The Morning Report - 1/18/22

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Good morning, kids. Tuesday and with all the tyranny, crime, immiseration and threats from within and without our nearly non-existent borders ready to wipe us out, one item this morning just caused me to laugh for an instant, before collapsing into paroxysms of despair.

"I'm a [substitute teacher], and the most important thing we do is take roll, so the school gets paid" the teacher rants. "So, I'm looking at the seating chart as I'm going up and down the rows and marking who's here and who's not. I get to the third row and I hear this 'meow.' Uhhh, excuse me?"

The woman goes on to say that a little girl told her that the teacher needs to meow back because the boy identifies as a cat. The substitute jokingly asked if there was a litterbox in the classroom. The boy then stormed off, and the teacher barked at him.

She ends the video by stating that, when she went to the main office to check out for the day, she was told, "We no longer need your services if you can't identify with all the children in the classroom."

"I told the lady, I said, 'I didn't know cats were considered people. I thought they were pets."

Let me step off of the ledge for a second, take a breath and ponder. Am I being played? Is this complete bullshit/clickbait? Let us assume, for the sake of all of our sanity that it is. The fact that I had my initial reaction to it just underscores the fact that our society and culture have degenerated to such a degree that something I would have dismissed out of hand a few years ago is now within the realm of possibility. And not remotely either.

Two or three generations of children - and counting - year by year have been force fed higher and higher dosages of abject poison, until their brains and their souls were lost to us. Beyond the government, the courts and the bureaucracy, we find ourselves surrounded by far too many people who, as children, guzzled this Kool Aid brewed by fiends from Howard Zinn and Edward Said to Nikole Krylon Klown Hair and Ibram X. Krement. You'll find them behind a cash register, a Fryolator, the operating theater, an airliner cockpit and the C suite -- from Wall Street to Main Street (the bits that were not mostly peacefully looted and burned over the past 18 months) to even the pulpits of our houses of worship, and everywhere in between. Worse than useless pod people, they will denounce you as evil for not wearing a face diaper or getting shot up with Dr. Fauci's Gene-Altering Laudanum, to claiming that there are only two genders.

Meh, too many of these people evidently aren't even working at all.

They say you have to work hard to get ahead, but some are finding that you can work very little and still do pretty well.

On Reddit, the "antiwork" subreddit is now one of the social network's most active and engaged pages, after seeing explosive growth during the [Chinese] COVID-19 pandemic. It currently has more than 1.6 million users, up from 180,000 in October 2020. People post epic text and e-mail screenshots of quitting their jobs, but the real heroes are so-called "idlers" -- those who stay in jobs doing the absolute minimum to get by while still collecting a paycheck.

"Those who stay in jobs doing the absolute minimum to get by while still collecting a paycheck" are otherwise known as government employees, usually found at the DMV or Postal Service. If only they did the barest of bare minimums at say the IRS or EPA.

She noted that the general idea behind the anti-work movement "is to reduce the coercive element of labor as much as possible by subverting capitalism," and said that those active on the page are mainly far leftists who support Bernie Sanders and AOC, and, often also identify as socialists, communists and/or anarchists. . .

. . . Some fear anti-workers could have far-reaching consequences for the economy. The Financial Times recently reported that Goldman Sachs was fretting that the movement posed a "long-run risk" to labor force participation.

It comes at a time where a record number of workers are quitting, a phenomenon that's been dubbed the Great Resignation. In November, 4.5 million Americans voluntarily left their jobs, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

So, what does the sub getting fired for refusing to meow back at a student have to do with this? Everything. The work ethic, that is, earning a living via hard work - whatever that work may be - is one of the pillars of of our nation and society. It is in many ways an essential component of freedom and independence. NB the reference to Sandersnista and Titty Caca and you'll see what I'm driving at. To them, self-reliance is like showing the cross to Dracula. Remember during the halcyon (by comparison) days of "recovery summer" when Malig-Nancy Pelosi crowed about how being unemployed liberated you from "job lock," so you can be free to pursue your dream to be a poet, painter, toe-dancer or whatever -- while being financed with free money from Uncle Sugar?

Of course, there is no free money. It is a Faustian quid pro quo. Eventually, when you're on the dole, you'll have to pay them back, especially when you waste so much time on your ass that you become unemployable. And then, they own you. Worse still is when corporatist cronies (for a multitude of reasons too extensive to go into right now) ship almost our entire manufacturing sector overseas leaving millions unemployed. Even more "worser-er" still is that as decades pass, skills like welding, carpentry, tool and die making, foundry work, etc. etc. are not taught because those with that priceless knowledge retire and die off and there is no job market to support those skills in the first place.

But work, money, a home and family, upward mobility and individual freedom are damned as evil by the acorns that fell from the poisoned tree of Bill Ayers and his acolytes. If we vest our hopes in just elections, or in a few people like Trump, DeSantis, MTG and a couple others, we've already lost. The rot is so pervasive, dark and deep and goes way beyond just government. There are positive signs out there such as the parents in Virginia, which I should think (and pray) is just the tip of the iceberg. That is where the battle is going to be won or lost. We are going to have to do everything we can to protect the hearts and minds of our children not yet poisoned by the Communists, and try as best we can to reach and win back the hearts and minds of those already in their clutches.

If we don't, you better learn to meow and put your heart into it.

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1 1st?

Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 18, 2022 07:37 AM (OFGdU)

2 Mornin'!

Posted by: Catherine at January 18, 2022 07:37 AM (ZSsrh)

3 Good morning horde!

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at January 18, 2022 07:37 AM (EjmvJ)

4
g'mornin' again, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 18, 2022 07:37 AM (DUIap)

5 Man, it's cold outside.

Posted by: IanDeal at January 18, 2022 07:37 AM (MGjjz)

6 That means Skip's Phone gets to NOOD, right?

Thanks for the newz, JJ!

Posted by: Catherine at January 18, 2022 07:38 AM (ZSsrh)

7 Dutifully call
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 18, 2022 07:38 AM (OFGdU)

8 Thank you, J.J.

And as always...

Happy Birthday!!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at January 18, 2022 07:38 AM (3D/fK)

9 More misery and pain. Pain and misery.

Good morning.

Posted by: Rosasharn at January 18, 2022 07:39 AM (yEBFM)

10 Moronin', Hourde!

Posted by: Hans O'Lo at January 18, 2022 07:40 AM (u7pQw)

11 Hola

Posted by: Thanatopsis at January 18, 2022 07:40 AM (p1CAB)

12 "Those who stay in jobs doing the absolute minimum to get by while still collecting a paycheck"
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hahaha

Yep, anyone who has worked in any government job requiring even the slightest bit of labor or decision making has worked with these people.

You can bring race into if you'd like, but one would hope it's mostly coincidental because of the racial preferences of governmental hiring practices. One has to assume if the government hired sh*tty low-rent unmotivated white people at the same level that you'd see exactly the same behavior. That's my hypothesis, at least.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - wondering about using horse paste or my preferred 1% liquid, read the comments at January 18, 2022 07:41 AM (e6I/s)

13 bonjorno to all you insurrectionists out there in the gray boxes.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 18, 2022 07:42 AM (QyJDK)

14 morning horde.

happy monday part deux...

covfefe is ready. let's see what the content has for us shall we...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 18, 2022 07:42 AM (8D42x)

15 I know of plenty of idlers, but I'm thankful not to deal with too many IRL. They screw you ten ways to Sunday when you have need of something that they have. If it's right therein front of them, it will only take a hellacious day to get it. If they have to get up, it will take a week. Drive or walk? Fuggedaboutit.

Posted by: Catherine at January 18, 2022 07:42 AM (ZSsrh)

16 Kids know enough how to play the system, fully agree they get their heads filled with Marxism but that only gives them more ammunition.

Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 18, 2022 07:42 AM (OFGdU)

17 Why do Democrats always find this nation to be ungovernable?

Maybe the issue lies not with the nation itself.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at January 18, 2022 07:42 AM (3D/fK)

18 Yo

I'll identify as about anything if it will serve my needs at the time. This is how the game is played and the left hates, hates, hates it when we do it to them.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 18, 2022 07:43 AM (BFigT)

19 Julie Kelly: In a stunning move, defense lawyers now want prosecutors to offer immunity not to their clients but to FBI agents and informants.

eff the eff bee eye in particular.

good morning eveyone.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (IJES/) - at January 18, 2022 07:43 AM (IJES/)

20 Addendum:

And it's apparently a well known and time-honored practice that the best way to no longer be asked to do something is to f*ck it up badly the first time.

The good employees will cover it, too, along with their regular duties and the 70% of the slackers' other duties that they've got to take on (while they cross their fingers that the 30% of the remaining duties get done and don't bite them indirectly in the ass).

Posted by: Moron Robbie - wondering about using horse paste or my preferred 1% liquid, read the comments at January 18, 2022 07:44 AM (e6I/s)

21 This Colleyville guy slipped through our FBI, DHS and Customs. He had a history of institutionalization in England from the mental ward to jail. Anybody talking about that? Anyone at home GOPe?

Posted by: lowandslow at January 18, 2022 07:44 AM (4thlk)

22 I identify as an otter.

Posted by: Otter at January 18, 2022 07:45 AM (vrz2I)

23 "I'm a [substitute teacher], and the most important thing we do is take roll, so the school gets paid"

The most important thing a school does is get paid. Not teach kids, or keep them safe, but take roll call. Got it.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 18, 2022 07:45 AM (mdjgu)

24 Idle Workers > Layabouts > Federal, State and Local government employees

Your tax dollars at work, which is an oxymoron.

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 18, 2022 07:45 AM (a5d7/)

25 She noted that the general idea behind the anti-work movement "is to reduce the coercive element of labor as much as possible by subverting capitalism," and said that those active on the page are mainly far leftists who support Bernie Sanders and AOC, and, often also identify as socialists, communists and/or anarchists. . .

Perfect. A whole subreddit dedicated to people who want you and me to work on their behalf, feed them, buy them iphones and game platforms, pay their college debts, and probably raise their kids for them too, if they ever leave their moms basement long enough to reproduce.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 18, 2022 07:46 AM (QyJDK)

26 "I'm a [substitute teacher], and the most important thing we do is take roll, so the school gets paid"

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She didn't come up with that on her own, btw. That was told to her by the principal or someone else who knows the score so that she does her job correctly.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - wondering about using horse paste or my preferred 1% liquid, read the comments at January 18, 2022 07:46 AM (e6I/s)

27 Good morning horde

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at January 18, 2022 07:46 AM (tC/iN)

28 I've got tickets to see Tyranny, Crime, Immiseration, and Threats open for Blood, Sweat, and Tears at One World Theater in Austin on February 5th!

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 18, 2022 07:46 AM (6Xyqy)

29 Meow JJ.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 18, 2022 07:47 AM (C7jzY)

30 WTFO??

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 18, 2022 07:47 AM (yrol0)

31 Mornin' Horde. HB, J.J.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at January 18, 2022 07:49 AM (c9zl4)

32 Good morning, JJ.

Good morning, Horde.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 07:49 AM (DU+/6)

33 American Airlines allows BLM propaganda but not LGB for its employees? Why am I not surprised.

Lets Go Brandon! (and don't fly American)

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 18, 2022 07:49 AM (QyJDK)

34
I feel less and less motivated to work even the small amount I am right now. It's as though the verdict on my skills has been pronounced, I've been weighed in the balance and found wanting, so why bother?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 18, 2022 07:49 AM (/U27+)

35 Let me step off of the ledge for a second, take a breath and ponder. Am I being played? Is this complete bullshit/clickbait? Let us assume, for the sake of all of our sanity that it is. The fact that I had my initial reaction to it just underscores the fact that our society and culture have degenerated to such a degree that something I would have dismissed out of hand a few years ago is now within the realm of possibility. And not remotely either.
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The difference between parody and reality or news and satire has shrunk to a degree that is nearly imperceptible.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 07:50 AM (DU+/6)

36 We've all known the public school system operated on the principle that they get funds based on enrollment and attendance. That was one of the core issues behind the COVID payouts to the states... making sure the teachers got paid even though they were not in the classroom.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 18, 2022 07:50 AM (BFigT)

37 "Justice delayed is justice denied: Jack Phillips has 'now been in courts defending his freedom nearly a decade.'"

--

How is it that men like Jack Phillips can be attacked and embroiled in legal and financial quicksand, while being forced to "bake the cake" against his own beliefs...yet Big Tech companies can withhold any and all of their platform services to people they wish to squash ideologically?"

Yes, it's a rhetorical question, but it angers me to my marrow.

Posted by: Lady in Black at January 18, 2022 07:51 AM (sVtYq)

38 A long time ago, I was given a work assignment and finished it in a couple hours. Received counseling from a senior employee and immediate supervisor. That assignment was supposed to be a two day job. Of course it was a fed government job.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at January 18, 2022 07:51 AM (lz5hY)

39 In the anti work article, they talk about a reddit thread and mention an IT guy who claims he wrote s script that automates what he does for a law firm and he still gets paid 90K salary
First of all, reddit. Second of all, sounds like he's basically doing the same retainer/ billable hours scam to the lawyers that they do to clients

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at January 18, 2022 07:51 AM (tC/iN)

40 G'mornin' Horde !


& congrats all around on the new granddaughter, mbq !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (9CuDT) at January 18, 2022 07:51 AM (9CuDT)

41 "Why Was Texas Synagogue Jihadi Allowed Into U.S. Two Weeks Ago Despite "Long Criminal Record?"

I've heard more about some minority owner of the Golden State Warriors from our elected officials in the GOPe then I've heard about yet another failure of our sacred institutions.

Posted by: lowandslow at January 18, 2022 07:52 AM (4thlk)

42 Good morning dear morons and thank you JJ

The Soviets said, "We pretend to work, and they pretend to pay us."

But this was literally their economic model. Its little wonder it failed.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 18, 2022 07:52 AM (EZebt)

43 She noted that the general idea behind the anti-work movement "is to reduce the coercive element of labor as much as possible by subverting capitalism," and said that those active on the page are mainly far leftists who support Bernie Sanders and AOC, and, often also identify as socialists, communists and/or anarchists
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It makes me wonder if this brand of "anti-work" is just new window dressings on an older niche movement. There are other reasons to take the position these people do, but this is a pretty bad reason. It reminds me of folks I used to know when I was in college who worked low-end, minimum-wage jobs so they would keep their tax burdens negative so as to withdraw consent and support Bush 43's warfare state.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 07:52 AM (DU+/6)

44 The anti work subreddit has explosive growth because Reddit places it in people feeds. Reddit is also a leftist hellhole so it fits in well with its clientele.

Much of that subreddit is taken up with posts about sucky managers (whether real stories or fake).

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at January 18, 2022 07:53 AM (cMXNt)

45 Much of that subreddit is taken up with posts about sucky managers (whether real stories or fake).

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at January 18, 2022 07:53 AM (cMXNt)

Dear Reddit,

You'll never believe what happened to me at work...

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 18, 2022 07:55 AM (2DdD8)

46 The anti work subreddit has explosive growth because Reddit places it in people feeds. Reddit is also a leftist hellhole so it fits in well with its clientele.


**

(pushes down twinkle button, logs out and creates another account to push down twinkle button, repeats six times until your comment disappears so that no different opinions are read or discussed)

Posted by: Moron Robbie - wondering about using horse paste or my preferred 1% liquid, read the comments at January 18, 2022 07:55 AM (e6I/s)

47 The woman goes on to say that a little girl told her that the teacher needs to meow back because the boy identifies as a cat. The substitute jokingly asked if there was a litterbox in the classroom. The boy then stormed off, and the teacher barked at him.

She ends the video by stating that, when she went to the main office to check out for the day, she was told, "We no longer need your services if you can't identify with all the children in the classroom."

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She should have identified as a Tiger Woods' wife and started beating people with a one-wood.

As I've been saying for nearly two years now: half of the world has gone clinically insane. Maybe there is something to chem trails or at least in the water?

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 18, 2022 07:55 AM (6Xyqy)

48 Short playlist for today's MR...

Presidents of the USA - Kitty
https://youtu.be/rocVCCdNmtc

Ted Nugent - Cat Scratch Fever
https://youtu.be/I47floRRAFs

The Stray Cats - Rumble In Brighton
https://youtu.be/eiq0hKW39rk

Posted by: Doof at January 18, 2022 07:55 AM (mZUr4)

49 42 The Soviets said, "We pretend to work, and they pretend to pay us." But this was literally their economic model. Its little wonder it failed.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 18, 2022 07:52 AM (EZebt)


They pretend to work but they do get paid. Bigger problem.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 18, 2022 07:56 AM (s2VJv)

50 The substitute jokingly asked if there was a litterbox in the classroom.

**

I love that a lady with probably a high school education - maybe a few classes at a local community college - handily takes apart an entire nationwide movement with one question.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - wondering about using horse paste or my preferred 1% liquid, read the comments at January 18, 2022 07:56 AM (e6I/s)

51 If the meowing story is real (and quite frankly, nothing surprises me anymore so it likely is real), society is literally collapsing in on itself. This is the death of a nation and we're witnessing it firsthand. Leave journals for your posterity because we've reached the flashpoint, the apex of crazy. We've now evolved into primitive, mindless idiots.

Posted by: Lady in Black at January 18, 2022 07:57 AM (sVtYq)

52 Is there a way to buy a Kyrie Irving shirt/jersey and not give most of the money to the NBA/Nets? Dude is a real role model.

Posted by: Catherine at January 18, 2022 07:57 AM (ZSsrh)

53 Wow. Been preoccupied for awhile. Just saw that Ron Johnson is running for re-elect. Excellent news for Wisconsin

Posted by: Jonah at January 18, 2022 07:57 AM (WY8d2)

54 Would love to see a verification or denial of that Teacher/'Cat' interaction story.

Like J.J. I just don't know if it's legit, or the perfect snark.

If it's snark, It's Babylon Bee worthy.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at January 18, 2022 07:58 AM (3D/fK)

55 53 Wow. Been preoccupied for awhile. Just saw that Ron Johnson is running for re-elect. Excellent news for Wisconsin
Posted by: Jonah at January 18, 2022 07:57 AM (WY8d2)


And I will have relocated there in time to vote for him!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 18, 2022 07:58 AM (s2VJv)

56 the NBA is irrelevant, as is Hockey at this point

Posted by: Jonah at January 18, 2022 07:59 AM (WY8d2)

57 That is great JJ. Getting out of NYC?

Posted by: Jonah at January 18, 2022 07:59 AM (WY8d2)

58 When I was about 3-4 years old, I would play a game with my aunt, where I pretended to be a cat and she would pet my head and let me curl up in her lap. Cute for a small child. By the time I was in school, I knew I was a child and had to answer if the teacher called my name.

Why do we live in such stupid times?

Posted by: Rosasharn at January 18, 2022 08:00 AM (yEBFM)

59 Winsome Sears impresses the heck out of me. What a gem she appears to be. I wish her great success as Lt. Governor.

Posted by: Lady in Black at January 18, 2022 08:00 AM (sVtYq)

60 the NBA is irrelevant, as is Hockey at this point

o_0 Hey now....let's not get carried away

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 18, 2022 08:00 AM (dT1IB)

61 Son is a top debt structure lawyer and has 5 juniors reporting to him. Kid works 90 plus hours a week because 3 of the 5 juniors have stated quality of life matters more than work. When asked why he doesn't can them the answer is, "they'll get their two years working for firm X and move on to government or corporate law, it would take that long to fire them and I don't need the hassle when I have work to do."

Posted by: Indignatio Vindicatorem at January 18, 2022 08:00 AM (oWBc3)

62 (1/2)
The work ethic, that is, earning a living via hard work - whatever that work may be - is one of the pillars of of our nation and society. ... To them, self-reliance is like showing the cross to Dracula.
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Perhaps it is to them. It will not be to everyone in such a position, regardless of whether they consider them parts of a "movement." Working minimally and getting by doesn't mean you're not being self-reliant. It might mean that, but it needn't. It could mean that you're fine with an efficiency apartment, a transit card, a cell phone and an X-Box. If that's your standard, you don't need much to be self-reliant in those conditions.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 08:00 AM (DU+/6)

63 (2/2)
Which brings the second point that ties into this:
... work, money, a home and family, upward mobility and individual freedom are damned as evil ... The rot is so pervasive, dark and deep and goes way beyond just government

Family is the key to that. Family justifies the work and the money in a lot of cases. If you have no wife and no family, what need have you of more money and bigger or nicer place or more stuff? Why move upward if it improves your material lifestyle but gains you nothing in the realm of love, family or honor? Stuff is a poor motivation and only goes so far. Mating, family and - perhaps most importantly - the *honor* that comes with them is a much better incentive. That key, fundamental and indeed essential motivation is harder to come by. The dating and marriage scene is a hellscape and achievement there is extremely difficult for large numbers of people and particularly men. With that incentive being harder to come by, why work like generations past worked? Why bother? Just go home and play your X-Box and have a much easier life. If we want hard work and production back in our society, we *have* to fix family.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 08:00 AM (DU+/6)

64 45 percent said they would favor a proposal to limit the spread of the coronavirus by having federal or state governments require that citizens temporarily live in designated facilities or locations if they refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Now do Wrongthink!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 18, 2022 08:01 AM (yrol0)

65 And I will have relocated there in time to vote for him!
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I will miss you JJ! Please send money.

Posted by: Chuckie Schumer at January 18, 2022 08:01 AM (QyJDK)

66 The anger / wrath anger makes me ponder
Wrath is after sll one of the seven deadly sins

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at January 18, 2022 08:02 AM (tC/iN)

67 Substitute Indian team owner rant about the Chinese with white owner rant about blacks and see where that goes. Oh wait, they did that with the guy in San Diego when they wanted the comluter guy to have a team.

Posted by: Indignatio Vindicatorem at January 18, 2022 08:02 AM (oWBc3)

68 We are going to have to do everything we can to protect the hearts and minds of our children not yet poisoned by the Communists, and try as best we can to reach and win back the hearts and minds of those already in their clutches.

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I'm pretty sure it's too late for that. Only when the planned mass-starvation event occurs will some finally see reality -- but again, by that time it will be too late. Alas ...

Holodomor 2: Dietetic Boogaloo.

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 18, 2022 08:03 AM (6Xyqy)

69 Anybody having a bad day or week? Chomp on this and feel better. Living behind enemy lines in the Soviet Republic of Illinois and its 10% sales tax. $3.50 a gallon if you can find it. Inflation thru the roof. Healthy people wearing masks alone in their cars. Karen's pissed off about everything etc... top of with receiving credit car bills this week for xmas. Should I go back to bed?

Posted by: Jonah at January 18, 2022 08:04 AM (WY8d2)

70 We've been having some weather here this week so I checked out the local news this morning for the second day in a row. The national program had a clip of that ass hat Fauci talking about how Omicron might be the "natural vaccine" we've been waiting for.

Two things on that. First, fuck that guy. Talk about being late and short - though by more than a day and a buck. Second, they need to get their messaging straight. The competing narratives are enough to give whiplash.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 08:04 AM (DU+/6)

71 The sub's question regarding a litterbox affirmed catboy's assertion he's a cat.

Sue the school. Sue catboy's parents.

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 18, 2022 08:05 AM (BFigT)

72 57 That is great JJ. Getting out of NYC?
Posted by: Jonah at January 18, 2022 07:59 AM (WY8d2)


No. Getting the HELL out of NYC. End of June if all goes to plan.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 18, 2022 08:05 AM (s2VJv)

73 Cytron-Walker

So the rabbi is half robot?

Posted by: Ian S. at January 18, 2022 08:05 AM (1hw4Z)

74 Fix the family? What about the joy of work and being able to something you care about, really well? The attributes of good families, being a good citizen and the necessity of work are all learned behaviors - you can't separate them.

Posted by: Indignatio Vindicatorem at January 18, 2022 08:05 AM (oWBc3)

75 The difference between parody and reality or news and satire has shrunk to a degree that is nearly imperceptible.

I get my headline news from the Bee.

Posted by: 7man at January 18, 2022 08:06 AM (qwO6y)

76 This Hurt's guy in Philly really amazes me. He is an awful QB but continues to receive praise. Same deal with Fields in Chicago. Is this some sort of disinformantion campaign?

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 18, 2022 08:06 AM (C7jzY)

77 A Black Republican is running for Gov in Il. Mayor of a mid size city. Has the backing of IL richest man, Hedger Ken Griffin.

Spaulding Pritzker, Fatass Dem gov, has already self funded 100 million into his campaign

Posted by: Jonah at January 18, 2022 08:07 AM (WY8d2)

78 48 Posted by: Doof at January 18, 2022 07:55 AM (mZUr4)


Year of the Cat.
Cat's in the Cradle.
Think I'm Going to Katmandu.
Pussy Control.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 18, 2022 08:07 AM (s2VJv)

79 Only when the planned mass-starvation event occurs

I see that coming. I figure when the doctor harasses me about my weight, I can tell him once the famines start, I will lose LOTS of weight! And everyone will be happy! Well, except me, of course, being dead and all...

But everyone else will be happy!

Posted by: Rosasharn at January 18, 2022 08:07 AM (yEBFM)

80 End of June? That's cutting it awfully close I betcha

Posted by: Common Tater at January 18, 2022 08:08 AM (psL96)

81 76. How would like to be stuck with Dak Prescott? Jones just gave him a huge deal, and you cannot fire him due to PC

Posted by: Jonah at January 18, 2022 08:08 AM (WY8d2)

82 The national program had a clip of that ass hat Fauci talking about how Omicron might be the "natural vaccine" we've been waiting for.

**

hahaha, he's going to sure as sh*t take credit - and be given credit - for the "natural vaccine" element, too. He's Science, after all.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - wondering about using horse paste or my preferred 1% liquid, read the comments at January 18, 2022 08:08 AM (e6I/s)

83 Why do we live in such stupid times?

Posted by: Rosasharn at January 18, 2022 08:00 AM (yEBFM)

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It is no coincidence that the decline in Western Civilization has slightly lagged the decline in the teachings and wisdom of Judeo-Christian ethics and values.

The Left, a nihilistic death cult, is the most dynamic religion of the past century; it's eventual war with Islamist fundamentalists will be lit AF.

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 18, 2022 08:08 AM (6Xyqy)

84 "After studying more than 200 samples from ISS brought back to Russia, researchers have identified more than 20 types of microorganisms that make their home on ISS, including some pathogens and fungi."
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Utterly unsurprising. As the article itself points out, the Russians knew mold could flourish on space stations since they had to deal with it on Mir. But the space stations have people living in them, and people bring stuff along with them when they go places. The environment has to be compatible to people, which means it will be compatible with the things that hitch rides on people. The only thing that is perhaps surprising in this is not that fungi and bacteria and whatnot are on the ISS, but that there is such little variety.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 08:09 AM (DU+/6)

85 It's been made pretty clear where I work that merit raises are not really a thing. So why bother? I do the best job I can, more or less, even going above and beyond on many occasions. But my overall motivation to work is simply to earn enough to keep my head above water and pay the mortgage on my house. Once I have my house paid off in a couple of years (hopefully next year, fingers crossed!), a huge financial burden is removed and I can do other things, I hope.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 18, 2022 08:09 AM (YIVH2)

86 The Fed is preparing to raise interest rates and so the market is teetering this morning, but notably, rates are also flattening a little. That means investors are worried about stagflation.

While that would suck for America it would really give the Junta presidency the real Jimmy Carter flourish it has been working so hard to achieve. All that's left is for Biden to start wearing sweaters to work.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 18, 2022 08:09 AM (QyJDK)

87 72. Congrats JJ

Posted by: Jonah at January 18, 2022 08:09 AM (WY8d2)

88
Parents need to figure out that the value of their home - their largest investment and greatest source of any degree of wealth they may secure in life - is intrinsically tied to the perceived value and results of their local school system and letting them go to shit is a very, very bad idea.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 18, 2022 08:09 AM (dQvv7)

89

Who was the asshole California Democrat that paraded around in a tiger costume?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 18, 2022 08:10 AM (s2VJv)

90 It is no coincidence that the decline in Western Civilization has slightly lagged the decline in the teachings and wisdom of Judeo-Christian ethics and values.
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I'd say it started in 65 with Hart/Celler Immigration Law. Import banana people end up with a banana republic.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 18, 2022 08:10 AM (C7jzY)

91 Also, the chair-throwing thing shows the utter uselessness of the FIB. The rabbi got the hostages freed, all the FIB did was make sure the "man with an English accent" couldn't talk to the press afterwards. I'm upgrading the "this was a really stupid Brandon operation to push gun control" conspiracy theory likelihood by 2 clicks.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 18, 2022 08:10 AM (7GwpR)

92 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 18, 2022 08:10 AM (Zz0t1)

93 89

Who was the asshole California Democrat that paraded around in a tiger costume?
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 18, 2022 08:10 AM (s2VJv)

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Ted Lieu? Noted gun runner?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 18, 2022 08:10 AM (LvTSG)

94 87 72. Congrats JJ
Posted by: Jonah at January 18, 2022 08:09 AM (WY8d2)


Bittersweet. They murdered my hometown. Nothing left but memories. And a burial plot out in Nassau County.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 18, 2022 08:10 AM (s2VJv)

95 Wow. Been preoccupied for awhile. Just saw that Ron Johnson is running for re-elect. Excellent news for Wisconsin
Posted by: Jonah at January 18, 2022 07:57 AM (WY8d2)


When first elected out of the Tea Party movement, he promised to limit himself to two terms. This will be his third. I'm glad he's running again, but it just goes to show. Personally, I think he's trying to hold back the crazy, which is good.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 18, 2022 08:10 AM (45fpk)

96 The "Left" isn't going to fight the moslems, what are you smoking? No, they will convert. This is something to keep an eye out for. All the usual suspects will be extolling the virtues of Islam, I expect.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 18, 2022 08:11 AM (psL96)

97 93 Ted Lieu? Noted gun runner?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 18, 2022 08:10 AM (LvTSG)

That's who I thought but it might be another Oriental. Too lazy to look it up.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 18, 2022 08:11 AM (s2VJv)

98 Good morning all. I see half the planet is still batshit crazy.

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at January 18, 2022 08:12 AM (nxdel)

99 86. 5 awful reports in the last or week or so. UE, CPI, PPI, Consumer Confidence etc.. and the market was up Friday.

All the world's money goes into New York these days. Why invest in Asia or Europe, when you fear the gubmints there will seize your accounts to pay for Covid

Posted by: Jonah at January 18, 2022 08:12 AM (WY8d2)

100 Fix the family? What about the joy of work and being able to something you care about, really well? The attributes of good families, being a good citizen and the necessity of work are all learned behaviors - you can't separate them.
Posted by: Indignatio Vindicatorem at January 18, 2022 08:05 AM (oWBc3)
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The joy of work doing some you care about and that is meaningful is nice and you'll be happier if you can achieve it, but I don't think it's essential. In my experience, people by and large work to live. You work because you need to, so you might as well find something you like if possible and that pays more than subsistence because you have things you need and people you need to take care of.

Take that "people you need to take care of" part away, and suddenly you need a whole helluva lot less. Unless you have that joy of work and a desire to move up for your own purposes, excluding that motivation is going to have consequences. It is all intertwined, but I think work is in a subordinate position. It's the means to the end, not the end itself.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 08:12 AM (DU+/6)

101 No. Getting the HELL out of NYC. End of June if all goes to plan.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 18, 2022 08:05 AM (s2VJv)
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Can I have your apartment Comrade?

Posted by: Your friend, the little old man in the park at January 18, 2022 08:12 AM (QyJDK)

102 The "Left" isn't going to fight the moslems, what are you smoking? No, they will convert.

They can't convert, their religion is already Marxism.

Or as Mark Steyn put it, Islam is a political system pretending to be a religion and the left is a religion pretending to be a political system.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 18, 2022 08:12 AM (7GwpR)

103 95 When first elected out of the Tea Party movement, he promised to limit himself to two terms. This will be his third. I'm glad he's running again, but it just goes to show. Personally, I think he's trying to hold back the crazy, which is good.
Posted by: grammie winger at January 18, 2022 08:10 AM (45fpk)


Desperate times call for desperate measures. We can't afford him to stand on that promise. Not with everything on a knife edge.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 18, 2022 08:13 AM (s2VJv)

104 101 No. Getting the HELL out of NYC. End of June if all goes to plan.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 18, 2022 08:05 AM (s2VJv)
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Can I have your apartment Comrade?
Posted by: Your friend, the little old man in the park at January 18, 2022 08:12 AM (QyJDK)


Come and get it.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 18, 2022 08:13 AM (s2VJv)

105 95. Agreed. He probably was hoping Scott Walker would run.

Walker would be grear to run against Evers

Posted by: Jonah at January 18, 2022 08:14 AM (WY8d2)

106 Who was the asshole California Democrat that paraded around in a tiger costume?
Posted by: J.J.

Wasn't that Ted Lieu or however you spell it?

Posted by: Infidel at January 18, 2022 08:14 AM (qpolg)

107
Maybe it was Ted Lieu in those tiger jammies.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 18, 2022 08:14 AM (s2VJv)

108 The joy of work doing some you care about and that is meaningful is nice and you'll be happier if you can achieve it, but I don't think it's essential.

**

I think that's a large part of why we've gone downhill like we have since smartphones have taken over our lives. We've become a society driven by entertainment rather than hobbies. People used to watch TV, but now entertainment *is* the hobby of the vast majority of people (and, sadly, little kids).

Posted by: Moron Robbie - wondering about using horse paste or my preferred 1% liquid, read the comments at January 18, 2022 08:14 AM (e6I/s)

109 Can I have your apartment Comrade?
Posted by: Your friend, the little old man in the park at January 18, 2022 08:12 AM (QyJDK)
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It's a 340 sq. ft. garden-level efficiency in Hell's Kitchen ...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 08:14 AM (DU+/6)

110 JJ, have you thought of siccing the Weather Machine on NYC after you leave?

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 18, 2022 08:15 AM (C7jzY)

111 The Fed is preparing to raise interest rates

LOL!! Yeah .... no. They can't raise interest rates. Not enough to matter. If rates were to even approach nominal historical rates it would be TILT; GAME OVER in a nano second.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 18, 2022 08:15 AM (psL96)

112 The Left, a nihilistic death cult, is the most dynamic religion of the past century; it's eventual war with Islamist fundamentalists will be lit AF.

Satan doesn't cast out Satan.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 18, 2022 08:15 AM (lSG6C)

113 Jan 2023, and all those crazy Cal liberal house reps will be obscure again

Posted by: Jonah at January 18, 2022 08:15 AM (WY8d2)

114 Wow. Been preoccupied for awhile. Just saw that Ron Johnson is running for re-elect. Excellent news for Wisconsin
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And for the rest of us. Bubble boys that Senators are, the few who are intelligent and dogged enough to persist in the face of disgusting slanders are valuable to all voters/taxpayers.

I remember Johnson's true anger at being labeled 'racist' by his (D) colleagues for a policy disagreement. He has learned.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 18, 2022 08:15 AM (MIKMs)

115 104 Can I have your apartment Comrade?
Posted by: Your friend, the little old man in the park at January 18, 2022 08:12 AM (QyJDK)


Come and get it.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 18, 2022 08:13 AM (s2VJv)

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"What's the rent?"
-Jerry, George, and Elaine in unison

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 18, 2022 08:16 AM (LvTSG)

116 It's a 340 sq. ft. garden-level efficiency in Hell's Kitchen ...
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

But at $3500/month, it's a STEAL!

Posted by: Rosasharn at January 18, 2022 08:16 AM (yEBFM)

117 Powell will use covid as a reason not to raise rates in the end. Rate hikes kills the US on our massive debt

Posted by: Jonah at January 18, 2022 08:16 AM (WY8d2)

118 Some fear anti-workers could have far-reaching consequences for the economy. The Financial Times recently reported that Goldman Sachs was fretting that the movement posed a "long-run risk" to labor force participation.


And this is the dumbest part. The idiots think they're only affecting Goldman Sachs and the big investment and banking firms. Meanwhile, the REST of society gets fucked because they've created an unmitigated disaster across all economic levels. No food or goods get delivered, no one has money to buy any of the remaining goods and poverty hits EVERYONE. When no one makes any money, the government eventually dies because there's nothing left.

Also, I thought the twatters were fucking stupid. In comes Reddit.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 18, 2022 08:16 AM (Zz0t1)

119 The only thing that is perhaps surprising in this is not that fungi and bacteria and whatnot are on the ISS, but that there is such little variety.

Like grocery shopping then.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 18, 2022 08:16 AM (BFigT)

120 How do you reverse the slide of a nation and culture into moral degeneration and collapse?

Not with a Republican majority in both Houses.

I wish I knew.

There is the long, slow road of regeneration through grassroots activism. Do we have the time or the will?

Catastrophe would shake up society but could very well
produce the opposite of a moral recovery.

So much civic ignorance, so much emotional combustibility fed by educational corruption, media lies and Leftist cultural rot, it is difficult to see any way back that doesn't involve violence.

Posted by: Ordinary American at January 18, 2022 08:17 AM (H8QX8)

121 Posted by: Doof at January 18, 2022 07:55 AM (mZUr4)

Year of the Cat.
Cat's in the Cradle.
Think I'm Going to Katmandu.
Pussy Control.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 18, 2022 08:07 AM (s2VJv)


Quality additions! Year of the Cat is especially noteworthy. I'll also add The Cure - The Lovecats.

Posted by: Doof at January 18, 2022 08:17 AM (mZUr4)

122 103 95 When first elected out of the Tea Party movement, he promised to limit himself to two terms. This will be his third. I'm glad he's running again, but it just goes to show. Personally, I think he's trying to hold back the crazy, which is good.
Posted by: grammie winger at January 18, 2022 08:10 AM (45fpk)


Desperate times call for desperate measures. We can't afford him to stand on that promise. Not with everything on a knife edge.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 18, 2022 08:13 AM (s2VJv)

NPR is already hitting Johnson with reneging on his campaign promise. They are also shouting at the clouds because there is no credible Dem opposition to him.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 18, 2022 08:18 AM (mdjgu)

123 That kill switch in cars can and will be defeated by anyone with any technical ability.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at January 18, 2022 08:18 AM (bVYXr)

124 65 And I will have relocated there in time to vote for him!
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I will miss you JJ! Please send money.

Posted by: Chuckie Schumer at January 18, 2022 08:01 AM (QyJDK)

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#MeeToo! Sucky-sucky, 5 dollar. Me love you long time. Too long time. You miss the train. Too bad, Joe, Joe.

Posted by: Rep. Donkey-Chompers (CCP-NY) at January 18, 2022 08:18 AM (6Xyqy)

125 LOL!! Yeah .... no. They can't raise interest rates. Not enough to matter. If rates were to even approach nominal historical rates it would be TILT; GAME OVER in a nano second.
Posted by: Common Tater at January 18, 2022 08:15 AM (psL96)
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The Fed has another weapon they can use - and I suspect they will use it - but they will probably try to do so slowly and quietly through intermediaries.

They have a ludicrously large balance sheet courtesy of all the backstops and QE put in since the financial crisis. They can sell it. The bought the assets on the balance sheet with printed money and they can sell them into the market and then destroy those dollars after the transaction to bring the money supply under control. This will have some dire consequences in its own right - namely that if they shut off the liquidity spigot a lot of asset classes will reprice and likely shrink in value. Making the move will be a big signal that shit's about to get noisy and unstable. But if they start very slowly draining their balance sheet, it will likely help.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 08:18 AM (DU+/6)

126
When first elected out of the Tea Party movement, he promised to limit himself to two terms. This will be his third. I'm glad he's running again, but it just goes to show. Personally, I think he's trying to hold back the crazy, which is good.
Posted by: grammie winger at January 18, 2022 08:10 AM (45fpk)



Were he an honest man, he would come out and immediately explain why he's violating the promise he made with the electorate.

But alas.......

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 18, 2022 08:18 AM (Zz0t1)

127 121 Posted by: Doof at January 18, 2022 07:55 AM (mZUr4)

Year of the Cat.
Cat's in the Cradle.
Think I'm Going to Katmandu.
Pussy Control.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 18, 2022 08:07 AM (s2VJv)

Quality additions! Year of the Cat is especially noteworthy. I'll also add The Cure - The Lovecats.
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What's New Pussycat. Its like I don't know you people.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 18, 2022 08:18 AM (C7jzY)

128 I believe it was David Wu who is a furry

Leland Yee was the gun runner. Also a child psychologist.

Ted Lieu is still in Congress

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 18, 2022 08:19 AM (EZebt)

129 The "Stratolaunch" plane looks like something out of Howard Hughes' imagination.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 18, 2022 08:19 AM (QyJDK)

130 Anti-work Moderator Doreen Ford should have been put in a burlap sack with rocks as a baby and thrown in a deep river. Not because she must have been the ugliest baby ever but because she grew up to be a commie POS.

As conservatives, the opposition or whatever we'll call ourselves we are getting our asses kicked and punked by freaks like this. We will not beat these freaks. Half of us are scared to organize even a peaceful march because "the FBI will git ya" and the other half (not saying this as an attack) delusionaly think a political party of actors/grifters are going to save us. We continue to ignore our history as an electorate(not vetting these people properly) and the history of Republican Party/GOP.

Posted by: JROD at January 18, 2022 08:19 AM (0jZnq)

131 After studying more than 200 samples from ISS brought back to Russia, researchers have identified more than 20 types of microorganisms that make their home on ISS, including some pathogens and fungi."

**

A completely, 100% controlled environment with mapped dimensions down to the millimeter and that literally exists in the vacuum of space.

And these people are going to fix Global Warming.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - wondering about using horse paste or my preferred 1% liquid, read the comments at January 18, 2022 08:19 AM (e6I/s)

132 5 awful reports in the last or week or so. UE, CPI, PPI, Consumer Confidence etc.. and the market was up Friday.


When the stores on Main Street are being boarded up but large publicly traded stocks are shooting up, what you are seeing is the Greatest Wealth Transfer. They have accomplished in two years what would have taken two generations.

This is the power of Mass Formation Psychosis - people are eager to kill themselves economically, socially, mentally and physically all for the pleasure and amusement of The Party.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 18, 2022 08:19 AM (lSG6C)

133 The principal of cat boy's school needs to be fired for child abuse.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, the Phillips screwdriver of the gods at January 18, 2022 08:19 AM (eGTCV)

134 Can I have your apartment Comrade?
Posted by: Your friend, the little old man in the park at January 18, 2022 08:12 AM (QyJDK)
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It's a 340 sq. ft. garden-level efficiency in Hell's Kitchen ...
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 08:14 AM (DU+/6)


"Hell's Kitchen is a crazy place
I ain't never coming back, oh no no"

The Cult - New York City
https://youtu.be/sF369vRRAWE

Posted by: Doof at January 18, 2022 08:19 AM (mZUr4)

135 Remember, they will raise the interest rate but will they stop buying their own bonds? My guess is no. Too much grift in funny money.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 18, 2022 08:20 AM (C7jzY)

136 Let me step off of the ledge for a second, take a breath and ponder. Am I being played? Is this complete bullshit/clickbait? Let us assume, for the sake of all of our sanity that it is.

It's the safest bet. It's Loki/Coyote having a bit of fun with us. The Trickster.

To me, one of the defining trends is the news coming out of Israel, that a FOURTH vaxx shot does no fucking good. The Israelis jumped on the Jab-Em-Good bandwagon early, and it ain't stopping shit.

But does the rest of the world pay heed? Nope. The insanity continues, no matter what. It's to the point that 50% of the people I know and trust have had one form or another of Covid, including me.

As my BFF said to me early on, we are all going to catch this shit. Oh, he and his wife came down with it last week. I beat him by a week. They were fully vaxxed; me, not at all.

And so it goes.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 18, 2022 08:20 AM (F0YaR)

137
Quality additions! Year of the Cat is especially noteworthy. I'll also add The Cure - The Lovecats.
Posted by: Doof at January 18, 2022 08:17 AM (mZUr4)



Look what the cat dragged in.

Faster Pussycat.

Not songs, per se, but along those lines.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 18, 2022 08:21 AM (Zz0t1)

138 I think the Feds stating their going to raise the interest rates is a trial balloon, or a bluff. Anything beyond a meager rise would likely result in catastrophic default on debt payments unless they coupled it with printing more money. They're between a rock and a hard spot and they know it.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 18, 2022 08:22 AM (dT1IB)

139 One of the few silver linings of the last couple years is the exposing of what's going on in our public schools across the country. I firmly believe this is one of the roots or our problems as a country, we have been turning out generations of brainwashed kids who have been taught to hate their country and think the place is a racist hell hole.

Parents are finally starting to get involved at the grassroots level and that's the only way to fix the rot. The teacher's unions are nothing but an extension of the Democrat party and need to be destroyed and it starts with parents getting involved in their kids education.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 18, 2022 08:22 AM (ZLI7S)

140 Half of us are scared to organize even a peaceful march

Mostly because we aren't fully a third world nation where a disarmed and impoverished population really has no other options.

For as long as we aren't without firearms and some level of wealth, the best option, short of the Return of the LORD, is Irish Democracy.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 18, 2022 08:22 AM (lSG6C)

141 JJ, speaking of Mass Formation Psychosis, publius posted a fantastic link earlier tonight. Apparently one of the MSM experts who "fact checked" Malone's statement... well, here:

https://tinyurl.com/3h93x6zu

"You can't make this shit up. A guy using the techniques to set off mass formation is the one telling us it doesn't exist."

Posted by: Moron Robbie - wondering about using horse paste or my preferred 1% liquid, read the comments at January 18, 2022 08:22 AM (e6I/s)

142 Making the move will be a big signal that shit's about to get noisy and unstable. But if they start very slowly draining their balance sheet, it will likely help.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 08:18 AM (DU+/6)

The Fed has already signaled that they will do this. There are Fed governors that have stated that they should reduce the balance sheet before they start raising rates, and they are currently selling bonds to do just that. The problem is that they seem to be committing to at least three rate hikes this year. Not sure how they dump the bonds and raise rates at the same time, which is what looks like is going to happen.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 18, 2022 08:22 AM (mdjgu)

143 "Perhaps the worst part about the kill switch is that it would have a backdoor, allowing the police and other law enforcement agencies access," writes Ken Macon. "The speculation is that a warrant would not be needed to access the kill switch. The other problem with backdoors is that they are accessible to hackers."
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The local kill switch (alcohol based, if I am reading it correctly) may be very hard to bypass. The remote kill switch (the "back door") will not be. Most new cars have some kind of connectivity with the outside world. It sucks and it's dangerous and it's hugely invasive. Unlike the old OnStar systems from when it was new tech, it can't just be ripped out because they're now integral with vehicle management systems.

But they can be crippled. To have connectivity, you need a signal and an engine compartment or buried under the dashboard is a pretty lousy place to get a signal. You need an external antenna, and they all have cellular/GPS antennae. Disconnect it. With the antenna lead disconnected, it will not get a reliable signal (likely will get no signal at all) and any back door or remote connectivity becomes a non-consideration.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 08:23 AM (DU+/6)

144 The principal of cat boy's school needs to be fired for child abuse.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, the Phillips screwdriver of the gods at January 18, 2022 08:19 AM (eGTCV)



The parents should be arrested for child negligence and abuse and the kid should be put in foster care while being treated by a qualified physician.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 18, 2022 08:23 AM (Zz0t1)

145 Today I will identify as an Anatolian Shepherd Dog, who is the first liberal that should get bitten?

Woof

Posted by: Grog at January 18, 2022 08:23 AM (YFj/0)

146 Meow. SkSsssss.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at January 18, 2022 08:23 AM (hNN+m)

147 Half of us are scared to organize even a peaceful march

**

And it sucks that it's been taken off the table. The left and the Democrats laugh about it and celebrate it, but they don't understand what they've done in exactly the same way they don't understand why it's bad to take away pepper spray or tasers from law enforcement.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - wondering about using horse paste or my preferred 1% liquid, read the comments at January 18, 2022 08:23 AM (e6I/s)

148 I think the Feds stating their going to raise the interest rates is a trial balloon, or a bluff. Anything beyond a meager rise would likely result in catastrophic default on debt payments unless they coupled it with printing more money. They're between a rock and a hard spot and they know it.

Its called shaking the tree. They are stimulating controlled volatility in the market. They place their bets, kick the hornets' nest and then let their message nudge naive investors into surrendering more of their investment portfolio to the panic engineers.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 18, 2022 08:24 AM (lSG6C)

149 For once republican senators used their brains. Toomey, Blunt, and Burr etc.. retired in a good GOP year. In the past these morons would have collected their pensions in a Dem Tsunami year

Posted by: Jonah at January 18, 2022 08:24 AM (WY8d2)

150 Forget JJ's apartment, which section of Beth David is the cemetery plot and how much?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 18, 2022 08:24 AM (EZebt)

151 Parents are finally starting to get involved at the grassroots level and that's the only way to fix the rot. The teacher's unions are nothing but an extension of the Democrat party and need to be destroyed and it starts with parents getting involved in their kids education.
Posted by: JackStraw at January 18, 2022 08:22 AM (ZLI7S)

There are millions of parents that can't exit the public school system, but that doesn't mean that they can't strike. Pull your kid out during Count Week, however, and you'll send a signal. Politicians need to be more scared of the electorate than the teachers union, and this is a decent place to start.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 18, 2022 08:24 AM (mdjgu)

152 Rabbi Nailed Terrorist With Chair in Escape From Texas Synagogue

Don't mess with Texas Jews.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at January 18, 2022 08:25 AM (EjmvJ)

153 Uyghurs will benefit from the Chinese population aging so rapidly, as the CCP will have to stop killing them and put them to work at Nike, to feed the social spending budget. Slave labor is better than being unwilling organ donors.

See? All better.

Posted by: Golden State Warriors and the NBA at January 18, 2022 08:25 AM (QyJDK)

154 Were he an honest man, he would come out and immediately explain why he's violating the promise he made with the electorate.

But alas.......

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 18, 2022 08:18 AM (Zz0t1)


Did you buy Marco Rubio's promise too? That and a buck fifty will get you a cup of coffee. Maybe.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 18, 2022 08:25 AM (F0YaR)

155 Faster Pussycat.

Not songs, per se, but along those lines.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 18, 2022 08:21 AM (Zz0t1)


Faster Pussycat? Double entendre? Here ya go!
https://youtu.be/NF8O9ewd_3k

Posted by: Doof at January 18, 2022 08:25 AM (mZUr4)

156 Powell will do nothing until he is a confirmed for a second term by the Senate. He will not raise rates unitl then. No upsetting Joe Pampers

Posted by: Jonah at January 18, 2022 08:26 AM (WY8d2)

157 The Fed has already signaled that they will do this. There are Fed governors that have stated that they should reduce the balance sheet before they start raising rates, and they are currently selling bonds to do just that. The problem is that they seem to be committing to at least three rate hikes this year. Not sure how they dump the bonds and raise rates at the same time, which is what looks like is going to happen.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 18, 2022 08:22 AM (mdjgu)
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They can do it easily. Dumping the assets will likely push market rates higher. And they have signaled a move, but not which asset classes will be involved (or even what they own - the composition of the balance sheet is secret, although its approximate size is known) or how big it will be. The Fed has a problem because they're so huge that telegraphing a specific move can trigger a panic. Their balance sheet is also probably underwater (buy high and sell low doesn't work any better for them than it does for you) and they can't extract everything they've QE'd over time.

It's going to be interesting and likely - and unfortunately - exciting. We're in new territory.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 08:26 AM (DU+/6)

158 Now that's we've passed 100 in the MR- very well put together as always by JJS- I am going to post a Christian devotional from "Our Daily Bread" which is about the kindness of a stranger and an interesting connection they had that others might call a "coincidence" and that I-as a person of faith call a "God incident":

https://tinyurl.com/2p9c8xhy

Also, God being my helper-I refuse to succumb to despair and I keep on praying.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 18, 2022 08:26 AM (k49Sx)

159 154 Were he an honest man, he would come out and immediately explain why he's violating the promise he made with the electorate.

But alas.......

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 18, 2022 08:18 AM (Zz0t1)

Did you buy Marco Rubio's promise too? That and a buck fifty will get you a cup of coffee. Maybe.
Posted by: GnuBreed at January 18, 2022 08:25 AM (F0YaR)

Really not a fan of Rubio, but his getting back into the Senate race probably saved that seat for the R's.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 18, 2022 08:27 AM (mdjgu)

160 148 I think the Feds stating their going to raise the interest rates is a trial balloon, or a bluff. Anything beyond a meager rise would likely result in catastrophic default on debt payments unless they coupled it with printing more money. They're between a rock and a hard spot and they know it.

if the interest rate goes to 3. the largest charge on the fed balance sheet would be the service on the debt


probs 50% more than defense

Posted by: REDACTED at January 18, 2022 08:27 AM (us2H3)

161 The bought the assets on the balance sheet with printed money and they can sell them into the market and then destroy those dollars after the transaction to bring the money supply under control.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 08:18 AM (DU+/6)

The dollars they have to spend are the same dollars we have to spend. 'Destroying' those dollars would seem to be self defeating. If the dollar is devalued due to inflation what benefit is it to the government who has to pay the debt using the same dollar? I don't understand.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 18, 2022 08:27 AM (dT1IB)

162 But if they start very slowly draining their balance sheet, it will likely help.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 08:18 AM (DU+/6)
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I've never been able to wrap my head around all this chicanery (my first college freshman Econ 101 paper was on the dangers of the National Debt -- in 1979!), but this sounds plausible.

My greatest fear (and likelihood) is that the Chinese Yuan (probably a digital, crypto version of it) will replace the U.S. dollar as the World's Reserve Currency, making all those past "printed" dollars (and their concomitant inflation) that we've exported to other countries virtually worthless -- that nobody wants to hold -- and they'll come flooding back into the U.S. resulting in hyperinflation (the only way they'll ever pay off the National Debt). So that the working-our-ass-off and retirement savings of my wife and I will become worthless virtually overnight along with everybody else (outside the billionaire boy's pedophile club) making us paupers.

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 18, 2022 08:27 AM (6Xyqy)

163 As CBD said, too bad this was a lousy far-left congregation. If the terrorist had taken over a more conservative congregation he might have been met by some firepower. Which would have been excellent.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 18, 2022 08:28 AM (QyJDK)

164 Making the move will be a big signal that shit's about to get noisy and unstable. But if they start very slowly draining their balance sheet, it will likely help.

This would be a really great time for someone with Trump's clout to form a SPAC that the public can participate in.

The SPAC could be a bank to provide liquidity to non-woke companies.

Get out of old Wall Street which is way overpriced and ready for picking, and get back to investing within The Family.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 18, 2022 08:28 AM (lSG6C)

165 hiya

Posted by: JT at January 18, 2022 08:29 AM (arJlL)

166 And a devotional from the rabbi's daughter at the International Assn. of Christians and Jews, "May God's name be increased":

https://tinyurl.com/3jusupc5

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 18, 2022 08:29 AM (k49Sx)

167 As CBD said, too bad this was a lousy far-left congregation. If the terrorist had taken over a more conservative congregation he might have been met by some firepower. Which would have been excellent.

Its almost like somebody did the perp's homework for him.
This kind of recce only comes with experience.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 18, 2022 08:29 AM (lSG6C)

168 I think the Feds stating their going to raise the interest rates is a trial balloon, or a bluff. Anything beyond a meager rise would likely result in catastrophic default on debt payments unless they coupled it with printing more money. They're between a rock and a hard spot and they know it.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 18, 2022 08:22 AM


The Fed is not going to raise interest rates while there is a democrat in the White House. Not gonna happen.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at January 18, 2022 08:30 AM (bVYXr)

169 We didn't do this one already?

What's New Pussycat - Tom Jones

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQvIAs-nPSo

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 18, 2022 08:30 AM (MIKMs)

170 Trup is playing the long game here. While the GOP establishment and their hack strategists focus only on lobbyist loving Senate and House races, Donald came out the other day and said we need to win down ballot races to ensure clean elections in the future in the Steal states like AZ, Ga, Penn, Mich, and Wisconsin. County elect supervisors etc..

We got off to good start when the GOP won the Maricopa Elections race, and kicked out the uber lefty there.

Posted by: Jonah at January 18, 2022 08:31 AM (WY8d2)

171 So that the working-our-ass-off and retirement savings of my wife and I will become worthless virtually overnight along with everybody else (outside the billionaire boy's pedophile club) making us paupers.

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That's coming regardless. I've read that if nothing gets worse (read: BBB passes) one dollar right now will be worth 50 cents in January 2025.

It's happening quickly and on purpose. This has been planned for decades, and it was happening whether Hillary or Trump was in office (and it's part of why they hate Trump and have to destroy him). It's infuriating to have your eyes opened to it.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - wondering about using horse paste or my preferred 1% liquid, read the comments at January 18, 2022 08:31 AM (e6I/s)

172 With the antenna lead disconnected, it will not get a reliable signal (likely will get no signal at all) and any back door or remote connectivity becomes a non-consideration.

And then the problem becomes your car won't even start,

Comrade.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 18, 2022 08:31 AM (psL96)

173 Yeah JJ, I think we're being punked with the cat student story. Here's a tell.

The boy then stormed off, and the teacher barked at him."

Just a wee bit too clever.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 18, 2022 08:32 AM (m45I2)

174 The Fed is not going to raise interest rates while there is a democrat in the White House. Not gonna happen.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at January 18, 2022 08:30 AM (bVYXr)

I'd have to agree with this one. Volcker was able to raise rates, and keep them raised, because Reagan had the intestinal fortitude to take the heat for him. In addition, it was done early enough in his presidency for the economy to rebound in time for his reelect in '84. We're starting too late, and Biden and his people are too skittish to start the course, much less stay that course.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 18, 2022 08:32 AM (mdjgu)

175 Re: inflation

I saw an earlier-this-year three dollar bag of potato chips for five dollars last week.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - wondering about using horse paste or my preferred 1% liquid, read the comments at January 18, 2022 08:33 AM (e6I/s)

176 The dollars they have to spend are the same dollars we have to spend. 'Destroying' those dollars would seem to be self defeating. If the dollar is devalued due to inflation what benefit is it to the government who has to pay the debt using the same dollar? I don't understand.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 18, 2022 08:27 AM (dT1IB)
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As a counter-inflation mechanism. Suppose you counterfeited a million dollars and those dollars were indistinguishable from the Real McCoy. Then you bought a house with those false dollars. You bought an asset with fake money and caused inflation. because that fake money is now circulating.

You realize you're going to get caught and need to undo that. So you sell the house into the market and then burn the money rather than spending it again. You've now subtracted (some of) the fake money you injected with the counterfeit and have moved the money supply down, which will help contain inflation because you now have fewer dollars chasing goods rather than more.

The government would rather have the inflation to make the debt more manageable, but people also have to eat and buy things and inflation has to be brought under control.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 08:33 AM (DU+/6)

177 Even here in Trotzky State, Inflation is 80% the biggest topic for voters. Even the pro abort Karen's

Posted by: Jonah at January 18, 2022 08:33 AM (WY8d2)

178 What exactly, does the Fed do anyway other than manipulate the money supply?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 18, 2022 08:33 AM (dT1IB)

179 170 We got off to good start when the GOP won the Maricopa Elections race, and kicked out the uber lefty there.
Posted by: Jonah at January 18, 2022 08:31 AM (WY8d2)

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I did not know this. Do you have more details?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 18, 2022 08:34 AM (LvTSG)

180 Doocy losing composure on live TV

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 18, 2022 08:34 AM (EZebt)

181 OANN reportedly gets 90 % of its revenue from Direct TV, so AT&T cancelling the network from the Direct TV service is a network killer. CNN's owner is literally killing a successful competitor. I can't imagine a better example of what antitrust law was intended to prevent.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 18, 2022 08:34 AM (QyJDK)

182 Mornin', all,

I'm back in Crazyland, aka my office. Once upon a distant time I referred to work as "the real world," but that ain't true no mo'. We're supposed to get some freezing rain by Thursday night into Friday, so maybe I can parlay that ("It's dangerous to drive!") into a reason to work from home on Friday. My boss still insists on wearing a face diaper and conducts Zoom meetings with me though I am in the next room. So maybe he'll go for it.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 18, 2022 08:35 AM (txdEq)

183 "Inflation is 80% the biggest topic for voters. Even the pro abort Karen's"

I guess their concerns are that abortions should be both readily available, and affordable?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at January 18, 2022 08:35 AM (3D/fK)

184 Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 18, 2022 08:34 AM (EZebt)

What is he losing composure about?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 18, 2022 08:35 AM (k49Sx)

185 They can save the dollar. Or, they can save the market. They can't save both, it's always this way when money becomes divorced from reality, from real wealth generation.

They will "print", or whatever the modern digital equivalent is, like they have been. Market goes to the Moon. Your money won't buy shit. Kind of like right now.

I'm sure the Zimbabwe market did well in percentage terms, too. Yugoslavia, etc.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 18, 2022 08:35 AM (psL96)

186 183 "Inflation is 80% the biggest topic for voters. Even the pro abort Karen's"

I guess their concerns are that abortions should be both readily available, and affordable?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at January 18, 2022 08:35 AM (3D/fK)

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"There's a reason I changed my name, and it's nothing good...hic..."
-Karen McCookingSherryMom, ne Karen McWineMom

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 18, 2022 08:35 AM (LvTSG)

187 140 Half of us are scared to organize even a peaceful march

Mostly because we aren't fully a third world nation where a disarmed and impoverished population really has no other options.

For as long as we aren't without firearms and some level of wealth, the best option, short of the Return of the LORD, is Irish Democracy.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 18, 2022 08:22 AM (lSG6C)
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I'm with him ^^^^^

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 18, 2022 08:36 AM (6Xyqy)

188 Really not a fan of Rubio, but his getting back into the Senate race probably saved that seat for the R's.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 18, 2022 08:27 AM (mdjgu)


Oh I see. He's the irreplaceable man. His WORD means squat; the graveyard is full of irreplaceable men.

Sorry, but saying a person's word means squat makes him no better than Pelosi or Biden. Meaningless noise. I try and live up to my word, even when I know it's dumb to do so. Because.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 18, 2022 08:36 AM (F0YaR)

189 My greatest fear (and likelihood) is that the Chinese Yuan (probably a digital, crypto version of it) will replace the U.S. dollar as the World's Reserve Currency, making all those past "printed" dollars (and their concomitant inflation) that we've exported to other countries virtually worthless -- that nobody wants to hold -- and they'll come flooding back into the U.S. resulting in hyperinflation (the only way they'll ever pay off the National Debt). ...
Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 18, 2022 08:27 AM (6Xyqy)
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I doubt it. The Chinese don't want the reserve currency. Nobody wants the reserve currency. Being the reserve currency confers some benefits, but it's a huge pain in the ass and exposes the host country to rather significant global liability. This is a burden we carry.

I suspect the days of the USD's position as the reserve currency are numbered, but I strongly doubt that the Yuan will replace it. A synthetic derivative like the IMF's "Special Drawing Right" (SDR) - which is a derivative pseudo-currency backed by a basked of major currencies - will likely be used as a proxy instead. I have no idea what that will look like in practice.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 08:37 AM (DU+/6)

190 Father of murdered girl mealy-mouthing on TV

Bro, Gavin Newsom murdered your beautiful daughter. George Gascon's hands are dripping with her blood. Go ahead and say it, everyone is listening.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 18, 2022 08:37 AM (EZebt)

191 I've been a recent reader of several Reddit subs, particularly the Tales From Tech Support and Malicious Compliance (AKA: Bothering By The Book). Occasionally glancing over to Antiwork.

One common topic for many of the tales (whose truth cannot really be verified) is the story of a shit-tier boss, often a mid-level manager, who either takes on too much work (power-tripping micromanagers, especially those promoted by the Dilbert principle) or little to none. The latter are probably the same kind of people that would be posting into Antiwork, except that they probably would show the same work ethic there.

The amusingly sad thing is, a lot of the commenters will clamor for the government to take over. Without realizing the same damn kind of people (power-trippers, lazy slugs) that work in private business would also be found in public service.

MVA stereotype, anyone?

Posted by: Another Anon at January 18, 2022 08:37 AM (bW28E)

192 I was finally able to get ground beef yesterday at a reasonable price. Saturday at WalMart (I hate their meat), it was $7/lb. Yesterday at Costco it was $4.19 for 88/12. Of course I had to buy a package big enough to feed half of Racine. Still.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 18, 2022 08:37 AM (45fpk)

193 190 Father of murdered girl mealy-mouthing on TV

Bro, Gavin Newsom murdered your beautiful daughter. George Gascon's hands are dripping with her blood. Go ahead and say it, everyone is listening.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 18, 2022 08:37 AM (EZebt)

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That might go against his religion.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 18, 2022 08:38 AM (LvTSG)

194 What exactly, does the Fed do anyway other than manipulate the money supply?
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 18, 2022 08:33 AM (dT1IB)
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That's essentially it. They manage the monetary system. The buy and sell assets and attempt to control interest rates to do so. They have essentially just those two tools at their disposal.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 08:38 AM (DU+/6)

195 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 08:33 AM (DU+/6)

Thanks, I think... ;-) That's a little more clear. In summary then, the intended effect is to have more assets available than money to purchase them? Intentional devaluation of assets seems counterintuitive.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 18, 2022 08:38 AM (dT1IB)

196 Josie and the Pussycats
Long tails and and ears for hats
Guitars and sharps and flats
Neat, sweet, a groovy song
You're invited, come along.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 18, 2022 08:38 AM (yrol0)

197 What is "Irish Democracy"?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 18, 2022 08:39 AM (k49Sx)

198 181 OANN reportedly gets 90 % of its revenue from Direct TV, so AT&T cancelling the network from the Direct TV service is a network killer. CNN's owner is literally killing a successful competitor. I can't imagine a better example of what antitrust law was intended to prevent.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 18, 2022 08:34 AM (QyJDK)

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Headline I'd like to, but likely won't, see later today --

BREAKING: Trump Media Empire Signs OANN.

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 18, 2022 08:39 AM (6Xyqy)

199 Did you buy Marco Rubio's promise too? That and a buck fifty will get you a cup of coffee. Maybe.
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But, but, but . . . Dondi now has a beautiful and silky head of hair.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 18, 2022 08:39 AM (MIKMs)

200 We're not solving hunger, we're subverting it!

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 18, 2022 08:40 AM (ybIRR)

201 What is "Irish Democracy"?

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The easy answer:

Being purposely ungovernable.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - wondering about using horse paste or my preferred 1% liquid, read the comments at January 18, 2022 08:40 AM (e6I/s)

202 Of course I had to buy a package big enough to feed half of Racine. Still.
Posted by: grammie winger at January 18, 2022 08:37 AM (45fpk)


MOM MOAR MEATLOAF

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 18, 2022 08:40 AM (yrol0)

203 Here's your next tell:

"A woman claims in a TikTok video..."

No independent corroboration.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 18, 2022 08:40 AM (m45I2)

204 Back in my younger days, if some kid pulled some crap about identifying as a cat the teachers would have slapped that kid into the principal's office.

Posted by: dantesed at January 18, 2022 08:40 AM (88xKn)

205 Fen, see #190 he was interviewing the dad of a UCLA student murdered at work Saturday

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 18, 2022 08:41 AM (EZebt)

206 The difference between parody and reality or news and satire has shrunk to a degree that is nearly imperceptible.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 07:50 AM (DU+/6)


The Babylon Bee was not originally conceived as a source of prophecy.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at January 18, 2022 08:41 AM (EjmvJ)

207 197 What is "Irish Democracy"?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 18, 2022 08:39 AM (k49Sx)

Drunk stupid short dicked thick skulled thin skinned assholes running your life!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 18, 2022 08:41 AM (yrol0)

208 Eleanor Homes Norton hoping to be made chair of the House Transportation Committee gave the world a chance to see once again her attempts to park her car. She's done this before, btw. She literally cannot park. Check out this Massie video link midway in this Breitbart article.

https://tinyurl.com/25bz964s

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 18, 2022 08:41 AM (QyJDK)

209 Thanks, I think... ;-) That's a little more clear. In summary then, the intended effect is to have more assets available than money to purchase them? Intentional devaluation of assets seems counterintuitive.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 18, 2022 08:38 AM (dT1IB)
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They won't like it and almost certainly don't want to do it, but they have to try to bring inflation under control and they have to try to do it without bankrupting the federal government by pushing up interest rates too high or too quickly. They won't be reducing asset value because they want to, reducing asset values is a risk they're willing to take (and will try to manage through careful selling activity) to try to bring down the money supply without precipitating a fiscal crisis in the federal government.

The only thing I'm remotely confident about saying is that there is probably nobody at the Fed or in the Treasury Department who is remotely happy about having to do anything in this regard, and they're probably all terrified of the risks they're having to face.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 08:41 AM (DU+/6)

210 181 OANN reportedly gets 90 % of its revenue from Direct TV, so AT&T cancelling the network from the Direct TV service is a network killer. CNN's owner is literally killing a successful competitor. I can't imagine a better example of what antitrust law was intended to prevent.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 18, 2022 08:34 AM (QyJDK)

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Massive, passive resistance to governmental dictates and rules (deplorables throwing monkey wrenches into the works whenever possible).

I'm also more of a bent for active resistance a la the Irish Republican Army ... but we'll leave that for a future discussion. ;-)

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 18, 2022 08:42 AM (6Xyqy)

211 How is it that men like Jack Phillips can be attacked and embroiled in legal and financial quicksand, while being forced to "bake the cake" against his own beliefs...yet Big Tech companies can withhold any and all of their platform services to people they wish to squash ideologically?"
Posted by: Lady in Black at January 18, 2022 07:51 AM (sVtYq)


Being gay is innate. You can learn to be a good serf.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at January 18, 2022 08:42 AM (EjmvJ)

212 My daughter pretends she's a cat. I play along until playtime is over, then she's Pookette. "No, you can't wear cat ears to church. God made you human." And boom, done, she's wearing a cute dress with a matching headband.

Why is this so hard for people to grasp?!

Posted by: pookysgirl, grounded in reality at January 18, 2022 08:42 AM (XKZwp)

213 Eleanor Homes Norton hoping to be made chair of the House Transportation Committee gave the world a chance to see once again her attempts to park her car. She's done this before, btw. She literally cannot park. Check out this Massie video link midway in this Breitbart article.

https://tinyurl.com/25bz964s
Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 18, 2022 08:41 AM (QyJDK)
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That qualifies her for the position. Even if she's utterly incompetent and unable to operate a motor vehicle she, unlike Boot-Edge-Edge, at least she goes to work.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 08:43 AM (DU+/6)

214 The only thing I'm remotely confident about saying is that there is probably nobody at the Fed or in the Treasury Department who is remotely happy about having to do anything in this regard, and they're probably all terrified of the risks they're having to face.
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And, comically, it all goes full circle to the low-skilled anti-work government employees.

The people who kicked the can down the road earlier were just trying to make it to retirement, and they did.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - wondering about using horse paste or my preferred 1% liquid, read the comments at January 18, 2022 08:43 AM (e6I/s)

215 Father of murdered girl mealy-mouthing on TV

Bro, Gavin Newsom murdered your beautiful daughter. George Gascon's hands are dripping with her blood. Go ahead and say it, everyone is listening.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 18, 2022 08:37 AM (EZebt)

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That might go against his religion.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 18, 2022 08:38 AM (LvTSG)
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I just saw that and yeah if he wants change he needed to name names.
It's the freaking Democrat politicians that the majority voted for in California that's created this mess. Until the voters come to this realization and stop voting for anyone with a D by their name the crime will continue.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 18, 2022 08:43 AM (NpAcC)

216
What is "Irish Democracy"?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 18, 2022 08:39 AM (k49Sx)

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A silent, passive resistance to government rather than violent insurrection.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 18, 2022 08:44 AM (/U27+)

217 UGH -- copy/paste failure: MULLIGAN !
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197 What is "Irish Democracy"?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 18, 2022 08:39 AM (k49Sx)
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Massive, passive resistance to governmental dictates and rules (deplorables throwing monkey wrenches into the works whenever possible).

I'm also more of a bent for active resistance a la the Irish Republican Army ... but we'll leave that for a future discussion. ;-)

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 18, 2022 08:44 AM (6Xyqy)

218 That might go against his religion.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 18, 2022 08:38 AM (LvTSG)
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Probably, but if he voted for this sh*t my compassion is severely limited.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 18, 2022 08:44 AM (EZebt)

219 Sundance's shredding of the FBI is pretty damn good.

https://tinyurl.com/34yp8em4

Posted by: Ordinary American at January 18, 2022 08:44 AM (H8QX8)

220 Oh I see. He's the irreplaceable man. His WORD means squat; the graveyard is full of irreplaceable men.

Sorry, but saying a person's word means squat makes him no better than Pelosi or Biden. Meaningless noise. I try and live up to my word, even when I know it's dumb to do so. Because.
Posted by: GnuBreed at January 18, 2022 08:36 AM (F0YaR)

I don't disagree with your point - at all. However, one less R in the Senate makes BBB or Dem Voting Control more likely. I can't stand the GOPe, but we *might* have some influence over them from the grassroots. We have none over the DNC.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 18, 2022 08:44 AM (mdjgu)

221 What is "Irish Democracy"?
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Passive resistance.

(Although being labeled 'Irish' no doubt with many clever literary flourishes.)

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 18, 2022 08:44 AM (MIKMs)

222 I'm also more of a bent for active resistance a la the Irish Republican Army ... but we'll leave that for a future discussion. ;-)
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The IRA are very nasty fellows. They will kneecap you for talking to a Royal Marine on patrol cuz the old Irish guy spent a career in the Royal Navy. Nasty.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 18, 2022 08:45 AM (C7jzY)

223 The people who kicked the can down the road earlier were just trying to make it to retirement, and they did.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - wondering about using horse paste or my preferred 1% liquid, read the comments at January 18, 2022 08:43 AM (e6I/s)
++++
Yup. The lingering question for a long time now (since the financial crisis at the most-recent, though going back to the Tech Wreck or the LTCM bailout or the S&L bailout, depending on how far back you want to take it and how closely you were paying attention) has been, "you can kick the can down the road, but what happens when you run out of road?"

We may be finding that out.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 08:45 AM (DU+/6)

224 Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 18, 2022 08:41 AM (EZebt)

What a terrible story. Murdered at a furniture store in the daytime, and she certainly was a beautiful girl-not that anyone deserves to die in that way. At some point someone may have it with Soros funded George Gascon and the other left wing DAs and it won't be pleasant,

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 18, 2022 08:45 AM (k49Sx)

225 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 08:41 AM (DU+/6)

Concur. WASTF.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 18, 2022 08:45 AM (dT1IB)

226 The substitute teacher that was fired for not meowing needs to name the school.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 18, 2022 08:45 AM (NpAcC)

227 207 197 What is "Irish Democracy"?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 18, 2022 08:39 AM (k49Sx)

Drunk stupid short dicked thick skulled thin skinned assholes running your life!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 18, 2022 08:41 AM (yrol0)


Hey wait a minute -- I'm medium dicked.

Carry on.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 18, 2022 08:46 AM (F0YaR)

228 My daughter pretends she's a cat. I play along until playtime is over, then she's Pookette. "No, you can't wear cat ears to church. God made you human." And boom, done, she's wearing a cute dress with a matching headband.

Why is this so hard for people to grasp?!
Posted by: pookysgirl, grounded in reality at January 18, 2022 08:42 AM (XKZwp)



My daughter used to love all the "Buddies" movies, so she would flop around the house on all 4's acting out scenes from the movies. If it went on too long, we'd remind her she was a little girl and needed to clean her room or pick up her toys and do something else. That phase lasted a couple of months, then she moved on to other pretend things.

A natural happening for young children. Now, if the parents are idiots and cater to that behavior and make it permanent, they're unfit and should no longer have children.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 18, 2022 08:46 AM (Zz0t1)

229 What is "Irish Democracy"?

******

Electing Blarney Frank as your leprechaungressman?

Posted by: Muldoon at January 18, 2022 08:46 AM (m45I2)

230
I think Irish Democracy is passive aggressive resistance to government. Ignoring the preponderance of laws that the Karens all find so necessary.

The central idea is that there are too few jails to lock everyone up and if everyone gives the finger to the government it takes the power away from them. Which they don't appreciate, as petty tyrants never do.

Vax resistance would be a perfect example if more people, or a higher percentage had resisted. Maybe it's (the vax resistance) is the opening shot in the larger war to come.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 18, 2022 08:47 AM (dQvv7)

231 I imagine many, if not most, of the posts on that subreddit are garbage. Reddit, for many, is basically a popularity contest, with posters chasing upvotes and awards. There's even a subreddit called r/quityourbullshit, which is essentially posts calling out other redditors (though it does include posts from other social media sites as well). So I take any "life story" posts with several grains of salt.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at January 18, 2022 08:47 AM (CAJOC)

232 224 Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 18, 2022 08:41 AM (EZebt)

What a terrible story. Murdered at a furniture store in the daytime, and she certainly was a beautiful girl-not that anyone deserves to die in that way. At some point someone may have it with Soros funded George Gascon and the other left wing DAs and it won't be pleasant,
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 18, 2022 08:45 AM (k49Sx)

The most prominent Republican in California is Larry Elder. What is he saying about this? What is he doing to position the CA GOP for success next election?

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 18, 2022 08:47 AM (mdjgu)

233 Morning, 'rons and 'ronettes.

Beginning Week 3 of retirement. Going to do my best today to edit at least one chapter of my book. Just checking in to say hello.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 18, 2022 08:47 AM (2JVJo)

234
Drunk stupid short dicked thick skulled thin skinned assholes running your life!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 18, 2022 08:41 AM (yrol0)



You asked for it.......

https://youtu.be/fZFBIfxf7gk?t=40

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 18, 2022 08:47 AM (Zz0t1)

235 dayum!

The FBI is a U.S. version of the Russian State Police; and the FBI is deployed -almost exclusively- to attack domestic enemies of those who control government, while they protect the interests of the U.S. Fourth Branch of Government. That is the clear and accurate domestic prism to contextualize their perceived mission:
domestic violent extremists pose the greatest threat to their objective.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 18, 2022 08:47 AM (yrol0)

236 Beginning Week 3 of retirement. Going to do my best today to edit at least one chapter of my book. Just checking in to say hello.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 18, 2022 08:47 AM (2JVJo)

F7 love it learn it use it

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 18, 2022 08:48 AM (yrol0)

237 My car identifies as a 100-mpg vehicle, but the gas pump says otherwise

Posted by: SMOD at January 18, 2022 08:48 AM (RHGPo)

238 Dogs and cats; living together in a classroom. Mass hysteria!

Posted by: Archer at January 18, 2022 08:48 AM (gmo/4)

239 DEI. Well, that's God in Latin, which makes sense; the Left's God made incarnate.

Posted by: jim (in California) at January 18, 2022 08:49 AM (ynpvh)

240 My car identifies as a 100-mpg vehicle, but the gas pump says otherwise
Posted by: SMOD at January 18, 2022 08:48 AM (RHGPo)
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You just need a subsidy to enable you to pretend that reality matches your expectations.

It's the woke and progressive thing to do.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 08:49 AM (DU+/6)

241 I keep noticing that in the CBS series "FBI", they seems to do a lot of what looks like local police work.

Posted by: SMOD at January 18, 2022 08:50 AM (RHGPo)

242 DEI. Well, that's God in Latin, which makes sense; the Left's God made incarnate.
Posted by: jim (in California) at January 18, 2022 08:49 AM (ynpvh)



DEI died with Dale Earnhardt Sr.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 18, 2022 08:50 AM (Zz0t1)

243 We're in new territory

Well no, we're not. This is very, very well trod ground. Just not in America. There will be no Tall Paul Volcker to "raise interest rates". People are simply unaware of how fooked they really are. The balance sheet is unimaginably large.

Even a slight uptick with interest rates means hundreds of billions goes to servicing interest payments on existing debt.

Keep in mind "the debt" doesn't matter to governments per se. Once they can't make interest payments - that matters. That is the crux of the matter. I doubt you'll ever see interest rates north of 2 percent under the existing arrangements.

Picture if you will, every single dollar the government takes in going to pay interest on the debt.

No money for anything else. No social security. No defense department. No welfare. Nothing.

Keep in mind they HAVE to make interest payments. If it comes to it, they will stiff you in favor of creditors. Bank on it. Even during the Civil War, the government made timely interest payments.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 18, 2022 08:50 AM (psL96)

244 I keep noticing that in the CBS series "FBI", they seems to do a lot of what looks like local police work.
Posted by: SMOD at January 18, 2022 08:50 AM (RHGPo)



Just preppin' you for what's coming. A Federal Police Force that has the right to be up in your business all day every day without a warrant.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 18, 2022 08:51 AM (Zz0t1)

245 Morning, 'rons and 'ronettes.

Beginning Week 3 of retirement. Going to do my best today to edit at least one chapter of my book. Just checking in to say hello.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing

Hiya !

Posted by: JT at January 18, 2022 08:51 AM (arJlL)

246 >>The most prominent Republican in California is Larry Elder. What is he saying about this? What is he doing to position the CA GOP for success next election?

California is lost at least until it hits rock bottom and there is some sort of default. California is what the US would look like if Democrats are allowed to change election laws for the entire country.

They've legalized vote rigging and vote fraud for state wide races. No one person is going to change that.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 18, 2022 08:51 AM (ZLI7S)

247 The most prominent Republican in California is Larry Elder. What is he saying about this? What is he doing to position the CA GOP for success next election?
Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 18, 2022 08:47 AM (mdjgu)
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*looks up from rubbing "Relief Factor" on his ankle*

Wait, wut?

Posted by: Larry Elder at January 18, 2022 08:51 AM (EZebt)

248 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 18, 2022 08:47 AM (2JVJo)

Good for you! And I don't know cold it is in MA-but I just took a walk in N.J., saw the remnants of a pink sunrise and since I walked through the woods, I got to experience going over some icy rivlets (sp?) of water and using my toe to break the ice. I remember breaking ice as a kid and enjoying how that sounded and looked. So, if you can go out for a walk you may feel good after completing it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 18, 2022 08:51 AM (k49Sx)

249 "No, you can't wear cat ears church. God made you human."
=====

Similar discussions with young boys for being a dinosaur for a few days.

'God made you special, and he loves you very much.'

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 18, 2022 08:51 AM (MIKMs)

250 I doubt it. The Chinese don't want the reserve currency. Nobody wants the reserve currency. Being the reserve currency confers some benefits, but it's a huge pain in the ass and exposes the host country to rather significant global liability. This is a burden we carry.

I suspect the days of the USD's position as the reserve currency are numbered, but I strongly doubt that the Yuan will replace it. A synthetic derivative like the IMF's "Special Drawing Right" (SDR) - which is a derivative pseudo-currency backed by a basked of major currencies - will likely be used as a proxy instead. I have no idea what that will look like in practice.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 08:37 AM (DU+/6)

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Thanks -- I've seen that synthetic derivative option proposed as well (on ZeroHedge).

Interesting perspective; I see the Chinese as total control freaks who don't acknowledge any burdens, especially if they're in total control -- which I believe is their overtly stated aim. Indeed, we live in interesting Chinese-cursed times ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 18, 2022 08:52 AM (6Xyqy)

251 Disclose.tv
@disclosetv

54m
NEW - Israel study: 4th vaccine injection shows little effect on #Omicron infections, increases in antibodies only "slightly higher" than following the 3rd dose.

https://tinyurl.com/y55sce9b

Posted by: redridinghood at January 18, 2022 08:52 AM (NpAcC)

252
Beginning Week 3 of retirement. Going to do my best today to edit at least one chapter of my book. Just checking in to say hello.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing



Good luck! Or Break a Leg! Depending......

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 18, 2022 08:53 AM (Zz0t1)

253 Similar discussions with young boys for being a dinosaur for a few days.

'God made you special, and he loves you very much.'
Posted by: mustbequantum at January 18, 2022 08:51 AM (MIKMs)

I wanted to be a fire truck.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 18, 2022 08:53 AM (Y5qcH)

254 @disclosetv

54m
NEW - Israel study: 4th vaccine injection shows little effect on #Omicron infections, increases in antibodies only "slightly higher" than following the 3rd dose.



Because IT'S. NOT. A. VACCINE.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 18, 2022 08:53 AM (Zz0t1)

255 President Joe Biden's Asia czar failed to disclose tens of thousands of dollars in speaking fees from a private equity firm with close ties to China, according to documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

These submission changes are hugely material, and would likely have sunk his confirmation, so to me it looks like a purposeful act.

Perjury.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 18, 2022 08:54 AM (QyJDK)

256 California is lost at least until it hits rock bottom and there is some sort of default. California is what the US would look like if Democrats are allowed to change election laws for the entire country.

They've legalized vote rigging and vote fraud for state wide races. No one person is going to change that.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 18, 2022 08:51 AM (ZLI7S)

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Indeed. I don't call my former home state Califzuela for nothing ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 18, 2022 08:54 AM (6Xyqy)

257 I walked through the woods,

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 18, 2022 08:51 AM (k49Sx)



Did you find Hillary?

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 18, 2022 08:55 AM (Zz0t1)

258 Posted by: rhennigantx at January 18, 2022 08:47 AM (yrol0)

The FBI needs to be dissolved, and EVERYone who works for it banned from federal employment for the next 100 years. Pensions need to be stripped and the executive leadership needs to be imprisoned. And that's just for starters.

There has never been a more clear threat to a free people in the US than the fraudulent election of that drool bib wearing, pants shitting retard and his FBI minions.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 18, 2022 08:55 AM (dT1IB)

259 I wouldn't blame Larry Elder if he gave up on California. What he went through after all that he's done to help his state, and given his unfailing civility and decency, is unforgivable.

Posted by: Ordinary American at January 18, 2022 08:55 AM (H8QX8)

260 ... Keep in mind they HAVE to make interest payments. If it comes to it, they will stiff you in favor of creditors. Bank on it. Even during the Civil War, the government made timely interest payments.
Posted by: Common Tater at January 18, 2022 08:50 AM (psL96)
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Right, which is why the Fed will raise interest but will try to not raise rates very much. They're going to try clean up the money supply by selling some of that unimaginably large balance sheet. That's the new part. We are in uncharted territory in terms of how much shit the Fed owns, and attempting to control money supply purely as a balance sheet exercise has never really been conceivable before. It probably still isn't, but they may be in a position to shrink the balance sheet to do the lion's share of the work while providing only small interest rates moves.

At least, I suspect they hope this is how it will go.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 08:55 AM (DU+/6)

261 A natural happening for young children. Now, if the parents are idiots and cater to that behavior and make it permanent, they're unfit and should no longer have children.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 18, 2022 08:46 AM (Zz0t1)

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We don't really know that it is the parents. Schools are more than willing to cater to their students' "identities", without a word to the parents. Perhaps at home, the "cat" playtime is curtailed, and the kid's just found another outlet that indulges him.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at January 18, 2022 08:55 AM (CAJOC)

262 I think that's a large part of why we've gone downhill like we have since smartphones have taken over our lives. We've become a society driven by entertainment rather than hobbies. People used to watch TV, but now entertainment *is* the hobby of the vast majority of people (and, sadly, little kids).
Posted by: Moron Robbie - wondering about using horse paste or my preferred 1% liquid, read the comments at January 18, 2022 08:14 AM (e6I/s)


I've had this same thought. I spent some time looking into Twitch - a live streaming platform - and there was a guy who played World of Warships while wearing a poop emoji on his head. He had 21K "followers". Assuming that number is fairly constant and that they are all using the lowest level of support, he's making ~$84,000 per month. To play a videogame for several hours.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at January 18, 2022 08:55 AM (EjmvJ)

263 I wanted to be a fire truck.
=====

Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel. I think 'her' name was Katy.

Need some moron crowdsource here.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 18, 2022 08:56 AM (MIKMs)

264 >>Indeed. I don't call my former home state Califzuela for nothing ...

It's a damn shame. One of the most beautiful states in the union and they trashed it.

I spent most of my early business career working for CA based companies and loved visiting the area. I have zero desire to go their now.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 18, 2022 08:56 AM (ZLI7S)

265
My own view is that Omicron will have abated almost completely in a couple of weeks. Looking at the Texas COVID dashboard the new case/deaths ratio is remarkable.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 18, 2022 08:56 AM (/U27+)

266 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 18, 2022 08:51 AM (k49Sx)

It's 25 degrees here right now, Fen, so a little too cold for me. I'm going to edit / check in with the HQ until noon and then perhaps walk around the block.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 18, 2022 08:56 AM (2JVJo)

267 there

sheesh

Posted by: JackStraw at January 18, 2022 08:57 AM (ZLI7S)

268 I walked through the woods,

*******

In a long black veil?

Posted by: Muldoon at January 18, 2022 08:58 AM (m45I2)

269 Antiwork is good engineering. Do MOAR with less. Before my congenital mental disease and defect knocked me out of the workforce, my best coworker modeled his career on Scott Adams' character, Wally. My personal idol was Ben Hamper who wrote the generic employee manual, "Rivethead: Tales from the Assembly Line." While the boss/employer need not be the enemy, he can NEVER be your friend.

Posted by: Marooned at January 18, 2022 08:58 AM (w6hJ9)

270 Today is the day Schumer said he was going to pass the Civil Rightsapalooza bill. It's going to be fun to watch. A rational man would just cancel the vote; but I don't think the prog caucus will let him.

Schumer is a petty, weak little man, and now he's at the mercy of forces he can no longer control.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 18, 2022 08:58 AM (evAgx)

271 there

sheesh
Posted by: JackStraw at January 18, 2022 08:57 AM (ZLI7S)



English. DO YOU SPEAK IT!!!!????

Posted by: Samuel Racist Jackson at January 18, 2022 08:58 AM (Zz0t1)

272 Keep in mind they HAVE to make interest payments. If it comes to it, they will stiff you in favor of creditors. Bank on it. Even during the Civil War, the government made timely interest payments.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 18, 2022 08:50 AM (psL96)

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I must be missing something, so somebody please enlighten me:

Wouldn't defaulting on interest payments -- which would essentially destroy the creditworthiness of the U.S. feral gubmint/Treasury/Fed/whatever -- actually long-term be a good thing (after mucho short-term pain) because NOBODY WOULD EVER LEND TO and the U.S. government could never borrow again -- making us subsequently debt-free?

[This seems implausible in the real-world, but speaking hypothetically ...]

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 18, 2022 08:59 AM (6Xyqy)

273 My daughter pretends she's a cat. I play along until playtime is over, then she's Pookette. "No, you can't wear cat ears to church. God made you human." And boom, done, she's wearing a cute dress with a matching headband.

Why is this so hard for people to grasp?!
Posted by: pookysgirl, grounded in reality at January 18, 2022


***
Miss Linda is a fully-fledged adult, and yet she often says she'd rather be a cat or some other handsome animal than be a human. I have to admit, a loved and spoiled house cat pretty much has it made.

I can't see her as a llama, though.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 18, 2022 09:00 AM (txdEq)

274 Assuming that number is fairly constant and that they are all using the lowest level of support, he's making ~$84,000 per month. To play a videogame for several hours.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at January 18, 2022 08:55 AM (EjmvJ)


That is not only depressing, but it turns me white with rage. Some fat, useless fuck who plays video games with a fucking turd on his head makes more money in a month than I ever made in a year? What the fuck have I done with my life?

Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel. I think 'her' name was Katy.

IIRC, "Katy" was the name of the snow plow in the story "Katy and the Big Snow."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 18, 2022 09:00 AM (2JVJo)

275 It isn't a vaccine. It's a study.

www.siliconrepublic.com (2019)

"A detailed analysis of the biodistribution and biocompatibility of nanoparticles is required before they can be considered for human development"

https://tinyurl.com/2p8p959k

Posted by: CZ = FNG To Remain Silent Because, FNG at January 18, 2022 09:01 AM (MkuC5)

276 Just preppin' you for what's coming. A Federal Police Force that has the right to be up in your business all day every day without a warrant.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 18, 2022 08:51 AM (Zz0t1)
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That was the obvious intent of the calls for defunding the police. No local cops, the feds swoop in to "help."

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 18, 2022 09:01 AM (5pTK/)

277 ... Wouldn't defaulting on interest payments -- which would essentially destroy the creditworthiness of the U.S. feral gubmint/Treasury/Fed/whatever -- actually long-term be a good thing (after mucho short-term pain) because NOBODY WOULD EVER LEND TO and the U.S. government could never borrow again -- making us subsequently debt-free? ...
Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 18, 2022 08:59 AM (6Xyqy)
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Not never again. Maybe a decade, though. And this is called an "austerity budget" or "austerity measures" and the fear is that forcing the government to live within its means will cause a national collapse.

You may remember the gymnastics to avoid this in the case of Greece and Spain - and they are small players, comparatively speaking. For someone our size, those risks are huge. War is a risk, too.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 09:01 AM (DU+/6)

278 Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 18, 2022 08:59 AM (6Xyqy)

People still buy Greek and Puerto Rico bonds.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 18, 2022 09:01 AM (Y5qcH)

279 Add to the above:

Electron microscopy and spectrum analysis of three batches of the Pfizer vaccine. Researcher describes a carbon/aluminum structure he observed:

https://www.bitchute.com/video/45rx8vafSfWS/

Posted by: CZ = FNG To Remain Silent Because, FNG at January 18, 2022 09:01 AM (MkuC5)

280
Schumer is a petty, weak little man, and now he's at the mercy of forces he can no longer control.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 18, 2022 08:58 AM (evAgx)



Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin live together.

They run our lives..........

https://youtu.be/ODejBuFlY20

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 18, 2022 09:01 AM (Zz0t1)

281 Hong Kong authorities say they will kill about 2,000 small animals, including hamsters, after several tested positive for the coronavirus at a pet store where an employee was also infected.

Posted by: SMOD at January 18, 2022 09:01 AM (RHGPo)

282 I'm headed to Carmel-By-The-Sea for a wedding in a few weeks. Hope to see former Mayor Clint Eastwood wandering around, so I can tell him how much I appreciated his empty chair speech that so offended that idiot, Mitt Romney. Anyway, California is physically spectacular. Just has too many nutty leftys.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 18, 2022 09:01 AM (QyJDK)

283 Cat People didn't end well for the cat's did it?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 18, 2022 09:02 AM (F4DJi)

284 The shortage thing where I live is getting weird.

The 50 to 100 dollar bottles of champagne and wine at big stores (Kroger and HEB) empty.

No Plain old Fritos or Lays chips.

Strange

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 18, 2022 09:02 AM (yrol0)

285 ----------------

That was the obvious intent of the calls for defunding the police. No local cops, the feds swoop in to "help."
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 18, 2022 09:01 AM (5pTK/)



And the Patriot Act gives them carte blanche to ruin you on a whim.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 18, 2022 09:02 AM (Zz0t1)

286
In a long black veil?
Posted by: Muldoon at January 18, 2022 08:58 AM (m45I2)

No; Knitted wool cap and the other winter weather accoutrements. If I had a long black veil I would have probably tripped on it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 18, 2022 09:02 AM (k49Sx)

287 MIT-educated anti-vaxxer doctor who treated COVID patients with Ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine has her license suspended and must undergo psychiatric evaluation 'for spreading misinformation'


https://tinyurl.com/2p8bbeub

Posted by: redridinghood at January 18, 2022 09:02 AM (NpAcC)

288 What is "Irish Democracy"?

******

Irish Democracy is when a group finally responds after centuries of being the butt of all jokes in the English speaking world by taking it out on the Welsh.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 18, 2022 09:03 AM (m45I2)

289 And this:

Four players and a ball girl drop out of Australian Open with chest issues

https://tinyurl.com/2rmvdfcd

Posted by: CZ = FNG To Remain Silent Because, FNG at January 18, 2022 09:03 AM (MkuC5)

290
The 50 to 100 dollar bottles of champagne and wine at big stores (Kroger and HEB) empty.

No Plain old Fritos or Lays chips.

Strange
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 18, 2022 09:02 AM (yrol0)



MIND YOUR BUSINESS!!!!!!

- Crazy Rich Karens

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 18, 2022 09:03 AM (Zz0t1)

291 And this:

Four players and a ball girl drop out of Australian Open with chest issues

https://tinyurl.com/2rmvdfcd
Posted by: CZ = FNG To Remain Silent Because, FNG at January 18, 2022 09:03 AM (MkuC5)



Novak: Sad........ *points* *reminds*

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 18, 2022 09:03 AM (Zz0t1)

292 The most prominent Republican in California is Larry Elder. What is he saying about this? What is he doing to position the CA GOP for success next election?
Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 18, 2022 08:47 AM (mdjgu)

That would have been like asking the most prominent Jew in Hitler's Germany, "What are you going do do about Der Fuhrer?" The only rational answer would have been Run Away, While you still can. It's the only answer for California, today.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 18, 2022 09:04 AM (evAgx)

293 Todays WTF:

Hong Kong will cull more than 2,000 hamsters after a pet shop worker, a customer and at least 11 hamsters tested positive for the Delta coronavirus variant.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 18, 2022 09:04 AM (yrol0)

294 Those who stay in jobs doing the absolute minimum to get by while still collecting a paycheck" are otherwise known as government employees

This is bigger then just government jobs. Because you see the same thing in big corporations.

The problem is that bureaucracies are not good at rewarding competence. They reward submission to authority and alliance building.

And with COVID the government killed most small businesses meaning the people that are working are often at BIG GLOBO CORP.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 18, 2022 09:04 AM (ESjRY)

295 fucking dims are gonna get skull fucked this fall

and for that

we get the Turtle and Kevin for our leaders

seems legit

Posted by: REDACTED at January 18, 2022 09:06 AM (us2H3)

296 PMSNBC had note anti-Semite Rev. Al on a panel to discuss the Colleyville Mohammedan Terrorist.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 18, 2022 09:06 AM (yrol0)

297 J.J. is fleeing NY for WI?

The book J.J. wrote must have done exceedingly well!



Congrats, J.J.!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 18, 2022 09:06 AM (5pTK/)

298 269 Antiwork is good engineering. Do MOAR with less. Before my congenital mental disease and defect knocked me out of the workforce, my best coworker modeled his career on Scott Adams' character, Wally. My personal idol was Ben Hamper who wrote the generic employee manual, "Rivethead: Tales from the Assembly Line." While the boss/employer need not be the enemy, he can NEVER be your friend.
Posted by: Marooned at January 18, 2022 08:58 AM (w6hJ9)
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I was a crazy workaholic (60-80 hour weeks for decades) until a contractor I was lunching with, after bragging to him about how hard I worked, said "A workaholic is like an alcoholic; they're running AWAY from something." [Hit home hard because both parents were pitied and sometimes loathed alcoholics.]

Changed my life -- and I got a wife and a life.

One summer in college I worked with an electrician who owned his own company. One day he observes my compulsive detail-oriented nature and asks: "You know who I make the foreman on all of my jobs?" I say "No." He says: "The laziest person; he always figures out the quickest and cheapest way to get the job done." Lesson learned ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 18, 2022 09:06 AM (6Xyqy)

299 Robert Spencer is asking the most pressing question: Why the the junta allow this jihadi into the United States?

He was disqualified on every level, his relations, his membership in terror-adjacent organizations, his criminal history, and his openly-stated intentions.

This near-tragedy is in part the fault of the border policies and must be explained.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 18, 2022 09:06 AM (QyJDK)

300 "We'll Still Have Inflation" for the Next Two Years, Harvard Economist Warns

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Followed by 20 years of inflation followed by 200.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 18, 2022 09:06 AM (FVME7)

301 >>I'm headed to Carmel-By-The-Sea for a wedding in a few weeks. Hope to see former Mayor Clint Eastwood wandering around, so I can tell him how much I appreciated his empty chair speech that so offended that idiot, Mitt Romney. Anyway, California is physically spectacular. Just has too many nutty leftys.

I went there years ago when Clint was the mayor. I had a business trip and 4 of us hung around for the weekend and golfed on the peninsula. We went to Carmel for dinner and ate at this small, upscale Italian restaurant.

The waiter brought us the wine list and it was huge. It looked like a phone book in a mid-sized city. We thought it was a joke and he said "come with me.

He took us on a tour of the wine cellar which was about 10 times the size of the restaurant and was overflowing with all kinds of wines, some insanely expensive. He told us a couple brothers owned the place and they were avid wine fans and the restaurant was just an excuse to own the wine cellar.

There is a lot of money in that town.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 18, 2022 09:07 AM (ZLI7S)

302 281 Hong Kong authorities say they will kill about 2,000 small animals, including hamsters, after several tested positive for the coronavirus at a pet store where an employee was also infected.
Posted by: SMOD at January 18, 2022 09:01 AM (RHGPo)

Local Buffets advertise: Meat's back on the Menu, Boys!

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 18, 2022 09:07 AM (evAgx)

303 Bonk bonk on the head

Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 18, 2022 09:07 AM (vuisn)

304 Also, I often see people with no real obvious employment spending money like it was going out of style.

Rich parents? Under the table work? Uncle Sugar Checks? Who knows...

Posted by: 18-1 at January 18, 2022 09:07 AM (ESjRY)

305 This is bigger then just government jobs. Because you see the same thing in big corporations.

The problem is that bureaucracies are not good at rewarding competence. They reward submission to authority and alliance building.

And with COVID the government killed most small businesses meaning the people that are working are often at BIG GLOBO CORP.
Posted by: 18-1 at January 18, 2022 09:04 AM (ESjRY)

Listen to anyone that went to help PDT in Washington. People in agencies flat out told them NO, we are not instating that new policy or following that directive.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 18, 2022 09:08 AM (yrol0)

306 J.J. is fleeing NY for WI?

The book J.J. wrote must have done exceedingly well!



Congrats, J.J.!
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing

And stay safe !

Posted by: JT at January 18, 2022 09:08 AM (arJlL)

307
He was disqualified on every level, his relations, his membership in terror-adjacent organizations, his criminal history, and his openly-stated intentions.

This near-tragedy is in part the fault of the border policies and must be explained.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 18, 2022 09:06 AM (QyJDK)



It won't be. There will be no consequence. The cat is already out of the bag. Biden said he came to Texas and bought a gun off the street and immediately committed a terrorist act.

They're coming for Texas and no one will stop them.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 18, 2022 09:08 AM (Zz0t1)

308 This near-tragedy is in part the fault of the border policies and must be explained.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 18, 2022 09:06 AM (QyJDK)

"Fuck You!", border czar Kamala explained.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 18, 2022 09:09 AM (evAgx)

309 304 Also, I often see people with no real obvious employment spending money like it was going out of style.

Rich parents? Under the table work? Uncle Sugar Checks? Who knows...
Posted by: 18-1 at January 18, 2022 09:07 AM (ESjRY)

My guess is the underground economy where I live is around at least 5%, maybe 10%.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 18, 2022 09:09 AM (yrol0)

310 Listen to anyone that went to help PDT in Washington. People in agencies flat out told them NO, we are not instating that new policy or following that directive.

You can't fire them, but I'm pretty sure you could transfer them to Alaska to shovel snow.

Or hell, have them go door to door giving out "covid testing kits" in the worst big blue shithole you can find.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 18, 2022 09:10 AM (ESjRY)

311 Not never again. Maybe a decade, though. And this is called an "austerity budget" or "austerity measures" and the fear is that forcing the government to live within its means will cause a national collapse.

You may remember the gymnastics to avoid this in the case of Greece and Spain - and they are small players, comparatively speaking. For someone our size, those risks are huge. War is a risk, too.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 09:01 AM (DU+/6)

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People still buy Greek and Puerto Rico bonds.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 18, 2022 09:01 AM (Y5qcH)
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Thanks guys. I guess I'm living in a theoretical vs. actual world sometimes.

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 18, 2022 09:10 AM (6Xyqy)

312 293 Todays WTF:

Hong Kong will cull more than 2,000 hamsters after a pet shop worker, a customer and at least 11 hamsters tested positive for the Delta coronavirus variant.
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 18, 2022 09:04 AM (yrol0)

Sub-headline: Hamster fuckers hardest hit.

Posted by: Roy at January 18, 2022 09:10 AM (h4ai5)

313 Also the whole "we pretend to work" thing is a hallmark of socialism.

And with the hyperinflation that the Biden junta is giving us we are quickly getting to the "and they pretend to pay us" part.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 18, 2022 09:11 AM (ESjRY)

314 311 People still buy Greek and Puerto Rico bonds.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 18, 2022 09:01 AM (Y5qcH)

=========

Because the rates are high, but so are the risks.

It's probably not the cornerstone of many portfolios.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 18, 2022 09:11 AM (LvTSG)

315 287 MIT-educated anti-vaxxer doctor who treated COVID patients with Ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine has her license suspended and must undergo psychiatric evaluation 'for spreading misinformation'
https://tinyurl.com/2p8bbeub
Posted by: redridinghood at January 18, 2022 09:02 AM (NpAcC)

Classic Soviet method to deal with dissenters.

Posted by: Ordinary American at January 18, 2022 09:11 AM (H8QX8)

316 I'd be a lot more concerned with losing the dollar as the world's reserve currency.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 18, 2022 09:11 AM (ZLI7S)

317 316 I'd be a lot more concerned with losing the dollar as the world's reserve currency.
Posted by: JackStraw at January 18, 2022 09:11 AM (ZLI7S)

========

There's always POGS.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 18, 2022 09:12 AM (LvTSG)

318 and must undergo psychiatric evaluation 'for spreading misinformation'

The GOPe in Maine doing anything about this? No?

Posted by: 18-1 at January 18, 2022 09:12 AM (ESjRY)

319
Classic Soviet method to deal with dissenters.
Posted by: Ordinary American at January 18, 2022 09:11 AM (H8QX8



And what can be done about it? Take the Maine Board of Licenses for Medicine to the AMA and complain? The AMA is ON BOARD.

We're fucked.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 18, 2022 09:12 AM (Zz0t1)

320 The book J.J. wrote must have done exceedingly well! Congrats, J.J.!
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing


Eh. But thanks.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 18, 2022 09:12 AM (s2VJv)

321 ========

There's always POGS.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 18, 2022 09:12 AM (LvTSG)



I know what a PAWG is, but........

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 18, 2022 09:13 AM (Zz0t1)

322
And what can be done about it? Take the Maine Board of Licenses for Medicine to the AMA and complain? The AMA is ON BOARD.


I would guess a motivated government could find something illegal in this, but I see the Maine AG is a moonbat...who apparently made his bones complaining about bad behavior from the big pharmaceutical companies.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 18, 2022 09:13 AM (ESjRY)

323 320 The book J.J. wrote must have done exceedingly well! Congrats, J.J.!
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing


Eh. But thanks.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 18, 2022 09:12 AM (s2VJv)

========

Couldn't have been worse than mine.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 18, 2022 09:13 AM (LvTSG)

324 The good doctor needs to move to a state like FL. Maybe TX. Not sure about AZ.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 18, 2022 09:13 AM (5pTK/)

325 I wouldn't get too upset about the kid meowing in school. It is just another example of sound and furries, signifying nothing.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 18, 2022 09:14 AM (m45I2)

326 Were he an honest man, he would come out and immediately explain why he's violating the promise he made with the electorate.

But alas.......

He (Sen Ron Johnson) did explain his reasoning for running for election again when he announced his decision on Maria Bartiromo's Sunday Morning Futures show this past Sunday.

Your assumption is wrong.

Posted by: A Grateful American MAGA at January 18, 2022 09:14 AM (EvCo0)

327
I would guess a motivated government could find something illegal in this, but I see the Maine AG is a moonbat...who apparently made his bones complaining about bad behavior from the big pharmaceutical companies.
Posted by: 18-1 at January 18, 2022 09:13 AM (ESjRY)


Yet is on board with the 'vax' bullshit.

The swamp...it is big and deep....

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 18, 2022 09:14 AM (Zz0t1)

328 Mustbequantum, the steam shovels name was Marianne.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 18, 2022 09:14 AM (VPncT)

329 Or hell, have them go door to door giving out "covid testing kits" in the worst big blue shithole you can find.
Posted by: 18-1 at January 18, 2022


***
Speaking of which, Miss Linda thinks it would be entertaining to order a test kit from the new website. I said, "Why? If you're not sick, you don't need a test. If you are sick, you know you are; take your meds, eat, sleep, get better; you don't need a test. If you get really sick and I have to take you to the ER, they'll give you a test; so you don't need a test. Problem solved."

I suggest she order one and have it sent to the mayor or to the governor's mansion. If massive numbers of people did either one, it would be most entertaining.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 18, 2022 09:15 AM (txdEq)

330 Out: Catgirl Finnish PMs

In: Catboys

I'm sure globohomo will be happy.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 18, 2022 09:15 AM (ESjRY)

331 Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin live together.

They run our lives..........
https://youtu.be/ODejBuFlY20
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 18, 2022 09:01 AM (Zz0t1)


Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin are the Kevin McCarthy and Frank Luntz of J. Edgar Hoover and Clyde Tolson.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 18, 2022 09:15 AM (s2VJv)

332 @295

>>Fucking dims are gonna get skull fucked this fall.

Not to go all Winston Wolf, this is not a certainty.

And there is plenty of time for the GOP to screw the pooch.

It really depends on who the GOP runs and where these seats are and how much fraud the Donks can generate.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at January 18, 2022 09:15 AM (DUrh6)

333 I wouldn't get too upset about the kid meowing in school. It is just another example of sound and furries, signifying nothing.
Posted by: Muldoon at January 18, 2022


***
Kittenish today, I see!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 18, 2022 09:15 AM (txdEq)

334
He (Sen Ron Johnson) did explain his reasoning for running for election again when he announced his decision on Maria Bartiromo's Sunday Morning Futures show this past Sunday.

Your assumption is wrong.
Posted by: A Grateful American MAGA at January 18, 2022 09:14 AM (EvCo0)



I was going with the information I had at hand. Your addition has provided more info and is appreciated.

I don't watch Fox News, nor do I live in his state, so barring me doing research that I don't want to do, I appreciate your input.

Good on him.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 18, 2022 09:16 AM (Zz0t1)

335 We used to live in Seaside, CA which is about 10 miles north of Carmel-by-the-Sea. One of our daughters is still there. She's been testing kids at the private schools in that area for COVID. Apparently the testing is done "all the time" to ensure the little darlings don't get it, or transmit it.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 18, 2022 09:16 AM (BFigT)

336 The book J.J. wrote must have done exceedingly well! Congrats, J.J.!
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing


Eh. But thanks.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 18, 2022 09:12 AM (s2VJv)

========

Couldn't have been worse than mine.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford

Next time, go with the scantily clad maiden on the cover !

Posted by: JT at January 18, 2022 09:16 AM (arJlL)

337
I wouldn't get too upset about the kid meowing in school. It is just another example of sound and furries, signifying nothing.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 18, 2022 09:14 AM


* shakes spear at Muldoon *

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 18, 2022 09:16 AM (dQvv7)

338 323 Couldn't have been worse than mine.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 18, 2022 09:13 AM (LvTSG)

Robert Klein routine where he talked about his movie being right up there with "Fuck Me Kill Me Whip Me Suck Me" at the box office.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 18, 2022 09:16 AM (s2VJv)

339 Speaking of which, Miss Linda thinks it would be entertaining to order a test kit from the new website.

The Karenwaffen are testing themselves multiple times a day.

So at a certain point this is just like selling cocaine to an addict - except its legal!

Posted by: 18-1 at January 18, 2022 09:16 AM (ESjRY)

340 336 Couldn't have been worse than mine.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford

Next time, go with the scantily clad maiden on the cover !
Posted by: JT at January 18, 2022 09:16 AM (arJlL)

=========

Sex sells, but then...can we trust that ladies are actually ladies anymore?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 18, 2022 09:16 AM (LvTSG)

341 Next time, go with the scantily clad maiden on the cover !
Posted by: JT at January 18, 2022 09:16 AM (arJlL)
------------

Seventies reissue of Edgar Rice Burroughs John Carter series.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 18, 2022 09:17 AM (5pTK/)

342 Whiskey
Tango
Foxtrot??

Posted by: Katfish at January 18, 2022 09:17 AM (WQKoE)

343
Sex sells, but then...can we trust that ladies are actually ladies anymore?


Remember to give your date a joey two finger salute BEFORE you kiss her.

Posted by: Tone Loc at January 18, 2022 09:18 AM (ESjRY)

344 336
Next time, go with the scantily clad maiden on the cover !
Posted by: JT at January 18, 2022 09:16 AM (arJlL)


Sabo did a great cover for us but we had an alternate of his with a naked Lady Liberty getting buggered from behind by an Antifa dude.

That would've caused a reaction. One day I might link to it.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 18, 2022 09:18 AM (s2VJv)

345 Hong Kong authorities say they will kill about 2,000 small animals, including hamsters...

******

We've always spelled it 'hampsters'

Posted by: Muldoon at January 18, 2022 09:18 AM (m45I2)

346 Next time, go with the scantily clad maiden on the cover !
Posted by: JT at January 18, 2022 09:16 AM (arJlL)


Group photo of the 'ettes making sammiches.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 18, 2022 09:18 AM (45fpk)

347 I wouldn't get too upset about the kid meowing in school. It is just another example of sound and furries, signifying nothing.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 18, 2022


***
"Is this a kitten I see before me, the brushy tail toward my hand? Come let me clutch thee -- Ow! Thou foul barbed spawn of Satan, away!"

Posted by: Catbeth at January 18, 2022 09:18 AM (txdEq)

348 The name of the woman physicians in ME sounds (Asian) Indian.I would imagine she knew of the success there in treating Covid with Ivermectin and HQC. For that, they're going to temporarily-at least-yank her license and give her psychological testing? Does sound very Soviet.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 18, 2022 09:18 AM (k49Sx)

349 My daughter has the same attitude. Why do you work so hard she asks. Well I guess I will be spending (giving to charity) ALL of my money before I shuffle of this mortal coil. She made the choice easy. I guess I should thank her.

Posted by: Madhatter at January 18, 2022 09:19 AM (GRGoL)

350 Can we put a paws on the cat puns?

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 18, 2022 09:19 AM (njfCw)

351 Next time, go with the scantily clad maiden on the cover !
Posted by: JT at January 18, 2022


***
Or some of Robert McGinnis's scantily clad and barefoot sirens on the paperback covers of the Carter Brown mysteries in the Sixties.

Posted by: Catbeth at January 18, 2022 09:19 AM (txdEq)

352
Speaking of which, Miss Linda thinks it would be entertaining to order a test kit from the new website.

You'll probably end up signed up for the platinum ObamaCare plan at 9k per month.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 18, 2022 09:19 AM (dQvv7)

353 Can we put a paws on the cat puns?
Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 18, 2022


***
You beat me to it by a whisker.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 18, 2022 09:20 AM (txdEq)

354 What is "Irish Democracy"?


I figured car bombs were part of it?

Posted by: Rosasharn at January 18, 2022 09:20 AM (yEBFM)

355
Sabo did a great cover for us but we had an alternate of his with a naked Lady Liberty getting buggered from behind by an Antifa dude.

That would've caused a reaction. One day I might link to it.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 18, 2022 09:18 AM (s2VJv)



Where do we order your book where you maximize profit?

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 18, 2022 09:20 AM (Zz0t1)

356 354 What is "Irish Democracy"?


I figured car bombs were part of it?
Posted by: Rosasharn at January 18, 2022 09:20 AM (yEBFM)

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Whiskey does not belong in Guinness.

There. I said it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 18, 2022 09:21 AM (LvTSG)

357 That cat thing cannot be real.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 18, 2022 09:21 AM (8hAix)

358 "And what can be done about it?"

I'm sure Senator Susan Collins will take up the cause.

Posted by: Ordinary American at January 18, 2022 09:21 AM (H8QX8)

359 I wanted to be an astronaut when I was little.

Posted by: Archer at January 18, 2022 09:21 AM (gmo/4)

360 naked Lady Liberty getting buggered from behind by an Antifa dude.


Lady Liberty was asking for it.

Posted by: The Loudon School Board at January 18, 2022 09:21 AM (ESjRY)

361 Speaking of which, Miss Linda thinks it would be entertaining to order a test kit from the new website.
*
You'll probably end up signed up for the platinum ObamaCare plan at 9k per month.
Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 18, 2022


***
Which is part of why I want nothing to do with the whole business.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 18, 2022 09:21 AM (txdEq)

362 My guess is the underground economy where I live is around at least 5%, maybe 10%.
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 18, 2022 09:09 AM (yrol0)

I used to have a tenant, a nice young black guy, who at one time worked for UPS but then quit and never seemed to have a real job that I could find out about. He'd always be going and coming places, usually wear a tee shirt, sandals, and torn bluejeans. When it was time for rent, I at first would worry, but he'd always say "yeah, come by!" and then he'd pull this huge fat roll of $100 bills out of his dirty jean pocket and peel off some for me. No matter what he was wearing, he always had 2 or 3 grand in his pockets.

He finally moved out because, at the age of 26, with no identifiable job that I could see, he was able to buy a $200,000 house, cash.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 18, 2022 09:21 AM (evAgx)

363 wouldn't get too upset about the kid meowing in school. It is just another example of sound and furries, signifying nothing.

If he had been barking it would have been hound and fury signifying nothing.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 18, 2022 09:22 AM (k49Sx)

364 Next time, go with the scantily clad maiden on the cover !
Posted by: JT at January 18, 2022 09:16 AM (arJlL)


Group photo of the 'ettes making sammiches.
Posted by: grammie winger

LOL !!!

Hiya Grammie !

Posted by: JT at January 18, 2022 09:22 AM (arJlL)

365 355
Where do we order your book where you maximize profit?
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 18, 2022 09:20 AM (Zz0t1)


Direct from publisher: CalamoPress - dot - com

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 18, 2022 09:22 AM (s2VJv)

366 * shakes spear at Muldoon *
Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus

*****

Diary entry for today: "The local natives appear to have accepted my presence, greeting me this morning with a traditional spear ceremony. They've also invited me for lunch."

Posted by: Muldoon at January 18, 2022 09:22 AM (m45I2)

367 iirc, the academic (European?) left used to complain that it was capitalist USA that was stopping socialist Europe from being more perfect (that elusive "we'll do communism right" thing).

As long as their is capitalism motivating people to get "excessively rich", then their huddled masses won't be satisfied, and USA will remain the superpower and leader (of the free world).

So the oligarchs/globalists are actively destroying USA, for decades, but now all at once.

Posted by: illiniwek at January 18, 2022 09:22 AM (Cus5s)

368 Mustbequantum, the steam shovels name was Marianne.
=====

Thank you. MP3 to the power mentioned that Katy was a snow shovel. All this stuff becomes compressed and confuzzled in my aging brain.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 18, 2022 09:22 AM (MIKMs)

369 Hiya JT!

Posted by: grammie winger at January 18, 2022 09:22 AM (45fpk)

370 fuck me. i've now got a meeting to talk about reliability numbers and their contractual impacts to customers.

there is a special place in hell for sales guys and senior management...

this is going to be a shit show. I know the MTTF & MTTR and Availability numbers are crap, they know the numbers are crap, but somehow we have to polish the turd to make it acceptable to senior management and something the sales guy can show the customers.

talk about pulling numbers out of our collective ass...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 18, 2022 09:22 AM (8D42x)

371 I used to have a tenant, a nice young black guy, who at one time worked for UPS but then quit and never seemed to have a real job that I could find out about. He'd always be going and coming places, usually wear a tee shirt, sandals, and torn bluejeans. When it was time for rent, I at first would worry, but he'd always say "yeah, come by!" and then he'd pull this huge fat roll of $100 bills out of his dirty jean pocket and peel off some for me. No matter what he was wearing, he always had 2 or 3 grand in his pockets.

He finally moved out because, at the age of 26, with no identifiable job that I could see, he was able to buy a $200,000 house, cash.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 18, 2022 09:21 AM (evAgx)



Dealer.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 18, 2022 09:22 AM (Zz0t1)

372 Couldn't have been worse than mine.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 18, 2022 09:13 AM (LvTSG)


Wanna bet?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 18, 2022 09:22 AM (2JVJo)

373 I could see the cat thing being real. Little brat knows they have a substitute and decides to F with them just because he can and he knows he'll be backed by the school.

It's the modern equivalent of rolling apples down the aisle.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 18, 2022 09:22 AM (njfCw)

374 That would've caused a reaction. One day I might link to it.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 18, 2022 09:18 AM (s2VJv)
------------

Speaking of reactions, years ago, Darleen Click of PW did a cartoon that had the Statue of Liberty being assaulted by Obama. Didn't play well in Peoria, but, Goldstein let it stay up, if memory serves.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 18, 2022 09:23 AM (5pTK/)

375 >>I wanted to be an astronaut when I was little.

Tough road. Most astronauts are big.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 18, 2022 09:23 AM (ZLI7S)

376 362 My guess is the underground economy where I live is around at least 5%, maybe 10%.
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 18, 2022 09:09 AM (yrol0)

I used to have a tenant, a nice young black guy, who at one time worked for UPS but then quit and never seemed to have a real job that I could find out about. He'd always be going and coming places, usually wear a tee shirt, sandals, and torn bluejeans. When it was time for rent, I at first would worry, but he'd always say "yeah, come by!" and then he'd pull this huge fat roll of $100 bills out of his dirty jean pocket and peel off some for me. No matter what he was wearing, he always had 2 or 3 grand in his pockets.

He finally moved out because, at the age of 26, with no identifiable job that I could see, he was able to buy a $200,000 house, cash.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 18, 2022 09:21 AM (evAgx)

Did he have a nice car? Drug dealer in that case. Otherwise harder to say.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 18, 2022 09:23 AM (z5Vrg)

377 Absentee By Mail ballot images for Fulton County, we found a problem. Out of 148,318 ballot images, we only have 16,034 SHA files! These are the file listings without SHA files.

The SHA files is created when the ballot is scanned and is a Hash of the file (unique ID).

So about 91% were either not scanned on one the connected Dominion scanners OR are duplicated image files.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 18, 2022 09:23 AM (yrol0)

378 372 Couldn't have been worse than mine.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 18, 2022 09:13 AM (LvTSG)

Wanna bet?
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 18, 2022 09:22 AM (2JVJo)

=========

Yeah, I'd bet that JJ got more sales than I did. His promotion was better, and the reaction seemed more robust.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 18, 2022 09:23 AM (LvTSG)

379 Did he have a nice car? Drug dealer in that case. Otherwise harder to say.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 18, 2022 09:23 AM (z5Vrg)

yeah, he had a jag.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 18, 2022 09:24 AM (evAgx)

380 377 Absentee By Mail ballot images for Fulton County, we found a problem. Out of 148,318 ballot images, we only have 16,034 SHA files! These are the file listings without SHA files.

The SHA files is created when the ballot is scanned and is a Hash of the file (unique ID).

So about 91% were either not scanned on one the connected Dominion scanners OR are duplicated image files.
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 18, 2022 09:23 AM (yrol0)

=========

And it still wasn't enough, necessitating middle of the night ballot box stuffing.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 18, 2022 09:24 AM (LvTSG)

381 Posted by: Tom Servo at January 18, 2022 09:21 AM (evAgx)

Interesting. Maybe he's one of those people who do reactions on YouTube or something.

Posted by: dantesed at January 18, 2022 09:24 AM (88xKn)

382 The Fed Empire State Manufacturing Survey collapsed today back to it's lowest level since 2019. Expansion has stopped. They're trying to say this is temporary and will pick up again. Based on what?

Canary in the coal mine. He's swaying.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 18, 2022 09:24 AM (VpIIl)

383 I used to have a tenant, a nice young black guy, who at one time worked for UPS but then quit and never seemed to have a real job that I could find out about. He'd always be going and coming places, usually wear a tee shirt, sandals, and torn bluejeans. When it was time for rent, I at first would worry, but he'd always say "yeah, come by!" and then he'd pull this huge fat roll of $100 bills out of his dirty jean pocket and peel off some for me. No matter what he was wearing, he always had 2 or 3 grand in his pockets.

He finally moved out because, at the age of 26, with no identifiable job that I could see, he was able to buy a $200,000 house, cash.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 18, 2022 09:21 AM


He could be like my son. Quit his poker dealing job and became a professional gambler. He makes a butt ton of $$$$ because he told me there are a bunch of people out there with money that think they know how to play poker.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at January 18, 2022 09:25 AM (bVYXr)

384 I wanted to be an astronaut when I was little.

Tough road. Most astronauts are big.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 18, 2022 09:23 AM (ZLI7S)


Yeah, I had a hard time reaching the pedals.

Posted by: Archer at January 18, 2022 09:25 AM (gmo/4)

385 He could be like my son. Quit his poker dealing job and became a professional gambler. He makes a butt ton of $$$$ because he told me there are a bunch of people out there with money that think they know how to play poker.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at January 18, 2022 09:25 AM (bVYXr)

Does he have degree in statistics or finance? Seems to be pretty common in pro gramblers.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 18, 2022 09:26 AM (yrol0)

386 btw another thought on the probably drug dealer; if it was as I suspected, he was one of the smart ones; he didn't keep it around the house, and he didn't do it himself. Those are the kinds of guys who end up running their organizations.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 18, 2022 09:26 AM (evAgx)

387 When it was time for rent, I at first would worry, but he'd always say "yeah, come by!" and then he'd pull this huge fat roll of $100 bills out of his dirty jean pocket and peel off some for me. No matter what he was wearing, he always had 2 or 3 grand in his pockets.

He finally moved out because, at the age of 26, with no identifiable job that I could see, he was able to buy a $200,000 house, cash.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 18, 2022
*
Did he have a nice car? Drug dealer in that case. Otherwise harder to say.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 18, 2022


***
He could still have been a dealer. In a city like NYC, a car would probably be a liability or at least a hassle to drive and park.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 18, 2022 09:26 AM (txdEq)

388 375 >>I wanted to be an astronaut when I was little.

Tough road. Most astronauts are big.
Posted by: JackStraw at January 18, 2022 09:23 AM (ZLI7S)

FEED THE MONKEY

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 18, 2022 09:27 AM (yrol0)

389

Direct from publisher: CalamoPress - dot - com
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 18, 2022 09:22 AM (s2VJv)



Done.

Word of warning. Your book is listed on the main page, but if you click it, it takes you to Amazon. If you click Store on the top, then find your book, it stays with the publisher site.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 18, 2022 09:27 AM (Zz0t1)

390 I'm sticking with work is life. I live on a 300 acre bit of land and have 100 cleared. Even at near 70, I fight every day to keep that 100 open or nature here will take it back. Metaphor for our culture and country, I think so.

Posted by: Indignatio Vindicatorem at January 18, 2022 09:27 AM (oWBc3)

391 Thomas Massie
@RepThomasMassie

2h
What pro Second Amendment legislation do you want the House to pass when Republicans retake the majority?

Posted by: redridinghood at January 18, 2022 09:28 AM (NpAcC)

392 382 The Fed Empire State Manufacturing Survey collapsed today back to it's lowest level since 2019. Expansion has stopped. They're trying to say this is temporary and will pick up again. Based on what?

Canary in the coal mine. He's swaying.
Posted by: Marcus T at January 18, 2022 09:24 AM (VpIIl)


Coal mine? They outlawed coal, didn't they?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 18, 2022 09:29 AM (s2VJv)

393 Next time, go with the scantily clad maiden on the cover !
=====

Chicks In Chain Mail

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 18, 2022 09:29 AM (MIKMs)

394 391 Thomas Massie
@RepThomasMassie

2h
What pro Second Amendment legislation do you want the House to pass when Republicans retake the majority?
Posted by: redridinghood at January 18, 2022 09:28 AM (NpAcC)

========

That Biden will veto?

Let me imagine...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 18, 2022 09:29 AM (LvTSG)

395 2h
What pro Second Amendment legislation do you want the House to pass when Republicans retake the majority?
Posted by: redridinghood at January 18, 2022 09:28 AM (NpAcC)
---------------

Seriously? Okay, for starters, how about abolishing BATF?

I mean, come on, this isn't that hard. CCW reciprocity would be nice, too.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 18, 2022 09:29 AM (5pTK/)

396 He could be like my son. Quit his poker dealing job and became a professional gambler. He makes a butt ton of $$$$ because he told me there are a bunch of people out there with money that think they know how to play poker.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at January 18, 2022 09:25 AM (bVYXr)

Does he have degree in statistics or finance? Seems to be pretty common in pro gramblers.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 18, 2022 09:26 AM


No he dealt poker for almost 10 years at a casino.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at January 18, 2022 09:30 AM (bVYXr)

397 Posted by: Tom Servo at January 18, 2022 09:26 AM (evAgx)

Since you didn't mention lots of sketchy people coming and going from his place, if he was dealing (and it sure sounds like it) I'm guessing he was smart enough to meet his customers and not have them near his home. I knew a guy who dealt weed for a living for 35 years and died without ever getting busted one single time. Told me, the only occasions he would let someone come to his house "they stay at least an hour. No coming and going."

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 18, 2022 09:30 AM (njfCw)

398 Dealer.
Posted by: Sponge


******

Maybe he was retrieving and reselling lost golf balls from the lake on the back nine at the country club. That's where the real money is.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 18, 2022 09:30 AM (m45I2)

399 389 Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 18, 2022 09:27 AM (Zz0t1)

Thanks and if you can, leave a review on Amazon.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 18, 2022 09:30 AM (s2VJv)

400 Posted by: Indignatio Vindicatorem at January 18, 2022 09:27 AM (oWBc3)

I own 1/100th of your cleared land, and it's a lot of work for me.

Posted by: Ordinary American at January 18, 2022 09:30 AM (H8QX8)

401
~sob-sob~

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at January 18, 2022 09:30 AM (K2SnJ)

402 The Fed Empire State Manufacturing Survey collapsed today back to it's lowest level since 2019. Expansion has stopped. They're trying to say this is temporary and will pick up again. Based on what?

Canary in the coal mine. He's swaying.
Posted by: Marcus T at January 18, 2022 09:24 AM (VpIIl)
++++
Yup. Inputs are getting wrecked by the supply chain problems. Need a valve? Need plastic films? Need pallets? Need microchips? You're in trouble. Even without inflation, the supply chain problems would be causing serious trouble.

For want of a nail, etc.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 09:30 AM (DU+/6)

403 Months before President Joe Biden announced the U.S.'s complete withdrawal from Afghanistan last year, Washington's watchdog warned that the Afghan air force would collapse without critical American aid, training and maintenance. The report was declassified Tuesday.

The report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko, submitted to the Department of Defense in January 2021, underscores that American authorities had been alerted that Afghanistan's air force did not have the capabilities to survive after a U.S. withdrawal. In particular, the report points to U.S. failure to train Afghan support staff, leaving the air force unable to maintain its aircraft without American contractors.

U.S. air support to government forces was key in the 20-year-war against Taliban insurgents. Its removal - along with the inability of the Afghan air force to fill the void - was one factor that contributed to the Taliban's sweeping victory as the Americans withdrew.

Posted by: SMOD at January 18, 2022 09:30 AM (RHGPo)

404 "Lady Liberty was asking for it."

standing their flaunting her liberty and justice promises. That's like waving a red flag in front of a tyrant bull.

People yearning to be free ... but then when they are free, the yearning wanes. The rapist seditionists moved into power, good men fed socialist soy, became placid and flaccid.

Posted by: illiniwek at January 18, 2022 09:30 AM (Cus5s)

405 What pro Second Amendment legislation do you want the House to pass when Republicans retake the majority?
Posted by: redridinghood at January 18, 2022 09:28 AM (NpAcC)

Make ATF a place to buy alcohol cigs and guns!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 18, 2022 09:31 AM (yrol0)

406
Art is up.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 18, 2022 09:31 AM (s2VJv)

407 NOOD!

Fisherman's Wharf.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 18, 2022 09:31 AM (Zz0t1)

408 The left and the Democrats laugh about it and celebrate it, but they don't understand what they've done in exactly the same way they don't understand why it's bad to take away pepper spray or tasers from law enforcement.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - wondering about using horse paste or my preferred 1% liquid, read the comments at January 18, 2022 08:23 AM (e6I/s)

alternate theory, the "less than lethal" options have INCREASED the confrontational instances and increased the number of perps getting shot and/or killed.

thoughts?

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 18, 2022 09:31 AM (8D42x)

409
Thanks and if you can, leave a review on Amazon.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 18, 2022 09:30 AM (s2VJv)



Once received and actually read, will do.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 18, 2022 09:31 AM (Zz0t1)

410 Chicks In Chain Mail
Posted by: mustbequantum at January 18, 2022 09:29 AM (MIKMs)

You asked for it:

https://tinyurl.com/2s3rnr26

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 18, 2022 09:32 AM (5pTK/)

411 "Sane people know that every last measure inside the Democrat's voting bill is an attempt to codify corruption."
The Democrats Embrace Voter Intimidation
___________

And they have almost 10 months to get it through, by hook or by crook. I do not understand optimism about this.

Posted by: Eeyore at January 18, 2022 09:32 AM (7X3UV)

412 382 The Fed Empire State Manufacturing Survey collapsed today back to it's lowest level since 2019. Expansion has stopped. They're trying to say this is temporary and will pick up again. Based on what?

Canary in the coal mine. He's swaying.
Posted by: Marcus T at January 18, 2022 09:24 AM (VpIIl)

Are you rolling with the puts yet?

Posted by: observer at January 18, 2022 09:34 AM (Qh+gE)

413 "Yup. Inputs are getting wrecked by the supply chain problems. Need a valve? Need plastic films? Need pallets? Need microchips? You're in trouble. Even without inflation, the supply chain problems would be causing serious trouble.

For want of a nail, etc.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 09:30 AM (DU+/6) "

Even the supply chain issues won't help what's happening. There is a lot of dislocation in the market and it's all happening concurrently. I don't believe consumption is going to be in a good place when the supply chain issues start to resolve. We are going to be into a cycle where the Fed is reducing rates and we're going to see pressure in the consumer market that will work it's way up into corporate profitability. I predict we will see an effort within the next few months to declare "victory"over COVID to try and clean this up (plus give Democrats some fake credibility going into the midterms). Right now I am shorting parts of the market as a result.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 18, 2022 09:36 AM (VpIIl)

414 JJ himself after getting terminated from his job at 62 immediately jumped on socialistic security taking himself out of the workforce permanently


[Your momma's jizm must be at least 50% LSD and mescaline, since you consume so much of it that you write with the intellectual agility of Joe Biden. I'm not retired and probably won't retire for a long time to come. At least you finally woke and realized I'm way too young to have been a draft dodger. You are a fucking dolt, but you serve a purpose: punching bag - jjs]

Posted by: Kurt at January 18, 2022 09:36 AM (QxD4w)

415 414 Posted by: Kurt at January 18, 2022 09:36 AM (QxD4w)

=========

And Barack Obama insists that the little people are destroying the planet by driving cars while owning a giant mansion by the sea.

What's your point?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 18, 2022 09:38 AM (LvTSG)

416 Sub-headline: Hamster fuckers hardest hit.

Posted by: Roy at January 18, 2022 09:10 AM


I'm gonna need some analysis from Nurse Ratched on this one.

Posted by: Bert G at January 18, 2022 09:39 AM (iMNfP)

417 If Trump/DeSantis can tariff China to oblivion and declare US teacher unions domestic enemies , more or less, and bust their monopoly, we have a fighting chance----After we make voting mostly accurate and honest in all Red states.

Posted by: Voter theater. at January 18, 2022 09:39 AM (FCPbW)

418 "Are you rolling with the puts yet?

Posted by: observer at January 18, 2022 09:34 AM (Qh+gE) "

In certain select consumer sectors where the structure is sound, yes. I believe a lot of them will end up in the money.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 18, 2022 09:40 AM (VpIIl)

419 Irish Democracy is people going their own way and doing what they want after a vote says contrary. It is non-violent despite being Irish.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 18, 2022 09:48 AM (44ww/)

420 324 The good doctor needs to move to a state like FL. Maybe TX. Not sure about AZ.
___________

Mixed bag here in AZ. Last year our douchebag Governor Ducey issued an executive order prohibiting AZ doctors from prescribing HCQ to prevent or treat covid. There was pushback from some doctors here.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at January 18, 2022 09:50 AM (k4dH2)

421 My apologies to Ace from a post last night. I ran into a problem commenting and made a bad assumption. Then I blasted the HQ for it. I was wrong and I'm sorry.

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at January 18, 2022 09:50 AM (KrdbI)

422 Mixed bag here in AZ. Last year our douchebag Governor Ducey issued an executive order prohibiting AZ doctors from prescribing HCQ to prevent or treat covid. There was pushback from some doctors here.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at January 18, 2022 09:50 AM (k4dH2)
---------------

I was living in AZ when Janet N was gov. The legislature wasn't backwards in reigning that idiot in. I'm surprised the AZ legislature didn't do the same with Ducey.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 18, 2022 09:56 AM (5pTK/)

423 122 103 95 When first elected out of the Tea Party movement, he promised to limit himself to two terms. This will be his third. I'm glad he's running again, but it just goes to show. Personally, I think he's trying to hold back the crazy, which is good.
Posted by: grammie winger at January 18, 2022 08:10 AM (45fpk)


Desperate times call for desperate measures. We can't afford him to stand on that promise. Not with everything on a knife edge.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 18, 2022 08:13 AM (s2VJv)

NPR is already hitting Johnson with reneging on his campaign promise. They are also shouting at the clouds because there is no credible Dem opposition to him.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 18, 2022 08:18 AM (mdjgu)

I don't have a problem with him running again, if the Republicans in WI do they will primary him. To my knowledge he's not a known grifter. At least not on the level of his colleagues.

Posted by: Inogame at January 18, 2022 10:00 AM (53oGX)

424 154 Were he an honest man, he would come out and immediately explain why he's violating the promise he made with the electorate.

But alas.......

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 18, 2022 08:18 AM (Zz0t1)

I believe he did make a statement on that. Can't recall where I read it, might have been insty. Not surprising that the media hasn't enthusiastically reported it.

Posted by: Inogame at January 18, 2022 10:01 AM (53oGX)

425 274 Assuming that number is fairly constant and that they are all using the lowest level of support, he's making ~$84,000 per month. To play a videogame for several hours.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at January 18, 2022 08:55 AM (EjmvJ)


I say, kudos. He's found a niche in the market and he's working it. Hope he prospers.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at January 18, 2022 10:04 AM (Fs5vw)

426 293 Todays WTF:

Hong Kong will cull more than 2,000 hamsters after a pet shop worker, a customer and at least 11 hamsters tested positive for the Delta coronavirus variant.
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 18, 2022 09:04 AM (yrol0)

Why weren't the hamsters wearing masks!
-Karen

Posted by: Inogame at January 18, 2022 10:08 AM (53oGX)

427 Whiskey does not belong in Guinness.

There. I said it.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 18, 2022 09:21 AM (LvTSG)

WRONG

-Barleyjuice

Posted by: Inogame at January 18, 2022 10:13 AM (53oGX)

428 "And Barack Obama insists that the little people are destroying the planet by driving cars while owning a giant mansion by the sea."

Ummmm, that would be FOUR mansions, at least at last count...Chicago, DC, Martha's Vineyard, and Hawaii.

But all on the up and up, I assure you...no, really...

...after all, YOU "have made enough money."

Posted by: Ju at January 18, 2022 10:14 AM (aTmM/)

429 "If we vest our hopes in just elections, or in a few people like Trump, DeSantis, MTG and a couple others, we've already lost."

So true. Not that I don't love the brave politicians above, but as someone who used to be in education I have seen the results of two or three generations of children brought up to revile their country. We have been in tough times before (Woodrow Wilson, e.g.) but never with this many people hating their country.

Posted by: pj at January 18, 2022 10:41 AM (G1dq6)

430 Working only enough to justify my paycheck and not putting in every bit of effort I could is "anti-work" and is how I oppose capitalisms and stuff?
Oh, okay. I never knew that.
I guess I was anti-capitalism when I started doing this in 1999.
I just thought the concept was: If I don't get paid more for doing extra; then I don't see a benefit from doing extra.
Who knew it was something else?

Pro-tip for "anti-work": It helps to be good/smart enough to be able to do a "weeks worth of work" in much less than a week so you don't get fired for this.
And you need a job where your work is relatively well outlined and specified.
If you're an idiot; don't expect this to go well.

But I if I did (for example) twice the work of my co-workers each week to get paid (at most) 5-10% more than them?
I'd be somewhat nonplussed at the prospect.
Is that wrong of me? Really?

Posted by: ertdfg at January 18, 2022 10:42 AM (I388C)

431 As much as we like to rant about anti-work people, it would do us all well to at least try to understand how we got to this point.

We've created a situation where it's acceptable to yell at and demean people on the job, where sociopathic, uncaring dickheads get promoted to oversee people, and where a person's worth is 100% determined by what they can produce. This is a expected push back against that.

Are you a boss? Do you listen to your people, value their input, recognize that they are humans with responsibilities outside of work, know that they are making enough to support themselves (because really how does it actually benefit you if they can't), etc? Or do you just not care about all that and are 100% beholden to your bottom line?

Because that type of thinking is actually against the bottom line in the long run. You burn people out, you run them off, and those things all cost money.

I've got several of my people on a trial run of 4 day work weeks (still 40 hours, so it's 4 tens) and those people are showing higher productivity, more satisfaction, better attitudes, etc. I also voluntarily gave everyone a 10% raise. Profits are up.

Posted by: Goober at January 18, 2022 11:18 AM (Hgvgt)

432 I live in a small town of 2,500 in rural Kansas, the absolute heart of the heartland. Yet in our local high school, there are now three students who call themselves cats.

This was not the case pre-Covidmania. I have held for many months that the globalists running the whole Covid psy-op have BROKEN human beings AS human beings. It should not surprise us to see children so broken that they literally don't even "identify" as human beings anymore.

But as always, I ask: Where the hell are the parents?? Who ARE these parents??!

Posted by: Kathy from Kansas at January 18, 2022 01:14 PM (I3UiR)

433 Compare Cigar Prices

Posted by: Compare Cigar Prices at January 19, 2022 07:24 PM (2nlRA)

434 I honestly think Manchin and Sinema saved the Republic and probably headed off a civil war. I don't care what else they day after this and I will probably not like much of it but I don't care. I think they have earned future monuments with this.

Posted by: SamIam at January 20, 2022 11:40 AM (oasF3)

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The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat