The Morning Rant: GOPe “Budget Hawk” Who Never Cut Spending Condemns Trump For Not Cutting Medicare; Plus Other Stuff, Including “Fish Gravy”

Paul Ryan & AEI Are Not Our Allies


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This disgusts me, and reminds me of what complete and total frauds the GOPe “budget hawks” were when we trusted them with power. It’s also a reminder that my contempt for the American Enterprise Institute is well warranted, since Paul Ryan is a “visiting fellow” at this grift pretending to be a conservative think tank.

Paul Ryan griped that Trump didn't pursue cuts to Medicare and other safety-net programs [Business Insider 4/27/2022]

"He and I fought about Medicare and entitlement reform all the time," the former GOP House speaker said Wednesday at a book event at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank. "It became clear to me there was no way he wanted to embrace that."

Paul Ryan served in Congress for 20 years. During that time, there was a four-year span (2003 – 2007) that Republicans held the House, the Senate, and the White House, which were all led by Paul Ryan’s type of Republicans: House Speaker Dennis Hastert, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, and President George W. Bush.

They were able to push through tax cuts, of course, but when it came to spending cuts, somehow all those GOPe budget hawks just couldn’t find any scissors to slash the funding for toxic recipients such as NPR or the National Endowment for the Arts.

Yet Ryan has the audacity to condemn Trump for not cutting Medicare?!

Paul Ryan also served as Speaker of the House for four years during the Obama presidency. Under the Constitution, he and his fellow House Republicans had the power of the purse and could choose not to fund Obama’s spending priorities. He chose not to use that power.

Again, Ryan has the audacity to condemn Trump for not cutting Medicare?!

And by the way, where is Ryan’s condemnation of Barack Obama? Just kidding. They’re part of the same uniparty team. Ryan’s role was to star as the controlled opposition who would graciously lose to Obama, then fight tooth and nail with conservative reformers like Trump.

The biggest thing to remember about big-government frauds like Ryan is that they used the “budget hawk” gimmick as a weapon to stop conservative goals from being obtained.

Border Fence? Nope. Budget hawks said we couldn’t afford it.

Cut wasteful spending such as public radio or foreign aid to countries that hate us? Nope. Budget hawks said those were meaningless drops in the bucket unless entitlements were also cut.

Legislate conservative social issues? Nope. Budget hawks said we couldn’t do anything socially conservative until we addressed the budget crisis.

They never actually wanted to address “the budget crisis” or reduce the size of government. Ryan and his fellow budget hawk phonies were there to protect big government and all its taxpayer-funded parasites from real conservatives, while also ensuring that none of the promises they made to social conservatives to get elected were ever enacted by GOP majorities.

Real conservatives still desperately want to see government spending slashed. But if that’s not going to happen, we’ll take a Trump who will at least advance the rest of our agenda, unlike the Paul Ryans of this world who spent 20 years in Congress in a false flag endeavor to impede conservative goals, all under the pretense of being a “budget hawk.”

Paul Ryan condemning Donald Trump’s legislative agenda is among the most flattering things I’ve ever heard about Donald Trump.

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Speaking of Faux-Conservative Think Tanks

Speaking of AEI, I was pondering the significant election victories that conservatives had in last week’s Texas school board elections, and how a few individuals like Christopher Rufo and Ryan James Girdusky, acting almost alone, have done more in a short time to advance the conservative cause than Heritage, AEI, and every legacy conservative publication have accomplished in decades.

Ace commented this week on NBC’s meltdown about conservatives flooding the polls in Texas to defeat leftists in school board races. Mr. Girdusky’s 1776 Project is recruiting candidates, training them, and helping their campaigns, with great success.


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In the battle against Critical Race Theory, Christopher Rufo is the most prominent person in America, aggressively identifying, exposing, and fighting back against CRT. Without Mr. Rufo, Virginia would probably still be under Democrat control.

His diligence in exposing the cover up of transgender sex crimes in Loudoun County schools, and the effort of those in charge to criminalize parental pushback, caused Virginia voters to flood the polls and flush Democrats completely out of power in Virginia.

He also played a major role in turning public opinion against Disney in its battle against Governor DeSantis in Florida. Rufo is bringing about actual on-the-ground conservative victories.

This is an incredibly flattering hate-headline from The New Yorker about Mr. Rufo.

How a Conservative Activist Invented the Conflict Over Critical Race Theory

“Invented.” Heh.

You’d never see such a story from the liberal media about Heritage or AEI, because those conservative think tanks aren’t actually trying to get the conservative base to fight the left at the ballot box. At best, AEI and Heritage are just trying to get their left-wing friends to tone down their rhetorical excesses, while explaining to conservative donors why we must constantly surrender to the left in the name of “principles.”

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Fish Gravy

Let’s finish up today with something a little lighter. As I’ve documented before, Mrs. Throckmorton has a charming habit of creating malaprops, mixed metaphors, or other accidentally funny word usages.

She had brunch with girlfriends yesterday, and told me afterward that the Eggs Benedict were served with “sockeye gravy” rather than hollandaise sauce. Sockeye is a salmon. (I’m guessing it was actually red-eye gravy, which is cream gravy made with the drippings of fried breakfast meats.)

I told her that I prefer mackerel gravy or flounder gravy to sockeye gravy, especially on eggs, but that’s probably just my Gulf Coast bias.

If y’all have any favorite fish gravy recipes, be sure to send them to Mr. CBD for his Sunday food thread.

Have a great weekend!

(buck.throckmorton at protonmail dot com)

Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at 11:00 AM




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1 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 13, 2022 11:01 AM (Zz0t1)

2 Second-ish...

Posted by: Greyman27 at May 13, 2022 11:01 AM (RKLPC)

3 And not Sponge.

Posted by: Greyman27 at May 13, 2022 11:01 AM (RKLPC)

4 Paul Ryan could have sent individual budget and appropriations bills to Trump's desk that massively curtailed the administrative state and brought down discretionary spending.

He did not.

He heralded several CRs through Congress at the same elevated spending levels.

Fuck Paul Ryan with a rusty pickaxe.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 13, 2022 11:01 AM (LvTSG)

5 Well gee Paul, maybe you should've sent Trump a budget that cut spending. Or hell, a budget at all.

Posted by: Someguy's at May 13, 2022 11:02 AM (tt9eU)

6 That sounds like a halibut gravy!

Posted by: Diogenes at May 13, 2022 11:03 AM (anj39)

7 Trump produced more budgets than Paul Ryan, fiscal hawk, ever did.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 13, 2022 11:03 AM (LvTSG)

8
Fuck Paul Ryan with a rusty pickaxe.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 13, 2022 11:01 AM (LvTSG)

You're being too polite

Posted by: It's me donna at May 13, 2022 11:03 AM (TQlM9)

9 Buck up, Throck old chap!

Posted by: Throck Buckmorton III at May 13, 2022 11:04 AM (aCM3P)

10 Low teens?

Posted by: Ciampino at May 13, 2022 11:04 AM (qfLjt)

11 Fuck Paul Ryan.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at May 13, 2022 11:04 AM (H4qIP)

12 >>If y’all have any favorite fish gravy recipes, be sure to send them to Mr. CBD for his Sunday food thread.


I LOVE Huma's Fish Gravy.


Let me text her and see if she has a recipe.

Posted by: Hillary at May 13, 2022 11:04 AM (kjquW)

13 Paul Ryan needs to jump off a cliff

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 13, 2022 11:04 AM (ucG1R)

14 Pork Tartar with Halibut Gravy

Now I have to go watch Space Ghost.

Posted by: garrett at May 13, 2022 11:05 AM (kjquW)

15 PDT put Ryan onto the talking shit circuit and out of the voting shit business. Another win.

Posted by: DaveA at May 13, 2022 11:05 AM (FhXTo)

16 Paul Ryan can EBOD. Did absolutely nothing for us while in office except stab us in the back.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 13, 2022 11:05 AM (N39Ws)

17 >>>"Paul Ryan condemning Donald Trump’s legislative agenda is among the most flattering things I’ve ever heard about Donald Trump."

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Good one.

I remember thinking that the adult had entered the room when Romney chose Ryan as running mate. I thought he was a great choice and he'd bring some fiscal sanity back to the White House.

Boy did I screw that pooch.

Posted by: 496 at May 13, 2022 11:05 AM (U1eOr)

18 "He and I fought about Medicare and entitlement reform all the time," the former GOP House speaker said Wednesday at a book event at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank. "It became clear to me there was no way he wanted to embrace that."

Then pass a bill and make him veto it.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 13, 2022 11:05 AM (bg3iC)

19 Entitlement programs (namely SS and Medicare) do need to be cut, but they would absolutely be electoral suicide. So long as the Boomers are the largest voting fact, they cannot be cut. Paul Ryan knows this. So rather than making cuts that can be made, he pines for something not achievable.

Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe) at May 13, 2022 11:05 AM (sX1BW)

20 I thought red-eye gravy was made with covfefe.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 13, 2022 11:06 AM (HsAzN)

21 Cone one, Paul Ryan DID cut one thing... he made Military retirements CHEAPER for the Government.

Yup, the only thing he actually cut, was for those who served.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 13, 2022 11:06 AM (oHd/0)

22 Red eye gravy is made of country ham "drippings", coffee, and a little water.

That is all.

Posted by: Throck Buckmorton IV at May 13, 2022 11:06 AM (aCM3P)

23 18 "He and I fought about Medicare and entitlement reform all the time," the former GOP House speaker said Wednesday at a book event at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank. "It became clear to me there was no way he wanted to embrace that."

Then pass a bill and make him veto it.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 13, 2022 11:05 AM (bg3iC)

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It's almost like he couldn't have gotten a budget that cut Medicare through his own caucus and he's blaming Trump.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 13, 2022 11:06 AM (LvTSG)

24 Oddball phones Hitler.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrEnEa3ZgUY

[1:27 minutes]

Posted by: andycanuck (Jtln5) at May 13, 2022 11:06 AM (Jtln5)

25 Fuck Paul Ryan, that treasonous hack fraud.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 13, 2022 11:06 AM (V6f9+)

26 More of the same. Here is a fight we could have fought, but didn't because there was a chance we could lose.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 13, 2022 11:06 AM (bg3iC)

27 Fuck Paul Ryan with a rusty pickaxe.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 13, 2022 11:01 AM (LvTSG)

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Twice.

Posted by: 496 at May 13, 2022 11:06 AM (U1eOr)

28 Ryan is a type of weasel.

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 13, 2022 11:06 AM (4I/2K)

29
Trump should have jumped on the entitlements grenade because we in the GOP didn't have the moral courage to do it legislatively like we were supposed to do. Plus, I mean, we in the House were so supportive of his agenda.

Posted by: Paul Ryan at May 13, 2022 11:07 AM (rzne3)

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It's almost like he couldn't have gotten a budget that cut Medicare through his own caucus and he's blaming Trump.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 13, 2022 11:06 AM (LvTSG)

Or he had no interest in cutting spending. Trump's budget cut spending, why not send him that to sign at least?

Posted by: Someguy's at May 13, 2022 11:07 AM (tt9eU)

31 19 Entitlement programs (namely SS and Medicare) do need to be cut, but they would absolutely be electoral suicide. So long as the Boomers are the largest voting fact, they cannot be cut. Paul Ryan knows this. So rather than making cuts that can be made, he pines for something not achievable.
Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe) at May 13, 2022 11:05 AM (sX1BW)

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But fuck people who've been told that they'll never, ever get SS but we have to pay into it anyway. Ryan was a waste of a Speaker.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 13, 2022 11:07 AM (LvTSG)

32 >>Entitlement programs (namely SS and Medicare) do need to be cut, but they would absolutely be electoral suicide.


Not necessarily. They should be means tested, cut and anyone who voluntarily forgoes should receive credits toward their Estate Tax.

Posted by: garrett at May 13, 2022 11:07 AM (kjquW)

33
Pork Tartar with Halibut Gravy

Now I have to go watch Space Ghost.

Posted by: garrett at May 13, 2022 11:05 AM


sun-spoiled orange roughy

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 13, 2022 11:07 AM (ENBF0)

34 The c*ck suckers steal from Social Security to spend on enriching themselves and all their government contracting buddies, then they blab about austerity to 'save social security'.

F*ck 'em to death.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 13, 2022 11:07 AM (Ryaf0)

35 19 Entitlement programs (namely SS and Medicare) do need to be cut, but they would absolutely be electoral suicide. So long as the Boomers are the largest voting fact, they cannot be cut. Paul Ryan knows this. So rather than making cuts that can be made, he pines for something not achievable.
Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe) at May 13, 2022 11:05 AM (sX1BW)

Yeah, in a time of 17% actual inflation, cutting MY Social Security, while spending Billions in Ukraine?

As we used to say, 'Stand by for heavy rolls as the Ship comes about'....

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 13, 2022 11:07 AM (oHd/0)

36 Saw blog we are giving more to Ukraine for their defense than the border wall would be on %10 of that.
Every entitlement the Democrats put out is written in stone and can't be taken away because it's for the %51

Posted by: Skip's phone at May 13, 2022 11:08 AM (iFrHf)

37 In 10 years, when it may be politically feasible (more like no other option available) and SS and Medicare are finally cut back (taken away from Gen X), Paul Ryan will blame the GOP president (DeSantis) for doing so.

Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe) at May 13, 2022 11:08 AM (sX1BW)

38 Paul Ryan... relegated to the "who's that?" category. Because fuck him sideways with barbed wire wrapped flaming pineapple.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 13, 2022 11:08 AM (BFigT)

39 The Great MAGA King's response should be:

"I'm happy to be criticized by an unaccomplished fraud like Paul Ryan, who continued the Democrat's profligate passing of CR after CR rather than actually fulfilling his Constitutional responsibility to create real, fiscally responsible appropriations bills."

Posted by: Greyman27 at May 13, 2022 11:08 AM (RKLPC)

40 But no, it's all monkey knife fights and lying your asses off just to get the brass ring.
Posted by: Warai-otoko

Let the Flinging of the Poo commence!
Posted by: distant spectator

Yeah, The Gorilla Channel is great.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at May 13, 2022 11:08 AM (FVME7)

41 And took note good rant but forgot his Monkey Face

Posted by: Skip's phone at May 13, 2022 11:08 AM (iFrHf)

42 Paul Ryan may be a huge hypocrite and he can DIAF for all I care but it's not a secret that Trump was always a big spender. He never was concerned about debt in both his private and political life. The Covid giveaways are one of my biggest disappointments.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 13, 2022 11:08 AM (eCqFY)

43 30
It's almost like he couldn't have gotten a budget that cut Medicare through his own caucus and he's blaming Trump.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 13, 2022 11:06 AM (LvTSG)

Or he had no interest in cutting spending. Trump's budget cut spending, why not send him that to sign at least?
Posted by: Someguy's at May 13, 2022 11:07 AM (tt9eU)

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I think he had some interest in making the budget remotely realistic, but it was a very slow process with nothing close to a guarantee that future Congresses would keep to it. I think he's a fool, at best.

But still, fuck that guy.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 13, 2022 11:08 AM (LvTSG)

44 Gee whiz, you couldn't talk him into a presidency ending faux pas? Interesting.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at May 13, 2022 11:08 AM (fj2YZ)

45 The uniparty has one goal. Shrink the power of America on the world stage and put Americans in their 'place.' They don't believe we're special. They don't believe we're strong. They don't believe we're a beacon of hope on the world stage.

They want to shrink entitlements because they KNOW, whether you like it or not, it will HARM AMERICANS. They would rather keep the leftist bullshit funds for cowboy poetry and funding our enemies. Americans can donkeyfuck.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 13, 2022 11:09 AM (Zz0t1)

46 hiya

Posted by: JT at May 13, 2022 11:09 AM (arJlL)

47 42 Paul Ryan may be a huge hypocrite and he can DIAF for all I care but it's not a secret that Trump was always a big spender. He never was concerned about debt in both his private and political life. The Covid giveaways are one of my biggest disappointments.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 13, 2022 11:08 AM (eCqFY)

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2012 made it obvious that there was no political will in the American electorate for serious budget reform.

It's just the reality. A real budget hawk is never going to get support because a real budget hawk will want to cut more than foreign aid.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 13, 2022 11:09 AM (LvTSG)

48 Don't forget the Dept. of Energy, whose purpose is to make us energy independent.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at May 13, 2022 11:10 AM (lKAqb)

49 Hey JT.

Posted by: SMH that God hasn't lobbed a Texas-sized asteroid at us yet at May 13, 2022 11:10 AM (AxTbI)

50
Paul Ryan... relegated to the "who's that?" category. Because fuck him sideways with barbed wire wrapped flaming pineapple.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 13, 2022 11:08 AM (BFigT)

Says you.

I did my duty. I thwarted the President, and helped spike the 2018 midterms just like I was supposed. And now these think tanks and cable networks give me gigantic payoffs. I'm relegated to the "person I always wanted to be" category.

Make sure to tune in to Fox.

Posted by: Paul Ryan at May 13, 2022 11:10 AM (rzne3)

51 Will this thread flounder in fish puns?

Posted by: USNtakim deplorable, now with ultra maga at May 13, 2022 11:10 AM (0OmEj)

52 They should be means tested,

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Means testing SS may be popular with some groups, but the people who will be means tested out - who by the way contributed the most (on an individual basis) - are going to fight like hell against it.

Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe) at May 13, 2022 11:10 AM (sX1BW)

53 At least Trump never claimed to be a fiscal conservative. He was openly not that. He didn't lie to anybody, unlike Ryno.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 13, 2022 11:11 AM (HsAzN)

54 But still, fuck that guy.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

Hey, Speaker Ryan?

I want my hair back

Posted by: Eddie Munster at May 13, 2022 11:11 AM (aCM3P)

55 Well done, MisHum. This is a good rant.

And spot on.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 13, 2022 11:11 AM (Zz0t1)

56 At least Trump never claimed to be a fiscal conservative. He was openly not that. He didn't lie to anybody, unlike Ryno.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 13, 2022 11:11 AM (HsAzN)

Agree.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 13, 2022 11:11 AM (eCqFY)

57 I like Paul Ryan. I think he did a good job.

Posted by: Raul Pyan at May 13, 2022 11:12 AM (flINI)

58 This is an incredibly flattering hate-headline from The New Yorker about Mr. Rufo.

How a Conservative Activist Invented the Conflict Over Critical Race Theory

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If it wasn't for gaslighting the left would have no ting at all.

Posted by: ShainS at May 13, 2022 11:12 AM (93Arc)

59 Means testing SS may be popular with some groups, but the people who will be means tested out - who by the way contributed the most (on an individual basis) - are going to fight like hell against it.
Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe) at May 13, 2022 11:10 AM (sX1BW)

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Well said. Just because I'm saving for retirement does not they did not take a fair amount from me over the years. Some of that ought to come back to me.

Posted by: 496 at May 13, 2022 11:12 AM (U1eOr)

60 the main ingredient in my fish gravy is Tang

Posted by: REDACTED at May 13, 2022 11:12 AM (us2H3)

61 There are enough people who are honest about the budget. The problem is that no one in Congress shares their views, and the GOP attack on entitlements is all part of their scheme to be the Washington Generals. And don't forget, it worked! Right up until Donald Trump dragged them kicking and screaming to a victory so large it required Soviet-level fraud to obscure.

Posted by: trev006 at May 13, 2022 11:12 AM (8A7u+)

62 >>Means testing SS may be popular with some groups, but the people who will be means tested out - who by the way contributed the most (on an individual basis) - are going to fight like hell against it.


Well, the people actually funding the program are guaranteed to NEVER see a payment.

Like I said, offer up Tax incentives/rebates to those who test out or voluntarily forgoe their payments.

Posted by: garrett at May 13, 2022 11:12 AM (kjquW)

63 I am going to see Flounder today. I will not make gravy out of him, unless he angers me.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 13, 2022 11:12 AM (DRSnL)

64 Three-eyed fish gravy. It's nuclear!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 13, 2022 11:12 AM (63Dwl)

65 Not only did the GOPe not cut Medicare during that 4-year span when they controlled everything, they *EXPANDED* it with Medicare Part D -- the single largest increase in entitlement spending since Medicare was introduced!

Why did they do this? I believe George W. Bush was attempting to buy favor from seniors in exchange for support for the Iraq war. Just one more reason why the neocons need to be kicked to the curb!

Posted by: Caiwyn at May 13, 2022 11:12 AM (+dHQK)

66 All Ryan did was keep the Speaker seat warm for Pelosi.

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 13, 2022 11:12 AM (4I/2K)

67 I bet he supports sending $40 billion to Ukraine.

I'll support cutting entitlements when the gov't trims the fat everywhere else.

Posted by: WiNO at May 13, 2022 11:12 AM (EpDzw)

68 53 At least Trump never claimed to be a fiscal conservative. He was openly not that. He didn't lie to anybody, unlike Ryno.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 13, 2022 11:11 AM (HsAzN)

Yeah, the guy who presents pretty much as a moderate who doesn't care that much about spending is actually most fiscally conservative by virtue of the supposed fiscal conservatives being liars.

Posted by: Someguy's at May 13, 2022 11:13 AM (tt9eU)

69 Well, the people actually funding the program are guaranteed to NEVER see a payment.

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Some people (Gen X), not all (Boomers).

What can you say, they have more voting power.

Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe) at May 13, 2022 11:13 AM (sX1BW)

70
I like Paul Ryan. I think he did a good job.
Posted by: Raul Pyan at May 13, 2022 11:12 AM (flINI)

Sure. Paul Ryan is a fantastic guy, and I bet he has a beautiful penis. But he's half the man his running mate Mitt Romney is. That guy is like George Washington came back from the grave, but with better hair.

Posted by: Pierre Delicto at May 13, 2022 11:13 AM (rzne3)

71 Have fun, Jordan!

Posted by: SMH that God hasn't lobbed a Texas-sized asteroid at us yet at May 13, 2022 11:14 AM (AxTbI)

72 55 Well done, MisHum. This is a good rant.

And spot on.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 13, 2022 11:11 AM (Zz0t1)

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FYI, Buck (he left out the great pic of the chimp riding the collie) not MisHum. And agreed.

Posted by: ShainS at May 13, 2022 11:14 AM (93Arc)

73 >>Well said. Just because I'm saving for retirement does not they did not take a fair amount from me over the years. Some of that ought to come back to me.


Would you prefer a Government Check, or a pass on Taxes Owed going forward (for you and your heirs)?

Posted by: garrett at May 13, 2022 11:14 AM (kjquW)

74 Paul Ryan?

Fish-eyed fool

Posted by: Auntie Esther at May 13, 2022 11:14 AM (aCM3P)

75 Social Security. That wonderful "entitlement" created in the hope you would die before being able to receive your own money back, since eligibility age was set above the average life expectancy at the time.

Posted by: Greyman27 at May 13, 2022 11:14 AM (RKLPC)

76 Entitlement programs (namely SS and Medicare) do need to be cut, but they would absolutely be electoral suicide. So long as the Boomers are the largest voting fact, they cannot be cut. Paul Ryan knows this. So rather than making cuts that can be made, he pines for something not achievable.
Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe) at May 13, 2022 11:05 AM (sX1BW)

The way to "cut" entitlements is to cut the fraudulent use of them. Nobody receiving the entitlements, even the ones committing fraud, believe themselves to be committing fraud. It's always "somebody else". So as long as it's someone else's ox being gored, the entitlement crowd will be happy.

That's how you do it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 13, 2022 11:14 AM (Q9G1C)

77 Did I see correctly this morning that Rand Paul might be putting the brakes on Ukraine aid? Hope so.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 13, 2022 11:14 AM (Qy7kP)

78 The fake conservatives opened my eyes more than Trump did.

They claimed to be conservatives so I voted for them.

They claimed they needed more power so I volunteered for them.

They claimed they needed more time so I was patient.

And then a golden haired former liberal from New York exposed them as grifters and I forgot all about them.

Posted by: MJ at May 13, 2022 11:14 AM (zwDuR)

79 65 Not only did the GOPe not cut Medicare during that 4-year span when they controlled everything, they *EXPANDED* it with Medicare Part D -- the single largest increase in entitlement spending since Medicare was introduced!

Why did they do this? I believe George W. Bush was attempting to buy favor from seniors in exchange for support for the Iraq war. Just one more reason why the neocons need to be kicked to the curb!
Posted by: Caiwyn at May 13, 2022 11:12 AM (+dHQK)

I think Bush just supported that sort of spending. As much as people like to hate on Buckley, he was right that Bush wasn't a conservative. Also right about nation building being bullshit.

Posted by: Someguy's at May 13, 2022 11:14 AM (tt9eU)

80 What kind of gravy would it be, Jordan?
He's a Flounder. You can't have beef gravy. Need a white wine and garlic and butter "gravy".

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 13, 2022 11:15 AM (iZFYA)

81 Social Security Old Age Pension was always a welfare program for the poor. Just look at how benefits are calculated, disproportionately generous to the poor and shitty for the upper middle class which get taxed so much.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at May 13, 2022 11:15 AM (lKAqb)

82 Like I said, offer up Tax incentives/rebates to those who test out or voluntarily forego their payments.

Posted by: garrett
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I'd be willing to sign up for that.

Posted by: SMH that God hasn't lobbed a Texas-sized asteroid at us yet at May 13, 2022 11:15 AM (AxTbI)

83 77 Did I see correctly this morning that Rand Paul might be putting the brakes on Ukraine aid? Hope so.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 13, 2022 11:14 AM (Qy7kP)

He's insisting an Inspector General be appointed to monitor how the money is spent.

Naturally the Uniparty doesn't want this.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 13, 2022 11:15 AM (V6f9+)

84 I am going to see Flounder today. I will not make gravy out of him, unless he angers me.
Posted by: Jordan61

Beware the lures of the flounder.

Posted by: Grady and Skillet at May 13, 2022 11:16 AM (aCM3P)

85 Would you prefer a Government Check, or a pass on Taxes Owed going forward (for you and your heirs)?

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Most people are not ever going to pay an Estate Tax - even wealthy people. Whereas their mindset is I've paid into SS my whole life, so I deserve to get it.

Give the SS architects credit, they cleverly sold it to the American public.

Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe) at May 13, 2022 11:16 AM (sX1BW)

86 "He and I fought about Medicare and entitlement reform all the time," the former GOP House speaker said Wednesday at a book event at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank. "It became clear to me there was no way he wanted to embrace that."
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Neither did you. Your grand budget plan did nothing to deal with the weapon of mass fiscal destruction that is Medicare. Your budget plan made some modest adjustments to Social Security and then made wild assumptions about deficit reduction. It was never backed up properly and would never have been as valuable as you implied. You're a cheater and a phony.

But you know what, Lyin' Ryan? Trump didn't run as a budget hawk. You did. Trump was down with some big spending if it achieved his goals, and was pretty clear about being a spendthrift. You, however, were also down with big spending but unlike Trump, you *did* lie about it. Like Boehner before you, you never once refused to go to the CR dance and demand an actual budget with actual outlays, let alone actual cuts. You don't have a leg to stand on.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 13, 2022 11:16 AM (DU+/6)

87 Would you prefer a Government Check, or a pass on Taxes Owed going forward (for you and your heirs)?
Posted by: garrett at May 13, 2022 11:14 AM (kjquW)

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If it was one large government check, I'd take it. If by "pass on taxes owed" you mean no longer paying into SS, I'd take that. It puts me in charge of my own savings. If you mean I get extra deductions in future years, I'd go with the gov't check - more of a sure thing.

Posted by: 496 at May 13, 2022 11:16 AM (U1eOr)

88 83 77 Did I see correctly this morning that Rand Paul might be putting the brakes on Ukraine aid? Hope so.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 13, 2022 11:14 AM (Qy7kP)

He's insisting an Inspector General be appointed to monitor how the money is spent.

Naturally the Uniparty doesn't want this.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 13, 2022 11:15 AM (V6f9+)

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I don't know why they're resisting. Assign an IG. It's not like are any good at stopping government malfeasance. If they're not in on it, then they're incompetent and ineffective.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 13, 2022 11:16 AM (LvTSG)

89 For some reason, George P. Bush isn't getting any traction in Texas. Weird.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at May 13, 2022 11:16 AM (fj2YZ)

90 Paul Ryan also served as Speaker of the House for four years during the Obama presidency. Under the Constitution, he and his fellow House Republicans had the power of the purse and could choose not to fund Obama’s spending priorities. He chose not to use that power.
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Even worse, he didn't even demand an actual budget.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 13, 2022 11:17 AM (DU+/6)

91
Pop Sefton was king of the malaprops. Some of his classics include confusing "Lost In Space" with "Get Smart" to create the TV show "Get Lost," as well as that well known actor "Sylvester Stalin."

I miss that old boy. Sigh.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 13, 2022 11:17 AM (s2VJv)

92 Medicare and SS not really the problem.

It's Medicare fraud and SSDI that is bankrupting the system. I've known more than a few able bodied people on SSDI . Makes me Hulk Smash mad.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 13, 2022 11:17 AM (eCqFY)

93 Paul Ryan-another Ultra Saga-another stupid, Anti American grifting ass.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 13, 2022 11:17 AM (iZFYA)

94 89 For some reason, George P. Bush isn't getting any traction in Texas. Weird.
Posted by: Farmer Bob at May 13, 2022 11:16 AM (fj2YZ)


I wouldn't P on Bush if he was burning. . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 13, 2022 11:17 AM (s2VJv)

95 I think a liquid poured on a fish is more likely considered a sauce than a gravy.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at May 13, 2022 11:18 AM (fj2YZ)

96 Bullshit from The Hill:

||Democrats on Capitol Hill are sounding alarms this week over the possibility that Donald Trump could return to Twitter, warning that providing the former president with such a powerful megaphone could lead to violence on par with last year's Capitol riot.

Trump was banned "permanently" from Twitter on Jan. 8, 2021, just two days after a mob of his supporters attacked the Capitol in a failed effort to overturn President Biden's election win.||

Posted by: andycanuck (Jtln5) at May 13, 2022 11:18 AM (Jtln5)

97 Well said. Just because I'm saving for retirement does not they did not take a fair amount from me over the years. Some of that ought to come back to me.


Would you prefer a Government Check, or a pass on Taxes Owed going forward (for you and your heirs)?
Posted by: garrett

Zero out my property taxes forever. I'm 59 & 1/2. Forever won't be that long.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at May 13, 2022 11:18 AM (H4qIP)

98 Hiya SMH ! Happy Friday !

Posted by: JT at May 13, 2022 11:18 AM (arJlL)

99 Pop Sefton was king of the malaprops. Some of his classics include confusing "Lost In Space" with "Get Smart" to create the TV show "Get Lost," as well as that well known actor "Sylvester Stalin."

I miss that old boy. Sigh.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton
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Get Lost.

lol

Posted by: SMH that God hasn't lobbed a Texas-sized asteroid at us yet at May 13, 2022 11:18 AM (AxTbI)

100 90 Paul Ryan also served as Speaker of the House for four years during the Obama presidency. Under the Constitution, he and his fellow House Republicans had the power of the purse and could choose not to fund Obama’s spending priorities. He chose not to use that power.
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Even worse, he didn't even demand an actual budget.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 13, 2022 11:17 AM (DU+/6)

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I think it was JackStraw (not picking on him, I'm just pretty sure it was him) assured me that Paul Ryan would not only return to regular order but that Ryan had plans to do individual budget bills by department. He was the true fiscal hawk, that Ryan.

Ryan kept going with the CRs.

Fuck Paul Ryan with a rusty pickaxe that's been rubbed with salt.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 13, 2022 11:18 AM (LvTSG)

101 "Get Lost" LOL

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 13, 2022 11:18 AM (iZFYA)

102 For some reason, George P. Bush isn't getting any traction in Texas. Weird.
Posted by: Farmer Bob

It's a weird decade. In terms of electability based on surnames:

Marcos >> Bush

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 13, 2022 11:18 AM (ucG1R)

103 Thanks, SMH!

Fen, I think a white wine, butter, and garlic gravy sounds yummy!

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 13, 2022 11:19 AM (DRSnL)

104 It's Medicare fraud and SSDI that is bankrupting the system. I've known more than a few able bodied people on SSDI . Makes me Hulk Smash mad.

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I don't think that is mathematically true. But psychologically, it is. Don't take my money, fix the fraud first, is a tough mindset to overcome.

Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe) at May 13, 2022 11:19 AM (sX1BW)

105 This is an incredibly flattering hate-headline from The New Yorker about Mr. Rufo: How a Conservative Activist Invented the Conflict Over Critical Race Theory

“Invented.” Heh.

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Good for him. The coverage on all this has been enlightening. Not the lies about CRT or sexual grooming not existing - that is to be expected - nor the rage about conservatives winning, but the attitude that conservatives even *running* is offense. That has been an interesting development. It isn't just that they hate any non-Leftist and will lie about the Left's goals, but they view any non-Leftist even running for office in anything related to education or health to, itself, be an offensive insult to the system.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 13, 2022 11:19 AM (DU+/6)

106 $40B for Ukraine...not a dollar for the American border!

Posted by: Paul Ryan at May 13, 2022 11:19 AM (ESjRY)

107 65 Not only did the GOPe not cut Medicare during that 4-year span when they controlled everything, they *EXPANDED* it with Medicare Part D -- the single largest increase in entitlement spending since Medicare was introduced!

Why did they do this? I believe George W. Bush was attempting to buy favor from seniors in exchange for support for the Iraq war. Just one more reason why the neocons need to be kicked to the curb!

Posted by: Caiwyn at May 13, 2022 11:12 AM (+dHQK)

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At least W didn't create a creepy Naziesque agency called something like the "Department of Homeland Security" and sign into law something else called something like "The Patriot Act" for future use & abuse against American dissidents on the right while the leftist domestic terrorists burned, looted, and murdered throughout the summer of love with impunity or something.

Oh, wait ...

Posted by: ShainS at May 13, 2022 11:19 AM (93Arc)

108 Making a gravy from fish drippings would require a fatty fish. I mean real fat. Is there a nadlerfish? (I'm not an icthyologist.)

Posted by: 496 at May 13, 2022 11:19 AM (U1eOr)

109 For some reason, George P. Bush isn't getting any traction in Texas. Weird.
Posted by: Farmer Bob


We prefer hardwood over bush.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at May 13, 2022 11:19 AM (H4qIP)

110 It's Friday the 13th.

I'll be happy with uneventful, JT.

Posted by: SMH that God hasn't lobbed a Texas-sized asteroid at us yet at May 13, 2022 11:20 AM (AxTbI)

111 I miss that old boy. Sigh.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 13, 2022 11:17 AM (s2VJv)

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I miss my old man too. I used to think he was an idiot because when he got mad he mangled his verbal outbursts and made them comical. Hindsight tells me that his self edit button couldn't keep up and check his mangled syntax

Posted by: Raul Pyan at May 13, 2022 11:20 AM (flINI)

112 All Ryan did was keep the Speaker seat warm for Pelosi.
Posted by: Count de Monet

BRAAAAAP !

Posted by: JT at May 13, 2022 11:20 AM (arJlL)

113 Oh boy! This is great!

Posted by: Flounder at May 13, 2022 11:20 AM (4I/2K)

114 106 $40B for Ukraine...not a dollar for the American border!

Posted by: Paul Ryan at May 13, 2022 11:19 AM (ESjRY)

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$1 trillion and all the baby formula we can buy for the Mexican Cartels, with 10% for The Big Guy.

Posted by: ShainS at May 13, 2022 11:21 AM (93Arc)

115 Chu chu chu
Hah hah hah

Posted by: Jason Voorhees at May 13, 2022 11:21 AM (p+1gI)

116 Jeebus, moar GOPer Cucks. Can't we have nice things?

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 13, 2022 11:21 AM (uia9V)

117 IMHO, SS and Medicare should be the last programs cut.

However, if you do want to cut them then cut everything and I do mean everything else in the Federal gov't first. Like a 10-20 cut off the top. Along with massive firings, followed up with the same sort of extreme pyramidalization that the military went with years ago - up or out. And pensions only after you'd stayed in and moved up for, say, 10-12 years.

Also, make it easy to fire gov't workers.

Then and then only, you could make a good case for cutting SS and Medicare if it was needed, which I kinda doubt. But, first thing out of the box you're going to target the retired on fixed incomes??? How stupid is that?

Yeah, fuck Paul Ryan, that Eddie Munster-looking dickweed.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 13, 2022 11:21 AM (5NkmN)

118 Damn sock

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at May 13, 2022 11:21 AM (flINI)

119 I miss that old boy. Sigh.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton

Would you believe....

Posted by: Dr. Smith at May 13, 2022 11:21 AM (aCM3P)

120 ssdi and Medicare have been a lifesaving thing for me. I'd like to not have to use the programs at all. Some people have been served up a bad hand in life. I'll join you all in hating the fraud but a real safety net for real situations is not all bad. I paid taxes/ ss taxes... Bought disability insurance.... I wish i still could.

Posted by: USNtakim deplorable, now with ultra maga at May 13, 2022 11:21 AM (0OmEj)

121 >>If it was one large government check, I'd take it. If by "pass on taxes owed" you mean no longer paying into SS, I'd take that. It puts me in charge of my own savings. If you mean I get extra deductions in future years


I would offer up a 1.25+ magnifier on SS owed to you, towards future taxes owed, for those who paid in and Means Test / Opt out of receiving SS stipends.

These would apply to your future earnings after the SS retirement age nd last until your Estate is settled.

I want to see your money STAY in your hands and not go the government.
AND I want more space between the productive and the government.

Posted by: garrett at May 13, 2022 11:21 AM (kjquW)

122 Well, if Italians can call tomato sauce "gravy" then I can call sauce for fish "gravy". So there! 😉

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 13, 2022 11:21 AM (iZFYA)

123 well known actor "Sylvester Stalin."

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Take my Kulaks, please!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at May 13, 2022 11:21 AM (FVME7)

124 94- it's my understanding that you people tend to spend more time listening to burning bushes than peeing on them.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at May 13, 2022 11:21 AM (fj2YZ)

125 I've known more than a few able bodied people on SSDI

Take all the no/low skill jobs and either off shore them or hire illegals because "it saves money"

Notice there are a lot of no/low skill Americans now without a job.

Well...you can't let them starve so let them get in questionable SSDI claims

Then wonder why this cost so much more money then before you took those jobs away from Americans even with your "savings" from offshoring/hire illegals

Posted by: 18-1 at May 13, 2022 11:22 AM (ESjRY)

126 Also :

Just trying to outline potential paths to remove the opposition to Means Testing / Mandatory SS payments.

Posted by: garrett at May 13, 2022 11:22 AM (kjquW)

127 Fen, I think a white wine, butter, and garlic gravy sounds yummy!
Posted by: Jordan61 at May 13, 2022 11:19 AM (DRSnL)

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Add capers and substitute veal cutlets for the fish and you've got a winner!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 13, 2022 11:22 AM (Qy7kP)

128 104 It's Medicare fraud and SSDI that is bankrupting the system. I've known more than a few able bodied people on SSDI . Makes me Hulk Smash mad.

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I don't think that is mathematically true. But psychologically, it is. Don't take my money, fix the fraud first, is a tough mindset to overcome.
Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe) at May 13, 2022 11:19 AM (sX1BW)

It's mostly a demographic thing at the end of the day. Where once few lived to collect much SS, many now do. Where before we had many young to the old, now there are few. Absent major technological advances naturally there's going to be a decline in many areas.

Posted by: Someguy's at May 13, 2022 11:22 AM (tt9eU)

129 For some reason, George P. Bush isn't getting any traction in Texas. Weird.
Posted by: Farmer Bob


We prefer hardwood over bush.
Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at May 13, 2022 11:19 AM (H4qIP)

Mesquite, Post Oak, Pecan, Apple, and Cherry.

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 13, 2022 11:22 AM (4I/2K)

130 This is an incredibly flattering hate-headline from The New Yorker about Mr. Rufo.

How a Conservative Activist Invented the Conflict Over Critical Race Theory

“Invented.” Heh.



FUCK the liberal media. We will not win until they're discredited and destroyed.

Media is important. This shit we have now isn't media.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 13, 2022 11:22 AM (Zz0t1)

131 It's Medicare fraud and SSDI that is bankrupting the system. I've known more than a few able bodied people on SSDI . Makes me Hulk Smash mad.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 13, 2022 11:17 AM (eCqFY)
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Medicare is bankrupting the system. Fraud aside, Medicare would still bankrupt the system. Social Security in its entirety aside, Medicare would still bankrupt the system.

SSDI fraud is an appalling mess and needs to be dealt with and it *can* be dealt with by auditing the states. The states themselves are the primary driver of SSDI fraud (if they can get you on federally-funded disability, you exit the state-funded welfare rolls), and it's easier to choke 50 throats than millions of individuals. That shit could be cut off quickly if they wanted to.

But Medicare is another beast. That can't be fixed without reforming the entire medical system and getting the price down by at least 50%. Nobody has any appetite to do that, at any level, public or private. Medicare is bigger than itself and involves an industry that makes up - absurdly and terribly - more than 20% of our GDP. Nobody will touch it. It will grow until it eats us.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 13, 2022 11:23 AM (DU+/6)

132 "Cut all the government programs, just not mine."
-Why fiscal conservatism is dead

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 13, 2022 11:23 AM (LvTSG)

133 It's mostly a demographic thing at the end of the day.

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Mostly. SS will not be reformed until the Boomers are less powerful. Just a fact.

Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe) at May 13, 2022 11:23 AM (sX1BW)

134 I don't think that is mathematically true. But psychologically, it is. Don't take my money, fix the fraud first, is a tough mindset to overcome.
Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe) at May 13, 2022 11:19 AM (sX1BW)

Since 1990 the number of people on SSDI has increase well over 100% .

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 13, 2022 11:23 AM (eCqFY)

135 For some reason, George P. Bush isn't getting any traction in Texas. Weird.
Posted by: Farmer Bob



Seems my meme is catching on.

No more Clinton.
No more Bush.
We're tired of taking it
In the tush.

- - Burma Shave

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 13, 2022 11:23 AM (Zz0t1)

136 70
Pierre.
Tell the truth. You do know what Paul Ryan's penis looks like.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at May 13, 2022 11:24 AM (2OL6m)

137 We prefer hardwood over bush.
Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at May 13, 2022 11:19 AM



Phrasing!

Posted by: J. Frank Parnell at May 13, 2022 11:24 AM (La6gB)

138 For some reason, George P. Bush isn't getting any traction in Texas. Weird.

To paraphrase Mr. Wolf, I need to point out that all of the polls I’ve seen are polling “Republican voters”. Bush is courting Democrats as much or more than Republicans. Democrat primary turnout was very low this year, which leaves a lot of Democrats on the table to vote in the Republican primary.

If you’re in Texas, vote.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at May 13, 2022 11:24 AM (U+Oxn)

139 It's mostly a demographic thing at the end of the day. Where once few lived to collect much SS, many now do. Where before we had many young to the old, now there are few. Absent major technological advances naturally there's going to be a decline in many areas.
Posted by: Someguy's at May 13, 2022 11:22 AM (tt9eU)

Hey, no worries... between US Lifespan DECREASEING for the first time in decades, and 18% inflation... its all good...

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 13, 2022 11:24 AM (oHd/0)

140 Be nice to Paul Ryan — he had a 20 point plan for the country! /s

Posted by: Squid at May 13, 2022 11:25 AM (K5jRu)

141
If you 'means test' social security it will still go bankrupt, just six months delayed. There really aren't that many people who get to social security age with a pot to piss in. Maybe 4%.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 13, 2022 11:25 AM (dQvv7)

142 Let's all gather together!
And as hard as we can...
not give a shit what Paul Ryan thinks.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at May 13, 2022 11:25 AM (2OL6m)

143 "Cut all the government programs, just not mine."

Ignore the morality of the situation. If the offer is, "if you agree to give up your pork you will lose it but no one else will" how do we expect anyone to agree to it?

Posted by: 18-1 at May 13, 2022 11:25 AM (ESjRY)

144 Well, if Italians can call tomato sauce "gravy" then I can call sauce for fish "gravy". So there!
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

If you're ancient food curious, I see that you can buy semi-authentic ancient Roman garum sauce made from fermented fish, salt, and spices from Amazon.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at May 13, 2022 11:25 AM (FVME7)

145 122 Well, if Italians can call tomato sauce "gravy" then I can call sauce for fish "gravy". So there! 😉
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My half Italian wife always corrects me when I call spaghetti sauce gravy. I patiently mansplain to her that the Sopranos taught all about being a Guido.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 13, 2022 11:25 AM (uia9V)

146 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 13, 2022 11:23 AM (DU+/6)

Medicare reimbursement is already 25 to 40 percent lower than regular health insurance / Workers Compensation.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 13, 2022 11:25 AM (eCqFY)

147 "somehow all those GOPe budget hawks just couldn’t find any scissors to slash the funding for toxic recipients such as NPR or the National Endowment for the Arts"
The fact of the matter is they are too small to impact anything. If you just want to stick your thumb in the eye of the Left, go ahead and cut them, but don't think it will impact the deficit. Federal spending is 68% transfer payments: OASDI, Medicare, SSI, TANF, Obama phones, etc. The next 20% is military (which includes some "welfare-like" spending as some of the Vets receive VA benefits that are means-tested. The next 7% - 8% is interest on the debt. That leave 4% - 5% for Congress, WH, FBI, CIA, NEA, OSHA, NLRB, NTSB, BLM, BIA, etc, etc, etc, and foreign aid which is about 1% (or 20% of the 5%).
NPR and NEA aren't even rounding error in the federal budget.

Posted by: Darin Zimmerman at May 13, 2022 11:26 AM (95NE/)

148 Just trying to outline potential paths to remove the opposition to Means Testing / Mandatory SS payments.

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Don't get me wrong, I don't think means testing is politically feasible at this time, but I'm in favor of it. Because that will break the mindset of I paid into it, so therefore I am owed it. At least to some extent.

Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe) at May 13, 2022 11:26 AM (sX1BW)

149 Hey, no worries... between US Lifespan DECREASEING for the first time in decades, and 18% inflation... its all good...
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 13, 2022 11:24 AM (oHd/0)

Well yeah, this is how all these programs get fixed eventually. Just see Venezuela.

Posted by: Someguy's at May 13, 2022 11:26 AM (tt9eU)

150 Well, if Italians can call tomato sauce "gravy" then I can call sauce for fish "gravy". So there! 😉
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My half Italian wife always corrects me when I call spaghetti sauce gravy. I patiently mansplain to her that the Sopranos taught all about being a Guido.
Posted by: Puddin Head at May 13, 2022 11:25 AM (uia9V)

Gabbagool!

Posted by: That Guy What Likes To Shout Out Gabbagool at May 13, 2022 11:27 AM (4I/2K)

151 I just make my gravy from old socks.

Posted by: Oscar The Grouch at May 13, 2022 11:27 AM (CfhJK)

152 I'm not that curious and I eschew Amazon, but thanks for the tip, Anonosaurus.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 13, 2022 11:27 AM (iZFYA)

153 If you're ancient food curious, I see that you can buy semi-authentic ancient Roman garum sauce made from fermented fish, salt, and spices from Amazon.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at May 13, 2022 11:25 AM (FVME7)


"Semi-authentic." Sounds legit.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 13, 2022 11:27 AM (DRSnL)

154 SSDI fraud is an appalling mess


FUN FACT

Everyone who has ever worked for the Long Island Rail Road has retired early on disability.

Posted by: one of the less fortunate at May 13, 2022 11:27 AM (aCM3P)

155 13 Paul Ryan needs to jump off a cliff
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 13, 2022 11:04 AM (ucG1R)

Pushed in a wheelchair

Posted by: 7man at May 13, 2022 11:27 AM (qwO6y)

156 FUCK the liberal media. We will not win until they're discredited and destroyed.

Media is important. This shit we have now isn't media.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden

Old and busted: speaking truth to power

New and cool: protecting power from truth

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at May 13, 2022 11:27 AM (FVME7)

157 I remember a budgetary strategy where you just keep the budget flat and in a few years of inflation revenues would exceed expenses.

True enough but they will NEVER keep the budget flat. Never.

Posted by: torabora at May 13, 2022 11:28 AM (Y274z)

158 NPR and NEA aren't even rounding error in the federal budget.

Sure I have all this credit card debt I can't pay, but really this dime bag of coke isn't even a rounding error so sure it is fiscally responsible for me right?

Posted by: 18-1 at May 13, 2022 11:28 AM (ESjRY)

159 One has to wonder what the world would look like today if the one future prez did not paddle fast enough to escape from the enemy at chichi jima.

Then again it likely would not have mattered at all... sadly there will always be some globalists c+ck sucker to fill the void.

Posted by: Haywood at May 13, 2022 11:28 AM (VZ37S)

160 If y’all have any favorite fish gravy recipes, be sure to send them to Mr. CBD for his Sunday food thread.

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Fish gravy goes great as a maple syrup substitute on french toast.

Posted by: ShainS at May 13, 2022 11:29 AM (93Arc)

161 -------------
My half Italian wife always corrects me when I call spaghetti sauce gravy. I patiently mansplain to her that the Sopranos taught all about being a Guido.
Posted by: Puddin Head at May 13, 2022 11:25 AM (uia9V)



I know NY Italians, the wife has family mafia ties, and they call the red sauce 'gravy.'

I'll lean toward them as knowing what the fuck they're talking about.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 13, 2022 11:29 AM (Zz0t1)

162 Also :

Just trying to outline potential paths to remove the opposition to Means Testing / Mandatory SS payments.
Posted by: garrett at May 13, 2022 11:22 AM (kjquW)

1. you don't cut SS payments to current beneficiaries who rely upon them

2. you do allow wealthy recipients to means-test out for a one-time "bribe".

3. SS, as a program, is ended for those just entering the workforce. Mandatory contributions to 401K instead.

4. for those already in the workforce for some time, a phased transition from SS to mandatory 401K.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 13, 2022 11:30 AM (Q9G1C)

163 It was a lot more fun kissing Obama's ass than arguing with Trump

savory

Posted by: Paul Ryan at May 13, 2022 11:30 AM (us2H3)

164 #154
90% of California Highway Patrol retired early on disability. At least it used to be true. 3% of pay x years of service at age 50.

Posted by: torabora at May 13, 2022 11:30 AM (Y274z)

165 If you're ancient food curious, I see that you can buy semi-authentic ancient Roman garum sauce made from fermented fish, salt, and spices from Amazon.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at May 13, 2022 11:25 AM (FVME7)

"Semi-authentic." Sounds legit.
Posted by: Jordan61 at May 13, 2022 11:27 AM (DRSnL)
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Isn't that just Worcestershire sauce with a different label?

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 13, 2022 11:30 AM (YIVH2)

166 If y’all have any favorite fish gravy recipes, be sure to send them to Mr. CBD for his Sunday food thread. ----

Just don't talk about how great Clamato is. I will never understand.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 13, 2022 11:30 AM (eCqFY)

167

The US Navy will scrap nine warships worth $3.2 billion - despite some being just three years old - because their technology is already obsolete.

Anti-submarine systems on the Freedom-class combat warships, four of which were commissioned in 2019 and 2020, 'did not work out technically', the Navy's operations chief said.

Admiral Michael Gilday asked Congress to sign off on the scrapping, which will save the Navy $391 million.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 13, 2022 11:30 AM (63Dwl)

168 Ending "fraud and abuse" was something the GOPe was always promising and never delivering.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at May 13, 2022 11:30 AM (lKAqb)

169 @154 - I doubted that statistic so I just looked it up. Among my poor decisions in life, the poorest was not going to work for LIRR early in my life.

According to this article, it's actually "only" 97% of retirees. Even white collar workers are bilking it for disability payments!

https://tinyurl.com/2shwv8j7

Posted by: 496 at May 13, 2022 11:31 AM (U1eOr)

170 I like ...uhm ...tongue!

Posted by: Obama at May 13, 2022 11:31 AM (Y274z)

171 The less said about Eddie Munster the better.

Posted by: mr tmz at May 13, 2022 11:31 AM (rJ48h)

172 Roman garum sauce
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Also known as Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce.

Posted by: andycanuck (Jtln5) at May 13, 2022 11:31 AM (Jtln5)

173 Clamato is the bomb. Just add some Miche Sauce (especial) and add to beer and you have a Michelado.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at May 13, 2022 11:32 AM (lKAqb)

174 Ending "fraud and abuse" was something the GOPe was always promising and never delivering.

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Let me suggest, that when trillions are involved, you will never get rid of fraud and abuse.

Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe) at May 13, 2022 11:32 AM (sX1BW)

175 "fraud and abuse" was something the GOPe was always promising

Posted by: edited for accuracy at May 13, 2022 11:32 AM (aCM3P)

176 I am assuming everyone here like fish sticks

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at May 13, 2022 11:32 AM (flINI)

177 Ending "fraud and abuse" was something the GOPe was always promising and never delivering.
Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at May 13, 2022 11:30 AM (lKAqb)

CMS was given more power to address fraud but in my anecdotal experience they mostly went after legitimate people and doubling the paperwork,

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 13, 2022 11:32 AM (eCqFY)

178 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 13, 2022 11:30 AM (Q9G1C)

You'd still need a 5 of removing inflation adjustments for SS and the like.

Posted by: Someguy's at May 13, 2022 11:32 AM (tt9eU)

179 Flounder gained 20 covid lockdown pounds. He is at least Fluke level, pushing Halibut status.

Posted by: Edvard Grieg at May 13, 2022 11:32 AM (g6+Ik)

180 Posted by: MOLESTER UNIVERSE MITT ROMNEY at May 13, 2022 11:32 AM (1IJnB)


You DICK!!!!

Posted by: Jeff Spicoli at May 13, 2022 11:32 AM (Zz0t1)

181 You wouldn't believe how many people fall out of their chairs and are permanently disabled. It's awful.

Posted by: Office Worker at May 13, 2022 11:33 AM (Y274z)

182 OT but related to corrupt media. Fox "News" is still running every story about the Durham investigation and Trump-Russia hoax as a question of "who paid Fusion to dig up dirt on Trump" and "who was responsible for start of the investigation?"

Fusion, Perkins Coie etc weren't hired to "dig up dirt" on Trump. They were hired to manufacture evidence of Russian collusion about Trump. The problem with (and intent of) the Fox framing is that it becomes a ho-hum about whether political operatives "dig up dirt" --well of course they do Virginia.

At this point given irrefutable evidence that normal internet traffic was misrepresented as clandestine "communication" between Trump and Russia, to describe this as anything other than the MANUFACTURE of false evidence is to be part of the conspiracy.

Posted by: Zek at May 13, 2022 11:33 AM (9RLhb)

183 The US Navy will scrap nine warships worth $3.2 billion - despite some being just three years old - because their technology is already obsolete.
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Use them to fight countries without navies, like Austria and Ukraine, unless it's a Von Trapp.

Posted by: andycanuck (Jtln5) at May 13, 2022 11:33 AM (Jtln5)

184 Maybe calling it "gravy" is a Sicilian thing.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at May 13, 2022 11:33 AM (lKAqb)

185 131 It's Medicare fraud and SSDI that is bankrupting the system. I've known more than a few able bodied people on SSDI . Makes me Hulk Smash mad.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 13, 2022 11:17 AM (eCqFY)
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Medicare is bankrupting the system. Fraud aside, Medicare would still bankrupt the system. Social Security in its entirety aside, Medicare would still bankrupt the system.

SSDI fraud is an appalling mess and needs to be dealt with and it *can* be dealt with by auditing the states. The states themselves are the primary driver of SSDI fraud (if they can get you on federally-funded disability, you exit the state-funded welfare rolls), and it's easier to choke 50 throats than millions of individuals. That shit could be cut off quickly if they wanted to.


It's not just the states - its the laws themselves. Even the slightest ailment is now a "disability". You don't even have to be proven completely unable to work, but unable to work certain jobs or tasks. the law itself and the interpretations of it are a travesty. Much like the ADA.

Posted by: Mehive at May 13, 2022 11:34 AM (ky+MF)

186 159 One has to wonder what the world would look like today if the one future prez did not paddle fast enough to escape from the enemy at chichi jima.

Then again it likely would not have mattered at all... sadly there will always be some globalists c+ck sucker to fill the void.

Posted by: Haywood at May 13, 2022 11:28 AM (VZ37S)

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Yeah, I've said many times that Bush was Reagan's greatest mistake. Who knows, maybe he wouldn't have been elected without him.

I was 18 in 1980 and voted for them in my first election, but was pretty pig ignorant about politics then. Some of the more mature horde might be able to enlighten me regarding the far more suitable picks for VP on the R ticket back then.

But at this point, what difference does it make? It's all bushes under the bridge ...

Posted by: ShainS at May 13, 2022 11:34 AM (93Arc)

187 -----------------------------
Also known as Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce.
Posted by: andycanuck (Jtln5) at May 13, 2022 11:31 AM (Jtln5)



If you use this on meats you intend to smoke, use a fruit wood. Mesquite clashes with it and has an off-putting flavor.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 13, 2022 11:34 AM (Zz0t1)

188 155
Hahahaha!
Look out grandma! Paul's coming your way!

Posted by: Dr. Claw at May 13, 2022 11:34 AM (2OL6m)

189 Use them to fight countries without navies, like Austria and Ukraine, unless it's a Von Trapp.

ITS A VON TRAPP!

Posted by: Adm Akbar at May 13, 2022 11:34 AM (ESjRY)

190 I make my own gravy when I don't get my fiber

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at May 13, 2022 11:34 AM (flINI)

191 Make the Defense Dept live on the spoils of war. No taking from US territory either.

Posted by: torabora at May 13, 2022 11:34 AM (Y274z)

192 Admiral Michael Gilday asked Congress to sign off on the scrapping, which will save the Navy $391 million.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr

What price FOB Shanghai?

Posted by: Peoples' Liberation Army Navy at May 13, 2022 11:34 AM (aCM3P)

193 It's not just the states - its the laws themselves. Even the slightest ailment is now a "disability". You don't even have to be proven completely unable to work, but unable to work certain jobs or tasks. the law itself and the interpretations of it are a travesty. Much like the ADA.
Posted by: Mehive at May 13, 2022 11:34 AM (ky+MF)
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Yeah. The laws are designed to be abused and then the states (primarily) abuse the shit out of them while the Feds look the other way.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 13, 2022 11:35 AM (DU+/6)

194 Weren't fish sticks back in the 60's made out of little fillets?

Everything now is minced.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at May 13, 2022 11:35 AM (lKAqb)

195 Posted by: Edvard Grieg at May 13, 2022 11:32 AM (g6+Ik)

LOL

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 13, 2022 11:35 AM (xn4PH)

196 I am assuming everyone here like fish sticks
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at May 13, 2022 11:32 AM (flINI)


As long as they aren't hard as tits.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 13, 2022 11:35 AM (DRSnL)

197 You wouldn't believe how many people fall out of their chairs and are permanently disabled. It's awful.
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I took a paper-clip to the head in the Sandbox for you ungrateful, un-Christian bastards!!!

Posted by: david french at May 13, 2022 11:36 AM (Jtln5)

198 Ryan should stand trial for treason, and, if found guilty, put in prison for life, if not shot.

Anyway, Ryan is lying through his teeth. PDT wanted to cut spending, but, Ryan wouldn't send through the bills. Also, Ryan was supposed to do away with omnibus spending bills, which would have made a huge difference, but, chose not to.

Finally, Ryan deliberately tried to get President Trump removed from office.

But, because Ryan is a *types* *deletes* jackass, and is telling MSM what they want to hear, his lies will go unchallenged. That man is more responsible for what we're currently seeing than any single person. I do not like politicians, but, I reserve special hatred for Paul Ryan.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at May 13, 2022 11:36 AM (5pTK/)

199 196 I am assuming everyone here like fish sticks
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at May 13, 2022 11:32 AM (flINI)

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What are you? A gay fish?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 13, 2022 11:36 AM (LvTSG)

200 "As long as they aren't hard as tits."

I have no idea what you're talking about.

Posted by: Psaggy Jen Psaki at May 13, 2022 11:36 AM (9RLhb)

201 Yeah ... Eddie Munster can shut the hell up. He and Romney couldn't even beat Obama (although now I wonder how ingrained the Leftist fraud is and always had been given how much they ramped it up for Grandpa Dementia...)

Posted by: acethepug at May 13, 2022 11:36 AM (pgqW6)

202 I have two favorite fish sauces.

Tartar sauce and Pico de Gallo. But not together.

But malt vinegar is very good too.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at May 13, 2022 11:36 AM (lKAqb)

203 Is Ryan saying Trump would have vetoed legislation cutting spending?


I doubt Trump would have done that.

Posted by: davidt at May 13, 2022 11:36 AM (sReZj)

204 193 It's not just the states - its the laws themselves. Even the slightest ailment is now a "disability". You don't even have to be proven completely unable to work, but unable to work certain jobs or tasks. the law itself and the interpretations of it are a travesty. Much like the ADA.
Posted by: Mehive at May 13, 2022 11:34 AM (ky+MF)
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Yeah. The laws are designed to be abused and then the states (primarily) abuse the shit out of them while the Feds look the other way.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 13, 2022 11:35 AM (DU+/6)

Whatever happened to taking pride in working and providing for yourself and your family?

The old Protestant Work Ethic is dead.

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 13, 2022 11:36 AM (xVAsG)

205 You'd still need a 5 of removing inflation adjustments for SS and the like.
Posted by: Someguy's at May 13, 2022 11:32 AM (tt9eU)

Well, that would fall under the #1 point, of not harming those recipients who depend upon SS payments to live.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 13, 2022 11:36 AM (Q9G1C)

206 It's Medicare fraud and SSDI that is bankrupting the system. I've known more than a few able bodied people on SSDI . Makes me Hulk Smash mad.

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I don't think that is mathematically true. But psychologically, it is. Don't take my money, fix the fraud first, is a tough mindset to overcome.
Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe)

It's more than mental.

Government isn't willing to do their jobs and stop fraud, but they ARE willing to foment class hatred and deprive people with means testing and raising the age requirement.

And anyone who thinks that opting out will mean anything other than no government check is delusional.

Posted by: Blue Hen at May 13, 2022 11:36 AM (VYjdj)

207 You’d never see such a story from the liberal media about Heritage or AEI

Because Heritage and AEI are now wholly-owned subsidiaries of Google and the other tech companies.

Along with places like National Review, they've created a whole ecosystem of "conservative organizations", designed to coopt any political opposition to the Deep State.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 13, 2022 11:36 AM (I2/tG)

208 According to Indeed.com there are currenly 374 jobs with the MTA (LIRR is under the MTA).

Have at 'em guys and gals!

Posted by: 496 at May 13, 2022 11:37 AM (U1eOr)

209 I'm out for a bit..... enjoy crapping on the disabled.... Laters.

Posted by: USNtakim deplorable, now with ultra maga at May 13, 2022 11:37 AM (0OmEj)

210 Fish heads fish heads, roly poly fish heads.. Fish heads, fish heads, eat em' up yum

Posted by: someone had to do it at May 13, 2022 11:37 AM (TQlM9)

211 Ryan claiming that he and Trump fought all the time over entitlement spending is the biggest pile of crap.
At the time he made a point of saying they don't speak much at all and signaled that he wanted as little to do with Trump as possible.
It's why the only legislation passed was the Chamber of Commerce tax cut which GOPe was happy to send to the pres to be signed. I'm not even sure Ryan was at the signing, though I could be wrong.

Remember that picture of Ryan with his tongue in his cheek and his hand almost making the back and forth motion while standing behind Trump on some podium?
Yeah, that's my Paul Ryan taht I voted for several times. Spit.
More the fool I.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at May 13, 2022 11:37 AM (MFphb)

212 I leave you with this wisdom: Dijon mustard on everything. Back to work.

Posted by: Zek at May 13, 2022 11:38 AM (9RLhb)

213 The medical community even invented a fraud for sick, lame, and crazy pay.
Fibromyalgia. No test can detect it. So when all the tests are negative it is fibro fraud. Good to get your check.

Posted by: torabora at May 13, 2022 11:38 AM (Y274z)

214
As long as they aren't hard as tits.
Posted by: Jordan61 at May 13, 2022 11:35 AM (DRSnL)



Um......


And I think you missed the joke.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 13, 2022 11:38 AM (Zz0t1)

215 One has to wonder what the world would look like today if the one future prez did not paddle fast enough to escape from the enemy at chichi jima.

Then again it likely would not have mattered at all... sadly there will always be some globalists c+ck sucker to fill the void.

Posted by: Haywood at May 13, 2022 11:28 AM (VZ3

I don't see that significance in a one term President who was forced to focus on handling the changes in the world because of the fall of the USSR.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 13, 2022 11:38 AM (eCqFY)

216 Posted by: Psaggy Jen Psaki at May 13, 2022 11:36 AM (9RLhb)

***

Speaking of which... shouldn't someone in here 30's be more ... perky? That schmata she had on yesterday made her look like she was in her mid 60's

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at May 13, 2022 11:38 AM (flINI)

217 What are you? A gay fish?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

That's the frogs

Posted by: Alex Jones at May 13, 2022 11:38 AM (aCM3P)

218 If y’all have any favorite fish gravy recipes, be sure to send them to Mr. CBD for his Sunday food thread.

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Wifey, born & raised in Waco, pulled out a recipe card for a gravy FOR and not MADE FROM fish that she really enjoyed involving a mushroom-walnut sauce.

[Text at bottom of card: "Compiled by the MARINE ADVISORY SERVICE, TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, Texas Agricultural Extension Service and the Sea Grant College Program with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department cooperating"].

Posted by: ShainS at May 13, 2022 11:38 AM (93Arc)

219 Posted by: MOLESTER UNIVERSE MITT ROMNEY at May 13, 2022 11:36 AM
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You Baster!!!

Posted by: jeff spicoli's brother at May 13, 2022 11:39 AM (Jtln5)

220 The thing most people don't understand about SS (Old Age portion of Old Age, Survivors, Disability Income OASDI) is that is has two mutually exclusive goals: Individual equity and Social Adequacy. The US's program is currently tilted more towards individual equity than most other nations' programs. (Canada is more toward social adequacy than the US and Quebec has a separate program from the other provinces that is tilted even more.) I believe all of Europe's Old Age pension systems are tilted more to adequacy than the US's.
Basically, a rich person in the US will "earn" about a zero percent return on their SS taxes and a poor person can earn about 15% return on their taxes.

Posted by: Darin Zimmerman at May 13, 2022 11:39 AM (95NE/)

221 ||Democrats on Capitol Hill are sounding alarms this week over the possibility that Donald Trump could return to Twitter, warning that providing the former president with such a powerful megaphone could lead to violence on par with last year's Capitol riot.

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"Let us dictate who may speak and where. Just this once, because of the ultra MAGA threat... #TwoWeeks to flatten the insurrection."

Posted by: Government at May 13, 2022 11:39 AM (rzne3)

222 If you use this on meats you intend to smoke, use a fruit wood. Mesquite clashes with it and has an off-putting flavor.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 13, 2022 11:34 AM (Zz0t1)

Oh my!

Posted by: George Takei at May 13, 2022 11:39 AM (Q9G1C)

223 This is the guy whose big True Conservative accomplishment was reaching an agreement in which the feds potentially, maybe, possibly would see if they could try to cut $10B from the budget over ten years while the same feds were dumping $50B into the economy every single month, right?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 13, 2022 11:39 AM (hQeb1)

224 Tartar sauce and Pico de Gallo. But not together.

I hate mayonnaise, but I love tartar sauce. Isn’t it ironic?

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at May 13, 2022 11:40 AM (U+Oxn)

225 I'm out for a bit..... enjoy crapping on the disabled.... Laters.
Posted by: USNtakim deplorable, now with ultra maga at May 13, 2022 11:37 AM (0OmEj)

No we're crapping on those pretending to be disabled.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 13, 2022 11:40 AM (eCqFY)

226 I don't see that significance in a one term President who was forced to focus on handling the changes in the world because of the fall of the USSR.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 13, 2022 11:38 AM (eCqFY)

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How 'bout the significance of his nepot son?

Posted by: ShainS at May 13, 2022 11:40 AM (93Arc)

227 Fish gravy. I mentioned a couple days ago the dollar store has some pretty good sardines, product of Poland or Holland. Took a couple cans of the Louisiana hot sauce packed (Poland) and ran them through the blender. Poured it over some rice and topped with chopped green pepper and green onions. Reminded me of something I had in 'Nam.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 13, 2022 11:40 AM (lz5hY)

228 There's an ambigupusly gay chef on YouTube who does all sorts of historical recipes. I found him from his Civil War recipes. His channel is Tasting History with Max Miller.

Posted by: Oscar The Grouch at May 13, 2022 11:40 AM (CfhJK)

229 Chortle-inducing take on Rep. Redflag Eyepatch:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yrjpj435

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik [DHS Verdict: MDM] at May 13, 2022 11:40 AM (DTX3h)

230 When the house cleaning (lower case 'h') occurs, Ryan should be at the top of any list.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 13, 2022 11:40 AM (Msys3)

231 "It became clear he [Trump] didn't want to embrace that"

Why the surprise? Trump literally campaigned saying he would NOT cut Medicare because it was unfair to all the people who contributed to it all their work lives.

Paul Ryan isn't used to people who don't lie to get elected.

Posted by: Venus at May 13, 2022 11:40 AM (YVBLw)

232 I hate mayonnaise, but I love tartar sauce. Isn’t it ironic?
Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at May 13, 2022 11:40 AM (U+Oxn)
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I'm the opposite. I like mayo but do not like tartar sauce.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at May 13, 2022 11:41 AM (5pTK/)

233 And I think you missed the joke.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 13, 2022 11:38 AM (Zz0t1)


Yes, I guess I did. Figures.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 13, 2022 11:41 AM (DRSnL)

234 It's Medicare fraud and SSDI that is bankrupting the system.

**

I read another moron posting about it here. Apparently states encourage it because it shifts their citizens to federal problems, so the states WANT those people doing those things.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 13, 2022 11:42 AM (hQeb1)

235 How 'bout the significance of his nepot son?
Posted by: ShainS at May 13, 2022 11:40 AM (93Arc)

I have no love for post President Bush but I don't have a problem with his two terms.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 13, 2022 11:42 AM (eCqFY)

236 Reminded me of something I had in 'Nam.
Posted by: bill in arkansas

At the Hanoi Hilton?

Posted by: probably true at May 13, 2022 11:42 AM (aCM3P)

237 It's not just the states - its the laws themselves. Even the slightest ailment is now a "disability". You don't even have to be proven completely unable to work, but unable to work certain jobs or tasks. the law itself and the interpretations of it are a travesty. Much like the ADA.
Posted by: Mehive at May 13, 2022 11:34 AM (ky+MF)



We're a rising nation of pussies. I've got a kid in high school who's involved in extracurricular activities (marching band) and has friends in sports. Kids today are being raised by 'helicopter parents' and are afraid of toughness and discipline. They're quitting things in high numbers because 'the coach is a bitch' or 'they're too tough on us.'

Throw the fact that everyone must smoke pot and you're well on the way to 'everything is a disability' and full on government teat.

We're on the path to full destruction and it's generational.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 13, 2022 11:42 AM (Zz0t1)

238 Take Paul Ryan at his word. He had a lifetime in DC to cut entitlement spending.

He failed.

So instead of b*tching about Trump why isn't be begging forgiveness of failing?

Posted by: 18-1 at May 13, 2022 11:42 AM (ESjRY)

239 By the way, Ryan, did you even deign to notice PDT constantly carped about all the money we were sending overseas to unfriendly regimes?

Perfect chance to reduce some spending. Easily done, but, nah, you weren't interested.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at May 13, 2022 11:43 AM (5pTK/)

240 The SMART thing to do is pick an incredibly unpopular thing to focus your efforts on so that when you fail to do that incredibly unpopular thing, you can talk about how brave you were for WANTING to do the incredibly unpopular thing.

I call it, "The Hey, Let's All Get High Paying Board of Director Positions at Various Corporations and Charities Agenda For America [or at least me]."

Posted by: GOPe Strategy Think Tanker at May 13, 2022 11:43 AM (dYe5S)

241
Basically, a rich person in the US will "earn" about a zero percent return on their SS taxes and a poor person can earn about 15% return on their taxes.

Posted by: Darin Zimmerman at May 13, 2022 11:39 AM


That's an interesting way to look at it and I'd bet it's dead on.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 13, 2022 11:43 AM (dQvv7)

242 Thoughts on garam masala?

Posted by: Squid at May 13, 2022 11:43 AM (K5jRu)

243 I have no love for post President Bush but I don't have a problem with his two terms.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 13, 2022 11:42 AM (eCqFY)

***

Neither do we!

Posted by: Department of Homeland Security at May 13, 2022 11:43 AM (flINI)

244 176 I am assuming everyone here like fish sticks
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at May 13, 2022 11:32 AM (flINI)

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"If you're a fish and you want to be a fish stick, you need to have good posture!"

-Mitch Hedberg

Posted by: 496 at May 13, 2022 11:43 AM (U1eOr)

245
Yes, I guess I did. Figures.
Posted by: Jordan61 at May 13, 2022 11:41 AM (DRSnL)



Look up "South Park fish sticks" and watch a vid.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 13, 2022 11:43 AM (Zz0t1)

246 Ryan could use a cup of shut the fuck up.

Posted by: blaster at May 13, 2022 11:43 AM (9otr5)

247 I have no love for post President Bush but I don't have a problem with his two terms.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 13, 2022 11:42 AM (eCqFY)



I'm fine with term one. Term two should've destroyed his family for eternity.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 13, 2022 11:44 AM (Zz0t1)

248 Wasn't it Paul Ryan who partnered with Patti Murray on budget cuts and the only thing they could find to cut was the VA?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 13, 2022 11:45 AM (Qy7kP)

249 Thoughts on garam masala?
Posted by: Squid

Garret is from Missoula?

Posted by: Emily Litella at May 13, 2022 11:45 AM (aCM3P)

250 I gave Heritage a few bucks once. I don't remember when, but I think it was in 2008 during the first Obama candidacy. I soon regretted that donation, so never again.

To this day I regularly receive congratulatory emails thanking me for my continuing support. You'd think their IT folks could figure out that I haven't sent them a dime, nor responded to their "urgent" surveys, for well over a decade.

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at May 13, 2022 11:45 AM (K58O6)

251 Cut out all the redundant federal programs and just keeping the originals would be a HUGE cut in government spending.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at May 13, 2022 11:45 AM (Qhnrt)

252 Ryan, you sorry sack of s**t.. Go the F' away

Posted by: It's me donna at May 13, 2022 11:45 AM (TQlM9)

253 It costs functionally nothing to spam someone so they have no reason to take you off their mailing list.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 13, 2022 11:46 AM (ESjRY)

254 Thoughts on garam masala?
Posted by: Squid

Garret is from Missoula?
Posted by: Emily Litella

Oh, and Emily, that's "Presidential Elections".

Posted by: Tonypete at May 13, 2022 11:46 AM (Msys3)

255 I would like to see a "no tax cut" but actual spending cuts, not "reduced rate of increase in spending".
Cuts across the board.

Posted by: mer at May 13, 2022 11:46 AM (nELcL)

256 I am assuming everyone here like fish sticks

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at May 13, 2022 11:32 AM (flINI)

Freddy and the Fish Sticks?...that's Buffet and band.

Posted by: BignJames at May 13, 2022 11:46 AM (AwYPR)

257 and a poor person can earn about 15% return on their taxes.

*

One would have to assume it's much, much better than that since poor people have no tax liability and often make money from state and federal government payouts throughout the course of their lives.

IIRC the food stamp budget for a family of four was $700+ a few years ago.

(ours was $250, and still is $250. F*ck Joe Biden)

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 13, 2022 11:46 AM (hQeb1)

258 I don't have a problem with his two terms.

The patriot act is tight!

Posted by: Squid at May 13, 2022 11:46 AM (K5jRu)

259 >>> as well as that well known actor "Sylvester Stalin."
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 13, 2022 11:17 AM (s2VJv)


In "The Italian Stalin"

Posted by: banana Dream at May 13, 2022 11:46 AM (QzpS1)

260 How about the next time it snows in DC and 'nonessential' workers stay home they all get pink slips?

Posted by: 496 at May 13, 2022 11:47 AM (U1eOr)

261 Gold old Backstabbin' Paul, which circle of hell was that again?

Posted by: Eromero at May 13, 2022 11:47 AM (gktX6)

262 Ryan's performance during his debate with Brandon, when he just silently sat there and let Brandon laugh and lie, says it all about Ryan.

Posted by: davidt at May 13, 2022 11:47 AM (sReZj)

263 Democrat primary turnout was very low this year, which leaves a lot of Democrats on the table to vote in the Republican primary.

Can you vote in the Republican runoff if you didn't vote in the Republican primary?

Posted by: Oddbob at May 13, 2022 11:47 AM (nfrXX)

264 I have no love for post President Bush but I don't have a problem with his two terms.

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The PATRIOT Act guy? The fake housing crisis "we have to destroy the free market to save the free market" guy who set the plates in motion for where we are today?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 13, 2022 11:48 AM (hQeb1)

265 If the executive branch had the power to decide spending then we wouldn't need the House for anything.

Ryan is a constitutional idiot. How did he get elected? Oh I remember...he got in a tete de tete with Gaylord at a meeting where he uncharacteristically showed some moxie and knowledge of budgetary matters.

It was a one off. He's just a water boy.

Posted by: torabora at May 13, 2022 11:48 AM (Y274z)

266 Is there a fish gravy shortage?

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 13, 2022 11:48 AM (Xrfse)

267 Term two should've destroyed his family for eternity.

The bailout, especially the way he used it to benefit any big business at the expense of smaller businesses and startups, changed my views. And then, more recently, his willingness to turn on conservatives and praise the left puts his unwillingness to defend “his” conservative values in a new light.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at May 13, 2022 11:48 AM (U+Oxn)

268
Can you vote in the Republican runoff if you didn't vote in the Republican primary?
Posted by: Oddbob at May 13, 2022 11:47 AM (nfrXX)



Vote early, vote often.

You said REPUBLICAN. My bad. No. You can't vote ever again.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 13, 2022 11:48 AM (Zz0t1)

269 186
Bob Dole, Howard Baker, Gerald Ford (believe it or not) in addition to GHW Bush

Posted by: Dr. Claw at May 13, 2022 11:48 AM (2OL6m)

270 Oh, and Emily, that's "Presidential Elections".
Posted by: Tonypete

Oh

I'll ask Melania

Posted by: Emily Litella at May 13, 2022 11:48 AM (aCM3P)

271 The PATRIOT Act guy? The fake housing crisis "we have to destroy the free market to save the free market" guy who set the plates in motion for where we are today?
Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 13, 2022 11:48 AM (hQeb1)
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9/11 Bush Bucks. Set the pattern.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at May 13, 2022 11:48 AM (5pTK/)

272 *

The PATRIOT Act guy? The fake housing crisis "we have to destroy the free market to save the free market" guy who set the plates in motion for where we are today?
Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 13, 2022 11:48 AM (hQeb1)



Father of the Department of Homeland Security?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 13, 2022 11:49 AM (Zz0t1)

273 263 Republican runoff. Runoff takes on a new meaning around cattle and pig operations.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 13, 2022 11:49 AM (lz5hY)

274 It's not just the states - its the laws themselves. Even the slightest ailment is now a "disability". You don't even have to be proven completely unable to work, but unable to work certain jobs or tasks. the law itself and the interpretations of it are a travesty. Much like the ADA.
Posted by: Mehive at May 13, 2022 11:34 AM (ky+MF)


Not that this costs any taxpayer money, but for handicap parking stickers, we've defined disability down so far that we have 20 people in the office with the stickers. Not a one is in a wheelchair, or uses a walker, or even a cane, or has a significant limp. But apparently they get very tired walking all of 200 feet to the building.
We're becoming a sad nation.

Posted by: Wally at May 13, 2022 11:49 AM (FJYfm)

275 Paul Ryan was one of the first GOP politicians who stabbed us in the back, and was proud of it. Sure, there were plenty of GOPe clowns who hated us, but Ryan relished screwing us over.

If nothing else, at least he's stuck at Fox News and no one cares about his opinions anymore.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 13, 2022 11:49 AM (VWp7G)

276 Imagine a disease that destroyed your mobility, your fin motor skills. Your abilities to communicate. Even your abilities to find and recognize patterns. Left you exhausted after even moderate activities. But you look ok. Now you see why the he looks abled bodied thing stings so much. God dammm it.

Posted by: USNtakim deplorable, now with ultra maga at May 13, 2022 11:49 AM (0OmEj)

277 Is there a fish gravy shortage?
Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 13, 2022 11:48 AM (Xrfse)

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Yes, because no one should eat that shit

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at May 13, 2022 11:49 AM (flINI)

278 The PATRIOT Act guy? The fake housing crisis "we have to destroy the free market to save the free market" guy who set the plates in motion for where we are today?
Posted by: Moron Robbie

"Don't just do something, stand there." is the best course of action for all of these jamokes.

It would be less damaging to the people of America.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 13, 2022 11:49 AM (Msys3)

279 Is there a fish gravy shortage?

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 13, 2022 11:48 AM (Xrfse)

Soon...soon.

Posted by: BignJames at May 13, 2022 11:49 AM (AwYPR)

280 I would offer up a 1.25+ magnifier on SS owed to you, towards future taxes owed, for those who paid in and Means Test / Opt out of receiving SS stipends.

These would apply to your future earnings after the SS retirement age nd last until your Estate is settled.

I want to see your money STAY in your hands and not go the government.
AND I want more space between the productive and the government.
Posted by: garrett at May 13, 2022 11:21 AM (kjquW)

This is hot.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at May 13, 2022 11:49 AM (sI15f)

281
Ryan's performance during his debate with Brandon, when he just silently sat there and let Brandon laugh and lie, says it all about Ryan.

Posted by: davidt at May 13, 2022 11:47 AM (sReZj)


That has to go into the Political Hall of Shame as the biggest dive ever.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 13, 2022 11:50 AM (dQvv7)

282 Ryan is a constitutional idiot. How did he get elected? Oh I remember...he got in a tete de tete with Gaylord at a meeting where he uncharacteristically showed some moxie and knowledge of budgetary matters.

It was a one off. He's just a water boy.
Posted by: torabora at May 13, 2022 11:48 AM (Y274z)
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I resent that comparison!

Posted by: Bobby Boucher at May 13, 2022 11:50 AM (5pTK/)

283 Ryan could use a cup of shut the fuck up.
Posted by: blaster at May 13, 2022 11:43 AM (9otr5)

Makes you wonder why he's opening his pie hole again.

Like a cockroach coming out when they think it's safe, suddenly he's public again.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at May 13, 2022 11:50 AM (MFphb)

284 >>> Thoughts on garam masala?
Posted by: Squid at May 13, 2022 11:43 AM (K5jRu)


It's one of those things that can go from, "tasty with a little kick" to "my tongue just suffered a containment failure and is right now penetrating through several layers of the earth's crust".

Posted by: banana Dream at May 13, 2022 11:50 AM (QzpS1)

285 George W Bush voted for Biden

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at May 13, 2022 11:50 AM (flINI)

286 283 Ryan could use a cup of shut the fuck up.
Posted by: blaster at May 13, 2022 11:43 AM (9otr5)

Makes you wonder why he's opening his pie hole again.

Like a cockroach coming out when they think it's safe, suddenly he's public again.
Posted by: OneEyedJack at May 13, 2022 11:50 AM (MFphb)

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I imagine he's doing public forum things with some regularity. We just don't hear about them because they're largely anodyne nonsense. That would be my guess.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 13, 2022 11:51 AM (LvTSG)

287 I bet Biden would still, at this very moment, hand Paul Ryan his ass in a debate.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 13, 2022 11:51 AM (hQeb1)

288 George W Bush voted for Biden
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at May 13, 2022 11:50 AM (flINI)



I wouldn't mind the Bush family having some Hendrick family fortune (NASCAR fans will understand this comment).

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 13, 2022 11:51 AM (Zz0t1)

289 If it wasn't for gaslighting the left would have no ting at all.
Posted by: ShainS at May 13, 2022 11:12 AM (93Arc)

And if the greens get there way they won't have anymore gas either...

Posted by: Inogame at May 13, 2022 11:51 AM (53oGX)

290 Buck, I love your posts but no one with 2 brain cells has trusted Paul Ryan for over 15 years.

He's a political whore. And his wife is a lefty. It was inevitable he would screw us...hard.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 13, 2022 11:51 AM (DcKNO)

291 I'm more concerned about the baby fish formula crisis.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 13, 2022 11:51 AM (Xrfse)

292 I have four major problems with Bush 43's administration:
1. Medicare Part D
2. No Child Left Behind
3. Establishment of the DHS
4. The bailouts and "stimulus" payments

I think he did very well on foreign policy, generally speaking. His domestic policy was disastrous.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 13, 2022 11:52 AM (DU+/6)

293 Ryan's performance during his debate with Brandon, when he just silently sat there and let Brandon laugh and lie, says it all about Ryan.


Shoulda said sorry Joe...

Posted by: Butch Coolidge at May 13, 2022 11:52 AM (ESjRY)

294 I remember thinking that the adult had entered the room when Romney chose Ryan as running mate. I thought he was a great choice and he'd bring some fiscal sanity back to the White House.

Ryan was really good up to and including the time he told Obama to his face to learn to math. A few weeks after that, he'd clearly been read the contents of his FBI file because he fell *hard* into line.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 13, 2022 11:52 AM (ZGrMX)

295 George W Bush is directly responsible for President Obama

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at May 13, 2022 11:52 AM (flINI)

296 >>>George W Bush voted for Biden
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report


And he and his gaggles of idiots are proud of that.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 13, 2022 11:52 AM (VWp7G)

297 I'm more concerned about the baby fish formula crisis.
Posted by: Notorious BFD

We need common sense baby fish formula control!!

Posted by: Tonypete at May 13, 2022 11:52 AM (Msys3)

298 Yeah, I don't use a wheelchair or a cane. I just have damaged lungs and my O2 levels drop down to at least the 80% mark with any activity. Gee, I guess I should park as far away as possible and pass out on the way.

Worked with a gal that had pancreatic cancer. She later died from it. She was on chemo, so she got a disabled parking sticker. Someone kindly left a note on her car, telling her that there was nothing wrong with her and she shouldn't abuse the program.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 13, 2022 11:52 AM (5HBd1)

299 283 Ryan could use a cup of shut the fuck up.
Posted by: blaster at May 13, 2022 11:43 AM (9otr5)

Makes you wonder why he's opening his pie hole again.

Like a cockroach coming out when they think it's safe, suddenly he's public again.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at May 13, 2022 11:50 AM (MFphb)

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MSNBC is looking to hire a co-host for Psaki's new show "Psaggy Tits."

Posted by: ShainS at May 13, 2022 11:52 AM (93Arc)

300 I meant to say Ryan is a constitutional USEFUL idiot.

Posted by: torabora at May 13, 2022 11:52 AM (Y274z)

301 Of, I guess five things.
5. The bankruptcy reform that made all student permanently exempt from bankruptcy protection, which helped keep the college education fraud going for damn near another 20 years so far.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 13, 2022 11:53 AM (DU+/6)

302 Paul Ryan voted in favor of the Medicare Prescription Drug Modernization Act. It was the largest benefit expansion in Medicare's history. I belive it was the largest government program created in, like, thirty years.

Posted by: 29Victor at May 13, 2022 11:53 AM (BJKQV)

303 Makes you wonder why he's opening his pie hole again.

Like a cockroach coming out when they think it's safe, suddenly he's public again.
Posted by: OneEyedJack at May 13, 2022 11:50 AM (MFphb)

We’re in the primary season and at the grassroots level the GOPe doesn’t like what it sees. We will be seeing more of this.

Posted by: 7man at May 13, 2022 11:53 AM (qwO6y)

304 >>If nothing else, at least he's stuck at Fox News and no one cares about his opinions anymore.

Dinesh D'Souza claims that multiple hosts on Fox want to interview him about 2000 Mules but management won't allow them to bring him on air.

Says everything about Fox.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 13, 2022 11:53 AM (ZLI7S)

305 George W Bush voted for Biden

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Most of D.C.'s elected Republicans did, too.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 13, 2022 11:53 AM (hQeb1)

306 they're largely anodyne nonsense. That would be my guess.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

BREAKING

General Anodyne awarded $11 billion contract for "stuff" for Ukraine

Posted by: P. Ryan, Board Vice Chair at May 13, 2022 11:53 AM (aCM3P)

307 300
If he isn't useful to me, he isn't useful at all.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at May 13, 2022 11:53 AM (2OL6m)

308
We’re in the primary season and at the grassroots level the GOPe doesn’t like what it sees.


THE PEASANTS ARE REVOLTING!

Posted by: Count de Money at May 13, 2022 11:53 AM (ESjRY)

309 >>>George W Bush voted for Biden
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report


And he and his gaggles of idiots are proud of that.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 13, 2022 11:52 AM (VW

Bush wrote in Condi Rice's name for President .

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 13, 2022 11:53 AM (eCqFY)

310 >>>Ryan's performance during his debate with Brandon, when he just silently sat there and let Brandon laugh and lie, says it all about Ryan.



I don't think either Ryan or Mittens wanted to win. They were worried they would unseat a half-black man, and they took a dive.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 13, 2022 11:54 AM (VWp7G)

311 308
We’re in the primary season and at the grassroots level the GOPe doesn’t like what it sees.

THE PEASANTS ARE REVOLTING!
Posted by: Count de Money at May 13, 2022 11:53 AM (ESjRY)

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That's from that thing.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 13, 2022 11:54 AM (LvTSG)

312 I imagine he's doing public forum things with some regularity. We just don't hear about them because they're largely anodyne nonsense. That would be my guess.

Even this is pretty anodyne. I understand why it popped up through the media, but it's a big yawn.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 13, 2022 11:54 AM (ZGrMX)

313 George W Bush is a C*nt. He's a globalist, grifting, coattail riding, backstabbing, liar.

And his mother was a pro-abortion fat ass.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 13, 2022 11:54 AM (DcKNO)

314 Can you vote in the Republican runoff if you didn't vote in the Republican primary?

Yes. The rules in Texas are, if you voted in the primary, then that’s the runoff you have to vote in (if you vote at all). If you didn’t vote in the primary, you can vote in either runoff.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at May 13, 2022 11:54 AM (U+Oxn)

315 Not that this costs any taxpayer money, but for handicap parking stickers, we've defined disability down so far that we have 20 people in the office with the stickers. Not a one is in a wheelchair, or uses a walker, or even a cane, or has a significant limp. But apparently they get very tired walking all of 200 feet to the building.
We're becoming a sad nation.
Posted by: Wally at May 13, 2022 11:49 AM (FJYfm)

We did that b/c we lost religion as a society...and when you lose that, everyone is motivated to "get theirs", not worrying about what the effect truly is.

I tell my kids that by not falling in this trap, they'll all be employable by every global company on the planet who won't want to put up with "yet another accommodation" request. Multiple of my kids could have gone the same crutch path, but we have a truly disabled/never gonna be able to work niece, and it's much easier to be bitter about her not getting the help and aid she needs b/c everyone else who "has a hurt pinky level" problem sucks up the money and the resources when you yourself aren't playing the same game.

Posted by: Nova local at May 13, 2022 11:54 AM (exHjb)

316 THE PEASANTS ARE REVOLTING!
Posted by: Count de Money

Yeah, they stink on ice!

Posted by: Tonypete at May 13, 2022 11:54 AM (Msys3)

317 We’re in the primary season and at the grassroots level the GOPe doesn’t like what it sees. We will be seeing more of this.
Posted by: 7man at May 13, 2022 11:53 AM (qwO6y)
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Hauling out a retread who is universally hated by Trump voters isn't really a smart move. But, then again, the GOPe consultant class is trying very hard to ignore things have changed.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at May 13, 2022 11:54 AM (5pTK/)

318 Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 13, 2022 11:52 AM (VWp7G)

I saw there was a shoot out or hit at a gas station in Philly? WTF?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 13, 2022 11:55 AM (d0Qel)

319 >>Bush wrote in Condi Rice's name for President .


Fuck Condi Rice. That bitch has started racebaiting.

Posted by: garrett at May 13, 2022 11:55 AM (kjquW)

320 It's really a mistake to assume that everybody is abusing those handicap tags. You never know.

Posted by: mr tmz at May 13, 2022 11:55 AM (rJ48h)

321 312 I imagine he's doing public forum things with some regularity. We just don't hear about them because they're largely anodyne nonsense. That would be my guess.

Even this is pretty anodyne. I understand why it popped up through the media, but it's a big yawn.
Posted by: Ian S. at May 13, 2022 11:54 AM (ZGrMX)

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Yeah, if Buck hadn't highlighted it, would any of us know about it? Would we still be operating on the assumption that "Paul Ryan is hiding, waiting for his moment to strike in some large master plan"?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 13, 2022 11:55 AM (LvTSG)

322 313
Other than that he was OK?

Posted by: Dr. Claw at May 13, 2022 11:56 AM (2OL6m)

323 Dinesh D'Souza claims that multiple hosts on Fox want to interview him about 2000 Mules but management won't allow them to bring him on air.

Says everything about Fox.


There was a claim from either D'Souza or someone connected to him that the gag order on 2000 Mules came from Tucker Carlson. Which seems unlikely to me (Tucker himself has made the "81 million votes" joke), but I guess you never know.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 13, 2022 11:56 AM (ZGrMX)

324 287 I bet Biden would still, at this very moment, hand Paul Ryan his ass in a debate.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 13, 2022 11:51 AM (hQeb1)

I disagree. It would be a mind numbing battle of two mental midgets with no winners, and we would all be stupider for having watched it.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at May 13, 2022 11:56 AM (sI15f)

325 322 313
Other than that he was OK?
Posted by: Dr. Claw at May 13, 2022 11:56 AM (2OL6m)

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No. Excuse me, HELL NO.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 13, 2022 11:56 AM (DcKNO)

326 It was a one off. He's just a water boy.
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A water boy, sent by fish gravy chefs, to suck Bill.

Posted by: joey biden at May 13, 2022 11:56 AM (Jtln5)

327 I imagine he's doing public forum things with some regularity. We just don't hear about them because they're largely anodyne nonsense. That would be my guess.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 13, 2022 11:51 AM (LvTSG)

That could very well be. I spend very little time at the faux conservative sites, so it would be easy to miss a lot of this kind of thing.
Which is why I spend very little time at...

Posted by: OneEyedJack at May 13, 2022 11:56 AM (MFphb)

328 Would we still be operating on the assumption that "Paul Ryan is hiding, waiting for his moment to strike in some large master plan"?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 13, 2022 11:55 AM (LvTSG)

I think most of us don't think about him rather than wait for him to strike.

Posted by: Someguy's at May 13, 2022 11:57 AM (tt9eU)

329 >>> I remember thinking that the adult had entered the room when Romney chose Ryan as running mate. I thought he was a great choice and he'd bring some fiscal sanity back to the White House.

Ryan was really good up to and including the time he told Obama to his face to learn to math. A few weeks after that, he'd clearly been read the contents of his FBI file because he fell *hard* into line.
Posted by: Ian S. at May 13, 2022 11:52 AM (ZGrMX)


Remember all the "Hey girl, it's Paul Ryan!" bits?

Posted by: Pepperidge Farm Remembers at May 13, 2022 11:57 AM (QzpS1)

330 Says everything about Fox.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 13, 2022 11:53 AM (ZLI7S)

not to mention Lindsey Graham...Karl Rove.

Posted by: BignJames at May 13, 2022 11:57 AM (AwYPR)

331 Worked with a gal that had pancreatic cancer. She later died from it. She was on chemo, so she got a disabled parking sticker. Someone kindly left a note on her car, telling her that there was nothing wrong with her and she shouldn't abuse the program.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward

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It's pretty much accepted in cities in the South those parking places are almost exclusively for the children and grandchildren of elderly black people who can't easily leave their house and almost never ride in the car with them.

The best ones are when they park in the handicapped places to go play basketball.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 13, 2022 11:57 AM (hQeb1)

332

There was a claim from either D'Souza or someone connected to him that the gag order on 2000 Mules came from Tucker Carlson. Which seems unlikely to me (Tucker himself has made the "81 million votes" joke), but I guess you never know.
Posted by: Ian S. at May 13, 2022 11:56 AM (ZGrMX)

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On twitter D'Souza showed texts from Tucker's producer.

Tucker's producer is a dick.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 13, 2022 11:57 AM (DcKNO)

333 When I had an insurance agency, one of my carriers would send a disabled adjuster/investigator on all disability claims.

They saw through the bullshit claims and, more importantly, saw things that folks not in the know would never see.

They were great to work with.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 13, 2022 11:57 AM (Msys3)

334 GF had bad hip and sent doctors note and DMV form and $6 to CA DMV for a temporary! disabled plaque. They kept the $6 and send a letter back: wanted form filled out somehow different. DMV. You expect reasonableness?

Posted by: torabora at May 13, 2022 11:58 AM (Y274z)

335 We did that b/c we lost religion as a society...and when you lose that, everyone is motivated to "get theirs", not worrying about what the effect truly is.

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It's like they never read the Old Testament.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at May 13, 2022 11:58 AM (FVME7)

336 It's really as simple as this:

If a republican or self-described conservative didn't ultimately come around to supporting Trump after his first term, they were lying about everything before.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at May 13, 2022 11:58 AM (KbCG3)

337 Here's another idea for you: how about removing restrictions that keep those on disability from working? In other words, let them keep their medical and benefits. My cousin is on dialysis. He's trying to get a kidney transplant. Right now, everything is covered if and when that happens. But if he works, he loses the medical and current benefits. There's no way he can make that up.

If you want to make it so they can work and maybe cut back on cash payments a bit, that would work. But you have to leave an incentive to work.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 13, 2022 11:58 AM (5HBd1)

338 On twitter D'Souza showed texts from Tucker's producer.

Tucker's producer is a dick.


oh look at my shocked face

Posted by: Black Orchid at May 13, 2022 11:59 AM (w0NJk)

339 I remember thinking that the adult had entered the room when Romney chose Ryan as running mate. I thought he was a great choice and he'd bring some fiscal sanity back to the White House.

Ryan was really good up to and including the time he told Obama to his face to learn to math. A few weeks after that, he'd clearly been read the contents of his FBI file because he fell *hard* into line.
Posted by: Ian S. at May 13, 2022 11:52 AM (ZGrMX)

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That's how I felt. The more I use to believe the more I hate the backstabbing, rino, assholes.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 13, 2022 11:59 AM (DcKNO)

340 When I had an insurance agency, one of my carriers would send a disabled adjuster/investigator on all disability claims.

They saw through the bullshit claims and, more importantly, saw things that folks not in the know would never see.


That's really, really smart.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 13, 2022 11:59 AM (ZGrMX)

341 Dinesh D'Souza claims that multiple hosts on Fox want to interview him about 2000 Mules but management won't allow them to bring him on air.

Says everything about Fox.
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It was clear Fox wouldn't allow any Soros D.A. commentary, that Tucker didn't break either, that I recall Ace writing about. That and another issue I can't recall offhand.

Posted by: andycanuck (Jtln5) at May 13, 2022 11:59 AM (Jtln5)

342 220 The thing most people don't understand about SS (Old Age portion of Old Age, Survivors, Disability Income OASDI) is that is has two mutually exclusive goals: Individual equity and Social Adequacy. The US's program is currently tilted more towards individual equity than most other nations' programs. (Canada is more toward social adequacy than the US and Quebec has a separate program from the other provinces that is tilted even more.) I believe all of Europe's Old Age pension systems are tilted more to adequacy than the US's.
Basically, a rich person in the US will "earn" about a zero percent return on their SS taxes and a poor person can earn about 15% return on their taxes.

Posted by: Darin Zimmerman at May 13, 2022 11:39 AM (95NE/)

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Not quite sure what those terms mean, Individual Equity vs. Social Adequacy (will search them out).

And assuming your percentage of return figures are in nominal (i.e. inflationary) vs. real (non-inflationary) dollars, Imma gonna guess we're all big losers when it comes to SS returns.

Posted by: ShainS at May 13, 2022 11:59 AM (93Arc)

343 336 It's really as simple as this:

If a republican or self-described conservative didn't ultimately come around to supporting Trump after his first term, they were lying about everything before.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at May 13, 2022 11:58 AM (KbCG3)

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I could imagine someone who's primary motive is the federal budget not getting on his side. However, Paul Ryan isn't just some guy who wants the budget balanced. He was Speaker of the House for two years under a Republican president. All budget bills start in the House. He was uniquely situated to start the process of bringing the budget in line, and he just kept on with the CRs.

So, I can imagine such a person, but Paul Ryan is not such a person. Paul Ryan sucks.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 13, 2022 12:00 PM (LvTSG)

344 #332 saw Dinesh do YouTube on Tucker. Producer is asshoe.

Posted by: torabora at May 13, 2022 12:00 PM (Y274z)

345 I have to say, I don't know if they are the "actual" texts from the producer or paraphrases. I don't know. And I'm irritated because I'm thinking about Paul Ryan and the douche level he achieved while I supported him.

Uffffffff

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 13, 2022 12:00 PM (DcKNO)

346 >>>I saw there was a shoot out or hit at a gas station in Philly? WTF?
Posted by: Nevergiveup


Yep, the overnight shift is still here working on it. Plus, Wednesday, a thug entered a police station in my division and started assaulting two officers with a screwdriver. A female cop drew her pistol and shot the thug in the torso.

I love my job so much. /s

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 13, 2022 12:00 PM (VWp7G)

347 People's Pundit about to go live.

Friday Barris is usually good stuff.

Posted by: garrett at May 13, 2022 12:01 PM (kjquW)

348 The only help I get is the disability parking sticker. I am on SS, but I am also still working.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 13, 2022 12:01 PM (5HBd1)

349 No hatchling left behind!

Posted by: George W. Fish at May 13, 2022 12:01 PM (Xrfse)

350 Well, that didn't take long ... the powers of the interwebzzzz:

Individual Equity -- basing a covered worker's benefit on the accumulated value of the worker's contributions.

Social Adequacy -- basing a covered worker's benefit on their deemed financial need.

Posted by: ShainS at May 13, 2022 12:01 PM (93Arc)

351 He was uniquely situated to start the process of bringing the budget in line, and he just kept on with the CRs.

But Trump said pussy!

Posted by: Squid at May 13, 2022 12:02 PM (K5jRu)

352 Yep, the overnight shift is still here working on it. Plus, Wednesday, a thug entered a police station in my division and started assaulting two officers with a screwdriver. A female cop drew her pistol and shot the thug in the torso.


yeah I heard about the thing at the station. damn I assumed the perp was already there under arrest?!?! he literally just sauntered in and attacked?!?!

dear lord

Wyatt we're getting hit hard out in ChesCo with auto burglaries (and store burglaries too). it's not fun.

Posted by: Black Orchid at May 13, 2022 12:02 PM (w0NJk)

353 Yep, the overnight shift is still here working on it. Plus, Wednesday, a thug entered a police station in my division and started assaulting two officers with a screwdriver. A female cop drew her pistol and shot the thug in the torso.

I love my job so much. /s
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 13, 2022 12:00 PM (VWp7G)
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I'm guessing the PTB will have that fine officer up on charges, if there's any possible way to do it.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at May 13, 2022 12:02 PM (5pTK/)

354 A female cop drew her pistol and shot the thug in the torso.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp

*BLAM BLAM BLAM*

"Stop or I'll shoot!!"

As you can see, I would make the worst policeman ever.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 13, 2022 12:02 PM (Msys3)

355 >>>On twitter D'Souza showed texts from Tucker's producer.

Tucker's producer is a dick.


That lands on Tucker, too. It's his show. He could have had him on and allowed Dinesh to promote the film.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 13, 2022 12:02 PM (VWp7G)

356 Yeah. Why did Ryan crawl out from under his rock NOW?

Posted by: torabora at May 13, 2022 12:02 PM (Y274z)

357
I am ashamed that I stopped by Ryan's office to thank him for standing firm against deficit spending back in '09 or '10.

Fooking liar and thief ...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at May 13, 2022 12:02 PM (3l5Yq)

358 350 Well, that didn't take long ... the powers of the interwebzzzz:

Individual Equity -- basing a covered worker's benefit on the accumulated value of the worker's contributions.

Social Adequacy -- basing a covered worker's benefit on their deemed financial need.
Posted by: ShainS at May 13, 2022 12:01 PM (93Arc)

Sounds an awful lot like socialism.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at May 13, 2022 12:03 PM (sI15f)

359 Never forget Paul Ryan lost a debate to Creamed Corn Joey. Either on purpose or not it is absolutely pathetic and telling.

Posted by: Eli Cash at May 13, 2022 12:03 PM (X3h3l)

360 I saw there was a shoot out or hit at a gas station in Philly? WTF?
Posted by: Nevergiveup

There always is

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 13, 2022 12:03 PM (ucG1R)

361 I thought red-eye gravy was made with covfefe.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 13, 2022 11:06 AM (HsAzN)

you REALLY don't want to know the answer to that...

Posted by: NOT G Gutfeld at May 13, 2022 12:03 PM (WhsXQ)

362 Yep, the overnight shift is still here working on it. Plus, Wednesday, a thug entered a police station in my division and started assaulting two officers with a screwdriver. A female cop drew her pistol and shot the thug in the torso.

I love my job so much. /s

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 13, 2022 12:00 PM (VWp7G)

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Isn't it time for common-sense assault screwdriver control?

Posted by: ShainS at May 13, 2022 12:03 PM (93Arc)

363 Palestinians upset about dead Al'Jizzearuh Reporter.


May she Rest in Pigs Blood.

Posted by: garrett at May 13, 2022 12:04 PM (kjquW)

364 Jordan - What kind of hummus are you taking?

Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 13, 2022 12:04 PM (5p7BC)

365
A female cop drew her pistol and shot the thug in the torso.

I love my job so much. /s

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 13, 2022 12:00


If by 'torso' you mean in the dick, I'd call that a good shoot.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 13, 2022 12:04 PM (dQvv7)

366 Yeah. Why did Ryan crawl out from under his rock NOW?
Posted by: torabora at May 13, 2022 12:02 PM (Y274z)


I'm sure he's been out from under his rock for a while, making speeches for big money, but now he trashed Trump, so the media is eager to run with it.

Posted by: Wally at May 13, 2022 12:04 PM (FJYfm)

367 Uh oh..

"Twitter deal temporarily on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of users,” Mr. Musk said early Friday morning from his verified Twitter account. The Tesla Inc. chief executive linked to a May 2 Reuters report about a recent Twitter securities filing with those statistics.
About two hours later, he posted: “Still committed to acquisition.”

Posted by: runner at May 13, 2022 12:04 PM (+xjfh)

368 UK Judge Rules Calling A Man Bald Is Sexual Harassment, Offenders To Be Mauled (Probably) By She-Bears

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Just because I don't understand it doesn't mean it doesn't make sense. I guess.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at May 13, 2022 12:04 PM (FVME7)

369 Yes. The rules in Texas are, if you voted in the primary, then that’s the runoff you have to vote in (if you vote at all). If you didn’t vote in the primary, you can vote in either runoff.

Thanks. I'm generally in favor of TX's open primary system but it does create an opportunity for malicious participation.

Posted by: Oddbob at May 13, 2022 12:04 PM (nfrXX)

370 366 Yeah. Why did Ryan crawl out from under his rock NOW?
Posted by: torabora at May 13, 2022 12:02 PM (Y274z)


I'm sure he's been out from under his rock for a while, making speeches for big money, but now he trashed Trump, so the media is eager to run with it.
Posted by: Wally at May 13, 2022 12:04 PM (FJYfm)

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We all have our bubble. It's important to remember that things happen outside of our bubble that we don't know about.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 13, 2022 12:05 PM (LvTSG)

371 357
I am ashamed that I stopped by Ryan's office to thank him for standing firm against deficit spending back in '09 or '10.

Fooking liar and thief ...
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at May 13, 2022 12:02 PM (3l5Yq

We’re still laughing about that

Posted by: Paul at May 13, 2022 12:05 PM (qwO6y)

372 A female cop drew her pistol and shot the thug in the torso.

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How many years do you think she will be in jail?

Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 13, 2022 12:05 PM (5p7BC)

373 We cannot have a gravy gap, gentlemen.

Posted by: Wavy Gravy at May 13, 2022 12:05 PM (63Dwl)

374 Jordan - What kind of hummus are you taking?
Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 13, 2022 12:04 PM (5p7BC)


I'm thinking roasted red pepper.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 13, 2022 12:05 PM (DRSnL)

375 354 Tonypete, back in the 80s, the Warren OH PD had an officer with 6 or 7 righteous shootings in a 10 year period. You know the size of Warren. Back then there wasn't any griping about the matter.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 13, 2022 12:05 PM (lz5hY)

376 That lands on Tucker, too. It's his show. He could have had him on and allowed Dinesh to promote the film.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 13, 2022 12:02 PM (VWp7G)

Not if he wanted to keep his job... At least he had the True the vote Lady on

Posted by: It's me donna at May 13, 2022 12:05 PM (TQlM9)

377 >>>yeah I heard about the thing at the station. damn I assumed the perp was already there under arrest?!?! he literally just sauntered in and attacked?!?!


Orchid, he came in pretending to make a police report, then started stabbing cops with the screwdriver. I'm actually surprised Krasner approved charges.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 13, 2022 12:05 PM (VWp7G)

378 a thug entered a police station in my division and started assaulting two officers with a screwdriver. A female cop drew her pistol and shot the thug in the torso.

I love my job so much. /s
Posted by: Wyatt Earp

Flathead or Philips?
What is it with ppl bringing screwdrivers to menace highly armed locales?
Is it some kind of tiktok challenge?

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 13, 2022 12:05 PM (ucG1R)

379 As has been noted, The GOP has controlled the house, ie, the power of the purse, for 20 of the last 28 years, but yeah, Trump to blame.

F**k Eddie Muster, POS.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 13, 2022 12:06 PM (pC82e)

380 May be committed to acquisition , but why pay for fake valuation figures, hmmmm?
🤔

Posted by: runner at May 13, 2022 12:06 PM (+xjfh)

381 Mitt Romneycare and Eddie Munster Ryan.
What an All Star ticket that was.
Glad they lost
Fuck m both

Posted by: Kevin and Mitch severe conservatives at May 13, 2022 12:06 PM (GqBXs)

382 Yeah. Why did Ryan crawl out from under his rock NOW?
Posted by: torabora at May 13, 2022 12:02 PM (Y274z)


GOPe doesn't want to win too big in Nov.

Posted by: davidt at May 13, 2022 12:06 PM (sReZj)

383
We’re still laughing about that
Posted by: Paul at May 13, 2022 12:05 PM (qwO6y)

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I laughed but I'm pissed because it's probably true.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 13, 2022 12:06 PM (DcKNO)

384 >>>If by 'torso' you mean in the dick, I'd call that a good shoot.
Posted by: Divide by Zero


Sadly, no.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 13, 2022 12:06 PM (VWp7G)

385 Supreme Court found Line Item Veto law unconstitutional.

Then it needs to be an Amendment. Along with two term in elected Federal service total.

Posted by: torabora at May 13, 2022 12:06 PM (Y274z)

386 the Budget Hawk is extinct
its niche has been filled by the Greed-Hog

Posted by: DB at May 13, 2022 12:06 PM (geLO8)

387 Our Country Is Screwed - if you’re still here;

https://tinyurl.com/bdfpjybp

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at May 13, 2022 12:07 PM (vp5zb)

388 Red Ear Sunfish Gravy is best.

Another excellent rant, Buck.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at May 13, 2022 12:07 PM (SH2Zi)

389 Turkey opposes Finland and Sweden joining EU, saying the countries are guest houses for terrorist organizations. Either Turkey is memeing or referring to elements of the migrants.

Posted by: Someguy's at May 13, 2022 12:07 PM (tt9eU)

390 Wyatt we're getting hit hard out in ChesCo with auto burglaries (and store burglaries too). it's not fun.
Posted by: Black Orchid

i've begun having my jacket open so i can draw mr. 1911 while refueling any of my vehicles. no brandishing (cause my hand ain't on it), but visible. worried about gas pump situational mugging and car jacking.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (UgAdJ) - at May 13, 2022 12:07 PM (UgAdJ)

391 No one is firing Tucker. He can do what he wants. His "conservative style rants" prove that.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 13, 2022 12:07 PM (DcKNO)

392 Pennsylvania is a closed system, if not a party register you can't vote for that party.
At least hope except for fraud jumping keeps the most Democrats out.

Posted by: Skip's phone at May 13, 2022 12:08 PM (iFrHf)

393
I imagine the crime rate in Philly would drop to unheard of levels if the Philly cops had a reputation for shooting the bad guys in the dick.

"Man, you heard what happened to LeSean? Shot in the dick, man. In the dick! Third time this week. I gotta get outta this town."

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 13, 2022 12:08 PM (dQvv7)

394 As has been noted, The GOP has controlled the house, ie, the power of the purse, for 20 of the last 28 years, but yeah, Trump to blame.

F**k Eddie Muster, POS.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 13, 2022 12:06 PM (pC82e)

Cannot be said often enough.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at May 13, 2022 12:08 PM (SH2Zi)

395 391 No one is firing Tucker. He can do what he wants. His "conservative style rants" prove that.
Posted by: Seems Legit at May 13, 2022 12:07 PM (DcKNO)

From what I "heard" FOX laid the law down on promoting that movie......

Posted by: It's me donna at May 13, 2022 12:08 PM (TQlM9)

396 >>>What is it with ppl bringing screwdrivers to menace highly armed locales?
Is it some kind of tiktok challenge?
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion


Screwdrivers are legal and cheap to buy.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 13, 2022 12:08 PM (VWp7G)

397 Firstly, we haven't had a budget in I don't remember how many years.

Secondly, we're screwed.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 13, 2022 12:08 PM (DcKNO)

398 I'm actually surprised Krasner approved charges.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 13, 2022 12:05 PM (VWp7G)

Watched the 'Frontline' doc on that guy...nobody deserves that.

Posted by: BignJames at May 13, 2022 12:09 PM (AwYPR)

399 #381
I'm uh glad they lost too. I even helped them get on the uh ticket. Couldn't have gotten better oppo nents.

Posted by: Obama at May 13, 2022 12:09 PM (Y274z)

400 ||Dr. Simone Gold @drsimonegold
BREAKING: GoFundMe has shut down a campaign to raise money for an 8-year-old girl injured shortly after taking Pfizer's COVID-19 shot.

This is a new low for @GoFundMe.

Protect the children.||

Posted by: andycanuck (Jtln5) at May 13, 2022 12:09 PM (Jtln5)

401 We need to address the problem of ghost screwdrivers

Posted by: DB at May 13, 2022 12:09 PM (geLO8)

402 >>>I imagine the crime rate in Philly would drop to unheard of levels if the Philly cops had a reputation for shooting the bad guys in the dick.

Posted by: Divide by Zero

Like the South Park episode, "Butters, you don't shoot someone in the dick!"

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 13, 2022 12:09 PM (VWp7G)

403 RNC Research
@RNCResearch
"Sir, message to families looking for baby formula - do you have a message to those families?"

BIDEN: "Yes, but not on this occasion."

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Just tread water for a few weeks.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at May 13, 2022 12:09 PM (FVME7)

404 Both Fish Gravy and Tartar Sauce can be used in lieu of infant formula.

Posted by: Hints From Heloise at May 13, 2022 12:10 PM (g6+Ik)

405 What is it with ppl bringing screwdrivers to menace highly armed locales?
Is it some kind of tiktok challenge?
Posted by: vmom

it's like bikers carrying a small ball peen hammer. no officer, it's a tool to free my starter. oh? why was i using it in that brawl? well, it was in my hand when i was trying to repair the bike and get away from the violence.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (UgAdJ) - at May 13, 2022 12:10 PM (UgAdJ)

406 It still amazes me that for literally DECADES people voted for these complete tools and thought they were actually voting for something worthwhile. Who knew that the GOP was such a useless piece of intellectual/moral/political garbage ? Even those who thought it bad didn't have any idea how bad it truly was.

Posted by: Dougf at May 13, 2022 12:10 PM (qbkp+)

407 Heh, sounds like Musk has a reverse poison pill.

If the value of Twitter stock has been based on 95% of the user base being actual people (affecting potential for advertising revenue), then Twitter better not end up with an analysis that says anything different.

If it turns out to be 10% or something like that, then it will trigger all kinds of lawsuits from investors and advertisers. The board is going to be in a very bad position.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 13, 2022 12:10 PM (5p7BC)

408 >>Not if he wanted to keep his job... At least he had the True the vote Lady on

But she was prohibited from talking about the movie.

I think there is bad blood between Tucker and Dinesh. No idea about what but there is something personal.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 13, 2022 12:10 PM (ZLI7S)

409 Tucke'r's producer does not own Tucker. He can fire his producer at will.

Posted by: runner at May 13, 2022 12:10 PM (+xjfh)

410 Black Orchid my guesstimate Democrats leaving criminals out on the street they are moving into the suburbs
Just like smash and grab in major cities are working their way into smaller cities

Posted by: Skip's phone at May 13, 2022 12:10 PM (iFrHf)

411 396 Bernard Goetz was menaced with a screwdriver by yutes demanding "five", wanting five bucks. He replied with five, the cylinder capacity of a Charter Arms Undercover .38.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 13, 2022 12:11 PM (lz5hY)

412 >.BIDEN: "Yes, but not on this occasion."


translation from Bidenspeak to English:

"My supervisor hasn't told me what to say yet."

Posted by: DB at May 13, 2022 12:11 PM (geLO8)

413 I think there is bad blood between Tucker and Dinesh. No idea about what but there is something personal.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 13, 2022 12:10 PM (ZLI7S)

I like Dinesh, don't get me wrong but he is a promoter

Posted by: It's me donna at May 13, 2022 12:11 PM (TQlM9)

414 410 Black Orchid my guesstimate Democrats leaving criminals out on the street they are moving into the suburbs
Just like smash and grab in major cities are working their way into smaller cities


for sure but that said we also have Coatesville etc etc

god and freaking WILMINGTON

Posted by: Black Orchid at May 13, 2022 12:12 PM (w0NJk)

415 I say we air drop a bunch of cheap loaded pistols into the democrat run shitholes and watch what they do, gleefully Whos with me you guys!

Posted by: Jimco Industries at May 13, 2022 12:12 PM (buTO7)

416 Like the South Park episode, "Butters, you don't shoot someone in the dick!"
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 13, 2022 12:09 PM (VWp7G)


The Hell you don't!

Posted by: Darlene Snell at May 13, 2022 12:12 PM (MFphb)

417 Look up "South Park fish sticks" and watch a vid.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 13, 2022 11:43 AM (Zz0t1)

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So the joke was poached from South Park?

Posted by: 496 at May 13, 2022 12:12 PM (U1eOr)

418 >>>Watched the 'Frontline' doc on that guy...nobody deserves that.
Posted by: BignJames


Krasner's wife was a judge - not sure if she's still on the bench - but she was a horrible, despicable POS. Threw out most every violent arrest that came into the courtroom.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 13, 2022 12:13 PM (VWp7G)

419 415 I say we air drop a bunch of cheap loaded pistols into the democrat run shitholes and watch what they do, gleefully Whos with me you guys!
Posted by: Jimco Industries at May 13, 2022 12:12 PM (buTO7)

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Operation Free and Hilarious!

Posted by: 496 at May 13, 2022 12:13 PM (U1eOr)

420 >>I like Dinesh, don't get me wrong but he is a promoter

True, but so is Tucker. Maybe it's a clash of egos but it's kind of dumb to let a personal feud stop the flow of this big a story.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 13, 2022 12:13 PM (ZLI7S)

421 And Youngkin won't enforce Virginia law against the protestors surrounding the homes of Justices Barrett and Alito.

Posted by: Socratease at May 13, 2022 12:14 PM (oqnjT)

422 406 It still amazes me that for literally DECADES people voted for these complete tools and thought they were actually voting for something worthwhile. Who knew that the GOP was such a useless piece of intellectual/moral/political garbage ? Even those who thought it bad didn't have any idea how bad it truly was.
Posted by: Dougf at May 13, 2022 12:10 PM (qbkp+)

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Nailed it.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 13, 2022 12:14 PM (DcKNO)

423 Last night our local news had a bit on the rising vehicle thefts. The lady newreader said something I thought was very dumb. Paraphrasing. "the theft of ones vehicle is one of the most violating crimes that can happen to someone"

RUFKM? Having your house or apartment broken into, that would feel pretty violating. Getting robbed, or mugged more so. Assaulted, assuming its not a BS charge stemming from a mutual fistfight, raped or a family member murdered, those crimes violated you.

But someone drove off in your car? You bet I'd be angry about it and about a society that ignores the crime and thus encourages it but IMO that aint a particularly violating crime.

Posted by: PaleRider, Simple Irredeemable at May 13, 2022 12:14 PM (3cGpq)

424 I don't care for hummus, but I would eat roasted red pepper.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 13, 2022 12:14 PM (5p7BC)

425
True, but so is Tucker. Maybe it's a clash of egos but it's kind of dumb to let a personal feud stop the flow of this big a story.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 13, 2022 12:13 PM (ZLI7S)



Well, Fox's management DID put a ban on talking about the movie, so there's always that.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 13, 2022 12:15 PM (Zz0t1)

426 True, but so is Tucker. Maybe it's a clash of egos but it's kind of dumb to let a personal feud stop the flow of this big a story.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 13, 2022 12:13 PM (ZLI7S)


It may be an ego thing.... Tucker does seem to have more freedom then the rest on FOX, but the law came down no mention or promotion of this movie for some reason...

Posted by: It's me donna at May 13, 2022 12:15 PM (TQlM9)

427 >>>And Youngkin won't enforce Virginia law against the protestors surrounding the homes of Justices Barrett and Alito.
Posted by: Socratease


Dude is going to lose all credibility in what, five months?

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 13, 2022 12:15 PM (VWp7G)

428 Kurdish members operate in Sweden. Turkey unhappy. So that nixes the deal. Leaves England guarantor of Finland and Swedish independence from Russia.

Really all poo Tin did was rip the scab off what Russia is. It's Soviet without a politburo.

Posted by: torabora at May 13, 2022 12:15 PM (Y274z)

429 I say we air drop a bunch of cheap loaded pistols into the democrat run shitholes and watch what they do, gleefully Whos with me you guys!
Posted by: Jimco Industries at May 13, 2022 12:12 PM (buTO7)


Or, we could do this in Mexico, and when the guns start getting used in crimes up here, we could use this as an excuse for gun control! Brilliant!

Posted by: Obama & Holder, Idiots at Law at May 13, 2022 12:15 PM (FJYfm)

430 >>>Well, Fox's management DID put a ban on talking about the movie, so there's always that.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden


It's almost like Fox News is no better than CNN and MSNBC. I mean, it's seems as if they are all in for the Biden administration.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 13, 2022 12:16 PM (VWp7G)

431 Heh, sounds like Musk has a reverse poison pill.

If the value of Twitter stock has been based on 95% of the user base being actual people (affecting potential for advertising revenue), then Twitter better not end up with an analysis that says anything different.

If it turns out to be 10% or something like that, then it will trigger all kinds of lawsuits from investors and advertisers. The board is going to be in a very bad position.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 13, 2022 12:10 PM (5p7BC)

Well, that, and a Soros-led exodus of advertisers is sure to be a material condition of sale. I wonder how much participation Twitter insiders had in leading or facilitating this effort, given the leftist/pedo bias of the platform's workforce.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at May 13, 2022 12:16 PM (SH2Zi)

432 no brandishing (cause my hand ain't on it), but visible. worried about gas pump situational mugging and car jacking.
Posted by: BifBewalski

Gas stations/Kwikie Marts are the waterholes of modern society.

You simply must look around the entire time to keep safe.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 13, 2022 12:16 PM (Msys3)

433 Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 13, 2022 12:15 PM (Zz0t1)

From other people that know Tucker say there are hard lines on things he can’t talk about. So I’m guessing election fraud is one of them.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at May 13, 2022 12:17 PM (vp5zb)

434 on Insty: Georgia’s GOP Civil War Heats Up as Former VP Pence Endorses Governor Kemp.

AYFKM?!?!

Posted by: Black Orchid at May 13, 2022 12:17 PM (w0NJk)

435 >>Screwdrivers are legal and cheap to buy.


All you need is some Valu-Rite and some Tang.

Posted by: garrett at May 13, 2022 12:17 PM (kjquW)

436 -----
So the joke was poached from South Park?
Posted by: 496 at May 13, 2022 12:12 PM (U1eOr)



Wasn't it the 'worlds funniest joke' that Cartman took credit for?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 13, 2022 12:17 PM (Zz0t1)

437 I say we air drop a bunch of cheap loaded pistols into the democrat run shitholes and watch what they do, gleefully Whos with me you guys!
Posted by: Jimco Industries at May 13, 2022 12:12 PM (buTO7)

Arm up the blue shit holes? Nah. Let them use screwdrivers.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at May 13, 2022 12:17 PM (SH2Zi)

438 Did the deep state get to Elon?

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 13, 2022 12:17 PM (OalnH)

439 From other people that know Tucker say there are hard lines on things he can’t talk about. So I’m guessing election fraud is one of them.
Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at May 13, 2022 12:17 PM (vp5zb)

Yes.. He has dropped some hints here and there that the election was less than legit

Posted by: It's me donna at May 13, 2022 12:17 PM (TQlM9)

440 NOOD. Lum.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 13, 2022 12:17 PM (Zz0t1)

441 My spam tells me it's 'World Cocktail Day'....cheers!

Posted by: BignJames at May 13, 2022 12:18 PM (AwYPR)

442 434 on Insty: Georgia’s GOP Civil War Heats Up as Former VP Pence Endorses Governor Kemp.

AYFKM?!?!
Posted by: Black Orchid at May 13, 2022 12:17 PM (w0NJk)

Well, makes it easy for me to not vote for Kemp.

Posted by: Someguy's at May 13, 2022 12:18 PM (tt9eU)

443 My HS was in same sports league as Coatesville

Posted by: Skip's phone at May 13, 2022 12:18 PM (iFrHf)

444 Posted by: Black Orchid at May 13, 2022 12:17 PM (w0NJk)

You really shouldn’t be shocked.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at May 13, 2022 12:18 PM (vp5zb)

445 Imagine if PA had constitutional carry, I wonder what would happen in Philly

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 13, 2022 12:18 PM (ucG1R)

446 #427
Maybe Younkin figures protesters over there means no protestors in front of his house. Pragmatic

Posted by: torabora at May 13, 2022 12:18 PM (Y274z)

447 One of the best examples of Democrat Forever Because Grampa Was One was a letter to the Erie PA newspaper fish wrap. Authored by a Millcreek Township cop who couldn't understand why folks need a gun to defend their home. Said he kept a baseball bat for that purpose and left his gun in the locker.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 13, 2022 12:18 PM (lz5hY)

448 Is is a surprise Pence endorsed Kemp?

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 13, 2022 12:19 PM (OalnH)

449 Wasn't it the 'worlds funniest joke' that Cartman took credit for?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 13, 2022 12:17 PM (Zz0t1)

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I don't remember - I just wanted to use 'poached' in the fish-related comments!

By the way, congrats on being FIRST again!

Posted by: 496 at May 13, 2022 12:19 PM (U1eOr)

450 368 UK Judge Rules Calling A Man Bald Is Sexual Harassment, Offenders To Be Mauled (Probably) By She-Bears

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Just because I don't understand it doesn't mean it doesn't make sense. I guess.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at May 13, 2022 12:04 PM (FVME7)

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So you're saying that's not a Babylon Bee headline?

/Prager yesterday was talking about a Finnish MP (a physician and mother of 5) who is facing criminal charges & a 2-year prison sentence after tweeting an image of Bible verse Romans 1:24-27. She could also face additional jail time if convicted of two other alleged offenses relating to her comments in a 2004 pamphlet and on a 2018 television program.

Coming #Soon to a country near you! https://tinyurl.com/5bc5pawn

Posted by: ShainS at May 13, 2022 12:19 PM (93Arc)

451 So I’m guessing election fraud is one of them.

Yeah, the few times I’ve watched Tucker in the past several months, he seems to believe that fraud was rampant and affected the election, but never actually says so—it’s all in the delivery of passive-aggressive jokes.

Which is not a good look for him.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at May 13, 2022 12:19 PM (U+Oxn)

452 448 Is is a surprise Pence endorsed Kemp?

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 13, 2022 12:19 PM (OalnH)

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I expected him to endorse the incumbent Abrams.

Posted by: ShainS at May 13, 2022 12:20 PM (93Arc)

453 >>It may be an ego thing.... Tucker does seem to have more freedom then the rest on FOX, but the law came down no mention or promotion of this movie for some reason...


It was obvious from election night when that fat idiot Stirewalt called Arizona for Biden well before the race was decided that Fox was all in for Biden over Trump. The younger Murdochs are quite woke and have steadfastly refused to acknowledge that at the very least there were enormous irregularities during the 2020 election.

Still, I think Tucker is too big to stop if he wanted to do something. Look at all the people he has chased off that network. He makes them far too much money to force him to bury a legitimate story. There has to be something else.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 13, 2022 12:20 PM (ZLI7S)

454 > What is it with ppl bringing screwdrivers to menace highly armed locales? Is it some kind of tiktok challenge?

It's a deadly stabbing instrument that won't get you charges. Carry a four inch folding blade or a concealed paring knife in WA, you might catch charges. I'm not being hyperbolic. A 16 year old got a "carrying a dangerous weapon" charge that went all the way to the state supreme court over a paring knife in her pocket. She didn't even brandish it. State v. Myles

Compare that to an eight inch screwdriver with a big beefy handle. Nobody gets charges for that.

I saw a homeless guy the other day with an actual bindle. The bindle handle was a baseball bat. When I used to go to Seattle for work, I regularly saw homeless guys with big screwdrivers in their hands.

Posted by: bonhomme at May 13, 2022 12:21 PM (eyxn4)

455 Heh, sounds like Musk has a reverse poison pill.....

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Several things can happen . Musk waived due diligence to allow for speedy acquisition. They may raise thatbissue, he can Still can renegotiate the deal. Has a good chance.

Posted by: runner at May 13, 2022 12:22 PM (+xjfh)

456 If it turns out to be 10% or something like that, then it will trigger all kinds of lawsuits from investors and advertisers. The board is going to be in a very bad position.
Posted by: Dave in Fla


It's been my position for a long time now that the way to take down Facebook is to expose their fraudulent advertisement accounting. In the ad industry, it's an open secret that Facebook's eyes on ads claim is massively inflated.

Posted by: bonhomme at May 13, 2022 12:24 PM (eyxn4)

457 If y’all have any favorite fish gravy recipes, be sure to send them to Mr. CBD for his Sunday food thread.

One word: garum.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 13, 2022 12:27 PM (yQpMk)

458 Pence is even dickier than Ryan and that's effing hard to do.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 13, 2022 12:27 PM (DcKNO)

459 . . . Creamed salt cod over potatoes?

Posted by: Kindltot at May 13, 2022 12:32 PM (xhaym)

460 If it turns out to be 10% or something like that, then it will trigger all kinds of lawsuits from investors and advertisers. The board is going to be in a very bad position.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 13, 2022 12:10 PM (5p7BC)


I will take "Who is Ashley Madison for $44 Million, Dave

Posted by: Kindltot at May 13, 2022 12:33 PM (xhaym)

461 Really all poo Tin did was rip the scab off what Russia is. It's Soviet without a politburo.
Posted by: torabora at May 13, 2022 12:15 PM (Y274z)


I rate this comment as meaningless.

Please, let's talk about 50 years of international communism, centrally planned economies, foreign espionage and the Comintern.

Even better, lets do a compare and contrast between Vladimir Putin and Chung-Hee Park

Posted by: Kindltot at May 13, 2022 12:40 PM (xhaym)

462 Credit in Virginia also goes to Ian Prior who started the Fight ForSchools group and appears sometimes on Fox News. They successfully recalled one school board member and are pursuing four more.

Posted by: MikeN at May 13, 2022 01:11 PM (o/eHL)

463 There was a time when 24 had one of the bad guys appearing at a Heritage Foundation event.

Posted by: MikeN at May 13, 2022 01:12 PM (o/eHL)

464 Red eye gravy is red because it is made with tomatoes or tomato sauce and/or ketchup. It's not 'creamy' you yankee hosers.

Posted by: Pet Petrick at May 13, 2022 01:32 PM (jzGlL)

465 FPW FJB

red eye gravy is specifically made with juices left over from cooking ham/ham steak and coffee grounds

long time lurker, love the site ty ace and cobs

Posted by: Isolden at May 13, 2022 01:51 PM (dB99g)

466 Social Security. That wonderful "entitlement" created in the hope you would die before being able to receive your own money back, since eligibility age was set above the average life expectancy at the time.
Posted by: Greyman27 at May 13, 2022 11:14 AM

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This is a common misunderstanding of life expectancy statistics. Yes, average life expectancy was less than 65 when SS was enacted, but that was because so many people died in infancy or early childhood. If you survived childhood, you were very likely to live well into your 70s and collect SS for a number of years. Think about.it....DId your grandparents all die before age 65?

Posted by: Bigsmith at May 13, 2022 01:57 PM (N/k0W)

467 Hell, there are outright liberal leftists who have done more to fight the CRT cult than AEI and Heritage. Not just James Lindsey, Helen Pluckrose (also a liberal and not even American) et al.. I have seen actual Marxists fight with more vigor.

Irony of ironies and yes, it's an in-house fight between the old-school working class and wealthy colonizers, but still. You have to give the Marxists fighting at least that much. You could even say they fight the CRT cult with as much fire as the NeverTrump GOPe grifters fight actual conservatives.

Posted by: Saber Alter at May 13, 2022 02:51 PM (k/DdX)

468 I know late, but I've donated to the 1776 group. I have not received any spam e-mails for more money unlike Trump and the GOP. That's because they are not run by idiots.

Posted by: Thermadin at May 13, 2022 05:13 PM (arp9m)

469 Less of a Hawk more of a Turkey

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at May 13, 2022 06:15 PM (wGqjj)

470 They can kill my SS and Medicare so long as they are willing to pay me back every dollar I paid into those programs, with 10% interest.

Until then, they better concentrate on entitlement programs that pay out benefits to people who never paid in.

Posted by: ruralcounsel at May 15, 2022 10:08 AM (96wFa)

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