Former Fox News Reader Melissa Francis Gets $15 Million Payout After Alleging Gender Pay Discrimination

She had first floated the allegation of gender pay discrimination, conveniently enough, during the period when Fox showed no interest in renewing her contract, back in October 2020.


Francis has not been on air at Fox News for more than two weeks -- October 7 being her last appearance -- and the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday that she "is probably at the end of her six-year run at the network, according to people familiar with the matter."

The Los Angeles Times further reported that Francis "had filed a gender-based pay discrimination claim against the company that has been in arbitration," citing "one person familiar with the proceedings," with Francis allegedly complaining she was "underpaid compared with her male colleagues."

Despite the Los Angeles Times reporting that an unnamed person "close to Francis" said the Fox News co-host had been fired, Fox News denied the claim.

I suspect that she knew Fox didn't want to renew her contract, which is why she attempted to clean herself up to make her presentable for CNN or MSNBC -- by insisting that it was somehow wrong of Newt Gingrich to point out that George Soros was funding a lot of very hard-left, pro-criminal district attorney across the US. The media and the left (but I repeat myself) insist on claiming that this is a "conspiracy theory," as the Washington Post does here--but they never explain how it's a conspiracy theory.

We know his organizations are funding leftwing "decarceral" district attorneys, as well as the push to decarcerate prisoners generally.

But then, the left generally just claims anything that hurts their propaganda is a "conspiracy theory."

By the way, if you're wondering, "Gee, maybe George Soros is also pumping money into cash-strapped leftwing media companies, which explains their eagerness in defending Sugar Daddy Soros from the right's ' ' ' conspiracy theories, ' ' ' " congratulations, your hunch is correct. He's donating $48 million to media organizations, including $1 million just to Media Matters.

So that might account to why the entire leftwing media propaganda machine is devoted to claiming that any accurate news report that Soros bankrolled Kim Foxx, George Gascon, Larry Krasner, Chelsea Boudin, Buta Bibaraj, Alvin Bragg, etc. is a "conspiracy theory."

And Melissa Francis knew her time at Fox was about to end, and so she knew she had to ingratiate herself to Sugar Daddy Soros.

She alleged that women at Fox get less than men at Fox, which seems like an apples and orange comparison because no women at Fox come close to being major profit centers for the network apart from Laura Ingraham.

But Fox is an organization of woke liberal weaklings so they paid her $15 million anyway.

Of course, they might have something to do with her enlisting the very leftwing and very political New York State government to help fight her case for her.


Francis previously filed a complaint with the New York State Department of Labor alleging retaliation by Fox News after she highlighted a gender pay gap at the network.

In a statement, a network spokesperson told Mediaite, "Fox News has always been committed to the equitable treatment of all employees which we have demonstrated consistently over our 26-year history, and we are extremely proud of our business. We parted ways with Melissa Francis over a year and a half ago and her allegations were entirely without merit. We have also fully cooperated with the New York State Department of Labor's investigation and look forward to the completion of this matter."

During a contract negotiation in 2019, Francis alleges that Dianne Brandi -- a former executive vice president for legal and business affairs at the network -- acknowledged a pay disparity between men and women at Fox News. Francis claims that Brandi -- one of an increasing number of female executives at the network in the post-Roger Ailes era, led by CEO Suzanne Scott -- flat-out told the host she had no recourse, and was going to have to accept a smaller salary than a man would be given in a similar negotiation.

"That's how the world works," Brandi said, according to Francis. "Women make less. It's just a fact."


In a statement to Mediaite, the network vehemently denied Brandi ever said that.

"Melissa Francis's version of that conversation is untrue and patently absurd -- furthermore, it is illogical that anyone with Dianne Brandi's level of experience in negotiating talent contracts for a living would make such a ludicrous statement," the Fox News spokesperson said.

It sounds ludicrous that she'd say that -- but then, Fox is staffed by woke liberals, so who knows?

And I guess it pays to get in good with Sugar Daddy Soros.

Posted by: Ace at 05:57 PM




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1 First

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 20, 2022 05:57 PM (mShwQ)

2 Too much woke for me

Posted by: It's me donna at June 20, 2022 05:58 PM (bs+z0)

3 Who?

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 20, 2022 05:58 PM (Ggr3u)

4 Used to be all you had to do was spill hot coffee on your tackle.

Now you can just claim discrimination

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 20, 2022 05:58 PM (mShwQ)

5 I never understand these massive payoffs for no crime the way I see it

Posted by: Skip at June 20, 2022 06:00 PM (2JoB8)

6 Exactly what does she bring to the table that can't be done a lot cheaper by someone else?

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at June 20, 2022 06:00 PM (7B5FA)

7 Never heard of this bint!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 20, 2022 06:01 PM (hOUT3)

8 I never understand these massive payoffs for no crime the way I see it Posted by: Skip at June 20, 2022 06:00 PM (2JoB

It's a payoff to keep her mouth shut.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at June 20, 2022 06:01 PM (7B5FA)

9 Grifter. Wasn't she on Little House on the Prairie?

Posted by: Infidel at June 20, 2022 06:02 PM (IcyNP)

10 Who on Earth thinks this buys FoxNews any goodwill to settle lawsuits like this?

Any good conservative solutions for stopping our absurd litigious court system?

Posted by: Blago at June 20, 2022 06:03 PM (PwNLq)

11 I missed the professor of airplanes thread but I noticed the flight attendant is pretty cute. Cute flight attendant therefore no mask. This is the whole of the law.

Posted by: banana Dream at June 20, 2022 06:03 PM (0fVbu)

12 How much can I get for typing "It's all Trump's fault" in random blog comments.

Warning: Answering makes you part of the conspiracy.

Posted by: DaveA at June 20, 2022 06:03 PM (FhXTo)

13 At least she wasn't fired during Women's Month.
Oh, there is no Women's Month..,

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 20, 2022 06:03 PM (xmxLW)

14 Fox needs to just have some sort of commission model for ad revenue tied to pay.

Posted by: Blago at June 20, 2022 06:04 PM (PwNLq)

15 Who?
Posted by: nurse ratched at June 20, 2022 05:58 PM


Are you?

Posted by: The Who at June 20, 2022 06:04 PM (a3Q+t)

16 Fox News is unrepairable. I want them to die.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at June 20, 2022 06:04 PM (MkYsY)

17 Must. Be. Nice.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at June 20, 2022 06:04 PM (M9XmQ)

18 Ace, you need to get some of the sweet Soros cash yourself!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 20, 2022 06:04 PM (mShwQ)

19 Oh, that's a shame.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at June 20, 2022 06:05 PM (nByzo)

20 BTW, biden's talking about trump's tax cuts and how he's going to fix it, but you can bet that what he really means is giving his donors back their SALT deductions.

Posted by: sockamster-moderate level poster at June 20, 2022 06:05 PM (OuH7W)

21 Fox News? Are they still a thing?

Posted by: Tonypete at June 20, 2022 06:05 PM (Msys3)

22 This says 'Fox Mews has WAY TOO MUCH money'.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at June 20, 2022 06:05 PM (9VqgO)

23 So no one at Fox spanked her monkey in the dressing room? She should have called the morning show chick with the cankles, that wrangled $40 mil outta Fox, to get some advice on max payout.

Posted by: bailman at June 20, 2022 06:06 PM (qfJMG)

24 There's dollar signs spinning in Kat Timpf's eyes like a cartoon slot machine right now, I bet.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at June 20, 2022 06:06 PM (M9XmQ)

25 Labeling of simple observation as conspiracy theory is a nice bit of woke tactic.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 20, 2022 06:06 PM (08ncd)

26 I literally have no clue who this spokes hole woman is.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at June 20, 2022 06:07 PM (bVYXr)

27 so. wait? Fox agreed to pay $15M in lieu of trial? ok, it's their lives.

Posted by: sockamster-moderate level poster at June 20, 2022 06:07 PM (OuH7W)

28 $15M seems like a lot to /settle/ for

Posted by: sockamster-moderate level poster at June 20, 2022 06:08 PM (OuH7W)

29 I henceforth proclaim all employees shall.be fired during Wrath Month!

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at June 20, 2022 06:08 PM (9VqgO)

30 Ah, yes. A hollyweird whore.

Posted by: Infidel at June 20, 2022 06:08 PM (IcyNP)

31 *looks up talking head*

I might know her? It has been a good while since I watched Fox anyway.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 20, 2022 06:08 PM (08ncd)

32 so does this mean McCain's funeral is finally over?

Posted by: sockamster-moderate level poster at June 20, 2022 06:09 PM (OuH7W)

33 No one whose beeninHR for more than 5 seconds would ever ever ever say that.
Its beyond ludicrous

Posted by: LASue at June 20, 2022 06:09 PM (Ed8Zd)

34 Hey Farmer,
To follow up on your question; family is doing well. Since last we met in vegas I have added one more little spaceman to the adventuring crew and we have another spacegirl due to join the crew next week.

Posted by: Spiff The Spaceman at June 20, 2022 06:09 PM (dNlrL)

35 I saw in passing on Fox that there's a new Laurie Dhue type rising in the ranks. The fox blonde bombshell pipeline is still operational

Posted by: sockamster-moderate level poster at June 20, 2022 06:09 PM (OuH7W)

36 That's a damned nice payout for what was basically bitching.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at June 20, 2022 06:09 PM (Xrfse)

37 >>so does this mean McCain's funeral is finally over?

In your dreams.

Posted by: Mega Muff at June 20, 2022 06:09 PM (MkYsY)

38 I henceforth proclaim all employees shall.be fired during Wrath Month!

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at June 20, 2022 06:08 PM (9VqgO)

Hey! I claimed wrath! *evil eyes*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 20, 2022 06:09 PM (ptqGC)

39 Fox had a good thing going 5 or 6 years ago, to me they sold out to the Leftists

Posted by: Skip at June 20, 2022 06:10 PM (2JoB8)

40 Fox had a good thing going 5 or 6 years ago, to me they sold out to the Leftists

Posted by: Skip at June 20, 2022 06:10 PM (2JoB

Tucker is ratings gold.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 20, 2022 06:10 PM (ptqGC)

41 OT: I do like the gas tax 'holiday.' A whole 18 cents! That will make a huge difference while he continues to destroy domestic production and transportation!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 20, 2022 06:10 PM (08ncd)

42 Makes me think I got into the wrong line of work.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at June 20, 2022 06:10 PM (XvPQV)

43 Slothing it up over here, boss!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 20, 2022 06:10 PM (mShwQ)

44 How much of that amount does Ms. Francis get, and how much goes to pay off the lawyers?

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - AoS Ladies' Brigade, Plucky Comic Relief at June 20, 2022 06:11 PM (SRRAx)

45 Try as I might, I'll never achieve victimhood status. Sure would like some of that sweet payola but I check none of the boxes. Sigh.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at June 20, 2022 06:11 PM (Xrfse)

46 How many times have I said it? They are all
Actors.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 20, 2022 06:11 PM (3vQN0)

47 17 Must. Be. Nice.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at June 20, 2022 06:04 PM (M9XmQ)


This one doesn't bother me. Get everything you can. Always. If her lawyers are that much better than the Fox lawyers, Fox needs to get better lawyers.

Posted by: monday, monday at June 20, 2022 06:11 PM (AMIL/)

48 Hey! I claimed wrath! *evil eyes*
Posted by: Jane D'oh

Oh how I want to see a Wrath Month run by Jane D'oh!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 20, 2022 06:11 PM (hOUT3)

49 Our company has done the same thing a few times. Fired some bint for non-performance. She lawyers up and makes frivolous claim, then we write her a check because it's cheaper than paying the lawyers. It's accepted and encouraged extortion.

Posted by: DitkaCA at June 20, 2022 06:11 PM (kVjCi)

50 Heads up, Texas morons:

@ChuckCallesto

BREAKING NOW: Texas Republicans push for a referendum to vote on the state SECEDING FROM THE UNITED STATES in 2023 at meeting that declared Biden's win illegitimate...

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 20, 2022 06:12 PM (ptqGC)

51 39 Fox had a good thing going 5 or 6 years ago, to me they sold out to the Leftists
Posted by: Skip at June 20, 2022 06:10 PM (2JoB

What 2020 showed us is that the dude and his wife just did what they always wanted to do in the first place.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 20, 2022 06:12 PM (08ncd)

52 35 I saw in passing on Fox that there's a new Laurie Dhue type rising in the ranks. The fox blonde bombshell pipeline is still operational

They'll end up in AA?

Posted by: Maj. Healey at June 20, 2022 06:12 PM (MkYsY)

53 She had the eyes.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 20, 2022 06:12 PM (63Dwl)

54 BREAKING NOW: Texas Republicans push for a referendum to vote on the state SECEDING FROM THE UNITED STATES in 2023 at meeting that declared Biden's win illegitimate...
Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 20, 2022 06:12 PM (ptqGC

About
Fucking
Time

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 20, 2022 06:12 PM (mShwQ)

55 Hey! I claimed wrath! *evil eyes*
Posted by: Jane D'oh

Oh how I want to see a Wrath Month run by Jane D'oh!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 20, 2022 06:11 PM (hOUT3)

---------

Lol. My fall back is Sloth, though.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 20, 2022 06:12 PM (ptqGC)

56
I can't say *why* an armored spider monkey getting gunned down in a drug war grabs my attention, but I know *that* it does. I feel for the monkey. He's just a pawn in the game of life.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 20, 2022 06:12 PM (IXpV7)

57 Fox is about to re-learn the lesson if paying the Danegeld.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at June 20, 2022 06:13 PM (XvPQV)

58 50 Heads up, Texas morons:

@ChuckCallesto

BREAKING NOW: Texas Republicans push for a referendum to vote on the state SECEDING FROM THE UNITED STATES in 2023 at meeting that declared Biden's win illegitimate...
Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 20, 2022 06:12 PM (ptqGC)

Why put the date out so far is the first thing that occurred to me.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 20, 2022 06:13 PM (08ncd)

59 Has Fox called Arizona for Kamala yet?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 20, 2022 06:13 PM (mShwQ)

60 Tucker is about the only person in the media who consistently takes shots at Soros.

Soros is an evil cancer and he can't disappear soon enough.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 20, 2022 06:13 PM (ZLI7S)

61 >>>Francis allegedly complaining she was "underpaid compared with her male colleagues."

Lighten up, Francis.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at June 20, 2022 06:14 PM (nByzo)

62 She was in a lot of tv shows including little house on the prairie and alf. A few movies I never heard of.

Posted by: banana Dream at June 20, 2022 06:14 PM (0fVbu)

63 I better accelerate my plans to move to Texas while they're still letting US citizens in!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 20, 2022 06:14 PM (hOUT3)

64 Soros spawn is as bad or worse than his dad, Emporer Pallatine

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 20, 2022 06:14 PM (mShwQ)

65 Wasn't she a child actress on Little House on the Prairie ?

Posted by: It's me donna at June 20, 2022 06:14 PM (bs+z0)

66 I can't say *why* an armored spider monkey getting gunned down in a drug war grabs my attention, but I know *that* it does. I feel for the monkey. He's just a pawn in the game of life.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 20, 2022 06:12 PM (IXpV7)

----------

Poor little guy. The article links to a video of a Bengal tiger roaming a street in a Mexican village. Poor thing is declawed and defanged. Some mope comes up to it, throws a rope around its neck and leads it away. Damned cartels and their fixation on exotic animals.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 20, 2022 06:15 PM (ptqGC)

67 Soros is an evil cancer and he can't disappear soon enough.

Credit where due; Glen Beck talked about this guy earlier than just about anyone I ever heard on radio or cable.

Posted by: Here We Go Again at June 20, 2022 06:16 PM (YW+Pi)

68 I mean... you're just being a monkey, and some guys come along with bananas and Polar beer, and they want you to come along, so you figure "sure, why not? They even have monkey-sized bulletproof vests. Everything should be just fine."

Then it all goes sideways.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 20, 2022 06:16 PM (IXpV7)

69 She played Cassandra Cooper Ingalls whoever that is on little house. She was also some Jessup character on 30 rock. She actually had a pretty long career.

Posted by: banana Dream at June 20, 2022 06:16 PM (0fVbu)

70 Even when the nazi collaborating piece of shit Soros dies, his influence will still be around. He has groomed his kids in the family business.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 20, 2022 06:16 PM (3vQN0)

71 63 I better accelerate my plans to move to Texas while they're still letting US citizens in!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 20, 2022 06:14 PM (hOUT3)

Me too.. I'm a legacy Texan.. My Great Grandfather was a cattle driver of fame.. Drove the largest herd ever on the Chisolm trail

Posted by: It's me donna at June 20, 2022 06:16 PM (bs+z0)

72 I looked her up on Google images. It wasn't gender discrimination, it was fugly discrimination.

Posted by: Jimco Industries at June 20, 2022 06:16 PM (8/S3o)

73 9 Grifter. Wasn't she on Little House on the Prairie?
Posted by: Infidel at June 20, 2022 06:02 PM (IcyNP)

The resemblance is there. You're thinking of Merlin Olsen.

Posted by: Rusty Staube at June 20, 2022 06:17 PM (vN+oL)

74 My fall back is Sloth, though.
Posted by: Jane D'oh

I am available as an accredited Sloth Counselor, for a quite modest fee, should you need assistance!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 20, 2022 06:17 PM (hOUT3)

75 Wasn't she on Fox Business? She always came across as conservative.

She also talked about her backstage mother taking the money she earned as a child actress.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 20, 2022 06:18 PM (ptqGC)

76 74 My fall back is Sloth, though.
Posted by: Jane D'oh

I like gluttony... ...

Posted by: It's me donna at June 20, 2022 06:18 PM (bs+z0)

77 They gave $15MM to this broad and she isn't even one of the hotties. Crazy. GTFO.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at June 20, 2022 06:18 PM (0ocXn)

78 Fox News.

They're great because of Tucker and Gutfeld.

Nope. The Lincoln Project of media.


#LIB.

Posted by: Golfman at June 20, 2022 06:18 PM (hOMhY)

79 I am available as an accredited Sloth Counselor, for a quite modest fee, should you need assistance!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 20, 2022 06:17 PM (hOUT3)

You're hired! I'll pay you in steamed blue crabs.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 20, 2022 06:19 PM (ptqGC)

80 68 I mean... you're just being a monkey, and some guys come along with bananas and Polar beer, and they want you to come along, so you figure "sure, why not? They even have monkey-sized bulletproof vests. Everything should be just fine."

Then it all goes sideways.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 20, 2022 06:16 PM (IXpV7)

Okay, you have my attention. Wont you finish the story of the sicario monkey? How did he become the cartels most feared hitman?

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 20, 2022 06:19 PM (NOYGJ)

81 >>> I can't say *why* an armored spider monkey getting gunned down in a drug war grabs my attention, but I know *that* it does. I feel for the monkey. He's just a pawn in the game of life.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 20, 2022 06:12 PM (IXpV7)



Mongo understands

Posted by: Mongo at June 20, 2022 06:19 PM (0fVbu)

82 66 I can't say *why* an armored spider monkey getting gunned down in a drug war grabs my attention, but I know *that* it does. I feel for the monkey. He's just a pawn in the game of life.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 20, 2022 06:12 PM (IXpV7)

----------

Poor little guy. The article links to a video of a Bengal tiger roaming a street in a Mexican village. Poor thing is declawed and defanged. Some mope comes up to it, throws a rope around its neck and leads it away. Damned cartels and their fixation on exotic animals.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 20, 2022 06:15 PM (ptqGC)


Aren't some hippos still lumbering around in fields near Pablo Escobar's old compound?

Posted by: monday, monday at June 20, 2022 06:19 PM (AMIL/)

83 75 Wasn't she on Fox Business? She always came across as conservative.


—-

Cane across? She, like all talking heads on cable, is an actress. He role was conservative blonde. Until he got a new role. See also Megyn Kelly.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 20, 2022 06:19 PM (3vQN0)

84 "Yeah, we pay the broads less."

Sure, that happened. You betcha.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 20, 2022 06:20 PM (u73oe)

85 Aren't some hippos still lumbering around in fields near Pablo Escobar's old compound?

Posted by: monday, monday at June 20, 2022 06:19 PM (AMIL/)

Those things will straight up kill you for looking at them sideways.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 20, 2022 06:20 PM (ptqGC)

86 Isn't there ANY hill FNC will die on?

Posted by: torabora, now identified as Melissa Francis at June 20, 2022 06:20 PM (Y274z)

87 Fox has $15 mill less, and also set a precedent for other women to drain their finances.

Good and hard "We did it!" crew. Good and hard.

Posted by: Bete at June 20, 2022 06:20 PM (F9322)

88 Beck pieced this whole clownshow together about 12 years ago.

He just cant stay sane or off the drugs and booze.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 20, 2022 06:20 PM (89T5c)

89 I can't say *why* an armored spider monkey getting gunned down in a drug war grabs my attention, but I know *that* it does. I feel for the monkey. He's just a pawn in the game of life.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 20, 2022 06:12 PM (IXpV7)

Monkey snipers feels kind of end-of-worldy.

Posted by: DaisyB at June 20, 2022 06:21 PM (Hswbs)

90 I heard the price of hotdogs are going down again. Things are looking up now.

Posted by: dartist at June 20, 2022 06:21 PM (+ya+t)

91 You're hired! I'll pay you in steamed blue crabs.
Posted by: Jane D'oh

My corporate lawyers will be faxing a contract to you tomorrow, for some reason they took today off!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 20, 2022 06:21 PM (hOUT3)

92 hiya

Posted by: JT at June 20, 2022 06:21 PM (arJlL)

93 I nominate Ben Had for president of the Free State of Texas.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 20, 2022 06:21 PM (ptqGC)

94 I henceforth proclaim all employees shall.be fired during Wrath Month!
Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid


Then, when we realize our business model requires employees, we will hire them all back during Greed Month!

Except the executive assistants, the CEO always wants them hired during Lust Month.

Posted by: mikeski writes his material during Sloth Month at June 20, 2022 06:21 PM (P1f+c)

95 Don't fall in love cause if you do she won't love you. She's one in a $15 million giorls.

Posted by: Eromero at June 20, 2022 06:21 PM (0OP+5)

96 REAKING NOW: Texas Republicans push for a referendum to vote on the state SECEDING FROM THE UNITED STATES in 2023 at meeting that declared Biden's win illegitimate...
Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 20, 2022 06:12 PM (ptqGC)


There's something to it. Houston paper's already running a "why this can't happen" article. MSN and Yahoo are publishing it.

Posted by: Here We Go Again at June 20, 2022 06:22 PM (YW+Pi)

97 You just know that monkey's last thought was "This vest isn't bulletproof! Lying m-f-er!"

Posted by: PabloD says start up the rotors at June 20, 2022 06:22 PM (rbh9X)

98 Fox has $15 mill less, and also set a precedent for other women to drain their finances.

Posted by: Bete at June 20, 2022 06:20 PM (F9322)

In Fox' defense, it wasn't sexual harassment.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at June 20, 2022 06:22 PM (nByzo)

99 >>> 50 Heads up, Texas morons:

@ChuckCallesto

BREAKING NOW: Texas Republicans push for a referendum to vote on the state SECEDING FROM THE UNITED STATES in 2023 at meeting that declared Biden's win illegitimate...
Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 20, 2022 06:12 PM (ptqGC)

Grave Threat to Our Democracy! Insurrection!!

REEEEEEEEE!!!

Posted by: MSDNCBSXiNNABCFauxWTFBBQ at June 20, 2022 06:22 PM (llON8)

100 No wiki says she was the "inspiration" for the Jessup character then immediately denies it in the next sentence.

Posted by: Mongo at June 20, 2022 06:23 PM (0fVbu)

101 Tucker is ratings gold.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 20, 2022 06:10 PM (ptqGC)

'-------‐

Ratings, yes!! But revenue is not what it should be due to all the advertiser boycotts. He should have major car companies, etc. I believe he has good audience demographics. Woke CEOs

Posted by: JM in Florida at June 20, 2022 06:23 PM (b7IAq)

102 >>> 56
I can't say *why* an armored spider monkey getting gunned down in a drug war grabs my attention, but I know *that* it does. I feel for the monkey. He's just a pawn in the game of life.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 20, 2022 06:12 PM (IXpV7)

Mongo not a monkey!

Posted by: Mongo at June 20, 2022 06:23 PM (llON8)

103 If Texas seceedes Austin needs to be given to Mexico. It can be like Berlin was.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 20, 2022 06:24 PM (3vQN0)

104 And I guess it pays to get in good with Sugar Daddy Soros.

C'mere, you sweet sexy thing.

Posted by: A garrote at June 20, 2022 06:24 PM (F0YaR)

105 Even when the nazi collaborating piece of shit Soros dies, his influence will still be around. He has groomed his kids in the family business.
Posted by: Joe XiDen

And others - my gay, entitled, Smith College grad cousin works for one of his non-profits. A nasty piece of work she is.

Screwed over all her cousins and sibs in an inheritance. Also, at the funeral of our Aunt, eulogized "Born a democrat, lived a democrat, and died a democrat."

Nice Cuz.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 20, 2022 06:24 PM (Msys3)

106 90 I heard the price of hotdogs are going down again. Things are looking up now.
Posted by: dartist at June 20, 2022 06:21 PM (+ya+t)

Still 23 dollars, same as in town

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 20, 2022 06:24 PM (mShwQ)

107 Woke CEOs.

This should never be forgotten, the next time the usual suspects start arguing about "corporate rights". As if corporations simply engage in a pure pursuit of profit.

Posted by: Here We Go Again at June 20, 2022 06:24 PM (YW+Pi)

108 So if Mrs VIA were born at Ft Hood, I can claim right of return as a spouse?

Asking for a.......Me!!!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 20, 2022 06:25 PM (1n+EO)

109 You know who really hates Soros? Putin.

Putin knows who has been providing much of the funding for the color revolutions in places like Georgia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.

That's a big reason he escapes criticism from the media. When you are in business with the intel community you tend to get special treatment. Ask Chuck Schumer.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 20, 2022 06:25 PM (ZLI7S)

110
Ratings, yes!! But revenue is not what it should be due to all the advertiser boycotts. He should have major car companies, etc. I believe he has good audience demographics. Woke CEOs
Posted by: JM in Florida at June 20, 2022 06:23 PM (b7IAq)

Are his ads like what Rush used to have? Gold dealers and magic pills that cure every disease.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 20, 2022 06:25 PM (3vQN0)

111 How does Francis even know what her colleagues are being paid?

Posted by: torabora, now identified as Melissa Francis at June 20, 2022 06:26 PM (Y274z)

112 That amount is insane. Melissa Francis was NOT worth that.
Outnumbered is soooo much better with Kayleigh McEnany, Emily Campagno and Harris Faulkner. They don't hold back when it comes to Biden, the Democrats or Soros.

Posted by: redridinghood at June 20, 2022 06:26 PM (NpAcC)

113 97 You just know that monkey's last thought was "This vest isn't bulletproof! Lying m-f-er!"
Posted by: PabloD says start up the rotors at June 20, 2022 06:22 PM (rbh9X)
Gubshow loophole monkey wear.

Posted by: Eromero at June 20, 2022 06:26 PM (0OP+5)

114 I saw Armored Spider Monkey open for Tygers of Pan Tang at Wembley in '86.

Posted by: mikeski at June 20, 2022 06:26 PM (P1f+c)

115 I made an appointment with a Sloth Counselor once, but I was too tired to go.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at June 20, 2022 06:26 PM (sWM8x)

116 They gave $15MM to this broad and she isn't even one of the hotties. Crazy. GTFO.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at June 20, 2022 06:18 PM (0ocXn)

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But her field was Finance.

Posted by: JM in Florida at June 20, 2022 06:26 PM (b7IAq)

117 The money is ridiculous and unnecessary Everyone of these news readers can be replaced by any one of the hundreds of local news readers.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 20, 2022 06:26 PM (6jFs+)

118 >>> 103 If Texas seceedes Austin needs to be given to Mexico. It can be like Berlin was.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 20, 2022 06:24 PM (3vQN0)

If this actually happens, and I'm not holding my breath, I say we keep the territory and eject the leftists using trebuchets.

Also we re-claim the 1836 (?) boundaries.

Posted by: Helena Hnadbasket at June 20, 2022 06:27 PM (llON8)

119 68 I mean... you're just being a monkey, and some guys come along with bananas and Polar beer, and they want you to come along, so you figure "sure, why not? They even have monkey-sized bulletproof vests. Everything should be just fine."

Then it all goes sideways.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 20, 2022 06:16 PM (IXpV7)


The impact of a 9mm or bigger hitting that monkey's "bulletproof" vest would likely collapse the monkey's chest or abdomen even if it didn't penetrate the vest!

Posted by: monday, monday at June 20, 2022 06:27 PM (AMIL/)

120 Maybe...just maybe...the $15 million is a payoff for her putting out for her bosses.

Posted by: torabora, now identified as Melissa Francis at June 20, 2022 06:27 PM (Y274z)

121 If Texas secedes, I would seriously consider leaving Seattle.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 20, 2022 06:28 PM (bd6Zt)

122 >>> 121 If Texas secedes, I would seriously consider leaving Seattle.
Posted by: nurse ratched at June 20, 2022 06:28 PM (bd6Zt)

I saw that!!

Posted by: Helena Hnadbasket at June 20, 2022 06:28 PM (llON8)

123 Wasn't she on Fox Business? She always came across as conservative.

She also talked about her backstage mother taking the money she earned as a child actress.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 20, 2022 06:18 PM (ptqGC)

Yes, she seemed sane. Just goes to show, there really are two types of broads: crazy and morons.

Posted by: LASue, occasional thought leader at June 20, 2022 06:28 PM (Ed8Zd)

124 Texas has no right to secede.
- Hawaiian judge

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 20, 2022 06:29 PM (3vQN0)

125 I nominate Ben Had for president of the Free State of Texas.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 20, 2022 06:21 PM (ptqGC)


I know a few people in TX -- I can fake a residence there.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 20, 2022 06:29 PM (F0YaR)

126 I put out for my boss and nobody paid me $15 MILLION DOLLARS.

Posted by: Kamela Harris at June 20, 2022 06:29 PM (Y274z)

127 "The impact of a 9mm or bigger hitting that monkey's "bulletproof" vest would likely collapse the monkey's chest or abdomen even if it didn't penetrate the vest!"

Blow a lung right out!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 20, 2022 06:29 PM (1n+EO)

128

Texas will be em-peached immediately !!

As soon as my husband is realized from rehab.


--Nanchy Pelochy

Posted by: runner at June 20, 2022 06:30 PM (V13WU)

129 because

Posted by: Helena Handbasket, fixing slydexic nic at June 20, 2022 06:30 PM (llON8)

130 Bipolar or bisexual...I can't decide that either.

Posted by: Kamela Harris at June 20, 2022 06:30 PM (Y274z)

131 *released
lolz

Posted by: runner at June 20, 2022 06:30 PM (V13WU)

132 Fox News? Are they still a thing?
Posted by: Tonypete at June 20, 2022 06:05 PM (Msys3)

Ummmmmmm...No.

The only people who watch Fox News are bored, lonely old farts passing the time until the bell tolls.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 20, 2022 06:30 PM (R/m4+)

133 If TX declares independence scotus will rule that it has no standing.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 20, 2022 06:30 PM (3vQN0)

134 133 If TX declares independence scotus will rule that it has no standing.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 20, 2022 06:30 PM (3vQN0)

Then Texas can rule that the SCOTUS has no standing

Posted by: It's me donna at June 20, 2022 06:31 PM (bs+z0)

135 Ratings, yes!! But revenue is not what it should be due to all the advertiser boycotts. He should have major car companies, etc. I believe he has good audience demographics. Woke CEOs
Posted by: JM in Florida at June 20, 2022 06:23
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Do you have link to his revenue numbers? I've never seen them. I'd also assume that his ratings add to the overall ad rates for the network outside of his show. Agencies buying dayparts rather than just shows. You can get a lower rate that way.

Posted by: olddog in mo at June 20, 2022 06:31 PM (ju2Fy)

136 Texas one of the few states that could secede without a lot of issues.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 20, 2022 06:32 PM (6jFs+)

137 >>> 134 133 If TX declares independence scotus will rule that it has no standing.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 20, 2022 06:30 PM (3vQN0)

Then Texas can rule that the SCOTUS has no standing
Posted by: It's me donna at June 20, 2022 06:31 PM (bs+z0)

TX can tell SCOTUS to kiss its ass.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 20, 2022 06:32 PM (llON8)

138 Such BS, Fox you idiots

Posted by: Gonzotx at June 20, 2022 06:32 PM (miJOG)

139
Are his ads like what Rush used to have? Gold dealers and magic pills that cure every disease.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 20, 2022 06:25 PM (3vQN0)

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Can't recall any advertisers just now. I think the,y are more regional or local advertisers. And as G-d is my witness, I saw an ad for " Flippity Fish" some kind of novelty (IIRC)

Posted by: JM in Florida at June 20, 2022 06:32 PM (UyIta)

140 Texas came into the Union as a Republic. It can leave the same way, and this time make it stick.

Posted by: Eromero at June 20, 2022 06:32 PM (0OP+5)

141 You really should know it's empeach empeach empeach.

Posted by: Maxine Waters at June 20, 2022 06:32 PM (Y274z)

142 "...Fox is staffed by woke liberals..." and I for one hope they pay till they go broke!

Posted by: Gmac - WTF did you think was going to happen? at June 20, 2022 06:33 PM (qZdIZ)

143 Melissa Frances was on cnbc before Fox. Actors who get new roles.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 20, 2022 06:33 PM (3vQN0)

144 Nancy Kolachsky

Posted by: dartist at June 20, 2022 06:34 PM (+ya+t)

145 What's the last thing that goes through the mind of a monkey with a bulletproof vest?

A narco's 9mm!

Posted by: I'm here all week, tip the veal at June 20, 2022 06:34 PM (gYDh0)

146 There are families with dead kids killed by drunk drivers that don't get 15M judgements. But being useless bimbo getting paid slightly less to read a teleprompter than some dude is somehow worth 15M, I guess.

Posted by: Match Checksout at June 20, 2022 06:35 PM (dYe5S)

147 What's the last thing that goes through the mind of a monkey with a bulletproof vest?


I should be typing Shakespeare right now.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 20, 2022 06:36 PM (6jFs+)

148 >>> 146 There are families with dead kids killed by drunk drivers that don't get 15M judgements. But being useless bimbo getting paid slightly less to read a teleprompter than some dude is somehow worth 15M, I guess.
Posted by: Match Checksout at June 20, 2022 06:35 PM (dYe5S)

I'm SMAHHHHRT and I want respect!

Posted by: Useless Bimbo, teewee star at June 20, 2022 06:36 PM (llON8)

149 Most if not all 57 states could probably do OK as independent countries. Its not like a state seceeding would be North Kore cut off from yhe world. They would still trade with the US.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 20, 2022 06:36 PM (3vQN0)

150 The execs probably sent her a message over the coms during newt's interview to say what she did then left her hanging.

Posted by: banana Dream at June 20, 2022 06:37 PM (0fVbu)

151 I kinda don't care much about these people.

So, next time a woman, minority, gay person, transpersyn is let go, $$$ for them if they play things right.

Posted by: chique l'African ViQueen of Greenland, the Merciless, open to talks with the Great MAGA King at June 20, 2022 06:37 PM (rF64X)

152 Melissa Frances was on cnbc before Fox. Actors who get new roles.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 20, 2022 06:33 PM (3vQN0)
*******
So was Trump supporter Maria Bartiromo. She's not faking it. Melissa on the other hand was very wishy washy

Posted by: redridinghood at June 20, 2022 06:38 PM (NpAcC)

153 Do you have link to his revenue numbers? I've never seen them. I'd also assume that his ratings add to the overall ad rates for the network outside of his show. Agencies buying dayparts rather than just shows. You can get a lower rate that way.

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No, I have no revenue data. You have a good point about Tucker contributing to the whole network. Still, when look at his advertisers and compare them with, say, Maria Bartiromo's, it makes me wonder about Tucker's $ value at Fox

Posted by: JM in Florida at June 20, 2022 06:38 PM (UyIta)

154 Run a woke company, get woke employees who torture you over woke issues.

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at June 20, 2022 06:38 PM (CwR2D)

155 Most if not all 57 states could probably do OK as independent countries. Its not like a state seceeding would be North Kore cut off from yhe world. They would still trade with the US.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 20, 2022 06:36 PM (3vQN0)

You do know that most states rely on other states for many things including water , power , ports , etc in addition to the Feds owning a lot of the land.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 20, 2022 06:39 PM (6jFs+)

156 it was somehow wrong of Newt Gingrich to point out that George Soros was funding a lot of very hard-left, pro-criminal district attorney across the US. The media and the left (but I repeat myself) insist on claiming that this is a "conspiracy theory," as the Washington Post does here--but they never explain how it's a conspiracy theory.
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The Kochs can do everything with Dark Money is the only conspiracy theory that is allowed.

Here, "everything" includes things like "theocracy" and other conservative things that the libertarian-leaning brothers don't want to do, but do anyway with Dark Money.

Posted by: Ultra-Woke at June 20, 2022 06:39 PM (krQz2)

157 How do you know Bartiromo is sincere? Thats my point. They get paid to play a role. Her role is fierce Trumper.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 20, 2022 06:39 PM (3vQN0)

158 The longer life runs on, the more clear it is to anyone who will see that the only one fit to consort with in business is straight, white, Christian males.

You ignore reality at your own peril.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 20, 2022 06:40 PM (eh1Wg)

159 CBS still banging that Jan 6 chicken.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 20, 2022 06:40 PM (08ncd)

160 Just saw she was in Something About Amelia.

Growing up Gen X was fun!

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at June 20, 2022 06:40 PM (swzz2)

161 >>> 154 Run a woke company, get woke employees who torture you over woke issues.
Posted by: insurgens ad opus at June 20, 2022 06:38 PM (CwR2D)

Several years ago a cow-orker asked about "income equality" in one of the all company meetings. Somehow I and other "in-ees" did not receive a 30% raise the next day.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 20, 2022 06:41 PM (llON8)

162
Nice to see that "A and B, but mostly B" is still a thing here.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 20, 2022 06:41 PM (GUagA)

163 I'm not being paid as much as Tucker Carlson, because Tucker Carlson's a man!

Posted by: Some Moistened Bint From a Forgettable Mid-day Show at June 20, 2022 06:42 PM (krQz2)

164 Has it been mentioned that Melissa Francis is a math person?

It has to be true because she said so

That and she had a thing with Mr edwards until half pint found out

Posted by: Y5 at June 20, 2022 06:42 PM (yQY8F)

165 You do know that most states rely on other states for many things including water , power , ports , etc in addition to the Feds owning a lot of the land.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 20, 2022 06:39 PM (6jFs+)

Yeah and they pay for it via federal taxes. They could buy power, water etc with the money that they would otherwise not send to DC.

If Belgium can exist as a country hell any US state can.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 20, 2022 06:42 PM (3vQN0)

166 How do you know Bartiromo is sincere? Thats my point. They get paid to play a role. Her role is fierce Trumper.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 20, 2022 06:39 PM (3vQN0)
*******
She's friends with Trump as is Judge Jeanine. They're not acting.

Posted by: redridinghood at June 20, 2022 06:43 PM (NpAcC)

167 If Texas does manage to secede in 2023, then that means there's a few dozen less electoral votes for 2024 available for team Red. That makes it even easier for the Democrats to steal the next Presidential election. Also, the Texas reps and Senators will be expelled from Congress. So while it might be good for Texas, it'll suck for the rest of us.

Unless other states try to do the same and cause a complete breakdown of federal power....GO TEXAS!

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at June 20, 2022 06:43 PM (K5n5d)

168 I like her, but she has a shark mouth.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 20, 2022 06:44 PM (u73oe)

169 CBS News: Reparations! In Illinois!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 20, 2022 06:44 PM (08ncd)

170 >>> 155
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You do know that most states rely on other states for many things including water , power , ports , etc in addition to the Feds owning a lot of the land.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 20, 2022 06:39 PM (6jFs+)

A real dissolution of the US would be ugly for some time. However, *if* it started, it would open up possibilities that previously would never have been considered.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 20, 2022 06:44 PM (llON8)

171 Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at June 20, 2022 06:43 PM (K5n5d)

Could you please share that with all your liberal colleagues.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 20, 2022 06:45 PM (6jFs+)

172 Are his ads like what Rush used to have? Gold dealers and magic pills that cure every disease.

Sorry, Rush's sponsors were never of that lowly genre. You must not have listen to his show much.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at June 20, 2022 06:45 PM (Xrfse)

173 Soros's woke budget is going to have to get a lot bigger to pay for his minions.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 20, 2022 06:45 PM (fCBcM)

174 Also, at the funeral of our Aunt, eulogized "Born a democrat, lived a democrat, and died a democrat."

Posted by: Tonypete at June 20, 2022 06:24 PM (Msys3)

"still votes Democrat"

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 20, 2022 06:46 PM (kf6Ak)

175 Baritomo does not need the $, her husband is worth a few billion and is maybe the biggest advertiser fox business has

Posted by: Y5 at June 20, 2022 06:46 PM (yQY8F)

176 >>> 173 Soros's woke budget is going to have to get a lot bigger to pay for his minions.
Posted by: Ben Had at June 20, 2022 06:45 PM (fCBcM)

Meh, feralgov will just print more money.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 20, 2022 06:46 PM (llON8)

177 165 You do know that most states rely on other states for many things including water , power , ports , etc in addition to the Feds owning a lot of the land.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 20, 2022 06:39 PM (6jFs+)

Yeah and they pay for it via federal taxes. They could buy power, water etc with the money that they would otherwise not send to DC.

If Belgium can exist as a country hell any US state can.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 20, 2022 06:42 PM (3vQN0)

The states would go to war with each other. States dicking each other in escalating fashion was why the Articles of Confederation got replaced with the Constitution.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at June 20, 2022 06:46 PM (b2nrj)

178 Texas has no right to secede.
- Hawaiian judge

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 20, 2022 06:29 PM (3vQN0)
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Because kicking their asses in a war solved a *question*.
-- Might makes Right Constitutional Club.

Posted by: Axeman at June 20, 2022 06:46 PM (krQz2)

179 Could you please share that with all your liberal colleagues.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 20, 2022 06:45 PM (6jFs+)
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A history professor friend of mine is already all in on expelling Texas from the union. She hates Texas and Texans. Which is why I enjoyed telling her about my trip to TXMOME last year...just to rub it in that Texas and Texans are awesome...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at June 20, 2022 06:46 PM (K5n5d)

180 The only people who watch Fox News are bored, lonely old farts passing the time until the bell tolls.

Get off my lawn sonny.

Posted by: jewells45 at June 20, 2022 06:46 PM (nxdel)

181 174 Also, at the funeral of our Aunt, eulogized "Born a democrat, lived a democrat, and died a democrat."

Posted by: Tonypete at June 20, 2022 06:24 PM (Msys3)

"still votes Democrat"
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 20, 2022 06:46 PM (kf6Ak)

'Never had an original thought in her life.'

Apologies, TP, but that is a fucking horrible epitaph.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 20, 2022 06:47 PM (08ncd)

182 Shouldn't Melissa Francis haev included her pronouns in her complaint? How will the court know how to refer to her? Any serious complaint includes pronouns, and a complaint like this one deserves $15 million dollar pronouns.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at June 20, 2022 06:47 PM (JdUNy)

183

All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 20, 2022 06:47 PM (63Dwl)

184 Get off my lawn sonny.
Posted by: jewells45 at June 20, 2022 06:46 PM (nxdel

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Fist bump.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 20, 2022 06:48 PM (u73oe)

185 >>> Soros's woke budget is going to have to get a lot bigger to pay for his minions.
Posted by: Ben Had at June 20, 2022 06:45 PM (fCBcM)


He doesn't pay much. When you see what people roll over for you'll be surprised. There's probably a good bit of evil dealing going on under the table but the publicly visible amounts are pretty small.

Posted by: banana Dream at June 20, 2022 06:48 PM (0fVbu)

186 >>Secretive Soros funded group works behind the scenes with Biden admin on policy, documents show

https://tinyurl.com/5d57w7h5

Soros is also a big player with the World Economic Forum. Victor Orban, President of Hungary, claims Soros is the driving force behind the war in Ukraine.

Soros was also a big funder of the McCain Institute and helped fund much of the effort to take down Trump.

It's not a conspiracy theory. It's a conspiracy.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 20, 2022 06:48 PM (ZLI7S)

187
A history professor friend of mine is already all in on expelling Texas from the union



Ask her if there is any way I can get her to do that for my state?

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 20, 2022 06:49 PM (3vQN0)

188 Why does Belgium exist?

https://tinyurl.com/ywae4zfp

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos (meh, it's a living) at June 20, 2022 06:49 PM (3DZIZ)

189 How do you know Bartiromo is sincere? Thats my point. They get paid to play a role. Her role is fierce Trumper.

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That's what I like about this place: not playing a role. There are only a few others I can think of

Posted by: JM in Florida at June 20, 2022 06:49 PM (pH3In)

190 Most if not all 57 states could probably do OK as independent countries. Its not like a state seceeding would be North Kore cut off from yhe world. They would still trade with the US.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 20, 2022 06:36 PM


Well most of the New England states don't have squat to trade so they would be SOL.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at June 20, 2022 06:49 PM (bVYXr)

191 The fed's own less land in Texas than any other state.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 20, 2022 06:50 PM (fCBcM)

192 Soros was also a big funder of the McCain Institute and helped fund much of the effort to take down Trump.

It's not a conspiracy theory. It's a conspiracy.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 20, 2022 06:48 PM (ZLI7S)
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It's funny because they keep on insisting that Jan-6 was a conspiracy to parade in an unruly fashion, and thus tip over "democracy".

Posted by: Axeman at June 20, 2022 06:50 PM (krQz2)

193 >>> All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 20, 2022 06:47 PM (63Dwl)

All the world's indeed a stage
And we are merely players
Performers and portrayers
Each another's audience
Outside the gilded cage

Posted by: banana Dream at June 20, 2022 06:50 PM (0fVbu)

194 >>> 190 Most if not all 57 states could probably do OK as independent countries. Its not like a state seceeding would be North Kore cut off from yhe world. They would still trade with the US.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 20, 2022 06:36 PM


Well most of the New England states don't have squat to trade so they would be SOL.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at June 20, 2022 06:49 PM (bVYXr)

They could form a smaller country and sell... lobster? Stephen King books??

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 20, 2022 06:51 PM (llON8)

195 Hell, Texas could scrap all the federal regulations and drill the fuck out of everything. Oil is a valuable trade commodity. Add in refining capacity. Warm Water sea ports to move goods internationally.

A giant Galt's Gulch.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 20, 2022 06:51 PM (08ncd)

196 191 The fed's own less land in Texas than any other state.
Posted by: Ben Had at June 20, 2022 06:50 PM (fCBcM)

Well Texas was briefly an independent entity that joined the US. Other states were gotten by war or purchase by the federal government, so the origin point is the federal government owning a lot of land in them.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at June 20, 2022 06:51 PM (b2nrj)

197 the left is completely ridiculous, busy today trying and failing to understand why Merrick Garland won't indict Donald Trump for something, anything.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at June 20, 2022 06:51 PM (JdUNy)

198 They could form a smaller country and sell... lobster? Stephen King books??
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 20, 2022 06:51 PM (llON

Shitty RINO senators.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 20, 2022 06:51 PM (08ncd)

199
Well most of the New England states don't have squat to trade so they would be SOL.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at June 20, 2022 06:49 PM (bVYXr)



How dare you?
- Maine Lobster

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 20, 2022 06:51 PM (3vQN0)

200
g'early evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 20, 2022 06:52 PM (ENBF0)

201 Well most of the New England states don't have squat to trade so they would be SOL.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at June 20, 2022 06:49 PM (bVYXr)

They could form a smaller country and sell... lobster? Stephen King books??

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 20, 2022 06:51 PM


Hand made quilts from New Hampshire and Vermont? Oh and they would corner the maple syrup market, so they do have that going for them.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at June 20, 2022 06:52 PM (bVYXr)

202 If her job was to be famous...

Take the $15 million and retire in anonymity.

Posted by: t-bird at June 20, 2022 06:52 PM (D6lWx)

203 >>It's funny because they keep on insisting that Jan-6 was a conspiracy to parade in an unruly fashion, and thus tip over "democracy".

If you want to know what leftists are guilty of watch what they blame others of doing.

Biggest racists in the country are leftists so naturally they blame us of racism. It's like this on every single issue.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 20, 2022 06:53 PM (ZLI7S)

204 When you were earning what she was 15m is not that much

Posted by: Y5 at June 20, 2022 06:54 PM (yQY8F)

205 "It's not a conspiracy theory. It's a conspiracy.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 20, 2022 06:48 PM (ZLI7S) "

'zackley, nothing theoretical about it; cold, hard fact.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - ultra maga ftw ! at June 20, 2022 06:54 PM (H4bsh)

206 'lateral ableism'. That's a new one on me.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 20, 2022 06:55 PM (08ncd)

207 >>>If you want to know what leftists are guilty of watch what they blame others of doing.
=============
An excellent rule of thumb.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at June 20, 2022 06:55 PM (JdUNy)

208 Maine has tons of forest that they could exploit if all the epa regs were done away with. Tourism would still be there. And Im kinda sure they would no longer import Somalis if they had a say in it as an independent state.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 20, 2022 06:55 PM (3vQN0)

209 Also, at the funeral of our Aunt, eulogized "Born a democrat, lived a democrat, and died a democrat."

Posted by: Tonypete at June 20, 2022 06:24 PM (Msys3)

"still votes Democrat"
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 20, 2022 06:46 PM (kf6Ak)
*******
The alternative:
Born a Republican, lived a republican, died a republican.
Now votes Democrat

Posted by: redridinghood at June 20, 2022 06:55 PM (NpAcC)

210 Melissa Francis has a big mouth.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at June 20, 2022 06:56 PM (ufFY8)

211 Also bomb all germ labs everywhere and then fuck up the cartels.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at June 20, 2022 06:56 PM (1nyO4)

212 "88 Beck pieced this whole clownshow together about 12 years ago.
He just cant stay sane or off the drugs and booze.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 20, 2022 06:20 PM (89T5c) "

put it like that, who the hell could blame him ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - ultra maga ftw ! at June 20, 2022 06:56 PM (H4bsh)

213 15 Million will buy you a lot of crack and a lot of crack.

Posted by: Hunter Biden at June 20, 2022 06:56 PM (Kskoe)

214 Well most of the New England states don't have squat to trade so they would be SOL.

Our own Muad'dib could be the Sultan of the League of Maple Syrup Nations.

Posted by: t-bird at June 20, 2022 06:56 PM (D6lWx)

215 I never got paid less than anybody in my profession as long as I could produce the results.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 20, 2022 06:56 PM (fCBcM)

216 Right, in other news, Israel's current government collapses, new elections are called. also from Netanyahu " We're preparing for elections, but may form government without it." Bring Bibi back !

Posted by: runner at June 20, 2022 06:56 PM (V13WU)

217 DC's Summer Kwanzaa Festival went off without any problems at all. Well, a bit of gun fire, brawling, and a small, wee, riot. Nothing to see here, folks!

https://tinyurl.com/3be956xm

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 20, 2022 06:57 PM (sAmhv)

218 "She alleged that women at Fox get less than men at Fox, which seems like an apples and orange comparison because no women at Fox come close to being major profit centers for the network apart from Laura Ingraham."

Define "woman". See, this is a new age. Gender has no meaning, ergo, no civil suit for gender discrimination.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel Remembers Babbitt and Perna at June 20, 2022 06:57 PM (aXxgO)

219 214 Well most of the New England states don't have squat to trade so they would be SOL.

Our own Muad'dib could be the Sultan of the League of Maple Syrup Nations.
Posted by: t-bird at June 20, 2022 06:56 PM (D6lWx)

Too bad we do not live in a John Ringo novel.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 20, 2022 06:57 PM (08ncd)

220 If democracy can be toppled by the circus on J/6, then it aint worth keeping

I think our Republic is a lil more resiliant than that

Posted by: REDACTED at June 20, 2022 06:57 PM (us2H3)

221 Fuck bibi

Posted by: Y5 at June 20, 2022 06:57 PM (yQY8F)

222 >> Beck pieced this whole clownshow together about 12 years ago.
He just cant stay sane or off the drugs and booze.


It's all in the book of Grape Nehi.

You just need the proper stones by which to see this stuff.

Posted by: garrett at June 20, 2022 06:57 PM (Kskoe)

223 Lefties have more projection than a convention of bulimic super models at an all you can eat buffet .

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 20, 2022 06:57 PM (6jFs+)

224 I'm still reeling at the thought of a Tesla software UI "engineer" in charge of naming conventions being laid off.

Posted by: Marcus Gravey at June 20, 2022 06:58 PM (kNgCR)

225 One good thing is that fool Lapid will not be PM.

Posted by: runner at June 20, 2022 06:58 PM (V13WU)

226 >>Well most of the New England states don't have squat to trade so they would be SOL.

Not really all that much seafood to catch in Iowa.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 20, 2022 06:58 PM (ZLI7S)

227 When Brendan Byrne died (former New Jersey governor), his son recited his fathers favorite joke at the memorial service. It went, "When I die, I want to be buried in Union County so I can stay active in politics".

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at June 20, 2022 06:59 PM (JdUNy)

228 'lateral ableism'. That's a new one on me.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 20, 2022 06:55 PM (08ncd)
---
Some teams are able to pull off a lateral, some are not.

It makes football games unfair.

Posted by: Axeman at June 20, 2022 06:59 PM (krQz2)

229 "That's how the world works," Brandi said, according to Francis. "Women make less. It's just a fact."

Yeah, pretty sure that was never said.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel Remembers Babbitt and Perna at June 20, 2022 06:59 PM (aXxgO)

230 >> I'm still reeling at the thought of a Tesla software UI "engineer" in charge of naming conventions being laid off.


'On Monday, I want you to fire everyone with green hair.'

'On Tuesday, I want you to fire everyone with purple hair.'

...

Posted by: Elon at June 20, 2022 06:59 PM (Kskoe)

231 >>> 223 Lefties have more projection than a convention of bulimic super models at an all you can eat buffet .
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 20, 2022 06:57 PM (6jFs+)

Bulimia is so '97, Heather!

Posted by: Heather at June 20, 2022 06:59 PM (llON8)

232 @188

>>Why does Belgium exist?

Because it's full of Flemish and Walloons, and ain't nobody want no Flemish or Walloons.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 20, 2022 07:00 PM (QS60H)

233 Alabama would be the world's largest importer of okra.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at June 20, 2022 07:00 PM (sWM8x)

234 Red on Red. Bleed them dry, Melissa.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 20, 2022 07:00 PM (yQpMk)

235 219 214 Well most of the New England states don't have squat to trade so they would be SOL.

the decrepit nature of New England is one of it's great attractions for me

It's like watching an old barn fall apart in slo motion

there's a dark kinda of beauty in that

Posted by: REDACTED at June 20, 2022 07:01 PM (us2H3)

236 224
Posted by: Marcus Gravey



Heh! Your nic!

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 20, 2022 07:01 PM (sAmhv)

237 Nobody has yet to explain why if a woman can produce the same as a man yet costs 30% less, why would anyone ever hire a man.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 20, 2022 07:01 PM (3vQN0)

238 golden paratits > golden parachute

Posted by: Roy at June 20, 2022 07:01 PM (Ti+Tv)

239 I need a quick hit.

Posted by: gp's Nood-Stimulating Comment at June 20, 2022 07:02 PM (qpX6U)

240 I'm still reeling at the thought of a Tesla software UI "engineer" in charge of naming conventions being laid off.
---
It's almost like the guy in charge of pronouns had no real job!

Posted by: Axeman at June 20, 2022 07:02 PM (krQz2)

241 'On Monday, I want you to fire everyone with green hair.'

'On Tuesday, I want you to fire everyone with purple hair.'

...
Posted by: Elon at June 20, 2022 06:59 PM (Kskoe)
---
"Whew! At least I'm safe!" - blue-haired SJW in charge of pronoun management

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at June 20, 2022 07:02 PM (K5n5d)

242 >>> 237 Nobody has yet to explain why if a woman can produce the same as a man yet costs 30% less, why would anyone ever hire a man.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 20, 2022 07:01 PM (3vQN0)

That's logic and logic is SEXIST! ... probably racist too.

Posted by: leftists at June 20, 2022 07:02 PM (llON8)

243 *For the warriors of Illium were those most powerful and fell,
They were those born of winter*

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - ultra maga ftw ! at June 20, 2022 07:03 PM (H4bsh)

244 I never got paid less than anybody in my profession as long as I could produce the results.

As it should be. It's the bottom line. Well, it used to be.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at June 20, 2022 07:03 PM (Xrfse)

245 (Paints self Green for Envy Month).

That bitch!

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at June 20, 2022 07:03 PM (9VqgO)

246 A history professor friend of mine is already all in on expelling Texas from the union. She hates Texas and Texans. Which is why I enjoyed telling her about my trip to TXMOME last year...just to rub it in that Texas and Texans are awesome...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at June 20, 2022 06:46


I guarantee that she's never met a Texan.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 20, 2022 07:04 PM (GUagA)

247 That's logic and logic is SEXIST! ... probably racist too.
Posted by: leftists at June 20, 2022 07:02 PM (llON
---
Men have barred women's access to Logic for centuries now.

Posted by: Axeman at June 20, 2022 07:04 PM (krQz2)

248 "A history professor friend of mine is already all in on expelling Texas from the union"

Set the date. I'm ready now. C'mon, what's holding this up?! Let's do this!


Still no action? Hurry up!


How 'bout now?

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel Remembers Babbitt and Perna at June 20, 2022 07:04 PM (aXxgO)

249 224 I'm still reeling at the thought of a Tesla software UI "engineer" in charge of naming conventions being laid off.
Posted by: Marcus Gravey at June 20, 2022 06:58 PM (kNgCR)

Didn't come up with "ludicrous mode", so no loss.

Posted by: Roy at June 20, 2022 07:04 PM (Ti+Tv)

250 224 I'm still reeling at the thought of a Tesla software UI "engineer" in charge of naming conventions being laid off.
Posted by: Marcus Gravey at June 20, 2022 06:58 PM (kNgCR)


Naming is tricky and consequential. It is just possible that that is a real job with real importance.

An engineer joke: the two hardest problems in computer science are naming, cache invalidation, and off-by-one errors.

Posted by: Splunge at June 20, 2022 07:05 PM (2hil/)

251 Texas can't leave this shitshow soon enough.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at June 20, 2022 07:06 PM (oWBc3)

252 The hot new thing now on the left is pay openness where everyone’s salary is public. To supposedly avoid sexism.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 20, 2022 07:07 PM (3vQN0)

253 Splunge: "An engineer joke: the two hardest problems in computer science are naming, cache invalidation, and off-by-one errors."

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE CACHE INVALIDATION.

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at June 20, 2022 07:07 PM (aXxgO)

254 Texas can form a sort of United Texas FloridaEmirates with Florida.

Posted by: runner at June 20, 2022 07:07 PM (V13WU)

255 Also, at the funeral of our Aunt, eulogized "Born a democrat, lived a democrat, and died a democrat."

Posted by: Tonypete at June 20, 2022 06:24 PM (Msys3)


Sounds as heartfelt and dignified as a Palestinian funeral.

Posted by: Captain Hate at June 20, 2022 07:07 PM (y7DUB)

256 https://tinyurl.com/3be956xm
Posted by: Puddleglum at June 20, 2022 06:57 PM (sAmhv)

The DC Chief of Police is blaming a gun that evidently "appeared" at the crowded event. Seriously. "All it takes is a gun appearing in a crowded event like this one."

Yeah. That's all it takes.

Posted by: Marcus Gravey at June 20, 2022 07:07 PM (kNgCR)

257 I thought she had sad eyes. Why would Fox want a news reader with sad eyes?

Posted by: Mr Gaga at June 20, 2022 07:07 PM (4ZE6o)

258 An engineer joke: the two hardest problems in computer science are naming, cache invalidation, and off-by-one errors.
Posted by: Splunge at June 20, 2022 07:05 PM (2hil/)

I see what you did there.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 20, 2022 07:07 PM (3vQN0)

259
Naming is tricky and consequential. It is just possible that that is a real job with real importance.
==============
It is. It is a complicated task and also very detail-oriented. We have an engineer with this job, who has saved us a lot of money and effort over the years.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at June 20, 2022 07:08 PM (JdUNy)

260 Other states are gonna wanna pull the ripcord on this fuckshow, too.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 20, 2022 07:08 PM (89T5c)

261
The DC Chief of Police is blaming a gun that evidently "appeared" at the crowded event.
Posted by: Marcus Gravey

There must have been magic in the air.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 20, 2022 07:09 PM (pTC3n)

262 Trudeau Suspends Vaccine Travel Requirements For Now
https://tinyurl.com/3ckz8su5

Posted by: Ciampino at June 20, 2022 07:09 PM (qfLjt)

263 252 The hot new thing now on the left is pay openness where everyone’s salary is public. To supposedly avoid sexism.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 20, 2022 07:07 PM (3vQN0)

I'm sure that breeds a collegial work environment.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at June 20, 2022 07:09 PM (b2nrj)

264 >>> 58 50 Heads up, Texas morons:

@ChuckCallesto

BREAKING NOW: Texas Republicans push for a referendum to vote on the state SECEDING FROM THE UNITED STATES in 2023 at meeting that declared Biden's win illegitimate...
Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 20, 2022 06:12 PM (ptqGC)

Why put the date out so far is the first thing that occurred to me.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 20, 2022 06:13 PM (08ncd)

Did they actually give a *date*? January 1st or December 31st or something in between?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 20, 2022 07:09 PM (llON8)

265 China is saying the Taiwan Strait is not international waters and is within their Exclusive Economic Zone. The expectation is that this is a prelude to more aggressive attempts to control ships passing through the Strait.

https://tinyurl.com/5n6ksemd

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at June 20, 2022 07:09 PM (sWM8x)

266 Regions as countries make a lot of sense. Break up the US into 6 or 7 countries and everyone would be happy.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 20, 2022 07:10 PM (3vQN0)

267 Wait, I spoke too soon, that idiot Lapid will be a "caretaker" PM. Until the next government is formed.

Posted by: runner at June 20, 2022 07:10 PM (V13WU)

268 Other states are gonna wanna pull the ripcord on this fuckshow, too.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 20, 2022 07:08 PM (89T5c)
---
It would be hilarious if one of the outcomes of the Jan-6 show was states deciding they don't want to play with DC anymore.

But, that would probably hasten the transition to Hunger Games.

Posted by: Axeman at June 20, 2022 07:10 PM (krQz2)

269 258 An engineer joke: the two hardest problems in computer science are naming, cache invalidation, and off-by-one errors.
Posted by: Splunge at June 20, 2022 07:05 PM (2hil/)

I see what you did there.
----
Look, his abacus decomposed and there were rotten beads everywhere AND he run out of toes.

Posted by: Ciampino at June 20, 2022 07:11 PM (qfLjt)

270 Aren't you people afraid that Canada will invade if US broken up ?!

Posted by: runner at June 20, 2022 07:11 PM (V13WU)

271 256 https://tinyurl.com/3be956xm
Posted by: Puddleglum at June 20, 2022 06:57 PM (sAmhv)

The DC Chief of Police is blaming a gun that evidently "appeared" at the crowded event. Seriously. "All it takes is a gun appearing in a crowded event like this one."

Yeah. That's all it takes.
Posted by: Marcus Gravey



Don't be so hard on the DC Chief. That gun was wearing a trenchcoat, hat, glasses w/mustache. Clever critters guns are.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 20, 2022 07:11 PM (sAmhv)

272 262

Still had it? Lol.
Way to kill your tourism industry, eh?

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 20, 2022 07:12 PM (3vQN0)

273 The DC Chief of Police is blaming a gun that evidently "appeared" at the crowded event.
Posted by: Marcus Gravey

There must have been magic in the air.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 20, 2022 07:09 PM (pTC3n)

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo!

Posted by: Juneteenth Fairy Godmother at June 20, 2022 07:12 PM (4I/2K)

274 >>> 265 China is saying the Taiwan Strait is not international waters and is within their Exclusive Economic Zone. The expectation is that this is a prelude to more aggressive attempts to control ships passing through the Strait.

https://tinyurl.com/5n6ksemd
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at June 20, 2022 07:09 PM (sWM8x)

CHYna may or may not have the amphibious capability to invade Taiwan, but as long as our Navy is busy being gay and running ships into each other, we're not going to do jack shit to stop them.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 20, 2022 07:12 PM (llON8)

275

Weeks ahead of President Biden's much anticipated and controversial trip to Saudi Arabia, where he'll meet with crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom is cracking down on any items, including toys, with a rainbow on them.

The commerce ministry put clothing and toy stores on notice over "rainbow colors" in the capital of Riyadh - saying such items will now be banned as they "contradict the Islamic faith and public morals and promote homosexual colors targeting the younger generation."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 20, 2022 07:12 PM (63Dwl)

276
An engineer joke: the two hardest problems in computer science are naming, cache invalidation, and off-by-one errors.

Posted by: Splunge at June 20, 2022 07:05 PM


there are two types of people in the world: those who can extrapolate from incomplete data

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 20, 2022 07:12 PM (ENBF0)

277 It would be fitting should FOX go the way of CNN +. They've soiled themselves.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 20, 2022 07:12 PM (BFigT)

278 265 China is saying the Taiwan Strait is not international waters and is within their Exclusive Economic Zone. The expectation is that this is a prelude to more aggressive attempts to control ships passing through the Strait.

https://tinyurl.com/5n6ksemd
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at June 20, 2022 07:09 PM (sWM8x)

Inflation to go brrr.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at June 20, 2022 07:13 PM (b2nrj)

279 >>> 270 Aren't you people afraid that Canada will invade if US broken up ?!
Posted by: runner at June 20, 2022 07:11 PM (V13WU)

LOL

Odds that Candia would follow suit, beginning in Quebec?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 20, 2022 07:14 PM (llON8)

280 Aren't you people afraid that Canada will invade if US broken up ?!

Like Canadians would come in without asking, that's not polite.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 20, 2022 07:14 PM (Bd6X8)

281 There is nothing the federal government "does" that any State could not do better for itself.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 20, 2022 07:14 PM (R/m4+)

282 Aetius, having to get it on a ballot to vote on.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 20, 2022 07:14 PM (fCBcM)

283 "The DC Chief of Police is blaming a gun that evidently "appeared" at the crowded event

Those ghost guns can materialize right out of thin air.

Posted by: Crappy Days Are Here Again at June 20, 2022 07:14 PM (vrz2I)

284 270 Aren't you people afraid that Canada will invade if US broken up ?!
Posted by: runner at June 20, 2022 07:11 PM (V13WU)

Our very own north hordes coming down to raid beyond the great wall.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at June 20, 2022 07:14 PM (b2nrj)

285 fox is full of shite but exactly what chance did fox have of not getting fleeced by poor widdle cassandra ingalls....in new york?....

conservatives(even phony ones like fox) have a real venue problem on either coast...

Posted by: uncouth jay marks at June 20, 2022 07:15 PM (GT8Ln)

286 >>> 282 Aetius, having to get it on a ballot to vote on.
Posted by: Ben Had at June 20, 2022 07:14 PM (fCBcM)

Also, it should include the provision that Austin, DFW, Houston and San Antonio are excluded from the vote.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 20, 2022 07:15 PM (llON8)

287 Melissa Frances stared in Little House on the Prairie and graduated from Harvard.

Pete Hegseth from F&F on the weekend show took his Harvard degree wrote all over it and sent it back to Harvard.

Posted by: redridinghood at June 20, 2022 07:15 PM (NpAcC)

288 282 Aetius, having to get it on a ballot to vote on.
Posted by: Ben Had at June 20, 2022 07:14 PM (fCBcM)
Working on it here, boss.

Posted by: Eromero at June 20, 2022 07:15 PM (0OP+5)

289 Speaking of lawsuits:
Court Rules Business Can Seek Damages Over COVID-
19 Shutdown Losses

tinyurl.com/yxmprm86

Posted by: commenter what bought a shirt at June 20, 2022 07:16 PM (0CF1W)

290 "Those ghost guns can materialize right out of thin air.

Posted by: Crappy Days Are Here Again at June 20, 2022 07:14 PM (vrz2I) "

well played !

*golf clap*

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - ultra maga ftw ! at June 20, 2022 07:16 PM (H4bsh)

291 She's no Aishah Hasnie.

Posted by: wth at June 20, 2022 07:16 PM (v0R5T)

292 >>> 289 Speaking of lawsuits:
Court Rules Business Can Seek Damages Over COVID-
19 Shutdown Losses

tinyurl.com/yxmprm86
Posted by: commenter what bought a shirt at June 20, 2022 07:16 PM (0CF1W)

Huh.

Now do vaxxine damages.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 20, 2022 07:16 PM (llON8)

293 I still say Larry Bird was a helluva ball player

Posted by: REDACTED at June 20, 2022 07:16 PM (us2H3)

294 280 Aren't you people afraid that Canada will invade if US broken up ?!

Like Canadians would come in without asking, that's not polite.
Posted by: Blanco Basura



They could invade with a division of hockey goons. They would ultimately fail though after spending way to much time in penalty boxes.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 20, 2022 07:17 PM (sAmhv)

295 Our very own north hordes coming down to raid beyond the great wall.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at June 20, 2022 07:14 PM (b2nrj)

Wall?

Really...

Posted by: The Southern Border at June 20, 2022 07:17 PM (BgMrQ)

296 NOOD

cafe

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 20, 2022 07:17 PM (llON8)

297 Break up the US into 6 or 7 countries and everyone would be happy.

Yup.

Posted by: Squid at June 20, 2022 07:18 PM (rAdua)

298 Back in the early days of aeronautical there weren't any programmers. Just engineers and mathematicians. The engineers would give equations of flight and motion and stability & control and physics to math guys and they'd right Fortran code for analysis. But the math majors were probably doing machine language coding a short while before they started Fortran so every variable in a 200 variable program was a00 through a99 for float and i00 through i99 for int. That was the naming convention a and I. That and stupid tricks with common blocks would drive you crazy. A complicated code could have thousands of a and I variables.

Posted by: banana Dream at June 20, 2022 07:18 PM (0fVbu)

299 289 Speaking of lawsuits:
Court Rules Business Can Seek Damages Over COVID-
19 Shutdown Losses

tinyurl.com/yxmprm86
Posted by: commenter what bought a shirt at June 20, 2022 07:16 PM (0CF1W)

Suing in the insurer not the government it appears.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at June 20, 2022 07:18 PM (b2nrj)

300 237 Nobody has yet to explain why if a woman can produce the same as a man yet costs 30% less, why would anyone ever hire a man.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 20, 2022 07:01 PM (3vQN0)
----
In No Particular Order:
That rag thing every 4 weeks, babies, hairdressers. tears, lawyers.

Posted by: Ciampino at June 20, 2022 07:18 PM (qfLjt)

301 Our very own north hordes coming down to raid beyond the great wall.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy

Based on the yearly winter invasion of the southern tier by the northern States we are already there.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 20, 2022 07:18 PM (pTC3n)

302 nood


Cafe

Posted by: banana Dream at June 20, 2022 07:18 PM (0fVbu)

303 Just letting people know here: You can access TruthSocial from the web now, if you have an android.

Posted by: Axeman at June 20, 2022 07:19 PM (OaZlZ)

304 266 Regions as countries make a lot of sense. Break up the US into 6 or 7 countries and everyone would be happy.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 20, 2022 07:10 PM (3vQN0)

Contiguous continental US could probably be done as 3 lasting entities at best. Everything disconnected could separate without much fuss.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at June 20, 2022 07:20 PM (b2nrj)

305 ourt Rules Business Can Seek Damages Over COVID-
19 Shutdown Losses

==

from whom ? China ?? plus it was Trump's administration that was forced to shut down the economy.

Posted by: runner at June 20, 2022 07:20 PM (V13WU)

306
273 The DC Chief of Police is blaming a gun that evidently "appeared" at the crowded event.
Posted by: Marcus Gravey

There must have been magic in the air.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 20, 2022 07:09 PM

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo!


mumbo-jumbo...mumbo-jumbo

/boris balkan

Posted by: uncouth jay marks at June 20, 2022 07:20 PM (GT8Ln)

307 BREAKING NOW: Texas Republicans push for a referendum to vote on the state SECEDING FROM THE UNITED STATES in 2023 at meeting that declared Biden's win illegitimate...
........

Hello? UHaul? Can I get a couple trucks ASAP one-way to Texas?

Posted by: wth at June 20, 2022 07:23 PM (v0R5T)

308 228 'lateral ableism'. That's a new one on me.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 20, 2022 06:55 PM (08ncd)
---
Some teams are able to pull off a lateral, some are not.

It makes football games unfair.

Posted by: Axeman at June 20, 2022 06:59 PM (krQz2)
----
Play rugby, it's all mainly laterals.

Posted by: Ciampino at Old Trafford at June 20, 2022 07:23 PM (qfLjt)

309 Did anyone watch that movie a couple of years ago about Roger Ailes who was portayed by John Lithgow?

Good stuff.. Ailes was operating in good ole boy fashion. The movie was sureal at times in that the stupid sob was the head of a news network not some manufacturing co. in Ohio where he could keep things hush hush. ... heh heh The dude was out of touch with the times ....

Posted by: commenter what bought a shirt at June 20, 2022 07:24 PM (0CF1W)

310 from whom ? China ?? plus it was Trump's administration that was forced to shut down the economy.
Posted by: runner at June 20, 2022 07:20 PM (V13WU)

Insurance companies

Posted by: commenter what bought a shirt at June 20, 2022 07:25 PM (0CF1W)

311 Men have barred women's access to Logic for centuries now.

Posted by: Axeman at June 20, 2022 07:04 PM (krQz2)

I read that as "Lingerie". Thought "What?" Time for a nap

Posted by: Javems at June 20, 2022 07:28 PM (AmoqO)

312 188 Why does Belgium exist?

https://tinyurl.com/ywae4zfp
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Where would the Germans invade France if not through Belgium? Sheesh!

Posted by: Ciampino at June 20, 2022 07:31 PM (qfLjt)

313 155
You do know that most states rely on other states for many things including water , power , ports , etc in addition to the Feds owning a lot of the land.
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As a seceding State I would be nationalizing Fed-owned land and other property.

Posted by: Ciampino giving the finger to the Fed at June 20, 2022 07:39 PM (qfLjt)

314 147 What's the last thing that goes through the mind of a monkey with a bulletproof vest?


I should be typing Shakespeare right now.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 20, 2022 06:36 PM (6jFs+)
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You didn't say what was about to happen to the minkee .....

Posted by: Ciampino playing the organ grinder at June 20, 2022 07:43 PM (qfLjt)

315 If Rush were with us today, with the klownish state of things, his entire show would be him just rustling the papers on his desk. The listener would know that all the while Rush would be shaking his damn head, waiting for something, anything to say but pictures == 1000 words etc.

Snerdly would offer some comedy clips as a last resort.

Posted by: micky at June 20, 2022 07:45 PM (3byMq)

316 130 Bipolar or bisexual...I can't decide that either.

Posted by: Kamela Harris at June 20, 2022 06:30 PM (Y274z)
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Embrace the power of two, become tetra-weird.

Posted by: Ciampino not 2 squared but hey8 at June 20, 2022 07:49 PM (qfLjt)

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