The Morning Rant: Globalism’s Gift To America – Mutual Assured Scarcity

It looks like global scarcity and starvation are going to be defining features of the 2020s. And thanks to all the globalists here in our own country - who were successful in destroying America’s self-sufficiency - the US is now guaranteed to suffer along with the rest of the world.

Forget, “Mutual Assured Destruction.” We’re now in the era of “Mutual Assured Scarcity.”

The Age of Scarcity Begins for the Global Economy [Bloomberg – 5/19/2022]

Fault-lines in the world economy are deepening as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and China’s Covid Zero lockdowns disrupt supply chains.

Do you remember how the big selling point of unilateral, unreciprocated “free trade” was lower prices for consumers?

Although Principled Free Traders™ were transparent about the cruel pleasure they derived from seeing blue-collar Americans lose their livelihoods (“Learn to code, deplorables”; “Move, hillbillies, your jobs aren’t coming back” ) they always professed that they were motivated by the goal of lowering consumer prices. Every American job they could ship to China meant lower prices for those Americans who hadn’t yet lost their jobs!

But now the shelves are empty and prices are out of control. That is not what consumers were promised.

We are helpless here in America because of the damage wrought by our own globalists. American farmers being able to feed the country is a national security issue. But US tractor manufacturers can’t even supply enough tractors to our farmers now, because we allowed even that critical facet of national security to be controlled by China and its sphere of influence, which also includes pretty much all trans-Pacific shipping.

The tractor shortage is bad and getting worse.

There are no microchips available for tractors which means many factories are shutdown or limiting supplies.

And by the way --- another casualty is in the midst --- tractor batteries are now in low (or zero) supply in certain areas.

While I genuinely believe that a primary motivation of the Principled Free Traders™ who inflicted this situation on us was their globalist hostility toward the sovereignty of the United States, malice is not the only problem. At the elite schools where they learned to think of themselves as world citizens rather than as Americans, they were poisoned with an education that taught them that weakening America and strengthening our adversaries would bring about universal peace and prosperity.

We cannot let these people cause any more damage. Donald Trump’s America-first, anti-globalist agenda was prescient, but still too late to roll back all the damage done before his presidency.

Mutual Assured Scarcity leads to Mutual Assured Starvation. If globalist politicians in the US believe we must face shortages and hunger here because the rest of the world is dealing with shortages and hunger, then our politicians should not be surprised when hungry citizens start expressing their anger in uncivil ways, as in Sri Lanka right now.

Strangely enough, Democrats are effectively defining themselves as the “The Party of Scarcity.”

John Nolte made some interesting points in a recent Breitbart article.

This is what happens when you give Democrats political power. You see, above all — unless, of course, you’re an illegal alien — Democrats believe in scarcity. Less is what Democrats believe in. Less for everyone. Less energy, less water, less speech, less housing, and (unless you’re an illegal alien), less baby formula.

The “green energy” fairy tale and the climate change agenda will make scarcity a way of life if not stopped, with an accompanying diminution of freedom and our standard of living.

To save this country from Mutual Assured Scarcity and the global pathologies that are unfolding, the Republicans need to fully embrace an America-first agenda that rejects the globalist agenda.

Anti-scarcity is not only a winning political agenda, to maintain peace and prosperity in this country it will require political leaders who embrace American self-sufficiency.

(buck.throckmorton at protonmail dot com)

Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at 11:00 AM




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Posted by: zombie miracle max at May 23, 2022 11:00 AM (p03vF)

2 sponge

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at May 23, 2022 11:00 AM (LvTSG)

3 SPONGE!

Posted by: zombie miracle max at May 23, 2022 11:00 AM (p03vF)

4 corgis called

Posted by: zombie miracle max at May 23, 2022 11:01 AM (p03vF)

5 Mornin'.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at May 23, 2022 11:01 AM (rdVmg)

6 If you can find it it's too expensive.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at May 23, 2022 11:03 AM (hWaIR)

7 Promised? You believed that shit? Hah!

Posted by: BignJames at May 23, 2022 11:03 AM (AwYPR)

8 My family understood the methods and processes of sustainability for generations, until they came to America.

It's a shame all those who lived the self-sufficient life are now gone and can't share their wisdom.

They had no stinkin' tractors up until the 1970s or so

Posted by: kallisto at May 23, 2022 11:04 AM (DJFLF)

9
To save this country from Mutual Assured Scarcity and the global pathologies that are unfolding, the Republicans need to fully embrace an America-first agenda that rejects the globalist agenda.

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But, but, that's white nationalist xenophobic racism!!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 23, 2022 11:04 AM (/U27+)

10 To save the country we must first destroy the country.

Posted by: The Democrat Party at May 23, 2022 11:05 AM (iDcra)

11 I, along with so, so many others, have been sounding the alarm to get ready and be an ant among the grasshoppers, aimlessly jumping about from one crisis to the next.

A ninety day supply is the minimum, and for you city folks in high-density locales, get to know your neighbors and have a plan to either shit or git within the first 24 hours after the stores close.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at May 23, 2022 11:05 AM (1Srlr)

12
This is what happens when you let MBAs loose.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 23, 2022 11:05 AM (/U27+)

13 Democrats believe in scarcity. Less is what Democrats believe in except for themselves. Less for everyone except for themselves. Less energy, less water, less speech, less housing, and (unless you’re an illegal alien, or a Democrat politician), less baby formula.

FIFY.

Posted by: Sweeney Todd at May 23, 2022 11:06 AM (ZsR3z)

14 globalist politicians in the US believe we must merge the Pets Thread with the Food Thread.

TRANSITION THE DEFINITION OF PET FOOD!!

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at May 23, 2022 11:06 AM (hWaIR)

15 Remember when politicians used to campaign on providing prosperity for Americans? I sure miss those days.

Democrats actually seem to run on a platform of “even more pain, and you deserve it!”

Posted by: Advo at May 23, 2022 11:06 AM (LcnVR)

16 >>>There are no microchips available for tractors which means many factories are shutdown or limiting supplies.

My next vehicle will be chipless, except maybe for the radio and voltage regulator. CJ rebuild with a 4bt manual diesel. I may even forgo the turbo. And I am probably the last person you would call a Luddite.

There is something elegant in the way that purely mechanical machines just work, until they don't, then are repairable with simple tools.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at May 23, 2022 11:06 AM (SH2Zi)

17 Go where? Superman’s Fortress of Solitude?

Posted by: Holy Crap at May 23, 2022 11:06 AM (glGDV)

18 But US tractor manufacturers can’t even supply enough tractors to our farmers now, because we allowed even that critical facet of national security to be controlled by China and its sphere of influence, which also includes pretty much all trans-Pacific shipping.
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The John Deere dealership hasn't had tractors in their lot for months.
Carbines and harvesters mostly.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at May 23, 2022 11:07 AM (1Srlr)

19 Buck brought good stuff to pod cast last week

Posted by: Skip's phone at May 23, 2022 11:07 AM (PWvy4)

20 Dems believe in taking hostages. See COVID, Lockdowns, Expensive Energy, and High Prices. The kerfuffle about Roe v Wade is not about abortion its about grifting abortion for campaign funds by taking the 50 states' opinion hostage. They've milked it for 50 years and Planned Parenthood is one of their steady geysers for campaign cash. Many ways to create scarcity, cash and power.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 23, 2022 11:08 AM (4eKPg)

21 Posted by: Comrade flounder
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Which is why our 20 year old Chevy is still running great, even with over 300,000 miles on it.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at May 23, 2022 11:08 AM (1Srlr)

22 There are no microchips available for tractors

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You think that's bad? The microchip shortage is creating an Xbox Series X shortage.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, You Didn't Build That Back Better! at May 23, 2022 11:09 AM (FVME7)

23 Our new billionaire oligarchs will save us. Musk with free speech and Bill Gates with nuclear energy once he decides how much population he wants in this country.

“Jonathan, Jonathan, Jonathan…….”

Posted by: JROD at May 23, 2022 11:09 AM (W6qhI)

24 And didn't our friend GEN Milley say we need to recognize the threat of nuclear war with Russia? We may not have to worry about starvation.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 23, 2022 11:09 AM (anj39)

25 Just in time delivery has to take some of the blame. My daughter, who used to work for TJMaxx's home company, said any of the lower end clothing stores that DIDN'T practice JITD are now gone. It was a cost, in a very low margin business.

It works brilliantly, until it doesn't, and they you're screwed.

Posted by: Sweeney Todd at May 23, 2022 11:09 AM (ZsR3z)

26 So, I always hated throwing stuff away, but now I'm practically all in on waste not, want not.

I bought a 50 cent watercress bundle that my 2nd one (who loves watercress) didn't eat. It's looking iffy for raw, so I'm making watercress soup for her, me, and whoever wants it today.

I've never made watercress soup. But I'm not about to throw fresh produce away unless it's dying.

Last night, I told the spouse I wanted him to find the oldest protein in the freezer to have for dinner tonight. Somehow, that was Steakums, so the soup for lunch seems like an even better idea, too! I don't know that I believe the Steakums were oldest, but I haven't bought a box this spring, so it's time even if they're not...

Posted by: Nova local at May 23, 2022 11:09 AM (exHjb)

27 This is what happens when you give Democrats political power. You see, above all — unless, of course, you’re an illegal alien — Democrats believe in scarcity. Less is what Democrats believe in. Less for everyone. Less energy, less water, less speech, less housing, and (unless you’re an illegal alien), less baby formula.

Now find me a GOP stooge - other than DeSantis - who can command a national stage and will repeat this, over and over and not flop over and show their belly at the first sign of pushback from the MFM.

Hint: There isn't one.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 23, 2022 11:10 AM (2JVJo)

28 And didn't our friend GEN Milley say we need to recognize the threat of nuclear war with Russia? We may not have to worry about starvation.
Posted by: Diogenes
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Starvation either way.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at May 23, 2022 11:10 AM (1Srlr)

29 The problem is, free trade became synonymous with "conservatism". It really did get to the point where someone talking about tariffs was like someone advocating socialism.

Part of the move towards Free Trade was, organized labor was a political enemy (something like 99% of their donations went to the Dem Party) so if you destroy domestic manufacturing, you hurt your political enemy.

The Dems eventually liked Free Trade because they worship globalism, hate America, and their liberal Tech Donor class wanted it. If some deplorables lost their jobs also in the Rust Belt, that was a nice added bonus.

Posted by: Blago at May 23, 2022 11:10 AM (pqU1u)

30 Willowed:

I thought lard was in the refrigerated section. Near the butter, and such.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette

On the shelf. Baking aisle.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at May 23, 2022 11:10 AM (Uh6Mj)

31 Try this on for size. This is your new Ministry of Thought. The SEC just charged an advisor with making 'misstatements and omissions concerning ESG funds".

There you go. They are codifying their Democrat Cult fetishes into federal law.

Posted by: Marcus T, Deus Vult at May 23, 2022 11:11 AM (VpIIl)

32 The John Deere dealership hasn't had tractors in their lot for months.
Carbines and harvesters mostly.
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at May 23, 2022 11:07 AM


In Biden America, Deere shoots you.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 23, 2022 11:11 AM (h6/n7)

33 Which is why our 20 year old Chevy is still running great, even with over 300,000 miles on it.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at May 23, 2022 11:08 AM (1Srlr)

Last I added up, sum age of vehicles was well past 100 when I sold them. One of the best was a 63 VW. Currently have a decade over your Chevy.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at May 23, 2022 11:11 AM (SH2Zi)

34 Combines, heh.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at May 23, 2022 11:12 AM (1Srlr)

35 They had no stinkin' tractors up until the 1970s or so

Posted by: kallisto at May 23, 2022 11:04 AM (DJFLF)

Gotta say, I'm seriously not looking forward to the return of a "plow" being a sharpened stick pulled by a woman because we don't have the parts, or critters, for anything more advanced. Along with the obvious reduction in food production, apparently stick plowing doesn't get deep enough into the soil to reach the iron-rich layer so the food produced will be less nutritious as well.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 23, 2022 11:12 AM (nC+QA)

36 Posted by: Nova local at May 23, 2022 11:09 AM (exHjb)

Watercress soup is good!

Posted by: kallisto at May 23, 2022 11:12 AM (DJFLF)

37 >>> 11 I, along with so, so many others, have been sounding the alarm to get ready and be an ant among the grasshoppers, aimlessly jumping about from one crisis to the next.

A ninety day supply is the minimum, and for you city folks in high-density locales, get to know your neighbors and have a plan to either shit or git within the first 24 hours after the stores close.
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at May 23, 2022 11:05 AM (1Srlr)

Food *and* water, *and* meds and first-aid, for people and pets.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 23, 2022 11:12 AM (llON8)

38 Lots of John Deeres in Ukraine. They're out hauling Russian tanks back to the farm.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 23, 2022 11:13 AM (anj39)

39 Combines, heh.
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at May 23, 2022 11:12 AM


Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 23, 2022 11:13 AM (h6/n7)

40 Do you remember how the big selling point of unilateral, unreciprocated "free trade" was lower prices for consumers?

It worked for a while. Like just-in-time inventories.

I'd love to see some interviews with CEOs of Ford, GE et al that implemented JIT and hear their current mea culpas.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 23, 2022 11:13 AM (F0YaR)

41 How many times have they tried to kill DeSantis
I think Rand Paul could easily repeat it multiple times.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 23, 2022 11:13 AM (5HBd1)

42 At least I have discovered my peanut butter is NOT on the monkeypox list.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 23, 2022 11:13 AM (63Dwl)

43 "John Deere dealership...Carbines and harvesters mostly.
Posted by: SMH at what's coming "

May I would LOVE a JD Carbine!! It would mow down all the competition!

Posted by: Scott_T at May 23, 2022 11:13 AM (2waQ7)

44 Send $100 ASAP so we can stop the radical Biden agenda (but which we also vote for).
- GOP

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 23, 2022 11:13 AM (NwGdA)

45 @18 SMH-That’s because all of John Deere’s tractors are going over to China. I’d be curious if JD has problems getting chips. Remember JD execs opposed Trumps tariffs on China. They signed a big deal for farm equipment with China. This why their workers were on strike not long ago, they wanted their piece.

Posted by: JROD at May 23, 2022 11:13 AM (W6qhI)

46 I think I recall a story a few years back about Nissan bringing back the economy Datsun brand, but only in 3rd world shitholes. The new Datsuns are tech-lite. No chips, any mechanic with a rudimentary understanding of fuel, compression, spark can keep them running. Seems like a good idea for tractors everywhere.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at May 23, 2022 11:13 AM (fj2YZ)

47 36 Posted by: Nova local at May 23, 2022 11:09 AM (exHjb)

Watercress soup is good!
Posted by: kallisto at May 23, 2022 11:12 AM (DJFLF)

It seems like it will be - I cheated and added fresh garlic and then garden parsley and dill (and a ton of black pepper), so it's gonna have more flavor than the very simple recipe I found planned.

Posted by: Nova local at May 23, 2022 11:14 AM (exHjb)

48 I heard of the radio about how NYS is going total electric everything by 2035. The questions asked by a guest about electrical supply, what is NYS doing about increasing energy production, answer nothing.....just make do with less, but more wind turbines for your viewing pleasure. Nuclear, that's to scary.

Posted by: Colin at May 23, 2022 11:15 AM (YVx1O)

49 I have a question: At some point, we had tractors NOT controlled via Chinese chips by globalist assclowns.

What happened to those tractors?

Posted by: Dr. Claw at May 23, 2022 11:15 AM (2OL6m)

50 little farm up the road, which had a farm stand to sell a lot of summer produce -- closed this year.

Fields not cultivated or planted. nothing growing but grass.

price of pesticide, fertilizer or rain? Well, other fields around are growing. Small farmer not growing.

Winter gonna suck.

Posted by: What they were shooting for vs what they'll get at May 23, 2022 11:15 AM (Qb4+k)

51 49 I have a question: At some point, we had tractors NOT controlled via Chinese chips by globalist assclowns.

What happened to those tractors?
Posted by: Dr. Claw at May 23, 2022 11:15 AM (2OL6m)

You still see them in all of the parades.

Posted by: Roy at May 23, 2022 11:16 AM (Pj9mr)

52 There are *used* tractors available, many of which are old enough that they don't have any stinkin' chips. They might not have power steering either, and I doubt parts will be easier to find to buy, but it might be easier to *make* replacement parts than for recent models.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 23, 2022 11:16 AM (llON8)

53 I get the feeling I will have to start reading again all the Horse Clan books.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2022 11:16 AM (VUYMA)

54 46 I think I recall a story a few years back about Nissan bringing back the economy Datsun brand, but only in 3rd world shitholes. The new Datsuns are tech-lite. No chips, any mechanic with a rudimentary understanding of fuel, compression, spark can keep them running. Seems like a good idea for tractors everywhere.
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^^^ THIS x100
Its amazing how much electronic garbage is packed into new cars now. Almost none of it is needed.

Posted by: Haywood at May 23, 2022 11:17 AM (Ua8Qs)

55 This is what happens when you give Democrats political power. You see, above all — unless, of course, you’re an illegal alien — Democrats believe in scarcity. Less is what Democrats believe in. Less for everyone. Less energy, less water, less speech, less housing, and (unless you’re an illegal alien), less baby formula.

Asian - American
Hispanic - American
African - American
South Sea Islander - American

The Dems are big on subtraction and less. They take the American out of everyone.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 23, 2022 11:17 AM (anj39)

56 The Great Reset is an ass

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 23, 2022 11:17 AM (XvPQV)

57 51
Time to parade them through some fields.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at May 23, 2022 11:17 AM (2OL6m)

58 I have a question: At some point, we had tractors NOT controlled via Chinese chips by globalist assclowns.

What happened to those tractors?
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The used tractor market is setting record prices every week in Ohio. Believe it or not there is a televised farm equipt auction show. Bids coming in from all over.

Posted by: What they were shooting for vs what they'll get at May 23, 2022 11:17 AM (Qb4+k)

59 Pounds of calories....learn to use "like" units of measurement.

Posted by: BignJames at May 23, 2022 11:17 AM (AwYPR)

60 The other day I web searched for baby formula plant closed. FEB this plant 'voluntarily' shut down. There was some *whistleblower* who testified to congress or crony buddies that the plant was not following all the FDA guidelines.

Now Abbott labs may be like the HW portrayal of evil corporations and went "Well, if the workers don't like how we were running things we'll just shutter the plant and see how they like no jobs" But even if so, why did the government wait 10 weeks until all formula inventories were gone to decide to cut some red tape to allow importing formula and even to work with Abbott labs to say "hey we need you to produce X tons of formula per week what are the road blocks, maybe we can remove some of them"

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at May 23, 2022 11:17 AM (3cGpq)

61 I saw a YouTube thing about pimped out tractors. Leather seats, upgraded stereos and shit. I guess if you spend hours and hours inside one might as well make it comfortable. Just not something you really think of when you think farm machinery.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 23, 2022 11:17 AM (NwGdA)

62 Just in time delivery has to take some of the blame. My daughter, who used to work for TJMaxx's home company, said any of the lower end clothing stores that DIDN'T practice JITD are now gone. It was a cost, in a very low margin business.

It works brilliantly, until it doesn't, and they you're screwed.

Posted by: Sweeney Todd at May 23, 2022 11:09 AM


We have had entire Carrier Battle Groups unable to deploy because of just in time supply issues. The Navy invented a new category of supply need called "mission critical" to deal with JIT issues. If what you are waiting for isn't deemed mission critical you leave without it and hope to get it later.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at May 23, 2022 11:18 AM (bVYXr)

63 I have a question: At some point, we had tractors NOT controlled via Chinese chips by globalist assclowns.

What happened to those tractors?
Posted by: Dr. Claw
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Around my AO, stored in old barns or rusting in fields.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at May 23, 2022 11:18 AM (1Srlr)

64 Send $100 ASAP so we can stop the radical Biden agenda (but which we also vote for).
- GOP


You all know I think a 'red wave' GOP won't do jack shit.

I will be interested to see just how far Stinkfinger's cabal takes this monkeypox shit. I do not think elections would be cancelled - it would take mutual nuclear exchanges for that to be considered without inciting riots, IMO - but I do think there will be lockdowns once again, beginning in the bluest of blue states as 'test cases,' with mandated masking and shutdowns if the blowback is minor.

And, if that, then a shutdown of polling places and push for nationwide mail-in voting, to show that 'our democracy will not be paused, even by public health emergencies.' And I am not expecting a 'red wave.' I expect the Dems to narrowly win, through massive cheating, and once again the country shrugs its shoulders and mutters, "We'll get them next time!"

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 23, 2022 11:18 AM (2JVJo)

65 It's crazy how many things require computer chips these days, and my guess is 90% of it is to hit absurd "efficiency" numbers the government dictates.

Just about anytime an appliance goes out, it's the microchips. All so the consumer can save 2 cents a month. The older ones before microprocessors would easily go decades.

Posted by: Blago at May 23, 2022 11:18 AM (pqU1u)

66 But even if so, why did the government wait 10 weeks until all formula inventories were gone to decide to cut some red tape to allow importing formula and even to work with Abbott labs to say "hey we need you to produce X tons of formula per week what are the road blocks, maybe we can remove some of them"

Utter incompetence comes to mind.

Posted by: Sweeney Todd at May 23, 2022 11:18 AM (ZsR3z)

67 62
JIT and military operations do not belong in the same sentence.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at May 23, 2022 11:19 AM (2OL6m)

68 I thought lard was in the refrigerated section. Near the butter, and such.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette

On the shelf. Baking aisle.
Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT

It is known.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 23, 2022 11:19 AM (Msys3)

69 The entire structure is anti-abundant as a direct result of its monomaniacal commitment to efficiency and the lowest possible price. The consequence is a loss of robustness in all things.

How it used to work was having lots of suppliers for any given thing. If you need, say, car radio antennas, you can get them from, say, five suppliers are prices ranging from $1.50 to $1.62 each. In the old days, you'd buy from all five suppliers at a blended average price of around $1.56. You're paying six cents more for the antenna than you need to, but you have tremendous robustness in terms of availability. If you lose one of those five suppliers, you'll live through it. You'll probably live through losing three of them.

But it's inefficient. You have to manage more contracts and you pay a bit more per unit. So instead, just put all of your orders in to the top two on price, or even just the top one. Cheaper, and less robust. Now expand that out. The antenna manufacturers aren't buying steel from seven companies and microchips from three, they're buying from one or two firms - and both antenna manufacturers are probably using the same suppliers, too, so upstream trouble hits everyone.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2022 11:19 AM (DU+/6)

70 "Green energy" is the undefinable solution to the unverifiable/unfalsifiable problem of "climate crisis."

Hence the perfect vehicles for endless tyranny in the name of a something-something-emergency.

Posted by: Zek at May 23, 2022 11:20 AM (OzNIz)

71 China domestically manufactures a lot of farm equipment on their own.

Japan and South Korea also manufacture quite a bit of farm and construction related kit. It's not like J.D. is the only source of tractors. With or without "chips."

Something doesn't add up.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 23, 2022 11:20 AM (BFigT)

72 It's 2030, you will own nothing, have no privacy, and be happy!

Posted by: WEF, not even hiding its agenda at May 23, 2022 11:20 AM (7obMn)

73 A Deere carbine should be called "The Reaper'

Posted by: Miklosian Anti-Marketing SA de CV at May 23, 2022 11:20 AM (b0ajG)

74 I thought lard was in the refrigerated section. Near the butter, and such.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette

On the shelf. Baking aisle.
Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at May 23, 2022 11:10 AM (Uh6Mj)

***

Most of the Lard I see nowadays are walking around the chip aisle in Walmart stuffed in Dr Johnson Stretch Elastic Pants and comfy blouses...

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at May 23, 2022 11:20 AM (flINI)

75 Its amazing how much electronic garbage is packed into new cars now. Almost none of it is needed.
Posted by: Haywood at May 23, 2022 11:17 AM (Ua8Qs)

Cars from the 90s and early 00s are becoming collector items. 90s BMWs have exploded in value because they were the last generation of driving BMWs before BMWs became computers on wheels.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 23, 2022 11:20 AM (NwGdA)

76 Gotta say, I'm seriously not looking forward to the return of a "plow" being a sharpened stick pulled by a woman because we don't have the parts, or critters, for anything more advanced. Along with the obvious reduction in food production, apparently stick plowing doesn't get deep enough into the soil to reach the iron-rich layer so the food produced will be less nutritious as well.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 23, 2022 11:12 AM (nC+QA)

You go warlord and have those sharpened sticks pulled by captive leftists.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 23, 2022 11:20 AM (VwHCD)

77 So, already mentioned?

Blackrock, the WEF-connected company that's bigger than most nations and buying up all US housing, is purchasing Ancestry,com.

Our DNA, family histories.

Not scary at all, huh?

Posted by: WEF, not even hiding its agenda at May 23, 2022 11:21 AM (7obMn)

78 Good news, Americans! The New Holodomor will be battery powered!

-xoxo Electric Kulaks

Posted by: Erik In Texas at May 23, 2022 11:21 AM (2Jd8G)

79 I saw a YouTube thing about pimped out tractors. Leather seats, upgraded stereos and shit. I guess if you spend hours and hours inside one might as well make it comfortable. Just not something you really think of when you think farm machinery.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 23, 2022 11:17 AM


People around here sit in those things 14-16 hours a day during cutting hay season.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at May 23, 2022 11:21 AM (bVYXr)

80 It's the fuel efficiency standards. It allows California to force the entire country to live up to their nonsense. It's also what ruined the styling of cars.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 23, 2022 11:21 AM (5HBd1)

81 The thing about Just In Time is that some supplier down the tier is keeping inventory to make the whole thing work. The big guys probably down to tier three are not but everybody else is. I know that for a fact.

These shortages means that those subcontractors have burned through their inventory. So to get things back is double the problem and will take double+ the time.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 23, 2022 11:21 AM (iDcra)

82 31 Try this on for size. This is your new Ministry of Thought. The SEC just charged an advisor with making 'misstatements and omissions concerning ESG funds".

There you go. They are codifying their Democrat Cult fetishes into federal law.
Posted by: Marcus T, Deus Vult at May 23, 2022 11:11 AM (VpIIl

This isn’t quite what you think it is. BNY Mellon was making statements about ESG reviews they were doing on investments, when they apparently weren’t in some cases.

Posted by: Tofer732 at May 23, 2022 11:22 AM (FabRn)

83 JIT in the military?

What the effing happened to WRSKs? Oh wait I bet those pointy headed bastids who gave us the LCS are to blame.

Oh I can't forget or forgive the Clinton administration that saw WRSK items suddenly get hit with a 10% O+M fee against budget if pulled to fix something.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2022 11:22 AM (VUYMA)

84 >>> 77 So, already mentioned?

Blackrock, the WEF-connected company that's bigger than most nations and buying up all US housing, is purchasing Ancestry,com.

Our DNA, family histories.

Not scary at all, huh?
Posted by: WEF, not even hiding its agenda at May 23, 2022 11:21 AM (7obMn)

Creepy as f*ck. Odds that Bob from the NSA already had all that data?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 23, 2022 11:22 AM (llON8)

85 Remember something about baby formula. Biden’s core constituents don’t have babies. He didn’t care because it doesn’t affect his people. I don’t think it’s any more complex than that. He only finally had to act because it looks bad for LIVs when babies starve. But if it were not for the optics Biden couldn’t care less if a few million babies died.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 23, 2022 11:23 AM (NwGdA)

86 Why don't we get Mike Bloomberg out on the farm with a stick and a bag of seeds?

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 23, 2022 11:23 AM (4eKPg)

87 Old and Busted: Steakums

New Hawtness: SteakBums! The hobo Meat treat that can't be beat!

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at May 23, 2022 11:23 AM (hWaIR)

88 It's going to be a dark day when all of these old POS in government over 75 years old start dropping dead. I will shed exactly one tear for each of them.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at May 23, 2022 11:23 AM (dp3Bn)

89 Blackrock, the WEF-connected company that's bigger than most nations and buying up all US housing, is purchasing Ancestry,com.

Our DNA, family histories.

Not scary at all, huh?


I've told people to their faces that they are imbeciles if they think their DNA profile would remain private and inviolate after they gave it up faster than Sandy Fluke during Fleet Week.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 23, 2022 11:23 AM (2JVJo)

90 Cars from the 90s and early 00s are becoming collector items. 90s BMWs have exploded in value because they were the last generation of driving BMWs before BMWs became computers on wheels.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 23, 2022 11:20 AM (NwGdA)
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In general, I think the late 90s and early aughts were a golden age in cars. They weren't all that pretty, but they were mechanically very sound and efficient but also didn't have tons of computers in them yet. They were well-built and the mechanical things like engines and transmissions and power window motors and the like were extremely good and very reliable, but they could also still be fixed and kept running reliably despite not needing tune-ups to any significant degree. Just enough electronics to keep everything running like a good watch, and not enough to get in the way.

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

91 You go warlord and have those sharpened sticks pulled by captive leftists.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division

And where they fall they become the fertilizer that you can no longer buy.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 23, 2022 11:24 AM (Msys3)

92 Oops, that's Blackstone, not Blackrock:

https://tinyurl.com/2s3zr34w

The juggernaut private investment, equity, and real estate firm Blackstone, purchased Ancenstry.com in a $4.7 billion buyout in 2020, giving the firm access to the world’s largest consumer DNA database.

Blackstone, according to economic website Investopedia, Blackstone possess the world’s largest amount of assets under management (AUM), and was considered the world’s largest warehouse landlord in 2021 – which was a growing trend due to the economic fallout that began in 2020, where companies began snatching up warehouses to better adapt to supply chain shortages.

‘Blackstone, the world’s largest private equity firm, invests in nearly everything in the global economy: biomedical research, digital payments, autonomous robots, power plants, motel chains, dating apps, and a slew of amusement parks including SeaWorld and Legoland,’ Private Equity Insights wrote, discussing the firm becoming the largest warehouse manager.

Posted by: WEF, not even hiding its agenda at May 23, 2022 11:24 AM (7obMn)

93

The first shipment of infant formula from Europe, authorized by President Joe Biden to relieve a deepening U.S. shortage, arrived in Indiana Sunday morning aboard a military aircraft.

Indianapolis was chosen because it is a Nestle distribution hub.

The formula was offloaded from the military C-17 into FedEx semi tractor-trailers and taken to the Nestle distribution center in Plainfield where the company will do a standard quality control check before distributing the supplies to hospitals, pharmacies and doctor’s offices, according to an administration official on-site.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 23, 2022 11:24 AM (63Dwl)

94 85 Remember something about baby formula. Biden’s core constituents don’t have babies. He didn’t care because it doesn’t affect his people. I don’t think it’s any more complex than that. He only finally had to act because it looks bad for LIVs when babies starve. But if it were not for the optics Biden couldn’t care less if a few million babies died.
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The answer is Evaporated Milk, Karo Syrup and Baby vitamins. No reason to believe Dems know what they are doing or can fix anything. Just move on.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 23, 2022 11:24 AM (4eKPg)

95 I will be interested to see just how far Stinkfinger's cabal takes this monkeypox shit. I do not think elections would be cancelled - it would take mutual nuclear exchanges for that to be considered without inciting riots, IMO - but I do think there will be lockdowns once again, beginning in the bluest of blue states as 'test cases,' with mandated masking and shutdowns if the blowback is minor.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 23, 2022 11:18 AM (2JVJo)
***

I hope the test state in Washington. Oh I hope I hope I hope!!!
The blowback won't be minor.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 23, 2022 11:24 AM (anj39)

96 Spoke to a gentleman from Long Beach CA. He said that the cargo ships are still backed up and no they aren't working 24/7. He claims the issue is unavailability of trucks. Specifically the trailers. I understood it to be the truck itself not the trailer. We're being lied to about everything.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at May 23, 2022 11:24 AM (wq/D9)

97 Have the Supremes announced decisions yet?

Has Puddinhead cured cancer? I've been waiting for that one.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at May 23, 2022 11:24 AM (sWM8x)

98 Remember something about baby formula. Biden’s core constituents don’t have babies. He didn’t care because it doesn’t affect his people. I don’t think it’s any more complex than that.

That may be true of AWFLs, but not of Hispanics, and right now, the Dems are Amber Hearding the bed about the rightward lurch in that group. Never ascribe to malice that which can be explained by incompetence.

Posted by: Sweeney Todd at May 23, 2022 11:24 AM (ZsR3z)

99 86
I'd like to see him with a shovel on the Dignity Canal but your idea is more appropriate.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at May 23, 2022 11:24 AM (2OL6m)

100 You go warlord and have those sharpened sticks pulled by captive leftists.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division

And where they fall they become the fertilizer that you can no longer buy.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 23, 2022 11:24 AM (Msys3)


This guy gets it. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 23, 2022 11:25 AM (VwHCD)

101 I would be shocked at Ancestry.com getting bought, except the Obama administration already allowed the Chinese to get mine and 23 million other Americans security clearance information.

For all I know the Chinese also have our DNA since that has been part of the military for decades.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2022 11:25 AM (VUYMA)

102 These shortages means that those subcontractors have burned through their inventory. So to get things back is double the problem and will take double+ the time.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 23, 2022 11:21 AM (iDcra)
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And also why you sometimes get oddities like record-breaking GDP growth in 2021Q4 when inventories rebuild. A lot of that inventory build was because JIT is failing - companies need stock now, and more than have needed recently.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2022 11:25 AM (DU+/6)

103 98
That may be true of AWFLs, but not of Hispanics, and right now, the Dems are Amber Hearding the bed about the rightward lurch in that group. Never ascribe to malice that which can be explained by incompetence.
Posted by: Sweeney Todd at May 23, 2022 11:24 AM (ZsR3z)

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They are truly very bad at governing.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at May 23, 2022 11:25 AM (LvTSG)

104 Everything I ever read says that if the SHTF, the last thing you want to be is a wandering refugee.
I mean, if you are out there in God's country and you see me pull up to your property in my Subaru wearing my Birkenstocks (with socks) I don't think my reception will be very hospitable.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at May 23, 2022 11:26 AM (jTmQV)

105 Tractor: Diesel engine, transmission, hydraulic pump. Oh no! We can't build tractors because we ran out of microchips!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 23, 2022 11:26 AM (f8jdA)

106 This is my favorite technology video:
https://youtu.be/zNmztSvG-Lw

There's a GPS on the tractor, but it needs someone to manage it when you get to the end of the row. She takes her 1880s hand crank sewing machine with her and sews during the boring time.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 23, 2022 11:26 AM (5HBd1)

107 Why don't we get Mike Bloomberg out on the farm with a stick and a bag of seeds?
Posted by: Puddin Head at May 23, 2022 11:23 AM (4eKPg)

lol

Posted by: flounder at May 23, 2022 11:26 AM (SH2Zi)

108 >>> 104 Everything I ever read says that if the SHTF, the last thing you want to be is a wandering refugee.
I mean, if you are out there in God's country and you see me pull up to your property in my Subaru wearing my Birkenstocks (with socks) I don't think my reception will be very hospitable.
Posted by: gourmand du jour at May 23, 2022 11:26 AM (jTmQV)

Hold up your sous vide wand so we can see it as you approach.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 23, 2022 11:26 AM (llON8)

109 Remember something about baby formula. Biden’s core constituents don’t have babies. He didn’t care because it doesn’t affect his people. I don’t think it’s any more complex than that. He only finally had to act because it looks bad for LIVs when babies starve. But if it were not for the optics Biden couldn’t care less if a few million babies died.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 23, 2022 11:23 AM (NwGdA)
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Not entirely true. Some of Biden's people were affected and Joey made sure that the people, the illegals, were swimming in supplies of baby formula.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 23, 2022 11:27 AM (iDcra)

110 I've told people to their faces that they are imbeciles if they think their DNA profile would remain private and inviolate after they gave it up faster than Sandy Fluke during Fleet Week.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 23, 2022 11:23 AM (2JVJo)

A fucking men.

My wife is all into that shit. I said no way am I giving my DNA to some company that will eventually provide it to the govt. she said I was paranoid. Yeah I was. And like most paranoid people I was also right.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 23, 2022 11:27 AM (NwGdA)

111 Mr. President, we must not allow a scarcity gap!!

Posted by: Dr. Strangelove at May 23, 2022 11:27 AM (yQpMk)

112 They are truly very bad at governing.

Ignoring reality has a way of emphasizing that point.

Posted by: Sweeney Todd at May 23, 2022 11:27 AM (ZsR3z)

113 Good ole Ben Franklin sez (but the proverb has been around longer than that)

"For the want of a nail the shoe was lost,
For the want of a shoe the horse was lost,
For the want of a horse the rider was lost,
For the want of a rider the battle was lost,
For the want of a battle the kingdom was lost,
And all for the want of a horseshoe-nail."

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 23, 2022 11:27 AM (F0YaR)

114 The formula was offloaded from the military C-17 into FedEx semi tractor-trailers and taken to the Nestle distribution center in Plainfield where the company will do a standard quality control check before distributing the supplies to hospitals, pharmacies and doctor’s offices, according to an administration official on-site.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 23, 2022 11:24 AM (63Dwl)
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Ah, yes. Wonderful. The US government caused a massive shortage in critical supplies and then tries to plug the gap with product brought in from a European megacorp that is a genuine example of an evil corporation who's baby formula division worked tirelessly to trap and then drain already-impoverished African peasants.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2022 11:27 AM (DU+/6)

115 112 They are truly very bad at governing.

Ignoring reality has a way of emphasizing that point.
Posted by: Sweeney Todd at May 23, 2022 11:27 AM (ZsR3z)

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Their words shall be made flesh, and stuff.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at May 23, 2022 11:28 AM (LvTSG)

116 I mean, if you are out there in God's country and you see me pull up to your property in my Subaru wearing my Birkenstocks (with socks) I don't think my reception will be very hospitable.
Posted by: gourmand du jour at May 23, 2022 11:26 AM (jTmQV)

***

Ummm... hello. BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM... BLAM

Posted by: Farmer in Flyover Jesus Land at May 23, 2022 11:28 AM (flINI)

117 Meanwhile, at NBC, news you can use:

"Monkeypox sounds a lot like Covid."

Posted by: gp Sets In Motion Various Apparatuses at May 23, 2022 11:28 AM (qpX6U)

118 OT: could use a prayer. Just tendered my 2 week notice. I work on the road (last 5 years) and it has been tough for the wife. She’s a good woman that has been holding down the household and caring for her mom. She’s at a breaking point and need to be there. I’ll find something.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 23, 2022 11:28 AM (RREDB)

119 All of those DNA companies will give up your DNA profile to the cops. They have used it to catch family members of people who submitted profiles.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 23, 2022 11:28 AM (f8jdA)

120 There were only 222 C-17As built. Almost 200 belong to the US.

The War on Terror accelerated the aging of that fleet.

And now Joey Bidet is using them to deliver baby formula? FedEx's planes not good enough?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2022 11:28 AM (VUYMA)

121 "And by the way --- another casualty is in the midst --- tractor batteries are now in low (or zero) supply in certain areas."


Guess which has a higher priority in the Junta for battery raw materials: Tractor batteries or electric car batteries?

Posted by: shovel-ready at May 23, 2022 11:29 AM (AMIL/)

122 Y'all are pessimists.

You see food shortages, I see intermittent fasting.

You see starvation, I see gainzzzz.

Try to be more optimistic.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 23, 2022 11:29 AM (v31Ye)

123 105
Exactly. Microchips aren't magic. They deliver electrical signals at the behest of some program.
Rig it so you can deliver the same signals manually and such tractors become drivable again.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at May 23, 2022 11:29 AM (2OL6m)

124 Is this post fully, carefully thought through?

We've gotten in trouble when the Chinese state has interfered with global markets to lock up certain industries---such as rare earth. Globalization + bad actors = precarious dependence. I imagine the US state could intervene to subsidize (again, for example) rare earth excavation state-side, or put tariffs on foreign imports.

But, the baby formula instance is on where the US market was almost locked to US suppliers. There was "self-sufficiency", like Throckmorton wants: tariffs or outright bans on imports of perfectly good formula. But that ended up with a precarious dependence on a major supplier, in Abbott.

Posted by: Hippogryph at May 23, 2022 11:29 AM (kdklL)

125 Eboli would be a good way to watch Biden die.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 23, 2022 11:29 AM (4eKPg)

126 Whilst standing next to the leader of Japan yesterday, SpongeBrain ShitPants Biden said these two things:

1. We will militarily defend Taiwan from the ChiCom hordes (no relation);

2. The US's official policy is to recognize the One Chy-Nah Policy.

Neither of which we have ever said out loud before.

Hmmmm.

*Puts Def Leppard's "Armageddon It" on infinite loop*

Posted by: Sharkman at May 23, 2022 11:29 AM (b0qSM)

127 OT: could use a prayer. Just tendered my 2 week notice. I work on the road (last 5 years) and it has been tough for the wife. She’s a good woman that has been holding down the household and caring for her mom. She’s at a breaking point and need to be there. I’ll find something.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 23, 2022 11:28 AM (RREDB)
++++
Good for you on making a tough a choice for your family, and prayers are up!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2022 11:29 AM (DU+/6)

128 ‘Blackstone, the world’s largest private equity firm, invests in motel chains, dating apps, and a slew of amusement parks

Posted by: WEF, not even hiding its agenda at May 23, 2022 11:24 AM (7obMn)

Makes sense.

Posted by: BignJames at May 23, 2022 11:30 AM (AwYPR)

129 I would be shocked at Ancestry.com getting bought, except the Obama administration already allowed the Chinese to get mine and 23 million other Americans security clearance information.

For all I know the Chinese also have our DNA since that has been part of the military for decades.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2022 11:25 AM


They got mine and the wife's stuff also when obama gave them the keys to OPM. We signed up for that free credit reporting stuff for life from the government. I have yet to get any sort of credit notice but I get registered sex offender news all of the time. No idea why that is part of the credit monitoring service though. And you can't turn that part of it off.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at May 23, 2022 11:30 AM (bVYXr)

130 All of those DNA companies will give up your DNA profile to the cops. They have used it to catch family members of people who submitted profiles.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 23, 2022 11:28 AM (f8jdA)
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I knew that when the DNA companies first came out. No way I would pay to have my DNA on the record.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 23, 2022 11:30 AM (iDcra)

131 >>> 118 OT: could use a prayer. Just tendered my 2 week notice. I work on the road (last 5 years) and it has been tough for the wife. She’s a good woman that has been holding down the household and caring for her mom. She’s at a breaking point and need to be there. I’ll find something.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 23, 2022 11:28 AM (RREDB)

Done.

I don't know your current situation other than the above, but might this be an opportunity to move to a less densely populated location (if you aren't already there)?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 23, 2022 11:30 AM (llON8)

132 You see starvation, I see gainzzzz.

Try to be more optimistic.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 23, 2022 11:29 AM (v31Ye)


I actually am losing weight because a couple of my former guilty pleasures priced me out.

Posted by: kallisto at May 23, 2022 11:30 AM (DJFLF)

133 Guess which has a higher priority in the Junta for battery raw materials: Tractor batteries or electric car batteries?
Posted by: shovel-ready at May 23, 2022 11:29 AM (AMIL/)
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I doubt they use the same chemistry. I would bet tractors use lead-acid batteries, though I don't know.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2022 11:30 AM (DU+/6)

134 Prayer, Mr. Aspirin Factory. It's the right thing to do.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 23, 2022 11:31 AM (5HBd1)

135 I admit to some serious personal conflict on this issue. I'm not, nor have i ever been a "Principled Free Trader", but i have been a strong proponent of actual free trade.

the problem is, free trade has to be free and equal amongst the trading partners. and the Principled set never worried about what the other side was doing. this is where our current "free trade" situation falls apart, imo.

Posted by: zombie miracle max at May 23, 2022 11:31 AM (p03vF)

136 Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 23, 2022 11:28 AM (RREDB)

***
You're a good man

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at May 23, 2022 11:31 AM (flINI)

137 I actually am losing weight because a couple of my former guilty pleasures priced me out.
Posted by: kallisto at May 23, 2022 11:30 AM (DJFLF)

See, poverty is already helping you address gluttony!

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at May 23, 2022 11:31 AM (b2nrj)

138 I'm investing in Spam, potted meat and Vienna sausage.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at May 23, 2022 11:31 AM (jYQlA)

139 damint, off week old what i kept forgetting to remove...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at May 23, 2022 11:31 AM (p03vF)

140 I’ll find something.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 23, 2022 11:28 AM (RREDB)


will def send up prayers for you, Mr. AF.

you're a fellow Keystone Stater, right?

Posted by: kallisto at May 23, 2022 11:31 AM (DJFLF)

141 Ummm... hello. BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM... BLAM
Posted by: Farmer in Flyover Jesus Land

Rosebud. . . .

She’s a good woman that has been holding down the household and caring for her mom. She’s at a breaking point and need to be there.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory

Prayers up for you and your family AF. Good spouses are worth a King's ransom. Hang in there.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 23, 2022 11:31 AM (Msys3)

142 In dubya’s days what was his first thought? Something about war on terror. For triump it was something about manufacturing jobs or trade with ChYNa.

They both had key issues that were near and dear. For Biden it is woke shit and green shit. The well being of a baby is at the bottom of the list.

That’s what I mean by his people don’t have babies. It’s just not something in his core set of goals or something he thinks out naturally( and by him I mean his staffers).

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 23, 2022 11:32 AM (NwGdA)

143 Ummm... hello. BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM... BLAM

Posted by: Farmer in Flyover Jesus Land at May 23, 2022 11:28 AM


With fire discipline like that you are gonna run out of bullets.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at May 23, 2022 11:32 AM (bVYXr)

144 Yes, MPPP, I was skeptical from the get-go on the DNA test, especially since the biggest push was from 23andMe, which was created by the wife (now ex) of a Google founder.

Seemed like such an obvious ploy to gather even more data on us. And just too irresistibly valuable to law enforcement to remain private.

The problem is that they only need a small percentage of the population's DNA to have the ability to determine the DNA for the rest of - something like 10%? It's how they ID'd that old serial killer in Los Angeles, and there will no doubt be so many new and exciting ways to use the data, including establishment of the biomedical state.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 23, 2022 11:32 AM (7obMn)

145 To be an American and liked is like what? 330M people. To be a citizen of the world is to be liked by 6.5B people.

And, you get to profess your superiority to 6.5B.

Think of all the retweet possibilities.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at May 23, 2022 11:32 AM (NfVxv)

146 "‘Blackstone, the world’s largest private equity firm, invests in motel chains, dating apps, and a slew of amusement parks"

So I can rent an escort on the app, take her to the motel, then to Six Flags, and Blackstone scores a win-win-win.

Posted by: Throw gp That Whammy at May 23, 2022 11:32 AM (qpX6U)

147 This brings to mind the 1992 Ross Perot infomercials and his debates with Old Man Bush. Too bad we didn't listen then....

Posted by: pikkumatti at May 23, 2022 11:32 AM (LNiNn)

148 "America must be punished for electing Trump."

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 23, 2022 11:32 AM (p+1gI)

149 The John Deere dealership hasn't had tractors in their lot for months.
Carbines and harvesters mostly.
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at

Combines ?

Posted by: JT at May 23, 2022 11:32 AM (arJlL)

150 Jared is and was and will always be a piece of shit.

There, circle is squared.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 23, 2022 11:32 AM (NwGdA)

151 See, poverty is already helping you address gluttony!

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at May 23, 2022 11:31 AM (b2nrj)


Yes, however another deadly sin is gaining traction because I'm really pissed off over it

Posted by: kallisto at May 23, 2022 11:32 AM (DJFLF)

152 My 87 SUV looks more and more like what one needs to drive. All the amenities(P/S, P/Brakes/Windows CC great heat/AC etc) plus it's easy to work on.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 23, 2022 11:33 AM (KATBx)

153 You guys are great. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 23, 2022 11:33 AM (RREDB)

154 Apropos of nothing... wasn't J.P. Morgan on the Gong Show? She is some kind of financial somebody now?

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at May 23, 2022 11:33 AM (flINI)

155 128 ‘Blackstone, the world’s largest private equity firm, invests in motel chains, dating apps, and a slew of amusement parks

Posted by: WEF, not even hiding its agenda at May 23, 2022 11:24 AM (7obMn)

Makes sense.
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Did you mean Blackrock? Blackstone is a fictional financial outfit run by an anarchist named Lumley who is intent on destroying the world. Blackrock is a real financial outfit run by an anarchist named Larry Fink who is intent on destroying the world. Take a read on Buchan's The Power House. Published in 1913.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 23, 2022 11:33 AM (4eKPg)

156 88
'I will shed exactly one tear for each of them.'
I won't even shed a fart.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at May 23, 2022 11:33 AM (2OL6m)

157 "The “green energy” fairy tale and the climate change agenda will make scarcity a way of life if not stopped, with an accompanying diminution of freedom and our standard of living."

The universal, automatic solution to scarcity is war and famine.


"148 "America must be punished for electing Trump."
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 23, 2022 11:32 AM (p+1gI)"

Nah, they'd either have been several years ahead on this same route if Hilary had won in 2016, or they'd have taken a bit more time to polish the same set of shennanigans.

Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at May 23, 2022 11:34 AM (/z9fK)

158 Batteries are batteries, with a lot of the raw material being the same. I expect just conventional car batteries to skyrocket. I'm taking the car for an oil change tomorrow, and it dawned on me the battery is about three years old, some of that time baking in AZ. Might as well change that early seeing how I'm doing the oil change early.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 23, 2022 11:34 AM (lz5hY)

159 the problem is, free trade has to be free and equal amongst the trading partners. and the Principled set never worried about what the other side was doing. this is where our current "free trade" situation falls apart, imo.
Posted by: zombie miracle max at May 23, 2022 11:31 AM (p03vF)
++++
That's reciprocal free trade among peers, which I also support. I am opposed to asymmetrical free trade. If you're allowed to sell your cars here, I'm allowed to sell mine there. If your companies can do business in my country, my countries can do business in yours.

For the most part, our trade relationship with Canada is essentially open and reciprocal. Fine, and its to our mutual benefit (some exceptions like softwood lumber and the like aside). With places like China, though - where our firms cannot do business (it must be a joint-venture), there is no intellectual property, they use slave labor, etc. - should *not* be a recipient of free trade rights.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2022 11:34 AM (DU+/6)

160
Why don't we get Mike Bloomberg out on the farm with a stick and a bag of seeds?

Green Acres is the place to be.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 23, 2022 11:34 AM (63Dwl)

161 Pretty sure JP Morgan flashed boob on the Gong Show.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at May 23, 2022 11:35 AM (fj2YZ)

162 "Who would have ever suspected that a creature like Donald Trump would become president of the United States, waving a list of judges that he would appoint, therefore getting the support of the far right, and appointing those anti-just freedom justices to the court?"

Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi (on Sunday) called for her own version of a bipartisan approach to solving America's real and pressing problems.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Contemplating at May 23, 2022 11:35 AM (Ijkw6)

163 I registered my boat over the weekend for 2022. I was hocked at the price. It was the same as 2021. I found the one thing that has not been affected by inflation. Mind you gas to operate the boat is 75% higher but that’s a different story.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 23, 2022 11:35 AM (NwGdA)

164 @122 Bitter Clinger-As long as nothing effects the food prep service Factor75 I purchase from I’m all good.

Posted by: JROD at May 23, 2022 11:35 AM (W6qhI)

165 OT: could use a prayer. Just tendered my 2 week notice. I work on the road (last 5 years) and it has been tough for the wife. She’s a good woman that has been holding down the household and caring for her mom. She’s at a breaking point and need to be there. I’ll find something.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 23, 2022 11:28 AM (RREDB)


Done and done. Quitting and not knowing what might be next is scary. I wish you all the best.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 23, 2022 11:35 AM (2JVJo)

166 Green Acres is the place to be.

So who is Mikey's Zsa Zsa?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2022 11:35 AM (VUYMA)

167 >>For all I know the Chinese also have our DNA since that has been part of the military for decades.


Pretty sure that was collected with all the covid testing, but yeah, there have been stories about Cina collecting US citizens' DNA even before covid. Kinda fits in with their quest to create exciting new bioweapons -- gotta make sure you target the right demographics, right?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 23, 2022 11:36 AM (7obMn)

168 166
Nancy Pelosi

Posted by: Dr. Claw at May 23, 2022 11:36 AM (2OL6m)

169 Green Acres is the place to be.

So who is Mikey's Zsa Zsa?
Posted by: Anna Puma

Merv Griffin?

Posted by: Tonypete at May 23, 2022 11:36 AM (Msys3)

170 "124 Is this post fully, carefully thought through?

We've gotten in trouble when the Chinese state has interfered with global markets to lock up certain industries---such as rare earth. Globalization + bad actors = precarious dependence. I imagine the US state could intervene to subsidize (again, for example) rare earth excavation state-side, or put tariffs on foreign imports.

But, the baby formula instance is on where the US market was almost locked to US suppliers. There was "self-sufficiency", like Throckmorton wants: tariffs or outright bans on imports of perfectly good formula. But that ended up with a precarious dependence on a major supplier, in Abbott.
Posted by: Hippogryph at May 23, 2022 11:29 AM (kdklL)"

The domestic progs will destroy with or without globalization.

Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at May 23, 2022 11:36 AM (/z9fK)

171 120 There were only 222 C-17As built. Almost 200 belong to the US.

The War on Terror accelerated the aging of that fleet.

And now Joey Bidet is using them to deliver baby formula? FedEx's planes not good enough?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2022 11:28 AM (VUYMA)


A suspicious person must wonder when the Junta will claim its owned and operated USAF has shipped more baby formula for more miles than during the entire Berlin Airlift! Meaningless stats they can build a favorable narrative around is one of the Junta's big propaganda tools. Recall how much the Junta cheered its Kabul Bug-Out civilian airlift number as the biggest in history?

Posted by: shovel-ready at May 23, 2022 11:36 AM (AMIL/)

172 The soup is good. Whenever I see watercress for 50 cents again, it's gonna be a must buy b/c now I have a "you can't have it raw anymore" plan...

It's funny, though...when it's "on sale" in the ad, it's now 99 cents/bunch. I only buy it when it's not "on sale" at 50 cents, probably b/c no one was dumb enough to buy it at double the price this spring...

Posted by: Nova local at May 23, 2022 11:37 AM (exHjb)

173 Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 23, 2022 11:28 AM (RREDB)

***

Arianna Huffington?
Lucianne Goldberg?

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at May 23, 2022 11:37 AM (flINI)

174 166 Pretty sure Lisa was played by Eva Gabor, Zsa Zsa's sister


Posted by: Farmer Bob at May 23, 2022 11:37 AM (fj2YZ)

175 Batteries are batteries, with a lot of the raw material being the same. I expect just conventional car batteries to skyrocket. I'm taking the car for an oil change tomorrow, and it dawned on me the battery is about three years old, some of that time baking in AZ. Might as well change that early seeing how I'm doing the oil change early.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 23, 2022 11:34 AM


Had to buy a new battery for my Tacoma, the old one crapped out after 6 years. Close to $250 for the top of the line battery with a full three year replacement warranty plus tax. $20 core charge that I got back when I took the old one in.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at May 23, 2022 11:37 AM (bVYXr)

176 118 OT: could use a prayer. Just tendered my 2 week notice. I work on the road (last 5 years) and it has been tough for the wife. She’s a good woman that has been holding down the household and caring for her mom. She’s at a breaking point and need to be there. I’ll find something.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 23, 2022 11:28 AM (RREDB)

I have been there, my Father was a quad and took care of him, will pray for you and your family.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 23, 2022 11:37 AM (dKiJG)

177 What did parents use before "baby formula" was a thing? Seems like there's a slew of options available out there yet nobody talks about that. The only discussion is about the shortage.

Someone should ask the buttplugger what he and his husband did for the baby they recently bought.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 23, 2022 11:38 AM (BFigT)

178 Green Acres is the place to be.

So who is Mikey's Zsa Zsa?
Posted by: Anna Puma

***

Arianna Huffington?
Lucianne Goldberg?

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at May 23, 2022 11:38 AM (flINI)

179 STOP DENYING THIS BABY IS YOURS!!

Posted by: California gas over $6 a gallon is now nostalgic at May 23, 2022 11:39 AM (hWaIR)

180 Why is it when Globalists act in a manner that literally kills or injures hundreds of millions of people we never hear the old hackneyed refrain "Minorities, Women and Children hardest hit"™ ?

People tend to get feral when they realize the authorities not only aren't going to be there when help is needed, but when they discover the authorities are the enthusiastic authors of pain and misery.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 23, 2022 11:39 AM (AHeqJ)

181 All over the road.

Ohio police pulled over a drunk Amish guy passed out in his moving horse and buggy at 2:30 in the morning

. . . .

Mr. Miller blew a .063% (lightweight!) and was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence.

https://bit.ly/3wDlr0h

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, You Didn't Build That Back Better! at May 23, 2022 11:39 AM (FVME7)

182 179 STOP DENYING THIS BABY IS YOURS!!
Posted by: California gas over $6 a gallon is now nostalgic at May 23, 2022 11:39 AM (hWaIR)

==========

It's what the leftists told us they wanted. The True Believers at the lowest rungs assured us that it was the true cost of gas just a year ago.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at May 23, 2022 11:40 AM (LvTSG)

183 Someone should ask the buttplugger what he and his husband did for the baby they recently bought.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 23, 2022 11:38 AM (BFigT)

***

They're not chestfeeding them?

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at May 23, 2022 11:40 AM (flINI)

184 What did parents use before "baby formula" was a thing?

it was always breast milk, and if the mom couldn't nurse the newborn for whatever reason, enter the wet nurse.

Posted by: kallisto at May 23, 2022 11:40 AM (DJFLF)

185 Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 23, 2022 11:28 AM

Prayers up.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 23, 2022 11:40 AM (h6/n7)

186 The lack of spare and replacement parts for long haul trucks, farms being paid to plow under produce, ranches having to kill their herds in the fields due to the inability to transport them to market, engineered fuel crisis, all of it.

It was all already manifest and in-play BEFORE either the CCP lockdowns or Russia moving against Ukraine.

None of it is accidental. All of it is on purpose. And none of it is due to outside issues.

This is being done to us by our own people.

Posted by: Hereogar at May 23, 2022 11:40 AM (vxOXM)

187
So who is Mikey's Zsa Zsa?

Lizzo.

Posted by: dirty socks Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at May 23, 2022 11:40 AM (hWaIR)

188 Ive seen some home made recipes for baby formula online. It’s not being actively pushed by the msm for a simple reason. As always follow the money. If everyone figures out how to make their own, they will stop buying it from Target and Walmart at a 200% markup. And tht cannot be allowed to happen.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 23, 2022 11:40 AM (NwGdA)

189 Bigger than the Berlin Airlift?

Well it will have to run for more than a year and deliver over 2.3 million tons of cargo to exceed that.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2022 11:41 AM (VUYMA)

190 At the gas station this morning there was a guy and a clerk battling it out: the guy had a stack of "I did that stickers" and was running around to all the pumps affixing them. The clerk was equally energetic running around trying to remove them.

Sadly hilarious.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 23, 2022 11:41 AM (Msys3)

191 Happy Days are here again, right?

Posted by: Pete Seria at May 23, 2022 11:41 AM (jyd01)

192 Apropos of nothing... wasn't J.P. Morgan on the Gong Show? She is some kind of financial somebody now?
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at May 23, 2022 11:33 AM (flINI)


She was. Born Mary Margaret Morgan in CO, she had a singing career in the 1950s and was on The Gong Show from 1976-78.

She flashes at 1.16:

https://tinyurl.com/5ds3efu9

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 23, 2022 11:41 AM (2JVJo)

193 I'm taking the car for an oil change tomorrow, and it dawned on me the battery is about three years old, some of that time baking in AZ. Might as well change that early seeing how I'm doing the oil change early.
Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 23, 2022


***
The Buick's current battery, put in by AAA in Aug. of '20 to replace the original 2016 battery, is now 2. Next spring I may have it tested. If it's in their range for free replacement, I'll call 'em up. In the meantime, I have the oil and filter for the June change. I haven't looked at oil jug prices in the last couple of months; no doubt I'd be horrified. But I might want to grit my teeth and get the oil for the Dec. change now.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 23, 2022 11:41 AM (txdEq)

194 I mean, if you are out there in God's country and you see me pull up to your property in my Subaru wearing my Birkenstocks (with socks) I don't think my reception will be very hospitable.
Posted by: gourmand du jour at May 23, 2022 11:26 AM (jTmQV)



THERE'S MEAT WALKING IN THE GATE!

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 23, 2022 11:41 AM (yQpMk)

195 "163 I registered my boat over the weekend for 2022. I was hocked at the price. It was the same as 2021. I found the one thing that has not been affected by inflation. Mind you gas to operate the boat is 75% higher but that’s a different story.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 23, 2022 11:35 AM (NwGdA)"

The single biggest shock I've seen is in trailer prices of all things. We got a cargo trailer a couple of years ago and were a bit butthurt to have to shell out ~7k when they'd been ~4-5k a year prior to that.

Today the same model is about 16k. Other large equipment we're ordering with multi-month lead times are all going up ~5% per month. Buying stuff early has been the best return on any investment we might make, even factoring in depreciation. And utilizing credit even when we have the cash outright has been a no-brainer, the loan rates just don't keep up with inflation.

Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at May 23, 2022 11:41 AM (/z9fK)

196
Someone should ask the buttplugger what he and his husband did for the baby they recently bought.
Posted by: Martini Farmer


Grey Poupon

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 23, 2022 11:41 AM (63Dwl)

197 163 I only pay the odd figure of $3.89 to register my car (disabled vet rate). That includes postage, which they charge even if I pick up the sticker at the revenue office. This backward state usually gets them out if ordered on line in about 3-4 days, so I get my moneys worth on the postage. Advanced states like Pennsylvania would carefully scrutinize the order between breaks and you would receive them a month after expiration.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 23, 2022 11:41 AM (lz5hY)

198 >> I mean, if you are out there in God's country and you see me pull up to your property in my Subaru wearing my Birkenstocks (with socks) I don't think my reception will be very hospitable.


WELCOME TO TERMINUS!
FOLLOW THE ARROWS, MEAT!

Posted by: The Walking Dead at May 23, 2022 11:42 AM (7obMn)

199 189 Bigger than the Berlin Airlift?

Well it will have to run for more than a year and deliver over 2.3 million tons of cargo to exceed that.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2022 11:41 AM (VUYMA)


No, I was only talking about baby formula ton-miles, not the whole shebang.

Posted by: shovel-ready at May 23, 2022 11:42 AM (AMIL/)

200 At the gas station this morning there was a guy and a clerk battling it out: the guy had a stack of "I did that stickers" and was running around to all the pumps affixing them. The clerk was equally energetic running around trying to remove them.

Sadly hilarious.


Should have filmed it, added Yakity Sax, and posted to YouTube

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2022 11:42 AM (VUYMA)

201 171 A suspicious person must wonder when the Junta will claim its owned and operated USAF has shipped more baby formula for more miles than during the entire Berlin Airlift!

i'm waiting for the new age candy bomber, dropping hershey bars and smart phones on little parachutes to the starving people of whatever city they're flying over.

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at May 23, 2022 11:43 AM (oY6Yp)

202 >>> 184 What did parents use before "baby formula" was a thing?

it was always breast milk, and if the mom couldn't nurse the newborn for whatever reason, enter the wet nurse.
Posted by: kallisto at May 23, 2022 11:40 AM (DJFLF)

Cows and goats produce a lot of milk.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 23, 2022 11:43 AM (llON8)

203 Had to buy a new battery for my Tacoma, the old one crapped out after 6 years. Close to $250 for the top of the line battery with a full three year replacement warranty plus tax. $20 core charge that I got back when I took the old one in.

Dittos, was sent on a mission at daybreak Saturday to install a new battery in the spouse's vehicle.

Who knew that by closing the last lead smelting plant in the former United States and relying on an enemy to provide simple earth elements for century old technology would result in such high prices?

Surely of no national security.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 23, 2022 11:43 AM (AHeqJ)

204 The role of Arnold Ziffel will be played by Stacey Abrams.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at May 23, 2022 11:43 AM (jYQlA)

205 Ummm... hello. BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM... BLAM

Posted by: Farmer in Flyover Jesus Land at May 23, 2022 11:28 AM


With fire discipline like that you are gonna run out of bullets.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at May 23, 2022 11:32 AM (bVYXr)

Anybody worth shooting is worth shooting a lot

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 23, 2022 11:43 AM (XvPQV)

206 >>Someone should ask the buttplugger what he and his husband did for the baby they recently bought.


Babies. Twins.
I am assuming they each got a designer, surrogate-gestated kid created with their own sperm?

Posted by: The Walking Dead at May 23, 2022 11:43 AM (7obMn)

207 Those of you who say just breast feed...

If it were that easy women would do it. There are a host of reasons why some women can’t. Some babies just refuse to as well. And to dismiss it as some “ you’re just lazy” or whatever is really ridiculous.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 23, 2022 11:44 AM (NwGdA)

208 Well, when they're right, they're right.

Woke scientists complain there are far too few parasites named after women

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, You Didn't Build That Back Better! at May 23, 2022 11:44 AM (FVME7)

209 Dow up almost 700 points.

Posted by: Sweeney Todd at May 23, 2022 11:44 AM (ZsR3z)

210 With fire discipline like that you are gonna run out of bullets.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at May 23, 2022 11:32 AM (bVYXr)

Anybody worth shooting is worth shooting a lot
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 23, 2022 11:43 AM (XvPQV)

There is no 'overkill.' There is only 'open fire' and 'I need to reload.'

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at May 23, 2022 11:44 AM (b2nrj)

211 Someone should ask the buttplugger what he and his husband did for the baby they recently bought.
Posted by: Martini Farmer
___________

They bought two babies. Probably also rented a Mexican wet nurse, so they don't have to worry about formula.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at May 23, 2022 11:44 AM (MvHI3)

212 i'm waiting for the new age candy bomber, dropping hershey bars and smart phones on little parachutes to the starving people of whatever city they're flying over.

Then once a person is hit sue sue sue, class action suit

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2022 11:44 AM (VUYMA)

213 Cows and goats produce a lot of milk.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 23, 2022 11:43 AM (llON


the newborn's system can't properly digest cow and goat milk though. It takes some time for a child to be able to drink milk from non-human source.

Posted by: kallisto at May 23, 2022 11:45 AM (DJFLF)

214 Should have filmed it, added Yakity Sax, and posted to YouTube
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2022 11:42 AM


Dammit, Anna, you beat me to it!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 23, 2022 11:45 AM (h6/n7)

215 The name "Jaye P. Morgan" is familiar, but I'm not sure of any songs she is known for. Maybe she was a little before my time and has faded into obscurity. (No, I never watched The Gong Show.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 23, 2022 11:45 AM (txdEq)

216 At the elite schools where they learned to think of themselves as world citizens rather than as Americans, they were poisoned with an education that taught them that weakening America and strengthening our adversaries would bring about universal peace and prosperity.

-------

They want Chinese primacy, specifically, which is obviously bad. But I won't argue that it's worse than America in the leadership role. Might even be better. Who knows?

In any event, it won't be us. Country's tapped out. Horde of Visigoths out front shoulda told ya.

My preference would be for a coalition of China's enemies to devastate them and become the focal point of geopolitics. As we become a Chinese suzerainty, that would obviously be bad for us, but hey - people get what they ask for.

Posted by: @TheRealWilliamHayes at May 23, 2022 11:46 AM (96UI6)

217 193 Wolfus, I use AAA for batteries. No muss, no fuss, they change it, take away the old one, and only a couple bucks more than the parts store. And I give the kid a fiver for a beer after work.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 23, 2022 11:46 AM (lz5hY)

218
I suppose the upside of these recent shortages is that we won't hear much more about the plight of the Trans community.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 23, 2022 11:46 AM (/U27+)

219 You got 6 years out of a car battery? Daaaayum.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 23, 2022 11:46 AM (NwGdA)

220 Bette Midler had to scurry away from Twitter for going all Marie Antoinette by claiming women should breast feed.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2022 11:46 AM (VUYMA)

221 the newborn's system can't properly digest cow and goat milk though. It takes some time for a child to be able to drink milk from non-human source.

Fine, then give them scotch or rye. Not bourbon, though. We aren't barbarians.

Posted by: Sweeney Todd at May 23, 2022 11:46 AM (ZsR3z)

222 Ive seen some home made recipes for baby formula online. It’s not being actively pushed by the msm for a simple reason. As always follow the money. If everyone figures out how to make their own, they will stop buying it from Target and Walmart at a 200% markup. And tht cannot be allowed to happen.

I asked my mother what she used and I got this simple formula that pretty much everyone around the globe used. Other than a penchant for posting here, I turned out all right.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 23, 2022 11:47 AM (AHeqJ)

223 America could use a man like Chuck Barris again.


Gene Gene the Dancing Machine too.

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at May 23, 2022 11:47 AM (flINI)

224 I had to give up on my attempt to order a utility trailer last year. I'd waited about five months and there was always some issue. I wound up buying a used one.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 23, 2022 11:47 AM (5HBd1)

225 The snippet MPPPP posted of The Gong Show is pretty much the definition of "low-rent entertainment." And that was without the sound on.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 23, 2022 11:47 AM (txdEq)

226 207 Those of you who say just breast feed...

If it were that easy women would do it. There are a host of reasons why some women can’t. Some babies just refuse to as well. And to dismiss it as some “ you’re just lazy” or whatever is really ridiculous.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 23, 2022 11:44 AM (NwGdA)

All my kids breastfed exclusively except my 3rd - he went 6 months exclusive, but then I had to have emergency surgery and 10 days of recovery where my mom and sis cared for him and he was on formula. He flat refused to even take a bottle from me for a month after I got him back (he was probably ticked about the food change), so the spouse got a crash course in bottle feedings til my 3rd switched to real milk at 12 months (and his own sippy cup)...needless to say, the spouse realized how much damn work it is to feed a baby with bottles, let alone the energy that breast feeding entails...

Posted by: Nova local at May 23, 2022 11:47 AM (exHjb)

227 *Woke scientists complain there are far too few parasites named after women.*

I used to be a thing.

Posted by: Typhoid Mary at May 23, 2022 11:47 AM (jYQlA)

228 i'm waiting for the new age candy bomber, dropping hershey bars and smart phones on little parachutes to the starving people of whatever city they're flying over.
Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at May 23, 2022 11:43 AM


Announcer: Have you or a loved one been injured by a candygram?

Mongo: *raises hand*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 23, 2022 11:47 AM (h6/n7)

229 Anybody worth shooting is worth shooting a lot
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse

Prosecuting attorney - "Mr. Tonypete, why did you shoot the decedent 10 times?"

Mr. TP - "My weapon jammed."

Judge - "I'll allow it."

Posted by: Tonypete at May 23, 2022 11:48 AM (Msys3)

230 RMBS

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2022 11:48 AM (VUYMA)

231 Joe Biden
@JoeBiden

United States government official
Republicans don't want to solve inflation by lowering costs. They want to solve it by raising taxes and lowering your income.

-
Projection isn't just a river in D.C.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, You Didn't Build That Back Better! at May 23, 2022 11:48 AM (FVME7)

232 This backward state usually gets them out if ordered on line in about 3-4 days, so I get my moneys worth on the postage. Advanced states like Pennsylvania would carefully scrutinize the order between breaks and you would receive them a month after expiration.

A well known writer of Catholic hymns has established a religious community in your state. I am seriously considering applying for residency there.

Posted by: kallisto at May 23, 2022 11:48 AM (DJFLF)

233 Actually goat's milk is what they give babies that can't handle cow's milk. It's naturally homogenized and seems to cause fewer problems with allergies. And you can get canned goat's milk, although it's not cheap.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 23, 2022 11:48 AM (5HBd1)

234 WELCOME TO TERMINUS!
FOLLOW THE ARROWS, MEAT!
Posted by: The Walking Dead at May 23, 2022 11:42 AM (7obMn)


Reminds me of a horror short story I read a while back where two yobbos carjack and kill a driver, then use his car's GPS to escape.

The GPS directs them to a lonely farmhouse and the car stalls. While trying to escape, the two see men and woman armed with scythes and pitchforks exiting the house, which, a glimpse inside shows, is littered with half-eaten limbs.

At which point, the GPS comes to life and says "You have arrived at your final destination!"

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 23, 2022 11:48 AM (2JVJo)

235 >>> 213 Cows and goats produce a lot of milk.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 23, 2022 11:43 AM (llON

the newborn's system can't properly digest cow and goat milk though. It takes some time for a child to be able to drink milk from non-human source.
Posted by: kallisto at May 23, 2022 11:45 AM (DJFLF)

Yikes.... at least there's something *after* the newborn phase, but yeah, where the heck would one find a wet nurse? I suppose it will become more common as demand increases.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 23, 2022 11:49 AM (llON8)

236 But, the baby formula instance is on where the US market was almost locked to US suppliers. There was "self-sufficiency", like Throckmorton wants: tariffs or outright bans on imports of perfectly good formula. But that ended up with a precarious dependence on a major supplier, in Abbott.
Posted by: Hippogryph at May 23, 2022 11:29 AM (kdklL)



The virtual monopoly is again the result of government action. WIC in particular. Bribe Contribute enough to Democrats and become the exclusive supplier for entire states.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 23, 2022 11:49 AM (yQpMk)

237 They bought two babies. Probably also rented a Mexican wet nurse, so they don't have to worry about formula.

Another blessing of our southern border human trafficking.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 23, 2022 11:49 AM (AHeqJ)

238 My preference would be for a coalition of China's enemies to devastate them and become the focal point of geopolitics.

I've enjoyed watching Peter Zeihan's videos, although he's getting lost of mileage from a few relatively simple points, and is prone to dramatic overstatement. I suppose it brings in the consulting dollars. Anyway, he argues that China is now on its last legs, demographically, economically, and culturally. He has literally predicted that this could be China's last year. That's patent nonsense, but he does have some interesting points about their impending demographic collapse.

Posted by: Sweeney Todd at May 23, 2022 11:49 AM (ZsR3z)

239 I read last night that there is a supply chain issue for wet cat food. Now we are really in trouble. If kitties don't get their wet cat food (with extra gravy) they really will take over the world.

Posted by: Cheri at May 23, 2022 11:49 AM (oiNtH)

240 231
'Joe Biden
@JoeBiden

United States government official
Republicans don't want to solve inflation by lowering costs. They want to solve it by raising taxes and lowering your income.'

This is an acceptable reply to millions of people in this country.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at May 23, 2022 11:50 AM (2OL6m)

241 "207 Those of you who say just breast feed...

If it were that easy women would do it. There are a host of reasons why some women can’t. Some babies just refuse to as well. And to dismiss it as some “ you’re just lazy” or whatever is really ridiculous.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 23, 2022 11:44 AM (NwGdA)"

Guys, and some women, under a certain age don't understand what infant health and mortality used to be like when it was a dice-roll as to whether the milk stations were gonna work.

Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at May 23, 2022 11:50 AM (/z9fK)

242 Wolfus, I use AAA for batteries. No muss, no fuss, they change it, take away the old one, and only a couple bucks more than the parts store. And I give the kid a fiver for a beer after work.
Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 23, 2022


***
Exactly. The Buick's battery failed in Aug. of '20 without warning, so I called AAA. He arrived and got the car started, we moved it into some shade, and he went ahead with the battery swap. All while wearing a stupid face diaper. I told him he could take it off, but he said his company insisted and that they actually checked up on their personnel (!). I brought him a tall glass of ice water and gave him a tip as well. Everything worked fine afterward and has for almost 2 years now.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 23, 2022 11:50 AM (txdEq)

243 I read last night that there is a supply chain issue for wet cat food. Now we are really in trouble. If kitties don't get their wet cat food (with extra gravy) they really will take over the world.

Posted by: Cheri at May 23, 2022 11:49 AM (oiNtH)

Cat ladies hardest hit? Maybe we should ride this out, just for scientific purrposes.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at May 23, 2022 11:50 AM (SH2Zi)

244
A well known writer of Catholic hymns has established a religious community in your state. I am seriously considering applying for residency there.
Posted by: kallisto at May 23, 2022 11:48 AM (DJFLF)

_________

The problem is that you'd then have to listen to Catholic hymns. No thanks.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 23, 2022 11:50 AM (/U27+)

245 Cats in charge?

Andre Norton or Ursua K LeGuin: Breed to Come

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2022 11:51 AM (VUYMA)

246 home made recipes for baby formula


Back in the day, a terrific Three Stooges short could have been made about this. Hard alcohol of some sort would have been an ingredient Curly added, for sure! And the baby would have loved Stooge Formula!

Posted by: shovel-ready at May 23, 2022 11:51 AM (AMIL/)

247 I own a travel trailer. It is 5 years old. I can sell it for more today than I paid new for it. For a fucking RV!!! In the before times RVs were about the fastest depreciating assets on the planet. It’s a light weight one that can be pulled by a standard truck and with gas prices, that makes it al that much more in demand now.

Since my kids are at the age where being with their parents is the worst thing on the planet, I think I’ll sell it since it is getting used less and less. So I will have used it for 5 years and ’ll make a profit on it. What a world we live in.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 23, 2022 11:51 AM (NwGdA)

248
I suppose the upside of these recent shortages is that we won't hear much more about the plight of the Trans community.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh


We sure don't have a shortage of transers.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 23, 2022 11:51 AM (63Dwl)

249 >>Those of you who say just breast feed...If it were that easy women would do it.

It's in part a problem created by women in the workplace. Get women to believe they must work, that it's both unaffordable and horridly patriarchal to stay home, and then the hospitals provide free samples of formula. Working full time along with breastfeeding and/or pumping around the clock is exhausting, and formula is an easy solution. I went through this, as well as complications while breastfeeding, so I am not being a judgmental jerk -- it's a valid and easy choice under those circumstances, even when you are not forced to due to allergies, etc..

So, after fast-tracking women into this choice they are being treated like jerks for not breastfeeding. This is so tiresome. Decades of feminism (and Leftism, in general) have created these s and then the canned response from the social media idiocracy is: so just breastfeed, lazypants!

No, the factors that led us to moms being dependent on formula is more complex than that.

Posted by: The Walking Dead at May 23, 2022 11:52 AM (7obMn)

250 Regarding tractor chipsets and tractor batteries. It's not that long ago that tractors were made that had no chipsets, and no electronics besides simple lighting and battery-charging circuits. This is all within living memory. It would not be impossible to retrofit all those "smart" tractors with mechanical fuel injection pumps, and manual controls. They will get the job done. As for tractor batteries, a bank of four or six standard auto batteries ought to crank a tractor. There's more than one way to crank a Cat. Or a Deere.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2022 11:52 AM (vZx8/)

251 @JoeBiden
Republicans don't want to solve inflation by lowering costs. They want to solve it by raising taxes and lowering your income. ...
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, You Didn't Build That Back Better! at May 23, 2022 11:48 AM (FVME7)
++++
Uhhh, It's Dems - primarily Chuck Schumer - who talk about the need for more and higher taxes to fight inflation...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2022 11:53 AM (DU+/6)

252 The entire structure is anti-abundant as a direct result of its monomaniacal commitment to efficiency and the lowest possible price. The consequence is a loss of robustness in all things.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2022 11:19 AM (DU+/6)


Also...government. Every layer adds just a bit of grit to the system. Every agency that can claim a bit of oversight adds just a bit of instability. Eventually it all falls apart.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at May 23, 2022 11:53 AM (zhLdt)

253 I'm not a biologist but I think if you went with formula for whatever reason, your milk dried up within a couple of weeks. Moms can't just revert now that baby formula got hard to buy.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at May 23, 2022 11:53 AM (3cGpq)

254 damint, off week old what i kept forgetting to remove...
Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at May 23, 2022 11:31 AM (p03vF)

woah. hash check.

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x or po3vF?) at May 23, 2022 11:53 AM (p03vF)

255 Posted by: Sweeney Todd at May 23, 2022 11:49 AM (ZsR3z)

Yeah, there's no reason China has to be the hegemon... It's just who the US government is betting on. They have a less than stellar foreign policy record and it's quite possible, maybe probable, that they've once again made a terrible miscalculation.

Posted by: @TheRealWilliamHayes at May 23, 2022 11:53 AM (96UI6)

256 250
yes Yes and Yes!
This.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at May 23, 2022 11:53 AM (2OL6m)

257 ok, someone at work did something that's got me a new hash now. shits getting weird ...

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at May 23, 2022 11:53 AM (p03vF)

258 Re: Biden's* Taiwan comments, he is simply incapable of any nuanced response to any question ever posed to him. His responses are always "yes," "no," "nobody believes that," or "everyone agrees." He is an idiot who invites dipomatic catastrophe every time he opens his mouth.

Posted by: Anti-Faucist at May 23, 2022 11:53 AM (TKZuJ)

259 >>> 250 Regarding tractor chipsets and tractor batteries. It's not that long ago that tractors were made that had no chipsets, and no electronics besides simple lighting and battery-charging circuits. This is all within living memory. It would not be impossible to retrofit all those "smart" tractors with mechanical fuel injection pumps, and manual controls. They will get the job done. As for tractor batteries, a bank of four or six standard auto batteries ought to crank a tractor. There's more than one way to crank a Cat. Or a Deere.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2022 11:52 AM (vZx8/)

When are you starting your ewe toob channel? (too bad there isn't such a thing as HordeVision or some such)

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 23, 2022 11:54 AM (llON8)

260 Uhhh, It's Dems - primarily Chuck Schumer - who talk about the need for more and higher taxes to fight inflation...
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2022 11:53 AM


Including the idiot in chief who just recently said that raising corporate taxes would reduce inflation.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 23, 2022 11:54 AM (h6/n7)

261 251 @JoeBiden
Republicans don't want to solve inflation by lowering costs. They want to solve it by raising taxes and lowering your income. ...
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, You Didn't Build That Back Better! at May 23, 2022 11:48 AM (FVME7)
++++
Uhhh, It's Dems - primarily Chuck Schumer - who talk about the need for more and higher taxes to fight inflation...
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2022 11:53 AM (DU+/6)

========

This is a great microcosm of why political messaging doesn't matter.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at May 23, 2022 11:54 AM (LvTSG)

262 "I disliked very much their hymns, which I considered to be fifth-rate poems set to sixth-rate music."

Posted by: C. S. Lewis at May 23, 2022 11:54 AM (jYQlA)

263 I read last night that there is a supply chain issue for wet cat food. Now we are really in trouble. If kitties don't get their wet cat food (with extra gravy) they really will take over the world.

Posted by: Cheri at May 23, 2022 11:49 AM


We have had constant shortages of pet food here in the last year. Didn't go to that section at Walmart today but it has been hit and miss there for some time.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at May 23, 2022 11:54 AM (bVYXr)

264 Also...government. Every layer adds just a bit of grit to the system. Every agency that can claim a bit of oversight adds just a bit of instability. Eventually it all falls apart.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at May 23, 2022 11:53 AM (zhLdt)
++++
That doesn't help any

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2022 11:54 AM (DU+/6)

265 So the Junta sent the US military to Europe to airlift less than two tractor trailers worth of baby formula back to the US.

I mean, you would think these monster would be embarrassed about this but this is all part of the plan.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 23, 2022 11:54 AM (2Nu7s)

266 Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 23, 2022 11:28 AM (RREDB)

Best wishes for you and your family.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at May 23, 2022 11:55 AM (SH2Zi)

267 Re: Biden's* Taiwan comments, he is simply incapable of any nuanced response to any question ever posed to him. His responses are always "yes," "no," "nobody believes that," or "everyone agrees." He is an idiot who invites dipomatic catastrophe every time he opens his mouth.

You're forgetting "here's the deal" and "look, fat". He's downright Shakespearean.

Posted by: Sweeney Todd at May 23, 2022 11:55 AM (ZsR3z)

268
Uhhh, It's Dems - primarily Chuck Schumer - who talk about the need for more and higher taxes to fight inflation...
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2022 11:53 AM (DU+/6)

__________

There's a point, at about 20% of GNP, where income tax revenues do not increase whatever the tax rates are.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 23, 2022 11:55 AM (/U27+)

269 233 Susan Sarandon, left wing nut case, supports a charity that gives goats to the impoverished in third world nations. I'm surprised she had a bit of mental clarity. Goats yield more milk than bovines per weight, eat just about anything, breed quickly, and when they go dry you can eat them and use the hide (fun fact, sporty USN flight jackets are goat hide). And of course, in some parts of the world, we're talking Saturday night date night.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 23, 2022 11:56 AM (lz5hY)

270 I saw Steven Miller (Trump's speech writer) talking about the formula issue. It's not just a matter of keeping the child alive. It's finding a formula they can tolerate and will let them sleep. And after months of trying different formulas, you find one that works. Only you can't buy it any more. He obviously knew what he was talking about, as he has young kids.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 23, 2022 11:56 AM (5HBd1)

271 I'm not a biologist but I think if you went with formula for whatever reason, your milk dried up within a couple of weeks. Moms can't just revert now that baby formula got hard to buy.
Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at May 23, 2022 11:53 AM (3cGpq)
++++
This is why Nestle has earned much well-deserved opprobrium for what they did in Africa. They went in to various poor parts of Africa and ran big campaigns about how formula is superior to and cleaner than breastmilk, and they would give you a couple of weeks' worth or a month's worth when you gave birth. If the mother used it, she'd quit producing and then they learned just how expensive baby formula is once Nestle was selling it to you instead of giving you some out of the kindness of their hearts.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2022 11:56 AM (DU+/6)

272 Cat ladies hardest hit? Maybe we should ride this out, just for scientific purrposes.
Posted by: Comrade flounder,

Apparently during COVID lockdowns, there was a sharp uptick in people adopting kitties from shelters which is a good thing. However, there are issues with supplies of aluminum which the cans are made out of from China, etc. Any cat I've ever had will gladly eat cooked chicken, tuna, etc.

Posted by: Cheri at May 23, 2022 11:56 AM (oiNtH)

273 When are you starting your ewe toob channel? (too bad there isn't such a thing as HordeVision or some such)

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 23, 2022 11:54 AM (llON

We'd have to have at least one hour a day of Gorilla Channel.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at May 23, 2022 11:56 AM (SH2Zi)

274 You're forgetting "here's the deal" and "look, fat". He's downright Shakespearean.
Posted by: Sweeney Todd at May 23, 2022 11:55 AM


"Not a joke...not a joke..."

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 23, 2022 11:57 AM (h6/n7)

275 *looks at the Sweeney Todd nic*

Oh yeah during the Weimar collapse there was this chap who was making serious bank selling sausage and such. He was eventually convicted for murder and cannibalism.

We just might see a return of that guy.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2022 11:57 AM (VUYMA)

276 I love how dems know their plans are terrible, so they try to smear republicans with them.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 23, 2022 11:58 AM (f8jdA)

277 270 I saw Steven Miller (Trump's speech writer) talking about the formula issue. It's not just a matter of keeping the child alive. It's finding a formula they can tolerate and will let them sleep. And after months of trying different formulas, you find one that works. Only you can't buy it any more. He obviously knew what he was talking about, as he has young kids.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 23, 2022 11:56 AM (5HBd1)

Been there, done that myself.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 23, 2022 11:58 AM (NwGdA)

278 If the mother used it, she'd quit producing and then they learned just how expensive baby formula is once Nestle was selling it to you instead of giving you some out of the kindness of their hearts.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2022 11:56 AM (DU+/6)

***

I'll take care of you and give you the first few weeks for free!

Posted by: Drug Dealer Dealing Drugs at May 23, 2022 11:58 AM (flINI)

279 Just came from the grocer

no whole milk
now, they might be waiting on a truck, or they have it in back and haven't stocked the shelf yet. but still, no whole milk right now

Posted by: DB at May 23, 2022 11:58 AM (geLO8)

280 276 I love how dems know their plans are terrible, so they try to smear republicans with them.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 23, 2022 11:58 AM (f8jdA)

==========

"They're gonna cut off your kids' dicks!"
-Joe Biden, November 1, 2022

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at May 23, 2022 11:58 AM (LvTSG)

281 275
Some one was listening to Casefile this weekend.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at May 23, 2022 11:58 AM (2OL6m)

282 This is why Nestle has earned much well-deserved opprobrium for what they did in Africa. They went in to various poor parts of Africa and ran big campaigns about how formula is superior to and cleaner than breastmilk, and they would give you a couple of weeks' worth or a month's worth when you gave birth. If the mother used it, she'd quit producing and then they learned just how expensive baby formula is once Nestle was selling it to you instead of giving you some out of the kindness of their hearts.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2022 11:56 AM


Ah, yes...the drug dealer free sample business strategy.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 23, 2022 11:59 AM (h6/n7)

283 Has any Republican proposed any new taxes in living memory? Lol.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 23, 2022 11:59 AM (NwGdA)

284 >>> 278 If the mother used it, she'd quit producing and then they learned just how expensive baby formula is once Nestle was selling it to you instead of giving you some out of the kindness of their hearts.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2022 11:56 AM (DU+/6)

***

I'll take care of you and give you the first few weeks for free!
Posted by: Drug Dealer Dealing Drugs at May 23, 2022 11:58 AM (flINI)

Hey, are you marketing guys paying attention to this?

Posted by: Pfizer CEO at May 23, 2022 11:59 AM (llON8)

285 that was Steakums, so the soup for lunch seems like an even better idea, too! I don't know that I believe the Steakums were oldest, but I haven't bought a box this spring, so it's time even if they're not...
Posted by: Nova local at May 23, 2022 11:09 AM (exHjb)

Crumble up a Steakums slab, and add to the soup. It adds a little fat the broth, and tastes OK. I do quite often to augment a bowl of ramen noodles.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2022 11:59 AM (vZx8/)

286 272 Apparently during COVID lockdowns, there was a sharp uptick in people adopting kitties from shelters which is a good thing. However, there are issues with supplies of aluminum which the cans are made out of from China, etc.

there's a shortage of cat food? that could be ... problematic.

Posted by: wikus van de merwe at May 23, 2022 11:59 AM (oY6Yp)

287 The first auto/truck/tractor MFG who starts making 'dumb' cars and the like is going to sitting pretty.

We are not yet in the high tech singularity, we still (barely) have the ability to make vehicles without microchips and internet connections required.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 23, 2022 11:59 AM (XvPQV)

288 8 It's going to be a dark day when all of these old POS in government over 75 years old start dropping dead. I will shed exactly one tear for each of them.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at May 23, 2022 11:23 AM (dp3Bn)


Then you'll have those generations of politicians that have been educated (communist indoctrinated) in our public education institutions.

Won't that be grand.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at May 23, 2022 11:59 AM (Qhnrt)

289 Has any Republican proposed any new taxes in living memory? Lol.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 23, 2022 11:59 AM (NwGdA)

***

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...

Posted by: George H W Bush at May 23, 2022 12:00 PM (flINI)

290 Some one was listening to Casefile this weekend.

Nope, series "Crimes That Shook the World" from over a year ago. The whole case was used by the likes of the National Socialists German Workers' Party to attack the Weimar government

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2022 12:00 PM (VUYMA)

291 283 Has any Republican proposed any new taxes in living memory? Lol.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 23, 2022 11:59 AM (NwGdA)

========

They've just been really quiet as the administrative state has gone nuts adding new regulations onto America.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at May 23, 2022 12:00 PM (LvTSG)

292 Oh yeah during the Weimar collapse there was this chap who was making serious bank selling sausage and such. He was eventually convicted for murder and cannibalism.

We just might see a return of that guy.
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2022 11:57 AM (VUYMA)



During the siege of Leningrad, no one questioned the source of the cheap ground meat supplied from across the frozen Lake Ladoga.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 23, 2022 12:01 PM (yQpMk)

293 Has any Republican proposed any new taxes in living memory? Lol.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 23, 2022 11:59 AM (NwGdA)

***

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...
Posted by: George H W Bush at May 23, 2022 12:00 PM


Taxes? Of course not. As governor I just quadrupled all of the "user fees".

Posted by: Pierre Delecto at May 23, 2022 12:01 PM (h6/n7)

294 They are truly very bad at governing.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at May 23, 2022 11:25 AM (LvTSG)

Nobody every says, when faced with a predicament, we need more government loafers and layabouts to solve this for us.

Government may be a very limited necessity in some instances. But it is a near universal truth that government is good at nothing except taxation and genocide.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at May 23, 2022 12:01 PM (SH2Zi)

295 285 that was Steakums, so the soup for lunch seems like an even better idea, too! I don't know that I believe the Steakums were oldest, but I haven't bought a box this spring, so it's time even if they're not...
Posted by: Nova local at May 23, 2022 11:09 AM (exHjb)

Crumble up a Steakums slab, and add to the soup. It adds a little fat the broth, and tastes OK. I do quite often to augment a bowl of ramen noodles.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2022 11:59 AM (vZx8/)

That would have been a good idea - but the soup was great as is, and the youngest would have killed me, b/c I make Steakums so infrequently (and he loves them) that my spouse could say they were the oldest with a straight face.

I do have vidalia onions and baby bellas to saute for the steak sandwiches (mine sans cheese) - now to decide what goes with them other than the kiwi strawberry salad I have planned (I was thinking of taking the easy way out and just baking a 3lb bag of sweet potatoes which is about 1 per person here)...

Posted by: Nova local at May 23, 2022 12:01 PM (exHjb)

296 Has any Republican proposed any new taxes in living memory? Lol.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 23, 2022 11:59 AM (NwGdA)

***

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...

Posted by: George H W Bush


IIRC, he accepted them, but he did NOT propose them.

Posted by: Sweeney Todd at May 23, 2022 12:01 PM (ZsR3z)

297 If nothing else perhaps the formula shortage will bring a bit of clarity about things to those people who've had their heads up their asses since the junta took over. Anyone still thinking "things will work out" is in for a massive disappointment, sooner rather than later.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 23, 2022 12:01 PM (BFigT)

298 258 Re: Biden's* Taiwan comments, he is simply incapable of any nuanced response to any question ever posed to him. His responses are always "yes," "no," "nobody believes that," or "everyone agrees." He is an idiot who invites dipomatic catastrophe every time he opens his mouth.

Posted by: Anti-Faucist at May 23, 2022 11:53 AM (TKZuJ)


What's left of his brain operates in default mode: Senate Mode. In the Senate he could say anything because it didn't mean anything outside Beltway politics. Republican AND Democrat Administrations could ignore, and if needed, publicly disavow Joe's foreign policy tantrums. "Just Joe being Joe, Chairman Xi. He is not speaking for this Administration."

Posted by: shovel-ready at May 23, 2022 12:01 PM (AMIL/)

299 A suspicious person must wonder when the Junta will claim its owned and operated USAF has shipped more baby formula for more miles than during the entire Berlin Airlift!
---
We'll get that along with a crowd of tearful "mothers" clutching a baby, all minorities of course, crying and thanking Uncle Joe II for saving their baby as they are handed their pack of formula fresh off the airlift.

Naturally, they will all have signs and posters with meticulous penmanship--a notorious hallmark of the lower class.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at May 23, 2022 12:01 PM (NOTwB)

300 Noodle

Posted by: Squid at May 23, 2022 12:02 PM (Rb3Xr)

301 Producing milk from cows or goats is labor intensive. The animals have to be milked twice a day with no time off. They require hay and grain to make good tasting milk. Goats can live on brush, but you won't find the milk very tasty. You really should stock up on whole powdered milk. Peak is pretty good, but Walmart carries the Nido brand, which is cheaper

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 23, 2022 12:02 PM (5HBd1)

302 263 I read last night that there is a supply chain issue for wet cat food. Now we are really in trouble. If kitties don't get their wet cat food (with extra gravy) they really will take over the world.


the other interesting thing is that after the stuff was "resupplied" cats had new reactions to it, so there might have been some formulation changes during the "drought"?

anyway my cat suddenly became allergic to pretty much everything - the wet food, the kibble, the treats! I have him on prescription food for a while now and everything is clearing up really well - and like the babies with allergies/resistance, now that he's better he is SLEEPING which is wonderful.

after the doc says we can add to the z/d food (which i HOPE never runs out of supply!) I will start trying raw diet with him. it will have to be unique proteins tho so I'm looking at rabbit, kangaroo, venison, stuff like that. because the proteins he was getting - he's allergic to all of them now

Posted by: Black Orchid at May 23, 2022 12:02 PM (w0NJk)

303 290
I couldn't believe they prosecuted the beggar that the killer attacked (and exposed his murders).

Posted by: Dr. Claw at May 23, 2022 12:02 PM (2OL6m)

304 ... Nobody every says, when faced with a predicament, we need more government loafers and layabouts to solve this for us. ...
Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at May 23, 2022 12:01 PM (SH2Zi)
++++
Plenty of people say that, and most of them are in government. Like the House approving a few million bucks to buy more FDA inspectors because of the baby formula shortage...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2022 12:03 PM (DU+/6)

305 Romulus and Remus did OK on Wolfe's milk.

Posted by: Javems at May 23, 2022 12:03 PM (AmoqO)

306
IIRC, he accepted them, but he did NOT propose them.
Posted by: Sweeney Todd at May 23, 2022 12:01 PM (ZsR3z)

________

The Democrats promptly welshed on spending cuts, then attacked Bush for raising taxes.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 23, 2022 12:04 PM (/U27+)

307 The problem is that you'd then have to listen to Catholic hymns. No thanks.

John Michael Talbot has delivered exquisite hymns that enhance the worship experience.

man doth not live by Gregorian Chant alone.

Palestrina is awesome, but I like to expand my range a bit

Posted by: kallisto at May 23, 2022 12:04 PM (DJFLF)

308 238 My preference would be for a coalition of China's enemies to devastate them and become the focal point of geopolitics.

I've enjoyed watching Peter Zeihan's videos, although he's getting lost of mileage from a few relatively simple points, and is prone to dramatic overstatement. I suppose it brings in the consulting dollars. Anyway, he argues that China is now on its last legs, demographically, economically, and culturally. He has literally predicted that this could be China's last year. That's patent nonsense, but he does have some interesting points about their impending demographic collapse.
Posted by: Sweeney Todd at May 23, 2022 11:49 AM (ZsR3z)

Hey! That's my lane! Get off!!

Posted by: Gordon Chang at May 23, 2022 12:05 PM (zJKBU)

309 The best powdered milk (imho) is called "Mix 'N Drink" and it is made in Wisconsin.
We (being fully grown adults) rarely drink milk anymore, but occasionally need it for baking or oatmeal, etc.
It has doubled in price in a year.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at May 23, 2022 12:05 PM (jTmQV)

310 Our DNA, family histories.

Not scary at all, huh?
Posted by: WEF, not even hiding its agenda at May 23, 2022 11:21 AM (7obMn)

Not mine.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2022 12:06 PM (vZx8/)

311 305 Romulus and Remus did OK on Wolfe's milk.

i have no memory of this.

Posted by: nero wolfe at May 23, 2022 12:07 PM (oY6Yp)

312 I watched that Hulu series on the Theranos scandal over the weekend. It was better than I thought it would be. Since Holmes' defense at trial was that her big, bad Paki boyfriend was really the bad guy and she was just another victim, I thought they might whitewash her role in the fraud, but they didn't.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at May 23, 2022 12:07 PM (MvHI3)

313 Nobody every says, when faced with a predicament, we need more government loafers and layabouts to solve this for us. ...
Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at May 23, 2022 12:01 PM (SH2Zi)
++++
Plenty of people say that, and most of them are in government. Like the House approving a few million bucks to buy more FDA inspectors because of the baby formula shortage...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2022 12:03 PM (DU+/6)

Nobody who is not within the government utopian umbrella.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at May 23, 2022 12:08 PM (SH2Zi)

314 Well said, Buck.

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun & games & Starveflation aims at May 23, 2022 12:10 PM (J50p0)

315 OT: could use a prayer. Just tendered my 2 week notice. I work on the road (last 5 years) and it has been tough for the wife. She’s a good woman that has been holding down the household and caring for her mom. She’s at a breaking point and need to be there. I’ll find something.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 23, 2022 11:28 AM (RREDB)

Wishing you great success!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2022 12:12 PM (vZx8/)

316 Guess which has a higher priority in the Junta for battery raw materials: Tractor batteries or electric car batteries?
Posted by: shovel-ready at May 23, 2022 11:29 AM (AMIL/)

They really don't compete. Electric car batteries are lithium-ion. Tractor cranking batteries are lead-acid. It would be ridiculously easy to ramp up (re-start) domestic production of lead-acid batteries. None of the components are hard to get.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2022 12:15 PM (vZx8/)

317 They really don't compete. Electric car batteries are lithium-ion. Tractor cranking batteries are lead-acid. It would be ridiculously easy to ramp up (re-start) domestic production of lead-acid batteries. None of the components are hard to get.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Except the jug eared fuck closed the last lead smelting plant.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at May 23, 2022 12:17 PM (Uh6Mj)

318 Hey, the Dems will be able to take credit for full employment when the shortage of tractor batteries forces us to go back to plowing fields and reaping crops with horses and manual labor. So that'll be fun...

Posted by: Octochicken at May 23, 2022 12:22 PM (oCS0o)

319 the other interesting thing is that after the stuff was "resupplied" cats had new reactions to it, so there might have been some formulation changes during the "drought"?

anyway my cat suddenly became allergic to pretty much everything - the wet food, the kibble, the treats! I have him on prescription food for a while now and everything is clearing up really ....
Posted by: Black Orchid at May 23, 2022 12:02 PM (w0NJk)


We had the same experience. Our cat started vomiting after we opened a new bag of the "same" brand of cat food she had been eating for over a year; then she wouldn't eat it. She became deathly ill and finally recovered after $500 in vet bills and switching to a sensitive digestion wet food for a couple months. Manufacturer denied that there had been any changes to the formula nor any complaints.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 23, 2022 12:23 PM (YQ4mh)

320 When the tractors are finally all broken down, they will send us to the fields to harvest whatever crops are left.

Hey, worked in Cuba and China, right?

Posted by: Ultra pj at May 23, 2022 01:21 PM (G1dq6)

321 For a large swath of the population having less is a good thing. All those idiots living in tiny houses love this shit. As do the millennials who think owning a suburban home is racist (yes really) and destroys the environment, so they live in a cramped apartment instead. The own nothing and like it is a lifestyle choice for many.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 23, 2022 01:26 PM (NwGdA)

322 ive been stocking up on food since the obama administration been test eating some canned goods this last week with best by dates of feb and jun of 2014 and they were absolutely fine woohoo

Posted by: sound awake at May 23, 2022 03:23 PM (XLKc7)

323 Globalism and the NWO

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at May 23, 2022 06:16 PM (wGqjj)

324 Yawn. Buck Throckmorton attacking free trade, again. Yeah, we get it. You’re pissed that the United States isn’t implementing autarky.

Posted by: Cow Demon at May 23, 2022 06:48 PM (CdZ4i)

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