Conservatism’s Overdue Divorce From Corporatism & Its Sleaziest Characters
[Buck Throckmorton]

Why is Target’s CEO becoming such a prominent advocate for woke, left wing politics?

Target CEO Brian Cornell says George Floyd “could have been one of my Target team members”

Target CEO Brian Cornell says George Floyd’s murder pushed him to do more about racial equity, diversity

Perhaps it’s because he is looting the company, and his becoming a prominent social justice warrior is an attempt to distract and seek protection from the redistributionists on the left.

Target CEO Brian Cornell's total compensation rises to $77.5M

One of the great things about the political realignment going on right now is that conservatives like me no longer need to hold our noses and defend capitalism’s robber barons and parasites, just because we are all opposed to socialism. We conservatives are still very much in favor of free enterprise, but with corporate America now aligned with socialists on virtually every left-wing social issue - and actually engaging government to snuff out their smaller competition - corporatists will not have me defending them if the left sends them to the gulags, figuratively or otherwise.

Just because of my passionate opposition to socialism, I used to try to defend vulture capitalists like Mitt Romney, who gutted companies for fun and profit. Likewise the Wall Street investment bankers who pushed job-destroying debt on companies run by CEOs who could be seduced by confidence men in fancy suits. I tried to defend outsourcing as preferable to bankruptcies, but every job sent overseas just sent more wealth to the C-Suites. When I saw private-equity groups buy successful small businesses and then fire all the employees, I tried to convince myself that these people were not evil, but that they were just the visible faces of capitalism’s creative destruction.

I ultimately realized that these are people that cannot be defended. They prosper by deliberately inflicting harm on good people and organizations. They don’t create wealth, they re-allocate it to themselves, and leave a trail of destruction in their wake. I am glad that they are on the other team now.

Some years ago, my wife worked for a prominent company that imposed a massive pay cut on most employees so as “to save the company.” As our household took a pay cut, she said her employer was evil. At the time, I tried to defend the company and its executives, because a pay cut was preferable to her losing her job altogether. But almost immediately after the pay cut went into effect, the executives of that corporation showered 7-figure and 8-figure bonuses on themselves “for saving the company” and as “retention bonuses.” And shortly after that the company went into bankruptcy reorganization anyway. In retrospect, the wage cut was just a delaying tactic by the executives. It gave them time and an excuse to loot tens of millions of dollars from the company before a bankruptcy judge could prevent them from accessing the remaining cash in the bank. My wife was right – they were truly evil people.

One more thing on CEO pay, libertarian apologists will mumble that a business can compensate its CEO however much it wants, and further, that it’s not really salary because he merely exercised stock options. Uh huh. To which I can counter-argue that if a business is going to stick its nose into politics affecting me, then I can seek to impose laws and regulations on that business to cripple the CEO’s ability to loot a publicly-traded company. And – if it’s just “stock options” and not real pay, then every single Target employee can also receive $77 million of this fairy dust compensation too, right? Of course not. Target’s CEO looted $77 million of the company’s capital, and there’s not near enough capital to do that for every employee.

There are truly evil people in in the business world, just like there are in any profession. And right now, our corporate class is led by the worst of them. Woke corporatists are like male feminists, their left-wing advocacy can serve as a mask to hide the awful character of who they really are.

(buck.throckmorton @ protonmail dot com)

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1 Hola

Posted by: Thanatopsis at beautiful Chancre del Diablo ranch at April 30, 2021 02:33 PM (MhbK0)

2 not first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a Lynchian nightmare at April 30, 2021 02:35 PM (LvTSG)

3 If Target's CEO had a son...

Posted by: ... at April 30, 2021 02:36 PM (TuP61)

4 Fuck it all. Happy Friday. It's 5:00 some fucking where.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at April 30, 2021 02:36 PM (wAnMi)

5 Target CEO Brian Cornell says George Floyd 'could have been one of my Target team members'
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Oh, really? He could have passed the drug test?

Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 30, 2021 02:36 PM (IytoW)

6 I'm not smart enough to write something like this, Buck, but I agree with every word.

At least some of the "robber barons" of the past felt they needed to use some of their wealth to benefit society (Carnegie comes to mind), though most - Gould, Vanderbilt, Astor - did not.

Our "gilded age" class exists only to enrich themselves and destroy the foundations of the country that allowed them the freedom to prosper. They are, in a literal sense, enemies of the state and ought to be treated as such.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 30, 2021 02:36 PM (2JVJo)

7 *waves handgun around Target's baby department*

I am george Floydicus!

Posted by: Grudge Harbor at April 30, 2021 02:37 PM (uhPTO)

8 OT, but par for the current sad state of affairs:
"A Record 34% Of All Household Income In The US Now Comes From The Government" (ZH)
https://tinyurl.com/4sww6su5

Posted by: Chairman LMAO at April 30, 2021 02:37 PM (0M2wm)

9 Another point:

Since the stock market is being propped up by fed intervention in the form of injected liquidity of tens of billions of dollars a month, it's now in the corporate self interest to advocate for those measures to continue.

Once they stop, the stock prices of every major corporation will start taking massive hits.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a Lynchian nightmare at April 30, 2021 02:37 PM (LvTSG)

10 Babylon Bee: Flintstones Vitamins Now Available With Puberty Blockers

Posted by: Mark1971 at April 30, 2021 02:37 PM (xPl2J)

11 I haven't stepped foot in a Target since they gave sodomites free reign in the shitters.

Fuck them.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 30, 2021 02:37 PM (R/m4+)

12 >>And shortly after that the company went into bankruptcy reorganization anyway. In retrospect, the wage cut was just a delaying tactic by the executives. It gave them time and an excuse to loot tens of millions of dollars from the company before a bankruptcy judge could prevent them from accessing the remaining cash in the bank. My wife was right - they were truly evil people.


Sounds like Qwest. . .

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2021 02:37 PM (bDqIh)

13 Just remember, the real enemy are the ones that tried to take over the country with bad crochet.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at April 30, 2021 02:37 PM (wAnMi)

14 Target is a pussified version of KMart. At least the old KMart carried clothing and shoes that lasted better than a couple of weeks. Fuck Target and their Starbuck concession. Who the fuck goes to Woolworths five and dime and buys a $5 coffee?

Posted by: Buddha Steppenwolf at April 30, 2021 02:38 PM (/MaDp)

15 11 I haven't stepped foot in a Target since they gave sodomites free reign in the shitters.

Fuck them.
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I dropped them when the exiled the Salvation Army. Fuck those twats.

Posted by: Buddha Steppenwolf at April 30, 2021 02:39 PM (/MaDp)

16 Target is basically an upscale Walmart -- and they both have grocery aisles now.

Posted by: Chairman LMAO at April 30, 2021 02:39 PM (0M2wm)

17 George Floyd would never have been one of your Target team members.

1) your wages would not have supported his drug habit

2) you would never have hired him

Posted by: sven at April 30, 2021 02:39 PM (Lzpvj)

18 >I used to try to defend vulture capitalists like Mitt Romney, who gutted companies for fun and profit.

Having previously worked for a prestigious company during the time when they went from independent, to bought out by a Bain Capital-like corporate raider (with a nice golden parachute provided to the sellout CEO, of course), I have nothing but contempt for these pirates whose business model is raping companies for their best assets and ideas and sending the remaining jobs to China. Plus the humiliation of forcing you to go through a reeducation where they impose the pseudo-cult of Lean and Six Sigma onto your company.

*spit*

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at April 30, 2021 02:39 PM (DXFDM)

19 hiya

Posted by: JT at April 30, 2021 02:39 PM (arJlL)

20 The thing is is that Kmart was the stupidest retailr ever.

Ever

Posted by: Y5 at April 30, 2021 02:39 PM (sRQh6)

21 Leftist have put big corporate on Republicans for a long time yet Big Corporate have been giving most of their payments to the Democrats

Posted by: Skip at April 30, 2021 02:39 PM (Cxk7w)

22 Bankruptcy, even with reorganization is often a real mess and the executives frequently do scummy things to one group or another leading up to it. Upshot to reorganization type bankruptcies is the company + some employees may remain intact in some form if the issue was really just debt.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at April 30, 2021 02:39 PM (z5Vrg)

23 Not "George Floyd could have been me, in a more equitable society"

Instead "George Floyd could have been one of my house n*****s for $12 an hour".

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 30, 2021 02:40 PM (+wq7e)

24 23 Leftist have put big corporate on Republicans for a long time yet Big Corporate have been giving most of their payments to the Democrats
Posted by: Skip at April 30, 2021 02:39 PM (Cxk7w)

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Politicians are cheap.

$100,000 every 4 years and they will do absolutely anything you want.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a Lynchian nightmare at April 30, 2021 02:40 PM (LvTSG)

25 "Not all Republicans!" will be 2022's slogan. Sure you don't like this one, but this other guy will get him to vote in a manner you want, so donate today!

Posted by: Bete at April 30, 2021 02:40 PM (Ojki1)

26 NAFTA

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at April 30, 2021 02:40 PM (HaL55)

27 Based and Brockpilled.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at April 30, 2021 02:41 PM (w/jJd)

28 5 Target CEO Brian Cornell says George Floyd 'could have been one of my Target team members'
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Oh, really? He could have passed the drug test?
Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 30, 2021 02:36 PM (IytoW)

Would have been trusted to work the cash register or count the money in the office?

Posted by: Bete at April 30, 2021 02:41 PM (Ojki1)

29 my amazon delivery now rides around with jars of piss !!

Posted by: your neighbor at April 30, 2021 02:41 PM (bTQ72)

30 Wow, so Target Team members shove illegal drugs up their butts?

Who knew?

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 30, 2021 02:42 PM (oHd/0)

31 I can state with pride that I have never, once in my entire life, set foot in a Target store.

Posted by: Archer at April 30, 2021 02:42 PM (gmo/4)

32

happy Fir-yeah !

Posted by: will choose a nic later at April 30, 2021 02:42 PM (bTQ72)

33 It is easy to think ot is the greedy execs, however, that ignores greedy unins,that made moving out of the U.S. seem wise.

It is a bunch of thi gs that got us here.

Posted by: Y5 at April 30, 2021 02:42 PM (sRQh6)

34 31 Posted by: Bete at April 30, 2021 02:41 PM (Ojki1)

"Sure!"

//CEO who will happily see you fired for "taking too short a break, but not for passing fake 20s"

Posted by: sven at April 30, 2021 02:43 PM (Lzpvj)

35 Target CEO Brian Cornell says George Floyd "could have been one of my Target team members"

Hi Brian. I could have been one of your Target customers. But I am not. And I am not going to be.

Posted by: blaster at April 30, 2021 02:43 PM (ZfRYq)

36 Target CEO Brian Cornell says George Floyd "could have been one of my Target team members"

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You know who else could have been one of your team members?

Posted by: ShainS at April 30, 2021 02:43 PM (/z9fK)

37 I do feel like I need a shower after going to Target, thankfully it's not often.

Posted by: Skip at April 30, 2021 02:43 PM (Cxk7w)

38 O/T Could use some prayers for our family. Wife's at hospital with her 92 yo dad. Not looking good. They recommended against surgery, but he's demanding it because his wife has dementia and he wants to take care of her. He's fighter. God bless him.

Posted by: olddog in mo at April 30, 2021 02:43 PM (ju2Fy)

39 Not to get all tinfoil hat, but some of the current top CEO class are interested in transhumanism (that weird stuff Epstein was into w/the MIT lab and people like Gates). Hard to know how seriously to take this, obviously, but the premise is the alarming part. With the green new deal push it seems to be about reducing earth's population in order to save the planet. That's worse than wanting to enslave the masses IYKWIM.

I know, it's crazy talk, and it feels weird to even type such slliness. I just get a bad vibe when Biden comes out and says he wants to reduce meat consumption by 90% (and right after conde naste's epicurious falls in line), and the heavy-handed puch to vaccinate all the people. It doesn't feel right.

*shrugs*

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2021 02:44 PM (bDqIh)

40 I miss White Front dept stores.

Posted by: Getting the banned back together at April 30, 2021 02:44 PM (08XkH)

41 One more thing on CEO pay, libertarian apologists will mumble that a business can compensate its CEO however much it wants
In a true free enterprise system, a company that over rewards its CEO will lose out in some other way that a smarter company will use those funds and eventually have to change course or go out of business.

But the problem is we've been changing into a corporatist system, where opposition to the cartels running everything is stopped by their control of the government. As the simplest example, look at Gab and Parler's attempts to compete against Twitter.

Of course we already have laws against this right now...but no one to enforce them.


Posted by: 18-1 at April 30, 2021 02:44 PM (JMMlQ)

42 I haven't stepped foot in a Target since they gave sodomites free reign in the shitters.

Fuck them.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 30, 2021 02:37 PM (R/m4+)


I can literally see a target from my balcony, it's the closest store by far. I never set foot in there, even without the whole bathroom thing. The store gives me a weird vibe, and the cash register layout makes no sense.

It's designed to piss people off, since our imports tend to cut across the line to go to another register, not noticing that there's an actual line that forms between the way they split them up. The last time I was in one, some drunk imports started a fist fight right in the middle of the register hell. I don't know how many families there were, but all the females are pregnant, and screaming at the tops of their lungs for death as the guys duked it out.

I set down my carton of milk and split. Now, even if it's just a freaking carton of milk, I'll drive a few miles to go to a normal market.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at April 30, 2021 02:44 PM (wAnMi)

43 33 Posted by: Y5 at April 30, 2021 02:42 PM (sRQh6)

America's unions gained popularity as a racist way to freeze minorities out of jobs in this nation.

You'll find no greater hater of unions than me in this place, but frankly I am now not only indifferent to unions but actively want this Wall Street socialists to have to deal with them.

Posted by: sven at April 30, 2021 02:45 PM (Lzpvj)

44 I find it hard to believe these CEOs are so stupid that they don't realize BLM is a Marxist organization that has no interest in improving the lives of black people.

Posted by: Northern lurker at April 30, 2021 02:45 PM (cSyAR)

45 Part of the problem with corporations (modern mega-sized, publicly traded ones) is that effectively no one owns them. In theory all the shareholders own them, but such ownership is so diffuse as to be meaningless. I mean, if one guy owned Target Corp, do you think CEO Brian Cornell would be able to justify pulling a $77.5 Million/year comp package to that guy? But since Cornell only has to sort of justify himself to people that also are not above a little looting (i.e., the Board of Directors), kaching!

Posted by: Math Checksout at April 30, 2021 02:45 PM (dYe5S)

46 Target team members are being exploited by their CEO to the tune of $77.5 million. No sign of the Teamsters or AFL-CIO, though, telling 'em to unionize.

Shocked, I tell you. I'm SHOCKED!

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at April 30, 2021 02:46 PM (cwI4U)

47 Prayers up OD.

God bless your FIL and may whatever lies ahead for your family be in the divine scheme of the One who had created us and makes a path for all who confess his name.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 30, 2021 02:46 PM (+wq7e)

48 Target CEO Brian Cornell says George Floyd "could have been one of my Target team members"

And I could have had a date with Kate Upton last night, too.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at April 30, 2021 02:46 PM (HaL55)

49 In retrospect, the wage cut was just a delaying tactic by the executives. It gave them time and an excuse to loot tens of millions of dollars from the company before a bankruptcy judge could prevent them from accessing the remaining cash in the bank. My wife was right - they were truly evil people.

The way to understand it is that the CEOs and management are the same corporate-political class that infest the upper levels of bureaucracy and politics. Often they move between the two seamlessly, which means the mindset and the tactics are the same.

This is basically the story of the West. We built a corporate and political class who knew how to game the system to get ahead, but relied on the economic, political, and social capital accumulated by previous generations to keep things running. Unfortunately that capital has been almost completely depleted, the organizations are massively overleveraged, and management is trying to cook the books long enough to loot what they can and abandon the whole thing before the shareholders riot.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at April 30, 2021 02:46 PM (jOcSX)

50 Well, exactly this isn't new. Target was ground zero for the "your pervert fat sicko man is welcome in our girl's bathrooms" stunt.

And yes, it hurt their bottom line, I don't know if they have recovered.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 30, 2021 02:46 PM (KZzsI)

51 Target CEO Brian Cornell says George Floyd "could have been one of my Target team members"
Old and Busted: The members of senior management in a company should have experience in whatever the company does.
New Hotness: The members of senior management in a company shouldsmall time criminals and drug addicts. Which I guess explains Hunter Biden's career advancement.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 30, 2021 02:46 PM (JMMlQ)

52 Regarding stock options, you can't pay a bank in stock options. Technically a company could grant every employee $77M in stock options(though usually the value in these figures is after the stock has appreciated). It just wouldn't be worth $77M anymore after it's been granted. Options are more real than Bitcoin but they don't represent a company's existing resources. Arguably the represents an ability to access capital in the market in a secondary offering.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at April 30, 2021 02:46 PM (z5Vrg)

53 22 The thing is is that Kmart was the stupidest retailr ever.

Ever
Posted by: Y5 at April 30, 2021 02:39 PM (sRQh6)

Have you seen our glorious history?

Posted by: Montgomery Ward at April 30, 2021 02:46 PM (Ojki1)

54 Once they stop, the stock prices of every major corporation will start taking massive hits.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a Lynchian nightmare at April 30, 2021 02:37 PM (LvTSG)

Due to most of Americans retirements are now tied into the market there is an artificial floor to the market. Then add in institutional investors... and foreign investors...

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 30, 2021 02:47 PM (oHd/0)

55 Boycott Target.

Boycott Coke.

Boycott NBA, NFL.

Boycott Nabicsco.

Boycott Big Tech: Facebook, Google, Amazon.

That is the ONLY thing that will hurt them.

Posted by: shibumi at April 30, 2021 02:47 PM (3fR4G)

56 >>> OT, but par for the current sad state of affairs:
"A Record 34% Of All Household Income In The US Now Comes From The Government" (ZH)
https://tinyurl.com/4sww6su5
Posted by: Chairman LMAO at April 30, 2021 02:37 PM (0M2wm)


Look at the chart that compares world governments and their middle-class share of the economy. The US lies at the bottom with Russia and Turkey being better and China slightly worse. While we're over on the right with the highest median income. Being an oligarch certainly has its privilege. I didn't hit the "find out why this is all a zionist plot" button at the bottom but I'm sure it's explained there.

Posted by: banana Dream at April 30, 2021 02:47 PM (Mlkm4)

57 48 Target CEO Brian Cornell says George Floyd "could have been one of my Target team members"

So Target hires thugs who threaten pregnant customers.

Posted by: Northern lurker at April 30, 2021 02:47 PM (cSyAR)

58 Target CEO Brian Cornell says George Floyd "could have been one of my Target team members

Another reason to not shop at Target other than the tranny bathroom thing: they're apparently hiring violent thuggish criminals to work the cash register.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 30, 2021 02:47 PM (KZzsI)

59 O/T Could use some prayers for our family. Wife's at hospital with her 92 yo dad. Not looking good. They recommended against surgery, but he's demanding it because his wife has dementia and he wants to take care of her. He's fighter. God bless him.
Posted by: olddog in mo

Okay

Posted by: JT at April 30, 2021 02:47 PM (arJlL)

60 30 Wow, so Target Team members shove illegal drugs up their butts?

Who knew?
Posted by: Romeo13 at April 30, 2021 02:42 PM (oHd/0)

In fairness I would guess that of a few of the ones I've seen.

Posted by: Bete at April 30, 2021 02:48 PM (Ojki1)

61 I am george Floydicus!
Posted by: Grudge Harbor at April 30, 2021 02:37 PM (uhPTO)


I actually got a Spartacus DVD in the mail today, the "extended" version with 5 extra minutes of footage and the restored overture.

I'd like to watch it this weekend, but I also need to prep my first book for a revised edition. We'll see what happens.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 30, 2021 02:48 PM (2JVJo)

62 FIFY, 34 percent of Household Income comes from taxpayers and government borrowing to be repaid by future taxpayers and general inflation of prices.

8 OT, but par for the current sad state of affairs:
"A Record 34% Of All Household Income In The US Now Comes From The Government" (ZH)
https://tinyurl.com/4sww6su5
Posted by: Chairman LMAO

Posted by: whig at April 30, 2021 02:48 PM (pO7gM)

63 Fair lady Robin and I used to shop at target A LOT, esp. when our girls were little. We've found it remarkably easy to stop shopping there. It's just a conduit from Chynah for cheap shit clothes, shoes and even shittier press-board furniture. Oh and, their food prices suck, too.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 30, 2021 02:48 PM (7Fj9P)

64 The way to understand it is that the CEOs and management are the same corporate-political class that infest the upper levels of bureaucracy and politics. Often they move between the two seamlessly, which means the mindset and the tactics are the same.

This is basically the story of the West. We built a corporate and political class who knew how to game the system to get ahead, but relied on the economic, political, and social capital accumulated by previous generations to keep things running. Unfortunately that capital has been almost completely depleted, the organizations are massively overleveraged, and management is trying to cook the books long enough to loot what they can and abandon the whole thing before the shareholders riot.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at April 30, 2021 02:46 PM (jOcSX)

Yeah they're all part of the same class of people, went to the same schools, have the same social circles. It's not that this group of people didn't exist in prior years, it's that they weren't as decadent in prior years. The situation has changed such that they're able to operate as leeches instead of doing something productive.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at April 30, 2021 02:48 PM (z5Vrg)

65 The US lies at the bottom with Russia and Turkey being better and China slightly worse.
I've been predicting since the election that in four years Putin's Russia will be freer then the Biden junta's America.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 30, 2021 02:48 PM (JMMlQ)

66 I find it hard to believe these CEOs are so stupid that they don't realize BLM is a Marxist organization that has no interest in improving the lives of black people.
Posted by: Northern lurker at April 30, 2021 02:45 PM (cSyAR)

When they asked Willie Sutton why he supported BLM he said "Because that's where the money is."

Posted by: ... at April 30, 2021 02:48 PM (TuP61)

67 Target CEO Brian Cornell says George Floyd 'could have been one of my Target team members'
_________

LOL, Floyd probably wouldn't have stayed on your "team" for very long Cornell, because he would have quickly realized that he'd make a lot more money dealing drugs or doing armed home invasions, as he'd done in the past to supplement his income.

Also, he'd have needed a lot of time off to go score his next hit, or sleep off the last one.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at April 30, 2021 02:48 PM (k4dH2)

68

so tell me about this drugs up the butt thing


is it fun??

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at April 30, 2021 02:48 PM (bTQ72)

69
Hell, Wal-Mart's CEO only made $24M in 2018 (the last figure that I could find in a 20 second web search).

I don't have a problem with CEOs making bank, until they start trying to tell the rest of the country how to live their lives.

Shut up and sell housewares, cocksucker.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 30, 2021 02:48 PM (n+4am)

70 >>olddog

Prayers sent, olddog

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2021 02:49 PM (bDqIh)

71 Demented old man sitting in White House bans travel from India. RACIST!!

Posted by: Marcus T at April 30, 2021 02:49 PM (VpIIl)

72 61 I actually got a Spartacus DVD in the mail today, the "extended" version with 5 extra minutes of footage and the restored overture.

I'd like to watch it this weekend, but I also need to prep my first book for a revised edition. We'll see what happens.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 30, 2021 02:48 PM (2JVJo)

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Where Tony Curtis as an old man voiced himself as a young man and Anthony Hopkins voiced Laurence Olivier because the original soundtrack of that scene hadn't survived but the visual elements had.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a Lynchian nightmare at April 30, 2021 02:49 PM (LvTSG)

73 So BLM is like Target, they have no interest in improving the lives of black people either.

Posted by: Only Context at April 30, 2021 02:49 PM (xEIoY)

74 "A Record 34% Of All Household Income In The US Now Comes From The Government" (ZH)


All part of the big plan. Close all small businesses. Destroy certain industries. Never re-open. Keep people dependent on the government. First step of UBI.

Posted by: shibumi at April 30, 2021 02:50 PM (3fR4G)

75 I imagine the 9th Circuit will smack down Biden on this travel ban nonsense.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 30, 2021 02:50 PM (+wq7e)

76 Worst. Corporatist. Dystopia. Ever.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2021 02:50 PM (II3Gr)

77 These Vulture Capitalists and others preying on smaller businesses use warfare tactics. They will pay off family members and friends to collect intel, divide and conquer, spread FUD, ect. They destroy families that last for generations. They go after the kids. These people are the evil of the evil. They are the reason why the worst get promoted and rewarded by society, while those who basically have Anglo-Saxon Protestant values this country was founded on are punished and purged.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at April 30, 2021 02:50 PM (w/jJd)

78 I find it hard to believe these CEOs are so stupid that they don't
realize BLM is a Marxist organization that has no interest in improving
the lives of black people

I think it is clear NO ONE believes that. Supporting BLM is a personal move for various CEOs to get closer ties to the Biden Junta.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 30, 2021 02:50 PM (JMMlQ)

79 I haven't stepped foot in a Target since they gave sodomites free reign in the shitters.

Fuck them.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 30, 2021 02:37 PM


After they went pro-tran, I cut my purchases down to two items a year that they always have the best price on: White (natch) unscented Dial soap and my brand of shampoo.

No more. I will gladly pay more elsewhere.

I still have a couple of gift cards. I will give those to the first hobo I find near a Target.

Posted by: Chuck C at April 30, 2021 02:50 PM (awtm/)

80 >>Target CEO Brian Cornell says George Floyd "could have been one of my Target team members"


Cheap grace.

Translation: "BLM, please don't loot any more Target stores, m'kay? I'm willing to negotiate a Target 'hire black' initiative. . ."

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2021 02:50 PM (bDqIh)

81 Perhaps it's because he is looting the company, and his becoming a prominent social justice warrior is an attempt to distract and seek protection from the redistributionists on the left.
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Gotta disagree with you on this. I think the entire premise is wrong.

First, he isn't looting the company. His board of directors fully endorses his compensation. If the company is being looted, it ain't by the CEO - it's by the entire controlling clique.

Second, these people don't care about tax rates or redistribution. That isn't the game they're playing anymore, because so much money is involved now that is essentially doesn't matter. Just like how megacorps love them some massively expensive regulation because it keeps the upstarts out of the way, the same kind of dynamic is at play here. They want *more* redistribution and controls. They want more of everything because it keeps competitors away and enriches them so much that the tax rates become irrelevant. Do you think they care if they end up having to pay 50% more in taxes when they're raking in 100%+ more in compensation courtesy of their machinations?

And that doesn't even consider ideology.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 30, 2021 02:51 PM (Jsjd7)

82

where is out Hawaiian judge to smack around Bidens EOs?

Posted by: will choose a nic later at April 30, 2021 02:51 PM (bTQ72)

83 Back in the day, before they hired you, Target required a drug test.

Posted by: shibumi at April 30, 2021 02:51 PM (3fR4G)

84 YEah, Hertz executives really screwed the pooch...

Great rant, sort of the Anti-Kevin WIlliamson.

Posted by: Inogame at April 30, 2021 02:51 PM (53oGX)

85 It doesn't feel right.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2021 02:44 PM (bDqIh)

Trust your instincts, they are correct.

Posted by: Gaelic Girl's Irish Democracy at April 30, 2021 02:51 PM (5FCda)

86 olddog, Prayers for your family that The Father will watch over all of you.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 30, 2021 02:51 PM (oFp3U)

87 Lizzy, you're not crazy -- you're observant.

See the Georgia Guidestones -- only 500 million people worldwide is the goal of the mega-rich globalist maniacs.

That class of people have been openly blabbing about culling people for over a hundred years. And they say they're gonna use medicine and vaccinations to achieve their goals.

Posted by: callsign claymore at April 30, 2021 02:51 PM (23LHC)

88 Prayers up, OD.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at April 30, 2021 02:51 PM (HaL55)

89 Boycott Big Tech: Facebook, Google, Amazon.

At the moment, I can't boycott Amazon. They publish my books, since no agent or publishing company will take me.

If I knew of another outlet to self-publish, I would take it.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 30, 2021 02:51 PM (2JVJo)

90 Boycott Target.

Boycott Coke.

Boycott NBA, NFL.

Boycott Nabicsco.

Boycott Big Tech: Facebook, Google, Amazon.

That is the ONLY thing that will hurt them.
===========================
Amazon, I CAN'T QUIT YOU!!

Posted by: Cowboy Fag at April 30, 2021 02:52 PM (7Fj9P)

91 Unfortunately that capital has been almost completely depleted, the organizations are massively overleveraged, and management is trying to cook the books long enough to loot what they can and abandon the whole thing before the shareholders riot.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile

Ayup, that is correct. However, the elite idiots running the US and corporations into an iceberg at flank speed do not realize that drones now have a global reach. They have nowhere on the globe to hide themselves and their assets if things go South as they are likely to do.

Posted by: whig at April 30, 2021 02:52 PM (pO7gM)

92 olddog what a heartbreaking situation

Posted by: Skip at April 30, 2021 02:52 PM (Cxk7w)

93 Every topic posted is just one pile-on after another in a sea of terrible. That one below about the Trump supporting grandma and the total expungement of their violent armies makes me thoroughly sickened. Along with that, I'm completely sad and immeasurably angry. Have we ever gotten to such a boiling point in our modern society before? I feel like the balloon has been pumped full of so much air, stretched to its maximum and one more breath will be all it takes to explode. It's nothing but madness and injustice all the way down.

Posted by: Lady in Black at April 30, 2021 02:52 PM (O+I8R)

94 I've been predicting since the election that in four years Putin's Russia will be freer then the Biden junta's America.
Posted by: 18-1 at April 30, 2021 02:48 PM


Years? Try months.

Posted by: Chuck C at April 30, 2021 02:52 PM (awtm/)

95 Target CEO Brian Cornell says George Floyd "could have been one of my Target team members"


trying to imagine George Floyd showing up for a job.

Posted by: x4 at April 30, 2021 02:52 PM (oA+QO)

96 I don't have a problem with CEOs making bank, until they start trying to tell the rest of the country how to live their lives.

Yeah the only other time it annoys me is if they deep six a business and walk away with a fortune for having destroyed their company.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 30, 2021 02:53 PM (KZzsI)

97 Yeah they're all part of the same class of people, went to the same schools, have the same social circles. It's not that this group of people didn't exist in prior years, it's that they weren't as decadent in prior years. The situation has changed such that they're able to operate as leeches instead of doing something productive.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at April 30, 2021 02:48 PM (z5Vrg)


WWII created a generation of men who had a different mindset, a shared culture, and who were willing to work hard to build something of value. The problem is the ones who came after.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at April 30, 2021 02:53 PM (jOcSX)

98 Isn't $15 hour a knee on your neck?
How about $35?

Posted by: torabora at April 30, 2021 02:53 PM (ZjFZv)

99 Amazon, I CAN'T QUIT YOU!!
I see Hollywood made a lesbian brokeback mountain - I saw the previews in some other movie and had to laugh.

Someone made a parody about it to where the women's husbands were cheering the girls on as long as they got to watch.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 30, 2021 02:53 PM (JMMlQ)

100 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a Lynchian nightmare at April 30, 2021 02:49 PM (LvTSG)

Sent you an e-mail, TJM.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 30, 2021 02:53 PM (2JVJo)

101 Would thugs wanting to stick drugs up their asses have the privilege of privacy in the toilet?

Posted by: Northern lurker at April 30, 2021 02:54 PM (cSyAR)

102 I find it hard to believe these CEOs are so stupid that they don't realize BLM is a Marxist organization that has no interest in improving the lives of black people.
Posted by: Northern lurker at April 30, 2021 02:45 PM (cSyAR)
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They know it. They don't care. You know who does well under tyranny and state control (especially in the China model, though also the Soviet and the traditional fascist)? Controllers of state-owned or state-chartered corporations.

Who does well with controls? The anointed. Who has done best during the 'Rona response nonsense? The megacorps. They know it. They want it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 30, 2021 02:54 PM (Jsjd7)

103 #94
Weeks

Posted by: torabora at April 30, 2021 02:54 PM (ZjFZv)

104 Worst. Corporatist. Dystopia. Ever.
Posted by: Insomniac

Been sending a lot of telegrams lately ?

Posted by: JT at April 30, 2021 02:54 PM (arJlL)

105 100 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a Lynchian nightmare at April 30, 2021 02:49 PM (LvTSG)

Sent you an e-mail, TJM.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 30, 2021 02:53 PM (2JVJo)

=========

Do me a favor and resend it to the email listed on my contact page.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a Lynchian nightmare at April 30, 2021 02:54 PM (LvTSG)

106 Hiya Buck !

Posted by: JT at April 30, 2021 02:55 PM (arJlL)

107 102 I find it hard to believe these CEOs are so stupid that they don't realize BLM is a Marxist organization that has no interest in improving the lives of black people.
Posted by: Northern lurker at April 30, 2021 02:45 PM (cSyAR)
++++
They know it. They don't care. You know who does well under tyranny and state control (especially in the China model, though also the Soviet and the traditional fascist)? Controllers of state-owned or state-chartered corporations.

Who does well with controls? The anointed. Who has done best during the 'Rona response nonsense? The megacorps. They know it. They want it.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 30, 2021 02:54 PM (Jsjd7)

It's all a game of power for them. Now it's not guaranteed they come out on top, but they like their odds.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at April 30, 2021 02:55 PM (z5Vrg)

108 Would Robocop 2021 have both a penis and a vagina?

Posted by: Northern lurker at April 30, 2021 02:55 PM (cSyAR)

109 Capitalism was not the problem, Corporatism always now. Now on steroids with additional Wokeness

Posted by: kallisto at April 30, 2021 02:55 PM (DJFLF)

110 O/T Could use some prayers for our family. Wife's at hospital with her 92 yo dad. Not looking good. They recommended against surgery, but he's demanding it because his wife has dementia and he wants to take care of her. He's fighter. God bless him.
Posted by: olddog in mo at April 30, 2021 02:43 PM (ju2Fy)
++++
You got it, sir. Your father-in-law sounds like a real man, indeed.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 30, 2021 02:55 PM (Jsjd7)

111 #95
Floyd would have helped himself to the cigarettes and booze...and then skipped work until he needed money again.

Posted by: torabora at April 30, 2021 02:55 PM (ZjFZv)

112 I'm doing Friday night wrong. I'm going to babysit an 11 month old. Shots of formula for the win!!

Posted by: Muad'dib at April 30, 2021 02:56 PM (Rpm7S)

113 The CEOs are in a race to be in good favor with the government when the time comes for a full command economy. Which is soon. Who will be the next Krupp?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 30, 2021 02:56 PM (0UNjH)

114 Imagine actually believing a career criminal and drug addict would be one of your employees, let alone saying it aloud.

Posted by: Jay in PA at April 30, 2021 02:56 PM (i7Q7S)

115 Worst. Corporatist. Dystopia. Ever.
Every day I am reminded of a new and different dystopian story from the 50s-70s and get to see it brought to life in 2021 America.

Yesterday Harrison Bergeron tomorrow perhaps Children of Men*?

*Note that if the gene therapies do affect fertility everything else from the book is basically already here.


Posted by: 18-1 at April 30, 2021 02:56 PM (JMMlQ)

116 55 Boycott Target.
Boycott Coke.
Boycott NBA, NFL.
Boycott Nabicsco.
Boycott Big Tech: Facebook, Google, Amazon.
That is the ONLY thing that will hurt them.

Posted by: shibumi at April 30, 2021 02:47 PM (3fR4G)
------------------------

Checked all the boxes but tech.
Got to have a phone and
the Internet is best way we have to communicate and to get information.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 30, 2021 02:56 PM (SWrii)

117 Brattleboro will be erecting a statue of Goerge Floynd in are city square to show we be does not accepts racisim.

Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, VT at April 30, 2021 02:57 PM (OBw54)

118 I think a simpler formulation is that whenever you can skip a leftist corp's products do so.


Posted by: 18-1 at April 30, 2021 02:57 PM (JMMlQ)

119 Worst. Corporatist. Dystopia. Ever.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2021 02:50 PM (II3Gr)
++++
Hah. Just you wait until the fascism and technocracy finish hybridizing. You ain't seen nothing yet.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 30, 2021 02:57 PM (Jsjd7)

120 Amazon, I CAN'T QUIT YOU!!
Posted by: Cowboy Fag at April 30, 2021 02:52 PM


I succumbed to temptation this week and made my first purchase since January. It felt dirty, but the lie I told myself is that 1) it was using amazon points; and 2) I needed it asap, and 3) I might return it after I "test" it

My next purchase will be a Bass Pro gift card with the remaining points so I won't be able to lie to myself.

Posted by: Chuck C at April 30, 2021 02:57 PM (awtm/)

121 Translation: "BLM, please don't loot any more Target stores, m'kay? I'm willing to negotiate a Target 'hire black' initiative. . ."
Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2021 02:50 PM (bDqIh)

Pretty sure no one involved with BLM is looking for jobs.

And especially not at the store level.

Posted by: Bete at April 30, 2021 02:58 PM (Ojki1)

122 117 Brattleboro will be erecting a statue of Goerge Floynd in are city square to show we be does not accepts racisim.
Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, VT at April 30, 2021 02:57 PM (OBw54)

========

I look forward to one day visiting Battlesboro, VT.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a Lynchian nightmare at April 30, 2021 02:58 PM (LvTSG)

123 Why does the website look like crap on Chrome?

Posted by: Jim Rose at April 30, 2021 02:58 PM (VFl7m)

124 People complain endlessly about CEO. Sure, they are taking money from the workers. But their main source of compensation is from the shareholders. This was their legal exposure. Yet nobody will defend the company from those with the quasi-fiduciary duty to protect its interests.

Posted by: william ferrin at April 30, 2021 02:59 PM (DT67g)

125 See now, last job you throat punched the school principal.

So tell me about your mother.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at April 30, 2021 02:59 PM (EFCBR)

126
Pretty sure no one involved with BLM is looking for jobs.

And especially not at the store level.
Posted by: Bete at April 30, 2021 02:58 PM (Ojki1)

Maybe Target would hire their own looters on a contract basis.

Posted by: Northern lurker at April 30, 2021 02:59 PM (cSyAR)

127 I've bought a few things off Amazon recently, but very very few, and I've been willing to spend a bit more money to buy from another online retailer if I couldn't find it nearby. You don't have to quit entirely to cause a pinprick.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at April 30, 2021 02:59 PM (jOcSX)

128 At the moment, I can't boycott Amazon. They publish my books, since no agent or publishing company will take me.

Yeah when it comes to self-pub there's really no other viable option. I have had my books on every one and sold like 3 in 10 years on every other platform combined. Its just not an option.

That's like boycotting labor because you hate bosses. I have to make money somehow and this is my only real option.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 30, 2021 02:59 PM (KZzsI)

129
104 Worst. Corporatist. Dystopia. Ever.
Posted by: Insomniac

Been sending a lot of telegrams lately ?
Posted by: JT at April 30, 2021 02:54 PM (arJlL)

Do I look like a Zimmerman to you?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2021 02:59 PM (II3Gr)

130 O/T Could use some prayers for our family. Wife's at hospital with her 92 yo dad. Not looking good. They recommended against surgery, but he's demanding it because his wife has dementia and he wants to take care of her. He's fighter. God bless him.
Posted by: olddog in mo


Oh man, God bless him. Prayers up. FWIW my mother had a hip replacement at 93, and healed in no time.

The problem was she had dementia, and couldn't comprehend/remember anything going on as far as physical therapy or even doing the right things to help heal. If she had a functioning brain she'd still be here. So I don't buy the "too old" bullshit. He's got twice the reasons, I'm sorry that's just added stress for the poor guy.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at April 30, 2021 02:59 PM (wAnMi)

131 124 People complain endlessly about CEO. Sure, they are taking money from the workers. But their main source of compensation is from the shareholders. This was their legal exposure. Yet nobody will defend the company from those with the quasi-fiduciary duty to protect its interests.
Posted by: william ferrin at April 30, 2021 02:59 PM (DT67g)

A corporation is like a republic where the voters can't be bothered to vote. Indexing has probably made this worse.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at April 30, 2021 03:00 PM (z5Vrg)

132 *publicly traded corporation

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at April 30, 2021 03:00 PM (z5Vrg)

133 Sefton and I wondered why these C level cocksuckers are increasing on the left, and his answer, which I think is correct, is "education."

The long march began in the schools and it is bearing fruit.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 30, 2021 03:00 PM (Q9lwr)

134 119 Worst. Corporatist. Dystopia. Ever.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2021 02:50 PM (II3Gr)
++++
Hah. Just you wait until the fascism and technocracy finish hybridizing. You ain't seen nothing yet.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 30, 2021 02:57 PM (Jsjd7)

And not a scrap of cyberware to be had.
*sigh*

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2021 03:00 PM (II3Gr)

135 A corporation is like a republic where the voters can't be bothered to vote. Indexing has probably made this worse.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at April 30, 2021 03:00 PM (z5Vrg)


Conversely, a government is merely a form of corporation with a monopoly on certain services and certain unique shareholder rules.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at April 30, 2021 03:01 PM (jOcSX)

136 94 I've been predicting since the election that in four years Putin's Russia will be freer then the Biden junta's America.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 30, 2021 02:48 PM



Years? Try months.

just give me five more days

Posted by: Paste-Eatin' Joe at April 30, 2021 03:01 PM (5br8a)

137 There are several small "conservative" book stores starting up but they seem to be focused exclusively on overtly conservative books, and I don't write political stuff.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 30, 2021 03:01 PM (KZzsI)

138 Target CEO Brian Cornell says George Floyd "could have been one of my Target team members"

--

Except, Floyd didn't want to live a decent life like a decent person. He chose a life of crime and drugs. He was a criminal. What an asinine statement.

Posted by: Lady in Black at April 30, 2021 03:01 PM (O+I8R)

139 You got it, sir. Your father-in-law sounds like a real man, indeed.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 30, 2021 02:55
----------------------------

Yes, he is. Been a wonderful influence on my kids. And thank you Horde for the prayers.

Posted by: olddog in mo at April 30, 2021 03:02 PM (ju2Fy)

140 Why does the website look like crap on Chrome?
Posted by: Jim Rose

It doesn't smell like crap, does it ?

Posted by: JT at April 30, 2021 03:02 PM (arJlL)

141 Conversely, a government is merely a form of corporation with a monopoly on certain services and certain unique shareholder rules.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at April 30, 2021 03:01 PM (jOcSX)

With the ability to force everyone into a Ponzi scheme.

Posted by: InCali at April 30, 2021 03:02 PM (ov5G+)

142 Target CEO Brian Cornell says George Floyd "could have been one of my Target team members
***

Nah. He already had a job.

He lost it when y'all decided to shut down the place he worked because of the cold virus.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Important article about what's coming at April 30, 2021 03:02 PM (XTk1T)

143 Why does the website look like crap on Chrome?
Posted by: Jim Rose at April 30, 2021 02:58 PM (VFl7m)


Because Chrome sucks donkey dicks, and google wants you to die if they can't serve up ads. Even if they can serve up ads they want you dead.

So, as punishment, you get Times New Roman, no text buffers, overlapping tables and banners blowing things out as a start. If you have any sort of ad blocker it's even worse.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at April 30, 2021 03:03 PM (wAnMi)

144 Do I look like a Zimmerman to you?
Posted by: Insomniac

So, you're not Bob Dylan ?

Posted by: JT at April 30, 2021 03:03 PM (arJlL)

145 137 There are several small "conservative" book stores starting up but they seem to be focused exclusively on overtly conservative books, and I don't write political stuff.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 30, 2021 03:01 PM (KZzsI)

==========

"And then the paladin Fox News radio show host wielded his sword of destiny facts not feelings to smite down the goblin king BLM corporate leadership."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a Lynchian nightmare at April 30, 2021 03:03 PM (LvTSG)

146 Except, Floyd didn't want to live a decent life like a decent person. He chose a life of crime and drugs. He was a criminal. What an asinine statement.
Posted by: Lady in Black at April 30, 2021 03:01 PM (O+I8R)


All that money and so little sense...

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at April 30, 2021 03:03 PM (y7DUB)

147 141 Conversely, a government is merely a form of corporation with a monopoly on certain services and certain unique shareholder rules.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at April 30, 2021 03:01 PM (jOcSX)

With the ability to force everyone into a Ponzi scheme.
Posted by: InCali at April 30, 2021 03:02 PM (ov5G+)

Well the most important service they have a monopoly on is violence.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at April 30, 2021 03:04 PM (z5Vrg)

148 I wonder how much that Cornell asshole makes from the gift cards scammers use to cheat the elderly of their money and why his corporation refuses to stop people from buying thousands of dollars of them.

Posted by: Colonel32 at April 30, 2021 03:04 PM (j25AD)

149 OT/ From previous thread, but I just got to it :

Meanwhile Sharyl Atkisson continues her work as an investigative journalist, doing the job modern reporters wont' do.

This time its asking questions about the origins of the Wuhan Flu

https://tinyurl.com/y9b8t88w



That would explain the worldwide panic and shutdowns , wouldn't it. If it was engineered, manipulated, trajectory is unpredictable. Also explains why the gov is staying mum - its involvement is not pretty. Also possible that Trump was not told by those from in the US govt that were involved and extent of involvement.

Posted by: runner at April 30, 2021 03:04 PM (V13WU)

150 Target can kiss my butt.

Posted by: Weasel at April 30, 2021 03:04 PM (MVjcR)

151 O/T Could use some prayers for our family. Wife's at hospital with her 92 yo dad. Not looking good. They recommended against surgery, but he's demanding it because his wife has dementia and he wants to take care of her. He's fighter. God bless him.

--

Oh no, that's simply heartbreaking. Him wanting to stay well to take care of his wife. Prayers to you all, olddog. Although everything is different, my aunt was 89 and decided to go through surgery, even though the doctors were trying to gently dissuade her. She made it through surgery, but her heart failed and she wound up in ICU, passing away within hours. Surgery is very hard on the elderly.

Posted by: Lady in Black at April 30, 2021 03:05 PM (O+I8R)

152 133 Sefton and I wondered why these C level cocksuckers are increasing on the left, and his answer, which I think is correct, is "education."

The long march began in the schools and it is bearing fruit.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 30, 2021 03:00 PM (Q9lwr)

Making feelz such a major thing for people to be able to claim in 'decision making' has sure helped the process along.

Posted by: Bete at April 30, 2021 03:05 PM (Ojki1)

153 Corporate America is running the show these days. They've been politically influential for decades and we're just now realizing how leftist they've become.

However the leftist business model isn't quite what they think it is.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at April 30, 2021 03:05 PM (3H9h1)

154 racist racist racist

The Biden administration will restrict travel from India as that country grapples with a gigantic surge in coronavirus cases, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 30, 2021 03:05 PM (yrol0)

155 Back in the day, before they hired you, Target required a drug test.

Perhaps they still do to make sure you're doped up enough to stick around.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Serving all Americans, even the Neanderthals. at April 30, 2021 03:05 PM (SchxB)

156 Zappa did Dylan. Still hear the echos. My life has too much reverb though

Posted by: humphreyrobot at April 30, 2021 03:06 PM (EFCBR)

157 Hiya Weasel !

Posted by: JT at April 30, 2021 03:06 PM (arJlL)

158
144 Do I look like a Zimmerman to you?
Posted by: Insomniac

So, you're not Bob Dylan ?
Posted by: JT at April 30, 2021 03:03 PM (arJlL)

Nope. I actually have a decent singing voice.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2021 03:06 PM (II3Gr)

159 Also possible that Trump was not told by those from in the US govt that were involved and extent of involvement.
Posted by: runner at April 30, 2021 03:04 PM (V13WU)

**

You mean like the director of the NIH since the 1980s?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Important article about what's coming at April 30, 2021 03:06 PM (XTk1T)

160 157 Hiya Weasel !
Posted by: JT at April 30, 2021 03:06 PM (arJlL)
----
Howdy, JT!

Posted by: Weasel at April 30, 2021 03:06 PM (MVjcR)

161 so Target hires drug addict felons?

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at April 30, 2021 03:06 PM (GBZnB)

162 >>> Yeah the only other time it annoys me is if they deep six a business and walk away with a fortune for having destroyed their company. Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 30, 2021 02:53 PM (KZzsI)

A CEO for a company I worked for had company-wide meetings where first, people shuffled into the hall, he showed a big photo of the ark up on supports. He explained that "some of you are not going to make it into the ark". They laid off about 10% and got another 5%t through attrition and drug use tests. For the next meeting, the photo of the ark showed it was raining. He again stated some of you are not going to make it. Around 30% were then walked out, 25% on one day. He then had a meeting and the photograph of the ark had waves and the boat was being tossed about. There were so few left, some departments which provided necessary functions were completely gone. There were work stoppages which led to order cancelations.

In the last meeting, the ark arrived on the mountain top under rays of happy light. The company in its leaner and more valuable state was then sold to a multi-division conglomerate who then joined it with their competitor. The executive team made so much money.

Posted by: banana Dream at April 30, 2021 03:07 PM (Mlkm4)

163 111 #95
Floyd would have helped himself to the cigarettes and booze...and then skipped work until he needed money again.
Posted by: torabora at April 30, 2021 02:55 PM (ZjFZv)

Is it shoplifting if you work there ?

Posted by: Busted can of biscuits at April 30, 2021 03:07 PM (2cfUo)

164  22 The thing is is that Kmart was the stupidest retailr ever.

Ever
Posted by: Y5 at April 30, 2021 02:39 PM (sRQh6)

Have you seen our glorious history?

Posted by: Montgomery Ward at April 30, 2021 02:46 PM (Ojki1)

*****

HAHAHAHA... We could have strangled Amazon in the crib but we were too stupid to take advantage of our massive infrastructure edge.

Posted by: Sears at April 30, 2021 03:07 PM (flINI)

165 Do I look like a Zimmerman to you?
Posted by: Insomniac

I'll bet you pass for a white Hispanic in the right light.

Posted by: Bete at April 30, 2021 03:07 PM (Ojki1)

166 158
Nope. I actually have a decent singing voice.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2021 03:06 PM (II3Gr)

=========

So, you're more famous and richer than Bob Dylan? Is that what you're saying?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a Lynchian nightmare at April 30, 2021 03:07 PM (LvTSG)

167 The Biden administration will restrict travel from India as that country grapples with a gigantic surge in coronavirus cases,

***

They wash their hands a lot there, right?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Important article about what's coming at April 30, 2021 03:07 PM (XTk1T)

168 The thing is is that Kmart was the stupidest retailr ever.
Ever
Posted by: Y5 at April 30, 2021 02:39 PM


Ahem.

Exec 1: "Do you think we should move our existing catalog based distribution to this new internet thing. The catalog can be in a html thing."

Exec 2: "Nah. Let's shut our catalog distribution down and move more into bricks and mortar."

Posted by: Sears at April 30, 2021 03:07 PM (awtm/)

169 Nope. I actually have a decent singing voice.
Posted by: Insomniac

Whoa

Posted by: JT at April 30, 2021 03:07 PM (arJlL)

170 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 30, 2021 03:07 PM (Zz0t1)

171 Figured out Chrome issue. Had the URL with https. If you change it to just http, that fixes it. Weird.

Posted by: Jim Rose at April 30, 2021 03:07 PM (VFl7m)

172 I miss Frank Zappa.

Posted by: pawn at April 30, 2021 03:07 PM (Cfk8j)

173 Target hires drug addict felons?
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at April 30, 2021 03:06 PM (GBZnB)
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Whoa! I take back that butt kissing comment. I might need a job!

Posted by: Weasel at April 30, 2021 03:07 PM (MVjcR)

174 155 Back in the day, before they hired you, Target required a drug test.

Perhaps they still do to make sure you're doped up enough to stick around.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Serving all Americans, even the Neanderthals


it's a cinch they don't do a background check if they would hire George Floyd.

Posted by: x4 at April 30, 2021 03:08 PM (oA+QO)

175 on topic, Brian Cornell is welcome to take a team of George Floyds and put them up in his house. Show us how its done, multimillionaire bloodsucker.

Posted by: runner at April 30, 2021 03:08 PM (V13WU)

176 I used to try to defend vulture capitalists like Mitt Romney, who gutted companies for fun and profit.

I have never defended Mitt Romney for anything.

Posted by: Vic at April 30, 2021 03:08 PM (mpXpK)

177 Posted by: MIRROR UNIVERSE MITT ROMNEY at April 30, 2021 03:07 PM (Pzzpr)

You DICK!!!!

Posted by: Jeff Spicoli at April 30, 2021 03:08 PM (Zz0t1)

178 Target employee? George Floyd was well on his way of fulfilling his childhood dream of becoming a Supreme Court Justice.

Posted by: Fedup at April 30, 2021 03:08 PM (68ya+)

179 Russia will never be more free than America, until the 20-30% of our population that actually care and may act to preserve our freedoms are extinguished. Russians are 100% prisoners of their government, history or psyche.

Posted by: Only Context at April 30, 2021 03:08 PM (xEIoY)

180 Target CEO Brian Cornell says George Floyd "could have been one of my Target team members"
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Except, Floyd didn't want to live a decent life like a decent person. He chose a life of crime and drugs. He was a criminal. What an asinine statement.
Posted by: Lady in Black at April 30, 2021 03:01 PM (O+I8R)


I often wonder if they know they're lying assholes, or really believe the shit they say and refuse to actually, you know, research the truth?

I'm sure that the pregnant girl who had Stink Floyd pointing a gun at her belly/unborn child feels that strong Saintly vibe that everyody else seems to?

Saint Peter was crucified upside down to show he was unworthy to be crucified the same as our Lord and Savior. Saint Floyd took a drug overdose. Same thing mostly.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at April 30, 2021 03:08 PM (wAnMi)

181 Pixy said not to use Chrome.
Said Brave and something else.

I say AdblockerPlus

Posted by: Braenyard at April 30, 2021 03:08 PM (SWrii)

182 Winds here are really gusting up, not good with my trees.

Posted by: Skip at April 30, 2021 03:09 PM (Cxk7w)

183 Attention shoppers, we have a special on Fentanyl . Isle 3
buy one get one for the next 30 minutes.

Posted by: Busted can of biscuits at April 30, 2021 03:09 PM (2cfUo)

184 I miss Frank Zappa.
Posted by: pawn

Me Tarzan.

Posted by: JT at April 30, 2021 03:09 PM (arJlL)

185 @164
Wow Kmart, Montgomery Ward, and Sears walked into a bar...

Posted by: Chairman LMAO at April 30, 2021 03:09 PM (0M2wm)

186 Nope. I actually have a decent singing voice.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2021 03:06 PM (II3Gr)


I used to be able to do a good grunge rasp and rock n' roll scream, but my vocal chords are way too old for that now.

I just end up coughing and wheezing when I try it now.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 30, 2021 03:10 PM (Zz0t1)

187 it's a cinch they don't do a background check if they would hire George Floyd.
Posted by: x4 at April 30, 2021 03:08 PM (oA+QO)


I have a feeling that the top management and CEO are exempt from this drug testing nonsense.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at April 30, 2021 03:10 PM (wAnMi)

188 And I don't understand how now four paragraphs are over the limit. That's four carriage returns. Is it a function of the sum of line feeds + some char count?

Posted by: banana Dream at April 30, 2021 03:10 PM (Mlkm4)

189 it's done...

Posted by: runner at April 30, 2021 03:10 PM (V13WU)

190 I often wonder if they know they're lying assholes, or really believe the shit they say and refuse to actually, you know, research the truth?

I'm sure that the pregnant girl who had Stink Floyd pointing a gun at her belly/unborn child feels that strong Saintly vibe that everyody else seems to?

Saint Peter was crucified upside down to show he was unworthy to be crucified the same as our Lord and Savior. Saint Floyd took a drug overdose. Same thing mostly.
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at April 30, 2021 03:08 PM (wAnMi)

There's no reason for them to do the research. They don't care whether it's a lie or not but probably suspect it's a lie.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at April 30, 2021 03:10 PM (z5Vrg)

191 Is Modern Monetary Theory the new name for socialism?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 30, 2021 03:10 PM (0UNjH)

192 LOOK A SQUIRREL!! DIZZYLAND REOPENING!!! BUT BUT RAYCISS TOM SAWYER'S ISLAND!! A RIVERBOAT PADDLEWHEELER IS A SLAVE DELIVERY DEVICE!!! AND THAT MASTED SAILING SHIP BRINGS THEM FROM AFRICA!!!

Posted by: Getting the banned back together at April 30, 2021 03:10 PM (qzMBo)

193 the horde is so talented....

Posted by: runner at April 30, 2021 03:11 PM (V13WU)

194 The Biden administration will restrict travel from India as that country grapples with a gigantic surge in coronavirus cases

The thing is, because of how they handle it, they aren't seeing a huge spike in serious cases or deaths.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 30, 2021 03:11 PM (KZzsI)

195 CEO for a company I worked for had company-wide meetings where first, people shuffled into the hall, he showed a big photo of the ark up on supports. He explained that "some of you are not going to make it into the ark". They laid off about 10% ...
Posted by: banana Dream at April 30, 2021 03:07 PM (Mlkm4)
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Not the CEO, but reminds me of a divisional meeting at a former company. A lot of our functions were being gradually outsourced to India or moved to the home office. Our building was more and more sparsely populated. Someone asked the SVP hosting the meeting about the continuing influence on outsourcing and some of the issues we had with it (namely, availability during what is night shift in India). He said - and this is a quote, as it's seared into my memory - "sometimes we in executive leadership have to take off our patriot hats and put on our efficiency hats."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 30, 2021 03:11 PM (Jsjd7)

196 Is Modern Monetary Theory the new name for socialism?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 30, 2021 03:10 PM (0UNjH)


No. Honestly, this isn't even MMT. It's just plain old incompetence and corruption.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at April 30, 2021 03:11 PM (jOcSX)

197 Russia will never be more free than America, until the 20-30% of our
population that actually care and may act to preserve our freedoms are
extinguished. Russians are 100% prisoners of their government, history
or psyche.

Putin is a standard paternal autocrat.

The Biden junta is trying to move way beyond that model to something closer to China's totalitarian system.

So far there has been no opposition outside of Trump and a scattered handful of Republican office holders and no effective resistance outside of government.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 30, 2021 03:11 PM (JMMlQ)

198 so Target hires drug addict felons?
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at April 30, 2021 03:06


Apparently, they stopped drug testing last year, and I would bet they are pro-"ban the box", so yes, they probably are.

Posted by: Chuck C at April 30, 2021 03:11 PM (awtm/)

199 even though the doctors were trying to gently dissuade her. She made it through surgery, but her heart failed and she wound up in ICU, passing away within hours. Surgery is very hard on the elderly.

Posted by: Lady in Black at April 30, 2021 03:05 PM
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Wife said the doctors were aggressively dissuading him from surgery. Wife's brother, a doctor, told her to have the very blunt discussion that he probably wouldn't make it of surgery. She did and he said "Screw it. I'll take my chances."

Posted by: olddog in mo at April 30, 2021 03:11 PM (ju2Fy)

200 Is it shoplifting if you work there ?
Posted by: Busted can of biscuits at April 30, 2021 03:07 PM (2cfUo)

Yes. And it is amazing how people who do it get caught because it wouldn't be that hard.

I once was in a store where 2 leadership people confronted and broke down a teen -on the store floor- about how he was lifting games and selling them to someone. They even managed to hard sell him into giving up that person's name.

Did I mention this was on the store floor, and not in the back or offices?

Posted by: Bete at April 30, 2021 03:11 PM (Ojki1)

201 177 Posted by: Vic at April 30, 2021 03:08 PM (mpXpK)

I did.

Posted by: sven at April 30, 2021 03:11 PM (Lzpvj)

202 Winds here are really gusting up, not good with my trees.
Posted by: Skip

I spent 3 hrs this AM running errands and there were trash cans EVERYWHERE !

Posted by: JT at April 30, 2021 03:11 PM (arJlL)

203 We should have a mask and Floyd thread.
It would be a whopper.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 30, 2021 03:11 PM (SWrii)

204 That's like boycotting labor because you hate bosses. I have to make money somehow and this is my only real option.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 30, 2021 02:59 PM (KZzsI)

You can't boycott everyone that wants to F you unless you live in the woods.

There's the keyboard warriors that brag about their Amazing Boycott Skillz and impugn the peons who are Ruining Everything by not boycotting everything, but then I wonder who exactly they think their ISP supports.

Posted by: ... at April 30, 2021 03:12 PM (TuP61)

205 I don't understand the need to go over the top in praise for Floyd. It seems you could talk about how the Chauvin should be prosecuted without turning a known thug into a saint.

Posted by: Northern lurker at April 30, 2021 03:12 PM (cSyAR)

206 I have never defended Mitt Romney for anything.
Posted by: Vic at April 30, 2021 03:08 PM (mpXpK)


Voting for that blow dried empty suit still bothers me.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at April 30, 2021 03:12 PM (y7DUB)

207 Why does the website look like crap on Chrome?
Posted by: Jim Rose at April 30, 2021 02:58 PM (VFl7m)

Because Chrome sucks donkey dicks, and google wants you to die if they can't serve up ads. Even if they can serve up ads they want you dead.

So, as punishment, you get Times New Roman, no text buffers, overlapping tables and banners blowing things out as a start. If you have any sort of ad blocker it's even worse.

ROTFLMAO!

Posted by: Jim Rose at April 30, 2021 03:12 PM (VFl7m)

208 >>I often wonder if they know they're lying assholes, or really believe the shit they say and refuse to actually, you know, research the truth?


Eh, that seems like an obvious lie, one that he pretends to mean, and BLM pretends to accept, because this is a public display of support.

BLM: "Say his name!"
Target CEO: "George Floyd, who could have been a valued member of our team!"

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2021 03:12 PM (bDqIh)

209 There's no reason for them to do the research. They don't care whether it's a lie or not but probably suspect it's a lie.
Knowing the issue you are supporting is a lie is part of the kink for lefties.
For left leaning LIVs intentionally not knowing is safer and easier.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 30, 2021 03:13 PM (JMMlQ)

210 So Target will hire druggies? I had to have a drug test every 6 months at my first serious job. Granted I was driving Hazmat. But Jeez, I feel employers put up with alot of late, and no show employees.

Posted by: Picric at April 30, 2021 03:13 PM (M3v2Z)

211 Back during the Clinton Administration, they imposed a "millionaires tax".Corporate board rooms responded by given more stock options and later RSUs to top management.In a episode of PBS' "Frontline", the followed the trend and where it lead.The statement at the end of the show was that it lead to the largest transfer of wealth in the history of the world, as top management became major shareholders of the corporations that they lead.

Posted by: SMOD at April 30, 2021 03:13 PM (RHGPo)

212 "sometimes we in executive leadership have to take off our patriot hats and put on our efficiency hats."
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 30, 2021 03:11 PM (Jsjd7)


If you graph a relationship between efficiency on the x-axis, and fragility on the y-axis, you'd get a convex curve. At some point increasing efficiency increases fragility in an exponential fashion.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at April 30, 2021 03:13 PM (jOcSX)

213 Ahem.

Exec 1: "Do you think we should move our existing catalog based distribution to this new internet thing. The catalog can be in a html thing."

Exec 2: "Nah. Let's shut our catalog distribution down and move more into bricks and mortar."
Posted by: Sears at April 30, 2021 03:07 PM (awtm/)

We paid Amazon to sell our products as they learned how to do internet sales on our dime (well, more than dime).

Posted by: Waldenbooks and Toys R Us at April 30, 2021 03:13 PM (Ojki1)

214 I spent 3 hrs this AM running errands and there were trash cans EVERYWHERE !

That's happened here many times. Last week the wind blew over the recycle bin so I was picking up crap from everywhere! I set it next to my husbands car which sits on a pad close to the curb. Fuckers didn't pick it up.

Posted by: Jewells45 is having a sale! at April 30, 2021 03:13 PM (nxdel)

215 Why does the website look like crap on Chrome?

I don't think it's Chrome. Edit the URL in your address bar to be http: instead of https: and see if that helps.

Posted by: Oddbob at April 30, 2021 03:14 PM (qc+VF)

216 Target CEO Brian Cornell says George Floyd "could have been one of my Target team members"


Nice to know Dayton Hudson Corp doesn't do drug testing.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2021 03:14 PM (OCTRt)

217

i used to shop at target quite a bit

i stopped shopping there the day after they said it was ok for adult males to go into the girls bathroom

Posted by: sound awake at April 30, 2021 03:14 PM (8YNUb)

218 It seems you could talk about how the Chauvin should be prosecuted without turning a known thug into a saint.
The left doesn't do nuance. The argument that Chauvin did something wrong, but Floyd brought it on himself by breaking the law is a fair one to make and would not excuse Chauvin. But the left won't go there at all.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 30, 2021 03:14 PM (JMMlQ)

219
CEOs are largely careerist jerks. Still, if you divided their pay equally among every person in the company, how much more would per employee would that amount to? A couple of hundred dollars, most likely.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 30, 2021 03:14 PM (mht8P)

220 Russians are 100% prisoners of their government, history or psyche.
Posted by: Only Context at April 30, 2021 03:08 PM (xEIoY)


and what about us ? what happens when you protest in DC these days ?

Posted by: runner at April 30, 2021 03:14 PM (V13WU)

221 214 Back during the Clinton Administration, they imposed a "millionaires tax".Corporate board rooms responded by given more stock options and later RSUs to top management.In a episode of PBS' "Frontline", the followed the trend and where it lead.The statement at the end of the show was that it lead to the largest transfer of wealth in the history of the world, as top management became major shareholders of the corporations that they lead.
Posted by: SMOD at April 30, 2021 03:13 PM (RHGPo)

Speaking of how people come up with creative tax dodges.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at April 30, 2021 03:15 PM (z5Vrg)

222 Back in the day, before they hired you, Target required a drug test.
Posted by: shibumi at April 30, 2021 02:51 PM (3fR4G)
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Still do. I went to their "Jobs at Target" FAQ.


Q: Is a drug test required as part of my application?
A: In accordance with Target's Drug Free Workplace (DFW) Policy, certain roles may require a mandatory drug screen as a condition of employment. If the role you've received an offer for requires a drug screen, you will be notified at the time of offer and be prompted with next steps during the screening process. The drug screen must be completed within 24 hours of accepting your job offer. Failure to complete a required drug screen in the allotted time may result in the withdrawal of your conditional offer of employment.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 30, 2021 03:15 PM (Jsjd7)

223 So if trends continue, then the soft fascist corporatist/authoritarian govt. link-up will continue to evolve. Predatory use of regulation to favor concentration and oligopoly. Slavish rent-seeking hoop-jumping (like "climate change") to gain advantage/avoid hassles.

Don't think refusing to "defend" private sector from ..... well whoever it is that remains that actually wants "socialism" is kind of irrelevant when the action is in joint private/public looting of the society, social control, oligopoly farming, etc.

It looks, sounds, and feels pretty much like ace's periodic oaths to abandon the GOP. Well-founded, more than understandable, but purely symbolic.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 30, 2021 03:15 PM (OTzUX)

224 "And then the paladin Fox News radio show host wielded his sword of destiny facts not feelings to smite down the goblin king BLM corporate leadership."

You jest but I fear a lot of their content is going to be along those lines until they figure out they should just be a better platform for all books instead of a specific ideological one.

Like how most fiction labeled "Christian" is earnest crap.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 30, 2021 03:15 PM (KZzsI)

225 197 The Biden administration will restrict travel from India as that country grapples with a gigantic surge in coronavirus cases

The thing is, because of how they handle it, they aren't seeing a huge spike in serious cases or deaths.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 30, 2021 03:11 PM (KZzsI)

===========

It seems like there are increases in cases of racism and anti-transgender sentiment, so that makes this travel ban just and moral.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a Lynchian nightmare at April 30, 2021 03:15 PM (LvTSG)

226 If it weren't for the fact that the Democrat party (for the most part, not all) has little real organizational capacity (unlike the Nazis or Bolsheviks) I'd be more worried.

Of course they can do a lot of damage in directed ways and to bad for those in the way but this will fall apart sooner than you think. Compared to other tyrannies/coups/juntas these guys just don't compare.

There will be an awful lot of infighting that we won't see except for the outer ramifications. Now the winner of THAT will decide how bad things really get.

Right now they're trying to intimidate those who might be able to organize some effective push back by terrorizing the base that the top organizers will need. Many are just waiting for the situation to solidify and the chance to deal the fascists and BLM. LE will be smart if they just back off and let it happen. Not take sides.

Look to the summer for this to gell into something that can be predicted. Right now they're just thrashing around.

Posted by: jakee308 at April 30, 2021 03:16 PM (LS3oW)

227 The Target CEO would have been happy to let Floyd bring him coffee.

Posted by: ... at April 30, 2021 03:16 PM (TuP61)

228 Devin O'Malley, a top aide for former Vice President Mike Pence, told Breitbart News on Friday that Pence is working on merging the Make America Great Again movement with traditional conservative principles by uniting behind a positive agenda going into the 2022 midterms.
.. I see trouble in River City and it starts with 'P' and ends with "E'

Posted by: SMOD at April 30, 2021 03:16 PM (RHGPo)

229 227 "And then the paladin Fox News radio show host wielded his sword of destiny facts not feelings to smite down the goblin king BLM corporate leadership."

You jest but I fear a lot of their content is going to be along those lines until they figure out they should just be a better platform for all books instead of a specific ideological one.

Like how most fiction labeled "Christian" is earnest crap.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 30, 2021 03:15 PM (KZzsI)

=========

It was funny because it was true.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a Lynchian nightmare at April 30, 2021 03:17 PM (LvTSG)

230 Don't forget all those rioted Target stores will be looking to all their customers to pay for their increased insurance and losses from the looting.

Boycott them all.

Posted by: Political McGuffin at April 30, 2021 03:17 PM (1MFjD)

231 Illiterate Mexican coronavirus carriers good, college educated middle and upper class Indian coronavirus carriers bad.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Important article about what's coming at April 30, 2021 03:17 PM (XTk1T)

232 George Floyd could have been the President of the United States too.

Posted by: aelfheld at April 30, 2021 03:17 PM (Zy9Yy)

233 If you graph a relationship between efficiency on the x-axis, and fragility on the y-axis, you'd get a convex curve. At some point increasing efficiency increases fragility in an exponential fashion.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at April 30, 2021 03:13 PM (jOcSX)
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Efficiency often happens at the expense of robustness. Sometimes this is fine, sometimes it isn't The bitch of it is that you often can't tell in advance.

Our just-in-time supply chain is massively efficient. It is in fact an absolute marvel of efficiency. But it is also fragile. The early days of the 'Rona response nearly broke it and many parts of it *did* break and the cascade from that has not been entirely worked out yet.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 30, 2021 03:17 PM (Jsjd7)

234 226 So if trends continue, then the soft fascist corporatist/authoritarian govt. link-up will continue to evolve. Predatory use of regulation to favor concentration and oligopoly. Slavish rent-seeking hoop-jumping (like "climate change") to gain advantage/avoid hassles.

Don't think refusing to "defend" private sector from ..... well whoever it is that remains that actually wants "socialism" is kind of irrelevant when the action is in joint private/public looting of the society, social control, oligopoly farming, etc.

It looks, sounds, and feels pretty much like ace's periodic oaths to abandon the GOP. Well-founded, more than understandable, but purely symbolic.
Posted by: rhomboid at April 30, 2021 03:15 PM (OTzUX)

We're already pretty deep into regulation used to push concentration and oligopoly. The US has had regular cycles of concentration and then companies being broken up, we're currently well into the largest, longest, and biggest cycle we've ever had of concentration.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at April 30, 2021 03:18 PM (z5Vrg)

235 The last few times I have ordered from Amazon I have received what I suspect are Chinese knock-offs of the actual product.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 30, 2021 03:19 PM (Ez6QX)

236 Still do. I went to their "Jobs at Target" FAQ.

Posted by: Joe Mannix


So Wokester CEO was lying out his ass. Why am I not surprised?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2021 03:19 PM (OCTRt)

237 The government is in the pocket of the oligarchs who removed a popular president. tell me again how free we are.

Posted by: runner at April 30, 2021 03:19 PM (V13WU)

238 Oh and when I say organizational capacity I'm referring to the ability to actually enforce discipline on their troops and cadres. They're good and protests and riots but those are chaotic and nothing is accomplished with them.

They need to use their street militias in a more organized way and they don't have the people with the knowledge and charisma to do it.

In a particular local group there's maybe 2-3 people that everyone knows and respects and will obey. Get to larger groups and there's too much competition at the top. When that sorts out then we'll see things happening on both sides.

Posted by: jakee308 at April 30, 2021 03:19 PM (LS3oW)

239 I don't think I had a drug test before working at Target but it's been so long since I worked I wouldn't even have remembered the drugs.

In the 80s

Posted by: banana Dream at April 30, 2021 03:20 PM (Mlkm4)

240 Yahoo Finance: "Crocs soars to record highs this week on strong earnings"

RIP America

Posted by: Mark1971 at April 30, 2021 03:20 PM (xPl2J)

241 I never shop there anyway. I'd rather eat garbage from the dumpster than set foot in a Target. However, there are still a lot of smaller local joints that serve my needs, so fug 'em all.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at April 30, 2021 03:20 PM (jvt6t)

242 >>Pence is working on merging the Make America Great Again movement with traditional conservative principles by uniting behind a positive agenda going into the 2022 midterms.



What's this "unity" thing that the GOP all of sudden wants to talk about?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2021 03:20 PM (bDqIh)

243 Huck F. if you are on here, thank you for your response this am regarding Leon Coopersmith. Your description of him answered some of the questions I had.

He said this morning that he is a Capitalist with a heart, lol. That he also believes in progressive taxation and that he would be happy to work for the government for six months out of the year because he believes rich people should give back. Then in the next breath he talked about wanting to leave his money to people he chose and he didn't want the government doing it for him. Said he started a foundation that he donated $50M to provide full ride scholarships to POC who "needed a break". Talked about his feud with E Warren over details of tax plans, he wants to eliminate loopholes such as carryover interest, but her descriptions of what actually goes on with tax deductions is wrong. Said that Trump had some decent economic ideas, but since no one pushed back on his "picadillos" Coopersmith decided to change direction and voted for Biden. He was registered as an Independent , then Democrat, now he's back to independent. Thinks 50% tax rates on the wealthy is fine and deserved, but more than that is confiscatory.

Posted by: Jen the original at April 30, 2021 03:21 PM (ids43)

244 243 Yahoo Finance: "Crocs soars to record highs this week on strong earnings"

RIP America
Posted by: Mark1971 at April 30, 2021 03:20 PM (xPl2J)

Damnit ace.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at April 30, 2021 03:21 PM (z5Vrg)

245 We're already pretty deep into regulation used to push concentration and oligopoly. The US has had regular cycles of concentration and then companies being broken up, we're currently well into the largest, longest, and biggest cycle we've ever had of concentration.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at April 30, 2021 03:18 PM (z5Vrg)
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The concentrations of the past were far less state-enabled and state-directed than they are now.

The breakups and diversification should have happened in 2001 and they were checked and stopped by Fed policy. It should have happened in 2008 and it was checked and stopped by Fed and government policy. I don't think the state (in this country, anyway) has ever been so deeply involved in enabling continued consolidation before. They do everything they can to make it more and bigger, and do nothing to stop it even when - such as in the case of big tech monopoly constraints - there is obvious reason to intervene.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 30, 2021 03:21 PM (Jsjd7)

246 Since the '80s the Left has ranted, raved, boycotted, legislated and marched against high CEO salarys. A few years ago CEOs & their corps began supporting leftist causes.

Since then I haven't heard high CEO salarys mentioned by any Leftist, not even Bernie.

Posted by: 29Victor at April 30, 2021 03:21 PM (BJKQV)

247 Runner, thoughtful reply but I remind there are still a portion of our country that aren't "done". That's the game these days, how does big government find and eliminate that segment of America?

Posted by: Only Context at April 30, 2021 03:21 PM (xEIoY)

248 Posted by: runner at April 30, 2021 03:19 PM (V13WU)

Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.....

- Kris Kristofferson

Posted by: Jak Sucio at April 30, 2021 03:21 PM (jvt6t)

249 230 The Target CEO would have been happy to let Floyd bring him coffee.
Posted by: ... at April 30, 2021 03:16 PM (TuP61)

Target CEO wouldn't let Floyd into the same zip code for anything other than a PR photo.

Posted by: Bete at April 30, 2021 03:22 PM (Ojki1)

250 All that money and so little sense...
Posted by: Captain Hate

___

With 27 mil, don't need no sense.

Posted by: Floyd's family at April 30, 2021 03:22 PM (Vi8G4)

251 Corporations aren't only engaging with government to stifle their competition... They're colluding with government against private citizens too.
Did you happen to use your credit card in the DC area on Jan 6th? Well bank of America was only too eager to see if any criminal charges could be found against you when they turned all your info over to the government.

How many times has that been done surrounding a burn loot murder parade?

Posted by: KnifeFightThunderdome at April 30, 2021 03:23 PM (z6Rgj)

252 >>Illiterate Mexican coronavirus carriers good, college educated middle and upper class Indian coronavirus carriers bad.


Far be it for me to defend all the H1b visa workers who flood our job market, but it is an interesting development, this Biden hostility to India. What's this about?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2021 03:23 PM (bDqIh)

253 Pence is working on merging the Make America Great Again movement with traditional conservative principles by uniting behind a positive agenda going into the 2022 midterms.



What's this "unity" thing that the GOP all of sudden wants to talk about?
Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2021 03:20 PM (bDqIh)


I want them all trapped in a burning building. Unity.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at April 30, 2021 03:23 PM (y7DUB)

254 Continued from my previous post.

Bragged about living simply . Said he finally traded in his 2002 Lexus for a ..wait for it.. Hyundai. Going on about Andrew Carnegie leaving his money to charities before he died as Coopersmith vows to do.

It was schizophrenic. His reason for voting for Biden was jaw dropping.

Posted by: Jen the original at April 30, 2021 03:23 PM (ids43)

255 Runner, thoughtful reply but I remind there are still a portion of our country that aren't "done". That's the game these days, how does big government find and eliminate that segment of America?
Posted by: Only Context at April 30, 2021 03:21 PM (xEIoY)


"Show Me the Man and I'll Find You The Crime".

Posted by: runner at April 30, 2021 03:24 PM (V13WU)

256 George Floyd could have been the President of the United States too.

Posted by: aelfheld at April 30, 2021 03:17 PM (Zy9Yy)

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Well, Joe is usually pumped full of drugs too.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 30, 2021 03:24 PM (kTF2Z)

257 The parts of the trial I was able to watch had no accusations of racism or any suggestions that race was a motive for Chauvin. Kinda surprised they did not go for it so they could etch it in history as if it is a fact. Conviction was a sure thing due to the threat of violence and riots.

Posted by: Colonel Jessup at April 30, 2021 03:24 PM (rxR5g)

258 Crocs look like they'd be slippery as hell on wet pavement. How do people avoid slipping and falling on their asses in those things?

Posted by: banana Dream at April 30, 2021 03:24 PM (Mlkm4)

259 The Babylon Bee - Flintstones Vitamins Now Available With Puberty Blockers

Posted by: SMOD at April 30, 2021 03:24 PM (RHGPo)

260 Far be it for me to defend all the H1b visa workers who flood our job market, but it is an interesting development, this Biden hostility to India. What's this about?
Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2021 03:23 PM (bDqIh)


That bigoted piece of shit has a long history of anti India attitudes.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at April 30, 2021 03:25 PM (y7DUB)

261 You can't boycott everyone that wants to F you unless you live in the woods.
Posted by: ... at April 30, 2021 03:12 PM


But you can reduce the amount you spend with them.
Coke? I'm healthier if I don't drink rum and coke, so that's a win-win.
NFL, NBA? I cut cable four years ago since I never watched much tv anyway. Win-Win. (Although people look at you like you are crazy when you say you don't watch tv)
Amazon? That was actually difficult. I will probably still use them occasionally. But by quitting Prime, they no longer have the sunk-cost preference.

Posted by: Chuck C at April 30, 2021 03:25 PM (awtm/)

262 Crocs look like they'd be slippery as hell on wet pavement. How do people avoid slipping and falling on their asses in those things?
Posted by: banana Dream at April 30, 2021 03:24 PM (Mlkm4)

They are very grippy and durable. Or...so I've heard...


*shifty eyes*

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at April 30, 2021 03:25 PM (ifmtJ)

263
Bragged about living simply . Said he finally traded in his 2002 Lexus for a ..wait for it.. Hyundai

**

The new $80K Hyundais. Genesis?

What a sacrifice!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Important article about what's coming at April 30, 2021 03:25 PM (XTk1T)

264 Crocs look like they'd be slippery as hell on wet pavement. How do people avoid slipping and falling on their asses in those things?
Posted by: banana Dream at April 30, 2021 03:24 PM (Mlkm4)

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You'll have to ask Garrett.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 30, 2021 03:25 PM (kTF2Z)

265 Resolved: "Panorama" is The Cars' best album.

Discuss.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 30, 2021 03:26 PM (NK0i1)

266 By the way, Day 2 of Starlink is going well.

Fastest internet I've had at the house (between DSL, Mobile Hot Spots and Starlink) by a great deal, rain yesterday meant nothing. One brief 20 second drop in service while I was on yesterday.

Netflix running smooth for 6 hours yesterday.

Easy instillation.

Two thumbs up.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 30, 2021 03:26 PM (+wq7e)

267 A lot of folks have been talking about this for 20 years or so. I guess we are all "woke" now.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at April 30, 2021 03:26 PM (jvt6t)

268 Their name says it all.

Target.

Of course, the thugs and thuglets are gonna make a beeline there.

Posted by: SMH at April 30, 2021 03:26 PM (Fdh9S)

269 Far be it for me to defend all the H1b visa workers who flood our job market, but it is an interesting development, this Biden hostility to India. What's this about?
Posted by: Lizzy

Prolly don't like the way they smell......

Posted by: JT at April 30, 2021 03:26 PM (arJlL)

270 I see Hollywood made a lesbian brokeback mountain

https://bit.ly/3u7IUTD

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 30, 2021 03:26 PM (yQpMk)

271 Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.....



Exactly. And we live in a society where everyone has something to lose. Curse of wealth and relative stability.




Posted by: runner at April 30, 2021 03:26 PM (V13WU)

272 Eventually the left is going to get what is trying to achieve and it will not go the way they think it will.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at April 30, 2021 03:27 PM (JUOKG)

273 Resolved: "Panorama" is The Cars' best album.

Discuss.
Posted by: Sharkman at April 30, 2021 03:26 PM (NK0i1)

That's a terrible thing to say.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at April 30, 2021 03:27 PM (jvt6t)

274 That bigoted piece of shit has a long history of anti India attitudes.
Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at April 30, 2021 03:25 PM (y7DUB)

Didn't Biden say during his previous campaign that people can't go in a convenience store without hearing an Indian accent?

Posted by: Jen the original at April 30, 2021 03:27 PM (ids43)

275 The Biden administration will restrict travel from India as that country grapples with a gigantic surge in coronavirus cases, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday

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What's the worry for now? The Turnip and his phony administration have no qualms at letting 10s of 1000s of infected people from south of the border flow into the country.

Posted by: Lady in Black at April 30, 2021 03:27 PM (O+I8R)

276 Meanwhile what is the GOP doing about the border situation?
Okay, I guess nothing.
Cheap labor!!

Posted by: pj at April 30, 2021 03:28 PM (G1dq6)

277 Efficiency often happens at the expense of robustness. Sometimes this is fine, sometimes it isn't The bitch of it is that you often can't tell in advance.

Our just-in-time supply chain is massively efficient. It is in fact an absolute marvel of efficiency. But it is also fragile. The early days of the 'Rona response nearly broke it and many parts of it *did* break and the cascade from that has not been entirely worked out yet.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 30, 2021 03:17 PM (Jsjd7)


Yup. Resiliency is by definition inefficient, since it means resources are expended to prepare for situations which may not occur. The problem is often that long periods of disuse lead people to assume that such events will never occur, so they start "cutting the fat," right up until the weather turns and all of a sudden the fat stored up turns out to have been important.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at April 30, 2021 03:28 PM (jOcSX)

278 Far be it for me to defend all the H1b visa workers who flood our job market, but it is an interesting development, this Biden hostility to India. What's this about?
Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2021 03:23 PM (bDqIh)
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Who is China's biggest adversary?
Hint: They share a rugged and virtually impassable border, and there's another country between China and the country in question on far easier approaches.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 30, 2021 03:28 PM (Jsjd7)

279 It's really simple. If you live in a rural area do you shop at a local owned Ace hardware as well as a big box? Do you make sure you frequent a Brookshire Bro grocery as well as a Kroger? Do you support the quirky gift shop or buy greeting cards at Walmart? Further, if you are a Texan have you met your state rep or senator? Being a citizen requires work, Target is for automatons.

Posted by: Only Context at April 30, 2021 03:29 PM (xEIoY)

280
The Biden administration will restrict travel from India as that country grapples with a gigantic surge in coronavirus cases, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday

Zeno Phobie Joe

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 30, 2021 03:29 PM (63Dwl)

281 The new $80K Hyundais. Genesis?

What a sacrifice!
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Important article about what's coming at April 30, 2021 03:25 PM (XTk1T)

I doubt it. This guy looked like someone who would stick you with the check at the Coney Island.

Posted by: Jen the original at April 30, 2021 03:29 PM (ids43)

282 The last few times I have ordered from Amazon I have received what I suspect are Chinese knock-offs of the actual product.
Posted by: Jordan61 at April 30, 2021 03:19 PM


I would bet that the "flea collars are killing dogs and cats" scare a few months ago was caused by exactly this.

Posted by: Chuck C at April 30, 2021 03:30 PM (awtm/)

283 Eventually the left is going to get what is trying to achieve and it will not go the way they think it will.

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I'd sure like to think so. But even so, they could go on fine for the next 100 years with all of us under their iron fists before they reap what they sow.

Posted by: Lady in Black at April 30, 2021 03:30 PM (O+I8R)

284 India is China's enemy, they are Biden's enemy. Wake up people.

Posted by: Only Context at April 30, 2021 03:30 PM (xEIoY)

285 Re India I presume Biden wants to try and torpedo Modi who is kind of the Indian Trump.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 30, 2021 03:30 PM (JMMlQ)

286 Any Targets in Free for anything under $1,000 California?

Posted by: Skip at April 30, 2021 03:30 PM (Cxk7w)

287 Posted by: Only Context at April 30, 2021 03:29 PM (xEIoY)

Yes, yes and yes. Also, do you attend school board meetings? Do you know your city council members?

Posted by: Jak Sucio at April 30, 2021 03:30 PM (jvt6t)

288
"Target CEO Brian Cornell says George Floyd could have been one of my Target team members"

Sure. He'd be the one loading grocery carts full of merchandise and pushing it out of the emergency exits to his buddies outside.

He was passing phony $20's, so you know I'm right.

Posted by: Rollo Tomasi at April 30, 2021 03:31 PM (+oR7L)

289 How can you not love and honor a guy that wants a possibly life ending surgery so that he can go home to take care of his invalid wife?

As a guy with a wife that needed help, I prayed for him and honor and respect him.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at April 30, 2021 03:31 PM (xopIz)

290 India is China's enemy, they are Biden's enemy. Wake up people.
Posted by: Only Context

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Yep.

Posted by: SMH at April 30, 2021 03:31 PM (Fdh9S)

291 I remember when BIG BEAR grocery were raided just for the construction fund that Millions of dollars in it, and then went out of business.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at April 30, 2021 03:31 PM (dKiJG)

292 Modi is a rough customer but has two attributes - 100% pro India and very anti radical Islam

Posted by: Only Context at April 30, 2021 03:31 PM (xEIoY)

293 Target CEO Brian Cornell says George Floyd "could have been one of my Target team members"

Private prison systems say George Floyd could have been one of their clients.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 30, 2021 03:31 PM (YqDXo)

294 Devin O'Malley, a top aide for former Vice President Mike Pence, told Breitbart News on Friday that Pence is working on merging the Make America Great Again movement with traditional conservative principles by uniting behind a positive agenda going into the 2022 midterms.

You're Pontius Pilate, Pence. You had one chance to stand up for President Trump and make history and you decided to rinse your hands in a bowl of water.

Get fucked and die.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 30, 2021 03:32 PM (2JVJo)

295 Re India I presume Biden wants to try and torpedo Modi who is kind of the Indian Trump.
Posted by: 18-1 at April 30, 2021 03:30 PM (JMMlQ)


Mostly correct.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at April 30, 2021 03:32 PM (y7DUB)

296 Centered nood

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 30, 2021 03:32 PM (kTF2Z)

297 By the way, Day 2 of Starlink is going well.

Fastest internet I've had at the house (between DSL, Mobile Hot Spots and Starlink) by a great deal, ...
Two thumbs up.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 30, 2021 03:26 PM


My 200 sq ft cabin in the woods idea is sounding better.

Posted by: Chuck C at April 30, 2021 03:32 PM (awtm/)

298 Get fucked and die.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 30, 2021 03:32 PM (2JVJo)


*loudly clapping and standing up*

Posted by: Jak Sucio at April 30, 2021 03:33 PM (jvt6t)

299 Target recently moved its HQ out of Minneapolis to a suburb, which I'm guessing is a lot less ... uh ... diverse.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 30, 2021 03:33 PM (YqDXo)

300 "Crocs soars to record highs this week on strong earnings"

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Those butt-ugly shoes that look like you're wearing buckets on your feet?

Posted by: Lady in Black at April 30, 2021 03:33 PM (O+I8R)

301 The India getting.whacked with Covid thing.makes.me.nervous. China HATES India and they are next door. Who's to say China doesn't havr a weaponized strain?

Posted by: Azjaeger at April 30, 2021 03:33 PM (Kefbu)

302 Devin O'Malley, a top aide for former Vice President Mike Pence, told Breitbart News on Friday that Pence is working on merging the Make America Great Again movement with traditional conservative principles by uniting behind a positive agenda going into the 2022 midterms.

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Not interested.

Posted by: SMH at April 30, 2021 03:33 PM (Fdh9S)

303 Well said, MP4.

Posted by: SMH at April 30, 2021 03:34 PM (Fdh9S)

304 Posted by: SMH at April 30, 2021 03:33 PM (Fdh9S)

Seriously. Sorry Pence you folded when we needed you. Deuces.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at April 30, 2021 03:35 PM (rh8+2)

305 Posted by: Bitter Clinger

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What kind of speeds?

Posted by: SMH at April 30, 2021 03:35 PM (Fdh9S)

306 The Biden administration will restrict travel from India as that country grapples with a gigantic surge in coronavirus cases, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday

Straight up racism when Trump did the same thing re China.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 30, 2021 03:35 PM (YqDXo)

307 What Pence means by merging is _ _ _ _ing it in the buttocks.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 30, 2021 03:35 PM (SWrii)

308 Only Context, I dumped H-E-B for Brookshires, shop at the locally owned hardware store, Use local businesses for 99.9% of everything I buy. I have met and call my 'representatives' state and local frequently. I also started a political discussion group and as soon as there no masks in the local library will be having a civics 101 class.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 30, 2021 03:36 PM (oFp3U)

309 >Leon Coopersmith
Posted by: Jen the original at April 30, 2021 03:21 PM (ids43)

Wasn't he the fool that lost his damned mind on TV because the uppity proles dared to actually outmaneuver the shorts on the GME trading?

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at April 30, 2021 03:36 PM (DXFDM)

310 268 Resolved: "Panorama" is The Cars' best album.

Discuss.
Posted by: Sharkman at April 30, 2021 03:26 PM (NK0i1)

I saw an article yesterday that the debate teams from Historically Black Colleges pulled out of a major competition because the other Universities were just too racist.

These are people who use the word "wypipo" to refer white people so search engines don't pick up on their racist bullshit.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at April 30, 2021 03:36 PM (Wm5SB)

311 304 The India getting.whacked with Covid thing.makes.me.nervous. China HATES India and they are next door. Who's to say China doesn't havr a weaponized strain?
Posted by: Azjaeger at April 30, 2021 03:33 PM (Kefbu)
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Interesting.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 30, 2021 03:37 PM (SWrii)

312
300 By the way, Day 2 of Starlink is going well.

Fastest internet I've had at the house (between DSL, Mobile Hot Spots and Starlink) by a great deal, ...
Two thumbs up.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 30, 2021 03:26 PM

My 200 sq ft cabin in the woods idea is sounding better.
Posted by: Chuck C at April 30, 2021 03:32 PM (awtm/)

My Brother is on the list to get it for his Cabin as well in Southern Ohio.

Musk is the only CEO that is earning his pay and changing the world. The fact that Musk pissed off BOZO of Amazon and the fact the the DOJ is going after SpaceX for discrimination against Illegal Aliens and not hiring them, he's OK in my book

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at April 30, 2021 03:38 PM (dKiJG)

313 DOJ is going after SpaceX for discrimination against Illegal Aliens and not hiring them, he's OK in my book
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at April 30, 2021 03:38 PM (dKiJG)
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Texicans hate him. NOT

Posted by: Braenyard at April 30, 2021 03:40 PM (SWrii)

314 This has felt like a very long week to me. How about you?

Meh.. I'm retired. The days run together. I did have a productive day however in spite of waking up at 4:30 am this morning.

Posted by: Jewells45 is having a sale! at April 30, 2021 03:41 PM (nxdel)

315 Crap, wrong thread.

Posted by: Jewells45 is having a sale! at April 30, 2021 03:42 PM (nxdel)

316 I don't understand the need to go over the top in praise for Floyd. It seems you could talk about how the Chauvin should be prosecuted without turning a known thug into a saint.
Posted by: Northern lurker

It's part of the kink.
You must accept that George Floyd was a saint and martyr, even though he was a fentanyl/drug addict, worked for a crooked bar (where Chauvin also worked part time) and had a criminal past.
You will learn to revere George Floyd as a saintly Big Brother to you, or face grimmer alternatives.

And...so it goes.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative ...meticulous weirdo at April 30, 2021 03:44 PM (vcOmj)

317
Straight up racism when Trump did the same thing re China.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

Well, we all know it was just political smack talk from the Imbecile Biden. Yet, the Media is the interface between the Biden Junta and all us cattle out here.

I have not a clue about what the "Long Term" strategy of the Biden Junta is, but the first four months is destructive stupidity. I imagine it will get a lot worse.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative ...meticulous weirdo at April 30, 2021 03:49 PM (vcOmj)

318 He said - and this is a quote, as it's seared into my memory - "sometimes we in executive leadership have to take off our patriot hats and put on our efficiency hats."
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 30, 2021 03:11 PM (Jsjd7)

Holy crap, JM... I'm surprised he made it out of that room alive.

Posted by: Inogame at April 30, 2021 03:54 PM (53oGX)

319 Re India I presume Biden wants to try and torpedo Modi who is kind of the Indian Trump.
Posted by: 18-1 at April 30, 2021 03:30 PM (JMMlQ)


Isn't that going to piss off Masala Round-Heels and the California hi-tech faction that promoted her?

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at April 30, 2021 03:56 PM (85Ax+)

320 The secret social media spying done by the Post Office??? That was personally approved by the man Trump appointed Postmaster
What say you about that Ace?

Posted by: Proud Moderate at April 30, 2021 04:04 PM (zzv8u)

321 I took the CEO's comments as an admission that his workforce consists of drug addicts and petty criminals.

Posted by: AreWeNotWoke? at April 30, 2021 04:40 PM (U4bYU)

322 If I ever shop at Target again, I'll be sure to arm myself. Apparently their employees are all just a bad day away from pointing a gun at my pregnant wife.

Posted by: Anotheranon at April 30, 2021 05:34 PM (8Ze5j)

323 From their ads, it is clear that Target wholeheartedly endorses segregation and aches for America to return to the bad old days before Brown v. Board. So I will never set foot in a Target again.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 30, 2021 06:52 PM (TnVCV)

324 The thing is, Target has a strict drug policy and George may have been on the team but the first time he went to the hospital for drug related problems he would have been fired on the spot, similarly the first time George tried to pass a fake $20.00 bill he would be fired, again the first time Gorge took and unlicensed handgun and aimed it at a pregnant woman again he would be fired.
So George may have worked for Target, he would not have worked there long unless Target makes a habit of employing drug abusers, Opioid addicts and gun crime perpetrators.

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