The Morning Report - 5/18/22

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Good morning, kids. Wednesday and the results from yesterday's primary race in PA, NC, KY, ID and OR are mostly in. Breitbart has the full recap from its live blog and I'll link it here.

Internecine fighting within both parties has been the order of the day for quite some time now; the Democrats seemingly on the verge of being totally subsumed by bust-out Marxists, although only 16 months into the Sponge Brain Soiled Pants era, decriminalized crime, tranny insanity and especially the economy are alienating whole swathes of their base. On the GOP side, the never-ending struggle to overcome the RINO establishment continues as MAGA agenda boosters with or without the Trump seal of approval seek to overcome the RNC/CoC mafia.

That said, while yesterday's marquee race, the GOP primary for a US Senate from Pennsylvania certainly is illustrative of that struggle, it has also served to underscore the Achilles heel of Trump himself: personnel. Oz for me is a non-starter because of his ties to Oprah Winfrey as well as his past support of both gun control and transexual insanity. And that's the recent past, so he gets no credit if he suddenly "evolves" on those issues. From what I understand, despite the "America first" rhetoric of his campaign, McCormack is a Wall Street denizen and RINO. That leaves outsider Kathy Barnette, whose pro 2A stance and opposition to abortion despite being the child of rape, has still met with skepticism and even sliming by Trump allies and pundits alike. As of this morning, Trump-backed Mehmet Oz and David McCormick are tied while Kathy Barnette, the outsider candidate is trailing them both but evidently not by a significant margin. And with a large number of mail-in ballots yet to be counted, she has yet to concede.

UPDATE: I stand corrected. It is a dead heat between Oz and McCormick. The machine including Sean Hannity succeeding in destroying her candidacy. Bastard.

I love Trump and I'll always love him for what he did, what he wanted to do and what he exposed or made painfully clear just by his presence. But I cannot understand supporting Mehmet Oz. I neither trust him nor McCormick, but the mixed messages about Barnette are troubling as well, although much of those are now proving to be smears, and cheap ones at that.

In any case this notion of "electability" is total horseshit to me. What good is having yet another Mitt Romney or Susan Collins just because there's an "R" after their names? As I said in a previous editorial, while Kathy Barnette turning into a Mia Love or Renee Ellmers is a distinct possibility, the odds of Oz or McCormick becoming another Romney are virtually a lead pipe cinch. The movement to restore America and restore sanity that Trump engendered is starting to pay off, perhaps in candidates like Kathy Barnette and for sure in folks like Ron DeSantis. What's more, they are showing us that no longer playing nice in rhetorical terms and calling out the Left for who and what they are is indeed a winning strategy, especially when everything they are doing and want to double and triple down on is collapsing in on us on a daily basis.

A perfect case in point is the withering fire now directed at Tucker Carlson. But notice how they're going after him:

The effort to squelch conservative speech continues in this country, as liberals and leftists try to demonize Republicans and conservatives with the "white supremacy" label, especially those who object to [so-called quote-unquote "president"] Biden's wide-open border, which appears to be a political liability for Democrats.

"Replacement theory," apparently espoused by the racist Buffalo gunman in his "manifesto," is the most recent attempt to make Republicans/conservatives shut up about the rising tide of illegal immigration and the country's changing demographics.

On Tuesday, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) said his "Republican colleagues" have to be "really careful about the things that they say right now. . ."

. . . "And so this is a moment for my friends in the Republican Party, who more than occasionally endorse these hateful theories about replacement, to stop it. To stop it, to stand down. To condemn this kind of talk. To stop suggesting that Muslims or immigrants or black people or Jews are a threat to society," Murphy said.

"Because every time that they say things like that on the Senate floor, every time they go on Fox News and repeat that lie, they are unfortunately feeding this river of racist ideology into the brains of people who are contemplating mass violence. And I know that's not the intention of my Republican colleagues, but they've just got be be really careful about the things that they say right now. . . "

. . . Here's what Carlson said on September 21, 2021:

"So Joe Biden really has opened America's borders to the world. That is not a Republican talking point, hardly, it is completely real. And tonight, there are many more coming. Several large groups of Haitians are moving up from various countries in Latin America where they've been living to come here.

"To be perfectly clear, these are not refugees. They are not being persecuted by any government and that's why they have not applied for asylum in any of the countries between Haiti and the United States, and there are many of them. Instead these are economic migrants.

“They are rich enough for a plane ticket and a smartphone, but they're eager for the free healthcare, the education, the housing vouchers, food stamps and much more that Joe Biden has promised them if they make it to the United States.

"So, of course, they're coming from Haiti and from the rest of the world. You would, too. They'd be crazy not to come.

"Once they get here, the Biden administration plans to give them voting rights. That's in the works right now. So the people you just saw on your screen could very well be choosing your President at some point down the road.

"This is a manufactured crisis. This is an attempt to change the demographics of the United States in order to give permanent power to the Democratic Party. That's all it is, no matter what they tell you..."

If your blood is not boiling now, you have no pulse. But I'll dial it back by noting that you take the most flak when you're directly over the target. And Tucker dropped a blockbuster on top of the Ministry of Truth. This filthy, lying sack of shit Chris Murphy knows it. Yes, we've "got be be really careful about the things that they say right now" because what we're saying is absolute confirmation that the disasters befalling us are his and his party's fault. We know it, he knows it and now more and more people know it.

The gall of this cocksucker to talk about political violence and terrorism when 100% of it is committed by Leftists at the urging of Democrat-Leftist leaders in and out of government. How many cities burned to the ground during the 2020 Summer of Love alone? Who is poisoning our children's minds with Jive Kampf CRT? So much political terrorism and violence has been committed by them and in their name to advance their causes that the list is nearly endless.

Whatever he may have believed about "replacement theory" is irrelevant since the Buffalo shooter was an avowed Leftist, a salient point that Murphy and the propagandists conveniently omit. And it's not a theory since that is exactly what has been happening since Hart-Celler in '65, Simpson-Mazzoli in '86 and a virtually open border about to bust wide open if Title 42 is repealed.

The Democrat Party has wiped out black America as well as Latinos. Donald Trump's economic miracle that gave us and the world the greatest boom in history saw more minorities taken of the welfare and food stamp roles and put into the work force with a path to the middle class and out of victimhood and dependency than ever before. That's what open borders is all about. When the Democrats lose their constituency, they have to "replace" them from somewhere.

Funny how James Hodgkinson, Nidal Hassan, the Waukesha Christmas parade, the Brooklyn subway station and the aforementioned Dresdenization of America's cities two years ago is never discussed. In any case, people like Tucker Carlson, Elon Musk and Marjorie Taylor Greene have got the right idea. It's why we now have a "Disinformation Governance Board" about to be instituted.

Sadly, it's also why people like Kathy Lummis are dead wrong.

In her keynote speech to the class of 2022, Lummis said rights are given by God but are often encroached on by the government. Some of her comments about the government’s excessive overreach during the [Chinese] Covid-19 pandemic received applause but she faced backlash for claiming that “Even fundamental scientific truths, such as the existence of two sexes, male and female, are subject to challenge these days.”

Nothing Lummis said was factually inaccurate but her comments about sex did not sit well with graduates and commencement attendees who booed her.

After several moments of disruption, Lummis clarified that “I’m not making a comment on the fact that there are people who transition between sexes” but her attempt to soothe her critics was not successful.

After the graduation speech, Lummis took heat from Democrat operatives, the university’s Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and even UW President Ed Seidel who released a statement denouncing the senator’s remarks about sex. . .

. . . In response to the accusations of “transphobia,” Lummis apologized to those who she said may have felt “un-welcomed or disrespected” by her comments.

“…it was never my intention to make anyone feel un-welcomed or disrespected, and for that I apologize. I have appreciated hearing from members of the University of Wyoming community on this issue, and I look forward to continuing this dialogue,” she said in a statement from her office.

Now, Lummis just fucked herself. What she should have done was double, triple and quadruple down.

Sefton as Lummis: No, not only will I not apologize but I stand by several million years of human evolution as well as creation from the Lord. If what's between your legs differs from what you see in your mind, seek psychiatric help. Now. You're delusional and neither I nor anyone else need to play your sick games.

Naturally, scum like Chris Murphy will cite your words as the cause of the next mass shooting at a homosexual disco, despite the shooter more than likely having a manifesto called the Koran. Which will also be conveniently ignored by the propagandists.

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Posted by: J.J. Sefton at 07:47 AM




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1 first.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at May 18, 2022 07:47 AM (bVYXr)

2 Why am I italicized?

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at May 18, 2022 07:47 AM (bVYXr)

3 Good morning horde!

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at May 18, 2022 07:47 AM (uvymP)

4 Mornin' y'all. Off to the salt mines.

Posted by: Bert G at May 18, 2022 07:48 AM (9EsXz)

5 I thought I was late.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at May 18, 2022 07:48 AM (5kI0z)

6 Never mind.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at May 18, 2022 07:48 AM (bVYXr)

7 Trump gets the italican vote!

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at May 18, 2022 07:48 AM (yikp0)

8 The "crafty" J.J. avoids the barrel.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at May 18, 2022 07:48 AM (yikp0)

9 Go take a wizz and TADA there is JJ.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 18, 2022 07:49 AM (yrol0)

10 Hola

Posted by: Thanatopsis at May 18, 2022 07:49 AM (l2DCN)

11 Race to the bottom.

Posted by: CZ = FNG, Free Republic of Florida at May 18, 2022 07:49 AM (MkuC5)

12 Good morning horde.
I'll be back by about post 120 after I read all the links...

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 18, 2022 07:49 AM (Xk7lk)

13 Republicans are being cancelled.

The Propaganda Press is powerful, in the eyes of McConnell and the GOPe

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 18, 2022 07:50 AM (lNKY9)

14 Happy Wednesday one and all. Since I'm leaving on a short trip where I will be at the beach and drinking, I shall not let the world annoy me too much.

Posted by: NR Pax at May 18, 2022 07:50 AM (4olE8)

15 Thank you, J.J.!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 18, 2022 07:50 AM (1n+EO)

16 Crappy AP reporting: "Milwaukee mayor calling for calm following gun violence punctuated by shootings outside NBA playoff game that left 21 injured."

"Gun violence" is shooting, dipwads! It's not punctuating [highlighting] the gun violence -- it is the gun violence! And the word is "wounded" not "injured".

Addendum: BTW, the city has called a 20-and-unders curfew due to all of the White Supremacy basketball-related violence.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at May 18, 2022 07:50 AM (yikp0)

17 Moronin', Hourde!

Posted by: Hans O'Lo at May 18, 2022 07:51 AM (u7pQw)

18 The democrats are angry that their plan to illegally import new voters who accept socialism is being publicized, which is why they are screaming racism. Screaming "You caught us!" is much less effective.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at May 18, 2022 07:51 AM (5kI0z)

19 morning horde

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at May 18, 2022 07:51 AM (p03vF)

20 rhennigantx has a magic wiener!

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at May 18, 2022 07:52 AM (yikp0)

21 What's this about Jerry Nadler's left behind?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at May 18, 2022 07:52 AM (eGTCV)

22 Incredibly, the Buffalo shooter is a Maddow-watching "left wing authoritarian" who happens to be anti-immigration. So, in the minds of the Propaganda Democrats, that makes him a Republican.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 18, 2022 07:52 AM (lNKY9)

23

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 18, 2022 07:54 AM (SWi3y)

24 Incredibly, the Buffalo shooter is a...
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He also had a whole section of the 'manifesto' about why hates conservatives.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at May 18, 2022 07:55 AM (yikp0)

25 I'm a big supporter of putting Carolyn Maloney up against Jerry Nadler, both being old and fat and powerful in the corrupt Democrat Congress. My only regret is that AOC is going to be saved in redistricting.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 18, 2022 07:55 AM (lNKY9)

26 ... and he also renounced Christianity.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at May 18, 2022 07:56 AM (yikp0)

27 "The tunnel, discovered last week, was the length of six football fields and connected Tijuana to a San Diego warehouse where 1,762 pounds of cocaine was found along with 164 pounds of meth and 3.5 pounds of heroin. The 61-foot-deep tunnel was equipped with a ventilation system and reinforced walls, officials said Monday, per Just the News."

Dammit! That was my Thursday pick-me-up!

-Hunter Biden

Posted by: Homer's Donuts at May 18, 2022 07:56 AM (BCSAN)

28 Morning peeps. Who had Madcow incited shootings on their outrage mob bingo card?

Did not see that one coming....

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 18, 2022 07:57 AM (BFigT)

29 From the last thread: 1. I see folks are scratching their heads over Idaho's left leaning Republican Gov Little easily winning his primary in what is a conservative western state in national elections.

But Western fops like Little get re-elected simply because I suspect Idahoans hear they have to vote every few years, look at the ballet and see they have Governor listed and say to themselves "guess we need one of those" and then vote for whoever.

Because that is what Gov Little is - whoever. He rules over a vast and sparsely populated state with little physical mechanisms to bring pain to a limited and ambivalent populace that probably has never seen ruthless governance up close.

Posted by: Boswell at May 18, 2022 07:57 AM (5iUNf)

30 Burn it down.
Scatter the stones.
Salt the earth where it stood.

Posted by: AllenG #Texit at May 18, 2022 07:57 AM (rM9us)

31 2. Unlike Gov. Little in Idaho, governors like Gov. 'wretched' Whitmer get to rule ruthlessly and gleefully over a vast populace. The easily traveled terrain and dense population allow lefty government tyrants like her, along with her enforcement goons, to bring maximum pain to a trapped and squirming populace. And she knows it, as evidenced by that permanent sneer plastered on her face.

Gov. Little could order all Idahoans to wear their pants on backwards, use party hats instead of cowboy hats, and recite The Walrus and the Carpenter all day, every day, and no Idahoans would ever know it, much less obey. He's the Beatles real nowhere man, making his nowhere plans in his nowhere land for nobody. He'll be governor there for quite some time I should think.

Posted by: Boswell at May 18, 2022 07:58 AM (5iUNf)

32 Are we doomed yet?

Probably. There are more than a few still conservatives in good standing who are like well Oz may have won but most of the voters wanted someone other than Trump's endorsed candidate! He's a loser!

Eh.

Posted by: blaster at May 18, 2022 07:58 AM (9otr5)

33 I'm really getting tired of these numerous
Diversion, Inequity, and Exclusion committees.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at May 18, 2022 07:58 AM (5kI0z)

34 Good morning again horde

Posted by: Skip's phone at May 18, 2022 07:58 AM (oxX/J)

35 Would it surprise anyone that National Reviews top three articles are doing endzone dances on Madison Cawthornes loss and how it signals the end of Trumps control on the party?

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 18, 2022 07:59 AM (xDbox)

36 The best trick the devil ever played was convincing people he didn't exist.

The *second* best trick he ever played was convincing good, Christian people that, when words offend, the speaker is necessarily at fault.

No. That's positively asinine. Certainly, if my words are designed to give offense, I am at fault, but if you take offense at the truth, that's on you, bubba.

Is it a Rick and Morty meme? "Your boos mean nothing to me. I've seen what you cheer."

Posted by: AllenG #Texit at May 18, 2022 08:00 AM (rM9us)

37 I'm glad I got a chance to vote gor Kathy Barnette

I know I'll vote lesser weevil for senate again in Nov but at least I hope Doug Mastriano wins gov

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 18, 2022 08:01 AM (/crfU)

38 House panel investigating J6 "insurrection" rejects request for access to committee's interviews.

Transparency!!!

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at May 18, 2022 08:01 AM (yikp0)

39 Good morning dear morons and happy birthday JJ

I endorsed the winner in every race. I'm incredible like that.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 18, 2022 08:01 AM (EZebt)

40 "They said immediately Payton Gendron was the heir to Donald Trump. They told us Trumpism committed mass murder in Buffalo. And for that reason it followed logically, we must suspend the First Amendment.”

Joe Lockhart. He set the tone, immediately going after Carlson.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 18, 2022 08:02 AM (lNKY9)

41 183 Today is Don Martin's birthday. Shtoing!
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 18, 2022 07:45 AM (p+1gI)
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Skwee-be-dee-be-dap!
*the sound of a man stepping on a board over a bunch of cockroaches*

Which is strangely missing from:

https://tinyurl.com/mwevptkc

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 18, 2022 08:03 AM (Dc2NZ)

42 Fairfax County schools sent a "response" out on recent violence and hate.

Which means they sent a virtue signalling email. Not that they sent hall monitors to enforce the peace.

They want us to know that they oppose bad people doing things that are bad.

It's just tiresome.

Posted by: blaster at May 18, 2022 08:03 AM (9otr5)

43 Lummis= Noem

Posted by: 7man at May 18, 2022 08:04 AM (qwO6y)

44 It has been noted that Idaho is a supposed "conservative" state that keeps electing very GOP-e figures, as they did yesterday in its primary. It's worth pointing out that Idaho has the second highest percentage of Mormons of any state, behind only Utah. The people who gave us Mitt Romney, Jeff Flake, Harry Reid, and Egg McMuffin.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 18, 2022 08:04 AM (r46W7)

45 Today's good news: A twofer.

1) We now have our goats. They are (dare I say it?) pretty cute. And loud. And ornery. But cute.

Kinda like my daughter, now that I think about it.

2) I just found out my keyhole gardens ARE working, we just hadn't fully prepared them when we tried to plant (oops). The one lettuce still surviving over there is far healthier than any of our plants in "planters" and the soil is nice and moist despite not having watered the keyholes in some weeks.

So that's good news for later in the summer when we plant for fall harvest.

Posted by: AllenG #Texit at May 18, 2022 08:04 AM (rM9us)

46 I'm sure it's nothing.

"North American stock markets jump as strong U.S. economic data shows high inflation isn't restricting spending."

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at May 18, 2022 08:04 AM (yikp0)

47 Incredibly, the Buffalo shooter is a Maddow-watching "left wing authoritarian" who happens to be anti-immigration. So, in the minds of the Propaganda Democrats, that makes him a Republican.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 18, 2022 07:52 AM


Oddly there was no mention of the shooting on the TV news this morning. Not a peep which tells me they understand that everyone knows he is a dyed in the wool democrat.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at May 18, 2022 08:05 AM (bVYXr)

48 20 rhennigantx has a magic wiener!
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at May 18, 2022 07:52 AM (yikp0)

Would someone please splain that to mrs rhennigantx!

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 18, 2022 08:06 AM (yrol0)

49 Now, Lummis just fucked herself. What she should have done was double, triple and quadruple down.
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Never - EVER - pay the Danegeld.

Good morning.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 18, 2022 08:06 AM (DU+/6)

50 Intel Point ALERT @IntelPointAlert
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#Phoenix l #AZ Emergency personnel on scene confirm a large fire is spreading from a pallet yard behind the US Foods distribution center. Flames can be seen from miles away. Updates to follow.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at May 18, 2022 08:06 AM (yikp0)

51 44 It has been noted that Idaho is a supposed "conservative" state that keeps electing very GOP-e figures, as they did yesterday in its primary. It's worth pointing out that Idaho has the second highest percentage of Mormons of any state, behind only Utah. The people who gave us Mitt Romney, Jeff Flake, Harry Reid, and Egg McMuffin.
Posted by: Tom Servo



Egg McMuffin wasn't given. He just butted in line, demanding to be noticed.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at May 18, 2022 08:06 AM (2graF)

52 For the life of me, I don't understand on what basis a federal judge gets involved in a transgender bathroom case.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 18, 2022 08:06 AM (lNKY9)

53 Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at May 18, 2022 08:06 AM (yikp0)

Keep prepping, folks.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 18, 2022 08:07 AM (Dc2NZ)

54 "Spending" goes up with inflation. Its not an actual increase in productivity or commerce.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 18, 2022 08:07 AM (EZebt)

55 House panel investigating J6 "insurrection" rejects request for access to committee's interviews.

Transparency!!!
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at May 18, 2022 08:01 AM (yikp0)

DOJ/Lefty Dem intimidation trial balloon? Obviously, Garland and the DOJ already know what's in those j6 interviews. That was the whole purpose of them.

You can almost see the lefty J6 Dem Kommissars getting that demand from DOJ and then... *shifty eyes*... let's see if anyone is gonna object. No? Okay, let's reject this one for now and we'll see you later, Merrick, sometime closer to the election.

Posted by: Boswell at May 18, 2022 08:07 AM (5iUNf)

56 Would someone please splain that to mrs rhennigantx!
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LOL

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at May 18, 2022 08:08 AM (yikp0)

57 Posted by: Tom Servo at May 18, 2022 08:04 AM (r46W7)

I know quite a few Idahoans now (we have an office there), and they're not nearly as conservative as all that. Personally, they actually tend a little left ("someone has to do something!" and "well, that's the price we pay for..."). Governmentally, they tend to be "meh, whatever as long as you leave me, personally, alone."

Those two don't really mix, but none of the ones I talk to think about it that much. They're busy with their business, or their farms (which are often businesses), or whatever, and they don't worry much about government at all. Honestly, I envy them their ability to remain ignorant/indifferent so long with so little (to them) negative consequence.

Posted by: AllenG #Texit at May 18, 2022 08:08 AM (rM9us)

58 52 For the life of me, I don't understand on what basis a federal judge gets involved in a transgender bathroom case.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 18, 2022 08:06 AM (lNKY9)

They make it up under the incantation of interstate commerce.

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

59 Newsmax saying it may take three weeks to count and certify PA races due to uncounted mail in ballots?

Posted by: Jen the original at May 18, 2022 08:08 AM (kYAdq)

60 As I said in a previous editorial, while Kathy Barnette turning into a Mia Love or Renee Ellmers is a distinct possibility, the odds of Oz or McCormick becoming another Romney are virtually a lead pipe cinch.
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Right. An unknown quantity is potentially no worse than a known bad quantity, and is also potentially better. The blind gamble isn't the worst move.

Besides, regardless of anything else, Oz is a serious problem and a far bigger problem than his competitors. He supports child sex "transition" and thus he is a groomer in fact if not in general practice. That is unacceptable and is, by itself and alone, regardless of anything else or any good things he might do or believe, cause to disqualify him. There is no offset. There is nothing good enough to balance out the evil of perverting children and destroying their lives. He could be a saint in every other aspect of his life, but it isn't enough to overcome that position.

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

61 Meanwhile the Great Divorce is still taking place and picking up speed. While the propagandists want you to look only at Babylon DC and place your worship of power there, the Establishment has been getting beat back at the State and local level as dead-wood Republicans were getting replaced by an army of fed up Americans who, instead of bitching about it, campaigned, won over voters and kicked RINOS out in the Primaries.

The answer is not in Babylon on the Potomac, it is in the individual States. Let California, New York, Illinois and the other soviet States die.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 18, 2022 08:09 AM (AHeqJ)

62 Report: Joe Bidens Globalists Quietly Fight to Slash U.S. Tariffs on China

There is not a Dem Prog that would not sell your wives and daughter to China or Mexico slave traders.

PS It is not sex trafficking. IT IS SLAVE TRADING!

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 18, 2022 08:09 AM (yrol0)

63 Hoping it's not Oz in November but stating already if it is will vote but leave his oval out on the ballot

Posted by: Skip's phone at May 18, 2022 08:09 AM (oxX/J)

64 Good morning hordelings. The 8 year old pitched a gem of a game last night and fielded his position like a pro. So I'm not reading the links today. Don't bring me down.

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

65 Good morning, Horde. Another tour de force, J.J.

Minor correction on Chris Murphy. It's D-CON, not D-CONN.

Posted by: creeper at May 18, 2022 08:10 AM (cTCuP)

66 Thank you, JJ.

Posted by: SpongeBrains ShitsPants, the Biden Abomination at May 18, 2022 08:11 AM (jV+aN)

67 I think Pelosi's J6 committee will remain intact for the duration of the Democrats run. It'll be the "official" way to disqualify those nasty Republicans as Trump supporting insurrectionists.

The committee is one of the tools the left is going to use to mitigate the backlash of the so-called "red wave" expected in the next so-called "election" cycle.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 18, 2022 08:11 AM (BFigT)

68 "And so this is a moment for my friends in the Republican Party, who more than occasionally endorse these hateful theories about replacement, to stop it. To stop it, to stand down. To condemn this kind of talk. To stop suggesting that Muslims or immigrants or black people or Jews are a threat to society," Murphy said.
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Two things. First, we don't That's a lie and he knows it. The threat to society is values-based, not racial. Lawlessness and theocracy are incompatible with American civilization, and that is the objection. He knows it. He's lying.

Second, he should look in a mirror. Talk about the pot and the kettle. His crew are the ones who routinely talk about how toxic and awful and sinister and hateful and dangerous white people and men are. If he wants to draw parallels to genocidal regimes, he can do so legitimately merely by glancing at his own team.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 18, 2022 08:11 AM (DU+/6)

69 The answer is not in Babylon on the Potomac, it is in the individual States. Let California, New York, Illinois and the other soviet States die.
Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 18, 2022 08:09 AM (AHeqJ)

They are most all dead, just a lifeless corpse like Zombieland. They can never ever pay their pension or bonds. Califonication does not even own it ports.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 18, 2022 08:11 AM (yrol0)

70 Grammie congrats to the kiddo!

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 18, 2022 08:11 AM (/crfU)

71 #Phoenix l #AZ Emergency personnel on scene confirm a large fire is spreading from a pallet yard behind the US Foods distribution center. Flames can be seen from miles away. Updates to follow.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at May 18, 2022 08:06 AM (yikp0)



I think our betters have already told us that there is nothing to see here.

Massive food distributors burn all the time.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 18, 2022 08:11 AM (Ryaf0)

72 It's unpossible!!

||The suspect in the mass shooting that killed 10 people at a Buffalo grocery store on Saturday used a rifle that was widely described as an "assault weapon." With certain exceptions that don't apply here, that category of firearms is illegal in New York. Yet The New York Times reports that the shooter legally bought the rifle from a gun dealer in Endicott, New York. How is that possible?||

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at May 18, 2022 08:12 AM (yikp0)

73 Just think of how stoopid those folks are who vote for the likes of Mehmet Oz or David McCormick. Why are these 2 assholes running away? More money, more power, more grift, more whores, etc, etc. They will shit on their constituents who will respond with "Thank you Sir may I have another!".

Greedy asswipes who want to join the other 99 criminals in the US Senate.

Abolish the federal government.

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 18, 2022 08:12 AM (VghRo)

74 Also, I saw some stuff on the Musk/Twitter shenanigans and I need someone to explain it to me like I'm 5.

I get that Musk claims there are way more bots than Twitter says there are (I'm guessing he's seen something during his Due Diligence?) and I even get why that's bad news for Twitter (if true) - people aren't paying for bots to see their posts, after all, and also Twitter has made FEC and SEC filings that would turn out to be wrong (actively fraudulent if Musk can show that Twitter either new or should have known).

I'm not sure what all his options are, though, and I saw something (just a headline, so it could be so much horse hockey) that said the Twitter board was going to "enforce the merger" and "force Musk to buy" or something like that.

Posted by: AllenG #Texit at May 18, 2022 08:12 AM (rM9us)

75 "Aerojet Rocketdyne" is a pretty cool company name. Sounds very George Jetson-ish.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 18, 2022 08:12 AM (lNKY9)

76 Morning, Horde...How goes it?

RE: Walmart stocks diving

As people no longer have disposable income, they are going to focus only on the ESSENTIALS (food, utilities, gas, etc.). People will learn to get by without cheap Chinese-made knick-knacks. If you don't absolutely need it, don't buy it.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 18, 2022 08:13 AM (YIVH2)

77 PS It is not sex trafficking. IT IS SLAVE TRADING!
Posted by: rhennigantx at May 18, 2022 08:09 AM (yrol0)
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It is. And it isn't just ("just") sex slavery. The illegal alien complex is a slave trade. It is built on violence, hostages and bondage of the alien to his owners. They are proxy owners and the slaves are more autonomous than in many historical scenarios, but that doesn't change what it is.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 18, 2022 08:13 AM (DU+/6)

78 "none of the ones I talk to think about it that much. They're busy with their business, or their farms (which are often businesses), or whatever, and they don't worry much about government at all."

As I said in the last thread.... ideally, government should function like a well-fitting shoe that you don't have to think about 99 percent of the time because it does what it's supposed to do and doesn't continually cause you pain. If government were really doing the job it exists to do we could go about our business and not have to think about it except during immediate election seasons.

Posted by: Secret Square at May 18, 2022 08:14 AM (9WuX0)

79 74 I'm not sure what all his options are, though, and I saw something (just a headline, so it could be so much horse hockey) that said the Twitter board was going to "enforce the merger" and "force Musk to buy" or something like that.
Posted by: AllenG #Texit at May 18, 2022 08:12 AM (rM9us)

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He has to pay them a billion if he backs out.

I don't know if that applies if he discovers fraud at Twitter. I don't think Twitter wants any sort of audit.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 08:14 AM (LvTSG)

80 Thanks vmom. I'm of the opinion that we should grab the positive wherever we can find it. Little League works for me.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 18, 2022 08:14 AM (45fpk)

81 The people who gave us Mitt Romney, Jeff Flake, Harry Reid, and Egg McMuffin.
Posted by: Tom Servo

These western states have elected state officials that have little ability to torture their constituents - the area they supposedly rule over is vast and empty of people, and therefore the pain they could inflict on a densely populated region in easily enforceable terrain by state government goons, is not felt by a sparce populace located in empty often inaccessible terrain - so q nominal Republican is fine there - they're a 'meh' at best.

Posted by: Boswell at May 18, 2022 08:15 AM (5iUNf)

82 #AZ Emergency personnel on scene confirm a large fire is spreading from a pallet yard behind the US Foods distribution center. Flames can be seen from miles away. Updates to follow.

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I bet it's baby formula
That's the worst possibility so it's probably that

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 18, 2022 08:15 AM (/crfU)

83 I think Musk can back out of the Twitter takeover, but at a cost. I thought I read it could be as much a $1B. But at that point the damage done to Twitter might have been worth it.

And that might have been the point of this all along.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 18, 2022 08:15 AM (BFigT)

84 The answer is not in Babylon on the Potomac, it is in the individual States. Let California, New York, Illinois and the other soviet States die.
Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 18, 2022 08:09 AM (AHeqJ)

They are most all dead, just a lifeless corpse like Zombieland. They can never ever pay their pension or bonds. Califonication does not even own it ports.
Posted by: rhennigantx at May 18, 2022 08:11 AM (yrol0)

And as with Sri Lanka and other third world hell holes they will be selling their remaining assets and allegiance to China.

Posted by: 7man at May 18, 2022 08:15 AM (qwO6y)

85 For the life of me, I don't understand on what basis a federal judge gets involved in a transgender bathroom case.

It is to get people conditioned to the idea that we live in a centralized dictatorship. Every one of the illegal aliens other than Mexico, entering this country come from a place with centralized government where all executive power throughout the land comes from one man.

Replacement Theory is not about skin color (except to the Enemy Within) it is about destroying the idea of federalism. This is why you will see Eff Bee Eye and other federal agencies walk on to local crime scenes and take over ignoring all jurisdictional matters.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 18, 2022 08:15 AM (AHeqJ)

86 Japanese economy shrank 1% in the first quarter.

UK's inflation rate highest in 40 years.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at May 18, 2022 08:16 AM (yikp0)

87 And, I see TJM beat me to it....

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

88
They are most all dead, just a lifeless corpse like Zombieland. They can never ever pay their pension or bonds.


I believe the CoViD relief funds were used by these bankrupt states to backstop their pension debts.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 18, 2022 08:17 AM (AHeqJ)

89 I bet it's baby formula
That's the worst possibility so it's probably that

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 18, 2022 08:15 AM (/crfU)



US Foods is mainly a B2B, a major distributor to restaurants.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 18, 2022 08:17 AM (Ryaf0)

90 Something that I think people overlook with regard to Trump endorsements is that it is a two front war. One must endorse a primary candidate that won't cause the GOP to spend millions against them. Barnette and Cawthorn are two examples. The GOP spent a lot of money to try and keep them off of the November ballot.

It isn't just the democrats that are the enemy.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at May 18, 2022 08:18 AM (5kI0z)

91 Wow. Sounds like Tucker dropped a full load of Big Dong II explosives right on top the Jackass Central Command Bunker...

Posted by: CZ = FNG, Free Republic of Florida at May 18, 2022 08:18 AM (MkuC5)

92 I don't think Twitter wants any sort of audit.

I'm virtually certain of that, but how would they avoid it? They're a publicly traded company that have made sworn statements to the FEC and SEC - not to mention directly to congress.

You'd think "hey, I have evidence that suggests that the bot problem at Twitter is 4x as bad as they claimed under oath" would trigger an audit. And wouldn't Musk have some ability to force an audit anyway during Due Diligence? (I've been at a company or three that has been bought, and I remember every single one of them having to open their books to 3rd party auditors as part of that process).

Posted by: AllenG #Texit at May 18, 2022 08:18 AM (rM9us)

93 It's McGovern who is ridiculous. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the GMO labelling will cost from $598 million to $3.5 billion.

We drive children to baseball games where they do not keep score in leased $70k SUVs that run on corn.

Whats another 3 or 5 BILLION.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 18, 2022 08:19 AM (yrol0)

94 >>He has to pay them a billion if he backs out.

>>I don't know if that applies if he discovers fraud at Twitter. I don't think Twitter wants any sort of audit.

It doesn't.

Musk claims he made his offer based on public filings Twitter made about things like number of users. If they lied about that in public filings that would be a crime and Musk wouldn't be liable.

The $1 billion would only matter if he had just decided to walk away from the deal for no reason. Twitter is kinda boned right now.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 18, 2022 08:19 AM (ZLI7S)

95 83 I think Musk can back out of the Twitter takeover, but at a cost. I thought I read it could be as much a $1B. But at that point the damage done to Twitter might have been worth it.

And that might have been the point of this all along.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 18, 2022 08:15 AM (BFigT)

Fraud trumps everything.

Posted by: CZ = FNG, Free Republic of Florida at May 18, 2022 08:19 AM (MkuC5)

96 I'm not sure what all his options are, though, and I saw something (just a headline, so it could be so much horse hockey) that said the Twitter board was going to "enforce the merger" and "force Musk to buy" or something like that.
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Having worked on lots of these I can take a guess what's going on, but it is only a guess. So, not hugely reliable.

Twitter stock, like the entire market is down pretty considerably since the deal was announced, and Musk wants to take advantage of the decline. Wants to pay less. Twitter has a well-known problem with Bot-accounts, and have for many quarters estimated that at 4% of their total users (it is an important number to advertisers, who want real users and not fake) but Musk says the actual number is considerably higher and might be as much as 20%. That supports his argument he should have to pay less for the company.

Since no other bidders have emerged, Musk is going to win a price break and Twitter is going to be forced to cut a new deal. The only question is, will Musk accept the new deal? He may have concluded Twitter isn't worth owning at all.

This is going to be interesting.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 18, 2022 08:19 AM (yh5oq)

97 @ Wolfus Aurelius:

I just posted a 4 post answer to you about Linux Mint and installation of same in Pixy's tech thread previous to this one. (Only had to make 4 posts because multiple URL's causes Pixy's spam filter to hiss, spit, and twirl.)

Posted by: Grumpy and Recalcitrant at May 18, 2022 08:20 AM (nRMeC)

98 Speaking of NY and redistricting, whatever happened to the at-risk Donkey Chompers seat? I guess she's safe after all. Sadly, we'll be stuck with her braying inanities as long as she wants to pollute the political landscape.

Posted by: Lady in Black at May 18, 2022 08:20 AM (sVtYq)

99 The Democrats may have lost Elon Musk, but they've picked up Miles Taylor.

https://twitter.com/MilesTaylorUSA/status /1526701781278986240

Miles Taylor? You know, the NYTimes "Anonymous" leaker? The "high administration official" who turned out to be, basically, a coffee-fetcher?

It's cute that he thinks he's somebody now.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 18, 2022 08:20 AM (OeBYn)

100 Good morning, J.J., Good morning horde.

Posted by: Inogame at May 18, 2022 08:21 AM (53oGX)

101 No link to FJB trying to restart Venezuela's oil industry to fill the void the Russian oil ban left?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 18, 2022 08:21 AM (bg3iC)

102 He has to pay them a billion if he backs out.

I don't know if that applies if he discovers fraud at Twitter. I don't think Twitter wants any sort of audit.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 08:14 AM (LvTSG)

If Twitter reneges on their part of the deal - say, by refusing to allow an in depth examination of their business and financial fundamentals - then he should be able to back out with no penalty. The $1 Billion is what it will cost to get out of the deal if there are no problems at all and he just wants to back out.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 18, 2022 08:22 AM (r46W7)

103 Incredibly, the Buffalo shooter is a Maddow-watching "left wing authoritarian" who happens to be anti-immigration. So, in the minds of the Propaganda Democrats, that makes him a Republican.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 18, 2022 07:52 AM (lNKY9)
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The Left knows they can rewrite history and their phony fact checkers will back them up. This is why Elon Musk buying Twitter scares them so much that they have to have their own Ministry of Truth.

Our side needs to have coordinated talking points about this and repeat it nonstop.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 18, 2022 08:22 AM (NpAcC)

104 ... With certain exceptions that don't apply here, that category of firearms is illegal in New York. Yet The New York Times reports that the shooter legally bought the rifle from a gun dealer in Endicott, New York. How is that possible?
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at May 18, 2022 08:12 AM (yikp0)
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It's in Broome County. Broome County is in southern NY state and like much of downstate NY, is a "purple" county with significant Republican influence. The county commission is majority Republican. The county went narrowly for Trump in 2016, but solidly for Biden in 2020. This reversal surely did not sit well with the significant Republican population in that mixed county.

It is most likely that the firearms dealer willingly violated the law out of a misplaced sense of constitutional duty in order to ensure that a fellow traveler had a means of "defense." White supremacism and other varieties of radical fascism are common in the Republican party and the back-and-forth nature of counties such as Broome make radicalization and violence more likely. The enemy within is just as dangerous as external threats.

Posted by: Press-employed political analyst at May 18, 2022 08:22 AM (DU+/6)

105 I don't think Musk should have to pay the $1 billion if he terminates the sale because Twitter falsely represented itself to the SEC.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 18, 2022 08:23 AM (bg3iC)

106 The interesting thing in Pennsylvania is that McCormick and all the other Republicans in the race all competed for the Trump endorsement, but somehow the Propagandists and NeverTrumpers want to conclude that, somehow, Oz not winning a clear and convincing victory is a sign of waning enthusiasm for MAGA policies and for Trump himself.

Dream on, assholes.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 18, 2022 08:24 AM (yh5oq)

107 But at that point the damage done to Twitter might have been worth it.

And that might have been the point of this all along.


I was wondering that myself. If Musk can say (with a high probability of being correct) that the bot problem is 4 - 5 times as bad as Twitter claimed - in public filings! - and that Twitter knew or should have known that fact, he basically just nuked Twitter from orbit.

First, there's the actual legal trouble (fraud on Federal filings will get you boned, hard).

Then there are all the corporate sponsors/advertisers who paid based on the fraudulent data, and you can bet they're going to sue to get their money back.

Then there are the stock holders whose stock will crater yet further and I *think* I've heard they can sue the board as a body at that point.

But I wasn't really sure what all the gobbledygook I was hearing meant.

Posted by: AllenG #Texit at May 18, 2022 08:25 AM (rM9us)

108 I know quite a few Idahoans now (we have an office there), and they're not nearly as conservative as all that. Personally, they actually tend a little left ("someone has to do something!" and "well, that's the price we pay for..."). Governmentally, they tend to be "meh, whatever as long as you leave me, personally, alone."
Posted by: AllenG #Texit at May 18, 2022 08:08 AM (rM9us)


I think that's true of most places. The populace has been conditioned to act like laboratory mice. The MSM runs a story and everyone squeaks, "Someone has to do something!" And then they go back to ignoring the situation...but the people they've just granted a bit more power don't. And the cycle repeats.

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

109 The School District of Philadelphia encouraged teachers to attend a conference on “kink,” “BDSM,” “trans sex,” and “masturbation sleeves.”

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My ever-loving G*d...what exactly has happened to the education industry!? It's a rhetorical question, but this is utter, absolute, sick madness. And it is growing exponentially countrywide, it seems. There isn't a miniscule fraction of me that doesn't wonder just what people in America prior to this degenerate era would've done had this been around in their day. This is a horror show, writ large. And these freaks are swarming America's children.

Posted by: Lady in Black at May 18, 2022 08:25 AM (sVtYq)

110 You'd think "hey, I have evidence that suggests that the bot problem at Twitter is 4x as bad as they claimed under oath" would trigger an audit. And wouldn't Musk have some ability to force an audit anyway during Due Diligence? (I've been at a company or three that has been bought, and I remember every single one of them having to open their books to 3rd party auditors as part of that process).
Posted by: AllenG #Texit at May 18, 2022 08:18 AM (rM9us)
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It should, but it won't. Twitter is Big Tech. Big Tech lies with impunity and everyone knows it. They go to Congress and lie under oath. The go to court and lie under oath. They routinely commit fraud. They don't care. They won't be punished. They're on Team State and are thus above the law.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 18, 2022 08:25 AM (DU+/6)

111 Miles Taylor? You know, the NYTimes "Anonymous" leaker? The "high administration official" who turned out to be, basically, a coffee-fetcher?

It's cute that he thinks he's somebody now.
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 18, 2022 08:20 AM (OeBYn)
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Fetching coffee and rolling up the corporate ramp into a position of influence worked for me.

Posted by: Brian Stelter at May 18, 2022 08:26 AM (DU+/6)

112 I fully expect the GOPe to mobilize against Mastriano.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 18, 2022 08:26 AM (bg3iC)

113 101 No link to FJB trying to restart Venezuela's oil industry to fill the void the Russian oil ban left?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 18, 2022 08:21 AM (bg3iC)

The Chinese already tried that and gave up. Biden may think it sounds like a good idea, but Venezuela's stooges in charge have so thoroughly wrecked their industry that it will take tens of billions of dollars and at least a decade of rebuilding before it could ever come back.

leftists like Biden, and Venezuela's idiots, think that oil production is just a matter of spinning a big valve somewhere on or off. Venezuela's answer was to start arresting everyone who didn't give them the Production they demanded, and suddenly, surprise! everyone who knew how to run anything left the country. And now illiterate 19 year olds with guns are trying to run highly technical installations, and they wonder why they keep catching fire and burning down. Must be foreign sabotage.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 18, 2022 08:27 AM (r46W7)

114 Like Laura Ingraham said last night on Jessie's show before the results came in for PA. Who ever wins the PA primary, whether it be Barnette, Oz or McCormick we must "UNITE and FIGHT."

Fetterman is a Bernie Sanders radical.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 18, 2022 08:27 AM (NpAcC)

115 I don't think Musk should have to pay the $1 billion if he terminates the sale because Twitter falsely represented itself to the SEC.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 18, 2022 08:23 AM (bg3iC)
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That clause will have been written to cover any and all reasons, including if Twitter is at fault. It is a big number but not in the grand scheme of things. The real issue is that, if he walks away and Twitter them collapses (a real possibility) he gets sued for the full amount of the failed acquisition. At the very least he will have years of problems and litigation, even if he eventually wins. That's why he will probably close the deal, but at a lesser price, assuming his financing doesn't collapse.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 18, 2022 08:27 AM (yh5oq)

116 Taylor had a high grade flouncing. And he will continue to flounce away every time the GOP disappoints him.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 18, 2022 08:28 AM (bg3iC)

117 110 It should, but it won't. Twitter is Big Tech. Big Tech lies with impunity and everyone knows it. They go to Congress and lie under oath. The go to court and lie under oath. They routinely commit fraud. They don't care. They won't be punished. They're on Team State and are thus above the law.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 18, 2022 08:25 AM (DU+/6)

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"Here's the proof that people shouldn't waste any money on online ads."
-Musk, throwing a wrench into everything

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 08:28 AM (LvTSG)

118 Biden Releases 118,000 Border Crossers into U.S. in April, Exceeding Population of His Hometown

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Only because that's as fast as they can get them processed. Face it, millions will be crawling all over America, here to stay forever, for as long as this sh*tbag is in office.

Posted by: Lady in Black at May 18, 2022 08:28 AM (sVtYq)

119 I wonder if Barnette will go ahead and support the nominee, now that she has lost?

Posted by: kraken at May 18, 2022 08:28 AM (Vr12I)

120 Good points about Penn Senate race, JJ. Said before, I wish Barnette were in Idaho or a deep red state. Sho was not electable in Penn. Better to have Oz, who could at least organize a GOP Senate, than commie Fetterman

Posted by: Jonah at May 18, 2022 08:28 AM (WY8d2)

121 114 Like Laura Ingraham said last night on Jessie's show before the results came in for PA. Who ever wins the PA primary, whether it be Barnette, Oz or McCormick we must "UNITE and FIGHT."

Fetterman is a Bernie Sanders radical.
Posted by: redridinghood at May 18, 2022 08:27 AM (NpAcC)

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Go Team Red! Defeat Team Blue!

(not a criticism, just an observation and truism that I wish more people would remember)

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 08:29 AM (LvTSG)

122 The left absolutely is trying to replace white people with brown people. It's nakedly racial, like all Dem policies that intersect with race in any way. When they rail about implicit bias, white supremacy etc., you should believe them, because they mean it.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 18, 2022 08:29 AM (KFhLj)

123 "Here's the proof that people shouldn't waste any money on online ads."
-Musk, throwing a wrench into everything


Not the hero we want, but the hero we need.

Posted by: AllenG #Texit at May 18, 2022 08:29 AM (rM9us)

124 (I've been at a company or three that has been bought, and I remember every single one of them having to open their books to 3rd party auditors as part of that process).
Posted by: AllenG #Texit at May 18, 2022 08:18 AM (rM9us)

You always hire a third party to test revenues and provide a "Fairness" evaluation. Twitter cannot avoid this unless they turn down Musk's offer, and to do so would cause shareholder suits - they're screwed.

Posted by: Boswell at May 18, 2022 08:29 AM (5iUNf)

125 119. Her career is over if she does not.

Posted by: Jonah at May 18, 2022 08:29 AM (WY8d2)

126 Newsmax saying it may take three weeks to count and certify PA races due to uncounted mail in ballots?
Posted by: Jen the original at May 18, 2022 08:08 AM (kYAdq)


I wonder how long it takes India to count ballots.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at May 18, 2022 08:29 AM (uvymP)

127 Regarding Cawthorn a poster on Pixys thread who lives in Cawthorns district gave a list of the juvenile or illegal acts committed by Cawthorn during the two years of his term and his replacement voted in last night is a major upgrade. Trump dropped the ball on Cawthorn. He needs to vet his endorsements better. His endorsement will get attention from MAGA crowd but they will make up their own mind.

Posted by: Jen the original at May 18, 2022 08:29 AM (kYAdq)

128 Who ever wins the PA primary, whether it be Barnette, Oz or McCormick we must "UNITE and FIGHT."

Fetterman is a Bernie Sanders radical.
Posted by: redridinghood


Fuck off. Everyone knew what FJB was, but the GOPe refused to unite behind trump.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 18, 2022 08:30 AM (bg3iC)

129 Not only will Musk NOT have to pay the termination fee if he backs out because it is shown that twitter overstated their users, but twitter will face criminal charges for security fraud.

Either Musk takes over twitter for a lower, more accurate price, or twitter is finished.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at May 18, 2022 08:30 AM (5kI0z)

130 Friends were saying this Sushequa polling is the best in Penn. They were awful on this race

Posted by: Jonah at May 18, 2022 08:30 AM (WY8d2)

131 "Aerojet Rocketdyne" is a pretty cool company name. Sounds very George Jetson-ish.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 18, 2022 08:12 AM (lNKY9)

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The new Oldsmobile

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at May 18, 2022 08:30 AM (flINI)

132 Musk has indicated that he will be voting Republican in November. I guess he's voting in Texas?!?

Posted by: redridinghood at May 18, 2022 08:30 AM (NpAcC)

133 "The tunnel, discovered last week, was the length of six football fields and connected Tijuana to a San Diego warehouse

I like the fact that someone was able to build this reinforced tunnel and no one knew or cared about all of the construction.

There are a lot of HOAs where if a person leaves a shovel out in the yard overnight, the busybodies would be activating the HOA's lawyers to start seizing property.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 18, 2022 08:30 AM (AHeqJ)

134 ... First, there's the actual legal trouble (fraud on Federal filings will get you boned, hard).

Then there are all the corporate sponsors/advertisers who paid based on the fraudulent data, and you can bet they're going to sue to get their money back. ...
Posted by: AllenG #Texit at May 18, 2022 08:25 AM (rM9us)
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The first doesn't matter. There will be no legal reprisals for Twitter. They're in the club and are protected. They can lie and commit fraud they like with no risk of state sanction.

The second, however, is potentially a big deal. They may do everything in their power - including just refusing to permit auditing and blowing the deal and damn the consequences - to prevent that from coming out. Not only will it be ruinous from a revenue standpoint, it will spread like wildfire. If Twitter has a bot problem in the neighborhood of 20% or worse, what's the bot problem look like at Facebook? YouTube? AdSense? Web advertisers already hate bots and are very suspicious. Confirmation on the scale of the problem will probably cause ad revenues to crater, and large chunks of big tech are essentially ad companies.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 18, 2022 08:31 AM (DU+/6)

135 129. Sadly a lot of right wing pundits still use twitter. Jack Posbiec etc... Money where mouth is

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

136 120 Good points about Penn Senate race, JJ. Said before, I wish Barnette were in Idaho or a deep red state. Sho was not electable in Penn. Better to have Oz, who could at least organize a GOP Senate, than commie Fetterman
Posted by: Jonah at May 18, 2022 08:28 AM (WY8d2)

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I think if she had gotten exposure more than two weeks before the primary, she might have had a better shot. As it was, she was a flash in the pan that shot up towards the end of a contentious primary, pitting everyone already invested against her. I guess she picked up most of the "neither of these guys" people, which is almost never enough on its own.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 08:31 AM (LvTSG)

137 twitter will face criminal charges for security fraud.

From who? The FBI and DOJ for which Twitter is a megaphone?

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 18, 2022 08:32 AM (KFhLj)

138 Very righteous rant. J.J You ought to write for a living. 😉..I don't watch Tucker Carlson-not having a working tv- but I occasionally see clips of his. And he is absolutely correct that this visit to Buffalo by Biden was intended to be divisive so that Republicans/white supremacists could be blamed for blacks being killed. Biden didn't make a "deeply empathetic " visit when the Syrian refugee killed ten at a supermarket in Colorado two years ago because the perp couldn't be fingered as a white supremacist and most of the victims weren't black.



and the victims weren't mostly black.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 18, 2022 08:32 AM (Qn/oO)

139 Cognitive development disorders in children caused by lockdowns and masks explode.

Do these people not know that they are doomed for HELL. Jesus himself said do not mislead the little children.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 18, 2022 08:32 AM (yrol0)

140 Someone in the ONT mentioned Carl Cameron, and how he has become a far-left shill since his time at Fox News. Another leftist who masqueraded as "conservative" for year; looked him up and found some interesting background. Apparently he and Shep Smith were "romantically involved", and also Fox said that for years it put up with Cameron's drug and alcohol addictions and tried to help him manage his problems.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 18, 2022 08:32 AM (r46W7)

141 >>It should, but it won't. Twitter is Big Tech. Big Tech lies with impunity and everyone knows it. They go to Congress and lie under oath. The go to court and lie under oath. They routinely commit fraud. They don't care. They won't be punished. They're on Team State and are thus above the law.

I wonder how Twitter's largest institutional shareholders will react? Vanguard, Morgan Stanley, State Street, could sue for fraud. It's not their money they invested in Twitter, it's their investors money and they have a fiduciary responsibility to them.

Hell, Musk himself could sue Twitter for fraud.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 18, 2022 08:32 AM (ZLI7S)

142 Lummis should have said what Sefton would have said. Transsexualism is mental illness and sure as hell is pure evil when children are told to explore their transsexual inner self.

NO one who wants to win is going to look good winning when the controlling media narrative is on the other side.

So our warriors are going to look 'ugly' if they want to win; if they fight to win.

Let the 'ugliness' commence. It's War time for sure now.

Posted by: Voter theater. at May 18, 2022 08:32 AM (FCPbW)

143 Sorry for the double line. I hate posting from my phone.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 18, 2022 08:32 AM (Qn/oO)

144 Rosa Delauro is Fetterman's mom

Posted by: REDACTED at May 18, 2022 08:33 AM (us2H3)

145 Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 18, 2022 08:27 AM (yh5oq)

Very interesting insights. Thx. Plus Musk still owns 9% of the stock so if he abandons the deal prompting a collapse in value of twitter he too risks a massive loss. It’s not just the earnest money.

Posted by: 7man at May 18, 2022 08:33 AM (qwO6y)

146 soo ... yeah

anyway Kathy is not helping herself today by not conceding tho, yeah?

also I wish PA had a runoff option. that Senate primary is Example 1 of why we need one.

Posted by: Black Orchid at May 18, 2022 08:33 AM (w0NJk)

147 Cawthorn had an expired driver's license, therefor I could not support him and instead voted for the fellow that will send $50 billion to Ukraine, censor the internet, fund Planned Parenthood, and print 3 trillion new stimulus dollars.

Seems logical.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 18, 2022 08:33 AM (Ryaf0)

148 J.J., there's an echo in the "Education..." section.

Posted by: creeper at May 18, 2022 08:33 AM (cTCuP)

149 The thing about the Democrat NY congressional map is that Democrats got greedy. If they had killed 2-3 Republican seats, the map would have passed. Killing 5-6 was just too much even for the leftists on the NY Court.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 18, 2022 08:33 AM (OeBYn)

150 144 Rosa Delauro is Fetterman's mom


wait is that true?!!

lol I mean she COULD be his mom visually

Posted by: Black Orchid at May 18, 2022 08:34 AM (w0NJk)

151 Adelante!

U.S. Soccer Federation reaches landmark agreements to equalize men's and women's pay for the first time.

... by hatchet, axe, and saw.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at May 18, 2022 08:34 AM (yikp0)

152 Go Team Red! Defeat Team Blue!

(not a criticism, just an observation and truism that I wish more people would remember)
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 08:29 AM (LvTSG)

Someone over at Free Republic aptly quoted George Washingtons lament that the act of having political parties will, over time, cause elected officials to choose party over the citizens they are really supposed to serve, subverting the people's will and substituting it with loyalty to something that is only beholden to itself.

Posted by: Boswell at May 18, 2022 08:34 AM (5iUNf)

153 I understand what many think on Oz or Mccormick of being Mittens 2.

Penn is no alabama. One good thing about Oz, is mane ID. Bad or not, that could be a free 100 million in ad spending

Posted by: Jonah at May 18, 2022 08:34 AM (WY8d2)

154 Ah...Invasion of the Body Snatchers, the 70s version, where the 60s-era Boomers were afraid that everyone was going to become establishment and sell out.

A new remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers would work really well with wokeism.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 08:34 AM (LvTSG)

155 They may do everything in their power - including just refusing to permit auditing and blowing the deal and damn the consequences - to prevent that from coming out.

That seems a bit pyrrhic to me. "We're so afraid of an audit that we'll torpedo a sale over the allegation that our audit will show something different than what we've disclosed" is pretty much screaming from the rooftops "Our bots are WAY, WAY more than 5%!" No?

One wonders if the bot problem is even worse than Musk suggests, to the point that it really would wipe out Twitter if anyone knew.

One also wonders if Twitter operates some of those bots.

Posted by: AllenG #Texit at May 18, 2022 08:34 AM (rM9us)

156 RE: Walmart stocks diving

As people no longer have disposable income, they are going to focus only on the ESSENTIALS (food, utilities, gas, etc.). People will learn to get by without cheap Chinese-made knick-knacks. If you don't absolutely need it, don't buy it.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 18, 2022 08:13 AM


Add in the fact the the government is no longer paying people more money than they ever had to stay at home because of covid. My bartenders were making huge $$$ in unemployment for the 8 months we were shut down. Maxxed out on State money and then the federal government was kicking in $400 a week. They were pulling in close to $900 a week just for sitting at home doing nothing. Now that money has run out for them and for walmart.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at May 18, 2022 08:34 AM (bVYXr)

157 This bot issue is not cut and dried, so "fraud" is all but off the table. It's all a matter of interpretation. Twitter has their view and advertisers have theirs. Musk will have his.

Again, I am not close to this particular deal but I have worked on many such other transactions, and I would let it play out. Unless Musk truly wants to walk away (and that would probably not happen, due to the aggravation he would be buying with that decision), I would guess this is a high-stakes price negotiation and each side is arguing their justifications. That's probably all it is, so let the argument rage. One day they will announce Kumbaya (and a lower price), unless Twitter can find another buyer.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 18, 2022 08:34 AM (kV7fr)

158 I was only 36 off my guess.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 18, 2022 08:35 AM (Xk7lk)

159 152 Someone over at Free Republic aptly quoted George Washingtons lament that the act of having political parties will, over time, cause elected officials to choose party over the citizens they are really supposed to serve, subverting the people's will and substituting it with loyalty to something that is only beholden to itself.
Posted by: Boswell at May 18, 2022 08:34 AM (5iUNf)

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True, and the federal government was designed on the idea that political parties wouldn't exist.

And yet...here we are. They always pop up and form because it's an easy organizing tool. Best to plan for them than pretend that they won't exist this time.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 08:35 AM (LvTSG)

160 I wonder how Twitter's largest institutional shareholders will react? Vanguard, Morgan Stanley, State Street, could sue for fraud. It's not their money they invested in Twitter, it's their investors money and they have a fiduciary responsibility to them.

Hell, Musk himself could sue Twitter for fraud.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 18, 2022 08:32 AM (ZLI7S)
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Civil liability is a possibility, but the big institutional investors will likely get phone calls from their Boards telling them to just let this one go. Major institutional investors sitting out of litigation will itself have a chilling effect. But civil liability is a risk, as is the renegotiation of ad rates. The latter is the real killer.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 18, 2022 08:35 AM (DU+/6)

161 149. and the worthless RINO scum in Illinois, did not even fight the Gerrymander here in Court.

Posted by: Jonah at May 18, 2022 08:36 AM (WY8d2)

162 Let's be honest, Cawthorn got beat because he was pushing an America First policy and went on a podcast and revealed particulars on the depravity of Washington D.C. and how legislators make money in the stock market by investing prior to major appropriation bills.

He was noisy, and while the axiom is "the squeaky wheel gets the grease", in Washington D.C. it's more appropriately "the squeaky wheel is the first one replaced."

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 18, 2022 08:36 AM (Ryaf0)

163 And that might have been the point of this all along.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 18, 2022 08:15 AM (BFigT)
~~~~~

Along those lines, I posted this earlier:

Maybe Elon's only real interest in Twitter was to expose it for the (IC) fraud that it is.
Posted by: IrishEi at May 18, 2022 07:32 AM (VhE0u)

Posted by: IrishEi at May 18, 2022 08:36 AM (VhE0u)

164 Not only will Musk NOT have to pay the termination fee if he backs out because it is shown that twitter overstated their users, but twitter will face criminal charges for security fraud.

Wake up Rip Van Winkle!
The new fortified SEC, FTC and the DoC sees Twitter as The Victim™ and Musk as the aggressor. The SEC already is attacking Musk. Twitter can have 90% of its accounts as 'bots and the CIA/NSA backed institution would receive no legal challenges ever. No judge would even entertain a share holder lawsuit.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 18, 2022 08:36 AM (AHeqJ)

165 149 The thing about the Democrat NY congressional map is that Democrats got greedy. If they had killed 2-3 Republican seats, the map would have passed. Killing 5-6 was just too much even for the leftists on the NY Court.
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 18, 2022 08:33 AM (OeBYn)

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They outright violated the NY state constitution to make the map. I mean...it was bad.

And now, it's not just that Republicans got a better map, it's that Democrats will have to actively defend at least 10 seats in New York state, one of the most expensive media markets in the nation.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 08:36 AM (LvTSG)

166 Hell, Musk himself could sue Twitter for fraud.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 18, 2022 08:32 AM


Pretty sure that's the plan and he would win. If there are more than 5% bots on twitter he would have a slam dunk winning lawsuit against twatter.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at May 18, 2022 08:36 AM (bVYXr)

167 A couple days ago, a few of us layabouts were talking about the border. Brought up was what would happen if a large group of the invaders just walked in and took over a small town. I mean, kick people out of their homes and businesses, seize personal property. What would the reaction of the DC Junta be? Think Columbus, NM and Pancho Villa.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 18, 2022 08:37 AM (lz5hY)

168 One wonders if the bot problem is even worse than Musk suggests, to the point that it really would wipe out Twitter if anyone knew.

One also wonders if Twitter operates some of those bots.
Posted by: AllenG #Texit at May 18, 2022 08:34 AM (rM9us)

Sir, are you suggesting that Twitter itself might have realized that it could double its reported revenue by setting up a huge number of fake "users" and then using their existence to juice all their ad rates? Why sir, that is an unconscionable slur on the Good Name of Twitter! Unthinkable!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 18, 2022 08:38 AM (r46W7)

169 Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 18, 2022 08:30 AM (bg3iC)
******
I, like ace and others in the Horde supported Cruz early in 2016, but when Trump won the primary I got behind him. I worried that he might govern as a liberal, but I still got behind him and supported him wholeheartedly.

Laura Ingraham was one of Trump's early supporters.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 18, 2022 08:38 AM (NpAcC)

170 That seems a bit pyrrhic to me. "We're so afraid of an audit that we'll torpedo a sale over the allegation that our audit will show something different than what we've disclosed" is pretty much screaming from the rooftops "Our bots are WAY, WAY more than 5%!" No?

One wonders if the bot problem is even worse than Musk suggests, to the point that it really would wipe out Twitter if anyone knew.

One also wonders if Twitter operates some of those bots.
Posted by: AllenG #Texit at May 18, 2022 08:34 AM (rM9us)
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It would by Pyrrhic for Twitter, but it's bigger than Twitter. Would they sacrifice Twitter to prevent quantifying the bot problem because that would spread like cancer to other major platforms? I don't know. I think it's possible. It's more likely that this is Musk negotiating a big discount, but time will of course tell. I think that quantifying the bot problem publicly would have serious negative consequences on the rest of Big Tech, and that is a team known for playing hardball.

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

171 Rosa Delauro is Fetterman's mom

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That thing procreated??

Posted by: Lady in Black at May 18, 2022 08:38 AM (sVtYq)

172 168 Sir, are you suggesting that Twitter itself might have realized that it could double its reported revenue by setting up a huge number of fake "users" and then using their existence to juice all their ad rates? Why sir, that is an unconscionable slur on the Good Name of Twitter! Unthinkable!!
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 18, 2022 08:38 AM (r46W7)

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I want it to come out that the community with the highest number of real users is the Twitter knitting community, and it dwarfs the political Twitter set by tenfold.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 08:39 AM (LvTSG)

173 My take on the PA race, FWIW.

Without the Trump endorsement, McCormack would have won this primary. He might still win it on the recount.

Oz support at the end came from Bucks and Delaware counties. Those are areas that must be won to win the general. I was a little surprised, I expected McCormack to win those counties.

While I think Barette would have been my choice in a race where there are no good candidates, she is unpolished and would have an uphill battle in the general. She has a significant staffing and financial deficit to fill to move on to November.

This does not mean I like Oz, at this point I might prefer McCormack as a known quantity. But the Trump endorsement is what changed the direction of the race.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 18, 2022 08:40 AM (0BIgw)

174 Diversity ALWAYS means less white people. Less jobs, academic admissions, advancement , career opportunities etc.... But Replacement Theory is a paranoia?


BS. Diversity programs are replacement theory being applied. I'm amazed so few have noticed.

Posted by: Ripley at May 18, 2022 08:40 AM (MxEKc)

175 167 A couple days ago, a few of us layabouts were talking about the border. Brought up was what would happen if a large group of the invaders just walked in and took over a small town. I mean, kick people out of their homes and businesses, seize personal property. What would the reaction of the DC Junta be? Think Columbus, NM and Pancho Villa.
Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 18, 2022 08:37 AM (lz5hY)

Suppression of the news or news conference talking about how they're doing all they can and closely monitoring and then doing nothing to resolve the issue.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at May 18, 2022 08:40 AM (b2nrj)

176 Now that money has run out for them and for walmart.

Yep. Even out here in Free Market Jesus Land (where did that phrase come from? Some editorial where someone was trying to make fun of rural Southern folk, but I don't remember more than that), there's been an up-tick in people seeking employment. People who were quite happy to take my money via Uncle Sam and The Great State of Texas (though we weren't as bad as some) who now see the faucet has quit pouring.

IF the government just stepped away and let things sort themselves out (HA! I made a funny.), that would be painful short term, but good long term.

Posted by: AllenG #Texit at May 18, 2022 08:40 AM (rM9us)

177 150 144 Rosa Delauro is Fetterman's mom


wait is that true?!!

lol I mean she COULD be his mom visually
Posted by: Black Orchid at May 18, 2022 08:34 AM (w0NJk)

actually, Fetterman's mom is L'Rell

Posted by: REDACTED at May 18, 2022 08:41 AM (us2H3)

178 174 Diversity ALWAYS means less white people. Less jobs, academic admissions, advancement , career opportunities etc.... But Replacement Theory is a paranoia?


BS. Diversity programs are replacement theory being applied. I'm amazed so few have noticed.
Posted by: Ripley at May 18, 2022 08:40 AM (MxEKc)

It can also mean less Asians. Who are also white sometimes.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at May 18, 2022 08:41 AM (b2nrj)

179 176 IF the government just stepped away and let things sort themselves out (HA! I made a funny.), that would be painful short term, but good long term.
Posted by: AllenG #Texit at May 18, 2022 08:40 AM (rM9us)

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Like letting "too big to fail" fail in 2008? Probably would have been better off if we had allowed it, in the end.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 08:41 AM (LvTSG)

180 Twitter can have 90% of its accounts as 'bots and the CIA/NSA backed institution would receive no legal challenges ever. No judge would even entertain a share holder lawsuit.

Posted by: Reuben Hick


When Vanguard and their like start talking, the SEC listens. This is too much money and too much fraud for them to hide. It also will reach to Goolag and the others. There is a huge amount of fraud in online advertising, and I believe this deal is going to expose it.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at May 18, 2022 08:41 AM (5kI0z)

181 >>Civil liability is a possibility, but the big institutional investors will likely get phone calls from their Boards telling them to just let this one go. Major institutional investors sitting out of litigation will itself have a chilling effect. But civil liability is a risk, as is the renegotiation of ad rates. The latter is the real killer.

We'll see. I'm not as sure company's that make their money based on their market knowledge and financial expertise are going to want to tell their investors "Hey, sorry we lost money for you but our woke politics matter more than your investment."

Musk has been pretty clear over the last couple days that unless Twitter produces the data on the real number of users versus bots their is no deal. He even tweeted a shit emoji to the Twitter CEO in response to one of his tweets about Twitters integrity.

In any case Musk has already done serious damage to Twitter which is nice.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 18, 2022 08:41 AM (ZLI7S)

182 But civil liability is a risk, as is the renegotiation of ad rates. The latter is the real killer.

The counter argument could be that all social media is plagued by 'bot inflation, so the ad rates in a relative measure against other platforms is still competitive.

If anything, it might alter marketing such that companies profess a better 'bot rejection algorithm than others.

CEO of Twitter was claiming a half-million per day rejection rate.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 18, 2022 08:42 AM (AHeqJ)

183 I had not sceme a photo of this Fetterman before yesterday. Just - wow! Sometimes what lies underneath a person cannot be hidden. I would not vote for him based on appearance alone. Pritzker in Illinois is another one.

Posted by: kraken at May 18, 2022 08:42 AM (Vr12I)

184 Wake up Rip Van Winkle!
The new fortified SEC, FTC and the DoC sees Twitter as The Victim™ and Musk as the aggressor. The SEC already is attacking Musk. Twitter can have 90% of its accounts as 'bots and the CIA/NSA backed institution would receive no legal challenges ever. No judge would even entertain a share holder lawsuit.

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This is how I see it too. Twatter is a big benefit for the Left. They run it. They promote their stuff. They condemn anything outside their stuff. Think these deeply corrupt and very left bureaucracies will actually follow the law with regard to that powerful megaphone for themselves? I highly doubt it.

Posted by: Lady in Black at May 18, 2022 08:42 AM (sVtYq)

185 156. Well said. Tell everybody out there, that you need a emergency fund, that is cash. Not a portfolio.

The real ghouls are the credit card banks. so many people paid for rent and groceries etc.. during Covid, are now in panic. Neighbor lost his job when covid hit, and used plastic to live. Now has to take a second mortgage to pay off 30k in cc debt. He is miserable

Posted by: Jonah at May 18, 2022 08:42 AM (WY8d2)

186 ok

off to work

WTF ending my 3rd retirement today!

BEatings will continue until moral improves!!

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 18, 2022 08:42 AM (yrol0)

187 The link saying harvesting blood, skin and body parts from young people to preserve the old is horrible news. All over China farms will develop to service the elites requirements for such stuff. Our lives are assuming a 1960's science fiction like theme.

What a world we are leaving to the coming generations....

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 18, 2022 08:42 AM (kV7fr)

188 147. Cawthorne had a lot more issues than an expired drivers license. He was caught twice by TSA trying to bring a gun onto an airline. He arranged to switch districts and run for the seat and when redistricting meant he would lose he jumped back to his original district. He was consistently unavailable to his constituents. This is outside of all the gross photos of his adolescent behavior. People wanted an adult representative not a frat brother.

Posted by: Jen the original at May 18, 2022 08:42 AM (kYAdq)

189 Alright, y'all. Time to work at work.

Catch you later.

Posted by: AllenG #Texit at May 18, 2022 08:43 AM (rM9us)

190 What would the reaction of the DC Junta be? Think Columbus, NM and Pancho Villa.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 18, 2022 08:37 AM (lz5hY)



Another glowie staged white supremacy shooting, complete with manifesto stating that the shooter hated illegal immigrants.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 18, 2022 08:43 AM (Ryaf0)

191 "Civil liability is a possibility, but the big institutional investors will likely get phone calls from their Boards telling them to just let this one go."

They will face potential suits from shareholders if they ignore it. The SEC is already receiving complaints. Their 10k and other filings may have been misleading.

They can't disappear this issue.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 18, 2022 08:43 AM (VpIIl)

192 Without the Trump endorsement, McCormack would have won this primary. He might still win it on the recount.


it's not so much recount (which I don't see favoring McCormick at all) as the mail ins which of course take like two months to count here for some reason now

the mailins will be mostly Dem, so not sure if there are enough R ballots there to really close the gap for Dave. I guess we'll see ... eventually.

other than that your analysis is good. I would say Dave M was very NOT visible around SE PA and that is why Oz did better in Delco/Bucks. He has been out and about with major R donors and businesspeople - McCormick not at all. Very under the radar, that guy. my impression is he felt he didn't need us rubes b/c he has McConnell and Pompeo et al backing him. whereas Oz really did try to kiss up to the "right people" around here. FWIW.

Posted by: Black Orchid at May 18, 2022 08:43 AM (w0NJk)

193 Oz is a freak but McCormick is married to a Bushie

Posted by: REDACTED at May 18, 2022 08:44 AM (us2H3)

194 That thing procreated??
Posted by: Lady in Black
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Explains why he looks like Shrek.

Posted by: SMH at God's grace at May 18, 2022 08:44 AM (EuFDw)

195 Carl Cameron

"Campaign Carl" they called him. The drug-addled perv was FAUX's "election expert" for a lot of years.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 18, 2022 08:44 AM (HsAzN)

196 Civil liability. So from 1 to 4 years in a federal district court, depending. Followed by 1 1/2 years at an appellate court. And that's assuming there aren't intervening appeals at the dismissal and summary judgment stage. Meanwhile, all institutional investors sit it out because they've already chosen a side. And every government official from the DMV to blue state AGs give Musk the Joe the Plumber treatment. It could happen. But you probably don't need to start chilling any champaign until sometime in the late 2020, assuming the system finally works.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 18, 2022 08:44 AM (KFhLj)

197 People wanted an adult representative not a frat brother.

Posted by: Jen the original at May 18, 2022 08:42 AM (kYAdq)



The people will get exactly what they voted for.

Good and hard.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 18, 2022 08:45 AM (Ryaf0)

198 147. Cawthorne had a lot more issues than an expired drivers license. He was caught twice by TSA trying to bring a gun onto an airline. He arranged to switch districts and run for the seat and when redistricting meant he would lose he jumped back to his original district. He was consistently unavailable to his constituents. This is outside of all the gross photos of his adolescent behavior. People wanted an adult representative not a frat brother.
Posted by: Jen the original at May 18, 2022 08:42 AM (kYAdq)
*********
His immaturity became cringey. He's a good guy but he needs some growing up to do..

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

199 I don't think Musk should have to pay the $1 billion if he terminates the sale because Twitter falsely represented itself to the SEC.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 18, 2022 08:23 AM (bg3iC)

You thoughts are correct and Musk will NOT pay anything --though he may end up being a witness in a civil (or criminal ) fraud case for the ages if the Twitter bot count is as high as suspected. Wildly juicing your customer count is a no-no, with legal repercussions, in a business transaction as substantial as the Musk offer. .
In some ways you could suspect that Musk knew exactly what he was doing and what would happen.
Twitter execs and board have their legal liable asses hanging out .Bigly.

Posted by: Voter theater. at May 18, 2022 08:45 AM (FCPbW)

200 Morning.
More coffee.

Posted by: dantesed at May 18, 2022 08:46 AM (88xKn)

201 Sorry. 2020 broke me. I will never vote for a shitty GOP candidate to prevent a dem from taking office. The GOP must be destroyed, and continuing to play 2008 political ball is not a winning strategy.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 18, 2022 08:46 AM (bg3iC)

202 Carl Cameron

"Campaign Carl" they called him. The drug-addled perv was FAUX's "election expert" for a lot of years.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 18, 2022 08:44 AM (HsAzN)

***

I always thought that homo was worthless...

Posted by: Fat, Sweaty Chris Stirewalt at May 18, 2022 08:46 AM (flINI)

203 Like letting "too big to fail" fail in 2008? Probably would have been better off if we had allowed it, in the end.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 08:41 AM (LvTSG)


ace told those of us who thought that in 2008 that we were insane and wanted millions to die.

Posted by: blaster at May 18, 2022 08:46 AM (9otr5)

204 Diversity is the democrat code word for replacement theory.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at May 18, 2022 08:46 AM (5kI0z)

205 They outright violated the NY state constitution to make the map. I mean...it was bad.

And now, it's not just that Republicans got a better map, it's that Democrats will have to actively defend at least 10 seats in New York state, one of the most expensive media markets in the nation.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 08:36 AM (LvTSG)


I doubt the special master's maps will survive an appeal to the Court of Appeals. remember, the vast majority of judges on that court are democrats. And the special master's congressional map is about the worst map possible for democrats. there are plenty of things the Court can hang it's hat on to rule the special master's maps unconstitutional (state constitution), such as "cracking" minorities or dividing up core districts, etc.

I think the special master went too far going the other way from the legislature's map, giving a partisan court the opportunity to say his maps are no good and re-institute the legislative maps.

Posted by: Mehive at May 18, 2022 08:46 AM (ky+MF)

206 Ruh roh...

Kim Jong un accuses officials of 'slackness' in their early handling of the C-19 outbreak.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at May 18, 2022 08:46 AM (yikp0)

207 191 "Civil liability is a possibility, but the big institutional investors will likely get phone calls from their Boards telling them to just let this one go."

They will face potential suits from shareholders if they ignore it. The SEC is already receiving complaints. Their 10k and other filings may have been misleading.

They can't disappear this issue.
Posted by: Marcus T at May 18, 2022 08:43 AM (VpIIl)

SOX violations.

Would be nice to see the monkeys forced to eat their own poo.

Posted by: CZ = FNG, Free Republic of Florida at May 18, 2022 08:47 AM (MkuC5)

208 198 Peter Pan syndrome. He doesn't want to really grow up.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 18, 2022 08:47 AM (lz5hY)

209 "It can also mean less Asians. Who are also white sometimes."

??????

Posted by: George Zimmerman at May 18, 2022 08:47 AM (1n+EO)

210 "The thing about the Democrat NY congressional map is that Democrats got greedy. If they had killed 2-3 Republican seats, the map would have passed. Killing 5-6 was just too much even for the leftists on the NY Court. "

The main issue is they directly violated the state constitution. The redistricting process was put to the voters and it passed overwhelmingly. It was codified into the state constitution, and Democrats simply ignored it. It was a blatant violation of the constitution, but going through the legal process would not have yielded Democrats what they wanted.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 18, 2022 08:47 AM (VpIIl)

211 201 Sorry. 2020 broke me. I will never vote for a shitty GOP candidate to prevent a dem from taking office. The GOP must be destroyed, and continuing to play 2008 political ball is not a winning strategy.


it will be ok CAT

no worries

but you have to vote against Fetterman. PLEASE. he is a monster. don't worry about Governor. we can't beat Shapiro.

Posted by: Black Orchid at May 18, 2022 08:47 AM (w0NJk)

212 the wave from the Poseidon adventure is forming against the Dems, and Leslie Neilsen is playing Joe Biden.

If the GOP in Penn cannot win the Gov and the Senate race in these conditions. The F it

Posted by: Jonah at May 18, 2022 08:47 AM (WY8d2)

213 I used the First Year of Our Covid to pay off all my outstanding credit down to zero, which shot my credit score into the stratosphere. I hired a lovely and talented financial guru (no kidding, she was supermodel hawt!) who did a bang-up job.

I did all that because I had a bad feeling about what would happen if I didn't.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 18, 2022 08:47 AM (HsAzN)

214 We'll see. I'm not as sure company's that make their money based on their market knowledge and financial expertise are going to want to tell their investors "Hey, sorry we lost money for you but our woke politics matter more than your investment." ...
Posted by: JackStraw at May 18, 2022 08:41 AM (ZLI7S)
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Boards of directors at all levels have been saying "our woke politics matter more than your investment" for *years.* The only difference in this case - and I think it's a valid point - is that this is the pure money game and the regulators and lawyers might be bound by self-preservation to act.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 18, 2022 08:48 AM (DU+/6)

215
It appears that 2/3rds of PA (R) voters did not vote for Oz. Helluva mandate.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 18, 2022 08:48 AM (dQvv7)

216 Who is Fetterman?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 18, 2022 08:48 AM (kSKcy)

217 My take on the PA race, FWIW. I never thought the Republicans had a chance of holding this senate seat. Pennsylvania Democrats had the best voter fraud operation in 2020, and they will run it again.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 18, 2022 08:48 AM (OeBYn)

218 212 the wave from the Poseidon adventure is forming against the Dems, and Leslie Neilsen is playing Joe Biden.

If the GOP in Penn cannot win the Gov and the Senate race in these conditions. The F it
Posted by: Jonah at May 18, 2022 08:47 AM (WY8d2)

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Forbidden Planet Leslie Nielsen or Naked Gun Leslie Nielsen?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 08:48 AM (LvTSG)

219 This does not mean I like Oz, at this point I might prefer McCormack as a known quantity. But the Trump endorsement is what changed the direction of the race.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 18, 2022 08:40 AM (0BIgw)
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Your view is probably the rational and practical view most voters will have to come to accept.

When McCormack got McConnell's support that really changed the race for me, and considerably upped his negatives. Since then, McCormick has done all he could to prove his loyalty to the nationalist cause and I hope he is sincere in that, should he win. While I don't vote in Pennsylvania I am ever-hopeful it turns strongly red, the Philadelphia area counties notwithstanding.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 18, 2022 08:49 AM (Yb6t7)

220 It appears that 2/3rds of PA (R) voters did not vote for Oz. Helluva mandate.


again, I wish we had the runoff thing here

Posted by: Black Orchid at May 18, 2022 08:49 AM (w0NJk)

221 175 167 A couple days ago, a few of us layabouts were talking about the border. Brought up was what would happen if a large group of the invaders just walked in and took over a small town. I mean, kick people out of their homes and businesses, seize personal property. What would the reaction of the DC Junta be? Think Columbus, NM and Pancho Villa.
Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 18, 2022 08:37 AM (lz5hY)
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I liken the open borders thingy to Viking invasion of Western Europe. Back in the day the Dutch/Portugese could swing by North Africa and buy slaves and transport to their home country and average a 600% return. The Vikings saw that and just decided to go get free slaves and enjoy a 1,200% return on investment. Then they realized they could colonize the peoples they were selling slaves to. This is where our elite are right now.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 18, 2022 08:49 AM (Fbj1q)

222 Twitter execs and board have their legal liable asses hanging out .Bigly.
Posted by: Voter theater. at May 18, 2022 08:45 AM (FCPbW)


A lot of exposure there. I mean the SEC/FTC is in this administration so they won't go after Twitter, but shareholder lawsuits will be a bear. The big investors may try to cover it up but there will be call 1800-SUETECH commercials on every channel everywhere because the class action lawyers won't walk away from billions of dollars.

Posted by: blaster at May 18, 2022 08:49 AM (9otr5)

223 So, what is everyones post election overall take on results? Doom and gloom? Glimmers of hope? Meh?

Posted by: kraken at May 18, 2022 08:49 AM (Vr12I)

224 A worst case scenario in the Musk/Twitter soap opera would be if Musk loses $1B and walks away from a crippled, but legally intact Twitter. I'm sure Twitter would be snatched up by some leftist, either an organization or individual to be returned to it's place as the arbitrator of free speech.

And don't underestimate the fed's interest in the platform for "national security" reasons either.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 18, 2022 08:49 AM (BFigT)

225 Black female conservative talk show host in Baltimore made the statement that back in the day, trans folk were considered as having mental health issues.

Nobody called in to take her on about that.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 18, 2022 08:49 AM (1n+EO)

226 Who is Fetterman?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

The LtGov and soon to be Senator 5th column communist.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 18, 2022 08:49 AM (bg3iC)

227 Boards of directors at all levels have been saying "our woke politics matter more than your investment" for *years.* The only difference in this case - and I think it's a valid point - is that this is the pure money game and the regulators and lawyers might be bound by self-preservation to act.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 18, 2022 08:48 AM (DU+/6)

Or they could undermine confidence in the stock market. It's just a financial institution of sorts, it's not like they care to preserve much of anything.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at May 18, 2022 08:49 AM (b2nrj)

228 214 Boards of directors at all levels have been saying "our woke politics matter more than your investment" for *years.* The only difference in this case - and I think it's a valid point - is that this is the pure money game and the regulators and lawyers might be bound by self-preservation to act.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 18, 2022 08:48 AM (DU+/6)

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That all seemed to form when the stock market had no ceiling for more than a decade.

Suddenly, with some reality seemingly coming back to the market, we suddenly have Netflix telling its woke employees to get lost. I mean...the times might have changed.

Might.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 08:50 AM (LvTSG)

229 206 Sucks to be a NORK covid official. Those firing squads with an anti aircraft cannon get sloppy. And then there's the dogs doing the cleanup.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 18, 2022 08:50 AM (lz5hY)

230 199 I don't think Musk should have to pay the $1 billion if he terminates the sale because Twitter falsely represented itself to the SEC.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 18, 2022 08:23 AM (bg3iC)

Musk still has legal standing as a major shareholder.

Posted by: 7man at May 18, 2022 08:50 AM (qwO6y)

231 When Vanguard and their like start talking, the SEC listens

Investing doesn't operate like you think it does. Passive investing is way too large a percentage of the market so price discovery is lost. Vanguard, Schwab, Fidelity manage trillions in retirement and pension accounts. Because of the charters and regulations limit retirement accounts in what they can do, and since so much money is chasing a limited inventory of equities, Twitter stock is just a commodity that is exchanged without any real thought to value, passive trading mechanism rely on others and are reactive rather than proactive.

I don't think anyone is big enough to move a market, and if they were, they would be hammered for market manipulation. Twitter will continue to trade based on the algos, not on anything else.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 18, 2022 08:50 AM (AHeqJ)

232 "Replacement theory" aside, what about TFC theory? This country is getting too fucking crowded. We went from 200M to about 350M in my lifetime. That's a 75% increase in national population in a generation. Now we have an "unnatural" (demographically speaking) population increase of about 3M per year, who also happen to be illegals. This is just fucking nuts.

And for all the supposed "environmentalists" what does that do the planet, let alone our USA, when you introduce a new, 100M people to a first world lifestyle in terms of water consumption, landfill use, loss of habitat, loss of farmland, loss of suburban open space, etc etc.

Just fucking nuts why we don't have either an immigration moratorium, or at least severe limits on total US immigration for at least the next 10 years, whether those immigrants are legal, illegal or extraterrestrial.

Posted by: Zek at May 18, 2022 08:50 AM (OzNIz)

233 Of what state?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 18, 2022 08:50 AM (kSKcy)

234 Who is Fetterman?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Fetterman

Posted by: SMH at God's grace at May 18, 2022 08:50 AM (EuFDw)

235 I did all that because I had a bad feeling about what would happen if I didn't.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 18, 2022 08:47 AM (HsAzN)

We did it just to piss 'em off.

Posted by: CZ = FNG, Free Republic of Florida at May 18, 2022 08:50 AM (MkuC5)

236 purty fucking shore sometime next year, we will all wonder why we gave a shit who controlled congress

pass the lube

Posted by: REDACTED at May 18, 2022 08:50 AM (us2H3)

237 That all seemed to form when the stock market had no ceiling for more than a decade.

Suddenly, with some reality seemingly coming back to the market, we suddenly have Netflix telling its woke employees to get lost. I mean...the times might have changed.

Might.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 08:50 AM (LvTSG)
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One can hope.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 18, 2022 08:50 AM (DU+/6)

238 PA

Posted by: SMH at God's grace at May 18, 2022 08:51 AM (EuFDw)

239 I like how Proj. Veritas keeps catching gay-sounding dudes off guard in their sting videos. They must have one heck of a gay honey trap working for them.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 18, 2022 08:51 AM (qsj+f)

240 It was codified into the state constitution, and Democrats simply ignored it.
Posted by: Marcus T at May 18, 2022 08:47 AM (VpIIl)
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And there you have the story of the 2020 election in states like Penn, GA, Ariz, Wisc, and others.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 18, 2022 08:51 AM (Yb6t7)

241 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 18, 2022 08:51 AM (Zz0t1)

242 Yep. Even out here in Free Market Jesus Land (where did that phrase come from? Some editorial where someone was trying to make fun of rural Southern folk, but I don't remember more than that)...
Posted by: AllenG #Texit at May 18, 2022 08:40 AM (rM9us)


I think it may have started with this - https://youtu.be/-MYEFahkb0o

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at May 18, 2022 08:52 AM (uvymP)

243 I think redistricting is why Dems are suddenly turning on Marc Elias. They sued every Republican controlled redistricting plan. Then they spiked the football on how awesome they were at gerrymandering Republicans out of existence.

Elias made them think this was a good idea.

Posted by: blaster at May 18, 2022 08:52 AM (9otr5)

244 216 Who is Fetterman?


so John Fetterman was our Lieutenant Governor who really worked hand in glove with Zuckerberg and the Feds to rig the PA election in 2020. in return, he gets to run for the Senate seat that that asshat Toomey so nicely handed over to the Dems.

now we here in PA have to TRY to stop this little tit for tat from working out.

Fetterman is a Harvard grad, a gauge-wearing supposed hipster who looks like he ate several smaller hipsters, massive thuggish lout, pretends to be from a rough background but in reality very posh background, was mayor of some shitty little town here that he managed to make even shittier in four years, has a Latina wife who he claims is constantly being attacked with racist slurs, oh and he is mentally unstable and on drugs.

Posted by: Black Orchid at May 18, 2022 08:52 AM (w0NJk)

245 Whatever he may have believed about "replacement theory" is irrelevant since the Buffalo shooter was an avowed Leftist, a salient point that Murphy and the propagandists conveniently omit. And it's not a theory since that is exactly what has been happening since Hart-Celler in '65, Simpson-Mazzoli in '86 and a virtually open border about to bust wide open if Title 42 is repealed.


Yet our 'representatives' remain COMPLETELY SILENT on the FACTS in this case that it was LEFT WING FUELD HATRED that caused the shooting.

I fucking HATE what they've done to my country.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 18, 2022 08:52 AM (Zz0t1)

246 I like how Proj. Veritas keeps catching gay-sounding dudes off guard in their sting videos. They must have one heck of a gay honey fudge trap working for them.
Posted by: banana Dream at May 18, 2022 08:51 AM (qsj+f)
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Adjusted for increased comedic value.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 18, 2022 08:52 AM (DU+/6)

247 I liken the open borders thingy to Viking invasion of Western Europe. Back in the day the Dutch/Portugese could swing by North Africa and buy slaves and transport to their home country and average a 600% return. The Vikings saw that and just decided to go get free slaves and enjoy a 1,200% return on investment. Then they realized they could colonize the peoples they were selling slaves to. This is where our elite are right now.
Posted by: Puddin Head at May 18, 2022 08:49 AM (Fbj1q)

I think you've got the order of events backwards. Christianization of the Vikings is well underway by the time Portugal exists, to say nothing of the Dutch.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at May 18, 2022 08:53 AM (b2nrj)

248 239 I like how Proj. Veritas keeps catching gay-sounding dudes off guard in their sting videos. They must have one heck of a gay honey trap working for them.


that was my thought too! that dude must be hot as hell

Posted by: Black Orchid at May 18, 2022 08:53 AM (w0NJk)

249 Twitter will continue to trade based on the algos, not on anything else.
Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 18, 2022 08:50 AM (AHeqJ)

A quick glance at the chart says the algos think TWTR is about to get some Big Dong IIs delivered.

Posted by: CZ = FNG, Free Republic of Florida at May 18, 2022 08:53 AM (MkuC5)

250 The big investors may try to cover it up but there will be call 1800-SUETECH commercials on every channel everywhere because the class action lawyers won't walk away from billions of dollars.

The discovery would be epic.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 18, 2022 08:53 AM (AHeqJ)

251 243 I think redistricting is why Dems are suddenly turning on Marc Elias. They sued every Republican controlled redistricting plan. Then they spiked the football on how awesome they were at gerrymandering Republicans out of existence.

Elias made them think this was a good idea.
Posted by: blaster at May 18, 2022 08:52 AM (9otr5)

=======

Also the insurrectionist gambit against sitting Republican congressmen. That flamed out pretty hilariously with MTG in GA.

I remember him tweeting that he was going to get dozens of Republican congresspeople barred from ballots across the nation a few months ago, and he couldn't even get THE House firebrand off the ballot.

The opposition was willing in 2020. It seems far less willing in 2022.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 08:53 AM (LvTSG)

252 We cannot allow them to silence us on immigration with their chants of being careful what you say. At thier core, they are bullies who must be stood up to.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at May 18, 2022 08:53 AM (oWBc3)

253 Fetterman is a Harvard grad, a gauge-wearing supposed hipster who looks like he ate several smaller hipsters, massive thuggish lout, pretends to be from a rough background but in reality very posh background, was mayor of some shitty little town here that he managed to make even shittier in four years, has a Latina wife who he claims is constantly being attacked with racist slurs, oh and he is mentally unstable and on drugs.
Posted by: Black Orchid at May 18, 2022 08:52 AM (w0NJk)

he bought his life story from Kramer

Posted by: REDACTED at May 18, 2022 08:54 AM (us2H3)

254 The main issue is they directly violated the state constitution. The redistricting process was put to the voters and it passed overwhelmingly. It was codified into the state constitution, and Democrats simply ignored it. It was a blatant violation of the constitution, but going through the legal process would not have yielded Democrats what they wanted.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 18, 2022 08:47 AM (VpIIl)


this isn't exactly accurate - the IRC (Independent Redistricting Commission) failed to submit maps to the legislature. there was nothing in the Constitution about what to do if that happens and new maps had to be drawn. The IRC couldn't get a quorum because the republicans refused to show up.

The Court essentially said in that situation the legislature can't do anything, so the court essentially said if the IRC doesn't draw maps, the Courts get to (because as a practical matter, if the IRC doesn't do it, and the legislature can't do it - who draws the new maps?). Which I think is the wrong ruling.

I'm no fan of dems, but in this case the legislature I believe acted correctly (although the maps they drew were a little too gerrymandered).

Posted by: Mehive at May 18, 2022 08:54 AM (ky+MF)

255 Shrek Fetterman was mayor of Braddock, PA.

Here’s a shock. He didn’t fix shit.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 18, 2022 08:54 AM (NYtE0)

256 250 100%

Posted by: CZ = FNG, Free Republic of Florida at May 18, 2022 08:54 AM (MkuC5)

257 Sucks to be a NORK covid official. Those firing squads with an anti aircraft cannon get sloppy.
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Nooses are never 'slack' or they don't work.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at May 18, 2022 08:54 AM (yikp0)

258 Walmart isn't the only retailer to take a bath. Target missed earnings expectations. Stock down 20%

Posted by: Halfhand at May 18, 2022 08:54 AM (j2mKL)

259 >>Boards of directors at all levels have been saying "our woke politics matter more than your investment" for *years.* The only difference in this case - and I think it's a valid point - is that this is the pure money game and the regulators and lawyers might be bound by self-preservation to act.

Yes, they have. And look where we are.

That which can't continue won't. We are reaching the inevitable conclusion of woke, far left politics and the country is in tatters including financial markets. People are getting good and tired of this bullshit. When times are good it's a lot easier to act carelessly but when the fit gets hit with feces people don't want to hear about chicks with dicks they care about more personal bottom line issues. Ask Disney. Look not just at the election results but the number of R votes versus D votes in primaries. Times do change.

Twitter's real value was the myth they were an open platform sharing all opinions and it just so happened leftist opinion was more popular. That myth has been shattered. A lot more twists and turns to go but Musk really forced this issue into the open and sunlight is not going to be kind to Twitter.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 18, 2022 08:55 AM (ZLI7S)

260 Ukraine didn't work, abortion is a loser - hey let's go with aliens! Squirrel!

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at May 18, 2022 08:55 AM (oWBc3)

261 224 A worst case scenario in the Musk/Twitter soap opera would be if Musk loses $1B and walks away from a crippled, but legally intact Twitter. I'm sure Twitter would be snatched up by some leftist, either an organization or individual to be returned to it's place as the arbitrator of free speech.

And don't underestimate the fed's interest in the platform for "national security" reasons either.
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All of this is possible but remember why Musk is doing this - to provide he and his investments a more powerful media platform than Carlos Slim's NYTs or Bezo's WAPO. Having your own battleship is a critical asset in the world of oligarchs. Gaining a battleship while being perceived as a local hero is double plus good. He will pay the $54.20 per share regardless of revealing TWTR's illegalities. The object of exercise is to gain a battleship to protect SpaceX, Tesla and other investments.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 18, 2022 08:55 AM (Fbj1q)

262 Posted by: Black Orchid at May 18, 2022 08:52 AM (w0NJk)

He sounds perfect for the the Senate.

Posted by: dantesed at May 18, 2022 08:55 AM (88xKn)

263 Walmart isn't the only retailer to take a bath. Target missed earnings expectations. Stock down 20%
Posted by: Halfhand at May 18, 2022 08:54 AM (j2mKL)



But they sell trans clothing.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 18, 2022 08:55 AM (Zz0t1)

264 A quick glance at the chart says the algos think TWTR is about to get some Big Dong IIs delivered.

As someone who has worked on trading algorithms and has worked with twitch traders (folks who hold a position on average for a minute) news articles and blogs have no effect.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 18, 2022 08:56 AM (AHeqJ)

265 246 I like how Proj. Veritas keeps catching gay-sounding dudes off guard in their sting videos. They must have one heck of a gay honey fudge trap working for them.
Posted by: banana Dream at May 18, 2022 08:51 AM (qsj+f)

I have heard, mind you from others and not as someone who sold antiques for 45 years, that it aint hard to act kinda swishy

fabulous

Posted by: REDACTED at May 18, 2022 08:57 AM (us2H3)

266 The Princeton professor being fired for criticizing woke politics at the university was called "racist" by Princeton in official "welcome to campus" videos and documents, when (of course) he is not racist and all he did was dissent from Right-Think. The lawsuits are going to cascade.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 18, 2022 08:57 AM (Yb6t7)

267 Also FWIW, I have no polling data on a matchup between Fetterman and McCormack or Oz. But I've heard somethings about Fetterman that tell me he is a weak candidate with a lot of vulnerabilities (TBF we can say same about Oz).

My gut feel is that the GOP can hold this seat especially if Trump stumps for the candidate. I don't think Fetterman is going to play well in the collar counties.

This is probably going to be the closest race this fall and most money spent. And I think it is more likely that GOP takes NH, NV, and GA than hold this seat.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 18, 2022 08:58 AM (0BIgw)

268 BTW: Erick Erickson is out this morning touting an Atlanta Journal of Constipation article that claims the 2000 mules were all casting ballots for family members.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 18, 2022 08:58 AM (OeBYn)

269 Fetterman sounds worse than Beto.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 18, 2022 08:59 AM (NpAcC)

270 Walmart isn't the only retailer to take a bath. Target missed earnings expectations. Stock down 20%
Posted by: Halfhand at May 18, 2022 08:54 AM (j2mKL)
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A sizable fraction of their inventory is in "luxury" goods, meaning stuff that's nice-to-have, but not need-to-have.

At the moment, people are really starting to focus in on the need-to-have goods.

Look at what's happening to the entertainment industry. That's one of the first items to be cut when budgets are strapped (including my own).

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 18, 2022 08:59 AM (YIVH2)

271 But they sell trans clothing.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 18, 2022 08:55 AM (Zz0t1)

***

And they let mentally ill dudes pee in the girls room

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at May 18, 2022 08:59 AM (flINI)

272 Erik Erickson sucks dick for beer money.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 18, 2022 08:59 AM (NYtE0)

273 But they sell trans clothing.
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They sell upscale crap from China. They are Walmart with flare. Inflation and higher interest rates are gonna gut them and their shoppers.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 18, 2022 08:59 AM (Fbj1q)

274 >>> I have heard, mind you from others and not as someone who sold antiques for 45 years, that it aint hard to act kinda swishy

fabulous
Posted by: REDACTED at May 18, 2022 08:57 AM (us2H3)


I'm just picturing the Archer honeypot episode.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 18, 2022 08:59 AM (qsj+f)

275 258 Walmart isn't the only retailer to take a bath. Target missed earnings expectations. Stock down 20%
Posted by: Halfhand at May 18, 2022 08:54 AM (j2mKL)


Used to buy groceries at Walmart so I was in their stores 2 or 3 times a week.

Now I go to Aldi because food inflation is outrageous. I have stepped foot in Walmart maybe twice in the past month. I am sure I am not alone.

Posted by: blaster at May 18, 2022 08:59 AM (9otr5)

276 the wave from the Poseidon adventure is forming against the Dems, and Leslie Neilsen is playing Joe Biden.
If the GOP in Penn cannot win the Gov and the Senate race in these conditions. The F it
Posted by: Jonah at May 18, 2022 08:47 AM (WY8d2)

There's got to be a morning after
If we can hold on through the night
We have a chance to find the sunshine
Let's keep on looking for the light...

Posted by: Maureen McGovern at May 18, 2022 09:00 AM (VghRo)

277 258 Walmart isn't the only retailer to take a bath. Target missed earnings expectations. Stock down 20%
Posted by: Halfhand at May 18, 2022 08:54 AM (j2mKL)

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I was assured that Big Grocery was making hand over fist and the cause of all the inflation.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 09:00 AM (LvTSG)

278 Shrek Fetterman was mayor of Braddock, PA.

Here’s a shock. He didn’t fix shit.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 18, 2022 08:54 AM (NYtE0)
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Love that name. But he probably did fix at least a couple of elections.

Other than that, from a distance, he seems to me like an unusually crazy commie.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 18, 2022 09:00 AM (Yb6t7)

279 Fetterman would get 100% of the black Philly vote even if he were running against Barnette.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 18, 2022 09:00 AM (bg3iC)

280 so John Fetterman was our Lieutenant Governor who really worked hand in glove with Zuckerberg and the Feds to rig the PA election in 2020. in return, he gets to run for the Senate seat that that asshat Toomey so nicely handed over to the Dems.

now we here in PA have to TRY to stop this little tit for tat from working out.

Fetterman is a Harvard grad, a gauge-wearing supposed hipster who looks like he ate several smaller hipsters, massive thuggish lout, pretends to be from a rough background but in reality very posh background, was mayor of some shitty little town here that he managed to make even shittier in four years, has a Latina wife who he claims is constantly being attacked with racist slurs, oh and he is mentally unstable and on drugs.
Posted by: Black Orchid at May 18, 2022 08:52 AM (w0NJk)

They’ll love him in the senate in a bipartisan sort of way

Posted by: 7man at May 18, 2022 09:01 AM (qwO6y)

281 PA needs to run their elections like Florida.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 18, 2022 09:01 AM (NpAcC)

282 279 Fetterman would get 100% of the black Philly vote even if he were running against Barnette.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 18, 2022 09:00 AM (bg3iC)

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Incorrect.

He'd get 110%.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 09:01 AM (LvTSG)

283
Erick Erickson

Say no more.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 18, 2022 09:01 AM (dQvv7)

284 The Court essentially said in that situation the legislature can't do anything, so the court essentially said if the IRC doesn't draw maps, the Courts get to...

*

I think I see the problem.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 18, 2022 09:01 AM (Agdp2)

285 Fetterman would get 100% of the black Philly vote even if he were running against Barnette.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 18, 2022 09:00 AM (bg3iC)
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Only 100%? I'm sure he could do better than that!

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 18, 2022 09:01 AM (YIVH2)

286 >>Now I go to Aldi because food inflation is outrageous. I have stepped foot in Walmart maybe twice in the past month. I am sure I am not alone.

Is Aldi's pricing really that good? I've never been to one but there is one about 10 miles from me vs the local grocery store that is only about a mile away. Worth the trip?

Posted by: JackStraw at May 18, 2022 09:01 AM (ZLI7S)

287 Fetterman would get 100% of the black Philly vote even if he were running against Barnette.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 18, 2022 09:00 AM (bg3iC)

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Incorrect.

He'd get 110%.


this is funny. we may as well laugh at him, darkly.

he also beat the hell out of a black guy when he was high for no reason. I'm sure that's some kind of hipster cred thing tho, so the Philly idiots will be fine with it.

Posted by: Black Orchid at May 18, 2022 09:02 AM (w0NJk)

288 Good deals at Aldi, Jack.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 18, 2022 09:02 AM (NYtE0)

289 287 he also beat the hell out of a black guy when he was high for no reason. I'm sure that's some kind of hipster cred thing tho, so the Philly idiots will be fine with it.
Posted by: Black Orchid at May 18, 2022 09:02 AM (w0NJk)

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I don't think Philly records any real votes.

That's the joke.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 09:03 AM (LvTSG)

290 Out of curiosity, did the Constitution say "if the legislature doesn't do it then the courts get to"?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 18, 2022 09:03 AM (Agdp2)

291 Is Aldi's pricing really that good? I've never been to one but there is one about 10 miles from me vs the local grocery store that is only about a mile away. Worth the trip?


yes. it's hit or miss with what they have, but the prices are awesome.

we also have a Lidl which I've been frequenting for meat and fish and stuff. more consistent stock there.

Posted by: Black Orchid at May 18, 2022 09:03 AM (w0NJk)

292 That Peter Van Buren article is great.

I like that he keeps coming back to the things we did objectively did not work and cost us all dearly. Simple...and true.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 18, 2022 09:03 AM (ESjRY)

293 They are building a Mega Aldi's not too far from here. Everone is getting - moist - about it. Will check it out when it is done. Never been in one before. They that good?

Posted by: kraken at May 18, 2022 09:03 AM (Vr12I)

294 Think of the amount of carbon we will save because people aren't wasting money on useless crap I don't approve of them buying, and making pointless trips in their cars that I don't approve of them taking. I'll be back later, I have to drive my Suburban 3 blocks to my Zumba class.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 18, 2022 09:04 AM (bg3iC)

295 This is probably going to be the closest race this fall and most money spent. And I think it is more likely that GOP takes NH, NV, and GA than hold this seat.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 18, 2022 08:58 AM (0BIgw)

have they found a good candidate in NH

and I dunno about Walker, he seems a shaky

and I think we will win AZ, the border will kill Kelly off

Posted by: REDACTED at May 18, 2022 09:04 AM (us2H3)

296 My gut feel is that the GOP can hold this seat especially if Trump stumps for the candidate. I don't think Fetterman is going to play well in the collar counties.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 18, 2022 08:58 AM (0BIgw)


728% turnout in all precincts in Philly.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at May 18, 2022 09:04 AM (uvymP)

297
Is Aldi's pricing really that good? I've never been to one but there is one about 10 miles from me vs the local grocery store that is only about a mile away. Worth the trip?

Posted by: JackStraw at May 18, 2022 09:01 AM


Worth the trip? Absolutely. Stock up. The wife and I shop together, in separate carts. Brand names you don't recognize? Take a chance.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 18, 2022 09:04 AM (dQvv7)

298 Now I go to Aldi because food inflation is outrageous. I have stepped foot in Walmart maybe twice in the past month. I am sure I am not alone.

Is Aldi's pricing really that good? I've never been to one but there is one about 10 miles from me vs the local grocery store that is only about a mile away. Worth the trip?
Posted by: JackStraw at May 18, 2022 09:01 AM (ZLI7S)
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I should read me local news more often. It turns out my town is building an Aldi supermarket this year that will be closer than Walmart. The old Aldi is quite a bit further away, which is one reason I never go there. But I also don't care for their hours (9 a.m. to 8 p.m.) I like to shop first thing in the morning (6 a.m.) before the riff-raff wakes up.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 18, 2022 09:05 AM (YIVH2)

299 Aldis will occasionally have very good prices on produce. Their other products are competitive with Walmart's Ol' Roy level stuff. Aldi's house brand potato chips are good. Their knockoff girl scout cookies are fantastic.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 18, 2022 09:05 AM (Agdp2)

300 >>Good deals at Aldi, Jack.

Good to know. Like I needed something else to think about, the tradeoff between gas prices and food prices.

Thanks Biden.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 18, 2022 09:05 AM (ZLI7S)

301 Eric Erickson is the Bill Kristol of Steve Schmidts

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at May 18, 2022 09:05 AM (flINI)

302 Is Aldi's pricing really that good? I've never been to one but there is one about 10 miles from me vs the local grocery store that is only about a mile away. Worth the trip?
Posted by: JackStraw at May 18, 2022 09:01 AM (ZLI7S)


In short, yes.

BUT - prices stay low for a number of reasons, one is by stocking very few items, and another is by having alternative brands. So it means we get different foods. Typically a name brand item is a few cents different than at another store.

Posted by: blaster at May 18, 2022 09:05 AM (9otr5)

303 Someone over at Free Republic aptly quoted George Washingtons lament that the act of having political parties will, over time, cause elected officials to choose party over the citizens they are really supposed to serve, subverting the people's will and substituting it with loyalty to something that is only beholden to itself.
Posted by: Boswell at May 18, 2022 08:34 AM (5iUNf)


George was pretty smart. When's the last time the GOP's had a coherent platform? Newt's Contract With America?

Posted by: Captain Hate won't forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at May 18, 2022 09:05 AM (y7DUB)

304 Per JJS's links, the Junta has sent a helluva naval force to the South China Sea and, for the first time ever, Biden hasn't blustered about the fact. Given all the concern about China that is pretty interesting.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 18, 2022 09:05 AM (A2uJD)

305 How many cities burned? You ask.
30+ cities burned. Putin didn't do it. Democrats did.
The list is on the lefts own website - Wikipedia

Posted by: Jimco Industries at May 18, 2022 09:06 AM (buTO7)

306 They are building a Mega Aldi's not too far from here. Everone is getting - moist - about it. Will check it out when it is done. Never been in one before. They that good?
Posted by: kraken at May 18, 2022 09:03 AM (Vr12I)

Good prices. Some of their items are hit and miss, just like Trader Joe’s. The stores by me have great produce.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 18, 2022 09:06 AM (NYtE0)

307 >>Walmart isn't the only retailer to take a bath. Target missed earnings expectations. Stock down 20%

Are they going to have to lay off the one cashier?

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 18, 2022 09:06 AM (OeBYn)

308 BTW: Erick Erickson is out this morning touting an Atlanta Journal of Constipation article that claims the 2000 mules were all casting ballots for family members.
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a] So it's okay -- it was just election fraud for dog-catcher positions;
b] and millions of ballots voting just for Joe [and not even Kamala too] just means Joe has alot of relatives so he deserved to win!

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at May 18, 2022 09:06 AM (yikp0)

309 They are building a Mega Aldi's not too far from here.

Trader Joe's?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 18, 2022 09:06 AM (bg3iC)

310 Aldi's sells " knockoff brands"? What does that mean?

Posted by: kraken at May 18, 2022 09:06 AM (Vr12I)

311 Out of curiosity, did the Constitution say "if the legislature doesn't do it then the courts get to"?
Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 18, 2022 09:03 AM (Agdp2)


Yes. -- The Courts

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at May 18, 2022 09:06 AM (uvymP)

312 Just saw news of a "hate crime " you will never see mentioned anywhere. A Dallas hair salon was attacked by a gunman and three Korean women shot; amazingly none died. It is being buried because the shooter was a black man who had a long history of making and posting delusional remarks about how much he hated Asian women.

So in other words, an actual hate crime, not a made up one.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 18, 2022 09:06 AM (3nxqg)

313 Per JJS's links, the Junta has sent a helluva naval force to the South China Sea and, for the first time ever, Biden hasn't blustered about the fact. Given all the concern about China that is pretty interesting.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 18, 2022 09:05 AM (A2uJD)
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So we're really going to strike at China instead of Russia? That'll get real sporty, real fast.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 18, 2022 09:07 AM (YIVH2)

314 >>They are building a Mega Aldi's not too far from here. Everone is getting - moist - about it. Will check it out when it is done. Never been in one before. They that good?

Great salsa. Terrible pasta sauce.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 18, 2022 09:07 AM (OeBYn)

315 One also wonders if Twitter operates some of those bots.
Posted by: AllenG #Texit at May 18, 2022 08:34 AM (rM9us)


The calls are coming from inside the house!

Posted by: creeper at May 18, 2022 09:07 AM (cTCuP)

316 279 Fetterman would get 100% of the black Philly vote even if he were running against Barnette.
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And the blacks don't even have to go to the polls to do it. That's why I was okay with Oz. He is a slight improvement in PA but that is really all that is possible with Philly dominating PA.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 18, 2022 09:08 AM (Fbj1q)

317 Aldi's sells " knockoff brands"? What does that mean?

*

Copycat/imitation. They have counterfeit girl scout cookies. The ones that are coconut with the chocolate stripes on top are my favorite.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 18, 2022 09:08 AM (Agdp2)

318 Erik Erickson sucks dick for beer money.

Craft beer and artisanal cider has gotten expensive.

Posted by: Erik Erickson at May 18, 2022 09:08 AM (KFhLj)

319 Good prices. Some of their items are hit and miss, just like Trader Joe’s. The stores by me have great produce.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 18, 2022 09:06 AM (NYtE0)
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Trader Joe's is owned by the *other* Aldi. The family had a feud and split up. Aldi Nord (north) owns Trader Joe's. Aldi Sud (south) operated under its own name in the US.

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

320 Fetterman will get 81 million votes.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 18, 2022 09:08 AM (bg3iC)

321 Fettermen looks like an ogre.

Pretty sure he's got a stash of children in his fridge.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 18, 2022 09:08 AM (ESjRY)

322 Great salsa. Terrible pasta sauce.
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I like their Pita Crackers and sausages. Yeah, sounds gay.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 18, 2022 09:09 AM (Fbj1q)

323 310 They are building a Mega Aldi's not too far from here.

Trader Joe's?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 18, 2022 09:06 AM (bg3iC)

We are too out in the sticks for a Trader Joe's. Only ever heard of them in bigger cities.

Posted by: kraken at May 18, 2022 09:09 AM (Vr12I)

324 Probably Biden hasn't blustered about the naval forces near China because no one bothered to tell him about it yet. One of these days the guy who controls the teleprompter will give him some remarks that he will misread.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 18, 2022 09:09 AM (3nxqg)

325 They are building a Mega Aldi's not too far from here.

Trader Joe's?

Aldi and Trader Joe's are owned by the same German company.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aldi

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 18, 2022 09:09 AM (OeBYn)

326 Out of curiosity, did the Constitution say "if the legislature doesn't do it then the courts get to"?
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Yes. -- The Courts
*

Q - Can you show me where?

A- It's right there above the part about abortion.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 18, 2022 09:09 AM (Agdp2)

327 Today is Don Martin's birthday. Shtoing!
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 18, 2022 07:45 AM (p+1gI)

Oh.

I thought you said Dean Martin....

Posted by: JT at May 18, 2022 09:10 AM (arJlL)

328 310 Aldi's sells " knockoff brands"? What does that mean?

Posted by: kraken
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Store brands aka generics.

Posted by: whig at May 18, 2022 09:10 AM (Iq9dF)

329 A- It's right there above the part about abortion.

Duplicated in the Good and Plenty section too.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 18, 2022 09:10 AM (ESjRY)

330
Aldi's sells " knockoff brands"? What does that mean?

Posted by: kraken at May 18, 2022 09:06 AM


It's a brand that kinda looks the same as the name brand, but is not. It is however, close your eyes and taste... indistinguishable. At a huge savings in cost.

Since I shop the outer perimeter of the store, the pricing on their protein is extremely competitive against grocery stores. Except shrimp - there they could do a better job.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 18, 2022 09:10 AM (dQvv7)

331 Speaking of aliens, I wish people would stop dissing Shrek, Fetterman is clearly a Kanamit.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at May 18, 2022 09:10 AM (oWBc3)

332 Trader Joe's is owned by the *other* Aldi. The family had a feud and split up. Aldi Nord (north) owns Trader Joe's. Aldi Sud (south) operated under its own name in the US.
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Two German brothers that took over mama's grocery following WWII and kept it simple. Keeping it simple does have its rewards.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 18, 2022 09:10 AM (Fbj1q)

333 Get the pork schnitzels from Aldi. Good, quick meal.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 18, 2022 09:11 AM (NYtE0)

334 Aldi and Trader Joe's are owned by the same German company.

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IIRC it's a family business and two separate entities. The dad did well in Germany and gave franchises (money?) to his children to continue. I don't think they're the same, although they are literally related.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 18, 2022 09:12 AM (Agdp2)

335 Out of curiosity, did the Constitution say "if the legislature doesn't do it then the courts get to"?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 18, 2022 09:03 AM (Agdp2)


Unfortunately, the NY Const. is silent on what happens if the IRC fails to submit maps to the legislature. The Const. requires the IRC to submit maps and the Leg to vote on the maps. If the maps get voted down, the IRC is supposed to submit a new set of maps to be voted on. If the leg votes those down, then the leg gets to draw maps.

Here, the IRC submitted the first set as required, the leg voted the maps down, then the IRC couldn't get a quorum to vote to submit another set of maps to the leg.

Time was running out to draw new maps, so the leg decided in that circumstance they could draw the maps.

the court said no - you have to wait for the IRC to submit a second set of maps. but what happens if the IRC never submits a second set of maps? The constitution doesn't say, but based on the court's decision, it means the Courts will have to draw the maps in that situation.

The IRC is 5 dems and 5 republicans.

Posted by: Mehive at May 18, 2022 09:12 AM (ky+MF)

336 Raymond Ibrahim: "How does one pity a group that itself regularly exhibits no pity or even mere tolerance for others?"
_____________

Why are people always so surprised at muslim intolerance? Have they read their book? It instructs them to be intolerant. It tells them that infidels are inferior to muzzies, that muzzies should not be friends with infidels, that it's perfectly okay to lie to and swear false oaths to infidels.

Despite the clear koranic instructions, so many dim westerners insist that muzzies are "just like us." No, they're not, and they don't want to be. They think we're inferior to them.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at May 18, 2022 09:12 AM (k4dH2)

337 This video captures the Aldi experience, but with khets.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzwva6WI4VU

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 18, 2022 09:12 AM (OeBYn)

338 When did the majority of PA Democrats become so woke and radical to elect Fetterman, a Bernie Sanders backed candidate?

Posted by: redridinghood at May 18, 2022 09:12 AM (NpAcC)

339 The 11th amendment states that all rights not claimed by congress can be claimed by the President's pen and phone.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 18, 2022 09:13 AM (bg3iC)

340 Scrolled through some of the FB post where the mother spoke to the school board.

WOW. There are some freaks teaching kids in LV. Eye-opening. Rainbow this and that. Love. One freak was dressed up in rainbow Disney complete with rainbow Mickey Mouse ears.

Posted by: Backwoods Guy at May 18, 2022 09:13 AM (aX0CW)

341
Part of the cost savings at Aldi's is because you have to self bag. They just dump the stuff back into a shopping cart. Buy some milk crates to transport to and from.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 18, 2022 09:13 AM (dQvv7)

342 I like that Aldi provides chairs for their checkout people to sit in. More stores should do that.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 18, 2022 09:14 AM (OeBYn)

343 This video captures the Aldi experience, but with khets.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzwva6WI4VU
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 18, 2022 09:12 AM (OeBYn)
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The internet is a weird place.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 18, 2022 09:14 AM (DU+/6)

344 A perfect case in point is the withering fire now directed at Tucker Carlson. But notice how they're going after him:

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Looks like Tucker is the new El Rushbo.

El Tuco?

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun and games at May 18, 2022 09:14 AM (cQVO5)

345 Thanks, all, for the Aldi's info. Sounds interesting. I'll check them out when they get the store built!!

Posted by: kraken at May 18, 2022 09:14 AM (Vr12I)

346 338 When did the majority of PA Democrats become so woke and radical to elect Fetterman, a Bernie Sanders backed candidate?


redridinghood, this is what kept me up last night. I mean Fetterman won in a LANDSLIDE

it's scary to think about it. he's basically Antifa.

all I can think is that most Dems here didn't bother with this election b/c Shapiro was unopposed and they mostly aren't all that politically active/knowledgable anyway. so the voters that did show up yesterday were overwhelmingly the wokest of the woke?

that's what I hope. because damn this is scary.

Posted by: Black Orchid at May 18, 2022 09:14 AM (w0NJk)

347 Regarding Target and Walmart--both sell groceries primarily to get people in the door to buy other things with higher markups. Last time I checked, gross margins for groceries due to competition is in the single digits, maybe a few percentages better for store brand generics.

Interesting feature of Walmart pricing is they check the prices from competitors on the most sold items--and try to beat that price. Example would be a four pack of lightbulbs (old style) but buy a single bulb instead and it would have a much higher markup.

Posted by: whig at May 18, 2022 09:14 AM (Iq9dF)

348 #308 casting ballots for family members.
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Oops! Misunderstood. It meant they had all their uncles', aunts', and grandparents' ballots from both sides of their family shrubs.

Never mind.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at May 18, 2022 09:14 AM (yikp0)

349 the court said no - you have to wait for the IRC to submit a second set of maps. but what happens if the IRC never submits a second set of maps? The constitution doesn't say, but based on the court's decision, it means the Courts will have to draw the maps in that situation.

*

There it is.

The Constitution is clear on how the process works. It didn't happen, which doesn't mean the Constitution isn't clear. The courts then made law.

We haven't been looking at equal branches since Marbury v. Madison.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 18, 2022 09:15 AM (Agdp2)

350 Doesn't Aldi's make you rent the shopping cart too? Still a quarter?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 18, 2022 09:15 AM (Pu/aU)

351 I like the "I get your stuff" amendment

Posted by: REDACTED at May 18, 2022 09:15 AM (us2H3)

352

George Fenneman >>>>>>> John Fetterman

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 18, 2022 09:15 AM (s2VJv)

353 350 Doesn't Aldi's make you rent the shopping cart too? Still a quarter?


yes

Posted by: Black Orchid at May 18, 2022 09:16 AM (w0NJk)

354 "Doesn't Aldi's make you rent the shopping cart too? Still a quarter?"

You get the quarter back. It's a technique to get people to return carts.

People who leave shopping carts loose in the parking lot deserve to burn in hell.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 18, 2022 09:16 AM (OeBYn)

355 Today is Don Martin's birthday. Shtoing!
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 18, 2022 07:45 AM (p+1gI)

Fone Bone.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 18, 2022 09:17 AM (s2VJv)

356 338 When did the majority of PA Democrats become so woke and radical to elect Fetterman, a Bernie Sanders backed candidate?
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Cuz they're NAZIs.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 18, 2022 09:17 AM (Fbj1q)

357 Doesn't Aldi's make you rent the shopping cart too? Still a quarter?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 18, 2022 09:15 AM (Pu/aU)

***

Yes

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at May 18, 2022 09:17 AM (flINI)

358 350 Doesn't Aldi's make you rent the shopping cart too? Still a quarter?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby
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Yes, store carts are actually very expensive as is the labor cost to go out and corral them. The quarter causes people to act differently and reduces cart theft.

Example of nudging.

Posted by: whig at May 18, 2022 09:17 AM (Iq9dF)

359 Because Fetterman plays the "Regular PA guy" thing. Shows up to campaign events in sweats and a hoodie, goatee and ear gauges. This is the 5th column. He looks and acts like one of the masses, but is really a communist plant working to overthrow the system.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 18, 2022 09:17 AM (bg3iC)

360 Doesn't Aldi's make you rent the shopping cart too? Still a quarter?

*

Yes, but I can't think of the last time I used a quarter there. Everyone just passes theirs along when you walk up, and often won't chain the one they just used.

The quarter is just to discourage bums and winos from stealing them I'd imagine. Pretty damn smart.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 18, 2022 09:17 AM (Agdp2)

361 354 "Doesn't Aldi's make you rent the shopping cart too? Still a quarter?"

You get the quarter back. It's a technique to get people to return carts.

People who leave shopping carts loose in the parking lot deserve to burn in hell.
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Never go to Aldi's without a quarter. Never.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 18, 2022 09:17 AM (Fbj1q)

362 It's always great to see the next person smile at you when you give them the Aldi's buggy and they put the quarter back in their pocket. The little old ladies are the best.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 18, 2022 09:19 AM (Agdp2)

363
Doesn't Aldi's make you rent the shopping cart too? Still a quarter?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 18, 2022 09:15 AM


Yup. It saves them from paying an employee to stand around all day collecting shopping carts. Smart move. The check out people also double as shelf stockers. Another smart move. The employees have a good work ethic and are paid well from the ones we've spoken with.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 18, 2022 09:19 AM (dQvv7)

364 >>> Doesn't Aldi's make you rent the shopping cart too? Still a quarter?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 18, 2022 09:15 AM (Pu/aU)


Most do. People here will get shopping carts from any store then walk them to their home or the bus stop or anywhere and as a result there are shopping carts everywhere. So the city passed a law mandating stores buy those carts with proximity/location sensors that will lock the wheels if they get too far down the parking lot. But the system fails a lot and the brakes engage on the ones in the store. I think the fail-safe condition is brake-active so if the power runs down on the cart they just seize.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 18, 2022 09:19 AM (qsj+f)

365 Axios
@axios
SCOOP: The U.S. government is bracing for a potential surge in political violence once the Supreme Court hands down the ruling that's expected to overturn Roe v. Wade, according to a Department of Homeland Security memo obtained by Axios.

https://tinyurl.com/29mhe7n5

Posted by: redridinghood at May 18, 2022 09:19 AM (NpAcC)

366 Never go to Aldi's without a quarter. Never.
Posted by: Puddin Head at May 18, 2022 09:17 AM (Fbj1q)
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Fortunately, I keep spare change in my car (just for little things like this...)

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 18, 2022 09:19 AM (YIVH2)

367 I wouldn't buy produce at Aldi's unless you are planning on eating it day of or the next day.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 18, 2022 09:20 AM (Ryaf0)

368 Because Fetterman plays the "Regular PA guy" thing. Shows up to campaign events in sweats and a hoodie, goatee and ear gauges. This is the 5th column. He looks and acts like one of the masses, but is really a communist plant working to overthrow the system.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 18, 2022 09:17 AM (bg3iC)

The rebellious intellectual in the October revolution, in Dr Zhivago shows up years later as an officer IIRC.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 18, 2022 09:20 AM (44ww/)

369 I just really want to thank democrats like Chris Murphy for looking out for potential pitfalls republicans might fall into. It's really thoughtful of him.

Posted by: red speck at May 18, 2022 09:20 AM (gS3OW)

370 365 Axios
@axios
SCOOP: The U.S. government is bracing for a potential surge in political violence once the Supreme Court hands down the ruling that's expected to overturn Roe v. Wade, according to a Department of Homeland Security memo obtained by Axios.

https://tinyurl.com/29mhe7n5
Posted by: redridinghood at May 18, 2022 09:19 AM (NpAcC)

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I guess it's all those pro-life groups who are going to go around killing abortion doctors, or something.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 09:20 AM (LvTSG)

371 Whatever he may have believed about "replacement theory" is irrelevant since the Buffalo shooter was an avowed Leftist, a salient point that Murphy and the propagandists conveniently omit. And it's not a theory since that is exactly what has been happening since Hart-Celler in '65, Simpson-Mazzoli in '86 and a virtually open border about to bust wide open if Title 42 is repealed.

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During his radio show yesterday, Bongino demonstrated that "replacement theory" has been an overt DEMOCRAT talking point & strategy for years. Remember when they said they didn't need the white working class voters anymore -- that they were gonna replace them with every possible minority on the victim totem stack, most especially illegal aliens?

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun and games at May 18, 2022 09:20 AM (cQVO5)

372 The Constitution is clear on how the process works. It didn't happen, which doesn't mean the Constitution isn't clear. The courts then made law.

We haven't been looking at equal branches since Marbury v. Madison.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 18, 2022 09:15 AM (Agdp2)


The leg had passed a statute stating that if the IRC didn't provide maps as required, the leg could draw the maps - filling in the gap left by the Constitution.

But the Court said that was unconstitutional.

I was actually very surprised the Court ruled that way considering the Court is majority dem. I assume they ruled this way b/c the leg map was just too gerrymandered. Had it been less obviously partisan gerrymandered, I bet the Court would have said what the leg did was fine.

Obviously, this is going to be a problem every 10 years b/c the IRC is 5 dem and 5 rep - so I can't see it ever agreeing on maps. Which means, until the Constitution is fixed, the Courts will always draw new maps in NY.

Posted by: Mehive at May 18, 2022 09:21 AM (ky+MF)

373 I've heard that Aldi's has a very small number of employees at each store but they're paid a good bit more than traditional grocery wages.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 18, 2022 09:21 AM (qsj+f)

374 Abortion clinics are bracing for a wave of right wing violence and bombings following the SCOTUS ruling. Those wingers are gonna get violent, riot, and burn cities just like they always do!!! Reeeee!!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 18, 2022 09:21 AM (bg3iC)

375 I dreamt last night that everytime senile deviant Joe told a lie his head shrank. Within two weeks his head was invisible across a room but the misinformation police made illegal to make reference to the disappearance of the presidential head.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at May 18, 2022 09:22 AM (eGTCV)

376 So Instead of prosecuting theft, the city passed a law mandating stores buy those carts with proximity/location sensors that will lock the wheels if they get too far down the parking lot...
Posted by: banana Dream at May 18, 2022 09:19 AM (qsj+f)

FIXT

Posted by: Backwoods Guy at May 18, 2022 09:22 AM (aX0CW)

377 Obviously, this is going to be a problem every 10 years b/c the IRC is 5 dem and 5 rep - so I can't see it ever agreeing on maps. Which means, until the Constitution is fixed, the Courts will always draw new maps in NY.
Posted by: Mehive at May 18, 2022 09:21 AM (ky+MF)


We fail to see how this is a problem. -- The Courts

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at May 18, 2022 09:22 AM (uvymP)

378 :Never go to Aldi's without a quarter. Never.:

Once I stopped for coffee on the way to Aldi, and I asked the cashier for my change in quarters "Because I'm going to Aldi next."

She smiled, because she knew. You always keep an Aldi quarter in your car.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 18, 2022 09:22 AM (OeBYn)

379 @axios
SCOOP: The U.S. government is bracing for a potential surge in political violence once the Supreme Court hands down the ruling that's expected to overturn Roe v. Wade, according to a Department of Homeland Security memo obtained by Axios.
Posted by: redridinghood at May 18, 2022 09:19 AM (NpAcC)
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Context: Abortion-related violence historically has been driven by anti-abortion extremists.
* "Some racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists’ embrace of pro-life narratives may be linked to the perception of wanting to 'save white children' and 'fight white genocide,'" the memo also says.
* But the memo warns that this time, extremist acts could come from abortion-rights proponents as well.

DHS. Thanks, Bush. Thanks a ton.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 18, 2022 09:22 AM (DU+/6)

380 Putin’s Current Objectives in Ukraine

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Pull his dick out of the meat grinder?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at May 18, 2022 09:23 AM (FVME7)

381 From the baseball article, for those who were looking for an example of "begging the question" yesterday, I found this:

"...he and Kevin want people to understand that the lack of action and entertainment in baseball makes it unwatchable""

IOW, the lack of visual appeal makes it unwatchable.

This is begging the question.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 18, 2022 09:23 AM (kXYt5)

382 367 I wouldn't buy produce at Aldi's unless you are planning on eating it day of or the next day.
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Aldi's is where I buy all my produce, meat and milk/butter/cheese. They aren't all that good with canned goods or frozen foods. I thoroughly enjoy their chocolates selection.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 18, 2022 09:23 AM (Fbj1q)

383 When I go to Aldi's I leave the quarter in the cart. However, like Yogi said: Nobody goes there anymore, it's too crowded.

Posted by: klaftern at May 18, 2022 09:23 AM (taPSh)

384 * "Some racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists’ embrace of pro-life narratives may be linked to the perception of wanting to 'save white children' and 'fight white genocide,'"

I have never once seen anything like this from any pro-life organization or person.

Once again, do these people even try to be serious?

Posted by: Mehive at May 18, 2022 09:24 AM (ky+MF)

385 I've heard that Aldi's has a very small number of employees at each store but they're paid a good bit more than traditional grocery wages.

Aldi workers are expected to flex between jobs as needed. Nobody is only a cashier, or only a stocker. It reduces redundancy.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 18, 2022 09:24 AM (OeBYn)

386 Re Aldi's and Lidl etc - get the Flipp app so you can see their current and sometimes coming soon flyers.
It's good to go the first day before they run out

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 18, 2022 09:24 AM (kf6Ak)

387 264 As someone who has worked on trading algorithms and has worked with twitch traders (folks who hold a position on average for a minute) news articles and blogs have no effect.
Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 18, 2022 08:56 AM (AHeqJ)

As an Elliot Wave guy I can tell you for a lead pipe cinch news articles and blogs have no effect, but this isn't relevant to the point at hand. Besides, the high speed algos won't care anyway as they are just arbitraging order flow.

To the point at hand, TWTR shares have been in a free fall since May 4 and closed yesterday at $38.32, $16 below the Musk offer - a 30% discount to the offer price. The Fibs indicate another $5 will be coming off the table.

Another acquisition I'm following that doesn't close until Q1-Q2 next year is trading at a discount of less than half that, with a solid up trending bid.

Draw what conclusion you wish. Mine is the market is skeptical of TWTR's books, but I don't have a dog in that fight (financially) so it's a sideshow to me.

Posted by: CZ = FNG, Free Republic of Florida at May 18, 2022 09:24 AM (MkuC5)

388 The New York situation occurred because the Dems demanded and passed a constitutional amendment (for the NY State) that created the process and banned gerrymandering for partisan advantage. This was shortly after the NY Dems finally took over the NY Senate majority from the Republicans which had been maintained in part by gerrymandering (as the Dem Assembly advantage was also).

The Dems in NY ignored the black letter of the NY Constitutional Amendment requiring both parties participate in the redistricting and thus left themselves wide open to the courts stepping in. In this case, the courts were acting under state constitutional authority so not a good example of a runaway court.

Posted by: whig at May 18, 2022 09:25 AM (Iq9dF)

389 350 Doesn't Aldi's make you rent the shopping cart too? Still a quarter?


Had the chance to visit my sister in France. This is a regular thing there, too. Not a bad idea really. Those things are expensive to replace when vagrants walk away with them, or when teenagers play bumper cars with them at 1:00am in the empty parking lot. (Or so I'm told.)

Posted by: red speck at May 18, 2022 09:25 AM (gS3OW)

390 I looked up Fetterman. It said that he had a stoke before the primary, but I guess that it wasn't the worst kind of stroke.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 18, 2022 09:25 AM (Ut+C0)

391 With these results in PA, it's 100% clear the attacks on Barnett were to split the conservative vote so McCormick could win.

And, of course, conservatives lived up to the "Stupid Party" nickname and fell for it, "gosh! If they're attacking her, I must support her!"

If Hannity is attacking someone, there is a GOPe stooge jerking his chain behind it. Near 2/3 of the base voted against the establishment and yet he still might win ... and lose the general with dignity.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at May 18, 2022 09:26 AM (5zydm)

392 I have never once seen anything like this from any pro-life organization or person.

Once again, do these people even try to be serious?
Posted by: Mehive at May 18, 2022 09:24 AM (ky+MF)
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No, of course not. Hell, a lot of what I read on the anti-abortion side is actually they opposite. Lots of people point out that abortion has resulted in a black demographic problem moreso than in any other group.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 18, 2022 09:26 AM (DU+/6)

393 John Stossel: "The science just doesn't add up."
Organic BS

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Heresy!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at May 18, 2022 09:26 AM (FVME7)

394 379 DHS. Thanks, Bush. Thanks a ton.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 18, 2022 09:22 AM (DU+/6)

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"Things are going the way for the side that hasn't attacked an abortion clinic in over 20 years. This means that they will up their attacks. Things are going the wrong way for the side that regularly burns down cities, attacks federal courthouses, and generally condones political violence on their own side. This means that there's a small chance they could act up. Just a teeny-tiny one, though."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 09:26 AM (LvTSG)

395 There are no shades of gray. If you oppose the Left, you must ipso facto belong in the evil camp, and hence you are a racist. It's a simple and all-encompassing worldview, admitting of no compromise, no concessions to the coterie of evil people: they must simply be destroyed, destroyed utterly.

That's the Junta's new Press flack, Karen Jean-Pierre. She hates everyone with a will. Incredible to me that she can get a job in the White House, but there you are...

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 18, 2022 09:26 AM (CqgvU)

396 Not a fan of Aldi's, but I do like Trader Joe's.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 18, 2022 09:26 AM (VhE0u)

397 Also, in this Age of Inflation, I've become a fan of "Goggles4U" Being able to buy prescription glasses for $20 a pair is awesome, even if delivery is slow.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 18, 2022 09:26 AM (OeBYn)

398 So, Paul Meringoff is on substack now.

I guess he's never going back to Powerline.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 09:26 AM (LvTSG)

399 365 Axios
@axios
SCOOP: The U.S. government is bracing for a potential surge in political violence once the Supreme Court hands down the ruling that's expected to overturn Roe v. Wade, according to a Department of Homeland Security memo obtained by Axios.

https://tinyurl.com/29mhe7n5
Posted by: redridinghood at May 18, 2022 09:19 AM (NpAcC)

My nurse daughter assists with a mobile ultrasound unit usually stationing themselves near PP facilities. They save lives. They are under threat but fearless.

Posted by: 7man at May 18, 2022 09:27 AM (qwO6y)

400 So, liberals fleeing leftard states don't realize their voting habits are the cause of the situation in leftard states? Well it really does make sense. Leftards are fucking stupid. Simple cause and effect is beyond their cognitive capability. This is how Colorado went from a wonderful state to stupid higher altitude Chicago.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at May 18, 2022 09:27 AM (QSjkU)

401 In any case this notion of "electability" is total horseshit to me. What good is having yet another Mitt Romney or Susan Collins just because there's an "R" after their names?

Abso-fucking-lutely spot-on, J.J. As I said in the previous thread:

We need 55 *conservative* GOP Senators AND conservative leadership in the GOP.

Continue to vote for Romney, Murkowski, Collins and Liz Cheney types and that never happens.

This is the same bullshit the right has been doing the last 20 years. "Electability!" "We need a GOP majority!" When that "GOP majority" is GOPe, there's no difference between that and Democrat majority.

If the right is fine with "hold my nose" and vote for a piece of shit like Oz, just to get "a GOP majority"... we're just going to get the same shit we've been getting the last 20 years.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at May 18, 2022 09:27 AM (Do5/p)

402 I'd have to drive to Texas or Arizona to the nearest Aldi's, but I have shopped there before in other states. I already buy 90% store brand anyway, not sure how much I would save.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 18, 2022 09:28 AM (Pu/aU)

403 398 So, Paul Meringoff is on substack now.

I guess he's never going back to Powerline.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison
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That's fair, I am never going to his substack column either but might visit powerline again now that he is gone.

Posted by: whig at May 18, 2022 09:28 AM (Iq9dF)

404 Great as always, JJ. AMGreatness takes a measured approach to Ukraine, but I think they might be overconfident about Russia's plans. Odessa is valuable, but it's also some distance away. Combined with the fact Ukraine has stopped all naval travel, Russia won't enjoy huge advantages from taking it- at least, not before other important objectives.

Putin's primary goal is actually simple: destroy the Ukrainian armed forces in Donbas with a definite minimum of dead Russians. Laugh all you will, but the delusions of Zelensky after Mariupol should by themselves be proof that Ukrainians are wildly optimistic about their chances. And that's putting it mildly.

All Russia really has to do is keep Ukrainian infrastructure wrecked, and it should be very easy to force international negotiation as food/ energy prices skyrocket.

Posted by: trev006 at May 18, 2022 09:29 AM (WtTzv)

405 >>> I already buy 90% store brand anyway, not sure how much I would save.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 18, 2022 09:28 AM (Pu/aU)


Everything Aldi's is store brand and it is generally a little bit cheaper than other store's brands.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 18, 2022 09:29 AM (qsj+f)

406 * "Some racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists’ embrace of pro-life narratives may be linked to the perception of wanting to 'save white children' and 'fight white genocide,'" the memo also says.
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Interesting that there is no mention of the actual BLACK genocide that is going on. This was one of the avowed purposes of Margaret Sanger, their (un)holy saint of Planned Parenthood.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 18, 2022 09:29 AM (YIVH2)

407 "...he and Kevin want people to understand that the lack of action and entertainment in baseball makes it unwatchable""

**

FWIW, the same thing that the same folks thought screwed up college football so they "fixed" it with the targeting rule and allowing offenses to run halfway down the field before they have to decide what play they're picking.*

I'm glad I got to watch good defensive football before they killed it off to appeal to people who only watch football once a year.


* Comically, it can be argued that it was all to stop Saban. Whoops! Whoopsies!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 18, 2022 09:29 AM (Agdp2)

408 381 From the baseball article, for those who were looking for an example of "begging the question" yesterday, I found this:

"...he and Kevin want people to understand that the lack of action and entertainment in baseball makes it unwatchable""

IOW, the lack of visual appeal makes it unwatchable.

This is begging the question.
Posted by: Muldoon at May 18, 2022 09:23 AM (kXYt5)


Bravo! The misuse of that phrase drives me crazy.

Posted by: creeper at May 18, 2022 09:30 AM (cTCuP)

409 Thank you, J.J.

NJ issuing an emergency Executive Order regarding the baby formula shortage. There will be links to which panicked parents & other parties can refer for more info. because the narrowly reelected Governor cares.
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Nestles (largest food co. per sales in 2019) is headquartered in CT. The federal government has arranged to buy Nestles baby formula from Europe. ???

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Can't wait until we learn food for Meals-on-Wheels, 'round the year school lunch programs, food pantries, etc. is at extremely short supply as major manufacturing & distribution centers go out of service.

Posted by: Lola at May 18, 2022 09:30 AM (NIYa7)

410 Nood nips

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 18, 2022 09:30 AM (bg3iC)

411 nude nood

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 09:30 AM (LvTSG)

412 Bravo! The misuse of that phrase drives me crazy.
Posted by: creeper at May 18, 2022 09:30 AM (cTCuP)

Yet another example of begging the question!

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at May 18, 2022 09:31 AM (b2nrj)

413 That's fair, I am never going to his substack column either but might visit powerline again now that he is gone.
Posted by: whig at May 18, 2022 09:28 AM (Iq9dF)
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Since Meringoff was driven into the snow, I've enjoyed Powerline.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 18, 2022 09:31 AM (CqgvU)

414 I looked up Fetterman. It said that he had a stoke before the primary, but I guess that it wasn't the worst kind of stroke.

**

Stroke of GENIUS!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 18, 2022 09:31 AM (Agdp2)

415 Interesting that there is no mention of the actual BLACK genocide that is going on. This was one of the avowed purposes of Margaret Sanger, their (un)holy saint of Planned Parenthood.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 18, 2022 09:29 AM (YIVH2)


Say what you will about LBJ, but he was brilliant in his methods of re-enslaving blacks.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at May 18, 2022 09:31 AM (QSjkU)

416
You know things are tight when you see the younger generation in Aldi's, phone in hand, checking to see if they can find a lower price somewhere else.

If anyone is selling something cheaper than Aldi's, it's probably only a three day sale, quantities limited.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 18, 2022 09:31 AM (dQvv7)

417 402 I'd have to drive to Texas or Arizona to the nearest Aldi's, but I have shopped there before in other states. I already buy 90% store brand anyway, not sure how much I would save.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby
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Aldi's generics in some areas are superior to the run of the mill generics (goes for Lidl and Trader Joes as well). Kroger also has traditionally had good generics. Walmart, Target, Publix, and indy supermarket generics are often uneven in quality. Target though has recently rebranded its generics and seems to have improved quality in the products. Walmart's Great Value generics are something I generally avoid.

Posted by: whig at May 18, 2022 09:31 AM (Iq9dF)

418 During his radio show yesterday, Bongino demonstrated that "replacement theory" has been an overt DEMOCRAT talking point & strategy for years. Remember when they said they didn't need the white working class voters anymore -- that they were gonna replace them with every possible minority on the victim totem stack, most especially illegal aliens?
____________

Biden himself is on video, from just a few years ago, saying how he wants to see an "unending" stream of immigrants coming across our southern border, and how he can't wait for the time when whites are a minority in this country.

It's not a crazy conspiracy theory or disinformation, it's a fact. The globalists plan to import enough third-worlders here to outnumber Americans (of every color), and then force us to support them, in the name of "social justice."

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at May 18, 2022 09:32 AM (k4dH2)

419 As an Elliot Wave guy ...
Posted by: CZ = FNG, Free Republic of Florida


I started commodity trading using Gann. Been a LONG time since I heard anyone using Elliot.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 18, 2022 09:33 AM (AHeqJ)

420 I have never once seen anything like this from any pro-life organization or person.

Once again, do these people even try to be serious?
Posted by: Mehive at May 18, 2022 09:24 AM


No. Consider that we state over and over again that something like 40% of black pregnancies end in abortion...why on earth would a "white supremacist" want to stop that? These people do not brain well.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 18, 2022 09:33 AM (h6/n7)

421 To stop suggesting that Muslims or immigrants or black people or Jews are a threat to society," Murphy said.

Planned Parenthood was founded on the idea that Blacks are "undesirables" in society.

The Left and Democrat party are anti-Jew and anti-Israel. See "the squad" for one prime example.

Not to mention, as Joe Mannix stated earlier, the Democrat Party and American Left have been saying white people and men in general are a "threat to society" for decades.

Murphy using the same fucking playbook the Left has used for decades: projection. And they get away with it, because the American public is made up of ignorant sheep.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at May 18, 2022 09:34 AM (Do5/p)

422 More abortion clinics have been bombed/arsoned on Law & Order than in real life.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at May 18, 2022 09:34 AM (yikp0)

423 "...he and Kevin want people to understand that the lack of action and entertainment in baseball makes it unwatchable""
IOW, the lack of visual appeal makes it unwatchable.
This is begging the question.

*

I had always thought it would require the self-explanatory aspect to be missing for it to be begging the question. "he and Kevin want people to understand baseball has become unwatchable" begs the question of why, while that statement tells the answer in the "the lack of action and entertainment"

It's a neat, puzzling expression.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 18, 2022 09:34 AM (Agdp2)

424 I am gonna start casually telling my karen cow-orkers that it's too bad about Fetterman - with the stroke and heart surgery, the stress of governorship will likely kill him.
He must be one of those too driven to slow down types. We really should save his life by not voting for him.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 18, 2022 09:34 AM (kf6Ak)

425 vmom,
Fetterman is running for US Senate, not governor. Shapiro is the dem nominee for governor and current Dem AG.

Posted by: whig at May 18, 2022 09:36 AM (Iq9dF)

426 "Never go to Aldi's without a quarter. Never."

During every Aldi's grand opening, they give away a little key fob shaped like their logo. And there is a slot in it. Exactly the size to hold a quarter. I have almost worn mine out.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 18, 2022 09:38 AM (1n+EO)

427 The radical left is every bit as fervent in their agenda as are the radical Islamists. Put up a side by side comparison of them going off on whatever is the outrage du jour is at that moment and they look the same.

Especially the bug eyes.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 18, 2022 09:39 AM (BFigT)

428 Good fucking christ, it IS NOT hard to understand Trump's support for Oz, especially given the establishment alternative, RINO Bush holdover David McCormick. Whether or not Barnette had a chance back when Trump gave his endorsement to Oz is an open question, but I don't believe the polls indicated she did.

So he endorsed the OUTSIDER who it looked like could win. Better to have an ACTUAL Democrat win than to have a fake Republican who would betray Republicans at ever single opportunity like McCormick.

This isn't that hard, really.

And for the record, we have no idea if the attacks on Barnette were the difference, or what led her to poll in a three way tie in the first place. She was a good alternative to the nut and the RINO, but she couldn't gain traction until it was too late. ESPECIALLY given the stupid fucks in PA and their fascination with early / mail in voting. Voting should be on election day and nothing but, so everyone has the same amount of informatoin available to them when they vote.

Posted by: deadrody at May 18, 2022 09:39 AM (/jrmI)

429 Apropo of nothing in particular, was pondering the other day about how unique our political system really is in history.

Mostly about how well it works, the qualification being if it's applied by a moral people. Nothing yet (that I've seen) has been proposed that is a better system.

Prove me wrong here.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 18, 2022 09:41 AM (KATBx)

430 One other thing about Aldi's and their house brand.

You have an issue with something, take it right back. They give you another, AND your money back.

We have had to do that with produce on occasion.
And they apologize, and give me the refund and tell me to grab another and try it.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 18, 2022 09:41 AM (1n+EO)

431 Fetterman is a Harvard grad, a gauge-wearing supposed hipster who looks like he ate several smaller hipsters, massive thuggish lout, pretends to be from a rough background but in reality very posh background, was mayor of some shitty little town here that he managed to make even shittier in four years, has a Latina wife who he claims is constantly being attacked with racist slurs, oh and he is mentally unstable and on drugs.
Posted by: Black Orchid

So, a PA kinda guy....

Posted by: Blue Hen at May 18, 2022 09:41 AM (VYjdj)

432 People wanted an adult representative not a frat brother.

This is why the 19th amendment was a mistake.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 18, 2022 09:43 AM (ZGrMX)

433 429 Mostly about how well it works, the qualification being if it's applied by a moral people. Nothing yet (that I've seen) has been proposed that is a better system. Prove me wrong here. Posted by: irongrampa
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Adams had the quote about the Constitution requiring moral people but less known is that he backtracked in his Defense of the Constitutions book. This was because of sad political experiences during the 1780's and 1790's indicating the moral temperament of Americans was mixed. Adams was actually quite adept and knowledgeable about political theory and concluded from experience that Montesquieu and later Rosseau were wrong in requiring republics be small, poor, homogeneous, and moral in order to persist.

Posted by: whig at May 18, 2022 09:52 AM (Iq9dF)

434 The moral temperament of Americans (and anyone else) is indeed mixed. I conclude the reason is the bane and blessing of humanity--free will.

Minus that we wouldn't be here discussing much of anything.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 18, 2022 10:02 AM (KATBx)

435 310 Aldi's sells " knockoff brands"? What does that mean?

Posted by: kraken


Think "Kaboom"

Posted by: Oedipus at May 18, 2022 10:15 AM (vmVzj)

436 Look AFAIK, Glenn Greenwald was speaking of Scalise shooter Higginbotham as a Madcow fan, NOT the Buffalo asshole! Drop it. I wish he'd clear it up!

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at May 18, 2022 10:38 AM (4OVxK)

437 Adams was actually quite adept and knowledgeable about political theory and concluded from experience that Montesquieu and later Rosseau were wrong in requiring republics be small, poor, homogeneous, and moral in order to persist.
Posted by: whig at May 18, 2022 09:52 AM (Iq9dF)

They have to have an element or elements inherent in them that allow its citizens to make electoral mistakes without suffering to the point where they cannot correct them. Allowing US Senators to be elected by a statewide vote and not be appointed or recalled by a state legislature does not support this necessary element.

Posted by: Boswell at May 18, 2022 12:26 PM (5iUNf)

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