Inflation Soared 7% In 2021, Making Brandon's First Year the Worst For Inflation in Forty Years

Inflation hasn't been this bad since the first time Biden was diagnosed as a mental degenerate.

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F*** Joe Biden.

Prices in December increased 0.5%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And while that's a lower jump than the 0.8% increase in November, there's not much to be excited about; the price for goods and services has increased 7% from Dec. 2020 to Dec. 2021, accounting for the highest inflation rate since 1982.

These items have seen some of the highest gains over the past 12 months:

Meats, poultry, fish and eggs: 12.5% increase
Fruits and vegetables: 5% increase
Electricity: 6.3% increase
Furniture and bedding: 13.8% increase
Women's dresses: 8% increase
Jewelry and watches: 7.2% increase
Rent of primary residences: 3.3% increase

Things like gasoline and airfare saw giant price increases over the last year, in part due to prices being deflated by lack of demand at the onset of the pandemic (used cars and trucks, for example, saw a 37.3% price increase from Dec. 2020 to Dec. 2021).

The Daily Mail ran this graphic:

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Even the White House's in-house newsletter the Washington Post struggles to put the Brandon-ordered positive spin on it.


The bumpy economic recovery has had policymakers, economists and Americans households grappling with greater price hikes for groceries, cars, rent and other essentials.

The latest inflation data, released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, showed prices in December rose to a 40-year high, climbing 7.0 percent compared with the year before.

For months, officials at the Federal Reserve and White House argued that pandemic-era inflation will be temporary. But they've had to back away from that message, which was increasingly hard to square with what was happening in the economy -- and the way Americans experience it.


Related: Wrong-Way Brandon bumbles again.

It's an older incident but some (fake) audio has been added.

Update: Twitchy points out that the last time yearly inflation was this high, this was at the top of the charts.

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1 st

Posted by: RUReadingthis at January 12, 2022 12:32 PM (RzLGh)

2 I hate the proglodytes

Posted by: CN at January 12, 2022 12:33 PM (ONvIw)

3 Not 1st!

Not SPONGE!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at January 12, 2022 12:33 PM (RWv+/)

4 Just imagine how much fun the media would have had if Trump had won re-election and this was happening on his watch.

Just dream up all the stories of grannies choosing between medication and dry dog food.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 12, 2022 12:33 PM (LvTSG)

5 I did that!

Posted by: Brandon at January 12, 2022 12:34 PM (yQpMk)

6 Went to the grocery last week. Maybe 8pm. This was just after all the snow we got, but the meat section was a wasteland.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 12, 2022 12:34 PM (dNqv+)

7 unfortunately, that Wrong-Way incident happened quite some time ago.


we're in the middle of a slowmotion trainwreck

Posted by: kallistx at January 12, 2022 12:34 PM (DJFLF)

8 7%, excluding food and fuel.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 12, 2022 12:34 PM (yQpMk)

9 6 I have had no problems

Posted by: CN at January 12, 2022 12:34 PM (ONvIw)

10 Unexpectedly.

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 12, 2022 12:34 PM (/5KmD)

11 Good.

Hope it's 14% next year.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 12, 2022 12:35 PM (Xe+Zn)

12 This is what happens when you allow an election to be stolen - by an idiot.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at January 12, 2022 12:35 PM (5kI0z)

13 The bumpy economic recovery has had policymakers, economists and Americans households grappling with greater price hikes for groceries, cars, rent and other essentials.

Wrong. The "policymakers" aren't suffering and I doubt many economists are either. What an odd construction there, MSN. It's almost like you're trying to make us think we're all in this together.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 12, 2022 12:35 PM (njfCw)

14 Just dream up all the stories of grannies choosing between medication and dry dog food.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 12, 2022 12:33 PM (LvTSG)


that...and a counter on CNN showing all the Pfizer vaxx injuries in real time

Posted by: kallistx at January 12, 2022 12:35 PM (DJFLF)

15 This was just after all the snow we got, but the meat section was a wasteland.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 12, 2022 12:34 PM (dNqv+)

i noticed that at he Aldi on Sunday and Kroeger last night. and not too many people know about the sunday snowstorm we are probably getting, yet...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 12, 2022 12:35 PM (8D42x)

16 Hey, the Fed increased the money supply 40% in 2021!

Just wait until that has finished working its way through the economy!

Tee-hee!

Posted by: Droolin' Joe Biden! at January 12, 2022 12:35 PM (I2/tG)

17 <<< Grampa did this.

Posted by: Arkansas Biden Baby at January 12, 2022 12:36 PM (Xrfse)

18 4 Just imagine how much fun the media would have had if Trump had won re-election and this was happening on his watch.

Just dream up all the stories of grannies choosing between medication and dry dog food.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 12, 2022 12:33 PM (LvTSG)

Hmmm, interesting question.

Trump stays in office.
-what are the knock on effects of the stimulus nationwide as well as the effects of the high unemployment benefits?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 12, 2022 12:36 PM (dNqv+)

19 But we got rid of that awful Trump.

Posted by: f'd at January 12, 2022 12:36 PM (vrz2I)

20 But a 90 inch TV is cheaper so it all balances out.
- CNBC

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 12:36 PM (OalnH)

21 Transitory

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 12, 2022 12:36 PM (63Dwl)

22 It's an older incident but some (fake) audio has been added.

oh, my device is not sound-enabled so I missed that!

Posted by: kallistx at January 12, 2022 12:36 PM (DJFLF)

23 Milton Friedman is dead, and I'm still alive!

Sorta.

Posted by: Droolin' Joe Biden! at January 12, 2022 12:37 PM (I2/tG)

24 The blame goes to Republicans for blocking Build Back Better, which was designed to repair our economy. But no, can't have that. The economy is ALWAYS better under Democrat Presidents. Look it up.

Posted by: Sid at January 12, 2022 12:37 PM (ZFJbj)

25 Yeah and because of this, interest rates are suppose to be raised in March.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 12, 2022 12:37 PM (NpAcC)

26 No more mean Tweets!!! *hic*

Posted by: Suburban Wine Moms at January 12, 2022 12:37 PM (Xrfse)

27 Hiya

Posted by: JT at January 12, 2022 12:37 PM (arJlL)

28 7%, excluding food and fuel.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 12, 2022 12:34 PM


Come on man, it's not like everybody buys food and fuel.

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 12, 2022 12:37 PM (bVYXr)

29 Only idiots will vote again for this idiot. Unfortunately there are a lot of idiots in this country.

Posted by: Ziba at January 12, 2022 12:37 PM (S1hrL)

30 Hiya Ace !

Posted by: JT at January 12, 2022 12:37 PM (arJlL)

31 The economy is ALWAYS better under Democrat Presidents. Look it up.
Posted by: Sid at January 12, 2022 12:37 PM (ZFJbj)



Heh.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 12, 2022 12:37 PM (yQpMk)

32 it's transitory, yo. or it doesn't exist. or just die of covid already.

Posted by: nckate at January 12, 2022 12:37 PM (z5Nun)

33 19 I f we didn't he'd have surely opened the concentration camps./s

Posted by: CN at January 12, 2022 12:37 PM (ONvIw)

34 And strap in. CPI - consumer prices - are downstream from PPI - producer prices - and those have been in double digits for most of 2021. Supply chain problems are still significant. The Fed is still buying assets and hasn't raised interest yet. Government spending is still up in the nosebleed seats.

We are likely fairly early in the inflation surge.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2022 12:37 PM (DU+/6)

35 Well, Trump did say "p*ssy."

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 12, 2022 12:38 PM (njfCw)

36 20 But a 90 inch TV is cheaper so it all balances out.
- CNBC
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 12:36 PM (OalnH)

Mine is... 64". I think that is about my limit.

It is not unlike boobs. Big is fantastic. Too much is still too much.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 12, 2022 12:38 PM (dNqv+)

37 Rent of primary residences: 3.3% increase

____


On what planet is this happening? National median rent for apartments is up over 10%. As an evil landlord myself, I'm raising rents well into double digits.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 12:38 PM (OalnH)

38 24 Posted by: Sid at January 12, 2022 12:37 PM (ZFJbj)

========

You think BBB was designed to fix the current problems in the economy?

Then why was it written years ago before these troubles?

Are you stupid?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 12, 2022 12:38 PM (LvTSG)

39 Posted by: Sid at January 12, 2022 12:37 PM (ZFJbj)

The one thing demorat Preezies bring fer sher is internment camps.

Look it up.

Posted by: kallistx at January 12, 2022 12:38 PM (DJFLF)

40 What exactly meant by laundry equipment, do they mean washers and driers?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 12, 2022 12:38 PM (eGTCV)

41 And actual inflation is what, 20%+?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022 12:38 PM (6K3w/)

42 Went to the grocery last week. Maybe 8pm. This was just after all the snow we got, but the meat section was a wasteland.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 12, 2022 12:34 PM


Went to Krogers this morning, the meat section had huge sections empty. Haven't seen it like that since the lock down madness started.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at January 12, 2022 12:38 PM (bVYXr)

43 Wrong. The "policymakers" aren't suffering and I doubt many economists are either. What an odd construction there, MSN. It's almost like you're trying to make us think we're all in this together.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 12, 2022 12:35 PM (njfCw)
++++
The economists likely are. Except the celebrity economists, they aren't usually all that well paid, I think. Policymakers don't give a shit.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2022 12:38 PM (DU+/6)

44 29 Only idiots will vote again for this idiot. Unfortunately there are a lot of idiots in this country.
Posted by: Ziba at January 12, 2022 12:37 PM (S1hrL)

A whole lot of dead people, too.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 12, 2022 12:38 PM (dNqv+)

45 Please lower your expectations while we are in the middle of the most robust economy in New Amerika's history!

Posted by: Fool Otto at January 12, 2022 12:38 PM (DB16e)

46 Orange Juice near me is 8 bucks a gallon.

I reported this on Sunday in the EMT, someone said they were able to pick up half a gallon for under two bucks.

That must be some rot-gut concentrate OJ not top shelf you'd put into a screwdriver.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at January 12, 2022 12:39 PM (JQZNI)

47 a banana at my grocer used to be 25 cents a piece. Now they are 60 cents a piece.


(cue banana jokes)

Posted by: DB - disgraced traffic cone designer at January 12, 2022 12:39 PM (geLO8)

48 Twitter is still free.

Posted by: Roy at January 12, 2022 12:39 PM (Ti+Tv)

49 Just imagine how much fun the media would have had if Trump had won re-election and this was happening on his watch.

Just dream up all the stories of grannies choosing between medication and dry dog food.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 12, 2022 12:33 PM (LvTSG)

wrong. i don't think he would have created the disaster that biden has. too many things to list here, but even if PDJT had run the shutdown similar to actual history, his other economic policies would have resisted a lot of this, imo.

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 12, 2022 12:39 PM (8D42x)

50 Also willowed but really important (to me)

I see a BMW 2002 parked, and sometimes being driven, on my way home every day. Looks almost new.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

**

Please let me know if you ever see a for sale sign put up on it.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022 12:39 PM (6K3w/)

51 44 and illegals

Posted by: CN at January 12, 2022 12:39 PM (ONvIw)

52 The Bulwark: The Conservative Case For Growing Inflation

Also, No Mean Tweets!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 12, 2022 12:39 PM (ptqGC)

53 Old and busted: Inflation is temporary like those GAINZ you guys like to talk about.

New Hotness: Inflation is permanent like Stelter's love handles.

Posted by: Flyguy at January 12, 2022 12:39 PM (3sOO0)

54 In 1982 I was actually 29. I don't recall struggling all that much. Of course I was involved with the future Mrs. Wolfus No. 2, and we were in love (well, *I* was), and she was working as well, so we had 2 smallish incomes.

Well, mostly it was the "in love" thing.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 12:39 PM (txdEq)

55 What kind of torture did they have to perform to get the number down to 7%?


There's no way Inflation is under 15%. None.

Posted by: garrett at January 12, 2022 12:39 PM (zDEs6)

56 It was Trump tax cuts for the wealthy!!!!

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom Kid channels the hive at January 12, 2022 12:39 PM (n/szn)

57 As stated earlier, calculated using the formula during the Carter-Reagan era -- inflation rate would be more like 14-18%.

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 12, 2022 12:39 PM (Psqzc)

58 Daily Mail?

Q" Could the British have spotted dick inflation?

A: Well yeah, if they were looking for it.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 12, 2022 12:39 PM (m45I2)

59 And Senile Joe is angry because the American people don't appreciate his awesomeness.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 12, 2022 12:39 PM (eGTCV)

60 Are you stupid?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 12, 2022 12:38 PM (LvTSG)


How to say this nicely...They're not sending their "A" team

Posted by: kallistx at January 12, 2022 12:39 PM (DJFLF)

61 Olivia Newton John was pretty yummy.

Posted by: garrett at January 12, 2022 12:40 PM (zDEs6)

62 >>>Went to the grocery last week. Maybe 8pm. This was just after all the snow we got, but the meat section was a wasteland.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 12, 2022 12:34 PM (dNqv+)

=====

My 1/2 cow is scheduled for harvest in two months. I bought a 1/4 a year ago for $680. Not looking forward to see what the 1/2 is going to run.

Posted by: Turn Two at January 12, 2022 12:40 PM (w4999)

63 On what planet is this happening? National median rent for apartments is up over 10%. As an evil landlord myself, I'm raising rents well into double digits.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 12:38 PM (OalnH)
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I don't know if "Owner Equivalent Rent" factors into that or not, and what witchcraft like hedonic adjustments go into the figure.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2022 12:40 PM (DU+/6)

64 Are you stupid?

A question for the ages.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 12, 2022 12:40 PM (Xrfse)

65 Hey, the Fed increased the money supply 40% in 2021! Just wait until that has finished working its way through the economy! Tee-hee! Posted by: Droolin' Joe Biden! at January 12, 2022 12:35 PM (I2/tG)

^^this. The supply chain bottlenecks and the worker shortages and the energy production restrictions explain the HOW, but the WHY is that the federal government spent a lot of money it didn't have and instead of going to the market to borrow it and see interest rates rise to meet the demand, the Treasury sold bonds to the Fed and the Fed printed money to buy them, monetizing the deficit like a third world country. The Fed, in addition to printing all that money, kept the discount rate and Fed funds interest rates close to zero, giving the banks a lot of almost-free money to play with.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at January 12, 2022 12:40 PM (BMmaB)

66 Per Milton Friedman, inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon. In the past year, the money supply has increased nearly 40 percent.

Tell me again how inflation is only 7 percent.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at January 12, 2022 12:40 PM (5kI0z)

67 >>Only idiots will vote again for this idiot. Unfortunately there are a lot of idiots in this country.

Posted by: Ziba


oh we got idiots out the ying-yang

Posted by: DB - disgraced traffic cone designer at January 12, 2022 12:40 PM (geLO8)

68 The left: There is no inflation

Also the left: Since inflation is a sign of a good economy you would only complain about it if you were a NAZI

Posted by: 18-1 at January 12, 2022 12:40 PM (ESjRY)

69 that...and a counter on CNN showing all the Pfizer vaxx injuries in real time

Yet another Fauci Victory! A Tampa Bay Rays bullpen catcher, Jean Ramirez, suddenly vapor locks at age 28.

Must be the half dozen co-morbidities he was sporting.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 12, 2022 12:40 PM (+LCoQ)

70 How do you deal with it?
Buy stocks.
Buy real estate.
Divest yourself from USDs.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 12:40 PM (OalnH)

71
What exactly meant by laundry equipment, do they mean washers and driers?
Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking


A new rock down at the creek.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 12, 2022 12:40 PM (63Dwl)

72 Wages only went up 3%
Good news is people in debt will pay back their loans with dollars that are now worth less than the dollars they borrowed.

Posted by: Kurt at January 12, 2022 12:40 PM (HrJYp)

73 I'm surprised these assholes haven't started their brand new optimism about COVID campaign yet.

I'm COVID *Positive*

You know it's coming.

Posted by: ... at January 12, 2022 12:41 PM (YrF49)

74 Shortages are weirdly regional. My local Walmart has been out of GV Evaporated Milk for 4 months, yet I was able to buy two flats of it at a Walmart in SC.

My local Winn-Dixie hasn't had a piece of Connecah brand Sausage in two months.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 12, 2022 12:41 PM (yQpMk)

75 49 wrong. i don't think he would have created the disaster that biden has. too many things to list here, but even if PDJT had run the shutdown similar to actual history, his other economic policies would have resisted a lot of this, imo.
Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 12, 2022 12:39 PM (8D42x)

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He really wanted to sign that relief bill that Nancy held onto until after the election that Biden did sign. The Fed, not under Trump's direct control of course, has been pumping money into the economy for about 2 years now.

Yeah, there'd be inflation, but the economy all around would probably be stronger when combined with Trump's anti-regulatory efforts along with a friendlier and more predictable environment for businesses to make decisions.

It would not be as bad, but I doubt Trump would have avoided inflation, especially at any level that the media would have let it slide.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 12, 2022 12:41 PM (LvTSG)

76 The Fed: "tis but a bump in the road to a greater good comrades."

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 12, 2022 12:41 PM (BFigT)

77 Shut up, Dunce.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 12, 2022 12:41 PM (yQpMk)

78 Let's get physical, physical....

Posted by: Mookie at January 12, 2022 12:41 PM (u+Y3T)

79 Also. Stopped by Wally World for a giant brick of Paper Towels, yesterday.

30+% of the shelves were bare. Bare. Nothing on them at all.

Posted by: garrett at January 12, 2022 12:41 PM (zDEs6)

80 68. Its always about imaginary nazis

Posted by: CN at January 12, 2022 12:41 PM (ONvIw)

81 Local Baltimore media hit the trifecta last night.

They covered bare grocery shelves.

Told everyone to stock up

Then reported the projected snow storm for Sunday/Monday.

Talk about panic and horder shopping beginning.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at January 12, 2022 12:41 PM (PTO9s)

82 Olivia Newton John was pretty yummy.
Posted by: garrett at January 12, 2022


***
Her "Physical" special on TV that summer was very . . . effective.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 12:41 PM (txdEq)

83 34 And strap in. CPI - consumer prices - are downstream from PPI - producer prices - and those have been in double digits for most of 2021. Supply chain problems are still significant. The Fed is still buying assets and hasn't raised interest yet. Government spending is still up in the nosebleed seats.

We are likely fairly early in the inflation surge.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2022 12:37 PM (DU+/6)

Oh, and here's the fun number that nobody is mentioning: Real Average Hourly Earnings are down 2.4%, year over year. You get that number by looking at the Average Hourly Earnings that are released by the BLS, and subtracting inflation. Folks, we've moving backwards even now. This number is almost never publicized, and you shouldn't expect it to be publicized now.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 12, 2022 12:42 PM (mdjgu)

84 I don't know if "Owner Equivalent Rent" factors into that or not, and what witchcraft like hedonic adjustments go into the figure.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2022 12:40 PM (DU+/6)

___

Yeah it's probably the equivalent calculation. Which is how the feds can with a straight face say housing costs don't ever increase.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 12:42 PM (OalnH)

85 CPI is now YOY up 5.45% highest since 1991.

Real wages are now down for the 9th straight month.

Illegal immigrants are flooding the lower end of the job market.

May economists directly have indicated the coup de grace was Democrats massive spending, not the pandemic as they claim. Their very lucid, material argument is that when you look across the globe, no other economy is suffering from the same kind of inflation due to the pandemic. This is demonstrably true.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 12, 2022 12:42 PM (VpIIl)

86 >Well, mostly it was the "in love" thing.


Love stinks.

Posted by: DB - disgraced traffic cone designer at January 12, 2022 12:42 PM (geLO8)

87 Posted by: Sid at January 12, 2022 12:37 PM (ZFJbj)

that is some top quality sarcasm. i mean, it almost sounds like you believe it.

do you write for the Bee?

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 12, 2022 12:42 PM (8D42x)

88 Must be the half dozen co-morbidities he was sporting.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 12, 2022 12:40 PM (+LCoQ)


just awful

Posted by: kallistx at January 12, 2022 12:42 PM (DJFLF)

89 But Biden sends Jen Rubin into screaming orgasms.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 12, 2022 12:42 PM (eGTCV)

90 The commissary had a lot of bare shelves last weekend, but then again all the passes were closed because of weather. We'll see what happens this weekend.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 12, 2022 12:42 PM (Ez6QX)

91 53 Old and busted: Inflation is temporary like those GAINZ you guys like to talk about.

New Hotness: Inflation is permanent like Stelter's love handles.

Posted by: Flyguy at January 12, 2022 12:39 PM (3sOO0)

--------

Inflation is transitory, like Biden's brain function.

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 12, 2022 12:42 PM (Psqzc)

92 Inflation has been low for a long time. So have interest rates. With our debt, in increase in interest rates will be catastrophic.

Glad I stockpile food, water and ammo.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Lawful Good is Not Lawful Perfect at January 12, 2022 12:42 PM (XvPQV)

93 other than near term living expenses, convert any dollars you have to hard assets to protect yourself from Biden/Dems

purchasing power of dollars is melting away

Posted by: Bitcoin Fixes Everything at January 12, 2022 12:42 PM (V6W16)

94 Inflation? I think you mean "Fun-flation," Ace!

Posted by: CNN at January 12, 2022 12:42 PM (bhRsz)

95 >>Love stinks.


Hurts first.

Then when you pull it out...it stinks.

Posted by: Pete Buttigieg at January 12, 2022 12:43 PM (zDEs6)

96 Maybe Joe is more cunning than we think. If he keeps calling Kamala "President Harris," he can just stay at his beach house, lurching around naked after his latest dog, and his fans will accept their shiny new black, female "president."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 12, 2022 12:43 PM (ptqGC)

97 I just warned them by putting a sign up 'all deer eating apples from this orchard will be shot'. Any attorney out there can validate my legal rights?

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom Kid. We got the meat at January 12, 2022 12:43 PM (n/szn)

98 6 Went to the grocery last week. Maybe 8pm. This was just after all the snow we got, but the meat section was a wasteland.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 12, 2022 12:34 PM (dNqv+)


"Teenage wasteland!"

- - Joey Who's Next

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 12, 2022 12:43 PM (s2VJv)

99 86 >Well, mostly it was the "in love" thing.


Love stinks.
Posted by: DB - disgraced traffic cone designer at January 12, 2022 12:42 PM (geLO

Love Burns.

Posted by: Nazareth at January 12, 2022 12:43 PM (dNqv+)

100 89. Jen Rubin the imaginary Simon Wiesenthal

Posted by: CN at January 12, 2022 12:43 PM (ONvIw)

101 Also, I really loved 80's aerobics instructors.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Lawful Good is Not Lawful Perfect at January 12, 2022 12:43 PM (XvPQV)

102 Olivia Newton John was pretty yummy.


Even better than "Physical" was the cover of her 1979 album, "Totally Hot". That photo has aged quite well.

Posted by: Mookie at January 12, 2022 12:43 PM (u+Y3T)

103 The conservative case for runaway inflation......

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 12:43 PM (OalnH)

104 Wages also increased the most in 40years
Elites are doing grest!! Soon those job creators will trickle down on us
Maybe

Posted by: Kurt at January 12, 2022 12:43 PM (HrJYp)

105 Gasoline: 49%

Kind of important.

Posted by: t-bird at January 12, 2022 12:43 PM (9Fwwf)

106 I don't know if "Owner Equivalent Rent" factors into that or not, and what witchcraft like hedonic adjustments go into the figure.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2022


***
When Zillow labels apartments demanding $800-2000 a month as "Cheap Rentals," you know something is wrong.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 12:43 PM (txdEq)

107 If we are honest, the multi trillion dollar Covid relief giveaway during the Trump administration also has contributed to our current inflation. Kicking the can down the road regard to interest rates also hasn't helped.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 12, 2022 12:44 PM (FCAbp)

108 30+% of the shelves were bare. Bare. Nothing on them at all.

Seeing the same.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 12, 2022 12:44 PM (Xrfse)

109 First way to cope with inflation is to substitute cheaper brands and generics, but keep it within reason. For example, don't buy Grey Poop-on™ mustard just to save a few cents.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 12, 2022 12:44 PM (m45I2)

110 We already have all the sexual ambiguity of the Weimar Republic, we might as well have the hyperinflation too!

Posted by: Droolin' Joe Biden! at January 12, 2022 12:44 PM (I2/tG)

111 I am not ashamed in saying that I own Xanadu.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 12, 2022 12:44 PM (LvTSG)

112 > I'm surprised these assholes haven't started their brand new optimism about COVID campaign yet.

> I'm COVID *Positive*

There's definitely a sudden trend of celebs and Communist politicians announcing they have Teh Covids.

OCrazyHo-Tittycaca is just one among many.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 12, 2022 12:44 PM (bW8dp)

113 Wages also increased the most in 40years


Fool.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 12, 2022 12:44 PM (yQpMk)

114 Glad I stockpile food, water and ammo.

**

I've been buying extra canned food each time we go out. I hope we can laugh about it at some point in the future, but my kids aren't going to go hungry.

And sorry in advance, deer population. You're f*cked.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022 12:44 PM (6K3w/)

115 "Love Burns."

It burns when I pee!

Posted by: Kamala's last date at January 12, 2022 12:44 PM (PTO9s)

116 Who thought a guy who had been in the Senate for 36 years would be able to solve any of our problems?

Effing idiots.

Posted by: Seems Legit at January 12, 2022 12:44 PM (DcKNO)

117 >>I am not ashamed in saying that I own Xanadu.


Is it on LaserDisc?

Posted by: garrett at January 12, 2022 12:44 PM (zDEs6)

118 Just talked to a guy from Frito-Lay. Watch out for the potato chip and tortilla chip shortage is coming up shortly. If not here already

Posted by: Pete Seria at January 12, 2022 12:44 PM (Vo766)

119 Even better than "Physical" was the cover of her 1979 album, "Totally Hot". That photo has aged quite well.
Posted by: Mookie at January 12, 2022


***
True. Basic black and sultriness.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 12:45 PM (txdEq)

120 Oh, sorry, that was January-to-January. The 60% Nov-to-Nov is even worse.

Posted by: t-bird at January 12, 2022 12:45 PM (9Fwwf)

121 And to think the neverTrumpers endorsed this decayed, corrupt, incompetent, senile pervert.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 12, 2022 12:45 PM (eGTCV)

122 Also the left: Since inflation is a sign of a good economy you would only complain about it if you were a NAZI

I submit that the former United States has an informal "treaty" with G20 nations to keep the currencies and inflation rates at parity. If you look at our European trading partners, their inflation rates are similar.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 12, 2022 12:45 PM (+LCoQ)

123
Whoza goooood boy?!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 12, 2022 12:45 PM (pNxlR)

124 122 they are bastards

Posted by: CN at January 12, 2022 12:45 PM (ONvIw)

125 " The Fed is still buying assets and hasn't raised interest yet. Government spending is still up in the nosebleed seats. "

As I noted, government spending is the main problem. That's mostly on Democrats, but they had some Republicans help with that phony infrastructure bill. Every Republican who signed onto that should be primaried out of office.

The Fed is now signaling 3-4 rate hikes this year. Incidentally, consumer credit, a lot of which is based on rates, is at an all time high. It's going to be a mess.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 12, 2022 12:45 PM (VpIIl)

126 Watch out for the potato chip and tortilla chip shortage is coming up shortly.

**

EBT users are going to be pissed.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022 12:45 PM (6K3w/)

127
Where's the goddam Supreme Court decision about the vaccine mandate?

Am I alive or am I dead?

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at January 12, 2022 12:45 PM (2iDSr)

128
Hey Ace/Cobs - I left some notes yesterday about the site showing some spooky behavior (activating my webcam in various desktop browsers) - this appears to be resolved as of this morning.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 12, 2022 12:45 PM (hQ23g)

129 Remember when as soon as it became clear the next president was gonna be Obama or McCain, the economy came crashing down? And then they blamed it on (that asshole) Bush? Good times.

Posted by: ... at January 12, 2022 12:45 PM (dZMA8)

130 24 The blame goes to Republicans for blocking Build Back Better, which was designed to repair our economy. But no, can't have that. The economy is ALWAYS better under Democrat Presidents. Look it up.
Posted by: Sid at January 12, 2022 12:37 PM (ZFJbj)


This is Kurt after the correspondence course and electroshock. But mostly electroshock.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 12, 2022 12:45 PM (s2VJv)

131 > I am not ashamed in saying that I own Xanadu.

I thought about buying it, but figured the cost of keeping the Caves of Ice frozen due to Our Burning Planet would be too much.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 12, 2022 12:45 PM (bW8dp)

132 118 Just talked to a guy from Frito-Lay. Watch out for the potato chip and tortilla chip shortage is coming up shortly. If not here already
Posted by: Pete Seria at January 12, 2022 12:44 PM (Vo766)

I'd say that too a few weeks before the Super Bowl. Cha-ching.

Posted by: Roy at January 12, 2022 12:45 PM (Ti+Tv)

133 So, let's see:
-Boobs. Check.
-Anal. Check.
-Cars. Check.
-Guns? ...

Thinking about getting a M1A CQB. It's sexy.

Guns. Check.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 12, 2022 12:46 PM (dNqv+)

134 I did that, bitches!

Posted by: President Joey Biden, Ice Cream at January 12, 2022 12:46 PM (6tioC)

135 Inflation hasn't been this bad since the first time Biden was diagnosed as a mental degenerate.

When was he first diagnosed as a moral degenerate?

Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Hunter B. at January 12, 2022 12:46 PM (a3Q+t)

136 >>The Fed is now signaling 3-4 rate hikes this year.


We needed that 10 years ago.

Posted by: garrett at January 12, 2022 12:46 PM (zDEs6)

137 111 I am not ashamed in saying that I own Xanadu.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 12, 2022 12:44 PM (LvTSG)

Did it come with a stately pleasure dome?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 12, 2022 12:46 PM (eGTCV)

138 It would not be as bad, but I doubt Trump would have avoided inflation, especially at any level that the media would have let it slide.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 12, 2022 12:41 PM (LvTSG)


A lot of what we're seeing right now is the knock-on effects of those stimulus checks we got in 2020. Just wait until Biden's own spending measures start to be felt in earnest.

Posted by: Dr. T at January 12, 2022 12:46 PM (bhRsz)

139 he blame goes to Republicans for blocking Build Back Better

**

You know what would help massive inflation?

Four trillion in new spending every year for a decade!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022 12:46 PM (6K3w/)

140 I just warned them by putting a sign up 'all deer eating apples from this orchard will be shot'.

As it should be. They have no right to them apples. And they taste good.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 12, 2022 12:46 PM (Xrfse)

141 Only idiots will vote again for this idiot. Unfortunately there are a lot of idiots in this country.
Posted by: Ziba at January 12, 2022 12:37 PM (S1hrL)

A whole lot of dead people, too.
Posted by: Aetius451AD


Betty White? Too soon?
Bob Saget?

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at January 12, 2022 12:46 PM (vcOmj)

142 And sorry in advance, deer hobo population. You're f*cked.
Posted by: Moron Robbie


Sous vide those fuckers.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 12, 2022 12:46 PM (uXonU)

143 Glad I stockpile food, water and ammo.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Lawful Good is Not Lawful Perfect at January 12, 2022 12:42 PM (XvPQV)


My mom was having her friends over, and bought one of those big packs of water. I asked her why she bought that, and she said she didn't know if we had any. I said, you think I have all this food stockpiled and I don't have water?

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 12, 2022 12:46 PM (Ez6QX)

144 more price anecdote and an oddity:
hot dogs at Costco are twice as expensive as last year,
but oddly the rotisserie chick is still $5.

Dunno why the chicken is still cheap, but I'm grateful.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Lawful Good is Not Lawful Perfect at January 12, 2022 12:46 PM (XvPQV)

145 . . . I really loved 80's aerobics instructors.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Lawful Good is Not Lawful Perfect at January 12, 2022


***
I used to watch The 20-Minute Workout every morning before heading off to work. Why, oh, why did Playboy never do a photo shoot on "The Girls of the 20-Minute Workout"?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 12:46 PM (txdEq)

146 We are likely fairly early in the inflation surge.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2022 12:37 PM (DU+/6)

0.50%/quarter for two years. That's what the Fed should do.

It will take at least that long to knock inflation back down to something manageable.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 12, 2022 12:47 PM (Q9lwr)

147 137 Did it come with a stately pleasure dome?
Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 12, 2022 12:46 PM (eGTCV)

It was played by Brian Dennehy.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 12, 2022 12:47 PM (s2VJv)

148 I keep track of all my gasoline purchases (among numerous metrics) for work in annual spreadsheets.

To create the new 2022 version, I copied the 2021 version and overwrote the first week of January figures (deleting everything below that).

The price I paid for gasoline at my local Costco the first week of January 2021 was exactly $1.00 less/gallon ($2.299) than this year ($3.299).

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 12, 2022 12:47 PM (Psqzc)

149 Where's the goddam Supreme Court decision about the vaccine mandate?

I heard Thursday for one maybe both from the SCOTUS blog... Haven't heard anything else

Posted by: It's me donna at January 12, 2022 12:47 PM (TdaKq)

150 Price for a gallon of milk is ridiculous nowadays.

Posted by: dantesed at January 12, 2022 12:47 PM (88xKn)

151 > Did it come with a stately pleasure dome?
> Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking

Horde mind at work.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 12, 2022 12:47 PM (bW8dp)

152 My mom was having her friends over, and bought one of those big packs of water. I asked her why she bought that, and she said she didn't know if we had any. I said, you think I have all this food stockpiled and I don't have water?
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 12, 2022 12:46 PM (Ez6QX)

Still, you have a good mom.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Lawful Good is Not Lawful Perfect at January 12, 2022 12:47 PM (XvPQV)

153 Democrat School of Economics

Lesson 1: The way to bring down inflation is by spending $2T on green new deal bullshit.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 12:47 PM (OalnH)

154 He really wanted to sign that relief bill that Nancy held onto until after the election that Biden did sign. The Fed, not under Trump's direct control of course, has been pumping money into the economy for about 2 years now.

Yeah, there'd be inflation, but the economy all around would probably be stronger when combined with Trump's anti-regulatory efforts along with a friendlier and more predictable environment for businesses to make decisions.

It would not be as bad, but I doubt Trump would have avoided inflation, especially at any level that the media would have let it slide.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 12, 2022 12:41 PM (LvTSG)

The drop in labor force participation is also a big factor in inflation(reduced supply). That likely wouldn't have been as big an issue under Trump.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 12, 2022 12:47 PM (z5Vrg)

155 On what planet is this happening? National median rent for apartments is up over 10%. As an evil landlord myself, I'm raising rents well into double digits.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 12:38 PM


Purely anecdotal but my neighbor put a for rent sign outside his house last week and it was rented the next day for $1,500 a month, that is nearly the mortgage payment for our newer bigger house. His is a smallish 3 bedroom 2 bath 25 year old house in rural NE Texas.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at January 12, 2022 12:47 PM (bVYXr)

156 Dunno why the chicken is still cheap, but I'm grateful.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Lawful Good is Not Lawful Perfect at January 12, 2022 12:46 PM (XvPQV)

Loss leader.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 12, 2022 12:47 PM (Q9lwr)

157 Betty White? Too soon?
Bob Saget?
Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at January 12, 2022 12:46 PM (vcOmj)

Betty White might have already been voting for the Dems (although recently, who knows?)

Sagat I would say was a Trump guy.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 12, 2022 12:47 PM (dNqv+)

158 Oh, and here's the fun number that nobody is mentioning: Real Average Hourly Earnings are down 2.4%, year over year. You get that number by looking at the Average Hourly Earnings that are released by the BLS, and subtracting inflation. Folks, we've moving backwards even now. This number is almost never publicized, and you shouldn't expect it to be publicized now.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 12, 2022 12:42 PM (mdjgu)

Video (Bloomberg):
https://is.gd/pVYVgx

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 12, 2022 12:47 PM (mdjgu)

159 My mom says my wiener is beautiful no matter the size!

Posted by: Kurt at January 12, 2022 12:47 PM (dZMA8)

160 Dems can't govern They should forever be in the minority opposition.

Posted by: runner at January 12, 2022 12:47 PM (QS3Sf)

161 He really wanted to sign that relief bill that Nancy held onto until after the election that Biden did sign. The Fed, not under Trump's direct control of course, has been pumping money into the economy for about 2 years now.

Yeah, there'd be inflation, but the economy all around would probably be stronger when combined with Trump's anti-regulatory efforts along with a friendlier and more predictable environment for businesses to make decisions.

It would not be as bad, but I doubt Trump would have avoided inflation, especially at any level that the media would have let it slide.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 12, 2022 12:41 PM (LvTSG)

TJM, you're correct in that PDJT would have signed a lot of the spending that does exist. I just wanted to use the trumpian "wrong" for once in my life...

but i do think the economy overall would be significantly stronger, and MIGHT have been a counter to inflation. that and perhaps PDJT would have cut some of the spending floating around. idk.

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 12, 2022 12:48 PM (8D42x)

162 You want a yummy Olivia Newton
You'd settle for a beer with Isaac Newton
You'll get a stale Fig Newton

Posted by: Muldoon at January 12, 2022 12:48 PM (m45I2)

163 It was very kind of you to include the video of Hairy Reed working out on the day he is lying in state at the Capitol.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 12, 2022 12:48 PM (LCbYb)

164 144 Dunno why the chicken is still cheap, but I'm grateful.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Lawful Good is Not Lawful Perfect at January 12, 2022 12:46 PM (XvPQV)


You can only fuck it so much before all you're left with is a greasy puddle and feathers.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 12, 2022 12:48 PM (s2VJv)

165 Saget. Not the character from Street Fighter.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 12, 2022 12:48 PM (dNqv+)

166 Anybody who thinks Republicans will get spending under control, please pass the cheeba.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 12, 2022 12:48 PM (VpIIl)

167 To say nothing of housing, gas and vehicles.

I'd been looking at 3/2 houses; several that I'd tagged were sold quick and are now listed "for rent."
My mortgage broker tells me last year these investors bought up all the $150k to $250k houses and are now buying all the $250k to $400k houses.

The middle class is being robbed and driven out

Posted by: Well at January 12, 2022 12:48 PM (o6hCV)

168 149 Where's the goddam Supreme Court decision about the vaccine mandate?

I heard Thursday for one maybe both from the SCOTUS blog... Haven't heard anything else
Posted by: It's me donna at January 12, 2022 12:47 PM (TdaKq)

___

Roberts is writing a 192 page decision on why the vax is a tax.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 12:48 PM (OalnH)

169 > I used to watch The 20-Minute Workout every morning before heading off to work.

Yeah, that always got my cardiac rate up, without even having to do any exercises.

I wonder if those exist on YouTube?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 12, 2022 12:48 PM (bW8dp)

170 I just warned them by putting a sign up 'all deer eating apples from this orchard will be shot'.


"This corn pile is for squirrels. Any deer found eating it will be shot!"

Posted by: rickb223 at January 12, 2022 12:48 PM (uXonU)

171 oooooh, new troll?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 12, 2022 12:48 PM (zWpOF)

172
Potatoes. You get no potatoes.

Beef. You get no beef.

Gasoline: Party members only.

Vodka: Plentiful.

You fuckers. You absolute fuckers.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at January 12, 2022 12:48 PM (2iDSr)

173 Price for a gallon of milk is ridiculous nowadays.
Posted by: dantesed at January 12, 2022 12:47 PM (88xKn)



That might be price supports. A gallon of milk at Aldis in SC cost about a dollar. In Alabama, $3.56.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 12, 2022 12:48 PM (yQpMk)

174 Went to the grocery last week. Maybe 8pm. This was just after all the snow we got, but the meat section was a wasteland.

That's my big Walmart for the three years I've been here. My big Amish grocery (really big) overflows with meat. There is never an empty spot on the shelves. In fact, sometimes they have to mark things down to make space for more.

Posted by: t-bird at January 12, 2022 12:48 PM (AytXr)

175 It's winflation and youre welcome

Posted by: nckate at January 12, 2022 12:48 PM (z5Nun)

176 Who are you kidding? Bill Clinton redefined all the important metrics in the mid nineties.

Posted by: Fisht at January 12, 2022 12:49 PM (g5ddn)

177 68. Its always about imaginary nazis
Posted by: CN

That's better than Illinois nazis.

Posted by: JT at January 12, 2022 12:49 PM (arJlL)

178 Wages also increased the most in 40years ----

But the cost of wheelbarrows to haul your increased wages to buy bread has tripled.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 12, 2022 12:49 PM (FCAbp)

179 Inflation only affects those people who spend money on things that have higher prices and who's income remains the same.

Posted by: Minuteman at January 12, 2022 12:49 PM (LaNzR)

180 171 oooooh, new troll?
Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 12, 2022 12:48 PM (zWpOF)


just your average joe

Posted by: Roy at January 12, 2022 12:49 PM (Ti+Tv)

181 No worries on grocery prices.

Lots of shelves are empty anyway, so these price increases are sort of theoretical.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 12, 2022 12:49 PM (utMrO)

182 Hey Ace/Cobs - I left some notes yesterday about the site showing some spooky behavior (activating my webcam in various desktop browsers) - this appears to be resolved as of this morning.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 12, 2022 12:45 PM


Have you enquired of buzzion? I've heard he as connections ...

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 12, 2022 12:49 PM (a3Q+t)

183 The "bumpy economic recovery" more "bumpy" than "recovery."

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 12, 2022 12:49 PM (EZebt)

184 A lot of what we're seeing right now is the knock-on effects of those stimulus checks we got in 2020. Just wait until Biden's own spending measures start to be felt in earnest.
Posted by: Dr. T


To much cash chasing a finite supply of goods. And so yes, inflation is inevitable under these circumstances. "Build Back Better" would crank this up to 11.

And there is no easy remedy. In the late 70's, early 80's, Volker slowed down inflation with prime rate lending increases. That can't happen now, for obvious reasons.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at January 12, 2022 12:49 PM (vcOmj)

185 Wages only went up 3%
Good news is people in debt will pay back their loans with dollars that are now worth less than the dollars they borrowed.
Posted by: Kurt at January 12, 2022 12:40 PM (HrJYp)

can we take a moment to recognize that it looks like Kurt has learned something and maybe his eyes are opening...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 12, 2022 12:49 PM (8D42x)

186 The OER thing is, of course, flagrant legerdemain.

But Core CPI itself is a complete scam. And I mean, it's a *ridiculous* one.

They eliminated food and fuel from the price index on the grounds that prices for these things are "volatile," as if that volatility is important or something. It isn't. It may affect a quarter here and there with occasional inaccuracies. That's it. It is not an issue that causes chronic problems in describing our economy.

But what does removing it do? Well, the funny thing about food and fuel is there is nearly no price elasticity of demand in these goods. As such - *they reflect inflation almost perfectly.*

This has allowed them to hide the bulk of inflation for the whole economy. IT'S A SCAM. IT'S A SHELL GAME. And now they screw with the housing numbers too. They have removed all of the most important indicators so the press can pretend away our problems.

This is like if you made a price index for illegal drugs, but removed stimulants and opiates from it, and just tracked the price of marijuana.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 12, 2022 12:49 PM (hQ23g)

187 163 It was very kind of you to include the video of Hairy Reed working out on the day he is lying in state at the Capitol.

Reid lying at the Capital once more

Posted by: It's me donna at January 12, 2022 12:50 PM (TdaKq)

188 >>Hey Ace/Cobs - I left some notes yesterday about the site showing some spooky behavior (activating my webcam in various desktop browsers) - this appears to be resolved as of this morning.


When was the last time you calibrated your light meter?

Posted by: garrett at January 12, 2022 12:50 PM (zDEs6)

189 I remember the Carter years.
This Summer is going to be ugly.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 12, 2022 12:50 PM (axyOa)

190 I used to watch The 20-Minute Workout every morning before heading off to work. Why, oh, why did Playboy never do a photo shoot on "The Girls of the 20-Minute Workout"?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 12:46 PM (txdEq)

The September 1983 cover is pretty much this.
I think the cover model was featured in a later issue, though.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Lawful Good is Not Lawful Perfect at January 12, 2022 12:50 PM (XvPQV)

191 Properly calculated its double digits but every president since Carter has monkeyed with the way they report inflation so it looks better.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 12, 2022 12:50 PM (KZzsI)

192 Dunno why the chicken is still cheap, but I'm grateful.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards


The chicken is not so happy you are paying attention.

Posted by: runner at January 12, 2022 12:50 PM (QS3Sf)

193 Price for a gallon of milk is ridiculous nowadays.
Posted by: dantesed


$4 here.

Saw an expired gallon still on the shelf Sunday at Trader Hoe's.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 12, 2022 12:50 PM (zWpOF)

194 My mortgage broker tells me last year these investors bought up all the $150k to $250k houses and are now buying all the $250k to $400k houses.

The middle class is being robbed and driven out
Posted by: Well at January 12, 2022 12:48 PM (o6hCV)

___

That happened in my burg in the past 3,4 years. There are no more houses available to buy under $300K, save for complete tear downs. And those in the $300-400K range are sold as soon as they're listed, with a significant % of them purchased by investors as rentals.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 12:50 PM (OalnH)

195 My grocery was out of tomatoes, yeast, and chicken breasts on monday. Manager said chicken would be in today and tomatoes tomorrow.

Posted by: Mishdog at January 12, 2022 12:50 PM (/VWLE)

196
I am not ashamed in saying that I own Xanadu.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford


Are you Charles Foster Kane?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 12, 2022 12:51 PM (63Dwl)

197 Dunno why the chicken is still cheap, but I'm grateful.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Lawful Good is Not Lawful Perfect at January 12, 2022 12:46 PM (XvPQV)

Loss leader.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


Whole pork loin for $1.45 lb at Sam's.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 12, 2022 12:51 PM (uXonU)

198 Reid lying at the Capital once more
Posted by: It's me donna at January 12, 2022 12:50 PM (TdaKq)


snort!

Posted by: Diogenes at January 12, 2022 12:51 PM (axyOa)

199 Blame the Australians then!

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 12, 2022 12:51 PM (UHVv4)

200 118 Just talked to a guy from Frito-Lay. Watch out for the potato chip and tortilla chip shortage is coming up shortly. If not here already
Posted by: Pete Seria at January 12, 2022 12:44 PM (Vo766)

I've been hording Fritos for some time now.

Posted by: Javems at January 12, 2022 12:51 PM (AmoqO)

201 Smash made a supply run to Sam's this morning. product was spread out to hide empty areas on the shelves, however some regular items we always get were out of stock. fiber, ramen noodles, some cat food, guda cheese for some wierd reason.

class 6 store on postmis consistently out of the non-alchy regular sized Jameson's, Jack, and other non discriminating taste bud hard liquors.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (IJES/) - at January 12, 2022 12:51 PM (IJES/)

202 157 Saget was a donk

Posted by: CN at January 12, 2022 12:51 PM (ONvIw)

203 189 I remember the Carter years.
This Summer is going to be ugly.
Posted by: Diogenes at January 12, 2022 12:50 PM (axyOa)

People are already trained how to behave in gas lines, from waiting in COVID test lines.

Posted by: Roy at January 12, 2022 12:51 PM (Ti+Tv)

204 Coffee aisle wiped out on Friday.
Only skim milk on Saturday.

Posted by: Ziba at January 12, 2022 12:51 PM (S1hrL)

205 Didn't Olivia Newton John marry a chiropractor?

The plot thickens.

Posted by: Minuteman at January 12, 2022 12:51 PM (LaNzR)

206 Watch out for the potato chip and tortilla chip shortage is coming up shortly.

Good for keto GAINZZZ I guess.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 12, 2022 12:51 PM (rF64X)

207 >>Just talked to a guy from Frito-Lay. Watch out for the potato chip and tortilla chip shortage is coming up shortly.


You know what? I don't like chips.

There. I said it.

Posted by: garrett at January 12, 2022 12:52 PM (zDEs6)

208 This song was better in 1982

https://youtu.be/t7SvtikTkrM

https://youtu.be/M1Zz7QWbS-w same album

https://youtu.be/0pCFVX6lzHU for the hell of it

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 12, 2022 12:52 PM (sAmhv)

209 "Sagat I would say was a Trump guy."

Well, he's voting Democrat from here on out.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at January 12, 2022 12:52 PM (PTO9s)

210 That era Olivia Newton John was perfection. My 16 year old self would have given her the most disappointing 20 seconds of her life.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at January 12, 2022 12:52 PM (I8FKK)

211 >>> I used to watch The 20-Minute Workout every morning before heading off to work.


there was also a show where girls did yoga
AND I remember a show where girls learned belly dancing

but I don't own a TV anymore

Posted by: DB - disgraced traffic cone designer at January 12, 2022 12:52 PM (geLO8)

212 Where's the goddam Supreme Court decision about the vaccine mandate?

Waiting for Godot.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 12, 2022 12:52 PM (Xrfse)

213 Brandon says today's report shows he's making progress on the inflation situation! (Black is white, folks! Don't believe your grocery receipts!)

Below is his official statement released this morning:

'Today's report - which shows a meaningful reduction in headline inflation over last month, with gas prices and food prices falling - demonstrates that we are making progress in slowing the rate of price increases. At the same time, this report underscores that we still have more work to do, with price increases still too high and squeezing family budgets.

'Inflation is a global challenge, appearing in virtually every developed nation as it emerges from the pandemic economic slump. America is fortunate that we have one of the fastest growing economies - thanks in part to the American Rescue Plan-which enables us to address price increases and maintain strong, sustainable economic growth. That is my goal and I am focused on reaching it every day.'

Posted by: Gref at January 12, 2022 12:52 PM (AMIL/)

214 My grocery was out of tomatoes, yeast, and chicken breasts on monday. Manager said chicken would be in today and tomatoes tomorrow.

They should replace the background music with inspirational and uniting music such as the former USSR national anthem.

Help people get in the spirit of things to come.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 12, 2022 12:53 PM (+LCoQ)

215 Fritos make a great fire starter.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 12, 2022 12:53 PM (a3Q+t)

216
The middle class is being robbed and driven out
Posted by: Well


There will be a reset. And it will be great.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 12, 2022 12:53 PM (63Dwl)

217 If only Trump could've just not clicked that damn post button on Twitter...

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 12, 2022 12:53 PM (KbCG3)

218 My mortgage broker tells me last year these investors bought up all the $150k to $250k houses and are now buying all the $250k to $400k houses.

*

They're corporations making sure there are no middle class investment vehicles. They want people to rent forever.

Blackrock is the biggie IIRC

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022 12:53 PM (6K3w/)

219
What kind of torture did they have to perform to get the number down to 7%?


Data can be made to confess to almost everything under sufficient torture.

Do you not recall the "Huzza! SloJo brought down gas prices!" graphs from last month?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 12, 2022 12:53 PM (pNxlR)

220 At least the price of Legos hasn't gone up. They're selling like crazy. People everywhere lining up for blocks.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 12, 2022 12:53 PM (axyOa)

221 205 Didn't Olivia Newton John marry a chiropractor?

The plot thickens.
Posted by: Minuteman at January 12, 2022 12:51 PM (LaNzR)

That's cracked.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 12, 2022 12:53 PM (rF64X)

222 Wages only went up 3%
Good news is people in debt will pay back their loans with dollars that are now worth less than the dollars they borrowed.
Posted by: Kurt at January 12, 2022 12:40 PM


Tell that to all of the people on fixed incomes. They ain't got any extra $$$$ left over from the grocery store trip to pay off any debt.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at January 12, 2022 12:53 PM (bVYXr)

223 I remember the Carter years.
This Summer is going to be ugly.


Reading the history of the great depression... this feels awfully damned familiar down to the "creating your own currency"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 12, 2022 12:53 PM (KZzsI)

224 FJB

- - -
Need a laugh?
Watch this and read the replies.

https://tinyurl.com/2p9348ky

Posted by: Lizzy at January 12, 2022 12:53 PM (URNdm)

225
'Today's report - which shows a meaningful reduction in headline inflation over last month, with gas prices and food prices falling -

Bull S**T

Posted by: It's me donna at January 12, 2022 12:53 PM (TdaKq)

226 I think Costco either has their own farm system or has a direct source of chickens. Lots and lots of chickens.

Posted by: Mookie at January 12, 2022 12:53 PM (u+Y3T)

227 You know what? I don't like chips.

There. I said it.
Posted by: garrett at January 12, 2022 12:52 PM (zDEs6)

We're not so fond of you either.

Posted by: Chips at January 12, 2022 12:53 PM (dZMA8)

228 God help me but I hate these people.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at January 12, 2022 12:53 PM (kPB/6)

229 People are already trained how to behave in gas lines, from waiting in COVID test lines.

Exactly.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 12, 2022 12:53 PM (Xrfse)

230 My fear is fuel, specifically propane for our heat. Our initial fill back in September which should have brought our tank up to 80% was only enough for 65%. I was told to "make it last." Not easy when we've had two-three weeks already with lows in the teens and 20's. This joint ain't insulated very well either.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 12, 2022 12:54 PM (BFigT)

231 Just wait. I believe that at somewhere between three and four percent fed funds rate, virtually all US tax revenues will be consumed in paying interest on the national debt.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at January 12, 2022 12:54 PM (5kI0z)

232
When do the GUM stores start showing up?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 12, 2022 12:54 PM (pNxlR)

233 'Today's report - which shows a meaningful reduction in headline inflation over last month, with gas prices and food prices falling -

Bull S**T
Posted by: It's me donna at January 12, 2022 12:53 PM (TdaKq)

We've always been at war with EastAsia.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 12, 2022 12:54 PM (rF64X)

234 > I wonder if those exist on YouTube?

Answer: yes.

https://www.youtube.com/results? search_query=20+minute+workout+80s

(remove space)

Caution: may contain traces of Richard Simmons.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 12, 2022 12:54 PM (bW8dp)

235 You know what? I don't like chips.

There. I said it.
Posted by: garrett at January 12, 2022 12:52 PM (zDEs6)

You watch your ass in those crocs.

Posted by: Ponch and John at January 12, 2022 12:54 PM (dNqv+)

236 My grocery was out of tomatoes, yeast, and chicken breasts on monday. Manager said chicken would be in today and tomatoes tomorrow.

Its a brutal combination: wages are stagnant, inflation is high, supplies are low.

Last time it was this bad?

The Great Depression. Which was made insanely worse by a series of incredibly stupid government decisions.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 12, 2022 12:54 PM (KZzsI)

237 I am not ashamed in saying that I own Xanadu.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 12, 2022 12:44 PM (LvTSG)

If you bought it for Gene Kelly then you can be embarrassed.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 12, 2022 12:55 PM (FCAbp)

238 You can only fuck it so much before all you're left with is a greasy puddle and feathers.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 12, 2022 12:48 PM (s2VJv)

Vivid, JJ. Thank you for that mental image

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Lawful Good is Not Lawful Perfect at January 12, 2022 12:55 PM (XvPQV)

239 Empty shelves keep folks from paying more for food.

WHIPPING INFLATION NOW!!!

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 12, 2022 12:55 PM (LaNzR)

240 I am not ashamed in saying that I own Xanadu.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford

Are you Charles Foster Kane?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.


..........rosebud......

(thud)

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at January 12, 2022 12:55 PM (vcOmj)

241 Joe is pulling for you!

President Biden
@POTUS
United States government official
Today' s inflation numbers show a meaningful reduction in headline inflation over last month. We are making progress in slowing the rate of price increases. But there is still more work to do - I remain focused on lowering costs for families and maintaining strong economic growth.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 12, 2022 12:55 PM (FVME7)

242 I Honestly Loved Olivia. Heh.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 12, 2022 12:55 PM (Xrfse)

243
https://gumrussia.com

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 12, 2022 12:55 PM (pNxlR)

244 I thought inflation was a good thing. No wait, it's just temporary. No wait it's bad, it's Trump's fault, and FJB is on it!

Are any of these landing? Is this thing on?

Posted by: ... at January 12, 2022 12:55 PM (dZMA8)

245 > You know what? I don't like chips.

Me, either. A ship's carpenter killed my dad.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 12, 2022 12:55 PM (bW8dp)

246 Price for a gallon of milk is ridiculous nowadays.
Posted by: dantesed at January 12, 2022


***
For someone like me who remembers when you could buy a quart of Falstaff beer at the local grocery for .50 and a single stack package of saltines for another .50 (ca. 1971), *everything* is overpriced.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 12:55 PM (txdEq)

247 [ui]The Great Depression. Which was made insanely worse by a series of incredibly stupid government decisions.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 12, 2022 12:54 PM (KZzsI)


You know what would fix this? Price Controls.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 12, 2022 12:55 PM (yQpMk)

248 Fact Check - 12 Pinocchios. Missing context. This post fails to mention that the price of July 4th Barbeques decreased by $0.12.

Posted by: Simple Stevo at January 12, 2022 12:56 PM (SOV+T)

249 Jaime Dimon says the economy is just fine and the outlook is good. Don't you feel better, cobs?

Posted by: Marcus T at January 12, 2022 12:56 PM (VpIIl)

250 I....kinda like Xanadu too.
The ELO soundtrack helps. And yes, I like Gene Kelly in it. MoFo was charming AF, at least with the camera on.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Lawful Good is Not Lawful Perfect at January 12, 2022 12:56 PM (XvPQV)

251 Read a couple of articles over at Insty's this morning, about the crook Fauci. Early in 2020, Fauci had a confab with a bunch of immunologists and epidemiologists, who told him they were about 80% sure that the virus was lab made.

Fauci directed these same scientists to write up an article for Nature (it's called The Proximal Origin of Sars CoV-2), and say that the virus most likely originated in nature, and was not lab created.

The scientists wrote a draft of the article, then sent it to Fauci for edits and approval. The article was then published in Nature.

Fauci then goes on t.v. and says the virus wasn't lab made, it was natural, and he cites the Nature article as proof. Fauci doesn't mention his own role in creating the Nature article (his name appears nowhere on it), or the fact that it contradicts what the scientists who wrote the article had previously told him in the meeting.

Since the publication of the article, the scientists who wrote it have received more than $20 million in government grants, approved by . . . Fauci.

But just move along, folks, nothing to see here.

Fauci is completely trustworthy! Just ask him.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at January 12, 2022 12:56 PM (k4dH2)

252
You can only fuck it so much before all you're left with is a greasy puddle and feathers.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton


Not if it was "free range"! Those are lean, mean fightin' machines!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 12, 2022 12:57 PM (pNxlR)

253 'Today's report - which shows a meaningful reduction in headline inflation over last month, with gas prices and food prices falling - demonstrates that we are making progress in slowing the rate of price increases.

Typical Washington D.C. equivocation: "meaningful reduction" equals "slowing the...increase"

Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 12, 2022 12:57 PM (+LCoQ)

254 Posted by: Lizzy at January 12, 2022 12:53 PM (URNdm)

Transhumanism is the next great cultural fight.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at January 12, 2022 12:57 PM (kPB/6)

255 Where's the goddam Supreme Court decision about the vaccine mandate?

Waiting for Godot.
Posted by: Notorious BFD

my company is taking shameless advantage of the silence to try to push boosters.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (IJES/) - at January 12, 2022 12:57 PM (IJES/)

256 In before Joe Biden and the MSM claim that food shortages are actually good, because America needs to lose weight to fight covid!

Posted by: Lizzy at January 12, 2022 12:57 PM (URNdm)

257 "Tastes like chicken...,wait a second....where did the cat go?"

Posted by: runner at January 12, 2022 12:57 PM (QS3Sf)

258 They should replace the background music with inspirational and uniting music such as the former USSR national anthem.

Help people get in the spirit of things to come.
Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 12, 2022 12:53 PM (+LCoQ)
***
I liked that anthem.
Reminds me of when I was teaching at the Army's Intelligence School. The Threat block of instruction was the cornerstone of what we did there. So at Graduatin for every Officer and NCO course, we'd run a slide show (with music) of that class and its time at the School. Then we'd throw in slides of the Warsaw Pact and start the anthem of the USSR. The classes loved it.
But there were a few old timers who didn't appreciate it.
All good fun.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 12, 2022 12:57 PM (axyOa)

259 That happened in my burg in the past 3,4 years. There are no more houses available to buy under $300K, save for complete tear downs. And those in the $300-400K range are sold as soon as they're listed, with a significant % of them purchased by investors as rentals.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 12:50 PM


There is literally nothing in my area for less than $300,000 for sale that is not a dump that would need serious dollars to make it livable. We bought our house five years ago next month for $250,000, now they are saying I could sell it for $325,000-350,000.


That is a ridiculous increase in 5 years. This crash is gonna make 2008 look like a minor problem.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at January 12, 2022 12:57 PM (bVYXr)

260 They're corporations making sure there are no middle class investment vehicles. They want people to rent forever.

Blackrock is the biggie IIRC
Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022 12:53 PM (6K3w/)

___

Not really. Blackrock is the new boogeyman, kind of how Haliburton was the source of all the world's problems.

90% of rentals nationwide are owned by people or companies that own fewer than 10 properties. Blackrock owns tens of thousands of properties, or maybe even hundreds of thousands. So yeah they own a lot. But as a % of all rentals, it's not a lot at all.

I'm a small landlord myself. For every Blackrock, there are 9 of me.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 12:57 PM (OalnH)

261 I'd pluck me, I'd pluck me hard.

Posted by: Buffalo Chicken at January 12, 2022 12:57 PM (yQpMk)

262 Grocery stores don't put much on sale anymore. You used to be able to time it so you can grab different things on sale each week and eventually buy most things at a discount. Now it's just the same list of items sometimes going on sale.

Posted by: ... at January 12, 2022 12:58 PM (Xz7Fn)

263 Shadow Stats keeps track of inflation using the OLD measurements, which puts inflation at over 15%.

Saying that inflation is the worst in 40 years, while also not admitting they CHANGED how inflation is measured, really buries how deep of a hole we are now in.

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 12, 2022 12:58 PM (oHd/0)

264 I've been hording Fritos for some time now.
------------------------
Me too . . . in my belly!

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 12, 2022 12:58 PM (UHVv4)

265 I liked Xanadu; the entire Farewell to Kings album was solid...

Posted by: Mookie at January 12, 2022 12:58 PM (u+Y3T)

266 The Supremes fact checking Sotomayer first.

Posted by: Ziba at January 12, 2022 12:58 PM (S1hrL)

267
228 God help me but I hate these people.
Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at January 12, 2022 12:53 PM (kPB/6)

-----

Do you still have a job?

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at January 12, 2022 12:58 PM (2iDSr)

268 What kind of torture did they have to perform to get the number down to 7%?

Maybe they deleted every item over 8% as being bad data. Do we know what Michael Mann is working on these days?

Posted by: t-bird at January 12, 2022 12:59 PM (9Fwwf)

269 I am not ashamed in saying that I own Xanadu.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford

It's been decades since I've seen that movie but one thing continues to bug me. ONJ and her boy toy borrow a motor scooter or something from some rando and put it in the drink and they're all, "Oh well. Sucks to be that rando!"

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 12, 2022 12:59 PM (FVME7)

270 Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 12:57 PM (OalnH)

Blackrock owns a shit load of things or is a major stakeholder.

They are not good.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at January 12, 2022 12:59 PM (kPB/6)

271 I liked Xanadu; the entire Farewell to Kings album was solid...
Posted by: Mookie at January 12, 2022 12:58 PM (u+Y3T)

ISWYDT

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Lawful Good is Not Lawful Perfect at January 12, 2022 12:59 PM (XvPQV)

272 Fritos make a great fire starter.
-------------------------------
Pull my finger!

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 12, 2022 12:59 PM (UHVv4)

273 Anybody who thinks Republicans will get spending under control, please pass the cheeba.
Posted by: Marcus T


If you mean GOPe, purple kush needed.

If you mean your average conservative, we know how to do it: kill demand and increase supplies of everything.
Ad-hoc stuff for fun:
1. choke up interest rates and take the market crash like an adult
2. sell off government land to US citizens
3. 5 year moratorium on immigration.
4. put universities on the hook for graduates' employment and debt
5. Turn EBT into food banks only purchases.
+ 25 more ideas if you're that hard up for that kind of thing.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 12, 2022 01:00 PM (zWpOF)

274 my company is taking shameless advantage of the silence to try to push boosters

I'm anticipating that they may get all of the help they need from the Clown Court.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 12, 2022 01:00 PM (Xrfse)

275 254 Posted by: Lizzy at January 12, 2022 12:53 PM (URNdm)

Transhumanism is the next great cultural fight.
Posted by: thathalfrican - The One



You know, if we are going to get a 'Fringe' future, at least get that hot blond from that show. She was smokin'.

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 12, 2022 01:00 PM (sAmhv)

276 >>Transhumanism is the next great cultural fight.


Already here: https://tinyurl.com/2p8n4vc3

That rfid chip video is so freakin' silly, but yeah, things are a lot further along in transhumanism than most would be comfortable with. . .

Posted by: Lizzy at January 12, 2022 01:00 PM (URNdm)

277 >>Now it's just the same list of items sometimes going on sale.

Posted by: ... at January 12, 2022



it's a big deal when sunflower seeds are buy one get one free!

how come gasoline and cigarettes never go on sale? that would be fun.

Posted by: DB - disgraced traffic cone designer at January 12, 2022 01:00 PM (geLO8)

278 Wages only went up 3%
Good news is people in debt will pay back their loans with dollars that are now worth less than the dollars they borrowed.
Posted by: Kurt at January 12, 2022 12:40 PM

That's how Hitler and the Nazi party were able to pay off the purchase their newspaper building and presses.

(Godwin for the win !!!!)

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 12, 2022 01:01 PM (FCAbp)

279 275

You know, if we are going to get a 'Fringe' future, at least get that hot blond from that show. She was smokin'.
Posted by: Puddleglum at January 12, 2022 01:00 PM (sAmhv)

Anna Torv.

Posted by: kraken at January 12, 2022 01:01 PM (6Je/Q)

280 The 20 Minute Workout thing just dredged up a memory of my late aunt. She was thinking about getting a gym membership, back in the day, and I asked her if she'd ever seen 20 Minute Workout. Her response: "I want to get in shape, not have an orgasm."

God, I miss that woman.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 12, 2022 01:01 PM (bW8dp)

281 The Fed is now signaling 3-4 rate hikes this year. Incidentally, consumer credit, a lot of which is based on rates, is at an all time high. It's going to be a mess.
Posted by: Marcus T at January 12, 2022 12:45 PM (VpIIl)


Wait until homeowners get their increase in their mortgage payments due to them having variable loans.

Oh, and their increases in property taxes because their assessments have gone up.

On top of the increases in their gas and electric bills.

Add all of that on top of all of the businesses that have closed in the past 2 years and you get a mashup of the 1991 recession and the 2008 recession. Fun times ahead.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at January 12, 2022 01:01 PM (I8FKK)

282 265 I liked Xanadu; the entire Farewell to Kings album was solid...
Posted by: Mookie



Indeed it is. That song is fantastic live!

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 12, 2022 01:02 PM (sAmhv)

283 You know, if we are going to get a 'Fringe' future, at least get that hot blond from that show. She was smokin'.
Posted by: Puddleglum at January 12, 2022 01:00 PM (sAmhv)

Anna Torv.
Posted by: kraken at January 12, 2022 01:01 PM (6Je/Q)

This.

Posted by: Ponch and John at January 12, 2022 01:02 PM (dNqv+)

284 buy a gallon, get a gallon free

Posted by: DB - disgraced traffic cone designer at January 12, 2022 01:02 PM (geLO8)

285 I remember the outcry at Olivia Newton John's song. It was "overtly sexual" and "in bad taste" and aimed to "corrupt the youth."

I swear, the Anita Bryants of that era would have their heads explode if they saw what passes as pop culture today.

Posted by: red speck at January 12, 2022 01:02 PM (gS3OW)

286
Oh, cool. Our market expert has returned. It's like having our own even more crazy and stupid Jim Cramer.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 12, 2022 01:02 PM (hQ23g)

287 "reducing the rate of increase"

good luck with that argument in November

Posted by: Bitcoin Fixes Everything at January 12, 2022 01:02 PM (V6W16)

288 >>>I'm a small landlord myself. For every Blackrock, there are 9 of me.

Noted, kulak.

Posted by: US Department of Treasury at January 12, 2022 01:02 PM (HmZuC)

289 Inflation will drop form 10% to 9% and they'll claim there's no inflation.

Posted by: MJ at January 12, 2022 01:02 PM (zwDuR)

290 Posted by: Kurt at January 12, 2022 12:40 PM

Congrats on junior high economics, dipshit.

Now do rent control.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 12, 2022 01:02 PM (zWpOF)

291 The September 1983 cover is pretty much this.
I think the cover model was featured in a later issue, though.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Lawful Good is Not Lawful Perfect at January 12, 2022


***
Now that I've looked that up, I remember it. Though I always wanted to see the *actual* girls from the 20-Minute Workout show do a photo layout in the magazine.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 01:02 PM (txdEq)

292 Shadow Stats keeps track of inflation using the OLD measurements, which puts inflation at over 15%.

That sounds accurate. Even under Carter the inflation was being rated lower than it was under Hoover and Roosevelt.

Unemployment is the same way; way higher than being officially reported. But in this case, its because people are simply choosing not to work.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 12, 2022 01:02 PM (KZzsI)

293
You know what would fix this? Price Controls.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 12, 2022 12:55 PM (yQpMk)

Need to get the farmers to plow their crops under. Kill off their livestock. Confiscate their gold.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 12, 2022 01:03 PM (rF64X)

294 sell off government land to US citizens

It would specifically have to codified as the primary owner is a true US citizen otherwise the Chinese and other sovereign wealth funds will buy up millions or acres, keep the mineral rights and sell the surface to ranchers and wind farm developers.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 12, 2022 01:03 PM (+LCoQ)

295 We bought our house five years ago next month for $250,000, now they are saying I could sell it for $325,000-350,000.


That is a ridiculous increase in 5 years. This crash is gonna make 2008 look like a minor problem.

___

You think that's crazy? I bought a rental house in 2016 for $200K. It is worth $475K today. And rent on that house is almost 80% higher today than it was in 2016 as well.

I don't see it crashing though. The runup is due in part to an overall inflationary market. If everything is up 10%+ a year, of course housing will increase as well.

And here's the thing with that house. Even at 80% higher rent than 5 years ago, I have a line out the door if I put it up for rent. This is the new reality in prices.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 01:03 PM (OalnH)

296 I wonder if the Blackrock plan is to get enough control of HOAs to then push through their agenda. For example, can an HOA ban guns in homes or require them to be locked? I'm sure Blackrock and their ilk will use rental contracts for the same purpose.

Posted by: Mookie at January 12, 2022 01:04 PM (u+Y3T)

297
Not really. Blackrock is the new boogeyman, kind of how Haliburton was the source of all the world's problems...

I'm a small landlord myself. For every Blackrock, there are 9 of me.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 12:57 PM (OalnH)

***

Yes, but with all due respect you've posted that you also believe 25% inflation is awesome because you are seeing 10% returns.

Believe what you want about corporate ownership and rentals, but the fact remains that they're buying up entire subdivisions and taking away that path to wealth.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022 01:04 PM (6K3w/)

298 "reducing the rate of increase"


When you are down to bragging about this, you are truly fu*ked.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 12, 2022 01:04 PM (axyOa)

299 One of the worst presidents in history, and an awful human being.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 12, 2022 01:04 PM (XSRBF)

300 Olivia Newton-John is 73 years old.

Posted by: Shooter McGavin at January 12, 2022 01:04 PM (IbQRY)

301 >>sell off government land to US citizens


What, so Zuckerberg, Gates, Bezos, Bloomberg and some Google dudes can buy it all up and make it off-limits to the rest of us?

Posted by: Lizzy at January 12, 2022 01:05 PM (URNdm)

302 Blackrock owns a shit load of things or is a major stakeholder.

They are not good.
Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at January 12, 2022 12:59 PM (kPB/6)
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Not saying good or bad. I'm saying overblown.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 01:05 PM (OalnH)

303 How will we know the crash has happened?

Posted by: Jmel at January 12, 2022 01:05 PM (RWHIh)

304 Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 12, 2022 01:00 PM (zWpOF)

Simpler. Trump back in office, Executive order saying that inflation of the dollar is a national emergency, as it affects all Americans.

Then, by Executive order, due to the emergency, slash regulations INCLUDING those placed by the States that exceed National Regulations.

Things like the silly Calif CARB standards.

The Economy is organic, and if you get off its back, it will soar.

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 12, 2022 01:05 PM (oHd/0)

305 Olivia Newton-John is 73 years old.

******

Don't tell Darrell Harris.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 12, 2022 01:06 PM (m45I2)

306 Yes, but with all due respect you've posted that you also believe 25% inflation is awesome because you are seeing 10% returns.

___

I think you mean the other way. And yes I did say that. And why wouldn't I want that?

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 01:06 PM (OalnH)

307 My butt's been wiped!

Posted by: Brandon at January 12, 2022 01:06 PM (yQpMk)

308 The 20 Minute Workout thing just dredged up a memory of my late aunt. She was thinking about getting a gym membership, back in the day, and I asked her if she'd ever seen 20 Minute Workout. Her response: "I want to get in shape, not have an orgasm."

God, I miss that woman.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 12, 2022


***
Clips from the show are on Yootoob.

Bess Motta was the minor breakout star from the show. She played Sarah Connor's ill-fated roommate in Terminator.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 01:06 PM (txdEq)

309 Shut up Joe, you ignorant slut.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 12, 2022 01:07 PM (o2MD2)

310 Don't tell Darrell Harris.
Posted by: Muldoon at January 12, 2022 01:06 PM (m45I2)



Darrel Harris doesn't sleep, he waits.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 12, 2022 01:07 PM (yQpMk)

311 What, so Zuckerberg, Gates, Bezos, Bloomberg and some Google dudes can buy it all up and make it off-limits to the rest of us?
Posted by: Lizzy


No, I wrote citizens. Not globo-homo-a-go-go. Individuals who aren't tied to any transnational interest.

Like the land-rush of the 1800's. Individual stakes not corporate claims.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 12, 2022 01:07 PM (zWpOF)

312 Used cars spiking due to low new car inventory, actually (supply chain, chip shortage)

Posted by: Usedcars at January 12, 2022 01:07 PM (u3OiN)

313 I don't see how the economic woes are correctable in our real world. Some airy " we need fiscal responsibility, a balanced budget, or whatever" would require the Powers that Be to actually have an interest in the well being of the country. I am not seeing that.

Posted by: kraken at January 12, 2022 01:07 PM (6Je/Q)

314 I think you mean the other way. And yes I did say that. And why wouldn't I want that?
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 01:06 PM (OalnH)

**

I was exaggerating in order to make my point. In reality you'd posted that the returns were great because you didn't understand that the two were connected whatsoever.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022 01:07 PM (6K3w/)

315 One of the worst presidents in history, and an awful human being.

The scary thing here is when we realize that he has pretty much zero to do with what's happening to us. Just a senile puppet. Yes, my tinfoil hat has become a permanent wardrobe accessory.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 12, 2022 01:07 PM (Xrfse)

316 Believe what you want about corporate ownership and rentals, but the fact remains that they're buying up entire subdivisions and taking away that path to wealth.
Posted by: Moron Robbie
___

Have Americans become a people who no longer deserve their Constitution?

Excerpt:
"Those lacking scruples and spirituality would surely have less Tranquility - i.e., Turmoil - in mind. Immoral people profit by exploiting mayhem, not being constrained by ethical norms good people respect. And godless heathens don't worry about the next life; they just smash and grab everything they want in this life. Mine! That seems a lot like where the U.S. is today or is getting darn close to being."

https://tinyurl.com/4tjn7stf

Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 12, 2022 01:08 PM (dhhKu)

317 >>The 20 Minute Workout thing


Five More.

Posted by: garrett at January 12, 2022 01:08 PM (zDEs6)

318 Western states are all majority federal land. You would be shocked at the numbers. Its crazy.70 80% or more federal land.

Posted by: USNtakim deplorable still. at January 12, 2022 01:08 PM (0OmEj)

319 It is true that people who went into debt have to try to pay back their loans with money that's worth less than the value of the loan. But since the interest rate is locked into being low, that's not as much a concern.

The problem is not loans, its the value of the earned dollar compared to prices and supply. The Biden administration isn't completely to blame for this, just their policies, philosophy, and ideology. California's problems started long before Biden took office, his administration is just doing all the wrong things to fix this.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 12, 2022 01:08 PM (KZzsI)

320 Olivia Newton-John is 73 years old.
Posted by: Shooter McGavin at January 12, 2022 01:04 PM (IbQRY)

And forever young, or for as long as video of her hotassery exists.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Lawful Good is Not Lawful Perfect at January 12, 2022 01:08 PM (XvPQV)

321 I was exaggerating in order to make my point. In reality you'd posted that the returns were great because you didn't understand that the two were connected whatsoever.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022 01:07 PM (6K3w/)

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Of course they're connected. But if my returns are greater than inflation, I'd have to be insane not to want that. I can't believe this is debatable.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 01:08 PM (OalnH)

322 Yes, but there is now a surplus of hair sniffing Presidents.

Posted by: So we got that goin' for us! at January 12, 2022 01:08 PM (RH/7F)

323 > I remember the outcry at Olivia Newton John's song. It was "overtly sexual" and "in bad taste" and aimed to "corrupt the youth."

I noped out after ten seconds. That music video looked like what I imagine a gay porno would look like.

Posted by: bonhomme at January 12, 2022 01:09 PM (x980n)

324 Ugh ugh ugh. Luckily I'm not in immediate proximity to a never Trump idiot or gimme gimme gimme commiecrat right now. I don't know that I could restrain my desire to smack them repeatedly.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at January 12, 2022 01:09 PM (3cGpq)

325 >>Western states are all majority federal land. You would be shocked at the numbers. Its crazy.70 80% or more federal land.


Federally Administered Lands. The Deeds still belong to the respective States.

Posted by: garrett at January 12, 2022 01:09 PM (zDEs6)

326
Then, by Executive order, due to the emergency, slash regulations INCLUDING those placed by the States that exceed National Regulations.

Things like the silly Calif CARB standards.

The Economy is organic, and if you get off its back, it will soar.
Posted by: Romeo13


Yeah, that's in the other 15 idears.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 12, 2022 01:09 PM (zWpOF)

327 Federally Administered Lands. The Deeds still belong to the respective States.
Posted by: garrett at January 12, 2022 01:09 PM (zDEs6)



I have never heard that. Interesting in a SHTF way.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 12, 2022 01:10 PM (yQpMk)

328 Anna Torv.
Posted by: kraken at January 12, 2022 01:01 PM (6Je/Q

Manna Torv

Posted by: ... at January 12, 2022 01:10 PM (cENgf)

329 Have the Supremes issued their fiats yet?

Posted by: kraken at January 12, 2022 01:11 PM (6Je/Q)

330 >>I have never heard that.


Nevada acted on it in the 90s.

Posted by: garrett at January 12, 2022 01:11 PM (zDEs6)

331 Of course they're connected. But if my returns are greater than inflation, I'd have to be insane not to want that. I can't believe this is debatable.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 01:08 PM (OalnH)

**

That's the entire point. They're not. We've already discussed this and you still don't understand it.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022 01:11 PM (6K3w/)

332 You would be shocked at the numbers. Its crazy.70 80% or more federal land.

Yeah some states barely have any private land, like Nevada ( 84.9% federal). My state Oregon is over half federal land (52.9%)

https://ballotpedia.org/Federal_land_ownership_by_state

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 12, 2022 01:11 PM (KZzsI)

333 Have the Supremes issued their fiats yet?
Posted by: kraken at January 12, 2022 01:11 PM (6Je/Q)



Roberts is trying to write both opinions.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 12, 2022 01:11 PM (yQpMk)

334 Yeah, Brandon has nothing to with any of this... To him, inflation happens in his trousers, right before his butt gets wiped. Sum total of his input.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 12, 2022 01:11 PM (hQ23g)

335 That's it fellows, we're in the Rusa Tika business.

Posted by: Corporal King, eyeing the empty store shelves at January 12, 2022 01:11 PM (LCbYb)

336 Government land used to accommodate the illegal hordes coming across?

Posted by: Ziba at January 12, 2022 01:12 PM (S1hrL)

337 Biden ran on the "Build Back Broke" plan for America.

Posted by: Lady in Black at January 12, 2022 01:12 PM (sVtYq)

338 That unimpeachable source of news, CNN, reported in September that natural gas prices had risen 180% in one year. Gee. I wonder why. And why aren't home heating costs factored into voodoo inflation numbers?

Posted by: kathysaysso at January 12, 2022 01:12 PM (vkS2Z)

339 If you believe only 7% there is a bridge in Brooklyn I would like to sell you

Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 12, 2022 01:12 PM (V9UAC)

340 Government land used to accommodate the illegal hordes coming across?
Posted by: Ziba


Let's try the inverse.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 12, 2022 01:12 PM (zWpOF)

341 Victory lap time! I just heard the good news that under my administration America scored the biggest money change in forty years! Forty, damn it! That's really something big! Better than Reagan even, never mind the Big Liar Trump.

You're welcome America.

Posted by: Sundown Joe Biden at January 12, 2022 01:13 PM (utMrO)

342
"President Biden, dealing heroically with the disastrous economy left by the Trump regime..."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 12, 2022 01:13 PM (/U27+)

343 I never understood what they intended to " build back". Things were pretty damned good as I recall.

Posted by: kraken at January 12, 2022 01:13 PM (6Je/Q)

344 >>Government land used to accommodate the illegal hordes coming across?


A lot of that BLM land could use the fertilizer.

Posted by: garrett at January 12, 2022 01:13 PM (zDEs6)

345 Has Brandon talked about what he did to survive in the Great Depression?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 12, 2022 01:13 PM (eGTCV)

346 Western states are all majority federal land. You would be shocked at the numbers. Its crazy.70 80% or more federal land.
Posted by: USNtakim deplorable still. at January 12, 2022 01:08 PM (0OmEj)


Gaylord and Slick did a lot of that. Don't the states have any ability to tell them to fuck off?

Posted by: Captain Hate won't forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at January 12, 2022 01:13 PM (y7DUB)

347 Here's a better Olivia Newton-John song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IFQZyxxyyM

Posted by: zmdavid at January 12, 2022 01:14 PM (xqRaG)

348 327 Federally Administered Lands. The Deeds still belong to the respective States.
Posted by: garrett at January 12, 2022 01:09 PM (zDEs6)

I have never heard that. Interesting in a SHTF way.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 12, 2022 01:10 PM (yQpMk)

That was actually one of the base problems with the whole Bundy Ranch debacle. Land was owned by the State, but administered by the Feds. Bundies had a longstanding agreement with the State, but the Feds came in and changed the rules, and got an environmentalist judge to agree with THEM, that the agreements with the Bundies no longer mattered.

But the real start was Harry Reid's Son needed water rights which ran through that land, to build a subdivision.

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 12, 2022 01:14 PM (oHd/0)

349 A lot of the so called Federal land in the western states is so poor a cockroach would need 100 acres to scratch a living from.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 12, 2022 01:14 PM (o2MD2)

350 Gaylord and Slick did a lot of that. Don't the states have any ability to tell them to fuck off?

Posted by: Captain Hate won't forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at January 12, 2022 01:13 PM (y7DUB)

I guess the better question is, "Who in power in those states would want to"?

Posted by: ... at January 12, 2022 01:15 PM (cENgf)

351 346 Western states are all majority federal land. You would be shocked at the numbers. Its crazy.70 80% or more federal land.
Posted by: USNtakim deplorable still. at January 12, 2022 01:08 PM (0OmEj)

Gaylord and Slick did a lot of that. Don't the states have any ability to tell them to fuck off?
Posted by: Captain Hate won't forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at January 12, 2022 01:13 PM (y7DUB)

You are talking like States have rights. What a quaint old notion.

Posted by: kraken at January 12, 2022 01:15 PM (6Je/Q)

352 "Build Back Better" = the "Green New Deal"

Less prosperity for the plebs. You'll own nothing and be happy.

The oligarchs don't see a decline in their standard of living.

Posted by: Revenant at January 12, 2022 01:15 PM (b9Gb2)

353 343 I never understood what they intended to " build back". Things were pretty damned good as I recall.


jobs in the public sector

and they destroyed the private sector to do it

Posted by: Black Orchid at January 12, 2022 01:15 PM (j9HX3)

354 ONJ Trivia: Her grandfather was Nobel Laureate, Max Born.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder at January 12, 2022 01:15 PM (SH2Zi)

355 Gaylord and Slick did a lot of that.

Not really. They added a few million acres of parks and stuff like that but the federal ownership of western lands goes back way before them.

Government land used to accommodate the illegal hordes coming across?

Are you kidding? They put illegals into cities and towns, not rural areas. Most of the federal land is in parks, wilderness areas, and places nobody lives anyway like most of Nevada.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 12, 2022 01:15 PM (KZzsI)

356 FJB read excerpts from his Letter from the Birmingham Jail when he was arrested with MKL while marching in Selma. He got there by riding a bus with Rosa Parks, who he insisted must sit at the front of the bus.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 12, 2022 01:15 PM (F4b8f)

357 Has Brandon talked about what he did to survive in the Great Depression?
Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 12, 2022 01:13 PM (eGTCV)

That was around the time he he got old started crapping himself uncontrollably. He made manure for Dow Chemical.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 12, 2022 01:15 PM (hQ23g)

358 >>>Has Brandon talked about what he did to survive in the Great Depression?
=================
Well, we used to enjoy watching FDR on television doing his fireplace speeches. You know the thing he used to do? That thing.

Posted by: Sundown Joe Biden at January 12, 2022 01:15 PM (utMrO)

359 Believe what you want about corporate ownership and rentals, but the fact remains that they're buying up entire subdivisions and taking away that path to wealth.
Posted by: Moron Robbie

___

It's not what I believe. It's facts. 90% of all rentals, nationally are in the hands of people/companies that own fewer than 10 rentals. And of that 90%, 73% of all rentals are owned by individuals.

https://tinyurl.com/ywv3jrkp


Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 01:16 PM (OalnH)

360
Inflation is the fault of all those evil, greedy cigar-smoking corporate executives at Big Meat who are just raising prices without any rhyme or reason other than profits!

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 12, 2022 01:16 PM (n+4am)

361 334 Yeah, Brandon has nothing to with any of this... To him, inflation happens in his trousers, right before his butt gets wiped. Sum total of his input.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 12, 2022 01:11 PM (hQ23g)

His moments of lucidity are never unifying nor cordial. He's an evil fuck who still maintains enough influence to fuck things up.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 12, 2022 01:16 PM (KbCG3)

362 Has Brandon talked about what he did to survive in the Great Depression?
Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 12, 2022 01:13 PM (eGTCV)



Then it don't matter. I'll be all around in the dark - I'll be everywhere. Wherever you can look - wherever there's a fight, so hungry people can eat, I'll be there. Wherever there's a cop beatin' up a guy, I'll be there. I'll be in the way guys yell when they're mad. I'll be in the way kids laugh when they're hungry and they know supper's ready, and when the people are eatin' the stuff they raise and livin' in the houses they build - I'll be there, too.

Posted by: Brandon at January 12, 2022 01:16 PM (yQpMk)

363 Yes, but with all due respect you've posted that you also believe 25% inflation is awesome because you are seeing 10% returns.

Believe what you want about corporate ownership and rentals, but the fact remains that they're buying up entire subdivisions and taking away that path to wealth.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022 01:04 PM (6K3w/)

Zillow and Blackrock are parts of it, but the biggest part is the need for new housing stock. Currently, the US has a need for about 7M new housing units, but there is very little construction going on because of the cost of materials, and local governments wanting 4 houses on 1 lot housing density.

Plus, nobody really builds subdivisions of starter homes because the profit margins are razor thin especially since people want top line appliances and granite countertops throughout.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at January 12, 2022 01:16 PM (I8FKK)

364 McConnell is such a loathsome toad.

He literally looks like a Muppet.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at January 12, 2022 01:16 PM (wj03l)

365 My wheelbarrow futures will really fly in a few years; and I'm dumping my toilet paper stocks unless the Fed switches over to plasticized banknotes.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 12, 2022 01:17 PM (UHVv4)

366 There are so many national forests in the west it's crazy. Millions and millions of acres of natural resources that cannot be touched. And yah sure, preserve some nature, but not ALL OF IT.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 01:17 PM (OalnH)

367 364 McConnell is such a loathsome toad.

He literally looks like a Muppet.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at January 12, 2022 01:16 PM (wj03l)

Nazi Pelosi looks like Woke Joker.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 12, 2022 01:17 PM (eGTCV)

368 > Gaylord and Slick did a lot of that.

Yep. Some Dutch company had rights to seven billion tons of coal in Utah. Slick Willy signed new legislation that made it impossible for them to build the roads to mine it out. Just like that they were out a trillion dollars or so.

Posted by: bonhomme at January 12, 2022 01:17 PM (x980n)

369 FJB read excerpts from his Letter from the Birmingham Jail when he was arrested with MKL while marching in Selma. He got there by riding a bus with Rosa Parks, who he insisted must sit at the front of the bus.

You read the twitter defense of this its either "dude he was joking" or "how dare you!!!"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 12, 2022 01:17 PM (KZzsI)

370 Laugh of the day: The Mike Pence presidential exploratory committee. Visiting ia and NH.

Mikes people, if you are reading this, know that I will walk over hot coals to NOT vote for mike pence. I don't care if it means 4 more years of brandon or president Durbin.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 12, 2022 01:18 PM (F4b8f)

371 349 A lot of the so called Federal land in the western states is so poor a cockroach would need 100 acres to scratch a living from.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 12, 2022 01:14 PM (o2MD2)

What I realized a few years ago, is that you never have large forest fires on the East coast... they are always Denver West. Why? They all burn State and Fed owned Land... because if it was privately owned land, like on the East Coast, the owners would take care of it to make sure it would not burn down.

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 12, 2022 01:18 PM (oHd/0)

372 Mitch McTurtle is speaking in the Senate now, calling-out Biden for yesterday's disgraceful speech and for advocating the end of the filibuster so Joe's party, without a Senate majority, can change the election laws in for EVERY STATE. Very good speech, IMHO.

Posted by: Gref at January 12, 2022 01:18 PM (AMIL/)

373 But the real start was Harry Reid's Son needed water rights which ran through that land, to build a subdivision.
Posted by: Romeo13

It's a club - and we aren't in it.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 12, 2022 01:18 PM (mD/uy)

374 >>there is very little construction going on because of the cost of materials, and local governments wanting 4 houses on 1 lot housing density.


This is patently false. Construction is booming in all of the areas the urban diaspora are fleeing to.

Posted by: garrett at January 12, 2022 01:19 PM (zDEs6)

375 This busty blonde with a bit of (in)sideboob resents and hates being robbed via inflation:
https://is.gd/JdcaFG

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2022 01:19 PM (DU+/6)

376 Laugh of the day: The Mike Pence presidential exploratory committee. Visiting ia and NH.

Mikes people, if you are reading this, know that I will walk over hot coals to NOT vote for mike pence. I don't care if it means 4 more years of brandon or president Durbin.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 12, 2022 01:18 PM (F4b8f)

This.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder at January 12, 2022 01:19 PM (SH2Zi)

377 Pence couldn't draw a crowd in Puerto Rico if he was passing out free heroin already loaded up in needles.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 12, 2022 01:19 PM (o2MD2)

378 Inflation? Imagine that.

Biden spends trillions faster than he fills up his Depends.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 12, 2022 01:20 PM (zc6wW)

379 "Break Back Broke" It's the tapioca talkin'.

Posted by: klaftern at January 12, 2022 01:20 PM (taPSh)

380 This busty blonde with a bit of (in)sideboob resents and hates being robbed via inflation:
https://is.gd/JdcaFG

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2022 01:19 PM (DU+/6)

Claudia Schiffer?

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder at January 12, 2022 01:20 PM (SH2Zi)

381 >>What I realized a few years ago, is that you never have large forest fires on the East coast... they are always Denver West. Why? They all burn State and Fed owned Land... because if it was privately owned land, like on the East Coast, the owners would take care of it to make sure it would not burn down.


Forest Fires are a Cottage Industry. Seriously.

They insure they have a few huge fires, every year, for them to piss monies on.

Posted by: garrett at January 12, 2022 01:20 PM (zDEs6)

382 368 Yep. Some Dutch company had rights to seven billion tons of coal in Utah. Slick Willy signed new legislation that made it impossible for them to build the roads to mine it out. Just like that they were out a trillion dollars or so.

low-sulfur coal, iirc. unusually clean burning.

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at January 12, 2022 01:20 PM (sGtp+)

383 372. Motherfucker should have spent less time fighting Trump. Only now, he gets the dem plans? Nah. Theater

Posted by: CN at January 12, 2022 01:20 PM (ONvIw)

384 Zillow and Blackrock are parts of it, but the biggest part is the need for new housing stock. Currently, the US has a need for about 7M new housing units, but there is very little construction going on because of the cost of materials, and local governments wanting 4 houses on 1 lot housing density.


Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at January 12, 2022 01:16 PM (I8FKK)

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Zillow is out of that business since they couldn't make it profitable. And you're right this is a supply issue. Too few housing units to meet demand. Econ 101.

Part of the problem is the zoning. People don't want high density housing in their area. And for good reason. But the left is pushing to change this. CA has done away with single family housing zoning. Will this drive prices down? Maybe. But in exchange for that is you'll have Section 8 neighbors next to your $1M house.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 01:20 PM (OalnH)

385 his busty blonde with a bit of (in)sideboob resents and hates being robbed via inflation:
https://is.gd/JdcaFG
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2022 01:19 PM (DU+/6)
=============
reminiscent of Claudia Schiffer

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 12, 2022 01:20 PM (utMrO)

386 Biden is just the figurehead, the face that makes sounds for the cameras

the real presidency is a committee that meets at 0bama's house in Kalorama

Posted by: DB - disgraced traffic cone designer at January 12, 2022 01:20 PM (geLO8)

387 who needs food anyway?

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at January 12, 2022 01:20 PM (h1jJh)

388 I imagine Pence is being managed into this " run talk". He is a Uniparty fixture now.

Posted by: kraken at January 12, 2022 01:21 PM (6Je/Q)

389 Believe what you want about corporate ownership and rentals, but the fact remains that they're buying up entire subdivisions and taking away that path to wealth.
___
It's not what I believe. It's facts. 90% of all rentals, nationally are in the hands of people/companies that own fewer than 10 rentals. And of that 90%, 73% of all rentals are owned by individuals.
Posted by: Joe XiDen

*
Yes, you win the argument against something that I didn't post about or comment on at all.

There are plenty of people renting homes. I agree. Thanks for posting my original argument btw. "the fact remains that they're buying up entire subdivisions and taking away that path to wealth."

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022 01:21 PM (6K3w/)

390 370 yes. Pence is a fraud

Posted by: CN at January 12, 2022 01:21 PM (ONvIw)

391 The great thing about inflation is it makes those pesky big numbers in my bank account smaller and easier to manage. Two digits is easier than three digits.

Winning!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 12, 2022 01:21 PM (4fSQf)

392 >>his busty blonde with a bit of (in)sideboob resents and hates being robbed via inflation:

that looks like a Bell helmet

Posted by: DB - disgraced traffic cone designer at January 12, 2022 01:21 PM (geLO8)

393 You win, Joe Xiden. You win. We're done. You win. You're the winner. Consider yourself the winner in any future conversation as well.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022 01:22 PM (6K3w/)

394 The Daily Mail ran this graphic:

One wonders how much of those other numbers can be directly attributed to the 60% gasoline number.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at January 12, 2022 01:22 PM (EjmvJ)

395 What I realized a few years ago, is that you never have large forest fires on the East coast... they are always Denver West. Why? They all burn State and Fed owned Land... because if it was privately owned land, like on the East Coast, the owners would take care of it to make sure it would not burn down.
Posted by: Romeo13 at January 12, 2022 01:18 PM (oHd/0)

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Well that and the fact the east gets a lot of rain in the summer while the west, you know, doesn't.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 01:22 PM (OalnH)

396 388 I imagine Pence is being managed into this " run talk". He is a Uniparty fixture now.
Posted by: kraken at January 12, 2022 01:21 PM (6Je/Q)

Seemingly the only member of Trump's administration the uniparty never went after.

Odd, that.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 12, 2022 01:22 PM (KbCG3)

397 167 To say nothing of housing, gas and vehicles.

I'd been looking at 3/2 houses; several that I'd tagged were sold quick and are now listed "for rent."
My mortgage broker tells me last year these investors bought up all the $150k to $250k houses and are now buying all the $250k to $400k houses.

The middle class is being robbed and driven out
Posted by: Well at January 12, 2022 12:48 PM (o6hCV)


I get phone messages and texts at least 3-4 times a week from entities that want to buy my house.

Fuck 'em. Ain't sellin'.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at January 12, 2022 01:22 PM (Fs5vw)

398 > especially since people want top line appliances

It's because appliances are shit now. I spent $650 on a KitchenAid dishwasher that was on a deep discount. Like 40% or something like that.

The damn thing lasted three years before the motor AND the control board went out.

I hired a guy to see what was up, because it was throwing serious trouble codes and I thought something might be done. He told me he sees this all the time. Most of the big name brands, even the pricy ones, don't last at all.

The bastards even had a fuse in the control board that was pinned and soldered in so you couldn't change THE FUSE without damaging the board.

Posted by: bonhomme at January 12, 2022 01:22 PM (x980n)

399 I live alone now and going to the grocery store and ending up with 5-6 plastic bags costs me at least $100 with no meat purchased. I can't even imagine having a family of 4 to shop for as I used to have. Guess they are buying a lot of cheap processed food to get by.

Who knew that a lifelong grifter who never held an honest job in his life would be so bad versus a lifelong businessman.

Posted by: Cheri at January 12, 2022 01:23 PM (oiNtH)

400 What I realized a few years ago, is that you never have large forest fires on the East coast... they are always Denver West. Why? They all burn State and Fed owned Land... because if it was privately owned land, like on the East Coast, the owners would take care of it to make sure it would not burn down.
Posted by: Romeo13 at January 12, 2022 01:18 PM (oHd/0)
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Well, and the major factor that the east is wet and the west is dry...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2022 01:23 PM (DU+/6)

401 396. He made Barr look loyal

Posted by: CN at January 12, 2022 01:23 PM (ONvIw)

402 396 388 I imagine Pence is being managed into this " run talk". He is a Uniparty fixture now.
Posted by: kraken at January 12, 2022 01:21 PM (6Je/Q)

Seemingly the only member of Trump's administration the uniparty never went after.

Odd, that.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 12, 2022 01:22 PM (KbCG3)

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I look forward to him spending $150 million to drop out the day after SC.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 12, 2022 01:23 PM (LvTSG)

403 Yeah, Brandon has nothing to with any of this... To him, inflation happens in his trousers, right before his butt gets wiped. Sum total of his input.

Shows what you know. That's my output. My input is pudding. Yummy, yummy tapioca.

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 12, 2022 01:23 PM (pQItU)

404 >>>A lot of the so called Federal land in the western states is so poor a cockroach would need 100 acres to scratch a living from.

But plenty of radioactivity for all!

Posted by: Citizen Cake at January 12, 2022 01:23 PM (HmZuC)

405 OK Moron Robbie, keep fighting an imaginary enemy if you must. You're like the left was in the 2000s with Haliburton and the Koch Brothers.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 01:23 PM (OalnH)

406 I never understood what they intended to " build back". Things were pretty damned good as I recall.
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If you Google Translate "Make America Great Again" into Chinese and then back to English again you get "Build Back Better".

Posted by: ... at January 12, 2022 01:24 PM (cENgf)

407 >> Slick Willy signed new legislation that made it impossible for them to build the roads to mine it out. Just like that they were out a trillion dollars or so.

also, a big donor to the Clinton slush fund had his own coal rights outside the US, and didn't want the competition

I forget the exact details, but that's the gist

Posted by: DB - disgraced traffic cone designer at January 12, 2022 01:24 PM (geLO8)

408 383 372. Motherfucker should have spent less time fighting Trump. Only now, he gets the dem plans? Nah. Theater

Posted by: CN at January 12, 2022 01:20 PM (ONvIw)


Agreed, but it was entertaining theater, hearing a Republican bite back at Puddin' Head's lies and his Deplorables Be Damned to Hell rhetoric.

Posted by: Gref at January 12, 2022 01:24 PM (AMIL/)

409 Yeah, modern top of the line big box store appliances are worse than cheap-ass bottom shelf crap from twenty years ago.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022 01:24 PM (6K3w/)

410 392 >>his busty blonde with a bit of (in)sideboob resents and hates being robbed via inflation:

that looks like a Bell helmet
Posted by: DB - disgraced traffic cone designer at January 12, 2022 01:21 PM (geLO

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Helmet?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at January 12, 2022 01:24 PM (CAJOC)

411 It's temporary.

You'll die and then prices won't be important to you.

Posted by: Axeman at January 12, 2022 01:24 PM (XHhHI)

412 And now for something completely different, Betty Does Darwin.

https://youtu.be/v0s_uryX9Jc

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 12, 2022 01:24 PM (FVME7)

413 408 but still lies

Posted by: CN at January 12, 2022 01:24 PM (ONvIw)

414 I really do not care that inflation is a world wide issue preezy rutabaga. I care what's happening in the US. Not just inflation but the hoped for taking over of all my freedoms by the central planners in DC. FJB

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at January 12, 2022 01:25 PM (2NHgQ)

415 Pence. Sanctimonious grifters are especially loathsome.

Posted by: kraken at January 12, 2022 01:25 PM (6Je/Q)

416 >>Well, and the major factor that the east is wet and the west is dry...


Honestly, it is the FS. They are 100% responsible for the destruction by fire in our national forests.

Private holdings don't burn, even out West, because that is inventory burning. They put out every fire, immediately.

The Feds are fond of letting things burn until they need Emergency Funding. It is a huge scam.

Posted by: garrett at January 12, 2022 01:25 PM (zDEs6)

417 Heartbreak, living along, might increase health risks among men

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/496536/

Via...um...ya know...

Posted by: Robert at January 12, 2022 01:25 PM (KoYhj)

418 I'm hoping Biden runs out of people willing to change his diaper.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 12, 2022 01:25 PM (eGTCV)

419 The bastards even had a fuse in the control board that was pinned and soldered in so you couldn't change THE FUSE without damaging the board.
Posted by: bonhomme

Not like back in the day. We had a washing machine/dryer, refrigerator, etc. that lasted for years with no repairs and would probably survive a nuclear attack.

Posted by: Cheri at January 12, 2022 01:26 PM (oiNtH)

420 Fires every year in the west are results of poor management largely on Federal land. The fuel load is huge. There is no effort to burn controlled no effort to harvest. Just a zero fire system that lets Forrest land choke. Now add droughts.... Fire fire fire. All courtesy of uncle sugar.

Posted by: USNtakim deplorable still. at January 12, 2022 01:26 PM (0OmEj)

421 Also, most of the Western Forest Biomes REQUIRE Fire for regenerative growth.

It's baked into the cake in the Pine Forests of the West.

Posted by: garrett at January 12, 2022 01:26 PM (zDEs6)

422 They need to run Pence so he can "dish the dirt" (lies) on Trump during the primaries. That will be his sole purpose.

No one running against Trump will even be a gnat on a windshield but Pence can make it "interesting" and set up the Narrative for the fake general election.

Posted by: ... at January 12, 2022 01:26 PM (cENgf)

423 402 396 388 I imagine Pence is being managed into this " run talk". He is a Uniparty fixture now.
Posted by: kraken at January 12, 2022 01:21 PM (6Je/Q)

Seemingly the only member of Trump's administration the uniparty never went after.

Odd, that.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 12, 2022 01:22 PM (KbCG3)

I look forward to him spending $150 million to drop out the day after SC.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 12, 2022 01:23 PM (LvTSG)

Won't make it that far. What's his pitch? You get the Trump administration without Trump?

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 12, 2022 01:27 PM (KbCG3)

424 418 I'm hoping Biden runs out of people willing to change his diaper.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 12, 2022 01:25 PM (eGTCV)

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Would he notice?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at January 12, 2022 01:27 PM (CAJOC)

425 Inflation is the fault of all those evil, greedy cigar-smoking corporate executives at Big Meat who are just raising prices without any rhyme or reason other than profits!

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 12, 2022 01:16 PM (n+4am)

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The Paolo, he was Big Meat before Big Meat was cool.

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 12, 2022 01:27 PM (lETtf)

426 Remember when Pelousy said recently that Biteum was a "perfect president?" Yeah...

Posted by: Lady in Black at January 12, 2022 01:27 PM (sVtYq)

427 Pence?

The guy who could've stopped this nightmare or at the worst could've check to see how legit this "win" was?

Buuuut, he couldn't be bothered.

Yeah. No.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 12, 2022 01:27 PM (KCKTN)

428 It has been known like, forever, that people die from a broken heart.

Posted by: kraken at January 12, 2022 01:27 PM (6Je/Q)

429 423 Won't make it that far. What's his pitch? You get the Trump administration without Trump?
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 12, 2022 01:27 PM (KbCG3)

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In order to differentiate himself to the electorate an appeal to the donors, he'll go full Never Trump.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 12, 2022 01:27 PM (LvTSG)

430 372 Mitch McTurtle is speaking in the Senate now, calling-out Biden for yesterday's disgraceful speech and for advocating the end of the filibuster so Joe's party, without a Senate majority, can change the election laws in for EVERY STATE. Very good speech, IMHO.

Posted by: Gref at January 12, 2022 01:18 PM (AMIL/)

I didn't hear the speech, but it wouldn't surprise me, actually. McConnell is very good when it comes to defending the institution of the Senate. Where he falls a little short is defending the principles of conservatism, especially when he has all the help he needs from the White House.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 12, 2022 01:28 PM (mdjgu)

431 Which is why I joke about the Panic Cycle of California...

It's Burning!

It's Flooding!


Mudslides!


Drought!

Rinse. Repeat. Annually.

Posted by: garrett at January 12, 2022 01:28 PM (zDEs6)

432 Ace posted - The Daily Mail ran this graphic: (US commodity price increases)

In the same article Daily Mail includes charts showing inflation in the US is higher than in Japan and major EU nations. Talk details not generalities about that, Joe.

Posted by: Gref at January 12, 2022 01:28 PM (AMIL/)

433 I'm hoping Biden runs out of people willing to change his diaper.

Dr. Mommy says they'll get heavy with old dinner and fall off if they're not changed. So I'll be okay.

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 12, 2022 01:28 PM (pQItU)

434 422 They need to run Pence so he can "dish the dirt" (lies) on Trump during the primaries. That will be his sole purpose.

No one running against Trump will even be a gnat on a windshield but Pence can make it "interesting" and set up the Narrative for the fake general election.
Posted by: ... at January 12, 2022 01:26 PM (cENgf)

Nah. The Trump admin is mined ground. There's nowhere left to dig.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 12, 2022 01:28 PM (KbCG3)

435 428 It has been known like, forever, that people die from a broken heart.
Posted by: kraken at January 12, 2022 01:27 PM (6Je/Q)

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"See?!"
-George Lucas

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 12, 2022 01:28 PM (LvTSG)

436 Sports equipment seems like an odd addition here, "oh no honey, thre price of eggs, milk and goalie pads addre through the roof!" especially since in England they don't even need mouth guards for their sports.

Posted by: Rbastid at January 12, 2022 01:28 PM (aqT8R)

437 Next up...tax increases. On everything

Posted by: torabora at January 12, 2022 01:28 PM (TYS2T)

438 424 418 I'm hoping Biden runs out of people willing to change his diaper.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 12, 2022 01:25 PM (eGTCV)

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Would he notice?
Posted by: No One of Consequence at January 12, 2022 01:27 PM (CAJOC)

Wouldn't the rash start to get painful?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 12, 2022 01:28 PM (eGTCV)

439 It's temporary.

You'll die and then prices won't be important to you.
Posted by: Axeman at January 12, 2022 01:24 PM (XHhHI)


Well hello, ray of sunshine!

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 12, 2022 01:29 PM (Ez6QX)

440 Pentagon comms show US paid for China virus, then Fraudci, et al., covered up the source, while denying potentially effective therapeutics for no rational motive other than elite profit-seeking.

It is time for Nuremberg 2.0, and prompt hangings. Enough of this shit.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder at January 12, 2022 01:29 PM (SH2Zi)

441 429 423 Won't make it that far. What's his pitch? You get the Trump administration without Trump?
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 12, 2022 01:27 PM (KbCG3)

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In order to differentiate himself to the electorate an appeal to the donors, he'll go full Never Trump.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 12, 2022 01:27 PM (LvTSG)

Which is a non-starter in 2024, as evidenced by all polling to date.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 12, 2022 01:29 PM (KbCG3)

442 >> Fires every year in the west are results of poor management largely on Federal land. The fuel load is huge. ...
Posted by: USNtakim deplorable still.


this guy gets it
they won't let companies log out the beetle-killed timber

it's an apocalypse of fire, just waiting to happen

Posted by: DB - disgraced traffic cone designer at January 12, 2022 01:29 PM (geLO8)

443 441
In order to differentiate himself to the electorate an appeal to the donors, he'll go full Never Trump.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 12, 2022 01:27 PM (LvTSG)

Which is a non-starter in 2024, as evidenced by all polling to date.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 12, 2022 01:29 PM (KbCG3)

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And yet, do you think the Never Trump donor class realizes that?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 12, 2022 01:30 PM (LvTSG)

444 You gotta decide which side you're on! Are you on George Wallace's side!

Or are you gonna wipe my butt?!

Posted by: President Charlie Foxtrot at January 12, 2022 01:30 PM (XHhHI)

445 I am guessing that the extremist left do see Biden as perfect.

He's easy to make do whatever the thinkers and planners want, and takes all the blame and heat for their ideas.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 12, 2022 01:30 PM (KZzsI)

446 443 441
In order to differentiate himself to the electorate an appeal to the donors, he'll go full Never Trump.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 12, 2022 01:27 PM (LvTSG)

Which is a non-starter in 2024, as evidenced by all polling to date.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 12, 2022 01:29 PM (KbCG3)

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And yet, do you think the Never Trump donor class realizes that?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 12, 2022 01:30 PM (LvTSG)

Not saying he won't raise a bunch of money but he won't make it to SC, that's for damn sure.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 12, 2022 01:30 PM (KbCG3)

447 Make America Built Back Better!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 12, 2022 01:31 PM (F4b8f)

448
The Feds are fond of letting things burn until they need Emergency Funding. It is a huge scam.
Posted by: garrett at January 12, 2022 01:25 PM (zDEs6)

I used to be a lumberjack adjacent to a huge amount of federal land. Getting permits to do more than a small amount of cutting in there was impossible... a gang of crooked simpletons in DC, who have never set foot outside of an urban area in their entire worthless waste-of-skin existences have a phone book sized list of reasons why unmitigated deathtrap forests are The Way Mother Nature Intended™.

We're lorded over by the stupidest cohort in society, and the lack of wildland mitigation is a huge, visible indicator of just how stupid and ignorant this government is. The appropriate solution is to remove millions of acres of beetle-kill in the Western US, and use it to burn every last building in Washington DC to rubble.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 12, 2022 01:31 PM (hQ23g)

449 Pence couldn't have sopped anything. Dems would have brought it to supreme court and would have won.

Posted by: runner at January 12, 2022 01:31 PM (QS3Sf)

450 In order to differentiate himself to the electorate an appeal to the donors, he'll go full Never Trump.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 12, 2022 01:27 PM (LvTSG)

He won't be running to win. It will all be as leverage against Trump. Imagine his own vice president dealing out planned scripted focus-tested blows in prime time. Beautiful grist for a media mill that otherwise has ZILCH on Trump.

Is it gonna land anywhere if Cruz or Rubio or some Bushie is insulting Trump? But Pence? You betcha.

Posted by: ... at January 12, 2022 01:31 PM (cENgf)

451 446 And yet, do you think the Never Trump donor class realizes that?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 12, 2022 01:30 PM (LvTSG)

Not saying he won't raise a bunch of money but he won't make it to SC, that's for damn sure.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 12, 2022 01:30 PM (KbCG3)

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I say SC because a lot of money will be getting spent that will guarantee large ad buys through NH and SC. He'll have to stay in just to get those payments through to the donors' favorite consultants.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 12, 2022 01:31 PM (LvTSG)

452 Plus, nobody really builds subdivisions of starter homes because the profit margins are razor thin especially since people want top line appliances and granite countertops throughout.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at January 12, 2022 01:16 PM (I8FKK)

Well it used to be that you hung around your starter home for a few years, and then got the hell out as you moved up the ladder and got yourself a bigger home. Then your starter home got passed on to somebody else needing a starter home. There are a shit ton of starter homes out there, whole developments of them that were built decades ago. People just aren't getting out of them for one reason or another. I stayed way too long in the house I just sold. I should have upgraded 20 years ago, but I was fat and happy..until I ran out of room. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 12, 2022 01:32 PM (VwHCD)

453 Future Pence Lies About Trump:

Trump planned to tear down the Statue of Liberty and erect a solid Gold statue of Zeppo Marx!

Posted by: naturalfake at January 12, 2022 01:32 PM (KCKTN)

454 Mike Pence's hair is too snug to his skull. It makes me think he's hiding something. Possibly his hair is mobile. Sneaks away at night to assault children.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 12, 2022 01:33 PM (pQItU)

455 Plus, nobody really builds subdivisions of starter homes because the profit margins are razor thin especially since people want top line appliances and granite countertops throughout.
Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at January 12, 2022 01:16 PM (I8FKK)

Aren't all the margins in selling those upgrades?

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 12, 2022 01:33 PM (z5Vrg)

456 The West has always had fires. What's changed is that the environmentalists, wealthy homeowners in remote areas, and I suspect businesses with significant investments in resources outside the US, have all pushed to prevent the kind of forest management that we've long known prevents massive wildfires. Can't do controlled burns, can't permit logging or other resource extraction on Federal land which would remove excess fuel. Etc. etc. etc.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at January 12, 2022 01:33 PM (wmDcS)

457 Mike I would leap off the Ben Franklin Bridge before I would vote for you

Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 12, 2022 01:33 PM (V9UAC)

458 Not like back in the day. We had a washing machine/dryer, refrigerator, etc. that lasted for years with no repairs and would probably survive a nuclear attack.

Have a GE fridge that is ancient. Still running like a champ. On the other hand, had an LG washer that gave up the ghost after five years. Totally fried.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 12, 2022 01:33 PM (Xrfse)

459 Speaking of executive orders Biden EO insurance companies to provide OTC antigen tests at no charge.1. How can a president legally order a private company to provide any service for free? 2. His own CDC has said that free tests are counter productive and will not result in those who are poor etc. getting access to them. Considering I have a friend who tested herself three times while waiting three days to get a PCR test free tests will just worsen the hysteria of testing.

Posted by: Jen the original at January 12, 2022 01:33 PM (1B4BG)

460 454 Mike Pence's hair is too snug to his skull. It makes me think he's hiding something. Possibly his hair is mobile. Sneaks away at night to assault children.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 12, 2022 01:33 PM (pQItU)

While in the company of Justin Trudeau's eyebrows.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 12, 2022 01:33 PM (eGTCV)

461 I look forward to him spending $150 million to drop out the day after SC.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 12, 2022 01:23 PM (LvTSG)

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Jeb/Pence 2024! Make America Samoa's Electoral College Votes -- Purchased for a Mere $300 Million -- Great Again!

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 12, 2022 01:34 PM (lETtf)

462 Next up, if you don't get the required annual vaccine, you will be denied access to your bank account. It's coming.

Posted by: dantesed at January 12, 2022 01:34 PM (88xKn)

463 >>Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 12, 2022 01:31 PM (hQ23g)


All I know is that I wish I could figure out how to get in on the Forest Fire scam.

Imagine being the guy who supplies all of those brand new pants to all of those firefighters, every fucking year.

Might be as good a scam as the Sweeping Compound that Unions/OSHA require the States Mandate.

Posted by: garrett at January 12, 2022 01:34 PM (zDEs6)

464 Inflation is 7% like Biden's approval is 40%.

Posted by: t-bird at January 12, 2022 01:34 PM (DMQdU)

465 Trump planned to tear down the Statue of Liberty and erect a solid Gold statue of Zeppo Marx!

Posted by: naturalfake at January 12, 2022 01:32 PM (KCKTN)

Since they got rid of all the Confederate statues I wouldn't mind seeing statues of the Marx brothers in the Capitol rotunda. Also Laurel & Hardy.

Posted by: Robert at January 12, 2022 01:34 PM (KoYhj)

466 It has been known like, forever, that people die from a broken heart.
Posted by: kraken at January 12, 2022


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Maybe not often. But it can certainly seem that way.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 01:34 PM (txdEq)

467 Inflation is not Joe's fault. It's a stutter. He was born that way.

Posted by: 496 at January 12, 2022 01:35 PM (VJsqe)

468 Well, Biden has declared anyone Not supporting his vote legislation to be a domestic enemy. Anyone who has sworn an oath to the constitution has sworn a duty to defend against domestic enemies. This has legal ramifications does it not?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 12, 2022 01:35 PM (F4b8f)

469 He won't be running to win. It will all be as leverage against Trump. Imagine his own vice president dealing out planned scripted focus-tested blows in prime time. Beautiful grist for a media mill that otherwise has ZILCH on Trump.

Is it gonna land anywhere if Cruz or Rubio or some Bushie is insulting Trump? But Pence? You betcha.
Posted by: ... at January 12, 2022 01:31 PM (cENgf)

I'm skeptical this would have any impact. At this point, you're either for Trump or you're against him. What could you possibly learn from Mike Pence that you would believe enough to abandon Trump? And if you're for Trump, you're already out on the media, so that's 0-2.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 12, 2022 01:35 PM (KbCG3)

470 My homeowner's insurance went up 58% in one year. My insurance company says they are "normalizing rates to reflect the increase in home values, and cost of replacement for all items including personal property."
$300/month for homeowners insurance. Three years ago it was $109/month

Posted by: Open Channel D at January 12, 2022 01:35 PM (gcQt5)

471 Trump planned to tear down the Statue of Liberty and erect a solid Gold statue of Zeppo Marx!

Posted by: naturalfake at January 12, 2022 01:32 PM (KCKTN)

That just makes me want Trump more

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Lawful Good is Not Lawful Perfect at January 12, 2022 01:35 PM (XvPQV)

472 Came back from the supermarket. Shelves like 1981 Moscow.

Posted by: Regular joe at January 12, 2022 01:36 PM (L9P9s)

473 Pence's elbow bumps with Pelosi said a lot. There was no requirement to shake hands or elbow bump. He was happy to shiv Trump.

Posted by: CN at January 12, 2022 01:36 PM (ONvIw)

474 Are we all feeling the Pencementum?

Posted by: blaster at January 12, 2022 01:36 PM (mbFEM)

475 Have a GE fridge that is ancient. Still running like a champ. On the other hand, had an LG washer that gave up the ghost after five years. Totally fried.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 12, 2022 01:33 PM (Xrfse)

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Our front loader shat the bed a couple years ago. We went old-school with a Speed Queen top loader. Its controls are all mechanical - no 'mother board' to fry.

Posted by: 496 at January 12, 2022 01:36 PM (VJsqe)

476 One word.

SPAM Sammich.

Posted by: Moon Moon at January 12, 2022 01:36 PM (PUsvy)

477 Takotsubo - stress cardiomyopathy. Also known as broken heart syndrome.

Posted by: Biff Pocoroba at January 12, 2022 01:36 PM (YFAIE)

478 I think everyone runs thinking that they can win, they believe it just might happen.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 12, 2022 01:37 PM (KZzsI)

479 Came back from the supermarket. Shelves like 1981 Moscow.
Posted by: Regular joe


You can always blame the speculators.

Posted by: t-bird at January 12, 2022 01:37 PM (DMQdU)

480 Pence couldn't have sopped anything. Dems would have brought it to supreme court and would have won.
Posted by: runner

Then make them do that.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 12, 2022 01:37 PM (F4b8f)

481 'Tis a bold lass that wishes to hear the talking bodies of a scurvy crew what had only kippers and biscuits for the last two months.

Posted by: Lord Admiral Nelson at January 12, 2022 01:37 PM (8LlYR)

482 Speaking of executive orders Biden EO insurance companies to provide OTC antigen tests at no charge.1. How can a president legally order a private company to provide any service for free?
==
If you want to get reimbursed by the government do this . . . CMS mandate to employers.

If you don't want to get fined by the government do this
. . . OSHA mandate to employers

Coercing stooges to do that which you can't do directly. Its basically the FBI playbook.

Posted by: its not funny because its true at January 12, 2022 01:37 PM (YkogS)

483 Yeah King Sooper (Kroger) employees on strike here as of today

Posted by: DB - disgraced traffic cone designer at January 12, 2022 01:37 PM (geLO8)

484 468 I'm on it!

Posted by: Merrick Garland, fighter of imaginary foes at January 12, 2022 01:37 PM (ONvIw)

485 Where I live grocery store shelves are stocked normally ( but prices are definitely higher). The supply chain issues maybe are not soread uniformly?

Posted by: kraken at January 12, 2022 01:37 PM (6Je/Q)

486 The appropriate solution is to remove millions of acres of beetle-kill in the Western US, and use it to burn every last building in Washington DC to rubble.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 12, 2022 01:31 PM (hQ23g)

Okay. Now we're talking solutions.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at January 12, 2022 01:37 PM (Fs5vw)

487 Did the down and dirty, first blush numbers for my buddy's restaurant yesterday for 2021. COGS, up 24%. Labor, up 27%. He raised prices on average 12% in November. Tell me again about this 7% inflation.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * be ungovernable at January 12, 2022 01:38 PM (UBI/d)

488 >>Came back from the supermarket. Shelves like 1981 Moscow.


Big Meat.

... keeping you down.

Posted by: garrett at January 12, 2022 01:38 PM (zDEs6)

489 480 precisely

Posted by: CN at January 12, 2022 01:38 PM (ONvIw)

490 I get tired of gaming out battles in our heads, then choosing not to fight, because the other guys will do whatever.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 12, 2022 01:38 PM (F4b8f)

491 I think everyone runs thinking that they can win, they believe it just might happen.

The winning never stops!

Posted by: Bernie Sanders in His Fourth House at January 12, 2022 01:38 PM (DMQdU)

492 I'm skeptical this would have any impact. At this point, you're either for Trump or you're against him. What could you possibly learn from Mike Pence that you would believe enough to abandon Trump? And if you're for Trump, you're already out on the media, so that's 0-2.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 12, 2022 01:35 PM (KbCG3)

It's not aimed at making people abandon Trump as such. They need a voice other than Democrats and media people that can deliver and give cover to the scripted accusations and manufactured stories. Pence is a respected Christian *Republican*. And his own VP. Who doesn't even believe in him anymore!

It's just to convince the mushy middle or at least give the *appearance* that Trump has some genuine big weakness. Which is all cover for the fake election.

Posted by: ... at January 12, 2022 01:39 PM (cENgf)

493 Pentagon comms show US paid for China virus, then Fraudci, et al., covered up the source, while denying potentially effective therapeutics for no rational motive other than elite profit-seeking.

It is time for Nuremberg 2.0, and prompt hangings. Enough of this shit.
Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder at January 12, 2022 01:29 PM (SH2Zi)

What troubles me about this leak, now, is that this was all known in 2020. But nobody said a word, then. Now that the Wuhan is hurting Biden, this comes out.

Maybe I'm paranoid, but this feels like a leak of facts to end the virus panic before election season.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Lawful Good is Not Lawful Perfect at January 12, 2022 01:39 PM (XvPQV)

494 My homeowner's insurance went up 58% in one year. My insurance company says they are "normalizing rates to reflect the increase in home values, and cost of replacement for all items including personal property."
$300/month for homeowners insurance. Three years ago it was $109/month
Posted by: Open Channel D at January 12, 2022 01:35 PM (gcQt5)
++++
Is your house hugely expensive, or your area highly volatile in some way? My homeowner's last year was $800. For the year.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2022 01:39 PM (DU+/6)

495 409 Yeah, modern top of the line big box store appliances are worse than cheap-ass bottom shelf crap from twenty years ago.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022 01:24 PM (6K3w/)

You can say that again. Our original microwave was 30 years old when we replaced it 8 years ago. Our new microwave is currently awaiting the repairman to come and tell us that our control board is fried and we need to replace it for the 3 time in 8 years.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at January 12, 2022 01:39 PM (I8FKK)

496 Takotsubo - stress cardiomyopathy. Also known as broken heart syndrome.
Posted by: Biff Pocoroba at January 12, 2022 01:36 PM (YFAIE)

No surprise there's a Japanese word for it. Really disappointed that the Germans don't have one. Germans have words for all kinds of weird shit.

Well it's a good thing I'm too shitty for women so I won't worry about dying from a broken heart.

I'll die alone and unloved. Like God intended.

Posted by: Robert at January 12, 2022 01:39 PM (KoYhj)

497 Just bring the beetles to DC.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 12, 2022 01:39 PM (F4b8f)

498 Yes, there's inflation. But an economy is like a blow-up doll. You can't call it a dirty whore and get it pregnant if its uninflated.

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 12, 2022 01:39 PM (pQItU)

499 Are we all feeling the Pencementum?

Yes! Yes!

Posted by: Sandra Flook at January 12, 2022 01:40 PM (Xrfse)

500 I read that Pelosi invited Biteme to give a SOTU on March 1st. Anyone else heard anything about this? I can imagine that if he does do it, it will be from his fake oval office, teleprompters/ear buds, cue cards, and he will be at least an hour late.

Posted by: Cheri at January 12, 2022 01:40 PM (oiNtH)

501 ONJ. OK.

I would get to the ship early to see 20 Minute Workout. I could watch them just for the cardio in it. They were FINE.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 12, 2022 01:40 PM (u82oZ)

502 Next up, if you don't get the required annual vaccine, you will be denied access to your bank account. It's coming.
==
But it will be indirect. Executive Order: IF you want to participate in the FDIC you have to require your depositors to be vaccinated and prove it.

Posted by: its not funny because its true at January 12, 2022 01:40 PM (FzM1M)

503 Where I live grocery store shelves are stocked normally ( but prices are definitely higher). The supply chain issues maybe are not soread uniformly?
Posted by: kraken at January 12, 2022


***
In my regular grocery local chain (not WM or Dollar Tree) there are shortages of pasta, which someone here predicted a while back. But oddly not much else. One of my DT stores is out of paper towels and toilet paper, shades of March 2020, but the grocery is not.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 01:40 PM (txdEq)

504 Maybe I'm paranoid, but this feels like a leak of facts to end the virus panic before election season.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Lawful Good is Not Lawful Perfect at January 12, 2022 01:39 PM (XvPQV)


It's exactly that. They know that keeping the schools shut down is only going to piss off parents, but they're trapped by the power of the teachers unions.

The other piece is that they want to shift away from COVID and focus instead on Jan 6, because they want to try and use the "insurrection" hysteria to smear conservatives.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at January 12, 2022 01:41 PM (wmDcS)

505 No surprise there's a Japanese word for it. Really disappointed that the Germans don't have one. Germans have words for all kinds of weird shit.

Literally "octopus bottle". Because the heart looks like a japanese octopus bottle trap on x ray.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 12, 2022 01:41 PM (F4b8f)

506 We live in a world that is almost entirely mindfuck marketing and persuasion.

Yet as normal people we still want to ascribe motives beyond those things, because that's what makes sense to us.

It doesn't make sense that someone like Pence would run for *no reason* other than to try to fuck with the twenty length frontrunner for his masters.

Posted by: ... at January 12, 2022 01:41 PM (cENgf)

507 Did the down and dirty, first blush numbers for my buddy's restaurant yesterday for 2021. COGS, up 24%. Labor, up 27%. He raised prices on average 12% in November.

Yeah, food prices at restaurants are insane, its 20 bucks for a fast food meal these days. I don't blame the owners. Personnel costs went up, food prices went up, supply prices went up, utility prices went up, taxes went up in a lot of places.

What are they supposed to do? They have to raise prices and eventually they'll raise them to the point people don't think its worth the cost any longer.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 12, 2022 01:41 PM (KZzsI)

508 I didn't hear the speech, but it wouldn't surprise me, actually. McConnell is very good when it comes to defending the institution of the Senate. Where he falls a little short is defending the principles of conservatism, especially when he has all the help he needs from the White House.

Posted by: Darrell Harris

He is defending his own grift source. Absent the filibuster, the Rino chorus that McConnell brokers (some 10-15 senators) goes out of business during minority years. He depends on the filibuster and threat thereof to sell those votes to the Dems in those years.

Really, if the Senate is kept in session, there is no need for a filibuster removal as you can pass legislation under current senate rules by exhausting the list of speakers and their time. Takes weeks to do that but it can be done if the Senate is locked into session and even less if they go round the clock.

Posted by: whig at January 12, 2022 01:41 PM (dCGWj)

509
Of all the stupid shit from I've heard from our retard overlords with regard to forest mitigation, my two favorites are:

1.) You may not remove standing deadwood, because migratory birds need them for nesting. Spoiler Alert: Birds do not nest in dead trees.

2.) You may not remove beetle-kill or beetle-infested trees, because we must let the forest biome take care of it naturally. Spoiler alert: the beetles are an invasive species from China, and the forests of the US never had them before the late '60s.

These people know nothing about any place that doesn't have at least 5 Starbucks stores per square mile.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 12, 2022 01:41 PM (hQ23g)

510 The nostalgia... it does nothing for me. I didn't like this movie the first time I saw it.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 12, 2022 01:42 PM (F0YaR)

511 There was a forecast of about 3.5% for this year.....what changed from 2020 to 2021 that forecasters didn't anticipate......?

Posted by: mikethemoose at January 12, 2022 01:42 PM (S3ur0)

512 I would get to the ship early to see 20 Minute Workout. I could watch them just for the cardio in it. They were FINE.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 12, 2022


***
The fair one with the thick dark curly hair, "Laurie," definitely would have made a good Playmate.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 01:42 PM (txdEq)

513 Where are the true commies, asking for the wealth of the plutocrats to be redistributed?

Zuch and Gates, looking at you two.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 12, 2022 01:42 PM (u82oZ)

514 Rent Seekers can go eff themselves right off the top the nearest skyscraper.

Posted by: lmao at January 12, 2022 01:42 PM (9sghi)

515 Yeah, no pasta here either. Damn eyetalians hoarding it.

Posted by: Whenn monna hits your eye likka bigga piza pie.... at January 12, 2022 01:42 PM (PUsvy)

516 This inflation keeps up, keep on the look out for stories about how we should change how inflation is measured.

Just like the last democrat administration did.


No solution, just smoke and mirrors. It is coming down the pike.

Posted by: Archer at January 12, 2022 01:43 PM (gmo/4)

517 Wolfus Aurelius

I guess I am OK with a little mystery there. But they were so bendy!

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 12, 2022 01:43 PM (u82oZ)

518 >Have a GE fridge that is ancient.

We have a running International Harvester fridge in the shop that is used as a beer fridge. Probably from the late 40's. Still working fine.

Posted by: old chick at January 12, 2022 01:43 PM (sOete)

519 gees I had a stroke?

Posted by: Whenn monna hits your eye likka bigga piza pie.... at January 12, 2022 01:43 PM (PUsvy)

520 I sold a 2005 GMC Yukon with 150K miles for $5,500 in 2017.

I saw an ad today for a 2001 Yukon with 150K miles listed for $9,000.

WOW!! That is some seriously fucked up shit.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 01:44 PM (OalnH)

521 Haven't seen that Olivia Newton-John video in decades. That last 15 seconds took a sharp turn towards gay didn't it.

Posted by: lowandslow at January 12, 2022 01:44 PM (4thlk)

522 but this feels like a leak of facts to end the virus panic before election season.

Yes. As I've said a couple months now, they are going to declare victory over the Wuhan Flu and claim Biden saved us all!!!1!1!!!!

But as others have pointed out, they've permanently damaged a lot of people and others psychologically need that feeling of triumph over beating the evil disease so will it work?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 12, 2022 01:44 PM (KZzsI)

523 Where are the Saltine crackers? My aunt is a grocery store GM and says they can't get them anywhere.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 12, 2022 01:44 PM (F4b8f)

524 Maybe I'm paranoid, but this feels like a leak of facts to end the virus panic before election season.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Lawful Good is Not Lawful Perfect at January 12, 2022 01:39 PM (XvPQV)

By telling everyone it is related to bioweapons development? I don't know. Yes, we who bothered to inquire knew. It kind of feels like a move against Fraudci.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder at January 12, 2022 01:44 PM (SH2Zi)

525 If you believe only 7% there is a bridge in Brooklyn I would like to sell you
Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 12, 2022 01:12 PM


Would that be the same bridge that JJ has had on offer to The Horde several times at attractive pricing?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 12, 2022 01:44 PM (a3Q+t)

526 509.YD I appreciate these posts. Just like when the dumb subdivision residents that make up 10% of my township show up to meetings with their brilliant takes on how farms should operate under rules they want to pass.

Posted by: Jen the original at January 12, 2022 01:45 PM (1B4BG)

527 How do people own all these bridges anyway?

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 12, 2022 01:45 PM (pQItU)

528 >>>Next up, if you don't get the required annual vaccine, you will be denied access to your bank account. It's coming.
==
But it will be indirect. Executive Order: IF you want to participate in the FDIC you have to require your depositors to be vaccinated and prove it.


No that would be subject to legal challenge. The way it will roll out is any BUSINESS wanting a BUSINESS loan will have that written into their loan contract or .....no loan. And the banks won't do this by Executive Order, they will do this voluntarily because then you can't challenge it court because....well you don't have to sign, you can always get your business loan someplace else. Build your own Chase Manhattan BofA you stupid plebes.

Posted by: mikethemoose at January 12, 2022 01:46 PM (S3ur0)

529 Brandon hits the charts via DM

https://is.gd/Ktf5ms

Posted by: Braenyard at January 12, 2022 01:46 PM (9Z9xw)

530 It doesn't make sense that someone like Pence would run for *no reason* other than to try to fuck with the twenty length frontrunner for his masters.

Posted by: ...

Sure it makes sense. Splitter strategy which the GOPe tried to clear the way for Jebbie in 2016 plus with Trump, the bonus is to try to do damage for any 2024 general election. Same with Grisham and co trying to besmirch him along with the McCarthy keeping Cheney and Kinzinger in the Republican conference.

Posted by: whig at January 12, 2022 01:46 PM (dCGWj)

531 Farming is easy. Anyone can do it.

Posted by: Mike Bloomberg at January 12, 2022 01:46 PM (pQItU)

532 What are they supposed to do? They have to raise prices and eventually they'll raise them to the point people don't think its worth the cost any longer.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

Keep investing their personal savings until it is gone and then......

Posted by: Sock Monkey * be ungovernable at January 12, 2022 01:46 PM (UBI/d)

533 Plus, nobody really builds subdivisions of starter homes because the profit margins are razor thin especially since people want top line appliances and granite countertops throughout.

Granite was 2008-2014. Currently it's quartz, quartzite, or marble.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 12, 2022 01:46 PM (ZGrMX)

534 The shortages are odd. Like, no pot pies, or no potatoes, or half the soup varieties are gone, so the store stocks lots of the few they have. Its like missing teeth in a smile, the shelves are stocked but they are missing stuff they used to always have.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 12, 2022 01:46 PM (KZzsI)

535 Whatever Olivia Newton John has been doing is obviously working.

I was passing through the living room a while back when the wife was surfing YouTube and ran across some British talk show with her and Ozzy Osbourne as guests.

She was in her 60s and looked like she was about 40. Still pretty.

Ozzy of course looked like he was constructed entirely of beef jerky.

Posted by: Azathoth at January 12, 2022 01:46 PM (W3VUu)

536 What I realized a few years ago, is that you never have large forest fires on the East coast... they are always Denver West. Why? They all burn State and Fed owned Land... because if it was privately owned land, like on the East Coast, the owners would take care of it to make sure it would not burn down.
Posted by: Romeo13


It's because it's dry. Most of the big western forests rely on snow melt for the moisture to keep them alive and healthy. When snow fall is off, the forests dry out faster by the end of summer, and more fires.
Plenty of deadfall on the ground, because nobody wants to do preventive burns.
The forests in the East are full of deadfall, but it rains here during the summer, so the forests don't dry out and become tinder boxes.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at January 12, 2022 01:46 PM (vcOmj)

537 Yeah, no pasta here either. Damn eyetalians hoarding it.
Posted by: Whenn monna hits your eye likka bigga piza pie.... at January 12, 2022


***
Dollar tree still has boxes of regular spaghetti and lasagna.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 01:47 PM (txdEq)

538 Maybe I'm paranoid, but this feels like a leak of facts to end the virus panic before election season.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Lawful Good is Not Lawful Perfect at January 12, 2022 01:39 PM (XvPQV)

By telling everyone it is related to bioweapons development? I don't know. Yes, we who bothered to inquire knew. It kind of feels like a move against Fraudci.
==
He's the firewall. I thought they were going to burn him a couple months ago. He's more resilient than they thought so now they are ramping it up. He's going to get burned. Just taking longer than anticipated. They will blame him for the vax not working. Trump not firing him was probably for the best. If he had been fired then Trump would be shouldering the blame going forward.

Posted by: its not funny because its true at January 12, 2022 01:47 PM (aBLGK)

539 The shortages are odd. Like, no pot pies, or no potatoes, or half the soup varieties are gone, so the store stocks lots of the few they have. Its like missing teeth in a smile, the shelves are stocked but they are missing stuff they used to always have.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 12, 2022 01:46 PM (KZzsI)

This weirded me out.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder at January 12, 2022 01:47 PM (SH2Zi)

540 It kind of feels like a move against Fraudci.

Guys like him always wear out their welcome and become the fall guy. Its just a matter of time. But he'll always be welcome on talk shows and channels like MSNBC who tell the REAL secret truth that Mask Davidians will cling to forever.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 12, 2022 01:47 PM (KZzsI)

541 Posted by: Sid at January 12, 2022 12:37 PM (ZFJbj)

You're the kid from Toy Story that melted all the toys, right?
Lookit you, all growed up and ready to make economic pronouncements.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 12, 2022 01:48 PM (MFphb)

542 "Ronald McDonald House in Vancouver to evict children with cancer who are not vaccinated"

https://bit.ly/31QRI7y

Evil.

Posted by: bonhomme at January 12, 2022 01:48 PM (x980n)

543 ...but no mean tweets...

*sigh*

*has to buy store generic brand box wine*

Posted by: Winemom Karen at January 12, 2022 01:48 PM (Ojki1)

544 There's something strange looking about FJB's forefinger in the sticker above. It doesn't seem to belong to his hand.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 12, 2022 01:48 PM (eGTCV)

545 Big Meat.

... keeping you down.
Posted by: garrett at January 12, 2022 01:38 PM


Beat Big Meat Now!

Posted by: New White House Slogan at January 12, 2022 01:49 PM (a3Q+t)

546 Dollar tree still has boxes of regular spaghetti and lasagna.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 01:47 PM (txdEq)

Probably out of date for a couple of months.

Posted by: dantesed at January 12, 2022 01:49 PM (88xKn)

547 Where are the true commies, asking for the wealth of the plutocrats to be redistributed?

Zuch and Gates, looking at you two.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 12, 2022 01:42 PM (u82oZ)



A Windfall Profits Tax on Vax manufacturers would be amusing.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 12, 2022 01:49 PM (yQpMk)

548 541 Posted by: Sid at January 12, 2022 12:37 PM (ZFJbj)

You're the kid from Toy Story that melted all the toys, right?
Lookit you, all growed up and ready to make economic pronouncements.
Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 12, 2022 01:48 PM (MFphb)

=========

That kid was doing nothing wrong. He was taking out his anger on what he thought were inanimate objects of plastic instead of the weird kid who talked to his toys all day and didn't even have a dad.

Sid had found a healthy outlet for his aggression, and the toys fucked him up for life.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 12, 2022 01:49 PM (LvTSG)

549 Where are the Saltine crackers? My aunt is a grocery store GM and says they can't get them anywhere.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 12, 2022


***
Again, Dollar Tree has the Dutch Maid crackers, no corn syrup, 4-stack boxes of the regular and 2-stack of the whole-grain.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 01:49 PM (txdEq)

550 Maybe I'm paranoid, but this feels like a leak of facts to end the virus panic before election season.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Lawful Good is Not Lawful Perfect at January 12, 2022 01:39 PM (XvPQV)

By telling everyone it is related to bioweapons development? I don't know. Yes, we who bothered to inquire knew. It kind of feels like a move against Fraudci.
Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder

Move against Israel and America. Israel never signed the bioweapons treaty. They just happen to be working on the vaccines when it was released... I mean leaked from the lab.
It is what it is.

Posted by: lmao at January 12, 2022 01:49 PM (9sghi)

551 He's the firewall.

Posted by: its not funny because its true at January 12, 2022 01:47 PM (aBLGK)

Well, then I guess I can see MAE's angle. Take out the SCIENCE deity, first, then work on manipulating people's perceptions toward the CCP virus is no big deal angle.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder at January 12, 2022 01:49 PM (SH2Zi)

552 465 Trump planned to tear down the Statue of Liberty and erect a solid Gold statue of Zeppo Marx!

Posted by: naturalfake at January 12, 2022 01:32 PM (KCKTN)

--------------------
That's not the Marx statue were likely to get.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 12, 2022 01:49 PM (GRbI+)

553 506 We live in a world that is almost entirely mindfuck marketing and persuasion.

Yet as normal people we still want to ascribe motives beyond those things, because that's what makes sense to us.

It doesn't make sense that someone like Pence would run for *no reason* other than to try to fuck with the twenty length frontrunner for his masters.
Posted by: ... at January 12, 2022 01:41 PM (cENgf)

The thing is, I get that. I just don't think it'll do anything. Trump transcends this stuff. And it's not like he's a newcomer anymore.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 12, 2022 01:50 PM (KbCG3)

554 If Pence runs against Trump.

He'll have nothing to show but a nickname.

Trump will savage him.

It will be a beauty to behold.

Posted by: Minuteman at January 12, 2022 01:50 PM (LaNzR)

555 nood.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 12, 2022 01:50 PM (zWpOF)

556 Dollar tree still has boxes of regular spaghetti and lasagna.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022
*
Probably out of date for a couple of months.
Posted by: dantesed at January 12, 2022


***
I'll look at their dates when I stop by there this afternoon.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 01:50 PM (txdEq)

557 NOOD FAUCI

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2022 01:50 PM (DU+/6)

558 If you like word games, you might like Wordle. My daughter, who broke my heart by voting for Biden, turned me on to it. You get six guesses at a five letter word. After each guess the game tells you if a letter is in the correct location, should be located differently, or is not in the word at all. You only get one word a day, but it's pretty fun.

https://tinyurl.com/2p89jtz5

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 12, 2022 01:50 PM (utMrO)

559 There's something strange looking about FJB's forefinger in the sticker above. It doesn't seem to belong to his hand.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 12, 2022 01:48 PM


Its what happens when you stow it in your ass for long periods.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 12, 2022 01:50 PM (VwHCD)

560 Maybe I'm paranoid, but this feels like a leak of facts to end the virus panic before election season.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Lawful Good is Not Lawful Perfect at January 12, 2022 01:39 PM (XvPQV)
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My wife said that she thinks they want to declare Victory Over Covid at Biden's SOTU speech.

Posted by: Axeman at January 12, 2022 01:51 PM (XHhHI)

561 Consider yourselves nooded.

Posted by: 496 at January 12, 2022 01:51 PM (VJsqe)

562 YD I appreciate these posts. Just like when the dumb subdivision residents that make up 10% of my township show up to meetings with their brilliant takes on how farms should operate under rules they want to pass.
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You would probably enjoy Clarkson's Farm on Prime.

Top Gear Guy owns a big farm. Tries to run it himself during covid year one, when he is stuck at home. Of course its a "show" but it pointedly underlines how nearly impossible it is to make a living at it, given the capital requirements and government interference. Plus Clarkson is "famously impatient man" and idiot.

Posted by: its not funny because its true at January 12, 2022 01:51 PM (6iMYo)

563 Well it used to be that you hung around your starter home for a few years, and then got the hell out as you moved up the ladder and got yourself a bigger home. Then your starter home got passed on to somebody else needing a starter home. There are a shit ton of starter homes out there, whole developments of them that were built decades ago. People just aren't getting out of them for one reason or another. I stayed way too long in the house I just sold. I should have upgraded 20 years ago, but I was fat and happy..until I ran out of room. lol
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 12, 2022 01:32 PM (VwHCD)

They are still there, but the population has grown so much that an area that needed 15,000 starter homes 30 years ago and a need for 16,000 only has 17,000 starter homes and a need for 25,000 today.

Cities and counties don't really care about the lower priced housing stock because it doesn't add much to the government's tax base. A basic duplex on Elm St isn't going to bring in the same tax dollars as a 4000 sq/ft McMansion in the new Rolling Meadows subdivision.

Now guess which one gets a government bond to build the streets, water, and sewer to?

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at January 12, 2022 01:51 PM (I8FKK)

564 @520

>>WOW!! That is some seriously fucked up shit.

Any frame on body vehicle will hold it's value better than any unibody, excepting exotic sports cars.

But to your point, car prices are insane right now, there is roughly a 3-6k market adjustment on virtually all vehicles right now.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at January 12, 2022 01:52 PM (wj03l)

565 Posted by: whig at January 12, 2022 01:46 PM (dCGWj)

*I* know it makes sense, it's my theory. But I think it sounds weird to people, as do most things I say.

Posted by: ... at January 12, 2022 01:52 PM (cENgf)

566 The shortages are odd. Like, no pot pies, or no potatoes, or half the soup varieties are gone, so the store stocks lots of the few they have. Its like missing teeth in a smile, the shelves are stocked but they are missing stuff they used to always have.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 12, 2022 01:46 PM (KZzsI)


This is the real supply chain/employment effect. Fewer workers showing up leads to less of things, so businesses are concentrating on their simplest products with the biggest markups, and that they can sell in volume. If people buy a lot of tomato soup, and considerably less chunky chicken with stars, and you have a limited number of cans, labels, and workers, you churn out all the tomato you can.

Posted by: Wally at January 12, 2022 01:52 PM (FJYfm)

567 Ugh. I remember when that Olivia Newton John song was on the radio.
Anyone have some Geritol I can take?

Posted by: Erebus- ex-killer whale at January 12, 2022 01:52 PM (mSQA7)

568 What I find somewhat strange about a lot of the shortages is the fact that it's hard to find large sizes of things.

I live out in the boonies so we tend to buy large sizes of stuff to cut back on trips into town. For every large bag of Splenda you can find there's about 400 small ones. They used to be fairly equal in number on the shelves.

Posted by: Azathoth at January 12, 2022 01:53 PM (W3VUu)

569 ++++
Is your house hugely expensive, or your area highly volatile in some way? My homeowner's last year was $800. For the year.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2022 01:39 PM (DU+/6)
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Hold on to that agent.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 12, 2022 01:54 PM (9Z9xw)

570 539 The shortages are odd. Like, no pot pies, or no potatoes, or half the soup varieties are gone, so the store stocks lots of the few they have. Its like missing teeth in a smile, the shelves are stocked but they are missing stuff they used to always have.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

Substitution effect along with predictive store ordering. Stores anticipate demand to be more or less the same for products such as minestrone soup with perhaps no more than seasonal variations. But, combined with supply shortages, since vegetable soup is taking on higher demand (inflation, storage, etc.), when it is out, people substitute close substitutes like minestrone. Now the regular minestrone soup buyers have to go without or substitute some other product. Predictive ordering makes the issue worse as stores are uncertain whether the demand for a specialty soup has gone up or whether the real demand is for vegetable soup.

Saw this in ammo shortages--the most popular cartridges disappear first and then the specialty cartridges. The popular cartridges bounce back into supply sooner with others lagging.

Posted by: whig at January 12, 2022 01:55 PM (dCGWj)

571 Is Brandon going to put up another chart for inflation like he did last week comparing himself to other Presidents on job growth? Can't wait to see it. Also, I don't remember Brandon EVER talking about his BuildBackBetter plan when he was campaigning. When did he ever mention spending $5 billion dollars? Or the details? Did I just miss it? It was just a slogan from the basement dweller, no one knew what it meant.

Posted by: David Franklin at January 12, 2022 01:56 PM (iljIx)

572 Just returned from the store. Plenty of everything in stock. Some prices have increased and have added about $30 a week to my overall bill.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 12, 2022 01:56 PM (3JmEi)

573 *I* know it makes sense, it's my theory. But I think it sounds weird to people, as do most things I say.

Posted by: ...

Not really, the general public is being educated daily as to the rotten nature of our elites and the rot in our political system. What they are going to do about it remains to be seen.

Posted by: whig at January 12, 2022 01:57 PM (dCGWj)

574 I live out in the boonies so we tend to buy large sizes of stuff to cut back on trips into town. For every large bag of Splenda you can find there's about 400 small ones. They used to be fairly equal in number on the shelves.

Posted by: Azathoth

See above, the markup on small quantity items is generally bigger than large quantity packaging. So, during shortage times, they produce the small quantity packaging as that can be sold more profitably.

Posted by: whig at January 12, 2022 01:58 PM (dCGWj)

575 Anyone have some Geritol I can take?

Posted by: Erebus

Makes me remember that Geritol was one of Lawrence Welk's big advertisers.

Posted by: whig at January 12, 2022 01:59 PM (dCGWj)

576 Aren't all the margins in selling those upgrades?
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 12, 2022 01:33 PM (z5Vrg)


The margins are buying the appliances in bulk direct and selling the new houses as fast as possible. The starter homes are pretty much spec, but if a home buyer gets in before the building phase, then the contractor can substitute some higher end appliances as part of his bulk purchase.

It's the 2nd homeowner of that house that wants the big upgrades because they are moving out of their parents' house, and that's what their parents have.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at January 12, 2022 02:00 PM (I8FKK)

577 Hey, Rocky! Watch we pull a rabbit out of my hat!

Kate Berner
@KateBerner46
The President's Build Back Better plan will lower costs families struggle with and ease inflationary pressures

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 12, 2022 02:00 PM (FVME7)

578 Democrats 'grapple' and 'struggle'. Republicans 'seize' and 'pounce'.

Posted by: soft white underbelly at January 12, 2022 02:08 PM (xPIzP)

579 Does this mean we're going to go roller skating again?

Or Disco?

Posted by: jakee308 at January 12, 2022 04:24 PM (n08+I)

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