Dow Posts Biggest Loss Since 2020 In What Analysts Are Calling "Putin's Plunge"

Just kidding about that last part.

Tryna get hired by the Disinformation Governance Board. I heard their top spot just opened.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average posted its biggest loss since 2020 on Wednesday after another major retailer warned of rising cost pressures, confirming investors' worst fears over rising inflation and rekindling the brutal 2022 sell-off.

The Dow shed 1,164.52 points, or 3.57%, to 31,490.07, the average's biggest decline since June 2020. It was the lowest close for the Dow since March 2021.

I can't find what prompted the June 2020 sell-off but I imagine it had something to do with the GLOBAL PANDEMIC AND THE WORLD ECONOMY LOCKING DOWN.

And we're matching that fall.

Thanks to Biden.

The S&P 500 traded 4.04% lower to 3,923.68, also the worst drop since June 2020. The Nasdaq Composite slipped 4.73% to 11,418.15, which is the largest fall in the tech-heavy index since May 5. The selling was broad and intense on Wall Street with just eight members of the S&P 500 in the green.

Markets returned to heavy selling after two back-to-back quarterly reports from Target and Walmart stoked investor fears of rising inflation taking a bite out of corporate profits and consumer demand. It's the fifth Dow decline of more than 800 points this year, which all occurred as the stock sell-off intensified within the last one month.

"The consumer is challenged," said Megan Horneman, chief investment officer at Verdence Capital Advisors. "We started to see at the end of the year that consumers were turning to credit cards to pay for the rise in food prices, rise in energy prices, and that's actually gotten much worse. ... This is going to hurt those bellwether retail places and Walmart tends to be one of them."

...

"It's clear that transportation costs matter and they're impacting [some of] the largest companies," said Kim Forrest, founder of Bokeh Capital.

You don't say.

"So I think investors are scratching our heads going, 'so, who's next?' And they're giving visibility into what's happening with the consumer."

...

"Any company that relies on households and discretionary purchases will likely suffer this quarter because a lot of discretionary income has been funneled to food and energy prices," said Jack Ablin, founding partner of Cresset Capital.

Oh, and:

In an appearance Wednesday on CNBC's "The Exchange," Jeremy Grantham said the current downturn is worse than the tech bubble of 2000.

Over at Hot Air, John Sexton notes that Fed Chair Powell says he'll raise rates as he must to stop inflation, but former Fed chair Ben Bernacke says that Powell waited to long to start raising rates, and that it's probably too late and that we might be looking down the barrel of the extreme measures that Paul Volcker had to take in 82-83.

Also: Sexton collects a lot of local news video documenting the economic downturn. Biden is not successful in pressuring the local media into pretending this is the Putin Stagflation or whatever bullshit they're pushing today.

Thanks, NeverTrump! Really loving the Sweet Tweets!

Because It's the 70s Again:

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1 Target

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at May 18, 2022 05:27 PM (QYPq3)

2 I'm down low 6 figures.

Fuck Joe Biden

Posted by: redenzo at May 18, 2022 05:27 PM (E7vND)

3 All Biden's doing. And his stooges.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 18, 2022 05:27 PM (ynpvh)

4 We're not making it to the midterms

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at May 18, 2022 05:27 PM (QYPq3)

5 to first or to nood the others?

Posted by: Hands at May 18, 2022 05:27 PM (786Ro)

6 Top ten?

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 18, 2022 05:28 PM (kgPGs)

7 Way to go Joe !

Posted by: It's me donna at May 18, 2022 05:29 PM (bs+z0)

8 it will all be worth it if we can finally settle the score with Ivan, our oldest adversary

Posted by: Cons still fighting the cold war, standing with Ukraine at May 18, 2022 05:29 PM (786Ro)

9 Fucking Democrats

Wrecking shit, like they always do.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 18, 2022 05:29 PM (kgPGs)

10 Good thing I didn't want to retire anytime soon.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 18, 2022 05:29 PM (DRSnL)

11 so pissed

Posted by: Big Star at May 18, 2022 05:30 PM (Modkf)

12 Oh, and screw bro-screwer Omar and her nakba resolution.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 18, 2022 05:30 PM (kgPGs)

13 Muh Normz~!
Muh Principalz~!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 18, 2022 05:30 PM (IEa8U)

14 We can just tax the companies, that are actually making money right now, more.
For equality and equity

...Psaki's Psucki replacement...

Posted by: Bruce at May 18, 2022 05:31 PM (vd8XM)

15 Good times ahead for mother Gaia. Economic collapse and 3 billion dead. Just think of the carbon savings!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 18, 2022 05:31 PM (bg3iC)

16 Remember, 81 million votes. Biden is the 2nd worst president after wilson but he has some more time yet.

Posted by: USNtakim deplorable, now with ultra maga at May 18, 2022 05:31 PM (0OmEj)

17 if only there were some way the USA could greatly increase the supply of oil and gas

it's a mystery

Posted by: Hands at May 18, 2022 05:31 PM (786Ro)

18 #3. That's what I get for reading content first.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 18, 2022 05:31 PM (ynpvh)

19 I say, this is just a TERRIBLE time to be at Amelia Island in the Free State of Florida!

Posted by: RI Red at May 18, 2022 05:33 PM (A1aWg)

20 16 Remember, 81 million votes. Biden is the 2nd worst president after wilson but he has some more time yet.

Posted by: USNtakim deplorable, now with ultra maga at May 18, 2022 05:31 PM (0OmEj)

81 million votes? Yeah, I think a good deal were manufactured and zombie voting.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 18, 2022 05:33 PM (ynpvh)

21 Everybody but an electric car!

That'll fix it.

Posted by: Bruce at May 18, 2022 05:33 PM (vd8XM)

22
Fucking Democrats
Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt

^^^^what a terrible thing to say

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (UgAdJ) - at May 18, 2022 05:33 PM (UgAdJ)

23 It's going to b lit in about 15 months. The Deep State, media, DNC and the leaders of the RNC don't want Trump anywhere near the WH, but there's only one man who can get us out of this, and it's Trump.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 18, 2022 05:33 PM (mR6Gs)

24 Everyone BUY an electric car

That'll fix it

Posted by: Bruce at May 18, 2022 05:34 PM (vd8XM)

25
WE HAVE NOT BEGUN TO FIGHT CLIMATE ENOUGH THAT'S WHY!!!


Posted by: Dr.Rev. Senator Your Highness E Buzz Miller, Esq PhD MA MS at May 18, 2022 05:34 PM (EXgow)

26 It's going to b lit in about 15 months. The Deep State, media, DNC and the leaders of the RNC don't want Trump anywhere near the WH, but there's only one man who can get us out of this, and it's Trump.
Posted by: JoeF.


I think you're forgetting someone....

SHE HULK! Attorney at Law!

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at May 18, 2022 05:34 PM (vcOmj)

27 I'm going home and going out to dinner for our anniversary.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 18, 2022 05:32 PM (DRSnL)

Happy Anniversary!

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at May 18, 2022 05:34 PM (SH2Zi)

28 Everyone buy an electric guitar

Posted by: JoeF. at May 18, 2022 05:35 PM (mR6Gs)

29 24 Everyone BUY an electric car

That'll fix it

Posted by: Bruce at May 18, 2022 05:34 PM (vd8XM)

Ah. That makes more sense. Sorry, but I only have enough money to pay the mortgage, gas, electricity, and food.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 18, 2022 05:35 PM (ynpvh)

30 An audit of twitter found half of Biden's "followers" were fake.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at May 18, 2022 05:35 PM (jTmQV)

31 'member when Kurt would try to convince us that Trump's economy was always terrible?

I 'member...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at May 18, 2022 05:35 PM (LvTSG)

32 It's going to b lit in about 15 months. The Deep State, media, DNC and the leaders of the RNC don't want Trump anywhere near the WH, but there's only one man who can get us out of this, and it's Trump.
Posted by: JoeF

Beto Beto Beto

...Minions...

Posted by: Bruce at May 18, 2022 05:35 PM (vd8XM)

33 You know the pisser about all of this is that-

None of got needed to happen. Exactly zero.

The destruction of our economy and society has all been a choice. And done on purpose.

Biden and Our Betters chose to throw the country into poverty and hunger.

The Fanatic Democrats have destroyed America on purpose and by plan.

Just remember this when we're Venezuela.

Fanatic fucking Democrats are to blame.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 18, 2022 05:35 PM (OK0YZ)

34 Remember that for every seller, there is a buyer.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 18, 2022 05:35 PM (3aLWR)

35 So. what to invest in, besides lead-brass-precision machined steel? Precious metals?

Wait, I got it -- bars. Saloons tend to do well during recessions, as people drown their sorrows.

Oh, and as a funny aside, Elon has said he now plans to vote for Republicans! First time ever, he mostly claims. lol.

"I have voted overwhelmingly for Democrats, historically," Musk acknowledged. "Like I'm not sure, I might never have voted for a Republican, just to be clear."

"Now this election I will," he added.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 18, 2022 05:35 PM (F0YaR)

36 it would require at least a 500 bps rate hike to start to do anything and the government would be bankrupt immediately, so get ready for hyperinflation because the government's pets need their gimmedats and the printing presses will go brrrr.

Posted by: x at May 18, 2022 05:35 PM (uQFwj)

37 26 It's going to b lit in about 15 months. The Deep State, media, DNC and the leaders of the RNC don't want Trump anywhere near the WH, but there's only one man who can get us out of this, and it's Trump.
Posted by: JoeF.

I think you're forgetting someone....

SHE HULK! Attorney at Law!
Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at May 18, 2022 05:34 PM (vcOmj)

The new head of the ministry of Truth?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 18, 2022 05:35 PM (ynpvh)

38 The quantitative easing explained. One of my all time favorites. It's a cartoon even Morons can understand.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTUY16CkS-k

Posted by: David Prince at May 18, 2022 05:36 PM (WUxVt)

39 Everyone BUY an electric car

That'll fix it

Posted by: Bruce


Everybody have fun tonight!
Everybody wang-chung tonight

And don't forget to but that electric car!

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at May 18, 2022 05:36 PM (vcOmj)

40 30 An audit of twitter found half of Biden's "followers" were fake.
Posted by: gourmand du jour at May 18, 2022 05:35 PM (jTmQV)

====

But their bot problem is only 5%.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at May 18, 2022 05:36 PM (LvTSG)

41
You still owe taxes on your unrealized gains.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 18, 2022 05:36 PM (/U27+)

42 People will be DEMANDING Trump by the time '24 rolls around. They might as well cancel the primaries.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 18, 2022 05:36 PM (mR6Gs)

43 Ah. That makes more sense. Sorry, but I only have enough money to pay the mortgage, gas, electricity, and food.
Posted by: jim

Well, one of those has got to go...for the economy and to fight Russia

Posted by: Bruce at May 18, 2022 05:37 PM (vd8XM)

44 I am depressed.

Posted by: Mr Taggart at May 18, 2022 05:37 PM (HGNhd)

45 >>> Biden is not successful in pressuring the local media into pretending this is the Putin Stagflation or whatever bullshit they're pushing today.


I can't suck everyone's dick!

Posted by: Kamala at May 18, 2022 05:37 PM (qsj+f)

46 Oh, and as a funny aside, Elon has said he now plans to vote for Republicans! First time ever, he mostly claims. lol.

"I have voted overwhelmingly for Democrats, historically," Musk acknowledged. "Like I'm not sure, I might never have voted for a Republican, just to be clear."

"Now this election I will," he added.
Posted by: GnuBreed at May 18, 2022 05:35 PM (F0YaR)

The new face of white supremacy.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at May 18, 2022 05:37 PM (b2nrj)

47 Hooray, the return of funemployment and staycations!

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 18, 2022 05:37 PM (ppBhU)

48 We are going to need a good recipe for Democrat on the food thread.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 18, 2022 05:37 PM (ZLI7S)

49 And I was think about retiring next year.


Foxtrot Juno Bravo

Posted by: Archer at May 18, 2022 05:37 PM (gmo/4)

50 People will be DEMANDING Trump by the time '24 rolls around. They might as well cancel the primaries.
Posted by: JoeF.


I think we will all be wearing onions on our belts and shouting at the sky by 2024.

If man is still alive...
If woman can survive....

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at May 18, 2022 05:37 PM (vcOmj)

51 Quick, lets have another white supremacist shooting ! This time make sure he's wearing a MAGA hat !

Posted by: Biden regime at May 18, 2022 05:37 PM (bs+z0)

52 And whammo! This is how to steal your next election.

Posted by: Eromero at May 18, 2022 05:38 PM (0OP+5)

53 Somebody on another board just asked me to name one thing that the Democrats are screwing up.

LOL. Waste. of. time.

"No--it's all PUTIN!" <-- said the people who blamed 100% of the "Covide deaths" on Trump, and couldn't bring themselves to blame a single one on Governor Death.

Posted by: Axeman at May 18, 2022 05:38 PM (krQz2)

54 "The Dow Jones Industrial Average posted its biggest loss since 2020 on Wednesday after another major retailer warned of rising cost pressures, confirming investors' worst fears over rising inflation and rekindling the brutal 2022 sell-off."

So they're telling us all of these investors were totally in the dark about rising inflation?

Posted by: aelfheld at May 18, 2022 05:38 PM (Zy9Yy)

55 I'll tell ya one thing. All these illegals are going to come in handy when we go to war with Russia. Oh, didn't we tell you? The path to citizenship goes right through military service.

Posted by: The COC at May 18, 2022 05:38 PM (mR6Gs)

56 What!!!! 7 dollar Diesel Fuel might have an effect on the prices of things?

Well, knock me over with a feather.

These people are criminally insane and evil.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 18, 2022 05:38 PM (QhU+E)

57 The new face of white supremacy.


Elon is African-American

Posted by: Archer at May 18, 2022 05:39 PM (gmo/4)

58 but 1/6!

"no, we can't show you the video of it because it's just too traumatizing but we promise it's bad!"

Posted by: sockamster-rookie poster at May 18, 2022 05:39 PM (OuH7W)

59 53 Somebody on another board just asked me to name one thing that the Democrats are screwing up.

LOL. Waste. of. time.

"No--it's all PUTIN!"
Posted by: Axeman at May 18, 2022 05:38 PM (krQz2

====

"Nothing. Bad luck just happens when Democrats are in charge."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at May 18, 2022 05:39 PM (LvTSG)

60 People will be DEMANDING Trump by the time '24 rolls around. They might as well cancel the primaries.
Posted by: JoeF.
---
Not so fast. I heard Lawnchair Pence is going to run.

Posted by: Axeman at May 18, 2022 05:39 PM (krQz2)

61 I can't suck everyone's dick!

Posted by: Kamala at 

Try harder.

Posted by: Madonna at May 18, 2022 05:39 PM (yYRn9)

62 Do the Hustle!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 18, 2022 05:40 PM (XvPQV)

63 At least in the end, there will be only chaos. So I've heard, anyway.

Posted by: Thrawn at May 18, 2022 05:40 PM (Rl7KJ)

64 Take one democrat out of their Subaru or Prius.
Tenderize vigorously.
De-bone and season.
Toss in to nearby volcano for 20 minutes.
REPEAT

Posted by: gourmand du jour at May 18, 2022 05:40 PM (jTmQV)

65 53 Somebody on another board just asked me to name one thing that the Democrats are screwing up.

//

these NPC's are quite useless, just tell them to get a firmware upgrade, it's not 2016.

"oh, I'm so rational and smart but I can't conceive of any evidence..."

Posted by: sockamster-rookie poster at May 18, 2022 05:40 PM (OuH7W)

66 Do it:
https://youtu.be/SFzMs2SN--s

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 18, 2022 05:40 PM (XvPQV)

67 Oh, and as a funny aside, Elon has said he now plans to vote for Republicans! First time ever, he mostly claims. lol.

"I have voted overwhelmingly for Democrats, historically," Musk acknowledged. "Like I'm not sure, I might never have voted for a Republican, just to be clear."


Did you get that millenials?? The guy who "invented" the electric car and is a hero to your generation is going to vote GOP??

It's cool to vote GOP!!

Posted by: JoeF. at May 18, 2022 05:40 PM (mR6Gs)

68 In June I am going to Utah to join my son in a Christian men's retreat for the third year in a row. The previous two were very therapeutic for my soul. I wondered aloud if I should skip it because of gas prices. Wife said, No, you have to go. We can afford it.

she's right. I really need to be there. I am trying hard not to let the events of the world shake my faith.

Plus, I love road trips.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at May 18, 2022 05:40 PM (x8Wzq)

69 Juliet not Juno. Man I'm tired today.

Posted by: Archer at May 18, 2022 05:40 PM (gmo/4)

70 Do The Hustle.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 18, 2022 05:40 PM (XvPQV)

71 See, all you pessimists and cynics were worried that the government would take away your 401(k)s. Well, worry no more, it can't take what you don't have.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 18, 2022 05:41 PM (ppBhU)

72 I gotta stay offline when the nooz is so depressing

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 18, 2022 05:41 PM (fqb04)

73 59 53 Somebody on another board just asked me to name one thing that the Democrats are screwing up.
LOL. Waste. of. time.
"No--it's all PUTIN!"
Posted by: Axeman at May 18, 2022 05:38 PM (krQz2
====
"Nothing. Bad luck just happens when Democrats are in charge."
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at May 18, 2022 05:39 PM (LvTSG)

You make it sound like it's NOT done on purpose.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 18, 2022 05:41 PM (ynpvh)

74 Nobody ever made it clear that Biden was a regression to the norm.

Posted by: Axeman at May 18, 2022 05:41 PM (krQz2)

75 Somebody on another board just asked me to name one thing that the Democrats are screwing up

Tell them "everything."

Posted by: JoeF. at May 18, 2022 05:41 PM (mR6Gs)

76 44 I am depressed.
Posted by: Mr Taggart at May 18, 2022 05:37 PM (HGNhd)


Inorite? OMG, dating in one's 30's is sooooooooooo depressing.

Posted by: She-Hulk: Attorney at Law! at May 18, 2022 05:41 PM (DTX3h)

77 you guys are worrying about the stock market?

scoff...

I have a boutique complaint I'm trying to grow into a national movement.

Posted by: sockamster-rookie poster at May 18, 2022 05:41 PM (OuH7W)

78 So they're telling us all of these investors were totally in the dark about rising inflation?
Posted by: aelfheld

Fundamentals are going to shit.

This is all computer driven trading. People (brokers and traders on the floor of the Stock Exchange) can't move this many shares in this short a time.

The algorithms that drive computer trading, regardless of the company, all are telling them the same thing.
SELL!

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at May 18, 2022 05:41 PM (vcOmj)

79 i'm gonna start referring to that little window that pops up when you leave the main page as putin's pop-up.

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at May 18, 2022 05:41 PM (oY6Yp)

80 I'm mostly retired. Tomorrow is my last day of teaching at the University where i don't teach anymore, but I'm teaching this term for beer money.
I picked a shitty time to finally retire for food.
FJB

Posted by: Diogenes at May 18, 2022 05:42 PM (anj39)

81 54 "The Dow Jones Industrial Average posted its biggest loss since 2020 on Wednesday after another major retailer warned of rising cost pressures, confirming investors' worst fears over rising inflation and rekindling the brutal 2022 sell-off."

So they're telling us all of these investors were totally in the dark about rising inflation?
Posted by: aelfheld at May 18, 2022 05:38 PM (Zy9Yy)

We're having a genuine tech industry crash it looks like. Like inflation sucks, but it doesn't stop the stock market from going up (not necessarily net of inflation but in nominal terms, see Venezuela for example).

For some reason, despite the decline in the Nasdaq, it's being commented less on as the driving sector(unlike say housing in 200.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at May 18, 2022 05:42 PM (b2nrj)

82 hey, if only these companies would pay their fair share or something.

Posted by: sockamster-rookie poster at May 18, 2022 05:42 PM (OuH7W)

83 PSA Dagger with TEN magazines $399
https://palmettostatearmory.com/ psa-dager-compact-9mm-doctor-cut-pistol-w-10-pmag -27rd-15rd-magazines-psa-pistol-bag.html

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Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 18, 2022 05:42 PM (XvPQV)

84 It's cool to vote GOP!!
Posted by: JoeF. at May 18, 2022 05:40 PM (mR6Gs)
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It's NOT cool to suddenly decide you hate BIPOCs, bigot.

Posted by: Axeman at May 18, 2022 05:42 PM (krQz2)

85 Hello Larry! Holy crap.

Worst thing that happened to MASH was when McClean Stevenson and Wayne Rogers left. Although I do admit that David Ogden Stiers and harry Morgan had pretty solid characters. But the rest: *pppbbbttt*

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at May 18, 2022 05:42 PM (x8Wzq)

86 retire for good.
But for food works too.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 18, 2022 05:43 PM (anj39)

87 I'm broadly diversified but the policies of The Regime are killing all sectors.

Like this Abbott business, I'm heavily invested in the company, it's lost around 10pct.

I fully believe the Junta plans their evil around the contents of my investment portfolio.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 18, 2022 05:43 PM (QhU+E)

88 Seriously here. The Biden Regime is a complete debacle, BUT did anyone actually believe that you could literally strangle large parts of the economy for two years, payoff people with money you couldn't possibly pay back, deliberately cause massive social friction and othering ,and then just go on as if nothing had happened ?
The Covid Panic will and is now leading to a far worse meltdown than this reaction of a ponzi scheme market mechanism.

Posted by: Dougf at May 18, 2022 05:43 PM (0TXsI)

89 I heard their top spot just opened.

Did the previous guy just jump out of an office window?

Posted by: Dr. Mabusette at May 18, 2022 05:43 PM (g5CMt)

90 You make it sound like it's NOT done on purpose.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 18, 2022 05:41 PM (ynpvh)

It's really hard to tell. They are so stupid, inept and incompetent that I can't believe they actually planned something so successful.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 18, 2022 05:43 PM (mR6Gs)

91 84 It's cool to vote GOP!!
Posted by: JoeF. at May 18, 2022 05:40 PM (mR6Gs)
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It's NOT cool to suddenly decide you hate BIPOCs, bigot.

Posted by: Axeman at May 18, 2022 05:42 PM (krQz2)

i never really liked Bipoc on Voyager.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 18, 2022 05:43 PM (ynpvh)

92 I'm going home and going out to dinner for our anniversary.
Posted by: Jordan61
___

Congrats and have fun!

Posted by: SMH at God's grace at May 18, 2022 05:43 PM (Tzr2/)

93 That SOB Trump is at it again !! Trump must be impeached for the 126th time for this problem created by Biden and the Democrats !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Ferd Berfall at May 18, 2022 05:44 PM (rPHJY)

94 I do like how they made Shulkie look, I wonder how little time she's going to spend green in the show though.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 18, 2022 05:44 PM (KZzsI)

95 what d-lamp said X 81 million

Posted by: x at May 18, 2022 05:44 PM (uQFwj)

96
6102

FJB

Posted by: Yo! Ultra Ultra MAGA at May 18, 2022 05:44 PM (bTQ72)

97 I heard their top spot just opened.

Did the previous guy just jump out of an office window?
Posted by: Dr. Mabusette at May 18, 2022 05:43 PM (g5CMt)

Ha! Just recalled a secne in The IT Crowd where the boss calmly opened a window and jumped out.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at May 18, 2022 05:44 PM (x8Wzq)

98 90 You make it sound like it's NOT done on purpose.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 18, 2022 05:41 PM (ynpvh)

It's really hard to tell. They are so stupid, inept and incompetent that I can't believe they actually planned something so successful.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 18, 2022 05:43 PM (mR6Gs)

If the goal is to ruin the US, they're doing it right, just like the playbook says.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 18, 2022 05:45 PM (ynpvh)

99 hey, if only these companies would pay their fair share or something.
Posted by: sockamster-rookie poster at May 18, 2022 05:42 PM (OuH7W)
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Yeah, that's a good point.

Oh, really? Joe's not "causing" inflation? Well, all the same, it's better that problems are solved. It might be good to have somebody in office that can get counsel on some course of action that even has a chance of affecting inflation! Instead of tweeting fecklessly.

Posted by: Axeman at May 18, 2022 05:45 PM (krQz2)

100 Hey Brandon!

Drill Baby Drill!

Posted by: rd at May 18, 2022 05:45 PM (Z32m1)

101 I'm going home and going out to dinner for our anniversary.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 18, 2022 05:32 PM (DRSnL)

Happy Anniversary!
Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at May 18, 2022 05:34 PM (SH2Zi)

Happy Anniversay and see y'all soon!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 18, 2022 05:46 PM (XvPQV)

102 well, the energy thing is on purpose because we should all just use tesla's. don't you know electricity is free. And it'll be cheaper once everyone uses electric cars.

the military thing is on purpose because, sure, we can't drive ships or shoot straight but all it'll take are a few drones and javelins to put down middle america.

Posted by: sockamster-rookie poster at May 18, 2022 05:46 PM (OuH7W)

103
A variation of Clarke's Third Law: Any sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 18, 2022 05:46 PM (Mzdiz)

104 C'mon Joe! Lay Some Pipe!

Posted by: rd at May 18, 2022 05:46 PM (Z32m1)

105 Did the previous guy just jump out of an office window?
Posted by: Dr. Mabusette at May 18, 2022 05:43 PM (g5CMt)
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Come on Perky! You can do it!

Posted by: Those two guys from that Monty Python Office Sketch at May 18, 2022 05:46 PM (krQz2)

106 Norms Restored. America is Back! No Mean Tweets!

So totally Worth It You Guys!!

Posted by: Common Tater at May 18, 2022 05:47 PM (+xjfh)

107 >>>WE HAVE NOT BEGUN TO FIGHT CLIMATE ENOUGH THAT'S WHY!!!


Posted by: Dr.Rev. Senator Your Highness E Buzz Miller, Esq PhD MA MS at May 18, 2022 05:34 PM (EXgow)

Bruh

Posted by: Sri Lanka at May 18, 2022 05:47 PM (QYPq3)

108 i never really liked Bipoc on Voyager.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 18, 2022 05:43 PM (ynpvh)

6 of 9 was hot, though.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 18, 2022 05:47 PM (XvPQV)

109 81 million votes.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 18, 2022 05:48 PM (ZLI7S)

110 108 i never really liked Bipoc on Voyager.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 18, 2022 05:43 PM (ynpvh)

6 of 9 was hot, though.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 18, 2022 05:47 PM (XvPQV)

She certainly was in the right position to be. I mean, 6 of 9, 69?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 18, 2022 05:48 PM (ynpvh)

111 Never ascribe to Incompetence that which is adequately explained by Malice

Posted by: Common Tater at May 18, 2022 05:48 PM (+xjfh)

112 "and elections won't because all those illegals we're bringing in will vote brandon or their ballots will. or we're just going to stuff the boxes, and fuck you, you republicans let us do it in 2020 and you rolled over."

Posted by: sockamster-rookie poster at May 18, 2022 05:48 PM (OuH7W)

113 > Foxtrot Juno Bravo

Wait, did they change Juliett to Juno?

Posted by: bonhomme at May 18, 2022 05:48 PM (eyxn4)

114 Norms Restored. America is Back! No Mean Tweets!

So totally Worth It You Guys!!
Posted by: Common Tater at May 18, 2022 05:47 PM (+xjfh)
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Yup instead of baby formula + mean tweets. We have no baby formula + burning food plants + no officially-recognized mean tweets.

Posted by: Those two guys from that Monty Python Office Sketch at May 18, 2022 05:48 PM (krQz2)

115 109 81 million votes.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 18, 2022 05:48 PM (ZLI7S)

and only 1 voter

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 18, 2022 05:48 PM (ynpvh)

116 Beginning to think it was triggered by the news Cerebral Inc. was going to pause ADHD prescriptions.

Posted by: aelfheld at May 18, 2022 05:48 PM (Zy9Yy)

117 Everything is Putin's fault, nothing is Sundowner's

Posted by: Skip at May 18, 2022 05:48 PM (2JoB8)

118 I heard their top spot just opened.

Did the previous guy just jump out of an office window?
Posted by: Dr. Mabusette at May 18, 2022 05:43 PM (g5CMt)

Ha! Just recalled a scene in The IT Crowd where the boss calmly opened a window and jumped out.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at May 18, 2022 05:44 PM (x8Wzq)


Nina J., in the Pudknocker Proxy

Posted by: rd at May 18, 2022 05:49 PM (Z32m1)

119 also, you guys, remember that gas from Russia is bad while Iranian oil is good and doesn't cause global wahmin

Posted by: sockamster-rookie poster at May 18, 2022 05:49 PM (OuH7W)

120 Jankowicz

Posted by: The List at May 18, 2022 05:49 PM (lRlNr)

121 113 > Foxtrot Juno Bravo

Wait, did they change Juliett to Juno?

Posted by: bonhomme at May 18, 2022 05:48 PM (eyxn4)

It's a more transgender-friendly name.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 18, 2022 05:49 PM (ynpvh)

122 As soon as we appoint a Historic First tranny-specially-abled-American-of-color I'm sure this will all clear up.

Posted by: Zek at May 18, 2022 05:49 PM (OzNIz)

123 There's a claim I have seen floating around that most jobs are created when Democrats have power. I think a lot of the justification for this is that the 90's were a roaring economy and we had Clinton as President.

I don't think the President had anything to do with the rise Internet companies. That was going to happen and it must have been fun to be the President at that time and be able to say "see how great things are with me in charge?"

It's amazing how open-and-shut the current situation is. Yes, the Ukraine war muddies the waters a bit, but in brief: economy sucked under Obama, economy was roaring within a year of Trump policies going into effect, economy sucked immediately upon Biden getting into office.

Oh wait, I forgot. Obama's policies were wise and gave us a roaring economy... it's just that they took exactly 8 years and a few months to take effect, and Trump just got the benefit. And Trump screwed everything up in a way that just happened to take effect after Biden took office. Yeah, that's it, that's the ticket.

Posted by: mr_jack at May 18, 2022 05:49 PM (57l0O)

124 I guess there’s Monkeypox in Massachusetts.

Fitting.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 18, 2022 05:49 PM (4ErMj)

125 I used to have this cartoon on the fridge many many years ago with a guy saying "The bottom fell out of the stock market, I lost $6.42"

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 18, 2022 05:50 PM (lgeFv)

126 120 Jankowicz

Posted by: The List at May 18, 2022 05:49 PM (lRlNr)

Janky-witch.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 18, 2022 05:50 PM (ynpvh)

127 WTF?
Jankowicz

Posted by: The List at May 18, 2022 05:50 PM (lRlNr)

128 I'm going home and going out to dinner for our anniversary.
Posted by: Jordan61
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Congrats and have fun!
Posted by: SMH at God's grace

Seconded !

Posted by: JT at May 18, 2022 05:50 PM (arJlL)

129 also, you guys, remember that gas from Russia is bad while Iranian oil is good and doesn't cause global wahmin

Posted by: sockamster-rookie poster at May 18, 2022 05:49 PM (OuH7W)
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Even if Russia profits, apparently.

Because it is so important to go through with that Iran deal that Russia is brokering so they can profit off of Iranian oil.

Posted by: Axeman at May 18, 2022 05:50 PM (krQz2)

130 >>>6 of 9 was hot, though.

i never watched any of those shows but I always called her 6 of 9.

Posted by: ace at May 18, 2022 05:50 PM (0G13K)

131 CEOs are greedy bastards. I'm a little shocked they haven't been picketing at Biden's door over his Administration's sheer dumbfuckery.

Mr Man-Lactation Buttijuice has done fuckall except pose for family photos. And Biden can't stop shitting his wife's underwear.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 18, 2022 05:50 PM (9qSw/)

132 There's a claim I have seen floating around that most jobs are created when Democrats have power. I think a lot of the justification for this is that the 90's were a roaring economy and we had Clinton as President.

//

Bush W didn't do nothing about housing bullshit and then it bit him in the ass in 2008. So, his great economic activity was vitiated.

Same with Trump.

Pls don't count FDR

Obama and Biden get the post dip bounce

Posted by: sockamster-rookie poster at May 18, 2022 05:51 PM (OuH7W)

133 i never really liked Bipoc on Voyager.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 18, 2022 05:43 PM (ynpvh)

6 of 9 was hot, though.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 18, 2022 05:47 PM (XvPQV)


Didn't Mister 6 of 9 manage to start Barack Obama's National Political career?

Posted by: rd at May 18, 2022 05:51 PM (Z32m1)

134 94 I do like how they made Shulkie look, I wonder how little time she's going to spend green in the show though.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 18, 2022 05:44 PM (KZzsI)

No green!

Posted by: Hunter Biden at May 18, 2022 05:51 PM (1RtpF)

135 Eliminate all federal funding of EBT cards, blame the illegal aliens, and make popcorn.

Watch people look for jobs, drive out the invaders, and help reduce gubmint spending.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 18, 2022 05:51 PM (kgPGs)

136 Jankowicz
Posted by: The List at May 18, 2022 05:49 PM (lRlNr)
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Ninny Janky

Posted by: Axeman at May 18, 2022 05:51 PM (krQz2)

137 >Worst thing that happened to MASH was when McClean Stevenson and Wayne Rogers left. Although I do admit that David Ogden Stiers and harry Morgan had pretty solid characters. But the rest: *pppbbbttt*
Posted by: Pug Mahon
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Respectfully disagree. Straight in the shitter when Larry Linville left. Unwatchable after that. Like Andy Griffith after Don Knotts.

Posted by: Biff Pocoroba at May 18, 2022 05:52 PM (HGNhd)

138
Because It's the 70s Again:

Because of Global Warming moths ate my leisure suit.

My daughter never stops asking 'why are Republicans doing this to the country'. I have to wipe a single gin-soaked tear from my eye every time.

Posted by: Karen CheChe's Common Law Husband at May 18, 2022 05:52 PM (dQvv7)

139 125 I used to have this cartoon on the fridge many many years ago with a guy saying "The bottom fell out of the stock market, I lost $6.42"
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 18, 2022 05:50 PM (lgeFv)

And then you had more money in the stock market and it was less funny?

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at May 18, 2022 05:52 PM (b2nrj)

140 When Deadpan Bedpan Brainpan Biden orders a first strike nuke dropped on the Florida Governor's Mansion, the MDM-MSM and New Improved Ministry of Truth will report it as the Putin Apocalypse.

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun and games at May 18, 2022 05:52 PM (AYpIl)

141 130 >>>6 of 9 was hot, though.

i never watched any of those shows but I always called her 6 of 9.
Posted by: ace at May 18, 2022 05:50 PM (0G13K)

:fistbump:

It IS the obvious reference, with the way she looked, dressed and what she brought to the show.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 18, 2022 05:52 PM (XvPQV)

142 6 of 9 was hot, though.

44 of D.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at May 18, 2022 05:52 PM (hWaIR)

143 Because It's the 70s Again:

except without any of the fun.

Posted by: sockamster-rookie poster at May 18, 2022 05:52 PM (OuH7W)

144 Bush W didn't do nothing about housing bullshit and then it bit him in the ass in 2008.

He did try, but congress flipped him off. He made several speeches warning about the coming danger. He tried to change the laws but congress refused.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 18, 2022 05:52 PM (KZzsI)

145 >>CEOs are greedy bastards. I'm a little shocked they haven't been picketing at Biden's door over his Administration's sheer dumbfuckery.


Bezos of all people is starting to turn on Biden.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 18, 2022 05:52 PM (ZLI7S)

146 Several blue states are mandating electric cars by 2030, or you don't buy a car. That includes trucks, farm equipment, school buses, and even your lawn mower.
New York State is leading the way, hooray, for Gov. Kathy.
Assuming we all last that long, and have the electrical power, with all the natural gas power plants being shut down also.

Posted by: Colin at May 18, 2022 05:53 PM (YVx1O)

147 132 There's a claim I have seen floating around that most jobs are created when Democrats have power. I think a lot of the justification for this is that the 90's were a roaring economy and we had Clinton as President.
//
Bush W didn't do nothing about housing bullshit and then it bit him in the ass in 2008. So, his great economic activity was vitiated.

Same with Trump.
Pls don't count FDR
Obama and Biden get the post dip bounce

Posted by: sockamster-rookie poster at May 18, 2022 05:51 PM (OuH7W)

2000 was not a good year. I was working at a startup and when the stockmarket dumped, so did the angel investors.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 18, 2022 05:53 PM (ynpvh)

148 but think of how bad things would be if Trump was still the President! Go fo Joe Twenty Fo!

Posted by: Democrats at May 18, 2022 05:53 PM (Ynyl9)

149 So let me get this straight, if I want to buy the Treasury bonds with my money I can buy them directly from the Treasury? Yes. And if you want to buy the Treasury bonds with your money you can buy them from the Treasury? Right. But if the Ben Bernanke wants to buy the Treasury bonds using the American people's money he does not buy them from the Treasury, he buys them from the Goldman Sachs? Exactly.

And is the Goldman Sachs give him a good price? Of course not, they are the Goldman Sachs, they make their living ripping off the American people.

Posted by: David Prince at May 18, 2022 05:53 PM (WUxVt)

150
Just reading Denninger, now. He says, Fed must hike 200 bps today, and 100 bps every damn meeting going forward. All refined energy product exports must be stopped (so sorry, Europe). All restrictions on energy production must be lifted. Right now. Dirty coal plants? Better let 'em rip. Let everything rip.

That might save the system. Stonks will go back to 2011 levels, maybe more. Get ready for that.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 18, 2022 05:53 PM (Mzdiz)

151 It's really hard to tell. They are so stupid, inept and incompetent that I can't believe they actually planned something so successful.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 18, 2022 05:43 PM (mR6Gs)

No, but their puppet masters did.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 18, 2022 05:53 PM (VwHCD)

152 >>> Somebody on another board just asked me to name one thing that the Democrats are screwing up. LOL. Waste. of. time. "No--it's all PUTIN!"
Posted by: Axeman at May 18, 2022 05:38 PM (krQz2)


Throughout history, you normally never convince large groups of people of the errors of their ways. In fact, things like a healthy and functioning press were conceived to allow people a chance to see how they're wrong and change. To inject the body politic with new ideas and allow debate to change the course of the public away from disaster. But that is not the norm.

The norm is when all the people who had terrible bad ideas are plowed under by the final destructive force of their failure while killing a good number of the innocent and right-minded too.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 18, 2022 05:53 PM (qsj+f)

153 i never watched any of those shows but I always called her 6 of 9.
Posted by: ace at May 18, 2022 05:50 PM (0G13K)

Bitch should have gone to those sex clubs and stayed married. Then the JEF wouldn't have been elected senator.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at May 18, 2022 05:53 PM (kgPGs)

154 He did try, but congress flipped him off. He made several speeches warning about the coming danger. He tried to change the laws but congress refused.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 18, 2022 05:52 PM (KZzsI)

It's funny how there's always extensive discussion of a problem that becomes a recession for years in advance of it happening. Like tech bubble talk, there'd been lots of talk about it post-covid.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at May 18, 2022 05:54 PM (b2nrj)

155 There's only one way out of inflation and the Fed seems unwilling to go there.

All of this shit could have been avoided. Stop spending trillions, balance the federal budget and fix the fucking supply line issues.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 18, 2022 05:54 PM (9qSw/)

156 Afternoon.

It was mentioned at the end of the las

Posted by: Robert at May 18, 2022 05:54 PM (1Yy3c)

157 Dirty coal plants? Better let 'em rip. Let everything rip.

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*gasp of relief*

Posted by: Eric Swalwell at May 18, 2022 05:54 PM (krQz2)

158 oh right. FDR had 16 years of his great depression but then he drafted the whole country for a war.

Posted by: sockamster-rookie poster at May 18, 2022 05:54 PM (OuH7W)

159 Didn't Mister 6 of 9 manage to start Barack Obama's National Political career?
Posted by: rd at May 18, 2022 05:51 PM (Z32m1)

Jah, more or less. Their divorce records were unsealed, because Chicago, and it was revealed that he would take Joleen to swingers clubs and basically whore her out in exchange for strange ass.

Asshole does that deserves to lose, but the whole country had to suffer.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 18, 2022 05:54 PM (XvPQV)

160 Something tells me that this is going to be a long, hot, and violent Summer and God only knows what else.

Posted by: Cheri at May 18, 2022 05:54 PM (oiNtH)

161 If it's Poo Tin's fault then nuke him.
If it's Brandon's fault I don't know what to do.

Posted by: torabora at May 18, 2022 05:54 PM (7rCkf)

162 He tried to change the laws but congress refused.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 18, 2022 05:52 PM (KZzsI)
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He forgot the pass-around money.

Posted by: Axeman at May 18, 2022 05:55 PM (krQz2)

163 It's funny how there's always extensive discussion of a problem that becomes a recession for years in advance of it happening. Like tech bubble talk, there'd been lots of talk about it post-covid.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy

Cassandra's curse but hindsight is 20/20

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 18, 2022 05:55 PM (fqb04)

164 Clinton benefited from the new tech in computers and the internet; also Gingrich and the Repubs taking Congress. W Bush caught the tech and telecom corrections, and also Barney Frank Chris Dodd et al pushing for everyone to be able to buy a house.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at May 18, 2022 05:55 PM (Ynyl9)

165 Bezos of all people is starting to turn on Biden.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 18, 2022 05:52 PM (ZLI7S)

Oligarchs really love their money. Inflation makes them poorer.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 18, 2022 05:55 PM (XvPQV)

166 Straight in the shitter when Larry Linville left. Unwatchable after that. Like Andy Griffith after Don Knotts.
Posted by: Biff Pocoroba at May 18, 2022 05:52 PM (HGNhd)

Point taken. Larry Linville was so funny, and a really nice guy, from what I've heard. Alan Alda had nothing but respect for the man.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at May 18, 2022 05:56 PM (x8Wzq)

167 There's only one way out of inflation and the Fed seems unwilling to go there.

All of this shit could have been avoided. Stop spending trillions, balance the federal budget and fix the fucking supply line issues.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 18, 2022 05:54 PM (9qSw/)

That makes sense and we can’t have any of that.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 18, 2022 05:56 PM (4ErMj)

168 It's funny how there's always extensive discussion of a problem that becomes a recession for years in advance of it happening. Like tech bubble talk, there'd been lots of talk about it post-covid.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy

that's the thing...right?

no president or politicians is going to STOP the good times when there's a bubble brewing. You think Clinton was going to pre-pop the tech bubble? Bush wasn't going to stop letting banks pump up real estate by giving NINJA loans to illegals. Obama figured quantative easing could work forever. and really, it made his donors rich, and also fuck america, let's bring in h1b's to work instead.

Posted by: sockamster-rookie poster at May 18, 2022 05:56 PM (OuH7W)

169 Heard some conservative writer being read on some talk radio make an excellent argument against the ubiquitous, lazy, & nearly-universally incorrect practice now of what he called "mono-causal" explanations for events -- which usually have multiple and complex causes.

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun and games at May 18, 2022 05:56 PM (AYpIl)

170 145 >>CEOs are greedy bastards. I'm a little shocked they haven't been picketing at Biden's door over his Administration's sheer dumbfuckery.


Bezos of all people is starting to turn on Biden.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 18, 2022 05:52 PM (ZLI7S)


Yeah, I saw that. Their bonuses and pay are directly tied to stock performance. People are not spending money because they are scared as hell and prices are insane. The government has done fuckall but make it worse.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 18, 2022 05:56 PM (9qSw/)

171 I'm not sure I'd even heard of "Hello Larry". So I looked it up. Friday nights? At that point in my life I don't think I EVER watched TV then. B-ball tournaments, maybe.

Posted by: Eeyore at May 18, 2022 05:56 PM (R0Tis)

172 157 Dirty coal plants? Better let 'em rip. Let everything rip.

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*gasp of relief*
Posted by: Eric Swalwell at May 18, 2022 05:54 PM (krQz2)

Wrong sig - that would Manchin...

Honestly, if we're talking coal, we've learned how to produce it in a much more environmentally friendly way (at least compared to the bird destruction of wind power) - we just don't want to use it...

Posted by: Nova local at May 18, 2022 05:56 PM (exHjb)

173 160 Something tells me that this is going to be a long, hot, and violent Summer and God only knows what else.
Posted by: Cheri at May 18, 2022 05:54 PM (oiNtH)

See me at #83

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 18, 2022 05:56 PM (XvPQV)

174 149 So let me get this straight, if I want to buy the Treasury bonds with my money I can buy them directly from the Treasury? Yes. And if you want to buy the Treasury bonds with your money you can buy them from the Treasury? Right. But if the Ben Bernanke wants to buy the Treasury bonds using the American people's money he does not buy them from the Treasury, he buys them from the Goldman Sachs? Exactly.

And is the Goldman Sachs give him a good price? Of course not, they are the Goldman Sachs, they make their living ripping off the American people.
Posted by: David Prince at May 18, 2022 05:53 PM (WUxVt)

If he buys them from the Treasury that money wouldn't go into the market absent a congressional appropriation and corresponding spending (the point of the purchase).

The Treasury also doesn't produce debt instruments in unlimited quantities. For large investors and main financing purposes it has large auctions. The smaller amounts that you can buy are specifically reserved for smaller investors and not meaningful in quantity for this purpose.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at May 18, 2022 05:56 PM (b2nrj)

175 Bitch should have gone to those sex clubs and stayed married. Then the JEF wouldn't have been elected senator.

Eh, her husband was kind of the Ur-Cuck. Cucked before it was "cool." Her he has these vast tracts of land, and he wants to invite all these sharecroppers onto them.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 18, 2022 05:56 PM (ppBhU)

176 I took a beating in 2008. Big losses. Could not trust that Oshistforbrains would turn things around.

What has changed?

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at May 18, 2022 05:57 PM (lKAqb)

177 If this plunge is Putin's fault we need to stay out of his business to save our economy.

But, hey, what's 40 billion among thieves?

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 18, 2022 05:57 PM (DcKNO)

178
"What all the wise men promised has not happened, and what all the damned fools said would happen has come to pass." - Lord Melbourne

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 18, 2022 05:57 PM (/U27+)

179 Well that was weird.

I was going to make a comment, decided against it, refreshed the page and my half formed comment posted.

Posted by: Robert at May 18, 2022 05:57 PM (1Yy3c)

180 Oh also the Federal Reserve's money isn't the government's money. So purchasing at bad prices would hurt the banks.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at May 18, 2022 05:57 PM (b2nrj)

181 I'm not sure I'd even heard of "Hello Larry". So I looked it up. Friday nights? At that point in my life I don't think I EVER watched TV then. B-ball tournaments, maybe.
Posted by: Eeyore at May 18, 2022 05:56 PM (R0Tis)
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That's how it died. Brady Bunch was one of the only shows to survive a Friday night placement.

That's right where they stuck Firefly.

Posted by: Axeman at May 18, 2022 05:58 PM (krQz2)

182 Well that was weird.

I was going to make a comment, decided against it, refreshed the page and my half formed comment posted.
Posted by: Robert at May 18, 2022 05:57 PM (1Yy3c)

Browser cache issue. Are you using Chrome?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 18, 2022 05:58 PM (XvPQV)

183 It’s just transitory! Remain calm!

Yellen probably

Posted by: Squid at May 18, 2022 05:58 PM (Ugysd)

184 165 Bezos of all people is starting to turn on Biden.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 18, 2022 05:52 PM (ZLI7S)

Oligarchs really love their money. Inflation makes them poorer.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 18, 2022 05:55 PM (XvPQV)

Like Musk, it's personal. Bezos fell out of the inner circle and knows it, since Biden's people are putting on a full court press to get Amazon unionized...so, he's protecting himself in the now, and in the 2022 election aftermath...

Posted by: Nova local at May 18, 2022 05:58 PM (exHjb)

185 There should be a way to force bad actors in govt (i.e. all of them) to do good things.
The time to do it is during bad times.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 18, 2022 05:58 PM (fqb04)

186 -" There's a claim I have seen floating around that most jobs are created when Democrats have power."

True. They encourage, through payroll taxes and the need to cut benefits, taking full time jobs and turning them into part time jobs. Doubles employment opportunities.

Posted by: Crazy Smart Job Math at May 18, 2022 05:58 PM (pSotA)

187
Somebody on another board just asked me to name one thing that the Democrats are screwing up. LOL. Waste. of. time. "No--it's all PUTIN!"
Posted by: Axeman at May 18, 2022 05:38 PM (krQz2)

So. Let me get this straight, Mr... Axeman. On the one hand, you said Democrats are bad, and on the other, you're saying Putin *isn't* bad. That seems very Russian. But you have a social security number? That's funny. Tell me how a Russian gets those documents. I'm all ears.

Posted by: Disinformation Detective, First Class at May 18, 2022 05:58 PM (o0I+B)

188 Bitch should have gone to those sex clubs and stayed married. Then the JEF wouldn't have been elected senator.
Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop

too degrading. better to stroll around in a painted on skinsuit for millions of boys to masturbate too

Posted by: x at May 18, 2022 05:58 PM (uQFwj)

189 Summer of 2013 will be lit.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at May 18, 2022 05:58 PM (lKAqb)

190 The policies of the administration are clearly designed to disrupt, if not destroy, the US economy as it's presently structured.

https://tinyurl.com/ureytz8w

Posted by: SMH at God's grace at May 18, 2022 05:58 PM (Tzr2/)

191 Browser cache issue. Are you using Chrome?
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 18, 2022 05:58 PM (XvPQV)

Safari.

Posted by: Robert at May 18, 2022 05:58 PM (1Yy3c)

192 >>> Asshole does that deserves to lose, but the whole country had to suffer.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 18, 2022 05:54 PM (XvPQV)


yes and yes, sigh....

Posted by: banana Dream at May 18, 2022 05:58 PM (qsj+f)

193 Bezos of all people is starting to turn on Biden.
Posted by: JackStraw at

I'll care when WaPo goes based

Posted by: sockamster-rookie poster at May 18, 2022 05:58 PM (OuH7W)

194 Like Musk, it's personal. Bezos fell out of the inner circle and knows it, since Biden's people are putting on a full court press to get Amazon unionized...so, he's protecting himself in the now, and in the 2022 election aftermath...
Posted by: Nova local at May 18, 2022 05:58 PM (exHjb)

Blue on blue...good for popcorn sales, at least.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 18, 2022 05:58 PM (XvPQV)

195 As bad as it is now it would be infinitely worse had Manchin and Sinema not help sink Build Back Biden.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 18, 2022 05:58 PM (ZLI7S)

196 Poo Tin can be stopped cold by aggressively driving down the price of oil. It can get to $10 barrel.

Low oil prices bankrupt Russia. The Soviets went bankrupt before financing their satellite nations. Now they are vulnerable because they have a really expensive war on their doorstep.

Brandon's people know this. They don't act to increase production of oil because they like war with Russia.

Posted by: torabora at May 18, 2022 05:59 PM (7rCkf)

197
fuck america, let's bring in h1b's to work instead.
Posted by: sockamster-rookie poster at May 18, 2022 05:56 PM (OuH7W)

_________

And tell the guys they're replacing to train them or no severance.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 18, 2022 05:59 PM (/U27+)

198 or the perennial

LOL. You're doing great, Joey!1!11!!

Posted by: micky at May 18, 2022 05:59 PM (3byMq)

199 Something tells me that this is going to be a long, hot, and violent Summer and God only knows what else.
Posted by: Cheri at May 18, 2022 05:54 PM (oiNtH)
---
Told you.

Posted by: Bananarama at May 18, 2022 05:59 PM (krQz2)

200 186 -" There's a claim I have seen floating around that most jobs are created when Democrats have power."

think of all the h1b and e5b jobs obama created.

Posted by: sockamster-rookie poster at May 18, 2022 05:59 PM (OuH7W)

201 As has been pointed out, in the 80's Volcker had a government that submitted--and passed--annual budgets. That at least TRIED to be balanced with spending equal to revenue.

I said "tried." Remember the Contract with America had as one a balanced budget amendment.

We're so far past what Volcker had to work with, it's not even possible to do that now. Anyone who says otherwise is whistling past the graveyard.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at May 18, 2022 05:59 PM (xSRKB)

202 Cassandra's curse but hindsight is 20/20
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 18, 2022 05:55 PM (fqb04)

They way I look at it is that many of these problems are known, often widely known. It's just that not each of them necessarily causes the very next recession. We've got like a list of problems to go through over time.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at May 18, 2022 05:59 PM (b2nrj)

203 The Irish people on the Try Channel are trying hot sauces. One is by Dr Ashburn, the second is by Professor Fartpounder.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at May 18, 2022 06:00 PM (eGTCV)

204 Sounds like a good time for Obama's Cars for Cash!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 18, 2022 06:00 PM (9qSw/)

205 All I am saying is maybe the printing of the money by the
Ben Bernanke also contributed to where we are today, and his criticism is a little much for me to take at this point.

Posted by: David Prince at May 18, 2022 06:00 PM (WUxVt)

206 Safari.
Posted by: Robert at May 18, 2022 05:58 PM (1Yy3c)

Ah, content caching then. Can you use 'private' windows on the blog? That might cut down on shenanigans like that.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 18, 2022 06:00 PM (XvPQV)

207 203 The Irish people on the Try Channel are trying hot sauces. One is by Dr Ashburn, the second is by Professor Fartpounder.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at May 18, 2022 06:00 PM (eGTCV)

I love watching their booze tasting episodes.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 18, 2022 06:01 PM (XvPQV)

208 Eliminate all federal funding of EBT cards, blame the illegal aliens, and make popcorn.

Watch people look for jobs, drive out the invaders, and help reduce gubmint spending.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 18, 2022 05:51 PM (kgPGs)


Stop Federal EBT Funding? Watch the Blue Cities BURN. Every City will be a freaking Food Desert.

Posted by: rd at May 18, 2022 06:01 PM (Z32m1)

209 Worst thing that happened to MASH was when McClean Stevenson and Wayne Rogers left. Although I do admit that David Ogden Stiers and harry Morgan had pretty solid characters. But the rest: *pppbbbttt*
Posted by: Pug Mahon

McClean Stevenson said later that the worst mistake he ever made in his career was leaving MASH. Mike Farrell made it unwatchable for me. What a drip.

Posted by: Cheri at May 18, 2022 06:01 PM (oiNtH)

210 Further Re 185

A superior man, in regard to what he does not know, shows a cautious reserve. If names be not correct, language is not in accordance with the truth of things. If language be not in accordance with the truth of things, affairs cannot be carried on to success. When affairs cannot be carried on to success, proprieties and music do not flourish. When proprieties and music do not flourish, punishments will not be properly awarded. When punishments are not properly awarded, the people do not know how to move hand or foot. Therefore a superior man considers it necessary that the names he uses may be spoken appropriately, and also that what he speaks may be carried out appropriately. What the superior man requires is just that in his words there may be nothing incorrect.

— Confucius, Analects, Book XIII, Chapter 3, verses 4-7,

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 18, 2022 06:01 PM (fqb04)

211
The Fed buys bonds with money it creates out of thin air. It does this with a few keystrokes on its computers. When it sells bonds, that money disappears with the same keystrokes.

The Fed is not buying bonds as investment, but as a tool of monetary policy, to control the money supply and interest rates.

They like to maintain a fiction that the market sets bond prices and interest rates. Having the Fed participate in a auction (where you need to have tens of billions at the ready to dump), would essentially be raw printing, the central bank setting the govt's rates, not the market.

Oh, that's basically a fiction, as the Fed has enabled the govt's spending spree nonsense, anyway.

There is one exception to this Fed can't participate in T auctions. It can roll existing bonds that are maturing over at an auction. But, there it doesn't bid, it just accepts the price the bidders determine.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 18, 2022 06:01 PM (Mzdiz)

212 Lots of kids were in Burger King today applying for jobs. I was glad to see that. Summer is here.

Posted by: David Prince at May 18, 2022 06:01 PM (WUxVt)

213 Somebody on another board just asked me to name one thing that the Democrats are screwing up. LOL. Waste. of. time. "No--it's all PUTIN!"

****

These people desperately need their own country. And they should be forced to stay in it no matter what.

Posted by: Azathoth at May 18, 2022 06:02 PM (wb1YC)

214 "We need to start another war, it's our only hope."
says Team DeepState ... enemy of the state.

Almost every step looks like sabotage.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 18, 2022 06:02 PM (Cus5s)

215 " There's a claim I have seen floating around that most jobs are created when Democrats have power."
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There's this claim that a self-identified "authoritarian leftist" is a "typical Republican".

Like there are *that* many Republicans that would *ever* have mouthed the phrase "Yeah, I used to be a communist".

Posted by: Bananarama at May 18, 2022 06:02 PM (krQz2)

216 Biden is invoking the Defense Production Act to make ... baby formula.

Hooverville can't be far off.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 18, 2022 06:02 PM (ZLI7S)

217 Cash cor Crack > Cash for Clunkers

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 18, 2022 06:02 PM (4ErMj)

218 Mike Farrell made it unwatchable for me. What a drip.
Posted by: Cheri at May 18, 2022 06:01 PM (oiNtH)

Farrell made Alda look like Reagan.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at May 18, 2022 06:02 PM (x8Wzq)

219 Biden is invoking the Defense Production Act to make ... baby formula.

///

as cernovish says, USA baby formula is liquid doritos.

Posted by: sockamster-rookie poster at May 18, 2022 06:03 PM (OuH7W)

220 "The luck of the Irish?"

Fuck. They had no luck.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at May 18, 2022 06:03 PM (lKAqb)

221 Posted by: torabora at May 18, 2022 05:59 PM (7rCkf)

We don't need oil at $10/b to destroy Russia. A nice $50 price would be fine. There has to be incentive for American shale oil producers to work, and at $10 it doesn't pay.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 18, 2022 06:03 PM (XIJ/X)

222 I think we have all had enough of Build Back Better.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 18, 2022 06:03 PM (lgeFv)

223
Turkish Bath:

Definition: When 2/3rds of Pennsylvania Republican voters vote for someone other than you.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 18, 2022 06:03 PM (dQvv7)

224 216 Biden is invoking the Defense Production Act to make ... baby formula.

Hooverville can't be far off.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 18, 2022 06:02 PM (ZLI7S)

I'm sure Ford and GM can make Baby Formula just as easily as cars and respirators.

Posted by: Bacon Jeff, now with 50% more MAGA! at May 18, 2022 06:03 PM (VGRuw)

225 The Fed buys bonds with money it creates out of thin air. It does this with a few keystrokes on its computers.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 18, 2022 06:01 PM (Mzdiz)
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We deem you to have bought a bond! What's so hard about that?!

Posted by: Nancy Pantloadsi at May 18, 2022 06:04 PM (krQz2)

226 Stop Federal EBT Funding? Watch the Blue Cities BURN. Every City will be a freaking Food Desert.
Posted by: rd at May 18, 2022 06:01 PM (Z32m1)

Your terms are acceptable

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 18, 2022 06:04 PM (XvPQV)

227 can't buy euro baby formula because ... reasons. they actually use milk and not soybean + corn solids

Posted by: sockamster-rookie poster at May 18, 2022 06:04 PM (OuH7W)

228 If you like Confucius, Mencius is very much worth reading.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at May 18, 2022 06:04 PM (b2nrj)

229 What happens when 100million people get a runny nose?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 18, 2022 06:04 PM (63Dwl)

230 The decade of The Bush and Crabs.

Posted by: Heavy Squats at May 18, 2022 06:04 PM (oDFph)

231 216 Biden is invoking the Defense Production Act to make ... baby formula.

Hooverville can't be far off.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 18, 2022 06:02 PM (ZLI7S)


Would have been useful two months ago. Now it's like wiping your ass before you shit.

By the time that gets going, the 'infected plant' will be up and running. The fda cleared them already and they were supposed to be at full capacity by end of next week.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 18, 2022 06:04 PM (9qSw/)

232 Ah, content caching then. Can you use 'private' windows on the blog? That might cut down on shenanigans like that.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 18, 2022 06:00 PM (XvPQV)

Not that I can see.

When in doubt, clear cache and restart!

Posted by: Robert at May 18, 2022 06:04 PM (1Yy3c)

233 McLean Stevenson and Alan Simpson have two of the biggest face-palm decisions to ever affect America.

Posted by: SFGoth at May 18, 2022 06:04 PM (KAi1n)

234 Killin me, fuck you Joey Potatoes.

Posted by: dartist at May 18, 2022 06:04 PM (+ya+t)

235 Cash for Clunkers truly was a travesty, but Joey's doing the ultra hold my beer as the answer to that.

Posted by: micky at May 18, 2022 06:05 PM (3byMq)

236 They raised rates 7 times under Trump, did everything they could to slow things down.

With Biden, they made every excuse possible to let things run hot and not raise rates.

Posted by: Blago at May 18, 2022 06:05 PM (SNBxt)

237 Here is another informative video "And it's gone!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DT7bX-B1Mg

How much are French Fries where you are? Here, like Chilean Sea Bass, they are market price. I might be joking about that a little, but not much.

Posted by: David Prince at May 18, 2022 06:05 PM (WUxVt)

238 BION, Alan Simpson is still alive at 100.5ish. (9/2/31)

Posted by: SFGoth at May 18, 2022 06:05 PM (KAi1n)

239 Hello, Larry has also been called "Goodbye, Career".

Posted by: Axeman at May 18, 2022 06:06 PM (krQz2)

240
Mike Farrell made it unwatchable for me. What a drip.
Posted by: Cheri

Farrell made Alda look like Reagan.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well


Farrell is a big supporter of Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 18, 2022 06:06 PM (63Dwl)

241 235 Cash for Clunkers truly was a travesty, but Joey's doing the ultra hold my beer as the answer to that.
Posted by: micky at May 18, 20

think about how many greatest gen old farts you met who were nostalgic because FDR paid their dad 10 cents a day to dig ditches.

now boomers are going to be like "obama gave us free money for our cars (to be eliminated from the economy)."

Posted by: sockamster-rookie poster at May 18, 2022 06:06 PM (OuH7W)

242 Biden is invoking the Defense Production Act to make ... baby formula

***

Biden isn't doing anything.

The people that run him however are running around the White House like a raped ape trying to find an exit.

In six more months the Democrats are going to be lucky to get a job at a DMV.

Posted by: Azathoth at May 18, 2022 06:07 PM (wb1YC)

243 With Biden, they made every excuse possible to let things run hot and not raise rates.

Posted by: Blago at May 18, 2022 06:05 PM (SNBxt)


There it is. Every decision made in the government is now based on politics. Night right or wrong. Not what's best for the nation. Who's in office and how do we hurt the other guy.

America has become one big Sportsball rivalry.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 18, 2022 06:07 PM (9qSw/)

244 Posted by: SFGoth at May 18, 2022 06:05 PM (KAi1n)

Ah...taking the "No Math!" admonishment to heart I see.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 18, 2022 06:08 PM (XIJ/X)

245 Let me see, the Junta had two choices when they took power: Take their boot off the neck of the average American, or, press down harder.

I'm guessing the Junta chose to press harder because: A, they're stupid, and, B, they're vindictive.

Gotta show the proles only the duly selected are allowed to be elected!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at May 18, 2022 06:08 PM (5pTK/)

246 With Biden, they made every excuse possible to let things run hot and not raise rates.

Posted by: Blago at May 18, 2022 06:05 PM (SNBxt)
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It doesn't matter. This inflation isn't caused by market exuberance.

Knowing the way this administration screws every pooch, this is probably going to kill off investment and we'll end up with shortage inflation in a recession.

Posted by: Axeman at May 18, 2022 06:08 PM (krQz2)

247 Lifting sanctions so Venezuela can send oil to Europe is just a masterpiece as well.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 18, 2022 06:08 PM (3NKiY)

248 Cash for Clunkers truly was a travesty, but Joey's doing the ultra hold my beer as the answer to that.

____

Looking back, most of the stuff we were foaming at the mouth over were pretty benign compared to we are now.

Cash for Clunkers was $3 billion, TARP's auto bailouts were $80 billion

Trump's Covid stimulus was $5 trillion.

Posted by: Blago at May 18, 2022 06:09 PM (SNBxt)

249 I know, it's like Tennessee and Alabama. The fans are stoked to hate each other, and it's a goldmine for both schools. It's almost like politics has become mcguffinized or something. Hat tip to Jonah Goldberg for stealing that idea.

Posted by: David Prince at May 18, 2022 06:10 PM (WUxVt)

250 just wait until the dollar loses reserve status, then things get fun. The Second Great Depression will be worse than the first because this time we'll have federally sanctioned mobs looting and pillaging the countrside.

Posted by: sockamster-rookie poster at May 18, 2022 06:10 PM (OuH7W)

251 Buy the dip.

Lather, rinse repeat.

Posted by: Chernin Bern at May 18, 2022 06:10 PM (WmGrA)

252 @224

>>I'm sure Ford and GM can make Baby Formula just as easily as cars and respirators.

No, what will happen is that the components that go into the formula will be prioritized for acquisition from any and all sources foreign and domestic and funneled to the four main providers of baby formula in the US and to get Abbotts factories backup to speed as quickly as possible.


Expect milk and milk by products to go up in price.

TANSTAAFL.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 18, 2022 06:11 PM (QhU+E)

253 In six more months the Democrats are going to be lucky to get a job at a DMV.
Posted by: Azathoth at May 18, 2022 06:07 PM (wb1YC)


In 6 months we may not even need DMVs. No one will be driving?

Posted by: Diogenes at May 18, 2022 06:11 PM (anj39)

254 Trump's Covid stimulus was $5 trillion.
Posted by: Blago at May 18, 2022 06:09 PM (SNBxt)
--------

How much did Bush Bucks cost? That set the precedent.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at May 18, 2022 06:11 PM (5pTK/)

255 Ah...taking the "No Math!" admonishment to heart I see.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

I realize that to someone that old, a rounding error is the difference between "here today" and "gone tomorrow", but yeah, "no math".

Posted by: SFGoth at May 18, 2022 06:11 PM (KAi1n)

256 I don't remember this show at all. And it had the kid from Escape to Witch Mountain in it, so it had to be more famous than the average Hollywood garbage show.

Posted by: red speck at May 18, 2022 06:11 PM (gS3OW)

257 juTrump's Covid stimulus was $5 trillion.
Posted by: Blag

never forget, congress doesn't give a shit. They have no idea what to do except to drop a shitload of spending on potus to sign at the last minute with full fledged panic if it's not signed asap. each bill, including the $40b for ukraine, included millions if not billions to resettle illegals.

Posted by: sockamster-rookie poster at May 18, 2022 06:12 PM (OuH7W)

258 In 6 months we may not even need DMVs. No one will be driving?
Posted by: Diogenes

Department of Mechanical Vehicles. You will need a license to haul crap in a wagon or wheelbarrow.

Posted by: SFGoth at May 18, 2022 06:12 PM (KAi1n)

259 Expect milk and milk by products to go up in price.

///

American formular is soy+corn, there is no milk

Posted by: sockamster-rookie poster at May 18, 2022 06:13 PM (OuH7W)

260 >>> Department of Mechanical Vehicles. You will need a license to haul crap in a wagon or wheelbarrow.
Posted by: SFGoth at May 18, 2022 06:12 PM (KAi1n)


Bring out your dead!

Posted by: banana Dream at May 18, 2022 06:13 PM (qsj+f)

261
Farrell is a big supporter of Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 18, 2022 06:06 PM


Since Mumia developed Type 2 Diabetes Pennsylvania residents have attempted to support him with a steady diet of sugary sweets.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 18, 2022 06:13 PM (dQvv7)

262 Department of Mechanical Vehicles. You will need a license to haul crap in a wagon or wheelbarrow.
Posted by: SFGoth

Fill 'er up with Benjamins!

Posted by: Y. Mar Republik at May 18, 2022 06:14 PM (WmGrA)

263 So Hello, Larry really did happen. Who knew?

I blinked and missed it, apparently. Poor McLean.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel Remembers Babbitt and Perna at May 18, 2022 06:14 PM (aXxgO)

264 Expect milk and milk by products to go up in price.

TANSTAAFL.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 18, 2022 06:11 PM (QhU+E)


Milk at my local store has gone from $1.59/gal to $3.29.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 18, 2022 06:14 PM (anj39)

265 This is not incompetence (although they are incompetent.) Doing absolutely nothing but sitting around the White House smoking dope, eating pizza and smoking dope for the past 1.5 years would not have produced such a disaster as we are experiencing. This is malicious destruction.

Posted by: Ripley at May 18, 2022 06:15 PM (MxEKc)

266 >>>Fill 'er up with Benjamins!

Posted by: Y. Mar Republik at May 18, 2022 06:14 PM (WmGrA)

To rif on 260... Bring out your bread!

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at May 18, 2022 06:15 PM (QYPq3)

267 254 Trump's Covid stimulus was $5 trillion.
Posted by: Blago at May 18, 2022 06:09 PM (SNBxt)
--------

How much did Bush Bucks cost? That set the precedent.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at May 18, 2022 06:11 PM (5pTK/)

I think the number for Trump might be harder to get at. Federal spending in 2020 was only $400B above 2019, it was 2021 where things went very high. All Covid relief spending including under Biden appears to be $4.6T(not all of which is allocated yet).

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at May 18, 2022 06:15 PM (b2nrj)

268 This is malicious destruction.
___

Yep.

Posted by: SMH at God's grace at May 18, 2022 06:16 PM (Tzr2/)

269 Listening to "Ridin' the Storm Out"

Turned up to ELEVENTY!!!

Posted by: Pleistocene Megafauna at May 18, 2022 06:16 PM (aoFfE)

270 228 If you like Confucius, Mencius is very much worth reading.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy

I don't really read Confucius, but now uou have ne interested in both of them
Every thread is a book thread!

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 18, 2022 06:16 PM (fqb04)

271 we'll have federally sanctioned mobs looting and pillaging the countrside.
-----
Robbing luxury stores downtown with no resistance isn't the same as coming for mine and my neighbors stuff.

Posted by: dartist at May 18, 2022 06:16 PM (+ya+t)

272 Alan Simpson is still alive at 100.5ish. (9/2/31)
Posted by: SFGoth at May 18, 2022 06:05 PM



He's 90

Posted by: Bigsmith at May 18, 2022 06:16 PM (mQtYb)

273 Bezos of all people is starting to turn on Biden.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 18, 2022 05:52 PM (ZLI7S)


A logical outcome of that would be for Bezos to clean house at WaPo and bring in a bunch of conservative writers; nah, never happen.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 18, 2022 06:16 PM (F0YaR)

274 oh, and #FJB.

Posted by: Pleistocene Megafauna at May 18, 2022 06:16 PM (aoFfE)

275 your diet is soybean oil and corn solids. my diet is steak and wine. we are not the same

Posted by: sockamster-rookie poster at May 18, 2022 06:16 PM (OuH7W)

276 Milk at my local store has gone from $1.59/gal to $3.29.
Posted by: Diogenes

Pricing will be so passe next month.

Auctions will be the norm.

Posted by: Joe Mama at May 18, 2022 06:16 PM (WmGrA)

277 The seventies weren't that bad. We weren't looking at a total meltdown of the American way of life. Our debts were manageable at the time.

That's no longer true.

Oh, and I'll also mention the computer revolution, which added, what, trillions in value to the economy was just getting started.

Anyone see an economic miracle on the horizon? Anything in its infancy which will truly be transformative?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at May 18, 2022 06:16 PM (5pTK/)

278 @259

>>American formular is soy+corn, there is no milk


"Formula made from cow's milk is the most commonly used type of infant formula. It is made from an altered form of cow's milk and designed to mimic breast milk. This process makes the formula easier for babies to digest and causes less stomach upset."

There is also soy and Protein hydrolysate type formula.

So, Expect soy, corn and Protein Hydrolysate to go up in price as well as milk and milk by-products.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 18, 2022 06:17 PM (QhU+E)

279 Ah my stock portfolio is just taking the "Biden Bath". Thanks Joe! The only good news is that it's a long way down to the Dow at 18,000--and Slow Joe can thank the Donald for that.

Posted by: GlendaleGreybeard at May 18, 2022 06:17 PM (K57hO)

280 >>>Anyone see an economic miracle on the horizon? Anything in its infancy which will truly be transformative?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at May 18, 2022 06:16 PM (5pTK/)

Dude, NFTs, Bro!

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at May 18, 2022 06:17 PM (QYPq3)

281 It looks like probably $2.6T of covid-related spending had been passed under Trump. Which proportionally doesn't differ much from under Bush.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at May 18, 2022 06:17 PM (b2nrj)

282 Alan Simpson is still alive at 100.5ish. (9/2/31)
Posted by: SFGoth at May 18, 2022 06:05 PM

He's 90
Posted by: Bigsmith at May 18, 2022 06:16 PM (mQtYb)

Eh. Math.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at May 18, 2022 06:17 PM (x8Wzq)

283 Me, too, I don't remember this show.

Posted by: m at May 18, 2022 06:18 PM (nIvvp)

284 Thank heavens that last link wasn't to the W*A*L*T*E*R pilot.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at May 18, 2022 06:18 PM (d/tcb)

285 I never would've dreamed that letting an arrogant, nasty, stupid fool literally steal a US presidential election would result in this level of economic destruction. That's crazy talk.

Posted by: Lady in Black at May 18, 2022 06:18 PM (sVtYq)

286 did JJ link to this from Frontpagemag dot com this morning? from Daniel Greenfield: worth reading:

Amazon’s Mega-Yacht Owner Funds $10 Billion “Great Reset" to Save Planet

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at May 18, 2022 06:18 PM (Ynyl9)

287 A logical outcome of that would be for Bezos to clean house at WaPo and bring in a bunch of conservative writers; nah, never happen.
Posted by: GnuBreed
____

People like Bezos thought they could indulge in Social Marxism and there wouldn't be any consequences to their wealth.

He could be the chic oligarch on the cocktail circuit and everyone would give him a pass.

Posted by: Blago at May 18, 2022 06:18 PM (SNBxt)

288 Alan Simpson and I attended the same high school.

But he preceded me by some 35 years.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at May 18, 2022 06:19 PM (x8Wzq)

289 American formular is soy+corn, there is no milk
---
That way they can change the balance to more and more soylent green.

Posted by: Axeman at May 18, 2022 06:19 PM (krQz2)

290 "I need to wallpaper the living room."

*checks wallpaper prices, realizes actual wallpaper per square yard exceed the cost of a square yard of dollar bills."

*Green living rooms become a symbol of the 2020's*

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at May 18, 2022 06:20 PM (5pTK/)

291 At what point do the non top leadership LEOs and troops say nope and we have a Sri Lankan Weekend? Are the big shots delusional enough to keep going or do they realize that their big shotteness relies on the system being reasonably functional?

Posted by: azjaeger at May 18, 2022 06:20 PM (VjZl1)

292 If I was Abbott, I would not ship jack anything from that plant until each lot is tested, re-tested, checked, and double checked.

If it takes a month? It takes a month. It is not like the Infant Formula is going to expire in a month.

Posted by: rd at May 18, 2022 06:20 PM (Z32m1)

293 Biden is not successful in pressuring the local media into pretending this is the Putin Stagflation or whatever bullshit they're pushing today.

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Putin's Starveflation FTW!

Unexpectedly, natch ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun and games at May 18, 2022 06:20 PM (AYpIl)

294 But he preceded me by some 35 years.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at May 18, 2022 06:19 PM (x8Wzq)

So you are 135 years old?

That is awesome!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 18, 2022 06:20 PM (XIJ/X)

295 Who is the Dow guy and how much weight did he lose ???

Posted by: Ferd Berfall at May 18, 2022 06:20 PM (rPHJY)

296 Alan Simpson is still alive at 100.5ish. (9/2/31)
Posted by: SFGoth at May 18, 2022 06:05 PM

He's 90
Posted by: Bigsmith at May 18, 2022 06:16 PM (mQtYb)

Eh. Math.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at May 18, 2022 06:17 PM (x8Wzq)
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Hey. It's cool. nobody subtracted anything.

Posted by: Axeman at May 18, 2022 06:20 PM (krQz2)

297 It looks like probably $2.6T of covid-related spending had been passed under Trump. Which proportionally doesn't differ much from under Bush.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy
____

I'm not defending W, I can't stand the asshole. But things like TARP came nowhere near what Covid spending was under Trump.

Covid spending dwarfed what was also spent in Iraq.

It boggles the mind.

Posted by: Blago at May 18, 2022 06:21 PM (SNBxt)

298 I'm quite enjoying a premixed Old Fashioned. I really like it. I should learn how to make them myself.
I'm sorry for going off topic.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at May 18, 2022 06:21 PM (eGTCV)

299 Dude, NFTs, Bro!
Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at May 18, 2022 06:17 PM (QYPq3)
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NFT?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at May 18, 2022 06:21 PM (5pTK/)

300 "I need to wallpaper the living room."

*checks wallpaper prices, realizes actual wallpaper per square yard exceed the cost of a square yard of dollar bills."

*Green living rooms become a symbol of the 2020's*
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing

"Way ahead of you there". ~ Zimbabwean Dollars Toilet Paper, Inc.

Posted by: Joe Mama at May 18, 2022 06:21 PM (WmGrA)

301 If you're looking for a safe place for your money in the coming years, you can't go wrong putting it in hemp rope futures.

Posted by: Azathoth at May 18, 2022 06:21 PM (wb1YC)

302 Cripple an industry. Consumer crisis. Then nationalize it. Commies gotta commie.

Posted by: Hands at May 18, 2022 06:22 PM (786Ro)

303 See people..... Putin and Trump are working together because of the DOW dropping over 1000 points. Impeach Trump for the 157th time now !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Ferd Berfall at May 18, 2022 06:22 PM (rPHJY)

304 smoking dope, eating pizza and smoking dope

You said rape twice!

Posted by: Squid at May 18, 2022 06:22 PM (Ugysd)

305 Wife tells me there was borderline panic buying in Costco yesterday. I've been keeping a lot of extra food around but now I'm think in getting a few months worth of non-perishables. Wish I had some way to store gasoline.

Posted by: Ripley at May 18, 2022 06:22 PM (MxEKc)

306 Ripley: "Doing absolutely nothing but sitting around the White House smoking dope, eating pizza and smoking dope for the past 1.5 years would not have produced such a disaster as we are experiencing. This is malicious destruction."

Yep. That's the most defensible position anyone should make. You cannot screw up every decision without even accidentally stumbling into a right one once.

And not to reflexively attribute it to Soros-types alone (because it's not and there's a whole ideology behind the malice), but this more than appears to be a modern SOP to collapse a system in order to create a new one. The damage has been so profound for so long, it's like America is being aggressively Fundamentally Transformed.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel Remembers Babbitt and Perna at May 18, 2022 06:22 PM (aXxgO)

307 So Frasier is a Hello Larry rip off...

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at May 18, 2022 06:23 PM (cMXNt)

308 and let me note that I remember watching 'Hello, Larry'. Also "Dr Science" or was it "Mr Science"

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at May 18, 2022 06:23 PM (Ynyl9)

309 Funny thing, the wife, who has never put gas in a car, ever, is angry about th price of gas.

Posted by: Y5 at May 18, 2022 06:23 PM (FKHhS)

310 I'm not defending W, I can't stand the asshole. But things like TARP came nowhere near what Covid spending was under Trump.

Covid spending dwarfed what was also spent in Iraq.

It boggles the mind.
Posted by: Blago at May 18, 2022 06:21 PM (SNBxt)
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I wasn't so much talking about the amount as I was the precedent. Bush set a lot of dangerous precedents in place that lead directly to the erosion of our freedoms.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at May 18, 2022 06:23 PM (5pTK/)

311 297 It looks like probably $2.6T of covid-related spending had been passed under Trump. Which proportionally doesn't differ much from under Bush.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy
____

I'm not defending W, I can't stand the asshole. But things like TARP came nowhere near what Covid spending was under Trump.

Covid spending dwarfed what was also spent in Iraq.

It boggles the mind.
Posted by: Blago at May 18, 2022 06:21 PM (SNBxt)

We spent $1.8T on the Great Recession. Trump spent $2.6T on Covid. The former was 2.4% of GDP, the latter 2.3% of GDP. Then we spent a lot more after we were in economic recovery and Trump was out of office under Biden.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at May 18, 2022 06:23 PM (b2nrj)

312 Covid spending dwarfed what was also spent in Iraq.

Posted by: Blago at May 18, 2022 06:21 PM (SNBxt)

Yeah...about 10%-15% of GDP. And look! Inflation is about that too!

I wonder how that works?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 18, 2022 06:23 PM (XIJ/X)

313 His middle name is Robinette. That's gay AF.

Posted by: torabora at May 18, 2022 06:23 PM (7rCkf)

314 271 we'll have federally sanctioned mobs looting and pillaging the countrside.


come and take it. we could use more fertilizer. it's the shallowest of graves.

Posted by: x at May 18, 2022 06:24 PM (uQFwj)

315 "Trump's Covid stimulus was $5 trillion." Posted by: Blago

yeah, Trump had the front row seat as he kept corrupt Fauci in place as medical dictator, as he killed a half million by preventing early treatment. ... The shutdowns were murder ... the trillions went almost directly into the pockets of the richest ... plebes got to eat a few thousand in cake stimulus, which went directly to WalMart/Amazon and landlords.

As I kept saying at the time, what do they have on Trump to make him keep this corrupt gnome up there spewing bullshit, while "Real Men of Science" were silenced?

"Trump is a germaphobe" is not an adequate excuse. But anyway, it was a broad based attack, DeepState in on it, continues to this day. Next is turning control of our medical emergencies to Tedros and the UN commies. This is war, most of America is in the fog of war, the oligarchs are creating the fog.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 18, 2022 06:24 PM (Cus5s)

316 If you're looking for a safe place for your money in the coming years, you can't go wrong putting it in hemp rope futures.
Posted by: Azathoth

Or going long on guillotine blades.

Posted by: Joe Mama at May 18, 2022 06:24 PM (WmGrA)

317 @298

>>I'm sorry for going off topic.

An often forgotten codicil of the, Every Thread is a Gun Thread, maxim, is all talk of booze is sanctioned, on topic and encouraged.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 18, 2022 06:24 PM (QhU+E)

318 Fraiser is a rip off the way Ferrari is a didge rip off

Posted by: Y5 at May 18, 2022 06:24 PM (FKHhS)

319 298 I'm quite enjoying a premixed Old Fashioned. I really like it. I should learn how to make them myself.
I'm sorry for going off topic.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at May 18, 2022 06:21 PM (eGTCV)

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Where do you get the premix from?

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at May 18, 2022 06:24 PM (cMXNt)

320 Also TARP to me seems less justified than the SBA loans.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at May 18, 2022 06:24 PM (b2nrj)

321 PSA - PSA - PSA

Can we just get to recession already? In anticipation the Putin Depression I have been out scouting for Moronville sites and hording cardboard boxes. Any contributions of cardboard and gasoline will be appreciated.

Carry on good people.

Posted by: Lost In Space at May 18, 2022 06:24 PM (HyZXD)

322 Noodie Arson

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 18, 2022 06:24 PM (A3uq/)

323 End of SC in June is when 2 hours after they get out of town the Abortion ruling will be read and the summer of fun will begin.

Posted by: Skip at May 18, 2022 06:25 PM (2JoB8)

324 Just heated up some Curly's Pulled Pork for dinner.

Sounds disgusting and painful.

Posted by: Axeman at May 18, 2022 06:25 PM (krQz2)

325 re 307: and Frasier's brother looked like he got most of his mannerisms from Tony Randall's 'Felix'

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at May 18, 2022 06:25 PM (Ynyl9)

326 >>> A logical outcome of that would be for Bezos to clean house at WaPo and bring in a bunch of conservative writers; nah, never happen.
Posted by: GnuBreed at May 18, 2022 06:16 PM (F0YaR)


I might be imagining this, because this is the kind of dream my mind would serve up and not one about being on a throne atop a mighty golden pyramid while topless maidens threw pickles to me, but at one time wasn't wapo owned by some asian cult and they did have some con writers?

Posted by: banana Dream at May 18, 2022 06:25 PM (0fVbu)

327 I'm quite enjoying a premixed Old Fashioned. I really like it. I should learn how to make them myself.
I'm sorry for going off topic.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at May 18, 2022 06:21 PM

Think about where you are. Cocktails are never off topic.

Enjoy. Homemade is always best. Have fun experimenting.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 18, 2022 06:25 PM (RkC6l)

328
but at one time wasn't wapo owned by some asian cult and they did have some con writers?
Posted by: banana Dream at May 18, 2022 06:25 PM (0fVbu)

_________

Washington Times

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 18, 2022 06:26 PM (/U27+)

329 285 I never would've dreamed that letting an arrogant, nasty, stupid fool literally steal a US presidential election would result in this level of economic destruction. That's crazy talk.

Posted by: Lady in Black at May 18, 2022 06:18 PM (sVtYq)

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Congress repealed the Law of Causality some time ago.

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun and games at May 18, 2022 06:26 PM (6BR2/)

330
"I have voted overwhelmingly for Democrats, historically," Musk acknowledged. "Like I'm not sure, I might never have voted for a Republican, just to be clear."

"Now this election I will," he added.
Posted by: GnuBreed at May 18, 2022 05:35 PM (F0YaR)

This REALLY chaps my hide!!! I hear this type of talk a lot. It doesn't take a genius to know from lived experience that Dems f*ck everything up...on purpose. For crying out loud, they shout their intentions from the rooftops (and podiums). Why do otherwise smart people think they are about benefiting America?

Posted by: Russkilitlover at May 18, 2022 06:26 PM (iyVGU)

331 233 McLean Stevenson and Alan Simpson have two of the biggest face-palm decisions to ever affect America.
___________

At least McLean got off MASH before it became the Alan Alda lecture time show. Guy really is insufferable. The show was so much better in the early years, when it was closer to the movie, with irreverent docs and nurses just whooping it up and doing their best to have a good time in an awful setting.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at May 18, 2022 06:26 PM (k4dH2)

332 I might be imagining this, because this is the kind of dream my mind would serve up and not one about being on a throne atop a mighty golden pyramid while topless maidens threw pickles to me, but at one time wasn't wapo owned by some asian cult and they did have some con writers?
Posted by: banana Dream at May 18, 2022 06:25 PM

Why am I the only one who has that dream?

Posted by: Chris Knight at May 18, 2022 06:27 PM (RkC6l)

333 So Hello, Larry really did happen. Who knew?

I blinked and missed it, apparently. Poor McLean.
Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel Remembers Babbitt and Perna at May 18, 2022 06:14 PM (aXxgO)


Was Wayne Rodgers even mentioned in the credits of Trapper John, MD?

Posted by: rd at May 18, 2022 06:27 PM (Z32m1)

334 In Reel Life: "Dude, NFTs, Bro!"

I hear good things about tulips.

Posted by: Dutch Bulbs Banking at May 18, 2022 06:27 PM (aXxgO)

335 Where do you get the premix from?
Posted by: MAGA_Ken at May 18, 2022 06:24 PM (cMXNt

The local distillery.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at May 18, 2022 06:27 PM (eGTCV)

336 Kinda looks like Washington spends another 50¢ on top of every dollar it gets in taxes. Also borrowing to pay for interest on past borrowing.

Recipe for Soviet style meltdown.

Posted by: torabora at May 18, 2022 06:28 PM (7rCkf)

337 "Trump spent $2.6T on Covid."

well, the money to prop up the markets, as I heard it, was more like the $5T ... exactly how they did that idk. Magic Money from the Fed money Tree, I thought.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 18, 2022 06:28 PM (Cus5s)

338 I'm quite enjoying a premixed Old Fashioned. I really like it. I should learn how to make them myself.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at May 18, 2022 06:21 PM (eGTCV)

Shame on you. That is a clear signal that you are an amateur drinker.

Do better.

3 oz. Rye
1/2 oz. Maraschino Liquer
1/2 oz. brown sugar simple syrup
2 dashes Angostura bitters
2 dashes orange bitters

Stir with ice for 30 seconds
Serve in a low-ball glass with an orange twist on a large ice cube

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 18, 2022 06:28 PM (XIJ/X)

339 I might be imagining this, because this is the kind of dream my mind would serve up and not one about being on a throne atop a mighty golden pyramid while topless maidens threw pickles to me, but at one time wasn't wapo owned by some asian cult and they did have some con writers?
Posted by: banana Dream at May 18, 2022 06:25 PM (0fVbu)


Ask Stacey McCain of the Other McCain Blog.

"I don't want to work for some f---ing Postie! If I wanted to write for a F---ing Postie, I would work for the Washington Post!"

Posted by: rd at May 18, 2022 06:30 PM (Z32m1)

340 337 "Trump spent $2.6T on Covid."

well, the money to prop up the markets, as I heard it, was more like the $5T ... exactly how they did that idk. Magic Money from the Fed money Tree, I thought.
Posted by: illiniwek at May 18, 2022 06:28 PM (Cus5s)

Federal Reserve manipulating the money supply and interest rates is its own thing and not under his control.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at May 18, 2022 06:30 PM (b2nrj)

341 rd: "Was Wayne Rodgers even mentioned in the credits of Trapper John, MD?"

I honestly thought you made Trapper John, MD up. And I thought TV today was bad. I missed a whole ensemble of bad. Fortunately.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel Remembers Babbitt and Perna at May 18, 2022 06:31 PM (aXxgO)

342 3 oz. Rye
1/2 oz. Maraschino Liquer
1/2 oz. brown sugar simple syrup
2 dashes Angostura bitters
2 dashes orange bitters

Stir with ice for 30 seconds
Serve in a low-ball glass with an orange twist on a large ice cube
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 18, 2022 06:28 PM (XIJ/X)

I am admonished. I will look for the ingredients. I like this.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at May 18, 2022 06:31 PM (eGTCV)

343 I think Wayne Rodgers described his last season on MASH was, "I agree with Alan Alda, and hand him a martini."

Posted by: rd at May 18, 2022 06:32 PM (Z32m1)

344 Oh I thought an Old Fashioned was the cocktail with the muddled sugar cube.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at May 18, 2022 06:33 PM (eGTCV)

345 Sorry but TARP and the little remembered early 2008 stimulus were both precedents for all the big spending.

And in defense of Trump, Paul Ryan said Congress would return to regular order and it mostly didn't, not to mention Ryan essentially handed Congress over to the Dems in 2018.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at May 18, 2022 06:34 PM (cMXNt)

346 In the MASH book and movie, Hawkeye and Trapper were pretty much equals. Rodgers resented that the TV version turned into the Alan Alda show.

Posted by: Bigsmith at May 18, 2022 06:35 PM (mQtYb)

347 It's funny how there's always extensive discussion of a problem that becomes a recession for years in advance of it happening.

Yeah there's always plenty of warning and people saying what is going to happen, but never the political will to do anything about it. Look at the cultural rot of our nation. For a century or more we've been warned what was coming and nobody paid attention, other than mocking the "uptight puritans" and "hypocritical bigots" who warned us.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 18, 2022 06:35 PM (KZzsI)

348 rd: "Was Wayne Rodgers even mentioned in the credits of Trapper John, MD?"

I honestly thought you made Trapper John, MD up. And I thought TV today was bad. I missed a whole ensemble of bad. Fortunately.
Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel Remembers Babbitt and Perna at May 18, 2022 06:31 PM (aXxgO)


CBS 10PM Eastern/9PM Central.

The only memorable thing was a piece of shit Winnebago called the Titanic that supposedly was the YOUNG doctor character's abode.

Posted by: rd at May 18, 2022 06:38 PM (Z32m1)

349 Wayne Rogers went off to make lots of $$ in the market.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 18, 2022 06:40 PM (63Dwl)

350 You still owe taxes on your unrealized gains.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 18, 2022 05:36 PM (/U27+)

Course you can deduct unrealized losses, right?

Posted by: Javems at May 18, 2022 06:42 PM (AmoqO)

351 Who wants some good news? This is good news.

Read this.

https://tinyurl.com/3dw49udd

Posted by: JackStraw at May 18, 2022 06:48 PM (ZLI7S)

352 1969 Inflation - 6.2% , Fed funds - 9%. Nixon wage and price controls.

1974 Inflation - 12.3%, Fed Funds - 8%. I skipped the country living on the companies dime

1980 Inflation 12.5%, Fed Funds - 18%. Still overseas.

Might get worse worldwide this time, as the elites want the earth cleansed, include us.

Posted by: Javems at May 18, 2022 06:49 PM (AmoqO)

353 Remain calm. All is well. On my ranch.

Posted by: Worn Buffit at May 18, 2022 07:03 PM (DePyg)

354 see something, say something...


attackwatch!

Posted by: micky at May 18, 2022 07:08 PM (3byMq)

355
Course you can deduct unrealized losses, right?
Posted by: Javems at May 18, 2022 06:42 PM (AmoqO)

_________

BZZZZZZT! Wrong!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 18, 2022 07:15 PM (/U27+)

356 87 -- Thomas: Back in the mid to late '90s, I was thoroughly convinced Alan Greenspan hated me personally. Every time it looked like my investments were ready to finally take off, Greenspan would say or do something to calm the "over exuberance" of the market.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- I wasn't particularly fond of the '70s the first time around at May 18, 2022 07:36 PM (ZBmgo)

357 Unsure of the date and specific show, but I recall Juan Williams was on Fox about two weeks ago. The other panelists were pointing out the various issues facing Joetato, including the bad polling numbers. Juan, being an apologist for racist old white men, pointed out that the Dow gained 900 points or so that day.

Might have been May 5th. Searching for 900 points brings up a note that Interest Rates rose 0.5% that day. So the number was goosed, Juan crows about it like the good little demoncrat that he is, and then it quickly goes to shit.

On another note: Given the rapid rise in inflation (and devaluation of the dollar) - What should the Dow be, pegged for inflation, to match the highest point during Trump's presidency, and then the lowest point during 2020 prior to November's election?

Posted by: Another Anon at May 18, 2022 07:44 PM (bW28E)

358 Yeah, MASH started going downhill when McLean Stevenson left. I always assumed that TV shows were run like businesses producing content for customer enjoyment - like Economics taught in high school. I never dreamed that in that era it was run more or less as a power projection by actors and producers. Tme slots for viewing determined by what other activities viewers were willing sacrifice to watch your show.

Sigh. Thank the Gods for our 21st century technology freedom choices.

Posted by: The Guy at May 19, 2022 06:15 AM (4cEdi)

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