Ted Cruz: Republicans Have Too Long Permitted Corporations to Attack the People. No More.

He says he won't take any money from a corporate PAC -- and he may not take their phone calls, either.

When a woke corporation needs a favor they'd usually ask of a Republican, they can call up one of their socialist friends in the Democrat Party instead.

After establishing that corporations are attacking Republican voters as well as their political hopes:


This is the point in the drama when Republicans usually shrug their shoulders, call these companies "job creators," and start to cut their taxes. Not this time.

This time, we won’t look the other way on Coca-Cola;s $12 billion in back taxes owed. This time, when Major League Baseball lobbies to preserve its multibillion-dollar antitrust exception, we'll say no thank you. This time, when Boeing asks for billions in corporate welfare, we'll simply let the Export-Import Bank expire.

For too long, woke CEOs have been fair-weather friends to the Republican Party: They like us until the left's digital pitchforks come out. Then they run away. Or they mouth off on legislation they don’t understand--and hurt the reputations of patriotic leaders protecting our elections and expanding the right to vote. Enough is enough. Corporations that flagrantly misrepresent efforts to protect our elections need to be called out, singled out and cut off.

In my nine years in the Senate, I've received $2.6 million in contributions from corporate political-action committees. Starting today, I no longer accept money from any corporate PAC. I urge my GOP colleagues at all levels to do the same.

For too long, Republicans have allowed the left and their big-business allies to attack our values with no response. We've allowed them to ship jobs overseas, attack gun rights, and destroy our energy companies. We’ve let them smear Republicans without paying any price.

As America's greatest basketball player observed years ago, Republicans buy sneakers, too. We cast votes, too. And we pay attention when CEOs come after our own just so they can look good for a few editorial pages and radical activists.

To them I say: When the time comes that you need help with a tax break or a regulatory change, I hope the Democrats take your calls, because we may not. Starting today, we won't take your money either.

Note he's not vowing to not take money from any corporation or CEO. Some of those are actually conservative.

But this is a good start.

It's also a clear sign he's running in 2024.

Even though donations from citizens now dwarf those from corporations, the GOP continues to be a 2 am "U up?" sext booty-call for corporate interests.

Republican leaders were able to rake in millions from grassroots campaign donations during the first fundraising quarter of 2021, leaving corporations in the dust after their freeze on political donations in January.

In January, Wall Street firms paused their political donations from their corporate political action committees (PACs) to some members of Congress after the Capitol Hill riot. Their reasoning was to threaten Republican members who were pro-Trump.

Axios reported, "If those companies hoped to push the GOP toward the center, they may have done just the opposite by turning Republican lawmakers toward their most committed -- and ideologically driven -- supporters."

Instead of the Republican lawmakers becoming negatively affected, they turned to their supporters. This, in turn, gave lawmakers the ability to use grassroots fundraising to rake in millions in small-dollar donations.

According to the campaign's filing, Axios reported Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) campaign committee received $1.9 million in contributions, all of which came from individual donors and no PACs in the first quarter. This included more than $700,000, which were "unitemized donations or donations that were under $200."

And yet China Mitch and his crew will continue favoring corporations over citizens.

And for some bizarre reason, citizens are continuing to donate to China Mitch.

Posted by: Ace at 12:10 PM




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1 Bold

Posted by: Dark Helmet at April 30, 2021 11:11 AM (Oka5v)

2
Now that he's collected enough, he can stop.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 30, 2021 11:11 AM (mht8P)

3 Friday Bold Day.

Posted by: garrett at April 30, 2021 11:11 AM (1W8Ly)

4 Wow, Hadrian called nood and didn't even call first. I'm impressed.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 30, 2021 11:11 AM (Ez6QX)

5 Bold Boobs

( . ) ( . )

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at April 30, 2021 11:11 AM (ifmtJ)

6 Hola

Posted by: Thanatopsis at beautiful Chancre del Diablo ranch at April 30, 2021 11:12 AM (MhbK0)

7 And Ted, as one who has supported you with words and money....deeds, not words.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at April 30, 2021 11:12 AM (ifmtJ)

8 Now, Cruz should find Beto O'Rourke and beat him down.

Posted by: garrett at April 30, 2021 11:12 AM (1W8Ly)

9 This is going to be another pledge that Republican candidates will make and then find a way around, isn't it?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a Lynchian nightmare at April 30, 2021 11:12 AM (LvTSG)

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at April 30, 2021 11:12 AM (ifmtJ)

11 Cruz is all hat, no cattle.

Posted by: Archer at April 30, 2021 11:12 AM (gmo/4)

12 bold testing

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at April 30, 2021 11:12 AM (ifmtJ)

13 I boldly agree with Ted Cruz!

Posted by: pookysgirl, making a formatting joke that no one will get in 10 minutes at April 30, 2021 11:12 AM (XKZwp)

14 > Now that he's collected enough, he can stop.

2.9 million isn't much in politics.

Posted by: bonhomme at April 30, 2021 11:12 AM (YYlyE)

15
Wow, Hadrian called nood and didn't even call first. I'm impressed.
Posted by: Jordan61

__________

See? I'm not as big a son of a bitch as I look.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 30, 2021 11:13 AM (mht8P)

16 I grow bold
I grow bold
Shall I wear my trousers rolled?

Posted by: Prufrock at April 30, 2021 11:13 AM (1W8Ly)

17 hiya

Posted by: JT at April 30, 2021 11:13 AM (arJlL)

18 My prediction came true as Mark saved the blog!

Posted by: pookysgirl, making a formatting joke that no one will get in 10 minutes at April 30, 2021 11:14 AM (XKZwp)

19 For too long, woke CEOs have been fair-weather friends to the Republican Party: They like us until the left's digital pitchforks come out.
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Why he is astounded at the mercenary behavior of the corrupt? Anyone who buys a politician will buy *any* politician without compunction. He'll gravitate to whoever gives him the best value for money or who's threats are the most severe. He is a solicitor of prostitutes in all respects.

Any politician who sells himself will sell himself to anyone without compunction. He'll gravitate to whoever gives him the best value for money or who is most cowed by his threats. He is a whore in all respects.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 30, 2021 11:14 AM (Jsjd7)

20 Wow, Hadrian called nood and didn't even call first. I'm impressed.
Posted by: Jordan61

__________

See? I'm not as big a son of a bitch as I look.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 30, 2021 11:13 AM (mht8P)

https://youtu.be/x-Bg0jjJhgQ

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at April 30, 2021 11:14 AM (ifmtJ)

21 11 Cruz is all hat, no cattle.
Posted by: Archer at April 30, 2021 11:12 AM (gmo/4)
Can't cram too many longhorns into a Houston luxury High rise

Posted by: CN at April 30, 2021 11:15 AM (ONvIw)

22
He may make missteps, but Cruz is all right in my book. Not like the senior senator from the state.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 30, 2021 11:15 AM (mht8P)

23 19 Any politician who sells himself will sell himself to anyone without compunction. He'll gravitate to whoever gives him the best value for money or who is most cowed by his threats. He is a whore in all respects.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 30, 2021 11:14 AM (Jsjd7)

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"If you can't take their money and screw their women and then vote against them, then you shouldn't be in this business."
-Some great American

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a Lynchian nightmare at April 30, 2021 11:15 AM (LvTSG)

24 Stop, I say! I say, I say, stop.

Posted by: t-bird at April 30, 2021 11:15 AM (1fg6a)

25 9 This is going to be another pledge that Republican candidates will make and then find a way around, isn't it?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a Lynchian nightmare at April 30, 2021 11:12 AM (LvTSG)

Yes

Posted by: Mike Lee (R-Google) at April 30, 2021 11:16 AM (ONvIw)

26 My prediction came true as Mark saved the blog!
Posted by: pookysgirl, making a formatting joke that no one will get in 10 minutes at April 30, 2021 11:14 AM (XKZwp)

Aw shucks, ma'am

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at April 30, 2021 11:16 AM (ifmtJ)

27 Hadrian, thanks for your encouragement on the last thread. I should get out and about here more often. I've just been waiting for my long overdue cardboard membership to arrive in the mail.

Posted by: Angela Lately at April 30, 2021 11:16 AM (7lRMq)

28 For too long, Republicans have allowed the left their
big-business allies to attack our values ship jobs overseas with
no response.


Thanks a lot to all you DC asshoes for destroying my career with NAFTA just because you could.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at April 30, 2021 11:16 AM (HaL55)

29 You betcha

Posted by: Romney (R-Bain) at April 30, 2021 11:16 AM (ONvIw)

30 Bold Boobs

( . ) ( . )
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at April 30, 2021 11:11 AM (ifmtJ)

I support this...

Posted by: Bra at April 30, 2021 11:17 AM (8D42x)

31 And yet China Mitch and his crew will continue favoring corporations over citizens.

And for some bizarre reason, citizens are continuing to donate to China Mitch.





He is a big time RINO.



Posted by: Vic at April 30, 2021 11:17 AM (mpXpK)

32 Lyin' Ted might just be.

Posted by: Roy at April 30, 2021 11:17 AM (H+NHH)

33 Indubitably!

Posted by: Mitch (R-Elaine's shipping company )) at April 30, 2021 11:17 AM (ONvIw)

34 Ted Cruz: Republicans Have Too Long Permitted Corporations to Attack the People. No More.

Oh? We'll just ask the RNC about this!

Posted by: t-bird at April 30, 2021 11:17 AM (SwCv8)

35 31 He is a big time RINO.



Posted by: Vic at April 30, 2021 11:17 AM (mpXpK)

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There's a non-zero chance he'll be out of office within 12 months.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a Lynchian nightmare at April 30, 2021 11:18 AM (LvTSG)

36 Ya gotta start somewhere. I applaud Mr. Cruz. Let's hope there's a bit of follow through.

Posted by: WisRich at April 30, 2021 11:18 AM (G0vdT)

37 At least the donks tell you they're going to ruin your lives

Posted by: CN at April 30, 2021 11:18 AM (ONvIw)

38 Oh, so this is what the kabuki dance we need to "vote harder" for will look like.

Sorry Ted, but Ron in Florida is actually getting stuff done and you sat quietly too often over the last 5 years when action might have done some good, like challenging the election "results."

We ain't cutting you from the team, but you'll never be the starting QB.

Posted by: Bete at April 30, 2021 11:19 AM (Ojki1)

39 I just heard Ted's statement and I'm pretty sure I'll never have an erection again.

Posted by: John Cornyn at April 30, 2021 11:19 AM (sWM8x)

40 Old and busted: Constiuency=citizens who voted for you qnd whom you represent.

Nee hotness: Constituency=dolla dolla billz y'all

Posted by: Flyguy at April 30, 2021 11:19 AM (3sOO0)

41 I'm pretty sure Larry Bird never said shit about buying sneakers.

I'm sorry? What's that? He's talking about Michael Jordan?



"And that's when the fight started, Yer Honer."

Posted by: Sharkman at April 30, 2021 11:19 AM (2SAA7)

42 Shorter Ted Cruz:

The price of Republicans has gone up!

Posted by: t-bird at April 30, 2021 11:19 AM (SwCv8)

43 En boldo!

Posted by: That Guy who shouts "En boldo!" at April 30, 2021 11:19 AM (DMUuz)

44 I'm happy to hear Cruz say this, and i do think he means it. i'm HOPING he continues down this path.

but bloody hell, 2 mil to the turtle? really? what are we, collective not specific to morons, doing giving that shit stain any cash?

but i hope this means ted votes yes, or at least abstains, on ALL those tax increases on corporations the dems want to impose...

Posted by: SturmToddler at April 30, 2021 11:20 AM (8D42x)

45 Trump got no support when it would have done some good. After that, declarations of virtue mean nothing. To be convincing they have to do something active, like stopping the appointment of commies and stopping the increased radicalization of the school systems. You know, walk the walk.

Posted by: Delurk Ergo Sum at April 30, 2021 11:20 AM (YwPJG)

46 In somewhat the same vein:

https://tinyurl.com/43mwxhxu

Look around you: does our marketplace of ideas resemble anything like that promised by the bewigged liberals of the late-18th and 19th centuries? Does truth prevail over its cacophony of nonsense? Set aside the teaching of Genesis, whatever happened to the basic teachings of biology and genetics about the immutability of sex? (Don't ask Richard Dawkins, just cancelled by the American Humanist Association for daring to question gender ideology.)

Look around you: do today's eye--watering wealth and power inequalities suggest that liberalism has done away with social hierarchies? Or has it rather empowered an especially selfish class of owners and managers, their rapaciousness made all the more galling by their woke and 'meritocratic' pretensions?

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at April 30, 2021 11:21 AM (jOcSX)

47 >>> As America's greatest basketball player observed years ago, Republicans buy sneakers, too.

I like the subtle dig at Lebron James.

Posted by: fluffy at April 30, 2021 11:21 AM (hZedq)

48 45: unpossible, they're completely invested in way too clever posturing

Posted by: CN at April 30, 2021 11:22 AM (ONvIw)

49 I don't hate Cruz. I didn't like him in 16 as compared to Trump, but I don't think he's despicable. He strikes me as a bit slick, but most politicians do.

Here's what I don't know, thinking of 2024. Assuming that is possible to get a Republican president elected, there's no point to a good person holding that office. Trump demonstrated that you can get some done, but nothing that involves the cooperation of either house of the legislature, the military, the agencies or any facet of the professional state. It's a false prize and you'll be destroyed for the effort of winning it.

So given that, whoever is in the big chair who isn't a deep state establishmentarian will by stymied. The best case scenario for that office is to hold back the worst excesses while toeing the line and avoiding reform. So where is Cruz more valuable? As a senator or as a line-holder in the Oval (if he can even get there, which is doubtful)? I don't know. I suspect it might be an irrelevant question, and the best case isn't enough better than the worst case to justify playing at all.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 30, 2021 11:22 AM (Jsjd7)

50 And we, the consumers, can help by refusing to purchase their crap. I've made a concerted effort to buy things that ARE NOT MADE IN CHINA. no coke. No gillette. No oreos. If even a small percentage of folks did that, we would be heard.

But no. Keep buying your crap
From Walmart and Amazon.

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 30, 2021 11:22 AM (W2Pud)

51 I've heard it all before...bs then...bs now.

Posted by: BignJames at April 30, 2021 11:22 AM (AwYPR)

52 God, this dunderhead. My kingdom for someone with a spine and some real leadership.

Posted by: ... at April 30, 2021 11:23 AM (TuP61)

53 I think for many years we thought that big business liked us. It wasn't until recently that we found out they actually hate us and are run by a bunch of woke cowards.

Posted by: redridinghood at April 30, 2021 11:23 AM (NpAcC)

54 31 And yet China Mitch and his crew will continue favoring corporations over citizens.

And for some bizarre reason, citizens are continuing to donate to China Mitch.

He is a big time RINO.

Posted by: Vic at April 30, 2021 11:17 AM (mpXpK)

At some point we need to recognize this Mitch what the Republican brand is, and those of us expecting anything different are the RINOs. And since we don't, we are the marks as well.

Posted by: Bete at April 30, 2021 11:23 AM (Ojki1)

55 Who's the dorky-looking blond guy? That's not Cruz.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 30, 2021 11:23 AM (/XOcP)

56 I'd like to know how I can donate cash to a candidate. My company requires disclosure of all political donations due to "pay to play" laws or some such. The hell if am I am going to disclose conservative donations to HR or who ever. I don't know who has access to that info and how it could be used against me. Who's to say I won't be some kind of target. The office that handles disclosures is in Boston...so uh yeah...theres better than 0 chance thst info won't get passed around.

Posted by: Mishdog at April 30, 2021 11:23 AM (cqAUI)

57 I like the subtle dig at Lebron James.
Posted by: fluffy at April 30, 2021 11:21 AM (hZedq)


Ted knows how to wield the shiv. Now say something about the 1/6 political prisoners dammit.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at April 30, 2021 11:23 AM (y7DUB)

58 And yet China Mitch and his crew will continue favoring corporations over citizens.

And for some bizarre reason, citizens are continuing to donate to China Mitch.




Thanks a lot.

Now I have to go binge-watch The Delicious Dana Delany in China Beach, listen to The Doobie Brothers' China Grove, Enya's China Roses, the Scorpions' China White, and NOT China Girl by Bowie. I hate that song.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 30, 2021 11:23 AM (2SAA7)

59 Top marginal tax rate of 80% on anyone making more than $10M a year would be nice as well. Make Silicon Valley, Hollywood and Wall St pay through the fucking nose. and I dont give a fuck if that means my Netflix subscription goes up $1.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 30, 2021 11:23 AM (2cNPO)

60 That'll be the day....

Posted by: Ethan Edwards at April 30, 2021 11:24 AM (7hzzD)

61 53: they're pretty bold about their hatreds and wokeness, actually.

Posted by: CN at April 30, 2021 11:24 AM (ONvIw)

62 There's a non-zero chance he'll be out of office within 12 months.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a Lynchian nightmare at April 30, 2021 11:18 AM (LvTSG)

Good thing he can take all his money with him and buy his way into the next life...

Ah, Mitch, you didn't even gain the presidency when you sold your soul. But I guess long term Senator might be more lucrative.

Posted by: Bete at April 30, 2021 11:25 AM (Ojki1)

63 > Sorry Ted, but Ron in Florida is actually getting stuff done

Err... Governor. Senator. Not the same thing.

Senators get one vote out of a hundred. That's it. Governors are the chief executive officer of a state. They can do many things, up to and including calling out the militia.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 30, 2021 11:25 AM (JZT2F)

64 No Ace, I think that this is a desperate plea for money from the rubes, because more corporations are becoming woke and not giving to people like Cruz.

It's a grift.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 30, 2021 11:25 AM (Q9lwr)

65 Trump made another huge strategic mistake by not starting a third party.

The repubs love ass-raping us every chance they get.

Posted by: Justsayin' at April 30, 2021 11:25 AM (Fs5vw)

66 Can someone point to me where Cruz talked about the 6 Jan political prisoners on the Senate floor? Or even off of the Senate floor?

Or are these political prisoners just languishing without one fucking Republican stepping up to condemn this fascism?

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at April 30, 2021 11:25 AM (DXFDM)

67 Top marginal tax rate of 80% on anyone making more than $10M a year would be nice as well.

On anybody that it is enforced upon. Book deals will become tax-deductible.

Posted by: t-bird at April 30, 2021 11:25 AM (8DRUP)

68 Ted knows how to wield the shiv. Now say something about the 1/6 political prisoners dammit.
Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at April 30, 2021 11:23 AM (y7DUB)

...

It's not like the GOP are lining up to visit them in prison.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 30, 2021 11:25 AM (ohOLP)

69 64 No Ace, I think that this is a desperate plea for money from the rubes, because more corporations are becoming woke and not giving to people like Cruz.

It's a grift.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 30, 2021 11:25 AM (Q9lwr)

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If that's the case, then it's a good sign that fewer Republicans are being bought by corporations.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a Lynchian nightmare at April 30, 2021 11:25 AM (LvTSG)

70 In a kingdom full of dead fish the snail resembles a hare.

-Stuff Confucius May Have Said

Posted by: ... at April 30, 2021 11:26 AM (TuP61)

71 Put me down for "Bitch McConeHead has decided to retire and is collecting as much graft as he can before he leaves".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 30, 2021 11:26 AM (JZT2F)

72 >It's a grift.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 30, 2021 11:25 AM (Q9lwr)

Give that man a Kewpie doll!

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at April 30, 2021 11:26 AM (DXFDM)

73 It's a grift.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 30, 2021 11:25 AM (Q9lwr)

Yes, it is.

Teh Ted finds out that nobody likes a traitor. McConnell was true to his corporate masters.

Posted by: CN at April 30, 2021 11:26 AM (ONvIw)

74 > Top marginal tax rate of 80% on anyone making more than $10M a year would be nice as well. Make Silicon Valley, Hollywood and Wall St pay through the fucking nose.

You think they would actually wind up paying those rates?


Oh, you sweet summer child.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 30, 2021 11:27 AM (JZT2F)

75 Corporations are some of the biggest supporters of destructive left wing policies. They are forcing employees to take clearly racist courses disguised as "diversity". They are hiring and promoting people purely based on race, when more qualified people exist. They are pushing destructive left wing policies that destroy our kids education, hurt our schools, pry into our private lives and healthcare, increase our taxes and undermine our elections. They are nothing more than political activist and I am done finding their exploits. I've successfully eliminated them from my life. Remind me- why do I need their products? I don't and maybe we should start bringing shareholder lawsuits (which Republicans have been protecting them from) for SEC violations. Because none of this adds to the financial well being of the company. It actually financially hurts it and dilutes shareholder value. That's demonstrably provable in court.

Posted by: Marcus T at April 30, 2021 11:27 AM (h2OUV)

76 Have they removed the noose from "Clue" board game yet?

Posted by: Actually Inside the Beltway at April 30, 2021 11:27 AM (fMhOl)

77 No Ace, I think that this is a desperate plea for money from the rubes, because more corporations are becoming woke and not giving to people like Cruz.

It's a grift.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 30, 2021 11:25 AM (Q9lwr)

More than plausible.

Posted by: ... at April 30, 2021 11:27 AM (TuP61)

78 Too many Republicans are not aware of skullduggery committed by Mitch the Bitch. ie thad cochran

Posted by: Braenyard at April 30, 2021 11:27 AM (SWrii)

79 69 64 No Ace, I think that this is a desperate plea for money from the rubes, because more corporations are becoming woke and not giving to people like Cruz.

It's a grift.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 30, 2021 11:25 AM (Q9lwr)

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If that's the case, then it's a good sign that fewer Republicans are being bought by corporations.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a Lynchian nightmare at April 30, 2021 11:25 AM (LvTSG)

...

Or a spin when they know the media will notice their receipts are down. "I left you, you didn't leave me" - get the notice out before the story breaks.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 30, 2021 11:27 AM (ohOLP)

80 Or are these political prisoners just languishing without one fucking Republican stepping up to condemn this fascism?
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Lieawatha and Turdbin are the only ones I've heard from about this. Not a good look for the GOP.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at April 30, 2021 11:27 AM (sWM8x)

81 > Trump made another huge strategic mistake by not starting a third party.

There's still plenty of time for that.

Trump moves at Trump speed, not traditional politics speed.

I'll bet he could have a fully-functional national organization up and running within a month.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 30, 2021 11:28 AM (JZT2F)

82 >>This included more than $700,000, which were "unitemized donations or donations that were under $200."


I'm so cynical I would guess that some of that is foreign money laundered through Win Red (or some other donation platform) that doesn't require personal data for under a certain amount + paid via Visa/Amex gift card.

That's how Share Blue/Act Blue launders money for Democrats, right?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2021 11:28 AM (bDqIh)

83 37 At least the donks tell you they're going to ruin your lives
Posted by: CN at April 30, 2021 11:18 AM (ONvIw)

Well, they say they are going to ruin people on the rights and the lives of the rich.

And then the middle class what votes for them is shocked when their standard of living drops when Donks are in power, because they are stupid and never learn from the past.

Posted by: Bete at April 30, 2021 11:28 AM (Ojki1)

84 In semi-related news: I have been drinking Ale8(1) a bit lately. After Coke decided to develop stupidity, then Mtn Dew decided to give an endorsement deal to a fascist retard, my soda drinking choices became somewhat limited. I wanted to stay away from Sucralose (splenda) if at all possible- which narrowed my options even further.

Ale8(1) is locally made. It is much less sweet than Coke or Mtn Dew (which does not take much.) It does not taste bad. I just cannot decide whether I like it or not.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 30, 2021 11:28 AM (lmikk)

85 It's not like the GOP are lining up to visit them in prison.
Posted by: TexasDan at April 30, 2021 11:25 AM (ohOLP)

The 2024 GOP presidential race began on 1/6 with Pence and Cruz seeing who could be stabbiest toward the base's backs. They can rot in hell

Posted by: CN at April 30, 2021 11:29 AM (ONvIw)

86 Well, I like what Cruz is doing, but I can't read his WSJ piece because I canceled THEM.

Posted by: JM in Florida at April 30, 2021 11:29 AM (HCeRP)

87 Make Silicon Valley, Hollywood and Wall St pay through the fucking nose.

Wouldn't you know it... No profits yet!

Posted by: Hollywood Accounting at April 30, 2021 11:29 AM (8DRUP)

88 It's not like the GOP are lining up to visit them in prison.
Posted by: TexasDan at April 30, 2021 11:25 AM (ohOLP)


Even Trump seems willing to let them rot. Maybe in his case his attorneys have strongly suggested he not say anything but it still hasn't been his finest moment.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at April 30, 2021 11:29 AM (y7DUB)

89 50 And we, the consumers, can help by refusing to purchase their crap. I've made a concerted effort to buy things that ARE NOT MADE IN CHINA. no coke.
Posted by: nurse ratched at April 30, 2021 11:22 AM (W2Pud)

More for me!

Posted by: Hunter Biden at April 30, 2021 11:29 AM (Ojki1)

90 Man, can some people hold grudges.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 30, 2021 11:29 AM (SWrii)

91 >I'll bet he could have a fully-functional national organization up and running within a month.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 30, 2021 11:28 AM (JZT2F)

The Rudy raid tells me that Trump will be lucky to not be in a prison cell in 6 months.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at April 30, 2021 11:29 AM (DXFDM)

92 According to the campaign's filing, Axios reported Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) campaign committee received $1.9 million in contributions, all of which came from individual donors and no PACs in the first quarter. This included more than $700,000, which were "unitemized donations or donations that were under $200."

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If I found a penny in a muck-filled sewer, I wouldn't even give that to Mitch McConnell's campaign committee.

Nonetheless, I like Ted. I've always liked Ted. I voted for Ted in the primaries back in the day. I'd vote for him again, despite the harsh critique he gets about his unlikeable personality. He's good on enough things that he has my support.

Posted by: Lady in Black at April 30, 2021 11:29 AM (O+I8R)

93 > I'm pretty sure Larry Bird never said shit about buying sneakers.


Chuck Taylor did, though.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 30, 2021 11:29 AM (JZT2F)

94 Do we need to remind folks of the words of Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez?

Ted talks.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at April 30, 2021 11:30 AM (2goRJ)

95 59 Top marginal tax rate of 80% on anyone making more than $10M a year would be nice as well. Make Silicon Valley, Hollywood and Wall St pay through the fucking nose. and I dont give a fuck if that means my Netflix subscription goes up $1.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 30, 2021 11:23 AM (2cNPO)

Probably wouldn't effect Wall Street or Silicon Valley. Only celebrities get paid in regular income.

Posted by: Someguy's phone at April 30, 2021 11:30 AM (z5Vrg)

96 > The Rudy raid tells me that Trump will be lucky to not be in a prison cell in 6 months.

Note that a) Rudy isn't in jail and b) Trump doesn't live in New York any more.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 30, 2021 11:30 AM (JZT2F)

97 For all of you trashing Ted, I suggest it might be worth withholding the condemnation until we see if he's serious (and of course other GOP politicians). Cynicism is fun, but ultimately counterproductive.
Would you be happier if he'd said nothing?

Posted by: pep at April 30, 2021 11:30 AM (v16oJ)

98 It seems we need to look at Sen. Cruz's campaign finances.

Posted by: Federal Election Commission at April 30, 2021 11:31 AM (HCeRP)

99 on The Game Of Life, they put in a new square. Knife fight.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at April 30, 2021 11:31 AM (EFCBR)

100 Would you be happier if he'd said nothing?
Posted by: pep at April 30, 2021 11:30 AM (v16oJ)

I'd be happy if I saw he was refusing these donations, but until they're actually offered and turned away, it's a sleazy con.

Posted by: CN at April 30, 2021 11:31 AM (ONvIw)

101 A start I guess.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at April 30, 2021 11:31 AM (qpxxE)

102 89 50 And we, the consumers, can help by refusing to purchase their crap. I've made a concerted effort to buy things that ARE NOT MADE IN CHINA. no coke.
Posted by: nurse ratched at April 30, 2021 11:22 AM (W2Pud)
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And it's working.

My locally owned Dollar type Store has more and more products Not From China. Products are from other third world countries and Canada more and more.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 30, 2021 11:32 AM (SWrii)

103 Meanwhile in France, a bunch of retired and active duty generals wrote a letter saying to Macron hey you need to get your shit together or a civil war is coming. And, umm, we fight on the side of France.

And apparently a majority of French citizens agree with this letter.

What happens if the balloon goes up in France?

Posted by: blaster at April 30, 2021 11:32 AM (ZfRYq)

104 This Cruz gesture has the scent of sour grapes on it.

Posted by: CN at April 30, 2021 11:32 AM (ONvIw)

105 This time, we won't look the other way on Coca-Cola's $12 billion in
back taxes owed. This time, when Major League Baseball lobbies to
preserve its multibillion-dollar antitrust exception, we'll say no thank
you. This time, when Boeing asks for billions in corporate welfare,
we'll simply let the Export-Import Bank expire.
====================================

Build the dang wall

Posted by: Huck Follywood at April 30, 2021 11:32 AM (etvYi)

106 It seems we need to look at Sen. Cruz's campaign finances -- FEC

Hey, don't forget our need to investigate.

Posted by: The IRS at April 30, 2021 11:32 AM (HCeRP)

107 >Even Trump seems willing to let them rot. Maybe in his case his attorneys have strongly suggested he not say anything but it still hasn't been his finest moment.
Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at April 30, 2021 11:29 AM (y7DUB)

Yup. Yuge disappointment, considering he was the impetus for the gathering on January 6. I've moved on from Trump. Besides, as I said a few posts ago, I'm not pinning my hopes on a guy likely to be in prison soon.

Steiner isn't coming. There will be no deus ex machina. Hunker down and look after you and yours the best you can.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at April 30, 2021 11:32 AM (DXFDM)

108 It's 3am, Mr. Cruz. We'll need to see all your electronic devices.

Posted by: The DOJ at April 30, 2021 11:32 AM (8DRUP)

109 It's a grift, probably, but he's going in the right direction.

Maybe I'll believe he's sincere when he goes scorched earth on corporations, not just simply not taking their calls. That's passive, Ted, in a time when we require active. Do something.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2021 11:32 AM (bDqIh)

110
So given that, whoever is in the big chair who isn't a deep state establishmentarian will by stymied. The best case scenario for that office is to hold back the worst excesses while toeing the line and avoiding reform. So where is Cruz more valuable? As a senator or as a line-holder in the Oval (if he can even get there, which is doubtful)? I don't know. I suspect it might be an irrelevant question, and the best case isn't enough better than the worst case to justify playing at all.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 30, 2021 11:22 AM (Jsjd7)

Well stated. And sad.


Trump fought them all but the next person not elected by Dominion CAN fight the bureaucracy. Trump would be perfect but whoever makes it in can use Reductio-In-Froce rules to take on the bureaucracy in a meaningful way.
Bureaucrats will go from open resistance and sedition to worrying about paying their mortgages and cars etc as offices are downsized and eliminated.

They are not voting for you anyway.
They are overpaid entitled leeches on their best day.
Go on offense!

Posted by: Voter theater. at April 30, 2021 11:32 AM (tzRl/)

111 Too many Republicans are not aware of skullduggery committed by Mitch the Bitch. ie thad cochran
Posted by: Braenyard at April 30, 2021 11:27 AM (SWrii)


That was the most underhanded thing that piece of shit ever did, particularly because Cochran was already a sub Puddin level gibbering idiot.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at April 30, 2021 11:33 AM (y7DUB)

112 >>on The Game Of Life, they put in a new square. Knife fight.


I don't recall a lot of Diversity in my older sister's copy of Dream Date.

Posted by: garrett at April 30, 2021 11:33 AM (1W8Ly)

113 >>> Ale8(1) is locally made. It is much less sweet than Coke or Mtn Dew (which does not take much.) It does not taste bad. I just cannot decide whether I like it or not.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 30, 2021 11:28 AM (lmikk)


There's a sort of local soda that's very popular called Cheerwine. I personally can't stand it. It's overly sweet and tastes like bubblegum. I've only tried it once because of that. But it's all owned and operated out of NC.

Posted by: banana Dream at April 30, 2021 11:33 AM (Mlkm4)

114 The Pacs are just going to give that money to someone else.

Posted by: f'd at April 30, 2021 11:33 AM (Tnijr)

115 Note that a) Rudy isn't in jail and b) Trump doesn't live in New York any more.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 30, 2021 11:30 AM (JZT2F)


The FBI isn't limited to just New York.

Posted by: blaster at April 30, 2021 11:33 AM (ZfRYq)

116 I'd like to know how I can donate cash to a candidate. My company requires disclosure of all political donations due to "pay to play" laws or some such. The hell if am I am going to disclose conservative donations to HR or who ever. I don't know who has access to that info and how it could be used against me. Who's to say I won't be some kind of target. The office that handles disclosures is in Boston...so uh yeah...theres better than 0 chance thst info won't get passed around.
Posted by: Mishdog at April 30, 2021 11:23 AM (cqAUI)

wife? girlfriend? both?

or get a visa gift card and use doodad pro.

it worked for obawma...

Posted by: SturmToddler at April 30, 2021 11:33 AM (8D42x)

117
A nice heavy excise tax on all movie and concert tickets, rentals, streaming services, etc.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 30, 2021 11:33 AM (mht8P)

118 I'd be happy if I saw he was refusing these donations, but until they're actually offered and turned away, it's a sleazy con.
You can be sure they won't be offered now, because what corporation wants the humiliation of having their money rejected, not to mention he's made it very clear what he thinks of them.

Posted by: pep at April 30, 2021 11:34 AM (v16oJ)

119 This time, we won't look the other way on Coca-Cola's $12 billion in back taxes owed.

Are you saying you did before? Not a winning play, Ted.

Posted by: t-bird at April 30, 2021 11:34 AM (9Fwwf)

120 Good for Ted! Long overdue.

We can play hardball too.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 30, 2021 11:34 AM (YqDXo)

121 Now I have to go binge-watch The Delicious Dana Delany in China Beach, listen to The Doobie Brothers' China Grove, Enya's China Roses, the Scorpions' China White, and NOT China Girl by Bowie. I hate that song.
Posted by: Sharkman at April 30, 2021 11:23 AM (2SAA7)

it was a god awful movie, but her in east of eden, i think it was, was very, very bunk worthy.

Posted by: SturmToddler at April 30, 2021 11:34 AM (8D42x)

122 "The 2024 GOP presidential race began on 1/6 with Pence and Cruz seeing who could be stabbiest toward the base's backs. They can rot in hell
Posted by: CN at April 30, 2021 11:29 AM (ONvIw)"

Really? You want to cite or point out exactly how Cruz did that? Because last I checked Cruz and Hawley were being called on to resign because of what they said about the election abnormalities. I. Fact , Cruz had to hire extra security nexus's of all the threats he received.

Maybe you want to troll and peddle your bullshit somewhere else.

Posted by: Marcus T at April 30, 2021 11:34 AM (h2OUV)

123 103 Meanwhile in France, a bunch of retired and active duty generals wrote a letter saying to Macron hey you need to get your shit together or a civil war is coming. And, umm, we fight on the side of France.

And apparently a majority of French citizens agree with this letter.

What happens if the balloon goes up in France?
Posted by: blaster at April 30, 2021 11:32 AM (ZfRYq)

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Blood in the streets.

It's a tradition.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a Lynchian nightmare at April 30, 2021 11:34 AM (LvTSG)

124 75 They are hiring and promoting people purely based on race, when more qualified people exist.
Posted by: Marcus T at April 30, 2021 11:27 AM (h2OUV)

Literally happened to me. Was told the person who they hired for a job I applied for got the job because she also brought "diversity" that is lacking where I work.

I do note of course that diversity isn't important enough for any of the leaders what made that decision to resign their job and let a more diverse candidate take it.

Posted by: Bete at April 30, 2021 11:35 AM (Ojki1)

125 121. Tell me again why MUMR is banned?

Posted by: CN at April 30, 2021 11:35 AM (ONvIw)

126 > I don't recall a lot of Diversity in my older sister's copy of Dream Date.


Hey, the Dud was diverse.

Wait, I think that was "Mystery Date", not "Dream Date".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 30, 2021 11:35 AM (JZT2F)

127 95 59 Top marginal tax rate of 80% on anyone making more than $10M a year would be nice as well. Make Silicon Valley, Hollywood and Wall St pay through the fucking nose. and I dont give a fuck if that means my Netflix subscription goes up $1.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 30, 2021 11:23 AM (2cNPO)


That's just it. The corporations won't be paying the extra tax. You will.

Posted by: Justsayin' at April 30, 2021 11:35 AM (Fs5vw)

128 Ted, you and your worthless Republicans are not in charge of anything. The PAC money is not being offered. Nice of you to now not want it. Blame all your issues on your fellow worthless Republicans. Drop out of the GOP and you will get my attention and support.

Posted by: Bang-a-gong at April 30, 2021 11:35 AM (Qc+Wp)

129 > >The Rudy raid tells me that Trump will be lucky to not be in a prison cell in 6 months.

>>Note that a) Rudy isn't in jail and b) Trump doesn't live in New York any more.


There's that EO Biden just signed authorizing the freezing of all assets for people believed to be collaborating with Russia. Not convicted, just under investigation. Let's see if Trump - and his family's - assets are not frozen in the next 6 months or so.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2021 11:35 AM (bDqIh)

130 >>>Nonetheless, I like Ted. I've always liked Ted. I voted for Ted in the primaries back in the day. I'd vote for him again, despite the harsh critique he gets about his unlikeable personality. He's good on enough things that he has my support.
Posted by: Lady in Black at April 30, 2021 11:29 AM (O+I8R)
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He supported Trump better than any other senator throughout his presidency and get no love.
Shame.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 30, 2021 11:35 AM (SWrii)

131 "If you can't take their money and screw their women and then vote against them, then you shouldn't be in this business."
-Some great American
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a Lynchian nightmare at April 30, 2021 11:15 AM (LvTSG)


Jesse Unruh.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 30, 2021 11:36 AM (YqDXo)

132 Ted for president? Meh. Supreme Court though.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at April 30, 2021 11:36 AM (ptqGC)

133 Bet he still takes that sweet sweet foreign money and billionaire money tho.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at April 30, 2021 11:36 AM (hOSix)

134 What happens if the balloon goes up in France?
Posted by: blaster at April 30, 2021 11:32 AM (ZfRYq)

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The price of foie gras will double?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 30, 2021 11:36 AM (kTF2Z)

135 >>And apparently a majority of French citizens agree with this letter.



And that has got to be the reason Macron is concerned.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2021 11:36 AM (bDqIh)

136 Oh cute, children are playing Cowboys and CocaColas.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at April 30, 2021 11:36 AM (EFCBR)

137 I understand being fooled by some of these previous GOPe - almost everyone was - but letting someone like Cruz fool you at this point is just bending over and spreading wide.

Cruz had TOLD YOU what he is. Repeatedly.

And in between he "fights". IOW the GOPiest of GOPe.

Posted by: ... at April 30, 2021 11:36 AM (TuP61)

138 Chamber of Commerce called, and Ted replied "How high?"

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Important article about what's coming at April 30, 2021 11:36 AM (44/1o)

139 > Blood in the streets.

No one does large scale internecine ultraviolence like the French. No one. Hutus and Tutsis could take lessons from them.

They're cowardly little shits most of the time, but when they do get their murder faces on, it's...impressive.




Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 30, 2021 11:36 AM (JZT2F)

140 I like Ted too, and went with him in the primary. Let's hope, by example, he puts some steel in the spine of other GOP senators.

Posted by: The IRS at April 30, 2021 11:36 AM (HCeRP)

141 You know, I'd like this a lot better if Cruz had done it by setting something on fire.

Take Coke's money, then very publicly use it to fund through your campaign a target ad opposing Coke's political shenanigans. Use it to set up a conservative political foundation to attack them. Piss them off with it and laugh the whole time.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 30, 2021 11:36 AM (ohOLP)

142 87

I mean personal income tax. $20M to star in a movie is obscene. As Obama said at some point you have enough money. Above $10M a year the IRS gets 80%. Fuck you war.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 30, 2021 11:37 AM (2cNPO)

143 seems we need to look at Sen. Cruz's campaign finances -- FEC

Hey, don't forget our need to investigate.
Posted by: The IRS at April 30, 2021 11:32 AM (HCeRP)

On it.

Posted by: USPS at April 30, 2021 11:37 AM (os3HJ)

144 >>What happens if the balloon goes up in France?


The French will surrender.

Posted by: garrett at April 30, 2021 11:37 AM (1W8Ly)

145 >>>There's that EO Biden just signed authorizing the freezing of all assets for people believed to be collaborating with Russia. Not convicted, just under investigation. Let's see if Trump - and his family's - assets are not frozen in the next 6 months or so.
Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2021 11:35 AM (bDqIh)
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That would garner them much negative attention; even ire.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 30, 2021 11:37 AM (SWrii)

146
If that's the case, then it's a good sign that fewer Republicans are being bought by corporations.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a Lynchian nightmare at April 30, 2021 11:25 AM (LvTSG)

...

Or a spin when they know the media will notice their receipts are down. "I left you, you didn't leave me" - get the notice out before the story breaks.
Posted by: TexasDan at April 30, 2021 11:27 AM (ohOLP)

Or just "We'll have one rep make a public case and let the rubes think they represent what we would do with power this time. Here is the football, let us hold it again and you can totally kick it" while none of the rest have to try to sell the con.

Posted by: Bete at April 30, 2021 11:37 AM (Ojki1)

147 That's just it. The corporations won't be paying the extra tax. You will.
Posted by: Justsayin' at April 30, 2021 11:35 AM (Fs5vw)


Now let's not confuse matters by citing Econ 101.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 30, 2021 11:37 AM (YqDXo)

148
What happens if the balloon goes up in France?
Posted by: blaster at April 30, 2021 11:32 AM (ZfRYq)

___________

Fewer depressing movies?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 30, 2021 11:37 AM (mht8P)

149 A friend of ours wrote to Trump and asked him to support DeSantis for president, and run for FL governor. Heh.

A DeSantis/Cruz ticket might be interesting.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at April 30, 2021 11:37 AM (ptqGC)

150 > Cruz had TOLD YOU what he is. Repeatedly.


A guy who actually believes in the Constitution of the United States?

I'm not seeing that as a bad thing, personally.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 30, 2021 11:37 AM (JZT2F)

151 >Blood in the streets.

It's a tradition.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a Lynchian nightmare at April 30, 2021 11:34 AM (LvTSG)

The tumbrils rolling and Mme. Guillotine being brought out of retirement doesn't seem so far fetched in 2021, does it?

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at April 30, 2021 11:37 AM (DXFDM)

152 >>What happens if the balloon goes up in France?


!

Posted by: Zombie Marcel Marceau at April 30, 2021 11:38 AM (1W8Ly)

153 Tell me again why MUMR is banned?
Posted by: CN at April 30, 2021 11:35 AM (ONvIw

He went mental and wouldn't stop.

Posted by: ... at April 30, 2021 11:38 AM (TuP61)

154 140 > Blood in the streets.

No one does large scale internecine ultraviolence like the French. No one. Hutus and Tutsis could take lessons from them.

They're cowardly little shits most of the time, but when they do get their murder faces on, it's...impressive.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 30, 2021 11:36 AM (JZT2F)

=========

Add in the Islamic portion of the population, and you've got some sporty times ahead.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a Lynchian nightmare at April 30, 2021 11:38 AM (LvTSG)

155 I love Cuba.

Posted by: LeBra James at April 30, 2021 11:38 AM (W4eKo)

156 >>> I'd like to know how I can donate cash to a candidate. My company requires disclosure of all political donations due to "pay to play" laws or some such. The hell if am I am going to disclose conservative donations to HR or who ever. I don't know who has access to that info and how it could be used against me. Who's to say I won't be some kind of target. The office that handles disclosures is in Boston...so uh yeah...theres better than 0 chance thst info won't get passed around.
Posted by: Mishdog at April 30, 2021 11:23 AM (cqAUI)



Start up a multi-national terrorist front-group like Buy Large Mansions and then have a large portion of the money sent to them actually funneled to the politicians of your choice. It's possible, however, that this might only work for leftists.

Posted by: banana Dream at April 30, 2021 11:38 AM (Mlkm4)

157 The price of foie gras will double?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 30, 2021 11:36 AM (kTF2Z)

They wish. America and Israel produce a lot of foie gras!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 30, 2021 11:38 AM (Q9lwr)

158 No one does large scale internecine ultraviolence like the French. No one. Hutus and Tutsis could take lessons from them.

They're cowardly little shits most of the time, but when they do get their murder faces on, it's...impressive.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 30, 2021 11:36 AM (JZT2F)


See, e.g., Algeria. Whoo boy.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 30, 2021 11:38 AM (YqDXo)

159 Lol. The MUMR comments.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at April 30, 2021 11:38 AM (ptqGC)

160 Just remember, the dems really aren't against corporations. As they fight to allow their richest constituents to claim more on local property taxes, it's pretty apparent that if Coke came calling for a tax break, the dems would ask how much they'd like.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at April 30, 2021 11:38 AM (KbCG3)

161 Cruz had TOLD YOU what he is. Repeatedly.

And in between he "fights". IOW the GOPiest of GOPe.

**

The moment that did it for me was when he blamed the Americans who filed for and received permits to march in Charlottesville as the ones responsible for the violence against them.

Yes they're idiots, and yes they have distasteful views, but that would've been such a fantastic opportunity to explain the 1st Amendment and how Americans are free to be stupid.

But no, instead it was their fault and they should be ashamed that people attacked them.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Important article about what's coming at April 30, 2021 11:39 AM (44/1o)

162 149 That's just it. The corporations won't be paying the extra tax. You will.
Posted by: Justsayin' at April 30, 2021 11:35 AM (Fs5vw)

Now let's not confuse matters by citing Econ 101.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 30, 2021 11:37 AM (YqDXo)

=========

Well, only if we are buying goods from corporations. We could start buying food from local sources like leftists told us to do exclusively in years past.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a Lynchian nightmare at April 30, 2021 11:39 AM (LvTSG)

163 No one does large scale internecine ultraviolence like the French. No one.

***

They get all oui-ouid up.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Important article about what's coming at April 30, 2021 11:39 AM (44/1o)

164 >>>The French will surrender.
Posted by: garrett at April 30, 2021 11:37 AM (1W8Ly)
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To whom?

Posted by: Braenyard at April 30, 2021 11:39 AM (SWrii)

165 154 The tumbrils rolling and Mme. Guillotine being brought out of retirement doesn't seem so far fetched in 2021, does it?
Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at April 30, 2021 11:37 AM (DXFDM)

========

The last execution by guillotine in France was in 1977.

Really not that long ago.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a Lynchian nightmare at April 30, 2021 11:39 AM (LvTSG)

166 What happens if the balloon goes up in France?

We make shitloads!

Posted by: The Brothers Montgolfier at April 30, 2021 11:40 AM (h5TKJ)

167 They wish. America and Israel produce a lot of foie gras!
What are we, chopped liver?

Posted by: China and Canada at April 30, 2021 11:40 AM (v16oJ)

168 >>Add in the Islamic portion of the population, and you've got some sporty times ahead.


Yeah - there's already blood in the streets. Isn't Marsailles like it's own no-go zone it has so many refugees?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2021 11:40 AM (bDqIh)

169 https://mobile.twitter.com/NotAlexSheppard/
status/1387824604648034305

The FBI told The Lincoln Project they were going to raid Rudy's house.
Replying to
@NotAlexSheppard
The Lincoln Project is made up of pedophiles like Joe Biden.
The FBI also brought CNN to General Michael Flynn's arrest.
Follow me here and join the Telegram if you haven't yet.
The Gestapo is exposing itself

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at April 30, 2021 11:40 AM (Rg59Y)

170 >>We could start buying food from local sources like leftists told us to do exclusively in years past.


You try buying milk directly from a dairy and someone involved will get to see the FDA SWAT Team.

Posted by: garrett at April 30, 2021 11:40 AM (1W8Ly)

171 Tell me again why MUMR is banned?

Posted by: CN at April 30, 2021 11:35 AM (ONvIw)

He's not banned. Do you not enjoy his amusing, if chaotic comments?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 30, 2021 11:40 AM (Q9lwr)

172 The cynical(realistic) explanation is corps have stopped donating to Cruz, so he theatrically says he's siding with the people against the corps.

Posted by: davidt at April 30, 2021 11:40 AM (pnSY9)

173 I'd like to know how I can donate cash to a candidate. My company requires disclosure of all political donations due to "pay to play" laws or some such. The hell if am I am going to disclose conservative donations to HR or who ever. I don't know who has access to that info and how it could be used against me. Who's to say I won't be some kind of target. The office that handles disclosures is in Boston...so uh yeah...theres better than 0 chance thst info won't get passed around.
Posted by: Mishdog at April 30, 2021 11:23 AM (cqAUI)


That's why they have the policy.

Just like colleges and universities now requiring facult and grad school applicants to write an essay on what they've done or will do to promote perversion. It effectively screens out anyone with his head out of his ass.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 30, 2021 11:40 AM (YqDXo)

174 Why does Biden keep getting caught on a live mic saying, "I'm in trouble"?

He was frantic looking for his mask in Duluth, GA yesterday. What do they do to the old husk when he's back in the basement?

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at April 30, 2021 11:40 AM (ptqGC)

175 123: Cruz called Trump's 1/6 speech "reckless and irresponsible". That is a shiv

Posted by: CN at April 30, 2021 11:40 AM (ONvIw)

176 150
What happens if the balloon goes up in France?
Posted by: blaster at April 30, 2021 11:32 AM (ZfRYq)

Jerry Lewis movie telethon hardest hit.

Posted by: Beartooth at April 30, 2021 11:41 AM (os3HJ)

177 >>The FBI told The Lincoln Project they were going to raid Rudy's house.


Probably just wanted to make sure they had enough little boys on hand, to fuck during the celebration.

Posted by: garrett at April 30, 2021 11:41 AM (1W8Ly)

178 Florida Passes New Elections Bill Adding Restrictions to Vote-by-Mail and Ballot Drop Boxes.
This is outrageous. Disney should pull out of Florida.

Posted by: f'd at April 30, 2021 11:41 AM (Tnijr)

179 He's not banned. Do you not enjoy his amusing, if chaotic comments?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 30, 2021 11:40 AM (Q9lwr

I do. Where was Spicoli?

Posted by: CN at April 30, 2021 11:41 AM (ONvIw)

180 A guy who actually believes in the Constitution of the United States?

I'm not seeing that as a bad thing, personally.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 30, 2021 11:37 AM (JZT2F)

Look and listen in between the stuff that sounds really good. That's where the truth is.

It gives me no pleasure to say this. In fact it's just depressing that he seems to be our legislative standard bearer. But in a way it figures.

Posted by: ... at April 30, 2021 11:41 AM (TuP61)

181 I don't spill blood on the streets often,but when I do, I mop up the blood with Hellraiser's Constitution Mop.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at April 30, 2021 11:41 AM (EFCBR)

182 I'm beginning to believe MUMR is Joe.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at April 30, 2021 11:42 AM (ptqGC)

183 Just remember, the dems really aren't against corporations.

What is the largest, most powerful corporation?

The US Government.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 30, 2021 11:42 AM (YqDXo)

184 The cynical(realistic) explanation is corps have stopped donating to
Cruz, so he theatrically says he's siding with the people against the
corps.

Assume you're correct. It still means the corps no longer have any sway over him. I don't much care why he tells them to f*** off as long as he does, and enlists others to do the same.

Posted by: pep at April 30, 2021 11:42 AM (v16oJ)

185 Cruz called Trump's 1/6 speech "reckless and irresponsible". That is a shiv
Posted by: CN at April 30, 2021 11:40 AM (ONvIw)

This is Cruz telling you what he is. In between all the fluffery, fightin' and soundgoods.

When the rubber met the road, Cruz was Mike Pence.

Posted by: ... at April 30, 2021 11:43 AM (TuP61)

186 Why does Biden keep getting caught on a live mic saying, "I'm in trouble"?

***

We discussed this briefly this morning, but that's not something an adult says. It *is* something a child says. "I'm going to get in trouble" and "I'm in trouble" is also something Biden says routinely.

It's accidental, but he's telling on his handlers. The people who say things like "Just sign it" regarding EOs when he says "I don't know what I'm signing."

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Important article about what's coming at April 30, 2021 11:43 AM (44/1o)

187 FFS enough with this bullshit. Oh no If corps pay more tax I may have to pay an extra 3 cents for socks at Walmart. It is the same argument the left makes with illegals. Fine I will happily pay 3 cents more for socks and 9 cents more for strawberries. It is well worth it.

And by the way when the corp tax rate went from 35 to 21 did you see a sudden drop in prices? MuhEcon101 says otherwise though.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 30, 2021 11:43 AM (2cNPO)

188 The Nazis actually guillotined more people than the French. They actually had an all steel guillotine that was mobile and could travel all over the country.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 30, 2021 11:43 AM (xfb67)

189 Where was Spicoli?

Posted by: CN at April 30, 2021 11:41 AM (ONvIw)

It can be a communal activity!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 30, 2021 11:43 AM (Q9lwr)

190 174 https://mobile.twitter.com/NotAlexSheppard/
status/1387824604648034305

The FBI told The Lincoln Project they were going to raid Rudy's house.
Replying to
@NotAlexSheppard
The Lincoln Project is made up of pedophiles like Joe Biden.
The FBI also brought CNN to General Michael Flynn's arrest.
Follow me here and join the Telegram if you haven't yet.
The Gestapo is exposing itself
Posted by: Widespread Pepe at April 30, 2021 11:40 AM (Rg59Y)

It's long been said that the FBI were the big distributors of pedo materials. I could seem them being behind Epstein.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at April 30, 2021 11:43 AM (z5Vrg)

191 194 Where was Spicoli?

Posted by: CN at April 30, 2021 11:41 AM (ONvIw)

It can be a communal activity!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 30, 2021 11:43 AM (Q9lwr)

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This is what I hope for Ben Roethlisberger, but he continues to not explain jokes that I don't get.

It's disappointing, really.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a Lynchian nightmare at April 30, 2021 11:44 AM (LvTSG)

192 >Cruz called Trump's 1/6 speech "reckless and irresponsible". That is a shiv
Posted by: CN at April 30, 2021 11:40 AM (ONvIw)

GOPe boosters seem to think we have the memory of a fruit fly.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at April 30, 2021 11:44 AM (DXFDM)

193 Top marginal tax rate of 80% on anyone making more than $10M a year would be nice as well. Make Silicon Valley, Hollywood and Wall St pay through the fucking nose. and I dont give a fuck if that means my Netflix subscription goes up $1.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 30, 2021 11:23 AM (2cNPO)


That's just it. The corporations won't be paying the extra tax. You will.
Posted by: Justsayin' at April 30, 2021 11:35 AM (Fs5vw)

not if i don't buy their products. win win.

but i believe the point was income tax, not corporate. kill the shell games, submit a bill to abolish non-profits, or set it up so that you can't donate to a non-profit you are involved with in any way, and prevent them from sheltering money.

fuck it, i'm done with them at this point. make it painful...

Posted by: SturmToddler at April 30, 2021 11:44 AM (8D42x)

194 Ale8(1) is locally made. It is much less sweet than Coke or Mtn Dew (which does not take much.) It does not taste bad. I just cannot decide whether I like it or not.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 30, 2021


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I don't remember the last time I had a soda. My usual drink at home or if I go out to a nice place is sparkling mineral water. Whole Foods sells a 6-pack of 33-oz. bottles, Italian water, for about $6-7, and World Market used to have their brand, $8 a 6-pack.

Remember when bars automatically had Perrier for use in mixed drinks? Now you ask for it, and they look at you as if you asked for Egyptian mummy dust. S. Pellegrino is at least as good, though.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 30, 2021 11:44 AM (/XOcP)

195 My point about France. I am guessing since the only thing the news talks about is the Trump insurrection, how scary the COVID is, and Trump supporters now on a rampage killing and beating Asian people, it would be news (SWIDT) to a very large percentage of Americans that things are not super hunky-dory in France. Or in a lot of places. Sarah Hoyt linked to one of her rants about the threat of elite v populist civil war is breaking out EVERYWHERE.

I think it would be hard to ignore French getting their guillotines on.

Posted by: blaster at April 30, 2021 11:45 AM (ZfRYq)

196 > See, e.g., Algeria. Whoo boy.

Algeria
Paris Commune
Napoleon seizing power (the "whiff of grapeshot" thing)
Reign of Terror
Albigensian Crusade

Lots of others.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 30, 2021 11:45 AM (JZT2F)

197 >>> He's not banned. Do you not enjoy his amusing, if chaotic comments?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 30, 2021 11:40 AM (Q9lwr)


Are you not entertained?

Posted by: Maximus Bananamus Dreamidius at April 30, 2021 11:45 AM (Mlkm4)

198 This is what I hope for Ben Roethlisberger, but he continues to not explain jokes that I don't get.

It's disappointing, really.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a Lynchian nightmare at April 30, 2021 11:44 AM (LvTSG)

...

WHICH IS ALL OF THEM, NO?

Posted by: BEN ROTHLESBERGER at April 30, 2021 11:46 AM (ohOLP)

199
Add in the Islamic portion of the population, and you've got some sporty times ahead.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a Lynchian nightmare at April 30, 2021 11:38 AM (LvTSG)

So, Minneapolis?

Posted by: Bete at April 30, 2021 11:46 AM (Ojki1)

200 >>Algeria
Paris Commune
Napoleon seizing power (the "whiff of grapeshot" thing)
Reign of Terror
Albigensian Crusade


The bloodline responsible for all of these are gone.

The Modern Frenchman is NOT the Historical Frenchman.

Posted by: garrett at April 30, 2021 11:46 AM (1W8Ly)

201 203 This is what I hope for Ben Roethlisberger, but he continues to not explain jokes that I don't get.

It's disappointing, really.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a Lynchian nightmare at April 30, 2021 11:44 AM (LvTSG)

...

WHICH IS ALL OF THEM, NO?
Posted by: BEN ROTHLESBERGER at April 30, 2021 11:46 AM (ohOLP)

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That's better.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a Lynchian nightmare at April 30, 2021 11:46 AM (LvTSG)

202 Just like colleges and universities now requiring facult and grad school applicants to write an essay on what they've done or will do to promote perversion. It effectively screens out anyone with his head out of his ass.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 30, 2021 11:40 AM (YqDXo)
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It does much more than that. If the goal were so innocent as that, there'd be little to fear.

Any candidate faced with such a directive will do one of four things. He will comply enthusiastically and indeed likely have something at the ready, he will comply but not mean it, he will refuse, or he will ghost and drop out of contention for the position.

This allows them to put his name on one of four lists. They are, respectively, Party, adjunct but useful, immediate death when the killing starts or eventual death in subsequent phases of the slaughter.

It isn't the use of these tactics to filter out candidates and select for ideology and force anyone non-compliant out of his preferred livelihood that is frightening. It's the real reason that is frightening. The real reason is to determine who to murder first, who to murder second and who to merely enslave.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 30, 2021 11:46 AM (Jsjd7)

203 ========

The last execution by guillotine in France was in 1977.

Really not that long ago.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a Lynchian nightmare at April 30, 2021 11:39 AM (LvTSG)
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Clean the cosmoline off the blade, silicone up the slide and away we go.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 30, 2021 11:46 AM (SWrii)

204 GOPe boosters seem to think we have the memory of a fruit fly.
Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at April 30, 2021 11:44 AM (DXFDM)

Yes, and Cruz seems to forget, he said it on air and compared "irresponsible" Trump to his perfect self "you never herd me use language like that".

Posted by: CN at April 30, 2021 11:46 AM (ONvIw)

205 And by the way when the corp tax rate went from 35 to 21 did you see a sudden drop in prices? MuhEcon101 says otherwise though.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 30, 2021 11:43 AM (2cNPO)


Prices can be sticky. Supply and demand only exerts influence under certain circumstances (perfect information, utterly equivalent products, etc.).

If you got a tax cut, would you offer to work for a lower wage? If inflation becomes rampant, would you ask for a raise? That's the difference.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 30, 2021 11:46 AM (YqDXo)

206 >> He's not banned. Do you not enjoy his amusing, if chaotic comments?


I seem to recall MUMR thretening an 'ette back in the day, and then sending ace some rambling, disturbing emails. Is MUMR really not banned? I assumed that the auto-content update was happening on MUMR comments. . .

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2021 11:46 AM (bDqIh)

207 204
Add in the Islamic portion of the population, and you've got some sporty times ahead.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a Lynchian nightmare at April 30, 2021 11:38 AM (LvTSG)

So, Minneapolis?
Posted by: Bete at April 30, 2021 11:46 AM (Ojki1)

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Not enough French fur trappers left.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a Lynchian nightmare at April 30, 2021 11:46 AM (LvTSG)

208 not if i don't buy their products. win win.

but i believe the point was income tax, not corporate. kill the shell games, submit a bill to abolish non-profits, or set it up so that you can't donate to a non-profit you are involved with in any way, and prevent them from sheltering money.

fuck it, i'm done with them at this point. make it painful...
Posted by: SturmToddler at April 30, 2021 11:44 AM (8D42x)

I don't think that'll ever happen. It's not impossible to tax certain groups of people, just difficult. The most practical or likely at present would probably be a wealth tax, inclusive of trusts. It also has the least side effects.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at April 30, 2021 11:46 AM (z5Vrg)

209 The right has been so conditioned to reflexively defend corporations and rich people that even now, after the Woke Corporate Olympics of 2020, most are still going to the fainting couches at the thought of higher taxes on the people who want you dead.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 30, 2021 11:47 AM (2cNPO)

210 the long drawn out saga....another 90 continuance

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 30, 2021 11:47 AM (CqHIp)

211 62 . . . Ah, Mitch, you didn't even gain the presidency when you sold your soul. But I guess long term Senator might be more lucrative.
Posted by: Bete
___________

No, not really. Not even close.

Posted by: Barack Obama at April 30, 2021 11:48 AM (9vQJW)

212 Cruz called Trump's 1/6 speech "reckless and irresponsible". That is a shiv
Posted by: CN at April 30, 2021 11:40 AM (ONvIw)


Are there any GOP members who stood up for the 1/6 protestors? Marjorie Green? Devin Nunes?

Pretty bad when Elizabeth Warren and Little Dick Durbin are the primary voices against the ridiculous terms of detention.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at April 30, 2021 11:48 AM (y7DUB)

213 > The last execution by guillotine in France was in 1977.

They probably still have them in storage, with a corps of hereditary guillotinists keeping them maintained.

Tradition, you know.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 30, 2021 11:48 AM (JZT2F)

214 If sending ace rambling disturbing emails is grounds for banning, what the hell am *I* still doing here?

Posted by: ... at April 30, 2021 11:48 AM (TuP61)

215 Or in a lot of places. Sarah Hoyt linked to one of her rants about the threat of elite v populist civil war is breaking out EVERYWHERE.

I think it would be hard to ignore French getting their guillotines on.


The problems in the US are problems everywhere. The west as a whole has a political/corporate class which has been bred to game the system in order to get ahead, but relies on the accumulated economic, social, and political capital of previous generations to actually keep things running. Unfortunately that capital is mostly gone, and the institutions are discovering that they are massively overleveraged. Now they're at the point where they're cooking the books and borrowing whatever they can in order to stay afloat just a bit longer. It won't end well.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at April 30, 2021 11:48 AM (jOcSX)

216 Any candidate faced with such a directive will do one of four things. He will comply enthusiastically and indeed likely have something at the ready, he will comply but not mean it, he will refuse, or he will ghost and drop out of contention for the position.

This allows them to put his name on one of four lists. They are, respectively, Party, adjunct but useful, immediate death when the killing starts or eventual death in subsequent phases of the slaughter.


I guess I'm in the last category. A local juco approached me about teaching there, and I considered it just for fun, but I ghosted when I saw that requirement. Even when they waived it for me, I said, "Fuggit" because everyone I'd be working with presumably had complied.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 30, 2021 11:49 AM (YqDXo)

217 Are there any GOP members who stood up for the 1/6 protestors? Marjorie Green? Devin Nunes?

***

You mean Republicans in the Republican controlled Senate?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Important article about what's coming at April 30, 2021 11:49 AM (44/1o)

218 214 The right has been so conditioned to reflexively defend corporations and rich people that even now, after the Woke Corporate Olympics of 2020, most are still going to the fainting couches at the thought of higher taxes on the people who want you dead.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 30, 2021 11:47 AM (2cNPO)

As has been noted before, they're not criticizing the sentiment, they're criticizing the method.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at April 30, 2021 11:49 AM (z5Vrg)

219 Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at April 30, 2021 11:48 AM (jOcSX)

This one is worth highlighting.

Posted by: ... at April 30, 2021 11:49 AM (TuP61)

220 In high school, two guys built a home-made guillotine for their French History project. 8 feet tall, fully-functional, sliced a melon neatly in two during the demo in class. I wonder if that would still be permitted today.

Posted by: spindrift at April 30, 2021 11:50 AM (h5TKJ)

221 > The Modern Frenchman is NOT the Historical Frenchman.

Perhaps not. I'll bet they're still really, really good at murdering other Frenchmen, though.

They're almost as good at murdering their own citizens as the Germans and Russians.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 30, 2021 11:50 AM (JZT2F)

222 >> If sending ace rambling disturbing emails is grounds for banning, what the hell am *I* still doing here?


He was stalking an 'ette.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2021 11:50 AM (bDqIh)

223 but i believe the point was income tax, not corporate. kill the shell games, submit a bill to abolish non-profits, or set it up so that you can't donate to a non-profit you are involved with in any way, and prevent them from sheltering money.

Now do foundations, which are truly a blight upon the land.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 30, 2021 11:50 AM (YqDXo)

224 Pretty bad when Elizabeth Warren and Little Dick Durbin are the primary voices against the ridiculous terms of detention.
Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at April 30, 2021 11:48 AM (y7DUB)

Yes it is bad. But the GOP is too skeered to support anyone but themselves and the Biden appointees. I don't hear too many of them standing up to antifa and BLM either.

Posted by: CN at April 30, 2021 11:50 AM (ONvIw)

225 No, not really. Not even close.

Posted by: Barack Obama at April 30, 2021 11:48 AM (9vQJW)

Long Term Senator...did you finish 1 term?

Posted by: BignJames at April 30, 2021 11:50 AM (AwYPR)

226 >>Perhaps not. I'll bet they're still really, really good at murdering other Frenchmen, though.


Anglos, yes.

'Minorities', no.

Posted by: garrett at April 30, 2021 11:51 AM (1W8Ly)

227 I get that Cruz and his ilk refusing money from PACs will be a moral victory. But then the very same PACs will fund the Dems, and the Dems will take all the marbles.

Posted by: m at April 30, 2021 11:51 AM (ya129)

228 My point is when the corp rate went to 21 from 35 prices didnt suddenly plummet. And it goes back to 35 prices wont suddenly increase.

Do you really think the GOP lowered corp taxes so consumer would pay less? Lol. Of course not. They lowered it so their donors would benefit.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 30, 2021 11:51 AM (2cNPO)

229 aw shucks

Posted by: tyler jones at April 30, 2021 11:51 AM (g741k)

230 The right has been so conditioned to reflexively defend corporations and rich people that even now, after the Woke Corporate Olympics of 2020, most are still going to the fainting couches at the thought of higher taxes on the people who want you dead.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 30, 2021 11:47 AM (2cNPO)


Fuck them. Tick tock until the other Koch brother gets to share the barbed cock of Satan.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at April 30, 2021 11:51 AM (y7DUB)

231 "I'm in trouble" = me poopy pants mommy jill!!

Posted by: Getting the banned back together at April 30, 2021 11:51 AM (46udr)

232 It's long been said that the FBI were the big distributors of pedo materials. I could seem them being behind Epstein.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at April 30, 2021 11:43 AM


I read an article some years back that claimed the fbi was the largest distributor of child pron in the World. They had seized half a dozen big outfits and kept them going to entrap people for years.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at April 30, 2021 11:51 AM (JUOKG)

233 If sending ace rambling disturbing emails is grounds for banning, what the hell am *I* still doing here?

He was stalking an 'ette.
Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2021 11:50 AM (bDqIh)

Oh. I would never do that through Ace. That's just weird.

Posted by: ... at April 30, 2021 11:52 AM (TuP61)

234 180 123: Cruz called Trump's 1/6 speech "reckless and irresponsible". That is a shiv
Posted by: CN at April 30, 2021 11:40 AM (ONvIw)
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I can't find that.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 30, 2021 11:52 AM (SWrii)

235 197 >Cruz called Trump's 1/6 speech "reckless and irresponsible". That is a shiv
Posted by: CN at April 30, 2021 11:40 AM (ONvIw)

GOPe boosters seem to think we have the memory of a fruit fly.
Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at April 30, 2021 11:44 AM (DXFDM)

And every 2 years "Yes the Repub may suck, BUT IF YOU DON"T VOTE FOR THEM THE DEM WILL WIN AND IT IS ALL. YOUR. FAULT!!!" And we go "Gosh, can't let that happen." And instead of the quick boil we get slow boiled.

Posted by: Bete at April 30, 2021 11:52 AM (Ojki1)

236
I can't find that.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 30, 2021 11:52 AM (SWrii)

I'll go make a link for you

Posted by: CN at April 30, 2021 11:52 AM (ONvIw)

237 I think Trump used to talk about being in trouble with Melania. Which was different, and hilarious.

Posted by: ... at April 30, 2021 11:53 AM (TuP61)

238 >The right has been so conditioned to reflexively defend corporations and rich people that even now, after the Woke Corporate Olympics of 2020, most are still going to the fainting couches at the thought of higher taxes on the people who want you dead.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 30, 2021 11:47 AM (2cNPO)

You're right. We mock the left for being brainwashed, but truth is we have a lot of conditioning to break as well. In an ideal world where we're not being pushed out of society, yeah these academic positions would be great to have. But that's not the world we live in. We have to seize upon any weapons that the left has already used as cudgels against us. We can take some temporary pain now by using such weapons or we can take a long dirt nap.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at April 30, 2021 11:54 AM (DXFDM)

239
I think it would be hard to ignore French getting their guillotines on.
Posted by: blaster at April 30, 2021 11:45 AM (ZfRYq)

Trumps fault! And Russia!

Posted by: MSM coverage at April 30, 2021 11:54 AM (Ojki1)

240 241 https://tinyurl.com/44jy6cpx

Posted by: CN at April 30, 2021 11:54 AM (ONvIw)

241 233 My point is when the corp rate went to 21 from 35 prices didnt suddenly plummet. And it goes back to 35 prices wont suddenly increase.

Do you really think the GOP lowered corp taxes so consumer would pay less? Lol. Of course not. They lowered it so their donors would benefit.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 30, 2021 11:51 AM (2cNPO)

Corporate taxes don't feed directly into prices. Like capital gains taxes, they're taxes levied on equity holders which affects investment spending(and stock prices). At sufficiently high levels you'd probably start seeing people financial engineer around it.

Sales taxes on the other hand do seem to feed directly into prices at a 1:1 rate (though theory would suggest it should be less than 1:1).

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at April 30, 2021 11:54 AM (z5Vrg)

242 232 I get that Cruz and his ilk refusing money from PACs will be a moral victory. But then the very same PACs will fund the Dems, and the Dems will take all the marbles.
Posted by: m at April 30, 2021 11:51 AM (ya129)

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It's not that straight forward, really.

Red state senators, assuming they won't be receiving corporate cash, will be less likely to vote in corporate interests while in little to no danger of being bumped off electorally.

Corporations being now driven by politically insane and impulsive activists are not acting in their self interests. They will shoot themselves in the foot to own the cons at this point.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a Lynchian nightmare at April 30, 2021 11:54 AM (LvTSG)

243 Good for Cruz for not only saying this but for saying how much he took in the past. Now, we'll see what happens but at least these are the correct mouth noises.

Gah, I always forget about the Export Import Bank.

Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at April 30, 2021 11:54 AM (GbPPJ)

244 They're almost as good at murdering their own citizens as the Germans and Russians.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 30, 2021 11:50 AM (JZT2F)
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"Sometime this century, a major European power is going to go mad, become utterly radical and slaughter her own citizens en masse with the Jews as the primary target. Which country is it?"

If you could get a time machine and go to back to, say, any time before about 1925 and pose that question to any well-read student of history, the answer you'd be most likely to receive would be "France."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 30, 2021 11:54 AM (Jsjd7)

245 Ale8(1) is locally made. It is much less sweet than Coke or Mtn Dew
(which does not take much.) It does not taste bad. I just cannot decide
whether I like it or not.


Add some "Jack" to it. That will help.

Posted by: Paladin at April 30, 2021 11:54 AM (7hzzD)

246 >>>He was stalking an 'ette.
Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2021 11:50 AM (bDqIh)
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Who?

Posted by: Braenyard at April 30, 2021 11:54 AM (SWrii)

247 I think Trump used to talk about being in trouble with Melania. Which was different, and hilarious.

Posted by: ... at April 30, 2021 11:53 AM (TuP61)


She's Slovenian, so he was probably serious.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at April 30, 2021 11:55 AM (ptqGC)

248 35 31 He is a big time RINO.

Posted by: Vic at April 30, 2021 11:17 AM (mpXpK)

There's a non-zero chance he'll be out of office within 12 months.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a Lynchian nightmare at April 30, 2021 11:18 AM (LvTSG)

I voted for Cruz in the 2016 primary over DJT, but I won't be supporting him this time. Cruz is a smart political calculator, so he knows that he's probably dead meat in an increasingly blue TX. This is a logical move for him.

Can someone please tell me what legislation he championed and passed in his time as Senator? I don't think, other than some mean Tweets and sick burns, he's done anything of substance in his time in the Senate.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at April 30, 2021 11:55 AM (mdjgu)

249 "Sometime this century, a major European power is going to go mad,
become utterly radical and slaughter her own citizens en masse with the
Jews as the primary target. Which country is it?"



If you could get a time machine and go to back to, say, any time
before about 1925 and pose that question to any well-read student of
history, the answer you'd be most likely to receive would be "France."

My money would have been on Russia.

Posted by: pep at April 30, 2021 11:56 AM (v16oJ)

250 > I wonder if that would still be permitted today.

We made a functional cannon in shop class. Carved a form out of wood -- maybe a foot long and 2" in diameter, cast it in aluminum, bored it out to take a piece of chalk as ammo, made a threaded hole in the breech that took a steel bolt which in turn had a hole big enough for a firecracker fuse.

Thread the fuse through the bolt, screw the bolt and firecracker into the breech, load a piece of chalk.

Made about an 8" diameter hole in the sheetrock of the shop building the first time we fired it. We weren't allowed to fire it indoors after that.

Kids that did that today would have the ATF on them, I'm pretty sure.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 30, 2021 11:56 AM (JZT2F)

251 >>Who?

Not gonna say.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2021 11:56 AM (bDqIh)

252 Can someone please tell me what legislation he championed and passed in his time as Senator? I don't think, other than some mean Tweets and sick burns, he's done anything of substance in his time in the Senate.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at April 30, 2021 11:55 AM (mdjgu)

I looked at his accomplishments, meh...

Posted by: CN at April 30, 2021 11:57 AM (ONvIw)

253 246

They want to literally fucking kill you. And you are talking about academic theories on why they should pay less in taxes.

This is why we will never win.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 30, 2021 11:57 AM (2cNPO)

254 Ted Cruz insists upon himself.

Posted by: John Cornyn at April 30, 2021 11:57 AM (sWM8x)

255 I don't understand the Cruz hate here. Is he perfect? No. Am I perfect? No. Are any of us perfect? Are any of us willing to run for office these days, knowing what that means for your family and your private life? No.

I am happy to support him, and if he doesn't agree with me 100% of the time, that's okay. Politics ain't beanbag.

Posted by: bluebell at April 30, 2021 11:57 AM (wyw4S)

256 >>> I read an article some years back that claimed the fbi was the largest distributor of child pron in the World. They had seized half a dozen big outfits and kept them going to entrap people for years.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at April 30, 2021 11:51 AM (JUOKG)


One would gain a lot of power and control over certain peoples doing something like that. A level of power and control that, if power was the currency of the systems you interacted with and not moral objective right, would be very difficult to try to stop.

Posted by: banana Dream at April 30, 2021 11:57 AM (Mlkm4)

257 This is a great start, but so much more needs to be done if the GOP ever wants my vote again.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 30, 2021 11:57 AM (0UNjH)

258
If you could get a time machine and go to back to, say, any time
before about 1925 and pose that question to any well-read student of history, the answer you'd be most likely to receive would be "France."

My money would have been on Russia.

___________

Austria-Hungary as well.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 30, 2021 11:58 AM (mht8P)

259 "... the campaign did not prove that in any court"

***

hahahaha

Wasn't Cruz the guy that was going to represent Texas in front of the SCOTUS and was told no standing?

Something something prove that in any court something.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Important article about what's coming at April 30, 2021 11:58 AM (44/1o)

260 260 I don't understand the Cruz hate here. Is he perfect? No. Am I perfect? No. Are any of us perfect? Are any of us willing to run for office these days, knowing what that means for your family and your private life? No.

I am happy to support him, and if he doesn't agree with me 100% of the time, that's okay. Politics ain't beanbag.
Posted by: bluebell at April 30, 2021 11:57 AM (wyw4S)

=========

Well, I'm perfect.

So there's that.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a Lynchian nightmare at April 30, 2021 11:58 AM (LvTSG)

261 My money would have been on Russia.
Posted by: pep at April 30, 2021 11:56 AM (v16oJ)


Now there's an interesting discussion. I don't consider Russia European. I consider Russia to be Russian.

Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at April 30, 2021 11:58 AM (GbPPJ)

262 Ted Cruz knows which way the wind is blowing.

I don't live in Texas so I am not supposed to vote.

Posted by: blaster at April 30, 2021 11:58 AM (ZfRYq)

263 228 but i believe the point was income tax, not corporate. kill the shell games, submit a bill to abolish non-profits, or set it up so that you can't donate to a non-profit you are involved with in any way, and prevent them from sheltering money.

Now do foundations, which are truly a blight upon the land.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara
___________

Tax university endowments at the rate of 50% of principal per year.

Posted by: Furious George at April 30, 2021 11:58 AM (9vQJW)

264 >The right has been so conditioned to reflexively defend corporations and rich people that even now, after the Woke Corporate Olympics of 2020, most are still going to the fainting couches at the thought of higher taxes on the people who want you dead.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 30, 2021 11:47 AM (2cNPO)

The Right has a lot to answer for, regarding America's decline. When the Left was against NAFTA because what it would do to Labor, the right, as Labor's enemy, reflexively supported NAFTA, not listening to what Perot had to say against it. Corps took that, and eventually abandoned us for the Left as soon as they offered more - Clinton showed them the way. The Left became champions of the corporations without so much as a peep from the Right in the meantime. Now, of course, it's too late.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at April 30, 2021 11:58 AM (mdjgu)

265 I don't understand the Cruz hate here. Is he perfect? No. Am I perfect? No. Are any of us perfect? Are any of us willing to run for office these days, knowing what that means for your family and your private life? No.

***

No one expects him to be perfect. We *do* expect him to not just be an actor performing a role in a play.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Important article about what's coming at April 30, 2021 11:59 AM (44/1o)

266 Well, I'm perfect.

So there's that.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a Lynchian nightmare at April 30, 2021 11:58 AM (LvTSG)
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You'll notice I didn't put a "no" after that. I thought maybe Jesus might be reading.

Posted by: bluebell at April 30, 2021 11:59 AM (wyw4S)

267 260 I don't understand the Cruz hate here.
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It's nothing against Cruz personally as such. I hate GOPe. Cruz is GOPe.

GOPe is the reason we are where we are.

Posted by: ... at April 30, 2021 11:59 AM (TuP61)

268 See also: Dan Crenshaw

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Important article about what's coming at April 30, 2021 11:59 AM (44/1o)

269 The bile directed at Cruz would be more profitably reserved for Cornyn. Get rid of him first, then worry about whether Cruz meets your purity test.

Posted by: pep at April 30, 2021 12:00 PM (v16oJ)

270 What's it called in wrestling? A heel?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Important article about what's coming at April 30, 2021 12:00 PM (44/1o)

271 > 'Minorities', no.

They killed a fuckton of Algerians during that squabble, and that was within my lifetime.

Wikipedia says 250-300,000 Algerians killed.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 30, 2021 12:00 PM (JZT2F)

272 258 246

They want to literally fucking kill you. And you are talking about academic theories on why they should pay less in taxes.

This is why we will never win.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 30, 2021 11:57 AM (2cNPO)

I answered your question as to why a corporate tax decrease doesn't affect prices. An increase wouldn't increase prices either, at least not as an immediate effect.

If I can do financial engineering to get a corporation to not pay corporate income taxes, they can too.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at April 30, 2021 12:00 PM (z5Vrg)

273 Does perfect hair count?

Posted by: Milt Rombley at April 30, 2021 12:00 PM (sWM8x)

274 No one expects him to be perfect. We *do* expect him to not just be an actor performing a role in a play.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Important article about what's coming at April 30, 2021 11:59 AM (44/1o)

Correct. And he is positioning himself to be the Andy Garcia of failure theater.

Posted by: CN at April 30, 2021 12:00 PM (ONvIw)

275 It's a smart move for Ted Cruz - might attract some moderate independents

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at April 30, 2021 12:01 PM (GBZnB)

276 Does perfect hair count?
Posted by: Milt Rombley at April 30, 2021 12:00 PM (sWM8x)

L actually OL

Posted by: ... at April 30, 2021 12:01 PM (TuP61)

277 I've never received a 2am booty call / text.

*adds to bucket list of regrets*

Posted by: Count de Monet, unvaccinated american at April 30, 2021 12:01 PM (4I/2K)

278 Vmom!!!!

Posted by: ... at April 30, 2021 12:01 PM (TuP61)

279 Cruz is one who tacitly accepts the lefts narrative then tries to defend.

Left: Republicans are racist
GOP/ Cruz: we are trying to make our tent bigger and not be racists!

Left: The right held a violent armed insurrection on Jan 6!
GOP/Cruz: We denounce those violent Trump supporters who tried to overthrow the government! We are not the party of Trump!

GOP/Cruz: Uh, Mr. Trump can you please stay a republican and fundraise for us?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 30, 2021 12:02 PM (0UNjH)

280 274 The bile directed at Cruz would be more profitably reserved for Cornyn. Get rid of him first, then worry about whether Cruz meets your purity test.
Posted by: pep at April 30, 2021 12:00 PM (v16oJ)

Purity Schmurity, he called Trump "reckless and irresponsible" in order to pull his own chestnuts out of the fire on the electoral cert.

Posted by: CN at April 30, 2021 12:02 PM (ONvIw)

281 274 The bile directed at Cruz would be more profitably reserved for Cornyn. Get rid of him first, then worry about whether Cruz meets your purity test.
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You're just saying that because I have the largest forehead known to man.

Posted by: John Cornyn at April 30, 2021 12:02 PM (sWM8x)

282 228 but i believe the point was income tax, not corporate. kill the shell games, submit a bill to abolish non-profits, or set it up so that you can't donate to a non-profit you are involved with in any way, and prevent them from sheltering money.

Now do foundations, which are truly a blight upon the land.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

I've been pounding the table on that for a long time. There needs to be a Sarbox reckoning for the nonprofit sector. They control far more of our lives that we can possibly imagine, with absolutely no real oversight.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at April 30, 2021 12:02 PM (mdjgu)

283 > Tax university endowments at the rate of 50% of principal per year.

More generally, tax the fuck out of any unspent assets from EVERY "non-profit".

Also make it so executive compensation doesn't count toward the "tax-exempt" thing.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 30, 2021 12:02 PM (JZT2F)

284 It's not a purity test. We just have expectations that the most conservative Senator will stand up and be conservative when it matters, and not just when it's convenient.

Remember when he stood with the Chamber of Commerce in protest of Trump's Mexico tariffs when Trump was trying to prevent illegal aliens from pouring across the border?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Important article about what's coming at April 30, 2021 12:02 PM (44/1o)

285
Meanwhile in France, a bunch of retired and active duty generals wrote a letter saying to Macron hey you need to get your shit together or a civil war is coming. And, umm, we fight on the side of France.

Seven Days For Macron

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 30, 2021 12:02 PM (63Dwl)

286
Well, I'm perfect.

So there's that.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a Lynchian nightmare at April 30, 2021 11:58 AM (LvTSG)

Not even close.

Posted by: Zombie Curt Hennig at April 30, 2021 12:03 PM (Ojki1)

287 It's a smart move for Ted Cruz - might attract some moderate independents
I think that's true. People tend to assume that the situation will always be the same as it is now, but the times are a'changin'. Many people are starting to wake up to what corporations are doing, and they don't like it. Cruz IMHO is positioning himself to ride the wave when it catches up to him.

Posted by: pep at April 30, 2021 12:03 PM (v16oJ)

288 274 The bile directed at Cruz would be more profitably reserved for Cornyn. Get rid of him first, then worry about whether Cruz meets your purity test.
Posted by: pep at April 30, 2021 12:00 PM (v16oJ)

...

Yeah. If Texas had a conservative GOP they would censure that guy, but we don't.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 30, 2021 12:03 PM (ohOLP)

289 "But this is a good start. It's also a clear sign he's running in 2024."

But I thought we aren't voting for GOP anymore? I can't keep up I guess.

Posted by: Make Mine gp! at April 30, 2021 12:03 PM (qpX6U)

290 245 241 https://tinyurl.com/44jy6cpx
Posted by: CN at April 30, 2021 11:54 AM (ONvIw)
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Amazing that it's not been more widely publicized.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 30, 2021 12:03 PM (SWrii)

291 287 228 but i believe the point was income tax, not corporate. kill the shell games, submit a bill to abolish non-profits, or set it up so that you can't donate to a non-profit you are involved with in any way, and prevent them from sheltering money.

Now do foundations, which are truly a blight upon the land.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

I've been pounding the table on that for a long time. There needs to be a Sarbox reckoning for the nonprofit sector. They control far more of our lives that we can possibly imagine, with absolutely no real oversight.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at April 30, 2021 12:02 PM (mdjgu)

Non-profits, trusts, and foundations are a huge part of what make up tax loopholes in the system. Trusts are the most explicitly intended part, European countries tend not to recognize them.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at April 30, 2021 12:04 PM (z5Vrg)

292 You're just saying that because I have the largest forehead known to man.
Posted by: John Cornyn at April 30, 2021 12:02 PM (sWM8x)

Say what?

Posted by: Walton Goggins and Jere Burns at April 30, 2021 12:04 PM (xPJvm)

293 Coca-Cola OWES 12Billion in back taxes. I'd be callin in that debt toot sweet.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 30, 2021 12:04 PM (9ZQO1)

294 292: I'd rather have an honest consistent man than a tubby surfer boy "positioning" himself with clever "moves".
I love how he blamed his kids for Cancun. Who's the parent Teddo?

Posted by: CN at April 30, 2021 12:05 PM (ONvIw)

295 Army nurse who volunteered for NYC epicenter COVID 19 duty describes Governor Gropo's institutional killing machine:

https://tinyurl.com/2acnb9y8

Posted by: kallisto at April 30, 2021 12:05 PM (DJFLF)

296 The Cruz hate is because you have the troll crew here who thinks nobody knows they're trolls. Either that or just dumb people. Cruz has sponsored or co sponsored over 1,600 pieces of legislation. Everything from the First and Second Amendment to removing MLB's anti trust protections and things like planned parenthood and other abortion issues. He's spoke out so much about the election he had to hire more security and has been stalked to resign. But yeah, go after Cruz who is now leading the way again. Honestly, fuck off and get a job besides peddling your bullshit. It's fucking boring after awhile

Posted by: Marcus T at April 30, 2021 12:05 PM (h2OUV)

297 Count me as a big nafta supporter. Cuz MuhAdamSmith and comparative advantage and so what if a town is destroyed because their plant is now in Mexico? Too bad so sad. Our socks are 4 cents cheaper and that is a positive overall.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 30, 2021 12:05 PM (2cNPO)

298 The only booty call texts I get are from loudmouthed, threatening Republican fundraisers.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 30, 2021 12:05 PM (Jsjd7)

299 Macron ¯ is gonna need to change his name to cedilla ¸ before this is over.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 30, 2021 12:05 PM (JZT2F)

300 >>> Now there's an interesting discussion. I don't consider Russia European. I consider Russia to be Russian.
Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at April 30, 2021 11:58 AM (GbPPJ)


There was a strong belief for a while among many in Europe that tsarist Russia was to be the savior and guarantor of European society and the guardian of Christiandom. Sadly, and it is truly one of the world's great tragedies, Russia could not save herself.

Posted by: banana Dream at April 30, 2021 12:05 PM (Mlkm4)

301 MMT says we can spend another $10 trillion before falling off a fiscal cliff, so, where is Biden's checkbook?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 30, 2021 12:05 PM (0UNjH)

302 https://tinyurl.com/44jy6cpx
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Amazing that it's not been more widely publicized.

***

The media and the left don't want it to be known that they hold the same position as Ted Cruz.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Important article about what's coming at April 30, 2021 12:06 PM (44/1o)

303 I would be happy to support Cruz if he did something other than badger the media for street cred. Ted talks.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at April 30, 2021 12:06 PM (2goRJ)

304 So just anybody can put a gun to Cococola and say, give me your shit.

It's a circle like giving $ to yourself.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at April 30, 2021 12:06 PM (EFCBR)

305 Cruz IMHO is positioning himself to ride the wave when it catches up to him.

The wave Steiner will come in on?

Posted by: Getting the banned back together at April 30, 2021 12:06 PM (46udr)

306 305 >>> Now there's an interesting discussion. I don't consider Russia European. I consider Russia to be Russian.
Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at April 30, 2021 11:58 AM (GbPPJ)


There was a strong belief for a while among many in Europe that tsarist Russia was to be the savior and guarantor of European society and the guardian of Christiandom. Sadly, and it is truly one of the world's great tragedies, Russia could not save herself.
Posted by: banana Dream at April 30, 2021 12:05 PM (Mlkm4)

That's is Russia's self___ and had been for centuries. Surprising to hear that there were others in Europe who subscribed to it.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at April 30, 2021 12:06 PM (z5Vrg)

307 The bile directed at Cruz would be more profitably reserved for Cornyn. Get rid of him first, then worry about whether Cruz meets your purity test.

Concur. I wouldn't have a beer with hardly any of 'em - but Cruz is way, way down on my shit list.

If Tulsi or Sinema want a beer ? Call me.

Posted by: Like A Rock at April 30, 2021 12:07 PM (784ZQ)

308 Self___

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at April 30, 2021 12:07 PM (z5Vrg)

309 Cruz has many very public statements that show in gory detail what he really is. Going back years. We get fooled because we want to be fooled.

And I do mean we. It happens to me too. But not with Cruz.

Posted by: ... at April 30, 2021 12:07 PM (TuP61)

310 "MMT says we can spend another $10 trillion before falling off a fiscal cliff"

So we have about a year left to go I think.

Posted by: Make Mine gp! at April 30, 2021 12:07 PM (qpX6U)

311 What happens if the balloon goes up in France?





The French will surrender.


I think the only War they Won, was French vs French.

Posted by: Paladin at April 30, 2021 12:07 PM (7hzzD)

312 Image.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at April 30, 2021 12:07 PM (z5Vrg)

313 I'm right here, Marcus T.

Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at April 30, 2021 12:07 PM (GbPPJ)

314 The Cruz hate is because you have the troll crew here who thinks nobody knows they're trolls.
Some are, and some aren't. The latter can reasonably disagree.

Posted by: pep at April 30, 2021 12:08 PM (v16oJ)

315 nood

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a Lynchian nightmare at April 30, 2021 12:08 PM (LvTSG)

316 You're just saying that because I have the largest forehead known to man.

Posted by: John Cornyn at April 30, 2021 12:02 PM (sWM8x)

You seen the hispanic lady in the insurance commercial?

Posted by: BignJames at April 30, 2021 12:08 PM (AwYPR)

317 Posted by: bluebell at April 30, 2021 11:57 AM (wyw4S)

I agree.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 30, 2021 12:08 PM (7hF2c)

318 If we fund the IRS at $300 billion per year and hire 200,000 agents, they can collect an additional $100 billion in unpaid taxes every year!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 30, 2021 12:08 PM (0UNjH)

319 "I'm right here, Marcus T.
Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at April 30, 2021 12:07 PM (GbPPJ)"

First question. What are you wearing?

Posted by: Marcus T at April 30, 2021 12:08 PM (h2OUV)

320 The French will surrender.

I think the only War they Won, was French vs French.
Posted by: Paladin at April 30, 2021 12:07 PM (7hzzD)


Cinco de Mayo is coming. It celebrates the Mexicans kicking the French out of North America. So I will raise a margarita in the air for that.

Posted by: blaster at April 30, 2021 12:09 PM (ZfRYq)

321 Ted is a good guy, a little autistic so he comes off as cold. He has been a good Senator for Texas. Those of you who always go to "what legislation has he passed" don't know a) how the process works and b) it's generally never good when a bill has a name attached to it. He and Trump had a cat fight years ago, get over it, they did.

Posted by: Only Context at April 30, 2021 12:09 PM (xEIoY)

322 Yeah I think I was trolling when I said Snack Barr was a POS too.

Undermining the cause. Shitting the pants.

Grow up. Cruz is a politician which makes him a POS before the discussion even starts.

Posted by: ... at April 30, 2021 12:09 PM (TuP61)

323 >>> That's is Russia's self___ and had been for centuries. Surprising to hear that there were others in Europe who subscribed to it.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at April 30, 2021 12:06 PM (z5Vrg)


Russia had numerous suitors from the near west and far west. Yes, it was primarily Russia's belief that it was The New Rome or Constantinople. But when war and atrocities moved through various European areas some saw Russia, which was well removed initially, as a hopeful anchor to sanity. But they were wrong.

Posted by: banana Dream at April 30, 2021 12:12 PM (Mlkm4)

324 >>> Cinco de Mayo is coming. It celebrates the Mexicans kicking the French out of North America. So I will raise a margarita in the air for that.
Posted by: blaster at April 30, 2021 12:09 PM (ZfRYq)


No, it celebrates a brief few days in which they weren't losing in a pitiful manner which was then followed by absolute defeat. No one in Mexico gives a damn about it I've found.

Posted by: banana Dream at April 30, 2021 12:14 PM (Mlkm4)

325 Posted by: ... at April 30, 2021 12:09 PM (TuP61)

Yes. I was called a "long term troll" over Barr, Huber, Sessions, etc too.

If Ted had issues with Trump calling out fraud, why did he wait until after 1/6 to make his opinions known? As for "prove it in court", which court let him try, oh gallant senator?

Posted by: CN at April 30, 2021 12:14 PM (ONvIw)

326 Hey idiots, Texas tried to sue over the election and got bounced. Cruz was one of the only Senators to contest the election with his vote. Where were your candy ass reps triple period and CN?

Posted by: Only Context at April 30, 2021 12:18 PM (xEIoY)

327 89 50 And we, the consumers, can help by refusing to purchase their crap. I've made a concerted effort to buy things that ARE NOT MADE IN CHINA. no coke.
Posted by: nurse ratched at April 30, 2021 11:22 AM (W2Pud)

More for me!
Posted by: Hunter Biden at April 30, 2021 11:29 AM (Ojki1)

I thought coke came from the Andes.

Posted by: Fox2! at April 30, 2021 12:21 PM (qyH+l)

328 Posted by: Only Context at April 30, 2021 12:18 PM (xEIoY)

And after 1/6 he went with the "reckless and irresponsible" line of thought. I yawn at your tiresome name calling.

Posted by: CN at April 30, 2021 12:21 PM (ONvIw)

329 Where were your candy ass reps triple period and CN?
Posted by: Only Context at April 30, 2021 12:18 PM (xEIoY)

My candy ass reps suck worse than Cruz. Of course they are Democrats.

Posted by: ... at April 30, 2021 12:22 PM (TuP61)

330 So what mountain spring has diet Pepsi?

Posted by: humphreyrobot at April 30, 2021 12:25 PM (EFCBR)

331 329 >>> Cinco de Mayo is coming. It celebrates the Mexicans kicking the French out of North America. So I will raise a margarita in the air for that.
Posted by: blaster at April 30, 2021 12:09 PM (ZfRYq)

---------------

I'll drink to that.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 30, 2021 12:27 PM (SWrii)

332 As for "prove it in court", which court let him try, oh gallant senator?
Posted by: CN at April 30, 2021 12:14 PM (ONvIw)
---------------

It's also Ted's fault that the courts are crooked?
He must be a demon.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 30, 2021 12:29 PM (SWrii)

333 The Rudy Raid...Rudy wasnt arrested. Made govt look like jerks. Average person thinks Rudy is a good guy. Gave Rudy something to go on TV and talk about. I still think it's a movie not the "signs of an imminent commie takeover". Maybe today Biden can go back to trying to ban menthol cigs and.hamburgers. How about children's playground equipment and lollipops? That will annoy some more people.

Posted by: Azjaeger at April 30, 2021 12:29 PM (Kefbu)

334 The corporations won't be paying the extra tax. You will.
Posted by: Justsayin' at April 30, 2021 11:35 AM (Fs5vw)



Only if demand is inelastic.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 30, 2021 12:33 PM (yQpMk)

335 "There's a sort of local soda that's very popular called Cheerwine. I personally can't stand it. It's overly sweet and tastes like bubblegum. I've only tried it once because of that. But it's all owned and operated out of NC."

Cheerwine is the bomb.
Classic red/ Cherry soda and it's not Coke or Pepsi.

Posted by: Shaftoe at April 30, 2021 12:39 PM (1lOfI)

336 298 The only booty call texts I get are from loudmouthed, threatening Republican fundraisers.

Why do they call me by my first name? Do they think that really works?

Posted by: Shaftoe at April 30, 2021 12:45 PM (1lOfI)

337 It's also Ted's fault that the courts are crooked?
He must be a demon.
Posted by: Braenyard at April 30, 2021 12:29 PM (SWrii)

Well don't act as if it was Trump's inaction and that the courts gave him a chance. So are we to assume that when a court says "no standing" or "moot" that Trump is irresponsible and exaggerating? Cruz implied that Trump made a case and that it was poor...fuck him

Posted by: CN at April 30, 2021 12:47 PM (ONvIw)

338 Only days after the menthol ban was announced, the FDA declared that it was pushing full steam ahead with its effort to rescue the black community through what they refer to as "strategic race-based prohibition." An FDA official explained that the fried fowl and grape-flavored cola -- also known as "grape drank" -- must be banned because "these hopeless negroes don't know how to act."

"Preventing black people from killing themselves by banning certain products is the least we can do given the level of oppression they have endured in this country," said a high-ranking member of the Biden administration. "This is why fried chicken and grape soda have to go."

He added: "How could they possibly survive if we don't make these decisions for them?"

Posted by: SMOD at April 30, 2021 12:52 PM (RHGPo)

339
Given Coca-Cola came out as a Democratic Woke supporter ...
This time, we won't look the other way on Coca-Cola's $12 billion in back taxes owed.
Coca-Cola owes $12 billion in back taxes ?
No wonder they jumped on the "Bash Georgia" bandwagon so fast.
Then retreated by giving General Counsel Bradley Gayton a pile of cash to disappear.

Posted by: SMOD at April 30, 2021 01:16 PM (RHGPo)

340 If Cruz is running in 2024, does that mean that he will fight fraud this time around or just give in and push Dem talking points about "insurrection," like on 1/6?

I don't trust him to fight when and where it matters.

Posted by: soulpile at April 30, 2021 01:30 PM (VTLGo)

341 But he will still vote to supply them with cheap immigrant labor.

Posted by: DFCtomm at April 30, 2021 03:57 PM (50gG9)

342 So given that, whoever is in the big chair who isn't a deep state establishmentarian will by stymied. The best case scenario for that office is to hold back the worst excesses while toeing the line and avoiding reform. So where is Cruz more valuable? As a senator or as a line-holder in the Oval (if he can even get there, which is doubtful)? I don't know. I suspect it might be an irrelevant question, and the best case isn't enough better than the worst case to justify playing at all.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 30, 2021 11:22 AM (Jsjd7)

That's a fair point, but what line has Cruz managed to hold? We know he's not for open borders, and yet he votes for every immigration increase that comes his way. He certainly hasn't held the line on any social issues. He plays a fine foil for the Democrats to focus their hate on, but what has he accomplished for Conservatives?

Posted by: DFCtomm at April 30, 2021 04:03 PM (50gG9)

343 Go pound sand Dip-Wad

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at April 30, 2021 05:19 PM (FLiOE)

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Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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