkas, who was a senior defense official under Obama, and defended Hunter Biden against the Burisma charges (without acknowledging her own ties to Burisma), and was part of the team involved in surveilling the Trump campaign prior to the 2016 election, has a spiffy new idea!

She wrote an article in Defense One (a mouthpiece for the defense industry) entitled:

The US Must Prepare for War Against Russia Over Ukraine

War. With. Russia.

Is she insane? No she isn't - she is very much part of the military and diplomatic establishment, which is obviously using her as a trial balloon to get the idea of War With Russia rolling.

Hey, if it takes stumbling into a nuclear war to improve Biden's poll numbers, that's what we need to do!

Posted by: The ARC of History! at January 13, 2022 11:11 AM (I2/tG)

51 For 22 years now the Dem matra has been "voter disenfranchisement". And for 22 years they've been unable to identify even one person eligible to vote that was stopped from doing so.
Posted by: 18-1 at January 13, 2022 11:07 AM (ESjRY)

but they are ever so happy to find a random single "gop" voter they can highlight to say it's nothing but republicans that cheat.

which gets really funny when you respond with, "yup, and that is why we should REALLY push for stricter voting laws. you don't want the evil republicans to steal an election, do you?"...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 13, 2022 11:12 AM (8D42x)

52
I'd like to say the finance industry can do just as well elsewhere but NYC, but the technology for conducting finance is very advanced. Like, the length of wires makes a difference in trading speed.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 13, 2022 11:12 AM (/U27+)

53 JUST IN - U.S. producer price inflation jumps 9.7% in December from a year ago, the highest y/y increase on record.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 13, 2022 11:09 AM


Which means in 4-6 months the consumer will see that increase in nearly everything we buy. Let's go brandon!

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at January 13, 2022 11:12 AM (bVYXr)

54 JUST IN - U.S. producer price inflation jumps 9.7% in December from a year ago, the highest y/y increase on record.


Muy bueno!

Posted by: Venezuela at January 13, 2022 11:12 AM (4eKPg)

55 42 @disclosetv; 2h
JUST IN - U.S. producer price inflation jumps 9.7% in December from a year ago, the highest y/y increase on record.
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 13, 2022 11:09 AM (UHVv4)

"See? SEE? MOAR PRICE GOUGING!! REEEEEE!!!"

- Liz Warren (soon!)

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at January 13, 2022 11:12 AM (dfRN6)

56 Shouldn't NYC be underwater by now anyway?

Posted by: steevy at January 13, 2022 11:12 AM (CYnTg)

57 JUST IN - U.S. producer price inflation jumps 9.7% in December from a year ago, the highest y/y increase on record.
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 13, 2022 11:09 AM (UHVv4)
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I suspect CPI inflation is going to break through 7.5% within the first two quarters, even with the manipulations. It also wouldn't surprise me if we see an 8 in the first position.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2022 11:12 AM (DU+/6)

58 50 The US Must Prepare for War Against Russia Over Ukraine
War. With. Russia.
Is she insane? No she isn't - she is very much part of the military and diplomatic establishment, which is obviously using her as a trial balloon to get the idea of War With Russia rolling.
Hey, if it takes stumbling into a nuclear war to improve Biden's poll numbers, that's what we need to do!
Posted by: The ARC of History! at January 13, 2022 11:11 AM (I2/tG)

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Military adventurism has no down side! Ever!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 13, 2022 11:12 AM (LvTSG)

59 32 The IQ of any group is the highest IQ present divided by 2.
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If the discussion is race, multiply by 0.10 after dividing by 2.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 13, 2022 11:12 AM (sVfvf)

60 Awkward phrasing, I know. I suppose I should try working on my book instead of hanging around here.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 13, 2022 11:10 AM (2JVJo)


I pretty much always should be working when I'm hanging around here. Whatever.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 13, 2022 11:13 AM (Ez6QX)

61
Evelyn N. Farkas, who was a senior defense official under Obama

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Magyars. Always bad news.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 13, 2022 11:13 AM (/U27+)

62
I guess NYC passed this b/c they were worried not enough illegals are getting driver's licenses and thus are not getting registered to vote.
Posted by: Mehive at January 13, 2022 11:10 AM (ky+MF


Obviously they are still perplexed there essentially a tie in our country 50-50. They want 70-30 their side so have to up the voter rolls with people who don't know how evil they really are.

On the other hand, they are bleeding the Latino and black vote because red pill, so we will see.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 13, 2022 11:13 AM (4fSQf)

63 I grew up outside NYC and back then the place was like Oz. Anytime I got to into the city was a big deal.

If I never go there again it won't bother me in the least. The city I knew is long gone.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 13, 2022 11:13 AM (ZLI7S)

64 Posted by: The ARC of History! at January 13, 2022 11:11 AM (I2/tG)

Ukraine is the cash register that DC has been skimming off for the past 15 years.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 13, 2022 11:13 AM (Y5qcH)

65 I'd suggest we send the Statue of Liberty back to France. It looks as though the lady has jinxed America.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 13, 2022 11:13 AM (sVfvf)

66 Posted by: Mehive at January 13, 2022 11:10 AM (ky+MF)

And probably because more and more people are becoming willing to challenge the voter laws in Democrat run cities. Such as demanding recounts.

Till now the number of non-citizens was getting large enough to force a vote to a recount due to ineligible people voting.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 13, 2022 11:13 AM (ricI7)

67 Cruz trying to rebuild trust, from yesterday.

@Breaking911; 13h
SEN. CRUZ: "Jim Crow laws were written by elected Democrats and they were designed to prevent the voters from voting Democrats out of office [...] This is Jim Crow 2.0 of Democrats once again trying to take away the ability of the voters to vote them out of office. It's wrong."

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 13, 2022 11:13 AM (UHVv4)

68 The US Must Prepare for War Against Russia Over Ukraine

War. With. Russia.

Is she insane? No she isn't - she is very much part of the military and diplomatic establishment, which is obviously using her as a trial balloon to get the idea of War With Russia rolling.

Hey, if it takes stumbling into a nuclear war to improve Biden's poll numbers, that's what we need to do!
Posted by: The ARC of History! at January 13, 2022 11:11 AM (I2/tG)
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Perhaps the 80s "unthinkable" just became population control. ¯\_(:/)_/¯

Posted by: Axeman at January 13, 2022 11:14 AM (XHhHI)

69 In Seattle students are demanding Covid tests and mandates and shit. Otherwise they say they will strike. Lol

Who knows how many students this actually is. It could be 7 Karens and the msm is treating it like a movement. But still funny.

These are the people who will be going in Seattle as well once they lower the age to 16.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 13, 2022 11:14 AM (ANE70)

70 The US Must Prepare for War Against Russia Over Ukraine

War. With. Russia.

Is she insane?



Meh. One solid kick to the door and the whole rotten edifice will come tumbling down.

Posted by: A. Schicklgruber at January 13, 2022 11:14 AM (VxC1e)

71 The question to ask is, why would a solid blue city enact something like this, which would seem to only further solidify that which cannot be further solidified.

And the answer, of course, is to create the foundations for this to spread. I'm certainly not worried about the state of NYC. I'm worried about how NYC will infect the rest of the state.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 13, 2022 11:14 AM (KbCG3)

72 They must cheat, it's the only way to keep them out of prison.
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Well, its worked so far, hasn't it?

Posted by: Chunk Schumer at January 13, 2022 11:14 AM (2bq2t)

73
War. With. Russia.

Is she insane?

_________

Yes, it's winter right now.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 13, 2022 11:15 AM (/U27+)

74 Obviously they are still perplexed there essentially a tie in our country 50-50. They want 70-30 their side so have to up the voter rolls with people who don't know how evil they really are.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 13, 2022 11:13 AM (4fSQf)


Yeah, but not in NYC. NYC votes overwhelmingly democrat. It's not like they need these votes to get a marxist elected.

Posted by: Mehive at January 13, 2022 11:15 AM (ky+MF)

75 ‾\_(:/)_/‾

Posted by: Axeman at January 13, 2022 11:15 AM (XHhHI)

76 Meh. One solid kick to the door and the whole rotten edifice will come tumbling down.
Posted by: A. Schicklgruber at January 13, 2022 11:14 AM (VxC1e)
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Theirs or ours?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2022 11:15 AM (DU+/6)

77 but the technology for conducting finance is very advanced. Like, the length of wires makes a difference in trading speed.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 13, 2022 11:12 AM (/U27+)

The trading infrastructure is no longer in NYC.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 13, 2022 11:15 AM (Q9lwr)

78 The US Must Prepare for War Against Russia Over Ukraine

War. With. Russia.

Is she insane? No she isn't - she is very much part of the military and diplomatic establishment, which is obviously using her as a trial balloon to get the idea of War With Russia rolling.

Hey, if it takes stumbling into a nuclear war to improve Biden's poll numbers, that's what we need to do!
Posted by: The ARC of History! at January 13, 2022 11:11 AM (I2/tG)

Man, no matter how many times we hit decline, the 80s just keeps calling!

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 13, 2022 11:15 AM (KbCG3)

79 The IQ of any group is the highest IQ present divided by 2.

This is why the smaller the group, the smarter the decisions made. Unless it's composed of really dumb people. Then what did you expect from that crowd?
Posted by: jakee308 at January 13, 2022 11:08 AM (ricI7)

funny, as i think i might be the dumbest one in the meetings. but i also seem to come up with the most direct and/or simplest solution.

life's too complicated as it is...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 13, 2022 11:15 AM (8D42x)

80 54 JUST IN - U.S. producer price inflation jumps 9.7% in December from a year ago, the highest y/y increase on record.
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Bidenflation is the new Covid. There is no vax. We will all die.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 13, 2022 11:15 AM (sVfvf)

81 When demographics are examined over even 10 years, it's been happening with young families and the well-heeled leaving certain boroughs of the city to live around Hudson Valley and many other beautiful regions of the state (Oswego for example).

(But, as reported, Soros has also recently donated $500 million to Bard College in Hudson Valley.)

We can only outrun the worse of the cities for so long and that period of time seems to be shrinking.

Posted by: Was Lola at January 13, 2022 11:16 AM (VQp1G)

82 I foresee a lot of votes all over the country going to the courts for all sorts of decisions about eligibility, registration, ballot fraud, vote counts. No more concession when the vote is close.

No more trusting, no more not wanting to spend the money on a recount. Some places may still play by the old rules but I would bet that the citizens won't let them.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 13, 2022 11:16 AM (ricI7)

83 Seriously, if we don't cheat we're going to lose."
-Chuckie Schumer yesterday, quite literally
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 13, 2022 11:03 AM
Did he really?
Posted by: AlaBAMA
He was more prolix but that's what he meant.
Senate Republican Communications Center
@SRCC
SEN. SCHUMER admits that nuking the Senate is just about Democrats winning elections:
"They're saying things like ''I'll lose my election if the legislature is allowed to do this in my state'"
"We'll lose our majority"

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 13, 2022 11:16 AM (FVME7)

84 There won't be a war with Russia and they know it. But the graft to "prepare for war with Russia" will be huuuge.

Posted by: runner at January 13, 2022 11:16 AM (HayJi)

85 And he will get it.

Posted by: CBD at 11:00 AM
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no, he won't

Posted by: Zombie Gerald Ford at January 13, 2022 11:16 AM (jsyJZ)

86 I also once lived in Manhattan.
Rudy was the mayor at the time.
I was living in Midtown, making the best $ I ever made in whole life.
Rents were high, but no problem for me.
I could walk home at 2am.
I felt like the luckiest guy alive.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 13, 2022 11:16 AM (jTmQV)

87 There is no reason anyone needs to be in NYC to work in finance. Or be in San Jose to work in tech.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 13, 2022 11:16 AM (ANE70)

88 War with Russia is a non-starter after the Afghanistan debacle.

Posted by: mr tmz at January 13, 2022 11:16 AM (m/Gc2)

89 Yeah, but not in NYC. NYC votes overwhelmingly democrat. It's not like they need these votes to get a marxist elected.
Posted by: Mehive at January 13, 2022 11:15 AM (ky+MF

Fair but the bigger picture is the whole country. They've always had New York and California. Except for the short stint with Rudy which they needed in order to bring crime down.

Even with the major blue states, it's essentially tied.

They need the new voters and a switch to popular vote.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 13, 2022 11:16 AM (4fSQf)

90
The trading infrastructure is no longer in NYC.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 13, 2022 11:15 AM (Q9lwr)

_________

Is that so? Just shows that utter ignorance doesn't stop me from tendering my worthless thoughts.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 13, 2022 11:17 AM (/U27+)

91 Bidenflation is the new Covid. There is no vax. We will all die.
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 13, 2022 11:15 AM (sVfvf)
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There's a vax, but it stands a non-trivial risk of killing the patient (the state).

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2022 11:17 AM (DU+/6)

92 To all those 20 year olds who voted for Biden and Harris because he was going to forgive your loans and allow you stay in your apartment without paying rent and expecting trillions in government dollars to improve your life and free shit army stuff, but now YOU LIVE IN A COUNTRY CRIPPLED BY STAGGERING INFLATION WITH NO PROSPECT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY. I have this message:

hahahahahahahahahaha. . .

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 13, 2022 11:17 AM (4eKPg)

93 The good news with this election nonsense is it will stall the drive to kill the Electoral College. People can look at NY (or CA, or MA) lunacy and think that it only affects those people.
But if you do away with the Electoral College, and NY registers 10 trillion votes for the Democrat candidate, people in other states will take a whole different view on the popular vote.

Posted by: Wally at January 13, 2022 11:17 AM (FJYfm)

94 67 @Breaking911; 13h
SEN. CRUZ: "Jim Crow laws were written by elected Democrats and they were designed to prevent the voters from voting Democrats out of office [...] This is Jim Crow 2.0 of Democrats once again trying to take away the ability of the voters to vote them out of office. It's wrong."
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 13, 2022 11:13 AM (UHVv4)

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"This is so uncouth. Only Democrats are allowed to use the Jim Crow analogy. I denounce Ted Cruz."
-Mitt Romney

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 13, 2022 11:17 AM (LvTSG)

95 I know food prices are high thanks to Big Meat. We just have to switch to bugs and eat less. Americans are too fat anyway .
The Left

Posted by: steevy at January 13, 2022 11:17 AM (CYnTg)

96 The US Must Prepare for War Against Russia Over Ukraine

War. With. Russia.

Is she insane?


We'll need a Commander in Chief with a steady hand on the tiller and a wicked way with fashion.

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary! Dark Horse Candidate 2024 at January 13, 2022 11:17 AM (VxC1e)

97 &9816;

Posted by: Axeman at January 13, 2022 11:17 AM (XHhHI)

98 86

Me too. Lived there from 98-01, left 2 months before 9/11. It was an amazing place to be.

So sad to see what it has become in 2 short decades.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 13, 2022 11:18 AM (ANE70)

99 Putin or Xi should send a couple million stooges over and sweep the local elections in NYC.

Posted by: zmdavid at January 13, 2022 11:18 AM (xqRaG)

100 The IQ of any group is the highest IQ present divided by 2.


And it gets worse if those assholes sitting along the wall and not at the table are allowed to speak.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 13, 2022 11:18 AM (axyOa)

101 I pretty much always should be working when I'm hanging around here. Whatever.
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 13, 2022 11:13 AM (Ez6QX)


Yeah, I still haven't got the whole 'retirement' thing down yet, probably because of the bitter cold weather. I keep meaning to get up early, have some tea and toast and then write until noon, but I find myself either slumped in front of the TV, or staying in bed all day or searching the internet for dirty stories.

I wish I knew what was wrong with me. Besides the obvious.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 13, 2022 11:18 AM (2JVJo)

102 The trick for New York City will be to time their public debt default crisis for when Dems are in power (yes, yes, I know. Republic is dead, Dems will always be in power, etc.) or alternatively, and somewhat ironically, when Trump (who'd definitely bailout NYC if asked) is.

Posted by: Match Checksout at January 13, 2022 11:18 AM (dYe5S)

103 Who knows how many students this actually is. It could be 7 Karens and the msm is treating it like a movement. But still funny.

There are student walkouts over Covid in a number of cities. Remarkably, the "student" demands exactly mirror the demands of the teacher's unions.

What a coincidence!

Posted by: The ARC of History! at January 13, 2022 11:19 AM (I2/tG)

104 Tom Elliott
@tomselliott
CBS's @benstracy asks @algore: "Do you think" your 40 years of climate alarmism "has been validated"?
Gore: "I certainly wish I had been wrong"

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Your wish has been granted!

- The Reality Fairy

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 13, 2022 11:19 AM (FVME7)

105 There is a likelihood that a " war" with Russia would result in a hearty ass kicking, of us. I do not think we would risk that. Unless it is in the script, of course.

Posted by: kraken at January 13, 2022 11:19 AM (6Je/Q)

106 But if you do away with the Electoral College, and NY registers 10 trillion votes for the Democrat candidate, people in other states will take a whole different view on the popular vote.
Posted by: Wally at January 13, 2022 11:17 AM (FJYfm)
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You're assuming we *don't* want to dive face-first into the wheel of spinning razor blades.

Posted by: Axeman at January 13, 2022 11:19 AM (XHhHI)

107

Posted by: Axeman at January 13, 2022 11:20 AM (XHhHI)

108 Looks like NYC is trying to return to the days of Midnight Cowboy but will get Escape from New York without the walls.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 13, 2022 11:20 AM (FCAbp)

109 And probably because more and more people are becoming willing to challenge the voter laws in Democrat run cities. Such as demanding recounts.

Till now the number of non-citizens was getting large enough to force a vote to a recount due to ineligible people voting.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 13, 2022 11:13 AM (ricI7)


A recount will do nothing. Even if the numbers show 3 million people voted but there are only 2 million eligible voters, once the votes are cast you can't identify who cast what vote (except in very limited circumstances where someone casts a provisional vote).

Posted by: Mehive at January 13, 2022 11:20 AM (ky+MF)

110 Nothing to fear, the military is so unconcerned with preparedness they are jettisoning about 1/4 if their forces

Posted by: steevy at January 13, 2022 11:21 AM (CYnTg)

111 The badge cam of that Seattle police dog getting killed by a crazy fuck is publicly available. Watching the video, I can't help but think the Seattle zeitgeist got that dog killed.

The cops were disorganized and communicated very poorly. They knew the perp had a machete. They had numbers. It looked to me they knew if they cut him off by physically surrounding him, he would close the distance and they'd have to shoot him.

They sent in the dog to worry him so they could close and grab him. Once he started stabbing the dog, they had to do what they were afraid of doing. They shot him.

Seems to me the woke fucks of Seattle killed that dog by making the cops too afraid of shooting a crazy fuck with a knife they knew wouldn't surrender.

Posted by: bonhomme at January 13, 2022 11:21 AM (CC8oT)

112 U. S. Army to award bonuses up to $50,000 for some new recruits.

Posted by: Was Lola at January 13, 2022 11:21 AM (VQp1G)

113 There is a likelihood that a " war" with Russia would result in a hearty ass kicking, of us. I do not think we would risk that. Unless it is in the script, of course.
Posted by: kraken at January 13, 2022 11:19 AM (6Je/Q)
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I can see only two possibilities:
1. They're deranged and think we can win and use a Russian defeat to reassert American military dominance in their own image
2. They know we'll lose, but will do it anyway because it will finish off all remaining American military dominance at create a power vacuum that Russia and China can fill.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2022 11:21 AM (DU+/6)

114 Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 13, 2022 11:16 AM (4fSQf)


Good point.

Posted by: Mehive at January 13, 2022 11:21 AM (ky+MF)

115 96 The US Must Prepare for War Against Russia Over Ukraine



Europe (Ukraine, Poland, even France) will handle this. Either diplomatically or militarily.

We're gonna sit this one out.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 13, 2022 11:21 AM (4eKPg)

116 And he will get it.

HE?!

Posted by: The Karenwaffe at January 13, 2022 11:21 AM (CTJwJ)

117 Its a death trap. A suicide rap. Get out while you are young.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 13, 2022 11:21 AM (t3/qz)

118 Here is my entirely obvious prediction: Crime will increase. Poverty will increase. Urban decay will increase. Tourism will decrease. Suburban New Yorkers will spend less money in the city. In 10 years the mayor (a non-citizen?) will go to Congress and ask for $125 billion in emergency funding to stave off imminent default and the total collapse of city services.
And he will get it.

Agree. There is no precedent for a big municipal bankruptcy in this country. Smaller places have done it, but not cities like NYC or Detroit. Detroit, IIRC, was on the brink, but went into receivership and still got their money. The muni bond market will go absolutely bonkers. In themselves they're not as big as the stock market, but they are massive. It'll be too disruptive to let them fail; they are much too big, and it would force a review of every bond covenant out there. It should happen, but it won't.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 13, 2022 11:22 AM (cjCsz)

119 A recount will do nothing. Even if the numbers show 3 million people voted but there are only 2 million eligible voters, once the votes are cast you can't identify who cast what vote (except in very limited circumstances where someone casts a provisional vote).
Posted by: Mehive at January 13, 2022 11:20 AM (ky+MF)




The question is moot.

Posted by: Dread Justice Roberts at January 13, 2022 11:22 AM (yQpMk)

120 Ten years...??

Posted by: MAC SOG'''' at January 13, 2022 11:22 AM (P4Pk9)

121 There is a likelihood that a " war" with Russia would result in a hearty ass kicking, of us. I do not think we would risk that. Unless it is in the script, of course.
Posted by: kraken at January 13, 2022 11:19 AM (6Je/Q)
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I'd say that's a certainty at this point. We will be humiliated even more on the world stage.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 13, 2022 11:22 AM (YIVH2)

122 Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 13, 2022 11:15 AM (8D42x)

Just by assuming you're the dumb one in a group identifies you as likely the smartest. It is those who are smart enough to know how ignorant they are that have the higher iqs.

But even with an above average iq in the group, halving that brings it into average or slightly below average at best. That's about 75 to 90 I think. And that's not dumb but it's not the smartest. The more people there are the less likely a smart person will be present because smart people know that groups with a large attendance don't get much done so they find excuses to get out of going or just flat don't go. Figuring they can fix any FUPs by the group later.

I would bet that unless it is really critical to something you are closely involved with, you don't show up for big meetings and even then you might not as you can change how things work after the meeting.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 13, 2022 11:22 AM (ricI7)

123 SMOD or God.

Either way this has to end.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 

We'll keep it afloat as long as we can.

Posted by: The Fed at January 13, 2022 11:22 AM (Dxj7R)

124 There is a likelihood that a " war" with Russia would result in a hearty ass kicking, of us. I do not think we would risk that. Unless it is in the script, of course.
Posted by: kraken at January 13, 2022 11:19 AM (6Je/Q)

A war with Russia is still a mutual destruction scenario.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 13, 2022 11:22 AM (FCAbp)

125 Of course we would lose a war.
What war have we "won" lately?

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 13, 2022 11:23 AM (jTmQV)

126 Gee when i collapse i die some, then i die.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at January 13, 2022 11:23 AM (e/8OJ)

127 CNN has a plaintive wail up (disguised as an article), saying Republicans are pouncing because "Under Trump everything was better".

Silly Americans! Don't they realize how wonderful it all is? Biden has brought all the good stuff, like inflation, international weakness, CRT training, runaway spending, vax mandates benefitting only Pfizer, domestic terror investigations of Republicans, the Garland Archipelago, heck...al kinds of modern wonders!

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 13, 2022 11:23 AM (jsyJZ)

128 <<< Grampa did all of that

Posted by: Arkansas Biden Baby at January 13, 2022 11:23 AM (Xrfse)

129 SMOD or God.

Either way this has to end.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January
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Knock. Knock.

Posted by: Gods Of The Copybook Headings at January 13, 2022 11:23 AM (XHhHI)

130 88 War with Russia is a non-starter after the Afghanistan debacle.
Posted by: mr tmz at January 13, 2022 11:16 AM (m/Gc2)

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If we do go to war with Russia, maybe the Taliban will let us have our stuff back to fight with?

Posted by: 496 at January 13, 2022 11:24 AM (U1eOr)

131 War. With. Russia.

During the Cold War, there was a firm rule - our troops didn't attack Russian troops, and Russian troops didn't attack our troops. You could use proxies (North Vietnamese, Afghans, et. al.) to attack the other side's troops, but no direct combat.

The reason why that rule existed is that it was obvious that if American and Russian troops started shooting at each other directly, the chance of escalation to the use of nuclear weapons was significant.

But I guess with an inspiring leader like President Biden, we can throw that rule out the window.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at January 13, 2022 11:24 AM (I2/tG)

132 U. S. Army to award bonuses up to $50,000 for some new recruits.

Posted by: Was Lola at January 13, 2022 11:21 AM (VQp1G)




I guess the free tranny surgery is not enough draw.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 13, 2022 11:24 AM (yQpMk)

133 127 CNN has a plaintive wail up (disguised as an article), saying Republicans are pouncing because "Under Trump everything was better".

Silly Americans! Don't they realize how wonderful it all is? Biden has brought all the good stuff, like inflation, international weakness, CRT training, runaway spending, vax mandates benefitting only Pfizer, domestic terror investigations of Republicans, the Garland Archipelago, heck...al kinds of modern wonders!
Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 13, 2022 11:23 AM (jsyJZ)

=========

"It's not fair that Trump had it better than Biden. Democrats did their best to aid America under Trump, but Republicans are just wreckers and hoarders under Biden."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 13, 2022 11:24 AM (LvTSG)

134 The Game is... off. This isn't even fun, anymore.

Posted by: Moriarity at January 13, 2022 11:24 AM (QYPq3)

135 I'd say that's a certainty at this point. We will be humiliated even more on the world stage.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 13, 2022 11:22 AM (YIVH2)
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It's part of the kink.

Posted by: Gods Of The Copybook Headings at January 13, 2022 11:24 AM (XHhHI)

136 U. S. Army to award bonuses up to $50,000 for some new recruits.

Posted by: Was Lola
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Also being used to keep soldiers in.

Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 13, 2022 11:24 AM (/i32d)

137 Democrat Voting Law Initiative = Reichstag Fire Decree

Posted by: runner at January 13, 2022 11:24 AM (HayJi)

138 War with Russia is a non-starter after the Afghanistan debacle.

Try us.

Posted by: The Biden Administration! at January 13, 2022 11:24 AM (I2/tG)

139 "In 10 years the mayor (a non-citizen?) will go to Congress and ask for $125 billion in emergency funding"

Why would he lowball it like that?

Posted by: gp, Standing Up For What's Too Hard To Reach Whilst Sitting at January 13, 2022 11:24 AM (qpX6U)

140 ... Detroit, IIRC, was on the brink, but went into receivership and still got their money. The muni bond market will go absolutely bonkers. In themselves they're not as big as the stock market, but they are massive. ...
Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 13, 2022 11:22 AM (cjCsz)
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I *think* Detroit actually went bankrupt, but like a big corporate bankruptcy it was a restructuring and not a liquidation. The public unions took it in the shorts, IIRC, and a lot of the debt was restructured and a bunch of bondholders got a haircut but it was by no means a total loss.

The biggest side effect of the Detroit experience, in my opinion, is what happened to the local government. The local government was essentially dissolved. The executives were all replaced with appointed officials to cut to the bone and get the books in shape. It was at least pseudo-successful, but it made Detroit an actual dictatorship. The vote was meaningless during the restructuring, because the government was essentially suspended.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2022 11:24 AM (DU+/6)

141 I wish I knew what was wrong with me. Besides the obvious.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 13, 2022 11:18 AM (2JVJo)


If you figure it out let me know.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 13, 2022 11:25 AM (Ez6QX)

142 Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 13, 2022 11:22 AM (cjCsz)

In 1975 Ford refused to bail out a nearly bankrupt NYC.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 13, 2022 11:25 AM (FCAbp)

143 It's part of the kink.
Posted by: Gods Of The Copybook Headings at January 13, 2022 11:24 AM (XHhHI)
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I was thinking that exact thing...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 13, 2022 11:25 AM (YIVH2)

144 78 Man, no matter how many times we hit decline, the 80s just keeps calling!

it's like we're living in a land of confusion

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at January 13, 2022 11:25 AM (sGtp+)

145 The U.S. should not undertake a war with Russia until its northern flank on the Canadian border is secure.

We cannot with a two front war.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 13, 2022 11:25 AM (VxC1e)

146 Good news on employment: the Energy Department announced they will hire 1,000 new "workers" to labor away on "climate change"

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 13, 2022 11:25 AM (jsyJZ)

147 CNN has a plaintive wail up (disguised as an article), saying Republicans are pouncing because "Under Trump everything was better". ...
Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 13, 2022 11:23 AM (jsyJZ)
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Uhhh, and?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2022 11:26 AM (DU+/6)

148 The US Must Prepare for War Against Russia Over Ukraine

Over the Ukraine? Even the people who watch TV must be scratching their hands over that one.

Posted by: t-bird at January 13, 2022 11:26 AM (1vynn)

149 Awkward phrasing, I know. I suppose I should try working on my book instead of hanging around here.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 13, 2022 11:10 AM (2JVJo)


Heeeyyy!!!
Lets Hordesource it!
We can help.

It was a dark and stormy night. The rain bounced off the pavement as he walked through the deserted streets.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 13, 2022 11:26 AM (axyOa)

150 European Alliance against Russian aggression in Ukraine: Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 13, 2022 11:26 AM (4eKPg)

151 Posted by: Puddin Head at January 13, 2022 11:07 AM (sVfvf)

Uhh no; It's been an American City more recently than 1963.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 13, 2022 11:26 AM (k49Sx)

152 The U.S. should not undertake a war with Russia until its northern flank on the Canadian border is secure.

We cannot with a two front war.
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I'd be happy if the U.S. could secure the southern border.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 13, 2022 11:26 AM (YIVH2)

153
In 10 years $125Billion might buy a hamburger. Maybe not.

Posted by: Speller at January 13, 2022 11:26 AM (pSotA)

154 MADD was racist!

We can win this thing guys!

Who's with me?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 13, 2022 11:27 AM (4fSQf)

155 The one Constitutional amendment that is drastically needed is that the census should not allow the counting of people simply in the United States with no legal status.

If they are "undocumented", how can you *count* them? A census form is a *document*.

Posted by: Axeman at January 13, 2022 11:27 AM (XHhHI)

156 I guess the free tranny surgery is not enough draw.
Posted by: G'rump928(c)
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It's the patriotic types getting kicked out now.
Why would any patriotic type think about enlisting?

And those that look down on the military, or unable to join, well...they make up the bulk of the democrat party.
And they ain't joining.

Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 13, 2022 11:27 AM (/i32d)

157 It was a dark and stormy night. The rain bounced off the pavement as he walked through the deserted streets.
Posted by: Diogenes at January 13, 2022 11:26 AM (axyOa)
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Suddenly, a shot rang out!

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 13, 2022 11:27 AM (YIVH2)

158 I wonder how Trump is doing with his Manhattan business.
All they do is harass him.
Will he just write it all off.
When I was in NYC, Trump Tower was amazing.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 13, 2022 11:27 AM (jTmQV)

159 There is a likelihood that a " war" with Russia would result in a hearty ass kicking, of us.

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=k5wyeApOOiU

Posted by: The ARC of History! at January 13, 2022 11:27 AM (I2/tG)

160 Republicans are pouncing because "Under Trump everything was better".

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Those bastards!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 13, 2022 11:27 AM (FVME7)

161 The US Must Prepare for War Against Russia Over Ukraine

War. With. Russia.
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Prepare for war could just mean throw a lot of money around the defense establishment, not actually go to war.

Posted by: zmdavid at January 13, 2022 11:28 AM (xqRaG)

162 A dog barked in the distance.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 13, 2022 11:28 AM (yQpMk)

163 The question is moot.
Posted by: Dread Justice Roberts at January 13, 2022 11:22 AM (yQpMk)

As much as we all dislike Jesse Jackson, that was a pretty funny skit he did on SNL, especially the ending.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at January 13, 2022 11:28 AM (dfRN6)

164 The U.S. should not undertake a war with Russia until its northern flank on the Canadian border is secure. ...
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 13, 2022 11:25 AM (VxC1e)
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Or go with the defensive position. The rest of the world can fuck off and if it comes to war here, we use Canada (Russia) and Mexico (China or Latin America) as the killing fields and buffer zones.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2022 11:28 AM (DU+/6)

165 And since they're willing to pay that kind of money just to sign on the dotted line, imagine what will slip through the cracks.

Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 13, 2022 11:28 AM (/i32d)

166 Democrats did their best to aid America under Trump, but Republicans are just wreckers and hoarders under Biden."
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 13, 2022 11:24 AM (LvTSG)
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which means, of course, that elections must be fixed and Republicans jailed!

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 13, 2022 11:28 AM (jsyJZ)

167
162 A dog barked in the distance.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 13, 2022 11:28 AM (yQpMk)

At least the chair isn't against the wall.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 13, 2022 11:28 AM (4fSQf)

168 Axeman is our white knight!

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 13, 2022 11:28 AM (UHVv4)

169 NATO will only go to the western part of the Ukraine. Russia won't go any further as that's all they need.

A truce will be agreed on and the border stabilized.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 13, 2022 11:28 AM (ricI7)

170 "I hear a dog barking" thought the protagonist.

Posted by: gp, Standing Up For What's Too Hard To Reach Whilst Sitting at January 13, 2022 11:29 AM (qpX6U)

171 Man, no matter how many times we hit decline, the 80s just keeps calling!

it's like we're living in a land of confusion
Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at January 13, 2022 11:25 AM (sGtp+)


And not even the consolation of a Mexican radio.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 13, 2022 11:29 AM (2JVJo)

172 145 The U.S. should not undertake a war with Russia until its northern flank on the Canadian border is secure.

We cannot with a two front war.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 13, 2022 11:25 AM (VxC1e)

So we're going to get a mutated Fallout scenario early anyway?

Posted by: Thrawn at January 13, 2022 11:29 AM (Rl7KJ)

173 There is a likelihood that a " war" with Russia would result in a hearty ass kicking, of us.

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Stalingrad is beautiful particularly this time if year.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 13, 2022 11:29 AM (FVME7)

174 164 The U.S. should not undertake a war with Russia until its northern flank on the Canadian border is secure. ...
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 13, 2022 11:25 AM (VxC1e)
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Or go with the defensive position. The rest of the world can fuck off and if it comes to war here, we use Canada (Russia) and Mexico (China or Latin America) as the killing fields and buffer zones.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2022 11:28 AM (DU+/6)

So, Rand does have another follower...see, I said yesterday, if the world goes to absolute hell, that's his chance in 2024...

Posted by: Nova local at January 13, 2022 11:29 AM (exHjb)

175 NATO will only go to the western part of the Ukraine. Russia won't go any further as that's all they need.

A truce will be agreed on and the border stabilized.
Posted by: jakee308 at January 13, 2022 11:28 AM (ricI7)
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Those schemes that split the baby and determine new borders in opposing zones of influence always work well and exhibit long-term stability.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2022 11:29 AM (DU+/6)

176 153
In 10 years $125Billion might buy a hamburger. Maybe not.
Posted by: Speller at January 13, 2022 11:26 AM (pSotA)
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Beef will be illegal, it will have to be made of dead bugs.

Posted by: zmdavid at January 13, 2022 11:29 AM (xqRaG)

177 156 I guess the free tranny surgery is not enough draw.
Posted by: G'rump928(c)



People can't wait to have a tranny drill sergeant yelling at them.

"I'm Sergeant Windchimes and I can't believe what I'm seeing coming into my Army. . . "

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 13, 2022 11:29 AM (4eKPg)

178 The U.S. should not undertake a war with Russia until its northern flank on the Canadian border is secure.

The key is to lock up North America and then take Kamchatka. Ivan is fucked without those extra seven armies per round.

Posted by: t-bird at January 13, 2022 11:30 AM (DMQdU)

179 Over the Ukraine? Even the people who watch TV must be scratching their hands over that one.
Posted by: t-bird at January 13, 2022 11:26 AM (1vynn)


The western managerial class is in full panic. They thought that removing Trump would restore things to the way that they were before, but it hasn't happened. Worse, they burned through what remained of institutional and personal capital- institutional, social, political, and cultural- in order to get rid of BadOrangeMan. No one trusts them, no one respects them, and they are desperately trying to keep an increasingly fragile international order from violently collapsing. It's not going to work.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at January 13, 2022 11:30 AM (wmDcS)

180 The Ukraine is weak.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 13, 2022 11:30 AM (yQpMk)

181 Republicans are pouncing because "Under Trump everything was better".

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Those bastards!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 13, 2022 11:27 AM (FVME7)
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The Dems don't even wait. They just tell you that in the future they will BUILD BACK BETTER--and it's a fact!

So the Republicans lord the past over their opponents, but the Dems lord the much-improved *future* over theirs!

Posted by: Axeman at January 13, 2022 11:30 AM (XHhHI)

182 2031 NYT headline - 'DeSantis to NYC - Drop Dead'

Posted by: Fishman at January 13, 2022 11:30 AM (0FBGM)

183 We got to war with Russia and China joins the fray.

We will lose a lot of ships and carriers to hypersonics.

It will be bad juju.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 13, 2022 11:31 AM (4fSQf)

184 Kevin McCarthy's agenda on Twitter is about four bullet points. It looks like it was written by the 7 year old child of a donor. It contains nothing the voters want, and doesn't even specifically have a plan for illegal immigration of the fentanyl crisis it created that's killing hundreds of Americans.

Complete FAIL.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 13, 2022 11:31 AM (VpIIl)

185 So the Republicans lord the past over their opponents, but the Dems lord the much-improved *future* over theirs!
Posted by: Axeman at January 13, 2022 11:30 AM (XHhHI)
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Utopia is only 5 years away, comrade!

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 13, 2022 11:31 AM (YIVH2)

186 Finally, a monkee - was that so hard?

Posted by: Cthillary, dead but dreaming at January 13, 2022 11:31 AM (zSyrn)

187 War. What's it good for?
Absolutely nuthin'!

Posted by: zombie leo tolstoy at January 13, 2022 11:31 AM (UHVv4)

188 I'm not sure which I would rather see; this NYC law being overturned because it is unconstitutional, or all voting results from NYC being banned from being included in any State of National election results, because they are the result of unconstitutional vote counting. I think the latter.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 13, 2022 11:31 AM (trdmm)

189 136 U. S. Army to award bonuses up to $50,000 for some new recruits.

Posted by: Was Lola
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Also being used to keep soldiers in.
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I told my son and his buddies do not join any of the services. You are white boys and will be lynched in a skinny minute to provide virtue points for some officer's or NCO's promotion. Its a trap.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 13, 2022 11:31 AM (sVfvf)

190
NATO will only go to the western part of the Ukraine. Russia won't go any further as that's all they need.

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Which is the part with the good-looking mail-order babes?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 13, 2022 11:31 AM (/U27+)

191 Say it again

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 13, 2022 11:32 AM (yQpMk)

192 The western managerial class is in full panic. They thought that removing Trump would restore things to the way that they were before, but it hasn't happened. Worse, they burned through what remained of institutional and personal capital- institutional, social, political, and cultural- in order to get rid of BadOrangeMan. No one trusts them, no one respects them, and they are desperately trying to keep an increasingly fragile international order from violently collapsing. It's not going to work.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at January 13, 2022 11:30 AM (wmDcS)
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In part, this is because Trump was a killing blow. He was not in the manager class, and he did better - and delivered better everyday results to people - than the managers accomplished. So they kicked him out and put it back under professional management. And what has happened? Accelerating collapse and disaster.

Trump showed how incompetent the management class had been, and post-Trump the management class is showing how incompetent it *is.* In real time.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2022 11:32 AM (DU+/6)

193 What we are seeing is a decadent West I'm afraid, surrounded by non decadent enemies.

Posted by: kraken at January 13, 2022 11:32 AM (6Je/Q)

194 It's not going to work.
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No. No it isn't.

Posted by: John the Revelator at January 13, 2022 11:32 AM (FzM1M)

195 142 Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 13, 2022 11:22 AM (cjCsz)

In 1975 Ford refused to bail out a nearly bankrupt NYC.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 13, 2022 11:25 AM (FCAbp)

He did. The MAC, which was a public-private organization set up by Felix Rohaytn to help solve the financial crisis, was organized a few months before Ford's 'Drop Dead' speech. They were already taking care of the issue, and Ford ended up loaning NYC a few billion to tide them over in the meantime. He ended up blinking.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 13, 2022 11:32 AM (cjCsz)

196 Axeman is our white knight!
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 13, 2022 11:28 AM (UHVv4)
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I got caught white-knighting!
(♘

Posted by: Axeman at January 13, 2022 11:32 AM (XHhHI)

197 I left NYC in late August of 2001, mere days before the attacks.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 13, 2022 11:32 AM (jTmQV)

198 OT: I must say I got a chuckle out of the world's whitest black man Shaun "Stolen Pallor" King accusing Biden of "stolen valor" for asserting his supposed role in the civil rights movement.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 13, 2022 11:32 AM (m45I2)

199 The biggest problem with a war with China and Russia is who to root for.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 13, 2022 11:33 AM (4fSQf)

200 Kidding. Kidding.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 13, 2022 11:33 AM (4fSQf)

201 NY Delenda Est. I hate to state the obvious, but you don't get the government you deserve, you get the government you voted for. A very small percentage of eligible voters in NY elect these officials ruining the city and state.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 13, 2022 11:33 AM (VpIIl)

202 NYT headline - 'DeSantis to NYC - Drop Dead'

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I can get behind that!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 13, 2022 11:33 AM (FVME7)

203 Ask yourself if DC thinks we need a war.

You know for a major distraction and to attempt national unity.

Oh and profit. Sweet sweet profit.

Posted by: I Mean at January 13, 2022 11:33 AM (Dxj7R)

204 OT: I must say I got a chuckle out of the world's whitest black man Shaun "Stolen Pallor" King accusing Biden of "stolen valor" for asserting his supposed role in the civil rights movement.
Posted by: Muldoon at January 13, 2022 11:32 AM (m45I2)
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I'm okay with anybody calling out Joe Crow for his civil rights tales.

Posted by: Axeman at January 13, 2022 11:34 AM (XHhHI)

205 ... they are desperately trying to keep an increasingly fragile international order from violently collapsing. It's not going to work.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at January 13, 2022 11:30 AM (wmDcS)
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The Postwar order is over. This is, in fact, the "end of the world as we know it." None of the old rules will apply and none of the structures will function. The world they built and/or served no longer exists. We're at an inflection point. The new order doesn't exist yet, but the old order is finished.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2022 11:34 AM (DU+/6)

206 I wish I knew what was wrong with me. Besides the obvious.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 13, 2022 11:18 AM (2JVJo)

Here's an idea
If you've been working for the past 40 years or so and suddenly are not, it's a total adjustment even if you didn't like your job. You had a schedule. You knew what you had to do and did it You do not have a job right now and that's adding to your depression. Try to make up some kind of schedule and stick to it as much as possible. Schedule some time for writing as if it is a job-which it is. The other writers on here can give you some advice on that if you need that. You also might find some ways aside from being a nice and interesting person on here, you can help others. Pack some bags at the local food pantry if you have one nearby? See if you can volunteer at an animal shelter if you like animals? Deliver meals on wheels? Also, and it's a given. Do not look at the news or this site so much, It really helps. And I would guess there are some funny silent films you can watch. Try to laugh every day.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 13, 2022 11:34 AM (k49Sx)

207 Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 13, 2022 11:32 AM (cjCsz)

He did blink and it was all for naught because they voted for his opponent in large numbers.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 13, 2022 11:34 AM (FCAbp)

208 203 Ask yourself if DC thinks we need a war.

You know for a major distraction and to attempt national unity.

Oh and profit. Sweet sweet profit.
Posted by: I Mean at January 13, 2022 11:33 AM (Dxj7R)

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There was rolling up an invasion of Iraq after 9/11, and then there would be asking for all out military adventurism in the Ukraine when nothing has happened to Americans at home.

If the elite of the government are thinking of this as a potential out, then they're even dumber than I thought.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 13, 2022 11:35 AM (LvTSG)

209 It's a hard rain gonna fall.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 13, 2022 11:35 AM (yQpMk)

210 The prediction is far too optimistic, there may not be a US in ten years to extract money from at the rate of destruction being visited upon us by the masterminds.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at January 13, 2022 11:35 AM (oHeld)

211 I think Haliburton might need a war if the US isn't using the army.

Posted by: Axeman at January 13, 2022 11:35 AM (XHhHI)

212 Beef will be illegal, it will have to be made of dead bugs.
Posted by: zmdavid at January 13, 2022 11:29 AM (xqRaG)


There a Gary Larson cartoon in this somewhere.
"Well Slim, it's not like the old days. Grasshopper round up is easier sure, but ropin' and brandin' them l'il suckers is a real chore!"

Posted by: Diogenes at January 13, 2022 11:35 AM (axyOa)

213 The U.S. should not undertake a war with Russia until its northern flank on the Canadian border is secure. ...
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 13, 2022
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Or go with the defensive position. The rest of the world can fuck off and if it comes to war here, we use Canada (Russia) and Mexico (China or Latin America) as the killing fields and buffer zones.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2022


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New look at isolationism?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 13, 2022 11:36 AM (txdEq)

214 It's a hard rain gonna fall.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 13, 2022 11:35 AM (yQpMk)
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Is it a hard rain, or is it a chubby rain?

Posted by: Axeman at January 13, 2022 11:36 AM (XHhHI)

215 This busty, black-haired girl is opposed to bailing out NYC:
https://is.gd/08esZi

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2022 11:36 AM (DU+/6)

216 "We're at an inflection point."

We're through the looking glass, on the brink of a new paradigm.

Posted by: gp, Standing Up For What's Too Hard To Reach Whilst Sitting at January 13, 2022 11:36 AM (qpX6U)

217 If the elite of the government are thinking of this as a potential out, then they're even dumber than I thought.

It is your obligation to die for Mariupol!

Posted by: The Biden Administration! at January 13, 2022 11:36 AM (I2/tG)

218 Who is attacking American diplomats, world wide. Fist noticed in Havana, the neurological attacks have now occurred in many cited, most recently Paris and Geneva.

Suspect number one is Russia. They love this sort of weapon, and still control enough influence on Cuban intelligence that they could easily get permission to try it out.

Anyway, the WaPo is upset, because they hurt over 200 diplomats now.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 13, 2022 11:36 AM (jsyJZ)

219 146 Good news on employment: the Energy Department announced they will hire 1,000 new "workers" to labor away on "climate change"

In response to Harrison Ford's plea? After all, that's 800 acres of prime land he's got there.

Posted by: Was Lola at January 13, 2022 11:37 AM (VQp1G)

220 New look at isolationism?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 13, 2022 11:36 AM (txdEq)
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No, I don't think so. But acknowledging that we both can't and won't engage in large-scale war on foreign shores without existential national need would be a helluva reset.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2022 11:37 AM (DU+/6)

221 206

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 13, 2022 11:34 AM (k49Sx)

And praying and asking for guidance and PURPOSE, in my case when I was in a dark time. I had shut myself off.

Posted by: kraken at January 13, 2022 11:37 AM (6Je/Q)

222 We are past the fiscal event horizon anyway. The exact form of the Destructor is nugatory.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 13, 2022 11:37 AM (yQpMk)

223 The key is to lock up North America and then take Kamchatka. Ivan is fucked without those extra seven armies per round.
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Unless the Russians seize Ukraine, Siam [or even all of Australia!] and Alaska; then the West is screwed.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 13, 2022 11:37 AM (UHVv4)

224 198 OT: I must say I got a chuckle out of the world's whitest black man Shaun "Stolen Pallor" King accusing Biden of "stolen valor" for asserting his supposed role in the civil rights movement.
Posted by: Muldoon at January 13, 2022 11:32 AM (m45I2)

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It's like the pot calling the kettle African American.

Posted by: 496 at January 13, 2022 11:37 AM (U1eOr)

225 19 Anyone can vote, as many times as they want.
Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at January 13, 2022 11:05 AM (Qv0Mi)

except you or me.

Posted by: Flyover, already disgusted by 2022. at January 13, 2022 11:37 AM (Rbu5d)

226 @218 "Who is attacking American diplomats, worldwide. First noticed in Havana, the neurological attacks have now occurred in many cities, most recently Paris and Geneva."
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Fixed. Sorry for the ham-fisted typos.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 13, 2022 11:38 AM (jsyJZ)

227 Soy Boys or Sgt Rocks can fly deadly drones. Soy guys never worry about collateral murders.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at January 13, 2022 11:38 AM (e/8OJ)

228 220 New look at isolationism?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 13, 2022 11:36 AM (txdEq)
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No, I don't think so. But acknowledging that we both can't and won't engage in large-scale war on foreign shores without existential national need would be a helluva reset.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2022 11:37 AM (DU+/6)

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Just acknowledging that we're not the world's police, that would be UN rapists peacekeepers if anyone, would be nice to hear.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 13, 2022 11:38 AM (LvTSG)

229 184 Kevin McCarthy's agenda on Twitter is about four bullet points. It looks like it was written by the 7 year old child of a donor. It contains nothing the voters want, and doesn't even specifically have a plan for illegal immigration of the fentanyl crisis it created that's killing hundreds of Americans.

Complete FAIL.
Posted by: Marcus T at January 13, 2022 11:31 AM (VpIIl)

I'm not a fan of McCarthy BUT in this case, I don't care if he has an agenda or not. I don't want or expect Congress to do anything for the next 3 years except to block things Biden wants to do, and help cause the entire Federal Govm't to sink into completely ineffective and dysfunctional gridlock, leading to the loss of faith in that level of government by *everyone* . And I think McConnell and McCarthy are just the men to give me exactly what I want.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 13, 2022 11:38 AM (trdmm)

230 There was rolling up an invasion of Iraq after 9/11, and then there would be asking for all out military adventurism in the Ukraine when nothing has happened to Americans at home.

If the elite of the government are thinking of this as a potential out, then they're even dumber than I thought.
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Was this Nuland running her suck again? She's a one trick pony - War with Russia.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 13, 2022 11:38 AM (sVfvf)

231 I'm now retired, and while I agree a schedule is good to have, I also find the freedom to escape from it (such as I do here) a lot of fun.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 13, 2022 11:38 AM (jTmQV)

232 The New Republic writes that THEY' RE ONTO THE GOP! The filibuster is a plot ... and a racist one at that ... against Kamala Harris.

https://bit.ly/31TyyOm

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 13, 2022 11:38 AM (FVME7)

233 There a Gary Larson cartoon in this somewhere.
"Well Slim, it's not like the old days. Grasshopper round up is easier sure, but ropin' and brandin' them l'il suckers is a real chore!"
Posted by: Diogenes at January 13, 2022 11:35 AM (axyOa)
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I was in a restaurant one time and they had a card on the table with their special.
Roast Prime Rib of Bee.

Posted by: zmdavid at January 13, 2022 11:39 AM (xqRaG)

234 Who is attacking American diplomats, world wide. First noticed in Havana, the neurological attacks have now occurred in many cited, most recently Paris and Geneva.

Not merely "American diplomats". Specifically, CIA agents operating under diplomatic cover.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at January 13, 2022 11:39 AM (I2/tG)

235 229 I'm not a fan of McCarthy BUT in this case, I don't care if he has an agenda or not. I don't want or expect Congress to do anything for the next 3 years except to block things Biden wants to do, and help cause the entire Federal Govm't to sink into completely ineffective and dysfunctional gridlock, leading to the loss of faith in that level of government by *everyone* . And I think McConnell and McCarthy are just the men to give me exactly what I want.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 13, 2022 11:38 AM (trdmm)

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And again, such a tepid and out of date platform leaves the GOP's overall platform open to whomever wins the presidential primary in 2 years. By refusing to find something to fight for, they're giving the electorate no reason to look to them for any kind of leadership. They're taking themselves out of determining the future of the mid-term future of the party and the country out of the gate.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 13, 2022 11:40 AM (LvTSG)

236 Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 13, 2022 11:15 AM (8D42x)

Just by assuming you're the dumb one in a group identifies you as likely the smartest. It is those who are smart enough to know how ignorant they are that have the higher iqs.l

I would bet that unless it is really critical to something you are closely involved with, you don't show up for big meetings and even then you might not as you can change how things work after the meeting.
Posted by: jakee308 at January 13, 2022 11:22 AM (ricI7)

you're just saying the bold because its true...

actually, it's worse than just critical to what i'm doing. it's updates on the product improvement project's i'm running to senior management and interested parties. but none of them read or see the minutes of the work getting done. so half or more time is spent explaining things that were done 2 meetings ago, even to my direct boss who doesn't read the minutes... -_-

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 13, 2022 11:40 AM (8D42x)

237
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 13, 2022 11:18 AM (2JVJo)

Oh, yes, get some exercise as often as you can. I don't belong to a gym and I don't really like walking when it's cold, so I go to the supermarket with a coffee or water and walk up and down the aisles. The security people may think I'm casing the joint, but it's a way to get exercise indoors. The only problem is I see things that I find are interesting and I want to buy them.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 13, 2022 11:40 AM (k49Sx)

238 If we defend Ukraine, and I get drafted, send me to Pripyat.

Posted by: gp, the retired boomer at January 13, 2022 11:40 AM (qpX6U)

239 219 146 Good news on employment: the Energy Department announced they will hire 1,000 new "workers" to labor away on "climate change"

In other words, 1,000 Karens who are relatives and girlfriends of various bureaucrats and congressional staffers.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 13, 2022 11:40 AM (trdmm)

240 I'd support a liberation of Cuba war. Nice beaches. Hot women. All hate commietards. Win - Win - Win.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 13, 2022 11:40 AM (sVfvf)

241 Was this Nuland running her suck again? She's a one trick pony - War with Russia.
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 13, 2022 11:38 AM (sVfvf)

Maybe she read the "One Second After" trilogy and figured it's better to reign in hell than serve in heaven as part of the "elite" that squirreled up before the nukes were launched?

Posted by: Thrawn at January 13, 2022 11:40 AM (Rl7KJ)

242 40 If Memphis or New Orleans is considered "Mogadishu on the Mississippi", what's New York City's moniker? I've heard a number of variations, but what's the current one?
Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 13, 2022 11:10 AM (BFigT)

Hell on the Hudson.

Posted by: Flyover, already disgusted by 2022. at January 13, 2022 11:41 AM (Rbu5d)

243 The Russian Government, especially Putin's, intentions for the U.S. are not good. They are concerned with undermining our country. But that being stated, Democrats have used Russia as their favorite whipping boy. They have destroyed any semblance of a relationship for their attacks and quest for power. That has not only destroyed trust, but the goodwill necessary to grow it. We have a lot in common with the Russian people. Irrespective of their government, they are spirited, independent and self sufficient people. It's a shame that Democrats have destroyed any semblance of a relationship to continually make them the bad guy.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 13, 2022 11:41 AM (VpIIl)

244 Anyone hear of a Golden Corral getting destroyed in Georgia recently? DU had a heated debate about Stacey Abrams "snubbing" a meeting with Biden and Harris for an undisclosed "prior engagement ".

Posted by: Intrepid Democratic Underground AoS Liaison at January 13, 2022 11:41 AM (JCZqz)

245 "In 10 years the mayor (a non-citizen?) will go to Congress and ask for $125 billion in emergency funding to stave off imminent default and the total collapse of city services.

And he will get it."

Nah.

Won't be anything left to get, China will have cut us off after the Dims get finished with "Change We can Believe In" and "Fundamental Transformation" and "The Ones We Have Been Waiting For."

The Chinese and B i l l G a t e s are buying up US farmland, 7 century barbarian camel noses are inside the tent, the government bites the deplorable, bitter clinger hands feeding it, and the medical establishment withholds life saving, inexpensive and proven treatments in favor of mandating experimental gene therapy jabs having no effectiveness against infection, re-infection, or shedding infection.

I had an image flash into my mind this morning, of America's citizens being forced to take the place of Faux'ies beagles, tied down with fly infested bags fastened onto their heads, impassively watched by soul-less technicians who stood around taking notes and plotting the next phase of endless confinement and torment for the helpless taxpayer.

Posted by: Ju at January 13, 2022 11:41 AM (aTmM/)

246
The US Must Prepare for War Against Russia Over Ukraine

Army raises maximum bonus for new recruits to $50,000 as it struggles to lure soldiers during COVID-19 pandemic - AP

https://tinyurl.com/mubn4bu2

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 13, 2022 11:41 AM (63Dwl)

247 Was this Nuland running her suck again? She's a one trick pony - War with Russia.

War with Russia, completely cave to Iran!

We're playing 37-dimensional chess here!

Posted by: The Biden Administration! at January 13, 2022 11:41 AM (I2/tG)

248 Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 13, 2022 11:38 AM (jTmQV)

I was not suggesting keeping a schedule minute by minute and of course this place can be fun and provide laughs. It can also be the internet version of the slough of despair.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 13, 2022 11:41 AM (k49Sx)

249 MP4,

You have no structure. You need to treat writing like a job. Get up, get dressed, start writing. Don't turn on the tv until break time. It's not going to happen without discipline.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 13, 2022 11:42 AM (5HBd1)

250 I wish I knew what was wrong with me. Besides the obvious.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 13, 2022


***
MPPPP,

Fen's suggestions about a schedule are on target. If you work better in the morning, set a time, say 8 am, when you will be done with breakfast. Then go into your writing room or area, sit, and work. Say, "I will write n pages today," even if n=1 to start with. A page is about 250 words. Once you get rolling on a scene, as you know, you may exceed that.

Here's the other thing that works for me: Stop your daily writing in the middle of a sentence! When you sit down to work tomorrow, you will have the impetus to finish that sentence and to write what you know comes after it (you'll have been thinking about the scene for the last 24 hours, and you'll have a good idea what should follow). That will give you a springboard to the day's work.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 13, 2022 11:42 AM (txdEq)

251 Thank you for the suggestions, Fen. I really think it's the cold weather that's getting to me; not wanting to dress and go outside does tend to alter one's perceptions.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 13, 2022 11:42 AM (2JVJo)

252 Not merely "American diplomats". Specifically, CIA agents operating under diplomatic cover.
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The CIA drives the foreign policy car. The diplomats are merely the smiley face ride alongs.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 13, 2022 11:42 AM (sVfvf)

253 If Memphis or New Orleans is considered "Mogadishu on the Mississippi", what's New York City's moniker? I've heard a number of variations, but what's the current one?
Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 13, 2022 11:10 AM (BFigT)

New Johannesburg

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 13, 2022 11:42 AM (FCAbp)

254 45 New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles have always been considered alien cities by the rest of the country. (except those cities run by Democrats then they are models)
Posted by: jakee308 at January 13, 2022 11:10 AM (ricI7)

not really, Chicago used to be an American City; not one of those hellholes on either coast. It was in Flyover Country, and the coasts didn't let them forget it.

Until it became what it is today.

Posted by: Flyover, already disgusted by 2022. at January 13, 2022 11:43 AM (Rbu5d)

255 >>>Here's the other thing that works for me: Stop your daily writing in the middle of a sentence!

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Tell the sherriff I said Aaaarrrgh!

Posted by: 496 at January 13, 2022 11:43 AM (U1eOr)

256 When I was a young man, I appreciated being the dumbest one in a group. I would shut up and learn. Maybe "dumb" is the wrong word. I don't think I've ever been really dumb, 'tho I may have done some dumb things. But I have always appreciated experience and wisdom, in my working life, I wanted to surround myself with people like these.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 13, 2022 11:43 AM (jTmQV)

257 255 >>>Here's the other thing that works for me: Stop your daily writing in the middle of a sentence!

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Tell the sherriff I said Aaaarrrgh!
Posted by: 496 at January 13, 2022 11:43 AM (U1eOr)

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If he had said it, he wouldn't have bothered to write it down.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 13, 2022 11:43 AM (LvTSG)

258 How bad must your polling numbers be when you propose a distraction war against a country that spans 11 time zones? Maybe they shouldn't have let things go for so long. A timely invasion of Iceland or The Azores might have averted this crisis.

Posted by: t-bird at January 13, 2022 11:44 AM (pbStR)

259 248 Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 13, 2022 11:38 AM (jTmQV)

I was not suggesting keeping a schedule minute by minute and of course this place can be fun and provide laughs. It can also be the internet version of the slough of despair.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 13, 2022 11:41 AM (k49Sx)

With sketchy traveling companions!

Posted by: kraken at January 13, 2022 11:44 AM (6Je/Q)

260 Stalingrad is beautiful particularly this time if year.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022


It was actually re-named Volgograd some years ago. You probably already knew that.

Just as Leningrad has reverted to St. Petersburg....again.

For now.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at January 13, 2022 11:44 AM (vcOmj)

261 The US Must Prepare for War Against Russia Over Ukraine



Gee. What a concept. This White House crew is really on top of things. Not like we haven't been considering a war with Russia since, oh, I don't know, 1945?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 13, 2022 11:44 AM (4eKPg)

262 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 13, 2022 11:18 AM (2JVJo)

I've said a few times here; be prepared for retirement. It won't be what you expect. Have a plan, have another plan. Aim at structure and not getting bored. Money will be in short supply even if you planned for that. Especially now. Everything will suddenly seem like it costs more because it's taking away from a fixed amount that you won't be able to make up in other ways.

This period lasts about 3 years. It's why so many men die in the first 3 years of retirement. Their work was the reason for them living. Women don't have this as they have the family (usually) to give them reason.

Give yourself reason to get up in the morning and do the living stuff that's a bore and tedious. Keep your home clean. It will make you feel better. Meet new people and do new things.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 13, 2022 11:44 AM (ricI7)

263 I am glad New Yawk City is allowing those who do all the work cooking, cleaning, scrubbing, cutting, baking, driving, fixing, painting, baby sitting and fucking will now have a say in who runs things in that place.

Won't change anything, but power to the people!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 13, 2022 11:44 AM (Xe+Zn)

264 Can someone tell me if the Daytards of the Biden WH are planning on putting an aircraft carrier into the Black Sea? This would be something I'd expect from Daytards.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 13, 2022 11:44 AM (sVfvf)

265
New look at isolationism?

Why is that considered an insult?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 13, 2022 11:44 AM (63Dwl)

266 Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing - there is nothing wrong with you young man!

There is always an adjustment period when a major life event occurs and each of us will handle that period in our own, unique way. Go with the flow, how ever you feel that day. Do not allow yourself to be disappointed for this reason or that.

You'll find your groove. Keep your stick on the ice.

Posted by: The Paolo at January 13, 2022 11:44 AM (mD/uy)

267 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 13, 2022 11:42 AM (2JVJo)

You can also exercise on line. I sometimes do "Walk Away the Pounds" It's a bunch of women, but they usually have a token male doing the easy routine as well.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 13, 2022 11:44 AM (k49Sx)

268 50...Hey, if it takes stumbling into a nuclear war to improve Biden's poll numbers, that's what we need to do!
Posted by: The ARC of History! at January 13, 2022 11:11 AM (I2/tG)

Stock up on iodine...

Posted by: Flyover, already disgusted by 2022. at January 13, 2022 11:44 AM (Rbu5d)

269 Off oversexed sock!!

Posted by: Tonypete at January 13, 2022 11:45 AM (mD/uy)

270 251 Thank you for the suggestions, Fen. I really think it's the cold weather that's getting to me; not wanting to dress and go outside does tend to alter one's perceptions.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 13, 2022 11:42 AM (2JVJo)

Take advantage of tech and buy the chemical heater packets for the feet/hands and the actual electrically heated clothing. Just b/c it's cold outside, you don't need to freeze.

My cancer gives me incentive to do my walk path every day. But, I've bought all sorts of cold weather layers to throw on so I don't freeze my butt off, even here. My newest buy were ear headbands (ala the 80s) b/c I often don't need a hat/hood, but my ears would always freeze...so now they don't...

Posted by: Nova local at January 13, 2022 11:45 AM (exHjb)

271 They're taking themselves out of determining the future of the mid-term future of the party and the country out of the gate.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 13, 2022 11:40 AM (LvTSG)

given that we know they're still reliable members of the Uniparty, I don't see that as a bad thing. I don't trust what they say, I don't trust them to do what they say. But we're stuck with them in positions of power for a while more; so I just want them to do as little as possible. And if that leads to the collapse of the system, remembering that Corruption IS the system, then so much the better.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 13, 2022 11:45 AM (trdmm)

272 Yeah, I still haven't got the whole 'retirement' thing down yet, probably because of the bitter cold weather. I keep meaning to get up early, have some tea and toast and then write until noon, but I find myself either slumped in front of the TV, or staying in bed all day or searching the internet for dirty stories.

I wish I knew what was wrong with me. Besides the obvious.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 13, 2022


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I suspect, though I haven't been through it yet, is that your mind has not yet realized that this is not a vacation of 5-10 days and then you're back at work. You're still seeing it as a break from work. You'll be over it eventually. In the meantime, work up a schedule, not a minute-by-minute or hour-by-hour thing but a solid outline of what you need to do this day, and stick to it.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 13, 2022 11:45 AM (txdEq)

273 "
I'm not a fan of McCarthy BUT in this case, I don't care if he has an agenda or not. I don't want or expect Congress to do anything for the next 3 years except to block things Biden wants to do, and help cause the entire Federal Govm't to sink into completely ineffective and dysfunctional gridlock, leading to the loss of faith in that level of government by *everyone* . And I think McConnell and McCarthy are just the men to give me exactly what I want.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 13, 2022 11:38 AM (trdmm"

McCarthy's post and his responses of late are trash. It wasn't even crib notes, nor did it show the slightest hint Republicans will do anything to address our countries challenges, and more importantly existential issues. He is weak, feckless and will yield to the donor class. He's also starting to make me think its better to deal with the devil you know. I believe people are fed up and therefore Republicans will take a majority in the House and probably the senate. But that's based on pathos from the beating we are currently taking. Anyone believing that McCarthy and McConnell will fight back and save us from the major challenges we face is kidding themselves.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 13, 2022 11:46 AM (VpIIl)

274 56 Shouldn't NYC be underwater by now anyway?
Posted by: steevy at January 13, 2022 11:12 AM (CYnTg)

I was hoping the LaPalma volcano would take care of it, but...more hopes dashed.

Posted by: Flyover, already disgusted by 2022. at January 13, 2022 11:46 AM (Rbu5d)

275 Meet new people and do new things.
Posted by: jakee308 at January 13, 2022 11:44 AM (ricI7)


What if you hate people?

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 13, 2022 11:46 AM (Ez6QX)

276 When I was a young man, I appreciated being the dumbest one in a group. I would shut up and learn.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 13, 2022 11:43 AM (jTmQV)

I had a great boss who always used to tell me to just shut the fvck up in meetings and on conference calls.

Answer questions as simply as possible, and then just listen.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 13, 2022 11:46 AM (Q9lwr)

277 Well, this is disturbing. They are now holding snuggle parties for the vaccinated... children are welcome.
https://tinyurl.com/yckujhjw

Posted by: redridinghood at January 13, 2022 11:46 AM (NpAcC)

278 I am going to start ending my comments in th

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 13, 2022 11:46 AM (t3/qz)

279 That was when my family came to America. I'm glad they got out of NYC, though.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 13, 2022 11:08 AM (2JVJo)


Didn't they - essentially - go to Boston, the Ireland of NYC? I ask that not to mock...my paternal family is Irish and they only made it as far as Pennsylvania.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at January 13, 2022 11:47 AM (IUd0M)

280 IEA blames Russia for Europe's gas crisis.

Hmm

Posted by: I Mean at January 13, 2022 11:47 AM (Dxj7R)

281 Are we experiencing a honey shortage?

Posted by: creeper - PUREBLOOD at January 13, 2022 11:47 AM (cTCuP)

282 260 Stalingrad is beautiful particularly this time if year.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022


It was actually re-named Volgograd some years ago. You probably already knew that.

Just as Leningrad has reverted to St. Petersburg....again.

For now.
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If they want to return to its historical name then it would be New Serai. Its where the Mongol Empire did its business with the west. Old Serai was further down the Volga.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 13, 2022 11:47 AM (sVfvf)

283 275 Meet new people and do new things.
Posted by: jakee308 at January 13, 2022 11:44 AM (ricI7)

What if you hate people?
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 13, 2022 11:46 AM (Ez6QX)

Work in HR.

Posted by: kraken at January 13, 2022 11:47 AM (6Je/Q)

284 Mary Poppins-

Here's the one mile "Walk away the pounds happy walk." I wasn't suggesting that you need to lose weight-just get some exercise.

https://tinyurl.com/2yknna8m

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 13, 2022 11:47 AM (k49Sx)

285 Dave Rubin "Do you think Fauci should step down?"
Rand Paul "Sure, if theres not a prison cell open."

Posted by: Fool Otto at January 13, 2022 11:47 AM (DB16e)

286 If he had said it, he wouldn't have bothered to write it down.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 13, 2022 11:43 AM (LvTSG)

Maybe he was Dictating!

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 13, 2022 11:47 AM (trdmm)

287 Meet new people and do new things.
Posted by: jakee308 at January 13, 2022 11:44 AM (ricI7)

What if you hate people?
Posted by: Jordan61

That's what this place is for!

Posted by: Tonypete at January 13, 2022 11:47 AM (mD/uy)

288 " In 10 years the mayor (a non-citizen?) will go to Congress and ask for $125 billion in emergency funding to stave off imminent default and the total collapse of city services. "
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I think this describes the majority of large cities in the U.S.

Posted by: Javems at January 13, 2022 11:48 AM (AmoqO)

289 Probably don't need to say this but will do so anyway. Any talk of conventional skirmishing/warfare with any of or primary adversaries is ludicrous. We're barely keeping our heads above water here at home and there is probably no promotional campaign that could be presented by "our betters" that would in any way mobilize public opinion. The wad was shot shortly after 9/11 and now lies buried in the dust in Afghanistan. Just my humble opinion.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 13, 2022 11:48 AM (Xrfse)

290 Been busy but lunch time to catch up

Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 13, 2022 11:48 AM (e18Qq)

291 The US Must Prepare for War Against Russia Over Ukraine

Army raises maximum bonus for new recruits to $50,000 as it struggles to lure soldiers during COVID-19 pandemic - AP

https://tinyurl.com/mubn4bu2
Posted by: Bertram Cabot
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Next up:

Draft.

Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 13, 2022 11:48 AM (/i32d)

292 Biden claimed again he was arrested, for the third time. He once claimed he was arrested at age 29 for sitting in the presiding officer chair in the Senate. That was false. Then, he claimed he was arrested in South Africa for trying to visit Nelson Mandela on Robbins Island. This week he claimed to have been arrested on some vaguely worded civil rights basis.

I say, give poor old Joe what he most wants! Somebody should arrest the guy on any one of his various corruption charges, or his rape, or his weird showers with Ashley, or ... I don't know, pick one.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 13, 2022 11:48 AM (jsyJZ)

293 281 Are we experiencing a honey shortage?
Posted by: creeper - PUREBLOOD at January 13, 2022 11:47 AM (cTCuP)

Not as long as Joe Mannix keeps posting.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at January 13, 2022 11:48 AM (dfRN6)

294 Answer questions as simply as possible, and then just listen.
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The one doing most of the talking is usually full of shit. Further, by not talking the meeting ends sooner.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 13, 2022 11:49 AM (sVfvf)

295 Up until relatively recently, Germans were the largest immigrant group to have come to America.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 13, 2022 11:49 AM (FCAbp)

296 MP4,

You have no structure. You need to treat writing like a job. Get up, get dressed, start writing. Don't turn on the tv until break time. It's not going to happen without discipline.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward

And another thing! Stand up straight, stop chewing with your mouth full.

Thank you for the suggestions, Fen. I really think it's the cold weather that's getting to me; not wanting to dress and go outside does tend to alter one's perceptions.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing

Seriously, are you getting enough Vitamin D3? In winter, if you are getting insufficient D3, and no sunshine, that can lead to depression. And maybe go to a tanning salon (are any still open) or get a UV light to sit in front of for a while. Lack of UV, Vitamin D3 can lead to seasonal depression.
I have this thing called a Verilux screen on my work desk, that shines UV light on me while I work. Seasonal depression is not a joke. Please take care of yourself.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at January 13, 2022 11:49 AM (vcOmj)

297 I am glad New Yawk City is allowing those who do all the work cooking, cleaning, scrubbing, cutting, baking, driving, fixing, painting, baby sitting and fucking will now have a say in who runs things in that place.

Won't change anything, but power to the people!
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 13, 2022 11:44 AM (Xe+Zn)
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If it wasn't for the power to shift the census, New York's decision would be isolated. As the Constitution gives the elections to the states, it would be in keeping with that to allow NY to allow whoever they want to vote to vote.

The problem is that no other state should lose a district and NY should gain 0 EC votes by simply being an immigration whore.

But the Constitutional directions for the census allow such a thing, because it was written in a more rational time.

Posted by: Axeman at January 13, 2022 11:49 AM (XHhHI)

298 281 Are we experiencing a honey shortage?
Posted by: creeper - PUREBLOOD at January 13, 2022 11:47 AM

Last week was the first time in 6 years I had to buy a different brand of honey and there was few brands to choose from.

Posted by: Fool Otto at January 13, 2022 11:49 AM (DB16e)

299 I blame Trump for europes gas crisis. That is how it works, right?

The Antarctic pigmies did not set europe up for success in managing their gas imports.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 13, 2022 11:49 AM (t3/qz)

300 Putin and *biden had a conversation not long ago, at Putin's request IIRC. I'd bet Putin told *biden his plans and it'd be best if the US and/or NATO didn't get involved.

I think Putin plans on retaking territory up to the The Dnieper River... that's where Russia stops. Russian troop concentrations seem to support this possibility. It would also solidify Russian claims to the Donbas by providing a security barrier.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 13, 2022 11:49 AM (BFigT)

301 271 given that we know they're still reliable members of the Uniparty, I don't see that as a bad thing. I don't trust what they say, I don't trust them to do what they say. But we're stuck with them in positions of power for a while more; so I just want them to do as little as possible. And if that leads to the collapse of the system, remembering that Corruption IS the system, then so much the better.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 13, 2022 11:45 AM (trdmm)

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I think it's a good thing overall, but it's a curious move on their part. This is them just leaving an important field of battle for control of the GOP before the battle has begun.

Maybe they expect their donor money to overcome things, or have accepted that Trump is going to be the nominee no matter what and are more concerned with coopting his second term rather than fighting it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 13, 2022 11:49 AM (LvTSG)

302
It was actually re-named Volgograd some years ago. You probably already knew that.

Just as Leningrad has reverted to St. Petersburg....again.


Putingrad and Borisgrad. You laugh?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/s at January 13, 2022 11:49 AM (pNxlR)

303 I'm still in the Every Day is Saturday phase of retirement.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 13, 2022 11:49 AM (yQpMk)

304
Yeah, I still haven't got the whole 'retirement' thing down yet, probably because of the bitter cold weather. I keep meaning to get up early, have some tea and toast and then write until noon, but I find myself either slumped in front of the TV, or staying in bed all day or searching the internet for dirty stories.

I wish I knew what was wrong with me. Besides the obvious.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 13, 2022 11:18 AM (2JVJo)

Sell your house. Move. You will see a massive improvement in your health and your mood.

Posted by: WhyBanned at January 13, 2022 11:49 AM (KdwxG)

305
Next up:

Draft.
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no better way to force shots into reluctant arms, doncha know!

Posted by: V.P. Harris at January 13, 2022 11:49 AM (aBLGK)

306 MPPPP is disheartened by cold weather. I'm just as disheartened by the endless sticky heat here, and it lasts nearly 10 months a year. I guess I have Seasonal Affective Disorder in reverse ("reverse" being the way I've done a lot of things in my life, come to think of it).

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 13, 2022 11:49 AM (txdEq)

307 Brando specifically going to Georgia tells you one thing. They are very worried the game is up and that ensuring free and fair elections will cost them dearly. The fact that idiot Raffensdouchebag is pursuing some very weighty fraud issues, is a tell...if he does something. But showing picture ID's and not allowing the mass mailing of ballots (nor harvesting and dumping at 3am) will be the death of Democrats.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 13, 2022 11:50 AM (VpIIl)

308 by not talking the meeting ends sooner.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 13, 2022 11:49 AM (sVfvf)

Bingo!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 13, 2022 11:50 AM (Q9lwr)

309 Here is my entirely obvious prediction: Crime will increase. Poverty will increase. Urban decay will increase. Tourism will decrease. Suburban New Yorkers will spend less money in the city. In 10 years the mayor (a non-citizen?) will go to Congress and ask for $125 billion in emergency funding to stave off imminent default and the total collapse of city services.

And he will get it.

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And then all citizens of the state of New York will be banned from living outside of -- and forced to move into -- NYC in an emergency effort to help save the planet.

Escape from New York 2: Snake Plissken is Coming ... and Hell's Coming with Him!

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 13, 2022 11:50 AM (6Xyqy)

310 Current Youtube headline story up " Vaccine shy Poland COVID-19 deaths top 100,000"

Posted by: steevy at January 13, 2022 11:50 AM (CYnTg)

311 No, but this is the time of year when honey is expensive. They harvest late summer.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 13, 2022 11:50 AM (5HBd1)

312 Have I mentioned before how happy I am that I retired from the Army last year?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 13, 2022 11:50 AM (t3/qz)

313 It's why so many men die in the first 3 years of retirement.

Whew!

Posted by: The Guy Who's Been Retired For Three Years And Thirteen Days! at January 13, 2022 11:50 AM (I2/tG)

314 We're going to attack Russia and build a concrete wall around the White House. I'm not sensing a lot of confidence.

Posted by: t-bird at January 13, 2022 11:50 AM (pbStR)

315 285 Dave Rubin "Do you think Fauci should step down?"
Rand Paul "Sure, if theres not a prison cell open."
Posted by: Fool Otto at January 13, 2022 11:47 AM (DB16e)

Lock him up! Lock him up!

That's always worked before, right?

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 13, 2022 11:50 AM (KbCG3)

316 I'm still in the Every Day is Saturday phase of retirement.
Posted by: G'rump928(c)

Me too - and I'm into the third year of it. LOL

Posted by: Tonypete at January 13, 2022 11:50 AM (mD/uy)

317 OK, folks, thank you for all the suggestions. I'm still happy to be retired, I can tell you that! I think I will sign off, make some tea and brave the cold to take a walk around the neighborhood.

On a book topic - I know some of you have been doing a Dante read-through, so I thought I would link to a book I have been meaning to buy: a cartoon adaptation of the Inferno by Hunt Emerson, a gifted cartoonist who does the monthly "Phenomenomix" cartoon series for Fortean Times magazine:

https://tinyurl.com/2kxcrz26

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 13, 2022 11:51 AM (2JVJo)

318 Discipline is important.

-Mistress Pain

Posted by: runner at January 13, 2022 11:51 AM (HayJi)

319 308 by not talking the meeting ends sooner.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 13, 2022 11:49 AM (sVfvf)

Bingo!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

Does anybody have any questions? Concerns? Gripes? Anything?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 13, 2022 11:51 AM (t3/qz)

320 I just now looked at the art.

I'm afraid. I don't want to look at the comments.

It's just...there.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at January 13, 2022 11:51 AM (8548M)

321 Are we experiencing a honey shortage?
Posted by: creeper - PUREBLOOD at January 13, 2022


***
Yeah. The bees have a union and are on strike. The hive owners have hired bumblebees as strikebreakers, though. "Nice little hive you got here. Be a shame if anything happened to it. Hey, this royal jelly ain't bad."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 13, 2022 11:51 AM (txdEq)

322
Has the SloJo WH revealed why they are building a NJ barrier fort around the place, yet?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/s at January 13, 2022 11:51 AM (pNxlR)

323 What if you hate people?
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 13, 2022 11:46 AM (Ez6QX)

Learn to hate new people and hate new things.

Read Hamlet.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 13, 2022 11:52 AM (ricI7)

324 Biden claimed again he was arrested, for the third time. He once claimed he was arrested at age 29 for sitting in the presiding officer chair in the Senate. That was false. Then, he claimed he was arrested in South Africa for trying to visit Nelson Mandela on Robbins Island. This week he claimed to have been arrested on some vaguely worded civil rights basis.
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The Fiction that is Joe Biden.

I mean and why not? He's done this his entire career and it didn't stand in the way of his LIFE'S DREAM being REALIZED! (+10% for the big guy)

He is identified as the person holding the office of the most powerful man in the free world!!

Posted by: Axeman at January 13, 2022 11:52 AM (XHhHI)

325 Well, this is disturbing. They are now holding snuggle parties for the vaccinated... children are welcome.
https://tinyurl.com/yckujhjw
Posted by: redridinghood at January 13, 2022 11:46 AM (NpAcC)


Saw this earlier - of course pics with only adults, which is bad enough. Get the fuck away from me. But kids is a whole other level.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 13, 2022 11:52 AM (wAnMi)

326 Mary Poppins'

People don't have to be remarkable every day of their lives.
Give yourself permission to wait to get busy living.
It will happen ... once you are tired of waiting for the alternative.

Posted by: old chick at January 13, 2022 11:53 AM (sOete)

327 The wad was shot shortly after 9/11 and now lies buried in the dust in Afghanistan.
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*takes deep drag on cigarette*

Was it good for you? Cause it was for me.

Posted by: Rumsfeld at January 13, 2022 11:53 AM (FzM1M)

328 It's why so many men die in the first 3 years of retirement. Their work was the reason for them living.

3 months for my father. Our job is literally who we are. It's a tough change.

Posted by: t-bird at January 13, 2022 11:53 AM (CTJwJ)

329 What if you hate people?
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 13, 2022 11:46 AM (Ez6QX)
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Stop it.

Posted by: Axeman at January 13, 2022 11:53 AM (XHhHI)

330 Hey, I just spent three days off work, sick, watching You Tube. So boring. And I plan to retire this year, by April. It's relevant to me. But moving and unpacking will give me a lot to do. There's something to be said for being in a new place, where you are forced to get out and look around.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 13, 2022 11:53 AM (5HBd1)

331 Nothing like the beacon of freedom telling you that you must join the military and now that you are in the military you must get the jab.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 13, 2022 11:53 AM (t3/qz)

332 I'm still in the Every Day is Saturday phase of retirement.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 13, 2022 11:49 AM (yQpMk)

Ain't it great? Unfortunately six months into my permanent Saturdays I got interrupted by my mother having a medical issue that has required my care and attention. It's a full time job with lots of overtime. Such is life.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 13, 2022 11:53 AM (FCAbp)

333 I just now looked at the art.

I'm afraid. I don't want to look at the comments.

It's just...there.
Posted by: Mrs. Peel at January 13, 2022


***
We had some cute comments about horses and Star Trek. Same as usual.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 13, 2022 11:54 AM (txdEq)

334 Does anybody have any questions? Concerns? Gripes? Anything?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 13, 2022 11:51 AM (t3/qz)

Just as in school there's always that one person who has some irrelevant, nonsensical and convoluted explanation leading up to the question, question.

That then takes twice as long to resolve as all the time taken so far.

And everyone wants to hang them.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 13, 2022 11:54 AM (ricI7)

335 The Fiction that is Joe Biden.

I mean and why not? He's done this his entire career and it didn't stand in the way of his LIFE'S DREAM being REALIZED! (+10% for the big guy)

He is identified as the person holding the office of the most powerful man in the free world!!
Posted by: Axeman at January 13, 2022 11:52 AM (XHhHI)


I find the "administration" or whoever the fuck is running things building a concrete wall around the WH to be worrisome. The fence and concrete barriers was supposedly enough to keep crazed jihadists away. So, what are they hunkering in for? It's not like Joe is there even 4 days out of a month.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 13, 2022 11:54 AM (wAnMi)

336 We're going to attack Russia and build a concrete wall around the White House. I'm not sensing a lot of confidence.
Posted by: t-bird at January 13, 2022 11:50 AM (pbStR)
---
Biden's not even under siege and they called Trump a fraidy cat when the Secret Service took him down to the bunker.

Posted by: Axeman at January 13, 2022 11:54 AM (XHhHI)

337 by not talking the meeting ends sooner.

Posted by: Puddin Head
Bingo!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

Does anybody have any questions? Concerns? Gripes? Anything?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy

"I joined late. Could someone bring me up to speed?"


Posted by: Tonypete at January 13, 2022 11:54 AM (mD/uy)

338 Local news article today. They opened a warming center at the convention center last week when we had the arctic blast or whatever it was. The homeless did $90K worth of damage to the place.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 13, 2022 11:55 AM (Ez6QX)

339 The Fiction that is Joe Biden.

I mean and why not? He's done this his entire career and it didn't stand in the way of his LIFE'S DREAM being REALIZED! (+10% for the big guy)

He is identified as the person holding the office of the most powerful man in the free world!!
Posted by: Axeman at January 13, 2022 11:52 AM (XHhHI)

New season of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia had an episode where the group is connected to every major event in 2020. The guy they were telling these stories to said it wasn't possible. They asked why not and he screams out, "Because you're not Forrest Gump!"

In some ways, Biden is Forrest Gump. In the events of his life ways, he is not Forrest Gump.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 13, 2022 11:55 AM (KbCG3)

340 Lots of issues with recruiting and retention at the moment.
1- a small but significant chunk of unvaccinated are leaving (or potentially getting the boot).
2- only fully vaccinated (whatever that means) people can enlist
3- the youth are in worse and worse physical and mental health every year, making many ineligible
4- with schools closed so much, recruiters have little time to interact with high school students (biggest recruiting group)
5- youth are hoping/planning on student loan forgiveness, so education benefits aren't as useful a recruiting carrot
6- more youth are unmotivated, and content with "minimalist" lifestyles, so a 6 year, full-time contracted job isn't appealing
7- continued wokeness in the military turns off more people than it attracts

Posted by: Anon Military Moron at January 13, 2022 11:55 AM (JCZqz)

341

Gov. Ralph Northam told The Washington Post that he is "99% sure" of the identity of the man who donned blackface in a photograph included on his medical school yearbook page - a discovery that nearly derailed his governorship in 2019.

The Post story did not explain how Northam is so sure of the man's identity, given that the governor maintains he wasn't in the picture himself. Northam initially apologized for appearing in the photo "in a costume that is clearly racist and offensive" but later said he was not in the picture.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 13, 2022 11:55 AM (63Dwl)

342 Does anybody have any questions? Concerns? Gripes? Anything?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy



th

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at January 13, 2022 11:55 AM (vcOmj)

343 Biden claimed again he was arrested, for the third time. He once claimed he was arrested at age 29 for sitting in the presiding officer chair in the Senate.

Bare-chested, face painted, wearing fur and a Viking helmet. Those were the days!

Posted by: Joe Tapioca-Brain at January 13, 2022 11:55 AM (lDew/)

344 Saw this earlier - of course pics with only adults, which is bad enough. Get the fuck away from me. . . .
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 13, 2022


***
I make snuggle exceptions for Alexandra Daddario and Nicole Kidman. Who's with me?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 13, 2022 11:55 AM (txdEq)

345 Bees got covid. Can't get the honey trucks into the hives.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 13, 2022 11:55 AM (t3/qz)

346 Does anybody have any questions? Concerns? Gripes? Anything?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 13, 2022 11:51 AM (t3/qz)
---
I doon't like ya' tie.

Posted by: Zombie John Lennon at January 13, 2022 11:55 AM (XHhHI)

347 Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 13, 2022 11:53 AM (5HBd1)

Or NOT.

It can also lead to not wanting to spend the time making new friends and exploring the area. Been there done that had to give it up and move here.

Don't let that get ya. Sounds like MP4 has a touch of that and needs to get out and about stat.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 13, 2022 11:56 AM (ricI7)

348 Anyway, I don't think high heels will fare well in combat. *shrugs*

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 13, 2022 11:56 AM (Xrfse)

349 Well, this is disturbing. They are now holding snuggle parties for the vaccinated... children are welcome.
https://tinyurl.com/yckujhjw
Posted by: redridinghood at January 13, 2022 11:46 AM (NpAcC)

**

The original "superspreader" enthusiasts.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 13, 2022 11:56 AM (aqun+)

350 He's also starting to make me think its better to deal with the devil you know. I believe people are fed up and therefore Republicans will take a majority in the House and probably the senate. But that's based on pathos from the beating we are currently taking. Anyone believing that McCarthy and McConnell will fight back and save us from the major challenges we face is kidding themselves.
Posted by: Marcus T at January 13, 2022 11:46 AM (VpIIl)

I have long vacillated between the Let It Burn camp, and Let's Give The C-Team A Chance. Just knowing how close they are to getting BBB and Voting Rights II: Electric Boogaloo passed, however, gives me pause. If they get in, both these things will pass, and that will be the nail in the coffin for the conservatism for a generation. Not sure my kid can wait 70 years for a renaissance, like the Eastern Bloc had to. I know I can't.

Still - still, however - Let It Burn does have a certain appeal.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 13, 2022 11:57 AM (cjCsz)

351 The fence and concrete barriers was supposedly enough to keep crazed jihadists away. So, what are they hunkering in for? It's not like Joe is there even 4 days out of a month.
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 13, 2022


***
Build a fence around Delaware. Make sure he's inside.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 13, 2022 11:57 AM (txdEq)

352 Bees got covid. Can't get the honey trucks into the hives.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy

Hives had delivery issues with getting honeycomb. So, no place to deposit it. The bees were super pissed.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 13, 2022 11:57 AM (mD/uy)

353 They need the wall, viking helmet guy will be out of prison someday

Posted by: steevy at January 13, 2022 11:58 AM (CYnTg)

354
Biden claimed again he was arrested, for the third time. He once claimed he was arrested at age 29 for sitting in the presiding officer chair in the Senate.


What an addle-pated ninny! 81 million votes!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/s at January 13, 2022 11:58 AM (pNxlR)

355 280 IEA blames Russia for Europe's gas crisis.

Hmm
Posted by: I Mean at January 13, 2022 11:47 AM (Dxj7R)

What? Idiot Europeans tie themselves into knots because of their stupid obsession with global warming, but they blame Russia. Better than admitting how they screwed up their own continent.

Posted by: WhyBanned at January 13, 2022 11:58 AM (KdwxG)

356 Doubt I will ever retire

Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 13, 2022 11:58 AM (8pdfZ)

357 I'm disheartened by all the disheartening around here.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 13, 2022 11:58 AM (ZLI7S)

358 I can't get out here. Mandatory masks and I get sick every time I wear one for an extended period. It's part of the reason I need to move. Inslee will never give this crap up.

And the place in the woods, where I go on the weekends, has major snow

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 13, 2022 11:58 AM (5HBd1)

359 Posted by: Tonypete at January 13, 2022 11:54 AM (mD/uy)

OH yeah. And then there's that person. And someone always does. Thus perpetuating their tardiness and demanding a recap because of courses no one would want them to not know just because they couldn't bothered to get there on time.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 13, 2022 11:59 AM (ricI7)

360 Biden claimed again he was arrested, for the third time. He once claimed he was arrested at age 29 for sitting in the presiding officer chair in the Senate.

Pretty soon Biden is going to say he advised Eisenhower on D-Day.

Posted by: dantesed at January 13, 2022 11:59 AM (88xKn)

361 He once claimed he was arrested at age 29 for sitting in the presiding officer chair in the Senate.

******

An existential threat to our Precious Democracy™!!!

Posted by: Muldoon at January 13, 2022 11:59 AM (m45I2)

362 Dallas is working to supplant NYC as the USA's and therefore the world's financial capital. All signs point to that happening. SO when NYC comes hat in hand, it had better be a democrat in the WH, with a unified congress, because financially, the USA will be done with NYC.

Posted by: Black JEM at January 13, 2022 11:59 AM (k7GyX)

363 I'm not disheartened. The fuckers can kill me but they can't make me miserable.

Posted by: steevy at January 13, 2022 11:59 AM (CYnTg)

364 The fence and concrete barriers was supposedly enough to keep crazed jihadists away.

With John Cleese manning the ramparts, it's a valid security measure. "Go away, you silly jihadist-types-uh!"

Posted by: t-bird at January 13, 2022 11:59 AM (oY5A0)

365
Does anybody have any questions? Concerns? Gripes? Anything?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy


Yeah ... we were promised snacks! Where are they?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/s at January 13, 2022 12:00 PM (pNxlR)

366 I'm not disheartened. The fuckers can kill me but they can't make me miserable.
Posted by: steevy

He said happily!

Actually, this is metoo.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 13, 2022 12:00 PM (mD/uy)

367 338 Local news article today. They opened a warming center at the convention center last week when we had the arctic blast or whatever it was. The homeless did $90K worth of damage to the place.
____________

Just saw a video of some guy trying to help a homeless man lying on the cold street next to a building. The guy takes off his own coat, walks over to the homeless man and gently covers the man with the coat. The homeless guy wakes up, grabs the man, and mugs him.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at January 13, 2022 12:00 PM (k4dH2)

368 Doubt I will ever retire
Posted by: Skip's Phone


I'll be workin' here forever

At least until I die....

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at January 13, 2022 12:00 PM (vcOmj)

369 Oh cool, I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang is on

Posted by: steevy at January 13, 2022 12:01 PM (CYnTg)

370 I'm disheartened by all the disheartening around here.

I've always admired your optimism. Guess I'm just not wired that way. A shortcoming, to be sure.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 13, 2022 12:01 PM (Xrfse)

371 I think the excuse for the barriers is that they are working on the fountain, something something. You already can't get within 1/2 mile of the wh, and the barrier is inside the fence and does not cover the entire front of the building. Not sure what the real reason is, but they definitely don't want us to see something.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 13, 2022 12:01 PM (t3/qz)

372 I'm disheartened by all the disheartening around here.
Posted by: JackStraw


Cheer down and smoke a doobie. You know you want to.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at January 13, 2022 12:01 PM (vcOmj)

373 The US Must Prepare for War Against Russia Over Ukraine

Think about it.
The USN own goaling a 1/2 a subs worth of Tomahawks into DC isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Posted by: M and M Terraforming Inc. at January 13, 2022 12:01 PM (FhXTo)

374 250 I wish I knew what was wrong with me. Besides the obvious.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 13, 2022


I find that it takes about 6 weeks to fully abandon an old routine. In my case, I took a bit longer as I received so many calls from the hospital to return "in some capacity". Take a good break, examine your priorities, and develop a plan A routine. Adjust this as necessary, as if it's too ambitious and strict, you'll blame yourself. Don't.

Posted by: CN...FJB at January 13, 2022 12:01 PM (ONvIw)

375 I'm disheartened too, guys.

Posted by: yet another Aztec sacrifice at January 13, 2022 12:01 PM (h5TKJ)

376 368 Doubt I will ever retire
Posted by: Skip's Phone


I'll be workin' here forever

At least until I die....
Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at January 13, 2022 12:00 PM (vcOmj)

DOD - Dead on Desk.

Posted by: kraken at January 13, 2022 12:01 PM (6Je/Q)

377 Women in combat will bring a whole new meaning to ALICE packs.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 13, 2022 12:01 PM (sVfvf)

378 Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 13, 2022 11:58 AM (5HBd1)

Wear one of the masks that has a straight out exhaust. You're protected but no one else it. Part of the problem is after a bit of time the amount of carbon dioxide under the mask is very high. With a straight thru exhaust there's no build up.

Most people won't say anything and if they do, you can get wide eyed and say "really! I didn't know I'll fix that right away, thanks" and then walk off about your business.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 13, 2022 12:02 PM (ricI7)

379 Maybe they expect their donor money to overcome things, or have accepted that Trump is going to be the nominee no matter what and are more concerned with coopting his second term rather than fighting it.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 13, 2022 11:49 AM (LvTSG)

I see it as them playing the Pre-Vent defense; do as little as possible and hope your opponent screws up. Against any competent opponent, that is almost always a disaster, but against the prog clownship that is today's dem party, it might just work. For a while.

See Bo-Jo's "conservative" govm't in the UK. As bad as it is, the Labour party is still dead. (a big part in Labour's demise was when they intentionally adopted the Third Reich's "Final Solution" as part of their campaign platform)

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 13, 2022 12:02 PM (trdmm)

380 While The Powers That Be might be sabre-rattling against Russia to get more money for the war-machine, or to help Biden's image in the wake of the Afghanistan withdrawal fiasco and they don't *want* an actual war, the Russians also get a vote in how to respond to the provocations. Imagine several Cuban Missile Crisis where Russia decides to place troops and equipment in Cuba (again) and Venezuela and all the different ways LBJ, the not-Kennedy, can fowl that up.

Posted by: Thrawn at January 13, 2022 12:02 PM (Rl7KJ)

381 In 10 years the mayor (a non-citizen?) will go to Congress and ask for $125 billion in emergency funding to stave off imminent default and the total collapse of city services.

And he will get it.

Posted by: CBD at 11:00 AM


In 10 years there will be no Congress. Not that I think that that's a bad thing.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 13, 2022 12:02 PM (s2VJv)

382 206 Good advice.
Mine is more succinct: Don't wait until you feel like it to do the things you need to. You never will feel like it.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at January 13, 2022 12:02 PM (2OL6m)

383 182 2031 NYT headline - 'DeSantis to NYC - Drop Dead'
Posted by: Fishman at January 13, 2022 11:30 AM (0FBGM

actually got a smile out of me.

Posted by: Flyover, already disgusted by 2022. at January 13, 2022 12:02 PM (Rbu5d)

384 The homeless guy wakes up, grabs the man, and mugs him.

*******

Old and busted: Snitches get stitches
New fashion sensation: Huggers get muggers!

Posted by: Muldoon at January 13, 2022 12:02 PM (m45I2)

385 FJB was there when Sherman ran down Montezuma.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 13, 2022 12:02 PM (t3/qz)

386 With remote working now a thing, there will be no financial capital in the future. People will live where they want not where their employers HQ is.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 13, 2022 12:02 PM (ANE70)

387 When the burning times come I'd bet *biden and his brood hole up inside "Fortress White House" rather than take their chances in Delaware. Fortifying 1600 Penn Ave would also protect President Harris or Clinton from the same rabid white supremist horde that they're always bitching about.

If a Republican manages to run a steal and get elected he/she oughta' tear all that shit down.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 13, 2022 12:02 PM (BFigT)

388
Not sure what the real reason is, but they definitely don't want us to see something.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy


Jimmy Hoffa's buried there!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/s at January 13, 2022 12:03 PM (pNxlR)

389 385 FJB was there when Sherman ran down Montezuma.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 13, 2022 12:02 PM (t3/qz)


He saw it on TV and had to go.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 13, 2022 12:03 PM (s2VJv)

390 184 Kevin McCarthy's agenda on Twitter is about four bullet points. It looks like it was written by the 7 year old child of a donor. It contains nothing the voters want, and doesn't even specifically have a plan for illegal immigration of the fentanyl crisis it created that's killing hundreds of Americans.

Complete FAIL.
Posted by: Marcus T at January 13, 2022 11:31 AM (VpIIl)

he's from California. Same crap, different label.

Posted by: Flyover, already disgusted by 2022. at January 13, 2022 12:03 PM (Rbu5d)

391 They need the wall, viking helmet guy will be out of prison someday
Posted by: steevy at January 13, 2022 11:58 AM (CYnTg)

Please....Buffalo Guy.

Thanks!

Posted by: Buffalo Guy, A True Patriot at January 13, 2022 12:03 PM (Xe+Zn)

392 Had a malfunction but was suggesting NYC send vote ballots overseas and let the world decide who should run the city.
Of course illegals can't vote in US election but that gets blured real fast.

Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 13, 2022 12:03 PM (8pdfZ)

393 14 Haven't you always wanted a monkey?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 13, 2022 11:03 AM (VxC1e)


And, there goes the earworm.

But this is a good one. Thanks!

Posted by: Half Dozen at January 13, 2022 12:03 PM (dJs6r)

394 379 I see it as them playing the Pre-Vent defense; do as little as possible and hope your opponent screws up. Against any competent opponent, that is almost always a disaster, but against the prog clownship that is today's dem party, it might just work. For a while.

See Bo-Jo's "conservative" govm't in the UK. As bad as it is, the Labour party is still dead. (a big part in Labour's demise was when they intentionally adopted the Third Reich's "Final Solution" as part of their campaign platform)
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 13, 2022 12:02 PM (trdmm)

==========

The GOPe refusing a platform isn't just about the midterms, though, it's about the next presidential election as well, and that's primarily an internal fight. If they're only thinking about the midterms, then they're outright stupid.

So, likely.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 13, 2022 12:03 PM (LvTSG)

395 Harmeet Dhillon thinks SCOTUS will issue a split ruling on mandates, but the delay is making her very nervous.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 13, 2022 12:03 PM (jsyJZ)

396 In 10 years there will be no Congress. Not that I think that that's a bad thing.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton


If there's a Congress in 15 years it will influence nothing outside DelMarVa.

Posted by: Brother Tim has nothing much to say, lately at January 13, 2022 12:03 PM (OUMaO)

397 Maybe they can add Kamala's head onto Biden's body? That way Biden can learn to suck moar dick.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 13, 2022 12:04 PM (sVfvf)

398 343 Biden claimed again he was arrested, for the third time. He once claimed he was arrested at age 29 for sitting in the presiding officer chair in the Senate.


I don't think it's disputable that he was on the side of the racists during the civil rights campaign.
Odd how the media doesn't ask about that.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 13, 2022 12:04 PM (eGTCV)

399 In 10 years there will be no Congress.

There will be a congress. They will convince us that our representatives are advising the president for life. Our democracy in action.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 13, 2022 12:04 PM (t3/qz)

400 387
If a Republican gets elected, there's a lot of things that ought to be tore down. But that wall would be a good warm up.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at January 13, 2022 12:04 PM (2OL6m)

401 I know many doctors whose retirement plan has been to leave their office on their last day toes up.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 13, 2022 12:04 PM (m45I2)

402 Biden claimed again he was arrested, for the third time. He once claimed he was arrested at age 29 for sitting in the presiding officer chair in the Senate.

-
Maybe he's thinking about times he should've been arrested.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 13, 2022 12:04 PM (FVME7)

403 Oh Lord, You have heard the desire of the humble;
You will strengthen their heart,
You will cause Your ear to give heed
To give justice to the orphan and the oppressed,
So that man who is of the earth will no longer cause terror.
- Psalms 10:17-18

Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 13, 2022 12:05 PM (/i32d)

404 Maybe they can add Kamala's head onto Biden's body? That way Biden can learn to suck moar dick.
Posted by: Puddin Head

Or on a pike.

Yeah, that would be nice.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 13, 2022 12:05 PM (mD/uy)

405 True it was a buffalo, the Vikings never wore those silly horned helms anyway...

Posted by: steevy at January 13, 2022 12:05 PM (CYnTg)

406 Beside Cuba I think we should plan on invading Greenland. Those fucking Danes are some serious threat.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 13, 2022 12:05 PM (sVfvf)

407 292 I say, give poor old Joe what he most wants! Somebody should arrest the guy on any one of his various corruption charges,

perhaps this is why they're building a concrete wall around the white house

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at January 13, 2022 12:05 PM (GKqIR)

408 357 I'm disheartened by all the disheartening around here.
Posted by: JackStraw at January 13, 2022 11:58 AM (ZLI7S)

I'm more optimistic than I have been about anything since Dec. 10, 2019. (when I knew it was all over) But, you have to be realistic about what is possible given current circumstances. Going back to the way we were before all this happened? Not gonna happen, not even possible, and thinking that can happen is just a way to aggravate yourself needlessly. So, visualize how things will change, and keep in mind that all true change involves destruction; we have to be focused on making sure it is Schumpeter's "Creative Destruction."

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 13, 2022 12:05 PM (trdmm)

409 So who's the Felix Rohhatyn to be the savior here?

Posted by: irongrampa at January 13, 2022 12:06 PM (KATBx)

410 Kevin McCarthy's agenda on Twitter is about four bullet points. It looks like it was written by the 7 year old child of a donor. It contains nothing the voters want, and doesn't even specifically have a plan for illegal immigration of the fentanyl crisis it created that's killing hundreds of Americans.

Complete FAIL.
Posted by: Marcus T
======
*sniffles*

You bastards. I worked hard on that.

*sobs*

Posted by: Frank Luntz at January 13, 2022 12:06 PM (SiW0B)

411 yikes, meant Dec 10, 2020.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 13, 2022 12:06 PM (trdmm)

412 They're putting in Auto Command 50 call machine guns at eye level. This is to stop any large group that charges the White House.

Say like a group of 500,000 Food Rioters. Say about April or so when the weather gets nice out.

They predicted that most of the price raising would take place in the first quarter. There are also the supply line gaps.

Forts always have a Curtain wall. They might even be putting in a dry moat.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 13, 2022 12:06 PM (ricI7)

413 I think we should plan on invading Greenland

I guess I could get behind that. As long as it doesn't tip in the process.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 13, 2022 12:06 PM (Xrfse)

414 While The Powers That Be might be sabre-rattling against Russia to get more money for the war-machine, or to help Biden's image in the wake of the Afghanistan withdrawal fiasco and they don't *want* an actual war, the Russians also get a vote in how to respond to the provocations. Imagine several Cuban Missile Crisis where Russia decides to place troops and equipment in Cuba (again) and Venezuela and all the different ways LBJ, the not-Kennedy, can fowl that up.

Posted by: Thrawn at January 13, 2022 12:02 PM


Russia's reach is extremely limited these days. I doubt they have the ability to sustain anything for more than a few months outside of Europe or the ME.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at January 13, 2022 12:06 PM (bVYXr)

415 Why isn't the frail, doddering old fool completely and permanently locked down, apart from the odd pretaped speech from the fake White House?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 13, 2022 12:07 PM (eGTCV)

416 We lived through 8 years of Obama, though I must admit this admin is even worse

Posted by: steevy at January 13, 2022 12:07 PM (CYnTg)

417 409 So who's the Felix Rohhatyn to be the savior here?
Posted by: irongrampa at January 13, 2022 12:06 PM (KATBx)

NYC has used up all of its lives. It doesn't get to regenerate this time.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 13, 2022 12:07 PM (trdmm)

418 401 I know many doctors whose retirement plan has been to leave their office on their last day toes up.
Posted by: Muldoon at January 13, 2022 12:04 PM (m45I2)

Yeah, and I know many who were eventually pushed out due to medical issues. "Knowing when to leave may be the smartest thing anyone can learn"

Posted by: CN...FJB at January 13, 2022 12:07 PM (ONvIw)

419 250 I wish I knew what was wrong with me. Besides the obvious.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 13, 2022

Rob a bank. Then there'll be tons of excitement.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at January 13, 2022 12:07 PM (Fs5vw)

420 >>I've always admired your optimism. Guess I'm just not wired that way. A shortcoming, to be sure.

Not a shortcoming and I'm not wired to be an optimist. I have my moments just like everyone else.

But I see no point in relentless negativism. I've never bought into the idea that if you don't believe you can win you never get disappointed if you don't. You also spend most of your life miserable.

It's too easy to be miserable and it takes work to keep trying to find a way through but I refuse to let anyone make me miserable for long. Life is far too short.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 13, 2022 12:07 PM (ZLI7S)

421 Posted by: Muldoon

I used to be that. Now I want to stop working by 55.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 13, 2022 12:07 PM (t3/qz)

422 Trump would have bought Greenland by now in his second term...

Posted by: steevy at January 13, 2022 12:07 PM (CYnTg)

423

Russia on Thursday sharply raised the stakes in its dispute with the West over Ukraine, with a top diplomat refusing to rule out a Russian military deployment to Cuba and Venezuela if tensions with the United States mount.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 13, 2022 12:07 PM (63Dwl)

424 423

Russia on Thursday sharply raised the stakes in its dispute with the West over Ukraine, with a top diplomat refusing to rule out a Russian military deployment to Cuba and Venezuela if tensions with the United States mount.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 13, 2022 12:07 PM (63Dwl)

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Adults in charge, baby.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 13, 2022 12:08 PM (LvTSG)

425 yikes, meant Dec 10, 2020.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 13, 2022 12:06 PM (trdmm)


Oh good because I was confused.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 13, 2022 12:08 PM (Ez6QX)

426 I would have retired a lot sooner if it weren't for medical insurance. My intention now is to get a part time job that includes my interests. Museum, golf course , tennis club, hardware store, etc.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 13, 2022 12:08 PM (FCAbp)

427 They're putting in Auto Command 50 call machine guns at eye level. This is to stop any large group that charges the White House.

Say like a group of 500,000 Food Rioters. Say about April or so when the weather gets nice out.

They predicted that most of the price raising would take place in the first quarter. There are also the supply line gaps.

Forts always have a Curtain wall. They might even be putting in a dry moat.
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I hope you are joking. Because if they are doing this, its because they know they are going to need it.

Posted by: Things happen for a reason at January 13, 2022 12:08 PM (UVfBJ)

428 [Russia on Thursday sharply raised the stakes in its dispute with the West over Ukraine, with a top diplomat refusing to rule out a Russian military deployment to Cuba and Venezuela if tensions with the United States mount.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 13, 2022 12:07 PM (63Dwl)



I like the casual revelation that Venezuela is just as much a Russian puppet as Cuba.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 13, 2022 12:09 PM (yQpMk)

429 I have 8,388 calendar days left until retirement. I'm eligible before that, but if I wait until then, the benefits are better.

That's if I don't get fired for vax noncompliance. Still TBD.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at January 13, 2022 12:09 PM (8548M)

430 Forts always have a Curtain wall. They might even be putting in a dry moat.
Posted by: jakee308 at January 13, 2022 12:06 PM (ricI7)

wet moats! with alligators!!!

funny thing about forts, they easily become prisons. Often with the same people in them.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 13, 2022 12:09 PM (trdmm)

431 "They're putting in Auto Command 50 call machine guns at eye level. This is to stop any large group that charges the White House.

Say like a group of 500,000 Food Rioters. Say about April or so when the weather gets nice out."


We watched Hunger Games to get ideas.

I mean, we watched most of Hunger Games. We missed the end, but I'm sure it turned out OK for Donald Sutherland.

Posted by: Biden Lackey at January 13, 2022 12:09 PM (FJYfm)

432 Maybe they can add Kamala's head onto Biden's body? That way Biden can learn to suck moar dick.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 13, 2022 12:04 PM (sVfvf)

Like The Thing With Two Heads, but with more racism.

Posted by: Grudge Harbor at January 13, 2022 12:09 PM (uhPTO)

433 The US Must Prepare for War Against Russia Over Ukraine

I volunteer to foster half a dozen Ukrainian refugees, ladies age 18.5-26.5, with a BMI of 21 or less, eager for the opportunity to come to the US and gain an education and many useful skills...

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at January 13, 2022 12:10 PM (09pux)

434 Last week was the first time in 6 years I had to buy a different brand of honey and there was few brands to choose from.
Posted by: Fool Otto at January 13, 2022 11:49 AM (DB16e)

I took advantage of the excuse to order orange blossom honey on eBay. It was as cheap as the honey Atwood's is out of.

The future's not looking good, though. Our beekeepers are still dealing with colony collapse.

Posted by: creeper - PUREBLOOD at January 13, 2022 12:10 PM (cTCuP)

435 I would have retired a lot sooner if it weren't for medical insurance. My intention now is to get a part time job that includes my interests. Museum, golf course , tennis club, hardware store, etc.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 13, 2022 12:08 PM (FCAbp)


My main focus right now is making enough money so my husband can play golf after we retire.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 13, 2022 12:10 PM (Ez6QX)

436 433 The US Must Prepare for War Against Russia Over Ukraine

I volunteer to foster half a dozen Ukrainian refugees, ladies age 18.5-26.5, with a BMI of 21 or less, eager for the opportunity to come to the US and gain an education and many useful skills...
Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at January 13, 2022 12:10 PM (38lts)



Someone is trapped in the Phantom Zone.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 13, 2022 12:10 PM (yQpMk)

437 Weakness is provocative and the Biden admin makes it worse by being weak and talking tough

Posted by: steevy at January 13, 2022 12:10 PM (CYnTg)

438 I could keep working. I work remote so just take it with me. My husband used to ask me if I'd quit when we won the lottery. But I'm tired of keeping up with tech. I don't care about all those internet connected devices. I want to do something else.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 13, 2022 12:11 PM (5HBd1)

439 They're putting in Auto Command 50 call machine guns at eye level. This is to stop any large group that charges the White House.

"US Must Prepare For War With America"

Posted by: t-bird at January 13, 2022 12:12 PM (PbWF0)

440 glib glab glop bugreet floop

Posted by: Kurt at January 13, 2022 12:12 PM (c00K6)

441 While The Powers That Be might be sabre-rattling against Russia to get more money for the war-machine, or to help Biden's image in the wake of the Afghanistan withdrawal fiasco

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No blood for Biden!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 13, 2022 12:12 PM (FVME7)

442 Russia's reach is extremely limited these days. I doubt they have the ability to sustain anything for more than a few months outside of Europe or the ME.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at January 13, 2022 12:06 PM (bVYXr)

Agreed, but I wouldn't put it past LGB to fuck up a response to Russia sending a token amount of troops to these places to supplement a few existing bases there. Either he goes full-out and it inadvertently blows up into WWIII or nothing happens to them and Russia/China know the ruling junta's muh Russia proclamations are just piss and wind. Lose-lose.

Posted by: Thrawn at January 13, 2022 12:12 PM (Rl7KJ)

443 409 So who's the Felix Rohhatyn to be the savior here?
Posted by: irongrampa at January 13, 2022 12:06 PM (KATBx)

This is a tough one, but I'm going to say - possibly - Trump. This is ground that he knows a lot about, actually.

When his real estate empire was threatened with bankruptcy in the 80s, he knew that it was his creditors that had the problem, not him. While they were working out the details, they had to pay him to live his life and show he was successful (I had a friend at Chase that told me the details of this. Very interesting). In time, the Japanese that saw Trump as synonymous with success bought his properties again and bailed him (and the banks) out.

If we get to the feces impacting the propeller stage of economic meltdown, he might be the man for the job.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 13, 2022 12:12 PM (cjCsz)

444 It is a steep slope down for Eastern European women after 30.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 13, 2022 12:12 PM (t3/qz)

445 Kurt is here to deposit his mental droppings

Posted by: steevy at January 13, 2022 12:12 PM (CYnTg)

446 Muldoon the doctor I have been going to nearly 40 years I saw about 2 years ago, has to been well in 80s

Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 13, 2022 12:12 PM (8pdfZ)

447 Venezuela, LOL. Even though Biden has the strategic brilliance of Napoleon III, this is where you know Putin is not only bluffing, but laughing his ass off about the bluff. We've quit even paying attention to Venezuela, but conditions there make all the other shitholes of the world look like garden spots by comparison.
(and Cuba's similar)

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 13, 2022 12:13 PM (trdmm)

448 I used to be that. Now I want to stop working by 55.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy


*****

Here's to you being able to manage that. The timing of my retirement was right for us, although it caught some (i.e. my department head) by surprise.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 13, 2022 12:13 PM (m45I2)

449 357 I'm disheartened by all the disheartening around here.
Posted by: JackStraw at January 13, 2022 11:58 AM (ZLI7S)

I'm not disheartened, I'm angry.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 13, 2022 12:13 PM (KbCG3)

450 My main focus right now is making enough money so my husband can play golf after we retire.
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 13, 2022 12:10 PM (Ez6QX)

LMAO! creeper to newly-retired hubby: Go play golf. I married you for better or for worse but not for lunch.

Posted by: creeper - PUREBLOOD at January 13, 2022 12:13 PM (cTCuP)

451 Before 1920, people came to america to become americans.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 13, 2022 12:14 PM (t3/qz)

452 The Bulwark
@BulwarkOnline
Viewed a certain way, Florida now resembles something of a MAGA megachurch, with Donald Trump as God and DeSantis as the smiling, well-heeled pastor.
https://tinyurl.com/2p95jzb3

Posted by: redridinghood at January 13, 2022 12:14 PM (NpAcC)

453 Here's some good news. The RNC is finally learning a few things.

>>The Republican National Committee alerted the Commission on Presidential Debates on Thursday that it plans to require GOP candidates to not attend presidential debates run by the commission going forward.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 13, 2022 12:14 PM (ZLI7S)

454 Kevin McCarthy promises to make illegal immigration healthier and less focused on sex/drug trafficking, if he becomes Speaker in November.

That sort of stirring political rhetoric really gets Republicans going. It's red meat to the Luntz household.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 13, 2022 12:14 PM (jsyJZ)

455 I seem to remember the media hyperventilating about Trump starting a world war. They seem to have forgotten how to hyperventilate.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 13, 2022 12:14 PM (eGTCV)

456 What other country allows non citizens to vote?
My guess is 0

Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 13, 2022 12:14 PM (8pdfZ)

457 Your predictions forgot, Snake Plisken will be dropped into the city to rescue the President.

Posted by: Paladin at January 13, 2022 12:15 PM (CE4w9)

458 Posted by: steevy at January 13, 2022 12:07 PM (CYnTg)

Well we hadn't just come off 8 years of Obama and then 4 years to see what a difference a President that loves his country is like and then back to the Asshole President again. Only worse if that's possible. With a VP that literally sucks.

That's pulled my plug. I'm fighting the swirl but it's getting difficult with each bad thing that happens.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 13, 2022 12:15 PM (ricI7)

459 I'm not disheartened, I'm angry.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 13, 2022 12:13 PM (KbCG3)

Angry and betrayed by "our side"

Posted by: CN...FJB at January 13, 2022 12:15 PM (ONvIw)

460 that it plans to require GOP candidates to not attend presidential debates run by the commission going forward.
Posted by: JackStraw at January 13, 2022 12:14 PM (ZLI7S)

That only took 40 years.

Posted by: Ordinary American at January 13, 2022 12:15 PM (H8QX8)

461 Muldoon the doctor I have been going to nearly 40 years I saw about 2 years ago, has to been well in 80s
==
You live in a small town or sumthin'? Cause corporate medicine burns out most docs long afor then.

Posted by: Might need to move to your neck of the woods at January 13, 2022 12:15 PM (g1zba)

462 Viewed a certain way, and by that I mean from inside the closet with a gimp suit on, my wife seems very happy with her bull
The Bulwark

Posted by: steevy at January 13, 2022 12:15 PM (CYnTg)

463 LMAO! creeper to newly-retired hubby: Go play golf. I married you for better or for worse but not for lunch.
Posted by: creeper

HA! Mrs. TP said - "I love you but go away. Get a hobby, join a club, find a girlfriend. Do something!"

Uh, okay. Wut?!

Posted by: Tonypete at January 13, 2022 12:15 PM (mD/uy)

464 I'd have had to started out with a heart to be disheartened.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 13, 2022 12:16 PM (pQItU)

465 The Bulwark
@BulwarkOnline
Viewed a certain way, Florida now resembles something of a MAGA megachurch, with Donald Trump as God and DeSantis as the smiling, well-heeled pastor.

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And if you sin you have to go to San Francisco.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 13, 2022 12:16 PM (FVME7)

466 401 I know many doctors whose retirement plan has been to leave their office on their last day toes up.
Posted by: Muldoon
_____________

You know at least one . . . .

Posted by: Dr. Tony Fauci, fossilized bureaucrat at January 13, 2022 12:16 PM (k4dH2)

467 452 The Bulwark
@BulwarkOnline
Viewed a certain way, Florida now resembles something of a MAGA megachurch, with Donald Trump as God and DeSantis as the smiling, well-heeled pastor.
https://tinyurl.com/2p95jzb3
Posted by: redridinghood at January 13, 2022 12:14 PM (NpAcC)

I saw that idiotic article. First, he misses the obvious analogy; people moving to Florida are like Jews leaving Germany for America in the 30's; they see what's coming.

Also, he ignores the fact that while 230,000 people moved to Florida last year, 330,000 moved to Texas. And they didn't do it because of Greg Abbott.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 13, 2022 12:17 PM (trdmm)

468 I know many doctors whose retirement plan has been to leave their office on their last day toes up.
Posted by: Muldoon at January 13, 2022 12:04 PM (m45I2)

That's a shame.
I am fully retired and while bored on days when I dont have much to do, except offer up suggestions to MP4 and her book, I still consult and sit in on the occasional zoom call. And I read...a lot.
But have yet to hit the top ten postings here.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 13, 2022 12:17 PM (axyOa)

469 @BulwarkOnline
Viewed a certain way, Florida now resembles something of a MAGA megachurch, with Donald Trump as God and DeSantis as the smiling, well-heeled pastor.
https://tinyurl.com/2p95jzb3
Posted by: redridinghood at January 13, 2022 12:14 PM (NpAcC)
++++
Said about one of the most successful and prosperous - and like freest - state in the union.

These people are clowns, and they're not even very good ones.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2022 12:17 PM (DU+/6)

470 Posted by: JackStraw at January 13, 2022 12:14 PM (ZLI7S)

Not if they select the liberal anchors anyway.

I've never understood why the Candidates allowed that.

And then you start wondering about how much they all think alike and then wondering what use watching the debates anyway and then . . . well you get the idea.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 13, 2022 12:17 PM (ricI7)

471 The US Must Prepare for War Against Russia Over Ukraine

War. With. Russia.

Is she insane?

Never fear - we are far ahead in the crucial personal pronoun battlespace.

Posted by: Cthillary, dead but dreaming at January 13, 2022 12:17 PM (zSyrn)

472 "And he will get it."
It won't be a "he". Just sayin'.

Posted by: Silent at January 13, 2022 12:17 PM (CrU4U)

473 >>That only took 40 years.

Very. But then we never had a fighter like Trump in the last 40 years.

Things can change if it's slow, incremental steps.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 13, 2022 12:17 PM (ZLI7S)

474 Just realized that with my current attitude I would have made a terrible Founding Father. Those dudes faced seemingly insurmountable odds and prevailed. I need to do some serious self-inventory. In the meantime, I'm available for the invasion of Greenland. For what it's worth.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 13, 2022 12:18 PM (Xrfse)

475 Viewed a certain way, Florida now resembles something of a MAGA megachurch, with Donald Trump as God and DeSantis as the smiling, well-heeled pastor.
***
So I guess they prefer passports and masses of miserable people in masks.

Posted by: Ordinary American at January 13, 2022 12:18 PM (H8QX8)

476 Uh, okay. Wut?!
Posted by: Tonypete at January 13, 2022 12:15 PM (mD/uy)

Wrong response. She will find a way to keep you busy and it won't be doing things you like.

Call the club. Get a tee time. Have fun. She'll be much happier when you come home.

Posted by: creeper - PUREBLOOD at January 13, 2022 12:18 PM (cTCuP)

477 My prediction of the future of New York is that most predictions will be wrong about its collapse. NYC has always paid more out to DC than it gets back, it is those poor red states thst are sucking off the DC tit

Posted by: Kurt at January 13, 2022 12:18 PM (c00K6)

478 Clowns only make you laugh when they f**k up. It's all slapstick not subtle twists of words.

And slap stick gets old after awhile. Especially when they don't do it very well.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 13, 2022 12:18 PM (ricI7)

479 Viewed a certain way, Florida now resembles something of a MAGA megachurch, with Donald Trump as God and DeSantis as the smiling, well-heeled pastor.

I'd say the Bulwank has gone downhill, but that's not actually true. They never were above where they are now.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 13, 2022 12:18 PM (ZGrMX)

480 Viewed a certain way, Florida now resembles something of a MAGA megachurch, with Donald Trump as God and DeSantis as the smiling, well-heeled pastor.
https://tinyurl.com/2p95jzb3
Posted by: redridinghood at January 13, 2022 12:14 PM (NpAcC)
++++

That makes no sense at all. In world do those nitwits think they are intelligent?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 13, 2022 12:19 PM (eGTCV)

481 471 The US Must Prepare for War Against Russia Over Ukraine
War. With. Russia.
Is she insane?
Never fear - we are far ahead in the crucial personal pronoun battlespace.
Posted by: Cthillary, dead but dreaming at January 13, 2022 12:17 PM (zSyrn)

Hopefully no one breaks a nail in this conflict.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at January 13, 2022 12:19 PM (ynpvh)

482 Posted by: Might need to move to your neck of the woods at January 13, 2022 12:15 PM (g1zba)

I note a lot of GP's are opening boutique practices. They cut the number of patients they had by over half. For a fee you get more personalized care and availability from your doctor.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 13, 2022 12:19 PM (FCAbp)

483 The IQ of any group is the highest IQ present divided by 2.


Any exceptions to that theory? I'm sure we're ok because there is some really super smart morons here.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * be ungovernable at January 13, 2022 12:19 PM (Zohzl)

484 NYC always got more back to the citizens via tax deductions and welfare programs for the rest.

But NYC is outliving its usefulness.

Posted by: Black JEM at January 13, 2022 12:19 PM (k7GyX)

485 460 that it plans to require GOP candidates to not attend presidential debates run by the commission going forward.
Posted by: JackStraw at January 13, 2022 12:14 PM (ZLI7S)

That only took 40 years.
Posted by: Ordinary American at January 13, 2022 12:15 PM (H8QX

a day late and a dollar short, as the saying goes, but it's still nice to see.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 13, 2022 12:19 PM (trdmm)

486 I would be fine with NYC being self sufficient if they keep the fuck out of national politics.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 13, 2022 12:19 PM (t3/qz)

487 News for you: it's already collapsed, old chap.

Posted by: Ordinary American at January 13, 2022 12:19 PM (H8QX8)

488 459 I'm not disheartened, I'm angry.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 13, 2022 12:13 PM (KbCG3)

Angry and betrayed by "our side"
Posted by: CN...FJB at January 13, 2022 12:15 PM (ONvIw)

That's really where the anger comes from. I expect the dems to do their thing. It's the absolute lack of push back that infuriates me.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 13, 2022 12:19 PM (KbCG3)

489 Anybody seen SCOTUS? Maybe we should put them on a milk carton.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 13, 2022 12:19 PM (M1lj/)

490 That only took 40 years.
Posted by: Ordinary American at January 13, 2022 12:15 PM (H8QX
==============
Right now it's just early talk. Let's see what the GOPe says in summer 2024.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 13, 2022 12:19 PM (jsyJZ)

491 473 >>That only took 40 years.

Very. But then we never had a fighter like Trump in the last 40 years.

Things can change if it's slow, incremental steps.
Posted by: JackStraw at January 13, 2022 12:17 PM (ZLI7S)

The CPD change is huge. It's the absolute barest minimum that it takes for the RNC to win back the trust of the base, and I'm shocked that they did it. Baby steps, but we'll see.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 13, 2022 12:20 PM (cjCsz)

492 467 I saw that idiotic article. First, he misses the obvious analogy; people moving to Florida are like Jews leaving Germany for America in the 30's; they see what's coming.

Also, he ignores the fact that while 230,000 people moved to Florida last year, 330,000 moved to Texas. And they didn't do it because of Greg Abbott.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 13, 2022 12:17 PM (trdmm)

==========

They should be happy. The party registration numbers show that it's Republicans leaving places like New York in greater numbers than Democrats. That means that their precious NYC is going to just simply going to become even more progressive with time. Ergo, utopia sooner rather than later.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 13, 2022 12:20 PM (LvTSG)

493 >>My prediction of the future of New York is that most predictions will be wrong about its collapse. NYC has always paid more out to DC than it gets back, it is those poor red states thst are sucking off the DC tit

Then why did the Democrats China virus bill last year contain over $40 billion in bailouts for blue states and cities and none for red states and cities?

Don't bother. You're an idiot.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 13, 2022 12:20 PM (ZLI7S)

494 I saw on OAN this morning that Victoria Nuland said Russia must be Built Back Better. That's remarkably close to giving away the Gates/WEF agenda, isn't it?

Posted by: Ian S. at January 13, 2022 12:20 PM (ZGrMX)

495 The US Must Prepare for War Against Russia Over Ukraine

War. With. Russia.

Is she insane?

Never fear - we are far ahead in the crucial personal pronoun battlespace.
Posted by: Cthillary, dead but dreaming at January 13, 2022 12:17 PM (zSyrn)
***
OUT: Intelligence Preparaton of the Battlespace (IPB)

IN: Intelligent Pronouns of the Battlespace (IPB)

Posted by: Diogenes at January 13, 2022 12:20 PM (axyOa)

496 483 The IQ of any group is the highest IQ present divided by 2.


Any exceptions to that theory? I'm sure we're ok because there is some really super smart morons here.
Posted by: Sock Monkey * be ungovernable at January 13, 2022 12:19 PM (Zohzl)

Wow, that makes the IQ of the Biden Admin to be about 35.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 13, 2022 12:20 PM (trdmm)

497 Mediaite
@Mediaite
.@POTUS: "I make a special appeal to social media companies and media outlets - please deal with the misinformation and disinformation that's on your shows. It has to stop."

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There's too much free thought and free speech going on around here!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 13, 2022 12:20 PM (FVME7)

498 "Viewed a certain way ..." that is, viewed from the standpoint of our need to feed our prog billionaire's desire to join the battle against DeSantis while still feeding our not very bright readers near monomaniacal focus on Trump ... this will all make sense and definitely isn't just tacking prejudice upon prejudice.

Posted by: Match Checksout at January 13, 2022 12:21 PM (dYe5S)

499 480 Viewed a certain way, Florida now resembles something of a MAGA megachurch, with Donald Trump as God and DeSantis as the smiling, well-heeled pastor.
https://tinyurl.com/2p95jzb3
Posted by: redridinghood at January 13, 2022 12:14 PM (NpAcC)
++++
That makes no sense at all. In world do those nitwits think they are intelligent?
Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 13, 2022 12:19 PM (eGTCV)

The left always tries to project their own proclivities to the right. Government Stalinism is their church and abortion is their sacrament.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at January 13, 2022 12:21 PM (ynpvh)

500 It's not the votes that matter. It's the ballots.

Posted by: Dominion Voting Systems, Inc. at January 13, 2022 12:21 PM (7TaUm)

501 Kurt's unsupported yammerings are just amazingly retarded.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 13, 2022 12:22 PM (jsyJZ)

502 Things can change if it's slow, incremental steps.
___

They can change in an instant also.

Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 13, 2022 12:22 PM (/i32d)

503 Don't engage Kurt. Soon he will leave for his shift at the truck stop gloryhole...

Posted by: steevy at January 13, 2022 12:22 PM (CYnTg)

504 Prediction: SCOTUS blocks the FJB mandate, but imposes its own.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 13, 2022 12:22 PM (t3/qz)

505 nood nevertrumpers

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 13, 2022 12:22 PM (8D42x)

506 When my son was born the senior pediatrician on the staff must have been about 75. or older. He was a great guy and wanted to keep working because he enjoyed kids and he was very good with them. That was about 22 years ago. I expect he's retired by now or just gone to his eternal reward. On the other hand, one of my son's doctors now is a wonderful Orthodox Jewish guy who always addresses me as "Reverend" and no, I certainly didn't ask him to do that. We're friendly with each other so I asked him one day. "Isn't it coming to the time you retire?" and his response was-and it made me laugh-was "No; I'm still paying off my student loans. Apparently he was a lawyer before he decided to entire medical school, but decided he didn't like being a lawyer and went to medical school when he was in his 40's or older.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 13, 2022 12:23 PM (k49Sx)

507 Kurt's unsupported yammerings are just amazingly retarded.
==
Some artists work in oil, others fling poo at the wall. Kurt's medium is "unsupported yammerings".

Posted by: An art crtitic at January 13, 2022 12:23 PM (DZvAG)

508 484 NYC always got more back to the citizens via tax deductions and welfare programs for the rest.

But NYC is outliving its usefulness.
Posted by: Black JEM at January 13, 2022 12:19 PM (k7GyX)

It's funny that those arguments about Red states leeching off Blue states ended at the same time that the SALT deduction became an issue. By then, it was proven that it was really the other way around; the Blues were able to finance their bloated budgets on the backs of the Feds and the Reds.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 13, 2022 12:23 PM (cjCsz)

509 enter-not entire.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 13, 2022 12:24 PM (k49Sx)

510 Posted by: Kurt at January 13, 2022 12:18 PM (c00K6)

Keep whistling past the graveyard you retard.

And please stay in whatever leftist hellhole you're in now and don't even think of fleeing to a red state.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 13, 2022 12:24 PM (FCAbp)

511 483 The IQ of any group is the highest IQ present divided by 2.


Any exceptions to that theory? I'm sure we're ok because there is some really super smart morons here.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * be ungovernable at January 13, 2022 12:19 PM (Zohzl)

this doesn't hold up for normally distributed groups unless you specify the correct sigma range.
That said, if Arkansas annexed southern Missouri, it would double the IQ of both states.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at January 13, 2022 12:24 PM (ynpvh)

512 RNC signs onto new presidential debate commission where former presidents and trusted news anchors decide the moderators. *Trump excluded.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 13, 2022 12:24 PM (t3/qz)

513 504 Prediction: SCOTUS blocks the FJB mandate, but imposes its own.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 13, 2022 12:22 PM (t3/qz)

That makes sense. But no way will they flat-out block it. They'll come up with some sort of mess of a ruling that tries to cut the baby in half without any bleeding. Failure. They simply cannot and will not rebuke Biden.

Posted by: Ordinary American at January 13, 2022 12:24 PM (H8QX8)

514 When are you moving to NYC proper, Spurt Kurt??

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 13, 2022 12:24 PM (UHVv4)

515 Yammerings; That's such a great word. You must ne over 29. I don't hear that word all that often.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 13, 2022 12:25 PM (k49Sx)

516 trusted news anchors

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Where they going to find one of those?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 13, 2022 12:26 PM (FVME7)

517 Any exceptions to that theory? I'm sure we're ok because there is some really super smart morons here.
Posted by: Sock Monkey * be ungovernable at January 13, 2022 12:19 PM (Zohzl)

Most folks believe that about 70% of people have a range of iq from 90 to 115.

So worst you can do is 45 which is fairly stupid but the general pop of the group is probably stupid. The best is 57.5 which is smarter but not by much.

And those groups will most likely get steered by the one with the best iq. So it works out about right as one person can only do so much but just a few people can f**k up even the simplest stuff.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 13, 2022 12:26 PM (ricI7)

518 517 Posted by: jakee308 at January 13, 2022 12:26 PM (ricI7)

I had a prof that suggested we each team up with a smarter partner to help with studying. The problem, he noted, was that if you teamed up with someone supposedly smarter, that meant then teamed up with someone dumber OR you ARE the smarter one OR neither one of you is very bright.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at January 13, 2022 12:28 PM (ynpvh)

519 this doesn't hold up for normally distributed groups unless you specify the correct sigma range.
That said, if Arkansas annexed southern Missouri, it would double the IQ of both states.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia)

Are you implying that the horde is normal?

Posted by: Sock Monkey * be ungovernable at January 13, 2022 12:28 PM (Zohzl)

520 519 this doesn't hold up for normally distributed groups unless you specify the correct sigma range.
That said, if Arkansas annexed southern Missouri, it would double the IQ of both states.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia)

Are you implying that the horde is normal?

Posted by: Sock Monkey * be ungovernable at January 13, 2022 12:28 PM (Zohzl)

We are certainly NOT normally distributed.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at January 13, 2022 12:29 PM (ynpvh)

521 Yammerings; That's such a great word. You must ne over 29. I don't hear that word all that often.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 13, 2022


***
I use it more often than I should in a scene where the narrator is confused. "I yammered something, I don't know what, and dived for the door."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 13, 2022 12:33 PM (txdEq)

522 Viewed a certain way, Florida now resembles something of a MAGA megachurch, with Donald Trump as God and DeSantis as the smiling, well-heeled pastor.

"That's retarded, sir."
-- quotes more relevant than ever

Posted by: Oddbob at January 13, 2022 12:34 PM (nfrXX)

523 I had a prof that suggested we each team up with a smarter partner to help with studying. The problem, he noted, was that if you teamed up with someone supposedly smarter, that meant then teamed up with someone dumber OR you ARE the smarter one OR neither one of you is very bright.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at January 13, 2022


***
OR all the guys wanted to team with the hot girl.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 13, 2022 12:34 PM (txdEq)

524 And those groups will most likely get steered by the one with the best iq. So it works out about right as one person can only do so much but just a few people can f**k up even the simplest stuff.
Posted by: jakee308

Having worked with multiple board of directors, I will respectively disagree. The dominant personality generally steers and none of those I worked with would have been considered the smartest guy in the room.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * be ungovernable at January 13, 2022 12:38 PM (Zohzl)

525 By and large in general with very VERY rare exceptions, a person who IS NOT a U.S. citizen must be and IS a citizen in another nation. A person who is a citizen of another nation at least has the option, generally, of participating in that nation's elections and voting processes.

So a making non-citizens eligible to vote in the U.S. means making non-citizens eligible to vote TWICE AS MUCH as a U.S. citizen. One person, TWO votes.

Tell me about equity, again... ?

Posted by: Pouncer at January 13, 2022 01:33 PM (3xJCY)

526 I retired two years ago after a career in Broadcast TV engineering. I have many hobbies including, of course electronics (restoring post war TVs, radios, etc), working on my 57 Chevy or my 70 Chevelle, and "playing" with my O gauge model railroad. I keep busy everyday with those activities, excluding the time I spend here. But, that's the trick....find something, a hobby or activity that you enjoy, something that holds your interest. Most of the stuff I mentioned have been lifelong interests for me, so it was easy to transition to a retired life. I use to kid my friends that my job was getting in the way of my hobbies! Find something that you love to do and getting up in the morning becomes easier to do.

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy at January 13, 2022 02:48 PM (Zvtjl)

527 Greetings:

The Catholic parochial school system also made valuable contribution to NYC in the 19th and 20th centuries.

And the City University of New York used to be a tuition free-zone until the city went into bankruptcy in the '70s.

Posted by: 11B40 at January 13, 2022 02:51 PM (uuklp)

528 Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, which shifted American immigration away from its traditional sources and toward parts of the world that simply had no history or tradition of liberty, self reliance, and other attributes that comprised American Exceptionalism.

Actually, that would be the Judaeo-Christian tradition. Exactly as P J Buchanan said.

Posted by: dad29 at January 13, 2022 02:59 PM (mzJmr)

529 "But the seeds of NYC's destruction were sown in the 1960s with the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, which shifted American immigration away from its traditional sources and toward parts of the world that simply had no history or tradition of liberty, self reliance, and other attributes that comprised American Exceptionalism."

So according to the author of the mid-morning rant, my mother should not have been allowed in this country, for my mother came from a country with no history of liberty. And, according to the author, I should likewise not be inclined to liberty, self reliance or any attributes that comprise American exceptionalism because of genetics. The experience of my family and myself sharply contradicts the author.

Posted by: Cow Demon at January 13, 2022 06:26 PM (CdZ4i)

530 Actually, that would be the Judaeo-Christian tradition. Exactly as P J Buchanan said.
Posted by: dad29 at January 13, 2022 02:59 PM (mzJmr)

Patrick J Buchanan is a demented, sick, evil man. Hell, he thinks Stalin was a brilliant politician.

Posted by: Cow Demon at January 13, 2022 06:28 PM (CdZ4i)

531 Surellin to New York: Drop Dead.

Posted by: Surellin at January 13, 2022 11:02 PM (zDW9B)

532 NYC took Try to be less white to heart. Let's see where this goes as White politicians who are democrats in NYC fade away.

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