Supposedly, Republicans Considering Shutting the Government Down Unless Funds for Vaccine Mandates Stripped Out of Budget

Yeah I don't believe this. The GOP is useless. I don't even know why I'm linking this.

Several Republicans are considering shutting down the government if the next funding bill includes money for federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

Fox News Digital exclusively obtained a letter signed by a growing number of Republicans, led by Rep. Chip Roy of Texas, pledging to pull support from government funding legislation that includes language giving funds for vaccine mandates.

The current funding for the federal government will expire mid-February, meaning Congress will have to pass a continuing resolution or appropriations legislation to keep the lights on.

Good for Chip Roy and his band of doughty* fighters, but we all know the GOP is nothing but a favor bank for mega-business.

The 2022 agenda for House Republicans may be out of touch with the current political moment, but at least they can say they're trying. Over on the other side of the Capitol, Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the leader of the Senate's Republican conference, has announced he's not even putting out an agenda for 2022.

According to reporting by Axios last month, McConnell told a room full of donors, lobbyists, and in-cycle senators that he would not be putting forward an agenda outlining the priorities for his conference should Senate Republicans regain a majority in 2022. When asked by CNN last week what the GOP agenda would be in a potential majority, McConnell responded, "That is a very good question and I'll let you know when we take it back." He went on, "This midterm election will be a report card on the performance of this entire Democratic government, the president, the House, and the Senate."

In other words, McConnell and GOP senators seem prepared to run solely on a platform detailing how bad the other guy is, and that scrupulously and intentionally avoids discussing what they intend to do about it.

As Rachel Bovard concedes, it is standard advice to not get in the way when your opponent is busy setting himself on fire.

But on the other hand: if you never tell voters what you're going to do, you have no mandate if you do win. So you do nothing.

Which is Mitch McConnell's eternal plan.

As more voters turn to Republicans in desperate hope they'll make the beatings stop, Republicans have to commit to doing it. Simply promising to defend the status quo won't cut it this time, particularly for new voters who have no long-held attachment to the party.

The multi-directional onslaught unleashed on voters by Democrats, public health tyrants, and the corporate sector requires a bold and kinetic response from Republicans.

Indeed.

I don't often quote the Joker, but Mitch McConnell is like someone who is always defending "The Plan," never stepping back to notice that The Plan... is horrifying.

Or perhaps he does notice that. Perhaps he just supports it.

* Not "doughy." That's the NeverTrumpers.

Posted by: Ace at 03:06 PM




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1 Sponge!

Posted by: Bete at January 26, 2022 03:06 PM (Ojki1)

2 3rd

Posted by: Douglas Finch at January 26, 2022 03:07 PM (8/lc0)

3 Hello dere.

Posted by: Darth Randall at January 26, 2022 03:07 PM (3TihK)

4 And maybe, but I'll place bets on this being Boo Bait for Bubbas as the GoPe talks tough but folds like a tent.

Posted by: Bete at January 26, 2022 03:07 PM (Ojki1)

5 First!

Posted by: LASue at January 26, 2022 03:07 PM (Ed8Zd)

6 dang

Posted by: LASue at January 26, 2022 03:07 PM (Ed8Zd)

7 2nd

Posted by: Doug at January 26, 2022 03:08 PM (8/lc0)

8
Kabuki/Bukkake Theatrics.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 26, 2022 03:08 PM (s2VJv)

9 meanwhile...

invasion USA proceeds, fully funded and abetted by our Federal overlords who will label you a DT if you object.

ditto for CRT in schools.

and the 1-6 Gulags are still full

Posted by: Tim Riggins at January 26, 2022 03:08 PM (ZZK0E)

10 Doughey was the little known 8th dwarf.

Posted by: Darth Randall at January 26, 2022 03:09 PM (3TihK)

11 was it a joke last thread or is it really a fake news story about Breyer retiring?

Posted by: Tim Riggins at January 26, 2022 03:09 PM (ZZK0E)

12 I'm surprised Mitch didn't threaten the End of Democracy if Republicans retake the Senate.

Posted by: Axeman at January 26, 2022 03:09 PM (XHhHI)

13


So, which senate seats are we likely to flip in 2022?

Posted by: LASue at January 26, 2022 03:09 PM (Ed8Zd)

14 The only thing turtle was good for were judges. and given that he will probably vote for whichever useless racist judge Biden nominates to SCOTUS, even that won't be true anymore.

Posted by: IC - #FJB at January 26, 2022 03:09 PM (hV9ir)

15 10 Doughey was the little known 8th dwarf.
Posted by: Darth Randall at January 26, 2022 03:09 PM (3TihK)

Senior partner at Doughey, Cheetham, and Howe.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at January 26, 2022 03:10 PM (dfRN6)

16 doughty > dreadnaughty

Posted by: Hands at January 26, 2022 03:10 PM (786Ro)

17 As more voters turn to Republicans in desperate hope they'll make the beatings stop, Republicans have to commit to doing it. Simply promising to defend the status quo won't cut it this time, particularly for new voters who have no long-held attachment to the party.
The multi-directional onslaught unleashed on voters by Democrats, public health tyrants, and the corporate sector requires a bold and kinetic response from Republicans.

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It's Team Red vs. Team Blue.

Republicans have done and promised little because they knew the model would hold. They weren't wrong.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 26, 2022 03:10 PM (LvTSG)

18 So, which senate seats are we likely to flip in 2022?
Posted by: LASue

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instapundit has a newer post linking to one such analysis.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at January 26, 2022 03:10 PM (ZZK0E)

19 I don't often quote the Joker, but Mitch McConnell is like someone who is always defending "The Plan," never stepping back to notice that The Plan... is horrifying.

Or perhaps he does notice that. Perhaps he just supports it.
Posted by: Ace at 03:06 PM

He does. He just has to pretend he doesn't to fool the voters.

Posted by: Bete at January 26, 2022 03:10 PM (Ojki1)

20 At this point, I don't even know why they even bother to bring it up. They threaten, the media runs breathless stories about how little Suzy won't get her food stamps and birth control pills, and they fold. Every. Fooking. Time.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at January 26, 2022 03:10 PM (HmZuC)

21 It is amazing how well the Republican strategy of doing nothing works for them. Right now they're on track to win back Congress in 2022 and the Presidency in 2024.

It doesn't do much for the country though, but they do alright for themselves.

Posted by: zmdavid at January 26, 2022 03:10 PM (xqRaG)

22 Ace, why ARE you talking about this? This is just failure theater, or better yet, GOP puffery. Maybe, though, you showcasing this can be therapeutic for so e, even here.

Posted by: kraken at January 26, 2022 03:10 PM (6Je/Q)

23 I don't even know why I'm linking this.

Aesop's The Boy Who Cried "The Republicans Are Standing Up To The Democrats!"

Posted by: t-bird at January 26, 2022 03:10 PM (9Fwwf)

24 but considering how shitty POTUS is doing and how he's dragging down the party, we should at least get one seat back from Georgia, if I understand what's going on there.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at January 26, 2022 03:10 PM (ZZK0E)

25 Because "shutting down the government" has played so well the last 27 times it's been tried. This is just more Boob Bait for Bubba, by which I mean us.

Posted by: Oddbob at January 26, 2022 03:11 PM (nfrXX)

26 The GOPe has neither the courage to hold up a CR nor the desire to prevent Pharma pay days. Pfft.

Posted by: She Hobbit at January 26, 2022 03:11 PM (ftFVW)

27 How do you pronounce "doughty," anyway? "Duff-tee," or "doe-tee," or "daw-tee"?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 26, 2022 03:11 PM (txdEq)

28 Chip Roy doesn't surprise me. But he's one of those Senators that, like Cruz, doesn't get much traction with the establishment because he's not mainly looking out for his donors, Wall Street and Big Corporation.

Posted by: Axeman at January 26, 2022 03:11 PM (XHhHI)

29 You want them on that wall.

You NEED them on that wall.

Steadfast. Resolute. Republicans.

Posted by: Auspex at January 26, 2022 03:11 PM (Xo3T0)

30 So, there isn't gonna be money for mandates in the bill, so this is a ploy for the Uniparty to prove Repubs negotiated tough while giving away yet more Dem parties goodies...

Convince me otherwise.

Posted by: Nova local at January 26, 2022 03:11 PM (exHjb)

31 Before election

We're gonna repeal obama care

We're gonna defund PBS

After election

*crickets*

Posted by: gee those crickets sound familiar at January 26, 2022 03:11 PM (+LUib)

32 As Rachel Bovard concedes, it is standard advice to not get in the way when your opponent is busy setting himself on fire.

But on the other hand: if you never tell voters what you're going to do, you have no mandate if you do win. So you do nothing.

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It's the standard line, but Congress can do little on its own if it can't get veto-proof majorities. Promising anything right now other than committee based theater is going to be a lie.

However, this leaves open a messaging opportunity for whomever ends up actually taking control of the GOP in 2024 as the nominee for president. They will then get to decide what the platform is because the Congressional GOP has simply ceded the field.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 26, 2022 03:11 PM (LvTSG)

33 We bad. Yeah, we bad.

Posted by: GOPe at January 26, 2022 03:12 PM (UHVv4)

34 Bah

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at January 26, 2022 03:12 PM (nscF9)

35 This probably gave the Democrats the idea to try it.

Posted by: Skip at January 26, 2022 03:12 PM (2JoB8)

36 This reads like the kind of stuff you get from politicians trying to leap on a bandwagonwhen its underway.

How do you pronounce "doughty," anyway?/i]

I always heard it said DOW-tee"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2022 03:12 PM (KZzsI)

37 instapundit has a newer post linking to one such analysis.
Posted by: Tim Riggins at January 26, 2022 03:10 PM (ZZK0h

thanks!

Posted by: LASue at January 26, 2022 03:12 PM (Ed8Zd)

38 How do you pronounce "doughty," anyway? "Duff-tee," or "doe-tee," or "daw-tee"?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 26, 2022 03:11 PM (txdEq)
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Weird, but "doubty".

Posted by: Axeman at January 26, 2022 03:12 PM (XHhHI)

39 Believe me, this time.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 26, 2022 03:12 PM (W2Pud)

40 As more voters turn to Republicans in desperate hope they'll make the beatings stop, Republicans have to commit to doing it. Simply promising to defend the status quo won't cut it this time, particularly for new voters who have no long-held attachment to the party.
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Not to mention the long-time Republican voters who increasingly hate them for their constant failure theater and unwillingness to ever pursue victory on anything. This is a setup for more of the same, and way too many people know it.

"I'm better than X because I can't be any worse" is a piss-poor strategy. "I'm better than X because I will do Y instead" is much better.

So have a fucking agenda. I feel like I'm taking crazy pills. "Have an agenda" shouldn't be something about which they need reminding.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 26, 2022 03:12 PM (DU+/6)

41 27 How do you pronounce "doughty," anyway? "Duff-tee," or "doe-tee," or "daw-tee"?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 26, 2022 03:11 PM (txdEq)


I have heard it said as dowty.

Posted by: kraken at January 26, 2022 03:12 PM (6Je/Q)

42 Hahahahaha! Republicans? Shutting down the government? Hahahahaha!

Posted by: Mean Tweets at January 26, 2022 03:12 PM (BOJAx)

43 At this point, I don't even know why they even bother to bring it up. They threaten, the media runs breathless stories about how little Suzy won't get her food stamps and birth control pills, and they fold. Every. Fooking. Time.
Posted by: Citizen Cake at January 26, 2022


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If only someone would stand up and quote this, and say, "Little Suzy can get a job and learn to keep her legs together until she's married"!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 26, 2022 03:12 PM (txdEq)

44 Republicans have done and promised little because they knew the model would hold. They weren't wrong.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 26, 2022 03:10 PM (LvTSG)

Plus if you promise nothing at least when people complain you are doing nothing you can tell them you didn't lie to them about your intents.

Not that politicians care much about lying, but still, you can't have an ad run against you with 2 different things coming out of your mouth that way.

Posted by: Bete at January 26, 2022 03:13 PM (Ojki1)

45 21 It is amazing how well the Republican strategy of doing nothing works for them. Right now they're on track to win back Congress in 2022 and the Presidency in 2024.

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yeah, the current GOP surrender-caucus strategy is the fainting goat strategy. Don't move too fast and maybe you won't get hurt. They're too scared, and maybe embarrassed, to talk about their policies and we know they're embarrassed about their base, so they just wait for the Donks to screw up badly when they get what they want and HOPE that America will accidentally vote for the GOP as a result.

Speaking of which, has the GOP even bothered to field actual Republicans in states with Senate elections? Or are we just going to cede Pennsylvania to RINO Dr. Oz?

Posted by: Tim Riggins at January 26, 2022 03:13 PM (ZZK0E)

46 So for Absent Friends on the sidebar, should Genghis be added as well?

Posted by: buzzion at January 26, 2022 03:13 PM (vMCab)

47 Republicans are walking the halls of the Capital hummin their favorite Pink Floyd song

https://tinyurl.com/2aknwkm6

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at January 26, 2022 03:13 PM (EfnbD)

48 why do they need money for a mandate? Are they giving huge rewards to hospitals for every vaccine, and every dose of remdesivir? (cheap ivermectin reduces risk of death 50%, remdesivir increase risk of death 4% ... at least one well published doctor says)

Posted by: illiniwek at January 26, 2022 03:13 PM (Cus5s)

49 24 but considering how shitty POTUS is doing and how he's dragging down the party, we should at least get one seat back from Georgia, if I understand what's going on there.
Posted by: Tim Riggins at January 26, 2022 03:10 PM (ZZK0E)

I notice you said "we." In no world does R = we. Unless they actually act like an MTG, there will be no we from this observer. No sirree.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 26, 2022 03:13 PM (KbCG3)

50 Regarding the Breyer resignation, current Twittage is that he wasn't going to announce his resignation today, and is very upset that his hand is being forced by the Democrat's dark-money deathstar.

They're probably holding that cushy gig as guest-host on 'The View' over his head.

Hey, Breyer; lie down with dogs, get up with magenta-haired, triple-masked dumpy fleas. Named Karen.

Posted by: William F 'Buck' Dharma at January 26, 2022 03:13 PM (oedLL)

51 >>>I don't often quote the Joker, but Mitch McConnell is like someone who is always defending "The Plan," never stepping back to notice that The Plan... is horrifying.

>Last time I saw Mitch speaking into a camera, his transmission belts were slipping like Daytona Joe. Chances are Mitch seldom remembers what he had for dessert on any given day.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at January 26, 2022 03:13 PM (6liew)

52 How do you pronounce "doughty," anyway? "Duff-tee," or "doe-tee," or "daw-tee"?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 26, 2022
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I have heard it said as dowty.
Posted by: kraken at January 26, 2022


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I didn't think of that one!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 26, 2022 03:13 PM (txdEq)

53 27 How do you pronounce "doughty," anyway? "Duff-tee," or "doe-tee," or "daw-tee"?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 26, 2022 03:11 PM (txdEq)

I've always thought "doe-tee". Boromir makes a remark about "doughty men" when the Fellowship is digging their way out of the snowstorm below the Redhorn Gate.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at January 26, 2022 03:13 PM (dfRN6)

54 Maybe they'll defund PBS since Big Bird has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Disney for a decade or so now. Hah, I slay me.

Posted by: Oddbob at January 26, 2022 03:13 PM (nfrXX)

55 If only someone would stand up and quote this, and say, "Little Suzy can get a job and learn to keep her legs together until she's married"!

And little Billy can learn to stay off Suzy and get a job so that they both can have a future for their kids, their community, and their nation.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2022 03:14 PM (KZzsI)

56 40 So have a fucking agenda. I feel like I'm taking crazy pills. "Have an agenda" shouldn't be something about which they need reminding.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 26, 2022 03:12 PM (DU+/6)

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What should a Republican agenda for the next Congress be?

Investigations with no teeth because the DOJ will refuse to prosecute?

I'd love them to go hard on, "No more CRs. We're doing budgets and appropriations the hard way from now on," but that ain't happening.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 26, 2022 03:14 PM (LvTSG)

57 They promise they are only going to vote for the tip of the bill.

Posted by: ... at January 26, 2022 03:14 PM (NjBVB)

58 *looks at GOPe* - what did ever do to deserve this pathetic lot.

Posted by: IC - #FJB at January 26, 2022 03:14 PM (hV9ir)

59 but if there is a red-wave, even though I'm not running, there would hopefully be a 2022 version of Newt who arises. The GOP is adrift right now because we don't have a Newt or Tom Delay...a leader who actually has a vision instead of a dickless place holder like Mitch and present company.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at January 26, 2022 03:14 PM (ZZK0E)

60 Boromir was always sayin' shit.

Posted by: kraken at January 26, 2022 03:14 PM (6Je/Q)

61 So, there isn't gonna be money for mandates in the bill,
____________

There isn't any money in the current spending authorization to pay for shipping millions of illegal aliens to their preferred destinations all around the U.S., and yet somehow the Biden junta has the funds to do that.

It's not like it matters what the law says anymore.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at January 26, 2022 03:14 PM (k4dH2)

62 27 How do you pronounce "doughty," anyway? "Duff-tee," or "doe-tee," or "daw-tee"?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 26, 2022 03:11 PM (txdEq)

"Daw-tee" like naughty is "Naw-tee"

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 26, 2022 03:15 PM (z5Vrg)

63 Gee, after 2+ years of 2 weeks to stop the spread it would be nice if they shut down the freakin' government for a spell.

Welcome to our world, jerks!

Posted by: Lizzy at January 26, 2022 03:15 PM (URNdm)

64 What should a Republican agenda for the next Congress be?

Investigations with no teeth because the DOJ will refuse to prosecute?

I'd love them to go hard on, "No more CRs. We're doing budgets and appropriations the hard way from now on," but that ain't happening.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 26, 2022 03:14 PM (LvTSG)

Then why the hell am I turning out?

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 26, 2022 03:15 PM (KbCG3)

65 59 but if there is a red-wave, even though I'm not running, there would hopefully be a 2022 version of Newt who arises. The GOP is adrift right now because we don't have a Newt or Tom Delay...a leader who actually has a vision instead of a dickless place holder like Mitch and present company.
Posted by: Tim Riggins at January 26, 2022 03:14 PM (ZZK0E)

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There is not a power vacuum at the top of the Congressional GOP, but there is definitely a visionary vacuum.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 26, 2022 03:15 PM (LvTSG)

66 Chip Roy is a backstabber, and I'll be here when his plan crashes in flames.

Posted by: trev006 at January 26, 2022 03:15 PM (Eqkqm)

67 Weird, but "doubty".

Have never used or known the word, but I'm surprised it's so opposite in meaning to 'dowdy'.

Posted by: t-bird at January 26, 2022 03:15 PM (pbStR)

68 Speaking of which, has the GOP even bothered to field actual Republicans in states with Senate elections? Or are we just going to cede Pennsylvania to RINO Dr. Oz?
Posted by: Tim Riggins at January 26, 2022 03:13 PM (ZZK0E)

Dr. Oz is struggling mightily there, even with all his money...so, that's not a bad thing...

Posted by: Nova local at January 26, 2022 03:15 PM (exHjb)

69 >>There isn't any money in the current spending authorization to pay for shipping millions of illegal aliens to their preferred destinations all around the U.S., and yet somehow the Biden junta has the funds to do that.


They're using Covid funds. Srsly.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 26, 2022 03:16 PM (URNdm)

70 64 Then why the hell am I turning out?
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 26, 2022 03:15 PM (KbCG3)

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Gonna be honest: Stopping all talk of multi-trillion dollar spending bills that fund progressive NGOs along with voting bills that undermine the very basic tenets of republican self-governance would be nice.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 26, 2022 03:16 PM (LvTSG)

71 54 Maybe they'll defund PBS since Big Bird has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Disney for a decade or so now. Hah, I slay me.

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we're a bit past trying to micro-cut the budget now. We're in a full existential crisis as Biden has opened the border and the last few Congresses have apparently funded the reseeding of America with illegals.

we need impeachment and operation Wet Back II.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at January 26, 2022 03:16 PM (ZZK0E)

72 Banning funding is a good start, but I want to hear "Nuremberg" on the lips of every member of the actual opposition party - both the Code and the Trials.

Fauci created COVID with help from a bunch of others. That he is not facing a tribunal is a sign we are not a serious people.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 26, 2022 03:16 PM (ESjRY)

73 https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/doughty
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Click on the speaker icon.

Posted by: Axeman at January 26, 2022 03:16 PM (XHhHI)

74 Both parties' main pitch is "we're better than the other guy!". Miraculously they're both lying.

Posted by: ... at January 26, 2022 03:17 PM (NjBVB)

75 Stuff like the covid funding and "stimulus" payments were just gigantic slush funds the Dems can use for anything they want, mostly "throwing money at supporters and donors"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2022 03:17 PM (KZzsI)

76 There's only a consonant difference between

Well endowed

and

Well in doubt

Posted by: Axeman at January 26, 2022 03:17 PM (XHhHI)

77 >>Speaking of which, has the GOP even bothered to field actual Republicans in states with Senate elections?


Blake Masters in AZ -- like what I've seen so far:

https://twitter.com/bgmasters

Posted by: Lizzy at January 26, 2022 03:17 PM (URNdm)

78 Boromir was always sayin' shit.
Posted by: kraken at January 26, 2022


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Bromosel? Is that you?

Posted by: Goodgulf Greyteeth at January 26, 2022 03:17 PM (txdEq)

79 What a perfect plan ... it's nothing short of launching lifeboats filled with professional lifeguards to save the drowning Democrats--with a promise to take their place and wait for the next boat.

Good lord.

Posted by: Well at January 26, 2022 03:18 PM (nyc/y)

80 It is amazing how well the Republican strategy of doing nothing works for them.

The last time the GOPe did anything of note was welfare reform in the 90s.

How the hell does a party exist for 20+ years doing NOTHING.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 26, 2022 03:18 PM (ESjRY)

81 They're using Covid funds. Srsly.
Posted by: Lizzy

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yeah, duh, when we give the govt trillions of dollars, it's a leftwing slushfund for gay muslim abortion and illegal resettlement with a few billion for liberal donors.

a serious nation would ... they'd not do that. Don't just borrow a years worth of your economy without oversight. This is like the Sopranos when they got that degenerate gambler's sporting goods store.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at January 26, 2022 03:18 PM (ZZK0E)

82 63 Gee, after 2+ years of 2 weeks to stop the spread it would be nice if they shut down the freakin' government for a spell.

Welcome to our world, jerks!
Posted by: Lizzy at January 26, 2022 03:15 PM (URNdm)

B/c DC could never handle the unemployment surge that happened every time, Connolly got a law passed saying fed gov gets paid even if fed gov shuts down...so it's only contractors of the fed who face lack of payment in a fed shutdown now...

Posted by: Nova local at January 26, 2022 03:18 PM (exHjb)

83 And actually, it's the same consonant just voiced vs. unvoiced.

Posted by: Axeman at January 26, 2022 03:18 PM (XHhHI)

84 Fauci created COVID with help from a bunch of others. That he is not facing a tribunal is a sign we are not a serious people.
==
Wet ass p*&&y being a popular song is a sign we are not a serious people.

the lack of tribunals means the rule of law is dead

Posted by: sewious vs serious at January 26, 2022 03:18 PM (Vboc6)

85 How the hell does a party exist for 20+ years doing NOTHING.
Posted by: 18-1 at January 26, 2022 03:18 PM (ESjRY)

We didn't do nothing. We stopped Trump, didn't we???

Posted by: ... at January 26, 2022 03:19 PM (NjBVB)

86 McConnell and McCarthy have been known to sip Big Pharma penis on occasion.

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 26, 2022 03:19 PM (GYllL)

87 78 Boromir was always sayin' shit.
Posted by: kraken at January 26, 2022

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Bromosel? Is that you?
Posted by: Goodgulf Greyteeth at January 26, 2022 03:17 PM (txdEq)

That WAS an excellent parody. That would/could not be made today.

Posted by: kraken at January 26, 2022 03:19 PM (6Je/Q)

88 https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/doughty
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Click on the speaker icon.
Posted by: Axeman at January 26, 2022


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So "doubt-ee," even though someone who is "doughty" is not someone to doubt.

English, MF-er. Will I ever learn to speak it?

Posted by: Goodgulf Greyteeth at January 26, 2022 03:19 PM (txdEq)

89 "Considering." How stunning and brave.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Wrecker. Hoarder. at January 26, 2022 03:19 PM (II3Gr)

90 Shorter McConnell: Vote Harder.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 26, 2022 03:19 PM (EZebt)

91 How do you pronounce "doughty," anyway? "Duff-tee," or "doe-tee," or "daw-tee"?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 26, 2022 03:11 PM (txdEq)

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I've always heard it pronounced as dowty. Clicked on the ol' Bing, typed in doughty and it to me to an audio dictionary which pronounced it as dowty.

Posted by: Darth Randall at January 26, 2022 03:19 PM (3TihK)

92 You want Fauci on trial

You'll settle for the end of "two weeks to stop the spread"

You'll get Wet A$$ P*SSY TWO: ELECTRIC STANKALOO

Posted by: 18-1 at January 26, 2022 03:20 PM (ESjRY)

93 Ace, why ARE you talking about this? This is just failure theater, or better yet, GOP puffery. Maybe, though, you showcasing this can be therapeutic for so e, even here.
Posted by: kraken


If there's one thing Ace really, really loves is commenters questioning his choice of topics.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 26, 2022 03:20 PM (zWpOF)

94 >>B/c DC could never handle the unemployment surge that happened every time, Connolly got a law passed saying fed gov gets paid even if fed gov shuts down.


Oh, ffs

Posted by: Lizzy at January 26, 2022 03:20 PM (URNdm)

95 Two weeks that began as "We're all in this together" and ended with "Fuck Joe Rogan--the piece of shit!".

But for a while, we were all in it together.

Posted by: Axeman at January 26, 2022 03:21 PM (XHhHI)

96 Then why the hell am I turning out?
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 26, 2022 03:15 PM (KbCG3)

Because otherwise Team Blue wins, and we can't have that. Go Team Red!

Posted by: Bete at January 26, 2022 03:21 PM (Ojki1)

97 fuking Blackrock leaves me a phone call once a week offering to buy my house..."hi, I'm rachel, and this is embarassing but I'd like to buy your house...I'm an investor...blah blah blah"

anyone else getting this shit?

Posted by: Tim Riggins at January 26, 2022 03:21 PM (ZZK0E)

98 How the hell does a party exist for 20+ years doing NOTHING.

"I'll have you know we passed multiple tax cuts and expanded Medicare enormously with the prescription drug plan!"
--Republican'ts

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2022 03:21 PM (KZzsI)

99 The Republicans' calculation that however bad they are the Democrats are worse is not wrong.

That's why politics is so frustrating.

Posted by: zmdavid at January 26, 2022 03:21 PM (xqRaG)

100 93 Ace, why ARE you talking about this? This is just failure theater, or better yet, GOP puffery. Maybe, though, you showcasing this can be therapeutic for so e, even here.
Posted by: kraken

If there's one thing Ace really, really loves is commenters questioning his choice of topics.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 26, 2022 03:20 PM (zWpOF)

I think I still have one indulgence left. I hope.

Posted by: kraken at January 26, 2022 03:21 PM (6Je/Q)

101 But for a while, we were all in it together.
Posted by: Axeman at January 26, 2022 03:21 PM

I don't believe THEY were ever in it with us.

Posted by: She Hobbit at January 26, 2022 03:21 PM (ftFVW)

102 I don't even know why I'm linking this.

Wednesday filler.

Posted by: Methos at January 26, 2022 03:21 PM (kOpft)

103 97 fuking Blackrock leaves me a phone call once a week offering to buy my house..."hi, I'm rachel, and this is embarassing but I'd like to buy your house...I'm an investor...blah blah blah"

anyone else getting this shit?
Posted by: Tim Riggins at January 26, 2022 03:21 PM (ZZK0E)

No. The phrasing kind of makes it sound like a scam too.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 26, 2022 03:21 PM (z5Vrg)

104 96 Then why the hell am I turning out?
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 26, 2022 03:15 PM (KbCG3)

Because otherwise Team Blue wins, and we can't have that. Go Team Red!
Posted by: Bete at January 26, 2022 03:21 PM (Ojki1)

Take my money!

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 26, 2022 03:22 PM (KbCG3)

105 80 It is amazing how well the Republican strategy of doing nothing works for them.
The last time the GOPe did anything of note was welfare reform in the 90s.
How the hell does a party exist for 20+ years doing NOTHING.
Posted by: 18-1 at January 26, 2022 03:18 PM (ESjRY)


Well that's easy. Because all the guys in charge don't actually support what is supposed to be the GOP platform.

Posted by: buzzion at January 26, 2022 03:22 PM (vMCab)

106 "As Rachel Bovard concedes, it is standard advice to not get in the way when your opponent is busy setting himself on fire."

The most exhausted, wrongheaded and self-defeating cliche in politics, and one only practiced by Republicans. When has it ever worked?

Posted by: Ordinary American at January 26, 2022 03:22 PM (H8QX8)

107 The Republicans are the dog that catches the car party.

They have zero integrity, imagination or morality to take advantage of there good fortunes.

Or alternatively...

The GOP is a useless pile of dogshit.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at January 26, 2022 03:22 PM (lTTSV)

108 It looks like we could / should pick up 3 senate seats, possibly 4 but IMO 3 only gets us back to even because traitors Romney, Moocowski and Collins are just waiting to reach across the aisle for some sweet sweet leftist handouts.
We really need 4 or more.

Posted by: LASue at January 26, 2022 03:22 PM (Ed8Zd)

109 How the hell does a party exist for 20+ years doing NOTHING.

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you see, the only lesson the GOP learned from 1996 is that if you fight for your beliefs, you'll lose an election...nevermind that they lost because of Perot. The media told the GOP hivemind that it was because Newt was mean to Clinton.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at January 26, 2022 03:22 PM (ZZK0E)

110 "Red Handed" is the next book: Peter Schweitzer tells how China has captured the Elites, who were happy to sell out their country. McConnell, Pelosi, Republican and Dem elite.

Where's my blood pressure medicine?

Posted by: JM in Florida at January 26, 2022 03:22 PM (L7jyl)

111 I'd love them to go hard on, "No more CRs. We're doing budgets and appropriations the hard way from now on," but that ain't happening.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 26, 2022 03:14 PM (LvTSG)
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Gets my vote. "Want to spend money? We're doing a budget. No more CRs, no more constant, hidden money leakage. Do it right."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 26, 2022 03:22 PM (DU+/6)

112
Isn't Chip Roy the semi-cuck?

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at January 26, 2022 03:22 PM (RLQkG)

113 fuking Blackrock leaves me a phone call once a week offering to buy my house..."hi, I'm rachel, and this is embarassing but I'd like to buy your house...I'm an investor...blah blah blah"

anyone else getting this shit?
Posted by: Tim Riggins at January 26, 2022 03:21 PM (ZZK0E)

No. The phrasing kind of makes it sound like a scam too.
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Google it for a scam. Its a recorded robo call, unlikely Blackrock doing that.

Posted by: just sayin at January 26, 2022 03:23 PM (f2UKl)

114 fuking Blackrock leaves me a phone call once a week offering to buy my house..."hi, I'm rachel, and this is embarassing but I'd like to buy your house...I'm an investor...blah blah blah"

My brother gets a post card or letter pretty much every week offering to buy his house by some alleged flipper. Very professional *eyes rolling*

My brother's response is always the same: OK give me a million dollars and I'll sell.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2022 03:23 PM (KZzsI)

115 And just as a point to consider, when the Republicans last fought on a political issue - welfare reform - in the mid 90s;

The left was pleased with itself for "don't ask don't tell" and gay baiting Republican candidates

The federal budget was $1.6T

The Democrat party was arguing that illegal immigration was bad.

Now...consider how far we been degraded since then?

Posted by: 18-1 at January 26, 2022 03:23 PM (ESjRY)

116 111 I'd love them to go hard on, "No more CRs. We're doing budgets and appropriations the hard way from now on," but that ain't happening.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 26, 2022 03:14 PM (LvTSG)
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Gets my vote. "Want to spend money? We're doing a budget. No more CRs, no more constant, hidden money leakage. Do it right."
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 26, 2022 03:22 PM (DU+/6)

=========

You and I may be what's left of the constituency for controlled government spending.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 26, 2022 03:23 PM (LvTSG)

117 Bromosel? Is that you?
Posted by: Goodgulf Greyteeth at January 26, 2022 03:17 PM (txdEq)
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That WAS an excellent parody. That would/could not be made today.
Posted by: kraken at January 26, 2022


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Part of the fun was the use of consumer product names, like "Bromosel," "Farahslax," "Goodgulf," "Krona," and others that are long gone. Someone age 18, say, reading it today would not get all the puns.

If you liked Bored of the Rings, look for the parody of Dune that National Lampoon issued at the time of the 1984 movie, Doon. Hilarious and in the same style and mindset.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 26, 2022 03:23 PM (txdEq)

118 Well that's easy. Because all the guys in charge don't actually support what is supposed to be the GOP platform.

Posted by: buzzion at January 26, 2022 03:22 PM (vMCab)

It's a choice between the devil you know and well, the devil you know. So we are hosed either way. Trump was a surprise.

Posted by: IC - #FJB at January 26, 2022 03:23 PM (hV9ir)

119 Because otherwise Team Blue wins, and we can't have that. Go Team Red!
Posted by: Bete at January 26, 2022 03:21 PM (Ojki1)

Take my money!
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 26, 2022 03:22 PM (KbCG3)
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I started out in adulthood saying I was never going to vote for the "lesser of two evils".

These days I find myself voting for the lesser of two Great Abominations.

Posted by: Axeman at January 26, 2022 03:23 PM (XHhHI)

120 How the hell does a party exist for 20+ years doing NOTHING.
Posted by: 18-1


but we still have to bomb Iran... C'mon, man. My Lockheed-McMartin stonk is tanking~!

Posted by: Your Local GOPe hero at January 26, 2022 03:24 PM (zWpOF)

121 If there's one thing Ace really, really loves is commenters questioning his choice of topics.

I think kraken was playing on Ace's own questioning of his choice of topic. We'll see if he bans himself for that.

Posted by: t-bird at January 26, 2022 03:24 PM (DMQdU)

122 4 >>B/c DC could never handle the unemployment surge that happened every time, Connolly got a law passed saying fed gov gets paid even if fed gov shuts down.


Oh, ffs
Posted by: Lizzy at January 26, 2022 03:20 PM (URNdm)

In good news, now shutting down fed gov can't be turned on Repubs as keeping black DC single moms from putting food on their families' table or enlisted Army members paying for food for their fams, etc. Now, Dems have lost the optics, so it's not a total lose/lose, but guaranteeing fed gov pay. I mean, it was always paid by the Uniparty anyway, so really nothing truly lost from what we had.

Posted by: Nova local at January 26, 2022 03:24 PM (exHjb)

123 >>fuking Blackrock leaves me a phone call once a week offering to buy my house..."hi, I'm rachel, and this is embarassing but I'd like to buy your house...I'm an investor...blah blah blah"

anyone else getting this shit?


I received a text message from a local number yesterday wanting to buy our house. They had the correct street address too. Scary.

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 26, 2022 03:24 PM (GYllL)

124 but = by

Posted by: Nova local at January 26, 2022 03:24 PM (exHjb)

125 "...anyone else getting this shit?"

Every day.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 26, 2022 03:24 PM (jTmQV)

126 Part of the fun was the use of consumer product names, like "Bromosel," "Farahslax," "Goodgulf," "Krona," and others that are long gone. Someone age 18, say, reading it today would not get all the puns.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 26, 2022 03:23 PM (txdEq)
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Tom Benzedrino, IIRC.

Posted by: Axeman at January 26, 2022 03:25 PM (XHhHI)

127 Republicans not only lack self awareness, they lack any sense of what the voters want.

The entire country is suffering. There is great anxiety about the future. People are waiting for the cavalry, but they're at Capital Grille eating a New York Strip steak, waiting for the phone to ring.

Unreal.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 26, 2022 03:25 PM (/fjr/)

128 Oh, and something to note, the Republican movers and shakers when welfare reform was being fought: Newt, Santorum, Bob Livingstone, etc...were all forced out to make room for the likes of Denis Hastert and George Bush...

Posted by: 18-1 at January 26, 2022 03:25 PM (ESjRY)

129 it would be cool if just after Breyer officially retires, Manchin switches parties and the GOP controls the senate

guess I started drinking a lil early today

Posted by: REDACTED at January 26, 2022 03:25 PM (us2H3)

130 Speaking of which, has the GOP even bothered to field actual Republicans in states with Senate elections? Or are we just going to cede Pennsylvania to RINO Dr. Oz?
Posted by: Tim Riggins at January 26, 2022 03:13 PM (ZZK0E)

Dr. Oz is struggling mightily there, even with all his money...so, that's not a bad thing...
Posted by: Nova local at January 26

Posobiac singlehandedly has taken him on.

Posted by: LASue at January 26, 2022 03:25 PM (Ed8Zd)

131 I received a text message from a local number yesterday wanting to buy our house. They had the correct street address too. Scary.
Posted by: Capital Eff at January 26, 2022 03:24 PM (GYllL)

The "local number" is probably spoofed. Presumably the tie between your number and address was stolen from a database somewhere (such as your bank, internet, or phone company etc.) and then sold to scammers/marketers.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 26, 2022 03:25 PM (z5Vrg)

132 103 97 fuking Blackrock leaves me a phone call once a week offering to buy my house..."hi, I'm rachel, and this is embarassing but I'd like to buy your house...I'm an investor...blah blah blah"

anyone else getting this shit?
Posted by: Tim Riggins

No. The phrasing kind of makes it sound like a scam too.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead!
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I have but its been a while. I said "sure, for a million dollars in cash." Lady says, "seriously". I say "yep, you want it or not."

Click... LOL They've never called back.

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at January 26, 2022 03:26 PM (UqbE6)

133 I thought the F-35C was a VTOL aircraft.
If so, what's it doing at the bottom of the China sea?

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 26, 2022 03:26 PM (jTmQV)

134 I received a text message from a local number yesterday wanting to buy our house. They had the correct street address too. Scary.
Posted by: Capital Eff

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another scam happened to me where they spoofed my bank's phone number and everything. they even had an american voice. not some poo requesting gamestop gift cards. I almost fell for it.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at January 26, 2022 03:26 PM (ZZK0E)

135 126 Part of the fun was the use of consumer product names, like "Bromosel," "Farahslax," "Goodgulf," "Krona," and others that are long gone. Someone age 18, say, reading it today would not get all the puns.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 26, 2022 03:23 PM (txdEq)
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Tom Benzedrino, IIRC.
Posted by: Axeman at January 26, 2022 03:25 PM (XHhHI)

Yep. And the Tom Bombadil riff was awesome.

Posted by: kraken at January 26, 2022 03:26 PM (6Je/Q)

136 "anyone else getting this shit? "

Tell them you want $1.5 million in gold bullion.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 26, 2022 03:26 PM (/fjr/)

137 The most exhausted, wrongheaded and self-defeating cliche in politics, and one only practiced by Republicans. When has it ever worked?

It works every few congressional sessions. They win control over one or both houses, continue to do nothing, then lose control after a while.

Democrats realized that no matter how crazy, stupid, corrupt, or evil they acted, in a few elections they will be back in power, and nothing ever gets rolled back....

Because the Republicans realized that if they do nothing the Democrats will eventually get so toxic that they will be thrown out of office for the reluctant alternative.

It works out great for both parties in terms of graft and changes for earning. Democrats get whatever they want and Republicans get the money they lust after.

We lose as the American people. Until this dynamic is broken.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2022 03:26 PM (KZzsI)

138 fuking Blackrock leaves me a phone call once a week offering to buy my house..."hi, I'm rachel, and this is embarassing but I'd like to buy your house...I'm an investor...blah blah blah"

anyone else getting this shit?
Posted by: Tim Riggins at January 26, 2022 03:21 PM (ZZK0E)
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Not me. I just get constant come-ons to refinance my non-existent mortgage.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 26, 2022 03:26 PM (DU+/6)

139 How the hell does a party exist for 20+ years doing NOTHING.

Nobody takes the primaries seriously. For every Cantor, 100 incumbants get through because "While congress sucks, I like my guy"

Posted by: Methos at January 26, 2022 03:27 PM (kOpft)

140 but they're at Capital Grille eating a New York Strip steak, waiting for the phone to ring.

Ok, how is this for a compromise, everyone has to get the clot shot, quarterly, but Pfizer has to double the dividend it pays its stockholders.

What? Why are you looking at me like that? Isn't that fair?

Posted by: Some GOPer at January 26, 2022 03:27 PM (ESjRY)

141 I have but its been a while. I said "sure, for a million dollars in cash." Lady says, "seriously". I say "yep, you want it or not."

Click... LOL They've never called back.
Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at January 26, 2022 03:26 PM (UqbE6)
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Heh. "You want me to move? Okay. Make me move."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 26, 2022 03:27 PM (DU+/6)

142 I notice you said "we." In no world does R = we. Unless they actually act like an MTG, there will be no we from this observer. No sirree.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 26, 2022 03:13 PM (KbCG3)
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It's Herschel Walker

Posted by: Brawndo Industries, LLC at January 26, 2022 03:27 PM (CKevK)

143 Meant to leave out the " And the" Axeman.

Posted by: kraken at January 26, 2022 03:27 PM (6Je/Q)

144 Dow under 34K...guess the institutional folks are really trying to force the Fed to change their minds before March...

Posted by: Nova local at January 26, 2022 03:27 PM (exHjb)

145 Dr Oz is an anti Second Amendment closet liberal. F him.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 26, 2022 03:27 PM (/fjr/)

146 Click... LOL They've never called back.
Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at January 26, 2022 03:26 PM (UqbE6)
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Take the number down and give it out to spammers who ask for your phone #.

Posted by: Axeman at January 26, 2022 03:27 PM (XHhHI)

147 Tom Benzedrino, IIRC.
Posted by: Axeman at January 26, 2022


***
Perfect -- especially since the original character always seemed to be on speed anyway. I frequently quote Tom from the parody: "Melts in your brain man, not in yore hands!"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 26, 2022 03:27 PM (txdEq)

148
The house buying "for cash" "as is" scam is a scam, but they really do want to legally buy your house.

The first thing they want is for you to Bite The Hook and call them back. Then they come to your house and look at it. But what you don't know is that these house-buying firms have Already Looked Up Your Mortgage Balance.

So they offer what you owe on your house, thus robbing you of all your equity. They justify this by picking apart your house and detailing everything that's wrong with it.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at January 26, 2022 03:27 PM (RLQkG)

149 My brother's response is always the same: OK give me a million dollars and I'll sell.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2022 03:23 PM (KZzsI)

Your brother obviously doesn't live in California.

Posted by: LASue at January 26, 2022 03:27 PM (Ed8Zd)

150 118 Well that's easy. Because all the guys in charge don't actually support what is supposed to be the GOP platform.

Posted by: buzzion at January 26, 2022 03:22 PM (vMCab)

It's a choice between the devil you know and well, the devil you know. So we are hosed either way. Trump was a surprise.
Posted by: IC - #FJB at January 26, 2022 03:23 PM (hV9ir)


His naivete was in thinking that there were Republicans in DC that actually wanted to implement the platform they supposedly support, that he ran on and won with.

Posted by: buzzion at January 26, 2022 03:27 PM (vMCab)

151 btw I get phone messages from Blackrock and other investment firms CONSTANTLY wanting my house and my vacation home as well.

friends of ours ended up selling their house it was just too much money to turn down! but they couldn't find a good place to rent and they're in a very tiny apartment so that's not optimal.

OT - Bongino just got banned from YouTube.

Posted by: Black Orchid at January 26, 2022 03:28 PM (j9HX3)

152 lol. What budget?

Posted by: wth at January 26, 2022 03:28 PM (v0R5T)

153 80 It is amazing how well the Republican strategy of doing nothing works for them. The last time the GOPe did anything of note was welfare reform in the 90s. How the hell does a party exist for 20+ years doing NOTHING.

Posted by: 18-1
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What? You did not like the GWB War on Terror, instituting the TSA and Homeland Security, and creating the spying apparatus used by the Dems to spy on ordinary citizens or the Bush tax cuts?

What is more appropriate is to say that the Republicans did what their big donors and GOPe corporatists wanted--invade the world and invite the world.

Posted by: whig at January 26, 2022 03:28 PM (Iq9dF)

154 I was wondering how the republicants would screw this up... AND there it is.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at January 26, 2022 03:28 PM (iDcra)

155 Romney, other Trump critics to raise money for Liz Cheney re-election effort

.. better be for her retirement

Posted by: SMOD at January 26, 2022 03:28 PM (RHGPo)

156 The multi-directional onslaught unleashed on voters by Democrats, public health tyrants, and the corporate sector requires a bold and kinetic response from Republicans.

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Helicopters. RINO Senate Turds. Some assembly required ...

Posted by: ShainS -- A faculty lounge, if you can keep it. at January 26, 2022 03:28 PM (A803X)

157
I received a text message from a local number yesterday wanting to buy our house. They had the correct street address too. Scary.
Posted by: Capital Eff at January 26, 2022 03:24 PM

Should have said. Sure. 20,000,000 in the form of a cashier check should do it.

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 26, 2022 03:28 PM (GwxCX)

158 "I've got an idea for a political party."
"OK, what is it?"
"It's a party about nothing."
"Nothing? It can't be about nothing. It has to be about something."
"Nope. Nothing."
"Then why am I voting for it?"
"Because it's a political party."

And thus, Seinfeld continues to influence the zeitgeist.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 26, 2022 03:28 PM (KbCG3)

159 I think kraken was playing on Ace's own questioning of his choice of topic. We'll see if he bans himself for that.

Well its not like there isn't precedent

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2022 03:28 PM (KZzsI)

160

Attention on deck:

The GOPe is more useless than hyena shit underneath the foot of a syphilitic tranny Haitian whore with AIDS diarrhea and filariasis trying to suck a golf ball through a garden hose to win a $2 gift certificate to Dick's sporting goods...

That is all. Carry on.

Posted by: Sailor Jerry at January 26, 2022 03:29 PM (C8404)

161 I suspect you are getting calls from wholesalers wishing to gain the right to sell your home to investors and add a commission on the sale for themselves. These are usually people with no money to buy your house but wish to get it under contract which they then assign and transfer to an investor who is the real buyer but always will want to pay a very low price. You can think of it as a local scam even though this is perfectly legal to do provided you are dumb enough to go for it.

Or they will ask you for bank information to close a too good to be true sale.

Posted by: just sayin at January 26, 2022 03:29 PM (rCObO)

162 >>The "local number" is probably spoofed. Presumably the tie between your number and address was stolen from a database somewhere (such as your bank, internet, or phone company etc.) and then sold to scammers/marketers.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy


That's what we figured.

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 26, 2022 03:29 PM (GYllL)

163 So they offer what you owe on your house, thus robbing you of all your equity. They justify this by picking apart your house and detailing everything that's wrong with it.
Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at January 26, 2022 03:27 PM (RLQkG)
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How do they handle houses owned outright? Just a ludicrous lowball? I know a lot of them go after folks who inherit a property. "Got a house form dad when he died? Don't want it? Save the headache and sell it to me!"

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 26, 2022 03:29 PM (DU+/6)

164 lol. What budget?
Posted by: wth at January 26, 2022 03:28 PM (v0R5T)
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What did you say?

Posted by: Ray Davies at January 26, 2022 03:29 PM (XHhHI)

165 149 My brother's response is always the same: OK give me a million dollars and I'll sell.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2022 03:23 PM (KZzsI)

Your brother obviously doesn't live in California.
Posted by: LASue at January 26, 2022 03:27 PM (Ed8Zd)

seriously. we get remax agents knocking on our door asking us if we want to sell. and willing to pay a million for a 1800 sq ft home.

Posted by: IC - #FJB at January 26, 2022 03:29 PM (hV9ir)

166 fuking Blackrock leaves me a phone call once a week offering to buy my house..."hi, I'm rachel, and this is embarassing but I'd like to buy your house...I'm an investor...blah blah blah"

anyone else getting this shit?
Posted by: Tim Riggins


I don't get calls, mainly because I won't answer my phone. I get mailing to buy my home. That I sold last July.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 26, 2022 03:29 PM (uXonU)

167 Take the number down and give it out to spammers who ask for your phone #.
Posted by: Axeman at January 26, 2022 03:27 PM (XHhHI)
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Forward the calls to your nearest Democrat campaign office.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 26, 2022 03:29 PM (6aC/1)

168 158 "I've got an idea for a political party."
"OK, what is it?"
"It's a party about nothing."
"Nothing? It can't be about nothing. It has to be about something."
"Nope. Nothing."
"Then why am I voting for it?"
"Because it's a political party."

And thus, Seinfeld continues to influence the zeitgeist.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 26, 2022 03:28 PM (KbCG3)

We already had a party of Know Nothings...

Posted by: Nova local at January 26, 2022 03:30 PM (exHjb)

169 Your brother obviously doesn't live in California.

The housing prices in Salem, Oregon have gone up quite a bit but the property and home here isn't worth more than 400k right now.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2022 03:30 PM (KZzsI)

170 Well its not like there isn't precedent
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2022 03:28 PM (KZzsI)
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Damn right, you stupid son of a bitch!

Posted by: President Charlie Foxtrot at January 26, 2022 03:30 PM (XHhHI)

171
Also, these house buying scammers target people with second mortgages, and scare people into thinking they're "Under Water" on their mortgage.

They'll tell stupid people they can "get out of debt," i.e., break even, if they sell their house now because they'll say the house isn't worth very much and needs a lot of repair.

Bonus: They'll even cover all closing costs! Such swell guys!

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at January 26, 2022 03:30 PM (RLQkG)

172 seriously. we get remax agents knocking on our door asking us if we want to sell. and willing to pay a million for a 1800 sq ft home.
Posted by: IC - #FJB at January 26, 2022 03:29 PM (hV9ir)
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All that tells me is that you're not in Palo Alto or Mountain View, because real houses there go for a damn sight more than that.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 26, 2022 03:30 PM (DU+/6)

173 seriously. we get remax agents knocking on our door asking us if we want to sell. and willing to pay a million for a 1800 sq ft home.


right yes it's like that here as well (SE PA). Dr Oz is still trying to find a place by here. (on a big enough lot where he can build new)

Posted by: Black Orchid at January 26, 2022 03:30 PM (j9HX3)

174 Ireland, the UK, a couple of others and now...

||Denmark just announced they will be REMOVING all restrictions, including covid passports and face mask requirements.||

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 26, 2022 03:30 PM (UHVv4)

175 It's not like the conservative unintelligentsia has a ready-made, handy-dandy list of ten program items that voters would actually want. Ask AEI/Heritage for a list tomorrow and it be: 1) Cut corporate taxes, 2) Increase the inheritance tax exemption, 3) Increase Guest Worker programs, 4) Uh, I don't know, CRT is bad, right? 5) TBD after consultation with our Google donors, 6) Reagan!, 7) More Reagan!, Invade Syria, 9) Defend (or invade) Ukraine, and 10) Give Dan Crenshaw a raise.

Posted by: Match Checksout at January 26, 2022 03:31 PM (dYe5S)

176 I don't have a mortgage.
I live in a small house, 1100 sq ft.
Zillow has it at $1.4 million.
I get cold calls, I'd entertain some of them, but they are all low ball crap.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 26, 2022 03:31 PM (jTmQV)

177 btw I do think there are also scammers, but in certain locations there really is a lot of interest in buying homes

Posted by: Black Orchid at January 26, 2022 03:31 PM (j9HX3)

178 Not me. I just get constant come-ons to refinance my non-existent mortgage.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 26, 2022


***
I get the constant drumbeat of offers for low-cost car insurance (ha, I'm in Lousy-ana) and for a vehicle extended warranty. We all get those last. But somehow one of my late cats got on a list somewhere, and I get hard copy mail for extended warranties addressed to "Tatiana Sibirsky."

I'd really be scared if they listed an actual vehicle for her.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 26, 2022 03:31 PM (txdEq)

179 All that tells me is that you're not in Palo Alto or Mountain View, because real houses there go for a damn sight more than that.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 26, 2022 03:30 PM (DU+/6)

yeah, we are in ventura county. it's all the LA folk wanting to get out of LA since they can work remotely now.

Posted by: IC - #FJB at January 26, 2022 03:31 PM (hV9ir)

180 Home flippers have to lowball because after fixing the place up to the tune of 50-100k, they still have to make money on the sales.

Suckers who own the place only see that huge number on the check without realizing how much it costs to buy a house these days. Sure, 500k is half a million dollars, but good luck getting a better or even equivalent house for that now.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2022 03:32 PM (KZzsI)

181 seriously. we get remax agents knocking on our door asking us if we want to sell. and willing to pay a million for a 1800 sq ft home.
Posted by: IC - #FJB at January 26, 2022 03:29 PM (hV9ir)

Yep. That would be steal in any close-to-coastal area in SoCal. It's like the "One Million dollars" joke in Austin powers... It sure aint what it used to be.

Posted by: LASue at January 26, 2022 03:32 PM (Ed8Zd)

182 I'd really be scared if they listed an actual vehicle for her.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

Are you sure that Tatiana did not vote by Biden?

Posted by: whig at January 26, 2022 03:32 PM (Iq9dF)

183 Speaking of calls . . . I'm told my car and home warranties are out. At least 10 times a week. I can't be the only one in imminent peril. So I thought I'd pass along this very serious concern for your thoughtful consideration.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 26, 2022 03:32 PM (3YVs3)

184 ... I get hard copy mail for extended warranties addressed to "Tatiana Sibirsky."

I'd really be scared if they listed an actual vehicle for her.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 26, 2022 03:31 PM (txdEq)
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See if you can get a credit card in her name and party like it's 2006!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 26, 2022 03:32 PM (DU+/6)

185
How do they handle houses owned outright? Just a ludicrous lowball?
Posted by: Joe Mannix


My guess is they avoid people without mortgages, because the loan info is how they get their prospects in the first place.

But who knows, maybe they also target old people who are ignorant of their property's actual market value.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at January 26, 2022 03:32 PM (RLQkG)

186 McConnell told a room full of donors, lobbyists, and in-cycle senators that he would not be putting forward an agenda outlining the priorities for his conference
........

But you should totes Send Money.

Posted by: wth at January 26, 2022 03:32 PM (v0R5T)

187 They'll have to take me out of my house in a wooden box. Probably.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 26, 2022 03:32 PM (II3Gr)

188 We already had a party of Know Nothings...
Posted by: Nova local at January 26, 2022


***
And still do. . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 26, 2022 03:32 PM (txdEq)

189 fuking Blackrock leaves me a phone call once a week offering to buy my house..."hi, I'm rachel, and this is embarassing but I'd like to buy your house...I'm an investor...blah blah blah"

anyone else getting this shit?
Posted by: Tim Riggins at January 26, 2022 03:21 PM (ZZK0E)

"This is embarrassing but" is not a legit business come-on

Posted by: ... at January 26, 2022 03:32 PM (NjBVB)

190 Yes Republicans "consider" a lot of things they'll never do, if it will get them a positive mention on Faux Snooze.
And Mark Levin, or any other mouthpiece.

These guys know the game; fool the rubes.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 26, 2022 03:32 PM (MFphb)

191

34,076.34 -221.39 (-0.65%)
As of 03:31PM EST. Market open.

Posted by: DJIA Deathwatch at January 26, 2022 03:33 PM (xn0Ie)

192 Good job to GOPe (some at least) for noticing that they can try to protect their phony baloney jobs by pandering to people with legitimate concerns about mRNA vaccine safety and efficacy.

Bang up job. Just enough to be better than fascist tyrants and domestic terrorists. I think I just creamed my lack of pants.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at January 26, 2022 03:33 PM (SH2Zi)

193 152 lol. What budget?

Posted by: wth at January 26, 2022 03:28 PM (v0R5T)

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Exactly. Why do they even bother with the Kabuki anymore? The "debt ceiling" has become an absurd, laughable, exponentially-ever-increasing joke of a debt FLOOR.

Just print and spend to infinity on everything!

Posted by: ShainS -- A faculty lounge, if you can keep it. at January 26, 2022 03:33 PM (A803X)

194 yeah, we are in ventura county. it's all the LA folk wanting to get out of LA since they can work remotely now.
Posted by: IC - #FJB at January 26, 2022 03:31 PM (hV9ir)
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I can see getting the hell out of Los Angeles if you don't need to be there. I don't grok staying in California.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 26, 2022 03:33 PM (DU+/6)

195 Re annoying phone calls, get a Digitone call blocker. I have one, and love it. You can block any number, or any sequence of numbers, or even entire area codes if you want.

You can also block by name, for those a-holes who use a different number every time they call. It is pre-programmed to block those V123456789 numbers, too.

We rarely get bogus phone calls any more. I guess the word is out.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 26, 2022 03:33 PM (6aC/1)

196 Article in the Morning Report about the GOP will do nothing if they retake the Senate. Here it is:

https://thefederalist.com/2022/01/25/ republicans-plan-to-win-back-the-senate- then-do-nothing-per-usual/

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 26, 2022 03:33 PM (s2VJv)

197 You and I may be what's left of the constituency for controlled government spending.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 26, 2022 03:23 PM (LvTSG)

---

The last time I made this suggestion, Gabe Malor lost his shit and said I was nuts, that it was illegal to do my suggestion.

So, what was my suggestion? If we really want a balanced budget, then make it so that governmental salaries are tied to the budget, and if they spend more than they take in, then they don't get paid. Just like in the small business owner world.

Crazy. I know.

Posted by: Darth Randall at January 26, 2022 03:33 PM (3TihK)

198 "There! There is the GOPe, standing like a wall of cooked spaghetti!

*apologies to Stonewall Jackson"

Posted by: Beartooth at January 26, 2022 03:34 PM (Xt/bY)

199 187 They'll have to take me out of my house in a wooden box. Probably.

If you do it right, they'll have to use Ziploc bags and Mason jars...

Posted by: Sailor Jerry at January 26, 2022 03:34 PM (C8404)

200 I'm done being a sucker for the GOP.

Posted by: West at January 26, 2022 03:34 PM (QY+6a)

201 When they call about the car warranties, tell them it's a 1943 Patton C model tank. See what they quote you.

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 26, 2022 03:34 PM (GwxCX)

202 I'd really be scared if they listed an actual vehicle for her.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

Are you sure that Tatiana did not vote by Biden?
Posted by: whig at January 26, 2022


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Might have. Though I haven't seen a voter registration card or election ticket addressed to her.

Yet.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 26, 2022 03:34 PM (txdEq)

203 Really, I feel like Republicans winning Congress with absolutely nothing more than, "We're not Democrats" is actually a net positive thing.

Why? Because Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy suck. I don't want them having a mandate more detailed than, "Stop Biden and Democrats."

Let Trump or DeSantis dictate the Republican platform in 2024 when they win the nomination for president. Better than what Luntz would tell McCarthy to say.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 26, 2022 03:34 PM (LvTSG)

204 "This is embarrassing but" is not a legit business come-on

At best its an attempt to seem folksy and generate sympathy with a valid flipper. The postcards my bro gets look cheap as hell but they're probably valid enough. There's just no way that they'll offer enough to justify the expense and trouble of moving.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2022 03:34 PM (KZzsI)

205 The kraken Grotto has about doubled in value in 3 years. I hate moving though.

Posted by: kraken at January 26, 2022 03:34 PM (6Je/Q)

206 Remember the replacement for Obamacare? Neither do I.

Posted by: Mean Tweets at January 26, 2022 03:34 PM (BOJAx)

207 Wow. Russia just threw down the gauntlet. No SWIFT for Russia? No oil, gas or precious metals for Europe.

Posted by: Ernie McCracken at January 26, 2022 03:35 PM (mVdWB)

208 My guess is they avoid people without mortgages, because the loan info is how they get their prospects in the first place.

But who knows, maybe they also target old people who are ignorant of their property's actual market value.
Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales

My house is paid off and I get a few robo calls a week offering cash to buy. Of course, I don't follow up.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 26, 2022 03:35 PM (mD/uy)

209 We already had a party of Know Nothings...
Posted by: Nova local at January 26, 2022
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We have a party of a Deficit in Knowing things.

You just have to listen to Dems string words together.

Posted by: Axeman at January 26, 2022 03:35 PM (XHhHI)

210 GOPe's in a tough situation on this one. If they do it, the media will say mean things. If they don't, their big business paymasters will likely be angry.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 26, 2022 03:35 PM (ZGrMX)

211 Your brother obviously doesn't live in California.
Posted by: LASue at January 26, 2022 03:27 PM (Ed8Zd)

seriously. we get remax agents knocking on our door asking us if we want to sell. and willing to pay a million for a 1800 sq ft home.
Posted by: IC - #FJB at January 26, 2022 03:29 PM (hV9ir)


True dat. I just did a 1600 sq ft home - converted garage that a contractor had started fixing up and never finished - state of the art kitchen 1973 (first update to 50's home), 3 bed 2 bath stones throw from freeway sound wall (close your eyes and you can hear the ocean), neighbor with a prolific 4' high weed garden... asking 1.8, went into multiples within 24 hours of hitting the MLS. San Jose CA. Don't know what the final price was.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 26, 2022 03:35 PM (wAnMi)

212 If the GOP retakes congress, they'll do what they always do: whatever will make Democrats like them.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at January 26, 2022 03:35 PM (p+1gI)

213 fuking Blackrock leaves me a phone call once a week offering to buy my house..."hi, I'm rachel, and this is embarassing but I'd like to buy your house...I'm an investor...blah blah blah"

anyone else getting this shit?

Posted by: Tim Riggins at January 26, 2022 03:21 PM (ZZK0E)

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In the future, Blackrock will own everything -- and you will like it.

Posted by: ShainS -- A faculty lounge, if you can keep it. at January 26, 2022 03:35 PM (A803X)

214 Update on #174

Bloomberg Economics @economics; 6h
Denmark wants to end virus restrictions and reclassify Covid-19 as a disease that no longer poses a threat to society

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 26, 2022 03:35 PM (UHVv4)

215 You and I may be what's left of the constituency for controlled government spending.

I'll join your sad, lonely club. I've been bitching about the lack or ordinary budget process since I showed up here.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 26, 2022 03:35 PM (3YVs3)

216
This reminds me of when I Closed on my house. As I was signing all the pages, I noticed the owner charged me for the Heating Oil still in the tank!

I paused for a moment, pondered whether to argue this nonsense, but then just kept signing.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at January 26, 2022 03:35 PM (RLQkG)

217 197 So, what was my suggestion? If we really want a balanced budget, then make it so that governmental salaries are tied to the budget, and if they spend more than they take in, then they don't get paid. Just like in the small business owner world.

Crazy. I know.
Posted by: Darth Randall at January 26, 2022 03:33 PM (3TihK)

===========

Outside of a constitutional amendment brought on by an Article V convention or just outright collapse of the government, nothing's going to happen to right the financial ship of the federal government.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 26, 2022 03:35 PM (LvTSG)

218 So, what was my suggestion? If we really want a balanced budget, then make it so that governmental salaries are tied to the budget, and if they spend more than they take in, then they don't get paid. Just like in the small business owner world.

Crazy. I know.
Posted by: Darth Randall at January 26, 2022 03:33 PM (3TihK)
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I like a different approach. The cabinet and president and congress should have to sequester their assets upon assumption of their office. If they pass a budget that is underwater, their own asset base gets reduced proportionally. Spend 10% more than your revenue? Assets go down by 10% and are transferred to the Treasury. Spend 5% less than your revenue? Treasury increases your assets by 5% as a dividend.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 26, 2022 03:36 PM (DU+/6)

219 Wow. Russia just threw down the gauntlet. No SWIFT for Russia? No oil, gas or precious metals for Europe.

Posted by: Ernie McCracken at January 26, 2022 03:35 PM (mVdWB)
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What?! Joe told me that was Europe's handle on Russia, not the other way around.

Posted by: Axeman at January 26, 2022 03:36 PM (XHhHI)

220 I don't know why, but I just remembered I used to hope for a Liz Cheney/John Bolton ticket.


Doooooh.

Posted by: LASue at January 26, 2022 03:36 PM (Ed8Zd)

221 I get the constant drumbeat of offers for low-cost car insurance (ha, I'm in Lousy-ana) and for a vehicle extended warranty. We all get those last. But somehow one of my late cats got on a list somewhere, and I get hard copy mail for extended warranties addressed to "Tatiana Sibirsky."
------------------

I once got a phone call asking to speak to Max.

"Sure, I guess. He's underneath the table, licking his balls."

Long silence ensues.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 26, 2022 03:36 PM (6aC/1)

222
The Lesson You Learn At Closing:

There are always "surprises" in the agreement that always cost you more $$. Always.

Same goes for buying a car.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at January 26, 2022 03:37 PM (RLQkG)

223 fuking Blackrock leaves me a phone call once a week offering to buy my house..."hi, I'm rachel, and this is embarassing but I'd like to buy your house...I'm an investor...blah blah blah"

anyone else getting this shit?


I get calls for a house I sold 18 months ago.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at January 26, 2022 03:37 PM (SchxB)

224 McConnell told a room full of donors, lobbyists, and in-cycle senators that he would not be putting forward an agenda outlining the priorities for his conference
.........

"HIS" conference? Maybe the dumbfuck should ask Trump to do it.

Posted by: wth at January 26, 2022 03:37 PM (v0R5T)

225 215 You and I may be what's left of the constituency for controlled government spending.

I'll join your sad, lonely club. I've been bitching about the lack or ordinary budget process since I showed up here.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 26, 2022 03:35 PM (3YVs3)

==========

When Paul Ryan, financial hawk of the GOP, refused to reestablish regular budgetary order when Trump was elected...that was the day any hope for fiscal sanity died.

Not that Ryan's plan was all that fiscally sane, but he was pretty much the only one in power who even talked about it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 26, 2022 03:37 PM (LvTSG)

226 Wow. Russia just threw down the gauntlet. No SWIFT for Russia? No oil, gas or precious metals for Europe.

Posted by: Ernie McCracken at January 26, 2022 03:35 PM (mVdWB)

Your proposal is acceptable.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at January 26, 2022 03:37 PM (SH2Zi)

227 They will decrease the proposed increase in funding for mandates and call it a win.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 26, 2022 03:37 PM (F4b8f)

228 Denmark wants to end virus restrictions and reclassify Covid-19 as a disease that no longer poses a threat to society
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 26, 2022 03:35 PM (UHVv4)
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** The sound of Karen heads exploding worldwide. **

Posted by: Axeman at January 26, 2022 03:37 PM (XHhHI)

229 216
This reminds me of when I Closed on my house. As I was signing all the pages, I noticed the owner charged me for the Heating Oil still in the tank!

I paused for a moment, pondered whether to argue this nonsense, but then just kept signing.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at January 26, 2022 03:35 PM (RLQkG)

Your agent should've spotted that. It's a negotiable item and one that is often charged (I believe0.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 26, 2022 03:37 PM (KbCG3)

230 The kraken Grotto has about doubled in value in 3 years. I hate moving though.

The problem is that anything you'd move *to* has also doubled in value in 3 years.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 26, 2022 03:38 PM (ZGrMX)

231 Bloomberg Economics @economics; 6h
Denmark wants to end virus restrictions and reclassify Covid-19 as a disease that no longer poses a threat to society
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 26, 2022 03:35 PM (UHVv4)
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The Eurocrats must be going nuts. Johnson opened the floodgates. And he's under investigation now for violating COVID restrictions.

So at least we finally have an answer on what it will take for a power player to get in trouble for violating COVID rules: plan to remove COVID rules.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 26, 2022 03:38 PM (DU+/6)

232 There's plenty of time for Republicans to engineer a Grand Loss of the House and Senate.... again.

Posted by: torabora at January 26, 2022 03:38 PM (WnpTB)

233 I'm done being a sucker for the GOP.
Posted by: West

Agreed. JD Vance is running for OH Senator. I haven't had a chance to go to one of his townhalls yet. To be fair, he has held a ton of them and is saying all the right things. But, if I get to one, he is going to be asked questions that no one has ever asked him before. Who knows if it would make a difference anyway.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 26, 2022 03:38 PM (mD/uy)

234 Found this on Lew Rockwell: The Great American Hospicide

https://bit.ly/3KJRtwF

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 26, 2022 03:38 PM (5HBd1)

235 O ye of little faith.

Posted by: DaveA at January 26, 2022 03:38 PM (FhXTo)

236 So while we are talking about defunding....


Let's talk about universal pre-K, and this most recent study of the negative impacts to students.

Yes.....negative.

https://tinyurl.com/yee2ex5d

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at January 26, 2022 03:38 PM (3D/fK)

237 Good Lord, Full Diaper Joe is having a bad day.

RNC Research put out this clip with a partial transcript that was actually generous to Biden.

Their transcript: "When I went to Dearborn, driving that, eh, you know, uh, was up there, uh...I don't know, man."

bonhomme's transcript: "but uh, um, I uhmight p-point out your uh, when I went to Dearborn, driving that, uh, you know, whawuz up there? I don't know, man I. It uh, I think the press thought I was crazy I enjoyed so much going up uh on your new EV factory in uh, in that uh that Hummer."

Posted by: bonhomme at January 26, 2022 03:38 PM (RaNzC)

238 fuking Blackrock leaves me a phone call once a week offering to buy my house..."hi, I'm rachel, and this is embarassing but I'd like to buy your house...I'm an investor...blah blah blah"

Interrupts. "What are you wearing, Rachel?"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 26, 2022 03:38 PM (6aC/1)

239 I get the constant drumbeat of offers for low-cost car insurance (ha, I'm in Lousy-ana) and for a vehicle extended warranty. We all get those last. But somehow one of my late cats got on a list somewhere, and I get hard copy mail for extended warranties addressed to "Tatiana Sibirsky."
------------------

I once got a phone call asking to speak to Max.

"Sure, I guess. He's underneath the table, licking his balls."

Long silence ensues.
==
I used to answer caller ID calls from telemarketers using a donald trump voice. My kids were horrified. Most of the telemarketers got a kick out of it.

Posted by: its a boring job, but sanjay's gotta eat at January 26, 2022 03:38 PM (mopa1)

240 Tim Riggins,

Tell the Blackrock rep that you will sell your home for $50 million dollars.

Posted by: Ernie McCracken at January 26, 2022 03:39 PM (mVdWB)

241
The last time I made this suggestion, Gabe Malor lost his shit and said I was nuts, that it was illegal to do my suggestion.

So, what was my suggestion? If we really want a balanced budget, then make it so that governmental salaries are tied to the budget, and if they spend more than they take in, then they don't get paid. Just like in the small business owner world.

Crazy. I know.
Posted by: Darth Randall at January 26, 2022 03:33 PM (3TihK)

Taxes would have to skyrocket, even if we cut 95% of all current discretionary government services (like defense, doj, doe, etc) - entitlements and interest on the enormous debt (aka mandatory spending) is $4.018T in 2022 - in 2021, the US govt collected $4.05T. So, we'd have a deficit before we paid anyone else. That's how bad this has gotten...and then the fed wants to raise rates...so the interest on the debt only goes up.

Posted by: Nova local at January 26, 2022 03:39 PM (exHjb)

242 At one point Joe Biden began rambling about driving a (Corvette?) in Dearborn .. before completely falling apart as he veered off script.

"When I went to Dearborn, driving that, eh, you know, uh, was up there, uh .. I don't know, man," said Biden.

Posted by: SMOD at January 26, 2022 03:39 PM (RHGPo)

243 Link to the tweet: https://bit.ly/3u33I1m

Posted by: bonhomme at January 26, 2022 03:39 PM (RaNzC)

244 What?! Joe told me that was Europe's handle on Russia, not the other way around.
Posted by: Axeman at January 26, 2022 03:36 PM (XHhHI)
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In the blovating, idiot asshole's own words:

And, look, I think you're going to see -- for example, everybody talks about how Russia has control over the energy supply that Europe absorbs. Well, guess what? That -- that money that they earn from that makes about 45 percent of the economy. I don't see that as a one-way street. They go ahead and cut it off -- it's like my mother used to say: "You bite your nose off to spite your face." It's not like they have all these wonderful choices out there

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 26, 2022 03:39 PM (DU+/6)

245 When they call about the car warranties, tell them it's a 1943 Patton C model tank. See what they quote you.

I asked for a quote on a 1965 Mustang, they didn't seem as interested in talking to me anymore.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at January 26, 2022 03:39 PM (SchxB)

246 At best its an attempt to seem folksy and generate sympathy with a valid flipper. The postcards my bro gets look cheap as hell but they're probably valid enough. There's just no way that they'll offer enough to justify the expense and trouble of moving.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2022 03:34 PM (KZzsI)

Has the emotional manipulation hallmark of a scammer. And it's the opener.

Posted by: ... at January 26, 2022 03:40 PM (NjBVB)

247 "I think the press thought I was crazy I enjoyed so much going up uh on your new EV factory in uh, in that uh that Hummer."
Posted by: bonhomme at January 26, 2022 03:38 PM (RaNzC)
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Just to be clear, that statement was not about Kamala.

Posted by: Axeman at January 26, 2022 03:40 PM (XHhHI)

248 Ernie McCracken? I met your brother Phil in College

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2022 03:40 PM (KZzsI)

249 Willowed,
The anti-Catholic bigot who invented separation of church and state out of whole cloth and declared Korematsu kosher? C'mon now. Once Hugo Black, you never go back. Posted by: J.J. Sefton

Look to Black's later opinions on free speech etc. Black originally supported Gobitis but both he and Justice Douglas changed their votes on Barnette partially because the US was at war with Nazi Germany and its blood oaths to its leaders.
In Engel v. Vitale, the vote was 6-1 on the court and Hugo was more or less arguing consistently that forced speech is not allowed whether a secular pledge or a religious one as a condition of attending schools. His opinion on government aid to religious schools in Everson v. Wall actually cited the Jefferson letter as allowing NJ to aid religious schools regarding bus fares which was later extended by the court. Re Korematsu, by that time, FDR had appointed 8 out of 9 judges and it was in the middle of the war. There is some evidence that FDR misled the justices re intel.

Supposedly, Black regretted his opinion in Korematsu and did vote quite differently on segregation shortly thereafter.

Posted by: whig at January 26, 2022 03:40 PM (Iq9dF)

250 Went to a dealership nearby. No new car inventory to buy. They said I could " order one". I laughed, then I asked " how long" until it came. They got even shiftier than normal about that.

Think I'll wait.

Posted by: kraken at January 26, 2022 03:40 PM (6Je/Q)

251 97 fuking Blackrock leaves me a phone call once a week offering to buy my house..."hi, I'm rachel, and this is embarassing but I'd like to buy your house...I'm an investor...blah blah blah"

anyone else getting this shit?


not from blackrock. we get postcards and stuff done using a font that is supposed to look like handwriting.

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at January 26, 2022 03:40 PM (MbgKo)

252 I recently got two unsolicited texts offering to buy the house. Definitely a scam. But the market here is so hot realtors go door to door to ask you to sell.

Posted by: banana Dream at January 26, 2022 03:40 PM (Q51xq)

253 222
The Lesson You Learn At Closing:

There are always "surprises" in the agreement that always cost you more $$. Always.

Same goes for buying a car.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at January 26, 2022 03:37 PM (RLQkG)

That's why placing a pistol right in front of you on the table is good negotiating.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Wrecker. Hoarder. at January 26, 2022 03:40 PM (II3Gr)

254 When Paul Ryan, financial hawk of the GOP, refused to reestablish regular budgetary order when Trump was elected...that was the day any hope for fiscal sanity died.

Not that Ryan's plan was all that fiscally sane, but he was pretty much the only one in power who even talked about it.


At this point, there's an entire segment, a significantly large one, of journalists who've never lived under the ordinary rules, never seen it or heard of it, or reported on it. Set aside that they are mendacious Democrat twats the lot of them, how do you even publicly advocate to a return to a process that they don't remember?

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 26, 2022 03:40 PM (3YVs3)

255 This busty blonde in a bikini top and short shorts has an IQ over 50, so she isn't hopeful that the GOP will accomplish much if anything that anybody actually wants after the retake congress:
https://is.gd/S0lESV

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 26, 2022 03:41 PM (DU+/6)

256
But can you imagine charging your buyer for a measly 1/4th of a tank of heating oil? That's what it was, a quarter tank.

Talk about nickel-and-diming someone.

Talk about squeezing a buyer.

Bush league bullshit.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at January 26, 2022 03:41 PM (RLQkG)

257 Denmark wants to end virus restrictions and reclassify Covid-19 as a disease that no longer poses a threat to society
Posted by: andycanuck

** The sound of Karen heads exploding worldwide. **
Posted by: Axeman

I'll take "What is the prettiest sound in the Universe" for $2000, Alex.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 26, 2022 03:41 PM (uXonU)

258 Taxes would have to skyrocket, even if we cut 95% of all current discretionary government services (like defense, doj, doe, etc) - entitlements and interest on the enormous debt (aka mandatory spending) is $4.018T in 2022 - in 2021, the US govt collected $4.05T. So, we'd have a deficit before we paid anyone else. That's how bad this has gotten...and then the fed wants to raise rates...so the interest on the debt only goes up.
==
Its all over but the shoutin' really. We needed a bankruptcy negotiator and we got one. But they got rid of him.

Posted by: its not going to be pretty at January 26, 2022 03:41 PM (J0Gxj)

259 For a breakdown of the entitlements from thebalance.com

"Mandatory spending is estimated to be $4.018 trillion in FY 2022. This category includes entitlement programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and unemployment compensation. It also includes welfare programs such as Medicaid.

Social Security will be the biggest expense, budgeted at $1.196 trillion. It's followed by Medicare at $766 billion and Medicaid at $571 billion."

Posted by: Nova local at January 26, 2022 03:41 PM (exHjb)

260 21 It is amazing how well the Republican strategy of doing nothing works for them. Right now they're on track to win back Congress in 2022 and the Presidency in 2024.

It doesn't do much for the country though, but they do alright for themselves.
Posted by: zmdavid at January 26, 2022 03:10 PM (xqRaG)

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Hmmmm. We're constantly told that our system only allows for two parties. If that is the case then we can safely say the system doesn't work. Or if that was the intention of the Founders than they were wrong.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at January 26, 2022 03:41 PM (T8H45)

261
not from blackrock. we get postcards and stuff done using a font that is supposed to look like handwriting.
Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at January 26, 2022 03:40 PM (MbgKo)

I get it all the time. The worst are the attorneys for the weed growers. They are aggressive.

Posted by: Warren Zevon at January 26, 2022 03:41 PM (9mPbX)

262 At one point Joe Biden began rambling about driving a (Corvette?) in Dearborn .. before completely falling apart as he veered off script.

"When I went to Dearborn, driving that, eh, you know, uh, was up there, uh .. I don't know, man," said Biden.
Posted by: SMOD

"And yeah, as I told my wife, Morgan Fairchild, yeah, um you know, that's the ticket!"

Posted by: Tonypete at January 26, 2022 03:41 PM (mD/uy)

263 "Gobitis" sounds like some kind of oral disease.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Wrecker. Hoarder. at January 26, 2022 03:42 PM (II3Gr)

264 So, what was my suggestion? If we really want a balanced budget, then make it so that governmental salaries are tied to the budget, and if they spend more than they take in, then they don't get paid. Just like in the small business owner world.

Crazy. I know.
Posted by: Darth Randall at January 26, 2022 03:33 PM (3TihK)
.........

Makes sense, so forget it.

Posted by: wth at January 26, 2022 03:42 PM (v0R5T)

265 At this point, there's an entire segment, a significantly large one, of journalists who've never lived under the ordinary rules, never seen it or heard of it, or reported on it. Set aside that they are mendacious Democrat twats the lot of them, how do you even publicly advocate to a return to a process that they don't remember?
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 26, 2022 03:40 PM (3YVs3)

255 This busty blonde in a bikini top and short shorts has an IQ over 50, so she isn't hopeful that the GOP will accomplish much if anything that anybody actually wants after the retake congress:
https://is.gd/S0lESV
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 26, 2022 03:41 PM (DU+/6)

==========

I was reading bear's lucid response to my comment,...and then...in the corner of my eye...I recognized Joe's formatting for a girly pic.

I was not strong, but I was rewarded handsomely.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 26, 2022 03:42 PM (LvTSG)

266 If we really want a balanced budget, then make it so that governmental salaries are tied to the budget, and if they spend more than they take in, then they don't get paid. Just like in the small business owner world.

"Hey, how can I advance myself that way!? I gotta pay for two houses!"
--Dan Crenshaw, dressed like superman

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2022 03:42 PM (KZzsI)

267 All that tells me is that you're not in Palo Alto or Mountain View, because real houses there go for a damn sight more than that.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 26, 2022 03:30 PM (DU+/6)


Palo Alto is the center of the universe. It's ripples on a pond outward. A bungalow near University, 1200 sq ft 2 bed 1 bath can run $5M. Granted, those old lots are big. I did a place in Los Gatos, literally on the freeway and one of the most travelled main drags, sound wall on 2 sides of backyard, stock 1968, 3 bed 2 bath - $2.5M. And that was 2 years ago. Even Monterey which has been largely stagnant has exploded. What I can't figure out is why. At least half of the homes I do the client is leaving the state. Somewhere a vacuum has to be forming - unless somebody is buying it up.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 26, 2022 03:42 PM (wAnMi)

268 Miss Linda has signed my late cat Tatiana up for free coupon giveaways, and her cats Marie and Angelique (though with *my* last name) for magazines. I want to sign *her* up for a heavy equipment or industrial lubricant catalog.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 26, 2022 03:42 PM (txdEq)

269 36 This reads like the kind of stuff you get from politicians trying to leap on a bandwagonwhen its underway.

How do you pronounce "doughty," anyway?/i]

I always heard it said DOW-tee"
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Now if you leave out the T then it's
Do We Cheat Them And How

Posted by: Ciampino at January 26, 2022 03:42 PM (qfLjt)

270 The Lesson You Learn At Closing:
There are always "surprises" in the agreement that always cost you more $$. Always.

Same goes for buying a car.
Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at January 26, 2022 03:37 PM (RLQkG)
++++
I've only bought one new car and one house, and this thankfully was not the case for me. On the car, I negotiated ruthlessly and I think they wanted me gone as much as I wanted to be gone. On the house, I might have just gotten lucky.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 26, 2022 03:43 PM (DU+/6)

271 PS - This is why the Fed can't raise rates much...debt interest on $30T and counting will overwhelm us too fast, so they'd prefer the inflation, making the debt "cheaper" if they can make us all "suck it"...

Posted by: Nova local at January 26, 2022 03:43 PM (exHjb)

272 I refinanced my house last year. It saved me about $800 a month. Then the city massively boosted it's tax rate which costs me about $700 more a month.

FML

Posted by: banana Dream at January 26, 2022 03:43 PM (Q51xq)

273 Taxes would have to skyrocket, even if we cut 95% of all current discretionary government services (like defense, doj, doe, etc) - entitlements and interest on the enormous debt (aka mandatory spending) is $4.018T in 2022 - in 2021, the US govt collected $4.05T. So, we'd have a deficit before we paid anyone else. That's how bad this has gotten...and then the fed wants to raise rates...so the interest on the debt only goes up.
Posted by: Nova local at January 26, 2022 03:39 PM (exHjb)

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When I made this suggestion, I think we were still under 10 trillion in debt.

Posted by: Darth Randall at January 26, 2022 03:43 PM (3TihK)

274
Miss Linda has signed my late cat Tatiana up for free coupon giveaways, and her cats Marie and Angelique (though with *my* last name) for magazines. I want to sign *her* up for a heavy equipment or industrial lubricant catalog.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius



Get your Cat a Tax Emption Number. That would be impressive.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at January 26, 2022 03:44 PM (RLQkG)

275 McConnell told a room full of donors, lobbyists, and in-cycle senators that he would not be putting forward an agenda outlining the priorities for his conference
........


I understand this strategy- its much easier to criticize than to lead, just like its easier to edit than to write, easier to modify than to create, and easier to comment than to blog. But since we want a majority to help Trump (or Desantis) and replace Thomas (God forbid, but its unlikely he works another 6 years) I'll take what we can get however we can get it.

Posted by: LASue at January 26, 2022 03:44 PM (Ed8Zd)

276 Oh come on, guys. The GOP will DEFINITELY start getting down to business if they get the majority back. You know they wouldn't lie to us.

Posted by: Andy_in_Colorado at January 26, 2022 03:44 PM (CBrao)

277 "When I went to Dearborn, driving that, eh, you know, uh, was up there, uh .. I don't know, man," said Biden.
--------------

Well said, Joe.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 26, 2022 03:44 PM (6aC/1)

278 Joe going up in a Hummer?? I thought the Prez and VP didn't travel together for security reasons??

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 26, 2022 03:44 PM (UHVv4)

279 263 "Gobitis" sounds like some kind of oral disease.

Posted by: Insomniac

Well high court rulings are often infectious to lower courts.

Posted by: whig at January 26, 2022 03:44 PM (Iq9dF)

280 When you buy a car make clear at the beginning you aren't going to pay for a Tracker. 5 hours into the deal I was told about the $800 tracker.

Fuckers. Then when I got the car they only had one key.

Still livid.
$7000 to go and it's mine.

Remember....no tracker AND TWO keys.

Also check for gas in tank, a spare tire and a jack.

Posted by: torabora at January 26, 2022 03:44 PM (WnpTB)

281 dayam, joe!

Posted by: Tim Riggins at January 26, 2022 03:44 PM (ZZK0E)

282 I thought Joe drove an eighteen wheeler.

Posted by: wth at January 26, 2022 03:45 PM (v0R5T)

283 > Even Monterey which has been largely stagnant has exploded. What I can't figure out is why. At least half of the homes I do the client is leaving the state.

Rental home until they're ready to cash it all in?

Posted by: bonhomme at January 26, 2022 03:45 PM (RaNzC)

284 Part of the reason realtors go door to door asking if you want to sell is simple.
No inventory.
The USA is down about 7 million housing units, last time I looked.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 26, 2022 03:45 PM (jTmQV)

285 Then the city massively boosted it's tax rate which costs me about $700 more a month.

Well... I guess you're better off than you would have been without the ReFi at least.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2022 03:45 PM (KZzsI)

286 Denmark wants to end virus restrictions and reclassify Covid-19 as a disease that no longer poses a threat to society
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 26, 2022 03:35 PM (UHVv4)

Meanwhile in the Democratic Peoples Republic of Austria, Gunther Von Hardtbach was shot trying to escape. Government officials are reported to say, "Der Sweinhunde had it coming since he refused the 8th vaccination shot. We will have no more trouble with him."

Posted by: Beartooth at January 26, 2022 03:45 PM (Xt/bY)

287 yeah, Paul Ryan in 2011 letting obama keep his porkulus slush fund was a kick to the nads.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at January 26, 2022 03:45 PM (ZZK0E)

288 257 the sound would be satisfying, but the visual needs to be like the face/melt in Raiders

Posted by: Dogbert at January 26, 2022 03:45 PM (Z9HSN)

289 I refinanced my house last year. It saved me about $800 a month. Then the city massively boosted it's tax rate which costs me about $700 more a month.

FML
Posted by: banana Dream at January 26, 2022 03:43 PM (Q51xq)
++++
$8,400 a year in *additional* property taxes? Where the hell do you live?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 26, 2022 03:45 PM (DU+/6)

290 anyone else getting this shit?

not from blackrock. we get postcards and stuff done using a font that is supposed to look like handwriting.
Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at January 26, 2022 03:40 PM (MbgKo)


There's basically 2 types here - either realtors or investment companies. The latter will buy anything in any condition. Realtors usually try the handwriting or envelopes that look like bills and you need to open. Typical start is "I have buyers looking for a home..." usually something like coming into state, love your area or home, try to make it personal. I used to do a lot of these for the ex. It really can be effective.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 26, 2022 03:46 PM (wAnMi)

291 But somehow one of my late cats got on a list somewhere, and I get hard copy mail for extended warranties addressed to "Tatiana Sibirsky."

I'd really be scared if they listed an actual vehicle for her.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 26, 2022 03:31 PM (txdEq)

!

Posted by: Toonces at January 26, 2022 03:46 PM (Ojki1)

292 The USA is down about 7 million housing units, last time I looked.
Posted by: gourmand du jour at

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consider the feds are relocating a million illegals a year and we're probably giving each one a free house, along with free healthcare and college and free get out of jail cards, yeah, they're slupring up properties.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at January 26, 2022 03:46 PM (ZZK0E)

293 250 Went to a dealership nearby. No new car inventory to buy. They said I could " order one". I laughed, then I asked " how long" until it came. They got even shiftier than normal about that.

Think I'll wait.
Posted by: kraken at January 26, 2022 03:40 PM

We just bought a new truck. It was almost 9,000 more than we paid a year ago. It's crazy.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 26, 2022 03:46 PM (9mPbX)

294 Part of the reason realtors go door to door asking if you want to sell is simple.
No inventory.
The USA is down about 7 million housing units, last time I looked.
Posted by: gourmand du jour

It's location dependent then. Because they are building neighborhoods left and right around the metroplex in DFW.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 26, 2022 03:46 PM (uXonU)

295 PS - and in what I included above, I want to emphasize military spending is "discretionary" so add an estimated $715 billion directly to the deficit before you start.

Entitlements have to be fixed. No one EVER wants to fix them. So the only way out is massive inflation, massive older and poor person death, or both. I used to share this "doomsday" scenario with my spouse in 2016 when it was becoming obvious...

Posted by: Nova local at January 26, 2022 03:47 PM (exHjb)

296 Social Security will be the biggest expense, budgeted at $1.196 trillion. It's followed by Medicare at $766 billion and Medicaid at $571 billion."
Posted by: Nova local at January 26, 2022 03:41 PM (exHjb)


Perhaps this explains the dems response to covid- doing everything possible to get rid of the oldsters. Then voila! the budget is fixed.

Posted by: LASue at January 26, 2022 03:47 PM (Ed8Zd)

297 ... Their transcript: "When I went to Dearborn, driving that, eh, you know, uh, was up there, uh...I don't know, man." ...
Posted by: bonhomme at January 26, 2022 03:38 PM (RaNzC)
++++
I just heard it in the link someone posted up there. He sounds flat-out drunk. This is not a good day for him, apparently (or whenever he said it).

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 26, 2022 03:47 PM (DU+/6)

298 I hope the GOP takes the controversial stances of being anti child molester and believing parents are responsible for their children.

I can dream, can't I?

Posted by: Regular joe relentlessly upping the ante at January 26, 2022 03:48 PM (njVMJ)

299 I know its a lot in maintainance and repairs but I wouldn't buy anything drivable older than, say, 2000. At a certain point you just cannot work on your own car, and by 2010 or so everything had a computer on it that can be remotely accessed. No thank you.

There's a reason every car show works on exclusively stuff from 25 years ago or older

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2022 03:48 PM (KZzsI)

300 Went to a dealership nearby. No new car inventory to buy. They said I could " order one". I laughed, then I asked " how long" until it came. They got even shiftier than normal about that.

Think I'll wait.


It's so bad the dealer here opted for a personalized plate: MT LOT

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at January 26, 2022 03:48 PM (SchxB)

301 Uh, the vaccine mandate costs nothing, so how in the hell does this do anything?

In fact, by firing Federal Employees, or Military, is SAVES the government money.

An order that uses no resources, cannot be stopped by saying 'don't spend money on this'.

Kabuki, funny how it rhymes with GOPe

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 26, 2022 03:48 PM (oHd/0)

302 I wanted those scam artists to buy the place on the river. It would have been the biggest mistake of their career. And it would have gotten rid of the squatters. But somehow family members think they will find time to hire a lawyer to legally clear the place out, then clean it up, then fence it to keep the squatters out, all while dealing with the other stuff in their lives. And the squatters continue to have a place to live.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 26, 2022 03:48 PM (5HBd1)

303 Are there a lot of Horde members who plan to vote Republican above their governor's race in the near-future?

Informal poll. It's a, "No," for me, Dawg. I'm done voting for Evil, greater or lesser. I refuse to willingly choose the instrument of my own destruction.

But every man has his own reasons.

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at January 26, 2022 03:49 PM (3iL53)

304 Went to a dealership nearby. No new car inventory to buy. They said I could " order one". I laughed, then I asked " how long" until it came. They got even shiftier than normal about that.

Think I'll wait.
Posted by: kraken at January 26, 2022 03:40 PM (6Je/Q)
++++
Around here, cars are marketed in one of two ways:
1. Order custom from the factor and accept a ludicrously long lead time and we'll cut you a deal on the MSRP.
2. Order from inventory and pucker up to the tune of thousands above MSRP.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 26, 2022 03:49 PM (DU+/6)

305 The man formerly known as Prince Andrew is requesting a jury trial?

Hoooooo boy this is going to be a train wreck and I'm here for it.

Posted by: bonhomme at January 26, 2022 03:49 PM (RaNzC)

306 Does Joe make that airhorn signal when he sees an 18 wheeler?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, resolved to lurking at January 26, 2022 03:49 PM (8SY6X)

307 #273 they can't raise taxes.
But they can print.

Which is why they will not raise rates more than a teeny tiny amount. And keep printing.
There is a way out.
Drill baby drill.
And nuclear power.
Dumshits haven't figured that out

Posted by: torabora at January 26, 2022 03:49 PM (WnpTB)

308 300 Went to a dealership nearby. No new car inventory to buy. They said I could " order one". I laughed, then I asked " how long" until it came. They got even shiftier than normal about that.

Think I'll wait.

It's so bad the dealer here opted for a personalized plate: MT LOT
Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at January 26, 2022 03:48 PM (SchxB)

Trent Lott's cousin?

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 26, 2022 03:49 PM (oHd/0)

309 296 Social Security will be the biggest expense, budgeted at $1.196 trillion. It's followed by Medicare at $766 billion and Medicaid at $571 billion."
Posted by: Nova local at January 26, 2022 03:41 PM (exHjb)


Perhaps this explains the dems response to covid- doing everything possible to get rid of the oldsters. Then voila! the budget is fixed.
Posted by: LASue at January 26, 2022 03:47 PM (Ed8Zd)

2.5 Trillion. Every year. Off the top. And climbing. They're almost as bad as a GMC Pension Program!

Posted by: kraken at January 26, 2022 03:49 PM (6Je/Q)

310 It's location dependent then. Because they are building neighborhoods left and right around the metroplex in DFW.

Lotta people moving into red states. Pouring into places like Texas, Kentucky, etc. To get the hell out of places like Oregon, New York, and California.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2022 03:50 PM (KZzsI)

311 Trent Lott's cousin?

Maybe Ben will drop by and explain it.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at January 26, 2022 03:50 PM (SchxB)

312 BTW some good news. Netflix has burned through $100 billion in market cap in the last week and is absolutely hemorraging subscribers.

You want the woke crap in entertainment to end? Just wait until a couple of the high profile streaming services implode.

Posted by: Ernie McCracken at January 26, 2022 03:50 PM (NojKU)

313 303 Are there a lot of Horde members who plan to vote Republican above their governor's race in the near-future?

Informal poll. It's a, "No," for me, Dawg. I'm done voting for Evil, greater or lesser. I refuse to willingly choose the instrument of my own destruction.

But every man has his own reasons.
Posted by: insurgens ad opus at January 26, 2022 03:49 PM (3iL53)

Since Dems are literally the party of death, yes, until there's a viable alternative, I'm always voting Repub above the line, unless the Repub is pro-choice or votes the pro-choice way while lip syncing pro-life stuff. The Catholic faith has always been clear - you vote the lesser of 2 evils when both are bad, and the Dems can't be out-eviled.

Posted by: Nova local at January 26, 2022 03:50 PM (exHjb)

314 The GOP is worthless as tits on Mike Obama.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 26, 2022 03:50 PM (a5d7/)

315 Which is why they will not raise rates more than a teeny tiny amount. And keep printing.
There is a way out.
Drill baby drill.
And nuclear power.
Dumshits haven't figured that out
Posted by: torabora at January 26, 2022 03:49 PM (WnpTB)

Last estimate I can find, which is from 2009, says the land the Fed Government OWNS (large parts of the Western States) was worth $23 TRILLION back then.

As the Feds are not supposed to own land unless it is actually using it anyway... start to sell, but ONLY to American Citizens.

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 26, 2022 03:51 PM (oHd/0)

316
Remember....no tracker AND TWO keys.

Also check for gas in tank, a spare tire and a jack.
Posted by: torabora at January 26, 2022 03:44 PM (WnpTB)

What is a tracker?

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 26, 2022 03:51 PM (9mPbX)

317 296 Social Security will be the biggest expense, budgeted at $1.196 trillion. It's followed by Medicare at $766 billion and Medicaid at $571 billion."

---

see, all we have to do is print, uh, 3 trillion a year and keep interest rates low...which just requires some foreign country to be suckers and buy our debt at below market rates.

remember Jimy Carter fucked up so bad that the prime rate went to 11-18%. If that happened, the debt service would blow up America. We'd have to cancel Reid federally funded gay cowboy poetry.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at January 26, 2022 03:51 PM (ZZK0E)

318 Rental home until they're ready to cash it all in?
Posted by: bonhomme at January 26, 2022 03:45 PM (RaNzC)


I have a home in Carmel I've been renting out for years. I really REALLY should raise the rent, but the tenants are fucking dream tenants. I do know that parts of the East Bay are not doing well - but there's been a huge shuffle with Covid. A lot of the ones staying in state are moving to my town, so they can buy larger homes, more property than they had in Mountain View. I have yet to learn of any investment firm buying the Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Los Gatos etc. type homes - they all seem to be families. If there's an exodus from CA, a vaccuum's gotta be forming someplace as most need to sell in order to buy. Hell, a bunch of commercial buildings literally popped up overnight here. Really? What about all the empty ones right now? They're too old? CA makes as much sense as the DOW.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 26, 2022 03:52 PM (wAnMi)

319 Are there a lot of Horde members who plan to vote Republican above their governor's race in the near-future?

I quit voting local stuff a while back in Oregon. Even if the entire thing wasn't rigged, my vote is worth nothing more than toilet paper in this state. If rural people would have more kids and raise them right, things would be different but...

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2022 03:52 PM (KZzsI)

320 What is a tracker?
Posted by: CaliGirl at January 26, 2022 03:51 PM (9mPbX)

20 bucks. Same as in town.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at January 26, 2022 03:52 PM (dfRN6)

321 YouTube gave Dan Bongino a perma-ban.

Posted by: bonhomme at January 26, 2022 03:52 PM (RaNzC)

322 As the Feds are not supposed to own land unless it is actually using it anyway... start to sell, but ONLY to American Citizens.
Posted by: Romeo13


Who turns around and sells to Chyna before the ink is dry on the original sale papers.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 26, 2022 03:52 PM (uXonU)

323 Since Dems are literally the party of death, yes, until there's a viable alternative, I'm always voting Repub above the line, unless the Repub is pro-choice or votes the pro-choice way while lip syncing pro-life stuff. The Catholic faith has always been clear - you vote the lesser of 2 evils when both are bad, and the Dems can't be out-eviled.
Posted by: Nova local at January 26, 2022 03:50 PM (exHjb)

It's a cart / horse problem. We need a viable Conservative Party, but that won't happen until people don't vote for Republicans...

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 26, 2022 03:52 PM (oHd/0)

324 Useless?
When we aren't out smashing questionably aged bussy, we groom as well.

Posted by: Teh GOP at January 26, 2022 03:52 PM (fxa8U)

325 Are there a lot of Horde members who plan to vote Republican above their governor's race in the near future?
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I'm not.

Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 26, 2022 03:52 PM (RU4sa)

326 I got a tracker for free. Didn't know about it while it was drawing 800 milliamps and I was replacing my battery once a year.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 26, 2022 03:53 PM (44ww/)

327 not from blackrock. we get postcards and stuff done using a font that is supposed to look like handwriting.
Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at January 26, 2022 03:40 PM (MbgKo)
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I just now - this minute - got one of those for "smart cremation."

Hey, don't rush me, OK?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 26, 2022 03:53 PM (KXV4L)

328 BTW some good news. Netflix has burned through $100 billion in market cap in the last week and is absolutely hemorraging subscribers.

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huzzah huzzah. Netflix execs were all like "Hey, let's remake the flying nun, only she's a tranny and she spends every episode talking to a gay black female therapist with short fuzzy hair"

Posted by: Tim Riggins at January 26, 2022 03:53 PM (ZZK0E)

329 >>> $8,400 a year in *additional* property taxes? Where the hell do you live?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 26, 2022 03:45 PM (DU+/6)


City of Savannh. They have some squirrelly equation that relates city tax to some "milage" value. What one has to do with the other I don't know. They raised the milage value and my tax shot up. When I got the letter from the escrow company I was sure it was a mistake. It was not.

Posted by: banana Dream at January 26, 2022 03:53 PM (Q51xq)

330 Yeah, the GOPe is great at saying why the other guy's ideas suck, but that's about their only real skill.

Posted by: notthatGreg at January 26, 2022 03:53 PM (oCS0o)

331 322 As the Feds are not supposed to own land unless it is actually using it anyway... start to sell, but ONLY to American Citizens.
Posted by: Romeo13


Who turns around and sells to Chyna before the ink is dry on the original sale papers.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 26, 2022 03:52 PM (uXonU)

Easily fixable. Those who buy can only sell to other American citizens. Contract stipulations like that have been deemed legal by the Courts.

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 26, 2022 03:54 PM (oHd/0)

332 I live in SC-1. It's pretty much just solid Republican no matter what, so I generally vote third party all the time.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 26, 2022 03:54 PM (LvTSG)

333 like, I watched the early 1990's Sharpes Rifles recently and was like "wait, I thought medieval Europe was full of asian gays going to see black female therapists, what are all these straight white mens doing here?"

Posted by: Tim Riggins at January 26, 2022 03:54 PM (ZZK0E)

334 330 Yeah, the GOPe is great at saying why the other guy's ideas suck, but that's about their only real skill.
Posted by: notthatGreg at January 26, 2022 03:53 PM (oCS0o)

Yeah, because we KNOW suck! oh... wait.... crap...

Posted by: GOPe at January 26, 2022 03:54 PM (oHd/0)

335 328 BTW some good news. Netflix has burned through $100 billion in market cap in the last week and is absolutely hemorraging subscribers.

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huzzah huzzah. Netflix execs were all like "Hey, let's remake the flying nun, only she's a tranny and she spends every episode talking to a gay black female therapist with short fuzzy hair"
Posted by: Tim Riggins at January 26, 2022 03:53 PM (ZZK0E)

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"Buy more South Korean shows!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 26, 2022 03:54 PM (LvTSG)

336 It's a cart / horse problem. We need a viable Conservative Party, but that won't happen until people don't vote for Republicans...
Posted by: Romeo13 at January 26, 2022 03:52 PM (oHd/0)

Well, I think VA proves the Repub party can be redeemed by its grassroots, but it takes time and energy and effort. And my votes mattered even in my area last time.

We have good people and we can elect them. But we have to choose to do so. I think PA will find one for their Senate seat...

Posted by: Nova local at January 26, 2022 03:55 PM (exHjb)

337 'Doughty' is a word you do not see much anymore in any context...

-especially in relation to GOPe.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 26, 2022 03:55 PM (f4mjo)

338 Netflix has burned through $100 billion in market cap in the last week and is absolutely hemorrhaging subscribers.
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Good.

Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 26, 2022 03:55 PM (RU4sa)

339 Netflix has burned through $100 billion in market cap in the last week and is absolutely hemorraging subscribers.

Last time I checked, Netflix had nothing new I wanted to watch. All the older stuff I liked or had gone through had no new content, and all the new stuff was awful and stupid looking.

Netflix made its bones on having kickass older content and fresh releases I liked to see, plus fun streaming stuff I'd missed or never heard about.

Now its mostly "original" content nobody asked for like Don't Look Up, crappy documentaries, and lame knockoff crime shows. At least they've dialed back the gigantic catalog of queer shows and movies.

I'd say dump it but its bundled for super cheap with a ton of other channels I don't watch, so why bother? My brother gets Disney+ for as long as it takes to watch Mandalorian, then dumps it again.

Prime has a bunch of stuff I want to see but about 80% of it is behind a paywall and they can kiss my hairy white buns for that.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2022 03:55 PM (KZzsI)

340 City of Savannh. They have some squirrelly equation that relates city tax to some "milage" value. What one has to do with the other I don't know. They raised the milage value and my tax shot up. When I got the letter from the escrow company I was sure it was a mistake. It was not.
Posted by: banana Dream at January 26, 2022 03:53 PM (Q51xq)
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That's enough to cross Savannah off the list. That's one thing I'll hand to my city (and the two counties it straddles): they recognized about 15 or 20 years ago that the property taxes were limiting their growth as compared to nearby cities. They took a hard line that property taxes would *not* increase for ten years, and then they should cut at least once from years 10-15. They did it. The tax rates here are now competitive against the rest of the region.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 26, 2022 03:55 PM (DU+/6)

341 >>bonhomme's transcript: "but uh, um, I uhmight p-point out your uh, when I went to Dearborn, driving that, uh, you know, whawuz up there? I don't know, man I. It uh, I think the press thought I was crazy I enjoyed so much going up uh on your new EV factory in uh, in that uh that Hummer."
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Biden's remaining circuit breakers were tripping during that conference. When I first watched it I thought it was dubbed over as a joke.

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 26, 2022 03:56 PM (GYllL)

342 Hey, don't rush me, OK?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

That's what she said.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 26, 2022 03:56 PM (W2Pud)

343 333 like, I watched the early 1990's Sharpes Rifles recently and was like "wait, I thought medieval Europe was full of asian gays going to see black female therapists, what are all these straight white mens doing here?"
Posted by: Tim Riggins at January 26, 2022 03:54 PM (ZZK0E)

And, /shudder... the Spaniards looked like Spaniards, and the French looked French... and don't even get me started about the Horror of Irishman, Sgt Harper! Clearly a stereotype!!!!

Posted by: GOPe at January 26, 2022 03:56 PM (oHd/0)

344 Oh you want a big tiddy goth girl for a fs NURU massage.
The best we can do it Lindsey Gram, 6 dirty martinis, poppers, and a pair of dirty bathroom mats.

Posted by: Teh GOP at January 26, 2022 03:56 PM (fxa8U)

345 "Buy more South Korean shows!"
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 26, 2022 03:54 PM (LvTSG)

The Korean stuff is generally pretty good.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 26, 2022 03:56 PM (II3Gr)

346 remember Jimy Carter fucked up so bad that the prime rate went to 11-18%.
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In fairness (?), that wasn't Carter's doing. Inflation had been high and getting higher for years (remember Whip Inflation Now buttons?). Paul Volcker and the Fed jacked interest rates to the sky to wring out inflationary expectations (one of the reason PATCO went on strike for higher pay). Carter lamented that Volcker's action cost him re-election. And maybe it did.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 26, 2022 03:57 PM (KXV4L)

347 At the new Intel factory complex in Ohio, the average salary will be $135,000

Posted by: SMOD at January 26, 2022 03:57 PM (RHGPo)

348 Contract stipulations like that have been deemed legal by the Courts.
Posted by: Romeo13


I can see some court somewhere squashing that as "restraint of trade".

Remember, we are past "Rule of Law".

Posted by: rickb223 at January 26, 2022 03:57 PM (uXonU)

349 I missed the last thread. Does anyone have any doubt that if Roe is defeated by the Supremes that there will be true insurrection all over the US?
Would love to see the GOPe do something constructive bur not holding my breath.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at January 26, 2022 03:57 PM (2NHgQ)

350 > BTW some good news. Netflix has burned through $100 billion in market cap in the last week and is absolutely hemorraging subscribers.

Wut? They're flattening out, but they're not losing subs.

https://bit.ly/32xVPFU

Posted by: bonhomme at January 26, 2022 03:57 PM (RaNzC)

351 345 "Buy more South Korean shows!"
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 26, 2022 03:54 PM (LvTSG)

The Korean stuff is generally pretty good.
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 26, 2022 03:56 PM (II3Gr)

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I found Train to Busan boring. I'm more of a Parasite/Oldboy kind of guy.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 26, 2022 03:57 PM (LvTSG)

352 To be fair, there is no upside to announcing an agenda for the GOP once they take congress.

1) It is DOA with Biden vetoing everything
2) It gives the DNC/Media something to run against

Currently, the DNC has nothing other than gaslighting the voters to not believe their lying eyes.

Posted by: Dave in Fla (fC3dn) at January 26, 2022 03:57 PM (5p7BC)

353 Netflix's model did not make sense, long term. The fact that they decided to also become a dem propaganda arm did not help anything.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 26, 2022 03:57 PM (f4mjo)

354 349 I missed the last thread. Does anyone have any doubt that if Roe is defeated by the Supremes that there will be true insurrection all over the US?
Would love to see the GOPe do something constructive bur not holding my breath.
Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at January 26, 2022 03:57 PM (2NHgQ)

Riots you mean? Doubt it'd go into an attempt to overthrow the government. Thankfully the riots will happen in blue parts of the country.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 26, 2022 03:58 PM (z5Vrg)

355 >>Netflix has burned through $100 billion in market cap in the last week and is absolutely hemorrhaging subscribers.

Excellent. SCOAMF got his millions though.

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 26, 2022 03:58 PM (GYllL)

356 353 Netflix's model did not make sense, long term. The fact that they decided to also become a dem propaganda arm did not help anything.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 26, 2022 03:57 PM (f4mjo)

It didn't. Taking the Obamas' dicks into their mouths was not a good move.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 26, 2022 03:58 PM (II3Gr)

357 What is a tracker?
Posted by: CaliGirl at January 26, 2022 03:51 PM (9mPbX)

20 bucks. Same as in town.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at January 26, 2022 03:52 PM

Track what, where and how you drive. Like a black box in a plane. Although Chevy made a POS wanna be Barbie doll looking thing called Tracker. I got stuck with one as a rental one time, it was brand new and all ready a piece of shit. Ah the 80's and 90's. The epitome of Detroit crap.

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 26, 2022 03:58 PM (GwxCX)

358 126 Part of the fun was the use of consumer product names, like "Bromosel," "Farahslax," "Goodgulf," "Krona," and others that are long gone. Someone age 18, say, reading it today would not get all the puns.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 26, 2022 03:23 PM (txdEq)
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Tom Benzedrino, IIRC.
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Back in the 70s I wanted to start a band 'Benzedrine and The Barbiturates'.

Posted by: Ciampino at January 26, 2022 03:58 PM (qfLjt)

359 "As more voters turn to Republicans in desperate hope they'll make the beatings stop, Republicans have to commit to doing it."

But why? The purpose of the GOP at best is enriching the GOP, and at worst, enriching the GOP by taking money from the left to be Prog-lite.

Neither of those things are in good faith or have anything to do with representing voters. Our political class is a mix of corrupt and insane. We're not going to see a horse in the senate... but there is a good chance we'll see someone who CLAIMS to be a horse. Mitt Romney and Egg McMuffin and their like ARE the GOP, people need to just admit it already.

Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at January 26, 2022 03:58 PM (GsQOb)

360 338 Netflix has burned through $100 billion in market cap in the last week and is absolutely hemorrhaging subscribers.
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Good.
Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 26, 2022 03:55 PM (RU4sa)
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That's great news!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 26, 2022 03:58 PM (L0j+V)

361 352 To be fair, there is no upside to announcing an agenda for the GOP once they take congress.

1) It is DOA with Biden vetoing everything
2) It gives the DNC/Media something to run against

Currently, the DNC has nothing other than gaslighting the voters to not believe their lying eyes.
Posted by: Dave in Fla (fC3dn) at January 26, 2022 03:57 PM (5p7BC)

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Yeah...unless the GOP has some master plan to pass stuff with a veto-proof majority, they can't get anything of real substance done. We're gonna get two years of Republican Senators and Representatives yelling at administration flunkies we've never heard of at committee for Twitter points.

Might as well own it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 26, 2022 03:58 PM (LvTSG)

362 " The fact that they decided to also become a dem propaganda arm did not help anything."

So, you're saying having Obama and Susan Rice on the Board of Directors was a bad idea?

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 26, 2022 03:58 PM (jTmQV)

363 Oh you want a big tiddy goth girl for a fs NURU massage.
The best we can do it Lindsey Gram, 6 dirty martinis, poppers, and a pair of dirty bathroom mats.
Posted by: Teh GOP at January 26, 2022 03:56 PM (fxa8U)
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No bid. Find a middle ground.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 26, 2022 03:58 PM (DU+/6)

364
Remember when CD's were hot?

(certificates of deposit)


Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at January 26, 2022 03:58 PM (RLQkG)

365 Prime has a bunch of stuff I want to see but about 80% of it is behind a paywall and they can kiss my hairy white buns for that.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2022 03:55 PM (KZzsI)

Due to being stuck shopping via computer for the last couple of years, I pay for prime for the Less costly shipping...

The movies are just a bonus... as is music.

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 26, 2022 03:58 PM (oHd/0)

366 I found Train to Busan boring. I'm more of a Parasite/Oldboy kind of guy.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 26, 2022 03:57 PM (LvTSG)

Well, TJM, I always knew you were suspect.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 26, 2022 03:58 PM (f4mjo)

367 We have a glut of streaming services right now, and I expect to see the buyouts and contraction to begin soon. Netflix is still a monster (bigger than all others, including Disney) so I don't expect that to vanish but there are 900 possible services and they cannot all survive.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2022 03:59 PM (KZzsI)

368 I found Train to Busan boring. I'm more of a Parasite/Oldboy kind of guy.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 26, 2022 03:57 PM (LvTSG)

I'm watching Hellbound currently. Squid Game was pretty good, though I think it fell apart toward the end. I've found most K-horror to be pretty reliable though.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 26, 2022 03:59 PM (II3Gr)

369 366 I found Train to Busan boring. I'm more of a Parasite/Oldboy kind of guy.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 26, 2022 03:57 PM (LvTSG)

Well, TJM, I always knew you were suspect.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 26, 2022 03:58 PM (f4mjo)

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Also, Train to Busan felt really, really political to me.

It was just Korean, so I didn't get the specifics.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 26, 2022 03:59 PM (LvTSG)

370 > At the new Intel factory complex in Ohio, the average salary will be $135,000

My very first testing job, pre-University was at an Intel plant. I was tasked with putting different CPUs into Intel boards and doing BIOS testing.

At that time they had just started a five year hiring freeze. Zero new full time employees.

Intel is a stable job, if you can get it.

Posted by: bonhomme at January 26, 2022 03:59 PM (RaNzC)

371 Track what, where and how you drive.
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Tracking you ... for whom? You presumably know all that about your own driving, so who accesses your tracking data?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 26, 2022 03:59 PM (L0j+V)

372 First!

Posted by: USNtakim deplorable still. at January 26, 2022 04:00 PM (0OmEj)

373 My TV thing anymore is Roku. I still buy up BluRay discs for shows I truly love and want access to for, like, ever.

Posted by: kraken at January 26, 2022 04:00 PM (6Je/Q)

374 368 I'm watching Hellbound currently. Squid Game was pretty good, though I think it fell apart toward the end. I've found most K-horror to be pretty reliable though.
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 26, 2022 03:59 PM (II3Gr)

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Dolley watched Squid Game and like it. I watched the Pitch Meeting and felt like I'd seen enough.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 26, 2022 04:00 PM (LvTSG)

375 OT, but regarding Kamala being elevated to SC---not only is she as stupid as a box of condoms, but how can she even PRETEND to be impartial? She's a Democrat hack.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 26, 2022 04:00 PM (mR6Gs)

376 Due to being stuck shopping via computer for the last couple of years, I pay for prime for the Less costly shipping...

The movies are just a bonus... as is music.
Posted by: Romeo13 at January 26, 2022 03:58 PM (oHd/0)

I pay b/c I had to pick one lefty service to support - so I picked the one stuck paying my state's income taxes and having to deal with my state's laws, so I can lobby against them if I need to...so, no Apple product here...

Posted by: Nova local at January 26, 2022 04:00 PM (exHjb)

377 To be fair, there is no upside to announcing an agenda for the GOP once they take congress.

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All we ask for is one impeachment of Biden or his successor(s) per week.

Posted by: ShainS -- A faculty lounge, if you can keep it. at January 26, 2022 04:00 PM (fP7L7)

378 The movies are just a bonus... as is music.

Yeah but my bro pays for Prime. Their streaming stuff is also partly behind paywall. You get the free stuff... then you have to buy individual specific movies and shows. Like hell.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2022 04:00 PM (KZzsI)

379 I live in SC-1. It's pretty much just solid Republican no matter what, so I generally vote third party all the time.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 26, 2022 03:54 PM (LvTSG)
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Most 3rd party candidates are weirdos and wackos.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 26, 2022 04:01 PM (NpAcC)

380 Red Turban. Yes, I meant rioting. I was just using the new lingo for civil unrest.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at January 26, 2022 04:01 PM (2NHgQ)

381 Yeah, the GOPe is great at saying why the other guy's ideas suck, but that's about their only real skill.

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you see, that's the leftwing viewpoint of the GOP. We just disagree to disagree...

the real GOPe is great at hiding. Saying nothing. Hoping that, here's the strategy since Clinton's impeachment, if we give total power to the democrats, the donks will screw up so badly, that the populace will see we're not so bad. you've heard this bullshit before from the cucks.

also, they've got this hope that in the meantime, maybe some voters will accidentally vote GOP.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at January 26, 2022 04:01 PM (ZZK0E)

382 At the new Intel factory complex in Ohio, the average salary will be $135,000
Posted by: SMOD

Hopefully, I can translate this into a windfall for the Mrs and I. The house's mkt value has gone outrageously high already but we are a year or so away from vamoosing. One good thing to come out of this Intel news is my son already works in a clean room environment. If he doesn't jump ship from his current employer, they will, at a minimum, have to jack up their salaries to keep folks there.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 26, 2022 04:01 PM (mD/uy)

383 crappy documentaries

The devil his due:

On net, I think Netflix has actually done/hosted some pretty good documentaries (Murder Mountain, You Don't Fuck With Cats, Bad Sport, the Untold series). So quality that even though the last two are about sports, a topic I'm pretty disinterested in, I found them riveting.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 26, 2022 04:01 PM (3YVs3)

384 Track what, where and how you drive. Like a black box in a plane. Although Chevy made a POS wanna be Barbie doll looking thing called Tracker. I got stuck with one as a rental one time, it was brand new and all ready a piece of shit. Ah the 80's and 90's. The epitome of Detroit crap.
Posted by: Minnfidel at January 26, 2022 03:58 PM (GwxCX)
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In fairness to Detroit Crap, the Tracker (and the Metro) were Japanese Crap. They were Geo (Suzuki) with a Chevrolet badge on them and assembled in Canada in a cynical play for GM to bring its Euroshitbox "global platform" here.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 26, 2022 04:01 PM (DU+/6)

385 > OT, but regarding Kamala being elevated to SC---not only is she as stupid as a box of condoms, but how can she even PRETEND to be impartial? She's a Democrat hack.

Then she'll fit right in with Sotomayor.

Posted by: bonhomme at January 26, 2022 04:01 PM (RaNzC)

386 Dolley watched Squid Game and like it. I watched the Pitch Meeting and felt like I'd seen enough.

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Mr. Beast recreated Squid Game, so you can watch the whole thing with American Zoomers in about 20 minutes.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at January 26, 2022 04:01 PM (ZZK0E)

387 379 I live in SC-1. It's pretty much just solid Republican no matter what, so I generally vote third party all the time.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 26, 2022 03:54 PM (LvTSG)
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Most 3rd party candidates are weirdos and wackos.
Posted by: redridinghood at January 26, 2022 04:01 PM (NpAcC)

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True, but I'm not voting for them. I'm voting against Lindsay Graham.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 26, 2022 04:01 PM (LvTSG)

388 367 We have a glut of streaming services right now, and I expect to see the buyouts and contraction to begin soon. Netflix is still a monster (bigger than all others, including Disney) so I don't expect that to vanish but there are 900 possible services and they cannot all survive.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2022 03:59 PM (KZzsI)

That's why so many lose money trying to attract subscribers with amazing deals that you can use and then lose and pick another...

Posted by: Nova local at January 26, 2022 04:02 PM (exHjb)

389 here's the strategy since Clinton's impeachment, if we give total power to the democrats, the donks will screw up so badly, that the populace will see we're not so bad

Yep, that's been their go-to for nearly 30 years now.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2022 04:02 PM (KZzsI)

390 332 I live in SC-1. It's pretty much just solid Republican no matter what, so I generally vote third party all the time.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 26, 2022 03:54 PM (LvTSG)

I live in Joe Wilson's district. He'd be the only one I'd vote for if he didn't vote for that vaccine database (which he denies). Granted, it's solid red so no worries but F him.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 26, 2022 04:02 PM (KbCG3)

391 Are there a lot of Horde members who plan to vote Republican above their governor's race in the near future?

it depends on the Republican. If it's a Mittens McCain clone. No fucking way. Never again! Ever.

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 26, 2022 04:02 PM (GwxCX)

392 (Murder Mountain, You Don't Fuck With Cats, Bad Sport, the Untold series). So quality that even though the last two are about sports, a topic I'm pretty disinterested in, I found them riveting.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 26, 2022 04:01 PM (3YVs3)

You Don't Fuck With Cats was pretty fascinating.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 26, 2022 04:02 PM (II3Gr)

393 364
Remember when CD's were hot?

(certificates of deposit)


Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Acc

My rich friends all had CDs from their grandparents and they paid for their college. Huge interest rates.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 26, 2022 04:02 PM (9mPbX)

394 Netflix has burned through $100 billion in market cap in the last week and is absolutely hemorrhaging subscribers.
___

Shit Midas Strikes Again!

Makes it even funnier that this asshole supposedly had the temerity to talk about someone *else's* skill at "fucking things up".

Posted by: ... at January 26, 2022 04:03 PM (fGZok)

395 375 OT, but regarding Kamala being elevated to SC---not only is she as stupid as a box of condoms, but how can she even PRETEND to be impartial? She's a Democrat hack.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 26, 2022 04:00 PM (mR6Gs)

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I think you've just described virtually every credit D SCOTUS nominee in modern history

Posted by: ShainS -- A faculty lounge, if you can keep it. at January 26, 2022 04:03 PM (fP7L7)

396 >>> That's enough to cross Savannah off the list. That's one thing I'll hand to my city (and the two counties it straddles): they recognized about 15 or 20 years ago that the property taxes were limiting their growth as compared to nearby cities. They took a hard line that property taxes would *not* increase for ten years, and then they should cut at least once from years 10-15. They did it. The tax rates here are now competitive against the rest of the region.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 26, 2022 03:55 PM (DU+/6)


I'm not long for the city. 2-3 years top and I'm moving out to the sticks. Tiny city, big city crime, bad taxes.

The problem is there's a big wealthy university, SCAD that has bought up a large amount of property across the city and have gotten great tax breaks. So as time went on more and more of the city was held by an entity that doesn't pay in. So they're now rifling through the pockets of the suckers who do pay like me.

Posted by: banana Dream at January 26, 2022 04:03 PM (Q51xq)

397 Nothing is less certain than that which Republicans are "considering".

Posted by: ... at January 26, 2022 04:03 PM (fGZok)

398 The problem is there's a big wealthy university, SCAD that has bought up a large amount of property across the city and have gotten great tax breaks. So as time went on more and more of the city was held by an entity that doesn't pay in. So they're now rifling through the pockets of the suckers who do pay like me.
Posted by: banana Dream at January 26, 2022 04:03 PM (Q51xq)

It's a big club, and you ain't in it.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 26, 2022 04:04 PM (II3Gr)

399
CD's and Condos

Remember the early 80's?

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at January 26, 2022 04:04 PM (RNCSI)

400 Pretty sure the pols in Hillsboro are awfully assmad that OR lost out on the new Intel fabs to OH. Thing is, Hillsboro doesn't have nearly as much of the dysfunction that Portland has, but I do wonder if Portland's reputation is rubbing off on the suburbs. OTOH, it could just be that OH made a better bribe to Intel, so who knows.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at January 26, 2022 04:04 PM (jVBl6)

401 All we ask for is one impeachment of Biden or his successor(s) per week.

Posted by: ShainS -- A faculty lounge, if you can keep it. at January 26, 2022 04:00 PM (fP7L7)

Impeachment is off the table, even for a grifter who sold us out to China. Wouldn't be prudent.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at January 26, 2022 04:04 PM (SH2Zi)

402 No (more) Fat Chicks

Posted by: SCOTUS at January 26, 2022 04:04 PM (v0R5T)

403 This is a terrible play.

They are going to shut down the government? How? For what?

What will happen is the media will call them grandma killers and enough will cave and they will pay the price for it. When they are sitting on top of the world right now.

Gah. The stupid party.

Posted by: blaster at January 26, 2022 04:04 PM (9otr5)

404 Of all the names for President Obama, "shit Midas" is the one that resonated the most with me. Everything he touched turned to feces. My biggest laugh after Obama won was his bid for Chicago to get the Olympics. Yeah, big power play there. I guess he really thought after his "triumphant" and bizarre European Tour they were really going to go for it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2022 04:04 PM (KZzsI)

405 I think you've just described virtually every credit D SCOTUS nominee in modern history

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Oops -- premature articulation.

Was going to add that she'd be confirmed because ... former Senator and all that collegiality bullshiite.

Posted by: ShainS -- A faculty lounge, if you can keep it. at January 26, 2022 04:04 PM (fP7L7)

406
I would consider moving to Tennessee or Ohio.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at January 26, 2022 04:05 PM (RNCSI)

407 Of all the names for President Obama, "shit Midas" is the one that resonated the most with me. Everything he touched turned to feces. My biggest laugh after Obama won was his bid for Chicago to get the Olympics. Yeah, big power play there. I guess he really thought after his "triumphant" and bizarre European Tour they were really going to go for it.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2022 04:04 PM (KZzsI)
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I also like the alternative of "he has the Minus Touch."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 26, 2022 04:05 PM (DU+/6)

408 I do wonder if Portland's reputation is rubbing off on the suburbs. OTOH, it could just be that OH made a better bribe to Intel, so who knows.

Oregon actually is pretty good for big business, but the way the tax structures work, they cannot offer as attractive a tax break deal as other states.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2022 04:06 PM (KZzsI)

409 Are there a lot of Horde members who plan to vote Republican above their governor's race in the near future?

it depends on the Republican. If it's a Mittens McCain clone. No fucking way. Never again! Ever.
Posted by: Minnfidel at January 26, 2022 04:02 PM (GwxCX)
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Primaries matter.
I'd take any Republican over BETO.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 26, 2022 04:06 PM (NpAcC)

410 >>> In fairness to Detroit Crap, the Tracker (and the Metro) were Japanese Crap. They were Geo (Suzuki) with a Chevrolet badge on them and assembled in Canada in a cynical play for GM to bring its Euroshitbox "global platform" here.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 26, 2022 04:01 PM (DU+/6)


A geo metro pulled out in front of my 77 nova back then. The geo shattered like it was made out of glass. Not even a scratch on my nova's big lunkin front bumper.

Posted by: banana Dream at January 26, 2022 04:06 PM (Q51xq)

411 Supreme Court observers believe Ketanji Brown Jackson is at the top of Biden's list of SCOTUS nominees.

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 26, 2022 04:06 PM (GYllL)

412
Blackrock is just another way to say "Kelo..."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 26, 2022 04:07 PM (s2VJv)

413 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 26, 2022 04:01 PM

I forgot about that. My buddy had a Geo Metro that ran forever. Before that he had a "Dodge" Horizon that ran forever too, but that was another foreign car, the engine was a Mitsubishi. Which off hand has the ugliest cars in decades now. I don't know how they stay solvent.

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 26, 2022 04:07 PM (GwxCX)

414 CA Democrat politicians are DYING to blitz Prop. 13 here to jack property taxes up through the roof. It's a twofer for them: they get all that lovely cash, AND they get to stick it to the bourgeoisie.

OTOH, Prop. 13 is kind of a third rail in CA politics, so they're trying to nibble away at it instead of going for the whole burrito.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 26, 2022 04:07 PM (nEndu)

415

34,168.09 -129.64 (-0.38%)
At close: 04:07PM EST

Posted by: DJIA Deathwatch at January 26, 2022 04:07 PM (xn0Ie)

416 OT but looks like the knives are out for Boris Johnson?

Posted by: IC - #FJB at January 26, 2022 04:07 PM (hV9ir)

417 411 Supreme Court observers believe Ketanji Brown Jackson is at the top of Biden's list of SCOTUS nominees.
Posted by: Capital Eff at January 26, 2022 04:06 PM (GYllL)


Kunta Kintay who?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 26, 2022 04:07 PM (s2VJv)

418 411 Supreme Court observers believe Ketanji Brown Jackson is at the top of Biden's list of SCOTUS nominees.
Posted by: Capital Eff at January 26, 2022 04:06 PM (GYllL)
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Ketanji??

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 26, 2022 04:08 PM (nEndu)

419
Kunta Kintay who?
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 26, 2022 04:07 PM (s2VJv)

*thwack*

Toby!

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 26, 2022 04:08 PM (II3Gr)

420 404 Of all the names for President Obama, "shit Midas" is the one that resonated the most with me. Everything he touched turned to feces. My biggest laugh after Obama won was his bid for Chicago to get the Olympics. Yeah, big power play there. I guess he really thought after his "triumphant" and bizarre European Tour they were really going to go for it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2022 04:04 PM (KZzsI)

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Yeah, that was my favorite also.

TBF, how could he have known that they'd reject the recent Nobel Peace Prize winner honored for merely being half-black?

Posted by: ShainS -- A faculty lounge, if you can keep it. at January 26, 2022 04:08 PM (fP7L7)

421 Supreme Court observers believe Ketanji Brown Jackson is at the top of Biden's list of SCOTUS nominees.
Posted by: Capital Eff at January 26, 2022 04:06 PM (GYllL)

Kunta Kintay who?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 26, 2022 04:07 PM (s2VJv)

Marxist Action Jackson.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at January 26, 2022 04:08 PM (SH2Zi)

422 I would consider moving to Tennessee or Ohio.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales

Be careful with OH. Sure, we have lovely little towns and medium sized cities BUT we have ten or so big ass, for Ohio, cities that are perennially Dem shitholes. It affects politics for the entire state.

My suburban little town is wonderful - except for the outrageous property taxes. Not quite NJ level but getting there.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 26, 2022 04:08 PM (mD/uy)

423 Supreme Court Observers

"Democrat Mouthpieces"

Posted by: ... at January 26, 2022 04:08 PM (fGZok)

424 416 OT but looks like the knives are out for Boris Johnson?
Posted by: IC - #FJB at January 26, 2022 04:07 PM (hV9ir)

They have been since he took power.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at January 26, 2022 04:08 PM (XvPQV)

425 411 Supreme Court observers believe Ketanji Brown Jackson is at the top of Biden's Obama's list of SCOTUS nominees.
Posted by: Capital Eff at January 26, 2022 04:06 PM (GYllL)
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FIFY. I doubt FJB could even pronounce that first name...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 26, 2022 04:08 PM (YIVH2)

426 >>417 411 Supreme Court observers believe Ketanji Brown Jackson is at the top of Biden's list of SCOTUS nominees.
Posted by: Capital Eff at January 26, 2022 04:06 PM (GYllL)


Kunta Kintay who?
Posted by: J.J. Sefton

LOL An obama federal circuit court judge.

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 26, 2022 04:08 PM (GYllL)

427 414 CA Democrat politicians are DYING to blitz Prop. 13 here to jack property taxes up through the roof. It's a twofer for them: they get all that lovely cash, AND they get to stick it to the bourgeoisie.

OTOH, Prop. 13 is kind of a third rail in CA politics, so they're trying to nibble away at it instead of going for the whole burrito.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 26, 2022 04:07 PM (nEndu)

They would love to get rid of it but they realize even their most ardent base supporters will revolt.

Posted by: IC - #FJB at January 26, 2022 04:08 PM (hV9ir)

428 411 Supreme Court observers believe Ketanji Brown Jackson is at the top of Biden's list of SCOTUS nominees.
Posted by: Capital Eff at January 26, 2022 04:06 PM (GYllL)
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Now I know why Iceland only permits babies to be given names that are on a list.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 26, 2022 04:09 PM (nEndu)

429 I forgot about that. My buddy had a Geo Metro that ran forever. Before that he had a "Dodge" Horizon that ran forever too, but that was another foreign car, the engine was a Mitsubishi. Which off hand has the ugliest cars in decades now. I don't know how they stay solvent.
Posted by: Minnfidel at January 26, 2022 04:07 PM (GwxCX)
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Mitsubishis are cheap, so I suspect that's how. The ones I see and have been in recently are pretty bare-bones and simple and have a price to match. They get you from A to B with no frills. Not my style and I don't like them, but there's a place for them in the market. As far as I know, Mitsubishi might be the last player in that space since Kia and Hyundai moved up-market.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 26, 2022 04:09 PM (DU+/6)

430 OT: Tombstone pizzas..not bad frozen pizzas.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at January 26, 2022 04:09 PM (XvPQV)

431 411 Supreme Court observers believe Ketanji Brown Jackson is at the top of Biden's list of SCOTUS nominees.
Posted by: Capital Eff at January 26, 2022 04:06 PM (GYllL)

Per Shannon Bream:

Multiple sources tell me Justice Breyer was not planning to announce his retirement today. They describe him as "upset" with how this has played out.

https://is.gd/I47Tpq

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 26, 2022 04:09 PM (qma9m)

432 Supreme Court observers believe Ketanji Brown Jackson is at the top of Biden's list of SCOTUS nominees.
Posted by: Capital Eff at January 26, 2022 04:06 PM (GYllL)
........

O. M. G.

Posted by: wth at January 26, 2022 04:09 PM (v0R5T)

433 Supreme Court observers believe Ketanji Brown Jackson is at the top of Biden's list of SCOTUS nominees.
Posted by: Capital Eff at January 26, 2022
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Ketanji??
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 26, 2022


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(After a DDG image search) Oh jeez.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 26, 2022 04:09 PM (txdEq)

434 They would love to get rid of it but they realize even their most ardent base supporters will revolt.
Posted by: IC - #FJB at January 26, 2022 04:08 PM (hV9ir)
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Yep. God love zombie Howard Jarvis.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 26, 2022 04:09 PM (nEndu)

435 430 OT: Tombstone pizzas..not bad frozen pizzas.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at January 26, 2022 04:09 PM (XvPQV)

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Have you tried Screamin' Sicilians?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 26, 2022 04:10 PM (LvTSG)

436 So a "safe" black woman to appease the Karens. Rooting for "Ketanji Jackson" is the equivalent of wishing people a "Happy Kwanzaa". The virtue signaling express.

Posted by: ... at January 26, 2022 04:10 PM (fGZok)

437 235 Shannon Bream said that Breyer was not happy with how the way his retirement announcement was made. It wasn't suppose to be made today.
Posted by: redridinghood at January 26, 2022 02:37 PM (NpAcC)

Oops - late to the party on this one.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 26, 2022 04:10 PM (qma9m)

438 Marxist Action Jackson.

I loved Action Jackson, I wish it had done better.

"you tore off that boy's arm!"

"he had a spare!"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2022 04:10 PM (KZzsI)

439 LOL. Spotify is going to remove Neil Young music.

Posted by: Mark1971 at January 26, 2022 04:10 PM (xPl2J)

440 Red Baron

Posted by: ... at January 26, 2022 04:10 PM (fGZok)

441 The problem is there's a big wealthy university, SCAD that has bought up a large amount of property across the city and have gotten great tax breaks


it's weird, isn't it? it's an art school?

it's SUPER popular with the kind of air headed pretty girls up here with rich parents. somehow it seems more prestigious than a local art school I dunno. I think we have like the oldest one in the US here in Philly but NOOOOO it's way cooler to be in Savannah for that interior design degree

Posted by: Black Orchid at January 26, 2022 04:10 PM (j9HX3)

442 138 fuking Blackrock leaves me a phone call once a week offering to buy my house..."hi, I'm rachel, and this is embarassing but I'd like to buy your house...I'm an investor...blah blah blah"

anyone else getting this shit?
Posted by: Tim Riggins at January 26, 2022 03:21 PM (ZZK0E)
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Not me. I just get constant come-ons to refinance my non-existent mortgage.
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One starts with "We've been trying to reach you". Apparently my 20+ year old car has an expiring warrantee!
Now the Punjabi Call Center (Medicare scam) does have my full name, DOB, and correct address. They just want my Medicare card number for verification purposes.

Posted by: Ciampino at January 26, 2022 04:10 PM (qfLjt)

443 Ketanji??

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 26, 2022 04:08 PM (nEndu)

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Sequel to Jumanji or Chinese character set?

Posted by: ShainS -- A faculty lounge, if you can keep it. at January 26, 2022 04:10 PM (fP7L7)

444 439 LOL. Spotify is going to remove Neil Young music.
Posted by: Mark1971 at January 26, 2022 04:10 PM (xPl2J)

HAAAAA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAA HAHAHAHAAAAHAAAAA!!!!!!

Suck it, hippie!

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 26, 2022 04:11 PM (II3Gr)

445 Have you tried Screamin' Sicilians?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 26, 2022


***
Yeah, but then her husband and brothers come looking for you!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 26, 2022 04:11 PM (txdEq)

446 Checked out her picture. Yep. She's the one!

Posted by: kraken at January 26, 2022 04:11 PM (6Je/Q)

447 439 LOL. Spotify is going to remove Neil Young music.


is that real?!?! I figured it was the Bee!

if real I finally have a subscription I'm not embarrassed by!

Posted by: Black Orchid at January 26, 2022 04:11 PM (j9HX3)

448 439 LOL. Spotify is going to remove Neil Young music.
Posted by: Mark1971 at January 26, 2022 04:10 PM (xPl2J)

=========

This might be the biggest blow against Cancel Culture.

"Cancel him, or I'm gone!"
"Bye."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 26, 2022 04:11 PM (LvTSG)

449 Tombstone pizzas..not bad frozen pizzas.

When they were under a buck a piece I could tolerate those awful little Totino's Pizza things, but that's all they're worth and I don't think they can make em for that cheap any more.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2022 04:12 PM (KZzsI)

450 >>(After a DDG image search) Oh jeez.

Of course Resting B Face(RBF).

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 26, 2022 04:12 PM (GYllL)

451 Suck it, hippie!

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 26, 2022 04:11 PM (II3Gr)

lol What a dumbass.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at January 26, 2022 04:12 PM (SH2Zi)

452 Wall Street Journal is reporting that Spotify is going to get rid of Neil Young music.

Posted by: Mark1971 at January 26, 2022 04:12 PM (xPl2J)

453 Just saw this on Insty:
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A Reuters story from Oct. 10, 2020, lays it out: “Biden says ‘chicanery’ at polls is the only way he could lose U.S. election.”
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Yes, Biden was saying cheating can happen at the polls less than a month away from the election.

Posted by: Axeman at January 26, 2022 04:12 PM (XHhHI)

454 LOL. Spotify is going to remove Neil Young music.
Posted by: Mark1971 at January 26, 2022 04:10 PM (xPl2J)
*******
LMAO

Posted by: redridinghood at January 26, 2022 04:12 PM (NpAcC)

455 Oregon actually is pretty good for big business, but the way the tax structures work, they cannot offer as attractive a tax break deal as other states.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

Generally, what OH does is provide BIG FIRM with zero property taxes for decades. The city though, doesn't really lose. It makes it up in property taxes levied on the employees of the new plant. One of the first things New Albany did is put into motion annexing the real estate that Intel was looking at. It was farm land before the Intel offer. So, the tax burden, just like always, will fall on the working person.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 26, 2022 04:12 PM (mD/uy)

456 Prop. 13 is literally the last thing holding me here.

Texas, Florida, I've done the math. It's cheaper where I am now unless I move to a studio apartment.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 26, 2022 04:13 PM (jTmQV)

457 OT but looks like the knives are out for Boris Johnson?

The hard left hates him for Brexit, everyone else hates him for being a ventriloquist dummy for his Marxist wife.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 26, 2022 04:13 PM (ZGrMX)

458 Market was flying this morning and I had hope. Then the administration spoke or to be specific, the Fed and crash.
This was not expected. The financial news thought that rate hike was built in and market was oversold. Now conventional wisdom is it could go down another 20% on the S&P.
I think the realization that shutting down the economy and energy production has real world consequences.
Duh.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at January 26, 2022 04:13 PM (Y+l9t)

459 JoeF and your point is the other Leftists on the Supreme Court are Not hacks?
The Covid rulings should have cleared that up for everyone.

Posted by: Skip at January 26, 2022 04:13 PM (2JoB8)

460 Here is the WSJ story

https://tinyurl.com/mwm85h9c

Posted by: Mark1971 at January 26, 2022 04:13 PM (xPl2J)

461 439 LOL. Spotify is going to remove Neil Young music.
Posted by: Mark1971


Okay, so we no longer have to yowl along?

Posted by: Cats of the world unite! You have nothing to lose but your collars! at January 26, 2022 04:13 PM (8erNz)

462
You all do know that Republican Cucks in the Media are all writing pieces about how a new black Justice would be just great, yes?

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at January 26, 2022 04:13 PM (RNCSI)

463 Hellooooooooooo! This proud Woman of Color would love to be nominated to the Supreme Court.

Posted by: Lizzy Warren with an axe at January 26, 2022 04:13 PM (RaNzC)

464 Spotify is going to remove Neil Young music.

I mean... you don't make an ultimatum like that with zero leverage. I think Neil was hoping every unreconstructed hippie act was going go join him but not only are many of them okay with Rogan, but most have actually sold their catalog so they have no control over their music any longer.

Just dumb and bad all the way around. Pot makes you stupid, people.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2022 04:13 PM (KZzsI)

465 Just exactly how invidious is it to say you're going to nominate a black woman, as opposed to saying you'll nominate someone based on, say, judicial philosophy?

So the color of the nominee's ass, and the configuration of the nominee's plumbing, are the paramount consideration?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 26, 2022 04:13 PM (nEndu)

466 Say bye to me, I'm a cinnamon churl.

Posted by: neil young warbling like a dying cat at January 26, 2022 04:13 PM (3YVs3)

467 464 Just dumb and bad all the way around. Pot makes you stupid, people.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2022 04:13 PM (KZzsI)

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Is SFGoth around?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 26, 2022 04:14 PM (LvTSG)

468 Spotify is going to remove Neil Young music.
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Who knew Neil Young was even still alive?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 26, 2022 04:14 PM (nEndu)

469 Build Neil Young a fire and he'll be warm for a night.
Set Neil Young on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 26, 2022 04:14 PM (II3Gr)

470 439 LOL. Spotify is going to remove Neil Young music.

Posted by: Mark1971 at January 26, 2022 04:10 PM (xPl2J)

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He would have been more effective had he threatened to kill himself instead.

Posted by: ShainS -- A faculty lounge, if you can keep it. at January 26, 2022 04:14 PM (fP7L7)

471 I missed the last thread. Does anyone have any doubt that if Roe is defeated by the Supremes that there will be true insurrection all over the US?
Would love to see the GOPe do something constructive bur not holding my breath.
Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at January 26, 2022 03:57 PM (2NHgQ)

Riots you mean? Doubt it'd go into an attempt to overthrow the government. Thankfully the riots will happen in blue parts of the country.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 26, 2022 03:58 PM (z5Vrg)


I'd love to see the capitol building and supreme on fire, national guard surrounding WH, cities burning everywhere, and the dems saying this is all part of the process - even if they've been shot or shot at. Be fine by me. If they want to come to my neighborhood (which I doubt) I don't get to use my rifles as much as I'd like, so it's a win for me. I got a great view of the neighborhood from my front balcony.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 26, 2022 04:14 PM (wAnMi)

472 Have you tried Screamin' Sicilians?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford

Anyone that has had any experience at all with Sicilian women, whether kin or love interest, is well familiar with this.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 26, 2022 04:14 PM (mD/uy)

473
it's SUPER popular with the kind of air headed pretty girls up here with rich parents. somehow it seems more prestigious than a local art school I dunno. I think we have like the oldest one in the US here in Philly but NOOOOO it's way cooler to be in Savannah for that interior design degree
Posted by: Black Orchid at January 26

I really can't blame the girls. I'd rather party in Savannah than Philly, no offense.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 26, 2022 04:14 PM (9mPbX)

474
No matter who the black lady judge nominee is, Fake News will tell us she is "liked by both sides" and "she has a moderate record on the bench."

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at January 26, 2022 04:14 PM (RNCSI)

475 So the color of the nominee's ass, and the configuration of the nominee's plumbing, are the paramount consideration?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 26, 2022 04:13 PM (nEndu)

Forget it, Jay. It's retard town.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at January 26, 2022 04:14 PM (SH2Zi)

476 most have actually sold their catalog so they have no control over their music any longer.

Young sold half of his catalog, so his control is questionable. Not good to make threats like that in that situation.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 26, 2022 04:14 PM (ZGrMX)

477 I really can't blame the girls. I'd rather party in Savannah than Philly, no offense.


hmm that is an excellent point!

Posted by: Black Orchid at January 26, 2022 04:15 PM (j9HX3)

478 452 Wall Street Journal is reporting that Spotify is going to get rid of Neil Young music.
Posted by: Mark1971 at January 26, 2022 04:12 PM (xPl2J)

This is beautiful. The fund that paid $150 million for half of Young's catalogue must be really happy about that news.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 26, 2022 04:15 PM (qma9m)

479 457 OT but looks like the knives are out for Boris Johnson?

The hard left hates him for Brexit, everyone else hates him for being a ventriloquist dummy for his Marxist wife.
Posted by: Ian S. at January 26, 2022 04:13 PM (ZGrMX)

the brits are having conniptions over his partying while the country was on lockdown or something like that it sounds like.

Posted by: IC - #FJB at January 26, 2022 04:15 PM (hV9ir)

480 Neil Young now looks like Statler, or maybe Waldorf. Shut up Neil, enjoy your sunset years.

Posted by: kraken at January 26, 2022 04:15 PM (6Je/Q)

481 Headline in two months:

"Neil Young's music has quietly rejoined the Spotify catalogue after a brief absence."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 26, 2022 04:15 PM (LvTSG)

482 476 most have actually sold their catalog so they have no control over their music any longer.

Young sold half of his catalog, so his control is questionable. Not good to make threats like that in that situation.
Posted by: Ian S. at January 26, 2022 04:14 PM (ZGrMX)

I seem to recall that some foreign business concern owns a shitload of his catalog.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 26, 2022 04:15 PM (II3Gr)

483 A hospital in Boston took a guy off the heart transplant list because he won't get the clot shot.

Is the GOPe talking about this? No?

Posted by: 18-1 at January 26, 2022 04:15 PM (ESjRY)

484 469 Build Neil Young a fire and he'll be warm for a night.
Set Neil Young on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker.


I laughed.

Posted by: JEM at January 26, 2022 04:16 PM (8erNz)

485 Spotify is going to remove Neil Young music.

Posted by: Mark1971 at January 26, 2022 04:10 PM (xPl2J)

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He would have been more effective had he threatened to kill himself instead.

Posted by: ShainS -- A faculty lounge, if you can keep it. at January 26, 2022 04:14 PM (fP7L7)

Keep Rogan on or I'll kill myself.

Posted by: Neil Young at January 26, 2022 04:16 PM (SH2Zi)

486
I hope Neil Young will remember
Spotify don't need him around anyhow.

Posted by: Axeman at January 26, 2022 04:16 PM (XHhHI)

487 468 Spotify is going to remove Neil Young music.
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Who knew Neil Young was even still alive?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 26, 2022 04:14 PM (nEndu)

Not me. I thought he died a while back!

Posted by: IC - #FJB at January 26, 2022 04:16 PM (hV9ir)

488 479 457 OT but looks like the knives are out for Boris Johnson?

The hard left hates him for Brexit, everyone else hates him for being a ventriloquist dummy for his Marxist wife.
Posted by: Ian S. at January 26, 2022 04:13 PM (ZGrMX)

the brits are having conniptions over his partying while the country was on lockdown or something like that it sounds like.
Posted by: IC - #FJB at January 26, 2022 04:15 PM (hV9ir)

==========

Maybe the Conservative Party will have a conservative PM soon.

Why are you laughing?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 26, 2022 04:16 PM (LvTSG)

489 456 Prop. 13 is literally the last thing holding me here.

Texas, Florida, I've done the math. It's cheaper where I am now unless I move to a studio apartment.
Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 26, 2022 04:13 PM (jTmQV)
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I hear ya. We're grandfathered in, so our property tax is low. Recent arrivals pay ten times in property tax what we do.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 26, 2022 04:16 PM (nEndu)

490 Spotify is going to remove Neil Young music.
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Who knew Neil Young was even still alive?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 26, 2022 04:14 PM (nEndu)


I'd seen that he pulled his letter - I'm glad, and maybe even a bit surprised that spotify is going ahead and sending a message. As far as I know, Young sold a lot of his music many years ago. Which I had assumed was one more reason he'd pulled his open letter. It'd be hilarious if the publishers sued his ass for damages! LOL.

I wouldn't mind stepping over Neil laying in a gutter asking for spare change.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 26, 2022 04:16 PM (wAnMi)

491 Where's the co-caine?

Posted by: Ketanji at January 26, 2022 04:17 PM (n/szn)

492 Yeah, an English company owns half his shit.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 26, 2022 04:17 PM (II3Gr)

493 the brits are having conniptions over his partying while the country was on lockdown or something like that it sounds like.

The funny part of that? It means he wasn't afraid of COVID. Yes, yes hypocrisy, but the fact he wasn't afraid like the government told the people to be is the part that sticks out.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 26, 2022 04:17 PM (ESjRY)

494 RE Neil: Proven once again, only the good die young.

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 26, 2022 04:17 PM (GYllL)

495 Shorter version of Neil Young: "Look at me! I'm still relevant!"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 26, 2022 04:18 PM (nEndu)

496 Nobody really likes Boris Johnson. He kind of??? got Brexit through, which was the reason he was elected to begin with, but has halfassed it so much that people aren't very happy with the results, and other than that topic he's been pretty much stupid and wrong on nearly everything. Plus he looks like he combs his hair with a hand mixer and acts like a buffoon.

You can get away with that if you are delivering but he's not delivering.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2022 04:18 PM (KZzsI)

497 493 the brits are having conniptions over his partying while the country was on lockdown or something like that it sounds like.

The funny part of that? It means he wasn't afraid of COVID. Yes, yes hypocrisy, but the fact he wasn't afraid like the government told the people to be is the part that sticks out.
Posted by: 18-1 at January 26, 2022 04:17 PM (ESjRY)

========

He had and recovered from the first strain. He should have been the poster child for, "Really this isn't so bad with early and effective treatment," but he went full on into "The NHS is GOD and we must do everything they wish."

Because British conservative.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 26, 2022 04:18 PM (LvTSG)

498 the brits are having conniptions over his partying while the country was on lockdown or something like that it sounds like.
Posted by: IC - #FJB at January 26, 2022 04:15 PM (hV9ir)
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They are, but don't fall for it. That news has been around for a while and Boris, like everyone else, didn't worry about it.

It was only when he declared that COVID was over that his COVID rule violations became a super big deal.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 26, 2022 04:18 PM (DU+/6)

499 Fuck Neil Young with a Redwood tree.

Posted by: Boss Moss at January 26, 2022 04:18 PM (todmg)

500
I hear ya. We're grandfathered in, so our property tax is low. Recent arrivals pay ten times in property tax what we do.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 26, 2022 04:16 PM (nEndu)

The Ag preserve is a great thing too. The Williamson act.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 26, 2022 04:18 PM (9mPbX)

501 160

Attention on deck:

The GOPe is more useless than hyena shit underneath the foot of a syphilitic tranny Haitian whore with AIDS diarrhea and filariasis trying to suck a golf ball through a garden hose to win a $2 gift certificate to Dick's sporting goods...

That is all. Carry on.
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Okay I had to analyze that word for word and the Haitian/hyena in the same spot did not compute. One of them is on the wrong continental mass.
/LOL

Posted by: Ciampino at January 26, 2022 04:19 PM (qfLjt)

502 NOOD QUICK HITS

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 26, 2022 04:19 PM (DU+/6)

503 >>> it's SUPER popular with the kind of air headed pretty girls up here with rich parents. somehow it seems more prestigious than a local art school I dunno. I think we have like the oldest one in the US here in Philly but NOOOOO it's way cooler to be in Savannah for that interior design degree
Posted by: Black Orchid at January 26, 2022 04:10 PM (j9HX3)


It is so expensive. Probably one of the more expensive colleges in the nation. For an art degree. They're getting big into tv and film now and making connections with Hollywood. They better have rich parents.

Posted by: banana Dream at January 26, 2022 04:19 PM (Q51xq)

504 These days with the price of heating oil that may not be a bad business move.

What's a normal heating oil tank? 200-300 gals?

So between 50 and 75 gals @ 3.50 gal? == 175$ - 262.$

Yeah. I'd put in for that.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 26, 2022 04:19 PM (cGAjs)

505 I am also very partial to the fresh fruits and veggies here in CA. Hence my nick.
I've lived back East where all you can buy is those little bitty dried up things...

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 26, 2022 04:19 PM (jTmQV)

506 Spotify is going to remove Neil Young music.

Too bad
I know he's an out-of-touch hippie douche, but I'm not going to lie and say I'm not a fan of his music from the 60's through the '90's.

I listen to him on Spotify

Posted by: JoeF. at January 26, 2022 04:20 PM (mR6Gs)

507 New respect for spotify. They stood up to their woke staff, stood up to woke neil young.

The knives will be out for them now, and I wish them luck. Too bad more companies don't have a spine

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 26, 2022 04:20 PM (9zuS8)

508 I saw Ketanji. The Rock was in it.

Posted by: wth at January 26, 2022 04:20 PM (v0R5T)

509
Quick Tits nood

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at January 26, 2022 04:20 PM (RNCSI)

510 In the last couple of days England, Ireland, the Netherlands and now Denmark have all lifted Covid mandates.
Tourist season starts soon.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at January 26, 2022 04:20 PM (Y+l9t)

511 Noodus hittus celerica

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 26, 2022 04:20 PM (txdEq)

512 493 the brits are having conniptions over his partying while the country was on lockdown or something like that it sounds like.

--- just more double standard lawfare against non liberals. All libs were out partying too, like Gavin

Posted by: Tim Riggins at January 26, 2022 04:21 PM (ZZK0E)

513 ...Plus he looks like he combs his hair with a hand mixer and acts like a buffoon.

You can get away with that if you are delivering but he's not delivering.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2022 04:18 PM (KZzsI)

The funniest description that I heard about Boris' hair was that it looked like it was combed with a balloon.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 26, 2022 04:21 PM (qma9m)

514 All of Young's boomer fans couldn't care less. They will still listen to him like always, on their local classic rock station that plays him once very two hours with twofers on Tuesdays!

Posted by: Mark1971 at January 26, 2022 04:22 PM (xPl2J)

515 489 456 Prop. 13 is literally the last thing holding me here.
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I hear ya. We're grandfathered in, so our property tax is low. Recent arrivals pay ten times in property tax what we do.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

We've been where we are now since 1993 ($375K) and, well we fudged a bit on the cost of an almost teardown remodel 2002-2003 we're paying $6K a year. I'd guess current valuation as a single residence is around $2.5M.

House to the left, they bought almost new ('60s), they're probably paying a third what we are.

House to the right, they bought maybe five years ago, they're paying at least three times what we are.

We have a far bigger lot than anyone else here, the state is trying to force municipalities to allow multiple-units on a lot and ours would be good under that law for three or four. I keep telling my wife "let's put it up as a makememove at $7.5M" but so far no.

Posted by: JEM at January 26, 2022 04:22 PM (8erNz)

516 A hospital in Boston took a guy off the heart transplant list because he won't get the clot shot.

Is the GOPe talking about this? No?

The Brits got away with killing us for funsies for a while, too.

Posted by: Methos at January 26, 2022 04:23 PM (kOpft)

517 Cernovich @Cernovich; 14h
Neil Young deleted the letter. As it turns out, he sold most of the rights to his music. He had no right to demand Spotify remove "his" music. He is maybe a victim of elder abuse. There needs to be a conservator appointed. Who really wrote that letter?

Cernovich @Cernovich; 14h
"Do not play my music that I sold the rights to."

Hahah this is incredible, and it's a testament to the fake news ecosystem that this HIGHLY RELEVANT fact about Neil Young's music wasn't omitted from coverage.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 26, 2022 04:23 PM (UHVv4)

518 All of Young's boomer fans couldn't care less. They will still listen to him like always, on their local classic rock station that plays him once very two hours with twofers on Tuesdays!
Posted by: Mark1971 at January 26, 2022 04:22 PM (xPl2J

They MIGHT still play "Heart of Gold" and "Keep on Rockin' in the Free World."

Posted by: JoeF. at January 26, 2022 04:23 PM (mR6Gs)

519 Cernovich @Cernovich; 14h
Neil Young deleted the letter. As it turns out, he sold most of the rights to his music. He had no right to demand Spotify remove "his" music. He is maybe a victim of elder abuse. There needs to be a conservator appointed. Who really wrote that letter?

Darryl Hannah, his wife?

Posted by: JoeF. at January 26, 2022 04:24 PM (mR6Gs)

520 178 Not me. I just get constant come-ons to refinance my non-existent mortgage.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 26, 2022

***
I get the constant drumbeat of offers for low-cost car insurance (ha, I'm in Lousy-ana) and for a vehicle extended warranty. We all get those last. But somehow one of my late cats got on a list somewhere, and I get hard copy mail for extended warranties addressed to "Tatiana Sibirsky."

I'd really be scared if they listed an actual vehicle for her.
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I have cats and that was really funny.

Posted by: Ciampino at January 26, 2022 04:27 PM (qfLjt)

521 160

Attention on deck:

The GOPe is more useless than hyena shit underneath the foot of a syphilitic tranny Haitian whore with AIDS diarrhea and filariasis trying to suck a golf ball through a garden hose to win a $2 gift certificate to Dick's sporting goods...

That is all. Carry on.
Posted by: Sailor Jerry at January 26, 2022 03:29 PM (C8404)

This is a disturbingly specific description; is there something else you would like to share with the class?

Posted by: Bonecrusher at January 26, 2022 04:37 PM (JNTt1)

522 263 "Gobitis" sounds like some kind of oral disease.

Is it like 'go bite me' ?

Posted by: Ciampino at January 26, 2022 05:14 PM (qfLjt)

523 328 BTW some good news. Netflix has burned through $100 billion in market cap in the last week and is absolutely hemorraging subscribers.

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huzzah huzzah. Netflix execs were all like "Hey, let's remake the flying nun, only she's a tranny and she spends every episode talking to a gay black female therapist with short fuzzy hair"
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Lightfoot, the Chicago mayor, has a starring role?
https://is.gd/rxJjuW

Posted by: Ciampino at January 26, 2022 05:54 PM (qfLjt)

524 These motherfuckers are always more concerned with "fixing to do shit", than actually having to do shit.

Posted by: Indignatio Vindicatorem at January 26, 2022 06:36 PM (oWBc3)

525 Any paragraph with the name " Mitch McConnell " in it , makes me want to spit and pull my teeth out !

Posted by: Theocratus at January 26, 2022 07:03 PM (r3fmh)

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