Crash: Economy Slows to Meager 2% Growth, the Worst Since the Start of Covid Recovery

The worst quarter of recovery -- anemic though it is -- since the economy actually contracted by about 28% for one quarter only in 2020, in the very beginning of worldwide pandemic panic and lockdowns, before roaring back the next quarter.

Obama specialized in quarters of 2% growth which he always claimed were signs of "green shoots" and the next "Recovery Summer."

81 million people, allegedly voted for the third term of Obama, and NeverTrump propagandized for the third term of a president they claimed to oppose.

Well, now they've got it. Here's your third term of Obama.

"Very disappointing," analysts say.

I'm sure this is all very unexpected to them.


Investors got some disappointing news about the economic rebound Thursday when the U.S. Commerce Department reported third-quarter GDP growth that fell short of economist expectations.

What Happened? U.S. GDP grew just 2% in the third quarter, short of economist estimates of 2.8%. Third-quarter growth represented the slowest rate since the pandemic recovery began.

Don't worry though, Business Insider says -- it only "seems discouragingly low," but in fact gives us a "clearer picture" about how external events, and definitely not the Biden Administration, are to blame for this near-collapse.

The third-quarter headline number may seem discouragingly low, but it gives investors a clearer picture of just how much of an impact supply chain disruptions, labor shortages and the delta variant of COVID-19 had on the economy in the third quarter.

Consumer spending in the quarter was up just 1.6% from a year ago after gaining 12% in the second quarter. Spending on goods dropped 9.2% in the quarter, but services spending grew 7.9%.

The U.S. trade deficit also widened to a near-record $73.3 billion, weighing on growth.

See? Nothing there has anything to do with falls in consumer confidence due to out-of-control inflation, or people's doubts that the economy will be better next year.

And of course the near-record trade deficit has nothing to do with China Joe reversing Trump's course on trade.

Also, don't worry, because the same analysts who missed their forecasts this quarter are predicting big growth in the next quarter.

The GDP number was certainly disappointing, but there was a perfect storm of temporary circumstances weighing on growth in the third quarter that should potentially improve in the fourth quarter and beyond.

Temporary circumstances. One might even call them "transitory" circumstances.

Breitbart says the analysts' consensus was 2.9% -- and notes that prior estimates were even higher, before forecasters started Lowering Expectations (as the left urges the country to Lower Our Expectations and accept the New Normal).

The third-quarter GDP growth was initially forecast to be even more robust. As late as June, analysts were forecast growth of seven to better than nine percent. But the surge in virus cases, stronger than expected inflation, and supply bottlenecks dragged the economy down to a much slower pace.

From 9% to 2%. Oh well, Biden Happens! Same Biden, Different Day.

Consumer spending climbed just 1.6 percent in the third quarter, a big deceleration from the 12 percent pace of growth in the prior quarter. That was driven by the lack of durable goods sought by consumers and a fumbled handoff from goods to consumer spending as many Americans canceled travel plans and cut back on things like eating out at restaurants thanks to the Delta variant.

Again, none of this could possibly be blamed at Biden's and Blue State's overreaction to every covid uptick. This is all Very Organic, Totally Expected (even if Unexpected) and Not At All Due to Government Policies.

And not due to, say, permitting 70 cargo container ships holding 50,000 cargo containers to pile up outside of California before finally noticing it and recalling Pete Bootyjudge from his 2+ plus month Secret Vacation.

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1 sponge

Posted by: Bete at October 28, 2021 02:25 PM (Ojki1)

2 It will be corrected down, too.

Posted by: garrett at October 28, 2021 02:25 PM (N70Am)

3 Present

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 28, 2021 02:25 PM (BFigT)

4 Realistically speaking this is a recession, considering that they keep inventing new ways to turn bullshit fed-borrowing driven activity into +GDP.

Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at October 28, 2021 02:25 PM (qFRAe)

5 And let's fire a bunch of skilled workers because they won't get the jab. And let's mandate masks and vaccine passports. That will jump start everything!

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at October 28, 2021 02:26 PM (5HBd1)

6 >>Again, none of this could possibly be blamed at Biden...


He Stutters!

Posted by: garrett at October 28, 2021 02:26 PM (N70Am)

7 yields on thirty-year bonds are below the yields on twenty-year bonds. Can we say "inversion," kids?

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at October 28, 2021 02:26 PM (jOcSX)

8 all part of the plan

Posted by: kallisto at October 28, 2021 02:26 PM (DJFLF)

9 Recovery Christmas is going to be awesome.

Though the admin is saying people shouldn't be so materialistic...

So I guess they can claim to win either way!

Norms and no mean tweets for everyone!

Posted by: Bete at October 28, 2021 02:27 PM (Ojki1)

10 I can't wait for the revisions.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, OCP were the good guys at October 28, 2021 02:27 PM (LvTSG)

11 >>ields on thirty-year bonds are below the yields on twenty-year bonds.


We have already ordered up a bigger truck!

Posted by: Janet Yellen - Watermelon Sales at October 28, 2021 02:27 PM (N70Am)

12 "Again, none of this could possibly be blamed at Biden's and Blue State's overreaction to every covid uptick. This is all Very Organic, Totally Expected (even if Unexpected) and Not At All Due to Government Policies."

Why do you think this wasn't intentional?

Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at October 28, 2021 02:28 PM (qFRAe)

13 hiya

Posted by: JT at October 28, 2021 02:28 PM (arJlL)

14 Cloward-Piven is Infrastructure

Posted by: Hands at October 28, 2021 02:28 PM (786Ro)

15 "The GDP number was certainly disappointing, but there was a perfect storm of temporary circumstances weighing on growth in the third quarter that should potentially improve in the fourth quarter and beyond."


is that the same 4th quarter where Biden is trying to get 30% of the country fired from their jobs?

Posted by: x at October 28, 2021 02:28 PM (oA+QO)

16 Yes, this is all academic. The real, pressing question is "where's my treadmill?"

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 28, 2021 02:28 PM (BFigT)

17 Banana Republic is now a best case scenario, right?

Posted by: Just Lily at October 28, 2021 02:29 PM (vivhj)

18 *Sniff* What a wonderful present before I shuffle off the mortal coil, Bidet is going to have people longing for when I was president. What a guy!

Posted by: J Carter at October 28, 2021 02:29 PM (Ojki1)

19 Not enough Doom.
Where's Monty when you need him?

Posted by: Bosk at October 28, 2021 02:29 PM (x6uUk)

20 Obama's jobs number was readjust ed down around 70 times. Out of a possible 84.

Posted by: Rhennigantx at October 28, 2021 02:29 PM (FJuaY)

21 You will lose so much, you'll get tired of losing.

Posted by: Roy at October 28, 2021 02:29 PM (Ti+Tv)

22 Astonished that GDP growth was not negative. Either an irrepressibly vigorous private sector, or more likely, cooked numbers.

FWIW, "green shoots" is a Kudlowism, not a leftyism.

Posted by: gp at October 28, 2021 02:30 PM (qpX6U)

23 >all part of the plan
Posted by: kallisto at October 28, 2021 02:26 PM (DJFLF)

Bidum did promise us a "dark winter" multiple times. People are surprised by this?

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at October 28, 2021 02:30 PM (cSs/W)

24 Build Back Bukkake

Posted by: JackStraw at October 28, 2021 02:30 PM (ZLI7S)

25 Even with 15% inflation Biden could only get 2% growth? Musta fired a lot of people.

Posted by: t-bird at October 28, 2021 02:30 PM (OFJlJ)

26 All Trump's fault.

Ask anyone.

All Trump's fault.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 28, 2021 02:30 PM (2JVJo)

27 When the crash happens, it will be spectacular. And not in a good way.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 28, 2021 02:30 PM (Xrfse)

28 I find this hard to believe. Why POTATUS just this morning was telling us we've got more money in our pockets, and are spending it at record levels. Technically, the last bit is true. I never used to pay $20/lb for meat.

It's global warming that's the real threat to all of us. A killer hurricane is bearing down on us at this very moment, and will wipe out all life in North America unless we start riding on trains immediately.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 28, 2021 02:30 PM (wAnMi)

29 Putting the Fun in Fundamental Transformation.

Posted by: Prince Gaylord at October 28, 2021 02:30 PM (WmGrA)

30 My stocks are almost all up day on the news, except Mastercard and Visa which are getting ass-raped.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 28, 2021 02:30 PM (yQpMk)

31 That fucking Delta variant!

Posted by: steevy at October 28, 2021 02:31 PM (CYnTg)

32 Not enough Doom.

All is well!

Posted by: That guy who always says... at October 28, 2021 02:31 PM (Xrfse)

33
I hate these people and don't particularly want to help them succeed.

they do sound shitty.

well if the exemption buys you some time at least you can plan your escape while on their dime

Posted by: kallisto at October 28, 2021 02:31 PM (DJFLF)

34 Build Back Bukkake
Posted by: JackStraw at October 28, 2021 02:30 PM (ZLI7S)
.......

Joeconomy

Posted by: wth at October 28, 2021 02:31 PM (v0R5T)

35 What garrett said.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 28, 2021 02:31 PM (axyOa)

36 >>...except Mastercard and Visa which are getting ass-raped.


Field Trip!

Posted by: Kentucky HS Teachers at October 28, 2021 02:31 PM (N70Am)

37 Cabal of our enemies.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 28, 2021 02:31 PM (/hXfz)

38 I think this poor economy is what they want. They're only pretending to be upset about the bad numbers. It keeps the same ol' rich people at the top. The prices of things they don't want us buying are skyrocketing, and they're becoming harder to find.

Posted by: zmdavid at October 28, 2021 02:31 PM (xqRaG)

39 ace> but services spending grew 7.9%.

Bunch's layabouts buying on DoorDash.

Posted by: Golfman at October 28, 2021 02:31 PM (hOMhY)

40 my first nic for Bidet was Crash Test Dummy , I didn't realize the first part of that moniker would be literal

Posted by: kallisto at October 28, 2021 02:32 PM (DJFLF)

41 all part of the plan
Posted by: kallisto

Ooof !

Posted by: JT at October 28, 2021 02:32 PM (arJlL)

42 oh - @33 - was from last thread, reply to Joe Mannix

Posted by: kallisto at October 28, 2021 02:32 PM (DJFLF)

43 Recovery Fall, baby! Catch the fever!!

Posted by: Dr Spank at October 28, 2021 02:33 PM (4eNrQ)

44 A killer hurricane is bearing down on us at this very moment, and will wipe out all life in North America unless we start riding on trains immediately.
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead

Soon...

Posted by: GruppenFuhrer Buttgag at October 28, 2021 02:33 PM (WmGrA)

45 38 Oh yes indeed, they want themselves at the top and everybody else literally on the bottom. Mask up and serve us wretches...

Posted by: steevy at October 28, 2021 02:33 PM (CYnTg)

46 Why don't we just put Congresscritter seats up for highest cash bid?

Posted by: torabora at October 28, 2021 02:33 PM (N0PjA)

47 >And let's fire a bunch of skilled workers because they won't get the jab. And let's mandate masks and vaccine passports. That will jump start everything!
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at October 28, 2021 02:26 PM (5HBd1)

Yeah, wait until the clot shot mandates fully kick in by December. It really will be a Dark Winter. I'm sure that punishing some kulaks will take care of the problem, though.

Hope you're stockpiling some essential goods now.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at October 28, 2021 02:33 PM (cSs/W)

48 Lower your expectations like eating meat.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 28, 2021 02:33 PM (UHVv4)

49 When you buy an electric vehicle, you can go across America on a single tank of gas figuratively speaking. It's not gas. You plug it in."

Posted by: Uncle Joe at October 28, 2021 02:33 PM (FJuaY)

50 I read yesterday that someone--Atlanta Fed, I think--has forecast fourth quarter GDP at .2%. So yeah, everything's coming up friggin' roses.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at October 28, 2021 02:33 PM (sWM8x)

51 2% MY ASS. This most definitely will quietly be adjusted down. They made a stretch to get it to 2% because anything under that means a retarded monkey is in charge of the economy (not far from the truth). It's the Mendoza Line.

Posted by: Orson at October 28, 2021 02:33 PM (X+mLz)

52 Went grocery shopping today. Even Aldi has had to raise prices.

Posted by: gp at October 28, 2021 02:34 PM (qpX6U)

53 >You will lose so much, you'll get tired of losing.
Posted by: Roy at October 28, 2021 02:29 PM (Ti+Tv)

Already there, boss.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at October 28, 2021 02:34 PM (cSs/W)

54 What Happened? U.S. GDP grew just 2% in the third quarter, short of economist estimates of 2.8%. Third-quarter growth represented the slowest rate since the pandemic recovery began.
++++
That's disastrous no matter how you cut it. BEA claims this is *real* GDP (controls for inflation), and that current-dollar GDP moved up 7.8%. If the raw value is correct, then the growth figure is right.

But it's a nightmare scenario even if it hadn't missed. With the amount they're spending, they need a helluva lot more growth than that. And they're not going to get it because they're actively creating massive dislocations. The vaccine mandate for contractors alone is going to be hugely destructive. Most people aren't going to get fired over it, but the ones that were forced into it aren't going to be giving their best anymore. Productivity and production are going to grind *down* - not up - for the next several quarters at least. That's going to weigh on GDP and we'll be lucky to hit zero percent growth against inflation.

They've fucked up everything imaginable, and they just keep going like the Energizer Bunny.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 28, 2021 02:34 PM (DU+/6)

55 find this hard to believe. Why POTATUS just this morning was telling us we've got more money in our pockets, and are spending it at record levels. Technically, the last bit is true. I never used to pay $20/lb for meat.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 28, 2021 02:30 PM (wAnMi)

Don't forget gas and diesel.

Posted by: Golfman at October 28, 2021 02:34 PM (hOMhY)

56 Larry Hooper "Oh Happy Day "

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWJaw1L6Z9s

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at October 28, 2021 02:35 PM (M+Lyo)

57 Ah, the annual Recovery Summer has slid into Wreckonomy Autumn.

Posted by: Joe Mama at October 28, 2021 02:35 PM (WmGrA)

58 I think this poor economy is what they want. They're only pretending to be upset about the bad numbers. It keeps the same ol' rich people at the top. The prices of things they don't want us buying are skyrocketing, and they're becoming harder to find.
Posted by: zmdavid at October 28, 2021 02:31 PM (xqRaG)


It was obvious this morning when Droolin' Joe was bitching about the super rich. Again. The tax cuts only benefitted them. Which tells me I'm one of the super rich. He's not worried about the handful of uber rich. Nope, it's us. $600 bank account. And now, unrealized capital gains. Your home went up in value $80k last year? PAY US NOW. Oh, what's that? You don't have $20k sitting around? That's cool, there's a nice company that will buy your home at the foreclosure auction for pennies on the dollar. You will own nothing, and be happy. Same goes for that eating part.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 28, 2021 02:35 PM (wAnMi)

59 It's a buyers market on firearms and optic right now. Ammunition, not so much.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 28, 2021 02:35 PM (yQpMk)

60 As Yoda always says: "boned, we are."

Posted by: Max Power at October 28, 2021 02:35 PM (Hucnr)

61 Delta variant? What the fuck was that?

Posted by: rickb223 at October 28, 2021 02:35 PM (OCTRt)

62 You wanted a serious fucking

Settle for a handjob

You get to rub one out in the driveway

Posted by: Rhennigantx at October 28, 2021 02:35 PM (FJuaY)

63 The third-quarter headline number may seem discouragingly low, but it gives investors a clearer picture of just how much of an impact supply chain disruptions, labor shortages and the delta variant of COVID-19 had on the economy in the third quarter Biden has fvcked up.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 28, 2021 02:35 PM (YqDXo)

64 Drag Queen Story Hour gives me 2% growth. IYKWIM

Posted by: David French at October 28, 2021 02:35 PM (FJYfm)

65 U.S. Bonds inversion info linked in my sock.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 28, 2021 02:36 PM (UHVv4)

66
2009 all over again.

Posted by: Soothsayer at October 28, 2021 02:36 PM (JtT4O)

67 Build Back Bistro where everything is smaller and 50 percent more.

Posted by: Capital Eff at October 28, 2021 02:36 PM (2xGy+)

68 'surge in virus cases' = Its Gov Deathsantis' fault

Posted by: McCool at October 28, 2021 02:36 PM (BqBIh)

69 Build Back Broke Mountain.

Posted by: mallfly the peach of Hoboken at October 28, 2021 02:36 PM (4a9Vv)

70 all the extra government spending of trillions of printed dollars counts towards gdp too. in reality there is negative growth.

Posted by: x at October 28, 2021 02:36 PM (oA+QO)

71 Of the 50 or so labs that can test for variant not 1 has applied for a billing code to CMS.

Posted by: Rhennigantx at October 28, 2021 02:36 PM (FJuaY)

72 I hear stock market crashes often happen near our around March. Not sure if true, or why that might be.

Posted by: Max Power at October 28, 2021 02:36 PM (Hucnr)

73 The White House: the world's most expensive nursing home.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 28, 2021 02:37 PM (YqDXo)

74 ALL of GDP growth (plus a little bit) came in changes (i.e., a big increase) in private inventories. Yeah (looking at empty shelves) - that makes all kinds of sense.

I also predict downward revisions to today's 2.0 percent figure in Nov. and Dec. -- and if it doesn't happen, it will be pretty difficult to come in with a positive number in Q4, because one would think that the big inventory increase would reverse itself -- especially after consumers empty the shelves for Christmas.

Posted by: Stealth LOL at October 28, 2021 02:37 PM (7PF2/)

75 I read yesterday that someone--Atlanta Fed, I think--has forecast fourth quarter GDP at .2%. So yeah, everything's coming up friggin' roses.

--

Everything's comin' up ragweed just about sums it up. And it's not going to get any better. In large part, these are the outcomes to leftists directing the economy. It's what they want. It's Obama's 3rd term to "manage the decline." And this time, they're going to make sure it declines and stays there. The middle class has to be taken down a peg or 10.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 28, 2021 02:37 PM (sVtYq)

76 2009 all over again.
Posted by: Soothsayer at October 28, 2021 02:36 PM (JtT4O)
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Not exactly. The banks are all fine and the capital markets are high on speed. This is far worse. This is what's left of the real economy getting battered on the rocks of policy while Biden's politburo reefs the ship of state.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 28, 2021 02:37 PM (DU+/6)

77 Are hot dogs sixteen cents cheaper?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 28, 2021 02:37 PM (63Dwl)

78 The meager growth in GDP and consumer spending can be solved by this one neat trick:
1) Mint a $1 trillion coin.
2) Give the coin Joe-Pa-Dope. Make sure he doesn't lose it!
3) Joe-Pa-Dope buys an ice cream cone at Ben & Jerry's for $1 trillion.

So easy! Consumer spending is up $1 trillion. All your GDP problems are solved.

And to finance Build Back Better:
4) Ben & Jerry's donates the coin to the US treasury.

Posted by: Solved with this neat trick! at October 28, 2021 02:37 PM (psq2p)

79 Build Back Broke Mountain.
Posted by: mallfly the peach of Hoboken

Broke Dick Mountain

Posted by: JT at October 28, 2021 02:38 PM (arJlL)

80 Construction seems to be going well so companies are looking for more or new space.

Posted by: Skip at October 28, 2021 02:38 PM (2JoB8)

81 The run on banks is gonna be lit.

Posted by: wth at October 28, 2021 02:38 PM (v0R5T)

82 Build Back Better is the fancy wrapping paper they're trying to wrap around this turd of a policy.

They keep coming up with nice marketing materials and logos.

It's a giant stinking turd underneath.

Posted by: McCool at October 28, 2021 02:38 PM (BqBIh)

83 Seems there was a lot of discussion on how recent events caused GDP for the last 3 months to miss expectations.

Say, what exactly were they seeing that made them think 9% was remotely f'ing possible?!

I mean, isn't that off by 350%?

Posted by: Lrrr at October 28, 2021 02:38 PM (jIL4c)

84
biden's fake leftist commerce bitch says Your income is way up!

And because Your income is way up, thanks to biden, somehow, You now want to buy lots and lots of things, thus-hence the supply crisis.

You see, it's a Demand Crisis, not a supply crisis. And You have lots of money to spend. That's A Good Thing. Shut Up.

Posted by: Soothsayer at October 28, 2021 02:38 PM (JtT4O)

85 Anywhere in that slobbering defense of Biden's sh***y economy did they blame the unvaxxed? If not, I'm surprised.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 28, 2021 02:39 PM (sVtYq)

86 Don't forget gas and diesel.
Posted by: Golfman at October 28, 2021 02:34 PM (hOMhY)


I'm delighted when I find 91 for under $4.60/gal. Most places are trying to keep it under $5, but they're getting harder to find. I took a trip to SoCal over the weekend, and damn.

I also took a picture of the "clean" fuel alternative Natural Gas. Funny how even CA state cars were running around on that stuff, and now it's as evil as regular petrol. Didn't go over to see what the cost is, but I'm sure the "clean alternative" signs are coming down soon enough.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 28, 2021 02:39 PM (wAnMi)

87 You know what will fix the economy? Giving $500K to illegal immigrants separated from their families at the border

Don't worry about people like me, who have foolishly paid their taxes to afford a home. Worry about those people who knowingly violated the law. Make sure that they get a windfall for a couple hours of slight discomfort in custody.

Posted by: In Exile at October 28, 2021 02:40 PM (8IpEp)

88 Grocers just take that $75 roast and inject 2 ounces of water in it and get $77 for it.

Posted by: torabora at October 28, 2021 02:40 PM (N0PjA)

89
Not exactly. The banks are all fine and the capital markets are high on speed. This is far worse. This is what's left of the real economy getting battered on the rocks of policy while Biden's politburo reefs the ship of state.
Posted by: Joe Mannix


99% of the banks were fine in 2009.

The 2008 "global finance crisis" was a Hoax.

Posted by: Soothsayer at October 28, 2021 02:40 PM (JtT4O)

90 The entirety of that measly 2% growth was caused by the Fed pumping in trillions of $$$$ into the economy. If not for that we would have had a contraction instead and be heading into a recession.


That is why the democrats are so focused on passing the next $5 trillion bull$hit bill. If they don't we will be in a recession next quarter.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 28, 2021 02:40 PM (JUOKG)

91 The good news about the coming downward correction to this is that the next quarter will look like an expansion until it too is downgraded. But you'll be starving and out of gas, so you won't notice. See? good news.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 28, 2021 02:40 PM (r5BVk)

92 86 Electric cars you just plug in. It's free!
Joe Biden

Posted by: steevy at October 28, 2021 02:40 PM (CYnTg)

93
We need BLM to break some windows to rejuvenate the economy.

Posted by: Bare Shelves Bidens Economic Team at October 28, 2021 02:41 PM (dQvv7)

94 And how much of the glorious GDP print is energy and new government spending? The print indicates a nominal move of 7.8%, or $432.5 billion. What was government spending in Q3? I don't know. Total outlays this year are going to be close to six trillion dollars, so let's call it $1.5 trillion in Q3. Without the new COVID spending (which counts in GDP like all government spending because everyone is dishonest), it's a negative print this quarter.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 28, 2021 02:41 PM (DU+/6)

95 The run on banks is gonna be lit.
Posted by: wth

Good luck with that! All deposits go to us, nightly.

Posted by: The Fed at October 28, 2021 02:41 PM (WmGrA)

96 "I hear stock market crashes often happen near our around March. Not sure if true, or why that might be."

The biggest crash of our lifetimes was Sep 2008 to May 2009. It was the best buying opportunity we'll ever see. It also showed us that the entire fucking system is utterly corrupt. When was the last time you've heard the word "derivative" in the financial news? Guess what? The problem is 100X worse now. Nobody does due diligence. Because no matter how badly a fiduciary does his job, it all pays the same.

Posted by: gp at October 28, 2021 02:41 PM (qpX6U)

97
The "global financial meltdown" they called it.

And we bought it.

Posted by: Soothsayer at October 28, 2021 02:41 PM (JtT4O)

98 Joe Biden as Rick James kicking his dirty feet all over your couch economy "fuck...your...economy..."

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at October 28, 2021 02:41 PM (cSs/W)

99 I'm mad I missed out on the Cheney thread. What a miserable, dangerous butterball she is. Boy, did she have me fooled several years ago.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 28, 2021 02:41 PM (sVtYq)

100 Mayor Pete's transportation initiatives in South Bend were Lime bikes - (since removed because they were left all over the place) and "Smart Streets" - shut down the city for a couple of years and put bike lanes and roundabouts everywhere.

Posted by: zmdavid at October 28, 2021 02:41 PM (xqRaG)

101 biden's fake leftist commerce bitch says Your income is way up!


How? I get a cola once a year at work. And this ain't the time.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 28, 2021 02:41 PM (OCTRt)

102 Build Back Better is a really stupid-sounding slogan right?

We can all agree on that I hope.

Posted by: banana Dream at October 28, 2021 02:42 PM (kc6S6)

103 If you were running a campaign to make average people hate the "elite", would you be doing anything differently?

Posted by: azjaeger at October 28, 2021 02:42 PM (V5Jwi)

104 Oops, screwed up the strike tag, but you get it

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at October 28, 2021 02:42 PM (cSs/W)

105 Say, what exactly were they seeing that made them think 9% was remotely f'ing possible?! ...
Posted by: Lrrr at October 28, 2021 02:38 PM (jIL4c)
++++
They were seeing pent-up demand that they expected people to satisfy. People didn't, because they're all panicked about the next shockwave coming from Washington and trying not to get bashed down by it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 28, 2021 02:42 PM (DU+/6)

106 You wanted a serious fucking

Settle for a handjob

You get to rub one out in the driveway
Posted by: Rhennigantx at October 28, 2021 02:35 PM (FJuaY)
........

might as well do something while the EV is charging.

Posted by: wth at October 28, 2021 02:42 PM (v0R5T)

107 Are hot dogs sixteen cents cheaper?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 28, 2021 02:37 PM (63Dwl)


It's when they're $2 cheaper we really get to worry. Because a pack will be $43, and buns around $11. Luckily, unlike Weimar we don't have to worry about carrying cash around in wheelbarrows because of the new credit system. Speeds up transactions which is good, otherwise by the time you count out change the price has gone up again.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 28, 2021 02:43 PM (wAnMi)

108 I think this poor economy is what they want. They're only pretending to be upset about the bad numbers. It keeps the same ol' rich people at the top. The prices of things they don't want us buying are skyrocketing, and they're becoming harder to find.
Posted by: zmdavid at October 28, 2021 02:31 PM (xqRaG)

What is the point of being one of the Betters if the rabble can afford steak too?
This hollowing out of the middle class is great for those who want you to know they're not suffering. And how can you tell?
They're yucking it up with cocktails and no masks while the help wears theirs.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at October 28, 2021 02:43 PM (MFphb)

109 I also took a picture of the "clean" fuel alternative Natural Gas. Funny how even CA state cars were running around on that stuff, and now it's as evil as regular petrol.
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I never understood that "natural gas" business from the Warmers. Burning natural gas generates CO2 just like gasoline does.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 28, 2021 02:43 PM (YqDXo)

110 99% of the banks were fine in 2009.

The 2008 "global finance crisis" was a Hoax.
Posted by: Soothsayer at October 28, 2021 02:40 PM (JtT4O)
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That's not entirely fair. It was a tiny minority of banks and non-bank financial institutions, but they were absolutely gigantic and represented tremendous amounts of activity, money and investment. The crisis was real. The response was an unmitigated, ill-conceived disaster that is still playing out.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 28, 2021 02:43 PM (DU+/6)

111 The pharmaceutical industry seems to doing okay. Maybe other industries should see what they're doing right and try to emulate that.

Posted by: lowandslow at October 28, 2021 02:44 PM (4thlk)

112 You wanted a serious fucking

Settle for a handjob

You get to rub one out in the driveway
Posted by: Rhennigantx at October 28, 2021 02:35 PM (FJuaY)
........
might as well do something while the EV is charging.
Posted by: wth at October 28, 2021 02:42 PM (v0R5T)
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Save your energy for pushing your EV to your destination.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 28, 2021 02:44 PM (YqDXo)

113 May e unclog the ports and could see some growth.

Hey Pete get back to twerk

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 28, 2021 02:44 PM (BcnaK)

114 Clearly we need to spend $5 trillion on democrat wet dreams - STAT!

Posted by: Muad'dib at October 28, 2021 02:44 PM (sjdRT)

115 an important part of left wing thinking is always "this time we'll get it to work." If past history tells us anything, we'll need Germany to invade Poland in six years to get us out of this mess.

Posted by: mallfly the peach of Hoboken at October 28, 2021 02:44 PM (4a9Vv)

116
They think they're obi wan fucking kenobi.

This isn't the bad economy you're looking for.
Move along.

The economy is good.
Move along.

Posted by: Soothsayer at October 28, 2021 02:44 PM (JtT4O)

117 Attaboy, Brandon!

Posted by: Everett Greenbaum at October 28, 2021 02:44 PM (uhPTO)

118 "The biggest crash of our lifetimes was Sep 2008 to May 2009."

That gives me a landing to recommend the best, and most important, movie to come out so far this century: "The Big Short." If you've never seen it, watch it today.

Posted by: gp at October 28, 2021 02:44 PM (qpX6U)

119 The pharmaceutical industry seems to doing okay. Maybe other industries should see what they're doing right and try to emulate that.
Posted by: lowandslow

IOW FU.

I'll sleep better.

Posted by: Golfman at October 28, 2021 02:45 PM (hOMhY)

120 The 2008 "global finance crisis" was a Hoax.

Posted by: Soothsayer at October 28, 2021 02:40 PM (JtT4O)

Nonsense. The federal government overreacted and among other things forced BofA and Chase to purchase failed companies, but the crisis was very real.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 28, 2021 02:45 PM (Q9lwr)

121 Economic 'growth' is becoming more selective. In District One.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 28, 2021 02:45 PM (BcnaK)

122 Now might be a good time to start looking for old tires to use for heating this winter.

Posted by: Weasel - Honorary Texan at October 28, 2021 02:46 PM (dqJw9)

123 The pharmaceutical industry seems to doing okay. Maybe other industries should see what they're doing right and try to emulate that.
Posted by: lowandslow at October 28, 2021 02:44 PM (4thlk)



Bribery?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 28, 2021 02:46 PM (yQpMk)

124
It was obvious this morning when Droolin' Joe was bitching about the super rich. Again. The tax cuts only benefitted them. Which tells me I'm one of the super rich. He's not worried about the handful of uber rich. Nope, it's us. $600 bank account. And now, unrealized capital gains. Your home went up in value $80k last year? PAY US NOW. Oh, what's that? You don't have $20k sitting around? That's cool, there's a nice company that will buy your home at the foreclosure auction for pennies on the dollar. You will own nothing, and be happy. Same goes for that eating part.
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 28, 2021 02:35 PM (wAnMi


Very good summery of their end game. They want your property and everything else you own.

Posted by: Justsayin' at October 28, 2021 02:46 PM (Fs5vw)

125 What they mean by Build Back Better is after they destroy everything, they don't mean now. Right now they are in fire sale mode as they light the fuse.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 28, 2021 02:46 PM (r5BVk)

126 The price index for gross domestic purchases increased 5.4 percent in the third quarter, compared with an increase of 5.8 percent in the second quarter. The PCE price index increased 5.3 percent, compared with an increase of 6.5 percent. Excluding food and energy prices, the PCE price index increased 4.5 percent, compared with an increase of 6.1 percent.
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I haven't seen the slowdown in inflation that the BEA is reporting here.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 28, 2021 02:46 PM (DU+/6)

127 Now might be a good time to start looking for old tires to use for heating this winter.
Posted by: Weasel - Honorary Texan at October 28, 2021 02:46 PM (dqJw9)

Or necklaces.

Posted by: Golfman at October 28, 2021 02:46 PM (hOMhY)

128 54 But it's a nightmare scenario even if it hadn't missed. With the amount they're spending, they need a helluva lot more growth than that. And they're not going to get it because they're actively creating massive dislocations. The vaccine mandate for contractors alone is going to be hugely destructive. Most people aren't going to get fired over it, but the ones that were forced into it aren't going to be giving their best anymore. Productivity and production are going to grind *down* - not up - for the next several quarters at least. That's going to weigh on GDP and we'll be lucky to hit zero percent growth against inflation.

They've fucked up everything imaginable, and they just keep going like the Energizer Bunny.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 28, 2021 02:34 PM (DU+/6)

=========

"Maybe government spending doesn't actually grow the economy?"

"Burn the witch!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, OCP were the good guys at October 28, 2021 02:47 PM (LvTSG)

129 115 an important part of left wing thinking is always "this time we'll get it to work." If past history tells us anything, we'll need Germany to invade Poland in six years to get us out of this mess.
Posted by: mallfly the peach of Hoboken at October 28, 2021 02:44 PM (4a9Vv)

Or China invading Taiwan to take back that "renegade province". Problem now is that the Taiwanese President admitted that there are US troops there.

Better to retake Taiwan via subversion vs outright warfare, but China's got a whole host of problems itself, so...*shrugs*.

Posted by: Thrawn at October 28, 2021 02:47 PM (5aFbR)

130 You get to rub one out in the driveway
Posted by: Rhennigantx at October 28, 2021 02:35 PM (FJuaY)
........
might as well do something while the EV is charging.
Posted by: wth at October 28, 2021 02:42 PM


Look at the bright side - you could get a bang out of it if the battery explodes.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 28, 2021 02:47 PM (a3Q+t)

131 Nonsense. The federal government overreacted and among other things forced BofA and Chase to purchase failed companies, but the crisis was very real.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 28, 2021 02:45 PM


And now the Fed buys up those bad mortgages, leaving banks to write even more bad mortgages which the Fed in turn buys up so nothing will go wrong.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 28, 2021 02:47 PM (JUOKG)

132 Tyre necklaces are for winners! - Winnie Mandela.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 28, 2021 02:47 PM (BcnaK)

133 Now might be a good time to start looking for old tires to use for heating this winter.
Posted by: Weasel - Honorary Texan

I endorse this solution.

Posted by: Necklaces Unlimited at October 28, 2021 02:47 PM (WmGrA)

134 Aimee Terese; Oct 24
Extremely sinister when the left starts insisting "meat is a treat" in unison, because that's a propaganda line lifted straight out of world economic forum "great reset" campaign material.

https://tinyurl.com/27fvssyb

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 28, 2021 02:48 PM (UHVv4)

135 >>might as well do something while the EV is charging.


There's no tailpipe on the damned thing!

Posted by: EV Driver at October 28, 2021 02:48 PM (N70Am)

136
I'll bet my left nut that most people on "social media" have no idea what "meta" means.

Posted by: Soothsayer at October 28, 2021 02:48 PM (JtT4O)

137 Horde mind. Hahaha.

Posted by: Joe Mama at October 28, 2021 02:48 PM (WmGrA)

138 @jdawsey1 2m

Statement from Lucian Chalfen, a spokesman for New York State courts: "A Misdemeanor Complaint against former Governor Andrew Cuomo has been filed in Albany City Court. As this is a sex crime, a redacted complaint will be available shortly."

Posted by: Tami at October 28, 2021 02:48 PM (cF8AT)

139 Well at least we will be grateful to get one hot and a cot in the Happy Fun Camps.

So we have that going for us, which is nice.

Posted by: Just Lily at October 28, 2021 02:48 PM (vivhj)

140 But how many jobs were SAVED?

Posted by: SamIam at October 28, 2021 02:48 PM (oasF3)

141 >>Build Back Better is the fancy wrapping paper they're trying to wrap around this turd of a policy.

It's actually the same name that a coalition of socialists in the UK are using to try and implement virtually the same New Green Deal policies.

International socialism is a real thing and it is all part of the globalist agenda that is largely coordinated out of the UN and NGOs.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 28, 2021 02:49 PM (ZLI7S)

142 I'm delighted when I find 91 for under $4.60/gal. Most places are trying to keep it under $5, but they're getting harder to find. I took a trip to SoCal over the weekend, and damn.

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My preferred station is at $4.90 for 91. We've definitely seen modest increases since summer, but I don't think it'll hold.

Posted by: Grudge Harbor at October 28, 2021 02:49 PM (uhPTO)

143 141 Indeed

Posted by: steevy at October 28, 2021 02:49 PM (CYnTg)

144 But how many jobs were SAVED?
Posted by: SamIam at October 28, 2021 02:48 PM (oasF3)
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Every single granted religious or medical exemption to the contractor vaccine mandate will be considered a "job saved."

It'll goose the numbers hugely for Q4.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 28, 2021 02:49 PM (DU+/6)

145 "Bribery?"
Posted by: G'rump928(c)

I was thinking getting everyone completely unhinged so the government buys your product for them. Seems simple enough.

Posted by: lowandslow at October 28, 2021 02:49 PM (4thlk)

146 Chill. Only 38 more months (minimum) of idiotic vandalism, destruction of opportunity and dynamism, imposition of absurd scientifically baseless restrictions ("environment" and "health").

Plus, the mid-terms (and the VA governorship!!).

Plus plus, approval ratings.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at October 28, 2021 02:50 PM (OTzUX)

147 as many Americans canceled travel plans and cut back on things like eating out at restaurants thanks to the Delta variant

Yeah. I cancelled a trip to Vegas in July because they went back to requiring useless masks and now I won't be flying Southwest because they are screwing over their pilots. Also cancelled Vegas because they closed the buffets and required reservations for restaurants, eliminated the priority lines, and were closing at 10 pm. Also, locally I haven't dined in restaurants because of bad service, increased prices, and the fact that I discovered I can cook at home. Also stopped the coffee habit because a medium coffee with tax at Dunkin Donuts is now over $3.00. #FJB

Posted by: Chuck C at October 28, 2021 02:50 PM (EughT)

148 Ace will hopefully do a thread on that unbelievable story from WSJ about giving nearly $half a million to each individual illegal alien who was supposedly separated at the border in '18. That is simply explosive and unbelievable. Go ahead and tell that to the American people. It will go over really, really well.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 28, 2021 02:50 PM (sVtYq)

149 Hey 2% is twice 1% so there's that.

Wait did i get that right?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob - Serenity now! at October 28, 2021 02:50 PM (RoIW/)

150 Grocers just take that $75 roast and inject 2 ounces of water in it and get $77 for it.
Posted by: torabora at October 28, 2021 02:40 PM (N0PjA)


Fucking A they do. I got some ground beef at a Safeway a couple of months back - and that shit was soaking wet. Could tell the second I touched it. Fucking bastards. Last time I go there. patty shrank all to shit, and basically boiled in its juices.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 28, 2021 02:50 PM (wAnMi)

151 115 an important part of left wing thinking is always "this time we'll get it to work." If past history tells us anything, we'll need Germany to invade Poland in six years to get us out of this mess.
Posted by: mallfly the peach of Hoboken at October 28, 2021 02:44 PM (4a9Vv)

*looks at Taiwan*

On it boss.

Posted by: Xi what owns Bidet at October 28, 2021 02:50 PM (Ojki1)

152 "U.S. GDP grew just 2% in the third quarter, short of economist estimates of 2.8%"

That sounds better than "25% lower than expected"

Posted by: Lefty Economist at October 28, 2021 02:50 PM (JCZqz)

153
Did you read Fakebook's description of their new fake "Meta" bullshit platform?

It's Facebook with a name change. That's all.

But the corp's description of their new-old platform is unintentionally funny. It describes a virtual reality of Bullshit and Lies and Fake News and uses "community" a lot.

Posted by: Soothsayer at October 28, 2021 02:51 PM (JtT4O)

154 Yeah. I cancelled a trip to Vegas in July because they went back to requiring useless masks and now I won't be flying Southwest because they are screwing over their pilots. Also cancelled Vegas because they closed the buffets and required reservations for restaurants, eliminated the priority lines, and were closing at 10 pm. ...
Posted by: Chuck C at October 28, 2021 02:50 PM (EughT)
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So yes. Because of Delta policy responses to Delta.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 28, 2021 02:51 PM (DU+/6)

155 Insty has a fantastic and heartwarming story on how Midwestern linemen are refusing to go to the northeast to fix the powerlines after the recent storm.

It's absolutely delicious reading how they all got snubbed going to NOLA and then couldn't even get a cup of coffee since they weren't vaccinated and now they're like, "Eff em, let em sit in the dark."

Good thing this winter is going to be warm and mild ...

Posted by: Lrrr at October 28, 2021 02:51 PM (jIL4c)

156 Looks like meat. Tastes like meat. It's not meat. But doubleplusgood anyway, eh?

Posted by: Syme at October 28, 2021 02:51 PM (786Ro)

157 But Raggedy Ann said we are all buying more stuff! The tragedy of the economic treadmill, she said. Gender fluid greenbacks are what we need. Eat more beans an you can have free gas. Lower your expectations and things will be fine.

Posted by: What she say? at October 28, 2021 02:52 PM (I5p3q)

158 Posted by: Chuck C at October 28, 2021 02:50 PM (EughT)

Fly with us! Guaranteed to get you most of the way there!

Posted by: Pinochet Airlines at October 28, 2021 02:52 PM (RoIW/)

159 " cut back on things like eating out at restaurants"

Fuck restaurants. Cook at home for your family and friends. Your home menu is infinite. Restaurant menus are limited, and the food is contaminated by the spit and spooge of the employees, who hate your guts.

Posted by: gp at October 28, 2021 02:52 PM (qpX6U)

160 >>> Insty has a fantastic and heartwarming story on how Midwestern linemen are refusing to go to the northeast to fix the powerlines after the recent storm.
Posted by: Lrrr at October 28, 2021 02:51 PM (jIL4c)


Somebody should write a song about midwestern linemen.

Posted by: banana Dream at October 28, 2021 02:52 PM (kc6S6)

161 I got some ground beef at a Safeway a couple of months back - and that shit was soaking wet. Could tell the second I touched it. Fucking bastards. Last time I go there. patty shrank all to shit, and basically boiled in its juices.
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 28, 2021 02:50 PM


Dude. The world is catching on to sous vide, and we Morons were here on the ground floor!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 28, 2021 02:53 PM (a3Q+t)

162 One thing Joe Biden has plenty of is gas....

Posted by: steevy at October 28, 2021 02:53 PM (CYnTg)

163 @VARisingAction

The turn out for Terry McAuliffe's bus stop in deep blue Charlottesville...

https://tinyurl.com/yflkhnrf

Posted by: Tami at October 28, 2021 02:53 PM (cF8AT)

164 We are in a worldwide political upheaval at the moment, its amazing how many people can't see it. And those that do can't do squat about it.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 28, 2021 02:53 PM (r5BVk)

165 I never understood that "natural gas" business from the Warmers. Burning natural gas generates CO2 just like gasoline does.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 28, 2021 02:43 PM
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Didn't Governator Schwarzenegger convert his HumVee to natural gas to save the world?

Posted by: olddog in mo, Pontoon Captain* (like a real captain, only drunker) at October 28, 2021 02:54 PM (ju2Fy)

166 148 Ace will hopefully do a thread on that unbelievable story from WSJ about giving nearly $half a million to each individual illegal alien who was supposedly separated at the border in '18. That is simply explosive and unbelievable. Go ahead and tell that to the American people. It will go over really, really well.
Posted by: Lady in Black at October 28, 2021 02:50 PM (sVtYq)

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WTF!

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at October 28, 2021 02:54 PM (xlDr8)

167 134 Aimee Terese; Oct 24
Extremely sinister when the left starts insisting "meat is a treat" in unison, because that's a propaganda line lifted straight out of world economic forum "great reset" campaign material.

https://tinyurl.com/27fvssyb
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 28, 2021 02:48 PM (UHVv4)

The Keto and Paleo diet adherents that rely on meat products for protein won't appreciate this. It's kind of hard to do either of those as a vegan, I wager.

Posted by: Moki at October 28, 2021 02:54 PM (JrN/x)

168
What Facebook Corp did was exactly what Bruce Jenner did after he killed someone and what Brad Manning did after he committed treason -- change its identity and pretend it's not that company anymore, therefore "blank slate."

Posted by: Soothsayer at October 28, 2021 02:54 PM (JtT4O)

169 May e unclog the ports and could see some growth.

Hey Pete get back to twerk
Posted by: Anna Puma at October 28, 2021 02:44 PM (BcnaK)

Pete's Ports are always plugged

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at October 28, 2021 02:54 PM (M+Lyo)

170 "I got some ground beef at a Safeway a couple of months back"

If you're eating ground meat that you didn't grind yourself, water is the most harmless contaminant in there. Water and price are the least of your concerns.

Posted by: gp at October 28, 2021 02:54 PM (qpX6U)

171 Quantitative Easing, which helped save Obama's bacon, won't be available for long. So the Biden administration is screwed since they won't do what can be done to prevent the next recession, which will be a nasty one.

Posted by: Sasquatch, the Original Trans-Wookie at October 28, 2021 02:54 PM (MH0eD)

172 Looks like meat. Tastes like meat. It's not meat. But doubleplusgood anyway, eh?

Posted by: Syme at October 28, 2021 02:51 PM (786Ro)

thanks for the plug!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'buthershop Asian massage' its the other white meat! at October 28, 2021 02:54 PM (RoIW/)

173 Bread Bacon Butter!

Posted by: Dr. Bone at October 28, 2021 02:55 PM (Gl5SH)

174 I'm just waiting on the Fun Camps. Those sounded cool.

Posted by: Coquettish Haberdasher at October 28, 2021 02:55 PM (buTO7)

175 It would be easy enough to check that when I read Sundowner's CNN town hall he stated %7 growth this year.

Posted by: Skip at October 28, 2021 02:55 PM (2JoB8)

176 Damn....spelling.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'buthershop Asian massage' its the other white meat! at October 28, 2021 02:55 PM (RoIW/)

177 Ace will hopefully do a thread on that unbelievable story from WSJ about giving nearly $half a million to each individual illegal alien who was supposedly separated at the border in '18. That is simply explosive and unbelievable. Go ahead and tell that to the American people. It will go over really, really well.
Posted by: Lady in Black at October 28, 2021 02:50 PM (sVtYq)


And he was bitching about $99B in storm damage. C'mon SMOD, you lazy ass piece of shit.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 28, 2021 02:55 PM (wAnMi)

178 The turn out for Terry McAuliffe's bus stop in deep blue Charlottesville...

Looks like a biden event, and yet he got 81 million ballots.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 28, 2021 02:55 PM (r5BVk)

179 The Keto and Paleo diet adherents that rely on meat products for protein won't appreciate this. It's kind of hard to do either of those as a vegan, I wager.
Posted by: Moki

Be patient. It will resolve itself once we get to 500 million world population.

Posted by: Byl Gaytz at October 28, 2021 02:55 PM (WmGrA)

180
Facebook: Tabula Rasa, bitches!

We're not Facebook anymore. We "trans-itioned" into something else entirely by simply chaning our name to Meta. So fuck you!

We still provide a platform for child porn, sex trafficking, and election theft and treason! But we're Meta, now!

Posted by: Soothsayer at October 28, 2021 02:56 PM (JtT4O)

181 177 Well the family of a criminal druggie got $27 million so we are getting off cheap....

Posted by: steevy at October 28, 2021 02:56 PM (CYnTg)

182 "That is simply explosive and unbelievable. Go ahead and tell that to the American people. It will go over really, really well."

Where is this "American people" you speak of? Last time they had a chance to speak, 81M voted for this. Even granting the as yet merely speculative assertion of many fraudulent "votes", it's in the 60s to 70s million.

It's not a country, it's just a bunch of people living near each other. Most of whom are unaware of, almost all of whom are indifferent to, anything that doesn't affect them personally, directly, negatively, this week.

In addition to which they're incredibly ignorant, marinating in disinformation 24/7 from every angle, ruled over by collapsed institutions (collapsed both substantively and ethically) - and now I'm talking the "educated" part of the populace.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at October 28, 2021 02:56 PM (OTzUX)

183 The turn out for Terry McAuliffe's bus stop in deep blue Charlottesville...

https://tinyurl.com/yflkhnrf

Posted by: Tami at October 28, 2021 02:53 PM (cF8AT)

The deeply cynical part of me thinks those events are merely to show that he is actively campaigning so as to minimize the incredulous reactions when he wins by 12%

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 28, 2021 02:56 PM (Q9lwr)

184 Reposting this from the last thread...it's gaining steam on twitter.

@WSJ

The U.S. is in talks to offer immigrant families separated at the border in 2018 about $450,000 a person in compensation, people familiar with the matter say

https://tinyurl.com/yh68lj7s

Posted by: Tami at October 28, 2021 02:57 PM (cF8AT)

185 Damn....spelling.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'buthershop Asian massage' its the other white meat! at October 28, 2021 02:55 PM


Hot iron can't fix everything.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 28, 2021 02:57 PM (a3Q+t)

186 MAGA_Ken, here's the WSJ tweet...if I can do this right. It's 100% real. And unbelievable.

https://bit.ly/3Csz7f7

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 28, 2021 02:57 PM (sVtYq)

187
The Keto and Paleo diet adherents that rely on meat products for protein won't appreciate this. It's kind of hard to do either of those as a vegan, I wager.
Posted by: Moki at October 28, 2021 02:54 PM (JrN/x)

Soylent Green is protein.

Posted by: Just Lily at October 28, 2021 02:57 PM (vivhj)

188 See? Nothing there has anything to do with falls in consumer confidence due to out-of-control inflation, or people's doubts that the economy will be better next year.

If you know that X is going to cost 10-20% more next quarter, and you have the cash Right Now, you buy X.

if X is already 5% higher than the previous quarter, and you were to just buy X at the same level you normally would, that is still a 5% increase in spending even though you haven't bought anything extra.

So when they say 2% growth. That is really bad because its less than the increase in inflation and indicates that even hedge buyers aren't making up the difference.

It will be interesting to see what post Excessmass sales bump looks like in Q1 (provided that civilization doesn't end in six months)

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 28, 2021 02:57 PM (+LCoQ)

189
The economy is transitioning from rigor mortis to maggots eating the flesh to rotting away.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 28, 2021 02:57 PM (s2VJv)

190 Unexpectedly.

Posted by: ShainS -- State-Stamped Sluggish Schizophrenic at October 28, 2021 02:57 PM (dMJEF)

191 182 rhomboid nails it precisely, as always.

Posted by: gp at October 28, 2021 02:57 PM (qpX6U)

192
The deeply cynical part of me thinks those events are merely to show that he is actively campaigning so as to minimize the incredulous reactions when he wins by 12%
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 28, 2021 02:56 PM (Q9lwr)

Is that cynicism or simply that you know the score now?!

Posted by: Moki at October 28, 2021 02:57 PM (JrN/x)

193 And the stock market shrugs it off. The big three indices are up. Yes, I know that one doesn't have anything to do with the other, I hear it all the time from Mr NEC. How can that be? We're swimming in debt, durable goods are hard to buy due to chip shortages and shipping issues, food and energy costs are skyrocketing, we have a rutabaga for a President...yes I could go on and on. And the stock market continues to gain. Something is very, very wrong with our country beyond the assholes governing it.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at October 28, 2021 02:57 PM (2NHgQ)

194 Anyway the half-million $ rewards for illegal aliens is most likely an over-zealous proposal by one of the insane racist delusional nutcases now running DHS.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at October 28, 2021 02:58 PM (OTzUX)

195 Ace will hopefully do a thread on that unbelievable story from WSJ about giving nearly $half a million to each individual illegal alien who was supposedly separated at the border in '18. That is simply explosive and unbelievable. Go ahead and tell that to the American people. It will go over really, really well.
Posted by: Lady in Black at October 28, 2021 02:50 PM (sVtYq)
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The New American People like it well enough. Shut up and get in the oven.

Posted by: Progressives at October 28, 2021 02:58 PM (DU+/6)

196 has biden tried fining companies that don't have good growth?

Posted by: Tim Riggins at October 28, 2021 02:58 PM (ZZK0E)

197 Education - Trending
Lord of the Flies

Earlier this year, a Canadian school district board removed Lord of the Flies from its curriculum after its advisory committee agreed with a student who said the book's themes were 'outdated and too focused on white, male power structures,' CambridgeToday reports

4,940 Tweets - https://bit.ly/3mmfyzn

Interestingly, I saw a preview for a new Showtime series entitled "Yellowjackets" that looks to be a female version of "Lord of the Flies". All-girls HS soccer team plane crash lands somewhere and the survivors have to survive on their own in the wild for months until they are rescued. Not sure if they will make use of a cooch... err... conch.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at October 28, 2021 02:58 PM (Do5/p)

198 Hot iron can't fix everything.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 28, 2021 02:57 PM (a3Q+t)

always my go to recommendation.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'butchershop Asian massage' its the other white meat! at October 28, 2021 02:58 PM (RoIW/)

199 The economy is transitioning from rigor mortis to maggots eating the flesh to rotting away.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 28, 2021 02:57 PM (s2VJv)

Forget it Jim, it's dead

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at October 28, 2021 02:58 PM (M+Lyo)

200 187
The Keto and Paleo diet adherents that rely on meat products for protein won't appreciate this. It's kind of hard to do either of those as a vegan, I wager.
Posted by: Moki at October 28, 2021 02:54 PM (JrN/x)

Soylent Green is protein.
Posted by: Just Lily at October 28, 2021 02:57 PM (vivhj)


So is penis.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 28, 2021 02:58 PM (s2VJv)

201 So, no Kurt telling us that this is the best economy in decades and anything bad about it is Trump's fault because the economy under him, even pre-covid, sucked?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, OCP were the good guys at October 28, 2021 02:58 PM (LvTSG)

202 >>Well the family of a criminal druggie got $27 million so we are getting off cheap....


That was a state settlement. Not a Fed settlement.

Think Pigman.

Posted by: garrett at October 28, 2021 02:58 PM (N70Am)

203 I am curious when hoi polloi start feeling the squeeze and it, get this, changes their minds.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at October 28, 2021 02:59 PM (ZZK0E)

204 "but it gives investors a clearer picture of just how much of an impact supply chain disruptions, labor shortages and the delta variant of COVID-19 had on the economy in the third quarter."

supply chain disruptions - due to leftard malfeasance in CA, fully endorsed by the biden junta's green fantasies.

labor shortages - due to preznit joe potato paying people not to work.

delta variant - more made up horseshit, brought to us by the leftist ooze, fully backed by the biden junta.

Odd, that. All these "impacts", caused or cheered on by biden.

Fuckin' stump.

Posted by: Boxx Culvert, back in da Mitten at October 28, 2021 02:59 PM (9s20h)

205 >>Hot iron can't fix everything.


That's why we have a wide selection of Super Glue and Duct Tape.

Posted by: garrett at October 28, 2021 02:59 PM (N70Am)

206 "And the stock market continues to gain."

Stocks don't care, and they never did. They do what they do.

Posted by: gp at October 28, 2021 02:59 PM (qpX6U)

207 197 Girls always get along great together, it'll be fine....

Posted by: steevy at October 28, 2021 02:59 PM (CYnTg)

208 So when they say 2% growth. That is really bad because its less than the increase in inflation and indicates that even hedge buyers aren't making up the difference.

It will be interesting to see what post Excessmass sales bump looks like in Q1 (provided that civilization doesn't end in six months)
Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 28, 2021 02:57 PM (+LCoQ)
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This is the "real" GDP figure per BEA. The nominal GDP growth was a whopping 7.8% so the inflation adjustment knocked it down by 4.8 points and that's a pretty damned optimistic deflator.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 28, 2021 02:59 PM (DU+/6)

209 >>The deeply cynical part of me thinks those events are merely to show that he is actively campaigning so as to minimize the incredulous reactions when he wins by 12%

McAuliffe just hired Marc Elias' new law firm to help with any election issues.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 28, 2021 02:59 PM (ZLI7S)

210 The economy is transitioning from rigor mortis to maggots eating the flesh to rotting away.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 28, 2021 02:57 PM (s2VJv)

even the maggots won't want it. Sad.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'butchershop Asian massage' its the other white meat! at October 28, 2021 02:59 PM (RoIW/)

211 The deeply cynical part of me thinks those events are merely to show that he is actively campaigning so as to minimize the incredulous reactions when he wins by 12%
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 28, 2021 02:56 PM


Even factoring in the Jersey cynicism coefficient, you are too young to be so cynical.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 28, 2021 02:59 PM (a3Q+t)

212 Hey JJ, since you're here, is your book going to be anywhere in meatspace?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 28, 2021 03:00 PM (DU+/6)

213 The turn out for Terry McAuliffe's bus stop in deep blue Charlottesville...

https://tinyurl.com/yflkhnrf
Posted by: Tami at October 28, 2021 02:53 PM (cF8AT)
........

The excitement is palpable. I can hear the xerox machines singing.

Posted by: wth at October 28, 2021 03:00 PM (v0R5T)

214 The economy is transitioning from rigor mortis to maggots eating the flesh to rotting away.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 28, 2021 02:57 PM

I see it more like the cat splattered across the kitchen wall in "The Boondock Saints".

Is it dead?

https://bit.ly/3CqheO6

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at October 28, 2021 03:00 PM (Do5/p)

215 203 I am curious when hoi polloi start feeling the squeeze and it, get this, changes their minds.
Posted by: Tim Riggins at October 28, 2021 02:59 PM (ZZK0E)


The role of the media is to fool them into thinking it's either their fault or the fault of conservatives.

So far, it's worked out quite well in that regard.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 28, 2021 03:00 PM (s2VJv)

216 Quantitative Easing, which helped save Obama's bacon, won't be available for long.
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QE is like writing yourself an IOU, putting it in your pocket, and counting it as an asset.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 28, 2021 03:00 PM (YqDXo)

217 The problem: economic growth is slow.

the common sense, impressively technocratic solution: Have you guys tried importing more H1B workers?

the kneejerk, basically racist GOP counterproposal: hmmm...biden's onto something

Posted by: Tim Riggins at October 28, 2021 03:00 PM (ZZK0E)

218 212 Hey JJ, since you're here, is your book going to be anywhere in meatspace?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 28, 2021 03:00 PM (DU+/6)


Good question. I have to axe the pubs.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 28, 2021 03:01 PM (s2VJv)

219 209 >>The deeply cynical part of me thinks those events are merely to show that he is actively campaigning so as to minimize the incredulous reactions when he wins by 12%

McAuliffe just hired Marc Elias' new law firm to help with any election issues.
Posted by: JackStraw at October 28, 2021 02:59 PM (ZLI7S)

==========

To be completely fair, Elias is good at what he does. He gets results.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, OCP were the good guys at October 28, 2021 03:01 PM (LvTSG)

220 The glue won't hold much longer.

Posted by: Elmer at October 28, 2021 03:01 PM (Z2UTo)

221 "Hey JJ, since you're here, is your book going to be anywhere in meatspace?"

Maybe might want to offer for purchase thru AoSHQ, instead of, or in addition to, Amazon.

Posted by: gp at October 28, 2021 03:01 PM (qpX6U)

222 It's really incredible, well, in a before-world way.

We're less than 2 years from the best economy 95% of the living population has ever seen. And it's as though it never happened.

Consumer confidence set all-time record levels. Ditto for more interesting, select surveys of confidence among key economic actors.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at October 28, 2021 03:01 PM (OTzUX)

223 This slender brunette in a very tight dress is sitting on the last piece of furniture she owns because she had to sell or burn the rest for food and fuel (respectively):
https://bit.ly/2ZpTQlb

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 28, 2021 03:01 PM (DU+/6)

224 194 Anyway the half-million $ rewards for illegal aliens is most likely an over-zealous proposal by one of the insane racist delusional nutcases now running DHS.
Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at October 28, 2021 02:58 PM (OTzUX)

Can you only imagine the payoff that would go to the advocates for these illegal aliens for negotiating such a settlement?

Posted by: Darrell Harris at October 28, 2021 03:01 PM (mdjgu)

225 >>The problem: economic growth is slow.

the common sense, impressively technocratic solution:


Import 2 Million Illiterate 3rd World Welfare Cases.

Posted by: garrett at October 28, 2021 03:01 PM (N70Am)

226 Girls always get along great together, it'll be fine....

Posted by: steevy at October 28, 2021 02:59 PM

I read this in the voice of The Critical Drinker.

Nah, it'll be fine!

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at October 28, 2021 03:01 PM (Do5/p)

227 They're only going to give separated illegal aliens about $450000 each not $500000.

Meanwhile the family of a guy who died slumped over in the back of Phoenix cop car only got $450000. His BAC was 0.29

Posted by: torabora at October 28, 2021 03:01 PM (N0PjA)

228 Have I ever mentioned being separated from my family at the border in 2018?

Posted by: Weasel - Honorary Texan at October 28, 2021 03:02 PM (MVjcR)

229 Totally unexpected, amirite?

Posted by: Surprise Anal Otter at October 28, 2021 03:02 PM (P3gRi)

230 >> This slender brunette in a very tight dress is sitting on the last piece of furniture she owns because she had to sell or burn the rest for food and fuel (respectively):
https://bit.ly/2ZpTQlb


She's got big feet.

Posted by: garrett at October 28, 2021 03:02 PM (N70Am)

231 I had a customer in the hosting business that had a website documenting her RAW diet. Needed SSH access, so I needed an ID. This usually stumped the potential hackers and they would go away. One tried sending a picture of themselves standing in front of an actual hut as ID. But I digress.

This lady in the picture looked to be pushing about 300 and had a diet website. And the diet was raw food, including meat.

Posted by: Coquettish Haberdasher at October 28, 2021 03:02 PM (buTO7)

232 "And the stock market continues to gain."
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Where else are you going to put your money where you have a chance of not getting ass-raped by inflation? In a savings account, maybe?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 28, 2021 03:02 PM (YqDXo)

233 $500k per illegal alien? fvck duck hunting. there's new game afoot.

Posted by: x at October 28, 2021 03:02 PM (oA+QO)

234 JJ, Imma gonna get it but perhaps "Agita, the Sequel" cause well I read the Morning Report.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'butchershop Asian massage' its the other white meat! at October 28, 2021 03:03 PM (RoIW/)

235 TAX THE RICH ILLEGALS

Posted by: wth at October 28, 2021 03:03 PM (v0R5T)

236 >>To be completely fair, Elias is good at what he does. He gets results.

Maybe a bit too good.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 28, 2021 03:03 PM (ZLI7S)

237 the problem: supply chain disruptions, labor shortages and the delta variant of COVID-19 have affected the economy.

the common sense, low cost, yet technically brilliant solution: let's end right to work jobs and make everyone a union thug.

the ultraviolent, possibly racist, and clearly unworkable GOP counterproposal: Stop disrupting the supply chains, stop paying people not to work, and get the fuck over covid already, losers.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at October 28, 2021 03:03 PM (ZZK0E)

238
This lady in the picture looked to be pushing about 300 and had a diet website. And the diet was raw food, including meat.
Posted by: Coquettish Haberdasher at October 28, 2021 03:02 PM (buTO7)

Ewwww. That's almost as gross as JJ's protein solution.

Posted by: Moki at October 28, 2021 03:03 PM (JrN/x)

239 The U.S. is in talks to offer immigrant families separated at the border in 2018 about $450,000 a person in compensation, people familiar with the matter say

https://tinyurl.com/yh68lj7s
Posted by: Tami at October 28, 2021 02:57 PM (cF8AT)


Yes, twitter is lit. And of course, this is a typical reply:

Erin Snyder @ErinLSnyder 15m
Crossing illegally is a misdemeanor, setting aside the fact families were separated without a trial, let alone a conviction. When we adopted this policy, our nation violated international law.

The insinuation this is somehow too much money stinks of racism.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 28, 2021 03:03 PM (wAnMi)

240 Pain is necessary for growth. The American People are getting what they (and election fortifiers) voted for. It's a perfect storm alright. To completely and totally discredit the Democrat Party and Leftism for a generation.

Posted by: Wonkish Rogue at October 28, 2021 03:03 PM (BRpqW)

241 Gee, I wonder how the semi- and un-skilled labor household real income is going? It made it's first real and sustained advance during the Trump years (this is not a coincidence). You know, "the little guy" that (astonishingly) the party of stupid "educated" suburbanites and racist tribal factions has claimed to champion for decades (without evidence).

How about repatriation of capital, manufacturing investment?

Oh.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at October 28, 2021 03:03 PM (OTzUX)

242 Well if it weren't for all these asshole terrorist parents riling up school board meetings, investor confidence would be at an all time high.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 28, 2021 03:03 PM (6FeV1)

243 And the stock market shrugs it off. The big three indices are up. Yes, I know that one doesn't have anything to do with the other, I hear it all the time from Mr NEC.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at October 28, 2021 02:57 PM (2NHgQ)


the FED is pumping out zero interest money to the banks, and if they sit on it the value goes away. The banks loan it out and it has to be invested, since sitting in an account costs value.
The only lasting value is goods, stocks and real estate.

What is exciting is that the stock market is bubbling away and we are all waiting to see what happens next.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 28, 2021 03:03 PM (KbLYZ)

244 Have I ever mentioned being separated from my family at the border in 2018?

Posted by: Weasel - Honorary Texan at October 28, 2021 03:02 PM (MVjcR)

Your weasel family?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'butchershop Asian massage' its the other white meat! at October 28, 2021 03:03 PM (RoIW/)

245 We are in a worldwide political upheaval at the moment, its amazing how many people can't see it. And those that do can't do squat about it.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 28, 2021 02:53 PM (r5BVk)

Meanwhile, China continues apace.

Posted by: Golfman at October 28, 2021 03:03 PM (hOMhY)

246 236 >>To be completely fair, Elias is good at what he does. He gets results.

Maybe a bit too good.
Posted by: JackStraw at October 28, 2021 03:03 PM (ZLI7S)

========

I doubt that the powers that be really mind that all that much.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, OCP were the good guys at October 28, 2021 03:04 PM (LvTSG)

247 How very Carteresque. I remember the malaise speech. Boiled down, it went like this: The people of the problem, and austerity is the answer.

History may not repeat but it sure as hell rhymes.

Posted by: Rowsdower Continues to Insist Ashli Babbitt is Crispus Attucks and Michael Byrd is Lon Horiuchi at October 28, 2021 03:04 PM (P/ALc)

248 "Stocks don't care, and they never did. They do what they do."

Think about the suckers who sold just because Obama was elected. They did exactly the wrong thing during the best buying opportunity of our lifetimes.

Posted by: gp at October 28, 2021 03:04 PM (qpX6U)

249 #205

If you have the time I'm a fan of JB Weld.

Posted by: torabora at October 28, 2021 03:04 PM (N0PjA)

250 Hey JJ, since you're here, is your book going to be anywhere in meatspace?

I have a Bible that when as a traditional Western book has the New Testament in Koine Greek. Flipping the book over and the Old Testament is written in Hebrew.

Next edition, we need to have JJ's 100 days of FUD, then flip the book over and we can crowd Horde Source 100 days of Smoke Being Blown Up One's Ass in the form of caricature Leftist gaslighting on the same topics.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 28, 2021 03:04 PM (+LCoQ)

251 Girls always get along great together, it'll be fine....

Posted by: steevy at October 28, 2021 02:59 PM

Barely an inconvenience!

Posted by: Just Lily at October 28, 2021 03:04 PM (vivhj)

252 @VARisingAction

The turn out for Terry McAuliffe's bus stop in deep blue Charlottesville...

https://tinyurl.com/yflkhnrf
Posted by: Tami at October 28, 2021 02:53 PM (cF8AT)

Yabbut, Joe didn't have anyone at his campaign stops either and still got more ballots than anyone in history

Posted by: OneEyedJack at October 28, 2021 03:04 PM (MFphb)

253 Just so you know, Straw...

I would have sent you an email ages ago if I remembered your real name!

Good to see you back.

Posted by: garrett at October 28, 2021 03:04 PM (N70Am)

254 Ewwww. That's almost as gross as JJ's protein solution.
Posted by: Moki at October 28, 2021 03:03 PM (JrN/x)
++++
Yes. You will enjoy much more my "protein solution/"

Posted by: The Paolo at October 28, 2021 03:04 PM (DU+/6)

255 I always think Mannix's girls are a bit wonky but I like the current brunette. boi-oi-oi-oingh.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at October 28, 2021 03:04 PM (ZZK0E)

256
Your weasel family?
Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'butchershop Asian massage' its the other white meat! at October 28, 2021 03:03 PM (RoIW/)
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CB!
People family, weasel family... whatever it takes.

Posted by: Weasel - Honorary Texan at October 28, 2021 03:04 PM (MVjcR)

257
Nonsense. The federal government overreacted and among other things forced BofA and Chase to purchase failed companies, but the crisis was very real.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


The crisis was purposely way overblown and politicized immediately to affect an election in the USA.

I will argue we're in much deeper jeopardy of having a far more serious "financial meltdown" than ever, mostly because of all the "fixes" made by obama.

Posted by: Soothsayer at October 28, 2021 03:05 PM (JtT4O)

258 International law. Suck my dick bitch.

Posted by: steevy at October 28, 2021 03:05 PM (CYnTg)

259 >>When we adopted this policy, our nation violated international law.


Like that's a thing.

Posted by: garrett at October 28, 2021 03:05 PM (N70Am)

260 "To completely and totally discredit the Democrat Party and Leftism for a generation."

What planet are we talking about?

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at October 28, 2021 03:06 PM (OTzUX)

261 194 Anyway the half-million $ rewards for illegal aliens is most likely an over-zealous proposal by one of the insane racist delusional nutcases now running DHS.
Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at October 28, 2021 02:58 PM (OTzUX)

Somehow the illegals that can't be bothered to show up or be found for missing their court date will be found for this handout.

Somehow.

Posted by: Bete at October 28, 2021 03:06 PM (Ojki1)

262 International Law is for Internationals, not us.

Posted by: Weasel - Honorary Texan at October 28, 2021 03:07 PM (MVjcR)

263 QE is like writing yourself an IOU, putting it in your pocket, and counting it as an asset.

Hey, I'm good for it. What, don't you trust me?

Posted by: Uncle Sugar at October 28, 2021 03:07 PM (nfrXX)

264 Have I ever mentioned being separated from my family at the border in 2018?
Posted by: Weasel - Honorary Texan at October 28, 2021 03:02 PM


You'd just waste the money on tractor fuel and power take-off implement.

Denied.

Posted by: Illegal Alien Reparations Agency at October 28, 2021 03:07 PM (a3Q+t)

265 The glue won't hold much longer.
Posted by: Elmer at October 28, 2021 03:01 PM (Z2UTo)

The bowl is full.

Posted by: Bemis at October 28, 2021 03:07 PM (v0R5T)

266 >>>I never understood that "natural gas" business from the Warmers. Burning natural gas generates CO2 just like gasoline does.

Point of fact natural gas ratio of hydrogen to carbon is 4 to 1, the gasoline molecule trimethylpentane (commonly referred to as octane for gasoline production though not actually an octane molecule) has hydrogen to carbon ratio at less than 2 to 1. That and the fact that C-H bonds are a little stronger than C-C bonds in gasoline says that burning CH4 gives you more btu per ton of exhausted CO2 than brining gasoline.

Posted by: mikethemoose at October 28, 2021 03:07 PM (T/vhV)

267 CB!
People family, weasel family... whatever it takes.

Posted by: Weasel - Honorary Texan at October 28, 2021 03:04 PM (MVjcR)

No kidding man. I'd think 'monastery' if well.. Heidi. Think they'd be OK with bringing my Uke?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'butchershop Asian massage' its the other white meat! at October 28, 2021 03:07 PM (RoIW/)

268 Posted by: Tami at October 28, 2021 02:53 PM (cF8AT)

I liked the tweet which said "Most of the people there showed up because they thought it was a free beer Octoberfest tent."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 28, 2021 03:07 PM (ueGNX)

269 And yet the markets keep going up and up and up despite all indicators pointing otherwise.

Why it seems as if the gubmint is propping it up doesn't it... that's because it is. How much have they pumped into an economy as "stimulus"? Two trillion and counting..

This house of cards WILL come crashing down at some point... it unavoidable.

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at October 28, 2021 03:07 PM (+ldAm)

270 Somehow the illegals that can't be bothered to show up or be found for missing their court date will be found for this handout.

Somehow.
Posted by: Bete at October 28, 2021 03:06 PM (Ojki1)
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They didn't have bus fare. Thankfully, this will be direct-deposited into bank accounts they're not allowed to have because they can't prove identity.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 28, 2021 03:08 PM (DU+/6)

271 The economy is transitioning from rigor mortis to maggots eating the flesh to rotting away.

--

The economy's head is in a tent and being eaten away by sandflies. The federal gov't is in the process of cutting out our vocal chords so we can't complain about it.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 28, 2021 03:08 PM (sVtYq)

272 QE is like writing yourself an IOU, putting it in your pocket, and counting it as an asset.

Hey, I'm good for it. What, don't you trust me?
Posted by: Uncle Sugar at October 28, 2021 03:07 PM (nfrXX)
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I'm trying to figure out how to loan myself money in the same fashion. I'd buy California, and kick out all the liberals.

Hey, I can dream, huh?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 28, 2021 03:08 PM (YqDXo)

273 What is pulling Butt plug back from his vacation going to do. He barley knows what he should do and has no transportation experience. I know he was a driver for some general or high ranking officer in the army, but can he drive a 18 wheeler like his boss Biden can.

Posted by: Colin at October 28, 2021 03:08 PM (kXA8q)

274 the problem: we need to pay for another $3.5 trillion dollars in grift, payouts to illegals, and general financial malfeasance.

the technocratic, yet down home common sense Biden solution, raise the minimum corporate tax rate in America enough to pay for it, so it's free.

the problem: raising the US corporate tax rate will cause American companies to either die off or simply flee to other countries. Either way, the consumer gets left holding the bag of higher prices and less jobs here.

the homespun, american as apple pie, brilliant Biden solution: We'll just beg every other industrialized nation to increase their own corporate tax rates to our level.

The problem: Other nations are too busy laughing at our latest proposal to actually hit their own self destruct button.

the, come right out and say it Biden's a genius solution: Two words "whisper slowly"

Posted by: Tim Riggins at October 28, 2021 03:08 PM (ZZK0E)

275 Cuomo's supposedly going to be arrested next week over his groping of an aide.

https://tinyurl.com/yhrawzws

I'll believe it when I see it. We probably won't even get a mug shot.

Posted by: Thrawn at October 28, 2021 03:09 PM (5aFbR)

276 Since the contrary play didn't work with Gaylord Dementia Joe play is how many record highs this year?

Answer: dozens

Posted by: torabora at October 28, 2021 03:09 PM (N0PjA)

277 We are who you thought we were!

Posted by: Commies Disguised As Democrats at October 28, 2021 03:09 PM (Xrfse)

278 No kidding man. I'd think 'monastery' if well.. Heidi. Think they'd be OK with bringing my Uke?
Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'butchershop Asian massage' its the other white meat! at October 28, 2021 03:07 PM (RoIW/)
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Sure!

Posted by: Weasel - Honorary Texan at October 28, 2021 03:09 PM (MVjcR)

279 265 The glue won't hold much longer.
Posted by: Elmer at October 28, 2021 03:01 PM (Z2UTo)

put a clamp on it

Posted by: Jorgensen at October 28, 2021 03:09 PM (us2H3)

280 When we adopted this policy, our nation violated international law.


This idiot obviously didn't study international law, because she doesn't understand reciprocity with regards to the originating country's illegal entry rules. If she bothered to look at them, she would see how freaking lenient the US is with regards to illegal entry into the US. If an American were to enter Mexico illegally, for instance, and then try to demand goods and services, they would be thrown into...a Mexican prison. Those aren't pretty.

This really, really frosts me.

Posted by: Moki at October 28, 2021 03:09 PM (JrN/x)

281 burning CH4 gives you more btu per ton of exhausted CO2 than brining gasoline.
Posted by: mikethemoose at October 28, 2021 03:07 PM


You don't need to be brining your gasoline. Just sous vide it.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 28, 2021 03:09 PM (m+jkK)

282 184 Reposting this from the last thread...it's gaining steam on twitter.

@WSJ

The U.S. is in talks to offer immigrant families separated at the border in 2018 about $450,000 a person in compensation, people familiar with the matter say

https://tinyurl.com/yh68lj7s

Posted by: Tami at October 28, 2021 02:57 PM (cF8AT)

Wonder how the twenty-somethings feel about this while they wait for the government to pay off their student loans?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed - F*** JB and Fauci at October 28, 2021 03:09 PM (N39Ws)

283 Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 28, 2021 03:03 PM (wAnMi)

Then there are these types of replies...

@glexxxxx 48m

Replying to @WSJ

I said I would never vote for Trump but if this is true, ill find a way to vote for him 100 times in 24. Holy shit.

Posted by: Tami at October 28, 2021 03:09 PM (cF8AT)

284 ... (as the left urges the country to Lower Our Expectations and accept the New Normal).

---------

Brave New Normal.

Posted by: ShainS -- State-Stamped Sluggish Schizophrenic at October 28, 2021 03:09 PM (MSgeA)

285 "This house of cards WILL come crashing down at some point... it unavoidable."

There is always a stock crash at some indefinite time in the future! You keep your powder dry, keep some liquidity, and then when the crash happens, you buy the shit out of it.

Posted by: gp at October 28, 2021 03:09 PM (qpX6U)

286 $500k per illegal alien? fvck duck hunting. there's new game afoot.

Where do you think these illegal aliens are going to get the money to buy housing when citizens are forced to sell their homestead because they lost their jobs due to the Vaxx Mandate?

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 28, 2021 03:10 PM (+LCoQ)

287 the half $million for illegal aliens should work exactly like the "you have won a free flatscreen, just come down to the convention center to pick it up" scam the cops would run on people with warrants.

Posted by: x at October 28, 2021 03:10 PM (oA+QO)

288 >>That and the fact that C-H bonds are a little stronger than C-C bonds in gasoline says that burning CH4 gives you more btu per ton of exhausted CO2 than brining gasoline.


Taste the meat. Not the heat.

Posted by: Hank Hill at October 28, 2021 03:10 PM (N70Am)

289 Comrade Citizen,

Glorious leader Joe had done exceptionally well leading our glorious country forward. 2% is magnificent growth. We will now applaud for 15 straight minutes in honor of our great leader.

Posted by: MSM at October 28, 2021 03:10 PM (OalnH)

290 Yeah and the Christmas spending season will most likely be quite muted. That's probably what they're counting on for positive numbers in Q4.

Posted by: InCali at October 28, 2021 03:10 PM (jZOLv)

291 Since when is groping a crime?
Hell, California has a governor they call the Groppenator.

Posted by: Cuomo at October 28, 2021 03:10 PM (N0PjA)

292 I'm sure you've all heard the Biden administration is considering giving $450,000 to each illegal immigrant separated at the border from their families due to Trump's immigration policies.

#Reperations

Posted by: Dr Spank at October 28, 2021 03:10 PM (I7zOo)

293 I'm not going to lie, and I hate saying it, but popeye's chicken nuggets are fucking amazing.

Plus, I got a chicken sammich from them, it was made from a breast piece that must've weighed 1.5 pounds.

God, I hope this is real meat.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at October 28, 2021 03:10 PM (ZZK0E)

294 I see y'all have.

Posted by: Dr Spank at October 28, 2021 03:11 PM (I7zOo)

295 Sure!

Posted by: Weasel - Honorary Texan at October 28, 2021 03:09 PM (MVjcR)

huh. A monastery ukulele group...name....name...

Two Strings Short?

The Monk-keys?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'butchershop Asian massage' its the other white meat! at October 28, 2021 03:11 PM (RoIW/)

296 Yeah and the Christmas spending season will most likely be quite muted. That's probably what they're counting on for positive numbers in Q4.
Posted by: InCali at October 28, 2021 03:10 PM (jZOLv)
++++
Q4 needs Christmas spending. The retailers need it, the shippers need it, everybody needs it. And it's going to be low this year. In January they'll talk about how unexpected the declines in December were.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 28, 2021 03:11 PM (DU+/6)

297 the half $million for illegal aliens should work exactly like the "you have won a free flatscreen, just come down to the convention center to pick it up" scam the cops would run on people with warrants.

--

I saw that in a Pacino movie. Sea of Love, I believe.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 28, 2021 03:11 PM (sVtYq)

298 "keep some liquidity, and then when the crash happens, you buy the shit out of it."

All the assholes on margin get killed, and you pick $100 bills up off the street.

Posted by: gp at October 28, 2021 03:11 PM (qpX6U)

299
Dinosaurs say unexpectedly low temperatures are certainly disappointing, but there was a perfect storm of temporary circumstances weighing on the thermometer in the third quarter that should potentially improve in the fourth quarter and beyond.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 28, 2021 03:11 PM (/U27+)

300 Ok, I got nuttin. As usual. Later amigos.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'butchershop Asian massage' its the other white meat! at October 28, 2021 03:12 PM (RoIW/)

301 Not to many years down the road..California will require all trucks to be electric. Of course they won't build any new power plants, just put up more Chinese made solar panels.

Posted by: Colin at October 28, 2021 03:12 PM (kXA8q)

302 #287
It won't work. That's why they're only offering $450000.

Posted by: torabora at October 28, 2021 03:13 PM (N0PjA)

303 My expectations = lowered.

It's what they want, right?

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at October 28, 2021 03:13 PM (jWe5r)

304 275 Cuomo's supposedly going to be arrested next week over his groping of an aide.

___

Like Alec Baldwin!!

Posted by: MSM at October 28, 2021 03:13 PM (OalnH)

305 the half $million for illegal aliens should work exactly like the "you have won a free flatscreen, just come down to the convention center to pick it up" scam the cops would run on people with warrants.

Why does it have to be cops? Why not "concerned citizens"? And who needs a warrant?

And totally unrelated: Did you know that there are a lot of shipping containers that need to be returned to China, and they are almost all empty?

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 28, 2021 03:13 PM (+LCoQ)

306 I'm sure you've all heard the Biden administration is considering giving $450,000 to each illegal immigrant separated at the border from their families due to Trump's immigration policies.

--------

this may explain how, in the grift that is covid stimulus, how we spent eighty trillion and all you got is $1200.

the rest of the money that isn't going to democrats to become richer goes to fostering the invasion/colonization of america by illegals

Posted by: Tim Riggins at October 28, 2021 03:13 PM (ZZK0E)

307 Tami shocking yet only amount surprising, that the Marxists are first out to bankrupt the USA, second paying illegals really for breaking border laws with more money than they would normally ever see, third much would go to bureaucracy to manage those funds with desk jockeys pulling in triple digits

Posted by: Skip at October 28, 2021 03:13 PM (2JoB8)

308 Biden's plan to raise corporate taxes, go after the wealthy (however that is defined) all by adding more crap on top of crappy tax laws is ludicrous.

This all can be solved with flat tax rates. Tiered if necessary (corporate and personal). But EVERONE should pay something. Even if you just make $36k/year. No loop holes, no write offs, deductions or nothing. If the tax rates are set properly - people will come out as good or better than the current system.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed - F*** JB and Fauci at October 28, 2021 03:13 PM (N39Ws)

309 "What planet are we talking about?"

The one where Democrats hold majorities in both the House and Senate and have the White House.

People can Eeyore it all they want.

I chose to remain optimistic.

Posted by: Wonkish Rogue at October 28, 2021 03:14 PM (BRpqW)

310 Consumer confidence set all-time record levels. Ditto for more interesting, select surveys of confidence among key economic actors.
Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at October 28, 2021 03:01 PM (OTzUX)


What's scary is how many people seem to have forgotten all of this. Dumbing down the population where people have the attention span of a gnat seems to have advantages. Most can't remember anything before covid. And all that money they made is gone now. If they do remember how good things were, connecting the dots is hard. Another reason they still need to keep on the bash Trump train almost a year after he's been out of office - and technically he was a lame duck as far as the GOP was concerned the day they gave us covid.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 28, 2021 03:14 PM (wAnMi)

311
Of course they won't build any new power plants, just put up more Chinese made solar panels.
Posted by: Colin at October 28, 2021 03:12 PM (kXA8q)

_________

Just a minute there, pal.

Posted by: Wacko Environmentalists at October 28, 2021 03:14 PM (/U27+)

312 OT: One of my co-workers is under fire from our new boss. She has a mild case of ADHD and dyslexia, both documented. But he is continually after her about misspellings in her emails, threatening her with dismissal over it, etc. I don't know all the details. It seems to me, though, she might be able to make a pretty good ADA discrimination case.

I've counseled her to save all of her emails to a non-work account, to talk to a labor/disability/employer lawyer (I gave her the name of the guy I talked with about 6 weeks ago), and to let me know how I can help.

This is what happens to a new supervisor who takes the unwarranted attitude that his employees are going to fight him on everything: They start fighting him on everything.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 28, 2021 03:14 PM (txdEq)

313 107 Are hot dogs sixteen cents cheaper?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 28, 2021 02:37 PM (63Dwl)

For the whole sandwich?!?!

Posted by: Inogame at October 28, 2021 03:14 PM (53oGX)

314 remember, every person with a badge in america is directly enlisted into helping the 3rd world colonize america. you are the enemy.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at October 28, 2021 03:14 PM (ZZK0E)

315 META

Make Everything Trump Again

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 28, 2021 03:14 PM (Irn0L)

316 Gee, I wonder how the semi- and un-skilled labor household real income is going?

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at October 28, 2021 03:03 PM (OTzUX)

I'm way more than semi-skilled. My boss's net is record breaking. Add to that his PPP free money acquired by doing better business than usual while bemoaning the welfare state.

He's in ultimate prep mode for the inevitable crash.

Add to that the stress of dealing with short staffs and added customers and their demands. My real income is sh*t.

NC will see record retirements this year.

Posted by: Golfman at October 28, 2021 03:14 PM (hOMhY)

317 This could all just be a bad dream and you are all in it. I mean I could wake up and I'm in America.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 28, 2021 03:15 PM (OalnH)

318 That and the fact that C-H bonds are a little stronger than C-C bonds in gasoline says that burning CH4 gives you more btu per ton of exhausted CO2 than brining gasoline.
------------------

It's not clear to me that the caloric content is the relevant quantity for an internal combustion engine. Instead, off the top of my head, I suspect it would be volume of gas produced to drive the piston downward.

Not sure about this. I need to think about it more.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 28, 2021 03:15 PM (YqDXo)

319 God, I hope this is real meat.

It is! Its the most real meat ever!
Would I ever lie or try to deceive you?

Posted by: Bill Gates at October 28, 2021 03:15 PM (+LCoQ)

320 The one where Democrats hold majorities in both the House and Senate and have the White House.

--

once america discovers the joy of austerity, uh, holiday season, they'll be filling out their absentee mail-in ballots way early to cheer on brandon and co.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at October 28, 2021 03:15 PM (ZZK0E)

321
This slender brunette in a very tight dress is sitting on the last piece of furniture she owns because she had to sell or burn the rest for food and fuel (respectively):

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 28, 2021 03:01 PM


Don't let my lack of positive affirmation to every single one of these style of posts lead you to believe that you should not continue to do so as often as possible.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus, Vaccine and Massage Parlor at October 28, 2021 03:15 PM (dQvv7)

322 I am curious when hoi polloi start feeling the squeeze and it, get this, changes their minds.

Never, it will always be Trump's fault and there is nothing that Biden can do until more Dems are voted in.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 28, 2021 03:15 PM (r5BVk)

323 I saw that in a Pacino movie. Sea of Love, I believe.
Posted by: Lady in Black at October 28, 2021


***
A good little police flick. The script all along has you looking in the wrong direction for the perp -- a classic mystery novel technique which is rarely done well in films.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 28, 2021 03:16 PM (txdEq)

324 It's funny because CA's idiotic policies alone will probably be half the reason the economy is shit for Democrats.

It would actually be a pretty easy lever to flip and what exactly would be the fall out? Some union gets mad that still sends all their money to Democrats anyway?

Posted by: Blago at October 28, 2021 03:16 PM (PwNLq)

325
Incredibly, I had two phone interviews today about full-time salaried positions.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 28, 2021 03:16 PM (/U27+)

326 Pessimism or optimism are alien to me, facts seem more interesting.

"discrediting the Dems for a generation" seems delusional, and completely out of touch with history and reality. Unless we break completely new ground.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at October 28, 2021 03:16 PM (OTzUX)

327 "God, I hope this is real meat."


I'll take things Buttigieg might say for $600, Alex.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed - F*** JB and Fauci at October 28, 2021 03:16 PM (N39Ws)

328 312

Are these emails to clients or internal? If it's internal it's one thing. If it's to clients, I get where the boss man is coming from.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 28, 2021 03:16 PM (OalnH)

329 Uh Oh, Dick Morris believes Donald Trump will win the 2024 presidential election.

Posted by: Capital Eff at October 28, 2021 03:16 PM (2xGy+)

330 Are hot dogs sixteen cents cheaper?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 28, 2021 02:37 PM (63Dwl)

For the whole sandwich?!?!
Posted by: Inogame at October 28, 2021 03:14 PM (53oGX)

Wonder if Jen Psaki will be commenting on Thanksgiving dinner.

Posted by: Golfman at October 28, 2021 03:16 PM (hOMhY)

331 I am so proud of this advice, I'll repeat it: watch "The Big Short."

Posted by: gp at October 28, 2021 03:16 PM (qpX6U)

332 Incredibly, I had two phone interviews today about full-time salaried positions.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 28, 2021 03:16 PM (/U27+)

Good luck

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 28, 2021 03:17 PM (Irn0L)

333 ***\Heh, that's me, Crash Biden./***

Posted by: Braenyard at October 28, 2021 03:17 PM (MFHSd)

334 I'm sure you've all heard the Biden administration is considering giving $450,000 to each illegal immigrant separated at the border from their families
-----------------

Take it out of the welfare budget.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 28, 2021 03:17 PM (YqDXo)

335 329 Uh Oh, Dick Morris believes Donald Trump will win the 2024 presidential election.
Posted by: Capital Eff at October 28, 2021 03:16 PM (2xGy+)

___

So DeathSantis it is then.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 28, 2021 03:17 PM (OalnH)

336 @MelbourneJay

Replying to @WSJ

Wait until those families get their unrealized capital gains bill

Hahahaha!

Posted by: Tami at October 28, 2021 03:18 PM (cF8AT)

337 There are, of course, real world solutions the WH and Congress could take to fix things, but get this, they created it on purpose, they don't want a "fix". People need to understand this.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 28, 2021 03:18 PM (r5BVk)

338
The U.S. is in talks to offer immigrant families separated at the border in 2018 about $450,000 a person in compensation, people familiar with the matter say

https://tinyurl.com/yh68lj7s

Wonder how the twenty-somethings feel about this while they wait for the government to pay off their student loans?


They'll blame the Boomers.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 28, 2021 03:18 PM (63Dwl)

339 People can Eeyore it all they want. I chose to remain optimistic.

All is well!

Posted by: Commies Disguised As Democrats at October 28, 2021 03:18 PM (Xrfse)

340 >>So DeathSantis it is then.

If the history of Morris' predictions hold true, yup.

Posted by: Capital Eff at October 28, 2021 03:18 PM (2xGy+)

341 328 312

Are these emails to clients or internal? If it's internal it's one thing. If it's to clients, I get where the boss man is coming from.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 28, 2021 03:16 PM (OalnH)
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My thought exactly.

If only there were a way to employ a spell-checker when you write something ...

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 28, 2021 03:18 PM (YqDXo)

342 Were in danger of engaging in mathematics in this thread. If one does so. Be sure to have your link to a picture of a pretty woman at hand.

Posted by: Sasquatch, the Original Trans-Wookie at October 28, 2021 03:18 PM (MH0eD)

343 This slender brunette in a very tight dress is sitting on the last piece of furniture she owns because she had to sell or burn the rest for food and fuel (respectively):

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 28, 2021 03:01 PM


And to think. There's a guy involved that's really getting tired of her.

Posted by: Justsayin' at October 28, 2021 03:19 PM (Fs5vw)

344 "A good little police flick."

Ellen Barkin before she turned into Bitch From Hell. I also recommend the TV series "Animal Kingdom," featuring Bitch From Hell Ellen Barkin. She's fucking nasty, she knows it, and she brings it 1000% in that show.

Posted by: gp at October 28, 2021 03:19 PM (qpX6U)

345 The darkest hour comes just before the Red dawn!

Posted by: Commies Disguised As Democrats at October 28, 2021 03:19 PM (Xrfse)

346 it's the Jimmy Carter years all over again...

lucky us!

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at October 28, 2021 03:19 PM (qd+vn)

347 OT: One of my co-workers is under fire from our new boss. She has a mild case of ADHD and dyslexia, both documented. But he is continually after her about misspellings in her emails, threatening her with dismissal over it, etc. I don't know all the details. It seems to me, though, she might be able to make a pretty good ADA discrimination case.

I've counseled her to save all of her emails to a non-work account, to talk to a labor/disability/employer lawyer (I gave her the name of the guy I talked with about 6 weeks ago), and to let me know how I can help.

This is what happens to a new supervisor who takes the unwarranted attitude that his employees are going to fight him on everything: They start fighting him on everything.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 28, 2021 03:14 PM (txdEq)


Has anyone mentioned this friction to your supervisor's boss? It sounds like the problem may not be the employees?

Posted by: rd at October 28, 2021 03:19 PM (Z32m1)

348
It's the Circle Back Economy!

To Carter Administration levels of performance!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 28, 2021 03:19 PM (pNxlR)

349 For the whole sandwich?!?!
Posted by: Inogame at October 28, 2021 03:14 PM


ISWYDT.

Posted by: Ginger at October 28, 2021 03:20 PM (a3Q+t)

350 Markets up 2%. This mean ZIRP for at least another year. Expect $5 gas soon. I have been pounding the table....buy stocks buy real estate. If you're holding cash you are fucked.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 28, 2021 03:20 PM (OalnH)

351 @MelbourneJay

Replying to @WSJ

Wait until those families get their unrealized capital gains bill

Hahahaha!
Posted by: Tami at October 28, 2021 03:18 PM (cF8AT)
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Lessee, the promise of $450 K should put them in a whacking high tax bracket. That would be a hoot.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 28, 2021 03:20 PM (YqDXo)

352 So Deathsantis it is then.
If the history of Morris' predictions hold true, yup.
Posted by: Capital Eff at October 28, 2021 03:18 PM (2xGy+)

We could do worse.

Probably will.

Posted by: Just Lily at October 28, 2021 03:20 PM (vivhj)

353 1. buy one-way ticket to Mexico
2. walk north across border with Tijuana hooker
3. Oops, lost her, where's my $450k?

Posted by: Bemis at October 28, 2021 03:20 PM (v0R5T)

354
Are hot dogs sixteen cents cheaper?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 28, 2021 02:37 PM (63Dwl)

For the whole sandwich?!?!
Posted by: Inogame at October 28, 2021 03:14 PM (53oGX)

Is it a sandwich, or not? Only Science can tell. Whether it's for the whole "sandwich," or just the pleasingly-sculpted lunchmeat within, you can color me "tickled pink." Because it's at a $0.16 discount, that means I get a price break of $1.60 on my next 100 research missions in the Great Debate. Whether you're a Democrat or on the other of our two sides, I think all Believers in Free Markets can agree: Joe Biden kicks ass.

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at October 28, 2021 03:20 PM (/KPLX)

355 Need to get a hold of the 1001 ways to cook tree bark, but its printed in North Korean.

Posted by: Colin at October 28, 2021 03:20 PM (kXA8q)

356 Just when you think it can't get much worse, there's this bit from the WSJ --


U.S. in Talks to Pay Hundreds of Millions to Families Separated at Border

Government is considering payments of $450,000 per person affected by Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy in 2018 for asylum seekers illegally crossing border.

I can't even...

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 28, 2021 03:20 PM (F0YaR)

357 Are these emails to clients or internal? If it's internal it's one thing. If it's to clients, I get where the boss man is coming from.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 28, 2021


***
A mix of both, and I can see how it makes the office look bad to have typos show up in external communications. But still, to threaten her over it almost from the start when she has a documented disability is hardly a good way to fix things.

I think he wants somebody of his own in the position. If that's true, then it will only be a matter of time until he starts in on me . . . and I am much more likely to snap back, let him fire me, and retire.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 28, 2021 03:20 PM (txdEq)

358 huh, why am I seeing folks talking about Racine.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at October 28, 2021 03:21 PM (ZZK0E)

359 I'm sure you've all heard the Biden administration is considering giving $450,000 to each illegal immigrant separated at the border from their families
-----------------

Take it out of the welfare budget.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


EBT & WIC hardest hit.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 28, 2021 03:21 PM (OCTRt)

360 it's the Jimmy Carter years all over again...

lucky us!
Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at October 28, 2021 03

Put your sweater on and STFU.

Posted by: Golfman at October 28, 2021 03:21 PM (hOMhY)

361 I can't even...
Posted by: GnuBreed at October 28, 2021 03:20 PM (F0YaR)

LOL, oh yeah you can

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 28, 2021 03:22 PM (Irn0L)

362 "If you're holding cash you are fucked."

Keep some liquidity so you can buy the crash.

Posted by: gp at October 28, 2021 03:22 PM (qpX6U)

363 -
it's the Jimmy Carter years all over again...

lucky us!

Posted by: redc1c4 -
-
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Can I at least get a crank-up Evel Knievel bike?

Posted by: irright at October 28, 2021 03:22 PM (SchQD)

364 Lessee, the promise of $450 K should put them in a whacking high tax bracket. That would be a hoot.
=====

I'm sure they'll be exempt.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at October 28, 2021 03:22 PM (IytoW)

365 EBT & WIC hardest hit.
Posted by: rickb223 at October 28, 2021 03:21 PM (OCTRt)
------------------

Yeah. That's a shame. But we have a new set of parasites to support, so the old set will just have to get off their asses.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 28, 2021 03:22 PM (YqDXo)

366 Need to get a hold of the 1001 ways to cook tree bark, but its printed in North Korean.
Posted by: Colin


Geez. I read that as North Karen.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 28, 2021 03:22 PM (OCTRt)

367 "huh, why am I seeing folks talking about Racine."

Sheriff did news conference today revealing voter fraud.

Posted by: gp at October 28, 2021 03:22 PM (qpX6U)

368
-All is well!


Cynicism is an alluring poison. It costs you nothing and one gets praised as being "realist" in their outlook. I live in California. I've more cause for cynicism that most. Yet I choose to be optimistic. Democrats are going to be bled. And not with leeches.

Posted by: Wonkish Rogue at October 28, 2021 03:22 PM (BRpqW)

369 Wolfus I haven't had a computer in years but isn't there some kind of spell check the woman could use to double check work and emails before sending?

The boss would have a field day cutting up spelling and typos here.

Posted by: Skip at October 28, 2021 03:23 PM (2JoB8)

370 "next 10 missions"

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at October 28, 2021 03:23 PM (/KPLX)

371 >>>It's not clear to me that the caloric content is the relevant quantity for an internal combustion engine. Instead, off the top of my head, I suspect it would be volume of gas produced to drive the piston downward.

It actually has very little to do with that, so little in fact that you usually don't even account for it (gas molecule increase during combustion) What you do is calculate how much you heat the air that's burning the fuel and as a result how much that pressure increase due to heated air is.

Posted by: mikethemoose at October 28, 2021 03:23 PM (T/vhV)

372 Well it's silly to pretend Trump wasn't responsible for allowing utterly incompetent and power-mad "technical" advisors to destroy the best economy in generations - but in context his fault is partial. The entire planet (save a few places) did the same. And he clearly was uncomfortable with the economic damage the pointless "interventions" were doing - though he never freed himself of the erroneous false framework he absorbed from the idiots. Using the phrase "let it rip" reflects a misunderstanding of the basics.

Chiding the idiot governor of GA for relaxing the stupid pointless policies was telling. And the vaccine thing - Trump clearly still hasn't understood how "vaccines" are probably not part of any sensible response to this kind of issue.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at October 28, 2021 03:23 PM (OTzUX)

373 Government is considering payments of $450,000 per person affected by Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy in 2018 for asylum seekers illegally crossing border.

---

if they're saying this, then that number was probably already in one of the bloated, bullshit stimulus bill we already passed (without reading it) or in the current free-stim bill biden wants to pass.

or maybe, this is another trillion dollar coin scenario where the federeales can just "consent decree" a huge spending increase into existence.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at October 28, 2021 03:23 PM (ZZK0E)

374 Lessee, the promise of $450 K should put them in a whacking high tax bracket. That would be a hoot.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 28, 2021 03:20 PM (YqDXo)

New amendment to Infrastructure Bill changes to raising taxes on those who make over $450,001 per year

Posted by: Golfman at October 28, 2021 03:24 PM (hOMhY)

375 Has anyone mentioned this friction to your supervisor's boss? It sounds like the problem may not be the employees?
Posted by: rd at October 28, 2021


***
Not yet, not that I know of. His boss is pretty high up in the chain here; but I know the fellow's assistant, and we could get an appointment if we needed to. The disability people at Personnel are dragging their electronic feet about helping her out, too.

When he came aboard, we'd all made it clear that we were behind him 100% and would work hard to make his vision come true. I suspect that since he is black and we are all white, though, he's expecting us to be against him. A self-fulfilling prophecy.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 28, 2021 03:24 PM (txdEq)

376 >>U.S. in Talks to Pay Hundreds of Millions to Families Separated at Border


I think they mean Hundreds of Millions MORE.

Posted by: garrett at October 28, 2021 03:24 PM (N70Am)

377 "It's not clear to me that the caloric content is the relevant quantity for an internal combustion engine."

Check it experimentally and end the argument. Empiricism rocks.

Posted by: gp at October 28, 2021 03:24 PM (qpX6U)

378
Then again, some bosses are complete and utter bastards. If it wasn't the typos, it'd be something else.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 28, 2021 03:25 PM (/U27+)

379
Dick Morris - didn't he suck hookers toes while on the phone with Bill Clinton? NTTAWWT, I suppose, while it's certainly anywhere near the top 100 on my bucket list.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus, Vaccine and Massage Parlor at October 28, 2021 03:25 PM (dQvv7)

380 U.S. in Talks to Pay Hundreds of Millions to Families Separated at Border

I feel like throwing up

Posted by: JoeF. at October 28, 2021 03:25 PM (mR6Gs)

381 Cynicism is an alluring poison. It costs you nothing and one gets praised as being "realist" in their outlook. I live in California. I've more cause for cynicism that most. Yet I choose to be optimistic. Democrats are going to be bled. And not with leeches.
Posted by: Wonkish Rogue at October 28, 2021 03:22 PM (BRpqW)
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My wife and I have this discussion. She thinks were doomed for all time, and that things will - and can - only get worse.

I've seen things change dramatically in my own lifetime, and in ways no one could ever have foreseen, so I remain optimistic. I keep thinking of Ceausceau's last speech, when ONE GUY started heckling him, and then everyone joined in. Four days later Nicky and his wife faced a firing squad. Now THAT'S inspirational.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 28, 2021 03:25 PM (YqDXo)

382 355 Need to get a hold of the 1001 ways to cook tree bark, but its printed in North Korean.

Posted by: Colin at October 28, 2021 03:20 PM (kXA8q)

There's $3 BILLION in the bill for 'tree equity'...

https://tinyurl.com/yhbtzdf3

Posted by: Tami at October 28, 2021 03:25 PM (cF8AT)

383 >>Check it experimentally and end the argument. Empiricism rocks.


Not at all necessary.

Posted by: FDA Panel at October 28, 2021 03:25 PM (N70Am)

384 I'm sure you've all heard the Biden administration is considering giving $450,000 to each illegal immigrant separated at the border from their families due to Trump's immigration policies.

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this may explain how, in the grift that is covid stimulus, how we spent eighty trillion and all you got is $1200.

the rest of the money that isn't going to democrats to become richer goes to fostering the invasion/colonization of america by illegals

Posted by: Tim Riggins at October 28, 2021 03:13 PM


You did mean "all you got back" from the Fed right. Because most of us didn't "get" anything, we just got some of our money back.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 28, 2021 03:25 PM (JUOKG)

385 Markets up 2%. This mean ZIRP for at least another year. Expect $5 gas soon. I have been pounding the table....buy stocks buy real estate. If you're holding cash you are fucked.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 28, 2021 03:20 PM (OalnH)

I'm all in - Scared shitless

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at October 28, 2021 03:25 PM (M+Lyo)

386 Pessimism or optimism are alien to me, facts seem more interesting.

"discrediting the Dems for a generation" seems delusional, and completely out of touch with history and reality. Unless we break completely new ground.
Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at October 28, 2021 03:16 PM (OTzUX)


Joe Biden could accidentally nuke NY, Ill., and California; and half the the rest of the nation would still pull the lever for the Democrats in 2022.

Posted by: rd at October 28, 2021 03:26 PM (Z32m1)

387 U.S. in Talks to Pay Hundreds of Millions to Families Separated at Border
........

Who the hell are they "in talks" with?

Posted by: wth at October 28, 2021 03:26 PM (v0R5T)

388 $450,000? Hell, why not make it a $1,450,000.

Posted by: dantesed at October 28, 2021 03:26 PM (193FS)

389 Check it experimentally and end the argument. Empiricism rocks.
Posted by: gp at October 28, 2021 03:24 PM (qpX6U)
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Too lazy, among other things. Also, it wasn't really an argument, I was just throwing out my initial (half-baked) reaction for discussion.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 28, 2021 03:27 PM (YqDXo)

390 U.S. in Talks to Pay Hundreds of Millions to Families Separated at Border
........

Who the hell are they "in talks" with?
=======

Probably La Raza

Posted by: bicentennialguy at October 28, 2021 03:27 PM (IytoW)

391 it's the Jimmy Carter years all over again...

lucky us!
Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at October 28, 2021 03

Put your sweater on and STFU.

Posted by: Golfman at October 28, 2021 03:21 PM (hOMhY)
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hey now... someplace i still have my Jimmy Carter money clip.

it's a pop tab (remember those?) wrapped around a penny.

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at October 28, 2021 03:27 PM (qd+vn)

392 Incredibly, I had two phone interviews today about full-time salaried positions.

Best wishes, H7. I know it's been a long dry spell for you.

Posted by: Oddbob at October 28, 2021 03:27 PM (nfrXX)

393 I doubt that the powers that be really mind that all that much.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, OCP were the good guys at October 28, 2021 03:04 PM (LvTSG)

To be perfectly fair, the courts have been well greased for the likes of Elias, less so for, um, more conservative counsel and their clients. He's just reaping a good share of the benefits, which is smart, but he hasn't had to exactly bring the super genius arguments into court to prevail. There is always some liberal bench judge somewhere that can take a break from presiding over an elopement to help Marc out...

Posted by: Boswell at October 28, 2021 03:27 PM (5iUNf)

394
Are European/Asian governments as fiscally and monetarily deranged as ours?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 28, 2021 03:27 PM (/U27+)

395 >>Who the hell are they "in talks" with?


Their Donors.

Posted by: garrett at October 28, 2021 03:27 PM (N70Am)

396 >>huh, why am I seeing folks talking about Racine

Because the sheriff is asking the WI AG to investigate the Wisconsin Election Commission for systematic voter fraud in the 2020 election.

Seems like they were using the residents of nursing homes identities to mail in votes.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 28, 2021 03:27 PM (ZLI7S)

397 Question: why did they come up with $450,000? Why not an even $500,000, since they obviously pulled the number out of their asses?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 28, 2021 03:28 PM (YqDXo)

398 U.S. in Talks to Pay Hundreds of Millions to Families Separated at Border

I feel like throwing up
Posted by: JoeF.

Someone sent that to me, if something like that goes through I think even "safe" Democrat seats go into contention next election.

That won't play well anywhere.

Its just sickening.

Posted by: Blago at October 28, 2021 03:28 PM (PwNLq)

399 When you buy an electric vehicle, you can go across America on a single tank of gas figuratively speaking. It's not gas. You plug it in."
Posted by: Uncle Joe at October 28, 2021 02:33 PM (FJuaY)

I know it's a sock, but...

If I have a gasoline car with a 15 gallon tank, the full tank might weigh in at 110 pounds. Gasoline weighs about six pounds per gallon. If I habitually fill up when the gauge reaches 1/2, then the weight of fuel plus tank that my car totes around cycles between 110 pounds and 65 pounds, with the mean being 77.5 pounds. If my car weighs 3000 pounds, then the mean value of the tank and fuel used, taken as a percentage of total weight is about 2.6 percent. That is the energy used to haul the stored energy around.

Contrast with an electric car. Its battery might weigh a thousand pounds, and that weight doesn't diminish by so much as a gram when it is discharged, If that electric car weighs the same 3000 pounds, then a full 33% of the energy I pay for is used to haul around the energy storage medium.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 28, 2021 03:28 PM (P3gRi)

400 Always figured this separated family was pimp and prostitute, or mules and payload.

Posted by: Skip at October 28, 2021 03:28 PM (2JoB8)

401 390 U.S. in Talks to Pay Hundreds of Millions to Families Separated at Border
........

Who the hell are they "in talks" with?
=======

Probably La Raza
Posted by: bicentennialguy

I don't think they have thought this through. the brothers will burn the cities down.

Posted by: x at October 28, 2021 03:28 PM (oA+QO)

402
I've seen things change dramatically in my own lifetime, and in ways no one could ever have foreseen, so I remain optimistic. I keep thinking of Ceausceau's last speech, when ONE GUY started heckling him, and then everyone joined in. Four days later Nicky and his wife faced a firing squad. Now THAT'S inspirational.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 28, 2021 03:25 PM (YqDXo)

Indeed, and that's where I'm at. Sort of. Your wife is right... unless we have a dramatic change. Which is entirely possible. I don't think it'll happen for about forty more years, though. Just my gut-check. I think we've got about ten-fifteen more before we hit peak madness, then another couple decades of misery before people have well and truly had their fill.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 28, 2021 03:28 PM (/KPLX)

403 "A good little police flick."

Ellen Barkin before she turned into Bitch From Hell. I also recommend the TV series "Animal Kingdom," featuring Bitch From Hell Ellen Barkin. She's fucking nasty, she knows it, and she brings it 1000% in that show.
Posted by: gp


Loved the ending of Season 4.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 28, 2021 03:28 PM (OCTRt)

404 >>>volume of gas produced to drive the piston downward.

In reality the nitrogen in air which doesn't enter into the reaction other than being heated makes up almost all of the pressure increase. With methane you get 5 gas molecules at the cost of 3 (1.667 increase) oxygen molecules. For octane you get 23 gas molecules at the cost of 15.5 (1.484 increase) oxygen molecules.

Posted by: mikethemoose at October 28, 2021 03:29 PM (T/vhV)

405 "Too lazy, among other things"

I'd bet that experiment has been done already, dozens of times.

Posted by: gp at October 28, 2021 03:29 PM (qpX6U)

406 >>Always figured this separated family was pimp and prostitute, or mules and payload.


That's a fixed percentage.

The separated families thing was a scam employed to take advantage of a change in Enforcement brought on by a Court Case, I believe.

The Dems and their minions were exploiting a loophole to force the US Gov to admit illegals and their extended families.

Posted by: garrett at October 28, 2021 03:30 PM (N70Am)

407 @364 "Lessee, the promise of $450 K should put them in a whacking high tax bracket. That would be a hoot."

They'll be using your* identity and SSN, so you'll get the tax bill.

*Editorial you

Posted by: Rowsdower Continues to Insist Ashli Babbitt is Crispus Attucks and Michael Byrd is Lon Horiuchi at October 28, 2021 03:30 PM (P/ALc)

408 "Loved the ending of Season 4."

Yes, you get to see the color of her insides.

Posted by: gp at October 28, 2021 03:30 PM (qpX6U)

409
I don't think they have thought this through. the brothers will burn the cities down.
Posted by: x at October 28, 2021 03:28 PM (oA+QO)

And many others will join them

Posted by: JoeF. at October 28, 2021 03:30 PM (mR6Gs)

410 Wolfus I haven't had a computer in years but isn't there some kind of spell check the woman could use to double check work and emails before sending?

Posted by: Skip at October 28, 2021


***
Of course; all the Office suite of applications, word processing, email, spreadsheets, all have built-in spell check where the program underlines in red anything it thinks is an error. You don't have to run it (though there is a grammar check you can invoke); it is on by default. I can only presume she is not always heeding it. (Instead of marking frequently-used sites as bookmarks, for example, she goes to Gaggle and searches, every time, and her browser then spawns a new instance and chews up some memory. I've offered to show her how to set bookmarks, but she never asks. She's a sweet lady, age 54, Ph.D. in history, but kind loopy sometimes.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 28, 2021 03:30 PM (txdEq)

411
Red headline nood

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 28, 2021 03:30 PM (/U27+)

412 It's a buyers market on firearms and optic right now. Ammunition, not so much.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 28, 2021 02:35 PM (yQpMk)

Anybody making a red dot sight, or similar optic for a Walther P38?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 28, 2021 03:30 PM (P3gRi)

413 Hey math, solve your own problems, I'm not a therapist

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at October 28, 2021 03:30 PM (M+Lyo)

414 Lessee, the promise of $450 K should put them in a whacking high tax bracket. That would be a hoot.
=====

I'm sure they'll be exempt.
Posted by: bicentennialguy at October 28, 2021 03:22 PM (IytoW)


I'm not sure of the exemption. I'm looking at it as some sort of money laundering scheme. The cartels? (Yes, they can afford this). The Chicoms?

Certainly someone. It's not just buying votes.

Posted by: Justsayin' at October 28, 2021 03:31 PM (Fs5vw)

415 I don't think they have thought this through. the brothers will burn the cities down.

Posted by: x at October 28, 2021 03:28 PM (oA+QO

Ding! Ding! Ding!

A LOT of comments on the WSJ tweet about 'reparations first!'

Posted by: Tami at October 28, 2021 03:31 PM (cF8AT)

416 >>>It's not clear to me that the caloric content is the relevant quantity for an internal combustion engine. Instead, off the top of my head, I suspect it would be volume of gas produced to drive the piston downward.


??? What increases the volume of the gas? Addition of heat energy. Where does that energy come from? The fuel. Hotter the combustion, the greater the increase of volume of the initial air/fuel mixture.

You're welcome.

Posted by: Gref at October 28, 2021 03:31 PM (AMIL/)

417
There's $3 BILLION in the bill for 'tree equity'...

Elm's for the poor?

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus, Vaccine and Massage Parlor at October 28, 2021 03:31 PM (dQvv7)

418 Seems like they were using the residents of nursing homes identities to mail in votes.
Posted by: JackStraw at October 28, 2021 03:27 PM (ZLI7S)

Yeah - to the tune of 200K votes - it seems these people may have been illegally deemed to be confined with limited access, even when they owned and drove vehicles. You see, you need this in order to take their mailed ballot and then, you know, fill it out for Punchy and the gang out back of the nursing home...

Posted by: Boswell at October 28, 2021 03:32 PM (5iUNf)

419 "some kind of spell check the woman could use"

Ask her how she managed to hide her psych problems from HR before she was hired. I have a ... friend ... who needs to know.

Posted by: gp at October 28, 2021 03:32 PM (qpX6U)

420 @417 "There's $3 BILLION in the bill for 'tree equity'...

Elm's for the poor?"

Bwaaaaa haaaaaa haaaaaa....

Posted by: Rowsdower Continues to Insist Ashli Babbitt is Crispus Attucks and Michael Byrd is Lon Horiuchi at October 28, 2021 03:32 PM (P/ALc)

421 I don't think they have thought this through. the brothers will burn the cities down.

Posted by: x at October 28, 2021 03:28 PM (oA+QO

Ding! Ding! Ding!

A LOT of comments on the WSJ tweet about 'reparations first!'
Posted by: Tami


F U ese!

Posted by: Juan at October 28, 2021 03:33 PM (OCTRt)

422 401 390 U.S. in Talks to Pay Hundreds of Millions to Families Separated at Border
........

Who the hell are they "in talks" with?
=======

Probably La Raza
Posted by: bicentennialguy

I don't think they have thought this through. the brothers will burn the cities down.
Posted by: x at October 28, 2021 03:28 PM (oA+QO)
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Yup.

Posted by: Weasel - Honorary Texan at October 28, 2021 03:34 PM (MVjcR)

423 "There's $3 BILLION in the bill for 'tree equity'...

Elm's for the poor?"


Birch birch birch. That's all you want to do.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 28, 2021 03:34 PM (OCTRt)

424 Indeed, and that's where I'm at. Sort of. Your wife is right... unless we have a dramatic change. Which is entirely possible. I don't think it'll happen for about forty more years, though. Just my gut-check. I think we've got about ten-fifteen more before we hit peak madness, then another couple decades of misery before people have well and truly had their fill.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 28, 2021 03:28 PM (/KPLX)
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I dunno. I think it could happen ... tomorrow. It's impossible to predict. As I tell my wife and my sons, history takes place at this discontinuities. It's a mistake to extrapolate linearly out very far at all.

It's more like an avalanche. When will the avalanche roar down the mountain? Who knows? The trigger could be trivial. Somebody could break wind loudly down below and trigger it.

Think Ceausceau again. On 20 December 1989, he was large and in charge, the Securitate stamping out any resistance. On 25 December, he was a corpse.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 28, 2021 03:34 PM (YqDXo)

425 it's the Jimmy Carter years all over again...


It's 1000X worse, and not because Jimmy was better than we remember.

The USA is almost a totally different demographic than it was back then, when millions of WW2 veterans were still working, productive members of society , the welfare was still relatively new and hadn't seduced entire generations, and we didn't have wokeness, cancelling and tranny bullshit.

And the music was better

Posted by: JoeF. at October 28, 2021 03:35 PM (mR6Gs)

426 I'm optimistic of our chances because of the facts.

"discrediting the Dems for a generation" seems delusional, and completely out of touch with history and reality. Unless we break completely new ground."

The Democrat Party let their progressive wing take the reigns and it's undermining any credibility they might have had. What policy wins can they claim or tangible benefits can they point to as a reason to trust them?

And I'd be so bold to say the worst is yet to come for them. Wait until the foreign policy planting starts to bear fruit.

Posted by: Wonkish Rogue at October 28, 2021 03:37 PM (BRpqW)

427 I have no intention of buying much of anything for Christmas. We don't need anything, and already have too much as it is. Bah humbug.

Posted by: Eat The Eloi at October 28, 2021 03:38 PM (BvNzB)

428 Not yet, not that I know of. His boss is pretty high up in the chain here; but I know the fellow's assistant, and we could get an appointment if we needed to. The disability people at Personnel are dragging their electronic feet about helping her out, too.

When he came aboard, we'd all made it clear that we were behind him 100% and would work hard to make his vision come true. I suspect that since he is black and we are all white, though, he's expecting us to be against him. A self-fulfilling prophecy.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 28, 2021 03:24 PM (txdEq)


Maybe something informal like a quick chat in a hallway is the best way to go. "Fred, you know Ginny. Our boss Tom seems to be really down on her about her Dyslexia and ADHD disabilities. Does Tom realize that he is bullying her about her documented disabilities? that could cause him and the department trouble if someone complains."

Posted by: rd at October 28, 2021 03:39 PM (Z32m1)

429 I have no intention of buying much of anything for Christmas. We don't need anything, and already have too much as it is. Bah humbug.
Posted by: Eat The Eloi at October 28, 2021 03:38 PM (BvNzB)
.......

I have a used treadmill for sale.

Posted by: wth at October 28, 2021 03:40 PM (v0R5T)

430 Well better get upstairs

Posted by: Skip at October 28, 2021 03:40 PM (2JoB8)

431 Maybe something informal like a quick chat in a hallway is the best way to go. "Fred, you know Ginny. Our boss Tom seems to be really down on her about her Dyslexia and ADHD disabilities. Does Tom realize that he is bullying her about her documented disabilities? that could cause him and the department trouble if someone complains."
Posted by: rd at October 28, 2021


***
Good point and angle of attack.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 28, 2021 03:40 PM (txdEq)

432 Now might be a good time to start looking for old tires to use for heating this winter.
Posted by: Weasel - Honorary Texan at October 28, 2021 02:46 PM (dqJw9)

Winnie Mandela knew what to do with old tires.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 28, 2021 03:44 PM (P3gRi)

433 W got stagflation, baby! We're just short one Jimmy Carter Malaise speech from going full 1979!

Posted by: Max Entropy at October 28, 2021 03:45 PM (ur/Uv)

434 Ace will hopefully do a thread on that unbelievable story from WSJ about giving nearly $half a million to each individual illegal alien who was supposedly separated at the border in '18. That is simply explosive and unbelievable. Go ahead and tell that to the American people. It will go over really, really well.
Posted by: Lady in Black at October 28, 2021 02:50 PM (sVtYq)



It is a trial balloon so that giving them $40K won't seem so bad.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 28, 2021 03:47 PM (yQpMk)

435 399
If I have a gasoline car with a 15 gallon tank, the full tank might weigh in at 110 pounds. Gasoline weighs about six pounds per gallon. If I habitually fill up when the gauge reaches 1/2, then the weight of fuel plus tank that my car totes around cycles between 110 pounds and 65 pounds, with the mean being 77.5 pounds. If my car weighs 3000 pounds, then the mean value of the tank and fuel used, taken as a percentage of total weight is about 2.6 percent. That is the energy used to haul the stored energy around.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 28, 2021 03:28 PM (P3gRi)


Is the relationship between vehicle total weight and gas mileage really linear? I would think not, but I'm just guessing.

Posted by: a.moron at October 28, 2021 03:49 PM (tu3iY)

436 Quantitative Easing, which helped save Obama's bacon, won't be available for long.
--------------------

QE is like writing yourself an IOU, putting it in your pocket, and counting it as an asset.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 28, 2021 03:00 PM (YqDXo)

The Biden junta practices Quantitative Sleazing.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 28, 2021 03:56 PM (P3gRi)

437 This slender brunette in a very tight dress is sitting on the last piece of furniture she owns because she had to sell or burn the rest for food and fuel (respectively):
https://bit.ly/2ZpTQlb
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 28, 2021 03:01 PM (DU+/6)

I will give her twenty dollars for the dress, even if it's not my size.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 28, 2021 03:59 PM (P3gRi)

438 Oh, it's because Delta Variant.

Posted by: Master Po at October 28, 2021 06:17 PM (2Ia/C)

439 Discrediting Dems stops not one single person from voting for them. Probably motivates them to print more votes, in fact.

Posted by: klaftern at October 28, 2021 07:14 PM (taPSh)

440 What an absolute fucking travesty. No fucking way in hell should US govt money - ostensibly paid by US tax payers be going to fucking illegals. You want a race / class war to his is a surefire way to get one

Posted by: deadrody at October 28, 2021 07:39 PM (t66IR)

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