Unexpectedly, Retail Sales Fell a Huge 1.9% This Christmas Season

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As you probably know, "Black Friday" is so named because it begins the holiday shopping season when retailers' books start going from the red they've been running all year to the black.

The books won't be quite so black this year. Maybe still a little bloody.

Retail sales fell much more than expected in December as surging prices took a big bite out of spending, the Commerce Department reported Friday.

The advance monthly sales report to close out the year showed a decline of 1.9%, considerably worse than the Dow Jones estimate for just a 0.1% drop.

Excluding autos, sales fell 2.3%, a number that also fell well short of expectations for a 0.3% rise.

In addition to the weak December numbers, the November gain was revised down to 0.2% from the initially reported 0.3% increase.

Considering that the sales numbers are not adjusted for inflation, the data point to a slow ending to what had otherwise been a strong 2021 in which sales rose 16.9% from the pandemic-scarred 2020.

Oh, 2021's sales at retailers rose from the year in which we were all locked in our homes and couldn't go to stores? Wow, what a strong year.

Also unexpectedly, consumer sentiment has tumbled, presaging lower economic activity to come as consumers delay spending and prepare for lean times.

U.S. consumer sentiment fell by more than expected in early January as rising prices dominated the pandemic and unemployment as the most serious problem facing the nation.

The University of Michigan's preliminary consumer sentiment index tumbled to 2.5 percent to 68.8 from 70.6 in December, the second-lowest in a decade. The lowest reading was recorded in November. Analysts had forecast a reading of 70.4, little changed from the prior month.

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1 sponge

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 03:11 PM (LvTSG)

2 Second

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 14, 2022 03:12 PM (z5Vrg)

3 Also unexpectedly, consumer sentiment has tumbled, presaging lower economic activity to come as consumers delay spending and prepare for lean times.

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You know what will help?

Jackbooted raids against the undesirables.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 03:12 PM (LvTSG)

4 Top 5?

Posted by: Boswell at January 14, 2022 03:12 PM (5iUNf)

5 I knew it... During the season they kept saying how good it was but when I was out and about the stores were near empty

Posted by: It's me donna at January 14, 2022 03:13 PM (TdaKq)

6 But no mean tweets!!!!

Posted by: Jmel at January 14, 2022 03:13 PM (qF6g1)

7 Unanticipated outcomes for you! Unanticipated outcomes for you! And you! Unanticipated outcomes for everybody!

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at January 14, 2022 03:13 PM (QYPq3)

8 Well when the choice is feeding the family or Xmas presents...

Posted by: Heavy Meta at January 14, 2022 03:13 PM (gryET)

9 3 Also unexpectedly, consumer sentiment has tumbled, presaging lower economic activity to come as consumers delay spending and prepare for lean times.

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You know what will help?

Jackbooted raids against the undesirables.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 03:12 PM (LvTSG)

No. What we need is price controls, to get people out there and buying by stopping the rampant profiteering.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 14, 2022 03:13 PM (z5Vrg)

10 Granpa Shit For Brains is consistent.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 03:13 PM (C7jzY)

11 Hoarders, wreckers and saboteurs everywhere!


Posted by: Well at January 14, 2022 03:14 PM (2i0Lo)

12 It shows you that there IS someone who can mess up Christmas.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at January 14, 2022 03:14 PM (5kI0z)

13 Corgis called.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at January 14, 2022 03:14 PM (khAeP)

14 Do they count online sales in this metric?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 14, 2022 03:14 PM (dNqv+)

15 There's that word again - 'unexpected'.

By whom?

Posted by: Tonypete at January 14, 2022 03:14 PM (mD/uy)

16 10 Granpa Shit For Brains is consistent.
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 03:13 PM (C7jzY)

Yup, He's going for total destruction.. No half way for him

Posted by: It's me donna at January 14, 2022 03:14 PM (TdaKq)

17 IT'S ALL BIG MEAT'S FAULT!

Posted by: J Psaki at January 14, 2022 03:14 PM (gryET)

18 Those stickers are da bomb.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 14, 2022 03:14 PM (BFigT)

19 December 2019. Unemployment in my state was 2.7%.

I hate these f****** people with the heat of a thousand suns.

Posted by: Azathoth at January 14, 2022 03:14 PM (W3VUu)

20 I notice most of the Banks, with oodles of free money, are, get this, not making much money. How do you fuck up the easiest job in the world?

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 03:14 PM (C7jzY)

21 I only bought one Xmas present and that was a gift card.

Posted by: dantesed at January 14, 2022 03:15 PM (88xKn)

22 Also coming in at less than expected it the number of FIRSTs on these threads.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 14, 2022 03:15 PM (axyOa)

23
35,793.08 -320.54 (-0.89%)
As of 03:14PM EST. Market open.

Posted by: DJIA Deathwatch at January 14, 2022 03:15 PM (yQpMk)

24 Inflation, job-loss uncertainty, and general lack of faith in the future direction of the country? Who could have guessed.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at January 14, 2022 03:15 PM (SH2Zi)

25 Retail sales fell much more than expected in December as surging prices took a big bite out of spending, the Commerce Department reported Friday.
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Interesting that it is a different narrative than what went out in the news based on initial estimated data. The narrative last month - before Christmas - was that December would be a disappointing retail number because supply chain disruption fears pulled a lot of demand forward into November, which beat expectations.

In absolute terms. In real, inflation-adjusted terms, November wasn't actually all that great considering all the "pull-forward" that was supposed to have happened.

It looks the Commerce Department just failed to support that narrative and told something closer to the truth. Someone's gonna have some 'splaining to do.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 03:15 PM (DU+/6)

26 This is Big Retail and Big Employment's fault!

Posted by: Jen Psaki, Interlocutus of the Republic at January 14, 2022 03:15 PM (a3Q+t)

27 Wow, I absolutely love all the Merit coming out of the Klain/ Garland cabal.

Posted by: trev006 at January 14, 2022 03:15 PM (RJToO)

28 I think a nice, bold unexpectedly is called for, here ...

Posted by: Adriane the IIRC Critic ... at January 14, 2022 03:15 PM (okV1R)

29 Maybe sales fell because. . . product was not available to sell?

Supply chain. . . looters. . . stores closed and/or restricted hours do to all the various covid complications???

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2022 03:15 PM (URNdm)

30 Even the people who expected coal in their stockings were disappointed, due to the administration's war on coal.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at January 14, 2022 03:15 PM (5kI0z)

31 17 IT'S ALL BIG MEAT'S FAULT!
Posted by: J Psaki at January 14, 2022 03:14 PM (gryET)

Monday he's gonna give a "speech" about them and what he's gonna do about it....

Posted by: It's me donna at January 14, 2022 03:15 PM (TdaKq)

32 16 10 Granpa Shit For Brains is consistent.
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 03:13 PM (C7jzY)

Yup, He's going for total destruction.. No half way for him
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Well he is Obama's Jizz Sock. Now we have Obama Unleashed.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 03:15 PM (C7jzY)

33
Excluding autos

Of course they excluded auto sales which were pathetic. No chips, no car sales. Every automakers fourth quarter was terrible.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 14, 2022 03:15 PM (dQvv7)

34 The tragedy of the treadmill delayed.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 14, 2022 03:16 PM (t3/qz)

35 Gosh, people can't eat a television set? Nor a new car? Putting off purchasing new tires for the existing vehicle because food prices have climbed dramatically?

Behold my shocked face!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 14, 2022 03:16 PM (5pTK/)

36 IT'S ALL BIG MEAT'S FAULT!

Posted by: J Psaki at January 14, 2022 03:14 PM (gryET)

Do not taunt happy fun BIG MEAT.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at January 14, 2022 03:16 PM (SH2Zi)

37 >>>How do you fuck up the easiest job in the world?

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 03:14 PM (C7jzY)

Easy.

Posted by: Teachers at January 14, 2022 03:16 PM (QYPq3)

38 Wait until the truck drivers start boycotting blue urban centers. They'll be eating each other.

Posted by: J. Hinkley at January 14, 2022 03:16 PM (GYllL)

39 20 I notice most of the Banks, with oodles of free money, are, get this, not making much money. How do you fuck up the easiest job in the world?
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 03:14 PM (C7jzY)

Not sure what you're talking about. Banks and insurance companies seem to have had a great year last year.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 14, 2022 03:16 PM (z5Vrg)

40
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Posted by: ... at January 14, 2022 03:16 PM (h38PC)

41 "Revised down," "unexpectedly," "worse than estimates."

Terms we should all get used to under "president" biden.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 14, 2022 03:16 PM (KbCG3)

42 I notice most of the Banks, with oodles of free money, are, get this, not making much money. How do you fuck up the easiest job in the world?
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 03:14 PM


Second easiest.

Posted by: IRS, trying to run the Mustang Ranch at January 14, 2022 03:16 PM (a3Q+t)

43 29 Maybe sales fell because. . . product was not available to sell?

Supply chain. . . looters. . . stores closed and/or restricted hours do to all the various covid complications???
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By this time next year you won't be able to afford what is available. Even the cheap ChiCom junk.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 03:17 PM (C7jzY)

44 It never takes the Democrats more than two years to destroy our economy. They are quite practiced at it.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 14, 2022 03:17 PM (yQpMk)

45 Couldn't afford gas to go shopping anyway.

Posted by: wth at January 14, 2022 03:17 PM (v0R5T)

46 Jackbooted raids against the undesirables.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 03:12 PM (LvTSG)

Yeah, all that this administration is advocating:

- rounding up people who don't like Democrats government policy
- Firing Americans who aren't 'fully' vaccinated
- Allowing criminals to loot stores and then letting them out to roam the streets
- Paying people not to work

now there's an economic plan!

Posted by: Boswell at January 14, 2022 03:17 PM (5iUNf)

47 9 Jackbooted raids against the undesirables.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 03:12 PM (LvTSG)

No. What we need is price controls, to get people out there and buying by stopping the rampant profiteering.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 14, 2022 03:13 PM (z5Vrg)

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Why not both?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 03:17 PM (LvTSG)

48 Black market sales should be up next month. The diapered wonderboy is going to be mailing up to 4 free COVID tests to each household. Anyone know the typical opening bid for resale prices on eBay yet? Karen's got the jones for more tests.

Posted by: Roy at January 14, 2022 03:17 PM (FMzXL)

49 he University of Michigan's preliminary consumer sentiment index tumbled to 2.5 percent to 68.8 from 70.6 in December, the second-lowest in a decade. The lowest reading was recorded in November. Analysts had forecast a reading of 70.4, little changed from the prior month.
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Two things.
1. No shit. Surging prices, stagnant nominal wages, falling real wages and lack of consistent product availability isn't exactly a wonderful combination for consumer confidence. I am shocked it is above 50.
2. Analysts are almost always wrong, and the direction in which they're wrong correlates very nicely with who's in power.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 03:17 PM (DU+/6)

50 This doesn't surprise me at all.

I live fairly near the largest/densest retail area in the country. The two big malls are usually packed with cars and they are backed up onto the highways.

This year they were busy, but nowhere near what they were just a few years ago. And more telling, the traffic on the two main highways was a fraction of what it was.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 14, 2022 03:17 PM (Q9lwr)

51 You literally can't steal a PS5 or even a reconditioned PS4. There's nothing to be had. This is another reason retail sales are down

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at January 14, 2022 03:18 PM (SH2Zi)

52 Note, that is AFTER the price rise due to inflation. This is spending in INFLATED dollars. So, factoring in the REAL inflation number of 15%, that was more a 16% decline in actual buying of products.

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 14, 2022 03:18 PM (oHd/0)

53 By the way, I understand why car sales are pathetic, but, I also see car sales remaining anemic, even after chips appear.

My wife and I are truly blessed the house and cars are paid for.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 14, 2022 03:18 PM (5pTK/)

54 So the Masked Xmas vid with Fallon and Ariana didn't work?

Posted by: wth at January 14, 2022 03:18 PM (v0R5T)

55 39 20 I notice most of the Banks, with oodles of free money, are, get this, not making much money. How do you fuck up the easiest job in the world?
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 03:14 PM (C7jzY)

Not sure what you're talking about. Banks and insurance companies seem to have had a great year last year.
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Check their stock performance today. They suck. Except for WFC. Imagine that?

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 03:18 PM (C7jzY)

56 If you count smash & grab robberies as sales, the holiday season looked pretty good

Posted by: Dave at January 14, 2022 03:18 PM (mXUCw)

57 33
Excluding autos

Of course they excluded auto sales which were pathetic. No chips, no car sales. Every automakers fourth quarter was terrible.
Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 14, 2022 03:15 PM (dQvv7)

December auto sales down? Poor Big Ribbon.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 14, 2022 03:19 PM (KbCG3)

58 We don't understand what you guys are talking about. Business has been booming!

Posted by: US Firearms Industry at January 14, 2022 03:19 PM (NCgXW)

59 Of course they fell!!
Dementia Joe and the Ho along with all their minions DID THAT!!

The JEMF showed how badly an Administration made up of Academia could screw up a country, now this one is showing how the incompetent and the Woke can take it lower.

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at January 14, 2022 03:19 PM (4q/mG)

60 Lets Go Brandon! Maybe he can hit 25% approval.

Posted by: USNtakim deplorable still. at January 14, 2022 03:19 PM (0OmEj)

61 IT'S ALL BIG MEAT'S FAULT!
Posted by: J Psaki at January 14, 2022 03:14 PM (gryET)

you flatter me but is not, how you say, my fault.

I am just the big meat

Posted by: the Paolo at January 14, 2022 03:20 PM (8D42x)

62 The FNM keeps pushing articles about how great the Biden economy is.

I understand they are being paid to push the narrative, but this is Baghdad Bob levels of insanity.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 14, 2022 03:20 PM (ESjRY)

63 And you know what happens when a Democrat president fails. The stories start coming out that the country is ungovernable, he never had a chance etc....

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/497330/

Posted by: steevy at January 14, 2022 03:20 PM (CYnTg)

64 >>>the second-lowest in a decade. The lowest reading was recorded in November

Which is the US self admitting they done f'd up allowing democrats to run things. It won't be long before self admission becomes open proclamation.

Posted by: mikethemoose at January 14, 2022 03:20 PM (T/vhV)

65 >> IT'S ALL BIG MEAT'S FAULT!
Posted by: J Psaki



AND BIG GROCERY STORE CHAIN!!!

Posted by: Sen. Lizzie Warren, who hates Capitalism at January 14, 2022 03:20 PM (URNdm)

66 There's that word again - 'unexpected'.

By whom?
Posted by: Tonypete

the dumb shit experts, that's who.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (IJES/) - at January 14, 2022 03:20 PM (IJES/)

67 There's something strange about Joe's forefinger in that sticker. It doesn't look like it belongs with his hand.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 14, 2022 03:20 PM (eGTCV)

68 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 03:20 PM (Zz0t1)

69 Fuck Joe Biden.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 03:20 PM (Zz0t1)

70 And you know what happens when a Democrat president fails. The stories start coming out that the country is ungovernable, he never had a chance etc....

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/497330/

Posted by: steevy at January 14, 2022 03:20 PM (CYnTg)

Not ungovernable enough, IMO.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at January 14, 2022 03:21 PM (SH2Zi)

71 55 39 20 I notice most of the Banks, with oodles of free money, are, get this, not making much money. How do you fuck up the easiest job in the world?
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 03:14 PM (C7jzY)

Not sure what you're talking about. Banks and insurance companies seem to have had a great year last year.
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Check their stock performance today. They suck. Except for WFC. Imagine that?
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 03:18 PM (C7jzY)

If you look at their earnings for the last year though, they've had a pretty strong year. That combined with the expectation/risk of rising rates is why their p/e is so low relative to the rest of the market.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 14, 2022 03:21 PM (z5Vrg)

72 Big meat has certainly gotten me in trouble before. But fortunately I have a good proctologist.

Posted by: Barack Obama at January 14, 2022 03:21 PM (ESjRY)

73 Jackbooted raids against the undesirables.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 03:12 PM (LvTSG)

All those new jackboots getting hired will stimulate the economy!

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 14, 2022 03:21 PM (rF64X)

74 Old poopy pants Biden sure is living up to Obama's omen -- "Don't underestimate Joe Biden's ability to fuck things up!".

Ought to be great to see Little Miss Lying Hood spin this at her next presser.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 14, 2022 03:21 PM (N39Ws)

75 50 This doesn't surprise me at all.

I live fairly near the largest/densest retail area in the country. The two big malls are usually packed with cars and they are backed up onto the highways.

This year they were busy, but nowhere near what they were just a few years ago. And more telling, the traffic on the two main highways was a fraction of what it was.
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I shopped a Macy's in NOVA and I thought I was in South Africa. You had to pick the item and get in a long line and after an hour sahib would tell you if they had that in your size in stock. Fuck. I think not being able to deliver a positive shopping experience due to lack of labor had an oversized impact on XMAS sales.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 03:21 PM (C7jzY)

76 Posobiec thinks Biden is going to start a war with Russia to bail himself out.

Posted by: Mark1971 at January 14, 2022 03:21 PM (xPl2J)

77 Don't fuck with Big Meat.

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 14, 2022 03:21 PM (Yo4TX)

78 Mesquite Independent School District (NE of Dallas) has closed all campuses and canceled all classes due to an overwhelming number of staff absences. Plan to reopen next Tuesday. The district didn't say what led to the shortage.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2022 03:21 PM (uXonU)

79 Of course they excluded auto sales which were pathetic. No chips, no car sales. Every automakers fourth quarter was terrible.
Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus

You literally can't steal a PS5 or even a reconditioned PS4. There's nothing to be had. This is another reason retail sales are down
Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur


I think this is a big thing. There was actually not a lot to pick from/shop for in this season, as in previous Xmas seasons.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at January 14, 2022 03:21 PM (vcOmj)

80 Wait until the truck drivers start boycotting blue urban centers. They'll be eating each other.
Posted by: J. Hinkley at January 14, 2022 03:16 PM (GYllL)


Oh please oh please!!!
Now this would be fun.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 14, 2022 03:21 PM (axyOa)

81 73 Jackbooted raids against the undesirables.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 03:12 PM (LvTSG)

All those new jackboots getting hired will stimulate the economy!
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 14, 2022 03:21 PM (rF64X)

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The counter market of tire irons is gonna makes somebody rich.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 03:21 PM (LvTSG)

82 All those new jackboots getting hired will stimulate the economy!
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 14, 2022 03:21 PM (rF64X)




Go long on leather and leather goods.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 14, 2022 03:22 PM (yQpMk)

83 Remember how they were trying to get folks to shop early for Christmas? I noticed that there didn't seem to be as many decorated houses in this neighborhood this year. I know it's turning into a rental area but still.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 14, 2022 03:22 PM (5HBd1)

84 Well, this isn't my fault. I spent a shitload of money on Christmas this year.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 14, 2022 03:22 PM (Ez6QX)

85 Have you seen the price of arugula?

Posted by: Tonypete at January 14, 2022 03:22 PM (mD/uy)

86 There's that word again - 'unexpected'.

By whom?
Posted by: Tonypete

the dumb shit experts, that's who.
Posted by: BifBewalski @ (IJES/) - at January 14, 2022 03:20 PM (IJES/)

if it's unexpected every quarter, isn't it at some point expected to be unexpected then? meaning they expect it?

maybe this is why they're the experts...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 14, 2022 03:22 PM (8D42x)

87 Rent has skyrocketed, so have the mortgage payments for the poor rubes who bought a home for the first time in the past six months. That, more than higher gas prices, is going to drag down the economy.

Posted by: Trich at January 14, 2022 03:22 PM (uVUPg)

88 73 FDR hired goon squads to enforce the NRA didn't he?

Posted by: steevy at January 14, 2022 03:22 PM (CYnTg)

89 When President Fulfillment Center fucked up the supply chain, I stopped ordering shit. Commerce and sales will come back eventually - no thanks to the Biden Administration and his cadre of logistical geniuses.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at January 14, 2022 03:22 PM (6liew)

90 It is comforting to know that depressed retail sales kept inflation from being higher than it was. Thank you Joe Biden for that economic miracle. You did that.

Posted by: Any Never Trumper at January 14, 2022 03:22 PM (SmFPm)

91 Do they count online sales in this metric?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 14, 2022 03:14 PM (dNqv+)
........

and looting?

Posted by: wth at January 14, 2022 03:22 PM (v0R5T)

92 Legal Insurrection

Train robberies in California rising unexpectedly as thieves break into cars and steal whatever they can.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2022 03:22 PM (1s9Ej)

93 My household is making more money right now than a year ago, and I spent less on Christmas. Fear for the future is real.

Posted by: Catherine at January 14, 2022 03:22 PM (ZSsrh)

94 Posobiec thinks Biden is going to start a war with Russia to bail himself out.

I remember when Trump was running the first time the FNM told us he was going to start a bunch of new wars.

And then they demanded he be impeached for not starting any new wars.

But anyway, what is the FNM going to do when people start burning their draft cards on Tik Tok?

Posted by: 18-1 at January 14, 2022 03:22 PM (ESjRY)

95 56 If you count smash & grab robberies as sales, the holiday season looked pretty good

Posted by: Dave at January 14, 2022 03:18 PM (mXUCw)

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Same with gubmint incentive payments to doctors and hospitals for voodoo medicine and unnecessary deaths -- not to mention coffin sales!

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 14, 2022 03:23 PM (q01e3)

96 You can't sell shit if you have shit to sell. These are supply chain issues more than anything. You can't have a functioning supply chain when half the workforce across the entire world is fetishly obsessed with the phoney-baloney Covid scam.

Posted by: Elric Blade at January 14, 2022 03:23 PM (iFTx/)

97 The good news is we're all getting a free N95 mask, which we can sell for a dollar to some mask nut. So we have that going for us.

Posted by: lowandslow at January 14, 2022 03:23 PM (4thlk)

98 If you look at their earnings for the last year though, they've had a pretty strong year. That combined with the expectation/risk of rising rates is why their p/e is so low relative to the rest of the market.
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That was when our Gov was hiding the inflation fires they were setting and paying people to stay at home. Now the New Reality is out of the shit sack.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 03:23 PM (C7jzY)

99 hiya

Posted by: JT at January 14, 2022 03:23 PM (arJlL)

100 90 It is comforting to know that depressed retail sales kept inflation from being higher than it was. Thank you Joe Biden for that economic miracle. You did that.
Posted by: Any Never Trumper at January 14, 2022 03:22 PM (SmFPm)

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*Ron Klain retweets this thinking it's a huge own of the cons*

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 03:23 PM (LvTSG)

101 I think this is a big thing. There was actually not a lot to pick from/shop for in this season, as in previous Xmas seasons.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at January 14, 2022 03:21 PM (vcOmj)
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Nonsense. Bare Shelves Biden is a right-wing myth.

Posted by: Twitter - D+43 at January 14, 2022 03:23 PM (TZivQ)

102 The counter market of tire irons is gonna makes somebody rich.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 03:21 PM (LvTSG)

Will it? Hadn't really considered that.
*whistles innocently*

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 14, 2022 03:23 PM (rF64X)

103 There was a ton of great rock country stuff in the 70s, a lot disappeared like Blackfoot but they all had some terrific songs. Allman Brothers kind of started it? But they weren't really part of the genre.
==
that's before factoring in the health care workers that are getting fired next week.

Whoops, whoopsie!

Posted by: Good Loving Gone Bad at January 14, 2022 03:23 PM (dxqOr)

104 Well, this isn't my fault. I spent a shitload of money on Christmas this year.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 14, 2022 03:22 PM (Ez6QX)

I assume the kegerator went over well, yes?

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at January 14, 2022 03:23 PM (SH2Zi)

105 I blame Big Meat and by extension The Paolo.

Posted by: Tiny Tom Thumb at January 14, 2022 03:23 PM (snngm)

106 Best economy evah! Also, we're having our spring sale -- Buy one unexpected, get two free.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 14, 2022 03:23 PM (F0YaR)

107 When the experts keep getting surprised by the data over and over again, I would be looking for some new experts.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at January 14, 2022 03:23 PM (5kI0z)

108 FUCK BIG MEAT!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 03:23 PM (Zz0t1)

109 Predictably, preznit poopy pant's praetorian guard's new narrative is 'he was set up to fail'.

Posted by: Heavy Meta at January 14, 2022 03:24 PM (gryET)

110 >>>country is ungovernable

The only real evil is they are not in complete control of everything.

Posted by: mikethemoose at January 14, 2022 03:24 PM (T/vhV)

111 102 The counter market of tire irons is gonna makes somebody rich.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 03:21 PM (LvTSG)

Will it? Hadn't really considered that.
*whistles innocently*
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 14, 2022 03:23 PM (rF64X)

=========

You may have to consult with a lawyer about the appropriate legal documents.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 03:24 PM (LvTSG)

112 Mesquite Independent School District (NE of Dallas) has closed all campuses and canceled all classes due to an overwhelming number of staff absences.


Mobile Country is going to remote learning, again.

As a Moron pointed out, if you are going to remote learning, wouldn't make more sense to go with Khan Academy or one of the other quality online education outfits instead of using the teachers you have that were already failing in classroom instruction and putting them on the web?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 14, 2022 03:24 PM (yQpMk)

113 I blame Big Meat and by extension The Paolo.

I take the offense at this! None of the ladies EVER complain about the Paulo's meat!

Posted by: The Paulo at January 14, 2022 03:24 PM (ESjRY)

114 A local shop selling chainsaws and mowers etc. had a lousy fourth quarter - I didn't need to ask anyone that works there - they normally have empty shipping pallets stacked in heaps behind the store. Not this year.

Posted by: 13times at January 14, 2022 03:24 PM (6v4jQ)

115 > 60 Lets Go Brandon! Maybe he can hit 25% approval.
Posted by: USNtakim deplorable still.

Dopey is already down to Jimmy Carter or Nixon post-Watergate levels of approval.

He's going to be down to Benedict Arnold levels before this is through.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 14, 2022 03:24 PM (bW8dp)

116 There's something strange about Joe's forefinger in that sticker. It doesn't look like it belongs with his hand.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 14, 2022 03:20 PM (eGTCV)

Someone had to photoshop the little girl's hair out from in front of it.

Posted by: ... at January 14, 2022 03:24 PM (h38PC)

117 No, fellow patriots, what we really need is a capital gains tax cut. And corporate tax cuts.

To save small businesses, dontcha know.

Posted by: Your GOP Fundraisers at January 14, 2022 03:24 PM (786Ro)

118 83 Remember how they were trying to get folks to shop early for Christmas? I noticed that there didn't seem to be as many decorated houses in this neighborhood this year. I know it's turning into a rental area but still.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 14, 2022 03:22 PM (5HBd1)

Yup, houses of neighbors who had always decorated before, and were home... did not decorate this year. I think we are in a National Depression, not of economics, but of emotion.

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 14, 2022 03:24 PM (oHd/0)

119 111 102 The counter market of tire irons is gonna makes somebody rich.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 03:21 PM (LvTSG)

Will it? Hadn't really considered that.
*whistles innocently*
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 14, 2022 03:23 PM (rF64X)

=========

You may have to consult with a lawyer about the appropriate legal documents.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 03:24 PM (LvTSG)

Good thing he's very close with a lawyer.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 14, 2022 03:24 PM (z5Vrg)

120 Smash and grab was pretty good this season around here.

Posted by: dartist at January 14, 2022 03:25 PM (+ya+t)

121 and two crickets in every pot.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at January 14, 2022 03:25 PM (Ynyl9)

122 But anyway, what is the FNM going to do when people start burning their draft cards on Tik Tok?

Posted by: 18-1 at January 14, 2022 03:22 PM (ESjRY)

--------

The 101st Airborne Trannies will save us!

"It's raining transmen ..."

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 14, 2022 03:25 PM (q01e3)

123 Train robberies in California rising unexpectedly as thieves break into cars and steal whatever they can.
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Have you seen what Haiti looks like? Haitians make locust look lazy.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 03:25 PM (C7jzY)

124 Mesquite Independent School District (NE of Dallas) has closed all campuses and canceled all classes due to an overwhelming number of staff absences. Plan to reopen next Tuesday. The district didn't say what led to the shortage.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2022 03:21 PM (uXonU)



Same for Krum ISD.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 03:25 PM (Zz0t1)

125 Real Democrat Policies Have Never Been Tried

Posted by: ... at January 14, 2022 03:25 PM (h38PC)

126 >>Train robberies in California rising unexpectedly as thieves break into cars and steal whatever they can.


Good job, Chesa Boudin and other CA Soros DAs who have made looting the hot, new craze. It won't stop with Macy's and trains.

Posted by: Sen. Lizzie Warren, who hates Capitalism at January 14, 2022 03:25 PM (URNdm)

127 Willowed: Not a big Heinlein fan.
Posted by: And Away We Go at January 14, 2022


***
Friday is a great action-thriller delight. And Job: A Comedy of Justice has a lot of fun with the Bible and Scripture, while being pretty respectful of it. No incest in those.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 14, 2022 03:25 PM (txdEq)

128 I did my part in 2021. Bought new car, went back to taking trips, spent a lot of $$ on racing, and basically gave no fucks.

Posted by: Elric Blade at January 14, 2022 03:25 PM (iFTx/)

129 108 FUCK BIG MEAT!
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 03:23 PM (Zz0t1)

Way ahead of you, big boy.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at January 14, 2022 03:25 PM (rF64X)

130 Big deal. I mean who does any shopping during Christmas season?

Posted by: Shooter McGavin at January 14, 2022 03:25 PM (IbQRY)

131 Do they count online sales in this metric?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 14, 2022 03:14 PM (dNqv+)
........
and looting?
Posted by: wth

As long as you declare the looted goods on your income tax.
And no kidding, there is actually a provision in the tax code for doing that.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at January 14, 2022 03:26 PM (vcOmj)

132 I assume the kegerator went over well, yes?
Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at January 14, 2022 03:23 PM (SH2Zi)


Oh, yes. And now has two new taps that you can write on so you know what beer is on each side.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 14, 2022 03:26 PM (Ez6QX)

133 I blame Big Meat and by extension The Paolo.
Posted by: Tiny Tom Thumb

The Paolo, how you say, never has had an unhappy recipient of the Big Meat.

Posted by: The Paolo at January 14, 2022 03:26 PM (mD/uy)

134 The books won't be quite so black this year.
Maybe still a little bloody.



They climbed into bed with him.
They are getting what they asked for.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 14, 2022 03:26 PM (N6bh0)

135 > they normally have empty shipping pallets stacked in heaps behind the store. Not this year.

They may have not been able to get the stock.

I've been trying to get a specific new snowblower from Home Despot for months, but it's never in stock.

I don't think Home Depot is idiotic enough to not have a full stock of snowblowers, in winter, in Alaska. They just can't get the stock.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 14, 2022 03:26 PM (bW8dp)

136 Same for Krum ISD.
Posted by: Sponge


Yeah. The story said a number of N Texas districts, but didn't name them.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2022 03:26 PM (uXonU)

137 Ignoring the real cost in lives, a US-Russian war right now would be an educational experience.

America with better weapons and an unlimited budget versus very non-woke Russia.

It will be like A'Stan all over again.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 14, 2022 03:27 PM (ESjRY)

138 When the experts keep getting surprised by the data over and over again, I would be looking for some new experts.
Posted by: Thomas Paine


The previous experts who disagree with our present experts have all been sacked!

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at January 14, 2022 03:27 PM (vcOmj)

139 Know what will pump up those flagging economic numbers (which of course are being talked down by those damn wreckers, unvaccinated Republicans) and revive the atrophied American spirit (also talked down by the aforementioned Repubs)?

A (nuclear) war with Great Enemy, Russia and Putin.

Posted by: Thrawn at January 14, 2022 03:27 PM (Rl7KJ)

140 > Way ahead of you, big boy.
> Posted by: Sandra Fluke

The line forms behind me.

Posted by: Barack "Gaylord" Obama at January 14, 2022 03:27 PM (bW8dp)

141 Time to cut interest rates to stimulate the economy.

Oh, wait...

Posted by: Dantes at January 14, 2022 03:27 PM (fVKtH)

142 Whomever opens a butcher shop called "BIG MEAT" will get my business on day one.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 14, 2022 03:27 PM (BFigT)

143 Mesquite Independent School District (NE of Dallas) has closed all campuses and canceled all classes due to an overwhelming number of staff absences. Plan to reopen next Tuesday. The district didn't say what led to the shortage.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2022 03:21 PM (uXonU)


If I had an extra couple hundred $k sitting around, it would be fun to find a big parking lot, set up six GP medium tents, hire a dozen retired NCOs, and start a school. Grades 1-6. Two tents for reading, two for spelling and reading, two for math.
The local school board would go apeshit.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 14, 2022 03:28 PM (axyOa)

144 Whomever opens a butcher shop called "BIG MEAT" will get my business on day one.

There is a women's waxing salon called Lunch Box...

Posted by: Obligatory at January 14, 2022 03:28 PM (ESjRY)

145 We ordered a massive 44 ft ladder from lowes in July. Still waiting.

Posted by: NCKate at January 14, 2022 03:28 PM (z5Nun)

146 The FNM keeps pushing articles about how great the Biden economy is.

I understand they are being paid to push the narrative, but this is Baghdad Bob levels of insanity.
Posted by: 18-1 at January 14, 2022 03:20 PM (ESjRY)
*********
Not on the Fox News Channel. They've never stopped trashing him and today is another day of ridicule.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 14, 2022 03:28 PM (NpAcC)

147 125 Real Democrat Policies Have Never Been Tried
Posted by: ... at January 14, 2022 03:25 PM (h38PC)

You know what's funny, I was arguing with a liberal former co-worker of mine about general politics. I asked him a simple question: name a single conservative policy that has been enacted in our lifetimes (this was around 2011 and we were each about 30 at the time).

He sat quiet for a second and then said, "Well, I guess there hasn't been."

Conservatism is a thing that actually has not been tried.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 14, 2022 03:28 PM (KbCG3)

148 Train robberies in California rising unexpectedly as thieves break into cars and steal whatever they can.
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2022 03:22 PM (1s9Ej)
........

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

Posted by: wth at January 14, 2022 03:28 PM (v0R5T)

149 Just read Sundowner's demagoguery speech in Georga couple days ago. Can't wait for him to stroke out.

Posted by: Skip at January 14, 2022 03:28 PM (2JoB8)

150 We ordered a massive 44 ft ladder from lowes in July. Still waiting.
Posted by: NCKate at January 14, 2022 03:28 PM (z5Nun)



Does it come with it's own fire engine?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 14, 2022 03:29 PM (yQpMk)

151 Manufacturing was forecast to increase by half a percent in December. It fell a third of a percent. Unexpectedly.

http://bitly.ws/nH6e

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at January 14, 2022 03:29 PM (sWM8x)

152 Oh, yes. And now has two new taps that you can write on so you know what beer is on each side.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 14, 2022 03:26 PM (Ez6QX)

Party at Jordan61's. I'll bring bacon.

Posted by: Tater at January 14, 2022 03:29 PM (SH2Zi)

153 80 Wait until the truck drivers start boycotting blue urban centers. They'll be eating each other.
Posted by: J. Hinkley at January 14, 2022 03:16 PM (GYllL)


Oh please oh please!!!
Now this would be fun.
Posted by: Diogenes at January 14, 2022 03:21 PM (axyOa)

I'll be great to watch. I have plenty of popcorn and bourbon for the show.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 14, 2022 03:29 PM (N39Ws)

154 Beat Big Meat Better!

Posted by: Muldoon at January 14, 2022 03:29 PM (m45I2)

155 I ordered a small chest freezer for the kids. I was shocked that I was able to pick it up less than one week.

Posted by: Infidel at January 14, 2022 03:29 PM (qpolg)

156 Whomever opens a butcher shop called "BIG MEAT" will get my business on day one.


There was a grocery store chain here that had the slogan, "Nobody Beats Our Meat!"

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 14, 2022 03:30 PM (UuD2k)

157 Said on Tech Thread this morning, our heating oil delivery was $697

Posted by: Skip at January 14, 2022 03:30 PM (2JoB8)

158 Barry Ritholtz, a regular commenter on Bloomberg, is a huge liberal, but he's also a perceptive investor. He's had a problem with retail Black Friday numbers for years; they've always disappointed.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 14, 2022 03:30 PM (DMG1X)

159 Insty had some video of it yesterday. The tracks littered with torn packaging and discarded stuff the thieves didn't want like COVID tests and epi pens....

Posted by: steevy at January 14, 2022 03:30 PM (CYnTg)

160 Train robberies in California rising unexpectedly as thieves break into cars and steal whatever they can.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2022 03:22 PM (1s9Ej)

That shit has been happening for at least 30 years.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 14, 2022 03:30 PM (Q9lwr)

161 They should make cap gains tax fair and even - 50%.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 14, 2022 03:30 PM (N6bh0)

162 Wait until the truck drivers start boycotting blue urban centers. They'll be eating each other.

We don't need you red state rubes - our food comes from the nice people at Whole Foods!

Posted by: Leftists about to starve at January 14, 2022 03:30 PM (ESjRY)

163 If I had an extra couple hundred $k sitting around, it would be fun to find a big parking lot, set up six GP medium tents, hire a dozen retired NCOs, and start a school. Grades 1-6. Two tents for reading, two for spelling and reading, two for math.
The local school board would go apeshit.
Posted by: Diogenes

And, even if you turned out Nobel Prize winning STEM 6th grade students, you'd get shut down by some Karen state-aligned bureaucracy.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 14, 2022 03:30 PM (mD/uy)

164 155 I ordered a small chest freezer for the kids. I was shocked that I was able to pick it up less than one week.
Posted by: Infidel at January 14, 2022 03:29 PM (qpolg)

How many kids will fit in it?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 14, 2022 03:30 PM (UuD2k)

165
Yeah. The story said a number of N Texas districts, but didn't name them.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2022 03:26 PM (uXonU)



As far as I know, Lewisville ISD is still moving along. There's a 3 day weekend, so they're just using that as an "away" time.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 03:30 PM (Zz0t1)

166 We ordered a massive 44 ft ladder from lowes in July. Still waiting.
--------
Probably still looking for someone who can lift it.

Posted by: dartist at January 14, 2022 03:31 PM (+ya+t)

167 Not on the Fox News Channel. They've never stopped trashing him and today is another day of ridicule.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 14, 2022 03:28 PM (NpAcC)

Amazing they are fooling anyone after their complicity regarding Arizona and the fake election.

I don't care if they're hanging the fucker in effigy and chanting Emperor Trump all day long, they are dead to me... and were long before Election 2020.

Posted by: ... at January 14, 2022 03:31 PM (h38PC)

168
Wow, that Barry Mehler guy is awesome. Perfect professor in a hokum-based society.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 14, 2022 03:31 PM (hQ23g)

169 Good news! The cooked sales drop numbers are better than the cooked inflation numbers!

Posted by: t-bird at January 14, 2022 03:31 PM (pbStR)

170 So, prices up. Spending down. This means actual units purchased were down considerably more.

He did that!

Posted by: Axeman at January 14, 2022 03:31 PM (XHhHI)

171 People in my region figured out during the pandemic shutdowns that there are a LOT of things they can live without. And that they and their kids have so much physical stuff, it got in the way when everyone was stuck at home.

They prioritized food, rent, car expenses, and phone. Following that is new clothes and shoes for still-growing kids.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at January 14, 2022 03:31 PM (fxCK2)

172 I ordered a small chest freezer for the kids. I was shocked that I was able to pick it up less than one week.
Posted by: Infidel at January 14, 2022 03:29 PM (qpolg)

How many kids will fit in it?
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 14, 2022 03:30 PM (UuD2k)


I would imagine that all depends on how you process 'em.

Posted by: And Away We Go at January 14, 2022 03:32 PM (nmahL)

173 Unexpectedly, Joe Biden did not eat the moon as promised.

Posted by: Axeman at January 14, 2022 03:32 PM (XHhHI)

174 151 Manufacturing was forecast to increase by half a percent in December. It fell a third of a percent. Unexpectedly.

http://bitly.ws/nH6e
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at January 14, 2022 03:29 PM (sWM8x)

We are seeing Hayek vs. Keynes play out in real time.

Trump / Hayek, the economy is organic, and government control is bad.

Obama / Biden / Keynes, the economy needs to be controlled through regulation, and the government needs to spend spend spend... and debt does not really matter.

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 14, 2022 03:32 PM (oHd/0)

175 aid on Tech Thread this morning, our heating oil delivery was $697
Posted by: Skip


$883 here. That being said...worth every penny!

Posted by: t-bird at January 14, 2022 03:32 PM (pbStR)

176 Ignoring the real cost in lives, a US-Russian war right now would be an educational experience.

America with better weapons and an unlimited budget versus very non-woke Russia.

It will be like A'Stan all over again.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 14, 2022 03:27 PM (ESjRY)

I don't want to kill Russian people. I don't want dead Americans. They can fight their own wars or send their donors' kids.

Posted by: Flounder at January 14, 2022 03:33 PM (SH2Zi)

177 Favorite "feel good" story of the day so far.

Jerry Dunleavy
@JerryDunleavy
NEW: Appeals court judges just shot down an effort by Marc Elias to wriggle out of the sanctions imposed on him for the "inexplicable failure" by him & his colleagues to properly disclose litigation info, which "violated their duty of candor to the court."
https://tinyurl.com/n59ffdxe

Posted by: redridinghood at January 14, 2022 03:33 PM (NpAcC)

178 There's something strange about Joe's forefinger in that sticker. It doesn't look like it belongs with his hand.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 14, 2022


***
It doesn't even look broken. More like limp, like a hot dog.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 14, 2022 03:33 PM (txdEq)

179 Remember when we had the Obozo Countdown Clock in the sidebar? I'd say things are so horrific and we need another one, but land sakes alive, we're not even officially 1 year in yet of this misery. A Bumbling Retard Countdown Clock would make us all climb out the window and onto the ledge.

Posted by: Lady in Black at January 14, 2022 03:33 PM (sVtYq)

180 Party at Jordan61's. I'll bring bacon.
Posted by: Tater at January 14, 2022 03:29 PM (SH2Zi)


I'm going to have to have a long talk with son because he wants to put a keg of Truly or White Claw or some shit on one side.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 14, 2022 03:33 PM (Ez6QX)

181 174 We are seeing Hayek vs. Keynes play out in real time.

Trump / Hayek, the economy is organic, and government control is bad.

Obama / Biden / Keynes, the economy needs to be controlled through regulation, and the government needs to spend spend spend... and debt does not really matter.
Posted by: Romeo13 at January 14, 2022 03:32 PM (oHd/0)

===========

The left moved well beyond anything Keynes ever advocated for a decade ago.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 03:33 PM (LvTSG)

182 Insty had some video of it yesterday. The tracks littered with torn packaging and discarded stuff the thieves didn't want like COVID tests and epi pens....
Posted by: steevy at January 14, 2022 03:30 PM (CYnTg)

The Punchy admin surrogates in the media all saying today that this is Americans' fault - the inflation, the lack of manufacturing, the empty shelves, the crime, the supply chain issues, the firing of the unvaxx'd - we're ungovernable. So there!

Posted by: Boswell at January 14, 2022 03:33 PM (5iUNf)

183 Tech Thread this morning, our heating oil delivery was $697
Posted by: Skip

$883 here. That being said...worth every penny!
Posted by: t-bird at January 14, 2022 03:32 PM (pbStR)



Well, I'm counting my blessings today that I have natural gas heat in my house.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 03:33 PM (Zz0t1)

184
LOL, the US couldn't beat Equatorial Guinea in a war.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 14, 2022 03:33 PM (hQ23g)

185 Real Democrat Policies Have Never Been Tried
Posted by: ... at January 14, 2022 03:25 PM (h38PC)
........

Slavery should work this time.

Posted by: wth at January 14, 2022 03:33 PM (v0R5T)

186 I'll be great to watch. I have plenty of popcorn and bourbon for the show.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 14, 2022 03:29 PM (N39Ws)

And i know the perfect place overlooking Seattle. Perfect for lawn chairs and a shooting table.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 14, 2022 03:33 PM (axyOa)

187 lol sniffy. Probably could fit a few of them in there if you cut them up.

Posted by: Infidel at January 14, 2022 03:33 PM (qpolg)

188 170 So, prices up. Spending down. This means actual units purchased were down considerably more.

He did that!
Posted by: Axeman at January 14, 2022 03:31 PM (XHhHI)

Exactly what I was trying to point out earlier.

With 15% REAL inflation (as measured in the 70's) this decrease in stuff bought is HUGE.

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 14, 2022 03:34 PM (oHd/0)

189 You probably have too much junk anyways. The Biden administration fully sports this return to a simpler, less commercially focused Christmas season and we are somewhat surprised Republicans don't love Jesus as much as we do.

Btw: We will also be supporting a return to a simpler, less commercially focused MLK day, Valentines Day, President's Day, Easter, and think we all should probably just stop talking so much about the economy and recognize what's important in life ... which is calling everyone who disagrees with your policy preferences a neo-segregationist.

Posted by: Psaki Talk at January 14, 2022 03:34 PM (dYe5S)

190
I'm going to have to have a long talk with son because he wants to put a keg of Truly or White Claw or some shit on one side.
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 14, 2022 03:33 PM (Ez6QX)



When'd he turn gay?

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 03:34 PM (Zz0t1)

191 Folks, by keeping spending down, we're putting more money in your pockets!

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 14, 2022 03:34 PM (SwCv8)

192 >>There was a ton of great rock country stuff in the 70s, a lot disappeared like Blackfoot but they all had some terrific songs. Allman Brothers kind of started it? But they weren't really part of the genre.


Checkout everything by Uncle Tupelo and 'Must've Been High' by the Supersuckers.

Also, Ween's 12 Golden Country Greats.

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2022 03:34 PM (Q8622)

193 157 Said on Tech Thread this morning, our heating oil delivery was $697
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How long will that last you? Just got a nat.gas bill for one month, $130

Posted by: dartist at January 14, 2022 03:34 PM (+ya+t)

194
Train robberies in California rising unexpectedly as thieves break into cars and steal whatever they can.
Posted by: Anna Puma

i saw that this morning. had two oposing thoughts on it.
1) it was fun to shoot rats at the dump, wouldn't it be fun to shoot thieves in the train yard?
2) failifornia, so fuck 'em.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (IJES/) - at January 14, 2022 03:34 PM (IJES/)

195 LOL, the US couldn't beat Equatorial Guinea in a war.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 14, 2022 03:33 PM (hQ23g)



My bud says "we'd be taken by Madagascar right now."

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 03:34 PM (Zz0t1)

196 116 There's something strange about Joe's forefinger in that sticker. It doesn't look like it belongs with his hand.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 14, 2022 03:20 PM (eGTCV)

Someone had to photoshop the little girl's hair out from in front of it.
Posted by: ... at January 14, 2022 03:24 PM

No, I had to photoshop it out of the unwilling intern.

Posted by: Photoshop Guy at January 14, 2022 03:34 PM (NCgXW)

197
I'm going to shut down the country.

I'm going to shut down the economy.

I'm not going to shut down the virus.

@JoeBiden 3:10 PM Oct 30, 2020

Posted by: ... at January 14, 2022 03:34 PM (h38PC)

198 Manufacturing was forecast to increase by half a percent in December. It fell a third of a percent. Unexpectedly.

http://bitly.ws/nH6e
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at January 14, 2022 03:29 PM (sWM8x)
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Unexpectedly, Charlie Foxtrot's Cease and Desist XO to the Virus did not shut it down.

Posted by: Axeman at January 14, 2022 03:35 PM (XHhHI)

199 I don't want to kill Russian people. I don't want dead Americans. They can fight their own wars or send their donors' kids.

Oh, I agree, Joe Biden's grift in Ukraine isn't worth one American life.

I suspect he will need the draft though if he decides to start a war. And then he'll require the draftees to get the clot shot too.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 14, 2022 03:35 PM (ESjRY)

200 Tech Thread this morning, our heating oil delivery was $697
Posted by: Skip

Our natural gas supplier sent a note in this month's bill that said, in essence, be prepared to bend over the next few months - wholesale prices, and therefore retail, are ugly and it's coming at you hard.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 14, 2022 03:35 PM (mD/uy)

201 Insty had some video of it yesterday. The tracks littered with torn packaging and discarded stuff the thieves didn't want like COVID tests and epi pens....
Posted by: steevy at January 14, 2022 03:30 PM (CYnTg)

The Punchy admin surrogates in the media all saying today that this is Americans' fault - the inflation, the lack of manufacturing, the empty shelves, the crime, the supply chain issues, the firing of the unvaxx'd - we're ungovernable. So there!
==
The Presidency is too big a job. It can't be handled by one pyrsen. We need to reform the SYSTEM!!!

Posted by: Never let a crisis go to waste at January 14, 2022 03:35 PM (cDw91)

202 Pleased to meet you, hope you guessed my name...

Posted by: Stagflation at January 14, 2022 03:35 PM (yQpMk)

203 >>We are seeing Hayek vs. Keynes play out in real time.


It's like watching the US Women's Soccer Team take on an Under 18 Traveling Boy's Team.

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2022 03:35 PM (Q8622)

204 Holiday sales were not up to expectations because so many people were too sick with Omicron to shop. The devastating Omicron illnesses were due to the prior Administration not stockpiling 120 trillion test kits and 100 trillion vaccine doses by the time they left office, for President Biden to draw on in an emergency! Trump did not do his job and 2021 Christmas sales went down because of that!

Posted by: Jen Psaki at January 14, 2022 03:35 PM (AMIL/)

205 199 I don't want to kill Russian people. I don't want dead Americans. They can fight their own wars or send their donors' kids.

=========

Anything to help Joe Biden's falling poll numbers and secure the uniparty's graft in an unstable geographic locale that resembles a nation state.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 03:35 PM (LvTSG)

206 Bought a 2lb filet for Christmas dinner. $56.99.

Posted by: Roland THTG at January 14, 2022 03:36 PM (j40lz)

207 The hot real estate market is also cooling off and home prices are quickly rising. Real wages, that is considering actual spending power are not keeping up with inflation. Don't let anyone tell you "wages" are rising.

You also have rate hikes coming (maybe 6 says JPM) that will hurt the largest extension of consumer credit in our history.

This is just the beginning.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 14, 2022 03:36 PM (VpIIl)

208 The Presidency is too big a job. It can't be handled by one pyrsen. We need to reform the SYSTEM!!!
Posted by: Never let a crisis go to waste at January 14, 2022 03:35 PM (cDw91)



perhaps a group, a Politics-bureau, if you will.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 14, 2022 03:36 PM (yQpMk)

209 There's something strange about Joe's forefinger in that sticker. It doesn't look like it belongs with his hand.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 14, 2022
........

Must be from all the finger banging.

Posted by: wth at January 14, 2022 03:36 PM (v0R5T)

210 would've been much higher sales if not for the train cars being unloaded in LA, Chicago, and other spots.

Posted by: Kevin in ABQ at January 14, 2022 03:36 PM (Dqgwb)

211 When'd he turn gay?
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 03:34 PM (Zz0t1)


I've been trying to get him to admit it ever since he started making recipes he found on Pinterest.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 14, 2022 03:36 PM (Ez6QX)

212
It's like watching the US Women's Soccer Team take on an Under 18 Traveling Boy's Team.
Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2022 03:35 PM (Q8622)



They got beat by a 15U team. I'd hate to see what an 18U team would do to them......

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 03:36 PM (Zz0t1)

213 Supposedly China closing ports which will aggravate supply chain problems. No dollar store merch!

Posted by: Sphynx at January 14, 2022 03:36 PM (rXie1)

214 And, even if you turned out Nobel Prize winning STEM 6th grade students, you'd get shut down by some Karen state-aligned bureaucracy.
Posted by: Tonypete at January 14, 2022 03:30 PM (mD/uy


Thats the hell of it. By the end of week one, every bench would be filled. And at the end of the school year the kids would be way ahead of their peers.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 14, 2022 03:36 PM (axyOa)

215 Sorry ace, Black Friday is now new concept of smash and grab.

Posted by: Chicken Little at January 14, 2022 03:36 PM (5aWFq)

216 Our natural gas supplier sent a note in this month's bill that said, in essence, be prepared to bend over the next few months - wholesale prices, and therefore retail, are ugly and it's coming at you hard.

Wow - I tell all the girls at school something similar.

Posted by: Loudon County Boy in a Dress at January 14, 2022 03:36 PM (nmahL)

217 Slavery should work this time.
Posted by: wth at January 14, 2022 03:33 PM (v0R5T)
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We just won't define it as slavery.

Posted by: Charlie Foxtrot Administration at January 14, 2022 03:36 PM (XHhHI)

218 off topic but does anyone know what status of the vaccine mandate for federal contractors is?

Posted by: trixie the serf at January 14, 2022 03:37 PM (RzUqr)

219
I've been trying to get him to admit it ever since he started making recipes he found on Pinterest.
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 14, 2022 03:36 PM (Ez6QX)



LMFAO.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 03:37 PM (Zz0t1)

220 I'm going to have to have a long talk with son because he wants to put a keg of Truly or White Claw or some shit on one side.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 14, 2022 03:33 PM (Ez6QX)

I guess I consider myself fortunate to not know what that is.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at January 14, 2022 03:37 PM (SH2Zi)

221 consumer sentiment has tumbled, presaging lower economic activity to come


+1 for using "presaging" in a sentence

Posted by: Hands - wounded healer at January 14, 2022 03:37 PM (786Ro)

222 I'm going to have to have a long talk with son because he wants to put a keg of Truly or White Claw or some shit on one side.
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 14, 2022 03:33 PM (Ez6QX)

Tell him "Surge" - 8% alcohol - still nasty tasting seltzer stuff, but a least it approaches something that has more kick to it than koolaid.

Posted by: Boswell at January 14, 2022 03:37 PM (5iUNf)

223 DOW down 251.36
NASDAQ up 70.54
S&P 500 down 3.52

Joey did that

Posted by: Braenyard at January 14, 2022 03:37 PM (N6bh0)

224 I'm going to have to have a long talk with son because he wants to put a keg of Truly or White Claw or some shit on one side.
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 14, 2022 03:33 PM (Ez6QX)


When'd he turn gay?
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 03:34 PM (Zz0t1)

Hold on now, White Claw on tap might be a draw for young women of questionable taste and dubious judgment. In which case...
*goes looking for White Claw kegerator*

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at January 14, 2022 03:37 PM (rF64X)

225 How long will that last you? Just got a nat.gas bill for one month, $130
Posted by: dartist at January 14, 2022 03:34 PM (+ya+t)

Over $250 last month here in Central Calif, and we did not even get below FREEZING (although average temp was lower than normal).

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 14, 2022 03:37 PM (oHd/0)

226 When'd he turn gay?

Its not gay if your balls don't touch. Or so Big Mike tells me whenever he's, sorry, she's in the mood.

Posted by: Barack Obama at January 14, 2022 03:37 PM (ESjRY)

227 Supposedly China closing ports which will aggravate supply chain problems. No dollar store merch!
Posted by: Sphynx at January 14, 2022 03:36 PM (rXie1)



Fuck.......

- Wal-Mart

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 03:37 PM (Zz0t1)

228 If you count smash & grab robberies as sales, the holiday season looked pretty good
Posted by: Dave at January 14, 2022 03:18 PM (mXUCw)

What makes you think they didn't?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 14, 2022 03:37 PM (P3gRi)

229 Oops. Off cavernous sock.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 14, 2022 03:37 PM (rF64X)

230 >>The hot real estate market is also cooling off and home prices are quickly rising.


If I took a shit in my yard at 8 am this morning, they would be subdividing it by noon and pouring foundations before 2pm.

Your locale, this may vary though.

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2022 03:38 PM (Q8622)

231 >We just won't define it as slavery.
Posted by: Charlie Foxtrot Administration at January 14, 2022 03:36 PM (XHhHI)

Just spit ballin' here..how about happy fun camp?

Posted by: Pres. Klain at January 14, 2022 03:38 PM (gryET)

232 209 There's something strange about Joe's forefinger in that sticker. It doesn't look like it belongs with his hand.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 14, 2022
........

Must be from all the finger banging.
Posted by: wth at January 14, 2022 03:36 PM (v0R5T)



UNEXPECTED finger banging.

Posted by: Sphynx at January 14, 2022 03:38 PM (rXie1)

233 I've been trying to get him to admit it ever since he started making recipes he found on Pinterest.
Posted by: Jordan61

If he sings show tunes while helping with the dishes, well, you know. . .

Posted by: Tonypete at January 14, 2022 03:38 PM (mD/uy)

234 I didn't smash you in the face as much as I defined your face as a fire alarm pull and that wall behind you as on fire.

Posted by: President Charlie Foxtrot at January 14, 2022 03:38 PM (XHhHI)

235 off topic but does anyone know what status of the vaccine mandate for federal contractors is?

I think its still in the lower courts.

The split decision by the SC means it could go either way if they get it...but I expect the longer this draws out the better is is for clot shot opponents.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 14, 2022 03:38 PM (ESjRY)

236 174
Trump / Hayek, the economy is organic, and government control is bad.

Obama / Biden / Keynes, the economy needs to be controlled through regulation, and the government needs to spend spend spend... and debt does not really matter.
Posted by: Romeo13 at January 14, 2022 03:32 PM

Let's be honest...Trump didn't give two shits about the debt or deficit either. Compared to other priorities, I was willing to give it a pass, too.

Posted by: Grimmy at January 14, 2022 03:38 PM (NCgXW)

237 This is just the beginning.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 14, 2022 03:36 PM (VpIIl)


that should be a nic guy.

Posted by: Chicken Little at January 14, 2022 03:39 PM (5aWFq)

238 ---
We just won't define it as slavery.
Posted by: Charlie Foxtrot Administration at January 14, 2022 03:36 PM (XHhHI)



We will call it 'diversity hiring' by forcing them to work in the fields bailing cotton for a minimal wage.

- Jen Psaki

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 03:39 PM (Zz0t1)

239 I'm going to have to have a long talk with son because he wants to put a keg of Truly or White Claw or some shit on one side.
Posted by: Jordan61

When'd he turn gay?
Posted by: Sponge

Hold on now, White Claw on tap might be a draw for young women of questionable taste and dubious judgment. In which case...
*goes looking for White Claw kegerator*
Posted by: Sandra Fluke

I don't think Jordan61 wants grandkids just yet.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2022 03:39 PM (uXonU)

240 Close friend teaches in LAUSD, and normal 2nd grade class is about 25 to 30 kids. Now it is 10, because of Fake Plague testing. Lots of positive "tests"so kids are kept away. Not that anyone is sick, just "positive."

Well, it is not as if LAUSD was really teaching kids, anyway.

Posted by: some guy out west at January 14, 2022 03:39 PM (DsgQB)

241 16 There's something strange about Joe's forefinger in that sticker. It doesn't look like it belongs with his hand.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 14, 2022 03:20 PM (eGTCV)


His right index finger is bent that way from a lifetime of deep nasal-mining for his daily lunch.

Posted by: Gref at January 14, 2022 03:39 PM (AMIL/)

242 Let's be honest...Trump didn't give two shits about the debt or deficit either. Compared to other priorities, I was willing to give it a pass, too.

The last chance to pay down the debt came and went in around 2012 or so.

Its just a question of what sort of collapse will render it all moot now.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 14, 2022 03:39 PM (ESjRY)

243 213 Supposedly China closing ports which will aggravate supply chain problems. No dollar store merch!
Posted by: Sphynx at January 14, 2022 03:36 PM (rXie1)

Thrawn's workmate circa December 2021 (paraphrased) - China's doing a great job controlling Covid because they don't have to worry about people's civil liberties.

Guess that tidbit she heard from NPR was wrong. Or the Chinese are lying and using Omnicron to clamp down on their populace even more in advance of the 2022 Winter Games.

Posted by: Thrawn at January 14, 2022 03:39 PM (Rl7KJ)

244 I think if you want to dunk on GO's and senior leadership, go right ahead. You want to bag on the military in general and say we can't win a war with the right leadership, you are very wrong. Irrespective of what you hear about the GO's and field grades, there are still a lot of savages in the military.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 14, 2022 03:39 PM (VpIIl)

245 This leggy brunette isn't spending anything because her job as a car show model got destroyed as a result of COVID policies and the worldwide chip shortage that is related to the same:
https://is.gd/zT4b1G

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 03:40 PM (DU+/6)

246 The Presidency is too big a job. It can't be handled by one pyrsen. We need to reform the SYSTEM!!!
Posted by: Never let a crisis go to waste at January 14, 2022 03:35 PM (cDw91)

perhaps a group, a Politics-bureau, if you will.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 14, 2022 03:36 PM (yQpMk)


So they'd be like a vanguard, if you will, of the voting class?

Posted by: Diogenes at January 14, 2022 03:40 PM (axyOa)

247 I don't think Jordan61 wants grandkids just yet.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2022 03:39 PM (uXonU)


I am way too immature to be a grandmother.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 14, 2022 03:40 PM (Ez6QX)

248 Train robberies in California rising

******

Well, that's just Great!

Posted by: Muldoon at January 14, 2022 03:40 PM (m45I2)

249 I ordered a small chest freezer for the kids. I was shocked that I was able to pick it up less than one week.
Posted by: Infidel

Hot kids ?

Posted by: JT at January 14, 2022 03:40 PM (arJlL)

250 I've been trying to get him to admit it ever since he started making recipes he found on Pinterest.

Posted by: Jordan61

what kind of apron does he wear?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 14, 2022 03:40 PM (5aWFq)

251 So less demand and we still have out of control inflation? (I realize some consumer goods are not calculated in that figure)

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 14, 2022 03:40 PM (3q554)

252 +1 for using "presaging" in a sentence
Posted by: Hands - wounded healer at January 14, 2022 03:37 PM (786Ro)
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I don't much care for sage, so I pre-sage even less than I sage.

Posted by: President Charlie Foxtrot at January 14, 2022 03:40 PM (XHhHI)

253 Did I do that?

Posted by: Urkel Biden at January 14, 2022 03:40 PM (63Dwl)

254 1) it was fun to shoot rats at the dump, wouldn't it be fun to shoot thieves in the train yard?
----------------
I used to do that in HS. Great fun.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 03:40 PM (C7jzY)

255 The only way out of these tough times is more vacation and pay raises for government union members. The rest of you can FOAD.

Posted by: Government Union President at January 14, 2022 03:41 PM (j7VPE)

256 Train robberies in California rising
---
See! We've solved the supply chain slowdown.

Posted by: President Charlie Foxtrot at January 14, 2022 03:41 PM (XHhHI)

257 Look at all the empty shelves! That means everything has sold! How much better can the economy get than "everything is sold"?!?!?

Posted by: This... is complete BS at January 14, 2022 03:41 PM (TYByt)

258 I'm going to have to have a long talk with son because he wants to put a keg of Truly or White Claw or some shit on one side.
Posted by: Jordan61

When'd he turn gay?


WHAT AM I, CHOPPED LIVER?

Posted by: Zima at January 14, 2022 03:41 PM (Qv0Mi)

259 205 199 I don't want to kill Russian people. I don't want dead Americans. They can fight their own wars or send their donors' kids.

Anything to help Joe Biden's falling poll numbers and secure the uniparty's graft in an unstable geographic locale that resembles a nation state.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 03:35 PM (LvTSG)

An unpopular war would just be icing on the cake. I doubt many understand the situation over there (I certainly don't) but show me a demographic beyond the grifter class that's itching to get America into another war. I don't think "Russia bad!" has too many Americans fighting mad.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 14, 2022 03:41 PM (KbCG3)

260 This is just the beginning tip.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 14, 2022 03:36 PM (VpIIl)

FIFY. Because the f*ckening is coming at us all.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 14, 2022 03:41 PM (N39Ws)

261 254 1) it was fun to shoot rats at the dump, wouldn't it be fun to shoot thieves in the train yard?
----------------
I used to do that in HS. Great fun.
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 03:40 PM (C7jzY)

You shot thieves in the train yard?

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 14, 2022 03:41 PM (rF64X)

262 'Let them eat Treaadmills.'

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2022 03:41 PM (Q8622)

263 So they'd be like a vanguard, if you will, of the voting class?
Posted by: Diogenes at January 14, 2022 03:40 PM (axyOa)



They would need guidance though, a Central Committee, as it were.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 14, 2022 03:41 PM (yQpMk)

264 235 - thanks
my employer went to work from home due to Omicron surge here (boston). Unvaccinated not allowed on company property but now as of March 1 unboosted won't be allowed in the office. clown town

Posted by: trixie the serf at January 14, 2022 03:41 PM (RzUqr)

265 How does one deliver a 44ft ladder?

Posted by: dantesed at January 14, 2022 03:41 PM (88xKn)

266 it was fun to shoot rats at the dump, wouldn't it be fun to shoot thieves in the train yard?
----------------
I used to do that in HS. Great fun.
Posted by: Puddin Head


Lucky you. I'd like to shoot thieves in a train yard.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2022 03:42 PM (uXonU)

267 I am way too immature to be a grandmother.
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 14, 2022 03:40 PM (Ez6QX)
---------------

Which makes you perfect to be a grandmother. You can get the grandkids all wound up, then turn them back over to the parents.

Then, when your kids complain, you can just say, "See what I had to put up with?"

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 14, 2022 03:42 PM (5pTK/)

268 Russia buying facebook ads: NUKE THOSE BASTARDS!

China sending COVID to the US intentionally: Well, stuff happens you know?

Posted by: The FNM at January 14, 2022 03:42 PM (ESjRY)

269 I am way too immature to be a grandmother.
Posted by: Jordan61

I'm here to tell you Dear that immaturity is a prerequisite for being a grandpa.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 14, 2022 03:42 PM (mD/uy)

270 265 How does one deliver a 44ft ladder?
Posted by: dantesed at January 14, 2022 03:41 PM (88xKn)

I imagine an epidural would be involved.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 14, 2022 03:42 PM (rF64X)

271
WHAT AM I, CHOPPED LIVER?
Posted by: Zima at January 14, 2022 03:41 PM (Qv0Mi)



To be fair, when Zima first came out, a trucking rep came by and dropped a case off for us. Had no idea what it was. We drank it at work all the time after getting a styrofoam cup with ice in it after lunch. Afternoons were MUCH more fun and the bosses thought it was 7-Up.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 03:42 PM (Zz0t1)

272 I'm going to have to have a long talk with son because he wants to put a keg of Truly or White Claw or some shit on one side.

Posted by: Jordan61

Ferns Sammie, ferns...

Posted by: Norm at January 14, 2022 03:42 PM (5aWFq)

273 How does one deliver a 44ft ladder?
Posted by: dantesed


Carefully.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2022 03:42 PM (uXonU)

274 267 I am way too immature to be a grandmother.
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 14, 2022 03:40 PM (Ez6QX)
---------------

Which makes you perfect to be a grandmother. You can get the grandkids all wound up, then turn them back over to the parents.

Then, when your kids complain, you can just say, "See what I had to put up with?"
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 14, 2022 03:42 PM (5pTK/)

Feed them lots of sugar before returning them.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 14, 2022 03:43 PM (z5Vrg)

275 >Lucky you. I'd like to shoot thieves in a train yard.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2022 03:42 PM (uXonU)

I assumed train yards were the domicile of hobos.

Posted by: Pres. Klain at January 14, 2022 03:43 PM (gryET)

276 We are seeing Hayek vs. Keynes play out in real time.
Trump / Hayek, the economy is organic, and government control is bad.
Obama / Biden / Keynes, the economy needs to be controlled through regulation, and the government needs to spend spend spend... and debt does not really matter.
Posted by: Romeo13
===========
The left moved well beyond anything Keynes ever advocated for a decade ago.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

Nixon took us off the gold standard in ...1971? For years, most people thought about economics the same way as before that. But in the last 20, the spending of "fiat" currency and economics have become totally disconnected. Our deficits now are YUGE, the national debt is YUGE, yet the floating crap game goes on.
The Democrats control the White House and both houses of Congress, and they can't actually get a budget through. More continuing resolutions on spending.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at January 14, 2022 03:43 PM (vcOmj)

277 This sweater-clad cutie wants you to know that homemade gifts are the best!

https://tinyurl.com/yzdszxfs

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2022 03:43 PM (URNdm)

278 Analysts had forecast...

You guys suck at darts.

Posted by: t-bird at January 14, 2022 03:43 PM (SwCv8)

279 How does one deliver a 44ft ladder?
Posted by: dantesed at January 14, 2022 03:41 PM (88xKn)



53' trailer.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 03:43 PM (Zz0t1)

280
Feed them lots of sugar before returning them.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 14, 2022 03:43 PM (z5Vrg)

Two liters of Coca Cola and a puppy. Each.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 14, 2022 03:43 PM (rF64X)

281 Obama / Biden / Keynes, the economy needs to be controlled through regulation, and the government needs to spend spend spend... and debt does not really matter.

Keynesian Economics COULD work - if Human Nature was anything different that what it is. Imagine a government that ran a modest surplus during good economic times, and instead of pissing that surplus away - saved it, and used that money during downturns to finance necessary projects ... thus evening out regular business cycles and also buying goods and labor at a discount.

But, of course, Keynesian Economics WILL NOT work - because politicians, like everyone else that seeks power, are assholes. However, the concept is sound.

Posted by: Loudon County Boy in a Dress at January 14, 2022 03:44 PM (nmahL)

282 Better get the grand kids quick before he goes all the way.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 14, 2022 03:44 PM (N6bh0)

283
Seriously, though, a war with the US might be the best thing to ever happen to Putin. After dealing us a humiliating defeat, his reputation as Great Russian Leader would be cemented for life. And the Europeans would automatically become his bitchez.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 14, 2022 03:44 PM (hQ23g)

284 I'm here to tell you Dear that immaturity is a prerequisite for being a grandpa.
Posted by: Tonypete



HA! I'm in like Flynn then!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2022 03:44 PM (uXonU)

285 A Cannibal sighting !

Posted by: JT at January 14, 2022 03:44 PM (arJlL)

286 I still have never tried this White Claw crap. What is it alcohol and soda with some diluted flavoring?

Sounds wonderful.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 14, 2022 03:44 PM (UuD2k)

287 >.Two liters of Coca Cola and a puppy. Each.


Forgot the drum set.

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2022 03:44 PM (Q8622)

288 >https://tinyurl.com/yzdszxfs
Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2022 03:43 PM (URNdm)

That's just...wrong...

Posted by: Heavy Meta at January 14, 2022 03:44 PM (gryET)

289 I ordered a small chest freezer for the kids.

******

*shifty eyes*

I've got the body of a man half my age...

Posted by: Muldoon at January 14, 2022 03:44 PM (m45I2)

290 I'm going to have to have a long talk with son because he wants to put a keg of Truly or White Claw or some shit on one side.

Posted by: Jordan61
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White Claw fits nicely into a messenger bag.

Posted by: Axeman at January 14, 2022 03:44 PM (XHhHI)

291 244 I think if you want to dunk on GO's and senior leadership, go right ahead. You want to bag on the military in general and say we can't win a war with the right leadership, you are very wrong. Irrespective of what you hear about the GO's and field grades, there are still a lot of savages in the military.
Posted by: Marcus T at January 14, 2022 03:39 PM (VpIIl)

The frontline troops/officers are very good, no doubt.

What about everybody else, in say logistics or communications?

Posted by: Thrawn at January 14, 2022 03:44 PM (Rl7KJ)

292 This sweater-clad cutie wants you to know that homemade gifts are the best!

https://tinyurl.com/yzdszxfs
Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2022 03:43 PM (URNdm)



That was just rude. You're on a list now.......

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 03:44 PM (Zz0t1)

293
I don't think "Russia bad!" has too many Americans fighting mad.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer


You are obviously a Putin puppet.

Posted by: Max Bootie at January 14, 2022 03:44 PM (63Dwl)

294 >>Feed them lots of sugar before returning them.


My dear mom introduced my son to Mountain Dew on one of her 'Nana fun days!'

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2022 03:44 PM (URNdm)

295 I ordered a small chest freezer for the kids.
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What do you want to freeze their chests for?

Posted by: Axeman at January 14, 2022 03:44 PM (XHhHI)

296 I'm going to have to have a long talk with son because he wants to put a keg of Truly or White Claw or some shit on one side.
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 14, 2022 03:33 PM (Ez6QX)


When he pushes for the Four Loko keg, start worrying.

Posted by: J. Frank Parnell at January 14, 2022 03:45 PM (O6DoG)

297 >>Keynesian Economics COULD work


Nope.

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2022 03:45 PM (Q8622)

298 This sweater-clad cutie wants you to know that homemade gifts are the best!

https://tinyurl.com/yzdszxfs
Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2022 03:43 PM (URNdm)
++++
That is the stuff of which nightmares are made.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 03:45 PM (DU+/6)

299 My mother used to rage against Christmas ads, decorations etc. before Thanksgiving. This year Christmas season will have to start on Easter if we're going to make up lost ground.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 14, 2022 03:45 PM (FVME7)

300 So does this mean the housing market will finally level out and maybe find some sanity?

I have been on the sidelines for a while
Hoping prices become more realistic. I am in Nevada and the Californicators have ruined the housing market for locals.

Posted by: Czech Chick at January 14, 2022 03:45 PM (haWye)

301 Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2022 03:43 PM (URNdm)

My eyes have been violated.

Posted by: dantesed at January 14, 2022 03:45 PM (88xKn)

302 Which makes you perfect to be a grandmother. You can get the grandkids all wound up, then turn them back over to the parents.

Then, when your kids complain, you can just say, "See what I had to put up with?"
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 14, 2022 03:42 PM (5pTK/)

Feed them lots of sugar before returning them.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy

Feed them sugar and buy them a drum set for their house.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2022 03:45 PM (uXonU)

303 >>That was just rude. You're on a list now.......


But am I first on that list?

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2022 03:45 PM (URNdm)

304 What do you want to freeze their chests for?
Posted by: Axeman

Have to when making chesticles.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 14, 2022 03:46 PM (mD/uy)

305 I have nat gas heat. I've been looked in at $78 per month, yearly average over 11 payments. I think it resents next month. Probably not going to be pretty.

Posted by: Infidel at January 14, 2022 03:46 PM (qpolg)

306 This leggy brunette isn't spending anything because her job as a car show model got destroyed as a result of COVID policies and the worldwide chip shortage that is related to the same:
https://is.gd/zT4b1G
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 03:40 PM (DU+/6)


Positraction rearend?

Posted by: Diogenes at January 14, 2022 03:46 PM (axyOa)

307 ++++
That is the stuff of which nightmares are made.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 03:45 PM (DU+/6)



Now I gotta go look at some tits to make up for that shit......

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 03:46 PM (Zz0t1)

308 How does one deliver a 44ft ladder?
Posted by: dantesed

Carefully.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2022 03:42 PM (uXonU)

Slowly, then all at once.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at January 14, 2022 03:46 PM (SH2Zi)

309 And the Europeans would automatically become his bitchez.

Oh VLAD stick your pipeline in me deep! I need your precious fluids...I need them now! My...vasts tracts of land are heaving, heaving just waiting for you to come!

Posted by: Angela Merkel at January 14, 2022 03:46 PM (ESjRY)

310
I've got the body of a man half my age...
Posted by: Muldoon at January 14, 2022 03:44 PM (m45I2)
--------------

You've been talking recipes with Cannibal Bob?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 14, 2022 03:46 PM (5pTK/)

311 212
They got beat by a 15U team. I'd hate to see what an 18U team would do to them......
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 03:36 PM

Before seeing the women's team: Bro, we get to play with some older girl athletes. I bet they're hot. Wonder if we can party and hook up with some after the game?

Upon seeing the US Women's Soccer Team: why is their team captain a purple-haired middle school twink? Why are they all bitches? Is this some Ashton Kutcher prank?

Posted by: 18U Men's Soccer Team at January 14, 2022 03:46 PM (NCgXW)

312 I've been trying to get him to admit it ever since he started making recipes he found on Pinterest.

Posted by: Jordan61

what kind of apron does he wear?
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 14, 2022 03:40 PM (5aWFq)
**********
Well, that's kind of understandable. Pinterest posts recipes of the most mouthwatering pictures of food I have ever seen

Posted by: redridinghood at January 14, 2022 03:46 PM (NpAcC)

313 But, of course, Keynesian Economics WILL NOT work - because politicians, like everyone else that seeks power, are assholes. However, the concept is sound.
Posted by: Loudon County Boy in a Dress at January 14, 2022 03:44 PM (nmahL)

When you open the Social Security Lock Box, you will release my chakra.

Be careful please and bring a towel.

Posted by: Al Gore, Rapist at January 14, 2022 03:46 PM (R/m4+)

314 277 This sweater-clad cutie wants you to know that homemade gifts are the best!

https://tinyurl.com/yzdszxfs
Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2022 03:43 PM (URNdm)



Mentally challenged knitters for gun control.

Posted by: Sphynx at January 14, 2022 03:46 PM (rXie1)

315
But am I first on that list?
Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2022 03:45 PM (URNdm)



Today.....

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 03:46 PM (Zz0t1)

316 But, of course, Keynesian Economics WILL NOT work - because politicians, like everyone else that seeks power, are assholes. However, the concept is sound.
Posted by: Loudon County Boy in a Dress at January 14, 2022 03:44 PM (nmahL)

Yup, agree, but Keynes theory is just like Communism.

Sounds really good, right up until it runs into the reality of Human Nature.

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 14, 2022 03:46 PM (oHd/0)

317 I think it resents next month. Probably not going to be pretty.

Posted by: Infidel at January 14, 2022 03:46 PM (qpolg)

Yeah, I hate fucking Februarys.

Posted by: Phone Bill at January 14, 2022 03:47 PM (SH2Zi)

318 looked=locked

Posted by: Infidel at January 14, 2022 03:47 PM (qpolg)

319 277 This sweater-clad cutie wants you to know that homemade gifts are the best!

https://tinyurl.com/yzdszxfs



Ewewewewewew...

Posted by: Queasy stomach at January 14, 2022 03:47 PM (jYQlA)

320 Public school districts in Texas like Mesquite ISD were already taking Monday off for MLK day. They added Tuesday because of staff shortages.

Posted by: Glenn John at January 14, 2022 03:47 PM (LilNs)

321 https://is.gd/zT4b1G
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 03:40 PM (DU+/6)

Trade Show girls - heh - my daughter's friend got hired by Monster Energy Drink to do 'Promotion Calls' at trade shows in New York City and LI store openings - the costume came in - it was literally a loin cloth. Her dad had a heart attack.

Posted by: Boswell at January 14, 2022 03:47 PM (5iUNf)

322 >>>Nixon took us off the gold standard in ...1971? For years, most people thought about economics the same way as before that. But in the last 20, the spending of "fiat" currency and economics have become totally disconnected
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The historical concept of value is lost.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 14, 2022 03:47 PM (N6bh0)

323 Lizzy was desperately unkind. Here's a blonde chick dressed up as a slutty firefighter that may help serve as eye bleach:
https://is.gd/3NmQEt

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 03:47 PM (DU+/6)

324 Feed them sugar and buy them a drum set for their house.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2022 03:45 PM (uXonU)

This. and a chemistry set. wait...nah...they don't have the good chemicals any more. Just add a pan flute.

Posted by: Norm at January 14, 2022 03:47 PM (5aWFq)

325 This leggy brunette isn't spending anything because her job as a car show model got destroyed as a result of COVID policies and the worldwide chip shortage that is related to the same:
https://is.gd/zT4b1G
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 03:40 PM (DU+/6)
........

I will buy her things.

Posted by: wth at January 14, 2022 03:47 PM (v0R5T)

326 This sweater-clad cutie wants you to know that homemade gifts are the best!

https://tinyurl.com/yzdszxfs

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2022 03:43 PM (URNdm)
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It's Camera Boy!

Posted by: Axeman at January 14, 2022 03:47 PM (XHhHI)

327 >> But, of course, Keynesian Economics WILL NOT work - because politicians, like everyone else that seeks power, are assholes. However, the concept is sound.


If the concepts ability to (maybe) function relies on the goodness of Humanity...

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2022 03:47 PM (Q8622)

328 ace, this could be it's own thread.


https://tinyurl.com/mr2ty8p2


Posted by: WeBoned! at January 14, 2022 03:48 PM (8k7U7)

329 By the way, no need to buy the grandkids a drum set. Just by them a toy hammer and one of the square and round peg things.

That way, you've got cover when the grandkid starts taking the plastic hammer to everything in sight.

At least, that what mom, I mean, friends tell me happens.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 14, 2022 03:48 PM (5pTK/)

330 I ordered a small chest freezer for the kids.


Pro tip: Always go larger than you think you'll need. Opportunities will present themselves and you'll be able to fit more kids in with a larger freezer.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2022 03:48 PM (uXonU)

331 Well, that's kind of understandable. Pinterest posts recipes of the most mouthwatering pictures of food I have ever seen
Posted by: redridinghood at January 14, 2022 03:46 PM (NpAcC)


Plus, I think Insom might be onto something. The White Claw and cooking is probably chick-bait. He is VERY confident with the ladies.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 14, 2022 03:48 PM (Ez6QX)

332 Australia is kicking out Novak. I'm sort of glad. It clarifies things. We know who these people are, but more people need to understand.

Posted by: Ordinary American at January 14, 2022 03:48 PM (H8QX8)

333 Trade Show girls - heh - my daughter's friend got hired by Monster Energy Drink to do 'Promotion Calls' at trade shows in New York City and LI store openings - the costume came in - it was literally a loin cloth. Her dad had a heart attack.
Posted by: Boswell at January 14, 2022 03:47 PM (5iUNf)
++++
My industry - high tech - used to have killer, smokeshow booth babes. They're less common now. The industry went woke and suddenly traditional booth babes were outre and problematic.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 03:48 PM (DU+/6)

334 Irrespective of what you hear about the GO's and field grades, there are still a lot of savages in the military.
Posted by: Marcus T at January 14, 2022 03:39 PM (VpIIl)

The frontline troops/officers are very good, no doubt.
What about everybody else, in say logistics or communications?
Posted by: Thrawn

It's the political commissars, ie, the JAG officers embedded in all layers of command and operations now. They will tell them how to run operations.
That's the insane part. And those two dueling bags of excrement, Austin and Milley are all for that.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at January 14, 2022 03:48 PM (vcOmj)

335 80 Wait until the truck drivers start boycotting blue urban centers. They'll be eating each other.
Posted by: J. Hinkley at January 14, 2022 03:16 PM (GYllL)

I would actually turn my television on to watch that. Make it pay per view and we could retire the national debt.

Posted by: megthered at January 14, 2022 03:49 PM (ZYV6q)

336
I showed the sweater-clad cutie to Lady YD.

She said 'well, he looks prettier than Ella Emhoff."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 14, 2022 03:49 PM (hQ23g)

337 This sweater-clad cutie wants you to know that homemade gifts are the best!

https://tinyurl.com/yzdszxfs

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2022 03:43 PM (URNdm)

Never has someone jumped to my sh*tlist so fast, woman.

Posted by: ... at January 14, 2022 03:49 PM (h38PC)

338 284 I'm here to tell you Dear that immaturity is a prerequisite for being a grandpa.
Posted by: Tonypete

HA! I'm in like Flynn then!
Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2022 03:44 PM (uXonU)

Yeah, I'm too old to grow up!

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 14, 2022 03:49 PM (oHd/0)

339 Yeah, I hate fucking Februarys.
Posted by: Phone Bill at January 14, 2022 03:47 PM (SH2Zi)
---
You realize that hating any month between February and June makes you a bigot.

Posted by: Axeman at January 14, 2022 03:49 PM (XHhHI)

340 the costume came in - it was literally a loin cloth. Her dad had a heart attack.

Ogg interested in your news tablet.

Posted by: Ogg Caveman Gentleman at January 14, 2022 03:49 PM (ESjRY)

341 >>>Irrespective of what you hear about the GO's and field grades, there are still a lot of savages in the military.
Posted by: Marcus T

No doubt we have the fiercest most advanced diversity, inclusion, and equity trainers in the world. If they ever get captured by the enemy, it'll only be name, rank, serial number, and pronouns.

Posted by: Match Checksout at January 14, 2022 03:50 PM (dYe5S)

342 By the way, no need to buy the grandkids a drum set. Just by them a toy hammer and one of the square and round peg things.



A Vuvuzela will improve their lung power.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 14, 2022 03:50 PM (yQpMk)

343 I showed the sweater-clad cutie to Lady YD.

She said 'well, he looks prettier than Ella Emhoff."
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 14, 2022 03:49 PM (hQ23g)
++++
She ain't wrong.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 03:50 PM (DU+/6)

344 But, of course, Keynesian Economics WILL NOT work - because politicians, like everyone else that seeks power, are assholes. However, the concept is sound.
Posted by: Loudon County Boy in a Dress at January 14, 2022 03:44 PM (nmahL)

It doesn't account for the difference between arbitrarily increasing aggregate demand and individual spending and investment decisions. There's also the issue that the activity adds uncertainty which would be expected to slow down a natural and more efficient investment spending.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 14, 2022 03:50 PM (z5Vrg)

345 Yeah, I'm too old to grow up!
Posted by: Romeo13


Growing old is mandatory.
Growing up is optional.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2022 03:50 PM (uXonU)

346 80 Wait until the truck drivers start boycotting blue urban centers. They'll be eating each other.
Posted by: J. Hinkley at January 14, 2022 03:16 PM (GYllL)
I would actually turn my television on to watch that. Make it pay per view and we could retire the national debt.
Posted by: megthered at January 14, 2022 03:49 PM (ZYV6q)

Me too! Pass the popcorn...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 14, 2022 03:50 PM (R/m4+)

347 Keynesian Economics

*******

There's an old saying in medicine: "You can't pace meatloaf."

"Clear!!!"

Posted by: Muldoon at January 14, 2022 03:50 PM (m45I2)

348 $200. Same as on the exhibition floor.

Posted by: Booth Babe at January 14, 2022 03:50 PM (jYQlA)

349 He is VERY confident with the ladies.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 14, 2022 03:48 PM (Ez6QX)

so he has big hands?

Posted by: Chunky Cheese at January 14, 2022 03:50 PM (5aWFq)

350 Let's be clear, Putin is a scumbag. He has nothing but ill will for Americans and he sees our defeat as fundamental to increasing Russia's greatness. His invasion of Crimea presages his ambitions. If he continues to march across Europe it presages bad things. The fact they mentioned going into Venezuela and Cuba gives you a taste of what he's up to.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 14, 2022 03:51 PM (VpIIl)

351 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 03:40 PM (DU+/6)

But before she got fired she got a degree in Gender Studies, but had to get a job as a model because Gender studies didn't pay. She has voted for D's for the past 10 years and was tired of orange man and his mean tweets.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 14, 2022 03:51 PM (k49Sx)

352 I still have never tried this White Claw crap. What is it alcohol and soda with some diluted flavoring?
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I think it's 5% alcohol, bunch of different flavors. Kids like it because low calories except they like to add a splash of vodka.

Posted by: dartist at January 14, 2022 03:51 PM (+ya+t)

353 Well, that's kind of understandable. Pinterest posts recipes of the most mouthwatering pictures of food I have ever seen
Posted by: redridinghood at January 14, 2022 03:46 PM (NpAcC)

Plus, I think Insom might be onto something. The White Claw and cooking is probably chick-bait. He is VERY confident with the ladies.
==
So was Liberace, dear . . .

Posted by: Grand ma ma at January 14, 2022 03:51 PM (RhxaG)

354 How does one deliver a 44ft ladder?
Posted by: dantesed


One step at a time?

Posted by: mikeski at January 14, 2022 03:51 PM (TYByt)

355 so he has big hands?
Posted by: Chunky Cheese at January 14, 2022 03:50 PM (5aWFq)


He's a total nerd and looks like McLovin. But he has self-confidence by the boatload.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 14, 2022 03:52 PM (Ez6QX)

356 80 Wait until the truck drivers start boycotting blue urban centers. They'll be eating each other.
Posted by: J. Hinkley at January 14, 2022 03:16 PM (GYllL)

Sorry. Can't enter the city limits without our vax cards. Nothing we can do about it.

Posted by: Roy at January 14, 2022 03:52 PM (FMzXL)

357 There's an old saying in medicine: "You can't pace meatloaf."

"Clear!!!"

Posted by: Muldoon at January 14, 2022 03:50 PM (m45I2)


"you can't pace meatloaf"

*ponders*

Posted by: Chunky Cheese at January 14, 2022 03:52 PM (5aWFq)

358 Who's going to climb a 44ft ladder anyway?

Posted by: wth at January 14, 2022 03:52 PM (v0R5T)

359 >>Let's be clear, Putin is a scumbag



He's got nothing on Biden.

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2022 03:52 PM (Q8622)

360 How does one deliver a 44ft ladder?
Posted by: dantesed
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Plan for the long haul.

Posted by: Axeman at January 14, 2022 03:52 PM (XHhHI)

361 There......that's better.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 03:52 PM (Zz0t1)

362 339 Yeah, I hate fucking Februarys.
Posted by: Phone Bill at January 14, 2022 03:47 PM (SH2Zi)
---
You realize that hating any month between February and June makes you a bigot.
Posted by: Axeman at January 14, 2022 03:49 PM (XHhHI)

Yeah.... so? I'm a RAAAAACIST (note the obligatory 5 A's) and Sexist not matter what I do or say... so...

I OWN IT!

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 14, 2022 03:52 PM (oHd/0)

363 Putin is a scumbag. He has nothing but ill will for Americans

True, but you could say the same thing about Joe Biden, and unlike Vlad, he's here now.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 14, 2022 03:52 PM (ESjRY)

364 Keynesian Economics COULD work

Nope.

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2022 03:45 PM (Q8622)


And really, who amongst us can argue with that Tour de Force of logic and reason ? Reading that unassailable intellectual expression was like watching Michelangelo sculpt Rembrandt painting Michael Jordan dunk.

Posted by: Loudon County Boy in a Dress at January 14, 2022 03:52 PM (nmahL)

365 My industry - high tech - used to have killer, smokeshow booth babes. They're less common now. The industry went woke and suddenly traditional booth babes were outre and problematic.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 03:48 PM (DU+/6)


Back when I attended those, our VP said no eye candy. But, the women working the booth were all hawt and wore the same outfits...tight dress slacks, high heels, white blouses with low buttons.
Yeah. No eye candy.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 14, 2022 03:53 PM (axyOa)

366 One step at a time?

Posted by: mikeski at January 14, 2022 03:51 PM (TYByt)

*golf clap*

Posted by: Chunky Cheese at January 14, 2022 03:53 PM (5aWFq)

367 >>She said 'well, he looks prettier than Ella Emhoff."

Oddly, I had the same reaction.

Look, sometimes something is so horrifying that you are compelled to share it with others. I apologize for the "surprise Hogg."

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2022 03:53 PM (URNdm)

368
But he has self-confidence by the boatload.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 14, 2022 03:52 PM (Ez6QX)



Must be nice........

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 03:53 PM (Zz0t1)

369 Lololol.
Michael Avenatti claims the only book he was allowed to read in prison was his long-time foe Donald Trump's 1987 memoir Art of the Deal: Disgraced lawyer sues the Bureau of Prisons for $94m for mistreatment - $1m for each day he spent in solitary or lockdown

https://tinyurl.com/bdf6jfk2

Posted by: redridinghood at January 14, 2022 03:53 PM (NpAcC)

370 Who's going to climb a 44ft ladder anyway?
Posted by: wth


Stepson has a 50' aluminum ladder for roofing jobs.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2022 03:53 PM (uXonU)

371 He's a total nerd and looks like McLovin. But he has self-confidence by the boatload.
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 14, 2022 03:52 PM (Ez6QX)


Which reminds me of a time that we went out to dinner and he got pretty tipsy. We drove by a building that had flashing lights and he said, "is that a rave? If I wasn't with my parents I would crash that place and ALL those bitches would be coming home with me."

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 14, 2022 03:53 PM (Ez6QX)

372 >>And really, who amongst us can argue with that Tour de Force of logic and reason


Keynes doesn't demand more.

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2022 03:53 PM (Q8622)

373 There's an old saying in medicine: "You can't pace meatloaf."

"Clear!!!"

Posted by: Muldoon at January 14, 2022 03:50 PM (m45I2)

/looks confused

Posted by: Meatloaf, riding away at end of Do anything for love at January 14, 2022 03:53 PM (oHd/0)

374 My industry - high tech - used to have killer, smokeshow booth babes. They're less common now. The industry went woke and suddenly traditional booth babes were outre and problematic.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 03:48 PM (DU+/6)

Same women are working those shows. It's just 25 years later.

Posted by: Roy at January 14, 2022 03:53 PM (FMzXL)

375 s a total nerd and looks like McLovin. But he has self-confidence by the boatload.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 14, 2022 03:52 PM (Ez6QX)

1) employed
2) not a manbun simp

I'm sure he does fine.

Posted by: Phone Bill at January 14, 2022 03:54 PM (SH2Zi)

376 yeah, my birthday is in Feb...so I hate it too.

Posted by: Chunky Cheese at January 14, 2022 03:54 PM (5aWFq)

377 Yeah, I hate fucking Februarys.
Posted by: Phone Bill at January 14, 2022 03:47 PM (SH2Zi)



You should put your cock away, then.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 03:54 PM (Zz0t1)

378 Must be nice........
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 03:53 PM (Zz0t1)


I know, right? He doesn't get it from me.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 14, 2022 03:54 PM (Ez6QX)

379 341 >>>Irrespective of what you hear about the GO's and field grades, there are still a lot of savages in the military.
Posted by: Marcus T

No doubt we have the fiercest most advanced diversity, inclusion, and equity trainers in the world. If they ever get captured by the enemy, it'll only be name, rank, serial number, and pronouns.
Posted by: Match Checksout at January 14, 2022 03:50 PM

We had our "Extremism in the Ranks" training last April (only white Nazi-types as examples, oddly), senior leaders got their transgender policy training last month, and it goes out to the field in the next couple months.

Should be all ready to conduct our mission of fighting and defeating the nation's enemies, both domestic and domestic.

Posted by: Anon Military Moron at January 14, 2022 03:54 PM (NCgXW)

380 I think that those stickers sold well and will continue to sell in the future

Posted by: Picric at January 14, 2022 03:54 PM (13tTk)

381 We want mean tweets! Had enough of failure theater!!

Posted by: Suburban Wine Moms at January 14, 2022 03:54 PM (ikIMD)

382 He's got nothing on Biden.

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2022 03:52 PM (Q8622)

Putin loves Russia.

Does Biden love America?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 14, 2022 03:54 PM (Q9lwr)

383 There's an old saying in medicine: "You can't pace meatloaf."

"Clear!!!"

Posted by: Muldoon at January 14, 2022 03:50 PM (m45I2)


I'm not dead yet!!!

Posted by: Chunky Cheese at January 14, 2022 03:55 PM (5aWFq)

384 I think it's 5% alcohol, bunch of different flavors. Kids like it because low calories except they like to add a splash of vodka.
Posted by: dartist at January 14, 2022 03:51 PM (+ya+t)

Alcohol has a lot of calories. It's literally flammable.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 14, 2022 03:55 PM (Y5qcH)

385 Keynes operates under the assumption that it's okay for government to tax excessively, as long as the excess is put aside for future economic downturns.

Personally, I see a small problem with that premise.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 14, 2022 03:55 PM (5pTK/)

386 Alcohol has a lot of calories. It's literally flammable.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 14, 2022 03:55 PM (Y5qcH)
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So are souffles...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 03:55 PM (DU+/6)

387 > The fact they mentioned going into Venezuela and Cuba gives you a taste of what he's up to.

He'll have to broker with the Chinese. They've also indicated a desire to expand into the Caribbean and have agreements with a couple island countries already.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 14, 2022 03:55 PM (BFigT)

388
74 Old poopy pants Biden sure is living up to Obama's omen -- "Don't underestimate Joe Biden's ability to fuck things up!".

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 14, 2022 03:21 PM (N39Ws)

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In retrospect, we may have misinterpreted that. Maybe Obama meant it as a recommendation.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at January 14, 2022 03:55 PM (3Fyx/)

389 363 Putin is a scumbag. He has nothing but ill will for Americans

**
I don't think he hates America as much as Biden and the Left do.

Posted by: Ordinary American at January 14, 2022 03:56 PM (H8QX8)

390 Looks like General Electric is the first big business to drop the OSHA vax mandate they were going to implement. I think they're a major defense contractor so that kinda answers the federal contractor question.

Posted by: lowandslow at January 14, 2022 03:56 PM (4thlk)

391 Putin is a scumbag. He has nothing but ill will for Americans

In all fairness, he may just understand most Americans.

Posted by: Loudon County Boy in a Dress at January 14, 2022 03:56 PM (fU1ci)

392 Does Biden love America?

Look fat, I love America just like I love my daughter.

Now, let's get in the shower together and make daddy happy.

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 14, 2022 03:56 PM (ESjRY)

393 There's an old saying in medicine: "You can't pace meatloaf."
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2 out of 3 ain't bad.

Posted by: Axeman at January 14, 2022 03:56 PM (XHhHI)

394 Posted by: ... at January 14, 2022 03:49 PM (h38PC)

She jumped to my favorite poster of the day list because she made the 'rons look, and it made me laugh.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 14, 2022 03:56 PM (k49Sx)

395 They're less common now. The industry went woke and suddenly traditional booth babes were outre and problematic.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 03:48 PM (DU+/6)

Not in Golf - my daughter wanted to intern for one of those Pro Golf Marketing firms when she was a freshman in college - the ones that claim to work with various big-named clients setting up booths at top tier events - she thought she was going to work on ad campaigns - the costume she showed me online suggested she was going to work on men, not on ads - I told her NO - think about something else. So, when her friend got that Monster Drink outfit - we both laughed. So, predictable with sports drinks and sports venues in general.

Posted by: Boswell at January 14, 2022 03:56 PM (5iUNf)

396 261 254 1) it was fun to shoot rats at the dump, wouldn't it be fun to shoot thieves in the train yard?
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I used to do that in HS. Great fun.
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 03:40 PM (C7jzY)

You shot thieves in the train yard?
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Never thought of that but my dad was a train detective for Southern Railroad before the War. He was mostly interested in tracking down freight cars full of cigs. Don't think he shot any thieves though. I have his .38 pistol though. Might as well.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 03:57 PM (C7jzY)

397 372 >>And really, who amongst us can argue with that Tour de Force of logic and reason


Keynes doesn't demand more.
Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2022 03:53 PM (Q8622)

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BURN!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 03:57 PM (LvTSG)

398 Joe's the guy who wrote the bill that paid for free shmmmbelllbebel for the affricrkanns.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at January 14, 2022 03:57 PM (ZZK0E)

399 Should be all ready to conduct our mission of fighting and defeating the nation's enemies, both domestic and domestic.
Posted by: Anon Military Moron at January 14,

Just a shame what's going to happen to your family.

Posted by: Government Union President at January 14, 2022 03:57 PM (j7VPE)

400 Putin: Shut down overseas adoption of Russian infants, because a couple of homosexual perverts in the US adopted a small boy and pimped him out.

I do not believe Biden would do the same, had it been the other way around.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 14, 2022 03:57 PM (5pTK/)

401 yeah, I did that is great, but Joe likes you to know that "he's the guy" who wrote the bill or did some other obvously false thing.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at January 14, 2022 03:58 PM (ZZK0E)

402 The Great Train Robbery comes to life.

California is awesome.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 14, 2022 03:58 PM (BFigT)

403 Ugh, just received my first tax document for the year.

Posted by: Infidel at January 14, 2022 03:58 PM (qpolg)

404 comment not found

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 03:58 PM (LvTSG)

405 Sorry. Can't enter the city limits without our vax cards. Nothing we can do about it.
Posted by: Roy at January 14, 2022 03:52 PM (FMzXL)

Clearly the failing economy is due to the UnVax'd, as they can't get into stores to spend money!

If only those greedy Pure Bloods would get our wonderful totally protective Vaccine, our economy would skyrocket!

Posted by: Biduh Administration at January 14, 2022 03:58 PM (oHd/0)

406 >>There's an old saying in medicine: "You can't pace meatloaf."


The Dashboard lights run on 12v. No way that works.

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2022 03:59 PM (Q8622)

407 also, you know what this bad economic news mean? Time to rewrite teh misery index.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at January 14, 2022 03:59 PM (ZZK0E)

408
I do not believe Biden would do the same, had it been the other way around.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 14, 2022 03:57 PM (5pTK/)



He would promote it because it's what kids want, right? Forced homo sex?

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 03:59 PM (Zz0t1)

409 Who's going to climb a 44ft ladder anyway?
Posted by: wth

Stepson has a 50' aluminum ladder for roofing jobs.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2022 03:53 PM (uXonU)
........

So. Mexicans?

Posted by: wth at January 14, 2022 03:59 PM (v0R5T)

410
404 comment not found
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 03:58 PM (LvTSG)



When you're hot, you're hot.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 03:59 PM (Zz0t1)

411 Looks like General Electric is the first big business to drop the OSHA vax mandate they were going to implement. I think they're a major defense contractor so that kinda answers the federal contractor question.
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I hope it helps their crawling stock.

Posted by: dartist at January 14, 2022 03:59 PM (+ya+t)

412 Should be all ready to conduct our mission of fighting and defeating the nation's enemies, both domestic and domestic.

Posted by: Anon Military Moron at January 14, 2022 03:54 PM (NCgXW)

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So stealing that ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 14, 2022 03:59 PM (IP3Af)

413 410
404 comment not found
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 03:58 PM (LvTSG)


When you're hot, you're hot.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 03:59 PM (Zz0t1)

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I've been working out.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 04:00 PM (LvTSG)

414 She jumped to my favorite poster of the day list because she made the 'rons look, and it made me laugh.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 14, 2022 03:56 PM (k49Sx)

I laughed my head off.

Posted by: ... at January 14, 2022 04:00 PM (h38PC)

415
I don't think anyone here really likes Putin, all jokes aside.

But I'm also not going to sit here and pretend US leadership is morally superior to anyone. Until we root out the demons in our midst, we have no place criticizing anybody else's people.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 14, 2022 04:00 PM (hQ23g)

416 There's an old saying in medicine: "You can't pace meatloaf."

"Clear!!!"

Posted by: Muldoon at January 14, 2022 03:50 PM (m45I2)


I'm not dead yet!!!
Posted by: Chunky Cheese at January 14, 2022 03:55 PM (5aWFq)
***

How come the zapper never works the first time? On tv they always gotta zap the poor dude two or three times.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 14, 2022 04:00 PM (axyOa)

417 Crap, meant to embold and not strike through.

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 14, 2022 04:00 PM (IP3Af)

418 386 Alcohol has a lot of calories. It's literally flammable.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 14, 2022 03:55 PM (Y5qcH)
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So are souffles...


used to be a show on pbs that used a jelly doughnut as a standard unit of energy. show ended with a bonfire of all the jelly doughnuts he had used during the show.

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at January 14, 2022 04:00 PM (sGtp+)

419 Which is worse--Dying Brain's constant dementia rage or Obama's sneering condescension?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 14, 2022 04:00 PM (eGTCV)

420 385 Keynes operates under the assumption that it's okay for government to tax excessively, as long as the excess is put aside for future economic downturns.

Personally, I see a small problem with that premise.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 14, 2022 03:55 PM (5pTK/)

The problem isn't merely that people would never execute according to the process he laid out. The problem is that it wouldn't work even if they did. Communism similarly has an information problem that couldn't be solved regardless if it were run by saints.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 14, 2022 04:01 PM (z5Vrg)

421 >>I don't think anyone here really likes Putin, all jokes aside.


I have very few issues with the guy.

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2022 04:01 PM (Q8622)

422 nood fbi questions

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 04:01 PM (LvTSG)

423 And really, who amongst us can argue with that Tour de Force of logic and reason

Keynes doesn't demand more.
Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2022 03:53 PM (Q8622)


Not true. Keynes would indeed demand more. And he'd write your comments down, to have something to read when you missed the next meeting because your messenger bag hung in the spokes of your Vespa - you couldn't slow the damn thing down by dragging your crocs on the pavement - and you ended up in the hospital getting stitches in your calves where your capri pants didn't cover.

Posted by: Loudon County Boy in a Dress at January 14, 2022 04:01 PM (nmahL)

424 415
I don't think anyone here really likes Putin, all jokes aside.

But I'm also not going to sit here and pretend US leadership is morally superior to anyone. Until we root out the demons in our midst, we have no place criticizing anybody else's people.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 14, 2022 04:00 PM (hQ23g)

There were at least a few dictators in the past year or so who rightfully called out our media for censorship. Laid bare, we have absolutely no reason to criticize anyone at this moment. The J6ers wave hello.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 14, 2022 04:01 PM (KbCG3)

425 391 Putin is a scumbag. He has nothing but ill will for Americans

In all fairness, he may just understand most Americans.
Posted by: Loudon County Boy in a Dress at January 14, 2022 03:56 PM (fU1ci)

I really don't think Putin thinks ill of America, but he IS pro Russian, and we keep getting in HIS business.

Did you know we still fund Air America to broadcast anti Russian Propaganda into Russia? Yet Russians buying a few Facebook Ads is somehow an ACT OF WAR!!!!

Posted by: Biduh Administration at January 14, 2022 04:02 PM (oHd/0)

426 This ought to pick sales up! Penzeys Spices sends hateful email advertising 'Republicans Are Racists Weekend' sale

https://bit.ly/3rqKq3o

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 14, 2022 04:02 PM (FVME7)

427 But I'm also not going to sit here and pretend US leadership is morally superior to anyone. Until we root out the demons in our midst, we have no place criticizing anybody else's people.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 14, 2022 04:00 PM (hQ23g)
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Great way to put it.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 14, 2022 04:02 PM (5pTK/)

428 How come the zapper never works the first time? On tv they always gotta zap the poor dude two or three times.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 14, 2022 04:00 PM (axyOa)

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I always figured it was like starting a lawn mower. You'd think they'd at least build-in a choke or something ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 14, 2022 04:02 PM (IP3Af)

429 How come the zapper never works the first time? On tv they always gotta zap the poor dude two or three times.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 14, 2022 04:00 PM (axyOa)


Right? I think you're only allowed one zap now. Pretty soon they'll be solar charged.

Posted by: Chunky Cheese at January 14, 2022 04:02 PM (5aWFq)

430 Nood.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at January 14, 2022 04:03 PM (khAeP)

431 Chef Andrew Gruel (Food Network judge, Chef, Restauranteur, etc) sent this tweet:

There's no spin. Supply chain is a disaster. Labor market is upside down. The dollar is rapidly losing value. Wages are increasing slower than inflation. The little guy is getting screwed. The worker is getting screwed. And it costs more.

Some tw@ responded: Serious question: What are you going without? Bet you don't answer

What follows is a long list of professionals from all walks of life listing things that are hard to get, vastly more expensive, or impossible to get in Brandon's America.

https://bit.ly/33iaAgo

Posted by: bonhomme at January 14, 2022 04:03 PM (x980n)

432 368
But he has self-confidence by the boatload.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 14, 2022 03:52 PM (Ez6QX)


Must be nice........
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 03:53 PM (Zz0t1)

Right? Wish I knew what that was like.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 14, 2022 04:04 PM (rF64X)

433 "I don't think anyone here really likes Putin, all jokes aside.
But I'm also not going to sit here and pretend US leadership is morally superior to anyone. Until we root out the demons in our midst, we have no place criticizing anybody else's people."
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 14, 2022 04:00 PM (hQ23g)

In that vein, who decided we need to be an ally to Ukraine? And the bigger point, Germany and western Europe don't seem to give a shit about Russian aggression in Ukraine so why should we?

Posted by: lowandslow at January 14, 2022 04:05 PM (4thlk)

434 Robert Reich wants less 'personal freedom' and more 'collective freedom'

https://bit.ly/3nOcFIj

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Thousand Millimeter Reich living up to his name.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 14, 2022 04:06 PM (FVME7)

435 In that vein, who decided we need to be an ally to Ukraine?

Honest answer - Bill Clinton.

Posted by: Loudon County Boy in a Dress at January 14, 2022 04:06 PM (nmahL)

436 Stepson has a 50' aluminum ladder for roofing jobs.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2022 03:53 PM (uXonU)

You have a stepladder?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 14, 2022 04:06 PM (44ww/)

437 How come the zapper never works the first time? On tv they always gotta zap the poor dude two or three times.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 14, 2022 04:00 PM (axyOa)
........

Because they put the paddle on his chest, not his nuts.

Posted by: wth at January 14, 2022 04:06 PM (v0R5T)

438 And the bigger point, Germany and western Europe don't seem to give a shit about Russian aggression in Ukraine so why should we?

Honest answer to that - every Cold War era Boomer, according to every thread on the topic that gets around to the idea of letting Europe sink or swim on it's own.

Posted by: Loudon County Boy in a Dress at January 14, 2022 04:07 PM (fU1ci)

439 Brandon is indeed a scumbag and a liar. But right now he's president. So we're talking about the office, not personalities. I'll take my nation and my system of government, irrespective of who currently occupies the chair, over Russia any day and twice on Sunday.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 14, 2022 04:08 PM (VpIIl)

440 Keynesian Economics COULD work

Nope.

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2022 03:45 PM (Q8622)

And really, who amongst us can argue with that Tour de Force of logic and reason ? Reading that unassailable intellectual expression was like watching Michelangelo sculpt Rembrandt painting Michael Jordan dunk.
Posted by: Loudon County Boy in a Dress


shut up, they explained.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (IJES/) - at January 14, 2022 04:08 PM (IJES/)

441 You know what will help?

Jackbooted raids against the undesirables.
_____________

Let's kill all the un-vaccinated!

That'll solve everything!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at January 14, 2022 04:09 PM (k4dH2)

442 "And the bigger point, Germany and western Europe don't seem to give a shit about Russian aggression in Ukraine so why should we?"

Really? Because I've been following the talks and most of the demands and apprehension is coming from European nations.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 14, 2022 04:10 PM (VpIIl)

443 My comment may have been a little oblique. The "can't pace meatloaf" notion is that if you have a ventricle that is 90% infarcted, it doesn't matter how much electricity you apply, it isn't going to start beating again. If an economy is moribund from multiple prior rounds of stimulus spending, resuscitating it with another zap, even at a higher voltage, isn't going to work.

Biden's like Hawkeye Pierce screeching "Live, dammit!" during CPR. (Another technique that doesn't work, by the way)

Posted by: Muldoon at January 14, 2022 04:11 PM (m45I2)

444 I am just buying necessities.

Let's Go Brandon!

Posted by: Been Lurking, but clearly been posting too at January 14, 2022 04:12 PM (smVBh)

445 Keynes didn't have any children. He had no skin in the game.

Neither does Merkel.

Posted by: Been Lurking, but clearly been posting too at January 14, 2022 04:13 PM (smVBh)

446 Doing metal framing with heavy guage studs, inside where you can't see now wrote either Fk Joe Biden or Let's go Brandon in marker. Maybe someday someone will find them

Posted by: Skip at January 14, 2022 04:19 PM (2JoB8)

447 Keynes didn't have any children. He had no skin in the game. Neither does Merkel.

Plenty of folks in power, with children and grand-children, seem to have no problem with printing money at a pace fast enough to collapse the country ... yet slow enough to make sure they die first.

Posted by: Loudon County Boy in a Dress at January 14, 2022 04:24 PM (nmahL)

448 Well, when you mandate the firing of millions of Americans out of petulant pique a month or two before Christmas, and commit to policies that drive 7% inflation, don't be surprised when they don't splurge on the GI Joe with the kung fu grip that your kid wanted under the tree. People tend to start hoarding bread and ammo under these predictable circumstances.

Posted by: red speck at January 14, 2022 04:34 PM (gS3OW)

449 You know what's funny, I was arguing with a liberal former co-worker of mine about general politics. I asked him a simple question: name a single conservative policy that has been enacted in our lifetimes (this was around 2011 and we were each about 30 at the time).

He sat quiet for a second and then said, "Well, I guess there hasn't been."

Conservatism is a thing that actually has not been tried.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 14, 2022 03:28 PM (KbCG3)

Bill Clinton's welfare reform was close - and 'unexpectedly' it got the rolls pretty clean very quickly. It took a 'lightbringer' Democrat to undo that work.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 14, 2022 04:59 PM (eoQWY)

450 "And the bigger point, Germany and western Europe don't seem to give a shit about Russian aggression in Ukraine so why should we?"

Really? Because I've been following the talks and most of the demands and apprehension is coming from European nations.
Posted by: Marcus T at January 14, 2022 04:10 PM (VpIIl)

That's just pretend crap. They've also turned down all practical aid to Ukraine, diplomatic or military at the same time. Ukraine is a place where they, like Biden, can get US Tax money laundered through loans into bribes and a place to pretend they are empire builders like their forefathers.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 14, 2022 05:02 PM (eoQWY)

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