What qualifies as "social-emotional learning"?

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He who controls the language controls the masses.

Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals

I was reminded of this quote by Grace on Twitter, who provided several examples of language-warping which could lead to really serious consequences. She also said:

Refuse their vocab. It's modern day spell-casting. Make them agree with you to define terms or don't have the 'conversation.'

This advice reflects her own experience in "the fire", when "woke" employees of the non-profit she and her husband started attempted to wrest control of the nonprofit organization from them by accusing them of racist abuse of the people they were helping.

She prevailed in that situation partly by taking her own advice above.

But in politics, there is a second problem, which is getting them to a place where they reveal what they mean by their language, instead of just clamming up.

This brings us to Ace's big stories from yesterday:

Emails Reveal that National School Board Association Colluded With White House To Draft That Letter Demanding the DOJ Treat Concerned Parents as "Domestic Terrorists"

New reporting suggests that the National School Board Association colluded with the Biden White House regarding their letter demanding that the FBI treat critics of leftwing schoolboards as potential domestic terrorists.

This is key:

The left-wing education company co-founded by Merrick Garland's son-in-law used a training session for teachers focused on "systemic racism," recommending an article that referred to Trump rally-goers as "examples of white supremacy" akin to the Ku Klux Klan.

Panorama Education, co-founded by Xan Tanner, who is the group's president, claims it has made its way into thousands of schools in the U.S., selling race-focused student and teacher surveys and conducting training on systemic racism and oppression, white supremacy, unconscious or implicit bias, and intersectionality, all under the rubric of "Social-Emotional Learning." The company makes it clear that "SEL" is just a "vehicle" for achieving its goals related to "equity."

Social-emotional learning.

And there's this:

Luke Rosiak: The Loudoun County School Board Knew All About the Sexual Assault In Their Schools' Bathroom; They Were Informed Of It The Day They Happened

But they lied about when asked by the father of the girl who'd been r4ped.

Garland did not do well when questioned about this case.

Learning to deal with people like the father of a girl who has been r4ped, used as an example of a domestic terrorist in a letter you received, is not his idea of "social-emotional learning". Apparently.

Bits of positive news: 17 state AGs have condemned the DOJ targeting of school board meetings. (old news) And FINALLY, the National School Board Association has apologized for their letter. (new news).

So, what qualifies as "social-emotional learning"?

Many local and state school boards require teaching children something along these lines. But what does it mean? As Grace says,

Make them agree with you to define terms

You are in a position to force the conversation. Remember that.

What does your school board think social emotional learning is?

Getting along with the kids in your first grade class?

Maybe. If you send the details to Panorama. Along with a description of your interactions with your family.

Civics?

No. Social activism for leftist organizations? Probably.

Does child pornography qualify?

Yes! Librarians agree!

Here, a purchased, copyrighted SEL program teaches 13 year old kids how to have a variety of sexual experiences, and to become enthusiastic blabbermouths about those experiences.

Know any kids? You may wish to investigate what they are being taught. by Merrick Garland's son-in-law and others in similar businesses which contract with school districts. The schools themselves should not be free from scrutiny.

As an aside, the United States Conference of Mayors has released a detailed position piece in support of teaching critical race theory in K-12 schools.

Also,

How did we get to a place where the President, Attorney General and National School Board Association work together to label parents at school board meetings as "domestic terrorists"? Braenyard had a clue last week:


"No one worried about the weaponization of government." So, we went right from the nefarious legacy of John Brennan (who lied under oath to Congress twice),

James Clapper (who lied under oath to Congress once), James Comey (who leaked confidential presidential memos), Andrew McCabe (who gave false testimony to federal investigators),

Lisa Page (who was fired from the special counsel's legal team for various unprofessional conduct),

Peter Strzok (about whom there is not enough space to detail his transgressions), and the now convicted felon Kevin Clinesmith onto the next round of impeachments.

They feel impervious to consequences. With good reason.

From Not the Bee, Watch the President of the United States mock the word "Freedom".

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1 imetsatchelpage

Posted by: memin_pinguin at October 23, 2021 10:27 AM (oSX/P)

2 I must have missed something. When did raped become "r4ped"?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 23, 2021 10:29 AM (VxC1e)

3 ...who provided several examples of language-warping which could lead to really serious consequences.

We're well past that and already dealing with really serious consequences in the language-warping regarding racism and gender alone.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at October 23, 2021 10:30 AM (Do5/p)

4 Let's Go Brandon!

Posted by: Norman Spiny at October 23, 2021 10:30 AM (rCCYG)

5 How did we get here?
Instead of a Marxist revolution they took over the government by vote fraud.
Any other questions I can answer?

Posted by: Skip at October 23, 2021 10:31 AM (2JoB8)

6 Willowed. How do you do stikethroughs.
Before I get willowed, I'd like to through a pizza rec out there.
Linguica and jalapeno. Quite good. Linwood cafe in Holbrook/Randolph MA had the best, a bar pizza type, but I've found other places as well that can put it together.

Posted by: From that time at October 23, 2021 10:31 AM (4780s)

7 Know Joe Biden-King James Bible enthusiast

Posted by: N.L. Urker, the Phillips screwdriver of the gods at October 23, 2021 10:32 AM (cSyAR)

8 Cicero (@cicero43) at October 23, 2021 10:29 AM

In the era of fact-checkers.

Posted by: KT at October 23, 2021 10:33 AM (0ghg2)

9 It does show that the Leftists do collude with each other to hash out strategies.

Posted by: Skip at October 23, 2021 10:33 AM (2JoB8)

10
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For a niominal service charge I'll provide the way to turn it off. Personally, I like the result of not turning it off.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus, Vaccine and Massage Parlor at October 23, 2021 10:35 AM (dQvv7)

11 From Not the Bee, Watch the President of the United States mock the word "Freedom".
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An ignorant old man mocking freedom. Truly, a disturbing video.

He should crawl back into whatever corrupt hole he came out of, and leave the rest of us be.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 23, 2021 10:36 AM (pKGhf)

12 The Loudon County School rape case is a prime example of real world consequences from language-warping regarding gender. That girl was only raped, because of our culture agreeing that the mental disorder of gender dysphoria should be normalized in society.

This language-warping regarding gender to normalize people with mental disorders is now accepted all over in society, from government to schools to colleges to businesses to corporations. And the same thing is happening to people who reject it as those who reject the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 "vaccine": threatened with loss of job, getting kicked out of school, etc.

I agree with the sentiment that everyone needs to fight this stuff. But easier said than done. Unless people unite to fight this and reject it, people are not going to be able to fight it alone, with the threat of loss of job, loss of education or loss of their child's education as a consequence.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at October 23, 2021 10:36 AM (Do5/p)

13 We don't have any "woke conversations" around my Thanksgiving table. My family is too busy putting away the food goodies.

Posted by: Count de Monet, IF, Unvaccinated Kulak-American at October 23, 2021 10:37 AM (4I/2K)

14 Stop needling Muldoon. We're lucky to have him here!

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 23, 2021 10:38 AM (UHVv4)

15 One of the central tenets of government, is to clamp down on ANY encroachment on its power, much more strenuously than it does anything anyone does to a private citizen.

Witness the dark cell holding of people who trespassed and (possibly) committed minor vandalism in the Capitol, including one person who was murdered for it, versus the "give them space to destroy" riots of Summer 2020, including the torching of millions or billions(?) of dollars worth of private buildings and property.

Of course disrupting a school board meeting is terrorism, while shitting on sidewalks and shooting up in front of private businesses, or waltzing into a Walgreens and cleaning out the shelves is merely the price to pay for being allowed to do commerce in the big city.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 10:41 AM (dPa5u)

16 Advertisers don't like when the word Rape appears on the front page. Ace ises R4pe instead.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 23, 2021 10:41 AM (sOw3B)

17 I'd like to again thank the 20 Senate Repukes for doing a thorough vetting job on Merrick Garland on investigating any problematic family ties. Will we ever be rid of these shitstains?

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at October 23, 2021 10:43 AM (y7DUB)

18 Still don't know of 1 Leftist Insurrectionest that has been caught and paid the price. Clinesmith was caught but rewarded ultimately for his involvement.

Posted by: Skip at October 23, 2021 10:43 AM (2JoB8)

19 Milonga Sentimental - by Corazon Cobarde

https://youtu.be/qvLLD71q2bQ

Posted by: Kindltot at October 23, 2021 10:44 AM (KbLYZ)

20 Feeling a bit weepy today

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 23, 2021 10:44 AM (fjySK)

21 Did not read the post yet and am already triggered. When I taught Elementary we had Social Emotional counselors that were supposed to deal with behaviors. They held "groups" that made kids victims and threw teachers under the bus. What went on in groups was "confidential " even though we all signed confidentiality agreements. They were liberal assholes and I was always in their face. Ok, now ill read it.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob - don't order the schnitzel at October 23, 2021 10:45 AM (kKWpr)

22 Not only do advertisers hate various descriptive words like rape, they realize it's a problem and would like to keep it buried and outta' sight, least someone ask an uncomfortable question.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 23, 2021 10:45 AM (BFigT)

23 Speaking of bender gending, my workplace announced recently a "women only" yoga class. I sincerely considered going and announcing that I identify as a woman, for the purposes of yoga.

Except, I don't wanna do yoga. So...

Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 10:46 AM (dPa5u)

24 Henceforth we shalt calleth it raype.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw at October 23, 2021 10:46 AM (Ak/GS)

25 Witness the dark cell holding of people who trespassed and (possibly) committed minor vandalism in the Capitol, including one person who was murdered for it, versus the "give them space to destroy" riots of Summer 2020, including the torching of millions or billions(?) of dollars worth of private buildings and property.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 10:41 AM

LARPing and taking selfies in the capitol building = "insurrection!!!11ty!!"

Firebombing businesses and police precincts = "they're just buildings"

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at October 23, 2021 10:47 AM (Do5/p)

26 For a niominal service charge I'll provide the way to turn it off. Personally, I like the result of not turning it off.
Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus
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Thanks, sorta.

Posted by: From that time at October 23, 2021 10:47 AM (4780s)

27 There is no rape in the court of King Harv!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 23, 2021 10:47 AM (63Dwl)

28 Not only do advertisers hate various descriptive words like rape, they realize it's a problem and would like to keep it buried and outta' sight, least someone ask an uncomfortable question.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 23, 2021 10:45 AM (BFigT)

Advertisers REALLY hate when you say anything about rich and powerful going to islands in the Caribbean, and raping underaged girls and boys, then having them disappeared.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 10:48 AM (dPa5u)

29 Louden County Schoolboard is also an example of idiots striving for political and social position so they can make it greater through radical social politics that no one has been smart enough to implement until now . . . with no idea of how or why to do their jobs or how to reconcile their politics with their responsibilities.

Children with explosives could do less damage. Outright thievery could do less damage.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 23, 2021 10:50 AM (KbLYZ)

30 SO I was at one of those shitty HMO's. This chick doctor was trying to pull a piece of glass out of my foot. I was on blood thinner so it wasn't going so great. She tried to make small talk and asked me about my parents.

I said my mom was a majorette. She tusk tusked me and said "we don't call them them that these days". I also told her my mom left college to marry my dad.She was also unhappy at that. This while the broad is pulling a glass sliver out of my foot.

F her, and the bullshit education that made her that way. My mom would run circles around her and that is legit. BTW, they are still called majorettes.

Posted by: Quint at October 23, 2021 10:51 AM (phYRn)

31 >>Advertisers don't like when the word Rape appears on the front page.

News, no matter how horrendous, shouldn't be bowdlerized because of words advertisers don't like.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at October 23, 2021 10:51 AM (vuisn)

32 20 Feeling a bit weepy today
Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 23, 2021 10:44 AM (fjySK)

{{{vmom}}}

Posted by: runner at October 23, 2021 10:51 AM (V13WU)

33 OT:
Texas welcomes patients denied lifesaving organ transplants in Colorado because of COVID vaccination status

Go Governor Abbott! This is how you do it.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 23, 2021 10:51 AM (ihL3x)

34 raping underaged girls and boys, then having them disappeared.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 10:48 AM (dPa5u)

But Sodomy and the lash is still ok right?

Posted by: Captain bulwark at October 23, 2021 10:51 AM (kKWpr)

35 How do the advertisers feel about rape-rape?

Whoopi maybe...

Posted by: Hawkpilot at October 23, 2021 10:51 AM (SK+VG)

36 Your morning smile, vmom.

Skibum @heliski777
This was recorded today on international frequency that pilots use. repeated all day by pilots!

https://tinyurl.com/4y95hzx2

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 23, 2021 10:52 AM (UHVv4)

37 🐩 🐩 🐩

Posted by: runner at October 23, 2021 10:53 AM (V13WU)

38 Except, I don't wanna do yoga. So...

Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 10:46 AM

Back in college (Purdue 1994-1999), I used to go to the CoRec (Co-Recreational Facility) large gymnasium, which had a 1/8 mile track on a second level which encircled the large gym. The gym was wide enough to have, I think, about 4 full basketball courts. But they were mainly used during the evening for intramural games. During the day and afternoon, they held various classes. I discovered the time of day when they had yoga and other various classes which were frequented by mostly college girls.

Every day when those classes were held, I made sure to get my running in. When I was running the portion of the track in their view, I made sure to run as quickly and impressively as I could. When I was running on the portion of the track behind them, I made sure to jog and admire the view.

And I *hate* running. But, you sacrifice and do things you don't wanna do for a good purpose...

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at October 23, 2021 10:53 AM (Do5/p)

39 @andy, let me guess, LETS GO BRANDON !!

Posted by: runner at October 23, 2021 10:53 AM (V13WU)

40 If we knew how evil and bad Merrick Garland was going to be, we could have had Trump assign him to work on Alex Baldwin's film crew years ago.

Posted by: Roy at October 23, 2021 10:54 AM (Ti+Tv)

41 I saw Xantana open for Xendrix at Xoodstock.

Posted by: f'd at October 23, 2021 10:54 AM (Tnijr)

42 And I *hate* running. But, you sacrifice and do things you don't wanna do for a good purpose...
Posted by: Clyde Shelton


If you see me running, it's because something big is coming and I'm all out of ammo.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 23, 2021 10:55 AM (ihL3x)

43 Hope you have something nice planned for the weekend.

I'm on the rifle range at the TxMoMe right now. What do you have planned?

Posted by: Half Dozen at October 23, 2021 10:55 AM (P3Rjw)

44 Louden County Schoolboard is also an example of idiots striving for political and social position so they can make it greater through radical social politics that no one has been smart enough to implement until now . . . with no idea of how or why to do their jobs or how to reconcile their politics with their responsibilities.

Children with explosives could do less damage. Outright thievery could do less damage.
Posted by: Kindltot at October 23, 2021 10:50 AM (KbLYZ)

This. +1

Posted by: Count de Monet, IF, Unvaccinated Kulak-American at October 23, 2021 10:56 AM (4I/2K)

45 News, no matter how horrendous, shouldn't be bowdlerized because of words advertisers don't like.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at October 23, 2021 10:51 AM (vuisn)

Sponsored by Pfizer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdSJOcjC0Do

Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 10:56 AM (iKn8y)

46 Dems have abandoned the "tax upper middle class more" plan and are now going for billionaires. Which is politically popular and what the GOP should have done in 2017.

The plan is to tax the increase in wealth yearly, even if nothing is sold. Capital gains tax whether you sell or not. It's what I have been saying forever here. Someone at the WH is taking notes, lol.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 23, 2021 10:56 AM (xDXlt)

47 I'm on the rifle range at the TxMoMe right now. What do you have planned?
Posted by: Half Dozen


Step out the back door and shoot a couple of mags once I get back in town. Currently at Sam's. Shelves appear stocked.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 23, 2021 10:57 AM (ihL3x)

48 never enough caffeine, general answer to your suture question at the end of the Coffee Thread.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 23, 2021 10:57 AM (5Woea)

49 Sponsored by Pfizer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdSJOcjC0Do
Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 10:56 AM (iKn8y)

Skip ahead to about 10:40, if you just want to get to the Pfizer part.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 10:57 AM (iKn8y)

50 Merrick Garland is a tool. A stupid tool doing exactly what his handlers are telling him to do. Not long ago there was an Attorney General named Jeff Sessions who was a stupid tool and did what his handlers told him to do as well.

Both men are contemptable, one is evil.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 23, 2021 10:58 AM (BFigT)

51 Lol. That's not just a frequency that pilots use, 121.5 is "Guard", the emergency frequency that everybody has to monitor. So, not only everyone on that control freq heard it... literally everybody heard it. And it sounds like everyone was joining in.

Airline pilots are a very conservative cohort. The Ghey's are over represented, and most of them are pretty conservative too...

Posted by: Hawkpilot at October 23, 2021 10:59 AM (SK+VG)

52 34 raping underaged girls and boys, then having them disappeared.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 10:48 AM (dPa5u)

But Sodomy and the lash is still ok right?
Posted by: Captain bulwark at October 23, 2021 10:51 AM (kKWpr)

Well, our new 4 Star Admiral will think so!

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 23, 2021 10:59 AM (oHd/0)

53 andycanuck I knew what it was going to be but that makes it funnier

Posted by: Skip at October 23, 2021 10:59 AM (2JoB8)

54 Runner, dudette! No spoilers!

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 23, 2021 10:59 AM (UHVv4)

55 College football beckons...maybe I'll hear some rousing cheers.

Posted by: BignJames at October 23, 2021 10:59 AM (AwYPR)

56 Feeling a bit weepy today
Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 23, 2021 10:44 AM (fjySK)

Ditto hugs.

Posted by: Count de Monet, IF, Unvaccinated Kulak-American at October 23, 2021 10:59 AM (4I/2K)

57 And I *hate* running. But, you sacrifice and do things you don't wanna do for a good purpose...
Posted by: Clyde Shelton

If you see me running, it's because something big is coming and I'm all out of ammo.
Posted by: rickb223 at October 23, 2021 10:55 AM (ihL3x)

If you see me running, it's cuz I'm in a race... against my bowels.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 11:00 AM (iKn8y)

58 I've been running into spot shortages at the grocery store lately. My SiL turned me on to some stickers he picked up at Amazon. Showed a pic of Biden with the quote I did that! I've found some stickers that are not overly large that says I did that with a Biden signature. I'm gonna get some and start pasting them up at the store, gas station, anywhere I can. I'm going to need a lot of stickers.

Posted by: Old Blue at October 23, 2021 11:00 AM (VNmG1)

59 On October 23, 1983, Iran backed Islamists blew up the Marine Barracks in Beirut Lebanon.

We were often told when we got back, that folks would never forget.

Seems the only ones who have not forgotten, are those of us who were there.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 23, 2021 11:01 AM (oHd/0)

60 What do you have planned?


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I plan to admire my massive collection of gold bullion, after taking a frivolous ride in the hill in one of my Maseratis.

Posted by: runner at October 23, 2021 11:01 AM (V13WU)

61 Speaking of language, I want my GD rainbow back!

The fags stole it and I want it back!

Posted by: Brian, King of the Leprechauns at October 23, 2021 11:01 AM (R/m4+)

62 Burt, honest injun, some guys at my work started a group for sic "guys helping to foster diversity" They can't make it dudes only but they have a statement that wimmen may find it triggering.

I think they mostly see themselves as white knights but it is so opposite the supposed 'we are all equal' and it also does give them an out to have a 'guys group' where they can not worry that some Karen is going to freak out about the way they talk.

Posted by: PaleRider, wrecker at October 23, 2021 11:02 AM (pxVvf)

63 Runner, dudette! No spoilers!
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 23, 2021 10:59 AM (UHVv4)

dudette ??

Posted by: runner at October 23, 2021 11:02 AM (V13WU)

64 the only reason to run is to something or from something.

Posted by: Quint at October 23, 2021 11:02 AM (phYRn)

65 Every day when those classes were held, I made sure to get my running in. When I was running the portion of the track in their view, I made sure to run as quickly and impressively as I could. When I was running on the portion of the track behind them, I made sure to jog and admire the view.

And I *hate* running. But, you sacrifice and do things you don't wanna do for a good purpose...
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at October 23, 2021 10:53 AM (Do5/p)

Interval jogging/sprinting. Nice training technique!

Posted by: Count de Monet, IF, Unvaccinated Kulak-American at October 23, 2021 11:03 AM (4I/2K)

66 One way to embarrass a school board is to read some child porn from the school library during a school board meeting out loud. Especially when it involves, say, gang-rape of a Mexican girl, who is stereotyped in a racist way.

Posted by: KT at October 23, 2021 11:03 AM (0ghg2)

67 *smacks andy with a purse

Posted by: runner at October 23, 2021 11:04 AM (V13WU)

68
Feeling a bit weepy today
Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 23, 2021 10:44 AM (fjySK)

_________

*removes hat respectfully*

Very sorry, Ma'am.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 23, 2021 11:04 AM (/U27+)

69 My apologies, runner; I mistakenly thought you were Running RN [I think her sock was -- my memory's been badly affected by the lockdown stuff] under a new sock.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 23, 2021 11:05 AM (UHVv4)

70 WH: Americans Should 'Expect' Less From Biden In Terms Of His Ability To Lower Gas Prices

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Expect less from Joe than I do now? That's going to be hard.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at October 23, 2021 11:05 AM (d9FiS)

71 "Know any kids? You may wish to investigate what they are being taught."

I would put forth for consideration that there is no acceptable case for leaving kids in public schools. Any public schools - I don't care how "red" you think your county or state is.

Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at October 23, 2021 11:05 AM (c3dw6)

72 *ouch!*

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 23, 2021 11:05 AM (UHVv4)

73 Interesting thread at Insty on the Port back up. Warning: Twitter thread.

https://tinyurl.com/8ka2nf3y

Some of the author's suggestions have this key assumption problem: That Biden and the Junta actually want to solve the problem.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 23, 2021 11:06 AM (csEWM)

74 they have these rainbow slices of cake at the supermarket. They look pretty cool. My guess is they all taste the same. if you are going to do it, do it.

Posted by: Quint at October 23, 2021 11:06 AM (phYRn)

75 they have these rainbow slices of cake at the supermarket. They look pretty cool. My guess is they all taste the same. if you are going to do it, do it.

Posted by: Quint at October 23, 2021 11:06 AM (phYRn)

Skittles cake?

Posted by: BignJames at October 23, 2021 11:08 AM (AwYPR)

76 *reminisces ...

Posted by: runner at October 23, 2021 11:08 AM (V13WU)

77 Know any kids? You may wish to investigate what they are being taught."

I would put forth for consideration that there is no acceptable case for leaving kids in public schools. Any public schools - I don't care how "red" you think your county or state is.

Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at October 23, 2021 11:05 AM (c3dw6)

many do it in blue schools. i want to tell them off but what can really be said? If you want your kid to be a lefty, so bet it. What kills me are the fake Repubs who do just that.

Posted by: Quint at October 23, 2021 11:08 AM (phYRn)

78 "What do you have planned?"

Doing some prep and packing for a jaunt into the mountains next weekend - setting up my own range complex. Everyone needs a range, or a friend with one.

Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at October 23, 2021 11:09 AM (c3dw6)

79 I tried to wait for 100 but you guys aren't being your usual chatty selves and I'm not all that patient.

Unwillowing link from previous thread because reality is not for the squeamish.

https://tinyurl.com/d6dcsf33

Posted by: Oddbob at October 23, 2021 11:09 AM (nfrXX)

80 "many do it in blue schools. i want to tell them off but what can really be said? If you want your kid to be a lefty, so bet it. What kills me are the fake Repubs who do just that.
Posted by: Quint at October 23, 2021 11:08 AM (phYRn)"

Coming from a family full of actual GOPers, I can tell you that sending your kids to blue schools to become moonbats is precisely what "real" Republicans do.

Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at October 23, 2021 11:10 AM (c3dw6)

81 they have these rainbow slices of cake at the supermarket. They look pretty cool. My guess is they all taste the same. if you are going to do it, do it.
Posted by: Quint at October 23, 2021 11:06 AM (phYRn)

They may all taste the same, but I'd be more concerned about the texture.

And the smell.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 11:10 AM (iKn8y)

82 Your morning smile, vmom.
Skibum @heliski777
This was recorded today on international frequency that pilots use. repeated all day by pilots!

https://tinyurl.com/4y95hzx2

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 23, 2021 10:52 AM (UHVv4)


This is a serious violation of protocol, not at the level of "pulling the round shot out of the lockers to roll around the deck at night" but it is close to it

Posted by: Kindltot at October 23, 2021 11:11 AM (KbLYZ)

83 School board Trustee? On whose side?


*spoiler - not the parents' side, nor the average kids' side*

Posted by: Sheriff JW Pepper at October 23, 2021 11:11 AM (4I/2K)

84 I know I am not a pro, but I am pretty good at suturing...none of the turkeys complained..HAHAHAH !

Posted by: runner at October 23, 2021 11:12 AM (V13WU)

85 Everyone sit down, I have some breaking news...

Romney's 2021 campaign manager was on CNN and was saying how the GOP has become an anti-Democratic party. He now understands how 1930s Germany could descend into fascism.

These are our betters.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 23, 2021 11:15 AM (xDXlt)

86 Unwillowing link from previous thread because reality is not for the squeamish.

https://tinyurl.com/d6dcsf33
Posted by: Oddbob at October 23, 2021 11:09 AM (nfrXX)

There are many reasons I stay out of the water... and don't eat fish. This would be one of them.

And people complain that I don't bathe. Let them.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 11:15 AM (iKn8y)

87
Unwillowing link from previous thread because reality is not for the squeamish.


You reached back to a previous thread to bring forward a story about a fish parasite?

Posted by: Hawkpilot at October 23, 2021 11:15 AM (SK+VG)

88 OT: someone below asked who paid for joe's beach house (that is getting a half million fence courtesy of the US taxpayer.) According to the Senate report on Hunter's finances, he received a $5 million wire transfer from CEFC (Chinese energy company) on 8/8/17. Joe bought the beach house that same summer. Coincidence?

Posted by: EveR at October 23, 2021 11:16 AM (MUpk6)

89 And FINALLY, the National School Board Association has apologized for their letter. (new news).

Stopping here is why we lose.

They issue an empty apology while the FBI no doubt now has open files on parents and is moving out on their orders.

Apology is insufficient. They should be forced to demand the FBI stop everything, retract their position and pay for any damages they have caused.

Posted by: DPICM at October 23, 2021 11:16 AM (M2VUX)

90 >>> Some of the author's suggestions have this key assumption problem: That Biden and the Junta actually want to solve the problem.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 23, 2021 11:06 AM (csEWM)


And that pencil-necked geeks weren't the cause of the problem, and will simply find a new way to destroy the system again to profit off of "fixing" it.

Posted by: banana Dream at October 23, 2021 11:17 AM (+gFOr)

91 You reached back to a previous thread to bring forward a story about a fish parasite?
Posted by: Hawkpilot at October 23, 2021 11:15 AM (SK+VG)

It's a metaphor, for government and corporate media (BIRM) controlling the narrative.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 11:17 AM (iKn8y)

92 Dang, even Putin would make a better president than Biden. WTF USA?

Posted by: f'd at October 23, 2021 11:18 AM (Tnijr)

93 I've been running into spot shortages at the grocery store lately. My SiL turned me on to some stickers he picked up at Amazon. Showed a pic of Biden with the quote I did that! I've found some stickers that are not overly large that says I did that with a Biden signature. I'm gonna get some and start pasting them up at the store, gas station, anywhere I can. I'm going to need a lot of stickers.
Posted by: Old Blue at October 23, 2021 11:00 AM (VNmG1)


Someone had a QR code sticker that would take you Trump's Twitter, and they were sticking it around places. Even funnier is after he was banned the link would tell you that he was banned

Maybe a sticker that says, "To find out about restocking this item" + QR code linking to one of Biden's clips about how no one needs freedom, or treadmill shortages or info on the bottlenecks at the ports

Posted by: Kindltot at October 23, 2021 11:18 AM (KbLYZ)

94 85 Everyone sit down, I have some breaking news...

Romney's 2021 campaign manager was on CNN and was saying how the GOP has become an anti-Democratic party. He now understands how 1930s Germany could descend into fascism.

These are our betters.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 23, 2021 11:15 AM (xDXlt)

Well, strictly speaking in your statement paraphrase: he is not wrong.

-The GOPe IS anti-democratic

-we are working on a good recipe for Germany during the early 30's. Inflation. Economic, pysical, legal insecurity. Socialists using gang violence and the points listed above to try to seize power.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 23, 2021 11:18 AM (csEWM)

95 51 Heh. Guard frequency. In Vietnam, known as Marine Corps common. We just don't care.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at October 23, 2021 11:19 AM (C1Lsn)

96 ** Romney's 2012 manager not 2021.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 23, 2021 11:19 AM (xDXlt)

97 Dang, even Putin would make a better president than Biden.

==

let's not exaggerate; Putin is a killer and an absolute tyrant and so is his government

Posted by: runner at October 23, 2021 11:20 AM (V13WU)

98 36 Your morning smile, vmom.
Skibum @heliski777
This was recorded today on international frequency that pilots use. repeated all day by pilots!
https://tinyurl.com/4y95hzx2
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 23, 2021 10:52 AM (UHVv4)

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Let's go Brandon indeed...

Posted by: Blind Hermit Gene Hackman at October 23, 2021 11:20 AM (BgMrQ)

99 92 Dang, even Putin would make a better president than Biden. WTF USA?
Posted by: f'd at October 23, 2021 11:18 AM (Tnijr)

Point of contention: Putin actually cares deeply about his country and wants it to be secure and successful- even if it is for his own ends.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 23, 2021 11:20 AM (csEWM)

100

"It's a metaphor, for government and corporate media (BIRM) controlling the narrative.
Posted by: BurtTC "

Well, that's crappie.

Posted by: f'd at October 23, 2021 11:21 AM (Tnijr)

101 let's not exaggerate; Putin is a killer and an absolute tyrant and so is his government
Posted by: runner at October 23, 2021 11:20 AM (V13WU)

Yes, he is. A petty, vengeful man who is also a two-bit thug. Does not change the proposition.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 23, 2021 11:21 AM (csEWM)

102 Putin for all his thuggery and shit, isn't actively working to destroy Russia. The same cannot be said for any Democrat.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 23, 2021 11:21 AM (xDXlt)

103 Dang, even Putin would make a better president than Biden. WTF USA?
Posted by: f'd at October 23, 2021 11:18 AM (Tnijr)

He's absolutely correct about western civ committing suicide by turning itself into a bunch of ninnies.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 11:22 AM (iKn8y)

104 102 Putin for all his thuggery and shit, isn't actively working to destroy Russia. The same cannot be said for any Democrat.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 23, 2021 11:21 AM (xDXlt)

This.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 23, 2021 11:22 AM (csEWM)

105 go try shouting "Fk Vlad Putin" at a stadium in Russia

Posted by: runner at October 23, 2021 11:22 AM (V13WU)

106 Romeo where you there?
Use to have a employee of a subcontractor of my former company who was there.

Posted by: Skip at October 23, 2021 11:23 AM (2JoB8)

107 Putin for all his thuggery and shit, isn't actively working to destroy Russia.

==

Neither did Stalin. He made Russia stronk. He raised her up !

Posted by: runner at October 23, 2021 11:24 AM (V13WU)

108 I've been thinking lately about how our military is in the worst shape since just before Pearl Harbor. Ineffective and idiotic leadership at the upper levels, our nuclear arsenal is falling apart, and our global enemies are gathering strength. We are lead by fools. Buy ammo.

Posted by: Old Blue at October 23, 2021 11:24 AM (VNmG1)

109 Point of contention: Putin actually cares deeply about his country and wants it to be secure and successful- even if it is for his own ends.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 23, 2021 11:20 AM (csEWM)

To take this subject seriously for a moment, politicians, like capitalists, don't have to give a shit about their constituents/customers. I don't care if they care about me... or share my values.

Just provide me with a service, and don't abuse your power.

Putin? Yeah, he abuses his power, but appears to be operating in service of the Russian people. Our politicians abuse their power, and provide the opposite of service to the people.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 11:25 AM (iKn8y)

110 There's a commercial for an AIDS drug (forget the name) that I saw yesterday on YouTube. One of the warnings says people assigned female gender at birth should not take this drug. Oh you mean WOMEN shouldn't take this drug?

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 23, 2021 11:25 AM (xDXlt)

111 /off Young Frankenstein sock

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at October 23, 2021 11:25 AM (BgMrQ)

112 go try shouting "Fk Vlad Putin" at a stadium in Russia
Posted by: runner at October 23, 2021 11:22 AM (V13WU)


Radio Yerevan:

Radio Yerevan was asked: "Is it true that there is freedom of speech in the Soviet Union the same as there is the USA?"
Radio Yerevan answered: "In principle, yes. In the USA, you can stand in front of the Washington Monument in Washington, DC, and yell, ´Down with Reagan!´, and you will not be punished. In the Soviet Union, you can stand in the Red Square in Moscow and yell, ´Down with Reagan!´, and you will not be punished."

Posted by: Kindltot at October 23, 2021 11:26 AM (KbLYZ)

113 Voting for Romney is the worst thing I ever did in the voting booth. Every instinct I possess said not to vote for that blow dried turd but I did it anyway. Thanks a fucking lot, GOP.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at October 23, 2021 11:27 AM (y7DUB)

114 43 Hope you have something nice planned for the weekend.

I'm on the rifle range at the TxMoMe right now. What do you have planned?
Posted by: Half Dozen at October 23, 2021 10:55 AM (P3Rjw)

I totally overslept so I missed the morning rifle clinic.... waffle house breakfast now.

Posted by: Redchief at October 23, 2021 11:29 AM (Rov1w)

115 Posted by: Kindltot at October 23, 2021 11:26 AM (KbLYZ)


an oldie but goodie; the version I first heard was Queen Elizabeth (or Thatcher ?) and Buckingham Palace

Posted by: runner at October 23, 2021 11:29 AM (V13WU)

116 Everything that was old is made new again:

Radio Yerevan was asked: "Is it true that the Soviet Union is the most progressive country in history of the world?"

Radio Yerevan answered: "Of course! The life was already better yesterday than it's going to be tomorrow!"

Posted by: Kindltot at October 23, 2021 11:29 AM (KbLYZ)

117 Voting for Romney is the worst thing I ever did in the voting booth. Every instinct I possess said not to vote for that blow dried turd but I did it anyway. Thanks a fucking lot, GOP.
Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at October 23, 2021 11:27 AM (y7DUB)

I guess there's three more years for him in office, and I know lots of people around these parts are essentially done with voting and/or fed up with the GOP, but a good indication of where things are will be whether or not this p.o.s. runs for reelection.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 11:30 AM (iKn8y)

118 I'm putting Lets Go Brandon on all our money. Today. In red.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 23, 2021 11:30 AM (kKWpr)

119 Captain Hate. It should be an opening for talking with soft liberals. "Look I agree that McCain or Romney would have been terrible presidents, I regret having voted for either of them"

Posted by: PaleRider, wrecker at October 23, 2021 11:31 AM (pxVvf)

120 When in the course of human events did social change happen so that children were indoctrinated to hate their grandparents because of their beliefs?

Posted by: Mr Gaga at October 23, 2021 11:31 AM (4ZE6o)

121 Voting for Romney is the worst thing I ever did in the voting booth. Every instinct I possess said not to vote for that blow dried turd but I did it anyway. Thanks a fucking lot, GOP.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at October 23, 2021 11:27 AM (y7DUB)

Not like you had much choice...hell, I voted for Romney and McCain,

Posted by: BignJames at October 23, 2021 11:31 AM (AwYPR)

122 Radio Yerevan:


Posted by: Kindltot at October 23, 2021 11:26 AM (KbLYZ)

Reagan himself told that joke. When he was in office.

If he told it now, I'd be at least mildly surprised.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 11:31 AM (iKn8y)

123
Apology is insufficient. They should be forced to demand the FBI stop everything, retract their position and pay for any damages they have caused.
Posted by: DPICM at October 23, 2021 11:16 AM (M2VUX)

They should be required to Apologize to the Emperor (TM).

Posted by: Satai Dalen at October 23, 2021 11:32 AM (qyH+l)

124 Was reading comments by Putin yesterday I think of him criticizing American Leftist for using trannies to destroy civilization.

Posted by: Skip at October 23, 2021 11:32 AM (2JoB8)

125
Putin? Yeah, he abuses his power, but appears to be operating in service of the Russian people. Our politicians abuse their power, and provide the opposite of service to the people.
Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 11:25 AM (iKn8y)

What's the phrase: to try to force the wrong people to do the right thing for the wrong reasons.

Instead we have the opposite: a system which is causing people or corporations to do the wrong thing for what they think is the right reasons.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 23, 2021 11:32 AM (csEWM)

126 118 I'm putting Lets Go Brandon on all our money. Today. In red.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 23, 2021 11:30 AM (kKWpr)

___

Haha. Great idea. Will do likewise.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 23, 2021 11:33 AM (xDXlt)

127 Abolish the Dept. of Education as a Federal entity.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 23, 2021 11:33 AM (MTi1E)

128 When in the course of human events did social change happen so that children were indoctrinated to hate their grandparents because of their beliefs?
Posted by: Mr Gaga at October 23, 2021 11:31 AM (4ZE6o)


Mao's Cultural Revolution.

Frank Dikotter has written extensively about that, using Chinese CP records.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 23, 2021 11:33 AM (KbLYZ)

129 Not like you had much choice...hell, I voted for Romney and McCain,
Posted by: BignJames at October 23, 2021 11:31 AM (AwYPR)

I don't believe I voted for either.

Wrote in Vermin Supreme or Daffy Duck or someone else like that with more gravitas.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 11:33 AM (iKn8y)

130 7 Putin for all his thuggery and shit, isn't actively working to destroy Russia.
==
Neither did Stalin. He made Russia stronk. He raised her up !
Posted by: runner at October 23, 2021 11:24 AM (V13W

And he locked up people that disagreed with him. Had people spying on his political adversaries. Ruined lives for the most frivolous of reasons. Just like Biden. So yeah being a patriot does put them ahead of Biden. All of the vices none of the virtues.

Posted by: Buzzion at October 23, 2021 11:33 AM (FPw/K)

131 Visited Russia a few years ago and homosexuality was frowned on. I'm guessing transgenderism is a bit more problematic for them.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at October 23, 2021 11:34 AM (2NHgQ)

132 Go to Starbucks. Order a coffee. Name? Say it clearly so she can see your lips: EFF JAY BEE. Tell her to write it big on the cup.

Then go and wait for it, but way off in the back somewhere. Make the server shout it, if they will.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at October 23, 2021 11:35 AM (4ZE6o)

133 And he locked up people that disagreed with him. Had people spying on his political adversaries. Ruined lives for the most frivolous of reasons. Just like Biden. So yeah being a patriot does put them ahead of Biden. All of the vices none of the virtues.
Posted by: Buzzion at October 23, 2021 11:33 AM (FPw/K)

___

Democrats have done that here numerous times to thousands of people.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 23, 2021 11:35 AM (xDXlt)

134 Haha. Great idea. Will do likewise.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 23, 2021 11:33 AM (xDXlt)

Full disclosure. Saw it stamped on a bill. A meme on Powerline Blog. Ill write it till I make up a stamp!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 23, 2021 11:35 AM (kKWpr)

135 And he locked up people that disagreed with him. Had people spying on his political adversaries. Ruined lives for the most frivolous of reasons. Just like Biden. So yeah being a patriot does put them ahead of Biden. All of the vices none of the virtues.
Posted by: Buzzion at October 23, 2021 11:33 AM (FPw/K)

Look at the clip of Biden talking about Freedom and ask yourself how much difference there is between the three.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 23, 2021 11:36 AM (csEWM)

136 nd he locked up people that disagreed with him. Had people spying on his political adversaries. Ruined lives for the most frivolous of reasons. Just like Biden. So yeah being a patriot does put them ahead of Biden. All of the vices none of the virtues.
Posted by: Buzzion at October 23, 2021 11:33 AM (FPw/K)


Hitler was a patriot. Let's admire him.

Posted by: runner at October 23, 2021 11:36 AM (V13WU)

137 Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 11:25 AM (iKn8y)

What's the phrase: to try to force the wrong people to do the right thing for the wrong reasons.

Instead we have the opposite: a system which is causing people or corporations to do the wrong thing for what they think is the right reasons.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 23, 2021 11:32 AM (csEWM)

As much as I've gone back and forth on voting, I do think it's important to vote for Republicans in '22.

Not the Gopes, but if there's somebody on the ballot who at least talks about wanting to peel back the Biden agenda, they should be voted for.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 11:36 AM (iKn8y)

138
What's the phrase: to try to force the wrong people to do the right thing for the wrong reasons.

Instead we have the opposite: a system which is causing people or corporations to do the wrong thing for what they think is the right reasons.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 23, 2021 11:32 AM (csEWM)


I think you are quoting Friedman:

"I do not believe that the solution to our problem is simply to elect the right people. The important thing is to establish a political climate of opinion which will make it politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing. Unless it is politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing, the right people will not do the right thing either, or it they try, they will shortly be out of office."

What we have now is the opposite, and the question is how to change it

Posted by: Kindltot at October 23, 2021 11:37 AM (KbLYZ)

139 If it patriotisms sits on a pile of skulls...I do not admire it.

Posted by: runner at October 23, 2021 11:38 AM (V13WU)

140 Hitler was a patriot. Let's admire him.
Posted by: runner at October 23, 2021 11:36 AM (V13WU)

____

I'm back!

Posted by: Godwin at October 23, 2021 11:38 AM (xDXlt)

141 *if patriotisms

Posted by: runner at October 23, 2021 11:38 AM (V13WU)

142 Hitler was a patriot. Let's admire him.

Posted by: runner at October 23, 2021 11:36 AM (V13WU)

.... made trains run on time. (Obligatory)

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 23, 2021 11:39 AM (kKWpr)

143 yikes ! typos galore

Posted by: runner at October 23, 2021 11:39 AM (V13WU)

144 What qualifies as "social-emotional learning"?

Convincing dumb asses that they're learning something, when in fact they're marinating in communist tripe.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 23, 2021 11:39 AM (YqDXo)

145 .... made trains run on time. (Obligatory)
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 23, 2021 11:39 AM (kKWpr)


yes, obligatory, but it is based on true sentiment of some Germans questioned after the camps and graves became a hot topic

Posted by: runner at October 23, 2021 11:40 AM (V13WU)

146 98 36 Your morning smile, vmom.
Skibum @heliski777
This was recorded today on international frequency that pilots use. repeated all day by pilots!
https://tinyurl.com/4y95hzx2
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 23, 2021 10:52 AM (UHVv4)


This is friggin' hilarious.
I shall share with the world.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 23, 2021 11:41 AM (axyOa)

147 9 It does show that the Leftists do collude with each other to hash out strategies.
Posted by: Skip at October 23, 2021 10:33 AM (2JoB
----------------------

Who knew? Apart from everybody.

Next up: the communist* front National School Board Association will now receive a bunch of awards, and henceforth will be characterized as "the award-winning National School Board Association."

* If you doubt this for a femtosecond, go to their website and look at their positions on, well, everything.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 23, 2021 11:41 AM (YqDXo)

148 Hitler was a patriot. Let's admire him.
Posted by: runner at October 23, 2021 11:36 AM (V13WU)

Where did I say to admire them. You're going into the media tactic of "Trump loves despotic tyrants!" Straw man.

Posted by: Buzzion at October 23, 2021 11:41 AM (FPw/K)

149 You know who else breathed oxygen???

Posted by: Dr. Varno at October 23, 2021 11:41 AM (vuisn)

150 I have girls in high school (Fairfax County!) and the school board and staff is woker than woke, driven by a 70%+ Democrat electorate. I had boys in high school 4 years ago.

I think there is some good news. The appearance of high schoolers today is more "normal" than it was 4 years ago. Less blue hair on the girls. Less soy in the boys. A lot less gender bending it seems. The girls for sure have not abandoned "traditional Western standards of beauty" regardless of whether Western or not.

And while the kids can't soak in that woke without some of it sticking, they seem to be rejecting a lot of it, and making fun of it.

There is hope.

Posted by: blaster at October 23, 2021 11:41 AM (mbFEM)

151 Visited Russia a few years ago and homosexuality was frowned on. I'm guessing transgenderism is a bit more problematic for them.
Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at October 23, 2021 11:34 AM (2NHgQ)

For reasons, Iran is one of the leading countries on performing "gender transition" surgeries.

Basically, Islam seems to allow men to bugger each other, but frowns on anyone calling themselves gay. So... you can get it lopped off. Then you get to be a woman! Yay.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 11:41 AM (PPjVU)

152 I think Kroger uses my shopping card data to select which previously frequently bought items to be chronically out of on the shelves. It's quite selective - every other variety is stocked to abundance, but that one type I regularly buy is missing.

Canned veggies of all types, except sliced beets.
Garbage bags of all sizes and types, except 4 gal bags.
All spray cleaners, except Kaboom Shower cleaner
All sliced cheeses, except Kroger brand Pepper Jack
All TP, except Scott 12 or 18 pak
etc.

It's a conspiracy, I tells ya

Posted by: Count de Monet, IF, Unvaccinated Kulak-American at October 23, 2021 11:42 AM (4I/2K)

153 Yep, always secure "working definitions" while debating a partisan -- it's hard to do at the outset since conversations don't always have a predictable flow.

Posted by: Coki at October 23, 2021 11:42 AM (+Bpig)

154 they do it everywhere with language and they definitely don't want terms defined if they can get away with it. the cdc even change the definition of vaccine away from providing immunity and is in the process of changing fully vaxxed now to include a booster.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 23, 2021 11:42 AM (r5BVk)

155 yes, some will start with (obligatory) skulls of enemies blah, blah, blah, blah. it is all good, but at some point all become enemies

Posted by: runner at October 23, 2021 11:43 AM (V13WU)

156 151 Visited Russia a few years ago and homosexuality was frowned on. I'm guessing transgenderism is a bit more problematic for them.
Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at October 23, 2021 11:34 AM (2NHgQ)

For reasons, Iran is one of the leading countries on performing "gender transition" surgeries.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 11:41 AM (PPjVU)

Well, until the U.S.A can accommodate trans needs, I say we send trans persons to Iran.

Posted by: Coki at October 23, 2021 11:44 AM (+Bpig)

157 Handy thing about social-emotional learning. It can't be objectively measured.

Posted by: Emmie at October 23, 2021 11:44 AM (6RgRK)

158 Dang, even Putin would make a better president than Biden.

==

let's not exaggerate; Putin is a killer and an absolute tyrant and so is his government
Posted by: runner


And the Dems aren't?

Posted by: rickb223 at October 23, 2021 11:44 AM (ihL3x)

159 Where did I say to admire them. You're going into the media tactic of "Trump loves despotic tyrants!" Straw man.
Posted by: Buzzion at October 23, 2021 11:41 AM (FPw/K)

my dear boy, you made a mistake in getting lost in admiring one beautiful trait, regardless of all the others, got caught and now on the defensive

Posted by: runner at October 23, 2021 11:44 AM (V13WU)

160 Where did I say to admire them. You're going into the media tactic of "Trump loves despotic tyrants!" Straw man.

Posted by: Buzzion at October 23, 2021 11:41 AM (FPw/K)

Yeah, I didn't jump to that conclusion of admiring him. A comparison of intent is all. But wtfdik.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 23, 2021 11:45 AM (kKWpr)

161 14 Stop needling Muldoon. We're lucky to have him here!
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 23, 2021 10:38 AM (UHVv4)


Who was needling Muldoon?
I don't see the point.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 23, 2021 11:45 AM (axyOa)

162 Thanks Muldoon. I got it and replied to you. Basically it's .8 cm deep and healing from the inside out. Thanks again.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at October 23, 2021 11:47 AM (2NHgQ)

163 yikes ! typos galore
Posted by: runner


Dear Lord,
forgive my typos as I forgive those that typo against me.
Amen

Posted by: rickb223 at October 23, 2021 11:48 AM (ihL3x)

164 For all his faults Putin (or insert Stalin, Hitler, etc) is a patriot...is not a good argument.

Posted by: runner at October 23, 2021 11:48 AM (V13WU)

165 "I do not believe that the solution to our problem is simply to elect the right people. The important thing is to establish a political climate of opinion which will make it politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing. Unless it is politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing, the right people will not do the right thing either, or it they try, they will shortly be out of office."

What we have now is the opposite, and the question is how to change it
Posted by: Kindltot at October 23, 2021 11:37 AM (KbLYZ)

That's it, thanks. My memory is kind of a sewer for various ideas. Have to get a pool net to find what I want sometimes.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 23, 2021 11:49 AM (csEWM)

166 Who was needling Muldoon?
I don't see the point.
Posted by: Diogenes at October 23, 2021 11:45 AM (axyOa)

-----------

He has the position of King of the Limericks all sewn up.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at October 23, 2021 11:49 AM (kTF2Z)

167 Diogenes, I saw your comment about Flash Cadillac the other night and thought you might be interested to know that they are playing in Colorado Springs next month. It's their first show in two years due to Covid restrictions on venues.

Posted by: Emmie at October 23, 2021 11:50 AM (6RgRK)

168 And FINALLY, the National School Board Association has apologized for their letter. (new news).

Stopping here is why we lose.

They issue an empty apology while the FBI no doubt now has open files on parents and is moving out on their orders.

Apology is insufficient. They should be forced to demand the FBI stop everything, retract their position and pay for any damages they have caused.
Posted by: DPICM at October 23, 2021 11:16 AM (M2VUX)
--------------------

Demand their dissolution, and that Democrat politicians condemn them.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 23, 2021 11:50 AM (YqDXo)

169 I have girls in high school (Fairfax County!) and the school board and staff is woker than woke, driven by a 70%+ Democrat electorate. I had boys in high school 4 years ago.

I think there is some good news. The appearance of high schoolers today is more "normal" than it was 4 years ago. Less blue hair on the girls. Less soy in the boys. A lot less gender bending it seems. The girls for sure have not abandoned "traditional Western standards of beauty" regardless of whether Western or not.

And while the kids can't soak in that woke without some of it sticking, they seem to be rejecting a lot of it, and making fun of it.

There is hope.

Posted by: blaster at October 23, 2021 11:41 AM (mbFEM)

that place was big government Repub not that many years ago. And even that doesn't explain it all. I saw things that would make any modern Repub blush. It was a normal place and people were allowed to be normal. Today the leftisim is so absurd, it has to be mocked. But make no mistake,it is entrenched.

Posted by: Quint at October 23, 2021 11:50 AM (phYRn)

170 Dang, even Putin would make a better president than Biden.

==

let's not exaggerate; Putin is a killer and an absolute tyrant and so is his government
Posted by: runner


And the Dems aren't?
Posted by: rickb223 at October 23, 2021 11:44 AM (ihL3x)

Seth Rich, Ashlee Babbitt, and the Jan 6 political prisoners agree.

Posted by: LASue at October 23, 2021 11:50 AM (Ed8Zd)

171 Who was needling Muldoon?
I don't see the point.
Posted by: Diogenes at October 23, 2021 11:45 AM (axyOa)
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He has the position of King of the Limericks all sewn up.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at October 23, 2021 11:49 AM (kTF2Z)
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Let's not knitpick.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 23, 2021 11:50 AM (YqDXo)

172 Who was needling Muldoon?
I don't see the point.
Posted by: Diogenes at October 23, 2021 11:45 AM (axyOa)

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He has the position of King of the Limericks all sewn up.
Posted by: Duke Lowell

I am going to have to thread my way between all of these puns.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 23, 2021 11:51 AM (ihL3x)

173 46 Dems have abandoned the "tax upper middle class more" plan and are now going for billionaires. Which is politically popular and what the GOP should have done in 2017.

The plan is to tax the increase in wealth yearly, even if nothing is sold. Capital gains tax whether you sell or not. It's what I have been saying forever here. Someone at the WH is taking notes, lol.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 23, 2021 10:56 AM (xDXlt


You've fallen right into the leftist class warfare thought process then. I say tax EVERYONE at ten percent of earnings no matter what form that might be.

The problems we have right now aren't because of people earning money. The problems we have is people craving power over others.

Posted by: Justsayin' at October 23, 2021 11:52 AM (Fs5vw)

174 Diogenes, here are the details:

https://stargazerstheatre.com/product/
flash-cadillac/

I heard they were also live-streaming, but the main page doesn't indicate that. Hmmmm.

Posted by: Emmie at October 23, 2021 11:52 AM (6RgRK)

175 Let's not knitpick.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 23, 2021 11:50 AM (YqDXo)

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What can I say? You reap what you sew.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at October 23, 2021 11:52 AM (kTF2Z)

176 Putin is a patriot and a piece of shit human being.
Biden is both a piece human and hates his country.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 23, 2021 11:52 AM (xDXlt)

177 Demand their dissolution, and that Democrat politicians condemn them.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay

This....attack attack attack. No quarter. That's where we fail.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 23, 2021 11:52 AM (kKWpr)

178 or all his faults Putin (or insert Stalin, Hitler, etc) is a patriot...is not a good argument.

Posted by: runner at October 23, 2021 11:48 AM (V13WU)

To an American, the term "patriot" has a very specific meaning. That is why many define themselves as patriots, not as nationalists.

Posted by: Quint at October 23, 2021 11:53 AM (phYRn)

179 Seth Rich, Ashlee Babbitt, and the Jan 6 political prisoners agree.
Posted by: LASue


Along with Jeffrey Epstein and Hillary's 56 "friends" who committed "suicide".

Posted by: rickb223 at October 23, 2021 11:53 AM (ihL3x)

180 164 For all his faults Putin (or insert Stalin, Hitler, etc) is a patriot...is not a good argument.
Posted by: runner at October 23, 2021 11:48 AM (V13WU)

But it is a descriptive one: you mistake the point trying to be made- none of us are saying these guys were 'good' people. They were not noble leaders.

The fundamental difference, and this might be one that I cannot think of any historical parallel for, is that ANY leader elected or not, wants to increase the power and security of that nation. They do not actively and consciously choose policies that will harm their people and the ability of their nation to function. They may do things to increase their own personal power, but they do not try to literally destroy how their country functions.

The only parallel I can think of is Hugo Chavez. However, he at least thought he was making the country run better by destroying his political enemies and nationalizing everything in sight. Hmmm, maybe not so different after all.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 23, 2021 11:53 AM (csEWM)

181 Today the leftisim is so absurd, it has to be mocked. But make no mistake,it is entrenched.
Posted by: Quint at October 23, 2021 11:50 AM (phYRn)

and it is the default. The new "normal" as it were. Even Clinton-era leftyisms are considered quaint notions now, like the '50s culture.

Posted by: Count de Monet, IF, Unvaccinated Kulak-American at October 23, 2021 11:54 AM (4I/2K)

182 For all his faults Pol Pot was a patriot. It is just that according to him half were not real Cambodians. They had to be eliminated.

Posted by: Phuk Ho Le at October 23, 2021 11:54 AM (AT0xG)

183 Church
King James Only Pastor Leads Congregation In Chant Of 'Knoweth Joe Biden!'
October 22nd, 2021 116

From the Bee.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at October 23, 2021 11:54 AM (d9FiS)

184 You've fallen right into the leftist class warfare thought process then. I say tax EVERYONE at ten percent of earnings no matter what form that might be.

The problems we have right now aren't because of people earning money. The problems we have is people craving power over others.
Posted by: Justsayin' at October 23, 2021 11:52 AM (Fs5vw)

I still like: eliminate all taxes. Replace with a single sales tax. Perfectly progressive and proportional.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 23, 2021 11:54 AM (csEWM)

185 167 Diogenes, I saw your comment about Flash Cadillac the other night and thought you might be interested to know that they are playing in Colorado Springs next month. It's their first show in two years due to Covid restrictions on venues.
Posted by: Emmie at October 23, 2021 11:50 AM (6RgRK)


Dang!
That's awesome. The first concert I attended in college. It was a blast!
Thanxs for the link. I'll snoop around too to see about live streaming

Posted by: Diogenes at October 23, 2021 11:55 AM (axyOa)

186 If it patriotisms sits on a pile of skulls...I do not admire it.
Posted by: runner at October 23, 2021 11:38 AM (V13WU)


I doubt anyone like or wants Putin, but there is that whole, "how come the tyrant who seized power thinks I should have more rights than the people who got elected to represent me?"

Posted by: Kindltot at October 23, 2021 11:55 AM (KbLYZ)

187 You've fallen right into the leftist class warfare thought process then. I say tax EVERYONE at ten percent of earnings no matter what form that might be.

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Sure that would be ideal, but will never happen. Taxing billionaires on their wealth is a good option B. I want Bezos to pay through the nose as well as Cuckerberg.

Cue the argument that they will have lawyers and accountants who will make sure they pay nothing. It's hard to avoid knowing their wealth when you can do simple math of how many shares of their company do they own x the price of the share. Then take 1% of that value. Done and done.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 23, 2021 11:55 AM (xDXlt)

188 182 For all his faults Pol Pot was a patriot. It is just that according to him half were not real Cambodians. They had to be eliminated.
Posted by: Phuk Ho Le at October 23, 2021 11:54 AM (AT0xG)

Cambodia is fascinating because I am not even sure they knew what the hell they were trying to accomplish. It is horrifying, do not get me wrong, but it is like: what the hell is your goal here, guys?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 23, 2021 11:56 AM (csEWM)

189 The plan is to tax the increase in wealth yearly, even if nothing is sold. Capital gains tax whether you sell or not. It's what I have been saying forever here. Someone at the WH is taking notes, lol.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 23, 2021 10:56 AM (xDXlt

If you don't think THIS IS a tax on the middle class who will find themselves not only paying increasing property taxes to their states but now also capital gains taxes as their house increases in value you are as much of an idiot as Joe Biden. You can bet that billionaires will be establishing charitable trusts so that 90-some percent of their assets are shielded from the taxman.

Posted by: PaleRider, wrecker at October 23, 2021 11:56 AM (pxVvf)

190 For all his faults Pol Pot was a patriot. It is just that according to him half were not real Cambodians. They had to be eliminated.
Posted by: Phuk Ho Le at October 23, 2021 11:54 AM (AT0xG)


You forgot, "also eliminate the people we can't feed and all the people who object to that"

Posted by: Kindltot at October 23, 2021 11:57 AM (KbLYZ)

191 I doubt anyone like or wants Putin, but there is that whole, "how come the tyrant who seized power thinks I should have more rights than the people who got elected to represent me?"
Posted by: Kindltot


NAILED IT.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 23, 2021 11:57 AM (ihL3x)

192 and it is the default. The new "normal" as it were. Even Clinton-era leftyisms are considered quaint notions now, like the '50s culture.

Posted by: Count de Monet, IF, Unvaccinated Kulak-American at October 23, 2021 11:54 AM (4I/2K)

that is scary and very true. Clinton,for all his ills, could not be elected dog catcher in that party today. Blair is so beyond modern Labour,I doubt he even mentions it as a thing.

Posted by: Quint at October 23, 2021 11:58 AM (phYRn)

193 If you don't think THIS IS a tax on the middle class who will find themselves not only paying increasing property taxes to their states but now also capital gains taxes as their house increases in value you are as much of an idiot as Joe Biden. You can bet that billionaires will be establishing charitable trusts so that 90-some percent of their assets are shielded from the taxman.
Posted by: PaleRider, wrecker at October 23, 2021 11:56 AM (pxVvf)

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This is why we will always lose. You are still stuck in 2002 where muhJobCreators need to pay low taxes. Cuckerberg wants you dead - literally - and you are fighting for him to pat as little tax as possible.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 23, 2021 11:59 AM (xDXlt)

194 Advertisers don't like when the word Rape appears on the front page. Ace ises R4pe instead.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 23, 2021 10:41 AM (sOw3B)



Fortunately for Ace, King Harv seems to be okay with rape.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 23, 2021 12:00 PM (VxC1e)

195 Who was needling Muldoon?
I don't see the point.
Posted by: Diogenes at October 23, 2021 11:45 AM (axyOa)


You're so sharp you'll stick yourself

Posted by: Kindltot at October 23, 2021 12:00 PM (KbLYZ)

196 I love the Bee so much.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at October 23, 2021 12:00 PM (OssQ4)

197 >>>I still like: eliminate all taxes. Replace with a single sales tax. Perfectly progressive and proportional.

That would also stop penalizing domestic goods by putting them at the same tax rate as imports.

Posted by: Phuk Ho Le at October 23, 2021 12:00 PM (vNgy1)

198 What's latin for en dementia es veritas? Biden's dementia is bringing out who that horrible man really is.

Posted by: Northernlurkerish at October 23, 2021 12:01 PM (cSyAR)

199 198 What's latin for en dementia es veritas? Biden's dementia is bringing out who that horrible man really is.
Posted by: Northernlurkerish at October 23, 2021 12:01 PM (cSyAR)

People show you who they are.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 23, 2021 12:02 PM (csEWM)

200 It depends on how you define the term. But I am not going along with the idea the term patriot is a bad thing. i would say nationalist is more wiggly. But that is an American way of looking at things.

in this country, we need more patriots. But of course they have to understand the term and buy in. They can look to those that came before, that would be a great tip.

Posted by: Quint at October 23, 2021 12:02 PM (phYRn)

201 Isn't DC-adjacent Loudoun County one of the most heavily libbed-up places in the US? It's great that they're taking on this CRT nonsense but a lot of this comes off as libs getting exactly what they voted for good and hard.

Posted by: CppThis at October 23, 2021 12:02 PM (UewuT)

202 comment about Flash Cadillac

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Lo these many years ago when I was in college, we went to a Flash Cadillac concert. They called for a Skin To Win Dance Contest. One of my professor's daughter won by showing some skin. The next day I saw here leaving her mom's office crying. That's right. Flash Cadillac is the Devil.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at October 23, 2021 12:03 PM (d9FiS)

203 No. I would support a true flat tax. Earnings should not be taxed at a higher rate than capital gains.

But if you think Billionaires and politicians don't already hide behind "charitable trusts" CGI anyone? so that they don't end up paying this shit you are an idiot. And I don't want a world where people are taxed extra because their house appreciated in value. Uncle Sam gets his cut when they sell, he doesn't need to be getting paid off while they are still working on paying off their mortgage.

Posted by: PaleRider, wrecker at October 23, 2021 12:03 PM (pxVvf)

204 What's latin for en dementia es veritas? Biden's dementia is bringing out who that horrible man really is.
Posted by: Northernlurkerish

It intensifies his personality.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at October 23, 2021 12:04 PM (d9FiS)

205 If you don't think THIS IS a tax on the middle class who will find themselves not only paying increasing property taxes to their states but now also capital gains taxes as their house increases in value you are as much of an idiot as Joe Biden. You can bet that billionaires will be establishing charitable trusts so that 90-some percent of their assets are shielded from the taxman.
Posted by: PaleRider, wrecker at October 23, 2021 11:56 AM (pxVvf)


Well it is MooMoo so...

Posted by: Buzzion at October 23, 2021 12:04 PM (vMCab)

206 Pace Aetius above, I don't think a tyrant needs to love his country/nation, inasmuch as the state exists merely as a function of his power. It is the love of power, not love of the country, that makes the tyrant. Hitler was freaking Austrian!

But, anyway, I cannot comprehend how a representative democracy can choose leaders who do not want to put their country first. And yet here we are. It must lead to the Death of the West, there is no other outcome.

Posted by: blaster at October 23, 2021 12:05 PM (mbFEM)

207 If regulations and bureaucrats were eliminated we wouldn't have a tax problem and the govt wouldn't have an income problem.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 23, 2021 12:05 PM (qrcf4)

208 Lo these many years ago when I was in college...


Yeah. Being in my 20's in the 70's was a lot more fun than being in my 70's in the 20's.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 23, 2021 12:06 PM (axyOa)

209 Since we're throwing back to 2002 and demanding low taxes on billionaires, how about we go back to loving the idea of nation building in Iraq too.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 23, 2021 12:06 PM (xDXlt)

210 I'll snoop around too to see about live streaming
Posted by: Diogenes at October 23, 2021 11:55 AM (axyOa)


The mental exercise the other night included bringing back deceased band members, and while we can't do that, we do have "Son of Spike" in the band now. Brought down the average age.

Posted by: Emmie at October 23, 2021 12:07 PM (6RgRK)

211 Isn't DC-adjacent Loudoun County one of the most heavily libbed-up places in the US? It's great that they're taking on this CRT nonsense but a lot of this comes off as libs getting exactly what they voted for good and hard.

Posted by: CppThis at October 23, 2021 12:02 PM (UewuT)

it used to be horse country. Well off horse country, to be sure. Now it is uber rich lefty country. They have houses in former horse country that would make the richest of the rich blush. There is a reason it is almost impossible for a Repub to win statewide in VA. I almost felt bad for Trump because he wanted VA so badly and I knew it would be impossible.

Posted by: Quint at October 23, 2021 12:07 PM (phYRn)

212 198 What's latin for en dementia es veritas? Biden's dementia is bringing out who that horrible man really is.

Posted by: Northernlurkerish at October 23, 2021 12:01 PM (cSyAR
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He's showing us his master's thoughts.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 23, 2021 12:07 PM (qrcf4)

213 You've fallen right into the leftist class warfare thought process then. I say tax EVERYONE at ten percent of earnings no matter what form that might be.
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This. On welfare? No problem. Gross up welfare payments, and then tax them right back down to where they are now. Make clear that any tax increases will apply to welfare recipients too, in the same fashion.

And if welfare recipients don't pay the tax, they don't get welfare until they do. When welfare recipients have to queue up at the IRS and peel off some $100 bills (because the underclass typically does not have a checking account), their minds will be focused on fiscal probity.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 23, 2021 12:07 PM (YqDXo)

214
Cambodia is fascinating because I am not even sure they knew what the hell they were trying to accomplish. It is horrifying, do not get me wrong, but it is like: what the hell is your goal here, guys?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 23, 2021 11:56 AM (csEWM)


Go watch some videos of the Killing Fields. Many of the perpetrators are still alive and still think what they did was for the good of Cambodia and therefore justified.

If given a chance, they'd do it again.

Posted by: Justsayin' at October 23, 2021 12:07 PM (Fs5vw)

215 Nobody light a match. The straw man is shedding everywhere.

Posted by: PaleRider, wrecker at October 23, 2021 12:07 PM (pxVvf)

216 three months ago, Brandon Brown, whose win triggered the Let's Go Brandon! meme, couldn't get a sponsor for his car.

Today: Legend

https://tinyurl.com/s9rx4c5a

Posted by: kallisto at October 23, 2021 12:08 PM (DJFLF)

217 And I don't want a world where people are taxed extra because their house appreciated in value. Uncle Sam gets his cut when they sell, he doesn't need to be getting paid off while they are still working on paying off their mortgage.
Posted by: PaleRider, wrecker at October 23, 2021 12:03 PM (pxVvf)

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LOL. Yeah because the wealth tax on billionaires will apply to your house that appreciates $50K a year. If you took 30 seconds to look at the details, it will apply to people with an income of $100M or higher. muhMiddleClass huh?

Again, this is we we will always lose. They want to kill you, you're fighting on their behalf cuz muhPrinciples.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 23, 2021 12:08 PM (xDXlt)

218 209 Since we're throwing back to 2002 and demanding low taxes on billionaires, how about we go back to loving the idea of nation building in Iraq too.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 23, 2021 12:06 PM (xDXlt)
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As if billionaires don't have squads of CPAs to help them duck most taxes. In addition to which, there aren't all that many of them. Where is the money? In the middle class.

Don't fall for leftist class warfare.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 23, 2021 12:09 PM (YqDXo)

219 Hope you have something nice planned for the weekend.

Just cleaning some props.

Posted by: Alec Baldwin at October 23, 2021 12:10 PM (pbStR)

220 They called for a Skin To Win Dance Contest. One of my professor's daughter won by showing some skin. The next day I saw here leaving her mom's office crying. That's right. Flash Cadillac is the Devil.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at October 23, 2021 12:03 PM (d9FiS)


That sounds like when they were still in Boulder. I've heard of the "Skin to Win" twist contests, but that was way before my time.

Posted by: Emmie at October 23, 2021 12:10 PM (6RgRK)

221 201 Isn't DC-adjacent Loudoun County one of the most heavily libbed-up places in the US? It's great that they're taking on this CRT nonsense but a lot of this comes off as libs getting exactly what they voted for good and hard.
Posted by: CppThis at October 23, 2021 12:02 PM (UewuT)


Yes and no. Over the past 20 years Loudoun has swung from 60-40 Republican to 40-60. It isn't deep deep blue like, say, the District of Columbia. And, what many people miss is that it isn't so much government workers and contractors that drive this - it is a big tech corridor, and they bring tech values to the party.

They are majority Democrat, but within that majority is an EXTREMELY hard core Left. As I like to point out, that government contractor who got fired for having a picture of her flipping off Trump's motorcade was rewarded by the good people of Loudoun by electing her to the County Board of Supervisors. And she is VERY supportive of the School Board. So, yes, they are getting what they voted for, good and hard. But there is a fairly sizable minority who did not.

Posted by: blaster at October 23, 2021 12:10 PM (mbFEM)

222 Being in my 20's in the 70's was a lot more fun than being in my 70's in the 20's.
Posted by: Diogenes

Harsh, dude. Harsh but fair.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at October 23, 2021 12:10 PM (d9FiS)

223 207 If regulations and bureaucrats were eliminated we wouldn't have a tax problem and the govt wouldn't have an income problem.
Posted by: Braenyard at October 23, 2021 12:05 PM (qrcf4)


This is true. AllenG had a great solution to all of it.

Posted by: Justsayin' at October 23, 2021 12:11 PM (Fs5vw)

224 LOL. Yeah because the wealth tax on billionaires will apply to your house that appreciates $50K a year. If you took 30 seconds to look at the details, it will apply to people with an income of $100M or higher. muhMiddleClass huh?
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2021: $100 M or higher
2022: $10 M or higher
2023: $1 M or higher
2024: $100 K or higher
2025: $10 K or higher
2026: $1000 or higher
2027: $100 or higher
2028: $10 or higher
2029: $1 or higher
2030: 10 aluminum cans or higher

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 23, 2021 12:11 PM (YqDXo)

225 As if billionaires don't have squads of CPAs to help them duck most taxes. In addition to which, there aren't all that many of them. Where is the money? In the middle class.

Don't fall for leftist class warfare.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 23, 2021 12:09 PM (YqDXo)


Again, it's MooMoo/Lurking Lurker. That shows the level of thought of the person you're engaging with.

Posted by: buzzion at October 23, 2021 12:11 PM (vMCab)

226 Rape statistics show that rape has decreased by about 85% since 1980
Sexual repression was a main cause
Liberalization of sex reduces sexual abuse which happens much more frequently in closed off repressed societies such as withOrthodox Jews, Evangelical Christians extreme Islam or the Amish

Posted by: Kurt at October 23, 2021 12:11 PM (0h3lo)

227 IIRC it took Obama's hatchet man Richardson about eight months to bid down his tax scheme from "millionaire tax" to "oh, yeah, everyone's gonna pay more". Any proposed wealth tax will follow that pattern, just sayin'

Posted by: CppThis at October 23, 2021 12:11 PM (UewuT)

228 I remember a story about a pastor who, many years, spent his last years struggling with dementia. He apparently used the filthiest language as he declined.
My late wife had an aunt who developed some type of violent dementia. I don't believe she was previously violent.
I wonder about cases like that.

Posted by: Northernlurkerish at October 23, 2021 12:12 PM (cSyAR)

229 As if billionaires don't have squads of CPAs to help them duck most taxes. In addition to which, there aren't all that many of them. Where is the money? In the middle class.

Don't fall for leftist class warfare.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 23, 2021 12:09 PM (YqDXo)

____

This magical CPAs are always the argument against this. You're buying into the leftist idea that the rich don't pay anything. So which is it?

There are 700 billionaires in the us with a net worth in the trillions. Tax that shit at 1% a year and it's a good chunk of money.

But we don't dare tax them cuz that's socialism or something.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 23, 2021 12:12 PM (xDXlt)

230 Oh!
Gun show in Enumclaw going on.
Back later gang!

Posted by: Diogenes at October 23, 2021 12:13 PM (axyOa)

231 And I don't want a world where people are taxed extra because their house appreciated in value.

We can't rely on the intrinsic value going up, so we create the inflation to provide the illusion of appreciation.

You're welcome!

Posted by: Uncle Sam at October 23, 2021 12:14 PM (pbStR)

232 228 I remember a story about a pastor who, many years, spent his last years struggling with dementia. He apparently used the filthiest language as he declined.
My late wife had an aunt who developed some type of violent dementia. I don't believe she was previously violent.
I wonder about cases like that.
Posted by: Northernlurkerish at October 23, 2021 12:12 PM (cSyAR)



Probably the case of the part of their brain that deteriorates is supposed to regulate those things. You ever hear the stories about like the guy that actually had a railroad spike go through his head and he miraculously lived, but people said he acted completely differently afterwards.

Posted by: buzzion at October 23, 2021 12:15 PM (vMCab)

233 They are majority Democrat, but within that majority is an EXTREMELY hard core Left.

I should also point out not just EXTREMELY hard core Left, but they have plenty of money. And either they don't have kids or their kids are in private school, so they are perfectly fine with experimenting with other people's kids.

Posted by: blaster at October 23, 2021 12:15 PM (mbFEM)

234 222 Being in my 20's in the 70's was a lot more fun than being in my 70's in the 20's.
Posted by: Diogenes

Harsh, dude. Harsh but fair.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at October 23, 2021 12:10 PM (d9FiS)


LOL!! Truth!

Posted by: Justsayin' at October 23, 2021 12:15 PM (Fs5vw)

235 Clown World solution to rape - groom the young to not resist.. it is liberating!

Posted by: Phuk Ho Le at October 23, 2021 12:17 PM (vNgy1)

236 This magical CPAs are always the argument against this. You're buying into the leftist idea that the rich don't pay anything. So which is it?
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Straw man alert. I didn't say they paid nothing; they actually pay quite a bit. But they can circumvent any punitive taxes they want to.
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There are 700 billionaires in the us with a net worth in the trillions. Tax that shit at 1% a year and it's a good chunk of money.
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Better idea: cut spending. Something like half of all CA tax revenues comes from ~1% of taxpayers. Which is why CA is trying to come up with ways of taxing those who flee the People's Republic.
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But we don't dare tax them cuz that's socialism or something.
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That's exactly what it is. The people who don't pay their fair share? The 47% of potential taxpayers who don't pay squat, but yet get to vote on raising tax rates.
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Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 23, 2021 12:12 PM (xDXlt)

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 23, 2021 12:17 PM (YqDXo)

237 Switzerland - that super duper socialist country - has a wealth tax. It's pretty simple, gross assets less debts. If that number is above a threshold, a % of it is taxed.

The highest rate is 0.3% for values over 3M Swiss Francs.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 23, 2021 12:18 PM (xDXlt)

238 There's a commercial for an AIDS drug (forget the name) that I saw yesterday on YouTube. One of the warnings says people assigned female gender at birth should not take this drug. Oh you mean WOMEN shouldn't take this drug?

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 23, 2021 11:25 AM


I can see a future commercial for Tampax: "If you were assigned the male gender at birth this product might not be for you. No wind surfing, water skiing, swimming or horseback riding for you, sorry."

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus, Vaccine and Massage Parlor at October 23, 2021 12:18 PM (dQvv7)

239 Uncle Sam gets his cut when they sell, he doesn't need to be getting paid off while they are still working on paying off their mortgage.

Posted by: PaleRider, wrecker at October 23, 2021 12:03 PM (pxVvf)
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School System gets the lions share in my neck of the woods.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 23, 2021 12:18 PM (qrcf4)

240 Better idea: cut spending.
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Sure in a perfect world. You know very well that is never going to happen. When was the last time govt spending shrank? 50, 60 years ago?

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 23, 2021 12:19 PM (xDXlt)

241 Has Biden contributed his fair share? I'm quite confident he's withdrawn more than his fair share.

Posted by: Northernlurkerish at October 23, 2021 12:19 PM (cSyAR)

242 It's sort of pointless talking about taxation when Congress hasn't been able to produce a legit budget in over a decade.

Also, unless we have a paradigm shift in thinking that treats the tax code as a method of funding the essential things we need rather than a scheme to reward or penalize in and out groups, it's all a masturbatory fantasy.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 23, 2021 12:19 PM (o4eP/)

243 And I don't want a world where people are taxed extra because their house appreciated in value.
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Or their investments.

Newsflash: the value of houses and investments goes up ... and sometimes goes down.

So if you tax any unrealized appreciation, do you reimburse taxpayers for any unrealized depreciation?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 23, 2021 12:19 PM (YqDXo)

244 Being in my 20's in the 70's was a lot more fun than being in my 70's in the 20's.

OT: interesting math. The pattern works only for people born in the 50's.

Posted by: t-bird at October 23, 2021 12:20 PM (sc/gu)

245 Sure in a perfect world. You know very well that is never going to happen. When was the last time govt spending shrank? 50, 60 years ago?
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 23, 2021 12:19 PM (xDXlt)
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All the more reason 1) to starve the beast, and 2) to eschew leftist class warfare ("It's OK, only the wealthy will pay.")

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 23, 2021 12:21 PM (YqDXo)

246 Grampa, Uncle Kurt escaped again.

Posted by: Arkansas Biden Baby at October 23, 2021 12:21 PM (Xrfse)

247 You forgot, "also eliminate the people we can't feed and all the people who object to that"
Posted by: Kindltot at October 23, 2021 11:57 AM (KbLYZ)

I find it comical that a comment about Putin being better than Biden turns into nonsense about Stalin and Hilter and Pol Pot, as if there's no difference between Putin and those guys. Throw in Mao and Xiping while you're at it.

If you think Putin is as bad as them... well, I stopped trying to reason with some commenters here long ago.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 12:21 PM (wgovh)

248 @ShimonPiamenta

Rare Footage, Flying over Belgium after WW1. Filmed by a French dirigible crew in 1919

https://tinyurl.com/yehfy8jx

Posted by: Tami at October 23, 2021 12:21 PM (cF8AT)

249 That's why we get angry Sundowner in middle of him speaking.

Posted by: Skip at October 23, 2021 12:21 PM (2JoB8)

250 I believe some Scandinavian countries levy fines relative to your income. For instance, a wealthy man caught speeding or driving impaired, would pay a lot heavier fine than a middle income person.

Posted by: Northernlurkerish at October 23, 2021 12:21 PM (cSyAR)

251 Being in my 20's in the 70's was a lot more fun than being in my 70's in the 20's.
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Tug McGraw (baseball pitcher, for those who might not know):

"In the 60s I threw in the 90s, and in the 90s I threw in the 60s."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 23, 2021 12:21 PM (YqDXo)

252 And now the Harris Junta and Creepy Uncle Joe Sideshow delays release of JFK files.
Got to keep the conspiracy theories theoretical.

Posted by: Phuk Ho Le at October 23, 2021 12:22 PM (vNgy1)

253 How did we get here?

Slow and steady evangelism by a host of swarming locusts eating into our system combined with laziness or fear of fighting back by the rest of the country, and an embrace of the hedonism, self-satisfaction, and corruption the left presented us with.

Being good and true and right is hard and requires self sacrifice. Nobody likes to do that. So the whispering wormtongues and fun cool dudes managed to steer most of society down a terrible path disguised as fun and cool.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 23, 2021 12:22 PM (KZzsI)

254 Also, unless we have a paradigm shift in thinking that treats the tax code as a method of funding the essential things we need rather than a scheme to reward or penalize in and out groups, it's all a masturbatory fantasy.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 23, 2021 12:19 PM (o4eP/)
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This.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 23, 2021 12:22 PM (YqDXo)

255 ("It's OK, only the wealthy will pay.")
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 23, 2021 12:21 PM (YqDXo)

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The wealthy are the only ones who pay now. 50% of the country pays nothing. And ironically enough, 50% of the country gets a govt check.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 23, 2021 12:23 PM (xDXlt)

256 Bloomberg@business
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is calling out Elon Musk for moving Tesla to Texas. In a bid for re-election, Murphy says people come to New Jersey for liberal values, not low costs
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Gimme a ticket for an aeroplane
Ain't got time to take a fast train
Lonely days are gone, I'm a-goin' home
Phil Murphy, just-a wrote me a letter

I don't care how much money I gotta spend
Got to get back to Jersey again
Lonely days are gone, I'm a-goin' home
Phil Murphy, just-a wrote me a letter

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at October 23, 2021 12:23 PM (d9FiS)

257 250 I believe some Scandinavian countries levy fines relative to your income. For instance, a wealthy man caught speeding or driving impaired, would pay a lot heavier fine than a middle income person.
Posted by: Northernlurkerish at October 23, 2021 12:21 PM (cSyAR)

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Finland does this. They also have zero tolerance for DUI.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 23, 2021 12:24 PM (xDXlt)

258 Cambodia is fascinating because I am not even sure they knew what the hell they were trying to accomplish. It is horrifying, do not get me wrong, but it is like: what the hell is your goal here, guys?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 23, 2021 11:56 AM (csEWM)


He thought he was following the goals of Lenin and Stalin with the advice of Kropotkin as he learned them in Paris. He was an intellectual with more learning than anything else.

Pol Pot used the chaos around a succession crisis and the dethronement of the King along with the chaos caused by the Viet Cong camping in Cambodia to start and complete a takeover of the country, and put into effect all the ideas to create an ethnically pure agricultural state for Cambodia to excise all those corrupting influences of the past.

But he was a modern man, with modern goals, educated in the most modern thought in the most advanced and humanist country on the Earth.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 23, 2021 12:24 PM (KbLYZ)

259 Thank you for the content. I may go to a school board meeting, even though I have no children. There are some elections coming up

I must have missed something. When did raped become "r4ped"?
Posted by: Cicero
This was explained a couple times during the week. Apparently using certain words on the web page, messes with advertising.

Posted by: MikeM at October 23, 2021 12:24 PM (aldSv)

260 Yeah. Being in my 20's in the 70's was a lot more fun than being in my 70's in the 20's.
Posted by: Diogenes at October 23, 2021 12:06 PM (axyOa)


I read your comment to "Butch" the bass player. He loved it and says he plans to use it at his next opportunity.

Posted by: Emmie at October 23, 2021 12:25 PM (6RgRK)

261 northernlurerish. Sweden. Hubby had a customer there that the wife was stopped for speeding. Cost him a bundle based on his yearly income.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at October 23, 2021 12:25 PM (2NHgQ)

262 Rape statistics show that rape has decreased by about 85% since 1980
Sexual repression was a main cause


Every single clause of this statement is factually false. Kurt is suffering from the same brain damage as Biden.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 23, 2021 12:25 PM (KZzsI)

263 The wealthy are the only ones who pay now.
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Exactly.

Why? Because they're easy to demonize. They're an easy target for demagogues.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 23, 2021 12:26 PM (YqDXo)

264 Rape statistics show that rape has decreased by about 85% since 1980
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Suggested addition: "A new study of rape statistics funded by the CPUSA shows that rape has decreased by about 85% since 1980."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 23, 2021 12:27 PM (YqDXo)

265 Also, unless we have a paradigm shift in thinking that treats the tax code as a method of funding the essential things we need rather than a scheme to reward or penalize in and out groups, it's all a masturbatory fantasy.

Yeah. I get the reason behind this but the switch from necessary funding to social manipulation was a very, very bad idea that has led to a host of problems and evils.

And its pushed on both sides, both have their moral code and want to use the power of government to punish/encourage behavior. That's not small government, and its always bad for liberty.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 23, 2021 12:28 PM (KZzsI)

266 Ah. So, folks, this "SEL" is good old-fashioned skinsuiting.

My daughter's therapists routinely refer to social/emotional development. And it's a well-defined, discrete thing having to do with the ways babies and toddlers naturally begin to socialize and connect with others around them. Luckily (thank G-d), she has no problems in this area, but many with her condition are severely retarded in this regard, taking years to catch up to "normal," or just never catching up at all.

We're talking about basic developmental stuff - crying, smiling, lifting legs during diaper changes, imitating family members, that sort of thing.

But it appears the Left has grabbed this term and turned it into "teaching Marxism." Of course, every single term of art teachers have is a euphemism for "teaching Marxism," so that's pretty predictable.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 23, 2021 12:28 PM (/KPLX)

267 Thanks guys! Feeling calmer now

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 23, 2021 12:29 PM (17J+L)

268 1913: Only the tippy top uber wealthy will pay this new income tax. Swearsies.

Posted by: Zombie Woodrow Wilson at October 23, 2021 12:29 PM (4I/2K)

269 hiya

Posted by: JT at October 23, 2021 12:29 PM (arJlL)

270 Firebombing businesses and police precincts = "they're just buildings"
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at October 23, 2021 10:47 AM (Do5/p)

Mostly peaceful protest!
--CNN Dude

Posted by: Flyover at October 23, 2021 12:30 PM (Rbu5d)

271 The Middle Class pays the bulk of taxes, along with small businesses. The very wealthy have the resources to avoid most of the taxation they owe.

I worked at the department of revenue in Oregon and saw tens of thousands of tax returns. The ones from the very rich came in half an inch thick and declared things like the glass on top of their desk for depreciation. It was outrageous and hilarious at the same time.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 23, 2021 12:30 PM (KZzsI)

272 Posted by: Kurt

Is this supposed to be a parody?

Hard to tell sometimes.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 12:30 PM (wgovh)

273 GARDEN NOOD

Posted by: Skip at October 23, 2021 12:31 PM (2JoB8)

274 Trolls should pay a 99 percent income tax. It would contribute much but they don't contribute anything.

Posted by: Northernlurkerish at October 23, 2021 12:31 PM (cSyAR)

275 Every single clause of this statement is factually false. Kurt is suffering from the same brain damage as Biden.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

It's Clydesdale sized horse shit.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at October 23, 2021 12:33 PM (d9FiS)

276 256 New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is calling out Musk for moving Tesla to Texas. ...Murphy says people come to New Jersey for liberal values, not low costs

-Gimme a ticket for an aeroplane -- Ain't got time to take a fast train -- Lonely days are gone, I'm a-goin' home - - Phil Murphy, just-a wrote me a letter

I don't care how much money I gotta spend
Got to get back to Jersey again
Lonely days are gone, I'm a-goin' home
Phil Murphy, just-a wrote me a letter
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With
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Paging FenelonSpoke to the view screen.
FenelonSpoke to the view screen for NJ thread winner.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 23, 2021 12:33 PM (qrcf4)

277 We're talking about basic developmental stuff - crying, smiling, lifting legs during diaper changes, imitating family members, that sort of thing.

But it appears the Left has grabbed this term and turned it into "teaching Marxism." Of course, every single term of art teachers have is a euphemism for "teaching Marxism," so that's pretty predictable.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 23, 2021 12:28 PM (/KPLX)

I think you nailed it. Not unlike the idea of "social Darwinism," which I admit I don't really know what it is, because it just looks like garbage leftist wordplay, as KT is saying.

The effects of delayed development are sometimes profound, and often THE underlying cause of many social ills, pretty much everything we look at that individuals are doing as adults, that are considered bad/wrong.

But the commie term? Social emotional "education," just sounds like more commie indoctrination bullshit.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 12:33 PM (wgovh)

278 Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice!,

Pixy made me do it.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 23, 2021 12:34 PM (qrcf4)

279 "They also have zero tolerance for DUI."

The death penalty seems a little harsh.

Posted by: lowandslow at October 23, 2021 12:34 PM (4thlk)

280 ___Finland does this. They also have zero tolerance for DUI.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 23, 2021 12:24 PM (xDXlt)
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Everybody walks in Finland?

Posted by: Braenyard at October 23, 2021 12:35 PM (qrcf4)

281 People throw around the concept of "Sexual repression" a lot but there's absolutely zero evidence for it in real life, and no data whatsoever that shows that refusing to have sex with people somehow warps and damages you. Its old Kinsley bullcrap from those unbelievably flawed and rigged studies done in the 50s.

There's zero scientific or philosophical support for it, period. Its just an excuse to act like depraved animals and claim its for your mental health.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 23, 2021 12:36 PM (KZzsI)

282 Everybody walks in Finland?

All I know is nobody walks in LA

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 23, 2021 12:36 PM (KZzsI)

283 Suggested addition: "A new study of rape statistics funded by the CPUSA shows that rape has decreased by about 85% since 1980."
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 23, 2021 12:27 PM (YqDXo)

When most of your government and corporate "leaders," and the education industrial complex are chest deep in sexual predation, especially on children, I kinda don't think it's a good idea to trust any of their statistics. Even Kirp's made up ones.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 12:36 PM (wgovh)

284 Now...all the teachers will talk like biden .

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at October 23, 2021 12:37 PM (295RA)

285 For all his faults Pol Pot was a patriot. It is just that according to him half were not real Cambodians. They had to be eliminated.
Posted by: Phuk Ho Le at October 23, 2021 11:54 AM (AT0xG)

Pol Pot, as well as many of the top leadership in the party, were former teachers.

Pol Pot Pol Pot Pol Pot!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 23, 2021 12:37 PM (R/m4+)

286 And in Egypt they walk funny

Posted by: Skip at October 23, 2021 12:38 PM (2JoB8)

287 A new study of rape statistics funded by the CPUSA shows that rape has decreased by about 85% since 1980

Literally no report makes this claim.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 23, 2021 12:38 PM (KZzsI)

288 256 New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is calling out Musk for moving Tesla to Texas. ...Murphy says people come to New Jersey for liberal values, not low costs
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Great. Then everybody is happy. Those who want liberal values move to NJ, those who want low taxes move to Texas. Yay federalism!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 23, 2021 12:39 PM (YqDXo)

289 FUCK JOE BIDEN! Clap clap clapclapclap

Posted by: Justsayin' at October 23, 2021 12:39 PM (Fs5vw)

290 Be back shortly, have to go on a few mile bike trip to get my truck.

Posted by: Skip at October 23, 2021 12:39 PM (2JoB8)

291 I must have missed something. When did raped become "r4ped"?
Posted by: Cicero
This was explained a couple times during the week. Apparently using certain words on the web page, messes with advertising.
Posted by: MikeM at October 23, 2021 12:24 PM (aldSv)
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Missed that but it makes sense.
If we all, in some way, cloaked the spelling of, for lack of better terms, vulgar or insensitive words we would aid in better and more lucrative advertising.

OK, it's a deal.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 23, 2021 12:39 PM (qrcf4)

292 You'll work harder with a gun in your back for a bowl of rice a day

https://youtu.be/UNMT4CCj7b0

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 23, 2021 12:40 PM (KZzsI)

293 A new study of rape statistics funded by the CPUSA shows that rape has decreased by about 85% since 1980

Literally no report makes this claim.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 23, 2021 12:38 PM (KZzsI)
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Of course not. The Reds haven't yet finished ginning it up out of whole cloth.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 23, 2021 12:40 PM (YqDXo)

294 Its old Kinsey bullcrap from those unbelievably flawed and rigged studies done in the 50s.
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Look up Kinsey's bio. Whoa. He was a sick puppy.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 23, 2021 12:42 PM (YqDXo)

295 The wealthy are the only ones who pay now.
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Exactly.

Why? Because they're easy to demonize. They're an easy target for demagogues.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 23, 2021 12:26 PM (YqDXo)

Except that's just not true. The transfer of wealth in 2020, was the greatest redistribution in history.

Who holds the wealth now? The wealthiest. Who lost vast amounts of wealth? The middle class. If one thinks the wealthy are somehow being put upon, you're not paying attention.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 12:42 PM (wgovh)

296 But, anyway, I cannot comprehend how a representative democracy can choose leaders who do not want to put their country first. And yet here we are. It must lead to the Death of the West, there is no other outcome.
Posted by: blaster at October 23, 2021 12:05 PM (mbFEM)


Tyrants must appease their supporters and goons, because when they fail to supply their needs and wants the supporters will overthrow the tyrant in favor of one who will. Smart tyrants bind their supporters' futures to theirs, often by antagonizing their subject population and neighbors to the point of being a personal threat to the ruling clique.

Those who are elected merely have to appease the system, and assure everyone that this system must be continued to avoid chaos and anarchy.
However when the system falls and the ruling clique are shown to be unable to keep it viable, they have to become tyrants to survive as well.

(crap, look at me, I sound like that Scots-Irish philosopher, MacOvielli)

Posted by: Kindltot at October 23, 2021 12:42 PM (KbLYZ)

297 Literally no report makes this claim.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 23, 2021 12:38 PM (KZzsI)

I know it's been said, many times many ways... ignore the trolls.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 12:44 PM (wgovh)

298
Who holds the wealth now? The wealthiest. Who lost vast amounts of wealth? The middle class. If one thinks the wealthy are somehow being put upon, you're not paying attention.
Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 12:42 PM (wgovh)


And who gave this wealth to the wealthiest? We did.

Posted by: Justsayin' at October 23, 2021 12:47 PM (Fs5vw)

299 I bet Kurt's mom sometimes forgets he's in the basement and doesn't feed him for days, which accounts for his feebleness of mind.

Posted by: Northernlurkerish at October 23, 2021 12:47 PM (cSyAR)

300 Look up Kinsey's bio. Whoa. He was a sick puppy.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 23, 2021 12:42 PM (YqDXo)

I've met William Masters, of Masters and Johnson fame. At the time he was going through a divorce from Virginia.

Showtime did a somewhat fictionalized version of the Masters and Johnson story, including having Lizzy Kaplan playing Virginia Johnson. Lizzy is smoking hot, Virginia... not so much.

Anyhoo, M and J weren't exactly swimming in normalcy themselves.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 12:48 PM (wgovh)

301 If one thinks the wealthy are somehow being put upon, you're not paying attention.

Yeah the last ten years has seen the hugest shift of wealth to a smaller and smaller group of elites in American history. It is shocking.

We've had periods when there was a very small portion of the population had gargantuan percentage of the wealth in the nation (Like when JP Morgan literally had to bail out the US government with his own pocket change several times) but they built that money up with industry, genius, and ruthless business practices.

In this case, we had the wealth and its been taken away from the less wealthy and pushed into the hands of the very few insanely rich and powerful. From Ma and pa stores into the pockets of Jeff Bezos. From local banks into Chase Manhattan.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 23, 2021 12:49 PM (KZzsI)

302 I am triggered by the word Democrat, so it must be banned. It conjures fear in me due to its historical link to fighting for slavery, installing Jim Crow laws throughout the south. A major effort to ban the word Democrat would expose the left's sordid history and also expose the craziness of taking down Thomas Jefferson and anything else that is not 100% pure in their eyes.

Posted by: Franktrain at October 23, 2021 12:49 PM (C9SWs)

303 Who holds the wealth now? The wealthiest. Who lost vast amounts of wealth? The middle class. If one thinks the wealthy are somehow being put upon, you're not paying attention.
Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 12:42 PM (wgovh)

And who gave this wealth to the wealthiest? We did.
Posted by: Justsayin' at October 23, 2021 12:47 PM (Fs5vw)

The collective we aren't exactly bright. We're idiots. But we didn't deserve what they did to us in 2020, and are continuing to do now.

Covid was a calculated operation. Executed almost perfectly.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 12:49 PM (wgovh)

304 The Biden family should be taxed for the increase in their wealth above and beyond what can be explained by his taxable income.

Posted by: Northernlurkerish at October 23, 2021 12:50 PM (cSyAR)

305 >>>Anyhoo, M and J weren't exactly swimming in normalcy themselves.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 12:48 PM (wgovh)
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Read their book and excitedly went to one of their conferences.

Whoa brother.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 23, 2021 12:50 PM (qrcf4)

306 Missed that but it makes sense.
If we all, in some way, cloaked the spelling of, for lack of better terms, vulgar or insensitive words we would aid in better and more lucrative advertising.

OK, it's a deal.
Posted by: Braenyard

But is it r4pe r4pe?

Posted by: Whoopsie Goldbrick at October 23, 2021 12:51 PM (d9FiS)

307 The collective we aren't exactly bright. We're idiots. But we didn't deserve what they did to us in 2020, and are continuing to do now.

We just watched them shift enormous amounts of cash and power to a very small number of mega corporations who had caused the crisis to begin with in 2008 and we did nothing.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 23, 2021 12:51 PM (KZzsI)

308 In this case, we had the wealth and its been taken away from the less wealthy and pushed into the hands of the very few insanely rich and powerful. From Ma and pa stores into the pockets of Jeff Bezos. From local banks into Chase Manhattan.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 23, 2021 12:49 PM (KZzsI)

I've gone down the rabbit holes of conspiracy, and it's easy to get lost. But I find it hard NOT to think this operation has a MUCH worse stage coming, just around the corner.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 12:52 PM (wgovh)

309 I have a tuna steak which I plan to use to make dinner. I'm thinking I might make tacos.
Are tuna tacos a Freudian thing?

Posted by: Northernlurkerish at October 23, 2021 12:53 PM (cSyAR)

310 Why? Because they're easy to demonize. They're an easy target for demagogues.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 23, 2021 12:26 PM (YqDXo)


"populism is good when it designates scapegoats;
populism is bad when it says people have all the rights"

Remember that when you hear Populism=Fascist

Posted by: Kindltot at October 23, 2021 12:54 PM (KbLYZ)

311 Covid was a calculated operation.

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I doubt it was calculated for that purpose. But I have no doubt that members of our corporate incumbent capitalist class picked up the phone to the politicians they fund and said "while you're grabbing all the power, do it in a way that benefits *me.* Don't forget who pays for your campaigns and buys your first-class tickets on EpsteinAir."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 23, 2021 12:54 PM (/KPLX)

312 I am triggered by the word Democrat, so it must be banned. It conjures fear in me due to its historical link to fighting for slavery, installing Jim Crow laws throughout the south.

You know somewhere there are ivy league students who will say the exact same thing except substituting "Republican" for "Democrat" making it objectively untrue but still be taken seriously.

Posted by: Oddbob at October 23, 2021 12:55 PM (nfrXX)

313 Anyhoo, M and J weren't exactly swimming in normalcy themselves.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 12:48 PM (wgovh)
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Read their book and excitedly went to one of their conferences.

Whoa brother.
Posted by: Braenyard at October 23, 2021 12:50 PM (qrcf4)

I never met her. Literally wrote the book on sleeping one's way to the top.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 12:55 PM (wgovh)

314 Are tuna tacos a Freudian thing?

Well, it wasn't before but now by asking, you've made it one. Cool how pop psychology works, huh?

Posted by: Oddbob at October 23, 2021 12:56 PM (nfrXX)

315 Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 23, 2021 11:50 AM

Dissolution of the National School Board Association, along with forced denunciation by Democrats, might be a good idea. What is the purpose of this organization?

Word from the principled opposition is that the leadership sent in that letter without checking with the rest of the Association. So at the very least, the president of the organization should be banned from polite society.

Posted by: KT at October 23, 2021 12:57 PM (0ghg2)

316
In this case, we had the wealth and its been taken away from the less wealthy and pushed into the hands of the very few insanely rich and powerful. From Ma and pa stores into the pockets of Jeff Bezos. From local banks into Chase Manhattan.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 23, 2021 12:49 PM (KZzsI)


I don't know of anyone being forced to use Amazon. Or to post on twatter and Fecesbook. I haven't been given any ultimatums about buying a Tesla automobile.

The wealthy are getting wealthier because we're willing to give them our money. It's simple actually.

Posted by: Justsayin' at October 23, 2021 12:57 PM (Fs5vw)

317 Covid was a calculated operation.

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I doubt it was calculated for that purpose. But I have no doubt that members of our corporate incumbent capitalist class picked up the phone to the politicians they fund and said "while you're grabbing all the power, do it in a way that benefits *me.* Don't forget who pays for your campaigns and buys your first-class tickets on EpsteinAir."
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 23, 2021 12:54 PM (/KPLX)

Amazing Polly did a lot of the digging, and came up with video and corporate structures and connections between the power players in all these sectors. I'm sure she's still operating, but they banned her from Youtube, because of course they did.

It was all planned. All of it. It's still possible... POSSIBLE the covid release was accidental, but everything else has gone according to plan.

This comment was brought to you by Pfizer.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 12:59 PM (wgovh)

318 Are tuna tacos a Freudian thing?
Posted by: Northernlurkerish at October 23, 2021 12:53 PM (cSyAR)


No because Freud focused on phallic things.

Try Jung?

Posted by: Kindltot at October 23, 2021 12:59 PM (KbLYZ)

319 The wealthy are getting wealthier because we're willing to give them our money. It's simple actually.

Yes, we definitely should only buy stuff from other poor people.

Posted by: Oddbob at October 23, 2021 12:59 PM (nfrXX)

320 314 Are tuna tacos a Freudian thing?

Well, it wasn't before but now by asking, you've made it one. Cool how pop psychology works, huh?
Posted by: Oddbob at October 23, 2021 12:56 PM (nfrXX)
Exacly

Posted by: Northernlurkerish at October 23, 2021 12:59 PM (cSyAR)

321 I don't know of anyone being forced to use Amazon.

Maybe you missed last year, but most of us had to have everything delivered to our houses. And not by Ma and Pa shops.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 23, 2021 01:02 PM (KZzsI)

322 "populism is good when it designates scapegoats;
populism is bad when it says people have all the rights"

Remember that when you hear Populism=Fascist
Posted by: Kindltot at October 23, 2021 12:54 PM (KbLYZ)

Funny thing about scapegoats, sometimes it really is the goats doing all the scaping.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 01:02 PM (wgovh)

323 R*n P4ul (I know) has laid out how this works and how to take it over. How to take over local.

But in order to do this you must vote and then you, and many of you at the same precinct, must show up ready for mental confrontation.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 23, 2021 01:04 PM (qrcf4)

324 296 But, anyway, I cannot comprehend how a representative democracy can choose leaders who do not want to put their country first. And yet here we are. It must lead to the Death of the West, there is no other outcome.

Posted by: blaster at October 23, 2021 12:05 PM (mbFEM)
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Local politics. The local party masters pick who will be the primary candidate will be for us to vote for. The pick the sh*ts' that are good for their pocket.

That's how the worms get in. It's always a lesser of two evils instead of a white knight. (except for Trump - but he didn't go through the process.)

Posted by: Braenyard at October 23, 2021 01:04 PM (qrcf4)

325 Hey Alec Baldwin! Better stock up on lubricant for your stay in the big house you wormy piece of shit.

Posted by: Capital Eff at October 23, 2021 01:05 PM (2xGy+)

326 The wealthy are getting wealthier because we're willing to give them our money. It's simple actually.
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Yes, we definitely should only buy stuff from other poor people.
Posted by: Oddbob at October 23, 2021 12:59 PM (nfrXX)

See, that's our problem. We haven't immediately turned around our spending habits, to set up underground businesses where there are no mask and/or "vaccine" mandates before you're allowed to walk in the door.

I made the mistake in 2020 of not buying my own cow and chickens and farmland to feed me and my family. In my spare time. Once China and Bill Gates and fedgov (BIRM) own all the farmland, and I'm forced to eat bugs... if I'm properly vaccinate that is, I'll be sorry.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 01:06 PM (wgovh)

327 >>>Are tuna tacos a Freudian thing?

>Only if you're stuffing them down your lady friend's gullet with tequila chasers.

Posted by: Alec at October 23, 2021 01:06 PM (5l6FZ)

328 Maybe you missed last year, but most of us had to have everything delivered to our houses. And not by Ma and Pa shops.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 23, 2021 01:02 PM (KZzsI)


You HAD to have everything delivered? Or did you choose to have everything delivered?

Posted by: Justsayin' at October 23, 2021 01:08 PM (Fs5vw)

329 I know it's been mentioned before but my biggest gripe with our wealthy now is that none of them seem to have any appreciation or loyalty to this country and it's ideals. That's why I'm not going to sit around and defend them.

Posted by: lowandslow at October 23, 2021 01:08 PM (4thlk)

330 >>>Are tuna tacos a Freudian thing?

>Only if you're stuffing them down your lady friend's gullet with tequila chasers.
Posted by: Alec at October 23, 2021 01:06 PM (5l6FZ)

Later, she throws up all over you.

Posted by: Count de Monet, IF, Unvaccinated Kulak-American at October 23, 2021 01:08 PM (4I/2K)

331 R*n P4ul (I know) has laid out how this works and how to take it over. How to take over local.

But in order to do this you must vote and then you, and many of you at the same precinct, must show up ready for mental confrontation.
Posted by: Braenyard at October 23, 2021 01:04 PM (qrcf4)

One of my great regrets, and I would hope it is a regret of MOST of the commenters and COBS and Ace himself, is treating Ron Paul as if he's a joke. He's not. He's been right about damn near everything. And was slandered by many... including me.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 01:08 PM (wgovh)

332 Never enough caffeine, if you're still here - THANKS for telling me to call the tree nursery yesterday!
I did and apparently I have been overwatering - was told to stop watering for the rest of the season.

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 23, 2021 01:12 PM (17J+L)

333 You HAD to have everything delivered? Or did you choose to have everything delivered?
Posted by: Justsayin' at October 23, 2021 01:08 PM (Fs5vw)

What would it cost you to give a moment of open minded thought, to the possibility the so-called free market, isn't, and that the corporate powers are in bed with politicians to undermine the middle class?

I haven't read it yet, but I have a book sitting in arm's reach of me right now, "The War On Small Business," by Carol Roth. You might consider starting there. Or find her online.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 01:12 PM (wgovh)

334 Where things went really south was when the government was allowed to decide which businesses were and were not "essential." You could buy a loaf of bread at Wal Mart, but the local bakery was shit down. You could buy books at Target, but not the independent book store. Insanity.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at October 23, 2021 01:17 PM (kTF2Z)

335 You HAD to have everything delivered?

So, you did miss last year?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 23, 2021 01:17 PM (KZzsI)

336 That was a typo, but it kinda works.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at October 23, 2021 01:17 PM (kTF2Z)

337 329 I know it's been mentioned before but my biggest gripe with our wealthy now is that none of them seem to have any appreciation or loyalty to this country and it's ideals. That's why I'm not going to sit around and defend them.
Posted by: lowandslow at October 23, 2021 01:08 PM (4thlk)


You're right. I'm defending their right to earn, not their ideals. Their ideals suck. And they push those ideals onto politicians that want their donation because that's what DC is all about now. And the American population keep electing those politicians that keep supporting those ideals because they want the money for donations.

I can run this cycle all day long.

Posted by: Justsayin' at October 23, 2021 01:18 PM (Fs5vw)

338 One of my great regrets, and I would hope it is a regret of MOST of the commenters and COBS and Ace himself, is treating Ron Paul as if he's a joke. He's not. He's been right about damn near everything. And was slandered by many... including me.
Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 01:08 PM (wgovh)


Not all of them, but 'designated opponent' is a real thing with a kneejerk response.

the trick is to get people to nod along with unattributed ideas from Rothbard and Hoppe, that is the wedge.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 23, 2021 01:18 PM (KbLYZ)

339 What would it cost you to give a moment of open minded thought, to the possibility the so-called free market, isn't, and that the corporate powers are in bed with politicians to undermine the middle class?
...
Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 01:12 PM (wgovh)
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Corporatism

Posted by: Braenyard at October 23, 2021 01:20 PM (qrcf4)

340 335 You HAD to have everything delivered?
--------------------------

So, you did miss last year?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 23, 2021 01:17 PM (KZzsI)
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Never. One. Thing. Delivered. at my home.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 23, 2021 01:21 PM (qrcf4)

341 That was a typo, but it kinda works.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at October 23, 2021 01:17 PM (kTF2Z)

I thought so too.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 01:21 PM (wgovh)

342 Socialism always makes the richest richer

Posted by: Skip at October 23, 2021 01:22 PM (2JoB8)

343 335 You HAD to have everything delivered?

So, you did miss last year?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 23, 2021 01:17 PM (KZzsI)


It must really suck to live where you live then. You should move. Yeah, I know. You can't. Because reasons.

I still had the freedom to go to the store and shop last year. And I didn't wear a mask. I chose not to wear one.

Posted by: Justsayin' at October 23, 2021 01:23 PM (Fs5vw)

344 I can run this cycle all day long.
Posted by: Justsayin' at October 23, 2021 01:18 PM (Fs5vw)

The problem is, free marketeers keep missing the forest for the trees. It's not wrong to say capitalists have EVERY right to earn money through the free market.

The mistake is pretending this thing we're doing in this country is the free market, when it is damn near identical to fascism. And those corporate entities who buy the politicians? They're the bad guys. No matter what language they use, genuflecting before the sacred "free market" altar.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 01:25 PM (wgovh)

345 It must really suck to live where you live then. You should move. Yeah, I know. You can't. Because reasons.

I still had the freedom to go to the store and shop last year. And I didn't wear a mask. I chose not to wear one.
Posted by: Justsayin' at October 23, 2021 01:23 PM (Fs5vw)

Again, you're missing the forest for the trees. Just because YOU bucked the system (yay for you), doesn't mean the system didn't SYSTEMATICALLY destroy small businesses, through forcing... yes forcing, people to change their habits away from going into businesses, and turning to online shopping.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 01:27 PM (wgovh)

346
Never. One. Thing. Delivered. at my home.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 23, 2021 01:21 PM (qrcf4)

I had a four pack of beer delivered to my house from the local microbrewery. That was it.

Posted by: Northernlurkerish at October 23, 2021 01:27 PM (cSyAR)

347 I had a four pack of beer delivered to my house from the local microbrewery. That was it.

Posted by: Northernlurkerish at October 23, 2021 01:27 PM (cSyAR)
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Of course. A beer delivery in lieu of a DUI is prudent.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 23, 2021 01:32 PM (qrcf4)

348 Again, you're missing the forest for the trees. Just because YOU bucked the system (yay for you), doesn't mean the system didn't SYSTEMATICALLY destroy small businesses, through forcing... yes forcing, people to change their habits away from going into businesses, and turning to online shopping.
Posted by: BurtTC at October 23, 2021 01:27 PM (wgovh)


Small business is alive and well here. They never did shut down. They modified for awhile, but that's about it.

Again, it must really suck to live where you live

Posted by: Justsayin' at October 23, 2021 01:32 PM (Fs5vw)

349 Hey Alec Baldwin! Better stock up on lubricant for your stay in the big house you wormy piece of shit.

Posted by: Capital Eff at October 23, 2021 01:05 PM


He will pay off the fall guy for a short stay in prison, and buy the judge to reduce the sentence into 'slap on the wrist, lightly' territory for the fall guy. In about six months SNL will open with everyone in the audience singing Hallelujah while Alex appears to thunderous applause.

Third world country type justice.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus, Vaccine and Massage Parlor at October 23, 2021 01:34 PM (dQvv7)

350 Do I hear a Skipscythe in the background?

Posted by: Braenyard at October 23, 2021 01:34 PM (qrcf4)

351 The grocery store chain Giant here has food delivery, I never have had a home delivery of anything.
But they have a few cuties who run around doing shopping for others and that's nice. It's nicer if they didn't wear masks.

Posted by: Skip at October 23, 2021 01:43 PM (2JoB8)

352 How do you say ..Go Branson....in Russian?

Must include the threat of death in your answer.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at October 23, 2021 01:44 PM (295RA)

353 I try to support local businesses. If a store was open for business my preference was to go in to shop, rather than stay at home alone.

Posted by: Northernlurkerish at October 23, 2021 01:45 PM (cSyAR)

354 Poydem, Brendon
Because Pixy doesn't like Cyrillic

Posted by: Skip at October 23, 2021 01:48 PM (2JoB8)

355 Small business is alive and well here. They never did shut down. They modified for awhile, but that's about it.

Again, it must really suck to live where you live
Posted by: Justsayin' at October 23, 2021 01:32 PM (Fs5vw)



[tosses shovel at Justsayin]

Here, just in case you wear out your current one...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at October 23, 2021 01:49 PM (ZSK0i)

356 Luap Nor > Luap Dnar

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 23, 2021 01:52 PM (R/m4+)

357 Well Mr Skip...how do you say...Go Brandon in Woke English in the year 2024?

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at October 23, 2021 01:53 PM (295RA)

358 How do you say ..Go Branson....in Russian?

Must include the threat of death in your answer.
Posted by: Humphreyrobot at October 23, 2021 01:44 PM (295RA)
===
пошли Brandon!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 23, 2021 01:57 PM (EZebt)

359 Or Давай

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 23, 2021 01:59 PM (EZebt)

360 Was wondering this morning reading Talib ( might be right or wrong) congress woman and cohorts are pushing a really a blasphemy law on anyone saying bad things about Islam.
How many Americans have killed by jihadists. So reading another article brings up
John Allen Mohammed the DC sniper
Maj Nidal Hassan
San Bernardino couple

Has to be dozens of others

Posted by: Skip at October 23, 2021 01:59 PM (2JoB8)

361 354 was going to add When I paste it.

Posted by: Skip at October 23, 2021 02:01 PM (2JoB8)

362 Pulse nightclub.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 23, 2021 02:02 PM (63Dwl)

363 Back from the gun show.
Pretty sad actually.
Half the size it used to be.
Double the prices.
Lots of ammo but damn! $$$$!!!
On the upside i got in half price.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 23, 2021 02:07 PM (axyOa)

364 Article was at Gatestone a Jet Blue passenger tried to die by suicide while on a plane in the air taking anyone on it with him.
There have been a few world wide unexplained crashes this could be the reason.

Posted by: Skip at October 23, 2021 02:12 PM (2JoB8)

365 And so ends this thread, pondering getting Molly's Rigged book and start reading.

Posted by: Skip at October 23, 2021 02:25 PM (2JoB8)

366 On principle, there is *nothing* wrong with getting huge and rich. Hell, I work for a Fortune 500 firm. You know who they are. The CEO worked his way up from jack shit, he's a conservative, and he keeps the company 100% apolitical. We don't donate to anything except anodyne charities and programs to educate young men to go into our industry. Proud to work there. Wouldn't do it if I weren't.

But this is the exception that proves the rule.

Most of the crew that runs in this pack is what Rand was referring to as incumbent capitalists. I've worked for others, and seen it in action, and it's not pretty. The decision makers are Party men, through and through. They leverage their size and connections for rent-seeking manipulation of state subsidies and regulatory structures.

They are, in a word, fascists. And it's not good, and I won't sit there and pretend that this is "free" trade.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 23, 2021 02:26 PM (/KPLX)

367 "Social-emotional learning" was originally a therapeutic concept developed by psychologists treating emotionally stunted children that was smuggled into teaching pedagogy. Every study done about using "social-emotional learning" in schools has shown it to be B.S. (a waste of time).

Funny thing is, teachers claim to be in favor of science, but many their latest pedagogical theories (such as that other scam "differentiated learning") are shown to be ineffective when tested scientifically.

Studies persist in showing that the most traditional teaching methods work best, much to the chagrin of trend-seeking pedagogues. Too bad most parents (and it seems, teachers) are unaware of these studies, which teachers ignore in their headlong rush to follow the latest unproven fads.

Posted by: Rusty Trawler at October 23, 2021 02:30 PM (1ACtt)

368 So, dogs?

Posted by: Braenyard at October 23, 2021 02:30 PM (qrcf4)

369 Last!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at October 23, 2021 02:44 PM (kTF2Z)

370 This will be a good one for JJ's Monday Morning Report:

Bipartisan legislators demand answers from Fauci on 'cruel' puppy experiments

"Our investigators show that Fauci's NIH division shipped part of a $375,800 grant to a lab in Tunisia to drug beagles and lock their heads in mesh cages filled with hungry sand flies so that the insects could eat them alive," White Coat Waste said.

https://bit.ly/3E9jz0q

Michael Vick went to prison for dog fighting. Someone needs to contact PETA and all the female celebrities who pose naked for PETA to get their comments on Fauci torturing beagles for "science".

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at October 23, 2021 02:49 PM (Do5/p)

371 The Anarcho-libertarian fallacy is pretending that externalities do not and can not exist. The collectivist/progressive fallacy is pretending that every single facet of life is an externality.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 23, 2021 02:53 PM (6FeV1)

372 "Our investigators show that Fauci's NIH division shipped part of a $375,800 grant to a lab in Tunisia to drug beagles and lock their heads in mesh cages filled with hungry sand flies so that the insects could eat them alive," White Coat Waste said.

10% to the big guy, so no issue.

Posted by: HB at October 23, 2021 04:13 PM (dQvv7)

373 Looks like a nice day in Austin

Posted by: Skip at October 23, 2021 04:15 PM (2JoB8)

374 Nice day in Austin.
What did Abbott do?

Posted by: Braenyard at October 23, 2021 04:22 PM (qrcf4)

375 US GP is at Circuit of the Americas

Posted by: Skip at October 23, 2021 04:23 PM (2JoB8)

376 CHESS/DRESS NOOD

Posted by: Skip at October 23, 2021 04:30 PM (2JoB8)

377
"Our investigators show that Fauci's NIH division shipped part of a $375,800 grant to a lab in Tunisia to drug beagles and lock their heads in mesh cages filled with hungry sand flies so that the insects could eat them alive," White Coat Waste said.

10% to the big guy, so no issue.
Posted by: HB at October 23, 2021 04:13 PM (dQvv7)

---------

Deep down in places you talk about parties, you *want* me to feed those puppies to flesh-eating bugs. You *NEED* me feed those puppies to flesh-eating bugs!

Posted by: Bath House Scientist at October 23, 2021 04:31 PM (/KPLX)

378 Wait until you access videos on Edutopia that gush and gush and gush about "social-emotional learning". But...you know what's missing?

What "social-emotional learning" IS. And once I saw that, the red flags went up. Given that I was watching those videos on a website established by the educational establishment, I only had one option: Assume The Worst.

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