The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

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Calvin Coolidge knew it; Ronald Reagan knew it; Donald Trump knows it. Just get the hell out of the way, and people will produce and create and make things better. The only true function of government is to keep the next kingdom over the hill from taking our stuff!

Meir Kohn's "Commerce-Predation Theory" recognizes that, and also recognizes that government can be an impediment to internal commerce.

Gee...I wonder whether we can find an example of that!

Rethinking Economics: An Interview with Professor Meir Kohn

The simplified version of my theory is that economic progress is a result of the interaction between commerce and production, which I call the accelerator. However, the brake is predation. It is what holds economic progress back. Government is historically, and most often, the source of predation, but governments can also play a role in protecting against predation

The interview is with "The Dartmouth Review," which for all of its impressive pedigree often comes off as...um...a college newspaper. Which it is, but it is a conservative paper in the belly of the beast, so they deserve some credit.

Kohn's description of the evolution of the Chinese economy is fascinating, as is his recognition that government is often a malign influence that goes beyond monetary policy. Government is the enemy of commerce, and government bureaucrats have no reason to be the benign guides that they claim to be.

I suspect that the only thing you need to do to become a commercial region is to allow it to happen. It will happen eventually if you donít prevent it, and the government is the one preventing it by predating and suppressing commerce.

But Kohn doesn't differentiate between peoples. Western European immigrants to North America created an incredible economy (and society), yet in vast swathes of the world with ample natural resources...there was nothing!

I wonder whether the understandable awareness of the existence of the jack-booted thugs of leftist counter-culture has limited this analysis.

That's my guess.

Posted by: CBD at 11:00 AM




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1 I wish the junta cared.

Posted by: Catherine at May 24, 2022 11:01 AM (ZSsrh)

2 I suspect that the only thing you need to do to become a commercial region is to allow it to happen. It will happen eventually if you don't prevent it, and the government is the one preventing it by predating and suppressing commerce.

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Build a post office, and watch a city develop around it?

Build a factory, and watch a city develop around it?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at May 24, 2022 11:01 AM (LvTSG)

3 Called the otters.

Posted by: Catherine at May 24, 2022 11:02 AM (ZSsrh)

4 We will revert to being sovreign states. If we're

Posted by: Eromero at May 24, 2022 11:02 AM (0OP+5)

5 All they know is control and coercion. The idea of getting out of the way is alien to them.

Posted by: Brewingfrog at May 24, 2022 11:03 AM (VJJQf)

6 lucky.

Posted by: Eromero at May 24, 2022 11:03 AM (0OP+5)

7 And to be specific, I wish they cared about the US in general, polls that tell them they are doing unpopular things, or even just winning elections without massive cheating. Basically anything but control, which is all they do care about, and what they will never really have.

Posted by: Catherine at May 24, 2022 11:03 AM (ZSsrh)

8 Warm up rant on deck.

Posted by: Squid at May 24, 2022 11:04 AM (cGD1P)

9 Called the otters.
Posted by: Catherine at May 24, 2022 11:02 AM

Did you see the otter in one of last night threads clapping? It was cute.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 24, 2022 11:04 AM (HhM4+)

10 Minnfidel, I generally don't do videos, but I hope Nurse saw it.

Posted by: Catherine at May 24, 2022 11:05 AM (ZSsrh)

11 *clicks mandibles together while ogling Maria Conchita Alonso*

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 24, 2022 11:05 AM (V6f9+)

12 Oh...the other kind of Predation...nvm

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 24, 2022 11:05 AM (V6f9+)

13 Minnfidel, I generally don't do videos, but I hope Nurse saw it.
Posted by: Catherine at May 24, 2022 11:05 AM

They are cute little critters for sure.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 24, 2022 11:06 AM (HhM4+)

14 BOING!

Posted by: Biden's Dog at May 24, 2022 11:06 AM (DQou1)

15 In the nooding process, what are the respective roles of the otters and the corgis?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 24, 2022 11:07 AM (HXmAu)

16 Build a post office, and watch a city develop around it?

Build a factory, and watch a city develop around it?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison


They built a post office and no city developed.

Ivanhoe, Tx. We have a post office. No stores. No mayor. No city council. No fire or police.

But we have our post office!

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at May 24, 2022 11:07 AM (9DOwv)

17 *clicks mandibles together while ogling Maria Conchita Alonso*
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 24, 2022 11:05 AM

I saw Clicking Mandibles open for Counting Crows at ren fest in 96.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 24, 2022 11:07 AM (HhM4+)

18 Bureaucratic governments are there to steal the citizens and pay off their friends and pocket what they can.

Posted by: Skip's phone at May 24, 2022 11:08 AM (5xfs5)

19 Well, we have govt bureaucrats currently trying to force a complete transformation of the energy economy to one they "think" is better, so we're f'ked.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 24, 2022 11:08 AM (Y5qcH)

20 I saw Clicking Mandibles open for Counting Crows at ren fest in 96.
Posted by: Minnfidel at May 24, 2022 11:07 AM (HhM4+)

That was a good show

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 24, 2022 11:08 AM (V6f9+)

21 Maybe the areas with overly ample resources didn't encourage growth. Why plant trees if there's plenty of fruit? If you have little, you have to work at getting and keeping resources.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at May 24, 2022 11:08 AM (7bRMQ)

22 Prosperity is something important to all of us because when we think about prosperity, we think about ourselves and our children. Mostly our children. Our children and the community, which all of our children are a part of. And then there is space, which brings all of us together.

The end.

Posted by: Kumala Harris Explains It All at May 24, 2022 11:08 AM (XG2Fi)

23 I recall a jibe made by a Democrat acquaintance, referencing an 'Eisenhower Doll', 'You wind it up, and it does nothing for eight years'. Jaded, I suppose, by the contrast with the FDR/New Dealers who did *lots*, by my acquaintance's measure.

They did a lot, alright...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 24, 2022 11:09 AM (ym/da)

24 In the nooding process, what are the respective roles of the otters and the corgis?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 24, 2022 11:07 AM

The corgi's will chase the otters but the otters always get away because they aren't very food swimmers. But once bewbs and puns show up everything works out.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 24, 2022 11:09 AM (HhM4+)

25 15 In the nooding process, what are the respective roles of the otters and the corgis?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 24, 2022 11:07 AM (HXmAu)

Just don't turn your back to the otters.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 24, 2022 11:09 AM (Y5qcH)

26 State Farm is reportedly backing away rapidly from being pedos after a ton of their own agents called HQ to complain. You'd think they would've learned that in advance from Disney.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 24, 2022 11:09 AM (ZGrMX)

27 I've often postulated that if you want some economic progress get you some democracy and capitalism. Seems obvious to me.

Posted by: Javems at May 24, 2022 11:09 AM (AmoqO)

28 In the nooding process, what are the respective roles of the otters and the corgis?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus


Stampeding their wee little feetes.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at May 24, 2022 11:09 AM (9DOwv)

29 "You didn't build that" impedes business?

Posted by: Lizzy's phone at May 24, 2022 11:10 AM (7obMn)

30 26 State Farm is reportedly backing away rapidly from being pedos after a ton of their own agents called HQ to complain. You'd think they would've learned that in advance from Disney.
Posted by: Ian S. at May 24, 2022 11:09 AM (ZGrMX)

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The decision to partner with the "nonprofit" in question was apparently made far down the chain by someone working in Florida, far from the company HQ.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at May 24, 2022 11:10 AM (LvTSG)

31 It's telling that the public by and large along with every politician thinks those elected should have the power to regulate all the things.

Bad thoughts.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 24, 2022 11:10 AM (BFigT)

32
But we have our post office!
Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at May 24, 2022 11:07 AM (9DOwv)

Lots of places have post offices for the main purpose of keeping the government checks flowing.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 24, 2022 11:10 AM (YV6PJ)

33 In the nooding process, what are the respective roles of the otters and the corgis?

Otters are always in charge of Surprise Anal. It's what they do.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 24, 2022 11:10 AM (ZGrMX)

34 The decision to partner with the "nonprofit" in question was apparently made far down the chain by someone working in Florida, far from the company HQ.

Right, but contrary to initial reports they were rolling out the book distribution nationwide.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 24, 2022 11:11 AM (ZGrMX)

35 The federal government has a role in the economy, but its law enforcement, not regulation.

State Farm is reportedly backing away rapidly from being pedos after a ton of their own agents called HQ to complain.

I'm going to hazard a guess that it was one or a small group of activist freaks in the main office that did this, getting a rubber stamp from an executive who only saw books for kids and didn't look any closer.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 24, 2022 11:11 AM (KZzsI)

36 Democrats (like the Biden crowd) often talk about government building things, or making investments. Copying the language of commerce, they obviously hope to get some credit from voters when the economy is doing well.

But governments by definition can only stand in the way of people building things, of people who want to invest. That's what governments do. So, obviously, be judicious in how much government you allow.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 24, 2022 11:11 AM (qqy9u)

37 Not just government, those are the leftists that are active, there are so many leftists that are passive.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 24, 2022 11:12 AM (iDcra)

38 Bit of an overstatement to source government as the primary source of predation. Raiding is quite normal absent sufficient government force. Might be better to say it is the largest remaining when most theft is prevented.

Posted by: Someguy's at May 24, 2022 11:12 AM (U4NV8)

39 State Farm is reportedly backing away rapidly from being pedos after a ton of their own agents called HQ to complain. You'd think they would've learned that in advance from Disney.
Posted by: Ian S. at May 24, 2022 11:09 AM

Go woke get broke. I also loved replacing white Jake with black Jake. Like the old Folgers Crystals commercials from back in the day. "We've secretly replaced their regular Jake with an African American Jake, let's see if anyone notices! Seriously dumb effing corporate wokeism on display. Dipshits.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 24, 2022 11:12 AM (HhM4+)

40 In the nooding process, what are the respective roles of the otters and the corgis?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus

When Ace visits in the comments, I always envision an Ewok sitting on his back steps surrounded by gamboling corgis.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at May 24, 2022 11:13 AM (906pl)

41 Build a factory, and watch a city develop around it?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison


We built this city on rock and roll.

Posted by: Starship at May 24, 2022 11:13 AM (h5TKJ)

42 In the nooding process, what are the respective roles of the otters and the corgis?

Otters are always in charge of Surprise Anal. It's what they do.

Posted by: Ian S.
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Not in charge but they are the best at it.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 24, 2022 11:13 AM (iDcra)

43 >>State Farm is reportedly backing away rapidly from being pedos after a ton of their own agents called HQ to complain. You'd think they would've learned that in advance from Disney.


I'm guessing that the activist exec who's in charge of the LGBTQrecruitment efforts inclusivity outreach is completely disconnected from the day-to-day business of insurance, and would not be surprised if they're the type that go from one business to the next, doing their DEI/HR type activities and never learn their employer's core business.

Posted by: Lizzy's phone at May 24, 2022 11:13 AM (7obMn)

44 But we have our post office!
Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at May 24, 2022 11:07 AM (9DOwv)

And a jail. No bars for the cells, but we had to send away for them but they ain't arrove yet.

Posted by: Ollie Perkins at May 24, 2022 11:13 AM (7bRMQ)

45 In the nooding process, what are the respective roles of the otters and the corgis?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 24, 2022


***
The otters push and the corgis pull?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 24, 2022 11:14 AM (txdEq)

46 State Farm is reportedly backing away rapidly from being pedos after a ton of their own agents called HQ to complain.
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I'm going to hazard a guess that it was one or a small group of activist freaks in the main office that did this,
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It's a ten year old program, so there is more than a few activist freaks at State Farm. And the apology they issued reads like a non-apology apology, so the activists freaks are still in charge, just hiding a little from the sunlight.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 24, 2022 11:14 AM (qqy9u)

47 yet in vast swathes of the world with ample natural resources...there was nothing!

In Heritage America if you worked hard and increased your output *you* got to enjoy it.

In Socialist/Feudalistic societies if you produce more the government just takes it...so why bother?

Posted by: 18-1 at May 24, 2022 11:14 AM (ESjRY)

48 As Hayek said, the economy is organic... ie, if you let it, it will grow on its own.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 24, 2022 11:14 AM (oHd/0)

49
The decision to partner with the "nonprofit" in question was apparently made far down the chain by someone working in Florida, far from the company HQ.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at May 24, 2022 11:10 AM

From my readings they were going to do this all over the country. Did they think nobody would know? POS company.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 24, 2022 11:14 AM (HhM4+)

50 37 Not just government, those are the leftists that are active, there are so many leftists that are passive.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 24, 2022 11:12 AM (iDcra)
Like passive peaceful religionists who might not suicide bomb you but will gladly finance others to do it for them.

Posted by: Eromero at May 24, 2022 11:15 AM (0OP+5)

51 Pssst... Jake Tapper is a super-spreader - pass it on.

Posted by: 496 at May 24, 2022 11:15 AM (VJsqe)

52 Bit of an overstatement to source government as the primary source of predation. Raiding is quite normal absent sufficient government force. Might be better to say it is the largest remaining when most theft is prevented.

It's the only predator that can't go out of business.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 24, 2022 11:15 AM (ZsR3z)

53 Hiya Catherine !

Posted by: JT at May 24, 2022 11:15 AM (arJlL)

54 Feudalism is a thing. The US was able to get beyond it. Now it is the wish of all our betters.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 24, 2022 11:16 AM (4eKPg)

55 The decision to partner with the "nonprofit" in question was apparently made far down the chain by someone working in Florida, far from the company HQ.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at May 24, 2022 11:10 AM
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a decade ago.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 24, 2022 11:16 AM (qqy9u)

56 State Farm is reportedly backing away rapidly from being pedos after a ton of their own agents called HQ to complain. You'd think they would've learned that in advance from Disney.
Posted by: Ian S. at May 24, 2022 11:09 AM

Their problem is not with what they were doing, but that they got caught.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 24, 2022 11:16 AM (oHd/0)

57 State Farm is reportedly backing away rapidly from being pedos after a ton of their own agents called HQ to complain. You'd think they would've learned that in advance from Disney.

Posted by: Ian S.
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Checks Biden fascist handbook.... yep here it says State Farm is "pausing" their pedo books.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 24, 2022 11:16 AM (iDcra)

58 State Farm is reportedly backing away rapidly from being pedos after a ton of their own agents called HQ to complain.
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I'm going to hazard a guess that it was one or a small group of activist freaks in the main office that did this,
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It's a ten year old program, so there is more than a few activist freaks at State Farm. And the apology they issued reads like a non-apology apology, so the activists freaks are still in charge, just hiding a little from the sunlight.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 24, 2022 11:14 AM

Yep, they just got busted and now are suddenly shocked! that this is making people mad, shocked I say! Say hi to Mickey Mouse Jake.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 24, 2022 11:17 AM (HhM4+)

59 49
The decision to partner with the "nonprofit" in question was apparently made far down the chain by someone working in Florida, far from the company HQ.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at May 24, 2022 11:10 AM

From my readings they were going to do this all over the country. Did they think nobody would know? POS company.
Posted by: Minnfidel at May 24, 2022 11:14 AM (HhM4+)

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The root of the issue is corporate social responsibility, which has been a thing since at least the 80s when business schools and activists have convinced corporate leadership to spend stockholder money on charitable giving in order to increase the goodwill of the public's perception of the company.

Whether it works or not has never been proven, but it has become part of the corporate dogma since the current CEOs were in business school. It's always been a giant crock, but it's ultimately a standard line item on large budgets. That the activists in charge of the money are getting screwier with the freedom the situation allows them is as much a comment on our current cultural moment than anything else.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at May 24, 2022 11:17 AM (LvTSG)

60 37 Not just government, those are the leftists that are active, there are so many leftists that are passive.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 24, 2022 11:12 AM (iDcra)

Banks now take what... 3 to 5% in 'credit card' or Debit Card costs to move money around?

THAT is predation.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 24, 2022 11:17 AM (oHd/0)

61 Well. Duh.

- Milton Friedman

Posted by: Archer at May 24, 2022 11:17 AM (gmo/4)

62 Pssst... Jake Tapper is a super-spreader - pass it on.
Posted by: 496 at May 24, 2022 11:15 A

So are any of the Kardashians.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 24, 2022 11:18 AM (HhM4+)

63 It's the only predator that can't go out of business.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 24, 2022 11:15 AM (ZsR3z)

Oh, I don't know about that.

Posted by: Mdm Guillotine at May 24, 2022 11:18 AM (7bRMQ)

64 Ive been told the western euro immigrants did nothing but exploit native Americans and slaves.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 24, 2022 11:18 AM (3vQN0)

65 It's worth noting insurance in general was an early place the "diversity" idiots camped out. Progressive Insurance isn't just a name, the company exists basically to launder customers' payments into all of the litany of leftist activist groups. Flo is Brandy Tifa on weekends.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 24, 2022 11:18 AM (ZGrMX)

66

Mistakes were made, but at this point, what difference does it make? We'll just wipe it up with a cloth...

Posted by: State Farm compliance officer at May 24, 2022 11:18 AM (+9aBQ)

67 You guys just want to pre-date me, but I'm spoken for now!

Posted by: Saggy Cortez at May 24, 2022 11:18 AM (h5TKJ)

68 Card costs to move money around?

THAT is predation.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 24, 2022 11:17 AM (oHd/0)

So they’re supposed to provide the service for free?

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 24, 2022 11:18 AM (3vQN0)

69 Feudalism is a thing. The US was able to get beyond it. Now it is the wish of all our betters.

The peasants just keep getting uppity! Why do you know before COVID I actually had...working class people..waiting in a line with me at my favorite fancy restaurant in the city?!? DAMN THAT TRUMP

Posted by: Some Leftist at May 24, 2022 11:19 AM (ESjRY)

70 >>It's a ten year old program, so there is more than a few activist freaks at State Farm. And the apology they issued reads like a non-apology apology, so the activists freaks are still in charge, just hiding a little from the sunlight.


Wow. Ten years.

Let's see, 10 years ago would be. . . when SSM was legalized, right?

Like, back when people such as a former co-blogger was laughing at us for predicting that SSM would lead to exactly this sort of overt indoctrination/forced demonstrations of enthusiasm for LGBTQ??? Dang, we were so crazy wrong to have seen this miles away, huh?

Posted by: Lizzy's phone at May 24, 2022 11:20 AM (7obMn)

71 Senile Joe gassing on about how high gas prices are great cuz they're good for the environment,

means that lardhead has got it fixed in his mind that high inflation is the way to go.

So, a dead or dying economy for roughly 3 more years.

I hear Venezuela is nice this time of year.

Oh, wait! It's right here. Yay!

Posted by: naturalfake at May 24, 2022 11:20 AM (5NkmN)

72 In Socialist/Feudalistic societies if you produce more the government just takes it...so why bother?

Posted by: 18-1 at May 24, 2022 11:14 AM (ESjRY)


Da, da! Tovarishch.

- Kulaks

Posted by: Archer at May 24, 2022 11:20 AM (gmo/4)

73 Pssst... Jake Tapper is a super-spreader - pass it on.
Posted by: 496 at May 24, 2022 11:15 A
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I know but his shorned tanned taint is spectacular.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 24, 2022 11:20 AM (iDcra)

74 So they’re supposed to provide the service for free?

My problem with it isn't that it exists but that it's a percentage. It's a fixed cost regardless of the amount with modern computerized banking systems, so it should be a fixed cost to the customer too.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 24, 2022 11:20 AM (ZGrMX)

75 Raiding is quite normal absent sufficient government force.

Raiding is a conflict between two governments over who gets to loot a producer.

Taxation is what you get when there is no conflict over who gets to loot a producer.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 24, 2022 11:20 AM (ESjRY)

76 Leftists do love to be superior to other people. While at the same time claiming they want to help those people. It is fascinating to watch.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 24, 2022 11:20 AM (3vQN0)

77 If you believe State Farm's PR... the decision to push pedo books to children was foisted on the company by a midlevel activist in the "diversity" division.

So... first question should be why the fuck do you have a "diversity" division to sell insurance? Second question should be "what role does diversity play in determining premiums for your customers?"

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 24, 2022 11:20 AM (BFigT)

78 67 You guys just want to pre-date me, but I'm spoken for now! Posted by: Saggy Cortez
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A lamppost is as good as a pole to a dead stripper.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 24, 2022 11:21 AM (4eKPg)

79 My problem with it isn't that it exists but that it's a percentage. It's a fixed cost regardless of the amount with modern computerized banking systems, so it should be a fixed cost to the customer too.
Posted by: Ian S. at May 24, 2022 11:20 AM (ZGrMX)

Crazy talk!!!!!
- Sales Reps Everywhere

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 24, 2022 11:21 AM (3vQN0)

80 The peasants just keep getting uppity! Why do you know before COVID I actually had...working class people..waiting in a line with me at my favorite fancy restaurant in the city?!? DAMN THAT TRUMP
Posted by: Some Leftist at May 24, 2022 11:19 AM (ESjRY)


Modern progressivism is literally that petulant. It's why the Democrats are the party of the idle rich.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 24, 2022 11:21 AM (ZGrMX)

81 64 Ive been told the western euro immigrants did nothing but exploit native Americans and slaves.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 24, 2022 11:18 AM (3vQN0)

Especially in the huge plantations of Wisconsin, Iowa, and Nebraska.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 24, 2022 11:21 AM (trdmm)

82 What the Fuck?

_ Old Jake from State Farm

Posted by: Archer at May 24, 2022 11:21 AM (gmo/4)

83 72 In Socialist/Feudalistic societies if you produce more the government just takes it...so why bother?

Posted by: 18-1 at May 24, 2022 11:14 AM (ESjRY)
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Woody Wilson smiles.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 24, 2022 11:22 AM (4eKPg)

84 It's the only predator that can't go out of business.
Posted by: Archimedes at May 24, 2022 11:15 AM (ZsR3z)

Governments have collapsed on quite a number of occasions.

Posted by: Someguy's at May 24, 2022 11:22 AM (U4NV8)

85 I also loved replacing white Jake with black Jake. Like the old Folgers Crystals commercials from back in the day. "We've secretly replaced their regular Jake with an African American Jake, let's see if anyone notices! Seriously dumb effing corporate wokeism on display. Dipshits.
Posted by: Minnfidel


Supposedly, White Jake was an actual office schlub. They used him because he only had to say two words, "uh, khakis". They had no idea how popular it was going to be. Then they switched to a professional actor to build off of that.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at May 24, 2022 11:22 AM (9DOwv)

86 So... first question should be why the fuck do you have a "diversity" division to sell insurance? Second question should be "what role does diversity play in determining premiums for your customers?"
Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 24, 2022 11:20 AM (BFigT)

Their admission of having a diversity division tells you all you need to know bout State Farm.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at May 24, 2022 11:22 AM (QSjkU)

87 The root of the issue is corporate social responsibility, which has been a thing since at least the 80s when business schools and activists have convinced corporate leadership to spend stockholder money on charitable giving in order to increase the goodwill of the public's perception of the company.


Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at May 24, 2022 11:17 AM

There's nothing bad at all about corporate responsibility and giving back. It's a good thing. Like rehabbing a playground, cleaning up old properties, donating to causes like senior citizens. We had a local bank that gave homes to veterans. But then these derps with the checkbook decide to go waaaay outside the norm, thinking it will help the company image when it actually hurts it. You'd think they would teach ROI in business school.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 24, 2022 11:22 AM (HhM4+)

88 It's a ten year old program, so there is more than a few activist freaks at State Farm.

Yeah the program has been around 10 years, but of that how many years have they been pushing this kind of book? Or was it just "kids books" and some freak decided to change what kinds were being sent?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 24, 2022 11:22 AM (KZzsI)

89 What legacy did the Huns leave? Attila’s people couldn’t build a bathtub

Posted by: Avi at May 24, 2022 11:23 AM (HQQnM)

90 The social media company Snap is down 40% in the stock market today, after projecting revenue and earnings in the second quarter would be lower than they projected last month.

40% (!!!), so far. All from an advertising decline yet to be measured. The idea seems to be that in an inflationary environment, consumers will have less money to spend on retail products so retail companies will advertise less. Boom, goes the market.

Biden has no idea what he's unleashed. His "transition" is going to work out far differently for Democrats than he believes. By rights, this should be an extinction level event for their party, but some tribal leftists will stay stupid right up until the Che Guevara types among them get started with their grim work.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 24, 2022 11:23 AM (qqy9u)

91 Second question should be "what role does diversity play in determining premiums for your customers?"

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 24, 2022 11:20 AM (BFigT)

Perverts are more likely to die earlier from diseases most people won't get. They should be identified and pay much larger premiums.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at May 24, 2022 11:24 AM (7bRMQ)

92 The decision to partner with the "nonprofit" in question was apparently made far down the chain by someone working in Florida, far from the company HQ.


Are you sure it wasn't the Cincinnati office?

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at May 24, 2022 11:24 AM (w9Wax)

93 87 There's nothing bad at all about corporate responsibility and giving back. It's a good thing. Like rehabbing a playground, cleaning up old properties, donating to causes like senior citizens. We had a local bank that gave homes to veterans. But then these derps with the checkbook decide to go waaaay outside the norm, thinking it will help the company image when it actually hurts it. You'd think they would teach ROI in business school.
Posted by: Minnfidel at May 24, 2022 11:22 AM (HhM4+)

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Giving to charity can lead to a lot of good, but the stated purpose of corporate social responsibility is to help increase profits. I seriously doubt that it increases profits at all, which means that it's most likely a fraudulent use of stockholder funds.

I'm still waiting for the stockholder lawsuit that will bring it all down, though.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at May 24, 2022 11:24 AM (LvTSG)

94 68 Card costs to move money around?

THAT is predation.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 24, 2022 11:17 AM (oHd/0)

So they’re supposed to provide the service for free?
Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 24, 2022 11:18 AM (3vQN0)

Pretty much used to. They made their money other ways.

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

95 Biden has no idea what he's unleashed. His "transition" is going to work out far differently for Democrats than he believes.
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By Biden you mean the hard left. The hard left knows what they're doing. They are destroying America pell mell.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 24, 2022 11:25 AM (4eKPg)

96 Supposedly, White Jake was an actual office schlub. They used him because he only had to say two words, "uh, khakis". They had no idea how popular it was going to be. Then they switched to a professional actor to build off of that.
Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at May 24, 2022 11:22 AM

And that's how dumb they are. The guy looked like an office schlub because he was. Their thinking, hey, this is popular. Let's fuck it up!

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 24, 2022 11:25 AM (HhM4+)

97 Banks now take what... 3 to 5% in 'credit card' or Debit Card costs to move money around?

THAT is predation.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 24, 2022 11:17 AM


The processing company charges us 2.9% of the total transaction to run a card. We charge the customer a flat fee of $2.00 every time we run a card.



Guarantee you that Walmart doesn't pay 2.9% to run cards in their stores.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at May 24, 2022 11:25 AM (bVYXr)

98 And to be specific, I wish they cared about the US in general, polls that tell them they are doing unpopular things, or even just winning elections without massive cheating. Basically anything but control, which is all they do care about, and what they will never really have.
Posted by: Catherine at May 24, 2022 11:03 AM (ZSsrh)


If you continue to win 'elections,' even with massive cheating, and neither the supposed opposition party nor the disenfranchised voters care enough to hang you higher than Haman, why should you care about the US or unpopular polls?

So long as you can squeeze blood from the stone and the stone never rebels (in your lifetime), what's the impetus to change?

Posted by: Hope Solo's Globetrotting Squeakhole at May 24, 2022 11:25 AM (2JVJo)

99 Dems like puffer fish.

So bite eyeball.

Also puffer you know, puffs up.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 24, 2022 11:25 AM (J8LnB)

100 The only reason government is involved in commerce and industry is graft....end of essay.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at May 24, 2022 11:25 AM (7rBXe)

101
There's nothing bad at all about corporate responsibility and giving back.

My, how I hate the phrase "giving back."
That assumes that what you have has been given to you and not earned.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 24, 2022 11:25 AM (63Dwl)

102 Their admission of having a diversity division tells you all you need to know bout State Farm.

Every corporation in America got a diversity division in the last 10 years. It's somehow literally a cost of doing business in the US now.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 24, 2022 11:26 AM (ZGrMX)

103 96 And that's how dumb they are. The guy looked like an office schlub because he was. Their thinking, hey, this is popular. Let's fuck it up!
Posted by: Minnfidel at May 24, 2022 11:25 AM (HhM4+)

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And the new guy isn't very good anyway.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at May 24, 2022 11:26 AM (LvTSG)

104 But Americans should take no comfort in the fact that the Biden administration’s efforts to censor information from within DHS and elsewhere will end. In fact, the administration has announced that former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick will take the baton from Jankowicz and continue down the disinformation track.

This plan is no better than the first one.

.. Jamie Gorelick is a walking, talking disaster area

Posted by: SMOD at May 24, 2022 11:26 AM (RHGPo)

105 Co-hosts Christine Romans and Laura Jarrett were more than eager to promote his piece, “Why Washington can't have an honest debate about inflation” as the latter boasted that [John] Harwood argued “it's largely a charade, but sometimes charades work” based on CNN’s new poll showing “77 percent of the people think the economy is doing poorly.”

Posted by: SMOD at May 24, 2022 11:26 AM (RHGPo)

106 i was leaving my office one dark night
When my eyes beheld such a terrible sight
A bunch of fey guys dressed nicely like dudes
But their skin looked like it was thrown up food

They had the Pox
They had the Monkey Pox
The Monkey Pox
It started up on their cocks
They had the Pox
They had the Monkey Pox

Posted by: naturalfake at May 24, 2022 11:26 AM (5NkmN)

107 89 What legacy did the Huns leave? Attila’s people couldn’t build a bathtub
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Umm, Hungary is one of the few nation states that is not invading their people with others.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 24, 2022 11:27 AM (4eKPg)

108 105 Co-hosts Christine Romans and Laura Jarrett were more than eager to promote his piece, “Why Washington can't have an honest debate about inflation” as the latter boasted that [John] Harwood argued “it's largely a charade, but sometimes charades work” based on CNN’s new poll showing “77 percent of the people think the economy is doing poorly.”
Posted by: SMOD at May 24, 2022 11:26 AM (RHGPo)

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Just further proof that the greatest danger to America is misinformation from Tucker Carlson. He has such an influence that 77% of the population believes him no matter what he says.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at May 24, 2022 11:27 AM (LvTSG)

109 >>Biden has no idea what he's unleashed. His "transition" is going to work out far differently for Democrats than he believes.


Guess we'll all have a laugh when all those entitled Lefty twits are horrified they can't power their laptops and iphones, and Uber is like, totally expensive so they have to cancel brunch, and. . .

Posted by: Lizzy's phone at May 24, 2022 11:27 AM (7obMn)

110 If we don't have a post office how are we going to get our junk mail?

And don't forget not only does that employee mail men, junk mail companies, and printing companies...it also employees trash men, recycling companies and government bureaucrats to manage the extra garbage.

This stuff is win win! In fact, I think we might need to think about hiring people to start breaking windows next...

Wait...you don't want junk mail? But it only takes a minute to take it from your mail box to your recycling!

Posted by: How liberals think at May 24, 2022 11:27 AM (ESjRY)

111 Yeah the program has been around 10 years, but of that how many years have they been pushing this kind of book? Or was it just "kids books" and some freak decided to change what kinds were being sent?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 24, 2022 11:22 AM (KZzsI)
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that's a meaningless distinction; State Farm "partnered" with these freaks, knowing their agenda, and the particular book title is obviously subject to Overton Window constraints in any particular period of time. But the date of the original Freaky Partnership is when they decided to risk their business reputation on this kind of crap, to accept whatever boundary-pushing the groomers wanted to do.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 24, 2022 11:28 AM (qqy9u)

112 Are you sure it wasn't the Cincinnati office?
Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at May 24, 2022 11:24 AM (w9Wax)

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If only Uncle Joe knew about it!

Posted by: 496 at May 24, 2022 11:28 AM (VJsqe)

113 I said to them,"How'd you get so ouchy?"
They groaned, "Gain of function from a guy called Fauci
At the bath house, he was prancing all around
Giving out cornhole with his pants pulled down

We caught the Pox
We caught the Monkey Pox
From Fauci's ass
It was a terrible rash
We got the Pox
We got the Monkey Pox!

Posted by: naturalfake at May 24, 2022 11:28 AM (5NkmN)

114 Popping in with a prayer request

Our son who didn't get a job with the county parks commission because he didn't have extensive gardening experience is up at some huge Indian temple that looks like the Taj Mahal for a job fair. He needs to make some money during the summer. If you could pray for him it would be much appreciated. He's smart young man but introverted and not very good at self promotion.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 24, 2022 11:28 AM (Ut+C0)

115 Has anyone else noticed that Lily from AT&T has absolutely enormous boobs?

Posted by: Xipe Totec at May 24, 2022 11:28 AM (QSjkU)

116 The drug trade is one of the finest examples of the profitability of unregulated commerce.

Without a corporate structure, it more or less created a multi-national, diversified industry with economies of scale, multi-tiered marketing, and transportation, often combining multiple culture to work together for the successful implementation of its business model.

It is employee owned and provides a path to upward mobility from low tier employees into management level, and is nimble in adapting to various market environments and business impediments.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 24, 2022 11:28 AM (v31Ye)

117 Raiding is a conflict between two governments over who gets to loot a producer.

Taxation is what you get when there is no conflict over who gets to loot a producer.
Posted by: 18-1 at May 24, 2022 11:20 AM (ESjRY)

Raiding is often by private parties. The perhaps unintended implication in the original quote is that absent government, that is in an anarchic state, predation would be greatly reduced. On the contrary, it is simply a state of continual warfare. And in proportion to the instability of a government there is banditry.

Posted by: Someguy's at May 24, 2022 11:29 AM (U4NV8)

118 I'd boycott State Farm but have never used their services. Their insurance was always at the high end so was tossed out. Never will now but I will go on a quote request over all the local agents. They need that kind of work.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 24, 2022 11:29 AM (iDcra)

119 Whoops. Off anal sock.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 24, 2022 11:29 AM (2JVJo)

120 Giving to charity can lead to a lot of good, but the stated purpose of corporate social responsibility is to help increase profits. I seriously doubt that it increases profits at all, which means that it's most likely a fraudulent use of stockholder funds.

I'm still waiting for the stockholder lawsuit that will bring it all down, though.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at May 24, 2022 11:24 AM

Agree but disagree. Company image can be huge. It's proven time and time again that ff one has warm fuzzies they are more likely to buy a product and therefore it's worth it for the company. Now do they really care about a playground getting rebuilt? Not from a pure standpoint, it's advertising and marketing, plain and simple. But when they do stupid shit like this or Disney etc. It has the reverse effect. They are playing to a tiny fraction that will never buy their products again. These dips will never grasp that.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 24, 2022 11:29 AM (HhM4+)

121 FenelonSpoke

Okay

Posted by: JT at May 24, 2022 11:30 AM (arJlL)

122 Posted by: SMOD at May 24, 2022 11:26 AM (RHGPo)

Want proof the Fed Gov WANTS inflation?

Fed Res Boards job is to control inflation. Inflation went up, and THEN they reappointed and reconfirmed two members of the Board, including the Chairman.

You don't rehire someone who is not doing what you want.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 24, 2022 11:30 AM (oHd/0)

123 Has anyone else noticed that Lily from AT&T has absolutely enormous boobs?

I have. https://youtu.be/hP24Jsxl0Y8

Posted by: Dad feels at May 24, 2022 11:30 AM (ESjRY)

124 115 Has anyone else noticed that Lily from AT&T has absolutely enormous boobs?
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Yes. She dropped a pup. That sometimes increases the size of womens bewbies. I have fond memories of my wife, the fertility goddess, during her pregnancy. Its hawt.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 24, 2022 11:30 AM (4eKPg)

125 Has anyone else noticed that Lily from AT&T has absolutely enormous boobs?
Posted by: Xipe Totec at May 24, 2022 11:28 AM

No, I hadn't.....Also she was an IDF soldier. Hubba Freaking Hubba!

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 24, 2022 11:31 AM (HhM4+)

126 Guarantee you that Walmart doesn't pay 2.9% to run cards in their stores.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at May 24, 2022 11:25 AM (bVYXr)

Volume my boy, volume!

Posted by: Big Card at May 24, 2022 11:31 AM (7bRMQ)

127 Prayers forthcoming for FenelonSprout.

Posted by: 496 at May 24, 2022 11:31 AM (VJsqe)

128 3% off anal socks during Pride Month!

Posted by: Target, your perversion superstore at May 24, 2022 11:31 AM (h5TKJ)

129 125 Has anyone else noticed that Lily from AT&T has absolutely enormous boobs?
Posted by: Xipe Totec at May 24, 2022 11:28 AM

No, I hadn't.....Also she was an IDF soldier. Hubba Freaking Hubba!
Posted by: Minnfidel at May 24, 2022 11:31 AM (HhM4+)

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Her favorite activities on a lazy Sunday are walks on the beach, intimate talk with her man, and abortions.

She fucking loves abortions.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at May 24, 2022 11:31 AM (LvTSG)

130 If you could pray for him it would be much appreciated. He's smart young man but introverted and not very good at self promotion.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 24, 2022 11:28 AM (Ut+C0)
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Will do Fen! You guys have some seriously good karma coming your way, I hope. Lord knows this year has been a trial.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 24, 2022 11:31 AM (qqy9u)

131 Jamie Gorelick is

Also on the board at Amazon.

Posted by: Squid at May 24, 2022 11:31 AM (cGD1P)

132 Whoops. Off anal sock.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 24, 2022 11:29 AM (2JVJo)
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Usually you pay double for that.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 24, 2022 11:32 AM (iDcra)

133 A lamppost is as good as a pole to a dead stripper.
Posted by: Puddin Head at May 24, 2022


***
Corollary: A lap dance is always better when the stripper is crying

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 24, 2022 11:32 AM (txdEq)

134 It's a ten year old program, so there is more than a few activist freaks at State Farm.

Which insurance company is better? I kind of suspect that they've all doing it. Except maybe USAA which is not available to me.

Posted by: Oddbob at May 24, 2022 11:32 AM (LKovk)

135 You know what the key to prosperity and bringing the poor out of poverty is?

Cheap fossil fuels.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at May 24, 2022 11:32 AM (lKAqb)

136 >> Jamie Gorelick is a walking, talking disaster area


The OG Sh#t Midas has reappeared!
This will be a disaster of epic proportions.

Posted by: Lizzy's phone at May 24, 2022 11:33 AM (7obMn)

137
Good companion to today's Simian Vicious rant:

https://nypost.com/2022/05/23/its-not-just-spending-

bidens-record-regulations-are-driving-inflation-too/

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 24, 2022 11:33 AM (s2VJv)

138 I'm two wholly owned subsidiaries down from our corporate masters, but we do occasionally get emails advertising things like a support group for Jews who think LGBTQs are awesome. Which makes me think 4chan is actually in charge of diversity programs.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 24, 2022 11:33 AM (ZGrMX)

139 133 A lamppost is as good as a pole to a dead stripper.
Posted by: Puddin Head at May 24, 2022

***
Corollary: A lap dance is always better when the stripper is crying
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Snort.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 24, 2022 11:33 AM (4eKPg)

140 I think the problem is that we are assuming this economic ruin is accidental. I don't think it is. The WEF and related groups have been saying that American style commercialism and consumption is going to ruin the planet, especially as it spreads to the Second and Third worlds. They are going to crash the ship of state and create a world of Scarcity, rather than abundance, of Dependance rather than self-reliance, a new Oligarchy/Feudalistic/Socialistic chimera will replace the nation states.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 24, 2022 11:34 AM (V6f9+)

141 Has South Korea "threatened" to join NATO recently??

Disclose.tv @disclosetv · 5h
JUST IN - Chinese and Russian warplanes enter South Korea's Air Defence Zone without notice, Yonhap reports.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at May 24, 2022 11:34 AM (yikp0)

142 Has anyone else noticed that Lily from AT&T has absolutely enormous boobs?

Posted by: Xipe Totec at May 24, 2022 11:28 AM (QSjkU)

So, what is your prescription number? What kinda frames?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at May 24, 2022 11:34 AM (7bRMQ)

143 138 I'm two wholly owned subsidiaries down from our corporate masters, but we do occasionally get emails advertising things like a support group for Jews who think LGBTQs are awesome. Which makes me think 4chan is actually in charge of diversity programs.
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Does this mean Jews like butt sects?

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 24, 2022 11:34 AM (4eKPg)

144 Every corporation in America got a diversity division in the last 10 years. It's somehow literally a cost of doing business in the US now.

Yeah, its not an actual law, its just that the federal government will refuse to play ball with your lobbyists if you don't.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 24, 2022 11:35 AM (KZzsI)

145 Has anyone else noticed that Lily from AT&T has absolutely enormous boobs?
Posted by: Xipe Totec at May 24, 2022 11:28 AM

Bigger than your head, and I'm more amazed at how she can hide them.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 24, 2022 11:35 AM (VwHCD)

146 When Reagan was told that the average woman in the USSR had had 3 abortions, he knew that we already won.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at May 24, 2022 11:35 AM (lKAqb)

147 Attila was not a Magyar.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 24, 2022 11:35 AM (HXmAu)

148 114 Popping in with a prayer request

Our son who didn't get a job with the county parks commission because he didn't have extensive gardening experience is up at some huge Indian temple that looks like the Taj Mahal for a job fair. He needs to make some money during the summer. If you could pray for him it would be much appreciated. He's smart young man but introverted and not very good at self promotion.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 24, 2022 11:28 AM (Ut+C0)

I will say lots of prayers. And if he hasn't had any job experience, remind him that any job is a good start...and he can spend some of his summer getting that garden experience in a volunteer way so he can land his desired job next summer!

Posted by: Nova local at May 24, 2022 11:35 AM (exHjb)

149 All they know is control and coercion. The idea of getting out of the way is alien to them.
Posted by: Brewingfrog at May 24, 2022 11:03 AM (VJJQf)


It may not be all that they know, but it is all that they desire. I suspect that many, if not most, people enter government "service" for the opportunity to exert control.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at May 24, 2022 11:36 AM (z99Zw)

150 Lily has ample mammaries.

https://tinyurl.com/7ejdmca9

Posted by: Xipe Totec at May 24, 2022 11:37 AM (QSjkU)

151 "Government is historically, and most often, the source of predation, but governments can also play a role in protecting against predation"

The anti-trust laws are (at least in theory) helpful and necessary, as I see it. Google, Facebook, Twitter are good examples of why ... "there can be only one" is sorta true for social media though, and the Google Archipelago distorts and censors at will.

But in many ways, government has gotten involved in BigCorporate, as they provide free research and pass off the resulting product to the "entrepreneur".

The Fauci millions of graft/kicks from BigPharma is another (corrupt and murderous) accelerator that had no brakes. The government forced the product on people, AND paid for it (bill due for the taxpayer, no choice in the matter).

There is a big domestic role for government, but also room for BigCorruption. They forced expensive treatments (remdesivir, vax) and made cheap effective treatments illegal. That is an accelerant for the inflation fires.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 24, 2022 11:37 AM (Cus5s)

152 I could have gotten some books to State Farm.

If they want to do business with the city of Baltimore.

Posted by: Catherine Pugh, with time to write at May 24, 2022 11:38 AM (WS6Pg)

153 I remember riding at night with my young son in El Paso. We were at a spot where you could look down on the city and over into Mexico. I asked him to look at the lights. El Paso was all lit up, Juarez was very dark. This was in the 90s so it might be different now.

I explained to him that the only difference between the two was that Mexico was a different country with a different government and culture. Pretty much everything else was the same.

He got it.

Posted by: pawn at May 24, 2022 11:38 AM (wsHtO)

154 Foregone conclusion about Red China getting her way...

Disclose.tv @disclosetv · 49m
JUST IN - WHO chief Tedros re-elected for a second 5-year term.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at May 24, 2022 11:38 AM (yikp0)

155 147 Attila was not a Magyar.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 24, 2022 11:35 AM (HXmAu)

He predates their migration to Hungary, but what about it?

Posted by: Someguy's at May 24, 2022 11:38 AM (U4NV8)

156 Also she was an IDF soldier.
Posted by: Minnfidel at May 24, 2022 11:31 AM (HhM4+)


You may be thinking of Gal Gadot, not Milana.

Posted by: spindrift at May 24, 2022 11:38 AM (h5TKJ)

157 Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 24, 2022 11:31 AM (qqy9u)

Thanks very much. It's really only been since April that things have been difficult. We already passed by several years when things were much more difficult, thanks be to God.

I told son I was going to strangle him if he didn't get a job. I don't know if that will put a fire under his backside or not, but I wasn't really going to do that so don't call DYFS. I'm sure other people can relate to not waning your kid to be hanging around all summer long.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 24, 2022 11:38 AM (Ut+C0)

158 > Pssst... Jake Tapper is a super-spreader - pass it on.

Fake Yapper is still lamenting what might have been... he came *this close* to tasting second-hand Clenis spooge directly from Monica's lips.

Apparently he dated her shortly before she started sucking off BillyBoy.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 24, 2022 11:39 AM (bW8dp)

159 Our son who didn't get a job with the county parks commission because he didn't have extensive gardening experience is up at some huge Indian temple that looks like the Taj Mahal for a job fair. He needs to make some money during the summer. If you could pray for him it would be much appreciated. He's smart young man but introverted and not very good at self promotion.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 24, 2022 11:28 AM

Prayers for the Fen family! Sounds like he'd be a great catch as an employee, someone will see that. Especially with some of the TikTokKids he'll be up against.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 24, 2022 11:39 AM (HhM4+)

160 Isn't the Lily girl going to be Squirrel Girl in a movie?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 24, 2022 11:39 AM (KZzsI)

161 I explained to him that the only difference between the two was that Mexico was a different country with a different government and culture. Pretty much everything else was the same.

He got it.
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I guess you weren't close enough to do a smell test.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 24, 2022 11:39 AM (4eKPg)

162 El Paso was all lit up, Juarez was very dark. This was in the 90s so it might be different now.

I explained to him that the only difference between the two was that Mexico was a different country with a different government and culture. Pretty much everything else was the same.

He got it.
Posted by: pawn at May 24, 2022 11:38 AM (wsHtO)

Juarez is a lot more lit at night now, what with all the muzzle flashes.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 24, 2022 11:39 AM (trdmm)

163 Attila was not a Magyar.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus

It is a common name in Hungary.

Posted by: Miklos, yer Fun Fact Pal at May 24, 2022 11:39 AM (WS6Pg)

164 "Kohn's description of the evolution of the Chinese economy is fascinating, as is his recognition that government is often a malign influence that goes beyond monetary policy."

I really detest a lot of Chinese culture and the CCP itself is abhorrent, but I often feel compelled to point out that the PRC is doing a lot of things right that the West is either neglecting or deliberately fucking up.

Comparing virtually any Western city to the handful of actually nice Chinese cities - it's really no contest which are safer and more pleasant to take your kids out on an evening shopping excursion. That doesn't mean they can expand that, or even keep it up - but the undeniable truth is that they're currently headed in one direction and we're headed in an entirely different one.

The CCP is currently reeling a lot of things in and preparing for war, unrest, and dissent - no telling how this will affect their middle class areas.

Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at May 24, 2022 11:39 AM (oS38t)

165 What was truly lost is not the actors, but the act:

"she sounds hideous. well, she's a guy, so..." is the entire ad.

Posted by: micky at May 24, 2022 11:40 AM (3byMq)

166 "Has anyone else noticed that Lily from AT&T has absolutely enormous boobs?
Posted by: Xipe Totec at May 24, 2022 11:28 AM"

She's taken to complaining about the attention, last I saw.

Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at May 24, 2022 11:40 AM (oS38t)

167 I thought they were booting Lily out for some black chick. What happened?

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 24, 2022 11:40 AM (4eKPg)

168 Which insurance company is better? I kind of suspect that they've all doing it. Except maybe USAA which is not available to me.
Posted by: Oddbob at May 24, 2022 11:32 AM (LKovk)


I luvs me some USAA.

But, if I had State Farm, I'd drop them and never go back.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 24, 2022 11:40 AM (5NkmN)

169 Posted by: Nova local at May 24, 2022 11:35 AM (exHjb)

Thanks very much! Well, he worked at the garden center at Lowe's last year, but I wouldn't exactly call that Master Level Gardening experience.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 24, 2022 11:40 AM (Ut+C0)

170 Also she was an IDF soldier.
Posted by: Minnfidel at May 24, 2022 11:31 AM (HhM4+)

You may be thinking of Gal Gadot, not Milana.
Posted by: spindrift at May 24, 2022 11:38 AM

I am pretty sure she was as well, but I could be wrong. Wouldn't be the first time, either way, bunkworthy!

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 24, 2022 11:40 AM (HhM4+)

171 166 "Has anyone else noticed that Lily from AT&T has absolutely enormous boobs?
Posted by: Xipe Totec at May 24, 2022 11:28 AM"


She's an enormous boob... She bragged about her abortion

Posted by: It's me donna at May 24, 2022 11:41 AM (bs+z0)

172 She's taken to complaining about the attention, last I saw.
Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at May 24, 2022 11:40 AM (oS38t)

Yeah, you can tell she doesn't want anyone to notice.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at May 24, 2022 11:41 AM (QSjkU)

173 The taxman doesn't have to bust your head when he comes around anymore. Too messy, gov learned to take it up front. But they won't stop taking, and they call me names like terrorist while they're looting the coffers. Joe and all of his inbred democrats are cocksuckers, everyone of them.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at May 24, 2022 11:41 AM (dp3Bn)

174 I luvs me some USAA.
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Me Too.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 24, 2022 11:41 AM (4eKPg)

175 150 Lily has ample mammaries.

https://tinyurl.com/7ejdmca9
Posted by: Xipe Totec at May 24, 2022 11:37 AM (QSjkU)

Butterface

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 24, 2022 11:41 AM (V6f9+)

176 Has anyone else noticed that Lily from AT&T has absolutely enormous boobs?

No doubt numerous people have, but I can't say I have because I don't have a TV to ogle Lily's boobs even if I wanted to.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 24, 2022 11:42 AM (Ut+C0)

177 Awhile back on newsmax, a sheriff said that the rate of crime will continue to rise until it reaches the point where the public , collectively and spontaneously, say enough and fight back. I feel we are nearing that point.

Posted by: Chillin the most at May 24, 2022 11:42 AM (R/oXC)

178 The development that really pushed the world into the industrial revolution was iron cannon forging. England, Sweden, Russia, Holland, and later France all developed the technology that required undoing a lot of the agricultural based economy.
Spain, Portugal, Ottoman Empire and China failed to develop it through a number of reasons, but mostly because what was required to excel at it was to disrupting for the cultures and economies of those states.

Economic change requires social and cultural change as well.

However, Kohn was probably not elaborating on Carlo Cipolla on this issue, but instead Konrad Adenauer.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 24, 2022 11:42 AM (xhaym)

179 Lily is a Russian so I’m not sure about the IDF.

Posted by: Squid at May 24, 2022 11:42 AM (cGD1P)

180 169 Posted by: Nova local at May 24, 2022 11:35 AM (exHjb)

Thanks very much! Well, he worked at the garden center at Lowe's last year, but I wouldn't exactly call that Master Level Gardening experience.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 24, 2022 11:40 AM (Ut+C0)

Any reason he didn't want to go back to show an employer who loved him and took him back again? Consistency in employment from one summer to the next (at least for 2 summers) can be priceless later when you want the "big kid" job...someone liked you enough to hire you back again.

Posted by: Nova local at May 24, 2022 11:42 AM (exHjb)

181 Welcome to...

🤡🌎

[mainly just because I wanted to cut & paste them]

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at May 24, 2022 11:42 AM (yikp0)

182 155 147 Attila was not a Magyar.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 24, 2022 11:35 AM (HXmAu)

He predates their migration to Hungary, but what about it?
Posted by: Someguy's at May 24, 2022 11:38 AM (U4NV

I suppose he thinks Attila was a dirty Hun or something.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 24, 2022 11:42 AM (trdmm)

183 "she sounds hideous. well, she's a guy, so..." is the entire ad.

Its a fun little skit but it never sold a single insurance policy. In fact, were it not for context and people mentioning the name, I doubt most would even remember which company was being advertised.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 24, 2022 11:43 AM (KZzsI)

184 I thought they were booting Lily out for some black chick. What happened?

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 24, 2022 11:40 AM (4eKPg)

(looks around)
She voted Republican.
(looks around)

Posted by: AT&T at May 24, 2022 11:43 AM (7bRMQ)

185 The only true function of government is to:

1) Pay for my abortion.
2) Pay for my chirruns.
3) Pay for my medical care.
4) Pay for my retirement.
5) Pay for my kollege.
6) Pay for my room and board.
7) Keep me safe 24/7.
Entitle me to sinecures at outrageous salaries.

Posted by: democrat layabouts at May 24, 2022 11:43 AM (VghRo)

186 No doubt numerous people have, but I can't say I have because I don't have a TV to ogle Lily's boobs even if I wanted to.
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They'd be worth an ogle or two.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 24, 2022 11:43 AM (4eKPg)

187 He got it.
Posted by: pawn at May 24, 2022 11:38 AM (wsHtO)

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There's another perfect example here in the Northeast. I-89 goes south from VT into NH. On the VT side of the border it's all trees and fields - no businesses. But just over the border, in tax-free NH, there are lots of businesses. (My dad showed me that decades ago and it stuck)

Posted by: 496 at May 24, 2022 11:43 AM (VJsqe)

188 Isn't the Lily girl going to be Squirrel Girl in a movie?

I don't know if that's true or not but it would be perfectly terrible casting. In the comic, Squirrel Girl is a dumpy, buck toothed, awkward tween/teen.

Posted by: Oddbob at May 24, 2022 11:44 AM (MuF+J)

189 177 Awhile back on newsmax, a sheriff said that the rate of crime will continue to rise until it reaches the point where the public , collectively and spontaneously, say enough and fight back. I feel we are nearing that point.
Posted by: Chillin the most at May 24, 2022 11:42 AM (R/oXC)

Almost every day our local papers have a story of someone Killing an intruder.

And this is in Gun Controlled Calif.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 24, 2022 11:44 AM (oHd/0)

190 It is a common name in Hungary.

Posted by: Miklos, yer Fun Fact Pal at May 24, 2022 11:39 AM (WS6Pg)


Etzel and Ezel in German speaking areas

Posted by: Kindltot at May 24, 2022 11:44 AM (xhaym)

191 Government, at its best, is a protection racket. You pay the local men with guns and they protect you from muggers (unaffiliated looting) and jihadis/commies (enemy looters).

But our local government looters don't really care much about protecting you from other looters anymore.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 24, 2022 11:44 AM (ESjRY)

192 > Has anyone else noticed that Lily from AT&T has absolutely enormous boobs?


Yeah. Yeah, she does.

https://tinyurl.com/2p8h959r

I'm pretty sure they're bolt-ons, though.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 24, 2022 11:44 AM (bW8dp)

193 Build a factory, and watch a city develop around it?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at May 24, 2022 11:01 AM (LvTSG)

see the mining town i'm headed to at the end of the week in zambia. 5 years ago it was just jungle, now there's a town right outside the mine.

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at May 24, 2022 11:45 AM (WhsXQ)

194 I have USAA. So far they have given me no cause to complain.

And aren't the State Farm commercials all, 'non-threatening black guy solves problems for doofus whiteys?'

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 24, 2022 11:45 AM (2JVJo)

195 Miklos !

Posted by: JT at May 24, 2022 11:45 AM (arJlL)

196 Posted by: Nova local at May 24, 2022 11:42 AM (exHjb

I'll suggest it, but he thought it was pretty boring. It was mostly watering the plants What he enjoyed the most was getting to know the dogs people brought into the store.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 24, 2022 11:45 AM (Ut+C0)

197 JUST IN - WHO chief Tedros re-elected for a second 5-year term.
Posted by: andycanuck

Great. So if FJB gets his way, in 5 years the entire world will be under the thumb of an ethiopian dictator.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 24, 2022 11:45 AM (t3/qz)

198 Squirrel Girl is a dumpy, buck toothed, awkward tween/teen.

Maybe she'd look better if she cut her tits off?

Posted by: Some Public School Groomer at May 24, 2022 11:45 AM (ESjRY)

199 I am pretty sure she was as well, but I could be wrong. Wouldn't be the first time, either way, bunkworthy!
Posted by: Minnfidel at May 24, 2022 11:40 AM (HhM4+)
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That's it - no Lily for you. You get stuck with Gal Gadot.

Posted by: 496 at May 24, 2022 11:45 AM (VJsqe)

200 I suppose he thinks Attila was a dirty Hun or something.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 24, 2022 11:42 AM (trdmm)

One steppe horde is likely as dirty as another.

Posted by: Someguy's at May 24, 2022 11:45 AM (U4NV8)

201
I luvs me some USAA.

But, if I had State Farm, I'd drop them and never go back.
Posted by: naturalfake at May 24, 2022 11:40 AM

I have an independent agent. Checks around for me when needed and moves it if it's a good company and rate. I'd rather pay a bit more for a good company. You do get what you pay for, same with insurance sometimes. My youngest got hit by a dude with Gieco. Horrible experience. Rear ended while stopped and they tried to deny paying. Uuum, if you're stopped at a light and get rear ended uuhh, yea pretty much your fault. They relented but still, they sucked to deal with, good commericials thats about it.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 24, 2022 11:46 AM (HhM4+)

202 And aren't the State Farm commercials all, 'non-threatening black guy solves problems for doofus whiteys?'
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Hopefully they make one with whitey being instructed by Mandingo on how to fire a 9mm sideways.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 24, 2022 11:47 AM (4eKPg)

203 What was truly lost is not the actors, but the act:

"she sounds hideous. well, she's a guy, so..." is the entire ad.
Posted by: micky at May 24, 2022


***
It was one of the few TV ads nowadays which did not make the man out to be a schlub or a wimp. For an example of the latter, see the CashNetUSA spot where the ceiling collapses, the guy practically faints ("What shall we do???"), and the woman knows all about getting a loan through CashNetUSA. The cartoon even shows her as a superhero. Damned annoying.

Because it didn't subscribe to that trope, the original "Jake" spot was a classic for that reason alone.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 24, 2022 11:47 AM (txdEq)

204 I am pretty sure she was as well, but I could be wrong. Wouldn't be the first time, either way, bunkworthy!
Posted by: Minnfidel at May 24, 2022 11:40 AM (HhM4+)
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That's it - no Lily for you. You get stuck with Gal Gadot.
Posted by: 496 at May 24, 2022 11:45 AM

i shall sacrifice for the greater good. I am a giver!

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 24, 2022 11:47 AM (HhM4+)

205 And aren't the State Farm commercials all, 'non-threatening black guy solves problems for doofus whiteys?'

Activists can always find a reason to attack somebody. Consider a scene in a movie, where the bad guy is finally taken out in the climactic ending scene.

White good guy shoots black bad guy: racist oppression!
Black guy shoots white guy: portraying black men as violent!
Black guy shoots black guy: why's the bad guy always have to be black???

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 24, 2022 11:47 AM (KZzsI)

206 196 Posted by: Nova local at May 24, 2022 11:42 AM (exHjb

I'll suggest it, but he thought it was pretty boring. It was mostly watering the plants What he enjoyed the most was getting to know the dogs people brought into the store.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 24, 2022 11:45 AM (Ut+C0)

It can't hurt...and it still pays money (possibly even with a raise for a 2nd year). And he can ask for more garden experience that he can put on next year's resume...or a better (sounds like he moved up year after year - aka more responsibility) job title...

I'd also suggest a volunteer spot with the place he wants to work for (even if it's 1 day/week for 2-3 hours) - it just helps getting your foot in the door as a known quantity who actually wants the spot...

Posted by: Nova local at May 24, 2022 11:48 AM (exHjb)

207 Posted by: JT at May 24, 2022 11:45 AM (arJlL)

That hash qualifies you to be known as arDR. Jil

Posted by: Miklos returns to Lunching n'Lurkifying at May 24, 2022 11:48 AM (WS6Pg)

208 The development that really pushed the world into the industrial revolution was iron cannon forging

My memory was that the countries that were early adopters of the industrial revolution were major textile producers - Britain/Low Countries.

I do remember the Turks famously getting their cannons from Germany.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 24, 2022 11:48 AM (ESjRY)

209 This isn't complicated. From each according to his ability, to each according to his need. I need and iPhone, so I should get an iPhone. Those who can make iPhones will make me an iPhone. And if it happens that I have no abilities to contribute, that is fine. Society will take care of me.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 24, 2022 11:48 AM (t3/qz)

210 Has anyone else noticed that Lily from AT&T has absolutely enormous boobs?
*
Yeah. Yeah, she does.

https://tinyurl.com/2p8h959r

I'm pretty sure they're bolt-ons, though.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 24, 2022


***
And you know what? I don't care if they are!!!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 24, 2022 11:48 AM (txdEq)

211
Has South Korea "threatened" to join NATO recently??

Disclose.tv @disclosetv · 5h
JUST IN - Chinese and Russian warplanes enter South Korea's Air Defence Zone without notice, Yonhap reports.
Posted by: andycanuck


SEATO

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 24, 2022 11:49 AM (63Dwl)

212 > Lily is a Russian so I’m not sure about the IDF.

She is a Russian Jew, according to Wikipedia.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 24, 2022 11:49 AM (bW8dp)

213 Squirrel Girl is a dumpy, buck toothed, awkward tween/teen.

Teen, but I mean, they cast a black dude as Heimdall, Norse God of the Swedes, Danes, and Norwegians.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 24, 2022 11:49 AM (KZzsI)

214 179 Lily is a Russian so I’m not sure about the IDF.

hmm. i though she was uzbek.

Posted by: kulak anachronda at May 24, 2022 11:49 AM (sGtp+)

215 But Kohn doesn't differentiate between peoples. Western European immigrants to North America created an incredible economy (and society), yet in vast swathes of the world with ample natural resources...there was nothing!
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Of course, but we all know that the reason the U.S. prospered so much more than those other nations with abundant natural resources was because the U.S. is built on magic soil!

That's why everybody and his brother has a natural right to come and live here. Because there is magic soil here, and we have no right to keep it to ourselves. Dat be raaaaaacist!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at May 24, 2022 11:49 AM (MvHI3)

216 Posted by: Nova local at May 24, 2022 11:48 AM (exHjb)

Thanks; Good suggestions.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 24, 2022 11:49 AM (Ut+C0)

217 Squirrel Girl is a dumpy, buck toothed, awkward tween/teen.
Posted by: Oddbob at May 24, 2022 11:44 AM (MuF+J)


Sounds like every single woke show on TV.

What makes this dumpy, buck-toothed, awkward tween/teen special?

Posted by: naturalfake at May 24, 2022 11:50 AM (5NkmN)

218 150 Lily has ample mammaries.

https://tinyurl.com/7ejdmca9
Posted by: Xipe Totec at May 24, 2022 11:37 AM (QSjkU)


Wasn't she born in the Soviet Union, and thus cancelbait?

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at May 24, 2022 11:50 AM (8C7+r)

219 I'm insured by Lloyd's of Lubbock. No social justice tomfoolery, friendly agents, no forms or paperwork. Insurance by handshake-very efficient.

Posted by: Oscar Madison at May 24, 2022 11:51 AM (PIlQh)

220 212 > Lily is a Russian so I’m not sure about the IDF.

She is a Russian Jew, according to Wikipedia.
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Isn't her family from Kazakstan? She knows how to milk a goat. That's hawt.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 24, 2022 11:51 AM (4eKPg)

221 She's an enormous boob... She bragged about her abortion
Posted by: It's me donna at May 24, 2022 11:41 AM

Seriously? Well that scratches her off the list. That's vile, literally evil. I hope she loses her job.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 24, 2022 11:51 AM (HhM4+)

222 18 Bureaucratic governments are there to steal the citizens and pay off their friends and pocket what they can.
Posted by: Skip's phone at May 24, 2022 11:08 AM (5xfs5)

From Deuteronomy 17 (ESV):
14 "When you come to the land that the Lord your God is giving you, and you possess it and dwell in it and then say, 'I will set a king over me, like all the nations that are around me,' 15 you may indeed set a king over you whom the Lord your God will choose. One from among your brothers you shall set as king over you. You may not put a foreigner over you, who is not your brother. 16 Only he must not acquire many horses for himself or cause the people to return to Egypt in order to acquire many horses, since the Lord has said to you, 'You shall never return that way again.' 17 And he shall not acquire many wives for himself, lest his heart turn away, nor shall he acquire for himself excessive silver and gold.

(cont.)

Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 24, 2022 11:51 AM (i3j+6)

223 What makes this dumpy, buck-toothed, awkward tween/teen special?

She can talk to squirrels, command them, and has a special power of being able to defeat anyone, no matter how ridiculous.

Seriously that's her character. The comic is mostly "her dorky group of conspicuously diverse friends sit around and talk" Strangely this got canceled after a few dozen issues due to poor sales.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 24, 2022 11:52 AM (KZzsI)

224 As part and parcel of a continuing thingy, MS has decided to dump the state income tax (gradually, to be sure). Having seen the progress of other states with limited tax structures, we have decided to join the growth bandwagon. I applaud this hitching to the smart wagon.

This is a Republican initiative, and a welcome one. Here's a surprising thing about MS law that almost no one knows about -- MS was among the very first to decriminalize pot possession for first time offenders. Less than an ounce, first offense... All the cops could do is issue a ticket. $250 fine, max.

I bet you haven't viewed MS under that light.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 24, 2022 11:52 AM (F0YaR)

225 18 "And when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, he shall write for himself in a book a copy of this law, approved by[c] the Levitical priests. 19 And it shall be with him, and he shall read in it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the Lord his God by keeping all the words of this law and these statutes, and doing them, 20 that his heart may not be lifted up above his brothers, and that he may not turn aside from the commandment, either to the right hand or to the left, so that he may continue long in his kingdom, he and his children, in Israel.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 24, 2022 11:52 AM (i3j+6)

226 Squirrel Girl is a dumpy, buck toothed, awkward tween/teen.
Posted by: Oddbob at May 24, 2022 11:44 AM (MuF+J)

Sounds like every single woke show on TV.

What makes this dumpy, buck-toothed, awkward tween/teen special?
Posted by: naturalfake at May 24, 2022 11:50 AM (5NkmN)

Oh, she can talk to squirrels....and she can beat up literally every other good or bad guy in the Marvel Universe....typically offscreen/off-panel.

It was supposed to be joke, now she's One Punch Woman.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 24, 2022 11:52 AM (V6f9+)

227 Isn't her family from Kazakstan? She knows how to milk a goat. That's hawt.
Posted by: Puddin Head at May 24, 2022 11:51 AM (4eKPg)

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I'll be in my stall.

Baaaa!

Posted by: 496 at May 24, 2022 11:52 AM (VJsqe)

228 Husband was 6th in line at our polling place this morning (our church) as he was heading off the island to work.

None of the Dominion voting machines were powered up (at 7:00 a.m.), so three minutes to vote turned into 25 minutes.

I had to go in town to have labs done for my physical next week, and there was a line outside the church when I came back on the island. Will wait for a couple of hours for things to slow down.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 24, 2022 11:52 AM (ptqGC)

229 > Squirrel Girl is a dumpy, buck toothed, awkward tween/teen.

Looks like she's only voicing the character in an animated series and on podcasts, not playing the character in a live-action film.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 24, 2022 11:53 AM (bW8dp)

230
I was thinking about crepuscular animals, and I realized that little kids are basically crepuscular. Bursts of energy at dawn and dusk, then sleeping/relaxing the rest of the time.

Posted by: @TheRealWilliamHayes at May 24, 2022 11:53 AM (96UI6)

231 Squirrel Girl was a joke character that was meant to be a one-off in a comic that featured a lot of ridiculous loser no-point "heroes" but she somehow became popular. And, over time, more attractive. She was really homely originally.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 24, 2022 11:54 AM (KZzsI)

232 Isn't her family from Kazakstan? She knows how to milk a goat. That's hawt.

Hmm, have to remember we aren't allowed to drink that milk in our village.

First you bang the goatmaid...then you bang the...uh...nevermind

Posted by: Some Goatfucker at May 24, 2022 11:54 AM (ESjRY)

233 I've had Geico for a long time and only stick with them because it's been a long time and my rate is down to cheap. One claim, animal hit and I had the sense not to wash the car before the adjuster saw it. Bad news is it took three weeks for the adjuster to get to the body shop, and the manager said that's about par for the course. They seem to think one adjuster can cover a couple states. Top it off, when I was on my way home and hit the critter a big hail storm roared through the area, so the already busy guy got busier.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 24, 2022 11:54 AM (lz5hY)

234 > Isn't her family from Kazakstan? She knows how to milk a goat.

Old joke about the city boy being sent out to milk.

"That big one with only one teat was kinda mean at first, but then it got real friendly. Only got a few tablespoons of milk, though."

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 24, 2022 11:54 AM (bW8dp)

235 Because there is magic soil here, and we have no right to keep it to ourselves. Dat be raaaaaacist!
Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at May 24, 2022 11:49 AM (MvHI3)

*shifty eyes left*

*shifty eyes right*

Posted by: Tiglath-Pileser III at May 24, 2022 11:54 AM (6FeV1)

236 114
Been there.
Prayers for Fen's kid.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at May 24, 2022 11:55 AM (JTztk)

237 Actual CBS headline:

“Inflation may be a lot lower than anyone thinks”

The 30% increase in food prices is just a right wing conspiracy!!!

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 24, 2022 11:55 AM (OalnH)

238 Do they have plumbers on standby at the State Farm center?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 24, 2022 11:56 AM (t3/qz)

239 What did Gates really do? He backed into a deal of a lifetime with IBM after stealing someone else’s work. What a visionary man.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 24, 2022 11:56 AM (OalnH)

240 Lily has an ass the size of a couch to go along with her big boobies. Or at least did. That's why they kept her behind a counter in her commercials.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 24, 2022 11:56 AM (jNAzB)

241 CBS news ratings may be a lot lower than anyone thinks!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 24, 2022 11:56 AM (KZzsI)

242 > first you bang the goatmaid

Goatmaiden, goatmaiden bang me a goat
Suck off a sheep, hump on a shoat...

From the unexpurgated "Fiddling About On The Roof".


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 24, 2022 11:57 AM (bW8dp)

243
The 30% increase in food prices is just a right wing conspiracy!!!


You have to laugh.

The price of food goes up 30% or more

The government says inflation is 8% or whatever

And the talking heads tell you it is probably less then you think.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 24, 2022 11:57 AM (ESjRY)

244 The root of the issue is corporate social responsibility, which has been a thing since at least the 80s when business schools and activists have convinced corporate leadership to spend stockholder money on charitable giving in order to increase the goodwill of the public's perception of the company.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at May 24, 2022 11:17 AM (LvTSG)


And no one said, "What if we just make a really, really good product/service? Won't the public perceive us well?"

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at May 24, 2022 11:57 AM (z99Zw)

245 Lily has an ass the size of a couch to go along with her big boobies. Or at least did. That's why they kept her behind a counter in her commercials.

She was pleasantly curvy in the "Dad Feels" series.

Horrible person...but very pretty.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 24, 2022 11:58 AM (ESjRY)

246 Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 24, 2022 11:52 AM (ptqGC)

I see the media came out with a hit on Perdue this AM... Said he was racist because he responded to Abram saying GA was a bad place to live was "Demeaning to her race. " So that's racist ?

Posted by: It's me donna at May 24, 2022 11:58 AM (bs+z0)

247 > That's why they kept her behind a counter in her commercials.


Hmm... I'm pretty sure I remember seeing her in those boner-kill "ballerina flat" shoes in at least one of those commercials.

Ugliest shoes ever.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 24, 2022 11:58 AM (bW8dp)

248 On property rights, one thing should have figured out but just didn't, reading Richard Pipes Russian Revolution Russians non royalty never got that concept. Even just before the revolution property wasn't held by single people for the most part.
Have to figure out how to explain what I'm reading better

Posted by: Skip's phone at May 24, 2022 11:59 AM (/Az/b)

249 We had an outage at work that caused slow internet. I had a voice mail from a customer saying that we were a bunch of right wing nutcases and probably slowed down his service on purpose. They really are becoming unhinged.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 24, 2022 12:00 PM (5HBd1)

250 " ... which for all of its impressive pedigree often comes off as...um...a college newspaper."

there's a line in Carlyle's History of the French Revolution that has always stuck with me: (paraphrased)
"better the paltriest truth than the most gorgeous lie."

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - ultra-maga ftw ! at May 24, 2022 12:00 PM (DO9wr)

251 It is amazing how the msm and left (birm) continues to tell people that what they experience daily isn’t really happening. It’s 1984 shit.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 24, 2022 12:00 PM (OalnH)

252 Hmm... I'm pretty sure I remember seeing her in those boner-kill "ballerina flat" shoes in at least one of those commercials.

Ugliest shoes ever.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 24, 2022 11:58 AM

If you're looking at her shoes, you must have some ghey in you. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 24, 2022 12:00 PM (HhM4+)

253 I finished voting this am in Georgia. The polling place was packed with cars around it but only a dozen or so people inside. Wealthy older white folk so all hardcore leftist. Oh well. Herschel senate, Perdue gov, etc. One different thing is you vote to a card and make a printout. Then the printout is scanned and falls into a bin and I don't know what they do to the card. Before we just did the card.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 24, 2022 12:00 PM (TDe5z)

254 Horrible person...but very pretty.
Posted by: 18-1 at May 24, 2022 11:58 AM (ESjRY)

Very cute with big boobs. I do think she did some gainzzz and has since reduced the caboose.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 24, 2022 12:01 PM (jNAzB)

255 237 Actual CBS headline:

“Inflation may be a lot lower than anyone thinks”

The 30% increase in food prices is just a right wing conspiracy!!!
Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 24, 2022 11:55 AM (OalnH)

They may be right in a very perverse way. If prices are out of whack not just due to absurd monetary policies screwing up the money supply, but also absurd disruptions in the general supply and distribution of real goods...

That's hardy exculpatory, though, is it?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 24, 2022 12:01 PM (6FeV1)

256 What did Gates really do? He backed into a deal of a lifetime with IBM after stealing someone else’s work. What a visionary man.

He wrote most of the original Microsoft BASIC (and parts of GW-BASIC), but he also was about the only person in the industry to understand early on that businesses really wanted cheap interchangeable computers (and that IBM in particular actually making those was a Big Fucking Deal).

Posted by: Ian S. at May 24, 2022 12:01 PM (ZGrMX)

257 So, according to a story in The Hill, the House Administration Committee intends to release the video on its own. This means getting a copy of the video.

“Clearly things have changed when one of our committee members is being insinuated that he led reconnaissance tours in the Capitol on Jan. 5 when we know for a fact the video footage shows otherwise,” a senior aide to the committee told The Hill.

The proposed cost: $20,000.

.. if I put up the $20,000 can I get excludive rights to distribute ?

Posted by: SMOD at May 24, 2022 12:01 PM (RHGPo)

258 We had an outage at work that caused slow internet. I had a voice mail from a customer saying that we were a bunch of right wing nutcases and probably slowed down his service on purpose. They really are becoming unhinged.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 24, 2022 12:00 PM

You should call him back and only say in your deepest tone. Muuaaaahhhahahahahahah! And hang up.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 24, 2022 12:01 PM (HhM4+)

259 251 It is amazing how the msm and left (birm) continues to tell people that what they experience daily isn’t really happening. It’s 1984 shit.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 24, 2022 12:00 PM (OalnH)

Tucker did a great bit last night in regards to 1984 saying Tater was the exactly like one of the characters... The description he gave was hysterical.. It came from the book and fit tater to a T

Posted by: It's me donna at May 24, 2022 12:01 PM (bs+z0)

260 239 What did Gates really do? He backed into a deal of a lifetime with IBM after stealing someone else’s work. What a visionary man.
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Zuckerberg too. He was hired by the Winklevoss brothers to work on building their website while at Harvard. Z signed a confidentiality agreement and promised not to disclose the Winklevoss' ideas. Then Z blatantly stole their ideas and used their time to start building his own competing website behind their backs.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at May 24, 2022 12:02 PM (MvHI3)

261 It is amazing how the msm and left (birm) continues to tell people that what they experience daily isn’t really happening. It’s 1984 shit.

I mentioned I was talking with a LIV friend the other day that asked me why mass shooters are always white. I sent her back the official census statistics that show mass shooters pretty closely mirror the overall population stats so no, white people aren't more likely to be mass shooters.

And she was confused...because the FNM just repeats the lie over and over...so that the real data becomes hard to believe.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 24, 2022 12:02 PM (ESjRY)

262 Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 24, 2022 11:52 AM (ptqGC)

I see the media came out with a hit on Perdue this AM... Said he was racist because he responded to Abram saying GA was a bad place to live was "Demeaning to her race. " So that's racist ?

Posted by: It's me donna at May 24, 2022 11:58 AM (bs+z0)

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Haven't heard about it. Husband and I (and everyone else on the right we know) are voting for Kemp. He opened GA up before FL, and we just got a multi-billion dollar Hyundai EV and battery plant 40 minutes from Savannah. Got a robo call last night from Trump telling me if I voted for Kemp it was a vote against him. I like Trump, but he's pissed me off. Kemp will beat Tank like a drum. Purdue, not at all.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 24, 2022 12:02 PM (ptqGC)

263 > One Punch Woman.

You'll be a one punch woman, baby till you find your man. -- first draft of the KISS song "Hard Luck Woman"

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 24, 2022 12:02 PM (bW8dp)

264 251 It is amazing how the msm and left (birm) continues to tell people that what they experience daily isn’t really happening. It’s 1984 shit.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 24, 2022 12:00 PM (OalnH)

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"I thought this chicken was more expensive and smaller than last year's chicken, but NBC told me otherwise. Must just be my imagination."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at May 24, 2022 12:03 PM (LvTSG)

265 >>> We had an outage at work that caused slow internet. I had a voice mail from a customer saying that we were a bunch of right wing nutcases and probably slowed down his service on purpose. They really are becoming unhinged.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 24, 2022 12:00 PM (5HBd1)


in ur wires slowin ur internets

Posted by: Right Wing Nutcase at May 24, 2022 12:03 PM (TDe5z)

266 I really don't know the difference between Lily and the Progressive Insurance Lady. I don't think I've ever seen Lily or her boobs.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 24, 2022 12:03 PM (Ut+C0)

267 Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 24, 2022 12:02 PM (ptqGC)

Good to know... I'd trade my Gov any day... Newsome

Posted by: It's me donna at May 24, 2022 12:04 PM (bs+z0)

268 > If you're looking at her shoes, you must have some ghey in you.

Because I like sexy shoes on women?

Um... okay.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 24, 2022 12:04 PM (bW8dp)

269 If you get hit by a dude with Geico and Geico tried to deny payment, that shows Geico is a good insurer. The less they pay the lower your rates.

Ive had Geico, Allstate, SafeCo and Farmers. And had claims with all. They’re all basically the same thing. It’s like airlines.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 24, 2022 12:04 PM (OalnH)

270 That hash qualifies you to be known as arDR. Jil
Posted by: Miklos returns to Lunching n'Lurkifying

Why thank you.

Posted by: JT at May 24, 2022 12:04 PM (arJlL)

271 Zuckerberg too. He was hired by the Winklevoss brothers to work on building their website while at Harvard. Z signed a confidentiality agreement and promised not to disclose the Winklevoss' ideas.

In fairness to the lizard-alien with the bitchfaced CCP wife, the Winklevoss' grand idea was just a website version of something that Harvard had done on paper forever.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 24, 2022 12:04 PM (ZGrMX)

272 Somebody made a connection between present-day Hungary and Attila. But, aside from the fact that occupied the same part off Europe, more or less, their is no connection between the Huns and the Magyars.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 24, 2022 12:04 PM (HXmAu)

273 The LIV type says there is no inflation, and the only reason he or she has seen increases in grocery prices is because the store is price gouging. And then you say "why do you keep shopping there, you dumb fuck".

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 24, 2022 12:05 PM (lz5hY)

274 I hope to hell Wade Herring doesn't replace Buddy Carter. We've known Herring for years, and he's a legend in his own progressive mind.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 24, 2022 12:05 PM (ptqGC)

275 "I thought this chicken was more expensive and smaller than last year's chicken, but NBC told me otherwise. Must just be my imagination."
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at May 24, 2022 12:03 PM (LvTSG)

That is essentially what they’re doing. And sadly a lot of people buy into it.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 24, 2022 12:05 PM (OalnH)

276 Greetings:

My father saw himself as a "working stiff". His take on the difference between commerce and government went, "A businessman wants your money. A government wants your money and your freedom.

That may have changed some over the years between but it's still not a bad place yo start.

Posted by: 11B40 at May 24, 2022 12:05 PM (uuklp)

277 Of course, but we all know that the reason the U.S. prospered so much more than those other nations with abundant natural resources was because the U.S. is built on magic soil!

That's why everybody and his brother has a natural right to come and live here. Because there is magic soil here, and we have no right to keep it to ourselves. Dat be raaaaaacist!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at May 24, 2022 11:49 AM (MvHI3)


It is true that we have abundant resources, but if the US were to lose reserve currency status, our basic financial assets will still exist. Our word, as in "backed by the US gubmint", would necessarily be dented majorly. This is our current path.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 24, 2022 12:06 PM (F0YaR)

278 "I thought this chicken was more expensive and smaller than last year's chicken, but NBC told me otherwise. Must just be my imagination."
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting the system with Kobayashi at May 24, 2022 12:03 PM (LvTSG)

Well, everything shrinks with age?

Posted by: What SHE said at May 24, 2022 12:07 PM (oHd/0)

279 I wonder if someone can get the Wash times cartoonist Varvel to redo this cartoon with Biden trying to get the economy to move (it's a very good cartoon, take out the space):

https://www.washingtontimes .com/cartoons/congress-action/nadler/

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at May 24, 2022 12:07 PM (Ynyl9)

280 What did Gates really do? He backed into a deal of a lifetime with IBM after stealing someone else’s work. What a visionary man.

He wrote most of the original Microsoft BASIC (and parts of GW-BASIC), but he also was about the only person in the industry to understand early on that businesses really wanted cheap interchangeable computers (and that IBM in particular actually making those was a Big Fucking Deal).
Posted by: Ian S. at May 24, 2022 12:01 PM (ZGrMX)

The idea of selling software and software as a service was industry-creating/changing. Gates is stupid and evil but he's not dumb....if that makes any sense.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 24, 2022 12:07 PM (V6f9+)

281 In fairness to the lizard-alien with the bitchfaced CCP wife, the Winklevoss' grand idea was just a website version of something that Harvard had done on paper forever.
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Yes, it was an online version of the yearbook, or "facebook" as some people called it. And Zuckerberg stole that idea.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at May 24, 2022 12:07 PM (MvHI3)

282 > Gates is stupid and evil but he's not dumb....if that makes any sense.

"Microsoft used to be run by an evil genius. When it came time to replace him, the board grossly misinterpreted which of those two qualities was the important one."

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 24, 2022 12:08 PM (bW8dp)

283 nood



Ewok

Posted by: Right Wing Nutcase at May 24, 2022 12:08 PM (TDe5z)

284 "But Kohn doesn't differentiate between peoples. Western European immigrants to North America created an incredible economy (and society), yet in vast swathes of the world with ample natural resources...there was nothing!"

in those vast swathes of the world they are ruled by either corrupt governments or corrupt warlords/criminals who act as predators on any commerce that occurs ...

Posted by: The Dark Lord at May 24, 2022 12:09 PM (5cMUX)

285 > And Zuckerberg stole that idea.

That's not even an idea.

"Let's do X, but ON THE INTERNET!" was, and is, a running joke.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 24, 2022 12:09 PM (bW8dp)

286 "Just get the hell out of the way, and people will produce and create and make things better."

No doubt better than govt mucking everything up. But 'the people' have been largely corrupted by miseducation, noxious lies and myths, poisonous cultural influences, and the sloth that comes from easy affluence. Get rid of the govt interference, yes. But 'the people,' (in the form of universally woke companies, corporations, and institutions,) may not have 'making things better' as their main goal. Seems pretty hopeless to me right now.

Posted by: Durable Yet Minimal gp-Based Barrier at May 24, 2022 12:09 PM (qpX6U)

287 Buying my eggs at the barber shop. Barber's neighbor has a small scale chicken farm, and she brings them in on Thursday. 18 count XLarge/Jumbos, brown, $4.00. Please return the carton if you think about it.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 24, 2022 12:09 PM (lz5hY)

288 I have State Farm on the house and the car. They paid to rebuild the house in 2006 after the fire. If you have had a house fire, you do not want to try and change insurance companies because most won't touch it. I've left it as is. Will figure out what to do about car insurance after I move.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 24, 2022 12:10 PM (5HBd1)

289 And the idea of slowing down internet based on political preference is so insane. We provide internet in WA and OR. Both states are full of Lefties.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 24, 2022 12:11 PM (5HBd1)

290 "Microsoft used to be run by an evil genius. When it came time to replace him, the board grossly misinterpreted which of those two qualities was the important one."

Steve Ballmer. LOLOLOLOL. Yup.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 24, 2022 12:11 PM (ZGrMX)

291 That's not even an idea.

"Let's do X, but ON THE INTERNET!" was, and is, a running joke.
____________

It was more than just "let's put a yearbook online."

The idea was to make it a social website, where people could interact with each other. They would be able to post pictures from their lives, and other people would be able to comment on them, etc. At the time, it was new and different.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at May 24, 2022 12:12 PM (MvHI3)

292 243
The 30% increase in food prices is just a right wing conspiracy!!!

You have to laugh.

The price of food goes up 30% or more

The government says inflation is 8% or whatever

And the talking heads tell you it is probably less then you think.
Posted by: 18-1 at May 24, 2022 11:57 AM (ESjRY)

With the current price of gas? Isn't it getting expensive to Gaslight people?

Posted by: What SHE said at May 24, 2022 12:12 PM (oHd/0)

293 The idea was to make it a social website, where people could interact with each other. They would be able to post pictures from their lives, and other people would be able to comment on them, etc. At the time, it was new and different.

The original idea was to let people vote on if someone was hot, basically a glorified Hot Or Not. And something liberals would find deeeeeply offensive if it happened today.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 24, 2022 12:14 PM (ZGrMX)

294 If you get hit by a dude with Geico and Geico tried to deny payment, that shows Geico is a good insurer. The less they pay the lower your rates.

Ive had Geico, Allstate, SafeCo and Farmers. And had claims with all. They’re all basically the same thing. It’s like airlines.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 24, 2022 12:04 PM

That's not how this works, that's not how any of it works.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 24, 2022 12:20 PM (HhM4+)

295 The hot or not thing inspired the idea of Facebook. But FB was never meant to just be that. I hate Cuck as much as the next guy but let’s not pretend what he did wasn’t pretty revolutionary.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 24, 2022 12:23 PM (OalnH)

296 Yes that’s how it works. If you get into an accident and you’re at fault you want your insurance company (Geico in this case) to fight for you, ie not pay out.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 24, 2022 12:24 PM (OalnH)

297 "Milana" wouldn't be a bad name for a female Siberian cat.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 24, 2022 12:31 PM (txdEq)

298 Corruption is also predation. All predation should be looked at as a tax.

Posted by: geoffb at May 24, 2022 12:34 PM (r//c2)

299 "Capitalism is what people do when you leave them alone."

--somebody

Posted by: Cybersmythe at May 24, 2022 12:37 PM (rB57D)

300 He wrote most of the original Microsoft BASIC (and parts of GW-BASIC), but he also was about the only person in the industry to understand early on that businesses really wanted cheap interchangeable computers

Yeah Gates was more than a lucky guy, he was a genuine programmer and software engineer. And he had vision that almost everyone lacked in the industry. I know Apple fans like to think he was just some idiot who stumbled into a good thing but he was more than that.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 24, 2022 12:38 PM (KZzsI)

301 We created the world's most exceptional country by virtue of adherence to the political system devised by the Founding Fathers.

It produced an extraordinary populace unequaled in any other continent. It's all still there, currently layered with the filth the left is responsible for.

It simply needs cleansing.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 24, 2022 01:07 PM (KATBx)

302 Culturally, Capitalism (the ability to freely trade with others, uncoerced) is only possible in a Judeo-Christian society. Resource-rich Islamic countries are always feudal crapholes. And the further you move away from the American republic, the less prosperous lower classes become, just as the further we've moved from our republican roots the less prosperous the lower classes become.

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at May 24, 2022 02:03 PM (diU8I)

303 You KNOW what stops predators. Sunlight and bracelets.

When any government can spend a trillion dollars, or $40 billion in a few hours with no oversight, the money sloshing around moves plenty of people. Get mine!

Hiring someone for $20/week requires you file a 1099-misc to the IRS.

Do you think government will be filing 1099-GOV for giving away 20x as much? Sunshine.

If we knew the median 1099-GOV that could become the base TAX CREDIT for every American! Government in a feedback loop! Finally!

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